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261. The Effect of Process Models on Short-Term Prediction of Moving Objects for Autonomous Driving
Topic: Energy
Published: 12/1/2005
Authors: Rajmohan Madhavan, Craig I Schlenoff
Abstract: We are developing a novel framework, PRIDE (PRediction In Dynamic Environments), to perform moving object prediction (MOP) for autonomous ground vehicles. The underlying concept is based upon a multi-resolutional, hierarchical approach which incorpor ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=823562

262. Temporal Range Registration for Unmanned Ground and Aerial Vehicles
Topic: Energy
Published: 11/30/2005
Authors: Rajmohan Madhavan, Tsai Hong Hong, Elena R Messina
Abstract: An iterative temporal registration algorithm is presented in this article for registering 8 3D range images obtained from unmanned ground and aerial vehicles traversing unstructured 9 environments. We are primarily motivated by the development of 3D ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=822691

263. Design and Modeling of Thermally Actuated MEMS Nanopositioners
Topic: Energy
Published: 11/11/2005
Authors: Sebastien Bergna, Jason John Gorman, Nicholas G Dagalakis
Abstract: Several micro-scale nanopositioning mechanisms, or MEMS nanopositioners, have been developed for application in nanotechnology and optical sensors. In this paper, the design and modeling of these devices is presented along with initial experimental r ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=822370

264. Towards AGV Safety and Navigation Advancement - Obstacle Detection Using a TOF Range Camera*
Topic: Energy
Published: 7/20/2005
Authors: Roger V Bostelman, Tsai Hong Hong, Rajmohan Madhavan
Abstract: The performance evaluation of an obstacle detection and segmentation algorithm for Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) navigation using a 3D real-time range camera is the subject of this paper. Our approach has been tested successfully on British safety s ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=824010

265. Knowledge Representation and Decision Making for Mobile Robots
Topic: Energy
Published: 7/13/2005
Authors: Elena R Messina, Stephen B. Balakirsky
Abstract: Knowledge is central to a mobile robot's ability to carry out its missions and adapt to changes in the environment it is traversing. The knowledge subsystem must support acquisition of information from external sources, maintain prior knowledge, in ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=823556

266. Viscoelastic Characterization of Polymers Using Instrumented Indentation I. Quasi-static Testing
Topic: Energy
Published: 7/13/2005
Authors: Mark R VanLandingham, N-K Chang, P L Drzal, Christopher C White, S-H Chang
Abstract: The use of instrumented indentation to characterize the mechanical response of polymeric materials was studied. A model based on contact between a rigid probe and a linear viscoelastic material was used to calculate values for creep compliance and s ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=860507

267. Viscoelastic Characterization of Polymers Using Instrumented Indentation II. Dynamic Testing
Topic: Energy
Published: 7/13/2005
Authors: Christopher C White, Mark R VanLandingham, P L Drzal, N-K Chang, S-H Chang
Abstract: Dynamic nanoindentation was preformed on a cured epoxy, poly(methyl methacrylate), and poly(dimethyl siloxane) or PDMS. These samples, two glassy polymers and a rubbery material are used to illustrate the agreement between classical rheological instr ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=860508

268. HiCASS Target Tracking Sensor Study
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7220
Topic: Energy
Published: 5/20/2005
Author: Richard J Norcross
Abstract: The High Capacity Alongside Sea base Sustainment (HiCASS) program intends to generate substantial improvements in skin-to-skin at-sea replenishment. HiCASS requires real-time tracking and dynamic load position sensing.
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=823534

269. Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems, Proceedings of PerMIS '04 Workshop
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1036
Topic: Energy
Published: 5/15/2005
Authors: Elena R Messina, A Meystel
Abstract: This is the collection of papers presented at the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop, held at NIST on August 24, 25, and 26, 2004. This was the fifth workshop in a series focused on both theoretical and practical measures of perform ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=823549

270. Influence of Experimental Set-Up and Plastic Deformation on the Shaft-Loaded Blister Test
Topic: Energy
Published: 5/11/2005
Authors: S Goldfarb, E P O'Brien, Christopher C White
Abstract: The effect of film thickness, substrate hole diameter, and shaft tip diameter on the applied strain energy release rate, G, of a thin film was measured using the shaft-loaded blister test. Test specimens consisted of plies of Kapton pressure sensiti ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=860588



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