Accession Number : ADA198820


Title :   Air Force Research Initiation Program 1986 Technical Report Volume 1


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.


Corporate Author : UNIVERSAL ENERGY SYSTEMS INC DAYTON OH


Personal Author(s) : Darrah, Rodney C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a198820.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 683


Abstract : Mini-grant research reports of the A.F. 1986 Research Initiation Program in vol. 1 include: Weather forecast evaluation by decomposition of the wind field into barotropic and baroclinic components; An EPR study of the role of catalysts in the thermal decomposition of nitroaromatic compounds; Stellar scintillometer based studies of optical turbulence; Impact of cognitive styles on decision making; Feasibility study and test application of uncertainty estimates to an atmospheric dispersion model with potential utility in AF operations; Design of multivariable optimal control systems; Visualization of hydrocarbon jet diffusion flames; Infrared fluorescence and photoacoustic measurements and NO (v=2) relaxation as a function of temperature; Heat and mass transfer in a dual-latent heat packed bed thermal storage system; Long-term potentiation in interneurons in the mammalian brain; Development of image processing algorithms for AFGL ultraviolet camera and other imaging systems; Relationship between stages of motor learning and kinesthetic sensitivity; Investigation of pulsed discharges in nitrogen for plasma processing; Modeling of failure mechanisms in ceramic composites under flexural loading; Sensitivity of mesoscale wind to variations in vegetation canopy parameters and surface properties; Effects of exercise and dobutamine on suspension hypokinesia/ hypodynamia deconditioning in rats; Computer communications using knowledge based systems; Droplet size distribution measurement in a single element liquid rocket injector.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE RESEARCH , TEST AND EVALUATION , HEAT TRANSFER , ALGORITHMS , IMAGE PROCESSING , MEASUREMENT , BRAIN , RATS , PARAMETERS , NITROGEN , WEATHER FORECASTING , TURBULENCE , FAILURE , WIND , COGNITION , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , PROCESSING , SUSPENSION DEVICES , DIFFUSION , AROMATIC COMPOUNDS , CATALYSTS , CANOPIES , LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES , CAMERAS , DROPS , MASS TRANSFER , EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY) , MOTOR REACTIONS , NITROGEN COMPOUNDS , ULTRAVIOLET PHOTOGRAPHY , SCINTILLATION COUNTERS , DISPERSIONS , STARS , PYROLYSIS , ATMOSPHERE MODELS , JET FLAMES , FLEXURAL PROPERTIES , DECOMPOSITION , LEARNING , CATECHOLAMINES , VEGETATION , INFRARED RADIATION , MUSCLES , FUEL INJECTORS , IMAGES , HYDROCARBONS , PULSES , SURFACE PROPERTIES , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , CERAMIC MATERIALS , REDUCTION , ESTIMATES , DISTRIBUTION , MAMMALS , COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS , OPTICAL PROPERTIES , PARTICLE SIZE , FLUORESCENCE , DECISION MAKING


Subject Categories : Information Science


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