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volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource.
  • 1. The Air Traffic Management Industry 2. Operational and technological background on air traffic management 3. Governance of air traffic management: an international perspective 4. Governance of air traffic management: a national perspective 5. Safety regulation of Air Traffic Management 6. Economic characteristics of Air Traffic Management 7. Economic regulation of air traffic management: principles and approaches 8. Economic regulation of ATM: the structure of ATM charges 9. Economic regulation of ATM: consultation on investment 10. Introducing competition in the provision of ATM services 11. New entrants into airspace - unmanned aircraft (`drones') and increased space transportation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128111185 20180312
Air Traffic Management: Economics Regulation and Governance provides the latest insights on approaches and issues surrounding the economic regulation and governance of air traffic management (ATM). The book begins by explaining what ATM is, showing its importance within the aviation industry. It then outlines the unique institutional characteristics that govern ATM, also discussing its implications for economic regulation and investment. Technological developments and the issues and approaches to safety regulation are also covered, as are the implications ATM has on airports. The book concludes with an exploration of future directions, including the entry of drones into airspace and the introduction of competition in ATM services Air traffic management plays a critical role in air transport, impacting both air safety and the efficiency of air services. Yet air navigation services are shifting from government provision to private industry, creating the need for more critical analysis of governance and economic regulation within the ATM industry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128111185 20180312
1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Optimal and Extremal Trajectories 3. Motion with Constant Power and Variable Specific Impulse 4. Motion with Variable Power and Constant Specific Impulse 5. Motion with Constant Power and Constant Specific Impulse 6. Extremal Trajectories in a Linear Central Field 7. Extremal Trajectories in a Uniform Gravity Field 8. Number of Thrust Arcs for Extremal Orbital Transfers 9. Some Problems of Trajectory Synthesis in the Newtonian Field 10. Conclusions 11. Appendix 12. Nomenclature.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128140581 20180213
Analytical Solutions for Extremal Space Trajectories presents an overall treatment of the general optimal control problem, in particular, the Mayer's variational problem, with necessary and sufficient conditions of optimality. It also provides a detailed derivation of the analytical solutions of these problems for thrust arcs for the Newtonian, linear central and uniform gravitational fields. These solutions are then used to analytically synthesize the extremal and optimal trajectories for the design of various orbital transfer and powered descent and landing maneuvers. Many numerical examples utilizing the proposed analytical synthesis of the space trajectories and comparison analyses with numerically integrated solutions are provided. This book will be helpful for engineers and researchers of industrial and government organizations, and is also a great resource for university faculty and graduate and undergraduate students working, specializing or majoring in the fields of aerospace engineering, applied celestial mechanics, and guidance, navigation and control technologies, applied mathematics and analytical dynamics, and avionics software design and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128140581 20180213
426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The biography of Anthony Fokker, a Dutch pilot and aviation tycoon."--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
1 online resource.
  • 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.
xii, 356 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
  • Foreword by Robert Crippen
  • Silence and shock
  • Good things come to people who wait
  • The foam strike
  • Landing day
  • Recovery day 1
  • Assessing the situation
  • Searching for the crew
  • Columbia is going home in a coffin
  • Walkers, divers, and spotters
  • Their mission became our mission
  • Reconstructing Columbia
  • Healing and closure
  • Preserving and learning from Columbia
  • The beginning of the end
  • Celebrating 25,000 heroes
  • Epilogue by Eileen Collins.
Shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges and worked together to accomplish the impossible.
Green Library

7. Corvette [2018]

95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 PDF (x, 186 pages).
  • 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.
1 PDF (130 pages).
  • Preface Unmanned Ground Vehicles: An Introduction Design of a Full X-by-Wire UGV-Unmanned Ground Carrier Advanced Chassis Dynamics Control of the Unmanned Ground Carrier Performance Test and Evaluation of the Unmanned Ground Carrier References Author Biographies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781681732510 20180306
X-by-wire Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) have been attracting increased attention for various civilian or military applications. The x-by-wire techniques (drive-by-wire, steer-by-wire, and brake-by-wire techniques) provide the possibility of achieving novel vehicle design and advanced dynamics control, which can significantly improve the overall performance, maneuverability, and mobility of the UGVs. However, there are few full x-by-wire UGVs prototype models reported in the world. Therefore, there is no book that can fully describe the design, configuration, and dynamics control approach of full x-by-wire UGVs, which makes it difficult for readers to study this hot and interesting topic.In this book, we use a full x-by-wire UGV, developed by our group, as the example. This UGV is completely x-by-wire with four in-wheel motors driven and a four-wheel independent steer steer. In this book, the overall design of the UGV, the design of the key subsystems (battery pack system, in-wheel motor-driven system, independent steer system, remote and autonomous control system), and the dynamics control approach will be introduced in detail, and the experiment's results will be provided to validate the proposed dynamics control approach.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781681732510 20180306
456 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Green Library
1 PDF (xi, 94 pages).
  • PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionTerramechanics of Heavy-duty Construction Vehicle and Interactions Between Track and Blades with SoilArchitecture and Modeling of Electrified Heavy-duty Construction VehiclesEnergy Management Systems for Electrified Heavy-duty VehiclesReferencesAuthors' Biographies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781681732398 20180205
The number of heavy-duty construction vehicles is increasing significantly with growing urban development causing poor air quality and higher emissions. The electrification of construction vehicles is a way to mitigate the resulting air pollution and emissions. In this book, we consider tracked bulldozers, as an example, to demonstrate the approach and evaluate the benefits of the electrification of construction vehicles. The book is intended for senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and anyone with an interest in the electrification of heavy vehicles. The book begins with an introduction to electrification of heavy-duty construction vehicles. The second chapter is focused on the terramechanics and interactions between track and blades with soil. The third chapter presents the architecture and modeling of a series hybrid bulldozer. Finally, the fourth chapter discusses energy management systems for electrified heavy construction vehicles.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781681732398 20180205
xiv, 954 pages, 64 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
When Enzo Ferrari was born in 1898, automobiles were still a novelty in his native Italy. When he died ninety years later, the company he built stood at the top of a global industry, with the Ferrari name universally recognized for performance, racing prowess, and state-of-the-art Italian design. Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the Making of an Automotive Empire is the definitive account of an epic life. Drawing on years of original research conducted in Italy and abroad, author (and Ferrari insider) Luca Dal Monte uncovers a wealth of new facts about Enzo's origins, ambitions, business practices, and private life. The book revisits all the highlights of Ferrari's rise to greatness: his driving career in the 1920s; his management of racing teams for Alfa Romeo in the 1930s; the launch of his own company and team in the late 1940s, and his unprecedented successes building cars for the road and race track in the following decades. But the book also examines lesser-known and sometimes hidden aspects of Ferrari's career, from his earliest failed business ventures to his political dealings with Italy's Fascist government, Allied occupiers, and even Communist leaders. And it lays bare the internal politics of the Ferrari company and team, whose leader manipulated employees, drivers, competitors and the media with a volatile mixture of brute force, paranoia, and guile. Accompanying the in-depth text are extensive endnotes along with a full bibliography and index. The book is illustrated with four separate sections of photos, exhibits and artefacts, and opens with a foreword by former Ferrari president Luca Di Montezumolo, who previously served as the company's Formula One team manager. This is truly the definitive biography of Enzo Ferrari, one that makes previous accounts obsolete. Its depth, scale, and detail make it essential reading for automotive and motorsport enthusiasts. But other readers will be drawn to a sweeping story of Italian life, business, and culture during the 20th century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781935007289 20180611
Green Library
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; Preprocessing; Postprocessing; 2.1.3 Traffic Signs Recognition; Sign Detection; 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; Obstacles Detection
  • Path Boundaries Detection2.4 Sensing From the Infrastructure; 2.4.1 Autonomous Traffic Sensors; Intrusive Sensors; Magnetic Loops; Pneumatic Tubes; Piezoelectric Sensors; Fiber Optic Sensors; Geomagnetic Sensors; Wireless Sensor Networks (Motes); Nonintrusive Sensors; Microwave Radars; Laser Sensors (Active Infrareds); Ultrasonic Sensors; Passive Infrared Sensors; Acoustic Sensors; Video Cameras
  • Summary of Strengths and Weaknesses of Autonomous Traffic Sensors2.4.2 Dependant Traffic Sensors; Vehicle Identification by RFID (RFID Radio Frequency Identification); Onboard Equipment (Tag); Equipment in the Infrastructure (TRX); Bluetooth Sensing; 2.4.3 Conclusions and Recommendations; 2.5 Data Fusion; 2.5.1 Data Fusion Levels; Data Fusion Definition; 2.5.2 Architectures; 2.5.3 Data Fusion in Intelligent Transport Systems; Other Approaches; References; Further Reading; 3 Vehicular Communications
  • 3.1 Standardization in Vehicular Communications3.1.1 Introduction; 3.1.2 The ISO CALM Framework; The ISO CALM Communications Reference Architecture; The ISO CALM Access Media; IEEE WAVE; CEN DSRC; ETSI ITS G5; ISO CALM M5; IEEE 802.11; IEEE 802.11p; IEEE 802.16 WiMAX; The ISO CALM Network Layer; IETF IPv4; IETF/ISO IPv6 Networking and Mobility; Mobility in IPv6 Networks; IEEE 1609.3 WAVE WSMP; 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.
v, 223 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Green Library
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
446 pages ; 23 cm
  • Moi, général de Gaulle ! -- Le cosaque de la tour Eiffel -- Du beau, du bon, Dubonnet -- Histoire belge -- Yankee Doodle Orly -- Le Hussard de la Mors -- Ctésiphon-sur-Orge -- La Marquise des Andes -- Quatre filles de l'air -- Maryse, Mermoz et le Pot-au-Noir -- Saint-Ex perdu et retrouvé -- Goodbye, Herr Gôringl -- Ciao, Bella! -- Flambée à l'Armagnac -- La Queen et le Boeing infernal -- La ruée vers l'or -- Et une. Caravelle pour Khrouchtchev -- Le porte-bonheur de Piaf -- De Conrad Hilton à Ben Barka -- Malraux et ses Bengalis -- Le mort sans nom du Rio-Paris -- - Orly brûle-t-il -- Le lampiste de la Turkish -- Bazooka -- Les beaux dimanches de Carlos -- Au fou -- Hélas, trois fois El Al -- - Le spectre de Hitchcock -- Le "groupe d'Orly", Semtex et compagnie -- SOS poisson rouge I -- Mimile, Pipette et Minijupe -- Sarkozy et le "Zizi à roulettes" -- Le cimetière des éléphants -- Terminus Un scoop à Orly.
"Dans les années 1990, Paris Match m'ayant suggéré de rédiger un article sur Orly Airport, je m'y suis rendu pour me documenter. Le Service des archives dADP a été très coopératif. Il m'a ouvert ses dossiers, a même mis un coin de bureau à ma disposition. J'ai pris contact avec les "familles" composant le milieu : police, douane, personnel aérien, milieu médical, commerces, marginaux, clodos, putes et balayeuses de toutes couleurs hantant les halls déserts à 3 heures du matin. J'ai parcouru le périmètre, depuis ses catacombes jusqu'à sa morgue; j'ai fouillé les archives des communes environnantes, de Paris et de la Bibliothèque nationale; j'ai traîné à Orly sporadiquement pendant... deux ans. Je n'ai pas écrit d'article pour Paris Match, qui s'est lassé. Un jour, sous forme de manuscrit, Orlywood a reçu le Prix du livre de l'aéronautique ! Orlywood, une saga d'aventures, d'espionnage, de terrorisme, voire un polar - mais sans une once de fiction... Un regard nouveau et décalé sur le plus mythique des aéroports français !"--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
1 online resource.
  • The Proton in the East. Vladimir Chelomey: From the V1 to Proton
  • Chelomey's Subsidiaries
  • Intercontinental Missiles, Booster Rockets and Satellites
  • Versions of the UR-500
  • The Uses of the Proton
  • The Proton in the West. Saturn's Rival
  • Commercial Prehistory
  • Friends or Foes
  • The Transatlantic Alliance
  • Standing the Test of the Market
  • Appendix: List of Launches.
The Soviet / Russian space program was in the hands of three industrial empires: those of Serguei Korolev, the Soviet von Braun who launched Sputnik-1 and Yuri Gagarin, Vladimir Tchelomei, his main competitor, and Mikhail Yangel, Many launchers and satellites in Ukraine. In 2011, we published a first book on the history of the Soyuz launcher that was developed by Korolev and launched more than 1,800 copies. This time, we tell the story of the Proton, the main competitor of the European launcher Ariane, which was developed by Chelomei and launched more than 400 copies. Finally, the last book of the trilogy will deal with the many developments of Yangel. In the three books, the first part deals with the history of rockets in the USSR / Russia (East) and the second part on the history of their commercialization in the West.
x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Prologue: countdown
  • Do you want to go to the moon?
  • The space race
  • A secret plan
  • Are you out of your mind?
  • Frank Borman
  • Just four months
  • Jim Lovell
  • Pushed to superhuman speeds
  • Bill Anders
  • How's fifty-fifty?
  • My God, we are really doing this
  • Leaving home
  • A deeply troubled year
  • A critical test
  • An astronaut in trouble
  • Equigravisphere
  • Racing the moon
  • Our most ancient companion
  • Earthrise
  • The Heaven and the Earth
  • Aiming for home
  • Please be informed--there is a Santa Claus
  • Help from an old friend
  • The men who saved 1968
  • Diagram of Apollo 8.
Shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission, focusing on the lives of astronaut heroes Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, while illuminating the political factors that prompted the decision to risk lives to save the Apollo program and define the space race.
"By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the Moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline, and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the Moon--in just four months. And it would all happen at Christmas. In a year of historic violence and discord--the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago--the Apollo 8 mission would be the boldest, riskiest test of America's greatness under pressure. In this gripping insider account, Robert Kurson puts the focus on the three astronauts and their families: the commander, Frank Borman, a conflicted man on his final mission; idealistic Jim Lovell, who'd dreamed since boyhood of riding a rocket to the Moon; and Bill Anders, a young nuclear engineer and hotshot fighter pilot making his first space flight. Drawn from hundreds of hours of one-on-one interviews with the astronauts, their loved ones, NASA personnel, and myriad experts, and filled with vivid and unforgettable detail, Rocket Men is the definitive account of one of America's finest hours. In this real-life thriller, Kurson reveals the epic dangers involved, and the singular bravery it took, for mankind to leave Earth for the first time--and arrive at a new world."--Dust jacket.
Green Library
viii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Green Library