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Shibing Z.,Academy of Equipment Command and Technology | Changqing L.,Simulation Laboratory | Sheng Y.,Academy of Equipment Command and Technology | Chi Z.,Academy of Equipment Command and Technology
2015 IEEE International Conference on Communication Problem-Solving, ICCP 2015 | Year: 2015

Matching precision is very important and difficult in accurate photography, remote sensing and 3D reconstruction. After analyzing the advantages and shortcomings of current matching algorithms and the epipolar geometry, a new matching algorithm based on global viewpoint difference rectification for framework imagery is devised. Without the aid of orientation parameters, this algorithm contains three parts, the scale rectification for an overall comfortable of the image, the viewport rectification for compensating the bias between the vertical plane of the primary optical axis and the main plane of the scene, and the consistent transformation of two images with different viewports. Following, the details of the implementation of our methods are also given. The validation experiments of the matching precision show that, the new algorithm can improve the precision dramatically, which is better than many other good matching algorithms. © 2015 IEEE.


Liang Y.,Academy of Equipment Command and Technology | Liang Y.,Simulation Laboratory | Xing J.,Simulation Laboratory
Proceedings - 2011 International Conference of Information Technology, Computer Engineering and Management Sciences, ICM 2011 | Year: 2011

In order to insure the quality of battlefield information guarantee, promote efficiency of data management, and mining these values of data, a data management approach for battlefield data of targets and environment is studied in this paper. Concepts of targets and environment are introduced, these originals of data are discussed and classified, and these characters of data are analyzed. By describing data processing, establishing an organization, grading data qualities, the data of targets and environment is incremented in this processing with a data management standard system of system and the information recommending services base-on knowledge. An example is introduced to illustrate the data management process vividly. Finally the suggestions to improve data management are given. Empirical results show that the approach can insure qualities of information guarantee, promote efficiency of data management and increment data value. By enhancing the data management of targets and environment, costs can be cut down, efficiency can be improved, and resource deployment can be optimized. © 2011 IEEE.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Modality Solutions, LLC, a privately-held company that delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for highly regulated life sciences and food industries, has hired Gabrielle Mosiniak as one of the firm’s consulting engineers. Mosiniak attended The Ohio State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in biology. She was awarded the Provost Scholarship and graduated cum laude. Mosiniak assists with laboratory testing and completes protocols and reports for distribution and thermal testing at Modality's’ Advantage Transport Simulation Laboratory™. She also writes and updates standard operating procedures, and she assembles data packages for reporting. Through these responsibilities, Mosiniak consistently works with clients to listen to their needs so that she can design and develop cold chain packaging based on their parameters and objectives. Prior to joining the cold chain management team, Mosiniak worked for The Ohio State University Biomedical Engineering Department’s Summer Design Experience, where she implemented the Engineering Design Process to improve prototypes of past senior design projects. Working in a team-based environment, she focused on sensory prosthesis and red blood cell filter projects as well as gained experience with machining parts, simple circuit design, and Arduino programming. Mosiniak’s academic engineering projects expanded to Nanjing, China where she was selected to participate in international design research focused on heparin nanoparticles for cancer treatment at Nanjing University. Locally, as part of her senior year design project, the Lower Extremity Postural Support, she has been part of the interdisciplinary team collaborating with clinical and community mentors to reach the goal of designing and building a wheelchair to support residual limbs of patients with amputations. “Gabrielle joining our team of cold chain management experts supports our goals for continued growth,” said Modality Solutions President, Gary Hutchinson. “We are excited to have Gabrielle bring her experience to our proprietary transport simulation lab. She works independently and in collaboration with others to provide program management assistance as it relates to thermal packaging engineering solutions for our clients from highly-regulated industries such as life sciences, food, and biotechnology.” | To learn more about Modality Solutions visit http://www.modality-solutions.com. About Modality Solutions, LLC Founded in 2011 Modality Solutions delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for highly regulated industries. Its Advantage Transportation Simulation Laboratory™ tests the effects of transportation environmental hazards on formulations. Key areas of service are: ensure regulatory compliance; deliver cold chain thermal packaging design / qualification and controlled-environment logistics solutions; conduct transport simulation testing; decrease development cycle times for a faster route-to-market; develop transport validation strategies to support global regulatory applications; and clinical trial operations. The company's subject matter experts are frequent presenters at global cold chain industry conferences. For more information visit http://www.modality-solutions.com.


Tang B.,University of Science and Technology Beijing | Sheng X.-Q.,Beijing Institute of Technology | Jin C.-J.,Simulation Laboratory | Zhao X.-Y.,Unit 96610 of the PLA
Xi Tong Gong Cheng Yu Dian Zi Ji Shu/Systems Engineering and Electronics | Year: 2016

The radio frequency simulation system (RFSS) is important for the research and development of the airborne radio frequency electronics system, and it is difficult to improve the angle accuracy of the RFSS with conventional three-radiating-unit array. The method of improving the angle accuracy of the RFSS by using the multiple-radiating-unit array instead of the conventional three-radiating-unit array. Comparing with the conventional three-radiating-unit array, the amplitudes of the units in the multiple-radiating-unit array cannot be determined only by the locations of the target and the units. Therefore, the optimization model is built to minimize the angle error. With the result of the optimized amplitudes, the expression of the angle error is given for the multiple-radiating-unit array. Based on the numerical computation results, it can be seen that the angle error of the multiple-radiating-unit array is decreased obviously compared with that of the conventional three-radiating-unit array. It is significant for the improvement of the angle accuracy of the RFSS further. © 2016, Editorial Office of Systems Engineering and Electronics. All right reserved.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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Modality Solutions, LLC, a privately-held company that delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for life science and food industries, is pleased to announce its bronze sponsorship and panel participation at the 9th Annual Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) Forum titled “Preparing the Biotech Supply Chain for 2025, The Onward March.” The all-day event will be held Thursday, October 20 at the Crowne Plaza Foster City-San Mateo in Forest City, California. Modality Solutions’ President Gary Hutchinson will be a panelist on the Track 1: Clinical Supply Chain & Cold Chain topic -- "Cold Chain Realities: Keeping Executives Awake at Night." Hutchinson joins panelists Doug Wettegren, Global Key Account Manager, Envirotainer; Alex Guillen, Global Cold Chain Director, Fisher Clinical Services; Jim Peyton, Associate Director, Supply Chain, Gilead Science; Wahiba Hall, Leader, Global Transportation and Cold Chain, Pharmacy Group, Bayer Health; and moderator Vishal Singal, Principal Real World Insights, QuintilesIMS. During the session, the industry stakeholders will present solutions for the successful deployment of the emerging temperature-controlled logistics and cold chain technology. Assessments will be made of packaging, engineering standards, business processes, information systems and monitoring mechanisms. Attendees will take away a blueprint for the global manufacturing, logistics and distribution of temperature-sensitive materials and finished products. “Our forum sponsorship and participation on the BSMA supply chain and cold-chain panel supports our continued commitment to help life science companies explore cost-reduction strategies, understand changing industry standards, and initiate risk management processes to ensure compliance, quality and product integrity,” said Gary Hutchinson. Conference organizer, Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA), was born out of a need to create a worldwide community of operations and supply chain management leaders and professionals in the biotech, biopharma, and biomedical device industries. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, home to more than 400 bio firms, the alliance provides a forum for collaboration, learning and best practice sharing of practitioners, executives and thought leaders in these uniquely demanding industries. This year's conference is incorporating a town hall environment to promote shared learning and collaboration. For more information on the BSMA Forum, go to http://biosupplyalliance.com To learn more about Modality Solutions, visit http://www.modality-solutions.com. About Modality Solutions, LLC Founded in 2011 Modality Solutions delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for highly regulated industries. Its Advantage Transportation Simulation Laboratory™ tests the effects of transportation environmental hazards on formulations. Key areas of service are: ensure regulatory compliance; deliver cold chain thermal packaging design / qualification and controlled-environment logistics solutions; conduct transport simulation testing; decrease development cycle times for a faster route-to-market; develop transport validation strategies to support global regulatory applications; and clinical trial operations. Additional information can be found at http://www.modality-solutions.com.


News Article | December 20, 2016
Site: phys.org

Magnetic nanovortices, so-called "skyrmions", count among the most promising candidates for the future of information technology. Processors and storage media making use of these tiny structures could one day lead to the further miniaturization of IT devices and improve their energy efficiency significantly. Materials possessing suitable vortices can be identified in particular by their topological charge, an essential characteristic of skyrmions. To determine this property experimentally has up to now been a very laborious process. Physicists from Jülich have now put forward a simpler method which could speed up the screening of suitable materials, using X-rays. The magnetic moment of an atom has two contributions, the spin part, which arises from the alignment of the intrinsic spin angular momentum of the electrons, and the orbital part,related to the coordinated orbital motion of the electrons. The former is the dominant source of the magnetic moment of the atoms in a solid, while the latter is usually found when spin-orbit coupling is active. However, a few years ago it was found that – even without spin-orbit coupling – an orbital moment can be finite. To make that happen, at least three magnetic atoms have to be combined, forming a trimer with a non-collinear and non-planar magnetic structure. A team of theoretical physicists from the Jülich Institute "Quantum Theory of Materials" (PGI-1/IAS-1) has now analysed the effect in detail for such magnetic trimers, and examined the consequences for skyrmions. The scientists propose a protocol on how to probe this contribution to the orbital magnetism, and furthermore, how to employ it to detect and distinguish different types of skyrmions. "One of the most important quantities characterizing the skyrmion is the topological charge, also known as the 'skyrmion number'", explains Dr. Manuel dos Santos Dias, Postdoc in institute's Young Investigators Group "Functional Nanoscale Structure Probe and Simulation Laboratory"(Funsilab). "A direct measurement of the topological charge has been difficult, as it requires a detailed map of the three-dimensional magnetic structure or finding certain signatures in transport experiments. Therefore, only very few experiments have been undertaken. Skyrmions with a richer internal structure have also attracted attention recently, and our proposed protocol naturally enables its experimental determination." Jun.-Prof. Samir Lounis, head of Funsilab, adds: "We propose a spectroscopic approach using X-ray magnetic circular dichroism to measure this quantity fast and efficiently. The technique could be implemented at any synchrotron covering the soft X-ray regime." Explore further: Team ahead of the 'curve' in magnetic study More information: Manuel dos Santos Dias et al. Chirality-driven orbital magnetic moments as a new probe for topological magnetic structures, Nature Communications (2016). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13613


News Article | December 5, 2016
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Modality Solutions, LLC, a privately-held company that delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for life science and food industries, is pleased to announce its sponsorship and presentation at the 2016 Global Cold Chain Exchange. The three-day IQPC Exchange event will be held December 7 – 9 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Florida. On day one of the Exchange, Modality Solutions’ President Gary Hutchinson will present a case study titled: Preparing for Your Biosimilar Cold Chain for a FDA Biologics Licensing Application (BLA). During this interactive session, attendees will learn the necessary steps and the differences in approach required for filing a biosimilar cold chain. Gary Hutchinson shared, “Regulatory expectations for filing a biosimilar BLA are significantly more challenging for biologics targeting an unmet clinical need. The qualification of the technology, the validation of cold chain processes, and even the stress testing of drug product formulations for suitability for use in a cold chain are under stricter scrutiny.” The Global Cold Chain Exchange is a premier event on maintaining compliance, safety, and security throughout the cold chain. The program is specifically designed for supply chain, packaging and logistics executives in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Attendance is exclusive, participation is strictly limited to senior executives from leading corporations to facilitate true peer-level networking for delegation and speakers. This year’s Exchange program covers procedural, substantive and legislative issues that impact cold chain logistics, including: increased globalization and International regulations; standardized data monitoring; supply chain efficiency; handover delays with product sensitivity and risk management; quality agreements with carriers and 3PL’s; the future direction of global cold chain matters, and other pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry cold chain challenges. “We are excited to sponsor and present at this year’s Global Cold Chain Exchange. It provides one of the most credible interactive forums for supply chain, logistics and distribution executives to share ideas and cold chain solutions,” said Hutchinson. “At Modality Solutions, we are committed to helping life science companies explore cost-reduction strategies, understand changing industry standards, and initiate risk management processes to ensure compliance, quality and product integrity. Exchange participants take away actionable insights to stay ahead in the evolving cold chain environment." In addition, the Exchange offers a variety of unique learning styles and sessions. Attendees can select and build a customized itinerary that reflects their current initiatives, priorities, and future strategic objectives. These opportunities include: conference sessions, one-on-one meetings, master classes and BrainWeave® discussions. To learn more about Modality Solutions, visit http://www.modality-solutions.com. About Modality Solutions, LLC Founded in 2011 Modality Solutions delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for highly regulated industries. Its Advantage Transportation Simulation Laboratory™ tests the effects of transportation environmental hazards on formulations. Key areas of service are: ensure regulatory compliance; deliver cold chain thermal packaging design / qualification and controlled-environment logistics solutions; conduct transport simulation testing; decrease development cycle times for a faster route-to-market; develop transport validation strategies to support global regulatory applications; and clinical trial operations. For more information visit http://www.modality-solutions.com.


Lanning S.K.,Virginia Commonwealth University | Brickhouse T.H.,Virginia Commonwealth University | Gunsolley J.C.,Virginia Commonwealth University | Ranson S.L.,Simulation Laboratory | Willett R.M.,Virginia Commonwealth University
Patient Education and Counseling | Year: 2011

Objective: To explore the correlation of student and faculty assessments of, second-year dental students' (D2s) communicative skills during simulated patient interviews. Methods: Eighty-two D2s, 14 student instructors and 8 faculty used a 5-point scale, (1 = poor-5 = excellent) to assess 12 specific communicative skills of D2s generating assessment sources of self, peer-group, student instructor, and faculty. Mean scores and comparisons between assessment sources were calculated. Spearman correlations evaluated relationships between specific skills and assessment sources. Results: Mean assessment score and standard error for peer-group (4.14 ± 0.04), was higher than self (3.86 ± 0.06, p< 0.05) yet slightly higher than student instructor (4.07 ± 0.04) and faculty (3.93 ± 0.10). Regarding assessment sources, the degree of correlation from highest to lowest was peer-group and student instructor (ρ=. 0.46, p< 0.0001), self and student instructor (ρ=. 0.35, p< 0.002), self and peer-group (ρ=. 0.28, p< 0.02). The correlations between student instructor and faculty, faculty and self, and faculty and peer-group were nonsignificant. Conclusion: Student assessments were different from faculty by mean score and correlation index. Future studies are needed to determine the nature of the differences found between student and faculty assessments. Practice implications: Peer, student instructor and faculty assessments of dental students' communicative skills are not necessarily interchangeable but may offer uniquely different and valuable feedback to students. © 2010.


Mokhtari A.,Simulation Laboratory | Sedighi M.,Simulation Laboratory
Physica B: Condensed Matter | Year: 2010

Full potential-linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method within density functional theory (DFT) was applied to study the structural and electronic properties of the magnesium arsenide in both cubic and hexagonal phases. The exchange-correlation functional was approximated as a generalized gradient functional introduced by Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof (GGA96) and Engel-Vosko (EV-GGA). The lattice parameters, bulk modulus and its pressure derivative, cohesive energy, band structures and effective mass of electrons and holes (EME and EMH) were obtained and compared to the available experimental and theoretical results. A phase transition was predicted at pressure of about 1.63 GPa from the cubic to the hexagonal phase. The effect of hydrostatic pressure on the behavior of the electronic properties such as band gap, valence bandwidths, anti-symmetry gap (the energy gap between two parts of the valence bands), EME and EMH were investigated using both GGA96 and EV-GGA methods. High applied pressure can decrease (increase) the holes mobility of cubic (hexagonal) phase of this compound. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Zhao Z.-Q.,Simulation Laboratory | Hao J.-X.,Simulation Laboratory
Proceedings - 2015 IEEE/ACM 19th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications, DS-RT 2015 | Year: 2015

First of all, the technological framework of the model for calculating the kill probability of multiple shots is established, followed by the corresponding calculation equations relating to two cases of both shooting errors and shooting index. For getting rid of the difficulties facing the calculation of kill probability of multiple shots, an approximate treating mode converting general shooting errors model into two-type errors model was adopted in the establishment of approximate equations used in mean point of impact method and average correlative coefficient method. The calculation equation for kill probability of multiple shots related to index was the first one established in that field, which has solved the difficult problem of calculating kill probability of multiple shots in the simulation and evaluation field of shooting efficiency of weapon systems. © 2015 IEEE.

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