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    Self-stabilized theodolite for manual tracking using photosensitive stabilizing means Patent

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    Self-stabilized vernier theodolite for determining angular orientation of line of sight between target and inertial reference system on manned space vehicl

    A new HCN maser in IRAS 15082-4808

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    We have identified a new vibrational HCN maser at 89.087 GHz in the asymptotic giant branch (AGB) star IRAS 15082-4808, a maser which is thought to trace the innermost region of an AGB envelope. The observations of this maser at three epochs are presented: two positive detections and one null detection. The line profile has varied between the positive detections, as has the intensity of the maser. The major component of the maser is found to be offset by -2.0+/-0.9 km/s with respect to the systemic velocity of the envelope, as derived from the 88.631 GHz transition of HCN. Similar blueshifts are measured in the other 9 sources where this maser has been detected. Maser variability with pulsation phase has been investigated for the first time using the 10 stars now available. Comparisons with AGB model atmospheres constrain the position of the formation region of the maser to the region between the pulsation shocks and the onset of dust acceleration, between 2 and 4 stellar radii.Comment: 11 pages, 10 figures, accepted MNRAS, minor correction to equation

    Exact analytical solution of viscous Korteweg-deVries equation for water waves

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    The evolution of a solitary wave with very weak nonlinearity which was originally investigated by Miles [4] is revisited. The solution for a one-dimensional gravity wave in a water of uniform depth is considered. This leads to finding the solution to a Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation in which the nonlinear term is small. Also considered is the asymptotic solution of the linearized KdV equation both analytically and numerically. As in Miles [4], the asymptotic solution of the KdV equation for both linear and weakly nonlinear case is found using the method of inversescattering theory. Additionally investigated is the analytical solution of viscous-KdV equation which reveals the formation of the Peregrine soliton that decays to the initial sech^2(\xi) soliton and eventually growing back to a narrower and higher amplitude bifurcated Peregrine-type soliton.Comment: 15 page

    Development of an Orbital Receiver for Low-Frequency Radio Energy from the Planet Jupiter Final Report

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    Development of radio receiver for Pioneer F/G Asteroid-Jupiter spacecraf
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