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    Spacecraft telecommunications system mass estimates

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    Mass is the most important limiting parameter for present-day planetary spacecraft design, In fact, the entire design can be characterized by mass. The more efficient the design of the spacecraft, the less mass will be required. The communications system is an essential and integral part of planetary spacecraft. A study is presented of the mass attributable to the communications system for spacecraft designs used in recent missions in an attempt to help guide future design considerations and research and development efforts. The basic approach is to examine the spacecraft by subsystem and allocate a portion of each subsystem to telecommunications. Conceptually, this is to divide the spacecraft into two parts, telecommunications and nontelecommunications. In this way, it is clear what the mass attributable to the communications system is. The percentage of mass is calculated using the actual masses of the spacecraft parts, except in the case of CRAF. In that case, estimated masses are used since the spacecraft was not yet built. The results show that the portion of the spacecraft attributable to telecommunications is substantial. The mass fraction for Voyager, Galileo, and CRAF (Mariner Mark 2) is 34, 19, and 18 percent, respectively. The large reduction of telecommunications mass from Voyager to Galileo is mainly due to the use of a deployable antenna instead of the solid antenna on Voyager

    Voltage-biased I-V characteristics in the multi-Josephson junction model of high Tc_c superconductor

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    By use of the multi-Josephson junction model, we investigate voltage-biased I-V characteristics. Differently from the case of the single junction, I-V characteristics show a complicated behavior due to inter-layer couplings among superconducting phase differences mediated by the charging effect. We show that there exist three characteristic regions, which are identified by jumps and cusps in the I-V curve. In the low voltage region, the total current is periodic with trigonometric functional increases and rapid drops. Then a kind of chaotic region is followed. Above certain voltage, the total current behaves with a simple harmonic oscillation and the I-V characteristics form a multi-branch structure as in the current-biased case. The above behavior is the result of the inter-layer coupling, and may be used to confirm the inter-layer coupling mechanism of the formation of hysteresis branches.Comment: 12 pages, Latex, 4 figure

    Multi-phases in gauge theories on non-simply connected spaces

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    It is pointed out that phase structures of gauge theories compactified on non-simply connected spaces are not trivial. As a demonstration, an SU(2) gauge model on M3S1M^3\otimes S^1 is studied and is shown to possess three phases: Hosotani, Higgs and coexisting phases. The critical radius and the order of the phase transitions are explicitly determined. A general discussion about phase structures for small and large scales of compactified spaces is given. The appearance of phase transitions suggests a GUT scenario in which the gauge hierarchy problem is replaced by a dynamical problem of how to stabilize a radius of a compactified space in close vicinity to a critical radius.Comment: 12 pages, 1 figur

    Extended supersymmetry and its reduction on a circle with point singularities

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    We investigate NN-extended supersymmetry in one-dimensional quantum mechanics on a circle with point singularities. For any integer nn, N=2n+1N=2n+1 supercharges are explicitly constructed in terms of discrete transformations, and a class of singularities compatible with supersymmetry is clarified. In our formulation, the supersymmetry can be reduced to MM-extended supersymmetry for any integer M<NM<N. The degeneracy of the spectrum and spontaneous supersymmetry breaking are also studied.Comment: 36 pages, 5 figures, 2 table

    Antiproton Production in p+d Reaction at Subthreshold Energies

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    An enhancement of antiprotons produced in p+d reaction in comparison with ones in p+p elementary reaction is investigated. In the neighborhood of subthreshold energy the enhancement is caused by the difference of available energies for antiproton production. The cross section in p+d reaction, on the other hand, becomes just twice of the one in elementary p+p reaction at the incident energy far from the threshold energy when non-nucleonic components in deuteron target are not considered.Comment: LaTeX,7 pages with 5 eps figure

    Self-Consistent Velocity Dependent Effective Interactions

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    The theory of self-consistent effective interactions in nuclei is extended for a system with a velocity dependent mean potential. By means of the field coupling method, we present a general prescription to derive effective interactions which are consistent with the mean potential. For a deformed system with the conventional pairing field, the velocity dependent effective interactions are derived as the multipole pairing interactions in doubly-stretched coordinates. They are applied to the microscopic analysis of the giant dipole resonances (GDR's) of 148,154Sm{}^{148,154}Sm, the first excited 2+2^+ states of Sn isotopes and the first excited 33^- states of Mo isotopes. It is clarified that the interactions play crucial roles in describing the splitting and structure of GDR peaks, in restoring the energy weighted sum rule, and in reducing the values of B(Eλ)B(E\lambda).Comment: 35 pages, RevTeX, 7 figures (available upon request), to appear in Phys.Rev.

    A really simple approximation of smallest grammar

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    In this paper we present a really simple linear-time algorithm constructing a context-free grammar of size O(g log (N/g)) for the input string, where N is the size of the input string and g the size of the optimal grammar generating this string. The algorithm works for arbitrary size alphabets, but the running time is linear assuming that the alphabet Sigma of the input string can be identified with numbers from 1,ldots, N^c for some constant c. Algorithms with such an approximation guarantee and running time are known, however all of them were non-trivial and their analyses were involved. The here presented algorithm computes the LZ77 factorisation and transforms it in phases to a grammar. In each phase it maintains an LZ77-like factorisation of the word with at most l factors as well as additional O(l) letters, where l was the size of the original LZ77 factorisation. In one phase in a greedy way (by a left-to-right sweep and a help of the factorisation) we choose a set of pairs of consecutive letters to be replaced with new symbols, i.e. nonterminals of the constructed grammar. We choose at least 2/3 of the letters in the word and there are O(l) many different pairs among them. Hence there are O(log N) phases, each of them introduces O(l) nonterminals to a grammar. A more precise analysis yields a bound O(l log(N/l)). As l \leq g, this yields the desired bound O(g log(N/g)).Comment: Accepted for CPM 201
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