Space weather has an enormous influence on modern telecommunication systems even though we may not always appreciate it. We shall endeavor throughout this monograph to expose the relationships between space weather factors and the performance (or lack thereof) of telecommunication, navigation, and surveillance systems. Space weather is a rather new term, having found an oMicial expression as the result of several government initiatives that use the term in the title of programs. But it is the logical consequence of the realization that space also has weather, just as the lower atmosphere has weather. While the weather in space will influence space systems that operate in that special environment, it is also true that space weather will influence systems that we understand and use here on terra firma. This brings space weather home as it were. It is not some abstract topic of interest to scientists alone; it is a topic of concern to all of us. I hope to make this clear as the book unfolds. Why have I written this book? First of all, I love the topic. While at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), I had the opportunity to do research on many topics including: Thomson scatter radar and satellite beacon studies of the ionosphere, utilization of the NASA Gemini platform for ionospheric investigations, microwave radar propagation studies, I-IF signal intercept and direction-finding experiments, and multi-disciplinary studies of certain physical phenomena relevant to weapon systems development.
Is incubation right for you?
By Maxim Masiutin on Jun 16, 2005
While there is no single model for business incubators, in most cases the concept goes beyond the simple provision of a shared office or workspace facility for small business clients. The hallmark of any effective business incubator programme should be its focus on the added value that it brings to small business 'tenants' in terms of strengthened business skills; access to business services; improved operating environment; an opportunities for business networking, etc. to nurture early-stage small businesses, increasing their prospect for business survival and growth, compared with the situation outside the incubator. In this book, Colin Barrow, the Head of the Enterprise Group at Cranfeild University School of Management, and Director of the Business Growth and Development Programme in the UK, gives very deep analysis of business incubators and gives the large list of incubators throughout the globe. The main questions of these book are "how business incubators work and does it work at all", "why there is a need for incubators", "what is the history of incubators and where we are now", "who goes in for incubation", "is incubation right for you", "how long should a tenant stay inside the incubator", and so on. The case studies in this book are mostly based on e-business and software companies. I would also have recommended his book "How to Survive E-Business Downturn" in addition to this book.
Does have good info for the incubator builder
By Jk on Jul 07, 2014
Thanks no issues.Does have good info for the incubator builder.