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1

Automatic verification of competitive stochastic systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present automatic verification techniques for the modelling and analysis of probabilistic systems that incorporate competitive behaviour. These systems are modelled as turn-based stochastic multi-player games, in which the players can either collaborate ...

Taolue Chen; Vojt?ch Forejt; Marta Kwiatkowska; David Parker; Aistis Simaitis

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A System to Mark Programs Automatically  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a system to automatically mark student programs. It is a real time examination system that provides an environment for the compilation and execution of software and then marks it according to criteria and solutions provided by the ...

Ken Ngo-Pham; John Bigham; Julian Rodaway; Laurissa Tokarchuk

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Automatic Meter Reading System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) as the power utility company have two methods to take the metering data from their customer. For their ordinary customers (OPC, Ordinary Power Customer), they used conventional method, by sending meter-readers ... Keywords: Automatic Meter Reading, ZigBee, GSM

Aryo Handoko Primicanta; Mohd Yunus Nayan; Mohammad Awan

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

4

Install an Automatic Blowdown Control System  

SciTech Connect

This revised ITP steam tip sheet on installing automatic blowdown controls provide how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

Not Available

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

5

automatic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... automatic — Set parameters automatically. Description. Many OOF2 parameters can be set automatically when you cannot or will not do it yourself. ...

2013-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

6

Automatic control in electric power systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The recent progress in the application of automatic controls to electric power systems is outlined. After a brief review of present trends in power system planning and operation, the role of computers and of modern control methods and techniques in optimal ...

G. Quazza

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

7

Classification based automatic information extraction system from free text  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ever increasing on-line text information can be made available to automatic processing by information system. Several machine learning techniques have been applied in order to build automatic information that rivaling knowledge engineering approach. ...

Myat Myo Nwe Wai

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

8

Automatic flue gas heat recovery system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An automatic flue gas heat recovery system for supplementing or replacing a conventional, separate hot water system. In the example described, the heat recovery system is applied to a pizza restaurant where large quantities of heat energy are normally wasted up an oven chimney stack, and large quantities of hot water also are required for restaurant operations. An electric motor driven pump circulates water in a closed loop between a storage tank and a heat exchanger tube located in the oven chimney stack. A thermostat control automatically starts the pump when the oven heats the chimney stack to an effective water heating temperature. When temperature in the storage tank reaches a predetermined maximum, the thermostat control stops the pump, opens a drain valve, and dumps water quickly and completely from the heat exchanger tube. Three different embodiments are shown and described illustrating systems with one or more storage tanks and one or more pumps. In the plural storage tank embodiments, an existing hot water heating tank may be converted for use to augment a main tank supplied with the present system.

Whalen, D.A.

1983-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

9

AUTOMATIC CALIBRATING SYSTEM FOR PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automatic system for calibrating a number of pressure transducers is described. The disclosed embodiment of the invention uses a mercurial manometer to measure the air pressure applied to the transducer. A servo system follows the top of the mercury column as the pressure is changed and operates an analog- to-digital converter This converter furnishes electrical pulses, each representing an increment of pressure change, to a reversible counterThe transducer furnishes a signal at each calibration point, causing an electric typewriter and a card-punch machine to record the pressure at the instant as indicated by the counter. Another counter keeps track of the calibration points so that a number identifying each point is recorded with the corresponding pressure. A special relay control system controls the pressure trend and programs the sequential calibration of several transducers.

Amonette, E.L.; Rodgers, G.W.

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An automatic image based modeling system by patch growing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present an automatic and efficient image based modeling system which can create objects' 3D models directly from images captured from different viewpoints. The system firstly uses structure from motion to generate camera parameters ... Keywords: automatic, image based modeling, patch, quasi dense, system

Bo Shu; Ting Li; Xianjie Qiu; Zhaoqi Wang

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human-system Interfaces for Automatic Systems  

SciTech Connect

Automation is ubiquitous in modern complex systems, and commercial nuclear- power plants are no exception. Automation is applied to a wide range of functions including monitoring and detection, situation assessment, response planning, and response implementation. Automation has become a 'team player' supporting personnel in nearly all aspects of system operation. In light of its increasing use and importance in new- and future-plants, guidance is needed to conduct safety reviews of the operator's interface with automation. The objective of this research was to develop such guidance. We first characterized the important HFE aspects of automation, including six dimensions: levels, functions, processes, modes, flexibility, and reliability. Next, we reviewed literature on the effects of all of these aspects of automation on human performance, and on the design of human-system interfaces (HSIs). Then, we used this technical basis established from the literature to identify general principles for human-automation interaction and to develop review guidelines. The guidelines consist of the following seven topics: automation displays, interaction and control, automation modes, automation levels, adaptive automation, error tolerance and failure management, and HSI integration. In addition, our study identified several topics for additional research.

OHara, J.M.; Higgins,J. (BNL); Fleger, S.; Barnes V. (NRC)

2010-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Wien Automatic System Planning (WASP) Package | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wien Automatic System Planning (WASP) Package Wien Automatic System Planning (WASP) Package Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Wien Automatic System Planning (WASP) Package Agency/Company /Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Topics: Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools Website: www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/CMS-16.pdf Cost: Free References: WASP[1] "The WASP-IV code permits finding the optimal expansion plan for a power generating system over a period of up to thirty years, within constraints given by the planner." References ↑ "WASP" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Wien_Automatic_System_Planning_(WASP)_Package&oldid=403685

13

Safe and automatic live update for operating systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Increasingly many systems have to run all the time with no downtime allowed. Consider, for example, systems controlling electric power plants and e-banking servers. Nevertheless, security patches and a constant stream of new operating system versions ... Keywords: automatic updates, live update, operating systems, state checking, state transfer, update safety

Cristiano Giuffrida; Anton Kuijsten; Andrew S. Tanenbaum

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

14

Automatic discovery of algorithms for multi-agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic algorithm generation for large-scale distributed systems is one of the holy grails of artificial intelligence and agent-based modeling. It has direct applicability in future engineered (embedded) systems, such as mesh networks of sensors and ... Keywords: genetic programming

Sjors van Berkel; Daniel Turi; Andrei Pruteanu; Stefan Dulman

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Huddle: automatically generating interfaces for systems of multiple connected appliances  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Systems of connected appliances, such as home theaters and presentation rooms, are becoming commonplace in our homes and workplaces. These systems are often difficult to use, in part because users must determine how to split the tasks they wish to perform into sub-tasks for each appliance and then find the particular functions of each appliance to complete their sub-tasks. This paper describes Huddle, a new system that automatically generates taskbased interfaces for a system of multiple appliances based on models of the content flow within the multi-appliance system. ACM Classification: H5.2 [Information interfaces and

Jeffrey Nichols; On Rothrock; Duen Horng Chau; Brad A. Myers

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

16

Energy conserving automatic light output system  

SciTech Connect

An energy conserving lighting system is provided wherein a plurality of fluorescent lamps are powered by a poorly regulated voltage source power supply which provides a decreasing supply voltage with increasing arc current so as to generally match the volt-ampere characteristics of the lamps. A transistor ballast and control circuit connected in the arc current path controls the arc current, and hence the light output, in accordance with the total ambient light, i.e., the light produced by the lamps together with whatever further light is produced by other sources such as daylight. In another embodiment, a transistor ballast is utilized in combination with an inductive ballast. The transistor ballast provides current control over a wide dynamic range up to a design current maximum at which maximum the transistor is saturated and the inductive ballast takes over the current limiting function. An operational amplifier is preferably connected in the base biassing circuit of the control transistor of the transistor ballast. In an embodiment wherein two sets of lamps with separate inductive ballasts are provided, the arc currents for the two ballasts are scaled or matched to provide the desired light output.

Widmayer, D.F.

1983-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

17

Automatic inspection system for nuclear fuel pellets or rods  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automatic inspection system is provided for determining surface defects on cylindrical objects such as nuclear fuel pellets or rods. The active element of the system is a compound ring having a plurality of pneumatic jet units directed into a central bore. These jet units are connected to provide multiple circuits, each circuit being provided with a pressure sensor. The outputs of the sensors are fed to a comparator circuit whereby a signal is generated when the difference of pressure between pneumatic circuits, caused by a defect, exceeds a pre-set amount. This signal may be used to divert the piece being inspected into a "reject" storage bin or the like.

Miller, Jr., William H. (Oak Ridge, TN); Sease, John D. (Knoxville, TN); Hamel, William R. (Concord, TN); Bradley, Ronnie A. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

18

An Automatic Control System for Conditioning 30 GHz Accelerating Structures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A software application programme has been developed to allow fast and automatic high-gradient conditioning of accelerating structures at 30 GHz in CTF3. The specificity of the application is the ability to control the high-power electron beam which produces the 30 GHz RF power used to condition the accelerating structures. The programme permits operation round the clock with minimum manpower requirements. In this paper the fast control system, machine control system, logging system, graphical user control interface and logging data visualization are described. An outline of the conditioning control system itself and of the feedback controlling peak power and pulse length is given. The software allows different types of conditioning strategies to be programmed

Dubrovskiy, A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Embedded automatic parking management system based on RFID and existed gate system integration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, an Embedded Automatic Parking Management System (EAPMS) that integrates the existed gate system and RFID is proposed. This system includes Embedded Gate Hardware, Gate-PC Controller, RFID System, Parking Management Platform. Most systems ... Keywords: RFID, embedded, parking management, system integration

Ming-Shen Jian; Kuen Shiuh Yang; Chung-Lun Lee; Nan-Yuan Huang

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic CO/sub 2/ removal system and operation thereof  

SciTech Connect

A system is described for removing CO/sub 2/ from the manufactured process gas in an SNG manufacturing plant, the system operating the hot carbonate process wherein hot potassium carbonate solution absorbs CO/sub 2/ from the process gas under pressure in an absorber column and is regenerated by pressure reduction and steam stripping in a regenerator column and a reboiler before being returned to the absorber by a circulating pump. The system is completely automated and is controlled by a computer so that start-up, running and shut-down of the system is carried out automatically upon initiation by an operator, whereby the system is particularly suited for use in peak load SNG plants. For this purpose the system includes a solution make up tank, a solution storage tank, and a flushing water collection tank, preferably has all of its surfaces contacted by potassium carbonate solution made of stainless steel, and has sensors (F, L, T, P, AN, SG, and PH) and valve switches for transmitting information to the computer relating to the state of the system. The computer is programmed to operate the sequences of operation necessary to achieve the start-up, running and shut down of the system, operate loop controls on the solution levels in the absorber and regenerator columns, and on the rates of flow of solution to the absorber and of steam to the reboiler, and also to monitor the system parameters and to display data and signal alarm conditions.

Adams, K. J. G.; Bolt, N. T.; Siddique, Q. M.; Williams, T. P.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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21

Development report: automatic system test and calibration (ASTAC) equipment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Automatic System Test and Calibration (ASTAC) Equipment has been developed by Paragon Pacific, Inc. to be used in conjunction with the NASA Lewis Research Center Wind Energy System Time-Domain (WEST) Analyzer. ASTAC is used to monitor the performance of the WEST Analyzer and to identify component malfunctions which may occur from time to time within WEST. The heart of the ASTAC system is a microcomputer which is used to input prescribed test signals into all WEST subsystems via a hybrid interface unit, and to process WEST output responses to these test signals. Measured responses are compared to theoretical levels calculated off-line using specialized ASTAC software. This report describes the microcomputer, the interface unit and the software packages which in total comprise the ASTAC system. Examples of ASTAC test results obtained on the WEST Analyzer are presented and described in detail. In addition, a section has been included which briefly describes the methods by which the microcomputer and interface unit can be maintained.

Thoren, R.J.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Automatically Controlled Electrical Heating System for Use in an Explosive Environment  

SciTech Connect

An automatically controlled electrical heating system was developed to heat specific components of a compacting system for the production of explosive pellets. The electrical heating system was designed for application in a hazardous environment.

Page, D. O.; Draut, C. F.

1974-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidance for Human-system Interfaces to Automatic Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automation is ubiquitous in modern complex systems, and commercial nuclear- power plants are no exception. Automation is applied to a wide range of functions, including monitoring and detection, situation assessment, response planning, and response implementation. Automation has become a 'team player' supporting personnel in nearly all aspects of system operation. In light of its increasing use and importance in new- and future-plants, guidance is needed to conduct safety reviews of the operator's interface with automation. The objective of this research was to develop such guidance. We first characterized the important HFE aspects of automation, including six dimensions: Levels, functions, processes, modes, flexibility, and reliability. Next, we reviewed literature on the effects of all of these aspects of automation on human performance, and on the design of human-system interfaces (HSIs). Then, we used this technical basis established from the literature to identify general principles for human-automation interaction and to develop review guidelines. The guidelines consist of the following seven topics: Automation displays, interaction and control, automation modes, automation levels, adaptive automation, error tolerance and failure management, and HSI integration.

O'Hara, J.M.; Higgins, J.; Stephen Fleger; Valerie Barnes

2010-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure analysis based parking slot marking recognition for semi-automatic parking system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Semi-automatic parking system is a driver convenience system automating steering control required during parking operation. This paper proposes novel monocular-vision based target parking-slot recognition by recognizing parking-slot markings when driver ...

Ho Gi Jung; Dong Suk Kim; Pal Joo Yoon; Jaihie Kim

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An automatic water management system for large-scale rice paddy fields  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An automatic water management system for large-scale paddy fields has been developed. The purposes of that are to supply the paddy fields with water or drain water from that automatically, to decrease water consumption, and to have a good harvest. To ... Keywords: estimating mean water level, optimal water allocation, paddy field, predict field consumption, prediction of growth stages, water level control

Teruji Sekozawa

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic design of the gravity-reducing propulsion system of the TALARIS Hopper Testbed  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis describes a Systems Engineering tool for automatic design, presents the results of its application to the problem of designing Earth-based reduced-gravity simulators, and compares the performance of the found ...

Cañizales Díaz, Jorge (Jorge Luis)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic design synthesis and optimization of component-based systems by evolutionary algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel approach for automatic design synthesis and optimization using evolutionary algorithms (EA) is introduced in the paper. The approach applies to component-based systems in general and is demonstrated with a heating, ventilating and air-conditioning ...

P. P. Angelov; Y. Zhang; J. A. Wright; V. I. Hanby; R. A. Buswell

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Tracking and Characterization of African Convective Systems on Meteosat Pictures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the objective of budding climatological statistics on propagating African convective systems and extracting pertinent parameters for the evaluation of precipitation an automatic method of tracking clouds with cold tops on Meteosat infrared (...

Yves Arnaud; Michel Desbois; Joel Maizi

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Fuzzy Parameter Selection in Dynamic Fuzzy Voter for Safety Critical Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main objective of this research paper is designing automatic fuzzy parameter selection based dynamic fuzzy voter for safety critical systems with limited system knowledge. Existing fuzzy voters for controlling safety critical systems and sensor fusion ... Keywords: Fuzzy Bandwidth, Fuzzy Voters, Safety Critical Systems, Statistical Parameters Systems, Triple Modular Redundant TMR, Weighted Average Voters

PhaniKumar Singamsetty; SeethaRamaiah Panchumarthy

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of novel hybrid controller for automatic generation control of hydrothermal system under open market scenario  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the analysis of Automatic generation control (AGC) of a two-area hydrothermal system under open market scenario by considering a novel hybrid controller which combines the principles of variable structure controller (VSC) and conventional ... Keywords: AGC, VSC, deregulated system, hybrid controller, hydrothermal system, open market system

C. Srinivasa Rao; S. Siva Nagaraju; P. Sangameswara Raju

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatically verifying an object-oriented specification of the steam-boiler system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Correctness is a desired property of industrial software systems. Although the employment of formal methods and their verification techniques in embedded real-time systems has started to be a common practice, the same cannot be said about object-oriented ... Keywords: LOTOS, automatic verification, code generation, model-checking, object-oriented systems, steam-boiler

Paulo J. F. Carreira; Miguel E. F. Costa

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic expert system based on images for accuracy crop row detection in maize fields  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes an automatic expert system for accuracy crop row detection in maize fields based on images acquired from a vision system. Different applications in maize, particularly those based on site specific treatments, require the identification ... Keywords: Crop row detection in maize fields, Expert system, Image segmentation, Image thresholding, Linear regression, Machine vision, Theil-Sen estimator

J. M. Guerrero; M. Guijarro; M. Montalvo; J. Romeo; L. Emmi; A. Ribeiro; G. Pajares

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dialog system for automatic data input/output and processing with two BESM-6 computers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a system for conducting experiments with fully automatic processing of data from multichannel recorders in the dialog mode. The system acquires data at a rate of 2.5 . 10/sup 3/ readings/sec, processes in real time, and outputs digital and graphical material in a multitasking environment.

Belyaev, Y.N.; Gorlov, Y.P.; Makarychev, S.V.; Monakov, A.A.; Shcherbakov, S.A.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

34

Modelling using UML diagrams of an intelligent system for the automatic demonstration of geometry theorems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work will be presented the design of an intelligent system destined for development process of demonstrating abilities for geometry theorems. This system will make available to user a proof assistant which will allow interactive vizualization ... Keywords: Java, automatic demonstration theorems, geometry, intelligent software, prolog

Anca Iordan; Manuela P?noiu; Ioan Baciu; Corina Daniela Cun?an

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic modeling problem for automatic speech recognition system: conventional methods (Part I)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems, the speech signal is captured and parameterized at front end and evaluated at back end using the statistical framework of hidden Markov model (HMM). The performance of these systems depend critically on ... Keywords: ASR, Acoustic models, Back end, Front end, Gaussian mixtures, HMM

Rajesh Kumar Aggarwal; Mayank Dave

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

36

FlySPEC: a multi-user video camera system with hybrid human and automatic control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

FlySPEC is a video camera system designed for real-time remote operation. A hybrid design combines the high resolution of an optomechanical video camera with the wide field of view always available from a panoramic camera. The control system integrates ... Keywords: collaborative and automatic camera control, distance learning, gesture based camera control, panoramic video, video communication, video conferencing, video production, webcams

Qiong Liu; Don Kimber; Jonathan Foote; Lynn Wilcox; John Boreczky

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards automatic power line detection for a UAV surveillance system using pulse coupled neural filter and an improved Hough transform  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatial information captured from optical remote sensors on board unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has great potential in automatic surveillance of electrical infrastructure. For an automatic vision-based power line inspection system, detecting power ... Keywords: Hough transform, Knowledge-based system, Power line inspection system, Pulse coupled neural filter, Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

Zhengrong Li; Yuee Liu; Rodney Walker; Ross Hayward; Jinglan Zhang

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

38

System for computer controlled shifting of an automatic transmission  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In an automotive vehicle having an automatic transmission that driveably connects a power source to the driving wheels, a method to control the application of hydraulic pressure to a clutch, whose engagement produces an upshift and whose disengagement produces a downshift, the speed of the power source, and the output torque of the transmission. The transmission output shaft torque and the power source speed are the controlled variables. The commanded power source torque and commanded hydraulic pressure supplied to the clutch are the control variables. A mathematical model is formulated that describes the kinematics and dynamics of the powertrain before, during and after a gear shift. The model represents the operating characteristics of each component and the structural arrangement of the components within the transmission being controlled. Next, a close loop feedback control is developed to determine the proper control law or compensation strategy to achieve an acceptably smooth gear ratio change, one in which the output torque disturbance is kept to a minimum and the duration of the shift is minimized. Then a computer algorithm simulating the shift dynamics employing the mathematical model is used to study the effects of changes in the values of the parameters established from a closed loop control of the clutch hydraulic and the power source torque on the shift quality. This computer simulation is used also to establish possible shift control strategies. The shift strategies determine from the prior step are reduced to an algorithm executed by a computer to control the operation of the power source and the transmission.

Patil, Prabhakar B. (Detroit, MI)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic generation of water distribution systems based on GIS data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the field of water distribution system (WDS) analysis, case study research is needed for testing or benchmarking optimisation strategies and newly developed software. However, data availability for the investigation of real cases is limited due to ... Keywords: Algorithmic network generation, GIS-data, Hydraulic simulation, Modular design system, Water distribution system

Robert Sitzenfrei, Michael MöDerl, Wolfgang Rauch

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

40

An Automatic Control System for a Manufacturing Process in an Explosive Environment  

SciTech Connect

The authors describe a state-of-the-art automatic control system as it is used to control a manufacturing process in an explosive environment. Compact, explosion proof sensing devices and a custom designed interface to a controller input are discussed.

Page, D. O; Draut, C. F.

1973-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and synthesis of logical-dynamic systems of automatic control of a gas-turbine engine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Specific features of analysis and synthesis of logical-dynamic automatic control systems with algebraic selectors for gas-turbine engines are considered. Equivalent nonlinear structures of these systems are obtained. Methods for providing stability, ...

V. I. Petunin; A. I. Frid

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2011 Status of the Automatic Alignment System for the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

Automated alignment for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is accomplished using a large-scale parallel control system that directs 192 laser beams along the 300-m optical path. The beams are then focused down to a 50-micron spot in the middle of the target chamber. The entire process is completed in less than 50 minutes. The alignment system commands 9,000 stepping motors for highly accurate adjustment of mirrors and other optics. 41 control loops per beamline perform parallel processing services running on a LINUX cluster to analyze high-resolution images of the beams and their references. This paper describes the status the NIF automatic alignment system and the challenges encountered as NIF development has transitioned from building the laser, to becoming a research project supporting a 24 hour, 7 day laser facility. NIF is now a continuously operated system where performance monitoring is increasingly more critical for operation, maintenance, and commissioning tasks. Equipment wear and the effects of high energy neutrons from fusion experiments are issues which alter alignment efficiency and accuracy. New sensors needing automatic alignment assistance are common. System modifications to improve efficiency and accuracy are prevalent. Handling these evolving alignment and maintenance needs while minimizing the impact on NIF experiment schedule is expected to be an on-going challenge for the planned 30 year operational life of NIF.

Wilhelmsen, K; Awwal, A; Burkhart, S; McGuigan, D; Kamm, V M; Leach, R; Lowe-Webb, R; Wilson, R

2011-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Scripting in Radiation Therapy: An Automatic 3D Beam-Naming System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Scripts can be executed within the radiation treatment planning software framework to reduce human error, increase treatment planning efficiency, reduce confusion, and promote consistency within an institution or even among institutions. Scripting is versatile, and one application is an automatic 3D beam-naming system that describes the position of the beam relative to the patient in 3D space. The naming system meets the need for nomenclature that is conducive for clear and accurate communication of beam entry relative to patient anatomy. In radiation oncology in particular, where miscommunication can cause significant harm to patients, a system that minimizes error is essential. Frequent sharing of radiation treatment information occurs not only among members within a department but also between different treatment centers. Descriptions of treatment beams are perhaps the most commonly shared information about a patient's course of treatment in radiation oncology. Automating the naming system by the use of a script reduces the potential for human error, improves efficiency, enforces consistency, and would allow an institution to convert to a new naming system with greater ease. This script has been implemented in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington Medical Center since December 2009. It is currently part of the dosimetry protocol and is accessible by medical dosimetrists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists. This paper highlights the advantages of using an automatic 3D beam-naming script to flawlessly and quickly identify treatment beams with unique names. Scripting in radiation treatment planning software has many uses and great potential for improving clinical care.

Holdsworth, Clay, E-mail: clayhholdsworth@yahoo.com [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington Cancer Center, Seattle, WA (United States); Hummel-Kramer, Sharon M.; Phillips, Mark [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington Cancer Center, Seattle, WA (United States)

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of an automatic wood types classification system by using fluorescence spectra  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The classification of wood types is needed in many industrial sectors, since it can provide relevant information concerning the features and characteristics of the final product (appearance, cost,mechanical properties, etc.). This analysis is typical ... Keywords: automatic spectra analysis, automatic wood classification, computational intelligence

Vincenzo Piuri; Fabio Scotti

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Fennec Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Network: Monitoring the Saharan Climate System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Fennec automatic weather station (AWS) network consists of eight stations installed across the Sahara, with four in remote locations in the central desert, where no previous meteorological observations have existed. The AWS measures ...

Matthew Hobby; Matthew Gascoyne; John H. Marsham; Mark Bart; Christopher Allen; Sebastian Engelstaedter; Dieh Mohamed Fadel; Abdoulaye Gandega; Richard Lane; James B. McQuaid; Bouziane Ouchene; Abdelkader Ouladichir; Douglas J. Parker; Phil Rosenberg; Mohammed Salah Ferroudj; Azzedine Saci; Fouad Seddik; Martin Todd; Dan Walker; Richard Washington

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System on Chips optimization using ABV and automatic generation of SystemC codes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In complex System on Chips (SoCs), system level platforms are built around a set of IPs including processor cores, memories and dedicated hardware (FPGA, ASIC). The better for modeling is using a single system level language during implementation. However, ... Keywords: ABV, CA, PSL, PV, PVT, RTL, SoC

Younes Lahbib; Meriam Kallel; Ayoub Dhouib; Maher Hechkel; Antoine Perrin; Rached Tourki

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the AirTouch automatic vehicle location system's ability to locate moving vehicles  

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Automatic vehicle location systems are becoming more prevalent in diverse transportation applications. Their ability to locate vehicles can assist in locating emergency and public transit vehicles for better real-time dispatching as well as recovering stolen vehicles. Because many applications require traveling vehicles, this thesis focused on the AirTouch system's ability to accurately locate a moving vehicle. Recent AirTouch vehicle location system reports were compiled and analyzed to distinguish what factors tend to affect the accuracy of the readings. Based on the results of the reports, two sites were selected to minimize the external effects that could create inaccurate readings. Six speeds were selected ranging from 0 to 80 kmph (O to 50 mph) in 16 kmph (10 mph) increments. Each velocity was tested 20 times at each site. The location readings were compared to differential Global Positioning System (dGPS) readings which currently provide the most accurate location readings available for civilian use. The dGPS readings were also collected at each test site. It was discovered that one site produced more accurate readings compared to the other site. In addition, the longitude differences accounted for most of the error in the readings. Finally, more error was prevalent in the readings associated with the vehicle's direction of travel as opposed to readings perpendicular to the direction of travel. Based on the data analysis, it was impossible to conclude if velocity affected the accuracy of the AirTouch system. The results of this thesis have suggested that the AirTouch system does decrease in accuracy as the velocity increases among traveling vehicles. However, in one case, the accuracy of the stationary readings were less accurate compared to the non-stationary readings. At 80 kmph (50 mph), AirTouch had an approximate inaccuracy of 50 meters (164 feet). When the data was adjusted for human error, this approximate inaccuracy decreased to 33 meters (107 feet). For transit services, these averages are appropriate. When dispatching a transit vehicle, two-way communication between dispatcher and driver can verify the vehicle's exact location. Furthermore, when a customer needs to know where a vehicle is and when it should arrive, 33 to 50 meters (107 to 164 feet) is sufficient for the customers' needs.

Henry, Tracy Lynn

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple-part-type systems in high volume manufacturing : Kanban System design for automatic production scheduling  

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A Kanban Production System is designed to help a factory line meet fluctuating demands for multiple part types. Based on the parameter settings of the Control-Point Policy, the optimum Kanban levels are obtained. The ...

Lee, Kaizhao

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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[An improved, more reliable and more marketable version of the Automatic Metering System  

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Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. (TRI/Austin) was tasked by Letco International to evaluate its Automatic Metering System (AMS), a proportional controller for heat tracing cable. The original objectives were focused primarily on the reliability of the AMS controller. However, from the time of the original TRI/Austin proposal, the AMS device evolved beyond the prototype level into an established market product with sufficient operational experience and data that product reliability evaluation was not a significant test objective. The goals of this effort have been to determine the relative energy usage of the AMS proportional control compared to existing thermostatic control in a realistic freeze protection installation (low temperature test), to perform an accelerated life test for self limiting heat tracing cables to determine the service life impact of AMS control vs. thermostat control, and to perform a reliability analysis of the AMS device according to the 1986 edition of MIL-HDBK-217E [1] specifications. TRI/Austin designed and constructed a test set-up for conducting the low temperature test and the accelerated life test. A conceptual diagram of the test hardware is shown in Figure 1. The control computer was programmed to monitor and collect data from both tests in parallel, using the relay box and control circuitry fabricated at TRI/Austin. Test data and control commands were transmitted to and from the computer via standard parallel and serial interfaces. The AMS controller and relay box switched the power to the test cables, the commercial freezer, and the ALT chamber.

Patas, J.E.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human-system Interfaces to Automatic Systems: Review Guidance and Technical Basis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automation has become ubiquitous in modern complex systems and commercial nuclear power plants are no exception. Beyond the control of plant functions and systems, automation is applied to a wide range of additional functions including monitoring and detection, situation assessment, response planning, response implementation, and interface management. Automation has become a 'team player' supporting plant personnel in nearly all aspects of plant operation. In light of the increasing use and importance of automation in new and future plants, guidance is needed to enable the NRC staff to conduct safety reviews of the human factors engineering (HFE) aspects of modern automation. The objective of the research described in this report was to develop guidance for reviewing the operator's interface with automation. We first developed a characterization of the important HFE aspects of automation based on how it is implemented in current systems. The characterization included five dimensions: Level of automation, function of automation, modes of automation, flexibility of allocation, and reliability of automation. Next, we reviewed literature pertaining to the effects of these aspects of automation on human performance and the design of human-system interfaces (HSIs) for automation. Then, we used the technical basis established by the literature to develop design review guidance. The guidance is divided into the following seven topics: Automation displays, interaction and control, automation modes, automation levels, adaptive automation, error tolerance and failure management, and HSI integration. In addition, we identified insights into the automaton design process, operator training, and operations.

OHara, J.M.; Higgins, J.C.

2010-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

51

Feasibility and Importance of an Automatic Controller for Solar Hot Water System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Being a developing country, Bangladesh has a very poor condition in terms of generating electricity. Alongside, natural resources like fuel and coal are in limited amount and will not be able to sustain forever. As a result, sustainable energy is starting ... Keywords: automatic, solar, heater, controller, microcontroller, relay, LCD, valve

M. R. Hasan; A. Rahman; A. Azad

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An automatic speech recognition system based on the scene analysis account of auditory perception  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Despite many years of concentrated research, the performance gap between automatic speech recognition (ASR) and human speech recognition (HSR) remains large. The difference between ASR and HSR is particularly evident when considering the response to ... Keywords: Multiple pitch tracker, Perceptually motivated ASR, Robust speech recognition, Source segmentation, Speech fragment decoder

André Coy; Jon Barker

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic transportation of biological cells with a robot-tweezer manipulation system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The positioning of biological cells has become increasingly important in biomedical research such as drug discovery, cell-to-cell interaction, and tissue engineering. Significant demand for both accuracy and productivity in cell manipulation highlights ... Keywords: automatic transportation, cell manipulation, optical tweezers, robot, synchronization control

Songyu Hu; Dong Sun

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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K.: Automatic alignment of a camera with a line scan lidar system  

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Abstract — We propose a new method for extrinsic calibration of a line-scan LIDAR with a perspective projection camera. Our method is a closed-form, minimal solution to the problem. The solution is a symbolic template found via variable elimination and the multi-polynomial Macaulay resultant. It does not require initialization, and can be used in an automatic calibration setting when paired with RANSAC and least-squares refinement. We show the efficacy of our approach through a set of simulations and a real calibration. I.

Oleg Naroditsky; Er Patterson Iv; Kostas Daniilidis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid automatic keyword extraction for information retrieval ...  

Methods and systems for rapid automatic keyword extraction for information retrieval and analysis. Embodiments can include parsing words in an ...

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Development of Adaptive Signal Control (ASC) Based on Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) System and Its Applications  

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into Flexible Traffic Control Systems, TRB State-of-the-artTraffic Signal Control System: Architecture, Algorithms, andlength for urban traffic control systems. Proceedings of the

Wu, Guoyuan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

AUTOMATIC COUNTER  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automatic counter of alpha particle tracks recorded by a sensitive emulsion of a photographic plate is described. The counter includes a source of mcdulated dark-field illumination for developing light flashes from the recorded particle tracks as the photographic plate is automatically scanned in narrow strips. Photoelectric means convert the light flashes to proportional current pulses for application to an electronic counting circuit. Photoelectric means are further provided for developing a phase reference signal from the photographic plate in such a manner that signals arising from particle tracks not parallel to the edge of the plate are out of phase with the reference signal. The counting circuit includes provision for rejecting the out-of-phase signals resulting from unoriented tracks as well as signals resulting from spurious marks on the plate such as scratches, dust or grain clumpings, etc. The output of the circuit is hence indicative only of the tracks that would be counted by a human operator.

Robinson, H.P.

1960-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Step Towards Automatic Documentation  

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This paper describes a system which automatically generates program documentation. Starting with a plan generated by analyzing the program, the system computes several kinds of summary information about the program. The ...

Frank, Claude

59

Patterns for Automatic Generation of Soft Real-time System Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Worst-case assumptions about the timing of systems are often too conservative when analyzing distributed soft real-time systems as they lead to over-dimensioned and expensive products. For these systems, a certain percentage of deadline misses is often ... Keywords: Modeling patterns, pattern-based system description, soft real-time systems, stochastic model

Oana Florescu; Jeroen Voeten; Bart Theelen; Henk Corporaal

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

60

Reactor component automatic grapple  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A grapple for handling nuclear reactor components in a medium such as liquid sodium which, upon proper seating and alignment of the grapple with the component as sensed by a mechanical logic integral to the grapple, automatically seizes the component. The mechanical logic system also precludes seizure in the absence of proper seating and alignment.

Greenaway, Paul R. (Bethel Park, PA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The New Optimal Model and Realizing of Automatic Rubber Ball Cleaning System for Condenser  

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An optimal model of rubber ball cleaning system for condenser is proposed in this paper. Based on on-line measurement of fouling resistance, the fouling growth time (set as cleaning time interval in this paper) is fixed and the best running time of rubber ... Keywords: fouling resistance, optimal mode, rubber ball cleaning system for condenser, system realizing

Gong Wang; Yi Xia

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

An Effective Method of Automatic Image Mosaic for Remote Video Monitoring System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current remote video monitoring system in substation can not fully play the role it is supposed to have in real-time active supervision. In order to improve the effect of remote video monitoring system, image mosaic technology is introduced firstly. ... Keywords: Image Mosaic, SIFT Algorithm, Remote Video Monitoring System

Zhao Zhenbing; Wang Rui; Zhang Tiefeng

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Autonomous monitoring of control hardware to predict off-normal conditions using NIF automatic Alignment Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a high power laser system capable of supporting high-energy-density experimentation as a user facility for the next 30 years. In order to maximize the facility availability, preventive maintenance enhancements are being introduced into the system. An example of such an enhancement is a camera-based health monitoring system, integrated into the automated alignment system, which provides an opportunity to monitor trends in measurements such as average beam intensity, size of the beam, and pixel saturation. The monitoring system will generate alerts based on observed trends in measurements to allow scheduled pro-active maintenance before routine off-normal detection stops system operations requiring unscheduled intervention.

Awwal, A; Wilhelmsen, K; Leach, R; Kamm, V M; Burkhart, S; Lowe-Webb, R; Cohen, S

2011-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Camera cleaning study for Automatic Milking System utilizing steam at DeLaval International AB.  

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?? The VMS is a robot milking system of DeLaval International AB. It has been observed that a layer of residue remains on the camera… (more)

Jongschaap, Tiemen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

Expert recommender systems in practice: evaluating semi-automatic profile generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Expert recommender systems (ERS) are considered a promising technology in knowledge management. However, there are very few studies which evaluated their appropriation in practice. In this paper, we present results of a case study of expert recommender ... Keywords: expertise recommender system, knowledge management, second wave

Tim Reichling; Volker Wulf

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Automatic two way synchronization between server and multiple clients for HVAC system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors study different two way synchronization methods between a server and distributed clients. Client-server architectures are used to control multiple instances from center. Hard-coded embedded controllers are replaced by embedded controllers ... Keywords: HVAC, data synchronization, embedded systems, multi-agent systems, online file storage, thick client

Anton Tyukov; Adriaan Brebels; Maxim Shcherbakov

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Modern automatic system for the optimization of the electrical drives for working machines with mechanical branches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

After a consequent adjustable electric drives experience, once with establish of the analysis desiderata's, during of prepares and experimentations time, there are selected some few problems who underlie this work definition. This paper brings some contributions ... Keywords: electric drive system, flux bearing, frequency converter, speed adjustment of a high power asynchronous motor, system for adjustment speed to asynchronous motor

Mihail-Florin Stan; Marcel Ionel; Octavian-Marcel Ionel

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Development of control system for automatic mechanical transmission of battery electric bus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to the advantages of high efficiency, zero emission and good drivability, the battery electric vehicles (BEVs) promise to be one of the best choices to replace the oil fueled vehicle. In this paper a solution for the development of a control system ... Keywords: AMT, battery electric vehicle, control system, layered architecture, modular design

Hong-bo Liu; Yu-long Lei; Yu Zhang; Xiao-lin Zhang; You-de Li

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Automatic system for optimization of operation of a gas cogeneration power plant  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The system is made with main distributed components: - first level: Industrial Computers placed in Control Room (monitors thermal and electrical processes based on the data provided by the second level); - second level: PLCs which collects data from ... Keywords: automation system, cogenerative power plant, control, monitoring, real time

Ion Miciu

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

MAximum Multicore POwer (MAMPO): an automatic multithreaded synthetic power virus generation framework for multicore systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The practically attainable worst case power consumption for a computer system is a significant design parameter and it is a very tedious process to determine it by manually writing high power consuming code snippets called power viruses. Previous research ...

Karthik Ganesan; Lizy K. John

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

The Design and Implementation of a Framework for Automatic Modularization of Software Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is a difficult task to manually cluster a large software system into loosely coupled modules with a large number of highly cohesive classes. On the other hand clustering is a NP-Hard problem. In this paper the design and implementation of a flexible ... Keywords: algorithm, clustering, confidence analysis, framework, genetic, modularization

S. Parsa; O. Bushehrian

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

An Unmanned Aircraft System for Automatic Forest Fire Monitoring and Measurement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper presents an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), consisting of several aerial vehicles and a central station, for forest fire monitoring. Fire monitoring is defined as the computation in real-time of the evolution of the fire front shape and potentially ... Keywords: Cooperative perception, Forest fire fighting, UAS

Luis Merino; Fernando Caballero; J. Ramiro Martínez-De-Dios; Iván Maza; Aníbal Ollero

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Mesh Adaptivity for Hybrid Monte Carlo/Deterministic Neutronics Modeling of Fusion Energy Systems  

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Three mesh adaptivity algorithms were developed to facilitate and expedite the use of the CADIS and FW-CADIS hybrid Monte Carlo/deterministic techniques in accurate full-scale neutronics simulations of fusion energy systems with immense sizes and complicated geometries. First, a macromaterial approach enhances the fidelity of the deterministic models without changing the mesh. Second, a deterministic mesh refinement algorithm generates meshes that capture as much geometric detail as possible without exceeding a specified maximum number of mesh elements. Finally, a weight window coarsening algorithm decouples the weight window mesh and energy bins from the mesh and energy group structure of the deterministic calculations in order to remove the memory constraint of the weight window map from the deterministic mesh resolution. The three algorithms were used to enhance an FW-CADIS calculation of the prompt dose rate throughout the ITER experimental facility and resulted in a 23.3% increase in the number of mesh tally elements in which the dose rates were calculated in a 10-day Monte Carlo calculation. Additionally, because of the significant increase in the efficiency of FW-CADIS simulations, the three algorithms enabled this difficult calculation to be accurately solved on a regular computer cluster, eliminating the need for a world-class super computer.

Ibrahim, Ahmad M [ORNL; Wilson, P. [University of Wisconsin; Sawan, M. [University of Wisconsin; Mosher, Scott W [ORNL; Peplow, Douglas E. [ORNL; Grove, Robert E [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PGPG: An Automatic Generator of Pipeline Design for Programmable GRAPE Systems  

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We have developed PGPG (Pipeline Generator for Programmable GRAPE), a software which generates the low-level design of the pipeline processor and communication software for FPGA-based computing engines (FBCEs). An FBCE typically consists of one or multiple FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) chips and local memory. Here, the term "Field-Programmable" means that one can rewrite the logic implemented to the chip after the hardware is completed, and therefore a single FBCE can be used for calculation of various functions, for example pipeline processors for gravity, SPH interaction, or image processing. The main problem with FBCEs is that the user need to develop the detailed hardware design for the processor to be implemented to FPGA chips. In addition, she or he has to write the control logic for the processor, communication and data conversion library on the host processor, and application program which uses the developed processor. These require detailed knowledge of hardware design, a hardware description language such as VHDL, the operating system and the application, and amount of human work is huge. A relatively simple design would require 1 person-year or more. The PGPG software generates all necessary design descriptions, except for the application software itself, from a high-level design description of the pipeline processor in the PGPG language. The PGPG language is a simple language, specialized to the description of pipeline processors. Thus, the design of pipeline processor in PGPG language is much easier than the traditional design. For real applications such as the pipeline for gravitational interaction, the pipeline processor generated by PGPG achieved the performance similar to that of hand-written code. In this paper we present a detailed description of PGPG version 1.0.

Tsuyoshi Hamada; Toshiyuki Fukushige; Junichiro Makino

2007-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

75

Automatic monitoring helps reduce lighting costs  

SciTech Connect

A Benton, Arkansas utility is using a dimmable ballast system to curb high-intensity-discharge (HID) lighting costs. The system also incorpoates a monitoring control system. This control automatically maintains minimum illumination levels.

1978-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Automatic Generation Control | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Automatic Generation Control Automatic Generation Control Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automatic Generation Control Equipment that automatically adjusts generation in a Balancing Authority Area from a central location to maintain the Balancing Authority's interchange schedule plus Frequency Bias. AGC may also accommodate automatic inadvertent payback and time error correction.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Related Terms system, power, electricity generation, load, frequency bias, balancing authority, balancing authority area, smart grid References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An inline LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Automatic_Generation_Control&oldid=502513"

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Automatic temperature control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An automatic temperature control system is described for maintaining a preset temperature in an enclosed space in a building, comprising: heating and cooling means for conditioning the air in the enclosed space to maintain the preset temperature; exterior thermostat means outside the building for sensing ambient exterior temperature levels; interior thermostat means in the enclosed space, preset to the preset temperature to be maintained and connected with the heating and cooling means to energize the means for heating or cooling, as appropriate, when the preset temperature is reached; means defining a heat sink containing a volume of air heated by solar radiation, the volume of the heat sink being such that the temperature level therein is not affected by minor or temporary ambient temperature fluctuations; and heat sink thermostat means in the heat sink sensing the temperature in the heat sink, the heat sink thermostat means being connected in tandem with the exterior thermostat means and operative with the exterior thermostat means to switch the interior thermostat means to either a first readiness state for heating or a second readiness state for cooling, depending upon which mode is indicated by both the exterior and heat sink thermostat means, whereby the system automatically switches between heating and cooling, as required, in response to a comparison of exterior and heat sink temperatures.

Sheridan, J.P.

1986-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Library Tracking Database Infrastructure  

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Libraries » ALTD Libraries » ALTD ALTD Automatic Library Tracking Database Infrastructure To track and monitor library usage and better serve your software needs, we have enabled the Automatic Library Tracking Database (ALTD) on our prodcution systems, Hopper and Edison. ALTD is also availailable on Carver, but has not enabled for all users by default yet. ALTD, developed by National Institute for Computational Sciences, automatically and transparently tracks all libraries linked into an application at compile time, as well as the libraries used at run time, by intercepting the linker (ld) and the job launcher (aprun, or mpirun). It is a light-weight tool, and should not change your experience with compilation and execution of codes on the machine. However, if you encounter any problems due to ALTD,

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Automatic welding comes of age. [Offshore  

SciTech Connect

Automatic pipe welding systems today fall into three main categories: gas metal arc welding, gas-tungsten arc welding, and flash-butt welding. The first automatic welding devices used offshore were the CRC and H.C. Price systems. Both use gas metal arc welding with a consumable steel filler wire. The recently developed McDermott flash-butt welding system is described. (DLC)

Turner, D.L. Jr.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Technology for automatic generation of application programs: a pragmatic view  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article pragmatically reviews and appraises significant technology and efforts directed toward enhancing application program development and productivity and the challenging automatic generation of application programs. The topics covered are: decision ... Keywords: COBOL generators, automated information system development, automatic program generation, automatic programming, customizers, database generation, problem statement languages, software automation, special purpose languages

Alfonso F. Cardenas

1977-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic service deployment using virtualisation  

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Manual deployment of the application usually requires expertise both about the underlying system and the application. Automatic service deployment can improve deployment significantly by using on-demand deployment and selfhealing services. To support these features this paper describes an extension the Globus Workspace Service [10]. This extension includes creating virtual appliances for Grid services, service deployment from a repository, and influencing the service schedules by altering execution planning services, candidate set generators or information systems. 1 2 1.

Gabor Kecskemeti; Peter Kacsuk; Gabor Terstyanszky; Tamas Kiss; Thierry Delaitre

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Automatic array privatization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This chapter discusses techniques for automatic array privatization developed as part of the Polaris project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Array privatization is one of the most important transformations for effective program parallelization. ...

Peng Tu; David Padua

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Automatic thesaurus construction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we introduce a novel method of automating thesauri using syntactically constrained distributional similarity. With respect to syntactically conditioned cooccurrences, most popular approaches to automatic thesaurus construction simply ignore ... Keywords: distribution, similarity, syntactic dependency

Dongqiang Yang; David M. Powers

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Bilingual Experiments on Automatic Recovery of Capitalization and Punctuation of Automatic Speech Transcripts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper focuses on the tasks of recovering capitalization and punctuation marks from texts without that information, such as spoken transcripts, produced by automatic speech recognition systems. These two practical rich transcription tasks were performed ...

F. Batista; H. Moniz; I. Trancoso; N. Mamede

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Research on Automatically Identification of Diagonal Air-flow Branches of Complex Ventilation System of Coal Mines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

air-flow branches identification and stability analysis is one of the core contents of stability and reliability theory of mine ventilation system. This current paper takes deeply research on diagonal air-flow branches. Limitations of the path method ... Keywords: diagonal air-flow branch, path collection, path method, node-position method

Feng Cai, Zegong Liu

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Proving Theorems Automatically, Semi-Automatically, and Interactively  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-automatic using MONSTRO · Automatic using DIY #12;Church's Type Theory Alonzo Church, "A Formulation of the Simple the wffs needed to instan- tiate quantifiers from wffs already present in the proof. Use DIY-L to fill

Clarke, Edmund M.

87

Automatic sweep circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automatically sweeping circuit for searching for an evoked response in an output signal in time with respect to a trigger input. Digital counters are used to activate a detector at precise intervals, and monitoring is repeated for statistical accuracy. If the response is not found then a different time window is examined until the signal is found.

Keefe, Donald J. (Lemont, IL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Attacking Automatic Wireless Network Selection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wireless 802.11 networking is becoming so prevalent that many users have become accustomed to having available wireless networks in their workplace, home, and many public places such as airports and coffee shops. Modern client operating systems implement automatic wireless network discovery and known network identification to facilitate wireless networking for the end-user. In order to implement known network discovery, client operating systems remember past wireless networks that have been joined and automatically look for these networks (referred to as Preferred or Trusted Networks) whenever the wireless network adapter is enabled. By examining these implementations in detail, we have discovered previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in the implementation of these algorithms under the two most prevalent client operating systems, Windows XP and MacOS X. With custom base station software, an attacker may cause clients within wireless radio range to associate to the attacker’s wireless network without user interaction or notification. This will occur even if the user has never connected to a wireless network before or they have an empty Preferred/Trusted Networks List. We describe these vulnerabilities as well as their implementation and impact. 1

Dino A. Dai Zovi; Shane A. Macaulay

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

The Lightspeed Automatic . . .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present an automated approach for high-quality preview of feature-film rendering during lighting design. Similar to previous work, we use a deep-framebuffer shaded on the GPU to achieve interactive performance. Our first contribution is to generate the deep-framebuffer and corresponding shaders automatically through data-flow analysis and compilation of the original scene. Cache compression reduces automatically-generated deep-framebuffers to reasonable size for complex production scenes and shaders. We also propose a new structure, the indirect framebuffer, that decouples shading samples from final pixels and allows a deep-framebuffer to handle antialiasing, motion blur and transparency efficiently. Progressive refinement enables fast feedback at coarser resolution. We demonstrate our approach in real-world production.

Jonathan Millard Ragan-Kelley

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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USENIX Association 10th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '13) 57 eDoctor: Automatically Diagnosing Abnormal Battery Drain  

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) 57 eDoctor: Automatically Diagnosing Abnormal Battery Drain Issues on Smartphones Xiao Ma , Peng increase in Abnormal Battery Drain (ABD) prob- lems that can be caused by software defects or miscon- figuration. Such issues can drain a fully-charged battery within a couple of hours, and can potentially

Zhou, Yuanyuan

91

Towards automatic security management: a model-based approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a security management approach that integrates system monitoring, intrusion detection, and automatic control in order to detect, classify and protect against security attacks automatically. The model-based controller computes the ... Keywords: DoS attack, detection, optimization, protection

Qian Chen; Sherif Abdelwahed; Weston Monceaux

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Automatic translation from Circus to Java  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Circus is a combination of Z and CSP that supports the development of state-rich reactive systems based on refinement. In this paper we present JCircus, a tool that automatically translates Circus programs into Java, for the purpose of animation and ...

Angela Freitas; Ana Cavalcanti

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Automatic Mechetronic Wheel Light Device  

SciTech Connect

A wheel lighting device for illuminating a wheel of a vehicle to increase safety and enhance aesthetics. The device produces the appearance of a "ring of light" on a vehicle's wheels as the vehicle moves. The "ring of light" can automatically change in color and/or brightness according to a vehicle's speed, acceleration, jerk, selection of transmission gears, and/or engine speed. The device provides auxiliary indicator lights by producing light in conjunction with a vehicle's turn signals, hazard lights, alarm systems, and etc. The device comprises a combination of mechanical and electronic components and can be placed on the outer or inner surface of a wheel or made integral to a wheel or wheel cover. The device can be configured for all vehicle types, and is electrically powered by a vehicle's electrical system and/or battery.

Khan, Mohammed John Fitzgerald (Silver Spring, MD)

2004-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

94

Automatic Mechetronic Wheel Light Device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A wheel lighting device for illuminating a wheel of a vehicle to increase safety and enhance aesthetics. The device produces the appearance of a "ring of light" on a vehicle's wheels as the vehicle moves. The "ring of light" can automatically change in color and/or brightness according to a vehicle's speed, acceleration, jerk, selection of transmission gears, and/or engine speed. The device provides auxiliary indicator lights by producing light in conjunction with a vehicle's turn signals, hazard lights, alarm systems, and etc. The device comprises a combination of mechanical and electronic components and can be placed on the outer or inner surface of a wheel or made integral to a wheel or wheel cover. The device can be configured for all vehicle types, and is electrically powered by a vehicle's electrical system and/or battery.

Khan, Mohammed John Fitzgerald (Silver Spring, MD)

2004-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

95

Automatic Cloud Tracking Applied to GOES and METEOSAT Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Improvements to the SRI automatic cloud-tracking system are described that enable it to operate on multilayer clouds associated with severe storms. The improved method has been tested using rapid-scan observations of Hurricane Eloise obtained by ...

Roy M. Endlich; Daniel E. Wolf

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Automatic Electric Load Identification in  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract — A microgrid is the power system of choice for the electrification of rural areas in developing countries. It should be able to adapt to changing load situations without the need for specialists to change the configuration of the microgrid controller. This paper proposes a self-configuring microgrid management system that is able to adjust both generation and demand of the system, so that also in case of growing electricity demand the grid can still be operable by disconnecting unessential loads. A crucial task for the microgrid controller is to automatically identify the connected loads on the basis of their consumption behaviors. For this, a template-matching algorithm is proposed that is based on Dynamic Time Warping, which is primarily used in speech recognition. It has been found that for load profile analysis, simple signal features such as the number of rising edges or the aggregated energy consumption in a given time window is sufficient to describe the signal. In contrast to speech recognition, frequency domain analysis is not necessary.

Self-configuring Microgrids; Friederich Kupzog; Tehseen Zia; Adeel Abbas Zaidi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Natural Statistical Models for Automatic Speech Recognition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The performance of state-of-the-art speech recognition systems is still far worse than that of humans. This is partly caused by the use of poor statistical models. In a general statistical pattern classification task, the probabilistic models should represent the statistical structure unique to and distinguishing those objects to be classified. In many cases, however, model families are selected without verification of their ability to represent vital discriminative properties. For example, Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) are frequently used in automatic speech recognition systems even though they possess conditional independence properties that might cause inaccuracies when modeling and classifying speech signals. In this work, a new method for automatic speech recognition is developed where the natural statistical properties of speech are used to determine the probabilistic model. Starting from an HMM, new models are created by adding dependencies only if they are not already well captured by the HMM, and only if they increase the

Jeffrey Adam Bilmes

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Automatic Adjustment of AVHRR Navigation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An automatic adjustment method of the Advanced Very High-Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) images navigation has been developed for operational use at the Centre de Météorologic Spatiale (CMS) in Lannion, France. Selected coastal landmarks are ...

Philippe Bordes; Pascal Brunel; Anne Marsouin

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Automatic categorization of query results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Exploratory ad-hoc queries could return too many answers - a phenomenon commonly referred to as "information overload". In this paper, we propose to automatically categorize the results of SQL queries to address this problem. We dynamically generate ...

Kaushik Chakrabarti; Surajit Chaudhuri; Seung-won Hwang

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Orio: Automatic Performance Tuning | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Orio: Automatic Performance Tuning Orio: Automatic Performance Tuning High-level depiction of the structure and the optimization process of the Orio framework High-level depiction of the structure and the optimization process of the Orio framework Orio is an annotation-based empirical tuning system aimed at improving both performance and productivity by enabling software developers to insert annotations in the form of structured comments into their source code. Given the annotated code as input, Orio generates many tuned versions of the same operation and empirically evaluates the versions to select the best-performing one for a specified code fragment. People Involved Azamat Mametjanov Other Contributors Boyana Norris (University of Oregon) Albert Hartono (Ohio State) P. Sadayappan (Ohio State)

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101

Automatic History Matching of Geothermal Field Performance  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have developed inverse modeling capabilities for the multiphase multicomponent numerical simulator TOUGH2 to facilitate automatic history matching and parameter estimation based on data obtained during exploitation of geothermal fields. The ITOUGH2 code allows one to estimate TOUGH2 input parameters based on any type of observation for which a corresponding TOUGH2 output can be calculated. Furthermore, a detailed residual and error analysis is performed, and the uncertainty of model predictions can be evaluated. This paper focuses on the solution of the inverse problem, i.e. the determination of model-related parameters by automatically calibrating a conceptual model of the geothermal system against data obtained during field operation. We first describe the modeling approach used to simulate fluid and heat flow in fractured-porous media. The inverse problem is then formulated, followed by a brief discussion of the optimization algorithm. A sample problem is given to demonstrate the application of the method to geothermal reservoir data.

Finsterle, S.; Pruess, K.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Automatic history matching of geothermal field performance  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have developed inverse modeling capabilities for the multiphase multicomponent numerical simulator TOUGH2 to facilitate automatic history matching, and parameter estimation based on data obtained during exploitation of Geothermal fields. The ITOUGH2 code allows one to estimate TOUGH2 input parameters based on any type of observation for which a corresponding TOUGH2 output can be calculated. Furthermore, a detailed residual and error analysis is performed, and the uncertainty of model predictions can be evaluated. This paper focuses on the solution of the inverse; problem, i.e. the determination of model-related parameters by automatically calibrating a conceptual model of the Geothermal system against data obtained during field operation. We first describe the modeling, approach used to simulate fluid and heat flow in fractured-porous media. The inverse problem is then formulated, followed by a brief discussion of the optimization algorithm. A sample problem is given to demonstrate the application of the method to Geothermal reservoir data.

Finsterle, S.; Pruess, K>

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Automatic safety rod for reactors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automatic safety rod for a nuclear reactor containing neutron absorbing material and designed to be inserted into a reactor core after a loss-of-core flow. Actuation is based upon either a sudden decrease in core pressure drop or the pressure drop decreases below a predetermined minimum value. The automatic control rod includes a pressure regulating device whereby a controlled decrease in operating pressure due to reduced coolant flow does not cause the rod to drop into the core.

Germer, John H. (San Jose, CA)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Ekofisk automatic GPS subsidence measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A fully automatic GPS satellite-based procedure for the reliable measurement of subsidence of several platforms in almost real time is described. Measurements are made continuously on platforms in the North Sea Ekofisk Field area. The procedure also yields rate measurements, which are also essential for confirming platform safety, planning of remedial work, and verification of subsidence models. GPS measurements are more attractive than seabed pressure-gauge-based platform subsidence measurements-they are much cheaper to install and maintain and not subject to gauge drift. GPS measurements were coupled to oceanographic quantities such as the platform deck clearance, which leads to less complex offshore survey procedures. Ekofisk is an oil and gas field in the southern portion of the Norwegian North Sea. Late in 1984, it was noticed that the Ekofisk platform decks were closer to the sea surface than when the platforms were installed-subsidence was the only logical explanation. After the subsidence phenomenon was recognized, an accurate measurement method was needed to measure progression of subsidence and the associated subsidence rate. One available system for which no further development was needed, was the NAVSTAR GPS-measurements started in March 1985.

Mes, M.J. [Phillips Petroleum Co., Tananger (Norway); Landau, H.; Luttenberger, C. [TerraSat GmbH, Hoehenkirchen-Sieghertsbrumm (Germany)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Automatic temperature adjustment apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for increasing the efficiency of a conventional central space heating system is disclosed. The temperature of a fluid heating medium is adjusted based on a measurement of the external temperature, and a system parameter. The system parameter is periodically modified based on a closed loop process that monitors the operation of the heating system. This closed loop process provides a heating medium temperature value that is very near the optimum for energy efficiency.

Chaplin, James E. (66 Overlook Rd., Bloomingdale, NJ 07403)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Research report: improving browsing in information by the automatic display layout  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is well known that graphical representations could be very helpful to browse in graph structured information. But this promising approach requires the capability of an automatic layout system because the tedious and time consuming task of a manual ... Keywords: automatic display layout, automatic layout system, computer animation, display layouts, graph structured information, graphical representations, graphical user interfaces, human factors, information browsing, information network, information retrieval, layout algorithms, manual layout, time consuming, user model, user modelling, user requests

P. Luders; R. Ernst

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Automatic Sequences and Zip-Specifications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider infinite sequences of symbols, also known as streams, and the decidability question for equality of streams defined in a restricted format. This restricted format consists of prefixing a symbol at the head of a stream, of the stream function `zip', and recursion variables. Here `zip' interleaves the elements of two streams in alternating order, starting with the first stream. For example, the Thue-Morse sequence is obtained by the `zip-specification' {M = 0 : X, X = 1 : zip(X,Y), Y = 0 : zip(Y,X)}. Our analysis of such systems employs both term rewriting and coalgebraic techniques. We establish decidability for these zip-specifications, employing bisimilarity of observation graphs based on a suitably chosen cobasis. The importance of zip-specifications resides in their intimate connection with automatic sequences. We establish a new and simple characterization of automatic sequences. Thus we obtain for the binary zip that a stream is 2-automatic iff its observation graph using the cobasis (hd,even...

Grabmayer, Clemens; Hendriks, Dimitri; Klop, Jan Willem; Moss, Lawrence S

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Automatic rapid attachable warhead section  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed are a method and apparatus for automatically selecting warheads or reentry vehicles from a storage area containing a plurality of types of warheads or reentry vehicles, automatically selecting weapon carriers from a storage area containing at least one type of weapon carrier, manipulating and aligning the selected warheads or reentry vehicles and weapon carriers, and automatically coupling the warheads or reentry vehicles with the weapon carriers such that coupling of improperly selected warheads or reentry vehicles with weapon carriers is inhibited. Such inhibition enhances safety of operations and is achieved by a number of means including computer control of the process of selection and coupling and use of connectorless interfaces capable of assuring that improperly selected items will be rejected or rendered inoperable prior to coupling. Also disclosed are a method and apparatus wherein the stated principles pertaining to selection, coupling and inhibition are extended to apply to any item-to-be-carried and any carrying assembly. 10 figures.

Trennel, A.J.

1994-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

109

Automatic rapid attachable warhead section  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed are a method and apparatus for (1) automatically selecting warheads or reentry vehicles from a storage area containing a plurality of types of warheads or reentry vehicles, (2) automatically selecting weapon carriers from a storage area containing at least one type of weapon carrier, (3) manipulating and aligning the selected warheads or reentry vehicles and weapon carriers, and (4) automatically coupling the warheads or reentry vehicles with the weapon carriers such that coupling of improperly selected warheads or reentry vehicles with weapon carriers is inhibited. Such inhibition enhances safety of operations and is achieved by a number of means including computer control of the process of selection and coupling and use of connectorless interfaces capable of assuring that improperly selected items will be rejected or rendered inoperable prior to coupling. Also disclosed are a method and apparatus wherein the stated principles pertaining to selection, coupling and inhibition are extended to apply to any item-to-be-carried and any carrying assembly.

Trennel, Anthony J. (Albuquerque, NM)

1994-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

110

Automatic Commissioning of Multiple VAV Terminals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A site survey on a modern operating commercial building screened 261 ineffective VAV (Variable Air Volume) boxes (20.9% of the total boxes in the building) and summarized ten typical faults for VAV air-conditioning system(s) resulting in energy waste, performance degradation or totally out of control. A strategy is developed to automatically check the health condition of VAV terminals and diagnose the faults. Hybrid approach is employed to establish a commissioning and re-commissioning tool of VAV air-conditioning system. Performance indices with expert rules based on system physical characteristics are adopted to detect and diagnose the nine of the ten faults. PCA (Principal Component Analysis) method is developed to detect and diagnose the VAV box flow sensor bias (Fault 10) and to reconstruct the faulty sensors. A multiple VAV fault FDD strategy for a VAV entire system is developed, which is validated in simulation and filed tests.

Qin, J.; Wang, S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Automatic rule-based assessment of e-government application forms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes our current progress in designing and developing an AI rule-based module that automatically assesses e-Government application forms based on local laws and regulations. The rule-based module is part of a larger AI knowledge management ... Keywords: automatic assessment, expert system, rule-based system

Andy Hon Wai Chun

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

AUTOMATIC LIGHT CONTROL  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A control system for a projection kinescope used in a facsimile scanning system and, in particular, meams for maintaining substantially constant the light emanating from the flying spot on the face of the kinescope are described. In general, the invention provides a feeler member disposed in such a position with respect to a projecting lens as to intercept a portion of the light striking the lens. Suitable circuitry in conjunction with a photomultiplier tube provides a signal proportional to the light intensity of the flying spot. The grid bias on the kinescope is controlled by this signal to maintain the intensity of the spot substantially constant.

Artzt, M.

1957-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

113

Automatic visual guidance of a forklift engaging a pallet  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the development of a prototype vision-guided forklift system for the automatic engagement of pallets. The system is controlled using the visual guidance method of mobile camera-space manipulation, which is capable of achieving a high ... Keywords: Machine vision, Mobile manipulation, Visual guidance

Michael Seelinger; John-David Yoder

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Automatic lighting controls demonstration  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this work was to demonstrate, in a real building situation, the energy and peak demand reduction capabilities of an electronically ballasted lighting control system that can utilize all types of control strategies to efficiently manage lighting. The project has demonstrated that a state-of-the-art electronically ballasted dimmable lighting system can reduce energy and lighting demand by as least 50% using various combinations of control strategies. By reducing light levels over circulation areas (tuning) and reducing after hours light levels to accommodate the less stringent lighting demands of the cleaning crew (scheduling), lighting energy consumption on weekdays was reduced an average of 54% relative to the initial condition. 10 refs., 14 figs., 3 tabs.

Rubinstein, F.; Verderber, R.

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Automatic recognition of personality in conversation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The identification of personality by automatic analysis of conversation has many applications in natural language processing, from leader identification in meetings to partner matching on dating websites. We automatically train models of the main five ...

François Mairesse; Marilyn Walker

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Gaze-Based Interaction for Semi-Automatic Photo Cropping  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present an interactive method for cropping photographs given minimal information about the location of important content, provided by eye tracking. Cropping is formulated in a general optimization framework that facilitates adding new composition rules, as well as adapting the system to particular applications. Our system uses fixation data to identify important content and compute the best crop for any given aspect ratio or size, enabling applications such as automatic snapshot recomposition, adaptive documents, and thumbnailing. We validate our approach with studies in which users compare our crops to ones produced by hand and by a completely automatic approach. Experiments show that viewers prefer our gaze-based crops to uncropped images and fully automatic crops. Author Keywords cropping, photography, composition, evaluation, eye tracking, visual perception

Anthony Santella; Maneesh Agrawala; Doug Decarlo; David Salesin; Michael Cohen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Automatic Interpretation of Human Head Movements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes a complete face tracking system that interprets human head movements in real time. The system combines motion analysis with reliable and efficient object recognition strategies. It classifies head movements as "yes" (nodding head), "no" (shaking head) or "nothing" (still head). The system's skill allows contactless man-machine interaction, thus giving access to a number of new applications. 1 Introduction As industrialization proceeds, the importance of interactions between man and machine increases rapidly. Information flow from machine to man has become comfortable and direct in recent years due to tremendous progresses in computer graphics. Information flow from man to machine, on the other hand, is still on a low level. It is restricted to moving mice, pressing buttons, and typing character sequences on a keyboard. Automatic interpretation of gestures and facial expressions could reduce this imbalance and is therefore of central interrest for current and futu...

Bichsel Pentland; M. Bichsel; A. P. Pentland

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

System for reducing heat losses from indoor swimming pools by use of automatic covers. Final report, October 1, 1993--September 30, 1995  

SciTech Connect

This final report is an account of the principal activities of Lof Energy Systems, Inc. in a two-year project funded by the Energy Related Inventions Program (ERIP) of the U.S. Department of Energy. The primary objective has been the development of a fully practical and economical system for saving energy in indoor swimming pools by use of motorized covers. The goal is wide-spread use of a fully developed product, in institutional swimming pools. Four major tasks, depicted in the accompanying Performance Schedule, have been completed, and one other has been initiated and its completion committed. Principal accomplishments have been the selection and improvement of cover materials and designs, lengthening and strengthening of reels and improvements in motorized components and their control, design and installation of pool covers in full scale demonstration and evaluation of fully developed commercial system, preparation and dissemination of manuals and reports, finalization of arrangements for Underwriters Laboratory certification of products, and final report preparation and submission. Of greatest significance has been the successful demonstration of the fully developed system and the verification and reporting by an energy consultant of the large savings resulting from pool cover use. Probably the best evidence of success of the DOE-ERIP project in advancing this invention to a commercial stage is its acceptance for sale by the Lincoln Equipment Company, a national distributor of swimming pool supplies and equipment. A copy of the relevant page in the Lincoln catalog is included in this report as Annex A. Representatives of that company now offer Tof motorized pool cover systems to their pool owner customers. In addition to the plans for securing UL certification the company expects to continue making design improvements that can increase system reliability, durability, and cost-effectiveness.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Automatic correction of grammatical errors in non-native English text  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Learning a foreign language requires much practice outside of the classroom. Computer-assisted language learning systems can help fill this need, and one desirable capability of such systems is the automatic correction of ...

Lee, John Sie Yuen, 1977-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Automatic amortised analysis of dynamic memory allocation for lazy functional programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the first successful attempt, of which we are aware, to define an automatic, type-based static analysis of resource bounds for lazy functional programs. Our analysis uses the automatic amortisation approach developed by Hofmann and ... Keywords: amortisation, lazy evaluation, resource analysis, type systems

Hugo Simões; Pedro Vasconcelos; Mário Florido; Steffen Jost; Kevin Hammond

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Automatic Bayesian inference for LISA data analysis strategies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We demonstrate the use of automatic Bayesian inference for the analysis of LISA data sets. In particular we describe a new automatic Reversible Jump Markov Chain Monte Carlo method to evaluate the posterior probability density functions of the a priori unknown number of parameters that describe the gravitational wave signals present in the data. We apply the algorithm to a simulated LISA data set containing overlapping signals from white dwarf binary systems (DWD) and to a separate data set containing a signal from an extreme mass ratio inspiral (EMRI). We demonstrate that the approach works well in both cases and can be regarded as a viable approach to tackle LISA data analysis challenges.

Alexander Stroeer; Jonathan Gair; Alberto Vecchio

2006-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

122

Experiments on automatic seam detection for a MIG welding robot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To make robotic welding more flexible, vision systems are used to detect the weld seam and plan a path for the robot to follow. In this paper an image processing technique is introduced that can automatically detect the weld seam in a "butt-weld" configuration. ... Keywords: arc welding robot, stereo vision, weld seam detection

Mitchell Dinham; Gu Fang; Jia Ju Zou

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Automatic fish classification for underwater species behavior understanding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this work is to propose an automatic fish classification system that operates in the natural underwater environment to assist marine biologists in understanding subehavior. Fish classification is performed by combining two types of features: ... Keywords: fish species description and classification

Concetto Spampinato; Daniela Giordano; Roberto Di Salvo; Yun-Heh Jessica Chen-Burger; Robert Bob Fisher; Gayathri Nadarajan

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Automatic organization for digital photographs with geographic coordinates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe PhotoCompas, a system that utilizes the time and location information embedded in digital photographs to automatically organize a personal photo collection PhotoCompas produces browseable location and event hierarchies for the collection. ... Keywords: GPS, geo-referenced photos, personal photo collection, photo browser

Mor Naaman; Yee Jiun Song; Andreas Paepcke; Hector Garcia-Molina

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Automatic Underwater Image Pre-Processing Stephane Bazeille(1)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automatic Underwater Image Pre-Processing St´ephane Bazeille(1) , Isabelle Quidu(1) , Luc Jaulin(1 Cedex 9 FRANCE (2) Thales Underwater Systems S.A S. Route de Sainte Anne du Portzic Site Amiral Nomy CS for underwater image restoration. Because of specific transmission properties of light in the water, underwater

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

126

Automatic speech recognition and speech variability: A review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Major progress is being recorded regularly on both the technology and exploitation of automatic speech recognition (ASR) and spoken language systems. However, there are still technological barriers to flexible solutions and user satisfaction under some ... Keywords: Speech analysis, Speech intrinsic variations, Speech modeling, Speech recognition

M. Benzeghiba; R. De Mori; O. Deroo; Stephane Dupont; T. Erbes; D. Jouvet; L. Fissore; P. Laface; A. Mertins; C. Ris; R. Rose; V. Tyagi; C. Wellekens

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

WISE-cluster: clustering e-commerce search engines automatically  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a new approach to automatically clustering e-commerce search engines (ESEs) on the Web such that ESEs in the same cluster sell similar products. This allows an e-commerce metasearch engine (comparison shopping system) to be ... Keywords: document clustering, search engine categorization

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Applications of automatic differentiation in CFD  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Automated multidisciplinary design of aircraft requires the optimization of complex performance objectives with respect to a number of design parameters and constraints. The effect of these independent design variables on the system performance criteria can be quantified in terms of sensitivity derivatives for the individual discipline simulation codes. Typical advanced CFD codes do not provide such derivatives as part of a flow solution. These derivatives are expensive to obtain by divided differences from perturbed solutions, and may be unreliable, particularly for noisy functions. In this paper, automatic differentiation has been investigated as a means of extending iterative CFD codes with sensitivity derivatives. In particular, the ADIFOR automatic differentiator has been applied to the 3-D, thin-layer Navier-Stokes, multigrid flow solver called TLNS3D coupled with the WTCO wing grid generator. Results of a sequence of efforts in which TLNS3D has been successfully augmented to compute a variety of sensitivities are presented. It is shown that sensitivity derivatives can be obtained accurately and efficiently using ADIFOR, although significant advances are necessary for the efficiency of ADIFOR-generated derivative code to become truly competitive with hand-differentiated code.

Carle, A. [Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States); Green, L.L.; Newman, P.A. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA (United States). Langley Research Center; Bischof, C.H. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Methods for automatically evaluating answers to complex questions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Evaluation is a major driving force in advancing the state of the art in language technologies. In particular, methods for automatically assessing the quality of machine output is the preferred method for measuring progress, provided that these metrics have been validated against human judgments. Following recent developments in the automatic evaluation of machine translation and document summarization, we present a similar approach, implemented in a measure called Pourpre, an automatic technique for evaluating answers to complex questions based on n-gram co-occurrences between machine output and a human-generated answer key. Until now, the only way to assess the correctness of answers to such questions involves manual determination of whether an information “nugget ” appears in a system’s response. The lack of automatic methods for scoring system output is an impediment to progress in the field, which we address with this work. Experiments with the TREC 2003, TREC 2004, and TREC 2005 QA tracks indicate that rankings produced by our metric correlate highly with official rankings, and that Pourpre outperforms direct application of existing metrics. 1

Jimmy Lin; Dina Demner-fushman

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Automatic Speech Recognition using Pitch Information in Dynamic Bayesian Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The challenge of automatic speech recognition (ASR) increases when speaker variability is encountered. Being able to automatically use dierent acoustic models according to speaker type might help to increase the robustness of ASR. We present a system that attempts to do so by augmenting the standard acoustic observations with pitch information. This allows the system to use acoustic models more appropriate to speech with the given pitch. Furthermore, pitch information is more easily detected in noisy conditions; thus, it may be of use in robust speech recognition. Using dynamic Bayesian networks (DBNs) allows further renement of the system by eliminating unnecessary statistical dependencies and thus reducing the number of parameters. We show that when a system is trained on observed pitch data and performs recognition with missing pitch data, it can perform signicantly better than a system that uses acoustics information only.

Todd A. Stephenson; Mathew Magimai Doss; Hervé Bourlard

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Automatic camera tracking for remote manipulators  

SciTech Connect

The problem of automatic camera tracking of mobile objects is addressed with specific reference to remote manipulators and using either fixed or mobile cameras. The technique uses a kinematic approach employing 4 x 4 coordinate transformation matrices to solve for the needed camera PAN and TILT angles. No vision feedback systems are used, as the required input data are obtained entirely from position sensors from the manipulator and the camera-positioning system. All hardware requirements are generally satisfied by currently available remote manipulator systems with a supervisory computer. The system discussed here implements linear plus on/off (bang-bang) closed-loop control with a +-2-deg deadband. The deadband area is desirable to avoid operator seasickness caused by continuous camera movement. Programming considerations for camera control, including operator interface options, are discussed. The example problem presented is based on an actual implementation using a PDP 11/34 computer, a TeleOperator Systems SM-229 manipulator, and an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) camera-positioning system. 3 references, 6 figures, 2 tables.

Stoughton, R.S.; Martin, H.L.; Bentz, R.R.

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Automatic camera tracking for remote manipulators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of automatic camera tracking of mobile objects is addressed with specific reference to remote manipulators and using either fixed or mobile cameras. The technique uses a kinematic approach employing 4 x 4 coordinate transformation matrices to solve for the needed camera PAN and TILT angles. No vision feedback systems are used, as the required input data are obtained entirely from position sensors from the manipulator and the camera-positioning system. All hardware requirements are generally satisfied by currently available remote manipulator systems with a supervisory computer. The system discussed here implements linear plus on/off (bang-bang) closed-loop control with a +-2/sup 0/ deadband. The deadband area is desirable to avoid operator seasickness caused by continuous camera movement. Programming considerations for camera control, including operator interface options, are discussed. The example problem presented is based on an actual implementation using a PDP 11/34 computer, a TeleOperator Systems SM-229 manipulator, and an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) camera-positioning system. 3 references, 6 figures, 2 tables.

Stoughton, R.S.; Martin, H.L.; Bentz, R.R.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Nuggeteer: Automatic NuggetBased Evaluation using Descriptions and Judgements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The TREC Definition and Relationship questions are evaluated on the basis of information nuggets that may be contained in system responses. Human evaluators provide informal descriptions of each nugget, and judgements (assignments of nuggets to responses) for each response submitted by participants. While human evaluation is the most accurate way to compare systems, approximate automatic evaluation becomes critical during system development. We present Nuggeteer, a new automatic evaluation tool for nugget-based tasks. Like the first such tool, Pourpre, Nuggeteer uses words in common between candidate answer and answer key to approximate human judgements. Unlike Pourpre, but like human assessors, Nuggeteer creates a judgement for each candidatenugget pair, and can use existing judgements instead of guessing. This creates a more readily interpretable aggregate score, and allows developers to track individual nuggets through the variants of their system. Nuggeteer is quantitatively comparable in performance to Pourpre, and provides qualitatively better feedback to developers.

Gregory Marton; Alexey Radul

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Caldyne Automatics Limited | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Name Caldyne Automatics Limited Place West Bengal, India Zip 700 091 Sector Solar, Wind energy Product Kolkata-based power storage product manufacturer; also makes lighting...

135

The lightspeed automatic interactive lighting preview system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present an automated approach for high-quality preview of feature-film rendering during lighting design. Similar to previous work, we use a deep-framebuffer shaded on the GPU to achieve interactive performance. Our first ...

Ragan-Kelley, Jonathan Millard

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Mining Software Usage with the Automatic Library Tracking Database (ALTD)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tracking software usage is important for HPC centers, computer vendors, code developers and funding agencies to provide more efficient and targeted software support, and to forecast needs and guide HPC software effort towards the Exascale era. However, accurately tracking software usage on HPC systems has been a challenging task. In this paper, we present a tool called Automatic Library Tracking Database (ALTD) that has been developed and put in production on several Cray systems. The ALTD infrastructure prototype automatically and transparently stores information about libraries linked into an application at compilation time and also the executables launched in a batch job. We will illustrate the usage of libraries, compilers and third party software applications on a system managed by the National Institute for Computational Sciences.

Hadri, Bilel [ORNL; Fahey, Mark R [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Automatic Exploration of Datacenter performance Regimes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Horizontally scalable Internet services present an opportunity to use automatic resource allocation strategies for system management in the datacenter. In most of the previous work, a controller employs a performance model of the system to make decisions about the optimal allocation of resources. However, these models are usually trained offline or on a small-scale deployment and will not accurately capture the performance of the controlled application. To achieve accurate control of the web application, the models need to be trained directly on the production system and adapted to changes in workload and performance of the application. In this paper we propose to train the performance model using an exploration policy that quickly collects data from different performance regimes of the application. The goal of our approach for managing the exploration process is to strike a balance between not violating the performance SLAs and the need to collect sufficient data to train an accurate performance model, which requires pushing the system close to its capacity. We show that by using our exploration policy, we can train a performance model of a Web 2.0 application in less than an hour and then immediately use the model in a resource allocation controller.

Peter Bodík; Rean Griffith; Charles Sutton; O Fox; Michael I. Jordan; David A. Patterson

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Automatic discovery of query-classdependent models for multimodal search  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We develop a framework for the automatic discovery of query classes for query-class-dependent search models in multimodal retrieval. The framework automatically discovers useful query classes by clustering queries in a training set according to the performance of various unimodal search methods, yielding classes of queries which have similar fusion strategies for the combination of unimodal components for multimodal search. We further combine these performance features with the semantic features of the queries during clustering in order to make discovered classes meaningful. The inclusion of the semantic space also makes it possible to choose the correct class for new, unseen queries, which have unknown performance space features. We evaluate the system against the TRECVID 2004 automatic video search task and find that the automatically discovered query classes give an improvement of 18% in MAP over hand-defined query classes used in previous works. We also find that some hand-defined query classes, such as “Named Person ” and “Sports ” do, indeed, have similarities in search method performance and are useful for query-class-dependent multimodal search, while other hand-defined classes, such as “Named Object” and “General Object” do not have consistent search method performance and should be split apart or replaced with other classes. The proposed framework is general and can be applied to any new domain without expert domain knowledge.

Lyndon S. Kennedy; Apostol (Paul) Natsev; Shih-fu Chang

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Automatic toilet seat lowering apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A toilet seat lowering apparatus includes a housing defining an internal cavity for receiving water from the water supply line to the toilet holding tank. A descent delay assembly of the apparatus can include a stationary dam member and a rotating dam member for dividing the internal cavity into an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber and controlling the intake and evacuation of water in a delayed fashion. A descent initiator is activated when the internal cavity is filled with pressurized water and automatically begins the lowering of the toilet seat from its upright position, which lowering is also controlled by the descent delay assembly. In an alternative embodiment, the descent initiator and the descent delay assembly can be combined in a piston linked to the rotating dam member and provided with a water channel for creating a resisting pressure to the advancing piston and thereby slowing the associated descent of the toilet seat. A toilet seat lowering apparatus includes a housing defining an internal cavity for receiving water from the water supply line to the toilet holding tank. A descent delay assembly of the apparatus can include a stationary dam member and a rotating dam member for dividing the internal cavity into an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber and controlling the intake and evacuation of water in a delayed fashion. A descent initiator is activated when the internal cavity is filled with pressurized water and automatically begins the lowering of the toilet seat from its upright position, which lowering is also controlled by the descent delay assembly. In an alternative embodiment, the descent initiator and the descent delay assembly can be combined in a piston linked to the rotating dam member and provided with a water channel for creating a resisting pressure to the advancing piston and thereby slowing the associated descent of the toilet seat.

Guerty, Harold G. (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

1994-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

140

Automatic learning of subclasses of pattern languages  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic classes are classes of languages for which a finite automaton can decide the membership problem for the languages in the class, in a uniform way, given an index for the language. For alphabet size of at least 4, every automatic class of erasing ...

John Case; Sanjay Jain; Trong Dao Le; Yuh Shin Ong; Pavel Semukhin; Frank Stephan

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Improving Automatic Interface Generation with Smart Templates  

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Improving Automatic Interface Generation with Smart Templates Jeffrey Nichols, Brad A. Myers 1. Arrangements of media playback controls gener- ated automatically from the media-control Smart differently. Smart Templates is a technique that uses parameterized templates in the appliance model

Myers, Brad A.

142

Automatic tool path generation for finish machining  

SciTech Connect

A system for automatic tool path generation was developed at Sandia National Laboratories for finish machining operations. The system consists of a commercially available 5-axis milling machine controlled by Sandia developed software. This system was used to remove overspray on cast turbine blades. A laser-based, structured-light sensor, mounted on a tool holder, is used to collect 3D data points around the surface of the turbine blade. Using the digitized model of the blade, a tool path is generated which will drive a 0.375 inch diameter CBN grinding pin around the tip of the blade. A fuzzified digital filter was developed to properly eliminate false sensor readings caused by burrs, holes and overspray. The digital filter was found to successfully generate the correct tool path for a blade with intentionally scanned holes and defects. The fuzzified filter improved the computation efficiency by a factor of 25. For application to general parts, an adaptive scanning algorithm was developed and presented with simulation results. A right pyramid and an ellipsoid were scanned successfully with the adaptive algorithm.

Kwok, Kwan S.; Loucks, C.S.; Driessen, B.J.

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

CERTS 2012 Program Review - Automatic Reliability Reports (ARR...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

prototype at MISO: Architecture, Grid Monitoring Visualization and Grid Reliability Tracking Grid Automatic Reliability Report (GARR) Page 1 Automatic Reliability Reports (ARR)...

144

Program Your Thermostat for Automatic Savings | Department of...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Program Your Thermostat for Automatic Savings Program Your Thermostat for Automatic Savings December 23, 2008 - 4:00am Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL Did you know...

145

Automatic HVAC Air Recirculation Made Easy with Stepper Motors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

TND416/D Abstract: This paper highlights the system requirements and operating conditions of automatic air recirculation valves and reviews compatibility of existing actuator types with these requirements. When comparing the available technologies, it becomes clear that air recirculation flap actuators containing a bipolar stepper motor offer key advantages over actuators with other motor types. It is shown how specific bipolar stepper motor drive techniques can contribute to the overall system performance while the total system cost is minimized. The paper elaborates on availability and key features of motor driver integrated circuits that allow advanced control of these novel actuators. 1.

unknown authors

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Automatic phonetic transcription by phonological derivation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic phonetic transcription tools usually perform phonetic transcriptions directly from orthographic representations. Although these approaches often achieve good results, theoretical studies suggest that including morphophonological knowledge allows ... Keywords: galician, grapheme-to-phoneme, phonetics, phonology, portuguese

Marcos Garcia; Isaac J. González

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Pronunciation learning for automatic speech recognition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In many ways, the lexicon remains the Achilles heel of modern automatic speech recognizers (ASRs). Unlike stochastic acoustic and language models that learn the values of their parameters from training data, the baseform ...

Badr, Ibrahim

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Temporal Sampling Requirements for Automatic Rain Gauges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic rain gauges are needed to obtain rainfall statistics from remote locations and platforms. Many of these platforms cannot be serviced regularly, thus requiring unattended operations for many months. At such locations there is often a ...

Jeffrey A. Nystuen

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Automatically learning qualia structures from the web  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Qualia Structures have many applications within computational linguistics, but currently there are no corresponding lexical resources such as WordNet or FrameNet. This paper presents an approach to automatically learn qualia structures for nominals from ...

Philipp Cimiano; Johanna Wenderoth

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

The FLOWS Automatic Weather Station Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes in detail the FLOWS (FAA-Lincoln Laboratory Operational Weather Studies) automatic weather station network which is being used in the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar program to assess the radar detectability of wind shear and ...

Marilyn M. Wolfson

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Automatic wrappers for large scale web extraction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a generic framework to make wrapper induction algorithms tolerant to noise in the training data. This enables us to learn wrappers in a completely unsupervised manner from automatically and cheaply obtained noisy training data, e.g., using ...

Nilesh Dalvi; Ravi Kumar; Mohamed Soliman

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Real web community based automatic image annotation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic image annotation is a challenging problem in pattern recognition. Large annotation databases are difficult to build, and the existing models can only label small scale of image sets. In order to solve the problems with the annotation of large ...

Xiao Ke, Shaozi Li, Guolong Chen

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Automatic Planning of Manipulator Transfer Movements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper deals with the class of problems that involve finding where to place or how to move a solid object in the presence of obstacles. The solution to this class of problems is essential to the automatic planning ...

Lozano-Perez, Tomas

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Automatic script identification from images using cluster-based templates  

SciTech Connect

We have developed a technique for automatically identifying the script used to generate a document that is stored electronically in bit image form. Our approach differs from previous work in that the distinctions among scripts are discovered by an automatic learning procedure, without any handson analysis. We first develop a set of representative symbols (templates) for each script in our database (Cyrillic, Roman, etc.). We do this by identifying all textual symbols in a set of training documents, scaling each symbol to a fixed size, clustering similar symbols, pruning minor clusters, and finding each cluster`s centroid. To identify a new document`s script, we identify and scale a subset of symbols from the document and compare them to the templates for each script. We choose the script whose templates provide the best match. Our current system distinguishes among the Armenian, Burmese, Chinese, Cyrillic, Ethiopic, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Roman, and Thai scripts with over 90% accuracy.

Hochberg, J.; Kerns, L.; Kelly, P.; Thomas, T.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Automatic safety rod for reactors. [LMFBR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automatic safety rod for a nuclear reactor containing neutron absorbing material and designed to be inserted into a reactor core after a loss-of-flow. Actuation is based upon either a sudden decrease in core pressure drop or the pressure drop decreases below a predetermined minimum value. The automatic control rod includes a pressure regulating device whereby a controlled decrease in operating pressure due to reduced coolant flow does not cause the rod to drop into the core.

Germer, J.H.

1982-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

156

Automatic Test Factoring for Java  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Test factoring creates fast, focused unit tests from slow system-widetests; each new unit test exercises only a subset of the functionalityexercised by the system test. Augmenting a test suite with factoredunit tests ...

Saff, David

2005-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

157

Exploiting lower face symmetry in appearance-based automatic speechreading  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Appearance-based visual speech feature extraction is being widely used in the automatic speechreading and audio-visual speech recognition literature. In its most common application, the discrete cosine transform (DCT) is utilized to compress the image of the speaker’s mouth region-of-interest (ROI), and the highest energy spatial frequency components are retained as visual features. Good generalization performance of the resulting system however requires robust ROI extraction and its consistent normalization, designed to compensate for speaker headpose and other data variations. In general, one expects that the ROI- if correctly normalized- will be nearly laterally symmetric, due to the approximate symmetry of human faces. We thus argue that forcing lateral ROI symmetry can be beneficial to automatic speechreading, providing a mechanism to compensate for small face and mouth tracking errors, which would otherwise result to incorrect ROI normalization. In this paper, we propose to achieve such ROI symmetry indirectly, by considering the spatial frequency domain and exploiting the DCT properties. In particular, we propose to remove the odd frequency DCT components from the selected visual feature vector. We experimentally demonstrate that, in general, this approach does not hurt speechreading performance, while it reduces computation, since it results to less DCT features. In addition, for the same number of features, as in traditional DCT coefficient selection, the method results in significant speechreading improvements. For the connected-digit automatic speechreading experiments considered, and for low feature dimensionalities, such can reach up to 12 % relative reduction in word error rate. 1.

Gerasimos Potamianos; Patricia Scanlon

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Automatically processed alpha-track radon monitor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automatically processed alpha-track radon monitor is provided which includes a housing having an aperture allowing radon entry, and a filter that excludes the entry of radon daughters into the housing. A flexible track registration material is located within the housing that records alpha-particle emissions from the decay of radon and radon daughters inside the housing. The flexible track registration material is capable of being spliced such that the registration material from a plurality of monitors can be spliced into a single strip to facilitate automatic processing of the registration material from the plurality of monitors. A process for the automatic counting of radon registered by a radon monitor is also provided.

Langner, G.H. Jr.

1991-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

159

Tuning AutoNowcaster Automatically  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

AutoNowcaster (ANC) is an automated system that nowcasts thunderstorms, including thunderstorm initiation. However, its parameters have to be tuned to regional environments, a process that is time consuming, labor intensive, and quite subjective. ...

Valliappa Lakshmanan; John Crockett; Kenneth Sperow; Mamoudou Ba; Lingyan Xin

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Automatic music performance with computers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Developments of the Utah?BYU music project which have culminated in the design and implementation of a portable computer?driven music?generating system capable of interpretive playing of transcribed musical scores will be discussed

A. C. Ashton; R. F. Bennion

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Automatic Projector Calibration with Embedded Light Sensors  

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Projection technology typically places several constraints on the geometric relationship between the projector and the projection surface to obtain an undistorted, properly sized image. In this paper we describe a simple, robust, fast, and low-cost method for automatic projector calibration that eliminates many of these constraints. We embed light sensors in the target surface, project Gray-coded binary patterns to discover the sensor locations, and then prewarp the image to accurately fit the physical features of the projection surface. This technique can be expanded to automatically stitch multiple projectors, calibrate onto nonplanar surfaces for object decoration, and provide a method for simple geometry acquisition.

Johnny C. Lee; Johnny C. Lee; Paul H. Dietz; Paul H. Dietz; Dan Maynes-Aminzade; Dan Maynes-aminzade; Scott E. Hudson; Scott E. Hudson

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Automatic induction of verb classes using clustering  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Shi, 2001) which consistently outperforms other previous methods in our studies. We also introduce a method to automatically de- tect the number of clusters for SPEC (Zelnik-Manor and Perona, 2004). In addition, we introduce HGFC (Yu et al., 2006) as a... and Shi, 2001) which consistently outperforms other previous methods in our studies. We also introduce a method to automatically de- tect the number of clusters for SPEC (Zelnik-Manor and Perona, 2004). In addition, we introduce HGFC (Yu et al., 2006) as a...

Sun, Lin

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

163

Intermediate leak protection/automatic shutdown for B and W helical coil steam generator  

SciTech Connect

The report summarizes a follow-on study to the multi-tiered Intermediate Leak/Automatic Shutdown System report. It makes the automatic shutdown system specific to the Babcock and Wilcox (B and W) helical coil steam generator and to the Large Development LMFBR Plant. Threshold leak criteria specific to this steam generator design are developed, and performance predictions are presented for a multi-tier intermediate leak, automatic shutdown system applied to this unit. Preliminary performance predictions for application to the helical coil steam generator were given in the referenced report; for the most part, these predictions have been confirmed. The importance of including a cover gas hydrogen meter in this unit is demonstrated by calculation of a response time one-fifth that of an in-sodium meter at hot standby and refueling conditions.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Rapid automatic keyword extraction for information retrieval and analysis  

SciTech Connect

Methods and systems for rapid automatic keyword extraction for information retrieval and analysis. Embodiments can include parsing words in an individual document by delimiters, stop words, or both in order to identify candidate keywords. Word scores for each word within the candidate keywords are then calculated based on a function of co-occurrence degree, co-occurrence frequency, or both. Based on a function of the word scores for words within the candidate keyword, a keyword score is calculated for each of the candidate keywords. A portion of the candidate keywords are then extracted as keywords based, at least in part, on the candidate keywords having the highest keyword scores.

Rose, Stuart J (Richland, WA); Cowley,; Wendy E (Richland, WA); Crow, Vernon L (Richland, WA); Cramer, Nicholas O (Richland, WA)

2012-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

165

On using context for automatic correction of non-word misspellings in student essays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present a new spell-checking system that utilizes contextual information for automatic correction of non-word misspellings. The system is evaluated with a large corpus of essays written by native and non-native speakers of English to ...

Michael Flor; Yoko Futagi

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Identifying Software Usage at HPC Centers with the Automatic Library Tracking Database  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

) and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and address the needs above, an Automatic Library that are compiled and executed on the NICS and OLCF HPC systems. Supercomputing centers like NICS and OLCF maintain is the two Cray XT5s located at NICS and the OLCF, Kraken and JaguarPF. On these systems, the staff supports

Singh, Jaswinder Pal

167

Lightweight automatic face annotation in media pages  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Labeling human faces in images contained in Web media stories enables enriching the user experience offered by media sites. We propose a lightweight framework for automatic image annotation that exploits named entities mentioned in the article to significantly ... Keywords: face recognition, machine learning, text analysis, web search

Dmitri Perelman; Edward Bortnikov; Ronny Lempel; Roman Sandler

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Automatic Layout Design for Power Module  

SciTech Connect

The layout of power modules is one of the key points in power module design, especially for high power densities, where couplings are increased. In this paper, along with the design example, an automatic design processes by using a genetic algorithm are presented. Some practical considerations and implementations are introduced in the optimization of module layout design.

Ning, Puqi [ORNL; Wang, Fei [ORNL; Ngo, Khai [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Ontology-based automatic query refinement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effectiveness of user query plays a vital role in retrieving highly relevant documents in keyword-based search engine. Because of the lack of domain knowledge, users tend to post very short queries, which do not express their information need ... Keywords: automatic query refinement, document retrieval, information retrieval, keywords, ontology, query expansion, retrieval relevancy, search engines, semantic search, user queries

S. Sendhilkumar; G. S. Mahalakshmi; S. N. Rajasekar

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Semi-automatic composition of ontologies for ASKALON grid workflows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic workflow composition with the help of ontologies has been addressed by numerous researchers in the past. While ontologies are very useful for automatic and semiautomatic workflow composition, ontology creation itself remains a very important ...

Muhammad Junaid Malik; Thomas Fahringer; Radu Prodan

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Using constraints to achieve stability in automatic graph layout algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic layout algorithms are commonly used when displaying graphs on the screen because they provide a “nice” drawing of the graph without user intervention. There are, however, a couple of disadvantages to automatic layout. Without user ...

Karl-Friedrich Böhringer; Frances Newbery Paulisch

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Automatic Document Orientation Detection and Categorization through Document Vectorization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automatic Document Orientation Detection and Categorization through Document Vectorization Shijian, Kent Ridge, 117543 {lusj, tancl@comp.nus.edu.sg} ABSTRACT This paper presents an automatic orientation carry out orientation detection and cate- gorization through document vectorization, which encodes

Tan, Chew Lim

173

Automatic tagging by exploring tag information capability and correlation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic tagging can automatically label images and videos with semantic tags to significantly facilitate multimedia search and organization. However, most of existing tagging algorithms often don't differentiate between tags used to describe visual ... Keywords: automatic tagging, information capability, set correlation

Xiaoming Zhang; Zi Huang; Heng Tao Shen; Yang Yang; Zhoujun Li

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Extending Metadata Definitions by Automatically Extracting and Organizing Glossary Definitions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Metadata descriptions of database contents are required to build and use systems that access and deliver data in response to user requests. When numerous heterogeneous databases are brought together in a single system, their various metadata formalizations must be homogenized and integrated in order to support the access planning and delivery system. This integration is a tedious process that requires human expertise and attention. In this paper we describe a method of speeding up the formalization and integration of new metadata. The method takes advantage of the fact that databases are often described in web pages containing natural language glossaries that define pertinent aspects of the data. Given a root URL, our method identifies likely glossaries, extracts and formalizes aspects of relevant concepts defined in them, and automatically integrates the new formalized metadata concepts into a large model of the domain and associated conceptualizations.

Eduard Hovy; Andrew Philpot; Judith Klavans; Ulrich Germann; Peter Davis; Samuel Popper

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Automatic detection of sweep-meshable volumes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of and software for automatically determining whether a mesh can be generated by sweeping for a representation of a geometric solid comprising: classifying surface mesh schemes for surfaces of the representation locally using surface vertex types; grouping mappable and submappable surfaces of the representation into chains; computing volume edge types for the representation; recursively traversing surfaces of the representation and grouping the surfaces into source, target, and linking surface lists; and checking traversal direction when traversing onto linking surfaces.

Tautges; Timothy J. (Madison, WI), White; David R. (Pittsburgh, PA)

2006-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

176

Automatic targeting of plasma spray gun  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A means for monitoring the material portion in the flame of a plasma spray gun during spraying operations is provided. A collimated detector, sensitive to certain wavelengths of light emission, is used to locate the centroid of the material with each pass of the gun. The response from the detector is then relayed to the gun controller to be used to automatically realign the gun.

Abbatiello, Leonard A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Neal, Richard E. (Heiskell, TN)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Requirements for Automatically Generating Multi-Modal Interfaces for Complex Appliances  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Several industrial and academic research groups are working to simplify the control of appliances and services by creating a truly universal remote control. Unlike the preprogrammed remote controls available today, these new controllers download a specification from the appliance or service and use it to automatically generate a remote control interface. This promises to be a useful approach because the specification can be made detailed enough to generate both speech and graphical interfaces. Unfortunately, generating good user interfaces can be difficult. Based on user studies and prototype implementations, this paper presents a set of requirements that we have found are needed for automatic interface generation systems to create high-quality user interfaces.

Jeffrey Nichols; Brad Myers; Thomas K. Harris; Roni Rosenfeld; Stefanie Shriver

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

CERTS 2012 Program Review - Automatic Reliability Reports (ARR) Research & Implementation - Carlos Martinez, ASR Inc.  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Reliability Reports (ARR) Reliability Reports (ARR) Grid Reliability Performance Metrics Using Model-Less Algorithms Prototype Development and Field Demonstration at MISO Carlos Martinez - Advanced Systems Researchers (ASR) June 12-13, 2012 Washington, D.C. FY12 DOE/NETL Transmission Reliability R&D Internal Program Review Page 0 Presentation Outline  Automatic Reliability Reports (ARR) Background  Grid Reliability Metrics Prototype Objectives  Technical Accomplishments during FY2012 and Next Action Items  Risk Factors Affecting Timely Completion  Follow up Work for FY13  Overview of prototype at MISO: Architecture, Grid Monitoring Visualization and Grid Reliability Tracking Grid Automatic Reliability Report (GARR) Page 1 Automatic Reliability Reports (ARR)

179

Automatic feature detection and identification in digital point-ordered signals  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A computer-based automated method to detect and identify features in digital point-ordered signals. The method is used for processing of non-destructive test signals, such as eddy current signals obtained from calibration standards. The signals are first automatically processed to remove noise and to determine a baseline. Next, features are detected in the signals using mathematical morphology filters. Finally, verification of the features is made using an expert system of pattern recognition methods and geometric criteria. The method has the advantage that standard features can be located without prior knowledge of the number or sequence of the features. Further advantages are that standard features can be differentiated from irrelevant signals features such as noise, and detected features are automatically verified by parameters extracted from the signals. The method proceeds fully automatically without initial operator set-up and without subjective operator feature judgment.

Oppenlander, J.E.; Loomis, K.C.; Brudnoy, D.M.; Levy, A.J.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

180

Proposal for an automatic cleaning robot operating in conjunction with the usage status of electrical appliances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a human-friendly cleaning robot system for the domestic ubiquitous environment. Though conventional automatic cleaning robots already exist, these robots do not work in sync with humans. These robots' cleaning operations often ... Keywords: home application, mobile robot, ubiquitous and pervasive computing

Akihiro Miura; Shigeo Kaneda; Hirohide Haga

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Automatic classification of auditory brainstem responses using SVM-based feature selection algorithm for threshold detection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel system for automatic recognition of auditory brainstem responses (ABR) to detect hearing threshold. ABR is an important potential signal for determining objective audiograms. Its detection is usually performed by medical experts ... Keywords: Auditory evoked potentials, Feature selection, Support vector machines

Nurettin Ac?r; Özcan Özdamar; Cüneyt Güzeli?

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

A Perspective on Radio-Frequency Exposure Associated With Residential Automatic Meter Reading Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is rapidly expanding to improve the service quality and efficiency of our electrical power systems. This short paper focuses on questions that have arisen with regard to residential radio-frequency exposure from Automatic Meter Reading technology (or the use of so-called Smart Meters), a component of AMI, which over time is replacing conventional electrical meters.

2010-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

183

Automatic solar feature detection using image processing and pattern recognition techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of the research in this dissertation is to develop a software system to automatically detect and characterize solar flares, filaments and Corona Mass Ejections (CMEs), the core of so-called solar activity. These tools will assist us to ...

Ming Qu / Frank Y. Shih; Haimin Wang

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Investigating acoustic cues in automatic detection of learners' emotion from auto tutor  

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This study investigates the emotion-discriminant ability of acoustic cues from speech collected in the automatic computer tutoring system named as Auto Tutor. The purpose of this study is to examine the acoustic cues for emotion detection of the speech ... Keywords: acoustic features, auto tutor, emotion detection, humancomputer interaction, speech

Rui Sun; Elliot Moore

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Automatic planning tool for deployment of indoor wireless local area networks  

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This paper presents an automatic planning software tool for indoor wireless networks. As a consequence of increasing number of wireless interface based systems, automation of deployments becomes actually relevant. There are a lot of parameters that influences ... Keywords: algorithms, network planning, wireless LAN

Mariano Molina García; Alfonso Fernandez-Durán; José I. Alonso

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Automatic Generation of Symbolic Reliability Functions for Processor-Memory-Switch Structures  

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Calculation of the reliability of computer system architectures with built-in redundancy, such as multiprocessors, is gaining in importance. The task of computing the reliability function for arbitrary Processor-Memory-Switch (PMS) interconnection structures, ... Keywords: symbolic hard-failure reliability functions, Automatic generation of symbolic reliability functions, processor-memory-switch (PMS) structures, reliability computation program

V. Kini; D. P. Siewiorek

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

An Automatic Load Sharing Approach for a DFIG Based Wind Generator in a Microgrid  

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An Automatic Load Sharing Approach for a DFIG Based Wind Generator in a Microgrid M. A. Barik and H.ravishankar@unsw.edu.au Abstract--The aim of this paper is to manage the load variation of a microgrid by controlling the wind by simulating a benchmark microgrid test system. Simulation results show that the proposed control scheme

Pota, Himanshu Roy

188

Towards an Automatic Metadata Management Framework for Smart Oil Charalampos Chelmis1  

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of the oil exploration process in the oil industry. Our system is capable of annotating models and images. Introduction Oil and gas organizations are in continuous pressure to investigate and employ innovativeTowards an Automatic Metadata Management Framework for Smart Oil Fields Charalampos Chelmis1 , Jing

Prasanna, Viktor K.

189

Automatic detection and diagnosis of problems in drilling geothermal wells  

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Sandia National Laboratories and Tracor Applied Sciences have developed a proof-of-concept Expert System for the automatic detection and diagnosis of several important problems in geothermal drilling. The system is designed to detect loss of circulation, influx, loss of pump efficiency, and sensor problems. Data from flow sensors (including the rolling float meter), the pump stroke counter and other sensors are processed and examined for deviations from expected patterns. The deviations from expected patterns. The deviations are transformed into evidence for a Bayesian Network (a probabilistic reasoning tool), which estimates the probability of each fault. The results are displayed by a Graphical User Interface, which also allows the user to see data related to a specific fault. The prototype was tested on real data, and successfully detected and diagnosed faults.

Harmse, J.E.; Wallace, R.D.; Mansure, A.J.; Glowka, D.A.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Automatic Continuous Commissioning of Measurement Instruments in Air Handling Units  

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This paper presents a robust strategy based on a condition-based adaptive statistical method for automatic commissioning of measurement instruments typically employed in air-handling units (AHU). The multivariate statistic method, principal component analysis (PCA), is adopted and modified to monitor the air handling process. Two PCA models are built corresponding to the heat balance and pressure-flow balance of the air-handling process. Sensor faults can be detected and isolated using the Q-statistic and the Q-contribution plot. The fault isolation ability against typical component faults is improved using knowledge-based analysis. A novel condition-based adaptive scheme is developed to update the PCA models with the operation conditions for continuous online application. A commissioning tool is developed to implement the strategy. Simulation tests and field tests in a building in Hong Kong were conducted to validate the automatic commissioning strategy for typical AHU. The integration of the tool with a building management system (BMS) and its application is demonstrated.

Xiao, F.; Wang, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Automatic differentiation of advanced CFD codes for multidisciplinary design  

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Automated multidisciplinary design of aircraft and other flight vehicles requires the optimization of complex performance objectives with respect to a number of design parameters and constraints. The effect of these independent design variables on the system performance criteria can be quantified in terms of sensitivity derivatives which must be calculated and propagated by the individual discipline simulation codes. Typical advanced CFD analysis codes do not provide such derivatives as part of a flow solution; these derivatives are very expensive to obtain by divided (finite) differences from perturbed solutions. It is shown here that sensitivity derivatives can be obtained accurately and efficiently using the ADIFOR source translator for automatic differentiation. In particular, it is demonstrated that the 3-D, thin-layer Navier-Stokes, multigrid flow solver called TLNS3D is amenable to automatic differentiation in the forward mode even with its implicit iterative solution algorithm and complex turbulence modeling. It is significant that using computational differentiation, consistent discrete nongeometric sensitivity derivatives have been obtained from an aerodynamic 3-D CFD code in a relatively short time, e.g. O(man-week) not O(man-year).

Bischof, C.; Corliss, G.; Griewank, A. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Green, L.; Haigler, K.; Newman, P. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA (United States). Langley Research Center)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Automatic differentiation of advanced CFD codes for multidisciplinary design  

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Automated multidisciplinary design of aircraft and other flight vehicles requires the optimization of complex performance objectives with respect to a number of design parameters and constraints. The effect of these independent design variables on the system performance criteria can be quantified in terms of sensitivity derivatives which must be calculated and propagated by the individual discipline simulation codes. Typical advanced CFD analysis codes do not provide such derivatives as part of a flow solution; these derivatives are very expensive to obtain by divided (finite) differences from perturbed solutions. It is shown here that sensitivity derivatives can be obtained accurately and efficiently using the ADIFOR source translator for automatic differentiation. In particular, it is demonstrated that the 3-D, thin-layer Navier-Stokes, multigrid flow solver called TLNS3D is amenable to automatic differentiation in the forward mode even with its implicit iterative solution algorithm and complex turbulence modeling. It is significant that using computational differentiation, consistent discrete nongeometric sensitivity derivatives have been obtained from an aerodynamic 3-D CFD code in a relatively short time, e.g. O(man-week) not O(man-year).

Bischof, C.; Corliss, G.; Griewank, A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Green, L.; Haigler, K.; Newman, P. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA (United States). Langley Research Center

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

193

Automatic tuning of agent-based models using genetic algorithms  

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When developping multi-agent systems (MAS) or models in the context of agent-based simulation (ABS), the tuning of the model constitutes a crucial step of the design process. Indeed, agent-based models are generally characterized by lots of parameters, which together determine the global dynamics of the system. Moreover, small changes made to a single parameter sometimes lead to a radical modification of the dynamics of the whole system. The development and the parameter setting of an agent-based model can thus become long and tedious if we have no accurate, automatic and systematic strategy to explore this parameter space. That’s the development of such a strategy that we work on, suggesting the use of genetic algorithms. The idea is to capture in the fitness function the goal of the design process (efficiency for MAS that realize a given function, realism for agent-based models, etc.) and to make the model automatically evolve in that direction. However the use of genetic algorithms (GA) in the context of ABS raises specific difficulties that we develop in this article, explaining possible solutions and illustrating them on a simple and well-known model: the food-foraging by a colony of ants. We apply the method to a more complex example. We work on the simulation of the glycolysis and the phosphotranferase systems in Escherichia coli. In this work, we are interested in testing the hypothesis of hyperstructures, which are believed to improve the behavior of a cell. We try to determine under what conditions this may be true, and how these hyperstructures may function. 1

Benoît Calvez; Guillaume Hutzler

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Sensor-based navigation of a mobile robot using automatically constructed fuzzy rules  

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A system for automatic generation of fuzzy rules is proposed which is based on a new approach, called ``Fuzzy Behaviorist,`` and on its associated formalism for rule base development in behavior-based robot control systems. The automated generator of fuzzy rules automatically constructs the set of rules and the associated membership functions that implement reasoning schemes that have been expressed in qualitative terms. The system also checks for completeness of the rule base and independence and/or redundancy of the rules to ensure that the requirements of the formalism are satisfied. Examples of the automatic generation of fuzzy rules for cases involving suppression and/or inhibition of fuzzy behaviors are given and discussed. Experimental results obtained with the automated fuzzy rule generator applied to the domain of sensor-based navigation in a priori unknown environments using one of our autonomous test-bed robots are then presented and discussed to illustrate the feasibility of large-scale automatic fuzzy rule generation using our proposed ``Fuzzy Behaviorist`` approach.

Watanabe, Y.; Pin, F.G.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Janus: Automatic Ontology Builder from XSD Files  

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The construction of a reference ontology for a large domain still remains an hard human task. The process is sometimes assisted by software tools that facilitate the information extraction from a textual corpus. Despite of the great use of XML Schema files on the internet and especially in the B2B domain, tools that offer a complete semantic analysis of XML schemas are really rare. In this paper we introduce Janus, a tool for automatically building a reference knowledge base starting from XML Schema files. Janus also provides different useful views to simplify B2B application integration.

Bedini, Ivan; Gardarin, Georges

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Automatic Detection of Omissions in Translations  

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ADOMIT is an algorithm for Automatic Detection of OMissions in Translations. The algorithm relies solely on geometric analysis of bitext maps and uses no linguistic informatlon. This property allows it to deal equally well with omissions that do not correspond to linguistic units, such as might resuit fi'om word-processing mishaps. ADOMIT has proven itself by discovering many errors in a handconstructed gold standard for evaluating bitext mapping algorithms. Quantitative evaluation on simulated omissions showed that, even with today's poor bitext mapping technology, ADOMIT is a valuable quality control tool for translators and translation bureaus.

I. Dan Melamed

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Smallscale and automatable highthroughput compositional analysis of biomass  

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Small-Scale Small-Scale and Automatable High-Throughput Compositional Analysis of Biomass Jaclyn D. DeMartini, Michael H. Studer, Charles E. Wyman Center for Environmental Research and Technology, Bourns College of Engineering, University of California Riverside, 1084 Columbia Avenue, Riverside, California 92507; telephone: 951-781-5703; fax: 951-781-5790; e-mail: charles.wyman@ucr.edu Received 26 May 2010; revision received 26 August 2010; accepted 3 September 2010 Published online 9 September 2010 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI 10.1002/bit.22937 ABSTRACT: Conventional wet chemistry methods to deter- mine biomass composition are labor- and time-intensive and require larger amounts of biomass (300 mg) than is often available. To overcome these limitations and to sup- port a high-throughput pretreatment and hydrolysis (HTPH) screening system,

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DSOPilot project Automatic receipt of short circuiting indicators...  

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Project Name DSOPilot project Automatic receipt of short circuiting indicators Country Denmark Coordinates 56.26392, 9.501785 Loading map... "minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"...

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Building Energy Models Can Be Automatically Adjusted To Fit Data  

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EETD Safety Program Development Contact Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Building Energy Models Can Be Automatically Adjusted To Fit Data Speaker(s): Douglas Black Nathan...

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Automatic computation for optimum height planning of apartment buildings to improve solar access  

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The objective of this study is to suggest a mathematical model and an optimal algorithm for determining the height of apartment buildings to satisfy the solar rights of survey buildings or survey housing units. The objective is also to develop an automatic computation model for the optimum height of apartment buildings and then to clarify the performance and expected effects. To accomplish the objective of this study, the following procedures were followed: (1) The necessity of the height planning of obstruction buildings to satisfy the solar rights of survey buildings or survey housing units is demonstrated by analyzing through a literature review the recent trend of disputes related to solar rights and to examining the social requirements in terms of solar rights. In addition, the necessity of the automatic computation system for height planning of apartment buildings is demonstrated and a suitable analysis method for this system is chosen by investigating the characteristics of analysis methods for solar rights assessment. (2) A case study on the process of height planning of apartment buildings will be briefly described and the problems occurring in this process will then be examined carefully. (3) To develop an automatic computation model for height planning of apartment buildings, geometrical elements forming apartment buildings are defined by analyzing the geometrical characteristics of apartment buildings. In addition, design factors and regulations required in height planning of apartment buildings are investigated. Based on this knowledge, the methodology and mathematical algorithm to adjust the height of apartment buildings by automatic computation are suggested and probable problems and the ways to resolve these problems are discussed. Finally, the methodology and algorithm for the optimization are suggested. (4) Based on the suggested methodology and mathematical algorithm, the automatic computation model for optimum height of apartment buildings is developed and the developed system is verified through the application of some cases. The effects of the suggested model are then demonstrated quantitatively and qualitatively. (author)

Seong, Yoon-Bok [Department of Architecture, Graduate School, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Yong-Yee [Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, Kunsan National University, Kunsan (Korea, Republic of); Seok, Ho-Tae [ArchiPro Construction, 1520 S. Alameda Street, Compton, CA 90221 (United States); Choi, Jeong-Min [School of Architecture, Changwon National University, Changwon (Korea, Republic of); Yeo, Myoung-Souk; Kim, Kwang-Woo [Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic generation of executable communication specifications from parallel applications  

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Portable parallel benchmarks are widely used and highly effective for (a) the evaluation, analysis and procurement of high-performance computing (HPC) systems and (b) quantifying the potential benefits of porting applications for new hardware platforms. Yet, past techniques to synthetically parameterized hand-coded HPC benchmarks prove insufficient for today's rapidly-evolving scientific codes particularly when subject to multi-scale science modeling or when utilizing domain-specific libraries. To address these problems, this work contributes novel methods to automatically generate highly portable and customizable communication benchmarks from HPC applications. We utilize ScalaTrace, a lossless, yet scalable, parallel application tracing framework to collect selected aspects of the run-time behavior of HPC applications, including communication operations and execution time, while abstracting away the details of the computation proper. We subsequently generate benchmarks with identical run-time behavior from the collected traces. A unique feature of our approach is that we generate benchmarks in CONCEPTUAL, a domain-specific language that enables the expression of sophisticated communication patterns using a rich and easily understandable grammar yet compiles to ordinary C + MPI. Experimental results demonstrate that the generated benchmarks are able to preserve the run-time behavior - including both the communication pattern and the execution time - of the original applications. Such automated benchmark generation is particularly valuable for proprietary, export-controlled, or classified application codes: when supplied to a third party. Our auto-generated benchmarks ensure performance fidelity but without the risks associated with releasing the original code. This ability to automatically generate performance-accurate benchmarks from parallel applications is novel and without any precedence, to our knowledge.

Pakin, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wu, Xing [NCSU; Mueller, Frank [NCSU

2011-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

202

Automatic tuning for linearly tunable filter  

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A new tuning scheme for linearly tunable high-Q filters is proposed. The tuning method is based on using the phase information for both frequency and Q factor tuning. There is no need to find out the relationship between a filter's passband magnitude and Q. A gm-C biquadratic filter is designed to demonstrate the proposed tuning circuitry. The project includes a phase locked loop (PLL) based frequency tuning loop, reference clock generator, and differential difference amplifier (DDA) for dealing with frequency and Q factor tuning loop and linearly tunable second order gm-C bandpass filter. Simulation results for a 10 MHz prototype filter using AMI 0.5?m process is presented. The chip testing results show that the automatic frequency tuning error is 2.5% for the 10 MHz case.

Huang, Sung-Ling

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

An automatic analysis of Norwegian compounds  

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Introduction The University of Oslo is currently developing an automatic morphosyntactic tagger for Norwegian. 2 A very important module is one which can analyse compounds. Compounding is extremely productive in Norwegian, and it is futile to ever hope for a lexicon (dictionary) that will contain all or even most of the compounds that occr in actual texts. Since the tagger we are developing is based on the possibility of recognising words by the help of a lexicon, it is of great importance to have a module that recognises new compounds. According to Munthe (1972), 10.4 per cent of all words in running text are compounds. Any text sample will contain a greatnumber of compounds. This statistics is true even for small samples. I took an arbitrary 440-word article from the newspaper Aftenposten from September this year, Full penhet om passunion (Full openness on passport union), and I quickly counted 47 compounds. Many of them a

Janne Bondi Johannessen; Helge Hauglin

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Automatic registration of serial mammary gland sections  

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We present two new methods for automatic registration of microscope images of consecutive tissue sections. They represent two possibilities for the first step in the 3-D reconstruction of histological structures from serially sectioned tissue blocks. The goal is to accurately align the sections in order to place every relevant shape contained in each image in front of its corresponding shape in the following section before detecting the structures of interest and rendering them in 3D. This is accomplished by finding the best rigid body transformation (translation and rotation) of the image being registered by maximizing a matching function based on the image content correlation. The first method makes use of the entire image information, whereas the second one uses only the information located at specific sites, as determined by the segmentation of the most relevant tissue structures. To reduce computing time, we use a multiresolution pyramidal approach that reaches the best registration transformation in increasing resolution steps. In each step, a subsampled version of the images is used. Both methods rely on a binary image which is a thresholded version of the Sobel gradients of the image (first method) or a set of boundaries manually or automatically obtained that define important histological structures of the sections. Then distance-transform of the binary image is computed. A proximity function is then calculated between the distance image of the image being registered and that of the reference image. The transformation providing a maximum of the proximity function is then used as the starting point of the following step. This is iterated until the registration error lies below a minimum value.

Arganda-Carreras, Ignacio; Fernandez-Gonzalez, Rodrigo; Ortiz-de-Solorzano, Carlos

2004-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

205

Automatic Image Orientation Determination with Natural Image Statistics  

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Automatic Image Orientation Determination with Natural Image Statistics Siwei Lyu Dept. of Computer a new method for automatically determining image orientations. This method is based on a set of natural image statistics collected from a multi- scale multi-orientation image decomposition (e.g., wavelets

Lyu, Siwei

206

A verification framework for hybrid systems  

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Combining; discrete state transitions with differential equations, Hybrid system models provide an expressive formalism for describing software systems that interact with a physical environment. Automatically checking ...

Mitra, Sayan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

MCS researchers coedit proceedings on automatic differentiation | Argonne  

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MCS researchers coedit proceedings on automatic differentiation MCS researchers coedit proceedings on automatic differentiation July 22, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint The fundamental goal behind differentiating numerical computations is to be able to generate - ideally automatically - efficient derivative code for models implemented as computer programs. Achieving this goal in practice has proved challenging, especially for numerical models on parallel architectures. To track the progress in addressing the challenges, and to present the state of the art in automatic differentiation (AD), every four years the scientific community holds a conference focusing on AD applications in science and engineering, its theory, and the development of compiler-based tools and web-based differentiation services. The Sixth International Conference on Automatic Differentiation (AD2012) held in Fort Collins,

208

Knowledge representations for the automatic generation of numerical simulators for PDEs  

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In this paper we describe an automatic programming (AP) system which generates numerical discretization schemes for partial differential equation (PDE) problems. This system is based on the observation that a wide variety of discretization schemes can be mechanically produced by computing surface integrals of spacetime currents. However, surface integration is difficult to carry out using conventional vector calculus. For this reason, the system is structured to include the differential geometry formalisms which make high dimensional surface integration simple. The differential geometry formalisms have also simplified the representation of continuous physics problems and increased the domain of applicability of the system. 10 refs., 1 fig., 3 tabs.

Balaban, D.; Garbarini, J.; Greiman, W.; Durst, M. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA); Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (USA); Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA))

1989-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

209

Semi-Automatic Distribution Pattern Modeling of Web Service Compositions using Semantics  

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Enterprise systems are frequently built by combining a number of discrete Web services together, a process termed composition. There are a number of architectural configurations or distribution patterns, which express how a composed system is to be deployed. Previously, we presented a Model Driven Architecture using UML 2.0, which took existing service interfaces as its input and generated an executable Web service composition, guided by a distribution pattern model. In this paper, we propose using Web service semantic descriptions in addition to Web service interfaces, to assist in the semi-automatic generation of the distribution pattern model. Web services described using semantic languages, such as OWL-S, can be automatically assessed for compatibility and their input and output messages can be mapped to each other. 1.

Ronan Barrett

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Automatic target recognition apparatus and method  

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An automatic target recognition apparatus (10) is provided, having a video camera/digitizer (12) for producing a digitized image signal (20) representing an image containing therein objects which objects are to be recognized if they meet predefined criteria. The digitized image signal (20) is processed within a video analysis subroutine (22) residing in a computer (14) in a plurality of parallel analysis chains such that the objects are presumed to be lighter in shading than the background in the image in three of the chains and further such that the objects are presumed to be darker than the background in the other three chains. In two of the chains the objects are defined by surface texture analysis using texture filter operations. In another two of the chains the objects are defined by background subtraction operations. In yet another two of the chains the objects are defined by edge enhancement processes. In each of the analysis chains a calculation operation independently determines an error factor relating to the probability that the objects are of the type which should be recognized, and a probability calculation operation combines the results of the analysis chains.

Baumgart, Chris W. (Santa Fe, NM); Ciarcia, Christopher A. (Los Alamos, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Automatic generation of random self-checking test cases  

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A technique of automatically generating random software test cases is described. The nature of such test cases ensures that they will execute to completion, and their execution is predicted at the time of generation. Wherever possible the test cases ...

D. L. Bird; C. U. Munoz

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Automatic Clouds Observation Improved by an Artificial Neural Network  

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This paper refers to a project aimed at building a device able to generate fully automatic meteorological weather reports (METAR) during the night at Swiss airports. Such reports include the description of sky conditions, namely, the heights and ...

Frédéric Aviolat; Thierry Cornu; Daniel Cattani

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Testing a Procedure for Automatic Classification of Hydrometeor Types  

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Examples of automatic interpretation of polarimetric measurements made with an algorithm that classifies precipitation, from an Oklahoma squall line and a Florida airmass storm are presented. Developed in this paper are sensitivity tests of this ...

Dus?an S. Zrni?; Alexander Ryzhkov; Jerry Straka; Yidi Liu; J. Vivekanandan

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Disable Automatic Login, Cyber Security, Information Technology Division,  

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Disable Automatic Login Disable Automatic Login Automatic Login MUST be disabled... Follow the steps below to verify that auto login is disabled. Verify Security Settings Select Personal Section: Click Make sure the following required boxes are checked. - Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver - Disable automatic login If so, close panel. If not, continue... Note: Mac users should have the panel locked at all times. Click the lock image to lock the panel if its open to prevent further changes. To unlock the above panel, click the lock image to bring up the login box. Insert your username & password, click . You should now be able to make changes to the panel.

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Automatic Lighting Shutoff for Tenant Spaces - Code Notes | Building Energy  

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Automatic Lighting Shutoff for Tenant Spaces - Code Notes Automatic Lighting Shutoff for Tenant Spaces - Code Notes Automatic shutoff capability for all interior building lighting (with exceptions) is required by ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 (as well as previous versions back to 1999) and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (including versions back to 2003) for buildings over 5,000ft2. Publication Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011 cn_automatic_lighting_shutoff_for_tenant_spaces.pdf Document Details Document Number: PNNL-SA-66719 Prepared by: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program Focus: Compliance Building Type: Commercial Code Referenced: ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 2009 IECC Document type: Code Notes Target Audience: Architect/Designer Builder Code Official

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Automatic Monitoring of the Amount of Deposited Precipitation  

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An automatic device for measurement of the amount (weight) of deposited precipitation developed at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, is described. Examples of measurements of various types of ...

J. Fišák; J. Chum; J. Vojta; K. Bart??ková

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Adaptive control of hydraulic shift actuation in an automatic transmission  

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A low-order dynamic model of a clutch for hydraulic control in an automatic transmission is developed by separating dynamics of the shift into four regions based on clutch piston position. The first three regions of the ...

Thornton, Sarah Marie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Automatic differentiation for optimum design, applied to sonic boom reduction  

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We propose a methodology for adjoint-based optimum design that combines hand-coding with Automatic Differentiation in the reverse mode, therefore managing to keep the memory cost acceptable. This methodology also involves improvements to the reverse ...

Laurent Hascoët; Mariano Vázquez; Alain Dervieux

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Automatic calibration of modulated fractional-N frequency synthesizers  

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The focus of this research has been the development of a low power, radio frequency transmitter architecture. Specifically, a technique for in service automatic calibration of a modulated phase locked loop (PLL) frequency ...

McMahill, Dan

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Reasoning about metamodeling with formal specifications and automatic proofs  

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Metamodeling is foundational to many modeling frameworks, and so it is important to formalize and reason about it. Ideally, correctness proofs and test-case generation on the metamodeling framework should be automatic. However, it has yet to be shown ...

Ethan K. Jackson; Tihamér Levendovszky; Daniel Balasubramanian

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatically Generating Wikipedia Articles: A Structure-Aware Approach  

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In this paper, we investigate an approach for creating a comprehensive textual overview of a subject composed of information drawn from the Internet. We use the high-level structure of human-authored texts to automatically ...

Sauper, Christina Joan

222

Automatic generation of random self-checking test cases  

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A technique of automatically generating random software test cases is described. The nature of such test cases ensures that they will execute to completion, and their execution is predicted at the time of generation. Wherever possible the test cases ...

D. L. Bird; C. U. Munoz

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Sleep musicalization: automatic music composition from sleep measurements  

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We introduce data musicalization as a novel approach to aid analysis and understanding of sleep measurement data. Data musicalization is the process of automatically composing novel music, with given data used to guide the process. We present Sleep Musicalization, ...

Aurora Tulilaulu; Joonas Paalasmaa; Mikko Waris; Hannu Toivonen

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Automatic Detection of Cloud Cover over the Baltic Sea  

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A simple detection method was proposed to increase the efficiency of automatic classification of a satellite image cell (clear/cloudy). A method is described on the basis of the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data, with a focus ...

Adam Kr??el; Marcin Paszkuta

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Re-examining automatic keyphrase extraction approaches in scientific articles  

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We tackle two major issues in automatic keyphrase extraction using scientific articles: candidate selection and feature engineering. To develop an efficient candidate selection method, we analyze the nature and variation of keyphrases and ...

Su Nam Kim; Min-Yen Kan

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Relative Performance of Automatic Rain Gauges under Different Rainfall Conditions  

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Six different types of automatic rain gauges, including tipping bucket, weighing, capacitance, optical, disdrometer, and acoustical sensors, were deployed for 17 months (September 1993–January 1995) at the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and ...

Jeffrey A. Nystuen

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel approach to automatic gazetteer generation using Wikipedia  

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Gazetteers or entity dictionaries are important knowledge resources for solving a wide range of NLP problems, such as entity extraction. We introduce a novel method to automatically generate gazetteers from seed lists using an external knowledge resource, ...

Ziqi Zhang; José Iria

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Automatic Tornado Prediction with an Improved Mesocyclone-Detection Algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new and improved algorithm for automatic mesocyclone detection is presented and tested on 23 mesocyclonic storms. A small false-alarm rate (4%) and high probability of detection (83%) are achieved for mesocyclone classification. A unique ...

Paul R. Desrochers; Ralph J. Donaldson Jr.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

ASAP: automatic semantics-aware analysis of network payloads  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic inspection of network payloads is a prerequisite for effective analysis of network communication. Security research has largely focused on network analysis using protocol specifications, for example for intrusion detection, fuzz testing and ...

Tammo Krueger; Nicole Krämer; Konrad Rieck

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Automatic test generation using genetically-engineered distinguishing sequences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A fault-oriented sequential circuit test generator is described in which various types of distinguishing sequences are derived, both statically and dynamically, to aid the test generation process. A two-phase algorithm is used during test generation. ... Keywords: DIGATE, automatic test generation, automatic testing, distinguishing sequence, fault diagnosis, fault effects, flip-flops, genetic algorithm, genetic algorithms, logic testing, sequences, sequential circuit, sequential circuits, two-phase algorithm

M. S. Hsiao; E. M. Rudnick; J. H. Patel

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Control circuit for automatic battery chargers  

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An improved battery charger apparatus having a control circuit providing different charging periods which are automatically correlated with the type of battery connected to the charge for charging the connected battery to a preselected full charge state. The apparatus has a charging circuit for charging the battery, a sensing circuit for sensing the state of the battery during charging thereof by the charging circuit and a circuit for determining first and second predetermined reference voltage/current states. The apparatus causes the charging of the battery at a preselected initial charging level for an initial time period and establishes a first finish time period. The apparatus further determines a first time at which the state of the battery reaches the first predetermined referenced voltage/current state during the initial time period, and causes the charging circuit to continue to charge the battery at a preselected first charging level after the determination of the first time for a first finish time period. The apparatus further establishes a second finish time period and determines a second time at which the state of the battery reaches the second predetermined referenced voltage/current state during the first finish time period. The apparatus terminates charging of the battery if the state of the battery does not reach the second predetermined referenced voltage/current state during the first finish time period, and causes the charging circuit to continue to charge the battery at a preselected second charging level after the determination of the second time for a second finish time period.

Lambert, F.J.; Bosack, D.J.; Johansen, D.K.

1984-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

232

Overcoming Visibility Issues in a Small-to-Medium Retailer Using Automatic Identification and Data Capture Technology: An Evolutionary Approach  

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In this paper, the authors the inventory control practices of a small-to-medium retailer to identify common challenges this type of organization experiences with respect to automated data capture ADC and the implementation of an enterprise wide information ... Keywords: Automatic Identification and Data Capture AIDC, Barcode, Business Process, Information Systems, Inventory Control, Radio-Frequency Identification RFID, Small-to-Medium Retailer

Dane Hamilton; Katina Michael; Samuel Fosso Wamba

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Semi-automatic system for ultrasonic measurement of texture  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A means and method are disclosed for ultrasonic measurement of texture nondestructively and efficiently. Texture characteristics are derived by transmitting ultrasound energy into the material, measuring the time it takes to be received by ultrasound receiving means, and calculating velocity of the ultrasound energy from the timed measurements. Textured characteristics can then be derived from the velocity calculations. One or more sets of ultrasound transmitters and receivers are utilized to derive velocity measurements in different angular orientations through the material and in different ultrasound modes. An ultrasound transmitter is utilized to direct ultrasound energy to the material and one or more ultrasound receivers are utilized to receive the same. The receivers are at a predetermined fixed distance from the transmitter. A control means is utilized to control transmission of the ultrasound, and a processing means derives timing, calculation of velocity and derivation of texture characteristics. 5 figures.

Thompson, R.B.; Wormley, S.J.

1991-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

234

Automatically Building a Stopword List for an Information Retrieval System  

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Lo,T.W.R. He,B. Ounis,I. Journal of Digital Information Management: special issue on the 5th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop (DIR'05).

Lo, T.W.R.; He, B.; Ounis, I.

235

Intelligent system for automatic feature detection and selection or identification  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A neural network uses a fuzzy membership function, the parameters of which are adaptive during the training process, to parameterize the interconnection weights between an (n{minus}1)`th layer and an n`th layer of the network. Each j`th node in each k`th layer of the network except the input layer produces its output value y{sub k,j} according to the function shown in Equation 1 where N{sub k{minus}1} is the number of nodes in layer k{minus}1, i indexes the nodes of layer k{minus}1 and all the w{sub k,i,j} are interconnection weights. The interconnection weights to all nodes j in the n`th layer are given by w{sub n,i,j}=w{sub n,j} (i, p{sub n,j,1}, . . . , p{sub n,j},p{sub n}). The apparatus is trained by setting values for at least one of the parameters p{sub n,j,1}, . . . , p{sub n,j},Pn. Preferably the number of parameters P{sub n} is less than the number of nodes N{sub n{minus}1} in layer n{minus}1. W{sub n,j} (i,p{sub n,j,1}, . . . , p{sub n,j},Pn) can be convex in i, and it can be bell-shaped. Sample functions for w{sub n,j} (i, p{sub n,j,1}, . . . , p{sub n,j},Pn) include Equation 2, shown in the patent. 8 figs.

Sun, C.T.; Shiang, P.S.; Jang, J.S.; Fu, C.Y.

1997-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent system for automatic feature detection and selection or identification  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A neural network uses a fuzzy membership function, the parameters of which are adaptive during the training process, to parameterize the interconnection weights between an (n-1)'th layer and an n'th layer of the network. Each j'th node in each k'th layer of the network except the input layer produces its output value y.sub.k,j according to the function ##EQU1## where N.sub.k-1 is the number of nodes in layer k-1, i indexes the nodes of layer k-1 and all the w.sub.k,i,j are interconnection weights. The interconnection weights to all nodes j in the n'th layer are given by w.sub.n,i,j =w.sub.n,j (i, p.sub.n,j,1, . . . , p.sub.n,j,p.sbsb.n). The apparatus is trained by setting values for at least one of the parameters p.sub.n,j,1, . . . , p.sub.n,j,Pn. Preferably the number of parameters P.sub.n is less than the number of nodes N.sub.n-1 in layer n-1. w.sub.n,j (i,p.sub.n,j,1, . . . , p.sub.n,j,Pn) can be convex in i, and it can be bell-shaped. Sample functions for w.sub.n,j (i, p.sub.n,j,1, . . . , p.sub.n,j,Pn) include ##EQU2##

Sun, Chuen-Tsai (Pao-Shan Shiang, TW); Jang, Jyh-Shing (Framingham, MA); Fu, Chi-Yung (San Francisco, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Automatic Generation Control (AGC) Alterations for Improved Control with Significant Wind Generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind power represents a significant fraction of the total generation capacity of the Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) system, and HELCO system operators have observed instances where the short-term variability of the existing wind generation has resulted in increased frequency fluctuations. The existing automatic generation control (AGC) system has sometimes exacerbated these frequency fluctuations. To deal with this problem, HELCO contracted with AREVA to implement functional changes to the existin...

2009-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

238

PeerPressure for Automatic Troubleshooting  

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this paper, we address the problem of misconfiguration troubleshooting. There are two essential goals in designing such a troubleshooting system: 1. Troubleshooting effectiveness: the system should effectively identify a small set of sick configuration candidates with a short response time; 2. Automation: the system should minimize the number of manual steps and the number of users involved

Helen Wang; John Platt; Yu Chen; Ruyun Zhang; Yu-Min Wang; Yi-min Wang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

AIMHelp: generating help for GUI applications automatically  

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Help systems are a requirement in most modern applications. However, current mainstream help systems can be improved to provide information that is more relevant and accurate. This paper introduces a new approach for help systems -- AIMHelp -- that can ... Keywords: automated help, context-sensitive help, dynamic help, explanation strategies, reflection

Yashasvi Appilla Chakravarthi; Christof Lutteroth; Gerald Weber

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Application of automatic differentiation for the simulation of nonisothermal, multiphase flow in geothermal reservoirs  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Simulation of nonisothermal, multiphase flow through fractured geothermal reservoirs involves the solution of a system of strongly nonlinear algebraic equations. The Newton-Raphson method used to solve such a nonlinear system of equations requires the evaluation of a Jacobian matrix. In this paper we discuss automatic differentiation (AD) as a method for analytically computing the Jacobian matrix of derivatives. Robustness and efficiency of the AD-generated derivative codes are compared with a conventional derivative computation approach based on first-order finite differences.

Kim, Jong G.; Finsterle, Stefan

2002-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic detection of dimension errors in spreadsheets  

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We present a reasoning system for inferring dimension information in spreadsheets. This system can be used to check the consistency of spreadsheet formulas and thus is able to detect errors in spreadsheets. Our approach is based on three static analysis ... Keywords: Dimension, Error detection, Inference rule, Spreadsheet, Static analysis, Unit of measurement

Chris Chambers; Martin Erwig

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

DSOPilot project Automatic receipt of short circuiting indicators (Smart  

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DSOPilot project Automatic receipt of short circuiting indicators (Smart DSOPilot project Automatic receipt of short circuiting indicators (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name DSOPilot project Automatic receipt of short circuiting indicators 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":""}]}

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Automatic Parallel Parking and Returning to Traffic Maneuvers  

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This video illustrates a control approach developed to perform parallel parking and returning to traffic maneuvers for a car capable of autonomous motion. The key idea is to carry out a motion control procedure involving a "Localization-Planning-Execution" cycle until a specified location of the car relative to its environment is reached. Range measurements are used to model environmental objects around the car. The automatic maneuvers developed are demonstrated on an experimental electric autonomous car in a usual traffic environment. 1 Introduction Many drivers have difficulties or make errors while parallel parking or in pulling out of a parking place. A control approach to automatic parallel parking and pulling out maneuvers has been developed and tested on an experimental electric car capable of autonomous motion. The manual car driving is supplemented with an automatic steering and velocity control [1]. The car is equiped with: (1) - a sensor unit to measure relative distances ...

Igor Paromtchik; Christian Laugier

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Automatic image alignment for 3d environment modeling  

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We describe an approach for automatically registering color images with 3D laser scanned models. We use the chisquare statistic to compare color images to polygonal models texture mapped with acquired laser reflectance values. In complicated scenes we find that the chi-square test is not robust enough to permit an automatic global registration approach. Therefore, we introduce two techniques for obtaining initial pose estimates that correspond to a coarse alignment of the data. The first method is based on rigidly attaching a camera to a laser scanner and the second utilizes object tracking to decouple these imaging devices. The pose estimates serve as an initial guess for our optimization method, which maximizes the chi-square statistic over a local space of transformations in order to automatically determine the proper alignment. 1.

Nathaniel Williams Kok-lim Low

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Program Your Thermostat for Automatic Savings | Department of Energy  

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Program Your Thermostat for Automatic Savings Program Your Thermostat for Automatic Savings Program Your Thermostat for Automatic Savings December 23, 2008 - 4:00am Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL Did you know that you can save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10°-15°F for eight hours? Sounds great, but I know when I'm rushing out the door, the last thing on my mind is turning down the thermostat. Luckily, programmable thermostats make it easy to save without much effort. In fact, once you get the thermostat installed and programmed to your schedule, you can stop thinking about it; your home is programmed to save. First, decide what to set your thermostat at when you are home and awake; 68°F is a good guideline in the winter. From there, program the thermostat

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CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY Automatic Graceful Degradation  

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identifies a heretofore-unknown problem in the system syn- thesis research space and explores solution love of learning into a roar- ing fire -- or at least gave me enough fuel to make it blaze

Koopman, Philip

247

The development of the AMI system for the transcription of speech in meetings  

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The automatic processing of speech collected in conference style meetings has attracted considerable interest with several large scale projects devoted to this area. This paper describes the development of a baseline automatic speech transcription system ...

Thomas Hain; Lukas Burget; John Dines; Iain McCowan; Giulia Garau; Martin Karafiat; Mike Lincoln; Darren Moore; Vincent Wan; Roeland Ordelman; Steve Renals

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Automatic control and management of electrostatic precipitator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The efficient operation of an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) in practice depends upon many variables, such as charging method, particle size, gas flow, temperature, dust resistivity, etc. With the air pollution control requirements becoming increasingly stringent, it is essential to closely monitor and accurately control the key parameters of an ESP control system. The efficient functioning of an ESP normally means minimizing power consumption and maximizing dust collection. Several control strategies can be adopted to meet this broad requirement. In this paper, a distributed control technique of an ESP, which uses the actual dust emission and boiler load as feedback inputs has been explained. The Electrostatic Precipitator Management System, which is a system designed by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Hyderabad, India, to meet the above control strategies using the distributed architecture to achieve efficient ESP operation is also described.

Durga Prasad, N.V.P.R.; Lakshminarayana, T.; Narasimham, J.R.K.; Verman, T.M.; Krishnam Raju, C.S.R. [Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Hyderabad (India). Programmable Control Systems Lab.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Automatic generation of stop word lists for information retrieval and analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and systems for automatically generating lists of stop words for information retrieval and analysis. Generation of the stop words can include providing a corpus of documents and a plurality of keywords. From the corpus of documents, a term list of all terms is constructed and both a keyword adjacency frequency and a keyword frequency are determined. If a ratio of the keyword adjacency frequency to the keyword frequency for a particular term on the term list is less than a predetermined value, then that term is excluded from the term list. The resulting term list is truncated based on predetermined criteria to form a stop word list.

Rose, Stuart J

2013-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

250

Method of automatic measurement and focus of an electron beam and apparatus therefor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electron beam focusing system, including a plural slit-type Faraday beam trap, for measuring the diameter of an electron beam and automatically focusing the beam for welding. Beam size is determined from profiles of the current measured as the beam is swept over at least two narrow slits of the beam trap. An automated procedure changes the focus coil current until the focal point location is just below a workpiece surface. A parabolic equation is fitted to the calculated beam sizes from which optimal focus coil current and optimal beam diameter are determined.

Giedt, Warren H. (San Jose, CA); Campiotti, Richard (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Method of automatic measurement and focus of an electron beam and apparatus therefore  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electron beam focusing system, including a plural slit-type Faraday beam trap, for measuring the diameter of an electron beam and automatically focusing the beam for welding is disclosed. Beam size is determined from profiles of the current measured as the beam is swept over at least two narrow slits of the beam trap. An automated procedure changes the focus coil current until the focal point location is just below a workpiece surface. A parabolic equation is fitted to the calculated beam sizes from which optimal focus coil current and optimal beam diameter are determined. 12 figs.

Giedt, W.H.; Campiotti, R.

1996-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

252

Prototype geothermal power plant summary of operation for automatic-run test phase  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Prototype Power Plant was built to demonstrate and learn the operation of a binary power cycle, and then serve as a test bed for pilot scale components, systems, and/or concepts that have the potential for enhancing the feasibility of power generation from a moderate temperature geothermal fluid resource. The operation to date of the prototype plant is summarized with primary emphasis on the automatic-run phase, during which the plant was operated over a five-month period with minimal operator surveillance.

Mines, G.L.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Automatic Table Ground Truth Generation and a Background-Analysis-Based Table Structure Extraction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we first describe an automatic table ground truth generation system which can efficiently generate a large amount of accurate table ground truth suitable for the development of table detection algorithms. Then a novel background-analysis-based, coarse-to-fine table identification algorithm and an X-Y cut table decomposition algorithm are described. We discuss an experimental protocol to evaluate the table detection algorithms. For a total of having vin table entities and a total cell entities, our table detection algorithm takes line, word segmentation results as input and obtains around cell correct detection rates.

Yalin Wang; Ihsin T. Phillips; Robert Haralick

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Automatic blood sampling in dairy cows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Loose housing systems for dairy cows are becoming increasingly common, raising new questions in the area of animal health and welfare. Some of these questions can be addressed by studying the variation in blood parameters, such as glucocortistioids. ... Keywords: Blood, Dairy cows, IceSampler, Sampling, Stress

Anders Fønss; Lene Munksgaard

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

First step towards automatic correction of firewall policy faults  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Firewalls are critical components of network security and have been widely deployed for protecting private networks. A firewall determines whether to accept or discard a packet that passes through it based on its policy. However, most real-life firewalls ... Keywords: Automatic fault fixing, firewall faults, firewall policy

Fei Chen; Alex X. Liu; Jeehyun Hwang; Tao Xie

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

A survey on guiding logic for automatic user interface generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobile devices and other computationally-capable artifacts are presenting new ways in which to interact with our applications and data. However, to do so effectively requires user interfaces that are optimized for the target platform. Designing such ... Keywords: adaptation, automatic user interface generation

Gaurav Dubey

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Real-time automatic insertion of accents in French text  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic Accent Insertion (AAI) is the problem of re-inserting accents (diacritics) into a text where they are missing. Unaccented French texts are still quite common in electronic media, as a result of a long history of character encoding problems ...

Michel Simard; Alexandre Deslauriers

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Automatic recommendation of classification algorithms based on data set characteristics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Choosing appropriate classification algorithms for a given data set is very important and useful in practice but also is full of challenges. In this paper, a method of recommending classification algorithms is proposed. Firstly the feature vectors of ... Keywords: Algorithm performance, Classification, Classification algorithm automatic recommendation, Data set characteristics extraction, k-Nearest Neighbors

Qinbao Song; Guangtao Wang; Chao Wang

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Finding the storyteller: automatic spoiler tagging using linguistic cues  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Given a movie comment, does it contain a spoiler? A spoiler is a comment that, when disclosed, would ruin a surprise or reveal an important plot detail. We study automatic methods to detect comments and reviews that contain spoilers and apply them to ...

Sheng Guo; Naren Ramakrishnan

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Automatic Generation of Tcl Bindings for C and C++ Libraries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automatic Generation of Tcl Bindings for C and C++ Libraries Wolfgang Heidrich Computer Graphics@informatik.uni-erlangen.de Abstract In the past few years Tcl has found widespread in- terest as a extensible scripting language. Numerous Tcl interfaces for a variety of C libraries have been created. While most of these language

Heidrich, Wolfgang

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Automatic Differentiation of Codes in Nuclear Engineering Applications  

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automatic differentiation (AD) [14] to cal- culations with the nuclear reactor simulation code MATWS difficult with nuclear reactor simulation codes that may be written using older programming practices, only is a first attempt to differentiate a nuclear reactor code with significant legacy components. The issues

Anitescu, Mihai

262

AUTOMATIC SOLUTION OF OPTIMUM DESIGN PROBLEMS ON A DIGITAL COMPUTER  

SciTech Connect

A description is given of a method suitable for the automatic solution of certain optimum design problems on a digital computer for cases where the number of constraints imposed on the design is not greater than the number of design variables. The problem is transformed to one requiring the minimization or maximization of an unconstrained function, for which a gradient method is used. (auth)

Lawrence, B.R.

1962-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Automatic Digital Surface Model (DSM) Generation from Linear Array Images  

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the ability to acquire more than 2 views of the terrain surface during a single flight line or orbit by far not live up to the standards set by manual measurements. Therefore, efforts have to be made and automatic quality control, and works with a coarse-to-fine hierarchical matching strategy. The most

Giger, Christine

264

Knowing what happened - automatic documentation of image analysis processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Proper archiving or later reconstruction and verification of results in data analysis requires thorough logging of all manipulative actions on the data and corresponding parameter settings. Unfortunately such documentation tasks often enforce extensive ... Keywords: XML, automatic documentation, image analysis, meta data, processing graph

Birgit Möller; Oliver Greß; Stefan Posch

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Underwater Color Constancy : Enhancement of Automatic Live Fish Recognition  

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Underwater Color Constancy : Enhancement of Automatic Live Fish Recognition M. Chambah, D. Semani-mail: rizzi@dti.unimi.it ABSTRACT We present in this paper some advances in color restoration of underwater images, especially with regard to the strong and non uniform color cast which is typical of underwater

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Automatic thumbnail extraction for DVR based on production technique estimation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The automatic recording function of DVR is a powerful tool for users. However, increase of the stored content makes it difficult to access desired content. To solve this issue, this paper proposes a new method of providing suitable thumbnails of TV programs ... Keywords: DVR, STB, Object detection, Production technique estimation

T. Takahashi; M. Sugano; S. Sakazsawa

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Securing Energy Metering Software with Automatic Source Code Correction  

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Securing Energy Metering Software with Automatic Source Code Correction Ib´eria Medeiros University of energy and achieving cost savings. This monitoring often involves energy metering software with a web of energy production have been fostering the monitoring and analy- sis of electricity consumption

Neves, Nuno

268

Remote Automatic Material On-Line Sensor  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Low cost NMR sensor for measuring moisture content of forest products. The Department of Energy (DOE) Industries of the Future (IOF) program seeks development and implementation of technologies that make industry more efficient--in particular, more energy-efficient. Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (QM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE Security, received an award under the program to investigate roles for low-cost Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology in furtherance of these goals. Most NMR systems are designed for high-resolution spectroscopy applications. These systems use intense magnetic fields produced by superconducting magnets that drive price and operating cost to levels beyond industry tolerance. At low magnetic fields, achievable at low cost, one loses the ability to obtain spectroscopic information. However, measuring the time constants associated with the NMR signal, called NMR relaxometry, gives indications of chemical and physical states of interest to process control and optimization. It was the purpose of this effort to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of using such low-field, low-cost NMR to monitor parameters enabling greater process efficiencies. The primary target industry identified in the Cooperative Development Agreement was the wood industry, where the moisture content of wood is a key process parameter from the time the cut tree enters a mill until the time it is delivered as pieces of lumber. Extracting the moisture is energy consuming, and improvements in drying efficiency stand to reduce costs and emissions substantially. QM designed and developed a new, low-cost NMR instrument suitable for inspecting lumber up to 3 inches by 12 inches in cross section, and other materials of similar size. Low cost is achieved via an inexpensive, permanent magnet and low-cost NMR spectrometer electronics. Laboratory testing demonstrated that the NMR system is capable of accurate ({+-} 0.5%) measurements of the moisture content of wood for moisture ranging from 2% to over 140% (referenced to the wood's dry weight). Accuracy exceeded that offered by existing instrumentation when the moisture content was in excess of the fiber saturation point ({approx}20%). Accuracy was independent of the wood form: solid wood, wood chips or sawdust. The prototype NMR system was designed and built for incorporation and use in a beta test site. Beta testing is under way at the pilot plant operated by the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (PAPRICAN) in Vancouver, B.C. Other industries were also investigated. For example, laboratory testing demonstrated that low-field NMR is capable of measuring the hydrogen content of calcium oxide (quicklime). Hydrogen content measurement can be done both rapidly (on the order of 1 second) and nondestructively. Measurement of moisture in quicklime affects energy consumption in the steel industry. Further advances in system electronics, ongoing under DOD support, will enable yet more substantial system cost reductions over the prototype system, opening up a wider range of utility.

Magnuson, Erik

2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

269

Automatic Analysis of Stereoscopic Satellite Image Pairs for Determination of Cloud-Top Height and Structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A massively parallel processor (MPP) computer has made it practical to do automatic stereo analysis of cloud-top heights from stereoscopic satellite image pairs. The automatic analysis is of equivalent quality to manual analysis while taking ...

A. F. Hasler; J. Strong; R. H. Woodward; H. Pierce

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Automatic translation of serial to distributed code using CORBA event channels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic Distribution of computationally intensive object oriented programs is one of the active research areas. To distribute a serial code over network, automatically, the class dependency graph extracted from the program code can be clustered using ...

Saeed Parsa; Omid Bushehrian

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Source templates for the automatic generation of adjoint code through static call graph reversal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a new approach to the automatic generation of adjoint codes using automatic differentiation by source transformation. Our method relies on static checkpointing techniques applied to an extended version of the program's call graph. A code ...

Uwe Naumann; Jean Utke

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Automatic Misconfiguration Troubleshooting with PeerPressure  

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Technical support contributes 17 % of the total cost of ownership of today’s desktop PCs [25]. An important element of technical support is troubleshooting misconfigured applications. Misconfiguration troubleshooting is particularly challenging, because configuration information is shared and altered by multiple applications. In this paper, we present a novel troubleshooting system: PeerPressure, which uses statistics from a set of sample machines to diagnose the root-cause misconfigurations on a sick machine. This is in contrast with methods that require manual identification on a healthy machine for diagnosing misconfigurations [30]. The elimination of this manual operation makes a significant step towards automated misconfiguration troubleshooting. In PeerPressure, we introduce a ranking metric for misconfiguration candidates. This metric is based on empirical Bayesian estimation. We have prototyped a PeerPressure troubleshooting system and used a database of 87 machine configuration snapshots to evaluate its performance. With 20 real-world troubleshooting cases, PeerPressure can effectively pinpoint the root-cause misconfigurations for 12 of these cases. For the remaining cases, PeerPressure significantly narrows down the number of root-cause candidates by three orders of magnitude. 1

Helen J. Wang; John C. Platt; Yu Chen; Ruyun Zhang; Yi-min Wang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic image acquisition processor and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A computerized method and point location system apparatus is disclosed for ascertaining the center of a primitive or fundamental object whose shape and approximate location are known. The technique involves obtaining an image of the object, selecting a trial center, and generating a locus of points having a predetermined relationship with the center. Such a locus of points could include a circle. The number of points overlying the object in each quadrant is obtained and the counts of these points per quadrant are compared. From this comparison, error signals are provided to adjust the relative location of the trial center. This is repeated until the trial center overlies the geometric center within the predefined accuracy limits.

Stone, William J. (Kansas City, MO)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Automatic Detection of Unsafe Component Loadings  

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Dynamic loading of software components (e.g., libraries or modules) is a widely used mechanism for improved system modularity and flexibility. Correct component resolution is critical for reliable and secure software execution, however, programming mistakes may lead to unintended or even malicious components to be resolved and loaded. In particular, dynamic loading can be hijacked by placing an arbitrary file with the specified name in a directory searched before resolving the target component. Although this issue has been known for quite some time, it was not considered serious because exploiting it requires access to the local file system on the vulnerable host. Recently such vulnerabilities started to receive considerable attention as their remote exploitation became realistic; it is now important to detect and fix these vulnerabilities. In this paper, we present the first automated technique to detect vulnerable and unsafe dynamic component loadings. Our analysis has two phases: 1) apply dynamic binary instrumentation to collect runtime information on component loading (online phase); and 2) analyze the collected information to detect vulnerable component loadings (offline phase). For evaluation, we implemented our technique to detect vulnerable and unsafe DLL loadings in popular Microsoft Windows software. Our results show that unsafe DLL loading is prevalent and can lead to serious security threats. Our tool detected more than 1,700 unsafe DLL loadings in 28 widely used software and discovered serious attack vectors for remote code execution. Microsoft has opened a Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) case on our reported issues and is working with us and other affected software vendors to develop necessary patches.

Taeho Kwon; Zhendong Su

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Experience with automatic, dynamic load balancing and adaptive finite element computation  

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Distributed memory, Massively Parallel (MP), MIMD technology has enabled the development of applications requiring computational resources previously unobtainable. Structural mechanics and fluid dynamics applications, for example, are often solved by finite element methods (FEMs) requiring, millions of degrees of freedom to accurately simulate physical phenomenon. Adaptive methods, which automatically refine or coarsen meshes and vary the order of accuracy of the numerical solution, offer greater robustness and computational efficiency than traditional FEMs by reducing the amount of computation required away from physical structures such as shock waves and boundary layers. On MP computers, FEMs frequently result in distributed processor load imbalances. To overcome load imbalance, many MP FEMs use static load balancing as a preprocessor to the finite element calculation. Adaptive methods complicate the load imbalance problem since the work per element is not uniform across the solution domain and changes as the computation proceeds. Therefore, dynamic load balancing is required to maintain global load balance. We describe a dynamic, fine-grained, element-based data migration system that maintains global load balance and is effective in the presence of changing work loads. Global load balance is achieved by overlapping neighborhoods of processors, where each neighborhood performs local load balancing. The method utilizes an automatic element management system library to which a programmer integrates the application`s computational description. The library`s flexibility supports a large class of finite element and finite difference based applications.

Wheat, S.R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Devine, K.D. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States). Dept. of Computer Science; Maccabe, A.B. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Computer Science

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Transformation of MPI Programs to Asynchronous, Graph-Driven Form  

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The goals of this project are to develop new, scalable, high-fidelity algorithms for atomic-level simulations and program transformations that automatically restructure existing applications, enabling them to scale forward to Petascale systems and beyond. The techniques enable legacy MPI application code to exploit greater parallelism though increased latency hiding and improved workload assignment. The techniques were successfully demonstrated on high-end scalable systems located at DOE laboratories. Besides the automatic MPI program transformations efforts, the project also developed several new scalable algorithms for ab-initio molecular dynamics, including new massively parallel algorithms for hybrid DFT and new parallel in time algorithms for molecular dynamics and ab-initio molecular dynamics. These algorithms were shown to scale to very large number of cores, and they were designed to work in the latency hiding framework developed in this project. The effectiveness of the developments was enhanced by the direct application to real grand challenge simulation problems covering a wide range of technologically important applications, time scales and accuracies. These included the simulation of the electronic structure of mineral/fluid interfaces, the very accurate simulation of chemical reactions in microsolvated environments, and the simulation of chemical behavior in very large enzyme reactions.

Baden, Scott B [University of California, San Diego; Weare, John H [University of California, San Diego; Bylaska, Eric J [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

277

The Quantum Governor: Automatic quantum control and reduction of the influence of noise without measuring  

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The problem of automatically protecting a quantum system against noise in a closed circuit is analyzed. A general scheme is developed built from two steps. At first, a distillation step is induced in which undesired components are removed to another degree of freedom of the system. Later a recovering step is employed which the system gains back its initial density. An Optimal-Control method is used to generate the distilling operator. The scheme is demonstrated by a simulation of a two level byte influenced by white noise. Undesired deviations from the target were shown to be reduced by at least two orders of magnitude on average. The relations between the quantum version of the classical Watt's Governor and the field of quantum information are also discussed.

Kallush, S

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

The Quantum Governor: Automatic quantum control and reduction of the influence of noise without measuring  

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The problem of automatically protecting a quantum system against noise in a closed circuit is analyzed. A general scheme is developed built from two steps. At first, a distillation step is induced in which undesired components are removed to another degree of freedom of the system. Later a recovering step is employed which the system gains back its initial density. An Optimal-Control method is used to generate the distilling operator. The scheme is demonstrated by a simulation of a two level byte influenced by white noise. Undesired deviations from the target were shown to be reduced by at least two orders of magnitude on average. The relations between the quantum version of the classical Watt's Governor and the field of quantum information are also discussed.

S. Kallush; R. Kosloff

2005-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

279

Service- and energy-related optimization of advanced automatic train control  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, in collaboration with Hughes Aircraft Company and Harmon Industries, is in the process of developing an Advanced Automatic Train Control (AATC) system to replace the current fixed-block automatic system. As in the current ATC system, the trains will be controlled by station computers at the wayside; however, spread-spectrum radios rather than track-circuits will be employed to determine train locations and reliably transfer control information, allowing for finer speed and acceleration control, as well as more precise train locating capabilities and moving-block control. The authors have developed a simulator of the train control and power consumption of the AATC system, and are now employing this tool to develop enhanced train control algorithms to supplement the safety-critical controller. These algorithms do not attempt to globally optimize the control system with respect to a cost function, but rather they modify the baseline vital control to smooth the train trajectories, and to reduce energy consumption and power infrastructure requirements, through coordination of multiple trains. Several control algorithms are under development, including (1) delay recovery, which smoothly and efficiently controls trains approaching and stopped behind a delayed train, (2) interference management, which controls closely-following trains to avoid oscillatory brake/acceleration cycles, and (3) low voltage avoidance, which limits power consumption by multiple trains in an area to prevent low voltage events. The authors discuss progress to date on development of these control algorithms, as well as their service- and energy-related benefits.

Gordon, S.P. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); Lehrer, D.G. [Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, CA (United States)

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Equipment Capability Study of the Mettler DWA Automatic Filling Balance  

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A process capability study was made to evaluate the capability of the Mettler DWA Automatic Filling Balance to dispense desired weights of material. Under ideal or relatively normal conditions the balance met the manufacturer's stated rating. For somewhat abnormal material, the rating was not quite met. An additional calculation is given to indicate expected improvement if abnormal material could be weighed under ideal conditions.

Boerger, J. J.; Madachy, J. S.

1971-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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System Demonstration Multilingual Weather Forecast Generation System  

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System Demonstration Multilingual Weather Forecast Generation System Tianfang Yao DongmoZhang Qian (Multilingual Weather Forecasts Assistant) system will be demonstrated. It is developed to generate the multilingual text of the weather forecasts automatically. The raw data from the weather observation can be used

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Using PL/SQL to automatically enhance CASE*Generator 2.0 generated forms  

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The SQL{trademark} Forms generator in CASE{trademark} Generator can generate forms with many useful capabilities. Generated forms can be further enhanced by the use of the CASE{trademark} Generator forms template. The template can be used to make these capabilities easily included in every form in a system. However, there are times when capabilities need to be added to all of the forms in a system, that cannot be implemented with the generator or template. This is especially true when generated block and field level triggers have to be modified. This paper describe how PL/SQL can be used to modify the generated forms. CASE{trademark} Generator can be configured to perform these modifications automatically. Three examples of modifications that have been made using this technique will also be detailed.

Atkins, K.D. [Boeing Computer Services, Richland, WA (United States)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic segmentation of jaw tissues in CT using active appearance models and semi-automatic landmarking  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Preoperative planning systems are commonly used for oral implant surgery. One of the objectives is to determine if the quantity and quality of bone is sufficient to sustain an implant while avoiding critical anatomic structures. We aim to automate the ...

Sylvia Rueda; José Antonio Gil; Raphaël Pichery; Mariano Alcañiz

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pilot Study: Measurement of Room Illuminance to Assess Automatic Brightness  

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Study: Measurement of Room Illuminance to Assess Automatic Brightness Study: Measurement of Room Illuminance to Assess Automatic Brightness Control in Televisions Title Pilot Study: Measurement of Room Illuminance to Assess Automatic Brightness Control in Televisions Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2012 Authors Greenblatt, Jeffery B., Mia Forbes Pirie, Louis-Benoit Desroches, Sally M. Donovan, Clancy Donnelly, Craig Billingsley, and Chris Calwell Pagination 13 Date Published August 12 Conference Location Berkeley Abstract Automatic brightness control (ABC) is an increasingly common feature found in newtelevisions (TVs) and computer monitors. ABC is intended to adjust TV screen brightness(luminance) according to the ambient light level (room illuminance). When implementedcorrectly, this can both reduce energy consumption and improve viewing quality. The currentENERGY STAR test procedure provides for a more favorable energy use rating for TVs withABC, by measuring power consumption at two light levels (0 and 300 lux) and reporting aweighted-average energy use. However, this and other studies suggest that these levels are notrepresentative of actual TV viewing conditions.As there were currently only limited data available concerning room illuminance, weundertook a small pilot study in 2011 to begin to answer two key questions: 1. To what extent doroom illuminance levels vary depending on the location of measurement (e.g., center of theroom, on the couch, or at the TV)? 2. What room illuminance conditions are prevalent whenpeople watch TV?We measured room illuminance in the homes of nine volunteers in California andColorado to begin addressing the above two questions. Although the study had the usualdrawbacks of a pilot (limited sample size, time duration, etc.), it has, nonetheless, yielded usefulresults. The study shows definitively that there is large variability between measurements madeat different locations in the room and, therefore, that location of room illuminance measurementsis critical. Moreover, the majority (over 75%) of TV viewing occurred at illuminance levels ofless than 50 lux (though measurements of up to several hundred lux were also recorded), a resultthat was consistent with subsequent larger-scale studies. This type of information can helpdetermine how ABC-enabled TVs should be tested to best represent actual viewing conditions.

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High-Level Specification and Automatic Generation of IP Interface Monitors  

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A central problem in functional verification is to check that a circuit block is producing correct outputs while enforcing that the environment is providing legal inputs. To attack this problem, several researchers have proposed monitor-based methodologies, which offer many benefits. This paper presents a novel, high-level specification style for these monitors, along with a linear-size, linear-time translation algorithm into monitor circuits. The specification style naturally fits the complex, but well-specified interfaces used between IP blocks in systems-on-chip. To demonstrate the advantage of our specification style, we have specified monitors for various versions of the Sonics OCP protocol as well as the AMBA AHB protocol, and have developed a prototype tool that automatically translates specifications into Verilog or VHDL monitor circuits.

Marcio T. Oliveira; Alan J. Hu

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Automatic Scheduling of Outages of Nuclear Power Plants with Time Windows  

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We report on a successful project for transference of advanced AI technology into the domain of planning of outages of nuclear power plants as part of DOD's dual-use program. ROMAN (Rome Lab Outage Manager) is the prototype system that was developed as a result of this project. ROMAN's main innovation compared to the current state of the art of outage management tools is its capability to automatically enforce safety constraints during the planning and scheduling phase. Another innovative aspect of ROMAN is the generation of more robust schedules that are feasible over time windows. In other words, ROMAN generates a family of schedules by assigning time intervals as start times to activities rather than single point start times, without afecting the overall duration of the project. ROMAN uses a constraint satisfaction paradigm combining a global search tactic with constraint propagation. The derivation of very specialized representations for the constraints to perform efficient propaga...

Carla P. Gomes

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Algorithm Summary and Evaluation: Automatic Implementation of Ringdown Analysis for Electromechanical Mode Identification from Phasor Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Small signal stability problems are one of the major threats to grid stability and reliability. Prony analysis has been successfully applied on ringdown data to monitor electromechanical modes of a power system using phasor measurement unit (PMU) data. To facilitate an on-line application of mode estimation, this paper develops a recursive algorithm for implementing Prony analysis and proposed an oscillation detection method to detect ringdown data in real time. By automatically detecting ringdown data, the proposed method helps guarantee that Prony analysis is applied properly and timely on the ringdown data. Thus, the mode estimation results can be performed reliably and timely. The proposed method is tested using Monte Carlo simulations based on a 17-machine model and is shown to be able to properly identify the oscillation data for on-line application of Prony analysis. In addition, the proposed method is applied to field measurement data from WECC to show the performance of the proposed algorithm.

Zhou, Ning; Huang, Zhenyu; Tuffner, Francis K.; Jin, Shuangshuang; Lin, Jenglung; Hauer, Matthew L.

2010-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

288

A Novel Approach for Automatic Control of Piezoelectric Elements Used for Lorentz Force Detuning Compensation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: Linear accelerators such as Free Electron Lasers (FELs) use superconducting (SC) resonant cavities to accelerate electron beam to high energies. TESLA type resonators are extremely sensitive to detuning induced by mechanical deformations – Lorentz force detuning (LFD), mainly due to the extremely high quality factor (Q) of the 1.3 GHz resonance mode, in the range of 1e6. The resulting modulation of a resonance frequency of the cavity makes power consumption and stability performances of the Low-Latency Radio Frequency (LLRF) control more critical. In order to minimize the RF control efforts and desired stabilities, the fast piezoelectric actuators with digital control systems are commonly used. The paper presents a novel approach for automatic control of piezoelectric actuators used for compensation of Lorentz force detuning, the practical application and carried out tests in accelerating module ACC6 in Free-Electron Laser in Hamburg (FLASH).

Przygoda, K; Napieralski, A; Grecki, M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Automatic Age Estimation Based on Facial Aging Patterns  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract—While recognition of most facial variations, such as identity, expression, and gender, has been extensively studied, automatic age estimation has rarely been explored. In contrast to other facial variations, aging variation presents several unique characteristics which make age estimation a challenging task. This paper proposes an automatic age estimation method named AGES (AGing pattErn Subspace). The basic idea is to model the aging pattern, which is defined as the sequence of a particular individual’s face images sorted in time order, by constructing a representative subspace. The proper aging pattern for a previously unseen face image is determined by the projection in the subspace that can reconstruct the face image with minimum reconstruction error, while the position of the face image in that aging pattern will then indicate its age. In the experiments, AGES and its variants are compared with the limited existing age estimation methods (WAS and AAS) and some well-established classification methods (kNN, BP, C4.5, and SVM). Moreover, a comparison with human perception ability on age is conducted. It is interesting to note that the performance of AGES is not only significantly better than that of all the other algorithms, but also comparable to that of the human observers. Index Terms—Computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, face and gesture recognition, age estimation. 1

Xin Geng; Zhi-hua Zhou; Senior Member; Kate Smith-miles; Senior Member

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

AUTOMATIC WELDING METHODS, IN PARTICULAR AS APPLIED TO PIPES. A Literature Survey  

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Thirty-one references, most with abstracts, are presented on automatic welding. Welding methods for pipes are given particular attention. (D.L.C.)

Uhlmann, W.

1961-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Automatic Acquisition of a Thesaurus of Interoperability Terms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: Enterprise Interoperability is the ability of different organizations to work together and exchange documents, data, services, best practices, etc. A preliminary step towards achieving this goal is the assessment of a common vocabulary of relevant domain concepts, a sort of initial, semi-formal, representation of shared domain knowledge. In this paper we describe an experiment, conducted within the INTEROP Network of Excellence (NoE), aimed at automatically extracting a thesaurus of interoperability terms from the web and a corpus of available documents. Statistical and text mining techniques have been used to extract a glossary of relevant terms and term definitions, as well as a preliminary taxonomic structure of the glossary. The result has been evaluated by a team of partners belonging to the NoE. Copyright © 2005 IFAC

Roberto Navigli; Paola Velardi

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Rotor assembly and method for automatically processing liquids  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A rotor assembly for performing a relatively large number of processing steps upon a sample, such as a whole blood sample, and a diluent, such as water, includes a rotor body for rotation about an axis and including a network of chambers within which various processing steps are performed upon the sample and diluent and passageways through which the sample and diluent are transferred. A transfer mechanism is movable through the rotor body by the influence of a magnetic field generated adjacent the transfer mechanism and movable along the rotor body, and the assembly utilizes centrifugal force, a transfer of momentum and capillary action to perform any of a number of processing steps such as separation, aliquoting, transference, washing, reagent addition and mixing of the sample and diluent within the rotor body. The rotor body is particularly suitable for automatic immunoassay analyses.

Burtis, Carl A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Johnson, Wayne F. (Loudon, TN); Walker, William A. (Knoxville, TN)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Rotor assembly and method for automatically processing liquids  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A rotor assembly is described for performing a relatively large number of processing steps upon a sample, such as a whole blood sample, and a diluent, such as water. It includes a rotor body for rotation about an axis and includes a network of chambers within which various processing steps are performed upon the sample and diluent and passageways through which the sample and diluent are transferred. A transfer mechanism is movable through the rotor body by the influence of a magnetic field generated adjacent the transfer mechanism and movable along the rotor body, and the assembly utilizes centrifugal force, a transfer of momentum and capillary action to perform any of a number of processing steps such as separation, aliquoting, transference, washing, reagent addition and mixing of the sample and diluent within the rotor body. The rotor body is particularly suitable for automatic immunoassay analyses. 34 figs.

Burtis, C.A.; Johnson, W.F.; Walker, W.A.

1992-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

294

A Geometric Approach For Fully Automatic Chromosome Segmentation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Chromosome segmentation is a fundamental task in human chromosome analysis. Most of previous methods for separation between touching chromosomes require human intervention. In this paper, a geometry based method is used for automatic chromosome segmentation. This method can be divided into two phases. In the first phase, chromosome clusters are detected using three geometric criteria and in the second phase chromosome clusters are separated using a proper cut line. However, most earlier methods do not work well with chromosome clusters that contain more than two chromosomes. Our method, on the other hand, has a high efficiency in separation of chromosome clusters in such scenarios. Another advantage of the proposed method is that it can easily apply to any type of images such as binary images. This is due to the fact that the proposed scheme uses the geometric features of chromosomes which are independent of the type of images. The performance of the proposed scheme is demonstrated on a database containing to...

Minaee, Shervin; Khalaj, Babak Hossein

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Automatic O$(a)$ improvement for twisted-mass QCD  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a condition for automatic O$(a)$ improvement in twisted mass lattice QCD, using symmetries of the Symanzik effective theory. If the continuum part of the Symanzik effective theory is invariant under a particular transformation, named $T_1$ in this report, scaling violations of all quantities invariant under $T_1$ transformation are even in the lattice spacing $a$. On the other hand, quantities non-invariant under $T_1$ vanish in the continuum limit with odd powers in $a$. We prove this statement even for the massive case without using the equation of motion. We also consider a few different criteria for the $T_1$ invariant condition in lattice theories and discuss ambiguities of the lattice condition for O$(a)$ improvement.

Sinya Aoki; Oliver Bär

2006-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

296

Automatic generation of CSP || B skeletons from xUML models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automatic generation of CSP || B skeletons from xUML models Edward Turner, Helen Treharne, Steve. CSP B is a formal approach to specification that combines CSP and B. In this paper we present our tool that automatically trans- lates a subset of executable UML (xUML) models into CSP B, for the purpose of verification

Doran, Simon J.

297

Retrieval of semantic concepts based on analysis of texts for automatic construction of ontology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ontology together with Semantic Web has a vital role in knowledge management on a global scale. Since manual construction of ontology leads to complex, time consuming and inconsistent results, automatic construction of ontology is more preferred. This ... Keywords: automatic ontology construction, hypernym, hyponym, ontology, semantic web, synonym, wordnet

Reshmy Krishnan; Amir Hussain; P. C. Sherimon

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Texting while driving on automatic: Considering the frequency-independent side of habit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study tested the potential of the frequency-independent components of habit, or automaticity, to predict the rate of texting while driving. A survey of 441 college students at a large American university was conducted utilizing a frequency-independent ... Keywords: Automaticity, Driving, Habit, Mobile, Phones, Texting

Joseph B. Bayer; Scott W. Campbell

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Real-time automatic interpolation of ambient gamma dose rates from the Dutch radioactivity monitoring network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Detection of radiological accidents and monitoring the spread of the contamination is of great importance. Following the Chernobyl accident many European countries have installed monitoring networks to perform this task. Real-time availability of automatically ... Keywords: Automatic interpolation, Interoperability, Kriging, Monitoring networks, Web services

Paul H. Hiemstra; Edzer J. Pebesma; Chris J. W. Twenhöfel; Gerard B. M. Heuvelink

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

TWO APPROACHES TO AUTOMATIC MATCHING OF ATOMIC GRAMMATICAL FEATURES IN LFG  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

TWO APPROACHES TO AUTOMATIC MATCHING OF ATOMIC GRAMMATICAL FEATURES IN LFG Anton Bryl and Josef van Genabith CNGL, School of Computing, Dublin City University Proceedings of the LFG10 Conference Miriam Butt approaches to the automatic identi- fication of correspondences between atomic features of LFG (and similar

van Genabith, Josef

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Automatic segmentation of non-enhancing brain tumors in magnetic resonance images  

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Tumor segmentation from magnetic resonance (MR) images may aid in tumor treatment by tracking the progress of tumor growth and/or shrinkage. In this paper we present the first automatic segmentation method which separates non-enhancing brain tumors from ... Keywords: Automatic tissue classification, Fuzzy clustering, Image processing, MRI, Non-enhancing brain tumors

Lynn M Fletcher-Heath; Lawrence O Hall; Dmitry B Goldgof; F.Reed Murtagh

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

2005 Special Issue: A hierarchical classifier using new support vector machines for automatic target recognition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A binary hierarchical classifier is proposed for automatic target recognition. We also require rejection of non-object (non-target) inputs, which are not seen during training or validation, thus producing a very difficult problem. The SVRDM (support ... Keywords: Automatic target recognition, Hierarchical classifier, Support vector machine

David Casasent; Yu-Chiang Wang

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Automatic Extraction of Bilingual Terms From A Chinese-Japanese Parallel Corpus  

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Automatic Extraction of Bilingual Terms From A Chinese-Japanese Parallel Corpus Xiaorong Fan.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp ABSTRACT This paper proposes a new approach for the automatic extraction of bilingual terms from a domain-specific bilingual parallel corpus. We combine existing monolingual term extractor and a word alignment tool

Nakagawa, Hiroshi

304

Identifying software usage at HPC centers with the automatic library tracking database  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A library tracking database has been developed to monitor software/library usage. This Automatic Library Tracking Database (ALTD) automatically and transparently stores, into a database, information about the libraries linked into an application at compilation ... Keywords: Cray XT, database, library, most/least used software, tracking

Bilel Hadri; Mark Fahey; Nick Jones

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Automatic Reformulation of Children's Search Queries Maarten van Kalsbeek, Joost de Wit, Dolf Trieschnigg,  

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Terms Algorithms, Human Factors, Design Keywords Automatic Query Expansion, Search Behavior, 1 children may make. Most of the search engines offer only the possibility to enter a Boolean queryAutomatic Reformulation of Children's Search Queries Maarten van Kalsbeek, Joost de Wit, Dolf

Hiemstra, Djoerd

306

Information fusion approaches to the automatic pronunciation of print by analogy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic pronunciation of words from their spelling alone is a hard computational problem, especially for languages like English and French where there is only a partially consistent mapping from letters to sound. Currently, the best known approach ... Keywords: Analogical reasoning, Automatic pronunciation, Rank fusion, Score fusion, Speech synthesis

R. I. Damper; Y. Marchand

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

The Design and Application of the Water Temperature Control System for Large Aquaculture Pond  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Because the traditional cooling methods such as ice cooling and natural convection cooling can not meet the special requirements of ornamental fish breeding, the way based on mechanical refrigeration, heat exchange system, water supply system and automatic ... Keywords: aquaculture pond for ornamental fish, water temperature automatic control, mechanical refrigeration, plate exchanger, water supply system

Chen Shuai; Zhong Ke; Cai Yingling

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

An Airborne APT Weather Satellite Imaging System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the development of a novel airborne system that receives a real-time imagery broadcast in the Automatic Picture Transmission (APT) format from polar-orbiting weather satellites. The availability of such real-time imagery ...

James E. Jordan; David L. Marcotte; G. W. K. Moore

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

B.: Tackling the internet glossary glut: Automatic extraction and evaluation of genus phrases  

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This paper addresses the problem of developing methods to be used in the identification and extraction of meaningful semantic components from large online glossaries. We present two sets of results. First, we report on the algorithm, ParseGloss, which was used to analyze definitions, and extract the main concept, or genus phrase. We ran the system on over 12,000 online glossary entries. Second, we present a method to evaluate our results, using human judgments on a collection of definitions from six different sources. This paper discusses our approach to the evaluation process, since the creation of a standard for evaluation is in itself a contribution to the field. The methods we have developed have required addressing the significant challenges of abstracting a single gold standard from multiple naive, human judgments on a highly subjective task. Once the method for creating the standard was developed, we then established the gold standard data. We report on our performance in running ParseGloss over this controlled collection of definitions. Our first set of results presents precision and recall on system performance. Our second results are presented in terms of techniques for determining agreement between human subjects. Success in the ParseGloss algorithm will contribute to the automatic creation of ontologies.

Judith L. Klavans

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Analysing solar-like oscillations with an automatic pipeline  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Kepler mission will provide a huge amount of asteroseismic data during the next few years, among which hundreds of solar-like stars will be targeted. The amount of stars and their observation length represent a step forward in the comprehension of the stellar evolution that has already been initiated by CoRoT and MOST missions. Up to now, the slow cadence of observed targets allowed an individual and personalized analysis of each star. During the survey phase of Kepler, this will be impossible. This is the reason why, within the AsteroFLAG team, we have been developing automatic pipelines for the Kepler solar-like oscillation stars. Our code starts by finding the frequency-range where p-mode power is present and, after fitting the background, it looks for the mode amplitudes as well as the central frequency of the p-mode hump. A good estimation of the large separation can thus be inferred in this region. If the signal to noise is high enough, the code obtains the characteristics of the p modes by doing a glob...

Mathur, S; Regulo, C; Ballot, J; Salabert, D; Chaplin, W J

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Automatic Generation of Tcl Bindings for C and C++ Libraries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the past few years Tcl has found widespread interest as a extensible scripting language. Numerous Tcl interfaces for a variety of C libraries have been created. While most of these language bindings have been created by hand, others have made use of dedicated code generators designed for the specific library. In this paper we present a tool for the automatic generation of Tcl language bindings for arbitrary C libraries. Moreover, the mapping of C++ class hierarchies to [incr Tcl] classes will be described. 1 Introduction 1.1 Prior Work One of the reasons for the recent success of Tcl is its powerful API to C and C++, which allows the extension of the core language with commands implemented as C functions. This facility has been used to create a variety of language bindings for C libraries, ranging from different 3D graphics libraries (iris gl, OpenGL, vogle, sipp) to several X widget sets, for example Wafe and tclMotif. While most of this work has been done manually, other bind...

Wolfgang Heidrich; Philipp Slusallek

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Computer controllable synchronous shifting of an automatic transmission  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multiple forward speed automatic transmission produces its lowest forward speed ratio when a hydraulic clutch and hydraulic brake are disengaged and a one-way clutch connects a ring gear to the transmission casing. Second forward speed ratio results when the hydraulic clutch is engaged to connect the ring gear to the planetary carrier of a second gear set. Reverse drive and regenerative operation result when an hydraulic brake fixes the planetary and the direction of power flow is reversed. Various sensors produce signals representing the torque at the output of the transmission or drive wheels, the speed of the power source, and the hydraulic pressure applied to a clutch and brake. A control algorithm produces input data representing a commanded upshift, a commanded downshift, a commanded transmission output torque, and commanded power source speed. A microprocessor processes the inputs and produces a response to them in accordance with the execution of a control algorithm. Output or response signals cause selective engagement and disengagement of the clutch and brake at a rate that satisfies the requirements for a short gear ratio change and smooth torque transfer between the friction elements. 6 figs.

Davis, R.I.; Patil, P.B.

1989-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

313

Automatic Construction of Anomaly Detectors from Graphical Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Detection of rare or previously unseen attacks in cyber security presents a central challenge: how does one search for a sufficiently wide variety of types of anomalies and yet allow the process to scale to increasingly complex data? In particular, creating each anomaly detector manually and training each one separately presents untenable strains on both human and computer resources. In this paper we propose a systematic method for constructing a potentially very large number of complementary anomaly detectors from a single probabilistic model of the data. Only one model needs to be trained, but numerous detectors can then be implemented. This approach promises to scale better than manual methods to the complex heterogeneity of real-life data. As an example, we develop a Latent Dirichlet Allocation probability model of TCP connections entering Oak Ridge National Laboratory. We show that several detectors can be automatically constructed from the model and will provide anomaly detection at flow, sub-flow, and host (both server and client) levels. This demonstrates how the fundamental connection between anomaly detection and probabilistic modeling can be exploited to develop more robust operational solutions.

Ferragut, Erik M [ORNL; Darmon, David M [ORNL; Shue, Craig A [ORNL; Kelley, Stephen [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Computer controlled synchronous shifting of an automatic transmission  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multiple forward speed automatic transmission produces its lowest forward speed ratio when a hydraulic clutch and hydraulic brake are disengaged and a one-way clutch connects a ring gear to the transmission casing. Second forward speed ratio results when the hydraulic clutch is engaged to connect the ring gear to the planetary carrier of a second gear set. Reverse drive and regenerative operation result when an hydraulic brake fixes the planetary and the direction of power flow is reversed. Various sensors produce signals representing the torque at the output of the transmission or drive wheels, the speed of the power source, and the hydraulic pressure applied to a clutch and brake. A control algorithm produces input data representing a commanded upshift, a commanded downshift, a commanded transmission output torque, and commanded power source speed. A microprocessor processes the inputs and produces a response to them in accordance with the execution of a control algorithm. Output or response signals cause selective engagement and disengagement of the clutch and brake at a rate that satisfies the requirements for a short gear ratio change and smooth torque transfer between the friction elements.

Davis, Roy I. (9214 Abbey La., Ypsilanti, MI 48198); Patil, Prabhakar B. (10294 W. Outer Dr., Detroit, MI 48223)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Automatic design of 3-d fixtures and assembly pallets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an implemented algorithm that automatically designs fixtures and assembly pallets to hold three-dimensional parts. All fixtures generated by the algorithm employ round side locators, a side clamp, and cylindrical supports; depending on the value of an input control flag, the fixture may also include swing-arm top clamps. Using these modular elements, the algorithm designs fixtures that rigidly constrain and locate the part, obey task constraints, are robust to part shape variations, are easy to load, and are economical to produce. For the class of fixtures that are considered, the algorithm is guaranteed to find the global optimum design that satisfies these and other pragmatic conditions. The authors present the results of the algorithm applied to several practical manufacturing problems. For these complex problems the algorithm typically returns initial high-quality fixture designs in less than a minute, and identifies the global optimum design in just over an hour. The algorithm is also capable of solving difficult design problems where a single fixture is desired that can hold either of two parts.

Brost, R.C.; Peters, R.R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Reviewing the role of photosensors in lighting control systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The application of innovative technologies of automatic control in lighting systems gains daily the interest of engineers, constructors and users. The main purpose of these applications is the energy savings. Daylight control is a form of automatic control ... Keywords: daylight, lighting controls, photosensor

L. Doulos; A. Tsangrassoulis; F. V. Topalis

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Automatic representation of the semantic relationships corresponding to a French surface expression  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The work presented here is a preliminary study concerning the automatic translation of French natural language statements into the RESEDA semantic metalanguage. The text in natural language is first (pre) processed in order to obtain its syntactic structure. ...

Gian Piero Zarri

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

OpenAD/F: Automatic Differentiation of Fortran Codes | Argonne National  

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OpenAD/F: Automatic Differentiation of Fortran Codes OpenAD/F: Automatic Differentiation of Fortran Codes OpenAD/F: Automatic Differentiation of Fortran Codes The OpenAD/F project seeks to develop a modular, open-source tool for the automatic generation of adjoint code from Fortran 95 source code. Discrete adjoint computations are used for sensitivity analysis and to provide the gradients used in geophysical state estimation. Because derivatives are needed with respect to millions or billions of independent variables, finite different approximations are impractical: a gradient computation that would take minutes or hours using an adjoint computation would take months or years using finite differences. Project Contact Jean Utke Paul Hovland Other Contributors Patrick Heimbach Chris Hill Carl Wunsch Funding Sources

319

Injection engine as a control object. II. Problems of automatic control of the engine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Specific features of injection engine as a control object are discussed, strict formulations of problems of engine automatic control and principles of their solution are presented. Examples of solution of the problem of stabilization of air-fuel ratio ...

D. N. Gerasimov; H. Javaherian; D. V. Efimov; V. O. Nikiforov

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Automatic acquisition of robot motion and sensor A. Tuna Ozgelen, Elizabeth Sklar, and Simon Parsons  

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Automatic acquisition of robot motion and sensor models A. Tuna Ozgelen, Elizabeth Sklar, and Simon Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11210 USA {tuna,sklar,parsons}@sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu Abstract. For accurate

Parsons, Simon

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Automatic Weather Stations and Artificial Neural Networks: Improving the Instrumental Record in West Antarctica  

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Automatic weather stations (AWSs) currently provide the only year-round, continuous direct measurements of near-surface weather on the West Antarctic ice sheet away from the coastal manned stations. Improved interpretation of the ever-growing ...

David B. Reusch; Richard B. Alley

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Definitions of Managed Objects for Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) Linear Automatic Protection Switching (APS) Architectures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP based internets. In particular, it defines objects for managing networks using Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) linear Automatic ...

J. Kuhfeld; J. Johnson; M. Thatcher

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

BUAP: An unsupervised approach to automatic keyphrase extraction from scientific articles  

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In this paper, it is presented an unsupervised approach to automatically discover the latent keyphrases contained in scientific articles. The proposed technique is constructed on the basis of the combination of two techniques: maximal frequent sequences ...

Roberto Ortiz; David Pinto; Mireya Tovar; Héctor Jiménez-Salazar

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Evaluating N-gram based evaluation metrics for automatic keyphrase extraction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a feasibility study of n-gram-based evaluation metrics for automatic keyphrase extraction. To account for near-misses currently ignored by standard evaluation metrics, we adapt various evaluation metrics developed for machine ...

Su Nam Kim; Timothy Baldwin; Min-Yen Kan

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Automatic construction of bayesian network structures by means of a concurrent search mechanism  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The implicit knowledge in the databases can be extracted of automatic form. One of the several approaches considered for this problem is the construction of graphical models that represent the relations between the variables and regularities in the data. ...

R. Mondragón-Becerra; N. Cruz-Ramírez; A. García-López D.; K. Gutiérrez-Fragoso; A. Luna-Ramírez W.; G. Ortiz-Hernández; A. Piña-García C.

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

A Fast Line-by-Line Method for Atmospheric Absorption Computations: The Automatized Atmospheric Absorption Atlas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A computationally fast line-by-line method for the determination of atmospheric absorption is described. This method is based on the creation of an Automatized Atmospheric Absorption Atlas (4A) covering all possible plausible atmospheric ...

N. A. Scott; A. Chedin

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Using Human Language Technology for Automatic Annotation and Indexing of Digital Library Content  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we show how we used robust human language technology, such as our domain-independent and customisable named entity recogniser, for automatic content annotation and indexing in two digital library applications. Each of these applications ...

Kalina Bontcheva; Diana Maynard; Hamish Cunningham; Horacio Saggion

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

CAT-SOOP : a tool for automatic collection and assessment of homework exercises  

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CAT-SOOP is a tool which allows for automatic collection and assessment of various types of homework exercises. CAT-SOOP is capable of assessing a variety of exercises, including symbolic math and computer programs written ...

Hartz, Adam J. (Adam John)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Fully automatic calibration of LIDAR and video streams from a vehicle  

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This work describes a fully automatic technique to calibrate a geometric mapping between lidar and video feeds on a mobile ground-based platform. This data association is a crucial first step for any multi-modal scene ...

Bileschi, Stanley M.

330

Automatic Verification of String Manipulating ProgramsOverview Outline Overview Symbolic String Verification Composite Verification References  

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Is it Vulnerable? We investigate string verification problem and present an automata-based approach for automatic verification of string manipulating programs based on symbolic string analysis. String analysis plays an important role in the security area. For instance, one can detect various web vulnerabilities like SQL Command Injection and Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks. Fang Yu, UCSB Automatic Verification of String Manipulating ProgramsOutline

Fang Yu; Cs Guest Leture

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Automatic ID heat load generation in ANSYS code  

SciTech Connect

Detailed power density profiles are critical in the execution of a thermal analysis using a finite element (FE) code such as ANSYS. Unfortunately, as yet there is no easy way to directly input the precise power profiles into ANSYS. A straight-forward way to do this is to hand-calculate the power of each node or element and then type the data into the code. Every time a change is made to the FE model, the data must be recalculated and reentered. One way to solve this problem is to generate a set of discrete data, using another code such as PHOTON2, and curve-fit the data. Using curve-fitted formulae has several disadvantages. It is time consuming because of the need to run a second code for generation of the data, curve-fitting, and doing the data check, etc. Additionally, because there is no generality for different beamlines or different parameters, the above work must be repeated for each case. And, errors in the power profiles due to curve-fitting result in errors in the analysis. To solve the problem once and for all and with the capability to apply to any insertion device (ID), a program for ED power profile was written in ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL). This program is implemented as an ANSYS command with input parameters of peak magnetic field, deflection parameter, length of ID, and distance from the source. Once the command is issued, all the heat load will be automatically generated by the code.

Wang, Zhibi

1992-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

332

Closed loop computer control for an automatic transmission  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In an automotive vehicle having an automatic transmission that driveably connects a power source to the driving wheels, a method to control the application of hydraulic pressure to a clutch, whose engagement produces an upshift and whose disengagement produces a downshift, the speed of the power source, and the output torque of the transmission. The transmission output shaft torque and the power source speed are the controlled variables. The commanded power source torque and commanded hydraulic pressure supplied to the clutch are the control variables. A mathematical model is formulated that describes the kinematics and dynamics of the powertrain before, during and after a gear shift. The model represents the operating characteristics of each component and the structural arrangement of the components within the transmission being controlled. Next, a close loop feedback control is developed to determine the proper control law or compensation strategy to achieve an acceptably smooth gear ratio change, one in which the output torque disturbance is kept to a minimum and the duration of the shift is minimized. Then a computer algorithm simulating the shift dynamics employing the mathematical model is used to study the effects of changes in the values of the parameters established from a closed loop control of the clutch hydraulic and the power source torque on the shift quality. This computer simulation is used also to establish possible shift control strategies. The shift strategies determined from the prior step are reduced to an algorithm executed by a computer to control the operation of the power source and the transmission.

Patil, Prabhakar B. (Detroit, MI)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Sideband Algorithm for Automatic Wind Turbine Gearbox Fault Detection and Diagnosis: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Improving the availability of wind turbines (WT) is critical to minimize the cost of wind energy, especially for offshore installations. As gearbox downtime has a significant impact on WT availabilities, the development of reliable and cost-effective gearbox condition monitoring systems (CMS) is of great concern to the wind industry. Timely detection and diagnosis of developing gear defects within a gearbox is an essential part of minimizing unplanned downtime of wind turbines. Monitoring signals from WT gearboxes are highly non-stationary as turbine load and speed vary continuously with time. Time-consuming and costly manual handling of large amounts of monitoring data represent one of the main limitations of most current CMSs, so automated algorithms are required. This paper presents a fault detection algorithm for incorporation into a commercial CMS for automatic gear fault detection and diagnosis. The algorithm allowed the assessment of gear fault severity by tracking progressive tooth gear damage during variable speed and load operating conditions of the test rig. Results show that the proposed technique proves efficient and reliable for detecting gear damage. Once implemented into WT CMSs, this algorithm can automate data interpretation reducing the quantity of information that WT operators must handle.

Zappala, D.; Tavner, P.; Crabtree, C.; Sheng, S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

NUCLEAR REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEM  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A control system is described for a nuclear reactor using enriched uranium fuel of the type of the swimming pool and other heterogeneous nuclear reactors. Circuits are included for automatically removing and inserting the control rods during the course of normal operation. Appropriate safety circuits close down the nuclear reactor in the event of emergency.

Epler, E.P.; Hanauer, S.H.; Oakes, L.C.

1959-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Extending metadata definitions by automatically extracting and organizing glossary definitions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Metadata descriptions of database contents are required to build and use systems that access and deliver data in response to user requests. When numerous heterogeneous databases are brought together in a single system, their various metadata formalizations ...

Eduard Hovy; Andrew Philpot; Judith Klavans; Ulrich Germann; Peter Davis; Samuel Popper

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Automatic iron cutting device using IEC61499 FBs editor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent years Distributed Control System (DCS) has been widely used in industrial manufacturing control systems. A new design methodology with open architecture for modeling industrial control systems has been developed by using a new international standard ... Keywords: DCS, FBDK, FBRT, IEC 61499, IPMCS, JVM, NETMASTER, PLC, SIFB, function block

Maryam Sadeghi

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

MODULAR ARCHITECTURE OF THE MICROFACTORIES FOR AUTOMATIC MICRO-ASSEMBLY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

". A "micromanufacturing system" is a production system which is able to achieve microproducts. We focus on manufacturing which is rather the subject of manual or assisted operations. In addition, we do not treat mass, the concept successfully tested in the manufacturing system, has a strategic place in the microworld

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

338

Dependency Analysis of Mobile Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose an Abstract Interpretation-based static analysis for automatically detecting the dependencies between the names linked to the agents of a mobile system. We focus our study on the mobile systems written in the ¿-calculus. We first refine the ...

Jérôme Feret

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Transducing logical relations from automatic and manual GLARF  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

GLARF relations are generated from treebank and parses for English, Chinese and Japanese. Our evaluation of system output for these input types requires consideration of multiple correct answers.

Adam Meyers; Michiko Kosaka; Heng Ji; Nianwen Xue; Mary Harper; Ang Sun; Wei Xu; Shasha Liao

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Automatic Fault Characterization via Abnormality-Enhanced Classification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Enterprise and high-performance computing systems are growing extremely large and complex, employing hundreds to hundreds of thousands of processors and software/hardware stacks built by many people across many organizations. As the growing scale of these machines increases the frequency of faults, system complexity makes these faults difficult to detect and to diagnose. Current system management techniques, which focus primarily on efficient data access and query mechanisms, require system administrators to examine the behavior of various system services manually. Growing system complexity is making this manual process unmanageable: administrators require more effective management tools that can detect faults and help to identify their root causes. System administrators need timely notification when a fault is manifested that includes the type of fault, the time period in which it occurred and the processor on which it originated. Statistical modeling approaches can accurately characterize system behavior. However, the complex effects of system faults make these tools difficult to apply effectively. This paper investigates the application of classification and clustering algorithms to fault detection and characterization. We show experimentally that naively applying these methods achieves poor accuracy. Further, we design novel techniques that combine classification algorithms with information on the abnormality of application behavior to improve detection and characterization accuracy. Our experiments demonstrate that these techniques can detect and characterize faults with 65% accuracy, compared to just 5% accuracy for naive approaches.

Bronevetsky, G; Laguna, I; de Supinski, B R

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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3D automatic anatomy segmentation based on iterative graph-cut-ASM  

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Purpose: This paper studies the feasibility of developing an automatic anatomy segmentation (AAS) system in clinical radiology and demonstrates its operation on clinical 3D images. Methods: The AAS system, the authors are developing consists of two main parts: object recognition and object delineation. As for recognition, a hierarchical 3D scale-based multiobject method is used for the multiobject recognition task, which incorporates intensity weighted ball-scale (b-scale) information into the active shape model (ASM). For object delineation, an iterative graph-cut-ASM (IGCASM) algorithm is proposed, which effectively combines the rich statistical shape information embodied in ASM with the globally optimal delineation capability of the GC method. The presented IGCASM algorithm is a 3D generalization of the 2D GC-ASM method that they proposed previously in Chen et al.[Proc. SPIE, 7259, 72590C1-72590C-8 (2009)]. The proposed methods are tested on two datasets comprised of images obtained from 20 patients (10 male and 10 female) of clinical abdominal CT scans, and 11 foot magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. The test is for four organs (liver, left and right kidneys, and spleen) segmentation, five foot bones (calcaneus, tibia, cuboid, talus, and navicular). The recognition and delineation accuracies were evaluated separately. The recognition accuracy was evaluated in terms of translation, rotation, and scale (size) error. The delineation accuracy was evaluated in terms of true and false positive volume fractions (TPVF, FPVF). The efficiency of the delineation method was also evaluated on an Intel Pentium IV PC with a 3.4 GHZ CPU machine. Results: The recognition accuracies in terms of translation, rotation, and scale error over all organs are about 8 mm, 10 deg. and 0.03, and over all foot bones are about 3.5709 mm, 0.35 deg. and 0.025, respectively. The accuracy of delineation over all organs for all subjects as expressed in TPVF and FPVF is 93.01% and 0.22%, and all foot bones for all subjects are 93.75% and 0.28%, respectively. While the delineations for the four organs can be accomplished quite rapidly with average of 78 s, the delineations for the five foot bones can be accomplished with average of 70 s. Conclusions: The experimental results showed the feasibility and efficacy of the proposed automatic anatomy segmentation system: (a) the incorporation of shape priors into the GC framework is feasible in 3D as demonstrated previously for 2D images; (b) our results in 3D confirm the accuracy behavior observed in 2D. The hybrid strategy IGCASM seems to be more robust and accurate than ASM and GC individually; and (c) delineations within body regions and foot bones of clinical importance can be accomplished quite rapidly within 1.5 min.

Chen, Xinjian; Bagci, Ulas [Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Building 10 Room 1C515, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-1182 and Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071 (China); Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Building 10 Room 1C515, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-1182 (United States)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

342

The Automatic Real-Time GRB Pipeline of the 2-m Liverpool Telescope  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The 2-m Liverpool Telescope (LT), owned by Liverpool John Moores University, is located in La Palma (Canary Islands) and operates in fully robotic mode. In 2005, the LT began conducting an automatic GRB follow-up program. On receiving an automatic GRB alert from a Gamma-Ray Observatory (Swift, INTEGRAL, HETE-II, IPN) the LT initiates a special override mode that conducts follow-up observations within 2-3 min of the GRB onset. This follow-up procedure begins with an initial sequence of short (10-s) exposures acquired through an r' band filter. These images are reduced, analyzed and interpreted automatically using pipeline software developed by our team called "LT-TRAP" (Liverpool Telescope Transient Rapid Analysis Pipeline); the automatic detection and successful identification of an unknown and potentially fading optical transient triggers a subsequent multi-color imaging sequence. In the case of a candidate brighter than r'=15, either a polarimetric (from 2006) or a spectroscopic observation (from 2007) will be triggered on the LT. If no candidate is identified, the telescope continues to obtain z', r' and i' band imaging with increasingly longer exposure times. Here we present a detailed description of the LT-TRAP and briefly discuss the illustrative case of the afterglow of GRB 050502a, whose automatic identification by the LT just 3 min after the GRB, led to the acquisition of the first early-time (< 1 hr) multi-color light curve of a GRB afterglow.

C. Guidorzi; A. Monfardini; A. Gomboc; C. J. Mottram; C. G. Mundell; I. A. Steele; D. Carter; M. F. Bode; R. J. Smith; S. N. Fraser; M. J. Burgdorf; A. M. Newsam

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract Developing usable and robust mixed reality systems requires unique human–computer interaction techniques and customized hardware systems. The design of the hardware is directed by the requirements of the rich 3D interactions that can be performed using immersive mobile MR systems. Geometry modeling and capture, navigational annotations, visualizations, and training simulations are all enhanced using augmented computer graphics. We present the design guidelines that have led us through 10 years of evolving mobile outdoor MR hardware systems.

Benjamin Avery; Ross T. Smith; Wayne Piekarski; Bruce H. Thomas

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Analysis of aggressive behaviours of pigs by automatic video recordings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Aggression among pigs in today's production systems results in negative impact on health and welfare of animals as well as on productivity of the systems. Precision Livestock Farming technology might potentially offer a possibility to monitor and reduce ... Keywords: Aggression, Behaviour, Phases, Pigs

Maciej Oczak, Gunel Ismayilova, Annamaria Costa, Stefano Viazzi, Lilia Thays Sonoda, Michaela Fels, Claudia Bahr, Jörg Hartung, Marcella Guarino, Daniel Berckmans, Erik Vranken

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Automatic tropical cyclone eye fix using genetic algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclones (TCs) are weather systems with vast destructive power. To forecast TC tracks, forecasters need to locate their circulation centers, or eyes. This eye fix process is often done manually in practice. Since subjective elements are involved ... Keywords: Genetic algorithm, Meteorological computing, Tropical cyclone eye fix, Weather forecasting, Weather system modeling

Ka Yan Wong; Chi Lap Yip; Ping Wah Li

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Tropical cyclone identification and tracking system using integrated neural oscillatory elastic graph matching and hybrid RBF network track mining techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an automatic and integrated neural network-based tropical cyclone (TC) identification and track mining system. The proposed system consists of two main modules: 1) TC pattern identification system using neural oscillatory elastic graph matching ...

R. S.T. Lee; J. N.K. Liu

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Definition extraction for glossary creation : a study on extracting definitions for semi-automatic glossary creation in Dutch.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The central topic of this thesis is the automatic extraction of definitions from text. Definition extraction can play a role in various applications including the… (more)

Westerhout, E.N.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Computer memory management system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A computer memory management system utilizing a memory structure system of "intelligent" pointers in which information related to the use status of the memory structure is designed into the pointer. Through this pointer system, The present invention provides essentially automatic memory management (often referred to as garbage collection) by allowing relationships between objects to have definite memory management behavior by use of coding protocol which describes when relationships should be maintained and when the relationships should be broken. In one aspect, the present invention system allows automatic breaking of strong links to facilitate object garbage collection, coupled with relationship adjectives which define deletion of associated objects. In another aspect, The present invention includes simple-to-use infinite undo/redo functionality in that it has the capability, through a simple function call, to undo all of the changes made to a data model since the previous `valid state` was noted.

Kirk, III, Whitson John (Greenwood, MO)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

A versatile and user-oriented versioning file system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

File versioning is a useful technique for recording a history of changes. Applications of versioning include backups and disaster recovery, as well as monitoring intruders' activities. Alas, modern systems do not include an automatic and easy-to-use ...

Kiran-Kumar Muniswamy-Reddy; Charles P. Wright; Andrew Himmer; Erez Zadok

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

A Hybrid System for Learning Sunspot Recognition and Classification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sunspots observation and classification are important tasks for solar astronomers. The activity of sunspots can give clues to the timing of solar flares and the solar weather in general. This paper describes a hybrid system for automatic sunspot recognition ...

Trung Thanh Nguyen; Claire P. Willis; Derek J. Paddon; Hung Son Nguyen

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Performance modeling of daylight integrated photosensor-controlled lighting systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Some building energy codes now require the incorporation of daylight into buildings and automatic photosensor-controlled switching or dimming of the electric lighting system in areas that receive daylight. This paper describes enhancements to the open-source ...

Richard G. Mistrick; Craig A. Casey

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Automatic Detection of Learner's Affect From Gross Body Language  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We explored the reliability of detecting learners' affect by monitoring their gross body language (body position and arousal) during interactions with an intelligent tutoring system called AutoTutor. Training and validation data on affective states were ...

Sidney D'Mello; Art Graesser

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

RAMASD: a semi-automatic method for designing agent organisations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Designing realistic multi-agent systems is a complex process, which involves specifying not only the functionality of individual agents, but also the authority relationships and lines of communication existing among them. In other words, designing a ...

Anthony Karageorgos; Nikolay Mehandjiev; Simon Thompson

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Nuggeteer: automatic nugget-based evaluation using descriptions and judgements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The TREC Definition and Relationship questions are evaluated on the basis of information nuggets that may be contained in system responses. Human evaluators provide informal descriptions of each nugget, and judgements (assignments of nuggets to responses) ...

Gregory Marton; Alexey Radul

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Scenario-Driven Automatic Pattern Recognition in Nowcasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how the construction of a knowledge-based system (KBS) to support nowcasting, can be used to guide and facilitate the development of objective pattern recognition algorithms for use with meteorological ...

Robert C. Mcarthur; James R. Davis; David Reynolds

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Automatic identification of teams in R and D  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a system for identifying persons who have proper skills to form a specialized team capable to execute self-managed projects of research and development. Such identification is based on techniques of textual information retrieval applied ...

Fabricio Enembreck; Edson Scalabrin; Cesar Tacla; Bráulio Ávila

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Ubiquitous Indoor Localization and Worldwide Automatic Construction of Floor Plans  

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Although GPS has been considered a ubiquitous outdoor localization technology, we are still far from a similar technology for indoor environments. While a number of technologies have been proposed for indoor localization, they are isolated efforts that are way from a true ubiquitous localization system. A ubiquitous indoor positioning system is envisioned to be deployed on a large scale worldwide, with minimum overhead, to work with heterogeneous devices, and to allow users to roam seamlessly from indoor to outdoor environments. Such a system will enable a wide set of applications including worldwide seamless direction finding between indoor locations, enhancing first responders' safety by providing anywhere localization and floor plans, and providing a richer environment for location-aware social networking applications. We describe an architecture for the ubiquitous indoor positioning system (IPS) and the challenges that have to be addressed to materialize it. We then focus on the feasibility of automating ...

Youssef, Moustafa; Elkhouly, Reem; Lotfy, Amal

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Automatic compiler techniques for thread coarsening for multithreaded architectures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multithreaded architectures are emerging as an important class of parallel machines. By allowing fast context switching between threads on the same processor, these systems hide communication and synchronization latencies and allow scalable parallelism ...

Gary M. Zoppetti; Gagan Agrawal; Lori Pollock; Jose Nelson Amaral; Xinan Tang; Guang Gao

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

AUTOMATIC MESH ADAPTIVITY FOR CADIS AND FW-CADIS NEUTRONICS MODELING OF DIFFICULT SHIELDING PROBLEMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The hybrid Monte Carlo/deterministic techniques CADIS and FW-CADIS dramatically increase the efficiency of neutronics modeling, but their use in the accurate design analysis of very large and geometrically complex nuclear systems has been restricted by the availability of computing resources for their preliminary deterministic calculations and the large computer memory requirements of their final Monte Carlo calculations. Three automatic mesh adaptivity algorithms were developed to reduce the memory requirements of CADIS and FW-CADIS without sacrificing their efficiency improvement. First, a macromaterial approach enhances the fidelity of the deterministic models without changing the mesh. Second, a deterministic mesh refinement algorithm generates meshes that capture as much geometric detail as possible without exceeding some maximum number of mesh elements. Finally, a weight window coarsening algorithm decouples the weight window mesh from the mesh of the deterministic calculations to remove the memory constraint of the weight window map from the deterministic mesh resolution. The three algorithms were used to calculate the prompt dose rate throughout the entire ITER experimental facility. Compared to a FW-CADIS calculation with the same weight window map memory requirement, using the three algorithms resulted in a 23.3% increase in the regions where the dose rates were calculated in a 10-day Monte Carlo calculation and, additionally, increased the efficiency of the Monte Carlo simulation by a factor of at least 3.4. The three algorithms enabled the accurate performance of this difficult global Monte Carlo calculation, which traditionally needed high performance computing, using a FW-CADIS simulation on a regular computer cluster.

Ibrahim, Ahmad M [ORNL; Wilson, P. [University of Wisconsin; Peplow, Douglas E. [ORNL; Mosher, Scott W [ORNL; Sawan, M. [University of Wisconsin; Wagner, John C [ORNL; Evans, Thomas M [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

PISCES: an expert system for coal fired power plant monitoring and diagnostics  

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Economics and safety are two of the primary factors that influence the efficient operation of today's complicated power plants. The use of a computer expert system to assist in automatic plant system surveillance and diagnostics can reduce the operation ...

Eddie S. Washington; Moonis Ali

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic addition of verbal semantic attributes to a Japanese-to-English valency transfer dictionary. TMI-99  

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The effectiveness of using the semantic attributes of verbs has been shown in various kinds of natural processing systems, such as machine translation systems. The addition of an attribute value is, however, time-consuming and must be performed by hand by an expert on the attribute value. In this paper, two methods for efficiently adding verbal semantic attributes to a Japanese-to-English valency transfer dictionary in a machine translation system are proposed and evaluated. One method involves a professional analyst mentally writing down decision-tree-like rules from process images when adding an attribute value to each dictionary entry. The other method involves automatically extracting a decision tree for adding attribute values from dictionary entries with semantic attribute values within a transfer dictionary using the decision tree learning program C5.0. We examine the key factors contributing towards the identification of an attribute value in the entries of the transfer dictionary. The proposed method is also applicable for adding semantic attributes effectively for dictionary entries of a bilingual dictionary within a machine translation system. 1

Hiromi Nakaiwa; Kayo Seki

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Automatic electrochemical ambient air monitor for chloride and chlorine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrochemical monitoring system has been provided for determining chloride and chlorine in air at levels of from about 10-1000 parts per billion. The chloride is determined by oxidation to chlorine followed by reduction to chloride in a closed system. Chlorine is determined by direct reduction at a platinum electrode in 6 M H.sub.2 SO.sub.4 electrolyte. A fully automated system is utilized to (1) acquire and store a value corresponding to electrolyte-containing impurities, (2) subtract this value from that obtained in the presence of air, (3) generate coulometrically a standard sample of chlorine mixed with air sample, and determine it as chlorine and/or chloride, and (4) calculate, display, and store for permanent record the ratio of the signal obtained from the air sample and that obtained with the standard.

Mueller, Theodore R. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1976-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

363

Adaptare: Supporting automatic and dependable adaptation in dynamic environments  

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Distributed protocols executing in uncertain environments, like the Internet or ambient computing systems, should dynamically adapt to environment changes in order to preserve Quality of Service (QoS). In earlier work, it was shown that QoS adaptation ... Keywords: Adaptation, dependability, probabilistic analysis, quality of service

Mônica Dixit; António Casimiro; Paolo Lollini; Andrea Bondavalli; Paulo Verissimo

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

DietCam: Automatic dietary assessment with mobile camera phones  

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Obesity has become a severe health problem in developed countries, and a healthy food intake has been recognized as the key factor for obesity prevention. This paper presents a mobile phone based system, DietCam, to help assess food intakes with few ... Keywords: Calorie estimation, Food intake assessment, Mobile phones

Fanyu Kong; Jindong Tan

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Automatic multi-interface management through profile handling  

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In the recent years, wireless communication systems have received increased interest in commercial applications. Different kind of wireless public access have become increasingly available in various areas like airports, stations and shopping centers ... Keywords: heterogeneous networks, profile management, ubiquitous computing, vertical handover middleware

Jean-Marie Bonnin; Imed Lassoued; Zied Ben Hamouda

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Secure SMS based automatic device pairing approach for mobile phones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bluetooth is recognized as one of the efficient way of data transmission at short distances wirelessly. Despite the fact that Bluetooth is widely accepted wireless standard for data transmission, there are also some security issues associated with Bluetooth. ... Keywords: global system for mobiles (GSM), mobile device pairing, out of band (OOB) channel, short messaging service (SMS)

Shoohira Aftab, Amna Khalid, Asad Raza, Haider Abbas

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Automatic mobility status estimation in wireless self-organised networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks and ubiquitous computing are rapidly increasing in popularity and diversity. For many applications of these systems the mobility status of devices forms part of the operating context on which self-organisation is based. This ... Keywords: Lévy Flights, Mobility models and metrics, Reinforcement learning, Self-detection of mobility, Wireless sensor networks

Richard Anthony; Mona Ghassemian

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Automatic lighting controls demonstration: Long-term results  

SciTech Connect

An advanced electronically ballasted lighting control system was installed in a portion of an office building to measure the energy and demand savings. The lighting control system used an integrated lighting control scenario that included daylight following, lumen depreciation correction, and scheduling. The system reduced lighting energy on weekdays by 62% and 51% in the north and south daylit zones, respectively, compared to a reference zone that did not have controls. During the summer, over 75% energy savings were achieved on weekdays in the north daylit zone. Even in the south interior zone, which benefitted lime from daylight, correction strategies and adjustment of the aisleway lights to a low level resulted in energy use of only half that of the reference zone. Although, in general, the savings varied over the year due to changing daylight conditions, the energy reduction achieved with controls could be fit using a simple analytical model. Significant savings also occurred during core operating hours when it is more expensive to supply and use energy. Compared to the usage in the reference zone, energy reductions of 49%, 44%, and 62% were measured in the south daylight, south interior, and north daylight zones, respectively, during core operating hours throughout the year. Lighting energy usage on weekends decreased dramatically in the zones with controls, with the usage in the north daylit zone only 10% that of the reference zone. A simple survey developed to assess occupant response to the lighting control system showed that the occupants were satisfied with the light levels provided.

Rubinstein, F. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States))

1991-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

369

Applying an automatic approach for showing up the hidden themes in financial marketing research (1961-2010)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper analyses the academic research conducted in financial marketing from 1961 to 2010. To do so, an automatic approach for detecting and visualising the hidden themes is applied. This automatic approach, based on co-word analysis, combines performance ... Keywords: Bank marketing, Bibliometric study, Co-word analysis, Conceptual evolution, Emerging trends, Financial marketing research

Francisco Muñoz-Leiva; Juan Sánchez-Fernández; Francisco J. Liébana-Cabanillas; Antonio Gabriel López-Herrera

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING MONITORING SYSTEM  

SciTech Connect

An automatic conveyor-type laundry monitoring system, whlch monitors laboratory coats and coveralls for both alpha and beta-gamma contamination, was developed and installed at the Hanford Laundry Facility to improve monitoring efficiency and control. The instrument employs eight alpha and seven beta-gamma scintillation large-area detectors, a garment conveyor, solid state circuitry, and appropriate signaling devices. Oarments are manually placed on hangers which are then placed onto an automatic loading mechanism. Each garment is conveyed past detectors where it is monitored for beta-gamma and alpha contamination. Contaminated garments are rejected and dropped into a special contniner if spot contamination exceeds 1000 disintegrations per minute (dis/min) of alpha or 5000 dis/min of mixed fission products. The garments which are not rejected pass through for folding and distribution. The system, which requires only one attendant, can effectively monitor 500 garments per standard shift. System operation was fully successful for ten months. (auth)

Rankin, M.O.; Spear, W.G.

1963-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Automatic Mapping of Social Networks of Actors from Text Corpora: Time Series Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To illustrate the WORDij approach to automatic social network identification from large volumes of text, this research mined the social networks among President Clinton’s cabinet members (n=24)and also President G.W. Bush’s cabinet members ... Keywords: Time Series Data Mining

James A. Danowski; Noah T. Cepela

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

AQuSyNA-matlab application for automatic quantification of sympathetic nerve activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main goal of this paper is to present the way we implement the method for automated quantification of sympathetic nerve activity. The implemented method belongs to the techniques based on the objective detection criteria and has user friendly application ... Keywords: automatic quantification, sympathetic neural activity

Mili Turic; Mirjana Bonkovic; Suzana Cecic

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Development of an Automatic Method for Americium and Plutonium Separation and  

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hydrochloric acid, and then plutonium is separated via on-column Pu- (IV) reduction to Pu(III) with titanium, and Elution of Pu. Plutonium in nitric medium presents a distribution relationship much higher thanDevelopment of an Automatic Method for Americium and Plutonium Separation and Preconcentration

Sánchez, David

374

Automatic design of artificial neural networks and associative memories for pattern classification and pattern restoration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this note we present our most recent advances in the automatic design of artificial neural networks (ANNs) and associative memories (AMs) for pattern classification and pattern recall. Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Differential Evolution (DE), ... Keywords: artificial neural networks, associative memories, evolutionary programming

Humberto Sossa; Beatriz A. Garro; Juan Villegas; Carlos Avilés; Gustavo Olague

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

A comparative study on automatic audio-visual fusion for aggression detection using meta-information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multimodal fusion is a complex topic. For surveillance applications audio-visual fusion is very promising given the complementary nature of the two streams. However, drawing the correct conclusion from multi-sensor data is not straightforward. In previous ... Keywords: Audio-visual fusion, Automatic surveillance, Context-based fusion, Meta-information

I. Lefter, L. J. M. Rothkrantz, G. J. Burghouts

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, VOL. , NO. , 200 1 An automatized frequency analysis for vine plot  

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GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, VOL. , NO. , 200 1 An automatized frequency analysis for vine plot detection and delineation in remote sensing Carole Delenne, Gilles Rabatel and Michel high spatial resolution remotely sensed data. About 89% of vine plots are detected corresponding

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

377

Towards automatic fine-grained semantic classification of verb-noun collocations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Plain lists of collocations as provided to date by most approaches to automatic acquisition of collocations from corpora are useful as a resource for dictionary construction. However, their use is rather limited in the case of NLP-applications such as ...

Leo Wanner

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Automatic segmentation of human facial tissue by MRI-CT fusion: A feasibility study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this study was to develop automatic image segmentation methods to segment human facial tissue which contains very thin anatomic structures. The segmentation output can be used to construct a more realistic human face model for a variety of ... Keywords: Bayesian, Data fusion, Human facial tissue, Level Sets, Medical image segmentation, Partial volume

Emre H. Kale; Erkan U. Mumcuoglu; Salih Hamcan

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Automatic segmentation of the left ventricle cavity and myocardium in MRI data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel approach for the automatic segmentation has been developed to extract the epi-cardium and endo-cardium boundaries of the left ventricle (lv) of the heart. The developed segmentation scheme takes multi-slice and multi-phase magnetic resonance ... Keywords: Clustering, Left ventricle, Level-set, MRI, Myocardium, Segmentation

M. Lynch; O. Ghita; P. F. Whelan

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

An algorithm for automatic base station placement in cellular network deployment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The optimal base station placement is a serious task in cellular wireless networks. In this paper we propose a method that automatically distributes the base stations on a studied scenario, maintaining coverage requirement and enabling the transmission ... Keywords: capacity, cellular network planning, coverage

István Törös; Péter Fazekas

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OpenAD/F: A Modular Open-Source Tool for Automatic Differentiation of Fortran Codes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Open/ADF tool allows the evaluation of derivatives of functions defined by a Fortran program. The derivative evaluation is performed by a Fortran code resulting from the analysis and transformation of the original program that defines the function ... Keywords: Automatic differentiation, adjoint compiler, source transformation

Jean Utke; Uwe Naumann; Mike Fagan; Nathan Tallent; Michelle Strout; Patrick Heimbach; Chris Hill; Carl Wunsch

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

A new physics engine with automatic process distribution between CPU-GPU  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Graphics Processing Units or simply GPUs have evolved into extremely powerful and flexible processors. This flexibility and power have allowed new concepts in general purpose computation to emerge. This paper presents a new architecture for physics ... Keywords: GPGPU, automatic distribution, game loops, physics simulation

Mark Joselli; Esteban Clua; Anselmo Montenegro; Aura Conci; Paulo Pagliosa

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Copyright 2010 IEEE. Reprinted from: Toward PMU-Based Robust Automatic Voltage  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

) and Automatic Flow Control (AFC) IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 2010, Minneapolis, MN USA for scheduling resources given demand forecast, and by relying on an automated feedback to ensure that voltage-responsive demand. It is no longer possible to schedule for accurate forecast and not adjust settings of key

384

Revisiting the Steam-Boiler Case Study with LUTESS : Modeling for Automatic Test Generation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Revisiting the Steam-Boiler Case Study with LUTESS : Modeling for Automatic Test Generation. In this paper, we apply this modeling principle to a well known case study, the steam boiler problem which has model and to assess the difficulty of such a process in a realistic case study. The steam boiler case

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

385

Automatic collecting technique of low frequency electromagnetic signals and its application in earthquake study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two methods to automatically collect disturbed ultra low frequency electromagnetic signals before strong earthquakes were developed in this paper, in which one is only related to the spectrum intensity of electric field, and another is additionally combined ... Keywords: Chile earthquake, DEMETER, fractal property, multi parameters, ultra low frequency electromagnetic emission

Xuemin Zhang; Roberto Battiston; Xuhui Shen; Zhima Zeren; Xinyan Ouyang; Jiadong Qian; Jing Liu; Jianping Huang; Yuanqing Miao

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Automatic detection of lithologic boundaries using the Walsh transform: A case study from the KTB borehole  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An automatic method of lithologic boundary detection based on Walsh transform theory is developed and applied to the German Continental Deep Drilling Project (KTB) borehole well log data. Walsh functions are natural choices for describing binary waveforms; ... Keywords: Borehole geophysics, KTB, Low-pass filtering, Rock boundary detection, Walsh transforms

Saumen Maiti; R. K. Tiwari

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Self-powered automatic secondary air controllers for woodstoves and small furnaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to the regulation of combustion in woodstoves, small furnaces and the like, so as to produce efficient combustion, while maximizing the possible heat output and minimizing air pollution. More specifically, the invention relates to controllers for automatically regulating and the supply of secondary combustion air to woodstoves, small furnaces or the like. 9 figs.

Siemer, D.D.

1989-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

388

Differential automatic diagnosis between Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia based on perfusion SPECT images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Objective: Alzheimer's disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are among the most frequent neurodegenerative cognitive disorders, but their differential diagnosis is difficult. The aim of this study was to evaluate an automatic method returning ... Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, Brain SPECT, Computer-aided diagnosis, Frontotemporal dementia, k-Nearest neighbours

Jean-François Horn; Marie-Odile Habert; Aurélie Kas; Zoulikha Malek; Philippe Maksud; Lucette Lacomblez; Alain Giron; Bernard Fertil

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

An Automatic Recording Raingage Network for a Cloud-Seeding Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The CSIRO Division of Cloud Physics has designed and built 103 automatic recording raingages, at a cost of about $US600 each, for use in a cloud-seeding experiment. Each unit consists of a siphoned tipping bucket interfaced to a monophonic ...

D. A. Parkin; W. D. King; D. E. Shaw

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Automatic Extraction of English-Korean Translations for Constitu-ents of Technical Terms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automatic Extraction of English-Korean Translations for Constitu- ents of Technical Terms Jong* Technical terms are linguistic realiza- tion of a domain concept and their con- stituents are a component used for representing the concept. Many techni- cal terms are usually multi-word terms

391

Automatic Collection of Related Terms from the Web Satoshi Sato and Yasuhiro Sasaki  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automatic Collection of Related Terms from the Web Satoshi Sato and Yasuhiro Sasaki Graduate School@pine.kuee.kyoto-u.ac.jp Abstract This paper proposes a method of collect- ing a dozen terms that are closely re- lated to a given seed term. The proposed method consists of three steps. The first step, compiling corpus step, collects

392

An automatic method of creating valency entries using plain bilingual dictionaries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we introduce a fully automatic method to extend an existing rich bilingual valency dictionary by using information from multiple plain bilingual dictionaries. We evaluate our method using a translation regression test, and get an improvement of 7%. 1

Sanae Fujita; Francis Bond

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Automatic prediction of individual performance from "thin slices" of social behavior  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper targets the automatic detection of individual performances in group tasks by means of short sequences, "thin slices", of nonverbal behavior. We designed our task as a classification one. We also investigated the relevance of social context ... Keywords: intelligent environments, performance prediction, small group interaction, support vector machines

Bruno Lepri; Nadia Mana; Alessandro Cappelletti; Fabio Pianesi

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Automatic summarization of MEDLINE citations for evidence-based medical treatment: A topic-oriented evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As the number of electronic biomedical textual resources increases, it becomes harder for physicians to find useful answers at the point of care. Information retrieval applications provide access to databases; however, little research has been done on ... Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Automatic summarization, Evaluation, Evidence-based medicine, Knowledge representation, Natural language processing, Semantic processing

Marcelo Fiszman; Dina Demner-Fushman; Halil Kilicoglu; Thomas C. Rindflesch

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Automatic Detection of Geomagnetic Jerks by Applying a Statistical Time Series Model  

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Automatic Detection of Geomagnetic Jerks by Applying a Statistical Time Series Model to Geomagnetic@ism.ac.jp 3 Data Analysis Center for Geomagnetism and Space Magnetism, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto. A geomagnetic jerk is de#12;ned as a sudden change in the trend of the time derivative of geomagnetic secular

Higuchi, Tomoyuki

396

AUTOMATIC SCENE RELIGHTING FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING Stephen Mangiat and Jerry Gibson  

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AUTOMATIC SCENE RELIGHTING FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING Stephen Mangiat and Jerry Gibson Electrical by learning the pho- tometric mapping between a lower exposure and desired ex- posure created using High video conferencing (VC) usage has risen dramati- cally in recent years, widespread adoption is still

Liebling, Michael

397

Automatically building 2D statistical shapes using the topology preservation model GNG  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Image segmentation is very important in computer based image interpretation and it involves the labeling of the image so that the labels correspond to real world objects. In this study, we utilise a novel approach to automatically segment out the ventricular ...

José García Rodríguez; Anastassia Angelopoulou; Alexandra Psarrou; Kenneth Revett

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

2007 Special Issue: Automatic speech recognition using a predictive echo state network classifier  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have combined an echo state network (ESN) with a competitive state machine framework to create a classification engine called the predictive ESN classifier. We derive the expressions for training the predictive ESN classifier and show that the model ... Keywords: Automatic speech recognition, Echo state network, Mixture of experts, Noise robustness

Mark D. Skowronski; John G. Harris

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Simulation-based automatic generation of signomial and posynomial performance models for analog integrated circuit sizing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a method to automatically generate posynomial response surface models for the performance parameters of analog integrated circuits. The posynomial models enable the use of efficient geometric programming techniques for circuit sizing ... Keywords: analog circuit modeling, design of experiments, geometric programming, posynomial and signomial response surface modeling

Walter Daems; Georges Gielen; Willy Sansen

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Real-time automatic license plate recognition for CCTV forensic applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose an efficient real-time automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) framework, particularly designed to work on CCTV video footage obtained from cameras that are not dedicated to the use in ALPR. At present, in license plate detection, tracking ... Keywords: CCTV video footage, License plate recognition, Surveillance, Traffic monitoring, Video indexing

M. S. Sarfraz, A. Shahzad, Muhammad A. Elahi, M. Fraz, I. Zafar, E. A. Edirisinghe

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AUTOMATIC HEART ISOLATION FOR CT CORONARY VISUALIZATION USING G. Funka-Lea1  

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AUTOMATIC HEART ISOLATION FOR CT CORONARY VISUALIZATION USING GRAPH-CUTS G. Funka-Lea1 , Y. Boykov3 isolate the outer surface of the entire heart in Computer Tomogra- phy (CT) cardiac scans. Isolating the entire heart allows the coronary vessels on the surface of the heart to be easily visu- alized despite

Boykov, Yuri

402

Using Multicomplex Variables for Automatic Computation of High-Order Derivatives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The computations of the high-order partial derivatives in a given problem are often cumbersome or not accurate. To combat such shortcomings, a new method for calculating exact high-order sensitivities using multicomplex numbers is presented. Inspired ... Keywords: Sensitivity analysis, automatic differentiation, high-order derivatives, multicomplex numbers, multicomplex step differentiation, overloading

Gregory Lantoine; Ryan P. Russell; Thierry Dargent

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the utility of heat collectors in reducing the response time of automatic fire sprinklers located in production modules of Building 707  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several of the ten production Modules in Building 707 at the Department of Energy Rocky Flats Plant recently underwent an alteration which can adversely affect the performance of the installed automatic fire sprinkler systems. The Modules have an approximate floor to ceiling height of 17.5 ft. The alterations involved removing the drop ceilings in the Modules which had been at a height of 12 ft above the floor. The sprinkler systems were originally installed with the sprinkler heads located below the drop ceiling in accordance with the nationally recognized NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Automatic Sprinkler Systems. The ceiling removal affects the sprinkler`s response time and also violates NFPA 13. The scope of this study included evaluation of the feasibility of utilizing heat collectors to reduce the delays in sprinkler response created by the removal of the drop ceilings. The study also includes evaluation of substituting quick response sprinklers for the standard sprinklers currently in place, in combination with a heat collector.

Shanley, J.H. Jr.; Budnick, E.K. Jr. [Hughes Associates, Inc., Wheaton, MD (United States)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Analysis of Automatic Control Data for Storage Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bulk energy storage devices and fleets of electric vehicles are being proposed as a resource for regulation services. To use energy storage for regulation services, energy storage is expected to operate seamlessly, in concert with existing regulation resources and existing regulation operation processes. This project identified, collected, and initially analyzed operating data from the California Independent System Operator (ISO) to address the use of energy storage for regulation ...

2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

405

A computer-aided MFCC-based HMM system for automatic auscultation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Auscultation, the act of listening to the sounds of internal organs, is a valuable medical diagnostic tool. Auscultation methods provide the information about a vast variety of internal body sounds originated by various organs such as heart, lungs, bowel, ... Keywords: Heart sounds, Hidden Markov model (HMM), Mel-frequency cepstral coefficient (MFCC), Phono-cardiogram

Sunita Chauhan; Ping Wang; Chu Sing Lim; V. Anantharaman

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

An automatic group composition system for composing collaborative learning groups using enhanced particle swarm optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One goal of collaborative learning is to maximize the learning performance of all participating students. In order to achieve this aim, the first step is to consider how to assist instructors in forming well-structured collaborative learning groups with ... Keywords: Cooperative/collaborative learning, Evaluation methodologies, Public spaces and computing

Yen-Ting Lin; Yueh-Min Huang; Shu-Chen Cheng

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

The ExoVM System for Automatic VM and Application Reduction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

its footprint in the standard VM, and the next row for itsits footprint in the standard VM, and the next row for its

Titzer, B L; Joshua Auerbach; David F. Bacon; Palsberg, J

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

WuKong: automatically detecting and localizing bugs that manifest at large system scales  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A key challenge in developing large scale applications is finding bugs that are latent at the small scales of testing, but manifest themselves when the application is deployed at a large scale. Here, we ascribe a dual meaning to "large scale"---it could ... Keywords: feature reconstruction, program behavior prediction, scale-dependent bug

Bowen Zhou; Jonathan Too; Milind Kulkarni; Saurabh Bagchi

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

A semi-automatic text-based semantic video annotation system for Turkish facilitating multilingual retrieval  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is commonly acknowledged that ever-increasing video archives should be conveniently indexed with the conveyed semantic information to facilitate later video retrieval. Domain-independent semantic video indexing is usually carried out through manual ... Keywords: Information extraction, Multilingual video retrieval, Named entity recognition, Semantic video indexing, Video retrieval

Dilek KüçüK; Adnan Yaz?C?

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Development of Adaptive Signal Control (ASC) Based on Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) System and Its Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rail Transit at Grade Crossings. Transportation Researchfor future research. 3.2 Background SPRINTER Rail TransitRail Grade Crossings and Intersections. UC Berkeley, PATH Research

Wu, Guoyuan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

June 12, 2006 AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS AND WATER BASED FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS  

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Cost Actual FY Reconciled Cost* 2007 41 9 110 $30,351.46 $39,651.85 $162,515.63 2008 35 12 59 $44 of the Quarter Award 2010 state Fire Marshal's conference NFPA 101 life safety code course Corrected compliance drills EH&S fire extinguisher trainer Installation of building lay-out maps OSHA 10 Hour Training NFPA 70

412

IESID: Automatic system for monitoring ground deformation on the Deception Island volcano (Antarctica)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When establishing the relative distance between two GNSS-GPS stations with sub-centimeter accuracy, it is necessary to have auxiliary data, some of which can only be collected some time after the moment of measurement. However, for monitoring highly-active ... Keywords: Antarctica, GNSS-GPS satellite geodesy, Volcano monitoring

Luis Miguel Peci; Manuel Berrocoso; RaúL PáEz; Alberto FernáNdez-Ros; AmóS De Gil

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Neighborhood Watch: Security and Privacy Analysis of Automatic Meter Reading Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in research and development in smartgrid technologies, startups, and research activities. · Over 24 months

Xu, Wenyuan

414

Neural daylight control system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The paper describes the design, the implementation of a neural controller used in an automatic daylight control system. The automatic lighting control system (ALCS) attempt to maintain constant the illuminance at the desired level on working plane even if the daylight contribution is variable. Therefore, the daylight will represent the perturbation signal for the ALCS. The mathematical model of process is unknown. The applied structure of control need the inverse model of process. For this purpose it was used other artificial neural network (ANN) which identify the inverse model of process in an on-line manner. In fact, this ANN identify the inverse model of process + the perturbation signal. In this way the learning signal for neural controller has a better accuracy for the present application.

Grif, Horatiu Stefan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

A human factors engineering approach to biomedical decision making: A new role for automatic target recognizer technologies  

SciTech Connect

This report identifies the key features noted as requirements in the diagnostic decision-making process of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) cardiac imaging. The report discusses the critical issues that create the basic system framework for design of an automatic target recognizer (ATR) algorithm prototype to support diagnosis of coronary artery disease. Candidate feature discovery algorithms that may form the basis of future work include Adaptive Resonance Theory and Bayesian Decision Network. A framework for the practitioner-Human-System-Interface would include baseline patient history and demographic data; reference cardiac imagery history; and current overlay imagery to provide complementary information (i.e., coronary angiography, echocardiography, and SPECT images). The goal is to design a prototype that would represent a fused present and historical {open_quotes}whole{close_quotes} functional, structural, and physiologic cardiac patient model. This framework decision-assisting platform would be available to practitioner and student alike, with no {open_quotes}real-world{close_quotes} consequences.

Sobel, A.L.; Stalker, K.T.; Yee, A.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Automatic segmentation of histological structures in mammary gland tissue sections  

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Real-time three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of epithelial structures in human mammary gland tissue blocks mapped with selected markers would be an extremely helpful tool for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment planning. Besides its clear clinical application, this tool could also shed a great deal of light on the molecular basis of breast cancer initiation and progression. In this paper we present a framework for real-time segmentation of epithelial structures in two-dimensional (2D) images of sections of normal and neoplastic mammary gland tissue blocks. Complete 3D rendering of the tissue can then be done by surface rendering of the structures detected in consecutive sections of the blocks. Paraffin embedded or frozen tissue blocks are first sliced, and sections are stained with Hematoxylin and Eosin. The sections are then imaged using conventional bright field microscopy and their background is corrected using a phantom image. We then use the Fast-Marching algorithm to roughly extract the contours of the different morphological structures in the images. The result is then refined with the Level-Set method which converges to an accurate (sub-pixel) solution for the segmentation problem. Finally, our system stacks together the 2D results obtained in order to reconstruct a 3D representation of the entire tissue block under study. Our method is illustrated with results from the segmentation of human and mouse mammary gland tissue samples.

Fernandez-Gonzalez, Rodrigo; Deschamps, Thomas; Idica, Adam K.; Malladi, Ravikanth; Ortiz de Solorzano, Carlos

2004-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

417

Method and apparatus for automatically tracking a workpiece surface. [Patents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Laser cutting concepts and apparatus have been developed for cutting the shroud of the core fuel subassemblies. However, much care must be taken in the accuracy of the cutting since the fuel rods within the shroud often become warped and are forced into direct contact with the shroud in random regions. Thus, in order to cut the nuclear fuel rod shroud accurately so as not to puncture the cladding of the fuel rods, and to insure optimal cutting efficiency and performance, the focal point of beam need be maintained accurately at the workpiece surface. It becomes necessary to detect deviations in the level of the workpiece surface accurately in connection with the cutting process. Therefore, a method and apparatus for tracking the surface of a workpiece being cut by a laser beam coming from a focus head assembly is disclosed which includes two collimated laser beams directed onto the work-piece surface at spaced points by beam directing optics in generally parallel planes of incidence. A shift in spacing between the two points is detected by means of a video camera system and processed by a computer to yield a workpiece surface displacement signal which is input to a motor which raises or lowers the beam focus head accordingly.

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1981-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

418

An intelligent power system stabilizer based hybrid fuzzy learning algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work aims to develop two adaptive fuzzy control techniques applied on excitation control system for turbo- Alternators, to simulate an Automatic Voltage Regulator and Power Systems Stabilizer (AVR-PSS) in transient stability power system analysis: ... Keywords: ANFIS, AVR - PSS, PID control, fuzzy controller, hybrid learning algorithm, power system stability and robustness, turbo-alternators and excitation

Abdellatif Naceri; Ahmed Massoum; Mohamed Abid

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

The CADE-23 Automated Theorem Proving System Competition - CASC-23  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The CADE ATP System Competition (CASC) is an annual evaluation of fully automatic, classical logic Automated Theorem Proving (ATP) systems. CASC-23 was the sixteenth competition in the CASC series. Thirty-six ATP systems and system variants competed ... Keywords: Automated theorem proving, competition

Geoff Sutcliffe

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

The CADE-21 automated theorem proving system competition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The CADE ATP system competition (CASC) is an annual evaluation of fully automatic, first order Automated Theorem Proving (ATP) systems. CASC-21 was the twelfth competition in the CASC series. Twenty ATP systems and system variants competed in the various ... Keywords: Competition, automated theorem proving

Geoff Sutcliffe

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Augmenting Manual Dictionaries for Statistical Machine Translation Systems  

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We show that the usefulness of manually created dictionaries can be enhanced for a statistical machine translation system when new translations are automatically added which are simple morphological transformations (plural forms, different verb inflections) of the original. Further improvement is possible when assigning probabilities to the lexicon entries. We describe a method to do this on the basis of an automatically trained statistical lexicon. Experimental results are given for Chinese to English translation tasks and show a significant improvement in translation quality.

Stephan Vogel; Christian Monson

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Identifying Software Usage at HPC Centers with the Automatic Library Tracking Database  

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A library tracking database has been developed to monitor software/library usage. This Automatic Library Tracking Database (ALTD) automatically and transparently stores, into a database, information about the libraries linked into an application at compilation time and also the executables launched in a batch job. Information gathered into the database can then be mined to provide reports. Analyzing the results from the data collected will help to identify, for example, the most frequently used and the least used libraries and codes, and those users that are using deprecated libraries or applications. We will illustrate the usage of libraries and executables on the Cray XT platforms hosted at the National Institute for Computational Sciences and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (both located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory).

Hadri, Bilel [ORNL; Fahey, Mark R [ORNL; Jones, Nicholas A [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

A field demonstration of automatic restroom ventilation control to reduce energy consumption  

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This report documents the motion sensor evaluation task for the Hanford Energy Management Committee (HEMC) performed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) to support the energy reduction mission. The study included installing automatic exhaust ventilation controls in the restrooms of the 1103 Building, 100N area. The goal of this task was to measure the benefit of automatically controlling exhaust ventilation in restrooms of an office building on the Hanford Site. The HEMC belief is that the value of controlling the fans is not limited to the power consumed by the fans, but also includes the value invested to condition (heat or cool) the makeup air. The air exhausted to the exterior of the building must ultimately be replaced by unconditioned air from the outside. This outside air must then by conditioned to maintain the comfort of building occupants. 6 figs., 1 tab.

Doggett, W.H.; Merrick, S.B.; Richman, E.E.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Using a MaxEnt Classifier for the Automatic Content Scoring of Free-Text Responses  

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Criticisms against multiple-choice item assessments in the USA have prompted researchers and organizations to move towards constructed-response (free-text) items. Constructed-response (CR) items pose many challenges to the education community - one of which is that they are expensive to score by humans. At the same time, there has been widespread movement towards computer-based assessment and hence, assessment organizations are competing to develop automatic content scoring engines for such items types - which we view as a textual entailment task. This paper describes how MaxEnt Modeling is used to help solve the task. MaxEnt has been used in many natural language tasks but this is the first application of the MaxEnt approach to textual entailment and automatic content scoring.

Sukkarieh, Jana Z. [Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton NJ 08541 (United States)

2011-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

425

EVALUATION OF AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING IN THE FLUORIDE VOLATILITY PILOT PLANT  

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Automatic data logging and digital-computer techniques were evaluated in the ORNL Fluoride Volatiltty Pilot Plant, The data reduction sequence consisted of encoding plant signals from conventional instrumentation, digitizing the encoded signals with an on-line automatic data logger, and processing the logged data off-line with a digital computer. Data reduction and computational codes were useful in disseminating process data, with photographic curve plots being the most efficient means. Considerable difficulty was experienced with logger output errors, which complicated the data processing and frequently resulted in erroneous results. After continuous operation of the data-processing sequence for 12 months it was concluded that output from a data logger is of limited use without recourse to a computer, loading of raw logger data to the computer and subsequent conversion to a useful form (engineering units) can account for up to 70% of total computer charges, and some backup to automatic data logging, either as continuous or manual recording, may be desirable because logger downtime may be as much as 5%. The use of the data reduction sequence will be continued in the pilot plant. Expanding the sequence to include on-line computation and process control features is not justified because of process limitations. (auth)

Moncrief, E. C.; Hill, M. C.

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Utilizing automatically collected data to infer travel behavior : a case study of the East London Line extension  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Utilizing automatically collected data sources, this research strengthens the understanding of changes in user travel behavior caused by the introduction of the extended East London Line (ELL) into London's public ...

Muhs, Kevin J. (Kevin Joseph)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

On the relevance of automatically selected single-voxel MRS and multimodal MRI and MRSI features for brain tumour differentiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to evaluate the relevance of magnetic resonance (MR) features selected by automatic feature selection techniques to build classifiers for differential diagnosis and tissue segmentation two data sets containing MR spectroscopy data from patients ... Keywords: ANOVA, ARD, Ala, Automatic feature selection, Brain tumour, CSF, Cho, Cr, Differential diagnosis, Gd, Glc, Glx, Gly, HLSVD, LDA, LS-SVM, Lac, Lip, MR, MRI, MRS, MRSI, NAA, PD, PRESS, QDA, STEAM, SVM, TE, TM, TR, Tau, mI

Geert J. Postma; Jan Luts; Albert J. Idema; Margarida Julií-Sapé; Ángel Moreno-Torres; Witek Gajewicz; Johan A. K. Suykens; Arend Heerschap; Sabine Van Huffel; Lutgarde M. C. Buydens

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

The frequency of total use of manual and automatic low-consumption fixtures in the Langford Architecture Building at Texas A&M University  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Energy Policy Act of 1992 mandated that bathroom plumbing fixtures manufactured in the United States after January 1, 1994 meet standards for maximum water consumption. Manufacturers have developed low-consumption valves to meet these standards. The performance of low-consumption fixtures has become an important issue for facilities managers because the water saving by retrofitting low-consumption fixtures is significant. The fixtures in the Langford Architecture Building A, Texas A&M University were used to conduct this study. An acoustic information retrieval system was utilized to collect the sound signals of each fixture and a speech recognition system was utilized to identify which fixture was in use. The data from this study were analyzed to determine whether location of fixture and type of fixture�manual or automatic�caused a significant difference in frequency of use.

Chung, Woo Sung

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

On Using First-Order Theorem Provers in the Jahob Data Structure Verification System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents our integration of efficient resolution-based theorem provers into the Jahob data structure verification system. Our experimental results show that this approach enables Jahob to automatically ...

Bouillaguet, Charles

2006-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

430

A systemic approach to the preservation of audio documents: methodology and software tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents amethodology for the preservation of audio documents, the operational protocol that acts as the methodology, and an original open source software system that supports and automatizes several tasks along the process. The methodology ...

Federica Bressan, Sergio Canazza

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

A systems approach to identifying aircraft equipage requirements, benefits, and risks of ADS-B applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is considered to be a crucial part of the next generation of air transportation systems worldwide. Developing mature ADS-B applications which provide stakeholders with ...

Jenkins, Marisa Rachael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Harnessing waste heat and reducing wasted lighting : three mechanical structures for efficient energy systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis presents three mechanical structures designed for efficient energy systems. In [3], Cooley presents a modification of a fluorescent lamp which allows it to detect nearby occupants and dim itself automatically. ...

Stronger, Brad A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Monitoring Mesoscale Convective Cloud Systems Associated with Heavy Storms Using Meteosat Imagery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, an automatic algorithm for monitoring areas of cold cloud tops within mesoscale convective systems that produced floods in Greece is developed. The technique is based on Meteosat infrared and water vapor images. The purpose of the ...

Haralambos Feidas; Constantinos Cartalis

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Classified Ads Harvesting Agent and Notification System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The shift from an information society to a knowledge society require rapid information harvesting, reliable search and instantaneous on demand delivery. Information extraction agents are used to explore and collect data available from Web, in order to effectively exploit such data for business purposes, such as automatic news filtering, advertisement or product searching and price comparing. In this paper, we develop a real-time automatic harvesting agent for adverts posted on Servihoo web portal and an SMS-based notification system. It uses the URL of the web portal and the object model, i.e., the fields of interests and a set of rules written using the HTML parsing functions to extract latest adverts information. The extraction engine executes the extraction rules and stores the information in a database to be processed for automatic notification. This intelligent system helps to tremendously save time. It also enables users or potential product buyers to react more quickly to changes and newly posted sales...

Doomun, Razvi; Nadeem, Auleear; Aukin, Mozafar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Adapting fair information practices to low cost RFID systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. Within the coming years, low cost radio frequency identification (RFID) systems are expected to become commonplace throughout the business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketplace. Much of the work to date on these systems pertains to systems engineering and electronic product code issues. This paper discusses ways to ensure personal privacy, and presents policies and technologies that could limit abuse. Introduction to RFID “Automatic Identification ” (Auto-ID) describes a wide class of technologies used for automatically identifying objects, individuals, and locations. Typical Auto-ID systems assign a code to a product model or type. This code can then be automatically read and manipulated by an information processing system. The Universal Product Code (UPC) / European Article Number (EAN) bar code present on most consumer

Simson L. Garfinkel

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Automatic Shader . . .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Current graphics hardware can render procedurally shaded objects in real-time. However, due to resource and performance limitations, interactive shaders can not yet approach the complexity of shaders written for film production and software rendering, which may stretch to thousands of lines. These constraints limit not only the complexity of a single shader, but also the number of shaded objects that can be rendered at interactive rates. This problem

Marc Olano; Bob Kuehne; Maryann Simmons

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Automated Fuel Element Closure Welding System  

SciTech Connect

The Automated Fuel Element Closure Welding System is a robotic device that will load and weld top end plugs onto nuclear fuel elements in a highly radioactive and inert gas environment. The system was developed at Argonne National Laboratory-West as part of the Fuel Cycle Demonstration. The welding system performs four main functions, it (1) injects a small amount of a xenon/krypton gas mixture into specific fuel elements, and (2) loads tiny end plugs into the tops of fuel element jackets, and (3) welds the end plugs to the element jackets, and (4) performs a dimensional inspection of the pre- and post-welded fuel elements. The system components are modular to facilitate remote replacement of failed parts. The entire system can be operated remotely in manual, semi-automatic, or fully automatic modes using a computer control system. The welding system is currently undergoing software testing and functional checkout.

Wahlquist, D.R.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Automated Fuel Element Closure Welding System  

SciTech Connect

The Automated Fuel Element Closure Welding System is a robotic device that will load and weld top end plugs onto nuclear fuel elements in a highly radioactive and inert gas environment. The system was developed at Argonne National Laboratory-West as part of the Fuel Cycle Demonstration. The welding system performs four main functions, it (1) injects a small amount of a xenon/krypton gas mixture into specific fuel elements, and (2) loads tiny end plugs into the tops of fuel element jackets, and (3) welds the end plugs to the element jackets, and (4) performs a dimensional inspection of the pre- and post-welded fuel elements. The system components are modular to facilitate remote replacement of failed parts. The entire system can be operated remotely in manual, semi-automatic, or fully automatic modes using a computer control system. The welding system is currently undergoing software testing and functional checkout.

Wahlquist, D.R.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Automatic fault extraction and simulation of layout realistic faults for integrated analogue circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A comprehensive tool has been implemented for the comparison of different test preparation techniques and target faults. It comprises of the realistic fault characterisation program LIFT that can extract sets of various faults from a given analogue or ... Keywords: AnaFAUL, LIFT, VCO, analogue integrated circuits, automatic analogue fault simulation program, catastrophic faults, circuit analysis computing, circuit layout, fault diagnosis, integrated analogue circuits, integrated circuit layout, integrated circuit testing, mixed analogue-digital integrated circuits, mixed-signal circuit, parametric faults, realistic fault characterisation program, simulation, test preparation, voltage-controlled oscillators

C. Sebeke; J. P. Teixeira; M. J. Ohletz

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

The Liverpool Telescope Automatic Pipeline for Real-time GRB Afterglow Detection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The 2-m robotic Liverpool Telescope (LT) is ideally suited to the rapid follow-up of unpredictable and transient events such as GRBs. Our GRB follow-up strategy is designed to identify optical/IR counterparts in real time; it involves the automatic triggering of initial observations, on receipt of an alert from Gamma Ray Observatories HETE-2, INTEGRAL and Swift, followed by automated data reduction, analysis, OT identification and subsequent observing mode choice. The lack of human intervention in this process requires robustness at all stages of the procedure. Here we describe the telescope, its instrumentation and GRB pipeline.

A. Gomboc; A. Monfardini; C. Guidorzi; C. G. Mundell; C. J. Mottram; S. N. Fraser; R. J. Smith; I. A. Steele; D. Carter; M. F. Bode; A. M. Newsam

2005-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Automatic Calibration of a Building Energy Simulation Model Using a Global Optimization Program  

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A simulation model used to analyze the energy performance of an existing building should be calibrated to measured consumption data from the building so the simulation output closely follows the measured time series energy consumption data and shows the same temperature dependence. This paper has used optimization software to show that a simple simulation program which is a coding of the ASHRAE 'Simplified Energy Analysis Procedure' can be automatically calibrated to “measured” data. The “measured data” used in this case study was simulation data to which a small amount of white noise had been added.

Lee, S. U.; Claridge, D.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Modern generator protection systems  

SciTech Connect

The special problems of the protection of generating stations with large machines connected to large integrated networks are presented. The coordination between the protective relays and tripping functions and the reliability of the protection scheme are important considerations in modern plants. Primary and backup protective functions, the applications, and their divisions into fault detection and ''fault prevention'' categories are considered. Testing and maintenance of the generator protection system including automatic calibration testing equipment is also discussed. The concept of the generator protection as a completely coordinated system and its realization with solid state protective relays is also presented. 9 refs.

Pencinger, C.J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Infectious waste feed system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An infectious waste feed system for comminuting infectious waste and feeding the comminuted waste to a combustor automatically without the need for human intervention. The system includes a receptacle for accepting waste materials. Preferably, the receptacle includes a first and second compartment and a means for sealing the first and second compartments from the atmosphere. A shredder is disposed to comminute waste materials accepted in the receptacle to a predetermined size. A trough is disposed to receive the comminuted waste materials from the shredder. A feeding means is disposed within the trough and is movable in a first and second direction for feeding the comminuted waste materials to a combustor.

Coulthard, E. James (York, PA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Automatic Diabetic Macular Edema Detection in Fundus Images Using Publicly Available Datasets  

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Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a common vision threatening complication of diabetic retinopathy. In a large scale screening environment DME can be assessed by detecting exudates (a type of bright lesions) in fundus images. In this work, we introduce a new methodology for diagnosis of DME using a novel set of features based on colour, wavelet decomposition and automatic lesion segmentation. These features are employed to train a classifier able to automatically diagnose DME. We present a new publicly available dataset with ground-truth data containing 169 patients from various ethnic groups and levels of DME. This and other two publicly available datasets are employed to evaluate our algorithm. We are able to achieve diagnosis performance comparable to retina experts on the MESSIDOR (an independently labelled dataset with 1200 images) with cross-dataset testing. Our algorithm is robust to segmentation uncertainties, does not need ground truth at lesion level, and is very fast, generating a diagnosis on an average of 4.4 seconds per image on an 2.6 GHz platform with an unoptimised Matlab implementation.

Giancardo, Luca [ORNL; Meriaudeau, Fabrice [ORNL; Karnowski, Thomas Paul [ORNL; Li, Yaquin [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Garg, Seema [University of North Carolina; Tobin Jr, Kenneth William [ORNL; Chaum, Edward [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Dentalmaps: Automatic Dental Delineation for Radiotherapy Planning in Head-and-Neck Cancer  

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Purpose: To propose an automatic atlas-based segmentation framework of the dental structures, called Dentalmaps, and to assess its accuracy and relevance to guide dental care in the context of intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Methods and Materials: A multi-atlas-based segmentation, less sensitive to artifacts than previously published head-and-neck segmentation methods, was used. The manual segmentations of a 21-patient database were first deformed onto the query using nonlinear registrations with the training images and then fused to estimate the consensus segmentation of the query. Results: The framework was evaluated with a leave-one-out protocol. The maximum doses estimated using manual contours were considered as ground truth and compared with the maximum doses estimated using automatic contours. The dose estimation error was within 2-Gy accuracy in 75% of cases (with a median of 0.9 Gy), whereas it was within 2-Gy accuracy in 30% of cases only with the visual estimation method without any contour, which is the routine practice procedure. Conclusions: Dose estimates using this framework were more accurate than visual estimates without dental contour. Dentalmaps represents a useful documentation and communication tool between radiation oncologists and dentists in routine practice. Prospective multicenter assessment is underway on patients extrinsic to the database.

Thariat, Juliette, E-mail: jthariat@hotmail.com [Department of Radiation Oncology/Institut de biologie et developpement du cancer (IBDC) centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) unite mixte de recherche UMR 6543, Cancer Center Antoine-Lacassagne, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice Cedex (France); Ramus, Liliane [DOSIsoft, Cachan (France); INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Automatique et en Automatique)-Asclepios Research Project, Sophia-Antipolis (France); Maingon, Philippe [Department of Radiation Oncology, Centre Georges-Francois Leclerc, Dijon Cedex (France); Odin, Guillaume [Department of Head-and-Neck Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire-Institut Universitaire de la Face et du Cou, Nice Cedex (France); Gregoire, Vincent [Department of Radiation Oncology, St.-Luc University Hospital, Brussels (Belgium); Darcourt, Vincent [Department of Radiation Oncology-Dentistry, Cancer Center Antoine-Lacassagne, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice Cedex (France); Guevara, Nicolas [Department of Head-and-Neck Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire-Institut Universitaire de la Face et du Cou, Nice Cedex (France); Orlanducci, Marie-Helene [Department of Odontology, CHU, Nice (France); Marcie, Serge [Department of Radiation Oncology/Institut de biologie et developpement du cancer (IBDC) centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) unite mixte de recherche UMR 6543, Cancer Center Antoine-Lacassagne, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice Cedex (France); Poissonnet, Gilles [Department of Head-and-Neck Surgery, Cancer Center Antoine-Lacassagne-Institut Universitaire de la Face et du Cou, Nice Cedex (France); Marcy, Pierre-Yves [Department of Radiology, Cancer Center Antoine-Lacassagne, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice Cedex (France); and others

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF GRAVEL BARS IN A RIVER CHANNEL FROM AIRBORNE LIDAR-DERIVED DTM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Airborne Laser Scanning or LiDAR data are widely used nowadays in river valleys for topography and hydro-morphology. However, the large data sets of unprocessed 3D point clouds require some challenging treatment and end-users may prefer to deal with DTMs (Digital Terrain Models) derived from LiDAR surveys. Without any complementary data (such as field survey or photographs) detecting position and shape of gravel bars in a river is a demanding task, especially if done manually. This paper presents a method for automatic segmentation of a river channel into distinct hydro- morphological entities: water, gravel bars, banks,... This method is based on image processing algorithms (region growing segmentation combined with morphological closing and altitude thresholding) in order to separate water from other elements present in the channel, based on the altitude information. This method is applied to a reach of the Arcen-Maurienne River, France, with alternate gravel bars. The only data source is the 0.25 m resolution DTM, derived from an airborne LiDAR survey. Results show that the developed method succeeds in automatically delimiting the main channel and in detecting gravel bars. It is then possible to get global information on the gravel bars such as location along the river or emerged surface area and topography.

Lionel Pénard; Maxime Morel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Technology transition in the national air transportation system : market failure and game theoretic analysis with application to ADS-B  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research analyzes the problem of technology transition in the national air transportation system, focusing on the implementation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). ADS-B is a key technology in the ...

Hu, Xiaojie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Control system for wind-powered generators  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In a system of wind-powered generators, a reliable yet inexpensive control system is desirable. Such a system would be completely automatic so it could be left unattended for long periods. It would respond to electrical representations of data such as bearing temperature, vibration, wind velocity, turbine velocity, torque, or any other pertinent data. It would respond by starting or stopping the turbine, controlling the loading, or sounding an alarm. A microprocessor-based controller capable of these functions is described.

Kroth, G.J.

1977-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Robust adaptive control of HVDC systems  

SciTech Connect

The transient performance of an HVDC power system is highly dependent on the parameters of the current/voltage regulators of the converter controls. In order to better accommodate changes in system structure or dc operating conditions, this paper introduces a new adaptive control strategy. The advantages of automatic tuning for continuous fine tuning are combined with predetermined gain scheduling in order to achieve robustness for large disturbances. Examples are provided for a digitally simulated back-to-back dc system.

Reeve, J.; Sultan, M. (Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario (Canada))

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Dynamic Safety Systems (DSS) Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report considers several aspects of Dynamic Safety System (DSS) technology and its use in United States (U.S.) light-water reactor (LWR) safety systems. The topics include: the capability of DSS technology to function in an LWR protection system, the feasibility of licensing DSS technology under Code of Federal Regulations 10 CFR 50.59 for use in a reactor protection system (RPS), and the possibility of extending the automatic self-testing regime to include the front-end neutron sensors that feed si...

1998-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

451

Energy Efficient Pump Control for an Offshore Oil Processing System Yang, Zhenyu; Soleiman, Kian ; Lhndorf, Bo  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Efficient Pump Control for an Offshore Oil Processing System Yang, Zhenyu; Soleiman, Kian. (2012). Energy Efficient Pump Control for an Offshore Oil Processing System: IFAC Workshop - Automatic of a pump system for an offshore oil processing system is investigated. The seawater is lifted up by a pump

Yang, Zhenyu

452

SOLERAS - Photovoltaic Power Systems Project. Rural solar applications. Final report: project summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Saudi Solar Village Project photovoltaic system is described, consisting of 160 arrays, a computerized control system, 1100 kW of electrical storage in lead-acid batteries, and an automatic weather data gathering system. Satisfactory overall system performance is reported. Performance degradation due to dust on the array lenses was determined. Field operational problems are discussed. (LEW)

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1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Public Transport Dispatch and Decision Support System Based on Multi-Agent  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to raise the level of automatization and intelligentization of urban public transport management, regarding the research and current status on application of urban public transport dispatch system as well as the weakness of it, from decision ... Keywords: Decision Support System (DSS), Multi-Agent System(MAS), Urban Public Transport Dispatch System

Zengzhen He; Qisen Zhang

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

The 5th IJCAR automated theorem proving system competition - CASC-J5  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The CADE ATP System Competition (CASC) is an annual evaluation of fully automatic, classical logic Automated Theorem Proving (ATP) systems. CASC-J5 was the fifteenth competition in the CASC series. Thirty-nine ATP systems and system variants competed ... Keywords: Automated theorem proving, competition

Geoff Sutcliffe

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

The 4th IJCAR Automated Theorem Proving System Competition - CASC-J4  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The CADE ATP System Competition (CASC) is an annual evaluation of fully automatic, first order Automated Theorem Proving (ATP) systems. CASC-J4 was the thirteenth competition in the CASC series. Twenty-six ATP systems and system variants competed in ... Keywords: Competition, automated theorem proving

Geoff Sutcliffe

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Vision systems with the human in the loop  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The emerging cognitive vision paradigm deals with vision systems that apply machine learning and automatic reasoning in order to learn from what they perceive. Cognitive vision systems can rate the relevance and consistency of newly acquired knowledge, ... Keywords: adaption, architecture, cognitive vision, contextual reasoning, evaluation, learning

Christian Bauckhage; Marc Hanheide; Sebastian Wrede; Thomas Käster; Michael Pfeiffer; Gerhard Sagerer

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Self-powered automatic secondary air controllers for woodstoves and small furnaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A controller for automatically regulating the supply of secondary combustion air to woodstoves and small furnaces. The controller includes a movable air valve for controlling the amount of secondary air admitted into the chamber. A self powered means monitors the concentration of combustible gases and vapors and actuates the movable air valve to increase the supply of secondary air in response to increasing concentrations of the combustible gases and vapors. The self-powered means can be two fluid filled sensor bulbs, one of which has a coating of a combustion catalyst. Alternatively, the self powered means can be two metallic stripes laminated together, one of which is coated with a combustion catalyst, and when heated, causes the air valve to actuate.

Siemer, Darryl D. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Automatic heart isolation for CT coronary visualization using graph-cuts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe a means to automatically and efficiently isolate the outer surface of the entire heart in Computer Tomography (CT) cardiac scans. Isolating the entire heart allows the coronary vessels on the surface of the heart to be easily visualized despite the proximity of surrounding organs such as the ribs and pulmonary blood vessels. Numerous techniques have been described for segmenting the left ventricle of the heart in images from various types of medical scanners but rarely has the entire heart been segmented. We make use of graphcuts to do the segmentation and introduce a novel means of initiating and constraining the graph-cut technique for heart isolation. The technique has been tested on 70 patient data sets. Results are compares with hand labeled results. 1.

G. Funka-lea; Y. Boykov; C. Florin; M. -p. Jolly; R. Moreau-gobard; R. Ramaraj; D. Rinck

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Development and Beam Tests of an Automatic Algorithm for Alignment of LHC Collimators with Embedded BPMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Collimators with embedded Beam Position Monitor (BPM) buttons will be installed in the LHC during the upcoming long shutdown period. During the subsequent operation, the BPMs will allow the collimator jaws to be kept centered around the beam trajectory. In this manner, the best possible beam cleaning efficiency and machine protection can be provided at unprecedented higher beam energies and intensities. A collimator alignment algorithm is proposed to center the jaws automatically around the beam. The algorithm is based on successive approximation, as the BPM measurements are affected by non-linearities, which vary with the distance between opposite buttons, as well as the difference between the beam and the jaw centers. The successful test results, as well as some considerations for eventual operation in the LHC are also presented.

Valentino, G; Gasior, M; Mirarchi, D; Nosych, AA; Redaelli, S; Salvachua, B; Assmann, RW; Sammut, N

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Automatic Estimation of the Radiological Inventory for the Dismantling of Nuclear Facilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The estimation of the radiological inventory of Nuclear Facilities to be dismantled is a process that included information related with the physical inventory of all the plant and radiological survey. Estimation of the radiological inventory for all the components and civil structure of the plant could be obtained with mathematical models with statistical approach. A computer application has been developed in order to obtain the radiological inventory in an automatic way. Results: A computer application that is able to estimate the radiological inventory from the radiological measurements or the characterization program has been developed. In this computer applications has been included the statistical functions needed for the estimation of the central tendency and variability, e.g. mean, median, variance, confidence intervals, variance coefficients, etc. This computer application is a necessary tool in order to be able to estimate the radiological inventory of a nuclear facility and it is a powerful tool for decision taken in future sampling surveys.

Garcia-Bermejo, R.; Felipe, A.; Gutierrez, S.; Salas, E. [Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion (Spain); Martin, N. [ENRESA (Spain)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Test Case Generation Using Multi-protocol Test Method Soo-in Lee, Yongbum Park, and Myungchul Kim  

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Automatic Test Case Generation Using Multi-protocol Test Method Soo-in Lee, Yongbum Park, mckim}@icu.ac.kr Abstract - A method for testing multi-protocol implementation under test (IUT) with a single test suite has been proposed in the literature. It tests a multi-protocol IUT in an integrated way

Lee, Ben

462

A Dozen Years of Temperature Observations at the Summit: Central Greenland Automatic Weather Stations 1987–99  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 4 May 1987, the first automatic weather station (AWS) near the summit of the Greenland Ice Sheet began transmitting data. Air temperature records from this site, AWS Cathy, as well as nearby AWS at the Greenland Ice Sheet Project II (GISP2, ...

Christopher A. Shuman; Konrad Steffen; Jason E. Box; Charles R. Stearns

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Automatic Classification of Biological Particles fromElectron-microscopy Images Using Conventional and Genetic-algorithm Optimized Learning Vector Quantization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic classification of transmission electron-microscopy images is an important step in the complex task of determining the structure of biologial macromolecules. The process of 3D reconstruction from a set of such images implies their previous ... Keywords: genetic algorithms, image classification, image reconstruction, neural network optimization, neural networks

J. J. Merelo; A. Prieto; F. Morán; R. Marabini; J. M. Carazo

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Automatic cup-to-disc ratio estimation using active contours and color clustering in fundus images for glaucoma diagnosis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we propose a new automatic technique for the segmentation of the Optic Disc (OD) and optic nerve head (cup) regions in retinographies for glaucoma diagnosis. It provides an estimation of the Cup-to-Disc Ratio, the main clinical indicator ... Keywords: K-means, cup-to-disc-ratio, glaucoma, retinal images

Irene Fondón; Francisco Núñez; Mercedes Tirado; Soledad Jiménez; Pedro Alemany; Qaisar Abbas; Carmen Serrano; Begoña Acha

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Automatic generation of dynamic virtual fences as part of BIM-based prevention program for construction safety  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present research aims to investigate a new method for the automatic generation of Dynamic Virtual Fences (DVFs) as part of a BIM-based prevention program for construction safety following the Safety Code of Quebec Provence in Canada. First, the Safety ...

Amin Hammad; Shayan Setayeshgar; Cheng Zhang; Yoosef Asen

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Microcomputer control for the superconducting magnetic energy storage system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The microcomputer-based, automatic control and data acquisition system for the Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage system is described. A brief discussion of the function of SMES and identification of its major systems is followed by a detailed discussion of the control and data acquisition system. The distributed control and data acquisition architecture, interprocessor timing and communications, task scheduler, master-slave relationship, and man/machine interface are some of the topics discussed.

Seamons, M.J.; Criscuolo, A.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Controlling a drone: Comparison between a based model method and a fuzzy inference system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The work describes an automatically on-line self-tunable fuzzy inference system (STFIS) of a new configuration of mini-flying called XSF (X4 Stationnary Flyer) drone. A fuzzy controller based on on-line optimization of a zero order Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy ... Keywords: Drone, Dynamic systems, Self-tunable fuzzy inference system, Static feedback linearization controller, Tracking control

K. M. Zemalache; H. Maaref

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Impact assessment of wind generation on the operations of a power system  

SciTech Connect

The impact of intermittent wind generation on the operations of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) power system is investigated. The operations of the TVA power system are outlined, and the hypothetical reconfiguration of the TVA transmission system to accommodate wind generation is described. Simulations and analyses of wind generation impacts on unit commitment, unit predispatch, and automatic control of generation are also presented.

Sadanandan, N.D.; Hilson, D.W.; Morris, K.W.; Needham, M.E.; Sendaula, M.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Implementing home energy management system with UPnP and mobile applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The power grid is undergoing a revolution and modernization through integrating information and communication technologies with the power system and also installing new electricity system technologies. Distributed controls in a certain self-reliant power-service ... Keywords: Automatic energy management, Customer domain, Home energy management system, Smart Grid, UPnP

Hwantae Kim; Suk Kyu Lee; Hyunsoon Kim; Hwangnam Kim

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Design of Electric Vehicles DC Traction Motor Drive System Based on Optimal Control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The traditional electric vehicle DC motor drive system can not automatically weaken magnetic field. This paper designs DC motor drive system which control optimally the motor to meet the requirement. The study results show that: the drive system can ... Keywords: electric vehicles, DC motor, controller, optimal control

Yan Jun

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Analysis of the Energy Consumption of VAV System in Different Supply Air Control Strategies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Variable air volume (VAV) system has been widely applied due to its characteristics of eminent energy saving and thermal comfort. Because of its above characteristics, sophisticated automatic control systems are required to support its operation. While ... Keywords: VAV A/C system, supply air control strategy, energy consumption analysis

Junjie Guo, Xiangxin Cheng

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Factors for conversion between human and automatic read-outs of CDMAM images  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: According to the European protocol for the quality control of the physical and technical aspects of mammography screening (EPQCM) image quality of digital mammography devices has to be assessed using human evaluation of the CDMAM contrast-detail phantom. This is accomplished by the determination of threshold thicknesses of gold disks with different diameters (0.08-2 mm) and revealed to be very time consuming. Therefore a software solution based on a nonprewhitening matched filter (NPW) model was developed at University of Nijmegen. Factors for the conversion from automatic to human readouts have been determined by Young et al.[Proc. SPIE 614206, 1-13 (2006) and Proc. SPIE 6913, 69131C1 (2008)] using a huge amount of data of both human and automatic readouts. These factors depend on the observer groups and are purely phenomenological. The authors present an alternative approach to determine the factors by using the Rose observer model. Methods: Their method uses the Rose theory which gives a relationship between threshold contrast, diameter of the object and number of incident photons. To estimate the conversion factors for the five diameters from 0.2 to 0.5 mm they exposed with five different current-time products which resulted in 25 equations with five unknowns. Results: The theoretical conversion factors (in dependence of the diameters) amounted to be 1.61 {+-} 0.02 (0.2 mm diameter), 1.67 {+-} 0.02 (0.25 mm), 1.85 {+-} 0.02 (0.31 mm), 2.09 {+-} 0.02 (0.4 mm), and 2.28 {+-} 0.02 (0.5 mm). The corresponding phenomenological factors found in literature are 1.74 (0.2 mm), 1.78 (0.25 mm), 1.83 (0.31 mm), 1.88 (0.4 mm), and 1.93 (0.5 mm). Conclusions: They transferred the problem of determining the factors to a well known observer model which has been examined for many years and is also well established. This method reveals to be reproduceable and produces factors comparable to the phenomenological ones.

Figl, Michael; Hoffmann, Rainer; Kaar, Marcus; Semturs, Friedrich; Brasik, Natasa; Birkfellner, Wolfgang; Homolka, Peter; Hummel, Johann [Center for medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria A-1090 (Austria); Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria A-1090 (Austria); Center for medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria A-1090 (Austria); Center for medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria A-1090 and Department of Radio-oncology, Wilhelminenspital, Vienna, Austria A-1160 (Austria)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

473

A semi-automatic method for extracting thin line structures in images as rooted tree network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses the problem of semi-automatic extraction of line networks in digital images - e.g., road or hydrographic networks in satellite images, blood vessels in medical images, robust. For that purpose, we improve a generic method derived from morphological and hydrological concepts and consisting in minimum cost path estimation and flow simulation. While this approach fully exploits the local contrast and shape of the network, as well as its arborescent nature, we further incorporate local directional information about the structures in the image. Namely, an appropriate anisotropic metric is designed by using both the characteristic features of the target network and the eigen-decomposition of the gradient structure tensor of the image. Following, the geodesic propagation from a given seed with this metric is combined with hydrological operators for overland flow simulation to extract the line network. The algorithm is demonstrated for the extraction of blood vessels in a retina image and of a river network in a satellite image.

Brazzini, Jacopo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dillard, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Soille, Pierre [EC - JRC

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Low rank approach to computing first and higher order derivatives using automatic differentiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This manuscript outlines a new approach for increasing the efficiency of applying automatic differentiation (AD) to large scale computational models. By using the principles of the Efficient Subspace Method (ESM), low rank approximations of the derivatives for first and higher orders can be calculated using minimized computational resources. The output obtained from nuclear reactor calculations typically has a much smaller numerical rank compared to the number of inputs and outputs. This rank deficiency can be exploited to reduce the number of derivatives that need to be calculated using AD. The effective rank can be determined according to ESM by computing derivatives with AD at random inputs. Reduced or pseudo variables are then defined and new derivatives are calculated with respect to the pseudo variables. Two different AD packages are used: OpenAD and Rapsodia. OpenAD is used to determine the effective rank and the subspace that contains the derivatives. Rapsodia is then used to calculate derivatives with respect to the pseudo variables for the desired order. The overall approach is applied to two simple problems and to MATWS, a safety code for sodium cooled reactors. (authors)

Reed, J. A.; Abdel-Khalik, H. S. [North Carolina State Univ., Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Raleigh, NC 27695-7909 (United States); Utke, J. [Mathematics and Computer Science Div., Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Hybrid analysis of memory references and its application to automatic parallelization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Executing sequential code in parallel on a multithreaded machine has been an elusive goal of the academic and industrial research communities for many years. It has recently become more important due to the widespread introduction of multicores in PCs. Automatic multithreading has not been achieved because classic, static compiler analysis was not powerful enough and program behavior was found to be, in many cases, input dependent. Speculative thread level parallelization was a welcome avenue for advancing parallelization coverage but its performance was not always optimal due to the sometimes unnecessary overhead of checking every dynamic memory reference. In this dissertation we introduce a novel analysis technique, Hybrid Analysis, which unifies static and dynamic memory reference techniques into a seamless compiler framework which extracts almost maximum available parallelism from scientific codes and incurs close to the minimum necessary run time overhead. We present how to extract maximum information from the quantities that could not be sufficiently analyzed through static compiler methods, and how to generate sufficient conditions which, when evaluated dynamically, can validate optimizations. Our techniques have been fully implemented in the Polaris compiler and resulted in whole program speedups on a large number of industry standard benchmark applications.

Rus, Silvius Vasile

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Combustion pinhole camera system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A pinhole camera system is described utilizing a sealed optical-purge assembly which provides optical access into a coal combustor or other energy conversion reactors. The camera system basically consists of a focused-purge pinhole optical port assembly, a conventional TV vidicon receiver, an external, variable density light filter which is coupled electronically to the vidicon automatic gain control (agc). The key component of this system is the focused-purge pinhole optical port assembly which utilizes a purging inert gas to keep debris from entering the port and a lens arrangement which transfers the pinhole to the outside of the port assembly. One additional feature of the port assembly is that it is not flush with the interior of the combustor. 2 figs.

Witte, A.B.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

477

Combustion pinhole camera system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A pinhole camera system utilizing a sealed optical-purge assembly which provides optical access into a coal combustor or other energy conversion reactors. The camera system basically consists of a focused-purge pinhole optical port assembly, a conventional TV vidicon receiver, an external, variable density light filter which is coupled electronically to the vidicon automatic gain control (agc). The key component of this system is the focused-purge pinhole optical port assembly which utilizes a purging inert gas to keep debris from entering the port and a lens arrangement which transfers the pinhole to the outside of the port assembly. One additional feature of the port assembly is that it is not flush with the interior of the combustor.

Witte, Arvel B. (Rolling Hills, CA)

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

478

SERVOMOTOR CONTROL SYSTEM  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Control systems for automatic positioning of an electric motor operated vapor valve are described which is operable under the severe conditions existing in apparatus for electro-magnetlcally separating isotopes. In general, the system includes a rotor for turning the valve comprising two colls mounted mutually perpendicular to each other and also perpendicular to the magnetic field of the isotope separating apparatus. The coils are furnished with both a-c and d- c current by assoclate control circuitry and a position control is provided for varying the ratlo of the a-c currents in the coils and at the same time, but in an inverse manner, the ratio between the d-c currents in the coils is varied. With the present system the magnitude of the motor torque is constant for all valves of the rotor orientatlon angle.

MacNeille, S.M.

1958-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Systems engineering in practice : the application of systems engineering principles to the development of a hydraulic control system for an automatic transmission  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Product development in the automotive industry has evolved around the design of components. The organization is established around components and people have a very component centric perspective on problem solving. This ...

Aquaro, Matthew

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Identifying Transformer Incipient Events for Maintaining Distribution System Reliability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Identifying Transformer Incipient Events for Maintaining Distribution System Reliability Karen L events in single-phase distribution transformers. This analysis will aid in the development of an automatic detection method for internal incipient faults in the transformers. The detection method can

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481

Design and Application of Solar Water Heater Intelligent Control System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Solar water heater intelligent control system is made up of four modules which are data acquisition module, single-chip control module, the implementation and regulation module and human- machine interaction module. The problems of automatic detection ... Keywords: Solar Water Heater, Hardware Design, Detection and Control

Yu Gui Yin

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

SIGA, a system to manage information retrieval evaluations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper provides an overview of the current version of SIGA, a system that supports the organization of information retrieval (IR) evaluations. SIGA was recently used in Págico, an evaluation contest where both automatic and human participants ... Keywords: evaluation, information extraction, information retrieval, question answering, usability, wikipedia

Luis Costa; Cristina Mota; Diana Santos

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Nuclear Maintenance Applications Center: Feedwater System Maintenance Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Main feedwater (MFW) system and equipment reliability has long been a problem for the nuclear power industry. MFW events have consistently been the largest contributor to automatic and manual scrams, which have a direct impact on power plant production and availability.

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

484

ESnet eXtensible SNMP System Jon Dugan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ESxSNMP: ESnet eXtensible SNMP System Jon Dugan Summer JointTechs 2010, Columbus, OH #12;Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory U.S. Department of Energy | Office of Science ESnet application in ESnet needs raw data · Aids in troubleshooting of erroneous statistics Automatically detect

485

A real-time, multimodal, and dimensional affect recognition system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study focuses on the development of a real-time automatic affect recognition system. It adapts a multimodal approach, where affect information taken from two modalities are combined to arrive at an emotion label that is represented in a valence-arousal ... Keywords: dimensional labels, emotion models, multimodal, regression

Nicole Nielsen Lee; Jocelynn Cu; Merlin Teodosia Suarez

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Markov Random Field Based Automatic Image Alignment for ElectronTomography  

SciTech Connect

Cryo electron tomography (cryo-ET) is the primary method for obtaining 3D reconstructions of intact bacteria, viruses, and complex molecular machines ([7],[2]). It first flash freezes a specimen in a thin layer of ice, and then rotates the ice sheet in a transmission electron microscope (TEM) recording images of different projections through the sample. The resulting images are aligned and then back projected to form the desired 3-D model. The typical resolution of biological electron microscope is on the order of 1 nm per pixel which means that small imprecision in the microscope's stage or lenses can cause large alignment errors. To enable a high precision alignment, biologists add a small number of spherical gold beads to the sample before it is frozen. These beads generate high contrast dots in the image that can be tracked across projections. Each gold bead can be seen as a marker with a fixed location in 3D, which provides the reference points to bring all the images to a common frame as in the classical structure from motion problem. A high accuracy alignment is critical to obtain a high resolution tomogram (usually on the order of 5-15nm resolution). While some methods try to automate the task of tracking markers and aligning the images ([8],[4]), they require user intervention if the SNR of the image becomes too low. Unfortunately, cryogenic electron tomography (or cryo-ET) often has poor SNR, since the samples are relatively thick (for TEM) and the restricted electron dose usually results in projections with SNR under 0 dB. This paper shows that formulating this problem as a most-likely estimation task yields an approach that is able to automatically align with high precision cryo-ET datasets using inference in graphical models. This approach has been packaged into a publicly available software called RAPTOR-Robust Alignment and Projection estimation for Tomographic Reconstruction.

Moussavi, Farshid; Amat, Fernando; Comolli, Luis R.; Elidan, Gal; Downing, Kenneth H.; Horowitz, Mark

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

487

Battery monitoring and charger control system  

SciTech Connect

A battery cell controlled charging system, consisting of a display unit, battery cell probes, a battery charger and circuitry for controlling the charger, monitors the specific gravity, electrolyte level and temperature control of each cell in a multi-cell lead-acid battery and uses the information to automatically charge the battery when a cell or cells become out of specification while restricting overcharging which is damaging to cells.

Barry, G.H.; Dahl, E.A.

1983-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

488

Mobile Biomass Pelletizing System  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This grant project examines multiple aspects of the pelletizing process to determine the feasibility of pelletizing biomass using a mobile form factor system. These aspects are: the automatic adjustment of the die height in a rotary-style pellet mill, the construction of the die head to allow the use of ceramic materials for extreme wear, integrating a heat exchanger network into the entire process from drying to cooling, the use of superheated steam for adjusting the moisture content to optimum, the economics of using diesel power to operate the system; a break-even analysis of estimated fixed operating costs vs. tons per hour capacity. Initial development work has created a viable mechanical model. The overall analysis of this model suggests that pelletizing can be economically done using a mobile platform.

Thomas Mason

2009-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

489

A test case generation approach for conformance testing of SDL systems1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 A test case generation approach for conformance testing of SDL systems1 C. Bourhfir2 , E This paper presents an approach for automatic executable test case and test sequence generation for a protocol modeled by an SDL system. Our methodology uses a uni- fied method which tests an Extended Finite

Aboulhamid, El Mostapha

490

System for beaming power from earth to a high altitude platform  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Power is transmitted to a high altitude platform by an array of diode pumped solid state lasers each operated at a single range of laser wavelengths outside of infrared and without using adaptive optics. Each laser produces a beam with a desired arrival spot size. An aircraft avoidance system uses a radar system for automatic control of the shutters of the lasers.

Friedman, Herbert W. (Oakland, CA); Porter, Terry J. (Ridgecrest, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Improving fuzzy logic controllers obtained by experts: a case study in HVAC systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One important Artificial Intelligence tool for automatic control is the use of fuzzy logic controllers, which are fuzzy rule-based systems comprising expert knowledge in form of linguistic rules. These rules are usually constructed by an expert in the ... Keywords: Fuzzy logic controllers, Genetic tuning, HVAC systems, Linguistic 2-tuples representation, Linguistic 3-tuples representation, Rule selection

Rafael Alcalá; Jesús Alcalá-Fdez; María José Gacto; Francisco Herrera

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Development of integrated system for progressive collapse analysis of building structures considering dynamic effects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study the integrated system for progressive collapse analysis, which can evaluate the damage level of every member and automatically construct the modified structural model for the next analysis step, has been developed. The existing nonlinear ... Keywords: Damage index, Graphic user interface, Integrated system, Nonlinear analysis, Progressive collapse

Hyun-Su Kim; Jinkoo Kim; Da-Woon An

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

A Computer-Controlled Continuous Air Drying and Flask Sampling System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A computer-controlled continuous air drying and flask sampling system has been developed and is discussed here. This system is set up for taking air samples automatically at remote places. Twenty glass flasks can be connected one by one or in ...

R. E. M. Neubert; L. L. Spijkervet; J. K. Schut; H. A. Been; H. A. J. Meijer

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

A tele-immersion environment for traditional Japanese crafting system over the Japan Gigabit Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a tele-immersion environment for the traditional Japanese crafting system, which uses a highly immersive system based on a Virtual Reality (VR) environment, such as multiple Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) ... Keywords: Japan, Japanese crafts, VR presentation, human sensibility, kansei, multimodal communication, sensitivity information processing, tele-immersion, traditional crafts, ultra high speed networks, virtual reality

Tomoyuki Ishida; Akihiro Miyakawa; Yoshitaka Shibata

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Understanding the system in risk assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the assessment of a system, understanding the system is central. Even so, most of the current literature takes a narrow view of understanding, making only the catalog of system ``assets`` explicit, while maintaining the balance of the analyst`s understanding inside the analyst`s head. This can lead to problems with non-repeatability and incompleteness of assessment results. This paper introduces the notion of using explicit system models to document the analyst`s understanding of the system and shows that, from these models, standard assessment products, such as fault trees and event trees, can be automatically derived. This paper also presents five ``views`` of a system that can be used to document the analyst`s understanding of the system. These views go well beyond the standard instruction to identify the system`s assets to show that a much richer understanding of the system can be required for effective assessment.

Craft, R.; Vandewart, R.; Wyss, G.; Funkhouser, D.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Object-oriented pattern-based parallel programming with automatically generated frameworks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The CO2P3S parallel programming system uses design patterns and object-oriented programming to reduce the complexities of parallel programming. The system generates correct frameworks from pattern template specifications and provides ...

Steve MacDonald; Duane Szafron; Jonathan Schaeffer

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

CERTIFICATE OF ACCEPTANCE LTG-3A Automatic Daylighting Control Acceptance Document (Page 1 of 1)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for buildings with > 5 daylight control systems, sample group glazing must be the same orientation) Control-meter or amp-meter measurement Applicable Control SystemComplete all tests on pages 5 & 6 (No Daylight Test, Full Daylight Test, and Partial Daylight Test) and fill out Pass/Fail section on Page 6 A B C System

498

Information Inaccuracy in Inventory Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Many companies have automated their inventory management processes and rely on an information system in critical decision making. However, if the information is inaccurate, the ability of the system to provide high availability of products at the minimal operating cost can be compromised. In this paper, analytical and simulation modelling demonstrate that even a small rate of stock loss undetected by the information system can lead to inventory inaccuracy that disrupts the replenishment process and creates severe out-of-stocks. In fact, revenue losses due to out-of-stocks can far outweigh the stock losses themselves. This sensitivity of performance to the inventory inaccuracy becomes even higher in systems operating in lean environments. Motivated by an automatic product identification technology under development at the Auto-ID Center, various methods of compensating for the inventory inaccuracy are presented and evaluated. Comparisons of the methods reveal that the inventory inaccuracy problem can be effectively treated even without automatic product identification technologies in some situations. 1

Stock Loss; Yun Kang; Stanley B. Gershwin

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Definition: Special Protection System | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Protection System Protection System Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Special Protection System An automatic protection system designed to detect abnormal or predetermined system conditions, and take corrective actions other than and/or in addition to the isolation of faulted components to maintain system reliability. Such action may include changes in demand, generation (MW and Mvar), or system configuration to maintain system stability, acceptable voltage, or power flows. An SPS does not include (a) underfrequency or undervoltage load shedding or (b) fault conditions that must be isolated or (c) out-of-step relaying (not designed as an integral part of an SPS). Also called Remedial Action Scheme.[1] Also Known As Remedial Action Scheme Related Terms system References