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Bernhard, William L. 1931-

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Works: 5 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 89 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: CS71, 355.02
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Most widely held works by William L Bernhard
Lots of Lehmans : the family of Mayer Lehman of Lehman Brothers : remembered by his descendants( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Center for Jewish History has broken new ground with this richly produced book, unique in concept, content, and format. With candor and wit, fifty-five descendants of Mayer Lehman - youngest of the three founding brothers of Lehman Brothers - vividly portray the German immigrant, his formidable wife Babette, and their seven colorful offspring. Four generations of Lehmans lay bare their family chronicle filled with details and eccentricities that are both poignant and entertaining. As one of America's great German-Jewish financial dynasties, the Lehmans factor significantly into Stephen Birmingham's 1967 book, Our Crowd, which immortalized the great Jewish families of New York in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."--book jacket
Optical and etching studies of native aluminum oxide layers for use in by William L Bernhard( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autonomous unmanned systems and impacts to moral decision-making in future by William L Bernhard( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optical and etching studies of native aluminum oxide layers for use in microcavity photonic devices by William L Bernhard( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Optical communication and computing systems are required to meet future information transfer and processing needs. Microcavity devices serve as an enabling technology to implement and integrate optoelectronic systems. It is important to understand the optical and mechanical properties of materials utilize within microcavity devices. Only then is it possible to accurately model and analyze structures. Microcavity structures incorporating a high aluminum content AlGaAs layers are designed, grown, processed, and measured. The processing of these devices includes the conversion of high aluminum-content AlGaAs layers to native aluminum oxide (AlO) layers through the process of thermal oxidation. This selective conversion of microcavity layers provides for the necessary electrical and optical confinement required to produce a plethora of microphotonic devices. The optical properties of hydrolyzed AlO layers within a monolithic microcavity structure are experimentally determined. Also examined is the induced AlO layer stress, a result of volumetric shrinkage. Additional mechanical properties of GaAs/AlAs multilayer Fabry-Perot etalon structures are explored through the process of chemical etching. A suitable chemical solution to selectively etch converted AlO layers within a microcavity structure is developed. This research provides the foundation for future III-V MEMS technology development
Autonomous unmanned systems and impacts to moral decision-making in future warfare by William L Bernhard( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Technological advance continually offers new weapons and resources for combat operations. Subsequently, each technological advance necessitates of review of the current just war theory to ensure the current framework can handle the new technology and that combat is conducted in a manner that complies with the framework. One foreseeable advance in technology that will impact the current just war theory framework is the introduction of autonomous unmanned combat systems. Current human-controlled unmanned system success on the battlefield coupled with rapidly advancing processor technology will fuel the move to increasingly sophisticated autonomous combat vehicles. Additionally, the US Department of Defense has already pledged a several billion dollar investment to advance the research and development necessary to field these systems. This work will examine the rate of change of military technology throughout the centuries to highlight today's rapid development. It will then evaluate the current just war theory framework to see if autonomous weapons systems can comply with the existing framework and suggest areas for further study. The paper will then evaluate the current employment of unmanned systems and the feasibility of truly autonomous weapon systems in combat. The lessons of the past have demonstrated that all too often new technology is employed on the battlefield before it has been fully evaluated. This evaluation should include an examination of weapon system capability, the integration of new technology into existing military infrastructure and also consider how the new technology will impact current just war theory. Frequently, new technologies are pushed to the battlefront with only a consideration of actual capability with no consideration of moral or ethical impacts. This work seeks to avoid pitfalls of the past by beginning the look to the future of autonomous combat vehicles."--Abstract
 
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