Arc Project Management http://arcprojects.org/ Wed, 06 Jul 2022 12:16:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://arcprojects.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-150x150.png Arc Project Management http://arcprojects.org/ 32 32 DLR launches sounding rocket to test reusable booster technology – Parabolic Arc https://arcprojects.org/dlr-launches-sounding-rocket-to-test-reusable-booster-technology-parabolic-arc/ Wed, 06 Jul 2022 11:29:00 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/dlr-launches-sounding-rocket-to-test-reusable-booster-technology-parabolic-arc/ Launch of the STORT in-flight experiment. [Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)] The DLR flies a three-stage sounding rocket for the first time. Component structures, measurement methods and evaluation algorithms tested for the re-entry phase. A modular and distributed data acquisition system allowed the efficient recording of data from the different experiments. Focus: space travel, aerodynamics, […]]]>
Launch of the STORT in-flight experiment. [Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)]
  • The DLR flies a three-stage sounding rocket for the first time.
  • Component structures, measurement methods and evaluation algorithms tested for the re-entry phase.
  • A modular and distributed data acquisition system allowed the efficient recording of data from the different experiments.
  • Focus: space travel, aerodynamics, sounding rockets.

ANDOYA, Norway (DLR PR) — Reusable support systems are exposed to high loads and temperatures when returning to the surface. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has now successfully tested component structures, measurement methods and evaluation algorithms for the re-entry phase with the flight experiment STORT (Key Technologies for High Energy Return Flights load-bearing floors).

In the early morning of June 26, 2022, the three-stage rocket experiment was launched from the Andøya Space launch site in northern Norway. At the top of the trajectory at an altitude of 38 kilometers, the upper stage reaches a flight speed of about 9,000 kilometers per hour, which corresponds to a Mach number of more than eight. It then fell into the Atlantic Ocean more than 350 kilometers from the starting point.

“In order to achieve higher flight speeds, for the first time we used a DLR sounding rocket with three rocket stages instead of two,” says Dorian Hargarten of the DLR Institute of Space Operations and Astronaut Training. “In addition, the third stage with the various science payloads followed a particularly flat trajectory at an altitude of 38 kilometers at Mach numbers up to eight. Here, analogous to the development of heat during re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, various high-temperature experiments were conducted at the high heat loads to be studied.

Testing ceramic segments and lamellae

Materials that resist high thermal loads and dissipate them are crucial for heat development in the re-entry phase. Robust heat sensors that closely monitor temperature changes are also essential.

“In STORT, the third-stage rocket pre-body consists of five ceramic segments,” explains STORT project leader Prof. Ali Gülhan of the DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology. “We have fitted the pre-body with numerous heat flux sensors, thermocouples and pressure sensors every 90 degrees along the four longitudinal lines and are now very excited about analyzing the data.”

To carry out the thermal management experiments, the researchers used three stationary canards with ceramic outer shells on the rocket, which were developed by the DLR Institute of Structures. While one duck was actively cooled, the second duck was passively cooled. The third reference canard (without cooling) was also used to study the impact-boundary layer interaction. The three ducks showed different structural responses in flight under the same thermal load.

STORT Rocket [Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)]

A modular and distributed data acquisition system allowed the efficient recording of data from the different experiments. In the previous ATEK project, a standard module made of aluminum alloys was replaced by a hybrid module consisting of a CFRP structure with metal flanges to reduce the weight of the cylindrical payload segments. In the STORT project, researchers are currently testing a significantly lighter module made entirely of CFRP.

Next to the DLR is the Technical University of Munich involved in the STORT flight experiment by manufacturing the CFRP module. Another international partner is the University of Arizona, which performed simulations for the “Impact-Boundary Layer Interaction” experiment on the duck. Mission planning and execution was the responsibility of the Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) department of the DLR Institute of Space Operations and Astronaut Training.

The preliminary body was designed and manufactured by the DLR Institute for Construction Methods and Structure Technology. The DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, also responsible for the prime contractor, contributed to the aerothermal design, active thermal management, payload instrumentation and their modular data acquisition.

About the STORT project

The flight experiment, which has now been completed, is part of the STORT research project. The project is part of the DLR sub-program “Reusable space transportation systems”. It aims to develop selected technologies and methods for thermomechanical analysis and evaluation of load-bearing systems. For this purpose, the component structures, measurement methods and evaluation algorithms, which were developed in the basic investigations, are adapted for flight experience and ultimately qualified with flight. In addition to ground experiments, flight data provides validation data for physical modeling, numerical simulations, and system analysis, enabling reliable design and evaluation of future carrier systems.

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NAU Roundup: Women’s Basketball Adds Two Coaches to Staff | Local https://arcprojects.org/nau-roundup-womens-basketball-adds-two-coaches-to-staff-local/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/nau-roundup-womens-basketball-adds-two-coaches-to-staff-local/ NAU SPORTS INFORMATION Filling two openings in her coaching staff, Northern Arizona women’s basketball coach Loree Payne announced the additions of TJ Harris and Ryan Freeman as Lumberjacks assistant coaches for the 2022-23 season. . A former head coach of the Northland Prep Academy Spartans men’s and women’s basketball teams, Harris returns to Flagstaff after […]]]>

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Filling two openings in her coaching staff, Northern Arizona women’s basketball coach Loree Payne announced the additions of TJ Harris and Ryan Freeman as Lumberjacks assistant coaches for the 2022-23 season. .

A former head coach of the Northland Prep Academy Spartans men’s and women’s basketball teams, Harris returns to Flagstaff after spending a year with the Portland State women’s basketball team.

“We are thrilled to bring TJ back to Flagstaff. He is respected in the local community and has a proven track record in his college coaching career,” Payne said. “He knows the Big Sky Conference well and will bring renewed energy to the program with his passion for defense and player development. He will also play a pivotal role in recruiting elite talent for our NAU women’s basketball program. .”

Before moving north to Portland ahead of the 2021-22 season, Harris spent a year as an assistant coach at Chandler-Gilbert Community College while teaching at Combs High School in San Tan Valley.

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A graduate of the University of Great Falls, now known as the University of Providence, Harris played for the Vikings from 2011 to 2015. Earning first-team all-conference honors as a senior, Harris garnered averaged 14.8 points, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals while hitting nearly 43 percent from the 3-point arc. While in Providence, Harris played alongside his brother Michael after completing his high school career at Huntley Project High School in Montana as a three-sport athlete. Named First Team All-Conference and All-State, Harris landed on the Montana All-Star team.

Harris earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education in 2016 from Providence and later added a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona in 2020.

Freeman will join Northern Arizona after four seasons on the New Mexico Lobos staff. In 2021-22, Freeman served as the special assistant to the head coach of the New Mexico women’s basketball program after two years as the team’s video coordinator and one as a graduate assistant.

“Ryan is going to be a great addition to our women’s basketball program,” Payne said. “He has been mentored by some of the best coaches in women’s football and has an incredible basketball spirit. His post-player development experience will help elevate our program to a new level.”

In his role last season, Freeman was responsible for planning, travel, team operations and Lobos camps. Prior to assuming his role as video coordinator in 2019, Freeman’s duties as a graduate assistant during the 2018-19 season included assisting with scouting and team practices, cutting and editing games and workout videos, and creating content for recruiting and social media purposes.

Before coming to Albuquerque, Freeman earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida where he held several positions in the women’s basketball program. Starting out as a student video assistant, Freeman worked as a student manager for the Gators’ 2017-18 season.

In addition to her experience with two college women’s basketball programs, Freeman also worked as a referee for the Mid Florida Officials Association and as a support staff member for USA Basketball in 2014.

A 2018 Florida graduate, Freeman left Gainesville with a bachelor’s degree in sports management.

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Arc Flash Protection System Market 2028 Scope Assessment – ​​ABB, Siemens, General Electric, Larsen & Toubro, Toshiba Corporation, Basler Electric – Instant Interview https://arcprojects.org/arc-flash-protection-system-market-2028-scope-assessment-abb-siemens-general-electric-larsen-toubro-toshiba-corporation-basler-electric-instant-interview/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:12:28 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/arc-flash-protection-system-market-2028-scope-assessment-abb-siemens-general-electric-larsen-toubro-toshiba-corporation-basler-electric-instant-interview/ Global Arc Flash Protection System Market 2022, In the projected period of 2022 to 2028, each type gives sales data. The Arc Flash Protection System Market analysis delves into the characteristics and financials of the major market players. This comprehensive research is not only useful for trade analysts but also for any existing or […]]]>

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Space Florida and the Israel Innovation Authority Announce Winners of Round Nine Innovation Partner Funding – Parabolic Arc https://arcprojects.org/space-florida-and-the-israel-innovation-authority-announce-winners-of-round-nine-innovation-partner-funding-parabolic-arc/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 18:12:16 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/space-florida-and-the-israel-innovation-authority-announce-winners-of-round-nine-innovation-partner-funding-parabolic-arc/ EXPLORATION PARK, Florida, and JERUSALEM, Israel, June 27, 2022 (Space Florida PR) – Space Florida, the state of Florida’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, and the Israel Innovation Authority, an independent, publicly funded agency created to meet the needs of local innovation ecosystems and international, are pleased to announce the ninth round of industrial research […]]]>

EXPLORATION PARK, Florida, and JERUSALEM, Israel, June 27, 2022 (Space Florida PR) – Space Florida, the state of Florida’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, and the Israel Innovation Authority, an independent, publicly funded agency created to meet the needs of local innovation ecosystems and international, are pleased to announce the ninth round of industrial research and development funding winners related to the Space Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership Program.

In October 2013, Florida and Israel established a $2 million recurring joint fund to support research, development, and commercialization of aerospace and technology projects that benefit both Israel and Florida. For that Call for projects, 11 qualified joint proposals were submitted by teams from for-profit companies in Florida and Israel. Five teams have been selected for this ninth round of awards.

“Congratulations to all of the winners selected in our latest call for proposals for the Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership,” said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. “This partnership between Florida and Israel is essential for our aerospace industries. This collaboration helps ensure a bright future and I look forward to seeing the results of this year’s winning companies.

“As we approach a decade of partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority, we are proud of the development of innovative and game-changing technologies that our grants continue to enable,” said Frank DiBello, President and CEO of Space Florida. . “Space Florida congratulates the winners of the ninth call for projects.”

The winners are:

  • KBR Wyle Services (Titusville, Florida) & Purammon (Israel): will collaborate to develop a new class of wastewater management system that is based on electrochemistry rather than current chemical/biological technologies. This new system will be designed to operate reliably in Zero-G environments and other spaceflight conditions and stresses.
  • LightPath Technologies (Orlando, Florida) and QuantLR (Israel): will join forces to develop ground-to-satellite, ground-to-air and satellite-to-satellite free-space optical communication channels, which will be used for the generation of quantum encryption keys, in a highly secure manner. It is expected that this project can then be developed for use in high-speed data transmission, optical communication both between satellite and ground station, as well as satellite-to-satellite communications.
  • Redwire Space (Jacksonville, Florida) and StemRad (Israel): In a joint project titled “Recycling Plastic Waste In-Orbit Into Personal Radiation Protection Using Additive Manufacturing,” the companies will partner for the development of personal radiation shielding using in-orbit additive manufacturing. Previous work has included the printing of in-orbit radiation protection vest inserts and the development of technology to optimize the printing of polyethylene.
  • Censy’s Technologies (Daytona Beach, Florida) & MobiliComm (Israel): The objective of this partnership will be to improve the state of the art of remote systems communications for extended operations beyond visual line of sight and unmanned aerial systems or (BVLOS UAS) and to make a cost effective solution. The innovative construction of advanced technologies will enable a highly integrated multi-redundant simultaneous communications system, providing increased reliability and quality of service for command and control.
  • ETA Space (Rockledge, Florida) & Helios-Project (Israel): This project will take advantage of everyone’s expertise in cryogenic and chemical engineering, to develop an integrated plant for the production and liquefaction of lunar oxygen. The key project deliverable is a detailed design of a 10 metric ton per month pilot plant. The design goal is to test the integration of these two systems at a scale relevant to the lunar surface.

Each company will receive their respective funding awards from Space Florida and the Israel Innovation Authority.

Additionally, Space Florida and the Israel Innovation Authority would like to thank the Israeli office of Enterprise Florida for their collaboration and partnership in this call for projects.

The next joint call for applications is expected to open in September 2022. Florida-based companies interested in more information can visit www.spaceflorida.govwhile companies based in Israel can visit www.innovationisrael.org.il.

About Space Florida: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as a world leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, we are committed to attracting and developing the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly skilled workforce, proven infrastructure, and unparalleled accomplishments, Florida is the perfect place for aerospace companies to thrive – and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed. www.spaceflorida.gov

About the Israel Innovation Authority: The Israel Innovation Authority, an independent, publicly funded agency, was thus created to provide a variety of practical tools and funding platforms aimed at effectively responding to the dynamic and changing needs of local and international innovation ecosystems. This includes start-up entrepreneurs, mature companies developing new products or manufacturing processes, academic groups seeking to transfer their ideas to market, global corporations interested in collaborating with Israeli technology, Israeli companies seeking new markets to overseas and traditional mills and factories seeking to incorporate innovative and advanced manufacturing into their businesses.

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Linux Foundation launches project to facilitate smartNIC adoption • The Register https://arcprojects.org/linux-foundation-launches-project-to-facilitate-smartnic-adoption-the-register/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/linux-foundation-launches-project-to-facilitate-smartnic-adoption-the-register/ The Linux Foundation wants to make it easier to deploy data processing units (DPUs), with the launch of the Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) project this week. The program has already won the support of several leading chipmakers, system builders and software vendors – Nvidia, Intel, Marvell, F5, Keysight, Dell Tech and Red Hat to name […]]]>

The Linux Foundation wants to make it easier to deploy data processing units (DPUs), with the launch of the Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) project this week.

The program has already won the support of several leading chipmakers, system builders and software vendors – Nvidia, Intel, Marvell, F5, Keysight, Dell Tech and Red Hat to name a few – and promises to create an open ecosystem of common software frameworks. which can run on any DPU or smartNIC.

SmartNICs, DPUs, IPUs – whatever you want to call them – have been used for years in cloud and hyperscale data centers. Devices typically feature built-in networking in a PCIe card form factor and are designed to offload and speed up I/O intensive processes and virtualization functions that would otherwise consume valuable host CPU resources .

In recent years, these devices have been designed to offload an increasing number of infrastructure tasks, including storage, networking and security functions, explained Yan Fisher, OPI manager and global Red Hat evangelist for emerging technologies, in an interview with The register.

Note, for example, that VMware’s Project Monterey allows the virtualization giant’s ESXi hypervisor to run on an Nvidia BlueField DPU or an Intel IPU.

“Managing the execution and some offloading tasks on this fabric just makes a lot of sense,” Fisher explained.

In addition to the performance benefits of offloading these services, DPUs promise greater flexibility and security by effectively isolating host processors from the infrastructure layer, said Dan Daly, OPI manager and senior principal engineer at Intel. The register.

In other words, the DPU operates efficiently as a server in front of the server, allowing the CPU to be fully dedicated to client workloads.

However, the independent nature of these devices requires software designed to take advantage of them. And according to Fisher, most smartNICs until now have relied on proprietary software stacks. No wonder, given the industry’s stubborn refusal to agree on the very name of things.

“That’s the fundamental thing that’s slowed the adoption” of smartNICs, he said.

That’s no problem for large hyperscalers and cloud providers who want to dedicate resources to building custom software around the unique capabilities and requirements of these devices. But this poses a challenge for the wider adoption of DPUs in enterprises and other businesses.

According to Fisher, the question that the OPI project aims to answer is “how to generalize and how to release this technology so that it is consumable by everyone”.

To achieve this goal, the project will establish a standard definition of what constitutes a DPU (or IPU or SmartNIC), develop common APIs for how software should interact with these devices, and define vendor-neutral architectures and frameworks. upon which accelerated applications can be built.

“You need a mechanism to be able to start this subsystem, to be able to program it, and then to be able to run applications that are going to implement your infrastructure,” Daly explained.

The idea being that eventually, customers will be able to deploy their software on any OPI compatible DPU and be sure that it will work immediately.

“These IPUs and DPUs are onto something in terms of their ability to deliver new services to the end user,” Daly said. “The only way to be successful here is to create a platform that makes it easy to adopt.” ®

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Boosting Year-Round Agricultural Production with Drip Irrigation Technology https://arcprojects.org/boosting-year-round-agricultural-production-with-drip-irrigation-technology/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:10:17 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/boosting-year-round-agricultural-production-with-drip-irrigation-technology/ Irrigation is seen as a critical enabler for agriculture and food security and one of the key ways that stakeholders believe to address insufficient rainfall and lack of fresh water to boost sustainable agricultural production throughout the world. year round in Nigeria, remains the strengthening mechanism towards the application of drip irrigation in agriculture. According […]]]>

Irrigation is seen as a critical enabler for agriculture and food security and one of the key ways that stakeholders believe to address insufficient rainfall and lack of fresh water to boost sustainable agricultural production throughout the world. year round in Nigeria, remains the strengthening mechanism towards the application of drip irrigation in agriculture.

According to experts, unlike other forms of irrigation such as sprinklers which are only considered to be 65-75% efficient, drip irrigation is 90% efficient in enabling plants to utilize water. water applied as it reduces runoff and evaporation.

Statistics show that around 70% of the world’s freshwater consumption is used in the agricultural sector, but water use efficiency in many countries, especially Nigeria, is below 50%. .

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts that by 2050, global water needs for agriculture will increase by 50%. To meet the growing food needs of a growing population, the world’s fresh water is becoming increasingly scarce, due to mismanagement, indiscriminate use and the effects of climate change, as water scarcity and quality issues therefore pose a serious challenge to future food security and environmental sustainability.

To be able to feed an ever growing population and improve its foreign income in agriculture, Nigeria needs to encourage its farmers to adopt the drip irrigation system as a means of building resilience and sustainable agricultural production through training and sensitization. .

This is important because the process of drip irrigation, especially its application in the drier areas of the country, will help prevent disease by minimizing water contact with plant leaves, stems and fruits. , it allows the rows between plants to stay dry, it improves access and reduces weed growth, it also saves time, money and water because the system is efficient.

Other benefits farmers could derive from the process include; less work, increased efficiency on uneven ground, reduced leaching of water and nutrients from below the root zone.

Speaking at an inception workshop aimed at familiarizing farmers with the operations of the drip irrigation technology pilot project in Abuja, Minister of Water Resources Engineer Suleiman Adamu said the resolution of most of the challenges facing the irrigation system in Nigeria required a critical change from inappropriate water management practices. towards more sustainable land and water management,

According to Engineer Adamu, this can be achieved through the initialization and promotion of technologies that include the optimization of agricultural water management that will support the intensification of agricultural production and the preservation of land and forests. other natural resources.

Engineer Adamu, represented by Director of Water Quality Control and Sanitation, Emmanuel Olusola, added: “Farmers must be trained to reduce dependence on rain-fed agriculture through sustainable use and efficient use of water resources, especially for irrigation”.

In the same vein, FAO Country Representative Fred Kafeero said that promoting drip irrigation in Nigeria will provide an enabling and attractive environment that will bring in more young people, farmers and other vulnerable groups to engage in the production of high value crops through the use of cheaper and simpler irrigation technologies that can be operated and maintained with minimal training.

Kafeero, who was represented by Deputy Country Representative Abubakar Suleiman, said, “It is important not to overlook the need to find solutions to improve water resources management with appropriate policies and regulations on water use, including optimization of irrigation scheduling and more efficient measures. irrigation system, such as drip technology”.

FAO, which provides technical assistance for the promotion of a pilot drip irrigation system under the Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Development Authority located at the Gari Irrigation Scheme, noted that the organization will provide additional support to the federal government and guide adaptation through other river basin development authorities. (RBDAS) in Nigeria.

Similarly, the Director of Irrigation and Drainage of the Ministry of Water Resources, Engineer Esther Oluniyi, said the federal government is working to promote food security and sustainable water management for the irrigated agriculture to produce more crops per drop of water.

She added, “The drip irrigation pilot initiative is to compare the low energy drip irrigation system side by side with the gravity channel, flood irrigated system with a view to come up with some irrigation parameters such that; volume of water used, amount of crops produced, energy cost, labor cost”.

On his part, the President of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Arc Kabir Ibrahim, said that to achieve food security in the long term, Nigeria must increase the traditional rain-fed agriculture generally practiced today by agriculture. irrigation, as is done in countries where immense progress in food sufficiency has been made.

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Anderson Joins Hancock County Harbor and Harbor Commission – Picayune Item https://arcprojects.org/anderson-joins-hancock-county-harbor-and-harbor-commission-picayune-item/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:54:39 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/anderson-joins-hancock-county-harbor-and-harbor-commission-picayune-item/ FOUR, Miss. – The Hancock County Harbor and Harbor Commission (HCPHC) recently hired Maureen Anderson as a project manager to help grow its economic development team. “We are delighted to have Maureen’s energy and public sector experience with us at Hancock County Port and Port,” said CEO Bill Cotter. “Her knowledge of grant writing and […]]]>

FOUR, Miss. – The Hancock County Harbor and Harbor Commission (HCPHC) recently hired Maureen Anderson as a project manager to help grow its economic development team.

“We are delighted to have Maureen’s energy and public sector experience with us at Hancock County Port and Port,” said CEO Bill Cotter. “Her knowledge of grant writing and contract management will make her a valuable member of the team as we work to expand the opportunities in Hancock County.”

In his role, Anderson will oversee federal and state grants for capital improvements at Stennis International Airport, Port Bienville Industrial Park and Port Bienville Shortline Railroad. She will also oversee contracts with consultants, engineers and contractors.

A native of Hancock County, Anderson previously served as a grants administrator for the Hancock County Board of Supervisors. Previously, she worked as a paralegal for the law firm of Brehm Bell, a grant consultant for Gouras town planning, and acting city clerk for Waveland.

She is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Hancock County and has served on the Steering Committee for the past three years. She also sits on the Mississippi Arch Board of Directors. She lives in Hancock County with her husband and their three children.

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Update of the double track of the Rive-Sud line https://arcprojects.org/update-of-the-double-track-of-the-rive-sud-line/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 22:02:01 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/update-of-the-double-track-of-the-rive-sud-line/ The following is an update from NICTD on the construction of the NWI Double Track South Bank Line (NICTD) project which is underway: GARY-MILLER STATION AREA All buildings were demolished for the construction of the station and parking lots at Miller. New sewer work is underway in the west and east parking lots. Parking is […]]]>

The following is an update from NICTD on the construction of the NWI Double Track South Bank Line (NICTD) project which is underway:

GARY-MILLER STATION AREA

All buildings were demolished for the construction of the station and parking lots at Miller. New sewer work is underway in the west and east parking lots. Parking is available but temporarily restricted while work near Miller Station progresses. Vehicle and pedestrian access from Melton Road (US 20) will be closed, the driveway from the old US 12/Dunes Hwy will remain open with some lane restrictions. Construction activities may occur on the shoulder of the former US 12/Dunes Hwy.

7th Avenue was closed between Floyd and Lake Street starting Thursday, May 19 for sewer relocation work. Local access will be permitted between Floyd and Hamilton. Work is expected to be completed by June 30, but could continue until July 19 if necessary. There will be lane restrictions on the old US 12, but access to Miller Station will be maintained. Click here for the detour map.

NIPSCO Contractors (ARC American) will work on overhead power lines on US 12 near Alabama St from June 13 through July 1.

The NIPSCO Electrical Crew may have periodic lane closures on Melton Road east of Lake Street throughout June for pole chocks in support of the INDOT US 20 Project Main Sewer Facilities Complete Streets.

NICTD’s Double Track 3 contract, awarded to Hasse Construction, includes the construction of the new east parking lot site (east of McDonald’s), which has been closed. Construction of the new lot began in March. NIPSCO is moving utilities along Melton Rd.

INDOT’s US 20 Complete Streets Project in Gary:

This project is separate from Double Track. In the spring of 2022, INDOT launched its “Complete Streets” project, which includes the reconstruction of Melton Rd east and west of Lake St. as well as sidewalks and plantings. Any questions regarding the INDOT project should be directed to 855-463-6848.

PORTAGE STATION/OGDEN DUNES AREA

NIPSCO’s electrical team is expected to complete work just east of Portage/Ogden Dunes station by fall 2022. This work may require short-term restrictions on travel lanes and railroad markings .

Installation of a new pedestrian signal is scheduled for Hillcrest Rd at Ogden Dunes station for July 2022. Short-term lane closures at the Hillcrest Rd and US 12 intersection will be required for this work.

Construction of the new Portage/Ogden Dunes South parking lot for the Double Track project began in March 2022.

DUNE PARK STATION AREA

The east parking lot expansion is complete.

DUNE ACRES AREA

Installation of several culverts, large and small, began in early March at locations primarily west of Beverly Shores (one is east of Beverly Shores). Residents can expect equipment to move and vehicles to enter and exit Highway 12 and secondary roads through the culvert facilities. Culvert work is expected to be completed in July.

BEVERLY SHORES STATION AREA

Installation of several culverts, large and small, began in early March at locations primarily west of Beverly Shores (one is east of Beverly Shores). Residents can expect equipment to move and vehicles to enter and exit Highway 12 and secondary roads through the culvert facilities. Culvert work is expected to be completed in July.

Walsh/Herzog began removing the existing low platform and began constructing the two new low platforms at Beverly Shores station the week of May 16. Installation of large girders for the NICTD catenary system east and west of Broadway began June 8. , overhead cabling and fiber work will be underway in the general area during May and June.

On June 6, Broadway was closed for 14 days to build the new north lane through the intersection. After Broadway on June 20, Kemil Road (E. State Park Boundary Road) will close for 14 days to build the new north lane through this intersection. Passenger loop bus service to Beverly Shores Station will be temporarily suspended while Broadway is closed. Detour routes are coordinated with the City of Beverly Shores and will be posted during these road closures. Central Ave is scheduled to close July 5 for 14 days.

Road closure: Broadway to Beverly Shores. Click here for details.

Road closure: Kemil Road. Click here for details.

Road closure: central avenue. Click here for more details.

CITY OF PINES SECTOR

NICTD owns the property just west of County Line Road north of US 12 in the town of Pines where a brick company once stood. NICTD’s construction management company, WSP, has a temporary (trailer) construction office at this location. Walsh/Herzog Joint Venture, the prime contractor for the Double Track project, also has various trailers on site. The lot was closed by Walsh/Herzog Joint Venture. There are many vehicles coming and going from this property.

NIPSCO began replacing poles along the tracks in this area in early June.

Installation of several culverts, large and small, began in early March at locations primarily west of Beverly Shores (one is east of Beverly Shores). Residents can expect equipment to move and vehicles to enter and exit Highway 12 and secondary roads through the culvert facilities. Culvert work is expected to be completed in July.

Road Closed: US 12 / County Line Road. Click here for more details.

MICHIGAN CITY – 10TH AND 11TH STREET AREA

Track construction is underway at the east end of the Double Track project in Michigan City (Michigan Blvd is the east boundary of the project).

The historic 11th Street station has been demolished and foundation removal is complete. The block is fenced and portions of the sidewalk are closed to allow work to continue. Pedestrians should use the south side of 11th Street. The new foundation of the northern boarding platform is under construction from May 2022.

Construction on 11th Street began on February 28, 2022, which included a complete closure of 11th Street itself. Michigan City residents can expect north/south street closures that progress west as construction progresses, with signs indicating which streets will be closed and when. Residents, businesses and other owners are also notified of any work that will impact entry/exit to their particular site.

Installation of overhead catenary poles is underway in the right-of-way south of 10th Street.

Comcast will splice its utilities to Tennessee and 11th Street on the night of June 17.

Additional road closure details:

On February 28, 2022, Walsh/Herzog (WH) closed 11th Street from Chicago Street to Michigan Boulevard. This closure is necessary to build the two new tracks of the South Shore Line, create an isolated rail right-of-way, and improve public safety along 10th and 11th Streets.

Per the 2016 agreement with Michigan City, the intersection of 11th Street with the following streets will be permanently closed and configured as cul-de-sacs per the final approved design.

– Elston Street

– Manhattan Street

– Buffalo Street

– Pine Street

– Spring Street

– Cedars Street

– York Street

– Maple Street

The intersection of 11th Street with subsequent streets will only be closed as needed to construct work across the intersections.

– Chicago Street

– Ohio Street

– Wabash Street

– Washington Street

– Franklin Street

– Rue La Fayette

– Oak Street

It is currently anticipated that two closures of each of these intersections will be required, with each closure lasting approximately two to three weeks.

To maintain traffic flow in the north-south direction beyond 11th Street, the following constraints will be implemented by Walsh/Herzog:

Tennessee Street will remain open when Ohio Street is closed until the Ohio Street crossing is reopened.

Wabash St, Washington St and Franklin St intersections will only be closed one at a time.

Lafayette St and Oak St intersections will also only be closed one at a time.

Michigan Boulevard will remain open for the duration of the project.

The intersections at 11th and Franklin were converted from a red light to a stop sign configuration during construction. Construction on 10th Street will take place south of the existing roadway, where the two new lanes will be installed. Upon completion, the current 10th Street lanes will be removed and the roadway repaired.

On June 6, the intersection of Washington Street and 11th Street was closed and will remain closed for 30 days for construction of the new north lane. Franklin Street and Wabash Street will remain open while Washington Street is closed to provide north-south access across 11th Street.

After the Washington Street closure is complete, Wabash Street will be closed at 11th Street to construct the new north lane through this intersection. Washington is expected to close for about 30 days on July 5. Information on road closures will be updated as work progresses.

The City is currently working with developer Flaherty & Collins to evaluate other transit-oriented (TOD) development options for the block bounded by 10th, 11th, Franklin and Pine Streets. Plans for this development are underway. Questions should be directed to the City of Michigan City for the TOD effort.

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Gogu Shyamala’s new book brings stories from the margins to life, explores caste and exploitation https://arcprojects.org/gogu-shyamalas-new-book-brings-stories-from-the-margins-to-life-explores-caste-and-exploitation/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 07:10:42 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/gogu-shyamalas-new-book-brings-stories-from-the-margins-to-life-explores-caste-and-exploitation/ There is a scene near the end of the short story “The Lineage of Jambava” where a woman named Ellamma notices that something has happened and has upset a group of children standing nearby as she chews betel. The children are members of the Chindu caste, itinerant performers who act out the myths of the […]]]>

There is a scene near the end of the short story “The Lineage of Jambava” where a woman named Ellamma notices that something has happened and has upset a group of children standing nearby as she chews betel. The children are members of the Chindu caste, itinerant performers who act out the myths of the communities they visit. But during the performance that day, the villagers who showed respect to the actors were openly mocked: the Chindu are of low birth, the subtext was, and therefore did not deserve deference, whatever or the skill with which they played their roles. When the children recount what they saw, Ellamma, an actress herself, responds: “The best way for us is to engage them with our show, to make it so captivating that they will sit and watch for hours. This is the most appropriate response to those who try to bully us.

It’s tempting to read the line as a sort of thesis statement for the book in which it appears. The father may be an elephant and the mother is just a little basket, but… is the first collection of short stories by Gogu Shyamala, a lifelong activist in her home state of Telangana.

Describe speak India time as “one of the leading contemporary Dalit voices in the country exploring the tribulations and aspirations of her community”, Shyamala has previously edited black dawn, a volume of Dalit writings from Telangana, and is the author of a biography of the state’s first Dalit legislator, TN Sadalakshmi. These stories, which primarily focus on the Madiga sub-caste, are an extension of his wider political involvement.

Outside the margins

Shyamala’s book is part of a larger wave of Dalit feminist literature that has gained academic recognition and attention in recent years. Dalit script began to receive more attention in India in the 1990s with the translation of several influential works from Marathi, a language with some 73 million speakers, mostly in the state of Maharashtra. Yet India’s literary establishment has been dragging its feet when it comes to promoting the work of Dalit writers, to the point that many to find difficult to find a publisher.

It is perhaps unsurprising that the barriers to entry have been particularly high for Dalit women. In this context, researcher Susie Tharu has dubbed Shyamala an author less of ‘short stories’ than of ‘little stories’, a term that refers both to the Telugu tradition of ‘little magazines’ and to the position of the writer. as an underling whose work pushes against the general public.

Caste politics is ubiquitous in Shyamala’s collection, even when it is not central to a story’s main conflict. Scattered mentions of a brother in debt bondage and the meager gleanings left for the poor in a landlord’s paddy field redirect what might otherwise be carefree scenes of pastoral work or childhood play.

Given all this, the assertion in an accompanying essay by K. Lalita that Shyamala’s collection is “not overtly didactic” seems both misguided and unnecessary, reading it as an attempt at prophylaxis against “show, don’t tell” reviews. . Maybe sometimes, after all, there’s just nothing else to do but say it.

A kind of Marxism

Born into a Dalit family of farm workers, Shyamala was the only child in her family to receive a higher education (her older brother was forced into debt bondage by local landowners when her parents raised the possibility of send to continue his studies). As a student, she was asset with the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) but ended up being disenchanted when she saw how the issues of caste inequality persisted among group members despite their stated beliefs.

In an interview with the news minute, she recalls protesters from privileged backgrounds speaking out to evade arrest while fellow Dalits who stood shoulder to shoulder with them were taken to jail. She also cites the 1991 Tsundur massacre – in which a mob lynched eight Dalit men in a village in Andhra Pradesh with the complicity of the police – as a turning point in her political development, particularly after seeing the widows victims shoulder the double burden of caring for their families alone and building the legal case against their husbands’ aggressors. This last episode recalls the feminist themes that Shyamala will draw on and develop in Father may be an elephant.

Gogu Shyamala. Photo: File

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Schneider Electric collaborates with Intel to drive industrial innovation https://arcprojects.org/schneider-electric-collaborates-with-intel-to-drive-industrial-innovation/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 22:15:25 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/schneider-electric-collaborates-with-intel-to-drive-industrial-innovation/ “Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation.” • Project to improve the industry’s first universal automation system, EcoStruxure Automation Expert™ by creating a Distributed Control Node (DCN) software framework • With the convergence of IT and OT, industry leaders are collaborating to bring innovation and flexibility to end user […]]]>

“Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation.”

• Project to improve the industry’s first universal automation system, EcoStruxure Automation Expert™ by creating a Distributed Control Node (DCN) software framework

• With the convergence of IT and OT, industry leaders are collaborating to bring innovation and flexibility to end user systems

At the ARC Forum in Orlando, Schneider-Electricthe leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a collaboration with Intel extend EcoStruxure™ Automation Expertby creating a DCN (Distributed Control Node) software infrastructure supplemented by an associated DCN hardware offer based on an Intel processor. By combining the performance, security, and deployment capabilities of Intel Edge Controls for Industrial (ECI) technology with EcoStruxure™ Automation Expert, the DCN framework can simplify and accelerate the development of software-defined control systems. Additionally, the DCN will enable EcoStruxure Automation Expert – the world’s first software-centric automation system – to scale faster and further in process industries including energy and chemical, mining mining, water/wastewater, pharmaceutical and hybrid markets.

This DCN development will be based on Universal Automation (UniversalAutomation.org), an organization that manages the implementation of a shared source runtime based on the IEC61499 standard. EcoStruxure Automation Expert represents the first of a new era of automation software based on this shared runtime.

Advances in machine learning, real-time analytics, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) hold tremendous promise for industrial companies and manufacturers. However, the industry has suffered from the lack of a scalable solution that can be easily upgraded to keep systems running at peak performance.

A fundamental feature of EcoStruxure Automation Expert is the ability to decouple software from hardware. This allows hardware to be upgraded as needed to improve system performance while the application remains the same, protecting customers’ intellectual property and investment. The joint effort between Schneider Electric and Intel exemplifies the industry’s transition from fixed-function hardware to software-defined, flexible, out-of-the-box solutions that provide customers with greater operational efficiency.

“It’s the direction of process automation,” said Natalie Marcotte, senior vice president and president, process automation, Schneider Electric. “To fully realize the potential of next-generation industries, we need to embrace a collaborative way of thinking. This collaboration with Intel significantly enhances the capabilities of EcoStruxure Automation Expert, allowing the platform to scale faster and further. To create a new wave of innovation, we must work with all parties to create a more modular software-defined industry.

“Software-defined systems that bring together the worlds of OT and IT are the future of process automation. The ability to mix and match state-of-the-art software and hardware will allow customers to innovate quickly while getting the operating performance they demand,” said Christine Boles, vice president, Network & Edge Group, director General, Industrial Solutions Division, Intel Corporation. “Working with Schneider Electric in such a collaborative way, using Intel’s industry-specific processors and software, allows us to move quickly to develop and deliver new solutions that bring together innovative technologies that help customers realize the benefits of Industry 4.0.”

The first results of this joint development of the DCN framework will be shared at the Schneider Electric show this fall. Innovation Summit – Las Vegas (October 12-13).

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