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Tiffin S.,Technology Associates | Kunc M.,University of Warwick
Science and Public Policy | Year: 2011

Universities can play critical roles in regional industrial development through innovation and entrepreneurship clusters. Formally managing this function in an integrated fashion is not well practiced by many universities. To improve this practice, we define the roles that universities can play and numerical indicators to measure them. Most world regions are 'peripheral' to a few core areas where academic research concentrates. Peripheral regions depend heavily on natural resource industries in both developed and developing countries. Therefore, we study universities involved with wine, salmon culture, mining and eco-tourism, and collect original comparative data from four universities in Canada and four in Chile. They are mostly small schools in peripheral regions, but among the national leaders in involvement with the local resource industry.

Lundell B.,University of Skovde | Lings B.,Technology Associates | Syberfeldt A.,University of Skovde
Journal of Systems and Software | Year: 2011

There is a growing body of research to show that, with the advent of so-called professional Open Source, attitudes within many organisations towards adopting Open Source software have changed. However, there have been conflicting reports on the extent to which this is true of the embedded software systems sector - a large sector in Europe. This paper reports on attitudes towards Open Source software within that sector. Our results show a high level of acceptance of Open Source products with large, well established communities, and not only at the level of the operating system. Control over the software is seen as fundamentally important. Other key perceptions with Open Source are an easing of long-term maintenance problems and ready availability of support. The classical strengths of Open Source, namely mass inspection, ease of conducting trials, longevity and source code access for debugging, were at the forefront of thinking. However, there was an acknowledgement that more guidelines are needed for assessing Open Source software and incorporating it into products. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 749.66K | Year: 2005

Based on the developments and results in the phase I of this project, models and tool will be developed for simulation, synthesis, and optimization of rad-hard-by-design analog and mixed-signal circuits. A unique simulation technology and parameterized models, demonstrated in phase 1 of the project, will be completed and combined with design automation tools to generate simulation, optimization, and synthesis capability for radhard circuits and layout. The key innovation of the project is in the hierarchical formulation of the substrate, device, and circuit modeling for radiation hardness and implementation of supporting extraction capabilities, which allow for an automated optimization of circuit and layout. In a sub-contract to the project, a general simulation framework, AIRFRAME, will be developed, which supports a hybrid circuit and physics simulation (electro-magnetics simulation, TCAD, and circuit simulation).

Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Navy | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 738.81K | Year: 2006

A primary limitation to the implementation of new ground-based astronomy measurement techniques is the inaccuracy of navigation and targeting due to error in the celestial frame of reference. This celestial frame of reference is relied upon for satellite attitude determination, payload calibration, in-course missile adjustments, space surveillance, and accurate star positions used as fiducial points. The development of an ultrahigh resolution CCD (up to the limit of a 150 mm wafer) that integrates high dynamic range and fast readout will substantially decrease the error in the celestial reference frame. In Phase I Semiconductor Technology Associates demonstrated the feasibility of a full 150mm wafer large format CCD imager. New semiconductor technology advancements were identified appropriate to existing CCD processing recipes to make possible high yield large area ultrahigh resolution imagers. In addition a preliminary design of the 10k x10k CCD has been completed. During Phase II, STA will fabricate, and demonstrate a prototype detector camera system with the required specifications. A final design will be produced following review of the Phase I work. A complete demonstration camera system will be assembled including dewar, software and electronics to evaluate the overall performance of the CCD on a telescope.

Technology Associates | Date: 2014-07-01

Methods and systems consistent with this invention receive a plurality of transmitted signals in a receiver having a plurality of receive elements, wherein each transmitted signal has a different spatial location. Such methods and systems receive the plurality of transmitted signals at the plurality of receive elements to form a plurality of receive element signals, form a combined signal derived from the plurality of receive element signals, and detect each of the plurality of transmitted signals from the combined signal by its different spatial location. To achieve this, methods and systems consistent with this invention generate a plurality of arbitrary phase modulation signals, and phase modulate each of the plurality of receive element signals with a different one of the phase modulation signals to form a plurality of phase modulated signals. Such methods and systems then combine the plurality of phase modulated signals into a combined signal, generate expected signals, and cross-correlate the combined signal with the expected signals to form correlation signals. Such methods and systems then store the correlation signals in a correlation signal memory and analyze the correlation signals to extract information from the transmitted signals.

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