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Adaptive location data buffering for location-aware applications

A method of buffering location data on a mobile device. The method transmits location data packets via an unreliable protocol to a receiving device and buffers a copy of the location data packet. Periodically, the method also transmits a location data packet via a reliable protocol to the receiving device. When no acknowledgement is received from the receiving device, the location data sent via the reliable protocol is buffered to memory. Once an acknowledgement is received from the receiving de
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Architecture and two-layered protocol for real-time location-aware applications

A two-layer communication protocol that supports efficient real-time location-aware application on multiple mobile devices that must communicate with each other and/or a centralized server. The two-layer protocol includes a method of communicating data between a first mobile device and a second mobile device using a server to facilitate the communication of the data. The two-layer communication protocol also includes a method of communicating data between a first mobile device and a second mobil
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Lidar-Assisted Stero Imager

A lidar and one or more electro-optical (EO) imaging device may asynchronously acquire lidar shots and EO images. Navigation data comprising positioning, orientation, acceleration, and/or velocity information may be acquired as the lidar and EO data is captured. The lidar shots, EO images, and/or navigation data may be time stamped. The navigation and timing data may be used to associate a particular lidar shot and/or EO image with navigation data. The EO images may be captured at a higher captu
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Geodatabase Information Processing

A system is described for processing data of at least one location aware devices for obtaining geo-information. The system comprises an input means for obtaining vector-based data from at least one location aware devices, a data processor for inserting information from the vector-based data into a raster-based data structure so as to derive geo-information based on the raster-based data structure. A corresponding method as well as corresponding computer program products also are described.
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Method and System for Regulating Movement of an Autonomous Entity Between Zones

A method is described of regulating movement of an autonomous entity between a first zone (904) and a second zone (901), wherein the first and second zones each have an operation-defined geographical boundary within a defined geographical region. The autonomous entity is instructed to move into a transition zone (906, 907) that spans the first zone and the second zone, wherein the autonomous entity while located in the first zone is responsive to supervisory control of a first controller (912) a
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Planning System for Autonomous Operation

A planning system (201) for scheduling the operation of autonomous entities within a defined geographical region. The planning system operates at a region plan level (301) for strategic planning across the geographical region, at an operation plan level (302) for operations to be performed by autonomous entities in localised zones having operation-defined geographical boundaries, and at a task plan level (303) in which processing is undertaken in respect of specific tasks to be performed by the
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Integrated Automation System with Picture Compilation System

Methods and systems are described for generating a data representation of a geographical region as an adjunct to conducting autonomous operations within the region. The method comprises receiving information specifying a plurality of localised zones having operation-defined geographical boundaries within the region; receiving heterogeneous data descriptive of the region; associating the received data with respective localised zones; fusing the received data associated with the localised zones in
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Integrated Automation System for Regions with Variable Geographical Boundaries

Methods and systems are described for effecting autonomous operations within a defined geographical region (1110). A plurality of localised zones (1102, 1104, 1106, 1108) having operation-defined geographical boundaries are specified within the region. A plurality of control modules are established associated with respective ones of the localised zones and autonomous operations are effected under the supervisory control of the control module associated with the localised zone in which the autono
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Dust Transport Application (DTA)

Dust storms throughout Sahara Africa, the Middle East and Asia are estimated to place between 200-5000 million metric tons of mineral dust into the earth's atmosphere each year. Dust storms directly affect visibility and impact daily commercial and military operations near desert regions. There is a need for a dust forecasting model with a 72-hour forecast capability. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed The Dust Transport Application which is
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Maximum 'G' Memory System (MSC-21922)

NASA has invented a small, simple, and inexpensive battery-operated device which allows for measuring the maximum g-force that occurs during any given time interval.
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A New Method of Trapping Ions Injected into the Quadrupole Ion Trap and Construction

Abstract (Set) This is a method in which ions formed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) and other methods which form ions outside an ion trap mass spectrometer are then transmitted into and held by the ion trapping field. The method involves a dynamic trapping field in which the trapping voltage is increased during ion introduction. Description (Set) Proposed Use (Set) ion trap mass spectrometers, biological research instrumentation, bioagent and chemical detection
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Molecular Fan

Abstract This invention provides a heat dissipation structure for use in optoelectronic devices. More specifically, this technology is an innovative heat dissipation thick/thin organic-inorganic coating containing active molecularly functionalized vibrational lattice modes designed to act as a molecular cooling fan. The molecular fan is powered directly from the heat generated by the device it is cooling, so it is a powerless heat sink with a spaceless nanoassembly. The "molecular fan" is used
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