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Precision autonomous underwater navigation  

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Deep-sea archaeology, an emerging application of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology, requires precise navigation and guidance. As science requirements and engineering capabilities converge, navigating in the ...

Bingham, Brian S. (Brian Steven), 1973-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TOWARDS ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING WITH THE AUTOSUB AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE  

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at an affordable cost. Not all autonomous underwater vehicles have been de- signed with environmental monitoringTOWARDS ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING WITH THE AUTOSUB AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE G Griffiths, N W this paper we describe some of the desirable characteristics of an autonomous underwater vehicle ca- pable

Griffiths, Gwyn

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Advanced perception, navigation and planning for autonomous in-water ship hull inspection  

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Inspection of ship hulls and marine structures using autonomous underwater vehicles has emerged as a unique and challenging application of robotics. The problem poses rich questions in physical design and operation, ...

Hover, Franz S.

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Perception, Navigation and Planning for Autonomous In-Water Ship Hull Inspection  

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. Leonard Abstract Inspection of ship hulls and marine structures using autonomous underwater vehicles has operations on naval ships. 1 Introduction Security of ship hulls and marine structures is a major concernAdvanced Perception, Navigation and Planning for Autonomous In-Water Ship Hull Inspection Franz S

Kaess, Michael

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Autonomous Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Towing a Vector Sensor Array  

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Autonomous Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Towing a Vector Sensor Array Michael R,arjunab@mit.edu Abstract-- This paper is about the autonomous control of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV the ability to deploy large sets of autonomous mobile marine platforms over a wide area of the ocean

Schmidt, Henrik

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Autonomous Underwater Gliders Wood, Stephen  

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substances in the ocean such as chemicals from an underwater vent or toxic algae such as red tide of the ocean to harness the energy to change the vehicle's buoyancy, 3) those that are able to use other means of power such as ocean wave energy, and 4) hybrid vehicles that use standard propulsion systems and glider

Wood, Stephen L.

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A Mission Controller for High Level Control of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Underwater  

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A Mission Controller for High Level Control of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Underwater Vehicles to provide high-level control for autonomous and semi- autonomous vehicle operation. The mission controller autonomous AUVs, acoustically controlled AUVs and a new class of hybrid vehicle capable of operating both

Whitcomb, Louis L.

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A parallel hypothesis method of autonomous underwater vehicle navigation  

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This research presents a parallel hypothesis method for autonomous underwater vehicle navigation that enables a vehicle to expand the operating envelope of existing long baseline acoustic navigation systems by incorporating ...

LaPointe, Cara Elizabeth Grupe

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomous underwater vehicle navigation and mapping in dynamic, unstructured environments  

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This thesis presents a system for automatically building 3-D optical and bathymetric maps of underwater terrain using autonomous robots. The maps that are built improve the state of the art in resolution by an order of ...

Kunz, Clayton Gregory

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and control of a biorobotic autonomous underwater vehicle  

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Current research into Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) has included work on biologically inspired propulsion mechanisms, for instance flapping foils. The first aim of this thesis is to develop an accurate non-linear ...

Booth, William Duncan Lewis

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-area visually augmented navigation for autonomous underwater vehicles  

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This thesis describes a vision-based, large-area, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithm that respects the low-overlap imagery constraints typical of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) while exploiting ...

Eustice, Ryan M

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) charging system for underway, underwater recharging  

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Modern robotics have enabled the rapid proliferation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) throughout the marine environment. As autonomy algorithms increase in robustness, complexity, and reliability, so too does the ...

Ewachiw, Mark Alexander, Jr

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging sonar-aided navigation for autonomous underwater harbor surveillance  

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In this paper we address the problem of drift-free navigation for underwater vehicles performing harbor surveillance and ship hull inspection. Maintaining accurate localization for the duration of a mission is important ...

Johannsson, Hordur

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Toward autonomous underwater mapping in partially structured 3D environments  

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Motivated by inspection of complex underwater environments, we have developed a system for multi-sensor SLAM utilizing both structured and unstructured environmental features. We present a system for deriving planar ...

VanMiddlesworth, Mark (Mark Allen)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty-Driven View Planning for Underwater Inspection Geoffrey A. Hollinger, Brendan Englot, Franz Hover, Urbashi Mitra, and Gaurav S. Sukhatme  

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in inspecting underwater structures and environments, such as docked ships, sub- marines, and the ocean floor- derwater structure, such as a submerged ship hull, with an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). In such scenarios, the goal is to construct an accurate 3D model of the structure and to detect any anomalies (e

Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

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061212-009 1 Abstract--A new generation of Autonomous Underwater  

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061212-009 1 Abstract-- A new generation of Autonomous Underwater Gliders is currently being-product of the project will be an autonomous powered glider that collects video, acoustic, and physical data scientific surveys will be performed to test the abilities of the new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV

Wood, Stephen L.

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Intelligent Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles  

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-containing plume that rises several hundred metres above the vent, and is spread by diffusion and ocean currents techniques that will enable Autonomous Un- derwater Vehicles (AUVs) to locate hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor. Hydrothermal vents are superheated outgassings of water found on mid-ocean ridges

Yao, Xin

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Intelligent Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles  

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that rises several hundred metres above the vent, and is spread by diusion and ocean currents over an area techniques that will enable Autonomous Un- derwater Vehicles (AUVs) to locate hydrothermal vents on the ocean oor. Hydrothermal vents are superheated outgassings of water found on mid-ocean ridges

Yao, Xin

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Verification of a six-degree of freedom simulation model for the REMUS autonomous underwater vehicle  

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mproving the performance of modular, low-cost autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) in such applications as long-range oceanographic survey, autonomous docking, and shallow-water mine countermeasures requires improving the ...

Prestero, Timothy (Timothy Jason), 1970-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Submesoscale Coastal Ocean Flows Detected By Very High Frequency Radar and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles  

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Submesoscale Coastal Ocean Flows Detected By Very High Frequency Radar and Autonomous Underwater, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), equipped with upward and downward- looking 1.2 MHz Acoustic Doppler and seven snapshots were subsequently time-averaged to form a mean profile from each experiment. In the down-wind

Shay, Lynn K. "Nick"

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Development of a Dynamic Model of a Small High-Speed Autonomous Underwater Vehicle  

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Development of a Dynamic Model of a Small High-Speed Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Haider N. Arafat-- A dynamic model is developed for a small, high- speed autonomous underwater vehicle. The vehicle has manner: 1) Wind angle and angle : From u = V cos , v = V sin sin , and w = V sin cos , we have tan

Virginia Tech

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Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) mapping reveals coral mound distribution, morphology, and oceanography in deep water of the  

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Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) mapping reveals coral mound distribution, morphology conditions resolving features at the 1­10 m scale are needed. An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) cruising, G. Rathwell, and J. Luo (2006), Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) mapping reveals coral mound

Alvarez, Pedro J.

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A constant-mass fuel delivery system for use in underwater autonomous vehicles  

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This thesis describes the design and assembly of two constant-mass fuel tanks to be used in autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The fuel tanks are part of a power supply designed to increase AUV endurance without limiting ...

Saxton-Fox, Theresa Ann

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The creation of fiberglass tanks and parts for autonomous underwater vehicle constant buoyancy power supply  

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The purpose of this thesis was to construct and seal air and containment tanks and other parts for a constant buoyancy power supply for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, or AUV. While multiple materials and techniques were ...

Sack, Jean H. (Jean Hope)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic response and maneuvering strategies of a hybrid autonomous underwater vehicle in hovering  

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The Odyssey IV autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is the next generation of unmanned subsurface robots from the MIT Sea Grant AUV Laboratory. The Odyssey IV AUV has a novel propulsion system, which includes a pair of ...

Cooney, Lauren Alise

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and analysis of an Extended Kalman Filter based navigator for an autonomous underwater vehicle  

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DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF AN EXTENDED KALMAN FILTER BASED NAVIGATOR FOR AN AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE A Thesis by BRADLEY EUGENE JUST Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1994 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF AN EXTENDED KALMAN FILTER BASED NAVIGATOR FOR AN AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE A Thesis by BRADLEY EUGENE JUST Submitted to Texas A...

Just, Bradley Eugene

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive Path Planning for Tracking Ocean Fronts with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle  

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Adaptive Path Planning for Tracking Ocean Fronts with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Ryan N an ocean front for ecological purposes. At the high level, we envision the scenario shown in Fig. 1 front with an Autonomous Under- water Vehicle (AUV) based on predictions and/or pri- ors provided

Smith, Ryan N.

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Remote-Controlled Inspection Robot for Nuclear Facilities in Underwater Environment  

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A remote-controlled inspection robot for nuclear facilities was developed. This is a underwater robot technology combined with inspection and flaw removal technologies. This report will describe the structure and performance of this robot. The inspection robot consists of two parts. The one is driving equipment, and the other is inspection and grinding units. It can swim in the tank, move around the tank wall, and stay on the inspection area. After that it starts inspection and flaw removal with a special grinding wheel. This technology had been developed to inspect some Radioactive Waste (RW) tanks in operating nuclear power plants. There are many RW tanks in these plants, which human workers can be hard to access because of a high level dose. This technology is too useful for inspection works of human-inaccessible areas. And also, in conventional inspection process, some worker go into the tank and set up scaffolding after full drainage and decontamination. It spends too much time for these preparations. If tank inspection and flaw removal can be performed in underwater, the outage period will be reduced. Remote-controlled process can be performed in underwater. This is the great advantage for plant owners. Since 1999 we have been applying this inspection robot to operating nuclear 11 facilities in Japan. (authors)

Yasuhiro Miwa; Syuichi Satoh; Naoya Hirose [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Company Ltd., 1 Shin-Nakaharacho, Isogoku, Yokohama 235-8501 (Japan)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large scale structure from motion for autonomous underwater vehicle surveys  

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Our ability to image extended underwater scenes is severely limited by attenuation and backscatter. Generating a composite view from multiple overlapping images is usually the most practical and flexible way around this ...

Pizarro, Oscar

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control Synthesis and Adaptation for an Underactuated Autonomous Underwater Vehicle 1  

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adaptation to changes in control authority. Our framework is a motion control system architecture which, the first a yaw maneuver of an AUV using only roll and pitch actuation, and the second a ``parking maneuver'' for an AUV. Experimental results for the yaw maneuver example are described. Keywords: Autonomous Underwater

Leonard, Naomi

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424 IEEE JOURNAL OF OCEANIC ENGINEERING, VOL. 26, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2001 Seaglider: A Long-Range Autonomous Underwater  

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-Range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Oceanographic Research Charles C. Eriksen, T. James Osse, Russell D. Light--Seagliders are small, reusable autonomous un- derwater vehicles designed to glide from the ocean surface with techniques reliant on ships and moorings. Autonomous floats [1] have demonstrated the power of a distributed

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Design of an autonomous underwater vehicle to evaluate the blazed array sonar and simultaneous localization and mapping algorithms  

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This thesis has investigated aspects of the design of a new highly maneuverable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle - the XAUV. The overall goal for the design of this vehicle is to create a small, highly maneuverable AUV that ...

Uhle, Matthew William

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical proximity sensor and orientation control of autonomous, underwater robot  

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Autonomous mobile robots need a reliable means of navigation to reach their target while avoiding collisions. This requires continuous knowledge of the vehicle's position, orientation, and motion as well as a way to identify ...

Lozano, Martin, Jr

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot-Assisted Bridge Inspection  

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The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR®) deployed a customized AEOS man-portable unmanned surface vehicle and two commercially available underwater vehicles (the autonomous YSI EcoMapper and the tethered VideoRay) for inspection ... Keywords: Security and rescue robots, Underwater unmanned vehicles

Robin R. Murphy; Eric Steimle; Michael Hall; Michael Lindemuth; David Trejo; Stefan Hurlebaus; Zenon Medina-Cetina; Daryl Slocum

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SWAMI: An Autonomous Mobile Robot for Inspection of Nuclear Waste Storage Facilities  

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SWAMI: An Autonomous Mobile Robot for Inspection of Nuclear Waste Storage Facilities Ron Fulbright Inspector (SWAMI) is a prototype mobile robot designed to perform autonomous inspection of nuclear waste user interface building tool called UIM/X. Introduction Safe disposal of nuclear waste is a difficult

Stephens, Larry M.

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SOLAR-POWERED AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT James Jalbert, John Baker, John Duchesney, Paul Pietryka, William Dalton  

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batteries daily using solar panels to convert solar energy to electrical energy. #12;· Operate at depthsSOLAR-POWERED AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT James Jalbert, John Baker, John Duchesney in such applications. The concept of a vehicle that would allow on-station recharging of batteries, using solar cells

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Image processing algorithm design and implementation for real-time autonomous inspection of mixed waste  

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The ARIES {number_sign}1 (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System) vision system is used to acquire drum surface images under controlled conditions and subsequently perform autonomous visual inspection leading to a classification as `acceptable` or `suspect`. Specific topics described include vision system design methodology, algorithmic structure,hardware processing structure, and image acquisition hardware. Most of these capabilities were demonstrated at the ARIES Phase II Demo held on Nov. 30, 1995. Finally, Phase III efforts are briefly addressed.

Schalkoff, R.J.; Shaaban, K.M.; Carver, A.E. [Clemson Univ., SC (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an autonomous underwater vehicle R1 with a closed cycle diesel engine  

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This paper presents the current state of a project, which started in 1990 to develop an autonomous underwater free swimming robot equipped with a Closed Cycle Diesel Engine (CCDE) for long term survey of mid-ocean ridges. The distinctive feature of CCDE is robustness and low cost for construction and operation. The robot structure and configuration of a torpedo-shaped hull are described in detail including newly developed thrusters using compact DC brushless motors. As the robot aims to swim in the vicinity of the seabed, an Inertial Navigation system (INS) co-operates with a doppler sonar system to make accurate navigation for detailed research. The CCDE system for the robot has been completed and its submerged tests are underway in a water pool.

Obara, Takashi; Yamamoto, Kitao [Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Ura, Tamaki; Maeda, Hisaaki; Yamato, Hiroyuki [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrastructure for thulium-170 isotope power systems for autonomous underwater vehicle fleets  

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The radioisotope thulium-170 is a safe and environmentally benign heat source for providing the high endurance and energy densities needed by advanced power systems for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). Thulium Isotope Power (TIP) systems have an endurance of {approximately}3000 h, and gravimetric and volumetric energy densities of 3 {times} 10{sup 4} Wh/kg and 3 {times} 10{sup 8} Wh/m{sup 3}, respectively. These energy densities are more than 200 times higher than those currently provided by Ag-Zn battery technology. In order to capitalize on these performance levels with about one hundred AUVs in continuous use, it will be necessary to establish an infrastructure for isotope production and heat-source refurbishment. The infrastructure cost is not trivial, and studies are needed to determine its optimum configuration. The major component of the projected infrastructure is the nuclear reactor used to produce Tm- 170 by neutron absorption in Tm-169. The reactor design should ideally be optimized for TM-170 production. Using the byproduct waste'' heat beneficially would help defray the cost of isotope production. However, generating electric power with the reactor would compromise both the cost of electricity and the isotope production capacity. A coastal location for the reactor would be most convenient from end-use considerations, and the waste'' heat could be used to desalinate seawater in water-thirsty states. 13 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

Walter, C.E.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive Sampling Algorithms for Multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Dan O. Popa  

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simulation environment, an underwater experimental platform using solar AUVs, and a land-based experimental localization and field variable uncertainties, energy and sampling time constraints, physical constraints such as nonholonomic vehicles or obstacles in the search space, as well as a limited communication bandwidth between

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Risk-based Inspection Scheduling Planning for Intelligent Agent in the Autonomous Fault Management  

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This paper developed an autonomous fault management focusing to the inspection scheduling planning which was implemented to the advanced small nuclear reactor without on-site refuelling to assure the safety without human intervention. The inspection scheduling planning was developed optimally on the risk-based approach compromising between two important constraints related to the risk of action planning as such failure probability and shortest path. Performance was represented using computer simulation implemented to the DURESS components location and failure probability. It could be concluded that the first priority to be inspected was flow sensor FB2 which had the largest comparation value of 0.104233 comparing with the other components. The next route would be visited were sequentially FB1, FA2, FA1, FB, FA, VB, pump B, VA, pump A, VB2, VB1, VA2, VA1, reservoir 2, reservoir 1, FR2, and FR1. The movement route planning could be transferred to activate the robot arm which reflected as intelligent agent.

Hari Nugroho, Djoko; Sudarno [Center for Reactor Technology and Nuclear Safety-BATAN, Indonesia Building no 80 PUSPIPTEK Area, Serpong (Indonesia)

2010-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Delphin2: an over actuated autonomous underwater vehicle for manoeuvring research  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to undertake complex missions which require it to autonomously interact with the subsea environment with no external connections for power or control. It is the culmination of five years of work by PhD and Masters tunnel thrusters Four movable control surfaces Aluminium pressure vessel rated to 50m. Forwards looking

Sóbester, András

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Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) path planning and adaptive on-board routing for adaptive rapid environmental assessment  

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In shallow water, a large part of underwater acoustic prediction uncertainties are induced by sub-meso-to-small scale oceanographic variabilities. Conventional oceanographic measurements for capturing such ocean-acoustic ...

Wang, Ding, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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526 IEEE JOURNAL OF OCEANIC ENGINEERING, VOL. 26, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2001 Power Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles  

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526 IEEE JOURNAL OF OCEANIC ENGINEERING, VOL. 26, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2001 Power Systems for Autonomous will be required. We first examine the issues related to power systems for the current and future generations Abstract--In this paper, we examine the issues involved in de- signing battery systems and power

Singh, Hanumant

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Underwater Glider Reliability and Implications for Survey Design  

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It has been 20 years since the concept of the Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network (AOSN) was first introduced. This vision has been brought closer to reality with the introduction of underwater gliders. While in terms of functionality the underwater ...

Mario Brito; David Smeed; Gwyn Griffiths

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vision Based Station-Keeping for the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle.  

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??Station-Keeping is an important capability of the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle in a variety of mission , including inspection and repair of undersea pipeline , and… (more)

Lee, Chen-wei

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enabling Autonomous Capabilities in Underwater Robotics Junaed Sattar, Gregory Dudek, Olivia Chiu, Ioannis Rekleitis, Philippe Gigu`ere, Alec Mills, Nicolas Plamondon,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, security applications, oil and gas installation monitoring and repair, and pipeline inspection are among

Dudek, Gregory

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Autonomous adaptive acoustic relay positioning  

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We consider the problem of maximizing underwater acoustic data transmission by adaptively positioning an autonomous mobile relay so as to learn and exploit spatial variations in channel performance. The acoustic channel ...

Cheung, Mei Yi, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Invertebrate Biomass in Skate Nurseries Gerald R. Hoff Summary: skate in Pribilof Canyon by an autonomous underwater vehicle show higher abundance of invertebrates... on...

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Kinematic Design and Analysis of a 7 Degree-of-Freedom Dual-Stage Inspection Manipulator for Dexterous Subsea Applications  

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This paper describes the design of a 7 degree-of-freedom (d.o.f) manipulator for underwater inspection applications. The functional requirements of an underwater manipulator for subsea inspection are discussed and the desired performance requirements ... Keywords: kinematic design, kinematic/kinetic performance, manipulator dexterity, subsea inspection, underwater manipulator

T. Asokan; G. Seet; V. Iastrebov; R. Senanayake

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION 1 A QoS-aware Underwater Optimization Framework  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION 1 A QoS-aware Underwater.1- 1 s). Mobile Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) can conserve energy by waiting for the `best the frequency- dependent radiation pattern of underwater acoustic transducers to reduce communication energy

Pompili, Dario

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The Backseat Control Architecture for Autonomous Robotic Vehicles: A Case Study with the Iver2 AUV  

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In this paper, an innovative hybrid control architecture for real-time control of autonomous robotic vehicles is described as well as its implementation on a commercially available autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). This ...

Brown, Scott R.

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AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC INSPECTION EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM  

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This document contains appendices on these topics: COMPUTERS AND CONTROLS; COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM; ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS; MECHANICAL SYSTEMS; ROBOTIC VEHICLE SYSTEMS; FIELD TRIALS.

David N. Rocheleau, Senior Investigator; Edward A. Hamilton, Associate Director, SCUREF; Jerry L. Hudgins, Senior Investigator; Paul McCarty, Graduate Research Assistant; Robert J. Schalkoff, Senior Investigator; Robert O. Pettus, Project Manager & Principal Investigator

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Underwater manipulator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Self-contained, waterproof, water-submersible, remote-controlled apparatus is provided for manipulating a device, such as an ultrasonic transducer for measuring crack propagation on an underwater specimen undergoing shock testing. The subject manipulator includes metal bellows for transmittal of angular motions without the use of rotating shaft seals or O-rings. Inside the manipulator, a first stepper motor controls angular movement. In the preferred embodiment, the bellows permit the first stepper motor to move an ultrasonic transducer .+-.45 degrees in a first plane and a second bellows permit a second stepper motor to move the transducer .+-.10 degrees in a second plane orthogonal to the first. In addition, an XY motor-driven table provides XY motion.

Schrum, Phillip B. (Clairton, PA); Cohen, George H. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Underwater manipulator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Self-contained, waterproof, water-submersible, remote-controlled apparatus is described for manipulating a device, such as an ultrasonic transducer for measuring crack propagation on an underwater specimen undergoing shock testing. The subject manipulator includes metal bellows for transmittal of angular motions without the use of rotating shaft seals or O-rings. Inside the manipulator, a first stepper motor controls angular movement. In the preferred embodiment, the bellows permit the first stepper motor to move an ultrasonic transducer [plus minus]45 degrees in a first plane and a second bellows permit a second stepper motor to move the transducer [plus minus]10 degrees in a second plane orthogonal to the first. In addition, an XY motor-driven table provides XY motion.

Schrum, P.B.; Cohen, G.H.

1993-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The ICoN integrated communication and navigation protocol for underwater acoustic networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The deployment of autonomous underwater devices has increased dramatically in the last several years, presenting a strong and growing need for a network protocol to mediate acoustic communications between devices. This ...

Kanthan, Rupesh R

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual design of a thrust-vectoring tailcone for underwater robotics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Thrust-vectoring on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles is an appealing directional-control solution because it improves turning radius capabilities. Unfortunately, thrust-vectoring requires the entire propulsion system be ...

Nawrot, Michael T

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biomimetic oscillating foil propulsion to enhance underwater vehicle agility and maneuverability  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Inspired by the swimming abilities of marine animals, this thesis presents "Finnegan the RoboTurtle", an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) powered entirely by four flapping foils. Biomimetic actuation is shown to produce ...

Licht, Stephen Carl

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active control of passive acoustic fields: Passive synthetic apertureDoppler beamforming with data from an autonomous  

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from an autonomous vehicle Gerald L. D'Spain,a Eric Terrill, C. David Chadwell, Jerome A. Smith August 2006 The maneuverability of autonomous underwater vehicles AUVs equipped with hull-mounted arrays

Smith, Jerome A.

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Intelligent Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles  

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, and is spread by diffusion and ocean currents over an area dozens of kilometres wide. However, detecting a plume Vehicles (AUVs) to locate hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor. Hydrothermal vents are super- heated outgassings of water found on mid-ocean ridges, and they are of great interest to marine scientists

Yao, Xin

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Synergistic applications of autonomous underwater vehicles and ...  

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the 2003 and 2006 Monterey Bay field experiments are acknowl- edged. Thanks to .... error in the vehicle's magnetic compass (Moline et al. 2005). During this ... programmed to first run a series of four 500-m lines spaced. 20 m apart along the

2008-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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The Meandering Current Mobility Model and its Impact on Underwater Mobile Sensor Networks  

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capture the physical movement of the sensor nodes with ocean currents gives better understanding autonomous devices that passively fol- low the ocean currents, for a review see [15]. Lagrangian autonomousThe Meandering Current Mobility Model and its Impact on Underwater Mobile Sensor Networks Antonio

Paparella, Francesco

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IMPROVEMENT OF AUTOMATIC MAN-MADE OBJECT DETECTION IN UNDERWATER VIDEOS BY USING OF  

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to the calculation of the sun position in relation to the vehicle position, the detection with the distance from- dressed using a system with four steps: a detection step, a classification step, an identification step, and a neutralization step [1]. Nowadays, the trend is to de- sign autonomous systems (Autonomous underwater vehicles

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Design and experimental evaluation of an Autonomous Surface Craft to support AUV operations  

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In recent years, there has been a large increase in the use of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) for numerous military, commercial, and scientific missions. These include mapping, oceanographic data collection, and ...

Williams, Robert R., IV

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Transponder Range Only Navigation Geometry (STRONG) applied to REMUS autonomous under water vehicles  

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A detailed study was conducted to prove the concept of an iterative approach to single transponder navigation for REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). Although the concept of navigation with one acoustic beacon is ...

Hartsfield, J. Carl (Jasper Carl)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Oxygen in Underwater Cave  

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Oxygen in Underwater Cave Oxygen in Underwater Cave Name: Natalie Status: student Grade: 9-12 Location: HI Country: USA Date: Spring 2011 Question: Is it possible for there to be free oxygen in an underwater cave? If it is, then how does it work? Replies: Yes it is possible as I have personally experienced. If the cave roof rises to a level above the water, air dissolved in the water will slowly out gas until the water is at the same level at all places. A pocket of breathable air will form. In many caves the roof dips below water level in one place but it above it on both sides. Think of a U shaped tube where the bottom of the U is blocked by water. This is called a siphon and I have passed through many of these to find breathable air on the other side. R. W. "Bob" Avakian Oklahoma State Univ. Inst. of Technology

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Optical Delineation of Benthic Habitat Using an Autonomous  

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Biological Sciences Department Center for Marine and Coastal Sciences California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California 93407 e-mail: moline@marine.calpoly.edu Dana L. Woodruff Battelle Marine. Autonomous underwater vehicles AUVs with active propulsion are especially well suited for studies

Moline, Mark

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Autonomous pedestrians  

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We address the challenging problem of emulating the rich complexity of real pedestrians in urban environments. Our artificial life approach integrates motor, perceptual, behavioral, and cognitive components within a comprehensive model of pedestrians ... Keywords: Artificial life, Autonomous characters, Behavioral animation, Cognitive modeling, Virtual humans

Wei Shao; Demetri Terzopoulos

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE JOURNAL OF OCEANIC ENGINEERING, VOL. 29, NO. 3, JULY 2004 651 Designing Future Underwater Vehicles: Principles  

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Vehicles: Principles and Mechanisms of the Weakly Electric Fish Malcolm A. MacIver, Ebraheem Fontaine, autonomous underwater vehicles, backward swimming, biologically inspired robotics, biorobotics, electric fish, and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) that are powered and teleoperated via a tether connected to a surface

Hartmann, Mitra J. Z.

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Multi-Cluster Protocol for Ad Hoc Mobile Underwater Acoustic Networks Francisco Salv-Garau and Milica Stojanovic  

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of connectivity, successful transmission rate, average delay and energy consumption. Simulation analysis is used of network design is on a scalable multiple access technique which is applicable to varying coverage areas Underwater Vehicles. I. INTRODUCTION Autonomous operations future naval capability (AOFNC) calls

Stojanovic, Milica

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An intelligent inspection and survey robot  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Large quantities of mixed/low-level radioactive waste contained in 55-, 85-, and 110-gallon steel drums are stored at DOE warehouses throughout US. The steel drums are placed on pallets and stacked on top of one another, forming a column of drums ranging in heights of one to five drums and up to 16 feet. The columns of drums are aligned in rows forming aisles about 3 feet wide between the rows of drums. Many tens of thousands of drums are stored in these warehouses. ARIES (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System) is under development for DOE to survey and inspect these drums. The mobile robot will autonomously navigate through the warehouse and the aisles and perform an inspection operation, typically performed by a human operator, making decisions about the condition of the drums and maintaining a database of pertinent information about each drum.

Byrd, J.S. [South Carolina Univ., Columbia, SC (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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UNDERWATER COATINGS FOR CONTAMINATION CONTROL  

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The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) deactivated several aging nuclear fuel storage basins. Planners for this effort were greatly concerned that radioactive contamination present on the basin walls could become airborne as the sides of the basins became exposed during deactivation and allowed to dry after water removal. One way to control this airborne contamination was to fix the contamination in place while the pool walls were still submerged. There are many underwater coatings available on the market for marine, naval and other applications. A series of tests were run to determine whether the candidate underwater fixatives were easily applied and adhered well to the substrates (pool wall materials) found in INL fuel pools. Lab-scale experiments were conducted by applying fourteen different commercial underwater coatings to four substrate materials representative of the storage basin construction materials, and evaluating their performance. The coupons included bare concrete, epoxy painted concrete, epoxy painted carbon steel, and stainless steel. The evaluation criteria included ease of application, adherence to the four surfaces of interest, no change on water clarity or chemistry, non-hazardous in final applied form and be proven in underwater applications. A proprietary two-part, underwater epoxy owned by S. G. Pinney and Associates was selected from the underwater coatings tested for application to all four pools. Divers scrubbed loose contamination off the basin walls and floors using a ship hull scrubber and vacuumed up the sludge. The divers then applied the coating using a special powered roller with two separate heated hoses that allowed the epoxy to mix at the roller surface was used to eliminate pot time concerns. The walls were successfully coated and water was removed from the pools with no detectable airborne contamination releases.

Julia L. Tripp; Kip Archibald; Ann Marie Phillips; Joseph Campbell

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Underwater Lighting by Submerged Lasers and Incandescent Sources  

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and collimated underwater incandescent projector. The laser-collimated underwater incandescent projector used for beamBY SUBMERGED LASERS and Incandescent Sources DESCRIPTIVE

Duntley, Seibert Q

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An intelligent inspection and survey robot  

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Large quantities of mixed and low-level radioactive waste contained in 55-, 85-, and 110-gallon steel drums are stored at Department of Energy (DOE) warehouses located throughout the United States. The steel drums are placed on pallets and stacked on top of one another, forming a column of drums ranging in heights of one to four drums and up to 16 feet high. The columns of drums are aligned in rows forming an aisle approximately three feet wide between the rows of drums. Tens of thousands of drums are stored in these warehouses throughout the DOE complex. ARIES (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System), is under development for the DOE to survey and inspect these drums. The robot will navigate through the aisles and perform an inspection operation, typically performed by a human operator, making decisions about the condition of the drums and maintaining a database of pertinent information about each drum.

Byrd, J.S.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Underwater Coatings for Contamination Control  

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is deactivating several fuel storage basins. Airborne contamination is a concern when the sides of the basins are exposed and allowed to dry during water removal. One way of controlling this airborne contamination is to fix the contamination in place while the pool walls are still submerged. There are many underwater coatings available on the market that are used in marine, naval and other applications. A series of tests were run to determine whether the candidate underwater fixatives are easily applied and adhere well to the substrates (pool wall materials) found in INEEL fuel pools. The four pools considered included 1) Test Area North (TAN-607) with epoxy painted concrete walls; 2) Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) (CPP-603) with bare concrete walls; 3) Materials Test Reactor (MTR) Canal with stainless steel lined concrete walls; and 4) Power Burst Facility (PBF-620) with stainless steel lined concrete walls on the bottom and epoxy painted carbon steel lined walls on the upper portions. Therefore, the four materials chosen for testing included bare concrete, epoxy painted concrete, epoxy painted carbon steel, and stainless steel. The typical water temperature of the pools varies from 55oF to 80oF dependent on the pool and the season. These tests were done at room temperature. The following criteria were used during this evaluation. The underwater coating must: · Be easy to apply · Adhere well to the four surfaces of interest · Not change or have a negative impact on water chemistry or clarity · Not be hazardous in final applied form · Be proven in other underwater applications. In addition, it is desirable for the coating to have a high pigment or high cross-link density to prevent radiation from penetrating. This paper will detail the testing completed and the test results. A proprietary two-part, underwater epoxy owned by S. G. Pinney and Associates was selected to be applied by divers after scrubbing loose contamination off the basin walls and floors using a ship hull scrubber and vacuuming up the sludge. A special powered roller with two separate heated hoses that allowed the epoxy to mix at the roller surface was used to eliminate pot time concerns. The walls were successfully coated and water was removed from the pool with no airborne contamination problems.

Julia L. Tripp; Kip Archibald; Ann-Marie Phillips; Joseph Campbell

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-level stored waste inspection using mobile robots  

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A mobile robot inspection system, ARIES (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System), has been developed for the U.S. Department of Energy to replace human inspectors in the routine, regulated inspection of radioactive waste stored in drums. The robot will roam the three-foot aisles of drums, stacked four high, making decisions about the surface condition of the drums and maintaining a database of information about each drum. A distributed system of onboard and offboard computers will provide versatile, friendly control of the inspection process. This mobile robot system, based on a commercial mobile platform, will improve the quality of inspection, generate required reports, and relieve human operators from low-level radioactive exposure. This paper describes and discusses primarily the computer and control processes for the system.

Byrd, J.S.; Pettus, R.O.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotics for waste storage inspection: A user`s perspective  

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Self-navigating robotic vehicles are now commercially available, and the technology supporting other important system components has also matured. Higher reliability and the obtainability of system support now make it practical to consider robotics as a way of addressing the growing operational requirement for the periodic inspection and maintenance of radioactive, hazardous, and mixed waste inventories. This paper describes preparations for the first field deployment of an autonomous container inspection robot at a Department of Energy (DOE) site. The Stored Waste Autonomous Mobile Inspector (SWAMI) is presently being completed by engineers at the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC). It is a modified version of a commercially available robot. It has been outfitted with sensor suites and cognition that allow it to perform inspections of drum inventories and their storage facilities.

Hazen, F.B.

1994-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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User Electrical Inspection Criteria  

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User Electronic and Electrical Equipment Inspection Criteria User Electronic and Electrical Equipment Inspection Criteria Any electrical or electronic equipment users bring to the APS will have to be inspected. In some cases, this inspection will be quite simple, e.g., if the equipment has already been inspected by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and is used for its designed purpose. Other equipment will require a more thorough inspection (this may include NRTL inspected equipment if it is assembled into an apparatus with other components). The inspection is based on an eight-part list of criteria. Paraphrased, those criteria are: The equipment must be suitable for its intended use (and if appropriate, installation). For example, a heater controller intended to control a 1000W heater cannot be used to control a 2000W heater. The

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Underwater communication via compact mechanical sound generation  

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Effective communication with underwater remotely operated vehicles (UROV) can be difficult to accomplish. In water, simple radio communication is quickly dissipated at higher frequencies and lower frequencies require a ...

Ubellacker, Wyatt

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contributions to automated realtime underwater navigation  

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This dissertation presents three separate-but related-contributions to the art of underwater navigation. These methods may be used in postprocessing with a human in the loop, but the overarching goal is to enhance vehicle ...

Stanway, Michael Jordan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Underwater Sound Generation Using Carbon Nanotube Projectors  

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The application of solid-state fabricated carbon nanotube sheets as thermoacoustic projectors is extended from air to underwater applications, thereby providing surprising results. While the acoustic generation efficiency of a liquid immersed nanotube ...

Ali E. Aliev; Marcio D. Lima; Shaoli Fang; Ray H. Baughman

2010-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytic and numerical study of underwater implosion  

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Underwater implosion, the rapid collapse of a structure caused by external pressure, generates a pressure pulse in the surrounding water that is potentially damaging to adjacent structures or personnel. Understanding the ...

Gish, Lynn Andrew

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An automated miniature robotic vehicle inspection system  

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

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

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensor Data Processing for Tracking Underwater Threats Using Terascale Optical Core Devices  

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A critical aspect of littoral surveillance (including port protection) involves the localization and tracking of underwater threats such as manned or unmanned autonomous underwater vehicles. In this article, we present a methodology for locating underwater threat sources from uncertain sensor network data, and illustrate the threat tracking aspects using active sonars in a matched filter framework. The novelty of the latter paradigm lies in its implementation on a tera-scale optical core processor, EnLight , recently introduced by Lenslet Laboratories. This processor is optimized for array operations, which it performs in a fixed point arithmetic architecture at tera-scale throughput. Using the EnLight 64 prototype processor, our results (i) illustrate the ability to reach a robust tracking accuracy, and (ii) demonstrate that a considerable speed-up (a factor of over 13,000) can be achieved when compared to an Intel XeonTM processor in the computation of sets of 80K-sample complex Fourier transforms that are associated with our matched filter techniques.

Barhen, Jacob [ORNL; Imam, Neena [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Reduced Mandated Inspection by Remote Field Eddy Current Inspection of Unpiggable Pipelines  

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The Remote Field Eddy Current (RFEC) technique is ideal for inspecting unpiggable pipelines because all of its components can be made much smaller than the diameter of the pipe to be inspected. For this reason, RFEC was chosen as a technology for unpiggable pipeline inspections by DOE-NETL with the support of OTD and PRCI, to be integrated with platforms selected by DOENETL. As part of the project, the RFEC laboratory facilities were upgraded and data collection was made nearly autonomous. The resulting improved data collection speeds allowed GTI to test more variables to improve the performance of the combined RFEC and platform technologies. Tests were conducted on 6-, 8-, and 12-inch seamless and seam-welded pipes. Testing on the 6-inch pipes included using seven exciter coils, each of different geometry with an initial focus on preparing the technology for use on an autonomous robotic platform with limited battery capacity. Reductions in power consumption proved successful. Tests with metal components similar to the Explorer II modules were performed to check for interference with the electromagnetic fields. The results of these tests indicated RFEC would be able to produce quality inspections while on the robot. Mechanical constraints imposed by the platform, power requirements, control and communication protocols, and potential busses and connectors were addressed. Much work went into sensor module design including the mechanics and electronic diagrams and schematics. GTI participated in two Technology Demonstrations for inspection technologies held at Battelle Laboratories. GTI showed excellent detection and sizing abilities for natural corrosion. Following the demonstration, module building commenced but was stopped when funding reductions did not permit continued development for the selected robotic platform. Conference calls were held between GTI and its sponsors to resolve the issue of how to proceed with reduced funding. The project was rescoped for 10-16-inch pipes with the intent of looking at lower cost, easier to implement, tethered platform applications. OTD ended its sponsorship.

Albert Teitsma; Julie Maupin

2006-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

88

Automatic Fish Classification for Underwater Species Behavior Understanding  

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Automatic Fish Classification for Underwater Species Behavior Understanding Concetto Spampinato an automatic fish classi- fication system that operates in the natural underwater en- vironment to assist marine biologists in understanding fish behavior. Fish classification is performed by combining two types

Fisher, Bob

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Development of a low-cost underwater manipulator  

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This thesis describes the design, modeling, manufacture, and testing of a low cost, multiple degree-of-freedom underwater manipulator. Current underwater robotic arm technologies are often expensive or limited in functionality. ...

Cooney, Lauren Alise

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatiotemporal processing and time-reversal for underwater acoustic communications  

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High-rate underwater acoustic communication can be achieved using transmitter/receiver arrays. Underwater acoustic channels can be characterized as rapidly time-varying systems that suffer severe Inter Symbol Interferences ...

Wang, Daniel Y

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Design of small, low-cost, underwater fin manipulator  

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This thesis details the development of a small, low cost, underwater manipulator for use on the XAUV. At this time, there are no cheap underwater servos commercially available. The design involves modifying a commercially ...

Roberts, Megan Johnson

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Home Inspection Checklist.  

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the checklist in advance so you will know what you need to inspect at each home. In addition to the checklist, bring the tools to do the job. These include a clip board, paper, pencil, pocket knife, flashlight, tape measure, screwdriver, electrical circuit... tester and binoculars. Consider a Professional Inspection If you have satisfied your own general expectations and are planning on buying a particular home, consider having a professional inspection. As you choose a professional inspector for the job...

Quiring, Susan M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: IG-0774  

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

Inspection Report Inspection Report Material Control and Accountability at Los Alamos National Laboratory DOE/IG-0774 September 2007 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Inspections and Special Inquiries Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 7,2007 MEMORANDUM FOR FROM: Insp~ct& General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Material Control and Accountability at Los Alamos National Laboratory" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has a national security mission that includes responsibility for the science, engineering and technology related to certain radioactive materials supporting the Nation's nuclear weapons program. These include materials

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Optical fiber inspection system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A remote optical inspection system including an inspection head. The inspection head has a passageway through which pellets or other objects are passed. A window is provided along the passageway through which light is beamed against the objects being inspected. A plurality of lens assemblies are arranged about the window so that reflected light can be gathered and transferred to a plurality of coherent optical fiber light guides. The light guides transfer the light images to a television or other image transducer which converts the optical images into a representative electronic signal. The electronic signal can then be displayed on a signal viewer such as a television monitor for inspection by a person. A staging means can be used to support the objects for viewing through the window. Routing means can be used to direct inspected objects into appropriate exit passages for accepted or rejected objects. The inspected objects are advantageously fed in a singular manner to the staging means and routing means. The inspection system is advantageously used in an enclosure when toxic or hazardous materials are being inspected. 10 figs.

Moore, F.W.

1985-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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User Electrical Equipment Inspections  

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User Electronic and Electrical Equipment Inspection Criteria In order to be in compliance with NEC, OSHA, and DOE regulations all electronic and electrical equipment at the APS...

96

Life after inspection  

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To gain a financial benefit, a smart operator views inspection as part of an overall strategy to maintain a safe pipeline. This paper shows how periodic internal inspections, followed by defect assessments using fitness-for-purpose criteria and selective repair, is the most cost beneficial way of maintaining the safety of a pipeline. It is highlighted that it is important to use (i) genuine high resolution pigs for the inspection and (ii) expert fitness-for-purpose assessment. The cost savings on the optimized future safe operating strategies for the pipeline offset the costs of the inspection and expert assessment.

Grimes, K. [BG Inspection Services Inc., Houston, TX (United States); Jones, D.G. [Pipeline Integrity International, Cramlington (United Kingdom)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomous Virtual Mobile Nodes  

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This paper presents a new abstraction for virtual infrastructure in mobile ad hoc networks. An AutonomousVirtual Mobile Node (AVMN) is a robust and reliable entity that is designed to cope with theinherent difficulties ...

Dolev, Shlomi

2005-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The SWAMI inspection robot: Fernald site requirements  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this document is to introduce and describe the Stored Waste Autonomous Mobile Inspector (SWAMI) robot project and to identify issues that will need to be addressed prior to its field demonstration at Fernald in mid-1995. SWAMI is a mobile robotic vehicle that will perform mandated weekly inspections of waste containers. Fernald has a large inventory of these containers and a need to protect workers from radiation hazards while enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the inspections. Fernald`s role in this project is to supply the demonstration site and make all necessary preparations. This includes identification of the test areas and plans, and identification and compliance to Federal, State, DOE, and Site regulations on system safety and quality. In addition, Fernald will link SWAMI output images to off-line mass data storage, and also to an on-line ORACLE database. The authors shall initiate a dialog with State and Federal regulators towards the near term goal of acceptance of the SWAMI test plan and a longer term goal of acceptance of SWAMI as a supplement and improvement to present mandated RCRA inspections.

Hazen, F.B.

1993-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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1 Design by Autonomous Learning Design by Autonomous Learning  

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1 Design by Autonomous Learning Design by Autonomous Learning: Modeling Environment for Design Box 123, Broadway NSW 2007, Australia Email: {prabhakar, gjsmith}@socs.uts.edu.au 1. Design by Autonomous Learning An important area of expertise robots can provide is design of artefacts in physical

Prabhakar, Sattiraju

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Autonomous data transmission apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A autonomous borehole data transmission apparatus for transmitting measurement data from measuring instruments at the downhole end of a drill string by generating pressure pulses utilizing a transducer longitudinally responsive to magnetic field pulses caused by electrical pulses corresponding to the measured downhole parameters.

Kotlyar, Oleg M. (4675 W. 3825 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84120)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Stored Waste Autonomous Mobile Inspector (SWAMI)  

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A mobile robot system called Stored Waste Autonomous Mobile Inspector (SWAMI) is under development by the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) Robotics Group of Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) to perform mandated inspections of waste drums stored in warehouse facilities. The system will reduce personnel exposure to potential hazards and create accurate, high-quality documentation to ensure regulatory compliance and enhance waste management operations. Development work is coordinated among several Department of Energy (DOE), academic, and commercial entities in accordance wit DOE`s technology transfer initiative. The prototype system, SWAMI I, was demonstrated at Savannah River Site (SRS) in November, 1993. SWAMI II is now under development for field trails at the Fernald site.

Peterson, K.D.; Ward, C.R.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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An intelligent inspection and survey robot. Volume 1  

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ARIES {number_sign}1 (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System), has been developed for the Department of Energy to survey and inspect drums containing low-level radioactive waste stored in warehouses at DOE facilities. The drums are typically stacked four high and arranged in rows with three-foot aisle widths. The robot will navigate through the aisles and perform an inspection operation, typically performed by a human operator, making decisions about the condition of the drums and maintaining a database of pertinent information about each drum. A new version of the Cybermotion series of mobile robots is the base mobile vehicle for ARIES. The new Model K3A consists of an improved and enhanced mobile platform and a new turret that will permit turning around in a three-foot aisle. Advanced sonar and lidar systems were added to improve navigation in the narrow drum aisles. Onboard computer enhancements include a VMEbus computer system running the VxWorks real-time operating system. A graphical offboard supervisory UNIX workstation is used for high-level planning, control, monitoring, and reporting. A camera positioning system (CPS) includes primitive instructions for the robot to use in referencing and positioning the payload. The CPS retracts to a more compact position when traveling in the open warehouse. During inspection, the CPS extends up to deploy inspection packages at different heights on the four-drum stacks of 55-, 85-, and 110-gallon drums. The vision inspection module performs a visual inspection of the waste drums. This system will locate and identify each drum, locate any unique visual features, characterize relevant surface features of interest and update a data-base containing the inspection data.

NONE

1995-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

103

Blue whale response to underwater noise from commercial ships  

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to investigate the effect of ship traffic on ambient noiseThis study investigates the effect of ship noise on signalmaneuvering effects on a surface ship underwater acoustic

McKenna, Megan Frances

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Scientific Solutions (TRL 5 6 Component) - Underwater Active...  

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

Energy Scientific Solutions (TRL 5 6 Component) - Underwater Active Acoustic Monitoring Network for Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy 40aamssistein.ppt More Documents &...

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Inspection Report: IG-0770  

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

U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Inspections and Special Inquiries Inspection Report Protective Force MK-19 Grenade Launcher Use at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Pantex Facility DOE/IG-0770 July 2007 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 July 2 0 , 2007 MEMORANDUM FOR TWSECRETARY FROM: 4- Greg ry . riedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Protective Force MK-19 Grenade Launcher Use at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Pantex Facility" BACKGROUND The National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Pantex Facility is this Nation's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. The nature of such work necessitates the development and implementation of protection strategies based upon the

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Inspection Report: IG-0746  

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

l nspector General l nspector General Office of Inspections and Special Inquiries Inspection Report Work Packages for Site Support Service; at Los Alamos National Laboratory Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 29, 2006 MEMORANDUM FOR TI38 S E C m U R Y FROM: h p Gregor - . riedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Work Packages for Site Support Services at Los Alalnos National Laboratory" The Department of Energy's Los Alarnos National Laboratory (LANL) enhances global security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile; developing technical solutioils to reduce the threat of weapons of mass destnlction; and solving problems related to energy, environn~ent, infrastructure, healtl~, and national security. Site support services at the

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Inspection Report: IG-0731 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

that is CLASSIFIED. Inspection Report: IG-0731 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0619 Inspection Report: IG-0809 Pantex Laser Perimeter Awareness System-IG-0809...

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory...  

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

Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory, Volume 1 - May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory, Volume 1 - May 2005 May 2005 Inspection of Environment,...

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation...  

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

Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - March 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Office of Secure Transportation - March 2007 March 2007 Inspection of Emergency...

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 |...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 June 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant This report documents the results of an inspection of the...

111

Engineering Design and Safety Basis Inspection Criteria, Inspection...  

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

the Engineering Design and Safety Basis Inspection Criteria, Inspection Activities, and Lines of Inquiry for internal use, which we are also making available on the Office of ES&H...

112

rail inspections matrix  

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

COMPARISON OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY ALLIANCE RECOMMENDED NATIONAL PROCEDURES COMPARISON OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY ALLIANCE RECOMMENDED NATIONAL PROCEDURES AND OUT-OF-SERVICE CRITERIA FOR THE ENHANCED SAFETY INSPECTION OF COMERCIAL HIGHWAY VEHICLES TRANSPORTING TRANSURANICS, SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL, AND HIGH LEVEL WASTE TO RAIL INSPECTION STANDARDS -TEC-WG, RAIL TOPIC GROUP 1 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Requirement Applicable Federal Regulation (All 49CFR unless otherwise noted) AAR Rule or Standard Applicable Industry / Regulatory Initiatives / Recommended Practices 1.0 GENERAL 215-RAILROAD FREIGHT CAR SAFETY STANDARDS 221-REAR END MARKING DEVICE-PASSENGER, COMMUTER AND FREIGHT TRAINS 223-SAFETY GLAZING STANDARDS-LOCOMOTIVES, PASSENGER CARS AND CABOOSES 229-RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE

113

2003 Annual Inspection of the  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

conducted the physical site inspection on September 8, 9 and 10, 2014. J. Nguyen, F. Smith, and D. Dille also participated in portions of the inspection, and EPA and UDEQ...

114

Implementation of automatic inspection system  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Inspection is the formal examination of a product manufactured by any manufacturing process. Inspection process is critical to all the industries as it ensures that a good quality product reach at the end customers. In ...

Chawla, Yugank

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Pipe crawlers, pipe inspection {open_quotes}rabbits{close_quotes} and similar vehicles are widely used for inspecting the interior surfaces of piping systems, storage tanks and process vessels for damaged or flawed structural features. This paper describes the design of a flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus.

Jenkins, C.F.; Howard, B.D.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

System safety analysis of an autonomous mobile robot  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Analysis of the safety of operating and maintaining the Stored Waste Autonomous Mobile Inspector (SWAMI) II in a hazardous environment at the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) was completed. The SWAMI II is a version of a commercial robot, the HelpMate{trademark} robot produced by the Transitions Research Corporation, which is being updated to incorporate the systems required for inspecting mixed toxic chemical and radioactive waste drums at the FEMP. It also has modified obstacle detection and collision avoidance subsystems. The robot will autonomously travel down the aisles in storage warehouses to record images of containers and collect other data which are transmitted to an inspector at a remote computer terminal. A previous study showed the SWAMI II has economic feasibility. The SWAMI II will more accurately locate radioactive contamination than human inspectors. This thesis includes a System Safety Hazard Analysis and a quantitative Fault Tree Analysis (FTA). The objectives of the analyses are to prevent potentially serious events and to derive a comprehensive set of safety requirements from which the safety of the SWAMI II and other autonomous mobile robots can be evaluated. The Computer-Aided Fault Tree Analysis (CAFTA{copyright}) software is utilized for the FTA. The FTA shows that more than 99% of the safety risk occurs during maintenance, and that when the derived safety requirements are implemented the rate of serious events is reduced to below one event per million operating hours. Training and procedures in SWAMI II operation and maintenance provide an added safety margin. This study will promote the safe use of the SWAMI II and other autonomous mobile robots in the emerging technology of mobile robotic inspection.

Bartos, R.J.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Coastal Underwater Field Observer with Remote IP Access  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and network capacity Significant challenge to reconcile energy consumption of hardware and communications Observer 9/16/09 Low Tide High Tide #12;Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Underwater Enclosure Prototype Testing Sealing Low Tide Simulation High Tide Simulation Result: NO Leakage Costal Underwater

118

Demo 2: Integrated Communications for Underwater Operations By Dale Green  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Demo 2: Integrated Communications for Underwater Operations By Dale Green Teledyne Benthos Inc. New forms of navigation aids for underwater vehicles are enabled through the use of acoustic communications for accomplishing these navigation functions simultaneously with a variety of communications functions. Each

Zhou, Shengli

119

Design and implementation of an underwater sound recording device  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to design and build two versions of an underwater sound recording device. The device designed is referred to as the Underwater Sound Recorder (USR), which can be connected to one or two hydrophones or other underwater sound sensors. The URS contains a 26 dB preamplifier and a user selectable gain that permits additional amplification of input to the system from 26 dB to 46 dB. Signals within the frequency range up to 15 kHz may be recorded using the USR. Examples of USR applications are monitoring underwater processes that have the potential to create large pressure waves that could potentially harm fish or other aquatic life, such as underwater explosions or pile driving. Additional applications are recording sound generated by vessels or the vocalizations of some marine mammals, such as the calls from many species of whales.

Martinez, Jayson J.; Myers, Joshua R.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Deng, Zhiqun; Rohrer, John S.; Caviggia, Kurt A.

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

120

Scientific Solutions (TRL 5 6 Component)- Underwater Active Acoustic Monitoring Network for Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Scientific Solutions (TRL 5 6 Component) - Underwater Active Acoustic Monitoring Network for Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy

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121

Superintegrable non-autonomous Hamiltonian systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Mishenko-Fomenko theorem on action-angle coordinates for superintegrable autonomous Hamiltonian systems is extended to the non-autonomous ones.

G. Sardanashvily

2009-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

122

Instructions for Facility Inspection Report 1. Complete Facility Inspection Report for each inspection;  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on the site diagram) Date of Inspection/ Inspected By Spill Response Kit Materials in Adequate Supply, drum storage areas, fueling areas, and other locations where oil is handled/loaded/unloaded. These are shown on the site diagrams in Appendix A. #12;MONTHLY TANK INSPECTION REPORT Instructions: 1. Complete

123

A survey of autonomic communications  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Autonomic communications seek to improve the ability of network and services to cope with unpredicted change, including changes in topology, load, task, the physical and logical characteristics of the networks that can be accessed, and so forth. Broad-ranging ... Keywords: Autonomic communication

Simon Dobson; Spyros Denazis; Antonio Fernández; Dominique Gaďti; Erol Gelenbe; Fabio Massacci; Paddy Nixon; Fabrice Saffre; Nikita Schmidt; Franco Zambonelli

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Inspection Report: IG-0821  

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

Fire Suppression and Related Services Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory DOE/IG-0821 September 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 11, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL operates in "unique" hazard environments, to include special nuclear materials, explosives, and hazardous chemicals, that create special fire suppression and

125

NSLS Electrical Equipment Inspection  

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

Electrical Equipment Inspection Information Electrical Equipment Inspection Information A note to vendors visiting NSLS A note to users visiting NSLS Proteus Electrical Conformity Remediation Currently Certified Electrical Equipment Inspectors: First Line Contacts Email Extension Poshka, Dennis poshka@bnl.gov 2825 Alternate Contacts Boerner Jr, Albert aboerner@bnl.gov 5990 Buda, Scott buda@bnl.gov 3914 Caruso, Michael caruso@bnl.gov 4100 Chmiel, Robert chmiel@bnl.gov 8141 Church, Randolph church@bnl.gov 2736 Clay, Barret clay@bnl.gov 7284 D'Alsace, Roy dalsace@bnl.gov 3973 Danneil, Christopher cdanneil@bnl.gov 8609 Davila, Peter davila@bnl.gov 7625 De Toll, Peter detoll@bnl.gov 4100 Durfee, Douglas ddurfee@bnl.gov 7625 Fulkerson, Michael fulkerso@bnl.gov 5194 Gallagher, John jgallagher@bnl.gov 5770 Harder, David dharder@bnl.gov 4978

126

Inspection tester for explosives  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An inspection tester that can be used anywhere as a primary screening tool by non-technical personnel to determine whether a surface contains explosives. It includes a body with a sample pad. First and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are operatively connected to the body and the sample pad. The first and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are positioned to deliver the explosives detecting reagents to the sample pad. A is heater operatively connected to the sample pad.

Haas, Jeffrey S. (San Ramon, CA); Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Satcher, Joe H. (Patterson, CA)

2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

127

Inspection tester for explosives  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An inspection tester that can be used anywhere as a primary screening tool by non-technical personnel to determine whether a surface contains explosives. It includes a body with a sample pad. First and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are operatively connected to the body and the sample pad. The first and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are positioned to deliver the explosives detecting reagents to the sample pad. A is heater operatively connected to the sample pad.

Haas, Jeffrey S. (San Ramon, CA); Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Satcher, Joe H. (Patterson, CA)

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

128

Waste Inspection Tomography (WIT)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Waste Inspection Tomography (WIT) provides mobile semi-trailer mounted nondestructive examination (NDE) and assay (NDA) for nuclear waste drum characterization. WIT uses various computed tomography (CT) methods for both NDE and NDA of nuclear waste drums. Low level waste (LLW), transuranic (TRU), and mixed radioactive waste can be inspected and characterized without opening the drums. With externally transmitted x-ray NDE techniques, WIT has the ability to identify high density waste materials like heavy metals, define drum contents in two- and three-dimensional space, quantify free liquid volumes through density and x-ray attenuation coefficient discrimination, and measure drum wall thickness. With waste emitting gamma-ray NDA techniques, WIT can locate gamma emitting radioactive sources in two- and three-dimensional space, identify gamma emitting isotopic species, identify the external activity levels of emitting gamma-ray sources, correct for waste matrix attenuation, provide internal activity approximations, and provide the data needed for waste classification as LLW or TRU. The mobile feature of WIT allows inspection technologies to be brought to the nuclear waste drum storage site without the need to relocate drums for safe, rapid, and cost-effective characterization of regulated nuclear waste. The combination of these WIT characterization modalities provides the inspector with an unprecedented ability to non-invasively characterize the regulated contents of waste drums as large as 110 gallons, weighing up to 1,600 pounds. Any objects that fit within these size and weight restrictions can also be inspected on WIT, such as smaller waste bags and drums that are five and thirty-five gallons.

Bernardi, R.T.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Infrared microscope inspection apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus and system for inspecting infrared transparents, such as an array of photovoltaic modules containing silicon solar cells, includes an infrared microscope, at least three sources of infrared light placed around and having their axes intersect the center of the object field and means for sending the reflected light through the microscope. The apparatus is adapted to be mounted on an X-Y translator positioned adjacent the object surface. 4 figs.

Forman, S.E.; Caunt, J.W.

1985-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

130

Infrared microscope inspection apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus and system for inspecting infrared transparents, such as an array of photovoltaic modules containing silicon solar cells, includes an infrared microscope, at least three sources of infrared light placed around and having their axes intersect the center of the object field and means for sending the reflected light through the microscope. The apparatus is adapted to be mounted on an X-Y translator positioned adjacent the object surface.

Forman, Steven E. (Framingham, MA); Caunt, James W. (Concord, MA)

1985-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

131

Geometric Formation Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Huizhen Yang and Fumin Zhang  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

) dynamic model for the horizontal motion of each AUV that has control inputs over surge force and yaw for formation shape, formation motion and vehicle orientation. The system decouples when additional symmetries horizontal model for AUVs is used in [11] and [12]. In [11], the model has decoupled sway and yaw motion

Zhang, Fumin

132

Pipeline tracking for fully-actuated autonomous underwater vehicle using visual servo control  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in the plane orthogonal to the direction of the pipeline along with the yaw velocity are derived from the image when dealing with AUV is inherently linked to the nonlinear dynamics of the system and highly coupled of the system. There is a vast array of designs and control system archi- tectures for AUVs, well summarised

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

133

Creation and deployment of the NEREUS autonomous underwater chemical analyzer and Kemonaut, an odyssey class submarine  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

NEREUS is a compact self-contained low-power submersible membrane-inlet mass spectrometer, designed to measure dissolved volatile gasses in the water column. It is capable of intelligent data collection, analysis and ...

Camilli, Richard, 1972-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

AQU 02 Coordinated Sampling using a Drifter and an Autonomous Underwater Team Members  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

measurements at sufficient spatial and temporal resolution within a specific feature while it is evolving of toxic algal blooms or anoxic patches of low-oxygen that may cause marine life mortality. To study by performing a desired survey pattern (e.g lawnmower) relative to the world frame, centered at the initial

California at Los Angeles, University of

135

Design and construction of a low cost, modular Autonomous Underwater Vehicle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Over the next 5 years, MIT Sea Grant is tasked with locating and photographing Didemnum Vexillum, an invasive species which threatens New England fishing habitats. Didemnum research is conducted in the photosynthesis zone ...

Brege, Eric D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Development of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Sub-Ice Environmental Monitoring in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(Florida Tech). Of particular interest are the impacts of the construction of offshore gravel islands used of the Interior (DOI), has been tasked with the responsibility of studying the effects of offshore gravel have deleterious effects on marine plant life, due to decreased light transmission through the water

Wood, Stephen L.

137

Development of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Sub-Ice Environmental Monitoring in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Alaska's northern coast. Of particular interest are the impacts of construction of offshore gravel the effects of offshore gravel-island based oil development on the marine environment. As part effects on marine plant life, due to decreased light transmission through the water column. In order

Wood, Stephen L.

138

Autonomous Gaussian Decomposition  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We present a new algorithm, named Autonomous Gaussian Decomposition (AGD), for automatically decomposing spectra into Gaussian components. AGD uses derivative spectroscopy and machine learning to provide optimized guesses for the number of Gaussian components in the data, and also their locations, widths, and amplitudes. We test AGD and find that it produces results comparable to human-derived solutions on 21cm absorption spectra from the 21cm SPectral line Observations of Neutral Gas with the EVLA (21-SPONGE) survey. We use AGD with Monte Carlo methods to derive the HI line completeness as a function of peak optical depth and velocity width for the 21-SPONGE data, and also show that the results of AGD are stable against varying observational noise intensity. The autonomy and computational efficiency of the method over traditional manual Gaussian fits allow for truly unbiased comparisons between observations and simulations, and for the ability to scale up and interpret the very large data volumes from the up...

Lindner, Robert R; Murray, Claire E; Stanimirovi?, Snežana; Babler, Brian L; Heiles, Carl; Hennebelle, Patrick; Goss, W M; Dickey, John

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Autonomous software: Myth or magic?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We discuss work by the eSTAR project which demonstrates a fully closed loop autonomous system for the follow up of possible micro-lensing anomalies. Not only are the initial micro-lensing detections followed up in real time, but ongoing events are prioritised and continually monitored, with the returned data being analysed automatically. If the ``smart software'' running the observing campaign detects a planet-like anomaly, further follow-up will be scheduled autonomously and other telescopes and telescope networks alerted to the possible planetary detection. We further discuss the implications of this, and how such projects can be used to build more general autonomous observing and control systems.

Alasdair Allan; Tim Naylor; Eric S. Saunders

2008-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

140

Safeguards management inspection procedures  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of this inspection module is to independently assess the contributions of licensee management to overall safeguards systems performance. The inspector accomplishes this objective by comparing the licensee's safeguards management to both the 10 CFR, parts 70 and 73, requirements and to generally accepted management practices. The vehicle by which this comparison is to be made consists of assessment questions and key issues which point the inspector to areas of primary concern to the NRC and which raise additional issues for the purpose of exposing management ineffectiveness. Further insight into management effectiveness is obtained through those assessment questions specifically directed toward the licensee's safeguards system performance. If the quality of the safeguards is poor, then the inspector should strongly suspect that management's role is ineffective and should attempt to determine management's influence (or lack thereof) on the underlying safeguards deficiencies. (The converse is not necessarily true, however.) The assessment questions in essence provide an opportunity for the inspector to identify, to single out, and to probe further, questionable management practices. Specific issues, circumstances, and concerns which point to questionable or inappropriate practices should be explicitly identified and referenced against the CFR and the assessment questions. The inspection report should also explain why the inspector feels certain management practices are poor, counter to the CFR, and/or point to ineffecive management. Concurrent with documenting the inspection results, the inspector should provide recommendations for alleviating observed management practices that are detrimental to effective safeguards. The recommendations could include: specific changes in the practices of the licensee, followup procedures on the part of NRC, and proposed license changes.

Barth, M.J.; Dunn, D.R.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Inspect and Repair Steam Traps  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This tip sheet on inspecting and repairing steam traps provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

142

Enabling autonomic behavior in systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Soules, R. W. Wisniewski, D. M. Da Silva, O. Krieger, M. A. Auslander, D. J. Edelsohn, B. Gamsa, G. R. Ganger, P. McKenney, M. Ostrowski, B. Rosenburg, M. Stumm, J. Xenidis Autonomic computing systems

Ganger, Greg

143

Solar Power for Autonomous Floats  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Advances in low-power instrumentation and communications now often make energy storage the limiting factor for long-term autonomous oceanographic measurements. Recent advances in photovoltaic cells, with efficiencies now close to 30%, make solar ...

Eric A. D’Asaro

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Electrical Engineering for Autonomousfor Autonomous  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Electrical Engineering for Autonomousfor Autonomous Exploration Robots Minor EE-Mi-109 of pico liter cavities each with sensors and actuators and readout electronics Wind energy is requiringWind

145

Toward a compact underwater structured light 3-D imaging system  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A compact underwater 3-D imaging system based on the principles of structured light was created for classroom demonstration and laboratory research purposes. The 3-D scanner design was based on research by the Hackengineer ...

Dawson, Geoffrey E

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Touch at a distance : underwater object identification using pressure sensors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

While the vast majority of underwater vehicles rely exclusively on sonar and vision to detect obstacles and maneuver, live fish also use their lateral line organ. The role played by the canal lateral line system is ...

Maertens, Audrey (Audrey Paulette Solange)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Tones for Real: Managing Multipath in Underwater Acoustic Wakeup  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

propagation is five orders-of- magnitude slower than RF, so propagation times stretch to hundreds sparked interest, bring- ing sensing with these characteristics underwater to improve our ability to chart

Heidemann, John

148

Tones for Real: Managing Multipath in Underwater Acoustic Wakeup  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, but acoustic prop- agation is five orders-of-magnitude slower than RF, so propagation times stretch to hundreds. Their success has sparked interest in bringing these characteristics underwater to improve our ability to chart

Heidemann, John

149

Multi Stage Underwater Sensor Localization using Mobile Beacons  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Then, they dive to the level of the underwater sensors to advertise these coordinates. In turn to perform, including: oceanographic data collection, ecological applications (e.g. pollution, water quality

Paparella, Francesco

150

LASER SAFETY SELF-INSPECTION CHECKLIST Lab Supervisor _________________________ Inspected By: __________________________  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LASER SAFETY SELF-INSPECTION CHECKLIST Lab Supervisor _________________________ Inspected By, and alignment procedures kept with laser equipment? yes no 3. Have all commercially produced Class 3b and 4 lasers and all lasers made or modified on campus been registered with the University's Laser Safety

Bolch, Tobias

151

Waste inspection tomography (WIT)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The WIT program will provide an inspection system that offers the nuclear waste evaluator a unique combination of tools for regulatory-driven characterization of low-level waste (LLW), transuranic waste (TRU), and mixed waste drums. WIT provides nondestructive, noninvasive, and environmentally safe inspections using X-ray and gamma ray technologies, with reasonable cost and throughput. Two emission imaging techniques will be employed for characterizing materials in waste containers. The first of these is gamma emission tomography, commonly called single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Rather than using an external radiation source, SPECT uses the emission of radioactive materials within the object of interest for imaging. In this case, emission from actual nuclear waste within a container will provide a three-dimensional image of the radioactive substances in the container. The second emission technique will use high-purity germanium detectors for gamma ray spectroscopy. This technique, called nondestructive assay (NDA), can identify the emitting isotopic species and strength. Work in emission tomography and assay of nuclear waste has been undertaken at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory using a technique called Passive Tomography. Results from a process development unit are presented.

Bernardi, R.T.; Han, K.S.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

152

Underwater and in-air sounds from a small hovercraft  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Underwater and in-air recordings were made from a boat anchored near Prudhoe Bay Alaska while a Griffon 2000TD hovercraft drove by at or near full power on four passes. At the closest point of approach (CPA 6.5 m ) underwater broadband ( 10 – 10 000 Hz ) levels reached 133 and 131 dB re : 1 ? Pa at depths of 1 and 7 m respectively. In-air unweighted and A-weighted broadband ( 10 – 10 000 Hz ) levels reached 104 and 97 dB re : 20 ? Pa respectively. The hovercraft produced sound at a wide range of frequencies. Both underwater and in air the largest spectral peak was near 87 Hz which corresponded to the blade rate of the thrust propeller. In addition the spectral composition included several harmonics of this frequency. The shaft or blade rate of the lift fan was barely detectable underwater despite its proximity to the water. The hovercraft was considerably quieter underwater than similar-sized conventional vessels and may be an attractive alternative when there is concern over underwater sounds.

Susanna B. Blackwell; Charles R. Greene Jr.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Delivery Reliability for Natural Gas--Inspection Technologies  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Remote Field Eddy Current (RFEC) technique is ideal for inspecting unpiggable pipelines because all of its components can be made smaller than the diameter of the pipe to be inspected. For these reasons, RFEC was selected as a technology to be integrated with the Explorer II robotic platform for unpiggable pipeline inspections. The research work is a continuation of a prior DOE-NETL project but is now directed towards a seamless integration with the robot. The laboratory set-up has been improved and data collection is nearly autonomous. With the improved collections speeds, GTI has been able to test more variables. Tests have been run on 6-inch and 12-inch seamless and seam-welded pipes. Testing on the 6-inch pipes have included using five exciter coils, each of a different geometry. Two types of sensor coils have been tested. With a focus on preparing the technology for use on the Explorer II, improvements in power consumption have proved successful. Tests with metal components have been performed to check for interference with the electromagnetic field. The results of these tests indicate RFEC will produce quality inspections while on the robot. GTI has also been testing manufactured detection boards currently used for boiler tube inspections. These boards are appropriately compact for use on the Explorer II robot and are able to detect defects at the speed of robot travel. In addition to advanced sensor development, GTI has participated in sensor/platform definition and module design activities. Mechanical constraints, power requirements, limited control and communication protocols, and potential busses and connectors have been addressed. GTI has conducted a proper design process to produce a sound design for the RFEC components to fit into two modules. The remaining work to be performed in the design of the sensor module is packaging and strengthening.

Albert Teitsma; Julie Maupin

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Laser Safety Inspection Criteria  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A responsibility of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO) is to perform laser safety audits. The American National Standard Z136.1 Safe use of Lasers references this requirement in several sections: (1) Section 1.3.2 LSO Specific Responsibilities states under Hazard Evaluation, ''The LSO shall be responsible for hazards evaluation of laser work areas''; (2) Section 1.3.2.8, Safety Features Audits, ''The LSO shall ensure that the safety features of the laser installation facilities and laser equipment are audited periodically to assure proper operation''; and (3) Appendix D, under Survey and Inspections, it states, ''the LSO will survey by inspection, as considered necessary, all areas where laser equipment is used''. Therefore, for facilities using Class 3B and or Class 4 lasers, audits for laser safety compliance are expected to be conducted. The composition, frequency and rigueur of that inspection/audit rests in the hands of the LSO. A common practice for institutions is to develop laser audit checklists or survey forms. In many institutions, a sole Laser Safety Officer (LSO) or a number of Deputy LSO's perform these audits. For that matter, there are institutions that request users to perform a self-assessment audit. Many items on the common audit list and the associated findings are subjective because they are based on the experience and interest of the LSO or auditor in particular items on the checklist. Beam block usage is an example; to one set of eyes a particular arrangement might be completely adequate, while to another the installation may be inadequate. In order to provide more consistency, the National Ignition Facility Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (NIF-LLNL) has established criteria for a number of items found on the typical laser safety audit form. These criteria are distributed to laser users, and they serve two broad purposes: first, it gives the user an expectation of what will be reviewed by an auditor, and second, it is an opportunity to explain audit items to the laser user and thus the reasons for some of these items. Some examples are given from the audit criteria handout. As an explanatory key to the reader, an Operational Safety Procedure (OSP) as a formally reviewed safety procedure required for all Class 3B and Class 4 laser installations. An ''OSP Binder'' contains all safety documentation related to a given laser operation and serves as a central repository for documents, such as the OSP, interlock logs, lessons learned, contact information etc. ''Unattended Operation'' refers to approved procedures for unattended operation of the laser installation and may include operation beyond normal working hours. ''L-train'' is the LLNL training tracking system.

Barat, K

2005-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

155

Inspection Report: IG-0378 | Department of Energy  

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

8 Inspection Report: IG-0378 August 29, 1995 Report on Follow-up Inspection of the Double Funding of Security for Special Nuclear Material at Richland Operations Inspection Report:...

156

2004 Annual Inspection for the  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

for the for the Parkersburg, West Virginia, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Section 151(c) Disposal Site Summary The Parkersburg, West Virginia, Site was inspected on October 16, 2008, to confirm the integrity of visible features and to determine the need, if any, for maintenance, additional inspections, or monitoring. Results of the inspection conclude that the site is in excellent condition. Vegetation control activities (mow and spray) have been effective in reducing the populations of weed species present at the site. An area of poison hemlock re-growth and an area of poison ivy were identified during the inspection. Although the site is currently mowed twice a year, the grass was rather high at the time of the inspection. It is recommended that the frequency of

157

Device for inspecting vessel surfaces  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A portable, remotely-controlled inspection crawler for use along the walls of tanks, vessels, piping and the like. The crawler can be configured to use a vacuum chamber for supporting itself on the inspected surface by suction or a plurality of magnetic wheels for moving the crawler along the inspected surface. The crawler is adapted to be equipped with an ultrasonic probe for mapping the structural integrity or other characteristics of the surface being inspected. Navigation of the crawler is achieved by triangulation techniques between a signal transmitter on the crawler and a pair of microphones attached to a fixed, remote location, such as the crawler's deployment unit. The necessary communications are established between the crawler and computers external to the inspection environment for position control and storage and/or monitoring of data acquisition.

Appel, D. Keith (Aiken, SC)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Ultrasonic inspection and deployment apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An ultrasonic inspection apparatus for the inspection of metal structures, especially installed pipes. The apparatus combines a specimen inspection element, an acoustical velocity sensing element, and a surface profiling element, all in one scanning head. A scanning head bellows contains a volume of oil above the pipe surface, serving as acoustical couplant between the scanning head and the pipe. The scanning head is mounted on a scanning truck which is mobile around a circular track surrounding the pipe. The scanning truck has sufficient motors, gears, and position encoders to allow the scanning head six degrees of motion freedom. A computer system continually monitors acoustical velocity, and uses that parameter to process surface profiling and inspection data. The profiling data is used to automatically control scanning head position and alignment and to define a coordinate system used to identify and interpret inspection data. The apparatus is suitable for highly automated, remote application in hostile environments, particularly high temperature and radiation areas.

Michaels, Jennifer E. (Ithaca, NY); Michaels, Thomas E. (Ithaca, NY); Mech, Jr., Stephen J. (Pasco, WA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Inspection Report: IG-0693 | Department of Energy  

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

3 Inspection Report: IG-0693 June 17, 2005 Review of Security at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection of security at the...

160

Inspection Report: INS-9502 | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

26, 1995 Report on Inspection of Analytical Laboratories Oversight at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Inspection Report: INS-9502 More Documents & Publications Audit Report:...

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161

Inspection Report: IG-0809 | Department of Energy  

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

09 Inspection Report: IG-0809 January 2009 Pantex Laser Perimeter Awareness System This inspection report is not publicly releasable because it contains Unclassified Controlled...

162

Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory...  

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

Argonne National Laboratory - East, Summary Report - May 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory - East, Summary Report - May 2002 May 2002 Inspection of...

163

Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory...  

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

Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory-West - November 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory-West - November 2004 November 2004 Emergency Management...

164

Inspection Report: IG-0563 | Department of Energy  

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

63 Inspection Report: IG-0563 July 1, 2002 Security of Spent Nuclear Fuel at the West Valley Demonstration Project (U) Inspection Report: IG-0563 More Documents & Publications...

165

Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...  

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

5 Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2005 October 2005 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge Office and the Oak Ridge National...

166

Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 October 2008 Inspection of Emergency Management at the...

167

Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...  

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

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 October 2008 Inspection of Nuclear Safety at the Oak...

168

Inspection Report: IG-0604 | Department of Energy  

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

04 Inspection Report: IG-0604 June 2, 2003 Inspection of Savannah River Operations Office Management of Emergency Response and Law Enforcement-Related Grants The Office of...

169

Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Plant, Summary Report - August 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Summary Report - August 2002 August 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...

170

Inspection Report: IG-0433 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

433 Inspection Report: IG-0433 December 3, 1998 Inspection of Department of Energy's Conference Policies and Practices The Department of Energy (Department) is a recognized world...

171

Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Argonne National Laboratory, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection of...

172

Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Operations Office and Savannah River Site, January 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection of...

173

Request an Inspection of User Electrical Equipment  

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

Request for an Electrical Equipment Inspection All APS User electronic and electrical equipment must be inspected before use in an experiment. Please ask your beamline to make...

174

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National...  

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

National Laboratory - July 2013 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - June 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site - June 2007...

175

Inspection Report: IG-0745 | Department of Energy  

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

control. Examples of these materials include plutonium, enriched uranium, americium, and depleted uranium. Inspection Report: IG-0745 More Documents & Publications Inspection...

176

Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach...  

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

Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 16, 2008 (HSS CRAD 64-11 Rev. 2) Essential Systems Functionality Inspection Criteria,...

177

Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant, Technical Appendices, Volume II, February 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety,...

178

Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...  

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

Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - May 2005 May 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories This report...

179

Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report...  

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

Inspection, Pantex Plant, Summary Report - November 2002 November 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Pantex Plant This report...

180

Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - September 2006...  

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Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - September 2006 September 2006 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management Programs at the Hanford Site Waste...

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181

Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory...  

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Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - November 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory This report...

182

Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection of...

183

Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, February 2005...  

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

Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant, February 2005 February 2005 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant This report provides the results...

184

Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho Cleanup Project - August...  

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

Oversight Inspection, Idaho Cleanup Project - August 2007 August 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Idaho Cleanup Project This report provides the...

185

Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory ...  

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

Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory - August 2007 August 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Idaho National Laboratory's Materials and Fuels...

186

F Reactor Inspection | Department of Energy  

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Inspection F Reactor Inspection Addthis Description Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor last week before...

187

Experiment Verification of Position Measurement for Underwater Mobile Robot Using Monocular Camera  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Authors have been developing the underwater robot that can be used for environmental protection work in the sea near Okinawa. It is difficult to get the position of underwater robot, because it cannot use GPS ...

Natsuki Uechi; Fumiaki Takemura; Kuniaki Kawabata…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

The EO-1 Autonomous Science Agent  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An Autonomous Science Agent is currently flying onboard the Earth Observing One Spacecraft. This software enables the spacecraft to autonomously detect and respond to science events occurring on the Earth. The package includes software systems that perform ...

Steve Chien; Rob Sherwood; Daniel Tran; Benjamin Cichy; Gregg Rabideau; Rebecca Castano; Ashley Davies; Rachel Lee; Dan Mandl; Stuart Frye; Bruce Trout; Jerry Hengemihle; Jeff D'Agostino; Seth Shulman; Stephen Ungar; Thomas Brakke; Darrell Boyer; Jim Van Gaasbeck; Ronald Greeley; Thomas Doggett; Victor Baker; James Dohm; Felipe Ip

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Physics-Aware Planning for Autonomous Robots  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Physics-Aware Planning for Autonomous Robots: A Step Towards Realizing Unmanned Sea Surface, University of Maryland #12;Autonomous Operations in Challenging Environments Moving obstacles Environments Waypoint Management Control Allocation Guidance System Control System Navigation System Waves, wind

Gupta, Satyandra K.

190

Distributed Algorithms for Autonomous Mobile Robots  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The distributed coordination and control of a team of autonomous mobile robots is a problem widely studied in a ... algorithmic limitations on what a set of autonomous mobile robots can achieve. In particular, th...

Nicola Santoro

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

AUTONOMOUS MOBILE BUOY (A-M-B) COASTAL & LAGOON: autonomous monitoring and sampling  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

AUTONOMOUS MOBILE BUOY (A-M-B) COASTAL & LAGOON: autonomous monitoring and sampling PI: Stephen, goals and objectives The project objective of this proposal is to develop an Autonomous Mobile Buoy student built instrumentation and autonomous/remotely operated vehicles that will be deployed, monitored

Wood, Stephen L.

192

Autonomous Intersection Management for Semi-Autonomous Vehicles Tsz-Chiu Au  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Autonomous Intersection Management for Semi-Autonomous Vehicles Tsz-Chiu Au School of Electrical@cs.utexas.edu Abstract-- Recent advances in autonomous vehicle technology will open the door to highly efficient transportation systems in the future, as demonstrated by Autonomous Intersection Management, an intersection

Stone, Peter

193

Development of an underwater spin facility for combined environment testing  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In response to a request from the US Government, Sandia National Laboratories has developed an instrumentation system to monitor the conditions along an underwater, rotating drive shaft. It was desired to study the structural integrity and signal acquisition capabilities of the Shaft Instrumentation System (SIS) in an environment which closely simulates the actual deployment conditions. In this manner, the SIS response to ill-defined conditions, such as flow field turbulence or temperature fluctuations, could be determined. An Underwater Spin Facility was developed in order to verify the operation of the instrumentation and telemetric data acquisition system in a combined environment of external pressure, transient axial loads and centrifugal force. The main components of the Underwater Spin Facility are a large, five foot diameter pressure vessel, a dynamically sealed shaft, a drive train assembly and a shaker table interface which is used to apply the axial loads. This paper presents a detailed description of the design of the Underwater Spin Facility. It also discusses the SIS certification test program in order to demonstrate the successful performance of the Underwater Spin Facility. 8 refs., 10 figs.

Roach, D.P.; Nusser, M.A.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Experiences and results from designing and developing a 6 DoF underwater parallel robot  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

REMO I Robot is a novel application of a parallel structure as an underwater robot of 6 DoF. Compared to other underwater robots, navigation of REMO I Robot is performed by the capability of its parallel structure to modify its geometric structure (thruster ... Keywords: Control of parallel robot, Modelling, Parallel robot, Underwater robots

Roque Saltaren Pazmińo; Cecilia E. Garcia Cena; Cesar Alvarez Arocha; Rafael Aracil Santonja

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

OSDF Inspection Report  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

29.1 12/12 29.1 12/12 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report December 2012 6319D-6137 8929.2 12/12 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6112 6319D-6135 8929.3 12/12 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking west) 6319D-6110 6319D-6109 8929.4 12/12 East Face Cell 2 West Face Cell 2 6319D-6034 6319D-6113 8929.5 12/12 East Face Cell 3 West Face Cell 3 6319D-6133 6319D-6114 8929.6 12/12 East Face Cell 4 West Face Cell 4 6319D-6131 6319D-6116 8929.7 12/12 East Face Cell 5 West Face Cell 5 6319D-6130 6319D-6117 8929.8 12/12 East Face Cell 6 6319D-6118 6319D-6129 West Face Cell 6 8929.9 12/12 East Face Cell 7 6319D-6120 6319D-6127 West Face Cell 7 8929.10 12/12 East Face Cell 8 6319D-6121 6319D-6124 West Face Cell 8 8929.11 12/12

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8744 - OSDF Inspection Report  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

3.1 03/13 3.1 03/13 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report March 2013 6319D-6168 8933.2 03/13 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6149 6319D-6155 8933.3 03/13 North Face Cell 1 North Drainage (looking west) 6319D-6151 6319D-6152 8933.4 03/13 East Face Cell 2 West Face Cell 2 6319D-6056 6319D-6148 8933.5 03/13 East Face Cell 3 West Face Cell 3 6319D-6157 6319D-6147 8933.6 03/13 East Face Cell 4 West Face Cell 4 6319D-6158 6319D-6145 8933.7 03/13 East Face Cell 5 West Face Cell 5 6319D-6160 6319D-6144 8933.8 03/13 East Face Cell 6 6319D-6143 6319D-6161 West Face Cell 6 8933.9 03/13 East Face Cell 7 6319D-6141 6319D-6162 West Face Cell 7 8933.10 03/13 East Face Cell 8 6319D-6140 6319D-6164 West Face Cell 8 8933.11 03/13

197

F Reactor Inspection  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor before stepping inside the reactor to complete its periodic inspection. This is the first time the Department of Energy (DOE) has had the reactor open since 2008. The F Reactor is one of nine reactors along the Columbia River at the Department's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State, where environmental cleanup has been ongoing since 1989. As part of the Tri-Party Agreement, the Department completes surveillance and maintenance activities of cocooned reactors periodically to evaluate the structural integrity of the safe storage enclosure and to ensure confinement of any remaining hazardous materials. "This entry marks a transition of sorts because the Hanford Long-Term Stewardship Program, for the first time, was responsible for conducting the entry and surveillance and maintenance activities," said Keith Grindstaff, Energy Department Long-Term Stewardship Program Manager. "As the River Corridor cleanup work is completed and transitioned to long-term stewardship, our program will manage any on-going requirements."

Grindstaff, Keith; Hathaway, Boyd; Wilson, Mike

2014-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

198

F Reactor Inspection  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor before stepping inside the reactor to complete its periodic inspection. This is the first time the Department of Energy (DOE) has had the reactor open since 2008. The F Reactor is one of nine reactors along the Columbia River at the Department's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State, where environmental cleanup has been ongoing since 1989. As part of the Tri-Party Agreement, the Department completes surveillance and maintenance activities of cocooned reactors periodically to evaluate the structural integrity of the safe storage enclosure and to ensure confinement of any remaining hazardous materials. "This entry marks a transition of sorts because the Hanford Long-Term Stewardship Program, for the first time, was responsible for conducting the entry and surveillance and maintenance activities," said Keith Grindstaff, Energy Department Long-Term Stewardship Program Manager. "As the River Corridor cleanup work is completed and transitioned to long-term stewardship, our program will manage any on-going requirements."

Grindstaff, Keith; Hathaway, Boyd; Wilson, Mike

2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

199

Solar Permitting & Inspection Webinar Series  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A. and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) present a series of three webinars on Solar Permitting & Inspection. As part of the U...

200

Cooling Tower Inspection with Scuba  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A serious problem of scale and other solid material settling in heat transfer equipment was threatening to shut down our ethylene plant. All evidence pointed to the cooling tower as the source of the contamination. Visual inspection of the cooling...

Brenner, W.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

AUTONOMOUS CONTROL SYSTEMS: ARCHITECTURE AND FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

WP7 2:00 AUTONOMOUS CONTROL SYSTEMS: ARCHITECTURE AND FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES PJ. Antsaklis, KLM PassinD Dqt ofEecuical an Cmnpua Enge Univasity ofNotr Due Notr Dame, IN14655 ABSTRACT Autonomous control Autonomous control systems must perform well under signifit uncertainties in te plant and the envionment

Antsaklis, Panos

202

6 Natural Resources Contested in Autonomous Councils  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

191 6 Natural Resources Contested in Autonomous Councils: Assessing the Causes of Ethnic Conflict by allocating certain areas of the territory to the Autonomous Council, which then re-allocates these areas efforts at decentralisa- tion of powers to Autonomous Councils, violence between different ethnic groups

Richner, Heinz

203

A REAL-TIME AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION ARCHITECTURE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A REAL-TIME AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION ARCHITECTURE Gang Chen, Thierry Fraichard and Luis Martinez for autonomous navigation: perception, localisation, mapping, real-time motion planning and motion tracking. INTRODUCTION Autonomous navigation requires to solve a num- ber of challenging problems in domains as dif

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

204

Semi-Autonomous Intersection Management (Extended Abstract)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Semi-Autonomous Intersection Management (Extended Abstract) Tsz-Chiu Au School of Electrical@cs.utexas.edu ABSTRACT Autonomous Intersection Management (AIM) is a reservation-based intersection control protocol. AIM was designed for the time when all, or most, of the vehicles on the road are fully autonomous

Au, Tsz-Chiu

205

Homoclinic Trajectories of Non-Autonomous Maps  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Homoclinic Trajectories of Non-Autonomous Maps Thorsten H¨uls Fakult¨at f¨ur Mathematik, Universit For non-autonomous difference equations of the form xn+1 = f(xn, n), n we consider homoclinic, the techniques, developed in H¨uls (2006) apply and we gain an approximation of a non-autonomous homoclinic orbit

Bielefeld, Universität

206

Proceedings: EPRI Second Phased Array Inspection Seminar  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Second EPRI Phased Array Inspection Seminar focused on industrial applications of phased array technology that have been achieved to date or are planned for the near future. Presentations were made by developers of inspection techniques, inspection services vendors, and utility personnel who have performed inspections using arrays.

None

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Grantee Checklist for the Inspection & Monitoring Requirement  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This document walks Grantees through the Inspection & Monitoring requirement of the Quality Work Plan.

208

Quality Work Plan Inspection and Monitoring Requirement  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Inspection and monitoring requirements for Weatherization Assistance Program's comprehensive Quality Work Plan.

209

Your Global Inspection Solution 2 Glossary............................................................3  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Your Global Inspection Solution 2 SEAFOOD INSPECTION PROGRAM Contents Glossary......................................................... 9 VI.Choose Seafood With Confidence Mark ...10 VII. Voluntary Retail Services Mark..............11 in the USDC seafood inspection program must be reviewed and approved by the Seafood Inspection Program. 2

210

Hydrodynamic analysis of AUV underwater docking with a cone-shaped dock under ocean currents  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract This paper investigates the hydrodynamics issues that are associated with \\{AUVs\\} (autonomous underwater vehicles) as they approach a cone-shaped dock, which is proposed by most AUV docking systems for the AUV?s protection and simplification. However, this docking system is more sensitive to the hydrodynamic interactions between the dock and the ocean currents. The purpose is to exploit the hydrodynamic susceptibility in AUV docking with the dock and to identify a probable design for AUV control during docking. To achieve this purpose, numerical simulations of an AUV docking with a dock are conducted based on the dynamic mesh method. This paper illustrates the numerical methodology for AUV docking simulation. To increase the accuracy of the numerical simulation, turbulence models and grid-dependence problems are first studied. Then, 3D (three-dimensional) numerical simulations show the dependence of the AUV fluid forces near the dock on various velocities, accelerations, dock shapes, gliding modes, cross currents from several directions and rudder angles. The hydrodynamic behaviors of an AUV docking with a dock are obtained, which provide helpful suggestions for successful docking.

Lihong Wu; Yiping Li; Shaojuan Su; Peng Yan; Yu Qin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Audits & Inspections | Department of Energy  

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Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections The Office of Audits and Inspections provides all internal and contracted audit activities, inspections, and reviews for Department programs and operations, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Office also performs all OIG intelligence oversight and reporting as required by Executive Order and statue. The Office works as an agent for positive change and continuous improvement in the Department's management and program operations; and strives to provide reliable, credible financial and performance information to senior Department management, the Congress and taxpayers. The Office of Audits and Inspections consists of a Headquarters

212

Allocation of inspection resources for international safeguards  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Increasing numbers and complexity of facilities inspected by the International Atomic Energy Agency will require difficult decisions about the levels of safeguards to be assigned to materials and facilities should limitations on inspection resources continue. This paper examines some alternative strategies for assigning inspection effort that could improve effectiveness and efficiency of safeguards compared with current inspection practice. These allocation concepts are: (1) extension of inspection planning to include material strata and accounting areas that encompass multiple facilities and (2) the use of randomization of the quality and frequency of inspections and inspection activities.

Markin, J.T.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

High-frequency observations from mobile autonomous platforms  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

With increased human use of US coastal waters—including use by renewable energy activities such as the deployment and operation of wind wave and tidal energy converters—the issue of potential negative impacts on coastal ecosystems arises. Monitoring these areas efficiently for marine mammals is challenging. Recreational and commercial activities (e.g. fishing) can hinder long-term operation of fixed moored instruments. Additionally these shallow waters are often utilized by high-frequency cetaceans (e.g. harbor porpoises) which can only be acoustically detected over short distances of a few hundred meters. Mobile acoustic platforms are a useful tool to survey these areas of concern with increased temporal and spatial resolution compared to fixed systems and towed arrays. A commercially available acoustic recorder (type Song Meter SM2?+? Wildlife Acoustics Inc.) featuring sampling rates up to 384 kHz was modified and implemented on an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) as well as an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) and tested in the field. Preliminary results indicate that these systems are effective at detecting the presence of high-frequency cetaceans such as harbor porpoises. Potential applications limitations and future directions of this technology will be discussed. [Project partly supported by ONR and NOAA.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

MHK Technologies/Underwater Electric Kite Turbines | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Underwater Electric Kite Turbines Underwater Electric Kite Turbines < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Underwater Electric Kite Turbines.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization UEK Corporation Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Atchafalaya River Hydrokinetic Project II *MHK Projects/Chitokoloki Project *MHK Projects/Coal Creek Project *MHK Projects/Half Moon Cove Tidal Project *MHK Projects/Indian River Tidal Hydrokinetic Energy Project *MHK Projects/Luangwa Zambia Project *MHK Projects/Minas Basin Bay of Fundy Commercial Scale Demonstration *MHK Projects/Passamaquoddy Tribe Hydrokinetic Project *MHK Projects/Piscataqua Tidal Hydrokinetic Energy Project *MHK Projects/UEK Yukon River Project Technology Resource

215

ROBOTIC TANK INSPECTION END EFFECTOR  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of this contract between Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) and the Department of Energy (DOE) was to provide a tool for the DOE to inspect the inside tank walls of underground radioactive waste storage tanks in their tank farms. Some of these tanks are suspected to have leaks, but the harsh nature of the environment within the tanks precludes human inspection of tank walls. As a result of these conditions only a few inspection methods can fulfill this task. Of the methods available, OSS chose to pursue Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM), because it does not require clean surfaces for inspection, nor any contact with the Surface being inspected, and introduces no extra by-products in the inspection process (no coupling fluids or residues are left behind). The tool produced by OSS is the Robotic Tank Inspection End Effector (RTIEE), which is initially deployed on the tip of the Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA). The RTEE combines ACFM with a color video camera for both electromagnetic and visual inspection The complete package consists of an end effector, its corresponding electronics and software, and a user's manual to guide the operator through an inspection. The system has both coarse and fine inspection modes and allows the user to catalog defects and suspected areas of leakage in a database for further examination, which may lead to emptying the tank for repair, decommissioning, etc.. The following is an updated report to OSS document OSS-21100-7002, which was submitted in 1995. During the course of the contract, two related subtasks arose, the Wall and Coating Thickness Sensor and the Vacuum Scarifying and Sampling Tool Assembly. The first of these subtasks was intended to evaluate the corrosion and wall thinning of 55-gallon steel drums. The second was retrieved and characterized the waste material trapped inside the annulus region of the underground tanks on the DOE's tank farms. While these subtasks were derived from the original intent of the contract, the focus remains on the RTIEE.

Rachel Landry

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of the stored waste autonomous mobile inspector (SWAMI II)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A mobile robot system called the Stored Waste Autonomous Mobile Inspector (SWAMI) is under development by the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) Robotics Group of Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) to perform mandated inspections of waste drums stored in warehouse facilities. The system will reduce personnel exposure to potential hazards and create accurate, high-quality documentation to ensure regulatory compliance and enhance waste management operations. Development work is coordinated among several Department of Energy (DOE), academic, and commercial entities in accordance with DOE`s technology transfer initiative. The prototype system, SWAMI I, was demonstrated at Savannah River Site (SRS) in November, 1993. SWAMI II is now under development for field trials at the Fernald site.

Peterson, K.D.; Ward, C.R.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of a panel method to hydrodynamics of underwater vehicles  

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A low-order singularity panel method based on Green`s formulation is used to predict the hydrodynamics characteristics of underwater vehicles. The low-order modeling employs constant strength sources and doublets, and the body surface is modeled by quadrilaterals. The method is first applied to predicting the force and moment coefficients of underwater vehicles for the body-alone and finned configurations. Hydrodynamic coefficients of added mass and added moment of inertia are also calculated by modifying the code. Results for several two and three-dimensional bodies show the usefulness of the method for predicting the added mass and added moment of inertia.

Sahin, I. [Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo, MI (United States); Crane, J.W.; Watson, K.P. [Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City, FL (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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BOUSSINESQ MODELING OF SURFACE WAVES DUE TO UNDERWATER LANDSLIDES  

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BOUSSINESQ MODELING OF SURFACE WAVES DUE TO UNDERWATER LANDSLIDES DENYS DUTYKH AND HENRIK KALISCH, and viscous drag. The surface waves are studied in the Boussinesq scaling, with time-dependent bathymetry. A numerical model for the Boussinesq equations is introduced which is able to handle time-dependent bottom

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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BOUSSINESQ MODELING OF SURFACE WAVES DUE TO UNDERWATER LANDSLIDES  

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BOUSSINESQ MODELING OF SURFACE WAVES DUE TO UNDERWATER LANDSLIDES DENYS DUTYKH # AND HENRIK KALISCH, and viscous drag. The surface waves are studied in the Boussinesq scaling, with time­dependent bathymetry. A numerical model for the Boussinesq equations is introduced which is able to handle time­dependent bottom

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Defense from a distance ORNL robotics sensors detect underwater  

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SCIENCE Defense from a distance ORNL robotics sensors detect underwater explosive ordnance Modern of the future are not human oriented, but robotics oriented. For robots to perform their mission of safety at the forefront of robotics design, these are the droids we are looking for. ­Dylan Platz Karnowski analyzes

Pennycook, Steve

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A SURVEY OF UNDERWATER VEHICLE NAVIGATION: RECENT ADVANCES AND  

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the value, quantity, and cost- effectiveness of scientific data obtained with these vehicles. This paperA SURVEY OF UNDERWATER VEHICLE NAVIGATION: RECENT ADVANCES AND NEW CHALLENGES James C. Kinsey Ryan M. Eustice Louis L. Whitcomb Department of Mechanical Engineering The Johns Hopkins University

Eustice, Ryan

222

Measurement of underwater vibration by ultrasonic speckle stroboscopic technique  

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Abstract Ultrasonic speckles are widely used in medical imaging, but are not commonly accepted in industry. An ultrasonic speckle stroboscopic technique for industrial applications is introduced in this manuscript. In this technique, a whole field ultrasonic speckle image converter is no longer needed as in B-mode scanning, and neither is the process of searching for the maximum correlation coefficient among sub-sets in the ultrasonic speckle field. In pulse-echo working mode, by the modulation of sweeping frequency and trigger delay and performing a digital speckle correlation calculation, it can be obtained point-to-point the vibration frequency, amplitude and phase difference of underwater solid surfaces. Compared with traditional vibration measurement techniques, ultrasonic speckle stroboscopic technique can perform on-line, underwater, noncontact experiments, and is insensitive to the environment and the sample surface roughness. In this manuscript this technique was applied to a vibrating cantilever underwater. The experimental results were in good agreement with other testing methods. Therefore, the noncontact testing technique for vibration coefficient, especially the vibration phase difference, provides an alternative method for the mode analysis of industrial constructions, which is a piece of very important work for industrial underwater structure design.

Zhihua Luo; Jun Chu; Lei Shen; Peng Hu; Hongmao Zhu; Lili Hu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL LAYER FOR UNDERWATER SENSOR NETWORKS*  

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applications, such as monitoring environmental factors (such as seismic events detection in underwater environment, weather condition forecast, etc.) coordinating marine/submarine equipments (such as navigating ships) [1]. An important example is in the offshore oil industry, UASN enables wireless communication

Chen, Min

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An Advanced Channel Framework for Improved Underwater Acoustic Network Simulations  

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such as pollution, climate change and severe weather events is rapidly increasing. At the same time, as ocean underwater sensors, vehicles and devices together using acoustic communication. Network protocol development operation. However, acoustic communication performance is dynamic and dependent upon the environment

Zhou, Shengli

225

Inspection Report: S05IS042 | Department of Energy  

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

S05IS042 September 27, 2005 Inspection Letter Report on "Inspection of Possible Ethics Violation" Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report:...

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Inspection Report: IG-0530 | Department of Energy  

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0 0 Inspection Report: IG-0530 November 9, 2001 Inspection of the Management of Personal Property at the Ashtabula Environmental Management Project The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy, conducted an inspection to review the management of accountable Government-owned personal property at the Department's Ashtabula Environmental Management Project (Ashtabula) in Ashtabula, Ohio. Earthline Technologies (Earthline), formerly RMI Environmental Services, is the Department's environmental restoration contractor at Ashtabula. Earthline is a division of RMI Titanium Company headquartered in Niles, Ohio. Inspection Report: IG-0530 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0541 Inspection Report: INS-L-01-05 Inspection Report: IG-0576

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

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Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - May 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - May 2007 May 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) during January and February 2007. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. LSO's oversight has matured, and operational awareness and assessments have improved in gathering data and identifying deficiencies. LSO

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory - East,  

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory - Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory - East, Summary Report - May 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory - East, Summary Report - May 2002 May 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Argonne National Laboratory - East The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs and emergency management programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in April and May 2002. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and the Office of Emergency Management Oversight.

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Inspection Report: IG-0660 | Department of Energy  

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60 60 Inspection Report: IG-0660 August 30, 2004 Inspection Report on "Internal Controls Over the Accountability of Computers at Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection to determine the adequacy of internal controls over the extensive inventory of laptop and desktop computers at Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico. Computers are used in the full range of operations at Sandia, to include processing classified information. Department of Energy (DOE) and Sandia property policies identify computers as "sensitive property," due largely to their susceptibility to theft and misappropriation. Inspection Report: IG-0660 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0597 Inspection Report: IG-0455

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Evaluation of inservice inspection examinatiions  

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In order to evaluate the effectiveness of Section 11, Division 1, ``Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components,`` of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code examinations, 26 inservice inspection (ISI) summary reports from 24 facilities were reviewed. It was found that these ASME Code examinations and tests are instrumental in revealing indications and defects in welds and plant components. In addition, this study uncovered that fact that some of the Section 11 requirements are apparently not clear and are misunderstood by some of the facilities. Also, the need for more stringent requirements was evaluated and some Code changes are recommended.

Aldrich, D.A.; Cook, J.F.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of inservice inspection examinatiions  

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In order to evaluate the effectiveness of Section 11, Division 1, Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components,'' of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code examinations, 26 inservice inspection (ISI) summary reports from 24 facilities were reviewed. It was found that these ASME Code examinations and tests are instrumental in revealing indications and defects in welds and plant components. In addition, this study uncovered that fact that some of the Section 11 requirements are apparently not clear and are misunderstood by some of the facilities. Also, the need for more stringent requirements was evaluated and some Code changes are recommended.

Aldrich, D.A.; Cook, J.F.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Semi autonomous mine detection system  

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CMMAD is a risk reduction effort for the AMDS program. As part of CMMAD, multiple instances of semi autonomous robotic mine detection systems were created. Each instance consists of a robotic vehicle equipped with sensors required for navigation and marking, a countermine sensors and a number of integrated software packages which provide for real time processing of the countermine sensor data as well as integrated control of the robotic vehicle, the sensor actuator and the sensor. These systems were used to investigate critical interest functions (CIF) related to countermine robotic systems. To address the autonomy CIF, the INL developed RIK was extended to allow for interaction with a mine sensor processing code (MSPC). In limited field testing this system performed well in detecting, marking and avoiding both AT and AP mines. Based on the results of the CMMAD investigation we conclude that autonomous robotic mine detection is feasible. In addition, CMMAD contributed critical technical advances with regard to sensing, data processing and sensor manipulation, which will advance the performance of future fieldable systems. As a result, no substantial technical barriers exist which preclude – from an autonomous robotic perspective – the rapid development and deployment of fieldable systems.

Douglas Few; Roelof Versteeg; Herman Herman

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

An Accelerated Poincar e-map method for Autonomous Oscillators  

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An Accelerated Poincar#19;e-map method for Autonomous Oscillators S.H.M.J. Houben #3; and J between non-autonomous and autonomous oscillators. Non-autonomous (or driven) oscillators have a time. On the other hand, autonomous (or free-running) oscillators have no time-dependent in- put signal, which means

Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

234

Inspection of the objects on the sea floor by using 14 MeV tagged neutrons  

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Variety of objects found on the sea floor needs to be inspected for the presence of materials which represent the threat to the environment and to the safety of humans. We have demonstrated that the sealed tube 14 MeV neutron generator with the detection of associated alpha particles can be used underwater when mounted inside ROV equipped with the hydraulic legs and variety of sensors for the inspection of such objects for the presence of threat materials. Such a system is performing the measurement by using the NaI gamma detector and an API-120 neutron generator which could be rotated in order to maximize the inspected target volume. The neutron beam intensity during the 10-30 min. measurements is usually 1 x 10{sup 7} n/s in 4{pi}. In this report the experimental results for some of commonly found objects containing TNT explosive or its simulant are presented. The measured gamma spectra are dominant by C, O and Fe peaks enabling the determination of the presence of explosives inside the ammunition shell. Parameters influencing the C/O ratio are discussed in some details. (authors)

Valkovic, V. [A.C.T.d.o.o., Prilesje 4, Zagreb (Croatia); Sudac, D.; Obhodas, J. [Dept. of Experimental Physics, Inst. Ruder Boskovic, Zagreb (Croatia); Matika, D. [Inst. for Researches and Development of Defense Systems, Zagreb (Croatia); Kollar, R. [A.C.T.d.o.o., Prilesje 4, Zagreb (Croatia); Nad, K.; Orlic, Z. [Dept. of Experimental Physics, Inst. Ruder Boskovic, Zagreb (Croatia)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Requirements for Bridge Inspection | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Requirements for Bridge Inspection Requirements for Bridge Inspection 2009.09.14 OECM-Requirements for Bridge Insp.pdf More Documents & Publications 2009.09.14OECM-Requirementsfo...

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Piping inspection carriage having axially displaceable sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A pipe inspection instrument carriage for use with a pipe crawler for performing internal inspections of piping surfaces. The carriage has a front leg assembly, a rear leg assembly and a central support connecting the two assemblies and for mounting an instrument arm having inspection instruments. The instrument arm has a y-arm mounted distally thereon for axially aligning the inspection instrumentation and a mounting block, a linear actuator and axial movement arm for extending the inspection instruments radially outward to operably position the inspection instruments on the piping interior. Also, the carriage has a rotation motor and gear assembly for rotating the central support and the front leg assembly with respect to the rear leg assembly so that the inspection instruments azimuthally scan the piping interior. The instrument carriage allows performance of all piping inspection operations with a minimum of moving parts, thus decreasing the likelihood of performance failure.

Zollinger, William T. (Martinez, GA); Treanor, Richard C. (Augusta, GA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: IG-0464 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Inspection Report: IG-0464 Inspection Report: IG-0464 March 22, 2000 Follow-on Review of the Status of the U.S. Department of Energy's Counterintelligence Implementation Plan The...

238

Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory...  

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of an inspection of emergency management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Nevada Test Site. The inspection was conducted in March and April 2007 by the DOE Office of...

239

U.S. Seafood Inspection and HACCP  

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Currently there is increasing consumer concern and public perception that seafood is unsafe and requires more federal inspection ... 1986, 1987, 1989; Uva 1989). Seafood inspection is therefore one of the most .....

E. Spencer Garrett; Martha Hudak-Roos

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: IG-0578 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

8 Inspection Report: IG-0578 December 19, 2002 Inspection of Explosives Safety at Selected Department of Energy Sites The Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Energy...

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241

Inspection Report: IG-0682 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Documents & Publications Review of Status of Prior Export Control Recommendations at the Department of Energy, INS-O-07-01 Inspection Report: INS-O-07-01 Inspection Report: IG-072...

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Chapter 4 - Pipeline Inspection and Subsea Repair  

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Abstract Pipeline inspection is a part of the pipeline integrity management for keeping the pipeline in good condition. The rules governing inspection are the pipeline safety regulations. In most cases the pipeline is inspected regularly. The pipeline safety regulations require that the operator shall insure that a pipeline is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair. The pipeline inspection includes external inspection and internal inspection. In this chapter, the metal loss inspection techniques are discussed. The subsea pipeline internal inspection is normally carried out through non-destructive testing techniques and technologies by intelligent pigs, such as magnetic-flux leakage technology inn axial and circumferential, ultrasound technologies, eddy-current technologies and other technologies. The repair methods are different for shallow and deep water subsea pipelines. The conventional repair methods are used for shallow water pipeline, but diverless repair and intelligent plus are good for deepwater pipeline repair.

Yong Bai; Qiang Bai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Robotic Welding and Inspection System  

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This paper presents a robotic system for GTA welding of lids on cylindrical vessels. The system consists of an articulated robot arm, a rotating positioner, end effectors for welding, grinding, ultrasonic and eddy current inspection. Features include weld viewing cameras, modular software, and text-based procedural files for process and motion trajectories.

H. B. Smartt; D. P. Pace; E. D. Larsen; T. R. McJunkin; C. I. Nichol; D. E. Clark; K. L. Skinner; M. L. Clark; T. G. Kaser; C. R. Tolle

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

BUILDING INSPECTION Building, Infrastructure, Transportation  

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Sacramento, Ca 95814-5514 Re: Green Building Ordinance and the Building Energy Efficiency Standards Per and lower energy usage was reviewed. This factor is contained in the adopted Green Building Code Section 9 for the May 5, 2010 California Energy Commission business meeting. Thank you. John LaTorra Building Inspection

245

Industrial Use of Infrared Inspections  

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, but in the final analysis it comes down to the fact that the industrial management responsible for the operations and production budgets did not, and in many cases, still does not understand the economic benefits to the company that infrared industrial inspections...

Duch, A. A.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: IG-0372 | Department of Energy  

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

Administration Inspection Report: IG-0372 More Documents & Publications EIS-0171: Final Environmental Impact Statement Microsoft Word - competitionincontractingguidev2.doc Before...

247

ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Autonomous...  

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Autonomous Retrieval of Cloud and Aerosol Properties from ARM Micropulse Lidar Flynn, Connor Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Christy, Jason Columbia University Beus, Sherman...

248

Inspection Report Follow-up Inspection on Security Clearance Terminations and Badge  

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Inspection Report Inspection Report Follow-up Inspection on Security Clearance Terminations and Badge Retrieval at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory INS-L-12-02 March 2012 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 March 6, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR DEFENSE NUCLEAR SECURITY MANAGER, LIVERMORE SITE OFFICE FROM: Sandra D. Bruce Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Follow-up Inspection on Security Clearance Terminations and Badge Retrieval at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is managed

249

A cloud-assisted design for autonomous driving  

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This paper presents Carcel, a cloud-assisted system for autonomous driving. Carcel enables the cloud to have access to sensor data from autonomous vehicles as well as the roadside infrastructure. The cloud assists autonomous ...

Suresh Kumar, Swarun

250

Collaborative Virtual Training with Physical and Communicative Autonomous Agents.  

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Collaborative Virtual Training with Physical and Communicative Autonomous Agents. Thomas Lopez1, Conversational Agents, Autonomous Actors, Avatars, Virtual Reality Introduction The use of virtual reality Environments for Train- ing (CVETs) where real users and autonomous agents efficiently collaborate toward

251

Guidance Based Collision Avoidance of Coordinated Nonholonomic Autonomous Vehicles  

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Guidance Based Collision Avoidance of Coordinated Nonholonomic Autonomous Vehicles Xianbo Xiang following control, obstacle avoidance and collision free for coordinated multiple nonholonomic autonomous autonomous ve- hicles dealing with tasks could offer additional advantages, in terms of flexibility

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

252

Coordinated Searching and Target Identification Using Teams of Autonomous Agents  

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Coordinated Searching and Target Identification Using Teams of Autonomous Agents Christopher Lum;#12;University of Washington Abstract Coordinated Searching and Target Identification Using Teams of Autonomous & Astronautics Many modern autonomous systems actually require significant human involvement. Often, the amount

Washington at Seattle, University of

253

Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory -  

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September 2008 September 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory - September 2008 September 2008 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Brookhaven Site Office and Brookhaven National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight inspected the emergency management program at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in June/July 2008. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Emergency Management Oversight (HS-63). This 2008 inspection found that hazardous material inventories remain low, and the program has been significantly improved by the issuance of a hazards survey, EPHAs, and revised emergency plan, as well as other upgraded program plans and procedures. Additionally, the EOC is better

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Fuselage disbond inspection procedure using pulsed thermography  

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One use of pulsed thermography that has shown promise in aircraft inspection for some time is an inspection for disbonds in metallic structures. The FAA has funded research at Wayne State University in this area and Boeing identified a specific inspection requirement for disbonds on Boeing 747 aircraft. Laboratory and subsequent field testing monitored by the AANC has demonstrated the reliability of this type of inspection. As a result Boeing expects to approve a general fuselage disbond inspection procedure using pulsed thermography in the 2nd Quarter of 2001.

Mike Ashbaugh; Jeffrey G. Thompson

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Development of a nozzle for underwater laser beam welds  

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The present study describes the work carried out to develop a nozzle for the welding or treatment of surfaces of components underwater. Two different types of nozzles have been investigated: contactless and sealed. With the former a dry working zone could only be achieved at very high gas flow and at a maximum extension of 2--3mm. The nozzles based on the labyrinth sealing concept were capable of producing and maintaining a dry working zone with acceptable gas flow and an extension range of 4mm. In the development of this nozzle the following factors have been considered: number of rubber layers, included angle of the sealing, quantity, position and diameter of the gas outlets and the extension range. The underwater nozzle developed in the course of this work has been successfully tested in a simulated patch welding repair of a stainless steel pipe at 3m water depth.

Habenicht, I.; Santos, J.F. dos; Szelagowski, P. [GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany); Franz, T. [Bremen Inst. for Applied Beam Technology (Germany)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Environmental Data Collection Using Autonomous Wave Gliders  

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Environmental Data Collection Using Autonomous Wave Gliders LCDR Kate Hermsdorfer Qing Wang model ­AIRMAR PB200 weather station Pressure, Temperature, Wind Speed and Direction 10 min averaged sea conditions Bulk flux estimates 2-D wave spectra Water temperature profile Autonomous

257

Path Analysis Models of an Autonomous Agent  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Path Analysis Models of an Autonomous Agent in a Complex Environment Paul R. Cohen, David M. Hart AFOSR-91-0067. #12;1 Phoenix Phoenix is a simulated environment populated by autonomous agents) the e orts of all, a reboss. Fires burn in unpredictable ways due to wind speed and direction, terrain

258

BENCHMARKING EMERGING PIPELINE INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES  

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Benchmarking Emerging Pipeline Inspection Technologies To Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) DE-AP26-04NT40361 and Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) DTRS56-02-T-0002 (Milestone 7) September 2004 Final Report on Benchmarking Emerging Pipeline Inspection Technologies Cofunded by Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) DE-AP26-04NT40361 and Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) DTRS56-02-T-0002 (Milestone 7) by Stephanie A. Flamberg and Robert C. Gertler September 2004 BATTELLE 505 King Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43201-2693 Neither Battelle, nor any person acting on their behalf: (1) Makes any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, with respect to the

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Drum inspection robots: Application development  

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Throughout the Department of Energy (DOE), drums containing mixed and low level stored waste are inspected, as mandated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and other regulations. The inspections are intended to prevent leaks by finding corrosion long before the drums are breached. The DOE Office of Science and Technology (OST) has sponsored efforts towards the development of robotic drum inspectors. This emerging application for mobile and remote sensing has broad applicability for DOE and commercial waste storage areas. Three full scale robot prototypes have been under development, and another project has prototyped a novel technique to analyze robotically collected drum images. In general, the robots consist of a mobile, self-navigating base vehicle, outfitted with sensor packages so that rust and other corrosion cues can be automatically identified. They promise the potential to lower radiation dose and operator effort required, while improving diligence, consistency, and documentation.

Hazen, F.B. [Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corp., Cincinnati, OH (United States); Warner, R.D. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

The science of underwater sound: Education, communication, and outreach  

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As a complex scientific topic underwater sound can be challenging for scientists to discuss and effectively communicate with non-science audiences. Educational audiences span formal K-16 classrooms to museum and aquarium visitors. The science of sound is often included in upper middle school physical sciences curricula high school physics classes and undergraduate and graduate university courses which can take advantage of calculus to support student understanding. Communicating with the media presents other challenges: pressing or immediate deadlines; a need to deliver eye-catching flashy pieces that capture reader attention; and a general lack of fundamental knowledge of underwater sound by readers. Scientists must be proactive in their engagement with media to ensure good fundamental science is communicated and to increase useful stories about new developments in underwater sound research. Regulators and other decision-makers are also pressed for time when contemplating a topic yet they need the most up-to-date scientific findings to support their decision-making. This talk will provide an overview of the challenges that ocean acoustic specialists face when trying to communicate the results of their research and meet the needs of diverse audiences. In addition strategies and possible solutions will be discussed.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for inspecting fuel elements  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This disclosure describes an alpha monitor usable in an automated nuclear fuel pin loading and processing unit. Fuel pins or other elongated pins are fed laterally into the alpha monitor in a singular fashion and are translated by a first roller assembly into a weld flare machining and decontamination substation not forming a part of the invention. Pins return and are lifted upwardly and transferred across to a combined pin lifting and electrode operating means which lifts the pins upwardly into a clamshell electrode assembly which is spread open by a combined pin lifting and electrode operating means. Once inserted the clamshell type electrode arrangement closes around the fuel pins so that inspection can occur. Fuel pins are inspected by charging electrodes to a negative potential and measuring the change in charge occurring when positively charged alpha particles strike the negatively charged electrodes. After inspection, the fuel pins are lowered by the pin lifting and electrode operating means into a second roller assembly which longitudinally conveys approved pins from the airtight enclosure in which the alpha monitor is mounted. If the fuel pins are rejected then they are moved laterally by a second transfer means and onto another system for further processing.

Kaiser, B.J.; Oakley, D.J.; Groves, O.J.

1984-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

262

Autonomous perturbations of LISA orbits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We investigate autonomous perturbations on the orbits of LISA, namely the effects produced by fields that can be expressed only in terms of the position, but not of time in the Hill frame. This first step in the study of the LISA orbits has been the subject of recent papers which implement analytical techniques based on a "post-epicyclic" approximation in the Hill frame to find optimal unperturbed orbits. The natural step forward is to analyze the perturbations to purely Keplerian orbits. In the present work a particular emphasis is put on the tidal field of the Earth assumed to be stationary in the Hill frame. An accurate interpretation of the global structure of the perturbed solution sheds light on possible implications on injection in orbit when the time base-line of the mission is longer than that assumed in previous papers. Other relevant classes of autonomous perturbations are those given by the corrections to the Solar field responsible for a slow precession and a global stationary field, associated to sources like the interplanetary dust or a local dark matter component. The inclusion of simple linear contributions in the expansion of these fields produces secular solutions that can be compared with the measurements and possibly used to evaluate some morphological property of the perturbing components.

Giuseppe Pucacco; Massimo Bassan; Massimo Visco

2010-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

263

Inspection effectiveness and risk in process industries  

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Failures occasionally occur in refinery and petrochemical process equipment due to in-service damage such as internal corrosion, external corrosion, or stress corrosion cracking. Many of these failures should be preventable by detection of the damage prior to failure. However, selection of an inspection method for detection of damage has not always been based upon an evaluation of the required inspection effectiveness. Resources can be wasted by using an inspection method that is incapable of detecting damage, or is so unlikely to detect damage that it may be considered to be ineffective. Another waste of resources is excessive inspection, where the amount of inspection effort is not matched to the benefit. This paper outlines an approach to quantify the effectiveness of the complete inspection method, here defined as all of the elements that determine the mechanical integrity of an equipment item. This paper demonstrates the use of simple statistical tools or experimental techniques for estimating the effectiveness of an inspection method, and using this estimate in a risk evaluation. The approach is used to update the estimated severity of damage in process equipment after an inspection has been performed. The result of the analysis can be used in a risk assessment to estimate the risk associated with equipment failure before and after an inspection, thus providing a powerful tool to realistically set priorities for inspection planning.

Conley, M.J.; Tallin, A.G. [DNV, Houston, TX (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomous Hazardous Waste Inspection Vehicle Eric Byler, Wendell Chun, William Hoff, Dan Layne  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Engineering Laboratory, and Rocky Flats Plant). 1.1 Problem Most waste storage facilities contain 5,000 to 20

Hoff, William A.

265

Autonomous navigation system and method  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller, which executes instructions for autonomously navigating a robot. The instructions repeat, on each iteration through an event timing loop, the acts of defining an event horizon based on the robot's current velocity, detecting a range to obstacles around the robot, testing for an event horizon intrusion by determining if any range to the obstacles is within the event horizon, and adjusting rotational and translational velocity of the robot accordingly. If the event horizon intrusion occurs, rotational velocity is modified by a proportion of the current rotational velocity reduced by a proportion of the range to the nearest obstacle and translational velocity is modified by a proportion of the range to the nearest obstacle. If no event horizon intrusion occurs, translational velocity is set as a ratio of a speed factor relative to a maximum speed.

Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID) [Idaho Falls, ID; Few, Douglas A. (Idaho Falls, ID) [Idaho Falls, ID

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

266

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,  

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

Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Volume I - December 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Volume I - December 2004 December 2004 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA), within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance (SSA), conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) at the DOE Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) during October and November 2004. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. LSO and LLNL have established ISM systems that are conceptually sound but

267

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

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Lawrence Livermore National Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - February 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - February 2009 February 2009 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Livermore Site Office and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight inspected the emergency management program at DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in October/November 2008. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Emergency Management Oversight. This 2008 inspection found that overall, the LLNL emergency management program is, with a few exceptions, well defined and better implemented in most areas than observed during previous inspections, but some implementation weaknesses remain that diminish the ability of the program

268

System for inspection of stacked cargo containers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to a system for inspection of stacked cargo containers. One embodiment of the invention generally comprises a plurality of stacked cargo containers arranged in rows or tiers, each container having a top, a bottom a first side, a second side, a front end, and a back end; a plurality of spacers arranged in rows or tiers; one or more mobile inspection devices for inspecting the cargo containers, wherein the one or more inspection devices are removeably disposed within the spacers, the inspection means configured to move through the spacers to detect radiation within the containers. The invented system can also be configured to inspect the cargo containers for a variety of other potentially hazardous materials including but not limited to explosive and chemical threats.

Derenzo, Stephen (Pinole, CA)

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

269

Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory -  

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

Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - December 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - December 2003 December 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) during November and December 2003. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. Overall, implementation of ISM at PNNL has improved noticeably since the 1998 DOE Headquarters independent oversight evaluation. This improvement is

270

Surface-Reflection-Based Communication and Localization in Underwater Sensor Networks  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Most communication and localization algorithms in underwater environments have been constrained by dependencies on the Line Of Sight (LOS), which is hard to guarantee due to the inherent node mobility. This constraint hinders node discovery and ad hoc ... Keywords: Localization, ad hoc networks, underwater sensor networks

Lloyd Emokpae, Mohamed Younis

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Feasibility of Underwater Sensor Networks for Lifetime Assessment of Offshore Civil Structures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Feasibility of Underwater Sensor Networks for Lifetime Assessment of Offshore Civil Structures is to investigate the feasibility of underwater sensor networks for offshore and deep-sea structural monitoring. In this paper, the network communication topology and in-network processing algorithm for two offshore wind

Zhou, Shengli

272

In-air and underwater hearing sensitivity of a northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In-air and underwater hearing sensitivity of a northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) D for a female northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris). Hearing sensitivity in air was generally poor. Kastak and R.J. Schusterman Abstract: In-air and underwater sound detection thresholds were obtained

Reichmuth, Colleen

273

Measuring surface ocean wave height and directional spectra using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler from an autonomous underwater vehicle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) is a proven technology which is capable of measuring surface wave height and directional information, however it is generally limited to rigid, bottom mounted applications which ...

Haven, Scott

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Reliability based inspection scheduling of floaters  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper presents the development and application of reliability based inspection planning techniques for floaters. Based on previous experience from jacket structure applications optimized inspection planning (OIP) techniques for floaters are developed. The differences between floaters and jacket structures in relation to fatigue damage, redundancy levels and inspection practice are examined and reflected in the proposed methodology. The application and benefits of these techniques is demonstrated through representative analyses and important trends are highlighted through the results of a parametric sensitivity study.

Onoufriou, T.; Simpson, R.J.; Protopapas, M.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

275

Autonomous Adaptive Exploration using Realtime Online Spatiotemporal Topic Modeling  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, such as underwater coral reefs and ship- wrecks, is a difficult and potentially life threatening tasks for humans or physical damage; surveillance of border regions of a property or nation to detect any security anomalies to collect image data in challenging underwater marine environments. We presents novel contributions on three

276

Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory - November  

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

November 2007 November 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory - November 2007 November 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Brookhaven National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Brookhaven Site Office (BHSO) and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) during August and September 2007. The ES&H inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. BHSO has established mechanisms to gather performance data and provide feedback to laboratory management, which is resulting in improvements

277

Inspection Report: IG-0821 | Department of Energy  

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Inspection Report: IG-0821 Inspection Report: IG-0821 Inspection Report: IG-0821 September 11, 2009 Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL operates in "unique" hazard environments, to include special nuclear materials, explosives, and hazardous chemicals, that create special fire suppression and emergency management challenges. To address these challenges, LANL must have a comprehensive approach to the protection of personnel, facilities, physical assets, and programmatic activities from fire and related dangers. Topic: National Security and Safety Inspection Report: IG-0821

278

Inspection Report: IG-0488 | Department of Energy  

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

8 8 Inspection Report: IG-0488 November 20, 2000 Inspection of Selected Aspects of the Department of Energy's Classified Document Transmittal Process In view of recent concerns regarding the security of Department of Energy (DOE) classified information, including nuclear weapons information, we initiated an inspection to determine whether officials of the Department and its contractors, including officials of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its contractors, followed the Department's policies and procedures when transmitting classified documents to entities outside the Department. Inspection Report: IG-0488 More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2000 - March 31, 2001 Special Report: IG-0538 Safety and Security Enforcement Process Overview

279

Robotic Wind Turbine Inspection | GE Global Research  

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Trials GE Global Research is advancing technology that will make the inspection of wind turbines faster and more reliable for customers. Currently, an inspector examines the...

280

Inspection Report: IG-0455 | Department of Energy  

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

XPS supercomputer (Paragon) by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia), Albuquerque, New Mexico. This inspection was initiated at your request based on concerns that the sale of the...

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281

Enduring Stockpile CMM Shell Inspection Plan (U)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The slides are intended to serve as a high level summary of the CMM Shell Inspection Plan as presented to Pu Sustainment Legacy Pit Production IPT.

Montano, Joshua D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Flores, Randy A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

282

Independent Oversight Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

The inspection was performed as a joint effort by Independent Oversight's Office of Safeguards and Security Evaluations (HS-61), Office of Cyber Security (HS-62), and Office of...

283

Inspection Report: IG-0755 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

of the Department of Energy's (Department) efforts to identify and deter potential threats to its facilities and personnel is the Department Canine Program. Inspection Report:...

284

Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site - September...  

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

Site - September 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site - September 2004 September 2004 Security and Emergency Management Pilot Integrated Performance Tests at the...

285

Inspection Report: IG-0674 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Inspection Report: IG-0674 February 11, 2005 Unauthorized Handguns on the Nevada Test Site Within the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear OBJECTIVES Security...

286

Inspection Report: IG-0794 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

794 Inspection Report: IG-0794 May 22, 2008 Office of Science Laboratory Conferences The Department of Energy's Office of Science manages ten major laboratories, comprising one of...

287

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National...  

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

National Laboratory - May 2007 May 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory This report provides the...

288

Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - February 2009...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Hanford Site - February 2009 February 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant This report...

289

Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Summary Report - February 2003 February 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Sandia National Laboratories This report provides a...

290

Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - April 2008 | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

National Laboratories - April 2008 April 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories This report provides the results of an...

291

Electrical Equipment Inventory and Inspection Information  

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Electrical Equipment Inventory and Inspection Information APS Non-NRTL Electrical Equipment Inventory Spreadsheet ANL Recognized Reputable Electrical Equipment Manufacturer List as...

292

Inspection Report: IG-0397 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

of the establishment and filling of the Department's Ombudsman position. Inspection Report: IG-0397 More Documents & Publications Audit of Department of Energy International...

293

Inspection Report: IG-0695 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

95 Inspection Report: IG-0695 July 27, 2005 Coordination of Biological Select Agent Activities at Department of Energy Facilities The emerging threat to homeland security posed by...

294

Inspection Report: IG-0633 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

The Security of Uranium Hexafluoride at the East Tennessee Technology Park Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0633 Semiannual Report to...

295

Criticality Safety Controls Implementation Inspection Criteria...  

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

Criticality Safety Controls Implementation Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 23, 2009, (HSS CRAD 64-18, Rev 0 ) Criticality Safety Controls...

296

POST-CLOSURE CARE AND INSPECTION PLAN  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

inspection photographs are posted on Geospatial Environmental Mapping System (GEMS), a Web-based application used to manage and provide agencies and the public with Internet...

297

Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park...  

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

East Tennessee Technology Park - November 2008 November 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the East Tennessee Technology Park This report...

298

Independent Oversight Inspection, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerato...  

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

Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - August 2008 August 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility...

299

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Berkeley National...  

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

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - April 2009 April 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory This...

300

Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site, Summary...  

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

Savannah River Site, Summary Report - February 2004 February 2004 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management and Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site...

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301

Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator...  

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Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - January 2007 January 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center This report...

302

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory -  

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

Berkeley National Berkeley National Laboratory - April 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - April 2009 April 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) during January through February 2009. The inspection was performed by the Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. The contractor assurance system has been improved and is identifying deficiencies and improving LBNL ES&H processes and performance. LBNL has

303

Independent Oversight Inspection, East Tennessee Technology Park...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary Report - May 2003 May 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and...

304

The interactive on-site inspection system: An information management system to support arms control inspections  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The increasing use of on-site inspection (OSI) to meet the nation`s obligations with recently signed treaties requires the nation to manage a variety of inspection requirements. This document describes a prototype automated system to assist in the preparation and management of these inspections.

DeLand, S.M.; Widney, T.W.; Horak, K.E.; Caudell, R.B.; Grose, E.M.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Autonomous aerobatic maneuvering of miniature helicopters  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this thesis, I present an experimentally proven control methodology for the autonomous execution of aerobatic maneuvers with small-scale helicopters, and a low-order dynamic model which adequately describes a miniature ...

Gavrilets, Vladislav, 1975-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Autonomous Systems Design A Human Centric Paradox  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Harrier VSTOL recovery to ship · Global Hawk strategic surveillance UAV · Rosetta comet interception-recovery to a Ship · Autonomous recovery and landing on a ship · Pilot initiates and gives permission to proceed

Cummings, Mary "Missy"

307

A flexible design framework for autonomous mowing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This work outlines the creation of a flexible design framework for autonomous mowing to meet changing customer needs and functionality across a spectrum of applications from residential areas to sport complexes. The thesis ...

Kraft, Justin (Justin A.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Autonomic Communication with RASCAL Hybrid Connectivity Management  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper presents an approach to manipulating available hybrid connectivity to autonomically maximise the potential for ... determine best options for packet transmission over available infrastructure and ad-ho...

Dominic Greenwood; Roberto Ghizzioli

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Autonomous Flight in Unknown Indoor Environments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper presents our solution for enabling a quadrotor helicopter, equipped with a laser rangefinder sensor, to autonomously explore and map unstructured and unknown indoor environments. While these capabilities are ...

Bachrach, Abraham Galton

310

Autonomous patterns and scientific realism Katherine Brading*  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Autonomous patterns and scientific realism Katherine Brading* 1. Introduction Taking Bogen and wind up, if you are a realist, with "the world". Everything from the data up (indicated in black

Brading, Katherine

311

Human inspiration for autonomous vehicle tactics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Tactical control is needed in environments characterized by uncertainty and continuous, dynamic change. Given the likelihood of time constraints and high risks associated with poor tactical choices, current autonomous ...

Beaton, Jonathan Scott

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Energy calibration of large underwater detectors using stopping muons  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We propose to use stopping cosmic-ray muons in the energy calibration of planned and deployed large underwater detectors. The method is based on the proportionality between the incident muon energy and the length of the muon path before it stops. Simultaneous measurements of the muon path and the amplitude of the signal from the photomultiplier tubes allow a relation between the energy deposited in the sensitive volume of the detector and the observed signal to be derived, and also provide a test of detector simulations. We describe the proposed method and present the results of simulations.

V. A. Kudryavtsev; R. A. Brook; S. L. Cartwright; J. E. McMillan; N. J. C. Spooner; L. F. Thompson

2000-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

313

Energy calibration of large underwater detectors using stopping muons  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We propose to use stopping cosmic-ray muons in the energy calibration of planned and deployed large underwater detectors. The method is based on the proportionality between the incident muon energy and the length of the muon path before it stops. Simultaneous measurements of the muon path and the amplitude of the signal from the photomultiplier tubes allow a relation between the energy deposited in the sensitive volume of the detector and the observed signal to be derived, and also provide a test of detector simulations. We describe the proposed method and present the results of simulations.

V.A. Kudryavtsev; R.A. Brook; S.L. Cartwright; J.E. McMillan; N.J.C. Spooner; L.F. Thompson

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

High power density propulsion/power system for underwater applications  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This patent describes a drive system for an underwater vehicle utilizing open Rankine thermodynamic cycle system having water as working fluid; steam generation means for receiving the working fluid and converting the working fluid to steam; an energy converter adapted to receive the steam and drive a propulsion means; a mixing condenser adapted to receive the steam exits the energy converter and condense the steam to a liquid; means for introducing water into the mixing condensers from a source external to the Rankine cycle, the water mixing with the working fluid to form mixed work fluid.

Blau, A.

1992-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

315

Corrosion Resistant Cladding by YAG Laser Welding in Underwater Environment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

It is known that stress-corrosion cracking (SCC) will occur in nickel-base alloys used in Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) and Internals of nuclear power plants. A SCC sensitivity has been evaluated by IHI in each part of RPV and Internals. There are several water level instrumentation nozzles installed in domestic BWR RPV. In water level instrumentation nozzles, 182 type nickel-base alloys were used for the welding joint to RPV. It is estimated the SCC potential is high in this joint because of a higher residual stress than the yield strength (about 400 MPa). This report will describe a preventive maintenance method to these nozzles Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) and welds by a corrosion resistant cladding (CRC) by YAG Laser in underwater environment (without draining a reactor water). There are many kinds of countermeasures for SCC, for example, Induction Heating Stress Improvement (IHSI), Mechanical Stress Improvement Process (MSIP) and so on. A YAG laser CRC is one of them. In this technology a laser beam is used for heat source and irradiated through an optical fiber to a base metal and SCC resistant material is used for welding wires. After cladding the HAZ and welds are coated by the corrosion resistant materials so their surfaces are improved. A CRC by gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) in an air environment had been developed and already applied to a couple of operating plants (16 Nozzles). This method was of course good but it spent much time to perform because of an installation of some water-proof working boxes to make a TIG-weldability environment. CRC by YAG laser welding in underwater environment has superior features comparing to this conventional TIG method as follows. At the viewpoint of underwater environment, (1) an outage term reduction (no drainage water). (2) a radioactive exposure dose reduction for personnel. At that of YAG laser welding, (1) A narrower HAZ. (2) A smaller distortion. (3) A few cladding layers. A YAG laser CRC test in underwater environment was carried out in the different welding position, horizontal, vertical upward and downward. The soundness of cladding layers (about 3 mm) is confirmed in visual and penetration test, and cross section observation. In the application to the actual plants, it is preferable to reduce the start and end point numbers of beads with which a defect is easy to cause. Therefore a special welding equipment for a YAG laser CRC that could weld continuously was developed. (authors)

Tsutomi Kochi; Toshio Kojima; Suemi Hirata; Ichiro Morita; Katsura Ohwaki [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Company Ltd., 1 Shin-Nakaharacho, Isogoku, Yokohama 235-8501 (Japan)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Measurement of average resistance in underwater breathing apparatus  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Underwater Breathing Apparatus (UBA) have long been characterized by the mechanical work done on them during simulated breathing. For 20 years, the work of breathing has been divided by tidal volume to yield what is properly considered a volume-averaged pressure. The authors assert that when volume-averaged pressure is divided by a factor proportional to ventilation, the result is a measure of flow resistance averaged over an entire breath. This point is illustrated with both theoretical and actual pressure-volume and pressure-flow curves for a MK 16 closed-circuit UBA.

Clarke, J.R. [Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Panama City, FL (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous aerial vehicle Sample Search...  

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

we integrate thousands of autonomous flying vehicles--to be used for homeland security... networks for teams of autonomous vehicles. We have demonstrated fully-autonomous UAV...

318

E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous land vehicles Sample Search...  

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AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION SYSTEM Summary: of Autonomous Land Vehicle'', In Proceeding, Mobile Robots X, SPIE-The International Society for Optical... for autonomous navigation...

319

Above Ground Storage Tank (AST) Inspection Form  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Above Ground Storage Tank (AST) Inspection Form Petroleum Bulk Storage Form Facility Name: ______________________ Tank No:_______________ Date:_____________ Inspection Parameter Result Comments/Corrective Actions 1. Is there leaking in the interstitial space (not DRY)? YES/NO/NA 2. Tank surface shows signs of leakage? YES/NO/NA 3

Pawlowski, Wojtek

320

Electrical Equipment Inspection Program Electrical Safety  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Electrical Equipment Inspection Program Electrical Safety SLAC-I-730-0A11A-001-R003 23 March 2005 Document Title: Electrical Equipment Inspection Program Original Publication Date: 19 January 2005 Revised Publication Date: 23 March 2005 (updated 29 November 2010) Department: Electrical Safety Document Number: SLAC

Wechsler, Risa H.

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321

Annual radioactive waste tank inspection program: 1995  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1995 to evaluate these vessels and evaluations based on data accrued by inspections performed since the tanks were constructed are the subject of this report

McNatt, F.G. Sr.

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

CFE verification: The decision to inspect  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Verification of compliance with the provisions of the treaty on Conventional Forces-Europe (CFE) is subject to inspection quotas of various kinds. Thus the decision to carry out a specific inspection or verification activity must be prudently made. This decision process is outlined, and means for conserving quotas'' are suggested. 4 refs., 1 fig.

Allentuck, J.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Cornell University's Online Aboveground Petroleum Tank Inspection Program  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cornell University's Online Aboveground Petroleum Tank Inspection Program How To's What is Cornell University's Online Aboveground Petroleum Tank Inspection Program? Cornell University's Online Aboveground Petroleum Tank Inspection Program enables assigned tank inspectors to record their monthly aboveground tank

Pawlowski, Wojtek

324

POST 10/Truck Inspection Station (Map 3  

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

POST 10/Truck Inspection Station (Map 3) POST 10/Truck Inspection Station (Map 3) Changes Effective January 11, 2010 Pajarito Corridor Deliveries: Drivers of commercial delivery trucks headed to the Pajarito Corridor (Pajarito Road bounded by NM Highway 4 and Diamond Drive) must stop at Post 10 for truck inspections. Drivers will then need to present time-stamped inspection passes from Post 10 to protective force officers stationed at the Pajarito Corridor. (Drivers exiting Post 10 should (1) turn right and proceed west on the Truck Route; (2) turn left onto West Jemez Road; (3) proceed to Lane 7; (4) STOP and present the inspection pass to the protective force officer; (5) turn left onto Diamond

325

Security enhanced with increased vehicle inspections  

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Security enhanced with increased vehicle inspections Security enhanced with increased vehicle inspections Security measures increase as of March: vehicle inspections won't delay traffic New increased security procedures meet LANL's security objectives while minimizing impacts on local businesses and tourists. March 23, 2012 The most prominent change is the increase of random inspections of all vehicles transiting the Laboratory, to include West and East Jemez Roads and roadways leading to the main Laboratory administrative area, Technical Area 3 Expect random inspections of all vehicles transiting the Laboratory, to include West and East Jemez Roads and roadways leading to the main Laboratory administrative area, Technical Area 3. Contact Kevin Roark Communications Office (505) 665-9202 Email "We're doing our best to meet our security objectives while minimizing

326

Inspection Report: IG-0547 | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection Report: IG-0547 Inspection Report: IG-0547 Inspection Report: IG-0547 March 22, 2002 Licensing of Trade Secrets by Sandia National Laboratories The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), initiated an inspection into the facts and circumstances surrounding the issuance of a trade secret license in June 2000 by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) at Livermore, California, to Axsun Technologies (Axsun), a private company. This inspection was initiated after the OIG received allegations that the issuance of the Axsun license was in violation of both DOE policy and the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract. It was alleged that Sandia had been advised for many years that DOE policy prohibited the national laboratories from creating, maintaining or marketing trade secrets. The allegation suggested

327

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

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

Lawrence Livermore National Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - June 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - June 2005 June 2005 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Livermore Site Office and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA), within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of the emergency management program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) site in June 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Emergency Management Oversight. This 2005 OA inspection determined that LLNL has completed program development work or has established an appropriate framework for nearly all

328

Inspection Report: IG-0531 | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection Report: IG-0531 Inspection Report: IG-0531 Inspection Report: IG-0531 November 13, 2001 Inspection of Cyber Security Standards for Sensitive Personal Information The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), identified a concern relating to the cyber security of unclassified sensitive personal information maintained by the Department under the Privacy Act of 1974, and other personal information exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Privacy Act/FOIA personal information). Specifically, the concern related to possible compromise of this type of information on or over DOE Headquarters and field site computer networks. Inspection Report: IG-0531 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0568 Audit Report: IG-0617 Audit Report: IG-0572

329

Inspection/Sampling Schedule | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection/Sampling Schedule Inspection/Sampling Schedule Inspection/Sampling Schedule Site Inspection and Water Sampling Schedules Note: The following schedules are subject to change without prior notice and will be updated periodically. Site Name Inspection Date Sampling Week Ambrosia Lake, NM, Disposal Site August 18, 2014 November 20, 2013 Bluewater, NM, Disposal Site August 18, 2014 November 20, 2013 January 28, 2014 May 12, 2014 Boiling Nuclear Superheater (BONUS), PR, Decommissioned Reactor Site Next event 2017 Burrell, PA, Disposal Site December 9, 2013 November 20, 2013 Canonsburg, PA, Disposal Site December 9, 2013 November 19, 2013 Durango, CO, Disposal Site May 19, 2014 June 2, 2014 Durango, CO, Processing Site N/A June 2, 2014 September 1, 2014 Edgemont, SD, Disposal Site June 23, 2014 N/A

330

Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A fundamental premise of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) licensing and inspection program is that licensees are responsible for the proper construction and safe and efficient operation of their nuclear power plants. The total government-industry system for the inspection of commercial nuclear facilities has been designed to provide for multiple levels of inspection and verification. Licensees, contractors, and vendors each participate in a quality verification process in compliance with requirements prescribed by the NRC's rules and regulations (Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations). The NRC performs an overview of the commercial nuclear industry by inspection to determine whether its requirements are being met by licensees and their contractors, while the major inspection effort is performed by the industry within the framework of ongoing quality verification programs.

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1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Increasing Underwater Vehicle Autonomy by Reducing Energy Consumption  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Natural Sciences bOcean & Resources Engineering Department cAutonomous System Laboratory, College, the onboard energy system is key to their ability to perform a prescribed mission. For a long duration mission (respectively surge, sway and heave) and by (p, q, r) for rotational motion (respectively roll, pitch and yaw

Chyba, Monique

332

Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus, comprising a flexible, hollow shaft that carries a plurality of modules, including at least one rotatable ultrasonic transducer, a motor/gear unit, and a position/signal encoder. The modules are connected by flexible knuckle joints that allow each module of the apparatus to change its relative orientation with respect to a neighboring module, while the shaft protects electrical wiring from kinking or buckling while the apparatus moves around a tight corner. The apparatus is moved through a pipe by any suitable means, including a tether or drawstring attached to the nose or tail, differential hydraulic pressure, or a pipe pig. The rotational speed of the ultrasonic transducer and the forward velocity of the apparatus are coordinated so that the beam sweeps out the entire interior surface of the pipe, enabling the operator to accurately assess the condition of the pipe wall and determine whether or not leak-prone corrosion damage is present.

Jenkins, Charles F. (Aiken, SC); Howard, Boyd D. (Augusta, GA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM 2009  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations and vitrification processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 2009 to evaluate these vessels and other waste handling facilities along with evaluations based on data from previous inspections are the subject of this report. The 2009 inspection program revealed that the structural integrity and waste confinement capability of the Savannah River Site waste tanks were maintained. All inspections scheduled per LWO-LWE-2008-00423, HLW Tank Farm Inspection Plan for 2009, were completed. All Ultrasonic measurements (UT) performed in 2009 met the requirements of C-ESG-00006, In-Service Inspection Program for High Level Waste Tanks, Rev. 1, and WSRC-TR-2002-00061, Rev.4. UT inspections were performed on Tank 29 and the findings are documented in SRNL-STI-2009-00559, Tank Inspection NDE Results for Fiscal Year 2009, Waste Tank 29. Post chemical cleaning UT measurements were made in Tank 6 and the results are documented in SRNL-STI-2009-00560, Tank Inspection NDE Results Tank 6, Including Summary of Waste Removal Support Activities in Tanks 5 and 6. A total of 6669 photographs were made and 1276 visual and video inspections were performed during 2009. Twenty-Two new leaksites were identified in 2009. The locations of these leaksites are documented in C-ESR-G-00003, SRS High Level Waste Tank Leaksite Information, Rev.4. Fifteen leaksites at Tank 5 were documented during tank wall/annulus cleaning activities. Five leaksites at Tank 6 were documented during tank wall/annulus cleaning activities. Two new leaksites were identified at Tank 19 during waste removal activities. Previously documented leaksites were reactivated at Tanks 5 and 12 during waste removal activities. Also, a very small amount of additional leakage from a previously identified leaksite at Tank 14 was observed.

West, B.; Waltz, R.

2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

334

Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - May 2004 | Department...  

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

May 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - May 2004 May 2004 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Hanford Site This report provides the results of an...

335

Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site, Vol III - August...  

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

Site, Vol III - August 2001 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site, Vol III - August 2001 August 2001 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Hanford Site This report...

336

Inspection of Emergency Management Programs at the Argonne National...  

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

Inspection of Emergency Management Programs at the Argonne National Laboratory - East, Volume II, May 2002 Inspection of Emergency Management Programs at the Argonne National...

337

Natural Gas Vehicle Cylinder Safety, Training and Inspection...  

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

Natural Gas Vehicle Cylinder Safety, Training and Inspection Project Natural Gas Vehicle Cylinder Safety, Training and Inspection Project Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of...

338

Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2004 | Department...  

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

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2004 Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2004 July 2004 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Oak Ridge...

339

ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists...  

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

Inspection Checklists for National Program Requirements ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Inspection Checklists for National Program Requirements ENERGY STAR...

340

UF{sub 6} cylinder inspections at PGDP  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Routine inspections of all UF{sub 6} cylinders at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant have been mandated by the Department of Energy. A specific UF{sub 6} cylinder inspection procedure for what items to inspect and training for the operators prior to inspection duty are described. The layout of the cylinder yards and the forms used in the inspections are shown. The large number of cylinders (>30,000) to inspect and the schedule for completion on the mandated time table are discussed. Results of the inspections and the actions to correct the deficiencies are explained. Future inspections and movement of cylinders for relocation of certain cylinder yards are defined.

Lamb, G.W.; Whinnery, W.N. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Paducah, KY (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0913 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Inspection Report: DOEIG-0913 Inspection Report: DOEIG-0913 June 3, 2014 Conference Management at Selected Department Sites In support of its diverse science, energy and national...

342

Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Summary Report...  

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

Summary Report - October 2002 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Summary Report - October 2002 October 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and...

343

Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Volume 2...  

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

Volume 2 - September 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Nevada Test Site, Volume 2 - September 2004 September 2004 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Nevada Test Site...

344

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park - Volume I, May 2003 Inspection of Environment,...

345

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - Volume I, August 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the...

346

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Hanford Site, March 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Hanford Site, March 2002...

347

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Argonne National Laboratory - East, Volume I, May 2002 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at...

348

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and East Tennessee Technology Park, Summary Report, May 2003 Inspection of...

349

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the...  

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

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Site, February 2006 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Site,...

350

INSPECTION REPORT: DOE/IG-0919 | Department of Energy  

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

INSPECTION REPORT: DOEIG-0919 INSPECTION REPORT: DOEIG-0919 September 24, 2014 Management of Certain Aspects of the Human Reliability Program and Incident Reporting within the...

351

Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 | Department of...  

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

Criteria - April 23, 2008 April 23, 2008 Inspection Criteria, Activities, and Lines of Inquiry, April 23, 2008 This document provides inspection criteria and lines of...

352

CRAD, Performance-Based Inspection - August 19, 2010 | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Inspection of Environmental Management Systems: Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 64-38) This Criteria Review and Approach Document (HSS CRAD...

353

CRAD, Performance-Based Inspection - November 29, 2011 | Department...  

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

Inspection of Environmental Management Systems: Inspection Criteria, approach, and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 45-38, Rev. 1) This Criteria Review and Approach Document (HSS...

354

Independent Oversight Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex...  

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

Inspection, Y-12 National Security Complex - April 2003 April 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Y-12 National Security Complex This report...

355

Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2008 | Department...  

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

Inspection, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2008 January 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory This report...

356

NDE 701: Enhanced Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings...  

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

NDE 701: Enhanced Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings NDE 701: Enhanced Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle...

357

ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM 2010  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations and vitrification processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 2010 to evaluate these vessels and other waste handling facilities along with evaluations based on data from previous inspections are the subject of this report. The 2010 inspection program revealed that the structural integrity and waste confinement capability of the Savannah River Site waste tanks were maintained. All inspections scheduled per SRR-LWE-2009-00138, HLW Tank Farm Inspection Plan for 2010, were completed. Ultrasonic measurements (UT) performed in 2010 met the requirements of C-ESG-00006, In-Service Inspection Program for High Level Waste Tanks, Rev. 3, and WSRC-TR-2002-00061, Rev.6. UT inspections were performed on Tanks 30, 31 and 32 and the findings are documented in SRNL-STI-2010-00533, Tank Inspection NDE Results for Fiscal Year 2010, Waste Tanks 30, 31 and 32. A total of 5824 photographs were made and 1087 visual and video inspections were performed during 2010. Ten new leaksites at Tank 5 were identified in 2010. The locations of these leaksites are documented in C-ESR-G-00003, SRS High Level Waste Tank Leaksite Information, Rev.5. Ten leaksites at Tank 5 were documented during tank wall/annulus cleaning activities. None of these new leaksites resulted in a release to the environment. The leaksites were documented during wall cleaning activities and the waste nodules associated with the leaksites were washed away. Previously documented leaksites were reactivated at Tank 12 during waste removal activities.

West, B.; Waltz, R.

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

358

Inspection Report: IG-0628 | Department of Energy  

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8 8 Inspection Report: IG-0628 December 5, 2003 Internal Controls Over Classified Computers and Classified Removable Media at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Computers are used extensively in the full range of operations at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore), including processing classified national security information. Livermore reported an inventory of 86 classified laptop computers and 1,141 classified desktop computers as of March 2003. In addition, Livermore reported approximately 15,000 pieces of classified removable media. Department of Energy (DOE) policy requires strict inventory controls over classified computers and classified removable media. Inspection Report: IG-0628 More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0716

359

Inspection Report: IG-0594 | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection Report: IG-0594 Inspection Report: IG-0594 Inspection Report: IG-0594 March 31, 2003 Emergency Medical Coordination Memorandum of Agreement at Brookhaven National Laboratory Because of possible exposure to radioactive and hazardous materials and the potential for industrial accidents at Department of Energy (DOE) sites, the Department has established formalized agreements with local emergency medical providers. These arrangements are generally documented through memoranda of agreements (MOAs). These documents detail the mutual understanding between DOE and the offsite emergency medical provider with respect to capabilities, specific support, and procedures for ensuring an integrated and effective response, including specific procedures for receipt of victims of radiation accidents.

360

Independent Oversight Inspection, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant -  

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

Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - November 2006 Independent Oversight Inspection, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - November 2006 November 2006 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of the emergency management program at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) in August and September 2006. The coordination of emergency plans and procedures among USEC and DOE contractor organizations has successfully integrated the emergency management programs into a single cohesive program for the PORTS site. Other strengths include accurate hazards surveys that identify applicable

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361

Developments advance subsea pipelaying, inspection, repair  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Recent advances in laying, inspecting, and repairing pipelines are helping to cut both costs and time. A new dredging system that employs jets to clear a subsea trench for pipelay received trials off Belgium last spring. Also, within the last year, projects in the Middle East and North Sea employed technologies that promise to make inspecting the surface of a subsea pipeline in difficult terrain easier, less time consuming, and therefore less costly. Plus, subsea repair of damaged pipelines may take less time with a new ``stabbable`` pipe connector. The paper describes jet dredging, inspection advance, support software, the North Sea site, and pipeline repair.

NONE

1997-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

362

E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous robotic systems Sample Search...  

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

Direct Robotics and Autonomous Systems journal homepage: www.elsevier.comlocaterobot Editorial Towards... Autonomous ... Source: Nehmzow, Ulrich - School of Computing...

363

Robust distributed planning strategies for autonomous multi-agent teams  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The increased use of autonomous robotic agents, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground rovers, for complex missions has motivated the development of autonomous task allocation and planning methods that ensure ...

Ponda, Sameera S

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Implementation of GPS based trajectory control of an autonomous sailboat  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Autonomous robotic systems are increasingly becoming a major component of modern society. In order to gain a better understanding of the capabilities of these autonomous systems, experimentation was conducted using a ...

Wirekoh, Jackson O

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Good Experimental Methodologies and Simulation in Autonomous Mobile Robotics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Good Experimental Methodologies and Simulation in Autonomous Mobile Robotics Francesco Amigoni and Viola Schiaffonati Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory, Dipartimento di Elettronica e to characterize analytically, as it is often the case in autonomous mobile robotics. Although their importance

Amigoni, Francesco

366

Robot Trac School : improving autonomous navigation in EOD robots  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Autonomous Navigation in EOD Robots A thesis submitted inJason Lum, Kelly Grant and the EOD technicians at SPAWAR forAutonomous Navigation in EOD Robots by Thomas Denewiler

Denewiler, Thomas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Artificial Fishes: Autonomous Locomotion, Perception, Behavior, and Learning  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Artificial Fishes: Autonomous Locomotion, Perception, Behavior, and Learning in a Simulated inhabited by realistic artificial fishes. Our algorithms emulate not only the appearance, movement model each animal holistically. An artificial fish is an autonomous agent situated in a simulated

Toronto, University of

368

Interception algorithm for autonomous vehicles with imperfect information  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Autonomous vehicles often operate in environments with imperfect information. This thesis addresses the case of a system of autonomous vehicles and sensors attempting to intercept a moving object of interest that arrives ...

Hickman, Randal E

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Underwater environment reconstruction using stereo and inertial data Andrew Hogue  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

- tions for robotic sensors. A common requirement of many of these tasks is the need to construct accurate for which environmental reconstruction is desirable including inspection and entertainment applica- tions by slight changes in water temperature, salinity and pollution. One metric for establishing the health

Jenkin, Michael R. M.

370

Aquatecture : underwater dwellings and sea born structures as paradigms of design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

There are many reasons for undertaking a work such as this. Among them are the benefits offered to society when we acknowledge the potential of submersible structures, The provision of habitable underwater space remains ...

Guillermo, Ricardo

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Rex 2 : design, construction, and operation of an unmanned underwater vehicle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The practical usage of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) is limited by vehicle and operation cost, difficulty in accurate navigation, and communication between the vehicle and operator. The "Rex 2" UUV employs a system ...

Owens, Dylan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Underwater acoustic signal behavior prediction in the region of Kauai Island  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Behavior of underwater sound propagation over long-ranges has been studied for several decades. The purpose of this is to describe sound propagation phenomena in various ocean environments. The key to understanding and ...

Jai, Wun Hoa Arthur

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

The design of a compliant underwater angle sensor to investigate the kinematics of burrowing razor clams  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper presents the detailed design process for a compliant underwater angle sensor to be used in analyzing the precise burrowing motions of razor clams in order to aid in the development of intelligent anchoring ...

Jones, Caitrin Elizabeth

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

A priori and on-line route optimization for unmanned underwater vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The U.S. military considers Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) a critical component of the future for two primary reasons - they are effective force multipliers and a significant risk-reducing agent. As the military's ...

Crimmel, Brian A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Harvesting time-frequency-space diversity with coded modulation for underwater acoustic communications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The goal of this thesis is to design a low-complexity, high data-rate acoustic communications system with robust performance under various channel conditions. The need for robust performance emerges because underwater ...

Pelekanakis, Konstantinos

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Volatile liquid hydrocarbon characterization of underwater hydrocarbon vents and formation waters from offshore production operations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Volatile liquid hydrocarbon characterization of underwater hydrocarbon vents and formation waters from offshore production operations ... The environmental implications of offshore oil and gas activities ... The environmental implications of offshore oil and gas activities ...

Theodor C. Sauer

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Development and validation of a conceptual design program for unmanned underwater vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

With a renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific region, the United States Navy will increasingly rely on high-endurance unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to support successful operations in a challenging threat environment. ...

Laun, Alexander Walter, Ensign

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Underwater Noise Radiation Due to Transmission through the Cooling Water System of a Marine Diesel Engine  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Diesel engines fitted in modern surface ships are nowadays frequently subject to thorough treatment for the control of noise radiated underwater. That treatment increasingly extends beyond the primary measures...

M. Purshouse

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

K-distribution fading models for Bayesian estimation of an underwater acoustic channel  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Current underwater acoustic channel estimation techniques generally apply linear MMSE estimation. This approach is optimal in a mean square error sense under the assumption that the impulse response fluctuations are well ...

Laferriere, Alison Beth

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

CTBT on-site inspections  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

On-site inspection (OSI) is a critical part of the verification regime for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). The OSI verification regime provides for international inspectors to make a suite of measurements and observations on site at the location of an event of interest. The other critical component of the verification regime is the International Monitoring System (IMS), which is a globally distributed network of monitoring stations. The IMS along with technical monitoring data from CTBT member countries, as appropriate, will be used to trigger an OSI. After the decision is made to carry out an OSI, it is important for the inspectors to deploy to the field site rapidly to be able to detect short-lived phenomena such as the aftershocks that may be observable after an underground nuclear explosion. The inspectors will be on site from weeks to months and will be working with many tens of tons of equipment. Parts of the OSI regime will be tested in a field exercise in the country of Jordan late in 2014. The build-up of the OSI regime has been proceeding steadily since the CTBT was signed in 1996 and is on track to becoming a deterrent to someone considering conducting a nuclear explosion in violation of the Treaty.

Zucca, J. J. [Principal Deputy, Global Security Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California (United States)

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Sensorpedia: Information Sharing Across Autonomous Sensor Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The concept of adapting social media technologies is introduced as a means of achieving information sharing across autonomous sensor systems. Historical examples of interoperability as an underlying principle in loosely-coupled systems is compared and contrasted with corresponding tightly-coupled, integrated systems. Examples of ad hoc information sharing solutions based on Web 2.0 social networks, mashups, blogs, wikis, and data tags are presented and discussed. The underlying technologies of these solutions are isolated and defined, and Sensorpedia is presented as a formalized application for implementing sensor information sharing across large-scale enterprises with incompatible autonomous sensor systems.

Gorman, Bryan L [ORNL; Resseguie, David R [ORNL; Tomkins-Tinch, Christopher H [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - September 2006 |  

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

Hanford Site - September 2006 Hanford Site - September 2006 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - September 2006 September 2006 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management Programs at the Hanford Site Waste Stabilization and Disposition Project The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Hanford Site Waste Stabilization and Disposition Project (WSD) during August and September 2006. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. EM senior managers demonstrated that they clearly understand their safety management roles and responsibilities, and are engaged in making safety

383

Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory - April  

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

Brookhaven National Laboratory - Brookhaven National Laboratory - April 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory - April 2004 April 2004 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Brookhaven National Laboratory The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA), within the newly created Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of the emergency management program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in March 2004. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Emergency Management Oversight. A number of positive attributes were identified during this review. Most significant is the aggressive program for reducing hazardous material inventories, minimizing hazardous waste, and evaluating chemical use to

384

Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center -  

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

Stanford Linear Accelerator Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - January 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - January 2007 January 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) during October and November 2006. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. Since the 2004 Type A electrical accident, SSO and SLAC have made improvements in many aspects of ES&H programs. However, the deficiencies in

385

Inspection Report: IG-0533 | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection Report: IG-0533 Inspection Report: IG-0533 Inspection Report: IG-0533 December 7, 2001 Inspection of the Department of Energy's Automated Export Control System The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (NDAA for FY 2000) contained a provision that not later than March 30 of each year the President will submit to Congress, beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2007, an annual report on the Government's policies and procedures with respect to the export of technologies and technical information with potential military applications to countries and entities of concern. Under the Act's provisions, to assist in this process, annual audits in this area are to be conducted by the Inspectors General of the Departments of Energy, Commerce, Defense, and State. An interagency working

386

Inspection Report: IG-0472 | Department of Energy  

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

Inspection Report: IG-0472 Inspection Report: IG-0472 Inspection Report: IG-0472 June 1, 2000 Inspection of Surplus Computer Equipment Management at the Savannah River Site By letter dated November 1, 1999, Senator Strom Thurmond advised the Office of Inspector General of an allegation that computer equipment containing over 40 computer hard drives reportedly containing classified or sensitive information were surplused and sold by the Department's Savannah River Site (SRS). The letter raised the concern that the release of this information might pose a threat to the national security of the United States. The management and operating contractor at SRS, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Westinghouse), is responsible for the final disposal of surplus equipment, including computer hard drives. The purpose

387

Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary  

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Laboratories, Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 February 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Sandia National Laboratories The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) and emergency management programs at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories - New Mexico (SNL/NM) site in January-February 2003. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and the Office of Emergency Management Oversight. As discussed throughout this report, the SNL/NM ISM program has improved,

388

Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary  

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

Sandia National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories, Summary Report - February 2003 February 2003 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management at the Sandia National Laboratories The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) and emergency management programs at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories - New Mexico (SNL/NM) site in January-February 2003. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and the Office of Emergency Management Oversight. As discussed throughout this report, the SNL/NM ISM program has improved,

389

Independent Oversight Inspection, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator  

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Thomas Jefferson National Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - August 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - August 2008 August 2008 Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Thomas Jefferson Site Office (TJSO) and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF) during May through July 2008. The ES&H inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. In coordination with TJSO, TJNAF has taken a number of actions to develop a

390

Automated visual inspection of rolled metal surfaces  

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

Timo Piironen; Olli Silven; Matti Pietikäinen…

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Hazardous Waste Management Implementation Inspection Criteria...  

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enhance our program. Therefore, we have revised our Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry for internal use and also we are making them available for use by DOE line...

392

Enhancing pipeline integrity through internal inspection  

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A pipeline operating company with an 8,000 mile liquid petroleum distribution system reviews the costs and results of the past ten-year, internal inspection program. A comparison of total inspection and repair costs and repair rates are presented for twenty mainline sections. Comparisons are also made for five different internal inspection contractors and for inspection tools of the first and second generation. The effects of cost in comparison to pipeline length, coating condition, and the location of a line in urban or rural environments are analyzed. The effects this program has had on the number of corrosion leaks are also analyzed. Also, a conclusion is made as to the program`s impact on pipeline integrity.

Turner, D.R. [Williams Pipe Line Co., Tulsa, OK (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes  

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This presentation summarizes case studies of the time and cost involved in the distributed PV permitting and inspection process in three Solar America Cities, Austin, Portland, and Salt Lake City.

394

Influence of wet underwater welding on fracture values  

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The fracture behavior of welds is influenced by residual stresses. The influence of residual stresses on fracture parameters is investigated through the comparison of wet underwater welds, dry welds and welds without residual stresses. The fracture parameters for a sharp, stationary crack on the surface of a bead on plate weld under bending are determined by the finite element method. The geometric influence of weld on fracture parameters is investigated. The stress intensity factor for linear elastic fracture mechanics, the J-integral and the crack tip opening displacement for plastic fracture mechanics are calculated. The material behavior is assumed as linear elastic or linear elastic/ideal plastic or elastic plastic with multilinear isotropic hardening. The numerical data are compared with the experiments.

Lindhorst, L.; Hamann, R.; Mahrenholtz, O. [Technical Univ. of Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg (Germany). Offshore Engineering Section 2; Kocak, M. [GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht (Germany). Inst. of Material Research

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

395

Use of high performance computing resources for underwater acoustic modeling.  

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The majority of standard underwater propagation models provide a two?dimensional (range and depth) acoustic field for a single frequency point source. Computational resource demand increases considerably when the three?dimensional acoustic field of a broad?band spatially extended source is of interest. An upgrade of the standard parabolic equationmodel RAM for use in a high?performance computing (HPC) environment is discussed. A benchmarked upgraded version of RAM is used in the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative HPC?environment to model the three?dimensional acoustic field of a seismic airgun array. Four?dimensional visualization (time and space) of the generated data volume is also addressed. [Research supported by the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative TeraGrid Fellowship and the Joint Industry Programme through the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers.

Anca M. Niculescu; Natalia A. Sidorovskaia; Peter Achi; Arslan M. Tashmukhambetov; George E. Ioup; Juliette W. Ioup

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Oil/gas collector/separator for underwater oil leaks  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An oil/gas collector/separator for recovery of oil leaking, for example, from an offshore or underwater oil well. The separator is floated over the point of the leak and tethered in place so as to receive oil/gas floating, or forced under pressure, toward the water surface from either a broken or leaking oil well casing, line, or sunken ship. The separator is provided with a downwardly extending skirt to contain the oil/gas which floats or is forced upward into a dome wherein the gas is separated from the oil/water, with the gas being flared (burned) at the top of the dome, and the oil is separated from water and pumped to a point of use. Since the density of oil is less than that of water it can be easily separated from any water entering the dome.

Henning, Carl D. (Livermore, CA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site, Summary Report- February 2004  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management and Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site

398

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- June 2005  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Inspection of Emergency Management at the Livermore Site Office and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

399

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- May 2007  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

400

Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- February 2009  

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Inspection of Emergency Management at the Livermore Site Office and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory- December 2003  

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Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

402

Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site- December 2009  

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Inspection of Reinforced Concrete Construction at the Savannah River Site Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility

403

Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory- August 2007  

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Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Idaho National Laboratory's Materials and Fuels Complex

404

Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory- June 2005  

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Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Idaho National Laboratory Advanced Test Reactor

405

Independent Oversight Inspection, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility- August 2008  

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Inspection of Environment, Safety and Health Programs at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

406

Feature selection for automatic solder joint inspection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

FEATURE SELECTION FOR AUTOMATIC SOLDER JOINT INSPECTION A Thesis CHENG-CHENG LEE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AiVM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1987 Major... Subject: Mechanical Engineering FEATURE SELECTION FOR AUTOMATIC SOLDER JOINT INSPECTION A Thesis by CHENG-CHENG LEE Approved as to style and content by: Morris Driels (Chairman of Committee) Norman Gris ld (Member) i(?? Oren Xlasor'i (kfembef...

Lee, Cheng-Cheng

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

407

Characterizing autonomic task distribution and handling in grids  

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Autonomic computing and grid computing are two innovative information technologies. This paper explores autonomic computing in grids. A grid usually connects a huge number of computers over the Internet as a complex computational system, therefore there ... Keywords: Autonomic computing, Convergence, Grid computing, Multi-agent systems, Software agents, Stability, Task distribution, Task handling, Time delay

Xiaolong Jin; Jiming Liu

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

A Hybrid Controller for Autonomous Vehicles Driving on Automated Highways  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A Hybrid Controller for Autonomous Vehicles Driving on Automated Highways Alain Girault a aInria Rh of the hybrid control of autonomous vehicles driving on automated highways. Vehicles are autonomous, so they do. Finally, we show the outcome of a highway microsimulation modelled after the Katy Corridor near Houston

Girault, Alain

409

Autonomous Demand Response in Heterogeneous Smart Grid Topologies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Autonomous Demand Response in Heterogeneous Smart Grid Topologies Hamed Narimani and Hamed-mails: narimani-hh@ec.iut.ac.ir and hamed@ee.ucr.edu Abstract--Autonomous demand response (DR) is scalable and has demand response systems in heterogeneous smart grid topologies. Keywords: Autonomous demand response

Mohsenian-Rad, Hamed

410

Enhancing Autonomous Agents Evolution with Learning by Imitation Elhanan Borenstein  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Enhancing Autonomous Agents Evolution with Learning by Imitation Elhanan Borenstein School@post.tau.ac.il Abstract This paper presents a new mechanism to enhance the evolutionary process of autonomous agents of autonomous agents, when other forms of learning are not possible. 1 Introduction A large body of work

Borenstein, Elhanan

411

One Dimensional Autonomous Equations Can have only equilibrium attractors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

One Dimensional Autonomous Equations ( )x f x Can have only equilibrium attractors: a bounded orbit approaches an equilibrium #12;Two Dimensional Autonomous Equations ( , ) ( , ) x f x y y g x y Can have non-equilibrium attractors: for example, periodic orbits #12;Two Dimensional Autonomous Equations ( , ) ( , ) x f x y y g x y

Saleska, Scott

412

Understanding Autonomous Interaction Mark d'Inverno1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Understanding Autonomous Interaction Mark d'Inverno1 and Michael Luck2 Abstract. Autonomy in a sophisticated world. Much work, however, has taken a very restricted view of what is entailed by autonomous, we argue that no facet of interaction can ever be guaranteed, and that if agents are to be autonomous

Luck, Michael

413

Autonomous Robot Navigation in Highly Populated Pedestrian Zones  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Autonomous Robot Navigation in Highly Populated Pedestrian Zones Rainer K¨ummerle Department@informatik.uni-freiburg.de Abstract In the past, there has been a tremendous progress in the area of autonomous robot naviga- tion for autonomous robots as they are rather unstructured and dynamic. In this paper, we present a navigation system

Teschner, Matthias

414

An Algorithm for Autonomous Isolation of Neurons in Extracellular Recordings  

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An Algorithm for Autonomous Isolation of Neurons in Extracellular Recordings Edward A. Branchaud-- This paper describes novel multi-electrode sys- tems that can autonomously position recording electrodes without human intervention. Autonomous microdrives can be used to improve the quality and efficiency

Andersen, Richard

415

AUTONOMOUS UNDERSEA SYSTEMS NETWORK (AUSNET) Development Status Update  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 AUTONOMOUS UNDERSEA SYSTEMS NETWORK (AUSNET) Development Status Update Charles Benton and James Kenney Technology Systems, Inc. (TSI), Wiscassett, ME Steven G. Chappell and D.R. Blidberg Autonomous promises to significantly enhance the capabilities of Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (AUVs) as they become

416

Cell-Autonomous Death of Cerebellar Purkinje Neurons with Autophagy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cell-Autonomous Death of Cerebellar Purkinje Neurons with Autophagy in Niemann-Pick Type C Disease by surrounding mutant npc1 cells. PCs undergoing cell-autonomous degeneration have features consistent for massive PC death. Citation: Ko DC, Milenkovic L, Beier SM, Manuel H, Buchanan J, et al. (2005) Cell-autonomous

Quake, Stephen R.

417

GENETIC ALGORITHMS FOR A SINGLE-TRACK VEHICLE AUTONOMOUS PILOT  

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GENETIC ALGORITHMS FOR A SINGLE-TRACK VEHICLE AUTONOMOUS PILOT Dana Vrajitoru Intelligent Systems algorithms to an autonomous pilot designed for motorized single-track vehicles (motorcycles). The pilot contribute efficiently to configuring the autonomous pilot. Key Words Genetic algorithms, multi

Vrajitoru, Dana

418

Asymptotically autonomous epidemic models Carlos Castillo-Chavez  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Asymptotically autonomous epidemic models Carlos Castillo-Chavez Horst R. Thieme Biometrics Unit be rewritten as smaller asymptotically autonomous systems with limiting systems that are easier to handle than, asymptotically autonomous equations, asymptotic behavior, omega-limit sets. AMS Subject Classification: 34D05, 45

Thieme, Horst R.

419

Searching with an Autonomous Robot Sandor P. Fekete  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Searching with an Autonomous Robot S´andor P. Fekete Department of Mathematical Optimization TU of Bonn D­53117 Bonn Germany rolf.klein@uni-bonn.de Andreas N¨uchter Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous.9 [ Computing Methodologies ]: Artificial Intelli- gence Robotics [Autonomous Vehicles] General Terms Algorithms

Fekete, Sándor P.

420

Autonomous Control of Production Networks using a Pheromone Approach  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Autonomous Control of Production Networks using a Pheromone Approach D. Armbruster 1 , C. de Beer 2 complex production networks, a decen- tralised and autonomous control of material flows is a promising and benchmarking such autonomous control methods, dynamic models are essential. Discrete-event simulation models

Ringhofer, Christian

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421

AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION TROUP FOR COOPERATIVE MODELLING OF UNKNOWN ENVIRONMENTS  

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AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION TROUP FOR COOPERATIVE MODELLING OF UNKNOWN ENVIRONMENTS Josep Amat,mantaras@iiia.csic.es} Abstract Based on the information gathered by a set of small autonomous low cost vehicles, the generation, small autonomous vehicles has been developed. These vehicles follow the already classical line of insect

López-Sánchez, Maite

422

Non-Autonomous Systems: Asymptotic Behaviour and Weak Invariance Principles *  

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Non-Autonomous Systems: Asymptotic Behaviour and Weak Invariance Principles * H Logemann & E P Ryan@maths.bath.ac.uk Results pertaining to asymptotic behaviour of solutions of non-autonomous ordinary di#11;erential asymptotically autonomous systems and adaptively controlled systems are highlighted. Key Words: adaptive control

Bath, University of

423

Soft Autonomous Materials --Using Active Elasticity and Embedded Distributed  

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Soft Autonomous Materials -- Using Active Elasticity and Embedded Distributed Computation Nikolaus and demonstrate shape changing, and autonomous, sensor-based locomotion using distributed control. We show elasticity in their designs [23]. Here we show soft robots that can autonomously undergo shape-change and gen

Liang, Haiyi

424

BEHAVIOR PREDICTION FOR DECISION AND CONTROL IN COGNITIVE AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS  

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BEHAVIOR PREDICTION FOR DECISION AND CONTROL IN COGNITIVE AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS ASOK RAY*, SHASHI for decision and control in cognitive autonomous systems. The objective is to coordinate human­machine collaboration such that human operators can assess and enable autonomous systems to utilize their experi- ential

Ray, Asok

425

Trust Evaluation in Anarchy: A Case Study on Autonomous Networks  

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Trust Evaluation in Anarchy: A Case Study on Autonomous Networks Tao Jiang Institute for Systems- ments on networked services. All those networks are autonomous networks, because they are distributed ­ to understand and analyze the behavior and properties of these "anarchical" autonomous networks. We propose

Baras, John S.

426

2nd Workshop on User Experience of Autonomous Driving  

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Autonomous Driving has gained attention from academia and industry over the last decades. Research organizations and companies have developed (semi-) autonomous vehicles and first in-situ studies have been conducted. This workshop follows last year's ... Keywords: Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomy, Human-Autonomy-Interaction, User Experience Design and Research

Alexander Meschtscherjakov, Rabindra Ratan, Manfred Tscheligi, Roderick McCall, Dalila Szostak, Ioannis Politis, Sven Krome

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

International Nuclear Safeguards Inspection Support Tool  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to developing technologies to meet escalating requirements for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) monitoring and associated inspections. This commitment involves the customization and transfer of existing remote monitoring/information management technologies for use by the IAEA. This paper describes an information management system called INSIST International Nuclear Safeguards Inspection Support Tool, which was developed by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) to support the IAEA Action Team in its role of monitoring and verifying compliance under United Nations Special Commission (UNSC) Resolutions 687, 707, and 715. Initial emphasis was placed on developing and deploying functionality and databases customized to support the Action Team. Throughout the design and customization of INSIST, emphasis was placed on information storage and retrieval capabilities for data gathered by the Action Team. In addition, PNL provided the Action Team with maps and satellite images and other relevant Iraqi databases to further facilitate the following activities: monitoring nuclear activities, facility operations, and nuclear material inventories assisting in inspection planning and training providing post inspection analysis providing onsite inspection support reporting on inspection findings.

Steinmaus, K.L.; Wukelic, G.E.; Beal, O.M.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Vehicle Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Inspection Requirements on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type

429

Robotany : autonomous vehicles that care for houseplants  

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Robotany is a system of autonomous robots that act on behalf of houseplants that rest on top of their chassis. Their duty is to do what plants would if they had the gift of mobility - namely to seek out sunlight or water ...

Cinnamon, Sara Elizabeth, 1979-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Autonomous Systems Lab Prof. Roland Siegwart  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Autonomous Systems Lab Prof. Roland Siegwart Semester Thesis Supervised by: Author: Dr. C´edric Pradalier Bastian B¨ucheler Simon Lynen Robotic Floor Marking System using a Laser Measurement System Autumn;6.4 Convergence of Yaw Estimation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 6.4.1 Setup

Daraio, Chiara

431

Autonomic behaviour of opportunistic network routing  

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In opportunistic networks, end-to-end communication among users does not require a continuous end-to-end path between source and destination. Network protocols are designed to be extremely resilient to events such as long partitions, ... Keywords: autonomic communication, context-aware routing, delay-tolerant networks, mobile networks, opportunistic networks, self-organising networks

Chiara Boldrini; Marco Conti; Andrea Passarella

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Autonomic Enterprise Service Bus Denis Morand  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. This is achieved within a service-oriented architecture (SOA), providing the supporting mechanisms. Service, Autonomic computing. 1. INTRODUCTION Service-oriented Computing (SOC) has recently emerged in the softwarePOJO (www.ipojo.org) provide advanced dynamic features to many software systems. That being said, service-oriented

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

433

Control algorithms for autonomous robot navigation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper examines control algorithm requirements for autonomous robot navigation outside laboratory environments. Three aspects of navigation are considered: navigation control in explored terrain, environment interactions with robot sensors, and navigation control in unanticipated situations. Major navigation methods are presented and relevance of traditional human learning theory is discussed. A new navigation technique linking graph theory and incidental learning is introduced.

Jorgensen, C.C.

1985-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

434

Knowledge base for an autonomic transport layer  

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The accelerated development of Internet and mobile devices has lead to new QoS-demanding distributed applications and new QoS-providing communication services, particularly at the transport level. The diversity of transport services and underlying networks ... Keywords: autonomic computing, model-driven architecture, ontology-driven architecture, transport protocols

Ernesto Exposito; Christophe Chassot; Michel Diaz

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

BEHAVIORAL BUILDING BLOCKS FOR AUTONOMOUS AGENTS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

BEHAVIORAL BUILDING BLOCKS FOR AUTONOMOUS AGENTS: DESCRIPTION, IDENTIFICATION, AND LEARNING of Computer Science #12;c Copyright by Ă?zgĂĽr imek 2008 All Rights Reserved #12;BEHAVIORAL BUILDING BLOCKS Mahadevan, Member Andrea R. Nahmod, Member Andrew G. Barto, Department Chair Department of Computer Science

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

436

WORKLOAD ADAPTATION IN AUTONOMIC DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in Autonomic DBMSs", Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems (SMDB 2007 to meet its Service Level Objectives (SLOs). It is a challenge to adapt multiple workloads with complex scheduler that performs workload adaptation in a DBMS, as the test bed to prove the effectiveness

437

Generalized synchronization of chaos in autonomous systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We extend the concept of generalized synchronization of chaos, a phenomenon that occurs in driven dynamical systems, to the context of autonomous spatiotemporal systems. It means a situation where the chaotic state variables in an autonomous system can be synchronized to each other but not to a coupling function defined from them. The form of the coupling function is not crucial; it may not depend on all the state variables nor it needs to be active for all times for achieving generalized synchronization. The procedure is based on the analogy between a response map subject to an external drive acting with a probability p and an autonomous system of coupled maps where a global interaction between the maps takes place with this same probability. It is shown that, under some circumstances, the conditions for stability of generalized synchronized states are equivalent in both types of systems. Our results reveal the existence of similar minimal conditions for the emergence of generalized synchronization of chaos in driven and in autonomous spatiotemporal systems.

O. Alvarez-Llamoza; M. G. Cosenza

2008-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

438

Waste Calcining Facility remote inspection report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of the Waste Calcining Facility (WCF) remote inspections was to evaluate areas in the facility which are difficult to access due to high radiation fields. The areas inspected were the ventilation exhaust duct, waste hold cell, adsorber manifold cell, off-gas cell, calciner cell and calciner vessel. The WCF solidified acidic, high-level mixed waste generated during nuclear fuel reprocessing. Solidification was accomplished through high temperature oxidation and evaporation. Since its shutdown in 1981, the WCFs vessels, piping systems, pumps, off-gas blowers and process cells have remained contaminated. Access to the below-grade areas is limited due to contamination and high radiation fields. Each inspection technique was tested with a mock-up in a radiologically clean area before the equipment was taken to the WCF for the actual inspection. During the inspections, essential information was obtained regarding the cleanliness, structural integrity, in-leakage of ground water, indications of process leaks, indications of corrosion, radiation levels and the general condition of the cells and equipment. In general, the cells contain a great deal of dust and debris, as well as hand tools, piping and miscellaneous equipment. Although the building appears to be structurally sound, the paint is peeling to some degree in all of the cells. Cracking and spalling of the concrete walls is evident in every cell, although the east wall of the off-gas cell is the worst. The results of the completed inspections and lessons learned will be used to plan future activities for stabilization and deactivation of the facility. Remote clean-up of loose piping, hand tools, and miscellaneous debris can start immediately while information from the inspections is factored into the conceptual design for deactivating the facility.

Patterson, M.W.; Ison, W.M.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Remote inspection system for hazardous sites  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Long term storage of special nuclear materials poses a number of problems. One of these is a need to inspect the items being stored from time to time. Yet the environment is hostile to man, with significant radiation exposure resulting from prolonged presence in the storage facility. This paper describes research to provide a remote inspection capability, which could lead to eliminating the need for humans to enter a nuclear storage facility. While there are many ways in which an RI system might be created, this paper describes the development of a prototype remote inspection system, which utilizes virtual reality technology along with robotics. The purpose of this system is to allow the operator to establish a safe and realistic telepresence in a remote environment. In addition, it was desired that the user interface for the system be as intuitive to use as possible, thus eliminating the need for extensive training. The goal of this system is to provide a robotic platform with two cameras, which are capable of providing accurate and reliable stereographic images of the remote environment. One application for the system is that it might be driven down the corridors of a nuclear storage facility and utilized to inspect the drums inside, all without the need for physical human presence. Thus, it is not a true virtual reality system providing simulated graphics, but rather an augmented reality system, which performs remote inspection of an existing, real environment.

Redd, J.; Borst, C.; Volz, R.A.; Everett, L.J. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Computer Science Dept.] [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Computer Science Dept.

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Feasibility of Magnetostrictive Sensor Inspection of Containments  

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This report describes the results of a study on the feasibility of using guided waves for long-range global inspection of containment metallic pressure boundaries (i.e., steel containments and liners of reinforced concrete containments) in nuclear power plants. Of particular concern in this study was the potential of the guided-wave approach for remotely inspecting the regions that are inaccessible; for example, regions where the metallic pressure boundary is backed by concrete on one or both sides. The study includes a literature review on long-range guided-wave inspection techniques, a modeling study of the behavior of guided waves in plates with different boundary conditions (e.g., freestanding and backed by concrete on one or both sides), and an experimental investigation of the feasibility of a guided-wave technique called ''magnetostrictive sensor (MsS)'' for (1) generating and detecting guided waves in plates and (2) detecting a defect over a long range. Results of the study showed (1) that it is feasible to achieve long-range global inspection of plates, including regions that are inaccessible, using low-frequency guided waves and (2) that the MsS technique is well suited for this application. Recommendations are made to further test and develop the MsS technique for practical implementation for containment inspection in nuclear power plants.

Kwun, H.

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Low-Speed Vehicle Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Low-Speed Vehicle Inspection Exemption Low-speed vehicles are exempt from annual state vehicle inspections.

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Inspection and Permit to someone by E-mail Inspection and Permit to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inspection and Permit

443

Inspection Report: IG-0480 | Department of Energy  

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0 0 Inspection Report: IG-0480 September 1, 2000 Inspection of Gain Sharing Opportunities for the Department of Energy In 1995, the General Services Administration provided guidance on a program known as "GAIN SHARING" where agencies could give cash awards to employees who participate in programs to save travel dollars. This guidance discussed the authority to offer cash awards to employees for obtaining a free coach class ticket with Frequent Flyer benefits earned on official travel and for incurring lodging expenses at a daily rate less than the maximum lodging rate. This inspection was initiated to determine if the Department of Energy (DOE) had developed any initiatives to implement General Services Administration guidance on "GAIN SHARING."

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Inspection Report: IG-0547 | Department of Energy  

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

7 7 Inspection Report: IG-0547 March 22, 2002 Licensing of Trade Secrets by Sandia National Laboratories The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), initiated an inspection into the facts and circumstances surrounding the issuance of a trade secret license in June 2000 by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) at Livermore, California, to Axsun Technologies (Axsun), a private company. This inspection was initiated after the OIG received allegations that the issuance of the Axsun license was in violation of both DOE policy and the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract. It was alleged that Sandia had been advised for many years that DOE policy prohibited the national laboratories from creating, maintaining or marketing trade secrets. The allegation suggested

445

Inspection Report: IG-0597 | Department of Energy  

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

7 7 Inspection Report: IG-0597 April 24, 2003 Inspection of Internal Controls Over Personal Computers at Los Alamos National Laboratory Computers are used extensively in the full range of operations at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), including processing classified national security information. LANL reported an inventory of approximately 5,000 laptop and 30,000 desktop computers at the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2002. Department of Energy (DOE) and LANL property policies identify computers as "sensitive property," due in part to their susceptibility to theft and potential for conversion to cash. It is an expected practice that management controls over computers throughout the DOE complex remain robust and consistent. Inspection Report: IG-0597

446

Inspection Report: IG-0778 | Department of Energy  

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

8 8 Inspection Report: IG-0778 October 2, 2007 Inspection Report on The Consolidated Terrorism Watchlist Nomination Process at the Department of Energy The Government-wide effort to place known or suspected terrorists on a national watchlist is a key weapon in the global war on terrorism. Accurate watchlists provide an import tool for national defense and border protection operations. They allow law enforcement and intelligence personnel to screen and monitor suspected terrorist travel, reducing the likelihood that terrorists may travel undetected to or within the United States. Inspection Report: IG-0778 More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008 Intelligence Reform and Terroroism Prevention Act - December 17, 2004

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Inspection Report: IG-0741 | Department of Energy  

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Inspection Report: IG-0741 Inspection Report: IG-0741 Inspection Report: IG-0741 October 10, 2006 Concerns With Security Barriers at theY-12 National Security Complex The DOE Office of Inspector General received an allegation that newly constructed concrete security barriers at the Y-12 site were inadequate because the design of the weapon ports did not take into consideration the space required for the weapons' sight system. Specifically, the complaint alleged that weapon port openings were not designed to accommodate the sight system of protective force weapons, limiting the ability of security police officers to maneuver their weapons when firing through the ports. Construction of the security barriers was one of three security upgrades under the "West Fort" project designation. The objective of this

448

Vicinal light inspection of translucent materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention includes methods and apparatus for inspecting vicinally illuminated non-patterned areas of translucent materials. An initial image of the material is received. A second image is received following a relative translation between the material being inspected and a device generating the images. Each vicinally illuminated image includes a portion having optimal illumination, that can be extracted and stored in a composite image of the non-patterned area. The composite image includes aligned portions of the extracted image portions, and provides a composite having optimal illumination over a non-patterned area of the material to be inspected. The composite image can be processed by enhancement and object detection algorithms, to determine the presence of, and characterize any inhomogeneities present in the material.

Burns, Geroge R. (Albuquerque, NM); Yang, Pin (Albuquerque, NM)

2010-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

449

Resonant frequency method for bearing ball inspection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention provides for an inspection system and method for detecting defects in test objects which includes means for generating expansion inducing energy focused upon the test object at a first location, such expansion being allowed to contract, thereby causing pressure wave within and on the surface of the test object. Such expansion inducing energy may be provided by, for example, a laser beam or ultrasonic energy. At a second location, the amplitudes and phases of the acoustic waves are detected and the resonant frequencies' quality factors are calculated and compared to predetermined quality factor data, such comparison providing information of whether the test object contains a defect. The inspection system and method also includes means for mounting the bearing ball for inspection.

Khuri-Yakub, B. T. (Palo Alto, CA); Hsieh, Chung-Kao (Stanford, CA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Resonant frequency method for bearing ball inspection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention provides for an inspection system and method for detecting defects in test objects which includes means for generating expansion inducing energy focused upon the test object at a first location, such expansion being allowed to contract, thereby causing pressure wave within and on the surface of the test object. Such expansion inducing energy may be provided by, for example, a laser beam or ultrasonic energy. At a second location, the amplitudes and phases of the acoustic waves are detected and the resonant frequencies' quality factors are calculated and compared to predetermined quality factor data, such comparison providing information of whether the test object contains a defect. The inspection system and method also includes means for mounting the bearing ball for inspection. 5 figures.

Khuri-Yakub, B.T.; Chungkao Hsieh.

1993-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

451

X-ray radiography for container inspection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Arrangements of X-ray inspection systems are described for inspecting high-z materials in voluminous objects such as containers. Inspection methods may involve generating a radiographic image based on detected attenuation corresponding to a pulsed beams of radiation transmitted through a voluminous object. The pulsed beams of radiation are generated by a high-energy source and transmitted substantially downward along an incident angle, of approximately 1.degree. to 30.degree., to a vertical axis extending through the voluminous object. The generated radiographic image may be analyzed to detect on localized high attenuation representative of high-z materials and to discriminate high-z materials from lower and intermediate-z materials on the basis of the high density and greater attenuation of high-z material for higher energy (3-10 MeV) X-rays, and the compact nature of threatening masses of fissionable materials.

Katz, Jonathan I. (Clayton, MO); Morris, Christopher L. (Los Alamos, NM)

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

452

Criticality Safety Controls Implementation Inspection Criteria, Approach,  

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

Criticality Safety Controls Implementation Inspection Criteria, Criticality Safety Controls Implementation Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 23, 2009, (HSS CRAD 64-18, Rev 0 ) Criticality Safety Controls Implementation Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry, October 23, 2009, (HSS CRAD 64-18, Rev 0 ) DOE has set expectations for implementing criticality safety controls that are selected to provide preventive and/or mitigative functions for specific potential accident scenarios. There are additional expectations for criticality safety controls that are also designated as Specific Administrative Controls (SACs) (see HSS CRAD 64-32). Also, in instances when the review addresses functionality and operability of structures, systems, and components (SSCs) of nuclear facilities specifically required

453

Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - February 2006 |  

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

February February 2006 Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site - February 2006 February 2006 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health and emergency management programs at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) in January and February 2006. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and Office of Emergency Management Oversight. This 2006 Independent Oversight inspection found that nearly all of the WSRC weaknesses from the 2004 inspection have been addressed. Actions included implementing a comprehensive hazardous material screening process,

454

The Implementation of an Autonomous Helicopter Testbed  

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Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are currently being researched for a wide range of tasks, including search and rescue, surveillance, reconnaissance, traffic monitoring, fire detection, pipe and electrical line inspection, and border patrol ... Keywords: Helicopter control, Helicopter reliability, Mobile robots, Modular computer systems

R. D. Garcia; K. P. Valavanis

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Inspection Report: IG-0594 | Department of Energy  

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

4 4 Inspection Report: IG-0594 March 31, 2003 Emergency Medical Coordination Memorandum of Agreement at Brookhaven National Laboratory Because of possible exposure to radioactive and hazardous materials and the potential for industrial accidents at Department of Energy (DOE) sites, the Department has established formalized agreements with local emergency medical providers. These arrangements are generally documented through memoranda of agreements (MOAs). These documents detail the mutual understanding between DOE and the offsite emergency medical provider with respect to capabilities, specific support, and procedures for ensuring an integrated and effective response, including specific procedures for receipt of victims of radiation accidents. Inspection Report: IG-0594

456

Inspection Report: IG-0734 | Department of Energy  

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

4 4 Inspection Report: IG-0734 July 26, 2006 Internal Controls for Excessing and Surplusing Unclassified Computers atLos Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National AND OBJECTIVE Laboratory (LANL) is one of the largest multidisciplinary science institutions in the world. The primary national security missions of LANL are to help ensure the safety and reliability of the Nation's nuclear stockpile, prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction, develop strategies to mitigate global threats, and protect the United States from terrorist attacks. LANL is managed by the University of California for the Department's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Inspection Report: IG-0734 More Documents & Publications

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Inspection Report: IG-0770 | Department of Energy  

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

0 0 Inspection Report: IG-0770 July 20, 2007 Protective Force MK-19 Grenade Launcher Use at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Pantex Facility The National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Pantex Facility is this Nation's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. The nature of such work necessitates the development and implementation of protection strategies based upon the Department of Energy's (Department) Design Basis Threat process. Facilities such as Pantex develop Site Safeguards and Security Plans to describe the physical protection programs, evaluations of risk, and identified facility targets associated with the threat. Inspection Report: IG-0770 More Documents & Publications 40 MM Grenade Launcher Qualification Requirements at Department of Energy

458

Inspection Report: IG-0605 | Department of Energy  

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

05 05 Inspection Report: IG-0605 June 5, 2003 National Nuclear Security Administration's Ability to Meet the Aircraft Requirements of the Joint Technical Operations Team Worldwide events have heightened concerns over terrorist attacks, particularly with regard to the possible use of weapons of mass destruction, including radioactive devices, in such attacks. A recent training exercise in Seattle, Washington, involving a simulated terrorist attack using a radioactive "dirty bomb" highlighted the importance of cooperation and coordination by Federal, State, and local governments in providing a rapid, planned response to a terrorist incident involving a weapon of mass destruction. Inspection Report: IG-0605 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0435

459

Raft river geothermal pump disassembly and inspection  

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The disassembly and postoperation inspection of the Peerless geothermal water pump used in teh RRGE-1 well at the Raft River Geothermal Test Site are summarized. Disassembly was hampered by scale that froze some of the pump bearings onto the impeller shaft after operation ceased. The pump appeared otherwise in generally excellent condition after more than 1600 h running time in a geothermal environment. Most postoperation diameters of rotating parts were still within factory tolerance. The few out-of-tolerance bearing diameters could not be attributed to wear and could have been out of tolerance when received. This possibility points to a need for preoperation quality-control inspection of the bearings.

Van Treeck, R.

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Multidelay Model Relating Tide Height to Underwater Acoustic Phase  

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Observed relationships between environmental parameters and underwater acoustic phase were earlier reported and a multi?input nonrealizable model was analyzed showing that among several parameters tide height has the strongest coherence with measured phase fluctuations. This work is concerned with a special case of the above model where the system is single input with a realizable impulse response consisting of few delays. Several cases are considered such as a single delay two or more delays. Among these a special case is found where one of the delays is fixed at zero time (in phase no delay component). Two kinds of results are reported—one where optimization is carried out on all energy bands another where optimization is carried out on selected bands that are least corrupted by noise and the effect of other parameters. The resulting transfer function is calculated and errors from measured values are given individually for each band and also collectively as a figure of merit for that solution. [Work supported by Office of Naval Research Code 468.

Kamal Yacoub; Jose Almeida

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

New underwater acoustic tank facility at Georgia Tech  

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A large underwater acoustic tank facility located in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech has recently been completed. The facility includes a rectangular concrete water tank 25 feet deep 25 feet wide and 34 feet long containing around 160 000 gallons of water. There are three computer?controlled positioners: an x?y?z?? positioner and a z?? positioner mounted on carriages and a bottom mounted rotator. The facility has a large rectangular nearfield array which can be used either as a receiver or a transmitter. A single vertical nearfield line array can be translated by the x?y positioner to synthesize a cylindrical nearfield receiving array. The rectangular nearfield transmitting array and the synthesized cylindrical receiving array were designed to be used with the bottom mounted rotator to measure the true farfield bistatic target strength of any target up to one meter in length as a function of the target aspect angle. Such measurements can be done from 2 kHz to over 10 kHz. The tank is being used for transducer development materials and flow noise studies in addition to structural acoustics. Several available multichannel data acquisition systems will be described. [Work supported in part by a DURIP grant from ONR.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Autonomous land navigation: A demonstration of retrotraverse  

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This paper describes a hardware and software system developed to perform autonomous navigation of a land vehicle in a structured environment. The vehicle used for development and testing of the system was the Jeep Cherokee Mobile Robotics Testbed Vehicle developed at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. Since obstacle detection/avoidance has not yet been incorporated into the system, a structured environment is postulated that presumes the paths to be traversed are obstacle-free. The system performs path planning and execution (following) based on maps constructed using the vehicle's navigation system and onboard map-maker. The system configuration allows a map to be generated and stored during teleoperation of the vehicle, which may then be inverted and autonomously followed to perform ''retrotraverse'' back to the path start point. The system software, hardware, and performance data are discussed. 9 refs.

Klarer, P.R.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Autonomous microexplosives subsurface tracing system final report.  

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The objective of the autonomous micro-explosive subsurface tracing system is to image the location and geometry of hydraulically induced fractures in subsurface petroleum reservoirs. This system is based on the insertion of a swarm of autonomous micro-explosive packages during the fracturing process, with subsequent triggering of the energetic material to create an array of micro-seismic sources that can be detected and analyzed using existing seismic receiver arrays and analysis software. The project included investigations of energetic mixtures, triggering systems, package size and shape, and seismic output. Given the current absence of any technology capable of such high resolution mapping of subsurface structures, this technology has the potential for major impact on petroleum industry, which spends approximately $1 billion dollar per year on hydraulic fracturing operations in the United States alone.

Engler, Bruce Phillip; Nogan, John; Melof, Brian Matthew; Uhl, James Eugene; Dulleck, George R., Jr.; Ingram, Brian V.; Grubelich, Mark Charles; Rivas, Raul R.; Cooper, Paul W.; Warpinski, Norman Raymond; Kravitz, Stanley H.

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Autonomous models on a Cayley tree  

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The most general single species autonomous reaction-diffusion model on a Cayley tree with nearest-neighbor interactions is introduced. The stationary solutions of such models, as well as their dynamics, are discussed. To study dynamics of the system, directionally-symmetric Green function for evolution equation of average number density is obtained. In some limiting cases the Green function is studied. Some examples are worked out in more detail.

Mohammad Khorrami; Amir Aghamohammadi

2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

465

Low complexity multipath and Doppler-shift correction algorithm for reliable underwater Coherent-FSK acoustic modems: short paper  

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This paper presents an innovative algorithm for Doppler-shift and multipath correction in a coherent-FSK modem, which is optimized for acoustic communications in shallow water underwater networks. The final modem will be used in the ANDREA project, whose ... Keywords: Doppler-shift, acoustic modem, multipath correction, underwater networks, wireless sensor networks

A. Sanchez; S. Climent; P. Yuste; A. Perles-Ivars; J. J. Serrano

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

The Nereus Hybrid Underwater Robotic Vehicle for Global Ocean Science Operations to 11,000m Depth  

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is to provide the U.S. oceanographic community with the first capable and cost- effective vehicle for routineThe Nereus Hybrid Underwater Robotic Vehicle for Global Ocean Science Operations to 11,000m Depth-- This paper reports an overview of the new Nereus hybrid underwater vehicle and summarizes the vehicle's per

Whitcomb, Louis L.

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Steady three dimensional gliding motion of an underwater glider Shaowei Zhang, Jiancheng Yu, Aiqun Zhang, and Fumin Zhang  

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with low power consumption. Underwater gliders are employed in deep sea exploration [4] and ocean Zhang, and Fumin Zhang Abstract-- Underwater Gliders have found broad applica- tions in ocean sampling dimensional gliding motion such as the spiraling motion. In [9], a first attempt is made to find numerical

Zhang, Fumin

468

Scheduling screening inspections for replaceable and non-replaceable systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This dissertation focuses on developing inspection schedules to detect non-self- announcing events which can only detected by inspections. Failures of protective sys- tems ,such as electronic equipments, alarms and stand-by systems, incipient...

Aral, Bahadir

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report: S02IS020 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

S02IS020 Inspection Report: S02IS020 March 25, 2002 Inspection of Training Issues at the Rocky Flats Field Office Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Special...

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Inspection Report: S05IS022 | Department of Energy  

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

22 Inspection Report: S05IS022 March 21, 2005 Review of Possible Inappropriate Job Solicitation Not Available for Viewing More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: S05IS042...

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On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

72.1 0614 On-Site Disposal Facility Inspection Report June 2014 6319-D6320 8972.2 0614 East Face Cell 1 West Face Cell 1 6319D-6322 6319D-6346 8972.3 0614 North Face Cell 1...

472

Monthly Tank Inspection Log Name of Campus  

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Monthly Tank Inspection Log Name of Campus Street Address of Campus City, State, and Zip Code of Campus 1 of 2 1. Facility PBS Registration Number 6. DISTRIBUTE TO : 2. Tank Number 3. Tank Registered(S) Satisfactory Repair or Adjustment Required Not Applicable Additional Comments Attached ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANK

Rosen, Jay

473

Explosion proof vehicle for tank inspection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An Explosion Proof Vehicle (EPV) having an interior substantially filled with an inert fluid creating an interior pressure greater than the exterior pressure. One or more flexible tubes provide the inert fluid and one or more electrical conductors from a control system to the vehicle. The vehicle is preferably used in subsurface tank inspection, whereby the vehicle is submerged in a volatile fluid.

Zollinger, William T. (Idaho Falls, ID); Klingler, Kerry M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Bauer, Scott G. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

474

Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This 2010 update to the 2006 edition consolidates the most import aspects of a field inspection into a simple process that can be performed in as little as 15 minutes. Explanations and illustrative pictures are included to instruct the inspector on the specific details of each step.

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Optimal scheduling of non-perfect inspections  

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......loose connection of pipes and joints, battery measurements, perform starting, stopping...if adequate techniques are used, the fuel, cooling water and lubricant oil level...standby gener- ators may imply to inspect batteries and filters, e.g. at different frequencies......

R. I. Zequeira; C. Bérenguer

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Remotely deployable aerial inspection using tactile sensors  

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For structural monitoring applications, the use of remotely deployable Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) inspection platforms offer many advantages, including improved accessibility, greater safety and reduced cost, when compared to traditional manual inspection techniques. The use of such platforms, previously reported by researchers at the University Strathclyde facilitates the potential for rapid scanning of large areas and volumes in hazardous locations. A common problem for both manual and remote deployment approaches lies in the intrinsic stand-off and surface coupling issues of typical NDE probes. The associated complications of these requirements are obviously significantly exacerbated when considering aerial based remote inspection and deployment, resulting in simple visual techniques being the preferred sensor payload. Researchers at Bristol Robotics Laboratory have developed biomimetic tactile sensors modelled on the facial whiskers (vibrissae) of animals such as rats and mice, with the latest sensors actively sweeping their tips across the surface in a back and forth motion. The current work reports on the design and performance of an aerial inspection platform and the suitability of tactile whisking sensors to aerial based surface monitoring applications.

MacLeod, C. N.; Cao, J.; Pierce, S. G.; Dobie, G.; Summan, R. [Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XW (United Kingdom); Sullivan, J. C.; Pipe, A. G. [Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly report, January 1995--March 1995  

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This periodical covers the results of inspections performed by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Vendor Inspection Section, that have been distributed to the inspected organizations during the period from January 1995 through March 1995.

NONE

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

A fuzzy logic controller for autonomous vehicle control.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis presents a feasibility study for the use of fuzzy logic control to solve the autonomous vehicle following problem. After developing the original vehicle… (more)

Vinson, Yale Patrick

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

NIMSAQ: A novel system for autonomous sensing of aquatic environments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

platform containing solar panels and sensor package that ?and solar radiation. A variety of remotely administered and autonomous systems exist for transporting water quality sensors

Stealey M.; Singh A.; Batalin M.; Jordan B.; Kaiser W.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

241-AY-102 Leak Detection Pit Drain Line Inspection Report  

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This document provides a description of the design components, operational approach, and results from the Tank AY-102 leak detection pit drain piping visual inspection. To perform this inspection a custom robotic crawler with a deployment device was designed, built, and operated by IHI Southwest Technologies, Inc. for WRPS to inspect the 6-inch leak detection pit drain line.

Boomer, Kayle D. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (United States); Engeman, Jason K. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (United States); Gunter, Jason R. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (United States); Joslyn, Cameron C. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (United States); Vazquez, Brandon J. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (United States); Venetz, Theodore J. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (United States); Garfield, John S. [AEM Consulting (United States)

2014-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Seafood Inspection Program U.S. Department of Commerce  

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Seafood Inspection Program U.S. Department of Commerce 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-3282 USA MEMORANDUM FOR: All Plants and Users of USDC Seafood Inspection Program Services FROM: Timothy E. Hansen Director, Seafood Inspection Program SUBJECT: Notice of Change in Fees

482

Underwater noise generated by Columbia River hydroelectric dams  

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Low?frequency (10–1000 Hz) underwater noise measurements have been made in water within and upstream from four Columbia River hydroelectric dams. The motivation for these measurements was to map out the sound field within and upstream from the power dams as a first step in understanding the effect of this field on the behavior of migrating salmonids that must choose between the bypass system or intakes to the turbines. Eventually sound may be used to guide the juvenile fish safely past the turbine intakes and into the bypass system. Thus far single hydrophonemeasurements have been made in the bypass slots within the dam and at a number of locations upstream from the dam. The noise level varies with location decreasing as the hydrophone is moved upsteam from the dam and as the hydrophone is moved closer to the water surface immediately upstream of the dam as well as in the bypass slot. The noise spectra below 200 Hz are highly modulated displaying one or more sharp peaks which indicates resonances in the structural generating mechanism or propagation path. The spectrum level and modulation vary significantly from one dam to another and sometimes from one configuration to another (e.g. when one of the turbines is on or off). A final set of measurements will be made at the Bonneville Dam using several hydrophones placed at a number of locations in the vicinity of the intake channel and these may help identify sources and propagation paths to the hydrophone. [Work sponsored by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Robert T. Miyamoto; Steven O. McConnell; James J. Anderson; Blake E. Feist

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPARISON OF DETECTION CAPABILITY FOR ACOUSTIC THERMOGRAPHY, VISUAL INSPECTION AND FLUORESCENT PENETRANT INSPECTION ON GAS TURBINE COMPONENTS  

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The innovative NDE inspection system Acoustic Thermography is developed with Sonic Infrared (Sonic IR) technology. Since the probability of detection is sensitive to the flaw characteristics the fabricated flaws could not simulated the nature flaws with accuracy. The study is focus on gas turbine blades with service induced fatigue cracks. The detection capability of this innovative NDE inspection system is compared with two traditional NDE methods: Visual Inspection and Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection. POD curves for each technique were generated and compared.

Y. Guo; F. R. Ruhge

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Theory and Applications of Categories, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 5-24. * -AUTONOMOUS CATEGORIES  

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-24. * -AUTONOMOUS CATEGORIES: ONCE MORE AROUND THE TRACK To Jim Lambek. This represents a new and more comprehensive approach to th* *e *- autonomous categories constructed] was devoted to the investigation of *-autonomous cat* *egories. Most of the book was devoted

Chapman, Robin

485

Mental Mechanisms, Autonomous Systems, and Moral Agency William Bechtel (bechtel@mechanism.ucsd.edu)  

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Mental Mechanisms, Autonomous Systems, and Moral Agency William Bechtel (bechtel as a moral agent. Keywords: mechanistic explanation, mental mechanisms, autonomous systems, adaptive systems of mechanisms can best be understood in terms of autonomous systems and their components. Mechanistic

Bechtel, William

486

Theory and Applications of Categories, Vol. 26, No. 7, 2012, pp. 194-203. NOTE ON STAR-AUTONOMOUS COMONADS  

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ON STAR-AUTONOMOUS COMONADS CRAIG PASTRO Abstract. We develop an alternative approach to star-autonomous comonad* *s via linearly distributive categories. It is shown that in the autonomous cas* *e the notions of star-autonomous comonad

Chapman, Robin

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ILLINOIS -RAILROAD ENGINEERING A Feasibility Study of MachineA Feasibility Study of Machine--Vision InspectionVision Inspection  

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documented making defect trending difficult · Inefficient use of skilled labor (carmen) 4 Carmen 25 Cars Yard Questions and Comments #12;Slide 3 ILLINOIS - RAILROAD ENGINEERING Car Inspection Background Why are railcars cars inspected? · Safety · Efficiency Inspections address: · Braking System · Safety Appliances

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 | Department of Energy  

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Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 April 23, 2008 Inspection Criteria, Activities, and Lines of Inquiry, April 23, 2008 Emergency planning includes the identification of hazards and threats. A hazards survey is the qualitative portion of the hazards identification process. It briefly describes the potential impacts of emergency events or conditions and summarizes the planning and preparedness requirements that apply. If determined to be required, an EPHA includes the identification and characterization of hazardous materials specific to a facility/site, analyses of potential accidents or events, and evaluation of potential consequences. Protocol, Inspection Criteria - April 23, 2008 More Documents & Publications

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Color image digitization and analysis for drum inspection  

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A rust inspection system that uses color analysis to find rust spots on drums has been developed. The system is composed of high-resolution color video equipment that permits the inspection of rust spots on the order of 0.25 cm (0.1-in.) in diameter. Because of the modular nature of the system design, the use of open systems software (X11, etc.), the inspection system can be easily integrated into other environmental restoration and waste management programs. The inspection system represents an excellent platform for the integration of other color inspection and color image processing algorithms.

Muller, R.C.; Armstrong, G.A.; Burks, B.L.; Kress, R.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Heckendorn, F.M.; Ward, C.R. [Savannah River Technology Center, Aiken SC (United States)

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Autonomous land navigation in a structured environment  

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This paper describes a hardware and software system developed to perform autonomous navigation of a land vehicle in a structured environment. The vehicle used for development and testing of the system was the Jeep Cherokee Mobile Robotics Testbed Vehicle developed at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. Since obstacle detection and avoidance have not yet been incorporated into the system, a structured environment is postulated that presumes the paths to be traversed are free of obstacles. The system performs path planning and execution based on maps constructed using the vehicle's on board navigation system and map-maker. The system software, hardware and performance data are discussed.

Klarer, P.R. (Sandia National Lab., Advanced Technology Div., Albuquerque, NM (US))

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomous land navigation in a structured environment  

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This paper describes a hardware and software system developed to perform autonomous navigation of a land vehicle in a structured environment. The vehicle used for development and testing of the system was the Jeep Cherokee Mobile Robotics Testbed Vehicle developed at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. Since obstacle detection and avoidance have not yet been incorporated into the system, a structured environment is postulated that presumes the paths to be traversed are free of obstacles. The system performs path planning and execution based on maps constructed using the vehicle's onboard navigation system and mapmaker. The system software, hardware, and performance data are discussed. 6 refs.

Klarer, P.R.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscale autonomous sensor and communications module  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Various technologies pertaining to a microscale autonomous sensor and communications module are described herein. Such a module includes a sensor that generates a sensor signal that is indicative of an environmental parameter. An integrated circuit receives the sensor signal and generates an output signal based at least in part upon the sensor signal. An optical emitter receives the output signal and generates an optical signal as a function of the output signal. An energy storage device is configured to provide power to at least the integrated circuit and the optical emitter, and wherein the module has a relatively small diameter and thickness.

Okandan, Murat; Nielson, Gregory N

2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Hardware-efficient autonomous quantum error correction  

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We propose a new method to autonomously correct for errors of a logical qubit induced by energy relaxation. This scheme encodes the logical qubit as a multi-component superposition of coherent states in a harmonic oscillator, more specifically a cavity mode. The sequences of encoding, decoding and correction operations employ the non-linearity provided by a single physical qubit coupled to the cavity. We layout in detail how to implement these operations in a practical system. This proposal directly addresses the task of building a hardware-efficient and technically realizable quantum memory.

Zaki Leghtas; Gerhard Kirchmair; Brian Vlastakis; Robert Schoelkopf; Michel Devoret; Mazyar Mirrahimi

2013-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous integrated receive Sample Search...  

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Autonomic Web Processes, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Service Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2005. Summary: functionalities. Autonomic Execution Engine Receive...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous observing strategies Sample...  

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Science... , there has been a considerable interest in policy-based, goal-oriented service management and autonomic... -reasoning systems for policy-based autonomic systems. In...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomic function part Sample Search Results  

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Autonomic Web Processes, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Service Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2005. Summary: functionalities. Autonomic Execution Engine Receive...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous resistance mechanism Sample...  

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Lab... Autonomous Robotics - Christian LAUGIER Tactile sensing technologies 25 Optoelectronic Optic fibers Piezo-resistive... MOSIG M2R Autonomous Robotics - Christian LAUGIER...

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Understanding the Hydrodynamics of Swimming: From Fish Fins to Flexible Propulsors for Autonomous  

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Understanding the Hydrodynamics of Swimming: From Fish Fins to Flexible Propulsors for Autonomous. The research effort described here is concerned with developing a maneuvering propulsor for an autonomous

Lauder, George V.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous responsive materials Sample...  

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Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 44 Autonomously-triggered microfluidic cooling using thermo-responsive Abhishek K. Agarwal,a Summary: Autonomously-triggered...

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory-West -  

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Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory-West Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory-West - November 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Argonne National Laboratory-West - November 2004 November 2004 Emergency Management Inspection of the Argonne National Laboratory-West The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA), within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of the emergency management program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory - West (ANL-W) site in October 2004. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Emergency Management Oversight. Following the 2001 OA inspection, ANL-W completed a number of activities that improved the site emergency management program. ANL-W developed a