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This grant from ONR to Zwitter Technology, LLC is to develop, scale up and formulate a low-fouling and high-fouling-release marine coating by integrating nonfouling zwitterionic materials and fouling-release silicone materials together. This work facilitates the efforts to develop next-generation marine coatings exceeding the performance of existing commercial coatings. It serves to meet the long-term goal of the ONR coatings program for the development of environmentally benign, effective and...
Topics: DTIC Archive, ZWITTER TECHNOLOGY LLC SEATTLE WA, *ANTIFOULING COATINGS, *SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY),...
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The research reported here details a fundamental investigation of two modified germanate based glasses with a specific focus on glass stability during thermal-cycling which is representative of the steps required to fabricate a doped micro-structured germanate fiber. The investigations revealed for germanate fibres, surface crystallisation is the dominant loss mechanism, and may explain the poor performance of all published germanate fiber lasers. The research team have found a composition of...
Topics: DTIC Archive, ADELAIDE UNIV (AUSTRALIA), *GERMANATES, *GLASS FIBERS, *GLASS LASERS, DOPING,...
Some problems in the filtering and the detection of diffusion processes that are solutions of stochastic differential equations are studied. Transition densities for Markov process solutions of a large class of stochastic differential equations are shown to exist and to satisfy Kolmogorov's equations. These results extend previously known results by allowing the drift coefficient to be unbounded. With these results for transition densities the nonlinear filtering problem is discussed and the...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Duncan, T E, STANFORD UNIV CA STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS, *DETECTION, *DIFFERENTIAL...
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The Combating Terrorism Center http://www.ctc.usma.edu. TOC: SPECIAL ISSUE: THE GLOBAL THREAT FROM THE ISLAMIC STATE; The Islamic State Goes Global; The Paris Attacks and the Evolving Islamic State Threat to France; A View From the CT Foxhole: An Interview with Zainab N. Ahmad, Assistant U.S. Attorney; A Frontline Report: The Ground War Against the Islamic State; Wilayat Sinai Risks Backlash After Metrojet Bombing; The Islamic State in Southern Syria.
Topics: DTIC Archive, MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY WEST POINT United States, TERRORISM, DOMESTIC...
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Army Sustainment is the Department of the Armys official professional bulletin on sustainment. Its missionis to publish timely, authoritative information on Army and Defense sustainment plans, programs, policies, operations, procedures, and doctrine for the benefit of all sustainment personnel. Its purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and expression of original, creative, innovative thought on sustainment functions.
Topics: DTIC Archive, Lee,Stacey L, Army Logistics University Fort Lee United States, ARMY, DECISION MAKING
USFOR-A was unable to achieve its goal of training the ANAs NEB to a partially capable level by December 31, 2014. The inability to achieve this goal was largely due to delays in basic soldier training and providing engineer equipment needed for training. To track the training progress, USFOR-A rated the NEBs capability on a monthly basis. USFOR-A assessments for the period April 2014 through October 2014 showed that the NEB was rated overall as developing, the second lowest of five possible...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Sopko,John F, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Arlington...
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The theme for this edition of the Defense Acquisition Research Journal is The Method Matters. The lead article is Survey of Modular Military Vehicles: Benefits and Burdens, by Jean M. Dasch and David J. Gorsich, which goes a long way to defining the often-misunderstood word modularity and provides a balanced look at the benefits and drawbacks of this acquisition methodology. Acquisition methodology is also at the heart of a classic article from the Summer 1995 issue of the Acquisition Review...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Defense Acquisition University Fort Belvoir United States, ACQUISITION, MILITARY...
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The Hawaii West Maui Region (Figure 1) was the focus of Hawaii Regional Sediment Management (RSM) investigations in fiscal year 2014 (Podoski et al., in preparation). The West Maui Region extends from Hanakaoo in the south through Honolua Bay in the north (Figure 2). The conceptual regional sediment budget developed for West Maui indicates that the shoreline has been relatively stable over the past 17 years (1997 through 2014). Portions of sandy shoreline within the region, however, have been...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Smith,Thomas D, USACE Honolulu District Honolulu United States, WORKSHOPS, COASTAL...
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This paper considers the problem of optimal recovery of an element u of a Hilbert space H from measurements of the form lj(u), j = 1, . . . ,m, where the lj are known linear functionals on H. Problems of this type are well studied [18] and usually are carried out under an assumption that u belongs to a prescribed model class, typically a known compact subset of H. Motivated by reduced modeling for solving parametric partial differential equations, this paper considers another setting where the...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Binev,Peter, Texas A and M University College Station United States, Hilbert space,...
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-Multimedia Exchange task force is responsible for maintaining the specification for the multimedia data exchange format for impact tests outlined in Technical Standard 13499. This specification includes what is informally known as an ISO Channel Code, which encodes the test object, location, physical dimension, and other information related to a physical measurement in a 16-character machine-readable format. There exists a standardized...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Tegtmeyer, Michael, US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United...
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This research study aims to expand the field of knowledge of Gulf War Illness. The research may provide initial proof of the innovative hypothesis that Gulf War Illness is related to low grade neuron-inflammation, which can be down regulated, by Naltrexone and Dextromethorphan. This is untested but potentially ground breaking concept that could provide, both an enhanced understanding of, and beneficial treatment for, Gulf War Illnesses. Research at the National Institute of Environmental Health...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Meggs,William J, East Carolina University Greenville United States, gulf war...
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The FATEPEN model predicts the penetration of a mass striking a target plate for a variety of shapes, including cylinders and cuboidsamong others. Crucial to the use of the model is a good estimate of not only the mass and velocity but also the impact orientation in terms of pitch, yaw, and roll. Yaw cards and orthogonal X-rays can provide estimates of the impact projected area,but the model makes use of the impact angle, which is defined to be the minimum angle that a face makes with the...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Saucier, Richard, ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD ABERDEEN PROVING...
Correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) is an effective technique used to study biological samples. Signal-specific indicators observable under light microscopy (LM) allow scientists to locate areas of interest for high resolution ultra-structure observation under the electron microscope (EM). Recent method developments provided breakthroughs creating an effective, direct, and accurate research diagnostic tool for functionally related structural biological studies. CLEM is particularly...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Koistinen,Keith A, USAMRIID Frederick United States, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, electron...
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Center of Gravity (COG) constructs currently in practice either fall short of providing a useful method for discerning a hybrid threats COG or omit the concept entirely. This critical deficiency in threat analysis may result in the implementation of improper strategies and operational designs to defeat these threats due to the dilemmas created by hybrid adversaries.This thesis defines a COG as the actors main effort to achieve its objectives and proposes an analytical method for hybrid threat...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Reilly,Michael D, Joint Forces Staff College Norfolk United States, theses, warfare,...
This manuscript describes how to prepare fluidic biochips with Rainbow trout gill epithelial (RTgill-W1) cells for use in a field portable water toxicity sensor. A monolayer of RTgill-W1 cells forms on the sensing electrodes enclosed within the biochips. The biochips are then used for testing in a field portable electric cell-substrate impedance sensing (ECIS) device designed for rapid toxicity testing of drinking water. The manuscript further describes how to run a toxicity test using the...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Brennan,Linda M, U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research Fort Detrick...
From its inception in December 1950, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been the bedrock of European security and a strategic foundation of the United States foreign policy to the European region. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War many were quick to argue that NATO had become obsolete. Additionally, these same pundits contend that NATO is out of date with current U.S. foreign policy. However, this thesis asserts that NATO continues to afford the...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Counihan,Sean F, NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA NORFOLK United States, nato, united...
The U.S. Navy may need to operate its existing surface ships in Arctic marginal ice zones with ice concentrations up to 40 . To achieve this goal, the Navy must determine safe operational speeds as a function of ice concentration, floe size, and ice strength for its vessels. However, existing ice-impact models and safe-speed guidance for ships have derived from physical modeling and full-scale experience with ice-capable hull forms that have shallow entry angles to promote flexural ice failure...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Song,Arnold J, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Hanover...
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The TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC) seeks to develop a process to compute the operational costs to meet a mission demand. TRAC conducts Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) for acquisitions projects. Besides the Army-proposed capabilities to fulfill a DOTMLPF gap, an AoA can require consideration of joint capability as well. Strick comparisons of the life cycle costs of alternative munitions/systems doesn't always provide a complete picture of the true costs of employment; this is especially true for...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Shingleton,Jarrod, TRADOC Analysis Center Monterey United States, COST ESTIMATES,...
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No one should disagree that continuous improvement is critical to an organizations success, since conducting business using a status quo philosophy will not work. Advocates for successful change methodologies generally tout their particular improvement program as the silver bullet process to solve all problems. So how does one know which improvement program to implement? And, how does one avoid falling into the flavor of the month trap of changing their processes every time they discover a flaw...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Haraburda,Scott S, Crane Army Ammunition Activity Crane United States, ORGANIZATIONS,...
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In the OSD Study of Program Manager Training and Experience, program managers gave high marks to their acquisition training concerning Contracting Challenges. But, personal one-on-one interviews with Program Executive Officers and Program Managers caveated that by indicating that they were concerned about how to communicate, and get along with, their contracting officers (KOs). No surprise there. How do we go about achieving that?
Topics: DTIC Archive, Krieger,John, Defense Systems Management College Fort Belvoir United States,...
This work modeled and compared the heat strain and discomfort differences between black and gray t-shirts. Biophysical properties were measured for 5 ensembles using a sweating thermal manikin. These results showed little differences existed across each of the ensembles, where at 0.4 m/s the ranges were between 0.88 0.92 clo and the evaporative potential (im/clo) ranged from 0.51 0.54. Spectrophotometric measures differed across the ensembles, where reflection () 0.24 0.49, absorption () 0.5...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Potter,Adam W, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Natick United...
The Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is time-tested and effective, but it is also complex and challenging for new personnel. Furthermore, the process changes in detail relatively frequently, which means that the contextual materials and instruction provided to new action officers become quickly out of date unless they remain at fairly high levels of abstraction. This guidebook responds to a request from the U.S. Navy to...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Blickstein,Irv, RAND National Defense Research Institute Santa Monica United States,...
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A thermal bimorph is a thin laminate which develops curvature upon heating on account of being constructed from layers of mismatched thermal expansion coefficients. However, current bimorphs are generally limited to benign temperatures and linear temperature displacement relationships. This work develops modelling techniques and fabrication methods that facilitate the use of nonlinear-response thermal bimorphs in high-temperature morphing structures. Successful application of this work may...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Weaver,Paul, University of Bristol Bristol United Kingdom, Thermal management,...
Chinas meteoric rise has captured the attention of the United States. Adding to the complexity is China has successfully made inroads in Latin America. This reality has strategists and policy-makers at odds with one-another with respect to formulating a policy for addressing the growth of Chinese influence in Latin America. The concern is whether the rise of China and its increasing presence in Latin America signals a challenge to the influence of the United States in the Western Hemisphere....
Topics: DTIC Archive, Barron,Benito J, Joint Advanced Warfighting School Norfolk United States,...
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This main objective of this project is to construct an optical pump system, which would allow us to carry out optical studies of Er:GaN materials under 980 nm resonant excitation. The results obtained from the optically pumped studies will be utilized to guide crystal growth and laser design. During the supporting period, we have accomplished the following tasks: Successfully completely the installation of a high power 980 laser. The system is dedicated to the studies of the optical and lasing...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Lin,Jingyu, Texas Technical University Lubbock United States, high energy lasers,...
Why GAO Did This StudyBurn pits help base commanders manage waste generated by U.S. forces overseas, but they also produce harmful emissions that military and other health professionals believe may result in chronic health effects for those exposed. Section 313 of the NDAA for FY 2015 requires the Secretary of Defense to review DOD compliance with law and guidance regarding the disposal of covered waste in burn pits. DOD submitted a report on the results of its review in March 2016.Section 313...
Topics: DTIC Archive, U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States, waste management,...
Our hypothesis is that combination therapy with MAPK inhibitors and immunotherapy will result in more rapid and durable control of melanoma than either modality alone. This hypothesis has gained support from several recent publications.1-4 Several proposed mechanisms for enhanced anti-tumor activity have been explored including changes in regulation of PD-L1 expression on tumor cells, changes in tumor antigen expression by tumor cells and changes in immune cell infiltration of the tumor...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Callahan,Margaret, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York United States,...
Phase III of a research effort using the Vertical Impact Device (VID) located in Bldg 824, Wright-Patterson AFB OH., was conducted to continue research of the facility's performance capabilities. The initial performance requirements for the VID to support the WIAMan program were impact acceleration pulses over 300 G with pulse time-to-peak values in the 5 to 10 m/s range, and maximum velocity changes of greater than 32 ft/s or 9.8 m/s (Phase I), and this was followed by a new requirement to...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Perry,Chris, OAK RIDGE INST FOR SCIENCE AND EDUCATION TN OAK RIDGE, test facilities,...
PURPOSE: The purpose of this report is to present preliminary data regarding the use of videography to estimate Silver Carp burst swimming speeds. The authors document the use of videotaped Silver Carp leaping behavior as a means of estimating, in-situ, burst swimming speeds, fish leap height, and horizontal distance traveled during a leap.
Topics: DTIC Archive, Parsons,Glenn R, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Vicksburg United...
This award seeks to develop high-throughput optical metabolic imaging (OMI) of primary breast tumor organoids (three-dimensional cultures of tumors) to rapidly test/screen breast cancer therapeutics as a strategy to streamline drug development and provide individualized treatment. The results outlined in this progress report indicate that OMI in primary breast tumor organoids can provide early, sensitive measures of treatment response. This system can therefore be used to streamline...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Skala,Melissa C, VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN NASHVILLE United States, Cancer...
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This report details a live site demonstration project conducted by Weston Solutions at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam as part of Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Munitions Response Project MR-201231. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate the effectiveness of the advanced sensor and classification methodology for identifying targets of interest (TOIs) at a military construction (MILCON) site potentially containing a diversity of munitions. A total of 2.97...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Steigerwalt,Ryan, Weston Solutions, Inc. West Chester United States
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Network knowledge synthesis (NKS) refers to effective use of network defense information for cyber assessment and management. The vision of NKS is to achieve better informed situational awareness leading to superior cyber defense. Five major components are necessary to achieve this vision: sensor placement, data collection, data filtering, data analysis and sense making, and information sharing. By reviewing the state of the art for each of these components, we identify high-priority,...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Baah,George K, MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States, relational database...
DOD uses both military depots and contractors to maintain many complex weapon systems and equipment. Recognizing the key role of the depots and the risk of overreliance on contractors, Section 2464 of Title 10 of the U.S. Code requires DOD to maintain a core maintenance capabilitya government-owned and operated combination of personnel, facilities, equipment, processes, and technology. Section 2464 requires DOD to provide a Biennial Core Report to Congress that includes information for the next...
Topics: DTIC Archive, U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States, weapon systems,...
In the prior period we obtained needed IACUC and biosafety approvals, and developed the backbone Listeria vector needed to produce the B7-H1 scFv and B7-H1-expressing Listeria vectors for follow up work. We demonstrated the significance of host B7-H1 in preventing/mitigating colitis and also colon cancer, suggesting that a B7-H1-expressing vector could be useful for clinical uses in colitis and cancer prevention. We generating a full PD-L1 KO cell line using CRISPR to optimize library screening...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Curiel,Tyler, University of Texas health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio...
DOD is the governments largest purchaser of contractor-provided services. In 2008, Congress required DOD to compile and review an annual inventory of its contracted services to identify the number of contractors performing services and the functions contractors performed. In 2011, Congress required DOD to use that inventory to inform certain decision-making processes, including workforce planning and budgeting. GAO has previously reported on the challenges DOD faces in compiling, reviewing, and...
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This report studies how changes in job location for active duty members of the US military affect the earnings of their civilian spouses. Previous research has found that military spouses have lower earnings and employment than people with the same age, sex and education who are married to civilians, and that having experienced more military moves in the past is associated with lower spousal earnings. But military spouses may differ from civilian spouses along other dimensions that also affect...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Burke,Jeremy, RAND National Defense Research Institute Santa Monica United States,...
This EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with the long-term integrated management of mission-generated solid waste at Edwards AFB, California. Currently, all non-housing nonhazardous solid waste from daily operations at Edwards AFB are disposed of at the Main Base Active Landfill (MBAL). Several alternatives addressing long-term management of solid waste are evaluated, including closure of the MBAL, reducing operating days at the MBAL, and increasing the permitted...
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The FDA-approved drug pirfenidone is an anti-inflammatory/anti-fibrosis drug indicated for pulmonary fibrosis that we hypothesize can diminish scarring when applied topically to deep partial-thickness burn wounds in two animal models. The long-term objective is to learn to effectively use pirfenidone with regard to dosage, formulation and timing of treatment of burn wounds, such that animal studies will likely translate to the clinic. The objective of this proposal is to evaluate pirfenidone...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Leung,Kai, The Geneva Foundation Tacoma United States, ANTIINFLAMMATORY AGENTS,...
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The overall goal of this grant is to establish the role of non-agonist PPAR-gamma ligands as potential therapeutic candidates for lung cancer. In this grant period, we have been able to identify a core gene set that is indicative of the inhibition of the phosphorylation of PPAR gamma in the setting of carboplatin treatment. Using gene set enrichment analysis, we have shown that p53 signaling and the DNA damage response is a key transcriptional target of inhibiting S273 phosphorylation. We have...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Khandekar,Melin, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston United States, lung cancer,...
Factors, such as age, comorbidities, vaccine type, herd immunity, previous influenza exposure, and antigenic shift may impact the immune response to the influenza vaccine, protection against circulating strains, and antibody waning. Evaluating vaccine effectiveness (VE) is important for informing timing of vaccine administration and evaluating overall vaccine benefit. Methods: VE was assessed using febrile respiratory illness surveillance among Department of Defense non-active duty...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Radin,Jennifer M, NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA SAN DIEGO United States,...
We are examining the hypothesis that mitochondrial inheritance plays a significant role in aggressiveness of prostate cancer in African Americans. In the first year of the project we identified 2,000 noncancerous tissues samples from African American men with prostate cancer and we have extracted DNA from 1,500 of them. We have validated a robust new DNA sequencing technique developed by our collaborator using single amplicon long-range PCR that permits deep coverage (10,000-20,000X on average)...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Mims,Martha, Baylor College of Medicine Houston United States, Prostate Cancer,...
Additive manufacturing is a technology taking the manufacturing revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. By creating three dimensional objects from the ground up, the technology does away with the traditional manufacturing methods used to design and create all products. This research examines the application of additive manufacturing (AM) with regards to tools and jigs in United States Air Force civil engineering (CE) operations. After testing the parts, a usability survey was conducted to...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Shields,Bradford L, AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH...
Evidence is needed to guide prosthetic component selection for Service members, Veterans, and civilians with lower limb amputation. A randomized crossover study is conducted to compareoutcomes associated with use of modified running-specific foot (mRSF) compared to atraditional, energy-storing foot (ESF). Key outcomes include walking endurance, metabolicenergy expenditure, step activity, and self-reported mobility, fatigue, activityrestrictions, balance confidence, and satisfaction. Results...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Hafner,Brian J, University of Washington Seattle United States, prosthetics, lower...
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Objective: While three-dimensional radiographs are commonly used in dentistry andprior work has focused on the effective dose of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), little is known about the dose or frequency of use of the preliminary scans usedto position patients prior to a full scan. Methods: Positioning scan effective dose was measured with metaloxidesemiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) dosimetersfor five CBCT devices in a postgraduate dental clinic. Additionally, log files from...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Jackson,Stona R, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences San Antonio...
The goal of this project is to define the biomarker profile of TBI-associated cognitive impairment (CI) in veterans and compare it to that of veterans with Alzheimers Disease (AD) and to age-matched controls. Our overall hypothesis is that TBI-associated CI involves a unique biomarker profile that has features distinguishable from AD and normal aging. Specifically, we hypothesize that: 1) patients with TBI associated CI will have higher phospho-tau/total tau ratio than controls who have not had...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Yaffe,Kristine, Northern California Institute for Research and Education CONTRACTING...
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Optical interferometry is a technique which can be used to obtain high-resolution imagery of a distant target by interfering light collected by multiple telescopes. Image restoration from interferometric measurements poses a unique set of challenges. The first challenge is that the measurement set provides only a sparse-sampling of the objects Fourier Transform and hence image formation from these measurements is an inherently ill-posed inverse problem. Secondly, atmospheric turbulence causes...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Kurien,Binoy G, Harvard University Cambridge United States, image reconstruction,...
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Protecting enterprise networks requires continuous risk assessment that automatically identifies and prioritizes cybersecurity risks, enables efficient allocation of cybersecurity resources, and enhances protection against modern cyberthreats. Lincoln Laboratory developed a foundational network security maturity model to guide development of such risk assessments and has developed practical risk metrics for the most important cyberthreats. These metrics can be computed automatically and...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Riordan,James F, MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States, cyberattacks,...
DNA vaccine technology holds great promise as a platform for developing vaccines against both emerging and established global pathogens. Despite this potential, significant challenges impede the capacity of DNA vaccines to prevent disease in humans. Foremost amongst these, is the gap between remarkable results obtained in pre-clinical mouse models and relatively modest immunogenicity observed in humans. The present work is testing the hypothesis that skeletal muscle myocytes sense cytosolic DNA...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Zaharatos,Gerasimos J, Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Montreal H3T 1E2...
The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) in cancer stem cell-driven triple-negative breast cancer. Our goal is to confirm PTHrP as a targetable molecular driver in order to develop better therapies against this notoriously hard-to-treat family of cancers. We have now constructed animal models with mammary epithelium fluorescent labelled cells to allow tracing of cancer stem cells from the primary mammary tumor to the metastatic site. We...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Kremer,Richard, Research Institute of McGill University Montral, QC Canada, breast...
The 59th Medical Wing (59 MDW) Clinical Research Division (CRD) is a 60-man organization that executes the largest Air Force (AF) Clinical investigation Program (CIP) which aims to improve the quality of healthcare for Department of Defense (DoD) beneficiaries by generating an atmosphere of scientific inquiry, promoting an academic environment of high professional standing, and providing a means to assist in the accreditation of graduate medical education and other allied health training...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Calcote, Joshua C, 59th Medical Wing Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland United States,...
Designing new materials with novel topological properties and reduced dimensionality is always desirable for material innovation. Here we report the design of a two-dimensional material, namely Be5C2 monolayer on the basis of density functional theory computations. InBe5C2 monolayer, each carbon atom binds with five beryllium atoms in almost the same plane, forming a quasi-planar pentacoordinate carbon moiety. Be5C2 monolayer appears to have good stability as revealed by its moderate cohesive...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Wang,Yu, NANJING NORMAL UNIV (CHINA) NANJING China, poisson ratio, carbon, molecules,...
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) plays an important role in the transport and metabolism of cholesterol. Mimics of HDL are being explored as potentially powerful therapeutic agents for removing excess cholesterol from arterial plaques. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) functionalized with apolipoprotein A-I and with the lipids 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine and 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[3-(2-pyridyldithio)propionate] have been demonstrated to be robust acceptors of...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Lai,Cheng-Tsung, NORTHWESTERN UNIV CHICAGO IL CHICAGO United States, COMPUTER...
Harvested ferroelectric nanoparticles of BaTiO3 and LiNbO3 were dispersed in Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals (FLCs) with very high spontaneous polarization (Ps). The electrooptic and dielectric parameters were documented. The dipoles of ferroelectric nanoparticles and those of FLCs are partially cancelled in an antiparallel manner. The role of cell parameters like thickness of the Nylon 6 polymer layer and the change in preparation of the polymer layer due to different mechanical rubbing cycles...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Shukla,R K, Technische Universitt Darmstadt Darmstadt Germany, liquid crystals,...
Thesis: In a period of resource austerity and complex strategic environment, the USMC's training, preparation and deployment of Security Force Assistance (SFA) is a small investment that gives the United States vital placement, access, and cultural context to developing countries. USMC SFA success has history from the Philippines through Banana Wars, WWII, Vietnam, and most recently Iraq and Afghanistan. The current de-emphasis of SFA training and deployments is an economy of force decision as...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Luccio,Douglas G, AIR WAR COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States,...
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We have carried out an experimental and in silico investigation of path selection by a single droplet inside a tertiary junction microchannel using oil-in-water as a model system. The droplet was generated at a T-junction inside a microfluidic chip and its flow behaviour as a function of droplet size, streamline position, viscosity, and Reynolds number (Re) of the continuous phase was studied downstream at a tertiary junction having perpendicular channels of uniform square cross-section and...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Gupta, Shalini, Indian Institute Of Technology Delhi New Delhi India, flow rate,...
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In this project, firstly, the material growth of GeSn by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system has been investigated. The material growth mechanism was in-depth studied; secondly, the material and optical characterizations have been conducted, including SEM, TEM, XRD, Raman, PL and ellipsometry spectroscopy. The results indicated that the device level material quality was achieved; thirdly, the GeSn samples were fabricated into LEDs and photo detectors, whose operating wavelength coverd from...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Yu,Shui-Qing, University of Arkansas Fayetteville United States, chemical vapor...
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Feature representations extracted from deep neural network-based multilingual frontends provide significant improvements to speech recognition systems in low resource settings. To effectively train these frontends, we introduce a data selection technique that discovers language groups from an available set of training languages. This data selection method reduces the required amount of training data and training time by approximately 40, with minimal performance degradation. We present speech...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Thomas, Samuel, IBM THOMAS J WATSON RESEARCH CENTER YORKTOWN HEIGHTS NY YORKTOWN...
A stochastic process statistical complexity stands out as a fundamental property: the minimum information required to synchronize one process generator to another. How much information is required, though, when synchronizing over a quantum channel? Recent work demonstrated that representing causal similarity as quantum state-indistinguishability provides a quantum advantage. We generalize this to synchronization and offer a sequence of constructions that exploit extended causal structures,...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Mahoney,John R, CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS DAVIS United States, stochastic processes,...
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The goal of the current study was to determine if computational fluid dynamics is capable of accurately predicting the forces and moments on the F/A-18E Super Hornet while performing several complicated maneuvers. Past F/A-18E computational studies have mainly focused on static wind-tunnel scale calculations with the results being compared to existing wind-tunnel data. In recent years, some pitching calculations were conducted at wind-tunnel scale to increase the throughput of the computational...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Green, Bradford E, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Patuxent River United...
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The goal of this task is to use the AFGL Magnetometer Network data base to improve the Air Force's ability to specify and predict geomagnetic activity. This information is very useful the studying of propagation of electro-magnetic waves and messages in the atmosphere. Initial efforts are aimed at generating an easily accessible data base for 1-2 years of data. Subsequent work will use the data in spectral and maximum entropy modelling. (Author)
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Objective: Patients requiring resective brain surgery often undergo functional brain mapping during perioperative planning to localize expressive language areas. Currently, all established protocols to perform such mapping require substantial time and patient participation during verb generation or similar tasks. These issues can make language mapping impractical in certain clinical circumstances (e.g., during awake craniotomies) or with certain populations (e.g., pediatric patients). Thus, it...
Topics: DTIC Archive, de Pesters,Adriana, National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies,Wadsworth Center,...
During this report period, we conducted both intravital imaging and whole tissue clearing based imaging to dissect the interaction between tumor cell and its brain metastatic microenvironment. We have successfully expanded GFAP-GFP mouse line (brain astrocyte specific) and performed preliminary testing on the intravital imaging capability. In addition, we have streamlined and optimized tissue-clearing pipeline. We are able to multiplex staining multiple tissue markers in situ, including brain...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Zhang,Siyuan, University of Notre Dame Notre Dame United States, breast cancer,...
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) performed the studies described in this report to develop a new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) Permit for the discharge of effluents from the Apra Harbor Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Agat, Guam, into Tipalao Bay of the Philippine Sea. The technical approach adhered to proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) guidelines to develop and apply mixing zone analysis, recalculation procedure,...
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The goal of this research is to increase our understanding of the impact of the ocean and seafloor environmental variability on deep-water (long-range) ocean acoustic propagation and to develop methodologies for including this in acoustic models. Experimental analysis is combined with model development to isolate specific physics and improve our understanding. During the past few years, the physics effects studied have been three-dimensional propagation on global scales, deep water ambient...
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This report summarizes influenza activity among Department of Navy (DON) and Department of Defense (DOD) beneficiaries during the 2015-2016 influenza season. Using multiple electronic data sources (namely laboratory results, pharmacy transactions, immunization records, encounter and admission records, medical event reports) the impact of influenza on the DON beneficiary population was assessed and summarized. Each data source enabled the evaluation from a different clinical perspective, and...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Payne,Rebecca, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Portsmouth United States,...
This study identifies the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other personal characteristics (KSAOs) needed in individuals who will be responsible for implementing strategic diversity plans in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The authors interviewed more than 60 diversity leaders in industry, the public sector (including DoD), and academia and reviewed relevant scientific literature, education programs, and advertised job requirements. The study found that primary roles and responsibilities...
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We determined whether the Marine Corps Regional Contracting OfficeNational CapitalRegion implemented the recommendationsin Report No. DODIG-2015-095, Small Business Contracting at Regional Contracting OfficeNational Capital Region Needs Improvement, March 20, 2015. OnOctober 6, 2015, the Marine Corps Regional Contracting OfficeNational Capital Region was renamed as Marine Corps Installations National Capital RegionRegional Contracting Office (MCINCRRCO). We will use the new name throughout the...
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The Armys Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) and U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) oversee the staffing and operations associated with their missions to support military operations and provide care to a wide range of beneficiaries. These services require different types of medical and auxiliary personnel and are provided in both deployed and garrison environments. Army medical professionals must acquire and maintain the high level of proficiency required to fulfill the Armys medical...
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As marine winds strengthen, wave breaking becomes increasingly widespread. This has important consequences, both for offshore operations and geophysically, yet wave breaking is not included in present marine forecasts. This project addressed the challenge of incorporating wave breaking physics into coupled sea state marine weather forecasting models. The aim was to add accurate wave breaking and sea spray forecasts to the standard suite of forecast sea state variables, for sea state conditions...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Banner,Michael L, Univesity of New South Wales Sydney Australia, water waves, wave...
We analyze a variant of the whereabouts search problem, in which a searcher looks for a target hiding in one of n possible locations. Unlike in the classic version, our searcher does not pursue the target by actively moving from one location to the next. Instead, the searcher receives a stream of intelligence about the location of the target. At any time, the searcher can engage the location he thinks contains the target or wait for more intelligence. The searcher incurs costs when he engages...
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Our research objective was to develop new ways and means for identifying, tracking, and analyzing the costs and other better buying opportunities associated with the acquisition life cycle of OA software systems for Web-based or mobile devices.
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The balance operator and its adjoint for the Navy Coastal Ocean Model (NCOM) have been coded. The operator is implemented in two modes: (a) with and (b) without the integral continuity constraint. Testing the code in an Adriatic Sea configuration has shown that although the a-mode option is several times more computationally expensive, it provides half the ageostrophic motions excited by perturbations with a typical horizontal scale of the internal Rossby radius of deformation. For a state...
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In separate, replicated experiments, we experimentally established wash-off coefficients (kw) for the chemical agent VX on grass, utilizing 1 and 3 L VX droplets at 0.017 (1 min), 1, and 4 h after dissemination. A 10 mm (0.39 in.) rain event at 0.017 h after dissemination washed off 95 and 83% of the 1 and 3 L VX droplets, respectively. At 1 h after dissemination, a 10 mm rain event washed off 0.03 and 0.5% of the 1 and 3 L VX droplets, respectively. At 0.017 h after dissemination, the kw...
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