Rob Armstrong

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Component-based design can help manage the complexity of high-performance scientific simulations, where it has become increasingly clear that no single research group can effectively develop, select, or tune all of the components in a given application and that no single tool, solver, or solution strategy can seamlessly span the entire spectrum efficiently.(More)
Acaricidal (tick) and insecticidal (flea) efficacy of systemically and cutaneously distributed ectoparasiticide products for dogs are compared based on permethrin and fluralaner as representative molecules. Results of efficacy studies against fleas and ticks are reviewed that show generally good to excellent results. Both externally and systemically(More)
We describe an hierarchical, frequency-domain beamforming architecture for synthesising a sky beam from the wideband antenna feeds of digital aperture arrays. The development of densely-packed, all-digital aperture arrays is an important area of research required for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. The design of real-time signal processing(More)
1. Introduction This paper introduces three component technology initiatives that focus on reducing the software development challenges faced by today's computational scientists. Rapid advances and increasing diversity in high-performance hardware platforms continue to spur the growing complexity of scientific simulations. The resulting environment presents(More)
Acaricides are used to treat and prevent tick infestations, and a common clinical scenario is to administer an acaricide on observing an attached tick. Consequently, immediate acaricidal efficacy (onset of activity and speed of kill) results are clinically valuable. This study evaluated the immediate efficacy of four commercially available acaricides(More)
Pantograph arcing is the main electromagnetic interference source in electric railways. A series of measurements of the radiated power of pantograph arcing has been taken in a reverberation chamber by using a laboratory replica designed to simulate the arcing pantograph. The radiated power properties are investigated in different resolution bandwidths, arc(More)