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Jarosław Stępień and Paweł Kabacik

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In this paper radio link system solutions operating in 300 MHz — 3000 MHz range and sea environment were described. Solutions with more than one frequency and wave propagation models for horizontal not more than 50 km and far range were described. In the paper the results of actions taken design and construction solutions adopted were presented, aimed to contribute to ensure the reliability of the system, among other things, by implementing mechanisms for collecting and processing information. This solutions allow resources management to automatically adjust the transmission parameters configuration to the bitrate and range requirements. Available configurations can be extended with active part and electronic beam steering with one or more beams. The paper describes antenna systems ability of transmission parameters adaptation to get the range required.

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Joanna Ejdys

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The dynamics of demographic changes manifested in the processes of an ageing population affect Poland.In response to the situation, gerontechnology is emerging as an interdisciplinary field of scientific research in which technology is directed towards the aspirations and opportunities of the older persons. One of the examples of technologies that will be able to support the ageing population in the future are humanoids, that is, robots resembling a human being and equipped with artificial intelligence. The purpose of this article was to examine relationships between trust in the use of humanoids to care for the older people, the usefulness of technology, the ease of use, perceived threats, general trust and trust in science and technology. A survey method was used to collect data for research. The electronic questionnaire survey was disseminated among members of the Polish society. 643 filled questionnaires were received.

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Wieslaw Grebski and Michalene Grebski

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Paper describes the continuous quality improvement procedures used by the author to keep the General Engineering program at Penn State Hazleton aligned to the needs and expectations of industry. The paper addresses the procedure for the development of program educational objectives which are the goals of the program. The goals of the program are defined jointly by industry leaders and former Engineering graduates as well as the Engineering faculty. The paper also focuses on the development of the student outcomes which is the body of knowledge that every graduate should have at the day of graduation. The paper also explains the process for collecting data for the purpose of assessing the level of attainment of program objectives and student outcomes. Based on the data which is being collected on an ongoing basis, the necessary corrective actions are implemented. This is happening on the program level as well as the course level. The necessary changes on the course level are happening every semester. The adjustments to the Engineering curriculum are being made yearly usually during the summer months. The paper focuses on the constant need for revising the curriculum in order to stay current with technology.

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Jan Kaźmierczak and Jerzy Uchroński

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The article presents a concept of the methodology of managing information and technical resources related to carrying on the activities and actions described in the first part of the study, and the majority of legally determined actions resulting from the emergence of a crisis situation. As a research area, a special public utility object was chosen, namely a civil airport. The crisis situation that occurred at the airport requires the involvement of many services that aim to implement actions aimed at solving it. The process of the above-mentioned activities, covers formal, organizational and technical aspects. These aspects are briefly shown in the second part of the article. In the third part, special attention was paid to collecting information flows on the crisis situation. On the basis of the research, it was pointed out that the diversity of notification systems, both in the aspect of the available information resources and technical infra-structure, makes the information exchange process disturbed, which may have a significant impact on the time and manner of resolving the crisis situation. The authors in the article point out a possible way to solve this problem by unifying the system of informing all the services involved in activities in a crisis situation. The final part of the article attempts to present a methodology, based on the idea of creating templates of actions, activities and processes, the use of which for crisis management will allow involved bodies to improve the effectiveness of services in crisis conditions, especially in the area of making decisions based on available information.

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Rafael Popper, Monika Popper and Guillermo Velasco

. Kemp, R., & Pearson, P. (Eds.). (2008). Final report of the project Measuring Eco-Innovation. Maastricht, The Netherlands: UM-MERIT. OECD. (2005). Oslo manual: Guidelines for collecting and interpreting innovation data. Paris, France: OECD Publishing. OECD. (2009). Sustainable manufacturing and eco-innovation. Paris, France: OECD Publishing. Oltra, V., & Saint Jean, M. (2009). Sectoral systems of environmental innovation: an application to the French automotive industry. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 76, 567

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Ryszard Pukała

Technique with Software Examples]. Warszawa, Poland: Akademicka Oficyna Wydawnicza PLJ. Tadeusiewicz, R. (2007). Odkrywanie własności sieci neuronowych przy użyciu programów w języku C+, [Discovering Features of Neural Networks by means of C+ Language Software]. Krakow, Poland: Polska Akademia Umiejętności. The measurement of scientific and technological activities proposed guidelines for collecting and interpreting technological innovation data. Oslo Manual, European Commission. Retrieved from http://www.oecd.org/sti/inno/2367580.pdf

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R. S. Abdulrahman, A. D. Ibrahim and P. G. Chindo

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For organizations to be successful, they should be committed in managing risk proactively and consistently throughout the project and equally important is the determination of the Risk Management Maturity (RMM) of organizations because it is the commencing point in the review of the current RM systems, practices, and culture of construction organisations. It was reported that construction organisations lack the knowledge of their capability to manage risk and as a result, JV projects continue to fail. Studies have identified, categorised and assessed risk associated with JV projects in their local and international context but no study has assessed the RMM of construction organisations in JV projects. Therefore, this study assessed the RMM of construction organisations in JV projects. The attributes and dimensions used to assess the RMM of construction organisations were identified from literature and used in the survey to collect data from respondents and subsequently analysed using the Fuzzy synthetic evaluation technique. Findings revealed that construction organisations undertaking JV projects are at the “defined maturity level” which means that these organisations only practice informal risk management and uses only qualitative risk assessment technique. The study recommends that further studies should focus on how to improve and move from the current RMM level of construction organisations to the next maturity level (managed and optimised).