Information Technology & Software


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Compressed Symbology — Making Its Mark at NASA

Compressed symbology is a product-identification method that was pioneered by NASA for tracking space-shuttle parts and is now being used to mark everything from groceries to...

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Automated Planning and Scheduling for a Large Interferometer

A report discusses the potential application of artificial intelligence (AI) to planning, scheduling, and control of the optical configuration and other aspects of the...

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Self-Organization Based on Quantum Entanglement

A report presents a theoretical study of communication among intelligent agents in the presence of quantum entanglement and the absence of classical (in the sense of non-quantum)...

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An Improved Genetic Algorithm for Optimal Spacecraft Scheduling

A method of computing globally optimal schedules and plans in the face of possibly temporally varying constraints involves the use of an improved genetic algorithm. The...

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Timeout Algorithm for Communications With Long Delays

A query timeout detection algorithm has been proposed to support a protocol for reliable communications over links that are characterized by long delays because of (1) propagation...

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Generating Commands for the Mars Polar Lander Robotic Arm

A report discusses the use of the Web Interface for Telescience (WITS) for visualization and command sequence generation in the Mars Polar Lander (MPL) mission. WITS, which has...

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Advances in Parallel Computing on Adaptive Grids

Five papers address interrelated topics in parallel computing and the use of adaptive, unstructured computational grids. The titles of the papers and their general subject matters are the...

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Coherent Phase Line Enhancer: a Method of Spectral Analysis

The term "coherent phase line enhancer" (CPLE) refers to a dual-transform method of spectral analysis that enhances the detection of periodic and quasi-periodic signals buried in...

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Software for Secure Distribution of Data

MECS is a computer program for the automated, secure, rapid, and efficient transfer of data between a central source and users at multiple distant locations. "MECS" signifies "Multi-mission Encrypted...

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Common Database Interface and Report Generator

The Common Database Interface and Report Generator is a computer program that serves as both (1) a single common interface for data-base application programs to gain access to local or remote data...

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