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Burita L.,University of Defence at Brno | Burita L.,Tomas Bata University in Zlin | Hruza P.,University of Defence
2013 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference, MCC 2013 | Year: 2013

The paper describes the creation of the Knowledge Management System (KMS) based on Lessons Learned documents that were prepared at the Institute of Doctrine of the Military Academy. The objective of the KMS is to provide an access to the available information for the preparation of troops for foreign missions in a user-friendly way. The paper presents the research methodology, the analysis of the documents, the creation of ontology and the KMS development. One of the requirements for the solution was the implementation of the batch information input and the automation of the information context creation. © 2013 Military University of Technology.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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SMi Reports: Turkish Ministry of Defence’s Head of Land Platforms SSM to give an update on the nation’s combat vehicles development plans to enhance survivability at Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe conference. London, United Kingdom, February 15, 2017 --( Speaking at SMi’s Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe conference this May, Turkish Ministry of Defence’s Head of Land Platforms SSM will give an update on the nation’s combat vehicles development plans to enhance survivability. Mr Fatih Yakici will give an overview of wheeled and tracked Turkish fighting vehicles currently developed as well as discuss the threats to the vehicle that the Turkish Land Forces must be prepared to face. He will also provide updates on the country’s active protective system – Project AKKOR as well as examine flexible layer cage armour systems as an option for passive protection. Details on the Multispectral Camouflage Systems will also be announced. Firmly established as Central & Eastern Europe's most focused armoured vehicles meeting, the conference will take place on 15th-16th May 2017 at the Andel’s Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. With a large representation from the Czech Ministry of Defence, the 2017 show will bring together industry leaders from the region to give updates on modernisation plans and discuss how to enhance combat vehicle survivability as well as showcase progress on C4I and weapon systems technology. The conference will provide regional strategic updates from land force command and capability development including but not limited to: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey and have a key focus on the Czech MoD and development of next generation infantry fighting vehicle, 8X8 and MBT platforms. The 2-day programme will also provide an examination of the key combat vehicle capability areas and technologies enabling future lethality, survivability and C4I and gathered perspectives and feedback from mechanised operations and multinational training. Notable presenters include: Austrian Ministry of Defence, Bulgarian Armed Forces, Czech MoD, Czech Armed Forces, German Army, Latvian Armed Forces, Lithuanian Ministry of Defence, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisations/ Main Systems Land, NSPA, OCCAR, Romanian Armed Forces, Slovenian Ministry of Defence, Spanish MoD, SSM-Turkish Ministry of Defence, University of Defence, Czech Republic, and United States Army. Latest registered attendees include: Burgess Consulting Ltd, FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann , Plasan Sasa Ltd., Textron Systems. For those looking to attend, there is a £200 early bird offer expiring on 28th February. Further information is available at http://www.futurearmouredvehicles.com/prcom *Source: Defense News: http://www.defensenews.com/articles/turkey-launches-500-million-tank-upgrade-contest 3rd Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe 15th – 16th May 2017 Angelo Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic http://www.futurearmouredvehicles.com/prcom Sponsored by Lockheed Martin, ARTEC Burgess Consulting, Soucy Defefense Media: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.uk Booking: Contact James Hitchen on jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk London, United Kingdom, February 15, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The Turkish Government have recently launched a $500 million tank-upgrade contest. The backbone of the upgrade program would be armour improvements and installing active protection systems on the body.*Speaking at SMi’s Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe conference this May, Turkish Ministry of Defence’s Head of Land Platforms SSM will give an update on the nation’s combat vehicles development plans to enhance survivability.Mr Fatih Yakici will give an overview of wheeled and tracked Turkish fighting vehicles currently developed as well as discuss the threats to the vehicle that the Turkish Land Forces must be prepared to face. He will also provide updates on the country’s active protective system – Project AKKOR as well as examine flexible layer cage armour systems as an option for passive protection. Details on the Multispectral Camouflage Systems will also be announced.Firmly established as Central & Eastern Europe's most focused armoured vehicles meeting, the conference will take place on 15th-16th May 2017 at the Andel’s Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. With a large representation from the Czech Ministry of Defence, the 2017 show will bring together industry leaders from the region to give updates on modernisation plans and discuss how to enhance combat vehicle survivability as well as showcase progress on C4I and weapon systems technology.The conference will provide regional strategic updates from land force command and capability development including but not limited to: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey and have a key focus on the Czech MoD and development of next generation infantry fighting vehicle, 8X8 and MBT platforms. The 2-day programme will also provide an examination of the key combat vehicle capability areas and technologies enabling future lethality, survivability and C4I and gathered perspectives and feedback from mechanised operations and multinational training.Notable presenters include: Austrian Ministry of Defence, Bulgarian Armed Forces, Czech MoD, Czech Armed Forces, German Army, Latvian Armed Forces, Lithuanian Ministry of Defence, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisations/ Main Systems Land, NSPA, OCCAR, Romanian Armed Forces, Slovenian Ministry of Defence, Spanish MoD, SSM-Turkish Ministry of Defence, University of Defence, Czech Republic, and United States Army.Latest registered attendees include: Burgess Consulting Ltd, FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann , Plasan Sasa Ltd., Textron Systems.For those looking to attend, there is a £200 early bird offer expiring on 28th February.Further information is available at http://www.futurearmouredvehicles.com/prcom*Source: Defense News: http://www.defensenews.com/articles/turkey-launches-500-million-tank-upgrade-contest3rd Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe15th – 16th May 2017Angelo Hotel, Prague, Czech Republichttp://www.futurearmouredvehicles.com/prcomSponsored by Lockheed Martin, ARTEC Burgess Consulting, Soucy DefefenseMedia: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.ukBooking: Contact James Hitchen on jhitchen@smi-online.co.ukAbout SMi Group:Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SMi Group


News Article | December 17, 2016
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Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe Returns to Prague Next May SMi Group announces the return for its next annual conference: Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe 2017, set to take place on 15th and 16th May, Prague, Czech Republic. London, United Kingdom, December 17, 2016 --( Taking place on 15th-16th May 2017 and with a large support from the Czech MoD, the conference is a perfect platform to proactively discuss the tactics and technologies that will enhance future combat vehicle effectiveness within the Central and Eastern European region. With latest updates from 13 nations including Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria and US Army Europe, Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe will provide a bridge between the end users’ needs, procurement and the solution provider. The conference is the perfect platform to facilitate collaboration between the key stakeholders, as well as to gain insight into the very latest active requirements and emerging technology. Notable presenters include: Austrian Ministry of Defence, Bulgarian Armed Forces, Czech MoD, Czech Armed Forces, German Army, Latvian Armed Forces, Lithuanian Ministry of Defence, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisations/ Main Systems Land, NSPA, OCCAR, Romanian Armed Forces, Slovenian Ministry of Defence, Spanish MoD, SSM-Turkish Ministry of Defence, University of Defence, Czech Republic, and United States Army. Event highlights: • Gain detailed insight into the Czech Armed Forces future armoured vehicle modernisation plans pertaining to the 8x8, main battle tank and infantry fighting vehicle replacement • Hear keynote briefings from leading Central and Eastern European Nations including updates from heads of land procurement and operational command within: The Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria and Slovenia • Meet and network with industry leaders from the region, systems integrators and internationally respected programme managers at the forefront of vehicle platform development • View the latest combat vehicle survivability, C4I and weapon systems technology in the exhibition area For those looking to attend, there is a £400 early bird offer expiring on 31st January. Further information is available at http://www.futurearmouredvehicles.com/prcom 3rd Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe 15th – 16th May 2017 Angelo Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic http://www.futurearmouredvehicles.com/prcom Media: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.uk Booking: Contact James Hitchen on jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk London, United Kingdom, December 17, 2016 --( PR.com )-- As Central and Eastern European nations continue to develop their land force mobility, fire support and protection, the armoured vehicle remains a vital capability area for development. SMi’s 3rd annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe conference returns once more to proactively discuss the key challenges and opportunities surrounding the combat vehicle.Taking place on 15th-16th May 2017 and with a large support from the Czech MoD, the conference is a perfect platform to proactively discuss the tactics and technologies that will enhance future combat vehicle effectiveness within the Central and Eastern European region.With latest updates from 13 nations including Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria and US Army Europe, Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe will provide a bridge between the end users’ needs, procurement and the solution provider. The conference is the perfect platform to facilitate collaboration between the key stakeholders, as well as to gain insight into the very latest active requirements and emerging technology.Notable presenters include: Austrian Ministry of Defence, Bulgarian Armed Forces, Czech MoD, Czech Armed Forces, German Army, Latvian Armed Forces, Lithuanian Ministry of Defence, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisations/ Main Systems Land, NSPA, OCCAR, Romanian Armed Forces, Slovenian Ministry of Defence, Spanish MoD, SSM-Turkish Ministry of Defence, University of Defence, Czech Republic, and United States Army.Event highlights:• Gain detailed insight into the Czech Armed Forces future armoured vehicle modernisation plans pertaining to the 8x8, main battle tank and infantry fighting vehicle replacement• Hear keynote briefings from leading Central and Eastern European Nations including updates from heads of land procurement and operational command within: The Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria and Slovenia• Meet and network with industry leaders from the region, systems integrators and internationally respected programme managers at the forefront of vehicle platform development• View the latest combat vehicle survivability, C4I and weapon systems technology in the exhibition areaFor those looking to attend, there is a £400 early bird offer expiring on 31st January.Further information is available at http://www.futurearmouredvehicles.com/prcom3rd Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe15th – 16th May 2017Angelo Hotel, Prague, Czech Republichttp://www.futurearmouredvehicles.com/prcomMedia: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.ukBooking: Contact James Hitchen on jhitchen@smi-online.co.ukAbout SMi Group:Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SMi Group


Ismar H.,University of Sarajevo | Burzic Z.,Military Technical Institute | Kapor N.J.,University of Belgrade | Kokelj T.,University of Defence
Strojniski Vestnik/Journal of Mechanical Engineering | Year: 2012

Material toughness becomes more significant material mechanical property, as well as design variable with recent advances of fracture mechanics understanding. Also, toughness is a particularly important parameter for novel structural materials such as high-strength steels. Furthermore, due to the fact that high-strength steels are mainly used in various welded structures, evaluation of welded joint mismatched properties, including toughness, become particularly important. Therefore, the following paper presents investigation results of impact and quasi-static toughness distribution and mismatch on high-strength steels welds. Welded joint's characteristic heterogeneous zones are obtained by mean of real welding and welding simulation. Finally, relation terms between various mechanical properties, including toughness, for further simplified engineering prediction are provided. © 2012 Journal of Mechanical Engineering. All rights reserved.


Peric S.,University of Defence | Peric S.,University of Belgrade | Nedic B.,University of Kragujevac | Trifkovic D.,University of Defence | Vuruna M.,University of Defence
Strojniski Vestnik/Journal of Mechanical Engineering | Year: 2013

During the past few decades, special attention has been devoted to developing modern instruments and methods of monitoring the tribomechanical characteristics of technical systems. Today, various physical, chemical and tribological methods are used in tribomechanical systems diagnosis. Scientific experience in technical system exploitation and maintenance has shown that the most effective way to predict failure is based on parameters that are reliable indicators of wear. Analysis of oil samples, which contain particles due to the wear process, enables an evaluation of the tribology condition of the system in the early phases of its use. This paper deals with tribological tests that are part of the oil analysis and are used to access the condition of the system. Furthermore, the results of experimental research on the tribological characteristics of the oil sampled from engines and gear transmissions of the vehicles (Mercedes O 345, PUCH 300GD and PINZGAUER 710M) are shown. All of these road vehicle were in regular use by the Serbian armed forces. The performed research has revealed some significant changes in the tribological characteristics of oil for engine and gear transmission lubrication.. These changes directly depend on the condition of the entire engine and transmission elements, i.e. depend on their functional characteristics. The presented method of oil analysis should contribute to an early detection of failures due to friction and wear processes in vehicle engines and reduce the need for preventive maintenance. © 2013 Journal of Mechanical Engineering.


PubMed | Research Center Rez Ltd, University of Defence and Masaryk University
Type: | Journal: Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine | Year: 2016

A well-defined neutron spectrum is essential for many types of experimental topics and is also important for both calibration and testing of spectrometric and dosimetric detectors. Provided it is well described, such a spectrum can also be employed as a reference neutron field that is suitable for validating selected cross sections. The present paper aims to compare calculations and measurements of such a well-defined spectra in geometrically similar cores of the LR-0 reactor with fuel containing slightly different enrichments (2%, 3.3% and 3.6%). The common feature to all cores is a centrally located dry channel which can be used for the insertion of studied materials. The calculation of neutron and gamma spectra was realized with the MCNP6 code using ENDF/B-VII.0, JEFF-3.1, JENDL-3.3, ROSFOND-2010 and CENDL-3.1 nuclear data libraries. Only minor differences in neutron and gamma spectra were found in the comparison of the presented reactor cores with different fuel enrichments. One exception is the gamma spectrum in the higher energy region (above 8MeV), where more pronounced variations could be observed.


Pamucar D.,University of Defence | Atanaskovic P.,University of Novi Sad | Milicic M.,University of Novi Sad
Tehnicki Vjesnik | Year: 2015

The railway level crossings (RLCs), places where a railway line and road cross each other at the same level, are considered to be potentially dangerous points for all traffic participants. In general, level crossings may be fitted with automatic and/or mechanically-operated signaling/interlocking systems (RLCsAO) that allow passing of trains by lowering the barrier for the road users. In addition, there are also RLCs provided only with traffic signs and related inventory that have no barriers at all (RLCsNO). Protection of these level crossings by introducing the automatic signaling/interlocking system (AO) calls for significant investments considering the fact that equipment required for RLC modernization is very expensive, not to mention the great number of RLCsNO planned for improvement. Therefore it cannot be expected all level crossings without barriers (RLCsNO) to be upgraded at the same time so as traffic safety level can be properly increased. The method to be followed when choosing which RLC is to be provided with the adequate safety equipment depends on certain criteria relevant for making the proper investment decision. The paper herein deals with modeling of fuzzy logic-based approach that will offer adequate support to management when prioritizing RLCsNO to be provided with automatic signaling/interlocking system (AO). Seven (7) criteria that may affect the investment decision have been identified. The experience-based knowledge of managers (experts) was transferred into the fuzzy logic rule-based system to create the unique knowledge base to be used for making decision on investment priorities (list of RLC according to priorities). The output is a criterion function value that may be applied to any RLC analyzed. Based on the obtained value of the criterion function, RLCsNO are classified in line with investment priorities. The paper also shows a research that covered 88 RLCsNO planned for upgrading on the territory of the City of Belgrade out of which only 25 were nominated for investment due to limited financial resources. © 2015, Strojarski Facultet. All rights reserved.


Jakovljevic M.,University of Kragujevac | Rankovic A.,University of Kragujevac | Rancic N.,University of Defence | Jovanovic M.,University of Kragujevac | And 3 more authors.
Value in Health Regional Issues | Year: 2013

Objective: Assessment of costs matrix and patterns of prescribing of radiology diagnostic, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, and interventional radiology services. Another aim of the study was insight into drivers of inappropriate resource allocation. Methods: An in-depth, retrospective bottom-up trend analysis of services consumption patterns and expenses was conducted from the perspective of third-party payer, for 205,576 inpatients of a large tertiary care university hospital in Serbia (1,293 beds) from 2007 to 2010. Results: A total of 20,117 patients in 2007, 17,436 in 2008, 19,996 in 2009, and 17,579 in 2010 were radiologically examined, who consumed services valued at €2,713,573.99 in 2007, €4,529,387.36 in 2008, €5,388,585.15 in -2009, and €5,556,341.35 in 2010. Conclusions: The macroeconomic crisis worldwide and consecutive health policy measures caused a drop in health care services diversity offered in some areas in the period 2008 to 2009. In spite of this, in total it increased during the time span observed. The total cost of services increased because of a rise in overall consumption and population morbidity. An average radiologically examined patient got one frontal chest graph, each 7th patient got an abdomen ultrasound examination, each 19th patient got a computed tomography endocranium check, and each 25th patient got a head nuclear magnetic resonance. Findings confirm irrational prescribing of diagnostic procedures and necessities of cutting costs. The consumption patterns noticed should provide an important momentum for policymakers to intervene and ensure higher adherence to guidelines by clinicians. © 2013 International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).

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