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Author: Deane N. Morris
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Keywords: system, concepts, transportation, space, criteria, evaluation
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Major objectives of the next generation space transportation system (STS) are outlined and discussed.Although the initial impetus for considering a new STS stems from a need for cost reduction in space operations, other objectives related to flexibility and versatility of the transportation system may ultimately be just as important as the economics.A number of the major objectives in the areas of......
ISBN: 0262220695, 9780262220699
Authors: Peter Van Roy, Seif Haridi
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Keywords: programming, computer, models, techniques, concepts
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Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programmingby Peter Van Roy, Seif HaridiPublisher: The MIT Press 2004ISBN/ASIN: 0262220695ISBN-13: 9780262220699Number of pages: 939Description:This innovative text presents computer programming as a unified discipline in a way that is both practical and scientifically sound. The book focuses on techniques of lasting value and explains them precisely in......
Author: Michael Wab Kanzelberger
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Keywords: threat, concepts, deterrence, compellence, survey, analytic, nuclear, strategy, selective, american
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Surveys analytically selected nuclear strategies proffered in the unclassified literature since World War II. Types and subtypes of strategies are identified and analyzed on the basis of the threat concepts that underpin them and the targeting schemes that back them up. Entries are catalogued according to whether the implied threat promises to punish, deny, or compel adversary actions, roughly in ......
ISBN: 0833046667, 9780833046666
Authors: David M. Oaks, Matthew Stafford, Bradley Wilson
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Keywords: fuel, needs, future, temporary, pipelines, army, concepts, impacts, alternative, distribution, value, assessing
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This document describes a study done for the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) to assess future needs for temporary petroleum pipeline structure. At the time this work was begun, the Army was weighing further development of a new pipeline capability, the Rapidly Installed Fuel Transfer System (RIFTS), and also conducting its normal cycle of future force structure planning. This proj......
Author: Glenn A. Kent
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Keywords: defense, planning, framework, coherent, operations, concepts
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This Note establishes the utility of concepts of operations as the central feature of a more logical and coherent framework for planning. The overall framework involves six levels of activity, each of which takes place in a specific organizational setting. The activities proceed from the definition and announcement of national security policies' objectives, strategies, and commitments to the devel......
ISBN: 083300462X, 9780833004628
Author: William J. Whelan
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Keywords: systems, vehicle, combat, concepts, new
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This publication describes a research effort which examined a new approach for developing land combat vehicle systems.The research focused specifically on new tank systems.The report begins with a summary of the asserted needs for significant increases in the capabilities of current combat vehicle systems.Next, a generic concept development approach based on the idea of distributed vehicle systems......
Authors: Alan J. Vick, John Stillion, David R. Frelinger, Joel Kvitky, Benjamin S. Lambeth, Jefferson P. Marquis, Matthew Waxman
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Keywords: new, concepts, exploring, environments, operations, urban, aerospace
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The recent spate of urban operations in Panama, Somalia, Haiti, and Bosnia has motivated the Department of Defense to put considerable effort into identifying and correcting shortcomings in the United States’ ability to successfully conduct urban military operations. Project AIR FORCE undertook a year-long investigation of the role that aerospace forces can play in joint urban military opera......
ISBN: 0833049321, 9780833049322
Authors: Roger Cliff, John F. Fei, Jeff Hagen, Elizabeth Hague, Eric Heginbotham, John Stillion
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Keywords: force, employment, concepts, century, air, chinese, heavens, splitting, earth, shaking
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Less than a decade ago, China's air force was an antiquated service equipped almost exclusively with weapons based on 1950s-era Soviet designs and operated by personnel with questionable training according to outdated employment concepts. Today, the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) appears to be on its way to becoming a modern, highly capable air force for the 21st century. This monograp......
Author: Bruno Augenstein
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Keywords: rdt, term, amp, assess, feasibility, briefing, annotated, problems, opportunities, annihilation, energy, concepts
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This Note discusses several issues inherent in exploiting the energy released when matter and antimatter annihilate.It reviews some of the fundamental difficulties in producing antimatter and means for storing it.If these difficulties have satisfactory solutions, a number of applications for antimatter are likely to emerge.The Note emphasizes the fundamental importance of the very large classes of......
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