Author: Donald Pettit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996058766

Category:

Page: 176

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Museum quality photography book of images taken by NASA astronaut Donald R. Pettit during his 370 days aboard the International Space Station. Foreword by Apollo 12 veteran Alan Bean.
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An Introduction

Author: Philippe Lacomme,Jean-Claude Marchais,Jean-Philippe Hardange,Eric Normant

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 0815516134

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 524

View: 1200

A practical tool on radar systems that will be of major help to technicians, student engineers and engineers working in industry and in radar research and development. The many users of radar as well as systems engineers and designers will also find it highly useful. Also of interest to pilots and flight engineers and military command personnel and military contractors. ""This introduction to the field of radar is intended for actual users of radar. It focuses on the history, main principles, functions, modes, properties and specific nature of modern airborne radar. The book examines radar's role within the system when carrying out is assigned missions, showing the possibilities of radar as well as its limitations. Finally, given the changing operational requirements and the potential opened up by modern technological developments, a concluding section describes how radar may evolve in the future. The authors review the current state of the main types of airborne and spaceborne radar systems, designed for specific missions as well as for the global environment of their host aircraft or satellites. They include numerous examples of the parameters of these radars. The emphasis in the book is not only on a particular radar technique, but equally on the main radar functions and missions. Even if a wide range of techniques are described in this book, the focus is on those which are connected to practical applications.
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Author: William A. Imbriale

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470052775

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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JPL spacecraft antennas-from the first Explorer satellite in 1958 to current R & D Spaceborne Antennas for Planetary Exploration covers the development of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) spacecraft antennas, beginning with the first Explorer satellite in 1958 through current research and development activities aimed at future missions. Readers follow the evolution of all the new designs and technological innovations that were developed to meet the growing demands of deep space exploration. The book focuses on the radio frequency design and performance of antennas, but covers environmental and mechanical considerations as well. There is additionally a thorough treatment of all the analytical and measurement techniques used in design and performance assessment. Each chapter is written by one or more leading experts in the field of antenna technology. The presentation of the history and technology of spaceborne antennas is aided by several features: * Photographs and drawings of JPL spacecraft * Illustrations to help readers visualize concepts and designs * Tables highlighting and comparing the performance of the antennas * Bibliographies at the end of each chapter leading to a variety of primary and secondary source material This book complements Large Antennas of the Deep Space Network (Wiley 2002), which surveys the ground antennas covered in support of spacecraft. Together, these two books completely cover all JPL antenna technology, in keeping with the JPL Deep Space Communications and Navigation Series mission to capture and present the many innovations in deep space telecommunications over the past decades. This book is a fascinating and informative read for all individuals working in or interested in deep space telecommunications.
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Author: R L Fanthorpe,Lionel Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 147320349X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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It was a proud moment in the earth's history, when twenty-four dedicated volunteers set off, on that bright summer morning in 1993, to conquer the vastnesses of inter-stellar space. They did not hope to accomplish their Herculean task in the meagre span of human life. It was their descendants who would walk out onto the as yet undiscovered, planets of the alien stars... or so they dreamed. There were dire perils ahead of them. Damage to their engines, radio-activity the invisible killer, space madness and the failure of the life giving hydroponic tanks which supplied their oxygen. Yet the worst enemy of all was the enemy within themselves. The human failure of men and women, locked in the close confines of the Star Ship. Then there was the Alien Ship... Friend or foe?... Saviour or destroyer?
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Symposium No. 115 Boulder, CO, USA, July 3–4, 1995

Author: Gerhard Beutler,Günter Hein,William Melbourne,Günter Seeber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642801331

Category: Science

Page: 338

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These proceedings include most of the papers presented at the lAG Sympo sium GPS Trends in Precise Terrestrial, Airborne, and Spacebome Appli cations held in July 1995 during the XXI-th IUGG General Assembly in Boulder, Colorado. The symposium was jointly organized by the lAG and the International Union of Surveys and Mapping (IUSM). The symposium was divided into four sessions, namely (1) The International GPS Service for Geodynamics (IGS) and other Permanent Networks, (2) Spaceborne Applications of the GPS, (3) Kinematic Applications of the GPS, and (4) The GPS and its Relations to Geophysics. The main purpose was to give an overview of the state of the art in 1995 of the applications of the GPS to geodynamics, geodesy, surveying, and navi gation. The call for papers generated a flood of originally more than 70 abstracts; quite a few could be redirected to other symposia, but still 56 papers found their way into these proceedings. We thus conclude that the volume gives a rather complete overview of GPS Trends in Precise Terrestrial, Airborne, and Spacebome Applications in the year 1995.
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Applications and Techniques

Author: Charles Elachi

Publisher: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 255

View: 3042

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Author: Masanobu Shimada

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315282607

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 377

View: 3764

Synthetic Aperture Radar is a topic of great interest all over the world. SAR remote sensing is being used for Earth observation, geophysical applications and environmental monitoring. This book covers SAR theory, SAR data processing, and SAR applications using ALOS/PALSAR data. Particularly of interest are topics such as calibration, interferometry and SAR imaging of forested regions, disaster monitoring and the effects of climate change. It explains in detail the JAXA SAR products; large scale SAR imaging and SAR mosaicking. This book is the result of the authors’ 30 year experience in SAR imaging.
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Author: ANDREI ANGHEL,GABRIEL VASILE,REMUS CACOVEANU

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811032173

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 79

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This book presents a novel non-intrusive infrastructure monitoring technique based on the detection and tracking of scattering centers in spaceborne SAR images. The methodology essentially consists of refocusing each available SAR image on an imposed 3D point cloud associated to the envisaged infrastructure element and identifying the reliable scatterers to be monitored by means of four dimensional (4D) tomography. The methodology described in this book provides a new perspective on infrastructure monitoring with spaceborne SAR images, is based on a standalone processing chain, and brings innovative technical aspects relative to conventional approaches. The book is intended primarily for professionals and researchers working in the area of critical infrastructure monitoring by radar remote sensing.
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9-10 November, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Author: George J. Komar,Jinxue Wang,Toshiyoshi Kimura,Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: 9780819456205

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 326

View: 2025

Includes Proceedings Vol. 7821
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proceedings of the 29th Liège International Astrophysical Colloquium held at the Institut d'Astrophysique, Liège, Belgium, 3-5 July 1990

Author: Brigitte Kaldeich-Schürmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789290920984

Category: Nature

Page: 427

View: 8944

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Author: R. Meneghini

Publisher: Artech House Publishers

ISBN: 9780890063828

Category: Science

Page: 199

View: 9714

Spaceborne Weather Radar details statistical methods, estimation algorithms, and design techniques for the measurement of rainfall and cloud cover from space.
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a guide for Magellan radar-image analysis

Author: J. P. Ford,Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 126

View: 2768

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18 April, 2006, Kissimmee, Florida, USA

Author: Peter Tchoryk,Richard T. Howard,Robert D. Richards

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: 9780819462763

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 260

View: 5351

Includes Proceedings Vol. 7821
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28-29 March 2005, Orlando, Florida, USA

Author: Peter Tchoryk

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: 9780819457837

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 2620

Includes Proceedings Vol. 7821
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