Conversion of a Spacecraft Designed for Manned Space Flight to a Recoverable Orbiting Astronomical Observatory

Conversion of a Spacecraft Designed for Manned Space Flight to a Recoverable Orbiting Astronomical Observatory

10 455 Nonredundant data storage , bits Transmission rate , bits / sec Communication time per orbit , min Weight allowance for experiment package , kg Space available for experiment : Diameter , m Length , m Lifetime , probability of 1 ...

Author: Windsor L. Sherman


ISBN: UIUC:30112106773994

Category: Orbiting astronomical observatories

Page: 17

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Categories: Orbiting astronomical observatories

Handbook of Mathematical Models and Algorithms in Computer Vision and Imaging

Handbook of Mathematical Models and Algorithms in Computer Vision and Imaging

When training on different color spaces, one must decide which color space is used to compute losses and when is the conversion back to RGB performed. In this chapter, we propose to experiment with three learning strategies to compare ...

Author: Ke Chen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030986612

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1981

View: 922

This handbook gathers together the state of the art on mathematical models and algorithms for imaging and vision. Its emphasis lies on rigorous mathematical methods, which represent the optimal solutions to a class of imaging and vision problems, and on effective algorithms, which are necessary for the methods to be translated to practical use in various applications. Viewing discrete images as data sampled from functional surfaces enables the use of advanced tools from calculus, functions and calculus of variations, and nonlinear optimization, and provides the basis of high-resolution imaging through geometry and variational models. Besides, optimization naturally connects traditional model-driven approaches to the emerging data-driven approaches of machine and deep learning. No other framework can provide comparable accuracy and precision to imaging and vision. Written by leading researchers in imaging and vision, the chapters in this handbook all start with gentle introductions, which make this work accessible to graduate students. For newcomers to the field, the book provides a comprehensive and fast-track introduction to the content, to save time and get on with tackling new and emerging challenges. For researchers, exposure to the state of the art of research works leads to an overall view of the entire field so as to guide new research directions and avoid pitfalls in moving the field forward and looking into the next decades of imaging and information services. This work can greatly benefit graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in imaging and vision; applied mathematicians; medical imagers; engineers; and computer scientists.
Categories: Mathematics

Church Planters

Church Planters

... in a traditional sanctuary or in converted spaces like warehouses, storefronts, and even nursing homes and banks. ... Unable, and in some cases unwilling, to start their church in a more traditional space, founders often had to ...

Author: Richard N. Pitt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197509418

Category: Religion

Page: 337

View: 305

"Starting a new organization is risky business. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, most startups fail; half of them do not reach the five-year mark. Protestant churches are not immune to these trends. Most new churches are not established with denominational support-more than 50% are actually non-denominational-and, therefore, have many of the same vulnerabilities other infant organizations must overcome. Research on both congregants and congregations has shown that millions of Americans are leaving churches, half of all churches do not add any new members, and thousands of churches shutter their doors each year. These numbers suggest that American religion is not a growth industry. Yet, more than 1000 new churches are started in any given year. What are the forces that move people who might otherwise be satisfied working for churches to the more risky role of starting one as a religion entrepreneur? In Church Planters, sociologist Richard Pitt uses more than 125 in-depth interviews with church planters to understand their motivations. First, he uncovers themes in their sometimes miraculous, sometimes mundane answers to the question: "why take on these risks?" Then he examines how they approach three common entrepreneurial challenges-recognizing opportunities, marshalling resources, and framing success-in ways that reduce uncertainty and lead them to believe they will be successful. The book combines their evocative stories with insights from research on commercial and social entrepreneurship to explain how these religion entrepreneurs come to believe their organizational goals must be accomplished, that they are capable of being accomplished, and that they would accomplish them over time"--
Categories: Religion

Common spaces of urban emancipation

Common spaces of urban emancipation

It was the residents of those complexes who in many cases converted anonymous spaces in-between the buildings to communal spaces. Strangely this was often established through practices of.

Author: Stavros Stavrides

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526135612

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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There is a growing discussion on the cultural meaning and politics of urban commons, and Stavrides uses examples from Europe and Latin America to support the view that a world of mutual support and urban solidarity emerges today in, against, and beyond existing societies of inequality.
Categories: Political Science

Department of Defense Appropriations for

Department of Defense Appropriations for

In general , the Services convert military spaces because of a need for those spaces in more critical mission areas . Military spaces that have recently been converted include : Army - food service , motor pool , storage and warehousing ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations


ISBN: LOC:00185827069


Page: 812

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Open space Land Program Guide

Open space Land Program Guide

CONVERSION TO OTHER USES Prior HHFA approval is required before all or part of the open - space land acquired by the Public Body may be converted to a use other than that approved by HHFA . To obtain approval to convert open - space ...

Author: United States. Urban Renewal Administration


ISBN: MINN:30000010637233

Category: City planning

Page: 34

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Categories: City planning

Before Borders

Before Borders

1 (2017): 1–20; Susan Smit- Marais, “Converted Spaces, Contained Places: Robinson Crusoe's Monologic World,” Journal ... In “Converted Spaces, Contained Places,” Smit- Marais writes that “Crusoe's relation to space emulates processes of ...

Author: Stephanie DeGooyer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421443911

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 672

"Bringing together eighteenth-century legal discourse and prose fiction, the author gives a cross-disciplinary account of immigration history. She tells a revisionist history in which, for jurists, philosophers, and fiction writers, naturalization is a creative mechanism for national expansion"--
Categories: History

Beyond Decommissioning

Beyond Decommissioning

... dwelling requirements one should first define the architectural criteria affecting the quality of housing spaces. ... is given in Currituck (n.d.): l Garages can be converted into music halls, bars, or retail space l Warehouses can ...

Author: Michele Laraia

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9780081028759

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 393

View: 695

Beyond Decommissioning: The Reuse and Redevelopment of Nuclear Installations presents the most up-to-date research and guidance on the reuse and redevelopment of nuclear plants and sites. Consultant Michele Laraia extensively builds upon experience from the redevelopment of non-nuclear industrial sites, a technical field that has considerably predated nuclear applications, to help the reader gain a very thorough and practical understanding of the redevelopment opportunities for decommissioned nuclear sites. Laraia emphasizes the socioeconomic and financial benefits from very early planning for site reuse, including how to manage the decommissioning transition, anticipate financial issues, and effectively utilize available resources. With an increasing number of decommissioning projects being conducted worldwide, it is critical that knowledge gained by experts with hands-on experience is passed on to the younger generation of nuclear professionals. Besides, this book describes the experiences of non-nuclear organizations that have reutilized the human, financial, and physical site assets, with adaptations, for a new productive mission, making it a key reference for all parties associated with nuclear operation and decommissioning. Those responsible for nuclear operation and decommissioning are encouraged to incorporate site reuse within an integrated, beginning-to-end view of their projects. The book also appeals to nuclear regulators as it highlights more opportunities to complete nuclear decommissioning safely, speedily, and in the best interests of all concerned parties. Includes lessons learned from worldwide case studies of reuse and repurposing of nuclear plants from both the nuclear and non-nuclear industries Provides practical guidance on a broad-spectrum of factors and opportunities for nuclear decommissioning Identifies the roles and responsibilities of parties involved, including nuclear operators, regulators and authorities, land planners and environmentalists
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Adobe Photoshop CS3

Adobe Photoshop CS3

Note : the RGB space , which , with its larger gamut , can more closely mirror the range of colors in the original scene . Printing , however , requires images first to be converted or separated into the CMYK color space .

Author: Erika Kendra

Publisher: Against The Clock

ISBN: 0976432447

Category: Adobe Photoshop

Page: 452

View: 976

1. Import multiple digital originals, create silhouettes, and use layers to build composite images such as a full-color magazine ad. 2. Combine images; apply various filters, adjustments, and patterns; and manipulate masks and channels to create artistic effects for a series of art-quality posters. 3. Produce special text-based effects with layers, masking, and selection techniques to design an appealing book cover. 4. Retouch photos to correct physical damage, lighting problems, and color errors using dozens of special filters to control every aspect of an image. 5. Create and composite complex selections and work with spot channels to build an attractive catalog cover. 6. Transform original photos to remove background elements, warp images to provide three-dimensional perspective, and apply sophisticated lighting effects to unify composite images for advertisements. 7. Render life-like paintings from line-art originals using Photoshop's remarkable combination of brushes, transparencies, and blending modes. 8. Generate and publish an industry-compliant web page that incorporates interactive buttons, animated images, and sliced artwork ready to be used by site-development technicians. 9. Work efficiently and rapidly by customizing your workspace, using shortcuts where appropriate, and automating repetitive tasks when possible.
Categories: Adobe Photoshop