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Traditional fixed-priority scheduling analysis for periodic/sporadic task sets is based on the assumption that all tasks are equally critical to the correct operation of the system. Therefore, every task has to be schedulable under the scheduling policy, and estimates of tasks' worst case execution times must be conservative in case a task runs longer than(More)
Experiments with wireless sensor networks have shown that unidirectional communication links are quite common. What is even more, they have also shown that the range of a unidirectional link can exceed that of a bidirectional one by far. Still, most of todays routing protocols do not use them, they only eliminate their implications. Those protocols that do(More)
As the Nation's principal conservation agency, the Department of the Interior has responsibility for most of our nationally owned public lands and natural resources. This includes fostering the wisest use of our land and water resources, protecting our fish and wildlife, preserving the environmental and cultural values of our national parks and historical(More)
In order to keep the freeway network in a good state, regular road works such as maintenance and extension are necessary. These road works create physical changes on freeway and result capacity reduction. If the capacity can be predicted, a systematic planning of traffic management can be executed for maintaining certain capacity. However the current work(More)
Dear Interested Readers, This report represents results from the laboratory portion of a project by the Division of Marine Fisheries and the Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen's Association to test the durability of different brands of sinking groundline. A line-testing machine was developed specifically for this project to simulate wear over time. While our(More)