Dustin J. Nowak

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Anoplophora glabripennis Motschulsky, a wood borer native to Asia, was recently found in New York City and Chicago. In an attempt to eradicate these beetle populations, thousands of infested city trees have been removed. Field data from nine U.S. cities and national tree cover data were used to estimate the potential effects of A. glabripennis on urban(More)
As military interest continues to grow for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capabilities, the Air Force is exploring UAV autonomous control, mission planning and optimization techniques. The SWARMFARE simulation system allows for Evolutionary Algorithm computations of swarm based UAV Self Organization (SO). Through SWARMFARE, the capability exists to evaluate(More)
An agent system that develops and evolves its own structure can facilitate more accurate responses to complex environments. The purpose of the paper then is to explore this idea built upon our unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) swarm model and simulation that uses autonomous self-organized concepts. The specific objective is to re-engineer this UAV foundation(More)
Many sectors of the military are interested in Self-Organized (SO) systems because of their flexibility, versatility and economics. The military is researching and employing autonomous and swarming ground robots, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Water Vehicles, medical agents, and 'Cyber-craft' security agents. The processes for effectively developing(More)
Methods and analyses conducted for this program are based on the Urban Forest Effects (UFORE) model developed by Nowak and Crane (2000). For each city, the pollutant flux (F; in g m-2 s-1) is calculated as the product of the deposition velocity (V d ; in m s-1) and the pollutant concentration (C; in g m-3): C V F d ⋅ = Deposition velocity is calculated as(More)
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