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  1. Diversity in ambient noise in European freshwater habitats: Noise levels, spectral profiles, and impact on fishes

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    Ladich, Friedrich

    B re 1 Pa LLeq under no-wind conditions. Typically, most environmental noise is concentrated, and impact on fishes Lidia Eva Wysocki,a Sonja Amoser,b and Friedrich Ladichc Department of Behavioural of sound energy were present in the high frequency range above 1 kHz, leaving a low-energy "noise window

  2. Supplementary Figures Figure S1. Ambient seismic noise levels in dB relative to velocity power at two stations,

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    Jackson, Jennifer M.

    Supplementary Figures Figure S1. Ambient seismic noise levels in dB relative to velocity power at two stations, HFN3 and BFN1, (Figure 1B). Both stations have three components (East, North, Vertical; or ENZ) but different types of instruments (EP, HH). The drop in power at frequencies less than 2 Hz

  3. Brady 1D seismic velocity model ambient noise prelim

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    Mellors, Robert J.

    Preliminary 1D seismic velocity model derived from ambient noise correlation. 28 Green's functions filtered between 4-10 Hz for Vp, Vs, and Qs were calculated. 1D model estimated for each path. The final model is a median of the individual models. Resolution is best for the top 1 km. Poorly constrained with increasing depth.

  4. Brady 1D seismic velocity model ambient noise prelim

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    Mellors, Robert J.

    2013-10-25

    Preliminary 1D seismic velocity model derived from ambient noise correlation. 28 Green's functions filtered between 4-10 Hz for Vp, Vs, and Qs were calculated. 1D model estimated for each path. The final model is a median of the individual models. Resolution is best for the top 1 km. Poorly constrained with increasing depth.

  5. Ocean bottom profiling with ambient noise: A model for the passive fathometer

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    Gerstoft, Peter

    Ocean bottom profiling with ambient noise: A model for the passive fathometer James Traer, a) Peter generated surface noise, which is often modeled as an infinite sheet of surface noise sources.17 of its response to arbitrary noise fields is required. We use a sim- ple ocean noise model21 with three

  6. Expectations of two-level telegraph noise

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    Jesse Fern

    2006-11-02

    We find expectation values of functions of time integrated two-level telegraph noise. Expectation values of this noise are evaluated under simple control pulses. Both the Gaussian limit and $1/f$ noise are considered. We apply the results to a specific superconducting quantum computing example, which illustrates the use of this technique for calculating error probabilities.

  7. Is ambient noise tomography across ocean basins possible? Fan-Chi Lin,1

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    Shapiro, Nikolai

    stations located near the Pacific Rim. We concentrate on the period band between 10 sec and 150 sec where-six stations within or adjacent to the Pacific Basin, we show that broad-band ambient noise is observed, which establishes the physical basis for ambient noise tomography across the Pacific. Similar trends

  8. Chapter 9 Audible Noise

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    by typical sources such as traffic, neighboring businesses or industries, and weather (wind or rain). The ambient noise level is typically a mix of noise from natural and...

  9. Joint inversion of receiver function and ambient noise based on Bayesian theory

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    van der Hilst, Robert D.

    In this study, we present a method for the joint inversion of receiver function and ambient noise based on Bayesian inverse theory (Tarantola, 1987, 2005). The nonlinear inversion method of the complex spectrum ratio of ...

  10. Imaging in the ocean with ambient noise: the ORB experiments Chad L. Epifanio,a)

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    in the experiments, including planar panels and cylindrical, polyethylene drums containing wet sand, seawater by the acoustic shadow it casts in the ambient noise field. In the mid-eighties, at the sugges- tion of Allen

  11. Review paper Seismic interferometry and ambient noise tomography in the British Isles

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    Review paper Seismic interferometry and ambient noise tomography in the British Isles Heather. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 2. Theory and method of seismic interferometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 4.2. Seismic interferometry across the Scottish Highlands

  12. Using Ambient Noise Fields for Submarine Team #525 for the Mathematical Contest in Modeling

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    Mitchener, W. Garrett

    Using Ambient Noise Fields for Submarine Location Team #525 for the Mathematical Contest in Modeling February 12, 1996 1 Restatement of the Problem The world's oceans naturally contain a certain amount of noise that is created by such sources as surface waves, boats passing by, animals that sing

  13. Sources and levels of ambient ocean sound near the antarctic peninsula

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    Dziak, Robert P.; Bohnenstiehl, DelWayne R.; Stafford, Kathleen M.; Matsumoto, Haruyoshi; Park, Minkyu; Lee, Won Sang; Fowler, Matt J.; Lau, Tai-Kwan; Haxel, Joseph H.; Mellinger, David K.; et al

    2015-04-14

    Arrays of hydrophones were deployed within the Bransfield Strait and Scotia Sea (Antarctic Peninsula region) from 2005 to 2009 to record ambient ocean sound at frequencies of up to 125 and 500 Hz. Icequakes, which are broadband, short duration signals derived from fracturing of large free-floating icebergs, are a prominent feature of the ocean soundscape. Icequake activity peaks during austral summer and is minimum during winter, likely following freeze-thaw cycles. Iceberg grounding and rapid disintegration also releases significant acoustic energy, equivalent to large-scale geophysical events. Overall ambient sound levels can be as much as ~10–20 dB higher in the open,more »deep ocean of the Scotia Sea compared to the relatively shallow Bransfield Strait. Noise levels become lowest during the austral winter, as sea-ice cover suppresses wind and wave noise. Ambient noise levels are highest during austral spring and summer, as surface noise, ice cracking and biological activity intensifies. Vocalizations of blue (Balaenoptera musculus) and fin (B. physalus) whales also dominate the long-term spectra records in the 15–28 and 89 Hz bands. Blue whale call energy is a maximum during austral summer-fall in the Drake Passage and Bransfield Strait when ambient noise levels are a maximum and sea-ice cover is a minimum. Fin whale vocalizations were also most common during austral summer-early fall months in both the Bransfield Strait and Scotia Sea. The hydrophone data overall do not show sustained anthropogenic sources (ships and airguns), likely due to low coastal traffic and the typically rough weather and sea conditions of the Southern Ocean.« less

  14. Sources and levels of ambient ocean sound near the antarctic peninsula

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    Dziak, Robert P. [Oregon State Univ./Cooperative Inst. for Marine Resources Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Newport, OR (United States); Bohnenstiehl, DelWayne R. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences.; Stafford, Kathleen M. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Applied Physics Lab.; Matsumoto, Haruyoshi [Oregon State Univ./Cooperative Inst. for Marine Resources Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Newport, OR (United States); Park, Minkyu [Korea Polar Research Inst., Incheon (Korea, Republic of). Polar Environmental Research Div.; Lee, Won Sang [Korea Polar Research Inst., Incheon (Korea, Republic of). Polar Environmental Research Div.; Fowler, Matt J. [Oregon State Univ./Cooperative Inst. for Marine Resources Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Newport, OR (United States); Lau, Tai-Kwan [Oregon State Univ./Cooperative Inst. for Marine Resources Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Newport, OR (United States); Haxel, Joseph H. [Oregon State Univ./Cooperative Inst. for Marine Resources Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Newport, OR (United States); Mellinger, David K. [Oregon State Univ./Cooperative Inst. for Marine Resources Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Newport, OR (United States); Fine, Michael L [Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA (United States)

    2015-04-14

    Arrays of hydrophones were deployed within the Bransfield Strait and Scotia Sea (Antarctic Peninsula region) from 2005 to 2009 to record ambient ocean sound at frequencies of up to 125 and 500 Hz. Icequakes, which are broadband, short duration signals derived from fracturing of large free-floating icebergs, are a prominent feature of the ocean soundscape. Icequake activity peaks during austral summer and is minimum during winter, likely following freeze-thaw cycles. Iceberg grounding and rapid disintegration also releases significant acoustic energy, equivalent to large-scale geophysical events. Overall ambient sound levels can be as much as ~10–20 dB higher in the open, deep ocean of the Scotia Sea compared to the relatively shallow Bransfield Strait. Noise levels become lowest during the austral winter, as sea-ice cover suppresses wind and wave noise. Ambient noise levels are highest during austral spring and summer, as surface noise, ice cracking and biological activity intensifies. Vocalizations of blue (Balaenoptera musculus) and fin (B. physalus) whales also dominate the long-term spectra records in the 15–28 and 89 Hz bands. Blue whale call energy is a maximum during austral summer-fall in the Drake Passage and Bransfield Strait when ambient noise levels are a maximum and sea-ice cover is a minimum. Fin whale vocalizations were also most common during austral summer-early fall months in both the Bransfield Strait and Scotia Sea. The hydrophone data overall do not show sustained anthropogenic sources (ships and airguns), likely due to low coastal traffic and the typically rough weather and sea conditions of the Southern Ocean.

  15. Environmental resources of selected areas of Hawaii: Climate, ambient air quality, and noise

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    Lombardi, D.A.; Blasing, T.J.; Easterly, C.E.; Reed, R.M.; Hamilton, C.B.

    1995-03-01

    This report has been prepared to make available and archive background scientific data and related information on climate, ambient air quality, and ambient noise levels collected during the preparation of the environmental impact statement (EIS) for Phases 3 and 4 of the Hawaii Geothermal Project (HGP) as defined by the state of Hawaii in its April 1989 proposal to Congress. The US Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice withdrawing its Notice of Intent to prepare the HGP-EIS. Since the state of Hawaii is no longer pursuing or planning to pursue the HGP, DOE considers the project to be terminated. The report presents a general description of the climate add air quality for the islands of Hawaii (henceforth referred to as Hawaii), Maui and Oahu. It also presents a literature review as baseline information on the health effects of sulfide. The scientific background data and related information is being made available for use by others in conducting future scientific research in these areas. This report describes the environmental resources present in the areas studied (i.e., the affected environment) and does not represent an assessment of environmental impacts.

  16. Environmental Resources of Selected Areas of Hawaii: Climate, Ambient Air Quality, and Noise (DRAFT)

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    Lombardi, D.A.; Blasing, T.J.; Easterly, C.E.; Hamilton, C.B.

    1994-06-01

    This report has been prepared to make available and archive background scientific data and related information on climate, ambient air quality, and ambient noise levels collected during the preparation of the environmental impact statement (EIS) for Phases 3 and 4 of the Hawaii Geothermal Project (HGP) as defined by the state of hawaii in its April 1989 proposal to Congress. The US Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice in the Federal Register on May 17, 1994 withdrawing its Notice of Intent of February 14, 1992, to prepare the HGP-EIS. Since the state of Hawaii is no longer pursuing or planning to pursue the HGP, DOE considers the project to be terminated. The report presents a general description of the climate and air quality for the islands of Hawaii (henceforth referred to as Hawaii), Maui, and Oahu. It also presents a literature review as baseline information on the health effects of hydrogen sulfide. the scientific background data and related information is being made available for use by others in conducting future scientific research in these areas. This report describes the environmental resources present in the areas studied (i.e., the affected environment) and does not represent an assessment of environmental impacts.

  17. Sound production, hearing and possible interception under ambient noise conditions in the topmouth minnow

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    Ladich, Friedrich

    but not during intraspecific interactions. Feeding sounds were short broadband pulses with main energies between and in the presence of natural ambient noise recorded in Lake Neusiedl in eastern Austria, best hearing sensitivities to other parts of Europe together with the herbivorous grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella (Valenciennes

  18. Water Use Efficiency in Plant Growth and Ambient Carbon Dioxide Level 

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    van Bavel, C. H. M.

    1972-01-01

    Efficiency in Plant Growth and Ambient Carbon Dioxide Level C.H. M. van Bavel Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  19. Electromechanical Wave Green's Function Estimation from Ambient Electrical Grid Frequency Noise

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    Backhaus, Scott

    2011-01-01

    Many electrical grid transients can be described by the propagation of electromechanical (EM) waves that couple oscillations of power flows over transmission lines and the inertia of synchronous generators. These EM waves can take several forms: large-scale standing waves forming inter-area modes, localized oscillations of single or multi-machine modes, or traveling waves that spread quasi-circularly from major grid disturbances. The propagation speed and damping of these EM waves are potentially a powerful tool for assessing grid stability, e.g. small signal or rotor angle stability, however, EM wave properties have been mostly extracted from post-event analysis of major grid disturbances. Using a small set of data from the FNET sensor network, we show how the spatially resolved Green's function for EM wave propagation can be extracted from ambient frequency noise without the need for a major disturbance. If applied to an entire interconnection, an EM-wave Green's function map will enable a model-independent...

  20. A Noise Estimator with Rapid Adaptation in Variable-Level Noisy Environments

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    A Noise Estimator with Rapid Adaptation in Variable-Level Noisy Environments Bing-Fei Wu, Kun, a noise estimator with rapid adaptation in a variable-level noisy environment is presented. To make noise estimation adapt quickly to highly non-stationary noise environments, a robust voice activity detector (VAD

  1. Noise and Low-Level Dynamics Can Coordinate Multicomponent Bet Hedging Mechanisms

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    Dunlop, Mary

    Article Noise and Low-Level Dynamics Can Coordinate Multicomponent Bet Hedging Mechanisms Javier dynamics, and noisy expression. We found that pulsatile dynamics and noise are sufficient to coordinate to coordinate expression of resistance mechanisms. We also demon- strated that noise can play a similar

  2. Biomass, Flavonol Levels and Sensory Characteristics of Allium cultivars Grown Hydroponically at Ambient and

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    Paré, Paul W.

    04ICES-136 Biomass, Flavonol Levels and Sensory Characteristics of Allium cultivars Grown growth chambers to evaluate the effect of elevated CO2 (1200 ppm) versus ambient CO2 (400 ppm) on biomass planting (dap). Regardless of cultivar or dap, plants grown at elevated CO2 had greater biomass

  3. ON PROBE-LEVEL INTERFERENCE AND NOISE MODELING IN GENE EXPRESSION MICROARRAY EXPERIMENTS

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    ON PROBE-LEVEL INTERFERENCE AND NOISE MODELING IN GENE EXPRESSION MICROARRAY EXPERIMENTS Paul G is received via a cascade of two noisy chan- nels that model noise (uncertainty) before, during, and af- ter processing model of gene expression microarray experiments using oligonucleotide technologies. The objective

  4. Survey of ambient electromagnetic and radio-frequency interference levels in nuclear power plants

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    Kercel, S.W.; Moore, M.R.; Blakeman, E.D.; Ewing, P.D.; Wood, R.T.

    1996-11-01

    This document reports the results of a survey of ambient electromagnetic conditions in representative nuclear power plants. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research engaged the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to perform these measurements to characterize the electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI) levels that can be expected in nuclear power plant environments. This survey is the first of its kind, being based on long-term unattended observations. The data presented in this report were measured at eight different nuclear units and required 14 months to collect. A representative sampling of power plant conditions (reactor type, operating mode, site location) monitored over extended observation periods (up to 5 weeks) were selected to more completely determine the characteristic electromagnetic environment for nuclear power plants. Radiated electric fields were measured over the frequency range of 5 MHz to 8 GHz. Radiated magnetic fields and conducted EMI events were measured over the frequency range of 305 Hz to 5 MHz. Highest strength observations of the electromagnetic ambient environment across all measurement conditions at each site provide frequency-dependent profiles for EMI/RFI levels in nuclear power plants.

  5. Response Growth With Sound Level in Auditory-Nerve Fibers After Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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    Heinz, Michael G.

    G. Heinz and Eric D. Young Center for Hearing Sciences and Department of Biomedical Engineering with sound level was compared in normal-hearing cats and in cats with a noise-induced hearing loss to test steeper rate-level func- tions with cochlear damage (heavy solid and dashed lines in Fig. 1B

  6. Performance Evaluation of Reverberant Chamber Background Noise Levels 

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    Ravi, Sankaranarayana

    2012-02-14

    ?higher?octave?bands,? the reby? increasing? the? loudness?of? the? fan.?? For?better?system?design,?it? is?necessary?to?obtain ?the?sound?power?signatures?of?the? fan?in?the?various?octave?bands?rather?than?a?singl e?rating?number?for?sound?power?level.?? Laboratory? fan...?installed?or?a?rotating?boom?microphone?s etup??is?adopted.? 4.2 ? Literature?Review? Table?5?presents? the?survey?of?all? relevant? literat ure?on?reverberant?chamber? testing? with?a?particular?attention?to?sound?power?measurem ent?testing?facilities.? ? ? 15? Ta bl e?5 ???????? Li...

  7. Adaptive nonlocal means filtering based on local noise level for CT denoising

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    Li, Zhoubo; Trzasko, Joshua D.; Lake, David S.; Blezek, Daniel J.; Manduca, Armando; Yu, Lifeng; Fletcher, Joel G.; McCollough, Cynthia H.

    2014-01-15

    Purpose: To develop and evaluate an image-domain noise reduction method based on a modified nonlocal means (NLM) algorithm that is adaptive to local noise level of CT images and to implement this method in a time frame consistent with clinical workflow. Methods: A computationally efficient technique for local noise estimation directly from CT images was developed. A forward projection, based on a 2D fan-beam approximation, was used to generate the projection data, with a noise model incorporating the effects of the bowtie filter and automatic exposure control. The noise propagation from projection data to images was analytically derived. The analytical noise map was validated using repeated scans of a phantom. A 3D NLM denoising algorithm was modified to adapt its denoising strength locally based on this noise map. The performance of this adaptive NLM filter was evaluated in phantom studies in terms of in-plane and cross-plane high-contrast spatial resolution, noise power spectrum (NPS), subjective low-contrast spatial resolution using the American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation phantom, and objective low-contrast spatial resolution using a channelized Hotelling model observer (CHO). Graphical processing units (GPU) implementation of this noise map calculation and the adaptive NLM filtering were developed to meet demands of clinical workflow. Adaptive NLM was piloted on lower dose scans in clinical practice. Results: The local noise level estimation matches the noise distribution determined from multiple repetitive scans of a phantom, demonstrated by small variations in the ratio map between the analytical noise map and the one calculated from repeated scans. The phantom studies demonstrated that the adaptive NLM filter can reduce noise substantially without degrading the high-contrast spatial resolution, as illustrated by modulation transfer function and slice sensitivity profile results. The NPS results show that adaptive NLM denoising preserves the shape and peak frequency of the noise power spectrum better than commercial smoothing kernels, and indicate that the spatial resolution at low contrast levels is not significantly degraded. Both the subjective evaluation using the ACR phantom and the objective evaluation on a low-contrast detection task using a CHO model observer demonstrate an improvement on low-contrast performance. The GPU implementation can process and transfer 300 slice images within 5 min. On patient data, the adaptive NLM algorithm provides more effective denoising of CT data throughout a volume than standard NLM, and may allow significant lowering of radiation dose. After a two week pilot study of lower dose CT urography and CT enterography exams, both GI and GU radiology groups elected to proceed with permanent implementation of adaptive NLM in their GI and GU CT practices. Conclusions: This work describes and validates a computationally efficient technique for noise map estimation directly from CT images, and an adaptive NLM filtering based on this noise map, on phantom and patient data. Both the noise map calculation and the adaptive NLM filtering can be performed in times that allow integration with clinical workflow. The adaptive NLM algorithm provides effective denoising of CT data throughout a volume, and may allow significant lowering of radiation dose.

  8. Noise suppression of a differential detector under high-levels of illumination in terahertz electro-optic

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    Noise suppression of a differential detector under high-levels of illumination in terahertz electro that these distortions significantly reduce the ability of the detector to suppress laser amplitude noise. 1 #12. Based on our measurements, we provide experimenters with recommendations to improve the amplitude noise

  9. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING 1 Image Noise Level Estimation by Principal

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    Hesser, Jürgen

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING 1 Image Noise Level Estimation by Principal Component IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to use this material for any other purposes must be obtained from the IEEE by sending a request to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. S

  10. A proposed system to automatically control audio sound-to-noise levels 

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    Neinast, Gary Strickland

    1957-01-01

    for the degree oi' MASTER OP SCIENCE August 1957 Major Sub]eot'f Eleotrioal Engineering A PROPOSED SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY CONTROL AUDIO SOUND-TO-NOISE LEVELS k Thesis QARY S. NEINAST Approved as to style and content by& islay a FBNR o 0 ee e epsx' ne... fxequency shown. This is the sero decibel level that 1s produced by a pure tone of 1000 cycles pex second at an intensity of . 0002 dynes per square centimeter. ~loudas . The Ieudaess of a sousd I ~ the asouut ef feeling ox sensation produced...

  11. A valveless pulse combustor with wide operation range and low noise level

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    Ohiwa, N.; Yamaguchi, S. (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya (JP))

    1989-09-01

    The possibility of a valveless pulse combustor with wide range and low noise level was experimentally examined by introducing two practical approaches simultaneously: one is the rich mixture supply outside the flammability limit, instead of the ordinary fuel supply without any primary air; the other is forced secondary air ventilation. An overall evaluation of pulsation limits was also made in terms of the volumetric efficiency of the pulse combustor. Fuel used was a commercial grade gaseous propane. The results show that, under a constant total of equivalence ratios of 0.9, a large turn-down ratio of 9.4-11.5 and a high combustion intensity of 55-67MW/m/sup 3/ could be obtained by setting the rich mixture equivalence ratio equal to 3.0. Also, the proposed valveless pulse combustor could operate more silently than the flapper-valued one by 3-8dB(A), being indicative of noise radiation due to valve flapping.

  12. Adaptive enhancement and noise reduction in very low light-level video Henrik Malm Magnus Oskarsson Eric Warrant

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    Adaptive enhancement and noise reduction in very low light-level video Henrik Malm Magnus Oskarsson estimations. This summa- tion mechanism is adaptive and becomes more pronounced at lower light levels is presented. Video footage recorded in very dim light is especially targeted. Smoothing kernels

  13. Vitrification of high level nuclear waste inside ambient temperature disposal containers using inductive heating: The SMILE system

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    Powell, J.; Reich, M.; Barletta, R.

    1996-03-01

    A new approach, termed SMILE (Small Module Inductively Loaded Energy), for the vitrification of high level nuclear wastes (HLW) is described. Present vitrification systems liquefy the HLW solids and associated frit material in large high temperature melters. The molten mix is then poured into small ({approximately}1 m{sup 3}) disposal canisters, where it solidifies and cools. SMILE eliminates the separate, large high temperature melter. Instead, the BLW solids and frit melt inside the final disposal containers, using inductive heating. The contents then solidify and cool in place. The SMILE modules and the inductive heating process are designed so that the outer stainless can of the module remains at near ambient temperature during the process cycle. Module dimensions are similar to those of present disposal containers. The can is thermally insulated from the high temperature inner container by a thin layer of refractory alumina firebricks. The inner container is a graphite crucible lined with a dense alumina refractory that holds the HLW and fiit materials. After the SMILE module is loaded with a slurry of HLW and frit solids, an external multi-turn coil is energized with 30-cycle AC current. The enclosing external coil is the primary of a power transformer, with the graphite crucible acting as a single turn ``secondary.`` The induced current in the ``secondary`` heats the graphite, which in turn heats the HLW and frit materials. The first stage of the heating process is carried out at an intermediate temperature to drive off remnant liquid water and water of hydration, which takes about 1 day. The small fill/vent tube to the module is then sealed off and the interior temperature raised to the vitrification range, i.e., {approximately}1200C. Liquefaction is complete after approximately 1 day. The inductive heating then ceases and the module slowly loses heat to the environment, allowing the molten material to solidify and cool down to ambient temperature.

  14. Numerical study of the effect of normalised window size, sampling frequency, and noise level on short time Fourier transform analysis

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    Ota, T. A.

    2013-10-15

    Photonic Doppler velocimetry, also known as heterodyne velocimetry, is a widely used optical technique that requires the analysis of frequency modulated signals. This paper describes an investigation into the errors of short time Fourier transform analysis. The number of variables requiring investigation was reduced by means of an equivalence principle. Error predictions, as the number of cycles, samples per cycle, noise level, and window type were varied, are presented. The results were found to be in good agreement with analytical models.

  15. A semiempirical model for two-level system noise in superconducting microresonators

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    Martinis, John M.

    of the five resonators were measured for micro- wave readout power P w in the range -61 to -73 dBm; the -65 d, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA 4 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology internal power, we find that the frequency noise decreases rapidly with increasing center strip width

  16. Integration of Noise and Coda Correlation Data into Kinematic...

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    This project will focus on using microearthquakes (MEQ) and noise correlation Green's functions (NCF) obtained from MEQs and ambient noise and coda-wave interferometry to image the...

  17. Please cite this article in press as: Yao, H., et al., Estimation of surface wave Green's functions from correlation of direct waves, coda waves, and ambient noise in SE Tibet. Phys. Earth Planet. In. (2009), doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2009.07.002

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    van der Hilst, Robert Dirk

    2009-01-01

    with (plane wave) beamforming of the energy contributing to EGF construction. Beamforming also demonstratesPlease cite this article in press as: Yao, H., et al., Estimation of surface wave Green's functions from correlation of direct waves, coda waves, and ambient noise in SE Tibet. Phys. Earth Planet. In

  18. Ambient Air Quality Criteria (Manitoba, Canada)

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    The Manitoba Ambient Air Quality Criteria schedule lists maximum time-based pollutant concentration levels for the protection and preservation of ambient air quality within the Province of Manitoba...

  19. ACOUSTIC VOCALIZATIONS OF DOLPHINS AND EFFECTS OF ANTHROPOGENIC NOISE 

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    Bosquez, Joclyn Destiny

    2013-09-25

    analyses carried out in Hong Kong, I describe potential variations among communication between local delphinids due to effects of ambient noise and propose improvements and/or regulations that can help decrease man-made noise....

  20. Robust multiuser detection in ?-stable distribution non-Gaussian noise 

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    Zhang, Jing

    2002-01-01

    In this thesis, we will model the ambient non-Gaussian noise as the ?-stable distribution because this model has many attractive properties. By using this noise model, the robust multiuser detectors achieve significant performance gain, and the two...

  1. Prediction of noise impacts by the proposed Vienna Unit No. 9

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    Cwiklewski, M.

    1980-02-01

    Noise predictions are presented for a proposed 600 MWE expansion of a power plant at Vienna, Maryland. Topics include ambient noise, continuous and non-continuous plant noise sources, propagation of noise to off-site areas, annoyance potential, compliance with state noise regulation, and predictions of traffic noise from the proposed rerouting of an adjacent highway.

  2. Combustion Noise

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    Dowling, Ann P.; Mahmoudi, Yasser

    2014-01-01

    Combustion noise is becoming increasingly important as a major noise source in aeroengines and ground based gas turbines. This is partially because advances in design have reduced the other noise sources, and partially because next generation...

  3. Salt-and-Pepper Noise Removal by Median-type Noise Detectors and

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    Chan, Raymond

    1 Salt-and-Pepper Noise Removal by Median-type Noise Detectors and Detail-preserving Regularization for removing salt-and-pepper impulse noise. In the first phase, an adaptive median filter is used to identify remove salt-and-pepper-noise with noise level as high as 90%. Index Terms Impulse noise, adaptive median

  4. Hawaii Energy Resource Overviews. Volume 1. Potential noise issues with geothermal development in Hawaii

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    Burgess, J.C.

    1980-06-01

    This report concerns primarily the environmental noise expected to arise from construction and operation at HGP-A. A brief discussion of expected noise effects if the geothermal field is developed is included. Some of this discussion is applicable to noise problems that may arise if other geothermal fields are found and developed, but site-specific discussion of other fields can be formulated only when exact locations are identified. There is information concerning noise at other geothermal fields, especially the Geysers. This report includes only second-hand references to such information. No measurements of ambient sound levels near the HGP-A are available, no reliable and carefully checked sound level measurements from the HGP-A well operation are available.

  5. Perfil Ambiental de Guatemala

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    Lopez-Carr, David

    Perfil Ambiental de Guatemala Informe sobre el estado del ambiente y bases para su evaluación sistemática Guatemala, 2004 UNIVERSIDAD RAFAEL LANDÍVAR Facultad de Ciencias Ambientales y Agrícolas Instituto de Guatemala Informe sobre el estado del ambiente y bases para su evaluación sistemática ISBN: 99922

  6. Low-noise SQUID

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    Dantsker, Eugene (Torrance, CA); Clarke, John (Berkeley, CA)

    2000-01-01

    The present invention comprises a high-transition-temperature superconducting device having low-magnitude low-frequency noise-characteristics in magnetic fields comprising superconducting films wherein the films have a width that is less than or equal to a critical width, w.sub.C, which depends on an ambient magnetic field. For operation in the Earth's magnetic field, the critical width is about 6 micrometers (.mu.m). When made with film widths of about 4 .mu.m an inventive high transition-temperature, superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) excluded magnetic flux vortices up to a threshold ambient magnetic field of about 100 microTesla (.mu.T). SQUIDs were fabricated having several different film strip patterns. When the film strip width was kept at about 4 .mu.m, the SQUIDs exhibited essentially no increase in low-frequency noise, even when cooled in static magnetic fields of magnitude up to 100 .mu.T. Furthermore, the mutual inductance between the inventive devices and a seven-turn spiral coil was at least 85% of that for inductive coupling to a conventional SQUID.

  7. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Ambient Air Pollution

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    Mulholland, James A.

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Ambient Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Emergency Department Visits Kristi Busico ambient air pollutants and cardiovascular disease (CVD), the roles of the physicochemical components the relation between ambient air pollution and cardiovascular conditions using ambient air quality data

  8. Emission features and expansion dynamics of nanosecond laser ablation plumes at different ambient pressures

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    Farid, N.; Harilal, S. S. Hassanein, A.; Ding, H.

    2014-01-21

    The influence of ambient pressure on the spectral emission features and expansion dynamics of a plasma plume generated on a metal target has been investigated. The plasma plumes were generated by irradiating Cu targets using 6?ns, 1064?nm pulses from a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The emission and expansion dynamics of the plasma plumes were studied by varying air ambient pressure levels ranging from vacuum to atmospheric pressure. The ambient pressure levels were found to affect both the line intensities and broadening along with the signal to background and signal to noise ratios and the optimum pressure conditions for analytical applications were evaluated. The characteristic plume parameters were estimated using emission spectroscopy means and noticed that the excitation temperature peaked ?300?Torr, while the electron density showed a maximum ?100?Torr. Fast-gated images showed a complex interaction between the plume and background air leading to changes in the plume geometry with pressure as well as time. Surface morphology of irradiated surface showed that the pressure of the ambient gas affects the laser-target coupling significantly.

  9. Volatile Organic Compounds in Untreated Ambient Groundwater of

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    Volatile Organic Compounds in Untreated Ambient Groundwater of the United States, 1985-1995 P A U L, ambient groundwater of the conterminous United States was conducted based on samples collected from 2948-chloropropane, which had a reporting level of 1.0 µg/L. Because ambient groundwater was targeted, areas of known

  10. Colored Noise in Quantum Chaos

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    Luca Salasnich

    2005-02-15

    We derive a set of spectral statistics whose power spectrum is characterized, in the case of chaotic quantum systems, by colored noise $1/f^{\\gamma}$, where the integer parameter $\\gamma$ critically depends on the specific energy-level statistic considered. In the case of regular quantum systems these spectral statistics show $1/f^{\\gamma+1}$ noise.

  11. Noise cancellation in magnetoencephalography and electroencephalography with isolated reference sensors

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    Kraus, Jr., Robert H.; Espy, Michelle A.; Matlachov, Andrei; Volegov, Petr

    2010-06-01

    An apparatus measures electromagnetic signals from a weak signal source. A plurality of primary sensors is placed in functional proximity to the weak signal source with an electromagnetic field isolation surface arranged adjacent the primary sensors and between the weak signal source and sources of ambient noise. A plurality of reference sensors is placed adjacent the electromagnetic field isolation surface and arranged between the electromagnetic isolation surface and sources of ambient noise.

  12. Evaluation of noise associated with geothermal development activities. Draft report, 31 July 1979-30 April 1982

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    Long, M.; Stern, R.

    1982-01-01

    This volume contains 93 data sheets for noise associated with geothermal development activities and geothermal well drilling noise levels from the long term noise monitoring program.

  13. KEPLER MISSION STELLAR AND INSTRUMENT NOISE PROPERTIES

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    Gilliland, Ronald L.; Chaplin, William J.; Elsworth, Yvonne P.; Miglio, Andrea; Dunham, Edward W.; Argabright, Vic S.; Borucki, William J.; Bryson, Stephen T.; Koch, David G.; Walkowicz, Lucianne M.; Basri, Gibor; Buzasi, Derek L.; Caldwell, Douglas A.; Jenkins, Jon M.; Van Cleve, Jeffrey; Welsh, William F.

    2011-11-01

    Kepler mission results are rapidly contributing to fundamentally new discoveries in both the exoplanet and asteroseismology fields. The data returned from Kepler are unique in terms of the number of stars observed, precision of photometry for time series observations, and the temporal extent of high duty cycle observations. As the first mission to provide extensive time series measurements on thousands of stars over months to years at a level hitherto possible only for the Sun, the results from Kepler will vastly increase our knowledge of stellar variability for quiet solar-type stars. Here, we report on the stellar noise inferred on the timescale of a few hours of most interest for detection of exoplanets via transits. By design the data from moderately bright Kepler stars are expected to have roughly comparable levels of noise intrinsic to the stars and arising from a combination of fundamental limitations such as Poisson statistics and any instrument noise. The noise levels attained by Kepler on-orbit exceed by some 50% the target levels for solar-type, quiet stars. We provide a decomposition of observed noise for an ensemble of 12th magnitude stars arising from fundamental terms (Poisson and readout noise), added noise due to the instrument and that intrinsic to the stars. The largest factor in the modestly higher than anticipated noise follows from intrinsic stellar noise. We show that using stellar parameters from galactic stellar synthesis models, and projections to stellar rotation, activity, and hence noise levels reproduce the primary intrinsic stellar noise features.

  14. Relativistic Noise

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    Joseph Kapusta; Berndt Mueller; Misha Stephanov

    2012-01-17

    The relativistic theory of hydrodynamic fluctuations, or noise, is derived and applied to high energy heavy ion collisions. These fluctuations are inherent in any space-time varying system and are in addition to initial state fluctuations. We illustrate the effects with the boost-invariant Bjorken solution to the hydrodynamic equations. Long range correlations in rapidity are induced by propagation of sound modes. The magnitude of these correlations are directly proportional to the viscosities. These fluctuations should be enhanced near a phase transition or rapid crossover.

  15. Ambient temperature cadmium zinc telluride radiation detector and amplifier circuit

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    McQuaid, J.H.; Lavietes, A.D.

    1998-05-26

    A low noise, low power consumption, compact, ambient temperature signal amplifier for a Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) radiation detector is disclosed. The amplifier can be used within a larger system (e.g., including a multi-channel analyzer) to allow isotopic analysis of radionuclides in the field. In one embodiment, the circuit stages of the low power, low noise amplifier are constructed using integrated circuit (IC) amplifiers , rather than discrete components, and include a very low noise, high gain, high bandwidth dual part preamplification stage, an amplification stage, and an filter stage. The low noise, low power consumption, compact, ambient temperature amplifier enables the CZT detector to achieve both the efficiency required to determine the presence of radionuclides and the resolution necessary to perform isotopic analysis to perform nuclear material identification. The present low noise, low power, compact, ambient temperature amplifier enables a CZT detector to achieve resolution of less than 3% full width at half maximum at 122 keV for a Cobalt-57 isotope source. By using IC circuits and using only a single 12 volt supply and ground, the novel amplifier provides significant power savings and is well suited for prolonged portable in-field use and does not require heavy, bulky power supply components. 9 figs.

  16. Ambient temperature cadmium zinc telluride radiation detector and amplifier circuit

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    McQuaid, James H. (Livermore, CA); Lavietes, Anthony D. (Hayward, CA)

    1998-05-29

    A low noise, low power consumption, compact, ambient temperature signal amplifier for a Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) radiation detector. The amplifier can be used within a larger system (e.g., including a multi-channel analyzer) to allow isotopic analysis of radionuclides in the field. In one embodiment, the circuit stages of the low power, low noise amplifier are constructed using integrated circuit (IC) amplifiers , rather than discrete components, and include a very low noise, high gain, high bandwidth dual part preamplification stage, an amplification stage, and an filter stage. The low noise, low power consumption, compact, ambient temperature amplifier enables the CZT detector to achieve both the efficiency required to determine the presence of radio nuclides and the resolution necessary to perform isotopic analysis to perform nuclear material identification. The present low noise, low power, compact, ambient temperature amplifier enables a CZT detector to achieve resolution of less than 3% full width at half maximum at 122 keV for a Cobalt-57 isotope source. By using IC circuits and using only a single 12 volt supply and ground, the novel amplifier provides significant power savings and is well suited for prolonged portable in-field use and does not require heavy, bulky power supply components.

  17. Asymmetric planar gradiometer for rejection of uniform ambient magnetic noise

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    Dantsker, Eugene (Torrance, CA); Clarke, John (Berkeley, CA)

    2000-01-01

    An asymmetric planar gradiometer for use in making biomagnetic measurements. The gradiometer is formed from a magnetometer which is inductively-coupled to the smaller of two connected loops patterned in a superconducting film which form a flux transformer. The magnetometer is based on a SQUID formed from a high T.sub.c superconducting material. The flux transformer and magnetometer may be formed on separate substrates, allowing the baseline to be increased relative to presently available devices.

  18. Geophysical inversion with adaptive array processing of ambient noise

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    Traer, James

    2011-01-01

    array, (b) SHARK array and (c) HRV seismic station. SWAMI52SHARK data from Aug 25– Sep 19 and HRV data from Aug 23–Sepbroadband seismic data from the HRV (Harvard) station in

  19. Depth profiling ambient noise in the deep ocean

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    Barclay, David Readshaw

    2011-01-01

    and the internal lithium ion batteries are re-charged viaelectronics, along with lithium ion batteries. Outside theunit comprised of four lithium ion batteries powers the

  20. Geophysical inversion with adaptive array processing of ambient noise

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    Traer, James

    2011-01-01

    a new air–sea interaction spar buoy: Design and performanceMiami Air-Sea Interaction Spar (ASIS) Buoys [11] generated

  1. Geophysical inversion with adaptive array processing of ambient noise

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    Traer, James

    2011-01-01

    transfer ocean surface wave energy into the Earth’s crustthe transmission of surface wave energy to seismic energy issteady high winds and wave energy [see Fig.2.1 (c)–(e)] over

  2. Nonlinear noise cancellation 

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    Strauch, Paul E

    Noise or interference is often assumed to be a random process. Conventional linear filtering, control or prediction techniques are used to cancel or reduce the noise. However, some noise processes have been shown to be ...

  3. NIF Ambient Vibration Measurements

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    Noble, C.R.; Hoehler, M.S., S.C. Sommer

    1999-11-29

    LLNL has an ongoing research and development project that includes developing data acquisition systems with remote wireless communication for monitoring the vibrations of large civil engineering structures. In order to establish the capability of performing remote sensing over an extended period of time, the researchers needed to apply this technology to a real structure. The construction of the National Ignition Facility provided an opportunity to test the data acquisition system on a large structure to monitor whether the facility is remaining within the strict ambient vibration guidelines. This document will briefly discuss the NIF ambient vibration requirements and summarize the vibration measurements performed during the Spring and Summer of 1999. In addition, a brief description of the sensors and the data acquisition systems will be provided in Appendix B.

  4. Global Noise Studies for CMS Tracker Upgrade

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    Arteche, F.; Esteban, C.; Echevarria, I.; Iglesias, M.; Rivetta, C.; Vila, I.; /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.

    2012-06-11

    The characterization of the noise emissions of DC-DC converters at system level is critical to optimize the design of the detector and define rules for the integration strategy. This paper presents the impedance effects on the noise emissions of DC-DC converters at system level. Conducted and radiated noise emissions at the input and at the output from DC-DC converters have been simulated for different types of power network and FEE impedances. System aspects as granularity, stray capacitances of the system and different working conditions of the DC-DC converters are presented too. This study has been carried out using simulation models of noise emissions of DC-DC converters in the real scenario. The results of these studies show important recommendations and criteria to be applied to integrate the DC-DC converters and decrease the system noise level.

  5. Nuclear spin noise in NMR revisited

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    Ferrand, Guillaume; Luong, Michel; Desvaux, Hervé

    2015-01-01

    The theoretical shapes of nuclear spin-noise spectra in NMR are derived by considering a receiver circuit with finite, preamplifier input impedance and a transmission line between the preamplifier and the probe. Using this model, it becomes possible to reproduce all observed experimental features: variation of the NMR resonance linewidth as a function of the transmission line phase, nuclear spin-noise signals appearing as a "bump" or as a "dip" superimposed on the average electronic noise level even for a spin system and probe at the same temperature, pure in-phase Lorentzian spin-noise signals exhibiting non-vanishing frequency shifts. Extensive comparison to experimental measurements validate the model predictions, and define the conditions for obtaining pure in-phase Lorentzian-shape nuclear spin noise with a vanishing frequency shift, in other words, the conditions for simultaneously obtaining the Spin-Noise and Frequency-Shift Tuning Optima.

  6. Shot-noise-limited optical Faraday polarimetry with enhanced laser noise cancelling

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    Li, Jiaming; Luo, Le Carvell, Jeff; Cheng, Ruihua; Lai, Tianshu Wang, Zixin

    2014-03-14

    We present a shot-noise-limited measurement of optical Faraday rotations with sub-ten-nanoradian angular sensitivity. This extremely high sensitivity is achieved by using electronic laser noise cancelling and phase sensitive detection. Specially, an electronic laser noise canceller with a common mode rejection ratio of over 100?dB was designed and built for enhanced laser noise cancelling. By measuring the Faraday rotation of ambient air, we demonstrate an angular sensitivity of up to 9.0×10{sup ?9}?rad/?(Hz), which is limited only by the shot-noise of the photocurrent of the detector. To date, this is the highest angular sensitivity ever reported for Faraday polarimeters in the absence of cavity enhancement. The measured Verdet constant of ambient air, 1.93(3)×10{sup ?9}rad/(G?cm) at 633?nm wavelength, agrees extremely well with the earlier experiments using high finesse optical cavities. Further, we demonstrate the applications of this sensitive technique in materials science by measuring the Faraday effect of an ultrathin iron film.

  7. Empirical Characterization of Camera Noise

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    Manduchi, Roberto; Baumgartner, Jeremy; Hinsche, Markus

    2013-01-01

    camera calibration and noise estimation. IEEE Transactionsestimation and removal of noise from a single image. IEEE279, 1998. 7. H. Tian. Noise Analysis in CMOS Image Sensors.

  8. Empirical Characterization of Camera Noise

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    Manduchi, Roberto; Baumgartner, Jeremy; Hinsche, Markus

    2013-01-01

    Empirical Characterization of Camera Noise JeremyAbstract. Noise characterization is important for severalprocedure produces a characterization of camera noise as a

  9. Minimal noise subsystems

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    Xiaoting Wang; Mark Byrd; Kurt Jacobs

    2013-05-09

    The existence of a decoherence-free subspace/subsystem (DFS) requires that the noise possesses a symmetry. In this work we consider noise models in which perturbations break this symmetry, so that the DFS for the unperturbed model experiences noise. We ask whether in this case there exist subspaces/subsystems that have less noise than the original DFS. We develop a numerical method to search for such minimal noise subsystems and apply it to a number of examples. For the examples we examine, we find that if the perturbation is local noise then there is no better subspace/subsystem than the original DFS. We also show that if the noise model remains collective, but is perturbed in a way that breaks the symmetry, then the minimal noise subsystem is distinct from the original DFS, and improves upon it.

  10. Seeing red in cyclic stratigraphy: Spectral noise estimation for astrochronology

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    Meyers, Stephen R.

    Seeing red in cyclic stratigraphy: Spectral noise estimation for astrochronology Stephen R. Meyers1.8% confidence level). Citation: Meyers, S. R. (2012), Seeing red in cyclic stratigraphy: Spectral noise is the time increment, rn is the red noise sequence, 0 r

  11. Learning Noise Michael Schmidt

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Learning Noise Michael Schmidt Computational Synthesis Laboratory Cornell University Ithaca NY to learning stochastic models with unsymmetrical noise distributions. Most learning algorithms try to learn from noisy data by modeling the maximum likelihood output or least squared error, assuming that noise

  12. Shot noise and thermal noise have long been

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    Sarpeshkar, Rahul

    in Shot noise and thermal noise have long been considered the results of two distinct mechanisms, but they aren't White Noise MOS Ti.ansistors and Resistors e live in a very energy-conscious era to the effects of noise. Hence, a good understanding of noise is timely. Most people find the subject of noise

  13. Ambient aromatic hydrocarbon measurements at Welgegund, South Africa

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    2014-01-01

    Ambient aromatic hydrocarbon measurements at Welgegund,Ambient aromatic hydrocarbon measurements at Welgegund,Ambient aromatic hydrocarbon measurements at Welgegund,

  14. Longitudinal beam dynamics with rf noise

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    Shih, H.J.; Ellison, J.A.; Cogburn, R.; Newberger, B.S.

    1993-06-01

    The Dome-Krinsky-Wang (DKW) diffusion-inaction theory for rf-noise-induced emittance dilution is reviewed and related to recent work on the approximation of stochastic processes by Markov processes. An accurate and efficient numerical procedure is developed to integrate the diffusion equation of the DKW theory. Tracking simulations are undertaken to check the validity of the theory in the parameter range of the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) and to provide additional information. The study of effects of rf noise is applied to two problems of interest at the SSC: (1) determination of noise tolerance levels in the rf system, and (2) feasibility of beam extraction using crystal channeling.

  15. Modeling of recurrent threshold crossings due to noise with long memory 

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    Singh, Abhishek Narayan

    2007-04-25

    it is of interest to study the behavior of this noise. Our method of modeling their recurring behavior relies on setting a particular threshold level for a particular level of noise and observing how frequently the noise crosses the threshold level. We also add a...

  16. Quantum Computers: Noise Propagation and Adversarial Noise Models

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    Kalai, Gil

    Quantum Computers: Noise Propagation and Adversarial Noise Models Gil Kalai Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Yale University April 21, 2009 Abstract In this paper we consider adversarial noise models." Detrimental noise is modeled after familiar properties of noise propagation. However, it can have various

  17. Observation of neutral sulfuric acid-amine containing clusters in laboratory and ambient measurements

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    Kuang C.; Zhao, J.; Smith, J. N.; Eisele, F. L.; Chen, M.; McMurry, P. H.

    2011-11-02

    Recent ab initio calculations showed that amines can enhance atmospheric sulfuric acid-water nucleation more effectively than ammonia, and this prediction has been substantiated in laboratory measurements. Laboratory studies have also shown that amines can effectively displace ammonia in several types of ammonium clusters. However, the roles of amines in cluster formation and growth at a microscopic molecular scale (from molecular sizes up to 2 nm) have not yet been well understood. Processes that must be understood include the incorporation of amines into sulfuric acid clusters and the formation of organic salts in freshly nucleated particles, which contributes significantly to particle growth rates. We report the first laboratory and ambient measurements of neutral sulfuric acid-amine clusters using the Cluster CIMS, a recently-developed mass spectrometer designed for measuring neutral clusters formed in the atmosphere during nucleation. An experimental technique, which we refer to as Semi-Ambient Signal Amplification (SASA), was employed. Sulfuric acid was added to ambient air, and the concentrations and composition of clusters in this mixture were analyzed by the Cluster CIMS. This experimental approach led to significantly higher cluster concentrations than are normally found in ambient air, thereby increasing signal-to-noise levels and allowing us to study reactions between gas phase species in ambient air and sulfuric acid containing clusters. Mass peaks corresponding to clusters containing four H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} molecules and one amine molecule were clearly observed, with the most abundant sulfuric acid-amine clusters being those containing a C2- or C4-amine (i.e. amines with masses of 45 and 73 amu). Evidence for C3- and C5-amines (i.e. amines with masses of 59 and 87 amu) was also found, but their correlation with sulfuric acid tetramer was not as strong as was observed for the C2- and C4-amines. The formation mechanisms for those sulfuric acid-amine clusters were investigated by varying the residence time in the inlet. It was concluded that the amines react directly with neutral clusters and that ion-induced clustering of sulfuric acid cluster ions with amines was not a dominant process. Results from ambient measurements using the Cluster CIMS without addition of sulfuric acid have shown that the sulfuric acid-amine clusters were reasonably well correlated with sulfuric acid tetramer and consistent with the SASA experiments at the same Boulder sampling site. Also, clusters that contain C2- or C4-amines were more abundant and better correlated with sulfuric acid tetramer than other types of amine containing clusters. However, ambient measurements of sulfuric acid-amine clusters remain difficult and highly uncertain because their concentrations are only slightly above background levels, even during nucleation events.

  18. Analog Noise Reduction in Enzymatic Logic Gates

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    Dmitriy Melnikov; Guinevere Strack; Marcos Pita; Vladimir Privman; Evgeny Katz

    2009-05-17

    In this work we demonstrate both experimentally and theoretically that the analog noise generation by a single enzymatic logic gate can be dramatically reduced to yield gate operation with virtually no input noise amplification. This is achieved by exploiting the enzyme's specificity when using a co-substrate that has a much lower affinity than the primary substrate. Under these conditions, we obtain a negligible increase in the noise output from the logic gate as compared to the input noise level. Experimental realizations of the AND logic gate with the enzyme horseradish peroxidase using hydrogen peroxide and two different co-substrates, 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS) and ferrocyanide, with vastly different rate constants confirmed our general theoretical conclusions.

  19. Amplitude modulation of wind turbine noise

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    Makarewicz, Rufin

    2013-01-01

    Due to swish and thump amplitude modulation, the noise of wind turbines cause more annoyance than other environmental noise of the same average level. The wind shear accounts for the thump modulation (van den Berg effect). Making use of the wind speed measurements at the hub height, as well as at the top and the bottom of the rotor disc (Fig.1), the non-standard wind profile is applied. It causes variations in the A-weighted sound pressure level, LpA. The difference between the maximum and minimum of LpA characterizes thump modulation (Fig.2).

  20. Blown flap noise

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    Haas Martin

    1972-01-01

    This report is concerned with the noise generated by blown flaps of the type currently being developed for the short take off and landing aircraft. The majority of the report is an experimental study of the sound-radiation ...

  1. Noise Estimation from a Single Image Ce Liu William T. Freeman

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    Freeman, William T.

    Noise Estimation from a Single Image Ce Liu William T. Freeman CS and AI Lab, MIT {celiu to the image noise level, making it an important quantity to es- timate. We show how to estimate an upper bound on the noise level from a single image based on a piecewise smooth image prior model and measured CCD camera

  2. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Ambient Air Pollution

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    Mulholland, James A.

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Ambient Air Pollution and Respiratory Emergency Department Visits Jennifer L. Peel pollution and respiratory outcomes. More refined assessment has been limited by study size and available air quality data. Methods: Measurements of 5 pollutants (particulate matter PM10 , ozone, nitrogen dioxide NO2

  3. Measurement Noise versus Process Noise in Ionosphere Estimation for WAAS

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    Stanford University

    Measurement Noise versus Process Noise in Ionosphere Estimation for WAAS Juan Blanch, Todd Walter of several parameters: the geometry of the measurements, the measurement noise, and the state of the ionosphere, which yields the process noise. It is very important to distinguish carefully between measurement

  4. Noise Suppression and Spectral Decomposition for State-Dependent Noise

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    Arnold, Elizabeth A.

    Noise Suppression and Spectral Decomposition for State-Dependent Noise in the Presence been shown that the observed noise amplitude of an intrinsically noisy system may be reduced by causing noise reduction in terms of the low-frequency end of the spectrum as well as the integrated spectrum

  5. Noise-induced transitions vs. noise-induced phase transitions

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    Toral, Raúl

    Noise-induced transitions vs. noise-induced phase transitions Raul Toral IFISC (Instituto de Física the field of noise-induced phase transitions, emphasizing the main differences with the phase-induced transitions and showing that they appear in different systems. I will show that a noise-induced transition can

  6. USING THE LINEAR NOISE APPROXIMATION TO CHARACTERIZE MOLECULAR NOISE IN

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    Ingalls, Brian

    USING THE LINEAR NOISE APPROXIMATION TO CHARACTERIZE MOLECULAR NOISE IN REACTION PATHWAYS Matthew Canada N2L 3G1 Abstract The Linear Noise Approximation offers an elegant analytic method to probe the effects of molecular noise on small-scale chemical reaction pathways by expanding the full chemical Master

  7. Substrate Noise Reduction Based On Noise Aware Cell Design

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    Friedman, Eby G.

    Substrate Noise Reduction Based On Noise Aware Cell Design Emre Salman, Eby G. Friedman Department dedicated sub- strate contacts in those cells behaving as aggressive digital noise generators. These contacts are connected to a dedicated ground network. The proposed approach reduces two primary noise

  8. Noise correlation in CBCT projection data and its application for noise reduction in low-dose CBCT

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    Zhang, Hua; Ouyang, Luo; Wang, Jing E-mail: jing.wang@utsouthwestern.edu; Ma, Jianhua E-mail: jing.wang@utsouthwestern.edu; Huang, Jing; Chen, Wufan

    2014-03-15

    Purpose: To study the noise correlation properties of cone-beam CT (CBCT) projection data and to incorporate the noise correlation information to a statistics-based projection restoration algorithm for noise reduction in low-dose CBCT. Methods: In this study, the authors systematically investigated the noise correlation properties among detector bins of CBCT projection data by analyzing repeated projection measurements. The measurements were performed on a TrueBeam onboard CBCT imaging system with a 4030CB flat panel detector. An anthropomorphic male pelvis phantom was used to acquire 500 repeated projection data at six different dose levels from 0.1 to 1.6 mAs per projection at three fixed angles. To minimize the influence of the lag effect, lag correction was performed on the consecutively acquired projection data. The noise correlation coefficient between detector bin pairs was calculated from the corrected projection data. The noise correlation among CBCT projection data was then incorporated into the covariance matrix of the penalized weighted least-squares (PWLS) criterion for noise reduction of low-dose CBCT. Results: The analyses of the repeated measurements show that noise correlation coefficients are nonzero between the nearest neighboring bins of CBCT projection data. The average noise correlation coefficients for the first- and second-order neighbors are 0.20 and 0.06, respectively. The noise correlation coefficients are independent of the dose level. Reconstruction of the pelvis phantom shows that the PWLS criterion with consideration of noise correlation (PWLS-Cor) results in a lower noise level as compared to the PWLS criterion without considering the noise correlation (PWLS-Dia) at the matched resolution. At the 2.0 mm resolution level in the axial-plane noise resolution tradeoff analysis, the noise level of the PWLS-Cor reconstruction is 6.3% lower than that of the PWLS-Dia reconstruction. Conclusions: Noise is correlated among nearest neighboring detector bins of CBCT projection data. An accurate noise model of CBCT projection data can improve the performance of the statistics-based projection restoration algorithm for low-dose CBCT.

  9. Quantum Computers: Noise Propagation and Adversarial Noise Models

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    Gil Kalai

    2009-04-21

    In this paper we consider adversarial noise models that will fail quantum error correction and fault-tolerant quantum computation. We describe known results regarding high-rate noise, sequential computation, and reversible noisy computation. We continue by discussing highly correlated noise and the "boundary," in terms of correlation of errors, of the "threshold theorem." Next, we draw a picture of adversarial forms of noise called (collectively) "detrimental noise." Detrimental noise is modeled after familiar properties of noise propagation. However, it can have various causes. We start by pointing out the difference between detrimental noise and standard noise models for two qubits and proceed to a discussion of highly entangled states, the rate of noise, and general noisy quantum systems.

  10. Ambient pressure fuel cell system

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    Wilson, Mahlon S. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2000-01-01

    An ambient pressure fuel cell system is provided with a fuel cell stack formed from a plurality of fuel cells having membrane/electrode assemblies (MEAs) that are hydrated with liquid water and bipolar plates with anode and cathode sides for distributing hydrogen fuel gas and water to a first side of each one of the MEAs and air with reactant oxygen gas to a second side of each one of the MEAs. A pump supplies liquid water to the fuel cells. A recirculating system may be used to return unused hydrogen fuel gas to the stack. A near-ambient pressure blower blows air through the fuel cell stack in excess of reaction stoichiometric amounts to react with the hydrogen fuel gas.

  11. Noise-induced Turbulence in Nonlocally Coupled Oscillators

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    Yoji Kawamura; Hiroya Nakao; Yoshiki Kuramoto

    2007-02-22

    We demonstrate that nonlocally coupled limit-cycle oscillators subject to spatiotemporally white Gaussian noise can exhibit a noise-induced transition to turbulent states. After illustrating noise-induced turbulent states with numerical simulations using two representative models of limit-cycle oscillators, we develop a theory that clarifies the effective dynamical instabilities leading to the turbulent behavior using a hierarchy of dynamical reduction methods. We determine the parameter region where the system can exhibit noise-induced turbulent states, which is successfully confirmed by extensive numerical simulations at each level of the reduction.

  12. Thermal noise driven computing

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    Laszlo B. Kish

    2006-10-28

    The possibility of a new type of computing, where thermal noise is the information carrier and the clock in a computer, is studied. The information channel capacity and the lower limit of energy requirement/dissipation are studied in a simple digital system with zero threshold voltage, for the case of error probability close to 0.5, when the thermal noise is equal to or greater than the digital signal. In a simple hypothetical realization of a thermal noise driven gate, the lower limit of energy needed to generate the digital signal is 1.1*kT/bit. The arrangement has potentially improved energy efficiency and it is free of leakage current, crosstalk and ground plane electromagnetic interference problems. Disadvantage is the large number of redundancy elements needed for low-error operation.

  13. On noise induced Poincaré–Andronov–Hopf bifurcation

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    Samanta, Himadri S.; Bhattacharjee, Jayanta K.; Bhattacharyay, Arijit; Chakraborty, Sagar

    2014-12-01

    It has been numerically seen that noise introduces stable well-defined oscillatory state in a system with unstable limit cycles resulting from subcritical Poincaré–Andronov–Hopf (or simply Hopf) bifurcation. This phenomenon is analogous to the well known stochastic resonance in the sense that it effectively converts noise into useful energy. Herein, we clearly explain how noise induced imperfection in the bifurcation is a generic reason for such a phenomenon to occur and provide explicit analytical calculations in order to explain the typical square-root dependence of the oscillations' amplitude on the noise level below a certain threshold value. Also, we argue that the noise can bring forth oscillations in average sense even in the absence of a limit cycle. Thus, we bring forward the inherent general mechanism of the noise induced Hopf bifurcation naturally realisable across disciplines.

  14. Coating thermal noise of a finite-size cylindrical mirror

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    Kentaro Somiya; Kazuhiro Yamamoto

    2009-03-17

    Thermal noise of a mirror is one of the limiting noise sources in the high precision measurement such as gravitational-wave detection, and the modeling of thermal noise has been developed and refined over a decade. In this paper, we present a derivation of coating thermal noise of a finite-size cylindrical mirror based on the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. The result agrees to a previous result with an infinite-size mirror in the limit of large thickness, and also agrees to an independent result based on the mode expansion with a thin-mirror approximation. Our study will play an important role not only to accurately estimate the thermal-noise level of gravitational-wave detectors but also to help analyzing thermal noise in quantum-measurement experiments with lighter mirrors.

  15. Noise Secured Internet

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    Geraldo A. Barbosa

    2006-02-28

    This work shows how a secure Internet can be implemented through a fast key distribution system that uses physical noise to protect the transmitted information. Starting from a shared random sequence $K_0$ between two (or more) users, longsequences $R$ of random bits can be shared. The signals sent over the Internet are deterministic but have a built-in Nature-made uncertainty that protects the shared sequences. After privacy amplification the shared $R$ random bits --encrypted by noise-- are subsequently utilized in one-time-pad data ciphering.

  16. Fighting noise with noise in realistic quantum teleportation

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    Raphael Fortes; Gustavo Rigolin

    2015-08-03

    We investigate how the efficiency of the quantum teleportation protocol is affected when the qubits involved in the protocol are subjected to noise or decoherence. We study all types of noise usually encountered in real world implementations of quantum communication protocols, namely, the bit flip, phase flip (phase damping), depolarizing, and amplitude damping noise. Several realistic scenarios are studied in which a part or all of the qubits employed in the execution of the quantum teleportation protocol are subjected to the same or different types of noise. We find noise scenarios not yet known in which more noise or less entanglement lead to more efficiency. Furthermore, we show that if noise is unavoidable it is better to subject the qubits to different noise channels in order to obtain an increase in the efficiency of the protocol.

  17. QUANTUM NOISE THEORY FOR THE dc SQUID

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    Koch, Roger H.

    2013-01-01

    Letters LIBRARY AND QUANTUM NOISE THEORY FOR THE de SQUIDLetters LBL 11729 QUANTUM NOISE THEORY FOR THE de SQUIDCalifornia 94720 Abstract The noise temperature of a de

  18. NOISE CONSIDERATIONS IN MILLIMETER-WAVE SPECTROMETERS

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    Zoellner, W.D.

    2011-01-01

    Presence of Oscillator Noise," Rev. Sci. Instr. B. Leskovar,UC-37 - \\V _V MASTER NOISE CONSIDERATIONS IN MILLIMETER-WAVEUK NOISE CONSIDERATIONS IN MILLIMETER-

  19. Spectral analysis of vibratory gyro noise

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    Kim, D; M'Closkey, RT

    2013-01-01

    Leland, “Mechanical–thermal noise in mems gyroscopes,” IEEEMechanical-thermal noise in micromachined acoustic andAnalysis of Vibratory Gyro Noise Dennis Kim and Robert M’

  20. Citizen Noise Pollution Monitoring Maisonneuve

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    TAGora project

    Citizen Noise Pollution Monitoring Nicolas Maisonneuve Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris pollution involving citizens and built upon the notions of participatory sensing and citizen science. We, Experimentation. Keywords Noise pollution, citizen science, sustainability, participatory sensing, geo

  1. A low-noise ferrite magnetic shield T. W. Kornack,a

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    Romalis, Mike

    A low-noise ferrite magnetic shield T. W. Kornack,a S. J. Smullin, S.-K. Lee, and M. V. Romalis similar to commonly used high permeability metals but have lower intrinsic magnetic noise generated with a spin-exchange relaxation-free atomic magnetometer reveal a noise level of 0.75 fT Hz-1/2 , 25 times

  2. Introduction to Quantum Noise, Measurement and Amplification A.A. Clerk,1

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    Clerk, Aashish

    and Quantum Noise 5 A. Classical noise correlators 5 B. Square law detectors and classical spectrum analyzers 6 C. Introduction to quantum noise 7 III. Quantum Spectrum Analyzers 8 A. Two-level system as a spectrum analyzer 8 B. Harmonic oscillator as a spectrum analyzer 11 C. Practical quantum spectrum

  3. An evaluation of models for diotic and dichotic detection in reproducible noises

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    Carney, Laurel H.

    An evaluation of models for diotic and dichotic detection in reproducible noises Sean A. Davidson psychophysical models for masked detection were evaluated using reproducible noises. The data were hit and false deviations of interaural time and level differences; however, these models offered no predictions for noise

  4. Diversity and Noise Effects in a Model of Homeostatic Regulation of the Sleep-Wake Cycle

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    Toral, Raúl

    Diversity and Noise Effects in a Model of Homeostatic Regulation of the Sleep-Wake Cycle Marco is introduced and used to systematically study the generalized model for different levels of noise and diversity R (2012) Diversity and Noise Effects in a Model of Homeostatic Regulation of the Sleep- Wake Cycle

  5. Effects of Noise on Sound Detection and Acoustic Communication in Fishes

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    Ladich, Friedrich

    Chapter 4 Effects of Noise on Sound Detection and Acoustic Communication in Fishes Friedrich Ladich, and vocalizing animals. Fish hearing sensitivity declines when exposed to high noise levels or in the presence of masking noise, in particular, in taxa possessing hearing enhancements. Most vocal fishes commu- nicate

  6. Quantum Model Of Spin Noise

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    R. Annabestani; D. G. Cory; J. Emerson

    2015-03-03

    Any ensemble of quantum particles exhibits statistical fluctuations known as spin noise. Here, we provide a description of spin noise in the language of open quantum systems. The description unifies the signatures of spin noise under both strong and weak measurements. Further, the model accounts for arbitrary spin dynamics from an arbitrary initial state. In all cases we can find both the spin noise and its time correlation function.

  7. Predetermining acceptable noise limits in EXAFS spectra in the limit of stochastic noise

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    Hu, Yung-Jin; Booth, Corwin H

    2009-12-14

    EXAFS measurements are used to probe a variety of experimental systems, but excel at elucidating local structure in samples which have slight disorder or no long-range crystalline order. Of special interest to the authors is the use of EXAFS in understanding the molecular-level binding structure and characteristics of actinides on the surface of environmental minerals and model mineral analogs. In environmental systems the element of interest can be on the order of 10-7% by weight of the total sample. Obviously such samples would be impossible to measure using EXAFS techniques. It is therefore essential to increase the concentration of the element of interest while still preserving a sample's ability to represent environmental conditions. Under such low concentration limits it is expected that the collected data is countrate, or stochastically limited. This condition occurs as we approach the signal-to-noise (S/N) limit of the technique where the random noise of the measurement process dominates over possible systematic errors. When stochastic error is expected to dominate systematic error, it is possible to predict, with the use of simulations, the ability of model fits to tolerate a certain level of stochastic noise. Elsewhere in these proceedings, we discuss how to tell when systematic errors dominate in measured EXAFS spectrum. Here, we outline a technique for determining the number of EXAFS scans necessary to test the relevance of a given structural model. Appropriate stochastic noise levels are determined for each point in r-space by collecting data on a real system. These noise levels are then applied to EXAFS simulations using a test model. In this way, all significant systematic error sources are eliminated in the simulated data. The structural model is then fit to the simulated data, decreasing the noise and increasing the k-range of the fit until the veracity of the model passes an F-test. This paper outlines a method of testing model systems in EXAFS fitting before measurements are conducted to determine the quality of measured data required for fitting of a particular model system with statistical confidence. It is important to reiterate that the calculated {alpha}surface in figure 1 is only applicable to the particular model presented in this paper. Furthermore, this procedure only takes into account stochastic noise; consequentially any confidence levels calculated should be viewed as upper limits to the confidence levels in systems which also contain a significant amount of systematic noise.

  8. C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova del 18.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova del 18

  9. C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova! e- = #12;C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti = #12;C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova

  10. Measured Aperture-Array Noise Temperature of the Mark II Phased Array Feed for ASKAP

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    Chippendale, A P; Beresford, R J; Hampson, G A; Shaw, R D; Hayman, D B; Macleod, A; Forsyth, A R; Hay, S G; Leach, M; Cantrall, C; Brothers, M L; Hotan, A W

    2015-01-01

    We have measured the aperture-array noise temperature of the first Mk. II phased array feed that CSIRO has built for the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope. As an aperture array, the Mk. II phased array feed achieves a beam equivalent noise temperature less than 40 K from 0.78 GHz to 1.7 GHz and less than 50 K from 0.7 GHz to 1.8 GHz for a boresight beam directed at the zenith. We believe these are the lowest reported noise temperatures over these frequency ranges for ambient-temperature phased arrays. The measured noise temperature includes receiver electronics noise, ohmic losses in the array, and stray radiation from sidelobes illuminating the sky and ground away from the desired field of view. This phased array feed was designed for the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder to demonstrate fast astronomical surveys with a wide field of view for the Square Kilometre Array.

  11. Chaos and Noise

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    Temple He; Salman Habib

    2012-11-20

    Simple dynamical systems -- with a small number of degrees of freedom -- can behave in a complex manner due to the presence of chaos. Such systems are most often (idealized) limiting cases of more realistic situations. Isolating a small number of dynamical degrees of freedom in a realistically coupled system generically yields reduced equations with terms that can have a stochastic interpretation. In situations where both noise and chaos can potentially exist, it is not immediately obvious how Lyapunov exponents, key to characterizing chaos, should be properly defined. In this paper, we show how to do this in a class of well-defined noise-driven dynamical systems, derived from an underlying Hamiltonian model.

  12. Optical Johnson noise thermometry

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    Shepard, Robert L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Blalock, Theron V. (Knoxville, TN); Roberts, Michael J. (Knoxville, TN); Maxey, Lonnie C. (Powell, TN)

    1992-01-01

    Method and device for direct, non-contact temperature measure of a body. A laser beam is reflected from the surface of the body and detected along with the Planck radiation. The detected signal is analyzed using signal correlation technique to generate an output signal proportional to the Johnson noise introduced into the reflected laser beam as a direct measure of the absolute temperature of the body.

  13. An experimental study of low-frequency amplitude noise in a fibre Bragg grating laser diode

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    Zholnerov, V S; Ivanov, A V; Kurnosov, V D; Kurnosov, K V; Romantsevich, V I; Chernov, R V

    2013-09-30

    We have studied the amplitude noise in a fibre Bragg grating laser diode. It has been shown that discontinuities in noise characteristics correlate with those in the power – current and spectral characteristics of the laser diode, whereas the noise characteristics of the pump source have no such discontinuities. The highest noise level has been observed at pump currents corresponding to concurrent generation of two longitudinal modes. (lasers)

  14. TH-A-18C-03: Noise Correlation in CBCT Projection Data and Its Application for Noise Reduction in Low-Dose CBCT

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    ZHANG, H; Huang, J; Ma, J; Chen, W; Ouyang, L; Wang, J

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: To study the noise correlation properties of cone-beam CT (CBCT) projection data and to incorporate the noise correlation information to a statistics-based projection restoration algorithm for noise reduction in low-dose CBCT. Methods: In this study, we systematically investigated the noise correlation properties among detector bins of CBCT projection data by analyzing repeated projection measurements. The measurements were performed on a TrueBeam on-board CBCT imaging system with a 4030CB flat panel detector. An anthropomorphic male pelvis phantom was used to acquire 500 repeated projection data at six different dose levels from 0.1 mAs to 1.6 mAs per projection at three fixed angles. To minimize the influence of the lag effect, lag correction was performed on the consecutively acquired projection data. The noise correlation coefficient between detector bin pairs was calculated from the corrected projection data. The noise correlation among CBCT projection data was then incorporated into the covariance matrix of the penalized weighted least-squares (PWLS) criterion for noise reduction of low-dose CBCT. Results: The analyses of the repeated measurements show that noise correlation coefficients are non-zero between the nearest neighboring bins of CBCT projection data. The average noise correlation coefficients for the first- and second- order neighbors are about 0.20 and 0.06, respectively. The noise correlation coefficients are independent of the dose level. Reconstruction of the pelvis phantom shows that the PWLS criterion with consideration of noise correlation (PWLS-Cor) results in a lower noise level as compared to the PWLS criterion without considering the noise correlation (PWLS-Dia) at the matched resolution. Conclusion: Noise is correlated among nearest neighboring detector bins of CBCT projection data. An accurate noise model of CBCT projection data can improve the performance of the statistics-based projection restoration algorithm for low-dose CBCT.

  15. Noise tolerant spatiotemporal chaos computing

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    Kia, Behnam; Kia, Sarvenaz; Ditto, William L.; Lindner, John F.; Sinha, Sudeshna

    2014-12-01

    We introduce and design a noise tolerant chaos computing system based on a coupled map lattice (CML) and the noise reduction capabilities inherent in coupled dynamical systems. The resulting spatiotemporal chaos computing system is more robust to noise than a single map chaos computing system. In this CML based approach to computing, under the coupled dynamics, the local noise from different nodes of the lattice diffuses across the lattice, and it attenuates each other's effects, resulting in a system with less noise content and a more robust chaos computing architecture.

  16. Noise sensitivity of Boolean functions and percolation

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    Steif, Jeffrey

    Noise sensitivity of Boolean functions and percolation Christophe Garban1 Jeffrey E. Steif2 1 ENS, Kalai, Linial theorem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 5 Noise sensitivity and noise stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 6 The Benjamini, Kalai and Schramm noise sensitivity

  17. Conquering Noise for Accurate RF and

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    Anlage, Steven

    Conquering Noise for Accurate RF and Microwave Signal © Agilent Technologies, Inc. 2009 Microwave Signal Measurements Presented by: Ernie Jackson #12;The Noise Presentation · Review of Basics, Some Advanced & Newer Approaches · Noise in Signal Measurements-Summary · Basic Noise Reduction Approaches

  18. 1/f noise in semiconductor and metal nanocrystal solids

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    Liu, Heng Lhuillier, Emmanuel Guyot-Sionnest, Philippe

    2014-04-21

    Electrical 1/f noise is measured in thin films of CdSe, CdSe/CdS, ZnO, HgTe quantum dots and Au nanocrystals. The 1/f noise, normalized per nanoparticle, shows no systematic dependence on the nanoparticle material and the coupling material. However, over 10 orders of magnitude, it correlates well with the nearest neighbor conductance suggesting some universal magnitude of the 1/f noise in these granular conductors. In the hopping regime, the main mechanism of 1/f noise is determined to be mobility fluctuated. In the metallic regime obtained with gold nanoparticle films, the noise drops to a similar level as bulk gold films and with a similar temperature dependence.

  19. Diffusion Tubes for Ambient NO2 Monitoring

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    Short, Daniel

    2 Monitoring: Practical Guidance AEA Energy & Environment iii Foreword Palmes-type diffusion tubesDiffusion Tubes for Ambient NO2 Monitoring: Practical Guidance for Laboratories and Users Report Monitoring: Practical Guidance AEA/ENV/R/2504 ­ Issue 1a Title Diffusion Tubes for Ambient NO2 Monitoring

  20. Ambiente Online.pt Pas: Portugal

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Universidades e politécnicos não dispensam cursos de Ambiente e Energia 2012-08-27 Apesar da crise, que obrigou universidades e politécnicos a ajustarem as suas ofertas à contracção do mercado, o ambiente e a energia são SERVIÇOS DIRECTÓRIO DE EMPRESAS Software de modelação hidráulica para água, saneamento e águas pluviais

  1. Liquid level detector

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    Grasso, A.P.

    1984-02-21

    A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which vapor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

  2. Liquid level detector

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    Grasso, Albert P. (Vernon, CT)

    1986-01-01

    A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which apor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

  3. Hydrodynamic noise and Bjorken expansion

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    J. I. Kapusta; B. Müller; M. Stephanov

    2012-11-14

    Using the Bjorken expansion model we study the effect of intrinsic hydrodynamic noise on the correlations observed in heavy-ion collisions.

  4. Quantum noise in photothermal cooling

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    De Liberato, Simone [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Lambert, Neill [Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Nori, Franco [Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Physics Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

    2011-03-15

    We study the problem of cooling a mechanical oscillator using the photothermal (bolometric) force. Contrary to previous attempts to model this system, we take into account the noise effects due to the granular nature of photon absorption. We achieve this by developing a Langevin formalism for the motion of the cantilever, valid in the bad-cavity limit, which includes both photon absorption shot noise and the noise due to radiation pressure. This allows us to tackle the cooling problem down to the noise-dominated regime and to find reasonable estimates for the lowest achievable phonon occupation in the cantilever.

  5. C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova del 20 per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova del 20/01/2012 Cognome: Nome: Matricola

  6. C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova del 18/11/2011 Cognome: Nome: Matricola: Scrivere le soluzioni.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova del 18

  7. MAESTRA EN DESARROLLO Y AMBIENTE Objetivo del programa

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    Vásquez, Carlos

    ) Transformación del ambiente por la actividad humana 3 Desarrollo sustentable 3 Economía ambiental y de los Pobreza, desigualdad y desarrollo humano 3 El Desarrollo humano y sustentable: principios, conocimientos Líneas de investigación Educación, Interpretación y Psicología Ambiental Desarrollo Sustentable y

  8. Influence of refraction on wind turbine noise

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    Makarewicz, Rufin

    2013-01-01

    A semi-empirical method is applied to calculate the time-average sound level of wind turbine noise generation and propagation. Both are affected by wind shear refraction. Under upwind conditions the partially ensonified zone separates the fully ensonified zone (close to the turbine) and the shadow zone (far away from the turbine). Refraction is described in terms of the wind speed linear profile fitted to the power law profile. The rotating blades are treated as a two-dimensional circular source in the vertical plane. Inside the partially ensonified zone the effective A-weighted sound power decreases to zero when the receiver moves from the turbine toward the shadow zone. The presented results would be useful in practical applications to give a quick estimate of the effect of refraction on wind turbine noise.

  9. Emergency generator facility noise control

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    Cass, G.R.

    1982-01-01

    In the past decade, great strides have been made in the adoption of noise control regulations and implementation of noise control measures; however, still prevelant are problems in the interpretation and enforcement of these regulations. Many planning commissions, building departments, and other local government officials are not aware of acoustical nomenclature and principles, although their responsibilities include making binding decisions regarding their community's noise control programs. This paper discusses a project undertaken by Dames and Moore to aid a developer to comply with strict noise regulation. Construction called for a computer/office complex in a light industrial park, located adjacent to an established suburban residential neighborhood. The major noise source consisted of an emergency generating facility including twelve-1200 kw diesel generators, twelve rooftop-mounted radiator units, six rooftop-mounted 20-hp, 50,000 cfm vaneaxial exhaust fans, and four 100-hp cooling towers.

  10. Chapter 53 Ambient Air Quality (Kentucky)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Kentucky Administrative Regulation Chapter 53, entitled Ambient Air Quality, is promulgated under the authority of the Division of Air Quality within the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Department...

  11. Modeling noise induced resonance in an excitable system: An alternative approach

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    Md. Nurujjaman

    2009-12-16

    Recently, it is observed [Md. Nurujjaman et al, Phy. Rev. E \\textbf{80}, 015201 (R) (2009)] that in an excitable system, one can maintain noise induced coherency in the coherence resonance by blocking the destructive effect of the noise on the system at higher noise level. This phenomenon of constant coherence resonance (CCR) cannot be explained by the existing way of simulation of the model equations of an excitable system with added noise. In this paper, we have proposed a general model which explains the noise induced resonance phenomenon CCR as well as coherence resonance (CR) and stochastic resonance (SR). The simulation has been carried out considering the basic mechanism of noise induced resonance phenomena: noise only perturbs the system control parameter to excite coherent oscillations, taking proper precautions so that the destructive effect of noise does not affect the system. In this approach, the CR has been obtained from the interference between the system output and noise, and the SR has been obtained by adding noise and a subthreshold signal. This also explains the observation of the frequency shift of coherent oscillations in the CCR with noise level.

  12. Radial anisotropy in the crust of SE Tibet and SW China from ambient noise interferometry

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    van der Hilst, Robert Dirk

    with geological data, including constraints on shortening and uplift history, the topography of this region heat flow [Hu et al., 2000], and low electrical resistivity [Bai et al., 2010] sug- gest that at least

  13. Increases in deep ocean ambient noise in the northeast pacific west of San Nicolas Island, California

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    McDonald, M A; Hildebrand, John A; Wiggins, S M

    2006-01-01

    shelf. A nearby weather buoy gives detailed information on2003 at Tanner Bank ?NDBC buoy 46047?. The in?uence of windavailable from a National Data Buoy Center ?NDBC? weather

  14. Ambient noise interferometry and surface-wave array tomography in southeastern Tibet

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    Yao, Huajian

    2009-01-01

    The primary goal of my doctoral research is to understand the crustal and upper mantle structure and deformation in southeastern Tibet. To improve the resolution in the crust, we developed a new approach for surface-wave ...

  15. Low wave speed zones in the crust beneath SE Tibet revealed by ambient noise

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    Niu, Fenglin

    , China, 4 State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resource and Prospecting, and Unconventional Natural Gas

  16. Noise emission during the first powerboat race in an Alpine lake and potential impact on fish communities

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    Ladich, Friedrich

    Noise emission during the first powerboat race in an Alpine lake and potential impact on fish 25 August 2004 In order to assess the effects of high-speed boating on fish communities, noise levels were measured during the first Class 1 powerboat race on the Austrian Lake Traunsee. The noise spectra

  17. NOISE AND OPTIMIZATION OF THE dc SQUID

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    Tesche, Claudia Denke

    2011-01-01

    unpublished). A. Van der Ziel, Noise (Prentice-Hall, Inc. ,MAY 29 19ft LBL-8510 MASTER NOISE AND OPTIMIZATION OF THE deW-7405-ENG-48 LBL-8510 NOISE AND OPTIMIZATION OF THE dc

  18. Noise Injection for Search Privacy Protection

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    Ye, Shaozhi; Wu, S F; Pandey, Raju; Chen, Hao

    2009-01-01

    W. Gray, “On introducing noise into the bus-contention chan-R. Pandey, and H. Chen, “Noise injection for search privacyNoise Injection for Search Privacy Protection Shaozhi Ye,

  19. Reducing the overhead for quantum computation when noise is biased

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    Paul Webster; Stephen D. Bartlett; David Poulin

    2015-09-16

    We analyse a model for fault-tolerant quantum computation with low overhead suitable for situations where the noise is biased. The basis for this scheme is a gadget for the fault-tolerant preparation of magic states that enable universal fault-tolerant quantum computation using only Clifford gates that preserve the noise bias. We analyse the distillation of $|T\\rangle$-type magic states using this gadget at the physical level, followed by concatenation with the 15-qubit quantum Reed-Muller code, and comparing our results with standard constructions. In the regime where the noise bias (rate of Pauli $Z$ errors relative to other single-qubit errors) is greater than a factor of 10, our scheme has lower overhead across a broad range of relevant noise rates.

  20. Newtonian-noise cancellation in full-tensor gravitational-wave detectors

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    Jan Harms; Ho Jung Paik

    2015-04-18

    Terrestrial gravity noise, also known as Newtonian noise, produced by ambient seismic and infrasound fields will pose one of the main sensitivity limitations in low-frequency, ground-based, gravitational-wave (GW) detectors. It was estimated that this noise foreground needs to be suppressed by about 3 -- 5 orders of magnitude in the frequency band 10\\,mHz to 1\\,Hz, which will be extremely challenging. In this article, we present a new approach that greatly facilitates cancellation of gravity noise in full-tensor GW detectors. The method uses optimal combinations of tensor channels and environmental sensors such as seismometers and microphones to reduce gravity noise. It makes explicit use of the direction of propagation of a GW, and can therefore either be implemented in directional searches for GWs or in observations of known sources. We show that suppression of the Newtonian-noise foreground is greatly facilitated using the extra strain channels in full-tensor GW detectors. Only a modest number of auxiliary, high-sensitivity environmental sensors are required to achieve noise suppression by a few orders of magnitude.

  1. Turbulence ingestion noise of open rotors

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    Robison, Rosalyn Aruna Venner

    2012-04-10

    the propfan. 2Higher speeds would be desirable for long-haul flights. The conventional turboprop, a close relative of the open rotor, only delivers efficiency savings when travelling below Mach 0.6, although advanced turboprops do exceed this. 5 6 1... frequency (both of which are different for the propfan and the turbofan) affect annoyance levels (McCurdy, 1990). Tonal noise is usually perceived as more irritating by the human ear than broadband, and frequencies within the range 2-6 kHz are perceived...

  2. Noise as Information for Illiquidity

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    Hu, Grace Xing

    We propose a market-wide liquidity measure by exploiting the connection between the amount of arbitrage capital in the market and observed “noise” in U.S. Treasury bonds—the shortage of arbitrage capital allows yields to ...

  3. C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova del 14/01/2011 Cognome: Nome: Matricola: Scrivere le soluzioni nei e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova del 14/01/2011 Cognome: Nome

  4. C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e per l'Ambiente e per i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova del 03/12/2010 Cognome: Nome: Matricola: Scrivere le, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Prova del 03/12/2010 Cognome: Nome: Matricola: Scrivere le soluzioni

  5. Noise spectroscopy of an optical microresonator

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    Kozlov, G. G.

    2013-05-15

    The noise spectrum is calculated for the intensity of light transmitted through an optical microresonator whose thickness experiences thermal oscillations. The noise spectrum reveals a maximum at the frequency of an acoustic mode localized in the optical microresonator and depends on the size of the illuminated region. The noise intensity estimates show that it can be detected by the modern noise spectroscopy technique.

  6. External noise yields a What template?

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    Klein, Stanley

    External noise yields a surprise: What template? Stanley Klein, Dennis Levi, Suko Toyofuku Vision Science University of California, Berkeley #12;Overview Detection of patterns in noise Why noise masking is a powerful technique The Lu-Dosher framework: useful black boxes Graham-Nachmias experiment in noise (detect

  7. 5th International Meeting Wind Turbine Noise

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 5th International Meeting on Wind Turbine Noise Denver 28 ­ 30 August 2013 Wind Turbine Noise Broadband noise generated aerodynamically is the dominant noise source for a modern wind turbine(Brooks et turbines . First, a wall pressure spectral model proposed recently by Rozenberg, Robert and Moreau

  8. Noise Compensation for Subspace Gaussian Mixture Models

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Noise Compensation for Subspace Gaussian Mixture Models Liang Lu University of Edinburgh Joint work condition (i.e. noise), the gain disappears Goal Noise compensation for SGMM Method Model space compensation . . .· · · · · · · · · · ·· · ·· · ···· · ·· · ·· vjk Liang Lu, Interspeech, September, 2012 R T S C R T S C #12;Noise compensation Larger modelling

  9. Acoustic noise in deep ice and environmental conditions at the South Pole

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    Timo Karg; for the IceCube Collaboration

    2008-11-07

    To study the acoustic properties of the Antarctic ice the South Pole Acoustic Test Setup (SPATS) was installed in the upper part of drill holes for the IceCube neutrino observatory. An important parameter for the design of a future acoustic neutrino telescope is the acoustic background noise in the ice and its spatial and temporal variations. We study the absolute noise level depth profile from SPATS data and discuss systematic uncertainties. The measured noise is very stable over one year of data taking, and we estimate the absolute noise level to be < 10 mPa in the frequency range from 10 kHz to 50 kHz at depths below 200 m. This noise level is of the same order of magnitude as observed by ocean based acoustic neutrino detection projects in good weather conditions.

  10. Spin noise spectroscopy of ZnO

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    Horn, H.; Berski, F.; Hübner, J.; Oestreich, M.; Balocchi, A.; Marie, X.; Mansur-Al-Suleiman, M.; Bakin, A.; Waag, A.

    2013-12-04

    We investigate the thermal equilibrium dynamics of electron spins bound to donors in nanoporous ZnO by optical spin noise spectroscopy. The spin noise spectra reveal two noise contributions: A weak spin noise signal from undisturbed localized donor electrons with a dephasing time of 24 ns due to hyperfine interaction and a strong spin noise signal with a spin dephasing time of 5 ns which we attribute to localized donor electrons which interact with lattice defects.

  11. Editing Noise Noise is used to create realistic animations that look

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    Lee, In-Kwon

    Editing Noise Abstract Noise is used to create realistic animations that look like natural. In this paper, we suggest a method to edit noise values to satisfy the constraints that reflect the user's demands while maintaining the inherent statistical features of the noise function. Noise editing uses

  12. NOISE CONTROL METHODS FOR A RECIPROCATING AIR COMPRESSOR USED IN FUEL CELL AUXILIARY POWER UNIT (APU)

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    NOISE CONTROL METHODS FOR A RECIPROCATING AIR COMPRESSOR USED IN FUEL CELL AUXILIARY POWER UNIT What is Fuel Cell APU? Why use APU? To reduce overall noise levels in a fuel cell auxiliary power unit (APU) Main Components Foundation Power source Microphones Spectrum analyzer Stack of fuel cells

  13. A low phase noise ring oscillator phase-locked loop for wireless applications

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    Weltin-Wu, Colin

    2005-01-01

    This thesis describes the circuit level design of a 900MHz [Sigma][Detta] ring oscillator based phase-locked loop using 0.35[mu]m technology. Multiple phase noise theories are considered giving insight into low phase-noise ...

  14. November 9, 1998 NOISE EXPOSURE IN METAL AND NONMETAL MINES AND MILLS

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    Minnesota, University of

    dosimeter samples to determine compliance with the 90 dBA permissible exposure limit (PEL). Most noise dosimeters as the primary instrument for determining compliance. (4) A dosimeter determines the entire shift. The dosimeter is particularly useful for measuring intermittent and variable noise levels

  15. Empirical Study of Noise Dependence in Electrochemical Sensors

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    De Micheli, Giovanni

    for H2O2 and Ferrocyanide with bare sensors, and with sensors functionalized with Multi-Walled Carbon effect; H2O2; Ferrocyanide; chronoamperometry. I. INTRODUCTION Understanding the noise mechanism would level, two different target molecules, i.e. H2O2 and Ferrocyanide are chosen because of their popularity

  16. Underwater noise from offshore oil production Christine Erbea)

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    Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels moored off Western Australia are presented. Monopole source for the six FPSOs. Noise levels did not scale with FPSO size or power. The 5th, 50th (median), and 95th Date Accepted: March 25, 2013 1. Introduction A Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO

  17. Auditory Responses in Normal-Hearing, Noise-Exposed Ears

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    Stamper, Greta

    2013-12-31

    and a click stimulus. DPOAEs were assessed at 1, 2 and 4 kHz. Significantly smaller amplitudes were seen in wave I of the ABR in response to high-level (e.g., 70 to 90 dB nHL) click and 4 kHz tone bursts in ears with greater noise-exposure backgrounds...

  18. Fast quantum noise in the Landau-Zener transition 

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    Pokrovsky, Valery L.; Sun, D.

    2007-01-01

    We show by direct calculation starting from a microscopic model that the two-state system with time-dependent energy levels in the presence of fast quantum noise obeys the master equation. The solution of master equation is found analytically...

  19. RADIONUCLIDE TRANSPORT MODELS UNDER AMBIENT CONDITIONS

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    S. Magnuson

    2004-11-01

    The purpose of this model report is to document the unsaturated zone (UZ) radionuclide transport model, which evaluates, by means of three-dimensional numerical models, the transport of radioactive solutes and colloids in the UZ, under ambient conditions, from the repository horizon to the water table at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

  20. Projection screen having reduced ambient light scattering

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    Sweatt, William C. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2010-05-11

    An apparatus and method for improving the contrast between incident projected light and ambient light reflected from a projection screen are described. The efficiency of the projection screen for reflection of the projected light remains high, while permitting the projection screen to be utilized in a brightly lighted room. Light power requirements from the projection system utilized may be reduced.

  1. Robust Speech Recognition Under Noisy Ambient

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    6.4.2 Robust Feature Selection and Extraction Methods .................................... 145 6 ..................................................................................................................... 156 ABSTRACT Automatic speech recognition is critical in natural human-centric interfaces for ambient, and a number of commercial speech recognition products (from Nuance, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, etc

  2. Ambient Telepresence: Colleague Awareness in Smart Environments

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    Beigl, Michael

    · Building smartness into the things that surround us rather than introducing new smart devices · CollectingAmbient Telepresence: Colleague Awareness in Smart Environments Hans-W. Gellersen and Michael Beigl-located. In this approach, everyday things that people use are augmented with awareness technology, creating a smart

  3. C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate-riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 04. 11. 2009

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate- riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate- riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 04. 11. 2009 1

  4. C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 20. 1. 2009

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 20. 1. 2009 1. Calcolare (a

  5. Control of a 2-Level System to Reduce Colored Noise

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    Avron, Joseph

    Institute of Technology Shebat, 5773 Haifa January 2013 #12;This research thesis was done under Unconstrained control 22 8 Energy constraint 24 9 Coherence gain upper bound 26 10 Optimal square pulse 27 11 Asymptotic optimality 28 12 Summary 29 12.1 List of main results

  6. Channel noise induced stochastic facilitation in an auditory brainstem neuron model

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    Brett A. Schmerl; Mark D. McDonnell

    2013-12-05

    Neuronal membrane potentials fluctuate stochastically due to conductance changes caused by random transitions between the open and close states of ion channels. Although it has previously been shown that channel noise can nontrivially affect neuronal dynamics, it is unknown whether ion-channel noise is strong enough to act as a noise source for hypothesised noise-enhanced information processing in real neuronal systems, i.e. 'stochastic facilitation.' Here, we demonstrate that biophysical models of channel noise can give rise to two kinds of recently discovered stochastic facilitation effects in a Hodgkin-Huxley-like model of auditory brainstem neurons. The first, known as slope-based stochastic resonance (SBSR), enables phasic neurons to emit action potentials that can encode the slope of inputs that vary slowly relative to key time-constants in the model. The second, known as inverse stochastic resonance (ISR), occurs in tonically firing neurons when small levels of noise inhibit tonic firing and replace it with burst-like dynamics. Consistent with previous work, we conclude that channel noise can provide significant variability in firing dynamics, even for large numbers of channels. Moreover, our results show that possible associated computational benefits may occur due to channel noise in neurons of the auditory brainstem. This holds whether the firing dynamics in the model are phasic (SBSR can occur due to channel noise) or tonic (ISR can occur due to channel noise).

  7. How Common are Noise Sources on the Crash Arc of Malaysian Flight 370

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    Fenimore, Edward E.; Kunkle, Thomas David; Stead, Richard J.

    2014-10-21

    Malaysian Flight 370 disappeared nearly without a trace. Besides some communication handshakes to the INMASAT satellite, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty monitoring system could have heard the aircraft crash into the southern Indian Ocean. One noise event from Cape Leeuwin has been suggested by Stead as the crash and occurs within the crash location suggested by Kunkle at el. We analyze the hydrophone data from Cape Leeuwin to understand how common such noise events are on the arc of possible locations where Malaysian Flight 370 might have crashed. Few other noise sources were found on the arc. The noise event found by Stead is the strongest. No noise events are seen within the Australian Transportation Safety Board (ATSB) new search location until the 10th strongest event, an event which is very close to the noise level.

  8. Noise suppressing capillary separation system

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    Yeung, Edward S. (Ames, IA); Xue, Yongjun (Norwich, NY)

    1996-07-30

    A noise-suppressing capillary separation system for detecting the real-time presence or concentration of an analyte in a sample is provided. The system contains a capillary separation means through which the analyte is moved, a coherent light source that generates a beam which is split into a reference beam and a sample beam that irradiate the capillary, and a detector for detecting the reference beam and the sample beam light that transmits through the capillary. The laser beam is of a wavelength effective to be absorbed by a chromophore in the capillary. The system includes a noise suppressing system to improve performance and accuracy without signal averaging or multiple scans.

  9. Low noise optical position sensor

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    Spear, Jonathan David (Berkeley, CA)

    1999-01-01

    A novel optical position sensor is described that uses two component photodiodes electrically connected in parallel, with opposing polarities. A lens provides optical gain and restricts the acceptance angle of the detector. The response of the device to displacements of an optical spot is similar to that of a conventional bi-cell type position sensitive detector. However, the component photodiode design enables simpler electronic amplification with inherently less electrical noise than the bi-cell. Measurements by the sensor of the pointing noise of a focused helium-neon laser as a function of frequency demonstrate high sensitivity and suitability for optical probe beam deflection experiments.

  10. Laser Noise Reduction in Air

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    Pierre Bejot; Jerome Kasparian; Estelle Salmon; Roland Ackermann; Nicolas Gisin; Jean-Pierre Wolf

    2006-08-09

    Fluctuations of the white-light supercontinuum produced by ultrashort laser pulses in selfguided filaments (spatio-temporal solitons) in air are investigated. We demonstrate that correlations exist within the white-light supercontinuum, and that they can be used to significantly reduce the laser intensity noise by filtering the spectrum. More precisely, the fundamental wavelength is anticorrelated with the wings of the continuum, while conjugated wavelength pairs on both sides of the continuum are strongly correlated. Spectral filtering of the continuum reduces the laser intensity noise by 1.2 dB, showing that fluctuations are rejected to the edges of the spectrum.

  11. Predetermining acceptable noise limits in EXAFS spectra in the limit of stochastic noise

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    Hu, Yung-Jin

    2010-01-01

    Predetermining acceptable noise limits of EXAFS spectrain the limit of stochastic noise Yung-Jin Hu 1 and Corwin H.The e?ect of stochastic noise on Extended X-ray Absorption

  12. Measuring Coastal Boating Noise to Assess Potential Impacts on Marine Life

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    Matzner, Shari; Jones, Mark E.

    2011-07-01

    Article requested for submission in Sea Technology Magazine describing the Underwater Noise From Small Boats. An Overlooked Component of the Acoustic Environment in Coastal Areas. Underwater noise and its effects on marine life deserve attention as human activity in the marine environment increases. Noise can affect fish and marine mammals in ways that are physiological, as in auditory threshold shifts, and behavioral, as in changes in foraging habits. One anthropogenic source of underwater noise that has received little attention to date is recreational boating. Coastal areas and archipelago regions, which play a crucial role in the marine ecosystem, are often subject to high levels of boat traffic. In order to better understand the noise produced by a small powerboat, a test was conducted in Sequim Bay, Washington, using an instrumented research vessel and multiple acoustic sensors. The broadband noise and narrowband peak levels were observed from two different locations while the boat was operated under various conditions. The results, combined with background noise levels, sound propagation and local boat traffic patterns, can provide a picture of the total boating noise to which marine life may be subjected.

  13. Quantum Noise Filtering via Cross-Correlations

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    Boaz Tamir; Eliahu Cohen

    2015-04-04

    Motivated by successful classical models for noise reduction, we suggest a quantum technique for filtering noise out of quantum states. The purpose of this paper is twofold: presenting a simple construction of quantum cross-correlations between two wave-functions, and presenting a scheme for a quantum noise filtering. We follow a well-known scheme in classical communication theory that attenuates random noise, and show that one can build a quantum analog by using non-trace-preserving operators. By this we introduce a classically motivated signal processing scheme to quantum information theory, which can help reducing quantum noise, and particularly, phase flip noise.

  14. Noise-Induced Transitions in Optomechanical Synchronization

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    Talitha Weiss; Andreas Kronwald; Florian Marquardt

    2015-07-22

    We study how quantum and thermal noise affects synchronization of two optomechanical limit-cycle oscillators. Classically, in the absence of noise, optomechanical systems tend to synchronize either in-phase or anti-phase. Taking into account the fundamental quantum noise, we find a regime where fluctuations drive transitions between these classical synchronization states. We investigate how this "mixed" synchronization regime emerges from the noiseless system by studying the classical-to-quantum crossover and we show how the time scales of the transitions vary with the effective noise strength. In addition, we compare the effects of thermal noise to the effects of quantum noise.

  15. Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations, Ambient Air Quality Standards (Vermont)

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    The ambient air quality standards are based on the national ambient air quality standards. The Vermont standards are classified as primary and secondary standards and judged adequate to protect...

  16. Guia para a Avaliao do Risco Ambiental de Organismos

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    Parrott, Wayne

    . Vários autores. Bibliografia 1. Agricultura 2. Biotecnologia 3. Engenharia genética 4. Organismos : Transgênicos : Engenharia genética : Biotecnologia 660.65 #12;Guia para a Avaliação do Risco Ambiental de Professora Associada de Biotecnologia, Departamento de Meio Ambiente e Desenvolvimento, Universidade Zamorano

  17. Amplification induced by white noise

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    Masamichi Ishihara

    2006-03-01

    We investigate the amplification of the field induced by white noise. In the present study, we study a stochastic equation which has two parameters, the energy $\\omega(\\vec{k})$ of a free particle and the coupling strength $D$ between the field and white noise, where the quantity $\\vec{k}$ represents the momentum of a free particle. This equation is reduced to the equation with one parameter $\\alpha(\\vec{k})$ which is defined as $\\alpha(\\vec{k}) = D (\\omega(\\vec{k}))^{-3/2}$. We obtain the expression of the exponent statistically averaged over the unit time and derive an approximate expression of it. In addition, the exponent is obtained numerically by solving the stochastic equation. We find that the amplification increases with $\\alpha(\\vec{k})$. This indicates that white noise can amplify the fields for soft modes if the mass $m$ of the field is sufficiently light and if the strength of the coupling between the field and white noise is sufficiently strong, when the energy $\\omega(\\vec{k})$ is equal to $\\sqrt{m^{2} + \\vec{k}^{2}}$. We show that the $\\alpha(\\vec{k})$ dependence of the exponent statistically averaged is qualitatively similar to that of the exponent obtained by solving the stochastic equation numerically, and that these two exponents for the small value of $\\alpha(\\vec{k})$ are quantitatively similar.

  18. Noise Properties of Rectifying Nanopores

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    Powell, M R; Sa, N; Davenport, M; Healy, K; Vlassiouk, I; Letant, S E; Baker, L A; Siwy, Z S

    2011-02-18

    Ion currents through three types of rectifying nanoporous structures are studied and compared for the first time: conically shaped polymer nanopores, glass nanopipettes, and silicon nitride nanopores. Time signals of ion currents are analyzed by power spectrum. We focus on the low-frequency range where the power spectrum magnitude scales with frequency, f, as 1/f. Glass nanopipettes and polymer nanopores exhibit non-equilibrium 1/f noise, thus the normalized power spectrum depends on the voltage polarity and magnitude. In contrast, 1/f noise in rectifying silicon nitride nanopores is of equilibrium character. Various mechanisms underlying the voltage-dependent 1/f noise are explored and discussed, including intrinsic pore wall dynamics, and formation of vortices and non-linear flow patterns in the pore. Experimental data are supported by modeling of ion currents based on the coupled Poisson-Nernst-Planck and Navier Stokes equations. We conclude that the voltage-dependent 1/f noise observed in polymer and glass asymmetric nanopores might result from high and asymmetric electric fields inducing secondary effects in the pore such as enhanced water dissociation.

  19. Next Generation Robust Low Noise Seismometer for Nuclear Monitoring

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    Abramovich, Igor A.

    2013-06-20

    Implementation of the proposed seismometers turned out to be much more challenging than anticipated. The noise levels achieved are indeed well below those ever featured by any electrochemical sensor and just very nearly miss reaching the original objectives. However, while noise-wise the instruments could still prove their usefulness, especially considering their robustness and no-maintenance operation, the implementation of the proposed noise-reduction concept resulted in much larger and heavier devices than originally expected. Moreover, these large dimensions relate only to single-component vertical sensors. While building similar horizontal component is possible, the resulting three-component instrument would be way too large and heavy to be of any practical use. The prototype instruments developed and built retained the inherent advantages of the electrochemical seismometers: no maintenance operation; ability to perform with large installation tilts; and, unfortunately, to a much lesser extent in terms of robustness.

  20. Superpoissonian shot noise in organic magnetic tunnel junctions

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    Cascales, Juan Pedro; Martinez, Isidoro; Aliev, Farkhad G.; Hong, Jhen-Yong; Lin, Minn-Tsong; Szczepa?ski, Tomasz; Dugaev, Vitalii K.; Barna?, Józef

    2014-12-08

    Organic molecules have recently revolutionized ways to create new spintronic devices. Despite intense studies, the statistics of tunneling electrons through organic barriers remains unclear. Here, we investigate conductance and shot noise in magnetic tunnel junctions with 3,4,9,10-perylene-teracarboxylic dianhydride (PTCDA) barriers a few nm thick. For junctions in the electron tunneling regime, with magnetoresistance ratios between 10% and 40%, we observe superpoissonian shot noise. The Fano factor exceeds in 1.5–2 times the maximum values reported for magnetic tunnel junctions with inorganic barriers, indicating spin dependent bunching in tunneling. We explain our main findings in terms of a model which includes tunneling through a two level (or multilevel) system, originated from interfacial bonds of the PTCDA molecules. Our results suggest that interfaces play an important role in the control of shot noise when electrons tunnel through organic barriers.

  1. Smart Lighting: LED Implementation and Ambient Communication Applications

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    Smart Lighting: LED Implementation and Ambient Communication Applications by Nicholas Adrian Galano............................................................................................................................................1 LED Implementation..........................................................................................................................2 LED Energy Usage

  2. LHC Beam Diffusion Dependence on RF Noise: Models And Measurements

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    Mastorides, T.; Rivetta, C.; Fox, J.D.; Van Winkle, D.; Baudrenghien, P.; Butterworth, A.; Molendijk, J.; ,

    2010-09-14

    Radio Frequency (RF) accelerating system noise and non-idealities can have detrimental impact on the LHC performance through longitudinal motion and longitudinal emittance growth. A theoretical formalism has been developed to relate the beam and RF loop dynamics with the bunch length growth [1]. Measurements were conducted at LHC to validate the formalism, determine the performance limiting RF components, and provide the foundation for beam diffusion estimates for higher energies and intensities. A brief summary of these results is presented in this work. During a long store, the relation between the energy lost to synchrotron radiation and the noise injected to the beam by the RF accelerating voltage determines the growth of the bunch energy spread and longitudinal emittance. Since the proton synchrotron radiation in the LHC is very low, the beam diffusion is extremely sensitive to RF perturbations. The theoretical formalism presented in [1], suggests that the noise experienced by the beam depends on the cavity phase noise power spectrum, filtered by the beam transfer function, and aliased due to the periodic sampling of the accelerating voltage signal V{sub c}. Additionally, the dependence of the RF accelerating cavity noise spectrum on the Low Level RF (LLRF) configurations has been predicted using time-domain simulations and models [2]. In this work, initial measurements at the LHC supporting the above theoretical formalism and simulation predictions are presented.

  3. THE DEVELOPMENT OF NICKEL-FREE AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEELS FOR AMBIENT AND CRYOGENIC APPLICATIONS

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    Haddick, Glen T.

    2011-01-01

    OF NICKEL-FREE AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEELS FOR AMBIENT ANDOF NICKEL-FREE AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEELS FOR AMBIENT ANDOF NICKEL-FREE AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEELS FOR AMBIENT AND

  4. Electric Power From Ambient Energy Sources

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    DeSteese, John G.; Hammerstrom, Donald J.; Schienbein, Lawrence A.

    2000-10-03

    This report summarizes research on opportunities to produce electric power from ambient sources as an alternative to using portable battery packs or hydrocarbon-fueled systems in remote areas. The work was an activity in the Advanced Concepts Project conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the Office of Research and Development in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nonproliferation and National Security.

  5. CENTRO INTERUNIVERSITARIO DI TECNOLOGIA E CHIMICA DELL'AMBIENTE

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    Di Pillo, Gianni

    CENTRO INTERUNIVERSITARIO DI TECNOLOGIA E CHIMICA DELL'AMBIENTE Via Eudossiana, 18 ­ 00184 Roma.I.T.C.A. - Centro Interuniversitario di Tecnologia e Chimica dell'Ambiente intende conferire un incarico per lo settore "Tecnologia e chimica applicate alla tutela dell'ambiente: la bonifica dei siti contaminati

  6. Sudden Noise Reduction Based on GMM with Noise Power Estimation Nobuyuki Miyake, Tetsuya Takiguchi and Yasuo Ariki

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    Takiguchi, Tetsuya

    Sudden Noise Reduction Based on GMM with Noise Power Estimation Nobuyuki Miyake, Tetsuya Takiguchi sudden noise using noise detection and classification methods, and noise power es- timation. Sudden noise detection and classification have been dealt with in our previous study. In this paper, noise classifi

  7. Noise Reduced Realized Volatility: A Kalman Filter Approach

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    Owens, John; Steigerwald, Douglas G

    2009-01-01

    F. , 2004. Microstructure Noise, Realized Volatility, andof Market Microstructure Noise. Working Paper w9611, NBER.Noise Reduced Realized Volatility: A Kalman Filter Approach

  8. Modeling long-period noise in kinematic GPS applications

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    Borsa, Adrian A; Minster, J B; Bills, B G; Fricker, H A

    2007-01-01

    show that removing the noise model dramatically attenuatespreferentially return noise models with a spectral index2 after correction for GPS noise model calculated in this

  9. Listening to the noise: random fluctuations reveal gene network...

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    Title: Listening to the noise: random fluctuations reveal gene network parameters The cellular environment is abuzz with noise. The origin of this noise is attributed to the...

  10. Noise analysis for comparator-based circuits

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    Sepke, Todd

    Noise analysis for comparator-based circuits is presented. The goal is to gain insight into the different sources of noise in these circuits for design purposes. After the general analysis techniques are established, they ...

  11. Power supply noise in delay testing 

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    Wang, Jing

    2009-05-15

    As technology scales into the Deep Sub-Micron (DSM) regime, circuit designs have become more and more sensitive to power supply noise. Excessive noise can significantly affect the timing performance of DSM designs and cause ...

  12. Quantum Noise in Conventional Optical Heterodyne Devices

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    Dechao He; Boya Xie; Yu Xiao; Sheng Feng

    2014-10-31

    By invoking the quantum theory of optical coherence, we theoretically show that the quantum noise in conventional optical heterodyne devices, which were previously identified as usual phase-insensitive amplifiers with additional quantum noise, is similar to that in optical homodyne devices, as verified by experimental data. Albeit more study is demanded to understand this result, it is certain that neither the uncertainty principle nor Caves's theorem for quantum noise of linear amplifiers sets a limit to the quantum noise of heterodyne devices.

  13. Effects of Noise on Rodent Physiology

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    Baldwin, Ann Linda

    2007-01-01

    content of noise in the animal house. Laboratory Animals,in laboratories and animal houses: A possible cause for

  14. Noise Load Management at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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    Boucherie, Richard J.

    Noise Load Management at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol T.R. Meerburg , R.J. Boucherie , M.J.A.L. van objective is to guarantee safety, efficiency, and protection of the environment, that includes noise load contributes to the noise load at these points. If the cumulative load in an aviation year at an enforce- ment

  15. Noise autocorrelation spectroscopy with coherent Raman scattering

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    Loss, Daniel

    LETTERS Noise autocorrelation spectroscopy with coherent Raman scattering XIAOJI G. XU, STANISLAV O to noise. Here, we present a new approach to coherent Raman spectroscopy in which high resolution is achieved by means of deliberately introduced noise. The proposed method combines the efficiency

  16. Low frequency noise in superconducting qubits

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    Fominov, Yakov

    Low frequency noise in superconducting qubits Lara Faoro and Lev Ioffe Rutgers University (USA) Exp-traps Faoro and Ioffe, PRL 96, 47001 (2006) · a discussion on the mysterious and puzzling flux noise at low... IN PROGRESS WITH EXPERIMENTALISTS! 4. Origin of low frequency flux noise at low temperature ? WHAT THE HELL

  17. Noise canceling in-situ detection

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    Walsh, David O.

    2014-08-26

    Technologies applicable to noise canceling in-situ NMR detection and imaging are disclosed. An example noise canceling in-situ NMR detection apparatus may comprise one or more of a static magnetic field generator, an alternating magnetic field generator, an in-situ NMR detection device, an auxiliary noise detection device, and a computer.

  18. Charge Noise in Graphene Transistors Iddo Heller,,

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    Dekker, Cees

    Charge Noise in Graphene Transistors Iddo Heller,,§ Sohail Chatoor, Jaan Ma¨nnik, Marcel A. G an experimental study of 1/f noise in liquid-gated graphene transistors. We show that the gate dependence to the graphene, while at high carrier density it is consistent with noise due to scattering in the channel

  19. Review of Flicker Noise Spectroscopy in Electrochemistry

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    Timashev, Serge F; 10.1142/S0219477507003829

    2008-01-01

    This review presents the fundamentals of Flicker-Noise Spectroscopy (FNS), a general phenomenological methodology in which the dynamics and structure of complex systems, characterized by nonlinear interactions, dissipation, and inertia, are analyzed by extracting information from various signals with stochastically varying components generated by the systems. The basic idea of FNS is to treat the correlation links present in sequences of different irregularities, such as spikes, "jumps", and discontinuities in derivatives of different orders, on all levels of the spatiotemporal hierarchy of the system under study as main information carriers. The tools to extract and analyze the information are power spectra and difference moments (structural functions) of various orders. Presently, FNS can be applied to three types of problems: (1) determination of parameters or patterns that characterize the dynamics or structural features of complex systems; (2) finding precursors of abrupt changes in the state of various ...

  20. Noise Brush: Interactive High Quality Image-Noise Separation Chi-Keung Tang

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    Wang, Jue

    Noise Brush: Interactive High Quality Image-Noise Separation Jia Chen Chi-Keung Tang The Hong) and a noise layer (bottom) (this example is produced by Noiseware [Imagenomic Inc. 2008]), our system provides the user with a set of easy interactive control to achieve high quality image-noise separation shown in (c

  1. kT/C noise: Covariance matrix calculation of instationary noise in time-varying systems

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    Noé, Reinhold

    kT/C noise: Covariance matrix calculation of instationary noise in time-varying systems Reinhold kT/C noise is treated analytically, using explicit and implicit notations of differential equations to take into account high integrator bandwidth, slow switching and other methods to mediate kT/C noise

  2. Noise suppressing capillary separation system

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    Yeung, E.S.; Xue, Y.

    1996-07-30

    A noise-suppressing capillary separation system for detecting the real-time presence or concentration of an analyte in a sample is provided. The system contains a capillary separation means through which the analyte is moved, a coherent light source that generates a beam which is split into a reference beam and a sample beam that irradiate the capillary, and a detector for detecting the reference beam and the sample beam light that transmits through the capillary. The laser beam is of a wavelength effective to be absorbed by a chromophore in the capillary. The system includes a noise suppressing system to improve performance and accuracy without signal averaging or multiple scans. 13 figs.

  3. Low-noise pulse conditioner

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    Bird, D.A.

    1981-06-16

    A low-noise pulse conditioner is provided for driving electronic digital processing circuitry directly from differentially induced input pulses. The circuit uses a unique differential-to-peak detector circuit to generate a dynamic reference signal proportional to the input peak voltage. The input pulses are compared with the reference signal in an input network which operates in full differential mode with only a passive input filter. This reduces the introduction of circuit-induced noise, or jitter, generated in ground referenced input elements normally used in pulse conditioning circuits, especially speed transducer processing circuits. This circuit may be used for conditioning the sensor signal from the Fidler coil in a gas centrifuge for separation of isotopic gaseous mixtures.

  4. Development of computer program ENMASK for prediction of residual environmental masking-noise spectra, from any three independent environmental parameters

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    Chang, Y.-S.; Liebich, R. E.; Chun, K. C.

    2000-03-31

    Residual environmental sound can mask intrusive4 (unwanted) sound. It is a factor that can affect noise impacts and must be considered both in noise-impact studies and in noise-mitigation designs. Models for quantitative prediction of sensation level (audibility) and psychological effects of intrusive noise require an input with 1/3 octave-band spectral resolution of environmental masking noise. However, the majority of published residual environmental masking-noise data are given with either octave-band frequency resolution or only single A-weighted decibel values. A model has been developed that enables estimation of 1/3 octave-band residual environmental masking-noise spectra and relates certain environmental parameters to A-weighted sound level. This model provides a correlation among three environmental conditions: measured residual A-weighted sound-pressure level, proximity to a major roadway, and population density. Cited field-study data were used to compute the most probable 1/3 octave-band sound-pressure spectrum corresponding to any selected one of these three inputs. In turn, such spectra can be used as an input to models for prediction of noise impacts. This paper discusses specific algorithms included in the newly developed computer program ENMASK. In addition, the relative audibility of the environmental masking-noise spectra at different A-weighted sound levels is discussed, which is determined by using the methodology of program ENAUDIBL.

  5. Coating thermal noise for arbitrary shaped beams

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    Richard O'Shaughnessy

    2006-10-13

    Advanced LIGO's sensitivity will be limited by coating noise. Though this noise depends on beam shape, and though nongaussian beams are being seriously considered for advanced LIGO, no published analysis exists to compare the quantitative thermal noise improvement alternate beams offer. In this paper, we derive and discuss a simple integral which completely characterizes the dependence of coating thermal noise on shape. The derivation used applies equally well, with minor modifications, to all other forms of thermal noise in the low-frequency limit.

  6. Electric-Field Noise above a Thin Dielectric Layer on Metal Electrodes

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    Muir Kumph; Carsten Henkel; Peter Rabl; Michael Brownnutt; Rainer Blatt

    2015-11-02

    The electric-field noise above a layered structure composed of a planar metal electrode covered by a thin dielectric is evaluated and it is found that the dielectric film considerably increases the noise level, in proportion to its thickness. Importantly, even a thin (mono) layer of a low-loss dielectric can enhance the noise level by several orders of magnitude compared to the noise above a bare metal. Close to this layered surface, the power spectral density of the electric field varies with the inverse fourth power of the distance to the surface, rather than with the inverse square, as it would above a bare metal surface. Furthermore, compared to a clean metal, where the noise spectrum does not vary with frequency (in the radio-wave and microwave bands), the dielectric layer can generate electric-field noise which scales in inverse proportion to the frequency. For various realistic scenarios, the noise levels predicted from this model are comparable to those observed in trapped-ion experiments. Thus, these findings are of particular importance for the understanding and mitigation of unwanted heating and decoherence in miniaturized ion traps.

  7. Electric-Field Noise above a Thin Dielectric Layer on Metal Electrodes

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    Kumph, Muir; Rabl, Peter; Brownnutt, Michael; Blatt, Rainer

    2015-01-01

    The electric-field noise above a layered structure composed of a planar metal electrode covered by a thin dielectric is evaluated and it is found that the dielectric film considerably increases the noise level, in proportion to its thickness. Importantly, even a thin (mono) layer of a low-loss dielectric can enhance the noise level by several orders of magnitude compared to the noise above a bare metal. Close to this layered surface, the power spectral density of the electric field varies with the inverse fourth power of the distance to the surface, rather than with the inverse square, as it would above a bare metal surface. Furthermore, compared to a clean metal, where the noise spectrum does not vary with frequency (in the radio-wave and microwave bands), the dielectric layer can generate electric-field noise which scales in inverse proportion to the frequency. For various realistic scenarios, the noise levels predicted from this model are comparable to those observed in trapped-ion experiments. Thus, these...

  8. Ambient temperature modelling with soft computing techniques

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    Bertini, Ilaria; Ceravolo, Francesco; Citterio, Marco; Di Pietra, Biagio; Margiotta, Francesca; Pizzuti, Stefano; Puglisi, Giovanni; De Felice, Matteo

    2010-07-15

    This paper proposes a hybrid approach based on soft computing techniques in order to estimate monthly and daily ambient temperature. Indeed, we combine the back-propagation (BP) algorithm and the simple Genetic Algorithm (GA) in order to effectively train artificial neural networks (ANN) in such a way that the BP algorithm initialises a few individuals of the GA's population. Experiments concerned monthly temperature estimation of unknown places and daily temperature estimation for thermal load computation. Results have shown remarkable improvements in accuracy compared to traditional methods. (author)

  9. Greenvision Ambiente Spa | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History View New PagesSustainableGlynn County,Solar Jump to: navigation,CapitalGreenvision Ambiente Spa

  10. Investigation and optimization of low-frequency noise performance in readout electronics of dc superconducting quantum interference device

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    Zhao, Jing; Zhang, Yi; Krause, Hans-Joachim; Lee, Yong-Ho

    2014-05-15

    We investigated and optimized the low-frequency noise characteristics of a preamplifier used for readout of direct current superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs). When the SQUID output was detected directly using a room-temperature low-voltage-noise preamplifier, the low-frequency noise of a SQUID system was found to be dominated by the input current noise of the preamplifiers in case of a large dynamic resistance of the SQUID. To reduce the current noise of the preamplifier in the low-frequency range, we investigated the dependence of total preamplifier noise on the collector current and source resistance. When the collector current was decreased from 8.4 mA to 3 mA in the preamplifier made of 3 parallel SSM2220 transistor pairs, the low-frequency total voltage noise of the preamplifier (at 0.1 Hz) decreased by about 3 times for a source resistance of 30 ? whereas the white noise level remained nearly unchanged. Since the relative contribution of preamplifier's input voltage and current noise is different depending on the dynamic resistance or flux-to-voltage transfer of the SQUID, the results showed that the total noise of a SQUID system at low-frequency range can be improved significantly by optimizing the preamplifier circuit parameters, mainly the collector current in case of low-noise bipolar transistor pairs.

  11. Bloch-sphere approach to correlated noise in coupled qubits

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    Håkon Brox; Joakim Bergli; Yuri Galperin

    2012-07-02

    By use of a generalized Bloch vector construction, we study the decoherence of a system composed of two interacting qubits in a general noisy environment. In particular, we investigate the effects of correlations in the noise acting on distinct qubits. Our treatment of the two-qubit system by use of the generalized Bloch vector leads to tractable analytic equations for the dynamics of the 4-level Bloch vector and allows for the application of geometrical concepts from the well known 2-level Bloch sphere. We find that in the presence of correlated or anticorrelated noise, the rate of decoherence is very sensitive to the initial two-qubit state, as well as to the symmetry of the Hamiltonian. In the absence of symmetry in the Hamiltonian, correlations only weakly impact the decoherence rate.

  12. Analysis of Femtosecond Timing Noise and Stability in Microwave Components

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    Whalen, Michael R.; /Stevens Tech. /SLAC

    2011-06-22

    To probe chemical dynamics, X-ray pump-probe experiments trigger a change in a sample with an optical laser pulse, followed by an X-ray probe. At the Linac Coherent Light Source, LCLS, timing differences between the optical pulse and x-ray probe have been observed with an accuracy as low as 50 femtoseconds. This sets a lower bound on the number of frames one can arrange over a time scale to recreate a 'movie' of the chemical reaction. The timing system is based on phase measurements from signals corresponding to the two laser pulses; these measurements are done by using a double-balanced mixer for detection. To increase the accuracy of the system, this paper studies parameters affecting phase detection systems based on mixers, such as signal input power, noise levels, temperature drift, and the effect these parameters have on components such as the mixers, splitters, amplifiers, and phase shifters. Noise data taken with a spectrum analyzer show that splitters based on ferrite cores perform with less noise than strip-line splitters. The data also shows that noise in specific mixers does not correspond with the changes in sensitivity per input power level. Temperature drift is seen to exist on a scale between 1 and 27 fs/{sup o}C for all of the components tested. Results show that any components using more metallic conductor tend to exhibit more noise as well as more temperature drift. The scale of these effects is large enough that specific care should be given when choosing components and designing the housing of high precision microwave mixing systems for use in detection systems such as the LCLS. With these improvements, the timing accuracy can be improved to lower than currently possible.

  13. Filtering Additive Measurement Noise with Maximum Entropy in the Mean

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    Henryk Gzyl; Enrique ter Horst

    2007-09-04

    The purpose of this note is to show how the method of maximum entropy in the mean (MEM) may be used to improve parametric estimation when the measurements are corrupted by large level of noise. The method is developed in the context on a concrete example: that of estimation of the parameter in an exponential distribution. We compare the performance of our method with the bayesian and maximum likelihood approaches.

  14. Signal processing method and system for noise removal and signal extraction

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    Fu, Chi Yung (San Francisco, CA); Petrich, Loren (Lebanon, OR)

    2009-04-14

    A signal processing method and system combining smooth level wavelet pre-processing together with artificial neural networks all in the wavelet domain for signal denoising and extraction. Upon receiving a signal corrupted with noise, an n-level decomposition of the signal is performed using a discrete wavelet transform to produce a smooth component and a rough component for each decomposition level. The n.sup.th level smooth component is then inputted into a corresponding neural network pre-trained to filter out noise in that component by pattern recognition in the wavelet domain. Additional rough components, beginning at the highest level, may also be retained and inputted into corresponding neural networks pre-trained to filter out noise in those components also by pattern recognition in the wavelet domain. In any case, an inverse discrete wavelet transform is performed on the combined output from all the neural networks to recover a clean signal back in the time domain.

  15. Noise Filtering Strategies of Adaptive Signaling Networks: The Case of E. Coli Chemotaxis

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    Pablo Sartori; Yuhai Tu

    2011-04-20

    Two distinct mechanisms for filtering noise in an input signal are identi?ed in a class of adaptive sensory networks. We find that the high frequency noise is filtered by the output degradation process through time-averaging; while the low frequency noise is damped by adaptation through negative feedback. Both filtering processes themselves introduce intrinsic noises, which are found to be un?ltered and can thus amount to a significant internal noise floor even without signaling. These results are applied to E. coli chemotaxis. We show unambiguously that the molecular mechanism for the Berg-Purcell time-averaging scheme is the dephosphorylation of the response regulator CheY-P, not the receptor adaptation process as previously suggested. The high frequency noise due to the stochastic ligand binding-unbinding events and the random ligand molecule diffusion is averaged by the CheY-P dephosphorylation process to a negligible level in E.coli. We identify a previously unstudied noise source caused by the random motion of the cell in a ligand gradient. We show that this random walk induced signal noise has a divergent low frequency component, which is only rendered finite by the receptor adaptation process. For gradients within the E. coli sensing range, this dominant external noise can be comparable to the significant intrinsic noise in the system. The dependence of the response and its fluctuations on the key time scales of the system are studied systematically. We show that the chemotaxis pathway may have evolved to optimize gradient sensing, strong response, and noise control in di?erent time scales

  16. Reduction of coating thermal noise by using an etalon

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    Kentaro Somiya; Daniel Heinert; Alexey G. Gurkovsky; Stefan Hild; Ronny Nawrodt; Sergey P. Vyatchanin

    2011-01-28

    Reduction of coating thermal noise is a key issue in precise measurements with an optical interferometer. A good example of such a measurement device is a gravitational-wave detector, where each mirror is coated by a few tens of quarter-wavelength dielectric layers to achieve high reflectivity while the thermal-noise level increases with the number of layers. One way to realize the reduction of coating thermal noise, recently proposed by Khalili, is the mechanical separation of the first few layers from the rest so that a major part of the fluctuations contributes only little to the phase shift of the reflected light. Using an etalon, a Fabry-Perot optical resonator of a monolithic cavity, with a few coating layers on the front and significantly more on the back surface is a way to realize such a system without too much complexity, and in this paper we perform a thermal-noise analysis of an etalon using the Fluctuation-dissipation theorem with probes on both sides of a finite-size cylindrical mirror.

  17. Effect of Ambient Design Temperature on Air-Cooled Binary Plant Output

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    Dan Wendt; Greg Mines

    2011-10-01

    Air-cooled binary plants are designed to provide a specified level of power production at a particular air temperature. Nominally this air temperature is the annual mean or average air temperature for the plant location. This study investigates the effect that changing the design air temperature has on power generation for an air-cooled binary plant producing power from a resource with a declining production fluid temperature and fluctuating ambient temperatures. This analysis was performed for plants operating both with and without a geothermal fluid outlet temperature limit. Aspen Plus process simulation software was used to develop optimal air-cooled binary plant designs for specific ambient temperatures as well as to rate the performance of the plant designs at off-design operating conditions. Results include calculation of annual and plant lifetime power generation as well as evaluation of plant operating characteristics, such as improved power generation capabilities during summer months when electric power prices are at peak levels.

  18. C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 5. 11. 2008

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti anno si liberi nell'ambiente la stessa massa M del 137 Cs. Qual `e la massa totale che verr

  19. Fighting dephasing noise with robust optimal control

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    Young, Kevin C; Whaley, K Birgitta

    2010-01-01

    We address the experimentally relevant problem of robust mitigation of dephasing noise acting on a qubit. We first present an extension of a method for representing $1/\\omega^{\\alpha}$ noise developed by Kuopanportti et al. to the efficient representation of arbitrary Markovian noise. We then add qubit control pulses to enable the design of numerically optimized, two-dimensional control functions with bounded amplitude, that are capable of decoupling the qubit from the dephasing effects of a broad variety of Markovian noise spectral densities during arbitrary one qubit quantum operations. We illustrate the method with development of numerically optimized control pulse sequences that minimize decoherence due to a combination of $1/\\omega$ and constant offset noise sources. Comparison with the performance of standard dynamical decoupling protocols shows that the numerically optimized pulse sequences are considerably more robust with respect to the noise offset, rendering them attractive for application to situa...

  20. Re:Cycle - a Generative Ambient Video Engine

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    Bizzocchi, Jim; Ben Youssef, Belgacem; Quan, Brian; Suzuki, Wakiko; Bagheri, Majid; Riecke, Bernhard E.

    2009-01-01

    can be traced in earlier cinematic and video work, and inis the treatment of cinematic time. Ambient artists thrivethe top of the frame). Cinematic time is therefore treated

  1. Ambient Corporation's Reply comments to DOE RFI: Addressing Policy...

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

    communications will play ineneabling utilities to deploy cost-effective long-term smart grid benefits. Ambient Corporation's Reply comments to DOE RFI: Addressing Policy and...

  2. Alternative Refrigerant Evaluation for High-Ambient-Temperature...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Alternative Refrigerant Evaluation for High-Ambient-Temperature Environments: R-22 and R-410A Alternatives for Mini-Split Air Conditioners Alternative Refrigerant Evaluation for...

  3. The Challenges of Ambient Collaboration H. P. Dommel

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    Dommel, Hans-Peter

    in the foreground to help users interface through personal computing portholes, ambient collaboration reverses of such environment must intrinsically embrace planning, logistics, coordination, communication, monitoring

  4. Quantum-projection-noise-limited interferometry with coherent atoms in a Ramsey-type setup

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    Doering, D.; McDonald, G.; Debs, J. E.; Figl, C.; Altin, P. A.; Bachor, H.-A.; Robins, N. P.; Close, J. D. [Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics, Australian National University, Canberra, 0200 (Australia); Department of Quantum Science, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, 0200 (Australia)

    2010-04-15

    Every measurement of the population in an uncorrelated ensemble of two-level systems is limited by what is known as the quantum projection noise limit. Here, we present quantum-projection-noise-limited performance of a Ramsey-type interferometer using freely propagating coherent atoms. The experimental setup is based on an electro-optic modulator in an inherently stable Sagnac interferometer, optically coupling the two interfering atomic states via a two-photon Raman transition. Going beyond the quantum projection noise limit requires the use of reduced quantum uncertainty (squeezed) states. The experiment described demonstrates atom interferometry at the fundamental noise level and allows the observation of possible squeezing effects in an atom laser, potentially leading to improved sensitivity in atom interferometers.

  5. Annual modulation of the Galactic binary confusion noise bakground and LISA data analysis

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    Naoki Seto

    2004-03-02

    We study the anisotropies of the Galactic confusion noise background and its effects on LISA data analysis. LISA has two data streams of the gravitational waves signals relevant for low frequency regime. Due to the anisotropies of the background, the matrix for their confusion noises has off-diagonal components and depends strongly on the orientation of the detector plane. We find that the sky-averaged confusion noise level $\\sqrt {S(f)}$ could change by a factor of 2 in three months, and would be minimum when the orbital position of LISA is either around the spring or autumn equinox.

  6. Teleportation in the presence of noise

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    Ye Yeo; Zhe-Wei Kho; Lixian Wang

    2009-01-12

    Non-commuting noises may give rise to entanglement sudden death. By considering the decoherence dynamics during establishment of the channel states and noisy recovery operations, we study further the impact of non-commuting noises on single- and two-qubit teleportation. We show that in the presence of these noises there exists a critical rate of recovery operation below which teleportation will fail.

  7. Ambient-pressure silica aerogel films

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    Prakash, S.S. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Brinker, C.J. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States)]|[Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Hurd, A.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1994-12-31

    Very highly porous (aerogel) silica films with refractive index in the range 1.006--1.05 (equivalent porosity 98.5--88%) were prepared by an ambient-pressure process. It was shown earlier using in situ ellipsometric imaging that the high porosity of these films was mainly attributable to the dilation or `springback` of the film during the final stage of drying. This finding was irrefutably reconfirmed by visually observing a `springback` of >500% using environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM). Ellipsometry and ESEM also established the near cent per cent reversibility of aerogel film deformation during solvent intake and drying. Film thickness profile measurements (near the drying line) for the aerogel, xerogel and pure solvent cases are presented from imaging ellipsometry. The thickness of these films (crack-free) were controlled in the range 0.1-3.5 {mu}m independent of refractive index.

  8. Exact scattering matrix of graphs in magnetic field and quantum noise

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    Caudrelier, Vincent; Mintchev, Mihail; Ragoucy, Eric

    2014-08-15

    We consider arbitrary quantum wire networks modelled by finite, noncompact, connected quantum graphs in the presence of an external magnetic field. We find a general formula for the total scattering matrix of the network in terms of its local scattering properties and its metric structure. This is applied to a quantum ring with N external edges. Connecting the external edges of the ring to heat reservoirs, we study the quantum transport on the graph in ambient magnetic field. We consider two types of dynamics on the ring: the free Schrödinger and the free massless Dirac equations. For each case, a detailed study of the thermal noise is performed analytically. Interestingly enough, in presence of a magnetic field, the standard linear Johnson-Nyquist law for the low temperature behaviour of the thermal noise becomes nonlinear. The precise regime of validity of this effect is discussed and a typical signature of the underlying dynamics is observed.

  9. Effects of Tidal Turbine Noise on Fish Task 2.1.3.2: Effects on Aquatic Organisms: Acoustics/Noise - Fiscal Year 2011 - Progress Report - Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy

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    Halvorsen, Michele B.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Copping, Andrea E.

    2011-09-30

    Naturally spawning stocks of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) that utilize Puget Sound are listed as threatened (http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/ESA-Salmon-Listings/Salmon-Populations/ Chinook/CKPUG.cfm). Plans exist for prototype tidal turbines to be deployed into their habitat. Noise is known to affect fish in many ways, such as causing a threshold shift in auditory sensitivity or tissue damage. The characteristics of noise, its spectra and level, are important factors that influence the potential for the noise to injure fish. For example, the frequency range of the tidal turbine noise includes the audiogram (frequency range of hearing) of most fish. This study (Effects on Aquatic Organisms, Subtask 2.1.3.2: Acoustics) was performed during FY 2011 to determine if noise generated by a 6-m-diameter open-hydro turbine might affect juvenile Chinook salmon hearing or cause barotrauma. After they were exposed to simulated tidal turbine noise, the hearing of juvenile Chinook salmon was measured and necropsies performed to check for tissue damage. Experimental groups were (1) noise exposed, (2) control (the same handling as treatment fish but without exposure to tidal turbine noise), and (3) baseline (never handled). Preliminary results indicate that low levels of tissue damage may have occurred but that there were no effects of noise exposure on the auditory systems of the test fish.

  10. Noise-assisted quantum transport and computation

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    Diego de Falco; Dario Tamascelli

    2012-12-11

    The transmission of an excitation along a spin chain can be hindered by the presence of small fixed imperfections that create trapping regions where the excitation may get caught (Anderson localization). A certain degree of noise, ensuing from the interaction with a thermal bath, allows to overcome localization (noise-assisted transport). In this paper we investigate the relation between noise-assisted transport and (quantum) computation. In particular we prove that noise does assist classical computation on a quantum computing device but hinders the possibility of creating entanglement.

  11. Wind Turbine Acoustic Noise A white paper

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Wind Turbine Acoustic Noise A white paper Prepared by the Renewable Energy Research Laboratory...................................................................... 8 Sound from Wind Turbines .............................................................................................. 10 Sources of Wind Turbine Sound

  12. Information and noise in quantum measurement

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    Holger F. Hofmann

    2000-03-30

    Even though measurement results obtained in the real world are generally both noisy and continuous, quantum measurement theory tends to emphasize the ideal limit of perfect precision and quantized measurement results. In this article, a more general concept of noisy measurements is applied to investigate the role of quantum noise in the measurement process. In particular, it is shown that the effects of quantum noise can be separated from the effects of information obtained in the measurement. However, quantum noise is required to ``cover up'' negative probabilities arising as the quantum limit is approached. These negative probabilities represent fundamental quantum mechanical correlations between the measured variable and the variables affected by quantum noise.

  13. Using entanglement against noise in quantum metrology

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    Rafal Demkowicz-Dobrzanski; Lorenzo Maccone

    2014-12-23

    We analyze the role of entanglement among probes and with external ancillas in quantum metrology. In the absence of noise, it is known that unentangled sequential strategies can achieve the same Heisenberg scaling of entangled strategies and that external ancillas are useless. This changes in the presence of noise: here we prove that entangled strategies can have higher precision than unentangled ones and that the addition of passive external ancillas can also increase the precision. We analyze some specific noise models and use the results to conjecture a general hierarchy for quantum metrology strategies in the presence of noise.

  14. Computational aeroacoustics of near field propfan noise using 3-D Euler analysis 

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    Forsyth, David William

    1987-01-01

    is sometimes referred to as thickness noise since its magnitude is directly related to the thickness of the propeller blade independent of blade loading. Noise which arises from the periodic translational displacement of air due to the resultant aerodynamic... on the aerodynamic loading distribution on the propeller disk. Gutin used the radial distribution of thrust and torque to calculate the Far field sound pressure level of the harmonics of the blade passing frequency for a propeller operating in still air. Gutin...

  15. Elevated levels of carbon monoxide in the patient compartment of ambulances

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    Iglewicz, R.; Rosenman, K.D.; Iglewicz, B.; O'Leary, K.; Hockemeier, R.

    1984-05-01

    Six hundred and ninety New Jersey ambulances were monitored for carbon monoxide (CO); 27 per cent had CO levels of 10 ppm or more greater than ambient air in the breathing zone of the patient. Twenty-nine of these ambulances had levels of at least 35 ppm greater than ambient air. Results indicate that a CO exposure problem exists in ambulances.

  16. Statistical model based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) in clinical CT systems: Experimental assessment of noise performance

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    Li, Ke; Tang, Jie; Chen, Guang-Hong

    2014-04-15

    Purpose: To reduce radiation dose in CT imaging, the statistical model based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) method has been introduced for clinical use. Based on the principle of MBIR and its nonlinear nature, the noise performance of MBIR is expected to be different from that of the well-understood filtered backprojection (FBP) reconstruction method. The purpose of this work is to experimentally assess the unique noise characteristics of MBIR using a state-of-the-art clinical CT system. Methods: Three physical phantoms, including a water cylinder and two pediatric head phantoms, were scanned in axial scanning mode using a 64-slice CT scanner (Discovery CT750 HD, GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI) at seven different mAs levels (5, 12.5, 25, 50, 100, 200, 300). At each mAs level, each phantom was repeatedly scanned 50 times to generate an image ensemble for noise analysis. Both the FBP method with a standard kernel and the MBIR method (Veo{sup ®}, GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI) were used for CT image reconstruction. Three-dimensional (3D) noise power spectrum (NPS), two-dimensional (2D) NPS, and zero-dimensional NPS (noise variance) were assessed both globally and locally. Noise magnitude, noise spatial correlation, noise spatial uniformity and their dose dependence were examined for the two reconstruction methods. Results: (1) At each dose level and at each frequency, the magnitude of the NPS of MBIR was smaller than that of FBP. (2) While the shape of the NPS of FBP was dose-independent, the shape of the NPS of MBIR was strongly dose-dependent; lower dose lead to a “redder” NPS with a lower mean frequency value. (3) The noise standard deviation (?) of MBIR and dose were found to be related through a power law of ????(dose){sup ??} with the component ? ? 0.25, which violated the classical ????(dose){sup ?0.5} power law in FBP. (4) With MBIR, noise reduction was most prominent for thin image slices. (5) MBIR lead to better noise spatial uniformity when compared with FBP. (6) A composite image generated from two MBIR images acquired at two different dose levels (D1 and D2) demonstrated lower noise than that of an image acquired at a dose level of D1+D2. Conclusions: The noise characteristics of the MBIR method are significantly different from those of the FBP method. The well known tradeoff relationship between CT image noise and radiation dose has been modified by MBIR to establish a more gradual dependence of noise on dose. Additionally, some other CT noise properties that had been well understood based on the linear system theory have also been altered by MBIR. Clinical CT scan protocols that had been optimized based on the classical CT noise properties need to be carefully re-evaluated for systems equipped with MBIR in order to maximize the method's potential clinical benefits in dose reduction and/or in CT image quality improvement.

  17. On Weak Lensing Shape Noise

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    Niemi, Sami-Matias; Cropper, Mark

    2015-01-01

    One of the most powerful techniques to study the dark sector of the Universe is weak gravitational lensing. In practice, to infer the reduced shear, weak lensing measures galaxy shapes, which are the consequence of both the intrinsic ellipticity of the sources and of the integrated gravitational lensing effect along the line of sight. Hence, a very large number of galaxies is required in order to average over their individual properties and to isolate the weak lensing cosmic shear signal. If this `shape noise' can be reduced, significant advances in the power of a weak lensing surveys can be expected. This paper describes a general method for extracting the probability distributions of parameters from catalogues of data using Voronoi cells, which has several applications, and has synergies with Bayesian hierarchical modelling approaches. This allows us to construct a probability distribution for the variance of the intrinsic ellipticity as a function of galaxy property using only photometric data, allowing a ...

  18. The Ambient Computational Environments Architecture for Reliable, Secure,

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    Kansas, University of

    challenge. The ACE - Ambient Computational Environments - architecture aims at high- scale and seamlessThe Ambient Computational Environments Architecture for Reliable, Secure, and Pervasive Computing The University of Kansas #12;Abstract During the past few years, the technology world has become more and more

  19. Ambient Obscurance Baking on the GPU Peter-Pike Sloan

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    parameterizations led us away from them due to more complicated workflows. · Since outdoor lighting uses a dynamic frame in a game (right). Our method supports instanced trees and shrubs and the gun lighting changes and Ambient Obscurance are coarse approxi- mations to global illumination from ambient lighting, commonly used

  20. Dirio Digital DIRECTOR: PEDRO CURVELO Ensino | Cincia e Tecnologia | Ambiente

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    ambiente, o clima, a energia, a educação, o desporto e o território. Diário Digital com Lusa Fusão dasDiário Digital DIRECTOR: PEDRO CURVELO Ensino | Ciência e Tecnologia | Ambiente 02-01-2013 às 14

  1. Thermal noise informatics: Totally secure communication via a wire; Zero-power communication; and Thermal noise driven computing

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    Laszlo B. Kish; Robert Mingesz; Zoltan gingl

    2007-05-30

    Very recently, it has been shown that thermal noise and its artificial versions (Johnson-like noises) can be utilized as an information carrier with peculiar properties therefore it may be proper to call this topic Thermal Noise Informatics. Zero Power (Stealth) Communication, Thermal Noise Driven Computing, and Totally Secure Classical Communication are relevant examples. In this paper, while we will briefly describe the first and the second subjects, we shall focus on the third subject, the secure classical communication via wire. This way of secure telecommunication utilizes the properties of Johnson(-like) noise and those of a simple Kirchhoff's loop. The communicator is unconditionally secure at the conceptual (circuit theoretical) level and this property is (so far) unique in communication systems based on classical physics. The communicator is superior to quantum alternatives in all known aspects, except the need of using a wire. In the idealized system, the eavesdropper can extract zero bit of information without getting uncovered. The scheme is naturally protected against the man-in-the-middle attack. The communication can take place also via currently used power lines or phone (wire) lines and it is not only a point-to-point communication like quantum channels but network-ready. Tests have been carried out on a model-line with ranges beyond the ranges of any known direct quantum communication channel and they indicate unrivalled signal fidelity and security performance. This simple device has single-wire secure key generation/sharing rates of 0.1, 1, 10, and 100 bit/second for copper wires with diameters/ranges of 21 mm / 2000 km, 7 mm / 200 km, 2.3 mm / 20 km, and 0.7 mm / 2 km, respectively and it performs with 0.02% raw-bit error rate (99.98 % fidelity).

  2. Fighting dephasing noise with robust optimal control

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    Kevin C. Young; Dylan J Gorman; K. Birgitta Whaley

    2010-05-28

    We address the experimentally relevant problem of robust mitigation of dephasing noise acting on a qubit. We first present an extension of a method for representing $1/\\omega^{\\alpha}$ noise developed by Kuopanportti et al. to the efficient representation of arbitrary Markovian noise. We then add qubit control pulses to enable the design of numerically optimized, two-dimensional control functions with bounded amplitude, that are capable of decoupling the qubit from the dephasing effects of a broad variety of Markovian noise spectral densities during arbitrary one qubit quantum operations. We illustrate the method with development of numerically optimized control pulse sequences that minimize decoherence due to a combination of $1/\\omega$ and constant offset noise sources. Comparison with the performance of standard dynamical decoupling protocols shows that the numerically optimized pulse sequences are considerably more robust with respect to the noise offset, rendering them attractive for application to situations where homogeneous dephasing noise sources are accompanied by some extent of heterogeneous dephasing. Application to the mitigation of dephasing noise on spin qubits in silicon indicates that high fidelity single qubit gates are possible with current pulse generation technology.

  3. Prediction of Jet Noise Shielding Dimitri Papamoschou*

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    Papamoschou, Dimitri

    Prediction of Jet Noise Shielding Dimitri Papamoschou* University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA This study is motivated by the development of aircraft that use jet noise shielding by the airframe. Current methods to predict shielding from aircraft surfaces rely on formulae developed

  4. Measurement of ozone in ambient air with microsensors : on-site campaign Isabelle ZDANEVITCH*. Nicolas MOSER**, Caroline CHARPENTIER*, Alexis MOQUET*,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Measurement of ozone in ambient air with microsensors : on-site campaign Isabelle ZDANEVITCH, Switzerland E-mail : Isabelle.Zdanevitch(a),iner is.fr (corresponding author) ABSTRACT Ozone is actually one by continuous monitors but a better information on ozone levels would be given by a denser monitoring network

  5. Jitter, Phase Noise and Spurs in Frequency Multiplying Delay-locked loops: A Simple Model and Analysis

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    Yang, Dihang

    2015-01-01

    ECDLL Noise Analysis . . . . . . . .discrete-time phase noiseLine (MDL) Phase Noise Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  6. Jitter, Phase Noise and Spurs in Frequency Multiplying Delay-locked loops: A Simple Model and Analysis

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    Yang, Dihang

    2015-01-01

    noise model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Phase Noise Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ThermalPhase Noise Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the

  7. Noise in phase-preserving linear amplifiers

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    Pandey, Shashank; Jiang, Zhang; Combes, Joshua; Caves, Carlton M.

    2014-12-04

    The purpose of a phase-preserving linear amplifier is to make a small signal larger, so that it can be perceived by instruments incapable of resolving the original signal, while sacrificing as little as possible in signal-to-noise. Quantum mechanics limits how well this can be done: the noise added by the amplifier, referred to the input, must be at least half a quantum at the operating frequency. This well-known quantum limit only constrains the second moments of the added noise. Here we provide the quantum constraints on the entire distribution of added noise: any phasepreserving linear amplifier is equivalent to a parametric amplifier with a physical state ? for the ancillary mode; ? determines the properties of the added noise.

  8. Assessing the Impacts of Reduced Noise Operations of Wind Turbines on Neighbor Annoyance: A Preliminary Analysis in Vinalhaven, Maine

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    Hoen, Ben

    2010-01-01

    only self-reported wind and turbine sound levels were used.Noise Operations of Wind Turbines on Neighbor Annoyance: ANoise Operations of Wind Turbines on Neighbor Annoyance: A

  9. An investigation of current noise measurement on hybrid Ta?N-Cr-Au thin film resistors and their relationship to film adhesion 

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    Bibeau, Wayne Edward

    1978-01-01

    for drawing a graph, the data sheets have been included for sample 347-13 69-2 in the 350 C group. The condition of the gold contact films has been included on each graph as a reason for terminating the experiment for each sample. 24 200 C Sam le Gra hs... tE -20 M o a -30 -40 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 HOURS EXPOSURE TO GOLD ETCH AMBIENT Fig. 16. Sample 346-21 75-2. Noise Index as a function of exposure to gold etch ambient. 39 +10 350 C Sample Termination: Edge Peeling ? 10 CI z H -20 M O...

  10. SPEECH ENHANCEMENT IN CAR NOISE ENVIRONMENT BASED ON AN ANALYSIS-SYNTHESIS APPROACH USING HARMONIC NOISE MODEL

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    So, Hing-Cheung

    SPEECH ENHANCEMENT IN CAR NOISE ENVIRONMENT BASED ON AN ANALYSIS- SYNTHESIS APPROACH USING HARMONIC using harmonic noise model (HNM) in car noise environment. The major advantages of this method are effective suppression of car noise even in very low signal-to-noise ratio environments and mitigation

  11. Leading the way in aircraft noise reduction Aircraft noise threatens the growth of the important UK aerospace manufacturing sector.

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    Sóbester, András

    of Computational Aero-acoustics, Phil Joseph, Professor of acoustical engineering and turbo-machinery noise and Dr method for reducing fan noise, the largest single source of engine noise both at take-off and approachLeading the way in aircraft noise reduction Aircraft noise threatens the growth of the important UK

  12. C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate-riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 05. 11. 2010

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate- riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate- riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 05. 11

  13. C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 20. 1. 2010

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 20. 1. 2010 1

  14. Curso experimental en qumica biolgica, ambiental y tecnologas relacionadas Los Institutos de Qumica Avanzada de Catalua (IQAC) y de Diagnstico Ambiental y Estudios del Agua (IDAEA) del

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    Química Avanzada de Cataluña (IQAC) y de Diagnóstico Ambiental y Estudios del Agua (IDAEA) del Consejo

  15. Ohmic and step noise from a single trapping center hybridized with a Fermi sea

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    Rogerio de Sousa; K. Birgitta Whaley; Frank K. Wilhelm; Jan von Delft

    2005-10-27

    We show that single electron tunneling devices such as the Cooper-pair box or double quantum dot can be sensitive to the zero-point fluctuation of a single trapping center hybridized with a Fermi sea. If the trap energy level is close to the Fermi sea and has line-width \\gamma > k_B T, its noise spectrum has an Ohmic Johnson-Nyquist form, whereas for \\gamma < k_B T the noise has a Lorentzian form expected from the semiclassical limit. Trap levels above the Fermi level are shown to lead to steps in the noise spectrum that can be used to probe their energetics, allowing the identification of individual trapping centers coupled to the device.

  16. Noise and meaning : a cognitive ethnography of San Diego musicians

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    Davis, Clinton Ross

    2011-01-01

    Splinter in Your Ear: Noise as the Semblance of Critique."OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Noise and Meaning: A CognitiveI. A General Overview of Noise and Experimental Musicians in

  17. Radio Frequency Noise Effects on the CERN Large Hadron Collider Beam Diffusion

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    Mastoridis, T.; Baudrenghien, P.; Butterworth, A.; Molendijk, J.; Rivetta, C.; Fox, J.D.; /SLAC

    2012-04-30

    Radio frequency (rf) accelerating system noise can have a detrimental impact on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) performance through longitudinal motion and longitudinal emittance growth. A theoretical formalism has been developed to relate the beam and rf station dynamics with the bunch length growth. Measurements were conducted at LHC to determine the performance limiting rf components and validate the formalism through studies of the beam diffusion dependence on rf noise. As a result, a noise threshold was established for acceptable performance which provides the foundation for beam diffusion estimates for higher energies and intensities. Measurements were also conducted to determine the low level rf noise spectrum and its major contributions, as well as to validate models and simulations of this system.

  18. Noise-based communication and computing

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    Laszlo B. Kish

    2008-08-19

    We discuss the speed-error-heat triangle and related problems with rapidly increasing energy dissipation and error rate during miniaturization. These and the independently growing need of unconditional data security have provoked non-conventional approaches in the physics of informatics. Noise-based informatics is a potentially promising possibility which is the way how biological brains process the information. Recently, it has been shown that thermal noise and its electronically enhanced versions (Johnson-like noises) can be utilized as information carrier with peculiar properties. Relevant examples are Zero power (stealth) communication, Unconditionally secure communication with Johnson(-like) noise and Kirchhoff loop and Noise-driven computing. The zero power communication utilizes the equilibrium background noise in the channel to transfer information. The unconditionally secure communication is based on the properties of Johnson(-like) noise and those of a simple Kirchhoff's loop. The scheme utilizes on the robustness of classical information and the second law of thermodynamics. It uncovers active eavesdropping within a single clock period (no error statistics is required) and it is naturally protected against the man-in-the-middle attack. Further advantages of the scheme is that the circuitry can easily be integrated on computer chips, unconditionally secure computer processors, memories and other hardware can be realized.

  19. GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOSYSTEMS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, The influence of non-uniform ambient noise on1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOSYSTEMS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, The influence of non, Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, Sonneggstrasse 5, Zurich, Switzerland. T. Nissen-Meyer, Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, Sonneggstrasse 5, Zurich, Switzerland. Olaf Schenk, Institute of Computational

  20. Arctic ocean long-term acoustic monitoring : ambient noise, environmental correlates, and transients north of Barrow, Alaska

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    Roth, Ethan H.

    2008-01-01

    residual energy of seismic exploration reflecting off thesources such as seismic exploration and shipping activitynoise sources like seismic oil exploration, eventual oil and

  1. Studies of ambient noise in shallow water environments off Mexico and Alaska : : characteristics, metrics and time- synchronization applications

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    Guerra, Melania

    2013-01-01

    Balaena mysticetus, to seismic exploration in the CanadianBalaena mysticetus, to seismic exploration in the Canadianseismic survey used in offshore oil and gas exploration, and

  2. On noise induced Poincaré-Andronov-Hopf bifurcation (Journal...

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    the well known stochastic resonance in the sense that it effectively converts noise into useful energy. Herein, we clearly explain how noise induced imperfection in the...

  3. Chaos and 1/f noise in nuclear spectra

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    Gomez, J. M. G.; Munoz, L.; Relano, A.; Retamosa, J. [Departamento de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid (Spain); Faleiro, E. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, EUIT Industrial, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, E-28012 Madrid (Spain); Molina, R. A. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik Komplexer Systeme, D-01187 Dreden (Germany)

    2006-04-26

    Many complex systems in nature and in human society exhibit time fluctuations characterized by a power spectrum S(f) which is a power function of the frequency f. Examples with this behavior are the Sun spot activity, the human heartbeat, the DNA sequence, or Bach's First Brandenburg Concert. In this work, we show that the energy spectrum fluctuations of quantum systems can be formally considered as a discrete time series, with energy playing the role of time. Because of this analogy, the fluctuations of quantum energy spectra can be studied using traditional methods of time series, like calculating the Fourier transform and studying the power spectrum. We present the results for paradigmatic quantum chaotic systems like atomic nuclei (by means of large scale shell-model calculations) and the predictions of random matrix theory. We have found a surprising general property of quantum systems: The energy spectra of chaotic quantum systems are characterized by 1/f noise, while regular quantum systems exhibit 1/f2 noise. Some other interesting applications of this time series analogy are a test of the existence of quantum chaos remnants in the nuclear masses, and the study of the order to chaos transition in semiclassical systems. In this case, it is found that the energy level spectrum exhibits 1/f{alpha} noise with the exponent changing smoothly from {alpha} = 2 in regular systems to {alpha} = 1 in chaotic systems.

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

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

    2011-09-13

    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.

  5. Localization of quantum Bernoulli noises

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    Wang, Caishi; Zhang, Jihong [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730070 (China)] [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730070 (China)

    2013-10-15

    The family (?{sub k},?{sub k}{sup *}){sub k?0} of annihilation and creation operators acting on square integrable functionals of a Bernoulli process Z= (Z{sub k}){sub k?0} can be interpreted as quantum Bernoulli noises. In this note we consider the operator family (?{sub k},?{sub k}{sup *}){sub k?0}, where ?{sub k}=?{sub k}E{sub k} with E{sub k} being the conditional expectation (operator) given ?-field ?(Z{sub j}; 0 ?j?k). We show that ?{sub k} (resp. ?{sub k}{sup *}) is essentially a kind of localization of the annihilation operator ?{sub k} (resp. creation operator ?{sub k}{sup *}). We examine properties of the family (?{sub k},?{sub k}{sup *}){sub k?0} and prove, among other things, that ?{sub k} and ?{sub k}{sup *} satisfy a local canonical anti-communication relation and (?{sub k}{sup *}){sub k?0} forms a mutually orthogonal operator sequence although each ?{sub k} is not a projection operator. We find that the operator series ?{sub k=0}{sup ?}?{sub k}{sup *}X?{sub k} converges in the strong operator topology for each bounded operator X acting on square integrable functionals of Z. In particular we get an explicit sum of the operator series ?{sub k=0}{sup ?}?{sub k}{sup *}?{sub k}. A useful norm estimate on ?{sub k=0}{sup ?}?{sub k}{sup *}X?{sub k} is also obtained. Finally we show applications of our main results to quantum dynamical semigroups and quantum probability.

  6. Street media : ambient messages in an urban space

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    Murthy, Rekha (Rekha S.)

    2005-01-01

    Ambient street media are the media of our everyday lives in cities. Manifested in bits and fragments on the surfaces of the streetscape, these media often escape our notice - tuned out as visual clutter or dismissed as ...

  7. Gua para la Evaluacin de Riesgo Ambiental de Organismos

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    Parrott, Wayne

    Brasil, 2012. Vários autores. Bibliografia 1. Agricultura 2. Biotecnologia 3. Engenharia genética 4 : Transgênicos : Engenharia genética : Biotecnologia 660.65 #12;Guía para la Evaluación de Riesgo Ambiental de

  8. Regression of Environmental Noise in LIGO Data

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    Tiwari, Vaibhav; Frolov, Valery; Klimenko, Sergey; Mitselmakher, Guenakh; Necula, Valentin; Prodi, Giovanni; Re, Virginia; Salemi, Francesco; Vedovato, Gabriele; Yakushin, Igor

    2015-01-01

    We address the problem of noise regression in the output of gravitational-wave (GW) interferometers, using data from the physical environmental monitors (PEM). The objective of the regression analysis is to predict environmental noise in the gravitational-wave channel from the PEM measurements. One of the most promising regression method is based on the construction of Wiener-Kolmogorov filters. Using this method, the seismic noise cancellation from the LIGO GW channel has already been performed. In the presented approach the Wiener-Kolmogorov method has been extended, incorporating banks of Wiener filters in the time-frequency domain, multi-channel analysis and regulation schemes, which greatly enhance the versatility of the regression analysis. Also we presents the first results on regression of the bi-coherent noise in the LIGO data.

  9. Multimaterial coatings with reduced thermal noise

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    Yam, William

    The most sensitive measurements of time and space are made with resonant optical cavities, and these measurements are limited by coating thermal noise. The mechanical and optical performance requirements placed on coating ...

  10. Thermal noise for quantum state inference

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    D. Mogilevtsev; V. S. Shchesnovich; N. Korolkova

    2013-02-15

    In this work we describe a simple and efficient scheme for inference of photon number distribution by adding variable thermal noise to the signal. The inference remains feasible even if the scheme parameters are subject to random dynamical change.

  11. Thermal-noise-limited underground interferometer CLIO

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    Kazuhiro Agatsuma; Koji Arai; Masa-Katsu Fujimoto; Seiji Kawamura; Kazuaki Kuroda; Osamu Miyakawa; Shinji Miyoki; Masatake Ohashi; Toshikazu Suzuki; Ryutaro Takahashi; Daisuke Tatsumi; Souichi Telada; Takashi Uchiyama; Kazuhiro Yamamoto; CLIO collaborators

    2010-01-29

    We report on the current status of CLIO (Cryogenic Laser Interferometer Observatory), which is a prototype interferometer for LCGT (Large Scale Cryogenic Gravitational-Wave Telescope). LCGT is a Japanese next-generation interferometric gravitational wave detector featuring the use of cryogenic mirrors and a quiet underground site. The main purpose of CLIO is to demonstrate a reduction of the mirror thermal noise by cooling the sapphire mirrors. CLIO is located in an underground site of the Kamioka mine, 1000 m deep from the mountain top, to verify its advantages. After a few years of commissioning work, we have achieved a thermal-noise-limited sensitivity at room temperature. One of the main results of noise hunting was the elimination of thermal noise caused by a conductive coil-holder coupled with a pendulum through magnets.

  12. Spectral analysis of vibratory gyro noise

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    Kim, D; M'Closkey, RT

    2013-01-01

    thermal noise in mems gyroscopes,” IEEE Sensors J. , vol. 5,mems gyroscope with unconstrained sigma-delta force-feedback,” IEEE SensorsMEMS vibratory gyro shows excellent agreement with the model predictions for a variety of sensor

  13. Regression of Environmental Noise in LIGO Data

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    Vaibhav Tiwari; Marco Drago; Valery Frolov; Sergey Klimenko; Guenakh Mitselmakher; Valentin Necula; Giovanni Prodi; Virginia Re; Francesco Salemi; Gabriele Vedovato; Igor Yakushin

    2015-03-25

    We address the problem of noise regression in the output of gravitational-wave (GW) interferometers, using data from the physical environmental monitors (PEM). The objective of the regression analysis is to predict environmental noise in the gravitational-wave channel from the PEM measurements. One of the most promising regression method is based on the construction of Wiener-Kolmogorov filters. Using this method, the seismic noise cancellation from the LIGO GW channel has already been performed. In the presented approach the Wiener-Kolmogorov method has been extended, incorporating banks of Wiener filters in the time-frequency domain, multi-channel analysis and regulation schemes, which greatly enhance the versatility of the regression analysis. Also we presents the first results on regression of the bi-coherent noise in the LIGO data.

  14. Entangled quantum probes for dynamical environmental noise

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    Matteo A. C. Rossi; Matteo G. A. Paris

    2015-03-11

    We address the use of entangled qubits as quantum probes to characterize the dynamical noise induced by complex environments. In particular, we show that entangled probes improve estimation of the correlation time for a broad class of environmental noises compared to any sequential strategy involving single qubit preparation. The effect is present when the noise is faster than a threshold value, a regime which may always be achieved by tuning the coupling between the quantum probe and the environment inducing the noise. Our scheme exploits time-dependent sensitivity of quantum systems to decoherence and does not require dynamical control on the probes. We derive the optimal interaction time and the optimal probe preparation, showing that it corresponds to multiqubit GHZ states when entanglement is useful. We also show robustness of the scheme against depolarization or dephasing of the probe, and discuss simple measurements approaching optimal precision.

  15. Effect of noise on the standard mapping

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    Karney, C.F.F.; Rechester, A.B.; White, R.B.

    1981-03-01

    The effect of a small amount of noise on the standard mapping is considered. Whenever the standard mapping possesses accelerator models (where the action increases approximately linearly with time), the diffusion coefficient contains a term proportional to the reciprocal of the variance of the noise term. At large values of the stochasticity parameter, the accelerator modes exhibit a universal behavior. As a result the dependence of the diffusion coefficient on stochasticity parameter also shows some universal behavior.

  16. Entanglement, noise, and the cumulant expansion

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    Joaquín E. Drut; William J. Porter

    2015-08-19

    We put forward a variation of a recently proposed method to overcome the signal-to-noise problem found in Monte Carlo calculations of the entanglement entropy of interacting fermions. The present method takes advantage of the approximate lognormal distributions that characterize the signal-to-noise properties of other approaches. We test our technique by implementing it in combination with the hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm and calculating the second R\\'enyi entanglement entropy of the 1D Hubbard model.

  17. Subspace modelling for structured noise suppression

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    Zhiqiang Xu; Laura Rebollo-Neira; A. Plastino

    2009-08-07

    The problem of structured noise suppression is addressed by i)modelling the subspaces hosting the components of the signal conveying the information and ii)applying a non-extensive nonlinear technique for effecting the right separation. Although the approach is applicable to all situations satisfying the hypothesis of the proposed framework, this work is motivated by a particular scenario, namely, the cancellation of low frequency noise in broadband seismic signals.

  18. Gate-Level Characterization: Foundations and Hardware Security Applications

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    Security Keywords Gate-level characterization, thermal conditioning, hardware Trojan horse, manufacturing leakage energy, ever increasing sub- strate noise, profound and intrinsic manufacturing variabil- ity (MV rights management. However, GLC is challenging due to the existence of manufacturing variability (MV

  19. Responses of beef cattle to high ambient temperatures 

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    Cartwright, Thomas Campbell

    1954-01-01

    measurement of particulate matter concentration in ambient air Ronald E. Lacey a & William Brock Faulkner a a Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA Accepted author version posted online: 14 Apr... 2015. To cite this article: Ronald E. Lacey & William Brock Faulkner (2015) Uncertainty associated with the gravimetric measurement of particulate matter concentration in ambient air, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 65:7, 887-894, DOI...

  20. AO DO FLUXO DE POT ENCIA EM AMBIENTE VETORIAL USANDO

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    Coutinho, Alvaro L. G. A.

    SOLU ¸ C ~ AO DO FLUXO DE POT â?? ENCIA EM AMBIENTE VETORIAL USANDO O M ' ETODO DO GRADIENTE BI uma redu¸c~ao no custo computacional. O algoritmo foi executado em ambiente com­ putacional vetorial¸c~ao de energia el'etrica, assim como in'umeros problemas em engenharia e ou­ tras ciâ??encias, requer

  1. Nonlinear Biochemical Signal Processing via Noise Propagation

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    Kyung Hyuk Kim; Hong Qian; Herbert M. Sauro

    2013-09-10

    Single-cell studies often show significant phenotypic variability due to the stochastic nature of intra-cellular biochemical reactions. When the numbers of molecules, e.g., transcription factors and regulatory enzymes, are in low abundance, fluctuations in biochemical activities become significant and such "noise" can propagate through regulatory cascades in terms of biochemical reaction networks. Here we develop an intuitive, yet fully quantitative method for analyzing how noise affects cellular phenotypes based on identifying a system's nonlinearities and noise propagations. We observe that such noise can simultaneously enhance sensitivities in one behavioral region while reducing sensitivities in another. Employing this novel phenomenon we designed three biochemical signal processing modules: (a) A gene regulatory network that acts as a concentration detector with both enhanced amplitude and sensitivity. (b) A non-cooperative positive feedback system, with a graded dose-response in the deterministic case, that serves as a bistable switch due to noise-induced bimodality. (c) A noise-induced linear amplifier for gene regulation that requires no feedback. The methods developed in the present work allow one to understand and engineer nonlinear biochemical signal processors based on fluctuation-induced phenotypes.

  2. Suppression of fiber modal noise induced radial velocity errors for bright emission-line calibration sources

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    Mahadevan, Suvrath; Halverson, Samuel; Ramsey, Lawrence; Venditti, Nick

    2014-05-01

    Modal noise in optical fibers imposes limits on the signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) and velocity precision achievable with the next generation of astronomical spectrographs. This is an increasingly pressing problem for precision radial velocity spectrographs in the near-infrared (NIR) and optical that require both high stability of the observed line profiles and high S/N. Many of these spectrographs plan to use highly coherent emission-line calibration sources like laser frequency combs and Fabry-Perot etalons to achieve precision sufficient to detect terrestrial-mass planets. These high-precision calibration sources often use single-mode fibers or highly coherent sources. Coupling light from single-mode fibers to multi-mode fibers leads to only a very low number of modes being excited, thereby exacerbating the modal noise measured by the spectrograph. We present a commercial off-the-shelf solution that significantly mitigates modal noise at all optical and NIR wavelengths, and which can be applied to spectrograph calibration systems. Our solution uses an integrating sphere in conjunction with a diffuser that is moved rapidly using electrostrictive polymers, and is generally superior to most tested forms of mechanical fiber agitation. We demonstrate a high level of modal noise reduction with a narrow bandwidth 1550 nm laser. Our relatively inexpensive solution immediately enables spectrographs to take advantage of the innate precision of bright state-of-the art calibration sources by removing a major source of systematic noise.

  3. Innovated Higher Criticism for Detecting Sparse Signals in Correlated Noise

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    Jin, Jiashun

    - though first proposed in cases where the noise variables are independent, Higher Criti- cism also has

  4. Noise Analysis and Synthesis for 3D Laser Depth Scanners

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    Noise Analysis and Synthesis for 3D Laser Depth Scanners Xianfang Sun a,b,, Paul L. Rosin a , Ralph the noise present in range data measured by a Konica Minolta Vivid 910 scanner, in order to better characterise real scanner noise. Methods for denoising 3D mesh data have often assumed the noise to be Gaussian

  5. Improved Crosstalk Modeling with Applications to Noise Constrained Interconnect Optimization

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    Pan, David Z.

    Improved Crosstalk Modeling with Applications to Noise Constrained Interconnect Optimization This paper presents a highly accurate yet efficient crosstalk noise model, the 2-¢ model, and applies to be noise immune, ac- curate yet efficient noise models are needed to guide interconnect optimizations

  6. Realistic Simulation of Jet Engine Noise using Petaflop Computing

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    Realistic Simulation of Jet Engine Noise using Petaflop Computing Sponsor: National Science and supersonic jet noise prediction for modern-day turbofan aircraft engines using petascale computing. Jet noise that a 50% decrease in jet noise power output can be achieved by certain chevron and lobe mixer designs

  7. Implications of CT noise and artifacts for quantitative {sup 99m}Tc SPECT/CT imaging

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    Hulme, K. W.; Kappadath, S. C.

    2014-04-15

    Purpose: This paper evaluates the effects of computed tomography (CT) image noise and artifacts on quantitative single-photon emission computed-tomography (SPECT) imaging, with the aim of establishing an appropriate range of CT acquisition parameters for low-dose protocols with respect to accurate SPECT attenuation correction (AC). Methods: SPECT images of two geometric and one anthropomorphic phantom were reconstructed iteratively using CT scans acquired at a range of dose levels (CTDI{sub vol} = 0.4 to 46 mGy). Resultant SPECT image quality was evaluated by comparing mean signal, background noise, and artifacts to SPECT images reconstructed using the highest dose CT for AC. Noise injection was performed on linear-attenuation (?) maps to determine the CT noise threshold for accurate AC. Results: High levels of CT noise (? ? 200–400 HU) resulted in low ?-maps noise (? ? 1%–3%). Noise levels greater than ?10% in 140 keV ?-maps were required to produce visibly perceptible increases of ?15% in {sup 99m}Tc SPECT images. These noise levels would be achieved at low CT dose levels (CTDI{sub vol} = 4 ?Gy) that are over 2 orders of magnitude lower than the minimum dose for diagnostic CT scanners. CT noise could also lower (bias) the expected ? values. The relative error in reconstructed SPECT signal trended linearly with the relative shift in ?. SPECT signal was, on average, underestimated in regions corresponding with beam-hardening artifacts in CT images. Any process that has the potential to change the CT number of a region by ?100 HU (e.g., misregistration between CT images and SPECT images due to motion, the presence of contrast in CT images) could introduce errors in ?{sub 140} {sub keV} on the order of 10%, that in turn, could introduce errors on the order of ?10% into the reconstructed {sup 99m}Tc SPECT image. Conclusions: The impact of CT noise on SPECT noise was demonstrated to be negligible for clinically achievable CT parameters. Because CT dose levels that affect SPECT quantification is low (CTDI{sub vol} ? 4 ?Gy), the low dose limit for the CT exam as part of SPECT/CT will be guided by CT image quality requirements for anatomical localization and artifact reduction. A CT technique with higher kVp in combination with lower mAs is recommended when low-dose CT images are used for AC to minimize beam-hardening artifacts.

  8. Dependence of the colored frequency noise in spin torque oscillators on current and magnetic field

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    Eklund, Anders Sani, Sohrab R.; Chung, Sunjae; Amir Hossein Banuazizi, S.; Östling, Mikael; Gunnar Malm, B.; Bonetti, Stefano; Majid Mohseni, S.; Persson, Johan; Iacocca, Ezio; Åkerman, Johan

    2014-03-03

    The nano-scale spin torque oscillator (STO) is a compelling device for on-chip, highly tunable microwave frequency signal generation. Currently, one of the most important challenges for the STO is to increase its longer-time frequency stability by decreasing the 1/f frequency noise, but its high level makes even its measurement impossible using the phase noise mode of spectrum analyzers. Here, we present a custom made time-domain measurement system with 150?MHz measurement bandwidth making possible the investigation of the variation of the 1/f as well as the white frequency noise in a STO over a large set of operating points covering 18–25?GHz. The 1/f level is found to be highly dependent on the oscillation amplitude-frequency non-linearity and the vicinity of unexcited oscillation modes. These findings elucidate the need for a quantitative theoretical treatment of the low-frequency, colored frequency noise in STOs. Based on the results, we suggest that the 1/f frequency noise possibly can be decreased by improving the microstructural quality of the metallic thin films.

  9. Dynamical Reduction Models with General Gaussian Noises

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    Angelo Bassi; GianCarlo Ghirardi

    2002-01-27

    We consider the effect of replacing in stochastic differential equations leading to the dynamical collapse of the statevector, white noise stochastic processes with non white ones. We prove that such a modification can be consistently performed without altering the most interesting features of the previous models. One of the reasons to discuss this matter derives from the desire of being allowed to deal with physical stochastic fields, such as the gravitational one, which cannot give rise to white noises. From our point of view the most relevant motivation for the approach we propose here derives from the fact that in relativistic models the occurrence of white noises is the main responsible for the appearance of untractable divergences. Therefore, one can hope that resorting to non white noises one can overcome such a difficulty. We investigate stochastic equations with non white noises, we discuss their reduction properties and their physical implications. Our analysis has a precise interest not only for the above mentioned subject but also for the general study of dissipative systems and decoherence.

  10. The impact of combined heat and noise on short-term retention 

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    Parent, John Scott

    1993-01-01

    This thesis reports on the impact of combined heat and noise on the performance of a short-term memory retention task with two levels of difficulty. Thirty-two males, ages 18 - 35, were exposed to four different treatment conditions during four one...

  11. Measurement of reduced backscattering noise in laser-driven fiber optic gyroscopes

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    Fan, Shanhui

    (FOG) built with an air-core fiber. Its phase noise is measured to be 130 rad/ Hz. When the sensing-driven air-core FOG will drop below the level of current FOGs. Compared with commercial FOGs, this FOG-optic gyroscope (FOG) is a well-developed, highly stable, and sensitive device that has been com- mercially

  12. Report of the final configuration of the Johnson Noise Thermometry System

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    Britton, Jr., Charles L.; Ezell, N. Dianne Bull; Roberts, Michael

    2014-02-01

    This document is a report on the final box and software configuration of the Johnson Noise Thermometry System being developed at ORNL. Much of this has been reported previously so that this report will be a systems-level summary of those reports, In addition we will describe some of the issues encountered during development.

  13. Using linguistic predictability and the Lombard effect to increase the intelligibility of synthetic speech in noise

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    Edinburgh, University of

    , University of Edinburgh, UK cvbotinh@inf.ed.ac.uk, mwester@inf.ed.ac.uk Abstract In order to predict which is unpredictable is a good strategy, but if a word is predictable from its context the Lombard benefit only occurs-level experiments. In the first experiment, the signal-to-noise ratio of one word was boosted (in terms of energy

  14. Experimental determination of neutron lifetimes through macroscopic neutron noise in the IPEN/MB-01 reactor

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    Gonnelli, Eduardo; Diniz, Ricardo [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares - IPEN/CNEN-SP Travessa R-400, 05508-900, Cidade Universitaria, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

    2013-05-06

    The neutron lifetimes of the core, reflector, and global were experimentally obtained through macroscopic neutron noise in the IPEN/MB-01 reactor for five levels of subcriticality. The theoretical Auto Power Spectral Densities were derived by point kinetic equations taking the reflector effect into account, and one of the approaches consider an additional group of delayed neutrons.

  15. Intrinsic Noise of microRNA-Regulated Genes and the ceRNA Hypothesis

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    Mehta, Pankaj

    machinery and modes of action (catalytic vs stoichiometric), the mean expression levels and noise profiles had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation,19] or be mediated by extra machinery such as RNA chaperone Hfq [20­22]. This suggests that prokaryotic sRNAs, unlike

  16. Advanced low noise cooling fans

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    Spek, H.F. van der; Nelissen, P.J.M.

    1995-02-01

    The results from an intensive research program show that it is possible to reduce the sound power level of cooling fans by 15 dB(A) by altering blade cord width and swept leading and trailing edge lines. Combination with the reduction of the pressure drop can result in a step of 20 dB(A) and a reduction with 25 percent of the absorbed power. Testing was conducted in accordance with recognized international measuring standards and the results will be presented, including consequences for cooling tower and condenser design.

  17. The emission of electromagnetic radiation from a quantum system interacting with an external noise: A general result

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    S. Donadi; A. Bassi

    2015-01-29

    We compute the spectrum of emitted radiation by a generic quantum system interacting with an external classic noise. Our motivation is to understand this phenomenon within the framework of collapse models. However the computation is general and applies practically to any situation where a quantum system interacts with a noise. The computation is carried out at a perturbative level. This poses problems concerning the correct way of performing the analysis, as repeatedly discussed in the literature. We will clarify also this issue.

  18. Exact decoherence dynamics of $1/f$ noise

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    Md. Manirul Ali; Ping-Yuan Lo; Wei-Min Zhang

    2014-10-06

    In this paper, we investigate the exact decoherence dynamics of a superconducting resonator coupled to an electromagnetic reservoir characterized by the $1/f$ noise at finite temperature, where a full quantum description of the environment with $1/f^{x}$ noise (with $x \\approx 1$) is presented. The exact master equation and the associated non-equilibrium Green's functions are solved exactly for such an open system. We show a clear signal of non-Markovian dynamics induced purely by $1/f$ noise. Our analysis is also applicable to another nano/micro mechanical oscillators. Finally, we demonstrate the non-Markovian decoherence dynamics of photon number superposition states using Wigner distribution that could be measured in experiments.

  19. Collapse models with non-white noises

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    Stephen L. Adler; Angelo Bassi

    2008-02-01

    We set up a general formalism for models of spontaneous wave function collapse with dynamics represented by a stochastic differential equation driven by general Gaussian noises, not necessarily white in time. In particular, we show that the non-Schrodinger terms of the equation induce the collapse of the wave function to one of the common eigenstates of the collapsing operators, and that the collapse occurs with the correct quantum probabilities. We also develop a perturbation expansion of the solution of the equation with respect to the parameter which sets the strength of the collapse process; such an approximation allows one to compute the leading order terms for the deviations of the predictions of collapse models with respect to those of standard quantum mechanics. This analysis shows that to leading order, the ``imaginary'' noise trick can be used for non-white Gaussian noise.

  20. C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 19. 12. 2008

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 19. 12. 2008 1. Calcolare (a) k=1 (- 1 5 )k percentuale cresce [H3O+ ] se il pH si riduce di 0, 01 unit`a di pH? #12;C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente

  1. C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate-riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 09. 12. 2009

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate- riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia e per i Mate- riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 09. 12. 2009 1. Dato il numero complesso funzione y = f(x) = - log10 x e il valore log10 e 0, 4.) #12;C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente

  2. Relating carrion breakdown rates to ambient resource level and community structure in four cave stream ecosystems

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    Benstead, Jon

    . Cave systems that are well connected to the surface (e.g., via entrances and sinkholes) can receive

  3. The power spectrum of the circular noise

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    Daniel Müller

    2005-09-30

    The circular noise is important in connection to Mach's principle, and also as a possible probe of the Unruh effect. In this letter the power spectrum of the detector following the Trocheries-Takeno motion in the Minkowski vacuum is analytically obtained in the form of an infinite series. A mean distribution function and corresponding energy density are obtained for this particular detected noise. The analogous of a non constant temperature distribution is obtained. And in the end, a brief discussion about the equilibrium configuration is given.

  4. 3-D Simulations of Protostellar Jets in Stratified Ambient Media

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    Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino; Mark Birkinshaw

    1996-07-25

    We present fully three-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations of radiative cooling jets propagating into stratified isothermal ambient media with power-law density and pressure distributions. The parameters used are mainly suitable for protostellar jets but results applicable to extragalactic jets are also presented. Comparisons are made with previous simulations of jets through homogeneous media. We find that for radiative cooling jets propagating into regions where the ambient medium has an increasing density (and pressure) gradient, the ambient gas tends to compress the cold, low-pressure cocoon of shocked material that surrounds the beam and destroy the bow shock-like structure at the head. The compressing medium collimates the jet and promotes the development of Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities which cause beam focusing, wiggling and the formation of internal traveling shocks, $close$ $to$ $the$ $head$, via pinching along the beam. This remarkably resembles the structure of some observed systems (e.g. Haro 6-5B northern and HH 24G jets). These effects are larger for jets with smaller density ratio between jet and environment $\\eta $ (tested for $\\eta $=1, 3, and 10) and larger Mach number $M_a=v_j/c_a$ (tested for $M_a=$12 and 24, where $v_j$ is the jet velocity and $c_a$ the ambient sound speed). In an ambient medium of decreasing density (and pressure), the beam is poorly collimated and relaxes, becoming faint. This could explain ''invisible'' jet sections, like the gap between the parent source and collimated beam (e.g., in HH30 jet). Although, on average, jets propagating into an increasing (decreasing) density environment are decelerated (accelerated) by the increasing (decreasing) ram pressure of the ambient medium, we find that their propagation velocities have an oscillating pattern.

  5. Minimizing System Noise Effects For Extreme-Scale Scientific Simulation Through Function Delegation

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    Dongarra, Jack J.; Bosilca, George

    2013-06-11

    The primary goal of the Minimizing System Noise Effects For Extreme-Scale Scientific Simulation through Function Delegation project is to eliminate or at best strongly minimize the impact of the noise introduced by the operating system, during large scale parallel applications runs. Collective communication operations are a basic building block for parallel programing models and scientific applications. These operations often dominate execution time of applications and tend to limit their scalability. In order to address this challenge, we evaluated different strategies to adapt the collective communications underlying topologies to the hardware architecture in order to provide increased levels of performance to the parallel applications.

  6. SU-E-I-77: A Noise Reduction Technique for Energy-Resolved Photon-Counting Detectors

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    Lam Ng, A; Ding, H; Cho, H; Molloi, S

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Finding the optimal energy threshold setting for an energy-resolved photon-counting detector has an important impact on the maximization of contrast-to-noise-ratio (CNR). We introduce a noise reduction method to enhance CNR by reducing the noise in each energy bin without altering the average gray levels in the projection and image domains. Methods: We simulated a four bin energy-resolved photon-counting detector based on Si with a 10 mm depth of interaction. TASMIP algorithm was used to simulate a spectrum of 65 kVp with 2.7 mm Al filter. A 13 mm PMMA phantom with hydroxyapatite and iodine at different concentrations (100, 200 and 300 mg/ml for HA, and 2, 4, and 8 mg/ml for Iodine) was used. Projection-based and Image-based energy weighting methods were used to generate weighted images. A reference low noise image was used for noise reduction purposes. A Gaussian-like weighting function which computes the similarity between pixels of interest was calculated from the reference image and implemented on a pixel by pixel basis for the noisy images. Results: CNR improvement compared to different methods (Charge-Integrated, Photon-Counting and Energy-Weighting) and after noise reduction was highly task-dependent. The CNR improvement with respect to the Charge-Integrated CNR for hydroxyapatite and iodine were 1.8 and 1.5, respectively. In each of the energy bins, the noise was reduced by approximately factor of two without altering their respective average gray levels. Conclusion: The proposed noise reduction technique for energy-resolved photon-counting detectors can significantly reduce image noise. This technique can be used as a compliment to the current energy-weighting methods in CNR optimization.

  7. Evaluation and comparison of occupational noise exposure among workers on offshore and onshore oil well drilling rigs 

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    Suarez Garcia, Humberto

    1984-01-01

    Drilling Rig Specifications . . . 47 51 Appendix B: Noise Exposure Data . 54 Appendix C Actual Exposure Time "C" for Onshore Workers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Appendix D Actual Exposure Time "C" for Offshore Workers... . . . . . 19 5. Flow Diagram of the Offshore Survey Procedure. Sound Level Meter and Microphone Assembly. 22 Type 1562-A Sound Level Calibrator. . . . . . . . 24 The Sound Pressure Level Measured in dBA at Approximate Operator Ear Level. 26 Onshore...

  8. Loss and thermal noise in plasmonic waveguides

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    Syms, R. R. A. Solymar, L.

    2014-06-07

    Rytov's theory of thermally generated radiation is used to find the noise in two-dimensional passive guides based on an arbitrary distribution of lossy isotropic dielectric. To simplify calculations, the Maxwell curl equations are approximated using difference equations that also permit a transmission-line analogy, and material losses are assumed to be low enough for modal losses to be estimated using perturbation theory. It is shown that an effective medium representation of each mode is valid for both loss and noise and, hence, that a one-dimensional model can be used to estimate the best achievable noise factor when a given mode is used in a communications link. This model only requires knowledge of the real and imaginary parts of the modal dielectric constant. The former can be found by solving the lossless eigenvalue problem, while the latter can be estimated using perturbation theory. Because of their high loss, the theory is most relevant to plasmonic waveguides, and its application is demonstrated using single interface, slab, and slot guide examples. The best noise performance is offered by the long-range plasmon supported by the slab guide.

  9. Sensors: Accelleration, light, temperature, pressure, noise & volume

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    Beigl, Michael

    Smart-It Bridge Ethernet/IP Backbone RF Web- Server Developement PC Michael Beigl, Philip RobinsonSmart-Its ! ! ! ! ! Sensors: Accelleration, light, temperature, pressure, noise & volume Size: 4x1, 12kByte program Flash ROM Developement ! ! ! ! Wireless sensing & communication (Smart-Its) RF

  10. Architecture-Dependent Noise Discriminates Functionally Analogous

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    Elowitz, Michael

    Architecture-Dependent Noise Discriminates Functionally Analogous Differentiation Circuits Tolga C.suel@utsouthwestern.edu DOI 10.1016/j.cell.2009.07.046 SUMMARY Gene regulatory circuits with different architectures (patterns architecture is selected to implement a given cellular process. To investigate this problem, wecomparedthe

  11. Charge noise, spin-orbit coupling, and dephasing of single-spin qubits

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    Bermeister, Adam; Keith, Daniel; Culcer, Dimitrie

    2014-11-10

    Quantum dot quantum computing architectures rely on systems in which inversion symmetry is broken, and spin-orbit coupling is present, causing even single-spin qubits to be susceptible to charge noise. We derive an effective Hamiltonian for the combined action of noise and spin-orbit coupling on a single-spin qubit, identify the mechanisms behind dephasing, and estimate the free induction decay dephasing times T{sub 2}{sup *} for common materials such as Si and GaAs. Dephasing is driven by noise matrix elements that cause relative fluctuations between orbital levels, which are dominated by screened whole charge defects and unscreened dipole defects in the substrate. Dephasing times T{sub 2}{sup *} differ markedly between materials and can be enhanced by increasing gate fields, choosing materials with weak spin-orbit, making dots narrower, or using accumulation dots.

  12. Ultrasensitive measurement of MEMS cantilever displacement sensitivity below the shot noise limit

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    Pooser, R C

    2014-01-01

    The displacement of micro-electro-mechanical-systems(MEMs) cantilevers is used to measure a variety of phenomena in devices ranging from force microscopes for single spin detection[1] to biochemical sensors[2] to uncooled thermal imaging systems[3]. The displacement readout is often performed optically with segmented detectors or interference measurements. Until recently, various noise sources have limited the minimum detectable displacement in MEMs systems, but it is now possible to minimize all other sources[4] so that the noise level of the coherent light field, called the shot noise limit(SNL), becomes the dominant source. Light sources dis- playing quantum-enhanced statistics below this limit are available[5, 6], with applications in gravitational wave astronomy[7] and bioimaging[8], but direct displacement measurements of MEMS cantilevers below the SNL have been impossible until now. Here, we demonstrate the first direct measurement of a MEMs cantilever displacement with sub-SNL sensitivity, thus enabli...

  13. An evaluation of styrene levels emitted during cast polymer production of cultured marble building materials 

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    Bell, Lewis Ray

    1994-01-01

    emitted into the surrounding facility and outside ambient air. These concentrations were tabulated and compared against styrene levels from each major process in the fabrication of cultured marble. Additionally, the removal effectiveness of the ventilation...

  14. Noise Reduction with Microphone Arrays for Speaker Identification

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    Cohen, Z

    2011-12-22

    Reducing acoustic noise in audio recordings is an ongoing problem that plagues many applications. This noise is hard to reduce because of interfering sources and non-stationary behavior of the overall background noise. Many single channel noise reduction algorithms exist but are limited in that the more the noise is reduced; the more the signal of interest is distorted due to the fact that the signal and noise overlap in frequency. Specifically acoustic background noise causes problems in the area of speaker identification. Recording a speaker in the presence of acoustic noise ultimately limits the performance and confidence of speaker identification algorithms. In situations where it is impossible to control the environment where the speech sample is taken, noise reduction filtering algorithms need to be developed to clean the recorded speech of background noise. Because single channel noise reduction algorithms would distort the speech signal, the overall challenge of this project was to see if spatial information provided by microphone arrays could be exploited to aid in speaker identification. The goals are: (1) Test the feasibility of using microphone arrays to reduce background noise in speech recordings; (2) Characterize and compare different multichannel noise reduction algorithms; (3) Provide recommendations for using these multichannel algorithms; and (4) Ultimately answer the question - Can the use of microphone arrays aid in speaker identification?

  15. ATAC: Ambient Temperature-Aware Capping for Power Efficient Datacenters

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    Lee, Hsien-Hsin "Sean"

    ATAC: Ambient Temperature-Aware Capping for Power Efficient Datacenters Sungkap Yeo Mohammad M, leehs}@gatech.edu Abstract The emergence of cloud computing has created a demand for more datacenters overhead, small to medium datacenters, which still spend nearly half of their power on cooling, still labor

  16. Improving Boiler Efficiency Modeling Based on Ambient Air Temperature 

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    Zhou, J.; Deng, S.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.; Turner, W. D.

    2002-01-01

    significantly effects boiler efficiency. In the study reported here, the measured performance of a 300,000 lb/h steam boiler was found to show more dependence on ambient air temperature than on boiler load. It also showed an unexplained dependence on the month...

  17. Improving Boiler Efficiency Modeling Based On Ambient Air Temperature 

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    Zhou, J.; Deng, S.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

    2002-01-01

    significantly effects boiler efficiency. In the study reported here, the measured performance of a 300,000 lb/h steam boiler was found to show more dependence on ambient air temperature than on boiler load. It also showed an unexplained dependence on the month...

  18. 10.2417/1200402.0003 Ambient intelligence for smart

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    Rutishauser, Ueli

    10.2417/1200402.0003 Ambient intelligence for smart buildings Ueli Rutishauser, Jonas Trindler, autonomous entity that pursues its own goals (energy consump- tion, security). To fulfill this goal-term knowledge. Motivated by biological systems, we use a two- stage memory process: short-term (STM) and long

  19. Censored Regression Trend Analyses for Ambient Water Quality Data

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    Smyth, Gordon K.

    Censored Regression Trend Analyses for Ambient Water Quality Data Gordon K. Smyth 1 , Melanie Cox 2 regression; logistic distribution; regression splines; seasonal trends. 1 Introduction Water is a very. A censored regression strat- egy is used to accommodate arbitrary detection limits for the indicator

  20. Validating Firewalls in Mobile Ambients Flemming Nielson, Hanne Riis Nielson,

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    Hansen, René Rydhof

    inside what other processes; in particular, we develop a syntax- directed system for specifying that each process admits a least analysis. 1 Introduction The ambient calculus is a calculus of computation was introduced in [5] and a type system for a polyadic vari- ant was presented in [6]. The calculus is molded

  1. Ambient Support by a Personal Coach for Exercising and Rehabilitation

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    Treur, Jan

    1 Ambient Support by a Personal Coach for Exercising and Rehabilitation Maarten F. Bobbert1 , Mark the area of exercising and rehabilitation, personal coaching can be a crucial factor for success are hard to perform due to limitations of the person, as in rehabilitation. Only trying the same type

  2. Hybrid Logical Analyses of the Ambient Thomas Bolander1

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    Hansen, René Rydhof

    Hybrid Logical Analyses of the Ambient Calculus Thomas Bolander1 and Ren´e Rydhof Hansen2 1 Science, University of Copenhagen rrhansen@diku.dk Abstract. In this paper, hybrid logic is used of action sequences into account, can be formulated in a natural way. We show that hybrid logic is very well

  3. Accelerated Articles Ambient Molecular Imaging and Depth Profiling of

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    Vertes, Akos

    , and on different strains of Salmonella typhimurium cells.5 Most recently, DESI-mass spectral fingerprints have)14 employ focused laser radiation for ambient sampling. AP IR- MALDI and LAESI have proved-mail: vertes@gwu.edu. Phone: (202) 994-2717. Fax: (202) 994-5873 (1) Siuzdak, G. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A

  4. Subsurface Ambient Thermoelectric Power for Moles and Penetrators1

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    Lorenz, Ralph D.

    1 Subsurface Ambient Thermoelectric Power for Moles and Penetrators1 Ralph D. Lorenz, Lunar for electrical power generation for planetary exploration applications using thermoelectric conversion of the vehicle. Proof-of-concept experiments are described using off-the-shelf thermoelectric CPU cooling plates

  5. Spin-noise correlations and spin-noise exchange driven by low-field spin-exchange collisions

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    A. T. Dellis; M. Loulakis; I. K. Kominis

    2014-09-28

    The physics of spin exchange collisions have fueled several discoveries in fundamental physics and numerous applications in medical imaging and nuclear magnetic resonance. We here report on the experimental observation and theoretical justification of spin-noise exchange, the transfer of spin-noise from one atomic species to another. The signature of spin-noise exchange is an increase of the total spin-noise power at low magnetic fields, on the order of 1 mG, where the two-species spin-noise resonances overlap. The underlying physical mechanism is the two-species spin-noise correlation induced by spin-exchange collisions.

  6. Evaluating charge noise acting on semiconductor quantum dots in the circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture

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    Basset, J.; Stockklauser, A.; Jarausch, D.-D.; Frey, T.; Reichl, C.; Wegscheider, W.; Wallraff, A.; Ensslin, K.; Ihn, T.

    2014-08-11

    We evaluate the charge noise acting on a GaAs/GaAlAs based semiconductor double quantum dot dipole-coupled to the voltage oscillations of a superconducting transmission line resonator. The in-phase (I) and the quadrature (Q) components of the microwave tone transmitted through the resonator are sensitive to charging events in the surrounding environment of the double dot with an optimum sensitivity of 8.5×10{sup ?5}?e/?(Hz). A low frequency 1/f type noise spectrum combined with a white noise level of 6.6×10{sup ?6} e{sup 2}/Hz above 1?Hz is extracted, consistent with previous results obtained with quantum point contact charge detectors on similar heterostructures. The slope of the 1/f noise allows to extract a lower bound for the double-dot charge qubit dephasing rate which we compare to the one extracted from a Jaynes-Cummings Hamiltonian approach. The two rates are found to be similar emphasizing that charge noise is the main source of dephasing in our system.

  7. Theory of signal and noise in double-gated nanoscale electronic pH sensors

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    Go, Jonghyun; Nair, Pradeep R.; Alam, Muhammad A.

    2012-08-01

    The maximum sensitivity of classical nanowire (NW)-based pH sensors is defined by the Nernst limit of 59 mV/pH. For typical noise levels in ultra-small single-gated nanowire sensors, the signal-to-noise ratio is often not sufficient to resolve pH changes necessary for a broad range of applications. Recently, a new class of double-gated devices was demonstrated to offer apparent 'super-Nernstian' response (>59 mV/pH) by amplifying the original pH signal through innovative biasing schemes. However, the pH-sensitivity of these nanoscale devices as a function of biasing configurations, number of electrodes, and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) remains poorly understood. Even the basic question such as 'Do double-gated sensors actually resolve smaller changes in pH compared to conventional single-gated sensors in the presence of various sources of noise?' remains unanswered. In this article, we provide a comprehensive numerical and analytical theory of signal and noise of double-gated pH sensors to conclude that, while the theoretical lower limit of pH-resolution does not improve for double-gated sensors, this new class of sensors does improve the (instrument-limited) pH resolution.

  8. A bootstrapped, low-noise, and high-gain photodetector for shot noise measurement

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    Zhou, Haijun; Yang, Wenhai; Li, Zhixiu; Li, Xuefeng; Zheng, Yaohui

    2014-01-15

    We presented a low-noise, high-gain photodetector based on the bootstrap structure and the L-C (inductance and capacitance) combination. Electronic characteristics of the photodetector, including electronic noise, gain and frequency response, and dynamic range, were verified through a single-frequency Nd:YVO{sub 4} laser at 1064 nm with coherent output. The measured shot noise of 50 ?W laser was 13 dB above the electronic noise at the analysis frequency of 2 MHz, and 10 dB at 3 MHz. And a maximum clearance of 28 dB at 2 MHz was achieved when 1.52 mW laser was illuminated. In addition, the photodetector showed excellent linearities for both DC and AC amplifications in the laser power range between 12.5 ?W and 1.52 mW.

  9. Colored-noise magnetization dynamics: from weakly to strongly correlated noise

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    Tranchida, Julien; Nicolis, Stam

    2015-01-01

    Statistical averaging theorems allow us to derive a set of equations for the averaged magnetization dynamics in the presence of colored (non-Markovian) noise. The non-Markovian character of the noise is described by a finite auto-correlation time, tau, that can be identified with the finite response time of the thermal bath to the system of interest. Hitherto, this model was only tested for the case of weakly correlated noise (when tau is equivalent or smaller than the integration timestep). In order to probe its validity for a broader range of auto-correlation times, a non-Markovian integration model, based on the stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation is presented. Comparisons between the two models are discussed, and these provide evidence that both formalisms remain equivalent, even for strongly correlated noise (i.e. tau much larger than the integration timestep).

  10. Collapse models with non-white noises II: particle-density coupled noises

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    Stephen L. Adler; Angelo Bassi

    2008-08-22

    We continue the analysis of models of spontaneous wave function collapse with stochastic dynamics driven by non-white Gaussian noise. We specialize to a model in which a classical "noise" field, with specified autocorrelator, is coupled to a local nonrelativistic particle density. We derive general results in this model for the rates of density matrix diagonalization and of state vector reduction, and show that (in the absence of decoherence) both processes are governed by essentially the same rate parameters. As an alternative route to our reduction results, we also derive the Fokker-Planck equations that correspond to the initial stochastic Schr\\"odinger equation. For specific models of the noise autocorrelator, including ones motivated by the structure of thermal Green's functions, we discuss the qualitative and qantitative dependence on model parameters, with particular emphasis on possible cosmological sources of the noise field.

  11. Colored-noise magnetization dynamics: from weakly to strongly correlated noise

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    Julien Tranchida; Pascal Thibaudeau; Stam Nicolis

    2015-11-06

    Statistical averaging theorems allow us to derive a set of equations for the averaged magnetization dynamics in the presence of colored (non-Markovian) noise. The non-Markovian character of the noise is described by a finite auto-correlation time, tau, that can be identified with the finite response time of the thermal bath to the system of interest. Hitherto, this model was only tested for the case of weakly correlated noise (when tau is equivalent or smaller than the integration timestep). In order to probe its validity for a broader range of auto-correlation times, a non-Markovian integration model, based on the stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation is presented. Comparisons between the two models are discussed, and these provide evidence that both formalisms remain equivalent, even for strongly correlated noise (i.e. tau much larger than the integration timestep).

  12. Shot-Noise Seeded Microbunching Instability: Second-Order Correction to the Gain Function

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    Venturini, Marco

    2008-01-01

    Microbunching from Shot Noise Using Vlasov Solvers, toShot-Noise Seeded Microbunching Instability: Second-Orderis seeded by shot noise. We examine an analytically

  13. Noise drives sharpening of gene expression boundaries in the zebrafish hindbrain

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    Zhang, Lei; Radtke, Kelly; Zheng, Likun; Cai, Anna Q.; Schilling, Thomas F.; Nie, Qing

    2012-01-01

    Macmillan Publishers Limited Noise drives sharpening of genewww.molecularsystemsbiology.com Noise drives sharpening ofin morphogen concentration and noise in signal transduction

  14. Improved Indoor Tracking Based on Generalized t-Distribution Noise Model

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    Shuo, Liu; Le, Yin; Khuen, Ho Weng; Voon, Ling Keck

    2015-01-01

    t distribution noise model. Industrial & EngineeringGeneralized t -Distribution Noise Model Liu Shuo Yin Le Hogeneralized t-distribution noise model based on influence

  15. Active noise control of supersonic impinging jet using pulsed microjets

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    Hong, Seung Hyuck

    2009-01-01

    This thesis concerns an active noise control of supersonic impinging jet flow using unsteady microjet injection. Supersonic impinging jet involves several problems such as lift loss, ground erosion, significant noise ...

  16. Noise Reduction Efforts for the ALS Infrared Beamlines

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    Scarvie, Tom; Andresen, Nord; Baptiste, Ken; Byrd, John; Chin, Mike; Martin, Michael; McKinney, Wayne; Steier, Christoph

    2004-05-12

    The quality of infrared microscopy and spectroscopy data collected at synchrotron based sources is strongly dependent on signal-to-noise. We have successfully identified and suppressed several noise sources affecting Beamlines 1.4.2, 1.4.3, and 1.4.4 at the Advanced Light Source (ALS), resulting in a significant increase in the quality of FTIR spectra obtained. In this paper, we present our methods of noise source analysis, the negative effect of noise on the infrared beam quality, and the techniques used to reduce the noise. These include reducing the phase noise in the storage ring radio-frequency (RF) system, installing an active mirror feedback system, analyzing and changing physical mounts to better isolate portions of the beamline optics from low-frequency environmental noise, and modifying the input signals to the main ALS RF system. We also discuss the relationship between electron beam energy oscillations at a point of dispersion and infrared beamline noise.

  17. Modeling and managing separation for noise abatement arrival procedures

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    Ren, Liling

    2007-01-01

    Aircraft noise is a significant concern to communities near airports, and therefore a constraint to the growth of aviation. Advanced noise abatement approach and arrival procedures have been shown in previous studies and ...

  18. Ultra High Frequency Volatility Estimation with Dependent Microstructure Noise

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    Ultra High Frequency Volatility Estimation with Dependent Microstructure Noise Yacine Aït sampled at frequencies high enough for that noise to be a dominant consideration. We show that combining; Serial dependence; High frequency data; Realized volatility; Sub- sampling; Two Scales Realized

  19. Random Offset Curves and Surfaces with Controllable Noise (Extended Abstract)

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    Lee, In-Kwon

    similar complex patterns often being able to be defined with the gradient noise functions. PORN is defined by replacing a static offset distance in a general offset with a gradient noise function. For example, PORN

  20. Negative Backaction Noise in Interferometric Detection of a Microlever

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    J. Laurent; A. Mosset; O. Arcizet; J. Chevrier; S. Huant; H. Sellier

    2011-07-22

    Interferometric detection of mirror displacements is intrinsically limited by laser shot noise. In practice, however, it is often limited by thermal noise. Here we report on an experiment performed at the liquid helium temperature to overcome the thermal noise limitation and investigate the effect of classical laser noise on a microlever that forms a Fabry-Perot cavity with an optical fiber. The spectral noise densities show a region of negative contribution of the backaction noise close to the resonance frequency. We interpret this noise reduction as a coherent coupling of the microlever to the laser intensity noise. This optomechanical effect could be used to improve the detection sensitivity as discussed in proposals going beyond the Standard Quantum Limit.

  1. Noise removal at the rod synapse of mammalian retina 

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    van Rossum, Mark; Smith, Robert

    1998-01-01

    Mammalian rods respond to single photons with a hyperpolarization of about 1 mV which is accompanied by continuous noise. Since the mammalian rod bipolar cell collects signals from 20-100 rods, the noise from the converging ...

  2. Noise isolation system for high-speed circuits

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    McNeilly, D.R.

    1983-12-29

    A noise isolation circuit is provided that consists of a dual function bypass which confines high-speed switching noise to the component or circuit which generates it and isolates the component or circuit from high-frequency noise transients which may be present on the ground and power supply busses. A local circuit ground is provided which is coupled to the system ground by sufficient impedance to force the dissipation of the noise signal in the local circuit or component generating the noise. The dual function bypass network couples high-frequency noise signals generated in the local component or circuit through a capacitor to the local ground while isolating the component or circuit from noise signals which may be present on the power supply busses or system ground. The network is an effective noise isolating system and is applicable to both high-speed analog and digital circuits.

  3. Noise isolation system for high-speed circuits

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    McNeilly, David R. (Maryville, TN)

    1986-01-01

    A noise isolation circuit is provided that consists of a dual function bypass which confines high-speed switching noise to the component or circuit which generates it and isolates the component or circuit from high-frequency noise transients which may be present on the ground and power supply busses. A local circuit ground is provided which is coupled to the system ground by sufficient impedance to force the dissipation of the noise signal in the local circuit or component generating the noise. The dual function bypass network couples high-frequency noise signals generated in the local component or circuit through a capacitor to the local ground while isolating the component or circuit from noise signals which may be present on the power supply busses or system ground. The network is an effective noise isolating system and is applicable to both high-speed analog and digital circuits.

  4. Effects of Tidal Turbine Noise on Fish Hearing and Tissues - Draft Final Report - Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy

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    Halvorsen, Michele B.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Copping, Andrea E.

    2011-09-30

    Snohomish Public Utility District No.1 plans to deploy two 6 meter OpenHydro tidal turbines in Admiralty Inlet in Puget Sound, under a FERC pilot permitting process. Regulators and stakeholders have raised questions about the potential effect of noise from the turbines on marine life. Noise in the aquatic environment is known to be a stressor to many types of aquatic life, including marine mammals, fish and birds. Marine mammals and birds are exceptionally difficult to work with for technical and regulatory reasons. Fish have been used as surrogates for other aquatic organisms as they have similar auditory structures. This project was funded under the FY09 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to Snohomish PUD, in partnership with the University of Washington - Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, the Sea Mammal Research Unit, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The results of this study will inform the larger research project outcomes. Proposed tidal turbine deployments in coastal waters are likely to propagate noise into nearby waters, potentially causing stress to native organisms. For this set of experiments, juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) were used as the experimental model. Plans exist for prototype tidal turbines to be deployed into their habitat. Noise is known to affect fish in many ways, such as causing a threshold shift in auditory sensitivity or tissue damage. The characteristics of noise, its spectra and level, are important factors that influence the potential for the noise to injure fish. For example, the frequency range of the tidal turbine noise includes the audiogram (frequency range of hearing) of most fish. This study was performed during FY 2011 to determine if noise generated by a 6-m diameter OpenHydro turbine might affect juvenile Chinook salmon hearing or cause barotrauma. Naturally spawning stocks of Chinook salmon that utilize Puget Sound are listed as threatened (http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/ESA-Salmon-Listings/Salmon-Populations/Chinook/CKPUG.cfm); the fish used in this experiment were hatchery raised and their populations are not in danger of depletion. After they were exposed to simulated tidal turbine noise, the hearing of juvenile Chinook salmon was measured and necropsies performed to check for tissue damage. Experimental groups were (1) noise exposed, (2) control (the same handling as treatment fish but without exposure to tidal turbine noise), and (3) baseline (never handled). Experimental results indicate that non-lethal, low levels of tissue damage may have occurred but that there were no effects of noise exposure on the auditory systems of the test fish.

  5. Entrainment of noise-induced and limit cycle oscillators under weak noise

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    Namiko Mitarai; Uri Alon; Mogens H. Jensen

    2013-05-17

    Theoretical models that describe oscillations in biological systems are often either a limit cycle oscillator, where the deterministic nonlinear dynamics gives sustained periodic oscillations, or a noise-induced oscillator, where a fixed point is linearly stable with complex eigenvalues and addition of noise gives oscillations around the fixed point with fluctuating amplitude. We investigate how each class of model behaves under the external periodic forcing, taking the well-studied van der Pol equation as an example. We find that, when the forcing is additive, the noise-induced oscillator can show only one-to-one entrainment to the external frequency, in contrast to the limit cycle oscillator which is known to entrain to any ratio. When the external forcing is multiplicative, on the other hand, the noise-induced oscillator can show entrainment to a few ratios other than one-to-one, while the limit cycle oscillator shows entrain to any ratio. The noise blurs the entrainment in general, but clear entrainment regions for limit cycles can be identified as long as the noise is not too strong.

  6. Low-frequency 1/f noise in MoS{sub 2} transistors: Relative contributions of the channel and contacts

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    Renteria, J.; Jiang, C.; Samnakay, R.; Rumyantsev, S. L.; Goli, P.; Balandin, A. A.; Shur, M. S.

    2014-04-14

    We report on the results of the low-frequency (1/f, where f is frequency) noise measurements in MoS{sub 2} field-effect transistors revealing the relative contributions of the MoS{sub 2} channel and Ti/Au contacts to the overall noise level. The investigation of the 1/f noise was performed for both as fabricated and aged transistors. It was established that the McWhorter model of the carrier number fluctuations describes well the 1/f noise in MoS{sub 2} transistors, in contrast to what is observed in graphene devices. The trap densities extracted from the 1/f noise data for MoS{sub 2} transistors, are 2?×?10{sup 19}?eV{sup ?1}cm{sup ?3} and 2.5?×?10{sup 20}?eV{sup ?1}cm{sup ?3} for the as fabricated and aged devices, respectively. It was found that the increase in the noise level of the aged MoS{sub 2} transistors is due to the channel rather than the contact degradation. The obtained results are important for the proposed electronic applications of MoS{sub 2} and other van der Waals materials.

  7. SURVEY OF NOISE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS FOR ENGINE GENERATOR SETS...

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    POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; ENGINES; NOISE POLLUTION ABATEMENT; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRIC GENERATORS No abstract prepared....

  8. Optomechanical entanglement in the presence of laser phase noise

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    Ghobadi, R. [Institute for Quantum Information Science and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4 (Canada); Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Bahrampour, A. R. [Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Simon, C. [Institute for Quantum Information Science and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4 (Canada)

    2011-12-15

    We study the simplest optomechanical system in the presence of laser phase noise (LPN) using the covariance matrix formalism. We show that for any LPN model with a finite correlation time, the destructive effect of the phase noise is especially strong in the bistable regime. This explains why ground-state cooling is still possible in the presence of phase noise, as it happens far away from the bistable regime. We also show that the optomechanical entanglement is strongly affected by phase noise.

  9. Symplectic Noise & The Classical Analog of the Lindblad Generator

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    John Gough

    2015-08-26

    We introduce the concepts of Poisson brackets for classical noise, and of canonically conjugate Wiener processes (symplectic noise). Phase space diffusions driven by these processes are considered and the general form of a stochastic process preserving the full (system and noise) Poisson structure is obtained. We show that, once the classical stochastic model is required to preserve the joint system and noise Poisson bracket, it has much in common with quantum markovian models.

  10. Separating Signal from Noise in Global Warming Bert W. Rust

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    Rust, Bert W.

    Separating Signal from Noise in Global Warming Bert W. Rust Reprinted from the CD Rust, B. W. (2003) "Separating Signal from Noise in Global Warming," Computing Science and Statistics, 35, 263-277. ­ or ­ Rust, B. W. (2003) "Separating Signal from Noise in Global Warming," Computing Science and Statistics, 35

  11. Noise in 3D Laser Range Scanner Data Xianfang Sun

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    Noise in 3D Laser Range Scanner Data Xianfang Sun Cardiff University, UK Beihang University, China University, UK Abstract This paper discusses noise in range data measured by a Konica Mi- nolta Vivid 910 Gaussian noise, which is independently distributed at each mesh point. Measure- ments of an accurately

  12. Noise in protein expression scales with natural protein abundance

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    Paulsson, Johan

    Noise in protein expression scales with natural protein abundance Arren Bar-Even1, Johan Paulsson2,3, Narendra Maheshri4, Miri Carmi1, Erin O'Shea4, Yitzhak Pilpel1 & Naama Barkai1,5 Noise in gene expression-specific regulation. Studies of individual promoters have suggested different dominating noise sources, raising

  13. NOISE AND ROOM ACOUSTICS DISTORTED SPEECH RECOGNITION BY HMM COMPOSITION

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    Takiguchi, Tetsuya

    NOISE AND ROOM ACOUSTICS DISTORTED SPEECH RECOGNITION BY HMM COMPOSITION Satoshi NAKAMURA, Tetsuya method of an additive noise to that of the convolutional room acoustics distortion. The HMM composition, 2)Composition of distorted speech and noise HMMs in linear spectral domain. The speaker dependent

  14. NOISE REDUCTION TECHNIQUE FOR A SIMULATION OPTIMISATION STUDY

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    1 NOISE REDUCTION TECHNIQUE FOR A SIMULATION OPTIMISATION STUDY Adrian Adewunmi*, Uwe Aickelin 11 to reducing the noise associated with such a procedure. We are applying this proposed solution approach to our and the variability of manual order picker skill. It is known that there is noise in the output of discrete event

  15. Noise as a Tool for Spoken Language Identification Sunita Maithani

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    Noise as a Tool for Spoken Language Identification . Sunita Maithani Scientific Analysis Group@yahoo.com Abstract Segmental SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) is considered to be a reasonable measure due to noise. Objective Measures such as Log Area Ratio (LAR), Itakura-Saitio Distortion (IS), Log

  16. Active noise canceling system for mechanically cooled germanium radiation detectors

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    Nelson, Karl Einar; Burks, Morgan T

    2014-04-22

    A microphonics noise cancellation system and method for improving the energy resolution for mechanically cooled high-purity Germanium (HPGe) detector systems. A classical adaptive noise canceling digital processing system using an adaptive predictor is used in an MCA to attenuate the microphonics noise source making the system more deployable.

  17. Ship noise and cortisol secretion in European freshwater fishes

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    Ladich, Friedrich

    Ship noise and cortisol secretion in European freshwater fishes Lidia Eva Wysocki*, John P. Dittami October 2005 Accepted 11 October 2005 Available online 28 November 2005 Keywords: Fish Ship noise Stress response Cortisol secretion Hearing A B S T R A C T Underwater noise pollution is a growing problem

  18. Noise as Therapy: A Prelude to Computationally-Based Neurology?

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    Milton, John G.

    Noise as Therapy: A Prelude to Computationally-Based Neurology? Disturbances of the autonomic of pharmacological agents. The benefits were obtained by stimulating the vestibular nuclei with noise, i.e. electri de- signed to have the 1/f-type power spectrum character- istic of noise measured in the nervous

  19. MMSE Noise Power and SNR Estimation for OFDM Systems

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    Arslan, Hüseyin

    MMSE Noise Power and SNR Estimation for OFDM Systems Tevfik Y¨ucek and H¨useyin Arslan Department-- This paper proposes a minimum mean-square error (MMSE) filtering technique to estimate the noise power that takes into account the variation of the noise statistics across the orthogonal frequency division

  20. Fast Adaptive Blue Noise on Polygonal Surfaces Esdras Medeirosa,

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    Díaz, Lorenzo J.

    Fast Adaptive Blue Noise on Polygonal Surfaces Esdras Medeirosa, , Lis Ingridb , Sin´esio Pescob with blue noise characteristics, temporal-coherence and real-time computation. Classical algorithms produce preserving the good blue noise properties. We present applications on Non Photo Realistic rendering (NPR

  1. Blue Noise through Optimal Transport Fernando de Goes

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    Desbrun, Mathieu

    Blue Noise through Optimal Transport Fernando de Goes Caltech Katherine Breeden Stanford Victor high-quality blue noise point distributions of arbitrary density functions. At its core is a novel diagrams. Our mathematical, algorithmic, and practical contributions lead to high-quality blue noise point

  2. Wind Noise Reduction in Single Channel Speech Signals

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    Wind Noise Reduction in Single Channel Speech Signals Kristian Timm Andersen Kongens Lyngby 2008;Abstract In this thesis a number of wind noise reduction techniques have been reviewed, implemented and evaluated. The focus is on reducing wind noise from speech in single channel signals. More specically

  3. 1 Introduction 1 A Shot Noise Model For Financial Assets

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    Schmidt, Thorsten

    1 Introduction 1 A Shot Noise Model For Financial Assets Timo Altmann, Thorsten Schmidt In this article we propose and study a model for stock prices which allows for shot-noise effects. This means forever. As we have argued above this may be unrealistic so that shot-noise models constitute useful

  4. Extending Stochastic Resonance for Neuron Models to General Levy Noise

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    Applebaum, David

    Extending Stochastic Resonance for Neuron Models to General Levy Noise David Applebaum, Probability resonance for general feedback continuous and spiking neuron models using additive Levy noise constrained extends to general Levy noise models. We achieve this by showing that "large jump" discontinuities

  5. Statistical Modeling of Asynchronous Impulsive Noise in Powerline Communication Networks

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    Evans, Brian L.

    Statistical Modeling of Asynchronous Impulsive Noise in Powerline Communication Networks Marcel statistics of asynchronous noise. In this paper, we (i) derive a canonical statistical-physical model readers interested in channel modeling to [1], [2], [3], [4], [5]. The non-Gaussian noise in PLC networks

  6. Wavepacket Modeling of the Jet Noise Source Dimitri Papamoschou*

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    Papamoschou, Dimitri

    Wavepacket Modeling of the Jet Noise Source Dimitri Papamoschou* University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA This research is motivated by the need for physical models for the jet noise source be explained on the basis of a single noise source (the wavepacket), rather than the prevailing model of two

  7. A Model for Interlevel Coupling Noise in Multilevel Interconnect ' Structures

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    Swaminathan, Madhavan

    A Model for Interlevel Coupling Noise in Multilevel Interconnect ' Structures Martin Saint- case noise is simulated using an RC transmission line model that includes the timing of the attackers noise model is sometimes very desirable, in particular for the design of clock distribution networks

  8. Multiplicative colored noise in linearized models of biochemical reaction networks

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    Ingalls, Brian

    Multiplicative colored noise in linearized models of biochemical reaction networks Matthew Scott is often modeled by white noise, though results obtained in this fashion tend to overstate the effect to a model of bacterial chemotaxis with multiple explicit noise sources. The frequency response

  9. MODEL COMPENSATION FOR NOISES IN TRAINING AND TEST DATA

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    MODEL COMPENSATION FOR NOISES IN TRAINING AND TEST DATA Driss Matrouf and Jean-Luc Gauvain LIMSI on a channel model generally assume that the training data is noise-free, and the test data is noisy[1, 2, 3, 4 the channel type or the background noise characteristics is available, model com- pensation has

  10. Numerical Study of Noise Shielding by Airframe Structures Changzheng Huang*

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    Papamoschou, Dimitri

    Numerical Study of Noise Shielding by Airframe Structures Changzheng Huang* and Dimitri Papamoschou-quiet advent aircraft that use jet noise shielding by the airframe. Current methods to predict shielding from predictive tools for jet noise shielding therefore requires a different approach. In this study we use

  11. The role of cooperative binding on noise expression

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    P. S. Gutierrez; D. Monteoliva; L. Diambra

    2009-08-02

    The origin of stochastic fluctuations in gene expression has received considerable attention recently. Fluctuations in gene expression are particularly pronounced in cellular systems because of the small copy number of species undergoing transitions between discrete chemical states and the small size of biological compartments. In this paper, we propose a stochastic model for gene expression regulation including several binding sites, considering elementary reactions only. The model is used to investigate the role of cooperativity on the intrinsic fluctuations of gene expression, by means of master equation formalism. We found that the Hill coefficient and the level of noise increases as the interaction energy between activators increases. Additionally, we show that the model allows to distinguish between two cooperative binding mechanisms.

  12. Frequency noise and intensity noise of next-generation gravitational-wave detectors with RF/DC readout schemes

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    K. Somiya; Y. Chen; S. Kawamura; N. Mio

    2007-01-29

    The sensitivity of next-generation gravitational-wave detectors such as Advanced LIGO and LCGT should be limited mostly by quantum noise with an expected technical progress to reduce seismic noise and thermal noise. Those detectors will employ the optical configuration of resonant-sideband-extraction that can be realized with a signal-recycling mirror added to the Fabry-Perot Michelson interferometer. While this configuration can reduce quantum noise of the detector, it can possibly increase laser frequency noise and intensity noise. The analysis of laser noise in the interferometer with the conventional configuration has been done in several papers, and we shall extend the analysis to the resonant-sideband-extraction configuration with the radiation pressure effect included. We shall also refer to laser noise in the case we employ the so-called DC readout scheme.

  13. Environmental Noise and Decision Making Possible Implications of Increases in Anthropogenic Noise for Information Processing in Marine Mammals

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    Bateson, Melissa

    2007-01-01

    events such as white noise or quinine-tainted food. It iswere associated with unpalatable quinine-injected mealworms

  14. Cardiopulmonary Toxicity Induced by Ambient Particulate Matter (BI City Concentrated Ambient Particle Study)

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    Annette Rohr; James Wagner Masako Morishita; Gerald Keeler; Jack Harkema

    2010-06-30

    Alterations in heart rate variability (HRV) have been reported in rodents exposed to concentrated ambient particles (CAPs) from different regions of the United States. The goal of this study was to compare alterations in cardiac function induced by CAPs in two distinct regional atmospheres. AirCARE 1, a mobile laboratory with an EPA/Harvard fine particle (particulate matter <2.5 {micro}m; PM{sub 2.5}) concentrator was located in urban Detroit, MI, where the PM mixture is heavily influenced by motor vehicles, and in Steubenville, OH, where PM is derived primarily from long-range transport and transformation of power plant emissions, as well as from local industrial operations. Each city was studied during both winter and summer months, for a total of four sampling periods. Spontaneously hypertensive rats instrumented for electrocardiogram (ECG) telemetry were exposed to CAPs 8 h/day for 13 consecutive days during each sampling period. Heart rate (HR), and indices of HRV (standard deviation of the average normal-to-normal intervals [SDNN]; square root of the mean squared difference of successive normal-to-normal intervals [rMSSD]), were calculated for 30-minute intervals during exposures. A large suite of PM components, including nitrate, sulfate, elemental and organic carbon, and trace elements, were monitored in CAPs and ambient air. In addition, a unique sampler, the Semi-Continuous Elements in Air Sampler (SEAS) was employed to obtain every-30-minute measurements of trace elements. Positive matrix factorization (PMF) methods were applied to estimate source contributions to PM{sub 2.5}. Mixed modeling techniques were employed to determine associations between pollutants/CAPs components and HR and HRV metrics. Mean CAPs concentrations in Detroit were 518 and 357 {micro}g/m{sup 3} (summer and winter, respectively) and 487 and 252 {micro}g/m{sup 3} in Steubenville. In Detroit, significant reductions in SDNN were observed in the summer in association with cement/lime, iron/steel, and gasoline/diesel factors, while associations with the sludge incineration factor and components were less consistent. In winter, increases in HR were associated with a refinery factor and its components. CAPs-associated HR decreases in winter were linked to sludge incineration, cement/lime, and coal/secondary factors and the majority of their associated components. Specific relationships for increased rMSSD in winter were difficult to determine due to lack of consistency between factors and associated constituents. In Steubenville, we observed significant changes in HR (both increases and decreases), SDNN, and rMSSD in the summer, but not in the winter. We examined associations between individual source factors/PM components and HRV metrics segregated by predominant wind direction (NE or SW). Changes in HR (both increases and decreases) were linked with metal processing, waste incineration, and iron/steel factors along with most of their associated elemental constituents. Reductions in SDNN were associated with metal processing, waste incineration, and mobile source factors and the majority of elements loading onto these factors. There were no consistent associations between changes in rMSSD and source factors/components. Despite the large number of coal-fired power plants in the region, and therefore the large contribution of secondary sulfate to overall PM mass, we did not observe any associations with the coal/secondary factor or with the majority of its associated components. There were several inconsistencies in our results which make definitive conclusions difficult. For example, we observed opposing signs of effect estimates with some components depending on season, and with others depending on wind direction. In addition, our extensive dataset clearly would be subject to issues of multiple comparisons, and the 'true' significant results are unknown. Overall, however, our results suggest that acute changes in cardiac function were most strongly associated with local industrial sources. Results for coal-fired power plant-derived PM were

  15. Heat Equations with Fractional White Noise Potentials

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    Hu, Y. [Department of Mathematics, University of Kansas, 405 Snow Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045-2142 (United States)], E-mail: hu@math.ukans.edu

    2001-07-01

    This paper is concerned with the following stochastic heat equations: ({partial_derivative}u{sub t}(x))/({partial_derivative}t=1/2 u{sub t}(x)+{omega}{sup H}.u{sub t}(x)), x element of {sup d}, t>0, where w{sup H} is a time independent fractional white noise with Hurst parameter H=(h{sub 1}, h{sub 2},..., h{sub d}) , or a time dependent fractional white noise with Hurst parameter H=(h{sub 0}, h{sub 1},..., h{sub d}) . Denote | H | =h{sub 1}+h{sub 2}+...+h{sub d} . When the noise is time independent, it is shown that if 1/2 d-1 , then the solution is in L{sub 2} and the L{sub 2} -Lyapunov exponent of the solution is estimated. When the noise is time dependent, it is shown that if 1/2 d- 2 /( 2h{sub 0}-1 ) , the solution is in L{sub 2} and the L{sub 2} -Lyapunov exponent of the solution is also estimated. A family of distribution spaces S{sub {rho}} , {rho} element of RR , is introduced so that every chaos of an element in S{sub {rho}} is in L{sub 2} . The Lyapunov exponents in S{sub {rho}} of the solution are also estimated.

  16. Nonequilibrium noise in electrophoresis: the microion wind

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    Suropriya Saha; Sriram Ramaswamy

    2009-07-02

    We analyze theoretically the dynamics of a single colloidal particle in an externally applied electric field. The thermal motions of microions lead to an anisotropic, nonequilibrium source of noise, pro- portional to the field, in the effective Langevin equation for the colloid. The fluctuation-dissipation ratio depends strongly on frequency, and the colloid if displaced from its steady-state position relaxes with a velocity not proportional to the gradient of the logarithm of the steady-state probability.

  17. Reflecting the Revised PM 2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard...

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    Reflecting the Revised PM 2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard in NEPA Evaluations Reflecting the Revised PM 2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard in NEPA Evaluations This...

  18. Effect of the shutdown of a large coal fired power plant on ambient mercury species

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    Wang, Yungang

    2014-01-01

    the shutdown of a coal-fired power plant on urban ultrafineof a large coal-fired power plant on ambient mercury speciesof a large coal-fired power plant on ambient mercury species

  19. Noise performance of magneto-inductive cables

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    Wiltshire, M. C. K. Syms, R. R. A.

    2014-07-21

    Magneto-inductive (MI) waveguides are metamaterial structures based on periodic arrangements of inductively coupled resonant magnetic elements. They are of interest for power transfer, communications and sensing, and can be realised in a flexible cable format. Signal-to-noise ratio is extremely important in applications involving signals. Here, we present the first experimental measurements of the noise performance of metamaterial cables. We focus on an application involving radiofrequency signal transmission in internal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), where the subdivision of the metamaterial cable provides intrinsic patient safety. We consider MI cables suitable for use at 300 MHz during {sup 1}H MRI at 7 T, and find noise figures of 2.3–2.8?dB/m, together with losses of 3.0–3.9?dB/m, in good agreement with model calculations. These values are high compared to conventional cables, but become acceptable when (as here) the environment precludes the use of continuous conductors. To understand this behaviour, we present arguments for the fundamental performance limitations of these cables.

  20. Squeezed-light spin noise spectroscopy

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    Lucivero, Vito Giovanni; Kong, Jia; Mitchell, Morgan W

    2015-01-01

    We report quantum enhancement of Faraday rotation spin noise spectroscopy by polarization squeezing of the probe beam. Using natural abundance Rb in \\SI{100}{Torr}of N$_2$ buffer gas, and squeezed light from a sub-threshold optical parametric oscillator stabilized \\SI{20}{GHz}to the blue of the D$_1$ resonance, we observe that an input squeezing of \\SI{3.0}{dB} improves the signal-to-noise ratio by \\SI{1.5}{dB} to \\SI{2.6}{dB} over the combined (power)$\\otimes$(number density) ranges (\\SI{0.5}{mW} to \\SI{4.0}{mW})$\\otimes$(\\SI{1.5d12}{cm\\tothe{-3}} to \\SI{1.3d13}{cm\\tothe{-3}}), covering the full practical range and into the strongly-perturbed regime. We show that in these conditions squeezing improves the trade-off between statistical noise and systematic shifts, a new kind of quantum advantage.

  1. Squeezed-light spin noise spectroscopy

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    Vito Giovanni Lucivero; Ricardo Jiménez-Martínez; Jia Kong; Morgan W. Mitchell

    2015-09-18

    We report quantum enhancement of Faraday rotation spin noise spectroscopy by polarization squeezing of the probe beam. Using natural abundance Rb in \\SI{100}{Torr}of N$_2$ buffer gas, and squeezed light from a sub-threshold optical parametric oscillator stabilized \\SI{20}{GHz}to the blue of the D$_1$ resonance, we observe that an input squeezing of \\SI{3.0}{dB} improves the signal-to-noise ratio by \\SI{1.5}{dB} to \\SI{2.6}{dB} over the combined (power)$\\otimes$(number density) ranges (\\SI{0.5}{mW} to \\SI{4.0}{mW})$\\otimes$(\\SI{1.5d12}{cm\\tothe{-3}} to \\SI{1.3d13}{cm\\tothe{-3}}), covering the full practical range and into the strongly-perturbed regime. We show that in these conditions squeezing improves the trade-off between statistical noise and systematic shifts, a new kind of quantum advantage.

  2. Graphene-based terahertz photodetector by noise thermometry technique

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    Wang, Ming-Jye; Wang, Ji-Wun; Wang, Chun-Lun; Chiang, Yen-Yu; Chang, Hsian-Hong

    2014-01-20

    We report the characteristics of graphene-based terahertz (THz) photodetector based on noise thermometry technique by measuring its noise power at frequency from 4 to 6 GHz. Hot electron system in graphene microbridge is generated after THz photon pumping and creates extra noise power. The equivalent noise temperature and electron temperature increase rapidly in low THz pumping regime and saturate gradually in high THz power regime which is attributed to a faster energy relaxation process involved by stronger electron-phonon interaction. Based on this detector, a conversion efficiency around 0.15 from THz power to noise power in 4–6?GHz span has been achieved.

  3. Robust Shot Noise Measurement for Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution

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    Sébastien Kunz-Jacques; Paul Jouguet

    2015-01-17

    We study a practical method to measure the shot noise in real time in Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution (CVQKD) systems. The amount of secret key that can be extracted from the raw statistics depends strongly on this quantity since it affects in particular the computation of the excess noise (i.e. noise in excess of the shot noise) added by an eavesdropper on the quantum channel. Some powerful quantum hacking attacks relying on faking the estimated value of the shot noise to hide an intercept and resend strategy were proposed. Here, we provide experimental evidence that our method can defeat the saturation attack and the wavelength attack.

  4. Uncertainty associated with the gravimetric measurement of particulate matter concentration in ambient air 

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    Lacey, Ronald; Faulkner, William

    2015-01-01

    of the instrument parameters contributed significantly to the overall uncertainty: the uncertainty in the pressure drop measurement across the orifice meter during both calibration and testing and the uncertainty of the airflow standard used during calibration... of the orifice meter. Five environmental parameters occurring during field measurements were considered for their effect on overall uncertainty: ambient TSP concentration, volumetric airflow rate, ambient temperature, ambient pressure, and ambient relative...

  5. Water Power Calculator Temperature and Analog Input/Output Module Ambient Temperature Testing

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    Mark D. McKay

    2011-02-01

    Water Power Calculator Temperature and Analog input/output Module Ambient Temperature Testing A series of three ambient temperature tests were conducted for the Water Power Calculator development using the INL Calibration Laboratory’s Tenney Environmental Chamber. The ambient temperature test results demonstrate that the Moore Industries Temperature Input Modules, Analog Input Module and Analog Output Module, ambient temperature response meet or exceed the manufactures specifications

  6. Photoelectron Spectroscopy under Ambient Pressure and Temperature Conditions

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    Ogletree, D. Frank; Bluhm, Hendrik; Hebenstreit, Eleonore B.; Salmeron, Miquel

    2009-02-27

    We describe the development and applications of novel instrumentation for photoemission spectroscopy of solid or liquid surfaces in the presence of gases under ambient conditions or pressure and temperature. The new instrument overcomes the strong scattering of electrons in gases by the use of an aperture close to the surface followed by a differentially-pumped electrostatic lens system. In addition to the scattering problem, experiments in the presence of condensed water or other liquids require the development of special sample holders to provide localized cooling. We discuss the first two generations of Ambient Pressure PhotoEmission Spectroscopy (APPES) instruments developed at synchrotron light sources (ALS in Berkeley and BESSY in Berlin), with special focus on the Berkeley instruments. Applications to environmental science and catalytic chemical research are illustrated in two examples.

  7. AMBIENT PM2.5 SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS

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    Unknown

    2001-10-31

    This interim report summarizes detailed findings and conclusions drawn from evaluations of data obtained from the operation of ambient PM{sub 2.5} speciation sites in a geographical area encompassing southeastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northwestern West Virginia. The overall goal of this program, called the Upper Ohio River Valley Project (UORVP), is to better understand the relationship between coal-based power system emissions and ambient air quality in the Upper Ohio River Valley region through the collection of chemically resolved or speciated data. A summary of the sampling activities, sample analyses and the correlation and interpretation of data acquired from February 1999 through March of 2001 are reported. Mass and speciated data from urban and rural sources are compared and seasonal variations in PM{sub 2.5} distribution are also examined. Correlations between meteorological parameters and total PM{sub 2.5} mass are also presented.

  8. AMBIENT PM2.5 SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS

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    Unknown

    2002-10-31

    This interim report summarizes detailed findings and conclusions drawn from evaluations of data obtained from the operation of ambient PM{sub 2.5} speciation sites in a geographical area encompassing southeastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northwestern West Virginia. The overall goal of this program, called the Upper Ohio River Valley Project (UORVP), is to better understand the relationship between coal-based power system emissions and ambient air quality in the Upper Ohio River Valley region through the collection of chemically resolved or speciated data. A summary of the sampling activities, sample analyses and the correlation and interpretation of data acquired from February 1999 through March of 2001 are reported. Mass and speciated data from urban and rural sources are compared and seasonal variations in PM{sub 2.5} distribution are also examined. Correlations between meteorological parameters and total PM{sub 2.5} mass are also presented.

  9. LINEAMIENTOS PARA IMPLEMENTAR LOS INSTRUMENTOS ECONÓMICOS DE LA LEGISLACIÓN AMBIENTAL DE LA REGIÓN CENTRO OCCIDENTE DE MÉXICO. RESULTADOS DE UNA INVESTIGACION PROSPECTIVA

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    Hernandez Aguilar, Gerardo P.; de la Torre, Gabriela Ruiz

    2012-01-01

    distinguen: implementar la contabilidad ambiental a travésde un proyecto de “contabilidad ambiental” donde seo producto final. (Esta contabilidad ambiental sería una

  10. Ambient methods and apparatus for rapid laser trace constituent analysis

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    Snyder, Stuart C. (Idaho Falls, ID); Partin, Judy K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Grandy, Jon D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Jeffery, Charles L. (Blackfoot, ID)

    2002-01-01

    A method and apparatus are disclosed for measuring trace amounts of constituents in samples by using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy and laser induced fluorescence under ambient conditions. The laser induced fluorescence is performed at a selected wavelength corresponding to an absorption state of a selected trace constituent. The intensity value of the emission decay signal which is generated by the trace constituent is compared to calibrated emission intensity decay values to determine the amount of trace constituent present.

  11. Characterization of control noise effects in optimal quantum unitary dynamics

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    David Hocker; Constantin Brif; Matthew D. Grace; Ashley Donovan; Tak-San Ho; Katharine Moore Tibbetts; Rebing Wu; Herschel Rabitz

    2014-11-13

    This work develops measures for quantifying the effects of field noise upon targeted unitary transformations. Robustness to noise is assessed in the framework of the quantum control landscape, which is the mapping from the control to the unitary transformation performance measure (quantum gate fidelity). Within that framework, a new geometric interpretation of stochastic noise effects naturally arises, where more robust optimal controls are associated with regions of small overlap between landscape curvature and the noise correlation function. Numerical simulations of this overlap in the context of quantum information processing reveal distinct noise spectral regimes that better support robust control solutions. This perspective shows the dual importance of both noise statistics and the control form for robustness, thereby opening up new avenues of investigation on how to mitigate noise effects in quantum systems.

  12. Ambient intelligence and wearable computing: Sensors on the body, in the home,

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    Cook, Diane J.

    Ambient intelligence and wearable computing: Sensors on the body, in the home, and beyond Diane J in wearable com- puting and ambient intelligence. Keywords: Wearable sensors, wearable computing, body area], and intelligent [18]. Ambient intelligence is often associated with intelligent sensors and software em- bedded

  13. coleo explorando o ensino o brasil e o meio ambiente antrtico

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    coleção explorando o ensino 10 volume o brasil e o meio ambiente antártico #12;#12;coleção explorando o ensino volume 10 ensino fundamental e ensino médio o brasil e o meio ambiente antártico #12 Dados Internacionais de Catalogação na Publicação (CIP) O Brasil e o meio ambiente antártico : ensino

  14. ACOUSTIC AND LANGUAGE MODELING OF HUMAN AND NONHUMAN NOISES FOR HUMANTOHUMAN SPONTANEOUS SPEECH RECOGNITION

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    Schultz, Tanja

    , cough, etc. so­called human noises, or as nonarticulatory noises, like paper rustle, key click, door

  15. Identification of dynamic properties from ambient vibration measurements

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    Farrar, C.R. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); James, G.H. III [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1995-09-01

    To better understand the dynamic behavior of structures under normal dynamic loads as well as extreme loads such as those caused by seismic events or high winds, it is desirable to measure the dynamic properties (resonant frequencies, mode shapes and modal damping) of these structures. The cross-correlation function between two response measurements made on an ambiently excited structure is shown to have the same form as the system`s impulse response function. Therefore, standard time-domain curve-fitting procedures such as the complex exponential method, which are typically applied to impulse response functions, can now be applied to the cross-correlation functions to estimate the resonant frequencies and modal damping of the structure. A direct comparison of resonant frequencies identified by curve-fitting the cross-correlation functions, using traffic excitation as the ambient vibration source, and modal properties identified by standard forced vibration testing of a highway bridge, after traffic was removed, showed a maximum discrepancy of 3.63%. Similar comparisons for the average modal damping values identified by the two methods showed a 9.82% difference. This experimental verification implies that the proposed method of analyzing ambient vibration data has the potential to accurately assess the dynamic properties of large structures subjected to seismic excitations and small structures that are tested on a shake table.

  16. Linear noise approximation of noise-induced oscillation in NF-?B signaling network

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    Jaewook Joo

    2010-10-08

    NF-{\\kappa}B, one of key regulators of inflammation, apoptosis, and differentiation, was found to have noisy oscillatory shuttling between the nucleus and the cytoplasm in single cells when cells are stimulated by cytokine TNF{\\alpha}. We present the analytical analysis which uncovers the underlying physical mechanisms of this spectacular noise-induced transition in biological networks. Starting with the master equation describing both signaling and transcription events in NF-{\\kappa}B signaling network, we derived the macroscopic and the Fokker-Planck equations by using van Kampen's sysem size expansion. Using the noise-induced oscillatory signatures present in the power spectrum, we constructed the two-dimensional phase diagram where the noise-induced oscillation emerges in the dynamically stable parameter space.

  17. Noise-driven informatics: secure classical communications via wire and noise-based computing

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    Laszlo B. Kish

    2008-11-27

    In this paper, we show recent results indicating that using electrical noise as information carrier offers outstanding potentials reminding of quantum informatics. One example is noise-based computing and logic that shows certain similarities to quantum logic. However, due to the lack of the collapse of wavefunction and due to the immediate accessibility of superposition components, the use of noise-based and quantum computers will probably be different. Another example is secure communications where, out of the unconditional security at idealistic situations, a practical security beyond known quantum solutions can be achieved and has been demonstrated. Here the keys to security are the robustness of classical information, and the second law of thermodynamics. These offer the avoidance of making error statistics and single bit security. It has the potential to restrict the practical applications of quantum communicators to the situations where no wire can be used but optical communication via fiber or via space is possible.

  18. Broadband, noise-free optical quantum memory with neutral nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond

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    E. Poem; C. Weinzetl; J. Klatzow; K. T. Kaczmarek; J. H. D. Munns; T. F. M. Champion; D. J. Saunders; J. Nunn; I. A. Walmsley

    2015-04-23

    It is proposed that the ground-state manifold of the neutral nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond could be used as a quantum two-level system in a solid-state-based implementation of a broadband, noise-free quantum optical memory. The proposal is based on the same-spin $\\Lambda$-type three-level system created between the two E orbital ground states and the A$_1$ orbital excited state of the center, and the cross-linear polarization selection rules obtained with the application of transverse electric field or uniaxial stress. Possible decay and decoherence mechanisms of this system are discussed, and it is shown that high-efficiency, noise-free storage of photons as short as a few tens of picoseconds for at least a few nanoseconds could be possible at low temperature.

  19. Noise suppression in reconstruction of low-Z target megavoltage cone-beam CT images

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    Wang Jing; Robar, James; Guan Huaiqun

    2012-08-15

    Purpose: To improve the image contrast-to-noise (CNR) ratio for low-Z target megavoltage cone-beam CT (MV CBCT) using a statistical projection noise suppression algorithm based on the penalized weighted least-squares (PWLS) criterion. Methods: Projection images of a contrast phantom, a CatPhan{sup Registered-Sign} 600 phantom and a head phantom were acquired by a Varian 2100EX LINAC with a low-Z (Al) target and low energy x-ray beam (2.5 MeV) at a low-dose level and at a high-dose level. The projections were then processed by minimizing the PWLS objective function. The weighted least square (WLS) term models the noise of measured projection and the penalty term enforces the smoothing constraints of the projection image. The variance of projection data was chosen as the weight for the PWLS objective function and it determined the contribution of each measurement. An anisotropic quadratic form penalty that incorporates the gradient information of projection image was used to preserve edges during noise reduction. Low-Z target MV CBCT images were reconstructed by the FDK algorithm after each projection was processed by the PWLS smoothing. Results: Noise in low-Z target MV CBCT images were greatly suppressed after the PWLS projection smoothing, without noticeable sacrifice of the spatial resolution. Depending on the choice of smoothing parameter, the CNR of selected regions of interest in the PWLS processed low-dose low-Z target MV CBCT image can be higher than the corresponding high-dose image.Conclusion: The CNR of low-Z target MV CBCT images was substantially improved by using PWLS projection smoothing. The PWLS projection smoothing algorithm allows the reconstruction of high contrast low-Z target MV CBCT image with a total dose of as low as 2.3 cGy.

  20. Effect of metal Additions on the Hydrogen Uptake of Microporous Carbon at Near-Ambient Temperature

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    Contescu, Cristian I; Gallego, Nidia C; Bhat, Vinay V

    2010-01-01

    Enhancing the hydrogen sorption capacity of microporous carbon materials at near-ambient temperature continue to be a challenge and the subject of intense research. Physisorption alone on microporous carbons is not strong enough to provide the desired levels of hydrogen uptake. Modifying carbons with small amounts of metals has been proven effective to increase the amounts adsorbed. However, very different mechanisms may be involved when the promoters are transition metals or alkali metals. In this presentation we compare the effect of additions of palladium and/or alkali metals on the hydrogen uptake of microporous carbons, in an attempt to differentiate between the possible mechanisms leading to enhanced hydrogen capacity and fast kinetics.

  1. Geometric phase of a qubit driven by a phase noise laser under non-Markovian dynamics

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    Berrada, K.

    2014-01-15

    Robustness of the geometric phase (GP) with respect to the environmental effects is a basic condition for an effective quantum computation. Here, we study quantitatively the GP of a two-level atom system driven by a phase noise laser under non-Markovian dynamics in terms of different parameters involved in the whole system. We find that with the change of the damping coupling, the GP is very sensitive to its properties exhibiting long collapse and revival phenomena, which play a significant role in enhancing the stabilization and control of the system dynamics. Moreover, we show that the GP can be considered as a tool for testing and characterizing the nature of the qubit–environment coupling. Due to the significance of how a system is quantum correlated with its environment in the construction of a scalable quantum computer, the entanglement dynamics between the qubit with its environment under external classical noise is evaluated and investigated during the time evolution. -- Highlights: •Geometric phase under noise phase laser. •Dynamics of the geometric phase under non-Markovian dynamics in the presence of classical noise. •Solution of master equation of the system in terms atomic inversion. •Nonlocal correlation between the system and its environment under non-Markovianity.

  2. Discussion about Noise Equivalent Power and its use for photon noise calculation.

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    Leclercq, Samuel

    . 2007-03-02. Abstract. The Noise Equivalent Power (NEP) is a concept often used to quantify processes, I show the link between the different definitions of the NEP. In the third part, starting from the fundamental properties of boson I calculate the most general expression for the photon NEP, allowing to link

  3. Framework for assessing impacts of pile-driving noise from offshore wind farm construction on a harbour seal population

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    Thompson, Paul M.; Hastie, Gordon D.; Nedwell, Jeremy; Barham, Richard; Brookes, Kate L.; Cordes, Line S.; Bailey, Helen; McLean, Nancy

    2013-11-15

    Offshore wind farm developments may impact protected marine mammal populations, requiring appropriate assessment under the EU Habitats Directive. We describe a framework developed to assess population level impacts of disturbance from piling noise on a protected harbour seal population in the vicinity of proposed wind farm developments in NE Scotland. Spatial patterns of seal distribution and received noise levels are integrated with available data on the potential impacts of noise to predict how many individuals are displaced or experience auditory injury. Expert judgement is used to link these impacts to changes in vital rates and applied to population models that compare population changes under baseline and construction scenarios over a 25 year period. We use published data and hypothetical piling scenarios to illustrate how the assessment framework has been used to support environmental assessments, explore the sensitivity of the framework to key assumptions, and discuss its potential application to other populations of marine mammals. -- Highlights: • We develop a framework to support Appropriate Assessment for harbour seal populations. • We assessed potential impacts of wind farm construction noise. • Data on distribution of seals and noise were used to predict effects on individuals. • Expert judgement linked these impacts to vital rates to model population change. • We explore the sensitivity of the framework to key assumptions and uncertainties.

  4. C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate-riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 10. 11. 2010

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate- riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia. 6. L'energia potenziale V (r) di una molecola biatomica dipende dalla distanza r dei due atomi e pu'equilibrio, D `e l'energia di dissociazione e a `e una costante che controlla la larghezza del potenziale. Per

  5. C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 4. 12. 2008

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e i Materiali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti. L'energia potenziale V (r) di una molecola biatomica dipende dalla distanza r dei due atomi e pu'equilibrio, D `e l'energia di dissociazione e a `e una costante che controlla la larghezza del potenziale. Per

  6. Propagation of numerical noise in particle-in-cell tracking

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    Kesting, Frederik

    2015-01-01

    The particle-in-cell (PIC) method is the most used algorithm to perform self-consistent tracking of intense particle beams. For short term tracking the PIC method gives reliable results. However, the limited accuracy of the algorithm becomes important for long term tracking. It acts on single particles as a numerical noise and therefore ultimately leads to an artificial diffusion of the tracked particle beam. In this work we analyze the effect of PIC induced noise on the beam evolution. A detailed analysis of the particle tracker conjoint with the PIC solver leads to the concepts of correlated and decorrelated noise. For decorrelated numerical noise we derive a useful scaling law on the simulation parameters, that can be applied to mitigate artificial noise effects. Further, a strategy is proposed to avoid correlations in the numerical noise and therefore to assure the reliability of simulation studies.

  7. Environmental assessment of air quality, noise and cooling tower drift from the Jersey City Total Energy Demonstration

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    Davis, W.T.; Kolb, J.O.

    1980-06-01

    This assessment covers three specific effects from the operation of the Total Energy (TE) demonstration: (1) air quality from combustion emissions of 600 kW diesel engines and auxiliary boilers fueled with No. 2 distillate oil, (2) noise levels from TE equipment operation, (3) cooling tower drift from two, 2220 gpm, forced-draft cooling towers. For the air quality study, measurements were performed to determine both the combustion emission rates and ground-level air quality at the Demonstration site. Stack analysis of NO/sub x/, SO/sub 2/, CO, particulates, and total hydrocarbons characterized emission rates over a range of operating conditions. Ground-level air quality was monitored during two six-week periods during the summer and winter of 1977. The noise study was performed by measuring sound levels in db(A) in the area within approximately 60 m of the CEB. The noise survey investigated the effects on noise distribution of different wind conditions, time of day or night, and condition of doors - open or closed - near the diesel engines in the CEB. In the cooling tower study, drift emission characteristics were measured to quantify the drift emission before and after cleaning of the tower internals to reduce fallout of large drift droplets in the vicinity of the CEB.

  8. Localization of metal-induced gap states at the metal-insulator interface: Origin of flux noise in SQUIDs and superconducting qubits

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    Choi, SangKook; Lee, Dung-Hai; Louie, Steven G.; Clarke, John

    2009-10-10

    The origin of magnetic flux noise in Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices with a power spectrum scaling as 1/f (f is frequency) has been a puzzle for over 20 years. This noise limits the decoherence time of superconducting qubits. A consensus has emerged that the noise arises from fluctuating spins of localized electrons with an areal density of 5 x 10(17)m(-2). We show that, in the presence of potential disorder at the metal-insulator interface, some of the metal-induced gap states become localized and produce local moments. A modest level of disorder yields the observed areal density.

  9. Ecogeo Meio Ambiente e Energias Renov veis | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EA Jump to:of the NationalDynetekofEcogeo Meio Ambiente e Energias

  10. Including probe-level uncertainty in model-based gene expression clustering

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    Liu, Xuejun; Lin, Kevin K; Andersen, Bogi; Rattray, Magnus

    2007-01-01

    quantity. For the six-group and seven-group datasets, threeexpression level for group seven is x qij = A qi , where Asecond column is for the seven group dataset with one noise

  11. Prediction of Acoustic Noise in Switched Reluctance Motor Drives

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    Lin, CJ; Fahimi, B

    2014-03-01

    Prediction of acoustic noise distribution generated by electric machines has become an integral part of design and control in noise sensitive applications. This paper presents a fast and precise acoustic noise imaging technique for switched reluctance machines (SRMs). This method is based on distribution of radial vibration in the stator frame of the SRM. Radial vibration of the stator frame, at a network of probing points, is computed using input phase current and phase voltage waveforms. Sequentially, the acceleration of the probing network will be expanded to predict full acceleration on the stator frame surface, using which acoustic noise emission caused by the stator can be calculated using the boundary element method.

  12. White Noise, Black-body radiation and Secure communication

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    C. Tannous; J. Langlois

    2015-06-05

    Nyquist White noise derivation based on blackbody radiation interacting with electrons in a transmission line is revisited and is shown to possibly pave the way toward secure noise-based communication systems. Encrypting a message for secure transmission might be performed by combining it with controlled noise as performed in Spread-Spectrum communication that are presently used in Telecommunication systems. Quantum communication using entanglement is another route for secure communications as demonstrated by several important experiments. Classical and Quantum noise are compared and discussed as a major constituent of secure communication.

  13. Integration of Noise and Coda Correlation Data into Kinematic...

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    Integration of Noise and Coda Correlation Data into Kinematic and Waveform Inversions presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado....

  14. Noise-induced bifurcations, Multiscaling and On-Off intermittency

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    Sebastien Aumaitre; Francois Petrelis; Kirone Mallick

    2007-10-22

    We present recent results on noise-induced transitions in a nonlinear oscillator with randomly modulated frequency. The presence of stochastic perturbations drastically alters the dynamical behaviour of the oscillator: noise can wash out a global attractor but can also have a constructive role by stabilizing an unstable fixed point. The random oscillator displays a rich phenomenology but remains elementary enough to allow for exact calculations: this system is thus a useful paradigm for the study of noise-induced bifurcations and is an ideal testing ground for various mathematical techniques. We show that the phase is determined by the sign of the Lyapunov exponent (which can be calculated non-perturbatively for white noise), and we derive the full phase diagram of the system. We also investigate the effect of time-correlations of the noise on the phase diagram and show that a smooth random perturbation is less efficient than white noise. We study the critical behaviour near the transition and explain why noise-induced transitions often exhibit intermittency and multiscaling: these effects do not depend on the amplitude of the noise but rather on its power spectrum. By increasing or filtering out the low frequencies of the noise, intermittency and multiscaling can be enhanced or eliminated.

  15. Beneficial role of noise in artificial neural networks

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    Monterola, Christopher; Saloma, Caesar; Zapotocky, Martin

    2008-06-18

    We demonstrate enhancement of neural networks efficacy to recognize frequency encoded signals and/or to categorize spatial patterns of neural activity as a result of noise addition. For temporal information recovery, noise directly added to the receiving neurons allow instantaneous improvement of signal-to-noise ratio [Monterola and Saloma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2002]. For spatial patterns however, recurrence is necessary to extend and homogenize the operating range of a feed-forward neural network [Monterola and Zapotocky, Phys. Rev. E 2005]. Finally, using the size of the basin of attraction of the networks learned patterns (dynamical fixed points), a procedure for estimating the optimal noise is demonstrated.

  16. Low frequency noise measurements of resonant tunnel diodes 

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    Villareal, Samuel Simon

    1988-01-01

    26 28 31 31 32 32 18a Bias dependence of 4. 5 KHz noise at 388 K under forward bias 33 Bias dependence of 4. 5 KHz noise at 388 K under inverted bias 33 lla Noise spectrum of RTD under 8. 46 V forward bias at 288 K 38 lib Noise spectrum...]. RTD applications include very fast switching devices, memory devices, logic gates, and high-frequency oscillators and detectors [4] ~ A resonant tunneling diode is simply an energy well sandwiched between two confining energy barriers. The RTD...

  17. Enabling Green Energy and Propulsion Systems via Direct Noise...

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    GE propulsion systems Enabling Green Energy and Propulsion Systems via Direct Noise Computation PI Name: Umesh Paliath PI Email: paliath@ge.com Institution: GE Global Research...

  18. Enabling Green Energy and Propulsion Systems via Direct Noise...

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    Umesh Paliath, GE Global Research; Joe Insley, Argonne National Laboratory Enabling Green Energy and Propulsion Systems via Direct Noise Computation PI Name: Umesh Paliath PI...

  19. Review of Subcritical Source-Driven Noise Analysis Measurements

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    Valentine, T.E.

    1999-11-01

    Subcritical source-driven noise measurements are simultaneous Rossia and randomly pulsed neutron measurements that provide measured quantities that can be related to the subcritical neutron multiplication factor. In fact, subcritical source-driven noise measurements should be performed in lieu of Rossia measurements because of the additional information that is obtained from noise measurements such as the spectral ratio and the coherence functions. The basic understanding of source-driven noise analysis measurements can be developed from a point reactor kinetics model to demonstrate how the measured quantities relate to the subcritical neutron multiplication factor.

  20. CO{sub 2} Capture by Sub-ambient Membrane Operation

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    Kulkarni, S.; Hasse, D.; Sanders, E.; Chaubey, T.

    2012-11-30

    The main objective of the project was to develop a CO{sub 2} capture process based on sub-ambient temperature operation of a hollow fiber membrane. The program aims to reach the eventual DOE program goal of > 90% CO{sub 2} capture from existing PC fired power plants with < 35% increase in the cost of electricity. The project involves closed-loop testing of commercial fiber bundles under simulated process conditions to test the mechanical integrity and operability of membrane module structural component under sub ambient temperature. A commercial MEDAL 12” bundle exhibited excellent mechanical integrity for 2 months. However, selectivity was ~25% lower than expected at sub-ambient conditions. This could be attributed to a small feed to permeate leak or bundle non-ideality. To investigate further, and due to compressor flow limitations, the 12” bundle was replaced with a 6” bundle to conduct tests with lower permeate/feed ratios, as originally planned. The commercial 6” bundle was used for both parametric testing as well as long-term stability testing at sub-ambient conditions. Parametric studies were carried out both near the start and end of the long-term test. The parametric studies characterized membrane performance over a broad range of feed conditions: temperature (-25°C to -45°C), pressure (160 psig to 200 psig), and CO{sub 2} feed concentration (18% to 12%). Performance of the membrane bundle was markedly better at lower temperature (-45ºC), higher pressure (200 psig) and higher CO{sub 2} feed concentration (18%). The long-term test was conducted at these experimentally determined “optimum” feed conditions. Membrane performance was stable over 8 months at sub-ambient temperature operation. The experimentally measured high performance of the membrane bundle at sub-ambient operating conditions provides justification for interest in sub-ambient membrane processing of flue gas. In a parallel activity, the impact of contaminants (100 ppm SOx and NOx) on membrane performance was tested in the laboratory with membrane minipermeators. NO permeance is intermediate between CO{sub 2} and N{sub 2}; while both SO{sub 2} and NO{sub 2} are more permeable than CO{sub 2} at cold condition. This implies that SO{sub 2} and NO{sub 2} will be efficiently removed with CO{sub 2} into the membrane permeate in the proposed cold membrane process. Calculations were performed by Air Liquide Engineering (ALE) to estimate capture costs based on the proposed sub-ambient temperature membrane process for 90% CO{sub 2} capture from an air- fired coal power plant delivering 550 MW net electricity. Membrane performance in the process simulation was defined by the final parametric test results. This analysis involved refining the process simulation model, obtaining relevant capital cost estimates and using these to estimate a 20-year levelized cost of electricity (LCOE). A sensitivity analysis shows CO{sub 2} capture specific energy requirements of 216-242 kwh/T CO{sub 2} captured. The LCOE estimating methodology followed DOE/NETL study 2010/1397. This analysis indicates increases in LCOE between 48% and 53%. For most equipment, the budgetary capital cost estimates are expected to be valid within ± 20%. The most significant capital costs are due to the (i) feed compression and associated gas pretreatment and (ii) membrane system. For both items, there is a realistic chance for cost reductions in the immediate future (0-5 years) as well as long term reductions. The process continues to hold promise with anticipated cost reductions in compression and membrane operations. In particular, membrane costs could be reduced significantly by increased production volume (economy of scale) as well as optimization of bundle size and configuration for this application. PFD definition for a potential field test has been completed through (i) simulation work at DRTC, (ii) discussions with compressor manufacturers and (iii) a field visit to t e NCCC, Wilsonville, AL. The PC4 facility at the NCCC is a suitable site for a 0.1 MW scale test.

  1. Ultrasensitive measurement of MEMS cantilever displacement sensitivity below the shot noise limit

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    Pooser, Raphael C; Lawrie, Benjamin J

    2015-01-01

    The displacement of micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMs) cantilevers is used to measure a variety of phe- nomena in devices ranging from force microscopes for single spin detection[1] to biochemical sensors[2] to un- cooled thermal imaging systems[3]. The displacement readout is often performed optically with segmented de- tectors or interference measurements. Until recently, var- ious noise sources have limited the minimum detectable displacement in MEMs systems, but it is now possible to minimize all other sources[4] so that the noise level of the coherent light eld, called the shot noise limit (SNL), becomes the dominant source. Light sources dis- playing quantum-enhanced statistics below this limit are available[5, 6], with applications in gravitational wave astronomy[7] and bioimaging[8], but direct displacement measurements of MEMS cantilevers below the SNL have been impossible until now. Here, we demonstrate the rst direct measurement of a MEMs cantilever displace- ment with sub-SNL sensitivity, thus enabling ultratrace sensing, imaging, and microscopy applications. By com- bining multi-spatial-mode quantum light sources with a simple dierential measurement, we show that sub-SNL MEMs displacement sensitivity is highly accessible com- pared to previous eorts that measured the displacement of macroscopic mirrors with very distinct spatial struc- tures crafted with multiple optical parametric ampliers and locking loops[9]. We apply this technique to a com- mercially available microcantilever in order to detect dis- placements 60% below the SNL at frequencies where the microcantilever is shot-noise-limited. These results sup- port a new class of quantum MEMS sensor whose ulti- mate signal to noise ratio is determined by the correla- tions possible in quantum optics systems.

  2. Processing data base information having nonwhite noise

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    Gross, Kenneth C. (Bolingbrook, IL); Morreale, Patricia (Park Ridge, IL)

    1995-01-01

    A method and system for processing a set of data from an industrial process and/or a sensor. The method and system can include processing data from either real or calculated data related to an industrial process variable. One of the data sets can be an artificial signal data set generated by an autoregressive moving average technique. After obtaining two data sets associated with one physical variable, a difference function data set is obtained by determining the arithmetic difference between the two pairs of data sets over time. A frequency domain transformation is made of the difference function data set to obtain Fourier modes describing a composite function data set. A residual function data set is obtained by subtracting the composite function data set from the difference function data set and the residual function data set (free of nonwhite noise) is analyzed by a statistical probability ratio test to provide a validated data base.

  3. Diffusion, dimensionality and noise in transcriptional regulation

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    Gasper Tkacik; William Bialek

    2007-12-12

    The precision of biochemical signaling is limited by randomness in the diffusive arrival of molecules at their targets. For proteins binding to the specific sites on the DNA and regulating transcription, the ability of the proteins to diffuse in one dimension by sliding along the length of the DNA, in addition to their diffusion in bulk solution, would seem to generate a larger target for DNA binding, consequently reducing the noise in the occupancy of the regulatory site. Here we show that this effect is largely cancelled by the enhanced temporal correlations in one dimensional diffusion. With realistic parameters, sliding along DNA has surprisingly little effect on the physical limits to the precision of transcriptional regulation.

  4. Using phase information to enhance speckle noise reduction in the ultrasonic NDE of coarse grain materials

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    Lardner, Timothy; Gachagan, Anthony; Li, Minghui

    2014-02-18

    Materials with a coarse grain structure are becoming increasingly prevalent in industry due to their resilience to stress and corrosion. These materials are difficult to inspect with ultrasound because reflections from the grains lead to high noise levels which hinder the echoes of interest. Spatially Averaged Sub-Aperture Correlation Imaging (SASACI) is an advanced array beamforming technique that uses the cross-correlation between images from array sub-apertures to generate an image weighting matrix, in order to reduce noise levels. This paper presents a method inspired by SASACI to further improve imaging using phase information to refine focusing and reduce noise. A-scans from adjacent array elements are cross-correlated using both signal amplitude and phase to refine delay laws and minimize phase aberration. The phase-based and amplitude-based corrected images are used as inputs to a two-dimensional cross-correlation algorithm that will output a weighting matrix that can be applied to any conventional image. This approach was validated experimentally using a 5MHz array a coarse grained Inconel 625 step wedge, and compared to the Total Focusing Method (TFM). Initial results have seen SNR improvements of over 20dB compared to TFM, and a resolution that is much higher.

  5. Potentiality of small DI diesel engines under consideration of emissions and noise control

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    Sugihara, K.; Matusi, Y.; Saegusa, S.

    1985-01-01

    The potentiality of direct injection (DI) diesel engines for passenger cars has been examined by comparing the characteristics of fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and noise levels between a turbocharged DI diesel engine and a turbocharged IDI diesel engine with the same displacement, 4 cylinders and 2 liters. It was observed that improved fuel consumption was obtained as the engine load increased, namely, 10 - 15% in the higher load range and 5 - 10% in the partial load range. In comparison to the IDI engine, the exhaust emissions of the DI engine tended to contain two or three times higher NOx and HC, and also about 30% higher particulates. Further, the noise levels of the DI engine were approximately 2 - 4 db (a) higher than those of the IDI engine. It was suggested from these results that in those countries which have stringent emission and noise regulations several years would be required to introduce small, high speed DI diesel engines for passenger cars to meet with these regulations.

  6. Noise and microresonance of critical current in Josephson junction induced by Kondo trap states

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    Ansari, Mohammad H

    2011-01-01

    We analyze the impact of trap states in the oxide layer of a superconducting tunnel junctions, on the fluctuation of the Josephson critical current, thus on coherence in superconducting qubits. Two mechanisms are usually considered: the current blockage due to repulsion at the occupied trap states, and the noise from electrons hopping across a trap. We extend previous studies of noninteracting traps to the case where the traps have on-site electron repulsion inside one ballistic channel. The repulsion not only allows the appropriate temperature dependence of 1/f noise, but also is a control to the coupling between the computational qubit and the spurious two-level systems inside the oxide dielectric. We use second order perturbation theory which allows to obtain analytical formulae for the interacting bound states and spectral weights, limited to small and intermediate repulsions. Remarkably, it still reproduces the main features of the model as identified from the Numerical Renormalization Group. We present ...

  7. Internal noise driven generalized Langevin equation from a nonlocal continuum model

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    Saikat Sarkar; Shubhankar Roy Chowdhury; Debasish Roy; Ram Mohan Vasu

    2015-03-10

    Starting with a micropolar formulation, known to account for nonlocal microstructural effects at the continuum level, a generalized Langevin equation (GLE) for a particle, describing the predominant motion of a localized region through a single displacement degree-of-freedom (DOF), is derived. The GLE features a memory dependent multiplicative or internal noise, which appears upon recognising that the micro-rotation variables possess randomness owing to an uncertainty principle. Unlike its classical version, the new GLE qualitatively reproduces the experimentally measured fluctuations in the steady-state mean square displacement of scattering centers in a polyvinyl alcohol slab. The origin of the fluctuations is traced to nonlocal spatial interactions within the continuum. A constraint equation, similar to a fluctuation dissipation theorem (FDT), is shown to statistically relate the internal noise to the other parameters in the GLE.

  8. Relative intensity noise and frequency noise of a compact Brillouin laser made

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    Boyer, Edmond

    made of 4.9 m long bulk As2Se3 (AsSe) chalcogenide fiber, which has a Brillouin gain coefficient g]. The purpose of this Letter is twofold: first to demonstrate the possibility of making compact BFLs made of AsSe performances in terms of intensity and frequency noise of a BFL made of chalco- genide MOF. The AsSe MOF [inset

  9. Experimental measurements and noise analysis of a cryogenic radiometer

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    Carr, S. M.; Woods, S. I.; Jung, T. M.; Carter, A. C.; Datla, R. U.

    2014-07-15

    A cryogenic radiometer device, intended for use as part of an electrical-substitution radiometer, was measured at low temperature. The device consists of a receiver cavity mechanically and thermally connected to a temperature-controlled stage through a thin-walled polyimide tube which serves as a weak thermal link. With the temperature difference between the receiver and the stage measured in millikelvin and the electrical power measured in picowatts, the measured responsivity was 4700 K/mW and the measured thermal time constant was 14 s at a stage temperature of 1.885 K. Noise analysis in terms of Noise Equivalent Power (NEP) was used to quantify the various fundamental and technical noise contributions, including phonon noise and Johnson-Nyquist noise. The noise analysis clarifies the path toward a cryogenic radiometer with a noise floor limited by fundamental phonon noise, where the magnitude of the phonon NEP is 6.5 fW/?(Hz) for the measured experimental parameters.

  10. A ``NEW'' APPROACH TO ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL IN DUCTS 1

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    A ``NEW'' APPROACH TO ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL IN DUCTS 1 Prashant Mehta 2 , Yuan Zheng 3 , Yossi Chait consider the fixed­filter design ap­ proach for active noise control (ANC) in ducts. Based on a large body.e., a duct equipped with both feedforward and feedback sensors and a control speaker. Our design of a linear

  11. The Theta Laser A Low Noise Chirped Pulse Laser

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    The Theta Laser A Low Noise Chirped Pulse Laser Dimitrios Mandridis dmandrid@creol.ucf.edu April 29, 2011 CREOL Affiliates Day 2011 #12;2 Objective: Frequency Swept (FM) Mode-locked Laser · Develop a frequency swept laser, · linear f-sweep, · uniform-intensity, · low noise, · with long-term stability

  12. Noise Reduction of a Turbofan Bleed Valve Vincent Phong1

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    Papamoschou, Dimitri

    Noise Reduction of a Turbofan Bleed Valve Vincent Phong1 , Shervin Taghavi Nezhad2 , Feng Liu3 and computational research effort investigated the noise sources of a pneumatic bleed valve used in turbofan engines, rapid-prototyped valve designs which enabled the exploration of a large parameter space. Microphone

  13. Chaos expansion of heat equations with white noise potentials

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    Hu, Yaozhong

    2002-02-01

    The asymptotic behavior as t --> infinity of the solution to the following stochastic heat equations [GRAPHICS] is investigated, where w is a space-time white noise or a space white noise. The use of lozenge means that the stochastic integral of 10...

  14. Diesel knock noise from combustion phenomenon to perceived signals

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Diesel knock noise from combustion phenomenon to perceived signals O. Sauvagea , A. Lauracb , M for reducing Diesel knock are modifications of engine parameters used for controlling combustion processes filters allowing realistic overall Diesel noise re-synthesises from cylinder pressure signals. Cylinder

  15. Reduced-Order Modelling of Turbulent Jets for Noise Control

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    École Normale Supérieure

    Reduced-Order Modelling of Turbulent Jets for Noise Control Michael Schlegel, Bernd R. Noack, an opportunity for model-based jet noise reduction is opening up by the rapidly evolving field of reduced and Gilead Tadmor Abstract A reduced-order modelling (ROM) strategy is pursued to achieve a mech- anistic

  16. Noise modeling from high-permeability shields using Kirchhoff equations

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    Sandin, Henrik J; Volegov, Petr L; Espy, Michelle A; Matlashov, Andrei N; Savukov, Igor M; Schultz, Larry J

    2010-01-01

    Progress in the development of high-sensitivity magnetic-field measurements has stimulated interest in understanding magnetic noise of conductive materials, especially of magnetic shields (DC or rf) based on high-permeability materials and/or high-conductivity materials. For example, SQUIDs and atomic magnetometers have been used in many experiments with mu-metal shields, and additionally SQUID systems frequently have rf shielding based on thin conductive materials. Typical existing approaches to modeling noise only work with simple shield and sensor geometries while common experimental setups today consist of multiple sensor systems arbitrary shapes and complex shield geometries. With complex sensor arrays used in, for example, MEG and Ultra Low Field MRI studies the knowledge of the noise correlation between sensors is as important as the knowledge of the noise itself. This is crucial for incorporating efficient noise cancelation schemes for the system. We developed an approach that allows us to calculate the Johnson noise for any geometrically shaped shield and multiple sensor systems. The approach uses a fraction of the processing power of other approaches and with a multiple sensor system our approach not only calculates the noise for each sensor but it also calculates the noise correlation matrix between sensors. Here we will show the algorithm and examples where it can be implemented.

  17. Shielding Methodologies in the Presence of Power/Ground Noise

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    Friedman, Eby G.

    Shielding Methodologies in the Presence of Power/Ground Noise Selc¸uk K¨ose, Emre Salman, and Eby G, 14627 {kose,salman,friedman}@ece.rochester.edu Abstract-- Design guidelines for shielding of shield lengths and widths, a shield line can degrade signal integrity by increasing the crosstalk noise

  18. Effects of Source Redistribution on Jet Noise Shielding Salvador Mayoral*

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    Papamoschou, Dimitri

    Effects of Source Redistribution on Jet Noise Shielding Salvador Mayoral* and Dimitri Papamoschou University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA The potential of jet noise shielding from the Hybrid Wing and was operated at realistic takeoff exhaust conditions using helium-air mixtures. The shield, fabricated from

  19. Jet Noise Shielding for Advanced Hybrid Wing-Body Configurations

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    Papamoschou, Dimitri

    1 Jet Noise Shielding for Advanced Hybrid Wing-Body Configurations Dimitri Papamoschou noise shielding with an advanced design for the Hybrid Wing- Body airplane. The design, called N2AEXTE coordinates relative to plug tip X = axial distance between fan exit plane and shield trailing edge Subscripts

  20. Environmental Noise and Nonlinear Relaxation in Biological Systems

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    B. Spagnolo; D. Valenti; S. Spezia; L. Curcio; N. Pizzolato; A. A. Dubkov; A. Fiasconaro; D. Persano Adorno; P. Lo Bue; E. Peri; S. Colazza

    2011-12-17

    We analyse the effects of environmental noise in three different biological systems: (i) mating behaviour of individuals of \\emph{Nezara viridula} (L.) (Heteroptera Pentatomidae); (ii) polymer translocation in crowded solution; (iii) an ecosystem described by a Verhulst model with a multiplicative L\\'{e}vy noise.

  1. Modeling of Noise Reduction for Turbulent Jets with Induced Asymmetry

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    Papamoschou, Dimitri

    (flight) conditions I. Introduction The exhaust of jet engines continues to be a significant contributorModeling of Noise Reduction for Turbulent Jets with Induced Asymmetry Dimitri Papamoschou and Sara for the noise reduction of dual-stream jets with induced asymmetry in the plume flow field, with emphasis

  2. Noise Analysis of ClosedLoop Vibratory Rate Gyros Dennis Kim and Robert M'Closkey

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    M'Closkey, Robert T.

    Noise Analysis of Closed­Loop Vibratory Rate Gyros Dennis Kim and Robert M'Closkey Mechanical detailed noise analysis of closed­loop MEMS vibratory gyros whose noise characteristics are dominated by the mechanical­thermal noise of the sensor's vibrating structure as well as the electrical noise associated

  3. Experimental Cryogenic Modeling and Noise of SiGe HBTs Joseph C. Bardin and Sander Weinreb

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    Weinreb, Sander

    Experimental Cryogenic Modeling and Noise of SiGe HBTs Joseph C. Bardin and Sander Weinreb with discussion of performance enhancements due to cooling of the device. Finally, the modeled noise performanceGe), cryogenic, low noise amplifier (LNA), noise parameters, transistor modeling. I. INTRODUCTION Very low-noise

  4. Impacts of Western Area Power Administration`s power marketing alternatives on air quality and noise

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    Chun, K.C.; Chang, Y.S.; Rabchuk, J.A.

    1995-05-01

    The Western Area Power Administration, which is responsible for marketing electricity produced at the hydroelectric power-generating facilities operated by the Bureau of Reclamation on the Upper Colorado River, has proposed changes in the levels of its commitment (sales) of long-term firm capacity and energy to its customers. This report describes (1) the existing conditions of air resources (climate and meteorology, ambient air quality, and acoustic environment) of the region potentially affected by the proposed action and (2) the methodology used and the results of analyses conducted to assess the potential impacts on air resources of the proposed action and the commitment-level alternatives. Analyses were performed for the potential impacts of both commitment-level alternatives and supply options, which include combinations of electric power purchases and different operational scenarios of the hydroelectric power-generating facilities.

  5. Effect of ambient conditions and fuel properties on homogeneous charge compression ignition engine operation

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    Andreae, Morgan M. (Morgan MacKenzie)

    2006-01-01

    Practical application of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) combustion must demonstrate robust responses to variations in environmental conditions. This work examines the impact of ambient conditions and fuel ...

  6. PREPARATIVOS EN MARCHA PARA LA CONFERENCIA SOBRE JUSTICIA AMBIENTAL NACIONAL Y EL PROGRAMA DE CAPACITACIÓN 2014

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    La conferencia regresa a D.C. del 26 al 28 de marzo de 2014 con la celebración de los 20 años de justicia ambiental pasados y futuros.

  7. A low phase noise microwave frequency synthesis for a high-performance cesium vapor cell atomic clock

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    François, B.; Boudot, R.; Calosso, C. E.; Danet, J. M.

    2014-09-15

    We report the development, absolute phase noise, and residual phase noise characterization of a 9.192?GHz microwave frequency synthesis chain devoted to be used as a local oscillator in a high-performance cesium vapor cell atomic clock based on coherent population trapping (CPT). It is based on frequency multiplication of an ultra-low phase noise 100 MHz oven-controlled quartz crystal oscillator using a nonlinear transmission line-based chain. Absolute phase noise performances of the 9.192?GHz output signal are measured to be ?42, ?100, ?117 dB?rad{sup 2}/Hz and ?129 dB?rad{sup 2}/Hz at 1 Hz, 100 Hz, 1 kHz, and 10 kHz offset frequencies, respectively. Compared to current results obtained in a state-of-the-art CPT-based frequency standard developed at LNE-SYRTE, this represents an improvement of 8 dB and 10 dB at f = 166 Hz and f = 10 kHz, respectively. With such performances, the expected Dick effect contribution to the atomic clock short term frequency stability is reported at a level of 6.2 × 10{sup ?14} at 1 s integration time, that is a factor 3 higher than the atomic clock shot noise limit. Main limitations are pointed out.

  8. Pulmonary function and respiratory symptoms of school children exposed to ambient air pollution

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    Kim, Yoon Shin; Ko, Ung Ring

    1996-12-31

    This study was undertaken to evaluate the health effect of air pollution on pulmonary function and respiratory symptoms of Korean school children between 7 and 10 years of age during November 1995-January 1996. A standard respiratory symptom questionnaire was administered and spirometry was performed to examine pulmonary function of 121 children in an urban polluted area, Seoul, and of 119 children in non-polluted area, Sokcho, respectively. There was significant difference in the level of pulmonary function [forced expiratory volume in second (FEV{sub 1.0}) and forced vital capacity (FVC)] between exposed groups to polluted area and non-polluted area. Parental smoking was significantly related to respiratory symptoms of cough, phlegm, and the level of pulmonary function. The observed changes in FEV{sub 1.0} and FVC seemed to relate to home cooking fuel, not to respiratory symptoms. The additional longitudinal work that carefully monitors ambient and indoor air pollution and health effects data should be conducted to confirm these results.

  9. Hydrogen Confinement in Carbon Nanopores: Extreme Densification at Ambient Temperature

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    Gallego, Nidia C [ORNL; He, Lilin [ORNL; Saha, Dipendu [ORNL; Contescu, Cristian I [ORNL; Melnichenko, Yuri B [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    In-situ small angle neutron scattering (SANS) studies of hydrogen confined in small pores of polyfurfuryl alcohol-derived activated carbon (PFAC) at room-temperature provided for the first time its phase behavior in equilibrium with external H2 at pressures up to 200 bar. The data was used to evaluate the density of the adsorbed fluid, which appears to be a function of both pore size and pressure, and approaches the liquid hydrogen density in narrow nanopores at 200 bar. The surface-molecule interactions responsible for densification of hydrogen within the pores create internal pressures which exceed by a factor of up to ~ 60 the external gas pressures, confirming the benefits of adsorptive over compressive storage. These results can be utilized to guide the development of new carbon adsorbents tailored for maximum hydrogen storage capacities at near ambient temperatures.

  10. Volcanic gas emissions and their effect on ambient air character

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    Sutton, A.J.; Elias, T.

    1994-01-01

    This bibliography was assembled to service an agreement between Department of Energy and the USGS to provide a body of references and useful annotations for understanding background gas emissions from Kilauea volcano. The current East Rift Zone (ERZ) eruption of Kilauea releases as much as 500,000 metric tonnes of SO{sub 2} annually, along with lesser amounts of other chemically and radiatively active species including H{sub 2}S, HCl, and HF. Primary degassing locations on Kilauea are located in the summit caldera and along the middle ERZ. The effects of these emissions on ambient air character are a complex function of chemical reactivity, source geometry and effusivity, and local meteorology. Because of this complexity, we organized the bibliography into three main sections: (1) characterizing gases as they leave the edifice; (2) characterizing gases and chemical reaction products away from degassing sources; and (3) Hawaii Island meteorology.

  11. Characterization of ambient air pollution for stochastic health models

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    Batterman, S.A.

    1981-08-01

    This research is an analysis of various measures of ambient air pollution useful in cross-sectional epidemiological investigations and rick assessments. The Chestnut Ridge area health effects investigation, which includes a cross-sectional study of respiratory symptoms in young children, is used as a case study. Four large coal-fired electric generating power plants are the dominant pollution sources in this area of western Pennsylvania. The air pollution data base includes four years of sulfur dioxide and five years of total suspended particulate concentrations at seventeen monitors. Some 70 different characterizations of pollution are constructed and tested. These include pollutant concentrations at various percentiles and averaging times, exceedence measures which show the amount of time a specified threshold concentration is exceeded, and several dosage measures which transform non-linear dose-response relationships onto pollutant concentrations.

  12. Topographic Effects on Ambient Dose Equivalent Rates from Radiocesium Fallout

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    Malins, Alex; Machida, Masahiko; Saito, Kimiaki

    2015-01-01

    Land topography can affect air radiation dose rates by locating radiation sources closer to, or further, from detector locations when compared to perfectly flat terrain. Hills and slopes can also shield against the propagation of gamma rays. To understand the possible magnitude of topographic effects on air dose rates, this study presents calculations for ambient dose equivalent rates at a range of heights above the ground for varying land topographies. The geometries considered were angled ground at the intersection of two planar surfaces, which is a model for slopes neighboring flat land, and a simple conical geometry, representing settings from hilltops to valley bottoms. In each case the radiation source was radioactive cesium fallout, and the slope angle was varied systematically to determine the effect of topography on the air dose rate. Under the assumption of homogeneous fallout across the land surface, and for these geometries and detector locations, the dose rates at high altitudes are more strongly...

  13. Effects of ambient ozone on respiratory function and symptoms in Mexico City schoolchildren

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    Castillejos, M.; Gold, D.R.; Dockery, D.; Tosteson, T.; Baum, T.; Speizer, F.E. )

    1992-02-01

    The effects of ambient ozone (O3) on respiratory function and acute respiratory symptoms were evaluated in 143 7- to 9-yr-old schoolchildren followed longitudinally at 1- to 2-wk intervals over a period of 6 months at three schools in Pedregal, Mexico City. The maximum O3 level exceeded the World Health Organization guideline of 80 ppb and the U.S. standard of 120 ppb in every week. For an increase from lowest to highest in the mean O3 level during the 48 hr before spirometry (53 ppb), logistic regression estimated relative odds of 1.7 for a child reporting cough/phlegm on the day of spirometry. For the full population, the mean O3 level during the hour before spirometry, not adjusted for temperature and humidity, predicted a significant decrement in FVC but not in FEV1 or FEF25-75. In contrast, the mean O3 level during the previous 24-, 48-, and 168-h periods predicted significant decrements in FEV1 and FEF25-75 but not in FVC. Ozone was consistently associated with a greater decrement in lung function for the 15 children with chronic phlegm as compared with the children without chronic cough, chronic phlegm, or wheeze. Ozone in the previous 24-, 48-, and 168-h periods predicted decrements in FEV1 for children of mothers who were current or former smokers, but not for children of mothers who were never smokers. Many of these effects were reduced in multiple regression analyses including temperature and humidity, as temperature and O3 were highly correlated.

  14. Underwater radiated noise levels of a research icebreaker in the central Arctic Ocean

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    New Hampshire, University of

    of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824 John A. Hildebrand and Sean M. Wiggins Scripps Institution 10 January 2012; revised 21 December 2012; accepted 22 January 2013) U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy that is complex due to scattering effects from ice, absorption of acoustic energy at the ice-water interface

  15. The influence of high intensity white noise of free 17-hydroxycorticosteroid levels in dogs 

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    Thalken, Charles Edward

    1970-01-01

    Rhythms in Dogs Dog number Grou I* Grou II 6AM 12AM 6PM 6AM 12AM 6PM HGO 13H 17H 19H 21H 23H HG2 HG4 HG6 HGS 25H HHO 27H HH2 HH4 HH6 t HJO 37H 39H 41H 2. 76 3 ' 40 4. 46 7. 54 2. 42 2. 22 2. 06 2. 76 4. 82 l. 72 4. 82 4. 48... * HGB HHO* 13. 70 2. 92 5. 40 7. 20 3. 82 5. 40 5. 16 6. 75 10. 88 2. 66 2. 22 2. 66 4, 44 3. 10 4, 44 3. 56 10. 74 5. 24 5. 50 5. 76 2. 76 2. 50 2. 24 6. 24 6. 34 1. 00 3. 34 1. 00 3. 00 1. 66 4. 00 2. 32 11. 74 1. 80 1. 84 2. 94 3. 46 1. 80 1. 91...

  16. 1430 IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 32, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 1997 A Scalable High-Frequency Noise Model for

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    Voinigescu, Sorin Petre

    -Frequency Noise Model for Bipolar Transistors with Application to Optimal Transistor Sizing for Low-Noise modeling, low noise, low-noise amplifier, low-noise transistor design, noise figure, noise matching, noise of these equations is investigated using SPICE-Gummel­Poon (SGP) modeled and measured transistor noise data. Next

  17. 1/f noise in all-epitaxial metal-semiconductor diodes

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    Young, Adam C; Zimmerman, J D; Brown, E R; Gossard, A C

    2006-01-01

    S. Kogan, Electronic Noise and Fluctuations in SolidsLETTERS 88, 073518 ?2006? 1/f noise in all-epitaxial metal-in the low-frequency noise performance by using MBE-grown

  18. Noise Filtering Tradeoffs in Spatial Gradient Sensing and Cell Polarization Response

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    Chou, Ching-Shan; Bardwell, Lee; Nie, Qing; Yi, Tau-Mu

    2011-01-01

    tolerance of intracellular noise. Nature 2002, 420:231-237.T-M, Iglesias PA: Optimal noise filtering in the chemotacticW-J, Levine H: Receptor noise limitations on cheotactic

  19. Noise filtering tradeoffs in spatial gradient sensing and cell polarization response

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    Chou, Ching-Shan; Bardwell, Lee; Nie, Qing; Yi, Tau-Mu

    2011-01-01

    tolerance of intracellular noise. Nature 2002, 420:231-237.T-M, Iglesias PA: Optimal noise filtering in the chemotacticW-J, Levine H: Receptor noise limitations on cheotactic

  20. Noise and zero point drift in 1.7 mu m cutoff detectors for SNAP

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    2006-01-01

    Noise and zero point drift in 1.7um cutoff detectors forof a detailed study of the noise performance of candidatesources of low frequency noise are primarily responsible for

  1. Characterization of the Aquarius and Juno Radiometers Using a Programmable Digital Noise Source

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    Ruf, Christopher

    Characterization of the Aquarius and Juno Radiometers Using a Programmable Digital Noise Source of a programmable digital noise source has been developed to aid in the characterization of microwave radiometers fully characterized. Keywords- Microwave Radiometry, Calibration, Polarimetric Radiometry, noise source

  2. C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate-riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 15. 12. 2011

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate- riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia ln 1 x , x > 0; (d) f(x) = 2 cos x + cos 2x. 6. L'energia potenziale V (r) di una molecola biatomica-a(r-r0) )2 , dove r0 `e la distanza all'equilibrio, D `e l'energia di dissociazione e a `e una costante

  3. C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate-riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia, Rifiuti 25. 11. 2009

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    Achilles, Rüdiger

    C.d.L. in Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e per i Mate- riali, curriculum Ambiente, Energia(x) = 1 + x 2 + 2 x , x = 0; (c) f(x) = x ln 1 x , x > 0; (d) f(x) = 2 cos x + cos 2x. 6. L'energia la funzione di Morse V (r) = D(1 - e-a(r-r0) )2 , dove r0 `e la distanza all'equilibrio, D `e l'energia

  4. Stochastic dynamics of Arctic sea ice Part II: Multiplicative noise

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    Moon, Woosok

    2015-01-01

    We analyze the numerical solutions of a stochastic Arctic sea ice model with multiplicative noise over a wide range of external heat-fluxes, $\\Delta F_0$, which correspond to greenhouse gas forcing. When the noise is multiplicative, the noise-magnitude depends on the state-variable, and this will influence the statistical moments in a manner that differs from the additive case, which we analyzed in Part I of this study. The state variable describing the deterministic backbone of our model is the energy, $E(t)$, contained in the ice or the ocean and for a thorough comparison and contrast we choose the simplest form of multiplicative noise $\\sigma E(t) \\xi(t)$, where $\\sigma$ is the noise amplitude and $\\xi(t)$ is the noise process. The case of constant additive noise (CA) we write as $\\sigma\\overline{E_S}\\xi(t)$, in which $\\overline{E_S}$ is the seasonally averaged value of the periodic deterministic steady-state solution $E_S(t)$, or the deterministic seasonal cycle. We then treat the case of seasonally-varyi...

  5. Noise and multistability in gene regulatory networks

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    Ozbudak, Ertugrul M. (Ertugrul Mustafa), 1976-

    2004-01-01

    Proteins are the functional machinery in living cells. Proteins interact with each other and bind to DNA to form so-called gene regulatory networks and in this way regulate the level, location and timing of expression of ...

  6. Master Equation Approach for Quantum Noise in Phase-Insensitive Linear Amplifier based on Resonant Atomic Systems

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    Minchuan Zhou; Zifan Zhou; Selim M. Shahriar

    2015-07-23

    Previously, we had proposed a white-light-cavity signal-recycling (WLC-SR) scheme incorporating a negative dispersive medium (NDM) in the SR cavity and showed an enhancement by a factor of 18 in the sensitivity-bandwidth product. For specific atomic systems, the single channel Caves model (SC-CM) that we used for the quantum noise (QN) due to amplification or absorption in the NDM may not apply. In this paper, we show that for a two-level atomic system, the SC-CM applies only when pure absorption or amplification exists. When the transmission profile of a four-level system has an absorption dip on top of a broad gain peak that results in perfect transparency at the center, the net QN is non-zero but a large, finite value. We also prove that in a Lambda-type EIT system, the QN at zero detuning is zero while the system is in the dark state. Therefore, we propose a Gain-EIT (GEIT) gain system, which has a negative dispersion and also close-to-zero noise at the center. The noise from the GEIT system at the bottom of the dip in the gain profile is not exactly zero and can be characterized by the Transparency Induced Noise Reduction Factor (TINREF), which represents the ratio of the noise in the GEIT system to that in the four-level system at the bottom of the dip in the gain profile. We show that the GEIT system with a small enough TINREF can be used as the NDM in the WLC-SR.

  7. Noise-based deterministic logic and computing: a brief survey

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    Laszlo B. Kish; Sunil P. Khatri; Sergey M. Bezrukov; Ferdinand Peper; Zoltan Gingl; Tamas Horvath

    2010-07-29

    A short survey is provided about our recent explorations of the young topic of noise-based logic. After outlining the motivation behind noise-based computation schemes, we present a short summary of our ongoing efforts in the introduction, development and design of several noise-based deterministic multivalued logic schemes and elements. In particular, we describe classical, instantaneous, continuum, spike and random-telegraph-signal based schemes with applications such as circuits that emulate the brain's functioning and string verification via a slow communication channel.

  8. Random telegraph noise in metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes

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    Chung, Hyun-Jong; Woo Uhm, Tae; Won Kim, Sung; Gyu You, Young; Wook Lee, Sang; Ho Jhang, Sung; Campbell, Eleanor E. B.; Woo Park, Yung

    2014-05-12

    We have investigated random telegraph noise (RTN) observed in individual metallic carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Mean lifetimes in high- and low-current states, ?{sub high} and ?{sub low}, have been studied as a function of bias-voltage and gate-voltage as well as temperature. By analyzing the statistics and features of the RTN, we suggest that this noise is due to the random transition of defects between two metastable states, activated by inelastic scattering with conduction electrons. Our results indicate an important role of defect motions in the 1/f noise in CNTs.

  9. Red Noise in Anomalous X-ray Pulsar Timing Residuals

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    Anne M. Archibald; Rim Dib; Margaret A. Livingstone; Victoria M. Kaspi

    2007-12-20

    Anomalous X-ray Pulsars (AXPs), thought to be magnetars, exhibit poorly understood deviations from a simple spin-down called "timing noise". AXP timing noise has strong low-frequency components which pose significant challenges for quantification. We describe a procedure for extracting two quantities of interest, the intensity and power spectral index of timing noise. We apply this procedure to timing data from three sources: a monitoring campaign of five AXPs, observations of five young pulsars, and the stable rotator PSR B1937+21.

  10. Resource Management and Scheduling in WSNs Powered by Ambient Energy Harvesting

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    Uysal-Biyikoglu, Elif

    periods of time, recently, employing energy harvesting (via ambient energy sources such as solar [2], vibrational [13], [18], wind [30] and thermal energy [29]) to replace/supplement batteries that power WSNs source of the ambient energy is the sun. Solar energy is becoming widely used, due to its high power

  11. Uma Estrategia de Navegac~ao para Rob^os Moveis em Ambientes Interiores

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Uma Estrategia de Navegac~ao para Rob^os Moveis em Ambientes Interiores Raquel Frizera Vassallo~ao UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO ESPIRITO SANTO Vitoria, ES - BRASIL Dezembro de 1998 #12;Uma Estrategia de Navegac Uma Estrategia de Navegac~ao para Rob^os Moveis em Ambientes Interiores. Vitoria] 1998 xiii, 97p., 29

  12. Identifying damage locations under ambient vibrations utilizing vector autoregressive models and Mahalanobis distances

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    Identifying damage locations under ambient vibrations utilizing vector autoregressive models Keywords: Damage location Ambient vibration Vector Autoregressive model Statistical pattern recognition Bridges Structural health monitoring a b s t r a c t This paper presents a study for identifying damage

  13. Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Ambient Energy Harvesting (WSN-HEAP) Survey and

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    Shihada, Basem

    Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Ambient Energy Harvesting (WSN-HEAP) ­ Survey and Challenges and Engineering National University of Singapore, Singapore Email: g0601792@nus.edu.sg Abstract--Wireless sensor is to convert the ambient energy from the environment into electricity to power the sensor nodes. While

  14. Ambient-RF-Energy-Harvesting Sensor Node with Capacitor-Leakage-Aware Duty Cycle Control

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    Ambient-RF-Energy-Harvesting Sensor Node with Capacitor-Leakage-Aware Duty Cycle Control Ryo (WSN) that are solely powered by ambient RF power. Different from all other energy harvesting WSN systems, RF powered systems present a new challenge for the energy management. A WSN node repeatedly

  15. Fermi Surface of Uranium at Ambient Pressure Gregory S. Boebinger, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

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    Weston, Ken

    Fermi Surface of ­Uranium at Ambient Pressure Gregory S. Boebinger, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory DMR-Award 0654118 DC Field Facility User Program The fermi surface of ­Uranium has been measured surface of alpha-uranium at ambient pressure, Phys. Rev. B Rapid Commun., 80, 241101 (2009). B//c-axis B

  16. Abstract--This paper presents ambient mechanical vibrations as an alternative source for energy harvesting, especially

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    Kumar, Ratnesh

    Abstract--This paper presents ambient mechanical vibrations as an alternative source for energy harvesting, especially beneficial where alternatives such as light, wind, biomass and thermal energy are limited, e.g., powering underground sensors. Transduction of ambient kinetic energy, e.g., the vibrations

  17. Monitoring a Building Using Deconvolution Interferometry. II: Ambient-Vibration Analysis

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    Snieder, Roel

    Monitoring a Building Using Deconvolution Interferometry. II: Ambient- Vibration Analysis by Nori inside a building is a powerful technique for monitoring parameters of the building, such as velocities interferometry to ambient-vibration data, instead of using earthquake data, to monitor a building. The time

  18. Low noise charge sensitive preamplifier DC stabilized without a physical resistor

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    Bertuccio, G.; Rehak, P.; Xi, D.

    1994-09-13

    The invention is a novel charge sensitive preamplifier (CSP) which has no resistor in parallel with the feedback capacitor. No resetting circuit is required to discharge the feedback capacitor. The DC stabilization of the preamplifier is obtained by means of a second feedback loop between the preamplifier output and the common base transistor of the input cascode. The input transistor of the preamplifier is a Junction Field Transistor (JFET) with the gate-source junction forward biased. The detector leakage current flows into this junction. This invention is concerned with a new circuit configuration for a charge sensitive preamplifier and a novel use of the input Field Effect Transistor of the CSP itself. In particular this invention, in addition to eliminating the feedback resistor, eliminates the need for external devices between the detector and the preamplifier, and it eliminates the need for external circuitry to sense the output voltage and reset the CSP. Furthermore, the noise level of the novel CSP is very low, comparable with the performance achieved with other solutions. Experimental tests prove that this configuration for the charge sensitive preamplifier permits an excellent noise performance at temperatures including room temperature. An equivalent noise charge of less than 20 electrons r.m.s. has been measured at room temperature by using a commercial JFET as input device of the preamplifier. 6 figs.

  19. Quantum noise of non-ideal Sagnac speed meter interferometer with asymmetries

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    S. L. Danilishin; C. Graef; S. S. Leavey; J. Hennig; E. A. Houston; D. Pascucci; S. Steinlechner; J. Wright; S. Hild

    2015-02-19

    The speed meter concept has been identified as a technique that can potentially provide laser-interferometric measurements at a sensitivity level which surpasses the Standard Quantum Limit (SQL) over a broad frequency range. As with other sub-SQL measurement techniques, losses play a central role in speed meter interferometers and they ultimately determine the quantum noise limited sensitivity that can be achieved. So far in the literature, the quantum noise limited sensitivity has only been derived for lossless or lossy cases using certain approximations (for instance that the arm cavity round trip loss is small compared to the arm cavity mirror transmission). In this article we present a generalised, analytical treatment of losses in speed meters that allows accurate calculation of the quantum noise limited sensitivity of Sagnac speed meters with arm cavities. In addition, our analysis allows us to take into account potential imperfections in the interferometer such as an asymmetric beam splitter or differences of the reflectivities of the two arm cavity input mirrors. Finally,we use the examples of the proof-of-concept Sagnac speed meter currently under construction in Glasgow and a potential implementation of a Sagnac speed meter in the Einstein Telescope (ET) to illustrate how our findings affect Sagnac speed meters with meter- and kilometre-long baselines.

  20. Multipixel sub-shot noise phase measurement with classical light interferometry

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    Mandeep Singh; Kedar Khare; Anand Kumar Jha; Shashi Prabhakar; R. P. Singh

    2014-12-10

    We demonstrate accurate phase measurement from low photon level interference data using a constrained optimization method that takes into account the expected redundancy in the unknown phase function. This approach is shown to have significant noise advantage over traditional methods such as balanced homodyning or phase shifting that treat individual pixels in the interference data as independent of each other. Our interference experiments comparing the optimization method with the traditional phase shifting method show that when the same photon resources are used, the optimization method provides phase recoveries with tighter error bars. In particular, RMS phase error performance of the optimization method for low photon number data (10 photons per pixel) shows $>$ 5X noise gain over the phase shifting method. In our experiments where a laser light source is used for illumination, the results imply phase measurement with accuracy better than the conventional single pixel based shot noise limit (SNL) that assumes independent phases at individual pixels. The constrained optimization approach presented here is independent of the nature of light source and may further enhance the accuracy of phase detection when a nonclassical light source is used.

  1. Low noise charge sensitive preamplifier DC stabilized without a physical resistor

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    Bertuccio, Giuseppe (Brianza, IT); Rehak, Pavel (Patchogue, NY); Xi, Deming (Beijing, CN)

    1994-09-13

    The invention is a novel charge sensitive preamplifier (CSP) which has no resistor in parallel with the feedback capacitor. No resetting circuit is required to discharge the feedback capacitor. The DC stabilization of the preamplifier is obtained by means of a second feedback loop between the preamplifier output and the common base transistor of the input cascode. The input transistor of the preamplifier is a Junction Field Transistor (JFET) with the gate-source junction forward biased. The detector leakage current flows into this junction. This invention is concerned with a new circuit configuration for a charge sensitive preamplifier and a novel use of the input Field Effect Transistor of the CSP itself. In particular this invention, in addition to eliminating the feedback resistor, eliminates the need for external devices between the detector and the preamplifier, and it eliminates the need for external circuitry to sense the output voltage and reset the CSP. Furthermore, the noise level of the novel CSP is very low, comparable with the performance achieved with other solutions. Experimental tests prove that this configuration for the charge sensitive preamplifier permits an excellent noise performance at temperatures including room temperature. An equivalent noise charge of less than 20 electrons r.m.s. has been measured at room temperature by using a commercial JFET as input device of the preamplifier.

  2. Calibrating spectral estimation for the LISA Technology Package with multichannel synthetic noise generation

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    Ferraioli, Luigi; Hueller, Mauro; Vitale, Stefano; Heinzel, Gerhard; Hewitson, Martin; Monsky, Anneke; Nofrarias, Miquel

    2010-08-15

    The scientific objectives of the LISA Technology Package experiment on board of the LISA Pathfinder mission demand accurate calibration and validation of the data analysis tools in advance of the mission launch. The level of confidence required in the mission outcomes can be reached only by intensively testing the tools on synthetically generated data. A flexible procedure allowing the generation of a cross-correlated stationary noise time series was set up. A multichannel time series with the desired cross-correlation behavior can be generated once a model for a multichannel cross-spectral matrix is provided. The core of the procedure comprises a noise coloring, multichannel filter designed via a frequency-by-frequency eigendecomposition of the model cross-spectral matrix and a subsequent fit in the Z domain. The common problem of initial transients in a filtered time series is solved with a proper initialization of the filter recursion equations. The noise generator performance was tested in a two-dimensional case study of the closed-loop LISA Technology Package dynamics along the two principal degrees of freedom.

  3. LOCALIZATION OF MULTIPLE TYPES OF JET NOISE SOURCES Dimitri Papamoschou

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    Papamoschou, Dimitri

    source location using cross-correlations of multiple microphone signals was established by Billingsley was extended by Lee et al.6 who conducted a parametric study of noise source distribution versus jet

  4. Short wavelength limits of current shot noise suppression

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    Nause, Ariel; Dyunin, Egor; Gover, Avraham

    2014-08-15

    Shot noise in electron beam was assumed to be one of the features beyond control of accelerator physics. Current results attained in experiments at Accelerator Test Facility in Brookhaven and Linac Coherent Light Source in Stanford suggest that the control of the shot noise in electron beam (and therefore of spontaneous radiation and Self Amplified Spontaneous Emission of Free Electron Lasers) is feasible at least in the visible range of the spectrum. Here, we present a general linear formulation for collective micro-dynamics of e-beam noise and its control. Specifically, we compare two schemes for current noise suppression: a quarter plasma wavelength drift section and a combined drift/dispersive (transverse magnetic field) section. We examine and compare their limits of applicability at short wavelengths via considerations of electron phase-spread and the related Landau damping effect.

  5. Smooth local subspace projection for nonlinear noise reduction

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    Chelidze, David

    2014-03-15

    Many nonlinear or chaotic time series exhibit an innate broad spectrum, which makes noise reduction difficult. Local projective noise reduction is one of the most effective tools. It is based on proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) and works for both map-like and continuously sampled time series. However, POD only looks at geometrical or topological properties of data and does not take into account the temporal characteristics of time series. Here, we present a new smooth projective noise reduction method. It uses smooth orthogonal decomposition (SOD) of bundles of reconstructed short-time trajectory strands to identify smooth local subspaces. Restricting trajectories to these subspaces imposes temporal smoothness on the filtered time series. It is shown that SOD-based noise reduction significantly outperforms the POD-based method for continuously sampled noisy time series.

  6. Multiple phase estimation for arbitrary pure states under white noise

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    Yao Yao; Li Ge; Xing Xiao; Xiaoguang Wang; C. P. Sun

    2014-09-08

    In any realistic quantum metrology scenarios, the ultimate precision in the estimation of parameters is limited not only by the so-called Heisenberg scaling, but also the environmental noise encountered by the underlying system. In the context of quantum estimation theory, it is of great significance to carefully evaluate the impact of a specific type of noise on the corresponding quantum Fisher information (QFI) or quantum Fisher information matrix (QFIM). Here we investigate the multiple phase estimation problem for a natural parametrization of arbitrary pure states under white noise. We obtain the explicit expression of the symmetric logarithmic derivative (SLD) and hence the analytical formula of QFIM. Moreover, the attainability of the quantum Cram\\'{e}r-Rao bound (QCRB) is confirmed by the commutability of SLDs and the optimal estimators are elucidated for the experimental purpose. These findings generalize previously known partial results and highlight the role of white noise in quantum metrology.

  7. Noise to lubricate qubit transfer in a spin network

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    Morteza Rafiee; Cosmo Lupo; Stefano Mancini

    2013-09-30

    We consider quantum state transfer in a fully connected spin network, in which the results indicate that it is impossible to achieve high fidelity by free dynamics. However, the addition of certain kinds of noise can be helpful for this purpose. In fact, we introduce a model of Gaussian white noise affecting the spin-spin couplings (edges), except those linked to the input and output node, and prove that it enhances the fidelity of state transfer. The observed noise benefit is scale free as it applies to a quantum network of any size. The amount of the fidelity enhancement, depending on the noise strength as well as on the number of edges to which it is applied, can be so high as to take the fidelity close to one.

  8. Applications of broad class knowledge for noise robust speech recognition

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    Sainath, Tara N

    2009-01-01

    This thesis introduces a novel technique for noise robust speech recognition by first describing a speech signal through a set of broad speech units, and then conducting a more detailed analysis from these broad classes. ...

  9. SUPERCONDUCTING TRANSITION EDGE BOLOMETER AND NOISE IN THIN FILMS

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    Yeh, Nan-Hsiung

    2011-01-01

    and calculated (---) NEP of transition edge bolometer.performance are described. NEP (noise-equivalent-power)electrical x Io- 15 WHz-1/2 This NEP is within The effective

  10. The cost of noise reduction in commercial tilt rotor aircraft

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    Faulkner, Henry B.

    1974-01-01

    The relationship between direct operating cost and departure noise annoyance was developed for commercial tilt rotor aircraft. This was accomplished by generating a series of tilt rotor aircraft designs to meet various ...

  11. Effect of noise on time-dependent quantum chaos

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    Ott, E.; Antonsen T.M. Jr.; Hanson, J.D.

    1984-12-03

    The dynamics of a time-dependent quantum system can be qualitatively different from that of its classical counterpart when the latter is chaotic. It is shown that small noise can strongly alter this situation.

  12. Hybrid wing-body aircraft noise and performance assessment

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    Weed, Philip Andrew

    2010-01-01

    Hybrid wing-body aircraft noise generation and boundary layer ingestion (BLI) performance trends with increased fan face Mach number inlet designs are investigated. The presented topics are in support of the NASA subsonic ...

  13. VULNERABILITY OF BLUETOOTH TO IMPULSIVE NOISE IN ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SUBSTATIONS

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    Atkinson, Robert C

    be routed around electricity substation compounds wirelessly. Furthermore, wireless communication with the deployment of Bluetooth (and other similar wireless technologies) in electricity substations for controlVULNERABILITY OF BLUETOOTH TO IMPULSIVE NOISE IN ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SUBSTATIONS S A Bhattil

  14. Using error correction to determine the noise model

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    M. Laforest; D. Simon; J. -C. Boileau; J. Baugh; M. Ditty; R. Laflamme

    2007-01-25

    Quantum error correcting codes have been shown to have the ability of making quantum information resilient against noise. Here we show that we can use quantum error correcting codes as diagnostics to characterise noise. The experiment is based on a three-bit quantum error correcting code carried out on a three-qubit nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) quantum information processor. Utilizing both engineered and natural noise, the degree of correlations present in the noise affecting a two-qubit subsystem was determined. We measured a correlation factor of c=0.5+/-0.2 using the error correction protocol, and c=0.3+/-0.2 using a standard NMR technique based on coherence pathway selection. Although the error correction method demands precise control, the results demonstrate that the required precision is achievable in the liquid-state NMR setting.

  15. Electronic noise in nanostructures: limitations and sensing applications 

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    Kim, Jong Un

    2007-04-25

    and their characteristic length is close to acoustical phonon wavelength. Moreover, because nanostructures include significantly fewer charge carriers than microscale structures, electronic noise in nanostructures is enhanced compared to microscale structures. Additionally...

  16. Suppressing coherent noise in radar applications with long dwell times

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    Allen, Christopher Thomas; Mozaffar, S. N.; Akins, T. L.

    2005-07-01

    digitally in the transmit waveform and removed digitally following digitization in the receiver. Experimental demonstration of this concept resulted in an additional noise floor reduction of 15 to 20 dB (compared to the conventional coherent averaging alone...

  17. The reduction of supersonic jet noise using pulsed microjet injection

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    Ragaller, Paul Aaron

    2007-01-01

    This thesis is concerned with the active control of supersonic jet noise using pulsed microjet injection at the nozzle exit. Experimental investigations were carried out using this control method on an ideally expanded ...

  18. Start-Up of FEL Oscillator from Shot Noise

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    Kumar, V.; Krishnagopal, S.; Fawley, W.M.

    2007-01-01

    of start-up of the CUTE-FEL oscillator from shot noiseof passes required for the FEL to saturate is equivalent toSTART-UP OF FEL OSCILLATOR FROM SHOT NOISE V. Kumar ? , S.

  19. A diffraction integral based turbomachinery noise shielding method

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    Colas, Dorian Frederic Marie

    2011-01-01

    A current research focus in subsonic aeronautics is the reduction of noise, emissions and fuel burn. The Silent Aircraft Initiative, NASA N+2 and N+3 projects are examples of recent efforts investigating innovative aircraft ...

  20. INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL NEURODYNAMICS: EFFECTS OF ADDITIVE AND PARAMETRIC NOISE

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    Milton, John G.

    Department of Neurology Committees on Neurobiology & Computational Neuroscience The University of ChicagoINTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL NEURODYNAMICS: EFFECTS OF ADDITIVE AND PARAMETRIC NOISE John Milton current first attracted the attention of neurobiologists to the presence of ion channels, or pores