Accession Number : ADA196250


Title :   Naval Research Laboratory 1986 Review


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a196250.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 301


Abstract : Highlights of NRL Research in 1986 include: Structures were identified for a novel class of antimalarial drugs having a new type of silver coordination; glass fibers having an optical loss of 0.9dB/km at 2.5 microns, with a potential for 0.01 dB/km, were produced from zirconium, barium, lanthanum, aluminum, and sodium fluorides as a replacement for silica glass in long-length glass communication links; a new monotonic Lagrangian gird tracking algorithm was developed to provide rapid access of computerized data on the near neighbors of any object in many-body systems ranging from battlefield scenarios to molecular dynamics simulations of biological arrays; effects of the sea-air temperature differential and wind stress on radar backscatter were determined through both airborne and sea-surface measurements; NRL's airborne geophysical sensor suite was used in the remote detection of anomalies in magnetic and gravity fields caused by the earth's crustal variations beneath the ice-covered Weddell Sea; a system was designed and tested to measure radiation effects on integrated circuits; power transistors and solid-state transmitter architectures for wideband high-power shipboard radars were developed; surface acoustic wave chemical microsensors were shown to discriminate between CW agents and begnign species; a diode-pumped nonneodymium rare-earth laser based on the 2.1-micron holmium transition was demonstrated. A high-energy density pulser was developed.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL RESEARCH , GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS , SCENARIOS , SIMULATION , ANOMALIES , DENSITY , MEASUREMENT , OPTICAL PROPERTIES , RADIATION , MAGNETIC FIELDS , QUICK REACTION , DETECTORS , OCEAN SURFACE , BIOLOGY , BATTLEFIELDS , DYNAMICS , AIRBORNE , ARRAYS , TRACKING , SODIUM , INTEGRATED CIRCUITS , RADAR , PULSE GENERATORS , BACKSCATTERING , LASERS , HIGH ENERGY , ALUMINUM , GLASS FIBERS , RADAR REFLECTIONS , REMOTE DETECTORS , BROADBAND , SHIPBOARD , ACCESS , TRANSMITTERS , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , ZIRCONIUM , LOSSES , GEOPHYSICS , ARCHITECTURE , RARE EARTH COMPOUNDS , FLUORIDES , BARIUM , LANTHANUM , MOLECULAR PROPERTIES , SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS , CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS , ANTIMALARIALS , RADIATION EFFECTS , JUNCTION TRANSISTORS , SILICA GLASS , ALGORITHMS , HIGH POWER


Subject Categories : Information Science


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