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(FITS) was published, there have been several significant developments in the FITS community: • The International Astronomical Union FITS Working Group (IAUFWG) has endorsed the image (IMAGE) and binary table (BINTABLE) extensions and the agreement on physical blocking. • The proposal for treatment of world coordinate systems has been expanded and refined.(More)
A tsunami of astronomical data is fast approaching. New survey programs will dwarf any data sets that have come before. Obser-vatories' data storage costs will threaten their budgets. Data transport latency and bandwidth will threaten not just budgets, but available technology and human patience. Under such circumstances, projects will increasingly rely on(More)
1 Overview This document describes a convention for compressing FITS binary tables that is modeled after the FITS tiled-image compression method (White et al. 2009) that has been in use for about a decade. The input table is first optionally subdivided into tiles, each containing an equal number of rows, then every column of data within each tile is(More)
This paper describes a simple means for embedding a checksum within a FITS header, providing a mechanism for later verifying the integrity of the FITS le. The method uses ASCII coded 32-bit 1's complement arithmetic to force the checksum of each FITS HDU to zero. This technique requires no extension of the FITS standard to be used by any given project, in(More)
—Two prototypes of a 9-DoF wheelchair-mounted robotic arm (WMRA) have been developed as assistive devices, consisting of a 7-DoF robotic arm and a 2-DoF power wheelchair. Combined kinematics and redundancy resolution have been previously implemented. In this work, we focus on control methods to allow autonomous mobility and manipulation for the execution of(More)
In this paper, optimized combined control of a 9-DoF prototype wheelchair-mounted robotic arm (WMRA) system, consisting of a 7-DoF manipulator and a 2-DoF power wheelchair, is demonstrated using vision-based dual-trajectory control that generates separate wheelchair and end-effector trajectories. Physical results of this work are provided with a “Go(More)
Psychosocial adjustment to disability is an area of special need, often requiring intervention by mental health professionals, including social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. While the availability of all these disciplines is optimal for comprehensive psychosocial intervention, the use of multiple mental health disciplines may create problems of(More)
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