Sample records for applicable internal controls

  1. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Integrated Controls for Agricultural Applications

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    1st International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Integrated Controls and change the environment for plant and animal production. Hence, appropriate information on current for decision making and planning future operations in order to maximize yield while minimising the ecological

  2. Internal Controls Evaluations

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

    iPortal Space. III. GAO Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government In 1999, GAO issued revised Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government. This...

  3. CUNY EXPORT CONTROL PROCEDURES 14. International Collaboration Agreements

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    Rosen, Jay

    CUNY EXPORT CONTROL PROCEDURES 14. International Collaboration Agreements This section addresses the process for managing export control requirements associated with international collaborations with potential international research partners. Several export control requirements are applicable. When drafting

  4. Internal Control Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2008-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    To ensure sound internal controls and overall consistency in exercising the statutory authorities that vest in the Secretary, the Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and Department's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and to implement the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 and related central agency guidance. Cancels DOE O 413.1A.

  5. Power system applications engineering intern experience at TRW Controls: an internship report 

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    Balachandra, Chandrakumar John

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    .9881 0.9881 I T GAIN FEEDWATER SYSTEM INTEGRAL 0.0214 0.0214 M GAIN FEEDWATER SYSTEM INERTIA 20 SEC 20 SEC H Ki TIME CONSTANT BOILER CONTROL PROPORTIONAL 4.5 1.76GAIN BOILER CONTROL INTEGRAL GAIN 0.03 0.112 K0 BOILER CONTROL DERIVATIVE GAIN 44... SYSTEM DELAY TIME 6 SEC FUEL SYSTEM TIME CONSTANT 9 SEC BOILER CONTROL PROPORTIONAL GAIN 0.8 BOILER CONTROL INTEGRAL GAIN 0.015 BOILER CONTROL DERIVATIVE GAIN 30. THROTTLE PRESSURE SETPOINT 1.0 p.u. Ta ble 2. Par a m et er Values for an O il - F i...

  6. Published at the Second International Conference on ``Intelligent Systems Engineering'', Hamburg, Sept. 1994. APPLICATION OF FUZZY LOGIC AND NEURAL NETWORK TO THE CONTROL OF A FLAME

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    Published at the Second International Conference on ``Intelligent Systems Engineering'', Hamburg, Germany 1 INTRODUCTION For optimal control of a combustion process, which is normally highly nonlinear

  7. Internal combustion engine and method for control

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Brennan, Daniel G

    2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In one exemplary embodiment of the invention an internal combustion engine includes a piston disposed in a cylinder, a valve configured to control flow of air into the cylinder and an actuator coupled to the valve to control a position of the valve. The internal combustion engine also includes a controller coupled to the actuator, wherein the controller is configured to close the valve when an uncontrolled condition for the internal engine is determined.

  8. OPTIMAL CONTROL WITH ADAPTIVE INTERNAL DYNAMICS MODELS

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    Vijayakumar, Sethu

    . The optimal feedback control law for systems with non-linear dynamics and non-quadratic costs can be foundOPTIMAL CONTROL WITH ADAPTIVE INTERNAL DYNAMICS MODELS Djordje Mitrovic, Stefan Klanke, and Sethu, optimal control, adaptive control, robot simulation Abstract: Optimal feedback control has been proposed

  9. Quantum Internal Model Principle: Decoherence Control

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    Narayan Ganesan; Tzyh-Jong Tarn

    2010-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In this article, we study the problem of designing a Decoherence Control for quantum systems with the help of a scalable ancillary quantum control and techniques from geometric control theory, in order to successfully and completely decouple an open quantum system from its environment. We re-formulate the problem of decoherence control as a disturbance rejection scheme which also leads us to the idea of Internal Model Principle for quantum control systems which is first of its kind in the literature. It is shown that decoupling a quantum disturbance from an open quantum system, is possible only with the help of a quantum controller which takes into account the model of the environmental interaction. This is demonstrated for a simple 2-qubit system wherein the effects of decoherence are completely eliminated. The theory provides conditions to be imposed on the controller to ensure perfect decoupling. Hence the problem of decoherence control naturally gives rise to the quantum internal model principle which relates the disturbance rejecting control to the model of the environmental interaction. Classical internal model principle and disturbance decoupling focus on different aspects viz. perfect output tracking and complete decoupling of output from external disturbances respectively. However for quantum systems, the two problems come together and merge in order to produce an effective platform for decoherence control. In this article we introduce a seminal connection between disturbance decoupling and the corresponding analog for internal model principle for quantum systems.

  10. applications international corporation: Topics by E-print Network

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

    of assets. An important element of the control environment is an ongoing internal audit program. To assure the effective administration of internal control, we carefully...

  11. INTERNAL HAZARDS ANALYSIS FOR LICENSE APPLICATION

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    R.J. Garrett

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this internal hazards analysis is to identify and document the internal hazards and potential initiating events associated with preclosure operations of the repository at Yucca Mountain. Internal hazards are those hazards presented by the operation of the facility and by its associated processes that can potentially lead to a radioactive release or cause a radiological hazard. In contrast to external hazards, internal hazards do not involve natural phenomena and external man-made hazards. This internal hazards analysis was performed in support of the preclosure safety analysis and the License Application for the Yucca Mountain Project. The methodology for this analysis provides a systematic means to identify internal hazards and potential initiating events that may result in a radiological hazard or radiological release during the repository preclosure period. These hazards are documented in tables of potential internal hazards and potential initiating events (Section 6.6) for input to the repository event sequence categorization process. The results of this analysis will undergo further screening and analysis based on the criteria that apply to the performance of event sequence analyses for the repository preclosure period. The evolving design of the repository will be re-evaluated periodically to ensure that internal hazards that have not been previously evaluated are identified.

  12. Application Study: Robot Arm Control

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    Visser, Arnoud

    Application Study: Robot Arm Control An experience using distributed AIM Arnoud Visser Michiel Wiedijk Frank Tuijnman Hamideh Afsarmanesh November 1993 u University of Amsterdam #12;2 1. The Robot Arm application at UvA In the robot arm application we deal with three agents that are heterogeneous

  13. International Conference on INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS

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    Davies, John N.

    ), will be held in Wrexham, North East Wales, UK from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th September 2005. The conferenceInternational Conference on INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS ITA 05 Wednesday 7th - Friday 9 computing and engineering. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Suitable topics

  14. Price controls and international petroleum product prices

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    Deacon, R.T.; Mead, W.J.; Agarwal, V.B.

    1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of Federal refined-product price controls upon the price of motor gasoline in the United States through 1977 are examined. A comparison of domestic and foreign gasoline prices is made, based on the prices of products actually moving in international trade. There is also an effort to ascribe US/foreign market price differentials to identifiable cost factors. Primary emphasis is on price comparisons at the wholesale level, although some retail comparisons are presented. The study also examines the extent to which product price controls are binding, and attempts to estimate what the price of motor gasoline would have been in the absence of controls. The time period under consideration is from 1969 through 1977, with primary focus on price relationships in 1970-1971 (just before US controls) and 1976-1977. The foreign-domestic comparisons are made with respect to four major US cities, namely, Boston, New York, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. 20 figures, 14 tables.

  15. JET Papers Presented at International Atomic Energy Agency 10th International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Research

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    JET Papers Presented at International Atomic Energy Agency 10th International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Research

  16. Controllability of Dynamical Extensions with Bounded Control: Application to Robotics

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    Sontag, Eduardo

    1 Controllability of Dynamical Extensions with Bounded Control: Application to Robotics Monique. An application to the motion plan- ning problem for a class of two-driving-wheel mobile robots illustrates- vated by applications coming from robotics, we extend these results to the situation of bounded controls

  17. OPTIMAL CONTROL APPLICATIONS AND METHODS Optim. Control Appl. Meth. (2008)

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    Maurer, Helmut

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    control of a CSTR reactor; optimal fishing 1. INTRODUCTION Differential control systems with delays in the state variable. Delays in the control are admitted for systems linear in the control variable. ColoniusOPTIMAL CONTROL APPLICATIONS AND METHODS Optim. Control Appl. Meth. (2008) Published online

  18. International Working Group for New Virtual Reality Applications in Architecture

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    's developed VR applications in architecture. Group members come from eight universities around the worldWORLD8 International Working Group for New Virtual Reality Applications in Architecture YOSHIHIRO the activities of World8, an international working group on virtual reality (VR), and demonstrates the group

  19. Security Risk Management using Internal Controls Simon Foley,

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    Foley, Simon

    Security Risk Management using Internal Controls Simon Foley, Department of Computer Science technical concern, it should be considered as just another risk that needs to be managed alongside all other business risks. An Internal Controls approach to security risk management is proposed whereby automated

  20. Quantum control theory and applications: A survey

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    Daoyi Dong; Ian R Petersen

    2011-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a survey on quantum control theory and applications from a control systems perspective. Some of the basic concepts and main developments (including open-loop control and closed-loop control) in quantum control theory are reviewed. In the area of open-loop quantum control, the paper surveys the notion of controllability for quantum systems and presents several control design strategies including optimal control, Lyapunov-based methodologies, variable structure control and quantum incoherent control. In the area of closed-loop quantum control, the paper reviews closed-loop learning control and several important issues related to quantum feedback control including quantum filtering, feedback stabilization, LQG control and robust quantum control.

  1. Oregon Underground Injection Control Registration Application...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Oregon Underground Injection Control Registration Application Fees (DEQ Form UIC 1003-GIC) Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Form: Oregon...

  2. Optimal control with adaptive internal dynamics models 

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    Mitrovic, Djordje; Klanke, Stefan; Vijayakumar, Sethu

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Optimal feedback control has been proposed as an attractive movement generation strategy in goal reaching tasks for anthropomorphic manipulator systems. The optimal feedback control law for systems with non-linear dynamics ...

  3. Deepwater Internal Wave Study and Application

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    Jiang, Lei

    2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    conforming to the physics of internal waves and to study the effects on offshore drilling semisubmersibles, different types of offshore hull forms and riser systems, including the large diameter cold water pipe of floating Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion...

  4. Superconducting VAR control. [Patent application

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Boenig, H.J.; Hassenzahl, W.V.

    1980-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Static VAR control means are described employing an asymmetrically controlled Graetz bridge and a superconducting direct current coil having low losses and low cost characteristics.

  5. Export Controls and International Safeguards: Strengthening Nonproliferation through Interdisciplinary Integration

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    Peterson, Danielle J.; Goorevich, Richard; Hooper, Rich; Scheinman, Lawrence; Tape, James W.

    2008-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    International safeguards and export controls are central to ensuring international confidence in the peaceful uses of nuclear materials and technologies and to achieving adequate oversight on the transfer and use of nuclear materials, technology, and equipment required for the development of proliferation-sensitive parts of the nuclear fuel cycle. Although the independent strengths of international safeguards and export controls rely largely on universal adherence, there may be opportunities to exploit the shared strengths of these systems. This article provides background information on the separate evolution of export controls and international safeguards, considers how these two elements of the nonproliferation regime interact, and identifies some possible avenues that could, over time, lead to wholly integrated activities.

  6. Applications of Feedback Control in Quantum Systems

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    Kurt Jacobs

    2006-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We give an introduction to feedback control in quantum systems, as well as an overview of the variety of applications which have been explored to date. This introductory review is aimed primarily at control theorists unfamiliar with quantum mechanics, but should also be useful to quantum physicists interested in applications of feedback control. We explain how feedback in quantum systems differs from that in traditional classical systems, and how in certain cases the results from modern optimal control theory can be applied directly to quantum systems. In addition to noise reduction and stabilization, an important application of feedback in quantum systems is adaptive measurement, and we discuss the various applications of adaptive measurements. We finish by describing specific examples of the application of feedback control to cooling and state-preparation in nano-electro-mechanical systems and single trapped atoms.

  7. Internal Audit OverviewInternal Audit Overview Audit's Role in Governance, Risk Management and Internal Control

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    Internal Audit OverviewInternal Audit Overview Audit's Role in Governance, Risk Management Activities - Risk Management Scope of Audit Activities - Risk Management · Risk is the possibility exposures to risk, assessing the effectiveness of the University's risk management system, and contributing

  8. The importance of domestic law to international arms control

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    Lehman, R.F. II

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies of arms control and disarmament tend to focus on political, military, and diplomatic processes. Recently, in the context of the conversion of defense activities to civilian use, the economic aspects of arms control have also received renewed interest. The legal dimension, however, is in need of fresh examination. Both international and domestic law are sailing increasingly in uncharted waters. Recent arms control agreements and related developments in international peacekeeping have expanded the scope of international law and altered how one perceives certain fundamentals, including the principle of national sovereignty. Still, the nation state is largely unchallenged as the primary actor in international affairs. National governments retain near absolute sovereign rights and responsibilities even in an age of trans-national economic integration and codified international norms for human rights, freedom of the press, and the peaceful resolution of disputes. Indeed, the role of domestic law in arms control and disarmament may be more significant now than ever before. A brief review of relationships between arms control and domestic law should illustrate ways in which ones thinking has been underestimating the importance of domestic law. Hopefully, this survey will set the stage properly for the excellent, more detailed case studies by Elinor Hammarskjold and Alan Crawford. Toward that end, this paper will highlight a number of more general, and sometimes provocative, themes. These themes should be kept in mind when those two complementary presentations are considered.

  9. -International Doctorate Program -Identification, Optimization and Control

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    Dettweiler, Michael

    PDAE Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Model February 7, 2008 Preprint IOC-12 #12;#12;Optimal Control of a Large PDAE Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Model Armin Rund , Kati Sternberg, Hans Josef Pesch, and Kurt carbonate fuel cells are well suited for stationary power production and heat supply. In order to enhance

  10. -International Doctorate Program -Identification, Optimization and Control

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    Dettweiler, Michael

    for Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Systems: A Challenge in PDE Constrained Optimization April 23, 2009 Preprint IOC-25 #12;#12;OPTIMAL CONTROL OF LOAD CHANGES FOR MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELL SYSTEMS: A CHALLENGE carbonate fuel cells provide a promising technology for the operation of future stationary power plants

  11. Fuel cell with internal flow control

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Haltiner, Jr., Karl J. (Fairport, NY); Venkiteswaran, Arun (Karnataka, IN)

    2012-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A fuel cell stack is provided with a plurality of fuel cell cassettes where each fuel cell cassette has a fuel cell with an anode and cathode. The fuel cell stack includes an anode supply chimney for supplying fuel to the anode of each fuel cell cassette, an anode return chimney for removing anode exhaust from the anode of each fuel cell cassette, a cathode supply chimney for supplying oxidant to the cathode of each fuel cell cassette, and a cathode return chimney for removing cathode exhaust from the cathode of each fuel cell cassette. A first fuel cell cassette includes a flow control member disposed between the anode supply chimney and the anode return chimney or between the cathode supply chimney and the cathode return chimney such that the flow control member provides a flow restriction different from at least one other fuel cell cassettes.

  12. Grounding linguistic analysis in control applications

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    Branavan, Satchuthananthavale Rasiah Kuhan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis addresses the problem of grounding linguistic analysis in control applications, such as automated maintenance of computers and game playing. We assume access to natural language documents that describe the ...

  13. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 Internation...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    No. PP-230-4 International Transmission Company: Comments from NYISO Comments of the New York Independent System Operator on the application from International Transmission...

  14. Application for presidential permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 Internation...

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    Reply Comments Application for presidential permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 International Transmission Company: Reply Comments Reply Comments of International Transmission Company in...

  15. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications

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    Hossain, M. Enamul

    Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications of kinetic energy and internal energy , Internal energy, Geothermal temperature gradient, Gravitational that can be estimated from reservoir properties Permeability of the reservoir system, Thermal conductivity

  16. Application accelerator system having bunch control

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    Wang, Dunxiong (Newport News, VA); Krafft, Geoffrey Arthur (Newport News, VA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An application accelerator system for monitoring the gain of a free electron laser. Coherent Synchrotron Radiation (CSR) detection techniques are used with a bunch length monitor for ultra short, picosec to several tens of femtosec, electron bunches. The monitor employs an application accelerator, a coherent radiation production device, an optical or beam chopping device, an infrared radiation collection device, a narrow-banding filter, an infrared detection device, and a control.

  17. Application accelerator system having bunch control

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wang, D.; Krafft, G.A.

    1999-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    An application accelerator system for monitoring the gain of a free electron laser is disclosed. Coherent Synchrotron Radiation (CSR) detection techniques are used with a bunch length monitor for ultra short, picosec to several tens of femtosec, electron bunches. The monitor employs an application accelerator, a coherent radiation production device, an optical or beam chopping device, an infrared radiation collection device, a narrow-banding filter, an infrared detection device, and a control. 1 fig.

  18. Nemesis: Preventing Authentication & Access Control Vulnerabilities in Web Applications

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    Sabatini, David M.

    Nemesis: Preventing Authentication & Access Control Vulnerabilities in Web Applications Michael web applications. Authentication attacks occur when a web application authenticates users unsafely, granting access to web clients that lack the ap- propriate credentials. Access control attacks occur when

  19. International Benchmarking and Yardstick Regulation: An Application to European Electricity Utilities

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    Jamasb, Tooraj; Pollitt, Michael G.

    2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to a shortage of data and increased international mergers, national energy regulators are looking to international benchmarking analyses for help in setting price controls within incentive regulation. We present an international benchmarking...

  20. Design of Control Systems for HVAC Applications

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    Smith, A. L.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The design and application of temperature control systems on a commercial building will bring the question to mind: Should the system be Pneumatic? Should it be Electronic? There is concern as to which system will be more appropriate to a certain...

  1. Design of Control Systems for HVAC Applications 

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    Smith, A. L.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The design and application of temperature control systems on a commercial building will bring the question to mind: Should the system be Pneumatic? Should it be Electronic? There is concern as to which system will be more appropriate to a certain...

  2. Modular control of fusion power heating applications

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    Demers, D. R.

    2012-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This work is motivated by the growing demand for auxiliary heating on small and large machines worldwide. Numerous present and planned RF experiments (EBW, Lower Hybrid, ICRF, and ECH) are increasingly complex systems. The operational challenges are indicative of a need for components of real-time control that can be implemented with a moderate amount of effort in a time- and cost-effective fashion. Such a system will improve experimental efficiency, enhance experimental quality, and expedite technological advancements. The modular architecture of this control-suite serves multiple purposes. It facilitates construction on various scales from single to multiple controller systems. It enables expandability of control from basic to complex via the addition of modules with varying functionalities. It simplifies the control implementation process by reducing layers of software and electronic development. While conceived with fusion applications in mind, this suite has the potential to serve a broad range of scientific and industrial applications. During the Phase-I research effort we established the overall feasibility of this modular control-suite concept. We developed the fundamental modules needed to implement open-loop active-control and demonstrated their use on a microwave power deposition experiment.

  3. CONTROLLING THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ILLEGALLY LOGGED TIMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS

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    CONTROLLING THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ILLEGALLY LOGGED TIMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS A study prepared@riia.org February 2002 #12;Controlling the international trade in illegally logged timber and wood products Page 2...................................................................................................................... 11 ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES IN THE FOREST SECTOR

  4. Robust Linearization of RF Amplifiers Using NonLinear Internal Model Control Method

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Robust Linearization of RF Amplifiers Using NonLinear Internal Model Control Method Smail Bachir #1, the nonlinear Internal Model Control (IMC) method is introduced and applied to linearize high frequency Power to be controlled [8]. If the model is a perfect representation of the non linear system, the controller can

  5. 1MAKING WORKFLOW APPLICATIONS WORK The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications,

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    Deelman, Ewa

    1MAKING WORKFLOW APPLICATIONS WORK The International Journal of High Performance Computing. Reprints and permissions: http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav Figures 1­5 appear in color. Scien- tific workflows are being used to bring together these var- ious resources and answer complex

  6. Modeling and Control of Multi-Contact Centers of Pressure and Internal Forces in Humanoid Robots

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    Sentis, Luis

    Modeling and Control of Multi-Contact Centers of Pressure and Internal Forces in Humanoid Robots loops and exploit the virtual linkage model to develop a controller that guides internal force behavior on modeling multi- grasp behaviors and the associated internal forces acting between manipulators [14]. Using

  7. Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control

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    Hurst, Jonathan

    Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & International to reduce custom code. The following is a comprehensive robot control system designed for, but not limited successfully deployed on the aforementioned bipedal robot. 1 Copyright c 2013 by ASME #12;FIGURE 1. THE ROBOT

  8. Internal-control weaknesses at Department of Energy research laboratories

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    Not Available

    1982-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Two requests were made by Chairman, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, that GAO review the vulnerability of selected Department of Energy (DOE) research facilities to fraud, waste, and abuse. The review examined internal controls over payroll, procurement, and property management at six government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) research laboratories (Sandia, Hanford, Argonne, Oak Ridge, Fermi, and Brookhaven) and four government-owned, government-operated energy technology centers (Bartlesville, Laramie, Morgantown, and Pittsburgh). In fiscal 1982, DOE budgeted over $3 billion for its GOCO facilities and over $230 million for its energy technology centers. GAO noted specific problems at a number of the laboratories in each of the areas covered. In many instances, DOE has acknowledged the problems and corrective action is underway or is planned.

  9. CONTROLLING THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ILLEGALLY LOGGED TIMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS

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    CONTROLLING THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ILLEGALLY LOGGED TIMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS A study prepared@riia.org February 2002 http://www.illegal-logging.info/uploads/1_ControllingTrade.pdf #12;Controlling the international trade in illegally logged timber and wood products Page 2 Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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    New York Independent System Operator on the application from International Transmission Company to construct, operate, and maintain electric transmission facilities at the...

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    ITCTransmission Application for presidential permit OE Docket No. PP-230-2 and PP-230-3 ITC Holdings Corporation Limited Partnership, International Transmission Company, and DTE...

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    Comments of the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Application for presidential permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 International Transmission Company:...

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    Comments of BGE on Supplemental Filing Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 International Transmission Company: Comments of BGE on Supplemental Filing...

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    American Municipal Power, Inc. and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative Application for presidential permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 International Transmission Company: Response to...

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    and Comments Application for presidential permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 International Transmission Company: Response to Late Motion to Intervene and Comments Answer of...

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    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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    and Comment on behalf of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 International Transmission Company: Motion to...

  13. Distributed PI-Control with Applications to Power Systems Frequency Control

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    Dimarogonas, Dimos

    and decentralized control. In a distributed control architecture, there is no centralized controller with global. In a decentralized control architecture however, there is no communication between the individual controllersDistributed PI-Control with Applications to Power Systems Frequency Control Martin Andreasson12

  14. Design and Control of an Inverter for Photovoltaic Applications

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    Hansen, René Rydhof

    Design and Control of an Inverter for Photovoltaic Applications by Søren Bækhøj Kjær Dissertation Assistant. He also taught photovoltaic systems for terrestrial- and space-applications (Power system quality, control and optimized design, for fuel cell and photovoltaic applications. He is currently

  15. Application-Controlled Paging for a Shared Cache

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    Barve, Rakesh; Grove, Edward F.; Vitter, Jeffrey Scott

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ratio achieved by the deterministic application-controlled strategy of Cao, Felten, and Li. We show that no online application-controlled algorithm can have a competitive ratio better than minfHP¡1;Hkg, even if each application process has perfect...

  16. International Journal of Ventilation ISSN 1473-3315 Volume 10 No1 June 2011 Optimization of Occupancy Based Demand Controlled Ventilation

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    International Journal of Ventilation ISSN 1473-3315 Volume 10 No1 June 2011 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 49 Optimization of Occupancy Based Demand Controlled Ventilation in Residences Dorthe K. Mortensen1, the application of demand controlled ventilation in residences is limited. In this study we used occupant exposure

  17. Applications of shape analysis to domestic and international security.

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    Prasad, Lakshman; Skourikhine, A. N. (Alexei N.); Doak, J. E. (Justin E.)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rapidly growing area of cooperative international security calls for pervasive deployment of smart sensors that render valuable information and reduce operational costs and errors. Among the sensors used, vision sensors are by far the most versatile, tangible, and rich in the information they provide about their environment. On the flip side, they are also the most complex to analyze automatically for the extraction of high-level information. The ability to process imagery in a useful manner requires at least partial functional emulation of human capabilities of visual understanding. Of all visual cues available in image data, shape is perhaps the most important for understanding the content of an image. In this paper we present an overview of ongoing research at LANL on geometric shape analysis. The objective of our research is to develop a computational framework for multiscale characterization, analysis, and recognition of shapes. This framework will enable the development of a comprehensive and connected body of mathematical methods and algorithms, based on the topological, metrical, and morphological properties of shapes. We discuss its potential applications to automated surveillance, monitoring, container tracking and inspection, weapons dismantlement, and treaty verification. The framework will develop a geometric filtering scheme for extracting semantically salient shape features. This effort creates a paradigm for solving shape-related problems in Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, and Image Understanding in a conceptually cohesive and algorithmically amenable manner. The research aims to develop an advanced image analysis capability at LANL for solving a wide range of problems in automated facility surveillance, nuclear materials monitoring, treaty verification, and container inspection and tracking. The research provides the scientific underpinnings that will enable us to build smart surveillance cameras, with a direct practical impact on LANL's capabilities in domestic and international safeguards and security.

  18. Internal Friction Controls the Speed of Protein Folding from a Compact Configuration

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    Roder, Heinrich

    Internal Friction Controls the Speed of Protein Folding from a Compact Configuration Suzette A is independent of the cosolutes used to adjust solvent friction. Therefore, interactions within the interior. Interestingly, we find a very strong temperature dependence in these "internal friction"-controlled dynamics

  19. Montana Ground Water Pollution Control System Permit Application...

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    search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Montana Ground Water Pollution Control System Permit Application Forms Webpage Abstract Provides a list of permit...

  20. Evaluation of Alternative Field Buses for Lighting Control Applications

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    Koch, Ed; Rubinstein, Francis

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2003, Jose Gutierrez, Eaton Corporation March 22, 2005 PageBuses for Lighting Control Applications Eaton CorporationEaton Corporation is a global $7.3 billion diversified

  1. Observer-Controllers for Output Regulation: the Internal Model Principle Revisited

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    Pao, Lucy Y.

    Observer-Controllers for Output Regulation: the Internal Model Principle Revisited Jason H. Laks rejection;tracking;model predictive control;output feedback control 1 Introduction Output regulation, the design of an output regulating observer-controller is less clear. This latter approach is based

  2. Distributed Control Applications Within Sensor Networks

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    systems [7]. Other important fields of applications include home and building automation and military

  3. Distributed PI-Control with Applications to Power Systems Frequency Control

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    Distributed PI-Control with Applications to Power Systems Frequency Control Martin Andreasson12 to frequency control of power transmission systems. Sufficient stability criteria are derived, and it is shown. For systems where constant disturbances or model errors are present, PI-control is a commonly used control

  4. Applications of HUGIN to Diagnosis and Control of Autonomous Vehicles

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    Applications of HUGIN to Diagnosis and Control of Autonomous Vehicles Anders L. Madsen1 and Uffe B of HUGIN to solve problems related to diag- nosis and control of autonomous vehicles. The application of diagnosis and con- trol of autonomous vehicles. Based on the HUGIN tool, limited memory influence diagrams

  5. Controlling the Internal-Transport-Barrier Oscillations in High-Performance Tokamak Plasmas with a Dominant Fraction of Bootstrap Current

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    Controlling the Internal-Transport-Barrier Oscillations in High-Performance Tokamak Plasmas with a Dominant Fraction of Bootstrap Current

  6. Relaying and Controls for Generator Applications

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    Massey, G. W.

    this transfer. The following pages outline the options available for Federal Bureau ofPrisons Kansas City, Kansas generator selection and operation, the common relays used for generator protection and control, and the minimum recommended control... and the sequence ofoperation for the generator system. The next section will discuss relays typically used in controlling and protecting the generator during normal and abnormal operating conditions. COMMONLY APPLIED PROTECfIVE AND CONTROL RELAYS Relays...

  7. OPTIMAL CONTROL OF SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS AND APPLICATION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    OPTIMAL CONTROL OF SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS AND APPLICATION TO NON-EQUILIBRIUM TRAFFIC STEERING iteratively optimal control problems involving systems of conservation laws. The irregularity of discontinuous waves in computing an optimal (or suboptimal) control for systems of conservation laws

  8. On Communication Requirements for Control-by-Wire Applications

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    Johansson, Roger

    distributed control systems for safety critical applications #12;2003-08-07 ISSC 21 2003-08-07 ISSC 21 Presentation Overview · Distributed By-Wire Control, background and motivation · Dependable Real -Time Control Device Implementation hydraulics/pneumaticshydraulics/pneumatics mechanicsmechanics

  9. STOCHASTIC CONTROL FOR DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS TO WIRELESS

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    Huang, Minyi

    communication systems, power control is important at the user level in order to minimize energy requirements, a class of stochastic control problems is for- mulated which includes a fading channel model and a powerSTOCHASTIC CONTROL FOR DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS Minyi Huang

  10. A Driving Simulator for Teaching Embedded Automotive Control Applications

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    Gillespie, Brent

    A Driving Simulator for Teaching Embedded Automotive Control Applications Paul G. Griffiths component uses a typical automotive power- train micro-controller and teaches topics in system dynamics students build a fixed-based driving simulator to test advanced automotive control system designs

  11. International Journal of Control Vol. 83, No. 3, March 2010, 457483

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    Ray, Asok

    be avoided in modern multi-component and often non-collocated engineered systems. Under these circumstancesInternational Journal of Control Vol. 83, No. 3, March 2010, 457­483 Optimal control of infinite theoretic optimal control for perfectly observable situations and shows that such a framework is far more

  12. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Autonomous Navigation Tool for Real & Virtual Field

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    's model. From this model a set of five control variables are derived, reducing the complexity1st International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Autonomous Navigation Tool on sensor fusion and fuzzy logic, has been realised. The data of various sensors are transferred to control

  13. Adaptive control of time delay systems and applications to automotive control problems

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    Yildiz, Yildiray

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is about the adaptive control of time delay systems with applications to automotive control problems. The stabilization of systems involving time delays is a difficult problem since the existence of a delay may ...

  14. Flow Control of Real Time Multimedia Applications Using Model Predictive Control with a Feed Forward Term

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    Duong, Thien Chi

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    FLOW CONTROL OF REAL TIME MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS USING MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL WITH A FEED FORWARD TERM A Thesis by THIEN CHI DUONG Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2010 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering Flow Control of Real Time Multimedia Applications Using Model Predictive Control with Feed Forward Term...

  15. Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 Internation...

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

    to NISO from MISO and IESO 10-13-11.pdf More Documents & Publications Application for Presidential permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 International Transmission Company: Comments...

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    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    PJM Letter filed Dec 8, 2011 in support of Settlement Agreement Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 International Transmission Company: PJM Letter filed Dec...

  17. Application for presidential permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 Internation...

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

    Out of Time and Comments of PEPCO Holdings, INC. Application for presidential permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 International Transmission Company: Petition to Intervene Out of Time...

  18. SUBMITTED TO THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FLOW CONTROL, REVISED VERSION 1 Fluid Flow Control: a Vision-Based Approach

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    SUBMITTED TO THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FLOW CONTROL, REVISED VERSION 1 Fluid Flow Control, by visualizing a fluid flow, dense flow velocity maps can be computed via optical flow techniques by diminishing the fuel consumption of their aircrafts through drag reduction [1]. In contrast, in other

  19. Robust control for a class of interval model: application to the force control of piezoelectric cantilevers

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    the second one on force [4][5]. In order to synthesize a controller for the manipulation force, a model is necessary. However, it is known that the model linking this manipulation force and the input controlRobust control for a class of interval model: application to the force control of piezoelectric

  20. ADCHEM 2006 International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    the Kaibel column, a fully thermally coupled distillation column for the separation of four products for optimal operation is investigated. Keywords: Process control, Distillation, Control structure design ­ April 2-5, 2006 STABILIZING CONTROL OF AN INTEGRATED 4-PRODUCT KAIBEL COLUMN Jens Strandberg and Sigurd

  1. Power Conditioning and Control Applications for Energy Conservation

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    Brushwood, J. S.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrical power conditioning and control (PCC) systems are finding cost effective applications in AC motor drives, lamp ballasts and power supplies. Substantial system efficiency improvements are being realized when the appropriate PCC system...

  2. Towards verifiable adaptive control for safety critical applications

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    Schwager, Mac

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To be implementable in safety critical applications, adaptive controllers must be shown to behave strictly according to predetermined specifications. This thesis presents two tools for verifying specifications relevant to ...

  3. Solid state power bus controllers for aerospace applications

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    Villarreal, Terry Joseph

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SOLID STATE POWER BUS CONTROLLERS FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS A Thesis by TERRY JOSEPH VILLARREAL Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1988 Major Subject: Electrical Eny'neering SOLID STATE POWER BUS CONTROLLERS FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS A Thesis TERRY JOSEPH VILLARREAL Approved as to style and content by: Mehrdad Ehsani (Chairman of Committee) Robert D. Nevels...

  4. Analysis, control and applications of neutral point clamped PWM inverters

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    Jakkli, Ranjit V

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ANALYSIS, CONTROL AND APPLICATIONS OF NEUTRAL POINT CLAMPED PWM INVERTERS A Thesis by RA%i'JIT V. JAKKLI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1991 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering ANALYSIS, CONTROL AND APPLICATIONS OF NEUTRAL POINT CLAMPED PWM INVERTERS A Thesis by RANJIT V. JAKKLI Approved as to style and content by: P. Enjeti (Chair of Committee) M. Ehsani...

  5. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS When planning a trip abroad, individuals sometimes take information, technology and equipment with them.

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    Farritor, Shane

    INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS When planning a trip abroad, individuals to be aware of the impact of export control regulations when traveling internationally. Export control to most countries oftentimes does not raise any export control concerns. In some cases, an exclusion

  6. Decentralized symbolic control of interconnected systems with application to

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    Decentralized symbolic control of interconnected systems with application to vehicle platooning A interconnection of continuous nonlinear systems and we address the decentralized design of local controllers funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013] under grant agreement n

  7. Adaptive Optimal Feedback Control with Learned Internal Dynamics Models 

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    Mitrovic, Djordje; Klanke, Stefan; Vijayakumar, Sethu

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , have focused on the case of non-linear, but still analytically available, dynamics. For realistic control systems, however, the dynamics may often be unknown, difficult to estimate, or subject to frequent systematic changes. In this chapter, we combine...

  8. Arms Control: US and International efforts to ban biological weapons

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    Not Available

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons Convention, the treaty that bans the development, production, and stockpiling and acquisition of biological weapons was opened for signature in 1972 and came into force in 1975 after being ratified by 22 governments, including the depository nations of the USA, the United Kingdom, and the former Soviet Union. In support of the Convention, the USA later established export controls on items used to make biological weapons. Further, in accordance with the 1990 President`s Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative, actions were taken to redefine and expand US export controls, as well as to encourage multilateral controls through the Australia Group. Thus far, the Convention has not been effective in stopping the development of biological weapons. The principal findings as to the reasons of the failures of the Convention are found to be: the Convention lacks universality, compliance measures are effective, advantage of verification may outweigh disadvantages. Recommendations for mitigating these failures are outlined in this report.

  9. Nonlinear adaptive internal model control using neural networks

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    Gandhi, Amit Krushnavadan

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (NIMC) strategy based on neural network models is presented for SISO processes. The nonlinearities of the dynamical system are modelled by neural network architectures. Recurrent neural networks can be used for both the identification and control of nonlinear...

  10. Smart Structures: Model Development and Control Applications

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    for smart structure which utilize piezoelectric, electrostrictive, magnetostrictive or shape memory alloys are dictated by the design requirements for the system. For aeronautic and aerospace systems, control which, in certain aerospace structures, may require the scavenging of power from other components

  11. A Theory of Impedance Control based on Internal Model Uncertainty 

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    Mitrovic, Djordje; Klanke, Stefan; Vijayakumar, Sethu; Haith, Adrian

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Efficient human motor control is characterised by an extensive use of joint impedance modulation, which to a large extent is achieved by co-contracting antagonistic muscle pairs in a way that is beneficial to the specific task. Studies in single...

  12. Expert system driven fuzzy control application to power reactors

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    Tsoukalas, L.H.; Berkan, R.C.; Upadhyaya, B.R.; Uhrig, R.E.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For the purpose of nonlinear control and uncertainty/imprecision handling, fuzzy controllers have recently reached acclaim and increasing commercial application. The fuzzy control algorithms often require a supervisory'' routine that provides necessary heuristics for interface, adaptation, mode selection and other implementation issues. Performance characteristics of an on-line fuzzy controller depend strictly on the ability of such supervisory routines to manipulate the fuzzy control algorithm and enhance its control capabilities. This paper describes an expert system driven fuzzy control design application to nuclear reactor control, for the automated start-up control of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II. The methodology is verified through computer simulations using a valid nonlinear model. The necessary heuristic decisions are identified that are vitally important for the implemention of fuzzy control in the actual plant. An expert system structure incorporating the necessary supervisory routines is discussed. The discussion also includes the possibility of synthesizing the fuzzy, exact and combined reasoning to include both inexact concepts, uncertainty and fuzziness, within the same environment.

  13. Expert system driven fuzzy control application to power reactors

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    Tsoukalas, L.H.; Berkan, R.C.; Upadhyaya, B.R.; Uhrig, R.E.

    1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    For the purpose of nonlinear control and uncertainty/imprecision handling, fuzzy controllers have recently reached acclaim and increasing commercial application. The fuzzy control algorithms often require a ``supervisory`` routine that provides necessary heuristics for interface, adaptation, mode selection and other implementation issues. Performance characteristics of an on-line fuzzy controller depend strictly on the ability of such supervisory routines to manipulate the fuzzy control algorithm and enhance its control capabilities. This paper describes an expert system driven fuzzy control design application to nuclear reactor control, for the automated start-up control of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II. The methodology is verified through computer simulations using a valid nonlinear model. The necessary heuristic decisions are identified that are vitally important for the implemention of fuzzy control in the actual plant. An expert system structure incorporating the necessary supervisory routines is discussed. The discussion also includes the possibility of synthesizing the fuzzy, exact and combined reasoning to include both inexact concepts, uncertainty and fuzziness, within the same environment.

  14. Data Envelopment Analysis: A Linear Programming Application to Measure the Relative Efficiencies of Internal Business Divisions

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    Shockley, Laura

    2014-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    that an A/E/C firm may want to evaluate include: 1. Customer Satisfaction Data Envelopment Analysis: A Linear Programming Application to Measure the Relative Efficiencies of Internal Business Divisions Laura Shockley 26 2. Percent Repeat Customer... the Relative Efficiencies of Internal Business Divisions Laura Shockley 1 Executive Summary Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is a non-parametric linear programming model used to determine relative efficiencies of similar decision making units based...

  15. Address for applications only: International School for Graduate Studies (ISGS)

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    Berns, Karsten

    FOR FOREIGN APPLICANTS 1. INFORMATION ON THE DESIRED DEGREE COURSE Doctorate in 2. PERSONAL DETAILS Family Town Country Email Phone/ Fax Please attach photo here #12;2 5. YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND All details.1 School Education What is the highest level of your secondary education? 5.2 Higher Education At which

  16. Emission control system and method for internal combustion engine

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    Owens, L.

    1980-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Fresh air is introduced into the exhaust pipe leading to the muffler for an internal combustion engine, while the air and exhaust gas mixture is cooled, not only in the muffler but also in a circuitous tube which extends from the muffler to the normal discharge or tail pipe and in which a special cooler may be installed. From the outlet of the special cooling tube, which faces forwardly, a portion of the air and exhaust gas mixture, now cooled, is led from a Y-connection to the intake tube of the air filter, so that the air and exhaust gas mixture will be introduced into the intake system prior to the carburetor. A rearwardly slanting arm of the Y-connection connects the front end of the special cooling pipe with the normal tail pipe. The carburetor has one or more air bleed tubes leading into the mixture passage at or below the butterfly valves, so that at idling speeds, a small amount of fresh air is introduced, irrespective of the position of the butterfly valves, to overcome any tendency for the engine, when idling, to cough or sputter due to the introduction of an air and exhaust gas mixture to the air filter intake.

  17. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBUST AND NONLINEAR CONTROL Int. J. Robust Nonlinear Control 2007; 17:675677

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    Gajic, Zoran

    :675­677 Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com) BOOK REVIEWS MODERN CONTROL SYSTEMS Systems Engineering represents a modern treatment of the classical control theory. It is based contribution to the modern control systems

  18. Feedback control of major disruptions in International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor

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    Sen, A. K. [Plasma Physics Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, New York 10026 (United States)

    2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    It is argued that major disruptions in ITER can be avoided by the feedback control of the causative MHD precursors. The sensors will be 2D-arrays of ECE detectors and the suppressors will be modulated ECH beams injected radially to produce non-thermal radial pressures to counter the radial dynamics of MHD modes. The appropriate amplitude and phase of this signal can stabilize the relevant MHD modes and prevent their evolution to a major disruption. For multimode MHD precursors, an optimal feedback scheme with a Kalman filter is discussed.

  19. International Rectifier Power Control Systems | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtelInterias Solar Energy Jump to:IES Jump to:PartnershipPower Control

  20. Review of selected dynamic material control functions for international safeguards

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    Lowry, L.L.

    1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the development of Dynamic Special Nuclear Material Accounting and Control systems used in nuclear manufacturing and reprocessing plants, there arises the question as to how these systems affect the IAEA inspection capabilities. The systems in being and under development provide information and control for a variety of purposes important to the plant operator, the safeguards purpose being one of them. This report attempts to judge the usefulness of these dynamic systems to the IAEA and have defined 12 functions that provide essential information to it. If the information acquired by these dynamic systems is to be useful to the IAEA, the inspectors must be able to independently verify it. Some suggestions are made as to how this might be done. But, even if it should not be possible to verify all the data, the availability to the IAEA of detailed, simultaneous, and plant-wide information would tend to inhibit a plant operator from attempting to generate a floating or fictitious inventory. Suggestions are made that might be helpful in the design of future software systems, an area which has proved to be fatally deficient in some systems and difficult in all.

  1. Modelling Geospatial Application Databases using UML-based Repositories Aligned with International Standards in Geomatics

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    Modelling Geospatial Application Databases using UML-based Repositories Aligned with International Abstract: This paper presents the result of recent work on the use of geospatial repositories to store and database concepts, a geospatial repository can be defined as a collection of (meta) data structured

  2. Geography of international water conflict and cooperation: Data sets and applications

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    Wolf, Aaron

    ]. The lack of global-scale, quantitative tools for eval- uating interactions over shared water resourcesGeography of international water conflict and cooperation: Data sets and applications Shira Yoffe,1 main hypotheses on the likelihood and intensity of water resource disputes. To test these hypotheses

  3. 423A HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING/NUMERICAL The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications,

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    Higham, Nicholas J.

    423A HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING/NUMERICAL The International Journal of High Performance Computing and barriers in the development of high-performance computing (HPC) algorithms and software. The activity has computing, numerical analy- sis, roadmap, applications and algorithms, software 1 The High-performance

  4. Optimisation of seismic network design: Application to a geophysical international lunar network

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    Sambridge, Malcolm

    Optimisation of seismic network design: Application to a geophysical international lunar network. Informations about lunar seismicity and seismic subsurface models from the Apollo missions are used as a priori information in this study to optimise the geometry of future lunar seismic networks in order to best resolve

  5. Application Support Specialist Computer Methods International Corp. (CMiC) is a software Development firm

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    Ellis, Randy

    Application Support Specialist Computer Methods International Corp. (CMiC) is a software between our customers and CMiC. This position is responsible for enterprise support of our customer issues (may include, but are not limited to, the following): · Review questions and reported problems

  6. ON AN ADAPTIVE CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR ADAPTIVE OPTICS APPLICATIONS

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    ON AN ADAPTIVE CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR ADAPTIVE OPTICS APPLICATIONS MOODY T. CHU Abstract. The wavefront aberrations induced by atmospheric turbulence can severely degrade the performance of an optical imaging system. Adaptive optics refers to the process of removing unwanted wave front distortions

  7. ON AN ADAPTIVE CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR ADAPTIVE OPTICS APPLICATIONS

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    ON AN ADAPTIVE CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR ADAPTIVE OPTICS APPLICATIONS MOODY T. CHU \\Lambda Abstract. The wavefront aberrations induced by atmospheric turbulence can severely degrade the performance of an optical imaging system. Adaptive optics refers to the process of removing unwanted wave front distortions

  8. Nonlinear Time-Frequency Control Theory with Applications

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    Liu, Mengkun 1978-

    2012-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    of the system in real-time and restrain time-varying spectrum from becoming broadband. Applications of the theory are demonstrated using several engineering examples including the control of a non-stationary Duffing oscillator, a 1-DOF time-delayed milling...

  9. Application of Sampling Based Model Predictive Control to an Autonomous

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    Collins, Emmanuel

    Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) can be utilized to perform difficult tasks in cluttered environments55 Application of Sampling Based Model Predictive Control to an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The algorithm combines the benefits of sampling-based motion planning

  10. Chemical Applications of Electrohydraulic Cavitation for Hazardous Waste Control

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    Hoffmann, M. R.

    CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS OF ELECTROHVDRAULIC CAVITATION FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTROL MICHAEL R. HOFFMANN, PROFESSOR, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, PASADENA, CA 91125 Abstract We have been investigating the fundamental chemistry..., production of hydroxyl radicals, hydrogen atoms, hydrogen peroxide and aquated electrons. The chemical changes of compounds in water pulsed with these different sources of power are induced in part by the violent collapse of cavitation bubbles...

  11. Nonlinear Time-Frequency Control Theory with Applications 

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    Liu, Mengkun 1978-

    2012-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    of the system in real-time and restrain time-varying spectrum from becoming broadband. Applications of the theory are demonstrated using several engineering examples including the control of a non-stationary Duffing oscillator, a 1-DOF time-delayed milling...

  12. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Generation and Analysis of Digital Terrain Models with

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    1st International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Generation and Analysis of Digital Terrain Models with Parallel Guidance Systems for Precision Agriculture Görres GRENZDÖRFFER models at no or little additional cost. In the paper the achievable data accuracy under different

  13. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 The Kinematic Potential of Modern Tracking Total Stations

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    1st International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 The Kinematic Potential of Modern systems allow for new areas of use in geodetic metrology. According to the task requirements, geodetic) are still used for precise real-time 3D trajectories. Nowadays, modern instruments allow movements of a few

  14. International Journal of Control Vol. xx, No. xx, xx 2012, 123

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    of intermittent renewable energy sources in a future smart grid. Keywords: Energy management, Optimization methodsInternational Journal of Control Vol. xx, No. xx, xx 2012, 1­23 RESEARCH ARTICLE Nonconvex Model cooling units that share a common compressor, and is used to cool multiple areas or rooms. In each time

  15. Dynamics and control of internal transport barriers in reversed shear discharges

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    Newman, David

    Dynamics and control of internal transport barriers in reversed shear discharges D. E. Newman, B. A to a transport model in order to investigate the dynamics of the transition to this enhanced confinement mode profiles, a rich variety of transition dynamics is uncovered. Transition dynamics and their concomitant

  16. A Model for Kinetically Controlled Internal Phase Segregation During Aerosol Coagulation

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    A Model for Kinetically Controlled Internal Phase Segregation During Aerosol Coagulation H size distribution. The dynamical behavior of such a system is presented. 1 Introduction The evolution). The GDE has been employed to characterize the behavior in time and space of the particle size distribution

  17. f " International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control. Vienna 1996 XIII/4 -1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    96/0852 f í " International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control. Vienna 1996 XIII/4 - 1 TREATMENT OF SLUDGE FROM SEPTIC TANKS IN A REED-BED FILTERS PILOT PLANT. Alain Liénard and treatment of wastewater. Zones of collective and individual (on-site) treatment have to be defined. Local

  18. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBUST AND NONLINEAR CONTROL Int. J. Robust. Nonlinear Control 2014; 00:12

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    Boyer, Edmond

    and isolation and fault tolerant control methods applied to different aspects of modern power grids, both 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Received ... KEY WORDS: Power Grids, Wind Turbines, Fault Tolerant Control units. The focus of this special issue on fault tolerant control in power grids is to draw research

  19. Stabilizing sliding mode control design and application for a dc motor: Speed control

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    Rhif, Ahmed

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The regulation by sliding mode control (SMC) is recognized for its qualities of robustness and dynamic response. This article will briefly talk about the regulation principles by sliding mode as well as the application of this approach to the adjustment of a speed control DC motor bench using the TY36A/EV unit. This unit, from Electronica Veneta products, uses a PID controller to control the speed and position of the DC motor. Our purpose is to improve the set time answer and the robustness of the system when disturbances take place. The experimental results show very good performances of the proposed approach relatively to the PID.

  20. An artificial neural network controller for intelligent transportation systems applications

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    Vitela, J.E.; Hanebutte, U.R.; Reifman, J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Reactor Analysis Div.

    1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An Autonomous Intelligent Cruise Control (AICC) has been designed using a feedforward artificial neural network, as an example for utilizing artificial neural networks for nonlinear control problems arising in intelligent transportation systems applications. The AICC is based on a simple nonlinear model of the vehicle dynamics. A Neural Network Controller (NNC) code developed at Argonne National Laboratory to control discrete dynamical systems was used for this purpose. In order to test the NNC, an AICC-simulator containing graphical displays was developed for a system of two vehicles driving in a single lane. Two simulation cases are shown, one involving a lead vehicle with constant velocity and the other a lead vehicle with varying acceleration. More realistic vehicle dynamic models will be considered in future work.

  1. Vision and Inertial Sensor Based Drive Trains Control

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    Cheng, Haifei

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    International Symposium on Industrial Robots, March 1979. [In the applications of industrial robot manipulators, it isand Control Most industrial robot applications require a

  2. Autonomous Reactor Control Using Model Based Predictive Control for Space Propulsion Applications

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    Bragg-Sitton, Shannon M.; Holloway, James Paul [University of Michigan, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)

    2005-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Reliable reactor control is important to reactor safety, both in terrestrial and space systems. For a space system, where the time for communication to Earth is significant, autonomous control is imperative. Based on feedback from reactor diagnostics, a controller must be able to automatically adjust to changes in reactor temperature and power level to maintain nominal operation without user intervention. Model-based predictive control (MBPC) (Clarke 1994; Morari 1994) is investigated as a potential control methodology for reactor start-up and transient operation in the presence of an external source. Bragg-Sitton and Holloway (2004) assessed the applicability of MBPC to reactor start-up from a cold, zero-power condition in the presence of a time-varying external radiation source, where large fluctuations in the external radiation source can significantly impact a reactor during start-up operations. The MBPC algorithm applied the point kinetics model to describe the reactor dynamics, using a single group of delayed neutrons; initial application considered a fast neutron lifetime (10-3 sec) to simplify calculations during initial controller analysis. The present study will more accurately specify the dynamics of a fast reactor, using a more appropriate fast neutron lifetime (10-7 sec) than in the previous work. Controller stability will also be assessed by carefully considering the dependencies of each component in the defined cost (objective) function and its subsequent effect on the selected 'optimal' control maneuvers.

  3. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Integration of Controllers for Filter Algorithms for

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    for Filter Algorithms for Construction Machine Guidance Alexander BEETZ*, Volker SCHWIEGER** Universität measurement techniques as well as control and filter algorithms. In Schwieger/Beetz 2007 could be shown

  4. Aging considerations for PWR (pressurized water reactor) control rod drive mechanisms and reactor internals

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    Ware, A.G.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes age-related degradation mechanisms affecting life extension of pressurized water reactor control rod drive mechanisms and reactor internals. The major sources of age-related degradation for control rod drive mechanisms are thermal transients such as plant heatups and cooldowns, latchings and unlatchings, long-term aging effects on electrical insulation, and the high temperature corrosive environment. Flow induced loads, the high-temperature corrosive environment, radiation exposure, and high tensile stresses in bolts all contribute to aging related degradation of reactor internals. Another problem has been wear and fretting of instrument guide tubes. The paper also discusses age-related failures that have occurred to date in pressurized water reactors.

  5. Secure control systems with application to cyber-physical systems

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    Dong, Jin [ORNL] [ORNL; Djouadi, Seddik M [ORNL] [ORNL; Nutaro, James J [ORNL] [ORNL; Kuruganti, Phani Teja [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Control systems are computer-based systems with networked units consisting of sensors, actuators, control processing units, and communication devices. The role of control system is to interact, monitor, and control physical processes. Reactive power control is a fundamental issue in ensuring the security of the power network. It is claimed that Synchronous Condensers (SC) have been used at both distribution and transmission voltage levels to improve stability and to maintain voltages within desired limits under changing load conditions and contingency situations. Performance of PI controller corresponding to various tripping faults are analyzed for SC systems. Most of the eort in protecting these systems has been in protection against random failures or reliability. However, besides failures these systems are subject to various signal attacks for which new analysis are discussed here. When a breach does occur, it is necessary to react in a time commensurate with the physical dynamics of the system as it responds to the attack. Failure to act swiftly enough may result in undesirable, and possibly irreversible, physical eects. Therefore, it is meaningful to evaluate the security of a cyber-physical system, especially to protect it from cyber-attack. Illustrative numerical examples are provided together with an application to the SC systems.

  6. Audit of the internal control structure of the Department of Energy`s Working Capital Fund

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    NONE

    1997-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development of the Committee on Appropriations, in its report dated July 16, 1996, approved the implementation of a Working Capital Fund (Fund) at the U.S. Department of Energy. The Subcommittee also directed the Office of Inspector General to conduct periodic audits of the Fund. This audit was conducted to determine if the Department established an effective system of controls over the Fund. The specific objectives were to determine if internal controls were sufficient to ensure that appropriate costs were allocated in a reasonable and unbiased manner and in a way what was consistent with the expectations established by the Congress.

  7. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Universal Developer Platform for Machine Control

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    of construction, mining and agriculture. The basic similarities between the applications in the above mentioned are comparable to tasks in general robotics, this platform is based on a robotic framework which is available and high maintenance areas a few years ago. The higher complexity and performance increase of the modern

  8. Development of model reference adaptive control theory for electric power plant control applications

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    Mabius, L.E.

    1982-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The scope of this effort includes the theoretical development of a multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) Model Reference Control (MRC) algorithm, (i.e., model following control law), Model Reference Adaptive Control (MRAC) algorithm and the formulation of a nonlinear model of a typical electric power plant. Previous single-input, single-output MRAC algorithm designs have been generalized to MIMO MRAC designs using the MIMO MRC algorithm. This MRC algorithm, which has been developed using Command Generator Tracker methodologies, represents the steady state behavior (in the adaptive sense) of the MRAC algorithm. The MRC algorithm is a fundamental component in the MRAC design and stability analysis. An enhanced MRC algorithm, which has been developed for systems with more controls than regulated outputs, alleviates the MRC stability constraint of stable plant transmission zeroes. The nonlinear power plant model is based on the Cromby model with the addition of a governor valve management algorithm, turbine dynamics and turbine interactions with extraction flows. An application of the MRC algorithm to a linearization of this model demonstrates its applicability to power plant systems. In particular, the generated power changes at 7% per minute while throttle pressure and temperature, reheat temperature and drum level are held constant with a reasonable level of control. The enhanced algorithm reduces significantly control fluctuations without modifying the output response.

  9. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBUST AND NONLINEAR CONTROL Int. J. Robust Nonlinear Control 2009; 19:17671769

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    and C. Canudas-de-Wit3 1Department of Engineering, Northern New Mexico College, NM, U.S.A. 2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, NM, U.S.A. 3Department of Control Systems in large-scale interconnected multi- agent systems. For such systems, signals need to flow quickly

  10. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBUST AND NONLINEAR CONTROL Int. J. Robust Nonlinear Control 2010; 20:209225

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    industry, presents interesting hybrid dynamics. By approximating the stationary heat spatial distribution process, and that the process can be used as a prototype system for evaluating hybrid and networked 2008; Accepted 16 February 2009 KEY WORDS: model predictive control; hybrid dynamical systems; wireless

  11. IMPORT AND EXPORT CONTROL The California State University's mission of education and research and the international nature of

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    Sorin, Eric J.

    1 IMPORT AND EXPORT CONTROL Overview: The California State University's mission of education international shipments of research materials must strictly comply with U.S. export control laws. Therefore, economic interests and foreign policy dictate that there be appropriate export control of goods

  12. A Theory of Impedance Control based on Internal Model Uncertainty Djordje Mitrovic, Stefan Klanke, Adrian Haith and Sethu Vijayakumar

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    Vijayakumar, Sethu

    and principled theory of impedance control in the nervous system. Here we develop a powerful computational modelA Theory of Impedance Control based on Internal Model Uncertainty Djordje Mitrovic, Stefan Klanke-valid computational model of impedance control derived from first principles have been proposed so far. Many

  13. International Development Internship Program This is the official APPLICATION GUIDELINE AND FORM that must be submitted no later than

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    Carter, John

    International Development Internship Program This is the official APPLICATION GUIDELINE must pass a conversation language test to determine your eligibility and internship placement. 5, housing, and health insurance during the internship, and air transportation. If accepted to the IDIP

  14. Advanced international training course on state systems of accounting for and control of nuclear materials

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    Not Available

    1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report incorporates all lectures and presentations at the Advanced International Training Course on State Systems of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material held April 27 through May 12, 1981 at Santa Fe and Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Richland, Washington, USA. Authorized by the US Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act and sponsored by the US Department of Energy in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the course was developed to provide practical training in the design, implementation, and operation of a state system of nuclear materials accountability and control that satisfies both national and international safeguards. Major emphasis for the 1981 course was placed on safeguards methods used at bulk-handling facilities, particularly low-enriched uranium conversion and fuel fabrication plants. The course was conducted by the University of California's Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory, and Exxon Nuclear Company, Inc. Tours and demonstrations were arranged at both the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and the Exxon Nuclear fuel fabrication plant, Richland, Washington.

  15. Performance Characterization of IP Network-based Control Methodologies for DC Motor Applications Part I

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    Chow, Mo-Yuen

    Performance Characterization of IP Network-based Control Methodologies for DC Motor Applications stability, allowing control of real-time applications. I. INTRODUCTION A recent trend in control systems ­ Part I Tyler Richards Mo-Yuen Chow Advanced Diagnosis Automation and Control Lab Advanced Diagnosis

  16. Neural PID Control of Robot Manipulators with Application to an Upper Limb Exoskeleton

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    Rosen, Jacob

    1 Neural PID Control of Robot Manipulators with Application to an Upper Limb Exoskeleton Wen Yu to uncertainties in robot control, PID control needs a big integral gain, or a neural compensator is added of the robot control. In this paper, we extend the popular neural PD control into neural PID control

  17. Conference report on the 3rd international symposium on lithium application for fusion devices

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    Mazzitelli, G.; Hirooka, Y.; Hu, J. S.; Mirnov, S. V.; Nygren, R.; Shimada, M.; Ono, M.; Tabares, F. L.

    2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The third International Symposium on Lithium Application for Fusion Device (ISLA-2013) was held on 9–11 October 2013 at ENEA Frascati Centre with growing participation and interest from the community working on more general aspect of liquid metal research for fusion energy development. ISLA-2013 has been confirmed to be the largest and the most important meeting dedicated to liquid metal application for the magnetic fusion research. Overall, 45 presentation plus 5 posters were given, representing 28 institutions from 11 countries. The latest experimental results from nine magnetic fusion devices were presented in 16 presentations from NSTX (PPPL, USA), FTU (ENEA, Italy),more »T-11M (Trinity, RF), T-10 (Kurchatov Institute, RF), TJ-II (CIEMAT, Spain), EAST(ASIPP, China), HT-7 (ASIPP, China), RFX (Padova, Italy), KTM (NNC RK, Kazakhstan). Sessions were devoted to the following: (I) lithium in magnetic confinement experiments (facility overviews), (II) lithium in magnetic confinement experiments (topical issues), (III) special session on liquid lithium technology, (IV) lithium laboratory test stands, (V) Lithium theory/modelling/comments, (VI) innovative lithium applications and (VII) special Session on lithium-safety and lithium handling. There was a wide participation from the fusion technology communities, including IFMIF and TBM communities providing productive exchange with the physics oriented magnetic confinement liquid metal research groups. This international workshop will continue on a biennial basis (alternating with the Plasma–Surface Interactions (PSI) Conference) and the next workshop will be held at CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain, in 2015.« less

  18. Conference report on the 3rd international symposium on lithium application for fusion devices

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    Mazzitelli, G. [Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla fusione, Centro Ricerche di Frascati (Italy); Hirooka, Y. [National Institute for Fusion Science and Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Toki (Japan); Hu, J. S. [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei (China); Mirnov, S. V. [TRINITI, Troitsk, Moscow (Russian Federation); NRNU MEPhI, Moscow (Russian Federation); Nygren, R. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Shimada, M. [JAEA-International Fusion Research Centre, IFERC Obuchi (Japan); Ono, M. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ (United States); Tabares, F. L. [National Institute for Fusion, As EURATOM/CIEMAT, Madrid (Spain)

    2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The third International Symposium on Lithium Application for Fusion Device (ISLA-2013) was held on 9–11 October 2013 at ENEA Frascati Centre with growing participation and interest from the community working on more general aspect of liquid metal research for fusion energy development. ISLA-2013 has been confirmed to be the largest and the most important meeting dedicated to liquid metal application for the magnetic fusion research. Overall, 45 presentation plus 5 posters were given, representing 28 institutions from 11 countries. The latest experimental results from nine magnetic fusion devices were presented in 16 presentations from NSTX (PPPL, USA), FTU (ENEA, Italy), T-11M (Trinity, RF), T-10 (Kurchatov Institute, RF), TJ-II (CIEMAT, Spain), EAST(ASIPP, China), HT-7 (ASIPP, China), RFX (Padova, Italy), KTM (NNC RK, Kazakhstan). Sessions were devoted to the following: (I) lithium in magnetic confinement experiments (facility overviews), (II) lithium in magnetic confinement experiments (topical issues), (III) special session on liquid lithium technology, (IV) lithium laboratory test stands, (V) Lithium theory/modelling/comments, (VI) innovative lithium applications and (VII) special Session on lithium-safety and lithium handling. There was a wide participation from the fusion technology communities, including IFMIF and TBM communities providing productive exchange with the physics oriented magnetic confinement liquid metal research groups. This international workshop will continue on a biennial basis (alternating with the Plasma–Surface Interactions (PSI) Conference) and the next workshop will be held at CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain, in 2015.

  19. Internal Spin Control, Squeezing and Decoherence in Ensembles of Alkali Atomic Spins

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    Leigh M. Norris

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation studies spin squeezing, entanglement and decoherence in large ensembles of cold, trapped alkali atoms with hyperfine spin f interacting with optical fields. Restricting the state of each atom to a qutrit embedded in the 2f+1 dimensional hyperfine spin enables us to efficiently model the coherent and dissipative dynamics of the ensemble. This formalism also allows us to explore the effects of local control on the internal hyperfine spins of the atoms. State preparation using such control increases the entangling power of the atom-light interface for f>1/2. Subsequent control of the internal spins converts entanglement into metrologically relevant spin squeezing. In the case of squeezing by quantum nondemolition measurement, we employ a numerical search to find state preparations that maximize spin squeezing in the presence of decoherence. Dissipative dynamics on our system include optical pumping due to spontaneous emission. While most works ignore optical pumping or treat it phenomenologically, we employ a master equation derived from first principles. This work is extended to the case of an atomic ensemble interacting with a non-homogeneous paraxial probe. The geometries of the ensemble and the probe are optimized to maximize both spatial mode matching and spin squeezing.

  20. 1/17RAPPORT INTERNE ETIS N 200201 Automatic fuzzy segmentation of color images and application in image retrieval

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    Philipp-Foliguet, Sylvie

    . Applications concern pattern recognition or image retrieval. Features and distances are used to rank regions1/17RAPPORT INTERNE ETIS N° 2002­01 Automatic fuzzy segmentation of color images and application an algorithm that leads to a fuzzy segmentation. This algorithm performs, as in the watershed method

  1. Controls for TTS identification using PET A series of controls were implemented in order to evaluate the potential contamination by internal priming in the

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    Jordan, King

    Controls for TTS identification using PET A series of controls were implemented in order to evaluate the potential contamination by internal priming in the set of PET-characterized TTS described here. In particular, Alu sequences contain two A-rich regions, the longer at their 3'-ends. As the PET technique

  2. Bounded Control of Multiple-Delay Systems with Applications to ATM Networks

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    capacity to accomodate applications such as e-mail. This work has been supported by an international their rates to accomodate the level available after all CBR and VBR tra c has been accommodated. In order

  3. CVD growth control and solar cell application of single-walled carbon nanotubes

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    CVD growth control and solar cell application of single-walled carbon nanotubes ( CVD ) #12;#12; Doctoral Dissertation CVD Growth Control and Solar Cell Application of Single is supposed to be a very promising candidate for next-generation solar cell applications. However, three main

  4. Thermal modeling and temperature control of a PEM fuel cell system for forklift applications

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    Berning, Torsten

    in automotive applications such as forklifts. In this paper we present a control-oriented dynamic modelThermal modeling and temperature control of a PEM fuel cell system for forklift applications simulation System modeling and control PEMFC a b s t r a c t Temperature changes in PEM fuel cell stacks

  5. Identifying evolving multivariate dynamics in individual and cohort time series, with application to physiological control systems

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    Nemati, Shamim, 1980-

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Physiological control systems involve multiple interacting variables operating in feedback loops that enhance an organism's ability to self-regulate and respond to internal and external disturbances. The resulting multivariate ...

  6. A Multi-Protocol Service-Oriented Platform for Home Control Applications

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    Donsez, Didier

    S S Gateway S S S S Application Shutter Refrigerator HVAC Set-top box Devices Mediation [bridge] DPWS Control repositories S S Gateway S S S S Application Shutter Refrigerator HVAC Set-top box Devices Mediation [bridge

  7. Building Adaptive Applications: On the Need for Congestion Control

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    Perkins, C.S.; Invited paper presented at the 17th SPIE/IS&T International Symposium on Electonic Imaging, San Jose, CA, USA SPIE [More Details

    Perkins,C.S. Invited paper presented at the 17th SPIE/IS&T International Symposium on Electonic Imaging, San Jose, CA, USA SPIE

  8. Selective heating of multiple nanoparticles as a new strategy for controlled release applications

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    Wijaya, Andy

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Utilization of nanoparticle heating for controlled release application was proposed and its feasibility was explored. The proposed method was formulated by realizing that biomolecule - nanoparticle conjugation is heat ...

  9. Media for control of thermal emission and methods of applications thereof

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    Lin, Shawn-Yu (Albuquerque, NM); Fleming, James G. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new class of media for control of emission of thermal radiation from an object or part thereof is disclosed. These materials can be used for a wide variety of thermal control applications.

  10. Adaptive control of media applications in best-effort networks using reliable transport protocols

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    Mangan, John Wilford

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , along with adaptive predictive control at the application layer. The proposed algorithms are rooted in traditional process control. End-to-end delay measurements and predictions are used to compensate for the dynamic effects of time-varying time delays...

  11. Energy Savings Through Application of Model Predictive Control to an Air Separation Facility

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    Hanson, T. C.; Scharf, P. F.

    Energy Savings Through Application of Model Predictive Control to an Air Separation Facility Thomas C. Hanson PauiF. Scharf Manager Senior Engineering Associate Process Development Process Control Technology Praxair, Inc., Tonawanda, New York...

  12. EMBEDDED DEVICE SET FOR CONTROL SYSTEMS. IMPLEMENTATION AND APPLICATIONS.

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    Kozak, Victor R.

    devices implemented as embedded controllers for incorporating into controlled equipment like power to functions, parameters and reliability of automation components initialize creating a new generation between terminal equipment and control devices implemented in CAMAC standard. For avoiding this problem

  13. Control problems with mixed constraints and application to an ...

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    2009-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract We discuss two optimal control problems of parabolic equations, with mixed state and control constraints, for which the standard qualification condition

  14. application au controle: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Websites Summary: . The method is illustrated on a Petlyuk (Divided wall) distillation column. Keywords: Self-optimizing control, Control structure design, Distillation columns 1....

  15. Industrial Applications of Networked Control Karl H. Johansson

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    of turbine + heater Automatic control of ventilation fans · Mining consists of drilling, blasting, ore control of turbine + heater Controller Turbine- Ventilation Fan Tubes- Primary system Secondary system network rooms Pressure WSN Mobile WSN Automatic control of ventilation fans · Mobility and reconfiguration

  16. Application of Multivariable Control to Oil and Coal Fired Boilers 

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    Swanson, K.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the boiler, flue gas transport delay, existing boiler control system and analyzer dynamics. The algorithm com ponents are illustrated schematically in Figures 2 and 3. The strategy is designed to optimize com bustion efficiency under current combustion... appropriate action to avoid exceeding those limits. It then calculates the control output required to correct Ea/f without overshooting the Control target value. The entire control strategy is easily tuned in the field. Even though many boiler control...

  17. Modeling of liner finish effects on oil control ring lubrication in internal combustion engines based on deterministic method

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    Chen, Haijie

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Twin-land oil control ring is widely used in the automotive diesel engines, and is gaining more and more applications in the modern designs of gasoline engines. Its interaction with the cylinder liner surface accounts for ...

  18. International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications. ISSN 2150-7988 Volume 3 (2011), pp. 812819

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    Werman, Michael

    International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications. ISSN functions reduce the differences between high color levels in comparison to middle color levels that re light intensities, and assigned the hue and sat- uration values of saturated (r,g,b) triplets according

  19. The analysis and evaluation of ISO/IEC91263 internal quality measures applicability: state-of-the-art 2006

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    Suryn, Witold

    The analysis and evaluation of ISO/IEC9126­3 internal quality measures applicability: state in ISO/IEC 9126-3:2003 standard for software quality measurement and evaluation. As a result, the recommendations for modifications to the current set of ISO/IEC 9126-3 set of measures as well as to the existing

  20. NEW MEXICO LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM --2013 The New Mexico Legislature invites applicants for up to three internships. Interns will

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    NEW MEXICO LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM -- 2013 The New Mexico Legislature invites applicants Education Study Committee or the Legislative Finance Committee. The purpose of the New Mexico Legislative experience in the day-to-day staff work for New Mexico's citizen-legislature. Interns will provide staff

  1. Variable oxygen/nitrogen enriched intake air system for internal combustion engine applications

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    Poola, Ramesh B. (Woodridge, IL); Sekar, Ramanujam R. (Naperville, IL); Cole, Roger L. (Elmhurst, IL)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An air supply control system for selectively supplying ambient air, oxygen enriched air and nitrogen enriched air to an intake of an internal combustion engine includes an air mixing chamber that is in fluid communication with the air intake. At least a portion of the ambient air flowing to the mixing chamber is selectively diverted through a secondary path that includes a selectively permeable air separating membrane device due a differential pressure established across the air separating membrane. The permeable membrane device separates a portion of the nitrogen in the ambient air so that oxygen enriched air (permeate) and nitrogen enriched air (retentate) are produced. The oxygen enriched air and the nitrogen enriched air can be selectively supplied to the mixing chamber or expelled to atmosphere. Alternatively, a portion of the nitrogen enriched air can be supplied through another control valve to a monatomic-nitrogen plasma generator device so that atomic nitrogen produced from the nitrogen enriched air can be then injected into the exhaust of the engine. The oxygen enriched air or the nitrogen enriched air becomes mixed with the ambient air in the mixing chamber and then the mixed air is supplied to the intake of the engine. As a result, the air being supplied to the intake of the engine can be regulated with respect to the concentration of oxygen and/or nitrogen.

  2. Submitted for publication in The International Journal of Robotics Research Experiments in Control of a Flexible-Link

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    of a exible- link robot arm to handle payloads with unknown internal dynamics. The approach is based control of a very exible single-link robot arm with un- known dynamic payloads are presented. 1. The only sensors used for con- 1 #12;trol will be part of the main robotic arm1. It is assumed

  3. Cardiovascular Engineering: An International Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2004 ( C 2004) Modeling Cerebral Blood Flow Control During Posture

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    Olufsen, Mette Sofie

    of our mathematical model and control mechanisms development, we will show vali- dation results of our flow regulation; lumped parameter model; model validation. INTRODUCTION The understanding of shortCardiovascular Engineering: An International Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2004 ( C 2004) Modeling

  4. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control, Avignon, France, 26-30th

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    Brix, Hans

    wetland systems for onsite treatment of domestic sewage Hans Brix Department of Biological SciencesProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control environment. Therefore official guidelines for a number of onsite treatment solutions have been produced

  5. Application of Multivariable Control to Oil and Coal Fired Boilers

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    Swanson, K.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Increased visibility provided by advanced measurement and control techniques has shown that control of oil and coal fired boilers is a complex problem involving simultaneous determination of flue gas carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, opacity...

  6. Pointing control design for autonomous space vehicle applications

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    Young, K.D.

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper addresses the design of pointing control systems for autonomous space vehicles. The function of the pointing control system is to keep distant orbiting objects within the field-of-view of an on-board optical sensor. We outline the development of novel nonlinear control algorithms which exploit the availability of on- board sensors. Simulation results comparing the performance of the different pointing control implementations are presented.

  7. Soft Computing Paradigms for Hybrid Fuzzy Controllers: Experiments and applications*

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    are suitable for control of industrial robots and auto- matic guided vehicles which operate in strzlctzlred en

  8. SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF HYBRID SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS TO MOBILE ROBOTICS

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF HYBRID SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS TO MOBILE ROBOTICS Joel M. Esposito is particularly evident in mobile robotics because these systems typically have significant onboard computing and control of mobile robots is presented. It is our approach that reactive control and motion planning

  9. Secure Access Control for Location-Based Applications in WLAN Systems

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    Goodrich, Michael T.

    (ACL) is commonly used for access control by modern operating systems [4]. However, identificationSecure Access Control for Location-Based Applications in WLAN Systems YounSun Cho, Lichun Bao in WLAN systems is to exercise network access control to authenticate network access according to various

  10. Application of Optimal Control to a System Describing Tumor Anti-Angiogenesis

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    Ledzewicz, Urszula

    Application of Optimal Control to a System Describing Tumor Anti-Angiogenesis Urszula Ledzewicz of optimal protocols. The most typical scenario of optimal controls is given by first giving full dose minimum. Keywords-- optimal control, mathematical models for can- cer treatments, anti-angiogenic therapy

  11. DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-COST ROBOTIC MANIPULATOR AND ITS APPLICATION TO HUMAN MOTOR CONTROL STUDIES

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    Moussavi, Zahra M. K.

    DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-COST ROBOTIC MANIPULATOR AND ITS APPLICATION TO HUMAN MOTOR CONTROL STUDIES C impedance controlled manipulator to study human motor learning. In particular, the focus was to develop of the mechanical and control components of the manipulator were completed with the aim of applying the system

  12. Sliding Mode Control of Boost Converter: Application to energy storage system via supercapacitors

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Sliding Mode Control of Boost Converter: Application to energy storage system via supercapacitors of an energy storage system based on supercapacitors technology in order to regulate the output voltage. Given, classical PID controllers are used for the control of power converters [1], [2], [3]. Simple models

  13. Application of local area networks to accelerator control systems at the Stanford Linear Accelerator

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    Fox, J.D.; Linstadt, E.; Melen, R.

    1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The history and current status of SLAC's SDLC networks for distributed accelerator control systems are discussed. These local area networks have been used for instrumentation and control of the linear accelerator. Network topologies, protocols, physical links, and logical interconnections are discussed for specific applications in distributed data acquisition and control system, computer networks and accelerator operations.

  14. Application of local area networks to accelerator control systems at the Stanford linear accelerator

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    Fox, J.D.; Linstadt, E.; Melen, R.

    1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The history and current status of SLAC's SDLC networks for distributed accelerator control systems are discussed. These local area networks have been used for instrumentation and control of the linear accelerator. Network topologies, protocols, physical links, and logical interconnections are discussed for specific applications in distributed data acquisition and control systems, computer networks and accelerator operations.

  15. Discrete-time mode switching control with application to a PMSM position servo system

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    Benmei, Chen

    Discrete-time mode switching control with application to a PMSM position servo system Guoyang Cheng control Servo systems Permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) Observer Nonlinearities a b s t r a c results on a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) servo system verify that the proposed control

  16. Systems Engineering and Innovation in Control--anSystems Engineering and Innovation in Control an Industry Perspective and an Application to Automotive

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    an Industry Perspective and an Application to Automotive Powertrains Tariq Samadq Corporate Fellow, Honeywell in the industrial context · Trends in automotive powertrain control · Advanced control for powertrainsOutline · Honeywell and controls · Advanced control applications in the industrial context · Trends in automotive

  17. Application of a single multivariable controller to an FCCU

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    Cutler, C.R.; Johnston, C.R.; Raven, D.B. (Dynamic Matrix Control Corp., Houston, TX (United States)); Eakens, R.W.; Koepke, J. (Star Enterprise, Port Arthur, TX (United States)); Alrushaid, N. (Saudi ARAMCO, Ras Tanura (Saudi Arabia))

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A number of significant benefits are realized from the design and operation of a single multivariable controller for a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit. A single controller has been built for the Star Enterprise FCCU No. 3 in Port Arthur, Texas. The controller includes the Feed Preheat System, the Reactor, the Regenerator, the Main Fractionator, and the Wet Gas Compression. The controller contains 17 manipulated variables, 41 controlled variables, and 1 disturbance variable. The elapse time between project initiation and final commissioning was four months including a one month delay for unit maintenance. After commissioning, it was determined in the post audit that the simple payout for the project was less than one month. The controller has maintained a high stream factor since its commissioning 8 months ago. The single large scale controller improves the reliability of the control system, permits the handling of all the interactions between independent variables, removes stability analysis from the controller design, increases the ability of the controller to address the economics of the operation, and increases the maintainability of the system relative to traditional heuristic combinations of PID controllers.

  18. DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN MICROBIAL INHIBITOR TO CONTROL INTERNAL PIPELINE CORROSION

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    Bill W. Bogan; Brigid M. Lamb; Gemma Husmillo; Kristine Lowe; J. Robert Paterek; John J. Kilbane II

    2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall program objective is to develop and evaluate environmentally benign agents or products that are effective in the prevention, inhibition, and mitigation of microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) in the internal surfaces of metallic natural gas pipelines. The goal is to develop one or more environmentally benign (a.k.a. ''green'') products that can be applied to maintain the structure and dependability of the natural gas infrastructure. Various chemicals that inhibit the growth and/or the metabolism of corrosion-associated microbes such as sulfate reducing bacteria, denitrifying bacteria, and methanogenic bacteria were evaluated to determine their ability to inhibit corrosion in experiments utilizing pure and mixed bacterial cultures, and planktonic cultures as well as mature biofilms. Planktonic cultures are easier to inhibit than mature biofilms but several compounds were shown to be effective in decreasing the amount of metal corrosion. Of the compounds tested hexane extracts of Capsicum pepper plants and molybdate were the most effective inhibitors of sulfate reducing bacteria, bismuth nitrate was the most effective inhibitor of nitrate reducing bacteria, and 4-((pyridine-2-yl)methylamino)benzoic acid (PMBA) was the most effective inhibitor of methanogenic bacteria. All of these compounds were demonstrated to minimize corrosion due to MIC, at least in some circumstances. The results obtained in this project are consistent with the hypothesis that any compound that disrupts the metabolism of any of the major microbial groups present in corrosion-associated biofilms shows promise in limiting the amount/rate of corrosion. This approach of controlling MIC by controlling the metabolism of biofilms is more environmentally benign than the current approach involving the use of potent biocides, and warrants further investigation.

  19. DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN MICROBIAL INHIBITOR TO CONTROL INTERNAL PIPELINE CORROSION

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    Bill W. Bogan; Brigid M. Lamb; John J. Kilbane II

    2004-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall program objective is to develop and evaluate environmentally benign agents or products that are effective in the prevention, inhibition, and mitigation of microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) in the internal surfaces of metallic natural gas pipelines. The goal is to develop one or more environmentally benign (a.k.a. ''green'') products that can be applied to maintain the structure and dependability of the natural gas infrastructure. Previous testing indicated that the growth, and the metal corrosion caused by pure cultures of sulfate reducing bacteria were inhibited by hexane extracts of some pepper plants. This quarter tests were performed to determine if chemical compounds other than pepper extracts could inhibit the growth of corrosion-associated microbes and to determine if pepper extracts and other compounds can inhibit corrosion when mature biofilms are present. Several chemical compounds were shown to be capable of inhibiting the growth of corrosion-associated microorganisms, and all of these compounds limited the amount of corrosion caused by mature biofilms to a similar extent. It is difficult to control corrosion caused by mature biofilms, but any compound that disrupts the metabolism of any of the major microbial groups present in corrosion-associated biofilms shows promise in limiting the amount/rate of corrosion.

  20. High order moment method for polydisperse evaporating sprays with mesh movement: application to internal combustion engines

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    to internal combustion engines D. Kaha,3 , O. Emreb,c,d,2 , Q. H. Trand , S. de Chaisemartind, , S. Jayd , F meshes. Extending the approach to internal combustion engine and fuel injection requires solving two simulations with spray in internal combustion engines have become a critical target in the automotive industry

  1. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL AND SIGNAL PROCESSING Int. J. Adapt. Control Signal Process. 2007; 21:449450

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    Gajic, Zoran

    MODERN CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, by Z. Gajic and M. Lelic, Prentice Hall, Europe, 1996, ISBN 0-13-134116-2 The book Modern Control Systems Engineering represents a modern treatment of the classical control theory. In addition, the asset of the book is in showing how to use MATLAB for control system design purposes

  2. Inspection Report on "Internal Controls over Accountable Classified Removable Electronic Media at Oak Ridge National Laboratory"

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    None

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducts cutting edge scientific research. ORNL utilizes removable electronic media, such as computer hard drives, compact disks, data tapes, etc., to store vast amounts of classified information. Incidents involving breakdowns in controls over classified removable electronic media have been a continuous challenge for the Department. The loss of even one piece of such media can have serious national security implications. In 2004, the Department had a complex-wide 'stand-down' of all activities using classified removable electronic media, and such media containing Secret/Restricted Data or higher classified data was designated 'Accountable Classified Removable Electronic Media' (ACREM). As part of the stand-down, sites were required to conduct a 100 percent physical inventory of all ACREM; enter it all into accountability; and conduct security procedure reviews and training. Further, the Department implemented a series of controls, including conducting periodic inventories, utilizing tamper proof devices on ACREM safes, and appointing trained custodians to be responsible for the material. After performance testing and validation that the required accountability systems were in place, ACREM operations at ORNL were approved for restart on August 10, 2004. We conducted a review at ORNL and associated facilities to determine whether ACREM is managed, protected, and controlled consistent with applicable requirements. We found that: (1) Eight pieces of Secret/Restricted Data media had not been identified as ACREM and placed into a system of accountability. Consequently, the items were not subject to all required protections and controls, such as periodic accountability inventories, oversight by a trained custodian, or storage in a designated ACREM safe. (However, the items were secured in safes approved for classified material.) (2) Other required ACREM protections and controls were not implemented as follows: a tamper indicating device was not being used on an ACREM safe; records documenting when a certain safe was opened did not support that a purported inventory had been conducted; and a safe inventory had not been completed in a timely manner. (3) A Personal Digital Assistant and a thumb drive, both capable of recording or transmitting data, were stored in a security area without an analysis to identify vulnerabilities and compensatory measures having been conducted, as required. We also found that an ORNL Cooperative Research and Development Agreement partner had not disabled classified computer ports at the partner's site that were capable of writing classified information to external or removable media, as required. We made several recommendations designed to enhance the security of ACREM, security areas, and computers.

  3. application quality control: Topics by E-print Network

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

    FOXO transcription factors are involved in several physi- ological Brunet, Anne 106 Transformer Thermal Modeling: Improving Reliability Using Data Quality Control Power...

  4. Computational modeling of the brain limbic system and its application in control engineering

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    Shahmirzadi, Danial

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Page 4.2 Control System Applications ?????????...???????. 30 4.2.1 Submarine Model ?????????????.??????.. 32 4.2.2 Robot Arm Nonlinear Model ??????????..????... 37 4.2.3 Gas Turbine Generator ?????????????...???? 39 4.2.4 Heavy Vehicle... controller ?????????????????????????. 35 18 Closed loop response of the submarine model (a)with BEL controller (b)with PID controller, when the system is deteriorated by the input disturbance ??. 37 19 Closed loop response of the 1-DOF robot arm...

  5. International Agriculture Fellowship: A Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration in Endophytic Biological Control

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    Ferrara, Katherine W.

    International Agriculture Fellowship: A Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration in Endophytic Challenges Explorations Grant (see program overview) to develop crop seeds with endophytic fungal

  6. PWM Inverter control and the application thereof within electric vehicles

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    Geppert, Steven (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An inverter (34) which provides power to an A.C. machine (28) is controlled by a circuit (36) employing PWM control strategy whereby A.C. power is supplied to the machine at a preselectable frequency and preselectable voltage. This is accomplished by the technique of waveform notching in which the shapes of the notches are varied to determine the average energy content of the overall waveform. Through this arrangement, the operational efficiency of the A.C. machine is optimized. The control circuit includes a micro-computer and memory element which receive various parametric inputs and calculate optimized machine control data signals therefrom. The control data is asynchronously loaded into the inverter through an intermediate buffer (38). In its preferred embodiment, the present invention is incorporated within an electric vehicle (10) employing a 144 VDC battery pack (32) and a three-phase induction motor (18).

  7. Using advanced applications in a control center environment

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    Hunter, M.B.; Muchlinski, S.L. (Puget Sound Power and Light Co., Bellevue, WA (United States))

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Puget Power is currently implementing advanced power system applications with the goals to efficiently operate the power system while minimizing losses and maintaining security. This paper reports the progress Puget Power has made on these customer service oriented goals.

  8. Active Flow Control on Bidirectional Rotors for Tidal MHK Applications

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    Shiu, Henry [Research Engineer; van Dam, Cornelis P. [Professor

    2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) tidal turbine extracts energy from tidal currents, providing clean, sustainable electricity generation. In general, all MHK conversion technologies are confronted with significant operational hurdles, resulting in both increased capital and operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. To counter these high costs while maintaining reliability, MHK turbine designs can be simplified. Prior study found that a tidal turbine could be cost-effectively simplified by removing blade pitch and rotor/nacelle yaw. Its rotor would run in one direction during ebb and then reverse direction when the current switched to flood. We dubbed such a turbine a bidirectional rotor tidal turbine (BRTT). The bidirectional hydrofoils of a BRTT are less efficient than conventional hydrofoils and capture less energy, but the elimination of the pitch and yaw systems were estimated to reduce levelized cost of energy by 7.8%-9.6%. In this study, we investigated two mechanisms for recapturing some of the performance shortfall of the BRTT. First, we developed a novel set of hydrofoils, designated the yy series, for BRTT application. Second, we investigated the use of active flow control via microtabs. Microtabs are small deployable/retractable tabs, typically located near the leading or trailing edge of an air/hydrofoil with height on the order of the boundary layer thickness (1% - 2% of chord). They deploy approximately perpendicularly to the foil surface and, like gurney flaps and plain flaps, globally affect the aerodynamics of the airfoil. By strategically placing microtabs and selectively deploying them based on the direction of the inflow, performance of a BRTT rotor can be improved while retaining bidirectional operation. The yy foils were computationally designed and analyzed. They exhibited better performance than the baseline bidirectional foil, the ellipse. For example, the yyb07cn-180 had 14.7% higher (l/d)max than an ellipse of equal thickness. The yyb07cn family also had higher c{sub p,min} than equivalently thick ellipses, indicating less susceptibility to cavitation. Microtabs applied on yy foils demonstrated improved energy capture. A series of variable speed and constant speed rotors were developed with the yyb07cn family of hydrofoils. The constant speed yyb07cn rotor (yy-B02-Rcs,opt) captured 0.45% more energy than the equivalent rotor with ellipses (e-B02-Rcs,opt). With microtabs deployed (yy?t-B02-Rcs,opt), the energy capture increase over the rotor with ellipses was 1.05%. Note, however, that microtabs must be applied judiciously to bidirectional foils. On the 18% thick ellipse, performance decreased with the addition of microtabs. Details of hydrofoil performance, microtab sizing and positioning, rotor configurations, and revenue impacts are presented herein.

  9. Two-dimensional ultrafast pulse shaping and its application to coherent control and spectroscopy

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    Vaughan, Joshua Charles

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis develops powerful new methods for shaping femtosecond laser pulses in two dimensions and explores their application to coherent control of propagating lattice excitations and degenerate four-wave mixing ...

  10. Nonlinear control and synchronization of multiple Lagrangian systems with application to tethered formation flight spacecraft

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    Chung, Soon-Jo, 1976-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation focuses on the synchronization of multiple dynamical systems using contraction theory, with applications to cooperative control of multi-agent systems and synchronization of interconnected dynamics such ...

  11. A data-driven neuromuscular model of walking and its application to prosthesis control

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    Markowitz, Jared (Jared John)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis we present a data-driven neuromuscular model of human walking and its application to prosthesis control. The model is novel in that it leverages tendon elasticity to more accurately predict the metabolic ...

  12. Metrics, fundamental trade-offs and control policies for delay-sensitive applications in volatile environments

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    ParandehGheibi, Ali

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the explosion of consumer demand, media streaming will soon be the dominant type of Internet traffic. Since such applications are intrinsically delay-sensitive, the conventional network control policies and coding ...

  13. A 1-mW vibration energy harvesting system for moth flight-control applications

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    Chang, Samuel C

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis focuses on the approach and methodologies required to build a 1-mW energy-harvesting system for moth flight control applications. The crepuscular hawk moth Manduca sexta is the chosen test subject. This project ...

  14. Speed Control in Industrial Refrigeration: Theory, Application & Case Studies

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    Wilcox, M. H.

    at reduced capacity. Screw compressors back off slide valves, evaporator coils utilize back-pressure regulators (BPRs) or liquid solenoids, and condensers cycle fans. Unfortunately, these control methods do not provide the maximum attainable reduction...

  15. Practical Application of Distillation Column Energy Control Systems

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    Matthews, S. A.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Closed loop computer control of an ethylene column has been shown to save $350/day in improved ethylene recovery and $150/day in reduced energy consumption. These savings are achieved through material balance optimization and energy balance...

  16. Application of Oxygen Trim Control to Small Packaged Boilers

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    Nelson, R. L.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    control. New mechanical interfaces capable of modifying the relationship between the air and fuel linkage on existing boilers without expensive jackshaft modification or installation difficulties has significantly reduce the installed cost. A field...

  17. Controlling Thermal Properties of Asphalt Concrete and its Multifunctional Applications 

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    Shi, Xijun

    2014-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    ) by controlling thermal properties of the construction materials. To change thermal properties of asphalt concrete, expanded polypropylene (EPP) pellet and graphite were selected as the additives and mixed into asphalt concrete. Experimental tests are classified...

  18. Practical Application of Distillation Column Energy Control Systems 

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    Matthews, S. A.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Closed loop computer control of an ethylene column has been shown to save $350/day in improved ethylene recovery and $150/day in reduced energy consumption. These savings are achieved through material balance optimization and energy balance...

  19. arms control applications: Topics by E-print Network

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

    mechanical arm control system and some of the lines of thought which led to this design. In particular, the paper discusses the basic systme required in order for the arm to...

  20. Application of variational techniques for parametric studies of steady-state controlled thermonuclear reactor blankets 

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    Pearce, James David

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    APPLICATION OF VARIATIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR PARAMETRIC STUDIES OF STEADY-STATE CONTROLLED THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR BLANKETS A Thesis JAMES DAVID PEARCE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A6M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OP SCIENCE May 1975 Ma)or Subject: Nuclear Engineering APPLICATION OF VARIATIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR PARAMETRIC STUDIES OF STEADY-STATE CONTROLLED THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR BLANKETS A Thesis by JAMES DAVID PEARCE Approved...

  1. Application of variational techniques for parametric studies of steady-state controlled thermonuclear reactor blankets

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    Pearce, James David

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    APPLICATION OF VARIATIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR PARAMETRIC STUDIES OF STEADY-STATE CONTROLLED THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR BLANKETS A Thesis JAMES DAVID PEARCE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A6M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OP SCIENCE May 1975 Ma)or Subject: Nuclear Engineering APPLICATION OF VARIATIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR PARAMETRIC STUDIES OF STEADY-STATE CONTROLLED THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR BLANKETS A Thesis by JAMES DAVID PEARCE Approved...

  2. Application for presidential permit OE Docket No. PP-230-4 Internation...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    of PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. to Answer of International Transmission Company dba ITC Transmission and Supplemental Comments on Behalf of the Midwest Independent...

  3. Photochemical Internalization of Bleomycin Before External-Beam Radiotherapy Improves Locoregional Control in a Human Sarcoma Model

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    Norum, Ole-Jacob, E-mail: oleno@radiumhospitalet.n [Department of Radiation Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo (Norway); Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo (Norway); Bruland, Oyvind Sverre [Department of Oncology, Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo (Norway); Faculty of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo (Norway); Gorunova, Ludmila [Department of Medical Genetics, Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo (Norway); Berg, Kristian [Department of Radiation Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo (Norway)

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the tumor growth response of the combination photochemical internalization and external-beam radiotherapy. Photochemical internalization is a technology to improve the utilization of therapeutic macromolecules in cancer therapy by photochemical release of endocytosed macromolecules into the cytosol. Methods and Materials: A human sarcoma xenograft TAX-1 was inoculated subcutaneously into nude mice. The photosensitizer AlPcS{sub 2a} and bleomycin were intraperitoneally administrated 48 h and 30 min, respectively, before diode laser light exposure at 670 nm (20 J/cm{sup 2}). Thirty minutes or 7 days after photochemical treatment, the animals were subjected to 4 Gy of ionizing radiation. Results: Using photochemical internalization of bleomycin as an adjunct to ionizing radiation increased the time to progression for the tumors from 17 to 33 days as compared with that observed with photodynamic therapy combined with ionizing radiation as well as for radiochemotherapy with bleomycin. The side effects observed when photochemical internalization of bleomycin was given shortly before ionizing radiation were eliminated by separating the treatment modalities in time. Conclusion: Photochemical internalization of bleomycin combined with ionizing radiation increased the time to progression and showed minimal toxicity and may therefore reduce the total radiation dose necessary to obtain local tumor control while avoiding long-term sequelae from radiotherapy.

  4. A Framework for Integrating real-time MRI with Robot Control: Application to Simulated

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    1 A Framework for Integrating real-time MRI with Robot Control: Application to Simulated applications in urology [2], cardiac ablation with fluoroscopy guided Sensei robotic catheter system (Hansen interventional paradigms including image-guided robot assistance. Most often the use of an intraoperative imaging

  5. Optimisation of a Small Non Controlled Wind Energy Conversion System for Stand-Alone Applications

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Optimisation of a Small Non Controlled Wind Energy Conversion System for Stand-Alone Applications. This article proposes a method to optimize the design of a small fixed-voltage wind energy conversion system are shown and discussed. Key words Wind energy conversion system, stand-alone application, nonlinear

  6. International training course on implementation of state systems of accounting for and control of nuclear materials: proceedings

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    Not Available

    1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report incorporates all lectures and presentations at the International Training Course on Implementation of State Systems of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Materials held June 3 through June 21, 1985, at Santa Fe and Los Alamos, New Mexico, and San Clemente, California. Authorized by the US Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act and sponsored by the US Department of Energy in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Course was developed to provide practical training in the design, implementation, and operation of a state system of nuclear materials accountability and control that satisfies both national and international safeguards requirements. Major emphasis for the 1985 course was placed on safeguards methods used at item-control facilities, particularly nuclear power generating stations and test reactors. An introduction to safeguards methods used at bulk handling facilities, particularly low-enriched uranium conversion and fuel fabrication plants, was also included. The course was conducted by the University of California's Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Southern California Edison Company. Tours and demonstrations were arranged at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, San Clemente, California.

  7. Application of the ''reactivity constraint approach'' to automatic reactor control

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    Bernard, J.A.; Henry, A.F.; Lanning, D.D.

    1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ''reactivity constraint approach'' is described and demonstrated to be an effective and reliable means for the automatic control of power in nuclear reactors. This approach functions by restricting the effect of the delayed neutron populations to that which can be balanced by an induced change in the prompt population. This is done by limiting the net reactivity to the amount that can be offset by reversing the direction of motion of the automated control mechanism. The necessary reactivity constraints are obtained from the dynamic period equation, which gives the instantaneous reactor period as a function of the reactivity and the rate of change of reactivity. The derivation of this equation is described with emphasis on the recently obtained ''alternate'' formulation. Following a discussion of the behavior of each term of this alternate equation as a function of reactivity, its use in the design and operation of a nonlinear, closed-loop, digital controller for reactor power is in the design and operation of a nonlinear, closed-loop, digital controller for reactor power is described. Details of the initial experimental trials of the resulting controller are given.

  8. Consolidating the Access Control of Composite Applications and Workflows

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    Kemper, Alfons

    .rits, volkmar.lotz}@sap.com Abstract. The need for enterprise application integration projects leads to complex¨unchen, Germany 2 SAP Research, Font de l'Orme, 06250 Mougins, France {wimmerma, kemper}@in.tum.de, {maarten systems (ERP) that rely on database backends. Also, business processes that are realized as Web service

  9. Cost Effectiveness for Solar Control Film for Residential Applications

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    Al-Taqi, H. H.; Maheshwari, G. P.; Alasseri, R.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For the existing housing, retrofitting single or double glazed clear glass window with solar films can be an effective measure to reduce their peak power demand, and large scale application of the same on national level can be an effective tool...

  10. OPTIMAL CONTROL APPLICATIONS AND METHODS Optim. Control Appl. Meth., 2004; 25:165180

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    Singh, Tarunraj

    . KEY WORDS: linear programming; friction; vibratory system; pulse width control 1. INTRODUCTION term added to the input force. With this constraint, optimal control design techniques for linear systems can be used for systems with friction. One method to find a time optimal control profile is input

  11. Active noise and vibration control for vehicular applications

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    Lewis, P.S.; Ellis, S.

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the final report of a one-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This project investigated semi-active suspension systems based on real time nonlinear control of magneto-rheological (MR) shock absorbers. This effort was motivated by Laboratory interactions with the automobile industry and with the Defense Department. Background research and a literature search on semi-active suspensions was carried out. Numerical simulations of alternative nonlinear control algorithms were developed and adapted for use with an MR shock absorber. A benchtop demonstration system was designed, including control electronics and a mechanical demonstration fixture to hold the damper/spring assembly. A custom-made MR shock was specified and procured. Measurements were carried out at Los Alamos to characterize the performance of the device.

  12. Dynamic Walking makes Humanoid Robot Small-Space Controllable: Application to Motion

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    Dynamic Walking makes Humanoid Robot Small-Space Controllable: Application to Motion Planning S This paper presents humanoid robot small-space controllability: a the- oretical result with practical humanoid robots. A first draft path is computed using probabilistically complete random motion planning

  13. On Topological Equivalence of Linear Flows with Applications to Bilinear Control Systems

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    Colonius, Fritz

    On Topological Equivalence of Linear Flows with Applications to Bilinear Control Systems Victor theory for general linear ows. One of our main motivations comes from bilinear control systems, which This paper classi...es continuous linear ows using concepts and tech- niques from topological dynamics. Speci

  14. Vision-Based Control on Lie groups with Application to Needle Steering

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    Vision-Based Control on Lie groups with Application to Needle Steering by Vinutha Kallem steering and (2) kernel-based visual servoing. The core of this thesis is motivated by image-guided control model of flexible bevel-tip needle steering in which the needle is inserted and rotated at its base

  15. A Comparison Between Model Reduction and Controller Reduction: Application to a PWR Nuclear Planty

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    Gevers, Michel

    A Comparison Between Model Reduction and Controller Reduction: Application to a PWR Nuclear Planty model reduction with controller reduction for the same PWR system. We show that closed-loop techniques to the design of a low-order con- troller for a realistic model of order 42 of a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR

  16. Control of Ultracapacitor-Battery Hybrid Power Source for Vehicular Applications

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    with 97-98% typical efficiency. I. INTRODUCTION Batteries often constitute the energy storage systemControl of Ultracapacitor-Battery Hybrid Power Source for Vehicular Applications Jonathan J of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. #12;Control of Ultracapacitor-Battery Hybrid Power

  17. Networked Control Systems under Cyber Attacks with Applications to Power Networks

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    Terms-- Networked Control Systems, Fault Detection, Power Systems I. INTRODUCTION Several infrastructure infrastructure systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks [1], [2], which are performed on the information residingNetworked Control Systems under Cyber Attacks with Applications to Power Networks Andr´e Teixeira

  18. Data Mining for Manufacturing Control: An application in optimizing IC test

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    Data Mining for Manufacturing Control: An application in optimizing IC test Tony Fountain San Diego. We describe a decision-theoretic ap- proach to DLFT in which historical test data is mined to create for applying data mining techniques. These lines contain many sensors and computer-controlled devices, so

  19. Lyapunov-based Integrator Resetting with Application to Marine Thruster Control

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    Johansen, Tor Arne

    1 Lyapunov-based Integrator Resetting with Application to Marine Thruster Control Jostein Bakkeheim negative jumps in the Lyapunov function value. The Lyapunov function constitutes a part of the controller of the overall system follows directly. The framework assumes that a Lyapunov function is given, and that full

  20. Instrument for controlling the application of mechanical loads to biological and bicompatible test subjects

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    Lintilhac, Phillip M. (Shelburne, VT); Vesecky, Thompson B. (Essex Junction, VT)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus and methods are disclosed facilitating the application of forces and measurement of dimensions of a test subject. In one arrangement the test subject is coupled to a forcing frame and controlled forces applied thereto. Force applied to the test subject is measured and controlled. A dimensional characteristic of the test subject, such as growth, is measured by a linear variable differential transformer. The growth measurement data can be used to control the force applied. The transducer module receives force and dimensional data from the forcing frame. The transducer module is a separate, microprocessor-based unit that communicates the test data to a controller unit that controls the application of force to the test subject and receives the test data from the transducer module for force control, storage, and/or communication to the user.

  1. Instrument for controlling the application of mechanical loads to biological and bicompatible test subjects

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    Lintilhac, P.M.; Vesecky, T.B.

    1995-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and methods are disclosed facilitating the application of forces and measurement of dimensions of a test subject. In one arrangement the test subject is coupled to a forcing frame and controlled forces applied thereto. Force applied to the test subject is measured and controlled. A dimensional characteristic of the test subject, such as growth, is measured by a linear variable differential transformer. The growth measurement data can be used to control the force applied. The transducer module receives force and dimensional data from the forcing frame. The transducer module is a separate, microprocessor-based unit that communicates the test data to a controller unit that controls the application of force to the test subject and receives the test data from the transducer module for force control, storage, and/or communication to the user. 8 figs.

  2. Iterative Learning Control Applications to High Power Microwave Tubes

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    high­peak power microwave (HPM) sources typically operate in the single shot regime because commercial HPM systems that operate at modest repetition rates, two examples of which include a system based is then to implement the control algorithms on a physical tube in order to build a ``smart tube'' HPM source. By smart

  3. Iterative Learning Control Applications to High Power Microwave Tubes

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    high-peak power microwave (HPM) sources typically operate in the single shot regime because commercial HPM systems that operate at modest repetition rates, two examples of which include a system based is then to implement the control algorithms on a physical tube in order to build a "smart tube" HPM source. By smart

  4. Iterative Learning Control Applications to High Power Microwave Tubes

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    day high-peak power microwave (HPM) sources typically operate in the * *single shot regime because commercial HPM systems that operate at modest repetition rates, two examples of* * which include a system the control algorithms on a * *physical tube in order to build a "smart tube" HPM source. By smart tube we

  5. Evaluation of Alternative Field Buses for Lighting ControlApplications

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    Koch, Ed; Rubinstein, Francis

    2005-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The Subcontract Statement of Work consists of two major tasks. This report is the Final Report in fulfillment of the contract deliverable for Task 1. The purpose of Task 1 was to evaluate existing and emerging protocols and standards for interfacing sensors and controllers for communicating with integrated lighting control systems in commercial buildings. The detailed task description follows: Task 1. Evaluate alternative sensor/field buses. The objective of this task is to evaluate existing and emerging standards for interfacing sensors and controllers for communicating with integrated lighting control systems in commercial buildings. The protocols to be evaluated will include at least: (1) 1-Wire Net, (2) DALI, (3) MODBUS (or appropriate substitute such as EIB) and (4) ZigBee. The evaluation will include a comparative matrix for comparing the technical performance features of the different alternative systems. The performance features to be considered include: (1) directionality and network speed, (2) error control, (3) latency times, (4) allowable cable voltage drop, (5) topology, and (6) polarization. Specifically, Subcontractor will: (1) Analyze the proposed network architecture and identify potential problems that may require further research and specification. (2) Help identify and specify additional software and hardware components that may be required for the communications network to operate properly. (3) Identify areas of the architecture that can benefit from existing standards and technology and enumerate those standards and technologies. (4) Identify existing companies that may have relevant technology that can be applied to this research. (5) Help determine if new standards or technologies need to be developed.

  6. International Journal of Systems Science, 1999, volume 30, number 4, pages 395 405 Layered optimal supervisory control of discrete event dynamical

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    Lim, Jong-Tae

    for a layered optimal supervisory control system is presented. 1. Introduction The concept of optimal desirable states in the controlled system. The optimal supervisory control problem was de® ned to determineInternational Journal of Systems Science, 1999, volume 30, number 4, pages 395± 405 Layered optimal

  7. Potential applications of the natural design of internal explosion chambers in the bombardier beetle (Carabidae, Brachinus)

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    Lai, Changquan

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Bombardier Beetle (Carabidae, Brachinus) has a unique form of defense mechanism which involves the explosive mixing of hydroquinones and hydrogen peroxide in its internal explosion chambers and using the resultant high ...

  8. UCLA -Dashew Center for International Students and Scholar PHOTOGRAPH GUIDELINES FOR OPT APPLICATION

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    Williams, Gary A.

    UCLA - Dashew Center for International Students and Scholar PHOTOGRAPH GUIDELINES FOR OPT photo presents full head from top of hair to bottom of chin; height of head should measure 1 inch to 1

  9. International training course on implementation of state systems of accounting for and control of nuclear materials: proceedings

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    Not Available

    1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report incorporates all lectures and presentations at the International Training Course on Implementation of State Systems of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Materials held October 17 through November 4, 1983, at Santa Fe and Los Alamos, New Mexico and Richland, Washington, USA. Authorized by the US Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act and sponsored by the US Department of Energy in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the course was developed to provide practical training in the design, implementation, and operation of a State system of nuclear materials accountability and control that satisfies both national and international safeguards requirements. Major emphasis for the 1983 course was placed on safeguards methods used at bulk-handling facilities, particularly low-enriched uranium conversion and fuel fabrication plants. The course was conducted by the University of California's Los Alamos National Laboratory and Exxon Nuclear Company, Inc. Tours and demonstrations were arranged at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and the Exxon Nuclear fuel fabrication plant, the Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Westinghouse Fast Flux Test Facility Visitor Center, and Washington Public Power System nuclear reactor facilities in Richland, Washington. Individual presentations were indexed for inclusion in the Energy Data Base.

  10. Computer applications for reactor control and diagnosis. [LMFBR

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    Monson, L.R.; Stratton, R.C.; Chisholm, G.H.; Lindsay, R.W.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As a result of the Three Mile Island (TMI-II) accident, the nuclear industry has emphasized development of methodologies and systems that will enhance the safety of the nuclear power industry. Extensive effort is being employed throughout the technical community in the area of Man-Machine Interaction (MMI) to assist the operator with this task. Argonne is actively involved in specific areas of application and development that provide direct support to program goals and objectives defined in the LMFBR Safety Man-Machine Interface Program Plan.

  11. A novel proportional--integral-derivative control configuration with application to the control of batch distillation

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    Alvarez-Ramirez, J.; Monroy-Loperena, R.; Cervantes, I.; Morales, A.

    2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this paper is to propose a novel proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control configuration based on an observer structure. Batch distillation is used as the base case study where the regulated output is the distillate composition. The proposed PID control law is derived in the framework of robust nonlinear control with modeling error compensation techniques. A reduced-order observer is proposed to estimate both the derivative of the regulated output and the underlying modeling error. These observations are subsequently used in a control loop to feedback variations of distillate composition (derivative feedback) and to counteract the effects of modeling errors. It is shown that, under certain conditions, the resulting control law is equivalent to a classical PID controller with an antireset windup scheme. Moreover, the tuning of the controller is performed very easily in terms of a prescribed closed-loop time constant and an estimation time constant. Numerical results are provided for binary and multicomponent separations. Sampled/delayed measurements and several sources of uncertainties are considered in order to provide a realistic test scenario for the proposed control design procedure.

  12. Systems and methods to control multiple peripherals with a single-peripheral application code

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    Ransom, Ray M.

    2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and apparatus are provided for enhancing the BIOS of a hardware peripheral device to manage multiple peripheral devices simultaneously without modifying the application software of the peripheral device. The apparatus comprises a logic control unit and a memory in communication with the logic control unit. The memory is partitioned into a plurality of ranges, each range comprising one or more blocks of memory, one range being associated with each instance of the peripheral application and one range being reserved for storage of a data pointer related to each peripheral application of the plurality. The logic control unit is configured to operate multiple instances of the control application by duplicating one instance of the peripheral application for each peripheral device of the plurality and partitioning a memory device into partitions comprising one or more blocks of memory, one partition being associated with each instance of the peripheral application. The method then reserves a range of memory addresses for storage of a data pointer related to each peripheral device of the plurality, and initializes each of the plurality of peripheral devices.

  13. Maximally Accessible Purity in Coherently Controlled Open Quantum Systems: Application to Quantum State Engineering

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    Jun Li; Dawei Lu; Zhihuang Luo; Raymond Laflamme; Xinhua Peng; Jiangfeng Du

    2014-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A fundamental problem in quantum control is to precisely characterize the controlled system dynamics when decoherence effects are present. In this work, we derive the upper bound of achievable purity for coherently driven dissipative systems, which is rather useful for assessing control performances. The theory is further testified on a two-qubit nuclear magnetic resonance spin system. Under joint effects of coherent pulses and system relaxation, we are able to implement the tasks of open system polarization transfer and pseudopure state preparation with remarkably, both of them approaching near optimal performance in purity. Our work shows great applicative potential of utilizing rather than suppressing relaxation effects in open system control protocols.

  14. Control Improvement for Jump-Diffusion Processes with Applications to Finance

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    Baeuerle, Nicole, E-mail: nicole.baeuerle@kit.edu [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Stochastics (Germany); Rieder, Ulrich, E-mail: ulrich.rieder@uni-ulm.de [University of Ulm, Department of Optimization and Operations Research (Germany)

    2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider stochastic control problems with jump-diffusion processes and formulate an algorithm which produces, starting from a given admissible control {pi}, a new control with a better value. If no improvement is possible, then {pi} is optimal. Such an algorithm is well-known for discrete-time Markov Decision Problems under the name Howard's policy improvement algorithm. The idea can be traced back to Bellman. Here we show with the help of martingale techniques that such an algorithm can also be formulated for stochastic control problems with jump-diffusion processes. As an application we derive some interesting results in financial portfolio optimization.

  15. Application of microturbines to control emissions from associated gas

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    Schmidt, Darren D.

    2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for controlling the emission of associated gas produced from a reservoir. In an embodiment, the system comprises a gas compressor including a gas inlet in fluid communication with an associated gas source and a gas outlet. The gas compressor adjusts the pressure of the associated gas to produce a pressure-regulated associated gas. In addition, the system comprises a gas cleaner including a gas inlet in fluid communication with the outlet of the gas compressor, a fuel gas outlet, and a waste product outlet. The gas cleaner separates at least a portion of the sulfur and the water from the associated gas to produce a fuel gas. Further, the system comprises a gas turbine including a fuel gas inlet in fluid communication with the fuel gas outlet of the gas cleaner and an air inlet. Still further, the system comprises a choke in fluid communication with the air inlet.

  16. Application of multi-variable control for automatic frequency controller of HVDC transmission system

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    Sanpei, Masatoshi (Electric Power Development Co., Tokyo (Japan)); Kakehi, Atsuyuki; Takeda, Hideo (Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan))

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In an HVDC transmission system that links two ac power systems, the automatic frequency controller (AFC) calculates power to be interchanged between the two ac systems according to their frequencies thereby improving the frequency characteristics of the two power systems. This paper introduces a newly developed dc AFC system, which applies a multi-variable control to the dc system-based frequency control. It is capable of controlling the frequencies of the two ac systems optimally while maintaining their stability. This system was developed for one of Japan's HVDC transmission facilities and produced good results in a combined test using a power system simulator. The field installation will be completed in March 1993, when the AFC system will enter service.

  17. Fundamental problems of modeling the dynamics of internal gravity waves with applications to the Arctic Basin

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    Vitaly V. Bulatov; Yuriy V. Vladimirov

    2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we consider fundamental problems of the dynamics of internal gravity waves. We present analytical and numerical algorithms for calculating the wave fields for a set of values of the parameters, as observed in the ocean. We show that our mathematical models can describe the wave dynamics of the Arctic Basin, taking into account the actual physical characteristics of sea water, topography of its floor, etc. The numerical and analytical results show that the internal gravity waves have a significant effect on underwater sea objects in the Arctic Basin.

  18. 2nd Int. Symp. on Lithium Applications for Fusion Devices, April 27-29, 2011, Princeton, NJ Program for the 2nd International Symposium

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Plasma-Material Interactions with evaporated lithium coatings in NSTX 1:50 ­ 2:10 M. A. Jaworski 2nd Int. Symp. on Lithium Applications for Fusion Devices, April 27-29, 2011, Princeton, NJ Program for the 2nd International Symposium on Lithium Applications for Fusion Devices April 27-29, 2011

  19. International Journal of Control Vol. 78, No. 9, June 2005, 662677

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    controller gains to adjust for variations in the power system model due to large changes in loads (Bendtsen) This paper considers the problem of decentralized control of interconnected power systems under large changes for variations in the power system model due to large changes in loads. In this paper small disturbance

  20. CIMSA 2005 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Measurement Systems and Applications

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    practices identification and analysis based on soft computing techniques. Using this new methodology "best of this methodology to a problem in the petroleum industry is presented. Keywords ­ Soft Computing, Best PracticesCIMSA 2005 ­ IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Measurement Systems

  1. Third International Workshop on Software Engineering for High Performance Computing (HPC) Applications

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    Third International Workshop on Software Engineering for High Performance Computing (HPC, and financial modeling. The TOP500 website (http://www.top500.org) lists the top 500 high performance computing to define new ways of measuring high performance computing systems that take into account not only the low

  2. Advanced Sensors and Controls for Building Applications: Market Assessment and Potential R&D Pathways

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    Brambley, Michael R.; Haves, Philip; McDonald, Sean C.; Torcellini, Paul; Hansen, David G.; Holmberg, David; Roth, Kurt

    2005-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Significant energy savings can be achieved in commercial building operation, along with increased comfort and control for occupants, through the implementation of advanced technologies. This document provides a market assessment of existing building sensors and controls and presents a range of technology pathways (R&D options) for pursuing advanced sensors and building control strategies. This paper is actually a synthesis of five other white papers: the first describes the market assessment including estimates of market potential and energy savings for sensors and control strategies currently on the market as well as a discussion of market barriers to these technologies. The other four cover technology pathways: (1) current applications and strategies for new applications, (2) sensors and controls, (3) networking, security, and protocols and standards, and (4) automated diagnostics, performance monitoring, commissioning, optimal control and tools. Each technology pathway chapter gives an overview of the technology or application. This is followed by a discussion of needs and the current status of the technology. Finally, a series of research topics is proposed.

  3. Double Side Control of Wound Rotor Induction Machine for Wind Energy Application Employing Half Controlled

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    Lipo, Thomas

    the cost of a wind generator system, a new configuration using half controlled converters for both the required KVA rating of both machine side and line side converters, improves the efficiency of the wind generator, helps operating over a wide speed range and supports near unity power factor interface

  4. Application of fuzzy logic in nuclear reactor control Part I: An assessment of state-of-the-art

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    Herger, A.S.; Jamshidl, M. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Alang-Rashid, N.K. [Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research, Bangi (Malaysia)

    1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article discusses the application of fuzzy logic to nuclear reactor control. The method has been suggested by many investigators in many control applications. Reviews of the application of fuzzy logic in process control are given by Tong and Sugeno. Because fuzzy logic control (FLC) provides a pathway for transforming human abstractions into the numerical domain, it has the potential to assist nuclear reactor operators in the control room. With this transformation, linguistically expressed control principles can be coded into the fuzzy controller rule base. Having acquired the skill of the operators, the FLC can assist an operator in controlling the complex system. The thrust of FLC is to derive a conceptual model of the control operation, without expressing the process as mathematical equations, to assist the human operator in interpreting incoming plant variables and arriving at a proper control action. To introduce the concept of FLC in nuclear reactor operation, an overview of the mythology and a review of its application in both nuclear and nonnuclear control application domains are presented along with subsequent discussion of fuzzy logic controllers, their structures, and their method of information processing. The article concludes with the application of a tunable FLC to a typical reactor control problem.

  5. Application of fuzzy logic in nuclear reactor control: Part 1: An assessment of state-of-the-art

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    Heger, A.S.; Alang-Rashid, N.K.; Jamshidi, M. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article discusses the application of fuzzy logic of nuclear reactor control. The method has been suggested by many investigators in many control applications. Reviews of the application of fuzzy logic in process control are given by Tong and Sugeno. Because fuzzy logic control (FLC) provides a pathway for transforming human abstractions into the numerical domain, it has the potential to assist nuclear reactor operators in the control room. With this transformation, linguistically expressed control principles can be coded into the fuzzy controller rule base. Having acquired the skill of he operators, the FLC can assist an operator in controlling the complex system. The thrust of FLC is to derive a conceptual model of the control operation, without expressing the process as mathematical equations, to assist the human operator in interpreting incoming plant variables and arriving at a proper control action. To introduce the concept of FLC in nuclear reactor operation, an overview of the mythology and a review of its application in both nuclear and nonnuclear control application domains are presented along with subsequent discussion of fuzzy logic controllers, their structures, and their method of information processing. The article concludes with the application of a tunable FLC to a typical reactor control problem. 49 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

  6. Preliminary Call for Papers SNA-2011 The Third International Symposium on Sensor Networks and Applications

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    Hu, Fei

    -organization Congestion control and traffic models Mobile sensor and actor networks Underwater/acoustic sensor networks Pollution /air quality monitoring Building automation / visitors' guiding system Plant / farm monitoring

  7. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Grenoble, France, September 8-12 1997 On the Modeling and Control of an

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    Papadopoulos, Evangelos

    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Grenoble, France, September 8 and experiments. The models will be used for designing a controller for coordinated endpoint motion and for a real advanced control systems, enabling operators to command a machine's manipulator in Cartesian space. However

  8. Contractor Work Planning and Control Lessons Learned from DOE and International Projects

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Slide Presentation by Bob McQuinn; URS Global Management and Operations Services; Frank McCoy and Rick Runnels; URS - Professional Solutions. Contractor Work Planning and Control-URS Lessons Learned.

  9. A Dual Model-Free Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems, Application to The Inertia Wheel Inverted Pendulum

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    regulation. The main contribution of this paper is to design a new control scheme based on model-free controlA Dual Model-Free Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems, Application to The Inertia Wheel method allowing recent model-free control technique to deal with underactuated mechanical systems

  10. Comparison of Reduced Order Lithium-Ion Battery Models for Control Applications

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    Stefanopoulou, Anna

    Comparison of Reduced Order Lithium-Ion Battery Models for Control Applications C. Speltino, D. Di Domenico, G. Fiengo and A. Stefanopoulou Abstract-- Lithium-ion batteries are the core of new plug (HEV). In most cases the lithium-ion battery performances play an important role in the vehicle energy

  11. Agricultural and Related Pest Control Applicator License Classifications under the Florida Department of

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    Watson, Craig A.

    PI-59 Agricultural and Related Pest Control Applicator License Classifications under the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)1 Frederick M. Fishel2 1. This document is PI-59, one Gainesville, FL 32611. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity

  12. Vibration Damping Control of Robot Arm Intended for Service Application in Human Environment

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    Tachi, Susumu

    Vibration Damping Control of Robot Arm Intended for Service Application in Human Environment anthropomorphic robot arm enabling the torque measurement in each joint and tactile area recognition to ensure in heavily loaded joints have risen due to compliances introduced into each joint of the robot arm by means

  13. APPLICATION OF GENEALOGICAL DECISION TREES FOR OPEN-LOOP TRACKING CONTROL

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    Del Moral , Pierre

    APPLICATION OF GENEALOGICAL DECISION TREES FOR OPEN-LOOP TRACKING CONTROL Enso Ikonen !,1 Kaddour on a genealogical decision tree is suggested for solving an open-loop tracking problem. The algorithm associates supported by UK EPSRC Research cluster project, grant nro GR/S63779/01 Genealogical decision trees belong

  14. PID plus fuzzy controller structures as a design base for industrial applications

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    Reznik, Leon

    PID plus fuzzy controller structures as a design base for industrial applications Leonid Reznik Abstract This paper investigates the practical ways of designing effective combinations of classical PID projects, which are studied in greater detail. The first one includes the design of a FC supervising a PID

  15. Adaptive control of real-time media applications in best-effort networks

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    Khariwal, Vivek

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    are end-to-end packet delay, delay jitter, throughtput, and packet losses. Transporting real-time media applications over best-effort networks, e.g. the Internet, is an area of current research. Both the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the User...

  16. Feedback control of ultra-high-Q microcavities: application to micro-Raman lasers and micro-

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    Feedback control of ultra-high-Q microcavities: application to micro-Raman lasers and micro-cavity to a pump laser using two, distinct methods: coupled power stabilization and wavelength locking of pump laser to the microcavity. In addition to improvements in operation of previously demonstrated micro

  17. NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF HYBRID OPTIMAL CONTROL PROBLEMS WITH APPLICATIONS IN ROBOTICS

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    Stryk, Oskar von

    NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF HYBRID OPTIMAL CONTROL PROBLEMS WITH APPLICATIONS IN ROBOTICS Martin Buss.g. (Buss et al., 2000; Buss, 2001; Tomlin, 1999). The key to numerically solving HOCPs appears to lie (Buss et al., 2000; Stryk and Glocker, 2000). This paper presents numerical solution techniques

  18. Theory of Linear Games with Constraints and Its Application to Power Control of Optical Networks

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    Pavel, Lacra

    Theory of Linear Games with Constraints and Its Application to Power Control of Optical Networks connections with classical linear systems theory and finds itself pervasively used in network engineering players. This powerful interpretation allows us to bridge over the theory and the issue of implementation

  19. Stability and Control of Dynamical Systems with Applications, D. Liu and P. J. Antsaklis (Eds), Control Engineering Series, Birkhauser Boston, 2003.

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    such as a filtering process. For each contingency if the system is stable, it can also provide a security margin basedStability and Control of Dynamical Systems with Applications, D. Liu and P. J. Antsaklis (Eds been applied in control system problems for a long time in such areas as optimization, adaptive control

  20. Microprocessor-based control systems application in nuclear power plant critical systems

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    Shah, M.R.; Nowak, J.B. (Sargent and Lundy, Chicago, IL (US))

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microprocessor-based control systems have been used in fossil power plants and are receiving greater acceptance for application in nuclear plants. This technology is not new but it does require unique considerations when applied to nuclear power plants. Sargent and Lundy (S and L) has used a microprocessor-based component logic control system (interposing Logic System) for safety- and non-safety-related components in nuclear power plants under construction overseas. Currently, S and L is in the design stage to replace an existing analog control system with a microprocessor-based control system in the U.S. The trend in the industry is to replace systems in existing plants or design new power plants with microprocessor-based control systems.

  1. Power system applications engineering intern experience at TRW Controls: an internship report

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    Balachandra, Chandrakumar John

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    with three years of gr aduate study, an irascible spouse and yet persist with constant e n c o u r a ge m en t and support. A b s t r a c t ........................................................ iii A c k n o w l e d g e m e n... t s ................................................iv List of T a b l e s ................................... ...............vi List of F i g u r e s ................................................vii I n t r o d u c t i o n ...................................................... 1 Int ern P o...

  2. Application of the Software as a Service Model to the Control of Complex Building Systems

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    Stadler, Michael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    gas powered internal combustion engines and fuel cells, boththis S3 case, internal combustion engines and fuel cells areresources such as internal combustion engines, microturbines

  3. Application of the Software as a Service Model to the Control of Complex Building Systems

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    Stadler, Michael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    resources such as internal combustion engines, microturbinesutilization, ICE: internal combustion engine with waste heatgas powered internal combustion engines and fuel cells, both

  4. International Journal of Computer Applications (0975 8887) Volume 40 No.15, February 2012

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    Sanyal, Sugata

    of Technology Kolkata, India Rituparna Chaki West Bengal University of Technology Kolkata, India Sugata Sanyal comes in the form of sending useless control traffic and forces the nodes to forgo their sleep cycles so

  5. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Trimble offers the Connected Construction Site

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    is an industry of close tolerances, where precision and accuracy can make or break a contractor's bottom line on the front of the machine on top of a heavy-duty mast. Perched above the operator's compartment, a number be easily added. Using the industry-standard Controller Area Network (CAN), the upgradeable wiring harn

  6. To Appear International Conference on Supercomputing (Tokyo, July 1923, 1993). Dynamic Control of Performance Monitoring

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    Miller, Barton P.

    results from the number and speed of the CPUs and the need to collect performance data down to the loop Control of Performance Monitoring on Large Scale Parallel Systems Jeffrey K. Hollingsworth Barton P­Madison 1210 W. Dayton Street Madison, Wisconsin 53706 Abstract Performance monitoring of large scale parallel

  7. International Conference on Ground Control in Mining During the last 25 years, technological advancement and

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    are necessary for effective assessment and control of mining-induced subsidence, using examples and case studies, VA measured and theoretical case studies. This validation is made possible by developing new been tested extensively in numerous case studies (VPI&SU, 1987; Karmis et al., 1989; Newman et al

  8. International Journal of Control Vol. 81, No. 8, August 2008, 12101220

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    Ge, Shuzhi Sam

    -feedback control for a class of uncertain stochastic non-linear systems with time delays Shu-Jun Liuab , Shuzhi Sam, we investigate the adaptive output-feedback stabilisation for a class of stochastic non and uniqueness of the solution process for stochastic non-linear systems with time delays, and introduce a new

  9. Reducing Safety Flaring through Advanced Control 

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    Hokanson, D.; Lehman, K.; Matsumoto, S.; Takai, N.; Takase, F.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An advanced process control application, using DMCplus® (Aspen Technology, Inc.), was developed to substantially reduce fuel gas losses to the flare at a large integrated refining / petrochemical complex. Fluctuations in internal fuel gas system...

  10. Reducing Safety Flaring through Advanced Control

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    Hokanson, D.; Lehman, K.; Matsumoto, S.; Takai, N.; Takase, F.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An advanced process control application, using DMCplus® (Aspen Technology, Inc.), was developed to substantially reduce fuel gas losses to the flare at a large integrated refining / petrochemical complex. Fluctuations in internal fuel gas system...

  11. DESIGN and APPLICATIONS OF A UNIVERSAL POWER MANAGEMENT MIXED-SIGNAL SoC CONTROLLER (UPMC) PLATFORM

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    DESIGN and APPLICATIONS OF A UNIVERSAL POWER MANAGEMENT MIXED-SIGNAL SoC CONTROLLER (UPMC) PLATFORM. INTRODUCTION This paper presents engineering application examples of a Universal Power Management mixed- signal that are crucial for the implementation of universal digital power control and management systems. The UPMC

  12. The Dwyer Series 640 air velocity transmitter is ideal for a wide range of HVAC measurement and control applications, particularly

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    Berns, Hans-Gerd

    and control applications, particularly in complete building control and energy management systems. Designed and repeatability) to these types of demanding applications at a surprisingly low cost. With four field selectable tip so holes are parallel to and dot marks face air stream. Refer to etched inch markings on side

  13. International Conference on Microwave and RF Heating MODELING OF A CYLINDRICAL APPLICATOR WITH THE

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    Yakovlev, Vadim

    by comprehensive modeling specifying appropriate parameters of the excitation system and monitoring the electric ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 423 MODELING OF A CYLINDRICAL APPLICATOR WITH THE TM01l MODE AND A SPHERICAL LOAD Vyacheslav V Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA ABSTRACT The paper presents the results of 3D FDTD modeling of a 915

  14. Autothermal reforming of gasoline for fuel cell applications : a control-oriented dynamic model.

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    Hu, Y.; Chmielewski, D. J.; Papadias, D.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division; Illinois Inst. of Tech.

    2008-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we develop a control-oriented, reduced order dynamic model of an autothermal reforming (ATR) reactor. The targeted application is within the on-board fuel-processing unit of a fuel cell vehicle. A previous effort has illustrated that a predictive-type controller may be required to achieve desired performance within this application. The objective of the current effort is to determine the existence of a reduced order model with enough speed and accuracy to meet the online computational demands of a predictive controller. Central to the model development is an approximation of reaction rates that achieve reasonable accuracy near the inlet while preserving the overall energy balance. The resulting scheme converts a partial differential equation model into a set of ordinary differential/algebraic equations and achieves nearly a 4 orders of magnitude improvement in computational speed while preserving most of the nonlinear characteristics of the original system. Such results give clear indication that the hurdle of computational viability can be overcome and opens the door for further development of a predictive controller for the ATR application.

  15. Coal quality control in the context of international standards ISO 9000-2000

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    Freidina, E.V.; Botvinnik, A.A.; Dvornikova, A.N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation). Institute of Mining

    2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper sets forth scientific foundations and organizational-technical environment offered by ISO 9000 standards that are oriented to product quality management and, thus, product quality planning. The authors describe the results of coal product quality planning with using the QFD methodology, present a model of coal quality control through the coal product life cycle and mining technologies. It is proposed to evaluate the quality management efficiency by the coefficient of concordance between the product quality and consumer's demands.

  16. A layman's guide to constitutional aspects of international arms control agreements involving the United States

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    Scheinman, L.

    1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An initial assessment has been conducted to examine the legal implications and complexities that must be understood and evaluated should the facilities and contractors of the US Department of Energy (DOE) not be exempted from on-site inspections (OSIs) conducted by the Soviet Union under the pending Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) Treaty or under future arms control treaties. The assessment looks at the Fourth Amendment rights (right to be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures) of parties at government-owned; government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO); and private sector facilities that are candidates for Soviet suspect site inspections (SSIs). In particular, the assessment examines the legal consequences of putting at risk classified information designated as either National Security Information (NSI), as cited in relevant executive orders, and/or Restricted Data (RD), which is defined in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as amended. Given the potential risk of inadvertent losses of RD and other classified information at DOE sites during OSIs, the Division of Policy and Technical Analysis of DOE's Office of Arms Control (OAC) commissioned this study to aid in understanding some of the legal aspects that must be considered to prepare DOE facilities for possible future OSIs.

  17. Geothermal Exploration Policy Mechanisms: Lessons for the United States from International Applications

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    Speer, B.; Economy, R.; Lowder, T.; Schwabe, P.; Regenthal, S.

    2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report focuses on five of the policy types that are most relevant to the U.S. market and political context for the exploration and confirmation of conventional hydrothermal (geothermal) resources in the United States: (1) drilling failure insurance, (2) loan guarantees, (3) subsidized loans, (4) capital subsidies, and (5) government-led exploration. It describes each policy type and its application in other countries and regions. It offers policymakers a guide for drafting future geothermal support mechanisms for the exploration-drilling phase of geothermal development.

  18. Macro-scale Topology Optimization for Controlling Internal Shear Stress in a Porous Scaffold Bioreactor

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    Youssef, K; Iruela-Arispe, M L; Bouchard, L -S

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Shear stress is an important physical factor that regulates proliferation, migration and morphogenesis. In regenerative medicine, one approach to generate 3D tissues has been to seed a porous scaffold with cells and growth factors under pulsatile flow conditions. However, the resulting bioreactors frequently lack information on intrinsic shear stress and flow distributions. Recent studies have focused on optimizing the microstructural parameters of the scaffold to gain more control over the shear stress. In this study, we adopt a different approach whereby macroscopic flows are redirected throughout the bioreactor along patterned channels in the scaffold that result in optimized shear stress distributions. A topology optimization algorithm coupled to effective-medium Lattice Boltzmann simulations was devised to find an optimal channel design that yields a target shear stress that is uniformly distributed throughout the scaffold. The channel topology in the porous scaffold was varied using a combination of gen...

  19. Multi-ported, internally recuperated burners for direct flame impingement heating applications

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    Abbasi, Hamid A. (Naperville, IL); Kurek, Harry (Dyer, IN); Chudnovsky, Yaroslav (Skokie, IL); Lisienko, Vladimir G. (Ekaterinburg, RU); Malikov, German K. (Ekaterinburg, RU)

    2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A direct flame impingement method and apparatus employing at least one multi-ported, internally recuperated burner. The burner includes an innermost coaxial conduit having a first fluid inlet end and a first fluid outlet end, an outermost coaxial conduit disposed around the innermost coaxial conduit and having a combustion products outlet end proximate the first fluid inlet end of the innermost coaxial conduit and a combustion products inlet end proximate the first fluid outlet end of the innermost coaxial conduit, and a coaxial intermediate conduit disposed between the innermost coaxial conduit and the outermost coaxial conduit, whereby a second fluid annular region is formed between the innermost coaxial conduit and the intermediate coaxial conduit and a combustion products annular region is formed between the intermediate coaxial conduit and the outermost coaxial conduit. The intermediate coaxial conduit has a second fluid inlet end proximate the first fluid inlet end of the innermost coaxial conduit and a second fluid outlet end proximate the combustion products inlet end of the outermost coaxial conduit.

  20. Modeling and Application of Series Elastic Actuators for Force Control Multi Legged Robots

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    S, Arumugom; V, Ponselvan

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Series Elastic Actuators provide many benefits in force control of robots in unconstrained environments. These benefits include high force fidelity, extremely low impedance, low friction, and good force control bandwidth. Series Elastic Actuators employ a novel mechanical design architecture which goes against the common machine design principal of "stiffer is better". A compliant element is placed between the gear train and driven load to intentionally reduce the stiffness of the actuator. A position sensor measures the deflection, and the force output is accurately calculated using Hooke's Law (F=Kx). A control loop then servos the actuator to the desired output force. The resulting actuator has inherent shock tolerance, high force fidelity and extremely low impedance. These characteristics are desirable in many applications including legged robots, exoskeletons for human performance amplification, robotic arms, haptic interfaces, and adaptive suspensions. We describe several variations of Series Elastic Ac...

  1. Fano resonance control in a photonic crystal structure and its application to ultrafast switching

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    Yu, Yi, E-mail: yiyu@fotonik.dtu.dk; Heuck, Mikkel; Hu, Hao; Xue, Weiqi; Peucheret, Christophe; Chen, Yaohui; Oxenløwe, Leif Katsuo; Yvind, Kresten; Mørk, Jesper [DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

    2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We experimentally demonstrate a photonic crystal structure that allows easy and robust control of the Fano spectrum. Its operation relies on controlling the amplitude of light propagating along one of the light paths in the structure from which the Fano resonance is obtained. Short-pulse dynamic measurements show that besides drastically increasing the switching contrast, the transmission dynamics itself is strongly affected by the nature of the resonance. The influence of slow-recovery tails implied by a long carrier lifetime can thus be reduced using a Fano resonance due to a hitherto unrecognized reshaping effect of the nonlinear Fano transfer function. As an example, we present a system application of a Fano structure, demonstrating its advantages by the experimental realization of 10 Gbit/s all-optical modulation with optical control power less than 1?mW.

  2. Instrument for the application of controlled mechanical loads to tissues in sterile culture

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    Lintilhac, P.M.; Vesecky, T.B.

    1995-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus and methods are disclosed facilitating the application of forces and measurement of dimensions of a test subject. In one arrangement the test subject is coupled to a forcing frame and controlled forces applied thereto by a series of guideways and sliders. The sliders, which contact the test subject are in force transmitting relation to a forcing frame. Tension, compression and bending forces can be applied to the test subject. Force applied to the test subject is measured and controlled. A dimensional characteristic of the test subject, such as growth, is measured by a linear variable differential transformer. The growth measurement data can be used to control the force applied. Substantially uniaxial stretching is achieved by placing the test subject on an elastic membrane stretched by an arrangement of members securing the elastic member to the forcing frame. 8 figs.

  3. Instrument for the application of controlled mechanical loads to tissues in sterile culture

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    Lintilhac, Phillip M. (Shelburne, VT); Vesecky, Thompson B. (Essex Junction, VT)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus and methods are disclosed facilitating the application of forces and measurement of dimensions of a test subject. In one arrangement the test subject is coupled to a forcing frame and controlled forces applied thereto by a series of guideways and sliders. The sliders, which contact the test subject are in force transmitting relation to a forcing frame. Tension, compression and bending forces can be applied to the test subject. Force applied to the test subject is measured and controlled. A dimensional characteristic of the test subject, such as growth, is measured by a linear variable differential transformer. The growth measurement data can be used to control the force applied. Substantially uniaxial stretching is achieved by placing the test subject on an elastic membrane stretched by an arrangement of members securing the elastic member to the forcing frame.

  4. A knowledge-based control paradigm for real-time systems

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    Painter, John H.; Lin, S.K.; Glass, E.

    1988-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors examine the application of knowledge-based symbolic control to the management of execution and configuration of a complex numerical control system. Symbolic processing is used to implement inference of system state and internal...

  5. Irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking behavior of austenitic stainless steels applicable to LWR core internals.

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    Chung, H. M.; Shack, W. J.; Energy Technology

    2006-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes work performed at Argonne National Laboratory on irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking (IASCC) of austenitic stainless steels that were irradiated in the Halden reactor in simulation of irradiation-induced degradation of boiling water reactor (BWR) core internal components. Slow-strain-rate tensile tests in BWR-like oxidizing water were conducted on 27 austenitic stainless steel alloys that were irradiated at 288 C in helium to 0.4, 1.3, and 3.0 dpa. Fractographic analysis was conducted to determine the fracture surface morphology. Microchemical analysis by Auger electron spectroscopy was performed on BWR neutron absorber tubes to characterize grain-boundary segregation of important elements under BWR conditions. At 0.4 and 1.4 dpa, transgranular fracture was mixed with intergranular fracture. At 3 dpa, transgranular cracking was negligible, and fracture surface was either dominantly intergranular, as in field-cracked core internals, or dominantly ductile or mixed. This behavior indicates that percent intergranular stress corrosion cracking determined at {approx}3 dpa is a good measure of IASCC susceptibility. At {approx}1.4 dpa, a beneficial effect of a high concentration of Si (0.8-1.5 wt.%) was observed. At {approx}3 dpa, however, such effect was obscured by a deleterious effect of S. Excellent resistance to IASCC was observed up to {approx}3 dpa for eight heats of Types 304, 316, and 348 steel that contain very low concentrations of S. Susceptibility of Types 304 and 316 steels that contain >0.003 wt.% S increased drastically. This indicates that a sulfur related critical phenomenon plays an important role in IASCC. A sulfur content of <0.002 wt.% is the primary material factor necessary to ensure good resistance to IASCC. However, for Types 304L and 316L steel and their high-purity counterparts, a sulfur content of <0.002 wt.% alone is not a sufficient condition to ensure good resistance to IASCC. This is in distinct contrast to the behavior of their high-C counterparts. At S concentrations >0.002 wt.%, the deleterious effect of S is so dominant that a high concentration of C is not an important factor. A two-dimensional map was developed in which susceptibility or resistance to IASCC is shown as a function of bulk concentrations of S and C. Data reported in the literature are consistent with the map. The map is helpful to predict relative IASCC susceptibility of Types 304 and 316 steels. A similar but somewhat different map is helpful to predict IASCC behavior of Type 348 steels. Grain-boundary segregation of S was observed for BWR neutron absorber tubes irradiated to {approx}3 dpa. On the basis of the results of the stress-corrosion-cracking tests and the microstructural characterization, a mechanistic IASCC model has been developed.

  6. Controlling internal barrier in low loss BaTiO3 supercapacitors U-C. Chung, C. Elissalde, S. Mornet and M. Maglione

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Controlling internal barrier in low loss BaTiO3 supercapacitors U-C. Chung, C. Elissalde, S Supercapacitor behavior has been reported in a number of oxides including reduced BaTiO3 ferroelectric ceramics to process bulk composites having supercapacitor features with low dielectric losses and temperature

  7. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, April 21-27 1997, Albuquerque, NM. The Dynamics of an Articulated Forestry Machine and its Applications

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    Papadopoulos, Evangelos

    of complexity are devel- oped to help in designing an effective coordinated controller in Cartesian spaceProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, April 21-27 1997 base degrees-of-freedom due to the machine's compliant tires. Techniques and experiments designed

  8. The Programmable Logic Controller and its application in nuclear reactor systems

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    Palomar, J.; Wyman, R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides recommendations to guide reviewers in the application of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCS) to the control, monitoring and protection of nuclear reactors. The first topics addressed are system-level design issues, specifically including safety. The document then discusses concerns about the PLC manufacturing organization and the protection system engineering organization. Supplementing this document are two appendices. Appendix A summarizes PLC characteristics. Specifically addressed are those characteristics that make the PLC more suitable for emergency shutdown systems than other electrical/electronic-based systems, as well as characteristics that improve reliability of a system. Also covered are PLC characteristics that may create an unsafe operating environment. Appendix B provides an overview of the use of programmable logic controllers in emergency shutdown systems. The intent is to familiarize the reader with the design, development, test, and maintenance phases of applying a PLC to an ESD system. Each phase is described in detail and information pertinent to the application of a PLC is pointed out.

  9. Measure Guideline: Condensing Boilers - Control Strategies for Optimizing Performance and Comfort in Residential Applications

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    Arena, L.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The combination of a gas-fired condensing boiler with baseboard convectors and an indirect water heater has become a common option for high-efficiency residential space heating in cold climates. While there are many condensing boilers available on the market with rated efficiencies in the low to mid 90% efficient range, it is imperative to understand that if the control systems are not properly configured, these heaters will perform no better than their non-condensing counterparts. Based on previous research efforts, it is apparent that these types of systems are typically not designed and installed to achieve maximum efficiency (Arena 2010). It was found that there is a significant lack of information for contractors on how to configure the control systems to optimize overall efficiency. For example, there is little advice on selecting the best settings for the boiler reset curve or how to measure and set flow rates in the system to ensure that the return temperatures are low enough to promote condensing. It has also been observed that recovery from setback can be extremely slow and, at times, not achieved. Recovery can be affected by the outdoor reset control, the differential setting on the boiler and over-sizing of the boiler itself. This guide is intended for designers and installers of hydronic heating systems interested in maximizing the overall system efficiency of condensing boilers when coupled with baseboard convectors. It is applicable to new and retrofit applications.

  10. Use of international data sets to evaluate and validate pathway assessment models applicable to exposure and dose reconstruction at DOE facilities. Progress report, August 1993--January 1994

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    Hendrickson, S.M. [ed.] [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)] [ed.; Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Hoffman, F.O. [Senes Oak Ridge, Inc., TN (United States). Center for Risk Analysis] [Senes Oak Ridge, Inc., TN (United States). Center for Risk Analysis

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project, ``Use of International Data Sets to Evaluate and Validate Pathway Assessment Models Applicable to Exposure and Dose Reconstruction at DOE Facilities,`` grew out of several activities being conducted by the Principal Investigator Dr. F Owen Hoffman. One activity was originally part of the Chernobyl Studies Project and began as Task 7.1D, ``Internal Dose From Direct Contamination of Terrestrial Food Sources.`` The objective of Task 7.1D was to (1) establish a collaborative US USSR effort to improve and validate our methods of forecasting doses and dose commitments from the direct contamination of food sources, and (2) perform experiments and validation studies to improve our ability to predict rapidly and accurately the long-term internal dose from the contamination of agricultural soil. The latter was to include the consideration of remedial measures to block contamination of food grown on contaminated soil. The current objective of this project is to evaluate and validate pathway-assessment models applicable to exposure and dose reconstruction at DOE facilities through use of international data sets. This project incorporates the activity of Task 7.1D into a multinational effort to evaluate data used for the prediction of radionuclide transfer through agricultural and aquatic systems to humans. It also includes participation in two multinational studies, BIOMOVS (BIOspheric MOdel Validation Study) with the Swedish National Institute for Radiation Protection and VAMP (VAlidation of Model Predictions) with the International Atomic Energy Agency, that address testing the performance of models of radionuclide transport through foodchains.

  11. Applications of human factors engineering to LNG release prevention and control

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    Shikiar, R.; Rankin, W.L.; Rideout, T.B.

    1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The results of an investigation of human factors engineering and human reliability applications to LNG release prevention and control are reported. The report includes a discussion of possible human error contributions to previous LNG accidents and incidents, and a discussion of generic HF considerations for peakshaving plants. More specific recommendations for improving HF practices at peakshaving plants are offered based on visits to six facilities. The HF aspects of the recently promulgated DOT regulations are reviewed, and recommendations are made concerning how these regulations can be implemented utilizing standard HF practices. Finally, the integration of HF considerations into overall system safety is illustrated by a presentation of human error probabilities applicable to LNG operations and by an expanded fault tree analysis which explicitly recognizes man-machine interfaces.

  12. An Efficient Hybrid Power Control Algorithm for Capacity Improvement of CDMA-based Fixed Wireless Applications

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    Zeeshan, Muhammad; Malik, Muhammad Yasir

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In Fixed Wireless Applications (FWA), the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) is the most promising candidate for wideband data access. The reason is the soft limit on the number of active mobile devices. Many Fixed Wireless Applications impose an upper bound on the BER performance which restricts the increase in number of mobile users. The number of active mobile users or Capacity is further reduced in Multipath Fading Environment (MFE). This paper presents an effective method of improving the capacity of CDMA based Fixed Wireless Networks by using a hybrid power control algorithm. The proposed scheme improves the capacity two times as compared to the conventional CDMA based networks. Simulation results have been presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.

  13. INTELLIGENT CONTROL BASED ON NEURAL CONTROLLER FORINTELLIGENT CONTROL BASED ON NEURAL CONTROLLER FOR APPLICATION IN THE ETE SPHERICAL TOKAMAKAPPLICATION IN THE ETE SPHERICAL TOKAMAK

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    FOR APPLICATION IN THE ETE SPHERICAL TOKAMAKAPPLICATION IN THE ETE SPHERICAL TOKAMAK Luis Filipe de F. P. Wiltgen tokamak based on Artificial Neural Networks (tokamak based on Artificial Neural Networks (ANNANN).). ETEETE is ais a low aspect ratio tokamak that should operate with highly elongated plasmas, which

  14. Unified formalism for higher-order variational problems and its applications in optimal control

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    Leonardo Colombo; Pedro D. Prieto-Martínez

    2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we consider an intrinsic point of view to describe the equations of motion for higher-order variational problems with constraints on higher-order trivial principal bundles. Our techniques are an adaptation of the classical Skinner-Rusk approach for the case of Lagrangian dynamics with higher-order constraints. We study a regular case where it is possible to establish a symplectic framework and, as a consequence, to obtain a unique vector field determining the dynamics. As an interesting application we deduce the equations of motion for optimal control of underactuated mechanical systems defined on principal bundles.

  15. Ge doped GaN with controllable high carrier concentration for plasmonic applications

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    Kirste, Ronny; Hoffmann, Marc P.; Sachet, Edward; Bobea, Milena; Bryan, Zachary; Bryan, Isaac; Maria, Jon-Paul; Collazo, Ramón; Sitar, Zlatko [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7919 (United States)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7919 (United States); Nenstiel, Christian; Hoffmann, Axel [Institut f?r Festkörperphsyik, TU-Berlin, Hardenbergstrasse 36, 10623 Berlin (Germany)] [Institut f?r Festkörperphsyik, TU-Berlin, Hardenbergstrasse 36, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

    2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Controllable Ge doping in GaN is demonstrated for carrier concentrations of up to 2.4?×?10{sup 20} cm{sup ?3}. Low temperature luminescence spectra from the highly doped samples reveal band gap renormalization and band filling (Burstein-Moss shift) in addition to a sharp transition. Infrared ellipsometry spectra demonstrate the existence of electron plasma with an energy around 3500?cm{sup ?1} and a surface plasma with an energy around 2000?cm{sup ?1}. These findings open possibilities for the application of highly doped GaN for plasmonic devices.

  16. Digital control systems in nuclear power plants: Failure information, modeling concepts, and applications. Revision 1

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    Galyean, W.J.

    1993-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This report briefly describes some current applications of advanced computerized digital display and control systems at US commercial nuclear power plants and presents the results of a literature search that was made to gather information on the reliability of these systems. Both hardware and software reliability were addressed in this review. Only limited failure rate information was found, with the chemical process industry being the primary source of information on hardware failure rates and expert opinion the primary source for software failure rates. Safety-grade digital control systems are typically installed on a functional like-for-like basis, replacing older analog systems without substantially changing interactions with other plant systems. Future work includes performing a limited probabilistic risk assessment of a representative DCS to assess its risk significance.

  17. Digital control systems in nuclear power plants: Failure information, modeling concepts, and applications

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    Galyean, W.J.

    1993-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This report briefly describes some current applications of advanced computerized digital display and control systems at US commercial nuclear power plants and presents the results of a literature search that was made to gather information on the reliability of these systems. Both hardware and software reliability were addressed in this review. Only limited failure rate information was found, with the chemical process industry being the primary source of information on hardware failure rates and expert opinion the primary source for software failure rates. Safety-grade digital control systems are typically installed on a functional like-for-like basis, replacing older analog systems without substantially changing interactions with other plant systems. Future work includes performing a limited probabilistic risk assessment of a representative DCS to assess its risk significance.

  18. Surface contouring by controlled application of processing fluid using Marangoni effect

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    Rushford, Michael C. (Livermore, CA); Britten, Jerald A. (Oakley, CA)

    2003-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method for modifying the surface of an object by contacting said surface with a liquid processing solution using the liquid applicator geometry and Marangoni effect (surface tension gradient-driven flow) to define and confine the dimensions of the wetted zone on said object surface. In particular, the method and apparatus involve contouring or figuring the surface of an object using an etchant solution as the wetting fluid and using realtime metrology (e.g. interferometry) to control the placement and dwell time of this wetted zone locally on the surface of said object, thereby removing material from the surface of the object in a controlled manner. One demonstrated manifestation is in the deterministic optical figuring of thin glasses by wet chemical etching using a buffered hydrofluoric acid solution and Marangoni effect.

  19. Housing for International Students For more information about housing options in Fullerton or to request an application, please contact the International

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Housing for International Students For more information about housing options in Fullerton: Jessica Hammond, Housing Coordinator: jhammond@fullerton.edu CSUF Housing and Residence Life n CSUF Housing and Residence Life is located on campus n Furnished rooms include: bed, desk, chair, lamp, closet

  20. Corpuscular event-by-event simulation of quantum optics experiments: application to a quantum-controlled delayed-choice experiment

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    -controlled delayed-choice experiment This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see-by-event simulation of quantum optics experiments: application to a quantum-controlled delayed-choice experiment Hans­Zehnder interferometer, Wheeler's delayed choice, photon tunneling, quantum eraser, two-beam interference, Einstein

  1. Internal Controls Evaluations

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking of BlytheDepartmentEnergyDemonstrationInteragency2, 2015 U.S. DEPARTMENT

  2. INTERNATIONAL International Internship for

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    Napier, Terrence

    OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS International Internship for Global Leadership Program Student Portugal ­ Laura Sieger Ukraine ­ Mary Brune 2012 Internship Locations #12;Dear Friends and Colleagues of Lehigh University: The International Internship for Global Leadership Program provides Lehigh students

  3. Control of Surface Mounted Permanent Magnet Motors with Special Application to Fractional-Slot Concentrated Windings

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    Lawler, J.S.

    2005-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    It is well known that the ability of the permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM) to operate over a wide constant power speed range (CPSR) is dependent upon the machine inductance [1,2,3,4,5]. Early approaches for extending CPSR operation included adding supplementary inductance in series with the motor [1] and the use of anti-parallel thyristor pairs in series with the motor-phase windings [5]. The increased inductance method is compatible with a voltage-source inverter (VSI) controlled by pulse-width modulation (PWM) which is called the conventional phase advance (CPA) method. The thyristor method has been called the dual mode inverter control (DMIC). Neither of these techniques has met with wide acceptance since they both add cost to the drive system and have not been shown to have an attractive cost/benefit ratio. Recently a method has been developed to use fractional-slot concentrated windings to significantly increase the machine inductance [6]. This latest approach has the potential to make the PMSM compatible with CPA without supplemental external inductance. If the performance of such drive is acceptable, then the method may make the PMSM an attractive option for traction applications requiring a wide CPSR. A 30 pole, 6 kW, 6000 maximum revolutions per minute (rpm) prototype of the fractional-slot PMSM design has been developed [7]. This machine has significantly more inductance than is typical of regular PMSMs. The prototype is to be delivered in late 2005 to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for testing and development of a suitable controller. In advance of the test/control development effort, ORNL has used the PMSM models developed over a number of previous studies to study the steady-state performance of high-inductance PMSM machines with a view towards control issues. The detailed steady-state model developed includes all motor and inverter-loss mechanisms and will be useful in assessing the performance of the dynamic controller to be developed in future work. This report documents the results of this preliminary investigation.

  4. A LPV approach to control and real-time scheduling codesign: application to a robot-arm control

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    resource sharing between control tasks according to the controlled plant per- formances. Here the varying] a processor load regulation is proposed and applied for real-time control of a robot arm. In [3], some results the sampling period may also be parameter varying. Finally methods to design sampling period dependent con

  5. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBUST AND NONLINEAR CONTROL Ini. J. Robust Nonlinear Conirol 2005; 15:769-784

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    : dielectrophoresis; nanotechnology; biotechnology; systems theory; time-optimal control 1. INTRODUCTION the induced dipole moment due to an electric field us u control system was briefly mentioned by Daniel [9 of the control community, the approach has neither been formalized nor improved by modern control theory. Only

  6. The International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory 00 (2013) 119 Linear-Quadratic Model Predictive Control

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    Nazarathy, Yoni

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    al., 1996). The more recent works on traffic control systems have adopted results of modern control responsibility of Delft University of Technology Keywords: Model Predictive Control, Intelligent Transport System, Congestion Control 1. Introduction Increasing population and economic activities in modern societies have led

  7. IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems DYNAMIC CONTROL OF A MANIPULATOR WIT11 PASSIVE JOINTS

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    Tachi, Susumu

    OF A MANIPULATOR WIT11 PASSIVE JOINTS - POSITION CONTROL EXPERIMENTS BY A PROTOTYPE MANIPULATOR - Hirohiko Arai Japan Abstract: The authors propose a method of controlling the position of a manipulator with passive is indirectly controlled to point control of the manipulator was also presented. The feasibility of the method

  8. Least Squares Temporal Difference Actor-Critic Methods with Applications to Robot Motion Control

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    Estanjini, Reza Moazzez; Lahijanian, Morteza; Wang, Jing; Belta, Calin A; Paschalidis, Ioannis Ch

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the problem of finding a control policy for a Markov Decision Process (MDP) to maximize the probability of reaching some states while avoiding some other states. This problem is motivated by applications in robotics, where such problems naturally arise when probabilistic models of robot motion are required to satisfy temporal logic task specifications. We transform this problem into a Stochastic Shortest Path (SSP) problem and develop a new approximate dynamic programming algorithm to solve it. This algorithm is of the actor-critic type and uses a least-square temporal difference learning method. It operates on sample paths of the system and optimizes the policy within a pre-specified class parameterized by a parsimonious set of parameters. We show its convergence to a policy corresponding to a stationary point in the parameters' space. Simulation results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed solution.

  9. The applicability of sample collection and analysis in support of nuclear arms control agreements

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    McGuire, R.R.

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Agreements are being negotiated to halt the spread of nuclear arms both within the declared nuclear weapons states and to states not heretofore declaring their possession. With the verification regime of the recently negotiated Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) as a model, negotiators are considering variations of on-site inspection as formulas to enhance the assurance of compliance with future agreements. These on-site inspections may be part of a treaty dictated verification regime or one of a set of voluntary {open_quotes}confidence building{close_quotes} measures. In either case, the collection of material samples for analysis could be an integral component of the inspection as it is in the CWC. The following is an assessment of the applicability of sampling and analysis for compliance monitoring nuclear arms control agreements currently envisioned. There are two essentially orthogonal ways of approaching this question of applicability: the consideration of the analytical questions and the consideration of the specifics of the individual agreements. This study is meant to utilize both approaches in examining the possible impact of sampling and analysis on compliance assessment. First attention must be given to technical questions relating to the efficacy of sampling and analysis.

  10. Sunderhauf, N., Lange, S., & Protzel, P. (2007). Using the Unscented Kalman Filter in Mono-SLAM with Inverse Depth Parametrization for Autonomous Airship Control. In Proc. of IEEE International Workshop on Safety Security and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2007, R

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    Protzel, Peter

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -SLAM with Inverse Depth Parametrization for Autonomous Airship Control. In Proc. of IEEE International Workshop-SLAM with Inverse Depth Parametrization for Autonomous Airship Control Niko S¨underhauf, Sven Lange and Peter -- In this paper, we present an approach for aiding control of an autonomous airship by the means of SLAM. We show

  11. Internal shim

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    Barth, Clyde H.; Blizinski, Theodore W.

    2003-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An internal shim used to accurately measure spaces in conjunction with a standard small probe has a shim top and a chassis. The internal shim is adjustably fixed within the space to be measured using grippers that emerge from the chassis and which are controlled by an arm pivotably attached to the shim top. A standard small probe passes through the shim along guides on the chassis and measures the distance between the exterior of the chassis and the boundary. By summing the measurements on each side of the chassis and the width of the chassis, the dimension of the space can be determined to within 0.001 inches.

  12. Photovoltaic battery & charge controller market & applications survey. An evaluation of the photovoltaic system market for 1995

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    Hammond, R.L.; Turpin, J.F.; Corey, G.P. [and others] [and others

    1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under the sponsorship of the Department of Energy, Office of Utility Technologies, the Battery Analysis and Evaluation Department and the Photovoltaic System Assistance Center of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) initiated a U.S. industry-wide PV Energy Storage System Survey. Arizona State University (ASU) was contracted by SNL in June 1995 to conduct the survey. The survey included three separate segments tailored to: (a) PV system integrators, (b) battery manufacturers, and (c) PV charge controller manufacturers. The overall purpose of the survey was to: (a) quantify the market for batteries shipped with (or for) PV systems in 1995, (b) quantify the PV market segments by battery type and application for PV batteries, (c) characterize and quantify the charge controllers used in PV systems, (d) characterize the operating environment for energy storage components in PV systems, and (e) estimate the PV battery market for the year 2000. All three segments of the survey were mailed in January 1996. This report discusses the purpose, methodology, results, and conclusions of the survey.

  13. Control System Applicable Use Assessment of the Secure Computing Corporation - Secure Firewall (Sidewinder)

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    Hadley, Mark D.; Clements, Samuel L.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Battelle’s National Security & Defense objective is, “applying unmatched expertise and unique facilities to deliver homeland security solutions. From detection and protection against weapons of mass destruction to emergency preparedness/response and protection of critical infrastructure, we are working with industry and government to integrate policy, operational, technological, and logistical parameters that will secure a safe future”. In an ongoing effort to meet this mission, engagements with industry that are intended to improve operational and technical attributes of commercial solutions that are related to national security initiatives are necessary. This necessity will ensure that capabilities for protecting critical infrastructure assets are considered by commercial entities in their development, design, and deployment lifecycles thus addressing the alignment of identified deficiencies and improvements needed to support national cyber security initiatives. The Secure Firewall (Sidewinder) appliance by Secure Computing was assessed for applicable use in critical infrastructure control system environments, such as electric power, nuclear and other facilities containing critical systems that require augmented protection from cyber threat. The testing was performed in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Electric Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC). The Secure Firewall was tested in a network configuration that emulates a typical control center network and then evaluated. A number of observations and recommendations are included in this report relating to features currently included in the Secure Firewall that support critical infrastructure security needs.

  14. Application of Odor Sensors to Ore Sorting and Mill Feed Control

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    Michael G. Nelson

    2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Control of the feed provided to mineral processing facilities is a continuing challenge. Much effort is currently being devoted to overcoming these problems. These projects are usually described under the general headings of Mine-to-Mill Integration or Mine-Mill Optimization. It should be possible to combine the knowledge of ore type, mineralogy, and other characteristics (located in the mine modeling system), with the advanced capabilities of state-of-the-art mill control systems, to achieve an improved level of control in mineral processing that will allow optimization of the mill processes on an almost real-time basis. This is not happening because mill feed it is often treated as a uniform material, when in reality it varies in composition and characteristics. An investigation was conducted to assess the suitability of odor sensors for maintaining traceability in ore production and processing. Commercially available sensors are now used in food processing, environmental monitoring, and other applications and can detect the presence of very small amounts (0.1-500 ppm) of some molecules. An assortment of such molecules could be used to ''tag'' blocks of ore as they are mined, according to their respective characteristics. Then, as the ore came into the mill, an array of ''electronic noses'' could be used to assess its characteristics in real time. It was found that the Cyranose 320{trademark}, a commercially available odor sensor, can easily distinguish among samples of rock marked with almond, cinnamon, citronella, lemon, and orange oils. Further, the sensor could detect mixtures of rocks marked with various combinations of these oils. Treatment of mixtures of galena and silica with odorant compounds showed no detrimental effects on flotation response in laboratory tests. Additional work is recommended to determine how this concept can be extended to the marking of large volumes of materials.

  15. An Overview of Proportional plus Integral plus Derivative Control and Suggestions for Its Successful Application and Implementation

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    Sellers, D.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An Overview of Proportional plus Integral plus Derivative Control and Suggestions for Its Successful Application and Implementation By: David Sellers, Senior Engineer, Portland Energy Conservation Inc, Portland, Oregon ABSTRACT PID control loops... for the conference were sent to the printer. Interested parties can obtain an electronic or hard copy of the paper by contacting the author at: Dsellers@peci.org www.peci.org Phone: - 503-248-4636 extension 224 Mailing address through August 3, 2001 Portland Energy...

  16. SYSTEMATIC CONTROL AND APPLICATION FOR 7 DOF UPPER-LIMB EXOSKELETON

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    Kim, Hyunchul

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the human-robot interaction in various application area suchhuman and its application to the robot inverse kinematics[5,its possible application to the wearable robot due to the

  17. 2005 International Conference on Wireless Networks, Communications and Mobile Computing Optimal Power Control for Multiple Access Channel

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    Chen, Rong-Rong

    Power Control for Multiple Access Channel with Peak and Average Power Constraints Rong-Rong Chen}I@ece.utah.edu Abstract- In this paper, we study optimal power control for multiple access channel with peak and average and the receiver. We characterize the structures of the optimal power control policy and show that the optimal

  18. August 30, 2000 In Proceedings of the MC2000. An International Conference on Advanced Monte Carlo PNNL-SA-33487 for Radiation Physics, Particle Transport Simulation and Applications

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    Duncan, James S.

    PNNL-SA-33487 for Radiation Physics, Particle Transport Simulation and Applications 23-26 October, 2000 Laboratory (PNNL) is developing new software to estimate tumor control probabilities (TCPs) using three. To improve tumor response modeling, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing new

  19. An effective procedure for internal accounting and control for a data processing center acting the capacity of a revolving fund

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    Anderson, Edward Burner

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    chairman, for his kind and thoughtful assistance and to Mr. Robert L. Smith, Jr. , Director, Data Processing Center, for his guidance and forbearance during the course of this research. He further wishes to thank Lt. Fredric O'Byrne for coding...'k* ll, R. M. ? H l, l. H. , G l ~A, R' k d D. Irwin, Inc. , 1964. 2. International Business Machines Corporation, IBM 7090/7094 IBSYS 0 eratin S stem Version 13 S stem Monitor IBSYS 3. International Business Machines Corporation, IBM 7094 Princi les...

  20. A Bottom-Up Approach to Verification of Hybrid Model-Based Hierarchical Controllers with application to Underwater Vehicles

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    Kumar, Ratnesh

    A Bottom-Up Approach to Verification of Hybrid Model-Based Hierarchical Controllers with application to Underwater Vehicles M. O'Connor, S. Tangirala, R. Kumar, S. Bhattacharyya, M. Sznaier and L.E. Holloway Abstract -- We present a systematic method of verification for a hierarchical hybrid system

  1. Controlled oxidation of FeCo magnetic nanoparticles to produce faceted FeCo/ferrite nanocomposites for rf heating applications

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    Laughlin, David E.

    Controlled oxidation of FeCo magnetic nanoparticles to produce faceted FeCo/ferrite nanocomposites XRD and TEM showed MNPs to have a thin ferrite shell. Nanopowders were isochronally annealed and oxidation products in FeCo/ferrite nanocomposite materials and their influence on applications.4 We report

  2. Applications of Ripple Correlation Control of Electric Machinery J. R. Wells, P. L. Chapman,P. T. Krein

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    Chapman, Patrick

    correlation control technique including RMS stator current, input power to the inverter, and motor power problems in electric machinery lend themselves to RCC including minimization of RMS stator current, input bound [6]. This paper will present 'several examples of-the application of this RCC process to electric

  3. Controlled Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Application to CNT-Si Heterojunction Solar Cells

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    Controlled Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Application to CNT-Si Heterojunction Solar assembly of SWNTs for SWNT-Si heterojunction solar cells will be discussed. We found the reversible to be encapsulated diatomic N2 molecules interior of SWNTs with the content of 1 at %. We address that the nitrogen

  4. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBUST AND NONLINEAR CONTROL Int. J. Robust Nonlinear Control 2002; 12:207242 (DOI: 10.1002/rnc.683)

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    How, Jonathan P.

    challenges. This paper presents fuel/time-optimal control algorithms for a co-ordination and control-line to analyse various aspects of the mission design and in real time as part of an onboard autonomous formation, and monitoring of the distributed vehicles in the cluster will be required to achieve the stringent payload

  5. International Atomic Energy Agency specialists meeting on experience in ageing, maintenance, and modernization of instrumentation and control systems for improving nuclear power plant availability

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    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the proceedings of the Specialist`s Meeting on Experience in Aging, Maintenance and Modernization of Instrumentation and Control Systems for Improving Nuclear Power Plant Availability that was held at the Ramada Inn in Rockville, Maryland on May 5--7, 1993. The Meeting was presented in cooperation with the Electric Power Research Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the International Atomic Energy Agency. There were approximately 65 participants from 13 countries at the Meeting. Individual reports have been cataloged separately.

  6. Field application of a genetically engineered microorganism for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon bioremediation process monitoring and control

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    Sayler, G.S.; Cox, C.D.; Ripp, S.; Nivens, D.E.; Werner, C.; Ahn, Y.; Matrubutham, U. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Burlage, R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Environmental Sciences Div.

    1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On October 30, 1996, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commenced the first test release of genetically engineered microorganisms (GEMs) for use in bioremediation. The specific objectives of the investigation were multifaceted and include (1) testing the hypothesis that a GEM can be successfully introduced and maintained in a bioremediation process, (2) testing the concept of using, at the field scale, reporter organisms for direct bioremediation process monitoring and control, and (3) acquiring data that can be used in risk assessment decision making and protocol development for future field release applications of GEMs. The genetically engineered strain under investigation is Pseudomonas fluorescens strain HK44 (King et al., 1990). The original P. fluorescens parent strain was isolated from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contaminated manufactured gas plant soil. Thus, this bacterium is able to biodegrade naphthalene (as well as other substituted naphthalenes and other PAHs) and is able to function as a living bioluminescent reporter for the presence of naphthalene contamination, its bioavailability, and the functional process of biodegradation. A unique component of this field investigation was the availability of an array of large subsurface soil lysimeters. This article describes the experience associated with the release of a genetically modified microorganism, the lysimeter facility and its associated instrumentation, as well as representative data collected during the first eighteen months of operation.

  7. EPICS : input / output controller (IOC) application developer's guide. EPICS release 3.12 specific documentation.[Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System

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    Kraimer, M. R.

    2002-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the core software that resides in an Input/Output Controller (IOC), one of the major components of EPICS. EPICS consists of a set of software components and tools that Application Developers use to create a control system. The basic components are: OPI--Operator Interface. This is a UNIX based workstation which can run various EPICS tools; IOC--Input/Output Controller. This is a VME/VXI based chassis containing a processor, various I/O modules and VME modules that provide access to other I/O buses such as GPIB; and LAN--Local Area Network. This is the communication network which allows the IOCs and OPIs to communicate. EPICS provides a software component, Channel Access, which provides network transparent communication between a Channel Access client and an arbitrary number of Channel Access servers. This report is intended for anyone developing EPICS IOC databases and/or new record/device/driver support.

  8. On the neutron noise diagnostics of Pressurized Water Reactor control rod vibrations. Application at a power plant

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    Pazsit, I. (Studsvik Energiteknik AB, S-611 82 Nykoping (SE)); Glockler, O. (Univ. of Tennessee, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Knoxville, TN (US))

    1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the first two papers of this series, a complete algorithm was elaborated and tested for the diagnostics of vibrating control rods in pressurized water reactors (PWRs). Although the method was thoroughly tested in numerical experiments where even the effects of background noise were accounted for, the influence of the several approximations regarding the underlying neutron physical and mechanical model of the applicability of the method in real applications could not be properly estimated. In August 1985, in-core self-powered neutron detector spectra taken at Paks-2, a PWR in Hungary, indicated the presence of an excessively vibrating control rod. With these measured noise data as input, the previously reported localization algorithm was applied in its original form. The algorithm singled out one control rod out of the possible seven, and independent investigations performed before and during the subsequent refueling showed the correctness of the localization results. It is therefore concluded that, at least in this particular application, the approximations used in the model were allowable in a case of practical interest. The algorithm was developed further to facilitate the automatization and reliability of the localization procedure. These developments and the experiences in the application of the algorithm are reported in this paper.

  9. P.J. Antsaklis, "Hybrid and Supervisory Control Systems in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles," First International Workshop on A utonomous U nderwater V ehicles f o r S hallow W aters a nd C oastal

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    P.J. Antsaklis, "Hybrid and Supervisory Control Systems in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles," First, "Hybrid and Supervisory Control Systems in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles," First International Workshop , pp. 135-139, Lafayette, Louisiana, February 17-19, 1998. #12;P.J. Antsaklis, "Hybrid and Supervisory

  10. Optimization Online - Applications — Science and Engineering ...

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    Applications — Science and Engineering Submissions - 2007. January 2007. Control Applications ... Processor Speed Control with Thermal Constraints

  11. International Journal of Computers, Systems and Signals, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2004 17 AN ADAPTIVE IMPEDANCE CONTROL SCHEME FOR

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    Ge, Shuzhi Sam

    adaptive control law. In [9], the desired impedance was treated as the dynamic model of a plant driven, nn RqqC × ),( is the coriolis and centrifugal force matrix, n RqG )( is the gravitational force, n R

  12. Skinner-Rusk Unified Formalism for Optimal Control Systems and Applications

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    M. Barbero-Liñan; A. Echeverria-Enriquez; D. Martin de Diego; M. C. Muñoz-Lecanda; N. Roman-Roy

    2007-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A geometric approach to time-dependent optimal control problems is proposed. This formulation is based on the Skinner and Rusk formalism for Lagrangian and Hamiltonian systems. The corresponding unified formalism developed for optimal control systems allows us to formulate geometrically the necessary conditions given by Pontryagin's Maximum Principle, provided that the differentiability with respect to controls is assumed and the space of controls is open. Furthermore, our method is also valid for implicit optimal control systems and, in particular, for the so-called descriptor systems (optimal control problems including both differential and algebraic equations).

  13. FRAMEWORK AND APPLICATION FOR MODELING CONTROL ROOM CREW PERFORMANCE AT NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

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    Ronald L Boring; David I Gertman; Tuan Q Tran; Brian F Gore

    2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper summarizes an emerging project regarding the utilization of high-fidelity MIDAS simulations for visualizing and modeling control room crew performance at nuclear power plants. The key envisioned uses for MIDAS-based control room simulations are: (i) the estimation of human error associated with advanced control room equipment and configurations, (ii) the investigative determination of contributory cognitive factors for risk significant scenarios involving control room operating crews, and (iii) the certification of reduced staffing levels in advanced control rooms. It is proposed that MIDAS serves as a key component for the effective modeling of cognition, elements of situation awareness, and risk associated with human performance in next generation control rooms.

  14. Optimal Waterflood Management under Geologic Uncertainty Using Rate Control: Theory and Field Applications

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    Alhuthali, Ahmed Humaid H.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Waterflood optimization via rate control is receiving increased interest because of rapid developments in the smart well completions and I-field technology. The use of inflow control valves (ICV) allows us to optimize the production/injection rates...

  15. Engineering control of eukaryotic translation with application to the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

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    Goldfless, Stephen J. (Stephen Jacob)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimenter control of target gene expression is a fundamental component of molecular biology research. In many systems, tools exist that allow generalizable control of gene expression at the transcriptional or ...

  16. Application Study of the Pump Water Flow Station for Building Energy Consumption Monitoring and Control Optimization 

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    Liu, G.; Liu, M.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the load requirement. Unfortunately, this method can not be applied to the systems using the pneumatic controller. Another difficulty of this control approach is that the valve position data is often unreliable. The valve could be stuck open...

  17. Control Barrier Function Based Quadratic Programs with Application to Bipedal Robotic Walking

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    Hsu, Shao-Chen

    2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    that can be explicitly derived. To demonstrate these formal results, they are applied in the context of bipedal robotic walking. Physical constraints, e.g., joint limits, are represented by control barrier functions and unified with control objectives...

  18. Application Study of the Pump Water Flow Station for Building Energy Consumption Monitoring and Control Optimization

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    Liu, G.; Liu, M.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a new building energy monitoring and pump speed control method. The pump speed is controlled to maintain the system resistance at an optimized value to approach the best pump efficiency and save pump power. The system resistance...

  19. Application of STPA to the integration of multiple control systems : a case study and new approach

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    Placke, Matthew Seth

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new approach for analyzing multiple control systems within the STPA framework has been developed and demonstrated. The new approach meets the growing need of system engineers to analyze integrated control systems, that ...

  20. International Conference on Ground Control in Mining SDPS for Windows: An Integrated Approach to Ground Deformation Prediction

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    application to a number of case studies. The package now exploits all the benefits of the Microsoft Windows features advanced calibration routines to handle predictions over specific regions. The case studies through the statistical analysis of data from a number of case studies (VPI & SU, 1987 & 1999; Karmis et

  1. International Workshop on Structural Control, Columbia University, New York, June 2004. Networked Sensing for Structural Health Monitoring

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    Govindan, Ramesh

    . Networked Sensing for Structural Health Monitoring John Caffrey, Ramesh Govindan, Erik Johnson, Bhaskar networked sensing for structural health monitoring applications. The vision is of many low-power sensor and algorithms for distributed wireless sensor/actuator structural health monitoring networks. INTRODUCTION

  2. Nonparametric Identification of Linearizations and Uncertainty using Gaussian Process Models Application to Robust Wheel Slip Control

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    Williamson, John

    models, taking into account their uncertainty. The approach is applied to a simulated wheel slip control task illustrating controller development based on a nonparametric model of the unknown friction of the nonlinear models' derivatives. I. INTRODUCTION Robust control is a fairly mature field, in particular

  3. MODELING INSTABILITY IN THE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR HUMAN RESPIRATION: APPLICATIONS TO INFANT NON-REM

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    , the respiratory control system varies the ventila- tionrate inresponse to the levels ofCO2 and O2 in the body the negative feedback nature of ventilation control and CO2 regulation 43 . Quantitative studies began of CO2 regulation using control theory was given by Grodins et al in a seminal paper in 1954 37

  4. International Policy International Development

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    Watson, Andrew

    Research Strategy 2006-2009 International Policy Energy Adaptation International Development Coasts Change Research. Our strategy builds upon our previous work on integrated assessment, energy, adaptation of time. In this spirit, the Centre reconfirms its vision statement: "The Tyndall Centre is the UK network

  5. This book represents a modern treatment of classical control theory and its applications. Theoretically, it is based on the state space approach, where the

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    Gajic, Zoran

    Preface This book represents a modern treatment of classical control theory and its applications algebra. Practically, it is based on the MATLAB 1 package for computer-aided control system design, so behavior of real physical control systems, which are quite often of high dimensions. The book treats

  6. PHYSICAL REVIEW A 85, 033406 (2012) Time-optimal monotonically convergent algorithm with an application to the control of spin systems

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    Salomon, Julien

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the optimization of the duration in the cost functional. We apply this new algorithm to the control of spin systems. INTRODUCTION The optimal control of quantum systems is a long-standing goal [1­3] that remains very attractive with an application to the control of spin systems M. Lapert,1 J. Salomon,2 and D. Sugny1,* 1 Laboratoire

  7. Model-independent nonlinear control algorithm with application to a liquid bridge experiment Valery Petrov,* Anders Haaning, Kurt A. Muehlner, Stephen J. Van Hook, and Harry L. Swinney

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    Texas at Austin. University of

    Model-independent nonlinear control algorithm with application to a liquid bridge experiment Valery-tension-driven convection experiment that models the float zone refining process. Control of the dynamics is achieved. A recently introduced model-independent algorithm 10 can control nonlinear systems even when the underlying

  8. Flow control techniques for real-time media applications in best-effort networks using fluid models

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    Konstantinou, Apostolos

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    at the application layer. An end-to-end ?uid model is used, including the source bu?er, the network and the destination bu?er. Traditional con- trol techniques, along with more advanced adaptive predictive control methods, are considered in order to provide... OF THE END-TO-END FLOW TRANSPORT SYSTEM : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 25 A. Source Bu?er Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 B. Network Dynamic Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 1. Time-Varying Time Delay Model...

  9. Microwave-Assisted Ignition for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency

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    DeFilippo, Anthony Cesar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    internal combustion engine applications. Advanced engines can achieve higher efficiencies and reduced emissions

  10. International Journal of Ventilation Volume 2 No 3 Application of CFD to Predict and Control Chemical and Biological

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    Zhai, John Z.

    attack, since the conventional ventilation systems are not designed for such an attack. How to design ventilation systems that can protect buildings from such an attack is an urgent issue for ventilation system are especially hazardous when they are dispersed inside of a building, where traditional ventilation systems may

  11. Bounded Control of Multiple-Delay Systems with Applications to ATM Networks*

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    to accomod* *ate applications such as e-mail. Note that the CBR and VBR service categories, a traffic, adjust their rates to* * accomodate the level availab

  12. Pore Control in Mesoporous Silica for Cargo Delivery and Sensing Applications

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    Russell, Melissa Mei-Lee

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Schubert,   U. ,   Aerogels—airy   materials:   chemistry,  Chemistry   of   aerogels   and   their   applications.  6,  7  particles, 8-­?11  aerogels, 12,  13  and  xerogels.

  13. Potential Unintended Consequences Due to Medicare’s “No Pay for Errors Rule”? A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Educational Intervention with Internal Medicine Residents

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    Mookherjee, Somnath; Vidyarthi, Arpana R.; Ranji, Sumant R.; Maselli, Judy; Wachter, Robert M.; Baron, Robert B.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Education In Internal Medicine. Accreditation Council forIntervention with Internal Medicine Residents SomnathBaron, MD, MS 1 Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital

  14. To Appear International Conference on Supercomputing (Tokyo, July 19-23, 1993). Dynamic Control of Performance Monitoring

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    Miller, Barton P.

    results from the number and speed of the CPUs and the need to collect performance data down to the loop Control of Performance Monitoring on Large Scale Parallel Systems Jeffrey K. Hollingsworth Barton P-Madison 1210 W. Dayton Street Madison, Wisconsin 53706 Abstract Performance monitoring of large scale parallel

  15. submitted to International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, JOSE, 1998 Title: Adaptive Process Control in Rubber Industry

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    Brause, R.

    : Adaptive Process Control in Rubber Industry Authors: Rüdiger W. Brause , Ulf Pietruschka Affiliation: J in rubber industry. We show that the human and economical benefits of an adaptive solution for the approximation of process parameters are very attractive. The modeling of the industrial problem is done

  16. Multirate Repetitive Control and Applications Verification of Switching Scheme by HDD and Visual Servoing

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    Fujimoto, Hiroshi

    disturbance modes, it is very difficult to reject rela- tively higher frequency modes. The reasons of this dif as the internal model. Although the sensitivity function becomes zero at the disturbance frequencies kd to assure the stability ro- bustness at the sacrifice of high-frequency disturbance rejection performance

  17. CONTROLLED GROWTH OF CARBON NANOTUBES ON CONDUCTIVE METAL SUBSTRATES FOR ENERGY STORAGE APPLICATIONS

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    Brown, P.; Engtrakul, C.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The impressive mechanical and electronic properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) make them ideally suited for use in a variety of nanostructured devices, especially in the realm of energy production and storage. In particular, vertically-aligned CNT “forests” have been the focus of increasing investigation for use in supercapacitor electrodes and as hydrogen adsorption substrates. Vertically-aligned CNT growth was attempted on metal substrates by waterassisted chemical vapor deposition (CVD). CNT growth was catalyzed by iron-molybdenum (FeMo) nanoparticle catalysts synthesized by a colloidal method, which were then spin-coated onto Inconel® foils. The substrates were loaded into a custom-built CVD apparatus, where CNT growth was initiated by heating the substrates to 750 °C under the fl ow of He, H2, C2H4 and a controlled amount of water vapor. The resultant CNTs were characterized by a variety of methods including Raman spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and the growth parameters were varied in an attempt to optimize the purity and growth yield of the CNTs. The surface area and hydrogen adsorption characteristics of the CNTs were quantifi ed by the Brunauer- Emmett-Teller (BET) and Sieverts methods, and their capacitance was measured via cyclic voltammetry. While vertically-aligned CNT growth could not be verifi ed, TEM and SEM analysis indicated that CNT growth was still obtained, resulting in multiwalled CNTs of a wide range in diameter along with some amorphous carbon impurities. These microscopy fi ndings were reinforced by Raman spectroscopy, which resulted in a G/D ratio ranging from 1.5 to 3 across different samples, suggestive of multiwalled CNTs. Changes in gas fl ow rates and water concentration during CNT growth were not found to have a discernable effect on the purity of the CNTs. The specifi c capacitance of a CNT/FeMo/Inconel® electrode was found to be 3.2 F/g, and the BET surface area of a characteristic CNT sample was measured to be 232 m2/g with a cryogenic (77K) hydrogen storage of 0.85 wt%. This level of hydrogen adsorption is slightly higher than that predicted by the Chahine rule, indicating that these CNTs may bind hydrogen more strongly than other carbonaceous materials. More work is needed to confi rm and determine the reason for increased hydrogen adsorption in these CNTs, and to test them for use as catalyst support networks. This study demonstrates the feasibility of producing CNTs for energy storage applications using water-assisted CVD.

  18. Modelling, Measurement and Control Vol. 83 | Issue3 | 2010 A General Physics and Electrical Applications

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Applications 1 Design of a Modified Ultra-Wide Band Low-Noise Amplifier (UWB.LNA) Topology with Good Linearity@ensa.ac.ma Abstract The Low-Noise Amplifier (LNA) is the first and the important building block in a radiofrequency.8 GHz to 2.4 GHz which includes a large number of standards and RF applications. The designed UWB LNA

  19. Further Results on Finite-Time Partial Stability and Stabilization. Applications to Nonlinear Control Systems

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    Jammazi, Chaker [Faculte des Sciences de Bizerte Departement de Mathematiques Laboratoire LIM Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie (Tunisia)

    2009-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper gives Lyapunov type sufficient conditions for partial finite-time and asymptotic stability in which some state variables converge to zero while the rest converge to constant values that possibly depend on the initial conditions. The paper then presents partially asymptotically stabilizing controllers for many nonlinear control systems for which continuous asymptotically stabilizing (in the usual sense) controllers are known not to exist.

  20. Modeling and control of thin film surface morphology: application to thin film solar cells

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    Huang, Jianqiao

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    rate profile. Chemical Engineering Science, 67:101–110,Feedback Control. Chemical Engineering Science, submitted.Monte-Carlo Model. Chemical Engineering Science, 66, 5955-

  1. Electrospun Carbon Nanofiber Webs with Controlled Density of States for Sensor Applications

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    Mao, Xianwen

    Electrospun carbon nanofiber (CNF) webs with controlled density of states (DOS) are synthesized through varying the carbonization conditions to manipulate the concentration of nanosized graphite domains. These materials ...

  2. Use of international data sets to evaluate and validate pathway assessment models applicable to exposure and dose reconstruction at DOE facilities. Progress report, March--May 1994

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    Anspaugh, L.R.; Hendrickson, S.M. [eds.] [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Hoffman, F.O. [Senes Oak Ridge, Inc., TN (United States). Center for Risk Analysis

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The project described in this report was the result of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the US and the former-USSR following the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Unit 4. A joint program was established to improve the safety of nuclear power plants and to understand the implications of environmental releases. The task of Working Group 7 was ``to develop jointly methods to project rapidly the health effects of any future nuclear reactor accident.`` The current objective of this project is to evaluate and validate pathway-assessment models applicable to exposure and dose reconstruction at DOE facilities through use of international data sets. This project incorporates data used for the prediction of radionuclide transfer through agricultural and aquatic systems to humans. It also includes participation in two multinational studies, BIOMOVS (Biospheric Model Validation Study) with the Swedish National Institute for Radiation Protection and VAMP (Validation of Model Predictions) with the International Atomic Energy Agency, that address testing the performance of models of radionuclide transport through foodchains. In the future, this project will be considered separately from the Chernobyl Studies Project and the essential activities of former Task 7.1D will be folded within the broader umbrella of the BIOMOVS and VAMP projects. The Working Group Leader of Task 7.1D will continue to provide oversight for this project.

  3. Time optimal quantum control of two-qubit systems

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    Bin Li; Zu-Huan Yu; Shao-Ming Fei; XianQing Li-Jost

    2013-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the optimal quantum control of heteronuclear two-qubit systems described by a Hamiltonian containing both nonlocal internal drift and local control terms. We derive an explicit formula to compute the minimum time required to steer the system from an initial state to a specified final state. As applications the minimal time to implement Controlled-NOT gate, SWAP gate and Controlled-U gate is calculated in detail. The experimental realizations of these quantum gates are explicitly presented.

  4. PROCESS DESIGN AND CONTROL Steady-State Operational Degrees of Freedom with Application to Refrigeration

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    regarding control of LNG plants,7,8 but they consider the dynamic performance and controllability rather, that the subsequent operation of LNG plants has been less studied. This is a bit surprising considering the large than the optimal steady-state operation. Zaim9 looked into dynamic optimization of a plant with several

  5. Applications of Probabilistic Graphical Models to Diagnosis and Control of Autonomous Vehicles

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    the performancesof unmanned underwater vehicles were identified in terms of safety for the system itself as well problems of di- agnosis and control of ground and underwater robotic vehicles. In particular, we describe how battery monitoring and control problems related to an underwater and a ground vehicle are solved

  6. MODELING INSTABILITY IN THE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR HUMAN RESPIRATION: APPLICATIONS TO INFANT NONREM

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    the ventila­ tion rate in response to the levels of CO 2 and O 2 in the body. Models of the respiratory theory of the control of ventilation in 1946 [33]. The first dynamic model of CO 2 regulation using of ventilation control and CO 2 regulation [43]. Quantitative studies began with Gray and his multiple factor

  7. Applications for Change or Transfer of Control of Authorizations to Import or Export Natural Gas

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Applicants for authorization to import or export natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), apply on behalf of a given entity, whose corporate structure and place of business is detailed...

  8. Bounded Control of Multiple-Delay Systems with Applications to ATM Networks

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    ) which uses any leftover capacity to accomod* *ate applications such as e-mail. Note that the CBR of the network. The ABR sources on the other hand, adjust their rates to* * accomodate the level available after

  9. Bounded Control of Multiple-Delay Systems with Applications to ATM Networks

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    . The unspecified bit rate (UBR) which uses any leftover capacity to accomodate applications such as e-mail. Note required to guarantee an MCR and an PCR, and thus can adjust their rates to accomodate the level available

  10. Bounded Control of MultipleDelay Systems with Applications to ATM Networks \\Lambda

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    leftover capacity to accomodate applications such as e­mail. \\Lambda This work has been supported and an PCR, and thus can adjust their rates to accomodate the level available after all CBR and VBR traffi

  11. Introduction to smart materials and their applications to structural health monitoring and control

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    system: energy supply & management, energy harvesting Research Objectives for Smart StructurePage 1 Introduction to smart materials and their applications to structural health monitoring making, prediction, signal processing, structural health monitoring Senses: mechanical, acoustic, optical

  12. WORKFLOW SIMULATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

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    Thomborson, Clark

    WORKFLOW SIMULATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE Qiang Dong Supervised by Professor Clark Thomborson's competitive world. International trade has received some academic attention as an application of Business Process Reengineering. A major issue in international trade is due to problems pertaining to mutual

  13. Application of a Plantwide Control Design Procedure to a Distillation Column with Heat Pump

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    (Larsson & Skogestad 2001) to a distillation column heat-integrated by using a heatpump. Top-down analysis) and apply it to a distillation column with heatpump. Plantwide control design should start by formulating

  14. Diagnosis and assessment of operations control interventions : framework and applications to a high frequency metro line

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    Carrel, André, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Service control, the task of implementing the timetable in daily operations on a metro line, plays a key role in service delivery, as it determines the quality of the service as provided to passengers. This thesis proposes ...

  15. Humanseat : semi-wearable seating concepts for vehicle control, medical, and wellbeing applications

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    Künzler, Patrik A. (Patrik Alwin)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores how natural bodily movements can be translated into a control interface for vehicles. Focusing on the car, our goal is to increase human performance and wellbeing while eliminating the traditionally ...

  16. Published in IET Control Theory and Applications Received on 15th July 2008

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    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of New Mexico ­ UNM, MSC01 1100 1, Albuquerque, NM distributed control and interconnected systems. To illustrate the usefulness of NCSs one can cite

  17. A microfluidic device to control bio actuators of microorganisms, an application to Vorticella convallaria

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    Matsudaira, Paul T.

    We demonstrate a microfluidic device to control the motion of Vorticella convallaria by changing solution. Floating cells of V. convallaria were injected and cultured inside the device. Approximately 35 cells of V. convallaria ...

  18. Hanford Internal Dosimetry Project manual. Revision 1

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    Carbaugh, E.H.; Bihl, D.E.; MacLellan, J.A.; Long, M.P.

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the Hanford Internal Dosimetry Project, as it is administered by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in support of the US Department of Energy and its Hanford contractors. Project services include administrating the bioassay monitoring program, evaluating and documenting assessment of potential intakes and internal dose, ensuring that analytical laboratories conform to requirements, selecting and applying appropriate models and procedures for evaluating radionuclide deposition and the resulting dose, and technically guiding and supporting Hanford contractors in matters regarding internal dosimetry. Specific chapters deal with the following subjects: practices of the project, including interpretation of applicable DOE Orders, regulations, and guidance into criteria for assessment, documentation, and reporting of doses; assessment of internal dose, including summary explanations of when and how assessments are performed; recording and reporting practices for internal dose; selection of workers for bioassay monitoring and establishment of type and frequency of bioassay measurements; capability and scheduling of bioassay monitoring services; recommended dosimetry response to potential internal exposure incidents; quality control and quality assurance provisions of the program.

  19. annual international greening: Topics by E-print Network

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 de Doncker, Elise 4 INTERNAL AUDIT ACTIVITY ANNUAL REPORT Engineering Websites Summary: management, control, and...

  20. Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and Monte Carlo 2013 (SNA + MC 2013) La Cit des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris, France, October 27-31, 2013

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    Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and Monte Carlo 2013 (SNA are expected to operate at temperatures exceeding 350°C, and possibly approaching 750°C, there is a genuine recoil atom is transferred, through interatomic interactions, to the local environment of the recoil atom

  1. Dislocations, Plasticity and Metal Forming: Proceedings of PLASTICITY'03: The Tenth International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, A.A. Khan, R. Kazmi and J. Zhou (eds.). Maryland: NEAT Press.

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    Aubertin, Michel

    Dislocations, Plasticity and Metal Forming: Proceedings of PLASTICITY'03: The Tenth International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, A.A. Khan, R. Kazmi and J. Zhou (eds.). Maryland: NEAT Press. 570 A UNIFIED MULTIAXIAL FORMULATION TO DESCRIBE YIELDING, PLASTIC POTENTIAL, AND LIMIT STATES

  2. Application of copper vapour lasers for controlling activity of uranium isotopes

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    Barmina, E V; Sukhov, I A; Lepekhin, N M; Priseko, Yu S; Filippov, V G; Simakin, Aleksandr V; Shafeev, Georgii A

    2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Beryllium nanoparticles are generated upon ablation of a beryllium target in water by a copper vapour laser. The average size of single crystalline nanoparticles is 12 nm. Ablation of a beryllium target in aqueous solutions of uranyl chloride leads to a significant (up to 50 %) decrease in the gamma activity of radionuclides of the uranium-238 and uranium-235 series. Data on the recovery of the gamma activity of these nuclides to new steady-state values after laser irradiation are obtained. The possibility of application of copper vapour lasers for radioactive waste deactivation is discussed. (laser applications and other topics in quantum electronics)

  3. The effectiveness of five scheduled applications of insecticides to grain sorghum for control of the sorghum midge, Contarinia sorghicola (Coq.)

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    Whitten, Chandler James

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the effec- tiveness of th applicatior of each of seven insecticides, approved o pending approval for use on grain sorghum, at each of' five treat ent schedules. These schedules represented a def'nite growth stage of the grain head after emer ence from... of applications of insecticides to grain sorghum for control of the sorghum midge. Evaluation of each timing schedule was based on the stage of growth or extrusion of the sorghum grain head from the boot of the plant. Also, the importance of one and two...

  4. Trends in Energy Management Technology - Part 4: Review ofAdvanced Applications in Energy Management, Control, and InformationSystems

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    Yee, Gaymond; Webster, Tom

    2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this article, the fourth in a series, we provide a review of advanced applications in Energy Management, Control, and Information Systems (EMCIS). The available features for these products are summarized and analyzed with regard to emerging trends in EMCIS and potential benefits to the Federal sector. The first article [1] covered enabling technologies for emerging energy management systems. The second article [2] serves as a basic reference for building control system (BCS) networking fundamentals and includes an assessment of current approaches to open communications. The third article [3] evaluated several products that exemplify the current state of practice in EMCIS. It is important for energy managers in the Federal sector to have a high level of knowledge and understanding of these complex energy management systems. This series of articles provides energy practitioners with some basic informational and educational tools to help make decisions relative to energy management systems design, specification, procurement, and energy savings potential.

  5. Ground Control | EMSL

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    Ground Control Ground Control Released: April 22, 2015 EMSL scientists develop new methods to dig deeper into soil organic matter International Year of the Soils Under our feet...

  6. The Elav-like protein HuR exerts translational control of viral internal ribosome entry sites

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    Rivas-Aravena, Andrea; Ramdohr, Pablo; Vallejos, Maricarmen; Valiente-Echeverria, Fernando [Laboratorio de Virologia Molecular, Instituto Milenio de Inmunologia e Inmunoterapia, Jeune Equipe Associee a l'IRD, Centro de Investigaciones Medicas, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Marcoleta 391, Santiago (Chile); Dormoy-Raclet, Virginie [Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Rodriguez, Felipe [Centro de Regulacion Celular y Patologia, J. V. Luco e Instituto Milenio de Biologia Fundamental y Aplicada, MIFAB, Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago (Chile); Pino, Karla; Holzmann, Cristian [Laboratorio de Virologia Molecular, Instituto Milenio de Inmunologia e Inmunoterapia, Jeune Equipe Associee a l'IRD, Centro de Investigaciones Medicas, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Marcoleta 391, Santiago (Chile); Huidobro-Toro, J. Pablo [Centro de Regulacion Celular y Patologia, J. V. Luco e Instituto Milenio de Biologia Fundamental y Aplicada, MIFAB, Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago (Chile); Gallouzi, Imed-Eddine [Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Lopez-Lastra, Marcelo, E-mail: malopez@med.puc.c [Laboratorio de Virologia Molecular, Instituto Milenio de Inmunologia e Inmunoterapia, Jeune Equipe Associee a l'IRD, Centro de Investigaciones Medicas, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Marcoleta 391, Santiago (Chile)

    2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The human embryonic-lethal abnormal vision (ELAV)-like protein, HuR, has been recently found to be involved in the regulation of protein synthesis. In this study we show that HuR participates in the translational control of the HIV-1 and HCV IRES elements. HuR functions as a repressor of HIV-1 IRES activity and acts as an activator of the HCV IRES. The effect of HuR was evaluated in three independent experimental systems, rabbit reticulocyte lysate, HeLa cells, and Xenopus laevis oocytes, using both overexpression and knockdown approaches. Furthermore, results suggest that HuR mediated regulation of HIV-1 and HCV IRESes does not require direct binding of the protein to the RNA nor does it need the nuclear translocation of the IRES-containing RNAs. Finally, we show that HuR has a negative impact on post-integration steps of the HIV-1 replication cycle. Thus, our observations yield novel insights into the role of HuR in the post-transcriptional regulation of HCV and HIV-1 gene expression.

  7. An Advanced Economizer Controller for Dual Duct Air Handling Systems - with a Case Application

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    Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    penalty, advanced economizers are developed in this paper. The application of the advanced economizer has resulted in $7,00O/yr savings in one 95,000 ft2 school building since 1993. The impacts of cold and hot deck settings on the energy consumption...

  8. Application of System-Theoretic Process Analysis to Engineered Safety Features-Component Control System

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    techniques identify. 1. Introduction Recent developments in safety-critical systems, such as nuclear powerC5.7 Application of System-Theoretic Process Analysis to Engineered Safety Features of Korea b,c Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 150 Deokjin, Yuseong Daejeon, 305-335, Republic

  9. Using Feedback Control for a Network and CPU Resource Management Application

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    Walpole, Jonathan

    allocated to the flow at each stage of the pipeline are regulated using a feedback mechanism, based on local. Multimedia and sensor-based real-time applications use a pipeline abstraction and stream information in real and other resources at each pipeline stage. (Figure 1) Figure 1. Pipeline configuration The resources

  10. Transurethral ultrasound applicators with dynamic multi-sector control for prostate thermal therapy: In vivo evaluation under MR guidance

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    Kinsey, Adam M.; Diederich, Chris J.; Rieke, Viola; Nau, William H.; Pauly, Kim Butts; Bouley, Donna; Sommer, Graham [Thermal Therapy Research Group, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 (United States) and Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco, California 94158 (United States); Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Thermal Therapy Research Group, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 (United States); Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility and performance of a multi-sectored tubular array transurethral ultrasound applicator for prostate thermal therapy, with potential to provide dynamic angular and length control of heating under MR guidance without mechanical movement of the applicator. Test configurations were fabricated, incorporating a linear array of two multi-sectored tubular transducers (7.8-8.4 MHz, 3 mm OD, 6 mm length), with three 120 deg. independent active sectors per tube. A flexible delivery catheter facilitated water cooling (100 ml min{sup -1}) within an expandable urethral balloon (35 mm longx10 mm diameter). An integrated positioning hub allows for rotating and translating the transducer assembly within the urethral balloon for final targeting prior to therapy delivery. Rotational beam plots indicate {approx}90 deg. - 100 deg. acoustic output patterns from each 120 deg. transducer sector, negligible coupling between sectors, and acoustic efficiencies between 41% and 53%. Experiments were performed within in vivo canine prostate (n=3), with real-time MR temperature monitoring in either the axial or coronal planes to facilitate control of the heating profiles and provide thermal dosimetry for performance assessment. Gross inspection of serial sections of treated prostate, exposed to TTC (triphenyl tetrazolium chloride) tissue viability stain, allowed for direct assessment of the extent of thermal coagulation. These devices created large contiguous thermal lesions (defined by 52 deg. C maximum temperature, t{sub 43}=240 min thermal dose contours, and TTC tissue sections) that extended radially from the applicator toward the border of the prostate ({approx}15 mm) during a short power application ({approx}8-16 W per active sector, 8-15 min), with {approx}200 deg. or 360 deg. sector coagulation demonstrated depending upon the activation scheme. Analysis of transient temperature profiles indicated progression of lethal temperature and thermal dose contours initially centered on each sector that coalesced within {approx}5 min to produce uniform and contiguous zones of thermal destruction between sectors, with smooth outer boundaries and continued radial propagation in time. The dimension of the coagulation zone along the applicator was well-defined by positioning and active array length. Although not as precise as rotating planar and curvilinear devices currently under development for MR-guided procedures, advantages of these multi-sectored transurethral applicators include a flexible delivery catheter and that mechanical manipulation of the device using rotational motors is not required during therapy. This multi-sectored tubular array transurethral ultrasound technology has demonstrated potential for relatively fast and reasonably conformal targeting of prostate volumes suitable for the minimally invasive treatment of BPH and cancer under MR guidance, with further development warranted.

  11. Integrated Compliance Framework for Data Processing Applications

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    Vil, Jé an

    2009-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Framework for Data Processing Applications? that leverages industry best practices like the Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT), the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), the International Organization.... Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) ITIL provides a systematic approach to the management of information technology service provision. It is the only consistent and comprehensive documentation of best practice for information technology...

  12. Task-based whole-body control of humanoid robots with ZMP regulation, real-time application to a squat-like motion

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ] to track different objectives in operational space using a joint space control. Applications to humanoid's feet and (iii) joint's limit avoidance. Through the proposed study, it is shown that these tasks allow. Optimization based control relies on accurate model of the robot and his environment to compute off

  13. Appendix B. Automobile Cruise Control and Monitoring System Case Study This appendix presents an application of the proof-of-concept prototype, CODA,

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    Mills, Kevin

    Appendix B. Automobile Cruise Control and Monitoring System Case Study This appendix presents an application of the proof-of-concept prototype, CODA, described in Chapter 10, to an automobile cruise control inferences about the terminators. Second, some of the elements in the diagram are named 1 The automobile

  14. Application of an exact model matching technique to coupled-core nuclear reactor control

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    Tzafestas, S.G.; Chrysochoides, N.G.; Rokkos, K.

    1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this Note the control problem of linearized coupled-core multivariable nuclear reactors is treated by using a recent exact model matching technique in the frequency domain. The case of state feedback control is first considered and then the results are used where only the output variables of the reactor are available for feedback. A numerical example of a three coupled-core nuclear reactor model with one delayed neutron group for each core and short neutron travel time between cores is included.

  15. Control of Natural Gas Catalytic Partial Oxidation for Hydrogen Generation in Fuel Cell Applications1

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    Peng, Huei

    Control of Natural Gas Catalytic Partial Oxidation for Hydrogen Generation in Fuel Cell the anode field of fuel cell stack is considered. The first reactor that generates the majority in the fuel cell anode and (ii) the temperature of the catalytic partial oxidation reactor during transient

  16. Application of Finite-Time Stability Concepts to the Control of ATM Networks

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    Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA. §C. Cosentino is with the Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica a sufficient condition guar- anteeing that the state of system given by the interconnection of system (1 guarantees that the interconnection of system (1) with the controller (2) x(k + 1) = (A + BK)x(k) (3

  17. Statistical-Learning Control of Multiple-Delay Systems with Applications to ATM Networks

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    Author: C. T. Abdallah is with the Department of EECE, Univer- sity of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 is with the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA. E-mail: vlad are uncertain, one is faced with the challenging problem of trying to control a large, interconnected network

  18. Statistical-Learning Control of Multiple-Delay Systems with Applications to ATM Networks

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    : C. T. Abdallah is with the Department of EECE, Univer- sity of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 is with the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA. E-mail: vlad are uncertain, one is faced with the challenging problem of trying to control a large, interconnected network

  19. Symbolic Quality Control for Multimedia Applications Jacques Combaz, Jean-Claude Fernandez, Joseph Sifakis, Loic Strus

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    Sifakis, Joseph

    schedules. We present experimental results including the implementation of the method and benchmarks for an MPEG4 video encoder. The benchmarks show drastic performance improvement for controlled quality dynamics and static resource reservation. This approach is applied whenever a system's correctness means

  20. Developing microbeplant interactions for applications in plant-growth promotion and disease control,

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    Chen, Wilfred

    and disease control, production of useful compounds, remediation and carbon sequestration Cindy H. Wu,1-growth promotion, biocontrol, bioactive compound and biomaterial production, remediation and carbon sequestration economical (Anderson et al., 1993). Carbon sequestration through plant­rhizosphere processes is a potentially

  1. Flow control of real-time unicast multimedia applications in best-effort networks

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    Bhattacharya, Aninda

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    of the inherent conservative nature of the congestion avoidance schemes of Transmis- sion Control Protocol (TCP). The e®ects of uncontrolled °ows on the Internet have not yet been felt because UDP tra±c frequently constitutes only » 20% of the total Internet tra...

  2. OPTIMAL CONTROL OF PARTIALLY MISCIBLE TWO-PHASE FLOW WITH APPLICATIONS TO SUBSURFACE CO2 SEQUESTRATION

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    Ulbrich, Michael

    control problems that are governed by multiphase multicomponent flow in porous media. The concrete in porous media. The objective is, e.g., to maximize the amount of trapped CO2 in an underground reservoir/FV methods for multiphase multicomponent flows in porous media we refer to [11] and references therein

  3. Software tools for developing parallel applications. Part 2: Interactive control and performance tuning

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    Brown, J. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Geist, A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Computer Science and Mathematics Div.; Pancake, C. [Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States). Dept. of Computer Science; Rover, D. [Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper continues the discussion of parallel tool support with an overview of the current state of tools for runtime control and performance tuning. Each is discussed in terms of the programmer needs addressed, the extent to which representative current tools meet those needs, and what new levels of tool support are important if parallel computing is to become more widespread.

  4. Noise reduction control strategy of a permanent magnet synchronous machine for vehicle applications

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    Doolittle, Randy Gene

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Figure 2.1 Single Pole of a Ten Pole PMSM Similar to the Investigated Machine............................................................................................. 13 Figure 2.2 Use of Available Parameters to Build a Triangle Based... prevalence of the PMSM as the machine of choice for traction motor applications, the author chose to research a topic which concentrated on this machine and its corresponding ASD platform. Through previous coursework, the author has learned...

  5. annual international aircraft: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Websites Summary: APPLICATION FORM UMASS Amherst 84th Annual International Winter School for Turf Managers January 5 why they want to attend Winter School. International...

  6. EPICS Input/Output Controller (IOC) application developer`s guide. APS Release 3.12

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    Kraimer, M.R.

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the core software that resides in an Input/Output Controller (IOC), one of the major components of EPICS. The basic components are: (OPI) Operator Interface; this is a UNIX based workstation which can run various EPICS tools; (IOC) Input/Output Controller; this is a VME/VXI based chassis containing a Motorola 68xxx processor, various I/O modules, and VME modules that provide access to other I/O buses such as GPIB, (LAN), Local Area Network; and this is the communication network which allows the IOCs and OPIs to communicate. Epics provides a software component, Channel Access, which provides network transparent communication between a Channel Access client and an arbitrary number of Channel Access servers.

  7. Application-aware resource control in support of network-level QOS

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    Zhu, Ye

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Case 1. Differential Equations for SUDP aud TCP 2. Derivation of Stable Conditions for SUDP and TCP System . 3. The Constrained Optimization Program . B. Network Case V PERFORMANCE EVALUATION . A. Simulation Result . l. One Flow Case . 2. Two... B 52 56 62 Page VITA vu1 LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page I Stable Drop Probability Comparison II Stable Queue Size Comparison 49 49 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page RED Drop Curve System Model . UDP and TCP Control Model . 20 Simulation...

  8. Quantum Optical Coherence: Applications in Photon Switching, Control of Spontaneous Emission and Atom Localization 

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    Yang, Shuai

    2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.2 The combined cavity-cold atoms system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.3 Controllable optical bistability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2...-cold-atoms system . . . . . . . . 9 2.2 The cavity photon numbers as a function of the input pump along the cavity axis. For (a) ? (c), the parameters are N = 4.8 × 104, U˜0 = 0.25, ?˜c = 1.2 × 103, ?˜ = 0.4 × 103, and (a) ?˜? = 0, (b) ?˜? = 0.1, (c) ?˜? = 0...

  9. The investigation of controlled release microchips, nanoparticles, and sirna for gene therapy in tissue engineering applications

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    Chern, Christina

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    , Mariah Hahn Committee Members, Melissa A. Grunlan James A. Silas Head of Department, Michael Pishko December 2008 Major Subject: Chemical Engineering iii ABSTRACT The Investigation of Controlled Release Microchips, Nanoparticles... guidance, supervision, encouragement, and support during my research. She has been generous with her time, knowledge, and friendship. It has been a privilege to study with her. I would also like to thank Dr. James Silas and Dr. Melissa Grunlan...

  10. Quantum Optical Coherence: Applications in Photon Switching, Control of Spontaneous Emission and Atom Localization

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    Yang, Shuai

    2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.2 The combined cavity-cold atoms system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.3 Controllable optical bistability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2...-cold-atoms system . . . . . . . . 9 2.2 The cavity photon numbers as a function of the input pump along the cavity axis. For (a) ? (c), the parameters are N = 4.8 × 104, U˜0 = 0.25, ?˜c = 1.2 × 103, ?˜ = 0.4 × 103, and (a) ?˜? = 0, (b) ?˜? = 0.1, (c) ?˜? = 0...

  11. Application of Multizone HVAC Control Using Wireless Sensor Networks and Actuating Vent Registers

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    Watts, W.; Koplow, M.; Redfern, A.; Wright, P.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on an embedded server, and temperature sensors that were distributed throughout the house. The residence is divided into four Control Zones. Zone 1 contains the downstairs living, dining, and kitchen area. Zone 2 contains the bathrooms and laundry... radiation. The temperature and humidity sensors are manufactured by Sensirion, models SH11 and SH15. The light sensors consist of a thermally sensitive radiation sensor (TSR) and a photosynthetic active radiation sensor, manufactured by Hamamatsu...

  12. Nonlinear power flow control applications to conventional generator swing equations subject to variable generation.

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    Robinett, Rush D., III; Wilson, David Gerald

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, the swing equations for renewable generators are formulated as a natural Hamiltonian system with externally applied non-conservative forces. A two-step process referred to as Hamiltonian Surface Shaping and Power Flow Control (HSSPFC) is used to analyze and design feedback controllers for the renewable generator system. This formulation extends previous results on the analytical verification of the Potential Energy Boundary Surface (PEBS) method to nonlinear control analysis and design and justifies the decomposition of the system into conservative and non-conservative systems to enable a two-step, serial analysis and design procedure. In particular, this approach extends the work done by developing a formulation which applies to a larger set of Hamiltonian Systems that has Nearly Hamiltonian Systems as a subset. The results of this research include the determination of the required performance of a proposed Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS)/storage device to enable the maximum power output of a wind turbine while meeting the power system constraints on frequency and phase. The FACTS/storage device is required to operate as both a generator and load (energy storage) on the power system in this design. The Second Law of Thermodynamics is applied to the power flow equations to determine the stability boundaries (limit cycles) of the renewable generator system and enable design of feedback controllers that meet stability requirements while maximizing the power generation and flow to the load. Necessary and sufficient conditions for stability of renewable generators systems are determined based on the concepts of Hamiltonian systems, power flow, exergy (the maximum work that can be extracted from an energy flow) rate, and entropy rate.

  13. Control tools for flow chemistry processing and their application to the synthesis of bromodomain inhibitors

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    Ingham, Richard Jeremy

    2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    which are used within our own laboratory (Figure 1). These systems contain pumps, switching valves and heaters within a conveniently integrated unit, and provide software tools to run computer-controlled experiments. Automation in Flow Chemistry Using... to generate acyl azides, which were then subjected to high temperature reactor coil to perform a Curtius rearrangement reaction. The drying agent cartridge (sodium sulfate) ensured that any water present in the acetonitrile solvent was removed to prevent...

  14. Cooperative Monitoring Center Occasional Paper/16: The Potential of Technology for the Control of Small Weapons: Applications in Developing Countries

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    ALTMANN, JURGEN

    2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For improving the control of small arms, technology provides many possibilities. Present and future technical means are described in several areas. With the help of sensors deployed on the ground or on board aircraft, larger areas can be monitored. Using tags, seals, and locks, important objects and installations can be safeguarded better. With modern data processing and communication systems, more information can be available, and it can be more speedily processed. Together with navigation and transport equipment, action can be taken faster and at greater range. Particular considerations are presented for cargo control at roads, seaports, and airports, for monitoring designated lines, and for the control of legal arms. By starting at a modest level, costs can be kept low, which would aid developing countries. From the menu of technologies available, systems need to be designed for the intended application and with an understanding of the local conditions. It is recommended that states start with short-term steps, such as acquiring more and better radio transceivers, vehicles, small aircraft, and personal computers. For the medium term, states should begin with experiments and field testing of technologies such as tags, sensors, and digital communication equipment.

  15. Applications for Change or Transfer of Control of Authorizations to Import

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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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed off Energy.gov. Are you0 ARRA NewslettersPartnership of the Americasfor aApplication foror Export

  16. Application of the Software as a Service Model to the Control of Complex Building Systems

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    Stadler, Michael; Donadee, Jonathan; Marnay, Chris; Mendes, Goncalo; Appen, Jan von; Megel, Oliver; Bhattacharya, Prajesh; DeForest, Nicholas; Lai, Judy

    2011-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    In an effort to create broad access to its optimization software, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), in collaboration with the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) and OSISoft, has recently developed a Software as a Service (SaaS) Model for reducing energy costs, cutting peak power demand, and reducing carbon emissions for multipurpose buildings. UC Davis currently collects and stores energy usage data from buildings on its campus. Researchers at LBNL sought to demonstrate that a SaaS application architecture could be built on top of this data system to optimize the scheduling of electricity and heat delivery in the building. The SaaS interface, known as WebOpt, consists of two major parts: a) the investment& planning and b) the operations module, which builds on the investment& planning module. The operational scheduling and load shifting optimization models within the operations module use data from load prediction and electrical grid emissions models to create an optimal operating schedule for the next week, reducing peak electricity consumption while maintaining quality of energy services. LBNL's application also provides facility managers with suggested energy infrastructure investments for achieving their energy cost and emission goals based on historical data collected with OSISoft's system. This paper describes these models as well as the SaaS architecture employed by LBNL researchers to provide asset scheduling services to UC Davis. The peak demand, emissions, and cost implications of the asset operation schedule and investments suggested by this optimization model are analysed.

  17. Application of the Software as a Service Model to the Control of Complex Building Systems

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    Stadler, Michael; Donadee, Jon; Marnay, Chris; Lai, Judy; Mendes, Goncalo; Appen, Jan von; M& #233; gel, Oliver; Bhattacharya, Prajesh; DeForest, Nicholas; Lai, Judy

    2011-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    In an effort to create broad access to its optimization software, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), in collaboration with the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) and OSISoft, has recently developed a Software as a Service (SaaS) Model for reducing energy costs, cutting peak power demand, and reducing carbon emissions for multipurpose buildings. UC Davis currently collects and stores energy usage data from buildings on its campus. Researchers at LBNL sought to demonstrate that a SaaS application architecture could be built on top of this data system to optimize the scheduling of electricity and heat delivery in the building. The SaaS interface, known as WebOpt, consists of two major parts: a) the investment& planning and b) the operations module, which builds on the investment& planning module. The operational scheduling and load shifting optimization models within the operations module use data from load prediction and electrical grid emissions models to create an optimal operating schedule for the next week, reducing peak electricity consumption while maintaining quality of energy services. LBNL's application also provides facility managers with suggested energy infrastructure investments for achieving their energy cost and emission goals based on historical data collected with OSISoft's system. This paper describes these models as well as the SaaS architecture employed by LBNL researchers to provide asset scheduling services to UC Davis. The peak demand, emissions, and cost implications of the asset operation schedule and investments suggested by this optimization model are analyzed.

  18. Method and apparatus for controlled size distribution of gel microspheres formed from aqueous dispersions. [Patent application

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    Ryon, A.D.; Haas, P.A.; Vavruska, J.S.

    1982-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for making a population of dense, closely size-controlled microspheres by sol-gel procedures wherein said microspheres are characterized by a significant percentage of said population being within a predetermined, relatively narrow size range. This is accomplished by subjecting aqueous dispersions of a sol, within a water-immiscible organic liquid to a turbulent flow. Microsphere populations thus provided are useful in vibratory-packed processes for nuclear fuels to be irradiated in LWR- and FBR-type nuclear reactors.

  19. DEVELOPMENT OF IN-SITU CONTROL DIAGNOSTICS FOR APPLICATION OF EPITAXIAL SUPERCONDUCTOR AND BUFFER LAYERS

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    B.C. Winkleman; T.V. Giel, Jr.; J. Cunningham

    1999-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent achievements of critical currents in excess of 1x10{sup 6}amp/cm{sup 2} at 77K in YBCO deposited over suitably textured buffer/substrate composites have stimulated interest in the potential fabrication of these coated conductors as wire. Numerous approaches and manufacturing schemes for producing coated conductor wire are currently being developed. Recently, under the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE's) sponsorship, the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) performed an extensive evaluation of leading coated conductor processing options. In general, it is our feeling that the science and chemistry that are being developed in the coated conductor wire program now need proper engineering evaluation to define the most viable options for a commercial fabrication process. All fabrication processes will need process control measurements. This report provides a specific review of the needs and available technologies for process control for many of the coated conductor processing options. This report also addresses generic process monitoring areas in which additional research and development is needed. The concentration is on the two different approaches for obtaining the textured substrates that have been identified as viable candidates. These are the Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) ion-beam assisted deposition, called IBAD, to obtain a highly textured yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) buffer on nickel alloy strips, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) rolling assisted, bi-axially textured substrate option called RABiTS{trademark}.

  20. Development of in-situ control diagnostics for application of epitaxial superconductor and buffer layers

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    B.C. Winkleman; T.V. Giel; Jason Cunningham

    1999-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent achievements of critical currents in excess of 1 x 10{sup 6} amp/cm{sup 2} at 77 K in YBCO deposited over suitably textured buffer/substrate composites have stimulated interest in the potential fabrication of these coated conductors as wire. Numerous approaches and manufacturing schemes for producing coated conductor wire are currently being developed. Recently, under the US DOE's sponsorship, the University of Tennessee Space Institute performed an extensive evaluation of leading coated conductor processing options. In general, it is their feeling that the science and chemistry that are being developed in the coated conductor wire program now need proper engineering evaluation to define the most viable options for a commercial fabrication process. All fabrication processes will need process control measurements. This report provides a specific review of the needs and available technologies for process control for many of the coated conductor processing options. This report also addresses generic process monitoring areas in which additional research and development is needed. The concentration is on the two different approaches for obtaining the textured substrates that have been identified as viable candidates. These are the Los Alamos National Laboratory's ion-beam assisted deposition, called IBAD, to obtain a highly textured yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) buffer on nickel alloy strips, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory's rolling assisted, bi-axially textured substrate option called RABiTS{trademark}.

  1. Vertically aligned crystalline silicon nanowires with controlled diameters for energy conversion applications: Experimental and theoretical insights

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    Razek, Sara Abdel; Swillam, Mohamed A.; Allam, Nageh K., E-mail: nageh.allam@aucegypt.edu [Department of Physics, School of Sciences and Engineering, The American University in Cairo, New Cairo 11835 (Egypt)

    2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Vertically orientated single crystalline silicon nanowire (SiNW) arrays with controlled diameters are fabricated via a metal-assisted chemical etching method. The diameter of the fabricated nanowires is controlled by simply varying the etching time in HF/H{sub 2}O{sub 2} electrolytes. The fabricated SiNWs have diameters ranging from 117 to 650?nm and lengths from 8 to 18??m. The optical measurements showed a significant difference in the reflectance/absorption of the SiNWs with different diameters, where the reflectance increases with increasing the diameter of the SiNWs. The SiNWs showed significant photoluminescence (PL) emission spectra with peaks lying between 380 and 670?nm. The PL intensity increases as the diameter increases and shows red shift for peaks at ?670?nm. The increase or decrease of reflectivity is coincident with PL intensity at wavelength ?660?nm. The x-ray diffraction patterns confirm the high crystallinity of the fabricated SiNWs. In addition, the Raman spectra showed a shift in the first order transverse band toward lower frequencies compared to that usually seen for c-Si. Finite difference time domain simulations have been performed to confirm the effect of change of diameter on the optical properties of the nanowires. The simulation results showed good agreement with the experimental results for the SiNWs of different diameters.

  2. Controlling intake of uranium in the workplace: Applications of biokinetic modeling and occupational monitoring data

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    Leggett, Richard Wayne [ORNL; Eckerman, Keith F [ORNL; McGinn, Wilson [ORNL; Meck, Dr. Robert A. [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides methods for interpreting and applying occupational uranium monitoring data. The methods are based on current international radiation protection guidance, current information on the chemical toxicity of uranium, and best available biokinetic models for uranium. Emphasis is on air monitoring data and three types of bioassay data: the concentration of uranium in urine; the concentration of uranium in feces; and the externally measured content of uranium in the chest. Primary Reference guidance levels for prevention of chemical effects and limitation of radiation effects are selected based on a review of current scientific data and regulatory principles for setting standards. Generic investigation levels and immediate action levels are then defined in terms of these primary guidance levels. The generic investigation and immediate actions levels are stated in terms of radiation dose and concentration of uranium in the kidneys. These are not directly measurable quantities, but models can be used to relate the generic levels to the concentration of uranium in air, urine, or feces, or the total uranium activity in the chest. Default investigation and immediate action levels for uranium in air, urine, feces, and chest are recommended for situations in which there is little information on the form of uranium taken into the body. Methods are prescribed also for deriving case-specific investigation and immediate action levels for uranium in air, urine, feces, and chest when there is sufficient information on the form of uranium to narrow the range of predictions of accumulation of uranium in the main target organs for uranium: kidneys for chemical effects and lungs for radiological effects. In addition, methods for using the information herein for alternative guidance levels, different from the ones selected for this report, are described.

  3. INTERNAL REPAIR OF PIPELINES

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    Robin Gordon; Bill Bruce; Nancy Porter; Mike Sullivan; Chris Neary

    2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The two broad categories of deposited weld metal repair and fiber-reinforced composite repair technologies were reviewed for potential application for internal repair of gas transmission pipelines. Both are used to some extent for other applications and could be further developed for internal, local, structural repair of gas transmission pipelines. Preliminary test programs were developed for both deposited weld metal repairs and for fiber-reinforced composite repair. To date, all of the experimental work pertaining to the evaluation of potential repair methods has focused on fiber-reinforced composite repairs. Hydrostatic testing was also conducted on four pipeline sections with simulated corrosion damage: two with composite liners and two without.

  4. 1184 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, VOL. 53, NO. 5, JUNE 2008 Uniform Practical Nonlinear Output Regulation

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    Boyer, Edmond

    regulation theory and advanced engineering applications. Simulation results regarding meaningful control results for linear systems (see [9]), in which the crucial concept of internal model-based regulator has parameter variations of internal model-based regulators has been addressed for the first time for nonlinear

  5. Anthony International: Order (2013-CE-5357)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE ordered Anthony International to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Anthony International had failed to certify that any basic models of walk-in cooler and freezer components comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  6. International Refrigeration: Order (2012-CE-1510)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE ordered International Refrigeration Products to pay an $8,000 civil penalty after finding International Refrigeration had failed to certify that certain room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.

  7. A Sliding Mode Control for a Sensorless Tracker: Application on a Photovoltaic System

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    Rhif, Ahmed

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The photovoltaic sun tracker allows us to increase the energy production. The sun tracker considered in this study has two degrees of freedom (2-DOF) and especially specified by the lack of sensors. In this way, the tracker will have as a set point the sun position at every second during the day for a period of five years. After sunset, the tracker goes back to the initial position (which of sunrise). The sliding mode control (SMC) will be applied to ensure at best the tracking mechanism and, in another hand, the sliding mode observer will replace the velocity sensor which suffers from a lot of measurement disturbances. Experimental measurements show that this autonomic dual axis Sun Tracker increases the power production by over 40%.

  8. SOLERAS - Solar Controlled Environment Agriculture Project. Final report, Volume 5. Science Applications, Incorporated system requirements definition

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    Not Available

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report sets forth the system requirements for a Solar Controlled-Environment Agriculture System (SCEAS) Project. In the report a conceptual baseline system description for an engineering test facility is given. This baseline system employs a fluid roof/roof filter in combination with a large storage tank and a ground water heat exchanger in order to provide cooling and heating as needed. Desalination is accomplished by pretreatment followed by reverse osmosis. Energy is provided by means of photovoltaics and wind machines in conjunction with storage batteries. Site and climatic data needed in the design process are given. System performance specifications and integrated system design criteria are set forth. Detailed subsystem design criteria are presented and appropriate references documented.

  9. Circumventing Control

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    Pospichal, Todd

    2011-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    My creative process emerges from the struggle between two contrasting impulses: a habitual desire to control my internal and external environments, and an instinctive need to overcome these constraints. The discoveries I have made in the studio have...

  10. Coupling Temperature Control with Electrochemically Modulated Liquid Chromatography: Fundamental Aspects and Applications

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    Lisa M. Ponton

    2004-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary focus of the doctoral research presented herein has been the integration of temperature control into electrochemically modulated liquid chromatography (EMLC). The combination of temperature control and the tunable characteristics of carbonaceous EMLC stationary phases have been invaluable in deciphering the subtleties of the retention mechanism. The effects of temperature and E{sub app} on the retention of several naphthalene disulfonates were therefore examined by the van' Hoff relationship. The results indicate that while the retention of both compounds is exothermic at levels comparable to that in many reversed-phase separations, the potential dependence of the separation is actually entropically affected in a manner paralleling that of several classical ion exchange systems. Furthermore, the retention of small inorganic anions at constant temperature also showed evidence of an ion exchange type of mechanism. While a more complete mechanistic description will come from examining the thermodynamics of retention for a wider variety of analytes, this research has laid the groundwork for full exploitation of temperature as a tool to develop retention rules for EMLC. Operating EMLC at elevated temperature and flow conditions has decreased analysis time and has enabled the separation of analytes not normally achievable on a carbon stationary phase. The separation of several aromatic sulfonates was achieved in less than 1 min, a reduction of analysis time by more than a factor of 20 as compared to room temperature separations. The use of higher operating temperatures also facilitated the separation of this mixture with an entirely aqueous mobile phase in less than 2 min. This methodology was extended to the difficult separation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on PGC. This study also brought to light the mechanistic implications of the unique retention behavior of these analytes through variations of the mobile phase composition.

  11. Application of CO{sub 2}-based demand-controlled ventilation using ASHRAE Standard 62: Optimizing energy use and ventilation

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    Schell, M.B. [Engelhard Sensor Technologies, Santa Barbara, CA (United States); Turner, S.; Shim, R.O. [Chelsea Group, Ltd., Delray Beach, FL (United States)

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    CO{sub 2}-based demand-controlled ventilation (DCV), when properly applied in spaces where occupancies vary below design occupancy, can reduce unnecessary overventilation while implementing target per-person ventilation rates. A recent interpretation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62-1989, Interpretation 1C 62-1989-27, has affirmed that carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2})-based demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) systems can use CO{sub 2} as an occupancy indicator to modulate ventilation below the maximum total outdoor air intake rate while still maintaining the required ventilation rate per person, provided that certain conditions are met. This paper, co-written by the author of the interpretation, provides guidelines on the application of CO{sub 2}-based DCV. In addition, a method is presented that allows reasonable estimates of the actual ventilation rate per person being effectively delivered to the space, based on comparing predicted CO{sub 2} ventilation levels with CO{sub 2} levels logged in an occupied space. Finally, a model is presented to evaluate various CO{sub 2}-based DCV strategies to predict their delivery of target per-person ventilation rates within the lag times required by the standard.

  12. Praxis compiler internals

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    Evans, A. Jr.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Praxis is a high level machine-oriented algebraic computer language, designed by Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN) and intended for such applications as process control, communications, and system programming in general. Under contract to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (LLNL), BBN has implemented the following three compilers for Praxis: a VAX compiler, running on VAX and producing VAX code; a PDP-11 compiler, running on the PDP-11 and producing code for that machine; and a cross compiler, running on VAX and producing code for the PDP-11. The compilers are written in Praxis and so compile themselves. Further, most of the code is common to the three compilers. This document describes the internal operation of the compilers. The emphasis is on the major data bases and interfaces with little discussion of the details of algorithms, since the latter can readily be deduced from study of the listings providing that the data being manipulated are understood. The purpose of this document is to provide enough information to a maintenance staff that does not include the initial implementors so that they can maintain the compiler and make modifications as requirements change.

  13. Development of Control Applications for High-Throughput Protein Crystallography Experiments

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    Gaponov, Yurii A.; Matsugaki, Naohiro; Honda, Nobuo; Sasajima, Kumiko; Igarashi, Noriyuki; Hiraki, Masahiko; Yamada, Yusuke; Wakatsuki, Soichi [Structural Biology Research Center, Photon Factory, Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan)

    2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    An integrated client-server control system (PCCS) with a unified relational database (PCDB) has been developed for high-throughput protein crystallography experiments on synchrotron beamlines. The major steps in protein crystallographic experiments (purification, crystallization, crystal harvesting, data collection, and data processing) are integrated into the software. All information necessary for performing protein crystallography experiments is stored in the PCDB database (except raw X-ray diffraction data, which is stored in the Network File Server). To allow all members of a protein crystallography group to participate in experiments, the system was developed as a multi-user system with secure network access based on TCP/IP secure UNIX sockets. Secure remote access to the system is possible from any operating system with X-terminal and SSH/X11 (Secure Shell with graphical user interface) support. Currently, the system covers the high-throughput X-ray data collection stages and is being commissioned at BL5A and NW12A (PF, PF-AR, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan)

  14. Development and application of new techniques for blast furnace process control at SSAB Tunnplaat, Luleaa Works

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    Braemming, M.; Hallin, M. [SSAB Tunnplaat AB, Luleaa (Sweden); Zuo, G. [Luleaa Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Process Metallurgy

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SSAB Tunnplaat AB operates two blast furnaces (M1 and M2) in Luleaa. In recent years research efforts have to a great extent been aimed at the development of new techniques for blast furnace process control. An example is the installation of a burden profile measurement system, which was useful in the development of a new burden distribution praxis on the big furnace (M2), equipped with a bell-less-top. Hearth level detection and continuous measurement of the hot metal temperature in the runner are under evaluation. The purpose of these techniques is to give earlier information concerning the state of the blast furnace process. Parallel to this work, models for prediction of silicon in hot metal, the position and shape of the cohesive zone and slip-warning are being developed and tested off-line. These new models and information from new measuring techniques will be integrated into a new Operating Guidance System, hopefully resulting in a powerful tool in the efforts to stabilize blast furnace operations.

  15. Effectiveness of three different Zn fertilizers and two methods of application for the control of 'little-leaf' in peach trees in south Texas

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    Arce, Juan Pablo

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EFFECTIVENESS OF THREE DIFFERENT ZN FERTILIZERS AND TWO METHODS OF APPLICATION FOR THE CONTROL OF 'LITTLE-LEAF' IN PEACH TREES IN SOUTH TEXAS A Thesis by Juan Pablo Arce Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1991 Major Subject: Horticulture EFFECTIVENESS OF THREE DIFFERENT ZN FERTILIZERS AND TWO METHODS OF APPLICATION FOR THE CONTROL OF 'LITTLE-LEAF' IN PEACH TREES IN SOUTH...

  16. Internal Applicants | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Argonne National Laboratory Argonne Login Service Please log in to continue Username * Enter your ANL domain account username. Password * Enter the password that accompanies your...

  17. Amnesty International

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    None

    2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Martin Ennals est secrétaire général d'Amnesty International et fait un discours sur les droits de l'homme

  18. Fuzzy Enhanced Control of an Underactuated Finger Using Tactile and Position Sensors

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    Birglen, Lionel

    to control underactuated hands. This finger has only one motor to close and open the three phalanges. Shape coefficient estimation, vibration detection, internal efforts control, contact geometry estimation, grasp to be prone to noise and to have limited range of measure. This paper proposes to discuss their application

  19. ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL

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    University of Technology, Sydney

    COURSE GUIDE 2013 UTS: ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE w w w.eng.uts.edu.au #12;2 / ENGINEERING IN AUSTRALIA Internationally, Australian universities have a reputation for high quality research developed close links with many international institutions, particularly in Asia. ENGINEERING IN SYDNEY

  20. If the internship is international or involves international travel, the

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    Dahl, David B.

    If the internship is international or involves international travel, the student does not need to complete the IRAMS student internship application, but should contact the Kennedy Center for internship approval and course registration. Flag will be removed, and students will be able to add their internship

  1. Dual control active superconductive devices

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

    1993-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. "Renewable Energy Transition and International Climate Cooperation

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    "Renewable Energy Transition and International Climate Cooperation: The German Experience" Jürgen and sustainability science; complex systems analysis, mathematical modeling and computer simulation; technology assessment, arms control and international security. For more information: eucenter

  3. Development of an international standard for electromagnetic interference (EMI)/radio frequency interference (RFI)

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    Sarylov, V. [EMC Test Center, NUIT, FSUE RIPT, Moscow (Russian Federation); Shumov, S. [FSUE SEC SNIIP, Moscow (Russian Federation); Quinn, E. [ANS, Dana Point, CA (United States)

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper covers the development of an international standard that establishes the requirements for electromagnetic compatibility testing of instrumentation and control equipment supplied for use in systems important to safety at nuclear power plants. The standard lists the applicable IEC standards (principally the IEC 61000 series) which define the general test methods, and provides the necessary application-specific parameters and criteria to ensure that nuclear safety requirements are met. This standard was prepared with the leadership by the Russian National Committee representatives to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). (authors)

  4. Siting the International Linear Collider at Hanford

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    Kouzes, Richard T.; Asner, David M.; Brodzinski, Ronald L.; Fast, James E.; Miley, Harry S.

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Review of the proposed International Linear Collider, applications in high energy physics, and evaluation of the Hanford Site as a possible location for siting the facilityl.

  5. Siting the International Linear Collider at Hanford

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    Kouzes, Richard T.; Asner, David M.; Brodzinski, Ronald L.; Fast, James E.; Miley, Harry S.

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Review of the proposed International Linear Collider, applications in high energy physics, and evaluation of the Hanford Site as a possible location for siting the facility.

  6. Plasmatron Fuel Reformer Development and Internal Combustion...

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

    Plasmatron Fuel Reformer Development and Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle Applications* L. Bromberg MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center Cambridge MA 02139 * Work supported by US...

  7. Energy Storage Systems 2007 Peer Review - International Energy...

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

    international energy storage programs are below. Other presentation categories were: Economics - Benefit Studies and Environment Benefit Studies Utility & Commercial Applications...

  8. International Journal of Systems Science, 2000, volume 31, number 4, pages 519 527 Multi machine power system excitation control design via theories

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    Qu, Zhihua

    . Controllers designed using modern state-space theory have been serving power systems for decades power system excitation control design via theories of feedback linearization control and nonlinear robust control DEQIANG GAN{, ZHIHUA QU{ and HONGZHI CAI{ The dynamics of a large-scale power system

  9. Application of bi-linear loglog SN model to strain-controlled fatigue data of aluminum alloys and its effect on life predictions

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    Fatemi, Ali

    Application of bi-linear log­log S­N model to strain-controlled fatigue data of aluminum alloys­log model is applied to stress amplitude versus fatigue life data of 14 aluminum alloys. It is shown-life curves are discussed. Life predictions of aluminum alloys based on linear and bi-linear models are also

  10. The role of footwall deformation and denudation in controlling cooling age patterns of detachment systems: An application to the Kongur Shan extensional system in the

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    Harrison, Mark

    cooling-age patterns from the footwall of the Cenozoic Kongur Shan normal fault system in the PamirThe role of footwall deformation and denudation in controlling cooling age patterns of detachment systems: An application to the Kongur Shan extensional system in the Eastern Pamir, China Alexander C

  11. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, VOL. 40, NO. 2, MARCH/APRIL 2004 565 Modeling and Control of a Variable-Speed

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    Mi, Chunting "Chris"

    -alone diesel and gasoline generators, and aerospace and naval power generation systems where a variable speed and Control of a Variable-Speed Constant-Frequency Synchronous Generator With Brushless Exciter Chunting Mi-frequency power generation system for renewable and distributed energy applications. The generation system

  12. Modular Inverter for Advanced Control Applications In the fall of 2003, a team of graduate students was assembled to design and construct a

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    Kimball, Jonathan W.

    Modular Inverter for Advanced Control Applications May 2006 In the fall of 2003, a team of graduate necessary functionality. #12;Modular Inverter System Specification Specification Document Issue 002 SD00004 students was assembled to design and construct a research-grade inverter. The goal was to have available

  13. Control Channel Jamming: Resilience and Identification of Traitors

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    Noubir, Guevara

    efficient than blind jamming. We propose several schemes based on coding theory and its applications that can counter both external and internal attackers (traitors). We introduce a T-(traitor) resilient and energy available to the mobile devices. Therefore, wireless networks implement various control mechanisms

  14. Event-Processing Middleware with Information Flow Control Event processing systems have seen a recent surge in popularity and applicability

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    Pietzuch, Peter

    Event-Processing Middleware with Information Flow Control Motivation · Event processing systems · There is a strong case for collaboration between these organisations ... · ... however strict access control policy must be maintained · Policy enforcement that controls the information flow between components allows

  15. Structure preserving integrators for solving linear quadratic optimal control problems with applications to describe the flight of a quadrotor

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    Blanes, Sergio

    Structure preserving integrators for solving linear quadratic optimal control problems control, linear quadratic methods, matrix Riccati differential equation, second order exponential. [8, 11, 14] during the last years. While the extensively studied linear quadratic optimal control (LQ

  16. The Application of High-Resolution Gamma-Ray Spectrometry (HRGS) to Nuclear Safeguards, Nonproliferation, and Arms Control Activities

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    Kane, Walter R.; Lemley, James R.; Forman, Leon

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    While well-developed methodologies exist for the employment of high- resolution gamma ray spectrometry (HRGS) in determining the isotopic composition of plutonium samples, the potential capabilities of such measurements in determining the properties of nuclear materials otherwise remain largely unexploited. These measurements contain information sufficiently detailed such that not only can the isotopic composition of uranium and plutonium materials be determined, but the details of the spectrum obtained will depend reproducibly upon other factors including the total mass, density, chemical composition, and geometrical configuration of the material, and for certain materials, the elapsed time since chemical processing. The potential thus exists to obtain a `gamma-ray fingerprint` for typical containers or assemblies of nuclear material which will then serve to identify that class of item in a later confirmatory measurement. These measurements have the additional advantage that, by comparison with active interrogation techniques which usually require the introduction of some extraneous form of radiation or other intrusive activity, they are totally passive, and thus impose only minimal additional safety or regulatory burdens on the operators. In the application of these measurements to the verification of treaty-limited items, where the information acquired may be sensitive in nature, the use of the CIVET (Controlled Intrusiveness Verification Technique) approach, where a computer-based interface is employed to limit access to the information obtained, may be followed.

  17. Contractor Work Planning and Control Lessons Learned from DOE...

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    Work Planning and Control Lessons Learned from DOE and International Projects Contractor Work Planning and Control Lessons Learned from DOE and International Projects Addthis...

  18. INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    generators, reactor pressure vessel and internals, cables, piping, pumps, valves) - optimization of nuclear power plant generation capacity (digital I&C upgrades, advanced...

  19. We welcome your application for internal transfer/dual degree to the Decker School of Nursing, and encourage you to obtain more information and academic advising before you complete the online application via BU BRAIN.

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    application via BU BRAIN. APPLICATION PROCESS Applications for IUT or DD admission must be submitted online via the BU BRAIN to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by March 15 for fall admission. Decker does and Physiology II ACADEMIC QUESTIONS? Before completing the online application via BU BRAIN, please direct your

  20. 2007 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (ICSPC 2007), 24-27 November 2007, Dubai, United Arab Emirates A MODLE FOR CONTROLLED VBR VIDEO TRAFFIC

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    Gabbouj, Moncef

    -27 November 2007, Dubai, United Arab Emirates A MODLE FOR CONTROLLED VBR VIDEO TRAFFIC Mehdi Rezaei, 2Imed

  1. Embedded Controllers Control. Connectivity. Security.

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    Grantner, Janos L.

    Application Summary MCF5282 HVAC and Security Control Panel Application Summary MCF5307 Music Media Player controllers to help get their products to market quickly and cost-effectively. Aggressive price of continuous innovative technology--provides customers with the opportunity to build market share

  2. http://hpc.sagepub.com Computing Applications

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    Duisburg-Essen, Universität

    .1177/1094342007085025 2008; 22; 33International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications and Ümit Çatalyürek Chow://www.sagepublications.com can be found at:International Journal of High Performance Computing ApplicationsAdditional services/L APPLICATIONS The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, Volume 22, No. 1, Spring

  3. The Development of the Electrically Controlled High Power RF Switch and Its Application to Active RF Pulse Compression Systems

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    Guo, Jiquan; /SLAC

    2009-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In the past decades, there has been increasing interest in pulsed high power RF sources for building high-gradient high-energy particle accelerators. Passive RF pulse compression systems have been used in many applications to match the available RF sources to the loads requiring higher RF power but a shorter pulse. Theoretically, an active RF pulse compression system has the advantage of higher efficiency and compactness over the passive system. However, the key component for such a system an element capable of switching hundreds of megawatts of RF power in a short time compared to the compressed pulse width is still an open problem. In this dissertation, we present a switch module composed of an active window based on the bulk effects in semiconductor, a circular waveguide three-port network and a movable short plane, with the capability to adjust the S-parameters before and after switching. The RF properties of the switch module were analyzed. We give the scaling laws of the multiple-element switch systems, which allow the expansion of the system to a higher power level. We present a novel overmoded design for the circular waveguide three-port network and the associated circular-to-rectangular mode-converter. We also detail the design and synthesis process of this novel mode-converter. We demonstrate an electrically controlled ultra-fast high power X-band RF active window built with PIN diodes on high resistivity silicon. The window is capable of handling multi-megawatt RF power and can switch in 2-300ns with a 1000A current driver. A low power active pulse compression experiment was carried out with the switch module and a 375ns resonant delay line, obtaining 8 times compression gain with a compression ratio of 20.

  4. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 18 (2005) 279296 A genetic rule weighting and selection process for fuzzy control of

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    Granada, Universidad de

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and selection process for fuzzy control of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems$ Rafael Alcala are generally applied only to the control of active systems, i.e., heating, ventilating, and air conditioning management system; HVAC, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; FLC, fuzzy logic controller; KB

  5. Intelligent fuzzy supervisory control for distillation columns

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    Santhanam, Srinivasan

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    problem. Multivariable design techniques are used to control the column. Some of the different multivariable techniques which have been used in the distillation column control include decoupling control, optimal control and internal model control [5...

  6. Method and device for diagnosing and controlling combustion instabilities in internal combustion engines operating in or transitioning to homogeneous charge combustion ignition mode

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    Wagner, Robert M [Knoxville, TN; Daw, Charles S [Knoxville, TN; Green, Johney B [Knoxville, TN; Edwards, Kevin D [Knoxville, TN

    2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is a method of achieving stable, optimal mixtures of HCCI and SI in practical gasoline internal combustion engines comprising the steps of: characterizing the combustion process based on combustion process measurements, determining the ratio of conventional and HCCI combustion, determining the trajectory (sequence) of states for consecutive combustion processes, and determining subsequent combustion process modifications using said information to steer the engine combustion toward desired behavior.

  7. The nuclear materials control technology briefing book

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    Hartwell, J.K.; Fernandez, S.J.

    1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As national and international interests in nuclear arms control and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, intensify, it becomes ever more important that contributors be aware of the technologies available for the measurement and control of the nuclear materials important to nuclear weapons development. This briefing book presents concise, nontechnical summaries of various special nuclear material (SNM) and tritium production monitoring technologies applicable to the control of nuclear materials and their production. Since the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) operates a multinational, on-site-inspector-based safeguards program in support of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), many (but not all) of the technologies reported in this document are in routine use or under development for IAEA safeguards.

  8. Applications of quantum cryptographic switch: Various tasks related to controlled quantum communication can be performed using Bell states and permutation of particles

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    Kishore Thapliyal; Anirban Pathak

    2015-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, several aspects of controlled quantum communication (e.g., bidirectional controlled state teleportation, controlled quantum secure direct communication, controlled quantum dialogue, etc.) have been studied using $n$-qubit ($n\\geq3$) entanglement. Specially, a large number of schemes for bidirectional controlled state teleportation are proposed using $m$-qubit entanglement ($m\\in\\{5,6,7\\}$). Here, we propose a set of protocols to illustrate that it is possible to realize all these tasks related to controlled quantum communication using only Bell states and permutation of particles (PoP). As the generation and maintenance of a Bell state is much easier than a multi-partite entanglement, the proposed strategy has a clear advantage over the existing proposals. Further, it is shown that all the schemes proposed here may be viewed as applications of the concept of quantum cryptographic switch which was recently introduced by some of us. The performances of the proposed protocols as subjected to the amplitude damping and phase damping noise on the channels are also discussed.

  9. Control system to reduce the effects of friction in drive trains of continuous-path-positioning systems. [Patent application

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    Green, W.L.

    1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved continuous-path-positioning servo-control system is provided for reducing the effects of friction arising at very low cutting speeds in the drive trains of numerically controlled cutting machines, and the like. The improvement comprises a feed forward network for altering the gain of the servo-control loop at low positioning velocities to prevent stick-slip movement of the cutting tool holder being positioned by the control system. The feed forward network shunts conventional lag-compensators in the control loop, or loops, so that the error signal used for positioning varies linearly when the value is small, but being limited for larger values. Thus, at higher positioning speeds there is little effect of the added component upon the control being achieved.

  10. http://hpc.sagepub.com Computing Applications

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    Zender, Charles

    .1177/1094342007083802 2007; 21; 485International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications Charles S. Zender://www.sagepublications.com can be found at:International Journal of High Performance Computing ApplicationsAdditional services

  11. APIC'95, El Paso, Extended Abstracts, A Supplement to the international journal of Reliable Computing 1 Intelligent Control Makes Sense Even

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    Kreinovich, Vladik

    a 3­D object) has more char­ acteristics to take care of, more characteristics to measure and hence, more characteristics to process. Controlling a space shuttle, especially during the lift

  12. International Programs and Services International Programs

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    International Programs and Services _______________ 1.5 Page 1 International Programs and Services OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS Offices in Laurel Hall (970) 491-5917 www.international.colostate.edu James A. Cooney, Vice Provost for International Affairs The Office of International Programs acts

  13. International Programs and Services International Programs

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    International Programs and Services International Programs and Services OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS Offices in Laurel Hall (970) 491-5917 international.colostate.edu James A. Cooney, Vice Provost for International Affairs The Office of International Programs acts as a catalyst for ideas that bring about

  14. Trends in Energy Management Technology - Part 4: Review of Advanced Applications in Energy Management, Control, and Information Systems

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    Yee, Gaymond; Webster, Tom

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    L. , “State of Practice of Energy Management, Control, andResearch to Practice , Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco,pdf Trends in Energy Management Technology

  15. The IAEA and Control of Radioactive SourcesThe

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    Dodd, B.

    2004-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation discusses the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the control of radioactive sources.

  16. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL AND SIGNAL PROCESSING Int. J. Adapt. Control Signal Process. 2005; 00:16 Prepared using acsauth.cls [Version: 2002/11/11 v1.00

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    operations Today, there are automotive vehicles in various stages of automation ranging from automated Control Architecture for Coordinated Multi-Vehicle Operations Jo~ao Borges de Sousa, Karl H. Johansson@isep.ipp.pt SUMMARY A layered control architecture for executing multi-vehicle team coordination algorithms

  17. Rational design to control multipotent stromal cell migration for applications in bone tissue engineering and injury repair

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    Wu, Shan, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multipotent stromal cells derived from bone marrow hold great potential for tissue engineering applications because of their ability to home to injury sites and to differentiate along mesodermal lineages to become osteocytes, ...

  18. Sensitivity analysis of data-related factors controlling AVA simultaneous inversion of partially stacked seismic amplitude data: Application

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    Torres-Verdín, Carlos

    distributions of elastic properties. We use measurements acquired in deepwater hydro- carbon reservoirs Chevron Energy Technology Company, Earth Sciences Technology Department, Reservoir Characterization Unit stacked seismic amplitude data: Application to deepwater hydrocarbon reservoirs in the central Gulf

  19. Transition dynamics between the multiple steady states in natural ventilation systems : from theories to applications in optimal controls

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    Yuan, Jinchao

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, we investigated the multiple steady state behavior, an important observation in numerical and experimental studies in natural ventilation systems. The-oretical models are developed and their applications in ...

  20. $1500 Undergraduate Research Project Application Return Application by

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    Farritor, Shane

    of experience in developing corrosion prevention and control standards, NACE International has become the largest organization in the world committed to the study of corrosion. NACE International is the leader International is involved in every industry and area of corrosion prevention and control, from chemical