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burst

A brief flux of intense radiation with a sudden onset and rapid decay, as is observed from Jupiter and from the Sun at radio wavelengths. Solar radio bursts are associated with flares. See also gamma-ray bursts; X-ray burst sources.

burst

[bərst]
(communications)
A sudden increase in the strength of a signal being received from beyond line-of-sight range.
A group of bits of characters that are transmitted together as a unit.
A group of errors that occur together in a communication and alter its content.
(computer science)
To separate a continuous roll of paper into stacks of individual sheets by means of a burster.
The transfer of a collection of records in a storage device, leaving an interval in which data for other requirements can be obtained from or entered into the device.
A sequence of signals regarded as a unit in data transmission.
(electronics)
An exceptionally large electric pulse in the circuit of an ionization chamber due to the simultaneous arrival of several ionizing particles.
A radar term for a single pulse of radio energy.
(ordnance)
Continuous fire from an automatic weapon, as from an aircraft machine gun, sometimes described as a long or short burst.
The explosion of a projectile, bomb, or similar munition.
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At times, pipe bursting contractors have run into situations where the old line was encased in concrete.
outside diameter bursting head was secured to the plastic pipe.
Racing against time, observers on the ground are striving to detect the bursting pulsar at other wavelengths.
The IPBA recognizes that growth of the pipe bursting market in North America is reliant on continued success of projects, expanded knowledge and experience of the utility system owners and their consultants, trained field staff, and the responsible use of pipe bursting technology.
Items within our control would include employee skills, layout of the project plan, selection of process (static or pneumatic), size and type of bursting machine, execution of the project work plan, equipment reliability and the sequence of the work.
Pipe bursting should be considered when any of the following conditions exist:
Pipe bursting, whether static or pneumatic, will pull a hardened steel burst head through an existing pipe and expand the soil, which allows a new pipe to follow in its path.
Pipe bursting must fracture and split the existing pipe.
Static pipe bursting is a method of replacing an existing pipe by exerting enough hydraulic force on a tool designed to cut or "burst" the pipe while pulling an "expander head" through the existing pipe path and expanding the surrounding soil to an outside diameter (O.
He said, "We have been bursting laterals for years, but because of bursting's association with large diameter pipes, contractors that specialized in small diameter work never considered it.
Report bursting is a desirable feature in any Enterprise Reporting system," said Bruce Gardner, President and CEO of Datawatch.
portion of the company's worldwide patent portfolio covering bursting, video delivery scheduling and rapid-casting.