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291. 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 ...

292. 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 ...

293. 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.

294. 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 ...

295. 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 ...

296. Hierarchical Control and Performance Evaluation of Multi-Vehicle Autonomous Systems
Topic: Energy
Published: 5/4/2005
Authors: Stephen B. Balakirsky, Christopher J. Scrapper Jr, Elena R Messina
Abstract: This paper will describe how the Mobility Open Architecture Tools and Simulation (MOAST) framework can facilitate performance evaluations of RCS compliant multi-vehicle autonomous systems. This framework provides an environment that allows for simula ...

297. Design, Development and Testing of a Hybrid Device for In-Situ Testing of Sealant
Topic: Energy
Published: 1/19/2005
Authors: Christopher C White, E Embree, C Buch
Abstract: A new hybrid in-situ sealant-testing device that uses movement to both characterize and fatigue standard ASTM C719 sealant samples is described. This five sample device, records the force-response data for every deformation cycle of every sample. F ...

298. Design Optimization for a Parallel MEMS Mechanism with Flexure Joints
Topic: Energy
Published: 10/4/2004
Authors: Byoung H Kang, J Wen, Nicholas G Dagalakis, Jason John Gorman
Abstract: This paper presents an analysis tool and design method forMEMS parallel mechanisms. Due to processing constraints inMEMS fabrication, flexure joints are frequently used in MEMSmechanisms. Flexure joints offer advantages over other joint designdue to ...

299. Application of a Crash Prevention Boundary Metric to a Road Departure Warning System
Topic: Energy
Published: 8/25/2004
Authors: Sandor S. Szabo, B H Wilson
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Transportation is actively involved in assessing the benefit of road departure warning systems (RDWS). A crash prevention boundary (CPB) metric has been proposed as one means of objectively measuring system performance. This pa ...

300. Obstacle Detection Using a Time-of-Flight Range Camera for Indoor Automated Guided Vehicle Navigation
Topic: Energy
Published: 8/1/2004
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 in factory-like environments using a 3D real-time range camera is the subject of this paper.  Our approach has been test ...

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