active component


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active component

[′ak·tiv kəm′pō·nənt]
(electricity)
In the phasor representation of quantities in an alternating-current circuit, the component of current, voltage, or apparent power which contributes power, namely, the active current, active voltage, or active power. Also known as power component.
(electronics)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

active component

A device that modifies the signals that pass through it in some manner. For example, an active hub in the network regenerates fading input pulses into new, strong output pulses. In contrast, a passive hub is just a junction box that does not affect the passing data. See passive component.
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In this work we identify active components (ACs) of Scatter Search [12].
By the end of May, selected Active component sustainment brigades will complete mission command adjustments with their aligned divisions, change patches, and receive new unit designations.
Goure countered that a commission would be expensive, and a probable outcome is a report that would suggest cutting out the controversial but cost-saving items, such as the wholesale surrender of Apaches to the active component.
"Using the least stringent definition, we observed PTSD rates across Active Component and National Guard study groups, study time points ranging from 20.7 percent to 30.5 percent, and depression rates ranging from 11.5 percent to 16 percent," the authors write.
of consuming tetrahydro cannabinol (THC), an active component of hashish.
They found that allspice extract exhibited the strongest suppression of toxin production; eugenol, the active component in allspice, was found to reduce E.
The BASF SCR catalysts comprise a catalytically active component coated on a ceramic honeycomb.
As of March 1, 2008, according to DOD, the United States had 159,700 troops stationed in Iraq--134,900 active component and 24,800 National Guard or Reserves.
NETCOM was the only Army command to accomplish all of its assigned retention objectives in both the Active Component and Reserve Components categories.
To make the most of expensive and sensitive ingredients in foods as well as pharmaceuticals, it is important that ingredient stability is high and that release of the active component occurs within a desired profile in the product.
The Army's goal for the Active component is 1 year deployed to 2 years at home station.
Reservists train alongside the active component units, forming a partnership that allows each to capitalize on the other's strengths."

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