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Chitta S.,Menlo Systems, Inc.
Studies in Computational Intelligence | Year: 2016

MoveIt! is state of the art software formobile manipulation, incorporating the latest advances in motion planning, manipulation, 3D perception, kinematics, control and navigation. It provides an easy-to-use platform for developing advanced robotics applications, evaluating new robot designs and building integrated robotics products for industrial, commercial, R&D and other domains. MoveIt! is the most widely used open-source software for manipulation and has been used on over 65 different robots. This tutorial is intended for both new and advanced users: it will teach new users how to integrate MoveIt! with their robots while advanced users will also be able to get information on features that they may not be familiar with. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Source

Wilk R.,Menlo Systems, Inc.
Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences | Year: 2011

In this paper we present an all-fiber THz spectrometer based on novel OSCAT technique. We investigate its application to non-destructive testing in the polymer industry. A set of polypropylene samples with different contents of TiO2 as a filler is examined using THz waves. Source

Wachs M.,Stanford University | Shacham O.,Stanford University | Asgar Z.,Stanford University | Firoozshahian A.,Menlo Systems, Inc. | And 2 more authors.
IEEE Design and Test of Computers | Year: 2012

Booting and debugging the functionality of silicon samples are known to be challenging and time-consuming tasks, even more so in cost-constrained environments. The authors describe their creative solutions used to bring up Stanford Smart Memories (SSM), a 55-million transistor research chip. © 1984-2011 IEEE. Source

Cole D.C.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology | Cole D.C.,University of Colorado at Boulder | Beha K.M.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology | Beha K.M.,Menlo Systems, Inc. | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series | Year: 2016

We demonstrate a system based on telecom components for the generation of a coherent octave-spanning supercontinuum from a continuous-wave laser. The system utilizes direct multiplication of a 10 GHz signal derived from a commercial synthesizer to carve pulses from the laser, which are then iteratively chirped and compressed in two stages. After reducing the repetition rate of the resulting pulse train to 2.5 GHz using selective transmission through an electro-optic gate, propagation through highly-nonlinear fiber generates an octave-spanning supercontinuum spectrum. We discuss the impact of the noise of the modulation frequency on the coherence of the supercontinuum and discuss its mitigation. Close agreement between experiment and theory is shown throughout, and we use our ability to precisely model the experiment to propose an extension of the system to 20 GHz repetition rate. Source

Twagirayezu S.,Brookhaven National Laboratory | Cich M.J.,State University of New York at Stony Brook | Sears T.J.,Brookhaven National Laboratory | Sears T.J.,State University of New York at Stony Brook | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy | Year: 2015

Doppler-free transition frequencies for v4- and v5-excited hot bands have been measured in the v1 +v3 band region of the spectrum of acetylene using saturation dip spectroscopy with an extended cavity diode laser referenced to a frequency comb. The frequency accuracy of the measured transitions, as judged from line shape model fits and comparison to known frequencies in the v1 +v3 band itself, is between 3 and 22kHz. This is some three orders of magnitude improvement on the accuracy and precision of previous line position estimates that were derived from the analysis of high-resolution Fourier transform infrared absorption spectra. Comparison to transition frequencies computed from constants derived from published Fourier transform infrared spectra shows that some upper rotational energy levels suffer specific perturbations causing energy level shifts of up to several hundred MHz. These perturbations are due to energy levels of the same rotational quantum number derived from nearby vibrational levels that become degenerate at specific energies. Future identification of the perturbing levels will provide accurate relative energies of excited vibrational levels of acetylene in the 7100-7600cm-1 energy region. © 2015 Elsevier Inc. Source

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