control surface


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n control surface a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
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In literature:

He used to say that the horrible hue and surface of her crape dress was most likely the sufficient controlling force.
"Middlemarch" by George Eliot
The controlling surfaces should never be adjusted with a view to altering the stability of the aeroplane.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
Senator Hanna appeared on the surface to have control of the Convention.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Theodore Roosevelt
Hence it will be seen that a large surface is exposed to a small quantity of water, and in a way that it is entirely controllable.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
The first fifty miles of the descent is controlled by the exterior or surface engines.
"Life in a Thousand Worlds" by William Shuler Harris
But the tension on the control deck mounted as the surface of Roald loomed closer and closer.
"The Space Pioneers" by Carey Rockwell
The controlling surfaces should never be adjusted with a view to altering the stability of the aeroplane.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
Without wings or control surfaces, it is obviously not airworthy.
"By Proxy" by Gordon Randall Garrett
And did you notice where their control surfaces were?
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Make a subcultivation from both the control and the test suspension, upon the surface of nutrient agar; incubate under optimum conditions.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre

In poetry:

No! fancy may sometimes my reason control—
The surface be ruffled by passion's fierce breath,
But trust me, that still in the depths of my soul,
Love and reason together shall reign until death.
"Songs" by Peter John Allan

In news:

You now have the company that controls the OS competing with you with Microsoft Surface.
Converters of non-conductive web surfaces, such as pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes, must be vigilant in controlling static electricity.
Clear Channel (San Diego) ordered seven LX-24 control surfaces, 28 Blades and several PC drivers and Navigator software.
RadioNL recently installed Wheatstone E-1 control surfaces with WheatNet-IP audio over IP networking for its new studios feeding its 21 stations.
Wheatstone will introduce an all-new tabletop IP control surface, several IP audio products and an updated spectral audio processor at IBC2012.
The New South Wales scientists used a device called a scanning tunneling microscope to manipulate the atoms on the surface of the crystal in a way that allowed them to precisely pair one up with the electrode needed to control it.
Enlarge Allison Carey, The Plain Dealer Robert Gesking, retired Coast Guard, builds incredible, detailed model boats and submarines that are radio-controlled, they float, maneuver and the submarines dive below the water's surface.
Version 12 software introduces SideBox and SideSlide, two new control surfaces designed to give operators unprecedented control of all production elements.
A possible view of a human crew inside NASA's Orion spacecraft controlling and operating a robot on the lunar far side from a Lagrange point high above the surface.
A new feasibility study calls for the creek to be on the surface to provide more flood control and a park-like setting.
Microsoft's 30-inch tabletop Surface device is controlled through physical contact and hand gestures.
Microsoft's Surface features a 30-inch display that's controlled by hand gestures.
Kontrol Surface KS-1974 MIDI Controller from Smithson Martin, Running Emulator Modular Software.
Stanton announces several new update developments to its mixer control surface, the Stanton Control System1.

In science:

Taking advantage of the unprecedented capability of control that STM has on the displacements, nanometric indentations of the tip in the sample surface can be made to create bridges of variable minimal cross-section[39, 40, 41, 42].
Superconducting nanostructures fabricated with the STM
The coarse approach system, a piston whose controlled movement is produced by piezoelectric stacks, is designed to make, if wanted, strong indentation of the tip in the sample surface.
Superconducting nanostructures fabricated with the STM
This movement is well controlled and reproducible, and allows to access with the tip a wide surface area within the same cooling down run.
Superconducting nanostructures fabricated with the STM
The thermal control flight elements are multilayer insulation, thermal surfaces, thermal conduction control, and sensors.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
Actually, from Chap. 4.3.4 we expect that the true small parameter which controls the corrections to the Gaussian approximation should also involve the local curvature of the Fermi surface (i.e. the inverse effective masses mα i ) and the range of the interaction in momentum space.
Bosonization of Interacting Fermions in Arbitrary Dimensions