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Collision Point

Collision Point

A Brute Force Novel

  • Author: Lora Leigh
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 1250110335
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 350
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From #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh comes Collision Point, part of the thrilling Brute Force series—packed with powerful men, steely women, and explosive passion. SHE’S NOTHING BUT TROUBLE Riordan Malone is more than a bodyguard. As an Elite Ops agent, he’s ripped, raged, and ready to rumble—a true warrior, inside and out. But no war zone can compare to the battle in Rory’s heart when he lays eyes on the only woman he’s ever loved—and thought he had lost forever. . . HE’S EVERYTHING SHE NEEDS As the daughter of a crime lord, Amara Resnova has endured the cruelty of her father’s enemies—and has tried to escape that world ever since. Now, she must reach out to the one man who saved her life, even if she’s never forgiven him for breaking her heart. But Amara is tougher today than she was then. She’s also more desirable to Rory—and dangerous to love. Can he protect her from her father’s enemies without surrendering to his own passions...or will love seal their fate for good?

Radar and ARPA Manual

Radar and ARPA Manual

Radar and Target Tracking for Professional Mariners, Yachtsmen and Users of Marine Radar

  • Author: Andy Norris,Alan D. Wall,Alan G. Bole,W O Dineley
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0080480527
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 544
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Radar and ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) are standard systems on all commercial vessels and are widely used in the leisure maritime sector. This fully revised new edition covers the complete radar/ARPA installation, including AIS (Automatic Identification System) and ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems). It serves as the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference on equipment and techniques for radar observers using older and newer systems alike. Suitable for use both as a professional user's reference and as a training text, it covers all aspects of radar and ARPA technology, its use and its role in shipboard operations. Reference is made throughout to IMO (International Maritime Organisation) Performance Standards, the role of radar in navigation and in collision avoidance, and to international professional and amateur marine operations qualifications. * The most up-to-date book available, with full coverage of modern radar and ARPA systems, integrated electronic bridge systems and the 2004 IMO Radar regulations * The industry authority text, widely-used * Meets professional, educational and leisure maritime needs, covering both professional and amateur certificate requirements

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Patents

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Patents
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Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Patents

  • Author: United States. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Patents
  • Page: N.A
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Radar and ARPA Manual

Radar and ARPA Manual

  • Author: A. G. Bole,W. O. Dineley
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 148310222X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 430
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Radar and ARPA Manual focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of electronic navigation. The manual first discusses basic radar principles, including principles of range and bearing measurements and picture orientation and presentation. The text then looks at the operational principles of radar systems. Function of units; aerial, receiver, and display principles; transmitter principles; and sitting of units on board ships are discussed. The book also describes target detection, Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA), and operational controls of radar systems, and then discusses radar plotting. Errors associated with the true-motion presentation; accuracy and errors of manual plotting; radar plotting aids; and regulations for preventing collisions at seas as applied to radar and ARPA are described. The book also underscores the accuracy and errors of ARPA. The test scenarios; errors generated in the radar installation; classification of ARPA error sources; and errors in displayed data and interpretation are explained. The manual is a good source of information for readers wanting to study electronic navigation.

Real-Time Collision Detection

Real-Time Collision Detection

  • Author: Christer Ericson
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1558607323
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 632
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Written by an expert in the game industry, Christer Ericson's new book is a comprehensive guide to the components of efficient real-time collision detection systems. The book provides the tools and know-how needed to implement industrial-strength collision detection for the highly detailed dynamic environments of applications such as 3D games, virtual reality applications, and physical simulators. Of the many topics covered, a key focus is on spatial and object partitioning through a wide variety of grids, trees, and sorting methods. The author also presents a large collection of intersection and distance tests for both simple and complex geometric shapes. Sections on vector and matrix algebra provide the background for advanced topics such as Voronoi regions, Minkowski sums, and linear and quadratic programming. Of utmost importance to programmers but rarely discussed in this much detail in other books are the chapters covering numerical and geometric robustness, both essential topics for collision detection systems. Also unique are the chapters discussing how graphics hardware can assist in collision detection computations and on advanced optimization for modern computer architectures. All in all, this comprehensive book will become the industry standard for years to come.

Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration

Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration

  • Author: Alan A. Desrochers
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780792391975
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 345
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Over the last twenty years, automation and robotics have played an increasingly important role in a variety of application domains including manufacturing, hazardous environments, defense, and service industries. Space is a unique environment where power, communications, atmospheric, gravitational, and sensing conditions impose harsh constraints on the ability of both man and machines to function productively. In this environment, intelligent automation and robotics are essential complements to the capabilities of humans. In the development of the United States Space Program, robotic manipulation systems have increased in importance as the complexity of space missions has grown. Future missions will require the construction, maintenance, and repair of large structures, such as the space station. This volume presents the effords of several groups that are working on robotic solutions to this problem. Much of the work in this book is related to assembly in space, and especially in-orbit assembly of large truss structures. Many of these so-called truss structures will be assembled in orbit. It is expected that robot manipulators will be used exclusively, or at least provide partial assistance to humans. Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration provides detailed algorithms and analysis for assembly of truss structure in space. It reports on actual implementations to date done at NASA's Langley Research Center. The Johnson Space Center, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Other implementations and research done at Rensselaer are also reported. Analysis of robot control problems that are unique to a zero-gravity environment are presented.

Particle Accelerator Physics

Particle Accelerator Physics

  • Author: Helmut Wiedemann
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540006725
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 908
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This two-volume book serves as a thorough introduction to the field of high-energy particle accelerator physics and beam dynamics. Volume 1 provides a general understanding of the field and a firm basis for the study of the more elaborate topic, mainly nonlinear and higher-order beam dynamics, which is the subject of Volume 2.

What Is Relativity?

What Is Relativity?

An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

  • Author: Jeffrey Bennett
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231537034
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 192
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It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don't suck. With that simple idea in mind, Bennett begins an entertaining introduction to Einstein's theories of relativity, describing the amazing phenomena readers would actually experience if they took a trip to a black hole. The theory of relativity reveals the speed of light as the cosmic speed limit, the mind-bending ideas of time dilation and curvature of spacetime, and what may be the most famous equation in history: E = mc2. Indeed, the theory of relativity shapes much of our modern understanding of the universe. It is not "just a theory"—every major prediction of relativity has been tested to exquisite precision, and its practical applications include the Global Positioning System (GPS). Amply illustrated and written in clear, accessible prose, Bennett's book proves anyone can grasp the basics of Einstein's ideas. His intuitive, nonmathematical approach gives a wide audience its first real taste of how relativity works and why it is so important to science and the way we view ourselves as human beings.

Intelligent Computing and Information Science

Intelligent Computing and Information Science

International Conference, ICICIS 2011, Chongqing, China, January 8-9, 2011. Proceedings

  • Author: Ran Chen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642181287
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 767
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This two-volume set (CCIS 134 and CCIS 135) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Science, ICICIS2011, held in Chongqing, China, in January 2011. The 226 revised full papers presented in both volumes, CCIS 134 and CCIS 135, were carefully reviewed and selected from over 600 initial submissions. The papers provide the reader with a broad overview of the latest advances in the field of intelligent computing and information science.