A novel design, material, and fabrication method are presented to fabricate a
passive micro-ball valve. Microvalves are critical components in microflow
control devices used to control the fluid flows in microchannels. These microflow
control devices can be integrated with microsensors to form micro analysis
systems. Glass/silicon-based fabrication is complicated and...
The visual programming language Forms/3 currently uses a graphical user
interface implemented in Garnet. Garnet was developed by the User Interface
Software Group in the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie
Mellon University, but is no longer supported. This paper presents an
implementation of a user interface for Forms/3 written...
"A non-redundant number system has the digit set limited ranging from 0 to radix -1. While the Signed digit numbers have digit set consisting of more than radix r values. Hence it is also called redundant number system. Furthermore, the advantage of redundant number system lies in its application for...
Benton County has experienced substantial growth in the past 30 years, and is expected to continue growing (BCWP 2008). Continued development has occurred in the Willamette Valley, housing development in the nearby hills of the Coast Range is growing. New houses in the foothills of the Coast Range may not...
Most general purpose protocols are found to suffer from
inefficiency in an Ethernet LAN environment when used for large
volume data transfer. This is especially true with the TCP/IP family
which was designed for a wide area network. This research work
presents a proof of this inefficiency and proposes a...
The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate
the thought processes of secondary level novice programmers
engaged in computer programming for the purpose of
generating hypotheses for consideration in future research
on the relationship between computer programming and problem
solving. A high school BASIC programming course with
It is well established that the extended range V(I) transition behavior in
filamentary superconducting composites depends strongly on the processing
conditions of the composite. Based on previous work, a model proposed by
Warnes et al predicts that the second derivative of the V(I) transition is related to
a more fundamental...
Piloting a commercial aircraft involves performing multiple tasks in a real-time
environment that require pilot's attention and cognitive resource allocation. Due to resource
limitation, pilots must perform cockpit task management (CTM) because they cannot perform
all tasks that demand their attention at once. Hence, pilots must prioritize the tasks in...
Unrelated parallel machines are machines that perform the same function but have
different capacity or capability. Thus, the processing time of each job would be different
on machines of different types. The scheduling environment considered is dynamic in
both job release time and machine availability. Additionally, each job considered can...
Parallel processors are classified into two classes: shared-memory multiprocessors and distributed-
memory multiprocessors. In the shared-memory system, processors communicate
through a common memory unit. However, in the distributed multiprocessor system, each
processor has its own memory unit and the communications among the processors are
performed through an interconnection network. Thus,...