Radio frequency identifi cation (RFID) technology is a wireless communication
technology that enables users to uniquely identify tagged objects or people.
RFID is rapidly becoming a cost-effective technology. This is in large part
due to the efforts of Wal-Mart and the Department of Defense (DoD)
incorporate RFID technology into their supply chains. In 2003, with the
of enabling pallet-level tracking of inventory, Wal-Mart issued an RFID
mandate requiring its top suppliers to begin tagging pallets and cases, with
Electronic Product Code (EPC) labels.
This handbook is approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense. 2. This handbook is for guidance only. This handbook cannot be cited as a requirement. If it is, the contractor does not have to comply. This mandate is a DoD requirement only; it is not applicable to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or other government agencies. 3. Every effort has been made to reflect the latest information on composite materials. The handbook is continually reviewed and revised to ensure its completeness and currentness.
This National Research Council (NRC) study, commissioned
by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in response
to a mandate from Congress, addresses the question
of whether there are alternatives to antipersonnel landmines
(APL)—including technologies, tactics, and operational concepts.
The study was conducted at an interesting historical
juncture, when the United States is at peace and, at the same
time, the number of new technologies rich in military possibilities
is unprecedented. The convergence of these two factors
presents the U.S.
NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE
MIL-HDBK-17-4 Volume 4 of 4 21 September 1999
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HANDBOOK
COMPOSITE MATERIALS HANDBOOK
VOLUME 4. METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES
This handbook is for guidance only. Do not cite this document as a requirement.
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1. This handbook is approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense. 2. This handbook is for guidance only. This handbook cannot be cited as a requirement.