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System for detecting acoustic emissions in multianvil experiments: Application to deep seismicity in the Earth  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

System for detecting acoustic emissions in multianvil experiments: Application to deep seismicity be responsible for the occurrence of earthquakes. Detecting acoustic emissions from a specimen during faulting acoustic emissions under HPHT conditions, due to technical challenges. And those studies have used only one

Jung, Haemyeong

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PROJECT SPECIFIC CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR A WAVE GLIDER-BASED PASSIVE ACOUSTIC DETECTION SYSTEM,  

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

SPECIFIC CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR A WAVE SPECIFIC CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR A WAVE GLIDER-BASED PASSIVE ACOUSTIC DETECTION SYSTEM, Attachment PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY, RICHLAND, WASHINGTON Proposed Action Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) proposes to conduct a proof-of-principle study to develop a wave glider-based passive acoustic detection system for monitoring whale populations (e.g., presence, distribution, relative abundance). Long-term goals of the project include better understanding whale populations to facilitate environmentally responsible development of offshore energy and improving the capability to monitor the world's oceans. Location of Action The proposed action would occur at PNNL facilities in Richland, Washington; at the Marine Science Laboratory

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Active acoustic monitoring systems for detecting, localizing, tracking, and classifying marine mammals and fish.  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Detection localization tracking and classification (DLTC) of marine mammals and fish is necessary for a wide range of bioacoustic studies. This includes those related to understanding anthropogenic effects and to the development of methods for mitigating harm. Active acoustic monitoring (AAM) is a robust method for monitoring marine life as it can detect and accurately localize a silent target enabling full DLTC. With the growth of the offshore renewable energy industry and the need to mitigate harm from pile driving seismic surveys and military sonar operations there is strong interest in developing AAM systems and integrating them with current mitigation techniques. There are a host of significant issues including the standard sonar problems of reverberation and propagation in high?clutter shallow water environments false alarms classification methods of deployment and cost. Furthermore AAM systems transmit acoustic energy that has the potential to disturb marine life. Much work lies ahead to develop systems that balance the risks benefits performance and costs. This paper will review the status and issues of AAM systems. This includes a discussion of implemented near?field (imaging) and far?field (tracking) systems experimental results and plans for further development testing integration and permitting.

Peter J. Stein

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of Volatile Organics Using a Surface Acoustic Wave Array System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A chemical sensing system based on arrays of surface acoustic wave (SAW) delay lines has been developed for identification and quantification of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The individual SAW chemical sensors consist of interdigital transducers patterned on the surface of an ST-cut quartz substrate to launch and detect the acoustic waves and a thin film coating in the SAW propagation path to perturb the acoustic wave velocity and attenuation during analyte sorption. A diverse set of material coatings gives the sensor arrays a degree of chemical sensitivity and selectivity. Materials examined for sensor application include the alkanethiol-based self-assembled monolayer, plasma-processed films, custom-synthesized conventional polymers, dendrimeric polymers, molecular recognition materials, electroplated metal thin films, and porous metal oxides. All of these materials target a specific chemical fi.mctionality and the enhancement of accessible film surface area. Since no one coating provides absolute analyte specificity, the array responses are further analyzed using a visual-empirical region-of-influence (VERI) pattern recognition algorithm. The chemical sensing system consists of a seven-element SAW array with accompanying drive and control electronics, sensor signal acquisition electronics, environmental vapor sampling hardware, and a notebook computer. Based on data gathered for individual sensor responses, greater than 93%-accurate identification can be achieved for any single analyte from a group of 17 VOCs and water.

ANDERSON, LAWRENCE F.; BARTHOLOMEW, JOHN W.; CERNOSEK, RICHARD W.; COLBURN, CHRISTOPHER W.; CROOKS, R.M.; MARTINEZ, R.F.; OSBOURN, GORDON C.; RICCO, A.J.; STATON, ALAN W.; YELTON, WILLIAM G.

1999-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic detection of neutrinos  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

When high energy neutrinosinteract with nucleons in the ocean a jet of hadrons is produced which deposits thermal energy. This thermal energy is expected to produce a sonic pulse which hopefully will be sufficiently intense and directional to enable the energy and direction of incidence of the primary neutrino to be determined [Antares Parvulescu J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 61 580(A) (1977)]. This paper discusses the physical mechanism whereby the energy of the neutrino is converted into a sound pulse. A simple model will be exploited to account for the signature expected from such an event. [Work supported in part by the U. S. Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity and by the U. S. Department of Energy.

Peter J. Westervelt

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Cabled Acoustic Telemetry System for Detecting and Tracking Juvenile Salmon: Part 2. Three-Dimensional Tracking and Passage Outcomes  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In Part 1 of this paper [1], we presented the engineering design and instrumentation of the Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) cabled system, a nonproprietary technology developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, to meet the needs for monitoring the survival of juvenile salmonids through the 31 dams in the Federal Columbia River Power System. Here in Part 2, we describe how the JSATS cabled system was employed as a reference sensor network for detecting and tracking juvenile salmon. Time-of-arrival data for valid detections on four hydrophones were used to solve for the three-dimensional (3D) position of fish surgically implanted with JSATS acoustic transmitters. Validation tests demonstrated high accuracy of 3D tracking up to 100 m from the John Day Dam spillway. The along-dam component, used for assigning the route of fish passage, had the highest accuracy; the median errors ranged from 0.06 to 0.22 m, and root mean square errors ranged from 0.05 to 0.56 m at distances up to 100 m. For the case study at John Day Dam during 2008, the range for 3D tracking was more than 100 m upstream of the dam face where hydrophones were deployed, and detection and tracking probabilities of fish tagged with JSATS acoustic transmitters were higher than 98%. JSATS cabled systems have been successfully deployed on several major dams to acquire information for salmon protection and for development of more “fish-friendly” hydroelectric facilities.

Deng, Zhiqun; Weiland, Mark A.; Fu, Tao; Seim, Thomas A.; Lamarche, Brian L.; Choi, Eric Y.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Eppard, Matthew B.

2011-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic resonance for nonmetallic mine detection  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The feasibility of acoustic resonance for detection of plastic mines was investigated by researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory`s Instrumentation and Controls Division under an internally funded program. The data reported in this paper suggest that acoustic resonance is not a practical method for mine detection. Representative small plastic anti-personnel mines were tested, and were found to not exhibit detectable acoustic resonances. Also, non-metal objects known to have strong acoustic resonances were tested with a variety of excitation techniques, and no practical non-contact method of exciting a consistently detectable resonance in a buried object was discovered. Some of the experimental data developed in this work may be useful to other researchers seeking a method to detect buried plastic mines. A number of excitation methods and their pitfalls are discussed. Excitation methods that were investigated include swept acoustic, chopped acoustic, wavelet acoustic, and mechanical shaking. Under very contrived conditions, a weak response that could be attributed to acoustic resonance was observed, but it does not appear to be practical as a mine detection feature. Transfer properties of soil were investigated. Impulse responses of several representative plastic mines were investigated. Acoustic leakage coupling, and its implications as a disruptive mechanism were investigated.

Kercel, S.W.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Building Infiltration Measurement System (ABIMS)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Acoustic Building Infilitration Measurement System project is developing an acoustic method of measuring the infiltration of a building envelope.

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Acoustic enhancement for photo detecting devices  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Provided are improvements to photo detecting devices and methods for enhancing the sensitivity of photo detecting devices. A photo detecting device generates an electronic signal in response to a received light pulse. An electro-mechanical acoustic resonator, electrically coupled to the photo detecting device, damps the electronic signal and increases the signal noise ratio (SNR) of the electronic signal. Increased photo detector standoff distances and sensitivities will result.

Thundat, Thomas G; Senesac, Lawrence R; Van Neste, Charles W

2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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ACOUSTIC DETECTING AND LOCATING GAS PIPE LINE INFRINGEMENT  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The extensive network of high-pressure natural gas transmission pipelines covering the United States provides an important infrastructure for our energy independence. Early detection of pipeline leaks and infringements by construction equipment, resulting in corrosion fractures, presents an important aspect of our national security policy. The National Energy Technology Laboratory Strategic Center for Natural Gas (SCVG) is and has been funding research on various applicable techniques. The WVU research team has focused on monitoring pipeline background acoustic signals generated and transmitted by gas flowing through the gas inside the pipeline. In case of a pipeline infringement, any mechanical impact on the pipe wall, or escape of high-pressure gas, generates acoustic signals traveling both up and down stream through the gas. Sudden changes in flow noise are detectable with a Portable Acoustic Monitoring Package (PAMP), developed under this contract. It incorporates a pressure compensating microphone and a signal- recording device. Direct access to the gas inside the line is obtained by mounting such a PAMP, with a 1/2 inch NPT connection, to a pipeline pressure port found near most shut-off valves. An FFT of the recorded signal subtracted by that of the background noise recorded one-second earlier appears to sufficiently isolate the infringement signal to allow source interpretation. Using cell phones for data downloading might allow a network of such 1000-psi rated PAMP's to acoustically monitor a pipeline system and be trained by neural network software to positively identify and locate any pipeline infringement.

John L. Loth; Gary J. Morris; George M. Palmer; Richard Guiler; Patrick Browning

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ACOUSTIC DETECTING AND LOCATING GAS PIPE LINE INFRINGEMENT  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The extensive network of high-pressure natural gas transmission pipelines covering the United States provides an important infrastructure for our energy independence. Early detection of pipeline leaks and infringements by construction equipment, resulting in corrosion fractures, presents an important aspect of our national security policy. The National Energy Technology Laboratory Strategic Center for Natural Gas (SCVG) is and has been funding research on various applicable techniques. The WVU research team has focused on monitoring pipeline background acoustic signals generated and transmitted by gas flowing through the gas inside the pipeline. In case of a pipeline infringement, any mechanical impact on the pipe wall, or escape of high-pressure gas, generates acoustic signals traveling both up and down stream through the gas. Sudden changes in flow noise are detectable with a Portable Acoustic Monitoring Package (PAMP), developed under this contract. It incorporates a pressure compensating microphone and a signal- recording device. Direct access to the gas inside the line is obtained by mounting such a PAMP, with a 1/2 inch NPT connection, to a pipeline pressure port found near most shut-off valves. An FFT of the recorded signal subtracted by that of the background noise recorded one-second earlier appears to sufficiently isolate the infringement signal to allow source interpretation. Using cell phones for data downloading might allow a network of such 1000-psi rated PAMP's to acoustically monitor a pipeline system and be trained by neural network software to positively identify and locate any pipeline infringement.

John L. Loth; Gary J. Morris; George M. Palmer; Richard Guiler; Patrick Browning

2004-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Early Detection of Steel Rebar Corrosion by Acoustic Emission Monitoring Early Detection of Steel Rebar Corrosion by Acoustic Emission  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Early Detection of Steel Rebar Corrosion by Acoustic Emission Monitoring Early Detection of Steel Rebar Corrosion by Acoustic Emission Monitoring Alan D. Zdunek and David Prine BIRL Industrial Research, Evanston, IL 60201 Paper No. 547 presented at CORROSION95, the NACE International Annual Conference

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Method and apparatus of spectro-acoustically enhanced ultrasonic detection for diagnostics  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for detecting a discontinuity in a material includes a source of electromagnetic radiation has a wavelength and an intensity sufficient to induce an enhancement in contrast between a manifestation of an acoustic property in the material and of the acoustic property in the discontinuity, as compared to when the material is not irradiated by the electromagnetic radiation. An acoustic emitter directs acoustic waves to the discontinuity in the material. The acoustic waves have a sensitivity to the acoustic property. An acoustic receiver receives the acoustic waves generated by the acoustic emitter after the acoustic waves have interacted with the material and the discontinuity. The acoustic receiver also generates a signal representative of the acoustic waves received by the acoustic receiver. A processor, in communication with the acoustic receiver and responsive to the signal generated by the acoustic receiver, is programmed to generate informational output about the discontinuity based on the signal generated by the acoustic receiver.

Vo-Dinh, Tuan (Knoxville, TN); Norton, Stephen J. (Raleigh, NC)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gravitational Wave Detection with High Frequency Phonon Trapping Acoustic Cavities  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

There are a number of theoretical predictions for astrophysical and cosmological objects, which emit high frequency ($10^6-10^9$~Hz) Gravitation Waves (GW) or contribute somehow to the stochastic high frequency GW background. Here we propose a new sensitive detector in this frequency band, which is based on existing cryogenic ultra-high quality factor quartz Bulk Acoustic Wave cavity technology, coupled to near-quantum-limited SQUID amplifiers at $20$~mK. We show that spectral strain sensitivities reaching $10^{-22}$ per $\\sqrt{\\text{Hz}}$ per mode is possible, which in principle can cover the frequency range with multiple ($>100$) modes with quality factors varying between $10^6-10^{10}$ allowing wide bandwidth detection. Due to its compactness and well established manufacturing process, the system is easily scalable into arrays and distributed networks that can also impact the overall sensitivity and introduce coincidence analysis to ensure no false detections.

Goryachev, Maxim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gravitational Wave Detection with High Frequency Phonon Trapping Acoustic Cavities  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

There are a number of theoretical predictions for astrophysical and cosmological objects, which emit high frequency ($10^6-10^9$~Hz) Gravitation Waves (GW) or contribute somehow to the stochastic high frequency GW background. Here we propose a new sensitive detector in this frequency band, which is based on existing cryogenic ultra-high quality factor quartz Bulk Acoustic Wave cavity technology, coupled to near-quantum-limited SQUID amplifiers at $20$~mK. We show that spectral strain sensitivities reaching $10^{-22}$ per $\\sqrt{\\text{Hz}}$ per mode is possible, which in principle can cover the frequency range with multiple ($>100$) modes with quality factors varying between $10^6-10^{10}$ allowing wide bandwidth detection. Due to its compactness and well established manufacturing process, the system is easily scalable into arrays and distributed networks that can also impact the overall sensitivity and introduce coincidence analysis to ensure no false detections.

Maxim Goryachev; Michael E. Tobar

2014-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic signatures: From natural to systems science  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The interest in acoustic signatures began with the problem of detecting cracks in railroad wheels. When a wheel is struck with a hammer it produces a sound like that of a bell. If the wheel is cracked it sounds dissonant and muffled. By comparing sounds from the two members of a wheelset a measure of the difference in their mechanical properties is obtained. A fully automatic system was developed and installed on a Southern Pacific track in the 1980’s. The story of this undertaking is an object lesson in systems science. Recently beams have been used as test objects in an attempt to resolve certain basic questions in the science of the acoustic monitoring method. These questions will be illustrated with results from a test fixture with various beams. The limitation of the vibration monitoring method is that other conditions such as uncertainties in the geometry of the test object its surface conditions and loading can also affect the vibration response and it is necessary to distinguish the effects due to harmful conditions from those due to harmless ones. The sensitivity of the method is thus determined by the need to make this distinction. [Work supported by NSF Grant No. MSS?9024224.

Robert D. Finch; Ben H. Jansen

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HADES - Hydrophone for Acoustic Detection at South Pole  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The South Pole Acoustic Test Setup (SPATS) is located in the upper part of the optical neutrino observatory IceCube, currently under construction. SPATS consists of four strings at depths between 80 m and 500 m below the surface of the ice with seven stages per string. Each stage is equipped with an acoustic sensor and a transmitter. Three strings (string A-C) were deployed in the austral summer 2006/07. SPATS was extended by a fourth string (string D) with second generation sensors and transmitters in 2007/08. One second generation sensor type HADES (Hydrophone for Acoustic Detection at South Pole) consists of a ring-shaped piezo-electric element coated with polyurethane. The development of the sensor, optimization of acoustic transmission by acoustic impedance matching and first in-situ results will be discussed.

Semburg, Benjamin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HADES - Hydrophone for Acoustic Detection at South Pole  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The South Pole Acoustic Test Setup (SPATS) is located in the upper part of the optical neutrino observatory IceCube, currently under construction. SPATS consists of four strings at depths between 80 m and 500 m below the surface of the ice with seven stages per string. Each stage is equipped with an acoustic sensor and a transmitter. Three strings (string A-C) were deployed in the austral summer 2006/07. SPATS was extended by a fourth string (string D) with second generation sensors and transmitters in 2007/08. One second generation sensor type HADES (Hydrophone for Acoustic Detection at South Pole) consists of a ring-shaped piezo-electric element coated with polyurethane. The development of the sensor, optimization of acoustic transmission by acoustic impedance matching and first in-situ results will be discussed.

Benjamin Semburg; for the IceCube Collaboration

2008-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic repair: Recent experience with the acoustic control system (ACS) for improving acoustic conditions in two existing venues  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Active acoustics systems are becoming more prevalent in architectural acoustics practice particularly in the context of repairing or improving acoustics in existing venues. Governmental policies to reduce funds and subsidies put into new facilities for the performing arts are another reason for designers to consider the use of active acoustics. This paper highlights two recent examples of such installations of ACS systems one at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and the other at MBCCH Winnepeg Canada. Collaboration between the system designer the musicians and the acoustics consultant will be emphasized along with techniques used to evaluate the systems' performance in the halls.

Timothy E. Gulsrud; Arthur van Maurik

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of Acoustic Neutrino Detection Methods with ANTARES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The emission of neutrinos within a wide energy range is predicted from very-high-energy phenomena in the Universe. Even the current or next-generation Cherenkov neutrino telescopes might be too small to detect the faint fluxes expected for cosmic neutrinos with energies exceeding the EeV scale. The acoustic detection method is a promising option to enlarge the discovery potential in this highest-energy regime. In a possible future deep-sea detector, the pressure waves produced in a neutrino interaction could be detected by a 100 km\\^3-sized array of acoustic sensors, even if it is sparsely instrumented with about 100 sensors/km\\^3. This article focuses on the AMADEUS set-up of acoustic sensors, which is an integral part of the ANTARES detector. The main aim of the project is a feasibility study towards a future acoustic neutrino detector. However, the experience gained with the ANTARES-AMADEUS hybrid opto-acoustic set-up can also be transferred to future very large volume optical neutrino telescopes, especial...

Graf, K

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BeepBeep: a high accuracy acoustic ranging system using COTS mobile devices  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of BeepBeep, a high-accuracy acoustic-based ranging system. It operates in a spontaneous, ad-hoc, and device-to-device context without leveraging any pre-planned infrastructure. It is a pure software-based ... Keywords: acoustic ranging, localization, proximity detection, ranging, ranging systems

Chunyi Peng; Guobin Shen; Yongguang Zhang; Yanlin Li; Kun Tan

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Falling stars: Acoustic influences on meteor detection  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

As particles enter the earth's atmosphere they produce a burst of electromagnetic energy including visible and radio-wave emissions. Consequently just as meteors can be detected visually in the night sky they can be heard using radio telescopes. The current project investigated the potential influence of these audio signals on meteor detection. Anecdotally and in related research it has been found that auditory signals can enhance or even alter visual perception of objects. The current project examined the specific effects of accompanying auditory signals on the detection of meteors. Meteors present an interesting case of audiovisual integration in that detection paradigms often entail extended vigilance and extremely brief yet brilliant astronomical events. Experiments specifically investigated how auditory signals that varied in spectra influenced changes in visual magnitude and duration judgments of meteors. In addition research targeted how extraneous auditory cues during a vigilant meteor search might contribute to false judgments. Results are described in terms of audiovisual integration and the relation of perceptual mechanisms to meteor detection.

Darlene Edewaard

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Falling stars: Acoustic influences on meteor detection  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

As particles enter the earth’s atmosphere they produce a burst of electromagnetic energy including visible and radio-wave emissions. Consequently just as meteors can be detected visually in the night sky they can be “heard” using radio telescopes. The current project investigated the potential influence of these audio signals on meteor detection. Anecdotally and in related research it has been found that auditory signals can enhance or even alter visual perception of objects. The current project examined the specific effects of accompanying auditory signals on the detection of meteors. Meteors present an interesting case of audiovisual integration in that detection paradigms often entail extended vigilance and extremely brief yet brilliant astronomical events. Experiments specifically investigated how auditory signals that varied in spectra influenced changes in visual magnitude and duration judgments of meteors. In addition research targeted how extraneous auditory cues during a vigilant meteor search might contribute to false judgments. Results are described in terms of audiovisual integration and the relation of perceptual mechanisms to meteor detection.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic detection of astrophysical neutrinos in South Pole ice  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

When high-energy particles interact in dense media to produce a particle shower, most of the shower energy is deposited in the medium as heat. This causes the medium to expand locally and emit a shock wave with a medium-dependent peak frequency on the order of 10 kHz. In South Pole ice in particular, the elastic properties of the medium have been theorized to provide good coupling of particle energy to acoustic energy. The acoustic attenuation length has been theorized to be several km, which could enable a sparsely instrumented large-volume detector to search for rare signals from high-energy astrophysical neutrinos. We simulated a hybrid optical/radio/acoustic extension to the IceCube array, specifically intended to detect cosmogenic (GZK) neutrinos with multiple methods simultaneously in order to achieve high confidence in a discovered signal and to measure angular, temporal, and spectral distributions of GZK neutrinos. This work motivated the design, deployment, and operation of the South Pole Acoustic Te...

Vandenbroucke, Justin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic detection test Sample Search Results  

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

test Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: acoustic detection test Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 First Informal MiniWorkshop on Acoustic...

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Acoustic wind and wind?shear measuring system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An acoustic wind?profiling system designed to detect hazardous wind?shear conditions in the airport environment has been developed during the past four years. The system installed at Dulles International Airport consists of a vertically pointed transmitter surrounded by three receivers 290?m distant and separated by 120° in azimuth. Electronically steered receiver beams track the upward propagating transmitted tone burst and collect the scatteredacoustic signals. The Doppler frequency shift of the returns is analyzed digitally to determine the horizontal wind at 20 height levels in 30?m increments. Unique design features of the system such as the steered receiver antenna are described. A one?leg prototype of the Dulles system was installed and tested at Table Mountain near Boulder CO. Winds measured by the prototype acoustic system compared well with those determined by an FM?CW radar and a balloon?borne anemometer. Noisegenerated by rain and surface winds exceeding 16 m sec?1 proved to be the major limitations for the acoustic system. Preliminary results from the Dulles system are also presented.

P. A. Mandics; D. W. Beran

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel washout detection system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for detecting grossly failed reactor fuel by detection of particulate matter as accumulated on a filter.

Colburn, Richard P. (Pasco, WA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electret Acoustic Transducer Array For Computerized Ultrasound Risk Evaluation System  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electret-based acoustic transducer array is provided and may be used in a system for examining tissue. The acoustic transducer array is formed with a substrate that has a multiple distinct cells formed therein. Within each of the distinct cells is positioned an acoustic transducing element formed of an electret material. A conductive membrane is formed over the distinct cells and may be flexible.

Moore, Thomas L. (Livermore, CA); Fisher, Karl A. (Brentwood, CA)

2005-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPARISON OF DETECTION CAPABILITY FOR ACOUSTIC THERMOGRAPHY, VISUAL INSPECTION AND FLUORESCENT PENETRANT INSPECTION ON GAS TURBINE COMPONENTS  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The innovative NDE inspection system Acoustic Thermography is developed with Sonic Infrared (Sonic IR) technology. Since the probability of detection is sensitive to the flaw characteristics the fabricated flaws could not simulated the nature flaws with accuracy. The study is focus on gas turbine blades with service induced fatigue cracks. The detection capability of this innovative NDE inspection system is compared with two traditional NDE methods: Visual Inspection and Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection. POD curves for each technique were generated and compared.

Y. Guo; F. R. Ruhge

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromechanical transducer for acoustic telemetry system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved electromechanical transducer is provided for use in an acoustic telemetry system. The transducer of this invention comprises a stack of ferroelectric ceramic disks interleaved with a plurality of spaced electrodes which are used to electrically pole the ceramic disks. The ceramic stack is housed in a metal tubular drill collar segment. The electrodes are preferably alternatively connected to ground potential and driving potential. This alternating connection of electrodes to ground and driving potential subjects each disk to an equal electric field; and the direction of the field alternates to match the alternating direction of polarization of the ceramic disks. Preferably, a thin metal foil is sandwiched between electrodes to facilitate the electrical connection. Alternatively, a thicker metal spacer plate is selectively used in place of the metal foil in order to promote thermal cooling of the ceramic stack.

Drumheller, Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustical Communications for Wireless Downhole Telemetry Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on this testbed in order to characterize the channel behavior are explained as well. Moreover, the large scale statistics of the acoustic waves along the pipe string are described. Results of this work indicate that acoustic waves experience a frequency- dependent...

Farraj, Abdallah

2012-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The CLEAR 2006 CMU acoustic environment classification system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We describe the CLEAR 2006 acoustic environment classification evaluation and the CMU system used in the evaluation. Environment classification is a critical technology for the CHIL Connector service [1] in that Connector relies on maintaining awareness ...

Robert G. Malkin

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Instrumentation of a Measurement and Calibration System for an Acoustic Telemetry System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) is an active sensing technology developed by Portland District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for detecting and tracking small fish. It is used at hydroelectric projects and in the laboratory for evaluating behavior and survival of juvenile salmonids migrating through the Federal Columbia River Power System to the Pacific Ocean. It provides critical data for salmon protection and development of more “fish-friendly” hydroelectric facilities. The objective of this study was to design and build a measurement and calibration system for evaluating the JSATS component, because the JSATS requires comprehensive acceptance and performance testing in a controlled environment before it is deployed in the field. The system consists of a reference transducer, a water test tank lined with anechoic material, a motion control unit, a reference receiver, a signal conditioner and amplifier unit, a data acquisition board, MATLAB control and analysis interface, and a computer. The fully integrated system has been evaluated successfully at various simulated distances and using different encoded signals at frequencies within the bandwidth of the JSATS transmitter. It provides accurate acoustic mapping capability in a controlled environment and automates the process that allows real-time measurements and evaluation of the piezoelectric transducers, sensors, or the acoustic fields. The measurement and calibration system has been in use since 2009 for acceptance and performance testing of, and further improvements to, the JSATS.

Deng, Zhiqun; Weiland, Mark A.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Eppard, M. B.

2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method for investigating sub-surface features of a rock formation with acoustic sources generating coded signals  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and a method for investigating rock formations includes generating, by a first acoustic source, a first acoustic signal comprising a first plurality of pulses, each pulse including a first modulated signal at a central frequency; and generating, by a second acoustic source, a second acoustic signal comprising a second plurality of pulses. A receiver arranged within the borehole receives a detected signal including a signal being generated by a non-linear mixing process from the first-and-second acoustic signal in a non-linear mixing zone within the intersection volume. The method also includes-processing the received signal to extract the signal generated by the non-linear mixing process over noise or over signals generated by a linear interaction process, or both.

Vu, Cung Khac; Nihei, Kurt; Johnson, Paul A; Guyer, Robert; Ten Cate, James A; Le Bas, Pierre-Yves; Larmat, Carene S

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho Explosive Detection System  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Learn how INL researchers are making the world safer by developing an explosives detection system that can inspect cargo. For more information about INL security research, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory

Klinger, Jeff

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho Explosive Detection System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Learn how INL researchers are making the world safer by developing an explosives detection system that can inspect cargo. For more information about INL security research, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory

Klinger, Jeff

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar system fault detection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fault detecting apparatus and method are provided for use with an active solar system. The apparatus provides an indication as to whether one or more predetermined faults have occurred in the solar system. The apparatus includes a plurality of sensors, each sensor being used in determining whether a predetermined condition is present. The outputs of the sensors are combined in a pre-established manner in accordance with the kind of predetermined faults to be detected. Indicators communicate with the outputs generated by combining the sensor outputs to give the user of the solar system and the apparatus an indication as to whether a predetermined fault has occurred. Upon detection and indication of any predetermined fault, the user can take appropriate corrective action so that the overall reliability and efficiency of the active solar system are increased.

Farrington, Robert B. (Wheatridge, CO); Pruett, Jr., James C. (Lakewood, CO)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar system fault detection  

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A fault detecting apparatus and method are provided for use with an active solar system. The apparatus provides an indication as to whether one or more predetermined faults have occurred in the solar system. The apparatus includes a plurality of sensors, each sensor being used in determining whether a predetermined condition is present. The outputs of the sensors are combined in a pre-established manner in accordance with the kind of predetermined faults to be detected. Indicators communicate with the outputs generated by combining the sensor outputs to give the user of the solar system and the apparatus an indication as to whether a predetermined fault has occurred. Upon detection and indication of any predetermined fault, the user can take appropriate corrective action so that the overall reliability and efficiency of the active solar system are increased.

Farrington, R.B.; Pruett, J.C. Jr.

1984-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho Explosives Detection System  

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The Idaho Explosives Detection System was developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to respond to threats imposed by delivery trucks potentially carrying explosives into military bases. A full-scale prototype system has been built and is currently undergoing testing. The system consists of two racks, one on each side of a subject vehicle. Each rack includes a neutron generator and an array of NaI detectors. The two neutron generators are pulsed and synchronized. A laptop computer controls the entire system. The control software is easily operable by minimally trained staff. The system was developed to detect explosives in a medium size truck within a 5-min measurement time. System performance was successfully demonstrated with explosives at the INL in June 2004 and at Andrews Air Force Base in July 2004.

Edward L. Reber; Larry G. Blackwood; Andrew J. Edwards; J. Keith Jewell; Kenneth W. Rohde; Edward H. Seabury; Jeffery B. Klinger

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface acoustic wave generation and detection using graphene interdigitated transducers on lithium niobate  

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We demonstrate the feasibility of using graphene as a conductive electrode for the generation and detection of surface acoustic waves at 100?s of MHz on a lithium niobate substrate. The graphene interdigitated transducers (IDTs) show sensitivity to doping and temperature, and the characteristics of the IDTs are discussed in the context of a lossy transmission line model.

Mayorov, A. S.; Hunter, N.; Muchenje, W.; Wood, C. D.; Rosamond, M.; Linfield, E. H.; Davies, A. G.; Cunningham, J. E. [School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Simple model of photo acoustic system for greenhouse effect  

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The simple theoretical basis for photo acoustic (PA) system for studying infrared absorption properties of greenhouse gases is constructed. The amplitude of sound observed in PA depends on the modulation frequency of light pulse. Its dependence can be explained by our simple model. According to this model, sound signal has higher harmonics. The theory and experiment are compared in third and fifth harmonics by spectrum analysis. The theory has the analogy with electric circuits. This analogy helps students for understanding the PA system.

Fukuhara, Akiko; Ogawa, Naohisa

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflective echo tomographic imaging using acoustic beams  

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An inspection system includes a plurality of acoustic beamformers, where each of the plurality of acoustic beamformers including a plurality of acoustic transmitter elements. The system also includes at least one controller configured for causing each of the plurality of acoustic beamformers to generate an acoustic beam directed to a point in a volume of interest during a first time. Based on a reflected wave intensity detected at a plurality of acoustic receiver elements, an image of the volume of interest can be generated.

Kisner, Roger; Santos-Villalobos, Hector J

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Arc fault detection system  

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An arc fault detection system for use on ungrounded or high-resistance-grounded power distribution systems is provided which can be retrofitted outside electrical switchboard circuits having limited space constraints. The system includes a differential current relay that senses a current differential between current flowing from secondary windings located in a current transformer coupled to a power supply side of a switchboard, and a total current induced in secondary windings coupled to a load side of the switchboard. When such a current differential is experienced, a current travels through a operating coil of the differential current relay, which in turn opens an upstream circuit breaker located between the switchboard and a power supply to remove the supply of power to the switchboard.

Jha, Kamal N. (Bethel Park, PA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Emission Detection and Prediction of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Composite Patch Repairs Using Neural Networks  

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An aircraft is subjected to severe structural and aerodynamic loads during its service life. These loads can cause damage or weakening of the structure especially for aging military and civilian aircraft, thereby affecting its load carrying capabilities. Hence composite patch repairs are increasingly used to repair damaged aircraft metallic structures to restore its structural efficiency. This paper presents the results of Acoustic Emission (AE) monitoring of crack propagation in 2024-T3 Clad aluminum panels repaired with adhesively bonded octagonal, single sided boron/epoxy composite patch under tension-tension fatigue loading. Crack propagation gages were used to monitor crack initiation. The identified AE sensor features were used to train neural networks for predicting crack length. The results show that AE events are correlated with crack propagation. AE system was able to detect crack propagation even at high noise condition of 10 Hz loading; that crack propagation signals can be differentiated from matrix cracking signals that take place due to fiber breakage in the composite patch. Three back-propagation cascade feed forward networks were trained to predict crack length based on the number of fatigue cycles, AE event number, and both the Fatigue Cycles and AE events, as inputs respectively. Network using both fatigue cycles and AE event number as inputs to predict crack length gave the best results, followed by Network with fatigue cycles as input, while network with just AE events as input had a greater error.

Okafor, A. Chukwujekwu; Singh, Navdeep; Singh, Navrag [Structural Health Monitoring and NDE Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1870 Miner Circle Rolla MO 65409-0050 (United States)

2007-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Simplified, low?cost, efficient, acoustic levitation system  

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Recently I have improved apparatus for the acoustic levitation of a drop of one liquid in another making it practical to build for anyone who has an oscillaior and audio amplifier with response to 50 kHz a current probe an inexpensive oscilloscope and a lead zirconate titanate cylinder of the right size. This piezoelectric cylinder (1.5?in. o.d. and length 0.125?in. thickness) is epoxied near the center of a foot long piece of standard 30?mm o.d. pyrex tube. A hollow piston with o?ring seal and O. 005?in. diaphragm acts as an excellent bottom pressure?release reflector of acoustic energy as is the top air—liquid interface leading to strong acoustic standing waves at particular resonance frequencies. Optimum frequencies are determined by observing the input current to the transducer as the oscillator is tuned between 47 and 55 kHz and as liquid and piston levels are adjusted. Benzene droplets in water have been levitated with only a fraction of a watt input to the transducer. More details of this simple system will be described. [Work supported by U. S. Office of Naval Research and NSF Heat Transfer Program.

Robert E. Apfel

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic plug release indicator  

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The present invention comprises an acoustic plug release indicator system. The acoustic plug release indicatior system comprises a microphone, recording system and operator listening device.

Carter, E.E. Jr.

1984-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Incipient fire detection system  

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A method and apparatus for an incipient fire detection system that receives gaseous samples and measures the light absorption spectrum of the mixture of gases evolving from heated combustibles includes a detector for receiving gaseous samples and subjecting the samples to spectroscopy and determining wavelengths of absorption of the gaseous samples. The wavelengths of absorption of the gaseous samples are compared to predetermined absorption wavelengths. A warning signal is generated whenever the wavelengths of absorption of the gaseous samples correspond to the predetermined absorption wavelengths. The method includes receiving gaseous samples, subjecting the samples to light spectroscopy, determining wavelengths of absorption of the gaseous samples, comparing the wavelengths of absorption of the gaseous samples to predetermined absorption wavelengths and generating a warning signal whenever the wavelengths of absorption of the gaseous samples correspond to the predetermined absorption wavelengths. In an alternate embodiment, the apparatus includes a series of channels fluidically connected to a plurality of remote locations. A pump is connected to the channels for drawing gaseous samples into the channels. A detector is connected to the channels for receiving the drawn gaseous samples and subjecting the samples to spectroscopy. The wavelengths of absorption are determined and compared to predetermined absorption wavelengths is provided. A warning signal is generated whenever the wavelengths correspond.

Brooks, Jr., William K. (Newport News, VA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection and location of partial discharge in cast-resin dry-type transformers using a waveguide and a new acoustic emission sensor pair design  

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The acoustic emission (AE) method could be used to detect and locate partial discharges (PD) in cast-resin dry-type transformers. However, due to the high...

Ching-chau Su; Ya-wen Tang; Cheng-chi Tai…

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid deployment intrusion detection system  

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A rapidly deployable security system is one that provides intrusion detection, assessment, communications, and annunciation capabilities; is easy to install and configure; can be rapidly deployed, and is reusable. A rapidly deployable intrusion detection system (RADIDS) has many potential applications within the DOE Complex: back-up protection for failed zones in a perimeter intrusion detection and assessment system, intrusion detection and assessment capabilities in temporary locations, protection of assets during Complex reconfiguration, and protection in hazardous locations, protection of assets during Complex reconfiguration, and protection in hazardous locations. Many DOE user-need documents have indicated an interest in a rapidly deployable intrusion detection system. The purpose of the RADIDS project is to design, develop, and implement such a system. 2 figs.

Graham, R.H.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of bioagents using a shear horizontal surface acoustic wave biosensor  

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A biosensor combining the sensitivity of surface acoustic waves (SAW) generated at a frequency of 325 MHz with the specificity provided by antibodies and other ligands for the detection of viral agents. In a preferred embodiment, a lithium tantalate based SAW transducer with silicon dioxide waveguide sensor platform featuring three test and one reference delay lines was used to adsorb antibodies directed against Coxsackie virus B4 or the negative-stranded category A bioagent Sin Nombre virus (SNV). Rapid detection of increasing concentrations of viral particles was linear over a range of order of magnitude for both viruses, and the sensor's selectivity for its target was not compromised by the presence of confounding Herpes Simplex virus type 1 The biosensor was able to delect SNV at doses lower than the load of virus typically found in a human patient suffering from hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS).

Larson, Richard S; Hjelle, Brian; Hall, Pam R; Brown, David C; Bisoffi, Marco; Brozik, Susan M; Branch, Darren W; Edwards, Thayne L; Wheeler, David

2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods And Systems For Using Reference Images In Acoustic Image Processing  

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A method and system of examining tissue are provided in which a field, including at least a portion of the tissue and one or more registration fiducials, is insonified. Scattered acoustic information, including both transmitted and reflected waves, is received from the field. A representation of the field, including both the tissue and the registration fiducials, is then derived from the received acoustic radiation.

Moore, Thomas L. (Livermore, CA); Barter, Robert Henry (Oakland, CA)

2005-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron-acoustic solitons in an electron-beam plasma system Matthieu Berthomiera)  

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Electron-acoustic solitons in an electron-beam plasma system Matthieu Berthomiera) Swedish Physics, Uppsala, Sweden Received 18 November 1999; accepted 16 March 2000 Electron-acoustic solitons exist in a two electron temperature plasma with ``cold'' and ``hot'' electrons and take the form

California at Berkeley, University of

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SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION FOR MULTI-CHANNEL LISTENING-ROOM COMPENSATION USING AN ACOUSTIC ECHO CANCELLER  

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SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION FOR MULTI-CHANNEL LISTENING-ROOM COMPENSATION USING AN ACOUSTIC ECHO hands-free telecommunication devices jointly apply several subsystems, e.g. for noise reduction (NR), acoustic echo cancella- tion (AEC) and listening-room compensation (LRC). In this contri- bution

Lübeck, Universität zu

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Protein detection system  

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The present embodiment describes a miniature, microfluidic, absorption-based sensor to detect proteins at sensitivities comparable to LIF but without the need for tagging. This instrument utilizes fiber-based evanescent-field cavity-ringdown spectroscopy, in combination with faceted prism microchannels. The combination of these techniques will increase the effective absorption path length by a factor of 10.sup.3 to 10.sup.4 (to .about.1-m), thereby providing unprecedented sensitivity using direct absorption. The coupling of high-sensitivity absorption with high-performance microfluidic separation will enable real-time sensing of biological agents in aqueous samples (including aerosol collector fluids) and will provide a general method with spectral fingerprint capability for detecting specific bio-agents.

Fruetel, Julie A. (Livermore, CA); Fiechtner, Gregory J. (Bethesda, MD); Kliner, Dahv A. V. (San Ramon, CA); McIlroy, Andrew (Livermore, CA)

2009-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Resonance Spectroscopy (ARS) Munition Classification System enhancements. Final report  

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Acoustic Resonance Spectroscopy (ARS) is a non-destructive evaluation technology developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This technology has resulted in three generations of instrumentation, funded by the Defense Special Weapons Agency (DSWA), specifically designed for field identification of chemical weapon (CW) munitions. Each generation of ARS instrumentation was developed with a specific user in mind. The ARS1OO was built for use by the U.N. Inspection Teams going into Iraq immediately after the Persian Gulf War. The ARS200 was built for use in the US-Russia Bilateral Chemical Weapons Treaty (the primary users for this system are the US Onsite Inspection Agency (OSIA) and their Russian counterparts). The ARS300 was built with the requirements of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in mind. Each successive system is an improved version of the previous system based on learning the weaknesses of each and, coincidentally, on the fact that more time was available to do a requirements analysis and the necessary engineering development. The ARS300 is at a level of development that warrants transferring the technology to a commercial vendor. Since LANL will supply the computer software to the selected vendor, it is possible for LANL to continue to improve the decision algorithms, add features where necessary, and adjust the user interface before the final transfer occurs. This paper describes the current system, ARS system enhancements, and software enhancements. Appendices contain the Operations Manual (software Version 3.01), and two earlier reports on enhancements.

Vela, O.A.; Huggard, J.C.

1997-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal neutron detection system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

According to the present invention, a system for measuring a thermal neutron emission from a neutron source, has a reflector/moderator proximate the neutron source that reflects and moderates neutrons from the neutron source. The reflector/moderator further directs thermal neutrons toward an unmoderated thermal neutron detector.

Peurrung, Anthony J. (Richland, WA); Stromswold, David C. (West Richland, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can an inhomogeneous metric be detected with the baryonic acoustic oscillation peak?  

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The scalar averaging approach to cosmology interprets dark energy as the growth of average, void-dominated, negative spatial curvature during the virialisation epoch, leaving the metric a priori unspecified, while models with a Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) metric assume comoving spatial rigidity of metrical properties. The former predicts that voids are hyperbolic and that superclusters occupy positively curved space, and that a best-fit metric should be close to the void case modelled as a constant-curvature metric on a given time slice. Thus, comoving separations near superclusters should be compressed in comparison to the homogeneous case. We demonstrate this by measuring the two-point auto-correlation function on comoving scales in order to detect shifts in the baryonic acoustic oscillation (BAO) peak location for Large Red Galaxy (LRG) pairs of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7. In tangential directions, subsets of pairs overlapping with superclusters or voids show the BAO peak. T...

Roukema, Boudewijn F; Ostrowski, Jan J; France, Martin J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic telemetry system Sample Search...  

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Summary: Anderson and Urquhart, 1986 12;Animal Weight Telemetry System, i.e. Cow Boots Horn, F.P. 1981. Direct... . JER 12;Acoustic Telemetry Nelson et al. 2005. Wildlife...

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Negative resistances in nonlinear lumped acoustic systems and IC?engine source data  

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Negative real parts of impedances can be found in IC?engine source characterization measurements. There is an obvious problem with the physical interpretation of negative resistances and consequently there have been many questions about the validity of such results. This paper is an attempt to explain the origin of the mentioned negative acoustic resistances. To this end a simple nonlinear lumped acoustic system that is a force?driven damped mass?spring system is analyzed. Since this is a common case in acoustic measurements linear analysis is performed in spite of the obvious nonlinear properties. It is shown that the degree of nonlinearity in the system is crucial to the values of the acoustic impedance. Furthermore it is shown that it is possible to achieve negative resistances already in a simple lumped system. Finally these results are also compared to simulated and measured IC?engine source impedances.

Fredrik Albertson

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic flame-out detection Sample Search...  

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shallow water and Signal Processing Summary: Post-doc GIPSA-Lab LGIT : Ocean Acoustic Tomography in shallow water and Signal Processing... structure of a ocean portion, -...

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Semi autonomous mine detection system  

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CMMAD is a risk reduction effort for the AMDS program. As part of CMMAD, multiple instances of semi autonomous robotic mine detection systems were created. Each instance consists of a robotic vehicle equipped with sensors required for navigation and marking, a countermine sensors and a number of integrated software packages which provide for real time processing of the countermine sensor data as well as integrated control of the robotic vehicle, the sensor actuator and the sensor. These systems were used to investigate critical interest functions (CIF) related to countermine robotic systems. To address the autonomy CIF, the INL developed RIK was extended to allow for interaction with a mine sensor processing code (MSPC). In limited field testing this system performed well in detecting, marking and avoiding both AT and AP mines. Based on the results of the CMMAD investigation we conclude that autonomous robotic mine detection is feasible. In addition, CMMAD contributed critical technical advances with regard to sensing, data processing and sensor manipulation, which will advance the performance of future fieldable systems. As a result, no substantial technical barriers exist which preclude – from an autonomous robotic perspective – the rapid development and deployment of fieldable systems.

Douglas Few; Roelof Versteeg; Herman Herman

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Doppler effect reduction based on time-domain interpolation resampling for wayside acoustic defective bearing detector system  

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Abstract In the wayside Acoustic Defective Bearing Detector (ADBD) system, the recorded acoustic signal will be severely distorted by the Doppler effect because of the high moving speed of the railway vehicle, which is a barrier that would badly reduce the effectiveness of online defect detection. This paper proposes a simple and effective method, called time-domain interpolation resampling (TIR), to remove the Doppler effect embedded in the acoustic signal. The TIR is conducted in three steps. First, the time vector for resampling is calculated according to the kinematic analysis. Second, the amplitude of the distorted signal is demodulated. Third, the distorted signal is re-sampled using spline interpolation. In this method, both the spectrum structure and the amplitudes of the distorted signal can be restored. The effectiveness of TIR is verified by means of simulation studies and train roller bearing experiments with various types of defects. It is also compared to an existing Doppler effect reduction method that is based on the instantaneous frequency estimation using Hilbert transform. Results indicate that the proposed TIR method has the superior performance in removing the Doppler effect, and can be well implemented to Doppler effect reduction for the ADBD system.

Fang Liu; Qingbo He; Fanrang Kong; Yongbin Liu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Love wave surface acoustic wave sensor for ice detection on aircraft  

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This paper presents the design fabrication experimental results and theoretical validation of a Love wave surface acoustic wave sensor for detecting the phase change from liquid water to solid ice. The sensing of this phase transition is due to the shear horizontal nature of Love waves which couple to a solid (ice) but not to a liquid (water). An SiO2 film of thickness 3.2 ?m deposited on an ST cut quartz wafer via plasma?enhanced chemical?vapor deposition acts as the guiding layer for Love waves. Testing is carried out with the water or ice placed directly in the propagation path of Love waves. An oscillation frequency shift of 2 MHz is observed when water on the sensor is frozen and melted cyclically. The contribution to the frequency shift is explained in terms of the acousto?electric effect (high permittivity and conductivity of water relative to ice) mass loading and elastic film formation (solid ice). An arrangement for wireless interrogation of the sensor is proposed which is particularly attractive for aircraft and rotorcraft applications obviating the need for complex wiring and local power sources. t

Vasundara V. Varadan; Sunil Gangadharan; Vijay K. Varadan

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualization of the sound field generated by a plate?cavity coupled system using acoustic holography  

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In most cases of structural?acoustic problems it is reasonable to assume that structural vibration is not influenced by the surrounding fluid. In these cases the vibration of the structure is solved first then the radiation sound field is calculated by simply applying the Kirchhoff–Helmholtz integral equation. However this assumption is no longer satisfied when structural stiffness is small or fluid impedance is comparable to it. In this situation the vibration and acoustic fields are to be solved simultaneously. Although many researchers have studied this structural?acoustic coupling problem there are still difficulties in solving the problem analytically or even numerically. In this study visualization of sound field by a geometrically simple system (plate?cavity coupled system) is performed experimentally in order to figure out the coupling mechanism between fluid and structure. The system is excited by a speaker and both internal and external sound pressures are measured. The acoustic holographic method is used to estimate the sound field. The results exhibit that there are frequencies where both plate and cavity are strongly coupled as well as ones where the plate can be considered rigid. Visualization that shows acoustic power flow between the internal cavity and external field enables us to understand the fluid?structure coupling mechanism.

Sea?Moon Kim; Yang?Hann Kim

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can an inhomogeneous metric be detected with the baryonic acoustic oscillation peak?  

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The scalar averaging approach to cosmology interprets dark energy as the growth of average, void-dominated, negative spatial curvature during the virialisation epoch, leaving the metric a priori unspecified, while models with a Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) metric assume comoving spatial rigidity of metrical properties. The former predicts that voids are hyperbolic and that superclusters occupy positively curved space, and that a best-fit metric should be close to the void case modelled as a constant-curvature metric on a given time slice. Thus, comoving separations near superclusters should be compressed in comparison to the homogeneous case. We demonstrate this by measuring the two-point auto-correlation function on comoving scales in order to detect shifts in the baryonic acoustic oscillation (BAO) peak location for Large Red Galaxy (LRG) pairs of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7. In tangential directions, subsets of pairs overlapping with superclusters or voids show the BAO peak. The tangential BAO peak location for overlap with Nadathur & Hotchkiss superclusters is 4.3\\pm1.6 Mpc/h less than that for LRG pairs unselected for supercluster overlap, and 6.6\\pm2.8 Mpc/h less than that of the complementary pairs. Liivamagi et al. superclusters give corresponding differences of 3.7\\pm2.9 Mpc/h and 6.3\\pm2.6 Mpc/h, respectively. We have found moderately significant evidence (Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests suggest very significant evidence) that the BAO peak location for supercluster-overlapping pairs is compressed by about 6% compared to that of the complementary sample, providing a potential challenge to FLRW models and a benchmark for predictions from backreaction models.

Boudewijn F. Roukema; Thomas Buchert; Jan J. Ostrowski; Martin J. France

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Information sharing for distributed intrusion detection systems  

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In this paper, we present an information sharing model for distributed intrusion detection systems. The typical challenges faced by distributed intrusion detection systems is what information to share and how to share information. We address these problems ... Keywords: Anomaly detection, Denial of service attack, Distributed intrusion detection, Information sharing, Reflector attack

Tao Peng; Christopher Leckie; Kotagiri Ramamohanarao

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosives detection system and method  

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A method of detecting explosives in a vehicle includes providing a first rack on one side of the vehicle, the rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a second rack on another side of the vehicle, the second rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a control system, remote from the first and second racks, coupled to the neutron generators and gamma ray detectors; using the control system, causing the neutron generators to generate neutrons; and performing gamma ray spectroscopy on spectra read by the gamma ray detectors to look for a signature indicative of presence of an explosive. Various apparatus and other methods are also provided.

Reber, Edward L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Jewell, James K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rohde, Kenneth W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Seabury, Edward H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Blackwood, Larry G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Edwards, Andrew J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Derr, Kurt W. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Micro-battery Development for Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System Applications  

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The Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) project supported by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, has yielded the smallest acoustic fish tag transmitter commercially available to date. In order to study even smaller fish populations and make the transmitter injectable by needles, the JSATS acoustic micro transmitter needs to be further downsized. This study focuses on the optimization of microbattery design based on Li/CFx chemistry. Through appropriate modifications, a steady high-rate pulse current with desirable life time has been achieved while the weight and volume of the battery is largely reduced. The impedance variation in as-designed microbatteries is systematically compared with that of currently used watch batteries in JSATS with an attempt to understand the intrinsic factors that control the performances of microbatteries under the real testing environments.

Chen, Honghao; Cartmell, Samuel S.; Wang, Qiang; Lozano, Terence J.; Deng, Zhiqun; Li, Huidong; Chen, Xilin; Yuan, Yong; Gross, Mark E.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Xiao, Jie

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Communication error detection using facial expressions  

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Automatic detection of communication errors in conversational systems typically rely only on acoustic cues. However, perceptual studies have indicated that speakers do exhibit visual communication error cues passively ...

Wang, Sy Bor, 1976-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Emission and Guided Ultrasonic Waves for Detection and Continuous Monitoring of Cracks in Light Water Reactor Components  

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Acoustic emission (AE) and guided ultrasonic waves (GUW) are considered for continuous monitoring and detection of cracks in Light Water Reactor (LWR) components. In this effort, both techniques are applied to the detection and monitoring of fatigue crack growth in a full scale pipe component. AE results indicated crack initiation and rapid growth in the pipe, and significant GUW responses were observed in response to the growth of the fatigue crack. After initiation, the crack growth was detectable with AE for approximately 20,000 cycles. Signals associated with initiation and rapid growth where distinguished based on total rate of activity and differences observed in the centroid frequency of hits. An intermediate stage between initiation and rapid growth was associated with significant energy emissions, though few hits. GUW exhibit a nearly monotonic trend with crack length with an exception of measurements obtained at 41 mm and 46 mm.

Meyer, Ryan M.; Coble, Jamie B.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Watson, Bruce E.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Doctor, Steven R.; Bond, Leonard J.

2012-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing the acoustic noise generated by hard disk drives and a scheme for detecting noisy hard drives  

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of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1992 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering s nah7 CHARACTERIZING THE ACOUSTIC NOISE GENERATED BY HARD DISK DRIVES AND A SCHEME FOR DETECTING NOISY HARD DRIVES A Thesis by SEUK BO KIM Approved... 48 48 49 52 53 55 APPENDIX A 58 VITA LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page I Disk Drive Sample Set 16 II Subjective Human Response: Original Noise 22 IH Leq Measured by MIC1 IV Leq Measured by ACC V Leq Grouping of Tv o Sensors 24 26 26 VI...

Kim, Seuk Bo

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Architectural acoustics  

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This tutorial will familiarize people with basic concepts in architectural acoustics. Many slides of actual buildings and a brief audio tape will be used to illustrate connections between the visual appearance of buildings and the qualities of their sonic environment. The presentation will provide examples and explanations of common acoustic experiences in buildings with the under?lying reasons for their occurrence. Architectural acoustics can be characterized as an evolving empirical exploration of basic principles from many areas of acoustics through creative testing in the design and subsequent evaluation of buildings. A historical review of applied acoustical principles translated into the medium of architecture will be presented in four primary areas: (1) subjective impressions including qualities of music speech intelligibility and annoyance which are the basis for current design criteria; (2) room acoustics design with an emphasis on auditoria schools restaurants and other public buildings; (3) providing privacy from unwanted sounds and vibrations through discussion of standard measurement techniques such as sound transmission class (STC); and (4) management of noise from HVAC systems and other equipment and processes in buildings. Interesting case studies will demonstrate how complex the practical application of even relatively simple acoustical principles can be in many buildings. In recent years a significant community of laboratory and applied researchers dedicated to this field has emerged to question and quantify the empirical knowledge base that has been accumulated over time. Recent topics of interest such as new measurement modeling and simulation techniques will be briefly introduced.

Gary W. Siebein

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Acoustic and Seismic Sensing  

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An overview of fiber optic distributed acoustic and seismic sensor system architectures is presented.

Kirkendall, Clay

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Acoustic detection and long-term monitoring of pygmy blue whales over the continental slope in southwest Australia  

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A 9-yr dataset of continuous sea noise recording made at the Cape Leeuwin station of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty hydroacoustic network in 2002–2010 was processed to detect calls from pygmy blue whales and to analyze diel seasonal and interannual variations in their vocal activity. Because the conventional spectrogram correlation method for recognizing whale calls in sea noise resulted in a too high false detection rate alternative algorithms were tested and the most robust one applied to the multi-year dataset. The detection method was based on multivariate classification using two spectrogram features of transients in sea noise and Fisher's linear discriminant which provided a misclassification rate of approximately 1% for missed and false detections at moderate sensitivity settings. An analysis of the detection results revealed a consistent seasonal pattern in the whale presence and considerable interannual changes with a steady increase in the number of calls detected in 2002–2006. An apparent diel pattern of whales' vocal activity was also observed. The acoustic detection range for pygmy blue whales was estimated to vary from about 50?km to nearly 200?km from the Cape Leeuwin station depending on the ambient noise level source level and azimuth to a vocalizing whale.

Alexander N. Gavrilov; Robert D. McCauley

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method for characterizing, synthesizing, and/or canceling out acoustic signals from inanimate sound sources  

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A system and method for characterizing, synthesizing, and/or canceling out acoustic signals from inanimate sound sources is disclosed. Propagating wave electromagnetic sensors monitor excitation sources in sound producing systems, such as machines, musical instruments, and various other structures. Acoustical output from these sound producing systems is also monitored. From such information, a transfer function characterizing the sound producing system is generated. From the transfer function, acoustical output from the sound producing system may be synthesized or canceled. The methods disclosed enable accurate calculation of matched transfer functions relating specific excitations to specific acoustical outputs. Knowledge of such signals and functions can be used to effect various sound replication, sound source identification, and sound cancellation applications.

Holzrichter, John F. (Berkeley, CA); Burnett, Greg C. (Livermore, CA); Ng, Lawrence C. (Danville, CA)

2007-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Signal processing for fiber optic acoustic sensor system  

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phase compensator. Two passive demodulation techniques based on a 3 by 3 output coupler in the Mach-Zehnder interferometer provide a way to eliminate phase fading suffered inside the interferometric sensors. System measurements utilizing the two...

Zhu, Juhong

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust acoustic signal detection and synchronization in a time varying ocean environment  

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Signal detection and synchronization in the time varying ocean environment is a difficult endeavor. The current common methods include using a linear frequency modulated chirped pulse or maximal length sequence as a detection ...

Gieleghem, Ryan Thomas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic leak detection Sample Search Results  

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Processes Summary: - April 2-5, 2006 OBSERVER DESIGN USING BOUNDARY INJECTIONS FOR PIPELINE MONITORING AND LEAK DETECTION Ole... University of Science and Technology N-7491...

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Detection of arcs in automotive electrical systems  

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At the present time, there is no established method for the detection of DC electric arcing. This is a concern for forthcoming advanced automotive electrical systems which consist of higher DC electric power bus voltages, ...

Mishrikey, Matthew David

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic neutrino detection Sample Search...  

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(Talk)'' T. Bowen and J. G. Learned 298... detection of ultra-high and extremely high energy neutrinos'' A. Capone et al. Prepared for 27th... Symposium on Neutrino Telescopes,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic tumour detection Sample Search...  

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and Medicine 17 Journal of Theoretical Biology 230 (2004) 120 A four-dimensional simulation model of tumour response to Summary: : The outermost tumour GC is detected along each...

82

An Automatic Impact-based Delamination Detection System for Concrete Bridge Decks  

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Delamination of concrete bridge decks is a commonly observed distress in corrosive environments. In traditional acoustic inspection methods, delamination is assessed by the "hollowness" of the sound created by impacting the bridge deck with a hammer or bar or by dragging a chain where the signals are often contaminated by ambient traffic noise and the detection is highly subjective. In the proposed method, a modified version of independent component analysis (ICA) is used to filter the traffic noise. To eliminate subjectivity, Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCC) are used as features for detection and the delamination is detected by a radial basis function (RBF) neural network. Results from both experimental and field data suggest that the proposed methods id noise robust and has satisfactory performance. The methods can also detect the delamination of repair patches and concrete below the repair patches. The algorithms were incorporated into an automatic impact-bases delamination detection (AIDD) system for field application.

Zhang, Gang; Harichandran, Ronald S.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep

2012-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward a global observation and modeling system for studying the ecology of the open ocean using acoustics.  

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The CLIOTOP (mid?trophic automatic acoustic sampling) project and the EurOcean consortium are organizing a workshop in May 2011 in Bergen Norway. The presentation will summarize the discussions and conclusions from the workshop. The workshop will deal with the technological and modeling issues related to the mass deployment of acoustic sensors in the open ocean environment. The technological challenges that will be addressed are plans and concepts for novel platforms carrying acoustics and complementary techniques energy supply and consumption and data transfer technology. Presently acoustics cannot provide measures of the species?specific biomass of all taxa and complementary technologies and ecosystemmodels need to be tailored to the available data. The modeling part of the workshop will focus mainly on the model?data links. It will cover the topics required to design a large scale observational system and to improve the combination of models and observations through data assimilation. The use of acoustic data in marine ecosystemmodels is indeed often done in a fairly naive way typically by assuming that acoustic measurements can provide acute and precise estimates of biomass. This leads to underestimated uncertainty and potentially biased results which need to be rigorously addressed in appropriate state?space frameworks.

Nils Olav Handegard; Geir Huse; Olivier Maury; Nils Christian Stenseth

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF NONLINEAR TIME REVERSED ACOUSTICS (NLTRA) FOR APPLICATIONS TO CRACK DETECTION IN SOLIDS  

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of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) exhibit extremely high sensitivity to the presence of cracks. Time Reverse stones and long-distance communication in the ocean. The Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) applications,4] and detection of cracks in a thin air-filled hollow cylinder [5]. A review of TRA applications to NDE is given

85

Automated macromolecular crystal detection system and method  

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An automated macromolecular method and system for detecting crystals in two-dimensional images, such as light microscopy images obtained from an array of crystallization screens. Edges are detected from the images by identifying local maxima of a phase congruency-based function associated with each image. The detected edges are segmented into discrete line segments, which are subsequently geometrically evaluated with respect to each other to identify any crystal-like qualities such as, for example, parallel lines, facing each other, similarity in length, and relative proximity. And from the evaluation a determination is made as to whether crystals are present in each image.

Christian, Allen T. (Tracy, CA); Segelke, Brent (San Ramon, CA); Rupp, Bernard (Livermore, CA); Toppani, Dominique (Fontainebleau, FR)

2007-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

86

Acoustic Character Of Hydraulic Fractures In Granite  

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Hydraulic fractures in homogeneous granitic rocks were logged with conventional acoustic-transit-time, acoustic-waveform, and acoustic-televiewer logging systems. Fractured intervals ranged in depth from 45 to 570m. and ...

Paillet, Frederick I.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Damage detection in initially nonlinear systems  

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The primary goal of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is to detect structural anomalies before they reach a critical level. Because of the potential life-safety and economic benefits, SHM has been widely studied over the past decade. In recent years there has been an effort to provide solid mathematical and physical underpinnings for these methods; however, most focus on systems that behave linearly in their undamaged state - a condition that often does not hold in complex 'real world' systems and systems for which monitoring begins mid-lifecycle. In this work, we highlight the inadequacy of linear-based methodology in handling initially nonlinear systems. We then show how the recently developed autoregressive support vector machine (AR-SVM) approach to time series modeling can be used for detecting damage in a system that exhibits initially nonlinear response. This process is applied to data acquired from a structure with induced nonlinearity tested in a laboratory environment.

Bornn, Luke [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farrar, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho Explosives Detection System: Development and Enhancements  

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The Idaho Explosives Detection System (IEDS) was developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to respond to threats imposed by delivery trucks carrying bulk explosives into military bases. The system consists of two racks, one on each side of a subject vehicle. Each rack includes a neutron generator and an array of sodium iodide (NaI) detectors. The two neutron generators are pulsed and synchronized. A computer connects to the system by Ethernet and is able to control the system remotely. The system was developed to detect bulk explosives in a medium size truck within a 5-minute measurement time. In 2004, a full-scale prototype IEDS system was built for testing and continued development. System performance was successfully tested using different types of real explosives with a variety of cargo at the INL from November 2005 through February 2006. Recently, the first deployable prototype system was constructed and shipped to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and will be in operation by March 2007. The capability of passively detecting radiological material within a delivery truck has also been added.

Edward L Reber; Larry G. Blackwood; Andrew J. Edwards; Ann E. Egger; Paul J. Petersen

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Performance of an Installed Real-Time Three-Dimensional Audio System  

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The Exterior Effects Room (EER) located at the NASA Langley Research Center is a facility built for psychoacoustic studies of aircraft community noise. Recently the EER was significantly upgraded to allow for simulation of aircraft flyovers in a three-dimensional audio and visual environment. The upgrade included installation of 27 satellite and 4 subwoofer loudspeakers that are driven by a real-time audio server. The audio server employs an implementation of the Vector Base Amplitude Panning (VBAP) method to position virtual sources at arbitrary azimuth and elevation angles in the EER. Real-time application of filters time delays and gains are required to compensate for installation effects including those associated with the irregular room geometry colorization due to varying loudspeaker installations and crossover filtering. The authors previously showed [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 127 1969 (2010)] that color compensation and crossover filtering could be achieved for satellite and subwoofer loudspeakers. However the resulting FIR filters were too long (32 768 taps) to implement in real-time. The focus of this work is on development of reduced-length surrogate IIR filters and on measurement of the acoustic performance of the installed real-time system.

Kenneth Faller II; Stephen A. Rizzi; Noah Schiller; Randolph Cabell; Jacob Klos; William L. Chapin; Aric R. Aumann

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic performance of an installed real?time three?dimensional audio system.  

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The Exterior Effects Room (EER) located at the NASA Langley Research Center is a facility built for psychoacoustic studies of aircraft community noise. Recently the EER was significantly upgraded to allow for simulation of aircraft flyovers in a 3?D audio and visual environment. The upgrade included installation of 27 satellite and 4 subwooferloudspeakers that are driven by a real?time audio server. The audio server employs an implementation of the vector base amplitude panning method to position virtual sources at arbitrary azimuth and elevation angles in the EER. Real?time application of filters time delays and gains are required to compensate for installation effects including those associated with the irregular room geometry colorization due to varying loudspeaker installations and crossover filtering. The authors previously showed [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 127 1969 (2010)] that color compensation and crossover filtering could be achieved for satellite and subwooferloudspeakers. However the resulting FIR filters were too long (32?768 taps) to implement in real?time. The focus of this work is on the development of reduced?length surrogate IIR filters and on the measurement of the acoustic performance of the installed real?time system.?

Kenneth J. Faller II; Stephen A. Rizzi; Noah Schiller; Randolph H. Cabell; Jacob Klos; William L. Chapin; Fahri Surucu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustical criteria in a two?parameter system for evaluating impact noise insulation.  

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Experience indicates that impact noise complaints in multi?family joist?framed buildings fall into two broad classes: low frequency thudding from footfalls and mid? to high frequency noise from heel clicks dragging furniture etc. The authors have developed a two?parameter system for evaluating impact noise [LoVerde and Dong J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 119 3220 (2006); 120 3206 (2006); 122 2954 (2007)] that offers considerable improvement over existing metrics (such as FIIC) in terms of both correlation with subjective reaction and comparison of materials intended for improving impact insulation. Based on this system suggested criteria for impact noise levels are presented. The effects of various design parameters on noise levels are discussed.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of defects in FRP-reinforced concrete with the acoustic-laser vibrometry method  

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Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) strengthening and retrofitting of concrete structural elements has become increasingly popular for civil infrastructure systems. When defects occur in FRP-reinforced concrete elements at the ...

Chen, Justin Gejune

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Digital radiographic systems detect boiler tube cracks  

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Boiler water wall leaks have been a major cause of steam plant forced outages. But conventional nondestructive evaluation techniques have a poor track record of detecting corrosion fatigue cracking on the inside surface of the cold side of waterwall tubing. EPRI is performing field trials of a prototype direct-digital radiographic system that promises to be a game changer. 8 figs.

Walker, S. [EPRI, Charlotte, NC (United States)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on ponderomotive driven Vlasov–Poisson system in electron acoustic wave parametric region  

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Theoretical analysis and corresponding 1D Particle-in-Cell (PIC) simulations of ponderomotive driven Vlasov–Poisson system in electron acoustic wave (EAW) parametric region are demonstrated. Theoretical analysis identifies that under the resonant condition, a monochromatic EAW can be excited when the wave number of the drive ponderomotive force satisfies 0.26?k{sub d}?{sub D}?0.53. If k{sub d}?{sub D}?0.26, nonlinear superposition of harmonic waves can be resonantly excited, called kinetic electrostatic electron nonlinear waves. Numerical simulations have demonstrated these wave excitation and evolution dynamics, in consistence with the theoretical predictions. The physical nature of these two waves is supposed to be interaction of harmonic waves, and their similar phase space properties are also discussed.

Xiao, C. Z.; Huang, T. W. [HEDPS, Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)] [HEDPS, Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Liu, Z. J.; Zheng, C. Y.; He, X. T. [HEDPS, Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China) [HEDPS, Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100094 (China); Qiao, B. [HEDPS, Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China) [HEDPS, Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and system for detecting an explosive  

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A method and system for detecting at least one explosive in a vehicle using a neutron generator and a plurality of NaI detectors. Spectra read from the detectors is calibrated by performing Gaussian peak fitting to define peak regions, locating a Na peak and an annihilation peak doublet, assigning a predetermined energy level to one peak in the doublet, and predicting a hydrogen peak location based on a location of at least one peak of the doublet. The spectra are gain shifted to a common calibration, summed for respective groups of NaI detectors, and nitrogen detection analysis performed on the summed spectra for each group.

Reber, Edward L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rohde, Kenneth W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Blackwood, Larry G. (Bozeman, MT)

2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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REAL-TIME ACTIVE PIPELINE INTEGRITY DETECTION (RAPID) SYSTEM FOR CORROSION DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION  

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REAL-TIME ACTIVE PIPELINE INTEGRITY DETECTION (RAPID) SYSTEM FOR CORROSION DETECTION detection Acellent has developed a Real-time Active Pipeline Integrity Detection (RAPID) system. The RAPID system utilizes a sensor network permanently bonded to the pipeline structure along with in

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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AUTOMATIC VARIABLE VENTILATION CONTROL SYSTEMS BASED ON AIR QUALITY DETECTION  

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Control Systems Based on Air Quality Detection Isaac Turiel,HVAC CONTROL SYSTEM BASED ON AIR QUALITY SENSING To Zl)(lecontrol systems based on air quality detection Isaac Turiel,

Turiel, Isaac

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

A joint time-scale representation methodology for the detection of acoustic gravity wave induced by solar eclipses  

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by solar eclipses St´ephane G. Roux1, Petra Sauli2, Josef Boska2, Patrice Abry1 1 Laboratoire de Physique three different solar eclipses. It enables us to evidence the existence of several acoustic by geomagnetic and consequent auroral activity, meteorological phenomena, excitation in situ by solar terminators

Boyer, Edmond

99

Systems and methods for detecting and processing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Embodiments of the present invention provides systems and method for detecting. Sensing modules are provided in communication with one or more detectors. In some embodiments, detectors are provided that are sensitive to chemical, biological, or radiological agents. Embodiments of sensing modules include processing capabilities to analyze, perform computations on, and/or run models to predict or interpret data received from one or more detectors. Embodiments of sensing modules form various network configurations with one another and/or with one or more data aggregation devices. Some embodiments of sensing modules include power management functionalities.

Johnson, Michael M. (Livermore, CA); Yoshimura, Ann S. (Tracy, CA)

2006-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection & Diagnostic Systems - Nuclear Engineering Division (Argonne)  

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Departments > Detection & Diagnostic Departments > Detection & Diagnostic Systems DEPARTMENTS Engineering Analysis Nuclear Systems Analysis Research & Test Reactor Nonproliferation and National Security Detection & Diagnostic Systems Engineering Development & Applications Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) Argonne OutLoud on Nuclear Energy Argonne Energy Showcase 2012 Detection & Diagnostic Systems Bookmark and Share The Detection & Diagnostic Systems Department conducts research and development related to instruments and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for characterization of materials and determination of system parameters related to different energy systems (including fossil,

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101

Analysis of an arrayed acoustic listening system for sperm whale studies  

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Concern for the preservation of cetacean habitats has created the need for survey methods which can cover large ocean areas and provide accurate estimates of population density and abundance. Between the years of 1991 and 1996 passive acoustic...

Duncan, Michael Eric

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

102

Failure Detection with Booting in Partially Synchronous Systems  

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Failure Detection with Booting in Partially Synchronous Systems Josef Widder1 , G´erard Le Lann2 implementation with respect to failure detection time, but also works during the system booting phase. 1

103

Method and system for generating a beam of acoustic energy from a borehole, and applications thereof  

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A compact array of transducers is employed as a downhole instrument for acoustic investigation of the surrounding rock formation. The array is operable to generate simultaneously a first acoustic beam signal at a first frequency and a second acoustic beam signal at a second frequency different than the first frequency. These two signals can be oriented through an azimuthal rotation of the array and an inclination rotation using control of the relative phases of the signals from the transmitter elements or electromechanical linkage. Due to the non-linearity of the formation, the first and the second acoustic beam signal mix into the rock formation where they combine into a collimated third signal that propagates in the formation along the same direction than the first and second signals and has a frequency equal to the difference of the first and the second acoustic signals. The third signal is received either within the same borehole, after reflection, or another borehole, after transmission, and analyzed to determine information about rock formation. Recording of the third signal generated along several azimuthal and inclination directions also provides 3D images of the formation, information about 3D distribution of rock formation and fluid properties and an indication of the dynamic acoustic non-linearity of the formation.

Johnson Paul A. (Santa Fe, NM); Ten Cate, James A. (Los Alamos, NM); Guyer, Robert (Reno, NV); Le Bas, Pierre-Yves (Los Alamos, NM); Vu, Cung (Houston, TX); Nihei, Kurt (Oakland, CA); Schmitt, Denis P. (Katy, TX); Skelt, Christopher (Houston, TX)

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Mobile Detection Assessment Response System (MDARS)  

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Helps Pioneer "Robot" Patrol Technology: Deployment of the Helps Pioneer "Robot" Patrol Technology: Deployment of the DOE Mobile Detection Assessment Response System (MDARS) The use of patrol robots to cost effectively improve security while reducing health and safety risks at DOE and NNSA nuclear facilities is an HSS advanced technology deployment "first". Over the past 2 years, the HSS Office of Technology has played a key role in working with the Army, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and General Dynamics Robotics Systems to purchase, prototype, test and deploy the first of three MDARS patrol robots at NNSS. In addition to the initial purchase, HSS successfully negotiated a mutually acceptable

105

Method and system for detecting explosives  

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A method of detecting explosives in a vehicle includes providing a first rack on one side of the vehicle, the rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a second rack on another side of the vehicle, the second rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a control system, remote from the first and second racks, coupled to the neutron generators and gamma ray detectors; using the control system, causing the neutron generators to generate neutrons; and performing gamma ray spectroscopy on spectra read by the gamma ray detectors to look for a signature indicative of presence of an explosive. Various apparatus and other methods are also provided.

Reber, Edward L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Jewell, James K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rohde, Kenneth W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Seabury, Edward H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Blackwood, Larry G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Edwards, Andrew J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Derr, Kurt W. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

106

Human Portable Radiation Detection System Communications Package Evaluation  

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Testing and valuation of the Human Portable Radiation Detection System Communications Package for the US Coast Guard.

Morgen, Gerald P.; Peterson, William W.

2009-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

107

System for Detection of Small Inclusions in Large Optics  

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The presence of defects in optical materials can lead to bulk damage or downstream modulation and subsequent surface damage in high fluence laser systems. An inclusion detection system has been developed by the National Ignition Facility Optics Metrology Group. The system detects small inclusions in optical materials with increased sensitivity and speed over previous methods. The system has detected all known inclusions and defects and has detected previously undetected defects smaller than 5 microns.

Wolfe, J E; Runkel, M J

2008-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

108

Acoustic performance of an installed real?time three?dimensional audio system—Part II.  

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The exterior effects room (EER) located at the NASA Langley Research Center was recently upgraded to allow for simulation of aircraft flyovers in a three?dimensional (3?D) audio and visual environment. The 3?D audio server employs an implementation of the vector base amplitude panning (VBAP) method to position virtual sources at arbitrary azimuth and elevation angles in the EER. Recent work focused on the development of loudspeaker equalization first using high order FIR filters [POMA 9 015004 (2010)] and later using low order IIR filters [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 128 2482 (2010)]. The latter in conjunction with full?path time delay compensation and relative gain compensation were implemented in real?time and shown to reproduce the desired sound field to within about ±5 dB over an extended frequency range for stationary and moving sources. In the present work the performance is further characterized both objectively and subjectively. Addressed are calibration of the system for absolute sound pressure level reproduction and measurement of the spatial uniformity of the generatedsound field. Further localization of sound sources will be subjectively measured to assess the efficacy of the VBAP implementation in the EER.

Kenneth J. Faller II; Stephen A. Rizzi; Aric R. Aumann

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-process acoustic emission monitoring of dissimilar metal welding: Final report  

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A system to provide real-time, in-process acoustic emission monitoring to detect and locate flaws in bimetallic welds has been demonstrated. This system could provide reliable inspection of critical welds in cases where conventional NDE would be costly or impossible to apply. Tests were completed on four sample welds to determine the sensitivity of the system. Artificial flaws were introduced into two test samples and the acoustic emission results were verified by radiography and visual inspection techniques.

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1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

System and method for detecting cells or components thereof  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and method for detecting a detectably labeled cell or component thereof in a sample comprising one or more cells or components thereof, at least one cell or component thereof of which is detectably labeled with at least two detectable labels. In one embodiment, the method comprises: (i) introducing the sample into one or more flow cells of a flow cytometer, (ii) irradiating the sample with one or more light sources that are absorbed by the at least two detectable labels, the absorption of which is to be detected, and (iii) detecting simultaneously the absorption of light by the at least two detectable labels on the detectably labeled cell or component thereof with an array of photomultiplier tubes, which are operably linked to two or more filters that selectively transmit detectable emissions from the at least two detectable labels.

Porter, Marc D. (Ames, IA); Lipert, Robert J. (Ames, IA); Doyle, Robert T. (Ames, IA); Grubisha, Desiree S. (Corona, CA); Rahman, Salma (Ames, IA)

2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Barcodes: Passive, Durable and Inexpensive Notched Identification Tags  

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barcodes with their (un-instrumented) fin- gers. It is also possible to use rings, pens, dry erase markers: the Cricket System [15] uses coded ultrasound pulses to locate and identify users in an instrumented room. Hambone [3] is a wrist-worn acoustic sensor that detects movement of the arms via bone conduction,

Olsen Jr., Dan R.

112

System for generating a beam of acoustic energy from a borehole, and applications thereof  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In some aspects of the invention, a device, positioned within a well bore, configured to generate and direct an acoustic beam into a rock formation around a borehole is disclosed. The device comprises a source configured to generate a first signal at a first frequency and a second signal at a second frequency; a transducer configured to receive the generated first and the second signals and produce acoustic waves at the first frequency and the second frequency; and a non-linear material, coupled to the transducer, configured to generate a collimated beam with a frequency equal to the difference between the first frequency and the second frequency by a non-linear mixing process, wherein the non-linear material includes one or more of a mixture of liquids, a solid, a granular material, embedded microspheres, or an emulsion.

Vu, Cung Khac; Sinha, Dipen N.; Pantea, Cristian; Nihei, Kurt T.; Schmitt, Denis P.; Skelt, Christopher

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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System for generating a beam of acoustic energy from a borehole, and applications thereof  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In some aspects of the invention, a device, positioned within a well bore, configured to generate and direct an acoustic beam into a rock formation around a borehole is disclosed. The device comprises a source configured to generate a first signal at a first frequency and a second signal at a second frequency; a transducer configured to receive the generated first and the second signals and produce acoustic waves at the first frequency and the second frequency; and a non-linear material, coupled to the transducer, configured to generate a collimated beam with a frequency equal to the difference between the first frequency and the second frequency by a non-linear mixing process, wherein the non-linear material includes one or more of a mixture of liquids, a solid, a granular material, embedded microspheres, or an emulsion.

Vu, Cung Khac (Houston, TX); Sinha, Dipen N. (Los Alamos, NM); Pantea, Cristian (Los Alamos, NM); Nihei, Kurt T. (Oakland, CA); Schmitt, Denis P. (Katy, TX); Skelt, Christopher (Houston, TX)

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Best Management Practice: Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and  

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Best Management Practice: Distribution System Audits, Leak Best Management Practice: Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair Best Management Practice: Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair October 7, 2013 - 3:06pm Addthis A distribution system audit, leak detection, and repair programs help Federal facilities reduce water losses and make better use of limited water resources. Overview Federal facilities with large campus settings and expansive distribution systems can lose a significant amount of total water production and purchases to system leaks. Leaks in distribution systems are caused by a number of factors, including pipe corrosion, high system pressure, construction disturbances, frost damage, damaged joints, and ground shifting and settling. Regular distribution system leak detection surveys

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NW-MILO Acoustic Data Collection  

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There is an enduring requirement to improve our ability to detect potential threats and discriminate these from the legitimate commercial and recreational activity ongoing in the nearshore/littoral portion of the maritime domain. The Northwest Maritime Information and Littoral Operations (NW-MILO) Program at PNNL’s Coastal Security Institute in Sequim, Washington is establishing a methodology to detect and classify these threats - in part through developing a better understanding of acoustic signatures in a near-shore environment. The purpose of the acoustic data collection described here is to investigate the acoustic signatures of small vessels. The data is being recorded continuously, 24 hours a day, along with radar track data and imagery. The recording began in August 2008, and to date the data contains tens of thousands of signals from small vessels recorded in a variety of environmental conditions. The quantity and variety of this data collection, with the supporting imagery and radar track data, makes it particularly useful for the development of robust acoustic signature models and advanced algorithms for signal classification and information extraction. The underwater acoustic sensing system is part of a multi-modal sensing system that is operating near the mouth of Sequim Bay. Sequim Bay opens onto the Straight of Juan de Fuca, which contains part of the border between the U.S. and Canada. Table 1 lists the specific components used for the NW-MILO system. The acoustic sensor is a hydrophone permanently deployed at a mean depth of about 3 meters. In addition to a hydrophone, the other sensors in the system are a marine radar, an electro-optical (EO) camera and an infra-red (IR) camera. The radar is integrated with a vessel tracking system (VTS) that provides position, speed and heading information. The data from all the sensors is recorded and saved to a central server. The data has been validated in terms of its usability for characterizing the signatures of small vessels. The sampling rate of 8 kHz and low pass filtering to 2 kHz results in an alias-free signal in the frequency band that is appropriate for small vessels. Calibration was performed using a Lubell underwater speaker so that the raw data signal levels can be converted to sound pressure. Background noise is present due to a nearby pump and as a result of tidal currents. More study is needed to fully characterize the noise, but it does not pose an obstacle to using the acoustic data for the purposes of vessel detection and signature analysis. The detection range for a small vessel was estimated using the calibrated voltage response of the system and a cylindrical spreading model for transmission loss. The sound pressure of a typical vessel with an outboard motor was found to be around 140 dB mPa, and could theoretically be detected from 10 km away. In practical terms, a small vessel could reliably be detected from 3 - 5 km away. The data is archived in netCDF files, a standard scientific file format that is "self describing". This means that each data file contains the metadata - timestamps, units, origin, etc. - needed to make the data meaningful and portable. Other file formats, such as XML, are also supported. A visualization tool has been developed to view the acoustic data in the form of spectrograms, along with the coincident radar track data and camera images.

Matzner, Shari; Myers, Joshua R.; Maxwell, Adam R.; Jones, Mark E.

2010-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic measurements Sample Search Results  

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2008 NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-429 Summary: by the acoustics team (Table 9, Fig. 19). Acoustic detection distances were not measured for this group. P. electra... NMFS ACOUSTIC STUDIES...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustical measurements Sample Search Results  

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2008 NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-429 Summary: by the acoustics team (Table 9, Fig. 19). Acoustic detection distances were not measured for this group. P. electra... NMFS ACOUSTIC STUDIES...

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Role of acoustical technology in the development of new energy sources  

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During the past five years considerable progress has been made in the control and abatement of excessive and/or harmful noise as well as vibration associated with the transportation construction and industrial activities and systems. This has been a definite contribution of acoustics towards improving the quality of our environment and community life alike. A similar kind of concerted effort is required whereby the know1edge of acoustics can be advantageously utilized in the development of much?needed new energy sources. Among the more challenging acoustical technologies available during exploration detection and identification of new conventional and non?conventional energy sources are those utilizing ultrasonic electroacoustics underwater acoustics and geoacoustics principles and/or disciplines. For example echo?sounding has been effectively used in the detection and assessment of marine resources. In the same way acousti?coring and seismic reflection techniques have been successfully employed during the exploration and detection phases associated with “mining geology” and “marine sediments.” However the most attractive area of new energy source development where acoustical technology can best be utilized appears to be in the exploration of active "geothermal" sites. The ground noise(seismic)measurements utilizing sensitive and precision acoustical instrumentation can tremendously accelerate development of this important untapped and nonpolluting form of natural energy. This paper reviews the interaction of acoustics with new energy resource development programs.

A. G. Jhaveri

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

All row, planar fault detection system  

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An apparatus, program product and method for detecting nodal faults may simultaneously cause designated nodes of a cell to communicate with all nodes adjacent to each of the designated nodes. Furthermore, all nodes along the axes of the designated nodes are made to communicate with their adjacent nodes, and the communications are analyzed to determine if a node or connection is faulty.

Archer, Charles Jens; Pinnow, Kurt Walter; Ratterman, Joseph D; Smith, Brian Edward

2013-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

120

Availability Analysis of Repairable Computer Systems and Stationarity Detection  

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Availability Analysis of Repairable Computer Systems and Stationarity Detection Bruno Sericola computer system and we assume, as usual, that the system is modeled by a finite Markov process. We propose of performability measures. Index TermsÐRepairable computer systems, dependability, availability, performability

Sericola, Bruno

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Explosive simulants for testing explosive detection systems  

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Explosives simulants that include non-explosive components are disclosed that facilitate testing of equipment designed to remotely detect explosives. The simulants are non-explosive, non-hazardous materials that can be safely handled without any significant precautions. The simulants imitate real explosives in terms of mass density, effective atomic number, x-ray transmission properties, and physical form, including moldable plastics and emulsions/gels.

Kury, John W. (Danville, CA); Anderson, Brian L. (Lodi, CA)

1999-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems for detecting charged particles in object inspection  

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Techniques, apparatus and systems for detecting particles such as muons. In one implementation, a monitoring system has a cosmic ray-produced charged particle tracker with a plurality of drift cells. The drift cells, which can be for example aluminum drift tubes, can be arranged at least above and below a volume to be scanned to thereby track incoming and outgoing charged particles, such as cosmic ray-produced muons, while also detecting gamma rays. The system can selectively detect devices or materials, such as iron, lead, gold and/or tungsten, occupying the volume from multiple scattering of the charged particles passing through the volume and can also detect any radioactive sources occupying the volume from gamma rays emitted therefrom. If necessary, the drift tubes can be sealed to eliminate the need for a gas handling system. The system can be employed to inspect occupied vehicles at border crossings for nuclear threat objects.

Morris, Christopher L.; Makela, Mark F.

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

123

Laser-excited acoustic oscillations in silver and bismuth nanowires  

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Coherent acoustic oscillations in Bi and Ag nanowire samples were studied with a femtosecond pump-probe technique and detection of the scattered light. The observed optical and acoustic properties reflect the nanostructure of these materials...

Jerebtsov, Sergey N.; Kolomenskii, Alexandre A.; Liu, Haidong; Zhang, Hong; Ye, Zuxin; Luo, Zhiping; Wu, Wenhao; Paulus, Gerhard G.; Schuessler, Hans A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Entanglement detection in hybrid optomechanical systems  

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We study a device formed by a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) coupled to the field of a cavity with a moving end mirror and find a working point such that the mirror-light entanglement is reproduced by the BEC-light quantum correlations. This provides an experimentally viable tool for inferring mirror-light entanglement with only a limited set of assumptions. We prove the existence of tripartite entanglement in the hybrid device, persisting up to temperatures of a few milli-Kelvin, and discuss a scheme to detect it.

De Chiara, Gabriele [Fisica Teorica: Informacio i Fenomens Quantics, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Bellaterra (Spain); Paternostro, Mauro [Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom); Palma, G. Massimo [NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Via Archirafi 36, I-90123 Palermo (Italy)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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REDUCED RANK DETECTION SCHEMES FOR DS-CDMA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS  

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REDUCED RANK DETECTION SCHEMES FOR DS-CDMA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS Wanshi Chen Ericsson Wireless 90089­2565 e-mail: ubli@usc.edu Abstract -- Several reduced-rank detection schemes for direct- sequence to the multistage linear receiver scheme based on the Cayley Hamilton theorem. The analysis of the reduced rank

Southern California, University of

126

Application of learning classifier systems to fraud detection problem.  

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??This thesis examines the application of learning classi er systems to the problem of electronic fraud (e-fraud) detection. E-fraud is highly lucrative, with estimates suggesting… (more)

Behdad, Mohammad

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Bachelor Thesis Detection of Zeno Sets in Hybrid Systems  

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Bachelor Thesis Detection of Zeno Sets in Hybrid Systems to Validate Modelica Simulations Marcel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.3 Example: Water Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3 Modelica 9 3.1 OpenModelica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3.1.1 Hybrid Automata

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A distributed boundary detection algorithm for multi-robot systems  

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We describe a distributed boundary detection algorithm suitable for use on multi-robot systems with dynamic network topologies. We assume that each robot has access to its local network geometry, which is the combination ...

McLurkin, James

129

UPGRADE AND EVALUATION OF A LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM  

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/11/2004 page 3 of 17 1 INTRODUCTION KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) has upgraded itsUPGRADE AND EVALUATION OF A LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM Hans Beekhuis Iwan Holleman the Netherlands

Stoffelen, Ad

130

Acoustics education in Ukraine  

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Acoustics education in Ukraine is considered. In more than 40 universities students learn acoustics: in the acoustics department of the National Technical University in Ukraine (only one department in Ukraine) and many related departments such as Nondestructive Testing Physics Electrical Engineering etc. Acoustical specializations of departments are presented. The most promising and developing acoustical specialization is biomedical acoustics.

Stanislav M. Mayevskyy; Leonid M. Gelman

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Interactive modeling and analysis of intruder detection systems  

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INTERACTIVE MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF INTRUDER DETECTION SYSTEMS A Thesis by MICHAEL WILLIAM JONES Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1991 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering INTERACTIVE MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF INTRUDER DETECTION SYSTEMS A Thesis by MICHAEL WILLIAM JONES Approved as to style and content by: Robert E . Shannon (Co ? Chair of Committee) Kav...

Jones, Michael William

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

An expert system for fault detection and diagnosis  

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Major Subject: Electrical Engineering AN EXPERT SYSTEM FOR I AIJLT DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS A Thesis by PREDRAG SPASOJEVIC Approv d as to style and content by; (, . I Mladen Kezunovic (Chair of ommitt R. Don Russell Ali Abur (Member) / /$t...:l~. , ~ 1 /z Karan L. Watson (Member) Wil iam M. Li y (Member . W. Howze (Head of Department) August 1992 ABSTRACT An Expert System 1' or Fault Detection and Diagnosis. (August 1992) Preclrag Spasojevic, Dipl. Ing. , University of Sarajevo Chair...

Spasojevic, Predrag

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Digital filtering in a disease detection system  

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A low-pass, nonrecursive digital filter has been designed to process data in an automated enzyme immunoassay system. The software implemented filter has been installed in the Intel 80/10 system controller. A low-speed sample rate of three samples per second allowed the filter algorithm to be programmed in the high-level FORTRAN language with a resultant execution speed of 0.6 seconds per day array. Fourier techniques are used to derive a zero phase shift filter algorithm from a frequency domain prototype. The resulting alogrithm is modified by a Hamming window to reduce transients and Gibbs phenomenon oscillations. Observations on the effectiveness of the filter under full system operation indicate a 90% data recovery rate.

Brown, R.R.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Methods and systems for remote detection of gases  

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Novel systems and methods for remotely detecting at least one constituent of a gas via infrared detection are provided. A system includes at least one extended source of broadband infrared radiation and a spectrally sensitive receiver positioned remotely from the source. The source and the receiver are oriented such that a surface of the source is in the field of view of the receiver. The source includes a heating component thermally coupled to the surface, and the heating component is configured to heat the surface to a temperature above ambient temperature. The receiver is operable to collect spectral infrared absorption data representative of a gas present between the source and the receiver. The invention advantageously overcomes significant difficulties associated with active infrared detection techniques known in the art, and provides an infrared detection technique with a much greater sensitivity than passive infrared detection techniques known in the art.

Johnson, Timothy J. (Pasco, WA)

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

135

Methods and systems for remote detection of gases  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Novel systems and methods for remotely detecting at least one constituent of a gas via infrared detection are provided. A system includes at least one extended source of broadband infrared radiation and a spectrally sensitive receiver positioned remotely from the source. The source and the receiver are oriented such that a surface of the source is in the field of view of the receiver. The source includes a heating component thermally coupled to the surface, and the heating component is configured to heat the surface to a temperature above ambient temperature. The receiver is operable to collect spectral infrared absorption data representative of a gas present between the source and the receiver. The invention advantageously overcomes significant difficulties associated with active infrared detection techniques known in the art, and provides an infrared detection technique with a much greater sensitivity than passive infrared detection techniques known in the art.

Johnson, Timothy J

2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

136

Strategies To Detect Hidden Geothermal Systems Based On Monitoring and  

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To Detect Hidden Geothermal Systems Based On Monitoring and To Detect Hidden Geothermal Systems Based On Monitoring and Analysis Of CO2 In The Near-Surface Environment Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Strategies To Detect Hidden Geothermal Systems Based On Monitoring and Analysis Of CO2 In The Near-Surface Environment Details Activities (5) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: We investigate the potential for CO2 monitoring in thenear-surface environment as an approach to exploration for hiddengeothermal systems. Numerical simulations of CO2 migration from a modelhidden geothermal system show that CO2 concentrations can reach highlevels in the shallow subsurface even for relatively low CO2 fluxes.Therefore, subsurface measurements offer an advantage over above-groundmeasurements which are affected by winds that rapidly disperse

137

Angle Instability Detection in Power Systems with High Wind Penetration  

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Angle Instability Detection in Power Angle Instability Detection in Power Systems with High Wind Penetration Using PMUs YC Zhang National Renewable Energy Laboratory Yingchen.zhang@nrel.gov 27/28 June 2013 Washington, DC DOE/OE Transmission Reliability Program Angle Instability Detection in Power Systems with High Wind Penetration Using Synchrophasor Measurements  Project Objective * Utilize synchrophasor measurements to estimate the equivalent inertia of a power source such as synchronous generators or wind turbine generators * Develop angle instability detection method for a system with high wind penetration using the synchrophasor measurements 2 3 Background Submitted to IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics * In case of angular instability, some machines will have

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Acoustic monitoring and signature analysis in nuclear and fossil energy generation  

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Acoustic monitoring and analysis in nuclear and fossil energy plants has been accompanied by transducer development for the hot environment. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires acoustic monitoring systems on nuclear reactors for detecting potential failures. Accelerometers are attached at critical points and their output is automatically analyzed to give warnings of loose parts or excessive vibration. In addition to providing a warning the system can monitor arrival time to be used for fault location. For use as a potential boiling detector of breeder reactors the acoustic signature of the sodium coolant boiling has been compared with background noise level. High temperature sodium?immersible microphones and waveguides for smooth energy transfer were developed for this investigation. High?temperature acoustic sensors have been used in a coal gasification plant. The presence of solids in a steam?char line has been automatically determined using passive monitoring of relative sound intensities of different frequency bands.

Henry B. Karplus

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multipurpose characterization of glazing systems with silica aerogel: In-field experimental analysis of thermal-energy, lighting and acoustic performance  

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Abstract Thermal-energy, acoustic and lighting performance of innovative glazing systems with aerogel inclusion is evaluated through in-field experiments. The study is carried out by monitoring two dedicated prototype buildings located in central Italy, and the consistency of results with in-lab analyses is investigated. Analyses showed that aerogel can decrease energy consumption for heating by up to 50% in winter, and its capability to keep the thermal zone warmer even several days after that the heating system is switched off. Acoustic analyses confirmed in-lab measurements, showing aerogel capability to increase the façade acoustic insulation index by 3 dB. Lighting analyses showed aerogel effect to lower the daily average illuminance level by about 10% during sunny days. In cloudy weather conditions, with low level of solar radiation and indoor illuminance, the effect was relatively higher. In those cases when windows include shading elements such as protruding roof or deep window pad, aerogel effect was not clearly identified through continuous monitoring. The results of this integrated in-field experimental campaign showed that aerogel filled glazing cameras represent effective and innovative solutions for energy saving in winter, useful for improving acoustic façade performance with limited penalties in terms of daylighting.

Franco Cotana; Anna Laura Pisello; Elisa Moretti; Cinzia Buratti

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Advanced islanding detection utilized in distribution systems with DFIG  

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Abstract The penetration of distributed generation (DG) in electrical power systems is rapidly increasing these days and more attention is drawn to maintain a healthy distribution system. Islanding operation of \\{DGs\\} is one of the biggest challenges to the distribution system stability. Fast and accurate islanding detection can avoid the possibility of damages to the \\{DGs\\} when they are un-intentionally reconnected to the grid and also provide useful information to the protection and automation design of the stand alone operated system. Rate of change of frequency (ROCOF) method is one of the most commonly employed anti-islanding protection techniques, it offers fast detection and easy implementation. However, it is often easily affected by the system disturbance and might not able to detect the islanding situation if the power imbalance between the DG and the load is small. This paper investigates an inter-lock method which can improve the performance of rate of change of frequency (ROCOF) by applying system impedance estimation. It was found that this new method can help in verifying the ROCOF relay islanding detection and avoiding false operations of ROCOF in a grid connected distribution system which has large load variations. The proposed method was verified using the experimental testing results derived from both an experimental testing model which includes an 8 kW Double Feed Induction Generator (DFIG) and a 9 MW DFIG simulation system.

Ke Jia; Tianshu Bi; Bohan Liu; David Thomas; Andrew Goodman

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

A Fault Detection and Diagnosis Method for HVAC Systems  

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A Fault Detection and Diagnosis Method for HVAC Systems A Fault Detection and Diagnosis Method for HVAC Systems Speaker(s): Peng Xu Date: December 2, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 There is a growing consensus that most buildings do not perform as well as intended and that faults in HVAC systems are widespread in commercial buildings. An automated fault detection and diagnosis tool for HVAC systems is being developed, based on an integrated, life-cycle, approach to commissioning and performance monitoring. The tool uses component-level HVAC equipment models implemented in the SPARK equation-based simulation environment. The models are configured using design information and component manufacturers' data and then fine-tuned to match the actual performance of the equipment by using data measured during functional tests

142

Trial of a Bacterial Screening System for Rapid Detection of Mutagens and Carcinogens  

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...of a Bacterial Screening System for Rapid Detection of Mutagens and Carcinogens...Missouri 63103 A bacterial test system for detection of mutagens and carcinogens...SUMMARY A bacterial test system for detection of mutagens and carcinogens...

Daniel S. Longnecker; Thomas J. Curphey; Susan T. James; Douglas S. Daniel; and Nicholas J. Jacobs

1974-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Successfully merging architectural and electronic acoustical treatments  

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In enclosed volumes the integration of electronic acoustical components with architectural surface treatments forms a hybrid system that produces the perceived acoustical conditions. Since the underlying operating principles for electro-acoustic enhancement systems differs considerably between manufacturers the requirements for system infrastructure are not germane nor is the optimum integration of architectural treatments. As a result the nature of the work performed by the acoustical consultant changes to accommodate optimum performance of the specific “hybrid” system which may also include other forms of variable treatments.

Steve Barbar

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geographically distributed acoustical monitoring of migrating birds  

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A geographically distributed system of largely automated acoustical monitoring stations was developed to monitor the migration of small passerine birds. The targeted species wood warblers and sparrows migrate at night and produce short (about 120 ms at the longest) high?pitched (between roughly 6 and 10 kHz) calls as they fly often audible from the ground. The monitoring system consisted of ten stations located in New Jersey Maryland Pennsylvania and New York and a central data repository located at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Each station comprised an outdoor weatherproof microphone connected to a volunteer’s home computer. The computer automatically ran acoustic transient detection software each night that listened continuously to the microphone signal and extracted all transients matching certain criteria each to its own audio file. The detected transients were uploaded by the volunteer each morning via the Internet to the central repository for classification and archival. Results including spectrograms of all detected transients and bird call counts were displayed on a public web site updated daily. [Work supported by EPA.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting nonclassical system-environment correlations by local operations  

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We develop a general strategy for the detection of nonclassical system-environment correlations in the initial states of an open quantum system. The method employs a dephasing map which operates locally on the open system and leads to an experimentally accessible witness for genuine quantum correlations, measuring the Hilbert-Schmidt distance between pairs of open system states. We further derive the expectation value of the witness for various random matrix ensembles modeling generic features of complex quantum systems. This expectation value is shown to be proportional to a measure for the quantum discord which reduces to the concurrence for pure initial states.

Manuel Gessner; Heinz-Peter Breuer

2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic location system Sample Search...  

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and inhomogeneous, imposing several major challenges to communication systems: very limited Source: Ragsdell, Kenneth M. - Design Engineering Center, University of...

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Acoustical and Noise Control Criteria and Guidelines for Building Design and Operations  

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Noise, vibration and acoustical design, construction, commissioning and operation practices influence building cost, efficiency, performance and effectiveness. Parameters for structural vibration, building systems noise, acoustics and environmental...

Evans, J. B.; Himmel, C. N.

148

E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic tiltedti media Sample Search Results  

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Follow geometry and physical properties of a desired acoustic system Efficient Source: Smith III, Julius Orion - Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic transfer functions Sample Search...  

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Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 3 The Acoustic Oceanographic Buoy A Light Acoustic Data Acquisition System Summary: : The AOB functionality allows for the...

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MIDAS, the Mobile Intrusion Detection and Assessment System  

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MIDAS is a semiautomated passive detection and assessment security system that can be quickly deployed to provide wide-area coverage for a mobile military asset. Designed to be mounted on top of an unguyed telescoping mast, its specially packaged set of 32 infrared sensors spin 360 degrees every two seconds. The unit produces a low resolution infrared image by sampling each sensor more than 16,000 times in a single 360-degree rotation. Drawing from image processing techniques, MIDAS detects vehicular and pedestrian intruders and produces an alarm when an intrusion is detected. Multiple intruders are tracked. MIDAS automatically directs either an assessment camera or a FLIR to one of the tracks. The alerted operator assesses the intruder and initiates a response. Once the operator assesses an intruder, the system continues to track it without generating new alarms. Because the system will track multiple targets and because the assessment system is a separate pan and tilt unit, the detection and tracking system cannot be blind-sided while the operator is assessing a diversionary intrusion. 4 figs.

Arlowe, H.D.; Coleman, D.E.; Williams, J.D.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Efficient Symbolic Detection of Global Properties in Distributed Systems  

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to total orders containing the happened­before relation. A consistent global state (CGS) of a computation cEfficient Symbolic Detection of Global Properties in Distributed Systems Scott D. Stoller a global state satisfying property \\Phi. Previous general­purpose algorithms for this problem explicitly

Stoller, Scott

152

Incipient Transient Detection in Reactor Systems: Experimental and Theoretical Investigation  

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The main goal of this research was to develop a method for detecting reactor system transients at the earliest possible time through a comprehensive experimental, testing and benchmarking program. This approach holds strong promise for developing new diagnostic technologies that are non-intrusive, generic and highly portable across different systems. It will help in the design of new generation nuclear power reactors, which utilize passive safety systems with a reliable and non-intrusive multiphase flow diagnostic system to monitor the function of the passive safety systems. The main objective of this research was to develop an improved fuzzy logic based detection method based on a comprehensive experimental testing program to detect reactor transients at the earliest possible time, practically at their birth moment. A fuzzy logic and neural network based transient identification methodology and implemented in a computer code called PROTREN was considered in this research and was compared with SPRT (Sequentially Probability Ratio Testing) decision and Bayesian inference. The project involved experiment, theoretical modeling and a thermal-hydraulic code assessment. It involved graduate and undergraduate students participation providing them with exposure and training in advanced reactor concepts and safety systems. In this final report, main tasks performed during the project period are summarized and the selected results are presented. Detailed descriptions for the tasks and the results are presented in previous yearly reports (Revankar et al 2003 and Revankar et al 2004).

Lefteri H. Tsoukalas; S.T. Revankar; X Wang; R. Sattuluri

2005-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multiple-Channel Sub-Band Transient Detection System  

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We have developed a unique multiple-channel sub-band transient detection system to record transient electromagnetic signals in carrier-dominated radio environments; the system has been used to make unique observations of weak, transient HF signals. The detection system has made these observations possible through improved sensitivity compared to conventional broadband transient detection systems; the sensitivity improvement is estimated to be at least 20 dB. The increase in sensitivity has been achieved through subdivision of the band of interest (an 18 MHz tunable bandwidth) into eight sub-band independent detection channels, each with a 400 kHz bandwidth and its own criteria. The system generates a system trigger signal when a predetermined number of channels (typically five) trigger within a predetermined window of time (typically 100 ~s). Events are recorded with a broadband data acquisition system sampling at 50 or 100 Msample/s, so despite the fact that the detection system operates on portions of the signal confined to narrow bands, data acquisition is broadband. Between May and September of 1994, the system was used to detect and record over six thousand transient events in the frequency band from 3 to 30 MHz. Approximately 500 of the events have been characterized as paired bursts of radio noise with individual durations of 2 to 10 ps and separations between the bursts of 5 to 160 ps. The paired transients are typically 5 to 40 dB brighter than the background electromagnetic spectrum between carrier signals. We have termed these events SubIonospheric Pulse Pairs (SIPPS) and presently have no explanation as to their source. Our observations of SIPPS resemble observations of TransIonospheric Pulse Pairs (TIPPs) recorded by the Blackboard instrument on the ALEXIS satellite; the source of TIPP events is also unknown. Most of the recorded SIPP events do not exhibit frequency dispersion, implying propagation along a line-of-sight (groundwave) path; but seven of the pairs exhibit dispersion characteristic of skywave propagation via refraction from the ionosphere. The maximum line-of-sight observation range for radio propagation extends as far as 300 km for a source at an altitude of 5 km, and 520 km for a source at 15 km. Refraction from the ionosphere, however, may allow HF radiation to propagate around the globe. Information about the times and locations of sources, in conjunction with regional, weather maps and computer models of ionospheric propagation, suggest that some SIPP events originate in the vicinity of large-scale thunderstorm complexes.

David A. Smith

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Doppler Effect removal based on instantaneous frequency estimation and time domain re-sampling for wayside acoustic defective bearing detector system  

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Abstract The phenomenon of Doppler Effect in the acoustic signal recorded by the wayside acoustic defective bearing detector (ADBD) leads to the difficulty for fault diagnosis of train bearings with a high moving speed, which is a barrier that would badly reduce the effectiveness of online defect detection. In order to improve the performance of condition monitoring of the bearings on a passing train with microphones amounted besides the railway, the elimination of the Doppler Effect should be solved firstly. An effective method for removing the Doppler Effect embedded in the source signal is presented in this paper. The Short Time Fourier Transform-Viterbi Algorithm (STFT-VA) is applied to obtain instantaneous frequency estimation of the distorted signal. According to the acoustic theory of Morse, the non-linear data fitting is then carried out to get the fitting instantaneous frequencies. The necessary parameters for time domain interpolation re-sampling, which is totally based on the kinematic analysis, are acquired from the fitting curve and the re-sampling sequence could be established in the time domain. As a result of the preceding steps, the fault diagnosis for the train bearings could be implemented with the restored signal. The effectiveness of this proposed method is verified by means of a simulation with three adjacent frequencies and an experiment with practical acoustic signals of train bearings with a crack on the outer race and the inner race. The results of the simulation and the experiment indicate that the proposed method has an excellent performance in removing Doppler Effect, and could be well employed to the condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of train bearings with a high moving speed.

Chao Wang; Fanrang Kong; Qingbo He; Fei Hu; Fang Liu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair: Kirtland Air Force Base Leak Detection and Repair Program  

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Best Management Practice Best Management Practice Case Study #3 Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair Kirtland Air Force Base - Leak Detection and Repair Program Overview Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB) performed an award winning leak detection and repair program in 2006. The results of the project are saving Kirtland AFB 179 million gallons each year, which is over 16% of the total water use at the base. Kirtland AFB is located on 52,000 acres, southeast and adjacent to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The area is a high altitude desert, only receiving about 8 inches of rain each year. Kirtland AFB draws water from an under- ground aquifer via seven production wells through- out the base. The base also has access to water from the City of Albuquerque. The underground water

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Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair: Kirtland Air Force Base Leak Detection and Repair Program  

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Best Management Practice Best Management Practice Case Study #3 Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair Kirtland Air Force Base - Leak Detection and Repair Program Overview Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB) performed an award winning leak detection and repair program in 2006. The results of the project are saving Kirtland AFB 179 million gallons each year, which is over 16% of the total water use at the base. Kirtland AFB is located on 52,000 acres, southeast and adjacent to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The area is a high altitude desert, only receiving about 8 inches of rain each year. Kirtland AFB draws water from an under- ground aquifer via seven production wells through- out the base. The base also has access to water from the City of Albuquerque. The underground water

157

Automatic fault detection on BIPV systems without solar irradiation data  

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BIPV systems are small PV generation units spread out over the territory, and whose characteristics are very diverse. This makes difficult a cost-effective procedure for monitoring, fault detection, performance analyses, operation and maintenance. As a result, many problems affecting BIPV systems go undetected. In order to carry out effective automatic fault detection procedures, we need a performance indicator that is reliable and that can be applied on many PV systems at a very low cost. The existing approaches for analyzing the performance of PV systems are often based on the Performance Ratio (PR), whose accuracy depends on good solar irradiation data, which in turn can be very difficult to obtain or cost-prohibitive for the BIPV owner. We present an alternative fault detection procedure based on a performance indicator that can be constructed on the sole basis of the energy production data measured at the BIPV systems. This procedure does not require the input of operating conditions data, such as solar ...

Leloux, Jonathan; Luna, Alberto; Desportes, Adrien

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatiotemporal processing and time-reversal for underwater acoustic communications  

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High-rate underwater acoustic communication can be achieved using transmitter/receiver arrays. Underwater acoustic channels can be characterized as rapidly time-varying systems that suffer severe Inter Symbol Interferences ...

Wang, Daniel Y

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic transducer  

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An acoustic transducer is described comprising a one-piece hollow mandrel into the outer surface of which is formed a recess with sides perpendicular to the central axis of the mandrel and separated by a first distance and with a bottom parallel to the central axis and within which recess are a plurality of washer-shaped discs of a piezoelectric material and at least one disc of a temperature-compensating material with the discs being captured between the sides of the recess in a pre-stressed interference fit, typically at 2,000 psi of compressive stress. The transducer also includes a power supply and means to connect to a measurement device. The transducer is intended to be used for telemetry between a measurement device located downhole in an oil or gas well and the surface. The transducer is of an construction that is stronger with fewer joints that could leak fluids into the recess holding the piezoelectric elements than is found in previous acoustic transducers. 4 figs.

Drumheller, D.S.

1997-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic transducer  

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An acoustic transducer comprising a one-piece hollow mandrel into the outer surface of which is formed a recess with sides perpendicular to the central axis of the mandrel and separated by a first distance and with a bottom parallel to the central axis and within which recess are a plurality of washer-shaped discs of a piezoelectric material and at least one disc of a temperature-compensating material with the discs being captured between the sides of the recess in a pre-stressed interference fit, typically at 2000 psi of compressive stress. The transducer also includes a power supply and means to connect to a measurement device. The transducer is intended to be used for telemetry between a measurement device located downhole in an oil or gas well and the surface. The transducer is of an construction that is stronger with fewer joints that could leak fluids into the recess holding the piezoelectric elements than is found in previous acoustic transducers.

Drumheller, Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Miniature Integrated Nuclear Detection System (MINDS) | Princeton Plasma  

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News Room News Archive American Fusion News Press Releases Publications Weekly Highlights White Papers Fact Sheets Newsletters PPPL News Princeton Journal Watch Blog Events Research Education Organization Contact Us News Room News Archive American Fusion News Press Releases Publications Weekly Highlights White Papers Fact Sheets Newsletters PPPL News Princeton Journal Watch Blog Miniature Integrated Nuclear Detection System (MINDS) Anti-terrorism efforts are getting a boost from the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). A team led by PPPL engineer Charles Gentile has developed a Miniature Integrated Nuclear Detection System, called MINDS, which can be used to scan moving vehicles, luggage, cargo vessels, and the like for specific nuclear signatures

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Nonlinear dynamics of a self-excited thermoacoustic system subjected to acoustic forcing  

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are performed at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure. increasing A (Fig. 4a) and decreasing A (Fig. 4c). When unforced (A ¼ 0), the system has a self- excited mode at a natural frequency of fs ¼ 195 Hz (vertical dashed lines). When forced at a low... Premixed Flame, PhD thesis, University of Cambridge, Department of Engineer- ing, United Kingdom, 2013. [13] S. Chen, IEEE T. Plasma Sci. 18 (1990) 570–576. [14] B. vander Pol, J. vander Mark, Nature 120 (1927) 363–364. [15] J. Walsh, G. Johnston, R...

Balusamy, Saravanan; Li, Larry K.B.; Han, Zhiyi; Juniper, Matthew P.; Hochgreb, Simone

2014-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A diffusion framework for detection of moving A. Averbuch, K. Hochman, N. Rabin, A. Schclar and V. Zheludev  

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Automatic acoustic-based vehicle detection is a common task in se- curity and surveillance systems. Usually of a detection system poses yet another challenge. Another difficulty is the variability of vehicles' speedA diffusion framework for detection of moving vehicles A. Averbuch, K. Hochman, N. Rabin, A

Averbuch, Amir

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A RECOGNITION SYSTEM THAT USES SACCADES TO DETECT CARS FROM REAL-TIME VIDEO STREAMS  

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for vehicle detection [3, 4], our approach does not rely on motion information, and the system can detect bothA RECOGNITION SYSTEM THAT USES SACCADES TO DETECT CARS FROM REAL-TIME VIDEO STREAMS Predrag ABSTRACT In this work we present a system for detection of ob- jects from video streams based on properties

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Acoustic cryocooler  

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An acoustic cryocooler with no moving parts is formed from a thermoacoustic driver (TAD) driving a pulse tube refrigerator (PTR) through a standing wave tube. Thermoacoustic elements in the TAD are spaced apart a distance effective to accommodate the increased thermal penetration length arising from the relatively low TAD operating frequency in the range of 15-60 Hz. At these low operating frequencies, a long tube is required to support the standing wave. The tube may be coiled to reduce the overall length of the cryocooler. One or two PTR's are located on the standing wave tube adjacent antinodes in the standing wave to be driven by the standing wave pressure oscillations. It is predicted that a heat input of 1000 W at 1000 K will maintian a cooling load of 5 W at 80 K.

Swift, Gregory W. (Santa Fe, NM); Martin, Richard A. (Los Alamos, NM); Radenbaugh, Ray (Louisville, CO)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

ACOUSTIC FORMING FOR ENHANCED DEWATERING AND FORMATION  

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The next generation of forming elements based on acoustic excitation to increase drainage and enhances formation both with on-line control and profiling capabilities has been investigated in this project. The system can be designed and optimized based on the fundamental experimental and computational analysis and investigation of acoustic waves in a fiber suspension flow and interaction with the forming wire.

Cyrus K Aidun

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

167

Multiresolution Reproducing Kernel Particle Methods in Acoustics  

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, and reliability of dynamic analysis. This is of great importance because the noise prediction of a complexMultiresolution Reproducing Kernel Particle Methods in Acoustics R. A. Uras Reactor Engineering In the analysis of complex phenomena of acoustic systems, the computational model­ ing requires special attention

Liu, Wing Kam

168

Log Summarization and Anomaly Detection for TroubleshootingDistributed Systems  

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Today's system monitoring tools are capable of detectingsystem failures such as host failures, OS errors, and network partitionsin near-real time. Unfortunately, the same cannot yet be said of theend-to-end distributed softwarestack. Any given action, for example,reliably transferring a directory of files, can involve a wide range ofcomplex and interrelated actions across multiple pieces of software:checking user certificates and permissions, getting details for allfiles, performing third-party transfers, understanding re-try policydecisions, etc. We present an infrastructure for troubleshooting complexmiddleware, a general purpose technique for configurable logsummarization, and an anomaly detection technique that works in near-realtime on running Grid middleware. We present results gathered using thisinfrastructure from instrumented Grid middleware and applications runningon the Emulab testbed. From these results, we analyze the effectivenessof several algorithms at accurately detecting a variety of performanceanomalies.

Gunter, Dan; Tierney, Brian L.; Brown, Aaron; Swany, Martin; Bresnahan, John; Schopf, Jennifer M.

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Real-time Precrash Vehicle Detection System Zehang Sun1  

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A Real-time Precrash Vehicle Detection System Zehang Sun1 , Ronald Miller2 , George Bebis1-- This paper presents an in-vehicle real-time monocular precrash vehicle detection system. The system acquires have developed a real-time vehicle detection system using a Ford Motor Company proprietary low light

Bebis, George

170

Low-cost, high-power mechanical impact transducers for sonar and acoustic through-wall surveillance applications  

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A new concept is presented for mechanical acoustic transmitters and matched resonant receivers. The lightweight, compact, and low-cost transmitters produce high-power acoustic pulses at one or more discrete frequencies with very little input power. The transducer systems are well suited for coupling acoustic pulse energy into dense media, such as walls and water. Applications of the impact transducers are discussed, including detection and tracking of humans through walls and long-duration underwater surveillance by a low-cost network of autonomous, self-recharging, battery-operated sonobuoys. A conceptual design of a sonobuoy surveillance network for harbors and littoral waters is presented. An impact-transmitter and matched-receiver system that detected human motion through thick walls with only rudimentary signal processing is described, and results are presented. Signal processing methods for increasing the signal-to-noise ratio by several tens of dB are discussed.

Felber, Franklin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Spreader-Bar Radiation Detection System Enhancements: A Modeling and Simulation Study  

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This report provides the modeling and simulation results of the investigation of enhanced spreader bar radiation detection systems.

Ely, James H.; Ashbaker, Eric D.; Batdorf, Michael T.; Baciak, James E.; Hensley, Walter K.; Jarman, Kenneth D.; Robinson, Sean M.; Sandness, Gerald A.; Schweppe, John E.

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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A virtual prototype for an explosives detection system  

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The development of the resonance-absorption based explosives detection system (EDS), as initially planned, involved the parallel development of a high-current proton accelerator (with a long development time) and the other detection subsystems. The design approach for the latter was to develop a capability for computer modeling the essential processes of each subsystem, benchmark these models by experiment, and link the models, i.e., creating a virtual prototype, to explore the effect of subsystem design changes on the EDS system performance. Additionally, when the EDS prototype system was completed, the linked models would be used to investigate further trade-offs in defining an airport system. Most of the necessary subsystem modeling was completed and used in subsystem design. Linking of all of the subsystems was accomplished to some degree or another. There are many physical and mathematical processes that take place between the acceleration of the proton beam and the final display of the reconstructed image. Figure 1 summarizes these processes and indicates which code was used to model each particular process. Section II reports on the modeling of the proton beam incident on a {sup 13}C target. The gamma-ray output is the desired output from this phase of modeling. Section III describes the tools used to investigate the transport of the gamma-rays through computer simulated phantoms (suitcases). Two different codes were used in this investigation: a Monte Carlo photon transport code and a ray tracing code. One benchmark between these codes was accomplished. Section IV is concerned with the model calculations performed on single detectors. The calculations again were performed with a Monte Carlo transport code. The reconstruction code, used throughout in the simulations and as the workhorse in the analysis of the real experiments. The authors conclude, in Section VII, with the assessment of the simulation/virtual prototyping of the real experiment.

Seed, T.; Berman, B.L.; Zahrt, J.D.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

System and method for detection of dispersed broadband signals  

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A system and method for detecting the presence of dispersed broadband signals in real time are disclosed. The present invention utilizes a bank of matched filters for detecting the received dispersed broadband signals. Each matched filter uses a respective robust time template that has been designed to approximate the dispersed broadband signals of interest, and each time template varies across a spectrum of possible dispersed broadband signal time templates. The received dispersed broadband signal x(t) is received by each of the matched filters, and if one or more matches occurs, then the received data is determined to have signal data of interest. This signal data can then be analyzed and/or transmitted to Earth for analysis, as desired. The system and method of the present invention will prove extremely useful in many fields, including satellite communications, plasma physics, and interstellar research. The varying time templates used in the bank of matched filters are determined as follows. The robust time domain template is assumed to take the form w(t)=A(t)cos[l brace]2[phi](t)[r brace]. Since the instantaneous frequency f(t) is known to be equal to the derivative of the phase [phi](t), the trajectory of a joint time-frequency representation of x(t) is used as an approximation of [phi][prime](t). 10 figs.

Qian, S.; Dunham, M.E.

1999-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method for detection of dispersed broadband signals  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and method for detecting the presence of dispersed broadband signals in real time. The present invention utilizes a bank of matched filters for detecting the received dispersed broadband signals. Each matched filter uses a respective robust time template that has been designed to approximate the dispersed broadband signals of interest, and each time template varies across a spectrum of possible dispersed broadband signal time templates. The received dispersed broadband signal x(t) is received by each of the matched filters, and if one or more matches occurs, then the received data is determined to have signal data of interest. This signal data can then be analyzed and/or transmitted to Earth for analysis, as desired. The system and method of the present invention will prove extremely useful in many fields, including satellite communications, plasma physics, and interstellar research. The varying time templates used in the bank of matched filters are determined as follows. The robust time domain template is assumed to take the form w(t)=A(t)cos{2.phi.(t)}. Since the instantaneous frequency f(t) is known to be equal to the derivative of the phase .phi.(t), the trajectory of a joint time-frequency representation of x(t) is used as an approximation of .phi.'(t).

Qian, Shie (Austin, TX); Dunham, Mark E. (Los Alamos, NM)

1999-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an Ultra-Wideband Radar System for Vehicle Detection at Railway Crossings  

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Development of an Ultra-Wideband Radar System for Vehicle Detection at Railway Crossings Stephen P-wideband (UWB) radar system designed to detect motor vehicles such as cars and trucks when they are present was supported in part by LaBarge, Inc. down. A sensing system that can detect the presence of a vehicle

Kansas, University of

176

Acoustic Based Sketch Recognition  

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investigate this new area, which we call acoustic based sketch recognition, and evaluate the possibilities of using it as a new interaction technique. We focus specifically on building a recognition engine for acoustic sketch recognition. We first propose a...

Li, Wenzhe

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

177

Cable Damage Detection System and Algorithms Using Time Domain Reflectometry  

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This report describes the hardware system and the set of algorithms we have developed for detecting damage in cables for the Advanced Development and Process Technologies (ADAPT) Program. This program is part of the W80 Life Extension Program (LEP). The system could be generalized for application to other systems in the future. Critical cables can undergo various types of damage (e.g. short circuits, open circuits, punctures, compression) that manifest as changes in the dielectric/impedance properties of the cables. For our specific problem, only one end of the cable is accessible, and no exemplars of actual damage are available. This work addresses the detection of dielectric/impedance anomalies in transient time domain reflectometry (TDR) measurements on the cables. The approach is to interrogate the cable using time domain reflectometry (TDR) techniques, in which a known pulse is inserted into the cable, and reflections from the cable are measured. The key operating principle is that any important cable damage will manifest itself as an electrical impedance discontinuity that can be measured in the TDR response signal. Machine learning classification algorithms are effectively eliminated from consideration, because only a small number of cables is available for testing; so a sufficient sample size is not attainable. Nonetheless, a key requirement is to achieve very high probability of detection and very low probability of false alarm. The approach is to compare TDR signals from possibly damaged cables to signals or an empirical model derived from reference cables that are known to be undamaged. This requires that the TDR signals are reasonably repeatable from test to test on the same cable, and from cable to cable. Empirical studies show that the repeatability issue is the 'long pole in the tent' for damage detection, because it is has been difficult to achieve reasonable repeatability. This one factor dominated the project. The two-step model-based approach is summarized as follows: Step 1, Cable Modeling: Given input-output TDR signals s(n) and x{sub U}(n) for a cable known to be free of damage, system identification algorithms are used to compute a dynamic prediction-error cable model that has output {cflx x}{sub U}(n). The model is declared valid when the innovations e{sub U}(n) = x{sub U}(n) {cflx x}{sub U}(n) satisfy a statistical zero-mean whiteness test. This validated model output is then used as a known reference to which other cables can be compared. Step 2, Cable Testing: The TDR output signal x{sub D}(n) from a cable under test is compared with the model output {cflx x}{sub U}(n) by computing the innovations e{sub D}(n) = x{sub D}(n) {cflx x}{sub U}(n). The innovations are tested using a short-term whiteness test statistic, which employs a statistical confidence interval. If the cable passes the test, this implies that the model is valid and the cable is declared undamaged. If the cable fails the test, this indicates a model mismatch, which means that the cable's dielectric properties have changed; and this implies that the cable is damaged. The test threshold is adjusted to maximize probability of detection and minimize probability of false alarm according to an empirically determined receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. An associated confidence interval on the probability of correct classification is also provided. The effectiveness of the algorithm is demonstrated using measured TDR signals for undamaged and damaged cables. Experimental and algorithmic methods for coping with repeatability issues are presented. The model-based damage detection algorithms have been shown to perform well for some representative examples of real TDR signals acquired using the two-dimensional (2D) mockup fixture. If the damage causes a short circuit, then damage detection performance is generally good to excellent. Examples include the cases demonstrated in this report for cuts and pinholes. If the damage does not cause a short circuit, then damage detection performance is generally poor to fair. Examples include

Clark, G A; Robbins, C L; Wade, K A; Souza, P R

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

178

Comparison of enclosed space detection system with conventional methods  

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Enclosed Space Detection System (ESDS) is a fast, inexpensive, and reliable device for detecting human occupants hidden in vehicles. Operation requires less than two minutes. ESDS is used to foil attempts at smuggling illegal aliens, terrorists, and escaping prisoners. It is being tested at nuclear weapons facilities and has been operated at several prisons and international border crossings. ESDS is the first practical electronic alternative to physical searches of vehicles for hidden passengers. At critical checkpoints, a thorough physical search of a single fully loaded truck requires a team of from two to six people, and may take as long as eight hours. Despite this level of security, experience has shown that the search can occasionally be foiled. Due to the enormous time and expense of thorough physical searches of vehicles, they are seldom conducted at any but the most critical of locations, simply leaving many sites vulnerable to crime and terrorism. Prior to the development of the ESDS, the only other effective alternative to physical search was the use of specially-trained canines, which can be vastly superior to the physical search in both time and accuracy. However, as discussed in this paper, canine inspection is not really a competitive substitute for ESDS because canine reliability (80% at most) is not as high as that of the ESDS (99%+), while the costs, training requirements, and operator skill needed are significantly higher with canines than with the ESDS. In addition, the ESDS has straightforward self-diagnostic tests to ensure the system is operating correctly; such tests are not currently available with either canine or human inspectors. ESDS offers an attractive supplement or alternative to meet current security requirements for vehicle searches at portals at government, nuclear, industrial, and other facilities where concealed persons may pose a threat either by entering or leaving.

Kercel, S.W.; Baylor, V.M.; Labaj, L.E.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype explosives-detection system based on nuclear-resonance absorption in nitrogen  

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A prototype explosives-detection system (EDS) that was developed for experimental evaluation of a nuclear-resonance absorption technique is described. The major subsystems are a proton accelerator and beam transport, high-temperature proton target, an airline-luggage tomographic inspection station, and an image-processing/detection-alarm subsystem. The detection system performance, based on a limited experimental test, is reported.

Morgado, R.E.; Arnone, G.; Cappiello, C.C.; Gardner, S.D.; Hollas, C.L.; Ussery, L.E.; White, J.M.; Zahrt, J.D. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Krauss, R.A. [Federal Aviation Administration, Atlantic City International Airport, NJ (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Cost Effective Sensor Combinations for a Vehicle Precrash Detection System  

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Evaluation of Cost Effective Sensor Combinations for a Vehicle Precrash Detection System John of vehicle safety will benefit greatly from precrash detection ­ the ability of a motor vehicle to predict for ongoing research in developing an integrated object detection and avoidance precrash sensing system

Birdsong, Charles

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Mobile Sensor Networks for Leak and Backflow Detection in Water Distribution Systems  

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Leak and backflow detection are essential aspects of Water Distribution System (WDS) monitoring. Most existing solutions for leak/backflow detection in WDSs focus on the placement of expensive static sensors located strategically. In contrast to these, ... Keywords: water distribution systems, mobile sensors, leak and backflow detection, optimization, algorithms, simulations

M. Agumbe Suresh, L. Smith, A. Rasekh, R. Stoleru, M. K. Banks, B. Shihada

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MACHINE LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING DRIVER DROWSINESS Esra Vural, Mjdat etin, Aytl Eril  

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detection system is one of the potential applications of intelligent vehicle systems. Previous approachesMACHINE LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING DRIVER DROWSINESS Esra Vural, Müjdat �etin, Aytül Erçil of computing technology has provided the means for building intelligent vehicle systems. Drowsy driver

Yanikoglu, Berrin

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Collision Detection System Andrew Boissonnault, Akilesh Krishnamurthy Daiheng Ni, Russell Tessier  

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and of the Civil Engineering Department is working to develop a vehicle collision detection system. The systemCollision Detection System Andrew Boissonnault, Akilesh Krishnamurthy Daiheng Ni, Russell Tessier that would be mounted on the front of the vehicle. This system will gather information from all

Mountziaris, T. J.

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Real-time system for imaging and object detection with a multistatic GPR array  

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A method and system for detecting the presence of subsurface objects within a medium is provided. In some embodiments, the imaging and detection system operates in a multistatic mode to collect radar return signals generated by an array of transceiver antenna pairs that is positioned across the surface and that travels down the surface. The imaging and detection system pre-processes the return signal to suppress certain undesirable effects. The imaging and detection system then generates synthetic aperture radar images from real aperture radar images generated from the pre-processed return signal. The imaging and detection system then post-processes the synthetic aperture radar images to improve detection of subsurface objects. The imaging and detection system identifies peaks in the energy levels of the post-processed image frame, which indicates the presence of a subsurface object.

Paglieroni, David W; Beer, N Reginald; Bond, Steven W; Top, Philip L; Chambers, David H; Mast, Jeffrey E; Donetti, John G; Mason, Blake C; Jones, Steven M

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic emission monitoring of HFIR vessel during hydrostatic testing  

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This report discusses the results and conclusions reached from applying acoustic emission monitoring to surveillance of the High Flux Isotope Reactor vessel during pressure testing. The objective of the monitoring was to detect crack growth and/or fluid leakage should it occur during the pressure test. The report addresses the approach, acoustic emission instrumentation, installation, calibration, and test results.

Friesel, M.A.; Dawson, J.F.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

A new concept of ocean acoustic tomography Lionel CROS(1)  

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a synthetic signal in ship noise with the con- straint to have an accurate estimation of the channel: discreet acoustic tomography, estimation, detection, optimization, performance analysis. R´ESUM´E COURT: La disc`ete, estimation, d´etection, optimisation, analyse de perfor- mance. 1 INTRODUCTION Ocean acoustic

Boyer, Edmond

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15 Acoustic Daylight Imaging in the Michael J. Buckingham  

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of radiation, including light. Acoustic techniques are thus a pre- ferred choice for probing the ocean depths. Two types of acoustic sys- tems, passive sonar and active sonar, are commonly used as detection devices in the ocean [1]. A passive sonar simply listens for the sound radiated by a target

Buckingham, Michael

188

Improvements to a queue and delay estimation algorithm utilized in video imaging vehicle detection systems  

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Video Imaging Vehicle Detection Systems (VIVDS) are steadily becoming the dominant method for the detection of vehicles at a signalized traffic approach. This research is intended to investigate the improvement of a queue and delay estimation...

Cheek, Marshall Tyler

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

189

Nuisance Source Population Modeling for Radiation Detection System Analysis  

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A major challenge facing the prospective deployment of radiation detection systems for homeland security applications is the discrimination of radiological or nuclear 'threat sources' from radioactive, but benign, 'nuisance sources'. Common examples of such nuisance sources include naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM), medical patients who have received radioactive drugs for either diagnostics or treatment, and industrial sources. A sensitive detector that cannot distinguish between 'threat' and 'benign' classes will generate false positives which, if sufficiently frequent, will preclude it from being operationally deployed. In this report, we describe a first-principles physics-based modeling approach that is used to approximate the physical properties and corresponding gamma ray spectral signatures of real nuisance sources. Specific models are proposed for the three nuisance source classes - NORM, medical and industrial. The models can be validated against measured data - that is, energy spectra generated with the model can be compared to actual nuisance source data. We show by example how this is done for NORM and medical sources, using data sets obtained from spectroscopic detector deployments for cargo container screening and urban area traffic screening, respectively. In addition to capturing the range of radioactive signatures of individual nuisance sources, a nuisance source population model must generate sources with a frequency of occurrence consistent with that found in actual movement of goods and people. Measured radiation detection data can indicate these frequencies, but, at present, such data are available only for a very limited set of locations and time periods. In this report, we make more general estimates of frequencies for NORM and medical sources using a range of data sources such as shipping manifests and medical treatment statistics. We also identify potential data sources for industrial source frequencies, but leave the task of estimating these frequencies for future work. Modeling of nuisance source populations is only useful if it helps in understanding detector system performance in real operational environments. Examples of previous studies in which nuisance source models played a key role are briefly discussed. These include screening of in-bound urban traffic and monitoring of shipping containers in transit to U.S. ports.

Sokkappa, P; Lange, D; Nelson, K; Wheeler, R

2009-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

190

2005 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics October 16-19, 2005, New Paltz, NY A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM FOR OBJECT CODING OF MUSICAL AUDIO  

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2005 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics October 16-19, 2005, New Paltz, NY A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM FOR OBJECT CODING OF MUSICAL AUDIO Emmanuel Vincent and Mark D coding of musical audio, and more precisely with the extraction of pitched sound objects in polyphonic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

191

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Acoustics Program  

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Acoustics Program Acoustics Program Developed to help designers accurately model the sound level reaching building tenant's ears, the Trane Acoustics Program (TAP) "projects" equipment sound power data through the surroundings (e.g., floors, ductwork, walls), to estimate the sound level that will be heard. Industry-standard calculations published by ASHRAE's 1991 Algorithms for HVAC Acoustics handbook are the basis for this estimate. In TAP, you can model the conditions of an HVAC system by choosing specific equipment and building component criteria. TAP will analyze the sound path and calculate the total effect for the enclosed space. You can continuously adjust the data and system design criteria to compare the results effortlessly. TAP will even plot presentation quality graphs of

192

Surface acoustic wave dust deposition monitor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system is disclosed for using the attenuation of surface acoustic waves to monitor real time dust deposition rates on surfaces. The system includes a signal generator, a tone-burst generator/amplifier connected to a transmitting transducer for converting electrical signals into acoustic waves. These waves are transmitted through a path defining means adjacent to a layer of dust and then, in turn, transmitted to a receiving transducer for changing the attenuated acoustic wave to electrical signals. The signals representing the attenuated acoustic waves may be amplified and used in a means for analyzing the output signals to produce an output indicative of the dust deposition rates and/or values of dust in the layer. 8 figs.

Fasching, G.E.; Smith, N.S. Jr.

1988-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

193

A Laser Based Rut Detection and Following System for Autonomous Ground Vehicles  

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A Laser Based Rut Detection and Following System for Autonomous Ground Vehicles Camilo Ordonez and following system is proposed so that autonomous ground vehicles can benefit from the application of this off road driving rule. The proposed system utilizes a path planning algorithm to aid in the rut detection

Collins, Emmanuel

194

A CONTROLLER FOR HVAC SYSTEMS WITH FAULT DETECTION CAPABILITIES BASED ON SIMULATION MODELS  

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1 A CONTROLLER FOR HVAC SYSTEMS WITH FAULT DETECTION CAPABILITIES BASED ON SIMULATION MODELS T. I describes a control scheme with fault detection capabilities suitable for application to HVAC systems as a reference of correct operation. Faults that occur in the HVAC system under control cause the PI

195

Acoustically invisible cylinder  

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Coatings of new type recently proposed by the author (Acoustical Physics 2007 vol. 53 N5 pp. 535?545) are applied to bodies of cylindrical geometry to reduce reflection or scattering of sound and thus to make them undetectable by imaging systems. Such a coating called as a coating with extended reaction represents a periodic set of small elements with coupling between the neighboring elements. Appropriate choice of the coupling parameters makes its efficiency much higher than that of commonly used coatings. In the present paper it is shown by computer simulation that a rather simple coating of this type can reduce the back?scattered pressure amplitude more than 40 dB (with respect to the rigid cylinder) practically at all frequencies. Considerable reduction of the scattered power can also be achieved in a low frequency range. The width of this range and the reduction index depend on the number of couplings introduced into the coating.

Yuri Bobrovnitskii

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Magneto?Acoustic Interaction in Mercury  

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The magnetically induced acoustic absorption coefficient in liquidmercury has been measured around its inverse relaxation frequency using an on?line computer and magnetic fields of up to 10 kg. The hybrid computer?operated differential measuring system took between 2560 and 25 600 experiments per run. The results agree with Anderson's predictions [J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 25 529 (1953)]. [Work supported in part by the National Science Foundation.

Thomas D. Sachs; Gregory P. Hughes

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Time-based intrusion detection in cyber-physical systems  

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Embedded systems, particularly real-time systems with temporal constraints, are increasingly deployed in every day life. Such systems that interact with the physical world are also referred to as cyber-physical systems (CPS). These systems commonly find ... Keywords: cyber-physical systems, real-time systems, security, timing analysis

Christopher Zimmer; Balasubramanya Bhat; Frank Mueller; Sibin Mohan

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Best Management Practice #3: Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair  

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A distribution system audit, leak detection, and repair programs help Federal facilities reduce water losses and make better use of limited water resources.

199

Fault Detection and Diagnosis for Brine to Water Heat Pump Systems.  

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?? This research project is part of a wider project called Smart Fault Detection and Diagnosis for HeatPump Systems currently under development by the Royal… (more)

Vecchio, Daniel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Testing and Evaluation Protocol for Backpack-Based Radiation Detection Systems Used for Homeland  

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Testing and Evaluation Protocol for Backpack- Based Radiation Detection Systems Used for Homeland................................................................................1 4. Test and evaluation steps .........................................................................................1 5. Recording test results

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201

Acoustics by additive manufacturing:.  

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??This study focuses on exploring the merging field of additive manufacturing and acoustics and introduces a new type of sound absorber which is regulating performance… (more)

Setaki, F.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Strategies For Detecting Hidden Geothermal Systems By Near-Surface Gas  

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Strategies For Detecting Hidden Geothermal Systems By Near-Surface Gas Strategies For Detecting Hidden Geothermal Systems By Near-Surface Gas Monitoring Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Strategies For Detecting Hidden Geothermal Systems By Near-Surface Gas Monitoring Details Activities (6) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Hidden geothermal systems are those systems above which hydrothermal surface features (e.g., hot springs, fumaroles, elevated ground temperatures, hydrothermal alteration) are lacking. Emissions of moderate to low solubility gases (e.g., CO2, CH4, He) may be one of the primary near-surface signals from these systems. Detection of anomalous gas emissions related to hidden geothermal systems may therefore be an important tool to discover new geothermal resources. This study investigates the potential for CO2 detection and monitoring in the

203

Thermal Acoustic Sensor for High Pulse Energy X-ray FEL Beams  

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The pulse energy density of X-ray FELs will saturate or destroy conventional X-ray diagnostics, and the use of large beam attenuation will result in a beam that is dominated by harmonics. We present preliminary results at the LCLS from a pulse energy detector based on the thermal acoustic effect. In this type of detector an X-ray resistant material (boron carbide in this system) intercepts the beam. The pulse heating of the target material produces an acoustic pulse that can be detected with high frequency microphones to produce a signal that is linear in the absorbed energy. The thermal acoustic detector is designed to provide first- and second-order calorimetric measurement of X-ray FEL pulse energy. The first-order calorimetry is a direct temperature measurement of a target designed to absorb all or most of the FEL pulse power with minimal heat leak. The second-order measurement detects the vibration caused by the rapid thermoelastic expansion of the target material each time it absorbs a photon pulse. Both the temperature change and the amplitude of the acoustic signal are directly related to the photon pulse energy.

Smith, T.J.; Frisch, J.C.; Kraft, E.M.; Loos, J.; /SLAC; Bentsen, G.S.; /Rochester U.

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

204

Fraud Detection in ERP Systems using Scenario Asadul K. Islam1  

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1 Fraud Detection in ERP Systems using Scenario Matching Asadul K. Islam1 , Malcom Corney1 , George of fraud. In addition however, there is an imperative need for detection of more sophisticated patterns of fraud. This paper describes the design and implementation of a framework for detecting patterns

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

205

Detecting Global Predicates in Distributed Systems with Clocks Scott D. Stoller  

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detection modalities, i.e., 3 meanings of \\predicate held during a computation", namely: PossdbDetecting Global Predicates in Distributed Systems with Clocks Scott D. Stoller Computer Science"). This paper de nes these modalities and gives e cient algorithms for detecting them. The algorithms are based

Stoller, Scott

206

Background-aware Pedestrian/Vehicle Detection System for Driving Environments  

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Background-aware Pedestrian/Vehicle Detection System for Driving Environments Ji Hoon Joung, M. S to enhance the reliability of detection of objects in a driving envi- ronment (e.g. pedestrian and vehicle detections. Our approach considers that if we remove a certain region from an image taken from a vehicle

Ryoo, Michael S.

207

Design of a decentralized detection filter for a class of interconnected LTI systems  

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In this thesis, we consider the problem of designing a decentralized detection filter for a class of homogeneous interconnected systems. In this class of systems, all subsystems have an identical structure. A fault in a subsystem propagates via...

Shankar, Shamanth

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

A Qualitive Modeling Approach for Fault Detection and Diagnosis on HVAC Systems  

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This paper describes the basics and first test results of a model based approach using qualitative modeling to perform Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) on HVAC and R systems. A quantized system describing the qualitative behavior of a...

Muller, T.; Rehault, N.; Rist, T.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Propagation of ion-acoustic solitons in an electron beam-superthermal plasma system with finite ion-temperature: Linear and fully nonlinear investigation  

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The propagation of ion-acoustic (IA) solitons is studied in a plasma system, comprised of warm ions and superthermal (Kappa distributed) electrons in the presence of an electron-beam by using a hydrodynamic model. In the linear analysis, it is seen that increasing the superthermality lowers the phase speed of the IA waves. On the other hand, in a fully nonlinear investigation, the Mach number range and characteristics of IA solitons are analyzed, parametrically and numerically. It is found that the accessible region for the existence of IA solitons reduces with increasing the superthermality. However, IA solitons with both negative and positive polarities can coexist in the system. Additionally, solitary waves with both subsonic and supersonic speeds are predicted in the plasma, depending on the value of ion-temperature and the superthermality of electrons in the system. It is examined that there are upper critical values for beam parameters (i.e., density and velocity) after which, IA solitary waves could not propagate in the plasma. Furthermore, a typical interaction between IA waves and the electron-beam in the plasma is confirmed.

Saberian, E. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, 53714-161 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Physics, Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Neyshabur, Neyshabur (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Esfandyari-Kalejahi, A.; Rastkar-Ebrahimzadeh, A.; Afsari-Ghazi, M. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, 53714-161 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

210

Acoustic Heating Peter Ulmschneider  

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Acoustic Heating Peter Ulmschneider lnstitut fiir Theoretische Astrophysik der Universitat waves are a viable and prevalent heating mechanism both in early- and in late-type stars. Acoustic heating appears to be a dominant mechanism for situations where magnetic fields are weak or absent

Ulmschneider, Peter

211

POWER SYSTEM LINE OUTAGE DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION --A QUICKEST CHANGE DETECTION APPROACH  

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on accurate records and telemetry data. Such de- ficiencies in situational awareness, including knowledge of the incre- mental change in voltage angle measurements. By processing this data sequentially, we employ detection and/or iden- tification consider the phase difference between two sets of PMU voltage measurements

Liberzon, Daniel

212

Element One Reduces Cost of Hydrogen Leak Detection Systems ...  

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Begins for "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" SiNode Systems - Advanced silicon graphene batteries. | Photo courtesy of Sinode Systems. Startup Success: Energy Department...

213

Acoustic behavior of triple glazings  

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Making of triple glazings is the only way to still improve thermal performances of Insulating Glass Units. Possible ways with double glazings are already in use: increase the space between glasses use low emissivity coatings and special gas with lower thermal conductivity as argon or krypton. Specific acoustic weak point of double glazings is the resonance between the two panes which works as a mass spring mass system and coupling of eigenmodes of panes through the air (gas) cavity. These phenomena are of course still more important with triple glazings as there are two resonances. The paper will give all comparative data concerning thermal and acoustic performances and describe a way to achieve the same single number values of sound transmission loss with triple glazing that with double glazing by adding absorption in the gas cavities.

Marc Rehfeld; David Fournier

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Flight Testing of an Advanced Airborne Natural Gas Leak Detection System  

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ITT Industries Space Systems Division (Space Systems) has developed an airborne natural gas leak detection system designed to detect, image, quantify, and precisely locate leaks from natural gas transmission pipelines. This system is called the Airborne Natural Gas Emission Lidar (ANGEL) system. The ANGEL system uses a highly sensitive differential absorption Lidar technology to remotely detect pipeline leaks. The ANGEL System is operated from a fixed wing aircraft and includes automatic scanning, pointing system, and pilot guidance systems. During a pipeline inspection, the ANGEL system aircraft flies at an elevation of 1000 feet above the ground at speeds of between 100 and 150 mph. Under this contract with DOE/NETL, Space Systems was funded to integrate the ANGEL sensor into a test aircraft and conduct a series of flight tests over a variety of test targets including simulated natural gas pipeline leaks. Following early tests in upstate New York in the summer of 2004, the ANGEL system was deployed to Casper, Wyoming to participate in a set of DOE-sponsored field tests at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC). At RMOTC the Space Systems team completed integration of the system and flew an operational system for the first time. The ANGEL system flew 2 missions/day for the duration for the 5-day test. Over the course of the week the ANGEL System detected leaks ranging from 100 to 5,000 scfh.

Dawn Lenz; Raymond T. Lines; Darryl Murdock; Jeffrey Owen; Steven Stearns; Michael Stoogenke

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

TWEET: an envelope detection based broadband ultrasonic ranging system  

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Fine-grained location information at long range can benefit many applications of embedded sensor networks and robotics. In this paper, we focus on range estimation - an important prerequisite for fine-grained localization - in the ultrasonic domain for ... Keywords: envelope detection, linear chirp, ultrasonic ranging

Prasant Kumar Misra; Diethelm Ostry; Navinda Kottege; Sanjay Jha

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Ongoing developments in classroom acoustic theory and practice in 2012, and reports on efforts to implement good classroom acoustics  

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We live in a time of increasingly loud competing sounds and hearing loss is the number one disability in the world. Diverse populations of school children are especially vulnerable. The result is a degradation of the child’s academic achievement. New classrooms built everyday often incorporate acoustical barriers which limit students’ achievements. Overcoming these barriers involves funding constraints construction timelines and lack of support which requires advocacy from parents school boards and design teams. This advocacy should include the ANSI Classroom Acoustics standards and an acoustical assessment of existing classrooms. Complex classroom acoustics challenges may include reduction of noise radiated by HVAC systems improved acoustic treatment of external walls to minimize exterior noise and acoustic design of walls between adjacent noisy classrooms. Next steps for schools should be to retain an architect and/or an acoustical engineer for remodels and new school construction who are well versed in acoustics for educational settings and noise control. A booklet covering these issues and designed as a practical guide for educators not versed in acoustics is in preparation by the Acoustical Society of America.

Pamela Brown; Mary Crouse

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Acoustic cooling engine  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An acoustic cooling engine with improved thermal performance and reduced internal losses comprises a compressible fluid contained in a resonant pressure vessel. The fluid has a substantial thermal expansion coefficient and is capable of supporting an acoustic standing wave. A thermodynamic element has first and second ends and is located in the resonant pressure vessel in thermal communication with the fluid. The thermal response of the thermodynamic element to the acoustic standing wave pumps heat from the second end to the first end. The thermodynamic element permits substantial flow of the fluid through the thermodynamic element. An acoustic driver cyclically drives the fluid with an acoustic standing wave. The driver is at a location of maximum acoustic impedance in the resonant pressure vessel and proximate the first end of the thermodynamic element. A hot heat exchanger is adjacent to and in thermal communication with the first end of the thermodynamic element. The hot heat exchanger conducts heat from the first end to portions of the resonant pressure vessel proximate the hot heat exchanger. The hot heat exchanger permits substantial flow of the fluid through the hot heat exchanger. The resonant pressure vessel can include a housing less than one quarter wavelength in length coupled to a reservoir. The housing can include a reduced diameter portion communicating with the reservoir. The frequency of the acoustic driver can be continuously controlled so as to maintain resonance.

Hofler, Thomas J. (Los Alamos, NM); Wheatley, John C. (Los Alamos, NM); Swift, Gregory W. (Santa Fe, NM); Migliori, Albert (Santa Fe, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Detection of skin cancer Section for Cognitive Systems  

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, Technical University of Denmark for EOD HCI systems extraction of meaningful and actionable information.imm.dtu.dk 06/11/20093 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark for EOD HCI systems extraction

219

Acoustic well cleaner  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus are disclosed for cleaning the wellbore and the near wellbore region. A sonde is provided which is adapted to be lowered into a borehole and which includes a plurality of acoustic transducers arranged around the sonde. Electrical power provided by a cable is converted to acoustic energy. The high intensity acoustic energy directed to the borehole wall and into the near wellbore region, redissolves or resuspends the material which is reducing the permeability of the formation and/or restricting flow in the wellbore.

Maki, Jr., Voldi E. (11904 Bell Ave., Austin, TX 78759-2415); Sharma, Mukul M. (Dept. of Petroleum Engr. Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78712)

1997-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

220

Acoustical heat pumping engine  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The disclosure is directed to an acoustical heat pumping engine without moving seals. A tubular housing holds a compressible fluid capable of supporting an acoustical standing wave. An acoustical driver is disposed at one end of the housing and the other end is capped. A second thermodynamic medium is disposed in the housing near to but spaced from the capped end. Heat is pumped along the second thermodynamic medium toward the capped end as a consequence both of the pressure oscillation due to the driver and imperfect thermal contact between the fluid and the second thermodynamic medium. 2 figs.

Wheatley, J.C.; Swift, G.W.; Migliori, A.

1983-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Project of the underwater system for chemical threat detection  

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In this article we describe a novel method for the detection of explosives and other hazardous substances in the marine environment using neutron activation. Unlike the other considered methods based on this technique we propose to use guides forneutron and gamma quanta which speeds up and simplifies identification. Moreover, it may provide a determination of the density distribution of a dangerous substance. First preliminary results of Monte Carlo simulations dedicated for design of a device exploiting this method are also presented.

Silarski, M; Moskal, P; Smolis, M; Tadeja, S

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Building HVAC Systems.  

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??Building HVAC systems account for more than 30% of annual energy consumption in United States. However, it has become apparent that only in a small… (more)

Najafi, Massieh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Power System Extreme Event Detection: The Vulnerability Frontier  

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Contingencies in Electric Power Networks,” proceedings ofthe North American Power Symposium, Ames, IA, OctoberScreening in Electric Power Systems,” submitted to the IEEE

Lesieutre, Bernard C.; Pinar, Ali; Roy, Sandip

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Systems and methods of detecting force and stress using tetrapod nanocrystal  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Systems and methods of detecting force on the nanoscale including methods for detecting force using a tetrapod nanocrystal by exposing the tetrapod nanocrystal to light, which produces a luminescent response by the tetrapod nanocrystal. The method continues with detecting a difference in the luminescent response by the tetrapod nanocrystal relative to a base luminescent response that indicates a force between a first and second medium or stresses or strains experienced within a material. Such systems and methods find use with biological systems to measure forces in biological events or interactions.

Choi, Charina L.; Koski, Kristie J.; Sivasankar, Sanjeevi; Alivisatos, A. Paul

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

225

Affordable System for Rapid Detection and Mitigation of Emerging Diseases  

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South and South-East Asian countries are currently in the midst of a new epidemic of Dengue Fever. This paper presents disease surveillance systems in Sri Lanka and India, monitoring a handful of communicable diseases termed as notifiable. These systems ... Keywords: Alerting, Biosurveillance, Data Mining, Epidemiology, Interoperability, Mhealth, Spatio-Temporal Analysis

Nuwan Waidyanatha, Artur Dubrawski, Ganesan M., Gordon Gow

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance Studies on ?-conjugated semiconductor systems  

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Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance (ODMR) techniques were used to investigate the dynamics of excitons and charge carriers in ?-conjugated organic semiconductors. Degradation behavior of the negative spin-1/2 electroluminescence-detected magnetic resonance (ELDMR) was observed in Alq3 devices. The increase in the resonance amplitude implies an increasing bipolaron formation during degradation, which might be the result of growth of charge traps in the device. The same behavior of the negative spin-1/2 ELDMR was observed in 2wt% Rubrene doped Tris(8-hydroxyquinolinato)aluminium (Alq3) devices. However, with increasing injection current, a positive spin-1/2 ELDMR, together with positive spin 1 triplet powder patterns at {delta}m{sub S}={+-}1 and {delta}m{sub S}={+-}2, emerges. Due to the similarities in the frequency dependences of single and double modulated ELDMR and the photoluminescence-detected magnetic resonance (PLDMR) results in poly[2-methoxy-5-(2 -ethyl-hexyloxy)-1,4-phenyl ene vinylene] (MEH-PPV) films, the mechanism for this positive spin-1/2 ELDMR was assigned to enhanced triplet-polaron quenching under resonance conditions. The ELDMR in rubrene doped Alq3 devices provides a path to investigate charge distribution in the device under operational conditions. Combining the results of several devices with different carrier blocking properties and the results from transient EL, it was concluded trions not only exist near buffer layer but also exist in the electron transport layer. This TPQ model can also be used to explain the positive spin-1/2 PLDMR in poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) films at low temperature and in MEH-PPV films at various temperatures up to room temperature. Through quantitative analysis, TE-polaron quenching (TPQ) model is shown having the ability to explain most behaviors of the positive spin-1/2 resonance. Photocurrent detected magnetic resonance (PCDMR) studies on MEH-PPV devices revealed a novel transient resonance signal. The signal may originate from the higher concentration of deep traps near cathode. A quantitative analysis based on this assumption was carried out and found to be consistent with the experimental results.

Chen, Ying

2011-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

227

The implementation of an intelligent and video-based fall detection system using a neural network  

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This paper presents the development of a smart fall detector to minimise accidental falls which occur among elderly people, especially for indoor situations. A video-based detection system was utilised, as this can preserve privacy and monitor the physical ... Keywords: Elderly people, Fall detection, Neural network, Video-based camera

Laila Alhimale, Hussein Zedan, Ali Al-Bayatti

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

WWLL global lightning detection system: Regional validation study in Erin H. Lay,1,2  

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convective rainfall as well as to predict flash flooding [Tapia et al., 1998]. Global lightning data couldWWLL global lightning detection system: Regional validation study in Brazil Erin H. Lay,1,2 Robert] An experimental lightning detection network, the World Wide Lightning Location network (WWLL), is being developed

Thomas, Jeremy N.

229

History of engineering acoustics  

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At the Providence RI meeting in December 1955 it was proposed to add three new technical committees to the original seven established about a year earlier. Two of the new ones Audio Engineering and Electroacoustics and Sonic and Ultrasonic Engineering are precursors of the present Engineering Acoustics Technical Committee. In 1961 the name of the former committee was shortened to Electroacoustics and I began to attend their meetings. In 1964 the scope of the committee was broadened and its present name of Engineering Acoustics adopted. Early repeatable experiments in engineering acoustics have been attributed to Benjamin Franklin and mostly anecdotal evidence exists before that. Modern developments involve interdisciplinary involvements with all acoustics and specifically with the discovery of new materials applications of their properties and inventions of a wide variety of devices for producing receiving and using acoustics. Henry Joule Bell Berliner Edison the Curie brothers DeForest and Fessenden will be among those noted with some related recognition of them by the Engineering Acoustics TC.

Stanley L. Ehrlich

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Agent-based artificial immune system approach for adaptive damage detection in monitoring networks  

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This paper presents an agent-based artificial immune system approach for adaptive damage detection in distributed monitoring networks. The presented approach establishes a new monitoring paradigm by embodying desirable immune attributes, such as adaptation, ... Keywords: Artificial immune systems, Mobile agents, Multi-agent systems, Pattern recognition, Structural health monitoring

Bo Chen

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Visual Data Analysis for Detecting Flaws and Intruders in Computer Network Systems  

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Visual Data Analysis for Detecting Flaws and Intruders in Computer Network Systems Soon Tee Teoh T the complex behaviors of computer network systems. We describe three log-file analysis applications operation of a large computer network sys- tem, the common practice is to constantly collect system logs

Ma, Kwan-Liu

232

Robot design for leak detection in water-pipe systems  

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Leaks are major problem that occur in the water pipelines all around the world. Several reports indicate loss of around 20 to 30 percent of water in the distribution of water through water pipe systems. Such loss of water ...

Choi, Changrak

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Detecting and Tolerating Byzantine Faults in Database Systems  

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This thesis describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of a replication scheme to handle Byzantine faults in transaction processing database systems. The scheme compares answers from queries and updates on multiple ...

Vandiver, Benjamin Mead

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

234

Detecting and tolerating Byzantine faults in database systems  

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This thesis describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of a replication scheme to handle Byzantine faults in transaction processing database systems. The scheme compares answers from queries and updates on multiple ...

Vandiver, Benjamin Mead, 1978-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

A Theoretical Structural Impairment Detection System for Timber Railway Bridges  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to higher bridge deflections, higher stresses in the stringers and rail, and shorter fatigue life of the system. A SIDS is proposed which links wheel path accelerations obtained from traversing freight cars to the condition of the bridge. In order...

Orsak, John

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

236

Acoustical design issues for library facility planners  

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Acting under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services retained Charles M. Salter Associates Inc. to provide a document explaining acoustical and audio/visual requirements for libraries to library planners architects and lay people. Acoustical design issues for libraries discussed on the website include site noise considerations noise standards for each use space room acoustics considerations sound isolation between various use spaces vibration control for mechanical equipment and audio/visual system considerations. The completed document forms a part of the Libris Design library facility planning information system which includes a website with recent information on facility planning topics and a database of recently constructed California public libraries.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Integration and road tests of a self-sensing CNT concrete pavement system for traffic detection  

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In this paper, a self-sensing carbon nanotube (CNT) concrete pavement system for traffic detection is proposed and tested in a roadway. Pre-cast and cast-in-place self-sensing CNT concrete sensors were simultaneously integrated into a controlled pavement test section at the Minnesota Road Research Facility (MnROAD), USA. Road tests of the system were conducted by using an MnROAD five-axle semi-trailer tractor truck and a van, respectively, both in the winter and summer. Test results show that the proposed self-sensing pavement system can accurately detect the passing of different vehicles under different vehicular speeds and test environments. These findings indicate that the developed self-sensing CNT concrete pavement system can achieve real-time vehicle flow detection with a high detection rate and a low false-alarm rate.

Baoguo Han; Kun Zhang; Tom Burnham; Eil Kwon; Xun Yu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

On adaptive transmission, signal detection and channel estimation for multiple antenna systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This research concerns analysis of system capacity, development of adaptive transmission schemes with known channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT) and design of new signal detection and channel estimation schemes with low complexity...

Xie, Yongzhe

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

239

Towards a Learning Traffic Incident Detection System Tomas Singliar and Milos Hauskrecht  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

manual tuning. Our hypoth- esis is that these time-consuming solutions can be sucessfuly eliminated of sensor networks on US roadways. Incident detection systems (IDS) are complex arrange- ments

Hauskrecht, Milos

240

He–Ne and cw CO2 laser long-path systems for gas detection  

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This paper describes the design and testing of a laboratory prototype dual He–Ne laser system for the detection of methane leaks from underground pipelines and solid-waste landfill...

Grant, William B

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Image contrast range for detection of enamel defects using a digital dental imaging system  

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The purpose of this study was to quantitatively assess the acceptable range of image contrast for the detection of enamel defects by adjusting the contrast and brightness of a digital dental imaging system. Ex...

Hiromi Kitagawa D.D.S.; Ph.D.; Mamoru Wakoh D.D.S.; Ph.D.…

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

A WS-based infrastructure for integrating intrusion detection systems in large-scale environments  

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The growing need for information sharing among partnering organizations or members of virtual organizations poses a great security challenge One of the key aspects of this challenge is deploying intrusion detection systems (IDS) that can operate in heterogeneous, ...

José Eduardo M S. Brandão; Joni da Silva Fraga; Paulo Manoel Mafra; Rafael R. Obelheiro

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Radiation detection system for portable gamma-ray spectroscopy  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A portable gamma ray detection apparatus having a gamma ray detector encapsulated by a compact isolation structure having at least two volumetrically-nested enclosures where at least one is a thermal shield. The enclosures are suspension-mounted to each other to successively encapsulate the detector without structural penetrations through the thermal shields. A low power cooler is also provided capable of cooling the detector to cryogenic temperatures without consuming cryogens, due to the heat load reduction by the isolation structure and the reduction in the power requirements of the cooler. The apparatus also includes a lightweight portable power source for supplying power to the apparatus, including to the cooler and the processing means, and reducing the weight of the apparatus to enable handheld operation or toting on a user's person.

Rowland, Mark S. (Alamo, CA); Howard, Douglas E. (Livermore, CA); Wong, James L. (Dublin, CA); Jessup, James L. (Tracy, CA); Bianchini, Greg M. (Livermore, CA); Miller, Wayne O. (Livermore, CA)

2006-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

244

Simulation and modeling for the stand-off radiation detection system (SORDS) using GEANT4  

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A Stand-Off Radiation Detection System (SORDS) is being developed through a joint effort by Raytheon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bubble Technology Industries, Radiation Monitoring Devices, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). The system is a mobile truck-based platform performing detection, imaging, and spectroscopic identification of gamma-ray sources. A Tri-Modal Imaging (TMI) approach combines active-mask coded aperture imaging, Compton imaging, and shadow imaging techniques. Monte Carlo simulation and modeling using the GEANT4 toolkit was used to generate realistic data for the development of imaging algorithms and associated software code.

Hoover, Andrew S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wallace, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Galassi, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mocko, Michal [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Palmer, David [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schultz, Larry [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tornga, Shawn [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stateful Intrusion Detection System (SIDS) Senthilkumar Krishnamurthy and Arunabha Sen,  

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available on the Internet, intruders see the Internet as an easy opportunity for malicious abuse. The study ­ As more and more organizations rely on Internet for communication and e­commerce, the need to protect and experimental validation of the system has been presented. 1. Introduction In the past decade, the Internet has

Sen, Arunabha

246

Intrusion Detection in Realtime Database Systems Via Time Signatures*  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as ``normal'' transactions, and compare the ability of different numerically quantifiable measures to capture. Introduction In a real­time database system, transactions often have timing constraints. Transactions must meet their timing constraints, often expressed as deadlines, in order to be correct and useful. In stock market

Son, Sang H.

247

Single Molecule as a Local Acoustic Detector for Mechanical Oscillators  

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A single molecule can serve as a nanometer-sized detector of acoustic strain. Such a nanomicrophone has the great advantage that it can be placed very close to acoustic signal sources and high sensitivities can be achieved. We demonstrate this scheme by monitoring the fluorescence intensity of a single dibenzoterrylene molecule in an anthracene crystal attached to an oscillating tuning fork. The characterization of the vibration amplitude and of the detection sensitivity is a first step towards detection and control of nanomechanical oscillators through optical detection and feedback.

Yuxi Tian; Pedro Navarro; Michel Orrit

2014-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

248

Two years of detecting DM objects - the Solar system members  

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With a probability >99% there are grounds to believe that our works on detection of the Dark Electric Matter Objects (daemons), which were lauched in 1996, are crowned with success. The daemons are the relic elementary Planckian black holes(m~30 microgramme) carrying stable electric charge of Ze=10e. During the last two years, the detector made of two horizontal ZnS(Ag) screens of 1 m^2 area has been recording the correlated time-shifted scintillations corresponding to flux 10^-5 m^-2 s^-1 of extraordinary penetrating nuclear-active particles which moved both down and upward with velocity of only \\~5-30 km/s. The flux experiences seasonal variations with maxima supposedly corresponding to the Earth transition through shadow and anti-shadow created by the Sun in its motion relative the Galaxy disk daemon population. An accumulation of negative daemons, which stimulate the proton decay in ~1 microsec, inside the Earth and the Sun is explaining a lot of previusly non-understandable facts.

E. M. Drobyshevski; M. E. Drobyshevski; T. Yu. Izmodenova; D. S. Telnov

2003-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

249

Flammable Gas Detection for the D-Zero Gas System  

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The use of flammable gas and high voltage in detector systems is common in many experiments at Fermilab. To mitigate the hazards associated with these systems, Fermilab Engineering Standard SD-45B (Ref. 1) was adopted. Since this note is meant to be a guide and not a mandatory standard, each experiment is reviewed for compliance with SD-45B by the flammable gas safety subcommittee. Currently, there are only two types of flammable gas in use, ethane (Appendix A) and methane (Appendix B). The worst flammable-gas case is C2H6 (ethane), which has an estimated flow rate that is 73% of the CH4 (methane) flow but a heat of combustion (in kcal/g-mole) that is 173% of that of methane. In the worst case, if ethane were to spew through its restricting orifice into its gas line at 0 psig and then through a catastrophic leak into Room 215 (TRD) or Room 511 (CDC/FDCNTX), the time that would be required to build up a greater than Class 1 inventory (0.4kg H2 equivalent) would be 5.2 hours (Ref. 2). Therefore a worst-case flammable gas leak would have to go undetected for over 5 hours in order to transform a either mixing room to an environment with a Risk Class greater than Class 1. The mixing systems, gas lines, and detectors themselves will be thoroughly leak checked prior to active service. All vessels that are part of the mixing systems will be protected from overpressure by safety valves vented outside the building. Both the input and output of all detector volumes are protected from overpressure in the same way. The volume immediately outside the central tracking detectors is continuously purged by nitrogen from boiloff from the main nitrogen dewar at the site. However, if flammable gas were to build up in the mixing rooms or particular detector areas, no matter how unlikely, flammable gas detectors that are part of the interlock chain of each gas mixing system will shut down the appropriate system. This includes shutting off the output of flammable gas manifolds within the gas shed. Similarly, if a fire were to break out anywhere in the D-ZERO Hall, fire sensors would stop the output of all flammable gas manifolds within the gas shed, by unpowering electrically controlled solenoid valves that are normally closed in the event of a power failure. Fire sensor contacts have not yet been installed.

Spires, L.D.; Foglesong, J.; /Fermilab

1991-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Far-infrared contraband-detection-system development for personnel-search applications  

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Experiments have been conducted toward the development of an active near-millimeter-wave, far infrared, personnel search system for the detection of contraband. These experiments employed a microwave hybrid tee interferometer/radiometer scanning system and quasi-optical techniques at 3.3-mm wavelength to illuminate and detect the reflection from target objects against a human body background. Clothing and other common concealing materials are transport at this wavelength. Retroreflector arrays, in conjunction with a Gunn diode radiation source, were investigated to provide all-angle illumination and detection of specular reflections from unaligned and irregular-shaped objects. Results indicate that, under highly controlled search conditions, metal objects greater than or equal to 25 cm/sup 2/ can be detected in an enclosure lined with retroreflectors. Further development is required to produce a practical personnel search system. The investigation and feasibility of alternate far infrared search techniques are presented. 23 figures, 2 tables.

Schellenbaum, R. L.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Spacetime transformation acoustics  

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A recently proposed analogue transformation method has allowed the extension of transformation acoustics to general spacetime transformations. We analyze here in detail the differences between this new analogue transformation acoustics (ATA) method and the standard one (STA). We show explicitly that STA is not suitable for transformations that mix space and time. ATA takes as starting point the acoustic equation for the velocity potential, instead of that for the pressure as in STA. This velocity-potential equation by itself already allows for some transformations mixing space and time, but not all of them. We explicitly obtain the entire set of transformations that do not leave its form invariant. It is in these cases that ATA shows its true potential, allowing for building a transformation acoustics method that enables the full range of spacetime transformations. We provide an example of an important transformation which cannot be achieved with STA. Using this transformation, we design and simulate an acoustic frequency converter via the ATA approach. Furthermore, in those cases in which one can apply both the STA and ATA approaches, we study the different transformational properties of the corresponding physical quantities.

C. García-Meca; S. Carloni; C. Barceló; G. Jannes; J. Sánchez-Dehesa; A. Martínez

2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

252

Autonomous adaptive acoustic relay positioning  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We consider the problem of maximizing underwater acoustic data transmission by adaptively positioning an autonomous mobile relay so as to learn and exploit spatial variations in channel performance. The acoustic channel ...

Cheung, Mei Yi, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Imaging System With Confocally Self-Detecting Laser.  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention relates to a confocal laser imaging system and method. The system includes a laser source, a beam splitter, focusing elements, and a photosensitive detector. The laser source projects a laser beam along a first optical path at an object to be imaged, and modulates the intensity of the projected laser beam in response to light reflected from the object. A beam splitter directs a portion of the projected laser beam onto a photodetector. The photodetector monitors the intensity of laser output. The laser source can be an electrically scannable array, with a lens or objective assembly for focusing light generated by the array onto the object of interest. As the array is energized, its laser beams scan over the object, and light reflected at each point is returned by the lens to the element of the array from which it originated. A single photosensitive detector element can generate an intensity-representative signal for all lasers of the array. The intensity-representative signal from the photosensitive detector can be processed to provide an image of the object of interest.

Webb, Robert H. (Lincoln, MA); Rogomentich, Fran J. (Concord, MA)

1996-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

254

A Multi-Layer Phoswich Radioxenon Detection System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Further work was performed in optical modeling of the modified (dual planar) XEPHWICH design. Modeling capabilities and understanding were expanded through the performance of three additional simulations. The efficiency of the entire optical modeling process was increased by developing custom software to interface with both the input and output of the simulation program. Work continues on the design and implementation of the analog portion of the read-out system. This component is being prototyped and is nearing completion. The PCB (printed circuit board) is in its design phase for the two-channel digital pulse processor, necessary for the dual planar XEPHWICH. System components are being selected for the signal processor based on a balance of cost and our expectations of quality. Outside the scope of the grant, but entirely related, we continue to work on developing a source of fission-product xenon gases that will be produced in the OSU TRIGA reactor. The amount of HEU necessary to provide the needed activities of xenon fission products, as well as build-in times for each isotope of importance following irradiation, have been calculated. Irradiation times in the TRIGA have been determined. We've finalized our design of the xenon-fission-product collection chamber and initiated in-house fabrication. PNNL will be supplying the thin foils of enriched uranium necessary for xenon production.

David M. Hamby

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Achieving acoustical satisfaction in a green building  

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The Carnegie Institution’s Global Ecology Research Center at Stanford University has garnered many accolades including the AIA’s Excellence in SustainabilityAward. This building incorporates many ‘‘green’’ and energy?saving design features mechanical systems and materials. The occupants of this facility have given it high marks in U.C. Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment’s (CBE) survey of buildings. Staff at the Global Ecology Research Center are shown to be more satisfied with their acoustical environment than occupants of other green buildings surveyed by CBE. Measured acoustical data for speech privacy in open plan and enclosed conference rooms will be presented along with descriptions of acoustical design attributes for the building.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Active micromixer using surface acoustic wave streaming  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An active micromixer uses a surface acoustic wave, preferably a Rayleigh wave, propagating on a piezoelectric substrate to induce acoustic streaming in a fluid in a microfluidic channel. The surface acoustic wave can be generated by applying an RF excitation signal to at least one interdigital transducer on the piezoelectric substrate. The active micromixer can rapidly mix quiescent fluids or laminar streams in low Reynolds number flows. The active micromixer has no moving parts (other than the SAW transducer) and is, therefore, more reliable, less damaging to sensitive fluids, and less susceptible to fouling and channel clogging than other types of active and passive micromixers. The active micromixer is adaptable to a wide range of geometries, can be easily fabricated, and can be integrated in a microfluidic system, reducing dead volume. Finally, the active micromixer has on-demand on/off mixing capability and can be operated at low power.

Branch; Darren W. (Albuquerque, NM), Meyer; Grant D. (Ithaca, NY), Craighead; Harold G. (Ithaca, NY)

2011-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

257

E cient Detection of Global Properties in Distributed Systems Using Partial-Order Methods  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in c that correspond to total orders containing the happened-before relation. A consistent global stateE cient Detection of Global Properties in Distributed Systems Using Partial-Order Methods Scott D "), meaning the system could have passed through a global state satisfying predicate , or Def (read \\de nitely

Stoller, Scott

258

Functional requirements with survey results for integrated intrusion detection and access control annunciator systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report contains the guidance Functional Requirements for an Integrated Intrusion Detection and Access Control Annunciator System, and survey results of selected commercial systems. The survey questions were based upon the functional requirements; therefore, the results reflect which and sometimes how the guidance recommendations were met.

Arakaki, L.H.; Monaco, F.M.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Low-cost multispectral vegetation imaging system for detecting leaking CO2 gas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Low-cost multispectral vegetation imaging system for detecting leaking CO2 gas Justin A. Hogan,1 sequestration sites for possible leaks of the CO2 gas from underground reservoirs, a low-cost multispectral are then flagged for closer inspection with in-situ CO2 sensors. The system is entirely self

Shaw, Joseph A.

260

An expert system for detecting automobile insurance fraud using social network analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The article proposes an expert system for detection, and subsequent investigation, of groups of collaborating automobile insurance fraudsters. The system is described and examined in great detail, several technical difficulties in detecting fraud are also considered, for it to be applicable in practice. Opposed to many other approaches, the system uses networks for representation of data. Networks are the most natural representation of such a relational domain, allowing formulation and analysis of complex relations between entities. Fraudulent entities are found by employing a novel assessment algorithm, \\textit{Iterative Assessment Algorithm} (\\textit{IAA}), also presented in the article. Besides intrinsic attributes of entities, the algorithm explores also the relations between entities. The prototype was evaluated and rigorously analyzed on real world data. Results show that automobile insurance fraud can be efficiently detected with the proposed system and that appropriate data representation is vital.

Šubelj, Lovro; Bajec, Marko; 10.1016/j.eswa.2010.07.143

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Standoff concealed weapon detection using a 350 GHz radar imaging system  

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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently developing a 350 GHz, active, wideband, three-dimensional, radar imaging system to evaluate the feasibility of active sub-mm imaging for standoff concealed weapon detection. The prototype radar imaging system is based on a wideband, heterodyne, frequency-multiplier-based transceiver system coupled to a quasi-optical focusing system and high-speed rotating conical scanner. The wideband operation of this system provides accurate ranging information, and the images obtained are fully three-dimensional. Recent improvements to the system include increased imaging speed using improved balancing techniques, wider bandwidth, and image display techniques.

Sheen, David M.; Hall, Thomas E.; Severtsen, Ronald H.; McMakin, Douglas L.; Hatchell, Brian K.; Valdez, Patrick LJ

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Generation of Sound Bullets with a Nonlinear Acoustic Lens  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Acoustic lenses are employed in a variety of applications, from biomedical imaging and surgery, to defense systems, but their performance is limited by their linear operational envelope and complexity. Here we show a dramatic focusing effect and the generation of large amplitude, compact acoustic pulses (sound bullets) in solid and fluid media, enabled by a tunable, highly nonlinear acoustic lens. The lens consists of ordered arrays of granular chains. The amplitude, size and location of the sound bullets can be controlled by varying static pre-compression on the chains. We support our findings with theory, numerical simulations, and corroborate the results experimentally with photoelasticity measurements. Our nonlinear lens makes possible a qualitatively new way of generating high-energy acoustic pulses, enabling, for example, surgical control of acoustic energy.

Alessandro Spadoni; Chiara Daraio

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: News Release - DOE-Funded Acoustic Monitor Passes Key Field Test  

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March 7, 2005 March 7, 2005 DOE-Funded Acoustic Monitor Passes Key Field Test Detection System Can Help Locate Pipeline Leaks, Damage MORGANTOWN, WV - A new, lightweight device that uses natural gas itself to detect leaks in natural gas pipelines has been successfully tested on a transmission main owned and operated by Dominion Transmission Inc., in Morgantown, W.Va. The test was conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and West Virginia University, which has worked with NETL for the past 2 years to advance the detection system. The device is one of a suite of technologies being developed by the Energy Department's Office of Fossil Energy to effectively and efficiently monitor the 1.3 million miles of transmission and distribution pipelines which crisscross the United States

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Design study and comparative evaluation of JSFR failed fuel detection system  

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A conceptual design study of an advanced sodium-cooled fast reactor JSFR has progressed in the 'Fast Reactor Cycle Technology Development (FaCT) 'project in Japan. JSFR has two failed fuel detection systems in the core. One is a failed fuel detection (FFD) system which continuously monitors a fission product from failed fuel subassembly. The other is a failed fuel detection and location (FFDL) system which locates when it receives signals from FFD. The FFD system consists of a FFD-DN which detects delayed neutron (DN) in sodium and a FFD-CG which detects fission products in the cover gas of the reactor vessel. In this study, requirements to the FFD-DN and the FFD-DN design to meet the requirements were investigated for the commercial and demonstration JSFR. In the commercial JSFR, a sampling type FFD which collects sodium from the reactor vessel by sampling lines for DN detectors was adopted. The performances have been investigated and confirmed by a fluid analysis in the reactor upper plenum. In the demonstration JSFR, the performance of DN detectors installed on the primary cold-leg piping has been confirmed. For the FFDL systems, experiences in the previous fast reactors and the R and D of FFDL system for JSFR were investigated. This study focuses on the Selector-Valve and the Tagging-Gas FFDL systems. Operation experiences of the Selector-valve FFDL system were accumulated in PFR and Phenix. Tagging-gas system experiences were accumulated in EBR-II and FFTF. The feasibility of both FFDL systems for JSFR was evaluated. (authors)

Aizawa, K.; Chikazawa, Y.; Ishikawa, N. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency JAEA, 4002 Narita, Oarai, Higashi-ibaraki-gun, Ibaraki 311-1393 (Japan); Kubo, S. [Japan Atomic Power Company JAPC (Japan); Okazaki, H.; Mito, M. [Mitsubishi FBR Systems, Inc. MFBR (Japan); Tozawa, K. [Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan); Hayashi, M. [MitsubishiElectric Corporation (Japan)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photostimulated phosphor based image plate detection system for HRVUV beamline at Indus-1 synchrotron radiation source  

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A high resolution vacuum ultraviolet (HRVUV) beamline based on a 6.65 meter off-plane Eagle spectrometer is in operation at the Indus-1 synchrotron radiation source, RRCAT, Indore, India. To facilitate position sensitive detection and fast spectral recording, a new BaFBr:Eu2+ phosphor based image plate (IP) detection system interchangeable with the existing photomultiplier (PMT) scanning system has been installed on this beamline. VUV photoabsorption studies on Xe, O2, N2O and SO2 are carried out to evaluate the performance of the IP detection system. An FWHM of ~ 0.5 {\\AA} is achieved for the Xe atomic line at 1469.6 {\\AA}. Reproducibility of spectra is found to be within the experimental resolution. Compared to the PMT scanning system, the IP shows several advantages in terms of sensitivity, recording time and S/N ratio, which are highlighted in the paper. This is the first report of incorporation of an IP detection system in a VUV beamline using synchrotron radiation. Commissioning of the new detection sys...

Haris, K; Shastri, Aparna; K., Sunanda; K., Babita; Rao, S V N Bhaskara; Ahmad, Shabbir; Tauheed, A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Development of an Automated Microfluidic System for DNA Collection, Amplification, and Detection of Pathogens  

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This project was focused on developing and testing automated routines for a microfluidic Pathogen Detection System. The basic pathogen detection routine has three primary components; cell concentration, DNA amplification, and detection. In cell concentration, magnetic beads are held in a flow cell by an electromagnet. Sample liquid is passed through the flow cell and bacterial cells attach to the beads. These beads are then released into a small volume of fluid and delivered to the peltier device for cell lysis and DNA amplification. The cells are lysed during initial heating in the peltier device, and the released DNA is amplified using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or strand displacement amplification (SDA). Once amplified, the DNA is then delivered to a laser induced fluorescence detection unit in which the sample is detected. These three components create a flexible platform that can be used for pathogen detection in liquid and sediment samples. Future developments of the system will include on-line DNA detection during DNA amplification and improved capture and release methods for the magnetic beads during cell concentration.

Hagan, Bethany S.; Bruckner-Lea, Cynthia J.

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Multi-level acoustic modeling for automatic speech recognition  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Context-dependent acoustic modeling is commonly used in large-vocabulary Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems as a way to model coarticulatory variations that occur during speech production. Typically, the local ...

Chang, Hung-An, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Progress in Fiber Optical Acoustic and Seismic Sensing  

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A review of the progress in fiber optic acoustic and seismic sensor systems is presented. Common advancements in areas such as multiplexing are covered as well as specific progress in...

Kirkendall, Clay; Cole, James H; Tveten, Alan B; Dandridge, Anthony

269

A new laser-based system for obstacle detection including step, hole and slope for Personal Mobility Vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A new laser-based system for obstacle detection including step, hole and slope for Personal, and with standard chair wheels difficult. In this paper, we present a step and curb detection system based on laser sensors. This system is dedicated to vehicles able to cross over steps, for transportation systems

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

270

Method and apparatus for detecting timing errors in a system oscillator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of detecting timing errors in a system oscillator for an electronic device, such as a power supply, includes the step of comparing a system oscillator signal with a delayed generated signal and generating a signal representative of the timing error when the system oscillator signal is not identical to the delayed signal. An LED indicates to an operator that a timing error has occurred. A hardware circuit implements the above-identified method.

Gliebe, Ronald J. (Library, PA); Kramer, William R. (Bethel Park, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Method and apparatus for operating a powertrain system upon detecting a stuck-closed clutch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A powertrain system includes a multi-mode transmission having a plurality of torque machines. A method for controlling the powertrain system includes identifying all presently applied clutches including commanded applied clutches and the stuck-closed clutch upon detecting one of the torque-transfer clutches is in a stuck-closed condition. A closed-loop control system is employed to control operation of the multi-mode transmission accounting for all the presently applied clutches.

Hansen, R. Anthony

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

272

3D acoustic imaging applied to the Baikal Neutrino Telescope  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A hydro-acoustic imaging system was tested in a pilot study on distant localization of elements of the Baikal underwater neutrino telescope. For this innovative approach, based on broad band acoustic echo signals and strictly avoiding any active acoustic elements on the telescope, the imaging system was temporarily installed just below the ice surface, while the telescope stayed in its standard position at 1100 m depth. The system comprised an antenna with four acoustic projectors positioned at the corners of a 50 meter square; acoustic pulses were "linear sweep-spread signals" - multiple-modulated wide-band signals (10-22 kHz) of 51.2 s duration. Three large objects (two string buoys and the central electronics module) were localized by the 3D acoustic imaging, with a accuracy of ~0.2 m (along the beam) and ~1.0 m (transverse). We discuss signal forms and parameters necessary for improved 3D acoustic imaging of the telescope, and suggest a layout of a possible stationary bottom based 3D imaging setup. The presented technique may be of interest for neutrino telescopes of km3-scale and beyond, as a flexible temporary or as a stationary tool to localize basic telescope elements, while these are completely passive.

K. G. Kebkal; R. Bannasch; O. G. Kebkal; A. I. Panfilov; R. Wischnewski

2008-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

273

Investigations of stage acoustics at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall  

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Improvements to onstage hearing conditions were made at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall during a series of acoustics trials conducted during September 2009. During the acoustic trials physical changes were made to reflective surfaces around the platform and an active acoustics system was demonstrated. Taken together the temporary changes had a positive influence on hearing conditions during both rehearsals and performances by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Philharmonia. This paper reviews the strategies used to implement the improvements to stage acoustics and discusses the unique techniques used to evaluate the stage acoustics both subjectively and objectively.

Timothy E. Gulsrud

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Development of Combined Opto-Acoustical Sensor Modules  

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The faint fluxes of cosmic neutrinos expected at very high energies require large instrumented detector volumes. The necessary volumes in combination with a sufficient shielding against background constitute forbidding and complex environments (e.g. the deep sea) as sites for neutrino telescopes. To withstand these environments and to assure the data quality, the sensors have to be reliable and their operation has to be as simple as possible. A compact sensor module design including all necessary components for data acquisition and module calibration would simplify the detector mechanics and ensures the long term operability of the detector. The compact design discussed here combines optical and acoustical sensors inside one module, therefore reducing electronics and additional external instruments for calibration purposes. In this design the acoustical sensor is primary used for acoustic positioning of the module. The module may also be used for acoustic particle detection and marine science if an appropriat...

Enzenhöfer, A; Graf, K; Hößl, J; Katz, U; Lahmann, R; Neff, M; Richardt, C

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

On-Line Mid-IR (Quantum Cascade Laser and FTIR Spectrometric) Detection in Capillary Based Separation Systems  

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We introduce infrared spectrometry as a novel online molecule specific detection technique in capillary based separation systems. We report on the use of broad band FTIR detection for full spectral information on...

B. Lendl; M. Kölhed; P. Hinsmann; M. Haberkorn…

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Proceedings, Digital Signal Processing for in-Vehicle and mobile systems, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2007. MACHINE LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING DRIVER DROWSINESS  

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detection system is one of the potential applications of in- telligent vehicle systems. Previous approachesProceedings, Digital Signal Processing for in-Vehicle and mobile systems, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2007. MACHINE LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING DRIVER DROWSINESS Esra Vural, Mujdat Cetin, Aytul Ercil

Bartlett, Marian Stewart

277

E-Print Network 3.0 - airborne acoustical noise Sample Search...  

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and lidar sensors. Consequently, the methodology for instru- ment calibration, noise reduction... in the data processing sequence. For an acoustic system, ambient ... Source:...

278

E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic remote sensing Sample Search Results  

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Sensor Web for Ocean Observation: System Design, Architecture, and Performance Summary: heat content and dynamics: integral constraints from acoustic remote sensing, ORION RFA...

279

An analysis of weep holes as a product detection device for underground compensated LPG storage systems  

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Weep holes have been used widely to detect the presence of Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) in brine for underground compensated storage systems. When the brine level drops below the weep hole, LPG product enters the brine production system causing an increase in both tubing head pressure and flow rate. To prevent cavern overfill, a cavern shutdown is initiated upon detection of LPG in the surface brine system by pressure or flow instruments at the tubing head. In this study, we have investigated the multiphase flow characteristics of weep hole LPG detection systems to correctly estimate the operating limits. A simple and easy to use model has been developed to predict the tubing head pressure and flow rate increases. The model can be used to implement safer and more efficient operation procedures for underground compensated LPG storage systems. The model predictions for a typical field case are presented. An analysis of weep holes as product detection devices for LPG storage reservoirs has been carried out. It was found that the increases in pressure and flow rates at the tubing head change as a function of injection flow rate of the product. Therefore, a thorough consideration of cavern operating parameters is necessary to evaluate the use constant pressure and flow rate values to initiate emergency shut down of the cavern.

Sarica, C.; Demir, H.M.; Brill, J.P.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Methods to detect faulty splices in the superconducting magnet system of the LHC  

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The incident of 19 September 2008 at the LHC was caused by a faulty inter-magnet splice of about 200 n{Omega} resistance. Cryogenic and electrical techniques have been developed to detect other abnormal splices, either between or inside the magnets. The existing quench protection system can be used to detect internal splices with R > 20 n{Omega}. Since this system does not cover the bus between magnets, the cryogenic system is used to measure the rate of temperature rise due to ohmic heating. Accuracy of a few mK/h, corresponding to a few Watts, has been achieved, allowing detection of excess resistance, if it is more than 40 n{Omega} in a cryogenic subsector (two optical cells). Follow-up electrical measurements are made in regions identified by the cryogenic system. These techniques have detected two abnormal internal magnet splices of 100 n{Omega} and 50 n{Omega} respectively. In 2009, this ad hoc system will be replaced with a permanent one to monitor all splices at the n{Omega} level.

Bailey, R.; Bellesia, B.; Lasheras, N.Catalan; Dahlerup-Petersen, K.; Denz, R.; Robles, C.; Koratzinos, M.; Pojer, M.; Ponce, L.; Saban, R.; Schmidt, R.; /CERN /Fermilab /Moscow, INR /Cracow, INP

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Systems theory in musical acoustics  

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Recent digital synthesis techniques for woodwind bores and strings (bowed plucked and the like) have been devised using long delay lines and sparsely distributed filter elements to efficiently simulate solutions to the one?dimensional wave equation. In the simplest case a string or bore can be modeled using a single delay line and a single low?order digital filter. This presentation describes techniques used to simulate specific physical phenomena in the context of these models. As is well known in the lossless case solutions to the 1?D wave equation can be expressed in terms of left?going and right?going traveling waves and these are efficiently simulated using pure delay lines plus perhaps a sign inversion at a termination. Abutting two waveguides of differing characteristic impedance gives rise to a scattering junction at the interface leading to the ladder and lattice digital filter structures used extensively in the field of signal processing. When there are losses or when string stiffness is important there is linear filtering along the waveguide. Because linear time?invariant filters commute the distributed losses and dispersion can be lumped at convenient places in the waveguide network without changing an input?output transfer function. Once they are thus consolidated it is usually possible especially in audio applications to find a very accurate approximation using a low?order lumped digital filter in place of the distributed filtering. On top of this physically accurate yet efficient model it is straightforward to introduce nonlinear extensions such as (1) bow?string slippage due to absolute string displacement (2) pitch decay due to the gradual decline of the average string tension (3) wave?front sharpening due to increased speed of sound at higher air pressures (4) closure forces on double reeds and vocal folds due to the Bernoulli effect (5) heat conduction losses and (6) spontaneous generation of turbulence due to high volume velocity through a narrow aperture.

Julius O. Smith III

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Acoustic emission monitoring of HFIR vessel during hydrostatic testing. Final report  

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This report discusses the results and conclusions reached from applying acoustic emission monitoring to surveillance of the High Flux Isotope Reactor vessel during pressure testing. The objective of the monitoring was to detect crack growth and/or fluid leakage should it occur during the pressure test. The report addresses the approach, acoustic emission instrumentation, installation, calibration, and test results.

Friesel, M.A.; Dawson, J.F.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Mercury Detection with Gold Nanoparticles  

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R. J. Warmack, “Detection of mercury vapor using resonatingA surface acoustic wave mercury vapor sensor,” Ieee Trans.N. E. Selin, “Integrating mercury science and policy in the

Crosby, Jeffrey

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

An overview of time?reversal acoustics  

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Time?reversal invariance is a very powerful concept in physics. In the field of acoustics where time reversal invariance occurs time?reversal experiments may be achieved simply with arrays of transmit?receive transducers allowing an incident wave field to be sampled recorded time?reversed and re?emitted. Time reversal mirrors (TRMs) may be used to study random media and chaotic reverberating structures. Common to these complex media is a remarkable robustness exemplified by observations that the more complex the medium between the probe source and the TRM the sharper the focus. TRMs open the way to new signal processings that interest imaging detection telecommunications and therapy. Time reversal mirrors have plenty of applications including ultrasonic therapy and medical imaging non destructive testing telecommunications underwater acoustics seismology sound control home automation. An overview of these fields will be presented.

Mathias Fink

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Radiation sensitive devices and systems for detection of radioactive materials and related methods  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Radiation sensitive devices include a substrate comprising a radiation sensitive material and a plurality of resonance elements coupled to the substrate. Each resonance element is configured to resonate responsive to non-ionizing incident radiation. Systems for detecting radiation from a special nuclear material include a radiation sensitive device and a sensor located remotely from the radiation sensitive device and configured to measure an output signal from the radiation sensitive device. In such systems, the radiation sensitive device includes a radiation sensitive material and a plurality of resonance elements positioned on the radiation sensitive material. Methods for detecting a presence of a special nuclear material include positioning a radiation sensitive device in a location where special nuclear materials are to be detected and remotely interrogating the radiation sensitive device with a sensor.

Kotter, Dale K

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

286

A Data Driven Framework for Real Time Power System Event Detection and Visualization  

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Increased adoption and deployment of phasor measurement units (PMU) has provided valuable fine-grained data over the grid. Analysis over these data can provide real-time insight into the health of the grid, thereby improving control over operations. Realizing this data-driven control, however, requires validating, processing and storing massive amounts of PMU data. This paper describes a PMU data management system that supports input from multiple PMU data streams, features an event-detection algorithm, and provides an efficient method for retrieving archival data. The event-detection algorithm rapidly correlates multiple PMU data streams, providing details on events occurring within the power system in real-time. The event-detection algorithm feeds into a visualization component, allowing operators to recognize events as they occur. The indexing and data retrieval mechanism facilitates fast access to archived PMU data. Using this method, we achieved over 30x speedup for queries with high selectivity. With th...

McCamish, Ben; Landford, Jordan; Bass, Robert; Cotilla-Sanchez, Eduardo; Chiu, David

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Arc Detection and Interlock Module for the PEP II Low Level RF System  

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A new arc detection and interlock generating module for the SLAC PEP-II low-level RF VXI-based system has been developed. The system is required to turn off the RF drive and high voltage power supply in the event of arcing in the cavity windows, klystron window, or circulator. Infrared photodiodes receive arc signals through radiation resistant optical fibers. Gain and bandwidth are selectable for each channel to allow tailoring response. The module also responds to interlock requests from other modules in the VXI system and communicates with the programmable logic controller (PLC) responsible for much of the low-level RF system's interlock functionality.

Tighe, R.; /SLAC

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

288

Development of an Integrated Sensor System for Obstacle Detection and Terrain Evaluation for Application to Unmanned Ground  

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Development of an Integrated Sensor System for Obstacle Detection and Terrain Evaluation into a 2D space. The second obstacle detection sensor was a stereo vision system that was manufactured of the vehicle. Monocular cameras and vision processing algorithms were used as the second sensor system

Florida, University of

289

AnKLe: Detecting Attacks in Large Scale Systems via Information Emmanuelle Anceaume  

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AnKLe: Detecting Attacks in Large Scale Systems via Information Divergence Emmanuelle Anceaume. To address this issue, we propose AnKLe (for Attack-tolerant eNhanced Kullback- Leibler divergence Estimator), a novel algorithm for estimating the KL divergence of an observed stream compared to the expected one. AnKLe

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

290

AnKLe: Detecting Attacks in Large Scale Systems via Information Divergence  

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AnKLe: Detecting Attacks in Large Scale Systems via Information Divergence Emmanuelle Anceaume. To address this issue, we propose AnKLe (for Attack-tolerant eNhanced Kullback-Leibler di- vergence Estimator), a novel algorithm for estimating the KL divergence of an observed stream compared to the expected one. AnKLe

Boyer, Edmond

291

Neutron interrogation system using high gamma ray signature to detect contraband special nuclear materials in cargo  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for inspecting cargo for the presence of special nuclear material. The cargo is irradiated with neutrons. The neutrons produce fission products in the special nuclear material which generate gamma rays. The gamma rays are detecting indicating the presence of the special nuclear material.

Slaughter, Dennis R. (Oakland, CA); Pohl, Bertram A. (Berkeley, CA); Dougan, Arden D. (San Ramon, CA); Bernstein, Adam (Palo Alto, CA); Prussin, Stanley G. (Kensington, CA); Norman, Eric B. (Oakland, CA)

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

292

c 2013 David Raymond Grochocki Jr DEPLOYMENT CONSIDERATIONS FOR INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEMS IN  

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by a hybrid sensing infrastructure that uses both a centralized intrusion detection system and embedded meter by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-OE0000097 as part of the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure IN ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE BY DAVID RAYMOND GROCHOCKI JR THESIS Submitted in partial fulfillment

Sanders, William H.

293

Power System Extreme Event Detection: The Vulnerability Frontier Bernard C. Lesieutre Ali Pinar  

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Power System Extreme Event Detection: The Vulnerability Frontier Bernard C. Lesieutre Ali Pinar the number of line outages in a grid to the power disrupted by the outages. This frontier describes the boundary of a space relating the possible severity of a disturbance in terms of power disruption, from zero

Pinar, Ali

294

Methods, systems and devices for detecting threatening objects and for classifying magnetic data  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for detecting threatening objects in a security screening system. The method includes a step of classifying unique features of magnetic data as representing a threatening object. Another step includes acquiring magnetic data. Another step includes determining if the acquired magnetic data comprises a unique feature.

Kotter, Dale K. (Shelley, ID); Roybal, Lyle G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rohrbaugh, David T. (Idaho Falls, ID); Spencer, David F. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2012-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

295

Pulse combusted acoustic agglomeration apparatus and process  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved apparatus and process for removal of particulates entrained in a gas stream are provided. The removal process employs a pulse combustor to provide an acoustic pressure wave to acoustically enhance bimodal agglomeration of particulates which may be collected and removed using a conventional separation apparatus. A particulate having a size different from the size of the particulate in the gas stream to be cleaned is introduced into the system to effectuate the bimodal process. The apparatus may be employed as a direct fired system for improved operation of gas-operated equipment such as a gas turbine, or may, alternatively, be employed as an add-on subsystem for combustion exhaust clean-up. Additionally, the added particulate may be a sorbent for effecting sorption of other contaminants such as sulfur. Various other particulates for contaminant removal may also be introduced into the system as exemplified by alkali-gettering agents.

Mansour, Momtaz N. (Columbia, MD)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

CFD-based application of the Nyquist criterion to thermo-acoustic instabilities  

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A novel approach for the analysis of self-excited instabilities in thermo-acoustic systems is proposed. Combining computational fluid dynamics with low-order acoustic modeling, the open-loop transfer function of the system under investigation is computed. ... Keywords: 02.30.Yy, 43.28.Kt, 43.35.Ud, 43.60.Bf, 47.50.Gj, 52.35.Dm, Computational fluid dynamics, Control theory, Instabilities, Thermo-acoustics

J. Kopitz; W. Polifke

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Acoustically enhanced remediation, Phase 2: Technology scaling  

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Weiss Associates is conducting the following three phase program investigating the in-situ application of acoustically enhanced remediation (AER) of contaminated unconsolidated soil and ground water under both saturated and unsaturated conditions: Phase I-- laboratory scale parametric investigation; Phase II--technology Scaling; and Phase III--large scale field tests. AER addresses the need for NAPL (either lighter or denser than water: LNAPL or DNAPL, respectively) in high and low permeability sediments, and the remediation of other types of subsurface contaminants (e.g., metals, radionuclides) in low permeability soils. This program has been placed in the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) DNAPL product. Phase I indicated that AER could be used to effectively remediate NAPL in high permeability soil, and that removal of NAPL from low permeability soil could be increased since the water flux through these soils was significantly increased. Phase II, Technology Scaling, the subject of this paper, focused on (1) evaluating the characteristics of an AER field deployment system, (2) developing DNAPL flow and transport performance data under acoustic excitation, (3) predicting the effect of acoustic remediation in three-dimensional unconsolidated hydrogeologic conditions, (4) conducting an engineering analysis of acoustical sources, and (5) identifying candidate field site(s) for large-scale field testing of the technology.

Iovenitti, J.L.; Hill, D.G. [Weiss Associates, Emeryville, CA (United States); Rynne, T.M.; Spadaro, J.F.; Hutchinson, W. [Scientific Applications and Research Associates, Inc., Huntington Beach, CA (United States); Illangasakere, T. [Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO (United States). Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

298

DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMAT IN-LINE INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR DETECTION, DISCRIMINATION, AND GRADING OF STRESS CORROSION CRACKING IN PIPELINES  

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This report describes prototypes, measurements, and results for a project to develop a prototype pipeline in-line inspection (ILI) tool that uses electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) to detect and grade stress corrosion cracking (SCC). The introduction briefly provides motivation and describes SCC, gives some background on EMATs and guided ultrasonic waves, and reviews promising results of a previous project using EMATs for SCC. The experimental section then describes lab measurement techniques and equipment, the lab mouse and prototypes for a mule, and scan measurements made on SCC. The mouse was a moveable and compact EMAT setup. The prototypes were even more compact circuits intended to be pulled or used in an ILI tool. The purpose of the measurements was to determine the best modes, transduction, and processing to use, to characterize the transducers, and to prove EMATs and mule components could produce useful results. Next, the results section summarizes the measurements and describes the mouse scans, processing, prototype circuit operating parameters, and performance for SH0 scans. Results are given in terms of specifications--like SNR, power, insertion loss--and parametric curves--such as signal amplitude versus magnetic bias or standoff, reflection or transmission coefficients versus crack depth. Initially, lab results indicated magnetostrictive transducers using both SH0 and SV1 modes would be worthwhile to pursue in a practical ILI system. However, work with mule components showed that SV1 would be too dispersive, so SV1 was abandoned. The results showed that reflection measurements, when normalized by the direct arrival are sensitive to and correlated with SCC. This was not true for transmission measurements. Processing yields a high data reduction, almost 60 to 1, and permits A and C scan display techniques and software already in use for pipeline inspection. An analysis of actual SH0 scan results for SCC of known dimensions showed that length and depth could be determined for deep enough cracks. Defect shadow and short length effects were apparent but may be taken into account. The SH0 scan was done with the mule prototype circuits and permanent magnet EMATs. These gave good enough results that this hardware and the processing techniques are very encouraging for use in a practical ILI tool.

Jeff Aron; Jeff Jia; Bruce Vance; Wen Chang; Raymond Pohler; Jon Gore; Stuart Eaton; Adrian Bowles; Tim Jarman

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Acoustic paramagnetic logging tool  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

New methods and apparatus are disclosed which allow measurement of the presence of oil and water in geological formations using a new physical effect called the Acoustic Paramagnetic Logging Effect (APLE). The presence of petroleum in formation causes a slight increase in the earth's magnetic field in the vicinity of the reservoir. This is the phenomena of paramagnetism. Application of an acoustic source to a geological formation at the Larmor frequency of the nucleons present causes the paramagnetism of the formation to disappear. This results in a decrease in the earth3 s magnetic field in the vicinity of the oil bearing formation. Repetitively frequency sweeping the acoustic source through the Larmor frequency of the nucleons present (approx. 2 kHz) causes an amplitude modulation of the earth's magnetic field which is a consequence of the APLE. The amplitude modulation of the earth's magnetic field is measured with an induction coil gradiometer and provides a direct measure of the amount of oil and water in the excitation zone of the formation . The phase of the signal is used to infer the longitudinal relaxation times of the fluids present, which results in the ability in general to separate oil and water and to measure the viscosity of the oil present. Such measurements may be preformed in open boreholes and in cased well bores.

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

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Modern Schoolroom Acoustics  

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Many teachers are faced with conducting classes in buildings that were obsolete thirty years ago. Others are or soon will be teaching in new schools which are in no way modern in some of their basic construction details. A classroom laboratory or auditorium is fundamentally a shelter in which the basic functions are seeing and hearing. Daylight provides satisfactory seeing a large part of the time. In spite of this about $1.50 per square foot is the average investment for auxiliary lighting while satisfactory acoustics is often completely overlooked or is the target of severe economy measures. Architects today are often eliminating or seriously compromising on the acoustical treatment expenditure while spending lavishly for less important materials. Eighty?five percent articulation will usually result in satisfactory hearing for adults because the context supplies the transitional ties. For children however especially the very young each word and every syllable is important. Excessive reverberation time or poor sound distribution may create conditions which seriously handicap the students and teachers alike. Modern medical methods have shown that poor eyes and poor hearing are often responsible for backward children who are really average or above average in mental ability. It is inexcusable to add to their natural handicaps those of poor architecture and poor engineering. Good acoustics is as fundamental as lighting and ventilation and much more attention should be paid to this phase of school design.

L. F. Yerges; M. A. Smith

1949-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cylindrical Acoustic Levitator/Concentrator  

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Cylindrical Acoustic Levitator/Concentrator Cylindrical Acoustic Levitator/Concentrator Cylindrical Acoustic Levitator/Concentrator A low-power, inexpensive acoustic apparatus for levitation and/or concentration of aerosols and small liquid/solid samples having particulates up to several millimeters in diameter in air or other fluids is described. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Cylindrical Acoustic Levitator/Concentrator A low-power, inexpensive acoustic apparatus for levitation and/or concentration of aerosols and small liquid/solid samples having particulates up to several millimeters in diameter in air or other fluids is described. It is constructed from a commercially available, hollow cylindrical piezoelectric crystal which has been modified to tune the resonance frequency of the breathing mode resonance of the crystal to that

302

Electrical power system failure detection, isolation and recovery on the International Space Station Alpha  

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The problem of how to detect, isolate, and recover from failures on the International Space Station Alpha (ISSA) is currently under study and development by NASA and a number of contractors including Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International. The effort is planned to provide an advanced real-time failure detection system for the station. The autonomous power system project is designed to demonstrate the abilities of integrated intelligent diagnosis, control and scheduling techniques to space power distribution hardware. In this paper the latest failure detection, isolation, and recovery (FDIR) design, which provides an autonomous FDIR for the Electric Power System (EPS), will be described. The ISSA Concept of Operations and Utilization (COU) defines the ability of the vehicle to ``survive 24 hours of operation without crew or ground intervention``. This results in a necessity to design and develop automatic failure detection techniques to accomplish such autonomous operation without routine commanding. This paper addresses the current EPS FDIR design concept and concentrates on how to resolve the FDIR issues and come up with a robust design to recover from abnormal behavior.

Aghabarari, E. [Rockwell International, Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Division; Varney, J. [McDonnell Douglas, Houston, TX (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

303

Acoustic emission during polymer crystallization  

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... .G.; part support to L.K.) Acoustic Emission, Special Technical Publication 505, ASTM, Philadelphia, 1971; Grabec, I. & Peterlin, A. J. Polymer Sci. ...

A. Galeski; L. Koenczoel; E. Piorkowska; E. Baer

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Hybrid Control Network Intrusion Detection Systems for Automated Power Distribution Systems  

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and improve the reliability of the distribution system [3].distribution topology for protection and to improve reliability.

Parvania, Masood; Koutsandria, Georgia; Muthukumar, Vishak; Peisert, Sean; McParland, Chuck; Scaglione, Anna

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Acoustic Logs At Alum Area (Moos & Ronne, 2010) | Open Energy Information  

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Acoustic Logs At Alum Geothermal Area (Moos & Ronne, Acoustic Logs At Alum Geothermal Area (Moos & Ronne, 2010) Exploration Activity Details Location Alum Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Acoustic Logs Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes The results revealed that acoustic images are superior to electrical images to detect structurally important natural fractures and stress-induced wellbore breakouts and tensile wall fractures, and were adequate to detect stratigraphic features. References Daniel Moos, Joel Ronne (2010) Selecting The Optimal Logging Suite For Geothermal Reservoir Evaluation- Results From The Alum 25-29 Well, Nevada Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Acoustic_Logs_At_Alum_Area_(Moos_%26_Ronne,_2010)&oldid=510215" Categories: Exploration Activities

306

Development of a geothermal acoustic borehole televiewer  

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Most geothermal wells are drilled in hard rock formations where fluid flow is through systems of open fractures. Productivity of these wells is usually determined by the extent of intersection of the wellbore with the fracture system. A need exists for fracture mapping methods and tools which can operate in a geothermal environment. In less hostile environments, the acoustic borehole televiewer has been shown to be a useful tool for determining location, orientation, and characterization of fractures as they intersect the borehole and for general wellbore and casing inspection. The development conducted at Sandia National Laboratories to adapt an acoustic borehole televiewer for operation in a geothermal environment is described. The modified instrument has been successfully tested at temperatures as high as 280/sup 0/C and pressures up to 5000 psi, and used successfully to map fractures and casing damage in geothermal wells.

Heard, F.E.; Bauman, T.J.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Pulse combusted acoustic agglomeration apparatus and process  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved apparatus and process for removal of particulates entrained in a gas stream are provided. The removal process employs a pulse combustor to provide an acoustic pressure wave to acoustically enhance agglomeration of particulates which may be collected and removed using a conventional separation apparatus. The apparatus may be employed as a direct fired system for improved operation of gas-operated equipment such as a gas turbine, or may, alternatively, be employed as an add-on subsystem for combustion exhaust clean-up. Additionally, added particulates may include a sorbent for effecting sorption of other contaminants such as sulfur. Various other particulates for contaminant removal may also be introduced into the system as exemplified by alkali-gettering agents.

Mansour, Momtaz N. (Columbia, MD); Chandran, Ravi (Ellicott City, MD)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

A novel computer-aided lung nodule detection system for CT images  

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Purpose: The paper presents a complete computer-aided detection (CAD) system for the detection of lung nodules in computed tomography images. A new mixed feature selection and classification methodology is applied for the first time on a difficult medical image analysis problem. Methods: The CAD system was trained and tested on images from the publicly available Lung Image Database Consortium (LIDC) on the National Cancer Institute website. The detection stage of the system consists of a nodule segmentation method based on nodule and vessel enhancement filters and a computed divergence feature to locate the centers of the nodule clusters. In the subsequent classification stage, invariant features, defined on a gauge coordinates system, are used to differentiate between real nodules and some forms of blood vessels that are easily generating false positive detections. The performance of the novel feature-selective classifier based on genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks (ANNs) is compared with that of two other established classifiers, namely, support vector machines (SVMs) and fixed-topology neural networks. A set of 235 randomly selected cases from the LIDC database was used to train the CAD system. The system has been tested on 125 independent cases from the LIDC database. Results: The overall performance of the fixed-topology ANN classifier slightly exceeds that of the other classifiers, provided the number of internal ANN nodes is chosen well. Making educated guesses about the number of internal ANN nodes is not needed in the new feature-selective classifier, and therefore this classifier remains interesting due to its flexibility and adaptability to the complexity of the classification problem to be solved. Our fixed-topology ANN classifier with 11 hidden nodes reaches a detection sensitivity of 87.5% with an average of four false positives per scan, for nodules with diameter greater than or equal to 3 mm. Analysis of the false positive items reveals that a considerable proportion (18%) of them are smaller nodules, less than 3 mm in diameter. Conclusions: A complete CAD system incorporating novel features is presented, and its performance with three separate classifiers is compared and analyzed. The overall performance of our CAD system equipped with any of the three classifiers is well with respect to other methods described in literature.

Tan, Maxine; Deklerck, Rudi; Jansen, Bart; Bister, Michel; Cornelis, Jan [Department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussel (Belgium); Department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussel, Belgium and Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology (IBBT), Gaston Crommenlaan 8, 9050 Gent (Belgium); Department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussel (Belgium)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Emission Monitoring of ASME Section III Hydrostatic Test: Watts Bar Unit 1 Nuclear Reactor  

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Through the cooperation of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Pacific Northwest Laboratory has installed instrumentation on Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 for the purpose of test and evaluation of acoustic emission (AE) monitoring of nuclear reactor pressure vessels and piping for flaw detection. This report describes the acoustic emission monitoring performed during the ASME Section III hydrostatic testing of Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 and the results obtained. Highlights of the results are: • Spontaneous AE was detected from a nozzle area during final pressurization. • Evaluation of the apparent source of the spontaneous AE using an empirically derived AE/fracture mechanics relationship agreed within a factor of two with an evaluation by ASME Section XI Code procedures. • AE was detected from a fracture specimen which was pressure coupled to the 10-inch accumulator nozzle. This provided reassurance of adequate system sensitivity. • High background noise was observed when all four reactor coolant pumps were operating. Work is continuing at Watts Bar Unit 1 toward AE monitoring hot functional testing and subsequently monitoring during reactor operation.

Hutton,, P. H.; Taylor,, T. T.; Dawson,, J. F.; Pappas,, R. A.; Kurtz,, R. J.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low background high efficiency radiocesium detection system based on positron emission tomography technology  

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After the 2011 nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima radiocesium contamination in food became a serious concern in Japan. However low background and high efficiency radiocesium detectors are expensive and huge including semiconductor germanium detectors. To solve this problem we developed a radiocesium detector by employing positron emission tomography (PET) technology. Because 134Cs emits two gamma photons (795 and 605 keV) within 5 ps they can selectively be measured with coincidence. Such major environmental gamma photons as 40K (1.46 MeV) are single photon emitters and a coincidence measurement reduces the detection limit of radiocesium detectors. We arranged eight sets of Bi4 Ge 3O12 (BGO) scintillation detectors in double rings (four for each ring) and measured the coincidence between these detectors using PET data acquisition system. A 50 × 50 × 30 mm BGO was optically coupled to a 2 in. square photomultiplier tube (PMT). By measuring the coincidence we eliminated most single gamma photons from the energy distribution and only detected those from 134Cs at an average efficiency of 12%. The minimum detectable concentration of the system for the 100 s acquisition time is less than half of the food monitor requirements in Japan (25 Bq/kg). These results show that the developed radiocesium detector based on PET technology is promising to detect low level radiocesium.

Seiichi Yamamoto; Yoshimune Ogata

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an automated Red Light Violation Detection System (RLVDS) for Indian vehicles  

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Integrated Traffic Management Systems (ITMS) are now implemented in different cities in India to primarily address the concerns of road-safety and security. An automated Red Light Violation Detection System (RLVDS) is an integral part of the ITMS. In our present work we have designed and developed a complete system for generating the list of all stop-line violating vehicle images automatically from video snapshots of road-side surveillance cameras. The system first generates adaptive background images for each camera view, subtracts captured images from the corresponding background images and analyses potential occlusions over the stop-line in a traffic signal. Considering round-the-clock operations in a real-life test environment, the developed system could successfully track 92% images of vehicles with violations on the stop-line in a "Red" traffic signal.

Saha, Satadal; Nasipuri, Mita; Basu, Dipak Kumar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Tutorial on Detection and Characterization of Special Behavior in Large Electric Power Systems  

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The objective of this document is to report results in the detection and characterization of special behavior in large electric power systems. Such behavior is usually dynamic in nature, but not always. This is also true for the underlying sources of special behavior. At the device level, a source of special behavior might be an automatic control system, a dynamic load, or even a manual control system that is operated according to some sharply defined policy. Other possible sources include passive system conditions, such as the state of a switched device or the amount of power carried on some critical line. Detection and characterization are based upon “signature information” that is extracted from the behavior observed. Characterization elements include the signature information itself, the nature of the behavior and its likely causes, and the associated implications for the system or for the public at large. With sufficient data and processing, this characterization may directly identify a particular condition or device at a specific location. Such conclusive results cannot always be done from just one observation, however. Information environments that are very sparse may require multiple observations, comparative model studies, and even direct testing of the system.

Hauer, John F.; DeSteese, John G.

2004-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic radiation from a plate with sinusoidally varying properties  

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The acoustic radiation produced by an infinite flat plate with sinusoidally varying properties and driven by a distributed load is presented. The plate is assumed to be thin with constant thickness but with stiffness varying sinusoidally along the axis. The analysis is an extension of the work previously reported [M. Pierucci J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Suppl. 1 79 S35 (1986)]. The analysis consists of solving the coupled fluid?structure equations with the added difficulty of having nonconstant coefficients. The system reduces to a convoluted equation which has been solved analytically. The results indicate the presence of acoustic pressure components radiating in directions that are related to the difference between the forcing function wavenumber and the wavenumber of the stiffness variation. Acoustic radiation patterns will be presented.

Mauro Pierucci

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method for motor fault detection using stator current noise cancellation  

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A system and method for detecting incipient mechanical motor faults by way of current noise cancellation is disclosed. The system includes a controller configured to detect indicia of incipient mechanical motor faults. The controller further includes a processor programmed to receive a baseline set of current data from an operating motor and define a noise component in the baseline set of current data. The processor is also programmed to acquire at least on additional set of real-time operating current data from the motor during operation, redefine the noise component present in each additional set of real-time operating current data, and remove the noise component from the operating current data in real-time to isolate any fault components present in the operating current data. The processor is then programmed to generate a fault index for the operating current data based on any isolated fault components.

Zhou, Wei (Los Angeles, CA); Lu, Bin (Kenosha, WI); Nowak, Michael P. (Menomonee Falls, WI); Dimino, Steven A. (Wauwatosa, WI)

2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustical Standards Play a Key Role in Optimized Solutions  

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Acoustical standards are important to heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system manufacturers. Our participation in developing standards helps us by: (1) getting the right information to our customers; (2) avoiding conflicts between manufacturers and other organizations; and (3) preparing for changing system requirements. Being active in standards work helps us to agree with our customers on what is the correct information to provide. Providing accurate appropriate acoustical information for our solutions helps to make sure the system is applied correctly and increases the likelihood that customers will be satisfied with our systems.

Stephen J. Lind

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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History of structural acoustics and vibrations in the Acoustical Society of America  

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Structural acoustics refers to the interaction of sound and structures—the response of structures to sound the radiation of sound from vibrating structures and the effect of the acoustic medium on the structural vibrations. Interest in these subjects increased greatly during the 1930s and 40s because of practical applications in the design of microphones and loud speakers used in telephones radios and electronic phonographs. The combination of electrical and mechanical systems lead to the use of electrical engineering concepts such as impedance circuits and electrical analogies in the analysis of mechanical systems. In later years much of the work dealt with various aspects of underwater structures prompted by U.S. Navy interests. The field which began with classical analytical mechanics applications has progressed to new approaches including statistical energy analysis near?field acoustical holography fuzzy structures active control of vibrations and smart materials. In recognition of these new developments the name of the technical committee was changed in 1987 from ‘‘Shock and Vibration’’ to ‘‘Structural Acoustics and Vibration.’’

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A bushfire monitoring and detection system for smart homes using ZigBee technology  

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This paper describes the part of a smart monitoring system that uses ZigBee modules to communicate sensory information in case of a fire or bushfire. The proposed system is composed of two parts: A number of remote boards that collect temperature and humidity; and a host board that contains the same type of sensors as the remote board, in addition to wind speed and wind directions sensors. The proposed system can be used for monitoring and detection of both bushfire and fire in and around a house. The host board position and sensory information collected from the remote boards are combined, stored and processed by a microcontroller. The host board performs further processing on the collected sensory information and communicates it to a control room wirelessly using a long range wireless communication such as wireless local area network (WLAN) or general packet radio service (GPRS). The system components and performance are also described.

Ying Sun; Quan Yuan; Said Al-Sarawi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods, media, and systems for detecting attack on a digital processing device  

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Methods, media, and systems for detecting attack are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include: comparing at least part of a document to a static detection model; determining whether attacking code is included in the document based on the comparison of the document to the static detection model; executing at least part of the document; determining whether attacking code is included in the document based on the execution of the at least part of the document; and if attacking code is determined to be included in the document based on at least one of the comparison of the document to the static detection model and the execution of the at least part of the document, reporting the presence of an attack. In some embodiments, the methods include: selecting a data segment in at least one portion of an electronic document; determining whether the arbitrarily selected data segment can be altered without causing the electronic document to result in an error when processed by a corresponding program; in response to determining that the arbitrarily selected data segment can be altered, arbitrarily altering the data segment in the at least one portion of the electronic document to produce an altered electronic document; and determining whether the corresponding program produces an error state when the altered electronic document is processed by the corresponding program.

Stolfo, Salvatore J.; Li, Wei-Jen; Keromylis, Angelos D.; Androulaki, Elli

2014-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Acoustic Sensor for Pipeline Monitoring_Revised.do  

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LA-UR-05-6025 LA-UR-05-6025 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Title: Acoustic Sensor for Pipeline Monitoring: Technology Report Author(s): Dipen N. Sinha Submitted to: Gas Technology Management Division Strategic Center for Natural Gas and Oil National Energy Technology Laboratory 2 Acoustic Sensor for Pipeline Monitoring: Technology Report Dipen Sinha Los Alamos National Laboratory July 20, 2005 Executive Summary This report presents detailed information on the effort to develop acoustic sensing technologies for natural gas pipe line monitoring. It starts with a historical evolution of the project and ends with the current status. The various technical accomplishments during this effort are pointed out. The latest technique involves the use of Lamb wave propagation in the wall of a pipe generated in a stand-off manner for defect detection. The report presents

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Detection system for high-resolution gamma radiation spectroscopy with neutron time-of-flight filtering  

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A .gamma.-radiation detection system that includes at least one semiconductor detector such as HPGe-Detector, a position-sensitive .alpha.-Detector, a TOF Controller, and a Digitizer/Integrator. The Digitizer/Integrator starts to process the energy signals of a .gamma.-radiation sent from the HPGe-Detector instantly when the HPGe-Detector detects the .gamma.-radiation. Subsequently, it is determined whether a coincidence exists between the .alpha.-particles and .gamma.-radiation signal, based on a determination of the time-of-flight of neutrons obtained from the .alpha.-Detector and the HPGe-Detector. If it is determined that the time-of-flight falls within a predetermined coincidence window, the Digitizer/Integrator is allowed to continue and complete the energy signal processing. If, however, there is no coincidence, the Digitizer/Integrator is instructed to be clear and reset its operation instantly.

Dioszegi, Istvan; Salwen, Cynthia; Vanier, Peter

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A detection system for very low-energy protons from {beta}-delayed proton decay  

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We have recently developed a gas based detection system called AstroBox, motivated by nuclear astrophysics studies. The goal was to detect very low-energy protons from {beta}-delayed p-decay with reduced beta background and improved energy resolution. The detector was tested using the {beta}-delayed proton-emitter 23Al previously studied with a set-up based on thin double-sided Si strip detectors. The proton spectrum obtained with AstroBox showed no beta background down to {approx}80 keV. The low energy (206 keV, 267 keV) proton peaks were positively identified, well separated, and the resolution was improved.

Spiridon, A.; Pollacco, E.; Trache, L.; Simmons, E.; McCleskey, M.; Roeder, B. T.; Tribble, R. E.; Pascovici, G.; Riallot, M.; Mols, J. P.; Kebbiri, M. [Cyclotron Institute, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-3366 (United States); CEA/IRFU Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Cyclotron Institute, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-3366 (United States); Institut fuer Kernphysik der Universitaet zu Koeln, D-50937 Koeln (Germany); CEA/IRFU Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A stability verification technique using acoustic emission for an HTS monofilar component  

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This paper reports an acoustic emission (AE) technique that was developed for detecting the quenching and stability characteristics of high-temperature superconductors (HTSs), particularly a BSCCO-2212 monofilar component for a resistive superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) system. The 24 kV class SFCL, which was recently developed by the KEPRI-LSIS collaboration group in Korea, requires almost 150 BSCCO-2212 monofilar components. A BSCCO-2212 monofilar HTS undergoes thermal and mechanical stress creating microcracks during and after quenching or reaching a fault state such as during a short-circuit test. The AE technique is a useful tool for detecting the presence of transient heating and the existence of hot spots within the superconducting fault current component.

H M Kim; K B Park; B W Lee; I S Oh; J W Sim; O B Hyun; Y Iwasa; H G Lee

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental assessment of the thermal neutron activation explosive detection system for concourse use at US airports  

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This document is an environmental assessment of a system designed to detect the presence of explosives in checked airline baggage or cargo. The system is meant to be installed at the concourse or lobby ticketing areas of US commercial airports and uses a sealed radioactive source of californium-252 to irradiate baggage items. The major impact of the use of this system arises from direct exposure of the public to scattered or leakage radiation from the source and to induced radioactivity in baggage items. Under normal operation and the most likely accident scenarios, the environmental impacts that would be created by the proposed licensing action would not be significant. 44 refs., 19 figs., 18 tabs.

Jones, C.G.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless technology and library acoustics  

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The modern library cannot function without modern technology. Printers copiers wireless computers and espresso machines all contribute to the soundscape of the typical municipal library (and many academic libraries too). While some of these noise sources are stationary and can be isolated acoustically wireless computing has transformed the acoustic experience for the typical library patron. Study carrels and desks used to define the boundaries of study and work areas in libraries and architects could design spaces accordingly. With wireless technology every space is a study space. This paper will discuss the implications of wireless technology on library acoustics. Measurement results at a variety of case study libraries will be presented.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of Acoustic Impedance  

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The acoustic impedance of a sample of material forming one boundary of a shallow cylindrical cavity can be determined by measuring the sound pressure produced when a known volume current is injected into the cavity from a high impedance source. The volume current is effectively determined by observing the pressure when the cavity is terminated rigidly. An impedance determination is thus reduced to measurement of the complex ratio of two observed voltages. By designing a ring source to suppress the first radial mode of the cavity the upper frequency limit set by uniformity of pressure distribution is extended by at least an octave. By avoiding leaks measurements can also be extended to very low frequencies. Secondary effects due to finite source impedance viscosity and heat losses at the walls have been evaluated. The method appears to be simple rapid and precise.

O. K. El?Mawardi

1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross-Dipole Acoustic Log At Alum Area (Moos & Ronne, 2010) | Open Energy  

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Dipole Acoustic Log At Alum Area (Moos & Ronne, 2010) Dipole Acoustic Log At Alum Area (Moos & Ronne, 2010) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Cross-Dipole Acoustic Log At Alum Geothermal Area (Moos & Ronne, 2010) Exploration Activity Details Location Alum Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Cross-Dipole Acoustic Log Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes A crossed-dipole acoustic log detected stress induced anisotropy in the sediments, and also appeared to be able to identify and orient steeply dipping, compliant and therefore possibly conductive fractures in basement rocks. Because the shear-wave velocity was extremely low throughout most of the sedimentary section dipole data was required for its determination. The analysis results, which included a stress determination based on an

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High-frequency shear-horizontal surface acoustic wave sensor  

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A Love wave sensor uses a single-phase unidirectional interdigital transducer (IDT) on a piezoelectric substrate for leaky surface acoustic wave generation. The IDT design minimizes propagation losses, bulk wave interferences, provides a highly linear phase response, and eliminates the need for impedance matching. As an example, a high frequency (.about.300-400 MHz) surface acoustic wave (SAW) transducer enables efficient excitation of shear-horizontal waves on 36.degree. Y-cut lithium tantalate (LTO) giving a highly linear phase response (2.8.degree. P-P). The sensor has the ability to detect at the pg/mm.sup.2 level and can perform multi-analyte detection in real-time. The sensor can be used for rapid autonomous detection of pathogenic microorganisms and bioagents by field deployable platforms.

Branch, Darren W

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods, microfluidic devices, and systems for detection of an active enzymatic agent  

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Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, microfluidic devices, and systems for the detection of an active target agent in a fluid sample. A substrate molecule is used that contains a sequence which may cleave in the presence of an active target agent. A SNAP25 sequence is described, for example, that may be cleaved in the presence of Botulinum Neurotoxin. The substrate molecule includes a reporter moiety. The substrate molecule is exposed to the sample, and resulting reaction products separated using electrophoretic separation. The elution time of the reporter moiety may be utilized to identify the presence or absence of the active target agent.

Sommer, Gregory J; Hatch, Anson V; Singh, Anup K; Wang, Ying-Chih

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A prototype system for detecting the radio-frequency pulse associated with cosmic ray air showers  

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The development of a system to detect the radio-frequency (RF) pulse associated with extensive air showers of cosmic rays is described. This work was performed at the CASA/MIA array in Utah, with the intention of designing equipment that can be used in conjunction with the Auger Giant Array. A small subset of data (less than 40 out of a total of 600 hours of running time), taken under low-noise conditions, permitted upper limits to be placed on the rate for pulses accompanying showers of energies around $10^{17}$ eV.

Green, K; Suprun, D A; Wilkerson, J F; Green, Kevin; Rosner, Jonathan L.; Suprun, Denis A.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A prototype system for detecting the radio-frequency pulse associated with cosmic ray air showers  

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The development of a system to detect the radio-frequency (RF) pulse associated with extensive air showers of cosmic rays is described. This work was performed at the CASA/MIA array in Utah, with the intention of designing equipment that can be used in conjunction with the Auger Giant Array. A small subset of data (less than 40 out of a total of 600 hours of running time), taken under low-noise conditions, permitted upper limits to be placed on the rate for pulses accompanying showers of energies around $10^{17}$ eV.

Kevin Green; Jonathan L. Rosner; Denis A. Suprun; J. F. Wilkerson

2003-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of a transportable spent-fuel measurement system. [Ion-I/fork detection system  

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A portable tool for making measurements on irradiated fuel has been developed to where in-plant installations having a 1 to 2% measurement uncertainty of relative exposure are feasible. The measurement uses a passive gross neutron signal and data from a gross gamma measurement as a consistency check of the neutron result and the operators declaration of cooling time. The uncertainties are about the same as those obtained using high-resolution gamma-ray techniques without the instrumentation being as obtrusive. The battery-operated microprocessor-based electronics package used with the irradiated fuel measurement system can also be used with single channel pulse counting detectors for other applications. This feature together with the large dynamic range of its current-mode ion chamber channel makes ION-I a good building block to be used in emergencies with an arsenal of detectors at a variety of nuclear plants. 8 figs., 3 tabs.

Halbig, J.K.; Bosler, G.E.; Klosterbuer, S.F.; Rinard, P.M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison of digital radiography systems in terms of effective detective quantum efficiency  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to compare digital radiography systems using the metric effective detective quantum efficiency (eDQE), which better reflects digital radiography imaging system performance under clinical operating conditions, in comparison with conventional metrics such as modulation transfer function (MTF), normalized noise power spectra (NNPS), and detective quantum efficiency (DQE). Methods: The eDQE was computed by the calculation of the MTF, the NNPS, the phantom attenuation and scatter, and estimation of x-ray flux. The physical characterization of the systems was obtained with the standard beam conditions RQA5 and RQA9, using the PA Chest phantom proposed by AAPM Report no. 31 simulating the attenuation and scatter characteristics of the adult human thorax. The MTF (eMTF) was measured by using an edge test placed at the frontal surface of the phantom, the NNPS (eNNPS) was calculated from images of the phantom acquired at three different exposure levels covering the operating range of the system (E{sub 0}, which is the exposure at which a system is normally operated, 1/3 E{sub 0}, and 3 E0), and scatter measurements were assessed by using a beam-stop technique. The integral of DQE (IDQE) and eDQE (IeDQE) was calculated over the whole spatial frequency range. Results: The eMTF results demonstrate degradation due to magnification and the presence of scattered radiation. The eNNPS was influenced by the grid presence, and in some systems, it contained structured noise. At typical clinical exposure levels, the magnitude of eDQE(0) with respect to DQE(0) at RQA9 beam conditions was 13%, 17%, 16%, 36%, and 24%, respectively, for Carestream DRX-1, Carestream DRX-1C, Carestream Direct View CR975, Philips Digital Diagnost VM, and GE Revolution XR/d. These results were confirmed by the ratio of IeDQE and IDQE in the same conditions. Conclusions: The authors confirm the robustness and reproducibility of the eDQE method. As expected, the DR systems performed better than the CR systems due to their superior signal-to-noise transfer characteristics. The results of this study suggest the eDQE method may provide an opportunity to more accurately assess the clinical performance of digital radiographic imaging systems by accounting for factors such as the presence of scatter, use of an antiscatter grid, and magnification and focal spot blurring effects, which are not reflected in conventional DQE measures.

Bertolini, Marco; Nitrosi, Andrea; Rivetti, Stefano; Lanconelli, Nico; Pattacini, Pierpaolo; Ginocchi, Vladimiro; Iori, Mauro [Department of Advanced Technology, Medical Physics Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia 42123 (Italy); Fisica Medica, Ospedale di Sassuolo S.p.A., Modena 41049 (Italy); Alma Mater Studiorum, Physics Department, University of Bologna, Bologna 40127 (Italy); Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Radiology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia 42123 (Italy); Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Radiology Unit, Azienda USL, Reggio Emilia 42122 (Italy); Department of Advanced Technology, Medical Physics Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia 42123 (Italy)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of TTF RF Photocathode Gun using acoustic sensors J. Nelson and M. Ross  

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1 Studies of TTF RF Photocathode Gun using acoustic sensors J. Nelson and M. Ross SLAC November 27 RF high voltage breakdown locations in the photocathode gun system. It is not known if the acoustic gun [4] to locate its breakdown events during operation with a pulse length of 300µs and a pulse

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System for detecting and limiting electrical ground faults within electrical devices  

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An electrical ground fault detection and limitation system for employment with a nuclear reactor utilizing a liquid metal coolant. Elongate electromagnetic pumps submerged within the liquid metal coolant and electrical support equipment experiencing an insulation breakdown occasion the development of electrical ground fault current. Without some form of detection and control, these currents may build to damaging power levels to expose the pump drive components to liquid metal coolant such as sodium with resultant undesirable secondary effects. Such electrical ground fault currents are detected and controlled through the employment of an isolated power input to the pumps and with the use of a ground fault control conductor providing a direct return path from the affected components to the power source. By incorporating a resistance arrangement with the ground fault control conductor, the amount of fault current permitted to flow may be regulated to the extent that the reactor may remain in operation until maintenance may be performed, notwithstanding the existence of the fault. Monitors such as synchronous demodulators may be employed to identify and evaluate fault currents for each phase of a polyphase power, and control input to the submerged pump and associated support equipment.

Gaubatz, Donald C. (Cupertino, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Correlates of Information Structure.  

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This paper reports three studies aimed at addressing three questions about the acoustic correlates of information structure in English: (1) do speakers mark information structure prosodically, and, to the extent they do; ...

Breen, Mara

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Parallel and real-time implementation of an acoustic echo canceller using oversampled wavelet frame algorithms  

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This thesis describes a novel echo cancellation system that eliminates nonstationary echoes with long acoustic delays in real-time. By combining subband adaptive filtering and active system identification based on fast wavelet transform...

Tam, Pak-Yin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Detection on Stochastic Faults in PLC Based Automated Assembly Systems With Novel Sensor Deployment and Diagnoser Design  

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In this dissertation, we proposed solutions on novel sensor deployment and diagnoser design to efficiently detect stochastic faults in PLC based automated systems First, a fuzzy quantitative graph based sensor deployment was called upon to model...

Wu, Zhenhua

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty of Measurement and Lower Detection Limit of Track Etched Detector Systems: Experimental Verification and Consequences for Intercomparison Experiments  

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......Dosimetry Article Uncertainty of Measurement and Lower Detection Limit...Detector Systems: Experimental Verification and Consequences for Intercomparison...the random uncertainty of measurement relative to track density...detectors used for the actual measurement of the quantity of interest......

B. Burgkhardt; E. Piesch; M. Vilgis

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NA22 Model Cities Project - LL244T An Intelligent Transportation System-Based Radiation Alert and Detection System  

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The purpose of this project was twofold: first, provide an understanding of the technical foundation and planning required for deployment of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)-based system architectures for the protection of New York City from a terrorist attack using a vehicle-deployed nuclear device; second, work with stakeholders to develop mutual understanding of the technologies and tactics required for threat detection/identification and establish guidelines for designing operational systems and procedures. During the course of this project we interviewed and coordinated analysis with people from the New Jersey State Attorney General's office, the New Jersey State Police, the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, the Counterterrorism Division of the New York City Police Department, the New Jersey Transit Authority, the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation, TRANSCOM and a number of contractors involved with state and federal intelligent transportation development and implementation. The basic system architecture is shown in the figure below. In an actual system deployment, radiation sensors would be co-located with existing ITS elements and the data will be sent to the Traffic Operations Center. A key element of successful system operation is the integration of vehicle data, such as license plate, EZ pass ID, vehicle type/color and radiation signature. A threat data base can also be implemented and utilized in cases where there is a suspect vehicle identified from other intelligence sources or a mobile detector system. Another key aspect of an operational architecture is the procedures used to verify the threat and plan interdiction. This was a major focus of our work and discussed later in detail. In support of the operational analysis, we developed a detailed traffic simulation model that is described extensively in the body of the report.

Peglow, S

2004-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Parasitic signals in the receiving band of the Sub-Harmonic Arc Detection system on JET ICRF Antennas  

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When testing the SHAD system on JET ICRF antennas, parasitic signals in the detection band (5-20MHz) were detected. We have identified emission from grid breakdown events in the Neutral Beam injectors, and Ion Cyclotron Emission from the plasma. Spurious signals in the band 4-10 MHz are also often observed at the onset of ELM events. Such parasitic signals could complicate the design and operation of SHAD in ICRF systems for fusion devices.

Jacquet, P.; Blackman, T.; Day, I. E.; Graham, M.; Mayoral, M.-L.; Monakhov, I.; Nightingale, M.; Sharapov, S. E. [EURATOM/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Center, Abingdon, 0X14 3DB (United Kingdom); Berger-By, G. [CEA, IRFM, F-l3108 Saint-Paul-lez Durances (France); Bobkov, V. [Max Planck IPP/EURATOM Assoziation, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Durodie, F.; Vrancken, M. [Association EURATOM/Belgium State, LPP-ERM/KMS, B-1000 Brussels (Belgium); Hellsten, T. [Association EURATOM-VR, Fusion Plasma Physics, EES, KTH, Stockholm (Sweden); Laxaaback, M. [Association EURATOM-VR, Fusion Plasma Physics, EES, KTH, Stockholm (Sweden); EFDA-CSU, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, 0X14 3DB (United Kingdom)

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection and control of combustion instability based on the concept of dynamical system theory  

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We propose an online method of detecting combustion instability based on the concept of dynamical system theory, including the characterization of the dynamic behavior of combustion instability. As an important case study relevant to combustion instability encountered in fundamental and practical combustion systems, we deal with the combustion dynamics close to lean blowout (LBO) in a premixed gas-turbine model combustor. The relatively regular pressure fluctuations generated by thermoacoustic oscillations transit to low-dimensional intermittent chaos owing to the intermittent appearance of burst with decreasing equivalence ratio. The translation error, which is characterized by quantifying the degree of parallelism of trajectories in the phase space, can be used as a control variable to prevent LBO.

Hiroshi Gotoda; Yuta Shinoda; Masaki Kobayashi; Yuta Okuno; Shigeru Tachibana

2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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INSTRUMENTATION FOR SURVEYING ACOUSTIC SIGNALS IN NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION LINES  

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In the U.S. natural gas is distributed through more than one million miles of high-pressure transmission pipelines. If all leaks and infringements could be detected quickly, it would enhance safety and U.S. energy security. Only low frequency acoustic waves appear to be detectable over distances up to 60 km where pipeline shut-off valves provide access to the inside of the pipeline. This paper describes a Portable Acoustic Monitoring Package (PAMP) developed to record and identify acoustic signals characteristic of: leaks, pump noise, valve and flow metering noise, third party infringement, manual pipeline water and gas blow-off, etc. This PAMP consists of a stainless steel 1/2 inch NPT plumbing tree rated for use on 1000 psi pipelines. Its instrumentation is designed to measure acoustic waves over the entire frequency range from zero to 16,000 Hz by means of four instruments: (1) microphone, (2) 3-inch water full range differential pressure transducer with 0.1% of range sensitivity, (3) a novel 3 inch to 100 inch water range amplifier, using an accumulator with needle valve and (4) a line-pressure transducer. The weight of the PAMP complete with all accessories is 36 pounds. This includes a remote control battery/switch box assembly on a 25-foot extension chord, a laptop data acquisition computer on a field table and a sun shield.

John L. Loth; Gary J. Morris; George M. Palmer; Richard Guiler; Deepak Mehra

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Noise Cancelling and Damage Detection Algorithms in NDE of Concrete Bridge Decks Using Impact Signals  

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Delamination is a commonly observed distress in concrete bridge decks. Among all the delamination detection methods, acoustic methods have the advantages of being fast and inexpensive. In traditional acoustic inspection methods, the inspector drags a chain along or hammers on the bridge deck and detects delamination from the 'hollowness' of the sounds. The signals are often contaminated by ambient traffic noise and the detection of delamination is highly subjective. This paper describes the performance of an impact-bases acoustic NDE method where the traffic noise was filtered by employing a noise cancelling algorithm and where subjectivity was eliminated by introducing feature extraction and pattern recognition algorithms. Different algorithms were compared and the best one was selected in each category. The comparison showed that the modified independent component analysis (ICA) algorithm was most effective in cancelling the traffic noise and features consisting of mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCCs) had the best performance in terms of repeatability and separabillty. The condition of the bridge deck was then detected by a radial basis function (RBF) neural network. The performance of the system was evaluated using both experimental and field data. The results show that the selected algorithms increase the noise robustness of acoustic methods and perform satisfactorily if the training data is representative.

Zhang, Gang; Harichandran, Ronald S.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep

2011-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Discrimination Report: A Multisensor system for detection andcharacterization of UXO, ESTCP Project MM-0437,  

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The Berkeley UXO Discriminator (BUD) is an optimally designed active electromagnetic system that not only detects but also characterizes UXO. The performance of the system is governed by a target size-depth curve. BUD was designed to detect UXO in the 20 mm to 155 mm size range for depths between 0 and 1.5 m, and to characterize them in a depth range from 0 to 1.1 m. The system incorporates three orthogonal transmitters and eight pairs of differenced receivers. Eight receiver coils are placed horizontally along the two diagonals of the upper and lower planes of the two horizontal transmitter loops. These receiver coil pairs are located on symmetry lines through the center of the system and each pair sees identical fields during the on-time of the pulse in all of the transmitter coils. They are wired in opposition to produce zero output during the on-time of the pulses in three orthogonal transmitters. Moreover, this configuration dramatically reduces noise in the measurements by canceling the background electromagnetic fields (these fields are uniform over the scale of the receiver array and are consequently nulled by the differencing operation), and by canceling the noise contributed by the tilt motion of the receivers in the Earth's magnetic field, and greatly enhances receiver sensitivity to the gradients of the target response. BUD is mounted on a small cart to assure system mobility. System positioning is provided by a Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS receiver. The system has two modes of operation: (1) the search mode, in which BUD moves along a profile and exclusively detects targets in its vicinity providing target depth and horizontal location, and (2) the discrimination mode, in which BUD is stationary above a target, and determines three discriminating polarizability responses together with the object location and orientation from a single position of the system. The detection performance of the system is governed by a size-depth curve shown in Figure 2. This curve was calculated for BUD assuming that the receiver plane is 0.2 m above the ground. Figure 2 shows that, for example, BUD can detect an object with 0.1 m diameter down to the depth of 0.9 m with a depth uncertainty of 10%. Any objects buried at a depth of more than 1.3 m will have a low probability of detection. The discrimination performance of the system is governed by a size-depth curve shown in Figure 3. Again, this curve was calculated for BUD assuming that the receiver plane is 0.2 m above the ground. Figure 3 shows that, for example, BUD can determine the polarizability of an object with 0.1 m diameter down to the depth of 0.63 m with polarizability uncertainty of 10%. Any objects buried at the depth more than 0.9 m will have a low discrimination probability. Object orientation estimates and equivalent dipole polarizability estimates used for large and shallow UXO/scrap discrimination are more problematic as they are affected by higher order (non-dipole) terms induced in objects due to source field gradients along the length of the objects. For example, a vertical 0.4 m object directly below the system needs to be about 0.90 m deep for perturbations due to gradients along the length of the object to be of the order of 20% of the uniform field object response. Similarly, vertical objects 0.5 m, and 0.6 m long need to be 1.15 m, and 1.42 m, respectively, below the system. For horizontal objects the effect of gradients across the object diameter are much smaller. For example, 155 mm and 105 mm projectiles need to be only 0.30 m, and 0.19 m, respectively, below the system. A polarizability index (in cm{sup 3}), which is an average value of the product of time (in seconds) and polarizability rate (in m{sup 3}/s) over the 34 sample times logarithmically spaced from 143 to 1300 {micro}s, and three polarizabilities, can be calculated for any object. We used this polarizability index to decide when the object is in a uniform source field. Objects with the polarizability index smaller than 600 cm{sup 3} and deeper than 1.8 m below BUD, or smaller than 200

Gasperikova, Erika; Smith, J. Torquil; Morrison, H.Frank; Becker,Alex

2008-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method to create three-dimensional images of non-linear acoustic properties in a region remote from a borehole  

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In some aspects of the disclosure, a method for creating three-dimensional images of non-linear properties and the compressional to shear velocity ratio in a region remote from a borehole using a conveyed logging tool is disclosed. In some aspects, the method includes arranging a first source in the borehole and generating a steered beam of elastic energy at a first frequency; arranging a second source in the borehole and generating a steerable beam of elastic energy at a second frequency, such that the steerable beam at the first frequency and the steerable beam at the second frequency intercept at a location away from the borehole; receiving at the borehole by a sensor a third elastic wave, created by a three wave mixing process, with a frequency equal to a difference between the first and second frequencies and a direction of propagation towards the borehole; determining a location of a three wave mixing region based on the arrangement of the first and second sources and on properties of the third wave signal; and creating three-dimensional images of the non-linear properties using data recorded by repeating the generating, receiving and determining at a plurality of azimuths, inclinations and longitudinal locations within the borehole. The method is additionally used to generate three dimensional images of the ratio of compressional to shear acoustic velocity of the same volume surrounding the borehole.

Vu, Cung; Nihei, Kurt T.; Schmitt, Denis P.; Skelt, Christopher; Johnson, Paul A.; Guyer, Robert; TenCate, James A.; Le Bas, Pierre-Yves

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance characteristics of the annular core research reactor fuel motion detection system  

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Recent proof tests have shown that the annular core research reactor (ACRR) fuel motion detection system has reached its design goals of providing high temporal and spatial resolution pictures of fuel distributions in the ACRR. The coded aperture imaging system (CAIS) images the fuel by monitoring the fission gamma rays from the fuel that pass through collimators in the reactor core. The gamma-ray beam is modulated by coded apertures before producing a visible light coded image in thin scintillators. Each coded image is then amplified and recorded by an opticalimage-intensifier/fast-framing-camera combination. The proximity to the core and the coded aperture technique provide a high data collection rate and high resolution. Experiments of CAIS at the ACRR conducted under steady-state operation have documented the beneficial effects of changes in the radiation shielding and imaging technique. The spatial resolutions are 1.7 mm perpendicular to the axis of a single liquid-metal fast breeder reactor fuel pin and 9 mm in the axial dimension. Changes in mass of 100 mg in each resolution element can be detected each frame period, which may be from 5 to 100 ms. This diagnostic instrument may help resolve important questions in fuel motion phenomenology.

Kelly, J.G.; Stalker, K.T.

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VISDTA: A video imaging system for detection, tracking, and assessment: Prototype development and concept demonstration  

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It has been demonstrated that thermal imagers are an effective surveillance and assessment tool for security applications because: (1) they work day or night due to their sensitivity to thermal signatures; (2) penetrability through fog, rain, dust, etc., is better than human eyes; (3) short or long range operation is possible with various optics; and (4) they are strictly passive devices providing visible imagery which is readily interpreted by the operator with little training. Unfortunately, most thermal imagers also require the setup of a tripod, connection of batteries, cables, display, etc. When this is accomplished, the operator must manually move the camera back and forth searching for signs of aggressor activity. VISDTA is designed to provide automatic panning, and in a sense, ''watch'' the imagery in place of the operator. The idea behind the development of VISDTA is to provide a small, portable, rugged system to automatically scan areas and detect targets by computer processing of images. It would use a thermal imager and possibly an intensified day/night TV camera, a pan/ tilt mount, and a computer for system control. If mounted on a dedicated vehicle or on a tower, VISDTA will perform video motion detection functions on incoming video imagery, and automatically scan predefined patterns in search of abnormal conditions which may indicate attempted intrusions into the field-of-regard. In that respect, VISDTA is capable of improving the ability of security forces to maintain security of a given area of interest by augmenting present techniques and reducing operator fatigue.

Pritchard, D.A.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensing system for detection and control of deposition on pendant tubes in recovery and power boilers  

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A system for detection and control of deposition on pendant tubes in recovery and power boilers includes one or more deposit monitoring sensors operating in infrared regions of about 4 or 8.7 microns and directly producing images of the interior of the boiler, or producing feeding signals to a data processing system for information to enable a distributed control system by which the boilers are operated to operate said boilers more efficiently. The data processing system includes an image pre-processing circuit in which a 2-D image formed by the video data input is captured, and includes a low pass filter for performing noise filtering of said video input. It also includes an image compensation system for array compensation to correct for pixel variation and dead cells, etc., and for correcting geometric distortion. An image segmentation module receives a cleaned image from the image pre-processing circuit for separating the image of the recovery boiler interior into background, pendant tubes, and deposition. It also accomplishes thresholding/clustering on gray scale/texture and makes morphological transforms to smooth regions, and identifies regions by connected components. An image-understanding unit receives a segmented image sent from the image segmentation module and matches derived regions to a 3-D model of said boiler. It derives a 3-D structure the deposition on pendant tubes in the boiler and provides the information about deposits to the plant distributed control system for more efficient operation of the plant pendant tube cleaning and operating systems.

Kychakoff, George (Maple Valley, WA); Afromowitz, Martin A. (Mercer Island, WA); Hogle, Richard E. (Olympia, WA)

2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic hemostasis: Underlying mechanisms  

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Cessation of hemorrhage using extrinsic interventional methods is possible with delivery of energy to bleeding tissues i.e. cauterization. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is one such method with significant advantages of delivering high levels of energy to well?defined regions of deep?seated tissues even during profuse bleeding. The physical mechanisms involved in this process include thermal and mechanical effects of HIFU leading to various biological effects. Our results using HIFU devices of 1–5 MHz and focal derated intensities of 1 000–10 000 W/cm2 in solid organs such as liver spleen and kidneys and major and minor blood vessels show that temperature of targeted tissues reaches 70–100°C within seconds with formation of microbubbles approximately 5??200 ? in size and concentration of 100 bubbles/mm3. It appears that boiling of interstitial fluids and blood and acoustic cavitation are both involved. The biological effects include coagulative necrosis mechanical disruption of tissue structure potentially leading to release of tissue factors enhancing the coagulation coagulum and thrombus formation at a wound site tissue fusion via collagen and elastin remodeling and fibrin plug formation with minimal damage of the surrounding tissues. These mechanisms appear to provide an effective and safe method of hemorrhage control. [Work supported by NIH DoD NSBRI.

Shahram Vaezy; Lawrence Crum; Steve Carter; Grant O’Keefe; Vesna Zderic; Roy Martin; Riyad Karmy?Jones

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FUEGO — Fire Urgency Estimator in Geosynchronous Orbit — A Proposed Early-Warning Fire Detection System  

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Remote Sens. 2013, 5 satellite with modern imaging detectors, software, and algorithms able to detect heat

Kelly, Maggi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE BARYON ACOUSTIC OSCILLATION BROADBAND AND BROAD-BEAM ARRAY: DESIGN OVERVIEW AND SENSITIVITY FORECASTS  

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This work describes a new instrument optimized for a detection of the neutral hydrogen 21 cm power spectrum between redshifts of 0.5 and 1.5: the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation Broadband and Broad-beam (BAOBAB) array. BAOBAB will build on the efforts of a first generation of 21 cm experiments that are targeting a detection of the signal from the Epoch of Reionization at z {approx} 10. At z {approx} 1, the emission from neutral hydrogen in self-shielded overdense halos also presents an accessible signal, since the dominant, synchrotron foreground emission is considerably fainter than at redshift 10. The principle science driver for these observations are baryon acoustic oscillations in the matter power spectrum which have the potential to act as a standard ruler and constrain the nature of dark energy. BAOBAB will fully correlate dual-polarization antenna tiles over the 600-900 MHz band with a frequency resolution of 300 kHz and a system temperature of 50 K. The number of antennas will grow in staged deployments, and reconfigurations of the array will allow for both traditional imaging and high power spectrum sensitivity operations. We present calculations of the power spectrum sensitivity for various array sizes, with a 35 element array measuring the cosmic neutral hydrogen fraction as a function of redshift, and a 132 element system detecting the BAO features in the power spectrum, yielding a 1.8% error on the z {approx} 1 distance scale, and, in turn, significant improvements to constraints on the dark energy equation of state over an unprecedented range of redshifts from {approx}0.5 to 1.5.

Pober, Jonathan C.; Parsons, Aaron R.; McQuinn, Matthew; Ali, Zaki [Astronomy Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); DeBoer, David R. [Radio Astronomy Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); McDonald, Patrick [Physics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States); Aguirre, James E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Bradley, Richard F. [Astronomy Department and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Chang, Tzu-Ching [Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Morales, Miguel F. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Issues in acoustic field testing of quiet modular classrooms  

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Modular classrooms are important to American education: About 300 000 modular classrooms are currently in use by public school systems here. Good acoustical conditions for learning are no less vital for students in modular classrooms than stick?built classrooms. In an effort to promote good acoustics in modular classrooms ANSI S12 Working Group 46 is seeking to standardize acoustic field testing. Their efforts are in response to key acoustical issues of modular classrooms: Excessive noise from HVAC (heating ventilating and air conditioning) systems and poor airborne sound insulation from exterior noise sources. In a recent and notable advance an HVAC system provider reported good progress in modular HVACnoise reduction: A ducted wall mounted system was used instead of the usual free blowing system with exposed fans. HVACnoise in the unoccupied room was near the maximum 35 dB level required by ANSI S12.60. Interior noise levels were so low that efforts to confirm their values were confounded by noise contamination from exterior sources. The relatively high interior ambient noise levels were due to poor airborne sound insulation. Lessons learned from recent field testing will be discussed. Results of airborne sound insulation tests now in planning stages will be reported if available.

David Lubman; Louis C. Sutherland

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical-resolution photoacoustic imaging through thick tissue with a thin capillary as a dual optical-in acoustic-out waveguide  

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We demonstrate the ability to guide high-frequency photoacoustic waves through thick tissue with a water-filled silica-capillary (150 \\mu m inner diameter and 30 mm long). An optical-resolution photoacoustic image of a 30 \\mu m diameter absorbing nylon thread was obtained by guiding the acoustic waves in the capillary through a 3 cm thick fat layer. The transmission loss through the capillary was about -20 dB, much lower than the -120 dB acoustic attenuation through the fat layer. The overwhelming acoustic attenuation of high-frequency acoustic waves by biological tissue can therefore be avoided by the use of a small footprint capillary acoustic waveguide for remote detection. We finally demonstrate that the capillary can be used as a dual optical-in acoustic-out waveguide, paving the way for the development of minimally invasive optical-resolution photoacoustic endoscopes free of any acoustic or optical elements at their imaging tip.

Simandoux, Olivier; Gateau, Jerome; Huignard, Jean-Pierre; Moser, Christophe; Psaltis, Demetri; Bossy, Emmanuel

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract --A wireless strain sensor system has been designed for human motion detection. The amorphous carbon strain  

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Abstract -- A wireless strain sensor system has been designed for human motion detection sensing technologies, with benefits of miniaturization and low power consumption, have gained dramatic-built sputter system at 150-W power for a period of 8 hours. The chamber pressure was maintained at 35 m

Chiao, Jung-Chih

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Physics-based, Bayesian sequential detection method and system for radioactive contraband  

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A distributed sequential method and system for detecting and identifying radioactive contraband from highly uncertain (noisy) low-count, radionuclide measurements, i.e. an event mode sequence (EMS), using a statistical approach based on Bayesian inference and physics-model-based signal processing based on the representation of a radionuclide as a monoenergetic decomposition of monoenergetic sources. For a given photon event of the EMS, the appropriate monoenergy processing channel is determined using a confidence interval condition-based discriminator for the energy amplitude and interarrival time and parameter estimates are used to update a measured probability density function estimate for a target radionuclide. A sequential likelihood ratio test is then used to determine one of two threshold conditions signifying that the EMS is either identified as the target radionuclide or not, and if not, then repeating the process for the next sequential photon event of the EMS until one of the two threshold conditions is satisfied.

Candy, James V; Axelrod, Michael C; Breitfeller, Eric F; Chambers, David H; Guidry, Brian L; Manatt, Douglas R; Meyer, Alan W; Sale, Kenneth E

2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Little Goose Dam Full Flow PIT-Tag Detection System Project Summary.  

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In 2006, the design phase of this project was kicked off and was for the most part modeled after the Full Flow PIT installation installed at Lower Monumental Dam during winter and spring of 2006 and 2007. As the Goose Full Flow design progressed and the project started to move towards construction, issues within contracting occurred and the project was put on delay for 1 year. Starting in mid December of 2008, Harcon Inc. was awarded the contract and construction of the new Goose Full Flow PIT-tag detection system began. The purpose of this document is to summarize the installation of the Little Goose Full Flow project from start to finish and to highlight the notable successes and challenges that the installation presented along with the final results and current status.

Warf, Don; Livingston, Scott [Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

2009-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems for low frequency seismic and infrasound detection of geo-pressure transition zones  

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Methods for determining the existence and characteristics of a gradational pressurized zone within a subterranean formation are disclosed. One embodiment involves employing an attenuation relationship between a seismic response signal and increasing wavelet wavelength, which relationship may be used to detect a gradational pressurized zone and/or determine characteristics thereof. In another embodiment, a method for analyzing data contained within a response signal for signal characteristics that may change in relation to the distance between an input signal source and the gradational pressurized zone is disclosed. In a further embodiment, the relationship between response signal wavelet frequency and comparative amplitude may be used to estimate an optimal wavelet wavelength or range of wavelengths used for data processing or input signal selection. Systems for seismic exploration and data analysis for practicing the above-mentioned method embodiments are also disclosed.

Shook, G. Michael (Idaho Falls, ID); LeRoy, Samuel D. (Houston, TX); Benzing, William M. (Tulsa, OK)

2007-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic imaging in a water filled metallic pipe  

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A method is described for the imaging of the interior of a water filled metallic pipe using acoustical techniques. The apparatus consists of an array of 20 acoustic transducers mounted circumferentially around the pipe. Each transducer is pulsed in sequence, and the echos resulting from bubbles in the interior are digitized and processed by a computer to generate an image. The electronic control and digitizing system and the software processing of the echo signals are described. The performance of the apparatus is illustrated by the imaging of simulated bubbles consisting of thin walled glass spheres suspended in the pipe.

Kolbe, W.F.; Turko, B.T.; Leskovar, B.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spring 2011 ME706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound ME706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound  

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Spring 2011 ME706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound ME706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound Instructor-surface interaction. Spring 2011 1 ME706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound #12;Spring 2011 ME706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound Students are expected to: · Exhibit a level of mathematical maturity roughly equivalent

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Lattice Boltzmann method for adiabatic acoustics  

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...Sauro Succi and Stefano Ubertini Lattice Boltzmann method for adiabatic acoustics...Burlington, MA 01803, USA The lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) has been proved...recovery of the full NS equations. lattice Boltzmann method|computational aero-acoustics...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IN ACOUSTICS UndergraduateCourses2015  

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APPLYING SOUND KNOWLEDGE IN ACOUSTICS Acoustics UndergraduateCourses2015 #12;SOUTHA 2 #12;Reach-leadingacademicsoncoursesthataredesignedaroundyou. Wegetyoureadyfortheglobaljobsmarket,whilegivingyouagreat studentexperience. Acousticalcountriestoreducenoise REDUCING AIRCRAFT NOISE OurRollsRoyceUniversity TechnologyCentreforGas Turbine

Sóbester, András

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Acoustic data transmission through a drill string  

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Acoustical signals are transmitted through a drill string by canceling upward moving acoustical noise and by preconditioning the data in recognition of the comb filter impedance characteristics of the drill string. 5 figs.

Drumheller, D.S.

1988-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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An Estimate of Biofilm Properties using an Acoustic Microscope  

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Noninvasive measurements over a biofilm, a three-dimensional community of microorganisms immobilized at a substratum, were made using an acoustic microscope operating at frequencies up to 70 MHz. Spatial variation of surface heterogeneity, thickness, interior structure, and biomass of a living biofilm was estimated over a 2.5-mm by 2.5-mm region. Ultrasound based estimates of thickness were corroborated using optical microscopy and the nominal biofilm thickness was 100 microns. Experimental data showed that the acoustic microscope combined with signal processing was capable of imaging and making quantitative estimates of the spatial distribution of biomass within the biofilm. The revealed surface topology and interior structure of the biofilm provide data for use in advanced biofilm mass transport models. The experimental acoustic and optical systems, methods to estimate of biofilm properties and potential applications for the resulting data are discussed.

Good, Morris S.; Wend, Christopher F.; Bond, Leonard J.; Mclean, Jeffrey S.; Panetta, Paul D.; Ahmed, Salahuddin; Crawford, Susan L.; Daly, Don S.

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Health Monitoring of Smart Composite Material by Acoustic Emission  

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Structural Health Monitoring of Smart Composite Material by Acoustic Emission S. Masmoudia , A. El composite structures gives the opportunity to develop smart materials for health monitoring systems and to follow the evolution of these various mechanisms for both types of materials (with and without sensors

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Acoustic Logs | Open Energy Information  

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Acoustic Logs Acoustic Logs Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Acoustic Logs Details Activities (7) Areas (6) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Downhole Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Well Log Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Well Log Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: determine porosity of layers Stratigraphic/Structural: map discontinuities to determine their orientation. Hydrological: Thermal: Cost Information Low-End Estimate (USD): 1.00100 centUSD 1.0e-3 kUSD 1.0e-6 MUSD 1.0e-9 TUSD / foot Median Estimate (USD): 4.62462 centUSD 0.00462 kUSD 4.62e-6 MUSD 4.62e-9 TUSD / foot High-End Estimate (USD): 16.001,600 centUSD 0.016 kUSD 1.6e-5 MUSD 1.6e-8 TUSD / foot

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IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology, July 6-9, 2004, San Diego, California, USA On Designing a Flexible E-Payment System with Fraud Detection Capability  

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a Flexible E-Payment System with Fraud Detection Capability Antoinette Leung Department of Electronic measures especially fraud detection has become an imperative issue in the design of online payment systems with internal logics that are capable of detecting fraud transaction, and even potential fraud transactions

Fong, Chi Chiu "Simon"

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Acoustic privacy and health care.  

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Acoustic privacy can be differentiated into two categories: freedom from intrusive noise such as a person snoring or wheezing in the next bed traffic outside the windows carts in the hallways and footsteps on the floor above; and speech privacy—the freedom from being overheard and of overhearing others. Providing the proper acoustical environment and the protecting privacy must be a joint effort between the facility designers and hospital staff. A brief discussion of the basic requirements for speech privacy and HIPAA privacy and a quality background sound will be presented.

Neil Moiseev

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Monte Carlo simulation of explosive detection system based on a Deuterium–Deuterium (D–D) neutron generator  

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Abstract An explosive detection system based on a Deuterium–Deuterium (D–D) neutron generator has been simulated using the Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code (MCNP5). Nuclear-based explosive detection methods can detect explosives by identifying their elemental components, especially nitrogen. Thermal neutron capture reactions have been used for detecting prompt gamma emission (10.82 MeV) following radiative neutron capture by 14N nuclei. The explosive detection system was built based on a fully high-voltage-shielded, axial D–D neutron generator with a radio frequency (RF) driven ion source and nominal yield of about 1010 fast neutrons per second (E=2.5 MeV). Polyethylene and paraffin were used as moderators with borated polyethylene and lead as neutron and gamma ray shielding, respectively. The shape and the thickness of the moderators and shields are optimized to produce the highest thermal neutron flux at the position of the explosive and the minimum total dose at the outer surfaces of the explosive detection system walls. In addition, simulation of the response functions of NaI, BGO, and LaBr3-based ?-ray detectors to different explosives is described.

K. Bergaoui; N. Reguigui; C.K. Gary; C. Brown; J.T. Cremer; J.H. Vainionpaa; M.A. Piestrup

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Remote Fault Detection of Building HVAC System Using a Global Optimization Program  

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the simulation program in conjunction with synthetic measured data to identify faults in the building operation. This fault detection approach has successfully identified all of the faulty parameters with noise levels of 1%, 3% and 6%. It successfully detected...

Lee, S. U.; Claridge, D. E.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Fault detection and diagnosis within a wind turbine mechanical braking system using condition monitoring  

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Renewable energy sources have a key role to play in the global energy mix as a means of reducing the impact of energy production on climate change. Wind energy is the most developed of all renewable energy technologies with more than 200 GW of globally installed capacity as of 2011. Analyses of wind farm maintenance costs show that up to 40% of the outlay is related to unexpected component failures that lead to costly unscheduled amendments. Wind farm operators are constantly looking for new technological developments in condition monitoring that can contribute to the minimisation of wind turbine maintenance expenditure. Early fault detection through condition monitoring can help prevent major breakdowns as well as significantly decrease associated costs. Moreover it enables the optimisation of maintenance schedules, reduces downtime, increases asset availability and enhances safety and operational reliability. Faults in the braking system are of particularly concern since they can result in catastrophic failure of the wind turbine. The present study investigates online condition monitoring based on voltages and currents for mechanical wind turbine brake system fault diagnosis.

M. Entezami; S. Hillmansen; P. Weston; M.Ph. Papaelias

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Study of the Acoustic Effects of Hydrokinetic Tidal Turbines in Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound  

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Hydrokinetic turbines will be a source of noise in the marine environment - both during operation and during installation/removal. High intensity sound can cause injury or behavioral changes in marine mammals and may also affect fish and invertebrates. These noise effects are, however, highly dependent on the individual marine animals; the intensity, frequency, and duration of the sound; and context in which the sound is received. In other words, production of sound is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for an environmental impact. At a workshop on the environmental effects of tidal energy development, experts identified sound produced by turbines as an area of potentially significant impact, but also high uncertainty. The overall objectives of this project are to improve our understanding of the potential acoustic effects of tidal turbines by: (1) Characterizing sources of existing underwater noise; (2) Assessing the effectiveness of monitoring technologies to characterize underwater noise and marine mammal responsiveness to noise; (3) Evaluating the sound profile of an operating tidal turbine; and (4) Studying the effect of turbine sound on surrogate species in a laboratory environment. This study focuses on a specific case study for tidal energy development in Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound, Washington (USA), but the methodologies and results are applicable to other turbine technologies and geographic locations. The project succeeded in achieving the above objectives and, in doing so, substantially contributed to the body of knowledge around the acoustic effects of tidal energy development in several ways: (1) Through collection of data from Admiralty Inlet, established the sources of sound generated by strong currents (mobilizations of sediment and gravel) and determined that low-frequency sound recorded during periods of strong currents is non-propagating pseudo-sound. This helped to advance the debate within the marine and hydrokinetics acoustic community as to whether strong currents produce propagating sound. (2) Analyzed data collected from a tidal turbine operating at the European Marine Energy Center to develop a profile of turbine sound and developed a framework to evaluate the acoustic effects of deploying similar devices in other locations. This framework has been applied to Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish Country's demonstration project in Admiralty Inlet to inform postinstallation acoustic and marine mammal monitoring plans. (3) Demonstrated passive acoustic techniques to characterize the ambient noise environment at tidal energy sites (fixed, long-term observations recommended) and characterize the sound from anthropogenic sources (drifting, short-term observations recommended). (4) Demonstrated the utility and limitations of instrumentation, including bottom mounted instrumentation packages, infrared cameras, and vessel monitoring systems. In doing so, also demonstrated how this type of comprehensive information is needed to interpret observations from each instrument (e.g., hydrophone data can be combined with vessel tracking data to evaluate the contribution of vessel sound to ambient noise). (5) Conducted a study that suggests harbor porpoise in Admiralty Inlet may be habituated to high levels of ambient noise due to omnipresent vessel traffic. The inability to detect behavioral changes associated with a high intensity source of opportunity (passenger ferry) has informed the approach for post-installation marine mammal monitoring. (6) Conducted laboratory exposure experiments of juvenile Chinook salmon and showed that exposure to a worse than worst case acoustic dose of turbine sound does not result in changes to hearing thresholds or biologically significant tissue damage. Collectively, this means that Chinook salmon may be at a relatively low risk of injury from sound produced by tidal turbines located in or near their migration path. In achieving these accomplishments, the project has significantly advanced the District's goals of developing a demonstration-scale tidal energy proj

Brian Polagye; Jim Thomson; Chris Bassett; Jason Wood; Dom Tollit; Robert Cavagnaro; Andrea Copping

2012-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

372

EA-507; Environmental Assessment and FONSI For The FAA Explosive Detection System Independent Validation And Verification Program INEL  

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07; Environmental Assessment and FONSI For The FAA Explosive 07; Environmental Assessment and FONSI For The FAA Explosive Detection System Independent Validation And Verification Program INEL Table of Contents 1. NEED FOR PROPOSED ACTION 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ACTION 3. ALTERNATIVES TO PROPOSED ACTION 4. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF PROPOSED ACTION 5. CONCLUSIONS/SUMMARY 6. LIST OF PREPARERS 7. REFERENCES APPENDIX I Map of WRRTF APPENDIX II Accident Safety Analysis FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION EXPLOSIVE DETECTION SYSTEM - INDEPENDENT VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION PROGRAM LIST OF FIGURES Page XXX WATER REACTOR RESEARCH TEST FACT 1. NEED FOR PROPOSED ACTION The urgent development, fabrication, and operation of advanced explosive detection systems are needed by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) to

373

A H-infinity Fault Detection and Diagnosis Scheme for Discrete Nonlinear System Using Output Probability Density Estimation  

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In this paper, a H-infinity fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) scheme for a class of discrete nonlinear system fault using output probability density estimation is presented. Unlike classical FDD problems, the measured output of the system is viewed as a stochastic process and its square root probability density function (PDF) is modeled with B-spline functions, which leads to a deterministic space-time dynamic model including nonlinearities, uncertainties. A weighting mean value is given as an integral function of the square root PDF along space direction, which leads a function only about time and can be used to construct residual signal. Thus, the classical nonlinear filter approach can be used to detect and diagnose the fault in system. A feasible detection criterion is obtained at first, and a new H-infinity adaptive fault diagnosis algorithm is further investigated to estimate the fault. Simulation example is given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approaches.

Zhang Yumin; Lum, Kai-Yew [Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117508 (Singapore); Wang Qingguo [Depa. Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576 (Singapore)

2009-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

374

High resolution biomedical imaging system with direct detection of x-rays via a charge coupled device  

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An imaging system is provided for direct detection of x-rays from an irradiated biological tissue. The imaging system includes an energy source for emitting x-rays toward the biological tissue and a charge coupled device (CCD) located immediately adjacent the biological tissue and arranged transverse to the direction of irradiation along which the x-rays travel. The CCD directly receives and detects the x-rays after passing through the biological tissue. The CCD is divided into a matrix of cells, each of which individually stores a count of x-rays directly detected by the cell. The imaging system further includes a pattern generator electrically coupled to the CCD for reading a count from each cell. A display device is provided for displaying an image representative of the count read by the pattern generator from the cells of the CCD. 13 figs.

Atac, M.; McKay, T.A.

1998-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

375

High resolution biomedical imaging system with direct detection of x-rays via a charge coupled device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An imaging system is provided for direct detection of x-rays from an irradiated biological tissue. The imaging system includes an energy source for emitting x-rays toward the biological tissue and a charge coupled device (CCD) located immediately adjacent the biological tissue and arranged transverse to the direction of irradiation along which the x-rays travel. The CCD directly receives and detects the x-rays after passing through the biological tissue. The CCD is divided into a matrix of cells, each of which individually stores a count of x-rays directly detected by the cell. The imaging system further includes a pattern generator electrically coupled to the CCD for reading a count from each cell. A display device is provided for displaying an image representative of the count read by the pattern generator from the cells of the CCD.

Atac, Muzaffer (Wheaton, IL); McKay, Timothy A. (Ann Arbor, MI)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Physiological acoustics and health  

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This paper reviews work on the assessment of the damaging effect of noise on man’s auditory system the degree to which the auditory system interacts directly with the autonomic system of the body noise as the sole or contributory cause of general (nonauditory) physiological and psychological ill health in communities and the effect of noise on general health in industry.

Karl D. Kryter

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

An acoustic and aerodynamic study of stops in tonal and non-tonal dialects of Korean  

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ABSTRACT This study investigates the acoustic and aerodynamic properties of well&ndashknown three&ndashway distinction of Korean voiceless stops in two dialects, which differ in their tonal systems: non&ndashtonal Seoul Korean (standard Korean...

Lee, Hyunjung

2010-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

378

Harvesting time-frequency-space diversity with coded modulation for underwater acoustic communications  

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The goal of this thesis is to design a low-complexity, high data-rate acoustic communications system with robust performance under various channel conditions. The need for robust performance emerges because underwater ...

Pelekanakis, Konstantinos

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Modeling acoustics in virtual environments using the uniform theory of diffraction  

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Realistic modeling of reverberant sound in 3D virtual worlds provides users with important cues for localizing sound sources and understanding spatial properties of the environment. Unfortunately, current geometric acoustic modeling systems do not accurately ...

Nicolas Tsingos; Thomas Funkhouser; Addy Ngan; Ingrid Carlbom

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic monitoring Sample Search Results  

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System Designers... @ualg.pt 12;Acoustic Tomography: a tool for understanding the ocean S.M. Jesus (sjesus@ualg.pt) Si Source: Jesus, Srgio M. - Departamento de...

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PASSIVE WIRELESS SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE SENSORS FOR MONITORING SEQUESTRATION SITES CO2 EMISSION  

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University of Pittsburgh’s Transducer lab has teamed with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE NETL) to conduct a comprehensive study to develop/evaluate low-cost, efficient CO2 measuring technologies for geological sequestration sites leakage monitoring. A passive wireless CO2 sensing system based on surface acoustic wave technology and carbon nanotube nanocomposite was developed. Surface acoustic wave device was studied to determine the optimum parameters. Delay line structure was adopted as basic sensor structure. CNT polymer nanocomposite was fabricated and tested under different temperature and strain condition for natural environment impact evaluation. Nanocomposite resistance increased for 5 times under pure strain, while the temperature dependence of resistance for CNT solely was -1375ppm/?. The overall effect of temperature on nanocomposite resistance was -1000ppm/?. The gas response of the nanocomposite was about 10% resistance increase under pure CO2. The sensor frequency change was around 300ppm for pure CO2. With paralyne packaging, the sensor frequency change from relative humidity of 0% to 100% at room temperature decreased from over 1000ppm to less than 100ppm. The lowest detection limit of the sensor is 1% gas concentration, with 36ppm frequency change. Wireless module was tested and showed over one foot transmission distance at preferred parallel orientation.

Wang, Yizhong; Chyu, Minking; Wang, Qing-Ming

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

382

Classification of heart valve single leg separations from acoustic clinical measurements  

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Our system classifies the condition (intact or single leg separated) of in vivo Bjork-Shiley Convexo-Concave (BSCC) heart valves by processing acoustic measurements of clinical heart valve opening sounds. We use spectral features as inputs to a two-stage classifier, which first classifies individual heart beats, then classifies valves. Performance is measured by probability of detection and probability of false alarm, and by confidence intervals on the probability of correct classification. The novelty of the work lies in the application of advanced techniques to real heart valve data, and extensions of published algorithms that enhance their applicability. We show that even when given a very small number of training samples, the classifier can achieve a probability of correct classification of 100%.

Clark, G.A.; Bowman, B.C.; Boruta, N.; Thomas, G.H.; Jones, H.E.; Buhl, M.R.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Keyboard Acoustic Emanations Scott Leishman  

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of this step is the matrix. After that, the Viterbi algorithm [11] is used to infer qi, i.e. the best sequenceKeyboard Acoustic Emanations Scott Leishman ML Tea Talk - May 3rd, 2006 1 (or why you shouldn

Roweis, Sam

384

Acoustic Energy and Stellar Models  

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... the thermodynamic limitations of the generation of acoustic energy in stars. Quite recently, M. Schwarzschild and R. S. Richardson suggested that the transfer of energy in stars may, ... a heat engine, and this consideration does not support the views expressed by Richardson and Schwarzschild in dealing with the stellar model of red giants. In this model they suggest ...

1949-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

385

System and method for constructing filters for detecting signals whose frequency content varies with time  

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A system and method for constructing a bank of filters which detect the presence of signals whose frequency content varies with time. The present invention includes a novel system and method for developing one or more time templates designed to match the received signals of interest and the bank of matched filters use the one or more time templates to detect the received signals. Each matched filter compares the received signal x(t) with a respective, unique time template that has been designed to approximate a form of the signals of interest. The robust time domain template is assumed to be of the order of w(t)=A(t)cos{2.pi..phi.(t)} and the present invention uses the trajectory of a joint time-frequency representation of x(t) as an approximation of the instantaneous frequency function {.phi.'(t). First, numerous data samples of the received signal x(t) are collected. A joint time frequency representation is then applied to represent the signal, preferably using the time frequency distribution series (also known as the Gabor spectrogram). The joint time-frequency transformation represents the analyzed signal energy at time t and frequency .function., P(t,f), which is a three-dimensional plot of time vs. frequency vs. signal energy. Then P(t,f) is reduced to a multivalued function f(t), a two dimensional plot of time vs. frequency, using a thresholding process. Curve fitting steps are then performed on the time/frequency plot, preferably using Levenberg-Marquardt curve fitting techniques, to derive a general instantaneous frequency function .phi.'(t) which best fits the multivalued function f(t), a trajectory of the joint time-frequency domain representation of x(t). Integrating .phi.'(t) along t yields .phi.(t), which is then inserted into the form of the time template equation. A suitable amplitude A(t) is also preferably determined. Once the time template has been determined, one or more filters are developed which each use a version or form of the time template.

Qian, Shie (Austin, TX); Dunham, Mark E. (Los Alamos, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

System and method for constructing filters for detecting signals whose frequency content varies with time  

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A system and method are disclosed for constructing a bank of filters which detect the presence of signals whose frequency content varies with time. The present invention includes a novel system and method for developing one or more time templates designed to match the received signals of interest and the bank of matched filters use the one or more time templates to detect the received signals. Each matched filter compares the received signal x(t) with a respective, unique time template that has been designed to approximate a form of the signals of interest. The robust time domain template is assumed to be of the order of w(t)=A(t)cos(2{pi}{phi}(t)) and the present invention uses the trajectory of a joint time-frequency representation of x(t) as an approximation of the instantaneous frequency function {phi}{prime}(t). First, numerous data samples of the received signal x(t) are collected. A joint time frequency representation is then applied to represent the signal, preferably using the time frequency distribution series. The joint time-frequency transformation represents the analyzed signal energy at time t and frequency f, P(t,f), which is a three-dimensional plot of time vs. frequency vs. signal energy. Then P(t,f) is reduced to a multivalued function f(t), a two dimensional plot of time vs. frequency, using a thresholding process. Curve fitting steps are then performed on the time/frequency plot, preferably using Levenberg-Marquardt curve fitting techniques, to derive a general instantaneous frequency function {phi}{prime}(t) which best fits the multivalued function f(t). Integrating {phi}{prime}(t) along t yields {phi}{prime}(t), which is then inserted into the form of the time template equation. A suitable amplitude A(t) is also preferably determined. Once the time template has been determined, one or more filters are developed which each use a version or form of the time template. 7 figs.

Qian, S.; Dunham, M.E.

1996-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

387

E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic oscillation signature Sample Search...  

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47 ACOUSTICAL EFFECTS OF INTERNAL TIDES ACOUSTICAL EFFECTS OF INTERNAL TIDES ON SHALLOW WATER Summary: ACOUSTICAL EFFECTS OF INTERNAL TIDES ACOUSTICAL EFFECTS OF INTERNAL TIDES...

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Acoustic studies for alpha background rejection in dark matter bubble chamber detectors  

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COUPP (Chicagoland Observatory for Underground Particle Physics) is an experiment with bubble chambers able to detect dark matter directly either with Spin-Dependent or with Spin-Independent interactions. The target material is a superheated liquid (usually CF3I) that can be bubble nucleated due to nuclear recoils produced by elastic collisions of dark matter particles. The bubble growth inside the chamber is accompanied with an acoustic signature. The acoustic technique has been successfully used to have a good alpha discrimination (about 99%). In this paper, we present different studies and results related with the characterization of the acoustic properties of the detector and the different phenomena involved in the acoustic measurements of the bubble growth, such as sound generation, sound transmission and optimization of piezoelectric transducers.

Bou-Cabo, M.; Felis, I.; Ardid, M.; Collaboration: COUPP Collaboration

2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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SPECIES RECOGNITION IS DRIVING EVOLUTION OF THE ACOUSTIC MATING SYSTEM OF SHIELD BACK KATYDIDS (ORTHOPTERA: TETTIGONIIDAE: AGLAOTHORAX): BEHAVIORAL AND PHYLOGENETIC EVIDENCE  

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Sexual selection and species recognition are two processes that may drive evolution of mating systems and contribute to speciation. Evidence from nature is rare. I asked whether song evolution in shield-back katydids (Aglaothorax) from southern...

Cole, Jeffrey A.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Acoustic sand detector for fluid flowstreams  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The particle volume and particle mass production rate of particulate solids entrained in fluid flowstreams such as formation sand or fracture proppant entrained in oil and gas production flowstreams is determined by a system having a metal probe interposed in a flow conduit for transmitting acoustic emissions created by particles impacting the probe to a sensor and signal processing circuit which produces discrete signals related to the impact of each of the particles striking the probe. The volume or mass flow rate of particulates is determined from making an initial particle size distribution and particle energy distribution and comparing the initial energy distribution and/or the initial size distribution with values related to the impact energies of a predetermined number of recorded impacts. The comparison is also used to recalibrate the system to compensate for changes in flow velocity.

Beattie, Alan G. (Corrales, NM); Bohon, W. Mark (Frisco, TX)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

LYNX: An unattended sensor system for detection of gamma-ray and neutron emissions from special nuclear materials  

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This manuscript profiles an unattended and fully autonomous detection system sensitive to gamma-ray and neutron emissions from special nuclear material. The LYNX design specifically targets applications that require radiation detection capabilities but possess little or no infrastructure. In these settings, users need the capability to deploy sensors for extended periods of time that analyze whatever signal-starved data can be captured, since little or no control may be exerted over measurement conditions. The fundamental sensing elements of the LYNX system are traditional NaI(Tl) and 3He detectors. The new developments reported here center on two themes: low-power electronics and computationally simple analysis algorithms capable of discriminating gamma-ray signatures indicative of special nuclear materials from those of naturally occurring radioactive material. Incorporating tripwire-detection algorithms based on gamma-ray spectral signatures into a low-power electronics package significantly improves performance in environments where sensors encounter nuisance sources.

Runkle, Robert C.; Myjak, Mitchell J.; Kiff, Scott D.; Sidor, Daniel E.; Morris, Scott J.; Rohrer, John S.; Jarman, Kenneth D.; Pfund, David M.; Todd, Lindsay C.; Bowler, Ryan S.; Mullen, Crystal A.

2009-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

392

Use of fiber optic guided, laser induced acoustic waves for nde  

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. This correlates well to the established wave speed in steel for a SAW of 2. 96 mm/p s . The second approach consisted of attenuating the signal by applying acoustic couplant between the generation spot and the detection transducer and applying some finger.... This correlates well to the established wave speed in steel for a SAW of 2. 96 mm/p s . The second approach consisted of attenuating the signal by applying acoustic couplant between the generation spot and the detection transducer and applying some finger...

Duffer, Charles Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

393

Aspects of leak detection  

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A requirement of a Leak before Break safety case is that the leakage from the through wall crack be detected prior to any growth leading to unacceptable failure. This paper sets out to review some recent developments in this field. It does not set out to be a comprehensive guide to all of the methods available. The discussion concentrates on acoustic emission and how the techniques can be qualified and deployed on operational plant.

Chivers, T.C. [Berkeley Technology Centre, Glos (United Kingdom)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Graduate studies in acoustics and noise control in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University  

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The acoustics community at Purdue University will be described with special emphasis on the graduate program in Mechanical Engineering (ME). Purdue is home to around 30 faculty who study various aspects of acoustics and related disciplines and so there are many classes to choose from as graduate students structure their plans of study to complement their research activities and to broaden their understanding of the various aspects of acoustics. In Mechanical Engineering the primary emphasis is on understanding noise generation noise propagation and the impact of noise on people as well as development of noise control strategies experimental techniques and noise and noise impact prediction tools. The ME acoustics research is conducted at the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories which houses several large acoustics chambers that are designed to facilitate testing of a wide array mechanical systems reflecting the Laboratories’ long history of industry-relevant research. Complementing the acoustics research Purdue has vibrations dynamics and electromechanical systems research programs and is home to a collaborative group of engineering and psychology professors who study human perception and its integration into engineering design. There are also very strong ties between ME acoustics faculty and faculty in Biomedical Engineering and Speech Language and Hearing Sciences.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SMARTx: An Embedded Proximity Detection System for Reducing CS4000: Individual Studies in Computer Science -SMARTx: Software and  

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detection, we explored development with the use of Arduino boards and compatible sensors. We spend many hours learning how to set up and program our Arduino Uno boards and sensors. It was a great learning we had created a server/client Arduino based system that notified a user when each device was within

Zhuang, Yu

396

Obstacle detection and mapping in low-cost, low-power multi-robot systems using an Inverted  

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Obstacle detection and mapping in low-cost, low-power multi-robot systems using an Inverted with constrained memory capacity and processing power, and is called the Inverted Particle Filter. This method has circuits. An important benefit of this is reduced power consumption opening for new battery-powered

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

397

Oil and gas exploration system and method for detecting trace amounts of hydrocarbon gases in the atmosphere  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An oil and gas exploration system and method for land and airborne operations, the system and method used for locating subsurface hydrocarbon deposits based upon a remote detection of trace amounts of gases in the atmosphere. The detection of one or more target gases in the atmosphere is used to indicate a possible subsurface oil and gas deposit. By mapping a plurality of gas targets over a selected survey area, the survey area can be analyzed for measurable concentration anomalies. The anomalies are interpreted along with other exploration data to evaluate the value of an underground deposit. The system includes a differential absorption lidar (DIAL) system with a spectroscopic grade laser light and a light detector. The laser light is continuously tunable in a mid-infrared range, 2 to 5 micrometers, for choosing appropriate wavelengths to measure different gases and avoid absorption bands of interference gases. The laser light has sufficient optical energy to measure atmospheric concentrations of a gas over a path as long as a mile and greater. The detection of the gas is based on optical absorption measurements at specific wavelengths in the open atmosphere. Light that is detected using the light detector contains an absorption signature acquired as the light travels through the atmosphere from the laser source and back to the light detector. The absorption signature of each gas is processed and then analyzed to determine if a potential anomaly exists.

Wamsley, Paula R. (Littleton, CO); Weimer, Carl S. (Littleton, CO); Nelson, Loren D. (Evergreen, CO); O'Brien, Martin J. (Pine, CO)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Optimal Location of Railroad Wayside Defect Detection Installations  

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Background, motivation and objective #12;5 5 Background New wayside detector technologies are used to monitor-gauge sensors on rails in reverse curves · Increase safety, reduce fuel costs, reduce damage to track Components Acoustic (e.g. TADSTM) Acoustic Bearing Detection Leaking Air Sensors Ultrasonic Cracked Wheel

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

399

Argonne CNM Highlight: Damping of acoustic vibrations in gold nanoparticles  

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Damping of acoustic vibrations in gold nanoparticles Damping of acoustic vibrations in gold nanoparticles Nanopatterning of STO Vibrations in nanostructures offer applications in molecular-scale biological sensing and ultrasensitive mass detection. To approach single-atom sensing, it is necessary to reduce the dimensions of the structures to the nanometer scale while preserving long-lived vibrations. This requires an understanding of how vibrations in nanoscale objects are damped - or lose their energy to the fluid surroundings and within themselves. Researchers have used fast laser pulses to produce and probe high-frequency vibrations in metal nanoparticles. However, significant variations in particle dimensions complicate measurements. By studying bipyramid-shaped gold nanoparticles with highly uniform sizes

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Acoustic radiation by charged nuclear particles in liquids  

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An analysis of the propagation of acoustic pulses produced by local heating of liquids due to ionization by charged particles is presented. It is shown that the wave equations with loss dominate the pulse shape after small distances and that due to the bipolar delta?function behavior of the individual pulses a net observed pulse is simply the time derivative of the received density of pulses from individual heating centers. Angular distributions signal to noise ratios and detectable volumes are discussed. One important result is that the effect of attenuation in the acoustic medium is to produce a power law rather than an exponential cutoff at large distances. For example in the thermal?noise?limited case the signal to noise ratio as defined herein only steepens by 1/2 power in fall off with distance due to attenuation.

John G. Learned

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic methods to monitor sliver linear density and yarn strength  

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Methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring sliver and yarn characteristics. Transverse waves are generated relative to the sliver or yarn. At least one acoustic sensor is in contact with the sliver or yarn for detecting waves coupled to the sliver or yarn and for generating a signal. The generated signal is processed to identify the predefined characteristics including sliver or yarn linear density. The transverse waves can be generated with a high-powered acoustic transmitter spaced relative to the sliver or yarn with large amplitude pulses having a central frequency in a range between 20 KHz and 40 KHz applied to the transmitter. The transverse waves can be generated by mechanically agitating the sliver or yarn with a tapping member.

Sheen, Shuh-Haw (Naperville, IL); Chien, Hual-Te (Naperville, IL); Raptis, Apostolos C. (Downers Grove, IL)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Excitation of kinetic geodesic acoustic modes by drift waves in nonuniform plasmas Z. Qiu, L. Chen, and F. Zonca  

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Excitation of kinetic geodesic acoustic modes by drift waves in nonuniform plasmas Z. Qiu, L. Chen://scitation.aip.org/termsconditions. Downloaded to IP: 192.107.52.30 On: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:42:45 #12;Excitation of kinetic geodesic acoustic) Effects of system nonuniformities and kinetic dispersiveness on the spontaneous excitation of Geodesic

Zonca, Fulvio

403

Implementation of a Dual Containment/Surveillance System utilizing scene-change detection and radio frequency technology  

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This paper will examine the implementation of scene-change detection and radio frequency technology within a Dual Containment/Surveillance (C/S) System. Additionally, this paper will examine the human performance factors in the operation of these systems. Currently, Westinghouse Savannah River Company utilizes the Continuous Item Monitoring and Surveillance System (CIMS) in the performance of Dual C/S to monitor special nuclear materials within International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards and Domestic Safeguards. CIMS is comprised of the Material Monitoring System (MMS) (R), a multi-media electronic surveillance system developed by Sandia National Laboratory which incorporates the use of active seals commonly called Radio Frequency Tamper Indicating Devices (RFTIDs), NT Vision (R) as developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory, a Microsoft Windows NT (R) based operating system providing for domestic scene-change detection and the Digital Multi-Camera Optical Surveillance System (DMOS) (R) which provides scene-change detection for IAEA. Although this paper will focus on the implementation of Dual C/S utilizing the Continuous Item Monitoring and Surveillance System, the necessity for a thorough review of Safeguards and Security requirements with organizations and personnel having minimal to no prior MPC&A training will also be covered. Successful Dual C/S implementation plans must consider not only system design and failure modes, but must also be accompanied with the appropriate ''mind shift'' within operations and technical personnel. This is required to ensure completion of both physical and electronic activities, and system design changes are performed conscientiously and with full awareness of MPC&A requirements.

FITZGERALD, ERIC; KOENIG, RICHARD

2005-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

404

Cybersecurity testing and intrusion detection for cyber-physical power systems.  

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?? Power systems will increasingly rely on synchrophasor systems for reliable and high-performance wide area monitoring and control (WAMC). Synchrophasor systems greatly use information communication… (more)

Pan, Shengyi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

A hybrid system for fault detection and sensor fusion based on fuzzy clustering and artificial immune systems  

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In this study, an efficient new hybrid approach for multiple sensors data fusion and fault detection is presented, addressing the problem with possible multiple faults, which is based on conventional fuzzy soft clustering and artificial immune...

Jaradat, Mohammad Abdel Kareem Rasheed

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

406

Field testing of component-level model-based fault detection methods for mixing boxes and VAV fan systems  

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An automated fault detection and diagnosis tool for HVAC systems is being developed, based on an integrated, life-cycle, approach to commissioning and performance monitoring. The tool uses component-level HVAC equipment models implemented in the SPARK equation-based simulation environment. The models are configured using design information and component manufacturers' data and then fine-tuned to match the actual performance of the equipment by using data measured during functional tests of the sort using in commissioning. This paper presents the results of field tests of mixing box and VAV fan system models in an experimental facility and a commercial office building. The models were found to be capable of representing the performance of correctly operating mixing box and VAV fan systems and detecting several types of incorrect operation.

Xu, Peng; Haves, Philip

2002-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

407

Cylindrical acoustic levitator/concentrator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A low-power, inexpensive acoustic apparatus for levitation and/or concentration of aerosols and small liquid/solid samples having particulates up to several millimeters in diameter in air or other fluids is described. It is constructed from a commercially available, hollow cylindrical piezoelectric crystal which has been modified to tune the resonance frequency of the breathing mode resonance of the crystal to that of the interior cavity of the cylinder. When the resonance frequency of the interior cylindrical cavity is matched to the breathing mode resonance of the cylindrical piezoelectric transducer, the acoustic efficiency for establishing a standing wave pattern in the cavity is high. The cylinder does not require accurate alignment of a resonant cavity. Water droplets having diameters greater than 1 mm have been levitated against the force of gravity using; less than 1 W of input electrical power. Concentration of aerosol particles in air is also demonstrated.

Kaduchak, Gregory (Los Alamos, NM); Sinha, Dipen N. (Los Alamos, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Acoustic characteristics of English fricatives  

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of noise spectrum, while there are some data suggesting that /f,v/ may be distin- guished from /Y,Z/ on the basis of transition information.a!Electronic mail: jongman@ukans.edu 1252 1252J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 108 (3), Pt. 1, Sep 2000 0001...! Variance ~MHz! Skewness Kurtosis /f,v/ 5108 6.37 0.077 2.11 /T,D/ 5137 6.19 20.083 1.27 /s,z/ 6133 2.92 20.229 2.36 /S,Z/ 4229 3.38 0.693 0.421257 J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 108, No. 3, Pt. 1, Sep 2000with h2 ranging from 0.001 for skewness to 0.004 for spec...

Jongman, Allard; Wayland, Ratree; Wong, Serena

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

The influence of mesoscale eddies on shallow water acoustic propagation  

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Acoustic propagation measurements in 150 m depth on the Florida escarpment observe the effects of the passage of a cyclonic eddy. As the stream core of the Florida Current meanders the eddy is formed and propagates along the shelf edge. The sequence over a roughly a fortnight is as follows: ahead of the eddy warm surface water and cold bottom water are swept onto the terrace forming a steep thermocline and corresponding strong downward refracting C(z). The gradient produce intense focused RBR arrivals and the thermocline becomes a duct for internal waves to propagate shoreward. At first the internal wave energy is minimal and propagation is stable and coherent. As the internal tides attempt to propagate on shelf the sound speed field and the acoustic signals become increasingly variable. The variability reaches a crescendo as the 200 m long internal tide is blocked from propagating on to the narrower shelf and begins to break and overturn producing small?scale variability. As the eddy passes nearly iso?thermal conditions are restored along with quiescent internal wave fields and reduced signal variability. Here the effects are quantized with data from fixed?system acoustic and oceanographic measurements demonstrating that the mesoscale determines acoustic propagation conditions days in advance.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Vertical axis wind turbine acoustics  

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Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Acoustics Charlie Pearson Corpus Christi College Cambridge University Engineering Department A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy September 2013 Declaration Described in this dissertation is work... quickly to changing wind conditions, small- scale vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) have been proposed as an efficient solution for deployment in built up areas, where the wind is more gusty in nature. If VAWTs are erected in built up areas...

Pearson, Charlie

2014-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

411

Laser Detection Of Material Thickness  

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Detection Of Material Thickness Detection Of Material Thickness Laser Detection Of Material Thickness There is provided a method for measuring material thickness. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Laser Detection Of Material Thickness There is provided a method for measuring material thickness comprising: (a) contacting a surface of a material to be measured with a high intensity short duration laser pulse at a light wavelength which heats the area of contact with the material, thereby creating an acoustical pulse within the material: (b) timing the intervals between deflections in the contacted surface caused by the reverberation of acoustical pulses between the contacted surface and the opposite surface of the material: and (c) determining the thickness of the material by calculating the proportion of

412

Frustrated total internal reflection acoustic field sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A frustrated total internal reflection acoustic field sensor which allows the acquisition of the acoustic field over an entire plane, all at once. The sensor finds use in acoustic holography and acoustic diffraction tomography. For example, the sensor may be produced by a transparent plate with transparent support members tall enough to support one or more flexible membranes at an appropriate height for frustrated total internal reflection to occur. An acoustic wave causes the membrane to deflect away from its quiescent position and thus changes the amount of light that tunnels through the gap formed by the support members and into the membrane, and so changes the amount of light reflected by the membrane. The sensor(s) is illuminated by a uniform tight field, and the reflection from the sensor yields acoustic wave amplitude and phase information which can be picked up electronically or otherwise.

Kallman, Jeffrey S. (Pleasanton, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

A system for the detection of concealed nuclear weapons and fissile material aboard cargo cotainerships  

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A new approach to the detection of concealed nuclear weapons and fissile material aboard cargo containerships is proposed. The ship-based approach removes the constraints of current thinking by addressing the threat of ...

Gallagher, Shawn P., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Nuclear Regulatory Authority low energy germanium detection system: performance for the uranium individual monitoring  

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......Regulatory Authority low energy germanium detection...Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina 2 Sociedad Argentina de Radioproteccion...Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina The lung counter facility...for 235U photopeaks energies and for each effective......

M. R. Spinella; M. Krimer; A. M. Rojo; I. Gomez Parada; B. N. Gregori

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Effective Supervised Knowledge Extraction for an mHealth System for Fall Detection  

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Fall detection is an important task in telemedicine. In this paper an approach based on supervised knowledge extraction is presented. A fall recordings database is analyzed offline and a set of IF...THEN rules...

G. Sannino; I. De Falco; G. De Pietro

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

GrIDS A GRAPH BASED INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEM FOR LARGE NETWORKS  

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or groups of hosts. By analyzing the characteristics of the activity graphs, GrIDS detects and reports under contract DOD DABT 63-93-C-0045. intra-networks intranets to share and disseminate internal

California at Davis, University of

417

Broken Bar Detection in Synchronous Machines Based Wind Energy Conversion System  

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Electrical machines are subject to different types of failures. Early detection of the incipient faults and fast maintenance may prevent costly consequences. Fault diagnosis of wind turbine is especially important because they are situated...

Rahimian, Mina Mashhadi

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

418

Analog circuit for controlling acoustic transducer arrays  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A simplified ananlog circuit is presented for controlling electromechanical transducer pairs in an acoustic telemetry system. The analog circuit of this invention comprises a single electrical resistor which replaces all of the digital components in a known digital circuit. In accordance with this invention, a first transducer in a transducer pair of array is driven in series with the resistor. The voltage drop across this resistor is then amplified and used to drive the second transducer. The voltage drop across the resistor is proportional and in phase with the current to the transducer. This current is approximately 90 degrees out of phase with the driving voltage to the transducer. This phase shift replaces the digital delay required by the digital control circuit of the prior art.

Drumheller, Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Surface acoustic wave for microfluidic applications.  

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??Surface acoustic wave-based (SAW) microfluidics attracts attention from microfluidic research community due to its simple fabrication, large force and fast, yet efficient operation. The scope… (more)

Luong, Trung Dung.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Acoustic concentration of particles in fluid flow  

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An apparatus for acoustic concentration of particles in a fluid flow includes a substantially acoustically transparent membrane and a vibration generator that define a fluid flow path therebetween. The fluid flow path is in fluid communication with a fluid source and a fluid outlet and the vibration generator is disposed adjacent the fluid flow path and is capable of producing an acoustic field in the fluid flow path. The acoustic field produces at least one pressure minima in the fluid flow path at a predetermined location within the fluid flow path and forces predetermined particles in the fluid flow path to the at least one pressure minima.

Ward, Michael D. (Los Alamos, NM); Kaduchak, Gregory (Los Alamos, NM)

2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Acoustic Concentration Of Particles In Fluid Flow  

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in a fluid flow includes a substantially acoustically transparent membrane and a vibration generator that define a fluid flow path therebetween. Available for thumbnail of...

422

Numerical Modeling of Acoustic Timescale Detonation Initiation Using the Adaptive  

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Numerical Modeling of Acoustic Timescale Detonation Initiation Using the Adaptive Wavelet 2008 #12;This thesis entitled: Numerical Modeling of Acoustic Timescale Detonation Initiation Using. (Ph.D.) Numerical Modeling of Acoustic Timescale Detonation Initiation Using the Adaptive Wavelet

Vasilyev, Oleg V.

423

Physiological Bases of Acoustic LRT in Nonstutterers, Mild  

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Physiological Bases of Acoustic LRT in Nonstutterers, Mild Stutterers, and Severe Stutterers* Ben C stutterers' prolonged acoustic laryngeal reaction time (LRT) values. Prephonatory kinematic data were foreperiods. Acoustic data replicated a previously observed composite stuttering severity and foreperiod

424

gfp-Based N-Acyl Homoserine-Lactone Sensor Systems for Detection of Bacterial Communication  

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...plasmids used in this study are listed in Table...Applied Biosystems, Foster City, Calif...20 image analysis system (Hamamatsu) was...vectors expanded the systems application capability...online and in vivo studies. The system was found to work...

Jens Bo Andersen; Arne Heydorn; Morten Hentzer; Leo Eberl; Otto Geisenberger; Bjarke Bak Christensen; So/ren Molin; Michael Givskov

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Detection of Missing Roundabouts in Maps for Driving Assistance Systems Clment Zinoune1,2, Philippe Bonnifait1, Javier Ibaez-Guzmn2  

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Detection of Missing Roundabouts in Maps for Driving Assistance Systems Cl�ment Zinoune1 to make the vehicle able to detect the presence of a roundabout while it is driven. It is then possible of environment the vehicle is evolving in (rural or urban) [4], or to turn off the cruise control system as soon

Boyer, Edmond

426

Wavelet technique based islanding detection and improved repetitive current control for reliable operation of grid-connected PV systems  

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Abstract Recent years have witnessed a thrust towards the use of solar energy as the major renewable energy source for distributed power generation. The proposed system requires reliable detection technique and suitable current control strategy for proper operation. This paper focuses on plug-in repetitive current (RC) control strategy for grid connected inverter system and wavelet technique for electrical grid status identification. The performance of proposed current control technique employed for grid connected inverter system under distorted and unbalanced grid voltage is compared with the existing conventional methods like PI and PR controller. This controller uses the feedback control system for attenuating periodic disturbances, improving high quality sinusoidal output current and high power factor. The proposed scheme employs fourth order infinite impulse response (IIR) filter for maintaining its resonance frequency, output frequency matching with grid fundamental frequency and reduction of harmonics. The DC-DC boost converter implements incremental conductance based (INC) maximum power point tracker (MPPT) algorithm. The effects of LCL filter for improving disturbance rejection capability and dynamic performance of the proposed system is also demonstrated. Grid connected PV inverter employs wavelet technique for an islanding detection functionality in order to determine the status of the electrical grid. In order to show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, modeling and simulation for grid connected PV system is performed using MATLAB/SIMULINK and its PowerSim toolbox.

Smitha Joyce Pinto; Gayadhar Panda

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Time-lapse travel time change of multiply scattered acoustic waves  

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of applications where detecting temporal changes may be useful include the monitoring of volcanoes, oil reservoirs time-lapse changes in the oil reservoir caused by a massive miscible CO2 flood to enhance oil recovery heterogeneous reservoirs. © 2005 Acoustical Society of America. DOI: 10.1121/1.2000827 PACS number s : 43.20.Fn

Snieder, Roel

428

Design and Performance of a Sensor System for Detection of Multiple Chemicals Using an External Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser  

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We describe the performance of a sensor system designed for simultaneous detection of multiple chemicals with both broad and narrow absorption features. The sensor system consists of a broadly tunable external cavity quantum cascade laser (ECQCL), multi-pass Herriott cell, and custom low-noise electronics. The ECQCL features a rapid wavelength tuning rate of 2265 cm 1/s (15660 nm/s) over its tuning range of 1150-1270 cm 1 (7.87-8.70 ?m), which permits detection of molecules with broad absorption features and dynamic concentrations, while the 0.2 cm-1 spectral resolution of the ECQCL system allows measurement of small molecules with atmospherically broadened absorption lines. High-speed amplitude modulation and low-noise electronics are used to improve the ECQCL performance for direct absorption measurements. We demonstrate simultaneous detection of Freon-134a (1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane), ammonia (NH3), and nitrous oxide (N2O) at low-ppb concentrations in field measurements of atmospheric chemical releases from a point source.

Phillips, Mark C.; Taubman, Matthew S.; Bernacki, Bruce E.; Cannon, Bret D.; Schiffern, John T.; Myers, Tanya L.

2010-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

429

Integrated Light Collimating System for Extended Optical-Path-Length Absorbance Detection in Microchip-Based Capillary Electrophoresis  

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In this microchip, the centers of an extended 500-?m detection cell and two optical fibers are self-aligned, and a planoconvex microlens (r = 50 ?m) for light collimation is placed in front of a light-delivering fiber. ... Figure 6 shows the separation results of fluorescein (10 ?M), orange II (120 ?M), and new coccine (60 ?M) in cell C and cell A. Cell C shows an ?10 times increase in sensitivity due to the 10 times longer optical path length than cell A. This result shows that the collimating system integrated in cell C certainly contributes to the increase in the effective path length of the flow cell, and the increase in detection sensitivity of the collimated detection cell can be accomplished in proportion to the optical path length of the flow cell. ... A method is described for fabricating three-dimensional (3D) microfluidic channel systems in poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) with complex topologies and geometries that include a knot, a spiral channel, a basketweave of channels, a chaotic advective mixer, a system with braided channels, and a 3D grid of channels. ...

Kyung Won Ro; Kwanseop Lim; Bong Chu Shim; Jong Hoon Hahn

2005-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

430

An Analysis of a Spreader Bar Crane Mounted Gamma-Ray Radiation Detection System  

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above background or on EW work well for radiopharmaceuticals, which produce low-energy signatures and have similar spectral shapes to those produced by SNM (Ely et al. 2006). Radiopharmaceuticals are administered to a large number of individuals..., 99mTc is used; it is one of the most likely radionuclides to be detected. Other commonly used radionuclides are 51Cr, 67Ga 123I, 131I, 111In, and 201Tl, and depending on half-life, 16 can be detected for up to 115 days after the medical...

Grypp, Matthew D

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

431

Harnessing fluid-structure interactions to design self-regulating acoustic metamaterials  

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The design of phononic crystals and acoustic metamaterials with tunable and adaptive wave properties remains one of the outstanding challenges for the development of next generation acoustic devices. We report on the numerical and experimental demonstration of a locally resonant acoustic metamaterial with dispersion characteristics, which autonomously adapt in response to changes of an incident aerodynamic flow. The metamaterial consists of a slender beam featuring a periodic array or airfoil-shaped masses supported by a linear and torsional springs. The resonance characteristics of the airfoils lead to strong attenuation at frequencies defined by the properties of the airfoils and the speed on the incident fluid. The proposed concept expands the ability of existing acoustic bandgap materials to autonomously adapt their dispersion properties through fluid-structure interactions, and has the potential to dramatically impact a variety of applications, such as robotics, civil infrastructures, and defense systems.

Casadei, Filippo [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Bertoldi, Katia [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Kavli Institute for Bionano Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

432

Processing dipole acoustic logging data to image fracture network in shale gas reservoirs  

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A recent advance in borehole remote acoustic reflection imaging is the utilization of a dipole acoustic system in a borehole to emit and receive elastic waves to and from a remote geologic reflector in formation. An important application of this new technique is the delineation of fracture network in shale gas reservoirs as interest and activities in shale gas exploration increase in China. We develop a data processing procedure and implement it to handle routine processing of dipole acoustic logging data. The procedure takes into account the characteristics of the dipole data such as frequency dispersion attenuation recording length and dipole source orientation etc. to obtain an image of reflectors within 20~30 meters around the borehole. We have applied the technique to process dipole acoustic data from several wells drilled into gas reservoirs in China. The obtained images clearly identify major fracture network in the gas producing intervals of the reservoir demonstrating the effectiveness of the imaging technique.

Zhuang Chunxi; Su Yuanda; Tang Xiaoming

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Acoustic condition monitoring of wind turbines: Tip faults  

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As a significant and growing source of the world’s energy wind turbine reliability is becoming a major concern. At least two fault detection techniques for condition monitoring of wind turbine blades have been reported in early literature i.e. acoustic emissions and optical strain sensors. These require off-site measurement. The work presented here offers an alternative non-contact fault detection method based on the noise emission from the turbine during operation. An investigation has been carried out on a micro wind turbine under laboratory conditions. 4 severity levels for a fault have been planted in the form of added weight at the tip of one blade to simulate inhomogeneous debris or ice build up. Acoustic data is obtained at a single microphone placed in front of the rotor. Two prediction methods have been developed and tested on real data: one based on a single feature - rotational frequency spectral magnitude; and another based on a fuzzy logic interference using two inputs - spectral peak and rotational peak variation with time. Results show that the single spectral peak feature can be used to determine fault severity in ranges. The implementation of the fuzzy logic using a further input feature is shown to significantly improve the detection accuracy.

Daniel J. Comboni; Bruno Fazenda

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Decision-feedback multiple differential detection for space-time coded OFDM systems  

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by an irreducible error floor if the fading bandwidth is larger than zero. Decision-feedback differential detection (DF-DD) is found to be a very effective method to reduce such an error floor with a very low computational complexity. In this thesis, we first apply...

Liu, Yan

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

System for detecting operating errors in a variable valve timing engine using pressure sensors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and control module includes a pressure sensor data comparison module that compares measured pressure volume signal segments to ideal pressure volume segments. A valve actuation hardware remedy module performs a hardware remedy in response to comparing the measured pressure volume signal segments to the ideal pressure volume segments when a valve actuation hardware failure is detected.

Wiles, Matthew A.; Marriot, Craig D

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

436

Distributed Model-Invariant Detection of Unknown Inputs in Networked Systems  

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, including dynam- ically networked ones such as the smart grid and building thermal dynamics, fault detection, as in environmental monitoring [1], building energy management [2, 3], wireless communica- tions [4] and power grids algorithms undoubtedly benefit from the knowledge of accurate models [6, 1, 3]. Howe

Johansson, Karl Henrik

437

Optimization of Fault Detection/Diagnosis Model for Thermal Storage System Using AIC  

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of the event. In addition, human learning, recognition, and optimal judgment process of any event can be simulated by optimizing the most effective pa-rameters and their numbers for detection and diagnosis by the use of variable selection method. In previous...

Pan, S.; Zheng, M.; Nakahara, N.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Security in Physical Environments: Algorithms and System for Automated Detection of  

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of that person within that environment are usually not further monitored other than detecting outright breaches is surreptitiously obtained (RFID sniffing) and used to create a clone of the RFID tag which can then be used in RFID, security personnel could be alerted to monitor the suspicious person closely to determine whether

Fong, Chi Chiu "Simon"

439

Opportunities for Decay Counting of Environmental Radioisotopes Using Ultra-low-background Detection Systems  

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Executive Summary We present results from a scoping study whose intent was to define challenge measurements to be pursued on the Ultra-Sensitive Nuclear Measurements Initiative. Potential challenge measurements using new radiation detection technology in the shallow underground laboratory that would have substantial impact in environmental science were the focus of this study.

Runkle, Robert C.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Bailey, Vanessa L.; Bonicalzi, Ricco; Moran, James J.; Seifert, Allen; Warren, Glen A.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Acoustics as a Human Science  

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There was a time when acoustics was only a human science but this changed as philosophers learned to use mathematical and other measurement tools for ordering and validating their thought processes. This century has seen many changes in the description of the field as a whole and the human aspects continue to be among the most perplexing. The highlights of accomplishments to date some observations on our current status of knowledge and some projections into the future are presented for your entertainment—if not for your information.

S. S. Stevens

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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R. White, Comsol Acoustics Introduction, 2012  

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R. White, Comsol Acoustics Introduction, © 2012 Tutorial Created in Comsol 4.3 (2012) #12;R. White Variables ­ space and time (x,y,z,t) Dependent Variables ­ unknown field (such as u) #12;R. White, Comsol (such as u) #12;R. White, Comsol Acoustics Introduction, © 2012 Finite Element Analysis (FEA / FEM) ­ 1

White, Robert D.

442

Modeling the effect of trend information on human failure detection and diagnosis in spacecraft systems  

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Systems are performing increasingly complicated tasks, made possible by significant advances in hardware and software technology. This task complexity is reflected in the system design, with a corresponding increased demand ...

Owen, Rachel L. (Rachel Lynn)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Acoustics of technology enabled collaborative learning environments.  

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Collaborative classrooms and workstations are increasingly common in higher education buildings. These spaces present unique acoustical challenges that force designers to rethink traditional concepts and solutions. In student?centered classrooms the lecturer is removed as the visual and acoustical center of attention. Instead students are seated in groups around technology enabled workstations often facing away from the lecturer and other students. Acoustical conditions must support small?group interaction classroom discussion and learning via multimedia content. Outside the classroom collaborative workstations vary greatly but typically facilitate small?group interaction around a multimedia display and/or work surface. To promote impromptu use by students these spaces are often open to highly public areas of learning commons classroom buildings and digital libraries. Traditional noise control solutions fail to isolate these spaces without compromising their spontaneous feel and function. Despite obvious acoustical challenges both space types will continue to proliferate and new acoustical solutions must be developed.

Gregory A. Coudriet; Jeffery E. Babich

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Acoustic Building Infiltration Measurement System (ABIMS)  

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Lead Performer: Argonne National Laboratory - Lemont, IL Partner: Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, IL

445

A Case Study Correlating Innovative Gamma Ray Scanning Detection Systems Data to Surface Soil Gamma Spectrometry Results - 13580  

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HydroGeoLogic (HGL), Inc. completed a United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) study to characterize radiological contamination at a site near Canoga Park, California. The characterized area contained 470 acres including the site of a prototype commercial nuclear reactor and other nuclear design, testing, and support operations from the 1950's until 1988 [1]. The site history included radiological releases during operation followed by D and D activities. The characterization was conducted under an accelerated schedule and the results will support the project remediation. The project has a rigorous cleanup to background agenda and does not allow for comparison to risk-based guidelines. To target soil sample locations, multiple lines of evidence were evaluated including a gamma radiation survey, geophysical surveys, historical site assessment, aerial photographs, and former worker interviews. Due to the time since production and decay, the primary gamma emitting radionuclide remaining is cesium-137 (Cs-137). The gamma ray survey covered diverse, rugged terrain using custom designed sodium iodide thallium-activated (NaI(Tl)) scintillation detection systems. The survey goals included attaining 100% ground surface coverage and detecting gamma radiation as sensitively as possible. The effectiveness of innovative gamma ray detection systems was tested by correlating field Cs-137 static count ratios to Cs-137 laboratory gamma spectrometry results. As a case study, the area encompassing the former location of the first nuclear power station in the U. S. was scanned, and second by second global positioning system (GPS)-linked gamma spectral data were evaluated by examining total count rate and nuclide-specific regions of interest. To compensate for Compton scattering from higher energy naturally occurring radionuclides (U-238, Th-232 and their progeny, and K-40), count rate ratios of anthropogenic nuclide-specific regions of interest to the total count rate were calculated. From the scanning data, locations with observed Cs-137 ratios exceeding six standard deviations above the mean ratio were mapped in high resolution [2]. Field teams returned to those locations to collect static count measurements using the same detection systems. Soil surface samples were collected at 30 locations and analyzed for Cs-137. An exponential correlation was identified between Cs-137 concentrations in surface soil and field-scanned Cs-137 ratios. The data indicate field minimum detectable concentration (MDC) of Cs-137 at 0.02 Bq/g (0.5 pCi/g) or lower depending on contaminant distribution in soil. (authors)

Thompson, Shannon; Rodriguez, Rene; Billock, Paul [HydroGeoLogic, Inc., 11107 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20190 (United States)] [HydroGeoLogic, Inc., 11107 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20190 (United States); Lit, Peter [Nomad Science Group, 7738 Nautilus Shell Street, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (United States)] [Nomad Science Group, 7738 Nautilus Shell Street, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (United States)

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Acoustic-wave sensor apparatus for analyzing a petroleum-based composition and sensing solidification of constituents therein  

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An acoustic-wave sensor apparatus and method are disclosed. The apparatus for analyzing a normally liquid petroleum-based composition includes at least one acoustic-wave device in contact with the petroleum-based composition for sensing or detecting the presence of constituents (e.g. paraffins or petroleum waxes) therein which solidify upon cooling of the petroleum-based composition below a cloud-point temperature. The acoustic-wave device can be a thickness-shear-mode device (also termed a quartz crystal microbalance), a surface-acoustic-wave device, an acoustic-plate-mode device or a flexural plate-wave device. Embodiments of the present invention can be used for measuring a cloud point, a pour point and/or a freeze point of the petroleum-based composition, and for determining a temperature characteristic of each point. Furthermore, measurements with the acoustic-wave sensor apparatus can be made off-line by using a sample having a particular petroleum-based composition; or in-situ with the petroleum-based composition contained within a pipeline or storage tank. The acoustic-wave sensor apparatus has uses in many different petroleum technology areas, including the recovery, transport, storage, refining and use of petroleum and petroleum-based products. 7 figs.

Spates, J.J.; Martin, S.J.; Mansure, A.J.

1997-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic-wave sensor apparatus for analyzing a petroleum-based composition and sensing solidification of constituents therein  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An acoustic-wave sensor apparatus and method. The apparatus for analyzing a normally liquid petroleum-based composition includes at least one acoustic-wave device in contact with the petroleum-based composition for sensing or detecting the presence of constituents (e.g. paraffins or petroleum waxes) therein which solidify upon cooling of the petroleum-based composition below a cloud-point temperature. The acoustic-wave device can be a thickness-shear-mode device (also termed a quartz crystal mircrobalance), a surface-acoustic-wave device, an acoustic-plate-mode device or a flexural plate-wave device. Embodiments of the present invention can be used for measuring a cloud point, a pour point and/or a freeze point of the petroleum-based composition, and for determining a temperature characteristic of each point. Furthermore, measurements with the acoustic-wave sensor apparatus can be made off-line by using a sample having a particular petroleum-based composition; or in-situ with the petroleum-based composition contained within a pipeline or storage tank. The acoustic-wave sensor apparatus has uses in many different petroleum technology areas, including the recover transport, storage, refining and use of petroleum and petroleum-based products.

Spates, James J. (Albuquerque, NM); Martin, Stephen J. (Albuquerque, NM); Mansure, Arthur J. (Albuquerque, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic microscopy for characterization of high?temperature superconducting tape  

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Although material scientists constantly discover superconducting compounds with higher critical temperatures (T c ’s) manufacturing of the high?temperature superconductors(HTS) remains a problem and long lengths (>1 mile) have yet to be produced. In an effort to produce long length superconductors manufacturing steps for HTS tape production have been critically looked at to find their effects in producing tape with the desired characteristics. In support of determining superconducting tapecharacteristics acoustic microscopy offers the potential for internal microstructural material characterization. This research will ultimately support in?process monitoring of HTSmanufacturing as part of an advanced sensing system to determine the presence of defects and/or the effects of process variables on the HTS tape. This presentation will overview scanning acoustic microscopy and present images of HTS tape at several frequencies ranging from 50 to 500 MHz. The results clearly demonstrate the feasibility of determining the Ag/ceramic interface location and the general integrity of the constituents.

Chiaki Miyasaka; Chris Cobucci; Bernhard Tittmann

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNSUPERVISED CONDITION CHANGE DETECTION IN LARGE DIESEL ENGINES  

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diesel engines and stationary power plants. The possibility of early detecting small defects priorUNSUPERVISED CONDITION CHANGE DETECTION IN LARGE DIESEL ENGINES Niels Henrik Pontoppidan and Jan detection in large diesel engines from acoustical emis- sion sensor signal and compared to more classical

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E-Print Network 3.0 - agent detection system Sample Search Results  

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agent system stakeholder relationships, and the ... Source: Roth, Volker - FX Palo Alto Laboratory Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Page: << < 1 2 3...

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R. White, Comsol Acoustics Introduction, 2/25/08  

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R. White, Comsol Acoustics Introduction, 2/25/08 #12;R. White, Comsol Acoustics Introduction, 2,y,z,t) Dependent Variables ­ unknown field (such as u) #12;R. White, Comsol Acoustics Introduction, 2/25/08 Finite ­ space and time (x,y,z,t) Dependent Variables ­ unknown field (such as u) #12;R. White, Comsol Acoustics

White, Robert D.

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DAMAGE DETECTION STRATEGIES IN STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING OF OVERHEAD POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM  

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part of T&D System that goes from the power plant to substations near demand points. "Distribution" refers to the low voltage part of T&D System that connects substations and consumers' switchgear boxes of 245 HV lines that gives a total of 13 053 km of HV lines distributed on the area of 312 679 km2

Boyer, Edmond

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X-band Radar System for Detecting Heart and Respiration Rates  

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the sensing system is easy to handle, even ordinary person who is not instructed about usage sense. In a dielectric material, circularly polarized waves are reflected back, changing the axial ratio with the distance between antenna and target. Figure 1. The block diagram of CW Doppler radar system

Park, Seong-Ook

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ACOUSTIC DETECTING AND LOCATING GAS PIPE LINE INFRINGEMENT  

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The power point presentation for the Natural Gas Technologies II Conference held on February 8-11, 2004 in Phoenix AZ, published the presentations made at the conference, therefore required all presenters to submit their presentation prior to November 2003. However in the remainder of year, significant new test data became available which were incorporated in the actual presentation made at the Natural Gas Technologies II Conference. The 6th progress report presents the updated actual slide show used during the paper presentation by Richard Guiler.

John L. LOTH; GARY J. MORRIS; GEORGE M. PALMER; RICHARD GUILER

2004-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Superheterodyne detection of laser generated acoustic waves Suraj Bramhavar,1  

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Cummington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA 2 Bossa Nova Technologies, LLC, 606 Venice Blvd., Venice spatial resolution, where surface heat- ing places strict limitations on the energy deposited by tightly

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Acoustic emission monitoring of steam turbines. Final report  

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Experience over several years with on-line monitoring of steam turbines, supported by relevant laboratory studies, has led to a clearer understanding of the conditions under which acoustic emission (AE) due to turbine shaft cracking can be detected. To overcome problems associated with the noisy environment, efforts have been directed at improving the AE signal discrimination capabilities of the monitoring electronics. These efforts have been guided by extensive measurements of the amplitude, frequency and time dependence of normal turbine noises in a variety of operating conditions. Similar measurements have been made in the laboratory to determine the characteristics of AE due to crack growth in rotor steels with several loading conditions and temperatures. Along with determinations of the attenuation and wave propagation characteristics of simulated AE in the rotor shafts, these measurements have permitted estimates of the detectability of AE due to crack growth under various conditions, should it occur. An essential part of the proposed monitoring will be determining the source locations and characteristics of ''normal'' operating noise and developing time histories of these sources so that when ''abnormal'' crack growth AE occurs, it will be recognized. The time histories of the ''normal'' operating noises may also reveal other potentially damaging conditions such as lubricating oil contamination, bearing wear, out-of-balance condition, loose turbine disks, blade cracking or rubbing and impingement of exfoliation particles or water droplets, each of which is known or expected to have a characteristic acoustic signature. 17 refs., 23 figs., 8 tabs.

Randall, R.L.; Hong, C.; Graham, L.J.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guided wave acoustic monitoring of corrosion in recovery boiler tubing  

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Corrosion of tubing used in black-liquor recovery boilers is a major concern in all pulp and paper mills. Extensive corrosion in recovery boiler tubes can result in a significant safety and environmental hazard. Considerable plant resources are expended to inspect recovery boiler tubing. Currently, visual and ultrasonic inspections are primarily used during the annual maintenance shutdown to monitor corrosion rates and cracking of tubing. This Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Technologies project is developing guided acoustic waves for use on recovery boiler tubing. The feature of this acoustic technique is its cost-effectiveness in inspecting long lengths of tubes from a single inspection point. A piezoelectric or electromagnetic transducer induces guided waves into the tubes. The transducer detects fireside defects from the coldside or fireside of the tube. Cracking and thinning on recovery boiler tubes have been detected with this technique in both laboratory and field applications. This technique appears very promising for recovery boiler tube application, potentially expediting annual inspection of tube integrity.

Quarry, M J; Chinn, D J

2004-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A dual neutron/gamma source for the Fissmat Inspection for Nuclear Detection (FIND) system.  

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Shielded special nuclear material (SNM) is very difficult to detect and new technologies are needed to clear alarms and verify the presence of SNM. High-energy photons and neutrons can be used to actively interrogate for heavily shielded SNM, such as highly enriched uranium (HEU), since neutrons can penetrate gamma-ray shielding and gamma-rays can penetrate neutron shielding. Both source particles then induce unique detectable signals from fission. In this LDRD, we explored a new type of interrogation source that uses low-energy proton- or deuteron-induced nuclear reactions to generate high fluxes of mono-energetic gammas or neutrons. Accelerator-based experiments, computational studies, and prototype source tests were performed to obtain a better understanding of (1) the flux requirements, (2) fission-induced signals, background, and interferences, and (3) operational performance of the source. The results of this research led to the development and testing of an axial-type gamma tube source and the design/construction of a high power coaxial-type gamma generator based on the {sup 11}B(p,{gamma}){sup 12}C nuclear reaction.

Doyle, Barney Lee (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); King, Michael; Rossi, Paolo (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); McDaniel, Floyd Del (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Morse, Daniel Henry; Antolak, Arlyn J.; Provencio, Paula Polyak (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Raber, Thomas N.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple-frequency acoustic wave devices for chemical sensing and materials characterization in both gas and liquid phase  

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A chemical or intrinsic physical property sensor is described comprising: (a) a substrate; (b) an interaction region of said substrate where the presence of a chemical or physical stimulus causes a detectable change in the velocity and/or an attenuation of an acoustic wave traversing said region; and (c) a plurality of paired input and output interdigitated electrodes patterned on the surface of said substrate where each of said paired electrodes has a distinct periodicity, where each of said paired electrodes is comprised of an input and an output electrode; (d) an input signal generation means for transmitting an input signal having a distinct frequency to a specified input interdigitated electrode of said plurality so that each input electrode receives a unique input signal, whereby said electrode responds to said input signal by generating an acoustic wave of a specified frequency, thus, said plurality responds by generating a plurality of acoustic waves of different frequencies; (e) an output signal receiving means for determining an acoustic wave velocity and an amplitude of said acoustic waves at several frequencies after said waves transverses said interaction region and comparing these values to an input acoustic wave velocity and an input acoustic wave amplitude to produce values for perturbations in acoustic wave velocities and for acoustic wave attenuation as a function of frequency, where said output receiving means is individually coupled to each of said output interdigitated electrode; (f) a computer means for analyzing a data stream comprising information from said output receiving means and from said input signal generation means to differentiate a specified response due to a perturbation from a subsequent specified response due to a subsequent perturbation to determine the chemical or intrinsic physical properties desired.

Martin, S.J.; Ricco, A.J.

1993-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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22nd IAEA-FEC Kinetic theory of Geodesic Acoustic Modes: ... 1 Kinetic theory of Geodesic Acoustic  

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22nd IAEA-FEC Kinetic theory of Geodesic Acoustic Modes: ... 1 Kinetic theory of Geodesic Acoustic Zonca, Liu Chen and Zhiyong Qiu #12;22nd IAEA-FEC Kinetic theory of Geodesic Acoustic Modes: ... 2 Chen and Zhiyong Qiu #12;22nd IAEA-FEC Kinetic theory of Geodesic Acoustic Modes: ... 3 2 Linear

Zonca, Fulvio

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Writing magnetic patterns with surface acoustic waves  

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A novel patterning technique that creates magnetization patterns in a continuous magnetostrictive film with surface acoustic waves is demonstrated. Patterns of 10??m wide stripes of alternating magnetization and a 3??m dot of reversed magnetization are written using standing and focusing acoustic waves, respectively. The magnetization pattern is size-tunable, erasable, and rewritable by changing the magnetic field and acoustic power. This versatility, along with its solid-state implementation (no moving parts) and electronic control, renders it as a promising technique for application in magnetic recording, magnonic signal processing, magnetic particle manipulation, and spatial magneto-optical modulation.

Li, Weiyang; Buford, Benjamin; Jander, Albrecht; Dhagat, Pallavi, E-mail: dhagat@eecs.oregonstate.edu [School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 (United States)

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Acoustic probing of salt using sonar  

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ACOUSTIC PROBING OF SALT USING SONAR A Thesis by KENNETH BRYAN BUTLER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Oecember 1977 Major Subject...: Geophysics ACOUSTIC PROBING OF SALT USING SONAR A Thesis by KENNETH BRYAN BUTLER Approved as to style and content by: C airman of Com ttee ea of e r nt em er ember December 1977 ABSTRACT Acoustic Probing of Salt Using Sonar. (December 1977...

Butler, Kenneth Bryan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Quality/Harmonic Detection: Harmonic Control in Electric Power Systems for the Telecommunications Industry  

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The control of harmonics in power systems continues to be a major concern in the telecommunications industry. AC/DC telecommunication conversion equipment has rarely been thought of as playing a major role in the harmonic interaction problem. Yet...

Felkner, L. J.; Waggoner, R. M.

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A Comparison of Fault Detection Methods For a Transcritical Refrigeration System  

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Page 1 Subcritical and transcritical cycles ............................................................. 3 2 Example of the value of dynamic FDD ...................................................... 9 3 FCV model in Simulink... .............................................................................................. 27 15 Wincon and Simulink interface .................................................................. 28 16 The TRANE subcritical air conditioner ..................................................... 29 17 Schematic of the system...

Janecke, Alex Karl

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection and Characterization of Natural and Induced Fractures for the Development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems  

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Project objectives: Combine geophysical methods for reservoir and fracture characterization with rock physics measurements made under in-situ conditions (up to 350?C) for development of geothermal systems.

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Symbol Synchronization in Coded UWB Systems using Adaptive Iterative Detection Durai Thirupathi and Keith M. Chugg  

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common UWB system found in the literature, the impulse radio, uses very narrow pulses as a way to expand significantly degrading the perfor- mance. I. INTRODUCTION After the discovery of turbo codes [1], iterative

Southern California, University of

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Design Parameters of a Miniaturized Piezoelectric Underwater Acoustic Transmitter  

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The Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) project supported by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, has yielded the smallest acoustic fish tag transmitter commercially available to date. In order to study even smaller fish populations and make the transmitter injectable by needles, the JSATS acoustic micro transmitter needs to be further downsized. As part of the transmitter downsizing effort some of the design parameters of the lead zirconate titanate (PZT) ceramic tube transducer in the transmitter were studied, including the type of PZT, the backing material, the necessary drive voltage, the transmitting bandwidth and the length of the transducer. It was found that, to satisfy the 156-dB source level requirement of JSATS, a square wave with a 10-volt amplitude is required to drive 'soft' PZT transducers. PZT-5H demonstrated the best source level performance. For Navy types I and II, 16 volts or 18 volts were needed. Ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) closed-cell foam was found to be the backing material providing the highest source level. The effect of tube length on the source level is also demonstrated in this paper, providing quantitative information for downsizing of small piezoelectric transmitters.

Li, Huidong; Deng, Zhiqun; Yuan, Yong; Carlson, Thomas J.

2012-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustically invisible feeding blue whales in Northern Icelandic waters  

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Fixed passive acoustic monitoring can be used for long-term recording of vocalizing cetaceans. Both presence monitoring and animal density estimation requires the call rates and sound source levels of vocalizations produced by single animals. In this study blue whale calls were recorded using acoustic bio-logging systems in Skjálfandi Bay off Húsavík Northeast Iceland in June 2012. An accelerometer was attached to individual whales to monitor diving behavior. During 21?h recording two individuals 8?h 45?min and 13?h 2?min respectively 105 and 104 lunge feeding events and four calls were recorded. All recorded calls were down-sweep calls ranging from 105 to 48?Hz. The sound duration was 1–2?s. The source level was estimated to be between 158 and 169?dB re 1?Pa rms assuming spherical sound propagation from the possible sound source location to the tag. The observed sound production rates and source levels of individual blue whales during feeding were extremely small compared with those observed previously in breeding grounds. The feeding whales were nearly acoustically invisible. The function of calls during feeding remains unknown.

Tomonari Akamatsu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on acoustics for SSC measurements Using the acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) to  

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................................................................................................................................. 1 2. Background of higher- frequency, acoustic backscatterance sensors (ABS, for a review see Thorne and Hanes, 2002), and optical backscatterance sensors (OBS), whose sample ranges ar

Voulgaris, George

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The variability of high-frequency acoustic backscatter from the region near the sea surface  

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The temporal variability of acoustic backscattering from the region near the sea surface is examined for frequencies in the 30–70 kHz range. A variance spectrum of the scattering strength exhibits effects associated with three different processes. Below about 0.1 Hz the spectrum contains a large contribution associated with temporal variations in the advection of bubble clouds through the measurement volume by large-scale processes. At high frequencies the spectrum asymptotes to a level characteristic of a Gaussian backscatteredpressure field from randomly moving bubbles within the scattering volume. The overall variability is treated as a slow modulation of this Gaussian process by larger-scale processes and a probability density function is derived for the scattering strength using Bayes’ theorem. Finally in some cases the spectrum exhibits a peak at the frequency of the dominant surface waves. Attempts to compute coherence functions between the backscattered acoustic power and surface wave orbital velocities measured by a microwave system observing the same spot as the acoustic system resulted in very low values. This leads to the belief that the wave-induced peak in the acoustic backscatter variance spectrum is caused by highly nonlinear processes. A time series of acoustic backscatter from a vertically pointing system confirms the existence of this modulation at the dominant wave frequency and also suggests its nonlinear character.

Peter H. Dahl; William J. Plant

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic environments prediction Sample...  

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Introduction The Acoustic Oceanographic Buoy... (AOB) is a light acoustic receiving device that incorporates acoustic and ... Source: Jesus, Srgio M. - Departamento de...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic energy-driven fluid Sample Search...  

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search results for: acoustic energy-driven fluid Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Acoustic Identification of Unknown Fluids Summary: Acoustic Identification of Unknown Fluids...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic field evaluation Sample Search...  

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nanoparticles using bulk acoustic waves Bart Raeymaekers,a Summary: nanoparticles a one dimensional acoustic field and b two-dimensional acoustic field. 014317-2 Raeymaekers......