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The Influence of Politics, Technology, and Asia on the Future of US Missile Defense

By: Lt. Col. Jeffrey T. Butler, USAF

Missile defense has become a key factor in US strategic planning. The problem, of course, lies with the stage of current technological development. Mid-course or terminal-phase systems appear closer to feasibility just now, at least theoretically....

1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 2 Déjà vu All Over Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 3 Evaluation of Current National Missile-DEFENSE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 4 Asia and the US Missile-defense Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 5 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 ACRONYMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73...

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Recapitalizing Nuclear Weapons

By: Edgar M. Vaughan

It is critical that the United States act now to put in place a program to produce a reliable replacement warhead. Colonel Vaughan addresses some critical points in the attached thesis on the Reliable Replacement Warhead and the recapitalization of the nuclear weapons complex....

1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 An Aging Stockpile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Points of View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Alternatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Preview of Remaining Chapters . . . . . . . . . . 8 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 2 THE CASE FOR MAINTAINING THE STATUS QUO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Stockpile is Safe and Reliable . . . . . . . 12 A Limited Role for Nuclear Weapons . . . . . .13 Nuclear Posture Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Responsive Infrastructure and Replacement Warheads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 3 THE CASE FOR BEGINNING RECAPITALIZATION NOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Future Role for Nuclear Weapons . . . . . . . . 26 Nuclear Weapons Needed for the Foreseeable Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Stockpile Stewardship Program Concerns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

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The US Response to China’s ASAT Test : An International Security Space Alliance for the Future

By: Lt Col Anthony J. Mastalir, USAF

Lt Col Anthony Mastalir has done policy makers a welcome service by exploring the enigma wrapped in a conundrum which is Chinese space policy, focusing on the Chinese kinetic energy antisatellite (KE-ASAT) test of January 2007. That test ended a de facto moratorium on KE-ASAT tests which the United States and Russia had observed for over two decades. It also announced the arrival of a new player in strategic space, forcing a reevaluation of US capabilities in space as well as Chinese intentions there. Colonel Mastalir examines both that reevaluation and those intentions, relying on open-source material, particularly from Chinese strategic and military analysts....

1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 2 EXTREME DIMENSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 3 POLITICAL/DIPLOMATIC DIMENSION . . . . 25 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 4 INFORMATION DIMENSION . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 5 ECONOMIC DIMENSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 6 MILITARY DIMENSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 7 FINDINGS/CONCLUSION . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 ABBREVIATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103...

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GPS Versus Galileo : Balancing for Position in Space

By: Scott W. Beidleman

This study investigates Europe’s motives to develop the independent satellite navigation system known as Galileo despite the existence of America’s successful global positioning system (GPS). The study begins by analyzing both systems to familiarize the reader with global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and to provide an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of GPS and Galileo, as well as the systems’ similarities and differences. Although the two systems have different founding principles, they employ similar infrastructures and operational concepts. In the short term, Galileo will provide better accuracy for civilian users until GPS upgrades take effect. But performance is only part of the rationale. The author contends that Europe’s pursuit of Galileo is driven by a combination of reasons, including performance, independence, and economic incentive. With Galileo, Europe hopes to achieve political, security, and technological independence from the United States....

DISCLAIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii ABOUT THE AUTHOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi 1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2 GPS VERSUS GALILEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 3 WHY GALILEO? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 4 IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS . .51 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 ABBREVIATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Illustrations 1 Satellite geometry 9 2 Global positioning system (GPS) satellite 14 3 Galileo satellite 16 Table 1 Number of visible satellites for various masking angles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13...

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AFDDEC Research Paper 2007-2, The Airpower Advantage in Future Warfare : The Need for Strategy

By: Colin S Gray

Technical innovation lies at the heart of the case for privileging airpower in the American way of war, but such innovation comprises only one of warfare’s seven vital contexts. The sheer complexity of war and warfare renders prediction, technological and other, a high-risk activity. The contexts of war and warfare are (1) political, (2) societal-cultural, (3)economic, (4) technological, (5) military-strategic, (6) geographical, and (7) historical....

DISCLAIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii ABOUT THE AUTHOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .v SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii THE AIRPOWER ADVANTAGE IN FUTURE WARFARE: THE NEED FOR STRATEGY . . . . . . .1 Plan of Attack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Why this Study? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Airpower Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Issues and Arguments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Future Warfare: Contextual Realities . . . . . 20 US Airpower Advantage in Future Warfare . . 30 NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35...

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Introdução ao Uso do LaTeX: Versão 1.2a

By: Ivo Fernandez Lopez e Maria Darci Godinho da Silva

Apesar de haver uma literatura grande sobre o LaTeX, uma boa parte dos trabalhos disponíveis é relativamente antiga e não contém os avanços dos últimos anos. Em virtude disto, resolvemos escrever um texto sobre o LaTeX que, de uma forma simples e auto contida, apresente as opções mais recentes que estenderam e facilitaram o aprendizado e aplicação. No livro, além do básico sobre o LaTeX, acrescentaram-se tópicos sobre como elaborar apresentações, elaborar monografias, dissertações e teses, elaborar uma prova com gabarito, incluir arquivos multimídia, elaborar pôsteres para apresentação em congresso, usar recursos mais modernos para digitação de equações longas e sistemas de equações, elaborar bibliografias, incluir um índice remissivo, incluir sumário etc. A bibliografia do livro é constituída quase que exclusivamente de arquivos disponíveis na Internet e é feito um comentário sobre cada citação, além de permitir o acesso através de hiperligação ("hyperlink"). Ao longo do texto são citadas as referências que podem aprofundar os tópicos, caso o leitor sinta necessidade. No segundo semestre de 2013 foram feitos diversos ac...

1 Introdução -- Noções Básicas de LATEX 1.1 Origem: TeX (TEX) 1.2 Avanço: LaTeX (LATEX) 1.3 Exemplo mínimo de arquivo em LATEX 1.4 Resultado da compilação 1.5 Programas indicados 1.6 Gerando arquivo .pdf ou .dvi (compilação) 1.7 Distribuições de LATEX 1.8 Distribuição MiKTeX 1.9 Distribuição TeXLive 1.10 Editor para os arquivos .tex 1.11 Editor TeXworks 1.11.1 Configurações básicas 1.11.2 Algumas sugestões para o seu uso 1.12 Exemplo da interface do TeXworks 1.13 Editor Texmaker 1.14 Exemplo da interface do Texmaker 1.15 Arquivos auxiliares 2 LATEX Básico 2.1 Caracteres especiais 2.2 Estrutura dos arquivos em LATEX 2.3 Comandos básicos, ambientes, matemática 2.4 Classes de documentos 2.5 Parágrafos, espaços, separação de sílabas 2.6 Fontes e LuaTeX 2.7 Capítulos, seções, apêndice etc 2.8 Título, sumário, listas de tabelas e de figuras 2.9 Geometria da página, espaçamento entre linhas 2.10 Numeração e formatação das páginas, notas de rodapé 2.11 Principais pacotes 2.12 Símbolos matemáticos 2.13 Subscritos, sobrescritos, funções pré-de...

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Microsoft Application Virtualization - An Introduction

By: Mayank Johri

An introduction to App-V Packaging

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Rapid Prototyping Technology Applications in Architectual Designs

By: Victor Jimenez

This book contains information about modern technology behind architecture and the study of a successful architectural design and plan.

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

Our music, our culture, our science, and our economic welfare all depend on a delicate balance between those ideas that are controlled and those that are free, between intellectual property and the public domain. In The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind (Yale University Press) James Boyle introduces readers to the idea of the public domain and describes how it is being tragically eroded by our current copyright, patent, and trademark laws. In a series of fascinating case studies, Boyle explains why gene sequences, basic business ideas and pairs of musical notes are now owned, why jazz might be illegal if it were invented today, why most of 20th century culture is legally unavailable to us, and why today's policies would probably have smothered the World Wide Web at its inception. Appropriately given its theme, the book will be sold commercially but also made available online for free under a Creative Commons license.(1.6MB PDF File) ...

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Drifting Instability in Two Phase Heat Transfer Systems, British Chemical Engineering, Jan 1965, P 6

By: Eugene F. Adiutori

Drifting Instability in Two Phase Heat Transfer Systems, British Chemical Engineering, Jan 1965, p 6

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Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies

By: Sam Vaknin

Essays dedicated to the new media, doing business on the web, digital content, its creation and distribution, e-publishing, e-books, digital reference, DRM technology, and other related issues....

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New Theory of Thermal Stability in Boiling Systems, Nucleonics, May, 1964, 22 (5), Pp 92-101

By: Eugene F. Adiutori

New Theory of Thermal Stability in Boiling Systems, Nucleonics, May, 1964, 22 (5), pp 92-101

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A New and Simple Concept for the Analysis of Nonlinear Heat Transfer Phenomena Such as Boiling, British Chemical Engineering, Dec 1965, Pp 840-845

By: Adiutori, Eugene F.

A New and Simple Concept for the Analysis of Nonlinear Heat Transfer Phenomena Such as Boiling, British Chemical Engineering, Dec 1965, pp 840-845

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A Critical Examination of the View That Nucleate Boiling Heat Transfer Data Exhibit Power Law Behavior, Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers International Journal, Series B, Vol. 37, No. 2, 1994, Pp 394-402

By: Eugene F. Adiutori

A Critical Examination of the View that Nucleate Boiling Heat Transfer Data Exhibit Power Law Behavior, Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers International Journal, Series B, Vol. 37, No. 2, 1994, pp 394-402...

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An Improved Form for Natural Convection Heat Transfer Correlations, Strojniski Vestnikjournal of Mechanical Engineering 51(2005)7-8, Pp 374-378

By: Eugene F. Adiutori

An Improved Form for Natural Convection Heat Transfer Correlations, Strojniski vestnik?Journal of Mechanical Engineering 51(2005)7-8, pp 374-378

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Fourier, Mechanical Engineering, August, 2005, Pp 30-31 (A Condensation of Fourierthe Father of Modern Engineering)

By: Eugene F. Adiutori

Fourier, Mechanical Engineering, August, 2005, pp 30-31 (a condensation of ?Fourier?the Father of Modern Engineering?)

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Why the Fluid Friction Factor Should Beabandoned, And the Moody Chart Transformed, The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal, 2009, 3, 43-48

By: Adiutori, Eugene F.

Why the Fluid Friction Factor Should Be Abandoned, and the Moody Chart Transformed, The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal, 2009, 3, 43-48

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The New Engineering

By: Eugene F. Adiutori

The first book that addressed the full scope of the new engineering. For more information visit http://thenewengineering.com

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Proposed Fundamental Principles And Civilization Scale: Comprehensive Study Of Mysteries In Science

By: Cres Huang

A true civilization would coherent with the natural principles of the fundamental elements. Type 0: Parasitic. Type I: Mastery of energy. Type II: Mastery of energy and matter. It is easy to neglect happenings that may take decades or longer to surface for short-lived creatures. We don't even have a clear memory of longer than few millenniums back, do we ready look and prepare our future in millenniums ahead? It seems that no matter how hard the foreseeing people warm us, the society remains operating shortsightedly. The issue is, will our future be shorter than our past?...

Type 0 civilization: Parasitic. Type I civilization: Mastery of energy. Type II civilization: Mastery of energy and matter.

1 Introduction 2 Fundamental Principles 3 Kardashev Civilization Scale 3.1 Proposed Scale of Civilization Advancement 4 Outlook of Earthling References...

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Coles Colossus 6000 Mobile Crane : A series of illustrated books about Coles Cranes

By: Anthony James Kemp

In this series of books we look at a single type of crane, in this case the Colossus 6000 Crane. We give details of how it was contruncted and what happened to the cranes. ...

In 1971 the Coles Colossus 6000 was conceived, designed and built as a total concept: as a crane capable of lifting the super heavy loads, and putting them up high or far out as a total concept. The 6000 has the features that make for real efficiency, real profitability, allowing easy work planning and even easier lifting of really big loads. The Coles Colossus 6000 has features like a seven axle chassis tot supreme readability; a unique eight point jacking system for ultra stable lifting; interchangeable structures for strut jib, short and high tower working; an over the wheels chassis frame of immense strength; hydro pneumatic suspension; and the capability to lift all loads through the full 360 degree of slew....

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