In order for the rapidly emerging field of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) to meet its extraordinary expectations regarding commercial impact, issues pertaining to how they fail must be understood. We identify failure modes common to a broad range of MEMS actuators, including adhesion (stiction) and friction-induced failures caused by improper… (More)
The ability to make in-situ performance measurements of MEMS operating at high speeds has been demonstrated using a new image analysis system. Significant improvements in performance and reliability have directly resulted from the use of this system.
Estimating the necessary hardware resources and the architecture of a Microsoft Exchange messaging infrastructure is a complex and demanding process. Typically consultants rely on past experience and conjectures to recommend a deployment architecture that meets the customer requirements. Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2006 (SCCP) eliminates this… (More)
Paradigms abstracted from the literature on hospital treatment of severely disturbed patients with borderline personality disorder are not adequate for extended treatment in state hospital settings. A new paradigm, based on Winnicott's concept of the holding environment, incorporates the development of a therapeutic environment in the hospital with the… (More)