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This paper discusses the development and testing of a unique testbed consisting of a fleet of eight autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that was designed as a platform for evaluating autonomous coordination and control algorithms. Future UAV teams will have to autonomously demonstrate cooperative behaviors in dynamic and uncertain environments , and(More)
Reports have shown that a negative T cell costimulatory pathway mediated by PD-1 (programmed death-1) and PDL-1 (programmed death ligand-1) is associated with T cell exhaustion and persistent viral infection. Persistent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in humans is also characterized by impaired T lymphocyte function, but the role of the PD-1 and PDL-1(More)
— This paper introduces two unique testbeds that have recently been developed to demonstrate the cooperative control of teams of UAVs. The first testbed uses eight rovers and four blimps operated indoors to emulate a team of heterogeneous vehicles performing a combined reconnaissance and strike mission. The second testbed uses eight small aircraft that are(More)
In this article, after a brief account of the history and evolution of endoscopic carpal tunnel release, limited incision techniques, and an overview of the relevant anatomy, the authors describe various methods and instrumentation. The results, complications, and contraindications are noted. Subsequent discussion of the objections to and the special(More)
This paper discusses several unique hardware testbeds that were developed to evaluate coordination and control algorithms for missions with multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The first testbed uses eight rovers and two blimps operated indoors to emulate a heterogeneous fleet of aircraft. The second testbed has eight UAVs flown autonomously with(More)
BACKGROUND Catecholamines, such as epinephrine, are elaborated in stress responses, and mediate vasoconstriction to cause elevation in systemic vascular resistance and blood pressure. Our previous study has shown that IL-1 can induce mast cells to produce proinflammatory cytokines which are involved in atherogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine(More)
This study compared the effectiveness of the ITT Night Vision Viewer with the Wide Angle Mobility Lamp (WAML) as low-vision mobility devices for people experiencing night blindness due to retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Both engineering bench testing and functional evaluations were used in the assessments. Engineering evaluations were conducted for (1)(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been linked to numerous diseases of immune dysfunction, including, but not limited to, essential mixed cryoglobulinemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Clinical studies support these associations and treatment of the underlying HCV infection has been variably successful. Recent studies, focusing on the role of HCV gene(More)