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The Royal Military College of Canada, RMC, or RMCC , is the military college of the Canadian Forces, and is a degree-granting university creating military officers. RMC was established in 1876 and is the only federal institution in Canada with degree granting powers. The Royal Military College of Canada Degrees Act, 1959 empowers the college to confer degrees in arts, science, and engineering. Programmes are available at the undergraduate and graduate levels on site through traditional studies and by distance learning through the Division of Continuing Studies.Located on Point Frederick, a 41-hectare peninsula in Kingston, Ontario, the college is a blend of older, historic buildings and modern academic, athletic, and dormitory facilities. Officer cadets are trained in academics, officership, athletics, and bilingualism . These are what the Canadian Armed Forces consider to be the four pillars of success in the military. Wikipedia.


Greenwood M.T.,Royal Military College of Canada | Ludovico P.,University of Minho
Cell Death and Differentiation | Year: 2010

The ease by which yeast can be manipulated in conjunction with their similarities to cells of more complex metazoans makes many yeast species, particularly Saccharomyces cerevisae, very attractive models for the study of conserved evolutionary processes that occur in eukaryotes. The ability to functionally express heterologous genes in these cells has allowed the development of countless new and elegant approaches leading to detailed structure-function analysis of numerous mammalian genes. Of these, the most informative have been the studies involving the analysis of regulators that have no direct or obvious sequence orthologue in yeast, including members of the Bcl-2 family of proteins, caspases and tumour suppressors. Here we review the field and provide evidence that these studies have served to further understand mammalian apoptosis. © 2010 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.


Levesque L.,Royal Military College of Canada
Applied Optics | Year: 2013

Temperature of water-based substances is investigated by aiming a pulsed CO2 laser beam at the water-air surface. This method of controlling temperature is believed to be flexible in medical applications as it avoids the use of thermal devices, which are often cumbersome and generate rather larger temperature swing with time. The control of temperature in this laser method is modeled by the heat conduction equation. In this investigation, it is assumed that the energy delivered by the CO2 laser is confined within a very thin surface layer of roughly 10 μm. It is shown that the temperature can be very well controlled by a CO2 laser at a steady temperature, and we demonstrate that the method can be adapted to work in tandem with another laser beam. © 2013 Optical Society of America.


Sabat R.G.,Royal Military College of Canada
Optics Express | Year: 2013

Various superimposed chirped relief gratings, acting as diffracting holographic lenses, were photo-inscribed on azo-polymer films upon exposure to the interference pattern of a plane and a curved laser light wavefronts. Depending on the configuration used, this resulted in incident light being focused independently of polarization along the 0th or 1st diffracted order of the grating. The focal point and focalization angle of the resulting holographic lenses were easily tuned during the fabrication process. Furthermore, a dual-focus chirped holographic lens grating was fabricated and shown to exhibit a far-field interference pattern. © 2013 Optical Society of America.


Arsenault M.,Royal Military College of Canada
Mechanism and Machine Theory | Year: 2013

Most existing research on parallel cable-driven mechanisms has been performed while neglecting cable mass. However, those prior works that did take cable mass into account have shown that such a hypothesis may lead to significant errors in the analysis of these mechanisms. The research presented herein assesses the effect of neglecting cable mass in the analysis of a spatial parallel three-degree-of-freedom suspended cable-driven mechanism. The analysis is based on the elastic catenary model. The inverse displacement problem of the mechanism is solved numerically subject to constraints on the cable tensions and restrictions on cable drooping. This solution is then used in the numerical estimation of the mechanism workspace. The stiffness of the mechanism is evaluated throughout the workspace by mapping intuitive stiffness indices that are extracted from the stiffness matrix. Both the mechanism workspace and stiffness are found to be heavily influenced by cable sagging. The results obtained in this paper support the notion that the effect of cable sagging on a mechanism should be thoroughly assessed prior to pursuing a design based on the assumption of massless cables. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


Petit V.,West Chester University | Wade G.A.,Royal Military College of Canada
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society | Year: 2012

In this paper we describe a Bayesian statistical method designed to infer the magnetic properties of stars observed using high-resolution circular spectropolarimetry in the context of large surveys. This approach is well suited for analysing stars for which the stellar rotation period is not known, and therefore the rotational phases of the observations are ambiguous. The model assumes that the magnetic observations correspond to a dipole oblique rotator, a situation commonly encountered in intermediate- and high-mass stars. Using reasonable assumptions regarding the model parameter prior probability density distributions, the Bayesian algorithm determines the posterior probability densities corresponding to the surface magnetic field geometry and strength by performing a comparison between the observed and computed Stokes V profiles. Based on the results of numerical simulations, we conclude that this method yields a useful estimate of the surface dipole field strength based on a small number (i.e. one or two) of observations. On the other hand, the method provides only weak constraints on the dipole geometry. The odds ratio, a parameter computed by the algorithm that quantifies the relative appropriateness of the magnetic dipole model versus the non-magnetic model, provides a more sensitive diagnostic of the presence of weak magnetic signals embedded in noise than traditional techniques. To illustrate the application of the technique to real data, we analyse seven ESPaDOnS and Narval observations of the early B-type magnetic star LPOri. Insufficient information is available to determine the rotational period of the star and therefore the phase of the data; hence traditional modelling techniques fail to infer the dipole strength. In contrast, the Bayesian method allows a robust determination of the dipole polar strength, G. © 2011 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2011 RAS.

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