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Automation and Accountability in Decision Support System Interface Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Cummings, M. L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Continuous Automated Vault Inventory System (CAVIS) for accountability monitoring of stored nuclear materials  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Nearly all facilities that store hazardous (radioactive or non-radioactive) materials must comply with prevailing federal, state, and local laws. These laws usually have components that require periodic physical inspections to insure that all materials remain safely and securely stored. The inspections are generally labor intensive, slow, put personnel at risk, and only find anomalies after they have occurred. The system described in this paper was developed for monitoring stored nuclear materials resulting from weapons dismantlement, but its applications extend to any storage facility that meets the above criteria. The traditional special nuclear material (SNM) accountability programs, that are currently used within most of the Department of Energy (DOE) complex, require the physical entry of highly trained personnel into SNM storage vaults. This imposes the need for additional security measures, which typically mandate that extra security personnel be present while SNM inventories are performed. These requirements increase labor costs and put additional personnel at risk to radiation exposure. In some cases, individuals have received radiation exposure equivalent to the annual maximum during just one inventory verification. With increasing overhead costs, the current system is rapidly becoming too expensive to operate, the need for an automated method of inventory verification is evident. The Continuous Automated Vault Inventory System (CAVIS) described in this paper was designed and prototyped as a low cost, highly reliable, and user friendly system that is capable of providing, real-time weight, gamma. and neutron energy confirmation from each item stored in a SNM vault. This paper describes the sensor technologies, the CAVIS prototype system (built at Y- 12 for highly enriched uranium storage), the technical requirements that must be achieved to assure successful implementation, and descriptions of sensor technologies needed for a plutonium facility.

Pickett, C.A.; Barham, M.A.; Gafford, T.A.; Hutchinson, D.P.; Jordan, J.K.; Maxey, L.C.; Moran, B.W.; Muhs, J.; Nodine, R.; Simpson, M.L. [and others

1994-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementing New Methods of Laser Marking of Items in the Nuclear Material Control and Accountability System at SSC RF-IPPE: An Automated Laser Marking System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

For over ten years SSC RF-IPPE, together with the US DOE National Laboratories, has been working on implementing automated control and accountability methods for nuclear materials and other items. Initial efforts to use adhesive bar codes or ones printed (painted) onto metal revealed that these methods were inconvenient and lacked durability under operational conditions. For NM disk applications in critical stands, there is the additional requirement that labels not affect the neutron characteristics of the critical assembly. This is particularly true for the many stainless-steel clad disks containing highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium that are used at SSC RF-IPPE for modeling nuclear power reactors. In search of an alternate method for labeling these disks, we tested several technological options, including laser marking and two-dimensional codes. As a result, the method of laser coloring was chosen in combination with Data Matrix ECC200 symbology. To implement laser marking procedures for the HEU disks and meet all the nuclear material (NM) handling standards and rules, IPPE staff, with U.S. technical and financial support, implemented an automated laser marking system; there are also specially developed procedures for NM movements during laser marking. For the laser marking station, a Zenith 10F system by Telesis Technologies (10 watt Ytterbium Fiber Laser and Merlin software) is used. The presentation includes a flowchart for the automated system and a list of specially developed procedures with comments. Among other things, approaches are discussed for human-factor considerations. To date, markings have been applied to numerous steel-clad HEU disks, and the work continues. In the future this method is expected to be applied to other MC&A items.

Regoushevsky, V I; Tambovtsev, S D; Dvukhsherstnov, V G; Efimenko, V F; Ilyantsev, A I; Russ III, G P

2009-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Automation System; Automation i hemmet.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?? This project revolves around creating a home automation system prototype with the main focus being the ability to lock/unlock a door through the internet.… (more)

Ruwaida,, Bassam

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Building Automation and Control Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Building Automation and Control Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Johnson Controls, 70 in Automated Logic EIKON language, 42systems developed by Automated Logic. Similarly as shown in

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Honeywell modular automation system acceptance test report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document provides the results of the Acceptance Test Procedure for the Honeywell Modular Automation System.

Cunningham, L.T., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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n-Tiered Test Automation Architecture for Agile Software Systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract This paper introduces a multi-tiered test automation architecture to optimize test automation in an Agile software development environment while increasing both the test coverage and depth of each tier. Test Automation is the act of converting manual test cases into automated scripts that can be executed autonomously. In general, testing accounts for roughly 60% of the overall development budget and approximately 50% of that is attributed to regression testing. In recent years software organizations have begun migrating to Agile software development practices and automated testing in hopes of reducing the cost, lengthy regression cycles, and time to market. Traditionally, test automation is conducted on stable, non-changing applications. In an Agile environment where the code constantly changes, automated test cases become obsolete and must constantly be refactored in order to provide meaningful feedback about the system's quality. In most instances the cost of maintenance of automated test code completely overshadows the entire automation effort and negates any possible Return on Investment (RoI). An n-Tiered Test Automation Architecture seeks to retain the RoI by abstracting the automation project into separate distinct tiers; Presentation, Business, Data, and Services. These abstractions allow automated testing to continue providing feedback despite the constant revision of the system. A case study was conducted using this method and the observations showed that the automation architecture was resilient to change while increasing the test coverage, the depth of testing, and the overall quality of the application under test.

Patrick Day

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A DISTRIBUTED AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTROPHYSICAL INSTALLATIONS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Kozak, Victor R.

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Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS)  

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

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Microcomputer Applications in Power System Substation Automation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The object of this chapter is to describe power system applications of microcomputers, particularly in the area of power substation automation.The major functions required in substation automation are reviewed an...

C. T. Nguyen; R. Grondin; A. St-Jacques…

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

of Energy's (DOE's) Automated Transportation Management System is an integrated web-based logistics management system allowing users to manage inbound and outbound freight...

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Atlas Sodium Automated Batch Synthesis System  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Atlas Sodium Automated Batch Synthesis System (Syrris) June 2013 #12;Introduction to the system · The Atlas Sodium system consists of an Atlas base equipped with a 400ºC hotplate, a stacking dry bath systemL) for automated addition and/or removal of solution. · The system is computer controlled by the Atlas software

Subramanian, Venkat

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Automated Surface Observing System: Standby Power Options  

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

Automated Automated Surface Observing System Standby Options Power Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) General System Description * Self contained group of sensors and data gathering equipment that produces an automated weather observation * Weather observations support aviation, climate data, non government weather operations, public consumption, etc. * Initial deployment began in 1991 and continued through 1997 * Located at 884 sites nationwide, normally at airports * System has two distinct subsystems: Field installed equipment (DCP & Sensor Group) and an indoor processor (ACU) with peripherals * Separate facility power for DCP & Sensors and ACU 1 * measure and collect data * Located on the airport * back up group for 10 minutes * Currently pl

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SNM accounting systems: dBase versus C  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Fuel Manufacturing Facility (FMF) at Argonne National Laboratories-West (ANL-W) in Idaho Falls accomplishes its internal special nuclear material accounting with a PC-based DYnamic Material ACcounting (PC/DYMAC) system developed as a collaboration between FMF and Los Alamos National Laboratory staff members. This system comprises four computers communicating via floppy disks containing transfer information. The accounting software was written in dBase and compiled under Clipper. The decision was made to network the computers and to speed the accounting process. Moreover, it was decided to extend the collaboration to Sandia National Laboratory staff and to incorporate their recently developed CAMUS and WATCH systems to automate data input and to provide a measure of material control. The current version of the code is being translated into the C language. The implications of such a change will be discussed. 9 refs., 3 figs.

Bearse, R.C.; Tisinger, R.M.; Ballmann, J.S.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trust in automated systems the effect of automation level on trust calibration .  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Automated systems perform functions that were previously executed by a human. When using automation, the role of the human changes from operator to supervisor. For… (more)

Walliser, James C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preface: Cognitive Engineering in Automated Systems Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Preface: Cognitive Engineering in Automated Systems Design This special issue was motivated by an apparent paucity of research on applications of cognitive engineering principles in the design of complex systems including mainte- nance, manufacturing, and transportation systems. Cognitive engineering

Kaber, David B.

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

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

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

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

32: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple Vulnerabilities V-132: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple Vulnerabilities April 12, 2013 -...

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

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

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...

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Honeywell modular automation system computer software documentation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document provides a Computer Software Docuemntation for a new Honeywell Modular Automation System (MAS) being installed in the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP). This system will be used to control new thermal stabilization furnaces in HA-21I.

Cunningham, L.T.

1997-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system  

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

LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system A compact automated system for surveillance and screening of potential pandemic strains of influenza and other deadly infectious diseases is a step closer to reality. January 31, 2011 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy

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ZigBee Smart Home Automation Systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This chapter summarizes a completed UK government funded project, the indeedNET ZigBee home automation system, which heralds a milestone in the ... energy saving devices with the potential to help home owners and...

Shuang-Hua Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Appropriate automation of rail signalling systems: a human factors study.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis examines the effect of automation in the rail signalling environment. The level of automation in a system can be described as ranging along… (more)

Balfe, Nora

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ALMS: Automated logic mapping system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

ALMS is a set of design automation computer programs which accepts as input a description of a logic design, specifications of modules (e.g., chips, cards, etc.) into which the blocks of the design are to be partitioned or mapped, and some constraints ...

R. L. Russo; P. K. Wolff, Sr.

1971-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safe controllers design for industrial automation systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The design of safe industrial controllers is one of the most important domains related to Automation Systems research. To support it, synthesis and analysis techniques are available. Among the analysis techniques, two of the most important are Simulation ... Keywords: Formal verification, Industrial systems behaviour modelling, Real-time systems, Safe controllers, Simulation

José Machado; Eurico Seabra; José C. Campos; Filomena Soares; Celina P. Leão

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Honeywell Modular Automation System Computer Software Documentation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document provides a Computer Software Documentation for a new Honeywell Modular Automation System (MAS) being installed in the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP). This system will be used to control new thermal stabilization furnaces in HA-211 and vertical denitration calciner in HC-230C-2.

CUNNINGHAM, L.T.

1999-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost Accounting System for fusion studies  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A Cost Accounting System that is applicable to all magnetic fusion reactor design studies has been developed. This system provides: (1) definitions of the elements of cost and methods for the combination of these elements to form a cost estimate; (2) a Code of Accounts that uses a functional arrangement for identification of the plant components; and (3) definitions and methods to analyze actual cost data so that the data can be directly reported into this Cost Accounting System. The purpose of the Cost Accounting System is to provide the structure for the development of a fusion cost data base and for the development of validated cost estimating procedures. This system has been developed through use at the Fusion Engineering Design Center (FEDC) and has been applied to different confinement concepts (tokamaks and tandem mirrors) and to different types of projects (experimental devices and commercial power plants). The use of this Cost Accounting System by all magnetic fusion projects will promote the development of a common cost data base, allow the direct comparison of cost estimates, and ultimately establish the cost credibility of the program.

Hamilton, W.R.; Keeton, D.C.; Thomson, S.L.

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 04 - Accounting Systems and Organization  

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

July 11, 2011 July 11, 2011 Chapter 4-1 CHAPTER 4 ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS AND ORGANIZATION 1. INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE. This chapter describes the Departmental finance and accounting organizational structure and the primary accounting system. a. Applicability. This chapter applies to all Departmental elements to include contractors as listed under item 2 of this chapter. The Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) are subject to all financial policies and procedures of the Department of Energy (DOE) unless these policies and procedures are superseded by the Federal Columbia River Transmission System Act, the Government Corporation Control Act, or other statutory authority. When in conflict with the provisions of this chapter, PMAs shall observe the policies and meet the reporting requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory

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An Extended Process Automation System: An Approach Based on a Multi-Agent System.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis describes studies on application of multi-agent systems (acronym: MAS) to enhance process automation systems. A specification of an extended process automation system is… (more)

Seilonen, Ilkka

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An extended process automation system : an approach based on a multi-agent system.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis describes studies on application of multi-agent systems (acronym: MAS) to enhance process automation systems. A specification of an extended process automation system is… (more)

Seilonen, Ilkka

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Fuel Dispensing System Form Instructions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Fernandez, Eduardo

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Classified Automated Information System Security Program  

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

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.

1994-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Salsbury and Diamond: Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning -1 -Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and Diamond: Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning - 1 - Automated Testing of HVAC Systems This paper describes an approach to the automation of the commissioning of HVAC systems. The approach of many HVAC systems is limited more by poor installation, commissioning, and maintenance than by poor

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Techniques for Securing Substation Automation Systems David Guidry1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Techniques for Securing Substation Automation Systems David Guidry1 , Mike Burmester1 , Xiuwen Liu1 propose techniques for resilient substation automation of power utility systems with security based-90-5 compliant substation automation systems that are resilient. We demonstrate the feasibility of our approach

Burmester, Mike

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Remote-Controlled Home Automation Systems with Different Network Technologies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Grout, Vic

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Energy Automation Systems Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Automation Systems Inc Energy Automation Systems Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Energy Automation Systems Inc. Place Hendersonville, Tennessee Zip 37075 Sector Buildings, Efficiency Product An energy efficiency consultancy firm focusing on analysis of energy consumption in buildings and providing improvments in the efficiency of the distribution system and equipment loads, similar to an ESCO. Coordinates 36.304861°, -86.620214° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":36.304861,"lon":-86.620214,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accounting  

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

Accounting - What happened with that job? Accounting - What happened with that job? On genepool there are three options for accessing information on your past jobs: Genepool...

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Honeywell Modular Automation System Computer Software Documentation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this Computer Software Document (CSWD) is to provide configuration control of the Honeywell Modular Automation System (MAS) in use at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP). This CSWD describes hardware and PFP developed software for control of stabilization furnaces. The Honeywell software can generate configuration reports for the developed control software. These reports are described in the following section and are attached as addendum's. This plan applies to PFP Engineering Manager, Thermal Stabilization Cognizant Engineers, and the Shift Technical Advisors responsible for the Honeywell MAS software/hardware and administration of the Honeywell System.

STUBBS, A.M.

2000-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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V-132: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple  

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

2: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple 2: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple Vulnerabilities V-132: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple Vulnerabilities April 12, 2013 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: IBM has acknowledged multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager PLATFORM: The vulnerabilities are reported in IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager versions 3.1, 3.2, 3.2.1, and 3.2.2 ABSTRACT: Multiple security vulnerabilities exist in the IBM Java Runtime Environment component of IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager which may affect the product REFERENCE LINKS: Secunia Advisory: SA53006 IBM Security Bulletin 21633991 IBM Security Bulletin 21633992 CVE-2011-3563 CVE-2012-0497 CVE-2012-0498 CVE-2012-0499 CVE-2012-0501

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V-132: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple  

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

2: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple 2: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple Vulnerabilities V-132: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple Vulnerabilities April 12, 2013 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: IBM has acknowledged multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager PLATFORM: The vulnerabilities are reported in IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager versions 3.1, 3.2, 3.2.1, and 3.2.2 ABSTRACT: Multiple security vulnerabilities exist in the IBM Java Runtime Environment component of IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager which may affect the product REFERENCE LINKS: Secunia Advisory: SA53006 IBM Security Bulletin 21633991 IBM Security Bulletin 21633992 CVE-2011-3563 CVE-2012-0497 CVE-2012-0498 CVE-2012-0499 CVE-2012-0501

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An automated vacuum gauge calibration system  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An automated system for calibrating vacuum gauges over the pressure range of 10{sup {minus}6} to 0.1 Pa was designed and constructed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the Department of Energy (DOE) Primary Standards Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Calculable pressures are generated by passing a known flow of gas through an orifice of known conductance. The orifice conductance is derived from dimensional measurements and accurate flows are generated using metal capillary leaks. The expanded uncertainty (k = 2) in the generated pressure is estimated to be between 1% and 4% over the calibration range. The design, calibration results. and component uncertainties will be discussed.

Abbott, P.J. [NIST, GAithersburg, MD (United States); Benner, M.S. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated macromolecular crystal detection system and method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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

2007-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Reference Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical Power |  

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

Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical Power Reference Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical Power Modern infrastructure automation systems are threatened by cyber attack. Their higher visibility in recent years and the increasing use of modern information technology (IT) components contribute to increased security risk. A means of analyzing these infrastructure automation systems is needed to help understand and study the many system relationships that affect the overall security of the system. Modeling these systems is a very cost effective means of addressing the problem of security from an overall system view. The model presented in the document below provides a structured, cost effective approach to address technical security in process control systems

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Automated Office Systems Support (AOSS) Quality Assurance Model...  

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

assurance model, including checklists, for activity relative to network and desktop computer support. Automated Office Systems Support (AOSS) Quality Assurance Model More...

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Substation automation systems and IEC 61850: interoperability testing.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Dissertação de mest., Engenharia Electrónica e Telecomunicações, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. do Algarve, 2011 The Substation Automation System (SAS) is the backbone of… (more)

Evaristo, Henrique A. Guerreiro Dias

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An automated testing system for telephony software - A case study.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??As the complexity of software system increases, delivering quality software successfully becomes an ever more challenging task. Applying automated testing techniques effectively to the software… (more)

Zhou, Yingxiang Ingrid

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated two column generator systems for medical radionuclides  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This work describes automated chromatographic methods for the separation of medically useful radionuclides from source material containing their parent radionuclides. The separation techniques employ two chromatographic columns to ensure high chemical and radiochemical purity of the product radionuclide. The separations were performed using an automated system, the automated radionuclide separator (ARS2), consisting of syringe pumps and multiport valves controlled through a computer interface. Generator systems for 68Ga, 99mTc, 188Re and 213Bi will be described.

Daniel R. McAlister; E. Philip Horwitz

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generic planning and control of automated material handling systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper discusses the problem to design a generic planning and control architecture for automated material handling systems (AMHSs). We illustrate the relevance of this research direction, and then address three different market sectors where AMHSs ... Keywords: Automated material handling systems, Generic control architecture, Real-time scheduling

S. W. A. Haneyah; J. M. J. Schutten; P. C. Schuur; W. H. M. Zijm

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uniform System of Accounts for Gas Utilities (Maine)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This rule establishes a uniform system of accounts and annual report filing requirements for natural gas utilities operating in Maine.

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Honeywell modular automation system computer software documentation  

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The purpose of this Computer Software Document (CSWD) is to provide configuration control of the Honeywell Modular Automation System (MAS) in use at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP). The Honeywell MAS is used to control the thermal stabilization furnaces in glovebox HA-211. The PFP developed software is being updated to reflect the Polycube Processing and Unwashed Salt Thermal Stabilization program addition. The polycube processing program was installed per HNF-FMP-02-11162-R2. The functional test of the program was performed in JCS work package 22-02-1031, The unwashed salt item program was installed per HNF-FMP-03-16577-RO. The functional test of the program completed in JCS work package 22-03-00654.

STUBBS, A.M.

2003-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Honeywell Modular Automation System Acceptance Test Procedure  

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The purpose of this Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) is to verify the operability of the three new furnaces as controlled by the new Honeywell Modular Automation System (MAS). The Honeywell MAS is being installed in PFP to control the three thermal stabilization furnaces in glovebox HA-211. The ATP provides instructions for testing the configuration of the Honeywell MAS at the Plutonium Finishing Plant(PFP). The test will be a field test of the analog inputs, analog outputs, and software interlocks. The interlock test will check the digital input and outputs. Field equipment will not be connected forth is test. Simulated signals will be used to test thermocouple, limit switch, and vacuum pump inputs to the PLUMAS.

STUBBS, A.M.

1999-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated interferometric alignment system for paraboloidal mirrors  

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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.

Maxey, L. Curtis (Powell, TN)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated interferometric alignment system for paraboloidal mirrors  

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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.

Maxey, L.C.

1993-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated systems based Sample Search Results  

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automation and human tasks in complex systems. The methodology will be based on formal modeling, simulation... design of complex systems, including design of the automation and...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated test system Sample Search Results  

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Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: automated test system Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Automated Software System Analysis and Testing...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated paging system Sample Search Results  

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which ensue. In an adaptive system, by contrast, the flexibility in information or automation behavior... and performance automation subsystems in an adaptive system, but which...

59

Design and Fabrication of Security and Home Automation System  

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Home automation system was designed and fabricated for controlling of home appliances, gas detection and home security. The fabricated system could detect the ... the house or office and the operation of home app...

Eung Soo Kim; Min Sung Kim

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A robust automated system elucidates mouse home cage behavioral structure  

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A robust automated system elucidates mouse home cage behavioral structure Evan H. Gouldinga,1 , A of behavior exhibited by mice in their home cages reflect the function and interaction of numerous behavioral of organization across diverse behaviors has been difficult to achieve and automate. Here, we describe

Jiggins, Francis

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Automation of Calibration System for Dark Energy Survey  

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Automation of Calibration System for Dark Energy Survey Jason Wise1, J. P. Rheault1, D. L. DePoy1 1 from gravitational interactions. The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a sky survey designed to find. Abstract DECalS is a fully automated remote control program for the Dark Energy Survey spectrophotometric

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Fire Protection System Account Request Form | Department of Energy  

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Fire Protection System Account Request Form Fire Protection System Account Request Form Fire Protection System Account Request Form 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 complete the form, save the file and email it to HSSUserSupport@hq.doe.gov or print and fax it to 301-903-9823. We will provide a username and password to new account holders. Please allow several business days to process your account request. When your request is approved, you will be contacted with your account information. Fire Protection System Account Request Form More Documents & Publications CAIRS Registration Form Microsoft Word - PARS II User Acct Access Guide.rtf PARS Domain User Maintenance Function Support Team Guide (v

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A Distributed Facilities Automation System For IBM Buildings  

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protocol. This will allow the facility manager to take advantage of the expertise of ~any control system suppliers while retaining central control, override authority, and specialized manage ment functions. A distributed facilities automation system... protocol. This will allow the facility manager to take advantage of the expertise of ~any control system suppliers while retaining central control, override authority, and specialized manage ment functions. A distributed facilities automation system...

Houle, W. D. Sr.

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Java Automation Controller and Real-Time Systems  

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Java Automation Controller and Real-Time Systems Java Automation Controller and Real-Time Systems Speaker(s): Greg Bollella Date: June 29, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Java has always been a disruptive technology and now it is breaking the mold in industrial, process, building, and transportation automation systems. For many years, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), the digital versions of old relay-based control systems (such as that used in the NYC Subway system in the late 1800s) have primarily controlled these systems. PLCs are the workhorses of the controls industry but the market is characterized by proprietary, closed, expensive, special-purpose solutions. A Java-based automation controller breaks the mold by allowing control algorithms, which require strict real-time capabilities, to run on

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One IBM Plant's Approach to Automated Control System Standards  

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ONE IBM PLANT'S APPROACH"TO AUTOMATED CONTROL SYSTEM STANDARDS John P. Cilia International Business Machines Corporation Poughkeepsie, New York ABSTRACT INSTRUMENTATION STANDARDS The trend toward lower cost of new technologies in building... Facilities Automation Control System (IPDFACS) standards used in the bidding process, the philosophy behind them, the type of instrumentation specified to be installed, and how to maintain this complex DDDC system. INTRODUCTION The lower cost of chips...

Cilia, J. P.

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

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V-205: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java V-205: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java Multiple Vulnerabilities V-205: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java Multiple Vulnerabilities July 29, 2013 - 4:20am Addthis PROBLEM: 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 certain sensitive information and gain escalated privileges and by malicious people to disclose certain sensitive information, manipulate certain data, bypass certain security restrictions, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), and compromise a vulnerable system. PLATFORM: The weakness and the vulnerabilities are reported in versions 3.1 through 3.2.2 running on AIX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows.

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PR-PR: Cross-Platform Laboratory Automation System  

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Following our previous PR-PR report, it remained to demonstrate PR-PR as a cross-platform laboratory automation system, with support for liquid-handling robotics beyond the Tecan Freedom Evo platform, as well as for entirely distinct device categories including microfluidic devices, human languages (e.g., English), and even non-liquid-handling devices such as automated microscopy systems. ... Here, we report the development and deployment of a web-based software tool, j5, which automates the design of scar-less multipart DNA assembly protocols including SLIC, Gibson, CPEC, and Golden Gate. ...

Gregory Linshiz; Nina Stawski; Garima Goyal; Changhao Bi; Sean Poust; Monica Sharma; Vivek Mutalik; Jay D. Keasling; Nathan J. Hillson

2014-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Security Assessment of Communication Networks for Integrated Substation Automation Systems  

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To assess the security of communication networks for integrated substation automation systems, a systematic approach based on ... to communication networks between the control center and substations through the a...

Huisheng Gao; Xuejiao Dai

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Study of Substation Automation Remote Communication for Multi-granularity Access Control System  

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This paper based on the demands of access control of substation automation system, analyzed two operation objects of ... can fulfill the needs of access control in substation automation.

Lichun Shi; Haimei Xiao

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Price Server System for Automated Critical Peak Pricing  

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Price Server System for Automated Critical Peak Pricing Price Server System for Automated Critical Peak Pricing Speaker(s): David S. Watson Date: June 3, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3148 Overview of current California Energy Commission (CEC)/Demand Response Research Center (DRRC) Auto-CPP project: This summer, some select commercial CPP customers of PG&E will have the option of joining the Automated Critical Peak Pricing pilot. The pilot will have the same tariffs as standard CPP programs, but will include an added feature: automated shedding of electric loads. Through use of the Price Server System, day-ahead CPP event signals initiated by PG&E will ultimately cause electric loads to be automatically curtailed on commercial customer sites. These optional predetermined shed strategies will occur without

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automation simulation system Sample Search...  

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Summary: Information and Reservation System" "Automated Phone Book Management System" "Simulation of Searching Family... HMI" "Security System Simulator" "Performance Comparison...

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Analysis of the role of an interfacility SNM accounting system  

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) undertook the task of analyzing the actual and potential value of an interfacility NRC material accounting system in deterring and detecting both material diversion and facility material accounting data falsification. The most important conclusion is that only relatively minor changes are needed to upgrade the current NRC interfacility reporting system. The emphasis of the task was on evaluating the usefulness of an NRC-monitored material accounting information system in providing protection against accounting fraud at the plant management or corporate level. The Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS) and the NRC Safeguards Status Report System (SSRS), the principal constituents of the current interfacility NRC material accounting information system, are described. Their relationship is shown in two information flow diagrams. Deterministic accounting checks and balances are discussed, both for the current NRC interfacility material accounting system and for an upgraded system. Detection mechanisms are described that would use currently available data and that could be exercised by the NRC in its safeguards management role. Additional checks and balances are recommended, with corresponding changes in data reporting requirements, to upgrade NRC interfacility material accounting system.

McDonnel, J.L.; Chilton, P.D.; Kufahl, G.E.; Vergari, A.A.; Dunn, D.R.

1982-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Test Coverage Measurement for Reactor Protection System Software  

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Automated Test Coverage Measurement for Reactor Protection System Software Implemented in Function- ing a case study using test cases prepared by domain experts for reactor protection system software) are widely used to implement safety- critical systems such as nuclear reactor protection systems, testing

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RPP Computer Automated Surveillance System (CASS) to Tank Monitor and Control System (TMACS) transfer project plan  

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Management plan to ensure the orderly, systematic transfer of alarms from the retired Computer Automated Surveillance System (CASS) to the Tank Monitor and Control System (TMACS).

SHIPLER, C.E.

1999-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Security plan for the Automated Transportation Management System  

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The Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) is an unclassified non-sensitive system consisting of hardware and software designed to facilitate the shipment of goods for the US Department of Energy (DOE). The system is secured against waste, fraud, abuse, misuse, and programming errors through a series of security measures that are discussed in detail in this document.

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1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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KSL Kuttler Automation Systems GmbH | Open Energy Information  

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KSL Kuttler Automation Systems GmbH KSL Kuttler Automation Systems GmbH Jump to: navigation, search Name KSL-Kuttler Automation Systems GmbH Place Dauchingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Zip 78083 Sector Solar Product KSL-Kuttler Automation Systems GmbH is a manufacturer of automation systems for the PCB-industry and solar industry. KSL Kuttler was acquired by Suntech in April 2008. Coordinates 48.090319°, 8.552377° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":48.090319,"lon":8.552377,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Reliability and component importance analysis of substation automation systems  

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This paper aims to present a comprehensive technique to quantitatively assess the reliability of substation automation systems. The technique is based on the tie-sets methodology. In order to demonstrate the application of the proposed technique, a variety of substation automation architectures is first introduced. The associated reliability block diagrams as well as the exact system reliability are then given. The impacts and the degree of importance of various components on the reliability of substation automation systems are presented. Two suitable measures of importance are selected. The first is the Birnbaum’s measure used to determine the bottleneck of the system reliability. The second measure uses criticality importance to diagnose failures and generating repair or inspection checklists.

Hamze Hajian-Hoseinabadi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Automated Systems Inc IAUS | Open Energy Information  

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International Automated Systems Inc IAUS International Automated Systems Inc IAUS Jump to: navigation, search Name International Automated Systems Inc (IAUS) Place Salem, Utah Zip 84653 Product Has developed a lens-based technology for concentrating heat in STEGSs, which it plans to deploy at projects. Coordinates 42.554485°, -88.110549° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.554485,"lon":-88.110549,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Automating the Selection of Fenestration Systems to Best Meet Daylighting  

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Automating the Selection of Fenestration Systems to Best Meet Daylighting Automating the Selection of Fenestration Systems to Best Meet Daylighting Performance Goals Title Automating the Selection of Fenestration Systems to Best Meet Daylighting Performance Goals Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-53003 Year of Publication 2003 Authors Fernandes, Luis L., and Konstantinos M. Papamichael Conference Name 2003 International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference Date Published 02/2003 Conference Location Eindhoven, Netherlands Call Number LBNL-53003 Abstract Traditional selection of fenestration systems follows a trial-and-error approach, i.e., iterative selection of fenestration systems and evaluation of their performance through the use of simulation tools and techniques. This paper is about the development of a new method, which inverts traditional practice, i.e., aims at automated selection of fenestration systems that best meet specific lighting performance goals. The new method is based on manipulation of matrices that represent the optical properties of fenestration systems, the propagation of light in interior spaces, and the outdoors luminous conditions. The method follows two steps: 1) the determination of the luminous flux distribution originating from the location of the fenestration that best meets the desired lighting performance goals and 2) the selection of the fenestration system that comes closer to producing the desired flux distribution from the outdoor daylight distribution.

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Harrison Radiator Division's Energy Management, Reporting and Accounting System  

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HARRISON RADIATOR DIVISION'S ENERGY MANAGEMENT, REPORTING and ACCOUNTING SYSTEM Ronald J. Goubeaux Harrison Radiator Division Lockport, New York ABSTRACT Energy management is essential for obtaining the lowest possible product..., farm equipment, small aircraft and other types of vehicles. The energy management, reporting and accounting system that is covered in this paper is operating in Harrison's West Complex of the New York Operations located in Lockport, Western...

Goubeaux, R. J.

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

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by capitalizing their quality advantage, sustainable growing practices and social impact. Many of these rely cooperatives monitor the growing practices of their members through internal control systems, ensuring for internal control at a coffee co- operative. Our goals were to improve the efficiency of this process

Parikh, Tapan S.

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

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

Polany, Rany

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Robo-AO automated intelligent queue system  

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Robo-AO is the first automated laser adaptive optics instrument. In just its second year of scientific operations, it has completed the largest adaptive optics surveys to date, each comprising thousands of targets. Robo-AO uses a fully automated queue scheduling system that selects targets based on criteria entered on a per observing program or per target basis, and includes the ability to coordinate with US Strategic Command automatically to avoid lasing space assets. This enables Robo-AO to select among thousands of targets at a time, and achieve an average observation rate of approximately 20 targets per hour.

Riddle, Reed L; Papadopoulos, Athanasios; Baranec, Christoph; Law, Nicholas M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual design of an aircraft automated coating removal system  

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Paint stripping of the U.S. Air Force`s large transport aircrafts is currently a labor-intensive, manual process. Significant reductions in costs, personnel and turnaround time can be accomplished by the judicious use of automation in some process tasks. This paper presents the conceptual design of a coating removal systems for the tail surfaces of the C-5 plane. Emphasis is placed on the technology selection to optimize human-automation synergy with respect to overall costs, throughput, quality, safety, and reliability. Trade- offs between field-proven vs. research-requiring technologies, and between expected gain vs. cost and complexity, have led to a conceptual design which is semi-autonomous (relying on the human for task specification and disturbance handling) yet incorporates sensor- based automation (for sweep path generation and tracking, surface following, stripping quality control and tape/breach handling).

Baker, J.E.; Draper, J.V.; Pin, F.G.; Primm, A.H.; Shekhar, S.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing of complex IEC 61850 based substation automation systems  

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The integration of multifunctional intelligent substation devices (ISDs), in complex substation or power plant automation systems, requires the development of methods and tools for their testing that will ensure the correct operation of protection, control, monitoring, recording and metering functions, under normal and abnormal system conditions. The new IEC 61850 standard for communication networks and systems in substations allows the development of high-speed peer-to-peer communications based distributed applications, based on multicast of status changes or sampled analogue values. This paper details the requirements for the testing of complex substation automation systems. The testing methods need to correspond to the functional hierarchy of the substation automation system. Functional element testing, integration and system testing are discussed. Systems with Substation Bus only, and with both Process Bus and Substation Bus, are considered. A method for the testing of both types of system is proposed, based on a specific order of system components testing. Solutions for the testing of the individual components of the IEC 61850 based system, as well as for the testing of distributed applications, are described at the end of the paper.

Alexander Apostolov

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Automated Tool for Supporting FMEAs of Digital Systems  

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Although designs of digital systems can be very different from each other, they typically use many of the same types of generic digital components. Determining the impacts of the failure modes of these generic components on a digital system can be used to support development of a reliability model of the system. A novel approach was proposed for such a purpose by decomposing the system into a level of the generic digital components and propagating failure modes to the system level, which generally is time-consuming and difficult to implement. To overcome the associated issues of implementing the proposed FMEA approach, an automated tool for a digital feedwater control system (DFWCS) has been developed in this study. The automated FMEA tool is in nature a simulation platform developed by using or recreating the original source code of the different module software interfaced by input and output variables that represent physical signals exchanged between modules, the system, and the controlled process. For any given failure mode, its impacts on associated signals are determined first and the variables that correspond to these signals are modified accordingly by the simulation. Criteria are also developed, as part of the simulation platform, to determine whether the system has lost its automatic control function, which is defined as a system failure in this study. The conceptual development of the automated FMEA support tool can be generalized and applied to support FMEAs for reliability assessment of complex digital systems.

Yue,M.; Chu, T.-L.; Martinez-Guridi, G.; Lehner, J.

2008-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Chip breaking system for automated machine tool  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

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

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Final Draft Building Automation Systems Design and Construction Standards October 3rd , 2013 1 Building Automation System Design and Construction Standards University of Rochester Utilities and Energy Automation Systems Design and Construction Standards October 3rd , 2013 2 University of Rochester Building

Portman, Douglas

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

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Abstract Systems for home automation are a necessary component for intelligent smart homes to provide semantically rich unification over a range of home- and web-based automation systems. 1. Introduction Whilst a number of automation systems for smart homes are available commercially, their use

Dobson, Simon

90

Robotic control architecture development for automated nuclear material handling systems  

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is engaged in developing automated systems for handling materials for mixed waste treatment, nuclear pyrochemical processing, and weapon components disassembly. In support of these application areas there is an extensive robotic development program. This paper will describe the portion of this effort at LLNL devoted to control system architecture development, and review two applications currently being implemented which incorporate these technologies.

Merrill, R.D.; Hurd, R.; Couture, S.; Wilhelmsen, K.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Development and Evaluation of an Automated Annotation Pipeline and cDNA Annotation System  

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Development and Evaluation of an Automated Annotation Pipeline and cDNA Annotation System Takeya, including an automated annotation pipeline that provides high-quality preliminary annotation for each

Gough, Julian

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Automated Fault Location In Smart Distribution Systems  

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measured at the power substation during a single phase to ground fault clearance [17] .............................................. 111 Figure 26 Analyzed signal using wavelet transform from phase B current during a fault [17..., but are not limited to, substation and feeder relay, intelligent controllers for capacitor bank switches or reclosers, Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) systems installed at the customer sites, power quality meters installed at strategic locations in the system, low...

Lotfifard, Saeed

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford site Computer Automated Mapping Information System (CAMIS)  

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The Computer Automated Mapping Information System (CAMIS) provides sitewide, networked access to CAD based geographically referenced data. CAMIS allows multiple organizations to maintain and share their data. Information collected and managed according to site-wide standards, enables each organization to focus their limited resources on data issues tied to their own discipline without having to collect or manage reference data outside their respective domains. Sharing information also minimizes redundant data and helps improve the overall quality of the sites` data resources.

Rush, S.F. [ICF Kaiser Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An automated miniature robotic vehicle inspection system  

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A novel, autonomous reconfigurable robotic inspection system for quantitative NDE mapping is presented. The system consists of a fleet of wireless (802.11g) miniature robotic vehicles, each approximately 175 × 125 × 85 mm with magnetic wheels that enable them to inspect industrial structures such as storage tanks, chimneys and large diameter pipe work. The robots carry one of a number of payloads including a two channel MFL sensor, a 5 MHz dry coupled UT thickness wheel probe and a machine vision camera that images the surface. The system creates an NDE map of the structure overlaying results onto a 3D model in real time. The authors provide an overview of the robot design, data fusion algorithms (positioning and NDE) and visualization software.

Dobie, Gordon; Summan, Rahul; MacLeod, Charles; Pierce, Gareth; Galbraith, Walter [Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 204 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1XW (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Enhancement of the Automated Concrete Evaluation System (ACES)  

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The objective of this proposed research is to improve and expand the detection and analysis capabilities of the automated, concrete evaluation (ACE) system. MoDOT and Honeywell jointly developed this system. The focus of this proposed research will be on the following: Coordination of concrete imaging efforts with other states, Validation and testing of the ACE system on a broad range of concrete samples, and Identification and development of software and hardware enhancements. These enhancements will meet the needs of diverse users in the field of concrete materials, construction, and research.

Baumgart,C.W.; Cave,S.P.; Linder,K.E.

2002-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Monitoring System for Waste Disposal Sites and Groundwater  

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A proposal submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science and Technology, Accelerated Site Technology Deployment (ASTD) program to deploy an automated monitoring system for waste disposal sites and groundwater, herein referred to as the ''Automated Monitoring System,'' was funded in fiscal year (FY) 2002. This two-year project included three parts: (1) deployment of cellular telephone modems on existing dataloggers, (2) development of a data management system, and (3) development of Internet accessibility. The proposed concept was initially (in FY 2002) to deploy cellular telephone modems on existing dataloggers and partially develop the data management system at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). This initial effort included both Bechtel Nevada (BN) and the Desert Research Institute (DRI). The following year (FY 2003), cellular modems were to be similarly deployed at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and the early data management system developed at the NTS was to be brought to those locations for site-specific development and use. Also in FY 2003, additional site-specific development of the complete system was to be conducted at the NTS. To complete the project, certain data, depending on site-specific conditions or restrictions involving distribution of data, were to made available through the Internet via the DRI/Western Region Climate Center (WRCC) WEABASE platform. If the complete project had been implemented, the system schematic would have looked like the figure on the following page.

S. E. Rawlinson

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Accounting for Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Bioenergy Systems  

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Researchers have recently argued that there is a 'critical climate accounting error' and that we should say 'goodbye to carbon neutral' for bioenergy. Many other analysts have published opionions on the same topic, and the US Environmental Protection Agency posted a specific call for information. The currently burning questions for carbon accounting is how to deal with bioenergy. The questions arises because, unlike for fossil fuels, burning of biomass fuels represents part of a cycle in which combustion releases back to the atmosphere carbon that was earlier removed from the atmosphere by growing plants. In a sustainable system, plants will again remove the carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) from the atmosphere. Conceptually, it is clear that there are no net emissions of the greenhouse gas CO{sub 2} if biomass is harvested and combusted at the same rate that biomass grows and removes CO{sub 2} from the atmosphere. The problem lies in the fact that growth and combustion do not occur at the same time or in the same place, and our accounting system boundaries - spatial and temporal - frequently do not provide full and balanced accounting. When the first comprehensive guidelines for estimating national greenhouse gas emissions and sinks were put together by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, they noted that it has been argued that CO{sub 2} emissions resulting from bioenergy consumption should not be included in a country's official emission inventory because there are no net emissions if the biomass is produced sustainably, and if the biomass is not produced sustainably, the loss of carbon will be captured as part of the accounting for emissions from land-use change. In the same philosophical vein, the Kyoto Protocol provides that emissions or sinks of CO{sub 2} from land-use change and forestry activities be measured as the 'verifiable changes in carbon stocks'. From these has grown the convention that emissions from biomass fuels are generally not counted as part of emissions inventories, and biomass energy is sometimes referred to as being 'carbon neutral.' But what happens when a forest is harvested for fuel but takes 60 years to regrow or when biomass is harvested in a country that is not party to an international accord but is burned in a country that is party to an international accord? Biomass energy is only truly 'carbon neutral' if we get the system boundaries right. They need to make sure that the accounting methodology is compatible with our needs and realities in management and policy.

Marland, Gregg [ORNL

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Reference Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical Power  

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

Reference Model 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 Stamp, Technical Lead Michael Berg, Co-Technical Lead Michael Baca, Project Lead This work was conducted for the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability under Contract M64SCADSNL Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. 2 Contents 1 Executive Summary.................................................................................................3 2 Introduction..............................................................................................................4

100

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

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

Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Michael Brambley, Ph.D. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael.Brambley@pnnl.gov (509) 375-6875 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Problem Statement * Less than 10% of the buildings have building automation systems (BAS) * Over 90% of buildings stock either: - small (<5,000 sf) or - medium-sized (between 5,000 sf and 50,000 sf)

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101

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

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Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Michael Brambley, Ph.D. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael.Brambley@pnnl.gov (509) 375-6875 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Problem Statement * Less than 10% of the buildings have building automation systems (BAS) * Over 90% of buildings stock either: - small (<5,000 sf) or - medium-sized (between 5,000 sf and 50,000 sf)

102

Implementation of embedded Ethernet based on hardware protocol stack in substation automation system  

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Embedded Ethernet technology has been utilized increasingly widely as the communication mode in the substation automation system (SAS). This paper introduces...

Qiang Ma ? ?; Jianguo Zhao ???; Bingxu Liu ???

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Modern infrastructure automation systems are threatened by cyber attack. Their higher visibility in recent years and the increasing use of modern information technology (IT) components contribute...

104

Automated piecewise power-law modeling of biological systems  

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Machina, Machina, A., et al., Automated piecewise power-law modeling of biological systems. J. Biotechnol. (2010), doi:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2009.12.016 ARTICLE IN PRESS G Model BIOTEC-5384; No. of Pages 12 Journal of Biotechnology xxx (2010) xxx-xxx Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Biotechnology j o u r n a l h o m e p a g e : w w w . e l s e v i e r . c o m / l o c a t e / j b i o t e c Automated piecewise power-law modeling of biological systems Anna Machina a,b,1,2 , Arkady Ponosov b,2 , Eberhard O. Voit a,∗ a Integrative BioSystems Institute and Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 313 Ferst Drive, Suite 4103, Atlanta, GA 30332-0535, United States b Centre for Integrative Genetics (CIGENE), CIGENE, Arboretveien 6, 1432 Ås, Norway a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 20 August 2009 Received in revised form 16 December 2009 Accepted

105

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

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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 systems located...

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

106

Automated questionnaire for sensitive positions, SF-86 (QSP system)  

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In 1988, the office of Personnel Management drastically revised the investigative form used as a source document in conducting background investigations. To manually produce the revised form, the Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions, the Westinghouse Hanford Company/Boeing Computer Services, Richland, Inc., would have required an estimated increased staff effort of 32%. One alternative was to create a computer-aided system, the Automated Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions. Through development and implementation of the system, the need for additional staffing has been eliminated, the predetermined reinvestigation submission quotas have been maintained, and the Office of Personnel Management rejection rate has been reduced to less than 1%. There are currently 20 known facilities successfully using the US Department of Energy and Office of Personnel Management approved Automated Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions. By storing a facsimile of the Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions form in the laser printer's memory, using electronic forms-generation software, an applicant or employee data file is merged with this electronic form image and printed together as one form. The applicant or employee data can be retained indefinitely with minimal file updates for the five-year reinvestigation or other investigations, as needed.

Fisher, M.J.; Deatherage, K.W. (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States) Boeing Computer Services Co., Richland, WA (United States))

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

KMS fusion system resource accounting and performance measurement system for RSX11M V3. 2  

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Version 3.2 of the KMS FUSION accounting system is aimed at providing the user of RSX11M V3.2 with a versatile tool for measuring the performance of the operating system, tuning the system, and providing sufficient usage statistics so that the system manager can implement chargeback accounting if it is required by the installation. Sufficient hooks are provided so that the intrepid user can expand the system substantially beyond what is currently provided.

Downward, J.G.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

A Mobile Automated Tomographic Gamma Scanning System - 13231  

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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)

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)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Home Automation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this paper I briefly discuss the importance of home automation system. Going in to the details I briefly present a real time designed and implemented software and hardware oriented house automation research project, capable of automating house's electricity and providing a security system to detect the presence of unexpected behavior.

Ahmed, Zeeshan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

DYNAMIC CONTROL OF A FLOW-RACK AUTOMATED STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM  

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DYNAMIC CONTROL OF A FLOW-RACK AUTOMATED STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM Khalid HACHEMI*, **, Hassane (CPN) for a flow-rack automated storage and retrieval system. The AS/RS is modelled using Coloured Petri nets, the developed model has been used to capture and provide the rack state. We introduce

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

111

Modelling and Verification of Automated Transit Systems, Using Timed Automata, Invariants and  

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Modelling and Verification of Automated Transit Systems, Using Timed Automata, Invariants in automated transit systems. The problems we consider are in- spired by design work in the Personal Rapid and Simulations Nancy Lynch * Laboratory for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Lynch, Nancy

112

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Modelling and Veri cation of Automated Transit Systems, using Timed Automata, Invariants in automated transit systems. The problems we consider are in- spired by design work in the Personal Rapid and Simulations Nancy Lynch ? Laboratory for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Lynch, Nancy

113

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Building automation systems (BAS) are concerned with control and monitoring of buildings, while alarm systems or physical access control), · control the climate in the building/supervise and control operating and energy costs Realization and Experiences with a Low-Cost Building Automation Security Testbed

Behnke, Sven

114

Requirements Specification for and Evaluation of an Automated Substation Monitoring System  

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, without to much disruption in power supply to the users, Equipment Condition Monitoring (ECM) has to beRequirements Specification for and Evaluation of an Automated Substation Monitoring System Mladen for the Automated Analysis Substation System (AASS) implemented at Texas A&M University, aimed at monitoring

115

Small and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs Scoping  

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

Small and Medium-Sized Building Automation Small and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs Scoping Study Small and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs Scoping Study The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting a scoping research study of small- and medium-sized building automation and control system needs. Project Description This project seeks to develop a scoping study to identify the building automation system needs-such as end-uses and systems to be controlled-and control capabilities for small- and medium-sized buildings. Researchers also plan to develop a case study to show that building controls for small- and medium-sized buildings can be cost-effective. The monitoring needs to ensure proper and persistent operations will also be identified.

116

Wind Measurement and Archival under the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS): User Concerns and Opportunity for Improvement  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The National Weather Service, as a part of its modernization effort, is implementing the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS). Much discussion has occurred about various aspects of ASOS versus the current system of manual and automated ...

Mark D. Powell

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Q: What are you (DOE) looking for in your accounting system review  

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

Accounting Systems Accounting Systems Accounting Systems Question: Why are you doing an accounting system review, what are you (DOE) looking for, and what do you need from me? Answer: DOE policy requires an accounting system review when we have not previously funded an organization. The standards for an acceptable financial system are found at 10 C.F.R. 600.121, 600.220, and 600.311. The specific requirements differ slightly by type of organization but common to all is the need for an accounting system that is adequate for the accumulation and segregation of costs on a project-by-project basis. Also your system must have controls and be able to account for all funds, property, and other assets. Your accounting system must be adequate to permit the reports we require.

118

Coupled robot-flow injection analysis system for fully automated determination of total polyphenols in olive oil  

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Coupled robot-flow injection analysis system for fully automated determination of total polyphenols in olive oil ...

Jose A. Garcia-Mesa; M. Dolores Luque de Castro; Miguel Valcarcel

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Development of control system to automate the PCB pin insertion process  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Isaac, Rejin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Implementation and design of a communication system of an agent-based automated substation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A substation system requires that communication be transmitted reliably, ... the communication system of an agent-based automated substation is introduced. The running principle is discussed ... realization of th...

Yong-jun Lin; Yu-tao Liu; Dan-hui Zhang

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

A study of an embedded community network system in home automation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This article proposes an embedded system of home automation in a community network The system includes a home security monitor and a home energy monitor. The home security monitor uses sensors and micro switches ...

Chun-Liang Chen

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and intriguing considering that improving medical systems can save the lives of patients. The Intelligent System and Automation Laboratory at the University of Kansas has created a prototype machine with the goal of making the process of medical slide specimen...

Wurtz, Joshua James

2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

123

Functions and Requirements and Specifications for Replacement of the Computer Automated Surveillance System (CASS)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This functions, requirements and specifications document defines the baseline requirements and criteria for the design, purchase, fabrication, construction, installation, and operation of the system to replace the Computer Automated Surveillance System (CASS) alarm monitoring.

SCAIEF, C.C.

1999-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

124

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, allow free composition, and are efficient for classification and analysis of models, allowing rapidAutomated Design Methodology for Mechatronic Systems Using Bond Graphs and Genetic Programming University, zhangbai@egr.msu.edu Abstract This paper suggests an automated design methodology

Fernandez, Thomas

125

Automated Construction of Fast and Accurate System-Level Models For Wireless Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Automated Construction of Fast and Accurate System-Level Models For Wireless Sensor Networks Lan S are evaluated via simulation. Notably, one such automatically produced model outperforms the most advanced design decisions. The modeling work in this paper is part of a project on automated synthesis of sensor

Dick, Robert

126

Automated system for permeability and electrical conductivity of low-permeability reservoir rock  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An automated laboratory control and measurement system for liquid permeability and electrical conductivity of low permeability reservoir rock as a function of confining pressure has been constructed and tested. The system is controlled by a desktop computer with digital I/0, ADC and IEEE-488 interfaces. Computer programs and flow charts are presented for the automated system and for application of portions of the system to other laboratory experiments.

Jennings, J.B.; Raible, C.J.; Carroll, H.B. Jr.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Application experience with the diaglog automated diagnostic system  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Operating experience over the last year with the DIAGLOG automated diagnostic system has shown that operating events at a 230 KV substation for selected line terminals can be monitored and diagnosed. DIAGLOG is a Diagnostic Logic System which has been applied to substation diagnostics under EPRI Project RP1359-20. Reporting data from an instrumented substation has been used to operate the diagnostic system when a significant event is reported. Lessons learned and the significance of monitor point selection are discussed. The use of maintenance alerts f or indicating when equipment is starting to operate out of specification as well as failure reports to tell when a misoperation has occurred are discussed. when a misoperation is detected, then the diagnostics can be asked to perform a troubleshooting procedure to identify what item has failed to operate correctly. Both primary and secondary relay operations are combined in the model logic, and near and remote events are recognized through monitoring of the carrier set activity.

Andre, B. [ANDTEK Inc. Huntsville, AL (United States); Smith, L. [Alabama Power, Birmingham, AL (United States)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) General System Description  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Generator System $ 4,300 135 $ 580,500 Hydrogen Fuel Cell $ 5,500 135 $ 742,500 4 #12;Life Cycle Cost;ACU Option Comparison Battery Bank to power Hydrogen Fuel Engine Generator the existing UPS Cell at 884 sites nationwide, normally at airports · System has two distinct subsystems: Field installed

129

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

None

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Automation of airlift scheduling for the upgraded command and control system of military airlift command  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This report describes a conceptual design for automation of the scheduling of airlift activities as part of the current upgrade of the MAC C2 System. It defines the airlift scheduling problem in generic terms before reviewing ...

Simpson, R. W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Study on integrated automation system of traction substation for express railway lines  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The structure and function of integrated automation system of traction substation for express electric railway lines developed by our university are discussed in this paper. The paper mainly describes the function installation of monitoring and communication ...

Gao Shibin; Chen Xiaochuan; Wang Qian; Wang Ren; Chen Weirong; Xiong Liebin

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Architecting global automation systems over a distributed multi-agent infrastructure  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this work we present an agent-based architecture for Global Automation Systems. The architecture follows a layered abstract model that allows decoupling design responsibilities, promotes high cohesion within layers and clearly emphasizes the environment. ...

Franco Guidi-Polanco; Claudio Cubillos; Giuseppe Menga

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Chauhan, Karan

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Automated material handling systems: an approach to robust layout planning of AMHS  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The simulation-based layout planning of automated material handling systems (AMHS) for microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing demands adequate simulation models. An approach for measuring and quantifying the AMHS layout performance of alternative ...

Roland Sturm; Joachim Seidelmann; Johann Dorner; Kevin Reddig

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Building America Expert Meeting: Minutes from Automated Home Energy Management System  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

These meeting minutes are from the U.S. Department of Energy Building America program expert meeting titled "Automated Home Energy Management System," held on October 1-2, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.

136

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Cummings, M.L.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

FEMP Presents Its Newest On-Demand eTraining Course on Building Automation Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) has launched its latest eTraining Course, Building Automation Systems for Existing Federal Facilities for no-cost, on-demand access.

138

Test Automation Test Automation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Mousavi, Mohammad

139

Automation Performance Index.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Automation is intended to improve overall building performance. Building Automation Systems (BAS) are attractive and popular due to their promise of increased operational effectiveness. BAS… (more)

Makarechi, Shariar

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Accurate Energy Attribution and Accounting for Multi-core Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

us- age information. Our system utilizes runtime direct en- ergy measurements that provide accurate per-component energy usage

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

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

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

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

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

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

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

Regan, John Frederick

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

143

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning Tim Salsbury and Rick Diamond Lawrence Berkeley of the commissioning of HVAC systems. The approach is based on software that generates a sequence of test signals for new and retrofit projects. Introduction The performance of many HVAC systems is limited more by poor

Diamond, Richard

144

Evaluation of Transit Operations: Data Applications of Tri-Met's Automated Bus Dispatching System  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Evaluation of Transit Operations: Data Applications of Tri-Met's Automated Bus Dispatching System Dispatch System Tri-Met's BDS was installed in 1997 and became fully operational in 1998. Its main features Transportation System (APTS) technology has been motivated by transit providers' desire to improve service

Bertini, Robert L.

145

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

None

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Barcode Automation (BCAuto) for Los Alamos Material Control and Accountability System  

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The plutonium facility is actively processing material on a daily basis at LANL (4000-5000 transactions/month): (1) Physical operations, material transformations, material mixing, splitting, etc.; and (2) Electronic manipulations resulting primarily from updated NDA measurements. Improvements in efficiency and effectiveness are essential due to impacts of recent Voluntary Separation Program and the need to meet mission requirements with fewer personnel. New storage requirements (DOE M 441.1-1, Nuclear Material Packaging Manual) to protect worker safety require tracking of material and its corresponding container over long periods of time. Material at Risk tracking is essential to protect public safety and to ensure continuous operations to meet national security mission needs.

Martinez, Benny J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chang, Hee Jin [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Precursor systems analyses of automated highway systems. Activity area C. Automated check-out. Final report, September 1993-November 1994  

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The activity evaluates potential automatic-to-manual transition scenarios in terms of relative feasibility, safety, cost, and social implications. The check-out alternatives range from minimal testing of the operator and the vehicle to extensive testing of the operator and vehicle. The vehicle functions analysis presents a summary of functions that are critical to safe manual operation and proposes several options for validation. Two possible check-out processes are discussed, one intended for AHS lanes dedicated to automated traffic, and one intended for mixed mode lanes in which AHS and non-AHS vehicles are traveling. The transition to manual control will involve preparing the driver to resume manual operation prior to release of vehicle functions. Proposed tasks which could be used to determine that the driver is ready to receive control of the automated vehicle are examined.

Mangarelli, F.; Cochran, A.; Craig, D.; Michael, B.; Halseth, M.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Automated Analysis of Fault-Tolerance in Distributed Systems Scott D. Stoller y  

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Automated Analysis of Fault-Tolerance in Distributed Systems #3; Scott D. Stoller y Computer satisfy in speci#12;ed failure scenarios. Our analysis method is to compute, for each failure scenario for which the user speci#12;ed a fault-tolerance requirement, an MFG representing the system's communication

Schneider, Fred B.

149

World Automation Congress 2010 TSI Press. USING A FUZZY LOGIC CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AN XPILOT  

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World Automation Congress © 2010 TSI Press. USING A FUZZY LOGIC CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AN XPILOT COMBAT {ahubley, parker}@conncoll.edu ABSTRACT--Fuzzy logic controllers provide a means of reasoning in uncertain systems. In this paper, we use fuzzy logic to develop a more versatile controller that can deal

Parker, Gary B.

150

EFFICIENT VEHICLE TRACKING AND CLASSIFICATION FOR AN AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM  

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surveillance system needs to detect vehicles and classify them if possible. Generating vehicle trajectoriesEFFICIENT VEHICLE TRACKING AND CLASSIFICATION FOR AN AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM Amol to detect the pose of a vehicle in the 3D world. This information is used in a model-based vehicle detection

Nicolescu, Mircea

151

THE LHC EXPERIMENT CONTROL SYSTEM: ON THE PATH TO FULL AUTOMATION  

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THE LHC EXPERIMENT CONTROL SYSTEM: ON THE PATH TO FULL AUTOMATION C. Gaspar, F. Alessio, L. Cardoso, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, OX11 0QX, UK Abstract LHCb is a large experiment at the LHC are based on the PVSS SCADA System complemented by a control Framework developed in common for the 4 LHC

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

152

Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response  

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potential role of home automation networks in implementinghow existing and future home automation systems may providehome networks" and "home automation" are frequently used

McParland, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

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

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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.

Gonder, J.; Brown, A.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) Building  

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

Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) Building Management System Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) Building Management System The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting research into distributed intelligent-automated demand response (DIADR) building management systems. Project Description This project aims to develop a DIADR building management system with intelligent optimization and control algorithms for demand management, taking into account a multitude of factors affecting cost including: Comfort Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) Lighting Other building systems Climate Usage and occupancy patterns. The key challenge is to provide the demand response the ability to address more and more complex building systems that include a variety of loads,

155

An accounting system for a Class I motor common carrier of property  

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Association discloses that of 2310 Class I carriexs nearly 1900 reported revenues far the year ended December 31, 1948, of less then ane million dollars. l Tkd, s condition suggests that if sn accounting system is to have broad ayplieatian it should... be designed to meet the requirements of eerxiers whose ennea gross revenues do nct emceed one aQLien ~. Therefore, the accounting system yresentecL herein bas been constructed for use by this class of' carriex. Motor Carriex Account Problems There are two...

Packenham, Edward S

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

156

A Fully Automated Fault-tolerant System for Distributed Video Processing and Off-site Replication  

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A Fully Automated Fault-tolerant System for Distributed Video Processing and Off-site Replication been a failure-prone tedious operation with an operator needed to babysit the processing and off-site, off-site replication, fault-tolerance, grid, educational research. 1. INTRODUCTION In different fields

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

157

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

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

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.

1994-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

158

Towards automation of low standardized logistic processes by use of cyber physical robotic systems (CPRS)  

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Global logistics networks have an increasing demand for handling of general cargo. Particularly, huband-spoke networks requires a lot of handling actions in order to realize benefits in comparison to point-to-point networks. The use of automation technologies ... Keywords: cooperative robotics, cyber physical systems, human computer interaction, human machine interface, industrial robots, virtual reality

Bernd Scholz-Reiter; Moritz Rohde; Stefan Kunaschk; Michael Lütjen

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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of a wind turbine, including turbine blades, tower, gears, generator bearings etc. [2]. However, due to highDEVELOPMENT 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

Boyer, Edmond

160

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

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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.

Weidert, R.S.

1995-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Deadlock Avoidance Policies for Automated Manufacturing Systems Using Finite State Automata  

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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

Reveliotis, Spiridon "Spyros"

162

Training and refresher training of specialists in the field of modern automated process control systems for power stations  

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We consider problems pertinent to training and postgraduate refresher training of specialists in the field of automated process control systems built around software and hardware systems having a network hiera...

Yu. S. Tverskoi; E. K. Arakelyan; S. I. Kuznetsov

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Toward an Automated Design Method for Multi-Domain Dynamic Systems Using Bond Graphs and Genetic Programming  

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of models, permitting rapid determination of various types of acceptability or feasibility of candidate1 Toward an Automated Design Method for Multi-Domain Dynamic Systems Using Bond Graphs and Genetic Abstract This paper describes a unified and automated design method for synthesizing designs for multi

Hu, Jianjun

164

Automated Demand Response and Commissioning  

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

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

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Assessing the integrity of local area network materials accountability systems against insider threats  

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DOE facilities rely increasingly on computerized systems to manage nuclear materials accountability data and to protect against diversion of nuclear materials or other malevolent acts (e.g., hoax due to falsified data) by insider threats. Aspects of modern computerized material accountability (MA) systems including powerful personal computers and applications on networks, mixed security environments, and more users with increased knowledge, skills and abilities help heighten the concern about insider threats to the integrity of the system. In this paper, we describe a methodology for assessing MA applications to help decision makers identify ways of and compare options for preventing or mitigating possible additional risks from the insider threat. We illustrate insights from applying the methodology to local area network materials accountability systems.

Jones, E.; Sicherman, A.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Lateral Control of Heavy Vehicles for Automated Systems  

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system tracks the desired front wheel steering angle (? 1 ) exactly, then the sliding variable will asymptotically converg to a ball,

Hingwe, Pushkar; Wang, Jen-Yu; Tai, Meihua; Tomizuka, Masayoshi

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Type of automation failure: the effects on trust and reliance in automation.  

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??Past automation research has focused primarily on machine-related factors (e.g., automation reliability) and human-related factors (e.g., accountability). Other machine-related factors such as type of automation… (more)

Johnson, Jason D.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Automation of the design of a telescopic zoom system  

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This paper discusses the theoretical bases of the construction and computation of the parameters of a telescopic zoom system. A mathematical model and algorithm has been developed,...

Van Luen, Nguen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Evaluating and managing the integrity of computerized accountability systems against insider threats  

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Accountability applications such as nuclear material accountability systems at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities provide for tracking inventories, documenting transactions, issuing periodic reports, and assisting in the detection of unauthorized system access and data falsification. Insider threats against the system represent the potential to degrade the integrity with which these functions are addressed. While preventing unauthorized access by external threats is vital, it is also critical to understand how application features affect the ability of insiders to impact the integrity of data in the system. Aspects of modern computing systems including powerful personal computers and applications on networks, mixed security environments, and more users with increased software knowledge and skills help heighten the concern about insider threats. A question arises as follows. How can managers and policy makers logically and pragmatically analyze the myriad customization and design options for accountability applications with respect to the insider threat. In this paper, we describe a methodology for addressing this question, along with insights from its application to local area network (LAN) material accountability systems.

Jones, E.; Sicherman, A.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Digital Control for Automation  

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GREATER YIELDS OF BETTER QUALITY PRODUCTS at reduced costs: That's one way to look at automations goal. And among instruments for automation are data reduction systems (others: continuous process analyzers, computer elements, and control mechanisms). ...

1956-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

171

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

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8th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations - ICEBO?08 Conference Center of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology Berlin, October 20 - 22, 2008 Dipl.-Ing. Hans R. Kranz VDI HAK Consulting Enzstrasse 10 76694... Forst 0 04 91 72/ 2 92 60 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...

Kranz, H. R.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Lateral control of articulated vehicles for automated highway systems under uncertainty in vehicle parameters  

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OF CONTENTS Vl LIST OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES V111 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION CHAPTER II ARTICULATED VEHICLE MODELING 2. 1 22 23 2. 4 25 26 Introduction . Longitudinal Model of the Tractor-Semitrailer . . . Modeling the Tractor-Semitrailer Linkage... FOR AUTOMATED HIGHWAY SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 4. 1 4. 2 4. 3 Road Reference Frame . Steering Control of Tractor-Semitrailer Vehicles . . . 4, 2. 1 Controller Design . . 4. 2. 2 Simulation Results . . . Steering and Independent...

Daud, Omar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

173

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

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

Wu, Zhenhua

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

174

Meeting Minutes from Automated Home Energy Management System Expert Meeting  

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

Home Energy Management System Expert Meeting Home Energy Management System Expert Meeting October 1-2, 2009 AGENDA - Day 1 8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Debriefing of Building America and Home Energy Management Research- Lew Pratsch, DOE 8:45 - 9:15 Utilities Trends- Smart Grid Projects and Integration With Home Controls - Mike Keesee, SMUD 9:15 - 9:45 Thoughts on Controls System Performance Requirements - Rich Brown, LBL 9:45 - 10:15 Efficiency Trends in Consumer Electronics - Kurtis McKenney, TIAX 10:15 - 10:30 Session Break 10:30 - 11:00 Cloud Computing (Web Data Computing, Data Storage) Trends - Troy Batterberry, Microsoft 11:00- 11:30 Cloud Computing (Web Data Computing, Data Storage) Trends - Tom Sly via Net Conference 11:30 - 12:00 Smart Appliance Trends / Home Area Network Trends - David Najewicz, GE

175

Characteristics of Precipitating Convective Systems Accounting for the Summer Rainfall of Tropical and Subtropical South America  

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and Subtropical South America ULRIKE ROMATSCHKE AND ROBERT A. HOUZE JR. University of Washington, Seattle of the precipitating cloud systems that account for the summer rainfall of tropical and subtropical South America role in the meteorology, climatology, and hydrology of South America. They not only produce

Houze Jr., Robert A.

176

The Freight Shuttle System: Automated-Secure Trade  

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the same volume) #12;HDD Truck vs. FSS (CO2 required to service the same volume) #12;Next Steps · Finalize footprint guide way ­ To be built within existing highway ROW The Freight Shuttle System 24/7 operations transportation #12;#12;#12;#12;Port of Entry Security #12;Ciudad Juarez El Paso Scan-in-motion Scan

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Development, Operation, and Results From the Texas Automated Buoy System  

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of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) regional association and the primary source of near-surface current measurements in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. This article describes the origin of Angolan crude, exploded and caught fire while lightering its cargo about 60 nautical miles south

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Automated system for x-ray absorption spectroscopy of nanoparticle nucleation and growth  

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X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) is a useful tool for studying nanoparticle synthesis and growth. Described here is a system for automating synthesis and data collection, allowing time-resolved XAS measurements at a synchrotron to be accurately combined with measurements made under identical conditions elsewhere, and promising the ability to use XAS with experiments in combinatorial chemistry. The primary components of this system are a commercial parallel processor and a custom flow cell. The system has been used to collect data on the synthesis of iron oxides from iron(II) acetylacetonate.

Calvin, S.; Carpenter, E.E.; Cestone, V.; Kurihara, L.K.; Harris, V.G.; Brown, E.C. [Naval Research Lab, Code 6360, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, New York 10708 (United States)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

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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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.

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

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Honeywell Modular Automation System Computer Software Documentation for the Magnesium Hydroxide Precipitation Process  

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The purpose of this Computer Software Document (CSWD) is to provide configuration control of the Honeywell Modular Automation System (MAS) in use at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) for the Magnesium Hydroxide Precipitation Process in Rm 230C/234-5Z. The magnesium hydroxide process control software Rev 0 is being updated to include control programming for a second hot plate. The process control programming was performed by the system administrator. Software testing for the additional hot plate was performed per PFP Job Control Work Package 2Z-00-1703. The software testing was verified by Quality Control to comply with OSD-Z-184-00044, Magnesium Hydroxide Precipitation Process.

STUBBS, A.M.

2001-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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SU?FF?T?109: Automation of Monte Carlo Simulations For A Proton Therapy System  

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Purpose: To develop a code system to automate the processes associated with Monte Carlo simulations of a clinical proton therapy system. Method and Materials: A software system was developed that accepts a clinical prescription (beam range range modulation and field size) and generates a complete Monte Carlo simulation input file that includes all major components in the M. D. Anderson passively scattered treatment head plus one of several user?selectable phantoms. The simulations are automatically submitted to a 130 dual?CPU cluster. Post processing scripts were also developed to analyze the simulation results and generate required configuration data for the Varian Eclipse treatment planning system. Quality assurance procedures such as design inspection unit test incremental integration test regression test and integration test were performed to ensure the code system produces correct results. The code system was written in mainly C language with some shell scripts and it runs on the LINUX operating system. Results: A code system has been developed to automatically generate MCNPX input files run simulations and perform post?processing of simulation results for a proton therapy system. The code system has been used to simulate dose profiles and generate required data for commissioning the M. D. Anderson proton therapy system. Over one thousand dose profiles were generated for different beam configurations by the code system in two months. Example beam data will be presented. Conclusion: The automated Monte Carlo code system has proved to be a useful tool for simulations of clinical applications in proton therapy. It allows for rapid modeling of proton therapy systems and the results of this study suggest that data from Monte Carlo simulations will play an increasingly prominent role in proton therapy projects i.e. pre?clinical design commissioning studies and routine clinical tasks.

Y Zheng; J Fontenot; N Koch

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E/Z MAS: An easy-to-use computerized materials control and accountability system  

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Nuclear facilities that handle and process nuclear materials are required to track their nuclear holdings and to keep adequate records that manage and control the inventory of those holdings. The complexity of a system that does this job is directly proportional to the complexity of the facility`s operations. This paper describes an approach to computerized materials protection, control, and accountability (MPC and A) that was introduced by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the fall of 1997. This new system, E/Z MAS, is the latest addition to the LANL suite of computerized MPC and A tools, which also includes the CoreMAS system. E/Z MAS was initially designed to address the needs of those facilities that have small to modest MPC and A needs but has been expanded to provide full functionality for any facility. The system name, E/Z MAS, reflects the system`s easy-to-use characteristics, which include ease of installation and ease of software maintenance. Both CoreMAS and E/Z MAS have been provided to facilities in the Former Soviet Union to assist them in implementing a computerized MPC and A system that meets their needs. In this paper the authors will address the functionality of CoreMAS and E/Z MAS, and an argument in favor of intranet-based material control and accountability will be advanced.

Anderson, L.K.; Boor, M.G.; Hurford, J.M.; Landry, R.P.; Martinez, B.J.; Solem, A.M.; Whiteson, R.; Zardecki, A.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

HV Substation Overvoltage Computation Taking into Account Frequency Dependent Transients on the Substation Grounding System  

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Abstract-This paper describes methodology for the computation of the electromagnetic transients in the high voltage substations, taking into account transients on the substation grounding system. Simulation technology is based on the system decomposition. Interconnections between different subsystems are done in each time step using Thevenin equivalents. Frequency dependent impedance of grounding conductors is represented by the parallel combination of resistance-inductance branches, to enable simulation in the time domain. Lightning overvoltage computation is performed for one particular 123 kV high voltage substation.

unknown authors

186

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

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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 ...

Forest, Craig R.

187

Home Automation Using Elvin.  

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?? Home automation systems of today tend to be external solutions to an existing product that enable rather complex and expensive communications equipment to be… (more)

Malm, Anders

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Vehicle highway automation.  

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??Vehicle Highway Automation has been studied for several years but a practical system has not been possible because of technology limitations. New advances in sensing… (more)

Challa, Dinesh Kumar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation systems for Demand Response, ForskEL (Smart Grid Project) | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

systems for Demand Response, ForskEL (Smart Grid Project) systems for Demand Response, ForskEL (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Automation systems for Demand Response, ForskEL Country Denmark Coordinates 56.26392°, 9.501785° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":56.26392,"lon":9.501785,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

190

Dynamic Control of a Flow-Rack Automated Storage and Retrieval System  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this paper we propose a control scheme based on coloured Petri net (CPN) for a flow-rack automated storage and retrieval system. The AS/RS is modelled using Coloured Petri nets, the developed model has been used to capture and provide the rack state. We introduce in the control system an optimization module as a decision process which performs a real-time optimization working on a discrete events time scale. The objective is to find bin locations for the retrieval requests by minimizing the total number of retrieval cycles for a batch of requests and thereby increase the system throughput. By solving the optimization model, the proposed method gives according to customers request and the rack state, the best bin locations for retrieval, i.e. allowing at the same time to satisfy the customers request and carrying out the minimum of retrieval cycles.

Hachemi, Khalid

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Design and Development of a Robot-Based Automation System for Cryogenic Crystal Sample Mounting at the Advanced Photon Source  

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X-ray crystallography is the primary method to determine the 3D structures of complex macromolecules at high resolution. In the years to come, the Advanced Photon Source (APS) and similar 3rd-generation synchrotron sources elsewhere will become the most powerful tools for studying atomic structures of biological molecules. One of the major bottlenecks in the x-ray data collection process is the constant need to change and realign the crystal sample. This is a very time- and manpower-consuming task. An automated sample mounting system will help to solve this bottleneck problem. We have developed a novel robot-based automation system for cryogenic crystal sample mounting at the APS. Design of the robot-based automation system, as well as its on-line test results at the Argonne Structural Biology Center (SBC) 19-BM experimental station, are presented in this paper.

Shu, D.; Preissner, C.; Nocher, D.; Han, Y.; Barraza, J.; Lee, P.; Lee, W.-K.; Cai, Z.; Ginell, S.; Alkire, R.; Lazarski, K.; Schuessler, R.; Joachimiak, A. [Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Av., Argonne, Il 60439 (United States)

2004-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

192

Automation of System Safety Analysis: Possibilities and Pitfalls Andrew Galloway, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD UK  

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evolved to support safety analysis work (in this paper, we use the term "safety analysis" to encompass all, safety engineers may only achieve closure at the end of a system's working life, when it is possibleAutomation of System Safety Analysis: Possibilities and Pitfalls Andrew Galloway, University

Pumfrey, David

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Group Accounts on genepool  

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

Collaboration Accounts on genepool Collaboration Accounts on genepool Overview The production computing environment on the genepool system has been set up to allow, upon request,...

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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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23E 23E A Post-Occupancy Monitored Evaluation of the Dimmable Lighting, Automated Shading, and Underfloor Air Distribution System in The New York Times Building E.S. Lee, L.L. Fernandes, B. Coffey, A. McNeil, R. Clear Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory T. Webster, F. Bauman, D. Dickerhoff, D. Heinzerling, T. Hoyt University of California Berkeley Windows and Envelope Materials Group Building Technology and Urban Systems Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division January 2013 ! 2 Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty,

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CIMplementation™: Evaluating Manufacturing Automation  

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in the manufacturing organization if CIMplementation~* is to succeed. 1.0 INTRODUCTION There is much discussion today about Com puter Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Automation tools like Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems, robots, automated material handling...~ Pressing the frontier of technology in one's own manufactur ing facility will not be without its pitfalls. Second, while automation engineers may be able to piece together the technological pieces of a CIM system, they cannot and do not evaluate...

Krakauer, J.

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Honeywell Modular Automation System Computer Software Documentation for the Magnesium Hydroxide Precipitation Process  

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The purpose of this Computer Software Document (CSWD) is to provide configuration control of the Honeywell Modular Automation System (MAS) in use at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) for the Magnesium Hydroxide Precipitation Process in Rm 23OC/234-52. This CSWD describes hardware and PFP/FFS developed software for control of Magnesium Hydroxide Precipitation process located in room 230, 234-52. The Honeywell and Plant Scape software generate limited configuration reports for the developed control software. These reports are described in the following section and are attached as addendum's. This plan applies to PFP Engineering Manager, Thermal Stabilization Cognizant Engineers, Solutions Stabilization Engineers, and the Shift Technical Advisors responsible for the Honeywell MAS software/hardware and administration of the Honeywell System.

STUBBS, A.M.

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

Williams, Joshua M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

198

Account Executive Account Manager of Sales  

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Aerospace Engineer Air Quality Engineer Analyst Analyst/Consultant Applications Engineer ASIC VerificationAccount Executive Account Manager of Sales Administrative Assistant Advanced Systems Engineer Engineer Assistant Administrator Assistant Analyst Assistant Development Engineer Assistant Director

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated tracking system Sample Search...  

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Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 10 http:hfs.sagepub.com Ergonomics Society Summary: of complacency and bias in human interaction with automated and...

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Modular design and implementation of a low cost home automation system using web-services.  

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??The idea of home automation has existed and worked on by several researchers. The idea of controlling devices, around a home, in way to provide… (more)

Gomasa, Sunny Peter

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

National resource accounting for a sustainable energy system in the United States of America  

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The conflict resulting in Operation Desert Storm re-enforces the fact that nations of the Persian Gulf are in no position to provide a steady, long-term supply of oil. It is imperative that the US take account of itself and seek ways and means to lessen its dependence on oil and other non-renewable sources of energy, whether foreign or domestic. A national energy policy that focuses on energy efficiency through taxes, conservation, investment in new technologies and alternate fuels can provide a broad base to established an autonomous and sustainableenergyy system, freer of outside influence. This paper contains the following major sections in discussing the topic: History; Present Situation; Probable Solutions; Projections for the Future; Conclusions.

Dorsey, J.W. [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Accounts  

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» Project Accounts » Project Accounts Project Accounts Overview Project accounts are designed to facilitate collaborative computing by allowing multiple users to use the same account. All actions performed by the project account are traceable back to the individual who used the project account to perform those actions via gsisshd accounting logs. Requesting a Project Account PI's, PI proxies and project managers are allowed to request a project account. In NIM do "Actions->Request a Project Account" and fill in the form. Select the repository that the Project Account is to use from the drop-down menu, "Sponsoring Repository". Enter the name you want for the account (8 characters maximum) and a description of what you will use the account for and then click on the "Request Project Account" button. You

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Automation on the laboratory bench  

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Automation on the laboratory bench ... In designing an automation kit the authors attempted to give chemistry a system which is versatile and easy to apply in taking over the boring and difficult task of controlling parameters manually. ...

M. Legrand; A. Foucard

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EduCase : an automated lecture video recording, post-processing, and viewing system that utilizes multimodal inputs to provide a dynamic student experience  

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This thesis describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of EduCase: an inexpensive automated lecture video recording, post-processing, and viewing system. The EduCase recording system consists of three devices, ...

Itani, Sara T

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Fall 2010 Wind Tunnel Automated Bicycle Adjustment System  

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PENN STATE Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Fall 2010 Wind Tunnel Automated Bicycle with the development of Aerofit's prototype portable wind tunnel used in the aerodynamic testing of bicycles was to automate this adjustment of the bicycle seat and aerobars in order to decrease the time for fitting each

Demirel, Melik C.

206

An automated hydride generation-cryogenic trapping-ICP-MS system for measuring inorganic and methylated Ge, Sb and As species  

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An automated hydride generation-cryogenic trapping-ICP-MS system for measuring inorganic of both flow injection and batch hydride generation and couples it to an automated cryogenic trapping unit with detection by ICP-MS. The Teflon cryogenic trap was packed with 10 cm of SE-30 5% Chromosorb W-HP 80­100 mesh

Canberra, University of

207

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

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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.

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

2011-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress and challenges in the automated construction of Markov state models for full protein systems  

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Markov state models (MSMs) are a powerful tool for modeling both the thermodynamics and kinetics of molecular systems. In addition they provide a rigorous means to combine information from multiple sources into a single model and to direct future simulations/experiments to minimize uncertainties in the model. However constructing MSMs is challenging because doing so requires decomposing the extremely high dimensional and rugged free energy landscape of a molecular system into long-lived states also called metastable states. Thus their application has generally required significant chemical intuition and hand-tuning. To address this limitation we have developed a toolkit for automating the construction of MSMs called MSMBUILDER (available at https://simtk.org/home/msmbuilder). In this work we demonstrate the application of MSMBUILDER to the villin headpiece (HP-35 NleNle) one of the smallest and fastest folding proteins. We show that the resulting MSM captures both the thermodynamics and kinetics of the original molecular dynamics of the system. As a first step toward experimental validation of our methodology we show that our model provides accurate structure prediction and that the longest timescale events correspond to folding.

Gregory R. Bowman; Kyle A. Beauchamp; George Boxer; Vijay S. Pande

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disciplined agility for process control & automation ; Disciplined agility for process control and automation .  

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??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… (more)

Tibazarwa, Augustine

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

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

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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

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

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

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

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

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

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

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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 ...

Lee, Elmer C., 1973-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation Status  

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NREL Manufacturing R&D Workshop NREL Manufacturing R&D Workshop NREL H2/FC Manufacturing R&D Workshop Automation Status Garry Sperrick garry@sperkllc.com 585-259-0311 August 11, 2011 Automation Status NREL Manufacturing R&D Workshop Presentation Overview ƒ Brief Introduction ƒ DOE / NREL - Review & Discussion ƒ Automation Platforms ƒ Automation Processes ƒ Automation Considerations of the Manufacturer ƒ Manufacturer and the Supplier ƒ Three (3) Automation Programs Following these Guidelines ƒ Automotive Component Manufacturing ƒ Medical Manufacturing ƒ Membrane Electrode Assembly Manufacturing ƒ Hypothetical Fuel Cell Manufacturing Platforms August 11, 2011 Automation Status NREL Manufacturing R&D Workshop Professional Bio ƒ Automation Technician - Mobil Chemical

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Shielded cells transfer automation  

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Nuclear waste from shielded cells is removed, packaged, and transferred manually in many nuclear facilities. Radiation exposure is absorbed by operators during these operations and limited only through procedural controls. Technological advances in automation using robotics have allowed a production waste removal operation to be automated to reduce radiation exposure. The robotic system bags waste containers out of glove box and transfers them to a shielded container. Operators control the system outside the system work area via television cameras. 9 figures.

Fisher, J J

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Context-based automated defect classification system using multiple morphological masks  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

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

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Foundations of the Texas A&M University online general accounting system  

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Identifying Record Keys Body of Data File and Table Delimiters Updating the File Sample Storage Techniques Dates General Ledger Account Transaction Count Control Departmental Subaccounts Delinquency Period Control of Departmental Balance... accounting records. The Fiscal Department has the responsibility for in- forming the departments of deviations from their authorized budget. Goods and services purchased by the university from external sources are subject to many legislated and self...

McIlroy, Kenneth Dale

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Automatic control systems for gas-turbine units in mini power stations: Testing automation at the stages of design and tuning  

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This paper presents the testing automation procedure for automatic control systems of gas-turbine units used as drives in small-size power stations. We substantiate the applicability of mathematical modeling...

B. V. Kavalerov

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS SCHEDULE 6: ACCOUNTABLE OFFICERS' ACCOUNTS...  

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ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS SCHEDULE 6: ACCOUNTABLE OFFICERS' ACCOUNTS RECORDS ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS SCHEDULE 6: ACCOUNTABLE OFFICERS' ACCOUNTS RECORDS This schedule covers accountable...

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Accountable Officers' Accounts Records | Department of Energy  

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Accountable Officers' Accounts Records Accountable Officers' Accounts Records ADM 60.pdf More Documents & Publications ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS SCHEDULE 6: ACCOUNTABLE OFFICERS'...

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Hybrid Control Network Intrusion Detection Systems for Automated Power Distribution Systems  

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Test Automation Ant JUnit Test Automation  

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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

Mousavi, Mohammad

222

Virtual Machine in Automation Projects.  

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?? Virtual machine, as an engineering tool, has recently been introduced into automation projects in Tetra Pak Processing System AB. The goal of this paper… (more)

Xing, Xiaoyuan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Move Frame Scheduling and Mixed SchedulingAllocation for the Automated Synthesis of Digital Systems y  

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steps: 1) Data path synthe­ sis (operation scheduling and hardware allocation), and 2) Control path design. In the scheduling phase, operations are assigned to the appropriate control steps. The allocaMove Frame Scheduling and Mixed Scheduling­Allocation for the Automated Synthesis of Digital

Nourani, Mehrdad

224

Powerline Communication System for Monitoring and Supervision of Feeder Equipments for MV Substation Automation  

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Substation Automation LiPing LU1,2 , GangYan LI1 , YeQiong SONG2 1 ­ School of Mechanical and Electronical With the deregulation of power market and for providing better services to electric consumers, the current substation into the substations by the utilities to integrate data from relays and Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

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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.

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

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Automation i Distributionsnät; Distribution automation.  

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?? As a part of Göteborg Energi’s work towards a smarter electric grid, the company has chosen to investigate the possibilities of automation in their… (more)

Mård, Mathias

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Ethics, Accountability  

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Accountability Accountability Ethics, Accountability, Contract LANL's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges. CONTACT Jeanette Y. Bennion Ethics & Audit (505) 665-3014 Steve K. Shook Prime Contract Management (505) 606-2276 Ethics and accountability Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is committed to operating in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and compliance and with its core values of service to the nation, ethical conduct and personal accountability, mutual respect, excellence in work, and teamwork. LANL must demonstrate to customers and the public that the Laboratory is

228

Audit of Departmental Integrated Standardized Core Accounting System (DISCAS) Operations at Selected Field Sites, AP-FS-97-02  

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AUDIT OF DEPARTMENTAL INTEGRATED STANDARDIZED CORE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM (DISCAS) OPERATIONS AT SELECTED FIELD SITES The Office of Inspector General wants to make the distribution of its reports as customer friendly and cost effective as possible. Therefore, this report will be available electronically through the Internet five to seven days after publication at the following alternative addresses: Department of Energy Headquarters Gopher gopher.hr.doe.gov Department of Energy Headquarters Anonymous FTP vm1.hqadmin.doe.gov

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Concept for a Service-oriented Architecture in Building Automation Systems  

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Abstract On the consumer side exists great potential to use energy more efficiently. To exploit this potential, an intelligent control of building automation is required. The building automation market offers a variety of technologies, which do not rely on uniform standards. The programming effort for the appropriate implementation of identical functions in different locations is enormous and can be significantly reduced through a virtualization approach. In this way, real devices are represented by virtual devices that interact with stakeholders through business processes. To describe the business processes, workflows are used which consist of individual reusable and combinable services. These services were grouped into three categories. In addition to the room-/building-control-category, services are divided into metering/analysis/reporting-category and monitoring/configuration/user interface-category. The flexible combination and coordination of services must be supported. This is done by the use of a service- oriented architecture (SOA).

Tobias Teich; Sebastian Wolf; Tim Neumann; Sebastian Junghans; Susan Franke

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

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

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

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

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

231

Computer-based gas accounting system at the TETs-26 Mosenergo cogeneration station  

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Experience gained from the introduction and operation of microprocessor systems for metering gas consumption and its heating value at Mosenergo’s cogeneration stations is considered.

A. V. Zakharenkov; V. N. Degterev; V. V. Usanov; A. A. Shkurin…

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Automating the development of EBS messages  

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The State of New Hampshire (NH) had consistently received ARCAs for EBS messages over the years. Unfortunately, NH received a deficiency for information content of an Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) message during the 1993 Vermont Yankee exercise. The easy answer was to conduct training and pass the remedial. However, that would not have solved the problem of too much information to tailor in too little time. NH isn`t the only one with this problem, as evidenced by the 34 deficiencies due to incomplete, inaccurate or late EBS messages from 1991-1993 (1994 data not available at the time this paper was written.) EBS messages account for 46% of all deficiencies according to FEMA. Automation was the real solution. This paper details the development of a computer model that automates the development of EBS messages.

O`Hare, M.J. [Earth Tech., Alexandria, VA (United States); DeLucca, D.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

233

Report blasts Patent Office automation  

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Report blasts Patent Office automation ... The Department of Commerce is moving quickly to implement a report highly critical of the Patent & Trademark Office's efforts to fully automate its patent search and retrieval operations. ... An Industry Review Panel found that the current automated patent system is over-designed and as a result needs a redundant communications network and redundant storage of all patent images at high resolution. ...

JANICE LONG

1988-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

234

Disciplined agility for process control & automation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Tibazarwa, Augustine

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Automated Operating Procedures for Transfer Limits  

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Automated Operating Procedures for Transfer Limits Final Project Report Power Systems Engineering · Illinois · Iowa State · Texas A&M · Washington State · Wisconsin Automated Operating Procedures

236

Across Boundaries of Influence and Accountability: The Multiple Scales of Public Sector Information Systems  

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Systems Christopher A. Le Dantec W. Keith Edwards GVU Center and School of Interactive Computing College of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA, USA {ledantec,keith}@cc.gatech.edu ABSTRACT The use

Edwards, Keith

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PROGRESS TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED ULTRASONIC NONLINEAR MEASUREMENT SYSTEM  

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Ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation utilizing nonlinear acoustic measurements has been of increasing prevalence in modern research. Nonlinear measurements based on harmonic amplitude ratios in the form of the B/A term can be used to detect variations in higher order material properties. This study presents the efforts in establishing an automated setup and procedure to measure the nonlinear B/A parameter for a variety of materials. The setup utilizes through transmission and digital signal analysis while carefully compensating for the transducers’ frequency response. Finally results will be presented for the case of nonlinear wave propagation in fluids pertinent to chemical and biodiesel processing applications.

K. B. Boudreau; D. A. Parks; B. T. Reinhardt; M. M. Kropf; B. R. Tittmann

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Sixty Percent Conceptual Design Report: Enterprise Accountability System for Classified Removable Electronic Media  

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Classified removable electronic media (CREM) are tracked in several different ways at the Laboratory. To ensure greater security for CREM, we are creating a single, Laboratory-wide system to track CREM. We are researching technology that can be used to electronically tag and detect CREM, designing a database to track the movement of CREM, and planning to test the system at several locations around the Laboratory. We focus on affixing ''smart tags'' to items we want to track and installing gates at pedestrian portals to detect the entry or exit of tagged items. By means of an enterprise database, the system will track the entry and exit of tagged items into and from CREM storage vaults, vault-type rooms, access corridors, or boundaries of secure areas, as well as the identity of the person carrying an item. We are considering several options for tracking items that can give greater security, but at greater expense.

B. Gardiner; L.Graton; J.Longo; T.Marks, Jr.; B.Martinez; R. Strittmatter; C.Woods; J. Joshua

2003-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated measurement of grain orientations and on-line determination of complete deformation systems with a TEM  

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An automated computer technique for the indexing of spot or transmission Kikuchi patterns from any crystal structure has been developed. The patterns are recorded from the fluorescence screen of a PHILIPS EM 430 TEM with an integrating, Peltier cooled CCD camera (PULNIX TM 860N) through a window from outside by replacing the focusing binocular. The frame-grabber board PCLL2 (SPINDLER & HOYER) has a resolution of 8 bit which corresponds to 256 grey levels. To reduce the high range of image contrast, a circular continuous density filter is positioned directly in front of the camera lens. A system for image orientation microscopy requires the automated shift of the beam position on the sample, or alternatively a translation movement of the sample with respect to the stationary primary beam, in well defined steps after each orientation measurement. In the EM 430 TEM the built-in scanning unit is simply used to move the electron probe across the sample. The shift is controlled by the computer through a digital-to-analog converter interface. 6 refs., 2 figs.

Schwarzer, R.A.; Zaefferer, S. [Institut fuer Metallkunde und Metallphysik, Clausthal-Z (Germany)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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Highway Electrification And Automation  

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Electrification and Automation Technologies - RegionalHighway Electrification and Automation Steven E. Shladovertechnology of highway automation,” as well as its belief

Shladover, Steven E.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aspects of automation mode confusion  

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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 ...

Wheeler, Paul H. (Paul Harrison)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

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

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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.

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

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Technical Report TRARP1695 Automated Reasoning Project  

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Technical Report TR­ARP­16­95 Automated Reasoning Project Research School of Information Sciences Heuerding Automated Institute for Applied Mathematics Reasoning Project and Computer Science ANU University that contains automated proof procedures based on modal Gentzen systems for numerous propositional (nonclassical

Goré, Rajeev

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AUTOMATED CRITICAL PEAK PRICING FIELD TESTS  

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AUTOMATED CRITICAL PEAK PRICING FIELD TESTS: 2006 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND RESULTS) for development of the DR Automation Server System This project could not have been completed without extensive: Greg Watson and Mark Lott · C&C Building Automation: Mark Johnson and John Fiegel · Chabot Space

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INTEGRATING AUTOMATION DESIGN INFORMATION WITH XML  

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INTEGRATING AUTOMATION DESIGN INFORMATION WITH XML Mika Viinikkala, Seppo Kuikka Institute of Automation and Control, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 692, 33101 Tampere, Finland Email: mika.viinikkala@tut.fi, seppo.kuikka@tut.fi Keywords: Systems integration, XML, automation design Abstract: This paper presents

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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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designed to support computer-based integration between various construction applications, it is proposed of an Automated, Computer Integrated Building Realization System is to automatically generate all of the information required for the design, planning and execution of a building project. The project model forms

Sacks, Rafael

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Proc. of IEEE Dependable Systems and Networks (FTCS30 and DCCA8), June 2000, New York, New York Enabling Automated Analysis Through the Formalization of  

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Enabling Automated Analysis Through the Formalization of Object­Oriented Modeling Diagrams #3; Betty H. These ``informal'' meth­ ods enable the rapid construction of a system model using intuitive graphics and user, we added formal syntax and seman­ tics definitions to existing object­oriented modeling nota­ tions

Cheng, Betty H.C.

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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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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

Goadrich, Mark

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System In Lungs 11. HIIP- A Novel Inhaled Insulin Delivery System... Biology Navigation HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS M New Wireless System Developed to Detect Esophageal Reflux......

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Engagement and not workload is implicated in automation-induced learning deficiencies for unmanned aerial system trainees.  

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?? Automation has been known to provide both costs and benefits to experienced humans engaged in a wide variety of operational endeavors. Its influence on… (more)

Blitch, John G.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

New Computer Account  

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This account allows you to access several university-wide systems including computers in ITaP labs, MyPurdue, and Purdue Libraries resources, to name a few.

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Development of a system for academic training of the personnel engaged in nuclear material protection, control and accounting in Russia  

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The main attention in the present paper is focused on discussing the educational problems in the area of nuclear materials physical protection, control and accountability (MPC&A) in Russia. Currently, only the Master of Science Graduate Program has been completely developed for students training. This is taking place at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (State University, MEPhI), where the sixth generation of Masters has graduated in May 2004. The MPC&A Engineer Degree Program, currently under development at MEPhI, is considered in the paper. This paper discusses specific features of the Engineer Degree training required by the Russian educational legislation and the Russian quality control system as applied to the training process. The paper summarises the main joint actions undertaken during the past three years by MEPhI in collaboration with the US Department of Energy and US National Laboratories for developing the MPC&A Engineer Degree Program in Russia.

Boris N. Onykiy; Eduard F. Kryuchkov

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation System ... Source: NASA - Center-TRACTION Automation System (CTAS) Collection: Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization 2 Eighth USAEurope Air Traffic Management...

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

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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.

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

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semi-Structured Decision Processes: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Human-Automation Decision Systems  

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The purpose of this work is to improve understanding of existing and proposed decision systems, ideally to improve the design of future systems. A "decision system" is defined as a collection of

Kaliardos, William N.

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20, 2007 Page 6 District Heating System Regulate pressure drops at end-users c6, c13... Heating System Underlying hydraulic network ... Source: De Persis, Claudio - Dipartimento...

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Microchip's quality system for the design and manufacture of development systems is ISO 9001... 1997 Microchip Technology Inc. DS00658A-page 1 INTRODUCTION This...

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A SIP-based Home Automation Platform: an Experimental Study  

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A SIP-based Home Automation Platform: an Experimental Study Benjamin Bertran, Charles Consel INRIA the requirements of home automation; we present the resulting architecture of a home automation system; and, we to tackle the challenges of the home automation domain. In this paper we present an approach and a platform

Boyer, Edmond

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The application of a computerized storm surge model for hazard mapping within the Galveston Bay Area using an Automated Mapping and Facilities Management System  

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MAPPING AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM A Thesis by LORA ANNE SCHORNICK Approved as to style and content by: Rennet L. W ite (Chairman of Committee) Ear R. Hos ins (Member) C ris op er C. Mat ewson (Member) ~ 6 (- Brian W. B ouet (Head... Justification BACKGROUND Study Site Storm Surges Hurricanes Selected for the Study Hurricane Carla Hurricane Allen Literature Review of Storm Surge Models Automated Mapping and Facilities Management Systems METHODOLOGY Page vii ix xii 2 2 3 4 4...

Schornick, Lora Anne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A.I.R.M.S.: the development of an Automated Information Requirements Modeling System to support the IDEF1 methodology  

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) Don T. Phillips (Member) Bry n L. Deuermeyer (Member) Glen N. Williams (Member) Leland T. Blank (Head oF Department) December 1985 ABSTRACT A. I. R. M. S. : The Development of an Automated ~formation Requirements Modeling System to Support... Qodeling 5~stem (A. I. R. M. S. ) prototype support tool for the IDEFI information modeling methodology. This report follows the development of the A. I. R. M. S. prototype from the needs analysis phase through the system implementation phase. Inciuded...

Knappenberger, William Bruce

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The Ural Electrochemical Integrated Plant Process for Managing Equipment Intended for Nuclear Material Protection, Control and Accounting System Upgrades  

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Since 1996, the Ural Electrochemical Integrated Plant (UEIP) located in the town of Novouralsk, Russia, (previously known as Sverdlovsk-44) and the United States Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) have been cooperating under the Nuclear Material Protection, Control and Accounting (MPC&A) Program. Because UEIP is involved in the processing of highly enriched uranium (HEU) into low enriched uranium (LEU), and there are highly enriched nuclear materials on its territory, the main goal of the MPC&A cooperation is to upgrade those systems that ensure secure storage, processing and transportation of nuclear materials at the plant. UEIP has completed key upgrades (equipment procurement and installation) aimed at improving MPC&A systems through significant investments made by both the U.S. DOE and UEIP. These joint cooperative efforts resulted in bringing MPC&A systems into compliance with current regulations, which led to nuclear material (NM) theft risk reduction and prevention from other unlawful actions with respect to them. Upon the U.S. MPC&A project team’s suggestion, UEIP has developed an equipment inventory control process to track all the property provided through the MPC&A Program. The UEIP process and system for managing equipment provides many benefits including: greater ease and efficiency in determining the quantities, location, maintenance and repair schedule for equipment; greater assurance that MPC&A equipment is in continued satisfactory operation; and improved control in the development of a site sustainability program. While emphasizing UEIP’s equipment inventory control processes, this paper will present process requirements and a methodology that may have practical and helpful applications at other sites.

Yuldashev, Rashid; Nosov, Andrei; Carroll, Michael F.; Garrett, Albert G.; Dabbs, Richard D.; Ku, Esther M.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-Based Tool-Chain Infrastructure for Automated Analysis of Embedded Systems  

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In many safety-critical applications of embedded systems, the system dynamics exhibits hybrid behaviors. To enable automatic analysis of these ... many analysis tools have been developed based on hybrid automata ...

Hang Su; Graham Hemingway; Kai Chen…

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated diagnostic system Sample Search...  

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and the ability of a one step diagnostic system to detect faults. It has been... . The FMEA based diagnostic system has a comprehensive fixed set of symptoms that detect as...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automative air-conditioning systems Sample...  

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systems Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 PLEASE HELP SAVE ENERGY Learn how to control the heating system for your room. Summary: & SW Heat & air conditioning control Cary E & NE &...

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Algorithms and Automated Material Handling Systems Design for Stacking 3D Irregular Stone Pieces  

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one is based on the approximated weight of the stone. An automatic real-time stacking system including pneumatic devices, sensors, relays, a conveyor, a programmable logic controller, a robotic arm, and a vision system was developed for this study...

Ko, Ming-Cheng

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), for biological agents collection, manipulation, and identification using amperometric DNA... , thin-film processing, and bulk substrate...

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DASMAS: dialogue based automation of semantic interoperability in multi agent systems  

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This paper presents our ongoing effort on developing a dialogue based framework for resolving semantic interoperability in multi agent systems. Our approach is characterized by: (1) multi agent systems that have real world heterogeneous ontologies; (2) ... Keywords: interoperability, multi agent systems, ontology

Bhavna Orgun; Mark Dras; Steve Cassidy; Abhaya Nayak

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARIES NDA Suite: Fully-integrated and automated nuclear material assay system for measurement of special nuclear materials  

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The Advanced Retirement and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES) mission the demonstration of advanced technologies for the integrated dismantlement of surplus nuclear weapon components (pits) and the packaging of the recovered plutonium into long-term storage containers. The unclassified plutonium product is suitable for traditional international safeguards, as well as other potential inspection regimes. As indicated in the recent Secretary of Energy`s Record of Decision (ROD), this unclassified excess material is anticipated to be offered for international safeguards under the US Voluntary Offer (INFCIRC/288) performed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (TAEA). The ARIES nondestructive assay (NDA) suite offers state-of-the-art capabilities that provide highly accurate, precise material assay meeting IAEA bias defect measurement levels. Because of these levels of performance, the requirement of destructive analysis is largely removed. The unique combination of automation and high accuracy suggests the possibility of dual-use operator-owned IAEA authenticated instrumentation. Finally, the concept of continuous unattended monitoring for international safeguards applications with the ARIES NDA suite is intriguing and may encourage additional deployments of similar NDA systems internationally or elsewhere within the DOE complex.

Fearey, B.L.; Sampson, T.E.; Cremers, T.L.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information Accountability  

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Ease of information flow is both the boon and the bane of large-scale, decentralized systems like the World Wide Web. For all the benefits and opportunities brought by the information revolution, with that same revolution ...

Weitzner, Daniel J.

2007-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 38, Design Automation for Microelectronics, Springer Handbook of Automation Deming Chen  

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Chapter 38, Design Automation for Microelectronics, Springer Handbook of Automation Deming Chen of hardware and software systems in the past several decades. CAD techniques are the key driving forces behind techniques. In this chapter we will introduce the fundamentals of design automation as an engineering field

Chen, Deming

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of Integration Problems with COTS Components Herve Chang and Leonardo Mariani and Mauro Pezze Summary: - gration problems. 7 Conclusions Modern software systems extensively...

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of Contact: Division Director: Alan S. Icenhour, Ph.D. Summary: areas. Leadership Areas: Nuclear Radiation Detection Safeguards Systems Development, Testing... Transportation...

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Optimization of automation: I. Estimation method of cognitive automation rates reflecting the effects of automation on human operators in nuclear power plants  

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Abstract Since automation was introduced in various industrial fields, the concept of the automation rate has been used to indicate the inclusion proportion of automation among all work processes or facilities. Expressions of the inclusion proportion of automation are predictable, as is the ability to express the degree of the enhancement of human performance. However, many researchers have found that a high automation rate does not guarantee high performance. Therefore, to reflect the effects of automation on human performance, this paper proposes a new estimation method of the automation rate that considers the effects of automation on human operators in nuclear power plants (NPPs). Automation in \\{NPPs\\} can be divided into two types: system automation and cognitive automation. Some general descriptions and characteristics of each type of automation are provided, and the advantages of automation are investigated. The advantages of each type of automation are used as measures of the estimation method of the automation rate. One advantage was found to be a reduction in the number of tasks, and another was a reduction in human cognitive task loads. The system and the cognitive automation rate were proposed as quantitative measures by taking advantage of the aforementioned benefits. To quantify the required human cognitive task loads and thus suggest the cognitive automation rate, Conant’s information-theory-based model was applied. The validity of the suggested method, especially as regards the cognitive automation rate, was proven by conducting experiments. The result showed that a decreased rate of the operator working time was significantly related to the cognitive automation rate and that the calculation of the cognitive task load was useful as a measure of the cognitive automation rate.

Seung Min Lee; Jong Hyun Kim; Poong Hyun Seong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RESULTS FROM A DEMONSTRATION OF RF-BASED UF6 CYLINDER ACCOUNTING AND TRACKING SYSTEM INSTALLED AT A USEC FACILITY  

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Approved industry-standard cylinders are used globally for storing and transporting uranium hexafluoride (UF{sub 6}) at uranium enrichment plants and processing facilities. To verify that no diversion or undeclared production of nuclear material involving UF{sub 6} cylinders at the facility has occurred, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conducts periodic, labor-intensive physical inspections to validate facility records, cylinder identities, and cylinder weights. A reliable cylinder monitoring system that would improve overall inspector effectiveness would be a significant improvement to the current international safeguards inspection regime. Such a system could include real-time unattended monitoring of cylinder movements, situation-specific rules-based event detection algorithms, and the capability to integrate with other types of safeguards technologies. This type of system could provide timely detection of abnormal operational activities that may be used to ensure more appropriate and efficient responses by the IAEA. A system of this type can reduce the reliance on paper records and have the additional benefit of facilitating domestic safeguards at the facilities at which it is installed. A radio-frequency (RF)-based system designed to track uranium hexafluoride (UF{sub 6}) cylinders during processing operations was designed, assembled, and tested at the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) facility in Portsmouth, Ohio, to determine the operational feasibility and durability of RF technology. The overall objective of the effort was to validate the robustness of RF technology for potential use as a future international safeguards tool for tracking UF6 cylinders at uranium-processing facilities. The results to date indicate that RF tags represent a feasible technique for tracking UF{sub 6} cylinders in operating facilities. Additional work will be needed to improve the operational robustness of the tags for repeated autoclave processing and to add tamper-indicating and data authentication features to some of the pertinent system components. Future efforts will focus on these needs along with implementing protocols relevant to IAEA safeguards. The work detailed in this report demonstrates the feasibility of constructing RF devices that can survive the operational rigors associated with the transportation, storage, and processing of UF6 cylinders. The system software specially designed for this project is called Cylinder Accounting and Tracking System (CATS). This report details the elements of the CATS rules-based architecture and its use in safeguards-monitoring and asset-tracking applications. Information is also provided on improvements needed to make the technology ready, as well as options for improving the safeguards aspects of the technology. The report also includes feedback from personnel involved in the testing, as well as individuals who could utilize an RF-based system in supporting the performance of their work. The system software was set up to support a Mailbox declaration, where a declaration can be made either before or after cylinder movements take place. When the declaration is made before cylinders move, the operators must enter this information into CATS. If the IAEA then shows up unexpectedly at the facility, they can see how closely the operational condition matches the declaration. If the declaration is made after the cylinders move, this provides greater operational flexibility when schedules are interrupted or are changed, by allowing operators to declare what moves have been completed. The IAEA can then compare where cylinders are with where CATS or the system says they are located. The ability of CATS to automatically generate Mailbox declarations is seen by the authors as a desirable feature. The Mailbox approach is accepted by the IAEA but has not been widely implemented (and never in enrichment facilities). During the course of this project, we have incorporated alternative methods for implementation.

Pickett, Chris A [ORNL; Kovacic, Donald N [ORNL; Morgan, Jim [Innovative Solutions; Younkin, James R [ORNL; Carrick, Bernie [USEC; Ken, Whittle [USEC; Johns, R E [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

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Final Report for the Account Creation/Deletion Reenginering Task for the Scientific Computing Department  

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In October 2000, the personnel responsible for administration of the corporate computers managed by the Scientific Computing Department assembled to reengineer the process of creating and deleting users' computer accounts. Using the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for quality improvement process, the team performed the reengineering by way of process modeling, defining and measuring the maturity of the processes, per SEI and CMM practices. The computers residing in the classified environment are bound by security requirements of the Secure Classified Network (SCN) Security Plan. These security requirements delimited the scope of the project, specifically mandating validation of all user accounts on the central corporate computer systems. System administrators, in addition to their assigned responsibilities, were spending valuable hours performing the additional tacit responsibility of tracking user accountability for user-generated data. For example, in cases where the data originator was no longer an employee, the administrators were forced to spend considerable time and effort determining the appropriate management personnel to assume ownership or disposition of the former owner's data files. In order to prevent this sort of problem from occurring and to have a defined procedure in the event of an anomaly, the computer account management procedure was thoroughly reengineered, as detailed in this document. An automated procedure is now in place that is initiated and supplied data by central corporate processes certifying the integrity, timeliness and authentication of account holders and their management. Automated scripts identify when an account is about to expire, to preempt the problem of data becoming ''orphaned'' without a responsible ''owner'' on the system. The automated account-management procedure currently operates on and provides a standard process for all of the computers maintained by the Scientific Computing Department.

JENNINGS, BARBARA J.; MCALLISTER, PAULA L.

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cardiac and Thoracic-Abdominal Surgery A robotic system providing force feedback and automation  

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Surgery, German Heart Center Munich, Germany Abstract We have developed an experimental system for robotic allow a human expert to tie knots comfortably and cleanly, and, therefore, generate useful training and Technology has developed a mi- cro-telerobot system that also provides force feedback [3]. In Ger- many two

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

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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-GPS...

Sjolander, Andrew J.

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking Animal Location and Activity with an Automated Radio Telemetry System in a Tropical Rainforest  

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......of its maintenance effort and cost. 7.2. System power consumption...equipped with one solar panel as a renewable source of energy. We now describe the system...not have solar panels, as a renewable source of energy since sunlight can hardly penetrate......

Roland Kays; Sameer Tilak; Margaret Crofoot; Tony Fountain; Daniel Obando; Alejandro Ortega; Franz Kuemmeth; Jamie Mandel; George Swenson; Thomas Lambert; Ben Hirsch; Martin Wikelski

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

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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.

Fowler, E. E.; Sellers, T. A.; Lu, B. [Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Division of Population Sciences, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612 (United States)] [Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Division of Population Sciences, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612 (United States); Heine, J. J. [Department of Cancer Imaging and Metabolism, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612 (United States)] [Department of Cancer Imaging and Metabolism, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612 (United States)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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281

The development of an Automated Residential Expert System (A.R.E.S.)  

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are employing this vibrant technology to the following areas: expert systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks, robotics, vision, natural language, speech recognition, and genetic algorithms. As a society, artificial intelligence has prompted intense philosophical...

White, Pablo

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

282

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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. ...

Paul, Elizabeth Cheriyamadam

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Genetic/bio design automation for (re-)engineering biological systems  

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Constructing biological circuits in a bottom-up modular fashion using design methodologies similar to those used in electronics has gained tremendous attention in the past decade. The end goal, however, is engineering biological systems and not only ...

Soha Hassoun

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Research and Application of FlexRay High-Speed Bus on Transformer Substation Automation System  

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Through researching FlexRay high-speed bus technology, this paper auxiliary builds electric power system hardware interface standards and software application layer standards. Meanwhile, this paper also realizes ...

Hui Li; Hao Zhang; Daogang Peng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

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

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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 ...

Thomas, John P., IV

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Phase Space Navigator: Towards Automating Control Synthesis in Phase Spaces for Nonlinear Control Systems  

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We develop a novel autonomous control synthesis strategy called Phase Space Navigator for the automatic synthesis of nonlinear control systems. The Phase Space Navigator generates global control laws by synthesizing ...

Zhao, Feng

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Evaluation of the Automated Phoenix System for Potential Routine Use in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory  

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American Society for Microbiology ARTICLE BACTERIOLOGY...Routine Use in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory J.-L...M. Perman, and G. Gilbert. 1995. The MicroScan WalkAway diagnostic microbiology system: an evaluation...

J.-L. Donay; D. Mathieu; P. Fernandes; C. Prégermain; P. Bruel; A. Wargnier; I. Casin; F. X. Weill; P. H. Lagrange; J. L. Herrmann

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

A mobile robot based system for fully automated thermal 3D mapping  

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Abstract It is hard to imagine living in a building without electricity and a heating or cooling system these days. Factories and data centers are equally dependent on a continuous functioning of these systems. As beneficial as this development is for our daily life, the consequences of a failure are critical. Malfunctioning power supplies or temperature regulation systems can cause the close-down of an entire factory or data center. Heat and air conditioning losses in buildings lead to a large waste of the limited energy resources and pollute the environment unnecessarily. To detect these flaws as quickly as possible and to prevent the negative consequences constant monitoring of power lines and heat sources is necessary. To this end, we propose a fully automatic system that creates 3D thermal models of indoor environments. The proposed system consists of a mobile platform that is equipped with a 3D laser scanner, an RGB camera and a thermal camera. A novel 3D exploration algorithm ensures efficient data collection that covers the entire scene. The data from all sensors collected at different positions is joined into one common reference frame using calibration and scan matching. In the post-processing step a model is built and points of interest are automatically detected. A viewer is presented that aids experts in analyzing the heat flow and localizing and identifying heat leaks. Results are shown that demonstrate the functionality of the system.

Dorit Borrmann; Andreas Nüchter; Marija Ðakulovi?; Ivan Maurovi?; Ivan Petrovi?; Dinko Osmankovi?; Jasmin Velagi?

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

The Impact of the Katy Management of Automated Curriculum System on Planning for Learning, Delivery of Instruction and Evaluation of Student Learning as Perceived by Teachers in the Katy Independent School District in Texas  

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The purpose of this study was to determine teachers’ perceptions of the relationship of the Katy Management of Automated Curriculum (KMAC) system developed by Katy ISD in Katy, Texas, on planning for learning, delivery of instruction and evaluation...

Hogue, Sharon L.

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

290

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control  

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

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications On September 9, the Standards and Practices Board of the International Society for Automation (ISA) approved the ISA-100.11a wireless standard, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," making it an official ISA standard. ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications More Documents & Publications DOE/OE National SCADA Test Bed Fiscal Year 2009 Work Plan Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Control Systems Security Standards: Accomplishments And Impacts

291

Automated fiber pigtailing machine  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

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

1999-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

292

Chapter 11 - Industrial Automation  

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The industrial systems of the future are complex systems composed of vast numbers of devices interacting with each other and with enterprise systems. Modern technologies such as web services, service-oriented architectures (SOAs), the cloud, etc. make it possible for sophisticated infrastructures to emerge in future factories. We take a closer look at key visionary aspects that are expected to be introduced in the industrial automation domain in the years to come, and the pivotal role of M2M and IoT. Additionally, we investigate the impact on the collaboration of machines among themselves and with enterprise systems and their services.

Jan Höller; Vlasios Tsiatsis; Catherine Mulligan; Stamatis Karnouskos; Stefan Avesand; David Boyle

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

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

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

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

1989-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

294

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

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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)

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

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Acceptance Test Report for the Modular Automation System (MAS) Manufactured by Honeywell Inc.  

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This document details the performance of the acceptance test of the Honeywell MAS Control System for equipment to be installed in gloveboxes HA-20MB and HA-211 at a later date. Equipment that was anticipated included 6 stabilization furnaces, only three and their associated equipment were installed.

ANDERSON, D.L.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Automated Job Hazards Analysis  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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.

297

Views on Automation  

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Views on Automation ... Industrial managements, he feels, must allay workers' fears by showing how they can take pride in the greater accomplishment of automated plants. ...

1957-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

298

Technology modernization assessment flexible automation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objectives of this report are: to present technology assessment guidelines to be considered in conjunction with defense regulations before an automation project is developed to give examples showing how assessment guidelines may be applied to a current project to present several potential areas where automation might be applied successfully in the depot system. Depots perform primarily repair and remanufacturing operations, with limited small batch manufacturing runs. While certain activities (such as Management Information Systems and warehousing) are directly applicable to either environment, the majority of applications will require combining existing and emerging technologies in different ways, with the special needs of depot remanufacturing environment. Industry generally enjoys the ability to make revisions to its product lines seasonally, followed by batch runs of thousands or more. Depot batch runs are in the tens, at best the hundreds, of parts with a potential for large variation in product mix; reconfiguration may be required on a week-to-week basis. This need for a higher degree of flexibility suggests a higher level of operator interaction, and, in turn, control systems that go beyond the state of the art for less flexible automation and industry in general. This report investigates the benefits and barriers to automation and concludes that, while significant benefits do exist for automation, depots must be prepared to carefully investigate the technical feasibility of each opportunity and the life-cycle costs associated with implementation. Implementation is suggested in two ways: (1) develop an implementation plan for automation technologies based on results of small demonstration automation projects; (2) use phased implementation for both these and later stage automation projects to allow major technical and administrative risk issues to be addressed. 10 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs. (JF)

Bennett, D.W.; Boyd, D.R.; Hansen, N.H.; Hansen, M.A.; Yount, J.A.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Recent developments in the PHENIX software for automated crystallographic structure determination  

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Recent developments in PHENIX, a new software system for automated crystallographic structure determination, are described.

Adams, P.D.

2003-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

300

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

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Smart Room Control ESL-IC-14-09-05 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 Agenda ? Room Control fundamentals and evolution ? Challenges ? The Smart Room Control... approach ? Benefits ? Market applications ? Typical 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...

Gill, D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PIA - Flexible Spending Accounts | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Spending Accounts PIA - Flexible Spending Accounts More Documents & Publications PIA - INL PeopleSoft - Human Resource System PIA - Human Resources - Personal Information Change...

302

Chapter 13 - Commercial Building Automation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A Building Automation System (BAS) is a computerized, intelligent system that controls and measures lighting, climate, security, and other mechanical and electrical systems in a building. The purpose of a BAS is typically to reduce energy and maintenance costs, as well as to increase control, comfort, reliability, and ease of use for maintenance staff and tenants.

Jan Höller; Vlasios Tsiatsis; Catherine Mulligan; Stamatis Karnouskos; Stefan Avesand; David Boyle

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Implementing and Evaluating a Wireless Body Sensor System for Automated Physiological Data Acquisition at Home  

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Advances in embedded devices and wireless sensor networks have resulted in new and inexpensive health care solutions. This paper describes the implementation and the evaluation of a wireless body sensor system that monitors human physiological data at home. Specifically, a waist-mounted triaxial accelerometer unit is used to record human movements. Sampled data are transmitted using an IEEE 802.15.4 wireless transceiver to a data logger unit. The wearable sensor unit is light, small, and consumes low energy, which allows for inexpensive and unobtrusive monitoring during normal daily activities at home. The acceleration measurement tests show that it is possible to classify different human motion through the acceleration reading. The 802.15.4 wireless signal quality is also tested in typical home scenarios. Measurement results show that even with interference from nearby IEEE 802.11 signals and microwave ovens, the data delivery performance is satisfactory and can be improved by selecting an appropriate channe...

Chen, Chao; 10.5121/ijcsit.2010.2303

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Automated gas chromatography  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

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

1999-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

305

SU?D?214?05: RTMetrix: Web?Based Dashboard for Automated Data Mining of Record and Verify (R&V) Systems for Efficiency and Quality  

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Purpose: Record and verify (R&V) systems are used by most radiation oncology practices for storing the technical treatment planning and delivery data for radiation therapy patients. We have developed an automated quality assurance (QA) method with web?based dashboards and automated quality and efficiency analysis of the technical planning and treatmentdelivery process. Methods: Custom software was developed (RTMetrix) to mine the R&V database and provide real?time analysis of treatment planning and delivery data. RTMetrix was developed using object?oriented web development software along with a relational database for storing supplemental data associated with the R&V database. It is a read?only web application system using the R&V data associated with each patient to reconstruct clinical workflows and assess quality of the treatmentdelivery process. Three main web?based dashboards with a notification messaging system have been initially developed in areas of treatmentdelivery image? guided radiation therapy(IGRT) and physics?based QA tools. Results: The workflow using RTMetrix is straightforward for physicians and physicists by providing the information in standard web browsers. Using RTMetrix a web query is provided to calculate the real?time statistics for each physician's IGRT review status including the time taken to perform the review. Another web query in the system provides the average room time over any time period including one day to 10 years. An example of using room time review during the past year revealed that the use of breast patients and pediatric patients required more than 15?minute treatment times. The final dashboard is the automated QA of the patients treated during the clinic each day. This dashboard provides an additional daily audit of the R&V system using AAPM TG?40 chart checking rules. Conclusions: RTMetrix provides a platform for easily mining the R&V system for quality and efficiency analysis of radiation oncology departments.

T Fox; X Jiang; E Elder

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Fire Protection Account Request Form  

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

Fire Protection System Account Request Form Fire Protection System Account Request Form To obtain a user id and password to access the Fire Protection system, please complete the form, save the file and email it to hssUserSupport@hq.doe.gov or print and fax it to 301-903-9823. We will provide a username and password to new account holders. Please allow several business days to process your account request. When your request is approved, you will be contacted with your

307

UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into the implementation of a solid waste accounting system in the new  

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. The ideal step in the process to implement such an accounting system was at the point of storage before to physically lift the Schaefer bins to empty them, mitigating the risk of back injuries or other lifting-associated injuries. Finally, each the dumpster and the compactor would be sitting on four weigh scales, one beneath

308

Semiquantitation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-DNA Adducts in Human Esophagus by Immunohistochemistry and the Automated Cellular Imaging System  

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...uncooked food (3.1-13.8 ng BP/g staple food) taken from homes in Linxian are comparable with or higher than char-broiled...8-dihydroxybenzo(a)pyrene 9,10-oxide pharmacology Animals Automation Carcinoma, Squamous Cell epidemiology pathology surgery China...

Hilde E. van Gijssel; Rao L. Divi; Ofelia A. Olivero; Mark J. Roth; Guo-Qing Wang; Sanford M. Dawsey; Paul S. Albert; You-Lin Qiao; Philip R. Taylor; Zhi-Wei Dong; Jeffrey A. Schrager; David E. Kleiner; and Miriam C. Poirier

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Substation automation -- a ``bottoms up`` approach  

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The proliferation of multi-purpose intelligent electronic devices in substations brought the availability of abundant and often overlapping data at the substation. This data can be used for improving the operation and maintenance of the substations and the entire power system. The objective of substation automation is to use technology to gather, consolidate and utilize this data for increasing the efficiency of power system operation and maintenance. Often automation functions are developed and offered around the capabilities of the preferred hardware and software of the integrator. Emphasis is placed on hardware, software and communication protocols rather than need, methodology and application. This can result in over-automation with complex, expensive and ineffective systems, or under-automation that fails to achieve the user`s objectives. The objective is to select appropriate hardware, software and methodology to build the most cost effective system to get the desired results. This paper describes steps to ensure the successful implementation of substation automation.

Thomas, J. [General Electric, Malvern, PA (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Definition: Distribution Automation Communications Network | Open Energy  

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Automation Communications Network Automation Communications Network Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Distribution Automation Communications Network A communications network or networks designed to deliver control signals and information between distribution automation devices, and between these devices and utility grid control systems. These networks can utilize wired or wireless connections, and can be utility-owned or provided as services by a third party.[1] Related Terms distribution automation References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/distribution_automation_communications_network [[C LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ategory: Smart Grid Definitionssmart grid,smart grid, |Template:BASEPAGENAME]]smart grid,smart grid, Retrieved from

311

office automation system  

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This one-of-a-kind reference is unmatched in the breadth and scope of its coverage and serves as the primary reference for students and professionals in computer science and communications. The Dictionary feat...

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

System for non-contact ultrasonic study of mediums and materials intended for embedding into automated manufacturing systems  

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The main feature of ultrasound waves is their high frequency, allowing to be broadcast in the form of a narrow beam of rays and their distribution to be examined by the methods of geometrical optics. This allows ultrasound to be used for scientific and ... Keywords: computer systems and technologies, microprogramming unit for operation control, model

Stanimir Yordanov; Raycho Ilarionov; Ivan Simeonov; Hristo Kilifarev; Nikolay Shopov; Hristo Ibrishimov

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Automated visual inspection of rolled metal surfaces  

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A prototype for an automated visual on-line metal strip inspection system is described. The system is capable of both detecting and classifying surface defects in copper alloy strips, and it has been installed...

Timo Piironen; Olli Silven; Matti Pietikäinen…

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Improving Home Automation by Discovering Regularly Occurring Device Usage Patterns  

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Improving Home Automation by Discovering Regularly Occurring Device Usage Patterns Edwin O of two prediction algorithms, thus demonstrating multiple uses for a home automation system. Finally, we Several research efforts are focused on home automation. The Intelligent Room [2] uses an array of sensors

Cook, Diane J.

315

Automation strategies: existing theory or ad hoc decisions?  

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Automating manufacturing systems potentially improves competitiveness. Empirical studies show that the most successful result is achieved when decisions concerning automation are linked to the manufacturing strategies and competitive priorities of the company. It is suggested that automation is regarded as a separate decision group, within the manufacturing strategy content field.

Mats Winroth; Kristina Safsten; Johan Stahre

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Density Functional Theory-Based Database Development and CALPHAD Automation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Density Functional Theory-Based Database Development and CALPHAD Automation YI WANG,1,2 SHUNLI, the integration of first-principles calculations, CALPHAD modeling, and the automation of phase diagram, and the automated calculation of a phase diagram for the Al- Mg system. INTRODUCTION In thermodynamics, a phase

Chen, Long-Qing

317

AccountAbility | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

AccountAbility AccountAbility Jump to: navigation, search Name AccountAbility Place London, England, United Kingdom Zip EC1V 7EB Product London-based not-for-profit organisation working with partners in business, the public sector and civil society to promote accountability for sustainable development. Coordinates 51.506325°, -0.127144° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.506325,"lon":-0.127144,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

318

Modular design for increasing assembly automation  

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Abstract Modular design can address the need for a high number of product variants and further allow a higher degree of automation in the assembly line. A framework is developed for the simultaneous modular product design and the design of automated manufacturing system. Product designs are optimized for automation using Design Structure Matrix and Modular Function Deployment. Alternative production systems are designed and accessed based on the analysis of assembly steps hierarchically. The implementation of the framework on the design of a production system for furniture assembly, able to handle multiple variants with a large number of components, is demonstrated.

Konstantinos Salonitis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Automation of organic elemental analysis  

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Automation of organic elemental analysis ... Describes the development and design of an apparatus for automated organic elemental analysis. ...

Velmer B. Fish

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Automation in biological crystallization  

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Automation is the response to overcoming the crystallization bottleneck in biological crystallography. This review provides a summary of the current methods and technologies applied in automated platforms for the setup of initial and follow-up crystallization experiments.

Shaw Stewart, P.

2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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321

AUTOMATION: Hints from OCAW  

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AUTOMATION: Hints from OCAW ... Labor and management need more, not less, collective bargaining in automated industries, he told a Houston, Tex., meeting of the Petro Group of the South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. ...

1969-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

322

Theorie des langages Automates finis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Th´eorie des langages Automates finis Elise Bonzon http://web.mi.parisdescartes.fr/ bonzon/ elise.bonzon@parisdescartes.fr 1 / 51 Th´eorie des langages #12;Automates finis Automates finis Introduction Formalisation Repr´erations sur les automates Automates finis et langages 2 / 51 Th´eorie des langages #12;Automates finis

Bonzon, Elise

323

Multiplex automated genome engineering  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

324

Congress Likes Automation  

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Congress Likes Automation ... Industry is generally aware of its responsibilities to worker replaced by automation, Congressional group concludes after broad study ... No NEW LEGISLATION or legislative changes are required to keep pace with the impact of automation on the national economy, concludes Rep. Wright Patman (D.-Tex.). ...

1955-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

325

Accounting & Accountability Financial Management and Valuation Accounting valuation issues  

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investments Renewable energy Boards of directors Executive remuneration Boardroom diversity Accounting, organizations and society International studies of corporate governance development Sustainability reporting firms) Corporate governance, risk and ethics Socially responsible investment Pension funds and climate

Applebaum, David

326

Automated Data Quality Analysis Research and Development  

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DOCUMENTATION 4.0 FUTURE DIRECTIONS 5.0 SUMMARY 6.0 CODE 1 2 3 5 5 12 17 17 18 February 2002, Final Report Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University p. 5 1.0 INTRODUCTION The Automated Data Quality process development is an effort to automate the analysis.... Automation of the "lower-level" data quality checking will enabled a more refined review process. Figure 1. Energy Core Polling and Reloading Process Diagram February 2002, Final Report Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University p. 6 2.2 Definitions...

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

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Automation manager  

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......systems are typical computer technology: Windows, networking, user...rest. Each of these areas of technology has its own challenges when applied...mill environment; the use of intranet technology for operator and engineer interfaces......

Automation manager

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Joint Genome Institute's Automation Approach and History  

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

Roberts, Simon

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

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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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.

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

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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.

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)

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

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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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.

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.

1999-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

332

User account | OpenEI  

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User account User account Create new account Log in Request new password Account information Username: * Spaces are allowed; punctuation is not allowed except for periods, hyphens, and underscores. E-mail address: * A valid e-mail address. All e-mails from the system will be sent to this address. The e-mail address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or wish to receive certain news or notifications by e-mail. Confirm e-mail address: * Please re-type your e-mail address to confirm it is accurate. Password: * Confirm password: * Please choose a password for your account; it must be at least 6 characters. Personal information Name: * Business Phone: * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Word verification: * Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify

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Enhancing the Material Control & Accounting Measurement System at the State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation - Institute for Physics and Power Engineering named after A.I. Leypunsky  

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Nuclear material control and accounting (NMCA) system is improving under cooperation with USA national laboratories. Standard reference materials (RMs) and measurement techniques certified at IPPE level are required for: instrument calibration, verification measurements of parameters of items and materials, measurement error estimation, and quality control measurements. We present the main results for development of nuclear RMs for two uranium strata and the results for certification of three measurement techniques (MT) for U-235 mass fraction in uranium and U-235 mass in items. We present the results for developing measurement techniques for Pu-239 in PuO{sub 2}.

Scherer, Carolynn P. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bezhunov, Gennady M. [IPPE; Bogdanov, Sergey A. [IPPE; Gorbachev, Vyacheslav M. [IPPE; Ryazanov, Boris G. [IPPE; Talanov, Vladimir V. [IPPE

2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

334

Process Development Automation:? An Evolutionary Approach  

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Process Development Automation:? An Evolutionary Approach ... In contrast, standard laboratory equipment already contains some automated capabilities but is normally unused in our automation strategies. ... What Can Be Automated? ...

Mike Pollard

2001-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

335

Definition: Automated Distribution Circuit Switches | Open Energy  

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Circuit Switches Circuit Switches Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Distribution Circuit Switches Distribution circuit switches that can be operated automatically in response to control signals from local sensors, distribution automation systems, or grid control systems. Such switches can be installed as automated devices or existing equipment can be retrofitted with controls and communications. The degree of automation depends on the controls and communications system implemented. These switches can be opened or closed to isolate portions of a distribution circuit that has experienced a short circuit (fault), or must be taken out of service for maintenance or other operations. When used in combination, these switches can reroute power from other substations or nearby distribution circuits.[1]

336

Northwest Open Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project  

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reliability signals for demand response GTA HTTPS HVAC IT kWand Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems. ”and Techniques for Demand Response. California Energy

Kiliccote, Sila

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

ITU G.hn Concept and Home Automation  

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For long time, many in the buildings industry have been looking for a day when home automation systems would become fully integrated with communication...

Manfred Schneps-Schneppe

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Assessment of the Current Level of Automation in the Manufacture...  

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Assessment of the Current Level of Automation in the Manufacture of Fuel Cell Systems for Combined Heat and Power Applications Michael Ulsh National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

339

Examining the Process of Automation Development and Deployment.  

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??In order to develop a better understanding of the process of development and deployment of automated systems, this thesis examines aspects of project execution and… (more)

Barsalou, Edward

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Financial Management: Cash vs. Accrual Accounting  

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This publication explains the differences between cash and accrual accounting and suggests how farmers and ranchers can get the best of both accounting systems. There are sample income statements and a table to illustrate the adjustment of cash...

Klinefelter, Danny A.; McCorkle, Dean; Klose, Steven

2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Automated Demand Response and Commissioning  

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This paper describes the results from the second season of research to develop and evaluate the performance of new Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) hardware and software technology in large facilities. Demand Response (DR) is a set of activities to reduce or shift electricity use to improve the electric grid reliability and manage electricity costs. 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. We refer to this as Auto-DR. The evaluation of the control and communications must be properly configured and pass through a set of test stages: Readiness, Approval, Price Client/Price Server Communication, Internet Gateway/Internet Relay Communication, Control of Equipment, and DR Shed Effectiveness. New commissioning tests are needed for such systems to improve connecting demand responsive building systems to the electric grid demand response systems.

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

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

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

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inventory monitoring and control, home and building automation, power systems, security systems, precision monitoring, industrial automation, office and building automation, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

Akhmedov, Azer

343

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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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.

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)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Trainable, Vision-Based Automated Home Cage Behavioral Phenotyping  

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Trainable, Vision-Based Automated Home Cage Behavioral Phenotyping Hueihan Jhuang hueihan computer vision system enabling the automated analysis of complex mouse behaviors. Our system computes of the system, we characterized the home cage behaviors of two standard inbred and two non- standard mouse

Poggio, Tomaso

345

NSLS Services | User Accounts  

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User Accounts User Accounts Operating Accounts (81000 accounts) General Users who are allocated beam time and Participating Research Teams (PRTs) or Contributing Users (CUs) who operate beamlines should establish a BNL operating account to cover the costs of materials while running an experiment, shipping, and/or miscellaneous BNL services (telephone & fax codes), if these needs are anticipated. The term of the purchase order must be specified and names of persons having signature authorization for charges against this account must be listed. Brookhaven's Fiscal Division will bill the user for any charges the user makes to the account. Users are obligated to pay outstanding debts promptly. All users should set up a $1,000 operating account to cover operating expenses while at the NSLS, such as charges for use of trades, shops, and

346

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated words stability Sample Search...  

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on Operational Text Classification Systems Summary: categorization, automated indexing, document clustering, text mining, topic detection and tracking, etc.). Both... the...

347

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated sampling assessment Sample Search...  

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California Collection: Engineering ; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 49 EMERGENCY AUTOMATED RESPONSE SYSTEM (EARS) Summary: participants was conducted to assess...

348

IPv6 Home Automation.  

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?? Home automation is the systematic controlling and monitoring of everyday home devices such as lighting, heating, window blinds and appliances (both white goods and… (more)

Hådén, Thor

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Definition: Automated Islanding And Reconnection | Open Energy Information  

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Islanding And Reconnection Islanding And Reconnection Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Islanding And Reconnection Automated Islanding and Reconnection Automated islanding and reconnection is achieved by automated separation and subsequent reconnection (autonomous synchronization) of an independently operated portion of the T&D system (i.e., microgrid) from the interconnected electric grid. A microgrid is an integrated energy system consisting of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources which, as an integrated system, can operate in parallel with the grid or as an island.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Islanding refers to the condition in which a distributed (DG) generator continues to power a location even though electrical grid power

350

Annual Report and Accounts  

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Annual Report and Accounts 2013�2014 The Research Agency of the Forestry CommissionHC 2 #12;Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2013�2014 Presented to the House of Commons pursuant to Section 7 Annual Report and Accounts 2013�2014 Forest Research 1 #12;� Crown Copyright 2014 You may re

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A Pattern-Based Coordination and Test Framework for Multi-Agent Simulation of Production Automation Systems  

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to provide the overall system functionality like product assembly. Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) can simulate these system entities and their interactions to better understand the system behavior according to production framework allowed exploring the effects of production strategies on the system 30 times faster than

352

Automated Export Control.PDF  

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3 3 I N S P E C T I O N R E P O R T U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INSPECTIONS INSPECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S AUTOMATED EXPORT CONTROL SYSTEM DECEMBER 2001 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Washington, DC 20585 December 7, 2001 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman /s/ Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "Inspection of the Department of Energy's Automated Export Control System" BACKGROUND The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (NDAA for FY 2000) contained a provision that not later than March 30 of each year the President will submit to Congress, beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2007, an annual report on the Government's policies and procedures with respect to the export of technologies and technical information with

353

Laboratory automation-A case history  

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Laboratory automation-A case history ... This article describes an automated Raman spectrometer. ...

Bernard J. Bulkin; Edward H. Cole; Arthur Noguerola

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Autonomic Product Development Process Automation.  

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??Market globalization and mass customization requirements are forcing companies towards automation of their product development processes. Many task-specific software solutions provide localized automation. Coordinating these… (more)

Daley, John E.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Systems for Modular Products David W. He and Andrew Kusiak, Member, IEEE Abstract--To respond systems. Given a family of modular products, designing low cost assembly systems is an important problem. In this paper, an approach for the design of assembly systems for modular products is proposed. The assembly

Kusiak, Andrew

356

Automation Creates New Managers  

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AUTOMATION will bring about new and broader patterns in the use of labor and creation of a large group of managers of a new type, says E. W. Engstrom, senior executive vice president of the Radio Corporation of America. With automation, there will no ...

1955-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

357

Specimen coordinate automated measuring machine/fiducial automated measuring machine  

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The Specimen coordinate Automated Measuring Machine (SCAMM) and the Fiducial Automated Measuring Machine (FAMM) is a computer controlled metrology system capable of measuring length, width, and thickness, and of locating fiducial marks. SCAMM and FAMM have many similarities in their designs, and they can be converted from one to the other without taking them out of the hot cell. Both have means for: supporting a plurality of samples and a standard; controlling the movement of the samples in the +/- X and Y directions; determining the coordinates of the sample; compensating for temperature effects; and verifying the accuracy of the measurements and repeating as necessary. SCAMM and FAMM are designed to be used in hot cells.

Hedglen, Robert E. (Bethel Park, PA); Jacket, Howard S. (Pittsburgh, PA); Schwartz, Allan I. (Turtle Creek, PA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Definition: Distribution Automation | Open Energy Information  

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Automation Automation Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Distribution Automation DA is a family of technologies including sensors, processors, communication networks, and switches that can perform a number of distribution system functions depending on how they are implemented. Over the last 20 years, utilities have been applying DA to improve reliability, service quality and operational efficiency. More recently, DA is being applied to perform automatic switching, reactive power compensation coordination, or other feeder operations/control.[1] Related Terms sustainability, smart grid References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/distribution_automation [[Ca LikeLike UnlikeLike You and one other like this.One person likes this. Sign Up to see what your friends like.

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Mirle Automation Corporation | Open Energy Information  

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Mirle Automation Corporation Mirle Automation Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name Mirle Automation Corporation Place Hsinchu, Taiwan Zip 30077 Sector Solar Product A Taiwan-based automation system integrators and related product manufacturers who have entered thin film solar cell manufacturing equipment business. Coordinates 24.69389°, 121.148064° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":24.69389,"lon":121.148064,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Managing Your User Account at NERSC  

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Managing Managing Your Account Managing Your User Account Use the NERSC Information Management (NIM) system to customize your user account and keep your personal information up-to-date. See the NIM User's Guide, especially the "Managing Your User Account with NIM" section. Applying for your first NERSC Allocation Starting a new Allocation Request Renewing an Allocation Request Tips and Instructions for Filling out Allocation Request Form

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16.459 Humans & Automation Seminar February 6, 2002  

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simulations Automated bank teller system design ACT-R Modeling problem solving and learning Various problem ­ To provide rapid prototype simulator to examine human operator performance as a function of human interface16.459 Humans & Automation Seminar February 6, 2002 Miwa Hayashi #12;!Human-Machine System Design

Goldwasser, Shafi

362

Medical and Home automation Sensor Networks for Senior Citizens Telehomecare  

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Medical and Home automation Sensor Networks for Senior Citizens Telehomecare Shahram Nourizadeh1, 2 Healthcare, Smart Home, Distributed health record, Actimetry, Fuzzy logic, Home automation I. INTRODUCTION.Deroussent}@medetic.com Abstract- This paper presents a home Tele-healthcare system for the senior citizens. The system uses home

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Abstract Increasingly, automation and computer-based control play key roles in the operation of manufacturing systems. These  

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support rapid development of detailed simulation models to assess system performance. The fundamental idea tools and methodologies which support rapid development of simulation models to assess system with more detailed simulation models developed using commercial simulation languages, it is difficult

364

FULL-COST ACCOUNTING  

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FULL-COST ACCOUNTING ... Environmental costs would be built into a product's cost, and consumers would be able to make informed purchases. ...

1993-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

365

Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation  

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Small- and Medium-Sized Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building

366

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

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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 ...

Cummings, M.L.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

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 with MetsoDNA open automation system. When testing more sophisticated control algorithms the process data

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Development of an embedded system actuator node for intergration into an IEC 61850 based substation automation application.  

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??The introduction of the IEC 61850 standard in substations for communication networks and systems by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 2003 provided the possibility… (more)

Retonda-Modiya, John-Charly

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Implementing AccountableCare  

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Implementing AccountableCare Organizations POLICYBRIEF MAY2010 ADVANCING NATIONAL HEALTH REFORMPolicyandClinicalPractice #12;i Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security|Implementing Accountable Care to implement the newly-minted comprehensive healthcare reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care

Kammen, Daniel M.

370

Cognitive Engineering Automation and Human  

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· Home automation · Robotics · Unmanned vehicles (UAVs and UGVs) · Drug design/Molecular geneticsCognitive Engineering PSYC 530 Automation and Human Performance Raja Parasuraman #12;Overview Automation-Related Accidents Levels and Stages of Automation Information Acquisition and Analysis Decision

Parasuraman, Raja

371

Automation of Feynman Diagram Evaluation  

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

M. Tentyukov; J. Fleischer

1998-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

372

Development of nuclear materials accounting for international safeguards: The past, the present, the future  

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Nuclear materials accountancy was introduced as a primary safeguards measure in international safeguards from the inception of the EURATOM safeguards directorate in 1959 and IAEA safeguards in 1961 with the issuance of INFCIRC 26. As measurement technology evolved and safeguarded facilities increased in both number and size, measurement methodology requirements increased as reflected in INFCIRC 66 (Rev 2.) in 1968 and later in INFCIRC 153 in 1972. Early measurements relied heavily on chemical analysis, but in the 1960s it evolved more and more toward nondestructive assay. Future nuclear materials accountancy systems will increase in complexity, driven by larger and more complex facilities; more stringent health, safety, and environmental considerations; and unattended automation in facility operations. 15 refs.

Markin, J.T.; Augustson, R.H.; Eccleston, G.W.; Hakkila, E.A.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Accounts & Access | Argonne Leadership Computing Facility  

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Account Information Accounts and Access FAQ Connect & Log In Using CRYPTOCards SSH Keys on Surveyor Disk Space Quota Management Allocations Decommissioning of BG/P Systems and Resources Blue Gene/Q Versus Blue Gene/P Mira/Cetus/Vesta Intrepid/Challenger/Surveyor Tukey Eureka / Gadzooks Policies Documentation Feedback Please provide feedback to help guide us as we continue to build documentation for our new computing resource. [Feedback Form] Accounts & Access Account Information Account Information: All computing carried out on the ALCF systems is associated with a user "account." This account is used to log onto the login servers and run jobs on the resources. Using CRYPTOcards Using CRYPTOCards: Useful information to guide you in using and troubleshooting your CRYPTOcard.

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Automated diagnostics scoping study. Final report  

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The objective of the Automated Diagnostics Scoping Study was to investigate the needs for diagnostics in building operation and to examine some of the current technologies in automated diagnostics that can address these needs. The study was conducted in two parts. In the needs analysis, the authors interviewed facility managers and engineers at five building sites. In the technology survey, they collected published information on automated diagnostic technologies in commercial and military applications as well as on technologies currently under research. The following describe key areas that the authors identify for the research, development, and deployment of automated diagnostic technologies: tools and techniques to aid diagnosis during building commissioning, especially those that address issues arising from integrating building systems and diagnosing multiple simultaneous faults; technologies to aid diagnosis for systems and components that are unmonitored or unalarmed; automated capabilities to assist cause-and-effect exploration during diagnosis; inexpensive, reliable sensors, especially those that expand the current range of sensory input; technologies that aid predictive diagnosis through trend analysis; integration of simulation and optimization tools with building automation systems to optimize control strategies and energy performance; integration of diagnostic, control, and preventive maintenance technologies. By relating existing technologies to perceived and actual needs, the authors reached some conclusions about the opportunities for automated diagnostics in building operation. Some of a building operator`s needs can be satisfied by off-the-shelf hardware and software. Other needs are not so easily satisfied, suggesting directions for future research. Their conclusions and suggestions are offered in the final section of this study.

Quadrel, R.W.; Lash, T.A.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accounting, 210 Gerson Hall Accounting..........................................................................(ATG)  

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................................................................(ENT) Information Systems and Operations Management............. (ISO) Real Estate-ProfitOrganization......................................................(NON) Nutritional Sciences............................................................(NS) Organic Sustainable Crop

Kane, Andrew S.

376

Convection automated logic oven control  

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For the past few years, there has been a greater push to bring more automation to the cooling process. There have been attempts at automated cooking using a wide range of sensors and procedures, but with limited success. The authors have the answer to the automated cooking process; this patented technology is called Convection AutoLogic (CAL). The beauty of the technology is that it requires no extra hardware for the existing oven system. They use the existing temperature probe, whether it is an RTD, thermocouple, or thermistor. This means that the manufacturer does not have to be burdened with extra costs associated with automated cooking in comparison to standard ovens. The only change to the oven is the program in the central processing unit (CPU) on the board. As for its operation, when the user places the food into the oven, he or she is required to select a category (e.g., beef, poultry, or casseroles) and then simply press the start button. The CAL program then begins its cooking program. It first looks at the ambient oven temperature to see if it is a cold, warm, or hot start. CAL stores this data and then begins to look at the food`s thermal footprint. After CAL has properly detected this thermal footprint, it can calculate the time and temperature at which the food needs to be cooked. CAL then sets up these factors for the cooking stage of the program and, when the food has finished cooking, the oven is turned off automatically. The total time for this entire process is the same as the standard cooking time the user would normally set. The CAL program can also compensate for varying line voltages and detect when the oven door is opened. With all of these varying factors being monitored, CAL can produce a perfectly cooked item with minimal user input.

Boyer, M.A.; Eke, K.I. [Apollo U.S.A. Inc., Orlando, FL (United States)] [Apollo U.S.A. Inc., Orlando, FL (United States)

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

New Services for Building Maintenance Enabled by Building Automation  

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New Services for Building Maintenance Enabled by Building Automation New Services for Building Maintenance Enabled by Building Automation Systems Speaker(s): Heikki Ihasalo Date: May 17, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Peng Xu Today's building automation systems enable building systems integration and access to information from a variety of sources, e.g. fire alarm systems, access control, security systems, lighting and control systems. With the help of Internet technology and XML (Extensible Markup Language) building automation systems can also connect to other enterprise\ applications such as facility management software, maintenance management systems, ERP or financial systems. New applications are also emerging to manage energy consumption in buildings, for example demand response and fault detection

378

Automated Lattice Perturbation Theory  

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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.

Monahan, Christopher

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Getting Computer Accounts  

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Computer Accounts When you first arrive at the lab, you will be presented with lots of forms that must be read and signed in order to get an ID and computer access. You must ensure...

380

Annual Report and Accounts  

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Auditors' report 31 Consolidated income and expenditure account 32 Balance sheets 34 Consolidated cash flow such as energy supply, combating global warming and feeding the world's population. Imperial College

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381

Monitoring, verification, and accounting  

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verification, and accounting (MVA) activities are underway verification, and accounting (MVA) activities are underway to ensure the injected CO 2 remains in the geologic formation. The first plant has been capturing CO 2 since December 2012, while the second plant completed construction in February and began carbon capture operations in March. Both units are now operating at full capacity. More than 222,000 tons of CO 2 have been captured and provided for storage

382

Automated generation of basic custom sensor-based embedded computing systems guided by end-user optimization criteria  

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We describe a set of fixed-function and programmable blocks, eBlocks, previously developed to provide non-programming, non-electronics experts the ability to construct and customize basic embedded computing systems. We present a novel and powerful ...

Susan Lysecky; Frank Vahid

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Automated Store Management For Drum Storage Facility  

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This paper describes advanced system technology developed for a new Drum Storage Facility to be operated by Taiwan Power Company (TPC). A logistics management concept is applied for the storage of solid rad-wastes in terms of automated handling, transportation and storing as well as in terms of data management. The individual equipments, such as automated Bridge Cranes, Automatic Guided Vehicles and auxiliary systems are introduced in this paper and the store management process is outlined. The authors report furthermore on challenges during the design and engineering phase and review the project implementation from the equipment supplier's end. (authors)

Koller, W.; Lang, R. [Siempelkamp Nukleartechnik GmbH, Krefeld (Germany)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Automated home-cage behavioral phenotyping of mice  

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We describe a trainable computer vision system enabling the automated analysis of complex mouse behaviors. We provide software and a very large manually annotated video database used for training and testing the system. ...

Yu, Xinlin

2009-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

385

Trainable, vision-based automated home cage behavioral phenotyping  

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We describe a fully trainable computer vision system enabling the automated analysis of complex mouse behaviors. Our system computes a sequence of feature descriptors for each video sequence and a classifier is used to ...

Jhuang, Hueihan

386

Automated Part Tracking and Metrology Applied to a Manufacturing Process  

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This paper presents a case study in the design of an automated part tracking and metrology systems for an industrial manufacturing system. A major productivity challenge of this facility is managing each batch of parts as it is formed, treated...

Morelli, F.; Halbert, T.; Hignight, M.; Kell, Z.; Lacy, J.; Rasmussen, B. P.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Saying What it Means: Semi-Automated (News) Media Annotation  

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This paper considers the automated and semi-automated annotation of audiovisual media in a new type of production framework, A4SM (Authoring System for Syntactic, Semantic and Semiotic Modelling). We present ... Keywords: MPEG-7, XML-Schema, media annotation, media production, news production, news production tools

Frank Nack; Wolfgang Putz

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated analysis method Sample Search...  

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the application of cognitive engineering principles to automated systems Source: Kaber, David B. - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State...

389

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated array assembly Sample Search...  

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buildable we... system, and so allow for fully automated design ... Source: Pollack, Jordan B. - Computer Science Department, Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University...

390

Automated Reasoning on Vague Concepts Using Formal Ontologies, with an Application to Event Detection on Video Data  

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in video scenes, and for which we are developing an automated logical reasoning system (D'Odorico and Ben

Bennett, Brandon

391

Accounting, 210 Gerson Hall Accounting..........................................................................(ATG)  

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................................................................(ENT) Information Systems and Operations Management............. (ISO) Real Estate-ProfitOrganizationalLeadership ................................(NON) Nutritional Sciences............................................................(NS) Organic-Sustainable......................................................(LAE) Sustainability and the Built Environment............................(SBE) Urban and Regional Planning

Ma, Lena

392

Distant Speech Recognition for Home Automation: Preliminary Experimental Results in a Smart Home  

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Distant Speech Recognition for Home Automation: Preliminary Experimental Results in a Smart Home a new home automation system based on voice command. The study focused on two tasks: distant speech; triggered language models; home automation; smart home I. INTRODUCTION The evolution of ICT led

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

393

User Financial Account Form  

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URA REVISED 2/20/13 URA REVISED 2/20/13 User Financial Account Form Establish a user financial account at SLAC to procure gases, chemicals, supplies or services to support your experiment at SLAC's user facilities and to send samples, dewars, or other equipment between SLAC and your institution. To open or renew your SLAC user financial account, complete and submit this form along with a Purchase Order (PO) from your institution. The PO should be made to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for the amount of estimated expenditures (the suggested minimum is $1,000). Send this form with the PO (or a letter from the financial officer of your institution) to: Jackie Kerlegan (SSRL) or Theresa Wong (LCLS) User Research Administration, MS 99 User Research Administration, MS 99 SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

394

Experimental Security Analyses of Non-Networked Compact Fluorescent Lamps: A Case Study of Home Automation Security  

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}@uw.edu ABSTRACT Background. With a projected rise in the procurement of home automation systems, we experimentally-enabled home automation systems. Aim. This work seeks to investigate the feasibility of causing physical harm--such as through the explosion of CFLs--to home occupants through an exploited home automation system. Method. We

Kohno, Tadayoshi

395

Chapter 16 - Payroll Accounting  

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

5-3-2012 5-3-2012 Chapter 16-1 CHAPTER 16 PAYROLL ACCOUNTING 1. INTRODUCTION. a. Purpose. This chapter outlines the principles, responsibilities, operating procedures, and other general information for preparing payrolls and maintaining pay and leave records for civilian employees of the Department of Energy (DOE). b. Applicability. This chapter applies to all Departmental elements that have payroll services furnished by the Department of Defense's Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). This chapter does not apply to DOE's contractors. c. Background. Consolidation of payroll operations was effected by the Office of

396

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control  

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ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications September 22, 2009 - 1:28pm Addthis September 22, 2009 On September 9, the Standards and Practices Board of the International Society for Automation (ISA) approved the ISA-100.11a wireless standard, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," making it an official ISA standard. The standard is intended to provide secure, reliable wireless operation for monitoring, alerting, and control applications. It enables robustness with non-ISA-compliant legacy wireless systems, coexistence and interoperability with other wireless devices, and robustness in harsh industrial

397

Automation of hydroelectric power plants  

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This paper describes how the author's company has been automating its hydroelectric generating plants. The early automations were achieved with a relay-type supervisory control system, relay logic, dc tachometer, and a pneumatic gate-position controller. While this system allowed the units to be started and stopped from a remote location, they were operated at an output that was preset by the pneumatic control at the generating site. The supervisory control system at the site provided such information as unit status, generator breaker status, and a binary coded decimal (BCD) value of the pond level. The generating units are started by energizing an on-site relay that sets the pneumatic gate controller to a preset value above the synchronous speed of the hydroelectric generator. The pneumatic controller then opens the water-wheel wicket gates to the preset startup position. As the hydroelectric generator starts to turn, the machine-mounted dc tachometer produces a voltage. At a dc voltage equivalent to synchronous speed, the generator main breaker closes, and a contact from the main breaker starts a field-delay timer. Within a few seconds, the field breaker closes. Once the cycle is complete, a relay changes the pneumatic setpoint to a preset operating point of about 8/10 wicket gate opening.

Grasser, H.S. (Consolidated Papers, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, WI (US))

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for...  

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

399

AUTOMATED CRITICAL PEAK PRICING FIELD TESTS  

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AUTOMATED CRITICAL PEAK PRICING FIELD TESTS: 2006 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND RESULTS APPENDICES.................................................................................... 5 B.2. DR Automation Server User Guide

400

HIGHLY AUTOMATED MACROMOLECULAR  

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AUTOMATED MACROMOLECULAR AUTOMATED MACROMOLECULAR CRYSTALLOGRAPHY BEAMLINE (AMX) Group Leader: Dieter Schneider Proposal Team: M. Allaire 1 , L. Berman 1 , M. Chance 2 , W. Hendrickson 3 , A. Héroux 1 , J. Jakoncic 1 , A. Orville 1 , H. Robinson 1 , D. Schneider 1 , W. Shi 2 , A. Soares 1 , V. Stojanoff 1 , R. Sweet 1 1 Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2 Case Western Reserve University, 3 Columbia University MISSION APPLICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * AMX at NSLS-II will provide structural biologists with ready access to an advanced macromolecular crystallography (MX) beamline for the elucidation of structure and function of macromolecular complexes. * Its high flux, tunable energy, and natively small focal spot will make it a crystallographer's preferred beamline. * Its high degree of automation will provide a high throughput

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401

Automation Status | Department of Energy  

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Automation Status Automation Status Presented at the NREL Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing R&D Workshop in Washington, DC, August 11-12, 2011. mfg2011plenarysperrick.pdf More...

402

BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING 1  

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BACHELOR OF COMMERCE ACCOUNTING 1 BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT 1 ENERGY MANAGEMENT 1 DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 1 INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS STUDIES 1 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 1 ITALIAN STUDIES 1 LATIN SCIENCE 1 PSYCHOLOGY 2 RELIGIOUS STUDIES 1 RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND APPLIED ETHICS 1 RUSSIAN 1 SCIENCE

Habib, Ayman

403

Sealed Radioactive Source Accountability  

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

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.

1994-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

404

Sealed Radioactive Source Accountability  

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

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.

1991-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

405

Annual Report and Accounts  

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Resources and Accounts Act 2000 Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 15 July 2010 Forest Research's Stationery Office. FR(JD-JP)/CG-350 JUL/10 Printed on paper containing 75% recycled fibre content minimum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Centre for Forest Resources and Management

406

Beyond Commissioning: The Role of Automation  

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This article takes a brief look at the benefits of commissioning and describes a vision of the future where most of the objectives of commissioning will be accomplished automatically by capabilities built into the building systems themselves. Commissioning will become an activity that's performed continuously rather than periodically, and only repairs requiring replacement or overhaul of equipment will require manual intervention. The article then identifies some of the technologies that will be needed to realize this vision and ends with a call for all involved in the enterprise of building commissioning and automation to embrace and dedicate themselves to a future of automated commissioning.

Brambley, Michael R.; Katipamula, Srinivas

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

The Advanced Automation for Powder Diffraction toward Industrial Application  

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A highly automated system for powder diffraction with synchrotron radiation was installed on the large Debye-Scherrer camera at the BL19B2 Engineering Science Research I beamline of SPring-8. Combined with a sample transfer and an automated centering system, we have succeeded in increasing the ratio of exposure time in the user beam time to 85%. The proposed system can be applied to a wide range of industrial uses.

Osaka, Keiichi; Matsumoto, Takuya; Miura, Keiko; Sato, Masugu; Hirosawa, Ichiro; Watanabe, Yoshio [Industrial Application Division, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI/SPring8), 1-1-1, Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

408

The Advanced Automation for Powder Diffraction toward Industrial Application  

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A highly automated system for powder diffraction with synchrotron radiation was installed on the large Debye?Scherrer camera at the BL19B2 Engineering Science Research I beamline of SPring?8. Combined with a sample transfer and an automated centering system we have succeeded in increasing the ratio of exposure time in the user beam time to 85%. The proposed system can be applied to a wide range of industrial uses.

Keiichi Osaka; Takuya Matsumoto; Keiko Miura; Masugu Sato; Ichiro Hirosawa; Yoshio Watanabe

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Automated Architectural Exploration for Signal Processing Algorithms  

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Automated Architectural Exploration for Signal Processing Algorithms Ramsey Hourani, Ravi Jenkal, W processing algorithms. The goal of our framework is to improve hardware architectural exploration by guiding Property (IP) cores for system level signal processing algorithms. We present our view of a framework

Davis, Rhett

410

Definition: Automated Capacitors | Open Energy Information  

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Capacitors Capacitors Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Capacitors Capacitors can increase the voltage on a distribution circuit by providing reactive power (often referred to as volt-amperes-reactive or VArs). Capacitor banks are switched in discrete steps, either manually, or in response to the voltage at the location where they are connected; typically, distribution capacitor banks are switched in a single step. If the voltage falls too far below the set point, the capacitor is switched in to raise the voltage. If the voltage rises too high above the set point, the capacitor is switched out to lower the voltage. Automated capacitors can be switched in coordination with other voltage control devices with signals from local sensors, distribution automation systems, or grid

411

Automated cleaning of electronic components  

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Environmental and operator safety concerns are leading to the elimination of trichloroethylene and chlorofluorocarbon solvents in cleaning processes that remove rosin flux, organic and inorganic contamination, and particulates from electronic components. Present processes depend heavily on these solvents for manual spray cleaning of small components and subassemblies. Use of alternative solvent systems can lead to longer processing times and reduced quality. Automated spray cleaning can improve the quality of the cleaning process, thus enabling the productive use of environmentally conscious materials, while minimizing personnel exposure to hazardous materials. We describe the development of a prototype robotic system for cleaning electronic components in a spray cleaning workcell. An important feature of the prototype system is the capability to generate the robot paths and motions automatically from the CAD models of the part to be cleaned, and to embed cleaning process knowledge into the automatically programmed operations.

Drotning, W.; Meirans, L.; Wapman, W.; Hwang, Y.; Koenig, L.; Petterson, B.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Hindawi Publishing Corporation EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems  

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that sup- port abstraction and automation. Low-level energy estimation methods take into account many circuit density and performance, the management of power consumption in system-on-chip (SoC) is becoming a better tradeoff between accuracy and speed. This paper presents a consumption estimation approach

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

413

Automation: Congress' Next Probe  

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THE stage is being set for a Congressional investigation of the trend toward automation in industry. From all indications, this could become one of the hottest subjects in labor-management relations during the coming year.Formal hearings have been ...

1955-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

414

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

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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).

Scherer, Carolynn P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bushlya, Anatoly V [ROSATOM, RUSSIA; Efimenko, Vladimir F [IPPE, RUSSIA; Ilyanstev, Anatoly [IPPE, RUSSIA; Regoushevsky, Victor I [IPPE, RUSSIA

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

ShaRE Account  

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Submitting a ShaRE Proposal Submitting a ShaRE Proposal External (non-ORNL staff) Applicants To submit a ShaRE Research Proposal, you must first get an ORNL XCAMS account, and then request access to the SharePoint site. Navigate to the ORNL Open Research Collaboration ShaRE registration site. Type in your email address in the Email Address field and click Continue. This step will do one of two things: 1) If you don't already have an ORNL XCAMS account, you will be taken through the process of setting one up, and then granted access to the SharePoint site. 2) If you already have an account, providing your email address will give you access to the SharePoint site. Once you have completed step 2 above, you are ready to log into the site: https://share.ornl.gov/sites/share. Login Tip: When prompted for your username and password, use the following syntax:

416

General Accounting .:. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

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CFO U.S. Department of Energy --- Cost Accounting Standards DOE Accounting Handbook Federal Accounting Standards Generally Accepted Accounting...

417

Accounts Policy | Argonne Leadership Computing Facility  

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Decommissioning of BG/P Systems and Resources Decommissioning of BG/P Systems and Resources Blue Gene/Q Versus Blue Gene/P Mira/Cetus/Vesta Intrepid/Challenger/Surveyor Tukey Eureka / Gadzooks Policies Pullback Policy ALCF Acknowledgment Policy Account Sponsorship & Retention Policy Accounts Policy Data Policy INCITE Quarterly Report Policy Job Scheduling Policy on BG/P Job Scheduling Policy on BG/Q Refund Policy Software Policy User Authentication Policy Documentation Feedback Please provide feedback to help guide us as we continue to build documentation for our new computing resource. [Feedback Form] Accounts Policy All holders of user accounts must abide by all appropriate Argonne Leadership Computing Facility and Argonne National Laboratory computing usage policies. These are described at the time of the account request and

418

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

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

Kiliccote, Sila

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Design, Simulation, and Analysis of Substation Automation Networks  

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on the Substation Automation Systems (SAS). Substations are nodes in the smart grid infrastructure that help the in transportation of power by connecting the transmission and distribution lines. The SAS applications are con figured to operate with minimal human...

Kembanur Natarajan, Elangovan

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

420

Design and Construction of an Automated Community Bicycle Loan/  

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Design and Construction of an Automated Community Bicycle Loan/ Return System Richard Lopez $20 Box $50 Solar Power Panels $50 CPU $200 Total Per Unit $432 #12;Conclusion and Future · Lessons

Goadrich, Mark

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421

Automated Stellar Spectral Classification and Parameterization for the Masses  

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Stellar spectroscopic classification has been successfully automated by a number of groups. Automated classification and parameterization work best when applied to a homogeneous data set, and thus these techniques primarily have been developed for and applied to large surveys. While most ongoing large spectroscopic surveys target extragalactic objects, many stellar spectra have been and will be obtained. We briefly summarize past work on automated classification and parameterization, with emphasis on the work done in our group. Accurate automated classification in the spectral type domain and parameterization in the temperature domain have been relatively easy. Automated parameterization in the metallicity domain, formally outside the MK system, has also been effective. Due to the subtle effects on the spectrum, automated classification in the luminosity domain has been somewhat more difficult, but still successful. In order to extend the use of automated techniques beyond a few surveys, we present our current efforts at building a web-based automated stellar spectroscopic classification and parameterization machine. Our proposed machinery would provide users with MK classifications as well as the astrophysical parameters of effective temperature, surface gravity, mean abundance, abundance anomalies, and microturbulence.

Ted von Hippel; Carlos Allende Prieto; Chris Sneden

2002-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

422

Accounting Fraud and Institutional Investors.  

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??This dissertation examines institutional investors' trading behavior in a sample of 322 firms alleged in Accounting, Auditing, and Enforcement Releases to have manipulated their accounting… (more)

Larson, Chad R.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Forensic accounting and terrorism  

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Through empirical research, this article is about the techniques and methods terrorists use in order to obtain funds for their operations. I also note the conditions needed to be exiting when identifying fraud. The US Government goes through great lengths to prevent these acts with the help of specialised task forces and forensic accountants. The article explains specific methods used to detect and prevent these acts, while also citing specific examples from over the years. It concludes that although much has been done in this area, much more work is needed. With technology improving every day, terrorists are able to adapt themselves better to the increasing legislation and methods being implemented.

Marc Curry

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

BTU Accounting for Industry  

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convert utility bills to BTUs? All fuels can be measured in terms of BTU content. Natural gas has a million BTUs per thousand cubic feet; propane - 92,000 BTUs per gallon; fuel oil - 140,000 BTUs per gallon; electricity - 3,413 BTUs per KW hour... BTU ACCOUNTING FOR INDUSTRY Robert O. Redd-CPA Seidman & Seidman Grand Rapids, Michigan Today, as never before, American industry needs to identify and control their most criti cal resources. One of these is energy. In 1973 and again in 1976...

Redd, R. O.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Industrial SPP/Partner Teaming Profile - Rockwell Automation  

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Rockwell Automation Rockwell Automation 6400 West Enterprise Drive Mequon, WI 53092 Business: Control Products & Solutions Joshua J. Olive Sr. Product Specialist Phone: 262-512-2095 Email: jjolive@ra.rockwell.com Industrial Partner General Mills 9000 Plymouth Ave. North Minneapolis, MN 55427 Business: Food Processing David Spryshak Facilities, Control, & IS Engineer Phone: 763-764-7091 Email: Dave.spryshak@genmills.com Rockwell Automation helps General Mills save $2.6 million annually through a standardized energy management system for air handling units Project Scope Rockwell Automation partnered with General Mills to develop a standardized energy management system (EMS) for controlling air handling units (AHU) and has installed the system at 14 General Mills

426

AUTOMATING GROUNDWATER SAMPLING AT HANFORD  

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Until this past October, Fluor Hanford managed Hanford's integrated groundwater program for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). With the new contract awards at the Site, however, the CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) has assumed responsibility for the groundwater-monitoring programs at the 586-square-mile reservation in southeastern Washington State. These programs are regulated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The purpose of monitoring is to track existing groundwater contamination from past practices, as well as other potential contamination that might originate from RCRA treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facilities. An integral part of the groundwater-monitoring program involves taking samples of the groundwater and measuring the water levels in wells scattered across the site. More than 1,200 wells are sampled each year. Historically, field personnel or 'samplers' have been issued pre-printed forms that have information about the well(s) for a particular sampling evolution. This information is taken from the Hanford Well Information System (HWIS) and the Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS)--official electronic databases. The samplers used these hardcopy forms to document the groundwater samples and well water-levels. After recording the entries in the field, the samplers turned the forms in at the end of the day and the collected information was posted onto a spreadsheet that was then printed and included in a log book. The log book was then used to make manual entries of the new information into the software application(s) for the HEIS and HWIS databases. This is a pilot project for automating this tedious process by providing an electronic tool for automating water-level measurements and groundwater field-sampling activities. The automation will eliminate the manual forms and associated data entry, improve the accuracy of the information recorded, and enhance the efficiency and sampling capacity of field personnel. The goal of the effort is to eliminate 100 percent of the manual input to the database(s) and replace the management of paperwork by the field and clerical personnel with an almost entirely electronic process. These activities will include the following: scheduling the activities of the field teams, electronically recording water-level measurements, electronically logging and filing Groundwater Sampling Reports (GSR), and transferring field forms into the site-wide Integrated Document Management System (IDMS).

CONNELL CW; HILDEBRAND RD; CONLEY SF; CUNNINGHAM DE

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated model abstraction Sample Search...  

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automation (proprietary device control... NSF ITR Project Fall 2004 ... Source: Kaber, David B. - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated cellular imaging Sample Search...  

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Ko Summary: and appreciated the value of automated intrusion detection. The cellular fraud problem is well understood and put... Attacks on Cellular Systems Hai-Ping Ko GTE...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated fault extraction Sample Search...  

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with extracted... automation, fault diagnosis, asset management, as well as power system modeling and simulation. 12;... 1 F Voltage Sag Data Utilization for Distribution Fault...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated control traffic Sample Search...  

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the Applications of Agent Technology Summary: or others. This feature helps to implement automated traffic control and management systems. Agents... modeling and simulation,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accurate automated protein Sample Search...  

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assignment appears to be more accurate than the human assignment is shown... and automated model building with cell modeling systems will permit accurate, well-structured...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated flight test Sample Search Results  

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flight test Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: automated flight test Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 integration division Human Systems...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated calculation program Sample Search...  

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inter- Summary: INTRODUCTION Recent research on human-automation inter- action theory (Endsley & Kaber, 1999... decisions about what complex system functions to...

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through information... INTRODUCTION Recent research on human-automation inter- action theory (Endsley & Kaber, 1999... decisions about what complex system functions to...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated classification software Sample...  

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inter- Summary: INTRODUCTION Recent research on human-automation inter- action theory (Endsley & Kaber, 1999... decisions about what complex system functions to...

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Sciences 2 POSE: A Parallel Object-Oriented Synthesis Environment Summary: Automation of Electronic Systems, Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2001. 12;synthesis model, these...

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Automated FMEA based diagnostic symptom generation  

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The comprehensive on-board diagnosis of faults in many aerospace and other engineered systems requires real time execution using limited computational resources, and must also provide verifiable behaviour. This paper shows how a diagnostic system satisfying these requirements can be automatically generated from the model based simulation used to produce an automated Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA). The resulting diagnostic system comprises a set of efficiently evaluated symptoms and their associated faults. The symptoms are complete in that they include all necessary observations required to determine applicable system operating states, unlike other work that finesses this problem by having models for each operating state and producing diagnostics for each operating state separately. The symptoms are also efficient because they abstract complex system behaviour based on observations available to the diagnostic system and only preserve sufficient symptom detail to isolate faults given these available observations. This work has been done in the context of diagnosing autonomous aircraft, and is illustrated with examples from that domain. The models used as a basis for automated generation of diagnostics were originally produced to automate the production of a FMEA report, and the paper also considers the relationship between FMEA and diagnostics that provides verification of the failure effects predicted by the simulation and hence validation of the generated symptoms.

Neal Snooke; Chris Price

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Wireless Automation World for OE FINAL.doc  

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Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security, Interviews Authors Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security, Interviews Authors April 16, 2009 The April 2009 issue of Automation World magazine features the white paper Wireless Systems Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards. The paper addresses wireless protection issues arising from requirements of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards for the electricity sector, developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The CIP standards require entities to monitor and control all electronic access to a company's electronic security perimeter, but this requirement becomes difficult to implement when it

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TJ Automation | Open Energy Information  

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TJ Automation TJ Automation Jump to: navigation, search Name TJ Automation Facility TJ Automation Sector Wind energy Facility Type Small Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner TJ Automation Energy Purchaser TJ Automation Location Archbold OH Coordinates 41.45823855°, -84.30666804° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.45823855,"lon":-84.30666804,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Automated image-based colon cleansing for laxative-free CT colonography computer-aided polyp detection  

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Purpose: To evaluate the performance of a computer-aided detection (CAD) system for detecting colonic polyps at noncathartic computed tomography colonography (CTC) in conjunction with an automated image-based colon cleansing algorithm. Methods: An automated colon cleansing algorithm was designed to detect and subtract tagged-stool, accounting for heterogeneity and poor tagging, to be used in conjunction with a colon CAD system. The method is locally adaptive and combines intensity, shape, and texture analysis with probabilistic optimization. CTC data from cathartic-free bowel preparation were acquired for testing and training the parameters. Patients underwent various colonic preparations with barium or Gastroview in divided doses over 48 h before scanning. No laxatives were administered and no dietary modifications were required. Cases were selected from a polyp-enriched cohort and included scans in which at least 90% of the solid stool was visually estimated to be tagged and each colonic segment was distended in either the prone or supine view. The CAD system was run comparatively with and without the stool subtraction algorithm. Results: The dataset comprised 38 CTC scans from prone and/or supine scans of 19 patients containing 44 polyps larger than 10 mm (22 unique polyps, if matched between prone and supine scans). The results are robust on fine details around folds, thin-stool linings on the colonic wall, near polyps and in large fluid/stool pools. The sensitivity of the CAD system is 70.5% per polyp at a rate of 5.75 false positives/scan without using the stool subtraction module. This detection improved significantly (p = 0.009) after automated colon cleansing on cathartic-free data to 86.4% true positive rate at 5.75 false positives/scan. Conclusions: An automated image-based colon cleansing algorithm designed to overcome the challenges of the noncathartic colon significantly improves the sensitivity of colon CAD by approximately 15%.

Linguraru, Marius George; Panjwani, Neil; Fletcher, Joel G.; Summer, Ronald M. [Imaging Biomarkers and Computer-Aided Diagnosis Laboratory, Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National Medical Center 111 Michigan Avenue Northwest, Washington District of Columbia 20010 (United States); Imaging Biomarkers and Computer-Aided Diagnosis Laboratory, Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (United States); Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street Southwest, Rochester, Minnesota 55905 (United States); Imaging Biomarkers and Computer-Aided Diagnosis Laboratory, Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (United States)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated structure solution with the PHENIX suite  

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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.

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Automated Structure Solution with the PHENIX Suite  

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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.

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.

2008-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation and the situation awareness of drivers in agricultural semi-autonomous vehicles  

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The effects of in-vehicle automation and driving assistant systems on the situation awareness of drivers have been the subject of much research with the implications of automation in such man-machine systems being identified. With the introduction of advanced automated systems in agricultural machinery, farmers are now working with semi-autonomous vehicles. A human factors perspective is needed to ensure the safe and efficient operation of such systems. This simulator study investigated the effects of automating vehicle steering and implement control and monitoring task automation on the situation awareness of drivers. Experiments were conducted using a tractor driving simulator located in the Agricultural Ergonomics Laboratory at the University of Manitoba. Thirty young, experienced tractor drivers participated in this study. It was found that implement control and monitoring task automation significantly affected the situation awareness of operators. Situation awareness increased as the level of automation support increased although the highest level of automation, where the participants were removed from the task loop, resulted in low situation awareness at a level similar to the condition with no automation support. The highest level of situation awareness was observed when the simulator suggested the required action to be taken by the operator. Vehicle steering task automation reduced the attentional demand of the task.

Behzad Bashiri; Danny D. Mann

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Relationship Between Principal Ethnicity and Other Chosen Demographics and Student Achievement as Measured by the Texas Education Agency's Accountability Rating System in Predominantly Hispanic Public High Schools in Texas  

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by CHRISTOPHER ADRIAN TRESSLAR Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY May 2010 Major Subject: Educational Administration THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN... PRINCIPAL ETHNICITY AND OTHER CHOSEN DEMOGRAPHICS AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AS MEASURED BY THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY?S ACCOUNTABILITY RATING SYSTEM IN PREDOMINANTLY HISPANIC PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN TEXAS A Dissertation by CHRISTOPHER ADRIAN TRESSLAR Submitted...

Tresslar, Christopher A.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

445

Definition: Automated Feeder And Line Switching | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Automated Feeder And Line Switching Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Feeder And Line Switching Automated feeder and line switching is realized through automatic isolation and reconfiguration of faulted segments of distribution feeders or transmission lines via sensors, controls, switches, and communications systems. These devices can operate autonomously in response to local events or in response to signals from a central control system.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, transmission line References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Functions' An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Automated_Feeder_And_Line_Switching&oldid=480562"

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Chapter Two - Automated Extraction of GUI Models for Testing  

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Abstract A significant challenge in applying model-based testing on software systems is that manually designing the test models requires considerable amount of effort and deep expertise in formal modeling. When an existing system is being modeled and tested, there are various techniques to automate the process of producing the models based on the implementation. Some approaches aim to fully automated creation of the models, while others aim to automate the first steps to create an initial model to serve as a basis to start the manual modeling process. Especially graphical user interface (GUI) applications, including mobile and Web applications, have been a good domain for model extraction, reverse engineering, and specification mining approaches. In this chapter, we survey various automated modeling techniques, with a special focus on GUI models and their usefulness in analyzing and testing of the modeled GUI applications.

Pekka Aho; Teemu Kanstrén; Tomi Räty; Juha Röning

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications  

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ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications September 22, 2009 On September 9, the Standards and Practices Board of the International Society for Automation (ISA) approved the ISA-100.11a wireless standard, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," making it an official ISA standard. The standard is intended to provide secure, reliable wireless operation for monitoring, alerting, and control applications. It enables robustness with non-ISA-compliant legacy wireless systems, coexistence and interoperability with other wireless devices, and robustness in harsh industrial environments. To meet the needs of industrial wireless users and operators of low-energy fixed, portable, and moving

448

Identifying Requirements for Effective Human-Automation Teamwork  

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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.

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

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the viability and sustainability of an integrated waste management system for the city of Campinas (Brazil), by means of ecological cost accounting  

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Abstract The population growth of cities increases the generation of construction building waste (CBW) and wastewater and, respectively, their environmental impacts. The present study shows a new technology to manage of the sewage and construction wastes from Campinas city, Brazil, based on the ecological cost accounting theory. In this way, the treatment of the crude sewage from Anhumas Wastewater Treatment Plant was made by decantation using the construction building waste. The organic amendment was obtained from the decanted sludge, which has been used in the recovery of a poor soil. From the supernatant liquid was obtained the reusing water, which has been tested in irrigation process. The efficiencies of the organic amendment and reusing water have been assessed by the quantity of the germinated bean seeds on the poor soil. Results show that the best condition to organic amendment production was the one in which a total soil layer of 2 cm and 100 mL/L of CBW were used, which yielded a gain in soil fertility of 11.11%. It was verified that 85% of bean seeds have been germinated on soil, when it irrigated these seeds with the reusing water, being 6% larger than control water. All parameters of lower water quality were reduced above of 90%, keeping the water in according to Brazilian standards. The cost evaluation of reusing water and organic amendment production shows a saving of US$ 81.1 million, indicating the social, ecological and economical viabilities of the new technology developed and demonstrated in this work. In that sense, this work provided a possible environmental solver based on the ecological cost accounting theory for the city of Campinas, Brazil.

Kely Cristina Passarini; Maria Aparecida Pereira; Thiago Michel de Brito Farias; Felipe Araújo Calarge; Carlos Curvelo Santana

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AUTOMATED ~.JELDING -RESEARCH NEEDS T. H. Eagar  

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) ) ..... . '. AUTOMATED ~.JELDING - RESEARCH NEEDS T. H. Eagar Department of Naterials Science and Engineering Nassachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Hassachusetts 02139 Increased use of automated is necessary in order to develop reliable automated welding techniques. #12;Introduction During the past decade

Eagar, Thomas W.

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Automation improves personal effectiveness while reducing drudgery  

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Automation improves personal effectiveness while reducing drudgery ... "The term automation ," says one Department of Labor official with undisguised feeling, "is a hopeless semantic jungle." ... One industry man defines automation very loosely as any way of doing things better with machines. ...

1966-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2009-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow through electrode with automated calibration  

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The present invention is an improved automated flow through electrode liquid monitoring system. The automated system has a sample inlet to a sample pump, a sample outlet from the sample pump to at least one flow through electrode with a waste port. At least one computer controls the sample pump and records data from the at least one flow through electrode for a liquid sample. The improvement relies upon (a) at least one source of a calibration sample connected to (b) an injection valve connected to said sample outlet and connected to said source, said injection valve further connected to said at least one flow through electrode, wherein said injection valve is controlled by said computer to select between said liquid sample or said calibration sample. Advantages include improved accuracy because of more frequent calibrations, no additional labor for calibration, no need to remove the flow through electrode(s), and minimal interruption of sampling.

Szecsody, James E [Richland, WA; Williams, Mark D [Richland, WA; Vermeul, Vince R [Richland, WA

2002-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

454

Automating Shallow Seismic Imaging  

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This seven-year, shallow-seismic reflection research project had the aim of improving geophysical imaging of possible contaminant flow paths. Thousands of chemically contaminated sites exist in the United States, including at least 3,700 at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. Imaging technologies such as shallow seismic reflection (SSR) and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) sometimes are capable of identifying geologic conditions that might indicate preferential contaminant-flow paths. Historically, SSR has been used very little at depths shallower than 30 m, and even more rarely at depths of 10 m or less. Conversely, GPR is rarely useful at depths greater than 10 m, especially in areas where clay or other electrically conductive materials are present near the surface. Efforts to image the cone of depression around a pumping well using seismic methods were only partially successful (for complete references of all research results, see the full Final Technical Report, DOE/ER/14826-F), but peripheral results included development of SSR methods for depths shallower than one meter, a depth range that had not been achieved before. Imaging at such shallow depths, however, requires geophone intervals of the order of 10 cm or less, which makes such surveys very expensive in terms of human time and effort. We also showed that SSR and GPR could be used in a complementary fashion to image the same volume of earth at very shallow depths. The primary research focus of the second three-year period of funding was to develop and demonstrate an automated method of conducting two-dimensional (2D) shallow-seismic surveys with the goal of saving time, effort, and money. Tests involving the second generation of the hydraulic geophone-planting device dubbed the ''Autojuggie'' showed that large numbers of geophones can be placed quickly and automatically and can acquire high-quality data, although not under rough topographic conditions. In some easy-access environments, this device could make SSR surveying considerably more efficient and less expensive, particularly when geophone intervals of 25 cm or less are required. The most recent research analyzed the difference in seismic response of the geophones with variable geophone spike length and geophones attached to various steel media. Experiments investigated the azimuthal dependence of the quality of data relative to the orientation of the rigidly attached geophones. Other experiments designed to test the hypothesis that the data are being amplified in much the same way that an organ pipe amplifies sound have so far proved inconclusive. Taken together, the positive results show that SSR imaging within a few meters of the earth's surface is possible if the geology is suitable, that SSR imaging can complement GPR imaging, and that SSR imaging could be made significantly more cost effective, at least in areas where the topography and the geology are favorable. Increased knowledge of the Earth's shallow subsurface through non-intrusive techniques is of potential benefit to management of DOE facilities. Among the most significant problems facing hydrologists today is the delineation of preferential permeability paths in sufficient detail to make a quantitative analysis possible. Aquifer systems dominated by fracture flow have a reputation of being particularly difficult to characterize and model. At chemically contaminated sites, including U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities and others at Department of Defense (DOD) installations worldwide, establishing the spatial extent of the contamination, along with the fate of the contaminants and their transport-flow directions, is essential to the development of effective cleanup strategies. Detailed characterization of the shallow subsurface is important not only in environmental, groundwater, and geotechnical engineering applications, but also in neotectonics, mining geology, and the analysis of petroleum reservoir analogs. Near-surface seismology is in the vanguard of non-intrusive approaches to increase knowledge of the shallow subsurface; our

Steeples, Don W.

2004-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

455

Accountability report - fiscal year 1997  

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This document contains the US NRC`s accountability report for fiscal year 1997. Topics include uses of funds, financial condition, program performance, management accountability, and the audited financial statement.

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1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Northwest Open Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project  

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Facility Technician) Automated Logic Corporation: Ivanembedded in the Target’s Automated Logic Corporation (ALC)

Kiliccote, Sila

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Texas A&M University A detailed account of how one university  

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of the largest universities in the United States, Texas A&M University is well-known as the home of the Aggies Building Automation In order to manage such an expansive campus, UEM relies on an extensive building automation system (BAS) that includes energy management and controls capabilities. In fact, Texas A&M has one

458

Automating dipole subtraction  

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We report on automating the Catani-Seymour dipole subtraction which is a general procedure to treat infrared divergences in real emission processes at next-to-leading order in QCD. The automatization rests on three essential steps: the creation of the dipole terms, the calculation of the color linked squared Born matrix elements, and the evaluation of different helicity amplitudes. The routines have been tested for a number of complex processes, such as the real emission process gg --> t anti-t ggg.

K. Hasegawa; S. Moch; P. Uwer

2008-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

459

Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response  

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and Automating Demand Response Charles McParland, Lawrenceand Automating Demand Response Charles McParland, LBNLCommercial and Residential Demand Response Overview of the

McParland, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Automation in X-Ray Crystallography  

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Automation in X-Ray Crystallography ... But in the past few years, automation procedures have been applied to intrinsically superior experimental methods. ...

S.C. ABRAHAMS

1963-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding roi metrics for software test automation.  

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??Software test automation is widely accepted as an efficient software testing technique. However, automation has failed to deliver the expected productivity more often than not.… (more)

Jayachandran, Naveen

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global health response more accurate with automated influenza surveillance  

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Global health response more accurate with automated influenza Global health response more accurate with automated influenza surveillance Global health response more accurate with automated influenza surveillance Public health officials will be able to determine whether an outbreak of an infectious disease comes from a pandemic strain or one less virulent. January 31, 2011 Lance Green of LANL tests an earlier version of a modular laboratory like the ones that will be part of the High-Throughput Laboratory Network Lance Green of LANL tests an earlier version of a modular laboratory like the ones that will be part of the High-Throughput Laboratory Network-a series of compact, self-contained, automated systems for surveillance and screening of potential pandemic strains of influenza and other deadly infectious diseases.

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Automated inspection of hot steel slabs  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The disclosure relates to a real time digital image enhancement system for performing the image enhancement segmentation processing required for a real time automated system for detecting and classifying surface imperfections in hot steel slabs. The system provides for simultaneous execution of edge detection processing and intensity threshold processing in parallel on the same image data produced by a sensor device such as a scanning camera. The results of each process are utilized to validate the results of the other process and a resulting image is generated that contains only corresponding segmentation that is produced by both processes.

Martin, Ronald J. (Burnsville, MN)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Automated Demand Response Opportunities in Wastewater Treatment Facilities  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

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

2008-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

465

Enhanced training effectiveness using automated student assessment.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Training simulators have become increasingly popular tools for instructing humans on performance in complex environments. However, the question of how to provide individualized and scenario-specific assessment and feedback to students remains largely an open question. In this work, we follow-up on previous evaluations of the Automated Expert Modeling and Automated Student Evaluation (AEMASE) system, which automatically assesses student performance based on observed examples of good and bad performance in a given domain. The current study provides an empirical evaluation of the enhanced training effectiveness achievable with this technology. In particular, we found that students given feedback via the AEMASE-based debrief tool performed significantly better than students given only instructor feedback.

Forsythe, James Chris

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

McParland, Charles

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

AN INITIAL MODEL OF A BASE-ISOLATED BUILDING When modelling a physical system there is always a compromise between adequately accounting  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

44 Chapter 3 AN INITIAL MODEL OF A BASE-ISOLATED BUILDING When modelling a physical system and convenient model will incorporate only the essential dynamic behaviour of the building and its foundation that a theoretical, rather than empirical, model is most suitable for a base-isolated building. This chapter

Talbot, James P.

468

GAO United States General Accounting Office Performance and Accountability Series  

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

GAO GAO United States General Accounting Office Performance and Accountability Series January 2001 Major Management Challenges and Program Risks Department of Energy GAO-01-246 Page 1 GAO-01-246 DOE Challenges Contents Letter 3 Overview 6 Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Energy 13 Related GAO Products 48 Performance and Accountability Series 52 Page 2 GAO-01-246 DOE Challenges Comptroller General of the United States Page 3 GAO-01-246 DOE Challenges United States General Accounting Office Washington, D.C. 20548 L e t t e r January 2001 The President of the Senate The Speaker of the House of Representatives This report addresses the major performance and accountability challenges facing the Department of Energy (DOE) as it seeks to maintain the nation's

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Computer safeguards system for the IAEA inspectors at GCEP  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

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

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Energy Accounting and Control on HPC clusters  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Accounting and Control on HPC clusters Yiannis Georgiou R&D Software Engineer #12;Objectives Issues that we wanted to deal with: Measure power and energy consumption on HPC clusters Attribute power and energy data to HPC components Calculate the energy consumption of jobs in the system Extract power

Lefèvre, Laurent

471

Regulatory Guide 5.29, Revision 2, "Special Nuclear Material Control and Accounting Systems for Nuclear Power Plants".  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION June 2013 U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION June 2013 Revision 2 REGULATORY GUIDE OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REGULATORY RESEARCH Written suggestions regarding this guide or development of new guides may be submitted through the NRC's public Web site under the Regulatory Guides document collection of the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/reg-guides/contactus.html. Electronic copies of this regulatory guide, previous versions of this guide, and other recently issued guides are available through the NRC's public Web site under the Regulatory Guides document collection of the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/. The regulatory guide is also available through the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) at

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U-047: Siemens Automation License Manager Bugs Let Remote Users Deny  

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

7: Siemens Automation License Manager Bugs Let Remote Users 7: Siemens Automation License Manager Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service or Execute Arbitrary Code U-047: Siemens Automation License Manager Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service or Execute Arbitrary Code November 29, 2011 - 9:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Siemens Automation License Manager Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service or Execute Arbitrary Code. PLATFORM: Siemens Automation License Manager 500.0.122.1 ABSTRACT: Several vulnerabilities were reported in Siemens Automation License Manager. reference LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026354 Bugtraq Siemens Advisory Services IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. A remote user can send specially crafted *_licensekey commands to trigger a

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Automated generation of weld path trajectories.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

AUTOmated GENeration of Control Programs for Robotic Welding of Ship Structure (AUTOGEN) is software that automates the planning and compiling of control programs for robotic welding of ship structure. The software works by evaluating computer representations of the ship design and the manufacturing plan. Based on this evaluation, AUTOGEN internally identifies and appropriately characterizes each weld. Then it constructs the robot motions necessary to accomplish the welds and determines for each the correct assignment of process control values. AUTOGEN generates these robot control programs completely without manual intervention or edits except to correct wrong or missing input data. Most ship structure assemblies are unique or at best manufactured only a few times. Accordingly, the high cost inherent in all previous methods of preparing complex control programs has made robot welding of ship structures economically unattractive to the U.S. shipbuilding industry. AUTOGEN eliminates the cost of creating robot control programs. With programming costs eliminated, capitalization of robots to weld ship structures becomes economically viable. Robot welding of ship structures will result in reduced ship costs, uniform product quality, and enhanced worker safety. Sandia National Laboratories and Northrop Grumman Ship Systems worked with the National Shipbuilding Research Program to develop a means of automated path and process generation for robotic welding. This effort resulted in the AUTOGEN program, which has successfully demonstrated automated path generation and robot control. Although the current implementation of AUTOGEN is optimized for welding applications, the path and process planning capability has applicability to a number of industrial applications, including painting, riveting, and adhesive delivery.

Sizemore, John M. (Northrop Grumman Ship Systems); Hinman-Sweeney, Elaine Marie; Ames, Arlo Leroy

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Automated genotyping of dinucleotide repeat markers  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The dinucleotide repeats (i.e., microsatellites) such as CA-repeats are a highly polymorphic, highly abundant class of PCR-amplifiable markers that have greatly streamlined genetic mapping experimentation. It is expected that over 30,000 such markers (including tri- and tetranucleotide repeats) will be characterized for routine use in the next few years. Since only size determination, and not sequencing, is required to determine alleles, in principle, dinucleotide repeat genotyping is easily performed on electrophoretic gels, and can be automated using DNA sequencers. Unfortunately, PCR stuttering with these markers generates not one band for each allele, but a pattern of bands. Since closely spaced alleles must be disambiguated by human scoring, this poses a key obstacle to full automation. We have developed methods that overcome this obstacle. Our model is that the observed data is generated by arithmetic superposition (i.e., convolution) of multiple allele patterns. By quantitatively measuring the size of each component band, and exploiting the unique stutter pattern associated with each marker, closely spaced alleles can be deconvolved; this unambiguously reconstructs the {open_quotes}true{close_quotes} allele bands, with stutter artifact removed. We used this approach in a system for automated diagnosis of (X-linked) Duchenne muscular dystrophy; four multiplexed CA-repeats within the dystrophin gene were assayed on a DNA sequencer. Our method accurately detected small variations in gel migration that shifted the allele size estimate. In 167 nonmutated alleles, 89% (149/167) showed no size variation, 9% (15/167) showed 1 bp variation, and 2% (3/167) showed 2 bp variation. We are currently developing a library of dinucleotide repeat patterns; together with our deconvolution methods, this library will enable fully automated genotyping of dinucleotide repeats from sizing data.

Perlin, M.W.; Hoffman, E.P. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)]|[Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Automated Morphology Analysis of Nanoparticles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of this dissertation is to develop automated morphology analysis methods. Morphology analysis is comprised of three tasks: separate individual particles from an agglomerate of overlapping nano-objects (image segmentation); infer the particle's missing contours (shape...

Park, Chiwoo

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

476

Automated Analysis of Performance and Energy Consumption for Cloud Applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Schneider, Jean-Guy

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TEMPORAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CONTROL ARCHITECTURE IN AUTOMATION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

TEMPORAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CONTROL ARCHITECTURE IN AUTOMATION SYSTEMS Pascal Meunier, Bruno systems are strongly linked to the performances of their control architecture. These architectures are the merger of a hardware structure ­ industrial computers and logic controllers connected to networks

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

Nowlan, M.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

The 'Problem' with Automation: Inappropriate Feedback and Interaction, not 'Over-Automation'  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

12 April 1990 research-article The 'Problem' with Automation: Inappropriate Feedback and Interaction, not 'Over-Automation' D. A. Norman As automation increasingly takes its place in industry, especially high risk industry...

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Proactive Techniques for Commissioning Air-Handling Units  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

Katipamula, Srinivas (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Brambley, Michael R. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Luskay, Larry (Portland Energy Conservation, Inc.)

2003-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Open Automated Demand Response for Small Commerical Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Fully Automated Demand  Response in Large Facilities.  Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities.  Open Automated  Demand Response Communication Standards: 

Dudley, June Han

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Scenarios for Consuming Standardized Automated Demand Response Signals  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Fully Automated Demand Response in Large Facilities.Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities.Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure.

Koch, Ed

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security...  

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

Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security The April 2009 issue of Automation World magazine...

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Automating controller tuning for gas-turbine mini power stations in computer testing  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We justify the application of mathematical modeling methods for electric power systems in order to automate the tuning of controllers in control systems of gas-turbine power stations constructed on the basis of c...

A. I. Polulyakh; I. G. Lisovin; B. V. Kavalerov…

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accounting  

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

Cancels DOE 2100.3A, DOE 2200.4, DOE 2200.5B, DOE 2200.6A, DOE 2200.7, DOE 2200.8B, DOE 2200.9B, DOE 2200.10A. Canceled by DOE O 534.1A.

1995-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

486

Programming assistance based on contracts and modular verification in the automation domain  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In industrial automation, control software often has to get changed and adapted by domain experts and end users who have no or only limited software development expertise. This results in high demands on programming environments with respect to supporting, ... Keywords: automation software, component-based systems, domain-specific language, end-user programming

Dominik Hurnaus; Herbert Prähofer

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Principal component analysis based on wavelet characteristics applied to automated surface defect inspection  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Automated visual inspection, a crucial manufacturing step, has been replacing the more time-consuming and less accurate human inspection. This research explores automated visual inspection of surface defects in a light-emitting diode (LED) chip. Commonly ... Keywords: hotelling statistic, machine vision system, principal component analysis, surface defect inspection, wavelet characteristics

Hong-Dar Lin; Chung-Yu Chung; Wan-Ting Lin

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Heuristic Search with Reachability Tests for Automated Generation of Test Programs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Heuristic Search with Reachability Tests for Automated Generation of Test Programs Wee Kheng Leow specification-based soft- ware testing has focused on the automated generation of test cases. Before a software system can be tested, it must be set up according to the input requirements of the test cases. This setup

Leow, Wee Kheng

489

Improving the Monitoring, Verification, and Accounting of CO{sub 2} Sequestered in Geologic Systems with Multicomponent Seismic Technology and Rock Physics Modeling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

Alkan, Engin; DeAngelo, Michael; Hardage, Bob; Sava, Diana; Sullivan, Charlotte; Wagner, Donald

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

490

Human Capital Management Accountability Program (HCMAP) | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

serves as the vehicle for identifying and measuring these three factors, effectiveness, efficiency, and timeliness. The purpose of the program is to provide automated references...

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Carbon Storage Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research Carbon Storage Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research Reliable and cost-effective monitoring, verification and accounting...

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LM Annual Post Competition Accountability Reports | Department...  

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

LM Annual Post Competition Accountability Reports LM Annual Post Competition Accountability Reports Third Annual Post Competition Accountability Report Second Annual Post...

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First Annual Post Competition Accountability Report | Department...  

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

Competition Accountability Report First Annual Post Competition Accountability Report LM has completed its first annual Post Competition Accountability Report - Office of Legacy...

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Computer Accounts | Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource  

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

Accounts Each user group must have a computer account. Additionally, all persons using these accounts are responsible for understanding and complying with the terms outlined in the...

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POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #25 Functional Accountability | Department...  

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

5 Functional Accountability POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM 25 Functional Accountability Policy Statement reiterating that the Human Resources Directors (HRDs) are accountable to the...

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Preparing for Project Implementation Assigning Accountability...  

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

Assigning Accountability for Each Project, April 14, 2010 Preparing for Project Implementation Assigning Accountability for Each Project, April 14, 2010 Assigning Accountability...

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Materials control and accounting (MC and A): the evolutionary pressures  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Nuclear materials control and accounting systems are subject to pressures of both regulatory and institutional natures. This fact, coupled with the emergence of new technology, is causing evolutionary changes in materials control and accounting systems. These changes are the subject of this paper.

Shipley, J.P.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trust, situation awareness and automation use: exploring the effect of visual information degradations on human perception and performance in human-telerobot.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Today's military and industry increasingly uses human-robot system to perform complex tasks, such as firefighting. Automated systems that support or even make important decisions require… (more)

Wang, Minglu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated roller shades : Daylighting The New York Times Building  

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

Automated roller shades Automated roller shades Overview The architectural approach The owner's approach Daylighting field study Daylighting control systems Automated roller shades Procurement specifications Shades and Shade Controls Lighting Controls Visualizing daylight Commissioning/ verification Demand response Mainstream solutions Post-occupancy evaluation Publications Sponsors Project team Automated roller shades Automated roller shades manage daylight, solar heat gains, view, glare, privacy, and building appearance through changes in shade height. A roller shade consists of a fabric wrapped around a horizontal tube, which contains a tubular motor. The tubular motor rotates when ac- or dc- power is applied to it causing modulation in shade height. The control system can be designed to optimize numerous variables, the most common being control of direct sun. In this application, the shades were controlled to five preset heights that aligned with the architectural features of the façade - i.e., the vision portion of the window wall - so that direct sun penetrated no more than a specified distance from the window wall. The Times Company also requested that the shades control window glare, yet maximize the opportunity for view and daylight admission. Unnecessary up/down movement of the shade was to be minimized. Fabric choices (openness of the weave, color of the fabric facing toward the interior and exterior) were additional considerations in terms of appearance as well as visual comfort and daylighting benefits.

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From automation to tangible interactive objects  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Automation led to many innovations for a long time, most of them were developed during the twentieth century. It was commonly thought as a layer on top of a mechanical system. It promoted system management over low-level control. The more information technology evolves, the more it takes a fundamental part in our lives. This article describes a paradigm shift where automation will no longer be an add-on, and where software supports the definition, implementation and operationalization of functions and structures of products from the beginning of the design process. Any design today starts by using computer-aided design tools that enable us to easily draw, modify and fine-tune any kind of system. We can fully develop an airplane and literally fly it as a complex piece of software. Usability and usefulness can be tested before anything physical is built. Consequently, human-centered design (HCD) is now not only feasible but also can drive the overall engineering of products. We have started to design products from outside in, i.e., from usages and purposes to means. We even can 3D print mechanical parts from the software-designed parts with ease. In human–computer interaction, specific research efforts are carried out on tangible objects, which define this inverted view of automation. We now design and develop by using information technology to do mechanical things, and therefore redefine the essence of a new kind of cognitive mechanical engineering. This article is about the revolution that is currently happening in engineering and industrial design due to the immersive influence of computers in our everyday life, and the expansion of HCD.

Guy André Boy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z