Engineers and Engineering

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    Nesting of Two-Dimensional Models for Tidal Flow Computations

    Can two-dimensional computational models be used to compute detailed flow distributions near structures? This report describes the experiments that were performed to develop this new technology.

    Jan 1, 1990

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    Guide for the Management of Expert Systems Development: Additional Appendixes

    The first provides assistance in selecting the most appropriate tool for a particular expert system development project; the second describes logistics expert system applications listed in alphabetical order by application name.

    Aug 1, 1989

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    Guide for the Management of Expert Systems Development

    This report was prepared to assist managers in the risk-managed application of expert systems (ES) technology.

    Jul 1, 1989

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    A Balanced Earthquake Engineering Program

    Evaluates one part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, the Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Program (EHMP).

    Jan 1, 1987

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    Future Military Applications for Knowledge Engineering

    Surveys the technology of knowledge based systems, or knowledge engineering, to identify potential military applications.

    Jan 1, 1985

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    Knowledge engineering for Rand Strategy Assessment Center military command level models

    The Rand Strategy Assessment Center's (RSAC) automated wargaming system includes computer programs that act as agents for Red (Soviet Union) and Blue (United States). Both Red and Blue Agent programs consist of hierarchical levels of rule-based model...

    Jan 1, 1985

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    Toward an Expert Aid for Tactical Air Targeting

    Describes initial efforts to apply recent advances in knowledge engineering to the domain of tactical air targeting. Tactical targeting is a critical function in war requiring many complex, heuristic, and time-stressed decisions by the targeteer.

    Jan 1, 1981

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    SIMSYS2D: a two-dimensional flow and water quality simulation system

    The SIMSYS2D system is designed for the two-dimensional simulation of hydrodynamics and water quality in well-mixed estuaries, coastal seas, harbors, and inland waters. The system can simulate the hydrodynamics in complicated geographical areas and ...

    Jan 1, 1981

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    Engineering education for the 21st century

    Presentation addressing the topic of engineering education from the perspective of the policy analysis users group. After defining policy analysis, the author describes what the growing connection between technology and society implies for engineeri...

    Jan 1, 1980

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    Machine-aided heuristic programming : a paradigm for knowledge engineering

    Machine-aided heuristic programming is advocated as a paradigm for incorporating domain knowledge in intelligent task performance programs. In this paradigm, a system interactively assimilates a natural language description of a task, advice on how t...

    Jan 1, 1979

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    Basic Limitations in Microcircuit Fabrication Technology

    Discusses some high-leverage research areas in microcircuit fabrication, not now receiving government or private support, where relatively small, advanced research efforts may have substantial payoff.

    Nov 1, 1976

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    The Impact of Required Contract Clauses on System Acquisition Policies: The Case of Value Engineering.

    Examines the history of value engineering (VE) clauses in Defense Department contracts and the role they can be expected to play in the design-to-cost policy. Despite high-level support, savings are disappointing, partly because VE clauses were compl...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    Toward Data Security Engineering.

    Data security engineering is a methodology for designing and implementing cost-effective data protection mechanisms for specified databank systems. Included will be models of protective mechanisms, derivation of measurements of effectiveness, settin...

    Jan 1, 1974

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    Creativity in Industrial Engineering

    A discussion of creativity and Delphi techniques to improve company research. The creative process synthesizes knowledge, logical reasoning, and originality--the mix depending on the field.

    Mar 1, 1971

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    Review of [The Economic Management of Research and Engineering] by P. C. Sandretto.

    Review of a recently published book on research and engineering management, aimed at those who are urged to beat the competition to technological breakthroughs but to keep the budget down. As a practical guide to profit-motivated technical activity,...

    Jan 1, 1969

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    Spectrum Engineering System Pilot Project.

    A discussion of the results of a Joint Technical Advisory Committee (JTAC) project to (1) investigate inadequacies of the present radio communications management system and (2) recommend an advanced technical system for fuller utilization of the spec...

    Jan 1, 1969

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    Wind Surfing — A New Concept in Sailing

    Wind surfing overcomes two of the drawbacks to conventional sailing: the high cost of owning and operating a boat and the inconvenience of handling, maintaining, storing, launching, and landing. This Paper was presented at the first AIAA Technical Symposium on Sailboat design, Los Angeles, California, on April 26, 1969.

    Dec 31, 1968

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    LSI: The Basic Module for New Communication Networks

    An analysis of the probable impact on communication systems of LSI (Large-Scale Integration), a new technology that enables placing the equivalent of hundreds of transistors on a single silicon pinhead.

    Sep 1, 1968

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    On the Engineer's Responsibility in Protecting Privacy

    A discussion of the engineer's responsibility to protect privacy in an age of increasingly automated personal and business documentation.

    May 1, 1968

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    A Statistical-Engineering Approach to Estimating Railway Cost Functions.

    Statistical and engineering methods both possess advantages and disadvantages in the determination of cost behavior. The two approaches are combined to form a statistical-engineering approach to estimating railway cost functions. The statistical-engi...

    Jan 1, 1968

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