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  1. MASS: An automated accountability system

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Erkkila, B.H.; Kelso, F.

    1994-08-01

    All Department of Energy contractors who manage accountable quantities of nuclear materials are required to implement an accountability system that tracks, and records the activities associated with those materials. At Los Alamos, the automated accountability system allows data entry on computer terminals and data base updating as soon as the entry is made. It is also able to generate all required reports in a timely Fashion. Over the last several years, the hardware and software have been upgraded to provide the users with all the capability needed to manage a large variety of operations with a wide variety of nuclear materials. Enhancements to the system are implemented as the needs of the users are identified. The system has grown with the expanded needs of the user; and has survived several years of changing operations and activity. The user community served by this system includes processing, materials control and accountability, and nuclear material management personnel. In addition to serving the local users, the accountability system supports the national data base (NMMSS). This paper contains a discussion of several details of the system design and operation. After several years of successful operation, this system provides an operating example of how computer systems can be used to manage a very dynamic data management problem.

  2. Automation and Accountability in Decision Support System Interface Design

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    Cummings, M. L.

    2006-01-01

    When the human element is introduced into decision support system design, entirely new layers of social and ethical issues emerge but are not always recognized as such. This paper discusses those ethical and social impact ...

  3. Federal Automated Information System of Nuclear Material Control and Accounting: Uniform System of Reporting Documents

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    Pitel, M V; Kasumova, L; Babcock, R A; Heinberg, C

    2003-06-12

    One of the fundamental regulations of the Russian State System for Nuclear Material Accounting and Control (SSAC), ''Basic Nuclear Material Control and Accounting Rules,'' directed that a uniform report system be developed to support the operation of the SSAC. According to the ''Regulation on State Nuclear Material Control and Accounting,'' adopted by the Russian Federation Government, Minatom of Russia is response for the development and adoption of report forms, as well as the reporting procedure and schedule. The report forms are being developed in tandem with the creation of an automated national nuclear material control and accounting system, the Federal Information System (FIS). The forms are in different stages of development and implementation. The first report forms (the Summarized Inventory Listing (SIL), Summarized Inventory Change Report (SICR) and federal and agency registers of nuclear material) have already been created and implemented. The second set of reports (nuclear material movement reports and the special anomaly report) is currently in development. A third set of reports (reports on import/export operations, and foreign nuclear material temporarily located in the Russian Federation) is still in the conceptual stage. To facilitate the development of a unified document system, the FIS must establish a uniform philosophy for the reporting system and determine the requirements for each reporting level, adhering to the following principles: completeness--the unified report system provides the entire range of information that the FIS requires to perform SSAC tasks; requisite level of detail; hierarchical structure--each report is based on the information provided in a lower-level report and is the source of information for reports at the next highest level; consistency checking--reports can be checked against other reports. A similar philosophy should eliminate redundancy in the different reports, support a uniform approach to the contents of previously developed and new reports within the FIS, as well as identify the main priorities for the direction of the FIS.

  4. New automated inventory/material accounting system (AIMAS) version for former Soviet Union countries

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    Kuzminski, Jozef [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ewing, Tom [ANL; Sakunov, Igor [AVIS CORP., KIEV, UKRAINE; Drapey, Sergey [GEORGE KUZMYCZ TRAINING; Nations, Jim [GREGG PROTECTION SERVICES

    2009-01-01

    AIMAS (Automated Inventory/Material Accounting System) is a PC-based application for site-level nuclear material accountancy that was originally developed in the late 90's as a part of the U.S Department of Energy Assistance Program to Ukraine. Designed to be flexible and secure, plus place minimal demands on computing infrastructure, it was originally developed to run in early Windows operating system (OS) environments like W98 and W3.1. The development, support, and maintenance of AIMAS were transferred to Ukraine in 2002. Because it is highly flexible and can be configured to meet diverse end-user's needs, the software has been used at several facilities in Ukraine. Incorporating added functionality is planned to support nuclear installations in the Republic of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as well. An improved 32-bit version of AIMAS has recently been developed to operate effectively on modern PCs running the latest Windows OS by AVIS, the Ukrainian developer. In the paper we discuss the status of AIMAS, plans for new functions, and describe the strategy for addressing a sustainable software life-cycle while meeting user requirements in multiple FSU countries.

  5. Development of Building Automation and Control Systems

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    Yang, Yang; Zhu, Qi; Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2012-01-01

    A design flow for building automation and control systems,’’Development of Building Automation and Control Systems Yanga design flow for building automation systems that focuses

  6. Development of Building Automation and Control Systems

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    Yang, Yang; Zhu, Qi; Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2012-01-01

    A design flow for building automation and control systems,’’Development of Building Automation and Control Systems Yangdesign of the build- ing automation system (including the

  7. Automated Transportation Logistics and Analysis System (ATLAS...

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

    Packaging and Transportation Automated Transportation Logistics and Analysis System (ATLAS) Automated Transportation Logistics and Analysis System (ATLAS) The Department of...

  8. Automated imaging system for single molecules

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Schwartz, David Charles; Runnheim, Rodney; Forrest, Daniel

    2012-09-18

    There is provided a high throughput automated single molecule image collection and processing system that requires minimal initial user input. The unique features embodied in the present disclosure allow automated collection and initial processing of optical images of single molecules and their assemblies. Correct focus may be automatically maintained while images are collected. Uneven illumination in fluorescence microscopy is accounted for, and an overall robust imaging operation is provided yielding individual images prepared for further processing in external systems. Embodiments described herein are useful in studies of any macromolecules such as DNA, RNA, peptides and proteins. The automated image collection and processing system and method of same may be implemented and deployed over a computer network, and may be ergonomically optimized to facilitate user interaction.

  9. A DISTRIBUTED AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTROPHYSICAL INSTALLATIONS

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    Kozak, Victor R.

    A DISTRIBUTED AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTROPHYSICAL INSTALLATIONS V.R. Kozak Budker Institute There was designed a set of devices for automation systems of physical installations. On this basis approach. KEY WORDS Automation, systems, applications, CANBUS, embedded, controller. 1. Introduction Budker

  10. Automated fuel pin loading system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Christiansen, David W. (Kennewick, WA); Brown, William F. (West Richland, WA); Steffen, Jim M. (Richland, WA)

    1985-01-01

    An automated loading system for nuclear reactor fuel elements utilizes a gravity feed conveyor which permits individual fuel pins to roll along a constrained path perpendicular to their respective lengths. The individual lengths of fuel cladding are directed onto movable transports, where they are aligned coaxially with the axes of associated handling equipment at appropriate production stations. Each fuel pin can be reciprocated axially and/or rotated about its axis as required during handling steps. The fuel pins are inserted as a batch prior to welding of end caps by one of two disclosed welding systems.

  11. Automated Fresnel lens tester system

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Phipps, G.S.

    1981-07-01

    An automated data collection system controlled by a desktop computer has been developed for testing Fresnel concentrators (lenses) intended for solar energy applications. The system maps the two-dimensional irradiance pattern (image) formed in a plane parallel to the lens, whereas the lens and detector assembly track the sun. A point detector silicon diode (0.5-mm-dia active area) measures the irradiance at each point of an operator-defined rectilinear grid of data positions. Comparison with a second detector measuring solar insolation levels results in solar concentration ratios over the image plane. Summation of image plane energies allows calculation of lens efficiencies for various solar cell sizes. Various graphical plots of concentration ratio data help to visualize energy distribution patterns.

  12. Automated Parallel Capillary Electrophoretic System

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Li, Qingbo (State College, PA); Kane, Thomas E. (State College, PA); Liu, Changsheng (State College, PA); Sonnenschein, Bernard (Brooklyn, NY); Sharer, Michael V. (Tyrone, PA); Kernan, John R. (Loganton, PA)

    2000-02-22

    An automated electrophoretic system is disclosed. The system employs a capillary cartridge having a plurality of capillary tubes. The cartridge has a first array of capillary ends projecting from one side of a plate. The first array of capillary ends are spaced apart in substantially the same manner as the wells of a microtitre tray of standard size. This allows one to simultaneously perform capillary electrophoresis on samples present in each of the wells of the tray. The system includes a stacked, dual carousel arrangement to eliminate cross-contamination resulting from reuse of the same buffer tray on consecutive executions from electrophoresis. The system also has a gel delivery module containing a gel syringe/a stepper motor or a high pressure chamber with a pump to quickly and uniformly deliver gel through the capillary tubes. The system further includes a multi-wavelength beam generator to generate a laser beam which produces a beam with a wide range of wavelengths. An off-line capillary reconditioner thoroughly cleans a capillary cartridge to enable simultaneous execution of electrophoresis with another capillary cartridge. The streamlined nature of the off-line capillary reconditioner offers the advantage of increased system throughput with a minimal increase in system cost.

  13. Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Emerging...

  14. Reference Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical...

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

    Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical Power (October 2005) Reference Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical Power (October 2005) Modern...

  15. V-132: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple...

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

    IBM has acknowledged multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager PLATFORM: The vulnerabilities are reported in IBM Tivoli System Automation...

  16. V-205: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java Multiple...

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

    5: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java Multiple Vulnerabilities V-205: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java Multiple Vulnerabilities July 29, 2013...

  17. TRITIUM ACCOUNTANCY IN FUSION SYSTEMS

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    Klein, J. E.; Farmer, D. A.; Moore, M. L.; Tovo, L. L.; Poore, A. S.; Clark, E. A.; Harvel, C. D.

    2014-03-06

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has clearly defined requirements for nuclear material control and accountability (MC&A) of tritium whereas the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) does not since tritium is not a fissile material. MC&A requirements are expected for tritium fusion machines and will be dictated by the host country or regulatory body where the machine is operated. Material Balance Areas (MBAs) are defined to aid in the tracking and reporting of nuclear material movements and inventories. Material subaccounts (MSAs) are established along with key measurement points (KMPs) to further subdivide a MBA to localize and minimize uncertainties in the inventory difference (ID) calculations for tritium accountancy. Fusion systems try to minimize tritium inventory which may require continuous movement of material through the MSAs. The ability of making meaningful measurements of these material transfers is described in terms of establishing the MSA structure to perform and reconcile ID calculations. For fusion machines, changes to the traditional ID equation will be discussed which includes breading, burn-up, and retention of tritium in the fusion device. The concept of “net” tritium quantities consumed or lost in fusion devices is described in terms of inventory taking strategies and how it is used to track the accumulation of tritium in components or fusion machines.

  18. Financial Policy Manual 1103 ACCOUNTING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

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    George, Edward I.

    Financial Policy Manual Page 1 1103 ACCOUNTING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE Effective: December 1986 Revised Maintenance of BEN Financials (BEN), the financial accounting system is necessary to ensure financial accounting and reporting integrity. POLICY 1. Financial Systems is responsible for the maintenance of BEN. 2

  19. Development of a generic computerized nuclear material accountability system

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    Cornell, M.D.; O'Leary, J.M.; McCutcheon, S.H.

    1987-01-01

    A computerized nuclear material accountability system (NucMAS) has been developed jointly by DuPont at Savannah River Plant (SRP) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The SRP is faced with the goal of improving the accuracy and timeliness of nuclear material accountability. Limited manpower, funding, and time led to the decision to develop a single, generic, process-independent computer system for use throughout SRP's separations facilities, rather than traditional process-specific accountability computer systems. The NucMAS system is currently being installed in each of the material balance areas (MBAs) within SRP's separations facilities. It services the basic need for management of nuclear material inventory data to support timely, accurate, and consistent accountability reporting. Data input for NucMAS can come from any combination of manual entries and automated input, such as distributed control systems, laboratory computers, and vault surveillance systems. The system can be operated as a traditional, after-the-fact accountability system or in a near-real-time mode in situations where more timely data input is available and material control functions are desired. The granularity at which the accounting is performed is set by the MBA custodian and the level of detail at which input information is available.

  20. Saturn facility oil transfer automation system

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    Joseph, Nathan R.; Thomas, Rayburn Dean; Lewis, Barbara Ann; Malagon, Hector M.

    2014-02-01

    The Saturn accelerator, owned by Sandia National Laboratories, has been in operation since the early 1980s and still has many of the original systems. A critical legacy system is the oil transfer system which transfers 250,000 gallons of transformer oil from outside storage tanks to the Saturn facility. The oil transfer system was iden- ti ed for upgrade to current technology standards. Using the existing valves, pumps, and relay controls, the system was automated using the National Instruments cRIO FGPA platform. Engineered safety practices, including a failure mode e ects analysis, were used to develop error handling requirements. The uniqueness of the Saturn Oil Automated Transfer System (SOATS) is in the graphical user interface. The SOATS uses an HTML interface to communicate to the cRIO, creating a platform independent control system. The SOATS was commissioned in April 2013.

  1. Classified Automated Information System Security Program

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

    1994-07-15

    To establish uniform requirements, policies, responsibilities, and procedures for the development and implementation of a Department of Energy (DOE) Classified Computer Security Program to ensure the security of classified information in automated data processing (ADP) systems. Cancels DOE O 5637.1. Canceled by DOE O 471.2.

  2. Automated Fuel Dispensing System Form Instructions

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    Marques, Oge

    Automated Fuel Dispensing System Form Instructions If additional forms are necessary to provide(s) are hired and will be obtaining fuel, an Add Driver Form MUST be submitted for entry into the web database and/or diesel fuel to operate. Note: When a new vehicle, golf cart (gasoline), etc., is placed

  3. Remote-Controlled Home Automation Systems with Different Network Technologies

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    Davies, John N.

    Remote-Controlled Home Automation Systems with Different Network Technologies Armando Roy Delgado into the potential for remote controlled operation of home automation systems. It considers problems, 2002) which certainly requires a careful study before developing any suitable Home Automation System

  4. An advanced power distribution automation model system

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    Niwa, Shigeharu; Kanoi, Minoru; Nishijima, Kazuo; Hayami, Mitsuo

    1995-12-31

    An advanced power distribution automation (APDA) model system has been developed on the present basis of the automated distribution systems in Japan, which have been used for remote switching operations and for urgent supply restorations during faults. The increased use of electronic apparatuses sensitive to supply interruption requires very high supply reliability, and the final developed system is expected to be useful for this purpose. The developed model system adopts pole circuit breakers and remote termination units connected through 64kbps optical fibers to the computer of the automated system in the control center. Immediate switching operations for supply restorations during faults are possible through the restoration procedures, prepared beforehand, by the computer and by fast telecommunications using optical fibers. So, protection by the feeder circuit breaker in the substation can be avoided, which would otherwise cause the blackout of the whole distribution line. The test results show the effectiveness of model the system: successful fault locations and reconfiguration for supply restoration including separation of the fault sections (without blackout for the ground faults and with a short period (within 1 s) of blackout for the short-circuit faults).

  5. Modernizing computerized nuclear material accounting systems

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    Erkkila, B.H.; Claborn, J. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Safeguards Systems Group

    1995-09-01

    DOE Orders and draft orders for nuclear material control and accountability address a complete material control and accountability (MC and A) program for all DOE contractors processing, using, or storing nuclear materials. A critical element of an MC and A program is the accounting system used to track and record all inventories of nuclear material and movements of materials in those inventories. Most DOE facilities use computerized accounting systems to facilitate the task of accounting for all their inventory of nuclear materials. Many facilities still use a mixture of a manual paper system with a computerized system. Also, facilities may use multiple systems to support information needed for MC and A. For real-time accounting it is desirable to implement a single integrated data base management system for a variety of users. In addition to accountability needs, waste management, material management, and production operations must be supported. Information in these systems can also support criticality safety and other safety issues. Modern networked microcomputers provide extensive processing and reporting capabilities that single mainframe computer systems struggle with. This paper describes an approach being developed at Los Alamos to address these problems.

  6. Decision support systems for automated terminal area air traffic control

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    Pararas, John Demetrios

    1982-01-01

    This work studies the automation of the terminal area Air Traffic Management and Control (ATM/C) system. The ATM/C decision-making process is analyzed and broken down into a number of "automation functions". Each of these ...

  7. Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems

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    Kiliccote, Sila; Global Energy Partners; Pacific Gas and Electric Company

    2008-01-01

    Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks.EPRI), and C&C Building Automation, Inc. PG&E directlyLBNL hired C&C Building Automation to start transferring

  8. Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems

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    Global Energy Partners; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Kiliccote, Sila; Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Wikler, Greg; Prijyanonda, Joe; Chiu, Albert

    2008-04-21

    Demand Response (DR) can be defined as actions taken to reduce electric loads when contingencies, such as emergencies and congestion, occur that threaten supply-demand balance, or market conditions raise supply costs. California utilities have offered price and reliability DR based programs to customers to help reduce electric peak demand. The lack of knowledge about the DR programs and how to develop and implement DR control strategies is a barrier to participation in DR programs, as is the lack of automation of DR systems. Most DR activities are manual and require people to first receive notifications, and then act on the information to execute DR strategies. Levels of automation in DR can be defined as follows. Manual Demand Response involves a labor-intensive approach such as manually turning off or changing comfort set points at each equipment switch or controller. Semi-Automated Demand Response involves a pre-programmed demand response strategy initiated by a person via centralized control system. Fully-Automated Demand Response does not involve human intervention, but is initiated at a home, building, or facility through receipt of an external communications signal. The receipt of the external signal initiates pre-programmed demand response strategies. We refer to this as Auto-DR (Piette et. al. 2005). Auto-DR for commercial and industrial facilities can be defined as fully automated DR initiated by a signal from a utility or other appropriate entity and that provides fully-automated connectivity to customer end-use control strategies. One important concept in Auto-DR is that a homeowner or facility manager should be able to 'opt out' or 'override' a DR event if the event comes at time when the reduction in end-use services is not desirable. Therefore, Auto-DR is not handing over total control of the equipment or the facility to the utility but simply allowing the utility to pass on grid related information which then triggers facility defined and programmed strategies if convenient to the facility. From 2003 through 2006 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Demand Response Research Center (DRRC) developed and tested a series of demand response automation communications technologies known as Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR). In 2007, LBNL worked with three investor-owned utilities to commercialize and implement Auto-DR programs in their territories. This paper summarizes the history of technology development for Auto-DR, and describes the DR technologies and control strategies utilized at many of the facilities. It outlines early experience in commercializing Auto-DR systems within PG&E DR programs, including the steps to configure the automation technology. The paper also describes the DR sheds derived using three different baseline methodologies. Emphasis is given to the lessons learned from installation and commissioning of Auto-DR systems, with a detailed description of the technical coordination roles and responsibilities, and costs.

  9. Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems

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    Kiliccote, Sila; Global Energy Partners; Pacific Gas and Electric Company

    2008-01-01

    their partnership in demand response automation research andand Techniques for Demand Response. LBNL Report 59975. Mayof Fully Automated Demand Response in Large Facilities.

  10. ID SYSTEM DEBIT ACCOUNT Payroll Deduction Form

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    Karsai, Istvan

    ID SYSTEM DEBIT ACCOUNT Payroll Deduction Form This is my authorization for the ETSU Payroll Department to make a monthly deduction from my paycheck to be deposited to my ETSU ID System Debit Card 37614-0611 PHONE: 423/439-8316 http://www.etsu.edu/students/univcent/id.htm e-mail ­ IDBUCS@etsu.edu #12;

  11. Energy Automation Systems Inc | Open Energy Information

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  12. An automated neutron monitor maintenance system

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    Moore, F.S.; Griffin, J.C.; Odell, D.M.C.

    1996-09-01

    Neutron detectors are commonly used by the nuclear materials processing industry to monitor fissile materials in process vessels and tanks. The proper functioning of these neutron monitors must be periodically evaluated. We have developed and placed in routine use a PC-based multichannel analyzer (MCA) system for on-line BF3 and He-3 gas-filled detector function testing. The automated system: 1) acquires spectral data from the monitor system, 2) analyzes the spectrum to determine the detector`s functionality, 3) makes suggestions for maintenance or repair, as required, and 4) saves the spectrum and results to disk for review. The operator interface has been designed to be user-friendly and to minimize the training requirements of the user. The system may also be easily customized for various applications

  13. Reference Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Reference Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical Power Version 1.2 October 12, 2005 Prepared by: Sandia National Laboratories' Center for SCADA Security Jason...

  14. V-205: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java Multiple...

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

    IBM has acknowledged a weakness and multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose...

  15. A Distributed Facilities Automation System For IBM Buildings 

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    Houle, W. D. Sr.

    1985-01-01

    and to provide the plant oper ator with data to allow more effi cient operations. The most widely used program, General Purpose Automation Executive (GPAX), uses the IBM Series/1 to provide moni toring, optimization, and control for facilities automation... FACILITIES AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR IBM BUILDINGS Walter D. Houle, Sr. IBM Corporation Atlanta, Georgia INTRODUCTION Automatic building control systems have rapidly evolved from time-based on-off energy management controllers to distributed...

  16. An OGSA-Based Bank Service for Grid Accounting Systems

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    Elmroth, Erik

    An OGSA-Based Bank Service for Grid Accounting Systems Erik Elmroth1 , Peter Gardfj¨all1 , Olle developed Grid accounting system. The Grid accounting system maintains a Grid-wide view of the resources the accounts of VO projects. Each service request is transparently intercepted by the accounting system, which

  17. Automated MEMS-based Drosophila embryo injection system for high-throughput RNAi screens

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    Scott, Matthew

    Automated MEMS-based Drosophila embryo injection system for high-throughput RNAi screens Stefan developed an automated system based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) injectors for reliable mass

  18. Assessing the performance of human-automation collaborative planning systems

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    Ryan, Jason C. (Jason Christopher)

    2011-01-01

    Planning and Resource Allocation (P/RA) Human Supervisory Control (HSC) systems utilize the capabilities of both human operators and automated planning algorithms to schedule tasks for complex systems. In these systems, ...

  19. A Universal Automated Information System for Science and Technology

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    Andrews, Peter B.

    A Universal Automated Information System for Science and Technology Peter B. Andrews Carnegie, applied sci- ence, and technology. Just as those searching for information on the web today tend to regard are likely to think of them as comprising a Universal Automated Information System for Science and Technology

  20. A Universal Automated Information System for Science and Technology

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    Andrews, Peter B.

    A Universal Automated Information System for Science and Technology Peter B. Andrews Carnegie of mathematics, science, applied sci- ence, and technology. Just as those searching for information on the web of a Universal Automated Information System for Science and Technology having at least the following features

  1. Automated interferometric alignment system for paraboloidal mirrors

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Maxey, L. Curtis (Powell, TN)

    1993-01-01

    A method is described for a systematic method of interpreting interference fringes obtained by using a corner cube retroreflector as an alignment aid when aigning a paraboloid to a spherical wavefront. This is applicable to any general case where such alignment is required, but is specifically applicable in the case of aligning an autocollimating test using a diverging beam wavefront. In addition, the method provides information which can be systematically interpreted such that independent information about pitch, yaw and focus errors can be obtained. Thus, the system lends itself readily to automation. Finally, although the method is developed specifically for paraboloids, it can be seen to be applicable to a variety of other aspheric optics when applied in combination with a wavefront corrector that produces a wavefront which, when reflected from the correctly aligned aspheric surface will produce a collimated wavefront like that obtained from the paraboloid when it is correctly aligned to a spherical wavefront.

  2. Automated interferometric alignment system for paraboloidal mirrors

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Maxey, L.C.

    1993-09-28

    A method is described for a systematic method of interpreting interference fringes obtained by using a corner cube retroreflector as an alignment aid when aligning a paraboloid to a spherical wavefront. This is applicable to any general case where such alignment is required, but is specifically applicable in the case of aligning an autocollimating test using a diverging beam wavefront. In addition, the method provides information which can be systematically interpreted such that independent information about pitch, yaw and focus errors can be obtained. Thus, the system lends itself readily to automation. Finally, although the method is developed specifically for paraboloids, it can be seen to be applicable to a variety of other aspheric optics when applied in combination with a wavefront corrector that produces a wavefront which, when reflected from the correctly aligned aspheric surface will produce a collimated wavefront like that obtained from the paraboloid when it is correctly aligned to a spherical wavefront. 14 figures.

  3. Safety Analysis Of Automated Highway Systems

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    Leveson, Nancy G.

    1997-01-01

    Lee. Towards an automated fmea assis- tant. In Applicationsmodes and effects analysis (FMEA) is employed to determineof multiple failures. ) FMEA was developed Potential Part

  4. Automated Surface Observing System: Standby Power Options

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

    contained group of sensors and data gathering equipment that produces an automated weather observation * Weather observations support aviation, climate data, non government...

  5. Human-Machine Interface in Building Automation Systems 

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    Sobczak, N. L.

    1981-01-01

    problem between the non-computer knowledgeable operator and the computer based Building Automation System. One of the solutions to this problem is the design and implementation of a human machine interface which educates the operator to utilize the system...

  6. I-94 Automation CBP has announced it will begin an automated system for issuance of Form I-94 at SEA and AIR Ports of

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    I-94 Automation CBP has announced it will begin an automated system for issuance of Form I-94. The implementation of this automated system will take place over four weeks according to the schedule posted

  7. Automating Spoken Dialogue Systems Mona Singh,1,2

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    Automating Spoken Dialogue Systems Mona Singh,1,2 James Barnett,2 Munindar P. Singh1 1 Department construction [6]. Mona Singh and James Barnett are supported by the National Institute of Standards

  8. Building automation systems (BAS) are concerned with control and monitoring of buildings, while aiming to

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    Clausen, Michael

    Building automation systems (BAS) are concerned with control and monitoring of buildings, while operating and energy costs Realization and Experiences with a Low-Cost Building Automation Security Testbed for Educational Purposes BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS Building automation systems dearth the aspect of security

  9. An Automated System for Converting App Inventor Apps to Java Interface For Creating and Managing Projects

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    Gray, Jeffrey G.

    An Automated System for Converting App Inventor Apps to Java Interface For Creating and Managing of Computer Science Graphical Environment For Creating Layouts MIT App Inventor An Automated System for Converting App Inventor Apps to JavaAn Automated System for Converting App Inventor Apps to JavaAn Automated

  10. The Automated Bicron Tester: Automated electronic instrument diagnostic, testing, and alignment system with records generation

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Rao, G.S.; Maddox, S.R.; Turner, G.W.; Vandermolen, R.I.

    1995-11-01

    The Bicron Surveyor MX is a portable radiation monitoring instrument used by the Office of Radiation Protection at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This instrument must be calibrated in order to assure reliable operation. A manual calibration procedure was developed, but it was time consuming and repetitive. Therefore, an automated tester station that would allow the technicians to calibrate the instruments faster and more reliably was developed. With the automated tester station, calibration records and accountability could be generated and maintained automatically. This allows the technicians to concentrate on repairing defective units. The Automated Bicron Tester consists of an operator interface, an analog board, and a digital controller board. The panel is the user interface that allows the technician to communicate with the tester. The analog board has an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that converts the signals from the instrument into digital data that the tester can manipulate. The digital controller board contains the circuitry to perform the test and to communicate the results to the host personal computer (PC). The tester station is connected to the unit under test through a special test harness that attaches to a header on the Bicron. The tester sends pulse trains to the Bicron and measures the resulting meter output. This is done to determine if the unit is functioning properly. The testers are connected to the host PC through an RS-485 serial line. The host PC polls all the tester stations that are connected to it and collects data from those that have completed a calibration. It logs these data and stores the record in a format ready for export to the Maintenance, Accountability, Jobs, and Inventory Control (MAJIC) database. It also prints a report. The programs for the Automated Bicron Tester and the host are written in the C language.

  11. Techniques for Securing Substation Automation Systems David Guidry1

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    Burmester, Mike

    that such systems are properly secured. Most critical infrastructures such as the electricity grid can be modeled be modeled as cyber-physical systems whose cyber components control the underlying physical components so propose techniques for resilient substation automation of power utility systems with security based

  12. Automated Web Page Synthesis in Adaptive Web Systems

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    Ghorbani, Ali

    Automated Web Page Synthesis in Adaptive Web Systems Hossein Sadat and Ali Ghorbani Intelligent, Canada {t15h7,ghorbani}@unb.ca Abstract. An adaptive Web system adapts the Web pages to its users, based of the system. In this paper, we formalize dynamic generation of Web pages and refer to it as Web page synthesis

  13. Accountant

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A successful candidate in this position will be responsible for the accounting, reporting, reconciliation, and analysis of Southwestern Power Administrations (Southwestern) Fixed Assets and...

  14. Accounting

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

    2003-01-06

    To prescribe the requirements and responsibilities for the accounting and financial management of the Department of Energy (DOE). Supersedes DOE O 534.1A.

  15. Cost accounting system for an emergency department

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    Chang, Josh (Josh Woolim)

    2015-01-01

    In 2011, Michael Porter and Robert Kaplan - the godfather of modern managerial accounting and professor at Harvard Business School - said "There is an almost complete lack of understanding of how much it costs to deliver ...

  16. Accounting

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

    2001-07-05

    To prescribe the requirements and responsibilities for the accounting and financial management of the Department of Energy (DOE). Cancels DOE O 534.1. Canceled by DOE O 534.1B.

  17. Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems

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    Kiliccote, Sila; Global Energy Partners; Pacific Gas and Electric Company

    2008-01-01

    Information System or Energy Management System (EMCS) so aimplementation in energy management systems. This effort isTC): Trained energy management control system vendors were

  18. Accountability in Cloud Computing and Distributed Computer Systems Hongda Xiao

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    Feigenbaum, Joan

    a mechanism for holding cloud-service providers accountable but also an interesting application of secure be applicable to other aspects of data- center and cloud security. #12;Accountability in Cloud ComputingAbstract Accountability in Cloud Computing and Distributed Computer Systems Hongda Xiao 2014

  19. An Automation System for Optimizing a Supply Chain Network Design under the Influence of Demand Uncertainty

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    Polany, Rany

    2012-01-01

    Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii 3Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Dashboard/Cockpit Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  20. Analyzing the effects of dynamic task allocation on human-automation system performance

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    Johnson, Aaron William

    2015-01-01

    Modem complex aerospace systems employ flight deck automation to increase the efficiency and safety of systems while reducing operator workload. However, too much automation can lead to overtrust, complacency, and a decrease ...

  1. Measuring journey time reliability in London using automated data collection systems

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    Schil, Mickaël (Mickaël René Jerôme)

    2012-01-01

    Service reliability is critical for both users and operators of transit systems. The rapid spread of Automated Data Collection Systems, such as Automated Fare Collection (AFC) and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), provides ...

  2. Development of Building Automation and Control Systems

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    Yang, Yang; Zhu, Qi; Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2012-01-01

    distributed embedded systems, and embedded software. Yangon dis- tributed embedded systems while reducing com-for distributed embedded systems, cyberphysical sys- tems,

  3. Automated Energy Distribution and Reliability System (AEDR): Final Report

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    Buche, D. L.

    2008-07-01

    This report describes Northern Indiana Public Service Co. project efforts to develop an automated energy distribution and reliability system. The purpose of this project was to implement a database-driven GIS solution that would manage all of the company's gas, electric, and landbase objects.

  4. MFR PAPER 1176 An Automated Unmanned Fishing System

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    MFR PAPER 1176 An Automated Unmanned Fishing System to Harvest Coastal Pelagic Fish WILBER R. SEIDEL and THOMAS M. VANSELOUS ABSTRACT-Coastal pelagic fish resources of the Gulf of Mexico are basi- cally unutilized with the exception of menhaden, which are harvested exten- sively. The other fishes

  5. ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF HUMAN-AUTOMATION COLLABORATIVE PLANNING SYSTEMS

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    to perform high-level task planning for deck operations on United States Naval aircraft carriers is utilized in a testing program that utilizes three different planning conditions, with a focus on validat- ingASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF HUMAN- AUTOMATION COLLABORATIVE PLANNING SYSTEMS by Jason C. Ryan B. S

  6. Automating Database Schema Evolution in Information System Upgrades

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    Zaniolo, Carlo

    Automating Database Schema Evolution in Information System Upgrades Carlo Curino Hyun J. Moon Carlo, and down-time currently created by the database schema evolution process is the source of incessant prob and historical queries for database archives under schema evolution. Keywords Schema Evolution, Database Design

  7. Automating Internal Control at a Coffee Cooperative using Mobile Phones Improves Efficiency and Accountability

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    Parikh, Tapan S.

    , geographic specialization and/or social impact. However, the lack of available transport, in- frastructure by capitalizing their quality advantage, sustainable growing practices and social impact. Many of these rely and Accountability Yael Schwartzman UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA yaelsf@gmail.com Mario Vila CEPCO Oaxaca, Mexico

  8. Using Explicit and Machine-Understandable Engineering Knowledge for Defect Detection in Automation Systems Engineering

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    industrial complexes are very high. Traditional approaches for defect detection in automation systems and data models which are used within the engineering of industrial automation systems. Thus, some defects Nowadays, industrial automation systems have tendencies to become more and more complex and large

  9. Enforcing Safety Requirements for Industrial Automation Systems at Runtime Position Paper

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    Enforcing Safety Requirements for Industrial Automation Systems at Runtime Position Paper Wikan {firstname.lastname}@tuwien.ac.at Abstract--Current industrial automation systems are becom- ing more safety requirements of industrial automation systems may lead to high risks if not addressed properly

  10. Final Draft Building Automation Systems Design and Construction Standards October 3rd

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    Portman, Douglas

    Final Draft Building Automation Systems Design and Construction Standards October 3rd , 2013 1 Automation Systems Design and Construction Standards October 3rd , 2013 2 University of Rochester Building Automation Systems Design and Construction Standards October 3rd , 2013 3 Section 1 General Requirements

  11. Chip breaking system for automated machine tool

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Arehart, Theodore A. (Clinton, TN); Carey, Donald O. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1987-01-01

    The invention is a rotary selectively directional valve assembly for use in an automated turret lathe for directing a stream of high pressure liquid machining coolant to the interface of a machine tool and workpiece for breaking up ribbon-shaped chips during the formation thereof so as to inhibit scratching or other marring of the machined surfaces by these ribbon-shaped chips. The valve assembly is provided by a manifold arrangement having a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart ports each coupled to a machine tool. The manifold is rotatable with the turret when the turret is positioned for alignment of a machine tool in a machining relationship with the workpiece. The manifold is connected to a non-rotational header having a single passageway therethrough which conveys the high pressure coolant to only the port in the manifold which is in registry with the tool disposed in a working relationship with the workpiece. To position the machine tools the turret is rotated and one of the tools is placed in a material-removing relationship of the workpiece. The passageway in the header and one of the ports in the manifold arrangement are then automatically aligned to supply the machining coolant to the machine tool workpiece interface for breaking up of the chips as well as cooling the tool and workpiece during the machining operation.

  12. An Automated Prompting System for Smart Environments

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    Cook, Diane J.

    the demand for smart health assistance systems. A smart home-based prompting system can enhance based on real data that is collected with volunteer participants in our smart home testbed. Keywords healthcare systems have started gaining popularity. A smart-home based prompting system is one

  13. First Steps toward Automated Design of Mechatronic Systems Using Bond Graphs and Genetic Programming

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    First Steps toward Automated Design of Mechatronic Systems Using Bond Graphs and Genetic for mechatronic systems. The domain of mechatronic systems includes mixtures of, for example, electrical

  14. Use of Building Automation System Trend Data for Inputs Generation in Bottom-Up Simulation Calibration 

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    Zibin, N. F.; Zmeureanu, R. G.; Love, J. A.

    2013-01-01

    for analysis and use in simulation is very large. This paper explores automating the process of generating inputs from Building Automation System (BAS) trend data for use in building simulation software. A proof-of-concept prototype called the Automatic...

  15. Automated system for handling tritiated mixed waste

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    Dennison, D.K.; Merrill, R.D.; Reitz, T.C.

    1995-03-01

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is developing a semi system for handling, characterizing, processing, sorting, and repackaging hazardous wastes containing tritium. The system combines an IBM-developed gantry robot with a special glove box enclosure designed to protect operators and minimize the potential release of tritium to the atmosphere. All hazardous waste handling and processing will be performed remotely, using the robot in a teleoperational mode for one-of-a-kind functions and in an autonomous mode for repetitive operations. Initially, this system will be used in conjunction with a portable gas system designed to capture any gaseous-phase tritium released into the glove box. This paper presents the objectives of this development program, provides background related to LLNL`s robotics and waste handling program, describes the major system components, outlines system operation, and discusses current status and plans.

  16. Integration of Real-Time Data Into Building Automation Systems

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    Mark J. Stunder; Perry Sebastian; Brenda A. Chube; Michael D. Koontz

    2003-04-16

    The project goal was to investigate the possibility of using predictive real-time information from the Internet as an input to building management system algorithms. The objectives were to identify the types of information most valuable to commercial and residential building owners, managers, and system designers. To comprehensively investigate and document currently available electronic real-time information suitable for use in building management systems. Verify the reliability of the information and recommend accreditation methods for data and providers. Assess methodologies to automatically retrieve and utilize the information. Characterize equipment required to implement automated integration. Demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of using the information in building management systems. Identify evolutionary control strategies.

  17. Facility Automation Products--Systems--Applications--Trends 

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    Bynum, H. D.

    1986-01-01

    PRODUCTS ?? SYSTEMS ?? APPLICATIONS ?? TRENDS Harris D. Bynum Honeywell Inc. Atlanta, Georgia INDUSTRIAL YEAR QUANTITY PeRCENT TOTAL 1974 30.83 42.3 72.48 1975 28.34 40.2 70.49 1978 30.18 40.8 74.30 1977 31.02 40.7 78.21 1978 31.38 40.2 78... such as thermal storage and cogeneration are being more frequent ly used. Energy management control strategies required for the energy systems are more effective when the global facility digital system communication network and global data base...

  18. Automated Fault Location In Smart Distribution Systems 

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    Lotfifard, Saeed

    2012-10-19

    of Energy (DOE) “Grid 2030” initiatives for grid modernization by improving reliability indices of the network. Improving customer average interruption duration index (CAIDI) and system average interruption duration index (SAIDI) are direct advantages...

  19. Automated sleep scoring system using labview 

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    Deshpande, Parikshit Bapusaheb

    2006-04-12

    with the individual scorer than being a rigid interpretation of the R&K rules. Though this thesis is limited to the development of an offline software program, given the data acquisition facilites in LabVIEW, a complete system from data acquisition to sleep hypnograms...

  20. Crusader Automated Docking System Phase 3 report

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    Jatko, W.B.; Goddard, J.S.; Ferrell, R.K.; Gleason, S.S.; Hicks, J.S.; Varma, V.K.

    1996-03-01

    The US Army is developing the next generation of battlefield artillery vehicles, including an advanced, self-propelled howitzer and a companion resupply vehicle. The resupply vehicle is intended to rendezvous with the howitzer near the battlefront and to upload ammunition to the howitzer. The Army has recommended that the vehicles incorporate robotics to increase safety, by allowing the crew to remain inside their vehicles during resupply operations. Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed an autonomous docking system for a 6-D.F. robotic, ammunition transfer arm. The docking system augments the operator`s abilities by determining the position and orientation (pose) of a docking port. The pose is the location of the x, y, and z reference axes in 3-D space; and the orientation is the rotations--roll, pitch, and yaw--about those axes. Bye precisely determining the pose of the docking port, the robot can be instructed to move to the docking position without operator intervention. The system uses a video camera and frame grabber to digitize images of the special docking port. Custom algorithms were developed to recognize the port in the camera image, to determine the pose from its image features, and to distribute the results to the robot control computer. The system is loosely coupled to the robot and can be easily adapted to different mechanical configurations. The system has successfully demonstrated autonomous docking on a 24-in. tabletop robot and a 12-ft ammunition resupply robot. The update rate, measurement accuracy, continuous operation, and accuracy with obstructed view have been determined experimentally.

  1. Fire Protection System Account Request Form | Department of Energy

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    December 2, 2010 Account request form used to obtain user credentials for the Fire Protection Database To obtain a user id and password to access the Fire Protection system, please...

  2. Preaward Survey of Prospective Contractor Accounting System Checklist

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    may be used only when the contractor's accounting system is adequate for determining costs applicable to the contract. If no information is available in the files to make this...

  3. Correlating instrumentation data to system states: A building block for automated diagnosis and control

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    Chase, Jeffrey S.

    Correlating instrumentation data to system states: A building block for automated diagnosis the use of statistical induction tech- niques as a basis for automated performance diagnosis interpretability properties that make them excellent candidates for automated diag- nosis and control. We explore

  4. Genetic algorithms for delays evaluation in networked automation systems , S. Amari, J-J. Lesage

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    communication technology at different levels in the industrial organizations; management and automation. Currently, many automation producers and alliances developed their own industrial Ethernet standard (NeumannGenetic algorithms for delays evaluation in networked automation systems B. Addad n , S. Amari, J

  5. Uses of automated geotechnical instrumentation systems

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    Marr, W.A.

    1999-07-01

    Developments occurring in electronics and instrumentation promise to lower the cost and improve the reliability of electronic systems to monitor geotechnical instrumentation. The miniaturization of electronics, reduction of power consumption, reduced component cost, and improved component reliability all help to make new instruments possible and geotechnical instrumentation more cost effective. This paper describes the application of some of these developments to three problems and summarizes the potential benefits to the engineer from their use. The increased capabilities of instrumentation and data acquisition equipment combined with their improved reliability and lower cost will make future applications of geotechnical instrumentation more cost effective. One application described is ground water monitoring.

  6. Accountable Anonymous Service Usage in Mobile Communication Systems \\Lambda

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    Levente, Buttyán

    Accountable Anonymous Service Usage in Mobile Communication Systems \\Lambda Levente Butty communication systems. This model is based on the introduction of a new business role, called the customer care Introduction 1.1 Background Mobile communication systems allow their users to access a large set of traditional

  7. Methods for Automated and Continuous Commissioning of Building Systems

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    Larry Luskay; Michael Brambley; Srinivas Katipamula

    2003-04-30

    Avoidance of poorly installed HVAC systems is best accomplished at the close of construction by having a building and its systems put ''through their paces'' with a well conducted commissioning process. This research project focused on developing key components to enable the development of tools that will automatically detect and correct equipment operating problems, thus providing continuous and automatic commissioning of the HVAC systems throughout the life of a facility. A study of pervasive operating problems reveled the following would most benefit from an automated and continuous commissioning process: (1) faulty economizer operation; (2) malfunctioning sensors; (3) malfunctioning valves and dampers, and (4) access to project design data. Methodologies for detecting system operation faults in these areas were developed and validated in ''bare-bones'' forms within standard software such as spreadsheets, databases, statistical or mathematical packages. Demonstrations included flow diagrams and simplified mock-up applications. Techniques to manage data were demonstrated by illustrating how test forms could be populated with original design information and the recommended sequence of operation for equipment systems. Proposed tools would use measured data, design data, and equipment operating parameters to diagnosis system problems. Steps for future research are suggested to help more toward practical application of automated commissioning and its high potential to improve equipment availability, increase occupant comfort, and extend the life of system equipment.

  8. Requirements Specification for and Evaluation of an Automated Substation Monitoring System

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    Requirements Specification for and Evaluation of an Automated Substation Monitoring System Mladen) and other monitoring sensors and devices installed in the substation. With this variety of installed IEDs

  9. Automated cassette-to-cassette substrate handling system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kraus, Joseph Arthur; Boyer, Jeremy James; Mack, Joseph; DeChellis, Michael; Koo, Michael

    2014-03-18

    An automated cassette-to-cassette substrate handling system includes a cassette storage module for storing a plurality of substrates in cassettes before and after processing. A substrate carrier storage module stores a plurality of substrate carriers. A substrate carrier loading/unloading module loads substrates from the cassette storage module onto the plurality of substrate carriers and unloads substrates from the plurality of substrate carriers to the cassette storage module. A transport mechanism transports the plurality of substrates between the cassette storage module and the plurality of substrate carriers and transports the plurality of substrate carriers between the substrate carrier loading/unloading module and a processing chamber. A vision system recognizes recesses in the plurality of substrate carriers corresponding to empty substrate positions in the substrate carrier. A processor receives data from the vision system and instructs the transport mechanism to transport substrates to positions on the substrate carrier in response to the received data.

  10. AN AUTOMATED TOOL FOR HDL AND CONFIGURATION FILE GENERATION FROM UML SYSTEM DESCRIPTIONS

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    Thornton, Mitchell

    An Automated Tool for HDL and Configuration File Generation from UML System Descriptions Advisor: Professor of optimally dividing system functionality between hardware and software. This project uses Unified Modeling#12;AN AUTOMATED TOOL FOR HDL AND CONFIGURATION FILE GENERATION FROM UML SYSTEM DESCRIPTIONS

  11. A Mobile Automated Tomographic Gamma Scanning System - 13231

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    Kirkpatrick, J.M.; LeBlanc, P.J.; Nakazawa, D.; Petroka, D.L.; Kane Smith, S.; Venkataraman, R.; Villani, M. [Canberra Industries, Inc. 800 Research Parkway, Meriden CT 06450 (United States)] [Canberra Industries, Inc. 800 Research Parkway, Meriden CT 06450 (United States)

    2013-07-01

    Canberra Industries have recently designed and built a new automated Tomographic Gamma Scanning (TGS) system for mobile deployment. The TGS technique combines high-resolution gamma spectroscopy with low spatial resolution 3-dimensional image reconstruction to provide increased accuracy over traditional approaches for the assay of non-uniform source distributions in low-to medium-density, non-heterogeneous matrices. Originally pioneered by R. Estep at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the TGS method has been further developed and commercialized by Canberra Industries in recent years. The present system advances the state of the art on several fronts: it is designed to be housed in a standard cargo transport container for ease of transport, allowing waste characterization at multiple facilities under the purview of a single operator. Conveyor feed, drum rotator, and detector and collimator positioning mechanisms operated by programmable logic control (PLC) allow automated batch mode operation. The variable geometry settings can accommodate a wide range of waste packaging, including but not limited to standard 220 liter drums, 380 liter overpack drums, and smaller 20 liter cans. A 20 mCi Eu-152 transmission source provides attenuation corrections for drum matrices up to 1 g/cm{sup 3} in TGS mode; the system can be operated in Segmented Gamma Scanning (SGS) mode to measure higher density drums. To support TGS assays at higher densities, the source shield is sufficient to house an alternate Co-60 transmission source of higher activity, up to 250 mCi. An automated shutter and attenuator assembly is provided for operating the system with a dual intensity transmission source. The system's 1500 kg capacity rotator turntable can handle heavy containers such as concrete lined 380 liter overpack drums. Finally, data acquisition utilizes Canberra's Broad Energy Germanium (BEGE) detector and Lynx MCA, with 32 k channels, providing better than 0.1 keV/channel resolution to support both isotopic analysis with the MGA/MGAU software and a wide 3 MeV dynamic range. The calibration and verification of the system is discussed, and quantitative results are presented for a variety of drum types and matrices. (authors)

  12. Automation of Pivot Sprinkler Irrigation Systems to More Efficiently Utilize Rainfall and Irrigation Water 

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    Wendt, C. W.; Runkles, J. R.; Gerst, M. D.; Harbert, H. P. III; Hutmacher, R. B.

    1980-01-01

    A study was conducted to develop automated pivot sprinkler irrigation systems and determine if such systems use less water and energy than manually operated systems. The study was conducted near Earth, Texas, using irrigation ...

  13. Automated Tuning of a Vision-based Inspection System for Industrial Food Manufacturing

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    Payeur, Pierre

    Automated Tuning of a Vision-based Inspection System for Industrial Food Manufacturing Mai Moussa. INTRODUCTION For several years, the food industry has adopted automated vision-based inspection systems Ottawa, Canada [m.chetima, ppayeur]@uottawa.ca Abstract--Quality control in industrial food manufacturing

  14. In 1994 Proc. of IEEE Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems, and Compu ters AUTOMATED DESIGN OF

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    In 1994 Proc. of IEEE Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems, and Compu ters AUTOMATED DESIGN OF TWO@mpi-sb.mpg.de Abstract The paper gives an automated procedure to design ratio- nal decimation compression systems. Seismic data is sampled in position and time 1 . Data fallingon position-timelines having the same slope

  15. An Automated Asset Locating System (AALS) with Applications to Inventory Management

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    Spletzer, John R.

    An Automated Asset Locating System (AALS) with Applications to Inventory Management Thomas H-of-concept Automated Asset Locating System (AALS) for enhancing inventory management. AALS integrates LIDAR and RFID with the positions of assets in the environment. We present significant experimental results where the proof

  16. Systems for home automation are a necessary component for intelligent smart homes applications.

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    Dobson, Simon

    developers in the process of building applications for the smart home, providing them with informationAbstract Systems for home automation are a necessary component for intelligent smart homes. Introduction Whilst a number of automation systems for smart homes are available commercially, their use

  17. Accurate Energy Attribution and Accounting for Multi-core Systems

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    Ryffel, Sebi; Stathopoulos, Thanos; McIntire, Dustin; Kaiser, William; Thiele, Lothar

    2009-01-01

    time detailed energy accounting for wireless sensor nodes.2008. [25] Martin Waitz. Accounting and control of powerner. Event-driven energy accounting for dynamic thermal man-

  18. Sacks R. (1998), `Issues in the Development and Implementation of a Building Project Model for an Automated Building System', International Journal of Construction Information Technology, Salford University, Salford

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    Sacks, Rafael

    1998-01-01

    of an Automated, Computer Integrated Building Realization System is to automatically generate all. Keywords: Building Project Model, Computer Integrated Construction, Automated Building System. INTRODUCTION for an Automated Building System', International Journal of Construction Information Technology, Salford University

  19. Evaluation of Response Time in Ethernet-based Automation Systems Galle Marsal, Bruno Denis, Jean-Marc Faure

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    design of automation systems including this kind of industrial Ethernet networks. 1. Introduction ManyEvaluation of Response Time in Ethernet-based Automation Systems Gaëlle Marsal, Bruno Denis, Jean@eit.uni-kl.de Abstract This paper presents a method to assess response time of automation system architectures including

  20. EuroSPI 2009 -1 Software provides an increasing part of the added value of modern automation systems and

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    SPI 2009 1 Introduction Software-intensive automation systems, like industrial manufacturing plants, need automation systems and thus becomes more complex. System requirements may change even late in the development process, lead to ad-hoc modifications of the product and require systematic (and automated) testing

  1. An Active RFID Accountability System (RAS) for Constrained Wireless Environments

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    Barker, Alan M [ORNL; Hanson, Gregory R [ORNL; Sexton, Angela Kay [ORNL; Jones Jr, J P [ORNL; Freer, Eva B [ORNL; Sjoreen, Andrea L [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    A team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed an RFID Accountability System (RAS) that allows items with active RFID tags to be tracked in environments where tags may not be able to transmit their location continuously. The system uses activators that transmit a short range signal. Active RFID tags are in a sleep state until they encounter an activator. Then they transmit a signal that is picked up by the antennas installed throughout the building. This paper presents the theory of operation, application areas, lessons learned, and key features developed over the course of seven years of development and use.

  2. Development of control system to automate the PCB pin insertion process

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    Isaac, Rejin

    2012-01-01

    This thesis describes the development of the control system that runs the automated pin insertion machine in a surface mount technology assembly line. The control system is divided into 2 subsystems viz. pin sorting and ...

  3. Daylighting and solar shading performances of an innovative automated reflective louver system

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    Hashemi, Arman

    2014-08-07

    follows initial investigations into the design and applicability of an automated retrofitted panel thermal shutters which can also act as a sunshade and daylighting system. The system has a patented function which allows each shutter...

  4. Test Automation of SafetyCritical Reactive Systems J. Peleska \\Lambda M. Siegel y

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    Peleska, Jan - Fachbereich 3

    of tests is only possible on the basis of formal specifications with well­defined semantics. JustTest Automation of Safety­Critical Reactive Systems J. Peleska \\Lambda M. Siegel y \\Lambda: mis@informatik.uni­kiel.de Abstract This article focuses on test automation for safety

  5. EVALUATION OF ULTRASONIC SNOW DEPTH SENSORS FOR AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEMS (ASOS)

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    i THESIS EVALUATION OF ULTRASONIC SNOW DEPTH SENSORS FOR AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEMS (ASOS PREPARED UNDER OUR SUPERVISION BY WENDY ANN BRAZENEC ENTITLED EVALUATION OF ULTRASONIC SNOW DEPTH SENSORS;iii ABSTRACT OF THESIS EVALUATION OF ULTRASONIC SNOW DEPTH SENSORS FOR AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING

  6. Automated Planning RW Theory RW Search Application Plan Improvement Systems Conclusions Random Walk Planning: Theory, Practice,

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    Müller, Martin

    Automated Planning RW Theory RW Search Application Plan Improvement Systems Conclusions Random Walk Planning: Theory, Practice, and Application Hootan Nakhost University of Alberta, Canada Google Canada since May 2013 May 9, 2012 #12;Automated Planning RW Theory RW Search Application Plan Improvement

  7. A DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENT AUTOMATED DEMAND RESPONSE BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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    Auslander, David; Culler, David; Wright, Paul; Lu, Yan; Piette, Mary

    2013-12-30

    The goal of the 2.5 year Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) project was to reduce peak electricity load of Sutardja Dai Hall at UC Berkeley by 30% while maintaining a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for the occupants. We sought to bring together both central and distributed control to provide “deep” demand response1 at the appliance level of the building as well as typical lighting and HVAC applications. This project brought together Siemens Corporate Research and Siemens Building Technology (the building has a Siemens Apogee Building Automation System (BAS)), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (leveraging their Open Automated Demand Response (openADR), Auto-­Demand Response, and building modeling expertise), and UC Berkeley (related demand response research including distributed wireless control, and grid-­to-­building gateway development). Sutardja Dai Hall houses the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), which fosters collaboration among industry and faculty and students of four UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz). The 141,000 square foot building, occupied in 2009, includes typical office spaces and a nanofabrication laboratory. Heating is provided by a district heating system (steam from campus as a byproduct of the campus cogeneration plant); cooling is provided by one of two chillers: a more typical electric centrifugal compressor chiller designed for the cool months (Nov-­ March) and a steam absorption chiller for use in the warm months (April-­October). Lighting in the open office areas is provided by direct-­indirect luminaries with Building Management System-­based scheduling for open areas, and occupancy sensors for private office areas. For the purposes of this project, we focused on the office portion of the building. Annual energy consumption is approximately 8053 MWh; the office portion is estimated as 1924 MWh. The maximum peak load during the study period was 1175 kW. Several new tools facilitated this work, such as the Smart Energy Box, the distributed load controller or Energy Information Gateway, the web-­based DR controller (dubbed the Central Load-­Shed Coordinator or CLSC), and the Demand Response Capacity Assessment & Operation Assistance Tool (DRCAOT). In addition, an innovative data aggregator called sMAP (simple Measurement and Actuation Profile) allowed data from different sources collected in a compact form and facilitated detailed analysis of the building systems operation. A smart phone application (RAP or Rapid Audit Protocol) facilitated an inventory of the building’s plug loads. Carbon dioxide sensors located in conference rooms and classrooms allowed demand controlled ventilation. The extensive submetering and nimble access to this data provided great insight into the details of the building operation as well as quick diagnostics and analyses of tests. For example, students discovered a short-­cycling chiller, a stuck damper, and a leaking cooling coil in the first field tests. For our final field tests, we were able to see how each zone was affected by the DR strategies (e.g., the offices on the 7th floor grew very warm quickly) and fine-­tune the strategies accordingly.

  8. Development of an automated optical system for corneal birefringence characterization 

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    Satheesan, Bhavana

    2000-01-01

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page 2. 1 Stokes vectors for some polarization states. 2. 2 Mueller matrices of a few optical elements. . 26 ??30 2. 3 Refractive indices of a few uniaxial birefringent crystals at X= 589. 3 nm 34 4. 1 Representation... of the eye as a potential test site [16-22]. Cote, et al. [18], further improved the sensitivity of the system by developing an open-loop phase technique and theoretically accounted for the possible noise sources in the in vivo system. In 1992, Goetz et al...

  9. IEM 4010/5990: Automation and RFID Applications in Manufacturing Systems: (Towards Improving Quality and Integrity Assurance)

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    Bukkapatnam, Satish T.S.

    of manufacturing systems. RFID is emerging as a viable technology for automating the identification of monitoringIEM 4010/5990: Automation and RFID Applications in Manufacturing Systems: (Towards Improving industrial automation technologies with focus on the emerging disciplines of Radio Frequency Identification

  10. Air Pollution Accountability and Compliance Tracking System (A-PACT System)

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    Air Pollution Accountability and Compliance Tracking System (A-PACT System) Andrew Keller and emissions regulations for aircraft at major airports. The proposed Air Pollution Accountability regulatory authorities in making their decisions. (Abstract) Keywords-air pollution; aviation; data mining I

  11. Creating new operational concepts for global automated ATM systems

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    Simpson, R. W.

    1995-01-01

    With the availability of new CNS technologies (Communications, Navigation and Guidance, Surveillance) as described by the ICAO FANS agreement and the potential of new tools for Automation at the ATC controller's console, ...

  12. Automated Grid Disruption Response System: Robust Adaptive Topology Control (RATC)

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    2012-03-01

    GENI Project: The RATC research team is using topology control as a mechanism to improve system operations and manage disruptions within the electric grid. The grid is subject to interruption from cascading faults caused by extreme operating conditions, malicious external attacks, and intermittent electricity generation from renewable energy sources. The RATC system is capable of detecting, classifying, and responding to grid disturbances by reconfiguring the grid in order to maintain economically efficient operations while guaranteeing reliability. The RATC system would help prevent future power outages, which account for roughly $80 billion in losses for businesses and consumers each year. Minimizing the time it takes for the grid to respond to expensive interruptions will also make it easier to integrate intermittent renewable energy sources into the grid.

  13. Lunar landing : dynamic operator interaction with multi-modal automation systems

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    Hainley, Christopher James, Jr

    2011-01-01

    The ability of operators to "gracefully transition" (maintaining control and awareness of the system without excessive workload or decrements in flight performance) between levels of automation (LOA) in several case studies ...

  14. The rotary zone thermal cycler: A low-power system enabling automated...

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    DOE PAGES Search Results Accepted Manuscript: The rotary zone thermal cycler: A low-power system enabling automated rapid PCR Title: The rotary zone thermal cycler: A low-power...

  15. Human-Automation Collaboration in Complex Multivariate Resource Allocation Decision Support Systems

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    Cummings, M.L.

    2010-01-01

    In resource allocation problems for systems with moving planning horizons and significant uncertainty, typical of supervisory control environments, it is critical that some balance of human-automation collaboration be ...

  16. Design and prototype of an automated system for commercially viable production using micro contact printing

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    Chauhan, Karan

    2006-01-01

    This dissertation is a documentation of the thought process, its justification and the implementation details that went into prototyping a fully automated system employing Micro Contact Printing, an emerging technique for ...

  17. Test Automation Test Automation

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    Mousavi, Mohammad

    Test Automation Test Automation Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing 2013 Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Outline Test Automation Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Why? Challenges of Manual Testing Test-case design: Choosing inputs

  18. Automated Design Methodology for Mechatronic Systems Using Bond Graphs and Genetic Programming

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Automated Design Methodology for Mechatronic Systems Using Bond Graphs and Genetic Programming for synthesizing designs for multi-domain systems, such as mechatronic systems. The domain of mechatronic systems range. 1. INTRODUCTION Mechatronic system design is a type of multi-domain problem that differs from

  19. A robust automated system elucidates mouse home cage behavioral structure

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    Jiggins, Francis

    sys- tems (e.g., energy balance, thermal status, osmotic/volume status, sleep, reproduction, defense processes. However, the capacity to identify and examine these patterns in terms of their discrete levels in mice with single gene mutations altering energy balance. The robust, automated, reproducible

  20. An Experimental Comparison of Haptic and Automated Pilot Support Systems

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    Institute for Biological Cybernetics, 72076 T¨ubingen, Germany University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy Frank M, South Korea and Lorenzo Pollini§ University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy External aids are required'Informazione, Faculty of Automation Engineering, 56126 Pisa, Italy; Lorenzo.Pollini@dsea.unipi.it. Senior Member AIAA. 1

  1. Disposable and removable nucleic acid extraction and purification cartridges for automated flow-through systems

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    Regan, John Frederick

    2014-09-09

    Removable cartridges are used on automated flow-through systems for the purpose of extracting and purifying genetic material from complex matrices. Different types of cartridges are paired with specific automated protocols to concentrate, extract, and purifying pathogenic or human genetic material. Their flow-through nature allows large quantities sample to be processed. Matrices may be filtered using size exclusion and/or affinity filters to concentrate the pathogen of interest. Lysed material is ultimately passed through a filter to remove the insoluble material before the soluble genetic material is delivered past a silica-like membrane that binds the genetic material, where it is washed, dried, and eluted. Cartridges are inserted into the housing areas of flow-through automated instruments, which are equipped with sensors to ensure proper placement and usage of the cartridges. Properly inserted cartridges create fluid- and air-tight seals with the flow lines of an automated instrument.

  2. Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning Tim Salsbury and Rick Diamond

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    Diamond, Richard

    carrying out a proof of operation. In large modern buildings, the energy management and control system monitoring period following each change in setpoint, characterize system performance. These indicesAutomated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning Tim Salsbury and Rick Diamond Lawrence Berkeley

  3. presented at The 25th Design Automation Conference The System Architect's Workbench

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    Walker, Robert A.

    presented at The 25th Design Automation Conference The System Architect's Workbench D. E. Thomas, E synthesis system should be able to produce designs in all of these sub­areas, or design styles [Thomas81, microprocessors, but not also in a different style such as digital signal processing. One aspect of the System

  4. presented at The 25th Design Automation Conference The System Architect's Workbench

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    Walker, Robert A.

    presented at The 25th Design Automation Conference The System Architect's Workbench D. E. Thomas, E, for instance, pipelined designs, interfaces, and signal processing designs. A successful synthesis system, but not also in a different style such as digital signal processing. One aspect of the System Architect

  5. Multi-Disciplinary Integrated Design Automation Tool for Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems

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    Al Faruque, Mohammad Abdullah

    Multi-Disciplinary Integrated Design Automation Tool for Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems for the development of multi-disciplinary automotive cyber- physical systems. We show how system-level simulation. INTRODUCTION The current automotive design process is complex and multi- disciplinary. The design is passed

  6. Longitudinal Control Development For IVHS Fully Automated And Semi - Automated System: Phase III

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    Hedrick, J. K.; Garg, V.; Gerdes, J. C.; Maciuca, D. B.; Swaroop, D.

    1997-01-01

    hydraulic system with an actuator mounted in series between the vacuumhydraulic system with an actuator mounted in series between the vacuum

  7. Scalable Distributed Automation System: Scalable Real-time Decentralized Volt/VAR Control

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-03-01

    GENI Project: Caltech is developing a distributed automation system that allows distributed generators—solar panels, wind farms, thermal co-generation systems—to effectively manage their own power. To date, the main stumbling block for distributed automation systems has been the inability to develop software that can handle more than 100,000 distributed generators and be implemented in real time. Caltech’s software could allow millions of generators to self-manage through local sensing, computation, and communication. Taken together, localized algorithms can support certain global objectives, such as maintaining the balance of energy supply and demand, regulating voltage and frequency, and minimizing cost. An automated, grid-wide power control system would ease the integration of renewable energy sources like solar power into the grid by quickly transmitting power when it is created, eliminating the energy loss associated with the lack of renewable energy storage capacity of the grid.

  8. Thesis No: 1 Microprocessor Based Automated Arrythmia Monitoring System Cneyt Gemiciolu Year: 1984

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    Thesis No: 1 Microprocessor Based Automated Arrythmia Monitoring System Cüneyt Gemiciolu Year: 1984 therapy applied to the patient. In this thesis a microcomputer based system which analyses information to the cardiologist as well as being less expensive than other methods. Thesis No: 2 Biotelemetry

  9. Search for Human Competitive Results in Open Ended Automated Synthesis of a Primordial Mechatronic System

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Search for Human Competitive Results in Open Ended Automated Synthesis of a Primordial Mechatronic@ceme.edu.pk ABSTRACT The multi domain nature of a mechatronic system makes it difficult to model using a single-Graph model of the mechatronic system can be directly simulated on a digital computer using simulation

  10. Design Automation for Embedded Systems manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Suri, Neeraj

    Design Automation for Embedded Systems manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) An Optimization Based Design for Integrated Dependable Real-Time Embedded Systems Shariful Islam, Neeraj Suri Andr the traditional federated design paradigm, integration of mixed- criticality software components onto common

  11. Remote performance check and automated failure identification for grid-connected PV systems

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    Heinemann, Detlev

    Remote performance check and automated failure identification for grid-connected PV systems cloudy skies. This determines the quality of the PV simulation and finally the period of time, satellite data, PVSAT-2 1. Introduction Failure-free operation of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems

  12. Analyzing Software Evolvability of an Industrial Automation Control System: A Case Study

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    Becker, Steffen

    ], demands for distributed development, system migration to product line architecture, etc. The evolution a product line. We present our experiences of the development of the product line architecture in the formAnalyzing Software Evolvability of an Industrial Automation Control System: A Case Study Hongyu Pei

  13. Automating functions in multi-agent control systems: supporting the decision process

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    Harrison, Michael

    , YO10 5DD. UK {mdh,pcw}@cs.york.ac.uk Abstract A challenge for designers of safety critical systems with roles that are designed for the people involved. Any automation should satisfy general criteria with the design of safety critical systems. A number of methods of allocation of function have been developed

  14. Integrated automation of the New Waddell Dam performance data acquisition system

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    Welch, L.R.; Fields, P.E.

    1999-07-01

    New Waddell Dam, a key feature of the US Bureau of Reclamation's Central Arizona Project, had elements of its dam safety data acquisition system incorporated into the design and construction. The instrumentation array is a reflection of the dam's large size and foundation complexity. Much of the instrumentation is automated. This automation was accomplished while maintaining independent communication connections to major divisions of the instrument array. Fiber optic cables are used to provide high Quality data, free from voltage surges that could originate in a nearby powerplant switchyard or from lightning. The system has been working well but there are concerns with a lack of continued equipment manufacturer support.

  15. A Comparison of Value-Added Accountability Systems with Accountability Systems that Use the Success of Economically Disadvantaged Students as a Key Accountability Indicator 

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    Barlow, Kevin Lynn

    2014-12-12

    in education is continually in the news and is a major topic of discussion among legislators, policy makers, local school board members, school administrators, and the public in general (Nuttall, Goldstein, Prosser, & Rasbash, 1989; TEA, 2014; USDE, 2002.... Accountability in education has been discussed for several years in the United States (TEA, 2014; USDE, 2002). Texas entered the era of accountability when “the Texas Legislature in 1993 enacted statutes that mandated the creation of the Texas public school...

  16. Modeling the Energy Use of a Connected and Automated Transportation System (Poster)

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    Gonder, J.; Brown, A.

    2014-07-01

    Early research points to large potential impacts of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) on transportation energy use - dramatic savings, increased use, or anything in between. Due to a lack of suitable data and integrated modeling tools to explore these complex future systems, analyses to date have relied on simple combinations of isolated effects. This poster proposes a framework for modeling the potential energy implications from increasing penetration of CAV technologies and for assessing technology and policy options to steer them toward favorable energy outcomes. Current CAV modeling challenges include estimating behavior change, understanding potential vehicle-to-vehicle interactions, and assessing traffic flow and vehicle use under different automation scenarios. To bridge these gaps and develop a picture of potential future automated systems, NREL is integrating existing modeling capabilities with additional tools and data inputs to create a more fully integrated CAV assessment toolkit.

  17. Automated Continuous Commissioning of Commercial Buildings

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    Bailey, Trevor

    2013-01-01

    Engineers BACnet: Building Automation and Control Networksprotocol for building automation and control networks. It iscommunication of building automation and control systems for

  18. Development and evaluation of an automated reflectance microscope system for the petrographic characterization of bituminous coals

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    Hoover, D. S.; Davis, A.

    1980-10-01

    The development of automated coal petrographic techniques will lessen the demands on skilled personnel to do routine work. This project is concerned with the development and successful testing of an instrument which will meet these needs. The fundamental differences in reflectance of the three primary maceral groups should enable their differentiation in an automated-reflectance frequency histogram (reflectogram). Consequently, reflected light photometry was chosen as the method for automating coal petrographic analysis. Three generations of an automated system (called Rapid Scan Versions I, II and III) were developed and evaluated for petrographic analysis. Their basic design was that of a reflected-light microscope photometer with an automatic stage, interfaced with a minicomputer. The hardware elements used in the Rapid Scan Version I limited the system's flexibility and presented problems with signal digitization and measurement precision. Rapid Scan Version II was designed to incorporate a new microscope photometer and computer system. A digital stepping stage was incorporated into the Rapid Scan Version III system. The precision of reflectance determination of this system was found to be +- 0.02 percent reflectance. The limiting factor in quantitative interpretation of Rapid Scan reflectograms is the resolution of reflectance populations of the individual maceral groups. Statistical testing indicated that reflectograms were highly reproducible, and a new computer program, PETAN, was written to interpret the curves for vitrinite reflectance parameters ad petrographic.

  19. Bath Institute for Complex Systems A model of shape memory alloys accounting for plasticity

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    Scheichl, Robert

    BICS Bath Institute for Complex Systems A model of shape memory alloys accounting for plasticity://www.bath.ac.uk/math-sci/BICS #12;A model of shape memory alloys accounting for plasticity Martin Kruz´ika & Johannes Zimmerb the possibility of plastic deformation is taken in to account. Two dissipative mechanisms are considered, namely

  20. Economizer system cost effectiveness: Accounting for the influence of ventilation rate on sick leave

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    Fisk, William J.; Seppanen, Olli; Faulkner, David; Huang, Joe

    2003-01-01

    ECONOMIZER SYSTEM COST EFFECTIVENESS: ACCOUNTING FOR THEand economic benefits of an economizer ventilation controlanalyses indicate that the economizer reduces energy costs

  1. AN AUTOMATED DRUSEN DETECTION SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFYING AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION WITH COLOR FUNDUS PHOTOGRAPHS

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    assess the risk for the development of Age-related Mac- ular Degeneration (AMD). Our system incorporates is a hall- mark of AMD, and magnification/multiplication of drusen in- dicates increased risk of eventual are labor-intensive, difficult to reproduce, and may lose important information. Automated drusen detection

  2. DEVELOPMENT OF AN ULTRASONIC NDT SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED IN-SITU INSPECTION OF WIND TURBINE BLADES

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    Boyer, Edmond

    DEVELOPMENT OF AN ULTRASONIC NDT SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED IN- SITU INSPECTION OF WIND TURBINE BLADES Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AL, UK bic@brunel.ac.uk ABSTRACT It is crucial to maintain wind turbine blades. This work investigates using pulse-echo ultrasound to detect internal damages in wind turbine blades without

  3. Automated Lookahead Data Migration in SSD-enabled Multi-tiered Storage Systems

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    Liu, Ling

    environments, work- load and IO profile present interesting characteristics and also bear the constraint model and validate the effectiveness and efficiency of our adaptive lookahead migration approach through profiling is the first step for building an automated data migration system. The next big challenge

  4. Automated Control Synthesis for an Assembly Line using Discrete Event System Control Theory

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    Kumar, Ratnesh

    1 Automated Control Synthesis for an Assembly Line using Discrete Event System Control Theory even fail at times. Super- visory control theory (SCT) provides a formal approach to logic control synthesis. In order to demonstrate the useful- ness of the supervisory control theory in manufacturing sys

  5. Manual of Security Requirements for the Classified Automated Information System Security Program

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

    1994-07-15

    This Manual provides specific instructions and delineates the requirements to ensure the graded security of classified information entrusted to the Department of Energy (DOE) that is processed, stored, transferred, or accessed on Automated Information Systems (AISs) and AIS networks. Canceled by DOE M 471.2-2.

  6. Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) V2.0 logistics module PBI acceptance criteria

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    Weidert, R.S.

    1995-02-28

    This document defines the acceptance criteria for the Automated Transportation Management System V2.0 Logistics Module Performance Based Incentive (PBI). This acceptance criteria will be the primary basis for the generation of acceptance test procedures. The purpose of this document is to define the minimum criteria that must be fulfilled to guarantee acceptance of the Logistics Module.

  7. Automated Energy Distribution and Reliability System: Validation Integration - Results of Future Architecture Implementation

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    Buche, D. L.

    2008-06-01

    This report describes Northern Indiana Public Service Co. project efforts to develop an automated energy distribution and reliability system. The purpose of this project was to implement a database-driven GIS solution that would manage all of the company's gas, electric, and landbase objects. This report is second in a series of reports detailing this effort.

  8. An automated system for measuring gas production from forages inoculated with rumen uid and its use

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    Griffith, Gareth

    An automated system for measuring gas production from forages inoculated with rumen ¯uid and its that has been developed to measure the production of fermentation gas from ruminant livestock feeds and the kinetics of fermentation (Theodorou et al., 1994, 1998). Gas production is measured from the in vitro

  9. Deadlock Avoidance Policies for Automated Manufacturing Systems Using Finite State Automata

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    Reveliotis, Spiridon "Spyros"

    Automata Spyros Reveliotis and Ahmed Nazeem1 1S. Reveliotis is with the School of Industrial & Systems product lines and more customized product offerings [22]. Indeed, since the beginning of the industrial revolution, automation has been at the core of the mass-production concept and practices, enabling activities

  10. Accounting is the language of business. Successful accountants are knowledgeable in their field, in information systems and business,

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    Miles, Will

    Accounting Accounting is the language of business. Successful accountants are knowledgeable the ability to think critically. The rewards of a career in accounting can be substantial for those who have the proper skills. The Stetson University accounting program focuses on helping students develop those skills

  11. NSF Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop Position Paper An Automated Highway System as the Platform for Defining

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    Rajkumar, Ragunathan "Raj"

    1 NSF Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop Position Paper An Automated Highway System as the Platform for Defining Fault-Tolerant Automotive Architectures and Design Methods Steven E. Shladover, Sc.D. California. In the thirteen years since then, automotive technology has advanced significantly. The advent of hybrid electric

  12. Fire Protection System Account Request Form | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRD Report to CongressApril 6,Final9Reportjobs can0 Account request

  13. Automated Test Coverage Measurement for Reactor Protection System Software

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    in implementing safety critical systems such as nuclear reactor protection systems. We have defined new structural) are widely used to implement safety- critical systems such as nuclear reactor protection systems, testing implementation language. The Korea Nuclear Instrumentation and Control System R&D Center (KNICS) project, whose

  14. Abstract--Design aspects of a minimally invasive high-throughput automation system for radiation biodosimetry are

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    biodosimetry are reported. The system, currently under development, relies on robotic devices and advanced high of the automation system is proposed based on the use of an input stage, a centrifuge module, a cell harvesting

  15. Initial and Continuous Commissioning of Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) -Preview EN ISO 16484- 

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    Kranz, H. R.

    2008-01-01

    21 hans@kranz.com INITIAL AND CONTINUOUS COMMISSIONING OF BUILDING AUTOMATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS (BACS) - PREVIEW EN ISO 16484 - Did you ever think about: ?why are our buildings so dumb?? The simple answer might be: because we have a... lack in commissioning. The car industry is introducing the ?Diagnosis plug? ? can you imagine this in our industry? We are missing standards, right? Professional building owners and facility managers require system solutions featuring integrated...

  16. Automated Demand Response and Commissioning

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David S.; Motegi, Naoya; Bourassa, Norman

    2005-01-01

    Fully-Automated Demand Response Test in Large Facilities14in DR systems. Demand Response using HVAC in Commercialof Fully Automated Demand Response in Large Facilities”

  17. Hybrid powertrain system including smooth shifting automated transmission

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Beaty, Kevin D.; Nellums, Richard A.

    2006-10-24

    A powertrain system is provided that includes a prime mover and a change-gear transmission having an input, at least two gear ratios, and an output. The powertrain system also includes a power shunt configured to route power applied to the transmission by one of the input and the output to the other one of the input and the output. A transmission system and a method for facilitating shifting of a transmission system are also provided.

  18. Functional requirements for the Automated Transportation Management System: TTP number: RL 439002

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    Portsmouth, J.H. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

    1992-12-31

    This requirements analysis, documents Department of Energy (DOE) transportation management procedures for the purpose of providing a clear and mutual understanding between users and designers of the proposed Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS). It is imperative that one understand precisely how DOE currently performs traffic management tasks; only then can an integrated system be proposed that successfully satisfies the major requirements of transportation managers and other system users. Accordingly, this report describes the current workings of DOE transportation organizations and then proposes a new system which represents a synthesis of procedures (both current and desired) which forms the basis for further systems development activities.

  19. FINANCE & ACCOUNTING FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

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    Ponce, V. Miguel

    FINANCE & ACCOUNTING FINANCE & ACCOUNTING Director of Finance & Accounting Rich Rechif Accounts Katherine Ivko PURCHASING Purchasing Manager Small Business Liaison Officer Denise Carroll Finance

  20. Kinetic modeling and automated optimization in microreactor systems

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    Moore, Jason Stuart

    2013-01-01

    The optimization, kinetic investigation, or scale-up of a reaction often requires significant time and materials. Silicon microreactor systems have been shown advantageous for studying chemical reactions due to their small ...

  1. Automated Management Systems of Multi-Apartment Houses 

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    Snidere, L.; Briedis, V.; Jurkevics, L.; Berke, L.; Vingre, I.

    2004-01-01

    Since ten years now we preside apartment houses, we are conscious about the contemporaneity demands of building construction, engineering system installing and exploitation. We have established a “smart house” model that provides power effective...

  2. Optimizing Preemption-Overhead Accounting in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems

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    Anderson, James

    Optimizing Preemption-Overhead Accounting in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems Bryan C. Ward Dept. of Computer Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Abhilash Thekkilakattil Div. of Software of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ABSTRACT There exist two general techniques to account for preemption

  3. Design of a cost-effective cookie feeding and delivery system on an automated robotic packaging manufacturing line

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    Srivastava, Gita

    2007-01-01

    In order to transition to an efficient and automated cookie packaging line at the Gamesa-Quaker plant in Monterrey, Mexico, the goal of this project was to design an improved system to feed individual cookie packages to ...

  4. CENTRIFUGAL LABTUBE FOR FULLY AUTOMATED DNA EXTRACTION & LAMP AMPLIFICATION BASED ON AN INTEGRATED, LOW-COST HEATING SYSTEM

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    Hoehl, Melanie Margarete

    In this paper, we introduce a disposable battery-driven heating system for loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) inside a centrifugally-driven DNA-extraction platform (LabTube). We demonstrate fully automated, ...

  5. Automated Fast-Track Recon guration of Group Communication Systems

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    Kreitz, Christoph

    group communication toolkit. 1 Introduction Due to the wide range of safety-critical applications [1 a fast-path through a stack of communication protocols and recon#12;gure the system's code accordingly in the receiver's stack needs to be activated, although typical data messages activate only a few protocols at all

  6. Automated Fast-Track Reconfiguration of Group Communication Systems

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    Kreitz, Christoph

    toolkit. 1 Introduction Due to the wide range of safety-critical applications [1], the development a fast-path through a stack of communication protocols and reconfigure the system's code accordingly. Our in the receiver's stack needs to be activated, although typical data messages activate only a few protocols at all

  7. Automated Transportation Logistics and Analysis System (ATLAS) | Department

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative FuelsofProgram:Y-12Power, Inc | DepartmentPeer20Insulated Cladding Systems |of

  8. An Automated System for the Creation of Articulated Mechanical Parts 

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    Wheeler, Christopher R.

    2010-07-14

    be and a Ball joint A and B would be imported here. Since the last object to be imported is left selected, a single click will insert a Rod at the default insertion point of BallB. Another two clicks and a HingeA and B are placed at the end of the Rod... such as robotics. [D]eOung et al. [3] offer another approach where geometric constraints and model features are used to allow generalized model recombination using ?Frontier?, a geometric constraint engine aimed at model assembly. This system successfully fit...

  9. One IBM Plant's Approach to Automated Control System Standards 

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    Cilia, J. P.

    1986-01-01

    , sensors and controls. The contractor is responsible for the debugging and calibration of the IPDFACS system, including all software. Manufacture'r Training Instruction of IBM personnel is pro vided under our specification by the con trols contractor... stream_source_info ESL-IE-86-06-12.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 15648 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name ESL-IE-86-06-12.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 ONE IBM PLANT...

  10. Development of a generic, computerized nuclear material accountability system: NucMAS

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    Cornell, M.D.; O'Leary, J.M.

    1987-01-01

    The application NucMAS provides basic computerized accountability functions for the Savannah River Plant (SRP) Separations Department Material Balance Areas (MBA's). These functions include data entry, data management, calculations, and report generation. NucMAS can be used both for routine reporting to the SRP central Material Control and Accounting (MC and A) system and for rapid ad hoc queries in emergency situations. The system is designed to work with any process handling one or more of the 17 accountable nuclear materials specified by the Department of Energy (DOE). It relies on user-supplied configuration data to drive data prompts, report headings, data validations, and calculations.

  11. The first stage of BFS integrated system for nuclear materials control and accounting. Final report

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    NONE

    1996-09-01

    The BFS computerized accounting system is a network-based one. It runs in a client/server mode. The equipment used in the system includes a computer network consisting of: One server computer system, including peripheral hardware and three client computer systems. The server is located near the control room of the BFS-2 facility outside of the `stone sack` to ensure access during operation of the critical assemblies. Two of the client computer systems are located near the assembly tables of the BFS-1 and BFS-2 facilities while the third one being the Fissile Material Storage. This final report details the following topics: Computerized nuclear material accounting methods; The portal monitoring system; Test and evaluation of item control technology; Test and evaluation of radiation based nuclear material measurement equipment; and The integrated demonstration of nuclear material control and accounting methods.

  12. Design and performance of an automated video-based laser beam alignment system

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    Rundle, W.J. ); Kartz, M.W. ); Bliss, E.S.; English, R.E. Jr.; Peterson, R.L.; Thompson, G.R.; Uhlich, D.M. )

    1992-07-14

    This paper describes the design and performance of an automated, closed-loop, laser beam alignment system. Its function is to sense a beam alignment error in a laser beam transport system and automatically steer mirrors preceding the sensor location as required to maintain beam alignment. The laser beam is sampled by an optomechanical package which uses video cameras to sense pointing and centering errors. The camera outputs are fed to an image processing module, which includes video digitizers and uses image storage and software to sense the centroid of the image. Signals are sent through a VMEbus to an optical device controller'' (ODC), which drives stepper-motor actuators on mirror mounts preceding the beam-sampling location to return the beam alignment to the prescribed condition. Photodiodes are also used to extend the control bandwidth beyond that which is achievable with video cameras. This system has been operated at LLNL in the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) program to maintain the alignment of copper and dye laser beams, the latter to within [plus minus]2 [mu]r in pointing and less than 1 mm in centering. The optomechanical design of the instrumented package, which includes lens, mirror, and video mounts in a rigid housing, the automated control system architecture, and the performance of this equipment is described.

  13. Design and performance of an automated video-based laser beam alignment system

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    Rundle, W.J.; Kartz, M.W.; Bliss, E.S.; English, R.E. Jr.; Peterson, R.L.; Thompson, G.R.; Uhlich, D.M.

    1992-07-14

    This paper describes the design and performance of an automated, closed-loop, laser beam alignment system. Its function is to sense a beam alignment error in a laser beam transport system and automatically steer mirrors preceding the sensor location as required to maintain beam alignment. The laser beam is sampled by an optomechanical package which uses video cameras to sense pointing and centering errors. The camera outputs are fed to an image processing module, which includes video digitizers and uses image storage and software to sense the centroid of the image. Signals are sent through a VMEbus to an ``optical device controller`` (ODC), which drives stepper-motor actuators on mirror mounts preceding the beam-sampling location to return the beam alignment to the prescribed condition. Photodiodes are also used to extend the control bandwidth beyond that which is achievable with video cameras. This system has been operated at LLNL in the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) program to maintain the alignment of copper and dye laser beams, the latter to within {plus_minus}2 {mu}r in pointing and less than 1 mm in centering. The optomechanical design of the instrumented package, which includes lens, mirror, and video mounts in a rigid housing, the automated control system architecture, and the performance of this equipment is described.

  14. Application to Add New Computer Account or System Sponsoring/Supervising PI: ,

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    Kurapov, Alexander

    _____________________________ Application to Add New Computer Account or System: No personally owned computer nor machines that use non-English operating systems may be connected to the CEOAS Sponsoring/Supervising PI: , Last First Complete this section if you are adding a new CEOAS computer

  15. Extending and automating a Systems-Theoretic hazard analysis for requirements generation and analysis.

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    Thomas, John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    2012-05-01

    Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) is a powerful new hazard analysis method designed to go beyond traditional safety techniques - such as Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) - that overlook important causes of accidents like flawed requirements, dysfunctional component interactions, and software errors. While proving to be very effective on real systems, no formal structure has been defined for STPA and its application has been ad-hoc with no rigorous procedures or model-based design tools. This report defines a formal mathematical structure underlying STPA and describes a procedure for systematically performing an STPA analysis based on that structure. A method for using the results of the hazard analysis to generate formal safety-critical, model-based system and software requirements is also presented. Techniques to automate both the analysis and the requirements generation are introduced, as well as a method to detect conflicts between the safety and other functional model-based requirements during early development of the system.

  16. In vivo robotics: the automation of neuroscience and other intact-system biological fields

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    Forest, Craig R.

    Robotic and automation technologies have played a huge role in in vitro biological science, having proved critical for scientific endeavors such as genome sequencing and high-throughput screening. Robotic and automation ...

  17. Accountancy Accountancy and Finance

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    Little, Tony

    BAcc(Hons) Accountancy BA(Hons) Finance BAcc(Hons) Accountancy and Finance Does it add up? Invest job in your chosen financial career #12;Did you know? · BAcc(Hons)Accountancy andtheBA(Hons)Finance demonstrateyourstrengths andconnectwithfinancial employersworldwide. Why Study Accountancy and Finance? Accountancy

  18. Assessment of the Current Level of Automation in the Manufacture of Fuel Cell Systems for Combined Heat and Power Applications

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    Ulsh, M.; Wheeler, D.; Protopappas, P.

    2011-08-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is interested in supporting manufacturing research and development (R&D) for fuel cell systems in the 10-1,000 kilowatt (kW) power range relevant to stationary and distributed combined heat and power applications, with the intent to reduce manufacturing costs and increase production throughput. To assist in future decision-making, DOE requested that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provide a baseline understanding of the current levels of adoption of automation in manufacturing processes and flow, as well as of continuous processes. NREL identified and visited or interviewed key manufacturers, universities, and laboratories relevant to the study using a standard questionnaire. The questionnaire covered the current level of vertical integration, the importance of quality control developments for automation, the current level of automation and source of automation design, critical balance of plant issues, potential for continuous cell manufacturing, key manufacturing steps or processes that would benefit from DOE support for manufacturing R&D, the potential for cell or stack design changes to support automation, and the relationship between production volume and decisions on automation.

  19. Automated high-throughput flow-through real-time diagnostic system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Regan, John Frederick

    2012-10-30

    An automated real-time flow-through system capable of processing multiple samples in an asynchronous, simultaneous, and parallel fashion for nucleic acid extraction and purification, followed by assay assembly, genetic amplification, multiplex detection, analysis, and decontamination. The system is able to hold and access an unlimited number of fluorescent reagents that may be used to screen samples for the presence of specific sequences. The apparatus works by associating extracted and purified sample with a series of reagent plugs that have been formed in a flow channel and delivered to a flow-through real-time amplification detector that has a multiplicity of optical windows, to which the sample-reagent plugs are placed in an operative position. The diagnostic apparatus includes sample multi-position valves, a master sample multi-position valve, a master reagent multi-position valve, reagent multi-position valves, and an optical amplification/detection system.

  20. An automated system for lung nodule detection in low-dose computed tomography

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    Gori, I; Martinez, A Preite; Retico, A

    2007-01-01

    A computer-aided detection (CAD) system for the identification of pulmonary nodules in low-dose multi-detector helical Computed Tomography (CT) images was developed in the framework of the MAGIC-5 Italian project. One of the main goals of this project is to build a distributed database of lung CT scans in order to enable automated image analysis through a data and cpu GRID infrastructure. The basic modules of our lung-CAD system, a dot-enhancement filter for nodule candidate selection and a neural classifier for false-positive finding reduction, are described. The system was designed and tested for both internal and sub-pleural nodules. The results obtained on the collected database of low-dose thin-slice CT scans are shown in terms of free response receiver operating characteristic (FROC) curves and discussed.

  1. Automation and optimization of the design parameters in tactical military pipeline systems. Master's thesis

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    Frick, R.M.

    1988-12-01

    Tactical military petroleum pipeline systems will play a vital role in any future conflict due to an increased consumption of petroleum products by our combined Armed Forces. The tactical pipeline must be rapidly constructed and highly mobile to keep pace with the constantly changing battle zone. Currently, the design of these pipeline system is time consuming and inefficient, which may cause shortages of fuel and pipeline components at the front lines. Therefore, a need for a computer program that will both automate and optimize the pipeline design process is quite apparent. These design needs are satisfied by developing a software package using Advance Basic (IBM DOS) programming language and made to run on an IBM-compatible personal computer. The program affords the user the options of either finding the optimum pump station locations for a proposed pipeline or calculating the maximum operating pressures for an existing pipeline. By automating the design procedure, a field engineer can vary the pipeline length, diameter, roughness, viscosity, gravity, flow rate, pump station pressure, or terrain profile and see how it affects the other parameters in just a few seconds. The design process was optimized by implementing a weighting scheme based on the volume percent of each fuel in the pipeline at any given time.

  2. Trial operation of material protection, control, and accountability systems at two active nuclear material handling sites within the All-Russian Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF)

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    Skripka, G.; Vatulin, V.; Yuferev, V. [VNIIEF, Sarov (Russian Federation)] [and others

    1997-11-01

    This paper discusses Russian Federal Nuclear Center (RFNC)-VNIIEF activities in the area of nuclear material protection, control, and accounting (MPC and A) procedures enhancement. The goal of such activities is the development of an automated systems for MPC and A at two of the active VNIIEF research sites: a research (reactor) site and a nuclear material production facility. The activities for MPC and A system enhancement at both sites are performed in the framework of a VNIIEF-Los Alamos National Laboratory contract with participation from Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and PANTEX Plant in accordance with Russian programs supported by MinAtom. The American specialists took part in searching for possible improvement of technical solutions, ordering equipment, and delivering and testing the equipment that was provided by the Americans.

  3. The Gesture Pendant: A Self-illuminating, Wearable, Infrared Computer Vision System for Home Automation Control and Medical Monitoring

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    Starner, Thad E.

    such as home entertainment equipment and the room light- ing can be controlled with simple movementsThe Gesture Pendant: A Self-illuminating, Wearable, Infrared Computer Vision System for Home of home automation systems via hand gestures. This solu- tion has many advantages over traditional home

  4. Automated LEPS (low-energy photon spectrometry) system using a robotic sample changer

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    Delmastro, J.R.; Wade, M.A.; Dykes, F.W. (Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company, Idaho Falls (USA)); Lewis, A.L. (ARAMCO, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))

    1989-11-01

    At the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, effluent waste streams are regularly monitored for {sup 129}I. After sample preparation, a filter paper containing the separated radioiodine is mounted on an aluminum backing card for ease in handling. The card is loaded onto a low-energy photon detector and counted for {approximately}2 h with a Nuclear Data ND6700 spectrometer. After the counting is complete, the ND6700 system analyzes the spectrum to determine the quantity of {sup 129}I in the sample. The {sup 129}I in a typical waste stream sample is determined by counting four separate samples, i.e., duplicates of the waste stream sample, a blank, and an unknown quality control sample. The need arose to process large numbers of these samples. To improve sample throughput and permit unattended counting of these samples, a totally automated low-energy photon spectrometry (LEPS) system was developed to perform all the sample handling and analysis operations.

  5. Accountancy Accountancy and Finance

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    Little, Tony

    BAcc(Hons) Accountancy BA(Hons) Finance BAcc(Hons) Accountancy and Finance Does it add up? Invest job in your chosen financial career #12;Did you know? · BAcc (Hons) Accountancy and the BA (Hons the way you interpret and apply (international) accounting rules. Professor Lisa Evans explores the impact

  6. Automated design synthesis of robotic/human workcells for improved manufacturing system design in hazardous environments

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    Williams, Joshua M.

    2012-06-12

    Manufacturing tasks that are deemed too hazardous for workers require the use of automation, robotics, and/or other remote handling tools. The associated hazards may be radiological or nonradiological, and based on the characteristics of the environment and processing, a design may necessitate robotic labor, human labor, or both. There are also other factors such as cost, ergonomics, maintenance, and efficiency that also effect task allocation and other design choices. Handling the tradeoffs of these factors can be complex, and lack of experience can be an issue when trying to determine if and what feasible automation/robotics options exist. To address this problem, we utilize common engineering design approaches adapted more for manufacturing system design in hazardous environments. We limit our scope to the conceptual and embodiment design stages, specifically a computational algorithm for concept generation and early design evaluation. In regard to concept generation, we first develop the functional model or function structure for the process, using the common 'verb-noun' format for describing function. A common language or functional basis for manufacturing was developed and utilized to formalize function descriptions and guide rules for function decomposition. Potential components for embodiment are also grouped in terms of this functional language and are stored in a database. The properties of each component are given as quantitative and qualitative criteria. Operators are also rated for task-relevant criteria which are used to address task compatibility. Through the gathering of process requirements/constraints, construction of the component database, and development of the manufacturing basis and rule set, design knowledge is stored and available for computer use. Thus, once the higher level process functions are defined, the computer can automate the synthesis of new design concepts through alternating steps of embodiment and function structure updates/decomposition. In the process, criteria guide function allocation of components/operators and help ensure compatibility and feasibility. Through multiple function assignment options and varied function structures, multiple design concepts are created. All of the generated designs are then evaluated based on a number of relevant evaluation criteria: cost, dose, ergonomics, hazards, efficiency, etc. These criteria are computed using physical properties/parameters of each system based on the qualities an engineer would use to make evaluations. Nuclear processes such as oxide conversion and electrorefining are utilized to aid algorithm development and provide test cases for the completed program. Through our approach, we capture design knowledge related to manufacturing and other operations in hazardous environments to enable a computational program to automatically generate and evaluate system design concepts.

  7. Automate avec sortie Automates et le temps

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    Grigoras, .Romulus

    Automate avec sortie Automates et le temps Automates et l'inni Automates avec contrôle auxiliaire Généralisations Philippe Quéinnec 3 janvier 2011 1 / 26 #12;Automate avec sortie Automates et le temps Automates et l'inni Automates avec contrôle auxiliaire Plan 1 Automate avec sortie 2 Automates et le temps 3

  8. Development of an Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostic Tool for Unitary HVAC Systems at Industrial Energy Audits 

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    Parikh, Priyam

    2014-10-30

    their repair with a monetary value without the use of a quick tool. Existing methods and tools require system specific models or manufacturer’s map models that are not easily available to energy auditors. The proposed automated fault detection and diagnostic...

  9. International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2004144 Position Control of Chained Multiple Mass-Spring-Damper Systems

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    Ge, Shuzhi Sam

    International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2004144 Position Control of Chained Multiple Mass-Spring-Damper Systems ­ Adaptive Output Feedback Control Approaches S. S to develop two adaptive output feedback controllers to control the position of a CMMSD system. The proposed

  10. Application of an automated wireless structural monitoring system for long-span suspension bridges

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    Kurata, M.; Lynch, J. P. [Department of Civil and Environ. Eng., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (United States); Linden, G. W. van der [SC Solutions, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 (United States); Hipley, P.; Sheng, L.-H. [California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Sacramento, CA 95816 (United States)

    2011-06-23

    This paper describes an automated wireless structural monitoring system installed at the New Carquinez Bridge (NCB). The designed system utilizes a dense network of wireless sensors installed in the bridge but remotely controlled by a hierarchically designed cyber-environment. The early efforts have included performance verification of a dense network of wireless sensors installed on the bridge and the establishment of a cellular gateway to the system for remote access from the internet. Acceleration of the main bridge span was the primary focus of the initial field deployment of the wireless monitoring system. An additional focus of the study is on ensuring wireless sensors can survive for long periods without human intervention. Toward this end, the life-expectancy of the wireless sensors has been enhanced by embedding efficient power management schemes in the sensors while integrating solar panels for power harvesting. The dynamic characteristics of the NCB under daily traffic and wind loads were extracted from the vibration response of the bridge deck and towers. These results have been compared to a high-fidelity finite element model of the bridge.

  11. Automated Critical Peak Pricing Field Tests: 2006 Pilot Program Description and Results

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David; Motegi, Naoya; Kiliccote, Sila

    2007-01-01

    and industrial facilities), further developing the DR Automation of industrial process control systems for  automation.  of  industrial process control  systems for automation.  

  12. System-Level Monitoring and Diagnosis of Building HVAC System

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    Wu, Siyu

    2013-01-01

    integrated into building automation systems, particularlydata from existing building automation systems (BASs) forcapabilities of modern building automation and control

  13. Grid-Competitive Residential and Commercial Fully Automated PV Systems Technology: Final technical Report, August 2011

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    Brown, Katie E.; Cousins, Peter; Culligan, Matt; Jonathan Botkin; DeGraaff, David; Bunea, Gabriella; Rose, Douglas; Bourne, Ben; Koehler, Oliver

    2011-08-26

    Under DOE's Technology Pathway Partnership program, SunPower Corporation developed turn-key, high-efficiency residential and commercial systems that are cost effective. Key program objectives include a reduction in LCOE values to 9-12 cents/kWh and 13-18 cents/kWh respectively for the commercial and residential markets. Target LCOE values for the commercial ground, commercial roof, and residential markets are 10, 11, and 13 cents/kWh. For this effort, SunPower collaborated with a variety of suppliers and partners to complete the tasks below. Subcontractors included: Solaicx, SiGen, Ribbon Technology, Dow Corning, Xantrex, Tigo Energy, and Solar Bridge. SunPower's TPP addressed nearly the complete PV value chain: from ingot growth through system deployment. Throughout the award period of performance, SunPower has made progress toward achieving these reduced costs through the development of 20%+ efficient modules, increased cell efficiency through the understanding of loss mechanisms and improved manufacturing technologies, novel module development, automated design tools and techniques, and reduced system development and installation time. Based on an LCOE assessment using NREL's Solar Advisor Model, SunPower achieved the 2010 target range, as well as progress toward 2015 targets.

  14. Prototype Radiation Detector Positioning System For The Automated Nondestructive Assay Of Uf6 Cylinders

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    Hatchell, Brian K.; Valdez, Patrick LJ; Orton, Christopher R.; Mace, Emily K.

    2011-08-07

    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors currently perform periodic inspections at uranium enrichment plants to verify UF6 cylinder enrichment declarations. Measurements are typically performed with handheld high-resolution sensors on a sampling of cylinders taken to be representative of the facility’s entire cylinder inventory. These measurements are time-consuming, expensive, and assay only a small fraction of the total cylinder volume. An automated nondestructive assay system capable of providing enrichment measurements over the full volume of the cylinder could improve upon current verification practices in terms of efficiency and assay accuracy. This paper describes an approach denoted the Integrated Cylinder Verification Station (ICVS) that supports 100% cylinder verification, provides volume-averaged cylinder enrichment assay, and reduces inspector manpower needs. To allow field measurements to be collected to validate data collection algorithms, a prototype radiation detector positioning system was constructed. The system was designed to accurately position an array of radiation detectors along the length of a cylinder to measure UF6 enrichment. A number of alternative radiation shields for the detectors were included with the system. A collimated gamma-ray spectrometer module that allows translation of the detectors in the surrounding shielding to adjust the field of view, and a collimating plug in the end to further reduce the low-energy field of view, were also developed. Proof-of-principle measurements of neutron and high-energy gamma-ray signatures, using moderated neutron detectors and large-volume spectrometers in a fixed-geometry, portal-like configuration, supported an early assessment of the viability of the concept. The system has been used successfully on two testing campaigns at an AREVA fuel fabrication plant to scan over 30 product cylinders. This paper will describe the overall design of the detector positioning system and provide an overview of the Integrated Cylinder Verification Station (ICVS) approach.

  15. Robofurnace: A semi-automated laboratory chemical vapor deposition system for high-throughput nanomaterial synthesis and process discovery

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    Oliver, C. Ryan; Westrick, William; Koehler, Jeremy; Brieland-Shoultz, Anna; Anagnostopoulos-Politis, Ilias; Cruz-Gonzalez, Tizoc [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Hart, A. John, E-mail: ajhart@mit.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

    2013-11-15

    Laboratory research and development on new materials, such as nanostructured thin films, often utilizes manual equipment such as tube furnaces due to its relatively low cost and ease of setup. However, these systems can be prone to inconsistent outcomes due to variations in standard operating procedures and limitations in performance such as heating and cooling rates restrict the parameter space that can be explored. Perhaps more importantly, maximization of research throughput and the successful and efficient translation of materials processing knowledge to production-scale systems, relies on the attainment of consistent outcomes. In response to this need, we present a semi-automated lab-scale chemical vapor deposition (CVD) furnace system, called “Robofurnace.” Robofurnace is an automated CVD system built around a standard tube furnace, which automates sample insertion and removal and uses motion of the furnace to achieve rapid heating and cooling. The system has a 10-sample magazine and motorized transfer arm, which isolates the samples from the lab atmosphere and enables highly repeatable placement of the sample within the tube. The system is designed to enable continuous operation of the CVD reactor, with asynchronous loading/unloading of samples. To demonstrate its performance, Robofurnace is used to develop a rapid CVD recipe for carbon nanotube (CNT) forest growth, achieving a 10-fold improvement in CNT forest mass density compared to a benchmark recipe using a manual tube furnace. In the long run, multiple systems like Robofurnace may be linked to share data among laboratories by methods such as Twitter. Our hope is Robofurnace and like automation will enable machine learning to optimize and discover relationships in complex material synthesis processes.

  16. Examples of MC and A systems to meet prompt accountability specifications

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    Eggers, R F; Brouns, R J; Bryant, J L; Davenport, L C; Brite, D W; Kinnison, R R; Fager, J E; Williams, R C; Wilson, R L

    1983-01-01

    Proposed regulations for NRC licensees authorized to possess and process formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material (SSNM) would require each licensee to implement a material control and accounting (MC and A) system capable of prompt loss detection and alarm resolution. In support of the loss detection and alarm response activities an overcheck program would also be implemented. This program would include personnel qualification and training, quality control, inventory verification and shipper-receiver transaction verification. However, the frequeny of physical inventory verification would be about once per year rather than once every two months. In addition MC and A activities would include procedures for the prevention and detection of data falsification and other forms of deceit that might undermine the performance of the loss detection and response systems. This report provides examples of prompt accountability systems for four plants: mixed oxide fuel fabrication, uranium hexafluoride conversion, high enriched uranium fuel fabrication, and high enriched uranium scrap recovery. Purpose of this report is to provide guidance to the MC and A system designer and evaluator on how the proposed requirements might be met.

  17. Participation through Automation: Fully Automated Critical Peak Pricing in Commercial Buildings

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David S.; Motegi, Naoya; Kiliccote, Sila; Linkugel, Eric

    2006-01-01

    Figure 2. Demand Response Automation Server and BuildingII system to notify the Automation Server of an up comingoccurs day-ahead). 2. The Automation Server posts two pieces

  18. Communication in automation, including networking and wireless

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Communication in automation, including networking and wireless Nicholas Kottenstette and Panos J and networking in automation is given. Digital communication fundamentals are reviewed and networked control are presented. 1 Introduction 1.1 Why communication is necessary in automated systems Automated systems use

  19. Wu, J. and A.M. Agogino, "Automating Keyphrase Building with Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm", Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science, HICSS, CD ROM, 2003.

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    _______________________________________________________ Wu, J. and A.M. Agogino, "Automating Keyphrase Building with Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm", Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science, HICSS, CD ROM, 2003. Automating Keyphrase Extraction with Multi

  20. NuMas: A LAN-based materials control and accounting system in production

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    Strickland, T.W.; Bracey, J.T.; McMahon, S.A. [Lockheed Martin Utility Services, Inc., Paducah, KY (United States). Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

    1995-12-31

    A state-of-the-art Nuclear Materials Control and Accounting (NMC and A) System has been implemented and is fully operational at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) as of September 1994. The uranium enrichment facility is currently regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) and is in the process of obtaining Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) certification. Implementation of this system has resulted in a tremendous cost savings to the facility as well as improvements to the overall efficiency of the NMC and A department. This paper outlines the benefits of implementing a Personal Computer/Local Area Network (PC/LAN)-based system in hopes of attracting other facilities to explore and utilize its application at their sites.

  1. Supervisory Accountant

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The incumbent in this position will serve as the Supervisory Accountant in the Technical Accounting Group of BPAs Accounting and Reporting organization. The Technical Accounting Group provides...

  2. An automated system to detect flash floods and alert at-risk communities

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    Weaver, Joshua A., 1978-

    2005-01-01

    This thesis describes an automated monitoring station designed to detect flash floods occurring in the Rio Aguan river basin, Honduras. An Atmel microcontroller polls a series of sensors in the river, logging all data for ...

  3. On the development of a universal automated fixturing system through encapsulation techniques

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    Lee, Elmer C., 1973-

    2001-01-01

    Universal automated fixturing can transform a machine tool into a rapid prototyping machine with many advantages over current rapid prototyping methods. Using this modified machine tool, prototype parts can be manufactured ...

  4. Optimizing RF gun cavity geometry within an automated injector design system

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    Alicia Hofler ,Pavel Evtushenko

    2011-03-28

    RF guns play an integral role in the success of several light sources around the world, and properly designed and optimized cw superconducting RF (SRF) guns can provide a path to higher average brightness. As the need for these guns grows, it is important to have automated optimization software tools that vary the geometry of the gun cavity as part of the injector design process. This will allow designers to improve existing designs for present installations, extend the utility of these guns to other applications, and develop new designs. An evolutionary algorithm (EA) based system can provide this capability because EAs can search in parallel a large parameter space (often non-linear) and in a relatively short time identify promising regions of the space for more careful consideration. The injector designer can then evaluate more cavity design parameters during the injector optimization process against the beam performance requirements of the injector. This paper will describe an extension to the APISA software that allows the cavity geometry to be modified as part of the injector optimization and provide examples of its application to existing RF and SRF gun designs.

  5. Context-based automated defect classification system using multiple morphological masks

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    Gleason, Shaun S. (Knoxville, TN); Hunt, Martin A. (Knoxville, TN); Sari-Sarraf, Hamed (Lubbock, TX)

    2002-01-01

    Automatic detection of defects during the fabrication of semiconductor wafers is largely automated, but the classification of those defects is still performed manually by technicians. This invention includes novel digital image analysis techniques that generate unique feature vector descriptions of semiconductor defects as well as classifiers that use these descriptions to automatically categorize the defects into one of a set of pre-defined classes. Feature extraction techniques based on multiple-focus images, multiple-defect mask images, and segmented semiconductor wafer images are used to create unique feature-based descriptions of the semiconductor defects. These feature-based defect descriptions are subsequently classified by a defect classifier into categories that depend on defect characteristics and defect contextual information, that is, the semiconductor process layer(s) with which the defect comes in contact. At the heart of the system is a knowledge database that stores and distributes historical semiconductor wafer and defect data to guide the feature extraction and classification processes. In summary, this invention takes as its input a set of images containing semiconductor defect information, and generates as its output a classification for the defect that describes not only the defect itself, but also the location of that defect with respect to the semiconductor process layers.

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

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    Not Available

    1981-10-01

    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.

  7. Automated treatment planning for a dedicated multi-source intra-cranial radiosurgery treatment unit accounting for overlapping structures and dose homogeneity

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    Ghobadi, Kimia; Ghaffari, Hamid R.; Aleman, Dionne M.; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M6; Techna Institute, University Health Network, Ontario M5G 1P5 ; Jaffray, David A.; Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2; Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9; Institute of Biomaterial and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J7; Techna Institute, University Health Network, Ontario M5G 1P5; Ontario Cancer Institute, Ontario M5G 0A3 ; Ruschin, Mark; Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2

    2013-09-15

    Purpose: The purpose of this work is to advance the two-step approach for Gamma Knife{sup ®} Perfexion™ (PFX) optimization to account for dose homogeneity and overlap between the planning target volume (PTV) and organs-at-risk (OARs).Methods: In the first step, a geometry-based algorithm is used to quickly select isocentre locations while explicitly accounting for PTV-OARs overlaps. In this approach, the PTV is divided into subvolumes based on the PTV-OARs overlaps and the distance of voxels to the overlaps. Only a few isocentres are selected in the overlap volume, and a higher number of isocentres are carefully selected among voxels that are immediately close to the overlap volume. In the second step, a convex optimization is solved to find the optimal combination of collimator sizes and their radiation duration for each isocentre location.Results: This two-step approach is tested on seven clinical cases (comprising 11 targets) for which the authors assess coverage, OARs dose, and homogeneity index and relate these parameters to the overlap fraction for each case. In terms of coverage, the mean V{sub 99} for the gross target volume (GTV) was 99.8% while the V{sub 95} for the PTV averaged at 94.6%, thus satisfying the clinical objectives of 99% for GTV and 95% for PTV, respectively. The mean relative dose to the brainstem was 87.7% of the prescription dose (with maximum 108%), while on average, 11.3% of the PTV overlapped with the brainstem. The mean beam-on time per fraction per dose was 8.6 min with calibration dose rate of 3.5 Gy/min, and the computational time averaged at 205 min. Compared with previous work involving single-fraction radiosurgery, the resulting plans were more homogeneous with average homogeneity index of 1.18 compared to 1.47.Conclusions: PFX treatment plans with homogeneous dose distribution can be achieved by inverse planning using geometric isocentre selection and mathematical modeling and optimization techniques. The quality of the obtained treatment plans are clinically satisfactory while the homogeneity index is improved compared to conventional PFX plans.

  8. Financial Policy Manual ACCOUNTING POLICIES

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    George, Edward I.

    Financial Policy Manual Page 1 ACCOUNTING POLICIES 1101 General Accounting Policy ­ University Financial Activity 1102 General Accounting Policy ­ Financial Resources 1103 Accounting System Maintenance ACCOUNTING - UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL ACTIVITY Effective: December 1986 Revised: May 2006 Last Reviewed: March

  9. Building America Expert Meeting: Minutes from Automated Home...

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

    Minutes from Automated Home Energy Management System Building America Expert Meeting: Minutes from Automated Home Energy Management System These meeting minutes are from the U.S....

  10. Findings from Seven Years of Field Performance Data for Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings

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    Kiliccote, Sila

    2010-01-01

    In cases where a building automation system is notyears. Automation guarantees that each building is operatedstreamline automation by providing guidance on DR building

  11. Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings

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    Piette, Mary Ann

    2010-01-01

    such as CEC, EPRI, Building Automation Control Network (is the lack of automation of building systems. Most DRresponse, automation, commercial, industrial buildings, peak

  12. The Impact of a High Stakes Accountability System on Instructional Practices as Perceived by South Texas High School Principals 

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    Cruz, Gerardo G.

    2011-02-22

    The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of high school principals? regarding the impact of a high stakes accountability system on instructional practices. The study assessed the differences in perception and influencing factors...

  13. Accounting as a mechanism of governmentality in the creation of a British hospital system 

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    Jackson, William J.

    2010-01-01

    This thesis is historical in nature. It adopts a methodology that has recently taken the study of accounting history into the arena of the social; leaving behind tradi- tional notions of accounting as being only what ...

  14. Test Automation Ant JUnit Test Automation

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    Mousavi, Mohammad

    Test Automation Ant JUnit Test Automation Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing 2012 Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Ant JUnit Outline Test Automation Ant JUnit Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Ant JUnit Why? Challenges of Manual Testing

  15. A Vision System for Automated Customer Tracking for Marketing Analysis: Low Level Feature Extraction

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    Tuceryan, Mihran

    Extraction Alex Leykin and Mihran Tuceryan Computer Science Department Indiana University Bloomington, USA the position of the customers in the store. We present a method to extract the low-level head coordinates on automated analyses of their customers' behaviors for making optimal marketing decisions. One recent trend

  16. Remote-controlled NDA (nondestructive assay) systems for feed and product storage at an automated MOX (mixed oxide) facility

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    Menlove, H.O.; Augustson, R.H.; Ohtani, T.; Seya, M.; Takahashi, S.; Abedin-Zadeh, R.; Hassan, B.; Napoli, S.

    1989-01-01

    Nondestructive assay (NDA) systems have been developed for use in an automated mixed oxide (MOX) fabrication facility. Unique features have been developed for the NDA systems to accommodate robotic sample handling and remote operation. In addition, the systems have been designed to obtain International Atomic Energy Agency inspection data without the need for an inspector at the facility at the time of the measurements. The equipment is being designed to operate continuously in an unattended mode with data storage for periods of up to one month. The two systems described in this paper include a canister counter for the assay of MOX powder at the input to the facility and a capsule counter for the assay of complete liquid-metal fast breeder reactor fuel assemblies at the output of the plant. The design, performance characteristics, and authentication of the two systems will be described. The data related to reliability, precision, and stability will be presented. 5 refs., 10 figs., 4 tabs.

  17. ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control...

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

    for Automation (ISA) approved the ISA-100.11a wireless standard, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," making it an official...

  18. Method and system for assigning a confidence metric for automated determination of optic disc location

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    Karnowski, Thomas P. (Knoxville, TN); Tobin, Jr., Kenneth W. (Harriman, TN); Muthusamy Govindasamy, Vijaya Priya (Knoxville, TN); Chaum, Edward (Memphis, TN)

    2012-07-10

    A method for assigning a confidence metric for automated determination of optic disc location that includes analyzing a retinal image and determining at least two sets of coordinates locating an optic disc in the retinal image. The sets of coordinates can be determined using first and second image analysis techniques that are different from one another. An accuracy parameter can be calculated and compared to a primary risk cut-off value. A high confidence level can be assigned to the retinal image if the accuracy parameter is less than the primary risk cut-off value and a low confidence level can be assigned to the retinal image if the accuracy parameter is greater than the primary risk cut-off value. The primary risk cut-off value being selected to represent an acceptable risk of misdiagnosis of a disease having retinal manifestations by the automated technique.

  19. Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response

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    Piette, Mary Ann

    2009-01-01

    building automation and control networking protocols to facilitate integration of utility/ISO information systems

  20. Human-automation interaction for lunar landing aimpoint redesignation

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    Needham, Jennifer M

    2008-01-01

    Human-automation interactions are a critical area of research in systems with modem automation. The decision-making portion of tasks presents a special challenge for human-automation interactions because of the many factors ...

  1. The effects of level of automation and adaptive automation on human performance, situation awareness and workload in a

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    Kaber, David B.

    The effects of level of automation and adaptive automation on human performance, situation., 4731 East Forest Peak, Marietta, GA 30066, USA Keywords: Level of automation (LOA); adaptive automation of automation (LOAs) for maintaining operator involvement in complex systems control and facilitating situation

  2. Automated Data Quality Analysis Research and Development 

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    Sweeney, J., Jr.; Haberl, J. S.

    2002-01-01

    The Automated Data Quality process development is an effort to automate the analysis and monitoring of the Energy Systems Lab's (ESL) polling and energy data process. Polling status refers to basic telecommunication line states, quality of data...

  3. Disciplined agility for process control & automation

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    Tibazarwa, Augustine

    2009-01-01

    Process automation vendors must consider agility as a basis to gain a competitive edge in innovation. Process Automation systems can impact the operating cost of manufacturing equipment, the safe control of large quantities ...

  4. An Operator Perspective from a Facility Evaluation of an RFID-Based UF6 Cylinder Accounting and Tracking System

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    Martyn, Rose; Fitzgerald, Peter; Stehle, Nicholas D; Rowe, Nathan C; Younkin, James R

    2011-01-01

    An operational field test of a Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) system for tracking and accounting UF6 cylinders was conducted at the Global Nuclear Fuel Americas (GNF) fuel fabrication plant in 2009. The Cylinder Accountability and Tracking System (CATS) was designed and deployed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and evaluated in cooperation with GNF. The system required that passive RFID be attached to several UF6 30B cylinders as they were received at the site; then the cylinders were tracked as they proceeded to interim storage, to processing in an autoclave, and eventually to disposition from the site. This CATS deployment also provided a direct integration of scale data from the site accountability scales. The integration of this information into the tracking data provided an attribute for additional safeguards for evaluation. The field test provided insight into the advantages and challenges of using RFID at an operating nuclear facility. The RFID system allowed operators to interact with the technology and demonstrated the survivability of the tags and reader equipment in the process environment. This paper will provide the operator perspective on utilizing RFID technology for locating cylinders within the facility, thereby tracking the cylinders for process and for Material Control & Accounting functions. The paper also will present the operator viewpoint on RFID implemented as an independent safeguards system.

  5. Total Recall: System Support for Automated Availability Management Ranjita Bhagwan, Kiran Tati, Yu-Chung Cheng, Stefan Savage, and Geoffrey M. Voelker

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    Savage, Stefan

    Total Recall: System Support for Automated Availability Management Ranjita Bhagwan, Kiran Tati, Yu of California, San Diego Abstract Availability is a storage system property that is both highly desired and yet and with only a cursory understanding of how the config- uration will impact overall performance or availability

  6. Automation Status

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

    member August 11, 2011 Automation Status ing NREL Manufacturing R&D Workshop Fuel Cell Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Manufacturing Lines and test...

  7. Aspects of automation mode confusion

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    Wheeler, Paul H. (Paul Harrison)

    2007-01-01

    Complex systems such as commercial aircraft are difficult for operators to manage. Designers, intending to simplify the interface between the operator and the system, have introduced automation to assist the operator. In ...

  8. AUTOMATED BATCH CHARACTERIZATION OF ICF SHELLS WITH VISION-ENABLED OPTICAL MICROSCOPE SYSTEM

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    HUANG,H; STEPHENS,R.B; HILL,D.W; LYON,C; NIKROO,A; STEINMAN,D.A

    2003-06-01

    OAK-B135 Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) shells are mesoscale objects with nano-scale dimensional and nano-surface finish requirements. Currently, the shell dimensions are measured by white-light interferometry and an image analysis method. These two methods complement each other and give a rather complete data set on a single shell. The process is, however, labor intensive. They have developed an automation routine to fully characterize a shell in one shot and perform unattended batch measurements. The method is useful to the ICF program both for production screening and for full characterization. It also has potential for Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) power plant where half a million shells need to be processed daily.

  9. Accounting & Accountability Financial Management and Valuation Accounting valuation issues

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    Applebaum, David

    Accounting & Accountability Financial Management and Valuation Accounting valuation issues Institutional investors, private reporting Pensions accounting Risk management and pensions International accounting standards Accounting in China Italian accounting history Use of (non)-accounting information

  10. Automated Purge Valve Joseph Edward Farrell, III.

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    Automated Purge Valve by Joseph Edward Farrell, III. Bachelor of Science Marine Engineering the undersigned committee hereby approve the attached thesis Automated Purge Valve by Joseph Edward Farrell, III.D. Department Head Department of Marine and Environmental Systems #12;iii Abstract Title: Automated Purge Valve

  11. Workload State Classification With Automation During Simulated

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    Kaber, David B.

    Workload State Classification With Automation During Simulated Air Traffic Control David B. Kaber to dynamically apply automation to information pro- cessing functions in aviation systems. This research examined manual control or 1 of 4 different forms of automation. Traffic volume was either low (3 aircraft

  12. Design and Construction of an Automated Community Bicycle Loan/Return System Richard Lopez, Kenneth Roland Womack, Mark Goadrich and Troy C. Messina

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    Goadrich, Mark

    Design and Construction of an Automated Community Bicycle Loan/Return System Richard Lopez, Kenneth, Computer Science, and Physics, 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, LA 71104 Abstract Community bicycle community bicycles to Centenary College of Louisiana. To facilitate use of these bicycles students have

  13. Automated gas chromatography

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    Mowry, Curtis D. (Albuquerque, NM); Blair, Dianna S. (Albuquerque, NM); Rodacy, Philip J. (Albuquerque, NM); Reber, Stephen D. (Corrales, NM)

    1999-01-01

    An apparatus and process for the continuous, near real-time monitoring of low-level concentrations of organic compounds in a liquid, and, more particularly, a water stream. A small liquid volume of flow from a liquid process stream containing organic compounds is diverted by an automated process to a heated vaporization capillary where the liquid volume is vaporized to a gas that flows to an automated gas chromatograph separation column to chromatographically separate the organic compounds. Organic compounds are detected and the information transmitted to a control system for use in process control. Concentrations of organic compounds less than one part per million are detected in less than one minute.

  14. Self-propelled in-tube shuttle and control system for automated measurements of magnetic field alignment

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    Boroski, W.N.; Nicol, T.H. ); Pidcoe, S.V. . Space Systems Div.); Zink, R.A. )

    1990-03-01

    A magnetic field alignment gauge is used to measure the field angle as a function of axial position in each of the magnets for the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC). Present measurements are made by manually pushing the through the magnet bore tube and stopping at intervals to record field measurements. Gauge location is controlled through graduation marks and alignment pins on the push rods. Field measurements are recorded on a logging multimeter with tape output. Described is a computerized control system being developed to replace the manual procedure for field alignment measurements. The automated system employs a pneumatic walking device to move the measurement gauge through the bore tube. Movement of the device, called the Self-Propelled In-Tube Shuttle (SPITS), is accomplished through an integral, gas driven, double-acting cylinder. The motion of the SPITS is transferred to the bore tube by means of a pair of controlled, retractable support feet. Control of the SPITS is accomplished through an RS-422 interface from an IBM-compatible computer to a series of solenoid-actuated air valves. Direction of SPITS travel is determined by the air-valve sequence, and is managed through the control software. Precise axial position of the gauge within the magnet is returned to the control system through an optically-encoded digital position transducer attached to the shuttle. Discussed is the performance of the transport device and control system during preliminary testing of the first prototype shuttle. 1 ref., 7 figs.

  15. Quiescent and Eruptive Prominences at Solar Minimum: A Statistical Study via an Automated Tracking System

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    Loboda, I P

    2015-01-01

    We employ an automated detection algorithm to perform a global study of solar prominence characteristics. We process four months of TESIS observations in the He II 304 A line taken close to the solar minimum of 2008-2009 and focus mainly on quiescent and quiescent-eruptive prominences. We detect a total of 389 individual features ranging from 25x25 to 150x500 Mm in size and obtain distributions of many their spatial characteristics, such as latitudinal position, height, size and shape. To study their dynamics, we classify prominences as either stable or eruptive and calculate their average centroid velocities, which are found to be rarely exceeding 3 km/s. Besides, we give rough estimates of mass and gravitational energy for every detected prominence and use these values to evaluate the total mass and gravitational energy of all simultaneously existing prominences (10e12-10e14 kg and 10e29-10e31 erg, respectively). Finally, we investigate the form of the gravitational energy spectrum of prominences and derive...

  16. Integrated performance of an automated venetian blind/electric lighting system in a full-scale office environment

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    DiBartolomeo, D.L.; Lee, Eleanor; Selkowitz, S.E.; Vine, E.L.

    1998-02-01

    Comprehensive results are presented from a fill-scale testbed of a prototype automated venetian blind lighting system installed in two unoccupied, private offices in Oakland, California. The dynamic system balanced daylight against solar heat gains in real-time, to reduce perimeter zone energy use and to increase comfort. This limited proof-of-concept test was designed to work out practical ''bugs'' and refine design details to increase cost effectiveness and acceptability of this innovative technology for real-world applications. We present results from 14 months of tuning the system design and monitoring energy performance and control system operations. For this southeast-facing office, we found that 1-22% lighting energy savings, 13-28% cooling load reductions, and 13-28% peak cooling load reductions can be achieved by the dynamic system under clear sky and overcast conditions year round, compared to a static, partly closed blind with the same optimized daylighting control system. These energy savings increase if compared to conventional daylighting controls with manually-operated blinds. Monitored data indicated that the control system met design objectives under all weather conditions to within 10% for at least 90% of the year. A pilot human factors study indicated that some of our default control settings should be adjusted to increase user satisfaction. With these adjustments, energy savings will decrease. The final prototype design yielded a 10-year simple payback for this site. If mechanical system downsizing opportunities and qualitative improvements to worker's comfort are included, this innovative technology could be more cost effective. Marketing information for commercializing this technology is given.

  17. Systems and Algorithms for Automated Collaborative Observation using Networked Robotic Cameras 

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    Xu, Yiliang

    2011-10-21

    The development of telerobotic systems has evolved from Single Operator Single Robot (SOSR) systems to Multiple Operator Multiple Robot (MOMR) systems. The relationship between human operators and robots follows the ...

  18. Automating component reuse and adaptation

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    Alexander, Perry; Morel, B.

    2004-09-01

    framework for automating specification-based component retrieval and adaptation that has been successfully applied to synthesis of software for embedded and digital signal processing systems. Using specifications to abstractly represent implementations...

  19. Automated Assembly Using Feature Localization

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    Gordon, Steven Jeffrey

    1986-12-01

    Automated assembly of mechanical devices is studies by researching methods of operating assembly equipment in a variable manner; that is, systems which may be configured to perform many different assembly operations ...

  20. An automated tracer dispersal system for snow accumulation and saltation transport investigations

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    Ratzlaff, Kenneth L.; Braaten, David A.

    1998-02-01

    . This instrument consists of an ultralow power timing system, a pneumatic system, and microsphere generators to periodically disperse a tracer of colored glass microspheres onto the snow surface. Snow sampling must be conducted before melting occurs, and subsequent...

  1. Development of Mechanical Systems for Automated Medical Slide Specimen Storage and Retrieval

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    Wurtz, Joshua James

    2014-05-31

    .2.4: Final Folder Opening/Holding System Design ....................................................... 18 Figure 2.2.5: Folder Holding System Servo Arm Assembly ......................................................... 19 Figure 2.2.6: Schematic for Vacuum... of systems would fit within the Slide Valet base frame structure and would not require the complications of a hydraulic system. Therefore the actuator selection was based on speed, force, stroke length, complexity of controls and precision of position...

  2. Modelling and Veri cation of Automated Transit Systems, using Timed Automata, Invariants and

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    Lynch, Nancy

    and gates, steam boiler control) appear in 8, 10]. Brie y, a timed automaton is a labelled transition system

  3. Providing Automated Semantic Support for Software Agents in Spatial Decision Support Systems 

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    Li, Sen

    2008-12-05

    Spatial Decision Support System(SDSS) is a software system that aimed at assisting decision-makers generate and evaluate alternative solutions to semi and unstructured spatial problems through the integration of spatial data and geo... method to build the software system. The evaluated outcome highlighted the system with a sound autonomy and flexibility to (i)implement accurate service discovering (ii)generate alternative solutions for the use case and (iii)export the result in an easy...

  4. Automated synthesis of reliable and efficient systems through game theory: a case study

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    Randour, Mickael

    2012-01-01

    Reactive computer systems bear inherent complexity due to continuous interactions with their environment. While this environment often proves to be uncontrollable, we still want to ensure that critical computer systems will not fail, no matter what they face. Examples are legion: railway traffic, power plants, plane navigation systems, etc. Formal verification of a system may ensure that it satisfies a given specification, but only applies to an already existing model of a system. In this work, we address the problem of synthesis: starting from a specification of the desired behavior, we show how to build a suitable system controller that will enforce this specification. In particular, we discuss recent developments of that approach for systems that must ensure Boolean behaviors (e.g., reachability, liveness) along with quantitative requirements over their execution (e.g., never drop out of fuel, ensure a suitable mean response time). We notably illustrate a powerful, practically useable algorithm for the aut...

  5. Experimental study of rock-fluid interaction using automated multichannel system operated under conditions of CO2-based geothermal systems

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    Petro, M.

    2014-01-01

    In A Granite-Hosted Geothermal System: Experimental Insightsof the Darajat geothermal system, West Java - Indonesia,”OF CO 2 -BASED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS Miroslav Petro 1 , Jim

  6. Karlsruhe Database for Radioactive Wastes (KADABRA) - Accounting and Management System for Radioactive Waste Treatment - 12275

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    Himmerkus, Felix; Rittmeyer, Cornelia [WAK Rueckbau- und Entsorgungs- GmbH, 76339 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany)

    2012-07-01

    The data management system KADABRA was designed according to the purposes of the Cen-tral Decontamination Department (HDB) of the Wiederaufarbeitungsanlage Karlsruhe Rueckbau- und Entsorgungs-GmbH (WAK GmbH), which is specialized in the treatment and conditioning of radioactive waste. The layout considers the major treatment processes of the HDB as well as regulatory and legal requirements. KADABRA is designed as an SAG ADABAS application on IBM system Z mainframe. The main function of the system is the data management of all processes related to treatment, transfer and storage of radioactive material within HDB. KADABRA records the relevant data concerning radioactive residues, interim products and waste products as well as the production parameters relevant for final disposal. Analytical data from the laboratory and non destructive assay systems, that describe the chemical and radiological properties of residues, production batches, interim products as well as final waste products, can be linked to the respective dataset for documentation and declaration. The system enables the operator to trace the radioactive material through processing and storage. Information on the actual sta-tus of the material as well as radiological data and storage position can be gained immediately on request. A variety of programs accessed to the database allow the generation of individual reports on periodic or special request. KADABRA offers a high security standard and is constantly adapted to the recent requirements of the organization. (authors)

  7. Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2010-01-01

    enterprise energy and building automation systems. Lilburn,providers' use of building automation systems (BAS), orof web- based building control and automation systems and

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

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    Not Available

    1984-06-01

    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.

  9. Automation of a Wireless Cotton Module Tracking System for Cotton Fiber Quality Mapping 

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    Sjolander, Andrew J.

    2010-10-12

    developed a wireless-GPS system that tracks where a module of cotton comes from within a field. This system is a necessary component in mapping fiber quality, which is a major determiner of price and thus profit. Three drawbacks to the previous wireless...

  10. Automated system for removal and pneumatic transport of fly ash from electric precipitator hoppers

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    V.K. Konovalov; O.V. Yashkin; V.V. Ermakov

    2008-03-15

    A system for removal and pneumatic transport of fly ash is examined, in which air pulses act on batches (pistons) of ash formed in a duct. Studies are made of the effect of several physical parameters on the force required to displace a piston of ash and these serve as a basis for choosing a system for removal and pneumatic transport of ash simultaneously from several hoppers of an electric precipitator. This makes it possible to separate the ash particles according to size without introducing additional components. Formulas are given for calculating the structural and dynamic parameters of this system and measurements of indirect dynamic parameters are used to calculate the input-output characteristics of the system. In order to optimize the system, configurations for summing several ducts into a single transport duct for pneumatic ash transport are proposed. Some variants of dry ash utilization and the advantages of producing of size-separated particles are considered.

  11. BANNER ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS ACCOUNT REQUEST Faculty Staff Student/Wage Employees Other: .

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    that if monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, system personnel may provide records to law. The confidentiality of student records is defined in the provisions of The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act allows such access. I will only access my own personnel (Human Resources) records and any student

  12. Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) breast composition descriptors: Automated measurement development for full field digital mammography

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    Fowler, E. E.; Sellers, T. A.; Lu, B.; Heine, J. J.

    2013-11-15

    Purpose: The Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) breast composition descriptors are used for standardized mammographic reporting and are assessed visually. This reporting is clinically relevant because breast composition can impact mammographic sensitivity and is a breast cancer risk factor. New techniques are presented and evaluated for generating automated BI-RADS breast composition descriptors using both raw and calibrated full field digital mammography (FFDM) image data.Methods: A matched case-control dataset with FFDM images was used to develop three automated measures for the BI-RADS breast composition descriptors. Histograms of each calibrated mammogram in the percent glandular (pg) representation were processed to create the new BR{sub pg} measure. Two previously validated measures of breast density derived from calibrated and raw mammograms were converted to the new BR{sub vc} and BR{sub vr} measures, respectively. These three measures were compared with the radiologist-reported BI-RADS compositions assessments from the patient records. The authors used two optimization strategies with differential evolution to create these measures: method-1 used breast cancer status; and method-2 matched the reported BI-RADS descriptors. Weighted kappa (?) analysis was used to assess the agreement between the new measures and the reported measures. Each measure's association with breast cancer was evaluated with odds ratios (ORs) adjusted for body mass index, breast area, and menopausal status. ORs were estimated as per unit increase with 95% confidence intervals.Results: The three BI-RADS measures generated by method-1 had ? between 0.25–0.34. These measures were significantly associated with breast cancer status in the adjusted models: (a) OR = 1.87 (1.34, 2.59) for BR{sub pg}; (b) OR = 1.93 (1.36, 2.74) for BR{sub vc}; and (c) OR = 1.37 (1.05, 1.80) for BR{sub vr}. The measures generated by method-2 had ? between 0.42–0.45. Two of these measures were significantly associated with breast cancer status in the adjusted models: (a) OR = 1.95 (1.24, 3.09) for BR{sub pg}; (b) OR = 1.42 (0.87, 2.32) for BR{sub vc}; and (c) OR = 2.13 (1.22, 3.72) for BR{sub vr}. The radiologist-reported measures from the patient records showed a similar association, OR = 1.49 (0.99, 2.24), although only borderline statistically significant.Conclusions: A general framework was developed and validated for converting calibrated mammograms and continuous measures of breast density to fully automated approximations for the BI-RADS breast composition descriptors. The techniques are general and suitable for a broad range of clinical and research applications.

  13. Extending and automating a systems-theoretic hazard analysis for requirements generation and analysis

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    Thomas, John P., IV

    2013-01-01

    Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) is a powerful new hazard analysis method designed to go beyond traditional safety techniques-such as Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)-that overlook important causes of accidents like ...

  14. An automated vehicle arrival notification system for paratransit customers at Texas A&M University 

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    Donovan, Rachel A

    2000-01-01

    For paratransit passengers, not knowing when their ride (the paratransit vehicle) will be arriving to pick them up is a major concern. The objectives of this research included designing, implementing, and evaluating a system for automatically...

  15. Estimating train passenger load from automated data systems : application to London Underground

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    Paul, Elizabeth Cheriyamadam

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to assess the feasibility of identifying which trains individual passengers take to get from their origin to destination while travelling in a high frequency urban rail transportation system. ...

  16. Astrometrical Observations of Pluto - Charon System with the Automated Telescopes of Pulkovo Observatory

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    Devyatkin, Alexander V; Slesarenko, Vyacheslav Yu

    2015-01-01

    The space probe 'New Horizon' was launched on 19th of January 2006 in order to study Pluto and its moons. Spacecraft will fly by Pluto as close as 12500 km in the middle of July 2015 and will get the most detailed images of Pluto and its moon until this moment. At the same time, observation obtained by the ground-based telescopes may also be helpful for the research of such distant system. Thereby, the Laboratory of observational astrometry of Pulkovo Observatory of RAS made a decision to reprocess observations obtained during last decade. More than 350 positional observations of Pluto - Charon system were carried out with the mirror astrograph ZA-320M at Pulkovo and Maksutov telescope MTM-500M near Kislovodsk. These observations were processed by means of software system APEX-II developed in Pulkovo observatory and numerical simulation was performed to calculate the differences between positions of photocenter and barycenter of Pluto - Charon system.

  17. ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control...

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    for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications More Documents & Publications Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection...

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

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    Not Available

    1986-06-01

    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.

  19. Using the Domain Name System to Thwart Automated Client-Based Attacks

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    Taylor, Curtis R; Shue, Craig A

    2011-09-01

    On the Internet, attackers can compromise systems owned by other people and then use these systems to launch attacks automatically. When attacks such as phishing or SQL injections are successful, they can have negative consequences including server downtime and the loss of sensitive information. Current methods to prevent such attacks are limited in that they are application-specific, or fail to block attackers. Phishing attempts can be stopped with email filters, but if the attacker manages to successfully bypass these filters, then the user must determine if the email is legitimate or not. Unfortunately, they often are unable to do so. Since attackers have a low success rate, they attempt to compensate for it in volume. In order to have this high throughput, attackers take shortcuts and break protocols. We use this knowledge to address these issues by implementing a system that can detect malicious activity and use it to block attacks. If the client fails to follow proper procedure, they can be classified as an attacker. Once an attacker has been discovered, they will be isolated and monitored. This can be accomplished using existing software in Ubuntu Linux applications, along with our custom wrapper application. After running the system and seeing its performance on three popular Web browsers Chromium, Firefox and Internet Explorer as well as two popular email clients, Thunderbird and Evolution, we found that not only is this system conceivable, it is effective and has low overhead.

  20. Automation of Mobile Pick and Place Robotic System for Small Food Industry

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    Talpur, Mir Sajjad Hussain

    2012-01-01

    The use of robotics in food industry is becoming more popular in recent years. The trend seems to continue as long as the robotics technology meets diverse and challenging needs of the food producers. Rapid developments in digital computers and control systems technologies have significant impact in robotics like any other engineering fields. By utilizing new hardware and software tools, design of these complex systems that need strong integration of distinct disciplines is no longer difficult compared to the past. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to design and implement a micro-controller based on reliable and high performance robotic system for food / biscuit manufacturing line. We propose a design of a vehicle. The robot is capable of picking unbaked biscuits tray and places them into furnace and then after baking it picks the biscuits tray from the furnace. A special gripper is designed to pick and place the biscuits tray with flexibility.

  1. Automated fiber pigtailing machine

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    Strand, O.T.; Lowry, M.E.

    1999-01-05

    The Automated Fiber Pigtailing Machine (AFPM) aligns and attaches optical fibers to optoelectronic (OE) devices such as laser diodes, photodiodes, and waveguide devices without operator intervention. The so-called pigtailing process is completed with sub-micron accuracies in less than 3 minutes. The AFPM operates unattended for one hour, is modular in design and is compatible with a mass production manufacturing environment. This machine can be used to build components which are used in military aircraft navigation systems, computer systems, communications systems and in the construction of diagnostics and experimental systems. 26 figs.

  2. Automated fiber pigtailing machine

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    Strand, Oliver T. (Castro Valley, CA); Lowry, Mark E. (Castro Valley, CA)

    1999-01-01

    The Automated Fiber Pigtailing Machine (AFPM) aligns and attaches optical fibers to optoelectonic (OE) devices such as laser diodes, photodiodes, and waveguide devices without operator intervention. The so-called pigtailing process is completed with sub-micron accuracies in less than 3 minutes. The AFPM operates unattended for one hour, is modular in design and is compatible with a mass production manufacturing environment. This machine can be used to build components which are used in military aircraft navigation systems, computer systems, communications systems and in the construction of diagnostics and experimental systems.

  3. Automated measurement system employing eddy currents to adjust probe position and determine metal hardness

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    Prince, J.M.; Dodson, M.G.; Lechelt, W.M.

    1989-07-18

    A system for measuring the hardness of cartridge cases employs an eddy current probe for inducing and sensing eddy currents in each cartridge case. A first component of the sensed signal is utilized in a closed loop system for accurately positioning the probe relative to the cartridge case both in the lift off direction and in the tangential direction, and a second component of the sensed signal is employed as a measure of the hardness. The positioning and measurement are carried out under closed loop microprocessor control facilitating hardness testing on a production line basis. 14 figs.

  4. Automated measurement system employing eddy currents to adjust probe position and determine metal hardness

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    Prince, James M. (Kennewick, WA); Dodson, Michael G. (Richland, WA); Lechelt, Wayne M. (Benton City, WA)

    1989-01-01

    A system for measuring the hardness of cartridge cases employs an eddy current probe for inducing and sensing eddy currents in each cartridge case. A first component of the sensed signal is utilized in a closed loop system for accurately positioning the probe relative to the cartridge case both in the lift off direction and in the tangential direction, and a second component of the sensed signal is employed as a measure of the hardness. The positioning and measurement are carried out under closed loop microprocessor control facilitating hardness testing on a production line basis.

  5. Building Automation and Controls Systems: Integrated Room Control for Personalized Comfort and Increased ROI 

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    Gill, D.

    2014-01-01

    Configurations ? Summary ESL-IC-14-09-05 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 Room Control – System Fundamentals ? HVAC ? Terminal units ? Temperature and air flow control..., September 14-17, 2014 The Solution? ESL-IC-14-09-05 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 Smart Room Control ? End-to-end system for the control of HVAC room terminal...

  6. Applying an intelligent and automated emissions measurement system to characterize the RF environment for supporting wireless technologies

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    Keebler, P. F.; Phipps, K. O. [EPRI Solutions, 942 Corridor Park Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932 (United States)

    2006-07-01

    The use of wireless technologies in commercial and industrial facilities has grown significantly in the past several years. New applications of wireless technologies with increasing frequency and varying radiated power are being developed everyday. Wireless application specialists and end users have already identified several sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI) in these facilities. Interference has been reported between wireless devices and between these devices and other types of electronic equipment either using frequencies in the unlicensed wireless spectrum or equipment that may generate undesired man-made noise in this spectrum. Facilities that are not using the wireless band should verify the spectral quality of that band and the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) integrity of safety-related power and signal cables before installing wireless technologies. With the introduction of new wireless devices in the same electromagnetic space where analog and digital I and C systems and cables must co-exist, the ability of facility managers to manage their spectra will dictate the degree of interference between wireless devices and other electronic equipment. Because of the unknowns associated with interference with analog and digital I and C systems in the wireless band, nuclear power plants have been slow to introduce wireless technologies in plant areas. With the application of newly developed advanced radiated emissions measurement systems that can record, process, and analyze radiated and conducted emissions in a cost-effective manner, facility managers can more reliably characterize potential locations for wireless technologies, including potential coupling effects with safety-related power and signal cables, with increased confidence that the risks associated with creating an interference can be significantly reduced. This paper will present an effective philosophy already being used in other mission-critical applications for managing EMC, an overview of wireless emissions sources, the need for EMC characterization of power and signal cables with exposure to wireless devices, and an intelligent and automated emissions measurement system. Such a system can be used in nuclear power plants to determine the spectral quality of the wireless band, the EMC characterization of power and signal cables, and if wireless technologies can be collocated in plants while reducing the risk of interference with I and C systems. (authors)

  7. A Distributed Computer Automation and Control System for IBM's GTD Process Plant at Austin Texas 

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    Getter, L. C.

    1982-01-01

    chemical day tank in the manufacturing building is full, a messaee is sent over the data highway to the Tank Farm PLC instruc ting it to discontinue chemical feed and seal the pumping system. CDC/i:anl: :':'arm The Chemical Distribution Center manaees...

  8. Framework for a flexible, real-time controller for automated material transport systems 

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    Edlabadkar, Abhay

    1995-01-01

    The functions of a material transport system (MTS) in a manufacturing facility is to move raw materials, work-in-process, finished parts, tools and supplies from one location to another in an efficient and timely manner. This thesis presents a...

  9. Distributed Integrated Scheduling in Automated Manufacturing Systems with Transient Machine Failures

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    Wedde, Horst F.

    as for a larger variety of products. At the same time better adaptability of transportation planning, electronic negotiations 1. Introduction Distributed Computer Control for Just-in- Time Production and production flows. The Just-in-Time method has not yet been used in computer-controlled manufacturing systems

  10. Analysis of Remote Diagnosis Architecture for a PLCBbased Automated Assembly System 

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    Sekar, Ramnath

    2011-10-21

    in cost and time on both the customer and manufacturer side. Remote diagnosis involves the use of communication technologies to perform fault diagnosis of a system located at a site distant to a troubleshooter. In order to achieve remote diagnosis, several...

  11. Economizer system cost effectiveness: Accounting for the influence of ventilation rate on sick leave

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    Fisk, William J.; Seppanen, Olli; Faulkner, David; Huang, Joe

    2003-06-01

    This study estimated the health, energy, and economic benefits of an economizer ventilation control system that increases outside air supply during mild weather to save energy. A model of the influence of ventilation rate on airborne transmission of respiratory illnesses was used to extend the limited data relating ventilation rate with illness and sick leave. An energy simulation model calculated ventilation rates and energy use versus time for an office building in Washington, DC with fixed minimum outdoor air supply rates, with and without an economizer. Sick leave rates were estimated with the disease transmission model. In the modeled 72-person office building, our analyses indicate that the economizer reduces energy costs by approximately $2000 and, in addition, reduces sick leave. The financial benefit of the decrease in sick leave is estimated to be between $6,000 and $16,000. This modelling suggests that economizers are much more cost effective than currently recognized.

  12. Automated Job Hazards Analysis

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    AJHA Program - The Automated Job Hazard Analysis (AJHA) computer program is part of an enhanced work planning process employed at the Department of Energy's Hanford worksite. The AJHA system is routinely used to performed evaluations for medium and high risk work, and in the development of corrective maintenance work packages at the site. The tool is designed to ensure that workers are fully involved in identifying the hazards, requirements, and controls associated with tasks.

  13. Crusader Automated Docking System: Technology support for the Crusader Resupply Team. Interim report, Ammunition Logistics Program

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    Kring, C.T.; Varma, V.K.; Jatko, W.B.

    1995-11-01

    The US Army and Team Crusader (United Defense, Lockheed Martin Armament Systems, etc.) are developing the next generation howitzer, the Crusader. The development program includes an advanced, self-propelled liquid propellant howitzer and a companion resupply vehicle. The resupply vehicle is intended to rendezvous with the howitzer near the battlefront and replenish ammunition, fuel, and other material. The Army has recommended that Crusader incorporate new and innovative technologies to improve performance and safety. One conceptual design proposes a robotic resupply boom on the resupply vehicle to upload supplies to the howitzer. The resupply boom would normally be retracted inside the resupply vehicle during transit. When the two vehicles are within range of the resupply boom, the boom would be extended to a receiving port on the howitzer. In order to reduce exposure to small arms fire or nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards, the crew would remain inside the resupply vehicle during the resupply operation. The process of extending the boom and linking with the receiving port is called docking. A boom operator would be designated to maneuver the boom into contact with the receiving port using a mechanical joystick. The docking operation depends greatly upon the skill of the boom operator to manipulate the boom into docking position. Computer simulations at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have shown that computer-assisted or autonomous docking can improve the ability of the operator to dock safely and quickly. This document describes the present status of the Crusader Autonomous Docking System (CADS) implemented at Oak Ridge National laboratory (ORNL). The purpose of the CADS project is to determine the feasibility and performance limitations of vision systems to satisfy the autonomous docking requirements for Crusader and conduct a demonstration under controlled conditions.

  14. Development of an Automated Fault Detection System Tool for Unitary Air Conditioners at Undustrial Energy Audits 

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    Parikh, P.; Pasmussen, B. P.

    2015-01-01

    Faulty air conditioners are prevalent; as is the related energy inefficiency 57% Of 13,000 systems incorrectly charged 13% Average efficiency loss 10% Efficiency loss due to 30% overcharge 9% Efficiency loss due to 30% undercharge ESL-IE-15... • Refrigerant Type Brochure • Rated Subcooling• Rated Superheat Other • Type of Valve • Avoided Cost of Electricity • Operating Hours • Presence of Accumulator Co In Co Pr Co Out Ev Out Ev In Co In Co Out Ev Pr Ev Out Air side Temperatures Refrigerant side...

  15. Automated gas chromatography

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    Mowry, C.D.; Blair, D.S.; Rodacy, P.J.; Reber, S.D.

    1999-07-13

    An apparatus and process for the continuous, near real-time monitoring of low-level concentrations of organic compounds in a liquid, and, more particularly, a water stream. A small liquid volume of flow from a liquid process stream containing organic compounds is diverted by an automated process to a heated vaporization capillary where the liquid volume is vaporized to a gas that flows to an automated gas chromatograph separation column to chromatographically separate the organic compounds. Organic compounds are detected and the information transmitted to a control system for use in process control. Concentrations of organic compounds less than one part per million are detected in less than one minute. 7 figs.

  16. Automated macromolecular crystallization screening

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    Segelke, Brent W.; Rupp, Bernhard; Krupka, Heike I.

    2005-03-01

    An automated macromolecular crystallization screening system wherein a multiplicity of reagent mixes are produced. A multiplicity of analysis plates is produced utilizing the reagent mixes combined with a sample. The analysis plates are incubated to promote growth of crystals. Images of the crystals are made. The images are analyzed with regard to suitability of the crystals for analysis by x-ray crystallography. A design of reagent mixes is produced based upon the expected suitability of the crystals for analysis by x-ray crystallography. A second multiplicity of mixes of the reagent components is produced utilizing the design and a second multiplicity of reagent mixes is used for a second round of automated macromolecular crystallization screening. In one embodiment the multiplicity of reagent mixes are produced by a random selection of reagent components.

  17. Powder handling for automated fuel processing

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    Frederickson, J.R.; Eschenbaum, R.C.; Goldmann, L.H.

    1989-04-09

    Installation of the Secure Automated Fabrication (SAF) line has been completed. It is located in the Fuel Cycle Plant (FCP) at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford site near Richland, Washington. The SAF line was designed to fabricate advanced reactor fuel pellets and assemble fuel pins by automated, remote operation. This paper describes powder handling equipment and techniques utilized for automated powder processing and powder conditioning systems in this line. 9 figs.

  18. INTRODUCTION Recent research on human-automation inter-

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    Kaber, David B.

    INTRODUCTION Recent research on human-automation inter- action theory (Endsley & Kaber, 1999 decisions about what complex system functions to automate, and to what extent, in advance of implementation and as part of the systems de- sign process. This work has relevance to adap- tive automation. Adaptive

  19. Automating Climate Science: Large Ensemble Simulations on the TeraGrid with the GriPhyN Virtual Data System

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    Deelman, Ewa

    Laboratory 2 Computation Institute, Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago 3 Center for Climatic hindered the efforts of the climate community to understand climate variability and climate change fromAutomating Climate Science: Large Ensemble Simulations on the TeraGrid with the GriPhyN Virtual

  20. Co-design of Control Algorithm and Embedded Platformfor Building HVAC Systems

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Zhu, Qi; Li, Cheng; Meggers, Forrest; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2013-01-01

    A design flow for building automation and control systems,”Development of building automation and control systems,”systems as part of a Building Automation System (BAS). The

  1. MIT Automated Auscultation System

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    Syed, Zeeshan Hassan, 1980-

    2003-01-01

    At every annual exam, the primary care physician uses a stethoscope to listen for cardiac abnormalities. This approach is non-invasive, inexpensive, and fast. It is also highly unreliable. Over 80% of the people referred ...

  2. Automation, Energy Conservation and Common Sense 

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    Hester, D.

    1981-01-01

    and contains 5 million square feet of administration office and research laboratory space. An Engineering study to investigate an automated computer controlled energy management system has been completed. The study objectives were to identify system parameters...

  3. Patterns for Refinement Automation Alexei Iliasov1

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    Southampton, University of

    Patterns for Refinement Automation Alexei Iliasov1 , Elena Troubitsyna2 , Linas Laibinis2 in rigorous modelling and design by increasing automation of development steps. We introduce a notion establishes a basis for building a tool that would support formal system development via pattern reuse

  4. The State of the Art in Automation of Earthmoving Sanjiv Singh

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    Singh, Sanjiv

    The State of the Art in Automation of Earthmoving Sanjiv Singh System Scientist Robotics Institute automation of earthmoving machines, such as backhoes, loaders, and dozers, reflects a larger movement automated systems reported in the literature, can be classified. Key Words: automation, earthmoving

  5. Trust Model for Security Automation Data 1.0 (TMSAD)

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    Trust Model for Security Automation Data 1.0 (TMSAD) HaroldBooth AdamHalbardier NIST Interagency Report 7802 #12;NIST Interagency Report 7802 Trust Model for Security Automation Data 1.0 (TMSAD) Harold FOR SECURITY AUTOMATION DATA 1.0 (TMSAD) iii Reports on Computer Systems Technology The Information Technology

  6. Improving Home Automation by Discovering Regularly Occurring Device Usage Patterns

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    Holder, Lawrence B.

    Improving Home Automation by Discovering Regularly Occurring Device Usage Patterns Edwin O in an environment can be mined to discover significant patterns, which an intelligent agent could use to automate of two prediction algorithms, thus demonstrating multiple uses for a home automation system. Finally, we

  7. Field Demonstration of Automated Demand Response for Both Winter and

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    LBNL-6216E Field Demonstration of Automated Demand Response for Both Winter and Summer Events;1 Field Demonstration of Automated Demand Response for Both Winter and Summer Events in Large Buildings of a series of field test of automated demand response systems in large buildings in the Pacific Northwest

  8. A Survey of Automated Web Service Composition Methods

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    integration of heterogeneous systems. In particular, such languages as Universal Description, Discovery in an identical means. Therefore, building composite Web services with an automated or semi- automated tool process adaption and cross-enterprise integration provide the means for automated Web services composition

  9. (No) Security in Automation!?

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    Lüders, S

    2008-01-01

    Modern Information Technologies like Ethernet, TCP/IP, web server or FTP are nowadays increas-ingly used in distributed control and automation systems. Thus, information from the factory floor is now directly available at the management level (From Shop-Floor to Top-Floor) and can be ma-nipulated from there. Despite the benefits coming with this (r)evolution, new vulnerabilities are in-herited, too: worms and viruses spread within seconds via Ethernet and attackers are becoming interested in control systems. Unfortunately, control systems lack the standard security features that usual office PCs have. This contribution will elaborate on these problems, discuss the vulnerabilities of modern control systems and present international initiatives for mitigation.

  10. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 36 (2006) 511526 A dynamic model of interaction between reliance on automation and

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    Lee, John D.

    2006-01-01

    between reliance on automation and cooperation in multi-operator multi-automation situations Ji Gaoa elements of automation. The success of such multi-operator multi-automation systems depends not only on individual operator's appropriate use of automation, but also on cooperation between operators. Inappropriate

  11. University of Delaware General Accounting

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    University of Delaware General Accounting UDeposit Guide ­ Cash Deposits UDeposit is an online tool for depositing credit card and M&T remote account cash receipts into the University Financial System. As of August 1, 2013, Cash Transmittal webforms can no longer be used for bank deposits to REMO account 2724

  12. ACCOUNTING ROADMAP TRANSFORMING LIVES

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    ACCOUNTING ROADMAP TO SUCCESS THE TRANSFORMING LIVES COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Department of Accounting #12;TABLEOFCONTENTS Greetings from Accounting Department Chair ..............................2 What is Accounting? .......................................................................4 Successful Study

  13. Building Energy Information Systems: State of the Technology and User Case Studies

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2010-01-01

    enterprise energy and building automation systems. Fairmontto the use of building automation systems (BAS) and energyway, traditional building automation or control systems, and

  14. Automated Quantitative Histomorphometry in Osteoarthritis

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    Integrator System was designed and developed using standard methods of Object Oriented Analysis and DesignAutomated Quantitative Histomorphometry in Osteoarthritis Eigil Mølvig Jensen Supervised by Bjarne;Technical University of Denmark Informatics and Mathematical Modelling Building 321, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby

  15. Multiplex automated genome engineering

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    Church, George M; Wang, Harris H; Isaacs, Farren J

    2013-10-29

    The present invention relates to automated methods of introducing multiple nucleic acid sequences into one or more target cells.

  16. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Automation Bias in Intelligent Time Critical Decision

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 Automation Bias in Intelligent Time Critical levels of automation can be introduced by intelligent decision support systems, from fully automated, where the operator is completely left out of the decision process, to minimal levels of automation

  17. Proof Planning for Automating Hardware Verification 

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    Cantu-Ortiz, Francisco Javier

    In this thesis we investigate the applicability of proof planning to automate the verification of hardware systems. Proof planning is a meta-level reasoning technique which captures patterns of proof common to a family of theorems. It contributes...

  18. STAR Facility Tritium Accountancy

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    R. J. Pawelko; J. P. Sharpe; B. J. Denny

    2007-09-01

    The Safety and Tritium Applied Research (STAR) facility has been established to provide a laboratory infrastructure for the fusion community to study tritium science associated with the development of safe fusion energy and other technologies. STAR is a radiological facility with an administrative total tritium inventory limit of 1.5g (14,429 Ci) [1]. Research studies with moderate tritium quantities and various radionuclides are performed in STAR. Successful operation of the STAR facility requires the ability to receive, inventory, store, dispense tritium to experiments, and to dispose of tritiated waste while accurately monitoring the tritium inventory in the facility. This paper describes tritium accountancy in the STAR facility. A primary accountancy instrument is the tritium Storage and Assay System (SAS): a system designed to receive, assay, store, and dispense tritium to experiments. Presented are the methods used to calibrate and operate the SAS. Accountancy processes utilizing the Tritium Cleanup System (TCS), and the Stack Tritium Monitoring System (STMS) are also discussed. Also presented are the equations used to quantify the amount of tritium being received into the facility, transferred to experiments, and removed from the facility. Finally, the STAR tritium accountability database is discussed.

  19. STAR facility tritium accountancy

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    Pawelko, R. J.; Sharpe, J. P.; Denny, B. J.

    2008-07-15

    The Safety and Tritium Applied Research (STAR) facility has been established to provide a laboratory infrastructure for the fusion community to study tritium science associated with the development of safe fusion energy and other technologies. STAR is a radiological facility with an administrative total tritium inventory limit of 1.5 g (14,429 Ci) [1]. Research studies with moderate tritium quantities and various radionuclides are performed in STAR. Successful operation of the STAR facility requires the ability to receive, inventory, store, dispense tritium to experiments, and to dispose of tritiated waste while accurately monitoring the tritium inventory in the facility. This paper describes tritium accountancy in the STAR facility. A primary accountancy instrument is the tritium Storage and Assay System (SAS): a system designed to receive, assay, store, and dispense tritium to experiments. Presented are the methods used to calibrate and operate the SAS. Accountancy processes utilizing the Tritium Cleanup System (TCS), and the Stack Tritium Monitoring System (STMS) are also discussed. Also presented are the equations used to quantify the amount of tritium being received into the facility, transferred to experiments, and removed from the facility. Finally, the STAR tritium accountability database is discussed. (authors)

  20. Accounts Terminology

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room News Publications Traditional Knowledge KiosksAbout Awarded projects Computational Systems

  1. Joint Genome Institute's Automation Approach and History

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    Roberts, Simon

    2006-01-01

    Joint Genome Institute’s Automation Approach and Historythroughput environment; – automation does not necessarilyissues “Islands of Automation” – modular instruments with

  2. A procedural language for automated analog circuit design 

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    Macaluso, Edmond Roy

    1984-01-01

    new design system for the automated design of analog integrated circuits is presented. This system provides completely automated layout from a multilevel circuit description. The circuit description may include instances of fixed geomet- ric... Hierarchical Layout Description Languages for IC Design Summary Scope of Thesis Overview of Remainder of Thesis 1 2 4 5 6 g 11 14 15 16 II AUTOMATED ANALOG CIRCUIT DESIGN 18 2. 1 2. 2 2. 3 2. 4 Analog Design Requirements A Prototype System...

  3. Multiscale modeling and control of crystal shape and size distributions: accounting for crystal aggregation, evaluation of continuous crystallization systems and run-to-run control

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    Kwon, Joseph Sangil

    2015-01-01

    and Size Distributions: Accounting for Crystal Aggregation,and Size Distributions: Accounting for Crystal Aggregation,steady-state growth rate accounting for the dependence of

  4. PSD LBC FSR's Best Practices for Using eLedgers eLedgers will be the method used to distribute Financial Accounting System (FAS) ledgers beginning with the July

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    Ledgers will be the method used to distribute Financial Accounting System (FAS) ledgers beginning with the July 2010 FAS application and is the alias for the FAS reports entitled "Account Statement in Whole Dollars" (often referred describes the PSD LBC's monthly protocol for administering accounts (i.e., annotating the eLedgers) under

  5. Accounting for carbon dioxide emissions: A matter of time

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    Caldeira, K.; Davis, S. J

    2011-01-01

    no. 21 | 8533–8534 COMMENTARY Accounting for carbon dioxidetime dimension into this accounting problem. They focus onwe must have a reason- able accounting system that allocates

  6. September 4, 2012 9:41 Atlantis Press Review Volume -9.75in x 6.5in Final Network of Sensor and Actuator Agents for Building Automation Systems

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    Lu?trek, Mitja

    to extract energy from sun, wind or ground. The amount of energy produced using renevable energy sources of Sensor and Actuator Agents for Building Automation Systems Domen Zupancic and Mitja Lustrek and Matjaz, Slovenia domen.zupancic@ijs.si Due to at least two reasons, energy consumption for heating, ventilation

  7. A Post-Occupancy Monitored Evaluation of the Dimmable Lighting, Automated Shading, and Underfloor Air Distribution System in The New York Times Building

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    2013-01-01

    15 4.1. LightingEvaluation of the Dimmable Lighting, Automated Shading, andcomparison EUI, kBtu/Gsf Lighting Heating Cooling Pumps/C

  8. ACCOUNTANTS ARE ACCOUNTING AT BYU'S MARRIOTT SCHOOL

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    Dahl, David B.

    NOT ALL ACCOUNTANTS ARE SQUARE ACCOUNTING AT BYU'S MARRIOTT SCHOOL #12;--Heather Crawford, graduate velociraptor impressions Led nationally ranked drum line in the Pasadena Rose Parade "Accounting fits my. It offers a lot of flexibility; not many other professions can boast that." NOT ALL ACCOUNTANTS ARE SQUARE

  9. Automated ground maintenance and health management for autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Dale, Daniel R., M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01

    Automated ground maintenance is a necessity for multi-UAV systems. Without such automation, these systems will become more of a burden than a benefit as human operators struggle to contend with maintenance operations for ...

  10. PIA - PAGE (Performance and Accountability for Grants in Energy...

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    PAGE (Performance and Accountability for Grants in Energy System Corporate Planning System (CPS) PIA - PAGE (Performance and Accountability for Grants in Energy System Corporate...

  11. Automated quadrilateral surface discretization method and apparatus usable to generate mesh in a finite element analysis system

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    Blacker, Teddy D. (12205 Kashmir, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87111)

    1994-01-01

    An automatic quadrilateral surface discretization method and apparatus is provided for automatically discretizing a geometric region without decomposing the region. The automated quadrilateral surface discretization method and apparatus automatically generates a mesh of all quadrilateral elements which is particularly useful in finite element analysis. The generated mesh of all quadrilateral elements is boundary sensitive, orientation insensitive and has few irregular nodes on the boundary. A permanent boundary of the geometric region is input and rows are iteratively layered toward the interior of the geometric region. Also, an exterior permanent boundary and an interior permanent boundary for a geometric region may be input and the rows are iteratively layered inward from the exterior boundary in a first counter clockwise direction while the rows are iteratively layered from the interior permanent boundary toward the exterior of the region in a second clockwise direction. As a result, a high quality mesh for an arbitrary geometry may be generated with a technique that is robust and fast for complex geometric regions and extreme mesh gradations.

  12. Copyright (c) Cem Kaner, Automated Testing. 1 Software Test Automation:Software Test Automation

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    Copyright (c) Cem Kaner, Automated Testing. 1 Software Test Automation:Software Test Automation: A RealA Real--World ProblemWorld Problem Cem Kaner, Ph.D., J.D. #12;Copyright (c) Cem Kaner, Automated Testing. 2 This TalkThis Talk The most widely used class of automated testing tools leads senior software

  13. Architectures of Test Automation 1 High Volume Test AutomationHigh Volume Test Automation

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    Architectures of Test Automation 1 High Volume Test AutomationHigh Volume Test Automation Cem Kaner Institute of Technology October 2003 #12;Architectures of Test Automation 2 Acknowledgements developed a course on test automation architecture, and in the Los Altos Workshops on Software Testing

  14. High Volume Test Automation 1 High Volume Test AutomationHigh Volume Test Automation

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    High Volume Test Automation 1 High Volume Test AutomationHigh Volume Test Automation Keynote Automation 2 AcknowledgementsAcknowledgements · Many of the ideas in this presentation were initially jointly developed with Doug Hoffman,as we developed a course on test automation architecture, and in the Los Altos

  15. A Modular Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for the Integrations of Heterogeneous Systems

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    Wetter, Michael

    2008-01-01

    BACnet compliant building automation systems to Ptolemy II.the future, with Building Automation Systems (BAS). Typical

  16. ACCOUNTING ROADMAP TRANSFORMING LIVES

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    ACCOUNTING ROADMAP TO SUCCESS THE TRANSFORMING LIVES COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Department of Accounting #12;TABLEOFCONTENTS Greetings from Accounting Department Chair 2 What is Accounting? 4 Successful Accounting Career Paths 8 Careers in Managerial Accounting 9 Careers in Government/Not-for-Profit (GNP

  17. Automated nutrient analyses in seawater

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    Whitledge, T.E.; Malloy, S.C.; Patton, C.J.; Wirick, C.D.

    1981-02-01

    This manual was assembled for use as a guide for analyzing the nutrient content of seawater samples collected in the marine coastal zone of the Northeast United States and the Bering Sea. Some modifications (changes in dilution or sample pump tube sizes) may be necessary to achieve optimum measurements in very pronounced oligotrophic, eutrophic or brackish areas. Information is presented under the following section headings: theory and mechanics of automated analysis; continuous flow system description; operation of autoanalyzer system; cookbook of current nutrient methods; automated analyzer and data analysis software; computer interfacing and hardware modifications; and trouble shooting. The three appendixes are entitled: references and additional reading; manifold components and chemicals; and software listings. (JGB)

  18. MATERIAL CONTROL ACCOUNTING INMM

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    Hasty, T.

    2009-06-14

    Since 1996, the Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC - formerly known as K-26), and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) have been cooperating under the cooperative Nuclear Material Protection, Control and Accounting (MPC&A) Program between the Russian Federation and the U.S. Governments. Since MCC continues to operate a reactor for steam and electricity production for the site and city of Zheleznogorsk which results in production of the weapons grade plutonium, one of the goals of the MPC&A program is to support implementation of an expanded comprehensive nuclear material control and accounting (MC&A) program. To date MCC has completed upgrades identified in the initial gap analysis and documented in the site MC&A Plan and is implementing additional upgrades identified during an update to the gap analysis. The scope of these upgrades includes implementation of MCC organization structure relating to MC&A, establishing material balance area structure for special nuclear materials (SNM) storage and bulk processing areas, and material control functions including SNM portal monitors at target locations. Material accounting function upgrades include enhancements in the conduct of physical inventories, limit of error inventory difference procedure enhancements, implementation of basic computerized accounting system for four SNM storage areas, implementation of measurement equipment for improved accountability reporting, and both new and revised site-level MC&A procedures. This paper will discuss the implementation of MC&A upgrades at MCC based on the requirements established in the comprehensive MC&A plan developed by the Mining and Chemical Combine as part of the MPC&A Program.

  19. 646 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION, VOL. 13, NO. 5, OCTOBER 1997 Design of Assembly Systems for Modular Products

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    systems. Given a family of modular products, designing low cost assembly systems is an important problem to the challenge of agile manufacturing, companies are striving to provide a large variety of products at a low problem of the assembly system is formulated and solved by a tabu search based algorithm. Index Terms

  20. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ANGINEERING 1 Analytic Calculus of Response Time in

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    Boyer, Edmond

    motion control, yet entirely adequate for the majority of industrial automation systemsIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ANGINEERING 1 Analytic Calculus of Response Time in Networked Automation Systems B. Addad, S. Amari and J-J. Lesage, Member, IEEE Abstract --This paper presents

  1. HUMAN-AUTOMATION COLLABORATION IN DYNAMIC MISSION PLANNING: A CHALLENGE REQUIRING AN ECOLOGICAL APPROACH

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    Lee, John D.

    HUMAN-AUTOMATION COLLABORATION IN DYNAMIC MISSION PLANNING: A CHALLENGE REQUIRING AN ECOLOGICAL City, IA The US Navy is funding the development of advanced automation systems to plan and execute unmanned vehicles missions, pushing towards a higher level of autonomy for automated planning systems

  2. 1 Introduction There has been a large shift in the paradigm of automated manufacturing in the

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    Causey, Gregory C.

    successful and technologically advanced system is Motorola's automated pager line for a new product, code is a rapidly reconfigurable automation system that is capable of manufacturing a wide variety of products1 1 Introduction There has been a large shift in the paradigm of automated manufacturing

  3. ,The Impact of Human-Automation Collaboration in Decentralized Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Control

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    Cummings, M.L.

    2012-01-01

    For future systems that require one or a small team of operators to supervise a network of automated agents, automated planners are critical since they are faster than humans for path planning and resource allocation in ...

  4. Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the United States to enhance the existing nuclear-material protection, control, and accounting systems at Mayak Production Association

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    Starodubtsev, G.S.; Prishchepov, A.I.; Zatorsky, Y.M.; James, L.T. [and others

    1997-11-01

    The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are engaged in joint, cooperative efforts to reduce the likelihood of nuclear proliferation by enhancing Material Protection, Control and Accounting (MPC&A) systems in both countries. Mayak Production Association (MPA) is a major Russian nuclear enterprise within the nuclear complex that is operated by MINATOM. This paper describes the nature, scope, and status of the joint, cooperative efforts to enhance existing MPC&A systems at MPA. Current cooperative efforts are focused on enhancements to the existing MPC&A systems at four plants that are operated by MPA and that produce, process, handle and/or store proliferation-sensitive nuclear materials.

  5. Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the United States to enhance the existing nuclear-material protection, control, and accounting systems at Mayak Production Association

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    Prishchepov, A.I.; Starodubtsev, G.S.; Zatorsky, Y.M. [Mayak Production Association, Ozersk City (Russian Federation); James, L.T. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Ehinger, M.H. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Manatt, D.R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Voss, S.S. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Lundgren, R.A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Suda, S.C. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

    1998-08-01

    The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are engaged in joint, cooperative efforts to reduce the likelihood of nuclear proliferation by enhancing Material Protection, Control and Accounting (MPC and A) systems in both countries. Mayak Production Association (Mayak) is a major Russian nuclear enterprise within the nuclear complex that is operated by MINATOM. This paper describes the nature, scope, and status of the joint, cooperative efforts to enhance existing MPC and A systems at Mayak. Current cooperative efforts are focused on enhancements to the existing MPC and A systems at two plants that are operated by Mayak and that produce, process, handle and/or store proliferation-sensitive nuclear materials.

  6. Cooperation Between the Russia Federation and the United States to Enhance the Existing Nuclear-Material Protection, Control, and Accounting Systems at Mayak Production Association

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    Cahalane, P.T.; Ehinger, M.H.; James, L.T.; Jarrett, J.H.; Lundgren, R.A.; Manatt, D.R.; Niederauer, G.F.; Olivos, J.D.; Prishchepov, A.I.; Starodubtsev, G.S.; Suda, S.C.; Tittemore, G.W.; Zatorsky, Y.M.

    1999-07-19

    The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are engaged in joint, cooperative efforts to reduce the likelihood of nuclear proliferation by enhancing Material Protection, Control and Accounting (MPC&A) systems in both countries. Mayak Production Association (Mayak) is a major Russian nuclear enterprise within the nuclear complex that is operated by lylINATOM. This paper describes the nature, scope, and status of the joint, cooperative efforts to enhance existing MPC&A systems at Mayak. Current cooperative efforts are focused on enhancements to the existing MPC&A systems at two of the plants operated by Mayak that work with proliferation-sensitive nuclear materials.

  7. Three Essays in Accounting

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    Ross, Nicholas C.

    2012-01-01

    on budgetary slack. Journal of Accounting Research 23(2) pp.Journal of Management Accounting Research 21(1) 317–345. [and locus of control. The Accounting Review 57(4) pp. 766–

  8. RF test bench automation Description

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    Dobigeon, Nicolas

    RF test bench automation Description: Callisto would like to implement automated RF test bench. Three RF test benches have to be studied and automated: LNA noise temperature test bench LNA gain phase of the test benches and an implementation of the automation phase. Tasks: Noise temperature

  9. Automation of Feynman Diagram Evaluation

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    M. Tentyukov; J. Fleischer

    1998-02-04

    A C-program DIANA (DIagram ANAlyser) for the automation of Feynman diagram evaluations is presented.

  10. Co-Simulation of Building Energy and Control Systems with the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed

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    Wetter, Michael

    2012-01-01

    protocol for building automation and control networks, 2004.other. Interfaces to Building Automation Systems (BAS) arebuilding performance simulation environment for early design support. Automation

  11. Bus passenger origin-destination estimation and travel behavior using automated data collection systems in London, UK

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    Wang, Wei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01

    This research explores the application of archived data from Automatic Data Collection Systems (ADCS) to transportation planning with a focus on bus passenger Origin-Destination (OD) inferences at the bus-route level and ...

  12. Automation of Diagrammatic Reasoning 

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    Jamnik, Mateja; Bundy, Alan; Green, Ian

    1997-01-01

    Theorems in automated theorem proving are usually proved by logical formal proofs. However, there is a subset of problems which humans can prove in a different way by the use of geometric operations on diagrams, so called diagrammatic proofs...

  13. Layered Argumentation For Fuzzy Automation Controllers

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    Governatori, Guido

    is known to be linear to the size of the knowledge base. LAS theories can also be mapped into RTL with counters, registers, and timers) can be successfully used to manage modern automation systems. The main are particularly important if we want to control critical systems, such as nuclear power stations, 100 ton

  14. Cooperation between the United States Department of Energy National Laboratories and Mayak Production Association for enhancements to material protection control and accounting systems

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    Starodubtsev, G.S.; Prishchepov, A.I.; Zatorsky, Y.M. [Mayak Production Association (Russia); James, L.T. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Ehinger, M.H. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Manatt, D.R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Olinger, C.T. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Runyon, L. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Suda, S.C. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

    1996-08-01

    The Agreement Between the Department of Defense of the United States and The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) Concerning Control, Accounting, and Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, as well as a subsequent amendment to that agreement and a joint statement signed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and MINATOM, resulted in the selection of the Mayak Production Association (MPA) as one of the Russian enterprises that would participate with DOE Laboratories in expanded cooperation aimed at enhancing Material protection, Control and Accounting (MPC&A) systems in both countries. This paper describes the nature and scope of the expanded cooperation involving MPA and six DOE laboratories at an operating civilian, spent-nuclear-fuel reprocessing plant designated RT-1. RT-1 produces, among other materials, reactor-grade plutonium dioxide, a direct-use material that is stored within the boundaries of this plant. Initial efforts at expanded cooperation will focus on enhancements to the existing MPC&A systems at MPA`s RT-1 plant.

  15. Automated Lattice Perturbation Theory

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    Monahan, Christopher

    2014-11-01

    I review recent developments in automated lattice perturbation theory. Starting with an overview of lattice perturbation theory, I focus on the three automation packages currently "on the market": HiPPy/HPsrc, Pastor and PhySyCAl. I highlight some recent applications of these methods, particularly in B physics. In the final section I briefly discuss the related, but distinct, approach of numerical stochastic perturbation theory.

  16. Smart Structures and Systems, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2011) 139-155 139 A wireless impedance analyzer for automated tomographic

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    Lynch, Jerome P.

    2011-01-01

    Smart Structures and Systems, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2011) 139-155 139 A wireless impedance analyzer tomography. 1. Introduction The United States bridge inventory is rapidly aging with 20% of the nation's bridges currently exceeding their intended 50-year design lives; within the next 15 years, it is estimated

  17. ARTEMiS (Automated Robotic Terrestrial Exoplanet Microlensing Search) - A possible expert-system based cooperative effort to hunt for planets of Earth mass and below

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    M. Dominik; K. Horne; A. Allan; N. J. Rattenbury; Y. Tsapras; C. Snodgrass; M. F. Bode; M. J. Burgdorf; S. N. Fraser; E. Kerins; C. J. Mottram; I. A. Steele; R. A. Street; P. J. Wheatley; L. Wyrzykowski

    2008-01-14

    (abridged) The technique of gravitational microlensing is currently unique in its ability to provide a sample of terrestrial exoplanets around both Galactic disk and bulge stars, allowing to measure their abundance and determine their distribution with respect to mass and orbital separation. In order to achieve these goals in reasonable time, a well-coordinated effort involving a network of either 2m or 4 x 1m telescopes at each site is required. It could lead to the first detection of an Earth-mass planet outside the Solar system, and even planets less massive than Earth could be discovered. From April 2008, ARTEMiS (Automated Robotic Terrestrial Exoplanet Microlensing Search) is planned to provide a platform for a three-step strategy of survey, follow-up, and anomaly monitoring. As an expert system embedded in eSTAR (e-Science Telescopes for Astronomical Research), ARTEMiS will give advice on the optimal targets to be observed at any given time, and will also alert on deviations from ordinary microlensing light curves by means of the SIGNALMEN anomaly detector. While the use of the VOEvent (Virtual Observatory Event) protocol allows a direct interaction with the telescopes that are part of the HTN (Heterogeneous Telescope Networks) consortium, additional interfaces provide means of communication with all existing microlensing campaigns that rely on human observers. The success of discovering a planet by microlensing critically depends on the availability of a telescope in a suitable location at the right time, which can mean within 10 min. Real-time modelling offers the opportunity of live discovery of extra-solar planets, thereby providing ''Science live to your home''.

  18. Automation of Capacity Bidding with an Aggregator Using Open Automated Demand Response

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    Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann

    2008-10-01

    This report summarizes San Diego Gas& Electric Company?s collaboration with the Demand Response Research Center to develop and test automation capability for the Capacity Bidding Program in 2007. The report describes the Open Automated Demand Response architecture, summarizes the history of technology development and pilot studies. It also outlines the Capacity Bidding Program and technology being used by an aggregator that participated in this demand response program. Due to delays, the program was not fully operational for summer 2007. However, a test event on October 3, 2007, showed that the project successfully achieved the objective to develop and demonstrate how an open, Web?based interoperable automated notification system for capacity bidding can be used by aggregators for demand response. The system was effective in initiating a fully automated demand response shed at the aggregated sites. This project also demonstrated how aggregators can integrate their demand response automation systems with San Diego Gas& Electric Company?s Demand Response Automation Server and capacity bidding program.

  19. Farm and Ranch Financial Management: Cash vs. Accrual Accounting 

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    Klinefelter, Danny A.

    1996-11-01

    of commodities raised on the farm, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, cash invested in growing crops, accounts payable, accrued expenses and deferred taxes. Many com- puterized accounting systems, and tax preparers who work with only cash based records... receivable revenues + Ending accounts receivable ? Beginning accounts payable + Ending accounts payable ? Beginning accrued expenses + Ending accrued expenses + Beginning prepaid expenses Cash ? Ending prepaid expenses Operating disbursements + Beginning...

  20. MINING VENTILATION CONTROL: A NEW INDUSTRIAL CASE FOR WIRELESS AUTOMATION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MINING VENTILATION CONTROL: A NEW INDUSTRIAL CASE FOR WIRELESS AUTOMATION E. Witrant1, A. D- scribe a new industrial case on wireless automation, for a large scale system with high environmental- provements. Indeed, one of the first objectives of mod- ern mining industry is to fulfill ecological

  1. TEMPORAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CONTROL ARCHITECTURE IN AUTOMATION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TEMPORAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CONTROL ARCHITECTURE IN AUTOMATION SYSTEMS Pascal Meunier, Bruno, France pascal.meunier@lurpa.ens-cachan.fr (Pascal Meunier) Abstract The performances of automation are the merger of a hardware structure ­ industrial computers and logic controllers connected to networks

  2. Mining ventilation control: a new industrial case for wireless automation

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    - lated to motor system energy [2] (p.19). Another inter- esting figure is given in [3] whereMining ventilation control: a new industrial case for wireless automation E. Witrant1, A. D, 2008 Abstract This paper describes a new industrial case on wireless automation, for a large scale

  3. SCDBR: An Automated Reasoner for Database (Extended Abstract)

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    Bertossi, Leopoldo

    . In general, theories of action and change, such as the specification of the evolution of a database, includeSCDBR: An Automated Reasoner for Database Updates (Extended Abstract) Leopoldo Bertossi, Marcelo In this paper we describe SCDBR, a system that automates reasoning with specifications of database updates

  4. The Dependency Pair Framework: Combining Techniques for Automated Termination Proofs #

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    Ábrahám, Erika

    The Dependency Pair Framework: Combining Techniques for Automated Termination Proofs # J of the most powerful techniques for automated termination proofs of term rewrite systems. Up to now of new methods for termination analy­ sis. To demonstrate this, we present several new techniques within

  5. Building Project Model Support for Automated Labor Monitoring

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    Sacks, Rafael

    that full integration of automated data monitoring systems with building project models BPM is an effectiveBuilding Project Model Support for Automated Labor Monitoring R. Sacks1 ; R. Navon2 ; and E ADC , offers a solution to the problem. Integration with a computerized building project model BPM

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

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    Wu, Zhenhua

    2012-07-16

    Directed Graph SDG Signed Directed Graph GA Genetic Algorithm SA Simulated Annealing TS Tabu Search IP Integer Programming DP Dynamic Programming MINLP Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming FMEA Failure Mode Effect Analysis AHP Analytical Hierarchy... and target multiple objectives; 2) design a Petri net (PN) diagnoser for detecting stochastic faults in realtime; and 3) evaluate the proposed sensor deployment and diagnoser in a PLC controlled manufacturing system. FMEA Sensor Deployment Model...

  7. ACCOUNTING FOR A VITRIFIED PLUTONIUM WASTE FORM IN THE YUCCA MOUNTAIN REPOSITORY TOTAL SYSTEM PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT (TSPA)

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    Marra, J

    2007-02-12

    A vitrification technology utilizing a lanthanide borosilicate (LaBS) glass appears to be a viable option for dispositioning excess weapons-useable plutonium that is not suitable for processing into mixed oxide (MOX) fuel. A significant effort to develop a glass formulation and vitrification process to immobilize plutonium was completed in the mid-1990s to support the Plutonium Immobilization Program (PIP). Further refinement of the vitrification process was accomplished as part of the Am/Cm solution vitrification project. The LaBS glass formulation was found to be capable of immobilizing in excess of 10 wt% Pu and to be very tolerant of the impurities accompanying the plutonium material streams. Thus, this waste form would be suitable for dispositioning plutonium owned by the Department of Energy-Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) that may not be well characterized and may contain high levels of impurities. The can-in-canister technology demonstrated in the PIP could be utilized to dispose of the vitrified plutonium in the federal radioactive waste repository. The can-in-canister technology involves placing small cans of the immobilized Pu form into a high level waste (HLW) glass canister fitted with a rack to hold the cans and then filling the canister with HLW glass. Testing was completed to demonstrate that this technology could be successfully employed with little or no impact to current Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) operation and that the resulting canisters were essentially equivalent to the present HLW glass canisters to be dispositioned in the federal repository. The performance of wastes in the repository and, moreover, the performance of the entire repository system is being evaluated by the Department of Energy-Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (DOE-RW) using a Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) methodology. Technical bases documents (e.g., Analysis/Modeling Reports (AMR)) that address specific issues regarding waste form performance are being used to develop process models as input to the TSPA analyses. In this report, models developed in five AMRs for waste forms currently slated for disposition in the repository are evaluated for their applicability to waste forms with plutonium immobilized in LaBS glass using the can-in-canister technology. Those AMRs address: high-level waste glass degradation; radionuclide inventory; in-package chemistry; dissolved concentration limits of radioactive elements; and colloid-associated radionuclide concentrations. Based on evaluation of how the models treated HLW glass and similarities in the corrosion behaviors of borosilicate HLW glasses and LaBS glass, the models in the AMRs were deemed to be directly applicable to the disposition of excess weapons-useable plutonium. The evaluations are summarized.

  8. CRADA with the Belhaven group and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNL-081): Automated soil moisture measuring systems. Final project report

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    Ramesh, K.S.

    1996-08-01

    The objectives of this project were to (1) develop an improved, full- scale, inexpensive, soil moisture sensor, using innovative porous ceramic materials as the moisture wicking component and (2) demonstrate the performance of the sensor in the laboratory and in field to determine its reliability and accuracy. The opportunity for this project arose as a result of an inquiry from Belhaven to whom the soil moisture sensor developed at PNNL by John Cary was licensed. The existing Cary sensor needed research and development effort in order to create the type of soil moisture sensor envisioned by the Belhaven for use in an integrated soil moisture systems in the field. PNNL was identified as being uniquely qualified to participate in this Collaborative project.

  9. Demo: BACChat: A Building Automation Control Client for Sensor Data Collection

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    Wang, Dan

    Demo: BACChat: A Building Automation Control Client for Sensor Data Collection Abraham Hang-yat Lam to flexibly the interaction with a BMS system. We developed Building Automation Control Chat (BACChat of the software framework of BMS is the Building Automation Control Network (BACnet), standardized by the American

  10. Department of Industrial Engineering Spring 2012 Lumax Semi-Automated Carton Closer and Sealer

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    PENNSTATE Department of Industrial Engineering Spring 2012 Lumax Semi-Automated Carton Closer of the assembly line. Objectives Design a semi-automated or assistive system to package and secure boxes-closing design to enable automation. Develop a design that considers chosen sealing method, as well as chosen

  11. Z .Automation in Construction 10 2000 181197 www.elsevier.comrlocaterautcon

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    Sacks, Rafael

    Z .Automation in Construction 10 2000 181­197 www.elsevier.comrlocaterautcon Structural design in an automated building system Rafael Sacks a,) , Abraham Warszawski b , Uri Kirsch c a Department Abstract Structural design of buildings has proven particularly difficult to automate. Parametric templates

  12. On the Design of Adaptive Automation for Complex David B. Kaber

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    Kaber, David B.

    On the Design of Adaptive Automation for Complex Systems David B. Kaber Department of Industrial This article presents a constrained review of human factors issues relevant to adaptive automation (AA havereceivedlimitedattentioninearlierreviewsofAA.Thisworkisaimedatsupportingageneralthe- ory of human-centered automation advocating humans

  13. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 1 A Survey of Research on

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    Abbeel, Pieter

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 1 A Survey of Research on Cloud Robotics and Automation Ben Kehoe Student Member, IEEE, Sachin Patil Member, IEEE, Pieter Abbeel Senior Member, IEEE, Ken-accessible resources, has potential to provide significant benefits to robots and automation systems. This survey

  14. 2000 JAPAN-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation July 23-26, 2000, Ann Arbor, MI

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    Saitou, Kazuhiro "Kazu"

    2000 JAPAN-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation July 23-26, 2000, Ann Arbor, MI 2000JUSFA-US1 OFF-LINE ERROR RECOVERY LOGIC SYNTHESIS IN AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY LINES BY USING GENETIC PROGRAMMING Cem M. Baydar by the experts or automated error recovery logic controllers embedded in the system. The previous work

  15. Design of Automation for Telerobots and the Effect on Performance, Operator Situation Awareness, and

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    Kaber, David B.

    Design of Automation for Telerobots and the Effect on Performance, Operator Situation Awareness 30066 ABSTRACT In this article we review and assess human-centered level of automation (LOA), an alternate ap- proach to traditional, technology-centered design of automation in dynamic-control systems

  16. Automation without predictability is a recipe for failure Raja R. Sambasivan & Gregory R. Ganger

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    Automation without predictability is a recipe for failure Raja R. Sambasivan & Gregory R. Ganger-3890 Abstract Automated management seems a must, as distributed systems and datacenters continue to grow in scale and complexity. But, automation of performance problem diagnosis and tuning relies upon

  17. Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility, Commercial, and Industrial Customers Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility,...

  18. ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT UNDERGRADUATE HANDBOOK

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    1 ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT UNDERGRADUATE HANDBOOK UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT 2014-2015 #12;2 TABLE OF CONTENTS WELCOME LETTER FROM DEPARTMENT HEAD Page 3 ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT FACT SHEET Page 4 FACULTY/STAFF Page 6 IMPORTANT RESOURCES Page 7 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Page 10 #12;3 Dear Accounting Majors

  19. UNDER REVIEW CONTACT ACCOUNTING

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    UNDER REVIEW CONTACT ACCOUNTING UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA Accounting Office ALIEN@ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu. Last Modified By: HMW, 5/21/97 Page 1 of 25145 Payments to Aliens (Attachment B) 9/17/2007http to Aliens (Attachment B) 9/17/2007http://www.policy.ucsb.edu/vcas/accounting/5145_attach_b.html #12;

  20. Automated geographic information fusion and ontology alignment

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    Duckham, Matt

    geographic information fusion system is semantic heterogeneity, where the concepts and categories usedAutomated geographic information fusion and ontology alignment Matt Duckham1 and Mike Worboys2 1@spatial.maine.edu 1 Introduction Geographic information fusion is the process of integrating geographic infor- mation

  1. Confluence of Term Rewriting: Theory and Automation

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    Middeldorp, Aart

    its theory and its automation. Term rewrite systems are a model of computation in which terms of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy advisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Aart Middeldorp Innsbruck, 3 (1016683) bertram.felgenhauer@uibk.ac.at 3 February 2015 advisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Aart Middeldorp #12

  2. "Adapting C2 to the 21st Century" Introducing a Human-Automation Collaboration Taxonomy (HACT) in Command and Control Decision-

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    1 12TH ICCRTS "Adapting C2 to the 21st Century" Introducing a Human-Automation Collaboration and Automation Laboratory 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg 33-407 Cambridge, MA 02319 #12;2 Introducing a Human-Automation-support systems that attempt to facilitate collaboration between the human operator and automation. Unfortunately

  3. HEADLINE: DOE Pursues Automation in West Virginia Lab

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

    of a Smart Grid. So, what exactly does this Smart Grid distribution automation system look like? As always, interoperability is a factor. First, it's vital for a utility to...

  4. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics & Automation

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    Krovi, Venkat

    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics & Automation Niagara Falls, Canada research methodologies that have revolutionized the mechatronics domain. In particular, this work the process of design, analysis, and validation of various electromechanical and mechatronic systems

  5. Automated Metadata Construction To Support Portable Building Applications

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    Weimer, Westley

    ; Sensor Metadata; Portable Building Applications; Metadata Normalization 1. INTRODUCTION While advancesAutomated Metadata Construction To Support Portable Building Applications Arka A. Bhattacharya UC in buildings with digital control systems [23] comprised of wired sensor networks. These sensors have scant

  6. Automation of Capacity Bidding with an Aggregator Using Open Automated Demand Response

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    Kiliccote, Sila

    2011-01-01

    Protocol for Building Automation and Control  Networks.  Protocol for Building Automation and Control  Networks, Protocol for building Automation and Controls Networks.   

  7. Automation of Capacity Bidding with an Aggregator Using Open Automated Demand Response

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    Kiliccote, Sila

    2011-01-01

    Protocol for Building Automation and Control  Networks.  Protocol for Building Automation and Control  Networks, Demand Response Automation Server  Demand Response Research 

  8. Design of a californium source-driven measurement system for accountability of material recovered from the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment charcoal bed

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    Bentzinger, D.L.; Perez, R.B.; Mattingly, J.K.; Valentine, T.E.; Mihalczo, J.T.

    1998-05-01

    The Molten Salt Reactor Experiment Facility (MSRE) operated from 1965 to 1969. The fuel was a molten salt that flowed through the reactor core which consisted of uranium tetrafluoride with molten lithium and beryllium salt used as the coolant. In 1968 the fuel was switched from {sup 235}U to {sup 233}U. The Molten Salt Reactor Experiment was canceled in 1969 at which time approximately 4800 kg of salt was transferred to the fuel drain tanks. There was about 36.3 kg of uranium, 675 grams of plutonium and various fission products present in the fuel salt. The salt was allowed to solidify in the fuel drain tanks. The salt was heated on a yearly basis to recombine the fluorine gas with the uranium salt mixture. In March 1994, a gas sample was taken from the off gas system that indicated {sup 233}U had migrated from the fuel drain tank system to the off gas system. It was found that approximately 2.6 kg of uranium had migrated to the Auxiliary Charcoal Bed (ACB). The ACB is located in the concrete-lined charcoal bed cell which is below ground level located outside the MSRE building. Therefore, there was a concern for the potential of a nuclear criticality accident, although water would have to leak into the chamber for a criticality accident to occur. Unstable carbon/fluorine compounds were also formed when the fluorine reacted with the charcoal in the charcoal bed. The purpose of the proposed measurement system was to perform an accountability measurement to determine the fissile mass of {sup 233}U in the primary vessel. The contents of the primary containment assembly will then be transferred to three smaller containers for long term storage. Calculations were performed using MCNP-DSP to determine the configuration of the measurement system. The information obtained from the time signatures can then be compared to the measurement data to determine the amount of {sup 233}U present in the primary containment assembly.

  9. Accounting Principles are Simulated on Quantum Computers

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    Do Ngoc Diep; Do Hoang Giang

    2007-07-04

    The paper is devoted to a new idea of simulation of accounting by quantum computing. We expose the actual accounting principles in a pure mathematics language. After that we simulated the accounting principles on quantum computers. We show that all arbitrary accounting actions are exhausted by the described basic actions. The main problem of accounting are reduced to some system of linear equations in the economic model of Leontief. In this simulation we use our constructed quantum Gau\\ss-Jordan Elimination to solve the problem and the time of quantum computing is some square root order faster than the time in classical computing.

  10. Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings

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    Piette, Mary Ann

    2010-01-01

    response, automation, commercial, industrial buildings, peakautomation system design. Auto-DR for commercial and industrialautomation server renamed as the DRAS. This server was operated at a secure industrial

  11. Demand Response and Open Automated Demand Response Opportunities for Data Centers

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    Mares, K.C.

    2010-01-01

    and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, these automation andPG&E PIER PSRR PUE R&D SAN SCADA SCE SDG&E SI-EER SLA SNMP

  12. Accountable Storage Giuseppe Ateniese

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Accountable Storage Giuseppe Ateniese Michael T. Goodrich Vassilios Lekakis Charalampos Papamanthou§ Evripidis Paraskevas§ Roberto Tamassia¶ Abstract We introduce Accountable Storage (AS), a framework allowing. Such protocols offer "provable storage insurance" to a client: In case of a data loss, the client can

  13. Annual Report and Accounts

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    's Report on the Accounts Presented to the House of Commons pursuant to Section 7 of The Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 15 July 2010 Forest Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences

  14. Annual Report and Accounts

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    ;#12;Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2010­2011 Presented to the House of Commons pursuant to Section 7 of The Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed ...................................................... 12 Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences

  15. Accounting Society & Officers 

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    Unknown

    2011-08-17

    Current research on account behavior has focused on responses to failure events in which one person is the victim and another is the transgressor. This study builds on this research by using a framing lens to examine account behavior in a conflict...

  16. Accounting Projects Company Description

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    Dahl, David B.

    and international tax work for individuals, closely held companies, family offices and clients expecting a liquidityAccounting Projects Company Description: CPA firm performing accounting services, bookkeeping. Company Description: a full service CPA firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nationally

  17. Financial Policy Manual 1102 GENERAL ACCOUNTING POLICY -FINANCIAL RESOURCES

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    George, Edward I.

    Financial Policy Manual Page 1 1102 GENERAL ACCOUNTING POLICY - FINANCIAL RESOURCES Effective: Comptroller PURPOSE The primary purpose of the accounting system is to account for resources in accordance Financials (BEN), the financial accounting system, will be maintained in accordance with the principles

  18. Computerized accounting methods. Final report

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    1994-12-31

    This report summarizes the results of the research performed under the Task Order on computerized accounting methods in a period from 03 August to 31 December 1994. Computerized nuclear material accounting methods are analyzed and evaluated. Selected methods are implemented in a hardware-software complex developed as a prototype of the local network-based CONMIT system. This complex has been put into trial operation for test and evaluation of the selected methods at two selected ``Kurchatov Institute`` Russian Research Center (``KI`` RRC) nuclear facilities. Trial operation is carried out since the beginning of Initial Physical Inventory Taking in these facilities that was performed in November 1994. Operation of CONMIT prototype system was demonstrated in the middle of December 1994. Results of evaluation of CONMIT prototype system features and functioning under real operating conditions are considered. Conclusions are formulated on the ways of further development of computerized nuclear material accounting methods. The most important conclusion is a need to strengthen computer and information security features supported by the operating environment. Security provisions as well as other LANL Client/Server System approaches being developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory are recommended for selection of software and hardware components to be integrated into production version of CONMIT system for KI RRC.

  19. A Fully Automated Method for CT-on-Rails-Guided Online Adaptive Planning for Prostate Cancer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

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    Li, Xiaoqiang; Quan, Enzhuo M.; Li, Yupeng; Pan, Xiaoning; Zhou, Yin; Wang, Xiaochun; Du, Weiliang; Kudchadker, Rajat J.; Johnson, Jennifer L.; Kuban, Deborah A.; Lee, Andrew K.; Zhang, Xiaodong

    2013-08-01

    Purpose: This study was designed to validate a fully automated adaptive planning (AAP) method which integrates automated recontouring and automated replanning to account for interfractional anatomical changes in prostate cancer patients receiving adaptive intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) based on daily repeated computed tomography (CT)-on-rails images. Methods and Materials: Nine prostate cancer patients treated at our institution were randomly selected. For the AAP method, contours on each repeat CT image were automatically generated by mapping the contours from the simulation CT image using deformable image registration. An in-house automated planning tool incorporated into the Pinnacle treatment planning system was used to generate the original and the adapted IMRT plans. The cumulative dose–volume histograms (DVHs) of the target and critical structures were calculated based on the manual contours for all plans and compared with those of plans generated by the conventional method, that is, shifting the isocenters by aligning the images based on the center of the volume (COV) of prostate (prostate COV-aligned). Results: The target coverage from our AAP method for every patient was acceptable, while 1 of the 9 patients showed target underdosing from prostate COV-aligned plans. The normalized volume receiving at least 70 Gy (V{sub 70}), and the mean dose of the rectum and bladder were reduced by 8.9%, 6.4 Gy and 4.3%, 5.3 Gy, respectively, for the AAP method compared with the values obtained from prostate COV-aligned plans. Conclusions: The AAP method, which is fully automated, is effective for online replanning to compensate for target dose deficits and critical organ overdosing caused by interfractional anatomical changes in prostate cancer.

  20. Methodology for Prototyping Increased Levels of Automation

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    Valasek, John

    Methodology for Prototyping Increased Levels of Automation for Spacecraft Rendezvous Functions of automation than previous NASA vehicles, due to program requirements for automation, including Automated Ren authority between humans and computers (i.e. automation) as a prime driver for cost, safety, and mission

  1. 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation Aquis Corfu Holiday Palace, Corfu, Greece

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    Koutsoukos, Xenofon D.

    . INTRODUCTION Complex engineered systems such as automotive vehicles, building automation systems, and groups Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science system models. Metropolis integrates with scheduling, timing analysis, and verification tools. We propose

  2. Automated structure solution with the PHENIX suite

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    Terwilliger, Thomas C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Zwart, Peter H [LBNL; Afonine, Pavel V [LBNL; Grosse - Kunstleve, Ralf W [LBNL

    2008-01-01

    Significant time and effort are often required to solve and complete a macromolecular crystal structure. The development of automated computational methods for the analysis, solution, and completion of crystallographic structures has the potential to produce minimally biased models in a short time without the need for manual intervention. The PHENIX software suite is a highly automated system for macromolecular structure determination that can rapidly arrive at an initial partial model of a structure without significant human intervention, given moderate resolution, and good quality data. This achievement has been made possible by the development of new algorithms for structure determination, maximum-likelihood molecular replacement (PHASER), heavy-atom search (HySS), template- and pattern-based automated model-building (RESOLVE, TEXTAL), automated macromolecular refinement (phenix. refine), and iterative model-building, density modification and refinement that can operate at moderate resolution (RESOLVE, AutoBuild). These algorithms are based on a highly integrated and comprehensive set of crystallographic libraries that have been built and made available to the community. The algorithms are tightly linked and made easily accessible to users through the PHENIX Wizards and the PHENIX GUI.

  3. Automated Structure Solution with the PHENIX Suite

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    Zwart, Peter H.; Zwart, Peter H.; Afonine, Pavel; Grosse-Kunstleve, Ralf W.; Hung, Li-Wei; Ioerger, Tom R.; McCoy, A.J.; McKee, Eric; Moriarty, Nigel; Read, Randy J.; Sacchettini, James C.; Sauter, Nicholas K.; Storoni, L.C.; Terwilliger, Tomas C.; Adams, Paul D.

    2008-06-09

    Significant time and effort are often required to solve and complete a macromolecular crystal structure. The development of automated computational methods for the analysis, solution and completion of crystallographic structures has the potential to produce minimally biased models in a short time without the need for manual intervention. The PHENIX software suite is a highly automated system for macromolecular structure determination that can rapidly arrive at an initial partial model of a structure without significant human intervention, given moderate resolution and good quality data. This achievement has been made possible by the development of new algorithms for structure determination, maximum-likelihood molecular replacement (PHASER), heavy-atom search (HySS), template and pattern-based automated model-building (RESOLVE, TEXTAL), automated macromolecular refinement (phenix.refine), and iterative model-building, density modification and refinement that can operate at moderate resolution (RESOLVE, AutoBuild). These algorithms are based on a highly integrated and comprehensive set of crystallographic libraries that have been built and made available to the community. The algorithms are tightly linked and made easily accessible to users through the PHENIX Wizards and the PHENIX GUI.

  4. Knowledge-Intensive Case-Based Support for Automated Explanation of Biological

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    Aamodt, Agnar

    , automated production of massive amounts of data has been far easier than integrated and automated analysis. Bioinformatics has recently merged with other disciplines to the highly integrative field of Systems Biology [12 systems. Much effort has recently been invested into building systems that would in- tegrate diverse

  5. Automated Critical Peak Pricing Field Tests: Program Descriptionand Results

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David; Motegi, Naoya; Kiliccote, Sila; Xu, Peng

    2006-04-06

    California utilities have been exploring the use of critical peak prices (CPP) to help reduce needle peaks in customer end-use loads. CPP is a form of price-responsive demand response (DR). Recent experience has shown that customers have limited knowledge of how to operate their facilities in order to reduce their electricity costs under CPP (Quantum 2004). While the lack of knowledge about how to develop and implement DR control strategies is a barrier to participation in DR programs like CPP, another barrier is the lack of automation of DR systems. During 2003 and 2004, the PIER Demand Response Research Center (DRRC) conducted a series of tests of fully automated electric demand response (Auto-DR) at 18 facilities. Overall, the average of the site-specific average coincident demand reductions was 8% from a variety of building types and facilities. Many electricity customers have suggested that automation will help them institutionalize their electric demand savings and improve their overall response and DR repeatability. This report focuses on and discusses the specific results of the Automated Critical Peak Pricing (Auto-CPP, a specific type of Auto-DR) tests that took place during 2005, which build on the automated demand response (Auto-DR) research conducted through PIER and the DRRC in 2003 and 2004. The long-term goal of this project is to understand the technical opportunities of automating demand response and to remove technical and market impediments to large-scale implementation of automated demand response (Auto-DR) in buildings and industry. A second goal of this research is to understand and identify best practices for DR strategies and opportunities. The specific objectives of the Automated Critical Peak Pricing test were as follows: (1) Demonstrate how an automated notification system for critical peak pricing can be used in large commercial facilities for demand response (DR). (2) Evaluate effectiveness of such a system. (3) Determine how customers will respond to this form of automation for CPP. (4) Evaluate what type of DR shifting and shedding strategies can be automated. (5) Explore how automation of control strategies can increase participation rates and DR saving levels with CPP. (6) Identify optimal demand response control strategies. (7) Determine occupant and tenant response.

  6. 228 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION, VOL. 16, NO. 3, JUNE 2000 Design Lessons for Building Agile

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    Merat, Francis L.

    228 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION, VOL. 16, NO. 3, JUNE 2000 Design Lessons for Building Agile Manufacturing Systems Wyatt S. Newman, Member, IEEE, Andy Podgurski, Member, IEEE, Roger D--Agile manufacturing, automated assembly, flex- ible automation, rapid-response manufacturing, robotic assembly

  7. Abstract--Challenges in e-Commerce negotiation reside in two issues such as, automation and knowledge incorporation. In this

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    Fong, Chi Chiu "Simon"

    Abstract--Challenges in e-Commerce negotiation reside in two issues such as, automation and knowledge incorporation. In this paper, we describe how knowledge plays a role in automated negotiation of automated negotiation systems is specified. KB helps in giving a unified approach for representing the data

  8. Developing standard performance testing procedures for material control and accounting components at a site

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    Scherer, Carolynn P; Bushlya, Anatoly V; Efimenko, Vladimir F; Ilyanstev, Anatoly; Regoushevsky, Victor I

    2010-01-01

    The condition of a nuclear material control and accountability system (MC&A) and its individual components, as with any system combining technical elements and documentation, may be characterized through an aggregate of values for the various parameters that determine the system's ability to perform. The MC&A system's status may be functioning effectively, marginally or not functioning based on a summary of the values of the individual parameters. This work included a review of the following subsystems, MC&A and Detecting Material Losses, and their respective elements for the material control and accountability system: (a) Elements of the MC&A Subsystem - Information subsystem (Accountancy/Inventory), Measurement subsystem, Nuclear Material Access subsystem, including tamper-indicating device (TID) program, and Automated Information-gathering subsystem; (b) Elements for Detecting Nuclear Material Loses Subsystem - Inventory Differences, Shipper/receiver Differences, Confirmatory Measurements and differences with accounting data, and TID or Seal Violations. In order to detect the absence or loss of nuclear material there must be appropriate interactions among the elements and their respective subsystems from the list above. Additionally this work includes a review of regulatory requirements for the MC&A system component characteristics and criteria that support the evaluation of the performance of the listed components. The listed components had performance testing algorithms and procedures developed that took into consideration the regulatory criteria. The developed MC&A performance-testing procedures were the basis for a Guide for MC&A Performance Testing at the material balance areas (MBAs) of State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation - Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (SSC RF-IPPE).

  9. Essays in political accountability

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    Padró i Miquel, Gerard

    2005-01-01

    This thesis is composed by three independent essays on the limits of political accountability. In the first essay I analyze an extremely stylized model of political agency with two dimensional outcomes. I show that the ...

  10. Identifying Requirements for Effective Human-Automation Teamwork

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    Jeffrey C. Joe; John O'Hara; Heather D. Medema; Johanna H. Oxstrand

    2014-06-01

    Previous studies have shown that poorly designed human-automation collaboration, such as poorly designed communication protocols, often leads to problems for the human operators, such as: lack of vigilance, complacency, and loss of skills. These problems often lead to suboptimal system performance. To address this situation, a considerable amount of research has been conducted to improve human-automation collaboration and to make automation function better as a “team player.” Much of this research is based on an understanding of what it means to be a good team player from the perspective of a human team. However, the research is often based on a simplified view of human teams and teamwork. In this study, we sought to better understand the capabilities and limitations of automation from the standpoint of human teams. We first examined human teams to identify the principles for effective teamwork. We next reviewed the research on integrating automation agents and human agents into mixed agent teams to identify the limitations of automation agents to conform to teamwork principles. This research resulted in insights that can lead to more effective human-automation collaboration by enabling a more realistic set of requirements to be developed based on the strengths and limitations of all agents.

  11. Account of an Earthquake

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    Snying dkar skyid

    2009-11-17

    China/Snying dkar skyid Tape No. / Track / Item No. Stag rig 013.WAV Length of track 00:03:25 Related tracks (include description/relationship if appropriate) Title of track Account of an Earthquake Translation of title Description (to... be used in archive entry) Glu mo mtsho describes her experience of being in a strong earthquake. Genre or type (i.e. epic, song, ritual) Personal account Name of recorder (if different from collector) Date of recording 17 November 2009...

  12. Open Automated Demand Response Communications in Demand Response for Wholesale Ancillary Services

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    Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Ghatikar, Girish; Koch, Ed; Hennage, Dan; Hernandez, John; Chiu, Albert; Sezgen, Osman; Goodin, John

    2009-11-06

    The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is conducting a pilot program to investigate the technical feasibility of bidding certain demand response (DR) resources into the California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) day-ahead market for ancillary services nonspinning reserve. Three facilities, a retail store, a local government office building, and a bakery, are recruited into the pilot program. For each facility, hourly demand, and load curtailment potential are forecasted two days ahead and submitted to the CAISO the day before the operation as an available resource. These DR resources are optimized against all other generation resources in the CAISO ancillary service. Each facility is equipped with four-second real time telemetry equipment to ensure resource accountability and visibility to CAISO operators. When CAISO requests DR resources, PG&E's OpenADR (Open Automated DR) communications infrastructure is utilized to deliver DR signals to the facilities energy management and control systems (EMCS). The pre-programmed DR strategies are triggered without a human in the loop. This paper describes the automated system architecture and the flow of information to trigger and monitor the performance of the DR events. We outline the DR strategies at each of the participating facilities. At one site a real time electric measurement feedback loop is implemented to assure the delivery of CAISO dispatched demand reductions. Finally, we present results from each of the facilities and discuss findings.

  13. The Automated Palomar 60-Inch Telescope

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    S. Bradley Cenko; Derek B. Fox; Dae-Sik Moon; Fiona A. Harrison; S. R. Kulkarni; John R. Henning; C. Dani Guzman; Marco Bonati; Roger M. Smith; Robert P. Thicksten; Michael W. Doyle; Hal L. Petrie; Avishay Gal-Yam; Alicia M. Soderberg; Nathaniel L. Anagnostou; Anastasia C. Laity

    2006-08-15

    We have converted the Palomar 60-inch telescope (P60) from a classical night assistant-operated telescope to a fully robotic facility. The automated system, which has been operational since September 2004, is designed for moderately fast (t <~ 3 minutes) and sustained (R <~ 23 mag) observations of gamma-ray burst afterglows and other transient events. Routine queue-scheduled observations can be interrupted in response to electronic notification of transient events. An automated pipeline reduces data in real-time, which is then stored on a searchable web-based archive for ease of distribution. We describe here the design requirements, hardware and software upgrades, and lessons learned from roboticization. We present an overview of the current system performance as well as plans for future upgrades.

  14. School of Accounting Highlights -2013

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    Tipple, Brett

    School of Accounting Highlights - 2013 The School of Accounting: · The School of Accounting's Masters of Accounting program and Undergraduate program were both ranked 22nd in the Nation by the Public Accounting Report in 2013 for all accounting programs across the nation. · Both the undergraduate and Masters

  15. The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation University of California at Santa Barbara

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    Akhmedov, Azer

    monitoring, industrial automation, office and building automation, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition inventory monitoring and control, home and building automation, power systems, security systems, precision (SCADA) systems, and the automotive industry. #12;

  16. L ACCOUNT FUND S OBJECT L ACCOUNT FUND S OBJECT

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    L ACCOUNT FUND S OBJECT UNITS ORDERED UNIT PRICE AMOUNT L ACCOUNT FUND S OBJECT LEAVE BLANK DESCRIPTION (GIVE DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS) DATE: PHONE: REQUESTED BY: ACCOUNT CODING:CHARGE APPROVED BY: RECEIVED BY: DATE RECEIVED: TOTAL: CREDIT ACCOUNT CODING: NAME OF ACCOUNT TO BE CREDITED: UNIVERSITY

  17. Accounting and Finance Is Accounting and Finance right for me?

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    Accounting and Finance Is Accounting and Finance right for me? A degree in Accounting and, the financial operations of large organisations or wish to work as a Chartered Accountant (although a degree is not the only route into chartered accountancy). You will need good numerical skills, time management skills

  18. Increasing Automated Vulnerability Assessment Accuracy on Cloud and Grid Middleware

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    Miller, Barton P.

    systems, i.e. SCADA systems. The use of automated tools for vulnerability assessment is quite attractive in most existing Grid and Cloud projects, and even in "Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA]. Nowadays security is one of the most desirable features of the computational Grid, Cloud, and SCADA systems

  19. Automated robust test framework for electrical impedance tomography

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    Adler, Andy

    impedance tomography (EIT) devices. The system is designed to calculate reliable, repeatable and accurate system by testing the overall effect of design changes. Test object Saline tank 9 g NaCl per liter H2 O 6. An automated test system and procedure is proposed, designed to enable systematic testing of electrical

  20. Beginning fall 2015, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick (RBS) and the Department of Accounting & Information Systems offers a

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    Neimark, Alexander V.

    ) Status: Part-time Campus: Newark and New Brunswick Entrance Exam: GMAT/GRE Term of Entry: Fall, SpringOverview Beginning fall 2015, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick (RBS without the increased cost of pursuing the MBA in Professional Accounting or the Flex MBA. The Master

  1. 15 hours of Accounting Must take two of

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    Huang, Haiying

    15 hours of Accounting completed Must take two of these three options in Senior year. Attention. Prerequisites: Are courses or requirements that must be completed before enrollment in a course. BS - Accounting Business Statistics I Acct 3303 Accounting Systems Acct 3311 Financial Accounting I Acct 3312 Financial

  2. Automating UI Generation by Model Composition R. E. Kurt Stirewalt Spencer Rugaber

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    Stirewalt, Kurt

    spec­ ified [5]. Once specified, automated tools integrate the models and generate an efficient system Building user interfaces (UIs) is time consuming and costly. In systems with graphical UIs (GUIs), nearlyAutomating UI Generation by Model Composition R. E. Kurt Stirewalt Spencer Rugaber Computer Science

  3. Automated Demand Response Opportunities in Wastewater Treatment Facilities

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    Thompson, Lisa; Song, Katherine; Lekov, Alex; McKane, Aimee

    2008-11-19

    Wastewater treatment is an energy intensive process which, together with water treatment, comprises about three percent of U.S. annual energy use. Yet, since wastewater treatment facilities are often peripheral to major electricity-using industries, they are frequently an overlooked area for automated demand response opportunities. Demand response is a set of actions taken to reduce electric loads when contingencies, such as emergencies or congestion, occur that threaten supply-demand balance, and/or market conditions occur that raise electric supply costs. Demand response programs are designed to improve the reliability of the electric grid and to lower the use of electricity during peak times to reduce the total system costs. Open automated demand response is a set of continuous, open communication signals and systems provided over the Internet to allow facilities to automate their demand response activities without the need for manual actions. Automated demand response strategies can be implemented as an enhanced use of upgraded equipment and facility control strategies installed as energy efficiency measures. Conversely, installation of controls to support automated demand response may result in improved energy efficiency through real-time access to operational data. This paper argues that the implementation of energy efficiency opportunities in wastewater treatment facilities creates a base for achieving successful demand reductions. This paper characterizes energy use and the state of demand response readiness in wastewater treatment facilities and outlines automated demand response opportunities.

  4. Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response

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    McParland, Charles

    2009-12-01

    Over the past several years, interest in large-scale control of peak energy demand and total consumption has increased. While motivated by a number of factors, this interest has primarily been spurred on the demand side by the increasing cost of energy and, on the supply side by the limited ability of utilities to build sufficient electricity generation capacity to meet unrestrained future demand. To address peak electricity use Demand Response (DR) systems are being proposed to motivate reductions in electricity use through the use of price incentives. DR systems are also be design to shift or curtail energy demand at critical times when the generation, transmission, and distribution systems (i.e. the 'grid') are threatened with instabilities. To be effectively deployed on a large-scale, these proposed DR systems need to be automated. Automation will require robust and efficient data communications infrastructures across geographically dispersed markets. The present availability of widespread Internet connectivity and inexpensive, reliable computing hardware combined with the growing confidence in the capabilities of distributed, application-level communications protocols suggests that now is the time for designing and deploying practical systems. Centralized computer systems that are capable of providing continuous signals to automate customers reduction of power demand, are known as Demand Response Automation Servers (DRAS). The deployment of prototype DRAS systems has already begun - with most initial deployments targeting large commercial and industrial (C & I) customers. An examination of the current overall energy consumption by economic sector shows that the C & I market is responsible for roughly half of all energy consumption in the US. On a per customer basis, large C & I customers clearly have the most to offer - and to gain - by participating in DR programs to reduce peak demand. And, by concentrating on a small number of relatively sophisticated energy consumers, it has been possible to improve the DR 'state of the art' with a manageable commitment of technical resources on both the utility and consumer side. Although numerous C & I DR applications of a DRAS infrastructure are still in either prototype or early production phases, these early attempts at automating DR have been notably successful for both utilities and C & I customers. Several factors have strongly contributed to this success and will be discussed below. These successes have motivated utilities and regulators to look closely at how DR programs can be expanded to encompass the remaining (roughly) half of the state's energy load - the light commercial and, in numerical terms, the more important residential customer market. This survey examines technical issues facing the implementation of automated DR in the residential environment. In particular, we will look at the potential role of home automation networks in implementing wide-scale DR systems that communicate directly to individual residences.

  5. Sealed Radioactive Source Accountability

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

    1991-12-24

    To establish Department of Energy (DOE) interim policy and to provide guidance for sealed radioactive source accountability. The directive does not cancel any directives. Extended by DOE N 5400.10 to 12-24-93 & Extended by DOE N 5400.12 to 12-24-94.

  6. Sealed Radioactive Source Accountability

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

    1994-12-22

    This Notice extends DOE N 5400.9, Sealed Radioactive Source Accountability, of 12-24-91, until 12-24-95, unless sooner superseded or rescinded. The contents of DOE N 5400.9 will be updated and incorporated in the revised DOE O 5480.11, Radiation Protection for Occupational Workers.

  7. Measurements and material accounting

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    Hammond, G.A. )

    1989-11-01

    The DOE role for the NBL in safeguarding nuclear material into the 21st century is discussed. Development of measurement technology and reference materials supporting requirements of SDI, SIS, AVLIS, pyrochemical reprocessing, fusion, waste storage, plant modernization program, and improved tritium accounting are some of the suggested examples.

  8. Special Topics in Accounting Survey of Accounting Information Systems Research

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    of all sizes have been totally transformed by the shift towards digital technology, including the use (AIS) research is to examine the consequences of this transformation in business and its effects, capital market researchers are examining the market implications of the adoption of technologies

  9. VLT ASTRONOMICAL SITE MONITOR: CONTROL, AUTOMATION, AND DATA FLOW Stefan Sandrock1a, Rodrigo Amsticaa, Philippe Duhouxb, Julio Navarretea, Marc Sarazinb

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    VLT ASTRONOMICAL SITE MONITOR: CONTROL, AUTOMATION, AND DATA FLOW Stefan Sandrock1a, Rodrigo sub-system of the observatory. The ASM runs in automated mode and provides the control software will be described. Keywords: ESO, VLT, ASM, weather, seeing, site monitor, automated system, telescope scheduling

  10. Robust automated knowledge capture.

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    Stevens-Adams, Susan Marie; Abbott, Robert G.; Forsythe, James Chris; Trumbo, Michael Christopher Stefan; Haass, Michael Joseph; Hendrickson, Stacey M. Langfitt

    2011-10-01

    This report summarizes research conducted through the Sandia National Laboratories Robust Automated Knowledge Capture Laboratory Directed Research and Development project. The objective of this project was to advance scientific understanding of the influence of individual cognitive attributes on decision making. The project has developed a quantitative model known as RumRunner that has proven effective in predicting the propensity of an individual to shift strategies on the basis of task and experience related parameters. Three separate studies are described which have validated the basic RumRunner model. This work provides a basis for better understanding human decision making in high consequent national security applications, and in particular, the individual characteristics that underlie adaptive thinking.

  11. Automating Personalized Battery Management on Smartphones

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    Falaki, Mohamamd Hossein

    2012-01-01

    3 Automating Battery Management . . . . . . .122 Battery Goal Setting UI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Power and Battery Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  12. Computer safeguards system for the IAEA inspectors at GCEP

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    Baker, A.L.; Harris, P.W.; Fienning, W.C.

    1983-01-01

    The Safeguards Data System (SDS), which is being developed to provide improved safeguards for the Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant at Portsmouth, Ohio, is described. The SDS is an automated, integrated computer data acquisition and data management system. It is designed to operate in a continuous unattended mode to provide attributes measurements, summary materials accounting data, and on-site data analysis capability to the IAEA inspectors at the GCEP facility.

  13. Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0)

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Ghatikar, Girish; Kiliccote, Sila; Koch, Ed; Hennage, Dan; Palensky, Peter; McParland, Charles

    2009-02-28

    The development of the Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification, also known as OpenADR or Open Auto-DR, began in 2002 following the California electricity crisis. The work has been carried out by the Demand Response Research Center (DRRC), which is managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This specification describes an open standards-based communications data model designed to facilitate sending and receiving demand response price and reliability signals from a utility or Independent System Operator to electric customers. OpenADR is one element of the Smart Grid information and communications technologies that are being developed to improve optimization between electric supply and demand. The intention of the open automated demand response communications data model is to provide interoperable signals to building and industrial control systems that are preprogrammed to take action based on a demand response signal, enabling a demand response event to be fully automated, with no manual intervention. The OpenADR specification is a flexible infrastructure to facilitate common information exchange between the utility or Independent System Operator and end-use participants. The concept of an open specification is intended to allow anyone to implement the signaling systems, the automation server or the automation clients.

  14. Trainable, Vision-Based Automated Home Cage Behavioral Phenotyping

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    Poggio, Tomaso

    . Most previous automated systems [3, 6] rely on the use of non-visual sensors (i.e. infrared beam measurements obtained from these sensor-based and tracking-based approaches limit the complexity behaviors.In addition, the systems have not been comprehensively evaluated against large, human

  15. Automated Circuit Breaker Monitoring U.S. DOE CERTS Project

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    Automated Circuit Breaker Monitoring U.S. DOE CERTS Project Power Systems Engineering Research manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation of multiple circuit breakers is developed for DOE by Texas A&M University. This system is characterized

  16. Automated Analysis of Performance and Energy Consumption for Cloud Applications

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    Schneider, Jean-Guy

    Automated Analysis of Performance and Energy Consumption for Cloud Applications Feifei Chen, John providers is thus to develop resource provisioning and management solutions at minimum energy consumption system performance and energy consumption patterns in complex cloud systems is imperative to achieve

  17. Development of Automated Production Line Processes for Solar Brightfield Modules: Final Report, 1 June 2003-30 November 2007

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    Nowlan, M.

    2008-04-01

    Summary of progress by Spire Corporation under NREL's PV Manufacturing R&D Project to develop new automated systems for fabricating very large photovoltaic modules.

  18. Automated Proactive Techniques for Commissioning Air-Handling Units

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    Katipamula, Srinivas ); Brambley, Michael R. ); Luskay, Larry

    2003-08-30

    Many buildings today use sophisticated building automation systems (BASs) to manage a wide and varied range of building systems. Although the capabilities of the BASs seem to have increased over time, many buildings still are not properly commissioned, operated or maintained. Lack of or improper commissioning, the inability of the building operators to grasp the complex controls, and lack of proper maintenance leads to inefficient operations and reduced lifetimes of the equipment. If regularly scheduled manual maintenance or re-commissioning practices are adopted, they can be expensive and time consuming. Automated proactive commissioning and diagnostic technologies address two of the main barriers to commissioning: cost and schedules. Automated proactive continuous commissioning tools can reduce both the cost and time associated with commissioning, as well as enhance the persistence of commissioning fixes. In the long run, automation even offers the potential for automatically correcting problems by reconfiguring controls or changing control algorithms dynamically. This paper will discuss procedures and processes that can be used to automate and continuously commission the economizer operation and outdoor-air ventilation systems of an air-handling unit.

  19. Participation through Automation: Fully Automated Critical PeakPricing in Commercial Buildings

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David S.; Motegi, Naoya; Kiliccote,Sila; Linkugel, Eric

    2006-06-20

    California electric utilities have been exploring the use of dynamic critical peak prices (CPP) and other demand response programs to help reduce peaks in customer electric loads. CPP is a tariff design to promote demand response. Levels of automation in DR can be defined as follows: Manual Demand Response involves a potentially labor-intensive approach such as manually turning off or changing comfort set points at each equipment switch or controller. Semi-Automated Demand Response involves a pre-programmed demand response strategy initiated by a person via centralized control system. Fully Automated Demand Response does not involve human intervention, but is initiated at a home, building, or facility through receipt of an external communications signal. The receipt of the external signal initiates pre-programmed demand response strategies. They refer to this as Auto-DR. This paper describes the development, testing, and results from automated CPP (Auto-CPP) as part of a utility project in California. The paper presents the project description and test methodology. This is followed by a discussion of Auto-DR strategies used in the field test buildings. They present a sample Auto-CPP load shape case study, and a selection of the Auto-CPP response data from September 29, 2005. If all twelve sites reached their maximum saving simultaneously, a total of approximately 2 MW of DR is available from these twelve sites that represent about two million ft{sup 2}. The average DR was about half that value, at about 1 MW. These savings translate to about 0.5 to 1.0 W/ft{sup 2} of demand reduction. They are continuing field demonstrations and economic evaluations to pursue increasing penetrations of automated DR that has demonstrated ability to provide a valuable DR resource for California.

  20. COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMATED ADVANCED INTEROPERABILITY CERTIFICATION TEST PROTOCOLS FOR PV SMART GRID INTEGRATION

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    renewable energy sources are connected to the electric power system, the ability of grid operators inverters and energy storage systems (ESS), have the ability to assist grid operators control feederCOLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMATED ADVANCED INTEROPERABILITY CERTIFICATION TEST PROTOCOLS

  1. Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response

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    Piette, Mary Ann

    2009-01-01

    Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks.existing open building automation and control networkingare in use by the Building Automation and Controls Network (

  2. Open Automated Demand Response for Small Commerical Buildings

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    Dudley, June Han

    2009-01-01

    of Fully Automated Demand  Response in Large Facilities.  Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities.  Open Automated  Demand Response Communication Standards: 

  3. Simplified programming and control of automated radiosynthesizers through unit operations

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    Claggett, SB; Quinn, KM; Lazari, M; Moore, MD; van Dam, RM

    2013-01-01

    et al. : Simplified programming and control of automatedRM: A new paradigm for programming and controlling automatedOpen Access Simplified programming and control of automated

  4. Accounting & Finance (BAcc) Induction 2014

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    Glasgow, University of

    Accounting & Finance (BAcc) Induction 2014 Monday 15 September 2014 Induction Programme: 0945] Welcome from the Business School and Accounting & Finance 1000 The Accountancy Degrees 1015 Programme & 3 on Level 4 Accounting & Finance Bldg Tuesday 16 September 2014 Advising Session Lunch (provided

  5. Master of Science in Accounting

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    Master of Science in Accounting Available Entirely Online! Offered by UMass Lowell's Manning School responsibilities. The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program in the Manning School of Business at UMass requirements to become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) or to prepare for accounting careers

  6. RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING SPRING 2015

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    1 RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING SPRING 2015 Bikki Jaggi 848-445-3539 E-Mail: Jaggi financial accounting issues and to acquaint them with various research methodologies used in empirical financial accounting research. A number of financial accounting topics are selected for presentation

  7. User Accounts (Logins)

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservationBio-Inspired SolarAbout /Two0 - 19PortalStatus UpdatesUsageRadiationAccounts

  8. Accounting | The Ames Laboratory

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room News Publications Traditional Knowledge KiosksAbout UsAboutWeb&FacilityAccounting The

  9. Accounts & Allocations

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail.Theory of raregovAboutRecovery Act Recovery ActARMAccelerators,Access Account

  10. User Accounts and Emails

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorking With WIPPfinalUnexpectedofWyko NT33004.DepartmentUsedUserUser Accounts

  11. Production Project Accounts

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservation of Fe(II) by Carbon-Rich Matrices inPrincipalFirmProduction Project Accounts

  12. > REPLACE THIS LINE WITH YOUR PAPER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (DOUBLE-CLICK HERE TO EDIT) industrial automation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -- Fieldbus technology in industrial automation is not only relatively complex because of the number in the industrial automation systems. Once their products were developed, they pushed to have them standardized on the applications. This article traces this technology from its beginnings, which go back to the first industrial

  13. LABORATORY EQUIPMENT Most of the work at the Automation and Control Institute is done with the

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    15 4 LABORATORY EQUIPMENT Most of the work at the Automation and Control Institute is done-time software applications, too. Figure 1. Distillation process. A semi-industrial scale binary (ethanol with MetsoDNA open automation system. When testing more sophisticated control algorithms the process data

  14. Robotics and Manufacturing Automation Laboratory (Mechanical Eng'g Dept.) STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (SOP)

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    Thompson, Michael

    Robotics and Manufacturing Automation Laboratory (Mechanical Eng'g Dept.) STANDARD OPERATING.06-1999 Standard for Industrial Robots and Robot Systems - Safety Requirements 3. McMaster University Risk and audible alarm #12;Robotics and Manufacturing Automation Laboratory (Mechanical Eng'g Dept.) STANDARD

  15. Introduction There has been a large shift in the paradigm of automated manufacturing in

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    Causey, Gregory C.

    1 1 Introduction There has been a large shift in the paradigm of automated manufacturing manufacturing costs are typical of the requirements of a modern manufacturing facility. In the face of the above is a rapidly reconfigurable automation system that is capable of manufacturing a wide variety of products

  16. 1 Introduction There has been a large shift in the paradigm of automated manufacturing in the

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    Causey, Gregory C.

    1 1 Introduction There has been a large shift in the paradigm of automated manufacturing manufacturing costs are typical of the requirements of a modern manufacturing facility. In the face of the above is a rapidly reconfigurable automation system that is capable of manufacturing a wide variety of products

  17. Automated Sorting of Transuranic Waste

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    Shurtliff, Rodney Marvin

    2001-03-01

    The HANDSS-55 Transuranic Waste Sorting Module is designed to sort out items found in 55-gallon drums of waste as determined by an operator. Innovative imaging techniques coupled with fast linear motor-based motion systems and a flexible end-effector system allow the operator to remove items from the waste stream by a touch of the finger. When all desired items are removed from the waste stream, the remaining objects are automatically moved to a repackaging port for removal from the glovebox/cell. The Transuranic Waste Sorting Module consists of 1) a high accuracy XYZ Stereo Measurement and Imaging system, 2) a vibrating/tilting sorting table, 3) an XY Deployment System, 4) a ZR Deployment System, 5) several user-selectable end-effectors, 6) a waste bag opening system, 7) control and instrumentation, 8) a noncompliant waste load-out area, and 9) a Human/Machine Interface (HMI). The system is modular in design to accommodate database management tools, additional load-out ports, and other enhancements. Manually sorting the contents of a 55-gallon drum takes about one day per drum. The HANDSS-55 Waste Sorting Module is designed to significantly increase the throughput of this sorting process by automating those functions that are strenuous and tiresome for an operator to perform. The Waste Sorting Module uses the inherent ability of an operator to identify the items that need to be segregated from the waste stream and then, under computer control, picks that item out of the waste and deposits it in the appropriate location. The operator identifies the object by locating the visual image on a large color display and touches the image on the display with his finger. The computer then determines the location of the object, and performing a highspeed image analysis determines its size and orientation, so that a robotic gripper can be deployed to pick it up. Following operator verification by voice or function key, the object is deposited into a specified location.

  18. Design and Implementation of an Open, Interoperable AutomatedDemand Response Infrastructure

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Kiliccote, Sila; Ghatikar, Girish

    2007-10-01

    This paper describes the concept for and lessons from the development and field-testing of an open, interoperable communications infrastructure to support automating demand response (DR). Automating DR allows greater levels of participation and improved reliability and repeatability of the demand response and customer facilities. Automated DR systems have been deployed for critical peak pricing and demand bidding and are being designed for real time pricing. The system is designed to generate, manage, and track DR signals between utilities and Independent System Operators (ISOs) to aggregators and end-use customers and their control systems.

  19. Framework for Human-Automation Collaboration: Conclusions from Four Studies

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    Johanna Oxstrand; Katya L. Le Blanc; John O'Hara; Jeffrey C. Joe; April M. Whaley; Heather Medema

    2013-11-01

    The Human Automation Collaboration (HAC) research project is investigating how advanced technologies that are planned for Advanced Small Modular Reactors (AdvSMR) will affect the performance and the reliability of the plant from a human factors and human performance perspective. The HAC research effort investigates the consequences of allocating functions between the operators and automated systems. More specifically, the research team is addressing how to best design the collaboration between the operators and the automated systems in a manner that has the greatest positive impact on overall plant performance and reliability. Oxstrand et al. (2013 - March) describes the efforts conducted by the researchers to identify the research needs for HAC. The research team reviewed the literature on HAC, developed a model of HAC, and identified gaps in the existing knowledge of human-automation collaboration. As described in Oxstrand et al. (2013 – June), the team then prioritized the research topics identified based on the specific needs in the context of AdvSMR. The prioritization was based on two sources of input: 1) The preliminary functions and tasks, and 2) The model of HAC. As a result, three analytical studies were planned and conduced; 1) Models of Teamwork, 2) Standardized HAC Performance Measurement Battery, and 3) Initiators and Triggering Conditions for Adaptive Automation. Additionally, one field study was also conducted at Idaho Falls Power.

  20. 416442EDMXXX10.1177/1555343411416442Adapt ive Automation and Cognitive BehaviorJournal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making / September 2011

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    Kaber, David B.

    416442EDMXXX10.1177/1555343411416442Adapt ive Automation and Cognitive BehaviorJournal of Cognitive and Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved. Understanding Cognitive StrategyWith Adaptive Automation in Dual of advance auditory cuing of control mode changes in an adaptively automated system on human performance

  1. Automation in image cytometry : continuous HCS and kinetic image cytometry

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    Charlot, David J.

    2012-01-01

    OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Automation in Image Cytometry:xiv Abstract of Dissertation Automation in Image Cytometry:

  2. Automated Demand Response Opportunities in Wastewater Treatment Facilities

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    Thompson, Lisa

    2008-01-01

    Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure,study of automated demand response in wastewater treatmentopportunities for demand response control strategies in

  3. Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response

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    Piette, Mary Ann

    2009-01-01

    Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open AutomatedKeywords: Continuous Energy Management, Automated Demandlinking continuous energy management and continuous

  4. Human-system Interfaces to Automatic Systems: Review Guidance and Technical Basis

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    OHara, J.M.; Higgins, J.C.

    2010-01-31

    Automation has become ubiquitous in modern complex systems and commercial nuclear power plants are no exception. Beyond the control of plant functions and systems, automation is applied to a wide range of additional functions including monitoring and detection, situation assessment, response planning, response implementation, and interface management. Automation has become a 'team player' supporting plant personnel in nearly all aspects of plant operation. In light of the increasing use and importance of automation in new and future plants, guidance is needed to enable the NRC staff to conduct safety reviews of the human factors engineering (HFE) aspects of modern automation. The objective of the research described in this report was to develop guidance for reviewing the operator's interface with automation. We first developed a characterization of the important HFE aspects of automation based on how it is implemented in current systems. The characterization included five dimensions: Level of automation, function of automation, modes of automation, flexibility of allocation, and reliability of automation. Next, we reviewed literature pertaining to the effects of these aspects of automation on human performance and the design of human-system interfaces (HSIs) for automation. Then, we used the technical basis established by the literature to develop design review guidance. The guidance is divided into the following seven topics: Automation displays, interaction and control, automation modes, automation levels, adaptive automation, error tolerance and failure management, and HSI integration. In addition, we identified insights into the automaton design process, operator training, and operations.

  5. SSRL Computer Account Request Form

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    SSRLLCLS Computer Account Request Form August 2009 Fill in this form and sign the security statement mentioned at the bottom of this page to obtain an account. Your Name:...

  6. European Union Energy Performance of Building Directive and the Impact of Building Automation on Energy Efficiency 

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    Wirth, U.

    2008-01-01

    ) of consumers in the room and the integration in a superposed building automation and control system to meet efficiency class A. A high level of control accuracy (CA) for individual room controllers is necessary so that the room user adjusts the system... for the concrete implementation of required measures. Siemens Building Technologies has taken a leading role in these activities and with its products and systems that meet the requirements at a high level of quality. Properly designed building automation...

  7. The Automation Of Proof By Mathematical Induction 

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    Bundy, Alan

    This paper is a chapter of the Handbook of Automated Reasoning edited by Voronkov and Robinson. It describes techniques for automated reasoning in theories containing rules of mathematical induction. Firstly, inductive reasoning is defined and its...

  8. Automation of Termination: Abstracting CCG through MWG Automation of Termination: Abstracting Calling

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    Ayala-Rincón, Mauricio

    Automation of Termination: Abstracting CCG through MWG Automation of Termination: Abstracting.Ayala-Rinc´on & C.A.Munoz IX Semin´ario Informal(, mas Formal!) November 29, 2013 1 / 32 #12;Automation science. While classical results state the undecidability of various termination problems, automated

  9. Risk-Informed Monitoring, Verification and Accounting (RI-MVA). An NRAP White Paper Documenting Methods and a Demonstration Model for Risk-Informed MVA System Design and Operations in Geologic Carbon Sequestration

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    Unwin, Stephen D.; Sadovsky, Artyom; Sullivan, E. C.; Anderson, Richard M.

    2011-09-30

    This white paper accompanies a demonstration model that implements methods for the risk-informed design of monitoring, verification and accounting (RI-MVA) systems in geologic carbon sequestration projects. The intent is that this model will ultimately be integrated with, or interfaced with, the National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) integrated assessment model (IAM). The RI-MVA methods described here apply optimization techniques in the analytical environment of NRAP risk profiles to allow systematic identification and comparison of the risk and cost attributes of MVA design options.

  10. Proceedingsof the 1997EEE International Conferenceon Robotics and Automation

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    Rucci, Michele

    Proceedingsof the 1997EEE International Conferenceon Robotics and Automation Albuquerque,New Mexico -April 1997 A robotic system emulating the adaptive orienting behavior of the barn owl M. Rucci, J. Wray, G. Tononi and G.M. Edelman The Neurosciences Institute San Diego, CA Abstmct- Autonomous robotic

  11. ARES: automated response function code. Users manual. [HPGAM and LSQVM

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    Maung, T.; Reynolds, G.M.

    1981-06-01

    This ARES user's manual provides detailed instructions for a general understanding of the Automated Response Function Code and gives step by step instructions for using the complete code package on a HP-1000 system. This code is designed to calculate response functions of NaI gamma-ray detectors, with cylindrical or rectangular geometries.

  12. Negotiation for Automated Generation of Temporal Multimedia Presentations

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    Hollerer, Tobias

    Negotiation for Automated Generation of Temporal Multimedia Presentations Mukesh Dalal, Steven, are involved. We de- scribe the design and implementation of a knowledge-based system that generates customized speech, written text, and graphics are generated and coordinated. Our emphasis is on how temporal media

  13. Automating the Sandia Advanced Interoperability Test Protocols Jay Johnson1

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    systems) interoperability and electrical behavior functionality as specified by the IEC technical reportAutomating the Sandia Advanced Interoperability Test Protocols Jay Johnson1 and Bob Fox2 1 Sandia -- As the penetration of non-dispatchable renewable energy increases around the world, there is greater need to have

  14. STATISTICAL ASSESSMENT OF PROBABILITY OF DETECTION FOR AUTOMATED EDDY CURRENT

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    STATISTICAL ASSESSMENT OF PROBABILITY OF DETECTION FOR AUTOMATED EDDY CURRENT NONDESTRUCTIVE for Nondestructive Evaluation, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA Abstract: Eddy current inspection is widely response collected using our motion controlled eddy current inspection system, are used in the analysis

  15. Project Report 2005 Raphal WALGER Automated measurement of the

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    Whelan, Paul F.

    Project Report 2005 Raphaël WALGER Automated measurement of the increase in size of the chick area Project Report MASTER OF ENGINEERING IN ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS Supervised by Professor Paul Whelan 1 #12;Project Report 2005 Raphaël WALGER Acknowledgements I would like to thank my supervisor Paul Whelan

  16. Maestro: A cloud computing framework with automated locking (Invited Paper)

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    Krovi, Venkat

    Maestro: A cloud computing framework with automated locking (Invited Paper) Murat Demirbas challenge for distributed systems programming and cloud computing. Using locks is the most common technique (shared-memory), Maestro improves productivity and lowers the cost of entry to cloud computing backend

  17. Quelques proprits des fonctions globales d'automates cellulaires

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    Koiran, Pascal

    of the Shift Dynamical System de Hedlund ([Hed69]). L'espace des con#28;gurations des automates cellulaires une métrique naturelle sur les suites bi-in#28;nies, qui fait de cet ensemble un espace compact

  18. Applications of Automated Mechanism Design Vincent Conitzer and Tuomas Sandholm

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    Applications of Automated Mechanism Design Vincent Conitzer and Tuomas Sandholm {conitzer, sandholm}@cs.cmu.edu Computer Science Department Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh PA 15213 Abstract Mechanism design every agent in the system acts based on self-interest. Mechanism design has traditionally been a manual

  19. TJ Automation | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmental Jump to:EA EISTJ Automation Jump to: navigation, search Name TJ Automation Facility

  20. Foundation Accounting 2010 Levy Avenue

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Foundation Accounting 2010 Levy Avenue Building B, Suite 300 Tallahassee, FL 32310 to this form. Date Payee Purpose Amount Fund Account Total Reimbursement Requested Part II authorized to be held in a bank account, you must include a copy of the bank statement balance. Cash on Hand

  1. Foundation Accounting PO Box 3062739

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Foundation Accounting PO Box 3062739 Tallahassee, FL 32306-2739 PH: (850) 644-6000 Revised 1 required): Date: Foundation Approval(s): Date: FOUNDATION ACCOUNTING USE ONLY Check Invoice Invoice Date Account Code Fund Project Amount Requisition Total Review Disb Supr. Signature Approvals for Payment

  2. Foundation Accounting 2010 Levy Avenue

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Foundation Accounting 2010 Levy Avenue Building B, Suite 300 Tallahassee, FL 32310 PH: (850) 644 to the Foundation Accounting Department. Upon receipt of the Designation of Restricted Gift form by the Foundation Accounting Department, the necessary paperwork will be sent to the Department and must be returned before

  3. Foundation Accounting 2010 Levy Avenue

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Foundation Accounting 2010 Levy Avenue Building B, Suite 300 Tallahassee, FL 32310 PH: (850) 644 of all information on this form. Name Signature Date FOR FOUNDATION ACCOUNTING USE ONLY-DO NOT WRITE BELOW THIS LINE Accounting Authorization: Date: JE created by Acct. Staff: Date: FE fund closed by Acct

  4. Advances in Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry & Lab Automation

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    Vertes, Akos

    #12;Advances in Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry & Lab Automation 2 Publisher's Note Kevin Davies&EN Media Group 4 Top Ten Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, and Lab Automation Papers APPLICATION NOTES 10&EN Supplement of 2015: "Advances in Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, and Lab Automation." This supplement

  5. INTRODUCTION Sophisticated automation is becoming ubiq-

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    Lee, John D.

    INTRODUCTION Sophisticated automation is becoming ubiq- uitous, appearing in work environments- tion retrieval. Automation is technology that actively selects data, transforms information, makes. On the one hand, people may trust automation even when it is not appro- priate. Pilots, trusting the ability

  6. Comparison lamps automation CTIO 60 inches CHIRON

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    Tokovinin, Andrei A.

    Comparison lamps automation CTIO 60 inches CHIRON CHI60HF5.2 La Serena, March 16, 2011 #12;Table)...............................................................................12 CTIO 60 inches Chiron / Comparison lamps automation, CHI60HF5.2 2 #12;Introduction The present document is just a brief summary of the work done automating the 60 inches chiron comparison lamps

  7. Comparison lamps automation CTIO 60 inches Echelle

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    Tokovinin, Andrei A.

    Comparison lamps automation CTIO 60 inches Echelle ECH60S5.1 La Serena, December 09, 2009 #12)...............................................................................12 CTIO 60 inches Echelle / Comparison lamps automation, ECH60S5.1 2 #12;Introduction The present document is just a brief summary of the work done automating the 60 inches echelle comparison lamps

  8. 348 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION, VOL. 14, NO. 2, APRIL 1998 [8] A. Isidori, Nonlinear Control Systems, 2nd ed. Heidelberg, Germany

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    Lim, Jong-Tae

    . 65­75, 1990. [24] D. A. White and D. A. Sofge, Handbook of Intelligent Control: Neural, Fuzzy of a photolithographic process in a semiconductor manufacturing system is provided to illustrate these techniques. Index

  9. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS--PART B: CYBERNETICS, VOL. 34, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2004 263 Automated Performance Evaluation of Range Image

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    Bowyer, Kevin W.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS--PART B: CYBERNETICS, VOL. 34, NO. 1, FEBRUARY and Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA (e-mail: jmin@nd.edu; kwb@cse.nd.edu). M

  10. Centrifugal LabTube platform for fully automated DNA purification and LAMP amplification based on an integrated, low-cost heating system

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    Hoehl, Melanie M.

    This paper introduces a disposable battery-driven heating system for loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) inside a centrifugally-driven DNA purification platform (LabTube). We demonstrate LabTube-based fully ...

  11. Abstract--As information networks grow larger in size due to automation or organizational integration, it is important to

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    Gautam, Natarajan

    on networked systems in many domains due to automation or organizational integration. The growth in complexity element and component technology utilizes the components so that developers can build systems needed1 Abstract--As information networks grow larger in size due to automation or organizational

  12. Section: Accounting Revised Date: 08/01/2006 Procedure: 2.7.1

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    Saldin, Dilano

    Section: Accounting Revised Date: 08/01/2006 Procedure: 2.7.1 2.7.1 - Shared Financial System the new SFS chartfield to the Legacy accounting system chartfields. SFS Legacy Accounting System Business Unit Unit Budget Year Fiscal Year Fund Fund Program Activity Dept ID DDS Account Class code Project

  13. Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting Program Learning Goals and Objectives

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    Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting Program Learning Goals and Objectives 1. Communication Skills Learning Goal Students graduating with a Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting Accounting Knowledge Learning Goal Students graduating with a Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting

  14. AUTOMATION FOR THE SYNTHESIS AND APPLICATION OF PET RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS.

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    Alexoff, D.L.

    2001-09-21

    The development of automated systems supporting the production and application of PET radiopharmaceuticals has been an important focus of researchers since the first successes of using carbon-11 (Comar et al., 1979) and fluorine-18 (Reivich et al., 1979) labeled compounds to visualize functional activity of the human brain. These initial successes of imaging the human brain soon led to applications in the human heart (Schelbert et al., 1980), and quickly radiochemists began to see the importance of automation to support PET studies in humans (Lambrecht, 1982; Langstrom et al., 1983). Driven by the necessity of controlling processes emanating high fluxes of 511 KeV photons, and by the tedium of repetitive syntheses for carrying out these human PET investigations, academic and government scientists have designed, developed and tested many useful and novel automated systems in the past twenty years. These systems, originally designed primarily by radiochemists, not only carry out effectively the tasks they were designed for, but also demonstrate significant engineering innovation in the field of laboratory automation.

  15. October 23, 2012 11:49 World Scientific Review Volume -9in x 6in ywangsmartgrid Smart Grid, Automation, and SCADA Systems Security

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    Wang, Yongge

    systems), the electrical power industry, the coal industry, and the renewable resources (e.g., solar at the end of 2010, there are more than 9200 electric generating plants in USA, including coal, petroleum liquids, petroleum coke, natural gas, other gases, nuclear, hy- droelectric, renewables, hydroelectric

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

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    Wen, Hui Ying

    2011-01-01

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

  17. Six degree of freedom automated alignment using a passive, smart target 

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    Bradham, Michael John

    1993-01-01

    This work describes a measurement and control strategy for both position and orientation alignment between two objects. The automated alignment system, described herein, employs a reflective, passive ( requiring no power ) target and includes a PC...

  18. Human-automation collaboration : decision support for lunar and planetary exploration

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    Márquez, Jessica J., 1976-

    2007-01-01

    Balancing task allocation between humans and computers is crucial to the development of effective decision support systems. This thesis investigates the appropriate balance between humans and automation for geospatial path ...

  19. ATCLAB : a laboratory environment for research in advanced ATC automation conceptual design

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    Elias, Antonio L.

    1986-01-01

    Introduction: A large number of ideas and schemes have been proposed and are constantly being suggested to enhance the Air Traffic Control system's safety, reliability, and efficiency by means of automation. The capability ...

  20. CODE MINOR NAME TYPE ACCT Accounting MINOR

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    Pittendrigh, Barry

    Accounting/MIS MINOR ACOP Accounting/Op Mgmt MINOR ACST Acoustical Engineering CONC AERE Aeronautical

  1. Automated Vulnerability Detection for Compiled Smart Grid Software

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    Prowell, Stacy J; Pleszkoch, Mark G; Sayre, Kirk D; Linger, Richard C

    2012-01-01

    While testing performed with proper experimental controls can provide scientifically quantifiable evidence that software does not contain unintentional vulnerabilities (bugs), it is insufficient to show that intentional vulnerabilities exist, and impractical to certify devices for the expected long lifetimes of use. For both of these needs, rigorous analysis of the software itself is essential. Automated software behavior computation applies rigorous static software analysis methods based on function extraction (FX) to compiled software to detect vulnerabilities, intentional or unintentional, and to verify critical functionality. This analysis is based on the compiled firmware, takes into account machine precision, and does not rely on heuristics or approximations early in the analysis.

  2. Proc. 7th IEEE Mediterranean Conf. on Control and Automation, 1999 1 Stabilizing a linear system with nite-state hybrid output feedback

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    Liberzon, Daniel

    fK 1 ; : : : ; K l g. Setting u = K i y for some i 2 f1; : : : ; lg, we obtain the system _ x = (A stability. Denoting A+BK i C by A i for each i 2 f1; : : : ; lg, we are led to the following question: using the measurements of the output y = Cx, can we #12;nd a piecewise constant switching signal #27; : [0; +1) ! f1

  3. Open Automated Demand Response Technologies for Dynamic Pricing and Smart Grid

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    Ghatikar, Girish

    2010-01-01

    Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. ”existing open building automation and control networkingbuildings using open communications and automation

  4. Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability

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

    June 2011 DOE STANDARD Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability U.S. Department of Energy AREA SANS Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public...

  5. Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability

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

    CHANGE NOTICE NO.1 AUGUST 2011 DOE STANDARD NUCLEAR MATERIALS CONTROL AND ACCOUNTABILITY U.S. Department of Energy AREA SANS Washington,...

  6. Chapter 05 - Accounting for Obligations

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

    Financial Management Handbook 12-12-2012 Chapter 5 - 1 CHAPTER 5 ACCOUNTING FOR OBLIGATIONS 1. INTRODUCTION. a. Purpose. This chapter prescribes general requirements applicable to...

  7. (Electronic Design Automation, EDA)

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    Hung, Shih-Hao

    ) ( DACICCAD) ACM ISPD ( , , , ) IEEE/ACM ICCAD Prof. Margarida Jacome Memorial Award ACM/SIGDA CADathlon of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD) ( ) IEEE/ACM ICCAD (Executive Committee) ( -- ) IEEE/ACM ASP-DAC ( )ACM/ SIGDA ( )IEEE CEDA ( ) EDA EDA ACM ISPD (International Symposium on Physical

  8. Human-system Interfaces for Automatic Systems

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    OHara, J.M.; Higgins,J.; Fleger, S.; Barnes V.

    2010-11-07

    Automation is ubiquitous in modern complex systems, and commercial nuclear- power plants are no exception. Automation is applied to a wide range of functions including monitoring and detection, situation assessment, response planning, and response implementation. Automation has become a 'team player' supporting personnel in nearly all aspects of system operation. In light of its increasing use and importance in new- and future-plants, guidance is needed to conduct safety reviews of the operator's interface with automation. The objective of this research was to develop such guidance. We first characterized the important HFE aspects of automation, including six dimensions: levels, functions, processes, modes, flexibility, and reliability. Next, we reviewed literature on the effects of all of these aspects of automation on human performance, and on the design of human-system interfaces (HSIs). Then, we used this technical basis established from the literature to identify general principles for human-automation interaction and to develop review guidelines. The guidelines consist of the following seven topics: automation displays, interaction and control, automation modes, automation levels, adaptive automation, error tolerance and failure management, and HSI integration. In addition, our study identified several topics for additional research.

  9. A Post-Occupancy Monitored Evaluation of the Dimmable Lighting, Automated Shading, and Underfloor Air Distribution System in The New York Times Building

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    Lee, E. S.; Fernandes, L. L.; Coffey, B.; McNeil, A.; Clear, R.; Webster, T.; Bauman, F.; Dickerhoff, D.; Heinzerling, D.; Hoyt, T.

    2013-01-01

    With aggressive goals to reduce national energy use and carbon emissions, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will be looking to exemplary buildings that have already invested in new approaches to achieving the energy performance goals now needed at a national level. The New York Times Building, in New York, New York, incorporates a number of innovative technologies, systems and processes and could become model for widespread replication in new and existing buildings. A year-long monitored study was conducted to verify energy performance, assess occupant comfort and satisfaction with the indoor environment, and evaluate impact on maintenance and operations. Lessons learned were derived from the analysis; these lessons could help identify and shape policy, financial, or supporting strategies to accelerate diffusion in the commercial building market.

  10. Automated search for supernovae

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    Kare, J.T.

    1984-11-15

    This thesis describes the design, development, and testing of a search system for supernovae, based on the use of current computer and detector technology. This search uses a computer-controlled telescope and charge coupled device (CCD) detector to collect images of hundreds of galaxies per night of observation, and a dedicated minicomputer to process these images in real time. The system is now collecting test images of up to several hundred fields per night, with a sensitivity corresponding to a limiting magnitude (visual) of 17. At full speed and sensitivity, the search will examine some 6000 galaxies every three nights, with a limiting magnitude of 18 or fainter, yielding roughly two supernovae per week (assuming one supernova per galaxy per 50 years) at 5 to 50 percent of maximum light. An additional 500 nearby galaxies will be searched every night, to locate about 10 supernovae per year at one or two percent of maximum light, within hours of the initial explosion.

  11. Improving the Monitoring, Verification, and Accounting of CO{sub 2} Sequestered in Geologic Systems with Multicomponent Seismic Technology and Rock Physics Modeling

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    Alkan, Engin; DeAngelo, Michael; Hardage, Bob; Sava, Diana; Sullivan, Charlotte; Wagner, Donald

    2012-12-31

    Research done in this study showed that P-SV seismic data provide better spatial resolution of geologic targets at our Appalachian Basin study area than do P-P data. This finding is important because the latter data (P-P) are the principal seismic data used to evaluate rock systems considered for CO{sub 2} sequestration. The increase in P-SV{sub 1} resolution over P-P resolution was particularly significant, with P-SV{sub 1} wavelengths being approximately 40-percent shorter than P-P wavelengths. CO{sub 2} sequestration projects across the Appalachian Basin should take advantage of the increased resolution provided by converted-shear seismic modes relative to P-wave seismic data. In addition to S-wave data providing better resolution of geologic targets, we found S-wave images described reservoir heterogeneities that P-P data could not see. Specifically, a channel-like anomaly was imaged in a key porous sandstone interval by P-SV{sub 1} data, and no indication of the feature existed in P-P data. If any stratigraphic unit is considered for CO{sub 2} storage purposes, it is important to know all heterogeneities internal to the unit to understand reservoir compartmentalization. We conclude it is essential that multicomponent seismic data be used to evaluate all potential reservoir targets whenever a CO{sub 2} storage effort is considered, particularly when sequestration efforts are initiated in the Appalachian Basin. Significant differences were observed between P-wave sequences and S- wave sequences in data windows corresponding to the Oriskany Sandstone, a popular unit considered for CO{sub 2} sequestration. This example demonstrates that S-wave sequences and facies often differ from P-wave sequences and facies and is a principle we have observed in every multicomponent seismic interpretation our research laboratory has done. As a result, we now emphasis elastic wavefield seismic stratigraphy in our reservoir characterization studies, which is a science based on the concept that the same weight must be given to S-wave sequences and facies as is given to P-wave sequences and facies. This philosophy differs from the standard practice of depending on only conventional P-wave seismic stratigraphy to characterize reservoir units. The fundamental physics of elastic wavefield seismic stratigraphy is that S- wave modes sense different sequences and facies across some intervals than does a P-wave mode because S-wave displacement vectors are orthogonal to P- wave displacement vectors and thus react to a different rock fabric than do P waves. Although P and S images are different, both images can still be correct in terms of the rock fabric information they reveal.

  12. MAC, material accounting database user guide

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    Russell, V.K.

    1994-09-22

    The K Basins Material Accounting (MAC) database system user guide describes the user features and functions, and the document is structured like the database menus. This document presents the MAC database system user instructions which explain how to record the movements and configuration of canisters and materials within the K Basins on the computer, the mechanics of handling encapsulation tracking, and administrative functions associated with the system. This document includes the user instructions, which also serve as the software requirements specification for the system implemented on the microcomputer. This includes suggested user keystrokes, examples of screens displayed by the system, and reports generated by the system. It shows how the system is organized, via menus and screens. It does not explain system design nor provide programmer instructions.

  13. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of Wayne State University DCAA Accounting Requirements for Federal

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    Accounting Requirements for Federal Contractors July 23, 2015, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Join us as Kevin Grimes's accounting system. Mr. Grimes is a Compliance Consultant with CFO Leasing, Inc. He has over 10 years of accounting experience, and specializes in DCAA compliance and accounting system implementations

  14. Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting Program Learning Goals and Objectives

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    Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting Program Learning Goals and Objectives 1. Communication Skills Learning Goal Students graduating with a Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting Accounting Knowledge Learning Goal Students graduating with a Master of Accountancy in Governmental

  15. Operating and maintenance benefits of automated oven wall temperature measurement

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    Leuchtmann, K.P. [Thyssen Still Otto Anlagentechnik GmbH, Bochum (Germany); Hinz, D.; Bergbau, D. [Ruhrkohle Bergbau AG, Bottrop (Germany). Prosper Coking Plant; Platts, M. [Thyssen Still Otto Technical Services, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    1997-12-31

    For a very long time and regardless of all shortcomings associated with it, the manual measurement of the heating flue temperature has been the only method of monitoring the temperature prevailing in a coke oven battery and discovering weak points in the heating system. In the course of the last few years a number of automated temperature measuring systems have been developed that are intended to replace or supplement the manual heating flue measurement system. These measuring systems and their advantages/disadvantages are briefly described in this paper. Additionally, operational experience gathered with the oven chamber wall temperature measuring system is discussed in detail.

  16. Automating power supply checkout

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    Laster, J.; Bruno, D.; D'Ottavio, T.; Drozd, J.; Marr, G.; Mi, C.

    2011-03-28

    Power Supply checkout is a necessary, pre-beam, time-critical function. At odds are the desire to decrease the amount of time to perform the checkout while at the same time maximizing the number and types of checks that can be performed and analyzing the results quickly (in case any problems exist that must be addressed). Controls and Power Supply Group personnel have worked together to develop tools to accomplish these goals. Power Supply checkouts are now accomplished in a time-frame of hours rather than days, reducing the number of person-hours needed to accomplish the checkout and making the system available more quickly for beam development. The goal of the Collider-Accelerator Department (CAD) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is to provide experimenters with collisions of heavy-ions and polarized protons. The Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) magnets are controlled by 100's of varying types of power supplies. There is a concentrated effort to perform routine maintenance on the supplies during shutdown periods. There is an effort at RHIC to streamline the time needed for system checkout in order to quickly arrive at a period of beam operations for RHIC. This time-critical period is when the checkout of the power supplies is performed as the RHIC ring becomes cold and the supplies are connected to their physical magnets. The checkout process is used to identify problems in voltage and current regulation by examining data signals related to each for problems in settling and regulation (ripple).

  17. New Mexico State University Accounts Payable

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    New Mexico State University Accounts Payable Candidate Recruitment Travel Reimbursement Page 1 of 2: Completed by NMSU Account Payable department #12;New Mexico State University Accounts Payable Candidate

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