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  • Front Cover; Are We Safe Enough? Measuring and Assessing Aviation Security; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; About the Authors; Preface; Reference; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Asking the Right Questions About Terrorism; How Safe Are We?; Conflating Terrorism and Insurgency; Al-Qaeda Since 2001; ISIS; Are We as Safe as We Are Because of Security Measures?; Disclosed Plots; Undisclosed Plots; Disclosed Minor Plots; Deterrence; How Safe Is Aviation?; Are We Safe Enough?; References; Chapter 2: Evaluating Aviation Security; Aviation Security Costs in the United States; Costs Before 9/11
  • TSA Costs After 9/11Other Federal Government Costs; Other Direct Costs; Opportunity Costs; Total Costs for Aviation Security; Evaluating Aviation Security: Three Analytic Techniques; Cost per Saved Life; Acceptable Risk; Cost-Benefit Analysis; References; Chapter 3: Layers of Aviation Security: Examining Their Individual Contribution to Risk Reduction; Laying Out the Layers of Security; Assessing and Evaluating the Layers of Security; Stage 1. Terrorists Are Deterred From Attempting an Attack; Stage 2. Terrorists Attempt an Attack, but Are Prevented From Boarding
  • Stage 3. Terrorists Succeed in Boarding, but Fail to Bring Down or Hijack the AirlinerStage 4. Hijackers Succeed in Taking Over the Airliner, but Fail to Crash it into Their Target; Other Potential Layers; Calculation of Overall Risk Reduction; Sensitivity Analysis; Evaluating the Deterrence and Disruption Estimates: Erring on the Low Side; Substitution Effects: Interactions and Interdependencies Among the Layers; Other Terrorist Threats to Aviation; Adaptive Behavior by Terrorists; Some Comparisons; Other Western Countries; Israel; Security Measures in Place in the US From 1973 to 2001
  • Security Measures in Place in the US Before 1973Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: Reducing Costs Without Reducing Security: Comparing the Value of Individual Layers; Adding a Security Layer: Installed Physical Secondary Barriers; Comparing the Layers: Three Approaches; Risk Reduction; Cost-Benefit Analysis; The Cost of the Security Measure; The Losses Sustained in a Successful Attack; The Risk Reduction Furnished by the Security Measure; The Probability of an Otherwise-Successful Terrorist Attack Absent All Security Measures; The Benefit-to-Cost Ratio
  • Evaluating the Comparative Effectiveness of FAMS, FFDO, and IPSBComparing Reductions in Risk; Comparing Cost-Effectiveness: Break-Even Analysis and Benefit-to-Cost Ratio; Federal Air Marshal Service; Installed Physical Secondary Barriers; Flight Deck Resistance Including the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program; Policy Mix: Include IPSB, Double the Budget for FFDOs, Reduce FAMS by 75%; Assessing the Risk Reduction and the Cost-Effectiveness of Other Security Measures; Hardened Cockpit Doors; Passenger and Cabin Crew Resistance; JTTF (Including FBI and Police); Anti-Aircraft Measures
Are We Safe Enough? Measuring and Assessing Aviation Security explains how standard risk analytic and cost-benefit analysis can be applied to aviation security in systematic and easy-to-understand steps. The book evaluates and puts into sensible context the risks associated with air travel, the risk appetite of airlines and regulators and the notion of acceptable risk. It does so by describing the effectiveness, risk reduction and cost of each layer of aviation security, from policing and intelligence to checkpoint passenger screening to arming pilots on the flight deck.
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  • 1. Introduction to autonomous driving
  • 1.1 Autonomous driving technologies overview
  • 1.2 Autonomous driving algorithms
  • 1.2.1 Sensing
  • 1.2.2 Perception
  • 1.2.3 Object recognition and tracking
  • 1.2.4 Action
  • 1.3 Autonomous driving client system
  • 1.3.1 Robot operating system (ROS)
  • 1.3.2 Hardware platform
  • 1.4 Autonomous driving cloud platform
  • 1.4.1 Simulation
  • 1.4.2 HD map production
  • 1.4.3 Deep learning model training
  • 1.5 It is just the beginning
  • 2. Autonomous vehicle localization
  • 2.1 Localization with GNSS
  • 2.1.1 GNSS overview
  • 2.1.2 GNSS error analysis
  • 2.1.3 Satellite-based augmentation systems
  • 2.1.4 Real-time kinematic and differential GPS
  • 2.1.5 Precise point positioning
  • 2.1.6 GNSS INS integration
  • 2.2 Localization with LiDAR and high-definition maps
  • 2.2.1 LiDAR overview
  • 2.2.2 High-definition maps overview
  • 2.2.3 Localization with LiDAR and HD map
  • 2.3 Visual odometry
  • 2.3.1 Stereo visual odometry
  • 2.3.2 Monocular visual odometry
  • 2.3.3 Visual inertial odometry
  • 2.4 Dead reckoning and wheel odometry
  • 2.4.1 Wheel encoders
  • 2.4.2 Wheel odometry errors
  • 2.4.3 Reduction of wheel odometry errors
  • 2.5 Sensor fusion
  • 2.5.1 CMU Boss for urban challenge
  • 2.5.2 Stanford Junior for urban challenge
  • 2.5.3 Bertha from Mercedes Benz
  • 2.6 References
  • 3. Perception in autonomous driving
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Datasets
  • 3.3 Detection
  • 3.4 Segmentation
  • 3.5 Stereo, optical flow, and scene flow
  • 3.5.1 Stereo and depth
  • 3.5.2 Optical flow
  • 3.5.3 Scene flow
  • 3.6 Tracking
  • 3.7 Conclusions
  • 3.8 References
  • 4. Deep learning in autonomous driving perception
  • 4.1 Convolutional neural networks
  • 4.2 Detection
  • 4.3 Semantic segmentation
  • 4.4 Stereo and optical flow
  • 4.4.1 Stereo
  • 4.4.2 Optical flow
  • 4.5 Conclusion
  • 4.6 References
  • 5. Prediction and routing
  • 5.1 Planning and control overview
  • 5.1.1 Architecture: planning and control in a broader sense
  • 5.1.2 Scope of each module: solve the problem with modules
  • 5.2 Traffic prediction
  • 5.2.1 Behavior prediction as classification
  • 5.2.2 Vehicle trajectory generation
  • 5.3 Lane level routing
  • 5.3.1 Constructing a weighted directed graph for routing
  • 5.3.2 Typical routing algorithms
  • 5.3.3 Routing graph cost: weak or strong routing
  • 5.4 Conclusions
  • 5.5 References
  • 6. Decision, planning, and control
  • 6.1 Behavioral decisions
  • 6.1.1 Markov decision process approach
  • 6.1.2 Scenario-based divide and conquer approach
  • 6.2 Motion planning
  • 6.2.1 Vehicle model, road model, and SL-coordination system
  • 6.2.2 Motion planning with path planning and speed planning
  • 6.2.3 Motion planning with longitudinal planning and lateral planning
  • 6.3 Feedback control
  • 6.3.1 Bicycle model
  • 6.3.2 PID control
  • 6.4 Conclusions
  • 6.5 References
  • 7. Reinforcement learning-based planning and control
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Reinforcement learning
  • 7.2.1 Q-learning
  • 7.2.2 Actor-critic methods
  • 7.3 Learning-based planning and control in autonomous driving
  • 7.3.1 Reinforcement learning on behavioral decision
  • 7.3.2 Reinforcement learning on planning and control
  • 7.4 Conclusions
  • 7.5 References
  • 8. Client systems for autonomous driving
  • 8.1 Autonomous driving: a complex system
  • 8.2 Operating system for autonomous driving
  • 8.2.1 ROS overview
  • 8.2.2 System reliability
  • 8.2.3 Performance improvement
  • 8.2.4 Resource management and security
  • 8.3 Computing platform
  • 8.3.1 Computing platform implementation
  • 8.3.2 Existing computing solutions
  • 8.3.3 Computer architecture design exploration
  • 8.4 References
  • 9. Cloud platform for autonomous driving
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Infrastructure
  • 9.2.1 Distributed computing framework
  • 9.2.2 Distributed storage
  • 9.2.3 Heterogeneous computing
  • 9.3 Simulation
  • 9.3.1 BinPipeRDD
  • 9.3.2 Connecting Spark and ROS
  • 9.3.3 Performance
  • 9.4 Model training
  • 9.4.1 Why use Spark?
  • 9.4.2 Training platform architecture
  • 9.4.3 Heterogeneous computing
  • 9.5 HD map generation
  • 9.5.1 HD map
  • 9.5.2 Map generation in the cloud
  • 9.6 Conclusions
  • 9.7 References
  • Author biographies.
This book is the first technical overview of autonomous vehicles written for a general computing and engineering audience. The authors share their practical experiences of creating autonomous vehicle systems. These systems are complex, consisting of three major subsystems: (1) algorithms for localization, perception, and planning and control; (2) client systems, such as the robotics operating system and hardware platform; and (3) the cloud platform, which includes data storage, simulation, high-definition (HD) mapping, and deep learning model training. The algorithm subsystem extracts meaningful information from sensor raw data to understand its environment and make decisions about its actions. The client subsystem integrates these algorithms to meet real-time and reliability requirements. The cloud platform provides offline computing and storage capabilities for autonomous vehicles. Using the cloud platform, we are able to test new algorithms and update the HD map--plus, train better recognition, tracking, and decision models. This book consists of nine chapters. Chapter 1 provides an overview of autonomous vehicle systems; Chapter 2 focuses on localization technologies; Chapter 3 discusses traditional techniques used for perception; Chapter 4 discusses deep learning based techniques for perception; Chapter 5 introduces the planning and control sub-system, especially prediction and routing technologies; Chapter 6 focuses on motion planning and feedback control of the planning and control subsystem; Chapter 7 introduces reinforcement learning-based planning and control; Chapter 8 delves into the details of client systems design; and Chapter 9 provides the details of cloud platforms for autonomous driving. This book should be useful to students, researchers, and practitioners alike. Whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student interested in autonomous driving, you will find herein a comprehensive overview of the whole autonomous vehicle technology stack. If you are an autonomous driving practitioner, the many practical techniques introduced in this book will be of interest to you. Researchers will also find plenty of references for an effective, deeper exploration of the various technologies.
Book
1 online resource.
  • Front Cover; Intelligent Vehicles; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); 1.2 Early Initiatives; 1.2.1 Europe; 1.2.2 United States; 1.2.3 Japan; 1.3 Services; 1.3.1 Provision of Information to the User; 1.3.2 Traffic Management; 1.3.3 Freight Transportation Operation; 1.3.4 Public Transport Operation; 1.3.5 Electronic Payment; 1.3.6 Emergencies; 1.4 Intelligent Vehicles; 1.5 Book Structure; References; Further Reading; I. Enabling Technologies; 2 Environmental Perception for Intelligent Vehicles
  • 2.1 Vision-Based Road Information2.1.1 Environmental Variability; 2.1.2 Lane Detection; 2.1.2.1 Preprocessing; 2.1.2.2 Postprocessing; 2.1.3 Traffic Signs Recognition; 2.1.3.1 Sign Detection; 2.1.3.2 Sign Classification; 2.1.4 Commercial Systems; 2.2 Vision-Based Perception; 2.2.1 Vision-Based Object Detection and Semantic Segmentation; 2.2.2 Onboard Vision-Based Object Detection; 2.2.3 Onboard Vision-Based Semantic Segmentation; 2.2.4 Onboard Vision Based on Deep Learning; 2.3 Lidar-Based Perception; 2.3.1 Surroundings Recognition; 2.3.1.1 Obstacles Detection
  • 2.3.1.2 Path Boundaries Detection2.4 Sensing From the Infrastructure; 2.4.1 Autonomous Traffic Sensors; 2.4.1.1 Intrusive Sensors; 2.4.1.1.1 Magnetic Loops; 2.4.1.1.2 Pneumatic Tubes; 2.4.1.1.3 Piezoelectric Sensors; 2.4.1.1.4 Fiber Optic Sensors; 2.4.1.1.5 Geomagnetic Sensors; 2.4.1.1.6 Wireless Sensor Networks (Motes); 2.4.1.2 Nonintrusive Sensors; 2.4.1.2.1 Microwave Radars; 2.4.1.2.2 Laser Sensors (Active Infrareds); 2.4.1.2.3 Ultrasonic Sensors; 2.4.1.2.4 Passive Infrared Sensors; 2.4.1.2.5 Acoustic Sensors; 2.4.1.2.6 Video Cameras
  • 2.4.1.3 Summary of Strengths and Weaknesses of Autonomous Traffic Sensors2.4.2 Dependant Traffic Sensors; 2.4.2.1 Vehicle Identification by RFID (RFID Radio Frequency Identification); 2.4.2.1.1 Onboard Equipment (Tag); 2.4.2.1.2 Equipment in the Infrastructure (TRX); 2.4.2.2 Bluetooth Sensing; 2.4.3 Conclusions and Recommendations; 2.5 Data Fusion; 2.5.1 Data Fusion Levels; 2.5.1.1 Data Fusion Definition; 2.5.2 Architectures; 2.5.3 Data Fusion in Intelligent Transport Systems; 2.5.3.1 Other Approaches; References; Further Reading; 3 Vehicular Communications
  • 3.1 Standardization in Vehicular Communications3.1.1 Introduction; 3.1.2 The ISO CALM Framework; 3.1.2.1 The ISO CALM Communications Reference Architecture; 3.1.2.2 The ISO CALM Access Media; 3.1.2.2.1 IEEE WAVE; 3.1.2.2.2 CEN DSRC; 3.1.2.2.3 ETSI ITS G5; 3.1.2.2.4 ISO CALM M5; 3.1.2.2.5 IEEE 802.11; 3.1.2.2.6 IEEE 802.11p; 3.1.2.2.7 IEEE 802.16 WiMAX; 3.1.2.3 The ISO CALM Network Layer; 3.1.2.3.1 IETF IPv4; 3.1.2.3.2 IETF/ISO IPv6 Networking and Mobility; 3.1.2.3.3 Mobility in IPv6 Networks; 3.1.2.3.4 IEEE 1609.3 WAVE WSMP; 3.1.2.3.5 GeoNetworking
Intelligent Road Vehicles examines specific aspects of intelligent vehicles such as enabling technologies, human factors and an analysis of social and economic impacts. The book is an invaluable resource for those pursuing deeper knowledge in the intelligent vehicles field, providing readers with an idea of current and future technologies, current projects and developments and the future of intelligent vehicles. Intelligent road vehicles are becoming a challenging area of research worldwide. Apart from the final applications and systems in vehicles, there are many enabling technologies that should be introduced. Communications and automation are two key areas for future automobiles. This book benefits from collaboration on the Thematic Network on Intelligent Vehicles led by Felipe Jimenez.
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xxiii, 402 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Partnerships for Innovation.2. The Origins and Flagship Project of NASA's International Program-The Ariel Case Study3. Global Instantaneous Telecommunications and the Development of Satellite Technology4. The Other Side of Moore's Law-The Apollo Guidance Computer, the Integrated Circuit, and the Mircoelectronics Revolution, 1962-19755. NASA's Mission Control Center-The Space Program's Capitol as Innovative Capital6. Lessons of Landsat-From Experimental Program to Commercial Land Imaging, 1969-19897. Selling the Space Shuttle-Early Developments8. Something Borrowed, Something Blue-Re-purposing NASA's Spacecraft9. Encouraging New Space Firms10. The Discovery Program-Competition, Innovation, and Risk in Planetary Exploration11. Partnerships for Innovation-The X-33/VentureStar12. Microgravity, Macro Investment-Overcoming International Space Station Utilization Challenges through Managerial Innovation12. NASA, Industry, and the Commercial Crew Development Program-The Politics of Partnership13. Conclusion-What Matters?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319601120 20171204
This book presents the first comprehensive history of innovation at NASA, bringing together experts in the field to illuminate how public-private and international partnerships have fueled new ways of exploring space since the beginning of space travel itself. Twelve case studies trace the messy, risky history of such partnerships, exploring the role of AT&T in the early development of satellite technology, the connections between the Apollo program and Silicon Valley, the rise of SpaceX, and more. Some of these projects have succeeded, and some have failed; all have challenged conventional methods of doing the public's business in space. Together, these essays offer new insights into how innovation happens, with invaluable lessons for policymakers, investors, economists, and members of the space community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319601120 20171204
Green Library
Book
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
'I could have done with a copy of Ad Astra in December 2015!' - Tim Peake`A wonderful, wise and witty guide for space explorers everywhere.' - Richard Osman`A must read both for intrepid space explorers and misty-eyed dreamers. Now, to space!' - Hannah Fry`Few people are more knowledgeable, celebratory and witty about space travel than Dallas Campbell.' - Adam RutherfordNeed some space? For almost all human history we've been firmly rooted to the Earth. And, sure, it's got some good things going for it: nice views, friendly inhabitants, good coffee. Air. But what if you want to get off? Whether you've got itchy feet and need a bit of a break, or you're looking for a complete change of scene, this book has all the information you'll need to leave, with FREE expert advice from the men and woman who can actually make it happen. Do I need a passport? How do I know if I have the right stuff? Can I take my dog? What spacesuit do I need? Where am I going to go? What am I going to eat? As well as being a deeply impractical guide to getting off the planet, this is an eclectic and beautifully illustrated mix-tape of space travel stories - both real and imagined. From the migrating lunar geese that flew us to the moon in the 1600's, to Elon Musk's wild plan to get humans to Mars en masse in the future; from the history of early rocket science to the Soviet tortoises that secretly won the space race. A collection for anyone who has looked up in wonder at the stars... And then wondered how to get there.`The next best thing to actually heading off into space.' - Jim Al-Khalili`Few people are more knowledgeable, celebratory and witty about space travel than Dallas Campbell.' - Adam Rutherford`If, like me, you dream of going into space, this is definitely the place to start the journey.' - Dan Snow`A must have volume for astronauts and armchair astronauts alike.' - Helen Sharman OBE`Funny, factual and beautiful.' - Shaun Keavney`Read it, make notes, and be ready when the day comes.' - Helen Czerski.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781471164057 20171204
Green Library
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pages ; cm
  • Introduction Background and motivation Outline of the book Initial phase of aero engine development Working principle of aero gas turbine engines Critical components of an aero engine Aero engine compressor Aero engine combustion chamber Aero engine turbine Aero engine propelling nozzle Design philosophy of an aero engine combustion chamber Types of combustion chambers in aero engines Complexities in combustion chamber design Materials used for combustion chamber Significant contributions Summary Fatigue Design Philosophy of Aero Engine Combustor Casing Introduction Combustion chamber design Fatigue failure in aero engines Fatigue cycle counting methods Fatigue life evaluation methods Fatigue damage assessment Non destructive testing methods Summary of the design philosophy Important design considerations for combustor casing Summary Development of Test Facility and Test Setup Introduction Airworthiness and certification Description of the test facility and its subsystems Integrations of the subsystems Design and manufacturing of adaptors Summary Manufacturing of an aero engine combustor casing, its experimental evaluation of fatigue life and correlation with numerical results. Introduction Manufacturing method of combustor casing Configuration of the combustor casing Experimental evaluation of fatigue life Mechanical properties of combustor casing material Numerical analysis of the combustor casing Numerical analysis of igniter boss and its correlation with experimental data Results and discussions Summary ã ã Re assessment of Fatigue Life of the Modified Combustor Casing Introduction Modified manufacturing methodology Instrumentation of the modified combustor casing Assembly and trial runs Testing Results and discussion Summary Safety Test on Modified Combustor Casing Introduction The test component details Instrumentation and testing Results and discussion Summary ã Effect of Fatigue on Proof Strength of an Aero Engine Combustor Casing Introduction Metallographic technique in failure analysis Details of the test component Experimental procedure Observation Discussions Summary ã Conclusions Certification and Acceptance of the combustor casing Specific conclusions Scope for further work Reference.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138032842 20171218
The book is focused on theoretical and experimental investigation aimed at detecting and selecting proper information related to the fundamental aspect of combustion casing design, performance and life evaluation parameters. A rational approach has been adopted to the analysis domain underlying the complexities of the process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138032842 20171218
Book
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Book
1 online resource : illustrations
  • Part 1: Fundamentals 1. Introduction 2. The equations of fluid motion 3. Linear acoustics 4. Lighthill's acoustic analogy 5. The Ffowcs Williams and Hawkings equation 6. The linearized Euler equations 7. Vortex sound 8. Turbulence and stochastic processes 9. Turbulent flows Part 2: Experimental approaches 10. Aeroacoustic testing and instrumentation 11. Measurement, signal processing, and uncertainty 12. Phased arrays Part 3: Edge and boundary layer noise 13. The theory of edge scattering 14. Leading edge noise 15. Trailing edge and roughness noise Part 4: Rotating blades and duct acoustics 16. Open rotor noise 17. Duct acoustics 18. Fan noise.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128096512 20170410
Aeroacoustics of Low Mach Number Flows: Fundamentals, Analysis, and Measurement provides a comprehensive treatment of sound radiation from subsonic flow over moving surfaces, which is the most widespread cause of flow noise in engineering systems. This includes fan noise, rotor noise, wind turbine noise, boundary layer noise, and aircraft noise. Beginning with fluid dynamics, the fundamental equations of aeroacoustics are derived and the key methods of solution are explained, focusing both on the necessary mathematics and physics. Fundamentals of turbulence and turbulent flows, experimental methods and numerous applications are also covered. The book is an ideal source of information on aeroacoustics for researchers and graduate students in engineering, physics, or applied math, as well as for engineers working in this field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128096512 20170410
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288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource (xxii, 472 pages) : illustrations
  • Fundamentals of Aerospace Vehicles. Fundamentals of Building an Aircraft. Major Aircraft Materials and its Classification. Manufacturing Principle and Processes of Major Aircraft Metal Products. Introduction to Composite Materials for Aerospace. Structural and Operating System Components of an Aircraft. Introduction to Manufacturing Processes of Metal Components of an Aircraft. Cold Forming of Flat Sheet. Cold Forming of Plate. Cold Forming of Extrusion. Hot Forming of Flat Sheet, Plate and Extrusion. High Energy Forming and Joining. Tube and Duct Forming. Welding Technology in Aerospace. Metal Cutting and Machining Technology. Abrasive Metal Removal and Cutting Processes. Chemical Metal Removal and Chemical Processing of Metals. Manufacturing Processes of Composite Materials for Aerospace. Measurement and Inspection Methods in Aerospace Manufacturing. Research and Development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498756051 20171218
Manufacturing processes for aircraft components include broad activities consisting of multiple materials processing technologies. This book focuses on presenting manufacturing process technologies exclusively for fabricating major aircraft components. Topics covered in a total of twenty chapters are presented with a balanced perspective on the relevant fundamentals and various examples and case studies. An individual chapter is aimed at discussing the scope and direction of research and development in producing high strength lighter aircraft materials, and cost effective manufacturing processes are also included.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498756051 20171218
Book
1 online resource (vii, 252 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file. PDF.
Contains 21 peer-reviewed papers on airfield pavement technology and safety. Topics include: airfield pavement design technology; modeling of airfield pavements; accelerated loading systems for airfield pavements; and airfield pavement condition evaluation and asset management.
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341 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

15. Apollo [2017]

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155 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Green Library
Book
307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on.Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut's homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over--after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth's atmosphere following a flight to deep space--the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach. The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger--Jim Lovell's co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13--can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781627798327 20170703
Green Library
Book
360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction : Launching the Sixties
  • Spaceship Earth : civil rights and NASA's war on poverty
  • Shooting (from) the moon : NASA, nature, and the New Left during the Vietnam War era
  • Thinking globally, acting locally : Cape Canaveral and whole earth environmentalism
  • Heavenly bodies : "manned spaceflight" and the Women's Movement
  • The New Right's stuff : hippie counterculture and the rise of the conservative crescent
  • Conclusion : Grounding the Space Race.
The summer of 1969 saw astronauts land on the moon for the first time and hippie hordes descend on Woodstock for a legendary music festival. For Neil M. Maher, the conjunction of these two era-defining events is not entirely coincidental. Apollo in the Age of Aquarius shows how the celestial aspirations of NASA's Apollo space program were tethered to terrestrial concerns, from the civil rights struggle and the antiwar movement to environmentalism, feminism, and the counterculture.With its lavishly funded mandate to send a man to the moon, Apollo became a litmus test in the 1960s culture wars. Many people believed it would reinvigorate a country that had lost its way, while for others it represented a colossal waste of resources needed to solve pressing problems at home. Yet Maher also discovers synergies between the space program and political movements of the era. Photographs of "Whole Earth" as a bright blue marble heightened environmental awareness, while NASA's space technology allowed scientists to track ecological changes globally. The space agency's exclusively male personnel sparked feminist debates about opportunities for women. Activists pressured NASA to apply its technical know-how to ending the Vietnam War and helping African Americans by reducing energy costs in urban housing projects. Particularly during the 1970s, as public interest in NASA waned, the two sides became dependent on one another for political support.Against a backdrop of Saturn V moonshots and Neil Armstrong's giant leap for mankind, Apollo in the Age of Aquarius brings the cultural politics of the space race back down to planet Earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674971998 20170424
Green Library
Book
xv, 143 pages, 20 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword by Francis French
  • Launch morning
  • Beginnings
  • Astronaut selection
  • Going back to Houston
  • After the fire
  • Liftoff
  • Rendezvous
  • The grandeur of earth
  • Return to earth
  • Splashdown
  • Home
  • After the flight
  • Afterword by Susie Eisele Black
  • Historical overview by Amy Shira Teitel.
In October 1968 Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7. The first manned mission in the Apollo program and the first manned flight after a fire during a launch pad test killed three astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped restart NASA's manned-spaceflight program. Known to many as a goofy, lighthearted prankster, Eisele worked his way from the U.S. Naval Academy to test pilot school and then into the select ranks of America's prestigious astronaut corps. He was originally on the crew of Apollo 1 before being replaced due to injury. After that crew died in a horrific fire, Eisele was on the crew selected to return Americans to space. Despite the success of Apollo 7, Eisele never flew in space again, as divorce and a testy crew commander led to the three astronauts being labeled as troublemakers. Unbeknownst to everyone, after his retirement as a technical assistant for manned spaceflight at NASA's Langley Research Center in 1972, Eisele wrote in detail about his years in the air force and his time in the Apollo program. Long after his death, Francis French discovered Eisele's unpublished memoir, and Susie Eisele Black (Donn's widow) allowed French access to her late husband's NASA files and personal effects. Readers can now experience an Apollo story they assumed would never be written as well as the story behind its discovery.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803262836 20170117
Green Library
Book
187 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
  • *Featuring interviews and insight from astronauts who have flown on Apollo, Soyuz, Shuttle and ISS missions.*Beginnings - the origins of the word 'astronaut', and astronauts in science fiction, literature and poetry.*Selection and recruitment - previous astronaut intakes, types of astronaut jobs, interviews, tests and selection/rejection, NASA's 45-page application form.*Astronaut missions - sub-orbital, Earth orbit, rendezvous and docking, ISS, lunar orbit, Moon landing, driving on the Moon, future missions, Mars.*Space suits - purpose, design, components, evolution, potential dangers.*The astronaut's equipment - spacewalk equipment, equipment operated from inside the spacecraft, personal equipment.*Training for Earth orbit - training for weightlessness, spacewalk training, airlock, mission simulation, training for emergencies.*Training for beyond Earth - landing on the Moon, driving the Lunar Rover, asteroid capture, geology fieldwork training, one-sixth gravity mobility training, Mars mission simulations.*The experience of space - arriving in space, views from space, The Earth, Moon rise, the stars, the Earth at night, the aurora borealis, daily life in orbit, the effects of weightlessness.*Working in orbit - experiments, repairs, astronomy, breakdowns.*Personal time in space - leisure, exercise, photography, communications. * Epilogue - returning to Earth. * Appendices - astronauts' accomplishments, glossary/abbreviations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785210617 20170410
This book provides an insight into what an astronaut does, the experience of space flight, the equipment he uses, and what it takes to become an astronaut. Although concentrating on contemporary astronaut selection and flight, especially with NASA, ESA and Russia, it also covers astronaut experiences of pioneering missions of the past and some proposed for the near future, such as lunar flight and landing, asteroid rendezvous and travel to Mars. The engaging text, illustrated with a wide range of photographs and illustrations, and featuring unique insight from astronauts past and present, takes the reader on a fascinating journey through an astronaut's career - from selection and training, through experiences in space, to returning to life on Earth after experiencing the vastness of space. Essential reading for space enthusiasts and anybody interested in learning about what it takes to become an astronaut.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785210617 20170410
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  • Introduction to Automobile Automation. On the Road to Full Vehicle Automation. Adopting a Systems Engineering View in the Design of Automated Driving Features. Exploring the Use of Verbal Protocol Analysis as a Tool to Analyse Driver Behaviour. Contrasting Models of Driver Behaviour in Emergencies Using Retrospective Verbal Protocols. The Effect of Systems Design on Driver Behaviour: The Case of AEB. What's Next for Vehicle Automation? From Design Concept through to Prototype. Discovering Driver-Vehicle Coordination Problems in Early Stage System Development. Driver-initiated Design: An Approach to Keeping the Driver in Control? Future Work on Automobile Automation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315295640 20171218
Increasing levels of driving automation has changed the role of the driver from active operator to passive monitor. However, Systems Design has been plagued by criticism for failing to acknowledge the new role of the driver within the system network. To understand the driver's new role within an automated driving system, the theory of Distributed Cognition is adopted. This approach provides a useful framework for the investigation of allocation of function between multiple agents in the driving system. A Systems Design Framework has been developed that outlines how the Distributed Cognition paradigm can be applied to driving using both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315295640 20171218