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The Smithsonian far-infrared spectrometer is a remote sensing Fourier transform spectrometer that measures the mid-and far-infrared thermal emission spectrum of the stratosphere from balloon and aircraft platforms. The spectrometer has had nine successful balloon flights from 1987 to 1994, flying at float altitudes of 36–39 km and collecting 131 hours of(More)
Holstein-Friesian Herdbooks (Holstein-Friesian Association of America, Brattleboro, VT) were used to draw random samples of 600 registered females born during each of the yr 1970, 1976, and 1982. A two-line pedigree, one random line of ancestry tracing from the sire and another tracing from the dam to the beginning of the Holstein-Friesian Herdbook, was(More)
Small mammals, particularly mice, are very useful animal models for biomedical research. Extremely small anatomical dimensions, however, make design of implantable microsystems quite challenging. A method for coupling external fluidic systems to microfluidic channels via in-plane interconnects is presented. Capillary tubing is inserted into channels etched(More)
This paper describes a 3-D imaging technique employing a near-field inverse synthetic aperture radar, operated in a multi-static antenna configuration, to provide high resolution tomographic reconstructions of highly unstructured targets. The technique is based on spatially-variant Fourier-domain matched filters corresponding to spherical-targets of varying(More)
The development of wearable hemodialysis (HD) devices that replace center-based HD holds the promise to improve both outcomes and quality-of-life for patients with end-stage-renal disease (ERD). A prerequisite for these devices is the development of highly efficient membranes that can achieve high toxin clearance in small footprints. The ultrathin(More)
Low flow rate micropumps play an increasingly important role in drug therapy research. Infusions to small biological structures and lab-on-a-chip applications require ultra-low flow rates and will benefit from the ability to expend no power in the blocked-flow state. Here we present a planar micropump based on gallium phase-change actuation that leverages(More)
Hemodialysis involves large, periodic treatment doses using large-area membranes. If the permeability of dialysis membranes could be increased, it would reduce the necessary dialyzer size and could enable a wearable device that administers a continuous, low dose treatment of chronic kidney disease. This paper explores the application of ultrathin silicon(More)
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