release point


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release point

1. In road movements, a well-defined point on a route at which the elements composing a column return under the authority of their respective commanders, each one of these elements continuing its movement towards its own appropriate destination.
2. In air transport, a point on the ground directly above which the first paratroop or cargo item is airdropped. See also computed air release point.
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Club members take their pigeons to Chicopee, where they are put into a racing truck and taken to different release points to fly back to their owners' homes.
Next, the probability of contamination, or, the chance that a particle could travel from the aerosol release point to a given distance in the main corridor, was calculated for each particle size and ventilation mode (Table 3).
floridanum was 146 m from the release point of a pepper greenhouse; and in this greenhouse the parasitoids were found on the yellow sticky cards hung above the plants in the last row at both ends of the greenhouse.
It doesn't land until the ball arrives at the release point.
With this sensitivity to release point and draws the papermakers are very aware of changes and how to react to them.
Establish a communications node between the release point and the ISB.
The surface design has a higher release point that shortens product contact time and adhesion and facilitates a cleaner release.
This enabled the PAD team to update and refine the Computed Aerial Release Point in realtime while aboard the aircraft.
It then adjusts the calculated pitch's parameters, such as the spatial coordinates of the release point and the spin rate, according to a scheme aimed at minimizing the difference between the plotted trajectory and that of the videotaped original.
The task was modified by adding four release points marked on curve stands, four adjustable heights, four different weights, three specific distances (which were marked on the board), and a target, designed specifically to identify children's thinking about four variables: 1) release point (i.
Sometime within the subsequent 6 weeks, this mouse returned to the house from the 1,000-m release point and then from 750 m and 1,200 m away on consecutive days within our 3-day trapping period.
Included in the avionics upgrade is a full glass cockpit with new primary flight displays, and a Flight Management System (FMS) with High Altitude Release Point (HARP)/Computed Air Release Point (CARP) precision air drop software.