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SMB Host Processor Overhead  

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SMB SMB SMB Description There are two benchmarks included here. The msg_rate test measures the sustained MPI message rate using a communication pattern found in many real applications. For a complete explanation of the routine refer to http://www.cs.sandia.gov/smb/msgrate.html. The mpi_overhead test uses a post-work-wait method using MPI non-blocking send and receive calls to measure the user level overhead of the respective MPI calls. For a complete explanation of the routine refer to http://www.cs.sandia.gov/smb/overhead.html. Download SMB tar file How to Build The source files are in the src directory, in smb_1.0-1/src/mpi_overhead and smb_1.0-1/src/msgrate. Edit the Makefile for your environment and type 'make.' How to Run The executables run a single message at a time. The "run_script" scripts

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Method for decreasing arbitration overhead  

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This invention is a method for decreasing the arbitration overhead required to transfer messages on a shared multiprocessor bus.

Bergey, A.L. Jr.; Coale, J.L.

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overhead Distribution Vegetation Challenges  

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It is not uncommon for overhead distribution conductors to make contact with trees. While these incidental contacts can be either intermittent or relatively persistent, they are typically not detectable by overcurrent protection systems and do not result in interruptions on distribution circuits. This report focuses on the levels of fault currents and voltage gradients found along the fault pathway provided by trees from point of contact to earth. The purpose of this investigation was to measure the volt...

2008-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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HVDC Overhead Transmission Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is the initial version of a new EPRI publication, the HVDC Overhead Line Design Guide. The main objective of the report is to present a proposed outline for the guide so that users can review and discuss the content. The outline will then be fine-tuned with users to meet their needs. Topics unique to high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems have been identified and included in the outline. The topics will be addressed and design information added each year. The ultimate goal ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Overhead Line Worker Practices Survey: 2012  

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has undertaken a multiyear research project to identify and describe leading industry overhead line worker practices. This effort is intended to identify and document industry overhead distribution line work practices of note, identify shortterm products (such as practices guidelines) that EPRI can ...

2012-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Overhead Lineworker Practices: Lincoln Electric System  

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This report describes the findings of an overhead distribution line worker practices immersion conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) with the Lincoln Electric System (LES). The immersion was conducted as part of a multiyear effort by EPRI to identify noteworthy line worker practices related to the management of overhead distribution systems. More specifically, this report profiles the practices (the people, processes, and technology) in place at LES, a Lincoln, Nebraskabased utility. ...

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Path specialization: reducing phased execution overheads  

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As garbage collected languages become widely used, the quest for reducing collection overheads becomes essential. In this paper, we propose a compiler optimization called path specialization that shrinks the cost of memory barriers for a wide ... Keywords: c#, garbage collection, memory management, read barriers, write barriers

Filip Pizlo; Erez Petrank; Bjarne Steensgaard

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing memory sharing overheads in distributed JVMs  

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Distributed JVM systems by supporting Java’s shared-memory model enable concurrent Java applications to run transparently on clusters of computers. Aiming to reduce the overheads associated to memory coherence enforcement mechanisms required in ... Keywords: JVM, Java, cluster computing, concurrent Java applications, distributed shared memory, high-performance computing

Marcelo Lobosco; Orlando Loques; Claudio L. de Amorim

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overhead Transmission Inspection and Assessment Guidelines -- 2011  

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The emphasis within the transmission arena has shifted from designing and building new transmission facilities to optimizing the use, performance, and life of existing facilities. In the early 1990s, EPRI established an initiative to examine the capabilities and limitations of existing inspection and assessment methods and technology. One of the key needs identified was information on methods and technologies for inspecting/assessing the conditions and life expectancy of overhead transmission line compon...

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Overhead Transmission Line Inspector Workshop Proceedings - 2012  

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 This report presents the proceedings of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Overhead Transmission Line Inspector Workshop, which was held Monday, July 30, through Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at the Hyatt Place Hotel and at Georgia Power’s Klondike Training Center in Lithonia, Georgia.The first half day of the workshop focused on inspection and assessment, with a participant roundtable discussion, followed by utility, vendor and EPRI presentations on the ...

2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Overhead Transmission Inspection and Assessment Guidelines - 2012  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The emphasis within the transmission arena has shifted from designing and building new transmission facilities to optimizing the use, performance, and life of existing facilities. In the early 1990s, EPRI established an initiative to examine the capabilities and limitations of existing inspection and assessment methods and technology. One of the key needs identified was information on methods and technologies for inspecting/assessing the conditions and life expectancy of overhead transmission line ...

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Design of Overhead Distribution Systems  

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It is not uncommon for overhead distribution conductors to make contact with trees. These incidental contacts can be either intermittent or relatively persistent, are typically not detectable by overcurrent protection systems, and typically do not result in interruptions on distributions circuits. This project focuses on assessing voltage gradients and fault currents created when trees come into contact with distribution conductors, allowing current to flow through the tree from point of contact to earth...

2007-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Sizing of Overhead Ground Wires for Lightning  

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Overhead ground wires, or shield wires, are placed on transmission lines as air terminals for lightning strikes to shield the phase conductors from direct strikes. Although of short duration, lightning strikes to ground wires may result in significant damage. Utilities are increasingly using optical fiber ground wires (OPGWs), and severe damage to the OPGWs could result in failure of the communication link. There is renewed interest in the dimensioning and testing of ground wires for improved ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Bimetallic steel/aluminum wire for overhead telecommunication lines  

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for power transmission and overhead telecommunication lines and other .... " Method of manufacture of bimetallic wire for, e.g., trolley-bus cable or rods, n Inven-.

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Overhead elimination mechanisms in real-time systems  

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The OEM (Overhead Elimination Mechanism), a scheduler for finding minimal overheads with reduced context switches in real-time systems, was developed using procedural methods. Software produced by these methods has often proven to be inflexible and difficult ... Keywords: Real-time scheduling, context switches, object-oriented, procedural, rate monotonic algorithm

Ilhyun Lee; Haesun K. Lee; Narayan Debnath

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide for Selection of Overhead Line Components and Design Parameters  

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This report outlines the contents for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) report Guide for Selection of Overhead Line Components and Design Parameters that is to be developed under the Design and Construction—Approach and Practice project. It identifies the topics to be covered and the scope to be developed for each topic. New topics will be added to the list whenever such needs arise. Detailed information suitable for use in the design of overhead lines on a few topics will be ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Emerging and Future Inspection of Overhead Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This technical update report describes research by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) into emerging and future overhead electric transmission line inspection and assessment technologies. In 2008, EPRI published a report entitled Future Inspection of Overhead Transmission Lines (product 1016921) that documented scenarios and viable technologies that could be applied for the inspection of transmission lines over a multi-decade timeframe. That document was intended to provide a roadmap for near- a...

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-HDBK-1141-2001; Radiological Assessor Training, Overheads  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

13.1 13.1 Overhead 13.1 DOE-HDBK-1141-2001 Radiological Aspects of Accelerators Objectives: * Identify the general characteristics of accelerators. * Identify the types of particles accelerated. * Identify the two basic types of accelerators. * Identify uses for accelerators. * Define prompt radiation. * Identify prompt radiation sources. OT 13.2 Overhead 13.2 DOE-HDBK-1141-2001 Radiological Aspects of Accelerators (cont.) Objectives: * Define radioactivation. * Explain how contaminated material differs from activated material with regard to radiological concerns. * Identify activation sources. OT 13.3 Overhead 13.3 DOE-HDBK-1141-2001 Radiological Aspects of Accelerators (cont.) Objectives: * Identify engineered and administrative controls at accelerator facilities. * Identify the special

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Nondestructive Testing of Overhead Transmission Lines: Numerical and Experimental Investigation  

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Overhead transmission lines are periodically inspected using both on-ground and helicopter-aided visual inspection. Factors including sun glare, cloud cover, close proximity to power lines and the rapidly changing visual circumstances make airborne inspection of power lines a particularly hazardous task. In this research, a finite element model is developed that can be used to create the theoretical dispersion curves of an overhead transmission line. The complex geometry of the overhead transmission line is the primary reason for absence of a theoretical solution to get the analytical dispersion curves. The numerical results are then verified with experimental tests using a non-contact and broadband laser detection technique. The methodology developed in this study can be further extended to a continuous monitoring system and be applied to other cable monitoring applications, such as bridge cable monitoring, which would otherwise put human inspectors at risk.

Kulkarni, Salil Subhash

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overhead Line Loading Program (OHLOAD) Version 2.0  

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OHLOAD allows the user to calculate thermal ratings and conductor temperatures for overhead power transmission lines. EPRI's Overhead Line Loading Program (OHLOAD 2.0) calculates bare conductor temperatures and thermal ratings based on user-specified weather parameters and user-specified electrical load. The calculation methods available in OHLOAD are based on various CIGRE, IEEE, and EPRI documents. WindowsXP, Vista, and Windows 7. The PC must have at least 20 MB of free disk space and a Pentium II proc...

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overhead Transmission Line Lightning and Grounding Reference Book 2012  

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In North America and many other parts of the world, lightning remains the primary cause of transmission line outages, momentary interruptions, and reliability and maintenance problems. The lightning performance of transmission lines may be improved by applying overhead ground wires, providing a low impedance connection to ground, and selecting appropriate insulation levels for the phase conductors. The success of these measures is not always ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The Importance of Non-Data-Communication Overheads in MPI  

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With processor speeds no longer doubling every 18â??24 months owing to the exponential increase in power consumption and heat dissipation, modern high-end computing systems tend to rely less on the performance of single processing units and instead ... Keywords: Blue Gene/P, MPI, non-data-communication overheads

Pavan Balaji; Anthony Chan; William Gropp; Rajeev Thakur; Ewing Lusk

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overhead reduction in a distributed path management system  

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CEAS (cross entropy ant system) is a distributed, robust and adaptive swarm intelligence system for path management in communication networks. This paper focuses on strategies for handling the overhead in terms of processing cycles, memory storage, and ... Keywords: Cross entropy, Path management, Swarm intelligence

Poul E. Heegaard; Otto J. Wittner

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Approach for Reduction of the Security Overhead in Smart Grid Communication Infrastructure Employing Dedicated Encryption  

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An Approach for Reduction of the Security Overhead in Smart Grid Communication Infrastructure for data secu- rity within the Smart Grid communications infrastructure. A significant part communication channels. Keywords--Smart Grid; information-communication infras- tructure; overheads; data

Kavcic, Aleksandar

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Overhead Transmission Line Inspection - Online Training (OTLOT) Version 9.0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EPRI Overhead Transmission Line Inspection - Online Training is a CD-based application for training on how to complete overhead transmission line inspections.It contains fourteen modules of instruction on overhead transmission line inspections. A browser interface helps the user navigate through the interactive training. As the user moves through the module, it provides instruction, application practice, and review questions.Benefits & ...

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Bounding Communication Energy Overhead in Parallel Networks with Power-Delay Scalability  

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We propose the energy scalability and power-delay product scalability as new metrics for calculating and estimating boundaries on the energy overhead of parallel processing systems. Because both properties consider network topology and the algorithm ... Keywords: energy overhead, communication overhead, energy scalability, power-delay scalability

James S. Tandon; Steven E. Butner

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PRE-SW EPRI Overhead Transmission Line Inspection - Online Training (OTLOT) Version 9.0, Beta  

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The EPRI Overhead Transmission Line Inspection - Online Training is a CD-based application for training on how to complete overhead transmission line inspections.It contains fourteen modules of instruction on overhead transmission line inspections. A browser interface helps the user navigate through the interactive training. As the user moves through the module, it provides instruction, application practice, and review questions.    Benefits ...

2013-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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CLOMP: Accurately Characterizing OpenMP Application Overheads  

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Despite its ease of use, OpenMP has failed to gain widespread use on large scale systems, largely due to its failure to deliver sufficient performance. Our experience indicates that the cost of initiating OpenMP regions is simply too high for the desired OpenMP usage scenario of many applications. In this paper, we introduce CLOMP, a new benchmark to characterize this aspect of OpenMP implementations accurately. CLOMP complements the existing EPCC benchmark suite to provide simple, easy to understand measurements of OpenMP overheads in the context of application usage scenarios. Our results for several OpenMP implementations demonstrate that CLOMP identifies the amount of work required to compensate for the overheads observed with EPCC. Further, we show that CLOMP also captures limitations for OpenMP parallelization on NUMA systems.

Bronevetsky, G; Gyllenhaal, J; de Supinski, B

2008-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide for High Temperature Operation of Overhead Lines: 2012 Updates  

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This Guide assists users in raising the capacities of overhead transmission lines by increasing the conductor temperature. It is based on a wealth of knowledge accumulated from extensive research conducted internally at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), information from manufacturers, and results from research conducted outside of EPRI. The Guide has evolved from a collection of numerous EPRI reports published in the past, including Effect of High-Temperature Cycling on Conductor ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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HVDC Overhead Line Design Guide: 2013 Interim Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is an updated version of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) report HVDC Overhead Line Design Guide (1024326). An outline developed in 2012 identified all of the topics to be covered by the report. A draft for high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) ground electrodes and another for HVDC conductor selection were also included in the 2012 version. These topics were finalized in 2013, and the topics of HVDC line performance and insulation were added to the report. All four ...

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Models of Overhead Transmission Lines Operating at High Temperatures  

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Bare stranded overhead transmission line conductorsreferred to as aluminum conductor steel reinforced ACSRtypically consist of at least two layers of aluminum strands, helically stranded around a core consisting of steel wires. The current that flows through such conductors is located predominantly in the aluminum layers while the steel core provides mechanical strength and limits sag at high temperature. The lack of new line construction combined with the decoupling of transmission from power generatio...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Parameters that Influence the Aging and Degradation of Overhead Conductors  

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EPRI has been investigating degradation mechanisms, inspection methods, and condition assessment methods for overhead line conductors for a few years. This report identifies conductor failure modes and discusses the associated degradation mechanisms. It further discusses methods of inspection and assessment that may be used to establish the current condition of conductors. Finally, it discusses how this data can be used to develop end-of-life criteria and estimate remaining useful life for conductors.

2003-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide for Operating Overhead Lines at High Temperatures  

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This Guide assists users in raising the capacities of overhead transmission lines by increasing the conductor temperature. It is based on a wealth of knowledge accumulated from extensive research conducted internally at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), information from manufacturers, and results from research conducted outside of EPRI. The Guide evolved from a collection of numerous EPRI reports published in the past, for example, Effect of High-Temperature Cycling on Conductor Systems (EPRI...

2010-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual photography  

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We present a novel photographic technique called dual photography, which exploits Helmholtz reciprocity to interchange the lights and cameras in a scene. With a video projector providing structured illumination, reciprocity permits us to generate pictures ... Keywords: dual photography, image synthesis, image-based relighting

Pradeep Sen; Billy Chen; Gaurav Garg; Stephen R. Marschner; Mark Horowitz; Marc Levoy; Hendrik P. A. Lensch

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Achieving Robustness and Minimizing Overhead in Parallel Algorithms Through Overlapped Communication/Computation  

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One of the major goals in the design of parallel processing machines and algorithms is to achieve robustness and reduce the effects of the overhead introduced when a given problem is parallelized or a fault occurs. A key contributor to overhead is communication ... Keywords: Proteus Parallel Computer System, communication overhead, complete exchange, fault tolerance, overlapping computing and communication, partitioning and scheduling for high-performance

Arun K. Somani; Allen M. Sansano

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-HDBK-1143-2001; Radiological Control Training for Supervisors - Overheads  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Control Training for Supervisors Control Training for Supervisors DOE-HDBK-1143-2001 Overheads Office of Environment, Safety & Health U.S. Department of Energy Radiological Control Training for Supervisors DOE-HDBK-1143-2001 Overheads This page intentionally left blank. ii OT 1.1 DOE-HDBK-1143-2001 Overhead 1.1 Regulatory Documents Objectives: * Identify the hierarchy of regulatory documents. * Define the purposes of 10 CFR Parts 820, 830 and 835. * Define the purpose of the DOE Radiological Control Standard. OT 1.2 DOE-HDBK-1143-2001 Overhead 1.2 Regulatory Documents (cont.) Objectives: * Define the terms

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Effective Methods in Reducing Communication Overheads in Solving  

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0/2002 Yun (Helen) He, GHC2002 1 0/2002 Yun (Helen) He, GHC2002 1 Effective Methods in Reducing Communication Overheads in Solving PDE Problems on Distributed-Memory Computer Architectures Chris Ding and Yun (Helen) He Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 10/10/2002 Yun (Helen) He, GHC2002 2 Outline n Introduction n Traditional Method n Ghost Cell Expansion (GCE) Method n GCE Algorithm n Diagonal Communication Elimination (DCE) Technique n Analysis of GCE Method n Message Volume n Communication Time n Memory Usage and Computational Cost n Performance n Test Problem n Test Results n Conclusions 10/10/2002 Yun (Helen) He, GHC2002 3 Background n On a distributed system, each processor holds a problem

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A Negative-Overhead, Self-Timed Pipeline  

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This' paper presents' a novel variation of wave pipelining that we call "surfing." In previous wave pipelined designs, timing uncertainty grows' monotonically as events' propagate through gates or other logic elements'. We bound this dispersion by propagating a timing pulse along with the data values. Our logic elements have delays' that are smaller in the presence of the pulse than in its' absence. This' produces a "surfing " effect: events' are bound in close proximity to the timing pulse. We demonstrate this approach with the design of a 4x12 multiplier. Spice simulations from the extracted layout indicate that this design is robust in the presence of fabrication parameter variation and power supply noise. Because timing is' maintained by accelerating the logic, our designs achieve lower latency than their purely combinational equivalents'. Thus, the control overhead for these designs is' indeed negative.

Brian D. Winters; Mark R. Greenstreet

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experience Based Seismic Verification Guidelines for Overhead Crane Systems: Volume I - Seismic Review Procedure; Volume II - Performance of Overhead Cranes in Strong Motion Earthquakes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides guidelines that can be used to perform an experience-based seismic capability verification of overhead cranes systems at nuclear power plants. The report summarizes seismic experience data from strong-motion earthquakes for these systems and identifies the characteristics of systems that could lead to failure or unacceptable behavior in an earthquake. The seismic experience data show that overhead crane systems exhibit extremely good performance under strong-motion seismic loading, w...

2005-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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An analytical model for input-buffered optical packet switches with reconfiguration overhead  

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The overhead associated with reconfiguring a switch fabric in optical packet switches is an important issue in relation to the packet transmission time and can adversely affect switch performance. The reconfiguration overhead increases the mean waiting ... Keywords: Batch arrival, Discrete-time system, Optical communication, Stochastic analysis, Stochastic decomposition

Kuan-Hung Chou; Woei Lin

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost-free scan: a low-overhead scan path design methodology  

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Conventional scan design imposes considerable area and delay overhead by using larger scan flip-flops and additional scan wires without utilizing the functionality of the combinational logic. We propose a novel low-overhead scan design methodology, called ... Keywords: Scan design, DFT, Testing

Chih-Chang Lin; Mike Tien-Chien Lee; Malgorzata Marek-Sadowska; Kuang-Chien Chen

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual photography  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Figure 1: (a) Conventional photograph of a scene, illuminated by a projector with all its pixels turned on. (b) After measuring the light transport between the projector and the camera using structured illumination, our technique is able to synthesize a photorealistic image from the point of view of the projector. This image has the resolution of the projector and is illuminated by a light source at the position of the camera. The technique can capture subtle illumination effects such as caustics and self-shadowing. Note, for example, how the glass bottle in the primal image (a) appears as the caustic in the dual image (b) and vice-versa. Because we have determined the complete light transport between the projector and camera, it is easy to relight the dual image using a synthetic light source (c) or a light modified by a matte captured later by the same camera (d). We present a novel photographic technique called dual photography, which exploits Helmholtz reciprocity to interchange the lights and cameras in a scene. With a video projector providing structured illumination, reciprocity permits us to generate pictures from the viewpoint of the projector, even though no camera was present at that location. The technique is completely image-based, requiring no knowledge of scene geometry or surface properties, and

Pradeep Sen; Billy Chen; Gaurav Garg; Stephen R. Marschner; Mark Horowitz; Marc Levoy; Hendrik P. A. Lensch

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Environmental Effects of Current Underground and Overhead Transmission Line Construction and Maintenance in the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report assesses environmental effects of current underground and overhead transmission line construction and maintenance in the United States.

2008-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Overhead Transmission Lines (LCCA) Version 1.1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The LCCA software is a tool to assist transmission line designers in selecting the optimized design for an overhead line by comparing the life-cycle cost of various design options. Windows2000, XP, and Vista Excel 2003 and 2007

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Radial Temperature Gradients of Overhead Conductors: Impact on Sag and Rating Calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is critical for power companies to have a good understanding of the temperatures at which the bare phase conductors in their overhead transmission lines operate, particularly during system emergencies. Overhead lines are designed to have adequate clearance and normal aging for a maximum allowable conductor temperature (MACT). At or near the MACT, the electrical clearances to people, objects, buildings, and other lower-voltage conductors are at their minimum, and the design limit on loss of ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Transport Devices for Overhead Conductors: State of the Art Review and Promising Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes activities surrounding the possible development of a transmission line inspection robot as a transport device for overhead conductors. EPRI research on technologies for inspection of transmission line conductors had identified the need for a highly automated transport device to apply available inspection technologies along the length of a transmission line with minimal human intervention. A literature search was performed to identify past robotics work applied to overhead power lin...

2003-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Live Working Considerations in Design and Construction of Overhead Transmission Lines  

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Live working (LW) on overhead transmission lines is the performance of maintenance, construction, and inspection of equipment and circuits that are energized or that may become energized. This report discusses aspects of design and construction of overhead transmission lines that are important to (LW) and examines design modifications that can significantly impact the safe, efficient, and cost-effective performance of LW. This guidance should help line designers identify ways to incorporate the ...

2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual Arm Work Module Development and Appplications  

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The dual arm work module (DAWM) was developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) by the Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP) as a development test bed to study issues related to dual arm manipulation, including platform cotilguration, controls, automation, operations, and tooling. The original platform was based on two Schilling Titan II manipulators mounted to a 5-degree-of- freedom (DOF) base fabricated by RedZone Robotics, Inc. The 5-DOF articulation provided a center torso rotation, linear actuation to change the separation between the arms, and arm base rotation joints to provide "elbows up," elbows down," or "elbows out" orientation. A series of tests were conducted on operations, tooling, and task space scene analysis (TSSA)-driven robotics for overhead transporter- mounted and crane hook-deployed scenarios. A concept was developed for DAWM deployment from a large remote work vehicle, but the project was redirected to support dismantlement of the Chicago Pile #5 (CP-5) reactor at Argonne National Laboratory in fiscal year (FY) 1997. Support of CP-5 required a change in focus of the dual arm technology from that of a development test bed to a system focussed for a specific end user. ORNL teamed with the Idaho National Environmental ,Engineering Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and the Savannah River Technology Center to deliver a crane-deployed derivative of the DAWM, designated the dual arm work platform (DAWP). RTDP staff supported DAWP at CP-5 for one FY; Argonne staff continued operation through to dismantlement of the reactor internals. Lessons learned from this interaction were extensive. Beginning in FY 1999, dual arm development activities are again being pursued in the context of those lessons learned. This paper describes the progression of philosophy of the DAWM from initial test bed to lessons learned through interaction at CP-5 and to the present investigation of telerobotic assist of teleoperation and TSSA- driven robotics.

Noakes, M.W.

1999-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the Inspection and Assessment of Overhead Transmission Line Equipment Workshop: 13 – 15 May 2003, Monterey, CA  

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This report contains papers and materials presented at the Inspection and Assessment of Overhead Transmission Line Equipment Workshop held in Monterey, California in May of 2003.

2003-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-0962: Construction and Routine Operation of a 12-kilovolt Overhead  

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62: Construction and Routine Operation of a 12-kilovolt 62: Construction and Routine Operation of a 12-kilovolt Overhead Powerline and Formal Authorization for a 10-inch and 8-inch Fresh Water Pipeline Right-of-Way at Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1, Kern County, California EA-0962: Construction and Routine Operation of a 12-kilovolt Overhead Powerline and Formal Authorization for a 10-inch and 8-inch Fresh Water Pipeline Right-of-Way at Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1, Kern County, California SUMMARY This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of the proposal to install an overhead powerline extension from the U.S. Department of Energy's Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 (NPR-1) power source to the WKWD Station A, which will significantly reduce NPR-1's overall utility costs. NPR-1 is known as Elk Hills oil field and is located in the southern San Joaquin Valley,

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A Neural Network Model for Construction Projects Site Overhead Cost Estimating in Egypt  

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Estimating of the overhead costs of building construction projects is an important task in the management of these projects. The quality of construction management depends heavily on their accurate cost estimation. Construction costs prediction is a very difficult and sophisticated task especially when using manual calculation methods. This paper uses Artificial Neural Network (ANN) approach to develop a parametric cost-estimating model for site overhead cost in Egypt. Fifty-two actual real-life cases of building projects constructed in Egypt during the seven year period 2002-2009 were used as training materials. The neural network architecture is presented for the estimation of the site overhead costs as a percentage from the total project price.

ElSawy, Ismaail; Razek, Mohammed Abdel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Simulation of Lightning Attachment to Earthed Overhead Transmission Line Structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper a novel method is presented to investigate lightning stroke attachment to earthed overhead transmission line structures. This method is based on the dynamic simulation of lightning downward leader movement toward the ground in three dimensions. ... Keywords: charge simulation method, downward leader, lightning, transmission line, upward leader

Mohammad Reza Bank Tavakoli; Behrooz Vahidi

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overhead energy considerations for efficient routing in wireless sensor networks q  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy is the most critical resource in the life of a wireless sensor node. Therefore, its usage must be optimized to maximize the network life. It is known that for higher path loss exponent values, utilizing shorter communication links reduces the transmitter energy, whenever the radio equipment has power adjustment capability. Although the transmitter energy is one of the major factors of total energy dissipation, neglecting the overhead energy could result in suboptimal energy usage. Routing algorithms should also be concerned about the overhead energy which is wasted at each hop of data transfer. In this paper, we investigate the use of multi-hop communication links and compare the amount of energy gain upon alternative routes using analytical techniques. We show that employing multi-hop links does not always result in energy gain, and try to quantify situations when it is advantageous. The analytical results are used in routing decisions and their effect in energy efficiency is validated using simulations. Moreover, we also quantify the gain achieved in terms of lifetime by considering overhead energy on power adjustable sensors for different environmental conditions. We show that the network lifetime can dramatically decrease, if the overhead energy component is neglected during routing decisions.

E. Ilker Oyman; Cem Ersoy

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

54

EPRI Overhead Transmission Line Inspection - Online Training (OTLOT) Version 8.0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This course describes the different types of compression connectors for overhead transmission lines and their application, construction, degradation and failure modes, inspection and assessment methods, and remediation techniques.    Benefits & Value:Proper Construction and Installation of Compression Connectors will allow for the following:Self-paced learning opportunityReduced cost of travel and time outside the ...

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

55

Multi-stage programming with functors and monads: Eliminating abstraction overhead from generic code  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We use multi-stage programming, monads and Ocaml's advanced module system to demonstrate how to eliminate all abstraction overhead from generic programs, while avoiding any inspection of the resulting code. We demonstrate this clearly with Gaussian Elimination ... Keywords: Functor, Generative, Genericity, Linear algebra, MetaOCaml, Staging, Symbolic

Jacques Carette; Oleg Kiselyov

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

Predicting energy and performance overhead of real-time operating systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a high-level method for rapidly and accurately estimating energy and performance overhead of Real-Time Operating Systems. Unlike most other approaches, which rely on Transaction-Level Modeling (TLM), we infer the information we need directly ...

Sandro Penolazzi; Ingo Sander; Ahmed Hemani

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Thermal and Corona Models of Overhead Transmission Lines Operating at High Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In an attempt to meet increasing demand by pushing more power through existing lines, the power industry has frequently resorted to operating overhead transmission lines at higher temperatures than ever before. There is reason to believe that the empirical models developed in the past for determining conductor temperature and corona performance are in error at these elevated temperatures. In an effort to safely and reliably push more power, it will be important for utilities to understand the temperature...

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

58

Electrical and mechanical design criteria for EHV and UHV: overhead transmission lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results are presented of a program devoted to the selection of electrical and mechanical design criteria and parameters for overhead power transmission lines for ac systems rated at from 345 to 1100 kV and for dc systems rated at from 600 to 1200 kV. Information is included on the environmental effects, i.e., audible noise and electric fields, of the lines, mechanical and economic requirements, safety, failures, grounding, and lightning protection. (LCL)

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1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey of Utility Practices for Rating Overhead Transmission Line and Component Condition: Survey Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities have expressed an interest in using analytical tools and methods for evaluating the condition of their overhead transmission facilities and line components. These analytical techniques are intended to provide a systematic approach to ensure that planned expenditures for inspection and maintenance programs are being applied in the most cost-effective way that benefits the organization and public as a whole. Prescriptive or time-based methods used by the utilities for many years might not be ...

2013-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

60

Proceedings of the First Overhead Transmission Line Equipment and Maintenance Practices Conference: 14-16 May 2002, Monterey, CA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report contains the presentation material and papers from the 1st Overhead Transmission Line Equipment and Maintenance Practices Conference held in Monterey, California, May 14-16, 2002.

2002-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Inspection and Assessment of Overhead Transmission Line Hardware, Conductors and Shield Wires: Technology Overview of Conductor Inspection Tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes in detail the theory and operation of technologies for the inspection of overhead transmission line conductors and evaluates their effectiveness. It covers existing technologies and technologies that are commercially available but have the promise of becoming effective screening and, in some cases, predictive tools in the future. Technologies described and assessed include:The Cormon overhead line corrosion detectorThe Cross-Checker ...

2013-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

62

Optimizing the replacement of overhead lines in rural distribution systems with respect to reliability and customer value  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we present a method for establishing the value of a network’s components from a reliability worth perspective. The method can be applied to a general distribution system i.e. both for radial and meshed network systems. Moreover, this paper shows results from an application study for a rural network system that is dominated by overhead lines. The purpose of the study was to establish the value of a secondary feeding point. Further, the method is used to establish the best replacement strategy for the concerned overhead lines.

Patrik Hilber; Bengt Hällgren; Lina Bertling

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

The Reliability Investigation on ACSR Splice Connector Systems Used in Overhead Power transmission Lines  

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Due to material discontinuity and inherited forming mechanism from a crimped-type splice connector, the associated conductor-connector system is highly sensitive to system components aging, especially during high-temperature operations. Furthermore, due to the increase in power demand and limited investment in new infrastructure, existing overhead power transmission lines often need to operate at temperatures higher than the original designed values. This has led to the accelerated aging and degradation of conductor-connector systems. The implications of connector aging are two-fold: (1) significant increase in resistivity of the splice connector and (2) significant reduction in the connector clamping strength. Therefore, splice connectors are one of the weakest links in the electric power transmission infrastructure. In this paper we will discuss the reliability of splice connector systems, including both single stage and two stage splice connectors, used in ACSR conductor of transmission lines under high temperature operations.

Wang, Jy-An John [ORNL; Jiang, Hao [ORNL; Ren, Fei [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

facial reduction and extended duals  

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Facial reduction and extended duals Here we study two fundamental approaches ...... denberghe, and Henry Wolkowicz, editors, Handbook of semidefinite ...

65

Dual generalized Bernstein basis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The generalized Bernstein basis in the space @P"n of polynomials of degree at most n, being an extension of the q-Bernstein basis introduced by Philips [Bernstein polynomials based on the q-integers, Ann. Numer. Math. 4 (1997) 511-518], is given by the ... Keywords: Bernstein basis, Big q-Jacobi polynomials, Discrete Bernstein basis, Dual basis, Generalized Bernstein basis, Little q-Jacobi polynomials, Shifted Jacobi polynomials, q -Bernstein basis

Stanis?aw Lewanowicz; Pawe? Wo?ny

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Dual battery system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dual battery system is described, comprising: a primary first battery having a first open circuit voltage, the first battery including a first positive electrode, a first negative electrode, and a first electrolyte; a second battery having a second open circuit voltage less than the first open circuit voltage, the second battery including a second positive electrode, a second negative electrode, and a second electrolyte stored separately and isolated from the first electrolyte; a pair of positive and negative terminals; and electrical connections connecting the first and second batteries in parallel to the terminals so that, as current is drawn from the batteries, the amount of current drawn from each respective battery at a constant voltage level varies with the magnitude of the current.

Wruck, W.J.

1993-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

67

Dual Tank Fuel System  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dual tank fuel system has primary and secondary fuel tanks, with the primary tank including a filler pipe to receive fuel and a discharge line to deliver fuel to an engine, and with a balance pipe interconnecting the primary tank and the secondary tank. The balance pipe opens close to the bottom of each tank to direct fuel from the primary tank to the secondary tank as the primary tank is filled, and to direct fuel from the secondary tank to the primary tank as fuel is discharged from the primary tank through the discharge line. A vent line has branches connected to each tank to direct fuel vapor from the tanks as the tanks are filled, and to admit air to the tanks as fuel is delivered to the engine.

Wagner, Richard William (Albion, NY); Burkhard, James Frank (Churchville, NY); Dauer, Kenneth John (Avon, NY)

1999-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

68

Dual surface interferometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A double-pass interferometer is provided which allows direct measurement of relative displacement between opposed surfaces. A conventional plane mirror interferometer may be modified by replacing the beam-measuring path cube-corner reflector with an additional quarterwave plate. The beam path is altered to extend to an opposed plane mirrored surface and the reflected beam is placed in interference with a retained reference beam split from dual-beam source and retroreflected by a reference cube-corner reflector mounted stationary with the interferometer housing. This permits direct measurement of opposed mirror surfaces by laser interferometry while doubling the resolution as with a conventional double-pass plane mirror laser interferometer system.

Pardue, R.M.; Williams, R.R.

1980-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

69

Dual surface interferometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A double-pass interferometer is provided which allows direct measurement of relative displacement between opposed surfaces. A conventional plane mirror interferometer may be modified by replacing the beam-measuring path cube-corner reflector with an additional quarter-wave plate. The beam path is altered to extend to an opposed plane mirrored surface and the reflected beam is placed in interference with a retained reference beam split from dual-beam source and retroreflected by a reference cube-corner reflector mounted stationary with the interferometer housing. This permits direct measurement of opposed mirror surfaces by laser interferometry while doubling the resolution as with a conventional double-pass plane mirror laser interferometer system.

Pardue, Robert M. (Knoxville, TN); Williams, Richard R. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Performance Evaluation for Modular, Scalable Overhead Cooling Systems In Data Centers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Scientific and enterprise data centers, IT equipment product development, and research data center laboratories typically require continuous cooling to control inlet air temperatures within recommended operating levels for the IT equipment. The consolidation and higher density aggregation of slim computing, storage and networking hardware has resulted in higher power density than what the raised-floor system design, coupled with commonly used computer rack air conditioning (CRAC) units, was originally conceived to handle. Many existing data centers and newly constructed data centers adopt CRAC units, which inherently handle heat transfer within data centers via air as the heat transfer media. This results in energy performance of the ventilation and cooling systems being less than optimal. Understanding the current trends toward higher power density in IT computing, more and more IT equipment manufacturers are designing their equipment to operate in 'conventional' data center environments, while considering provisions of alternative cooling solutions to either their equipment or supplemental cooling in rack or row systems. Naturally, the trend toward higher power density resulting from current and future generations of servers has, in the meanwhile, created significant opportunities for precision cooling suppliers to engineer and manufacture packaged modular and scalable systems. The modular and scalable cooling systems aim at significantly improving efficiency while addressing the thermal challenges, improving reliability, and allowing for future needs and growth. Such pre-engineered and manufactured systems may be a significant improvement over current design; however, without an energy efficiency focus, their applications could also lead to even lower energy efficiencies in the overall data center infrastructure. The overall goal of the project supported by California Energy Commission was to characterize four commercially available, modular cooling systems installed in a data center. Such modular cooling systems are all scalable localized units, and will be evaluated in terms of their operating energy efficiency in a real data center, respectively, as compared to the energy efficiency of traditional legacy data center cooling systems. The technical objective of this project was to evaluate the energy performance of one of the four commercially available modular cooling systems installed in a data center in Sun Microsystems, Inc. This report is the result of a test plan that was developed with the industrial participants' input, including specific design and operating characteristics of the selected modular localized cooling solution provided by vendor 1. The technical evaluation included monitoring and measurement of selected parameters, and establishing and calculating energy efficiency metrics for the selected cooling product, which is a modular, scalable overhead cooling system. The system was tested in a hot/cold aisle environment without separation, or containment or the hot or cold aisles. The scope of this report is to quantify energy performance of the modular cooling unit in operation as it corresponds to a combination of varied server loads and inlet air temperatures. The information generated from this testing when combined with a concurrent research study to document the energy efficiency of the host data center's central chilled water cooling plant can be used to estimate potential energy savings from implementing modular cooling compared to conventional cooling in data centers.

Xu, TengFang T.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility, IG-0599 |...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility, IG-0599 Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility, IG-0599 The Dual...

72

UWB dual burst transmit driver  

SciTech Connect

A dual burst transmitter for ultra-wideband (UWB) communication systems generates a pair of precisely spaced RF bursts from a single trigger event. An input trigger pulse produces two oscillator trigger pulses, an initial pulse and a delayed pulse, in a dual trigger generator. The two oscillator trigger pulses drive a gated RF burst (power output) oscillator. A bias driver circuit gates the RF output oscillator on and off and sets the RF burst packet width. The bias driver also level shifts the drive signal to the level that is required for the RF output device.

Dallum, Gregory E. (Livermore, CA); Pratt, Garth C. (Discovery Bay, CA); Haugen, Peter C. (Livermore, CA); Zumstein, James M. (Livermore, CA); Vigars, Mark L. (Livermore, CA); Romero, Carlos E. (Livermore, CA)

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

73

Dual function conducting polymer diodes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Dual function diodes based on conjugated organic polymer active layers are disclosed. When positively biased the diodes function as light emitters. When negatively biased they are highly efficient photodiodes. Methods of preparation and use of these diodes in displays and input/output devices are also disclosed.

Heeger, Alan J. (Santa Barbara, CA); Yu, Gang (Goleta, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Dual lookups in pattern databases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A pattern database (PDB) is a heuristic function stored as a lookup table. Symmetries of a state space are often used to enable multiple values to be looked up in a PDB for a given state. This paper introduces an additional PDB lookup, called the dual ...

Ariel Felner; Uzi Zahavi; Jonathan Schaeffer; Robert C. Holte

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Dual Fluidized Bed Biomass Gasification  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The dual fluidized bed reactor is a recirculating system in which one half of the unit operates as a steam pyrolysis device for biomass. The pyrolysis occurs by introducing biomass and steam to a hot fluidized bed of inert material such as coarse sand. Syngas is produced during the pyrolysis and exits the top of the reactor with the steam. A crossover arm, fed by gravity, moves sand and char from the pyrolyzer to the second fluidized bed. This sand bed uses blown air to combust the char. The exit stream from this side of the reactor is carbon dioxide, water and ash. There is a second gravity fed crossover arm to return sand to the pyrolysis side. The recirculating action of the sand and the char is the key to the operation of the dual fluidized bed reactor. The objective of the project was to design and construct a dual fluidized bed prototype reactor from literature information and in discussion with established experts in the field. That would be appropriate in scale and operation to measure the relative performance of the gasification of biomass and low ranked coals to produce a high quality synthesis gas with no dilution from nitrogen or combustion products.

None

2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

76

Proposed Norton-Tesuque 115 kV overhead transmission line and substation in Sante Fe, New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

Construction is proposed of a 115/12.5-kilovolt (kV), 10/12.5-megavolt-ampere (MVA) substation in the Tesuque area and of 9.02 miles of 115-kV overhead transmission line from the Norton Station to the new substation in an area approximately three miles north of Sante Fe, New Mexico. The project would involve the granting of a 100-foot width right-of-way by the Tesuque Pueblo, the construction of the substation on the Tesuque Pueblo Indian Reservation between the Rio Tesuque and New Mexico 85, the addition of a 115-kV breaker bay at Norton Station, and the installation of two underground 12.47-kV distribution feeders to connect to existing ones in the Tesuque area. In addition, the station would be designed to accommodate one future underground 12.47-kV feeder that would terminate at a future distribution line in the Tesuque area. The preferred transmission line route would originate at the Norton Station and proceed east-northeast up Calabasa Arroyo to a point approximately 1.1 miles north of the southwest corner of the Tesuque Pueblo boundary. From this point the route would proceed east to the proposed substation site.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Dual valve well pump installation  

SciTech Connect

A reciprocating electric motor-pump assembly for lifting well fluid on downstroke of the motor pump assembly, the pump including a barrel below the motor having dual combined inlet and outlet valve means at the lower end thereof, the pump piston moving in the barrel having annular grooves therearound to prevent differential pressure sticking, the electric cable supplying the electric motor being tubular to vent the pump and prevent vacuum or gas lock, there being a packer about the valve barrel separating the outlet valve means thereabove from the inlet valve means therebelow and a packer above the motor about a production tubing including an upper standing valve.

Holm, D. R.

1985-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

78

Dual Constrained Single Machine Sequencing to Minimize Total ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with very little overhead (hence, the hidden constant in the big-. O notation is very .... fj+(cjk) is the slope of the line segment to the right of this point. Hence, all ...

79

Dual extragradient algorithms extended to equilibrium problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we propose two iterative schemes for solving equilibrium problems which are called dual extragradient algorithms. In contrast with the primal extragradient methods in Quoc et al. (Optimization 57(6):749---776, 2008) which require ... Keywords: Complexity, Dual extragradient algorithm, Equilibrium problem, Gap function, Nash-Cournot equilibria

Tran D. Quoc; Pham N. Anh; Le D. Muu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

CHAPTER III OVERHEAD ORGANIZATION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... These positions frequently pay well and are political sinecures, eagerly ... of the personnel from political domination, the stimulation of applications ...

2010-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Overhead Conductor Management Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As transmission systems age, utilities are increasingly concerned about the reliability of aging conductors, especially ACSR conductors, which cannot be assessed visually because of the layers of aluminum strand that cover their cores. Utilities wishing to determine how much core strength remains in these conductors can only do so by sampling the conductor and subsequently subjecting it to tensile testing or by looking at the significant circuits that pose a reliability risk using the Cormon Device or El...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

82

DOE Guidance-Approval Process for Dual Compensation Waivers for...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Approval Process for Dual Compensation Waivers for Reemployed Annuitants DOE Guidance-Approval Process for Dual Compensation Waivers for Reemployed Annuitants Guidance Memorandum...

83

Dual manifold heat pipe evaporator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved evaporator section is described for a dual manifold heat pipe. Both the upper and lower manifolds can have surfaces exposed to the heat source which evaporate the working fluid. The tubes in the tube bank between the manifolds have openings in their lower extensions into the lower manifold to provide for the transport of evaporated working fluid from the lower manifold into the tubes and from there on into the upper manifold and on to the condenser portion of the heat pipe. A wick structure lining the inner walls of the evaporator tubes extends into both the upper and lower manifolds. At least some of the tubes also have overflow tubes contained within them to carry condensed working fluid from the upper manifold to pass to the lower without spilling down the inside walls of the tubes. 1 figure.

Adkins, D.R.; Rawlinson, K.S.

1994-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

84

Quantum dynamics in dual spaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Quantum mechanics gives us information about spectra of dynamical variables and transition rates including scattering cross sections. They can be exhibited as spectral information in analytically continued spaces and their duals. Quantum mechanics formulated in these generalized spaces is used to study scattering and time evolution. It is shown that the usual asymptotic condition is inadequate to deal with scattering of composite or unstable particles. Scattering theory needs amendment when the interacting system is not isospectral with the free Hamiltonian, and the amendment is formulated. Perturbation theory in generalized spaces is developed and used to study the deletion and augmentation of the spectrum of the Hamiltonian. A complete set of algebraically independent constants for an interacting system is obtained. The question of the breaking of time symmetry is discussed.

Sudarshan, E.C.G.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

85

Dual manifold heat pipe evaporator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved evaporator section for a dual manifold heat pipe. Both the upper and lower manifolds can have surfaces exposed to the heat source which evaporate the working fluid. The tubes in the tube bank between the manifolds have openings in their lower extensions into the lower manifold to provide for the transport of evaporated working fluid from the lower manifold into the tubes and from there on into the upper manifold and on to the condenser portion of the heat pipe. A wick structure lining the inner walls of the evaporator tubes extends into both the upper and lower manifolds. At least some of the tubes also have overflow tubes contained within them to carry condensed working fluid from the upper manifold to pass to the lower without spilling down the inside walls of the tubes.

Adkins, Douglas R. (Albuquerque, NM); Rawlinson, K. Scott (Albuquerque, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Performance Analysis of Dual-Fan, Dual-Duct Constant Volume Air-Handling Units  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dual-fan, dual-duct air-handling units introduce outside air directly into the cooling duct and use two variable speed devices to independently maintain the static pressure of the hot and the cold air ducts. Analytical models have been developed to compare fan power and thermal energy consumption of dualfan, dual-duct constant volume air-handling units with single-fan, dual-duct constant volume airhandling units. This study shows that the dual-fan, dual-duct system uses less fan power and less thermal energy during winter, and uses more thermal energy during summer. Thermal energy performance can be significantly improved if the thermal energy penalty can be decreased or eliminated.

Joo, I. S.; Liu, M.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Dual-Reality Objects Randall B. Smith  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with each IUG. To move dual-reality object A into the virtual world, the IUG notifies the LOM of the RIFD that DROID and that RIFD tag value. Ownership of the object is passed directly from the originating LOM

Redmiles, David F.

88

The Synthetic Dual-Doppler Analysis Technique  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Synthetic dual-Doppler (SDD) is a single-Doppler analysis technique that combines measurements from two different times, provided the viewing angle changes significantly. In this study, the viability of the SDD technique is investigated through ...

Brian A. Klimowski; John D. Marwitz

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

A single inductor dual input dual output DC-DC converter with hybrid supplies for solar energy harvesting applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A single inductor dual input dual output (SIDIDO) DC-DC converter is proposed for solar energy harvesting applications. The converter supports hybrid power supplies from both the photovoltaic (PV) cells and the rechargeable battery. Apart from the conventional ... Keywords: DC-DC converter, MPPT, PV cells, dual-input-dual-output, energy harvesting, single inductor

Hui Shao; Chi-Ying Tsui; Wing-Hung Ki

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Dual control active superconductive devices  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting active device has dual control inputs and is constructed such that the output of the device is effectively a linear mix of the two input signals. The device is formed of a film of superconducting material on a substrate and has two main conduction channels, each of which includes a weak link region. A first control line extends adjacent to the weak link region in the first channel and a second control line extends adjacent to the weak link region in the second channel. The current flowing from the first channel flows through an internal control line which is also adjacent to the weak link region of the second channel. The weak link regions comprise small links of superconductor, separated by voids, through which the current flows in each channel. Current passed through the control lines causes magnetic flux vortices which propagate across the weak link regions and control the resistance of these regions. The output of the device taken across the input to the main channels and the output of the second main channel and the internal control line will constitute essentially a linear mix of the two input signals imposed on the two control lines. The device is especially suited to microwave applications since it has very low input capacitance, and is well suited to being formed of high temperature superconducting materials since all of the structures may be formed coplanar with one another on a substrate.

Martens, Jon S. (Albuquerque, NM); Beyer, James B. (Madison, WI); Nordman, James E. (Madison, WI); Hohenwarter, Gert K. G. (Madison, WI)

1993-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

91

Dual-K Versus Dual-T Technique for Gate Leakage Reduction: A Comparative Perspective  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As a result of aggressive technology scaling, gate leakage (gate oxide direct tunneling) has become a major component of total power dissipation. Use of dielectrics of higher permittivity (Dual-K) or use of silicon dioxide of higher thicknesses (Dual-T ...

Saraju P. Mohanty; Ramakrishna Velagapudi; Elias Kougianos

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Dual control active superconductive devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dual control active superconducting device is described comprising; (a) a first device having a first main conduction channel formed of a film of superconductor on a substrate, an active weak link region interposed in the first main conduction channel, the active weak link region composed of a plurality of links formed of a thin film of superconductor separated by non-superconductive voids, the thickness and lateral dimensions of the links selected such that magnetic flux can propagate across the weak link region when it is superconducting, and a first control line having a portion adjacent to the active weak link region of the first main conduction channel such that current in the first control line will impose a magnetic flux on the weak link region; (b) a second superconducting device having a second main conduction channel formed of a film of superconductor on a substrate, an active weak link region interposed in the second main conduction channel, the active weak link region composed of at least one link formed of a thin film of superconductor separated by non-superconductive voids, the thickness and lateral dimensions of the links selected such that magnetic flux can propagate across the weak link region when it is superconducting, and a second control line having a portion adjacent to the active weak link region such that current in the second control line will impose a magnetic flux on the weak link region in the second main conduction channel; (c) an internal control line electrically connected to receive the current passed through the first main conduction channel and having a portion adjacent to the active weak link region of the second main conduction channel such that a current in the internal control line will impose a magnetic flux on the weak link region; and (d) electrical connectors connected to provide input current to the first and second main conduction channels and to conduct the output current.

Martens, J.S.; Beyer, J.B.; Nordman, J.E.; Hohenwarter, G.K.G.

1993-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

93

Dual-speed wind turbine generation  

SciTech Connect

Induction generator has been used since the early development of utility-scale wind turbine generation. An induction generator is the generator of choice because of its ruggedness and low cost. With an induction generator, the operating speed of the wind turbine is limited to a narrow range (almost constant speed). Dual- speed operation can be accomplished by using an induction generator with two different sets of winding configurations or by using a dual output drive train to drive two induction generators with two different rated speeds. With single-speed operation, the wind turbine operates at different power coefficients (Cp) as the wind speed varies. Operation at maximum Cp can occur only at a single wind speed. However, if the wind speed.varies across a wider range, the operating Cp will vary significantly. Dual-speed operation has the advantage of enabling the wind turbine to operate at near maximum Cp over a wider range of wind speeds. Thus, annual energy production can be increased. The dual-speed mode may generate less energy than a variable-speed mode; nevertheless, it offers an alternative which captures more energy than single-speed operation. In this paper, dual-speed operation of a wind turbine is investigated. Annual energy production is compared between single-speed and dual-speed operation. One type of control algorithm for dual-speed operation is proposed. Some results from a dynamic simulation will be presented to show how the control algorithm works as the wind turbine is exposed to varying wind speeds.

Muljadi, E.; Butterfield, C.P. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Handman, D. [Flowind Corp., San Rafael, CA (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Second-Order Feasibility Cone: Primal-Dual Representation ...  

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and contains no lines, in which case K. ? is also regular, see Rockafellar [3]. ..... substantial expositional overhead. These matters are discussed at the end of ...

95

Low Swing Dual Threshold Voltage Domino Logic  

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A low swing domino logic technique is proposed to decrease power consumption without sacrificing noise immunity. With the proposed low swing domino logic circuit technique, active power consumption is reduced by up to 9.4% while improving the noise immunity by 2.6% as compared to standard domino logic circuits. It is also shown that by applying a low swing contention reduction technique, the power savings can be further increased by 6.7% while the delay can be improved by 8.6%. A simple and efficient dual threshold voltage (dual-V t ) circuit technique that incorporates low swing signals is also proposed. It is shown that the proposed dual-V technique reduces the standby leakage current by approximately 235 times while offering enhanced delay characteristics as compared to a standard low threshold voltage implementation.

Volkan Kursun; Eby G. Friedman

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Dual Superconductivity in G2 group  

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We investigate the dual superconductivity mechanism in the exceptional group $G_2$. This is a centerless group (no 't Hooft flux vortices are allowed) and we check for the presence of a magnetic monopole condensate in the confined phase by measuring on the lattice a disorder parameter related to the vacuum expectation value of an operator carrying magnetic charge. The behaviour of the disorder parameter is consistent with the dual superconductor picture. A first step of an analysis on the thermodynamical properties of the theory is conducted by mean of this operator.

G. Cossu; M. D'Elia; A. Di Giacomo; B. Lucini; C. Pica

2006-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

97

Financing, Overhead, and Profit: An In-Depth Discussion of Costs Associated with Third-Party Financing of Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Systems  

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Previous work quantifying the non-hardware balance-of-system costs -- or soft costs -- associated with building a residential or commercial photovoltaic (PV) system has left a significant portion unsegmented in an 'other soft costs' category. This report attempts to better quantify the 'other soft costs' by focusing on the financing, overhead, and profit of residential and commercial PV installations for a specific business model. This report presents results from a bottom-up data-collection and analysis of the upfront costs associated with developing, constructing, and arranging third-party-financed residential and commercial PV systems. It quantifies the indirect corporate costs required to install distributed PV systems as well as the transactional costs associated with arranging third-party financing.

Feldman, D.; Friedman, B.; Margolis, R.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Dual-Polarization Radar Characteristics of an Apartment Fire  

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Dual-polarimetric microwave wavelength radar observations of an apartment fire in Huntsville, Alabama, on 3 March 2008 are examined to determine the radar-observable properties of ash and fire debris lofted into the atmosphere. Dual-polarimetric ...

Thomas A. Jones; Sundar A. Christopher; Walt Petersen

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Use of Dual-Wavelength Radar for Snow Parameter Estimates  

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Use of dual-wavelength radar, with properly chosen wavelengths, will significantly lessen the ambiguities in the retrieval of microphysical properties of hydrometeors. In this paper, a dual-wavelength algorithm is described to estimate the ...

Liang Liao; Robert Meneghini; Toshio Iguchi; Andrew Detwiler

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Sandia National Laboratories Dual Laser Alignment of Solar ...  

and Weather Conditions ... Dual Laser Alignment of Solar Concentrators TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL Sandia estimates this technology at approximately a ...

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101

The synthesis of Nano-nano dual phase  

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The synthesis of Nano-nano dual phase ceramic composites Tomas Raming #12;Raming, Tomas Peter The synthesis of nano-nano dual phase ceramic composites Thesis University of Twente, Enschede-With ref of Scientific Research (NWO), group of Chemical Sciences (CW) #12;THE SYNTHESIS OF NANO-NANO DUAL PHASE CERAMIC

Verweij, Henk

102

On dual conservation laws in planar elasticity Shaofan Li *  

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On dual conservation laws in planar elasticity Shaofan Li * Department of Civil and Environmental form 11 December 2003; accepted 30 January 2004 Abstract Dual conservation laws of linear planar generalized symmetry transformation or Lie­Backlund transformation, a class of new dual conservation laws

Li, Shaofan

103

Conditional edge-fault-tolerant Hamiltonicity of dual-cubes  

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The dual-cube is an interconnection network for linking a large number of nodes with a low node degree. It uses low-dimensional hypercubes as building blocks and keeps the main desired properties of the hypercube. A dual-cube DC(n) has n+1 links per ... Keywords: Conditional fault-tolerant, Dual-cubes, Hamiltonian cycle, Hypercube, Interconnection network

Jheng-Cheng Chen; Chang-Hsiung Tsai

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Binary self-dual codes with automorphisms of order 23  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The only example of a binary doubly-even self-dual [120,60,20] code was found in 2005 by Gaborit et al. (IEEE Trans Inform theory 51, 402---407 2005). In this work we present 25 new binary doubly-even self-dual [120,60,20] ... Keywords: 94B05, Algorithms, Automorphisms, Self-dual codes

Radinka Yorgova; Alfred Wassermann

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Alternating Dual-Pulse, Dual-Frequency Techniques for Range and Velocity Ambiguity Mitigation on Weather Radars  

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This paper introduces a family of alternating dual-pulse, dual-frequency (ADPDF) techniques. These are based on frequency diversity and are proposed as a means to mitigate range and velocity ambiguities on Doppler weather radars. ADPDF techniques ...

Sebastián Torres; Richard Passarelli Jr.; Alan Siggia; Pentti Karhunen

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Liquid Crystal Polymer-Based Planar Lumped Component Dual-Band Filters For Dual-Band WLAN Systems1  

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TH4A-2 Liquid Crystal Polymer-Based Planar Lumped Component Dual- Band Filters For Dual-Band WLAN River Street, Essex Junction, VT 05495 2 School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia

Swaminathan, Madhavan

107

Characteristics of the Vertical Profiles of Dual-Frequency, Dual-Polarization Radar Data in Stratiform Rain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Airborne dual-wavelength and dual-polarization radar data are analyzed for measurements taken in stratiform rain in the western Pacific during September 1990. The focus of the paper is on the vertical profiles of the linear depolarization ratio, ...

R. Meneghini; H. Kumagai

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

CFT Duals for Extreme Black Holes  

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It is argued that the general four-dimensional extremal Kerr-Newman-AdS-dS black hole is holographically dual to a (chiral half of a) two-dimensional CFT, generalizing an argument given recently for the special case of extremal Kerr. Specifically, the asymptotic symmetries of the near-horizon region of the general extremal black hole are shown to be generated by a Virasoro algebra. Semiclassical formulae are derived for the central charge and temperature of the dual CFT as functions of the cosmological constant, Newton's constant and the black hole charges and spin. We then show, assuming the Cardy formula, that the microscopic entropy of the dual CFT precisely reproduces the macroscopic Bekenstein-Hawking area law. This CFT description becomes singular in the extreme Reissner-Nordstrom limit where the black hole has no spin. At this point a second dual CFT description is proposed in which the global part of the U(1) gauge symmetry is promoted to a Virasoro algebra. This second description is also found to re...

Hartman, Thomas; Nishioka, Tatsuma; Strominger, Andrew

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

CFT Duals for Extreme Black Holes  

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It is argued that the general four-dimensional extremal Kerr-Newman-AdS-dS black hole is holographically dual to a (chiral half of a) two-dimensional CFT, generalizing an argument given recently for the special case of extremal Kerr. Specifically, the asymptotic symmetries of the near-horizon region of the general extremal black hole are shown to be generated by a Virasoro algebra. Semiclassical formulae are derived for the central charge and temperature of the dual CFT as functions of the cosmological constant, Newton's constant and the black hole charges and spin. We then show, assuming the Cardy formula, that the microscopic entropy of the dual CFT precisely reproduces the macroscopic Bekenstein-Hawking area law. This CFT description becomes singular in the extreme Reissner-Nordstrom limit where the black hole has no spin. At this point a second dual CFT description is proposed in which the global part of the U(1) gauge symmetry is promoted to a Virasoro algebra. This second description is also found to reproduce the area law. Various further generalizations including higher dimensions are discussed.

Thomas Hartman; Keiju Murata; Tatsuma Nishioka; Andrew Strominger

2008-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

110

Dual wakeup design for wireless sensor networks  

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Energy is often identified as the single most important resource in wireless battery-powered sensor networks. While current wakeup schemes in the literature promise to conserve energy in such networks, they apply several assumptions that may not be always ... Keywords: Cyclic block design, Dual wakeup design, Energy conservation, Lonely node, Time-tolerance sensing

Y. F. Wong; L. H. Ngoh; Winston K. G. Seah; Wai-Choong Wong

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Coupled dual loop absorption heat pump  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A coupled dual loop absorption system which utilizes two separate complete loops. Each individual loop operates at three temperatures and two pressures. This low temperature loop absorber and condenser are thermally coupled to the high temperature loop evaporator, and the high temperature loop condenser and absorber are thermally coupled to the low temperature generator.

Sarkisian, Paul H. (Watertown, MA); Reimann, Robert C. (Lafayette, NY); Biermann, Wendell J. (Fayetteville, NY)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Geometric skinning with approximate dual quaternion blending  

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Skinning of skeletally deformable models is extensively used for real-time animation of characters, creatures and similar objects. The standard solution, linear blend skinning, has some serious drawbacks that require artist intervention. Therefore, a ... Keywords: Skinning, dual quaternions, linear combinations, rigid transformations, transformation blending

Ladislav Kavan; Steven Collins; Ji?í Žára; Carol O'Sullivan

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

DUAL FACE ALGORITHM FOR LINEAR PROGRAMMING 1 ...  

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rection, the associated line search, and operations of a dual face contraction. Section ..... (ii) An index chosen to enter the nonface index set in an expansion iteration ... of B and ˜B, the kth row of B+ can be represented in terms of h (= 0), that is,.

114

Preliminary experimental investigation of a dual-band relativistic backward wave oscillator with dual beams  

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A dual-band relativistic backward wave oscillator with dual electron beams generating C-band and X-band microwaves is investigated experimentally. The frequencies, powers, and radiation patterns of the dual-band microwaves are measured. With the diode voltage of 657 kV and the total beam current of 14 kA guided by a magnetic field of about 1.7 T, the dual-band microwaves are generated with dominant frequencies of 4.58 and 8.30 GHz close to the results from the particle-in-cell simulation. The powers of the C-band and X-band microwaves are 520 and 113 MW, respectively. The effects of variations in the guiding magnetic field and diode voltage on the powers of the dual-band microwaves are presented and discussed. The radiation patterns of the dual-band microwaves from the radiating antenna are tested both corresponding to a TM{sub 01} mode and the independency of the operation processes of them is discussed.

Wang Ting; Qian Baoliang; Zhang Jiande; Zhang Xiaoping; Cao Yibing; Zhang Qiang [College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

115

Economizer Applications in Dual-Duct Air-Handling Units  

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This paper provides analytical tools and engineering methods to evaluate the feasibility of the economizer for dual-duct air-handling units. The results show that the economizer decreases cooling energy consumption without heating energy penalties for dual-fan, dual-duct air-handling units. The economizer has significant heating energy penalties for single-fan, dual-duct air-handling units. The penalties are higher than the cooling energy savings when the cold airflow is less than the hot airflow. Detailed engineering analyses are required to evaluate the feasibility of the economizer for single-fan, dual-duct systems.

Joo, I.; Liu, M.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility  

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DARHT Facility: A critical component of stockpile stewardship DARHT Facility: A critical component of stockpile stewardship A new research frontier awaits! Our door is open and we thrive on mutually beneficial partnerships, collaborations that drive innovations and new technologies. April 12, 2012 Dominic Tafoya and Dave Honaberger prepare a refurbished DARHT (Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrotest Facility) 2nd axis accelerator cell for magnetic axis alignment measurements. Contact Group Leader Terry Priestley (505) 665-1330 Email Deputy Group Leader Tim Ferris (505) 665-2179 Email Hydrotests are critical in assessing nuclear weapons in nation's stockpile Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test facility 4:17 How DARHT Works The weapons programs at Los Alamos have one principal mission: ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of nuclear weapons in our nation's

117

Black branes dual to striped phases  

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We construct inhomogeneous charged black branes in AdS, holographically dual to a phase at finite chemical potential with spontaneously broken translation invariance in one direction. These are obtained numerically, solving PDEs for the fully backreacted system. Fixing the periodicity scale, we find a second order phase transition to the inhomogeneous phase. We comment on the properties of the state emerging at low temperatures. For some models we demonstrate the existence of a branch of striped solutions but no continuous phase transition.

Benjamin Withers

2013-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

118

Fabrication of dual porosity electrode structure  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A substantially entirely fibrous ceramic is described which may have dual porosity of both micro and macro pores. Total porosity may be 60-75% by volume. A method of spraying a slurry perpendicularly to an ambient stream of air is disclosed along with a method of removing binders without altering the fiber morphology. Adding fine ceramic particulates to the green ceramic fibers enhances the sintering characteristics of the fibers. 3 figures.

Smith, J.L.; Kucera, E.H.

1991-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

119

Twisted covariant noncommutative self-dual gravity  

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A twisted covariant formulation of noncommutative self-dual gravity is presented. The formulation for constructing twisted noncommutative Yang-Mills theories is used. It is shown that the noncommutative torsion is solved at any order of the {theta} expansion in terms of the tetrad and some extra fields of the theory. In the process the first order expansion in {theta} for the Plebanski action is explicitly obtained.

Estrada-Jimenez, S.; Garcia-Compean, H.; Obregon, O.; Ramirez, C. [Centro de Estudios en Fisica y Matematicas Basicas y Aplicadas, Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas, Calle 4 Oriente Norte 1428, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas (Mexico); Departamento de Fisica, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, P.O. Box 14-740, 07000 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Unidad Monterrey, PIIT, Via del Conocimiento 201, Autopista nueva al Aeropuerto km 9.5, 66600, Apodaca Nuevo Leon (Mexico); Instituto de Fisica de la Universidad de Guanajuato, P.O. Box E-143, 37150, Leon Gto. (Mexico); Facultad de Ciencias Fisico Matematicas, Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, P.O. Box 1364, 72000, Puebla (Mexico)

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

120

Fabrication of dual porosity electrode structure  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A substantially entirely fibrous ceramic which may have dual porosity of both micro and macro pores. Total porosity may be 60-75% by volume. A method of spraying a slurry perpendicularly to an ambient stream of air is disclosed along with a method of removing binders without altering the fiber morphology. Adding fine ceramic particulates to the green ceramic fibers enhances the sintering characteristics of the fibers.

Smith, James L. (Lemont, IL); Kucera, Eugenia H. (Downers Grove, IL)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Hadron physics as Seiberg dual of QCD  

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We try to identify the light hadron world as the magnetic picture of QCD. We take both phenomenological and theoretical approaches to this hypothesis, and find that the interpretation seems to show interesting consistencies. In particular, one can identify the {rho} and {omega} mesons as the magnetic gauge bosons, and the Higgs mechanism for them provides a dual picture of the color confinement{sup 1}.

Kitano, Ryuichiro [Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan)

2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

122

Inorganic dual-layer microporous supported membranes  

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The present invention provides for a dual-layer inorganic microporous membrane capable of molecular sieving, and methods for production of the membranes. The inorganic microporous supported membrane includes a porous substrate which supports a first inorganic porous membrane having an average pore size of less than about 25 .ANG. and a second inorganic porous membrane coating the first inorganic membrane having an average pore size of less than about 6 .ANG.. The dual-layered membrane is produced by contacting the porous substrate with a surfactant-template polymeric sol, resulting in a surfactant sol coated membrane support. The surfactant sol coated membrane support is dried, producing a surfactant-templated polymer-coated substrate which is calcined to produce an intermediate layer surfactant-templated membrane. The intermediate layer surfactant-templated membrane is then contacted with a second polymeric sol producing a polymeric sol coated substrate which is dried producing an inorganic polymeric coated substrate. The inorganic polymeric coated substrate is then calcined producing an inorganic dual-layered microporous supported membrane in accordance with the present invention.

Brinker, C. Jeffrey (14 Eagle Nest Dr. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87122); Tsai, Chung-Yi (6 Mount Vernon Dr., Apt. C, Vernon, CT 06066); Lu, Yungfeng (1055 N. Capital Ave., #20, San Jose, CA 95133)

2003-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

123

New MDS or near-MDS self-dual codes  

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Abstract—We construct new MDS or near-MDS self-dual codes over large finite fields. In particular we show that there exists a Euclidean self-dual MDS code of length n = q over GF (q) whenever q = 2 m (m ? 2) using a Reed-Solomon (RS) code and its extension. It turns out that this MDS self-dual code is an extended duadic code. We construct Euclidean self-dual near-MDS codes of length n = q ? 1 over GF (q) from RS codes when q ? 1 (mod 4) and q ? 113. We also construct many new MDS self-dual codes over GF (p) of length 16 for primes 29 ? p ? 113. Finally we construct Euclidean/Hermitian self-dual MDS codes of lengths up to 14 over GF (q 2) where q = 19, 23, 25, 27, 29.

T. Aaron Gulliver; Yoonjin Lee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Construction of MDS self-dual codes over Galois rings  

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The purpose of this paper is to construct nontrivial MDS self-dual codes over Galois rings. We consider a building-up construction of self-dual codes over Galois rings as a GF(q)-analogue of (Kim and Lee, J Combin Theory ser A, 105:79---95). We ... Keywords: 13H99, 94B05, Galois ring, MDS code, Self-dual code

Jon-Lark Kim; Yoonjin Lee

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Strongly Polynomial Primal-Dual Algorithms for Concave Cost ...  

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Feb 13, 2012 ... This technique yields a strongly polynomial primal-dual algorithm for a concave cost problem whenever such an algorithm exists for the ...

126

Approval Process for Dual Compensation Waivers for Reemployed...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DIRECTOR OFFICE 0 UMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT SUBJECT: POLICY MEMORANDUM 11: APPROVAL PROCESS FOR DUAL COMPENSATION WAIVERS FOR REEMPLOYED ANNUITANTS Section 1122 of the National...

127

Primal-dual methods for solving infinite-dimensional games  

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(1958), 171-176. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.pjm/1103040253. [4] Nesterov, Yurii. Primal-dual subgradient methods for convex problems. In: Mathematical.

128

DARHT: Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility  

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Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility DARHT: Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility DARHT, supports a critical component of LANL's primary mission: to ensure...

129

RATE ANALYSIS OF INEXACT DUAL FIRST ORDER METHODS ...  

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The dual problem is solved by inexact first order methods based on ..... only approximately and shows that algorithm (IDG) does not accumulate errors. However ...

130

Dual stage active magnetic regenerator and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dual stage active magnetic regenerator refrigerator as well as method using the Joule-Brayton thermodynamic cycle includes a high temperature stage refrigerant comprising DyAl{sub 2} or (Dy{sub 1{minus}x}Er{sub x})Al{sub 2} where x is selected to be greater than 0 and less than about 0.3 in combination with a low temperature stage comprising (Dy{sub 1{minus}x}Er{sub x})Al{sub 2} where x is selected to be greater than about 0.5 and less than 1 to provide significantly improved refrigeration efficiency in the liquefaction of gaseous hydrogen. 17 figs.

Pecharsky, V.K.; Gschneidner, K.A. Jr.

1999-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

131

Dual stage active magnetic regenerator and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dual stage active magnetic regenerator refrigerator as well as method using the Joule-Brayton thermodynamic cycle includes a high temperature stage refrigerant comprising DyAl.sub.2 or (Dy.sub.1-x Er.sub.x)Al.sub.2 where x is selected to be greater than 0 and less than about 0.3 in combination with a low temperature stage comprising (Dy.sub.1-x Er.sub.x)Al.sub.2 where x is selected to be greater than about 0.5 and less than 1 to provide significantly improved refrigeration efficiency in the liquefaction of gaseous hydrogen.

Pecharsky, Vitalij K. (Ames, IA); Gschneidner, Jr., Karl A. (Ames, IA)

1999-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

132

Inexact primal-dual path-following algorithms for a special class of ...  

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line above is given by ?q+1; see [13]. The last part follows since ???˜A ..... Such a big discrepancy can be accounted for by the overhead incurred at each IPM ...

133

The Gravity Dual of the Ising Model  

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We evaluate the partition function of three dimensional theories of gravity in the quantum regime, where the AdS radius is Planck scale and the central charge is of order one. The contribution from the AdS vacuum sector can - with certain assumptions - be computed and equals the vacuum character of a minimal model CFT. The torus partition function is given by a sum over geometries which is finite and computable. For generic values of Newton's constant G and the AdS radius L the result has no Hilbert space interpretation, but in certain cases it agrees with the partition function of a known CFT. For example, the partition function of pure Einstein gravity with G=3L equals that of the Ising model, providing evidence that these theories are dual. We also present somewhat weaker evidence that the 3-state and tricritical Potts models are dual to pure higher spin theories of gravity based on SL(3) and E_6, respectively.

Alejandra Castro; Matthias R. Gaberdiel; Thomas Hartman; Alexander Maloney; Roberto Volpato

2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

134

The Gravity Dual of the Ising Model  

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We evaluate the partition function of three dimensional theories of gravity in the quantum regime, where the AdS radius is Planck scale and the central charge is of order one. The contribution from the AdS vacuum sector can - with certain assumptions - be computed and equals the vacuum character of a minimal model CFT. The torus partition function is given by a sum over geometries which is finite and computable. For generic values of Newton's constant G and the AdS radius L the result has no Hilbert space interpretation, but in certain cases it agrees with the partition function of a known CFT. For example, the partition function of pure Einstein gravity with G=3L equals that of the Ising model, providing evidence that these theories are dual. We also present somewhat weaker evidence that the 3-state and tricritical Potts models are dual to pure higher spin theories of gravity based on SL(3) and E_6, respectively.

Castro, Alejandra; Hartman, Thomas; Maloney, Alexander; Volpato, Roberto

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

An Underwater Sensor Network with Dual Communications, Sensing, and  

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An Underwater Sensor Network with Dual Communications, Sensing, and Mobility Carrick Detweiller an underwater sensor network with dual communication and sup- port for sensing and mobility. The nodes developed. We describe the hardware details of the underwater sensor node and the communication

Farritor, Shane

136

HVDC Overhead Line Performance Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is documenting the various factors that should be considered when designing and building new high-voltage direct current (HVDC) lines or when converting AC lines to HVDC. Given the limited number of HVDC lines that have been designed and built around the world, even some basic factors (for example, insulator flashover in severely contaminated regions) are not completely understood. This report concerns a crucial first step in better understanding and improving...

2011-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

137

IPF Overhead Line Uprating Wizard  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Increased Power Flow (IPF) Wizard ranks various line uprating methods available on the basis of a series of relatively simple questions about the rating increase needed, the condition of the line, regulatory restrictions, and basic design parameters of the existing line. The Wizard’s knowledge base contains 17 different uprating methods selected and defined by the contractors. A series of 22 questions concerning such variables as line rating assumptions, physical condition, and permitting were define...

2009-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

138

Virtual monochromatic imaging in dual-source dual-energy CT: Radiation dose and image quality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To evaluate the image quality of virtual monochromatic images synthesized from dual-source dual-energy computed tomography (CT) in comparison with conventional polychromatic single-energy CT for the same radiation dose. Methods: In dual-energy CT, besides the material-specific information, one may also synthesize monochromatic images at different energies, which can be used for routine diagnosis similar to conventional polychromatic single-energy images. In this work, the authors assessed whether virtual monochromatic images generated from dual-source CT scanners had an image quality similar to that of polychromatic single-energy images for the same radiation dose. First, the authors provided a theoretical analysis of the optimal monochromatic energy for either the minimum noise level or the highest iodine contrast to noise ratio (CNR) for a given patient size and dose partitioning between the low- and high-energy scans. Second, the authors performed an experimental study on a dual-source CT scanner to evaluate the noise and iodine CNR in monochromatic images. A thoracic phantom with three sizes of attenuating rings was used to represent four adult sizes. For each phantom size, three dose partitionings between the low-energy (80 kV) and the high-energy (140 kV) scans were used in the dual-energy scan. Monochromatic images at eight energies (40 to 110 keV) were generated for each scan. Phantoms were also scanned at each of the four polychromatic single energy (80, 100, 120, and 140 kV) with the same radiation dose. Results: The optimal virtual monochromatic energy depends on several factors: phantom size, partitioning of the radiation dose between low- and high-energy scans, and the image quality metrics to be optimized. With the increase of phantom size, the optimal monochromatic energy increased. With the increased percentage of radiation dose on the low energy scan, the optimal monochromatic energy decreased. When maximizing the iodine CNR in monochromatic images, the optimal energy was lower than that when minimizing noise level. When the total radiation dose was equally distributed between low and high energy in dual-energy scans, for minimum noise, the optimal energies were 68, 71, 74, and 77 keV for small, medium, large, and extra-large (xlarge) phantoms, respectively; for maximum iodine CNR, the optimal energies were 66, 68, 70, 72 keV. With the optimal monochromatic energy, the noise level was similar to and the CNR was better than that in a single-energy scan at 120 kV for the same radiation dose. Compared to an 80 kV scan, however, the iodine CNR in monochromatic images was lower for the small, medium, and large phantoms. Conclusions: In dual-source dual-energy CT, optimal virtual monochromatic energy depends on patient size, dose partitioning, and the image quality metric optimized. With the optimal monochromatic energy, the noise level was similar to and the iodine CNR was better than that in 120 kV images for the same radiation dose. Compared to single-energy 80 kV images, the iodine CNR in virtual monochromatic images was lower for small to large phantom sizes.

Yu Lifeng; Christner, Jodie A.; Leng Shuai; Wang Jia; Fletcher, Joel G.; McCollough, Cynthia H. [Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905 (United States)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

139

Metabolic complementarity and genomics of the dual bacterial symbiosis of sharpshooters  

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Metabolic Complementarity and Genomics of the Dual BacterialMetabolic complementarity and genomics of the dual bacterialthe other. ) Comparative genomics. The predicted proteomes

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Dual Rater Competency Assessment FAQ | Department of Energy  

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Dual Rater Competency Assessment FAQ Dual Rater Competency Assessment FAQ Dual Rater Competency Assessment FAQ 1. What is the purpose of the dual rater assessments? The purpose of the dual rater competency assessment is to provide a clearer picture of the individual's developmental needs by combining self-assessment and supervisory input. Together, these two viewpoints provide a more informed assessment of individual strengths and developmental needs. Managers/supervisors and employees will be able to use competency assessment results to identify and address critical skills gaps through targeted training and development. From an organizational perspective, the competency assessment process enables organizations to assess workforce competencies and helps ensure its current workforce has the right knowledge and skills to accomplish the

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York Electric Cooperative - Dual Fuel Heat Pump Rebate Program | Department  

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York Electric Cooperative - Dual Fuel Heat Pump Rebate Program York Electric Cooperative - Dual Fuel Heat Pump Rebate Program York Electric Cooperative - Dual Fuel Heat Pump Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Local Government Nonprofit Residential State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heat Pumps Maximum Rebate 2 systems per household Program Info State South Carolina Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Dual Fuel Heat Pumps: $400/system Provider York Electric Cooperative, Inc York Electric Cooperative, Inc. (YEC) offers a $400 rebate to members who install a dual fuel heat pump in homes or businesses. The rebates are for primary residence and/or commercial and industrial locations. The incentive is for the property owner only, meaning that renters/tenants are not

142

On Parallelizing Dual Decomposition in Stochastic Integer Programming |  

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On Parallelizing Dual Decomposition in Stochastic Integer Programming On Parallelizing Dual Decomposition in Stochastic Integer Programming Title On Parallelizing Dual Decomposition in Stochastic Integer Programming Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Lubin, M, Martin, K, Petra, CG, Sandikci, B Journal Operations Research Letters Volume 41 Start Page 252-258 Issue 3 Date Published 05/2013 Other Numbers ANL/MCS-P3037-0912 Abstract For stochastic mixed-integer programs, we revisit the dual decomposition algorithm of Care and Schultz from a computational perspective with the aim of its parallelization. We address an important bottleneck of parallel execution by identifying a formulation that permits the parallel solution of the master program by using structure-exploiting interior-point solvers. Our results demonstrate the potential for parallel speedup and the importance of regularization (stabilization) in the dual optimization. Load imbalance is identified as a remaining barrier to parallel scalability.

143

Nanoscale SRAM Variability and Optimization  

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area overhead required for short read bit-lines, dual word-word-line samplers contribute to a 16% array area overhead.bit-lines. Although this requires more area overhead, this

Toh, Seng Oon

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Dual-keel electrodynamic maglev system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A propulsion and stabilization system with a plurality of superconducting magnetic devices affixed to the dual-keels of a vehicle, where the superconducting magnetic devices produce a magnetic field when energized. The system also includes a plurality of figure-eight shaped null-flux coils affixed to opposing vertical sides of slots in a guideway. The figure-eight shaped null-flux coils are vertically oriented, laterally cross-connected in parallel, longitudinally connected in series, and continue the length of the vertical slots providing levitation and guidance force. An external power source energizes the figure-eight shaped null-flux coils to create a magnetic traveling wave that interacts with the magnetic field produced by the superconducting magnets to impart motion to the vehicle.

He, J.; Wang, Z.; Rote, D.M.; Coffey, H.T.; Hull, J.R.; Mulcahy, T.M.; Cai, Y.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

145

Dual power, constant speed electric motor system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dual capacity permanent split capacitor electric motor system is provided with a stator having main and auxiliary windings. The main stator winding includes two winding sections which are connected in parallel with each other and across a pair of line terminals while the auxiliary winding is connected in series with a capacitor to form a circuit branch which is connected between the line terminals for operation at a first output power level. Switching means are provided to reconnect the main stator winding sections in series with each other and in series with a second capacitor to form a circuit branch which is connected between the line terminals while the stator auxiliary winding is connected directly between the line terminals for operation at a second output power level. Automatic rotation reversal occurs when the motor switches from the first to the second output power level.

Kirschbaum, Herbert S. (Asheville, NC)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Dual-keel electrodynamic maglev system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A propulsion and stabilization system is disclosed with a plurality of superconducting magnetic devices affixed to the dual-keels of a vehicle, where the superconducting magnetic devices produce a magnetic field when energized. The system also includes a plurality of figure-eight shaped null-flux coils affixed to opposing vertical sides of slots in a guideway. The figure-eight shaped null-flux coils are vertically oriented, laterally cross-connected in parallel, longitudinally connected in series, and continue the length of the vertical slots providing levitation and guidance force. An external power source energizes the figure-eight shaped null-flux coils to create a magnetic traveling wave that interacts with the magnetic field produced by the superconducting magnets to impart motion to the vehicle. 6 figs.

He, J.L.; Wang, Z.; Rote, D.M.; Coffey, H.T.; Hull, J.R.; Mulcahy, T.M.; Cal, Y.

1996-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

147

Dual power, constant speed electric motor system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dual capacity permanent split capacitor electric motor system is provided with a stator having main and auxiliary windings. The main stator winding includes two winding sections which are connected in parallel with each other and across a pair of line terminals while the auxiliary winding is connected in series with a capacitor to form a circuit branch which is connected between the line terminals for operation at a first output power level. Switching means are provided to reconnect the main stator winding sections in series with each other and in series with a second capacitor to form a circuit branch which is connected between the line terminals while the stator auxiliary winding is connected directly between the line terminals for operation at a second output power level. Automatic rotation reversal occurs when the motor switches from the first to the second output power level. 6 figs.

Kirschbaum, H.S.

1984-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

148

Dual neutral particle transmutation in CINDER2008  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A capability has been built for the CINDER2008 (beta) transmutation code that expands the capability from only neutron induced reactions to photon induced reactions. This allows for two incident neutral particles to cause nuclear transmutation in a given material simultaneously. The CINDER2008 code, a modular rewrite of the CINDER'90 transmutation code from Los Alamos National Laboratory, was modified to allow for the dual sets of physics. A photonuclear cross section and photofission product yield library was also created using ENDF-B/VII data and translated neutron fission product yields. The code and library have been combined to create a unique transmutation code. The scope of use is broad; it is capable of modeling the transmutation caused by photons released from the decay of daughter and fission products as well as transmutation in photon rich environments. A brief code description and a verification and validation of the contributions are given. (authors)

Martin, W. J.; De Oliveira, C. R. E. [1 Univ. of New Mexico, MSC01 1120, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Dual quark condensate and dressed Polyakov loops  

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We construct a new order parameter for finite temperature QCD by considering the quark condensate for U(1)-valued temporal boundary conditions for the fermions. Fourier transformation with respect to the boundary condition defines the dual condensate. This quantity corresponds to an equivalence class of Polyakov loops, thereby being an order parameter for the center symmetry. We explore the duality relation between the quark condensate and these dressed Polyakov loops numerically, using quenched lattice QCD configurations below and above the QCD phase transition. It is demonstrated that the Dirac spectrum responds differently to changing the boundary condition, in a manner that reproduces the expected Polyakov loop pattern. We find the dressed Polyakov loops to be dominated by the lowest Dirac modes, in contrast to thin Polyakov loops investigated earlier.

Erek Bilgici; Falk Bruckmann; Christof Gattringer; Christian Hagen

2008-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

150

Stability of chromite interconnections in dual environments  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

One of the most critical technical concerns in high-temperature SOFCs is the physical, chemical, and electrical stability of the interconnect (typically a doped lanthanum chromite) in the dual (oxidizing and reducing atmosphere) SOFC environment. The reducing or fuel side may experience oxygen partial pressures (P(O{sub 2})) from 10{sup {minus}18} to 10{sup {minus}6} atmospheres, while the oxidizing side may have P(O{sub 2}) from 10{sup {minus}6} to greater than 1 atm. These conditions limit the possible candidate materials to lanthanum or yttrium chromites. In the past decade, much work has centered on development of air-sinterable chromites and understanding their physical properties; little work, however, has focused on the stability of these chromites in dual environments. Chromite powders were synthesized using the glycine-nitrate process. The powders were calcined at 1,000 C for 1 hour and then uniaxially pressed into bars (46mm x 16mm x 3mm) at 55 MPa and isostatically pressed at 138 MPa. Samples were sintered in air. The dependence of the physical properties of sintered lanthanum chromites upon ambient P(O{sub 2}) and temperature (using dilatometry, thermogravimetric analysis, and oxygen permeation measurements) were studied. La{sub 1{minus}x}A{sub x}CrO{sub 3} and Y{sub 1{minus}x}Ca{sub x}CrO{sub 3}, where A is Ca or Sr and x was varied from 0.1 to 0.4 were evaluated in this study. The P(O{sub 2}) was varied using a buffered CO{sub 2}/Ar-4%H{sub 2} gas system, enabling expansion measurements to be made over a partial pressure range from 10{sup {minus}5} to 10{sup {minus}18} atmosphere at 800, 900, and 1,000 C.

Armstrong, T.R.; Stevenson, J.W.; Raney, P.; Pederson, L.R.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Dual-Layer Asymmetric Microporous Silica Membranes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We report a novel sol-gel dip-coating process to form dual-layer microporous silica membranes with improved membrane performance and reproducibility. First, we deposit a surfactant-templated silica (STS) intermediate layer on top of a commercial {gamma}-alumina support both to improve its ''surface finish'' and to prevent a subsequently deposited microporous overlayer from penetrating into the support. Second, membranes are processed under clean room conditions to avoid dust contamination and, third, membranes are vacuum-calcined to promote further pore shrinkage and impart surface hydrophobicity. The resulting asymmetric membrane exhibits a gradual change in pore diameter from 50{angstrom} ({gamma}-alumina support layer) to 10-12{angstrom} (STS intermediate layer), and then to 3-4{angstrom} (30nm thick, ultramicroporous silica top-layer). Compared to a single-layer process using only the microporous overlayer, the dual-layer process improves both flux and selectivity. For the industrially important problem of natural gas purification, the combined CO{sub 2} flux [(3{approx} 0.5) x 10{sup {minus}4} cm{sup 3}(STP)/(s{center_dot}cm{sup 2}{center_dot}cm-Hg)] and CO{sub 2}/CH{sub 4} separation factors [200{approx}600] are superior to all previously reported values for separation of a 50/50 (v/v) CO{sub 2}/CH{sub 4} gas mixture. In addition, the membrane selectively separated hydrogen from a simulated reformate from partial oxidation of methanol as evidenced by a high concentration of hydrogen recovery.

TSAI,CHUNG-YI; TAM,SIU-YUE; LU,YUNFENG; BRINKER,C. JEFFREY

1999-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

152

Self-dual teleparallel gravity and the positive energy theorem  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A self-dual and anti-self-dual decomposition of the teleparallel gravity is carried out and the self-dual Lagrangian of the teleparallel gravity which is equivalent to the Ashtekar Lagrangian in vacuum is obtained. Its Hamiltonian formulation and the constraint analysis are developed. Starting from Witten's equation Nester's gauge condition is derived directly and a new expression of the boundary term is obtained. Using this expression and Witten's identity the proof of the positive energy theorem by Nester et al is extended to a case including momentum.

G. Y. Chee

2004-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

153

Dual-hop LANs using station wavelength routing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract: In future WDM local area networks, the number of available wavelengths may initially be fairly modest. As a result, spatial reuse is required in order to obtain designs which will support a reasonable number of stations. A dual-hop architecture ... Keywords: ATM buffer/switch components, WDM local area networks, all-optical approaches, buffering stage, control strategies, dual-hop LAN, dual-hop architecture, electronic implementations, hybrid electro-optic designs, local optical network, multiple wavelength sharing, optical fibre LAN, spatial reuse, station wavelength routing, system performance, traffic models, wavelength agility

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Dual-Mode Hybrid/Two-Mode Hybrid Accomplishment  

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Dual-Mode Hybrid/Two-Mode Hybrid Accomplishment Dual-Mode Hybrid/Two-Mode Hybrid Accomplishment DOE-funded research, in collaboration with Allison Buses and General Motors Corporation has led to the commercialization of a dramatically different hybrid transmission system for heavy-duty and light-duty applications. The Dual-Mode or Two-Mode hybrid system is an infinitely variable speed hybrid transmission that works with the engine and battery system and automatically chooses to operate in a parallel or series hybrid path to maximize efficiency and minimize emissions, fuel consumption and noise. Parallel and Series hybrid configurations are found on most hybrid vehicles today, both with their own pluses and minuses. The Dual- Mode/Two-Mode systems uses the positive characteristics from both systems to maximize fuel

155

Mesocyclone and Microburst Signature Distortion with Dual PRT Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple model is used to illustrate the limitations of dual pulse repetition time (PRT) radars for measurements of wind fields with strong horizontal wind gradients. In such conditions, errors may occur even if the radial velocity measurements ...

Peter T. May

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

DARHT: Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility  

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DARHT: Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility DARHT: Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility DARHT: Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility DARHT, supports a critical component of LANL's primary mission: to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of nuclear weapons in our nation's stockpile. Los Alamos scientists built DARHT, the world's most powerful x-ray machine, to analyze mockups of nuclear weapons. At the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility, or DARHT, supports a critical component of LANL's primary mission: to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of nuclear weapons in our nation's stockpile. Los Alamos scientists built DARHT, the world's most powerful x-ray machine, to analyze mockups of nuclear weapons.

157

Fusing strategies for the dual-voltage fault  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis focuses on the 42V - 14V fault in a dual voltage system and discusses the possibility of effective fusing. A simple model for the system had been created from technical documentation. Based on the model and the ...

Shrivastava, Rupam, 1981-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

New developments in the primal-dual column generation technique  

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Jan 24, 2011 ... Email: J.Gondzio@ed.ac.uk. †School of ... Brevis@sms.ed.ac.uk. Partially ...... Solving real-world linear ordering problems using a primal-dual.

159

A Dual-Wavelength Radar Method to Measure Snowfall Rate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dual-wavelength radar method to estimate snowfall rate has been developed. The method suggests taking simultaneous and collocated reflectivity measurements at two radar wavelengths. Snowfall backscattering at one of these wavelengths should be ...

Sergey Y. Matrosov

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Dual Superconductivity and Chiral Symmetry in Full QCD  

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A disorder parameter detecting dual superconductivity of the vacuum is measured across the chiral phase transition in full QCD with two flavours of dynamical staggered fermions. The observed behaviour is similar to the quenched case.

J. M. Carmona; M. D'Elia; L. Del Debbio; A. Di Giacomo; B. Lucini; G. Paffuti

2001-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Dual volatility and dependence parameters and the copula  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We introduce some new species into the zoo of stochastic volatility and dependence parameters. We start with average absolute deviation and Gini index, which are elementary volatility parameters of first and second order in spirit of dual theory of choice ...

Dieter Denneberg; Nikola Leufer

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Antenna Beam Patterns and Dual-Wavelength Processing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The detection of hail with a dual-wavelength radar system can succeed only when the two essentially independent radars used are correctly calibrated, when attenuation is correctly handled, and when the radars sample the same volume in space. The ...

Ronald E. Rinehart; John D. Tuttle

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

INCREASED STRENGTHENING OF AUSTENITIC ALLOYS THROUGH DUAL AGING  

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d o - - -700°C after first aging at 745°C /2 hr tween) (nobJ,J". _.J__ __JI (TOTAL) AGING TIME (hr) XBL Figure 22 aALLOYS THROUGH DUAL AGING Annie Ma Inorganic Materials

Ma, Annie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

On the Relationship Between Dual Photography and Classical Ghost Imaging  

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Classical ghost imaging has received considerable attention in recent years because of its remarkable ability to image a scene without direct observation by a light-detecting imaging device. In this article, we show that this imaging process is actually a realization of a paradigm known as dual photography, which has been shown to produce full-color dual (ghost) images of 3D objects with complex materials without using a traditional imaging device. Specifically, we demonstrate mathematically that the cross-correlation based methods used to recover ghost images are equivalent to the light transport measurement process of dual photography. Because of this, we are able to provide a new explanation for ghost imaging using only classical optics by leveraging the principle of reciprocity in classical electromagnetics. This observation also shows how to leverage previous work on light transport acquisition and dual photography to improve ghost imaging systems in the future.

Pradeep Sen

2013-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

165

Ground Clutter Filtering Dual-Polarized, Staggered PRT Sequences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A procedure to filter the ground clutter from a dual-polarized, staggered pulse repetition time (PRT) sequence and recover the complex spectral coefficients of the weather signal is presented. While magnitude spectra are sufficient for estimation ...

M. Sachidananda; Dusan S. Zrnic

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Remote Sensing of Hail with a Dual Linear Polarization Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique for the remote sensing of hail with an S-band dual linear polarization radar is described. The method employs a new hail signal HDR, which is derived from disdrometer measurements of raindrop size distributions. Experimental ...

K. Aydin; T. A. Seliga; V. Balaji

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

A Dual-Frequency Microwave Technique for Measuring Rainwater Content  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While there are many microwave techniques for estimating the rainfall rate, there are presently few if any for accurately determining the rainwater content (W). This study shows that the dual-frequency (38, 25 GHZ) differential attenuation (A38?...

A. R. Jameson

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Modeling and torque estimation of an automotive dual mass flywheel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF) is primarily used for dampening of oscillations in automotive powertrains and to prevent gearbox rattling. This paper explains the DMF mechanics along with its application and components. Afterwards a detailed ab-inltio model ...

Ulf Schaper; Oliver Sawodny; Tobias Mahl; Uli Blessing

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

EIS-0228: Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) Facility  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This EIS evaluates the potential environmental impact of a proposal to construct and operate the Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)...

170

Record of Decision Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8:45 am BILLING CODE 6450-01-P Record of Decision Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Record of decision. SUMMARY: The...

171

Processing and Interpretation of Coherent Dual-Polarized Radar Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-polarized coherent radar measurements are used to estimate the differential propagation phase or DP between horizontal and vertical polarization states. The slope of DP is an estimate of the specific differential phase KDP. This process is ...

J. Hubbert; V. Chandrasekar; V. N. Bringi; P. Meischner

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Fuel cell having dual electrode anode or cathode  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fuel cell that is characterized by including a dual electrode anode that is operable to simultaneously electro-oxidize a gaseous fuel and a liquid fuel. In alternative embodiments, a fuel cell having a single electrode anode is provided with a dual electrode cathode that is operable to simultaneously reduce a gaseous oxidant and a liquid oxidant to electro-oxidize a fuel supplied to the cell.

Findl, Eugene (Coram, NY)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Fuel cell having dual electrode anode or cathode  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fuel cell that is characterized by including a dual electrode anode that is operable to simultaneously electro-oxidize a gaseous fuel and a liquid fuel. In alternative embodiments, a fuel cell having a single electrode anode is provided with a dual electrode cathode that is operable to simultaneously reduce a gaseous oxidant and a liquid oxidant to electro-oxidize a fuel supplied to the cell.

Findl, E.

1984-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

174

Dual flow--temperature--humidity control system operating manual  

SciTech Connect

The manual contains operating, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures for a dual flow--temperature--humidity control system used at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory to prepare test atmospheres for industrial hygiene and air pollution studies. The system consists of two basic components: a commercially available temperature/humidity indicator unit and a specially built dual flow--temperature--humidity control module that provides two air sources controlled at the same conditions of flow, temperature, and relative humidity.

Nelson, G.O.; Taylor, R.D.

1978-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

175

QCD String as Vortex String in Seiberg-Dual Theory  

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We construct a classical vortex string solution in a Seiberg-dual theory of N=1 supersymmetric SO(N_c) QCD which flows to a confining phase. We claim that this vortex string is a QCD string, as previouly argued by M.Strassler. In SO(N_c) QCD, it is known that stable QCD strings exist even in the presence of dynamical quarks. We show that our vortex strings are stable in the Seiberg-dual theory.

Eto, Minoru; Terashima, Seiji

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

The Philosophy and Feasibility of Dual Readout Calorimetry  

SciTech Connect

I will discuss the general physical ideas behind dual-readout calorimetry, their implementation in DREAM (Dual REAdout Module) with exact separation of scintillation and Cerenkov light, implementation with mixed light in DREAM fibers, anticipated implementation in PbWO4 crystals with applications to the 4th Concept detector and to CMS, use in high energy gamma-ray and cosmic ray astrophysics with Cerenkov and N2 fluorescent light, and implementation in the 4th Concept detector for muon identification.

Hauptman, John [Physics, Iowa State University, Ames IA 50011 (United States)

2006-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

177

Dual excitation acoustic paramagnetic logging tool  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

New methods and apparatus are disclosed which allow measurement of the presence of oil and water in geological formations using a new physical effect called the Acoustic Paramagnetic Logging Effect (APLE). The presence of petroleum in formation causes a slight increase in the earth's magnetic field in the vicinity of the reservoir. This is the phenomena of paramagnetism. Application of an acoustic source to a geological formation at the Larmor frequency of the nucleons present causes the paramagnetism of the formation to disappear. This results in a decrease in the earth's magnetic field in the vicinity of the oil bearing formation. Repetitively frequency sweeping the acoustic source through the Larmor frequency of the nucleons present (approx. 2 kHz) causes an amplitude modulation of the earth's magnetic field which is a consequence of the APLE. The amplitude modulation of the earth's magnetic field is measured with an induction coil gradiometer and provides a direct measure of the amount of oil and water in the excitation zone of the formation. The phase of the signal is used to infer the longitudinal relaxation times of the fluids present, which results in the ability in general to separate oil and water and to measure the viscosity of the oil present. Such measurements may be performed in open boreholes and in cased well bores. The Dual Excitation Acoustic Paramagnetic Logging Tool employing two acoustic sources is also described. 6 figs.

Vail, W.B. III.

1989-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

178

Dual excitation acoustic paramagnetic logging tool  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

New methods and apparatus are disclosed which allow measurement of the presence of oil and water in gelogical formations using a new physical effect called the Acoustic Paramagnetic Logging Effect (APLE). The presence of petroleum in formation causes a slight increase in the earth's magnetic field in the vicinity of the reservoir. This is the phenomena of paramagnetism. Application of an acoustic source to a geological formation at the Larmor frequency of the nucleous present causes the paramagnetism of the formation to disappear. This results in a decrease in the earth's magnetic field in the vicinity of the oil bearing formation. Repetitively frequency sweeping the acoustic source through the Larmor frequency of the nucleons present (approx. 2 kHz) causes an amplitude modulation of the earth's magnetic field which is a consequence of the APLE. The amplitude modulation of the earth's magnetic field is measured with an induction coil gradiometer and provides a direct measure of the amount of oil and water in the excitation zone of the formation. The phase of the signal is used to infer the longitudinal relaxation times of the fluids present, which results in the ability in general to separate oil and water and to measure the viscosity of the oil present. Such measurements may be preformed in open boreholes and in cased well bores. The Dual Excitation Acoustic Paramagnetic Logging Tool employing two acoustic sources is also described.

Vail, III, William B. (Bothell, WA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Single Inductor Dual Output Buck Converter  

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The portable electronics market is rapidly migrating towards more compact devices with multiple functionalities. Form factor, performance, cost and efficiency of these devices constitute the factors of merit of devices like cell phones, MP3 players and PDA's. With advancement in technology and more intelligent processors being used, there is a need for multiple high integrity voltage supplies for empowering the systems in portable electronic devices. Switched mode power supplies (SMPS's) are used to regulate the battery voltage. In an SMPS, maximum area is taken by the passive components such as the inductor and the capacitor. This work demonstrates a single inductor used in a buck converter with two output voltages from an input battery with voltage of value 3V. The main focus areas are low cross regulation between the outputs and supply of completely independent load current levels while maintaining desired values (1.2V,1.5V) within well controlled ripple levels. Dynamic hysteresis control is used for the single inductor dual output buck converter in this work. Results of schematic and post layout simulations performed in CADENCE prove the merits of this control method, such as nil cross regulation and excellent transient response.

Eachempatti, Haritha

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual mode stereotactic localization method and application  

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The invention described herein combines the structural digital X-ray image provided by conventional stereotactic core biopsy instruments with the additional functional metabolic gamma imaging obtained with a dedicated compact gamma imaging mini-camera. Before the procedure, the patient is injected with an appropriate radiopharmaceutical. The radiopharmaceutical uptake distribution within the breast under compression in a conventional examination table expressed by the intensity of gamma emissions is obtained for comparison (co-registration) with the digital mammography (X-ray) image. This dual modality mode of operation greatly increases the functionality of existing stereotactic biopsy devices by yielding a much smaller number of false positives than would be produced using X-ray images alone. The ability to obtain both the X-ray mammographic image and the nuclear-based medicine gamma image using a single device is made possible largely through the use of a novel, small and movable gamma imaging camera that permits its incorporation into the same table or system as that currently utilized to obtain X-ray based mammographic images for localization of lesions.

Keppel, Cynthia E. (Norfolk, VA); Barbosa, Fernando Jorge (Newport News, VA); Majewski, Stanislaw (Grafton, VA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Dual Mode Inverter Control Test Verification  

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Permanent Magnet Motors with either sinusoidal back emf (permanent magnet synchronous motor [PMSM]) or trapezoidal back emf (brushless dc motor [BDCM]) do not have the ability to alter the air gap flux density (field weakening). Since the back emf increases with speed, the system must be designed to operate with the voltage obtained at its highest speed. Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center (PEEMRC) has developed a dual mode inverter controller (DMIC) that overcomes this disadvantage. This report summarizes the results of tests to verify its operation. The standard PEEMRC 75 kW hard-switched inverter was modified to implement the field weakening procedure (silicon controlled rectifier enabled phase advance). A 49.5 hp motor rated at 2800 rpm was derated to a base of 400 rpm and 7.5 hp. The load developed by a Kahn Industries hydraulic dynamometer, was measured with a MCRT9-02TS Himmelstein and Company torque meter. At the base conditions a current of 212 amperes produced the 7.5 hp. Tests were run at 400, 1215, and 2424 rpm. In each run, the current was no greater than 214 amperes. The horsepower obtained in the three runs were 7.5, 9.3, and 8.12. These results verified the basic operation of the DMIC in producing a Constant Power Speed Ratios (CPSR) of six.

Bailey, J.M.

2001-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

182

Dynamic simulation of dual-speed wind turbine generation  

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Induction generators have been used since the early development of utility-scale wind turbine generation. An induction generator is the generator of choice because of its ruggedness, and low cost. With an induction generator, the operating speed of the wind turbine is limited to a narrow range (almost constant speed). Dual- speed operation can be accomplished by using an induction generator with two different sets of winding configurations or by using two induction generators with two different rated speeds. With single- speed operation, the wind turbine operates at different power coefficients (Cp) as the wind speed varies. The operation at maximum Cp can occur only at a single wind speed. However, if the wind speed varies across a wider range, the operating Cp will vary significantly. Dual-speed operation has the advantage of enabling the wind turbine to operate at near maximum Cp over a wider range of wind-speeds. Thus, annual energy production can be increased. The dual-speed mode may generate less energy than a variable-speed mode; nevertheless, it offers an alternative to capture more energy than single-speed operation. In this paper, dual-speed operation of a wind turbine will be investigated. One type of control algorithm for dual- speed operation is proposed. Results from a dynamic simulation will be presented to show how the control algorithm works and how power, current and torque of the system vary as the wind turbine is exposed to varying wind speeds.

Muljadi, E.; Butterfield, C.P.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

ROCKY MOUNTAIN OILFIELD TESTING CENTER Texaco Dual Action Pumping System  

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Texaco Dual Action Pumping System Texaco Dual Action Pumping System PROJECT TEST RESULTS March 16, 1998 Michael R. Tyler Project Manager Abstract The Texaco Dual Action Pumping System (DAPS) is designed to separate water from the oil in the casing-tubing annulas and inject most of the water into a lower formation while lifting the oil and remaining water to the surface. As oil production declines in a well the water production can increase. The lifting cost can be reduced per barrel of oil if less water is brought to the surface and processed. The DAPS was installed in a well that had been producing four (4) barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 46 barrels of water per day (bwpd), from the zone that became the injection zone. The well was recompleted in a shallower zone that was expected to yield an excessive quantity of

184

Dual-environment effects on the oxidation of metallic interconnects  

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Metallic interconnects in solid oxide fuel cells are exposed to a dual environment: fuel on one side (i.e., H2 gas) and oxidizer on the other side (i.e., air). It has been observed that the oxidation behavior of thin stainless steel sheet in air is changed by the presence of H2 on the other side of the sheet. The resulting dual-environment scales are flaky and more friable than the single-environment scales. The H2 disrupts the scale on the air side. A model to explain some of the effects of a dual environment is presented where hydrogen diffusing through the stainless steel sheet reacts with oxygen diffusing through the scale to form water vapor, which has sufficient vapor pressure to mechanically disrupt the scale. Experiments on preoxidized 316L stainless steel tubing exposed to air-air, H2-air, and H2-Ar environments are reported in support of the model.

Holcomb, G.R.; Ziomek-Moroz, M.; Covino, B.S., Jr.; Bullard, S.J.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Using dual decomposition for solving problems involving data uncertainty |  

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dual decomposition for solving problems involving data uncertainty dual decomposition for solving problems involving data uncertainty August 14, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint Many applications mdash; energy, routing, scheduling, and production planning, for example mdash; involve problems in which some or all of the data may not be known when decisions under uncertainty must be made. In such cases, approximations with stochastic mixed-integer programming models are often used. Two approaches have been suggested to address such problems: dual decomposition (DD) and branch-and-price (BP). Both approaches divide the problem into two or more subproblems, together with linear constraints that enforce agreement between solutions to the different problems through a series of iterations. Unfortunately, both approaches also suffer from lack

186

Approval Process for Dual Compensation Waivers for Reemployed Annuitants  

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10 10 MEMORANDUM FOR HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTORS ~~~ - FROM: SARAH J. NILLA, DIRECTOR OFFICE 0 UMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT SUBJECT: POLICY MEMORANDUM # 11: APPROVAL PROCESS FOR DUAL COMPENSATION WAIVERS FOR REEMPLOYED ANNUITANTS Section 1122 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Public Law 111-84 (Pub. L 111-84) allows the head of an agency to grant dual compensation (salary-offset) waivers to reemployed annuitants who work on a limited basis without reduction to their retirement annuity. This provision in the law expires October 27, 2014. Secretary Chu has delegated the authority to approve all dual compensation waiver requests to the Department's Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO). This authority can be used to: a) Fulfill functions critical to the mission of the agency (or any subcomponent of

187

Dual-Fuel Truck Fleet: Start-Up Experience  

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Although dual-fuel engine technology has been in development and limited use for several years, it has only recently moved toward full-scale operational capability for heavy-duty truck applications. Unlike a bifuel engine, which has two separate fuel systems that are used one at a time, a dual-fuel engine uses two fuel systems simultaneously. One of California's South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) current programs is a demonstration of dual-fuel engine technology in heavy-duty trucks. These trucks are being studied as part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Alternative Fuel Truck Program. This report describes the start-up experience from the program.

NREL

1998-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

188

Mode Competition in Dual-Mode Quantum Dots Semiconductor Microlaser  

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This paper describes the modeling of quantum dots lasers with the aim of assessing the conditions for stable cw dual-mode operation when the mode separation lies in the THz range. Several possible models suited for InAs quantum dots in InP barriers are analytically evaluated, in particular quantum dots electrically coupled through a direct exchange of excitation by the wetting layer or quantum dots optically coupled through the homogeneous broadening of their optical gain. A stable dual-mode regime is shown possible in all cases when quantum dots are used as active layer whereas a gain medium of quantum well or bulk type inevitably leads to bistable behavior. The choice of a quantum dots gain medium perfectly matched the production of dual-mode lasers devoted to THz generation by photomixing.

Chusseau, Laurent; Viktorovitch, P; Letartre, Xavier

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Development of PC 4 dual-fuel engine  

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Recently, utilization of natural gas, which is considered to be one of most important alternative fuels for petroleum, has been marked. As thermal efficiency of dual-fuel engine is higher than those of other prime movers with gaseous fuel, i.e., spark-ignited gas engine or gas turbine, it is possible to construct fuel-economical gas power plants with dual-fuel engines. However, its horsepower has been limited to the rather lower range. In 1984, NKK succeeded in developing large-sized dual-fuel engines based on the Pielstick PC4 diesel engine. The horsepower is 1200 HP/cyl, i.e. 21,600 HP for 18-cyclinder engine.

Nishikawa, T.; Utsuyama, S.; Maruyama, S.; Ono, T.; Kitahara, S.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Evaluation of liquid lift approach to dual gradient drilling  

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In the past, the oil and gas industry has typically used the single gradient system to drill wells offshore. With this system the bottom hole pressure was controlled by a mud column extending from the drilling rig to the bottom of the wellbore. This mud column was used to achieve the required bottom hole pressure. But, as the demand for oil and gas increased, the industry started exploring for oil and gas in deep waters. Because of the narrow margin between the pore and fracture pressures it is somewhat difficult to reach total depth with the single gradient system. This led to the invention of the dual gradient system. In the dual gradient method, heavy density fluid runs from the bottom hole to the mudline and a low density fluid from the mudline to the rig floor so as to maintain the bottom hole pressure. Several methods have been developed to achieve the dual gradient drilling principle. For this research project, we paid more attention to the liquid lift, dual gradient drilling (riser dilution method). This method of achieving dual gradient drilling was somewhat different from the others, because it does not utilize elaborate equipment and no major changes are made on the existing drilling rigs. In this thesis the technical feasibility of using the liquid lift method over the other methods of achieving dual gradient drilling was determined. A computer program was developed to simulate the wellbore hydraulics under static and dynamic conditions, injection rate and base fluid density required to dilute the riser fluid and finally, u-tubing phenomena. In this thesis we also identified some problems associated with the liquid lift method and recommendations were made on how these problems can be eliminated or reduced. Emphases were placed on the effect of u-tubing, injection rate of base fluid at the bottom of the riser and well control issues facing this system.

Okafor, Ugochukwu Nnamdi

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Evaluation of liquid lift approach to dual gradient  

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In the past, the oil and gas industry has typically used the single gradient system to drill wells offshore. With this system the bottom hole pressure was controlled by a mud column extending from the drilling rig to the bottom of the wellbore. This mud column was used to achieve the required bottom hole pressure. But, as the demand for oil and gas increased, the industry started exploring for oil and gas in deep waters. Because of the narrow margin between the pore and fracture pressures it is somewhat difficult to reach total depth with the single gradient system. This led to the invention of the dual gradient system. In the dual gradient method, heavy density fluid runs from the bottom hole to the mudline and a low density fluid from the mudline to the rig floor so as to maintain the bottom hole pressure. Several methods have been developed to achieve the dual gradient drilling principle. For this research project, we paid more attention to the liquid lift, dual gradient drilling (riser dilution method). This method of achieving dual gradient drilling was somewhat different from the others, because it does not utilize elaborate equipment and no major changes are made on the existing drilling rigs. In this thesis the technical feasibility of using the liquid lift method over the other methods of achieving dual gradient drilling was determined. A computer program was developed to simulate the wellbore hydraulics under static and dynamic conditions, injection rate and base fluid density required to dilute the riser fluid and finally, u-tubing phenomena. In this thesis we also identified some problems associated with the liquid lift method and recommendations were made on how these problems can be eliminated or reduced. Emphases were placed on the effect of u-tubing, injection rate of base fluid at the bottom of the riser and well control issues facing this system.

Okafor, Ugochukwu Nnamdi

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Dual output acoustic wave sensor for molecular identification  

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A method of identification and quantification of absorbed chemical species by measuring changes in both the velocity and the attenuation of an acoustic wave traveling through a thin film into which the chemical species is sorbed. The dual output response provides two independent sensor responses from a single sensing device thereby providing twice as much information as a single output sensor. This dual output technique and analysis allows a single sensor to provide both the concentration and the identity of a chemical species or permits the number of sensors required for mixtures to be reduced by a factor of two.

Frye, Gregory C. (Cedar Crest, NM); Martin, Stephen J. (Albuquerque, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Dual design resistor for high voltage conditioning and transmission lines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dual resistor for eliminating the requirement for two different value resistors. The dual resistor includes a conditioning resistor at a high resistance value and a run resistor at a low resistance value. The run resistor can travel inside the conditioning resistor. The run resistor is capable of being advanced by a drive assembly until an electrical path is completed through the run resistor thereby shorting out the conditioning resistor and allowing the lower resistance run resistor to take over as the current carrier.

Siggins, Timothy Lynn (Newport News, VA); Murray, Charles W. (Hayes, VA); Walker, Richard L. (Norfolk, VA)

2007-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

194

Transformation of Dual-Polarized Radar Measurements to Arbitrary Polarization Bases  

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A fully polarimetric radar system consists of an orthogonal dual-polarized transmission mode and a dual-channel receive mode that are typically set to be copolar and cross polar to the transmit state of polarization. The transmit polarization ...

V. Chandrasekar; J. Hubbert; V. N. Bringi; P. F. Meischner

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

A GPM Dual-Frequency Retrieval Algorithm: DSD Profile-Optimization Method  

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A new dual-frequency precipitation radar (DPR) will be included on the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core satellite, which will succeed the highly successful Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite launched in 1997. New dual-...

C. R. Rose; V. Chandrasekar

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

An Early Performance Evaluation of the NEXRAD Dual Polarization Radar Rainfall Estimates for Urban Flood Applications  

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Dual polarization radars are expected to provide better rainfall estimates than single polarization radars due to their ability to characterize hydrometeor type. The goal of this study is to evaluate single and dual polarization radar rainfall ...

Luciana K. Cunha; James A. Smith; Mary Lynn Baeck; Witold F. Krajewski

197

A Dual-Wavelength Radar Method for Ice-Water Characterization in Mixed-Phase Clouds  

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A dual-wavelength method to differentiate supercooled water from ice and to measure mass content in each phase in cold stratiform clouds is proposed and discussed. The differential attenuation Ad, whose direct measurement is available with dual-...

Marielle Gosset; Henri Sauvageot

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Potential Role Of Dual- Polarization Radar In The Validation Of Satellite Precipitation Measurements: Rationale and Opportunities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-polarization weather radars have evolved significantly in the last three decades culminating in operational deployment by the National Weather Service. In addition to operational applications in the weather service, dual-polarization radars ...

V. Chandrasekar; V. N. Bringi; S. A. Rutledge; Arthur Hou; Eric Smith; Gail Skofronick Jackson; E. Gorgucci; W. A. Petersen

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Effects of Drop-Size-Distribution Truncation on Computer Simulations of Dual-Measurement Radar Methods  

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An investigation is made of the effects of truncating the raindrop-size distribution at minimum and maximum diameters on the results of computer simulations of dual-measurement radar methods. The dual-measurement methods investigated include ...

Carlton W. Ulbrich

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Incorporation of scattered radiation into dual?energy radiologic theory and application to mammography  

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A previous analysis of dual?energy imaging is extended to incorporate scattered radiation. The analysis is general and can include polyenergetic beams and nonideal detectors. In the dual?material basis plane

Paul C. Johns

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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35-GHz Dual-Polarization Propagation Link for Rain-Rate Estimation  

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A 35-GHz dual-polarization propagation link (DPPL) is described and initial measurements are presented. The instrument is essentially a small, low-power, portable, dual linearly polarized pulsed radar that provides differential attenuation ...

Christopher S. Ruf; Kultegin Aydin; Savyasachee Mathur; Justin P. Bobak

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

TESTING OF THE DUAL ROTARY FILTER SYSTEM  

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The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) installed and tested two hydraulically connected SpinTek rotary microfilter (RMF) units to determine the behavior of a multiple filter system. Both units were successfully controlled by a control scheme written in DELTA-V architecture by Savannah River Remediation (SRR) Process Control Engineering personnel. The control system was tuned to provide satisfactory response to changing conditions during the operation of the multi-filter system. Stability was maintained through the startup and shutdown of one of the filter units while the second was still in operation. The installation configuration originally proposed by the Small Colum Ion Exchange (SCIX) project of independent filter and motor mountings may be susceptible to vibration. Significant stiffening of the filter and motor mounts was required to minimize the vibration. Alignment of the motor to the filter was a challenge in this test configuration. The deployment configuration must be easy to manipulate and allow for fine adjustment. An analysis of the vibration signature of the test system identified critical speeds. Whether it corresponds to the resonance frequency of a rotor radial vibration mode that was excited by rotor unbalance is uncertain based upon the measurements. A relative motion series should be completed on the filter with the final shaft configuration to determine if the resonances exist in the final filter design. The instrumentation selected for deployment, including the concentrate discharge control valve and flow meters, performed well. Automation of the valve control integrated well with the control scheme and when used in concert with the other control variables, allowed automated control of the dual RMF system. The one area of concern with the instrumentation was the condition resulting when the filtrate flow meter operated with less than three gpm. This low flow was at the lower range of performance for the flow meter. This should not be an issue in deployment where the desired flow rate will be within the normal operating range of the meter. Testing demonstrated that the use of a flexible line for the filtrate discharge is highly desired at the outlet of the rotary union to transition to the system piping. Isolating the vibration from the rotary union will significantly improve the lifetime of the seals. Methods to monitor and isolate individual filters should be considered during deployment. The ability to diagnose issues and isolate individual filters would allow isolation prior to failure. Thus, filters may be cleaned or repaired instead of requiring complete replacement if the condition were to continue unnoticed. Isolating the filtrate line of each filter during startup will minimize the premature buildup of solids on the filter disks. Several tests have shown that the method of filter startup can improve performance lifetime of the filters. The installation must factor in an air inlet for the draining of a filter that does not involve a reverse flow through the filter disks. The reverse flow may cause deformation of the disks or may damage other components of the filters themselves.

Herman, D.; Fowley, M.; Stefanko, D.

2011-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

203

Achieving maximum spatial diversity with decouple-and-forward relaying in dual-hop OSTBC transmissions  

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In this letter, we prove that decouple-and-forward (DCF) relaying for dual-hop orthogonal space-time block code (OSTBC) transmissions achieves the maximum diversity order attainable by dual-hop MIMO relaying systems. Decoupling at the relay transforms ... Keywords: OSTBC, decouple-and-forward relaying, diversity order, dual-hop MIMO system, rayleigh fading channels

In-Ho Lee; Dongwoo Kim

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

An Interleaved Dual-Battery Power Supply for Battery-Operated Electronics  

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An Interleaved Dual-Battery Power Supply for Battery-Operated Electronics QingQing Wu,Wu, Qinru VoltageAnalysis of Optimal Supply Voltage Design of Interleaved DualDesign of Interleaved Dual--Battery PowerBattery Power SupplySupply ConclusionsConclusions #12;Batteries in Mobile/Portable ElectronicsBatteries

Pedram, Massoud

205

Piecewise structural diffusion defined on shape index for noise reduction in dual-energy CT images  

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The increasing radiation dose in dual-energy CT (DE-CT) scanning due to the double exposures at 80 kVp and 140 kVp is a major concern in the application of DE-CT. This paper presents a novel image-space denoising method, called piecewise structural ... Keywords: dual-energy CT, dual-energy CT colonography, noise reduction

Wenli Cai; June-Goo Lee; Da Zhang; Christina Piel; Hiroyuki Yoshida

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Dual variational principle for a problem of heat conduction in a rectangular plate  

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In this paper we formulate the dual variational principle for a problem of heat conduction in a rectangular domain, represented by elliptic equation with boundary conditions (Dirichlet-Neumann). The approximate solution for the dual variational problem ... Keywords: dual functional, heat transfer, weak solution

Mioara Boncu?; Dumitru Barac

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Dual aperture dipole magnet with second harmonic component  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved dual aperture dipole electromagnet includes a second-harmonic frequency magnetic guide field winding which surrounds first harmonic frequency magnetic guide field windings associated with each aperture. The second harmonic winding and the first harmonic windings cooperate to produce resultant magnetic waveforms in the apertures which have extended acceleration and shortened reset portions of electromagnet operation.

Praeg, Walter F. (Palos Park, IL)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Dual-Mode Space-Temporal Simultaneous Processing Equalizer  

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A tapped delayed line adaptive array antenna (TDL-AAA) and a space-temporal simultaneous processing equalizer (ST-SPE) are proposed as simple space-temporal equalizers based on minimum mean square error (MMSE) criterion. The ST-SPE has a compact hardware ... Keywords: MMSE, dual-mode, space-temporal simultaneous processing equalizer

Yoshihiro Ichikawa; Shigeki Obote; Kenichi Kagoshima

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Wrought stainless steels -- Dual marking and corrosion evaluation  

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Prior to the 1980s, the commonly used type 300 austenitic series stainless steels (SS) in the chemical process industry were available in two grades: those with regular carbon content (straight grades) and those with extra-low carbon content (L-grades). When welding the straight grades, it was possible to sensitize the base metal adjacent to the weld. The carbon combines with the chromium at the grain boundaries, leaving a zone depleted of chromium, below the minimum required for SS, adjacent to the grain boundaries. Even a relatively mild corrosive environment then is able to selectively attack this region along grain boundaries. The dual-marked grades (types 304/304L and 316/316L) appeared, with the carbon content of an L-grade and the strength of a straight grade. Initially, there was no national code acceptance for dual marked grades. Designers were obliged to use L-grade stress values. To get around this, people were known to grind off the unacceptable part of the dual marking designation and deliver whatever grade was initially specified. ASME International now has formally stated that dual-marked grades may be used at straight grade stresses for all product forms and piping to 1,000 F (540 C).

Kobrin, G.; Lilly, J.; MacDiarmid, J.; Moniz, B.

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Potential of Malaysian activated carbon in dual purpose adsorption system  

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The adsorption capability of some locally produced activated charcoal (coconut shell) samples with methanol were taken under laboratory conditions. An experimental test rig was set up; data obtained from the experiments were fitted to Dubinin-Radushkevitch ... Keywords: Malaysian activated carbon, adsorption properties, coefficient of performance (COP), dual purpose system

M. A. Alghoul; M. Y. Sulaiman; K. Sopian; M. Yahya; Azami Zaharim

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

On Type IIA geometries dual to N = 2 SCFTs  

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We provide explicit solutions of Type IIA supergravity which are believed to be dual to N = 2 superconformal four dimensional gauge theories. These explicit solutions are based on the general ansatz for such a type of backgrounds introduced by Gaiotto and Maldacena.

R. A. Reid-Edwards; B. Stefanski jr

2010-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

212

SVM based feature selection: why are we using the dual?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most Support Vector Machines (SVM) implementations are based on solving the dual optimization problem. Of course, feature selection algorithms based on SVM are not different and, in particular, the most used method in the area, Guyon et al.'s Recursive ...

Guillermo L. Grinblat; Javier Izetta; Pablo M. Granitto

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

A case for dual-mapping one-way caches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a dual-mapping function for one-way data cache to reduce cache misses, write-back rates, and access time for single-core or multi-core computing processors. Our simulation results show that it reduces cache misses significantly compared ...

Arul Sandeep Gade; Yul Chu

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

A Robust Dual-Frequency Radar Profiling Algorithm  

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In this study, an algorithm to retrieve precipitation from spaceborne dual-frequency (13.8 and 35.6 GHz, or Ku/Ka band) radar observations is formulated and investigated. Such algorithms will be of paramount importance in deriving radar-based and ...

Mircea Grecu; Lin Tian; William S. Olson; Simone Tanelli

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Dual aperture dipole magnet with second harmonic component  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved dual aperture dipole electromagnet includes a second-harmonic frequency magnetic guide field winding which surrounds first harmonic frequency magnetic guide field windings associated with each aperture. The second harmonic winding and the first harmonic windings cooperate to produce resultant magnetic waveforms in the apertures which have extended acceleration and shortened reset portions of electromagnet operation.

Praeg, W.F.

1983-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

216

Brief Analysis of dual-rate inferential control systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For a dual-rate control system where the output sampling interval is an integer multiple of the control interval, we propose a model-based inferential control scheme which uses a fast-rate model to estimate the intersample outputs and then supply them ... Keywords: Digital control, Inferential control, Multirate systems, Robustness, Stability

Dongguang Li; Sirish L. Shah; Tongwen Chen

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Technical Repair Guidelines for Limitorque Models SMB 0 Through 4 Valve Actuators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This technical repair guide for Limitorque motor-operated valve (MOV) actuator models SMB 0 through 4 represents the third in a series of documents devoted to the comprehensive maintenance and repair of Limitorque actuators. This guide provides instructions for engineering, operations, and maintenance personnel on MOV actuator repair, maintenance, adjustment, and troubleshooting methods.

1993-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

218

A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection  

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A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection Neggers, Roel European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Category: Modeling A new convective boundary layer scheme is presented that is currently being developed for the Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) of the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Part of the total turbulent flux is modeled through advective mass flux by multiple updrafts, initialized at the surface. Two groups of updrafts are explicitly represented; i) updrafts that never reach their lifting condensation level, and ii) updrafts that condensate and become cloudy. Key new ingredient is the flexibility of the associated updraft area fractions, as a function of model state. As a result, an extra degree of freedom is introduced in the

219

String Gas Shells, their Dual Radiation and Hedgehog Signature Control  

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We search for spherically symmetric, stationary solutions with a string gas shell as a source. The requirement of a uniform newtonian potential, or constancy of the 00 component of the metric, implies the existence of a "dual" radiation, which we argue can be interpreted as representing the virtual quantum fluctuations that stabilize the shell. A string hedgehog can be introduced also into the solution. For zero or small hedgehog strength the string gas shell is of a regular nature, while the dual radiation is of a spacelike nature. For higher hedgehog strengths however the radiation "materializes" and becomes timelike while the string gas shell becomes space like. The significance of these solutions for the quantum theory is discussed.

E. I. Guendelman

2009-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

220

Single-stage dual priority regulator for photovoltaic systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this paper the design and application of a voltage regulator for use in Photovoltaic Systems with two separate loads of different priority is presented. The Single-Stage Dual Priority Regulator (SSDPR) charges two separate battery systems for high and low priority loads. The controller always charges the main battery first. It toggles between the two batteries when the main battery is nearly charged, and reduces the charge duty cycle of the main battery as it approaches full charge. The SSDPR utilizes the PV more efficiently by supplying low priority loads without jeopardizing the reliability of the critical load. Both the main and auxiliary voltage settings are adjustable, allowing the use of different types of batteries. The SDPR is being tested in the University of Lowell Vaccine Refrigerator Laboratory. A dual priority regulator is useful in any stand-alone system with multiple loads. Uses include photovoltaic powered homes, medical clinics, and recreational vehicles.

Salameh, Z.M.; Lynch, W.A. (Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Dual superconductivity and vacuum properties in Yang--Mills theories  

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We address, within the dual superconductivity model for color confinement, the question whether the Yang-Mills vacuum behaves as a superconductor of type I or type II. In order to do that we compare, for the theory with gauge group SU(2), the determination of the field penetration depth $\\lambda$ with that of the superconductor correlation length $\\xi$. The latter is obtained by measuring the temporal correlator of a disorder parameter developed by the Pisa group to detect dual superconductivity. The comparison places the vacuum close to the border between type I and type II and marginally on the type II side. We also check our results against the study of directly measurable effects such as the interaction between two parallel flux tubes, obtaining consistent indications for a weak repulsive behaviour. Future strategies to improve our investigation are discussed.

A. D'Alessandro; M. D'Elia; L. Tagliacozzo

2006-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

222

Dual Superconductivity from Yang-Mills Theory via Connection Decomposition  

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We derive an Abelian-Higgs-like action from SU(2) Yang-Mills theory via monopole-condensation assumption. Abelian projection as well as chromo-'electric-magnetic' duality are naturally realized by separating the small off-diagonal gluon part from diagonal gluon field according to the order of inverse coupling constant($1/g$). It is shown that Abelian dominance can follow from infrared behavior of ranning coupling constant and the mass generation of chromo-electric field as well as off-diagonal gluon is due to the quantum fluctuation of orientation of Abelian direction. Dual superconductivity of theory vacuum is confirmed by deriving dual London equation for chromo-electronic field.

Duoje Jia

2005-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

223

Wilson loops in string duals of walking and flavored systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider the vacuum expectation value of Wilson loop operators by studying the behavior of string probes in solutions of type-IIB string theory generated by N{sub c} D5-branes wrapped on an S{sup 2} internal manifold. In particular, we focus on solutions to the background equations that are dual to field theories with a walking gauge coupling as well as for flavored systems. We present in detail our walking solution and emphasize various general aspects of the procedure to study Wilson loops using string duals. We discuss the special features that the strings show when probing the region associated with the walking of the field-theory coupling.

Nunez, Carlos; Piai, Maurizio; Rago, Antonio [Swansea University, School of Physical Sciences, Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales (United Kingdom)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

224

Retractable pin dual in-line package test clip  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is a Dual In-Line Package (DIP) test clip for use when troubleshooting circuits containing DIP integrated circuits. This test clip is a significant improvement over existing DIP test clips in that it has retractable pins which will permit troubleshooting without risk of accidentally shorting adjacent pins together when moving probes to different pins on energized circuits or when the probe is accidentally bumped while taking measurements.

Bandzuch, Gregory S. (Washington, PA); Kosslow, William J. (Jefferson Boro, PA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Dual Environment Effects on the Oxidation of Metallic Interconnects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Metallic interconnects in solid oxide fuel cells are exposed to a dual environment: fuel on one side (i.e. H2 gas) and oxidizer on the other side (i.e. air). It has been observed that the oxidation behavior of thin stainless steel sheet in air is changed by the presence of H2 on the other side of the sheet. The resulting dual environment scales are flaky and more friable than the single environment scales. The H2 disrupts the scale on the air-side. A model to explain some of the effects of a dual environment is presented where hydrogen diffusing through the stainless steel sheet reacts with oxygen diffusing through the scale to form water vapor, which has sufficient vapor pressure to mechanically disrupt the scale. Experiments on preoxidized 316L stainless steel tubing exposed to air/air, H2/air, and H2/Ar environments are reported in support of the model.

Holcomb, Gordon R.; Ziomek-Moroz, Malgorzata; Cramer, Stephen D.; Covino, Jr., Bernard S.; and Bullard, Sophie J.

2004-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

226

NETL: Pre-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture by a New Dual-Phase Ceramic  

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Pre-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture by a New Dual-Phase Ceramic Carbonate Membrane Reactor Pre-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture by a New Dual-Phase Ceramic Carbonate Membrane Reactor Project No.: DE-FE0000470 Arizona State University is developing a dual-phase, membrane-based separation device which will separate carbon dioxide (CO2) from typical water gas shift (WGS) mixture feeds and produce hydrogen, which can be introduced into the combustion turbines of integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants. The objectives of the project are experimental studies of the synthesis of a high-temperature, chemically and thermally stable and CO2 perm-selective dual-phase membrane and its use as a membrane reactor for WGS reaction to produce H2 and CO2 rich streams. Concept of ceramic-carbonate dual phase membranes for CO2 separation. Concept of ceramic-carbonate dual phase membranes for CO2 separation.

227

Dual formulations of non-abelian spin models: local representation and low-temperature asymptotics  

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Non-abelian lattice spin models with symmetry group SU(N) or U(N) can be formulated in terms of link variables which are subject to the Bianchi constraints. Using this representation we derive exact and local dual formulation for the partition function of such models on a cubic lattice in arbitrary dimension D. Locality means that the dual action is given by a sum over some subset of hypercubes of the dual lattice and the interaction between dual variables ranges over one given hypercube. Dual variables are in general discrete-valued and live on (D-2)-cell of the dual lattice, in close analogy with the XY model. We use our construction to study in details the dual of SU(2) principal chiral model in two dimensions. We give dual expressions also for two-point correlation function in arbitrary representation and for the free energy of defects. Leading terms of the asymptotic expansion of the dual Boltzmann factor are computed and it is proven that at low temperatures it converges to a certain Gaussian distribution uniformly in all fluctuations of dual variables. This result enables us to define the semiclassical limit of the dual formulation and to determine an analog of the vortex--spin-wave representation for the partition function. Such representation is used to extract leading perturbative contribution to the correlation function which shows power-like decay at weak coupling. We also present some analytical evidences that the low-temperature limit of the dual formulation is completely described by ISO(2)-like approximation of SU(2) matrix elements.

O. Borisenko; V. Kushnir

2004-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

228

A new warmstarting strategy for the primal-dual column generation ...  

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Jun 24, 2012 ... Abstract: This paper presents a new warmstarting technique in the context of a primal-dual column generation method applied to solve a ...

229

Optimization Online - A Primal-Dual Algorithm for Computing a Cost ...  

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Oct 23, 2011 ... A Primal-Dual Algorithm for Computing a Cost Allocation in the Core of Economic Lot-Sizing Games. Mohan Gopaladesikan (mohang ***at*** ...

230

Local Analysis of the Feasible Primal-Dual Interior-Point Method R ...  

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R. Silva ?. J. Soares †. L. N. Vicente ‡. Abstract. In this paper we analyze the rate of local convergence of the Newton primal-dual interior- point method when ...

231

Primal-dual algorithms and infinite-dimensional Jordan algebras of ...  

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Mar 31, 2003 ... Primal-dual algorithms and infinite-dimensional Jordan algebras of finite ... of the technique of finite-dimensional Euclidean Jordan algebras to ...

232

Dual Fuel Conversion System for Diesel Engines: Inventions and Innovation Project Fact Sheet  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Project fact sheet written for the Inventions and Innovation Program about a new dual fuel conversion system allows diesel fuel switching with clean burning natural gas.

Wogsland, J.

2001-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

233

Market Assessment of Retrofit Dual-Fuel Diesel Generators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reciprocating engines have long played an important role in the distributed resources market and should continue to provide end-use customers and energy companies benefits in both on-site and grid-connected power generation service. This report presents results of collaborative technical and economic market analyses with a major engine manufacturer to examine the prospects for conversion of existing diesel generators in the 500-2000 kW size range to dual-fuel (natural gas and diesel fuel) operation. Thes...

2001-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

234

Dual wavelength laser damage testing for high energy lasers.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As high energy laser systems evolve towards higher energies, fundamental material properties such as the laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT) of the optics limit the overall system performance. The Z-Backlighter Laser Facility at Sandia National Laboratories uses a pair of such kiljoule-class Nd:Phosphate Glass lasers for x-ray radiography of high energy density physics events on the Z-Accelerator. These two systems, the Z-Beamlet system operating at 527nm/ 1ns and the Z-Petawatt system operating at 1054nm/ 0.5ps, can be combined for some experimental applications. In these scenarios, dichroic beam combining optics and subsequent dual wavelength high reflectors will see a high fluence from combined simultaneous laser exposure and may even see lingering effects when used for pump-probe configurations. Only recently have researchers begun to explore such concerns, looking at individual and simultaneous exposures of optics to 1064 and third harmonic 355nm light from Nd:YAG [1]. However, to our knowledge, measurements of simultaneous and delayed dual wavelength damage thresholds on such optics have not been performed for exposure to 1054nm and its second harmonic light, especially when the pulses are of disparate pulse duration. The Z-Backlighter Facility has an instrumented damage tester setup to examine the issues of laser-induced damage thresholds in a variety of such situations [2] . Using this damage tester, we have measured the LIDT of dual wavelength high reflectors at 1054nm/0.5ps and 532nm/7ns, separately and spatially combined, both co-temporal and delayed, with single and multiple exposures. We found that the LIDT of the sample at 1054nm/0.5ps can be significantly lowered, from 1.32J/cm{sup 2} damage fluence with 1054/0.5ps only to 1.05 J/cm{sup 2} with the simultaneous presence of 532nm/7ns laser light at a fluence of 8.1 J/cm{sup 2}. This reduction of LIDT of the sample at 1054nm/0.5ps continues as the fluence of 532nm/7ns laser light simultaneously present increases. The reduction of LIDT does not occur when the 2 pulses are temporally separated. This paper will also present dual wavelength LIDT results of commercial dichroic beam-combining optics simultaneously exposed with laser light at 1054nm/2.5ns and 532nm/7ns.

Atherton, Briggs W.; Rambo, Patrick K.; Schwarz, Jens; Kimmel, Mark W.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

DUAL PHASE MEMBRANE FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE CO2 SEPARATION  

SciTech Connect

This project is intended to expand upon the previous year's research en route to the development of a sustainable dual phase membrane for CO{sub 2} separation. It was found that the pores within the supports had to be less than 9 {micro}m in order to maintain the stability of the dual phase membrane. Pores larger than 9 {micro}m would be unable to hold the molten carbonate phase in place, rendering the membrane ineffective. Calculations show that 80% of the pore volume of the 0.5 media grade metal support was filled with the molten carbonate. Information obtained from EDS and SEM confirmed that the molten carbonate completely infiltrated the pores on both the contact and non-contact size of the metal support. Permeation tests for CO{sub 2} and N{sub 2} at 450-750 C show very low permeance of those two gases through the dual phase membrane, which was expected due to the lack of ionization of those two gases. Permeance of the CO{sub 2} and O{sub 2} mixture was much higher, indicating that the gases do form an ionic species, CO{sub 3}{sup 2-}, enhancing transport through the membrane. However, at temperatures in excess of 650 C, the permeance of CO{sub 3}{sup 2-} decreased quite rapidly, while predictions showed that permeance should have continued to increase. XRD data obtained form the surface of the membrane indicated the formation of lithium iron oxides on the support. This layer has a very low conductivity, which drastically reduces the flow of electrons to the CO{sub 2}/O{sub 2} gas mixture, limiting the formation of the ionic species. These results indicate that the use of stainless steel supports in a high temperature oxidative environment can lead to decreased performance of the membranes. This revelation has created the need for an oxidation resistant support, which can be gained by the use of a ceramic-type membrane. Future research efforts will be directed towards preparation of a new ceramic-carbonate dual phase membrane. The membrane will based on an oxide ceramic support that has an oxidation resistance better than the metal support and high electronic conductivity (1200-1500 S/cm) in the interested temperature range (400-600 C).

Jerry Y.S. Lin; Seungjoon Chung; Matthew Anderson

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Photoemission with Chemical Potential from QCD Gravity Dual  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider a $D4-D8-\\bar D8$ brane construction which gives rise to a large N QCD at sufficiently small energies. Using the gravity dual of this system, we study chiral phase transition at finite chemical potential and temperature and find a line of first order phase transitions in the phase plane. We compute the spectral function and the photon emission rate. The trace of the spectral function is monotonic at vanishing chemical potential, but develops some interesting features as the value of the chemical potential is increased.

Andrei Parnachev; David A. Sahakyan

2006-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

237

Dual-circuit, multiple-effect refrigeration system and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dual circuit absorption refrigeration system comprising a high temperature single-effect refrigeration loop and a lower temperature double-effect refrigeration loop separate from one another and provided with a double-condenser coupling therebetween. The high temperature condenser of the single-effect refrigeration loop is double coupled to both of the generators in the double-effect refrigeration loop to improve internal heat recovery and a heat and mass transfer additive such as 2-ethyl-1-hexanol is used in the lower temperature double-effect refrigeration loop to improve the performance of the absorber in the double-effect refrigeration loop.

DeVault, Robert C. (Knoxville, TN)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Gauge theories on hyperbolic spaces and dual wormhole instabilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study supergravity duals of strongly coupled four-dimensional gauge theories formulated on compact quotients of hyperbolic spaces. The resulting background geometries are represented by Euclidean wormholes, which complicate establishing the precise gauge theory/string theory correspondence dictionary. These backgrounds suffer from the nonperturbative instabilities arising from the D3D3-bar pair-production in the background four-form potential. We discuss conditions for suppressing this Schwingerlike instability. We find that Euclidean wormholes arising in this construction develop a naked singularity before they can be stabilized.

Buchel, Alex [Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5B7 (Canada); Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W9 (Canada)

2004-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

239

Quasicrystals: Atomic coverings and windows are dual projects  

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In the window approach to quasicrystals, the atomic position space E_parallel is embedded into a space E^n = E_parallel + E_perp. Windows are attached to points of a lattice Lambda \\in E^n. For standard 5fold and icosahedral tiling models, the windows are perpendicular projections of dual Voronoi and Delone cells from Lambda. Their cuts by the position space E_parallel mark tiles and atomic positions. In the alternative covering approach, the position space is covered by overlapping copies of a quasi-unit cell which carries a fixed atomic configuration. The covering and window approach to quasicrystals are shown to be dual projects: D- and V- clusters are defined as projections to position space E_parallel of Delone or Voronoi cells. Decagonal V-clusters in the Penrose tiling, related to the decagon covering, and two types of pentagonal D-clusters in the triangle tiling of 5fold point symmetry with their windows are analyzed. They are linked, cover position space and have definite windows. For functions compatible with the tilings they form domains of definition. For icosahedral tilings the V-clusters are Kepler triacontahedra, the D-clusters are two icosahedra and one dodecahedron.

Peter Kramer

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Dual Phase Membrane for High Temperature CO2 Separation  

SciTech Connect

This project aimed at synthesis of a new inorganic dual-phase carbonate membrane for high temperature CO{sub 2} separation. Metal-carbonate dual-phase membranes were prepared by the direct infiltration method and the synthesis conditions were optimized. Permeation tests for CO{sub 2} and N{sub 2} from 450-750 C showed very low permeances of those two gases through the dual-phase membrane, which was expected due to the lack of ionization of those two particular gases. Permeance of the CO{sub 2} and O{sub 2} mixture was much higher, indicating that the gases do form an ionic species, CO{sub 3}{sup 2-}, enhancing transport through the membrane. However, at temperatures in excess of 650 C, the permeance of CO{sub 3}{sup 2-} decreased rapidly, while predictions showed that permeance should have continued to increase with temperature. XRD data obtained from used membrane indicated that lithium iron oxides formed on the support surface. This lithium iron oxide layer has a very low conductivity, which drastically reduces the flow of electrons to the CO{sub 2}/O{sub 2} gas mixture; thus limiting the formation of the ionic species required for transport through the membrane. These results indicated that the use of stainless steel supports in a high temperature oxidative environment can lead to decreased performance of the membranes. This revelation created the need for an oxidation resistant support, which could be gained by the use of a ceramic-type membrane. Work was extended to synthesize a new inorganic dual-phase carbonate membrane for high temperature CO{sub 2} separation. Helium permeance of the support before and after infiltration of molten carbonate are on the order of 10{sup -6} and 10{sup -10} moles/m{sup 2} {center_dot} Pa {center_dot} s respectively, indicating that the molten carbonate is able to sufficiently infiltrate the membrane. It was found that La{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} (LSCF) was a suitable candidate for the support material. This support material proved to separate CO{sub 2} when combined with O{sub 2} at a flux of 0.194 ml/min {center_dot} cm{sup 2} at 850 C. It was also observed that, because LSCF is a mixed conductor (conductor of both electrons and oxygen ions), the support was able to provide its own oxygen to facilitate separation of CO{sub 2}. Without feeding O{sub 2}, the LSCF dual phase membrane produced a maximum CO{sub 2} flux of 0.246 ml/min {center_dot} cm{sup 2} at 900 C.

Jerry Lin

2007-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Future Inspection of Overhead Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents scenarios and technologies that can be applied in the future for the inspection of transmission lines. Scenarios describe the utilization of a range of concepts, including distributed sensors, unmanned airborne vehicles, RF communication, and robotics. An approach to performing demonstration projects using currently available technologies is provided and will be implemented in the following phases of the project.

2008-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

242

INTEGRATED VERTICAL AND OVERHEAD DECONTAMINATION (IVOD) SYSTEM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The deactivation and decommissioning of 1200 buildings within the U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Environmental Management complex will require the disposition of a large quantity of contaminated concrete and metal surfaces. It has been estimated that 23 million cubic meters of concrete and over 600,000 tons of metal will need disposition. The disposition of such large quantities of material presents difficulties in the area of decontamination and characterization. The final disposition of this large amount of material will take time and money as well as risk to the D&D work force. A single automated system that would decontaminate and characterize surfaces in one step would not only reduce the schedule and decrease cost during D&D operations but would also protect the D&D workers from unnecessary exposures to contaminated surfaces. This report summarizes the activities performed during FY00 and describes the planned activities for FY01. Accomplishments for FY00 include the following: Development and field-testing of characterization system; Completion of Title III design of deployment platform and decontamination unit; In-house testing of deployment platform and decontamination unit; Completion of system integration design; Identification of deployment site; and Completion of test plan document for deployment of IVOD at Rancho Seco nuclear power facility.

M.A. Ebadian, Ph.D.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

The Intelligent Study on Diesel-LNG Dual Fuel Marine Diesel Engine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article, a diesel engine named "X6170ZC" has been converted into a dual-fuel engine of diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The principle, composition and characteristics of electronic control system for the engine have been introduced. An ... Keywords: engine, dual-fuel, intelligent

Zhang Liang

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

A new algorithm for improved VDD assignment in low power dual VDD systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present the first in-depth study of the two existing algorithms, namely, Clustered Voltage Scaling (CVS) and Extended Clustered Voltage Scaling (ECVS), used for assigning the voltage supply to gates in integrated circuits having dual power supplies. ... Keywords: CVS, ECVS, dual VDD design, level converters, low power design algorithms

Sarvesh H. Kulkarni; Ashish N. Srivastava; Dennis Sylvester

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

A First-Order Primal-Dual Algorithm for Convex Problems with Applications to Imaging  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we study a first-order primal-dual algorithm for non-smooth convex optimization problems with known saddle-point structure. We prove convergence to a saddle-point with rate O(1/N) in finite dimensions for the complete ... Keywords: Convex optimization, Dual approaches, Image, Inverse problems, Reconstruction, Total variation

Antonin Chambolle; Thomas Pock

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

The piston dynamics under knock situation of diesel dual fuel engine: a numerical study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A compression ignition engine fueled by natural gas or Diesel Dual Fuel (DDF) engine is a promising engine for the future of a high oil price. Unfortunately, the DDF engine knocks easily: this leads to damage of pistons. So, the understanding of the ... Keywords: diesel dual fuel engine, knock, mixed-lubrication, modelling, piston secondary motion, simulation

Krisada Wannatong; Somchai Chanchaona; Surachai Sanitjai

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Quality Control and Calibration of the Dual-Polarization Radar at Kwajalein, RMI  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dual-polarization weather radar on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (KPOL) is one of the only full-time (24/7) operational S-band dual-polarimetric (DP) radars in the tropics. Through the use of KPOL DP and ...

David A. Marks; David B. Wolff; Lawrence D. Carey; Ali Tokay

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Application of Two-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission in Pure Electric Vehicle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two-speed dual clutch transmission is used in electric vehicle to improve vehicle power performance and efficiency of an electric driveline. To illustrate the improvement of power performance and efficiency, single-speed transmission system was introduced ... Keywords: pure electric vehicle, dual clutch transmission, single-speed transmission

Yongdao Song; Xiusheng Cheng; Zhonghua Lu; Xueshong Li

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Dual home agent (DHA)-based location management scheme in integrated cellular-WLAN networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For seamless integration of cellular and wireless local area network (WLAN) systems, we introduce a dual home agent (DHA)-based location management. The DHA maintains the location information both in the cellular and WLAN systems, and therefore unnecessary ... Keywords: Cellular-WLAN integration, Dual home agent (DHA), Mobile IP, Performance analysis

Sangheon Pack; Wonjun Lee

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Dual control of vascular tone and remodelling by ATP released from nerves and endothelial cells  

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-term control of cell proliferation, migration and death involved in vascular remodelling. There is dual controlReview Dual control of vascular tone and remodelling by ATP released from nerves and endothelial.burnstock@ucl.ac.uk Abstract: Purinergic signalling is important both in short-term control of vascular tone and in longer

Burnstock, Geoffrey

251

Cooperative Control of a 3D Dual-Flexible-Arm Robot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses cooperative control of a dual-flexible-arm robot to handle a rigid object in three-dimensional space. The proposed control scheme integrates hybrid position/force control and vibration suppression control. To derive the control scheme, ... Keywords: cooperative control, dual-flexible-arm robot, internal force, lumped-parameter model, task vector, vibration control

Mitsuhiro Yamano; Jin-Soo Kim; Atsushi Konno; Masaru Uchiyama

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

A Primal-Dual Estimator of Production and Cost Functions Within an Errors-in-Variables Context  

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The GAE model of production and cost presented here can beDual Estimator of Production and Cost Functions Within anDual Estimator of Production and Cost Functions Within an

Paris, Quirino; Caputo, Michael R.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Dual-Doppler and Single-Doppler Analysis of a Tornadic Storm Undergoing Mergers and Repeated Tornadogenesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-Doppler observations with unprecedented finescale spatial and temporal resolution are used to characterize the vector wind field in and near a tornado occurring near Kiefer, Oklahoma, on 26 May 1997. Analyses of the dual-Doppler vector wind ...

Joshua Wurman; Yvette Richardson; Curtis Alexander; Stephen Weygandt; Peng Fei Zhang

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Design, analysis, and testing of a precision guidance, navigation, and control system for a dual-spinning Cubesat  

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The Microsized Microwave Atmospheric Satellite (MicroMAS) combines two traditional control approaches: a dual spinner and a three-axis gyrostat. Unlike typical dual spinners, the purpose of MicroMAS 's 2U bus and spinner ...

Wise, Evan Dale

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Influence of Agricultural Dual Credit on Student College Readiness Self-Efficacy  

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The purpose of this correlational and descriptive study was to examine the influence of an agricultural dual credit course curriculum on student self-efficacy of college readiness as students matriculate to post-secondary education. To evaluate the personal characteristics, postsecondary plans, program perceptions and college readiness self-efficacy, a quantitative survey and online instrument was used to gather data and analyze information on high school students enrolled in agricultural education in both dual credit and non-dual credit courses primarily in the Middle Tennessee Region. The target population (N = 543) for this study was defined as students at 16 schools where the dual credit course was offered with the Middle Tennessee State University, School of Agribusiness and Agriscience in the 2011-2012 academic year. A total of 245 students from 16 secondary agricultural programs in seven different school districts across Tennessee, primarily in the Middle Tennessee region, participated in the study for a response rate of approximately 45%. This study examined college readiness of student participation in an agricultural dual credit course and sought to determine the relationship between student participation in a dual credit course offering and college readiness self-efficacy as well as student perceptions of the course offering. Course self-efficacy was higher among dual credit participants versus non-dual credit participants. Social self-efficacy was also higher for dual credit participants. Females had higher Course self-efficacy, and there was a positive relationship between GPA and each construct of the college readiness self-efficacy inventory. Participant perceptions of the agricultural dual credit program were also high. This study indicates that dual credit participants can confidently approach post-secondary options, and that they are more likely to be successful in college due to level of self-efficacy as they matriculate into college. Recommendations from the study include: Using the MTSU dual credit model in future dual credit course developments and collaborations; using findings as a basis for training future agricultural education teachers on how to improve CRSE; and additional and longitudinal studies to track dual credit students’ success in college.

Neely, Alanna L.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

A dual-porosity reservoir model with a nonlinear coupling term  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Since their introduction by Barenblatt et al. (1960), double-porosity models have been widely used for simulating flow in fractured reservoirs, such as geothermal reservoirs. In a dual-porosity system, the matrix blocks provide most of the storage of the reservoir, whereas the fractures provide the global transmissivity. Initially, most work on dual-porosity models emphasized the development of analytical solutions to idealized reservoir problems. Increasingly, the dual-porosity approach is being implemented by numerical reservoir simulators. Accurate numerical simulation of a dual-porosity problem often requires a prohibitively large number of computational cells in order to resolve the transient pressure gradients in the matrix blocks. We discuss a new dual-porosity model that utilizes a nonlinear differential equation to approximate the fracture/matrix interactions, When implemented into a numerical simulator, it eliminates the need to discretize the matrix blocks, and thereby allows more efficient simulation of reservoir problems.

Zimmerman, R.W.; Chen, G.; Hadgu, T.; Bodvarsson, G.S.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

A dual emission mechanism in Sgr A*/L' ?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have collected in 2004 adaptive optics corrected L' images of the Galactic Center region with NAOS-CONICA at VLT. A strong variability was observed as well as a correlation between the photocenter positions and fluxes of the L'-band counterpart of Sgr A*. It is interpreted as the combined emission of a point-like flaring source at the position of Sgr A*/IR itself and an extended dust structure, 75 mas south west of Sgr A*/IR, which we name Sgr A*-f. We examine the different possible mechanisms to explain this dual Sgr A* L' emission and conclude it is likely a flaring emission associated to energetic events in the close environment of the black hole plus a quiescent emission resulting from the collision of Sgr A*-f by a jet from Sgr A*.

Yann Clénet; Daniel Rouan; Damien Gratadour; Olivier Marco; Pierre Léna; Nancy Ageorges; Eric Gendron

2005-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

258

Dual manifold system and method for fluid transfer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dual-manifold assembly is provided for the rapid, parallel transfer of liquid reagents from a microtiter plate to a solid state microelectronic device having biological sensors integrated thereon. The assembly includes aspiration and dispense manifolds connected by a plurality of conduits. In operation, the aspiration manifold is actuated such that the aspiration manifold is seated onto an array of reagent-filled wells of the microtiter plate. The wells are pressurized to force reagent through conduits toward the dispense manifold. A pressure pulse provided by a standard ink-jet printhead ejects nanoliter-to-picoliter droplets of reagent through an array of printhead orifices and onto test sites on the surface of the microelectronic device.

Doktycz, Mitchel J. (Knoxville, TN); Bryan, William Louis (Knoxville, TN); Kress, Reid (Oak Ridge, TN)

2003-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

259

Nuclear dual-purpose plants for industrial energy  

SciTech Connect

One of the major obstacles to extensive application of nuclear power to industrial heat is the difference between the relatively small energy requirements of individual industrial plants and the large thermal capacity of current power reactors. A practical way of overcoming this obstacle would be to operate a centrally located dual-purpose power plant that would furnish process steam to a cluster of industrial plants, in addition to generating electrical power. The present study indicates that even relatively remote industrial plants could be served by the power plant, since it might be possible to convey steam economically as much as ten miles or more. A survey of five major industries indicates a major potential market for industrial steam from large nuclear power stations.

Klepper, O.H.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Dual annular rotating "windowed" nuclear reflector reactor control system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A nuclear reactor control system is provided in a nuclear reactor having a core operating in the fast neutron energy spectrum where criticality control is achieved by neutron leakage. The control system includes dual annular, rotatable reflector rings. There are two reflector rings: an inner reflector ring and an outer reflector ring. The reflectors are concentrically assembled, surround the reactor core, and each reflector ring includes a plurality of openings. The openings in each ring are capable of being aligned or non-aligned with each other. Independent driving means for each of the annular reflector rings is provided so that reactor criticality can be initiated and controlled by rotation of either reflector ring such that the extent of alignment of the openings in each ring controls the reflection of neutrons from the core.

Jacox, Michael G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Drexler, Robert L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Hunt, Robert N. M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Lake, James A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Matrix-fracture interactions in dual porosity simulation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A new method for simulating flow in fractured media is presented which uses a truncated version of the analytical solution to resolve pressure transients in the rock matrix. The point at which the series solution may be truncated is a known function of the problem, and may therefore be readily determined. Furthermore, the functional form of the method is essentially dimension-independent, and implementation of the method requires only minimal modification to an existing dual porosity simulator. Three test cases are presented comparing results from fine grid simulations, Warren and Root simulations, and the new formulation. In each of the three cases presented, excellent agreement with the fine grid simulations is obtained using the new method. The W&R formulation exhibits excessive error throughout the simulated time, first underpredicting outflow rates, and then overpredicting rates. The error using the W&R formulation is largest for 3-D fracture networks, but is large for all cases tested.

Shook, G.M.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Dual-transponder Precision Navigation System for Synthetic Aperture Sonar  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The technical details of a dual-transponder, long-baseline positioning system to measure the sway of a free towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) are presented. The sway is measured with respect to freely deployed, battery powered, transponders which sit stationary on the seabed connected via cables to floating buoys housing high-accuracy GPS timing receivers. A T/R switch allows a single hydrophone on each transponder to alternately receive and transmit linear FM chirp signals. The time of flight of the signals is determined by matched-filtering using a DSP and transmitted to the towboat for storage in real time using RF modems. The sway information is completely independent for each sonar ping and allows the deblurring of the SAS images by post processing. A Matlab simulation predicts a worst case sway accuracy of cm.

E N Pilbrow; M P Hayes; P T Gough

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Schwinger type processes via branes and their gravity duals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider Schwinger type processes involving the creation of the charge and monopole pairs in the external fields and propose interpretation of these processes via corresponding brane configurations in Type IIB string theory. We suggest simple description of some new interesting nonperturbative processes like monopole/dyon transitions in the electric field and W-boson decay in the magnetic field using the brane language. Nonperturbative pair production in the strong coupling regime using the AdS/CFT correspondence is studied. The treatment of the similar processes in the noncommutative theories when noncommutativity is traded for the background fields is presented and the possible role of the critical magnetic field which is S-dual to the critical electric field is discussed.

A. S. Gorsky; K. A. Saraikin; K. G. Selivanov

2001-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

264

Schwinger type processes via branes and their gravity duals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider Schwinger type processes involving the creation of the charge and monopole pairs in the external fields and propose interpretation of this processes via corresponding brane configurations in Type IIB string theory. We suggest simple description of some new interesting nonperturbative processes like monopole/dyon transitions in the electric field and W-boson decay in the magnetic field using the brane language. Nonperturbative pair production in the strong coupling regime using the AdS/CFT correspondence is studied. The treatment of the similar processes in the noncommutative theories where noncommutativity is traded for the background fields is presented and the possible role of the critical magnetic field which is S-dual to the critical electric field is discussed.

Gorsky, A S; Selivanov, K G

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Dual Phase Membrane for High Temperature CO2 Separation  

SciTech Connect

Dual-phase membranes consisting of stainless steel supports infiltrated with molten carbonate have been shown to be selective to CO{sub 2} at high temperatures (400-650 C). However, over time at high temperatures, the formation of iron oxides on the surface of the stainless steel supports render the membranes ineffective. This report details synthesis and characteristics of dual-phase carbonate membrane with an oxidation resistant perovskite type ceramic (lanthanum-strontium-cobaltite-iron; LSCF) support. Porous LSCF supports were prepared from its powder synthesized by the citrate method. Both steady state permeation and mercury porosimetry confirmed that the LSCF membrane sintered at 900 C has pores large enough to absorb molten carbonate, yet small enough to retain the molten carbonate under high pressure conditions. Results of XRD analysis have shown that LSCF and the molten carbonate mixture do not react with each other at temperatures below 700 C. Four-point method conductivity tests indicate that the support material has sufficiently high electronic conductivity for this application. Li-Na-K carbonate was coated to the porous LSCF support by a liquid infiltration method. Helium permeance of the support before and after infiltration of molten carbonate are on the order of 10{sup -6} and 10{sup -10} moles/m{sup 2} {center_dot} Pa {center_dot} s respectively, indicating that the molten carbonate is able to sufficiently infiltrate the membrane. Preliminary high temperature permeation experiments indicate that the membrane does separate CO{sub 2} in the presence of O{sub 2}, with a maximum flux of 0.623 ml/cm{sup 2} {center_dot} min obtained at 850 C.

Jerry Y.S. Lin; Matthew Anderson

2006-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

266

Investigation of the Fundamental Reliability Unit for Cu Dual-Damascene Metallization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An investigation has been carried out to determine the fundamental reliability unit of copper dual-damascene metallization. Electromigration experiments have been carried out on straight via-to-via interconnects in the ...

Gan, C.L.

267

Dual-Polarization Spectral Analysis for Retrieval of Effective Raindrop Shapes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-polarization radar observations of precipitation depend on size–shape relations of raindrops. There are several studies presented in literature dedicated to the investigation of this relation. In this work a new approach of investigating ...

D. N. Moisseev; V. Chandrasekar; C. M. H. Unal; H. W. J. Russchenberg

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Preliminary Report on Dual-Purpose Canister Disposal Alternatives (FY13) |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Preliminary Report on Dual-Purpose Canister Disposal Alternatives Preliminary Report on Dual-Purpose Canister Disposal Alternatives (FY13) Preliminary Report on Dual-Purpose Canister Disposal Alternatives (FY13) This report documents the first phase of a multi-year project to understand the technical feasibility and logistical implications of direct disposal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in existing dual-purpose canisters (DPCs) and other types of storage casks. The first phase includes a set of preliminary disposal concepts and associated technical analyses, identification of additional R&D needs, and a recommendation to proceed with the next phase of the evaluation effort. Preliminary analyses indicate that DPC direct disposal could be technically feasible, at least for certain disposal concepts. DPC disposal concepts include the salt concept, and emplacement

269

Photo of the Week: The First Energy-Efficient Dual-Paned Windows |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The First Energy-Efficient Dual-Paned Windows The First Energy-Efficient Dual-Paned Windows Photo of the Week: The First Energy-Efficient Dual-Paned Windows December 5, 2013 - 12:53pm Addthis Researchers at Berkeley Lab helped develop the first energy-efficient dual-paned windows, now used in buildings and homes worldwide for billions of dollars in energy savings. Current windows research in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Berkeley Lab is aimed at developing new glazing materials, windows simulation software and other advanced high-performance window systems. The building shown here, located at Berkeley Lab, is a windows testing facility. | Photo courtesy of Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Researchers at Berkeley Lab helped develop the first energy-efficient

270

Kinetic Energy Budgets of a Subtropical Squall Line Determined from TAMEX Dual-Doppler Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-Doppler data collected during the Taiwan Area Mesoscale Experiment (TAMEX) are used to study the kinetic energy balance of a subtropical squall line over the Taiwan Straits. Values of each term in the kinetic energy budget equation are ...

Yeong-Jer Lin; Hsi Shen; Robert W. Pasken

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Retrieval of Microscale Wind and Temperature Fields from Single- and Dual-Doppler Lidar Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-Doppler lidar observations are used to assess the accuracy of single-Doppler retrievals of microscale wind and temperature fields in a shear-driven convective boundary layer. The retrieval algorithm, which is based on four-dimensional ...

Rob K. Newsom; David Ligon; Ron Calhoun; Rob Heap; Edward Cregan; Marko Princevac

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Dual-Regression Retrieval Algorithm for Real-Time Processing of Satellite Ultraspectral Radiances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A fast physically based dual-regression (DR) method is developed to produce, in real time, accurate profile and surface- and cloud-property retrievals from satellite ultraspectral radiances observed for both clear- and cloudy-sky conditions. The ...

William L. Smith Sr.; Elisabeth Weisz; Stanislav V. Kireev; Daniel K. Zhou; Zhenglong Li; Eva E. Borbas

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

A Study of Embryo Production and Hail Growth Using Dual-Doppler and Multiparameter Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The origin and importance to embryo and hail production of a region of drops advected above the freezing level in the updraft of a severe Colorado hailstorm is examined using radar polarization measurements in conjunction with dual-Doppler and ...

John W. Conway; Dušan S. Zrni?

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Dual-temperature Kalina cycle for geothermal-solar hybrid power systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis analyzes the thermodynamics of a power system coupling two renewable heat sources: low-temperature geothermal and a high-temperature solar. The process, referred to as a dual-temperature geothermal-solar Kalina ...

Boghossian, John G

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Extended Overdetermined Dual-Doppler Formalism in Synthesizing Airborne Doppler Radar Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the intensive observing period of the field phase of the Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment (COARE) of the Tropical Oceans and Global Atmosphere (TOGA) program, airborne Doppler radars capable of fore–aft scanning (dual-Doppler ...

Michel Chong; Cláudia Campos

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Quantitative Precipitation Estimation in the CASA X-band Dual-Polarization Radar Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the sensing aspects and performance evaluation of the quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) system in an X-band dual-polarization radar network developed by the Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) ...

Yanting Wang; V. Chandrasekar

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Vector Winds from a Single-Transmitter Bistatic Dual-Doppler Radar Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A bistatic dual-Doppler weather radar network consisting of only one transmitter and a nontransmitting, nonscanning, low-cost bistatic receiver was deployed in the Boulder, Colorado, area during 1993.

Joshua Wurman

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Development of Dual-Air-Assistant Atomizing Nozzle to Apply Aerosol...  

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Development of Dual-Air-Assistant Atomizing Nozzle to Apply Aerosol-Sealing Technology in Air Duct Systems Speaker(s): Alan Ropers Date: July 8, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90...

279

Tornado Maintenance Investigated with High-Resolution Dual-Doppler and EnKF Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-Doppler wind synthesis and ensemble Kalman filter analyses produced by assimilating Doppler-on-Wheels velocity data collected in four tornadic supercells are examined in order to further understand the maintenance of tornadoes. Although ...

James Marquis; Yvette Richardson; Paul Markowski; David Dowell; Joshua Wurman

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Improving the LP bound of a MILP by dual concurrent branching and ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transformed to the dual space in the textbook standard way, we get: g1 : y1 + ... In 2.1 we call those inequalities, where the right hand side is greater 0 the main.

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281

A Computational Study into the Evolution of Dual-Route Dynamics for Affective Processing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The evolutionary justification by LeDoux (1996) for his dual-route model of fear processing was analyzed computationally by applying genetic algorithms to artificial neural networks. The evolution was simulated of a neural network controlling an agent ...

Paul Den Dulk; Bram T. Heerebout; R. Hans Phaf

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Dual Estimates of the Optimal Plan Model and Regional Market Costs: A Relationship  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The relationship between linear programming dual estimates for the optimal production plan model and real regional market costs is studied. A two-stage linear programming model is necessary for exact approximation of cost allocation in analyzing with ...

Yu. M. Tsodikov; Ya. Yu. Tsodikova

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Scopes and Challenges of Dual-Doppler Lidar Wind Measurements—An Error Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Pulsed Doppler lidars are powerful tools for long-range high-resolution measurements of radial wind velocities. With the development of commercial Doppler lidars and the reduction of acquisition costs, dual-Doppler lidar systems will be become ...

Christina Stawiarski; Katja Träumner; Christoph Knigge; Ronald Calhoun

284

High-Resolution Dual-Doppler Analyses of the 29 May 2001 Kress, Texas, Cyclic Supercell  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 29 May 2001, Doppler on Wheels radars collected data on a supercell near Kress, Texas. The supercellular storm, cyclic in nature, produced multiple mesocyclones throughout its lifetime. Dual-Doppler syntheses were conducted using a grid ...

Jeffrey R. Beck; John L. Schroeder; Joshua M. Wurman

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

The Structure of Thermals in Cumulus from Airborne Dual-Doppler Radar Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A newly developed technique for airborne dual-Doppler observations with the Wyoming Cloud Radar is used to characterize the velocity fields in vertical planes across cumulus turrets. The clouds sampled were continental in nature, with high bases (...

Rick Damiani; Gabor Vali; Samuel Haimov

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

High Resolution Hurricane Vector Winds from C-band Dual-Polarization SAR Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents a new approach for retrieving hurricane surface wind vectors utilizing C-band dual-polarization (VV, VH) synthetic aperture radar (SAR) observations. The co-polarized geophysical model function (CMOD5.N) and a new cross-...

Biao Zhang; William Perrie; Jun A. Zhang; Eric W. Uhlhorn; Yijun He

287

The Genesis of Three Nonsupercell Tornadoes Observed with Dual-Doppler Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-Doppler radar analyses of three tornadoes associated with a multicellular line of storms are presented. The F2–F3 intensity tornadoes occurred on 15 June 1988 near Denver, Colorado, during the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) Project. ...

Rita D. Roberts; James W. Wilson

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

A Phase Field Study on Static Strain Aging Kinetics of Dual Phase ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the current study, we found that the time scale for strain aging of a dual-phase linepipe steel is several orders of magnitude longer than that needed for ...

289

Sources of Error in Dual-Wavelength Radar Remote Sensing of Cloud Liquid Water Content  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-wavelength ratio (DWR) techniques offer the prospect of producing high-resolution mapping of cloud microphysical properties, including retrievals of cloud liquid water content (LWC) from reflectivity measured by millimeter-wavelength radars. ...

John K. Williams; J. Vivekanandan

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

A Study on the Feasibility of Dual-Wavelength Radar for Identification of Hydrometeor Phases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An important objective for the dual-wavelength Ku-/Ka-band precipitation radar (DPR) that will be on board the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core satellite is to identify the phase state of hydrometeors along the range direction. To ...

Liang Liao; Robert Meneghini

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Single- and Dual-Source Modeling of Surface Energy Fluxes with Radiometric Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single- and dual-source models of the surface energy transfer across the soil-vegetation-atmosphere interface were used in conjunction with remotely sensed surface temperature for computing the surface energy balance over heterogeneous surfaces. ...

W. P. Kustas; K. S. Humes; J. M. Norman; M. S. Moran

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Observations of a Tropical Thunderstorm Using a Vertically Pointing, Dual-Frequency, Collinear Beam Doppler Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes an investigation of a thunderstorm that occurred in the summer of 1991 over the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Observations were made using collinear dual-wavelength Doppler radars, which ...

P. B. Chilson; C. W. Ulbrich; M. F. Larsen; P. Perillat; J. E. Keener

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Improving energy saving in hard real time systems via a modified dual priority scheduling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present a modification of the Dual Priority scheduling algorithm, for hard real-time systems, that takes advantage of its performance to efficiently improve energy saving. The approach exploit the priority scheme to lengthen the runtime ...

M. Angels Moncusi; Alex Arenas; Jesus Labarta

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Dual-band ultraviolet-short-wavelength infrared imaging via luminescent downshifting with colloidal quantum dots  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The performance of short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) cameras in the visible and ultraviolet (UV) regions is limited by the absorption of high-energy photons in inactive regions of the imaging array. Dual-band UV-SWIR imaging ...

Geyer, Scott M.

295

A New Dual-Polarization Radar Rainfall Algorithm: Application in Colorado Precipitation Events  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The efficacy of dual-polarization radar for quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) has been demonstrated in a number of previous studies. Specifically, rainfall retrievals using combinations of reflectivity (Zh), differential reflectivity (Z...

R. Cifelli; V. Chandrasekar; S. Lim; P. C. Kennedy; Y. Wang; S. A. Rutledge

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Comparison of Dual-Polarization Radar Measurements of Rain with Ground-Based Disdrometer Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-polarization radar measurements of ZH and ZDR, where ZDR = 10 logZH/ZV and ZH, ZV are the radar reflectivity factors for horizontal and vertical polarizations, respectively, are compared with values derived from raindrop-size distributions ...

J. W. F. Goddard; S. M. Cherry; V. N. Bringi

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Source book for planning nuclear dual-purpose electric/distillation desalination plants  

SciTech Connect

A source book on nuclear dual-purpose electric/distillation desalination plants was prepared to assist government and other planners in preparing broad evaluations of proposed applications of dual-purpose plants. The document is divided into five major sections. Section 1 presents general discussions relating to the benefits of dual-purpose plants, and spectrum for water-to-power ratios. Section 2 presents information on commercial nuclear plants manufactured by US manufacturers. Section 3 gives information on distillation desalting processes and equipment. Section 4 presents a discussion on feedwater pretreatment and scale control. Section 5 deals with methods for coupling the distillation and electrical generating plants to operate in the dual mode.

Reed, S.A.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Retrieval of Raindrop Size Distribution from Simulated Dual-Frequency Radar Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of raindrop size distributions (DSDs) have validated the use of three-parameter distribution functions in representing the observed spectra. However, dual-frequency radar measurements are limited to retrieving two independent ...

S. Joseph Munchak; Ali Tokay

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Aspects of Convective Boundary Layer Turbulence Measured by a Dual-Doppler Lidar System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Special designed dual-Doppler setups can be used to retrieve simultaneous measurements of two wind components with high temporal resolution in several heights throughout the atmospheric boundary layer. During a field campaign in summer 2011, ...

Luisa Röhner; Katja Träumner

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Volume Scanning Strategies for 3D Wind Retrieval from Dual-Doppler Lidar Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-Doppler lidar volume scans for 3D wind retrieval must accommodate the conflicting goals of dense spatial coverage and short scan duration. In this work, various scanning strategies are evaluated with semisynthetic wind fields from analytical ...

Susanne Drechsel; Georg J. Mayr; Michel Chong; Fotini K. Chow

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Scopes and Challenges of Dual-Doppler Lidar Wind Measurements—An Error Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Pulsed Doppler lidars are powerful tools for long-range, high-resolution measurements of radial wind velocities. With the development of commercial Doppler lidars and the reduction of acquisition costs, dual-Doppler lidar systems will be become ...

Christina Stawiarski; Katja Träumner; Christoph Knigge; Ronald Calhoun

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Dual-Doppler Analysis of Winds and Vorticity Budget Terms near a Tornado  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three-dimensional dual-Doppler observations with unprecedented finescale spatial and temporal resolution are used to characterize the vector wind field and vorticity generation terms in and near a weak, short-lived tornado. The beam widths of the ...

Joshua Wurman; Yvette Richardson; Curtis Alexander; Stephen Weygandt; Peng Fei Zhang

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Use of a Vertical Vorticity Equation in Variational Dual-Doppler Wind Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The utility of the anelastic vertical vorticity equation in a weak-constraint (least squares error) variational dual-Doppler wind analysis procedure is explored. The analysis winds are obtained by minimizing a cost function accounting for the ...

Alan Shapiro; Corey K. Potvin; Jidong Gao

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

The Use of Simultaneous Horizontal and Vertical Transmissions for Dual-Polarization Radar Meteorological Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations are presented in which the standard dual-polarization meteorological quantities (ZDR, dp, and ?HV) are determined from simultaneous horizontal (H) and vertical (V) transmissions. The return signals are measured in parallel H and V ...

Richard D. Scott; Paul R. Krehbiel; William Rison

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Gender ideology: impact on dual-career couples' role strain, marital satisfaction, and life satisfaction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

With dual-career couples comprising the most common family type, it is important for mental health professionals, employers, and policy makers to understand the unique challenges of this population (Haddock et al., 2001; Saginak & Saginak, 2005.) Numerous researchers have studied the consequences of family and work role strain for dual-career couples. However, when dual-career couples are able to share responsibilities and negotiate degendered roles they experience the benefits of dual-career couples. The literature clearly supports the importance of egalitarian roles for marital satisfaction and life satisfaction of dual-career couples. While researchers have studied social role strain, gender role strain, marital satisfaction, and life satisfaction and discussed the importance of degendered roles and responsibilities for dual-career couples, no studies have examined gender ideology. Saginak and Saginak (2005) called for researchers to investigate how gender ideologies and the gender socialization process perpetuate the challenges faced by dual-career couples in balancing work and family. This study investigated the associations between gender ideology and gender role strain, job-family role strain, marital satisfaction, and life satisfaction among 70 individual members of dual-career couples. A multivariate analysis of variance was utilized to investigate the relationship between gender ideology and the criterion measures. Gender ideology was partially associated with gender role strain with the androgynous gender ideology group scoring significantly lower on gender role strain than the masculine or undifferentiated gender ideology groups but not significantly lower than the feminine gender ideology group. Gender ideology was not associated with job-family role strain or marital satisfaction. In addition, gender ideology was also partially associated with life satisfaction with the androgynous gender ideology group scoring significantly higher on quality of life than the masculine or undifferentiated gender ideology groups but not significantly higher than the feminine gender ideology group. Thus, the current study indicates there are partial associations between gender ideology and gender role strain and life satisfaction for dual-career couples. Mental health professionals, employers, and policy makers working with dual-career couples should assess the socially constructed gender norms and expectations internalized by individuals into a gender ideology as the possible source of challenges experienced by the dual-career couple.

King, Jennifer Jean

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Dual to ratio-cumproduct estimator using known parameters of auxiliary variables  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper deals with the dual to ratio-cum-product estimator for population mean using known parameters of auxiliary variables. In this paper, dual to ratio-cum-product estimator of Singh and Tailor (2005) has been suggested. The Bias and mean squared error expressions have also been obtained up to the first degree of approximation. Suggested estimator has been compared theoretically as well as empirically.

Rajesh Tailor; Ritesh Tailor; Rajesh Parmar; Manish Kumar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Producing thin film photovoltaic modules with high integrity interconnects and dual layer contacts  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

High performance photovoltaic modules are produced with improved interconnects by a special process. Advantageously, the photovoltaic modules have a dual layer back (rear) contact and a front contact with at least one layer. The front contact and the inner layer of the back contact can comprise a transparent conductive oxide. The outer layer of the back contact can comprise a metal or metal oxide. The front contact can also have a dielectric layer. In one form, the dual layer back contact comprises a zinc oxide inner layer and an aluminum outer layer and the front contact comprises a tin oxide inner layer and a silicon dioxide dielectric outer layer. One or more amorphous silicon-containing thin film semiconductors can be deposited between the front and back contacts. The contacts can be positioned between a substrate and an optional superstrate. During production, the transparent conductive oxide layer of the front contact is scribed by a laser, then the amorphous silicon-containing semiconductors and inner layer of the dual layer back contact are simultaneously scribed and trenched (drilled) by the laser and the trench is subsequently filled with the same metal as the outer layer of the dual layer back contact to provide a superb mechanical and electrical interconnect between the front contact and the outer layer of the dual layer back contact. The outer layer of the dual layer back contact can then be scribed by the laser. For enhanced environmental protection, the photovoltaic modules can be encapsulated.

Jansen, Kai W. (Lawrenceville, NJ); Maley, Nagi (Exton, PA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Producing thin film photovoltaic modules with high integrity interconnects and dual layer contacts  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

High performance photovoltaic modules are produced with improved interconnects by a special process. Advantageously, the photovoltaic modules have a dual layer back (rear) contact and a front contact with at least one layer. The front contact and the inner layer of the back contact can comprise a transparent conductive oxide. The outer layer of the back contact can comprise a metal or metal oxide. The front contact can also have a dielectric layer. In one form, the dual layer back contact comprises a zinc oxide inner layer and an aluminum outer layer and the front contact comprises a tin oxide inner layer and a silicon dioxide dielectric outer layer. One or more amorphous silicon-containing thin film semiconductors can be deposited between the front and back contacts. The contacts can be positioned between a substrate and an optional superstrate. During production, the transparent conductive oxide layer of the front contact is scribed by a laser, then the amorphous silicon-containing semiconductors and inner layer of the dual layer back contact are simultaneously scribed and trenched (drilled) by the laser and the trench is subsequently filled with the same metal as the outer layer of the dual layer back contact to provide a superb mechanical and electrical interconnect between the front contact and the outer layer of the dual layer back contact. The outer layer of the dual layer back contact can then be scribed by the laser. For enhanced environmental protection, the photovoltaic modules can be encapsulated.

Jansen, Kai W. (Lawrenceville, NJ); Maley, Nagi (Exton, PA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Dual-phase membrane for High temperature CO2 separation  

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Jerry Y.S. Lin Jerry Y.S. Lin Chemical Engineering Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85287 Jerry.lin@asu.edu Pre-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture by a New Dual-Phase Ceramic-Carbonate Membrane Reactor 2 Background 3 CO 2 Capture Methods and Efficiency Improvement Coal, Natural gas, Biomass CO 2 separation Power plant CO 2 compression, conditioning for sequestration Gasification Reforming Shift CO 2 Separation Power plant Power plant Air separation N 2 /O 2 CO 2 Post- combustion H 2 /CO H 2 /CO H 2 CO 2 H 2 O/N 2 /O 2 CO 2 H 2 Pre- combustion Air N 2 O 2 or O 2 /CO 2 CO 2 Oxyfuel Combustion Air separation Air Air separation Air Air separation Air Air Air Air Air separation Air Air separation Air N 2 Air separation Air O 2 or O 2 /CO 2 N 2 Air separation Air N 2 Air O 2 or O 2 /CO 2 N 2 Air Air separation N 2 Air 4 Water-Gas-Shift Reaction and Membrane Reactor Reforming

310

Dual curvature acoustically damped concentrating collector. Final technical report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A development program was conducted to investigate the design and performance parameters of a novel, dual curvature, concentrating solar collector. The reflector of the solar collector is achieved with a stretched-film reflective surface that approximates a hyperbolic paraboloid and is capable of line-focusing at concentration ratios ranging from 10 to 20X. A prototype collector was designed based on analytical and experimental component trade-off activities as well as economic analyses of solar thermal heating and cooling systems incorporating this type of collector. A prototype collector incorporating six 0.66 x 1.22 m (2 x 4 ft) was fabricated and subjected to a limited thermal efficiency test program. A peak efficiency of 36% at 121/sup 0/C (250/sup 0/F) was achieved based upon the gross aperture area. Commercialization activities were conducted, including estimated production costs of $134.44/m/sup 2/ ($12.49/ft/sup 2/) for the collector assembly (including a local suntracker and controls) and $24.33/m/sup 2/ ($2.26/ft/sup 2/) for the reflector subassembly.

Smith, G.A.; Rausch, R.A.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

VHISPER: a high speed dual mode VLIW and Superscalar Processor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Considerable effort has gone into streamlining the logic in pipelined processors. Further Increases in speed for a pipelined processor will probably come about from. either increasing the pipeline depth, superpipelining or increasing the width of tile datapath or control path. The later can be achieved by either issuing more than one instruction per cycle, Superscalar, or by using a VLIW (Very Long Instruction Word) architecture in which many operations are performed in parallel by a single instruction. To achieve an overall gain in performance, significant increases in speed must be accompanied) by highly utilized resources. Idle resources contribute little to performance while increasing overall system costs and power consumption. As pipeline depth increases, a single instruction stream call riot keep all tile pipeline stages in a processor fully utilized. Control and data dependencies within the instruction stream limit the number of instructions that can be active for a given instruction stream. So better functional utilization can be achieved by using instructions from multiple streams. A new instruction issue scheme using multiple threads is presented for a dual mode processor. VHISPER, VLIW High speed Superscale Processor. The scheme is designed to increase throughout and maintain a fairly resource utilization. A multithread VHISPER architecture is modeled in Verilog and the instruction issue scheme is tested on this model. Obtained results indicate that VHISPER performs 43% better in the VLIW mode than in the 2nd degree Superscalar mode and 25 % better than in the 3rd degree Superscale mode.

Mellacheruvu, Rajesh Kumar

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Dual-etalon, cavity-ring-down, frequency comb spectroscopy.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 'dual etalon frequency comb spectrometer' is a novel low cost spectometer with limited moving parts. A broad band light source (pulsed laser, LED, lamp ...) is split into two beam paths. One travels through an etalon and a sample gas, while the second arm is just an etalon cavity, and the two beams are recombined onto a single detector. If the free spectral ranges (FSR) of the two cavities are not identical, the intensity pattern at the detector with consist of a series of heterodyne frequencies. Each mode out of the sample arm etalon with have a unique frequency in RF (radio-frequency) range, where modern electronics can easily record the signals. By monitoring these RF beat frequencies we can then determine when an optical frequencies is absorbed. The resolution is set by the FSR of the cavity, typically 10 MHz, with a bandwidth up to 100s of cm{sup -1}. In this report, the new spectrometer is described in detail and demonstration experiments on Iodine absorption are carried out. Further we discuss powerful potential next generation steps to developing this into a point sensor for monitoring combustion by-products, environmental pollutants, and warfare agents.

Strecker, Kevin E.; Chandler, David W.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Indirect-fired gas turbine dual fuel cell power cycle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fuel cell and gas turbine combined cycle system which includes dual fuel cell cycles combined with a gas turbine cycle wherein a solid oxide fuel cell cycle operated at a pressure of between 6 to 15 atms tops the turbine cycle and is used to produce CO.sub.2 for a molten carbonate fuel cell cycle which bottoms the turbine and is operated at essentially atmospheric pressure. A high pressure combustor is used to combust the excess fuel from the topping fuel cell cycle to further heat the pressurized gas driving the turbine. A low pressure combustor is used to combust the excess fuel from the bottoming fuel cell to reheat the gas stream passing out of the turbine which is used to preheat the pressurized air stream entering the topping fuel cell before passing into the bottoming fuel cell cathode. The CO.sub.2 generated in the solid oxide fuel cell cycle cascades through the system to the molten carbonate fuel cell cycle cathode.

Micheli, Paul L. (Sacramento, CA); Williams, Mark C. (Morgantown, WV); Sudhoff, Frederick A. (Morgantown, WV)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Ultracompact Vanadium Dioxide Dual-Mode Plasmonic Waveguide Electroabsorption Modulator  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Subwavelength modulators play an indispensable role in integrated photonic-electronic circuits. Due to weak light-matter interactions, it is always a challenge to develop a modulator with a nanometer scale footprint, low switching energy, low insertion loss and large modulation depth. In this paper, we propose the design of a vanadium dioxide dual-mode plasmonic waveguide electroabsorption modulator using a metal-insulator-VO$_2$-insulator-metal (MIVIM) waveguide platform. By varying the index of vanadium dioxide, the modulator can route plasmonic waves through the low-loss dielectric insulator layer during the "on" state and high-loss VO$_2$ layer during the "off" state, thereby significantly reducing the insertion loss while maintaining a large modulation depth. This ultracompact waveguide modulator, for example, can achieve a large modulation depth of ~10dB with an active size of only 200x50x220nm$^3$ (or ~{\\lambda}$^3$/1700), requiring a drive-voltage of ~4.6V. This high performance plasmonic modulator co...

Ooi, Kelvin J A; Chu, Hong Son; Ang, Lay Kee

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Dual Permeability Modeling of Flow in a Fractured Geothermal Reservoir  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A three dimensional fracture system synthesis and flow simulation has been developed to correlate drawdown characteristics measured in a geothermal well and to provide the basis for an analysis of tracer tests. A new dual permeability approach was developed which incorporates simulations at two levels to better represent a discrete fracture system within computer limitations. The first incorporates a discrete simulation of the largest fractures in the system plus distributed or representative element simulation of the smaller fractures. the second determines the representative element properties by discrete simulation of the smaller fractures. The fracture system was synthesized from acoustic televiewer data on the orientation and separation of three distinct fracture sets, together with additional data from the literature. Lognormal and exponential distributions of fracture spacing and radius were studied with the exponential distribution providing more reasonable results. Hydraulic apertures were estimated as a function of distance from the model boundary to a constant head boundary. Mean values of 6.7, 101 and 46 {micro}m were chosen as the most representative values for the three fracture sets. Recommendations are given for the additional fracture characterization needed to reduce the uncertainties in the model.

Miller, John D.; Allman, David W.

1986-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

316

Dual permeability modeling of flow in a fractured geothermal reservoir  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A three dimensional fracture system synthesis and flow simulation has been developed to correlate drawdown characteristics measured in a geothermal well and to provide the basis for an analysis of tracer tests. A new dual permeability approach was developed which incorporates simulations at two levels to better represent a discrete fracture system within computer limitations. The first incorporates a discrete simulation of the largest fractures in the system plus distributed or representative element stimulation of the smaller fractures. The second determines the representative element properties by discrete simulation of the smaller fractures. The fracture system was synthesized from acoustic televiewer data on the orientation and separation of three distinct fracture sets, together with additional data from the literature. Lognormal and exponential distributions of fracture spacing and radius were studied with the exponential distribution providing more reasonable results. Hydraulic apertures were estimated as a function of distance from the model boundary to a constant head boundary. Mean values of 6.7, 101 and 46 ..mu..m were chosen as the most representative values for the three fracture sets. Recommendations are given for the additional fracture characterization needed to reduce the uncertainties in the model. 20 refs., 6 figs.

Miller, J.D.; Allman, D.W.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Dual energy scanning beam laminographic x-radiography  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multiple x-ray energy level imaging system includes a scanning x-ray beam and two detector design having a first low x-ray energy sensitive detector and a second high x-ray energy sensitive detector. The low x-ray energy detector is placed next to or in front of the high x-ray energy detector. The low energy sensitive detector has small stopping power for x-rays. The lower energy x-rays are absorbed and converted into electrical signals while the majority of the higher energy x-rays pass through undetected. The high energy sensitive detector has a large stopping power for x-rays as well as it having a filter placed between it and the object to absorb the lower energy x-rays. In a second embodiment; a single energy sensitive detector is provided which provides an output signal proportional to the amount of energy in each individual x-ray it absorbed. It can then have an electronic threshold or thresholds set to select two or more energy ranges for the images. By having multiple detectors located at different positions, a dual energy laminography system is possible.

Majewski, Stanislaw (Grafton, VA); Wojcik, Randolph F. (Yorktown, VA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Dual energy scanning beam laminographic x-radiography  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multiple x-ray energy level imaging system includes a scanning x-ray beam and two detector design having a first low x-ray energy sensitive detector and a second high x-ray energy sensitive detector. The low x-ray energy detector is placed next to or in front of the high x-ray energy detector. The low energy sensitive detector has small stopping power for x-rays. The lower energy x-rays are absorbed and converted into electrical signals while the majority of the higher energy x-rays pass through undetected. The high energy sensitive detector has a large stopping power for x-rays as well as it having a filter placed between it and the object to absorb the lower energy x-rays. In a second embodiment; a single energy sensitive detector is provided which provides an output signal proportional to the amount of energy in each individual x-ray it absorbed. It can then have an electronic threshold or thresholds set to select two or more energy ranges for the images. By having multiple detectors located at different positions, a dual energy laminography system is possible. 6 figs.

Majewski, S.; Wojcik, R.F.

1998-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

319

Optimization of a dual acting, magnetically driven, linear actuator  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this study the geometry of a dual acting, magnetically driven, linear motion actuator will be optimized. This will be accomplished by modeling the system through a set of differential equations to be solved in Matlab. An ANSYS finite element program will be used to model the thermal response of the electrical coils so a maximum temperature can be found. These simulations will be part of a Matlab optimization routine. This routine will optimize the actuator's geometry by minimizing a cost function comprised of the floater displacement, the actuator weight, and the maximum coil temperature. Different simulations will be run, each with a unique set of operating parameters. These tests will be analyzed and an optimal configuration will be found. Once complete, a different approach in meeting the design objectives of a stroke length of at least 10 mils, a low maximum coil temperature and a low actuator weight, will be taken. Instead of optimizing the geometry, the rubber pads that are found between the ECOREs and the floater will be replaced by a classical PID type controller. The effects that this PID controller has on the actuator response in reference to the design objectives will be noted and discussed. During the geometrical optimization, an optimal configuration was found that increases the stroke length of the actuator from approximately 1.01 mils to 2.24 mils. However, by implementing a PID control scheme and keeping the rubber pads, with a stiffness of 2854 lb/in, in the system, this stroke length can be increased to 30 mils. It is recommended that the geometry be changed to geometry found in iteration 53 of optimization trial 4 in conjunction with a PID control scheme. This best satisfies the design objectives.

Willerton, Justin Ryan

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

On a characterization of separable dual Banach spaces through determinant subspaces of attaining-norm linear forms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Necessary and sufficient conditions for a separable Banach space to be(isometrically isomorphic to) a dual space will be given.

Rossi, Stefano

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrieval of Precipitation Profiles from Airborne Radar and Passive Radiometer Measurements: Comparison with Dual-Frequency Radar Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study compares precipitation rate profiles derived from a single frequency radar and radiometer with such profiles derived from a dual-frequency radar.

J. A. Weinman; R. Meneghini; K. Nakamura

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

DCPT v1.0 - New particle tracker for modeling transport in dual-continuum - User's Manual  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dual-Continuum Media User's Manual Lehua Pan, Hui Hai Liu,report serves as a user's manual of DCPT V1.0. It includes

Pan, Lehua; Liu, Hui Hai; Cushey, Mark; Bodvarsson, Gudmundur

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Dual molecular imaging for targeting metalloproteinase activity and apoptosis in atherosclerosis: molecular imaging facilitates understanding of pathogenesis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

HC), who underwent dual radionuclide imaging with 99m Tc-16:753–62. ) Key Words: Radionuclides Æ SPECT Æ vulnerablevivo imaging protocols. Radionuclide imaging was performed

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Inspection report: the Department of Energy's export licensing process for dual-use and munitions commodities  

SciTech Connect

Export of commodities, encouraged by both the private sector and the Federal Government, helps to improve our position in the global economy and is in the national interest of the US. However, exports of commodities or technologies, without regard to whether they may significantly contribute to the military potential of individual countries or combination of countries or enhance the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, may adversely affect the national security of the US. The Federal Government, therefore, implements several laws, Executive Orders, and regulations to control the export of certain commodities and technologies. These commodities and technologies require a license for export. Some of the controlled items are designated as ''dual-use,'' that is, commodities and technologies that have both civilian and military application. Some dual-use commodities are designated as ''nuclear dual-use''--items controlled for nuclear nonproliferation purposes. Another group of controlled commodities is designated as munitions, which are goods and technologies that have solely military uses. The Department of Energy (Energy) conducts reviews of export license applications for nuclear dual-use items and certain munitions. On August 26, 1998, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs requested that the Inspectors General from the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, State, and Treasury, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), update and expand on a 1993 interagency review conducted by the Inspectors General of the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, and State of the export licensing processes for dual-use and munitions commodities.

Friedman, Gregory H.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Dual capacity compressor with reversible motor and controls arrangement therefor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A hermetic reciprocating compressor such as may be used in heat pump applications is provided for dual capacity operation by providing the crankpin of the crankshaft with an eccentric ring rotatably mounted thereon, and with the end of the connecting rod opposite the piston encompassing the outer circumference of the eccentric ring, with means limiting the rotation of the eccentric ring upon the crankpin between one end point and an opposite angularly displaced end point to provide different values of eccentricity depending upon which end point the eccentric ring is rotated to upon the crankpin, and a reversible motor in the hermetic shell of the compressor for rotating the crankshaft, the motor operating in one direction effecting the angular displacement of the eccentric ring relative to the crankpin to the one end point, and in the opposite direction effecting the angular displacement of the eccentric ring relative to the crankpin to the opposite end point, this arrangement automatically giving different stroke lengths depending upon the direction of motor rotation. The mechanical structure of the arrangement may take various forms including at least one in which any impact of reversal is reduced by utilizing lubricant passages and chambers at the interface area of the crankpin and eccentric ring to provide a dashpot effect. In the main intended application of the arrangement according to the invention, that is, in a refrigerating or air conditioning system, it is desirable to insure a delay during reversal of the direction of compressor operation. A control arrangement is provided in which the control system controls the direction of motor operation in accordance with temperature conditions, the system including control means for effecting operation in a low capacity direction or alternatively in a high capacity direction in response to one set, and another set, respectively, of temperature conditions and with timer means delaying a restart of the compressor motor for at least a predetermined time in response to a condition of the control means operative to initiate a change in the operating direction of the compressor when it restarts.

Sisk, Francis J. (Washington Township, Fayette County, PA)

1980-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

326

Potential use of hollow spheres in dual gradient drilling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The increasing number of significant deepwater discoveries has pushed the operator and service oil companies to focus their efforts on developing new technologies to drill in deeper water. Dual gradient drilling (DGD) will allow reaching deeper target depths with greater final hole size, which in turn will permit setting larger tubing strings, and hence allowing for higher production rates. DGD can be accomplished by either lifting the mud returns mechanically or diluting the mud returns at the seafloor level by injecting lightweight components. Recently, a novel concept involving the use of hollow spheres in DGD applications has been introduced. In this research, we have evaluated the technical feasibility of using hollow spheres in DGD. We found that hollow spheres have high potential for such an application. They are stable to the drilling fluid additives and components and decrease the density of the drilling mud. The effect on pressure reduction at the seafloor can be significant even when the concentration of spheres injected is smaller than that required to reduce the mud density to seawater density. If the base mud is the carrier fluid, the hollow spheres DGD systems do not require equipment at the seafloor. Additionally, the injection of spheres does not affect the wellbore hydraulics under dynamic conditions. We have identified the constraints for using hollow spheres in DGD. These include particle size of the spheres, collapse of first spheres to be injected at deeper water depths, achieving high concentrations for systems using the mud base as the carrier fluid, and lack of technology to separate the spheres from the mud. In this research, we have developed a friendly, in-house computer program to model features specific to hollow-spheres DGD systems, such as wellbore hydraulics under static and dynamic conditions and the u-tube phenomenon. The results generated by our model match those produced by a field-tested computer program that performs the same task for a similar application. Our findings can be used for further studies of the constraints on the spheres identified in this research, to field test the advantages we predict that hollow spheres will have, and to develop software to fully model hollow-spheres DGD systems.

Vera Vera, Liliana

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

On non-abelian T-dual geometries with Ramond fluxes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show how to implement T-duality along non-abelian isometries in backgrounds with non-vanishing Ramond fields. When the dimension of the isometry group is odd (even) the duality swaps (preserves) the chirality of the theory. In certain cases a non-abelian duality can result in a massive type-IIA background. We provide two examples by dualising SU(2) isometry subgroups in $AdS_5\\times S^5$ and $AdS_3\\times S^3\\times T^4$. The resultant dual geometries inherit the original AdS factors but have transverse spaces with reduced isometry and preserve only half of the original supersymmetry. The non-abelian dual of $AdS_5\\times S^5$ has an M-theory lift which is related to the gravity duals of N=2 superconformal theories. We comment on a possible interpretation of this as a high spin limit.

Konstadinos Sfetsos; Daniel C. Thompson

2010-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

328

Turbine airfoil with dual wall formed from inner and outer layers separated by a compliant structure  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A turbine airfoil usable in a turbine engine with a cooling system and a compliant dual wall configuration configured to enable thermal expansion between inner and outer layers while eliminating stress formation is disclosed. The compliant dual wall configuration may be formed a dual wall formed from inner and outer layers separated by a compliant structure. The compliant structure may be configured such that the outer layer may thermally expand without limitation by the inner layer. The compliant structure may be formed from a plurality of pedestals positioned generally parallel with each other. The pedestals may include a first foot attached to a first end of the pedestal and extending in a first direction aligned with the outer layer, and may include a second foot attached to a second end of the pedestal and extending in a second direction aligned with the inner layer.

Campbell; Christian X. (Oviedo, FL), Morrison; Jay A. (Oviedo, FL)

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

329

Corrosion Behavior of Interconnect Candidate Alloys under Air//Simulated Reformate Dual Exposure Conditions  

SciTech Connect

Metallic interconnects in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stacks, perform in a very challenging dual environment, as they are simultaneously exposed to a reducing fuel (either hydrogen or a hydrocarbon fuel) on one side and air on the other side at elevated temperatures. Thus candidate metals or alloys for the interconnect applications must demonstrate excellent surface stability under the SOFC operating conditions. Following previous studies which led to an improved understanding of the oxidation/corrosion behavior of metals and alloys under air/hydrogen dual exposure conditions, PNNL recently investigated the behavior of Fe-Cr and Ni-Cr base interconnect candidate alloys in an air/simulated reformate dual environment. This paper reports and discusses the findings of this work.

Yang, Z Gary; Xia, Gordon; Stevenson, Jeffry W.; Singh, Prabhakar

2008-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

330

High Temperature Corrosion Behavior of Oxidation Resistant Alloys under SOFC Interconnect Dual Exposures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The steady reduction in SOFC operating temperatures has led to increased interest in using metals and alloys to construct the stack interconnects that are exposed simultaneously to a fuel at the anode-side and air at the cathode-side during SOFC operation. Previous work has found that the high temperature oxidation and corrosion behavior of alloys under the dual exposure conditions can be significantly different from that in a single atmosphere exposure. To fully understand the anomalous oxidation and corrosion behavior under the interconnect dual exposure conditions, a number of metals and alloys were investigated under a variety of conditions, including both hydrogen and hydrocarbon fuels. This paper will present details of this work and discuss our current understanding on the anomalous oxidation behavior of metals and alloys observed under the interconnect dual exposure conditions.

Yang, Z Gary; Coffey, Greg W.; Rice, Joseph P.; Singh, Prabhakar; Stevenson, Jeffry W.; Xia, Gordon

2006-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

331

An investigation of dual-mode operation of a nuclear-thermal rocket engine  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A preliminary assessment of the technical feasibility and mass competitiveness of a dual-mode nuclear propulsion and power system based on Rover-type reactors has been completed. Earlier studies have indicated that dual-mode systems appear attractive for electrical power levels of a few kilowatts. However, at the megawatt electrical power level considered in this study, it appears that extensive modifications to the nuclear-thermal engines would be required, the feasibility of which is unclear. Mass competitiveness at high electrical power levels is also uncertain. Further study of reactor and shield design in conjuction with mission and vehicle studies is necessary in order to determine a useful dual-mode power range. 9 refs., 20 figs., 4 tabs.

Kirk, W.L.; Hedstrom, J.C.; Moore, S.W.; McFarland, R.D.; Merrigan, M.A.; Buksa, J.J.; Cappiello, M.W.; Hanson, D.L.; Woloshun, K.A.

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final joint environmental assessment for the construction and routine operation of a 12-kilovolt (KV) overhead powerline right-of-way, and formal authorization for a 10-inch and 8-inch fresh water pipeline right-of-way, Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1, Kern County, California  

SciTech Connect

The purpose and need of the proposed action, which is the installation of an overhead powerline extension from an Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 (NPR-1) power source to the WKWD Station A, is to significantly reduce NPR-1`s overall utility costs. While the proposed action is independently justified on its own merits and is not tied to the proposed NPR-1 Cogeneration Facility, the proposed action would enable DOE to tie the NPR-1 fresh water pumps at Station A into the existing NPR-1 electrical distribution system. With the completion of the cogeneration facility in late 1994 or early 1995, the proposed action would save additional utility costs. This report deals with the environmental impacts of the construction of the powerline and the water pipeline. In addition, information is given about property rights and attaining permission to cross the property of proposed affected owners.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Dynamics of BPS Domain Walls on Toric Self Dual Einstein Spaces  

SciTech Connect

In this paper we study Bogomolnyi-Prasad-Sommerfeld (BPS) domain walls of five dimensional gauged N = 2 supergravity coupled to a hypermultiplet whose scalars span a four dimensional toric self dual Einstein space, namely a four dimensional self dual Einstein space with torus symmetry. The walls preserve half of supersymmetry and are described by the gradient flow equations called BPS equations. An interesting feature is that the dynamics of such equations are determined by a real superpotential and the shape of two dimensional hyperbolic spaces defined on the upper half plane.

Gunara, Bobby E.; Zen, Freddy P. [Indonesia Center for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (ICTMP) and Theoretical Physics Laboratory, Theoretical High Energy Physics and Instrumentation Division, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung 40132 (Indonesia); Arianto [Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University, Jl. Kampus Bukit Jimbaran-Kuta Denpasar 80361 (Indonesia); Indonesia Center for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (ICTMP) and Theoretical Physics Laboratory, Theoretical High Energy Physics and Instrumentation Division, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

2010-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

334

A modified dual-priority scheduling algorithm for hard real-time systems to improve energy savings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a modification of the dual-priority scheduling algorithm for hard real-time systems that takes advantage of its performance to efficiently improve energy saving. The approach exploits the priority scheme to lengthen the runtime of tasks by ... Keywords: dual-priority scheduling, energy-awareness, fixed-priority scheduling, hard real-time systems, on-line scheduling

M. Angels Moncusí; Alex Arenas; Jesus Labarta

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

A study on dual readout crystal calorimeter for hadron and jet energy measurement at a future lepton collider  

SciTech Connect

Studies of requirements and specifications of crystals are necessary to develop a new generation of crystals for dual readout crystal hadron or total absorption calorimeter. This is a short and basic study of the characteristics and hadron energy measurement of PbWO4 and BGO crystals for scintillation and Cerenkov Dual Readout hadron calorimeter.

Yeh, G.P.; /Fermilab

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Analysis of copper ion filaments and retention of dual-layered devices for resistance random access memory applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For improvement of switching uniformity, we propose a dual-layer structure with different resistance values in each layer. During the forming process, a current path is created in a high-resistance region which localizes filament formation in ultra-thin ... Keywords: Copper filament, Dual-layer, Resistance random access memory (ReRAM)

Jaesik Yoon; Joonmyoung Lee; Hyejung Choi; Ju-Bong Park; Dong-jun Seong; Wootae Lee; Chunhum Cho; Seonghyun Kim; Hyunsang Hwang

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Three-Dimensional Air Circulation in a Squall Line from Airborne Dual-Beam Doppler Radar Data: A Test of Coplane Methodology Software  

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The detailed structure of a tropical squall line observed in central Florida was investigated from an airborne dual-beam Doppler radar, pointing respectively fore and aft. This allowed dual-Doppler observations from a straight flight path in a ...

Michel Chong; Jacques Testud

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Gluon propagators in the deep IR region and non-Abelian dual superconductivity for SU(3) Yang-Mills  

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We have presented non-Abelian dual superconductivity picture in the SU(3) Yang-Mills(YM) theory, and shown evidences such as the restricted U(2)-field dominance and the non-Abelian magnetic monopole dominance in the string tension. To establish the dual superconductivity picture, the dual Meissner effect in Yang-Mills theory must be examined, and we also presented the evidence of non-Abelian dual Meissner effect by measuring chromo-electric flux tube in the last lattice conferences. In this talk, by applying a new formulation of the YM theory on a lattice, the we further investigate the non-Abelian dual Meissner effect for SU(3) YM theory through correlation function. We examine non-abelian magnetic monopole currents as well as color flux created by the quark-antiquark source.

Akihiro Shibata; Kei-Ichi Kondo; Seikou Kato; Toru Shinohara

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

339

A Preliminary Cost Study of the Dual Mode Inverter Controller  

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In 1998, the Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center (PEEMRC) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) started a program to investigate alternate field weakening schemes for permanent magnet (PM) motors. The adjective ''alternate'' was used because at that time, outside research emphasis was on motors with interior-mounted PMs (IPMs). The PEEMRC emphasis was placed on motors with surface-mounted PMs (SPMs) because of the relative ease of manufacturing SPM motors compared with the IPM motors. Today the PEEMRC is continuing research on SPMs while examining the IPMs that have been developed by industry. Out of this task--the goal of which was to find ways to drive PM motors that inherently have low inductance at high speeds where their back-emf exceeds the supply voltage--ORNL developed and demonstrated the dual mode inverter control (DMIC) [1,2] method of field weakening for SPM motors. The predecessor of DMIC is conventional phase advance (CPA), which was developed by UQM Technologies, Inc. [3]. Fig. 1 shows the three sets of anti-parallel thyristors in the dashed box that comprise the DMIC. If one removes the dashed box by shorting each set of anti-parallel thyristors, the configuration becomes a conventional full bridge inverter on the left driving a three phase motor on the right. CPA may be used to drive this configuration ORNL's initial analyses of CPA and DMIC were based on driving motors with trapezoidal back-emfs [4-6], obtained using double layer lapped stator windings with one slot per pole per phase. A PM motor with a sinusoidal back-emf obtained with two poles per slot per phase has been analyzed under DMIC operation as a University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK) doctoral dissertation [7]. In the process of this research, ORNL has completed an analysis that explains and quantifies the role of inductance in these methods of control. The Appendix includes information on the equations for the three components of phase inductance, L{sub gap}, L{sub slot}, and L{sub endturns}. PM motors inherently have a lower inductance because of the increase in effective air gap caused by the magnet, which is in the denominator of the equation for L{sub gap}. L{sub gap} accounts for about half of the phase inductance. Because of the low inductance, there is a propensity for currents to exceed the motor's rated value. DMIC solves this problem for low-inductance PM motors and, in addition, provides a number of safety features that protect against uncontrolled generator mode operation [8,9]; however, the DMIC topology adds a pair of anti-parallel thyristors in each of the three phases, thereby introducing additional silicon costs as well as additional voltage drops during operation. It poses the tradeoff question; under what conditions can the beneficial features of DMIC offset its additional silicon cost and voltage drop losses? The purpose of this report is to address the tradeoff question. Sections of the report will: (1) review the role of self-inductance in performance and control of PM motors, (2) discuss the bounding inductances for motors with trapezoidal back-emfs under CPA control, (3) discuss the bounding inductances for trapezoidal back-emfs under DMIC, (4) discuss the bounding inductances for the PM synchronous motor (PMSM), (5) present the analysis showing how DMIC minimizes current in PMSMs, (6) present the results of a cost study conducted for two motors driven using a CPA inverter and for two motors driven using DMIC, (7) discuss estimating life cycle cost benefits, and (8) present conclusions.

McKeever, J.W.

2005-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

340

A Preliminary Cost Study of the Dual Mode Inverter Controller  

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In 1998, the Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center (PEEMRC) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) started a program to investigate alternate field weakening schemes for permanent magnet (PM) motors. The adjective ''alternate'' was used because at that time, outside research emphasis was on motors with interior-mounted PMs (IPMs). The PEEMRC emphasis was placed on motors with surface-mounted PMs (SPMs) because of the relative ease of manufacturing SPM motors compared with the IPM motors. Today the PEEMRC is continuing research on SPMs while examining the IPMs that have been developed by industry. Out of this task--the goal of which was to find ways to drive PM motors that inherently have low inductance at high speeds where their back-emf exceeds the supply voltage--ORNL developed and demonstrated the dual mode inverter control (DMIC) [1,2] method of field weakening for SPM motors. The predecessor of DMIC is conventional phase advance (CPA), which was developed by UQM Technologies, Inc. [3]. Fig. 1 shows the three sets of anti-parallel thyristors in the dashed box that comprise the DMIC. If one removes the dashed box by shorting each set of anti-parallel thyristors, the configuration becomes a conventional full bridge inverter on the left driving a three phase motor on the right. CPA may be used to drive this configuration ORNL's initial analyses of CPA and DMIC were based on driving motors with trapezoidal back-emfs [4-6], obtained using double layer lapped stator windings with one slot per pole per phase. A PM motor with a sinusoidal back-emf obtained with two poles per slot per phase has been analyzed under DMIC operation as a University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK) doctoral dissertation [7]. In the process of this research, ORNL has completed an analysis that explains and quantifies the role of inductance in these methods of control. The Appendix includes information on the equations for the three components of phase inductance, L{sub gap}, L{sub slot}, and L{sub endturns}. PM motors inherently have a lower inductance because of the increase in effective air gap caused by the magnet, which is in the denominator of the equation for L{sub gap}. L{sub gap} accounts for about half of the phase inductance. Because of the low inductance, there is a propensity for currents to exceed the motor's rated value. DMIC solves this problem for low-inductance PM motors and, in addition, provides a number of safety features that protect against uncontrolled generator mode operation [8,9]; however, the DMIC topology adds a pair of anti-parallel thyristors in each of the three phases, thereby introducing additional silicon costs as well as additional voltage drops during operation. It poses the tradeoff question; under what conditions can the beneficial features of DMIC offset its additional silicon cost and voltage drop losses? The purpose of this report is to address the tradeoff question. Sections of the report will: (1) review the role of self-inductance in performance and control of PM motors, (2) discuss the bounding inductances for motors with trapezoidal back-emfs under CPA control, (3) discuss the bounding inductances for trapezoidal back-emfs under DMIC, (4) discuss the bounding inductances for the PM synchronous motor (PMSM), (5) present the analysis showing how DMIC minimizes current in PMSMs, (6) present the results of a cost study conducted for two motors driven using a CPA inverter and for two motors driven using DMIC, (7) discuss estimating life cycle cost benefits, and (8) present conclusions.

McKeever, J.W.

2005-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on water level optimal control of boiler drum based on dual heuristic dynamic programming  

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Boiler drum system is an important component of a thermal power plant or industrial production, and the water level is a critical parameter of boiler drum control system. Because of non-linear, strong coupling and large disturbance, it is difficult to ... Keywords: BP neural network, boiler drum level, dual heuristic dynamic programming, optimal control

Qingbao Huang; Shaojian Song; Xiaofeng Lin; Kui Peng

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Dual-channel Haptic Synthesis of Viscoelastic Tissue Properties using Programmable Eddy Current Brakes  

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We describe a novel method for haptic synthesis of viscoelastic responses which employs a dual-channel haptic interface. It has motors that generate torque independently of velocity and brakes that generate viscous torque independently of position. ... Keywords: eddy current brakes, haptic simulation, viscoelastic simulation

Andrew H. C. Gosline; Vincent Hayward

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

A Dual Mode Human-Robot Teleoperation Interface Based on Airflow in the Aural Cavity  

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Robot teleoperation systems have been limited in their utility due to the need for operator motion, lack of portability and limitation to singular input modalities. In this article, the design and construction of a dual-mode human—machine ... Keywords: decision fusion, human-machine interface, multi-modal control, physiological signal recognition, robot teleoperation

Ravi Vaidyanathan; Monique P. Fargues; R. Serdar Kurcan; Lalit Gupta; Srinivas Kota; Roger D. Quinn; Dong Lin

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Profit sharing and firm performance in the manufacturer-retailer dual-channel supply chain  

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With the rapid development of e-commerce and the adoption of dual channels, increasingly manufacturers and retailers are implementing profit sharing strategies in order to improve channel coordination and supply chain performance. In this study, we focus ... Keywords: Channel coordination, Game theory, Online marketing, Profit bargaining, Profit sharing, Supply chain management

Ruiliang Yan

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Allocation of transmit power in spatially-correlated dual-hop MIMO relay channels  

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This paper considers power allocation in spatially-correlated dual-hop multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) relay channels under power constraint for each hop channel. The proposed scheme allocates the transmit power considering the spatial correlation ... Keywords: MIMO relay channel, channel correlation, transmit power allocation

Ah-Young Kim; Hee-Nam Cho; Jin-Woo Lee; Yong-Hwan Lee

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF A DUAL-CHANNEL, HELIUM-COOLED, TUNGSTEN HEAT EXCHANGER  

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THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF A DUAL-CHANNEL, HELIUM-COOLED, TUNGSTEN HEAT EXCHANGER Dennis L. Youchison-cooled, refractory heat exchangers are now under consideration for first wall and divertor applications-channel, helium-cooled heat exchanger made almost entirely of tungsten was designed and fabricated by Thermacore

California at Los Angeles, University of

347

The Lambda Lambda-Bar calculus: a dual calculus for unconstrained strategies  

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We present a calculus which combines a simple, CCS-like representation of finite behaviors, with two dual binders ? and ?¯. Infinite behaviors are obtained through a syntactical fixed-point operator, which is used to give a translation ... Keywords: game semantics, lambda-calculus

Alexis Goyet

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Formal evaluation of the robustness of dual-rail logic against DPA attacks  

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Based on a first order model of the switching current flowing in CMOS cell, an investigation of the robustness against DPA of dual-rail logic is carried out. The result of this investigation, performed on 130nm process, is a formal identification of ...

Alin Razafindraibe; Michel Robert; Philippe Maurine

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Extended Commissioning and Calibration of the Dual-Beam Imaging Polarimeter  

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In our previous paper (Masiero et al. 2007) we presented the design and initial calibrations of the Dual-Beam Imaging Polarimeter (DBIP), a new optical instrument for the University of Hawaii's 2.2 m telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. In this followup work we discuss our full-Stokes mode commissioning including crosstalk determination and our typical observing methodology.

Joseph Masiero; Klaus Hodapp; David Harrington; Haosheng Lin

2008-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

350

Annual Logging Symposium, June 3-6, 2007 INTERPRETATION OF FREQUENCY-DEPENDENT DUAL-  

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METHOD Wei Yang, and Carlos Torres-Verdín, The University of Texas at Austin; Ridvan Akkurt, Saleh Al at the SPWLA 48th Annual Logging Symposium held in Austin, Texas, United States, June 3-6, 2007. ABSTRACT configuration of Halliburton Energy Services' Dual Laterolog Logging Tool (DLLT-BTM ) to reproduce measurements

Torres-Verdín, Carlos

351

The DRL Underwater Sensor Network: Supporting Dual Communications, Sensing, and Mobility  

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The DRL Underwater Sensor Network: Supporting Dual Communications, Sensing, and Mobility Iuliu Vasilescu, Carrick Detweiler and Daniela Rus We propose to demonstrate the underwater sensor network are anchored with weights and form a static underwater network. This network self-localizes a range based 3D

Farritor, Shane

352

Exciting understanding in Pompeii through on-site parallel interaction with dual time virtual models  

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Communication effectiveness and reconstruction validation are two important goals faced by archaeologists. This paper shows how these targets can be reached more easily by means of a mobile and user-centric fruition system designed with both the visitor's ... Keywords: connectivity, dual-time modelling, interactivity, interface, multimedia, pompeii, reconstruction, virtual archaeology

Daniela Scagliarini; Antonella Coralini; Erika Vecchietti; Tullio Salmon Cinotti; Luca Roffia; Stefania Galasso; Maurizio Malavasi; Massimiliano Pigozzi; Enrico Romagnoli; Fabio Sforza

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

S-Band Dual-Polarization Radar Observations of Winter Storms  

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This study is based on analyses of dual-polarization radar observations made by the 11-cm-wavelength Colorado State University–University of Chicago–Illinois State Water Survey (CSU–CHILL) system during four significant winter storms in ...

Patrick C. Kennedy; Steven A. Rutledge

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

A Dual-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Rules Extraction in Data Mining  

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This paper presents a dual-objective evolutionary algorithm (DOEA) for extracting multiple decision rule lists in data mining, which aims at satisfying the classification criteria of high accuracy and ease of user comprehension. Unlike existing approaches, ... Keywords: classification, data mining, evolutionary algorithm, rules extraction

K. C. Tan; Q. Yu; J. H. Ang

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Holocene precipitation seasonality captured by a dual hydrogen and oxygen isotope approach at Steel Lake, Minnesota  

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Holocene precipitation seasonality captured by a dual hydrogen and oxygen isotope approach at Steel. Shuman e , John W. Williams f a Limnological Research Center, Department of Geology, University, Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD, 21532, United States c Departments of Plant Biology and Geology

Hu, Feng Sheng

356

Dual-recycled cavity-enhanced Michelson interferometer for gravitational-wave detection  

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in Livingston, Louisiana, and in Hanford, Washington. Near Hanover, Ger- many, the German­British GEO2 collaboration is building a 600-m dual-recycled MI. The Japanese TAMA3 collaboration is constructing a 300-m will produce enough gravitational strain to be detect- able. Along with the construction and commission- ing

Tanner, David B.

357

Identifying IPv6 network problems in the dual-stack world  

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One of the major hurdles limiting IPv6 adoption is the existence of poorly managed experimental IPv6 sites that negatively affect the perceived quality of the IPv6 Internet. To assist network operators in improving IPv6 networks, we are exploring methods ... Keywords: IPv6, delay measurement, dual-stack, path analysis, path visualization

Kenjiro Cho; Matthew Luckie; Bradley Huffaker

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Scenario Formulation of Stochastic Linear Programs and the Homogeneous Self-Dual Interior-Point Method  

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We consider a homogeneous self-dual interior-point algorithm for solving multistage stochastic linear programs. The algorithm is particularly suitable for the so-called “scenario formulation” of the problem, whose constraint system consists ... Keywords: decomposition, interior-point methods, multistage stochastic linear programs

Jie Sun; Xinwei Liu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Solving the Unit Commitment Problem in Power Generation by Primal and Dual Methods \\Lambda  

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deals with the fuel cost optimal scheduling of on/off decisions and output levels for generating unitsSolving the Unit Commitment Problem in Power Generation by Primal and Dual Methods \\Lambda D and results of test runs are reported. 1 Introduction The unit commitment problem in electricity production

Römisch, Werner

360

Model 1931/2931 Series Single and Dual-Channel Optical Meters  

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Model 1931/2931 Series Single and Dual-Channel Optical Meters User's Manual #12;ii Preface #12;iii/2931-C Series Optical Meters optimized for your applications, Newport will on occasion update existing ................................................................................ 21 2.2 Optical Meter Functionality ....................................................... 22 2

Kleinfeld, David

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Model 1936/2936-C Series Single and Dual-Channel Optical Meters  

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Model 1936/2936-C Series Single and Dual-Channel Optical Meters User's Manual #12;2 Preface #12 to keep the 1936/2936 Series Optical Meters optimized for your applications, Newport will on occasion ................................................................................ 25 2.2 Optical Meter Functionality ....................................................... 26 2

Kleinfeld, David

362

Dual Delayed Feedback Provides Sensitivity and Robustness to the NF-kB Signaling Module  

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Dual Delayed Feedback Provides Sensitivity and Robustness to the NF-kB Signaling Module Diane M of the transcription factor NF-kB. Linear stability analysis of the model shows that oscillatory frequency is a hard system minimizes stochastic excursions of the output to produce a robust NF-kB response. Citation: Longo

Hasty, Jeff

363

Masking and Dual-rail Logic Don't Add Up Patrick Schaumont1  

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-consumption pattern and can be exploited in power analysis attacks. Third, the loading imbalance of dual-rail circuits is that the circuit switches between two complementary states with a different power profile. Earlier work has shown that the mask-bit value can be estimated from the power con- sumption profile, and that masked logic remains

Schaumont, Patrick

364

A Comparative Study of New Barrier Functions for Primal-Dual ...  

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Up till now primal-dual IPMs all use the Newton direction as the search ... in terms of the kernel function and its first and second derivative. .... outer iteration by performing a5k -update, otherwise we enter an inner iteration by computing.

365

Hail Growth Mechanisms in a Colorado Storm. Part I: Dual-Wavelength Radar Observations  

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Extensive comparisons of dual-wavelength (10 and 3 cm) radar data with observations at the ground and penetration aircraft (T-28) measurements of hail in a Colorado storm show that positive hail signals (10 cm reflectivity factor exceeds that at ...

A. R. Jameson; A. J. Heymsfield

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Dual-Level Parallel Analysis of Harbor Wave Response Using MPI and OpenMP  

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The authors describe their experiences converting an existing serial production code to a parallel code combining both MPI and OpenMP. Such dual-level parallel codes will be able to take full advantage of the emerging class of high performance computer ...

Steve W. Bova; Clay P. Breshears; Christine E. Cuicchi; Zeki Demirbilek; Henry A. Gabb

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Conservation laws for the Maxwell-Dirac equations with a dual Ohm's law  

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Using a general theorem on conservation laws for arbitrary differential equations proved by Ibragimov, we have derived conservation laws for Dirac's symmetrized Maxwell-Lorentz equations under the assumption that both the electric and magnetic charges obey linear conductivity laws (dual Ohm's law). We find that this linear system allows for conservation laws which are non-local in time.

Nail H. Ibragimov; Raisa Khamitova; Bo Thidé

2007-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

368

Proposal for a Spaceborne Dual-Beam Rain Radar with Doppler Capability  

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The potential characteristics and performances of a spaceborne dual-beam radar (or stereo radar) operating at 24 GHz, and devoted primarily to the retrieval of rain-rate structure by using the stereo-radar analysis, were presented in a previous ...

Paul Amayenc; Jacques Testud; Mongi Marzoug

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Dual-band reflectarrays using microstrip ring elements and their applications with various feeding arrangements  

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In recent years there has been a growing demand for reduced mass, small launch volume, and, at the same time, high-gain large-aperture antenna systems in modern space-borne applications. This dissertation introduces new techniques for dual-band reflectarray antennas to meet these requirements. A series of developments is presented to show the dual-band capability of the reflectarray. A novel microstrip ring structure has been developed to achieve circular polarization (CP). A C/Ka dual-band front-fed reflectarray antenna has been designed to demonstrate the dual-band circular polarized operation. The proposed ring structure provides many advantages of compact size, more freedom in the selection of element spacing, less blockage between circuit layers, and broader CP bandwidth as compared to the patches. An X/Ka dual-band offset-fed reflectarray is made of thin membranes, with their thickness equal to 0.0508 mm in both layers. Several degrading effects of thin substrates are discussed. To overcome these problems, a new configuration is developed by inserting empty spaces of the proper thickness below both the X and Ka band membranes. More than 50 % efficiencies are achieved at both frequency ranges, and the proposed scheme is expected to be a good candidate to meet the demand for future inflatable antenna systems. An X/Ka dual-band microstrip reflectarray with circular polarization has also been constructed using thin membranes and a Cassegrain offset-fed configuration. It is believed that this is the first Cassegrain reflectarray ever developed. This antenna has a 0.75-meter-diameter aperture and uses a metallic sub-reflector and angular-rotated annular ring elements. It achieved a measured 3 dB gain bandwidth of 700 MHz at Xband and 1.5 GHz at Ka-band, as well as a CP bandwidth (3 dB axial ratio) of more than 700 MHz at X-band and more than 2 GHz at Ka-band. The measured peak efficiencies are 49.8 % at X-band and 48. 2 % at Ka-band. In summary, this dissertation presents a series of new research developments to support the dual-band operation of the reflectarray antenna. The results of this work are currently being implemented onto a 3-meter reflectarray with inflatable structures at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and are planned for other applications such as an 8-meter inflatable reflectarray in the near future.

Han, Chul Min

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Modern Methods for Lipid AnalysisChapter 13 Dual Parallel Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry for Lipid Analysis  

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Modern Methods for Lipid Analysis Chapter 13 Dual Parallel Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry for Lipid Analysis Methods and Analyses eChapters Methods - Analyses Books AOCS Press Downloadable pdf of Chapter

371

An Efficient Dual-Resolution Approach for Ensemble Data Assimilation and Tests with Simulated Doppler Radar Data  

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A new efficient dual-resolution (DR) data assimilation algorithm is developed based on the ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) method and tested using simulated radar radial velocity data for a supercell storm. Radar observations are assimilated on ...

Jidong Gao; Ming Xue

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Precipitation Classification and Quantification Using X-band Dual-Polarization Weather Radar: Application in the Hydrometeorology Testbed  

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This paper presents new methods for rainfall estimation from X-band dual-polarization radar observations along with advanced techniques for quality control, hydrometeor classification, and estimation of specific differential phase. Data collected ...

S. Lim; R. Cifelli; V. Chandrasekar; S. Y. Matrosov

373

Low-Wavenumber Structure and Evolution of the Hurricane Inner Core Observed by Airborne Dual-Doppler Radar  

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The asymmetric dynamics of the hurricane inner-core region is examined through a novel analysis of high temporal resolution, three-dimensional wind fields derived from airborne dual-Doppler radar. Seven consecutive composites of Hurricane Olivia’...

Paul D. Reasor; Michael T. Montgomery; Frank D. Marks Jr.; John F. Gamache

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Non-Rayleigh Scattering Effect in Rain Observations by an X- and Ka-band Dual-Wavelength Radar  

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The effect of non-Rayleigh scattering appearing in a rain observation experiment using a dual-wavelength rain radar, is investigated. The non-Rayleigh scattering effect causes a small difference between the effective radar reflectivity factor and ...

Kenji Nakamura; Hideyuki Inomata

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Observations of the Sea-Breeze Front during CaPE. Part II: Dual-Doppler and Aircraft Analysis  

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The three-dimensional kinematic structures of offshore and onshore flow sea-breeze fronts observed during the CaPE experiment are shown using high resolution dual-Doppler and aircraft data. The fronts interact with horizontal convective rolls (...

Nolan T. Atkins; Roger M. Wakimoto; Tammy M. Weckwerth

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

An $O(\\sqrt{n}\\log \\frac{(x^0)^Ts^0}{\\epsilon})$ iteration primal-dual ...  

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An $O(\\sqrt{n}\\log \\frac{(x^0)^Ts^0}{\\epsilon})$ iteration primal-dual path- following method, based on wide neighborhoods and large updates, for monotone ...

377

Design and characterization of a low cost dual differential proving ring force sensor utilizing Hall-effect sensors  

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A novel dual differential hall-effect based proving ring force sensor has been designed, manufactured, and tested. Strain gauge based force sensors are among the most common methods of measuring static and dynamic forces, ...

Rivest, Christopher W. (Christopher Warren)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

83-9E9-TOPIC-P3 Unrestricted DOMslon ManagerHIGH-EFFICIENCY DUAL-STROKE COMPRESSOR  

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without ill effect. Compressor performance was measured using a commercially available compressor C) condenser subcooling. Characteristic performance curves for the Mod 0 dual stroke compressor performance; and from the former Westinghouse Commercial and Residential Air Conditioning Division, P. G

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

379

Dual molecular imaging for targeting metalloproteinase activity and apoptosis in atherosclerosis: molecular imaging facilitates understanding of pathogenesis  

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pathogenesis to superior molecular imaging, and back. J AmZhou J, Yala- manchili P, et al. Molecular imaging of matrixJapan. Haider et al Dual molecular imaging for targeting

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Dual-Doppler Radar Analysis of a Midlatitude Squall Line with a Trailing Region of Stratiform Rain  

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The mesoscale structure of a squall-line system that passed over Oklahoma on 22 May 1976 is investigated by dual-Doppler radar analysis. The mature storm consisted of a leading line of deep convection, which exhibited organized multicellular ...

Bradley F. Smull; Robert A. Houze Jr.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Dual-Air-Assistant Atomizing Nozzle to Apply Aerosol-Sealing  

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Development of Dual-Air-Assistant Atomizing Nozzle to Apply Aerosol-Sealing Development of Dual-Air-Assistant Atomizing Nozzle to Apply Aerosol-Sealing Technology in Air Duct Systems Speaker(s): Alan Ropers Date: July 8, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 An Aerosol-sealing Technology was developed by LBNL to seal leaks in Air Duct Systems (ADS). The firm AEROSEAL already commercializes this technology for residential ADS. The current goal of our research at the Laboratory is to apply this technology to large commercial ADS. That means to develop a new kind of injector called "Compact Injector". So far, the injector that is used is a nozzle from the Schlick-Dusen firm. Results in terms of sealing rate are satisfactory, but this nozzle quickly clogs up with sealant particles. There are two reasons for the clogging problem: the

382

Tracking formulas and strategies for a receiver oriented dual-axis tracking toroidal heliostat  

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A 4 m x 4 m toroidal heliostat with receiver oriented dual-axis tracking, also called spinning-elevation tracking, was developed as an auxiliary heat source for a hydrogen production system. A series of spinning-elevation tracking formulas have been derived for this heliostat. This included basic tracking formulas, a formula for the elevation angle for heliostat with a mirror-pivot offset, and a more general formula for the biased elevation angle. This paper presents the new tracking formulas in detail and analyzes the accuracy of applying a simplifying approximation. The numerical results show these receiver oriented dual-axis tracking formula approximations are accurate to within 2.5 x 10{sup -6} m in image plane. Some practical tracking strategies are discussed briefly. Solar images from the toroidal heliostat at selected times are also presented. (author)

Guo, Minghuan; Wang, Zhifeng; Liang, Wenfeng; Zhang, Xiliang; Zang, Chuncheng [Key Laboratory of Solar Thermal Energy and Photovoltaic System of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Beijing 100190 (China); Lu, Zhenwu; Wei, Xiudong [Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Jilin 130033 (China)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Dose Radiation Research Program: Dual Regulation of JB6 Transformation  

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Dual Regulation of JB6 Transformation by Low Dose Gamma Radiation. Dual Regulation of JB6 Transformation by Low Dose Gamma Radiation. Authors: Thomas J. Weber,1 Lye M. Markillie,1 William B. Chrisler,1 Xingye C. Lei,1 and Nancy H. Colburn2 Institutions: 1Molecular Biosciences, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 2Gene Regulation Section, Basic Research Laboratory, National Cancer Institute JB6 mouse epidermal cells have been instrumental in defining the molecular mechanisms associated with neoplastic transformation in response to known tumor promoters. JB6 cells exhibit a clonal growth response to oxygen free radicals suggesting this model may also be useful for radiation research. Treatment of JB6 cells with 2 and 20 cGy gamma radiation resulted in a weak, but dose-dependent increase in anchorage-independent growth observed

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Dual-energy neutron tomography of water in rock using the Argonne IPNS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In dual-energy hydrogen imaging, the increase in hydrogen neutron cross-section at subthermal neutron energies is used to enhance the imaging of small amounts of hydrogen against a background of other absorbing materials by subtracting a tomographic image obtained for higher energy neutrons from that obtained for subthermal neutrons (picking energies such that the other absorbing materials have nearly the same cross-sections at both energies). This technique was used to provide dual-energy imaging of water in tuffaceous rock, with the goal being to track water flow through porous rock for site risk analysis of permanent disposal of radwaste. A feasibility experiment was conducted at the IPNS facility with coarse spatial resolution, yielding promising results.

Rhodes, E.; Kupperman, D.S.; Hitterman, R.L.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Final Report [Dual-Readout Calorimetry for High-Quality Energy Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document constitutes the final report on the project ”Dual-Readout Calorimetry for High- Quality Energy Measurements”. The project was carried out by a consortium of US and Italian physicists, led by Dr. Richard Wigmans (Texas tech University). This consortium built several particle detectors and tested these at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. The idea arose to use scintillating crystals as dual-readout calorimeters. Such crystals were of course already known to provide excellent energy resolution for the detection of particles developing electromagnetic (em) showers. The efforts to separate the signals from scintillating crystals into scintillation and Cerenkov components led to four different methods by which this could be accomplished. These methods are based on a) the directionality, b) spectral differences, c) the time structure and d) the polarization of the signals.

Wigmans, Richard; Nural, Akchurin

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Design and Optimization of Low Voltage High Performance Dual Threshold CMOS Circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Reduction in leakage power has become an important concern in lowvoltage, lowpower and high performance applications. In this paper, we use dual threshold technique to reduce leakage power by assigning high threshold voltage to some transistors in non-critical paths, and using lowthreshold transistors in critical paths. In order to achieve the best leakage power saving under target performance constraints, an algorithm is presented for selecting and assigning an optimal high threshold voltage. A general standby leakage current model which has been veri#ed by HSPICE is used to estimate standby leakage power. Results show that dual threshold technique is good for power reduction during both standby and active modes. The standby leakage power savings for some ISCAS benchmarks can be more than 50#. 1 Introduction With the growing use of portable and wireless electronic systems, reduction in power consumption has become more and more importantintoday's VLSI circuit and system designs #1#, ...

Liqiong Wei; Zhanping Chen; Mark Johnson; Kaushik Roy; Vivek De

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

DualTrust: A Distributed Trust Model for Swarm-Based Autonomic Computing Systems  

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For autonomic computing systems that utilize mobile agents and ant colony algorithms for their sensor layer, trust management is important for the acceptance of the mobile agent sensors and to protect the system from malicious behavior by insiders and entities that have penetrated network defenses. This paper examines the trust relationships, evidence, and decisions in a representative system and finds that by monitoring the trustworthiness of the autonomic managers rather than the swarming sensors, the trust management problem becomes much more scalable and still serves to protect the swarm. We then propose the DualTrust conceptual trust model. By addressing the autonomic manager’s bi-directional primary relationships in the ACS architecture, DualTrust is able to monitor the trustworthiness of the autonomic managers, protect the sensor swarm in a scalable manner, and provide global trust awareness for the orchestrating autonomic manager.

Maiden, Wendy M.; Dionysiou, Ioanna; Frincke, Deborah A.; Fink, Glenn A.; Bakken, David E.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Structure of human dual-specificity phosphatase 27 at 2.38 Å resolution  

SciTech Connect

There are over 100 genes in the human genome that encode protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) and approximately 60 of these are classified as dual-specificity phosphatases (DUSPs). Although many dual-specificity phosphatases are still not well characterized, novel functions have been discovered for some of them that have led to new insights into a variety of biological processes and the molecular basis for certain diseases. Indeed, as the functions of DUSPs continue to be elucidated, a growing number of them are emerging as potential therapeutic targets for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and inflammatory disorders. Here, the overexpression, purification and structure determination of DUSP27 at 2.38 {angstrom} resolution are presented.

Lountos, George T.; Tropea, Joseph E.; Waugh, David S. (NCI)

2012-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

389

The dual-mirror Small Size Telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, the development of the dual mirror Small Size Telescopes (SST) for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is reviewed. Up to 70 SST, with a primary mirror diameter of 4 m, will be produced and installed at the CTA southern site. These will allow investigation of the gamma-ray sky at the highest energies accessible to CTA, in the range from about 1 TeV to 300 TeV. The telescope presented in this contribution is characterized by two major innovations: the use of a dual mirror Schwarzschild-Couder configuration and of an innovative camera using as sensors either multi-anode photomultipliers (MAPM) or silicon photomultipliers (SiPM). The reduced plate-scale of the telescope, achieved with the dual-mirror optics, allows the camera to be compact (40 cm in diameter), and low-cost. The camera, which has about 2000 pixels of size 6x6 mm^2, covers a field of view of 10{\\deg}. The dual mirror telescopes and their cameras are being developed by three consortia, ASTRI (Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana, Italy/INAF), GATE (Gamma-ray Telescope Elements, France/Paris Observ.) and CHEC (Compact High Energy Camera, universities in UK, US and Japan) which are merging their efforts in order to finalize an end-to-end design that will be constructed for CTA. A number of prototype structures and cameras are being developed in order to investigate various alternative designs. In this contribution, these designs are presented, along with the technological solutions under study.

G. Pareschi; G. Agnetta; L. A. Antonelli; D. Bastieri; G. Bellassai; M. Belluso; C. Bigongiari; S. Billotta; B. Biondo; G. Bonanno; G. Bonnoli; P. Bruno; A. Bulgarelli; R. Canestrari; M. Capalbi; P. Caraveo; A. Carosi; E. Cascone; O. Catalano; M. Cereda; P. Conconi; V. Conforti; G. Cusumano; V. De Caprio; A. De Luca; A. Di Paola; F. Di Pierro; D. Fantinel; M. Fiorini; D. Fugazza; D. Gardiol; M. Ghigo; F. Gianotti; S. Giarrusso; E. Giro; A. Grillo; D. Impiombato; S. Incorvaia; A. La Barbera; N. La Palombara; V. La Parola; G. La Rosa; L. Lessio; G. Leto; S. Lombardi; F. Lucarelli; M. C. Maccarone; G. Malaguti; G. Malaspina; V. Mangano; D. Marano; E. Martinetti; R. Millul; T. Mineo; A. MistÒ; C. Morello; G. Morlino; M. R. Panzera; G. Rodeghiero; P. Romano; F. Russo; B. Sacco; N. Sartore; J. Schwarz; A. Segreto; G. Sironi; G. Sottile; A. Stamerra; E. Strazzeri; L. Stringhetti; G. Tagliaferri; V. Testa; M. C. Timpanaro; G. Toso; G. Tosti; M. Trifoglio; P. Vallania; S. Vercellone; V. Zitelli; For The Astri Collaboration; J. P. Amans; C. Boisson; C. Costille; J. L. Dournaux; D. Dumas; G. Fasola; O. Hervet; J. M. Huet; P. Laporte; C. Rulten; H. Sol; A. Zech; For The Gate Collaboration; R. White; J. Hinton; D. Ross; J. Sykes; S. Ohm; J. Schmoll; P. Chadwick; T. Greenshaw; M. Daniel; G. Cotter; G. S. Varner; S. Funk; J. Vandenbroucke; L. Sapozhnikov; J. Buckley; P. Moore; D. Williams; S. Markoff; J. Vink; D. Berge; N. Hidaka; A. Okumura; H. Tajima; For The Chec Collaboration; For The Cta Consortium

2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

390

Walking solutions in the string background dual to N=1 SQCD-like theories  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new solution in the string background dual to N=1 SQCD-like theories is presented. The gauge coupling in this solution has walking property. The Wilson loop calculations show that quark anti-quark potential makes phase transitions. Additionally the effect of flavours on other solutions in this background is investigated by considering some unflavoured solutions and perturbing them with small parameter x=(N{sub f})/(N{sub c})

Guerdogan, Omer Can [Istanbul Teknik Universitesi Fizik Boeuemue, 34469 Maslak Istanbul (Turkey)], E-mail: gurdogano@itu.edu.tr

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

391

Systems studies of dual purpose electric/synthetic fuels fusion plants  

SciTech Connect

A reactor power plant is proposed that can meet base load electrical demand, while the remainder can generate synthetic fuels and meet intermittent electrical demands. Two principal objectives of this study are: (1) to examine how strongly various economic demand and resource factors affect the amount of installed CTR capacity, and (2) to examine what increase in CTR capacity can be expected with dual purpose electric/synthetic fuel fusion plants, and also the relative importance of the different production modes. (MOW)

Beardsworth, E.; Powell, J.

1975-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

A set of sums for continuous dual q{sup -2}-Hahn polynomials  

SciTech Connect

An infinite set {l_brace}{tau}{sup (l)}(y;r,z){r_brace}{sub r,lisanelementofN{sub 0}} of linear sums of continuous dual q{sup -2}-Hahn polynomials with prefactors depending on a complex parameter z is studied. The sums {tau}{sup (l)}(y;r,z) have an interpretation in context with tensor product representations of the quantum affine algebra U{sub q}{sup '}(sl(2)) involving both a positive and a negative discrete series representation. For each l>0, the sum {tau}{sup (l)}(y;r,z) can be expressed in terms of the sum {tau}{sup (0)}(y;r,z), continuous dual q{sup 2}-Hahn polynomials, and their associated polynomials. The sum {tau}{sup (0)}(y;r,z) is obtained as a combination of eight basic hypergeometric series. Moreover, an integral representation is provided for the sums {tau}{sup (l)}(y;r,z) with the complex parameter restricted by |zq|<1. This gives rise to a bilinear summation formula for the continuous dual q{sup -2}-Hahn polynomials.

Gade, R. M. [Prangerlstrasse 19, 81247 Munich (Germany)

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

393

Method for continuously recovering metals using a dual zone chemical reactor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dual zone chemical reactor continuously processes metal-containing materials while regenerating and circulating a liquid carrier. The starting materials are fed into a first reaction zone of a vessel containing a molten salt carrier. The starting materials react to form a metal product and a by-product that dissolves in the molten salt that flows to a second reaction zone in the reaction vessel. The second reaction zone is partitioned from, but in fluid communication with, the first reaction zone. The liquid carrier continuously circulates along a pathway between the first reaction zone and the second reaction zone. A reactive gas is introduced into the second reaction zone to react with the reaction by-product to generate the molten salt. The metal product, the gaseous waste products, and the excess liquid carrier are removed without interrupting the operation of the reactor. The design of the dual zone reactor can be adapted to combine a plurality of liquid carrier regeneration zones in a multiple dual zone chemical reactor for production scale processing. 6 figs.

Bronson, M.C.

1995-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for continuously recovering metals using a dual zone chemical reactor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dual zone chemical reactor continuously processes metal-containing materials while regenerating and circulating a liquid carrier. The starting materials are fed into a first reaction zone of a vessel containing a molten salt carrier. The starting materials react to form a metal product and a by-product that dissolves in the molten salt that flows to a second reaction zone in the reaction vessel. The second reaction zone is partitioned from, but in fluid communication with, the first reaction zone. The liquid carrier continuously circulates along a pathway between the first reaction zone and the second reaction zone. A reactive gas is introduced into the second reaction zone to react with the reaction by-product to generate the molten salt. The metal product, the gaseous waste products, and the excess liquid carrier are removed without interrupting the operation of the reactor. The design of the dual zone reactor can be adapted to combine a plurality of liquid carrier regeneration zones in a multiple dual zone chemical reactor for production scale processing.

Bronson, Mark C. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DUAL-FUELING CONCEPTS: A COMPARISON OF METHANE AND PROPANE AS PRIMARY FUELS WITH BIODIESEL AND ULTRA-LOW SULFUR DIESEL AS SEPERATE PILOT FUELS.  

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?? The goal of this thesis is to examine dual-fueling concepts using two different types of primary fuel, methane and propane; as well as two… (more)

Shoemaker, Nicholas Thane

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Non-Abelian dual superconductivity and Gluon propagators in the deep IR region for SU(3) Yang-Mills theory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have proposed the non-Abelian dual superconductivity picture for quark confinement in the SU(3) Yang-Mills (YM) theory, and have given numerical evidences for the restricted-field dominance and the non-Abelian magnetic monopole dominance in the string tension by applying a new formulation of the YM theory on a lattice. To establish the non-Abelian dual superconductivity picture for quark confinement, we have observed the non-Abelian dual Meissner effect in the SU(3) Yang-Mills theory by measuring the chromoelectric flux created by the quark-antiquark source, and the non-Abelian magnetic monopole currents induced around the flux. We conclude that the dual superconductivity of the SU(3) Yang-Mills theory is strictly the type I and that this type of dual superconductivity is reproduced by the restricted field and the non-Abelian magnetic monopole part, in sharp contrast to the SU(2) case: the border of type I and type II.

Akihiro Shibata; Kei-Ichi Kondo; Seikou Kato; Toru Shinohara

2013-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

397

Identification and compensation of friction for a dual stage positioning system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Motion control systems are usually designed to track trajectories and/or regulate about a desired point. Most of the other objectives, like minimizing the tracking time or minimizing the energy expended, are secondary which quantify the above described objectives. The control problem in hard disk drives is tracking and seeking the desired tracks. Recent increase in the storage capacity demands higher accuracy of the read/write head. Dual stage actuators as compared to conventional single actuator increases the accuracy of the read/write head in hard disk drives. A scaled up version of the dual stage actuator is considered as the test bed for this thesis. Friction is present in all electromechanical systems. This thesis deals with modelling of the dual stage actuator test bed. A linear model predicts the behavior of the ?ne stage. Friction is signi?cant in the coarse stage. Considerable time has been spent to model the coarse stage as a friction based model. Initially, static friction models were considered to model the friction. Dynamic models, which describe friction better when crossing zero velocity were considered. By analyzing several experimental data it was concluded that the friction was dependent on position and velocity as compared to conventional friction models which are dependent on the direction of motion. Static and Coulomb friction were modelled as functions of velocity and position. This model was able to predict the behavior of the coarse stage satisfactorily for various initial conditions. A friction compensation scheme based on the modelled friction is used to linearize the system based on feedback linearization techniques.

Thimmalapura, Satish Voddina

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Dual atmosphere tolerance of Ag-CuO based air braze  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Recently, a new braze filler metal based on the silver-copper oxide system was developed for use in sealing high-temperature, solid-state electrochemical devices such as solid oxide fuel cells. One of the concerns regarding the viability of this joining technique is the long-term stability of silver-based alloys under a high-temperature, dual oxidizing/reducing gas environment. This paper reports on an initial series of exposure experiments that were conducted to characterize the effects of (1) filler metal composition, (2) brazing temperature, and (3) exposure time on the microstructural stability of Ag-CuO brazed Al2O3/Al2O3 joints under a prototypic operating environment for an intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell stack. In general joints exposed simultaneously to air on one side and hydrogen on the other for short periods of time at 800°C (100 hrs) showed no signs of degradation with respect to hermeticity or joint microstructure. Samples exposed for longer periods of time (1000 hrs) displayed some internal porosity, which extends approximately halfway across the joint and is not interconnected. Little effect of the filler metal’s composition on its tolerance to dual atmosphere exposure was observed. However brazing temperature was found to have a measurable effect. Higher brazing temperature leads to a more extensive formation of an interfacial reaction phase, copper aluminate, which tends to tie up some of the free CuO in the filler metal and minimize the formation of porosity in the air brazed joints during long-term, dual-atmosphere exposure. The effect is due to the greater chemical stability of the copper aluminate relative to copper oxide.

Kim, Jin Yong Y.; Hardy, John S.; Weil, K. Scott

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Top hole drilling with dual gradient technology to control shallow hazards  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Currently the "Pump and Dump" method employed by Exploration and Production (E&P) companies in deepwater is simply not enough to control increasingly dangerous and unpredictable shallow hazards. "Pump and Dump" requires a heavy dependence on accurate seismic data to avoid shallow gas zones; the kick detection methods are slow and unreliable, which results in a need for visual kick detection; and it does not offer dynamic well control methods of managing shallow hazards such as methane hydrates, shallow gas and shallow water flows. These negative aspects of "Pump and Dump" are in addition to the environmental impact, high drilling fluid (mud) costs and limited mud options. Dual gradient technology offers a closed system, which improves drilling simply because the mud within the system is recycled. The amount of required mud is reduced, the variety of acceptable mud types is increased and chemical additives to the mud become an option. This closed system also offers more accurate and faster kick detection methods in addition to those that are already used in the "Pump and Dump" method. This closed system has the potential to prevent the formation of hydrates by adding hydrate inhibitors to the drilling mud. And more significantly, this system successfully controls dissociating methane hydrates, over pressured shallow gas zones and shallow water flows. Dual gradient technology improves deepwater drilling operations by removing fluid constraints and offering proactive well control over dissociating hydrates, shallow water flows and over pressured shallow gas zones. There are several clear advantages for dual gradient technology: economic, technical and significantly improved safety, which is achieved through superior well control.

Elieff, Brandee Anastacia Marie

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Construction of the Dual Ginzburg-Landau Theory from the Lattice QCD  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We briefly review the QCD physics and then introduce recent topics on the confinement physics. In the maximally abelian (MA) gauge, the low-energy QCD is abelianized owing to the effective off-diagonal gluon mass $M_{\\rm off} \\simeq 1.2 {\\rm GeV}$ induced by the MA gauge fixing. We demonstrate the construction of the dual Ginzburg-Landau (DGL) theory from the low-energy QCD in the MA gauge in terms of the lattice QCD evidences on infrared abelian dominance and infrared monopole condensation.

H. Suganuma; K. Amemiya; H. Ichie; Y. Koma

2004-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical Potential in the Gravity Dual of a 2+1 Dimensional System  

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We study probe D5 branes in D3 brane AdS_5 and AdS_5-Schwarzschild backgrounds as a prototype dual description of strongly coupled 2+1 dimensional quasi-particles. We introduce a chemical potential through the U(1)_R symmetry group, U(1) baryon number and a U(1) of isospin in the multi-flavour case. We find the appropriate D5 embeddings in each case - the embeddings do not exhibit the spontaneous symmetry breaking that would be needed for a superconductor. The isospin chemical potential does induce the condensation of charged meson states.

Nick Evans; Ed Threlfall

2008-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

402

Final Technical Report - Integrated Hydrogeophysical and Hydrogeologic Driven Parameter Upscaling for Dual-Domain Transport Modeling  

SciTech Connect

The three major components of this research were: 1. Application of minimally invasive, cost effective hydrogeophysical techniques (surface and borehole), to generate fine scale (~1m or less) 3D estimates of subsurface heterogeneity. Heterogeneity is defined as spatial variability in hydraulic conductivity and/or hydrolithologic zones. 2. Integration of the fine scale characterization of hydrogeologic parameters with the hydrogeologic facies to upscale the finer scale assessment of heterogeneity to field scale. 3. Determination of the relationship between dual-domain parameters and practical characterization data.

Shafer, John M

2012-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

403

High strength, low carbon, dual phase steel rods and wires and process for making same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high strength, high ductility, low carbon, dual phase steel wire, bar or rod and process for making the same is provided. The steel wire, bar or rod is produced by cold drawing to the desired diameter in a single multipass operation a low carbon steel composition characterized by a duplex microstructure consisting essentially of a strong second phase dispersed in a soft ferrite matrix with a microstructure and morphology having sufficient cold formability to allow reductions in cross-sectional area of up to about 99.9%. Tensile strengths of at least 120 ksi to over 400 ksi may be obtained.

Thomas, Gareth (Berkeley, CA); Nakagawa, Alvin H. (Campbell, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Dual initiation strip charge apparatus and methods for making and implementing the same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A Dual Initiation Strip Charge (DISC) apparatus is initiated by a single initiation source and detonates a strip of explosive charge at two separate contacts. The reflection of explosively induced stresses meet and create a fracture and breach a target along a generally single fracture contour and produce generally fragment-free scattering and no spallation. Methods for making and implementing a DISC apparatus provide numerous advantages over previous methods of creating explosive charges by utilizing steps for rapid prototyping; by implementing efficient steps and designs for metering consistent, repeatable, and controlled amount of high explosive; and by utilizing readily available materials.

Jakaboski, Juan-Carlos (Albuquerque, NM); Todd,; Steven N. (Rio Rancho, NM); Polisar, Stephen (Albuquerque, NM); Hughs, Chance (Tijeras, NM)

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

405

Using a Borated Panel to Form a Dual Neutron-Gamma Detector  

SciTech Connect

A borated polyethylene plane placed between a neutron source and a gamma spectrometer is used to form a dual neutron-gamma detection system. The polyethylene thermalizes the source neutrons so that they are captured by {sup 10}B to produce a flux of 478 keV gamma-rays that radiate from the plane. This results in a buildup of count rate in the detector over that from a disk of the same diameter as the detector crystal (same thickness as the panel). Radiation portal systems are a potential application of this technique.

Scott Wilde; Raymond Keegan

2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

406

Process for whole cell saccharification of lignocelluloses to sugars using a dual bioreactor system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention describes a process for saccharification of lignocelluloses to sugars using whole microbial cells, which are enriched from cultures inoculated with paper mill waste water, wood processing waste and soil. A three-member bacterial consortium is selected as a potent microbial inocula and immobilized on inedible plant fibers for biomass saccharification. The present invention further relates the design of a dual bioreactor system, with various biocarriers for enzyme immobilization and repeated use. Sugars are continuously removed eliminating end-product inhibition and consumption by cell.

Lu, Jue (Okemos, MI); Okeke, Benedict (Montgomery, AL)

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

407

The dual optimizer for the growth-optimal portfolio under transaction costs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider the maximization of the long-term growth rate in the Black-Scholes model under proportional transaction costs as in Taksar, Klass and Assaf [Math. Oper. Res. 13, 1988]. Similarly as in Kallsen and Muhle-Karbe [Ann. Appl. Probab., to appear] for optimal consumption over an infinite horizon, we tackle this problem by determining a shadow price, which is the solution of the dual problem. It can be calculated explicitly up to determining the root of a deterministic function. This in turn allows to explicitly compute fractional Taylor expansions, both for the no-trade region of the optimal strategy and for the optimal growth rate.

Gerhold, Stefan; Schachermayer, Walter

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

The dual-bed hydrogen production process as being developed by the Florida Solar Energy Center. Process study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Clovis Linkous of the Florida Solar Energy Center is developing a dual-bed hydrogen production process. The idea is to break the water splitting process into two separate chemical reactions, each with roughly {1/2} the electrochemical potential of direct water dissociation. This enables the dual-bed process to utilize a much broader range of sunlight photons than conventional photoelectrochemical (PEC) systems. However, it requires twice as many photons per unit of hydrogen produced. The purpose of this analysis is to evaluate and quantify the trade-offs presented by the dual bed process and determine if it holds economic potential as a hydrogen production technology. The capital cost of a /solar-based water dissociation system is roughly proportional to the solar collection surface area. Thus, the economics rely on how much hydrogen can be produced per unit of solar insolation.

DiPietro, J.P.; Skolnik, E.G. [Energetics, Inc., Columbia, MD (United States)

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Analytic derivation of dual gluons and monopoles from SU(2) lattice Yang-Mills theory. III. Plaquette representation  

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In this series of three papers, we generalize the derivation of dual photons and monopoles by Polyakov, and Banks, Myerson and Kogut, to obtain approximative models of SU(2) lattice gauge theory. Our approach is based on stationary phase approximations. In this third article, we start from the plaquette representation of 3-dimensional SU(2) lattice gauge theory. By extending a work of Borisenko, Voloshin and Faber, we transform the expectation value of a Wilson loop into a path integral over a dual gluon field and monopole variables. The action contains the tree-level Coulomb interaction and a nonlinear coupling between dual gluons, monopoles and current. We show that this model exhibits confinement if a condition on the monopole self-energy is satisfied.

Florian Conrady

2006-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

410

Preliminary selection of refrigerants for dual-circuit and Lorenz refrigerator/freezers  

SciTech Connect

The paper discusses the preliminary selection of refrigerants for dual-circuit and Lorenz refrigerator/freezers (RFs). Since RFs currently use a fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) as a refrigerant and are the most energy-consuming appliances in most households in the U.S., EPA is concerned about not only RFs' effects on stratospheric ozone depletion but also their impact on the greenhouse effect. Reductions in power consumption will slow the increase in carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) concentrations in the atmosphere by reducing the utility companies' need for capacity. CO{sub 2} concentrations are believed to be directly related to impacts of the greenhouse effect. For these reasons, EPA believes that finding the most energy-efficient refrigerant(s) and RF design is important when eliminating fully halogenated CFCs. Two new configurations (the dual-circuit and Lorenz RFs) appear to provide energy savings of up to 20% over standard U.S. RF designs.

Bare, J.C.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Fretting wear behaviors of a dual-cooled nuclear fuel rod under a simulated rod vibration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, a dual-cooled fuel (i.e., annular fuel) that is compatible with current operating PWR plants has been proposed in order to realize both a considerable amount of power uprating and an increase of safety margins. As the design concept should be compatible with current operating PWR plants, however, it shows a narrow gap between the fuel rods when compared with current solid nuclear fuel arrays and needs to modify the spacer grid shapes and their positions. In this study, fretting wear tests have been performed to evaluate the wear resistance of a dual-cooled fuel by using a proposed spring and dimple of spacer grids that have a cantilever type and hemispherical shape, respectively. As a result, the wear volume of the spring specimen gradually increases as the contact condition is changed from a certain gap, just contact to positive force. However, in the dimple specimen, just contact condition shows a large wear volume. In addition, a circular rod motion at upper region of contact surface is gradually increased and its diametric size depends on the wear depth increase. Based on the test results, the fretting wear resistance of the proposed spring and dimple is analyzed by comparing the wear measurement results and rod motion in detail.

Lee, Young-Ho; Kim, Hyung-Kyu; Kang, Heung-Seok; Yoon, Kyung-Ho; Kim, Jae-Yong; Lee, Kang-Hee [Innovative Nuclear Fuel Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute 1045 Daedeokdaero, Yuseong, Daejeon, 305-353 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

412

Dual Antiplatelet Regime Versus Acetyl-acetic Acid for Carotid Artery Stenting  

SciTech Connect

Carotid artery stenting has been proposed as an option treatment of carotid artery stenosis. The aim of this single-institution study is to compare the dual-antiplatelet treatment and heparin combined with acetyl-acetic acid, in patients who underwent carotid artery stenting. We compared 2 groups of 50 patents each who underwent carotid artery stenting for primary atherosclerotic disease. Group A received heparin for 24 h combined with 325 mg acetyl-acetic acid and group B received 250 mg ticlopidine twice a day combined with 325 mg acetyl-acetic acid. Outcome measurements included 30-day bleeding and neurological complications and 30-day thrombosis/occlusion rates. The neurological complications were 16% in group A and 2% in group B (p < 0.05). Bleeding complications occurred in 4% in group A and 2% in group B (p > 0.05). The 30-day thrombosis/occlusion rate was 2% in group A and 0% in group B (p > 0.05). Dual antiplatelet treatment is recommended in all patients undergoing carotid artery stenting.

Dalainas, Ilias, E-mail: hdlns@freemail.gr; Nano, Giovanni; Bianchi, Paolo; Stegher, Silvia; Malacrida, Giovanni; Tealdi, Domenico G. [University of Milan, Istituto Policlinico San Donato, 1st Unit of Vascular Surgery (Italy)

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

413

Preliminary assessment of high power, NERVA-class dual-mode space nuclear propulsion and power systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A preliminary assessment of the technical feasibility and mass competitiveness of a dual-mode nuclear propulsion and power system based on the NERVA rocket engine has been completed. Results indicate that the coupling of the ROVER reactor to a direct Brayton power conversion system can be accomplished through a number of design features. Furthermore, based on previously published and independently calculated component masses, the dual-mode system was found to have the potential to be mass competitive with propulsion/power systems that use separate reactors. The uncertainties of reactor design modification and shielding requirements were identified as important issues requiring future investigation.

Buksa, J.J.; Kirk, W.L.; Cappiello, M.W. (Nuclear Technology and Engineering Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 (US))

1991-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

414

Modeling Routing Overhead Generated by Wireless Reactive Routing Protocols  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we have modeled the routing over- head generated by three reactive routing protocols; Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV), Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and DYnamic MANET On-deman (DYMO). Routing performed by reactive protocols consists of two phases; route discovery and route maintenance. Total cost paid by a protocol for efficient routing is sum of the cost paid in the form of energy consumed and time spent. These protocols majorly focus on the optimization performed by expanding ring search algorithm to control the flooding generated by the mechanism of blind flooding. So, we have modeled the energy consumed and time spent per packet both for route discovery and route maintenance. The proposed framework is evaluated in NS-2 to compare performance of the chosen routing protocols.

Javaid, Nadeem; Javaid, Akmal; Malik, Shahzad A

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Demonstration of Advanced Conductors for Overhead Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes a collaborative research project to evaluate the operational performance of advanced High-Temperature, Low-Sag (HTLS) conductors through approximately three years of field experience. The results of the project provide general information on installing, sagging, and clipping HTLS conductors and about their long-term behavior at different electrical current levels and in various geographical locales. Key information is provided on design, installation, operation, and maintenance of s...

2008-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

416

Towards constant bandwidth overhead integrity checking of untrusted data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a trace-hash scheme and an adaptive tree-trace scheme to improve the performance of checking the integrity of arbitrarily-large untrusted data, when using only a small fixed-sized trusted state. Currently, hash ...

Clarke, Dwaine E. (Dwaine Errol), 1976-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Reduce Overhead, Implement Energy Efficiency in Water/Wastewater  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Through the Focus on Energy program in the State of Wisconsin we have been able to identify savings for industries in their water/wastewater treatment or distribution systems. Modifications required to realize savings resulted in reduced energy consumption and reduced cost to industry. Reduced cost is a pleasant benefit when the cost of utility bills comes off the bottom line and if the industry is working on a 5 percent margin the actual value of the savings could be considered to be 20 times its actual savings. Modifications can be made in wastewater treatment applications by adjusting dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in treatment process, modifying aeration system blowers, changing diffusers, and considering a DO automatic control system. In water systems, changes in pump operations by not throttling valves for control, adding variable speed drives to constant speed operations, and reducing pressure on systems where it will not adversely impact the process.

Cantwell, J. C.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Interaction Between AM Radio Broadcast Antennas and Overhead Power Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Metallic structures, power lines or otherwise, can affect the operation of AM radio broadcast station antennas if the dimensions of those structures are related to the wavelength of the radio signal at the station's operating frequency. For power lines, the dimensions of interest can be either the height of the support structures themselves or the length of a loop formed by adjacent structures, the shield wires connecting them, and the return path in the earth. When resonance occurs between the power lin...

2012-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

419

Overhead Conductor and Shield Wires Management Guide (Draft)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As transmission systems age, utilities are increasingly concerned about the reliability of aging conductors, especially ACSR conductors, which cannot be assessed visually because of the layers of aluminum strand that cover their cores. Utilities wishing to determine how much core strength remains in these conductors can only do so by sampling the conductor and subsequently subjecting it to tensile testing or by looking at the significant circuits that pose a reliability risk using the Cormon Device or El...

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

420

Evaluation of Instrumentation and Dynamic Thermal Ratings for Overhead Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2010, a project was initiated through a partnership between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to evaluate EPRI?s rating technology and instrumentation that can be used to monitor the thermal states of transmission lines and provide the required real-time data for real-time rating calculations. The project included the installation and maintenance of various instruments at three 230 kV line sites in northern New York. The instruments were monitored, and data collection and rating calculations were performed for about a three year period.

Phillips, A.

2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Steal Tree: low-overhead tracing of work stealing schedulers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Work stealing is a popular approach to scheduling task-parallel programs. The flexibility inherent in work stealing when dealing with load imbalance results in seemingly irregular computation structures, complicating the study of its runtime behavior. ... Keywords: async-finish parallelism, tracing, work-stealing schedulers

Jonathan Lifflander; Sriram Krishnamoorthy; Laxmikant V. Kale

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Overhead Transmission Inspection, Assessment, and Asset Management Reference Guide - 2013  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The emphasis within the transmission arena has shifted from designing and building new transmission facilities to optimizing the use, performance, and life of existing facilities. In the early 1990s, EPRI established an initiative to examine the capabilities and limitations of existing inspection and assess­ment methods and technology. One of the key needs identified was information on methods and tech­nologies for inspecting/assessing the conditions ...

2013-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

423

DOE-HDBK-1141-2001; Radiological Assessor Training, Overheads  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE-HDBK-1141-2001 Radiological Properties of Plutonium * 15 isotopes, all radioactive * Pu-238 (heat source) * Pu-239 (reactor fuel, weapons) * Pu-240 (reactor fuel, weapons) *...

424

DOE-HDBK-1141-2001; Radiological Assessor Training, Overheads...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

maintained and calibrated * Reviewed for appropriateness: - Types, levels, and energies of radiation - Environmental conditions * Routinely tested for operability OT...

425

EPRI-GTC Overhead Electric Transmission Line Siting Methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report explains and documents a standardized process that utilities could use to improve the way transmission line routes are evaluated and selected.

2006-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

426

Low Overhead Continuous Monitoring of IP Network Performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An Internet Service Provider or a corporate Intranet operator often needs to monitor the utilization and performance of its IP network. The performance metrics typically needed are the traffic, delay and loss-rate between two access-points. In many cases, the network provider needs to have the network operate within specific performance expectations, such as those specified within a Service Level Agreement (SLA) contract. A continuous measurement of the performance metrics is needed to ensure compliance with the SLA. However, traditional IP performance approaches typically include snap-shots of network performance at one single point, and do not offer much support for network performance between two customer access points. The main difficulty associated with the measurement is that neither of the access-points are the source or destination of an IP packet. In this paper, we present a scheme for network performance monitoring that can be used to monitor the IP performance problem between two access-points, and to verify that a specific SLA contract is being satisfied.

Mandis Beigi; Is Beigi; Raymond Jennings; Dinesh Verma

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

A test synthesis approach to reducing BALLAST DFT overhead  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present a test synthesis approach which integratesBALLAST (BALAnced structure Scan Test) withan enhanced test point insertion (TPI) algorithm to functionallyscan the flip-flops chosen by BALLAST.BALLASTis an attractive partial scan ...

Douglas Chang; Mike Tien-Chien Lee; Malgorzata Marek-Sadowska; Takashi Aikyo; Kwang-Ting Cheng

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Reducing exception management overhead with software restart markers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Modern processors rely on exception handling mechanisms to detect errors and to implement various features such as virtual memory. However, these mechanisms are typically hardware-intensive because of the need to buffer ...

Hampton, Mark Jerome, 1977-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Single- and Dual-Doppler Analysis of a Tornadic Vortex and Surrounding Storm-Scale Flow in the Crowell, Texas, Supercell of 30 April 2000  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fine-resolution single- and dual-Doppler data were collected in the tornadic region of a supercell storm intercepted by two Doppler-on-Wheels radars on 30 April 2000 near Crowell, Texas. Eleven dual-Doppler analyses characterize the 2D and 3D ...

James Marquis; Yvette Richardson; Joshua Wurman; Paul Markowski

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Precision Dual-Aquifer Dewatering at a Low Level Radiological Cleanup in New Jersey  

SciTech Connect

Cleanup of low-level radioactive wastes at the Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), Wayne, New Jersey during the period October, 2000 through November, 2001 required the design, installation and operation of a dual-aquifer dewatering system to support excavation of contaminated soils. Waste disposal pits from a former rare-earth processing facility at the WISS had been in contact with the water table aquifer, resulting in moderate levels of radionuclides being present in the upper aquifer groundwater. An uncontaminated artesian aquifer underlies the water table aquifer, and is a localized drinking water supply source. The lower aquifer, confined by a silty clay unit, is flowing artesian and exhibits potentiometric heads of up to 4.5 meters above grade. This high potentiometric head presented a strong possibility that unloading due to excavation would result in a ''blowout'', particularly in areas where the confining unit was < 1 meter thick. Excavation of contaminated materials w as required down to the surface of the confining unit, potentially resulting in an artesian aquifer head of greater than 8 meters above the excavation surface. Consequently, it was determined that a dual-aquifer dewatering system would be required to permit excavation of contaminated material, with the water table aquifer dewatered to facilitate excavation, and the deep aquifer depressurized to prevent a ''blowout''. An additional concern was the potential for vertical migration of contamination present in the water table aquifer that could result from a vertical gradient reversal caused by excessive pumping in the confined system. With these considerations in mind, a conceptual dewatering plan was developed with three major goals: (1) dewater the water table aquifer to control radionuclide migration and allow excavation to proceed; (2) depressurize the lower, artesian aquifer to reduce the potential for a ''blowout''; and (3) develop a precise dewatering level control mechanism to insure a vertical gradient reversal did not result in cross-contamination. The plan was executed through a hydrogeologic investigation culminating with the design and implementation of a complex, multi-phased dual-aquifer dewatering system equipped with a state of the art monitoring network.

Gosnell, A. S.; Langman, J. W. Jr.; Zahl, H. A.; Miller, D. M.

2002-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

431

Diversity order for amplify-and-forward dual-hop systems with fixed-gain relay under Nakagami fading channels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-hop transmission systems employing fixed-gain amplify-and-forward (AF) relaying have been studied recently over Nakagami fading channels. These analyses, however, either have imposed certain constraints on the fading parameters or have not been ... Keywords: Nakagami fading, amplify-and-forward, diversity order, fixed-gain relay, outage probability

Feng Xu; Francis C. M. Lau; Dian-Wu Yue

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Outage Performance of Dual-Hop AF Relay Channels with Co-Channel Interferences over Rayleigh Fading  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper studies the outage performance of a dual-hop amplify-and-forward (AF) relay fading channel in an interference-limited environment. The relay and destination nodes are corrupted by multiple co-channel Rayleigh interferences. New exact closed-form ... Keywords: Amplify and-forward relay, Co-channel interference, Nonregenerative relay, Outage probability, Rayleigh fading

Aleksandra M. Cvetkovi?; Dejan N. Mili?; Aleksandar S. Cvetkovi?; Mihajlo Stefanovi?

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

A Kinetic Energy Analysis of a microburst-Producing Thunderstorm Based on JAWS Dual-Doppler Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-Doppler data collected from 1646 to 1648 MDT 14 July 1982 in Colorado are used to study the kinetic energy budget of a microburst-producing thunderstorm during its mature stage. Values of each term in the kinetic energy budget equation are ...

Yeong-jer Lin; John A. Coover

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Finite element modeling of Cr(VI) reduction by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 employing the dual-enzyme kinetic model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Chromium (VI) (Cr(VI)) contamination of soil and groundwater is considered a major environmental concern. Bioreduction of Cr(VI) to chromium (III) (Cr(III)) can be considered an effective technology in remediating Cr(VI) contaminated sites. Among the ... Keywords: Bioreduction, Cr(VI), Dual-enzyme, Modeling

Md. Akram Hossain; Mahbub Alam; David Yonge; Prashanta Dutta

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Space and phase resolved ion energy and angular distributions in single-and dual-frequency capacitively coupled plasmas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Space and phase resolved ion energy and angular distributions in single- and dual of ion energy and angular distributions (IEADs) is critically important for anisotropic etching), the narrowing in angle and spread in energy of ions as they cross the sheath are definable functions

California at Los Angles, University of

436

The Criterions with LCR and AFD of Dual-Branch SC Diversity over Specified Wireless Radio Fading Channels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we proposed the results of average LCR (level crossing rate) and AFD (average fading duration) criterions applied to evaluate the performance of dual-branch SC (selection combining) reception in the specified fading channels characterized ... Keywords: AFD, LCR, Nakagami-m distributed, Rayleigh, Rice, SC reception, Weibull

Joy Iong-Zong Chen; Chin-Chung Yu

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Thermal-Electromagnetic Analysis of a Fault-Tolerant Dual Star Flux-Switching Permanent Magnet Motor for Critical  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of a fault-tolerant dual star Flux-Switching Permanent Magnet (FSPM) motor. The analytical results in terms permanent magnet motors have attracted increasing attentions in safety critical applications such as Hybrid, the phases of the motors are magnetically and physically separated. Thus, the phase failures (short

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

438

Evaluation of the Performance of the PVUSA Rating Methodology Applied to Dual Junction PV Technology: Preprint (Revised)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The PVUSA (Photovoltaics for Utility Scale Applications) project in the 1990's developed a rating methodology for PV performance evaluation which has become popular, and even incorporated into concentrating PV rating standards This report apply that method to rack-mounted dual-junction PV system, and produces a system rating.

Myers, D. R.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Physics-compatible discretization techniques on single and dual grids, with application to the Poisson equation of volume forms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces the basic concepts for physics-compatible discretization techniques. The paper gives a clear distinction between vectors and forms. Based on the difference between forms and pseudo-forms and the @?-operator which switches between ... Keywords: Darcy flow, Differential forms, Dual grid, Geometric flexibility, Mimetic discretization, Single grid

Artur Palha, Pedro Pinto Rebelo, René Hiemstra, Jasper Kreeft, Marc Gerritsma

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Validation of mutual information-based registration of CT and bone SPECT images in dual-isotope studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The registration of computed tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine (NM) images can substantially enhance patient diagnosis as it allows for the fusion of anatomical and functional information, as well as the attenuation correction of NM images. However, ... Keywords: Accuracy, Bone SPECT, Dual-isotope studies, Multi-modality registration, Multi-resolution, Mutual information, Precision, Qualitative evaluation, Quantitative validation, Reproducibility, Robustness, Sensitivity

Lisa Tang; Ghassan Hamarneh; Anna Celler

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Using the Time-Lag-Correlation function of Dual-Aperture-Scintillometer measurements to obtain the Crosswind  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study the crosswind (U) is determined from the time-lag-correlation function (r12(?)) measured by a dual large aperture scintillometer. U is defined as the wind component perpendicular to a path, in this case the scintillometer path. A ...

Daniëlle van Dinther; Oscar K. Hartogensis

442

A 65nm dual-mode baseband and multimedia application processor SoC with advanced power and memory management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Dual-mode baseband (W-CDMA/HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE) and multimedia application processor SoC is described. The SoC fabricated in triple-Vth 65nm CMOS has 3 CPU cores and 20 separate power domains to achieve both high performance and low power. The ...

Tatsuya Kamei; Tetsuhiro Yamada; Takao Koike; Masayuki Ito; Takahiro Irita; Kenichi Nitta; Toshihiro Hattori; Shinichi Yoshioka

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Pressure and Temperature Perturbations within a Squall-Line Thunderstorm Derived from SESAME Dual-Doppler Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Some dynamic and thermodynamic properties of a convective cell within a squall line that occurred on 6 June 1979 were studied based on dual-Doppler observations. The domain under investigation had a horizontal dimension of 27 km × 27 km with 12 ...

Y. J. Lin; T. C. Wang; J. H. Lin

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Polarimetric and Dual-Doppler Radar Observations of the Lipscomb County, Texas, Supercell Thunderstorm on 23 May 2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Polarimetric and dual-Doppler observations of a supercell observed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) S-band Polarimetric (SPOL) radar, two Doppler-On-Wheels (DOW) radars, and the Greek XPOL radar on 23 May 2002 during the ...

Jeffrey Frame; Paul Markowski; Yvette Richardson; Jerry Straka; Joshua Wurman

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Information Causality is a Special Point in the Dual of the Gray-Wyner Region  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Information Causality contributes to the program of deriving fundamentals of quantum theory from information theoretic principles. It puts restrictions on the amount of information learned by a party (Bob) from the other party (Alice) in a one-way communication scenario: Bob receives an index b, and after a one-way communication from Alice, tries to recover the b-th bit of Alice's input. In this manuscript we note that Information Causality is indeed a point in the dual of the Gray-Wyner region in the case where Alice's input bits are chosen independently at random. The main motivation of this work was to study this connection in the case of correlated input bits. Our approach to forge this connection was to propose a new postulate called Accessibility of Mutual Information (AMI) on the underling physical theory. This approach, explained in the first version of this paper, fails since AMI is not satisfied by the quantum theory.

Salman Beigi; Amin Gohari

2011-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

446

Safety Analysis of the US Dual Coolant Liquid Lead-Lithium ITER Test Blanket Module  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The US is proposing a prototype of a dual coolant liquid lead-lithium (DCLL) DEMO blanket concept for testing in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) as an ITER Test Blanket Module (TBM). Because safety considerations are an integral part of the design process to ensure that this TBM does not adversely impact the safety of ITER, a safety assessment has been conducted for this TBM and its ancillary systems as requested by the ITER project. Four events were selected by the ITER International Team (IT) to address specific reactor safety concerns, such as VV pressurization, confinement building pressure build-up, TBM decay heat removal capability, tritium and activation products release from the TBM system, and hydrogen and heat production from chemical reactions. This paper summarizes the results of this safety assessment conducted with the MELCOR computer code.

Merrill, Brad; Reyes, Susana; Sawan, Mohamed; Wong, Clement

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

A semi-custom dual channel peak hold circuit for spaceborne instrumentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A monolithic dual channel peak hold circuit is developed using a semi-custom Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). The circuit is designed specifically for spaceborne instrumentation that requires low power operation and low mass packaging. Each independent circuit holds positive pulses and consists of a differential transconductance amplifier followed by a one way current amplifier. Input gate and output hold functions are enabled by standard TTL or CMOS logic levels. To accommodate a range of applications. quiescent power is adjustable for performance-power tradeoff or can be disabled for single channel use. Fabricated with dielectrically isolated vertical geometry NPN and PNP transistors the circuit is inherently radiation-hard and immune to transient upset.

Sweet, M.R.; Grace, K.M.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

A semi-custom dual channel peak hold circuit for spaceborne instrumentation  

SciTech Connect

A monolithic dual channel peak hold circuit is developed using a semi-custom Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). The circuit is designed specifically for spaceborne instrumentation that requires low power operation and low mass packaging. Each independent circuit holds positive pulses and consists of a differential transconductance amplifier followed by a one way current amplifier. Input gate and output hold functions are enabled by standard TTL or CMOS logic levels. To accommodate a range of applications. quiescent power is adjustable for performance-power tradeoff or can be disabled for single channel use. Fabricated with dielectrically isolated vertical geometry NPN and PNP transistors the circuit is inherently radiation-hard and immune to transient upset.

Sweet, M.R.; Grace, K.M.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Dual microchannel plate module for a gated monochromatic x-ray imager  

SciTech Connect

Development and testing of a dual microchannel plate (MCP) module to be used in the national Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) program has recently been completed. The MCP module is a key component of a new monochromatic x-ray imaging diagnostic which is designed around a 4 channel Kirkpatrick-Baez microscope and diffraction crystals which is located at University of Rochester`s Omega laser system. The MCP module has two separate MCP regions with centers spaced 53 mm apart. Each region contains a 25 mm MCP proximity focused to a P-11 phosphor coated fiberoptic faceplate. The two L/D = 40, MCPs have a 10.2 mm wide, 8 ohm stripline constructed of 500 nm Copper overcoated with 100 nm Gold. A 4 kV, 150 ps electrical pulse provides an optical gatewidth of 80 ps and spatial resolution has been measured at 20 1p/mm.

Oertel, J.A.; Archuleta, T.; Peterson, C.G. [and others

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Commissioning of the Dual-Beam Imaging Polarimeter for the UH 88-inch telescope  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we present the design, calibration method, and initial results of the Dual-Beam Imaging Polarimeter (DBIP). This new instrument is designed to measure the optical polarization properties of point sources, in particular Main Belt asteroids. This instrument interfaces between the Tek 2048x2048 camera and the University of Hawaii's 88-inch telescope, and is available for facility use. Using DBIP we are able to measure linear polarization with a 1-sigma Poisson signal noise of 0.03% per measurement and a systematic error of order 0.06% +/- 0.02%. Additionally, we discuss measurements of the polarization of the asteroid 16 Psyche which were taken as part of the instrument commissioning. We confirm Psyche's negative polarization of -1.037% +/- 0.006% but find no significant modulation of the signal with rotation above the 0.05% polarization level.

Joseph Masiero; Klaus Hodapp; Dave Harrington; Haosheng Lin

2007-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

451

A novel aqueous dual-channel aluminum-hydrogen peroxide battery  

SciTech Connect

A dual-channel aluminum hydrogen peroxide battery is introduced with an open-circuit voltage of 1.9 volts, polarized losses of 0.9 mV cm[sup 2]/mA, and power densities of 1 W/cm[sup 2]. Catholyte and anolyte cell compartments are separated by an Ir/Pd modified porous nickel cathode. Separation of catholyte and anolyte chambers prevents hydrogen peroxide poisoning of the aluminum anode. The battery is expressed by aluminum oxidation and aqueous solution phase hydrogen peroxide reduction for an overall battery discharge consisting of 2Al + 3H[sub 2]O[sub 2] + 2 OH[sup [minus

Marsh, C. (Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI (United States). Electric Propulsion); Licht, S. (Clark Univ., Worcester, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

The Heavy Quark Free Energy in QCD and in Gauge Theories with Gravity Duals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that the Polyakov loop approaches its asymptotic value at high temperatures {\\it from below} in any strongly-coupled gauge theory at large $N_c$ with a dual supergravity description. In these theories the Polyakov loop can be used to define a quantity that behaves as a free energy of a heavy quark in the medium. This should be compared to the recent lattice results in pure glue SU(3) theory at high temperatures where the Polyakov loop approaches its non-interacting limit {\\it from above}. We show that the "heavy quark free energy" obtained from the renormalized loop computed on the lattice does not behave as a true thermodynamic free energy. We conjecture that this should always be the case in asymptotically free gauge theories.

Jorge Noronha

2010-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

453

Dual transmission grating based imaging radiometer for tokamak edge and divertor plasmas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The designs of single transmission grating based extreme ultraviolet (XUV) and vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) imaging spectrometers can be adapted to build an imaging radiometer for simultaneous measurement of both spectral ranges. This paper describes the design of such an imaging radiometer with dual transmission gratings. The radiometer will have an XUV coverage of 20-200 A with a {approx}10 A resolution and a VUV coverage of 200-2000 A with a {approx}50 A resolution. The radiometer is designed to have a spatial view of 16 Degree-Sign , with a 0.33 Degree-Sign resolution and a time resolution of {approx}10 ms. The applications for such a radiometer include spatially resolved impurity monitoring and electron temperature measurements in the tokamak edge and the divertor. As a proof of principle, the single grating instruments were used to diagnose a low temperature reflex discharge and the relevant data is also included in this paper.

Kumar, Deepak; Clayton, Daniel J.; Parman, Matthew; Stutman, Dan; Tritz, Kevin; Finkenthal, Michael [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

454

Solar Photo Catalytic Hydrogen Production from water using a dual bed photosystem  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A body of work was performed in which the feasibility of photocatalytically decomposing water into its constituent elements using a dual bed, or modular photosystem, under solar radiation was investigated. The system envisioned consists of two modules, each consisting of a shallow, flat, sealed container, in which microscopic photocatalytic particles are immobilized. The photocatalysts absorb light, generating free electrons and lattice vacancy holes, which are capable of performing reductive and oxidative chemistry, respectively. The photocatalysts would be chosen as to whether they specifically promote H{sub 2} or O{sub 2} evolution in their respective containers. An aqueous solution containing a redox mediator is pumped between the two chambers in order to transfer electron equivalents from one reaction to the other.

Florida Solar Energy Center

2003-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Quantum Key Distribution Protocol with Dual-Rail Displaced Photon States  

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We propose a scheme for quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol with dual-rail displaced photon states. Displaced single photon states carry bit value of code which may be extracted while coherent states carry nothing and they only provide inconclusive outcome. Developed QKD protocol works with experimental attendant noise to observe presence of malicious Eve. Pulses with large amplitudes unlike conventional QKD relying on faint laser pulses are used that may approximate it to standard telecommunication communication and may show resistance to eavesdropping even in settings with high attenuation. Information leakage to the eavesdropper is determined from comparison of output distribution of the outcomes with ideal one that is defined by two additional inaccessible to nobody, saving for who sends the pulses, parameters. Robustness to some possible eavesdropping attacks is shown.

Sergey A. Podoshvedov

2009-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of dual-energy technique for virtual monochromatic and linearly mixed CBCTs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To implement dual-energy imaging technique for virtual monochromatic (VM) and linearly mixed (LM) cone beam CTs (CBCTs) and to demonstrate their potential applications in metal artifact reduction and contrast enhancement in image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). Methods: A bench-top CBCT system was used to acquire 80 kVp and 150 kVp projections, with an additional 0.8 mm tin filtration. To implement the VM technique, these projections were first decomposed into acrylic and aluminum basis material projections to synthesize VM projections, which were then used to reconstruct VM CBCTs. The effect of VM CBCT on the metal artifact reduction was evaluated with an in-house titanium-BB phantom. The optimal VM energy to maximize contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) for iodine contrast and minimize beam hardening in VM CBCT was determined using a water phantom containing two iodine concentrations. The LM technique was implemented by linearly combining the low-energy (80 kVp) and high-energy (150 kVp) CBCTs. The dose partitioning between low-energy and high-energy CBCTs was varied (20%, 40%, 60%, and 80% for low-energy) while keeping total dose approximately equal to single-energy CBCTs, measured using an ion chamber. Noise levels and CNRs for four tissue types were investigated for dual-energy LM CBCTs in comparison with single-energy CBCTs at 80, 100, 125, and 150 kVp. Results: The VM technique showed substantial reduction of metal artifacts at 100 keV with a 40% reduction in the background standard deviation compared to a 125 kVp single-energy scan of equal dose. The VM energy to maximize CNR for both iodine concentrations and minimize beam hardening in the metal-free object was 50 keV and 60 keV, respectively. The difference of average noise levels measured in the phantom background was 1.2% between dual-energy LM CBCTs and equivalent-dose single-energy CBCTs. CNR values in the LM CBCTs of any dose partitioning are better than those of 150 kVp single-energy CBCTs. The average CNR for four tissue types with 80% dose fraction at low-energy showed 9.0% and 4.1% improvement relative to 100 kVp and 125 kVp single-energy CBCTs, respectively. CNRs for low-contrast objects improved as dose partitioning was more heavily weighted toward low-energy (80 kVp) for LM CBCTs. Conclusions: Dual-energy CBCT imaging techniques were implemented to synthesize VM CBCT and LM CBCTs. VM CBCT was effective at achieving metal artifact reduction. Depending on the dose-partitioning scheme, LM CBCT demonstrated the potential to improve CNR for low contrast objects compared to single-energy CBCT acquired with equivalent dose.

Li Hao; Giles, William; Ren Lei; Bowsher, James; Yin Fangfang [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual-fueled taxis will ease air pollution problem in Tehran  

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According to emissions tests of standard and converted taxis, CO, hydrocarbon NO/sub x/, and SO/sub 2/ air pollution in Tehran could be reduced by converting the 15,000 taxis in that city to dual-fuel systems which would permit the taxis to use gasoline or LPG. Complete conversion to LPG is impractical because of the lack of service stations dispersing it. Tehran, with a limited mass transit system, has a relatively high percentage of taxis among all gasoline-powered cars, and these taxis are responsible for about 25% of the vehicular air pollution, a figure which could be reduced to an estimated 7% by the conversion. The conversion to LPG would also be economical, since the price of gasoline has increased by 20% in Iran in the past two years and will probably continue to increase, but the price of LPG has remained almost constant.

Ebtekar, T.

1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Fatigue resistance and microstructure of experimental dual phase Fe/2Si/0. 1C steel  

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The fatigue behavior of an experimental dual phase Fe/2Si/0.1C steel has been examined as a function of constituent morphology with the objective of developing ferritic-martensitic microstructures with optimum strength and fatigue crack propagation resistance. Microstructure containing fine globular or coarse martensite within a coarse-grained ferritic matrix were found to show the highest fatigue threshold stress intensity range ..delta..K/sub o/ values reported to date (to our knowledge) and certainly the highest combination of strength and ..delta..K/sub o/ for steels (..delta..K/sub o/ values above 19 MPa..sqrt..m with yield strengths in excess of 600 MPa). Such unusually high crack growth resistance is attributed primarily to a meandering crack path morphology which promotes slower crack extension rates from crack deflection and roughness-induced crack closure mechanisms.

Dutta, V.B.; Suresh, S.; Thomas, G.; Ritchie, R.O.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Free energy calculations using dual-level Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics  

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We describe an efficient and accurate method to compute free energy changes in complex chemical systems that cannot be described through classical molecular dynamics simulations, examples of which are chemical and photochemical reactions in solution, enzymes, interfaces, etc. It is based on the use of dual-level Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics simulations. A low-level quantum mechanical method is employed to calculate the potential of mean force through the umbrella sampling technique. Then, a high-level quantum mechanical method is used to estimate a free energy correction on selected points of the reaction coordinate using perturbation theory. The precision of the results is comparable to that of ab initio molecular dynamics methods such as the Car-Parrinello approach but the computational cost is much lower, roughly by two to three orders of magnitude. The method is illustrated by discussing the association free energy of simple organometallic compounds, although the field of application is very broad.

Retegan, Marius; Martins-Costa, Marilia; Ruiz-Lopez, Manuel F. [Theoretical Chemistry and Biochemistry Group, SRSMC, CNRS, Nancy-University, BP 70239, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (France)

2010-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual annular rotating [open quotes]windowed[close quotes] nuclear reflector reactor control system  

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A nuclear reactor control system is provided in a nuclear reactor having a core operating in the fast neutron energy spectrum where criticality control is achieved by neutron leakage. The control system includes dual annular, rotatable reflector rings. There are two reflector rings: an inner reflector ring and an outer reflector ring. The reflectors are concentrically assembled, surround the reactor core, and each reflector ring includes a plurality of openings. The openings in each ring are capable of being aligned or non-aligned with each other. Independent driving means for each of the annular reflector rings is provided so that reactor criticality can be initiated and controlled by rotation of either reflector ring such that the extent of alignment of the openings in each ring controls the reflection of neutrons from the core. 4 figures.

Jacox, M.G.; Drexler, R.L.; Hunt, R.N.M.; Lake, J.A.

1994-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Response of dual-purpose reinforced-concrete mass shelter. Project 30. 2 of Operation Plumbbob  

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A reinforced-concrete dual-purpose underground parking garage and personnel shelter designed for a long-duration incident pressure of 40 psi was tested. The shelter was exposed to shot Priscilla, an approx. 37-kt 700-ft balloon burst (June 24, 1957), at a ground range of 1600 ft (predicted 35-psi peak incident-pressure level). The recorded peak incident pressure at the shelter was approximately 39 psi. Postshot soil borings were made to obtain undisturbed samples for determining soil characteristics. Preshot and postshot field surveys were made to determine the total lateral and vertical displacement of the structure. The test structure provided adequate protection from the effects of the test device at the test GZ distance. Despite failure of the door sealing gasket, a rise in pressure in the interior did not exceed 1.0 psi. The flat-slab roof and supporting structure were more than adequate to resist the 39-psi peak incident test loading.

Cohen, E.; Laing, E.; Bottenhofer, A.

1961-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-chroic dual-polarization bolometric detectors for studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background  

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We are developing multi-chroic antenna-coupled TES detectors for CMB polarimetry. Multi-chroic detectors increase the mapping speed per focal plane area and provide greater discrimination of polarized galactic foregrounds with no increase in weight or cryogenic cost. In each pixel, a silicon lens-coupled dual polarized sinuous antenna collects light over a two-octave frequency band. The antenna couples the broadband millimeter wave signal into microstrip transmission lines, and on-chip filter banks split the broadband signal into several frequency bands. Separate TES bolometers detect the power in each frequency band and linear polarization. We will describe the design and performance of these devices and present optical data taken with prototype pixels. Our measurements show beams with percent level ellipticity, percent level cross-polarization leakage, and partitioned bands using banks of 2, 3, and 7 filters. We will also describe the development of broadband anti-reflection coatings for the high dielectric...

Suzuki, Aritoki; Edwards, Jennifer; Engargiola, Greg; Ghribi, Adnan; Holzapfel, William; Lee, Adrian T; Meng, Xiao Fan; Myers, Michael J; O'Brient, Roger; Quealy, Erin; Rebeiz, Gabriel; Richards, Paul; Rosen, Darin; Siritanasak, Praween

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Peak Demand Reduction with Dual-Source Heat Pumps Using Municipal Water  

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The objective of this project was to examine a dual-source (air and/or water-coupled) heat pump concept which would reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental electrical resistance heating (strip heaters). The project examined two system options: switching on demand between completely air-source and completely water-coupled or using a concurrent partial water-coupled and partial air-coupled mode operation. The water supply for the water-coupled mode of operation would be the municipal water system. An estimate of the economic worth of this system concept was made by examining the incremental cost to install such a system against the expected savings associated with these systems.

Morehouse, J. H.; Khan, J. A.; Connor, L. N.; Pal, D.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Molecular Level Control Through Dual Site Participation Using Bimetallic Catalysts - Final Report  

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The overall goal of this research program was to explore the hypothesis that it is possible to design a bimetallic surface such that each metal catalyzes different elementary reaction steps in an overall reaction pathway. A corollary to this hypothesis is that the different ensemble size requirements for an elementary reaction step can be used to force an elementary reaction step to occur on only one of the metals. The research program involved a combination of materials synthesis, chemical kinetics experiments, spectroscopic studies and computational investigations. The major outcome of this research program was the development and dissemination of the Dual Site Model, for which chlorocarbon reactions in the presence of hydrogen were used as model systems.

d'Itri, Julie, L.; Kovalchuk, Vladimir, I.

2010-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

465

A Dual Channel X-ray Spectrometer for Fast Ignition Research  

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A new Dual Channel Highly Ordered Pyrolytic Graphite (DC-HOPG) x-ray spectrometer was developed to study laser-generated electron beam transport. The instrument uses a pair of graphite crystals and has the advantage of simultaneously detecting self emission from low-Z materials in first diffraction order and high-Z materials in second order. The emissions from the target are detected using a pair of parallel imaging plates positioned in a such way that the noise from background is minimized and the mosaic focusing is achieved. Initial tests of the diagnostic on Titan laser (I {approx} 10{sup 20} W/cm{sup 2}, {tau} = 0.7 ps) show excellent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) > 1000 for the low energy channel and SNR > 400 for the high energy channel.

Akli, K U; Patel, P K; Van Maren, R; Stephens, R B; Key, M H; Higginson, D P; Westover, B; Chen, C D; Mackinnon, A J; Bartal, T; Beg, F N; Chawla, S; Fedosejevs, R; Freeman, R R; Hey, D S; Kemp, G E; LePape, S; Link, A; Ma, T; MacPhee, A G; McLean, H S; Ping, Y; Tsui, Y Y; Van Woerkom, L D; Wei, M S; Yabuuchi, T

2010-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A Primal-Dual Decomposition Algorithm for Multistage Stochastic Convex Programming  

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This paper presents a new and high performance solution method for multistage stochastic convex programming. Stochastic programming is a quantitative tool developed in the field of optimization to cope with the problem of decision-making under uncertainty. Among others, stochastic programming has found many applications in finance, such as asset-liability and bond-portfolio management. However, many stochastic programming applications still remain computationally intractable because of their overwhelming dimensionality. In this paper we propose a new decomposition algorithm for multistage stochastic programming with a convex objective, based on the path-following interior point method combined with the homogeneous self-dual embedding technique. Our preliminary numerical experiments show that this approach is very promising in many ways for solving generic multistage stochastic programming, including its superiority in terms of numerical e#ciency, as well as the flexibility in testing and analyzing the model.

Arjan Berkelaar; Roy Kouwenberg; Shuzhong Zhang

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Improving Control of a Dual-Duct Single-Fan Variable Air Volume Systems  

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This paper discusses improved control strategies for dual-duct single-fan variable air volume (VAV) systems. Common control strategy for supply air volume modulation is evaluated, and an improved air volume control strategy that maintains separate cold and hot air duct static pressure set points is presented. The paper also explores the interactions between the cold and hot deck temperatures and duct static pressures, and discusses the impact of non-ideal deck temperature settings on duct static pressures and overall system energy consumption. To compensate the negative impact of non-ideal cold and hot deck temperature set points, the authors propose using real-time duct static pressure readings as feedback signals to fine-tune the deck temperature set points. These new control schemes can reduce simultaneous cooling and heating while reducing fan power consumption.

Wei, G.; Martinez, J.; Minihan, T.; Brundidge, T.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlled rolling process for dual phase steels and application to rod, wire, sheet and other shapes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved, energy efficient, hot rolling method for direct production of cold formable dual-phase steel is provided. The steel is heated to completely austenitize it and then continuously hot rolled and cooled down into the ferrite-austenite two phase region to a temperature which is just below the effective Ar[sub 3] temperature. The hot rolled steel is then rapidly quenched to provide an alloy containing strong, tough lath martensite (fibers) in a ductile soft ferrite matrix. The method is particularly useful for providing rods in which form the alloy is capable of being drawn into high strength wire or the like in a cold drawing operation without any intermediate annealing or patenting, and has excellent strength, ductility and fatigue characteristics. 3 figs.

Thomas, G.; Ahn, J.H.; Kim, N.J.

1986-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication and Characterization of Dual Phase Magnesia-Zirconia Ceramics Doped with Plutonia  

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Dual phase magnesia-zirconia ceramics doped with plutonia are being studied as an inert matrix fuel (IMF) for light water reactors. The motivation of this work is to develop an IMF with a thermal conductivity superior to that of the fuels based on yttria stabilized zirconia. The concept uses the MgO phase as an efficient heat conductor to increase thermal conductivity of the composite. In this paper ceramic fabrication and characterization by scanning electron microscopy, energy and wavelength dispersive xray spectroscopy is discussed. Characterization shows that the ceramics consist of the two-phase matrix and PuO2-rich inclusions. The matrix is comprised of pure MgO phase and MgO-ZrO2-PuO2 solid solution. The PuO2-rich inclusion contained dissolved MgO and ZrO2.

P. G. Medvedev; J. F. Jue; S. M. Frank; M.K. Meyer

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Self-latching eccentric cam for dual stroke compressor or pump  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

For a dual capacity refrigerant compressor of the type which has an eccentric cam rotatable on a crankpin between two opposite positions which changes the total eccentricity of the crankpin and cam so as to obtain two different stroke lengths, the rotation of the cam on the crankpin being effected by a reversal of motor operation, the cam moves through an angle of about 270.degree. around the crankpin so that a centrifugal force torque tending to hold the cam in place is available at least in the reduced stroke length position of the cam, and by providing lightening cavities and eccentric weightings, the center of mass 74 of the cam can be shifted to obtain the centrifugal torque in the proper direction at both the maximum and reduced stroke positions.

Sisk, Francis J. (San Mateo, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Symmetries of Discontinuous Flows and the Dual Rankine-Hugoniot Conditions in Fluid Dynamics  

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It has recently been shown that the maximal kinematical invariance group of polytropic fluids, for smooth subsonic flows, is the semidirect product of SL(2,R) and the static Galilei group G. This result purports to offer a theoretical explanation for an intriguing similarity, that was recently observed, between a supernova explosion and a plasma implosion. In this paper we extend this result to discuss the symmetries of discontinuous flows, which further validates the explanation by taking into account shock waves, which are the driving force behind both the explosion and implosion. This is accomplished by constructing a new set of Rankine-Hugoniot conditions, which follow from Noether's conservation laws. The new set is dual to the standard Rankine-Hugoniot conditions and is related to them through the SL(2,R) transformations. The entropy condition, that the shock needs to satisfy for physical reasons, is also seen to remain invariant under the transformations.

Oliver Jahn; V. V. Sreedhar; Amitabh Virmani

2004-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual bed reactor for the study of catalytic biomass tars conversion  

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A dual fixed bed laboratory scale set up has been used to compare the activity of a novel Rh/LaCoO{sub 3}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst to that of dolomite, olivine and Ni/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, typical catalysts used in fluidized bed biomass gasification, to convert tars produced during biomass devolatilization stage. The experimental apparatus allows the catalyst to be operated under controlled conditions of temperature and with a real gas mixture obtained by the pyrolysis of the biomass carried out in a separate fixed bed reactor operated under a selected and controlled heating up rate. The proposed catalyst exhibits much better performances than conventional catalysts tested. It is able to completely convert tars and also to strongly decrease coke formation due to its good redox properties. (author)

Ammendola, P.; Piriou, B.; Lisi, L.; Ruoppolo, G.; Chirone, R.; Russo, G. [Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione - CNR, P.le V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli (Italy)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

473

NETL: Robust and Energy Efficient Dual-Stage Membrane-Based Process for  

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Robust and Energy Efficient Dual-Stage Membrane-Based Process for Enhanced CO2 Capture Robust and Energy Efficient Dual-Stage Membrane-Based Process for Enhanced CO2 Capture Project No.: DE-FE0013064 Media and Process Technology, Inc is developing a "one-box process" that integrates the water-gas-shift (WGS) reaction in a membrane reactor (MR) with hydrogen recovery for CO2 capture in integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power systems. The process utilizes previously developed hydrogen (H2)-selective carbon molecular sieve membranes (CMS) and novel palladium (Pd) and Pd-alloy membranes for efficient residual H2 recovery. The bench-scale system will operate with simulated syngas mixtures first, and then be evaluated with real syngas at the National Carbon Capture Center for performance and long-term operation stability. Coal-derived syngas, after quenching and particulate removal, will undergo tar and contaminant removal, carbon monoxide conversion via WGS with a sour shift catalyst, and H2 separation in a single step. The bulk of the H2 produced (with purity adequate for downstream power generation) will be recovered in the permeate stream of this novel WGS/MR. The retentate stream (containing the residual H2 and the bulk of CO2 produced), after undergoing a conventional cold gas clean up for the removal of tar and contaminants, will be sent for CO2 compression for storage or use. Through the CO2 compression train, the residual H2 will be further recovered with a highly selective-Pd alloy membrane. A high degree of H2 (and consequently CO2) recovery can be achieved with the two-step membrane process. The strengths of CMS and Pd membranes are fully utilized while their weaknesses are compensated-for by the synergy that is being created by this novel two-stage process.

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Microstructure and properties of pipeline steel with a ferrite/martensite dual-phase microstructure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to satisfy the transportation of the crude oil and gas in severe environmental conditions, a ferrite/martensite dual-phase pipeline steel has been developed. After a forming process and double submerged arc welding, the microstructure of the base metal, heat affected zone and weld metal was characterized using scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The pipe showed good deformability and an excellent combination of high strength and toughness, which is suitable for a pipeline subjected to the progressive and abrupt ground movement. The base metal having a ferrite/martensite dual-phase microstructure exhibited excellent mechanical properties in terms of uniform elongation of 7.5%, yield ratio of 0.78, strain hardening exponent of 0.145, an impact energy of 286 J at - 10 deg. C and a shear area of 98% at 0 deg. C in the drop weight tear test. The tensile strength and impact energy of the weld metal didn't significantly reduce, because of the intragranularly nucleated acicular ferrites microstructure, leading to high strength and toughness in weld metal. The heat affected zone contained complete quenching zone and incomplete quenching zone, which exhibited excellent low temperature toughness of 239 J at - 10 deg. C. - Research Highlights: {yields}The pipe with ferrite/martensite microstructure shows high deformability. {yields}The base metal of the pipe consists of ferrite and martensite. {yields}Heat affected zone shows excellent low temperature toughness. {yields}Weld metal mainly consists of intragranularly nucleated acicular ferrites. {yields}Weld metal shows excellent low temperature toughness and high strength.

Li Rutao, E-mail: lrt851@126.com; Zuo Xiurong, E-mail: zuoxiurong@126.com; Hu Yueyue, E-mail: hucheng85@126.com; Wang Zhenwei, E-mail: wzw0530@126.com; Hu, Dingxu, E-mail: xiaohu369@163.com

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection report: the Department of Energy's export licensing process for dual-use and munitions commodities  

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Export of commodities, encouraged by both the private sector and the Federal Government, helps to improve our position in the global economy and is in the national interest of the US. However, exports of commodities or technologies, without regard to whether they may significantly contribute to the military potential of individual countries or combination of countries or enhance the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, may adversely affect the national security of the US. The Federal Government, therefore, implements several laws, Executive Orders, and regulations to control the export of certain commodities and technologies. These commodities and technologies require a license for export. Some of the controlled items are designated as ''dual-use,'' that is, commodities and technologies that have both civilian and military application. Some dual-use commodities are designated as ''nuclear dual-use''--items controlled for nuclear nonproliferation purposes. Another group of controlled commodities is designated as munitions, which are goods and technologies that have solely military uses. The Department of Energy (Energy) conducts reviews of export license applications for nuclear dual-use items and certain munitions. On August 26, 1998, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs requested that the Inspectors General from the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, State, and Treasury, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), update and expand on a 1993 interagency review conducted by the Inspectors General of the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, and State of the export licensing processes for dual-use and munitions commodities.

Friedman, Gregory H.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

An evaluation of subsea pump technologies that can be used to achieve dual gradient drilling  

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Dual Gradient Drilling is an exciting technology which promises to solve the current technical hurdles and economic risks of Deepwater Drilling. Several techniques for Dual Gradient Drilling have been proposed to the industry. One such method involves installing a subsea booster pump at the seafloor with the aim of returning the drilling fluid back to the rig. The pump will manage annular pressures in the wellbore as circulation rates and mud weights vary and will permit early detection of wellbore influxes. Any such pump chosen to achieve this objective will be subjected to very high differential pressures and will be faced with the onerous task of lifting very abrasive and viscous mud slurries from the sea floor back to the drilling rig. This distance in deep water may be well within the range of about 4, 000 – 12,000 feet depending on the operating water depth of the rig. Several pump technologies available to the industry were examined. Piston pumps are very efficient and can withstand the high differential pressures encountered in the Mudlift Drilling System. However, their drawbacks are their large size and weight and high initial capital cost and maintenance costs. Centrifugal pumps on the other hand are relatively smaller than piston and diaphragm pumps and are generally less expensive. Disc pumps, with their non-impingement design are able to handle solids and fluids with a high gas volume fraction but, like centrifugal pumps, are generally less efficient than reciprocating pumps. Diaphragm pumps are capable of maintaining a constant rate regardless of pressure fluctuations. They can handle very abrasive solids with limited wear on the pump. They also excel at handling very viscous fluids and they can be modified to handle up to 95% gas volume fraction. Like piston pumps, they have very high efficiencies. The potential of each of these pump technologies to meet the requirements for the Mudlift Drilling System was examined in this thesis. The benefits and drawbacks of each of these pump technologies were highlighted and modifications to meet the demands of the mudlift system evaluated.

Oluwadairo, Tolulope

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Characteristics of a Subtropical Squall Line Determined from TAMEX Dual-Doppler Data. Part II: Dynamic and Thermodynamic Structures and Momentum Budgets  

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A thermodynamic retrieval method was used to study the dynamical and thermodynamical structure of a subtropical squall line, which occurred on 17 May 1987 over the Taiwan Straits. Three-dimensional wind fields were derived from the dual-Doppler ...

Yeong-Jer Lin; Hsi Shen; Tai-Chi Chen Wang; Zen-Sing Deng; Robert W. Pasken

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Discrimination of Mixed- versus Ice-Phase Clouds Using Dual-Polarization Radar with Application to Detection of Aircraft Icing Regions  

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Dual-polarization radar measurements and in situ measurements of supercooled liquid water and ice particles within orographic cloud systems are used to develop probabilistic criteria for identifying mixed-phase versus ice-phase regions of sub-0°C ...

David M. Plummer; Sabine Göke; Robert M. Rauber; Larry Di Girolamo

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Correction of Reflectivity in the Presence of Partial Beam Blockage over a Mountainous Region Using X-Band Dual Polarization Radar  

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Two approaches to correcting the partial beam blockage of radar reflectivity in mountainous areas were evaluated using X-band dual polarization radar data from the Hakone mountain region, Kanto, Japan. The comparatively simple digital elevation ...

Shakti P. C.; M. Maki; S. Shimizu; T. Maesaka; D.-S. Kim; D.-I. Lee; H. Iida

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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KUB5/HERA: a dual acting protein that suppresses genomic instability and promotes DNA repair after low dose IR exposure  

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KUB5/HERA: a dual acting protein that suppresses genomic instability and KUB5/HERA: a dual acting protein that suppresses genomic instability and promotes DNA repair after low dose IR exposure Julio C. Morales 1 , Amy Rommel 1 , Konstantin Leskov 2 , Walter M. Hittelman 3 , David A. Boothman 1# 1 Simmons Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA. 2 Department of Radiation Oncology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA. 3 Department of Experimental Therapeutics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA. # To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: David.Boothman@utsouthwestern.edu Eukaryotic cells can respond to DNA double strand breaks created by low doses of IR by activating homologous recombination (HR) or non-homologous end- joining (NHEJ) pathways to repair DNA. A yeast two-hybrid screen using Ku70 as

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Dual cure low-VOC coating process: Phase 3. Semi-annual technical progress report, October 1992--March 31, 1993  

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Objective of Phase 3 is to complete proof-of-principle testing in full-scale systems of the dual cure photocatalyst technology developed in earlier phases. Phase 3 commercial applications are aerospace topcoats, aerospace primers, and solventless manufacture of tape backings. Progress was made in improving urethane/acrylate formulation for aerospace topcoats, particularly in reverse impact, initial gloss, and loss retention during accelerated weathering. Formulations have now been developed which meet all initial criteria; the formulation was optimized. Aerospace primer formulations based on epoxy/flexibilizer systems were evaluated. Because of cure consistency problems and the increased need for non-chromated primers, work on aerospace primer system was de-emphasized to allow greater effort on development and commercialization of aerospace topcoat. Work on solventless backing saturants for electrical tape backings has been completed; optimal dual cure resin formulations have been used in preparing complete tape constructions.

Kinzer, K.E.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Dual Path HVAC System Demonstration in School: Leveraging Thermal Energy Storage and Cold Air Distribution to Enhance System Perform ance in a Florida Elementary School  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document reports on a novel dual-path, low-temperature air distribution system demonstrated in a Florida elementary school. This system addresses high humidity levels and indoor air quality problems normally found in schools due to their large ventilation requirements, especially in humid climates. The dual-path system is also integrated with synergistic use of thermal energy storage and low-temperature air distribution, reduced energy use, and initial cost. The field data confirmed that the system ...

2002-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

483

Implementation of a Dual Containment/Surveillance System utilizing scene-change detection and radio frequency technology  

SciTech Connect

This paper will examine the implementation of scene-change detection and radio frequency technology within a Dual Containment/Surveillance (C/S) System. Additionally, this paper will examine the human performance factors in the operation of these systems. Currently, Westinghouse Savannah River Company utilizes the Continuous Item Monitoring and Surveillance System (CIMS) in the performance of Dual C/S to monitor special nuclear materials within International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards and Domestic Safeguards. CIMS is comprised of the Material Monitoring System (MMS) (R), a multi-media electronic surveillance system developed by Sandia National Laboratory which incorporates the use of active seals commonly called Radio Frequency Tamper Indicating Devices (RFTIDs), NT Vision (R) as developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory, a Microsoft Windows NT (R) based operating system providing for domestic scene-change detection and the Digital Multi-Camera Optical Surveillance System (DMOS) (R) which provides scene-change detection for IAEA. Although this paper will focus on the implementation of Dual C/S utilizing the Continuous Item Monitoring and Surveillance System, the necessity for a thorough review of Safeguards and Security requirements with organizations and personnel having minimal to no prior MPC&A training will also be covered. Successful Dual C/S implementation plans must consider not only system design and failure modes, but must also be accompanied with the appropriate ''mind shift'' within operations and technical personnel. This is required to ensure completion of both physical and electronic activities, and system design changes are performed conscientiously and with full awareness of MPC&A requirements.

FITZGERALD, ERIC; KOENIG, RICHARD

2005-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

484

Dual Bosonic Thermal Green Function and Fermion Correlators of the Massive Thirring Model at a Finite Temperature  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Euclidian thermal Green function of the two-dimensional (2D) free massless scalar field in coordinate space is written as the real part of a complex analytic function of a variable that conformally maps the infinite strip $-\\inftyGreen function as the imaginary part of that function. Using both the thermal Green function and its dual, we obtain an explicit series expression for the fermionic correlation functions of the massive Thirring model (MTM) at a finite temperature.

Leonardo Mondaini; E. C. Marino

2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

485

A fully integrated switched-capacitor DC-DC converter with dual output for low power application  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a fully integrated on-chip switched-capacitor (SC) DC-DC converter that supports two regulated power supply voltages of 2.2V and 3.2V from 5V input supply and delivers the maximum load currents up to 8mA at both of the outputs. The ... Keywords: dc-dc converter, dual output, switched-capacitor

Heungjun Jeon; Yong-Bin Kim

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Conversion to Dual Fuel Capability in Combustion Turbine Plants: Addition of Distillate Oil Firing for Combined Cycles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During development of combined cycle projects, key assumptions and estimates regarding markets and technology on which the project is based may change. With fuel costs of combined cycle plants representing over 90 percent of annual operating cost, sudden changes in fuel pricing demand attention and re-evaluation. Conversion from natural gas fuel only to dual fuel capability with the addition of distillate oil firing systems is a technical response to market conditions that may have long-term as well as s...

2001-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

487

Baeklund transformations, conservation laws and linearization of the self-dual Yang-Mills and chiral fields  

SciTech Connect

Baecklund Transformations (BT) and the derivation of local conservation laws are first reviewed in the classic case of the Sine-Gordon equation. The BT, conservation laws (local and nonlocal), and the inverse-scattering formulation are discussed for the chiral and the self-dual Yang-Mills fields. Their possible applications to the loop formulation for the Yang-Mills fields are mentioned. 55 references, 1 figure.

Wang, L.C.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Imaging system for cardiac planar imaging using a dedicated dual-head gamma camera  

SciTech Connect

A cardiac imaging system employing dual gamma imaging heads co-registered with one another to provide two dynamic simultaneous views of the heart sector of a patient torso. A first gamma imaging head is positioned in a first orientation with respect to the heart sector and a second gamma imaging head is positioned in a second orientation with respect to the heart sector. An adjustment arrangement is capable of adjusting the distance between the separate imaging heads and the angle between the heads. With the angle between the imaging heads set to 180 degrees and operating in a range of 140-159 keV and at a rate of up to 500kHz, the imaging heads are co-registered to produce simultaneous dynamic recording of two stereotactic views of the heart. The use of co-registered imaging heads maximizes the uniformity of detection sensitivity of blood flow in and around the heart over the whole heart volume and minimizes radiation absorption effects. A normalization/image fusion technique is implemented pixel-by-corresponding pixel to increase signal for any cardiac region viewed in two images obtained from the two opposed detector heads for the same time bin. The imaging system is capable of producing enhanced first pass studies, bloodpool studies including planar, gated and non-gated EKG studies, planar EKG perfusion studies, and planar hot spot imaging.

Majewski, Stanislaw (Morgantown, VA); Umeno, Marc M. (Woodinville, WA)

2011-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

489

Liquid CO2 Displacement of Water in a Dual-Permeability Pore Network Micromodel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Permeability contrasts exist in multilayer geological formations under consideration for carbon sequestration. To improve our understanding of heterogeneous pore-scale displacements, liquid CO2 (LCO2) - water displacement was evaluated in a pore network micromodel with two distinct permeability zones. Due to the low viscosity ratio (logM = -1.1), unstable displacement occurred at all injection rates over two orders of magnitude. LCO2 displaced water only in the high permeability zone at low injection rates with the mechanism shifting from capillary fingering to viscous fingering with increasing flow rate. At high injection rates, LCO2 displaced water in the low permeability zone with capillary fingering as the dominant mechanism. LCO2 saturation (SLCO2) as a function of injection rate was quantified using fluorescent microscopy. In all experiments, more than 50% of LCO2 resided in the active flowpaths, and this fraction increased as displacement transitioned from capillary to viscous fingering. A continuum-scale two-phase flow model with independently determined fluid and hydraulic parameters was used to predict SLCO2 in the dual-permeability field. Agreement with the micromodel experiments was obtained for low injection rates. However, the numerical model does not account for the unstable viscous fingering processes observed experimentally at higher rates and hence overestimated SLCO2.

Zhang, Changyong; Oostrom, Martinus; Grate, Jay W.; Wietsma, Thomas W.; Warner, Marvin G.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Dual alkali approaches for the capture and separation of CO{sub 2}  

SciTech Connect

The Solvay process utilizes two alkalis in sequential order to convert CO{sub 2} to sodium carbonate for commercial use. The ability to transform CO{sub 2} into sodium carbonate cost-effectively would be a breakthrough in CO{sub 2} sequestration by providing benign long-term storage of CO{sub 2}. However, the Solvay process was not designed for CO{sub 2} sequestration and is not practical for use in the sequestration of CO{sub 2} from fossil fuel power plants. This paper investigates methods to modify the process in order to make it effective for the control of power plant CO{sub 2} emissions. The new modified process, called the Dual Alkali Approach, attempts to replace either or both bases, ammonia and lime, in the Solvay process with other compounds to make CO{sub 2} capture and separation efficient. Ammonia was replaced with different amines in aqueous solutions of salts and it was found that bicarbonate precipitation did occur. A method to regenerate the amine in the second step has not been implemented. However, the second step in Solvay Process has been implemented without using lime, namely, ammonia has been regenerated from an ammonium chloride solution using activated carbon. The HCl adsorbed in the activated carbon was removed by water to regenerate the activated carbon.

Huang, H.P.; Shi, Y.; Li, W.; Chang, S.G.

2000-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

491

Closed Dual Fluid Gas Turbine Power Plant Without Emission Of Co  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. This paper describes a construction and characteristics of a coal-gas-burning high eciency power plant which emits no carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into the atmosphere. In the plant, CO 2 gas and superheated steam are used as the main and sub working uid, respectively, of a closed dual uid gas turbine power generation system. It is assumed that a coal gas whose principal compositions are CO, H2 , CO2 and CH4 is burnt in a combustor using oxygen, and that CO 2 gas and superheated steam are used as the main and sub working uid of a turbine, respectively. Consequently, the constituent gases of the combustion gas become CO2 and H2O. Thus, CO2 gas included in the exhaust gas can be easily separated at the condenser outlet from the condensate (H2O). Most of recovered CO 2 is recycled as the main working uid of the turbine. In the plant, high-temperature turbine exhaust gas is utilized in a waste heat boiler to produce superheated steam which is injected into the combustor in order to improve...

Into The Atmosphere; P. S. Pak; K. Nakamura; Y. Suzuki

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Background-free quasi-steady-state photoinduced absorption spectroscopy by dual optical modulation  

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We present a simple and inexpensive means to measure background-free photoinduced absorption spectra of highly luminescent materials by implementing a dual optical modulation scheme. In our instrument, we modulate a continuous-wave laser, which excites the material of interest resonantly, at a frequency $f_{pu} = 170$\\,Hz with a mechanical chopper. We measure the fractional change of transmission of the sample with a tuneable monochromatic probe source modulated at a frequency $f_{pr} = 139$\\,Hz, and with a digital lockin amplifier at a reference frequency $f_{ref} = f_{pu} + f_{pr} = 309$\\,Hz. We generate the reference sinusoidal wave for the lockin amplifier using a simple home-built electronic circuit that converts the trigger TTL pulsetrains from the two chopper controllers to sine waves and then generates their sum-frequency wave. This scheme allows measurement of the fractional change of transmittance of the sample induced by the pump laser at a frequency $f_{pu} + f_{pr}$ without parasitic signal at a ...

Kallel, Houssem; Paquin, Francis; Rinfret, Robert; Stingelin-Stutzmann, Natalie; Silva, Carlos

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Dual-Doppler observations of the formative stage of an asymmetric squall line system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The objective of this study is to document and explain the formation of a large asymmetric squall line system. Despite having a precipitation pattern similar to the conceptual model of an asymmetric squall line, the development and evolution of the storm system was considerably different from previous asymmetric squall line studies. Dual-Doppler data collected on 24-25 May 1997 during the TEXACAL field campaign revealed that the asymmetric squall line developed from the merging of two distinct squall lines oriented parallel to each other. The development of the trailing stratiform precipitation region and the evolution of the convection within the southern part of the convective line were influenced by the merging squall lines. The trailing stratiform region formed as dissipating convection in the northern portion of the western squall line merged with the developing stratiform precipitation region associated with the eastern squall line. Intense storm-relative rear inflow was present at the rear of the northern portion of the western squall line. A pronounced anticyclonic circulation associated with a bow echo along the leading edge of the southern portion of the western squall line affected the intensity of convection in the southern part of the domain as the flow entered the rear of the convective line and accelerated towards the leading edge causing intense upward motion and strong convection.

Jamieson, Daniel Richard

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

A dual-porosity reservoir model with an improved coupling term  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A new dual-porosity model is developed for single-phase flow in fractured/porous media. As in the commonly-used approach, flow is assumed to take place through the fracture network, and between the fractures and matrix blocks. The matrix blocks are treated in a lumped-parameter manner, with a single average pressure used for each matrix block. However, instead of assuming that fracture/matrix flux is proportional to the difference between the fracture pressure and matrix pressure at each point, as in the Warren-Root model, a nonlinear equation is used which accurately models the flux at both early and late times. This flux equation is verified against analytical solutions for spherical blocks with prescribed pressure variations on their boundaries. This equation is then used as a source/sink term in the numerical simulator TOUGH. The modified code allows more accurate simulations than the conventional Warren-Root method, and with a large savings in computational time compared to methods which explicitly discretize the matrix blocks.

Zimmerman, R.W.; Chen, G.; Bodvarsson, G.S.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Solar photocatalytic hydrogen production from water using a dual bed photosystem. Task 2 report; Annual report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This work is an investigation into the use of photocatalytic particles in a dual bed configuration, so as to effect the solar-driven decomposition of water to its constituent elements, particularly hydrogen. The system envisioned would consist of two modules, each consisting of a shallow, flat, sealed container, in which micron-sized photocatalytic particles are immobilized. An aqueous solution containing a redox mediator is pumped between the two chambers. Different photoparticles and catalysts are chosen for their respective modules so as to effect oxidative water-splitting in one vessel to evolve oxygen gas, and reductive water-splitting in the other to evolve hydrogen. This is a direct photoconversion scheme that breaks down the energetic requirement for water decomposition into a 2-photon process, and enables separate production of hydrogen and oxygen. Titanium dioxide, TiO{sub 2}, and indium phosphide, InP, were employed as photoparticles in the O{sub 2}- and H{sub 2}-evolving beds, respectively. Platinum catalysts were evaluated to prompt H{sub 2}-evolution. Calculations on the energy band structure of free and immobilized particles provided guidance as to how the microstructure of the particles should be configured. A series of redox mediators, spanning a range of redox potentials, were tested. While many electron donors facilitated H{sub 2}-evolution, only the most oxidizing ones enabled O{sub 2}-evolution. A single redox couple, capable of charge exchange in both modules, is desirable to avoid system design complexity.

Linkous, C.A.; McKaige, G.T.; Slattery, D.K.; Ouellette, A.J.A.; Austin, B.C.N.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Performance of a quantum key distribution protocol with dual-rail displaced photon states  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a scheme for a quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol with dual-rail displaced photon states. Displaced single-photon states with different amplitudes carry bit values of code that may be extracted, while coherent states carry nothing and only provide an inconclusive outcome. A real resource of single photons is used, involving imperfections associated with experimental technique that