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  1. The movement of air in and out of the lungs is accom-plished by the contraction of voluntary muscles (Lam-

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    The movement of air in and out of the lungs is accom- plished by the contraction of voluntary time lung fluid, rather than air, is moved through the trachea (Olver, 1981). Al- though unrelated

  2. Organization-Based Coalition Formation Sherief Abdallah Victor Lesser

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    are sat- isfied and total utility is maximized. This situation is common in domains where a task re and dis- tributed sensor networks are examples of such domains. In computational grids a large number a coalition) has enough resources to accom- plish an incoming task. This paper proposes a scalable, dis

  3. Theoretical and Computational Advances for Network Diversion

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    and Business, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 The network-diversion problem (ND) is defined.1002/net.21514 Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). © 2013 Wiley Periodicals minimum total effort to accom- plish his task. To this end, he defines edge weights we > 0 for all e E

  4. Task Plans

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Task Plans This page contains links to a tentative listing of active and closed TEC Task Plans. Final status of these task plans will be determined after the July 2000 TEC meeting....

  5. Comp. Appl. Math. DOI 10.1007/s40314-014-0174-3

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    Bazán, Fermín S. V.

    is often accom- plished iteratively by projecting the original problem onto a k-dimensional subspace with k of the most well-known methods is due to Tikhonov (1963), in which a penalization term is added to (1 and Hansen 1993; Hansen 1998), and the references therein. Another way to construct regularized solutions

  6. Position Paper: Using a "Codelet" Program Execution Model for Exascale Machines

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    Gao, Guang R.

    Intel Labs knauer@intel.com Guang R. Gao University of Delaware ggao@capsl.udel.edu ABSTRACT As computing has moved relentlessly through giga-, tera-, and peta-scale systems, exa-scale (a million trillion) between these objects. It then uses this decomposition to accom- plish advanced scheduling, to accommodate

  7. A ..l(: C p I ' n 0 v. l> II.: a.:co 1 I hcd ler C let '\\I \\S 7 0 b t\\ cen : C C li-

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    dur- ing Fiscal Year 1974. Mariner 10 accom- plished a dual encounter of Venus and Mercury, using to supplement standard fuel with hydro- gen for improved operating economy and reduced exhaust emissions of the Mariner 10 dual-planet mission to Venus and Mercury and initiation of extended mission activities

  8. Quantum lithography with classical light: Generation of arbitrary patterns 

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    Sun, Qingqing; Hemmer, Philip R.; Zubairy, M. Suhail

    2007-01-01

    stream_source_info PhysRevA.75.065803.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 16287 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name PhysRevA.75.065803.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Quantum... alternative meth- ods based on classical fields ?9?11?. In Ref. ?12?, a novel approach was proposed to implement quantum lithography using the classical light. This is accom- plished by correlating wave vector and frequency in a narrow band multiphoton...

  9. Sandia Energy - IEA PVPS Task 13 Activities

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    IEA PVPS Task 13 Activities Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics PV Modeling & Analysis IEA PVPS Task 13 Activities IEA PVPS Task 13...

  10. Task Rou)ng for Predic)on Tasks Haoqi Zhang

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Task Rou)ng for Predic)on Tasks Haoqi Zhang Eric Horvitz Yiling Chen David't prove A or B, you need to prove C. 5 #12;task rou)ng over social networks;task rou)ng for predic)on tasks 10 #12;task rou)ng for predic)on tasks

  11. Task Conceptions and Work Arrangements 

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    Scott, W Richard; Dornbusch, Sanford M; Evashwick, Connie J; Magnani, Leonard; Sagatun, Inger

    2015-08-12

    , University of Bergen, Norway. TECHNICAL REPORT #47 TASK CONCEPTION'S AND WORK ARRANGEMENTS For well over half a century sociologists have been engaged in the study of organizations. But until the last few years, there has been relatively little systematic...

  12. FAQS Job Task Analyses- DOE Aviation Manager

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    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  13. FAQS Job Task Analyses- Industrial Hygiene

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    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  14. FAQS Job Task Analyses- Quality Assurance

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    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  15. Ecosystem Task Force Meeting Minutes

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    New Hampshire, University of

    targets for future reductions? 3.1. No. We could work on those with the Task Force. Water Quality. How would growth affect water quality? 3.1. Are we following Rob's recommendations from storm water. 5. There is more work to be done to characterize lands to east as well as west. Waste Management

  16. WORKPLACE HAZARD ASSESSMENT Location: Task

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    WORKPLACE HAZARD ASSESSMENT Location: Task: Performed by: Date: This form may be used as an aid in performing hazard assessment. Review listed hazard classifications, identify all hazards, possible hazards and their sources. Hazard classification listing is not intended to be complete but is provided as a guide

  17. Task Group 9 Update (Presentation)

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    Bosco, N.

    2014-04-01

    This presentation is a brief update of IEC TC82 QA Task Force, Group 9. Presented is an outline of the recently submitted New Work Item Proposal (NWIP) for a Comparative Thermal Cycling Test for CPV Modules to Differentiate Thermal Fatigue Durability.

  18. WCVM Research Task Force Report March 2011 WCVM Research Task Force

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    #12; #12;WCVM Research Task Force Report ­ March 2011 p.1 WCVM Research Task Force Report MarchDeanFreemanforreaffirmingtheimportanceoftheresearchenterpriseatthe WCVMthroughtheinceptionoftheResearchTaskForceandpermittingcomplete autonomyinitsmachinations.Taskforcememberswouldalsoliketothankthefacultythat tooktimetofillouttheResearch

  19. Task Rou)ng for Predic)on Tasks Haoqi Zhang

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Task Rou)ng for Predic)on Tasks Haoqi Zhang Eric Horvitz Yiling Chen David Parkes Workshop on Social Compu)ng and User Generated Content #12 who can further contribute. Task Rou*ng #12;? ? ? ? Pull Push

  20. Fault-tolerant dynamic task graph scheduling

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    Kurt, Mehmet C.; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Agrawal, Kunal; Agrawal, Gagan

    2014-11-16

    In this paper, we present an approach to fault tolerant execution of dynamic task graphs scheduled using work stealing. In particular, we focus on selective and localized recovery of tasks in the presence of soft faults. We elicit from the user the basic task graph structure in terms of successor and predecessor relationships. The work stealing-based algorithm to schedule such a task graph is augmented to enable recovery when the data and meta-data associated with a task get corrupted. We use this redundancy, and the knowledge of the task graph structure, to selectively recover from faults with low space and time overheads. We show that the fault tolerant design retains the essential properties of the underlying work stealing-based task scheduling algorithm, and that the fault tolerant execution is asymptotically optimal when task re-execution is taken into account. Experimental evaluation demonstrates the low cost of recovery under various fault scenarios.

  1. Modeling technical systems Task 3 Franz Wotawa

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    : Task 3 comprises a written report including the Modelica files and an oral presentation where the task in abductive diagnosis from the Modelica model (potentially in an automated way)? Answer this question

  2. Development of the Spatial Judgment Experimental Task 

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    Moore, James C.

    2015-07-21

    Moore builds on the work of Conner (Technical Report #11) to develop an entirely new experimental task. This task, with the important restriction that stimuli are presented in a particular order, does successfully meet the criterion of independent...

  3. Nuclear Radiological Threat Task Force Established | National...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Radiological Threat Task Force Established | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing...

  4. Task force cover.indd

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorking With U.S. Coal StocksSuppliers Tag:TakeSeptemberof Energy Task to

  5. Supplemental Material Table 1. Stimuli for in-scanner task. Block Rhyme Task Stimuli

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    between brain activation and task performance (r = .008 ~ .23, p = .59 ~ .98). 2. Analyses of covariance

  6. CONCEPTUALLY BASED TASK DESIGN: MEGAN'S PROGRESS ...

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    Jasper Lee

    2013-03-27

    the design and use of tasks/prompts that can lead students to construct ..... The Equilibration of Cognitive Structures: The Central Problem of Intellectual.

  7. Joint Outreach Task Group Calendar: September 2013

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    Joint Outreach Task Group (JOTG)has created a monthly calendar of community events to facilitate interagency and community involvement in these events. September 2013

  8. Interagency Energy Management Task Force Members

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    The Interagency Energy Management Task Force is led by the Federal Energy Management Program director. Members include energy and sustainability managers from federal agencies.

  9. NREL Job Task Analysis: Quality Control Inspector

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    Kurnik, C.; Woodley, C.

    2011-05-01

    A summary of job task analyses for the position of quality control inspector when evaluating weatherization work that has been done on a residence.

  10. NREL Job Task Analysis: Energy Auditor

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    Kurnik, C.; Woodley, C.

    2011-05-01

    A summary of job task analyses for the position of energy auditor when evaluating a residence before and during weatherization work.

  11. Task and Machine Heterogeneities: Higher Moments Matter

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    Maciejewski, Anthony A. "Tony"

    Task and Machine Heterogeneities: Higher Moments Matter Abdulla M. Al-Qawasmeh 1 , Anthony A.potter}@colostate.edu jtsmith@digitalglobe.com Abstract - One type of heterogeneous computing (HC) systems consists of machines in this matrix represents the ETC of a specific task on a specific machine when executed exclusively. Heuristics

  12. Sustainability Initiative Task Force Final Report

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    UW­Madison Sustainability Initiative Task Force Final Report October 2010 #12;We are pleased to present the final report of the campus Sustainability Task Force. This report fulfills the charge we gave to sustainability for consideration by UW­Madison's leadership and campus community. There are many reasons why

  13. Water Conservation Task Force (2014 Charge)

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Water Conservation Task Force (2014 Charge) The Task Force will advise the Chancellor and Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC) on current and past water use and provide recommendations on implementation of policies for potable water use reductions in support of The Regents Policy on Sustainable

  14. TASK 40: Sustainable International Bio Energy Trade: securing supply Overview of the task

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    -energy. By means of the international platform of IEA combined with industrial parties, governmental bodies and NGO, with Germany joining the IEA Bioenergy programme, it is expected that Germany may join Task 40 as well.fairbiotrade.org and the IEA Bioenergy website www.ieabioenergy.com under `Our Work:Tasks'. Progress in R&D Task meetings

  15. Task mapping for non-contiguous allocations.

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    Leung, Vitus Joseph; Bunde, David P. [Knox College, Galesburg, IL; Ebbers, Johnathan [Knox College, Galesburg, IL; Price, Nicholas W. [Knox College, Galesburg, IL; Swank, Matthew [Knox College, Galesburg, IL; Feer, Stefan P. [3M Health Information Systems, Inc., Wallingford, CT; Rhodes, Zachary D. [Allstate Corporation, Northbrook, IL

    2013-02-01

    This paper examines task mapping algorithms for non-contiguously allocated parallel jobs. Several studies have shown that task placement affects job running time for both contiguously and non-contiguously allocated jobs. Traditionally, work on task mapping either uses a very general model where the job has an arbitrary communication pattern or assumes that jobs are allocated contiguously, making them completely isolated from each other. A middle ground between these two cases is the mapping problem for non-contiguous jobs having a specific communication pattern. We propose several task mapping algorithms for jobs with a stencil communication pattern and evaluate them using experiments and simulations. Our strategies improve the running time of a MiniApp by as much as 30% over a baseline strategy. Furthermore, this improvement increases markedly with the job size, demonstrating the importance of task mapping as systems grow toward exascale.

  16. Qualifying Facility Wheeling Task Force-- Status Report 

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    Panjavan, S.

    1989-01-01

    Docket No. 8650 that the PUCT review the applicability of certain parts of the wheeling rules, and in April the Commission appointed a task force composed of representatives from affected industries, utilities, and regulatory staff to review the wheeling...

  17. Decoding algorithms for complex natural language tasks

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    Deshpande, Pawan

    2007-01-01

    This thesis focuses on developing decoding techniques for complex Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks. The goal of decoding is to find an optimal or near optimal solution given a model that defines the goodness of a ...

  18. Performing overhead tasks with supernumerary robotic limbs

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    McKenna, Jay (Jay P.)

    2014-01-01

    Overhead tasks such as those frequently found in aircraft manufacturing pose health risks to the workers due to the strain imposed on the shoulders. To reduce the risk of injury, a set of supernumerary robotic limbs (SRL) ...

  19. Collaborative Task Support and e-Response 

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    Potter, S; Tate, Austin; Dalton, J

    2004-01-01

    Rather than seeking to automate the tasks performed by humans, the trend in modern AI research and application development is towards providing support to human agents in the workplace. The impetus for this lies in an ...

  20. Agencies Approve Bacteria TMDL Task Force Recommendations 

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2007-01-01

    tx H2O | pg. 10 In June 2007 the Texas Commission onEnvironmental Quality (TCEQ) and the TexasState Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSW- CB) approved the recommendations of the Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Task Force and asked... their agencies to update their TMDL guidance documents to reflect these recommendations. They also authorized establishing a multi-agency bacteria TMDL work group to examine the research and development needs identified in the task force report. Both TCEQ...

  1. A compact method for matrix decomposition matrix inversion, and solution of simultaneous linear equations 

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    Banker, Donald Henry

    1966-01-01

    & j & n+1. (k) (k) The elements of A are defined in terms of the ik row by (2 18) (k) (k-1) (k-1) (k-1) ikk ikk ~1 ik4 i k for 1 & k & n, ik p ik 1, ik-2''''' 1' (2 ] 9) a(k) (a(k 1) 1 (k-1) (k-1) ) ) ] ya(k) kj ikj ~ 1 k ~j k fork& j &n+1; (2.... 85) follows from (2. 84) will be accom- plished by a case by case description of the elements pro- duced by the product R S (k-1} Case 1 i & k & m-1; 1 & j & n. (k) (k-1) ~ ~ (k-1) (k-1) 1"i~ 4] . 1 ii Cj ig (k) ij 36 Case II k&i&n; j &i. (k...

  2. Aging and the vulnerability of speech to dual task demands

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    Kemper, Susan; Schmalzried, RaLynn Cheri; Hoffman, Lesa; Herman, Ruth

    2010-12-01

    Tracking a digital pursuit rotor task was used to measure dual task costs of language production by young and older adults. Tracking performance by both groups was affected by dual task demands: time on target declined and tracking error increased...

  3. July 15, 2014 SEAB Task Force Meeting on Technology Development...

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    Task Force Meeting on Technology Development for Environmental Management July 15, 2014 SEAB Task Force Meeting on Technology Development for Environmental Management July 15,...

  4. H2FIRST Hydrogen Contaminant Detector Task: Requirements Document...

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    H2FIRST Hydrogen Contaminant Detector Task: Requirements Document and Market Survey H2FIRST Hydrogen Contaminant Detector Task: Requirements Document and Market Survey This H2FIRST...

  5. Collaborative Utility Task Force Partners with DOE to Develop...

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    Collaborative Utility Task Force Partners with DOE to Develop Cyber Security Requirements for Advanced Metering Infrastructure Collaborative Utility Task Force Partners with DOE to...

  6. Climate Change Task Force Webinar Series | Department of Energy

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    Climate Change Task Force Webinar Series Climate Change Task Force Webinar Series The four-part Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country webinar series provided tribal leaders an...

  7. Federal Task Force Sends Recommendations to President on Fostering...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Task Force Sends Recommendations to President on Fostering Clean Coal Technology Federal Task Force Sends Recommendations to President on Fostering Clean Coal Technology August 12,...

  8. Task Force for Strategic Developments to Blue Ribbon Commission...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Task Force for Strategic Developments to Blue Ribbon Commission Recommendations Task Force for Strategic Developments to Blue Ribbon Commission Recommendations Formed at the...

  9. U.S. Support Program tasks

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    Langner, D.G.

    1998-09-01

    In the fall of 1993, President Clinton announced before the United Nations General Assembly, that the US would voluntarily offer excess fissile material of weapons origin to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards. There are presently five US Support Program tasks at work. Three are complete, and two are underway. Reports are available from two of the completed SP-1s; a draft is in preparation for the third. These tasks are: (1) plutonium scrap multiplicity counter at Hanford; (2) calorimeter authentication at Hanford; (3) large neutron multiplicity counter at Rocky Flats; (4) calorimeter authentication at Rocky Flats; and (5) safeguards approach support at the APSF, SRS. The status of the first four tasks above is described here. Information on the work at Savannah River is contained in a separate paper.

  10. FAQS Job Task Analyses- DOE Aviation Safety Officer

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    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  11. FAQS Job Task Analyses- Electrical Systems and Safety Oversight

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    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  12. FAQS Job Task Analyses- Nuclear Explosive Safety Study

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    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  13. FAQS Job Task Analyses- Confinement Ventilation and Process Gas Treatment

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    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  14. Time Management Managing Time and Tasks

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    Kunkle, Tom

    Time Management Managing Time and Tasks What is time management? Time can't be managed ­ but you can manage the amount of time you use each day for fun, work, rest, and time spent with others. Why is time management important? You have responsibilities to yourself, to your family and friends, to your

  15. Criteria-Directed Task Scheduling Thomas Wagner

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    to task scheduling called Design-to-Criteria that controls the combinatorics via a satis cing methodology and custom designs schedules to meet a particular client's goal criteria. In Design-to- Criteria, criteria the scheduling problem tractable. We describe the interesting facets of the Design-to-Criteria approach and give

  16. Open Access Task Force Open Access to

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    Jiang, Huiqiang

    Libraries Initiative launched by National Science Foundation; Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN Library System rgmiller@pitt.edu #12;Open Access Task Force Open Access is... · A family of copyright · The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain

  17. Hierarchical Task Network Planning As Satis ability

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    Mali, Amol D.

    Hierarchical Task Network Planning As Satis#12;ability #3; Amol Dattatraya Mali Dept. of Elect. Engg. & Computer Science, P.O.Box 784, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA mali planning [Mali & Kambhampati 98], no empirical results on the performance of the encodings of HTN planning

  18. Status Inconsistency, Status Aspiration, Task Mobility, and Preferences for Specialization and Despecialization of Group Task Structure 

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    Kimberly, James C; Crosbie, Paul V; Lehr, Eugene W

    2015-07-28

    correctly and fifteen points for each hard problem solved correctly. In ex­ amining this system, it should be remembered that the high ability subjects were told that they solved all problems correctly, while the low ability sub­ jects were told... an HH task for reasons of consistency. In the high aspiration treatment, the average could be ex­ ceeded by low ability subjects only if they chose an HH task, which would give them thirty points. In this treatment, the average could be exceeded...

  19. AMBER Task Force February 2008 run report

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    F. Malbet; G. Duvert; A. Chelli; P. Kern

    2008-08-08

    AMBER was installed in March 2004 in the VLTI focal lab of the VLT observatory in Cerro Paranal run by ESO. Since then, there have been 4 commissioning runs and additional VLTI infrastructure installed (IRIS, FINITO and ATs,...), but AMBER is not yet fulfilling all its initial specifications and some important primary science objectives cannot be achieved. At the consortium level, an action plan has been decided in Oct 2007 that created an AMBER Task Force (ATF) to understand and possibly cure the eventual technical issues. The objectives of the February 2008 run was mainly to bring AMBER into contractual specifications the accuracy of the absolute visibility, of the differential and of the closure phase through a fundamental analysis of the instrument status and limitations. This report is the official report of the AMBER Task Force.

  20. Integrated Robot Task and Motion Planning in the Now

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    Kaelbling, Leslie Pack

    2012-06-29

    This paper provides an approach to integrating geometric motion planning with logical task planning for long-horizon tasks in domains with many objects. We propose a tight integration between the logical and geometric ...

  1. Dayrl Briggs Task Leader/Lead Cleanroom Engineer

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    Pennycook, Steve

    Dayrl Briggs Task Leader/Lead Cleanroom Engineer Nanofabrication Research Laboratory Center Experience: 2006­Present Task Leader, Lead Cleanroom Engineer, Lab Space Manager Center for Nanophase sensitivity. Professional Activities 1. Cleanroom Technical Operations · Manage the daily operation of the NRL

  2. FracFocus 2.0 Task Force Report

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    This report presents the findings and recommendations for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on FracFocus. The Task Force was charged with reviewing how FracFocus 2.0 houses...

  3. H2FIRST Reference Station Design Task: Project Deliverable 2...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Reference Station Design Task: Project Deliverable 2-2 H2FIRST Reference Station Design Task: Project Deliverable 2-2 This H2FIRST project report, published in April 2015, presents...

  4. IEA Bioenergy task 40 Country report for the Netherlands

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    1 IEA Bioenergy task 40 ­ Country report for the Netherlands Update 2006 Martin Junginger Marc de-energy trade #12;IEA Bioenergy task 40 Country report for the Netherlands ­update 2006 i IEA Bioenergy Task 40.Junginger@chem.uu.nl, A.Faaij@chem.uu.nl Report NWS-E-2006-XX ISBN 90-73958-96-2 September 2006 #12;IEA Bioenergy task 40

  5. Modeling Task Systems Using Parameterized Partial Orders Fred Houben

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    Vaandrager, Frits

    , and that there exists a hierarchical relationship between tasks. For instance, a manufacturing order of a beer brewery

  6. V.P. Biden Hosts the Middle Class Task Force

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    Secretary Chu will join Vice President Biden at the White House as he hosts a Middle Class Task Force event.

  7. NREL Job Task Analysis: Retrofit Installer Technician (Revised)

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    Kurnik, C.; Woodley, C.

    2012-04-01

    A summary of job task analyses for the position of retrofit installer technician when conducting weatherization work on a residence.

  8. Collaborative Construction of Task Activity: Coordinating Multiple Resources in a

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Collaborative Construction of Task Activity: Coordinating Multiple Resources in a High School of the moment-to- moment construction of task, this study draws attention to complex yet taken-for- granted connections, knowing how to collaboratively construct a task. This article documents the collaborative

  9. Allowing Non-Submodular Score Functions in Distributed Task Allocation

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    How, Jonathan P.

    Allowing Non-Submodular Score Functions in Distributed Task Allocation Luke Johnson, Han-Lim Choi the true non-submodular score functions. I. INTRODUCTION Distributed and decentralized task allocation for provable performance and convergence guarantees in distributed task allocation algorithms. However, some

  10. Task-Centered Design User-Centered Design

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    Golub, Evan

    . · Possibly in very specific niche markets. ­ Realistic example tasks; concrete, detailed scenario examples1 Task-Centered Design User-Centered Design Image credit: http://worrydream.com/ABriefRantOnTheFutureOfInteractionDesign/ #12;2 Task and User Centered Design When designing new hardware and/or software, it is important

  11. Departmental Response: SEAB Task Force Recommendations on

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-in electricLaboratoryof Energy ElevenLGJuly 2013Response: SEAB Task Force

  12. Task Force Approach | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Financing ToolInternational Affairs, Before theFebruary 1,7/109TESLADemand WaterAssessment andTask

  13. Task force appendix cover.indd

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorking With U.S. Coal StocksSuppliers Tag:TakeSeptemberof Energy Task to

  14. Backward Inhibition as a Means of Sequential Task-Set Control: Evidence for Reduction of Task Competition

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    Schubart, Christoph

    is not free from behavioral costs. In the extreme, people consistently fall short in implement- ing a new taskBackward Inhibition as a Means of Sequential Task-Set Control: Evidence for Reduction of Task Haider Universita¨t zu Ko¨ln Rainer H. Kluwe Universita¨t der Bundeswehr Hamburg Endogenously initiated

  15. Task Switching Versus Cue Switching: Using Transition Cuing to Disentangle Sequential Effects in Task-Switching Performance

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    Logan, Gordon D.

    Task Switching Versus Cue Switching: Using Transition Cuing to Disentangle Sequential Effects in Task-Switching Performance Darryl W. Schneider and Gordon D. Logan Vanderbilt University Recent methodological advances have allowed researchers to address confounds in the measurement of task-switch costs

  16. Modeling Confusion: Facial Expression, Task, and Discourse in Task-Oriented Tutorial Dialogue

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    Young, R. Michael

    of Computer Science, North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, USA * Dual affiliation with Applied Research Associates, Inc. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA {jfgrafsg, keboyer, rphilli, lester reports on a study of learner affect through an analysis of facial expression in human task

  17. Task-Aware Garbage Collection in a Multi-Tasking Virtual Machine

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    Krintz, Chandra

    Dayn`es Sun Microsystems Inc. 180 Av. de L'Europe ZIRST de Montbonnot Montbonnot St-Martin 38330, France laurent.daynes@sun.com Chandra Krintz Computer Science Department University of California, Santa investigate and evaluate, novel task-aware ex- tensions to a state-of-the-art MVM garbage collector (GC). Our

  18. Energy and task management in energy harvesting wireless sensor networks for structural health monitoring

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    Steck, Jamie Bradley

    2009-01-01

    Chapter 4. System Energy and Task Management . . 1. System2. Energy and Task Management Algorithms A. Energy3. Energy and Task Management Algorithms A. Energy

  19. Task 3 - RMC method validation project report

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    Sarkinen, R.A.

    1996-08-01

    The EPRI Substation Reliability Centered Maintenance Project Task 3 uses utility data to validate the RCM process for maintenance in substations. At BPA, this project was used to validate the RCM method for a preventive maintenance program for substations. This project was performed by an RCM technical team and all maintenance personnel at the Chemawa Maintenance District Headquarters. The system chosen for, this project involved four transmission lines that feeds 230 kV Santiam Substation. This report explains the process for the system approach-used for the Santiam project and a summary of the results. The current preventive maintenance program is primarily based on time. The RCM approach for a preventive maintenance program realized significant savings.

  20. Transmission Services WIST Task Force Dynamic Transfer Capability...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    ("WIST"), a Task Force of technical staff primarily from Northwest and California transmission providers and sub-regional entities, completed a report documenting Phase 1 of its...

  1. On synchronous robotic networks - Part I: Models, tasks, and complexity

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    Frazzoli, Emilio; Bullo, Francesco; Cortes, Jorge; Martinez, Sonia

    2007-01-01

    E. Frazzoli, “On synchronous robotic networks Part II: Timeto control design for mobile robotic networks. Application2007 On Synchronous Robotic Networks—Part I: Models, Tasks,

  2. Energy management in wireless healthcare systems using dynamic task assignment

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    Aghera, Priti

    2010-01-01

    wireless sensor networks(WSN) [18], [23] and [17] recently.work in task assignment in WSN, our strategy is able to work

  3. Task Order Awarded for Environmental Technical Services | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Project Services, Inc., of Oak Ridge, TN, for support services at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant located near Paducah, KY. The task order was a competitive small...

  4. DOE Awards Research and Systems Engineering Task Order

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    Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order to The MITRE Corporation, of McLean Virginia.

  5. Task Order Price Evaluation Worksheet for SUPER ESPC

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Document provides a worksheet for evaluating price for a task order as part of a Super Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC).

  6. Descriptions of ESPC Task Order Schedules and Placement of Pricing...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Document provides task order schedule descriptions and information on the placement of pricing for energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs). 54descriptionoftoschedulesj5....

  7. Engineering task plan for five portable exhausters

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    Rensink, G.E.

    1997-10-01

    Exhausters will be employed to ventilate certain single-shell tanks (SSTs) during salt well pumping campaigns. Active ventilation is necessary to reduce the potential flammable gas inventory (LANL 1996a) in the dome space that may accumulate during steady-state conditions or during/after postulated episodic gas release events. The tanks described in this plan support the activities required to fabricate and test three 500 cfm portable exhausters in the 200 W area shops, and to procure, design, fabricate and test two 1000 cfm units. Appropriate Notice of Construction (NOC) radiological and toxic air pollutant permits will be obtained for the portable exhausters. The portable exhauster design media to be employed to support this task was previously developed for the 241-A-101 exhauster. The same design as A101 will be fabricated with only minor improvements to the design based upon operator input/lessons learned. The safety authorization basis for this program effort will follow SAD 36 (LANL 1996b), and each tank will be reviewed against this SAD for changes or updates. The 1000 cfm units will be designed by the selected offsite contractor according to the specification requirements in KHC-S-O490. The offsite units have been specified to utilize as many of the same components as the 500 cfm units to ensure a more cost effective operation and maintenance through the reduction of spare parts and additional procedures.

  8. Investigating the Role of Working Memory In Multi-Tasking: The Impact of a Secondary Number Recall Task on Cooking Breakfast in a Virtual Environment 

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    Floyd, Victoria L.

    2009-07-03

    This study used dual-task methodology to examine the possible involvement of working memory in the multi-tasking scenario presented in Craik and Bialystok’s (2006) Breakfast Task. Participants were required to set a table ...

  9. Turing Machine as an ecological model for Task Analysis

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    Frénod, Emmanuel

    1 Turing Machine as an ecological model for Task Analysis Thierry Morineau, Emmanuel Frénod model is based on the Turing Machine formalism and takes into account the variety of situations that can opening a door. Keywords: Cognitive work analysis, task analysis, Turing machine, affordance #12;3 1

  10. h"p://pegasus.isi.edu Balanced Task Clustering in

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    Deelman, Ewa

    h"p://pegasus.isi.edu Balanced Task Clustering in Scientific Workflows Weiwei Chen*, Rafael of Manchester, School of Computer Science, Manchester, U.K. Oct 24, 2013, CNCC, Beijing 1 h"p://pegasus.isi.edu #12;h"p://pegasus.isi.edu Outline · Introduction ­ Workflow Model ­ Execution Environment · Task

  11. Task 8 -- Design and test of critical components

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    Chance, T.F.

    1996-11-01

    This report covers tasks 8.1, 8.1.1, and 8.2. The primary objective of Task 8.1, Particulates Flow Deposition, is to characterize the particulate generated in an operating gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant whose configuration approximates that proposed for an ATS power plant. In addition, the task is to evaluate the use of full-flow filtering to reduce the steam particulate loads. Before the start of this task, GE had already negotiated an agreement with the candidate power plant, piping and a filter unit had already been installed at the power plant site, and major elements of the data acquisition system had been purchased. The objective of Task 8.1.1, Coolant Purity, is to expose typical ATS gas turbine airfoil cooling channel geometries to real steam flow to determine whether there are any unexpected deposit formations. The task is a static analog of the centrifugal deposition rig trials of Task 8.2, in which a bucket channel return bend is exposed to steam flow. Two cooling channel geometries are of primary interest in this static exposure. The primary objective of Task 8.2, Particle Centrifugal Sedimentation, is to determine the settling characteristics of particles in a cooling stream from an operating gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant when that stream is ducted through a passage experiencing the G-loads expected in a simulated bucket channel specimen representative of designs proposed for an ATS gas turbine.

  12. Real-Time Task Scheduling under Thermal Constraints 

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    Ahn, Youngwoo

    2010-10-12

    periodic tasks and non-real-time, but latency-sensitive, aperiodic jobs. We first introduce the Transient Overclocking Server, which safely reduces the response time of aperiodic jobs in the presence of hard real-time periodic tasks and thermal constraints...

  13. OOC Web Conferencing Team Report Web Conferencing Task Team

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    Pittendrigh, Barry

    OOC Web Conferencing Team Report Web Conferencing Task Team Final Report ­ 1/24/2014 #12;OOC Web Conferencing Team Report 2 | P a g e Web Conferencing Task Team Final Report ­ 1/24/2014 Contents Executive..................................................................................................................................3 Growing need for web conferencing

  14. Organizational Task Performance in Male and Female Groups 

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    McMahon, Anne M; Barchas, Patricia; Cohen, Elizabeth; Hildebrand, Poll; Fennell, Mary

    2015-08-15

    ........................................................ 3 Argument ........................................................ 5 The Research....................................................11 Operationalizing the Task Procedure: Division of Labor . . . 12 The Task.......................l6 Results..........................................................l6 The Division of Labor: Sharply Differentiated..............17 Undifferentiated Division of Labor.......................... 18 Weakly Differentiated Division of Labor with a...

  15. Analysis of Dynamic Task Allocation in Multi-Robot Systems

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    Southern California, University of

    Analysis of Dynamic Task Allocation in Multi-Robot Systems Kristina Lerman1 , Chris Jones2 , Aram of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781, USA {lerman|galstyan}@isi.edu, {cvjones|maja}@robotics.usc.edu Abstract Dynamic task allocation is an essential requirement for multi-robot systems operating in unknown

  16. Analysis of Dynamic Task Allocation in Multi-Robot Systems

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    Galstyan, Aram

    Analysis of Dynamic Task Allocation in Multi-Robot Systems Kristina Lerman1 , Chris Jones2 , Aram of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781, USA {lerman|galstyan}@isi.edu, {cvjones|maja}@robotics.usc.edu Abstract Dynamic task allocation is an essential requirement for multi-robot systems functioning in unknown

  17. Approximate Response Time Analysis of Real-Time Task Graphs

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    Yi, Wang

    that RBF has a speedup factor of 2, and this is tight even for dual-task systems. The speedup factor of IBF approaches infinity and equals 1 when k = 1, implying that the IBF analysis is exact for dual-task systems variable rate-dependent behavior in con- trollers for fuel injection in combustion engines [6] and frame

  18. United States of America Electric Energy Market Competition Task Force

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    i United States of America Electric Energy Market Competition Task Force and the Federal Energy and Retail Markets for Electric Energy Docket No. AD05 Act of 2005 requires the Electric Energy Market Competition Task Force to conduct a study and analysis

  19. Understanding Tools: Task-Oriented Object Modeling, Learning and Recognition

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    Zhu, Song Chun

    Understanding Tools: Task-Oriented Object Modeling, Learning and Recognition Yixin Zhu yixin functions, physics and causality in using objects as "tools". Given a task, such as, cracking a nut observes only one RGB-D video, in which a rational human picks up one object (i.e. tool) among a number

  20. Gasification Studies Task 4 Topical Report

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    Whitty, Kevin; Fletcher, Thomas; Pugmire, Ronald; Smith, Philip; Sutherland, James; Thornock, Jeremy; Boshayeshi, Babak; Hunsacker, Isaac; Lewis, Aaron; Waind, Travis; Kelly, Kerry

    2014-02-01

    A key objective of the Task 4 activities has been to develop simulation tools to support development, troubleshooting and optimization of pressurized entrained-flow coal gasifiers. The overall gasifier models (Subtask 4.1) combine submodels for fluid flow (Subtask 4.2) and heat transfer (Subtask 4.3) with fundamental understanding of the chemical processes (Subtask 4.4) processes that take place as coal particles are converted to synthesis gas and slag. However, it is important to be able to compare predictions from the models against data obtained from actual operating coal gasifiers, and Subtask 4.6 aims to provide an accessible, non-proprietary system, which can be operated over a wide range of conditions to provide well-characterized data for model validation. Highlights of this work include: • Verification and validation activities performed with the Arches coal gasification simulation tool on experimental data from the CANMET gasifier (Subtask 4.1). • The simulation of multiphase reacting flows with coal particles including detailed gas-phase chemistry calculations using an extension of the one-dimensional turbulence model’s capability (Subtask 4.2). • The demonstration and implementation of the Reverse Monte Carlo ray tracing (RMCRT) radiation algorithm in the ARCHES code (Subtask 4.3). • Determination of steam and CO{sub 2} gasification kinetics of bituminous coal chars at high temperature and elevated pressure under entrained-flow conditions (Subtask 4.4). In addition, attempts were made to gain insight into the chemical structure differences between young and mature coal soot, but both NMR and TEM characterization efforts were hampered by the highly reacted nature of the soot. • The development, operation, and demonstration of in-situ gas phase measurements from the University of Utah’s pilot-scale entrained-flow coal gasifier (EFG) (Subtask 4.6). This subtask aimed at acquiring predictable, consistent performance and characterizing the environment within the gasifier.

  1. Characterizing and Mitigating Work Time Inflation in Task Parallel Programs

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    Olivier, Stephen L.; de Supinski, Bronis R.; Schulz, Martin; Prins, Jan F.

    2013-01-01

    Task parallelism raises the level of abstraction in shared memory parallel programming to simplify the development of complex applications. However, task parallel applications can exhibit poor performance due to thread idleness, scheduling overheads, and work time inflation – additional time spent by threads in a multithreaded computation beyond the time required to perform the same work in a sequential computation. We identify the contributions of each factor to lost efficiency in various task parallel OpenMP applications and diagnose the causes of work time inflation in those applications. Increased data access latency can cause significant work time inflation in NUMAmore »systems. Our locality framework for task parallel OpenMP programs mitigates this cause of work time inflation. Our extensions to the Qthreads library demonstrate that locality-aware scheduling can improve performance up to 3X compared to the Intel OpenMP task scheduler. « less

  2. Appendix 2. Task Force Members Biographies Cherry A. Murray (SEAB Member and Task Force Chair)

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann JacksonDepartment| DepartmentAL/FALGeologic CO2Solutionsfor a Clean EnergyAppendix 2. Task

  3. Thermoacoustic engine simulations with lattice Boltzmann CFD. Tasks 3, 4 and 5 progress report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-02-06

    Advanced Projects Research Incorporated has completed tasks number 3, 4 and 5 of the specified tasks in the LANL subcontract. Task 3 required measurement of the acoustic attenuation for various thermoacoustic conditions and Task 4 involved the analysis of the energy transfer mechanisms for the geometries of Task 3. Finally, Task 5 specified that simulations of thermoacoustic engine configurations used at LANL were to be performed. Discussion of all 3 task results is presented.

  4. Operating System Support for Fine-Grained Task Migration

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    Gioiosa, Roberto; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram

    2012-09-19

    With the end of clock scaling and the limited power budget available (20-30MW), future supercomputers will meet exascale performance primarily through a higher level of parallelism. Current operating (OS) and runtime (RT) systems are designed for the classical SMP model and based on the static and coarse-grained process/thread paradigm. They do not provide the required level of flexibility, especially within a single compute node, to meet the requirements imposed by exascale systems in terms of power/energy efficiency, resilience, managing concurrency and performance portability. The high level of concurrency poses new challenges specific to exascale systems that need to be addressed by novel solutions. In particular, requiring the user to manage billions of concurrent threads could easily result in poor data locality, clogged interconnection networks, unchecked propagation of soft errors, and lack of control over power/energy consumption. Equally important, managing such level of concurrency interferes with the user’s focus on the application and the algorithm. We envision that the computation will be encapsulated into fine-grained tasks that can be isolated and protected from the other tasks running in the system. Whenever a task needs to work on some data that is not stored on the local node, the OS/RT allows the task to be migrated to the node that owns the data. Each task is associated with a contained state (set or architectural registers, stack frame, running node, etc.) that describes the progress of the task and that should be moved together with the task’s code. We believe system support for task migration is a fundamental function that can ease the job of tackling several of the exascale challenges.

  5. Nuclear power plant control room operator control and monitoring tasks

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    Bovell, C.R.; Beck, M.G. [Concord Associates, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Carter, R.J. [Oak Ridge National Labs., TN (United States)

    1998-07-01

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory is conducting a research project the purpose of which is to develop the technical bases for regulatory review criteria for use in evaluating the safety implications of human factors associated with the use of artificial intelligence and expert systems, and with advanced instrumentation and control (I and C) systems in nuclear power plants (NPP). This report documents the results from Task 8 of that project. The primary objectives of the task was to identify the scope and type of control and monitoring tasks now performed by control-room operators. Another purpose was to address the types of controls and safety systems needed to operate the nuclear plant. The final objective of Task 8 was to identify and categorize the type of information and displays/indicators required to monitor the performance of the control and safety systems. This report also discusses state-of-the-art controls and advanced display devices which will be available for use in control-room retrofits and in control room of future plants. The fundamental types of control and monitoring tasks currently conducted by operators can be divided into four classifications: function monitoring tasks, control manipulation tasks, fault diagnostic tasks, and administrative tasks. There are three general types of controls used in today`s NPPs, switches, pushbuttons, and analog controllers. Plant I and C systems include components to achieve a number of safety-related functions: measuring critical plant parameters, controlling critical plant parameters within safety limits, and automatically actuating protective devices if safe limits are exceeded. The types of information monitored by the control-room operators consist of the following parameters: pressure, fluid flow and level, neutron flux, temperature, component status, water chemistry, electrical, and process and area radiation. The basic types of monitoring devices common to nearly all NPP control rooms include: analog meters, graphic recorders, digital displays and counters, light indicators, visual and audio alarms, and cathode-ray tubes.

  6. Selective Recovery From Failures In A Task Parallel Programming Model

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    Dinan, James S.; Singri, Arjun; Sadayappan, Ponnuswamy; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram

    2010-05-17

    We present a fault tolerant task pool execution environment that is capable of performing fine-grain selective restart using a lightweight, distributed task completion tracking mechanism. Compared with conventional checkpoint/restart techniques, this system offers a recovery penalty that is proportional to the degree of failure rather than the system size. We evaluate this system using the Self Consistent Field (SCF) kernel which forms an important component in ab initio methods for computational chemistry. Experimental results indicate that fault tolerant task pools are robust in the presence of an arbitrary number of failures and that they offer low overhead in the absence of faults.

  7. Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load Task Force Final Report 

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    Jones, C. Allan; Wagner, Kevin; Di Giovanni, George; Hauck, Larry; Mott, Joanna; Rifai, Hanadi; Srinivasan, Raghavan; Ward, George; Wythe, Kathy

    2009-01-01

    stream_source_info TR-341 Bacteria TMDL Task Force Report Draft Four 6.4.07.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 344770 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name TR-341 Bacteria TMDL Task Force Report Draft Four 6....4.07.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 TR-341 2009 Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load Task Force Final Report By C. Allan Jones and Kevin Wagner, Texas Water Resources...

  8. Sequential tasks performed by catalytic pumps for colloidal crystallization

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    Ali Afshar Farniya; Maria J. Esplandiu; Adrian Bachtold

    2014-10-20

    Gold-platinum catalytic pumps immersed in a chemical fuel are used to manipulate silica colloids. The manipulation relies on the electric field and the fluid flow generated by the pump. Catalytic pumps perform various tasks, such as the repulsion of colloids, the attraction of colloids, and the guided crystallization of colloids. We demonstrate that catalytic pumps can execute these tasks sequentially over time. Switching from one task to the next is related to the local change of the proton concentration, which modifies the colloid zeta potential and consequently the electric force acting on the colloids.

  9. Sequential tasks performed by catalytic pumps for colloidal crystallization

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    Farniya, Ali Afshar; Bachtold, Adrian

    2014-01-01

    Gold-platinum catalytic pumps immersed in a chemical fuel are used to manipulate silica colloids. The manipulation relies on the electric field and the fluid flow generated by the pump. Catalytic pumps perform various tasks, such as the repulsion of colloids, the attraction of colloids, and the guided crystallization of colloids. We demonstrate that catalytic pumps can execute these tasks sequentially over time. Switching from one task to the next is related to the local change of the proton concentration, which modifies the colloid zeta potential and consequently the electric force acting on the colloids.

  10. Task-Sensitive Cinematography Interfaces for Interactive 3D Learning Environments

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    Lester, James C.

    - tivitiesinamannerthatmostclearlydepictsthesalientaspects of the tasks students are performing. To address thisproblem, we have developed the cinematic task modeling framework for automated realtime task-sensitive camera control in 3D environments. Cinematic task that continuouslydepict the most relevant actions and objects in the environment. By exploiting cinematic task models

  11. Robust and decentralized task assignment algorithms for UAVs

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    Alighanbari, Mehdi, 1976-

    2007-01-01

    This thesis investigates the problem of decentralized task assignment for a fleet of UAVs. The main objectives of this work are to improve the robustness to noise and uncertainties in the environment and improve the ...

  12. Energy Department Awards First Major Task Order Under Streamlined...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Task Order Under Streamlined Contracting System October 17, 2005 - 11:59am Addthis New Mexico Firm Contracted for Ashtabula Clean-up WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy (DOE)...

  13. Supplementary Material Learning optimal adaptation strategies in unpredictable motor tasks

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    Supplementary Material Learning optimal adaptation strategies in unpredictable motor tasks D.A. Braun, A. Aertsen, D.M. Wolpert, C. Mehring Contents 1 Adaptive Optimal Control Methods 2 1-adaptive Optimal Control Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.4 Arm Model

  14. Colorado - Report of the Task Force on Statewide Transmission...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Colorado - Report of the Task Force on Statewide Transmission Siting and Permitting Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Colorado - Report of...

  15. Modeling and Synthesizing Task Placement Constraints in Google Compute Clusters

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    Cortes, Corinna

    characterization for high performance computing and grids focus on task resource require- ments for CPU, memory of compute clusters. Existing workload characteri- zations for high performance computing and grids focus

  16. Robust execution of bipedal walking tasks from biomechanical principles

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    Hofmann, Andreas G. (Andreas Gunther)

    2006-01-01

    Effective use of robots in unstructured environments requires that they have sufficient autonomy and agility to execute task-level commands successfully. A challenging example of such a robot is a bipedal walking machine. ...

  17. Robust Execution of Bipedal Walking Tasks From Biomechanical Principles

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    Hofmann, Andreas

    2006-04-28

    Effective use of robots in unstructured environments requires that they have sufficient autonomy and agility to execute task-level commands successfully. A challenging example of such a robot is a bipedal walking machine. ...

  18. Flood Protection Structure Accreditation Task Force: Interim Report

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Flood Protection Structure Accreditation Task Force: Interim Report January 2, 2013 #12;FLOOD States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are pleased to present this report, titled "Flood Protection inspections and assessments and the National Flood Insurance Program levee accreditation requirements

  19. Report of the SEAB Hubs+ Task Force | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    the new Funding Constructs for Energy Research and Development (R&D) in the Department of Energy. The Task Force was charged with assisting the DOE in evaluating the management and...

  20. Assessing Dual-Task Ability: Developing a New Paradigm 

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    Green, David

    2010-07-03

    Whilst there have been many attempts to design a paradigm to assess dual tasking ability throughout the lifespan, studies have failed to avoid potential pitfalls in their methodologies. By combating three main problems ...

  1. The "Task Approach" to Labor Markets: An Overview

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    Author, David H.

    2013-01-30

    An emerging literature argues that changes in the allocation of workplace “tasks” between capital and labor, and between domestic and foreign workers, has altered the structure of labor demand in industrialized countries ...

  2. The “task approach” to labor markets: an overview

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    Autor, David H.

    An emerging literature argues that changes in the allocation of workplace “tasks” between capital and labor, and between domestic and foreign workers, has altered the structure of labor demand in industrialized countries ...

  3. The "Task Approach" to Labor Markets" An Overview

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    Autor, David

    2013-01-24

    An emerging literature argues that changes in the allocation of workplace “tasks” between capital and labor, and between domestic and foreign workers, has altered the structure of labor demand in industrialized countries ...

  4. ARI Task Force, ECA Work to Stimulate Regional Economies

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE’s Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI) Task Force met with the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) this week to advance the Department’s processes for transferring excess land...

  5. Recommendations of the task force on public policy

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    Task Force on Public Policy Association for Behavior Analysis; Fawcett, Stephen B.; Bernstein, Gail; Czyzewski, Mare J.; Greene, Brandon F.; Hannah, Gerald T.; Iwata, Brian A.; Jason, Leonard A.; Mathews, R. Mark; Morris, Edward K.; Otis-Wilborn, Amy; Seekins, Tom; Winett, Richard A.

    1988-03-01

    The Task Force on Public Policy was established by the Association for Behavior Analysis to examine ways to encourage members to contribute to policymaking relevant to the public interest. Members discussed issues pertinent ...

  6. Task Order Awarded for Audit and Review Services | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Media Contact Bill Taylor bill.taylor@srs.gov 803-952-8564 Cincinnati - The Department of Energy today awarded a Task Order to KPMG, LLP of McLean, VA for auditreview services...

  7. Heat pipe radiation cooling evaluation: Task 2 concept studies report

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    Silverstein, C.C.

    1991-10-01

    This report presents the result of Task 2, Concept Studies for Heat Pipe Radiation Cooling (HPRC), which was performed for Los Alamos National Laboratory under Contract 9-XT1-U9567. Studies under a prior contract defined a reference HPRC conceptual design for hypersonic aircraft engines operating at Mach 5 and an altitude of 80,000 ft. Task 2 involves the further investigation of heat pipe radiation cooling (HPRC) systems for additional design and operating conditions.

  8. Report of the Fermilab ILC Citizens' Task Force

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    None

    2008-06-01

    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory convened the ILC Citizens' Task Force to provide guidance and advice to the laboratory to ensure that community concerns and ideas are included in all public aspects of planning and design for a proposed future accelerator, the International Linear Collider. In this report, the members of the Task Force describe the process they used to gather and analyze information on all aspects of the proposed accelerator and its potential location at Fermilab in northern Illinois. They present the conclusions and recommendations they reached as a result of the learning process and their subsequent discussions and deliberations. While the Task Force was charged to provide guidance on the ILC, it became clear during the process that the high cost of the proposed accelerator made a near-term start for the project at Fermilab unlikely. Nevertheless, based on a year of extensive learning and dialogue, the Task Force developed a series of recommendations for Fermilab to consider as the laboratory develops all successor projects to the Tevatron. The Task Force recognizes that bringing a next-generation particle physics project to Fermilab will require both a large international effort and the support of the local community. While the Task Force developed its recommendations in response to the parameters of a future ILC, the principles they set forth apply directly to any large project that may be conceived at Fermilab, or at other laboratories, in the future. With this report, the Task Force fulfills its task of guiding Fermilab from the perspective of the local community on how to move forward with a large-scale project while building positive relationships with surrounding communities. The report summarizes the benefits, concerns and potential impacts of bringing a large-scale scientific project to northern Illinois.

  9. Herding and Social Pressure in Trading Tasks: A Behavioural Analysis

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    Baddeley, Michelle; Pillas, Demetris; Christopoulos, Yorgos; Schultz, Wolfram; Tobler, Phillipe

    , Tversky and Kahneman 1974, Baddeley et al. 2005). Cognitive biases limit rational behaviour in ‘reverse cascades’ – i.e. when incorrect decisions lead to information cascades down the wrong path (Sgroi 2003). Also, there is evidence that decisions... binary choice task with social interaction. Such tasks give statistical models that are mathematically equivalent to logistic discrete choice (Brock and Durlauf 2000, Baddeley 2007). So in constructing the distribution of choices, we assume...

  10. U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the Implementation of Task Force Recommendations U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the...

  11. Speed of processing versus dual-tasking in ageing using a motor-free paradigm. 

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    Oliphant, Kirsty

    2012-06-27

    Age effects on dual-task costs and speed of processing were investigated on young, middle and old participants. Dual-tasking literature debates the presence of an age-related dual task decline in older adults and we hope ...

  12. Speed of processing versus dual-tasking in ageing using a motor free paradigm 

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    Allen, Jodie

    2012-06-27

    A common assumption is that the ability to dual-task declines as age increases, however this is largely based on research using reaction time tasks. Relatively recent research which uses titration to account for single-task ...

  13. An analysis of muscle fatigue due to complex tasks and its relation to the strain index 

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    Stephens, John-Paul

    2009-06-02

    The Strain Index was originally designed to analyze mono-task jobs. An experiment using a grip dynamometer was used to simulate six multiple task jobs to study the effect of complex tasks on localized muscle fatigue and ...

  14. Does Age Effect Dual-tasking Ability? Data from Healthy Participants using a new Experimental Paradigm. 

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    Ghazali, Zayba

    2011-06-29

    OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore age-related differences in dual-tasking. Previous studies report no age-effects in dual-tasking among healthy individuals in comparison to severe dual-tasking impairment in Alzheimer’s ...

  15. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on EM Technology...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on EM Technology Development Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on EM Technology Development Presentation...

  16. The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on DOE...

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    The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on DOE National Laboratories The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on DOE National Laboratories The...

  17. A comparative critical analysis of modern task-parallel runtimes.

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    Wheeler, Kyle Bruce; Stark, Dylan; Murphy, Richard C. [Micron Technology, Inc., Boise, ID

    2012-12-01

    The rise in node-level parallelism has increased interest in task-based parallel runtimes for a wide array of application areas. Applications have a wide variety of task spawning patterns which frequently change during the course of application execution, based on the algorithm or solver kernel in use. Task scheduling and load balance regimes, however, are often highly optimized for specific patterns. This paper uses four basic task spawning patterns to quantify the impact of specific scheduling policy decisions on execution time. We compare the behavior of six publicly available tasking runtimes: Intel Cilk, Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB), Intel OpenMP, GCC OpenMP, Qthreads, and High Performance ParalleX (HPX). With the exception of Qthreads, the runtimes prove to have schedulers that are highly sensitive to application structure. No runtime is able to provide the best performance in all cases, and those that do provide the best performance in some cases, unfortunately, provide extremely poor performance when application structure does not match the scheduler's assumptions.

  18. First interim report of the Federal Fleet Conversion Task Force

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    Not Available

    1993-08-01

    The Federal Fleet Conversion Task Force was created by Executive Order 12844, signed by President Clinton on April 21, 1993. In the Order, the President directed that purchases of alternative fueled vehicles by the Federal Government be substantially increased beyond the levels required by current law. The President charged the Task Force with developing recommendations for carrying out the Executive Order, with special emphasis on setting a course that will lead to the widespread use of alternative fueled vehicles by Federal, State, and local government fleets, by private fleets and, ultimately, by individuals. The chief recommendation of the Task Force is the establishment of a Presidential Clean Cities Initiative. To support creation of the Presidential Initiative, the Task Force identified 38 cities and regions, prioritized into three tiers, for concentrating the Initiative`s efforts in Fiscal Years 1994 through 1996. This concentration of effort is key to the effectiveness of the Initiative. The 38 cities and regions would receive priority funding for Federal vehicle purchases and for infrastructure development. In addition, the Task Force has made specific recommendations for overcoming numerous regulatory, economic, and technical barriers that have slowed the introduction of alternative fueled vehicles into general use.

  19. Scioto: A Framework for Global-ViewTask Parallelism

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    Dinan, James S.; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Larkins, D. B.; Nieplocha, Jaroslaw; Sadayappan, Ponnuswamy

    2008-09-09

    We introduce Scioto, Shared Collections of Task Objects, a framework for supporting task-parallelism in one-sided and global-view parallel programming models. Scioto provides lightweight, locality aware dynamic load balancing and interoperates with existing parallel models including MPI, SHMEM, CAF, and Global Arrays. Through task parallelism, the Scioto framework provides a solution for overcoming load imbalance and heterogeneity as well as dynamic mapping of computation onto emerging multicore architectures. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of the Scioto framework and demonstrate its effectiveness on the Unbalanced Tree Search (UTS) benchmark and two quantum chemistry codes: the closed shell Self-Consistent Field (SCF) method and a sparse tensor contraction kernel extracted from a coupled cluster computation. We explore the efficiency and scalability of Scioto through these sample applications and demonstrate that is offers low overhead, achieves good performance on heterogeneous and multicore clusters, and scales to hundreds of processors.

  20. Integrated Data and Task Management for Scientific Applications

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    Nieplocha, Jaroslaw; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Valiev, Marat; Krishnan, Manoj Kumar; Palmer, B. J.; Sadayappan, Ponnuswamy

    2008-07-24

    Several emerging application areas require intelligent management of distributed data and tasks that encapsulate execution units for collection of processors or processor groups. This paper describes an integration of data and task parallelism to address the needs of such applications in context of the Global Array (GA) programming model. GA provides programming interfaces for managing shared arrays based on non-partitioned global address space programming model concepts. Compatibility with MPI enables the scientific programmer to benefit from performance and productivity advantages of these high level programming abstractions using standard programming languages and compilers.

  1. JV Task 120 - Coal Ash Resources Research Consortium Research

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    Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett; Loreal Heebink; David Hassett; Bruce Dockter; Kurt Eylands; Tera Buckley; Erick Zacher

    2009-03-28

    The Coal Ash Resources Research Consortium{reg_sign} (CARRC{reg_sign}, pronounced 'cars') is the core coal combustion product (CCP) research group at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). CARRC focuses on performing fundamental and applied scientific and engineering research emphasizing the environmentally safe, economical use of CCPs. CARRC member organizations, which include utilities and marketers, are key to developing industry-driven research in the area of CCP utilization and ensuring its successful application. The U.S. Department of Energy is a partner in CARRC through the EERC Jointly Sponsored Research Program, which provides matching funds for industrial member contributions and facilitates an increased level of effort in CARRC. CARRC tasks were designed to provide information on CCP performance, including environmental performance, engineering performance, favorable economics, and improved life cycle of products and projects. CARRC technical research tasks are developed based on member input and prioritization. CARRC special projects are developed with members and nonmembers to provide similar information and to support activities, including the assembly and interpretation of data, support for standards development and technology transfer, and facilitating product development and testing. CARRC activities from 2007 to 2009 included a range of research tasks, with primary work performed in laboratory tasks developed to answer specific questions or evaluate important fundamental properties of CCPs. The tasks were included in four categories: (1) Environmental Evaluations of CCPs; (2) Evaluation of Impacts on CCPs from Emission Controls; (3) Construction and Product-Related Activities; and (4) Technology Transfer and Maintenance Tasks. All tasks are designed to work toward achieving the CARRC overall goal and supporting objectives. The various tasks are coordinated in order to provide broad and useful technical data for CARRC members. Special projects provide an opportunity for non-CARRC members to sponsor specific research or technology transfer consistent with CARRC goals. This report covers CARRC activities from January 2007 through March 2009. These activities have been reported in CARRC Annual Reports and in member meetings over the past 2 years. CARRC continues to work with industry and various government agencies with its research, development, demonstration, and promotional activities nearing completion at the time of submission of this report. CARRC expects to continue its service to the coal ash industry in 2009 and beyond to work toward the common goal of advancing coal ash utilization by solving CCP-related technical issues and promoting the environmentally safe, technically sound, and economically viable management of these complex and changing materials.

  2. Using Multiple Unmanned Systems for a Site Security Task

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    Matthew O. Anderson; Curtis W. Nielsen; Mark D. McKay; Derek C. Wadsworth; Ryan C. Hruska; John A. Koudelka

    2009-04-01

    Unmanned systems are often used to augment the ability of humans to perform challenging tasks. While the value of individual unmanned vehicles have been proven for a variety of tasks, it is less understood how multiple unmanned systems should be used together to accomplish larger missions such as site security. The purpose of this paper is to discuss efforts by researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to explore the utility and practicality of operating multiple unmanned systems for a site security mission. This paper reviews the technology developed for a multi-agent mission and summarizes the lessons-learned from a technology demonstration.

  3. The impact of healthy ageing on dual task performance using a novel dual task paradigm: Implications for clinical use in Alzheimer’s disease. 

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    Sotiriou, Sarah

    2011-06-29

    Abstract Primary objective: To explore the impact of healthy ageing on dual tasking abilities using a novel dual task paradigm and to consider any clinical implications in aiding the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease ...

  4. USING COGNITIVE MODELING TO STUDY BEHAVIOR MODERATORS: PRE-TASK APPRAISAL AND ANXIETY

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    Ritter, Frank

    evaluation of the situation. Task appraisals can be further specified as pre-task or post-task appraisals moderators: Pre-task appraisal and anxiety. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2121-2125. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. #12;processor, some working memory or activation

  5. A Reverse Priority Approach to Multi-Task Control of Redundant Robots

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    De Luca, Alessandro

    in task execution. Existing methods deal with singularities either by using damped least squares solutions

  6. Verification of the Equilibrium and MHD Stability Codes within the Integrated Tokamak Modeling Task Force

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    Verification of the Equilibrium and MHD Stability Codes within the Integrated Tokamak Modeling Task Force

  7. On Completion Times of Networks of Concurrent and Sequential Tasks

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    , completion times might be positively correlated, as when both depend on the quality of management and proceed correlated, as could occur if the tasks depend on the quality of management and proceed within the same University, Ames, Iowa 50011 Submitted to: Operations Research Subject category ­ Descriptive phrase

  8. Software requirements validation via task analysis Hong Zhua,*, Lingzi Jinb

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    Zhu, Hong

    , China Received 25 April 2000; received in revised form 15 March 2001; accepted 5 May 2001 Abstract of software quality. Previously, a novel approach to static testing of software requirements was proposed in which requirements definitions are tested on a set of task scenarios by examining software behaviour

  9. COOPERATIVE REAL-TIME TASK ALLOCATION AMONG GROUPS OF UAVS

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    Minai, Ali A.

    Chapter 1 COOPERATIVE REAL-TIME TASK ALLOCATION AMONG GROUPS OF UAVS Yan Jin Marios M. Polycarpou of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 45221 Abstract Uninhabited autonomous vehicles(UAVs) are an increasingly important, and this is the focus of the research presented here. We consider a heterogeneous group of UAVs drawn from several

  10. Urban Consortium Energy Task Force - Year 21 Final Report

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    2003-04-01

    The Urban Consortium Energy Task Force (UCETF), comprised of representatives of large cities and counties in the United States, is a subgroup of the Urban Consortium, an organization of the nation's largest cities and counties joined together to identify, develop and deploy innovative approaches and technological solutions to pressing urban issues.

  11. Impedance Control of a Pneumatic Actuator for Contact Tasks

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    Barth, Eric J.

    force than motion. Typical industrial robot actuators (hydraulic and motor/gearhead systems, pressure tracking, proportional spool valve. I. INTRODUCTION Industrial robots are good at tasks like and stable force control, less damage during inadvertent contact, and the potential for energy storage." [1

  12. Solar Energy Research and Education Foundation. Final reports by task

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    von Reis, K.; Waegel, A.S.; Totten, M.

    1997-12-10

    This document contains final reports for the following tasks: kiosk for the children`s museum renewable energy exhibit and display, internet promotional and educational material, Aurora renewable energy science and engineering, CD-ROM training materials, presentations and traveling display, radio show `Energy Matters`, and newspaper articles and weekly news column.

  13. An Empirical Comparison of "Wiimote" Gun Attachments for Pointing Tasks

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    MacKenzie, Scott

    An Empirical Comparison of "Wiimote" Gun Attachments for Pointing Tasks Victoria McArthur, Steven J, a plastic gun-shaped shell designed for shooter games, the Wii Wheel, designed for driving games is to investigate whether gun- shaped peripherals help or hinder pointing performance with the Wiimote

  14. Docking Task for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots Olivier Lefebvre, Florent Lamiraux

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    Lamiraux, Florent

    in a realistic scenario. WareHouse unloading platform Fig. 1. A docking task for a truck: The final configuration is defined relatively to the unloading platform and to the white lines on the ground. The truck must move configuration must be defined relatively to the environment. For instance, one can define a car parking lot as

  15. Robot Task Execution with Telepresence Using Virtual Reality Technology

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    Ang Jr.,, Marcelo H.

    that are non-repetitive, unpredictable and hazardous to humans. Clearing up a nuclear power plant leak1 Robot Task Execution with Telepresence Using Virtual Reality Technology Lim Ser Yong*, Wong Hong. This paper describes the design and implementation of a telepresent robot control system using virtual

  16. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN TASKS: Energy 1) Testing experiment: Energy, spring

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    Gustafsson, Torgny

    lab partner(s), choose the best design. Indicate the criteria that you used to decide which designEXPERIMENTAL DESIGN TASKS: Energy 1) Testing experiment: Energy, spring Design an experiment you can predict based on this relationship. Write brief outlines for each design. Working with your

  17. CriteriaDirected Task Scheduling \\Lambda y Thomas Wagner

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    to task scheduling called Design­to­Criteria that controls the combinatorics via a satisficing methodology and custom designs schedules to meet a particular client's goal criteria. In Design­to­ Criteria, criteria the scheduling problem tractable. We describe the interesting facets of the Design­to­Criteria approach and give

  18. BIOMECHANICS OF MOVEMENT-RELATED EFFORT: EFFECTS OF TASK

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    Bond, Bryan M.

    2012-08-31

    plane during unilateral (dominant and non-dominant arms) and bilateral (in-phase and anti-phase) tasks at a frequency of 2.0 Hz. Subjects produced angular displacements that corresponded to effort levels of 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 on a modified Borg-CR10 scale...

  19. Full-Arm Haptics in an Accessibility Task Matthew Frey

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    Hollerbach, John M.

    Full-Arm Haptics in an Accessibility Task Matthew Frey Department of Mechanical Engineering This paper develops haptic rendering for the Sarcos Dextrous Tele- operation System, a full-arm force location in a mechanical system and apply forces. A user study suggests that users receiving full-arm force

  20. Task Allocation onto a Hypercube by Recursive Mincut Bipartitioning

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    Ramanujam, J. "Ram"

    ­SBIR program through Universal Energy Systems, Inc. (S­776­000­001) and by the State of Ohio through the Thomas uppercase delta T Italic letter (capital) ``tee'' ff Greek lowercase alpha fi Greek lowercase beta fi l Greek lowercase beta superscript ``ell'' fi u Greek lowercase beta superscript ``you'' #12; Task

  1. LABORATORY SIMULATION METHODS FOR STUDYING COMPLEX COLLABORATIVE TASKS

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    McCrickard, Scott

    LABORATORY SIMULATION METHODS FOR STUDYING COMPLEX COLLABORATIVE TASKS William D. Humphries, Dennis. Carroll Penn State University State College, PA This paper describes a new laboratory model developed for studying complex CSCW phenomena. In our prior work a more ecological laboratory approach was developed

  2. Feasibility and Completeness of Cryptographic Tasks in the Quantum World

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Feasibility and Completeness of Cryptographic Tasks in the Quantum World Serge Fehr1 , Jonathan results can change by moving from the classical to the quantum world. With this in mind, we study feasibility results carry over unchanged from the classical to the quantum world; a functionality is "trivial

  3. Cancer Prevention in Eastern North Carolina Task 3: Final Report

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    Gopalakrishnan, K.

    1 Cancer Prevention in Eastern North Carolina Task 3: Final Report A Cancer Profile of Eastern, MPA Interim Manager, NC Comprehensive Cancer Program North Carolina Department of Health and Human University Greenville, NC 27834 Contract # 02776-12 #12;2 Project Title: Cancer Prevention in Eastern North

  4. A modular description for collimator EGS simulation tasks

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    Lanconelli, Nico

    A modular description for collimator EGS simulation tasks geometry in Alessandro Bevilacqua, Dante, Alessandro Riccardi Abstract-EGS is a very common Monte Carlo code, used in the simulation of Nuclear configuration and camera design in Single Photon Emission studies. Using the EGS code, users must define

  5. 2014 Vermont State Fair Teen Task Force Application

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    2014 Vermont State Fair Teen Task Force Application After reviewing the descriptions of the Teen Avenue, Suite 55, Rutland, Vermont 05701-4457 ATTN: VSF Registration, or scanned and sent. University of Vermont Extension, Burlington, Vermont University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department

  6. Negotiating Task Interruptions with Virtual Agents for Health Behavior Change

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    Bickmore, Timothy

    and chronic disease in the United States [18]. In addition, adherence to prescribed treatments, such as lack of physical activity and unhealthy dietary habits, are among the leading causes of death rate. However, as many recent studies in task interruption have shown, responsiveness

  7. Methods for Optimal Pedestrian Task Scheduling and Routing Srihari Narasimhan

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    Qu, Rong

    Methods for Optimal Pedestrian Task Scheduling and Routing Srihari Narasimhan IPVS, Universit to monitor the movement and behavior of pedestrians, especially where there are a huge number of visitors the pedestrian be- havior. As a result, the congestions as well as the queue sizes at different times can

  8. Health and Safety Plan for NSTX Upgrade Project Tasks

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Health and Safety Plan for NSTX Upgrade Project Tasks in the NSTX Test Cell PRINCETON PLASMA....~_____...L....,L....q..l:::::.......:.J Larry Dudek, NSTX Center Stack Manager Reviewed by: I( Jer evine, Environment, Safety, Health and S This document describes the structure and implementation of the Health and Safety Plan for the NSTX Upgrade

  9. Filter-Embedded UAV Task Assignment Algorithms for Dynamic Environments

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    . The net effect will be to limit the rate of change in the reassignment in a well-defined manner. The approach here is to perform reassignment at the rate that information is updated, which enables immediate of this algorithm. Keywords: UAV, Task Assignment, Sensing Noise, Churning. I. Introduction Future autonomous

  10. An Availability-Aware Task Scheduling Strategy for Heterogeneous Systems

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    Xie, Tao

    An Availability-Aware Task Scheduling Strategy for Heterogeneous Systems Xiao Qin, Member, IEEE, and Tao Xie, Member, IEEE Abstract--High availability is a key requirement in the design and development of heterogeneous systems where processors operate at different speeds and are not continuously available

  11. A Multi Faceted Recommendation Approach for Explorative Video Retrieval Tasks

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    (D). The users enter a text based query in the search panel to begin their search. The result panel's task. Author Keywords: Video, collaborative, recommendation, exploratory, search. ACM Classification Keywords: H.5.1 Multimedia Infor- mation Systems, H.5.3 Group and Organization Interfaces General Terms

  12. Operation Ivy. Joint Task Force 132, 1952. Final report

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    Not Available

    1985-09-01

    This report covers the activities of the Joint Task Force 132 in Operation Ivy, in 1952 at Eniwetok Atoll. Shots Mike and King were detonated in conjunction with eleven experimental programs. This report describes the device, weapon, and experimental programs, giving as many preliminary conclusions as can be drawn from early analysis of the data.

  13. Health and Safety Plan for NSTX Upgrade Project Tasks

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Draft 0 6/17/11 1 Health and Safety Plan for NSTX Upgrade Project Tasks in the NSTX Test Cell: _____________________________________________________________ Jerry Levine, Environment, Safety, Health and Security Head Reviewed by describes the structure and implementation of the Health and Safety Plan for the NSTX Upgrade Project work

  14. System and method for seamless task-directed autonomy for robots

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    Nielsen, Curtis; Bruemmer, David; Few, Douglas; Walton, Miles

    2012-09-18

    Systems, methods, and user interfaces are used for controlling a robot. An environment map and a robot designator are presented to a user. The user may place, move, and modify task designators on the environment map. The task designators indicate a position in the environment map and indicate a task for the robot to achieve. A control intermediary links task designators with robot instructions issued to the robot. The control intermediary analyzes a relative position between the task designators and the robot. The control intermediary uses the analysis to determine a task-oriented autonomy level for the robot and communicates target achievement information to the robot. The target achievement information may include instructions for directly guiding the robot if the task-oriented autonomy level indicates low robot initiative and may include instructions for directing the robot to determine a robot plan for achieving the task if the task-oriented autonomy level indicates high robot initiative.

  15. An evaluation of back support devices for lifting tasks 

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    McCoy, Mark Amaron

    1986-01-01

    is to provide external support through the use of abdominal belts. This study evaluates two commercially available support belts, the Air Belt produced by Pneumedic Corporation, and the Compvest, produced by Comp Equipment Corporation. The objective... of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of the two types of belts by using a psychophysical lifting task, an evaluation of external abdominal pressure measurements and a subjective survey of the participants. Results are compared with work published...

  16. FAQS Job Task Analyses - Construction Management | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum12, 2015Executive Order 13514Construction Management FAQS Job Task Analyses -

  17. FAQS Job Task Analyses - Criticality Safety | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum12, 2015Executive Order 13514Construction Management FAQS Job Task Analyses

  18. FAQS Job Task Analyses - Deactivation and Decommissioning | Department of

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum12, 2015Executive Order 13514Construction Management FAQS Job Task

  19. FAQS Job Task Analyses - Emergency Management | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum12, 2015Executive Order 13514Construction Management FAQS Job TaskEmergency

  20. Sandia-Power Surety Task Force Hawaii foam analysis.

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    McIntyre, Annie

    2010-11-01

    The Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Power Surety Task Force was officially created in early 2008, after nearly two years of work in demand reduction and renewable energy technologies to support the Warfighter in Theater. The OSD Power Surety Task Force is tasked with identifying efficient energy solutions that support mission requirements. Spray foam insulation demonstrations were recently expanded beyond field structures to include military housing at Ft. Belvoir. Initial results to using the foam in both applications are favorable. This project will address the remaining key questions: (1) Can this technology help to reduce utility costs for the Installation Commander? (2) Is the foam cost effective? (3) What application differences in housing affect those key metrics? The critical need for energy solutions in Hawaii and the existing relationships among Sandia, the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Energy (DOE), and Forest City, make this location a logical choice for a foam demonstration. This project includes application and analysis of foam to a residential duplex at the Waikulu military community on Oahu, Hawaii, as well as reference to spray foam applied to a PACOM facility and additional foamed units on Maui, conducted during this project phase. This report concludes the analysis and describes the utilization of foam insulation at military housing in Hawaii and the subsequent data gathering and analysis.

  1. Task-Based Optimization of Computed Tomography Imaging Systems

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    Sanchez, Adrian A

    2015-01-01

    The goal of this thesis is to provide a framework for the use of task-based metrics of image quality to aid in the design, implementation, and evaluation of CT image reconstruction algorithms and CT systems in general. We support the view that task-based metrics of image quality can be useful in guiding the algorithm design and implementation process in order to yield images of objectively superior quality and higher utility for a given task. Further, we believe that metrics such as the Hotelling observer (HO) SNR can be used as summary scalar metrics of image quality for the evaluation of images produced by novel reconstruction algorithms. In this work, we aim to construct a concise and versatile formalism for image reconstruction algorithm design, implementation, and assessment. The bulk of the work focuses on linear analytical algorithms, specifically the ubiquitous filtered back-projection (FBP) algorithm. However, due to the demonstrated importance of optimization-based algorithms in a wide variety of CT...

  2. PWR FLECHT SEASET 21-rod bundle flow blockage task. Task plan report. FLECHT SEASET Program report No. 5

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    Hochreiter, L.E.; Basel, R.A.; Dennis, R.J.; Lee, N.; Massie, H.W. Jr.; Loftus, M.J.; Rosal, E.R.; Valkovic, M.M.

    1980-10-01

    This report presents a descriptive plan of tests for the 21-Rod Bundle Flow Blockage Task of the Full-Length Emergency Cooling Heat Transfer Separate Effects and Systems Effects Test Program (FLECHT SEASET). This task will consist of forced and gravity reflooding tests utilizing electrical heater rods to simulate PWR nuclear core fuel rod arrays. All tests will be performed with a cosine axial power profile. These tests are planned to be used to determine effects of various flow blockage configurations (shapes and distributions) on reflooding behavior, to aid in development/assessment of computational models in predicting reflooding behavior of flow blockage configurations, and to screen flow blockage configurations for future 161-rod flow blockage bundle tests.

  3. Human-automation task allocation in lunar landing: simulation and experiments

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    Wen, Hui Ying

    2011-01-01

    Task allocation, or how tasks are assigned to the human operator(s) versus to automation, is an important aspect of designing a complex vehicle or system for use in human space exploration. The performance implications of ...

  4. Effects of Absolute Proximity Between Landmark and Platform in a Virtual Morris Pool Task with Humans

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    Artigas, A. A.; Aznar-Casanova, J. A.; Chamizo, V. D.

    2005-01-01

    overshadowing in a virtual pool: Simple guidance is a goodin the Morris swimming pool navigation task. Learning andand Platform in a Virtual Morris Pool Task with Humans A. A.

  5. The Geometric Design of Spherical Mechanical Linkages with Differential Task Specifications: Experimental Set Up and Applications 

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    Kapila Bala, Phani Neehar

    2012-10-19

    The thesis focuses on the development of an experimental set up for a recently developed failure recovery technique of spatial robot manipulators. Assuming a general configuration of the spatial robot arm, a task is specified. This task contains...

  6. Using NASA-Task Load Index to Assess Drivers' Workload on Freeway Guide Sign Structures

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    Using NASA-Task Load Index to Assess Drivers' Workload on Freeway Guide Sign Structures Fengxiang are carefully analyzed using the NASA-Task Load Index. With the statistical analyses of questionnaires

  7. WP2 IEA Wind Task 26:The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy

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    Lantz, Eric

    2014-01-01

    Presentation submitted to IEA Task 26. Wiser, R. ; Yang,AEE) contribution to IEA Task 26. Chupka, M.W. ; Basheda,International Energy Agency (IEA). (2008). Energy Technology

  8. Blackout 2003: U.S. - Canada Task Force Presents Final Report...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Natural Resources Canada, released the Final Report of the U.S. -Canada Power System Outage Task Force. U.S. - Canada Task Force Presents Final Report on Blackout of August 2003...

  9. Multi-task and Multi-view Learning for Predicting Adverse Drug Reactions

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    Zhang, Jintao

    2012-12-31

    , we use computational methods such as biological network analysis, multi-task learning, multi-view learning, and inductive multi-view multi-task learning to systematically investigate the modeling of various ADRs, and construct highly accurate models...

  10. COCATS 4 task force 7: Training in cardiovascular computed tomographic imaging

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    2015-01-01

    COCATS 4 Task Force 7:Training in Cardiovascular ComputedCOCATS 4 Task Force 7:Training in Cardiovascular ComputedA fellow with Level II training should demonstrate a clear

  11. Blackout 2003: U.S. - Canada Task Force Presents Final Report...

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    U.S. - Canada Task Force Presents Final Report onBlackout of August 2003 Blackout 2003: U.S. - Canada Task Force Presents Final Report onBlackout of August 2003 August 14, 2003,...

  12. Implementing Task-based Teaching from the Ground Up: Considerations for Lesson Planning and Classroom Practice

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    Comer, William J.

    2007-01-01

    After synthesizing the scholarly literature on what makes a task in language teaching, the author presents a detailed look at one implementation of task-based language teaching in an beginning-level Russian language classroom. Appendices include...

  13. IEA-Renewable Energy Technologies, Bioenergy Agreement Task 37: Energy from Biogas and Landfill Gas

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    EFP-06 IEA- Renewable Energy Technologies, Bioenergy Agreement Task 37: Energy from Biogas-Bioenergy, Task 37- Energy from Biogas and Landfill Gas", via samarbejde, informationsudveksling, fælles analyser og international forskningssamarbejde. Det Internationale Energi Agentur ( IEA) er organiseret i en

  14. Autonomous Semantic Mapping for Robots Performing Everyday Manipulation Tasks in Kitchen Environments

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    to acquire and use knowledge about where the task-relevant objects, such as the dishwasher and the oven

  15. Chapter 13 Employee Health and Safety 13.05 Abnormally Hazardous Tasks

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Chapter 13 Employee Health and Safety 13.05 Abnormally Hazardous Tasks · Form The Abnormally Hazardous Task Report Form http://oser.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=1116 is available to an employee who the "Abnormally Hazardous Task Report" shall review the situation with the employee and attempt to resolve

  16. TOP-C: Task-Oriented Parallel C for Distributed and Shared Memory

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    Cooperman, Gene

    TOP-C: Task-Oriented Parallel C for Distributed and Shared Memory Gene Cooperman parallel hardware. TOP-C (Task-Orien* *ted Parallel C) attempts such a model by presenting a task the TOP-C model and then presents ongoing research on combining the advantages of both models in a single

  17. Scheduling -Critical Tasks in Mixed-Parallel Applications on a National Grid

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and then determine an allocation for each task, one after the other, that minimizes a given objective function allocation determination may arise. Indeed the allocation of the most critical task may lead to poor allocations for subsequent tasks. In this paper we propose a new mixed-parallel scheduling heuristic

  18. A Task Taxonomy of Network Evolution Analysis Jae-wook Ahn, Catherine Plaisant, and Ben Shneiderman

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    Golbeck, Jennifer

    A Task Taxonomy of Network Evolution Analysis Jae-wook Ahn, Catherine Plaisant, and Ben Shneiderman provides a taxonomy of the temporal network visualization tasks. We identify (1) the entities, (2 existing temporal network visualization systems. By building and examining the task taxonomy, we report

  19. ACM TASK FORCE ON LICENSING OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERS WORKING ON SAFETY-

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    ACM TASK FORCE ON LICENSING OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERS WORKING ON SAFETY- CRITICAL SOFTWARE Draft Report Princeton University © 2000 Nancy Leveson and John Knight, all rights reserved. #12;ACM Task Force 1 ACM TASK FORCE ON LICENSING OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERS WORKING ON SAFETY-CRITICAL SOFTWARE BACKGROUND

  20. Inferring Painting Style with Multi-task Dictionary Learning Gaowen Liu1

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    Winkler, Stefan

    Inferring Painting Style with Multi-task Dictionary Learning Gaowen Liu1 , Yan Yan1,2, , Elisa, extracting relevant patterns from paintings is still a challeng- ing task. Different painters, born paint- ings. Specifically, we present a multi-task learning algorithm to learn a style

  1. Practical Task-Oriented Parallelism for Gaussian Elimination in Distributed Memory

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    Cooperman, Gene

    discusses a methodology for easily and e ciently paralleliz- ing sequential algorithms in linear algebra of TOP-C (Task-Oriented Parallel C), an exam- ple of a system to support task-oriented parallelism adaptable to many tasks in linear algebra. We take Gaussian elimination as our example in this article. 1

  2. Practical Task-Oriented Parallelism for Gaussian Elimination in Distributed Memory

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    Cooperman, Gene

    discusses a methodology for easily and efficiently paralleliz- ing sequential algorithms in linear algebra of TOP-C (Task-Oriented Parallel C), an exam- ple of a system to support task-oriented parallelism adaptable to many tasks in linear algebra. We take Gaussian elimination as our example in this article. 1

  3. JV Task - 116 Selenium's Role in the Seafood Safety Issue

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    Nicholas Ralston; Laura Raymond

    2009-03-30

    Continuing studies under these three funded projects - (JV Task 77 The Health Implications of the Mercury-Selenium Interaction, JV Task 96 Investigating the Importance of the Mercury-Selenium Interaction, and JV Task 116 Selenium's Role in the Seafood Safety Issue) - were performed to determine the effects of different levels of dietary mercury and selenium on the growth and development of test animals, and related tissue analyses, to understand the protective benefits of dietary selenium in reference to low-level exposure to mercury. Maternal exposure to methylmercury from seafood has been found to cause neurodevelopmental harm in children. However, significant nutritional benefits will be lost if fish consumption is needlessly avoided. The results of these studies support the hypothesis that intracellular Se itself is the physiologically important biomolecule and that the harm of mercury toxicity arises when Hg abundance becomes great enough to bind a significant portion of intracellular Se in vulnerable tissues such as the brain. Formation of HgSe limits bioavailability of Se for synthesis of Se-dependent enzymes, particularly in brain tissues. When production of these enzymes is impaired, the loss of their numerous essential functions results in the signs and symptoms of Hg toxicity. The finding that one mole of Se protects against many moles of Hg indicates that its beneficial effect is not due to sequestration of mercury as HgSe but rather due to the biological activity of the Se. Therefore, the selenium content of seafoods must be considered along with their methylmercury contents in evaluating the effect of dietary exposure to mercury.

  4. Robot task planning in a non-ideal blocks world 

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    Rangadass, Vasudev

    1988-01-01

    A-F6 ON-FACE: A-F1 HAS-ON-TOP: B ON-TOP-OF: D DISPLAY: CUBE-DISPLAY-FUNCTION COLOR: RED LENGTH: 12 BREADTH: 9 HEIGHT: 10 X: 10. 4 Y: 23. 5 Z: 12. 0 DENSITY: 2. 3 f In our system, we restrict our world objects to contain prismatic objects... for suggesting this topic . TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER INTRODUCTION Page 1. 1 1. 2 1. 3 1. 4 1. 5 1. 6 Overview of Task Planning Domain and Scope of Work Blocks World Vs Prism World Analysis of Examples Overview of Thesis Comparison With Related...

  5. Hydropower Vision Task Force Charter | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRD Report11,SecurityHome solarEnergyHughfuelRSSVision Task Force

  6. Task Descriptions | Center for Bio-Inspired Solar Fuel Production

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail.Theory ofDidDevelopment TopMetathesis andSeparationsRelevant toTake aBlandineTask

  7. Task Order Awarded for Technical Support Services | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Financing ToolInternational Affairs, Before theFebruary 1,7/109TESLADemand WaterAssessmentTask

  8. Report of the Hubs+ Task Force | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMassR&D100 Winners *ReindustrializationEnergyWind Energy WindHubs+ Task Force

  9. ESPC ENABLE Draft Task Order | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum Based|DepartmentStatementofApril 25, 2014 ERI-2142.17-1401/AprilDraft Task Order

  10. Task Order Price Evaluation Worksheet for ESPCs | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURINGEnergyPlan | DepartmentXIII--SMART GRID SEC.QuadrennialTank FarmsGasTargetingofTask

  11. Appendix 3. Task Force Meeting Agendas and Materials Reviewed by

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann JacksonDepartment| DepartmentAL/FALGeologic CO2Solutionsfor a Clean EnergyAppendix 2. Task

  12. Cognitive tasks in information analysis: Use of event dwell time to characterize component activities

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    Sanquist, Thomas F.; Greitzer, Frank L.; Slavich, Antoinette L.; Littlefield, Rik J.; Littlefield, Janis S.; Cowley, Paula J.

    2004-09-28

    Technology-based enhancement of information analysis requires a detailed understanding of the cognitive tasks involved in the process. The information search and report production tasks of the information analysis process were investigated through evaluation of time-stamped workstation data gathered with custom software. Model tasks simulated the search and production activities, and a sample of actual analyst data were also evaluated. Task event durations were calculated on the basis of millisecond-level time stamps, and distributions were plotted for analysis. The data indicate that task event time shows a cyclic pattern of variation, with shorter event durations (< 2 sec) reflecting information search and filtering, and longer event durations (> 10 sec) reflecting information evaluation. Application of cognitive principles to the interpretation of task event time data provides a basis for developing “cognitive signatures” of complex activities, and can facilitate the development of technology aids for information intensive tasks.

  13. Submission to the Prime Minister's Task Group on Emissions Trading in response to the Task Group's Issues Paper of February 2007

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    Pezzey, Jack

    1 Submission to the Prime Minister's Task Group on Emissions Trading in response to the Task Group that emissions trading has anything useful to offer Australia as one way of achieving its contribution and design of a workable global emissions trading system in which Australia would be able to participate". B

  14. Scheduling and Mapping ofScheduling and Mapping of Periodic Tasks on MultiPeriodic Tasks on Multi--CoreCore

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    Shi, Weisong

    Energy Harvesting Module Solar panels are chosen to be the primary energySolar panels are chosen to be the primaryMotivational Example Utilization based task speed selectionUtilization based task speed selection Avoid energy (EHSystem (EH--RTES)RTES) Energy Harvesting ModuleEnergy Harvesting Module Energy Harvesting Module

  15. Task 8.4 - High Temperature Turbine Disk Development

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    NONE

    1997-02-27

    The goal of this task is to demonstrate a bonding technique to produce a dual-alloy turbine disk concept which will satisfy the diverse property requirements of the rim and hub areas of the disk. The program examines methods of attaching a cast superalloy rim with sufficient rupture strength to a fine grain hub materials with the required LCF properties. The goals of the program were established in the context of a preliminary turbine design by Solar Turbines, Inc. designated ATS 5. The initial target for the ATS 5 application was to allow rim operating temperatures in the 1350-1400 {degrees} F range. The life goal of the Dual-Alloy Disk was envisioned to maintain Solar`s standard turbine disk philosophy of 1000,000 hours.

  16. Steam Generator Group Project. Task 6. Channel head decontamination

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    Allen, R.P.; Clark, R.L.; Reece, W.D.

    1984-08-01

    The Steam Generator Group Project utilizes a retired-from-service pressurized-water-reactor steam generator as a test bed and source of specimens for research. An important preparatory step to primary side research activities was reduction of the radiation field in the steam generator channel head. This task report describes the channel head decontamination activities. Though not a programmatic research objective it was judged beneficial to explore the use of dilute reagent chemical decontamination techniques. These techniques presented potential for reduced personnel exposure and reduced secondary radwaste generation, over currently used abrasive blasting techniques. Two techniques with extensive laboratory research and vendors prepared to offer commercial application were tested, one on either side of the channel head. As indicated in the report, both techniques accomplished similar decontamination objectives. Neither technique damaged the generator channel head or tubing materials, as applied. This report provides details of the decontamination operations. Application system and operating conditions are described.

  17. Neth, H., Khemlani, S. S., Oppermann, B., & Gray, W. D. (2006). Juggling multiple tasks: A rational analysis of multitasking inn a synthetic task environment, Proceedings of the 50th annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. San Francisc

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    Gray, Wayne

    2006-01-01

    of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. San Francisco, CA: HFES. JUGGLING MULTIPLE TASKS: A RATIONAL

  18. SFR Strategic Planning Tasks for 2011-2012 [At September 2011 planning retreat, participants reaffirmed ongoing objectives and goals from 2008-2011 plan and developed nine additional strategic tasks for 2012 in light of identified transition issues (ABB,

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    Brown, Sally

    SFR Strategic Planning Tasks for 2011-2012 [At September 2011 planning retreat, participants reaffirmed ongoing objectives and goals from 2008-2011 plan and developed nine additional strategic tasks 2011 [STATUS: ON TARGET] #12;SFR Strategic Planning Tasks for 2011-2012 Task #5: Establish SFR

  19. SFR Strategic Planning Tasks for 2011-2012 [At September 2011 planning retreat, participants reaffirmed ongoing objectives and goals from 2008-2011 plan and developed nine additional strategic tasks for 2012 in light of identified transition issues (ABB,

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    Brown, Sally

    SFR Strategic Planning Tasks for 2011-2012 [At September 2011 planning retreat, participants reaffirmed ongoing objectives and goals from 2008-2011 plan and developed nine additional strategic tasks of Autumn Quarter 2011 [STATUS: ON TARGET] #12;SFR Strategic Planning Tasks for 2011-2012 Task #5

  20. Multifamily Building Operator Job/Task Analysis and Report: September 2013

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    Owens, C. M.

    2013-09-01

    The development of job/task analyses (JTAs) is one of three components of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project and will allow industry to develop training resources, quality assurance protocols, accredited training programs, and professional certifications. The Multifamily Building Operator JTA identifies and catalogs all of the tasks performed by multifamily building operators, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform the identified tasks.

  1. Multifamily Energy Auditor Job/Task Analysis and Report: September 2013

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    Owens, C. M.

    2013-09-01

    The development of job/task analyses (JTAs) is one of three components of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project and will allow industry to develop training resources, quality assurance protocols, accredited training programs, and professional certifications. The Multifamily Energy Auditor JTA identifies and catalogs all of the tasks performed by multifamily energy auditors, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform the identified tasks.

  2. Multifamily Retrofit Project Manager Job/Task Analysis and Report: September 2013

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    Owens, C. M.

    2013-09-01

    The development of job/task analyses (JTAs) is one of three components of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project and will allow industry to develop training resources, quality assurance protocols, accredited training programs, and professional certifications. The Multifamily Retrofit Project Manager JTA identifies and catalogs all of the tasks performed by multifamily retrofit project managers, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform the identified tasks.

  3. Multifamily Quality Control Inspector Job/Task Analysis and Report: September 2013

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    Owens, C. M.

    2013-09-01

    The development of job/task analyses (JTAs) is one of three components of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project and will allow industry to develop training resources, quality assurance protocols, accredited training programs, and professional certifications. The Multifamily Quality Control Inspector JTA identifies and catalogs all of the tasks performed by multifamily quality control inspectors, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform the identified tasks.

  4. Linkage to Previous International PV Module QA Task Force Workshops; Proposal for Rating System (Presentation)

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    Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Sample, T.; Yamamichi, M.; Kondo, M.

    2013-05-01

    This presentation gives the historical background of the creation of the International PV QA Task Force as an introduction to the PV Module Reliability Workshop.

  5. The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on Technology...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    on Technology Development for Environmental Management The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on Technology Development for Environmental Management While the...

  6. Roundtable Discussions of the Solid-State Lighting R&D Task Structure

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    2008-09-01

    A report of a roundtable discussion addressing the R&D task structure for the DOE Solid-State Lighting Program.

  7. Government Applications Task Force ground truth study of WAG 4

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    Evers, T.K.; Smyre, J.L.; King, A.L.

    1997-06-01

    This report documents the Government Applications Task Force (GATF) Buried Waste Project. The project was initiated as a field investigation and verification of the 1994 Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program`s (SERDP) Buried Waste Identification Project results. The GATF project team included staff from three US Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratories [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC)] and from the National Exploitation Laboratory. Similar studies were conducted at each of the three DOE laboratories to demonstrate the effective use of remote sensing technologies. The three locations were selected to assess differences in buried waste signatures under various environmental conditions (i.e., climate, terrain, precipitation, geology, etc.). After a brief background discussion of the SERDP Project, this report documents the field investigation (ground truth) results from the 1994--1995 GATF Buried Waste Study at ORNL`s Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 4. Figures for this report are located in Appendix A.

  8. SHINE Tritium Nozzle Design: Activity 6, Task 1 Report

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    Okhuysen, Brett S.; Pulliam, Elias Noel

    2015-11-05

    In FY14, we studied the qualitative and quantitative behavior of a SHINE/PNL tritium nozzle under varying operating conditions. The result is an understanding of the nozzle’s performance in terms of important flow features that manifest themselves under different parametric profiles. In FY15, we will consider nozzle design with a focus on nozzle geometry and integration. From FY14 work, we will understand how the SHINE/PNL nozzle behaves under different operating scenarios. The first task for FY15 is to evaluate the FY14 model as a predictor of the actual flow. Considering different geometries is more time-intensive than parameter studies, therefore we recommend considering any relevant flow features that were not included in the FY14 model. In the absence of experimental data, it is particularly important to consider any sources of heat in the domain or boundary conditions that may affect the flow and incorporate these into the simulation if they are significant. Additionally, any geometric features of the beamline segment should be added to the model such as the orifice plate. The FY14 model works with hydrogen. An improvement that can be made for FY15 is to develop CFD properties for tritium and incorporate those properties into the new models.

  9. Deep Shot: A Framework for Migrating Tasks Across Devices Using Mobile Phone Cameras

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Deep Shot: A Framework for Migrating Tasks Across Devices Using Mobile Phone Cameras Tsung migrate their tasks across devices. To address this problem, we created Deep Shot, a framework) and resuming it on a different device. In particular, Deep Shot supports two novel and intuitive interaction

  10. Acquisition of internal models of motor tasks in children with autism

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    Shadmehr, Reza

    Acquisition of internal models of motor tasks in children with autism Jennifer C. Gidley Larson,1,Ã-mail: mostofsky@kennedykrieger.org Children with autism exhibit a host of motor disorders including poor of the cerebellum is abnormal in autism. Here, we examined autistic children on a range of tasks that required

  11. Reproductive Caste Performs Intranidal Tasks Instead of Workers in the Ant Mystrium oberthueri

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    Danchin, Etienne

    Reproductive Caste Performs Intranidal Tasks Instead of Workers in the Ant Mystrium oberthueri different tasks. In ants, the wingless worker caste performs non-reproductive activities and sometimes rogeri from Madagascar is a specialist predator on large centipedes, and the worker caste is highly

  12. Task Analysis and the Design of Functionality David Kieras, University of Michigan

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    Kieras, David E.

    Kieras 1 Task Analysis and the Design of Functionality David Kieras, University of Michigan analysis early enough in the system design to enable the developers to create a system that effectively to approach the design of functionality. The next portion of this article discusses why task analysis

  13. Energy-Efficient Speed Scheduling for Real-Time Tasks under Thermal Constraints

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    Wang, Shengquan

    Energy-Efficient Speed Scheduling for Real-Time Tasks under Thermal Constraints Shengquan Wang. We develop energy-efficient speed scheduling schemes for frame-based real-time tasks under thermal, Jian-Jia Chen, Zhenjun Shi, and Lothar Thiele Abstract Thermal constraints have limited

  14. Haptic Feedback and Human Performance in a Dynamic Task Felix Huang R. Brent Gillespie Art Kuo

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    Gillespie, Brent

    by human subjects executing a dynamic task. We present the results of experiments involving the control1 Haptic Feedback and Human Performance in a Dynamic Task Felix Huang R. Brent Gillespie Art Kuo of a ball and beam. Human subjects perform position targeting of the ball through hand operation of the beam

  15. Joint Senate/Administrative Task Force Academic Structures and Strategic Planning

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Joint Senate/Administrative Task Force Academic Structures and Strategic Planning Report & Recommendations, May 2013 1 Joint Senate/Administrative Task Force on Academic Structures and Strategic Planning and decision making as is required to move forward. UCSC is currently planning for a campus wide strategic

  16. The need for task ontologies in interoperable GIS Dr. Sabine Timpf

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    Timpf, Sabine

    The need for task ontologies in interoperable GIS Dr. Sabine Timpf Department of Geography Maures. #12;The need for task ontologies in interoperable GIS Abstract In this paper I argue for interoperable GIS. One of the main challenges for interoperable GIS is the sharing of semantic information

  17. An Energy-Delay Tunable Task Allocation Strategy for Collaborative Applications in

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    Xie, Tao

    An Energy-Delay Tunable Task Allocation Strategy for Collaborative Applications in Networked strategy called Balanced Energy-Aware Task Allocation (BEATA) for collaborative applications running in the BEATA strategy. By fine-tuning the size of the energy-adaptive window, users can readily customize BEATA

  18. LLAMA: An Adaptive Strategy for Utilizing Excess Energy to Perform Background Tasks on Mobile Devices

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    Rollins, Sami

    LLAMA: An Adaptive Strategy for Utilizing Excess Energy to Perform Background Tasks on Mobile's experience but require no interactiv- ity. In an effort to conserve energy, background tasks are typically that mobile devices often begin to recharge with 30% or more of their energy remaining. The goal of this work

  19. On the Problem of Allocating Multicore Virtual Resources to Real-Time Task Pipelines

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    Lipari, Giuseppe

    1 On the Problem of Allocating Multicore Virtual Resources to Real-Time Task Pipelines Giuseppe--Real-time applications that process streams of data can be modelled by a pipeline of tasks, to be executed on a multi-processor system. The pipeline is periodically activated, and each instance must be completed before an end

  20. Throughput Optimal Task Allocation under Thermal Constraints for Multi-core Processors

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    Chatha, Karam S.

    Throughput Optimal Task Allocation under Thermal Constraints for Multi-core Processors Vinay and thermal hotspots affect the reliability of microprocessors. Temperature is also an important constraint. In this paper, we formulate the problem of throughput-optimal task allocation on thermally constrained multi

  1. Energy and Performance-Aware Task Scheduling in a Mobile Cloud Computing Environment

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Energy and Performance-Aware Task Scheduling in a Mobile Cloud Computing Environment Xue Lin California Los Angeles, U.S. {xuelin, yanzhiwa, xqing, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract--Mobile cloud computing (MCC algorithm. Keywords-mobile cloud computing (MCC); energy minimization; hard deadline constraint; task

  2. Real-time Scheduling of periodic tasks in a monoprocessor system with rechargeable energy storage

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Real-time Scheduling of periodic tasks in a monoprocessor system with rechargeable energy storage-time computing system that is powered through a renewable energy storage device. In this context, two constraints for the properties of the energy source, capacity of the energy storage as well as energy consumption of the tasks

  3. Machine Learning Based Online Performance Prediction for Runtime Parallelization and Task Scheduling

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    Li, J; Ma, X; Singh, K; Schulz, M; de Supinski, B R; McKee, S A

    2008-10-09

    With the emerging many-core paradigm, parallel programming must extend beyond its traditional realm of scientific applications. Converting existing sequential applications as well as developing next-generation software requires assistance from hardware, compilers and runtime systems to exploit parallelism transparently within applications. These systems must decompose applications into tasks that can be executed in parallel and then schedule those tasks to minimize load imbalance. However, many systems lack a priori knowledge about the execution time of all tasks to perform effective load balancing with low scheduling overhead. In this paper, we approach this fundamental problem using machine learning techniques first to generate performance models for all tasks and then applying those models to perform automatic performance prediction across program executions. We also extend an existing scheduling algorithm to use generated task cost estimates for online task partitioning and scheduling. We implement the above techniques in the pR framework, which transparently parallelizes scripts in the popular R language, and evaluate their performance and overhead with both a real-world application and a large number of synthetic representative test scripts. Our experimental results show that our proposed approach significantly improves task partitioning and scheduling, with maximum improvements of 21.8%, 40.3% and 22.1% and average improvements of 15.9%, 16.9% and 4.2% for LMM (a real R application) and synthetic test cases with independent and dependent tasks, respectively.

  4. Optimization of a Goal Maintenance Task for Use in Clinical Applications Dori Henderson1

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    Optimization of a Goal Maintenance Task for Use in Clinical Applications Dori Henderson1 , Andrew B Expec- tancy task (DPX) to assess goal maintenance for use in clinical trials. Altering the standard mixed-effects logistic regression within a hierarchical linear model. Results: We analyzed the data from

  5. Automatic Planning of Nanoparticle Assembly Tasks J. H. Makaliwe and A. A. G. Requicha

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    Southern California, University of

    Automatic Planning of Nanoparticle Assembly Tasks J. H. Makaliwe and A. A. G. Requicha Laboratory for Molecular Robotics University of Southern California Abstract This paper presents a practical planning system for 2-D assembly tasks at the nanoscale. The planner covers a whole range of problems in planning

  6. On Closed Task of Chinese Word Segmentation: An Improved CRF Model Coupled with Character Clustering and

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    Chu, Hao-hua

    On Closed Task of Chinese Word Segmentation: An Improved CRF Model Coupled with Character,yabt,clsung,hongjie,hsu}@iis.sinica.edu.tw Abstract This paper addresses two major prob- lems in closed task of Chinese word segmentation (CWS): tagging sentences interspersed with non-Chinese words, and long named entity (NE) identifica- tion

  7. A Survey of Patent Users An Analysis of Tasks, Behavior, Search Functionality and System Requirements

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    Jose, Joemon M.

    A Survey of Patent Users An Analysis of Tasks, Behavior, Search Functionality and System interest in Patent Information Retrieval, there is a need to better understand the context associated with patent users, their tasks, needs and expectations of patent search systems and applications. Patent

  8. SDMOQL: An OQL-based Data Mining Query Language for Map Interpretation Tasks

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    Malerba, Donato

    Information System. INGENS (Inductive Geographic Information System) is a prototype GIS which integrates data data mining tasks in INGENS: inducing classification rules and discovering association rules. Only in topographic map interpretation tasks. A prototype of GIS has been built around this application. INGENS

  9. Distal versus proximal arm tremor in multiple sclerosis assessed by visually guided tracking tasks

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    Miall, Chris

    Distal versus proximal arm tremor in multiple sclerosis assessed by visually guided tracking tasks occurring pre- dominantly around the distal joint from that involving the proximal joints of the arm/extension and a whole arm circle tracking task using shoulder move- ment. Action tremor at the wrist or shoul- der

  10. Solving Energy-Latency Dilemma: Task Allocation for Parallel Applications in Heterogeneous Embedded Systems

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    Xie, Tao

    . Assign ti to pv 16. Update the schedule on node pv 17. Compute the energy consumed by ti on pvSolving Energy-Latency Dilemma: Task Allocation for Parallel Applications in Heterogeneous Embedded with an objective of energy-saving and short- latency. A novel task allocation strategy, or BEATA (Balanced Energy

  11. An Energy-Delay Tunable Task Allocation Strategy for Collaborative Applications in

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    Qin, Xiao

    An Energy-Delay Tunable Task Allocation Strategy for Collaborative Applications in Networked with energy and low-delay constraints are emerging in various networked embedded systems like wireless sensor networks and multimedia terminals. Conventional energy-aware task allocation schemes developed

  12. The Impact of Task and Corpus on Event Extraction Systems Ralph Grishman

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    "event extraction" covers a wide range of information extraction tasks, and methods developed in a single extraction task. We examine how this affects strategies for collecting information and methods literature on event extraction, and in particular on supervised and semi-supervised methods for constructing

  13. A Novel Stochastic Clustering Auction for Task Allocation in Multi-Robot Teams

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    Barbu, Adrian

    A Novel Stochastic Clustering Auction for Task Allocation in Multi-Robot Teams Kai Zhang, Emmanuel communication links between robots that were motivated by a generic topology called a "scale free network." I. INTRODUCTION Auction methods are an effective approach to task allo- cation for heterogeneous robot teams

  14. Remote Food Shopping Robot System in a Supermarket Realization of the shopping task from remote places

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    Ohya, Akihisa

    Remote Food Shopping Robot System in a Supermarket ­Realization of the shopping task from remote and usage in human daily life. The specific task we set up in this research is to help people buy fresh food range finder, and the communication interface. With this system, the selection of the food item

  15. The Voodoo Doll Task: Introducing and Validating a Novel Method for Studying Aggressive Inclinations

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    Reber, Paul J.

    The Voodoo Doll Task: Introducing and Validating a Novel Method for Studying Aggressive--the voodoo doll task (VDT)--that offers a reliable and valid trait and state measure of aggressive712), we propose that people transfer characteristics of a person onto a voodoo doll representing

  16. Coordinated Adaptive Robust Contour Tracking of Linear-Motor-Driven Tables in Task Space 1

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    Yao, Bin

    Coordinated Adaptive Robust Contour Tracking of Linear-Motor-Driven Tables in Task Space 1 Li Xu tracking control of linear-motor-driven tables. The table dynamics is first transformed into a task coordinate frame. A discontinuous projection based adaptive robust controller (ARC) which explicitly takes

  17. Adapting Task Utility in Externally Triggered Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensing Systems

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    Simunic, Tajana

    Adapting Task Utility in Externally Triggered Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensing Systems Jamie tajana@ucsd.edu Abstract--Energy harvesting sensor nodes eliminate the need for post-deployment physical the utility of their tasks to accommodate the energy availability. For example, on sunny days, a solar

  18. Native American Support Programs Task Force Changing Winds: Service to Native American Students

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    and Communities in Montana Final Report of the MSU Native American Support Programs Task Force Submitted To Shelly Hogan #12;Native American Support Programs Task Force Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TO STUDENT SUCCESS 12 FIGURE 6 WAYS TO ACHIEVE PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT 12 FIGURE 7 EMERGING THEMES: WHAT

  19. Report of the SEAB Task Force on Technology Development for Environmental Management

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This report presents the findings and recommendations for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on Technology Development for Environmental Management. The Task Force was charged with assessing the value of a renewed EM science and technology development effort and how such a program would be structured.

  20. Biomedical Domain Status Document MONET 2 (IST-2001-33540), Biomedical Task Group

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    Lucas, Peter

    Biomedical Domain Status Document MONET 2 (IST-2001-33540), Biomedical Task Group Deliverable B1-based and qualitative reasoning methods in biomedical industry and health-care 18 3.1 Reprogramming pacemakers out by the Biomedical Task Group of the MONET 2 project (IST-2001-33540) in gathering information

  1. Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Y. Cheng Request for Comments: 7413 J. Chu

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Y. Cheng Request for Comments: 7413 J. Chu Category. Status of This Memo This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for the Internet community. This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents

  2. Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) J. Chu Request for Comments: 6928 N. Dukkipati

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) J. Chu Request for Comments: 6928 N. Dukkipati Category group. Status of This Memo This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task

  3. Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) M. Mathis Request for Comments: 6937 N. Dukkipati

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) M. Mathis Request for Comments: 6937 N. Dukkipati Category algorithm. Status of This Memo This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task

  4. Related Papers [1]G. Cooperman, "TOP-C: Task-Oriented Parallel C for Distributed and

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    Cooperman, Gene

    ", Linear Algebra and its Applications 275-276, 1998, pp. 107-120. [3]G. Cooperman, "TOP-C: A Task Related Papers References [1]G. Cooperman, "TOP-C: Task-Oriented Parallel C-84. [5]G. Cooperman, "STAR/MPI: Binding a Parallel Library to Interactive Symbolic Algebra Systems

  5. Practical Task-Oriented Parallelism for Gaussian Elimination in Distributed Memory

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    Cooperman, Gene

    sequential algorithms in linear algebra using cost-effective networks * *of workstations, where and run-time efficiency. The approach is then described in the context of TOP-C (Task of parallelism that is easily adaptable to many tasks in linear algebra. We take Gaussian elimination as our

  6. Solving Energy-Latency Dilemma: Task Allocation for Parallel Applications in Heterogeneous Embedded Systems

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    Xie, Tao

    concentrated on energy-saving when making allocation decisions. Consequently, the length of the schedules could of energy-saving and short-latency. A novel task allocation strategy, or BEATA (Balanced Energy- Aware Task in energy-saving for embedded systems share two common features (1) applications considered are real

  7. JV Task 92 - Alcoa/Retec SFE and SPME

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    Steven Hawthorne

    2009-02-15

    This report summarizes the work performed by the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) under the U.S. Department of Energy Jointly Sponsored Research Program JV Task 92, which is a continuation of JV9. Successful studies performed in 1999 through the end of 2008 demonstrated the potential for using selective supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and a solid-phase microextraction (SPME) method for measuring sediment pore water polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to mimic the bioavailability of PAHs from manufactured gas plant and aluminum smelter soils and sediments both in freshwater and saltwater locations. The studies that the EERC has performed with the commercial partners have continued to generate increased interest in both the regulatory communities and in the industries that have historically produced or utilized coal tar products. Both ASTM International and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have accepted the pore water method developed at the EERC as standard methods. The studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of our techniques in predicting bioavailability of PAHs from ca. 250 impacted and background field sediments and soils. The field demonstrations from the final years of the project continued to build the foundation data for acceptance of our methods by the regulatory communities. The JV92 studies provide the single largest database in the world that includes measures of PAH bioavailability along with biological end points. These studies clearly demonstrated that present regulatory paradigms based on equilibrium partitioning greatly overpredict bioavailability. These investigations also laid the foundation for present (non-JV) studies being applied to PAHs and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at EPA Superfund sites, investigations into PAH and PCB bioavailability at U.S Department of Defense sites, and the application of the techniques to investigating the bioavailability of chlorinated dioxins and furans from impacted sediments.

  8. Results of the Gallium-Clad Phase 3 and Phase 4 tasks (canceled prior to completion)

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    Morris, R.N.

    1998-08-01

    This report summarizes the results of the Gallium-Clad interactions Phase 3 and 4 tasks. Both tasks were to involve examining the out-of-pile stability of residual gallium in short fuel rods with an imposed thermal gradient. The thermal environment was to be created by an electrical heater in the center of the fuel rod and coolant flow on the rod outer cladding. Both tasks were canceled due to difficulties with fuel pellet fabrication, delays in the preparation of the test apparatus, and changes in the Fissile Materials Disposition program budget.

  9. What Impacts Decision-Making in the Iowa Gambling Task? A Study into Depressive Symptoms, Personality, Affect and Motivation 

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    Varney, Fiona

    2013-07-02

    that are associated with depressive symptoms such as affect and personality have not necessarily been shown to advantageously impact decision-making on the Iowa Gambling Task, which seems rather inconsistent. Furthermore, task motivation, which would be presumed...

  10. 3/4/11 8:15 PMThe Truth About Multi-TaskingCBS Philly Page 1 of 4http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/03/02/the-truth-about-multi-tasking/

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    Salvucci, Dario D.

    3/4/11 8:15 PMThe Truth About Multi-TaskingCBS Philly Page 1 of 4http://philadelphia this: 1 The Truth About Multi-Tasking March 2, 2011 11:30 AM Print Share 0 4Recommend PHILADELPHIA (CBS Multi-Tasking Natasha Brown Phone work LOCAL OFFERS PHILADELPHIA Please enter your email here. DEAL

  11. Parametric Intra-Task Dynamic Voltage Scheduling Burt Walsh, Robert van Engelen, Kyle Gallivan, Johnnie Birch, and Yixin Shou

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    van Engelen, Robert A.

    ) [15] or the average case exe- cution path (ACEP) of the task [14]. AbouGhazealeh et al. [1] consider

  12. Openness and conscientiousness as predictors of performance on a complex perceptual-motor skill task 

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    Gottesfeld, Noga

    1994-01-01

    This study examined the ability of two "Big Five" personality dimensions (Openness to Experience and conscientiousness) to predict performance on Space Fortress, a complex perceptual-motor skill task. One hundred and two paid subjects completed 11...

  13. Learning and recognition of hybrid manipulation tasks in variable environments using probabilistic flow tubes

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    Dong, Shuonan

    2012-01-01

    Robots can act as proxies for human operators in environments where a human operator is not present or cannot directly perform a task, such as in dangerous or remote situations. Teleoperation is a common interface for ...

  14. Facial Action Unit Intensity Prediction via Hard Multi-Task Metric Learning for Kernel Regression

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    ]), characterizing activations of face muscles (AUs) for describing facial expressions. In order to be able, all related to mouth movements. Thus, some features are potentially relevant for all five tasks

  15. RIS-M-2519 A FRAMEWORK FOR COGNITIVE TASK ANALYSIS IN SYSTEMS DESIGN

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    activities in decision making. Automation removes the humans from routine tasks, and operators are left; FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS; HUMAN FACTORS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; MONITORING; PLANNING; RISK the early phases of the industrial deve

  16. Engineering task plan for the 241-AZ-101 waste tank color video camera system

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    Robinson, R.S., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-07-01

    This Engineering Task Plan (ETP) is to be distributed to communicate the design basis of the 241-AZ-101 camera system and to define system requirements and associated responsibilities.

  17. Identi cation Tasking and Networking (ITN) Model For The FBI's Integrated Automated

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    Murphy, John

    Identi cation Tasking and Networking (ITN) Model For The FBI's Integrated Automated Fingerprint September 29, 1994 Abstract This document describes the model developed for the ITN/FBI using the SES

  18. Instrumented tools and objects : design, algorithms, and applications to assembly tasks

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    Faulkner, Matthew N

    2011-01-01

    We developed an instrumented tool system comprised of wireless nodes and sensor systems to facilitate distributed robotic assembly tasks. This robotic system was deployed on two separate robotic assembly scenarios: one ...

  19. Writing Tasks in Content-area Instruction: A Systematic Review of the Literature 

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    Miller, Diane Morris

    2014-01-06

    Situated within the historical and current state of writing and adolescent literacy research, this systematic literature review screened 2,871 articles to determine the prevalent themes in current research on writing tasks ...

  20. WP2 IEA Wind Task 26:The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy

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    Lantz, Eric

    2014-01-01

    Renewable Energy Laboratory IEA Wind Task 26: The Past And Futureand Future Cost of Wind Energy Leading Authors Eric Lantz: National RenewableFuture Questions Eric Lantz Research Analyst Strategic Energy Analysis Center National Renewable

  1. APPENDIX 13-C Abnormally Hazardous Task Report DER-DCLR-33.

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    APPENDIX 13-C Abnormally Hazardous Task Report DER-DCLR-33. EMPLOYING UNIT CONTACT PERSON Academic Technology--Printing Areas Geoff Larson, 212 Env Protection-Safefty Bldg 263-9002 All Others Areas Tom Rutlin

  2. Assessment Design The unit coordinator is responsible for designing effective, efficient assessment tasks. There are

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    Mucina, Ladislav

    2 Assessment Design The unit coordinator is responsible for designing effective, efficient tasks for a unit. Constructive alignment A fundamental principle underlying successful learning and contributes to the unit grade/mark. Purpose Assessment for learning Assessment of learning Informs

  3. L701: Accommodation to Speech Production in Task-Related Dialogue 

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    Robson, Helen

    2008-12-14

    Using the experimental setting of a joint construction task where visual contact between the two members of dyad is blocked, the communicative channels of eye-track and mouse-track are studied in order to ascertain whether ...

  4. Syntactic Complexity induces Explicit Grounding in the MapTask corpus 

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    Tietze, Martin; Demberg, Vera; Moore, Johanna

    2008-01-01

    This paper provides evidence for theories of grounding and dialogue management in human conversation. For each utterance in a corpus of task-oriented dialogues, we calculated integration costs, which are based on syntactic ...

  5. Top of Mind in Task-Based Environments and Choice Under Risk

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    Zaidi, Farhan

    2010-01-01

    biases that influence what is top of mind for consumers inZinman. “Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders IncreaseTop of Mind in Task-Based Environments and Choice Under Risk

  6. Dual task performance in early Alzheimer's disease, amnestic mild cognitive impairment and depression 

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    Tierney, K. M.; Lonie, J. A.; Donaghey, C.; Ebmeier, K. P.; Lee, A.; Herrmann, L. L.; O'Carroll, R. E.

    Background. The dual task paradigm (Baddeley et al. 1986; Della Sala et al. 1995) has been proposed as a sensitive measure of Alzheimer's dementia, early in the disease process. Method. We investigated this claim by ...

  7. A Waterfall Model to Achieve Energy Efficient Tasks Mapping for Large

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    Bader, David A.

    reduce the energy consumption and achieve a better load balance for GPU clusters. A task generator based to significantly reduce space, power, and cooling demands. Nvidia's commercial "Tesla" GPU with four high

  8. Efficient Lagrangian relaxation algorithms for exact inference in natural language tasks

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    Rush, Alexander M. (Alexander Matthew)

    2011-01-01

    For many tasks in natural language processing, finding the best solution requires a search over a large set of possible structures. Solving these combinatorial search problems exactly can be inefficient, and so researchers ...

  9. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Illustrative Visualization of Schematic Diagrams for Maintenance Tasks

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    Maciejewski, Ross

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Illustrative Visualization of Schematic Diagrams for Maintenance Thomas Purdue University Rendering and Perceptualization Laboratory Aviation Technology, Purdue University Air Force Research Laboratory Abstract In order to perform daily maintenance and repair tasks

  10. HOLLOWS: A Power-aware Task Scheduler for Energy Harvesting Sensor Nodes

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    Simunic, Tajana

    (WCMA), which we have developed to estimate the solar panel energy income. We have tested HOLLOWS using have led to the development of a whole new set of applications and multi-tasking system designs

  11. TaskOrderContractingMemotoProcDir.pdf | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ContractingMemotoProcDir.pdf TaskOrderContractingMemotoProcDir.pdf More Documents & Publications SRSRNSProcCycleSys1.pdf flash2005-24ProcExecsMemo.pdf SRSRNSProcCycleSys.pd...

  12. Ageing and Dual Task Ability - Development of a new test for Alzheimer's Disease 

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    Young, Gregor

    2009-07-03

    Patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) display a specific deficit in the ability to perform dual tasks requiring working memory. This executive function deficit has been shown in a number of different research paradigms ...

  13. Combative creativity: resistance to cognitive fixation effects in an idea generation task 

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    Woodward, Robert Steven

    2005-11-01

    This study investigated whether individuals identified as highly creative can resist a cognitive fixation tendency brought upon by the introduction of examples prior to an idea generation task. Ninety-eight subjects, ranging in age from twelve...

  14. Effects of Tasks and Glosses on L2 Incidental Vocabulary Learning: Meta-analyses 

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    Huang, Shu-Fen

    2012-10-19

    This study investigated the effects of output stimulus tasks and glosses on L2 incidental vocabulary learning. Two meta-analytic studies were conducted. The first was intended to provide a systematic statistical synthesis of the effects of output...

  15. Preservation Planning for Digital Information: Final Report of the HVC2 Digital Preservation Task Force

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    Fyffe, Richard; Ludwig, Deborah; Roach, Mary; Schulte, Becky; Warner, Beth Forrest

    2004-11-11

    Digital preservation is the ongoing process of managing data for continuing access and use. The University of Kansas Digital Preservation Task Force was charged in October 2003 to explore the implications of a University commitment...

  16. Energy-Aware Duplication Strategies for Scheduling Precedence-Constrained Parallel Tasks on Clusters

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    Qin, Xiao

    Energy-Aware Duplication Strategies for Scheduling Precedence- Constrained Parallel Tasks Optimizing energy consumption has become a major concern in designing economical clusters. Scheduling consider schedule lengths, completely ignoring energy consumption of clusters. In this regard, we propose

  17. Different effects of dual task demands on the speech of young and older adults

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    Kemper, Susan; Herman, Ruth; Nartowicz, Jennifer

    2005-12-01

    Young and older adults provided language samples in response to elicitation questions while concurrently performing 3 different tasks. The language samples were scored on three dimensions: fluency, grammatical complexity, and content. Previous...

  18. Modeling and analysis of dynamic decision making in sequential two-choice tasks

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    is calculated, and thus needs to explore through a series of A and B using rewards as feedback. In this type is related to human factors such as personality. Human decision making in sequential two-choice tasks has

  19. Code In The Air: Simplifying Sensing and Coordination Tasks on Smartphones

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    Ravindranath, Lenin

    A growing class of smartphone applications are tasking applications that run continuously, process data from sensors to determine the user's context (such as location) and activity, and optionally trigger certain actions ...

  20. Tools for end-user creation and customization of interfaces for information management tasks

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    Bakshi, Karun, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    Information based tasks rely on software applications that allow users to interact with information in some pre-defined manner deemed appropriate by the application developer or information/content provider. Whereas such ...

  1. Decline in Mentalising Ability with Healthy Aging: Evidence from Mental State Decoding and Reasoning Tasks 

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    Koegel, LaKrista, M.

    2010-06-30

    The primary aim of this study was to determine whether individuals constituting an older population would display deficits in tasks assessing aspects of ToM compared to younger participants; secondary goals were to ...

  2. EM Employee Serves Military in Afghanistan, Manages $5.8 Billion Army Task Order

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – EM employee James Hawkins is currently serving the U.S. military in Afghanistan, where he is administering a $5.8 billion task order for the Army.

  3. Investigating the effect of cognitive load on working memory tasks in children with arithmetical difficulties 

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    Boon, Joanna

    2006-01-01

    In this study of working memory spans, children with low arithmetical ability were compared to an age-matched control group with normal arithmetical ability in their performance on dual-task procedures. Literacy skills ...

  4. An Agent-Based System Assisting Humans in Complex Tasks by Analysis of a Human's State and Performance

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    Treur, Jan

    becomes too high, the agent can assist the human in a number of ways. Experiments show that the supportAn Agent-Based System Assisting Humans in Complex Tasks by Analysis of a Human's State, michael}@forcevisionlab.nl Abstract Human task performance varies depending on the task, environment

  5. Single-Pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of Parietal and Prefrontal Areas in a Memory Delay Arm Pointing Task

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    Crawford, Doug

    Delay Arm Pointing Task Nikolaos Smyrnis,1 Christos Theleritis,1 Ioannis Evdokimidis,1 Rene M. M¨uri,2 magnetic stimulation of parietal and prefrontal areas in a memory delay arm pointing task. J Neurophysiol-pointing task using their right arm while single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) above motor

  6. Air Distribution and Microenvironment Evaluation of a Desktop Task Conditioning System 

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    Zheng, G.

    2006-01-01

    equation model and two equation model. At present, k-? model is mostly adopted in indoor airflow[4]. Researches[5-6] obtained reliable results from applying k-? model in numerical simulation of three dimensional airflow field of air conditioning... of the task conditioning system. Key words: task air conditioning; numerical simulation; airflow; HDG; VDG; microenvironment 1. INTRODUCTION Total-volume ventilation and air conditioning of rooms are most used at present. Rooms are used...

  7. The effect of "white noise" on time perception, task satisfaction, and performance 

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    Stuart, Mark Alan

    1979-01-01

    THE EFFECT OF "WHITE NOISE" ON Til'K PERCEPTION, TASK SATISFACTION, AND PERFORMANCE A Thesis By NARK ALAN STUART Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&31 University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of i...%ASTER OF SCIENCE December 1979 Major Subject: Psychology THE EFFECT OF "WHITE NOISE" ON TIME PERCEPTION, TASK SATISFACTION, AND PERFORMANCE A Thesis MARK ALAN STUART Approved as to style and content 'by: Chairman of C ittee embe Member ead of Department...

  8. Task-related functional connectivity in autism spectrum conditions: an EEG study using wavelet transform coherence

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    Catarino, Ana; Andrade, Alexandre; Churches, Owen; Wagner, Adam P; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Ring, Howard

    2013-01-12

    sep-connectivity in people with ASC, in the context of visual or face processing tasks [40,41,45].Wavelet transform coherence (WTC) Let x and y be two stationary signals. Let Sxx and Syy denote the autospectral densities (that is, the Fourier transform... and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences,task-related interhemispheric EEG coherence in people wand Howard Ring1,6 Abstract Background: Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) are a set of pervasive neurodevelopmental conditions characterized by a wide range...

  9. Genetic algorithm based task reordering to improve the performance of batch scheduled massively parallel scientific applications

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    Sankaran, Ramanan; Angel, Jordan; Brown, W. Michael

    2015-04-08

    The growth in size of networked high performance computers along with novel accelerator-based node architectures has further emphasized the importance of communication efficiency in high performance computing. The world's largest high performance computers are usually operated as shared user facilities due to the costs of acquisition and operation. Applications are scheduled for execution in a shared environment and are placed on nodes that are not necessarily contiguous on the interconnect. Furthermore, the placement of tasks on the nodes allocated by the scheduler is sub-optimal, leading to performance loss and variability. Here, we investigate the impact of task placement on themore »performance of two massively parallel application codes on the Titan supercomputer, a turbulent combustion flow solver (S3D) and a molecular dynamics code (LAMMPS). Benchmark studies show a significant deviation from ideal weak scaling and variability in performance. The inter-task communication distance was determined to be one of the significant contributors to the performance degradation and variability. A genetic algorithm-based parallel optimization technique was used to optimize the task ordering. This technique provides an improved placement of the tasks on the nodes, taking into account the application's communication topology and the system interconnect topology. As a result, application benchmarks after task reordering through genetic algorithm show a significant improvement in performance and reduction in variability, therefore enabling the applications to achieve better time to solution and scalability on Titan during production.« less

  10. MANAGING UNCERTAINTIES ASSOCIATED WITH RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL: TASK GROUP 4 OF THE IAEA PRISM PROJECT

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    Seitz, R.

    2011-03-02

    It is widely recognized that the results of safety assessment calculations provide an important contribution to the safety arguments for a disposal facility, but cannot in themselves adequately demonstrate the safety of the disposal system. The safety assessment and a broader range of arguments and activities need to be considered holistically to justify radioactive waste disposal at any particular site. Many programs are therefore moving towards the production of what has become known as a Safety Case, which includes all of the different activities that are conducted to demonstrate the safety of a disposal concept. Recognizing the growing interest in the concept of a Safety Case, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is undertaking an intercomparison and harmonization project called PRISM (Practical Illustration and use of the Safety Case Concept in the Management of Near-surface Disposal). The PRISM project is organized into four Task Groups that address key aspects of the Safety Case concept: Task Group 1 - Understanding the Safety Case; Task Group 2 - Disposal facility design; Task Group 3 - Managing waste acceptance; and Task Group 4 - Managing uncertainty. This paper addresses the work of Task Group 4, which is investigating approaches for managing the uncertainties associated with near-surface disposal of radioactive waste and their consideration in the context of the Safety Case. Emphasis is placed on identifying a wide variety of approaches that can and have been used to manage different types of uncertainties, especially non-quantitative approaches that have not received as much attention in previous IAEA projects. This paper includes discussions of the current results of work on the task on managing uncertainty, including: the different circumstances being considered, the sources/types of uncertainties being addressed and some initial proposals for approaches that can be used to manage different types of uncertainties.

  11. Performance of the Rayleigh task based on the posterior probability of tomographic reconstructions

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    Hanson, K.M.

    1991-01-01

    We seek the best possible performance of the Rayleigh task in which one must decide whether a perceived object is a pair of Gaussian-blurred points or a blurred line. Two Bayesian reconstruction algorithms are used, the first based on a Gaussian prior-probability distribution with a nonnegativity constraint and the second based on an entropic prior. In both cases, the reconstructions are found that maximize the posterior probability. We compare the performance of the Rayleigh task obtained with two decision variables, the logarithm of the posterior probability ratio and the change in the mean-squared deviation from the reconstruction. The method of evaluation is based on the results of a numerical testing procedure in which the stated discrimination task is carried out on reconstructions of a randomly generated sequence of images. The ability to perform the Rayleigh task is summarized in terms of a discrimination index that is derived from the area under the receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve. We find that the use of the posterior probability does not result in better performance of the Rayleigh task than the mean-squared deviation from the reconstruction. 10 refs., 6 figs.

  12. Human factors evaluation of remote afterloading brachytherapy. Volume 2, Function and task analysis

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    Callan, J.R.; Gwynne, J.W. III; Kelly, T.T.; Muckler, F.A. [Pacific Science and Engineering Group, San Diego, CA (United States); Saunders, W.M.; Lepage, R.P.; Chin, E. [University of California San Diego Medical Center, CA (United States). Div. of Radiation Oncology; Schoenfeld, I.; Serig, D.I. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Div. of Systems Technology

    1995-05-01

    A human factors project on the use of nuclear by-product material to treat cancer using remotely operated afterloaders was undertaken by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The purpose of the project was to identify factors that contribute to human error in the system for remote afterloading brachytherapy (RAB). This report documents the findings from the first phase of the project, which involved an extensive function and task analysis of RAB. This analysis identified the functions and tasks in RAB, made preliminary estimates of the likelihood of human error in each task, and determined the skills needed to perform each RAB task. The findings of the function and task analysis served as the foundation for the remainder of the project, which evaluated four major aspects of the RAB system linked to human error: human-system interfaces; procedures and practices; training and qualifications of RAB staff; and organizational practices and policies. At its completion, the project identified and prioritized areas for recommended NRC and industry attention based on all of the evaluations and analyses.

  13. Underground Test Area Subproject Phase I Data Analysis Task. Volume VII - Tritium Transport Model Documentation Package

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-12-01

    Volume VII of the documentation for the Phase I Data Analysis Task performed in support of the current Regional Flow Model, Transport Model, and Risk Assessment for the Nevada Test Site Underground Test Area Subproject contains the tritium transport model documentation. Because of the size and complexity of the model area, a considerable quantity of data was collected and analyzed in support of the modeling efforts. The data analysis task was consequently broken into eight subtasks, and descriptions of each subtask's activities are contained in one of the eight volumes that comprise the Phase I Data Analysis Documentation.

  14. Conference-EC-US Task Force Joint US-EU Workshop on Metabolomics and Environmental Biotechnology

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    PI: Lily Y. Young; Co-PI: Gerben J. Zylstra

    2009-06-04

    Since 1990, the EC-US Task Force on Biotechnology Research has been coordinating transatlantic efforts to guide and exploit the ongoing revolution in biotechnology and the life sciences. The Task Force was established in June 1990 by the European Commission and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The Task Force has acted as an effective forum for discussion, coordination, and development of new ideas for the last 18 years. Task Force members are European Commission and US Government science and technology administrators who meet annually to enhance communication across the Atlantic, and to encourage collaborative research. Through sponsoring workshops, and other activities, the Task Force also brings together scientific leaders and early career researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to forecast research challenges and opportunities and to promote better links between researchers. Over the years, by keeping a focus on the future of science, the Task Force has played a key role in establishing a diverse range of emerging scientific fields, including biodiversity research, neuroinformatics, genomics, nanobiotechnology, neonatal immunology, transkingdom molecular biology, biologically-based fuels, and environmental biotechnology. The EC-US Task Force has sponsored a number of Working Groups on topics of mutual transatlantic interest. The idea to create a Working Group on Environmental Biotechnology research was discussed in the Task Force meeting of October 1993. The EC-US Working Group on Environmental Biotechnology set as its mission 'To train the next generation of leaders in environmental biotechnology in the United States and the European Union to work collaboratively across the Atlantic.' Since 1995, the Working Group supported three kinds of activities, all of which focus one early career scientists: (1) Workshops on the use of molecular methods and genomics in environmental biotechnology; (2) Short courses with theoretical, laboratory and field elements; and (3) Short term exchange fellowships. The short term exchange fellowships were created to enable young scientists to develop collaborations with colleagues across the Atlantic and to learn a new skill or expertise in the area of environmental biotechnology.

  15. DOE Awards Task Order for Disposal of Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order in support of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Legacy Waste Project to Waste Control Specialists (WCS) of Andrews, Texas under the Environmental Management (EM) Low-Level and Mixed Low-Level Waste Disposal Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Master Contract. The award is a firm, fixed-price task order, based on pre-established rates with a $1.29 million value and has a one-year performance period.

  16. Underground Test Area Subproject Phase I Data Analysis Task. Volume II - Potentiometric Data Document Package

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-12-01

    Volume II of the documentation for the Phase I Data Analysis Task performed in support of the current Regional Flow Model, Transport Model, and Risk Assessment for the Nevada Test Site Underground Test Area Subproject contains the potentiometric data. Because of the size and complexity of the model area, a considerable quantity of data was collected and analyzed in support of the modeling efforts. The data analysis task was consequently broken into eight subtasks, and descriptions of each subtask's activities are contained in one of the eight volumes that comprise the Phase I Data Analysis Documentation.

  17. GPFA-AB_Phase1ReservoirTask2DataUpload

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    Teresa E. Jordan

    2015-10-22

    This submission to the Geothermal Data Repository (GDR) node of the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) in support of Phase 1 Low Temperature Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis for the Appalachian Basin. The files included in this zip file contain all data pertinent to the methods and results of this task’s output, which is a cohesive multi-state map of all known potential geothermal reservoirs in our region, ranked by their potential favorability. Favorability is quantified using a new metric, Reservoir Productivity Index, as explained in the Reservoirs Methodology Memo (included in zip file). Shapefile and images of the Reservoir Productivity and Reservoir Uncertainty are included as well.

  18. Revised 08-2014 TASK FORCE ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT FOR PORTLAND CEMENT

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Revised 08-2014 TASK FORCE ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT FOR PORTLAND CEMENT AND BLENDED CEMENTS CEMENT OF CEMENT COMPANY: FACILITY LOCATED AT CEMENT TYPE & ASSOCIATED PRODUCT NAME 1. The host state agency that performs testing for acceptance of hydraulic cement plants within its boundaries shall have a laboratory

  19. Classification of Visual and Linguistic Tasks using Eye-movement Features

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    Keller, Frank

    . A recent study by Greene, Liu, and Wolfe (2012), however, fails to achieve accurate classification such as language processing. We extract the eye-movement features used by Greene et. al., as well as additional the visual system in ecologically valid real-world tasks, such as making a tea or washing hands; sport activ

  20. COS FUV01 Detector Telemetry Values for the CS FSW "Limits Monitoring" Task

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    COS FUV01 Detector Telemetry Values for the CS FSW "Limits Monitoring" Task Date: August 14, 2002 Document Number: COS-11-0031 Revision: Revision A Contract No.: NAS5-98043 CDRL No.: SE-05 Prepared By: Kenneth Brownsberger 8/15/2001 K. Brownsberger, COS Sr. Software Scientist, CU/CASA Date Reviewed By

  1. TASK 2.5.7 FIELD EXPERIMENTS TO EVALUATE COOL-COLORED ROOFING

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    1/33 TASK 2.5.7 FIELD EXPERIMENTS TO EVALUATE COOL- COLORED ROOFING William (Bill) Miller, Ph for the concrete tile. This double batten construction forms an inclined air channel running from the soffit permeable covering to alleviate the underside air pressure and minimize wind uplift on the tiles

  2. Outsourcing Resource-Intensive Tasks from Mobile Apps to Clouds: Android and Aneka Integration

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    the reduction of application execution time and extension of mobile device battery life. Keywords--Mobile Cloud, resulting in an enhanced user experience. However, the development of a mobile cloud application-intensive mobile tasks in order to alleviate the mobile device load and, consequently, extend the battery life. We

  3. Transient Clouds: Assignment and Collaborative Execution of Tasks on Mobile Devices

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    Guirguis, Mina S. - Department of Computer Science, Texas State University

    with the increase in computation demands by new applications. As devices get more powerful, their battery life will shrink; battery technology is not growing as quickly as computation consumption rates [6]. ThroughTransient Clouds: Assignment and Collaborative Execution of Tasks on Mobile Devices Terry Penner

  4. Battery Aware Dynamic Scheduling For Periodic Task Graphs Venkat Rao1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Navet, Nicolas

    Battery Aware Dynamic Scheduling For Periodic Task Graphs Venkat Rao1 , Nicolas Navet1 , Gaurav Of Technology, Delhi 4 Indian Institute Of Technology, Delhi Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering Dept. of Electrical Engineering anshul@cse.iitd.ernet.in gswaran@ee.iitd.ernet.in Abstract Battery lifetime, a primary

  5. Low Probability Tail Event Analysis and Mitigation in BPA Control Area: Task 2 Report

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    Lu, Shuai; Makarov, Yuri V.; McKinstry, Craig A.; Brothers, Alan J.; Jin, Shuangshuang

    2009-09-18

    Task report detailing low probability tail event analysis and mitigation in BPA control area. Tail event refers to the situation in a power system when unfavorable forecast errors of load and wind are superposed onto fast load and wind ramps, or non-wind generators falling short of scheduled output, causing the imbalance between generation and load to become very significant.

  6. Many Task Computing for Modeling the Fate of Oil Discharged from the Deep Water Horizon Well

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    Many Task Computing for Modeling the Fate of Oil Discharged from the Deep Water Horizon Well@jhu.edu Abstract--The Deep Water Horizon well blowout on April 20th 2010 discharged between 40,000 - 1.2 million@med.miami.edu O. M. Knio Dept of Mechanical Engineering Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD knio

  7. Linkage to Previous International PV Module QA Task Force Workshops: Proposal for Rating System

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This PowerPoint presentation, focused on humidity, temperature and voltage testing, was originally presented at the NREL 2013 PV Module Reliability Workshop on Feb. 26-27, 2013 in Denver, CO. It summarizes the efforts of previous QA task forces and proposes a QA rating system to differentiate the relative durability of model designs.

  8. Evolving Cooperative Control on Sparsely Distributed Tasks for UAV Teams Without Global Communication

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Evolving Cooperative Control on Sparsely Distributed Tasks for UAV Teams Without Global unmanned aerial vehi- cles (UAVs) must monitor targets spread sparsely through- out a large area. UAVs have an indefinite amount of time, and evolved controllers must continue to perform well even as the number of UAVs

  9. DynAHeal: Dynamic Energy Efficient Task Assignment for Wireless Healthcare Systems

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    Simunic, Tajana

    's available battery capacity, varying wireless channel conditions, and network load. Our dynamic task assignment algorithm, "DynAHeal" adapts to such changing conditions, and improves the battery life. Our in wireless healthcare systems which consist of battery operated devices such as sensors and local aggregators

  10. Scheduling Heterogeneous Delay Tolerant Tasks in Smart Grid with Renewable Energy

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    Sinha, Prasun

    1 Scheduling Heterogeneous Delay Tolerant Tasks in Smart Grid with Renewable Energy Shengbo Chen sources of energy (e.g., harvested renewable energy), and allow for dynamic electricity price, or a business, which is equipped with renewable energy devices when electrical appliances allow different levels

  11. International Energy Agency (IEA) PVPS Task 12: Environment, Health and Safety

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    (partial list) 1. Utrecht/ECN: Energy analyses, risk assessments and LCA's for PV technology, since 1990; 2 ObjectivesTask 12 Objectives Quantify the EH&S profiles of PV in comparison to other energy technologies Analysis Comparisons of PV with other energy technologies Solar energy potential to satisfy all the US

  12. Low Target Prevalence Is a Stubborn Source of Errors in Visual Search Tasks

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    Low Target Prevalence Is a Stubborn Source of Errors in Visual Search Tasks Jeremy M. Wolfe are much higher at low target prevalence (1%­2%) than at high prevalence (50%). Unfortunately, low periods of low prevalence with no feedback. Keywords: attention, visual search, airport security, low

  13. Task-parallel global optimization with application to protein folding C. Voglis, P. E. Hadjidoukas,

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Dimakopoulos, Vassilios

    Task-parallel global optimization with application to protein folding C. Voglis, P. E. Hadjidoukas, Greece, {voglis,phadjido,dimako,lagaris}@cs.uoi.gr D. G. Papageorgiou Department of Materials Science a software framework for high perfor- mance numerical global optimization. At the core, a run- time library

  14. A modified sorting task to investigate consumer perceptions of extra virgin olive oils Metta Santosa a

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    Abdi, Hervé

    of the extra virgin olive oil products. Consumer agreements were explained by 46% of the vari- ances found to the second stage of the sorting task was observed in the olive oil product structures. Con- sumers were asked differences in the usage of olive oil products, the majority of the consumers per- ceived the product set

  15. Test Factoring: Focusing Test Suites for the Task at Hand Michael D. Ernst, research advisor

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    Liskov, Barbara

    Test Factoring: Focusing Test Suites for the Task at Hand David Saff Michael D. Ernst, research and Subject Descriptors: D.2.5 (Testing and Debug­ ging): Testing tools General Terms: Algorithms, Design, Performance, Verification Keywords: test factoring, mock objects, unit testing 1. Problem: slow, unfocused

  16. Test Factoring: Focusing Test Suites for the Task at Hand Michael D. Ernst, research advisor

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    Liskov, Barbara

    Test Factoring: Focusing Test Suites for the Task at Hand David Saff Michael D. Ernst, research and Subject Descriptors: D.2.5 (Testing and Debug- ging): Testing tools General Terms: Algorithms, Design, Performance, Verification Keywords: test factoring, mock objects, unit testing 1. Problem: slow, unfocused

  17. The Demand Bound Function Interface of Distributed Sporadic Pipelines of Tasks Scheduled by EDF

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    Lipari, Giuseppe

    The Demand Bound Function Interface of Distributed Sporadic Pipelines of Tasks Scheduled by EDF and analyzing a DRE can be reduced by applying a component-based methodology: each pipeline can be seen different steps: 1) derivation of the temporal interface of a component pipeline; 2) analysis of the whole

  18. Adapting Task Utility in Externally Triggered Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensing Systems

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    Simunic, Tajana

    of time. A significant challenge in this type of system is the management and conservation of energyAdapting Task Utility in Externally Triggered Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensing Systems Jamie achievable within a global deadline. We apply our methods to a prototype Structural Health Monitoring system

  19. DVFS Based Task Scheduling in a Harvesting WSN for Structural Health Monitoring

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    Simunic, Tajana

    of SHM measurements. Keywords - Energy harvester (EH); Task manager; Structural Health Monitoring (SHM energy reserves. Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) represents a great example of such an application in this type of system is the man- agement and conservation of energy while maintaining the minimum level of Qo

  20. Task scheduling in an energy harvesting WSN for Structural Health Monitoring Literature Survey

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    Simunic, Tajana

    Task scheduling in an energy harvesting WSN for Structural Health Monitoring Literature Survey Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems has proliferated in the last few decades [2] due to their ability inconsistent in its availability. A significant challenge in this type of system is the management

  1. Task Scheduling in an energy harvesting WSN for Structural Health Monitoring Project Progress Report

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    Simunic, Tajana

    of system is the management and conservation of energy while maintaining the minimum level of QoS requiredTask Scheduling in an energy harvesting WSN for Structural Health Monitoring Project Progress sensor networks in advanced Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems has proliferated in the last few

  2. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in a Finger-tapping Task Separates Motor from Timing

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    Moses, Elisha

    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in a Finger- tapping Task Separates Motor from Timing Mechanisms and Induces Frequency Doubling Nava Levit-Binnun1 , Nestor Z. Handzy1 , Avi Peled2,3 , Ilan Modai2 & Spencer, 2004; Mauk & Buonomano, 2004). Finger tapping is a simple paradigm for studying such event timing

  3. Developments in Continuous Speech Dictation using the 1995 ARPA NAB News Task

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    Developments in Continuous Speech Dictation using the 1995 ARPA NAB News Task J.L. Gauvain, L,lamel,gadda,drissg@limsi.fr ABSTRACT In this paper we report on the LIMSI recognizer evaluated in the ARPA 1995 North American Business speech recognizer used in the ARPA November 1995 evaluation on the North American Business (NAB) News

  4. PPE Certification of Hazard Assessment Dept: Area: Job Classification/Task

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    Slatton, Clint

    PPE 7 Appendix A PPE Certification of Hazard Assessment Dept: Area: Job Classification/Task: HAZARDS (Circle Hazards) Describe Specific Hazards Identify Type of PPE Required for the Hazards Eye Hazard Impact Penetration Dust Chemical Radiation Heat Bioaerosols Projectiles Head Hazard Burn Electric

  5. Feedforward and Feedback Control Behavior in Helicopter Pilots during a Lateral Reposition Task

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    Feedforward and Feedback Control Behavior in Helicopter Pilots during a Lateral Reposition Task F Pure feedback and pure open-loop feedforward helicopter pilot models are currently applied for predicting the perfor- mance of pilot-helicopter systems. We argue that feedback models are likely

  6. Hawaii Energy Strategy Project 2: Fossil Energy Review. Task IV. Scenario development and analysis

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Yamaguchi, N.D.; Breazeale, K.

    1993-12-01

    The Hawaii Energy Strategy (HES) Program is a seven-project effort led by the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) to investigate a wide spectrum of Hawaii energy issues. The East-West Center`s Program on Resources: Energy and Minerals, has been assigned HES Project 2, Fossil Energy Review, which focuses on fossil energy use in Hawaii and the greater regional and global markets. HES Project 2 has four parts: Task I (World and Regional Fossil Energy Dynamics) covers petroleum, natural gas, and coal in global and regional contexts, along with a discussion of energy and the environment. Task II (Fossil Energy in Hawaii) focuses more closely on fossil energy use in Hawaii: current utilization and trends, the structure of imports, possible future sources of supply, fuel substitutability, and energy security. Task III`s emphasis is Greenfield Options; that is, fossil energy sources not yet used in Hawaii. This task is divided into two sections: first, an in-depth {open_quotes}Assessment of Coal Technology Options and Implications for the State of Hawaii,{close_quotes} along with a spreadsheet analysis model, which was subcontracted to the Environmental Assessment and Information Sciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory; and second, a chapter on liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Asia-Pacific market and the issues surrounding possible introduction of LNG into the Hawaii market.

  7. Status and Outlook of Integrated Transport Analysis Suite, TASK3D-a

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Suite TASK3D-a01 (2012.9) Automated Experimental Energy Balance Analysis Significant progress (NBI) Experimental energy/momentum balance wout (VMEC) newboz.dat Te(reff) ne(reff) Ti(reff) output eg-UD) close collaboration with LHD Experiment Group and Kyoto University 1 #12;/14 LHD, the world largest

  8. University of Maryland Baltimore County High Speed Optical Networking: Task 3

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    Srinivasan, Aravind

    University of Maryland Baltimore County 1 High Speed Optical Networking: Task 3 FEC Coding, Channel, 18 June 2004 #12;University of Maryland Baltimore County 2 FEC Coding: RCD Codes · Subset of Regular Baltimore County 3 Multiple slope-parity codes code-rate vs RCD codes #12;University of Maryland Baltimore

  9. Attorneys Interacting with Legal Information Systems: Tools for Mental Model Building and Task Integration

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    Soergel, Dagobert

    Attorneys Interacting with Legal Information Systems: Tools for Mental Model Building and Task Integration Anita Komlodi Department of Information Systems, UMBC 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, +1-410-455-3212, komlodi@umbc.edu Dagobert Soergel College of Information Studies, University of Maryland 4105 Hornbake

  10. Memory Conscious Task Partition and Scheduling in Grid Environments Ming Wu, Xian-He Sun

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    Sun, Xian-He

    1 Memory Conscious Task Partition and Scheduling in Grid Environments Ming Wu, Xian-He Sun Department of Computer Science Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois 60616, USA {wuming, sun-intensive applications in Grid environments. 1. Introduction In order to provide high performance computation power

  11. TOP-C: Task-Oriented Parallel C for Distributed and Shared Memory

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    Cooperman, Gene

    TOP-C: Task-Oriented Parallel C for Distributed and Shared Memory Gene Cooperman College one, while maintaining most of the potential efficiency of the underlying parallel hardware. TOP-passing required by the underlying hardware. This article reviews the TOP-C model and then presents ongoing

  12. Offshoring Digital Work, But Not Physical Output: Differential Access to Task Objects and Coordination in Globally

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    Nardi, Bonnie

    Offshoring Digital Work, But Not Physical Output: Differential Access to Task Objects of offshoring work, their primary concern is often the impact offshoring has on communication between people. However, offshoring not only obstructs person-to-person interactions, it also impedes person

  13. BatteryConscious Task Sequencing for Portable Devices Including Voltage/Clock Scaling

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    Kambhampati, Subbarao

    model and validated it with measurements taken on a real lithium­ion bat­ tery used in a pocket computerBattery­Conscious Task Sequencing for Portable Devices Including Voltage/Clock Scaling #3; Daler Department, Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona 85287 chaitali@asu.edu ABSTRACT Operation of battery

  14. The Interaction of Representations and Planning Objectives for DecisionTheoretic Planning Tasks

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    LaValle, Steven M.

    The Interaction of Representations and Planning Objectives for Decision­Theoretic Planning Tasks­0280 fskoenig, yxliug@cc.gatech.edu Abstract We study decision­theoretic planning or reinforcement learning of secondary importance. We study how this planning objective interacts with possible representations

  15. C Copyright 2007 Agilent Technologies Agilent 4396B Network/Spectrum/Impedance Analyzer Task Reference

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    Anlage, Steven

    C Copyright 2007 Agilent Technologies Agilent 4396B Network/Spectrum/Impedance Analyzer Task . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 To Display Dual Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 To Select the Spectrum Analyzer Mode. n Foreign substance or liquid has fallen into the instrument. #12;#12;Agilent 4396B Network/Spectrum

  16. Reliability Maps for Probabilistic Guarantees of Task Motion for Robotic Manipulators

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    Maciejewski, Anthony A. "Tony"

    Full paper Reliability Maps for Probabilistic Guarantees of Task Motion for Robotic Manipulators March 2012 Abstract 10There are many applications for which reliable and safe robots are desired. For example, assistant robots for disabled or elderly people and surgical robots are required to be safe

  17. India Task Force Recommendations Membership: Venugopal Mendu (CASNR), Costica Bradatan (Honors), Rajesh Khara

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    Rock, Chris

    India Task Force Recommendations Membership: Venugopal Mendu (CASNR), Costica Bradatan (Honors from India. Consider involving current Indian students at TTU and their home institutions or other with interests or connections to schools in India and a roster on TTU faculty travel to India for conferences

  18. APRIL 13-18, 1996 CH196 When Using The Tool Interferes With Doing The Task

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    Gray, Wayne

    on nuclear submarines. Procedure The study used a high-fidelity simulation of the ocean environment this aspect. Keywords problem space, submarines, usability INTRODUCTION Using a tool to perform a task ~quires as withdrawing some amount of money from your savings account (GET-CASH) or as complex as employing a nuclear

  19. Digit frequency in the hospital! Designing for the task: What numbers are really used in hospitals?!

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    Subramanian, Sriram

    .wiseman@cs.ucl.ac.uk The task and the problem! Medical workers program infusion pumps to administer drug treatments to patients. This involves entering the volume and rate of medication to be infused. ! ! Occasionally errors are made during into infusion pumps on the ward? Logs from pumps were collected from four different wards in one hospital

  20. Matching Robot Appearance and Behavior to Tasks to Improve Human-Robot Cooperation

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    Kiesler, Sara

    Matching Robot Appearance and Behavior to Tasks to Improve Human-Robot Cooperation Jennifer Goetz Interaction Institute Carnegie Mellon University apowers@cmu.edu Abstract A robot's appearance and behavior provide cues to the robot's abilities and propensities. We hypothesize that an appropriate match between

  1. Particle Swarm Optimization Approach with Parameter-wise Hill-climbing Heuristic for Task

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    Ludwig, Simone

    addressed the task allocation problem made use of Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). This paper further improves the performance of PSO by combining PSO with a local search heuristic. In particular, PSO with a parameter-wise hill-climbing heuristic (PSO-HC) for the execution of computationally-intensive as well as I

  2. DOE Awards Task Order for Disposal of Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order in support of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Legacy Waste Project to Waste Control Specialists (WCS) of Andrews, Texas under the Environmental Management (EM) Low-Level and Mixed Low-Level Waste Disposal Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Master Contract.

  3. Internet Engineering Task Force J. Espi Internet-Draft R. Atkinson

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    Atkinson, Robert C

    Internet Engineering Task Force J. Espi Internet-Draft R. Atkinson Intended status: Standards Track improving the overall performance of the handover process. Status of this Memo This Internet-Draft is submitted to IETF in full conformance with the provisions of BCP 78 and BCP 79. Internet-Drafts are working

  4. EAD and PEBD: Two Energy-Aware Duplication Scheduling Algorithms for Parallel Tasks

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    Qin, Xiao

    EAD and PEBD: Two Energy-Aware Duplication Scheduling Algorithms for Parallel Tasks on Homogeneous parallel applications. On the other hand, the ever increasing energy cost requires us to effectively conserve energy in clusters. To achieve the goal of optimizing both performance and energy efficiency

  5. Energy Management and Task Scheduling of an Energy Harvesting, Structural Health Monitoring System

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    Simunic, Tajana

    of a structure is referred to as Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). SHiMmer, a solar-powered wireless SHM system for two tasks. General Terms Performance, Experimentation Keywords Energy harvesting, embedded systems Monitoring is a popular area of research in the fields of embedded systems and structural engineering

  6. Negotiation-Based Task Scheduling to Minimize User's Electricity Bills under Dynamic Energy Prices

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Negotiation-Based Task Scheduling to Minimize User's Electricity Bills under Dynamic Energy Prices}@usc.edu Abstract--Dynamic energy pricing is a promising technique in the Smart Grid that incentivizes energy to minimize the electricity bill. A general type of dynamic pricing scenario is assumed where the energy price

  7. Energy-Aware Modeling and Scheduling of Real-Time Tasks for Dynamic Voltage Scaling

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    Xu, Cheng-Zhong

    scaling (DVS) is an effective approach to power reduction by scaling the processor voltage and frequency the voltage accordingly. On the other hand, a reduction of the operating frequency leads to an increaseEnergy-Aware Modeling and Scheduling of Real-Time Tasks for Dynamic Voltage Scaling Xiliang Zhong

  8. Final Report of the Virginia 2020 Strategic Planning Task Force for the Department of Athletics

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    Huang, Wei

    i Final Report of the Virginia 2020 Strategic Planning Task Force for the Department of Athletics Executive Summary In December 1999, University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III appointed; compliance; and finances and fundraising. This report identifies the group's recommended goals, budgetary

  9. Market-based computational task assignment within autonomous wireless sensor networks

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    Lynch, Jerome P.

    Market-based computational task assignment within autonomous wireless sensor networks Andrew T. In this study, a Pareto-optimal market-based method is developed in order to autonomously distribute various algorithms (Fast Fourier Transform, etc.). These embedded data processing methods are relatively power

  10. Persuasion, Task Interruption and Health Regimen Timothy Bickmore, Daniel Mauer, Francisco Crespo, and Thomas Brown

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    Bickmore, Timothy

    and unhealthy dietary habits, are among the leading causes of death and chronic disease in the United States [21 in a relatively high compliance rate. However, as many recent studies in task interruption have shown other factors such as the emotional state of the user [15] and the modality of the interruption [1]. We

  11. LLAMA: An Adaptive Strategy for Performing Background Tasks on Mobile Denitsa Tilkidjieva, Nilanjan Banerjee

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    Rollins, Sami

    LLAMA: An Adaptive Strategy for Performing Background Tasks on Mobile Devices Denitsa Tilkidjieva that are always connected to a network and power supply, but it is not suitable for mobile devices that meet neither property. When they are not actively used, mobile devices often go into a power-saving state

  12. Multi-source software on multicore automotive ECUs -Combining runnable sequencing with task

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    Navet, Nicolas

    Multi-source software on multicore automotive ECUs - Combining runnable sequencing with task for computing power is quickly increasing in the automotive domain, car manu- facturers and tier-one suppliers requirements such as the ISO 26262 and the implementation of other automotive use-cases. These new features

  13. Technical task plan for testing filter box sorbent-paint filter test

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    Kilpatrick, L.L.

    1993-09-01

    At the Savannah River Plant, High Level Waste Engineering (HLWE) asked Interim Waste Technology (IWT) to choose and test a sorbent to add to the ITP filter box that meets the EPA requirement for land disposal of containerized liquid hazardous wastes per Paint Filter Liquids (PFL) test method 9095. This report outlines the process to be used in accomplishing this task.

  14. Temperature aware Task Sequencing and Voltage Scaling Ramkumar Jayaseelan Tulika Mitra

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    Mitra, Tulika

    sequencing heuristic achieves peak temperature within 0.5oC of the optimal solution and 7.47oC lower an iterative algorithm that combines task sequencing with voltage scaling to further lower the peak temperature technology [4], [11]. Thus thermal management and innovative cooling solutions have become important aspects

  15. Towards Energy Aware Scheduling for Precedence Constrained Parallel Tasks in a Cluster with DVFS

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    thus reducing the jobs' energy consumption. The green Service Level Agreement (SLA) is introduced in this research. By negotiating with users via green SLA, an energy-performance tradeoff algorithm is developedTowards Energy Aware Scheduling for Precedence Constrained Parallel Tasks in a Cluster with DVFS

  16. Experimental Analysis of Task-based Energy Consumption in Cloud Computing Systems

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    Schneider, Jean-Guy

    computing, green cloud, energy consumption, performance analysis, energy efficiency. 1. INTRODUCTION Cloud in green cloud computing systems [4]. Many efforts have been made to improve the energy efficiency of cloudExperimental Analysis of Task-based Energy Consumption in Cloud Computing Systems Feifei Chen, John

  17. The neural correlates of statistical learning in a word segmentation task: An fMRI study

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    Aslin, Richard N.

    history: Available online xxxx Keywords: fMRI Statistical learning Word segmentation Artificial language of this statistical learning mechanism in the do- main of language acquisition (see also Saffran, Aslin, & NewportThe neural correlates of statistical learning in a word segmentation task: An fMRI study Elisabeth

  18. The neural correlates of statistical learning in a word segmentation task: An fMRI study

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    Aslin, Richard N.

    language Sequence learning Broca's area LIFG a b s t r a c t Functional magnetic resonance imaging (f of this statistical learning mechanism in the do- main of language acquisition (see also Saffran, Aslin, & NewportThe neural correlates of statistical learning in a word segmentation task: An fMRI study Elisabeth

  19. Combining Task-and Data Parallelism to Speed up Protein Folding on a Desktop Grid Platform

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    Taufer, Michela

    Combining Task- and Data Parallelism to Speed up Protein Folding on a Desktop Grid Platform Is efficient protein folding possible with CHARMM on the United Devices MetaProcessor? B. Uk1 , M. Taufer1 parallelism and might not fit the needs for protein folding simulations with explicit water molecules. A short

  20. Financial Success Planning Tasks Granting Third Party Access in One.iu

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    References: Enter the information for your two personal references. Step 3 Terms & Conditions: Read the termsFinancial Success Planning Tasks Granting Third Party Access in One.iu 1. Search "3rd party" 2.iu 1. Search "title iv" 2. Click on "Financial Aid Student Authorizations" tile 3. Complete online form

  1. Decomposition of Human Motion into Dynamics Based Primitives with Application to Drawing Tasks

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    Murray, Richard M.

    a possible crime. Other applications include video-games and animation where virtual human motion is basedDecomposition of Human Motion into Dynamics Based Primitives with Application to Drawing Tasks D dynamical systems and systems identification we develop a framework for the study of primitives for human

  2. Decomposition of Human Motion into Dynamics Based Primitives with Application to Drawing Tasks

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    Murray, Richard M.

    to prevent a possible crime. Other applications include video-games and animation where virtual human motionDecomposition of Human Motion into Dynamics Based Primitives with Application to Drawing Tasks D dynamical systems and systems identification we develop a framework for the study of primitives for human

  3. A Hierarchical Task Model for Dispatching in Computer-Assisted Demand-Responsive Paratransit Operation

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    Dessouky, Maged

    A Hierarchical Task Model for Dispatching in Computer- Assisted Demand-Responsive Paratransit Model for Dispatching in Computer-Assisted Demand-Responsive Paratransit Operation ABSTRACT, Dispatch Training #12;1 INTRODUCTION Demand-responsive paratransit service is on the rise. For example

  4. Simulated Task Environment for HCI Analysis of NextGen Maricel Medina-Mora

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    in the transmission process, and a reduction in delays, leading to enhanced sector productivity and capacityGen, Data Comm, simulated task environment, system analysis and design, usability, party line. INTRODUCTION by a two-way data communication between controllers, automation and flight crews. Data Comm is an automated

  5. BATTERY AWARE TASK SCHEDULING FOR A SYSTEM-ON-A-CHIP USING VOLTAGE/CLOCK SCALING

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    Kambhampati, Subbarao

    BATTERY AWARE TASK SCHEDULING FOR A SYSTEM-ON-A-CHIP USING VOLTAGE/CLOCK SCALING Princey Chowdhury Engineering Tempe AZ 85287 ABSTRACT Battery lifetime is a critical parameter in the operation of mobile computing devices. The lifetime of such devices is directly dependent on the battery discharge profile

  6. A General Self-adaptive Task Scheduling System for Non-dedicated Heterogeneous Computing

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    Sun, Xian-He

    1 A General Self-adaptive Task Scheduling System for Non-dedicated Heterogeneous Computing Ming Wu outperforms current systems in scheduling large applications in a non- dedicated heterogeneous environment. 1 are for dedicated systems. By dedicated, we refer resources in the system serve the application in a dedicated

  7. A Web-Based Task-Tracking Collaboration System for the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model

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    Chen, Shu-Ching

    A Web-Based Task-Tracking Collaboration System for the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model Raul, FL 33199, U.S.A. hamids@fiu.edu Abstract--The Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model (FPHLM) is a large of residential insurance premiums as they relate to insured losses caused by hurricane winds. The modeling

  8. Energy-Efficient Task-Mapping for Data-Driven Sensor Network Macroprogramming

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    Flener, Pierre

    representing the flow of data among tasks assists the application developer in specifying the features of a WSN, and a battery. It is of great concern to reduce the energy consumption at each node before deploying the network in cases where the battery cannot be charged once it is drained [4]. In a WSN, a node is assigned

  9. The Use Of Computational Human Performance Modeling As Task Analysis Tool

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    Jacuqes Hugo; David Gertman

    2012-07-01

    During a review of the Advanced Test Reactor safety basis at the Idaho National Laboratory, human factors engineers identified ergonomic and human reliability risks involving the inadvertent exposure of a fuel element to the air during manual fuel movement and inspection in the canal. There were clear indications that these risks increased the probability of human error and possible severe physical outcomes to the operator. In response to this concern, a detailed study was conducted to determine the probability of the inadvertent exposure of a fuel element. Due to practical and safety constraints, the task network analysis technique was employed to study the work procedures at the canal. Discrete-event simulation software was used to model the entire procedure as well as the salient physical attributes of the task environment, such as distances walked, the effect of dropped tools, the effect of hazardous body postures, and physical exertion due to strenuous tool handling. The model also allowed analysis of the effect of cognitive processes such as visual perception demands, auditory information and verbal communication. The model made it possible to obtain reliable predictions of operator performance and workload estimates. It was also found that operator workload as well as the probability of human error in the fuel inspection and transfer task were influenced by the concurrent nature of certain phases of the task and the associated demand on cognitive and physical resources. More importantly, it was possible to determine with reasonable accuracy the stages as well as physical locations in the fuel handling task where operators would be most at risk of losing their balance and falling into the canal. The model also provided sufficient information for a human reliability analysis that indicated that the postulated fuel exposure accident was less than credible.

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    of other medical examinations (including baseline, voluntary, return-to-work, fitness for duty, and termination) per year 2 (NETL Albany), 86 (NETL Morgantown), and 70 (NETL...

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorking With U.S. Coal StocksSuppliers Tag:TakeSeptember

  12. O R I G I N A L A R T I C L E Reward Motivation Enhances Task Coding

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    O R I G I N A L A R T I C L E Reward Motivation Enhances Task Coding in Frontoparietal Cortex Joset: jetzel@artsci.wustl.edu Abstract Reward motivation often enhances task performance, but the neural analysis (MVPA) approach to test the hypothesis that motivation-related enhancement of cognitive control

  13. The Cambridge Car Memory Test: A task matched in format to the Cambridge Face Memory Test, with norms, reliability,

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    Duchaine, Bradley C.

    The Cambridge Car Memory Test: A task matched in format to the Cambridge Face Memory Test a prosopagnosic shows a face-specific or object- general deficit). Here, we present such a task. Our Cambridge Car higher than the mean for females. We demonstrate independence between face memory and car memory

  14. Multi-UAV Network Control through Dynamic Task Allocation: Ensuring Data-Rate and Bit-Error-Rate Support

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    Multi-UAV Network Control through Dynamic Task Allocation: Ensuring Data-Rate and Bit-Error-Rate Support Andrew Kopeikin, Sameera S. Ponda, Luke B. Johnson, and Jonathan P. How Abstract-- A multi-UAV distributed task allocation to engage under-utilized UAVs to serve as communication relays and to ensure

  15. FOCUS ON STUDENTS: Principal's Task Force on Student Life and Learning at McGill Final Report

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    FOCUS ON STUDENTS: Principal's Task Force on Student Life and Learning at McGill Final Report, the Principal's Task Force on Student Life and Learning at McGill was struck by Principal Heather Munroe mandate to review issues affecting student life and learning at McGill, and has aimed to make a small

  16. Emergency Work Y N LBNL Subcontractor Pre-Task Hazard Analysis Company Name: Project Name: Location: Date: .

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    Eisen, Michael

    Emergency Work Y N LBNL Subcontractor Pre-Task Hazard Analysis Company Name: Project Name: Location: Date: . Complete this form per task, per day. 1. Fill in the project name, location and date. 2. List potential hazards involved with each work step. 4. List Safety Controls to mitigate those hazards. 5. Have

  17. Technical Report: CS-TR-2013-010, UTSA Scheduling Algorithms for Elastic Mixed-Criticality Tasks in Multicore Systems

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    Zhu, Dakai

    -oriented functionality (e.g., cap- turing photos in unmanned aerial vehicles) [1]. Note that, in general, the flight-criticalTechnical Report: CS-TR-2013-010, UTSA Scheduling Algorithms for Elastic Mixed-Criticality Tasks--The Elastic Mixed-Criticality (E-MC) task model and an Early-Release EDF (ER-EDF) scheduling algorithm have

  18. Stochastic, Utility Accrual Real-Time Scheduling with Task-Level and System-Level Timeliness Assurances

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    Ravindran, Binoy

    Stochastic, Utility Accrual Real-Time Scheduling with Task-Level and System-Level Timeliness increasing interests and success in the context of Utility Accrual (UA) scheduling. However, few analytical results, such as bounds on task-level and system-level accrued utilities are known. In this paper, we

  19. IEA Bioenergy Task 42 on Biorefineries: Co-production of fuels, chemicals, power and materials from biomass

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    : national bioenergy production, non-energetic biomass use, bioenergy related policy goals, national oil1 IEA Bioenergy Task 42 on Biorefineries: Co-production of fuels, chemicals, power and materials developed by the members of IEA Bioenergy Task 42 on Biorefinery: Co-production of Fuels, Chemicals, Power

  20. Two-arm manipulation tasks with friction assisted grasping Jaydev P. Desai, Milos Zefran and Vijay Kumar

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    Zefran, Milo?

    Two-arm manipulation tasks with friction assisted grasping Jaydev P. Desai, Milos Zefran and Vijay is to study human dual arm manipulation tasks and to develop a com- putational model that predicts the trajectories and the force distribution for the coordination of two arms moving an object between two given

  1. Selecting Task-Relevant Sources for Just-in-Time Retrieval Just-in-time" information systems monitor their

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    systems monitor their users' tasks, anticipate task-based information needs, and proactively provide, the burden of nding the right information increases as well. Just- in-time" information systems shield, identi es relevant con- tent areas, and provides area information to the sys- tem. The system

  2. Engineering task plan for the annual revision of the rotary mode core sampling system safety equipment list

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    BOGER, R.M.

    1999-05-13

    This Engineering Task Plan addresses an effort to provide an update to the RMCS Systems 3 and 4 SEL and DCM in order to incorporate the changes to the authorization basis implemented by HNF-SD-WM-BIO-001, Rev. 0 (Draft), Addendum 5 , Safety Analysis for Rotary Mode Core Sampling. Responsibilities, task description, cost estimate, and schedule are presented.

  3. A Heart for Interaction: Physiological Entrainment and Behavioral Coordination in a Collective, Creative Construction Task

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    Fusaroli, Riccardo; Roepstoff, Andreas; Tylén, Kristian

    2015-01-01

    Interpersonal physiological entrainment is increasingly argued to underlie rapport, empathy and even team performance. Inspired by the model of interpersonal synergy, we investigate the presence, temporal development, possible mechanisms and impact of interpersonal heart rate entrainment during individual and collective creative LEGO construction tasks. In Study 1 we show how HR entrainment is driven by a plurality of sources including task constraints and behavioral coordination. Generally, HR entrainment is more prevalent in individual trials (involving participants doing the same things) than in collective ones (involving participants taking turns and performing complementary actions). However, when contrasted against virtual pairs, collective trials display more stable HR entrainment supporting the idea that online social interaction plays a role. Furthermore, HR entrainment is found to grow across collective but not individual trials. In Study 2 we further show that in collective trials the dynamics of H...

  4. Innovative nuclear thermal propulsion technology evaluation: Results of the NASA/DOE Task Team study

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    Howe, S. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Borowski, S. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH (United States). Lewis Research Center); Motloch, C. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Helms, I. (Nuclear Utility Services, Damascus, MD (United States)); Diaz, N.; Anghaie, S. (Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States)); Latham, T. (United

    1991-01-01

    In response to findings from two NASA/DOE nuclear propulsion workshops held in the summer of 1990, six task teams were formed to continue evaluation of various nuclear propulsion concepts. The Task Team on Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) created the Innovative Concepts Subpanel to evaluate thermal propulsion concepts which did not utilize solid fuel. The Subpanel endeavored to evaluate each of the concepts on a level technological playing field,'' and to identify critical technologies, issues, and early proof-of-concept experiments. The concepts included the liquid core fission, the gas core fission, the fission foil reactors, explosively driven systems, fusion, and antimatter. The results of the studies by the panel will be provided. 13 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  5. Direct space-charge effects on the ILC damping rings: Task ForceReport

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    Venturini, Marco; Oide, Katsunobu

    2006-02-28

    In 2005 a global effort was initiated to conduct studies for a baseline recommendation for the various components of the International Linear Collider (ILC). Work for the damping rings was subdivided in a number of tasks. This Report contains the contribution to this effort by the Authors as Coordinators of the Task Force on space charge. (A slightly reduced version of this document can also be found as part of the ''Configuration Studies and Recommendations for the ILC Damping Rings'', Edts. A. Wolski, et al., LBNL-59449.) The studies documented in this Report were carried out for several of the reference lattices considered for the baseline recommendation. Space charge effects were found to be quite noticeable in the lattices with the longest circumference. Although it does not appear that they could prevent operation of any machine having such lattices they do favor a choice of a ring design with shorter ({approx}6km) circumference at 5 GeV.

  6. Selection of natural Gas Fired Advanced Turbine Systems (GFATS) program - Task 3. Topical report

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    1994-06-01

    Research continued on natural gas-fired turbines.The objective of Task 3 was to perform initial trade studies and select one engine system (Gas-Fired Advanced Turbine System [GFATS]) that the contractor could demonstrate, at full scale, in the 1998 to 2000 time frame. This report describes the results of the selection process. This task, including Allison internal management reviews of the selected system, has been completed. Allison`s approach to ATS is to offer an engine family that is based on the newest T406 high technology engine. This selection was based on a number of parameters including return on investment (ROI), internal rate of return (IRR) market size and potential sales into that market. This base engine family continues a history at Allison of converting flight engine products to industrial use.

  7. Comparing the Usefulness of Video and Map Information In Navigation Tasks

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    Curtis W. Nielsen; Michael A. Goodrich

    2006-03-01

    One of the fundamental aspects of robot teleoperation is the ability to successfully navigate a robot through an environment. We define successful navigation to mean that the robot minimizes collisions and arrives at the destination in a timely manner. Often video and map information is presented to a robot operator to aid in navigation tasks. This paper addresses the usefulness of map and video information in a navigation task by comparing a side-by-side (2D) representation and an integrated (3D) representation in both a simulated and a real world study. The results suggest that sometimes video is more helpful than a map and other times a map is more helpful than video. From a design perspective, an integrated representation seems to help navigation more than placing map and video side-by-side.

  8. Electric Vehicle Preparedness: Task 1, Assessment of Fleet Inventory for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

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    Schey, Stephen; Francfort, Jim

    2015-01-01

    Several U.S. Department of Defense-based studies were conducted to identify potential U.S. Department of Defense transportation systems that are strong candidates for introduction or expansion of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Task 1 included a survey of the inventory of non-tactical fleet vehicles at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) to characterize the fleet. This information and characterization will be used to select vehicles for monitoring that takes place during Task 2. This monitoring involves data logging of vehicle operation in order to identify the vehicle’s mission and travel requirements. Individual observations of these selected vehicles provide the basis for recommendations related to PEV adoption. It also identifies whether a battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (collectively referred to as PEVs) can fulfill the mission requirements and provides observations related to placement of PEV charging infrastructure.

  9. Waste Area Grouping 2 Remedial Investigation Phase 1 Seep Task data report: Contaminant source area assessment

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    Hicks, D.S.

    1996-03-01

    This report presents the findings of the Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 2, Phase 1 Remedial Investigation (RI) Seep Task efforts during 1993 and 1994 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The results presented here follow results form the first year of sampling, 1992, which are contained in the Phase 1 RI report for WAG 2 (DOE 1995a). The WAG 2 Seep Task efforts focused on contaminants in seeps, tributaries, and main streams within the White Oak Creek (WOC) watershed. This report is designed primarily as a reference for contaminants and a resource for guiding remedial decisions. Additional in-depth assessments of the Seep Task data may provide clearer understandings of contaminant transport from the different source areas in the WOC watershed. WAG 2 consists of WOC and its tributaries downstream of the ORNL main plant area, White Oak Lake, the White Oak Creek Embayment of the Clinch River, and the associated flood plains and subsurface environment. The WOC watershed encompasses ORNL and associated WAGs. WAG 2 acts as an integrator for contaminant releases from the contaminated sites at ORNL and as the conduit transporting contaminants to the Clinch River. The main objectives of the Seep Task were to identify and characterize seeps, tributaries and source areas that are responsible for the contaminant releases to the main streams in WAG 2 and to quantify their input to the total contaminant release from the watershed at White Oak Dam (WOD). Efforts focused on {sup 90}Sr, {sup 3}H, and {sup 137}Cs because these contaminants pose the greatest potential human health risk from water ingestion at WOD. Bimonthly sampling was conducted throughout the WOC watershed beginning in March 1993 and ending in August 1994. Samples were also collected for metals, anions, alkalinity, organics, and other radionuclides.

  10. Engineering characterization of ground motion. Task II. Summary report. Volume 5

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    Power, M.S.; Chang, C.Y.; Idriss, I.M.; Kennedy, R.P.

    1986-08-01

    This report presents the results of part of a two-task study on the engineering characterization of earthquake ground motion for nuclear power plant design. The overall objective of this research program sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) is to develop recommendations for methods for selecting design response spectra or acceleration time histories to be used to characterize motion at the foundation level of nuclear power plants.

  11. Engineering characterization of ground motion. Task II: soil structure interaction effects on structural response. Volume 4

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    Luco, J.E.; Wong, H.L.; Chang, C.Y.; Power, M.S.; Idriss, I.M.

    1986-08-01

    This report presents the results of part of a two-task study on the engineering characterization of earthquake ground motion for nuclear power plant design. The overall objective of this research program sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) is to develop recommendations for methods for selecting design response spectra or acceleration time histories to be used to characterize motion at the foundation level of nuclear power plants. 15 refs., 199 figs., 78 tabs.

  12. An analysis of the use of consultants to perform engineering tasks 

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    Nordstrom, Eric Martin

    1985-01-01

    AN ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF CONSULTANTS TO PERFORM ENGINEERING TASKS A Thesis by ERIC MARTIN NORDSTROM Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... Limitations 56 CHAPTER VII. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 62 REFERENCES APPENDIX A. DISTRICT QUESTIONNAIRE OUTLINE 64 66 APPENDIX B. CRC QUESTIONNAIRE 68 APPENDIX C. HISTORICAL DATA 70 APPENDIX D. PREDICTIVE COST RELATIONSHIPS 73 APPENDIX E. ONGOING PROJECT...

  13. Crew resource management training's effect on railroad crews' perceptions of task interdependence and teamwork 

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    Kyte, Tobin Bruce

    2008-10-10

    University; M.A., New York University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Winfred Arthur, Jr. The accuracy and similarity of team members’ perceptions regarding the interdependencies of their task as well as the criticality of teamwork behaviors... is essential to team performance. Unfortunately, these perceptions are not always accurate or similar, which has led to calls for research evaluating the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving these perceptions. The present study evaluated...

  14. IEA Wind Task 24 Integration of Wind and Hydropower Systems; Volume 2: Participant Case Studies

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    Acker, T.

    2011-12-01

    This report describes the background, concepts, issues and conclusions related to the feasibility of integrating wind and hydropower, as investigated by the members of IEA Wind Task 24. It is the result of a four-year effort involving seven IEA member countries and thirteen participating organizations. The companion report, Volume 2, describes in detail the study methodologies and participant case studies, and exists as a reference for this report.

  15. H2FIRST Reference Station Design Task: Project Deliverable 2-2

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum12,ExecutiveFinancing Programs |Reference Station Design Task Project Deliverable

  16. H2FIRST Reference Station Design Task: Stand-Alone Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum12,ExecutiveFinancing Programs |Reference Station Design Task Project

  17. Ferrocyanide Safety Project Task 3 Ferrocyanide Aging Studies FY 1993 annual report

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    Lilga, M.A.; Lumetta, M.R.; Schiefelbein, G.F.

    1993-10-01

    The Hanford Ferrocyanide Task Team is addressing issues involving ferrocyanide precipitates in single-shell waste storage tanks (SSTs), in particular the storage of waste in a safe manner. This Task Team, composed of researchers from Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC), Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), and outside consultants, was formed in response to the need for an updated analysis of safety questions about the Hanford ferrocyanide tanks. The Ferrocyanides Safety Project at PNL is part of the Waste Tank Safety Program led by WHC. The overall purpose of the WHC program, sponsored by the US Department of Energy`s Tank Farm Project Office, is to (1) maintain the ferrocyanide tanks with minimal risk of an accident, (2) select one or more strategies to assure safe storage, and (3) close out the unreviewed safety question (USQ). This annual report gives the results of the work conducted by PNL in FY 1993 on Task 3, Ferrocyanides Aging Studies, which deals with the aging behavior of simulated ferrocyanide wastes. Aging processes include the dissolution and hydrolysis of nickel ferrocyanides in high pH aqueous solutions. Investigated were the effects of pH variation; ionic strength and sodium ion concentration; the presence of anions such as phosphate, carbonate, and nitrate; temperature; and gamma radiation on solubility of ferrocyanide materials including In-Farm-lA, Rev. 4 flowsheet-prepared Na{sub 2}NiFe(CN){sub 6}.

  18. NERI PROJECT 99-119. TASK 2. DATA-DRIVEN PREDICTION OF PROCESS VARIABLES. FINAL REPORT

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    Upadhyaya, B.R.

    2003-04-10

    This report describes the detailed results for task 2 of DOE-NERI project number 99-119 entitled ''Automatic Development of Highly Reliable Control Architecture for Future Nuclear Power Plants''. This project is a collaboration effort between the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL,) The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and the North Carolina State University (NCSU). UTK is the lead organization for Task 2 under contract number DE-FG03-99SF21906. Under task 2 we completed the development of data-driven models for the characterization of sub-system dynamics for predicting state variables, control functions, and expected control actions. We have also developed the ''Principal Component Analysis (PCA)'' approach for mapping system measurements, and a nonlinear system modeling approach called the ''Group Method of Data Handling (GMDH)'' with rational functions, and includes temporal data information for transient characterization. The majority of the results are presented in detailed reports for Phases 1 through 3 of our research, which are attached to this report.

  19. ExM:System Support for Extreme-Scale, Many-Task Applications

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    Daniel S. Katz

    2011-05-31

    The ever-increasing power of supercomputer systems is both driving and enabling the emergence of new problem-solving methods that require the effi#12;cient execution of many concurrent and interacting tasks. Methodologies such as rational design (e.g., in materials science), uncertainty quanti#12;fication (e.g., in engineering), parameter estimation (e.g., for chemical and nuclear potential functions, and in economic energy systems modeling), massive dynamic graph pruning (e.g., in phylogenetic searches), Monte-Carlo- based iterative fi#12;xing (e.g., in protein structure prediction), and inverse modeling (e.g., in reservoir simulation) all have these requirements. These many-task applications frequently have aggregate computing needs that demand the fastest computers. For example, proposed next-generation climate model ensemble studies will involve 1,000 or more runs, each requiring 10,000 cores for a week, to characterize model sensitivity to initial condition and parameter uncertainty. The goal of the ExM project is to achieve the technical advances required to execute such many-task applications efficiently, reliably, and easily on petascale and exascale computers. In this way, we will open up extreme-scale computing to new problem solving methods and application classes. In this document, we report on combined technical progress of the collaborative ExM project, and the institutional #12;financial status of the portion of the project at University of Chicago, over the #12;rst 8 months (through April 30, 2011)

  20. Field Testing of a Wet FGD Additive for Enhanced Mercury Control - Task 3 Full-scale Test Results

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    Gary Blythe

    2007-05-01

    This Topical Report summarizes progress on Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-04NT42309, 'Field Testing of a Wet FGD Additive'. The objective of the project is to demonstrate the use of a flue gas desulfurization (FGD) additive, Degussa Corporation's TMT-15, to prevent the reemission of elemental mercury (Hg{sup 0}) in flue gas exiting wet FGD systems on coal-fired boilers. Furthermore, the project intends to demonstrate whether the additive can be used to precipitate most of the mercury (Hg) removed in the wet FGD system as a fine TMT salt that can be separated from the FGD liquor and bulk solid byproducts for separate disposal. The project is conducting pilot- and full-scale tests of the TMT-15 additive in wet FGD absorbers. The tests are intended to determine required additive dosages to prevent Hg{sup 0} reemissions and to separate mercury from the normal FGD byproducts for three coal types: Texas lignite/Power River Basin (PRB) coal blend, high-sulfur Eastern bituminous coal, and low-sulfur Eastern bituminous coal. The project team consists of URS Group, Inc., EPRI, TXU Generation Company LP, Southern Company, and Degussa Corporation. TXU Generation has provided the Texas lignite/PRB cofired test site for pilot FGD tests, Monticello Steam Electric Station Unit 3. Southern Company is providing the low-sulfur Eastern bituminous coal host site for wet scrubbing tests, as well as the pilot- and full-scale jet bubbling reactor (JBR) FGD systems to be tested. IPL, an AES company, provided the high-sulfur Eastern bituminous coal full-scale FGD test site and cost sharing. Degussa Corporation is providing the TMT-15 additive and technical support to the test program as cost sharing. The project is being conducted in six tasks. Of the six project tasks, Task 1 involves project planning and Task 6 involves management and reporting. The other four tasks involve field testing on FGD systems, either at pilot or full scale. The four tasks include: Task 2 - Pilot Additive Testing in Texas Lignite Flue Gas; Task 3 - Full-scale FGD Additive Testing in High-sulfur Eastern Bituminous Flue Gas; Task 4 - Pilot Wet Scrubber Additive Tests at Plant Yates; and Task 5 - Full-scale Additive Tests at Plant Yates. The pilot-scale tests were completed in 2005 and have been previously reported. This topical report presents the results from the Task 3 full-scale additive tests, conducted at IPL's Petersburg Station Unit 2. The Task 5 full-scale additive tests will be conducted later in calendar year 2007.

  1. Engineering characterization of ground motion. Task I. Effects of characteristics of free-field motion on structural response

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    Kennedy, R.P.; Short, S.A.; Merz, K.L.; Tokarz, F.J.; Idriss, I.M.; Power, M.S.; Sadigh, K.

    1984-05-01

    This report presents the results of the first task of a two-task study on the engineering characterization of earthquake ground motion for nuclear power plant design. The overall objective of this study is to develop recommendations for methods for selecting design response spectra or acceleration time histories to be used to characterize motion at the foundation level of nuclear power plants. Task I of the study develops a basis for selecting design response spectra, taking into account the characteristics of free-field ground motion found to be significant in causing structural damage.

  2. Dissociation between arithmetic relatedness and distance effects is modulated by task properties: An ERP study comparing explicit vs. implicit arithmetic processing

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    Avancini, Chiara; Galfano, Giovanni; Sz?cs, Dénes

    2014-10-15

    Event-related potential (ERP) studies have detected several characteristic consecutive amplitude modulations in both implicit and explicit mental arithmetic tasks. Implicit tasks typically focused on the arithmetic relatedness effect (in which...

  3. Wind Supply Curves and Location Scenarios in the West: Summary of the Clean and Diverse Energy Wind Task Force Report; Preprint

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    Milligan, M.; Parsons, B.; Shimshak, R.; Larson, D.; Carr, T.

    2006-06-01

    This paper presents supply curves and scenarios that were developed by the Wind Task Force. Much of this information has been adapted from the original Wind Task Force report.

  4. Report of the Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage

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    2010-08-01

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) refers to a set of technologies that can greatly reduce carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) emissions from new and existing coal- and gas-fired power plants, industrial processes, and other stationary sources of CO{sub 2}. In its application to electricity generation, CCS could play an important role in achieving national and global greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. However, widespread cost-effective deployment of CCS will occur only if the technology is commercially available and a supportive national policy framework is in place. In keeping with that objective, on February 3, 2010, President Obama established an Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage composed of 14 Executive Departments and Federal Agencies. The Task Force, co-chaired by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was charged with proposing a plan to overcome the barriers to the widespread, cost-effective deployment of CCS within ten years, with a goal of bringing five to ten commercial demonstration projects online by 2016. Composed of more than 100 Federal employees, the Task Force examined challenges facing early CCS projects as well as factors that could inhibit widespread commercial deployment of CCS. In developing the findings and recommendations outlined in this report, the Task Force relied on published literature and individual input from more than 100 experts and stakeholders, as well as public comments submitted to the Task Force. The Task Force also held a large public meeting and several targeted stakeholder briefings. While CCS can be applied to a variety of stationary sources of CO{sub 2}, its application to coal-fired power plant emissions offers the greatest potential for GHG reductions. Coal has served as an important domestic source of reliable, affordable energy for decades, and the coal industry has provided stable and quality high-paying jobs for American workers. At the same time, coal-fired power plants are the largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and coal combustion accounts for 40 percent of global carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) emissions from the consumption of energy. EPA and Energy Information Administration (EIA) assessments of recent climate and energy legislative proposals show that, if available on a cost-effective basis, CCS can over time play a large role in reducing the overall cost of meeting domestic emissions reduction targets. By playing a leadership role in efforts to develop and deploy CCS technologies to reduce GHG emissions, the United States can preserve the option of using an affordable, abundant, and domestic energy resource, help improve national security, help to maximize production from existing oil fields through enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and assist in the creation of new technologies for export. While there are no insurmountable technological, legal, institutional, regulatory or other barriers that prevent CCS from playing a role in reducing GHG emissions, early CCS projects face economic challenges related to climate policy uncertainty, first-of-a-kind technology risks, and the current high cost of CCS relative to other technologies. Administration analyses of proposed climate change legislation suggest that CCS technologies will not be widely deployed in the next two decades absent financial incentives that supplement projected carbon prices. In addition to the challenges associated with cost, these projects will need to meet regulatory requirements that are currently under development. Long-standing regulatory programs are being adapted to meet the circumstances of CCS, but limited experience and institutional capacity at the Federal and State level may hinder implementation of CCS-specific requirements. Key legal issues, such as long-term liability and property rights, also need resolution. A climate policy designed to reduce our Nation's GHG emissions is the most important step for commercial deployment of low-carbon technologies such as CCS, because it will create a stable, long-term framework for p

  5. Dual tasking, executive functioning and socio-behavioural functioning in healthy ageing and Alzheimer’s Disease. 

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    Crompton, Catherine

    2011-06-29

    This between groups experimental design study explores the relationship between executive functioning, dual task ability and socio-behavioural performance in healthy ageing. Case study methodology was also used to explore ...

  6. Effect of carbohydrate and carbohydrate-protein supplementation on power performance in collegiate football players performing a simulated game task 

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    Crawford, Glenda Elane

    2007-04-25

    anaerobic exercise bouts simulating a football game task was altered when consuming a carbohydrate-protein (CP) beverage versus either a carbohydrate-only (C) beverage or a placebo (P). Methods: Eighteen collegiate male football players participated...

  7. Abstract--In models of imperfect competition of deregulated electricity markets, the key task is to find the Nash equilibrium

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    Baldick, Ross

    1 Abstract--In models of imperfect competition of deregulated electricity markets, the key task techniques are adopted in this paper. Two example application problems arising from electricity markets Terms-- Bimatrix Game, Complementarity Problem, Deregulation, Dominated Strategy, Electric Power Market

  8. A seven-year effort of the PICES CCCC MODEL Task Team culminates in a dedicated issue of Ecological Modelling

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    27 A seven-year effort of the PICES CCCC MODEL Task Team culminates in a dedicated issue For Including Saury and Herring) in a dedicated issue of Ecological Modelling. These contributions represent

  9. Yarbus lives: a foveated exploration of how task influences saccadic eye movements Jonathan D. Nelson*, Garrison W. Cottrell^, Javier R. Movellan^^ and Martin I. Sereno*

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    Nelson, Jonathan D.

    Yarbus lives: a foveated exploration of how task influences saccadic eye movements Jonathan D different tasks, with the same stimulus images. Tasks varied from ascertaining the weather, to free viewing imaging. Science 268:889-893. Images, left to right, from: home.fujifilm.com/efa/, indospectrum

  10. One Size Does Not Fit All: Human Failure Event Decomposition and Task Analysis

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    Ronald Laurids Boring, PhD

    2014-09-01

    In the probabilistic safety assessments (PSAs) used in the nuclear industry, human failure events (HFEs) are determined as a subset of hardware failures, namely those hardware failures that could be triggered or exacerbated by human action or inaction. This approach is top-down, starting with hardware faults and deducing human contributions to those faults. Elsewhere, more traditionally human factors driven approaches would tend to look at opportunities for human errors first in a task analysis and then identify which of those errors is risk significant. The intersection of top-down and bottom-up approaches to defining HFEs has not been carefully studied. Ideally, both approaches should arrive at the same set of HFEs. This question remains central as human reliability analysis (HRA) methods are generalized to new domains like oil and gas. The HFEs used in nuclear PSAs tend to be top-down—defined as a subset of the PSA—whereas the HFEs used in petroleum quantitative risk assessments (QRAs) are more likely to be bottom-up—derived from a task analysis conducted by human factors experts. The marriage of these approaches is necessary in order to ensure that HRA methods developed for top-down HFEs are also sufficient for bottom-up applications. In this paper, I first review top-down and bottom-up approaches for defining HFEs and then present a seven-step guideline to ensure a task analysis completed as part of human error identification decomposes to a level suitable for use as HFEs. This guideline illustrates an effective way to bridge the bottom-up approach with top-down requirements.

  11. Underground Coal Thermal Treatment Task 6 Topical Report, Utah Clean Coal Program

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    Smith, P.J.; Deo, M.; Edding, E.G.; Hradisky, M.; Kelly, K.E.; Krumm, R.; Sarofim, Adel; Wang, D.

    2014-08-15

    The long-term objective of this task is to develop a transformational energy production technology by in- situ thermal treatment of a coal seam for the production of substitute natural gas and/or liquid transportation fuels while leaving much of the coal’s carbon in the ground. This process converts coal to a high-efficiency, low-greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting fuel. It holds the potential of providing environmentally acceptable access to previously unusable coal resources. This task focused on three areas: • Experimental. The Underground Coal Thermal Treatment (UCTT) team focused on experiments at two scales, bench-top and slightly larger, to develop data to understand the feasibility of a UCTT process as well as to develop validation/uncertainty quantification (V/UQ) data for the simulation team. • Simulation. The investigators completed development of High Performance Computing (HPC) simulations of UCTT. This built on our simulation developments over the course of the task and included the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)- based tools to perform HPC simulations of a realistically sized domain representative of an actual coal field located in Utah. • CO2 storage. In order to help determine the amount of CO2 that can be sequestered in a coal formation that has undergone UCTT, adsorption isotherms were performed on coals treated to 325, 450, and 600°C with slow heating rates. Raw material was sourced from the Sufco (Utah), Carlinville (Illinois), and North Antelope (Wyoming) mines. The study indicated that adsorptive capacity for the coals increased with treatment temperature and that coals treated to 325°C showed less or similar capacity to the untreated coals.

  12. Final report: Task 4a.2 20% wind scenario assessment of electric grid operational features

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    Toole, Gasper L.

    2009-01-01

    Wind integration modeling in electricity generation capacity expansion models is important in that these models are often used to inform political or managerial decisions. Poor representation of wind technology leads to under-estimation of wind's contribution to future energy scenarios which may hamper growth of the industry. The NREL's Wind Energy Deployment System (WinDS) model provides the most detailed representation of geographically disperse renewable resources and the optimization of transmission expansion to access these resources. Because WinDS was selected as the primary modeling tool for the 20% Wind Energy by 2030 study, it is the ideal tool for supplemental studies of the transmission expansion results. However, as the wind industry grows and knowledge related to the wind resource and integration of wind energy into the electric system develops, the WinDS model must be continually improved through additional data and innovative algorithms to capture the primary effects of variable wind generation. The detailed representation of wind technology in the WinDS model can be used to provide improvements to the simplified representation of wind technology in other capacity expansion models. This task did not employ the WinDS model, but builds from it and its results. Task 4a.2 provides an assessment of the electric grid operational features of the 20% Wind scenario and was conducted using power flow models accepted by the utility industry. Tasks 2 provides information regarding the physical flow of electricity on the electric grid which is a critical aspect of infrastructure expansion scenarios. Expanding transmission infrastructure to access remote wind resource in a physically realizable way is essential to achieving 20% wind energy by 2030.

  13. The Relationships of Media, Task, Spatial Presence, and Critical Thinking, in an Online Tutorial Designed to Teach Art Criticism 

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    Wood, Nancy O

    2013-11-08

    THE RELATIONSHIPS OF MEDIA, TASK, SPATIAL PRESENCE, AND CRITICAL THINKING, IN AN ONLINE TUTORIAL DESIGNED TO TEACH ART CRITICISM A Dissertation by NANCY OSTERBERG WOOD Submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies of Texas A&M University... in an online research tutorial. The four conditions comprised two levels of two factors: Media and Task. The two Media were Static, represented by a linked jpeg image of the artwork; and Dynamic Manipulation represented by an interactive Adobe Flash version...

  14. DE-AI26-06NT42878 - Alaminos Canyon Task | netl.doe.gov

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  15. PWR FLECHT SEASET unblocked bundle, forced and gravity reflood task data report. Volume 1

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    Loftus, M.J.; Hochreiter, L.E.; Conway, C.E.; Dodge, C.E.; Tong, A.; Rosal, E.R.; Valkovic, M.M.; Wong, S.

    1981-09-01

    This report presents data from the Unblocked Bundle, Forced and Gravity Reflood Task of the Full-Length Emergency Core Heat Transfer Separate Effects and Systems Effects Tests (FLECHT SEASET) program. The tests consisted of forced and gravity reflood experiments and steam cooling tests, using electrical heater rods to simulate current nuclear fuel arrays (similar to Westinghouse 17 x 17 assemblies) of PWR and PWR fuel vendors. Data obtained include rod clad temperatures, turnaround and quench times, heat transfer coefficients, inlet flooding rates, overall mass balance, differential pressures and calculated void fractions in the test section, thimble wall and steam temperatures, and exhaust steam and liquid carryover rates.

  16. PWR FLECHT SEASET unblocked bundle, forced and gravity reflood task data report. Volume 2. Appendix C

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    Loftus, M.J.; Hochreiter, L.E.; Conway, C.E.; Dodge, C.E.; Tong, A.; Rosal, E.R.; Valkovic, M.M.; Wong, S.

    1981-09-01

    This report presents data from the Unblocked Bundle, Forced and Gravity Reflood Task of the Full-Length Emergency Core Heat Transfer Separate Effects and Systems Effects Tests (FLECHT SEASET) program. The tests consisted of forced and gravity reflood experiments and steam cooling tests, using electrical heater rods to simulate current nuclear fuel arrays (similar to Westinghouse 17 x 17 assemblies) of PWR and PWR fuel vendors. Data obtained include rod clad temperatures, turnaround and quench times, heat transfer coefficients, inlet flooding rates, overall mass balance, differential pressures and calculated void fractions in the test section, thimble wall and steam temperatures, and exhaust steam and liquid carryover rates.

  17. Numerical simulation of gas dynamics and heat exchange tasks in fuel assemblies of the nuclear reactors

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    Zhuchenko, S. V.

    2014-11-12

    This report presents a PC-based program for solution gas dynamics and heat exchange mathematical tasks in fuel assemblies of the fast-neutron nuclear reactors. A fuel assembly consisting of bulk heat-generating elements, which are integrated together by the system of supply and pressure manifolds, is examined. Spherical heat-generating microelements, which contain nuclear fuel, are pulled into the heat-generating elements. Gaseous coolant proceed from supply manifolds to heat-generating elements, where it withdraws the nuclear reaction heat and assembles in pressure manifolds.

  18. International PV QA Task Force's Proposed Comparative Rating System for PV Modules: Preprint

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    Wohlgemuth, J.; Kurtz, S.

    2014-10-01

    The International PV Quality Assurance Task Force is developing a rating system that provides comparative information about the relative durability of PV modules. Development of accelerated stress tests that can provide such comparative information is seen as a major step toward being able to predict PV module service life. This paper will provide details of the ongoing effort to determine the format of such an overall module rating system. The latest proposal is based on using three distinct climate zones as defined in IEC 60721-2-1 for two different mounting systems. Specific stresses beyond those used in the qualification tests are being developed for each of the selected climate zones.

  19. Task 2: Materials for Advanced Boiler and Oxy-combustion Systems

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    Holcolm, Gordon R.; McGhee, Barry

    2009-05-01

    The PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the tasks for the project: Characterize advanced boiler (oxy-fuel combustion, biomass co-fired) gas compositions and ash deposits; Generate critical data on the effects of environmental conditions; develop a unified test method with a view to future standardization; Generate critical data for coating systems for use in advanced boiler systems; Generate critical data for flue gas recycle piping materials for oxy-fuel systems; and, Compile materials performance data from laboratory and pilot plant exposures of candidate alloys for use in advanced boiler systems.

  20. Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration (OC3) for IEA Wind Task 23 Offshore Wind Technology and Deployment

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    Jonkman, J.; Musial, W.

    2010-12-01

    This final report for IEA Wind Task 23, Offshore Wind Energy Technology and Deployment, is made up of two separate reports, Subtask 1: Experience with Critical Deployment Issues and Subtask 2: Offshore Code Comparison Collaborative (OC3). Subtask 1 discusses ecological issues and regulation, electrical system integration, external conditions, and key conclusions for Subtask 1. Subtask 2 included here, is the larger of the two volumes and contains five chapters that cover background information and objectives of Subtask 2 and results from each of the four phases of the project.

  1. Task Order Awarded to Small Business for Natural Gas Services | Department

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  2. Environmental management technology demonstration and commercialization: Tasks 2, 3, 4, and 8. Semiannual report, October 1994--March 1995

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    Hawthorne, S.B.; Ness, R.O. Jr.; Nowok, J.W.; Pflughoeft-Hassett, D.; Hurley, J.P.; Steadman, E.N.

    1995-05-01

    The objective of the Environmental Management program at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) is to develop, demonstrate, and commercialize technologies that address the environmental management needs of contaminated sites, including characterization, sensors, and monitoring; low-level mixed waste processing; material disposition technology; improved waste forms; in situ containment and remediation; and efficient separation technologies for radioactive wastes. Task 2 is the extraction and analysis of pollutant organics from contaminated solids using off-line supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and on-line SFE-infrared spectroscopy. Task 3, pyrolysis of plastics, has as its objectives to develop a commercial process to significantly reduce the volume of mixed-plastics-paper-resin waste contaminated with low-level radioactive material; concentrate contaminants in a collectible form; and determine the distribution and form of contaminants after pyrolysis of the mixed waste. Task 4, stabilization of vitrified wastes, has as its objectives to (1) demonstrate a waste vitrification procedure for enhanced stabilization of waste materials and (2) develop a testing protocol to understand the long-term leaching behavior of the stabilized waste form. The primary objective of Task 8, Management and reporting, is coordination of this project with other programs and opportunities. In addition, management oversight will be maintained to ensure that tasks are completed and coordinated as planned and that deliverables are submitted in a timely manner. Accomplishments to date is each task are described. 62 refs.

  3. Completing Pre-Pilot Tasks To Scale Up Biomass Fractionation Pretreatment Apparatus From Batch To Continuous

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    Dick Wingerson

    2004-12-15

    PureVision Technology, Inc. (PureVision) was the recipient of a $200,000 Invention and Innovations (I&I) grant from the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) to complete prepilot tasks in order to scale up its patented biomass fractionation pretreatment apparatus from batch to continuous processing. The initial goal of the I&I program, as detailed in PureVision's original application to the DOE, was to develop the design criteria to build a small continuous biomass fractionation pilot apparatus utilizing a retrofitted extruder with a novel screw configuration to create multiple reaction zones, separated by dynamic plugs within the reaction chamber that support the continuous counter-flow of liquids and solids at elevated temperature and pressure. Although the ultimate results of this 27-month I&I program exceeded the initial expectations, some of the originally planned tasks were not completed due to a modification of direction in the program. PureVision achieved its primary milestone by establishing the design criteria for a continuous process development unit (PDU). In addition, PureVision was able to complete the procurement, assembly, and initiate shake down of the PDU at Western Research Institute (WRI) in Laramie, WY during August 2003 to February 2004. During the month of March 2004, PureVision and WRI performed initial testing of the continuous PDU at WRI.

  4. Performance Task using Video Analysis and Modelling to promote K12 eight practices of science

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    Wee, Loo Kang

    2015-01-01

    We will share on the use of Tracker as a pedagogical tool in the effective learning and teaching of physics performance tasks taking root in some Singapore Grade 9 (Secondary 3) schools. We discuss the pedagogical use of Tracker help students to be like scientists in these 6 to 10 weeks where all Grade 9 students are to conduct a personal video analysis and where appropriate the 8 practices of sciences (1. ask question, 2. use models, 3. Plan and carry out investigation, 4. Analyse and interpret data, 5. Using mathematical and computational thinking, 6. Construct explanations, 7. Discuss from evidence and 8. Communicating information). We will situate our sharing on actual students work and discuss how tracker could be an effective pedagogical tool. Initial research findings suggest that allowing learners conduct performance task using Tracker, a free open source video analysis and modelling tool, guided by the 8 practices of sciences and engineering, could be an innovative and effective way to mentor authent...

  5. Stabilization of vitrified wastes: Task 4. Topical report, October 1994--September 1995

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    Nowok, J.W.; Pflughoeft-Hassett, D.F.; Hassett, D.J.; Hurley, J.P.

    1995-09-01

    The goal of this task was to work with private industry to refine existing vitrification processes to produce a more stable vitrified product. The initial objectives were to (1) demonstrate a waste vitrification procedure for enhanced stabilization of waste materials and (2) develop a testing protocol to understand the long-term leaching behavior of the stabilized waste form. The testing protocol was expected to be based on a leaching procedure called the synthetic groundwater leaching procedure (SGLP). This task will contribute to the US DOE`s identified technical needs in waste characterization, low-level mixed-waste processing, disposition technology, and improved waste forms. The proposed work was to proceed over 4 years in the following steps: literature surveys to aid in the selection and characterization of test mixtures for vitrification, characterization of optimized vitrified test wastes using advanced leaching protocols, and refinement and demonstration of vitrification methods leading to commercialization. For this year, literature surveys were completed, and computer modeling was performed to determine the feasibility of removing heavy metals from a waste during vitrification, thereby reducing the hazardous nature of the vitrified material and possibly producing a commercial metal concentrate. This report describes the following four subtasks: survey of vitrification technologies; survey of cleanup sites; selection and characterization of test mixtures for vitrification and crystallization; and selection of crystallization methods based on thermochemistry modeling.

  6. Task 3.0: Advanced power systems. Semi-annual report, April 1--June 30, 1993

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    McCollor, D.P.; Zygarlicke, C.J.; Mann, M.D.; Willson, W.G.; Hurley, J.P.

    1993-07-01

    A variety of activities are incorporated into the Advanced Power Systems program. Tasks included are (1) fuel utilization properties, (2) pressurized combustion, (3) catalytic gasification, and (4) hot-gas cleanup. ATRAN is stochastic and combines initial coal inorganics in a random manner in order to predict the resulting fly ash particle size and composition. ASHPERT, is an expert system yielding a first-order estimate of fly ash size and composition. Both models are designed to emulate pulverized-coal combustion. Input data required include identity, chemistry, size, quantity, and mineral-to-coal associations. The pressurized combustion task has focused on the construction of a versatile reactor system to simulate pressurized fluidized-bed combustion. Both castable and monolithic refractories have been investigated in determining slag prevention under a variety of conditions. Catalytic gasification coupled with a molten carbonate fuel cell offers an extremely efficient and environmentally sound power generating system using coal. Work with an Illinois No. 6 bituminous coal has not been successful. Continued efforts will focus on using the more reactive low-rank coals to try to achieve this goal. Hot-gas cleanup is the critical issue in many of the proposed advanced power system operations on coal. The key to successful ash removal is an understanding of the properties of the ash to be collected as well as the interactions of this material with the barrier itself. The knowledge base under development will assist in assessing many of these barrier material issues for a variety of coal ashes.

  7. Advanced alkaline water electrolysis. Task 2 summary report. Model for alkaline water electrolysis systems

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    Yaffe, M.R.; Murray, J.N.

    1980-04-01

    Task 2 involved the establishment of an engineering and economic model for the evaluation of various options in water electrolysis. The mode, verification of the specific coding and four case studies are described. The model was tested by evaluation of a nearly commercial technology, i.e., an 80-kW alkaline electrolyte system, operating at 60/sup 0/C, which delivers approximately 255 SLM, hydrogen for applications such as electrical generation cooling or semiconductor manufacturing. The calculated cost of hydrogen from this installed non-optimized case system with an initial cost to the customer of $87,000 was $6.99/Kg H/sub 2/ ($1.67/100 SCF) on a 20-yr levelized basis using 2.5 cents/kWh power costs. This compares favorably to a levelized average merchant hydrogen cost value of $9.11/Kg H/sub 2/ ($2.17/100 SCF) calculated using the same program.

  8. Hawaii energy strategy project 2: Fossil energy review. Task 2: Fossil energy in Hawaii

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    Breazeale, K.; Yamaguchi, N.D.; Keeville, H.

    1993-12-01

    In Task 2, the authors establish a baseline for evaluating energy use in Hawaii, and examine key energy and economic indicators. They provide a detailed look at fossil energy imports by type, current and possible sources of oil, gas and coal, quality considerations, and processing/transformation. They present time series data on petroleum product consumption by end-use sector, though they caution the reader that the data is imperfect. They discuss fuel substitutability to identify those end-use categories that are most easily switched to other fuels. They then define and analyze sequential scenarios of fuel substitution in Hawaii and their impacts on patterns of demand. They also discuss energy security--what it means to Hawaii, what it means to neighboring economies, whether it is possible to achieve energy security. 95 figs., 48 tabs.

  9. Export support of renewable energy industries. Task number 1, deliverable number 3. Final report

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    1998-01-14

    The United States Export Council for Renewable Energy (US/ECRE), a consortium of six industry associations, promotes the interests of the renewable energy and energy efficiency member companies which provide goods and services in biomass, geothermal, hydropower, passive solar, photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind, wood energy, and energy efficiency technologies. US/ECRE`s mission is to catalyze export markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies worldwide. Under this grant, US/ECRE has conducted a number of in-house activities, as well as to manage activities by member trade associations, affiliate organizations and non-member contractors and consultants. The purpose of this document is to report on task coordination and effectiveness.

  10. LED Surgical Task Lighting Scoping Study: A Hospital Energy Alliance Project

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    Tuenge, Jason R.

    2011-01-17

    Tungsten-halogen (halogen) lamps have traditionally been used to light surgical tasks in hospitals, even though they are in many respects ill-suited to the application due to the large percentage of radiant energy outside the visible spectrum and issues with color rendering/quality. Light-emitting diode (LED) technology offers potential for adjustable color and improved color rendition/quality, while simultaneously reducing side-effects from non-visible radiant energy. It also has the potential for significant energy savings, although this is a fairly narrow application in the larger commercial building energy use sector. Based on analysis of available products and Hospital Energy Alliance member interest, it is recommended that a product specification and field measurement procedure be developed for implementation in demonstration projects.

  11. Pathways to Identity: Aiding Law Enforcement in Identification Tasks With Visual Analytics

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    Bruce, Joseph R.; Scholtz, Jean; Hodges, Duncan; Emanuel, Lia; Stanton-Fraser, Danae; Creese, Sadie; Love, Oriana J.

    2014-09-18

    The nature of identity has changed dramatically in recent years, and has grown in complexity. Identities are defined in multiple domains: biological and psychological elements strongly contribute, but also biographical and cyber elements are necessary to complete the picture. Law enforcement is beginning to adjust to these changes, recognizing its importance in criminal justice. The SuperIdentity project seeks to aid law enforcement officials in their identification tasks through research of techniques for discovering identity traits, generation of statistical models of identity and analysis of identity traits through visualization. We present use cases compiled through user interviews in multiple fields, including law enforcement, as well as the modeling and visualization tools design to aid in those use cases.

  12. Carbon Issues Task Force Report for the Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance

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    Travis L. Mcling

    2010-10-01

    The Carbon Issues Task Force has the responsibility to evaluate emissions reduction and carbon offset credit options, geologic carbon sequestration and carbon capture, terrestrial carbon sequestration on forest lands, and terrestrial carbon sequestration on agricultural lands. They have worked diligently to identify ways in which Idaho can position itself to benefit from potential carbon-related federal legislation, including identifying opportunities for Idaho to engage in carbon sequestration efforts, barriers to development of these options, and ways in which these barriers can be overcome. These are the experts to which we will turn when faced with federal greenhouse gas-related legislation and how we should best react to protect and provide for Idaho’s interests. Note that the conclusions and recommended options in this report are not intended to be exhaustive, but rather form a starting point for an informed dialogue regarding the way-forward in developing Idaho energy resources.

  13. IEA Wind Task 26: The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy, Work Package 2

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    Lantz, E.; Wiser, R.; Hand, M.

    2012-05-01

    Over the past 30 years, wind power has become a mainstream source of electricity generation around the world. However, the future of wind power will depend a great deal on the ability of the industry to continue to achieve cost of energy reductions. In this summary report, developed as part of the International Energy Agency Wind Implementing Agreement Task 26, titled 'The Cost of Wind Energy,' we provide a review of historical costs, evaluate near-term market trends, review the methods used to estimate long-term cost trajectories, and summarize the range of costs projected for onshore wind energy across an array of forward-looking studies and scenarios. We also highlight the influence of high-level market variables on both past and future wind energy costs.

  14. Task 1.6 -- Mixed waste treatment. Semi-annual report, January 1--June 30, 1995

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    Rindt, J.R.

    1997-08-01

    Mixed-waste sites make up the majority of contaminated sites, yet remediation techniques used at such sites often target only the most prevalent contaminant. A better understanding of site situation (i.e., most common types of contamination), current remediation techniques, and combinations of techniques would provide insight into areas in which further research should be performed. The first half of this task program year consisted of a survey of common types of mixed-wastes sites and a detailed literature search of the remediation techniques and combinations of techniques that were currently available. From this information, an assessment of each of the techniques was made and combined into various ways appropriate to mixed-waste protocol. This activity provided insight into areas in which further research should be performed.

  15. NACE Task Force T-1 F-24 report on SSC resistance of weldments

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    Vitale, D.D.

    1998-12-31

    This report summarizes the testing program of NACE Task Force T-1 F-24 addressing the sulfide stress cracking resistance (SSC) of weldments. Three alloys were welded, postweld heat treated (PWHT), and tested for resistance to sulfide stress cracking (SSC) The alloys tested included AISI 4130, 2 1/4 Cr-1Mo, and Type 410 stainless steel. Resistance to SSC was evaluated using NACE TM0177 procedure. Performance of welded specimens was compared to base metal samples. The welding and PWHT procedures used were similar to those successfully used in industry practice today. With the exception of a lower strength, normalized, 2 1/4 Cr-1Mo weldments, the SSC of weldments was less than that of the base metal.

  16. Turkey energy and environmental review - Task 7 energy sector modeling : executive summary.

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    Conzelmann, G.; Koritarov, V.; Decision and Information Sciences

    2008-02-28

    Turkey's demand for energy and electricity is increasing rapidly. Since 1990, energy consumption has increased at an annual average rate of 4.3%. As would be expected, the rapid expansion of energy production and consumption has brought with it a wide range of environmental issues at the local, regional and global levels. With respect to global environmental issues, Turkey's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have grown along with its energy consumption. Emissions in 2000 reached 211 million metric tons. With GDP projected to grow at over 6% per year over the next 25 years, both the energy sector and the pollution associated with it are expected to increase substantially. This is expected to occur even if assuming stricter controls on lignite and hard coal-fired power generation. All energy consuming sectors, that is, power, industrial, residential, and transportation, will contribute to this increased emissions burden. Turkish Government authorities charged with managing the fundamental problem of carrying on economic development while protecting the environment include the Ministry of Environment (MOE), the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR), and the Ministry of Health, as well as the Turkish Electricity Generation & Transmission Company (TEAS). The World Bank, working with these agencies, is planning to assess the costs and benefits of various energy policy alternatives under an Energy and Environment Review (EER). Eight individual studies have been conducted under this activity to analyze certain key energy technology issues and use this analysis to fill in the gaps in data and technical information. This will allow the World Bank and Turkish authorities to better understand the trade-offs in costs and impacts associated with specific policy decisions. The purpose of Task 7-Energy Sector Modeling, is to integrate information obtained in other EER tasks and provide Turkey's policy makers with an integrated systems analysis of the various options for addressing the various energy and environmental concerns. The work presented in this report builds on earlier analyses presented at the COP 6 conference in Bonn.

  17. A Many-Task Parallel Approach for Multiscale Simulations of Subsurface Flow and Reactive Transport

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    Scheibe, Timothy D.; Yang, Xiaofan; Schuchardt, Karen L.; Agarwal, Khushbu; Chase, Jared M.; Palmer, Bruce J.; Tartakovsky, Alexandre M.

    2014-12-16

    Continuum-scale models have long been used to study subsurface flow, transport, and reactions but lack the ability to resolve processes that are governed by pore-scale mixing. Recently, pore-scale models, which explicitly resolve individual pores and soil grains, have been developed to more accurately model pore-scale phenomena, particularly reaction processes that are controlled by local mixing. However, pore-scale models are prohibitively expensive for modeling application-scale domains. This motivates the use of a hybrid multiscale approach in which continuum- and pore-scale codes are coupled either hierarchically or concurrently within an overall simulation domain (time and space). This approach is naturally suited to an adaptive, loosely-coupled many-task methodology with three potential levels of concurrency. Each individual code (pore- and continuum-scale) can be implemented in parallel; multiple semi-independent instances of the pore-scale code are required at each time step providing a second level of concurrency; and Monte Carlo simulations of the overall system to represent uncertainty in material property distributions provide a third level of concurrency. We have developed a hybrid multiscale model of a mixing-controlled reaction in a porous medium wherein the reaction occurs only over a limited portion of the domain. Loose, minimally-invasive coupling of pre-existing parallel continuum- and pore-scale codes has been accomplished by an adaptive script-based workflow implemented in the Swift workflow system. We describe here the methods used to create the model system, adaptively control multiple coupled instances of pore- and continuum-scale simulations, and maximize the scalability of the overall system. We present results of numerical experiments conducted on NERSC supercomputing systems; our results demonstrate that loose many-task coupling provides a scalable solution for multiscale subsurface simulations with minimal overhead.

  18. Implementation Approach for Plug-in Electric Vehicles at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Task 4

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    Schey, Stephen; Francfort, Jim

    2014-12-01

    This study focused on Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), which is located in Washington State. Task 1 consisted of a survey of the non-tactical fleet of vehicles at JBLM to begin the review of vehicle mission assignments and the types of vehicles in service. In Task 2, daily operational characteristics of select vehicles were identified and vehicle movements were recorded in data loggers in order to characterize the vehicles’ missions. In Task 3, the results of the data analysis and observations were provided. Individual observations of the selected vehicles provided the basis for recommendations related to PEV adoption (i.e., whether a battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle [collectively referred to as PEVs] can fulfill the mission requirements0, as well as the basis for recommendations related to placement of PEV charging infrastructure. This report focuses on an implementation plan for the near-term adoption of PEVs into the JBLM fleet.

  19. Data summary for the near-shore sediment characterization task of the Clinch River Environmental Restoration Program

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    Levine, D.A.; Hargrove, W.W.; Campbell, K.R.; Wood, M.A.; Rash, C.D.

    1994-10-01

    This report presents the results of the Near-Shore Sediment Characterization Task of the Clinch River Environmental Restoration Program (CR-ERP). The goals of the task were to (1) determine the extent to which near-shore surface sediments are contaminated by releases from the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) and (2) provide data for the Watts Bar Reservoir Interagency Permitting Group (WBRIPG) to evaluate the human health risks from exposure to sediments during and following dredging operations. The data collected for this task are also to be used in the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RLTS) for the CR-ERP operable units (Lower Watts Bar and Clinch River) to characterize the human health risk associated with exposure to near-shore sediments throughout the Watts Bar Reservoir.

  20. Electric Vehicle Preparedness Task 3: Detailed Assessment of Target Electrification Vehicles at Joint Base Lewis McChord Utilization

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    Stephen Schey; Jim Francfort

    2014-08-01

    Task 2 involved identifying daily operational characteristics of select vehicles and initiating data logging of vehicle movements in order to characterize the vehicle’s mission. Individual observations of these selected vehicles provide the basis for recommendations related to PEV adoption and whether a battery electric vehicle (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) (collectively PEVs) can fulfill the mission requirements and provides observations related to placement of PEV charging infrastructure. This report provides the results of the data analysis and observations related to the replacement of current vehicles with PEVs. This fulfills part of the Task 3 requirements. Task 3 also includes an assessment of charging infrastructure required to support this replacement. That is the subject of a separate report.

  1. A distributed Approach for Access and Visibility Task under Ergonomic Constraints with a Manikin in a Virtual Reality Environment

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    Bidault, Florence; Chedmail, Patrick; Pino, Laurent

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a new method, based on a multi-agent system and on digital mock-up technology, to assess an efficient path planner for a manikin for access and visibility task under ergonomic constraints. In order to solve this problem, the human operator is integrated in the process optimization to contribute to a global perception of the environment. This operator cooperates, in real-time, with several automatic local elementary agents. The result of this work validates solutions brought by digital mock-up and that can be applied to simulate maintenance task.

  2. Underground Test Area Subproject Phase I Data Analysis Task. Volume III - Groundwater Recharge and Discharge Data Documentation Package

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    1996-10-01

    Volume III of the documentation for the Phase I Data Analysis Task performed in support of the current Regional Flow Model, Transport Model, and Risk Assessment for the Nevada Test Site Underground Test Area Subproject contains the data covering groundwater recharge and discharge. Because of the size and complexity of the model area, a considerable quantity of data was collected and analyzed in support of the modeling efforts. The data analysis task was consequently broken into eight subtasks, and descriptions of each subtask's activities are contained in one of the eight volumes that comprise the Phase I Data Analysis Documentation.

  3. A Summary of Taxonomies of Digital System Failure Modes Provided by the DigRel Task Group

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    Chu T. L.; Yue M.; Postma, W.

    2012-06-25

    Recently, the CSNI directed WGRisk to set up a task group called DIGREL to initiate a new task on developing a taxonomy of failure modes of digital components for the purposes of PSA. It is an important step towards standardized digital I&C reliability assessment techniques for PSA. The objective of this paper is to provide a comparison of the failure mode taxonomies provided by the participants. The failure modes are classified in terms of their levels of detail. Software and hardware failure modes are discussed separately.

  4. Underground Test Area Subproject Phase I Data Analysis Task. Volume V - Transport Parameter and Source Term Data Documentation Package

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    1996-12-01

    Volume V of the documentation for the Phase I Data Analysis Task performed in support of the current Regional Flow Model, Transport Model, and Risk Assessment for the Nevada Test Site Underground Test Area Subproject contains the transport parameter and source term data. Because of the size and complexity of the model area, a considerable quantity of data was collected and analyzed in support of the modeling efforts. The data analysis task was consequently broken into eight subtasks, and descriptions of each subtask's activities are contained in one of the eight volumes that comprise the Phase I Data Analysis Documentation.

  5. Field Testing of a Wet FGD Additive for Enhanced Mercury Control - Task 5 Full-Scale Test Results

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    Gary Blythe; MariJon Owens

    2007-12-01

    This Topical Report summarizes progress on Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-04NT42309, 'Field Testing of a Wet FGD Additive'. The objective of the project is to demonstrate the use of two flue gas desulfurization (FGD) additives, Evonik Degussa Corporation's TMT-15 and Nalco Company's Nalco 8034, to prevent the re-emission of elemental mercury (Hg{sup 0}) in flue gas exiting wet FGD systems on coal-fired boilers. Furthermore, the project intends to demonstrate whether the additive can be used to precipitate most of the mercury (Hg) removed in the wet FGD system as a fine salt that can be separated from the FGD liquor and bulk solid byproducts for separate disposal. The project is conducting pilot- and full-scale tests of the additives in wet FGD absorbers. The tests are intended to determine required additive dosages to prevent Hg{sup 0} re-emissions and to separate mercury from the normal FGD byproducts for three coal types: Texas lignite/Powder River Basin (PRB) coal blend, high-sulfur Eastern bituminous coal, and low-sulfur Eastern bituminous coal. The project team consists of URS Group, Inc., EPRI, Luminant Power (was TXU Generation Company LP), Southern Company, IPL (an AES company), Evonik Degussa Corporation and the Nalco Company. Luminant Power has provided the Texas lignite/PRB co-fired test site for pilot FGD tests and cost sharing. Southern Company has provided the low-sulfur Eastern bituminous coal host site for wet scrubbing tests, as well as the pilot- and full-scale jet bubbling reactor (JBR) FGD systems tested. IPL provided the high-sulfur Eastern bituminous coal full-scale FGD test site and cost sharing. Evonik Degussa Corporation is providing the TMT-15 additive, and the Nalco Company is providing the Nalco 8034 additive. Both companies are also supplying technical support to the test program as in-kind cost sharing. The project is being conducted in six tasks. Of the six project tasks, Task 1 involves project planning and Task 6 involves management and reporting. The other four tasks involve field testing on FGD systems, either at pilot or full scale. The four tasks include: Task 2 - Pilot Additive Testing in Texas Lignite Flue Gas; Task 3 - Full-scale FGD Additive Testing in High-sulfur Eastern Bituminous Flue Gas; Task 4 - Pilot Wet Scrubber Additive Tests at Plant Yates; and Task 5 - Full-scale Additive Tests at Plant Yates. The pilot-scale tests and the full-scale test using high-sulfur coal were completed in 2005 and 2006 and have been previously reported. This topical report presents the results from the Task 5 full-scale additive tests, conducted at Southern Company's Plant Yates Unit 1. Both additives were tested there.

  6. Materials for Advanced Ultrasupercritical Steam Turbines Task 4: Cast Superalloy Development

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    Thangirala, Mani

    2015-09-30

    The Steam Turbine critical stationary structural components are high integrity Large Shell and Valve Casing heavy section Castings, containing high temperature steam under high pressures. Hence to support the development of advanced materials technology for use in an AUSC steam turbine capable of operating with steam conditions of 760°C (1400°F) and 35 Mpa (5000 psia), Casting alloy selection and evaluation of mechanical, metallurgical properties and castability with robust manufacturing methods are mandated. Alloy down select from Phase 1 based on producability criteria and creep rupture properties tested by NETL-Albany and ORNL directed the consortium to investigate cast properties of Haynes 282 and Haynes 263. The goals of Task 4 in Phase 2 are to understand a broader range of mechanical properties, the impact of manufacturing variables on those properties. Scale up the size of heats to production levels to facilitate the understanding of the impact of heat and component weight, on metallurgical and mechanical behavior. GE Power & Water Materials and Processes Engineering for the Phase 2, Task 4.0 Castings work, systematically designed and executed casting material property evaluation, multiple test programs. Starting from 15 lbs. cylinder castings to world’s first 17,000 lbs. poured weight, heavy section large steam turbine partial valve Haynes 282 super alloy casting. This has demonstrated scalability of the material for steam Turbine applications. Activities under Task 4.0, Investigated and characterized various mechanical properties of Cast Haynes 282 and Cast Nimonic 263. The development stages involved were: 1) Small Cast Evaluation: 4 inch diam. Haynes 282 and Nimonic 263 Cylinders. This provided effects of liquidus super heat range and first baseline mechanical data on cast versions of conventional vacuum re-melted and forged Ni based super alloys. 2) Step block castings of 300 lbs. and 600 lbs. Haynes 282 from 2 foundry heats were evaluated which demonstrated the importance of proper heat treat cycles for Homogenization, and Solutionizing parameters selection and implementation. 3) Step blocks casting of Nimonic 263: Carried out casting solidification simulation analysis, NDT inspection methods evaluation, detailed test matrix for Chemical, Tensile, LCF, stress rupture, CVN impact, hardness and J1C Fracture toughness section sensitivity data and were reported. 4) Centrifugal Casting of Haynes 282, weighing 1400 lbs. with hybrid mold (half Graphite and half Chromite sand) mold assembly was cast using compressor casing production tooling. This test provided Mold cooling rates influence on centrifugally cast microstructure and mechanical properties. Graphite mold section out performs sand mold across all temperatures for 0.2% YS; %Elongation, %RA, UTS at 1400°F. Both Stress-LMP and conditional Fracture toughness plots data were in the scatter band of the wrought alloy. 5) Fundamental Studies on Cooling rates and SDAS test program. Evaluated the influence of 6 mold materials Silica, Chromite, Alumina, Silica with Indirect Chills, Zircon and Graphite on casting solidification cooling rates. Actual Casting cooling rates through Liquidus to Solidus phase transition were measured with 3 different locations based thermocouples placed in each mold. Compared with solidification simulation cooling rates and measurement of SDAS, microstructure features were reported. The test results provided engineered casting potential methods, applicable for heavy section Haynes 282 castings for optimal properties, with foundry process methods and tools. 6) Large casting of Haynes 282 Drawings and Engineering FEM models and supplemental requirements with applicable specifications were provided to suppliers for the steam turbine proto type feature valve casing casting. Molding, melting and casting pouring completed per approved Manufacturing Process Plan during 2014 Q4. The partial valve casing was successfully cast after casting methods were validated with solidification simulation analysis and the casting met NDT inspection and a

  7. Application for Associate Membership at CERN by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Report by the fact-finding Task Force

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    2014-01-01

    Application for Associate Membership at CERN by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Report by the fact-finding Task Force

  8. IPIRG-2 task 1 - pipe system experiments with circumferential cracks in straight-pipe locations. Final report, September 1991--November 1995

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    Scott, P.; Olson, R.; Marschall, C.; Rudland, D. [and others

    1997-02-01

    This report presents the results from Task 1 of the Second International Piping Integrity Research Group (IPIRG-2) program. The IPIRG-2 program is an international group program managed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) and funded by a consortium of organizations from 15 nations including: Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lithuania, Republic of China, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The objective of the program was to build on the results of the IPIRG-1 and other related programs by extending the state-of-the-art in pipe fracture technology through the development of data needed to verify engineering methods for assessing the integrity of nuclear power plant piping systems that contain defects. The IPIRG-2 program included five main tasks: Task 1 - Pipe System Experiments with Flaws in Straight Pipe and Welds Task 2 - Fracture of Flawed Fittings Task 3 - Cyclic and Dynamic Load Effects on Fracture Toughness Task 4 - Resolution of Issues From IPIRG-1 and Related Programs Task 5 - Information Exchange Seminars and Workshops, and Program Management. The scope of this report is to present the results from the experiments and analyses associated with Task 1 (Pipe System Experiments with Flaws in Straight Pipe and Welds). The rationale and objectives of this task are discussed after a brief review of experimental data which existed after the IPIRG-1 program.

  9. Listener head gestures and verbal feedback expressions in a distraction task Marcin Wlodarczak1, Hendrik Buschmeier2, Zofia Malisz1

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    Ward, Nigel

    of narrow, linear head gestures, e.g. low amplitude single nods. More importantly, the tendency of "yesListener head gestures and verbal feedback expressions in a distraction task Marcin Wlodarczak1,skopp}@techfak.uni-bielefeld.de Abstract We report on the functional and timing relations between head movements and the overlapping verbal

  10. The HiFST System for the EuroParl Spanish-to-English Task Gonzalo Iglesias

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    Iglesias, Gonzalo

    supported by Spanish Government research grant BES-2007-15956 (project TEC2006-13694-C03-03). ried outThe HiFST System for the EuroParl Spanish-to-English Task Gonzalo Iglesias Adri`a de Gispert. Banga William Byrne Abstract: In this paper we present results for the Europarl Spanish

  11. GANGAKHEDKAR, SHRUTI BHARAT. The Effects of Scaffolding Equipment Interventions on Muscle Activation and Task Performance in Frame Assembly and

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    Kaber, David B.

    for maintenance personnel. These jobs were analyzed for ergonomics-related hazards, first, using a subjective-risks. The purpose of this study was to (1) conceptualize ergonomic interventions with potential to reduce exposure. An evaluation of this task revealed risk factors of high force, extreme postures and repetitious movements

  12. Evaluation of Direct and Indirect Haptic Aiding in an Obstacle Avoidance Task for Tele-Operated Systems

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    Evaluation of Direct and Indirect Haptic Aiding in an Obstacle Avoidance Task for Tele-Operated Systems Samantha M. C. Alaimo*, **, Lorenzo Pollini**, Jean Pierre Bresciani*, Heinrich H. Bülthoff-mail: {samantha.alaimo, jean-pierre.bresciani, heinrich.buelthoff}@tuebingen.mpg.de) ** Dept. Electrical Systems

  13. University of Hawaii Advisory Task Group -Operational Assessment Report on System Level Administration Operating Policies and Practices

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    #12;University of Hawaii ­ Advisory Task Group - Operational Assessment Report on System Level on System Level Administration Operating Policies and Practices page 2 B. Ensure clear lines of authority an Operational Assessment at the System Level of the University. For purposes of this assessment, "System Level

  14. It is a truism of cognitive research that participants per-form experimental tasks with varying levels of motivation.

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    levels of motivation. Some participants appear to show little interest and exert minimal effort desire to perform to their utmost ability. Yet, even though this variation in motivation is a well be a participant's motivational state while performing the task. A natural way to explore such a hypothesis

  15. Negotiation-Based Task Scheduling and Storage Control Algorithm to Minimize User's Electric Bills under Dynamic Prices

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    Pedram, Massoud

    , snazaria, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract--Dynamic energy pricing is a promising technique in the Smart Grid the electricity bill. A general type of dynamic pricing scenario is assumed where the energy price is both time-based iterative approach has been proposed for joint residential task scheduling and energy storage control

  16. Cooperative Real-Time Search and Task Allocation in UAV Teams Yan Jin, Ali A. Minai, Marios M. Polycarpou

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    Minai, Ali A.

    Cooperative Real-Time Search and Task Allocation in UAV Teams Yan Jin, Ali A. Minai, Marios M consider a heterogeneous team of UAVs drawn from several distinct classes and engaged in a search unknown. During the mission, the UAVs perform Search, Confirm, Attack and Battle Damage Assessment (BDA

  17. Compilation of reports prepared for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Task Force on Radioactive Waste Management

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    1993-11-01

    This report contains reports prepared for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Task Force on Radioactive Waste Management, from experts in the United States. The contents of the report focus mainly on public opinion, and government policies as perceived by the public.

  18. Abstract--Carrying heavy payloads is a challenging task for the modular robot, because its composing modules are relatively

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    Shen, Wei-Min

    . For example, for industrial application, robots with payloads can be used for palletizing, assembling parts and weak in motor torque. When carrying payloads, it is not the total strength from all the modules are not specifically designed for the task of payload transportation. It is challenging to design an energy effect gait

  19. Task Assignment in a Heterogeneous Server Farm with Switching Delays and General Energy-Aware Cost Structure

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    Hyytiä, Esa

    Task Assignment in a Heterogeneous Server Farm with Switching Delays and General Energy-Aware Cost costs include energy related switching and processing costs, as well as general performance. Therefore, in this paper we assume that the general cost structure includes energy consumption related costs

  20. 978-1-4799-0623-9/13/$31.00 c 2013 IEEE Energy-Aware Task Replication to Manage

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    Aydin, Hakan

    978-1-4799-0623-9/13/$31.00 c 2013 IEEE Energy-Aware Task Replication to Manage Reliability Fairfax VA 22030 San Antonio TX 78249 mhaque4@gmu.edu, aydin@cs.gmu.edu dzhu@cs.utsa.edu Abstract--Energy on a multi-core system with minimum energy consumption. Specifically, we observe that the emerging multicore

  1. FOCUS ON STUDENTS: Final Report, Appendix G Summary of Recommendations of the Principal's Task Force on Student Life and

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    FOCUS ON STUDENTS: Final Report, Appendix G Summary of Recommendations of the Principal's Task Force on Student Life and Learning at McGill December 2006 Page 38 1. ACADEMIC ADVISING AND MENTORING opportunities and availability to take on mentoring roles vis-à-vis students, focused on shared academic

  2. Identifying Tasks and Predicting Action in Smart Homes using Unlabeled Data Sira Panduranga Rao SPRAO@CSE.UTA.EDU

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    Holder, Lawrence B.

    Identifying Tasks and Predicting Action in Smart Homes using Unlabeled Data Sira Panduranga Rao's needs. The Mavhome Smart Home research project (Cook et al., 2003; Das et al., 2002) focuses, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019 USA Abstract An intelligent home is likely in the near

  3. DECENTRALIZED CONTROL ARCHITECTURE FOR COUPLING MICROGRIDS INTO DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS 1 Task 1: Coupling Low-Voltage Microgrids into

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    Lemmon, Michael

    DECENTRALIZED CONTROL ARCHITECTURE FOR COUPLING MICROGRIDS INTO DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS 1 Task 1: Coupling Low-Voltage Microgrids into Mid-Voltage Distribution Systems Zhao Wang, Student Member, IEEE-voltage (LV) microgrids. At the same time, reactive power is dispatched coordinatively so that voltage

  4. Fast Crown Scheduling Heuristics for Energy-Efficient Mapping and Scaling of Moldable Streaming Tasks on Many-Core Systems

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    Keller, Jörg

    39 Fast Crown Scheduling Heuristics for Energy-Efficient Mapping and Scaling of Moldable Streaming investigate the problem of generating energy-optimal code for a collection of streaming tasks that include Words and Phrases: Multicore Many-core Parallel Energy Scheduling Mapping Frequency Scaling Streaming

  5. 2008 ICNS Conference, 5-7 May 2008 Automated Tool for Task Analysis of NextGen Automation

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    2008 ICNS Conference, 5-7 May 2008 1 Automated Tool for Task Analysis of NextGen Automation Lance describes the emergence of a new class of tools to automate the evaluation of procedures and training, will require the rapid addition of new functions in the automation found on the flightdeck of commercial

  6. Grid Harvest Service: A System for Long-term, Application-level Task Scheduling Xian-He Sun, Ming Wu

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    Sun, Xian-He

    Grid Harvest Service: A System for Long-term, Application-level Task Scheduling Xian-He Sun, Ming Wu Department of Computer Science Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois 60616, USA {sun. While this new complex environment provides the potential computing power, it also introduces a big

  7. Report of the Task Force on the Status of Women Faculty in the Natural Sciences and Engineering at Princeton

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    Bechtold, Jill

    Report of the Task Force on the Status of Women Faculty in the Natural Sciences and Engineering, Psychology Ruby Lee, Electrical Engineering Christina Paxson, Economics and Woodrow Wilson School Catherine Peters, Civil and Environmental Engineering Dan Rubenstein, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Sandra

  8. Strategic Adaptation in a Dual-Task Setting Christian P. Janssen, Duncan P. Brumby, John Dowell, and Nick Chater

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    Brumby, Duncan

    Strategic Adaptation in a Dual-Task Setting Christian P. Janssen, Duncan P. Brumby, John Dowell, and Nick Chater c.janssen@ucl.ac.uk, d.brumby@cs.ucl.ac.uk, j.dowell@cs.ucl.ac.uk, n.chater@ucl.ac.uk UCL

  9. The Effects of an Intervention to Foster a Caring and Task-Involving Climate at a University Recreation Center

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    Brown, Theresa Clare

    2011-04-21

    of the following: a) climate (e.g. perceptions of the caring, task-, and ego-involving climates), b) psychological needs (e.g. autonomy, competence, and relatedness), c) motivational responses (e.g. extrinsic and intrinsic motivation), d) commitment to exercise...

  10. Development of a personal computer-based secondary task procedure as a surrogate for a driving simulator 

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    Schrock, Steven Dale

    2009-05-15

    , Rodger Koppa James Matis Donald Woods Head of Department, David Rosowsky August 2007 Major Subject: Civil Engineering iii ABSTRACT Development of a Personal Computer-Based Secondary Task Procedure as a Surrogate for a Driving Simulator... ............................................................................................................. 196 APPENDIX D ............................................................................................................. 212 VITA...

  11. Task Allocation for Minimum System Power in a Homogenous Multi-core Processor Yang Ge, Qinru Qiu

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    Qiu, Qinru

    . At micro- architecture level, increased power density has set up a "Power Wall" which blocks the microTask Allocation for Minimum System Power in a Homogenous Multi-core Processor Yang Ge, Qinru Qiu power consumption of a homogenous multi-core processor with a main focus on its impact on the leakage

  12. The Relationship Between Team Sex Composition and Team Performance in the Context of Training Complex, Psychomotor, Team–based Tasks 

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    Jarrett, Steven

    2011-02-22

    The objective of this study was to investigate the role of team sex composition in team training performance and team processes in the context of a complex, psychomotor, information–processing task. With the growing number of women in the workplace...

  13. Sharing Bags of Tasks Optimally in Heterogeneous Clusters Micah Adler and Ying Gong and Arnold L. Rosenberg

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    Adler, Micah

    Sharing Bags of Tasks Optimally in Heterogeneous Clusters Micah Adler and Ying Gong and Arnold L Clusters Authors: Micah Adler Ying Gong Arnold L. Rosenberg (Fellow, IEEE) Address: Department of Computer. The research of Y. Gong and A.L. Rosenberg was supported in part by NSF Grant CCR-00-73401. A portion

  14. Chapter 8 Module Structuring While task structuring requires a designer to search data/control flow diagrams for

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    Mills, Kevin

    Chapter 8 Module Structuring While task structuring requires a designer to search data/control flow diagrams for threads of control, module structuring requires the designer to take an orthogonal view in Chapter 4, and the state of the evolving, software design. The main information output from the module-structuring

  15. On the Energy-Aware Partitioning of Real-Time Tasks on Homogeneous Multi-Processor Systems

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    Lipari, Giuseppe

    -performance servers do not have explicit constraints on the supplied power, but an effective energy-aware policy mayOn the Energy-Aware Partitioning of Real-Time Tasks on Homogeneous Multi-Processor Systems Mario, Italy 2 Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France Abstract--In high-performance computing systems

  16. Does Healthy Adult Aging and The Ecological Validity of the Tasks Used Affect Theory of Mind Performance? 

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    Dorril, Alexandra

    2010-06-30

    valid ToM tasks. Past results using traditional stories or static pictures have often been contradictory with some studies finding declines in ToM abilities with age, some finding that ToM remains intact and one study even found improvements in To...

  17. PWR FLECHT SEASET unblocked bundle, forced and gravity reflood task. Data evaluation and analysis report. [PWR

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    Lee, N.; Wong, S.; Yeh, H.C.; Hochreiter, L.E.

    1982-02-01

    This analysis of the unblocked bundle task data provides further understanding of reflood heat transfer mechanisms, which can be used for assessing prediction models. A new heat transfer correlation has been developed and shown to predict the FLECHT SEASET data as well as the older FLECHT data. The scaling logic of maintaining the same integrated power per unit flow area has been proved valid, and a method has been developed to calculate steam quality just above the quench front. Improved models for estimating effluence rate and preliminary exploration of the transition zone above the quench front are discussed. Droplet size and velocity data deduced from high-speed movies taken during the tests have led to better understanding of these parameters. A model has been proposed to predict the onset of droplet entrainment, and an analytical expression to predict critical void fraction developed. A network analysis of radiation heat exchange and calculation of convective heat transfer are among efforts expected to give better prediction for heat transfer and wall temperature transients. Recommendations evolving from the data analysis are also included.

  18. Array automated assembly task low cost silicon solar array project. Phase 2. Final report

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    Olson, Clayton

    1980-12-01

    The initial contract was a Phase II Process Development for a process sequence, but with concentration on two particular process steps: laserscribing and spray-on junction formation. The add-on portion of the contract was to further develop these tasks, to incorporate spray-on of AR Coating and aluminum and to study the application of microwave energy to solar cell fabrication. The overall process cost projection is 97.918 cents/Wp. The major contributor to this excess cost is the module encapsulation materials cost. During the span of this contract the study of microwave application to solar cell fabrication produced the ability to apply this technique to any requirement of 600/sup 0/C or less. Above this temperature, non-uniformity caused the processing to be unreliable. The process sequence is described in detail, and a SAMICS cost analysis for each valid process step studied is presented. A temporary catalog for expense items is included, and engineering specifications for the process steps are given. (WHK)

  19. Wear mechanism and wear prevention in coal-fueled diesel engines. Task 7, Extended wear testing

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    Wakenell, J.F.; Fritz, S.G.; Schwalb, J.A.

    1991-07-01

    Over the past several years, interest has arisen in the development of coal-fired diesel engines for the purpose of efficiently utilizing the extensive coal reserves in the United States, and therefore reducing dependence on foreign oil. One process, which is being considered for use in producing clean coal fuel products involves mild gasification. This process produces by-products which can be further refined and, when blended with neat diesel fuel, used as an engine fuel. The purpose of this task was to test a blend of this coal liquid and diesel fuel (referred to as coal-lite) in an engine, and determine if any detrimental results were observed. This was done by performing a back-to-back performance and emission test of neat diesel fuel and the coal-lite fuel, followed by a 500-hour test of the coal-lite fuel, and completed by a back-to-back performance and emission test of the coal-lite fuel and neat diesel fuel.

  20. Task Technical and Quality Assurance Plan for the Characterization of Tank 25F Saltcake Core Samples

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    Martino, C

    2005-08-15

    The Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes the need for the characterization of High-Level Waste (HLW) saltcake in the Savannah River Site (SRS) F- and H-area tank farms to support upcoming salt processing activities. As part of the enhanced characterization efforts, Tank 25F will be sampled and the samples analyzed at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). This Task Technical and Quality Assurance Plan documents the planned activities for the physical, chemical, and radiological analysis of the Tank 25F saltcake core samples. This plan does not cover other characterization activities that do not involve core sample analysis and it does not address issues regarding sampling or sample transportation. The objectives of this report are: (1) Provide information useful in projecting the composition of dissolved salt batches by quantifying important components (such as actinides, {sup 137}Cs, and {sup 90}Sr) on a per batch basis. This will assist in process selection for the treatment of salt batches and provide data for the validation of dissolution modeling. (2) Determine the properties of the heel resulting from dissolution of the bulk saltcake. Also note tendencies toward post-mixing precipitation. (3) Provide a basis for determining the number of samples needed for the characterization of future saltcake tanks. Gather information useful towards performing characterization in a manner that is more cost and time effective.