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Generating Mosaics of Astronomical Images

“Montage” is the name of a service of the National Virtual Observatory (NVO), and of software being developed to implement the service via the World Wide Web.

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FastScript3D a Companion to Java 3D

FastScript3D is a computer program, written in the Java 3D™ programming language, that establishes an alternative language that helps users who lack expertise in Java 3D to use Java 3D for constructing three-dimensional (3D)-appearing graphics.

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Two Methods for Efficient Solution of the Hitting-Set Problem

A paper addresses much of the same subject matter as that of “Fast Algorithms for Model-Based Diagnosis” (NPO-30582), which appears elsewhere in this issue of NASA Tech Briefs.

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Biased Randomized Algorithm for Fast Model-Based Diagnosis

The bias increases the likelihood of making a minimal diagnosis.

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Fast Algorithms for Model-Based Diagnosis

Methods based on Boolean functions and linear programming are more practical for complex systems. Two improved new methods for automated diagnosis of complex engineering systems involve the use of novel algorithms that are more efficient than prior algorithms used for the same purpose. Both the recently developed algorithms and the prior algorithms in question are instances of model-based diagnosis, which is based on exploring the logical inconsistency between an observation and a description of a system to be diagnosed.

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Calculation Management Captures and Tracks Engineering Design Information

A systematic software approach enables designers to manage engineering methods and values.

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Telephone-Directory Program

eDirectory is a computer program that makes it possible to view entries in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) telephone directory by use of PalmPilot ™ (or equivalent) personal digital assistants.

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