Mr. Liggins has performed fusion research in a number of areas including sensor
and data fusion, multisensor and mul- titarget tracking, radar, high-performance
computing, and program management. He is the author of more than 30 ...
Author: Martin Liggins II
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
In the years since the bestselling first edition, fusion research and applications have adapted to service-oriented architectures and pushed the boundaries of situational modeling in human behavior, expanding into fields such as chemical and biological sensing, crisis management, and intelligent buildings. Handbook of Multisensor Data Fusion: Theory and Practice, Second Edition represents the most current concepts and theory as information fusion expands into the realm of network-centric architectures. It reflects new developments in distributed and detection fusion, situation and impact awareness in complex applications, and human cognitive concepts. With contributions from the world’s leading fusion experts, this second edition expands to 31 chapters covering the fundamental theory and cutting-edge developments that are driving this field. New to the Second Edition— · Applications in electromagnetic systems and chemical and biological sensors · Army command and combat identification techniques · Techniques for automated reasoning · Advances in Kalman filtering · Fusion in a network centric environment · Service-oriented architecture concepts · Intelligent agents for improved decision making · Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software tools From basic information to state-of-the-art theories, this second edition continues to be a unique, comprehensive, and up-to-date resource for data fusion systems designers.
21 Interbody Fusion in the Elderly Lee D. Hieb Consultant Yuma , Arizona ,
U.S.A. I. INTRODUCTION Spinal surgeons , and indeed all physicians in America
, are confronting an aging population . Patients are not only living longer , they
Author: Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski
Publisher: CRC Press
Advances in Spinal Fusion reveals a new generation of materials and devices for enhanced operations in spinal fusion. This reference showcases emerging research and technologies in areas such as biodegradable implants, drug delivery, stem cell isolation and transfection, cell encapsulation and immobilization, and the design of 2D and 3D scaffolds f
11 Membrane Fusion Induced by Polyethylene Glycol SEK-WEN HUI Roswell
Park Memorial Institute and State University of New YorkBuffalo, Buffalo, New
York LAWRENCE T. BONI* Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts I.
Author: Jan Wilschut
Publisher: CRC Press
A broad overview of recent progress in membrane fusion research, treating the subject from the fields of biophysics, biochemistry, cell biology, virology, and biotechnology. Featuring sections on the general properties of membranes and applications of membrane fusion techniques, this sourcebook outl
This book reviews current understanding and concepts to deal with this remaining critical design issue for fusion reactors.
Author: Robert E. H. Clark
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
It became clear in the early days of fusion research that the effects of the containment vessel (erosion of "impurities") degrade the overall fusion plasma performance. Progress in controlled nuclear fusion research over the last decade has led to magnetically confined plasmas that, in turn, are sufficiently powerful to damage the vessel structures over its lifetime. This book reviews current understanding and concepts to deal with this remaining critical design issue for fusion reactors. It reviews both progress and open questions, largely in terms of available and sought-after plasma-surface interaction data and atomic/molecular data related to these "plasma edge" issues.
13.1 Early Plans Studies of fusion power plants based on magnetic confinement
started as early as 1946, with George Thomson's patent application, as
discussed in Chapter 5. A few years later, Andrei Sakharov in the Soviet Union ...
Author: Garry McCracken
Publisher: Academic Press
Fusion: The Energy of the Universe, 2e is an essential reference providing basic principles of fusion energy from its history to the issues and realities progressing from the present day energy crisis. The book provides detailed developments and applications for researchers entering the field of fusion energy research. This second edition includes the latest results from the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at Livermore, CA, and the progress on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) tokamak programme at Caderache, France. Comprehensive coverage— basic principles, detailed developments and practical applications Wide accessibility, but with sufficient detail to keep the technical reader engaged Details the initial discovery of nuclear fusion, current attempts to create nuclear fusion here on earth and today's concern over future energy supply Color illustrations and examples Includes technical notes for aspiring physicists
Preface Fusion energy is widely perceived as the ultimate terrestrial energy
source. This appealing prospect has emerged by reason of scientific experiment,
by the expectation of continuing scientific and technological progress, and by ...
These harsh facts were not hidden by the fusion scientists , but neither were they
emphasized . The issue of fusion ' s radioactive baggage has been the focus of
some research . The British researchers Roger Hancox and Wallace Redpath ...
Author: Robin Herman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Fusion: The Search for Endless Energy is the story of the international race to build the first atomic fusion reactor. It is the story of a fraternity of scientists, whose members included such greats as Andrei Sakharov and Edward Teller. Transcending political boundaries, their utopian mission was to create a source of safe, clean, inexhaustible energy from the elements of seawater. The book abounds with fascinating anecdotes about fusion's rocky path. Aimed at a general audience, the book describes the scientific basis of controlled fusion - the fusing of atomic nuclei, under conditions hotter than the sun, to release energy. Using personal recollections of scientists involved, the book traces the history of this little-known international race that began during the Cold War in secret laboratories in the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union, and evolved into an astonishingly open collaboration between East and West.
FRC FUSION REACTOR FOR DEEP SPACE PROPULSION John Slough and
Kenneth Miller University of Washington Seattle, Washington 98.195, U.S.A.
ABSTRACT It is difficult to dispute that only nuclear power has the potential of
Author: Emilio Panarella
Publisher: NRC Research Press
Category: Electronic books
The objectives of the 2nd Symposium held on Current Trends in International Fusion Research were to identify, review and assess the benefits, uncertainties and potentialities of the conventional, alternative and exploratory approaches to fusion-based research. This volume presents the full proceedings of the symposium.
I. FUNDAMENTALS OF FUSION ENGINEERING A. INTRODUCTION In his article
“Energy Production in Stars”," published in the March, 1939 volume of Physical
Review, Hans A. Bethe stated that “energy production of stars is then due ...
Author: Guillermo Velarde
Publisher: CRC Press
Nuclear Fusion by Inertial Confinement provides a comprehensive analysis of directly driven inertial confinement fusion. All important aspects of the process are covered, including scientific considerations that support the concept, lasers and particle beams as drivers, target fabrication, analytical and numerical calculations, and materials and engineering considerations. Authors from Australia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, and the U.S. have contributed to the volume, making it an internationally significant work for all scientists working in the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) field, as well as for graduate students in engineering and physics with interest in ICF.
In addition, a cross-section of available commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software
for data fusion applications is provided. 11.1 INTRODUCTION The multisensor
data fusion discipline has advanced considerably since the first edition of this ...
Author: David Lee Hall
Publisher: Artech House
Since the publication of the first edition of this book, advances in algorithms, logic and software tools have transformed the field of data fusion. The latest edition covers these areas as well as smart agents, human computer interaction, cognitive aides to analysis and data system fusion control. data fusion system, this book guides you through the process of determining the trade-offs among competing data fusion algorithms, selecting commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tools, and understanding when data fusion improves systems processing. Completely new chapters in this second edition explain data fusion system control, DARPA's recently developed TRIP model, and the latest applications of data fusion in data warehousing and medical equipment, as well as defence systems.