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  1. Precision autonomous underwater navigation

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

    2003-01-01

    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 ...

  2. Cooperative Localization for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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    Bahr, Alexander

    This paper describes an algorithm for distributed acoustic navigation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

  3. Autonomous Underwater Gliders Wood, Stephen

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    of power such as ocean wave energy, and 4) hybrid vehicles that use standard propulsion systems and glider26 Autonomous Underwater Gliders Wood, Stephen Florida Institute of Technology United States. This is still true but scientists at various institutions such as Florida Institute of Technology's Department

  4. Autonomous & adaptive oceanographic feature tracking on board autonomous underwater vehicles

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    Petillo, Stephanie Marie

    2015-01-01

    The capabilities of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and their ability to perform tasks both autonomously and adaptively are rapidly improving, and the desire to quickly and efficiently sample the ocean environment ...

  5. Design considerations for engineering Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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    Shah, Vikrant P. (Vikrant Pankaj)

    2007-01-01

    Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) have been established as a viable tool for Oceanographic Sciences. Being untethered and independent, AUVs fill the gap in Ocean Exploration left by the existing manned submersible and ...

  6. XAUV : modular high maneuverability autonomous underwater vehicle

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    Walker, Daniel G. (Daniel George)

    2009-01-01

    The design and construction of a modular test bed autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is analyzed. Although a relatively common stacked-hull design is used, the state of the art is advanced through an aggressive power ...

  7. TECHNOLOGY NEEDS FOR AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    that may not lie on the critical path to making autonomous underwater vehicles a commercial success. For ­ for example, the Caravela Eureka project led by the University of the Azores for a 1000 km range surface craft Provost (1996) for a description of an earlier version. Europe is also active in the military AUV

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

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    Hover, Franz S.

    2013-04-24

    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, ...

  9. Large-area visually augmented navigation for autonomous underwater vehicles

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    Eustice, Ryan M

    2005-01-01

    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 ...

  10. A parallel hypothesis method of autonomous underwater vehicle navigation

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    LaPointe, Cara Elizabeth Grupe

    2009-01-01

    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 ...

  11. Autonomous underwater vehicle navigation and mapping in dynamic, unstructured environments

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    Kunz, Clayton Gregory

    2012-01-01

    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 ...

  12. Coordination of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Acoustic Image Acquisition

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    Pompili, Dario

    , underwater gliders [2][5] are buoyancy-driven vehicles that alternately reduce and expand dis- placed volume are in general slower than propelled vehicles like AUVs and ROVs, they offer an energy-efficient solutionCoordination of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Acoustic Image Acquisition Indraneel S. Kulkarni

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

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    Ewachiw, Mark Alexander, Jr

    2014-01-01

    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 ...

  14. Imaging sonar-aided navigation for autonomous underwater harbor surveillance

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    Johannsson, Hordur

    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 ...

  15. Toward autonomous underwater mapping in partially structured 3D environments

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    VanMiddlesworth, Mark (Mark Allen)

    2014-01-01

    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 ...

  16. Cooperative localization for autonomous underwater vehicles

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    Bahr, Alexander

    2009-01-01

    Self-localization of an underwater vehicle is particularly challenging due to the absence of Global Positioning System (GPS) reception or features at known positions that could otherwise have been used for position ...

  17. Control of a compact, tetherless ROV for in-contact inspection of complex underwater structures

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    Bhattacharyya, Sampriti

    In this paper we present the dynamic modeling and control of EVIE (Ellipsoidal Vehicle for Inspection and Exploration), an underwater surface contact ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) for inspection and exploration. Underwater ...

  18. Implementation of a wireless underwater video link

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    Morash, James Paul

    2008-01-01

    Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are increasingly being considered for remotely supervised missions, primarily for routine subsea inspection tasks currently performed by tethered remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). ...

  19. Glider and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Observing Systems

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    .1 Performance metrics for AUV surveys Present-day limitations, for example in the energy available in autonomous of harmful algal blooms (HABs) that remains a challenge for the marine science community, not the technology changes occur over a range of time and space scales. A simple metric for estimating the information

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

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    Saxton-Fox, Theresa Ann

    2012-01-01

    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 ...

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

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    Cooney, Lauren Alise

    2009-01-01

    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 ...

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

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    Sack, Jean H. (Jean Hope)

    2013-01-01

    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 ...

  3. Design of a Lateral-Line Sensor for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

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    van Hemmen, J. Leo

    ) are trying to build an artificial lateral-line sensor by replicating the hair cells using MEMS technologyDesign of a Lateral-Line Sensor for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Nora Martiny, Stefan Sosnowski Anoptichthys jordani, underwater sensors 1. INTRODUCTION Just after hatching the blind Mexican cave fish (Anop

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

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    Just, Bradley Eugene

    1994-01-01

    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...

  5. Large scale structure from motion for autonomous underwater vehicle surveys

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    Pizarro, Oscar

    2004-01-01

    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 ...

  6. Optical proximity sensor and orientation control of autonomous, underwater robot

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    Lozano, Martin, Jr

    2014-01-01

    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 ...

  7. Progressively communicating rich telemetry from autonomous underwater vehicles via relays

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    Murphy, Christopher Alden

    2012-01-01

    As analysis of imagery and environmental data plays a greater role in mission construction and execution, there is an increasing need for autonomous marine vehicles to transmit this data to the surface. Without access to ...

  8. An Electric Ray Inspired Biomimetic Autonomous Underwater Vehicle P. Krishnamurthy, F. Khorrami, J. de Leeuw, M. E. Porter, K. Livingston, J. H. Long, Jr.

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    Long Jr., John H.

    An Electric Ray Inspired Biomimetic Autonomous Underwater Vehicle P. Krishnamurthy, F. Khorrami, J Biologically-inspired (or Biomimetic) Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (BAUV) in- spired by the Pacific electricBot" BAUV are described. Extensive observations of live electric rays provided key biological inspirations

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

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    Stephens, Larry M.

    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

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

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    SOLAR-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-term or ongoing deployment is required. The Solar Powered AUV (SAUV) is designed for continuous deployment (weeks

  11. Underwater Sensor Networks: Applications, Advances, and Challenges

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    Heidemann, John

    communication, acoustic communication, underwater sensor networks, autonomous underwater vehicles, acoustic instrument monitoring, pollution control, climate recording, prediction of natural disturbances, search-alone applications and control of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and as an addition to ca- bled systems

  12. Autonomous underwater data muling using wireless optical communication and agile AUV control

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    Doniec, Marek Wojciech

    2013-01-01

    Underwater exploration and surveillance currently relies on subsea cables and tethers to relay data back to the user. The cause for this is that water heavily absorbs most electromagnetic signals, preventing effective radio ...

  13. Abstract--In this paper, we report on work that applies a form of artificial intelligence (AI) to autonomous underwater vehicle

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    Idaho, University of

    1 Abstract--In this paper, we report on work that applies a form of artificial intelligence (AI-centered intelligence (LCI), an approach to artificial intelligence (AI) that involves the dual use of the languages) to autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) operations. Called "language-centered intelligence" (LCI), this form

  14. 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 the deployment architecture await to be fully addressed, including the AUV size, cost, and coverage tradeoff statistics about physical and social phenomena, and it provides a data source for predictive modeling

  15. Extended Abstract: Uncertainty-Based Localization Solution for Under-Ice Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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    Pompili, Dario

    exploration to study the impact of climate change to the circula- tion of the world's oceans. These AUVs need System (GPS) underwater, over time, inaccu- racies in models for deriving position estimates, self Copyright 2011 ACM 978-1-4503-1151-9 ...$10.00. i j k l time DISLU Localization Localization DOPLU DOPLU

  16. Highly maneuverable spherical robots for underwater applications

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    Fittery, Aaron (Aaron M.)

    2013-01-01

    The direct video inspection of complex underwater systems, like those inside nuclear reactors, is a difficult task to accomplish. Alternatives to underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) inspection are very laborious, ...

  17. Design and control of a spheroidal underwater robot for the inspection of nuclear piping systems

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    Lozano, Martin, Jr

    2012-01-01

    While it is critical that nuclear plants frequently inspect their facilities for cracking, corrosion or other failure modes, humans cannot safely perform these tasks due to the hazardous conditions within the tanks and ...

  18. Underwater Data Collection Using Robotic Sensor Networks

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    Hollinger, Geoffrey A.

    We examine the problem of utilizing an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to collect data from an underwater sensor network. The sensors in the network are equipped with acoustic modems that provide noisy, range-limited ...

  19. Target tracking onboard an autonomous underwater vehicle : determining optimal towed array heading in an anisotropic noise field

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    Parra-Orlandoni, Maria Alejandra

    2007-01-01

    In order to overcome the challenges that an anisotropic noise field poses for underwater target tracking, we conduct an onboard estimation of the horizontal noise directionality in the real-time processing suite of an ...

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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 ...

  1. 526 IEEE JOURNAL OF OCEANIC ENGINEERING, VOL. 26, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2001 Power Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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    Singh, Hanumant

    application. Finally, we present a method- ology for charging an AUV battery pack in situ in support of long term deployments at remote sites. Index Terms--AUVs, batteries, underwater mobile robots. I relatively narrow niche applications. In the past few years however, advances in technology have led to AUVs

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

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    Rekleitis, Ioannis

    reefs of Barbados, for two amphibious mobile robots and a set of underwater sensor nodes. We present

  3. Toward autonomous harbor surveillance

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    Johannsson, Hordur

    2010-01-01

    In this thesis 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 ...

  4. Communication protocols for underwater data collection using a robotic sensor network

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    Singh, Hanumant

    2013-05-01

    We examine the problem of collecting data from an underwater sensor network using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The sensors in the network are equipped with acoustic modems that provide noisy, range-limited ...

  5. Biologically inspired underwater propulsion and adhesion mechanisms

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    Pan, Yichao

    2014-01-01

    The ultimate objective of this research is to develop an innovative underwater pipe inspection robot with both swimming and crawling capabilities as opposed to conventional in-pipe robots with wheeled designs or driven by ...

  6. Autonomous vehicles

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    Meyrowitz, A.L.; Blidberg, D.R.; Michelson, R.C.

    1996-08-01

    There are various kinds of autonomous vehicles (AV`s) which can operate with varying levels of autonomy. This paper is concerned with underwater, ground, and aerial vehicles operating in a fully autonomous (nonteleoperated) mode. Further, this paper deals with AV`s as a special kind of device, rather than full-scale manned vehicles operating unmanned. The distinction is one in which the AV is likely to be designed for autonomous operation rather than being adapted for it as would be the case for manned vehicles. The authors provide a survey of the technological progress that has been made in AV`s, the current research issues and approaches that are continuing that progress, and the applications which motivate this work. It should be noted that issues of control are pervasive regardless of the kind of AV being considered, but that there are special considerations in the design and operation of AV`s depending on whether the focus is on vehicles underwater, on the ground, or in the air. The authors have separated the discussion into sections treating each of these categories.

  7. Design of an underwater vertical glider for subsea equipment delivery

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    Ambler, Charles Kirby

    2010-01-01

    Delivery of subsea equipment and sensors is generally accomplished with unguided sinking platforms or powered autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). An alternative would be to augment existing platforms with navigation and ...

  8. Computational strategies for understanding underwater optical image datasets

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    Kaeli, Jeffrey W

    2013-01-01

    A fundamental problem in autonomous underwater robotics is the high latency between the capture of image data and the time at which operators are able to gain a visual understanding of the survey environment. Typical ...

  9. Controller design for underwater vehicle systems with communication constraints

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    Reed, Brooks Louis-Kiguchi

    2015-01-01

    Real-time cooperation between autonomous vehicles can enable time-critical missions such as tracking and pursuit of a dynamic target or environmental feature, but relies on wireless communications. Underwater, communication ...

  10. Challenges for Efficient Communication in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks

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    Pompili, Dario

    for oceano- graphic data collection, pollution monitoring, offshore explo- ration and tactical surveillance applications. Moreover, Un- manned or Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (UUVs, AUVs), equipped with sensors for these applications. Underwater Networks consist of a variable number of sensors and vehicles that are deployed

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

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    Brown, Scott R.

    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 ...

  12. Underwater manipulator

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

    1993-04-20

    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.

  13. Underwater manipulator

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

    1993-01-01

    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.

  14. Underwater acoustic sensor networks: research challenges Ian F. Akyildiz *, Dario Pompili, Tommaso Melodia

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    Chen, Yuanzhu Peter

    will find applications in oceanographic data collection, pollution monitoring, offshore exploration or autonomous underwater vehicles (UUVs, AUVs), equipped with sensors, will enable the exploration of natural- lection, pollution monitoring, offshore explora- tion, disaster prevention, assisted navigation

  15. Cooperative control of autonomous underwater vehicles. 

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    Savage, Elizabeth

    2004-09-30

    is applied, see (2.5a) below: 6 [D]fag = ffg (2.5a) ([D]T [D])fag = [D]T ffg (2.5b) fag = ([D]T [D])¡1[D]T ffg: (2.5c) The robot computes his new position using the following update rule: fxk+1g = fxkg ¡ [H]¡1fgg (2.6) where fxk+1g is a vector of the new...(d) currency1 v; end Since we are interested in the minimum of the function, this reconstruction guar- antees we find the solution. Once H has been corrected accordingly, we move robot ?i? and go through the same procedure with the next robot. B. Converting...

  16. Glider and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Observing Systems

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    + H Energy consumption per unit distance Ratio Glider/Large AUV R=0.033 R3=0.0027 R=0.05 R=0 Mbyte per hour Yes 10 Mbits per sec surface short range J Sensors discussed later J Water sampling 50

  17. Asymptotically optimal path planning and surface reconstruction for inspection

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    Papadopoulos, Georgios

    2014-01-01

    Motivated by inspection applications for marine structures, this thesis develops algorithms to enable their autonomous inspection. Two essential parts of the inspection problem are (1) path planning and (2) surface ...

  18. Search and Tracking of an Unknown Number of Targets by a Team of Autonomous Agents Utilizing Time-evolving Partition Classification

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    Wood, Jared Gregory

    2011-01-01

    in cooperative unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) teams. IEEEAn autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle system for sensing andground robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned underwater

  19. Instruments and Methods Application of underwater optical data to estimation

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    Buesseler, Ken

    Instruments and Methods Application of underwater optical data to estimation of primary 2006 (with some gaps). We used the ratio of photosynthetically available radiation at the surface-term biogeochemical and physical time-series observations by using moored systems with autonomous instrumentation (e

  20. Wave Glider Autonomous Surface Vehicle Applications and Missions

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    Frandsen, Jannette B.

    Wave Glider Autonomous Surface Vehicle Applications and Missions Jamie Griffith & Kyle Vanderlugt and logistical challenge. To address these challenges, Liquid Robotics (LRI) has developed the Wave Glider, an autonomous, mobile remote sensing solution. The Wave Glider is a hybrid sea-surface and underwater vehicle

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

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    Hartsfield, J. Carl (Jasper Carl)

    2005-01-01

    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 ...

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

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    Williams, Robert R., IV

    2007-01-01

    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 ...

  3. IEEE JOURNAL OCEANIC ENGINEERING 1 Visually Augmented Navigation for Autonomous

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    Singh, Hanumant

    IEEE JOURNAL OCEANIC ENGINEERING 1 Visually Augmented Navigation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Ryan M. Eustice, Member, IEEE, Oscar Pizarro, Member, IEEE, and Hanumant Singh, Member, IEEE Abstract was presented in part at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, USA, April

  4. Underwater Gas Expansion and Deflagration

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    Jones, Van; Gilbert, John; McCue-Weil, Leigh

    2013-01-01

    The underwater combustion of a propane-air mixture in an acrylic cylinder is captured on video from multiple angles. This experiment is designed to provide visual data and pressure time-histories for future CFD validation studies.

  5. Sound propagation around underwater seamounts

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    Sikora, Joseph J., III

    2009-01-01

    In the ocean, low frequency acoustic waves propagate with low attenuation and cylindrical spreading loss over long-ranges, making them an effective tool for underwater source localization, tomography, and communications. ...

  6. Using Collective Intentionality to Model Fleets of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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    Idaho, University of

    communication, and knowledge sharing through behavior observation and replication [7]. The result was a more

  7. Opportunities to Parallelize Path Planning Algorithms for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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    Kremer, Ulrich

    , Germany Email: mike.eichhorn@tu-ilmenau.de Ulrich Kremer Dept. of Computer Science Rutgers University. energy tradeoffs that can be exploited in energy- constrained environments such as battery operated 2005, when the series production of multi core processors started. Before then, writing parallel

  8. Bio-inspired Communications for Coordination among Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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    Pompili, Dario

    to change buoyancy, which powers their forward gliding along a sawtooth trajectory. In order to efficiently formation geometry, and iii) team target trajectory are provided. I. INTRODUCTION In the recent years, Under-efficient propeller-less AUVs. These vehicles can operate over months as they use battery-powered hydraulic pumps

  9. A Vision System for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

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    goal definitions and solutions to various problems that I have encountered during the course invested so much of their time into their respective projects. They have been great company over the past nine months. Finally a big thanks to my family for their support and for helping me out in any way

  10. Reactor power for large displacement autonomous underwater vehicles

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  11. Reactor power for large displacement autonomous underwater vehicles

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  12. Underwater Sensor Barriers with Auction Stanley Barr

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    Liu, Benyuan

    underwater pathways of them. This approach may require deploying large-scale underwater sensor networks network to detect moving objects. In 2-dimensional (2D) terrestrial strip sensor networks, a barrier

  13. UNDERWATER COATINGS FOR CONTAMINATION CONTROL

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

    2004-02-01

    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.

  14. Using optical communication for remote underwater robot operation

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    Doniec, Marek Wojciech

    Underwater vehicles are typically operated using a tether or a slow acoustic link. We present an underwater optical communication system that enables a high-throughput and low-latency link to an underwater robot. The optical ...

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

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

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

  16. Underwater Coatings for Contamination Control

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

    2004-02-01

    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.

  17. UNDERWATER PAINT MARKING OF PORPOISES1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    UNDERWATER PAINT MARKING OF PORPOISES1 Identification of individual animals has always been would be a boon. Paint seemed an answer (Schevill 1966). Materials and Methods Several standard paint underwater. Applica- tion of these paints was easiest by pressurized spray. We experimented with spray

  18. Contributions to automated realtime underwater navigation

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    Stanway, Michael Jordan

    2012-01-01

    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 ...

  19. Designing a wireless underwater optical communication system

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    Brundage, Heather

    2010-01-01

    Though acoustic modems have long been the default wireless communication method for underwater applications due to their long range, the need for high speed communication has prompted the exploration of non-acoustic methods ...

  20. MECHANICS AND NONLINEAR CONTROL: MAKING UNDERWATER VEHICLES

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    Leonard, Naomi

    MECHANICS AND NONLINEAR CONTROL: MAKING UNDERWATER VEHICLES RIDE AND GLIDE Naomi Ehrich Leonard \\Lambda \\Lambda Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 naomi@princeton.edu Abstract: Methods from geometric mechanics and dynamical systems theory make

  1. Underwater communication via compact mechanical sound generation

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    Ubellacker, Wyatt

    2013-01-01

    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 ...

  2. Piezoelectric materials used in underwater acoustic transducers

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Li, Huidong; Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.

    2012-07-07

    Piezoelectric materials have been used in underwater acoustic transducers for nearly a century. In this paper, we reviewed four different types of piezoelectric materials: piezoelectric ceramics, single crystals, composites, and polymers, which are widely used in underwater acoustic transducers nowadays. Piezoelectric ceramics are the most dominant material type and are used as a single-phase material or one of the end members in composites. Piezoelectric single crystals offer outstanding electromechanical response but are limited by their manufacturing cost. Piezoelectric polymers provide excellent acoustic impedance matching and transducer fabrication flexibility although their piezoelectric properties are not as good as ceramics and single crystals. Composites combined the merits of ceramics and polymers and are receiving increased attention. The typical structure and electromechanical properties of each type of materials are introduced and discussed with respect to underwater acoustic transducer applications. Their advantages and disadvantages are summarized. Some of the critical design considerations when developing underwater acoustic transducers with these materials are also touched upon.

  3. Underwater vehicle localization using range measurements

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    Papadopoulos, Ge?rgios

    2010-01-01

    This thesis investigates the problem of cooperative navigation of autonomous marine vehicles using range-only acoustic measurements. We consider the use of a single maneuvering autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) to aid the ...

  4. Automatic Fish Classification for Underwater Species Behavior Understanding

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    Fisher, Bob

    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

  5. Sediment Samplers for Underwater Crawler Fahad A. Islam

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wood, Stephen L.

    Sediment Samplers for Underwater Crawler Fahad A. Islam Department of Marine and Environmental the attached Final Design Project Report for the "Sediment Samplers for Underwater Crawler." Fahad A. Islam 2.....................................................................................................................23 The Archimedes Screw Marine Sediment Sampler (ASMSS

  6. Online Distance Recovery for a Sewer Inspection Robot Marina Kolesnik

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kolesnik, Marina

    Online Distance Recovery for a Sewer Inspection Robot Marina Kolesnik Institute for Autonomous computation based on images taken in a sewer by a robot-inspector is presented. Modern concrete sewers provide regular marks on the sewer images and can be used for their 3-D interpretation. After each robot

  7. Underwater Robot Localization using Artificial Visual Pifu Zhang2

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Milios, Evangelos E.

    or landmarks at known positions. Figure 1 The robot underwater off the Barbados west coast There are two main

  8. ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND

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    -electric crystal transducer "Wampus" - Underwater turbine Electromagnetic transducer. Bell (lK-2) Summary403 ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND -iD^ SPECIAL SCIENTIFK REPOKT-FISHERIES Na ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND by Clifford J. Burner and Harvey L.. Moore United States

  9. ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    " - Electro-magnetic transducer 6 Piezo-electric crystal transducer l8 "Wampus" - Underwater turbine 20ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND Marine Biological Laboratory NOV 9 -1953 WOODS, Director ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND by Clifford J. Burner and Harvey Lo Moore

  10. Remotely operated submersible underwater suction apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kristan, Louis L. (2111 Brentwood Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83402)

    1990-01-01

    A completely submersible, remotely operated underwater suction device for collection of irradiated materials in a nuclear pool is disclosed. The device includes a pump means for pumping water through the device, a filter means for capturing irradiated debris, remotely operated releasable connector means, a collection means and a means for remotely maneuvering the collection means. The components of the suction device may be changed and replaced underwater to take advantage of the excellent radiation shielding ability of water to thereby minimize exposure of personnel to radiation.

  11. Controllable underwater anisotropic oil-wetting

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    Yong, Jiale; Chen, Feng Yang, Qing; Farooq, Umar; Bian, Hao; Du, Guangqing; Hou, Xun

    2014-08-18

    This Letter demonstrates a simple method to achieve underwater anisotropic oil-wetting using silicon surfaces with a microgroove array produced by femtosecond laser ablation. The oil contact angles along the direction perpendicular to the grooves are consistently larger than those parallel to the microgroove arrays in water because the oil droplet is restricted by the energy barrier that exists between the non-irradiated domain and the trapped water in the laser-ablated microgrooves. This underwater anisotropic oil-wetting is able to be controlled, and the anisotropy can be tuned from 0° to ?20° by adjusting the period of the microgroove arrays.

  12. Utilities Inspection Technologies 

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    Messock, R. K.

    1993-01-01

    Preventive and predictive maintenance programs are enhanced by using various inspection technologies to detect problems and potential failures before catastrophic failure. This paper discusses successful inspection technologies that have been...

  13. 1 Design by Autonomous Learning Design by Autonomous Learning

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    Prabhakar, Sattiraju

    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

  14. Autonomous electrochromic assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Berland, Brian Spencer; Lanning, Bruce Roy; Stowell, Jr., Michael Wayne

    2015-03-10

    This disclosure describes system and methods for creating an autonomous electrochromic assembly, and systems and methods for use of the autonomous electrochromic assembly in combination with a window. Embodiments described herein include an electrochromic assembly that has an electrochromic device, an energy storage device, an energy collection device, and an electrochromic controller device. These devices may be combined into a unitary electrochromic insert assembly. The electrochromic assembly may have the capability of generating power sufficient to operate and control an electrochromic device. This control may occur through the application of a voltage to an electrochromic device to change its opacity state. The electrochromic assembly may be used in combination with a window.

  15. Feasibility of underwater free space quantum key distribution

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    Peng Shi; Shi-Cheng Zhao; Wen-Dong Li; Yong-Jian Gu

    2014-04-04

    We investigate the optical absorption and scattering properties of underwater media pertinent to our underwater free space quantum key distribution (QKD) channel model. With the vector radiative transfer theory and Monte Carlo method, we obtain the attenuation of photons, the fidelity of the scattered photons, the quantum bit error rate and the sifted key generation rate of underwater quantum communication. It can be observed from our simulations that the most secure single photon underwater free space QKD is feasible in the clearest ocean water.

  16. Autonomous data transmission apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kotlyar, O.M.

    1997-03-25

    A autonomous borehole data transmission apparatus is described 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. 4 figs.

  17. Autonomous data transmission apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1997-01-01

    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.

  18. Optical fiber inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Moore, F.W.

    1985-04-05

    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.

  19. Efficient Communication over Highly Spread Underwater Acoustic Channels

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Schniter, Philip

    unforgiving wireless medium" [2]. In fact, re- liable high-rate underwater acoustic communication remains a principal challenge in the construction of underwater net- works. The physical characteristics of the UAC of optimal and fail altogether in very highly spread environments such as the surf zone [20

  20. Propulsive Efficiency of the Underwater Dolphin Kick in Humans

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    Fish, Frank

    Propulsive Efficiency of the Underwater Dolphin Kick in Humans Alfred von Loebbecke Rajat Mittal's propulsive efficiencies. These estimates are compared with those of a ceta- cean performing the dolphin kick kinematics is based on underwater video footage. The simulations indicate that the propulsive efficiency

  1. AOML Hurricane Underwater Gliders A project funded by the Disaster

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    AOML Hurricane Underwater Gliders A project funded by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act known towards helping improve hurricane forecast Hurricane Gonzalo IR-NHC: CIMSS IR-NHC: CIMSS Tropical Storm dissolved oxygen Strategy: because underwater gliders are fully operational under hurricane wind conditions

  2. AC 2007-2003: UNDERWATER LEGO ROBOTICS: TESTING, EVALUATION & Adam Carberry, Tufts University

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    AC 2007-2003: UNDERWATER LEGO ROBOTICS: TESTING, EVALUATION & REDESIGN Adam Carberry, Tufts;Underwater Lego Robotics: Testing, Evaluation & Redesign Abstract In this study, underwater robotics using of how underwater robotics can be used to integrate the engineering design process with related science

  3. A strategy for the use of light emitting diodes by autonomous underwater vehicles

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    Curran, Joseph R. (Joseph Robinson)

    2004-01-01

    Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology has advanced dramatically in a few short years. An expensive and difficult to manufacture LED array containing nearly 100 individual LEDs and measuring at least 5 cm² can now be replaced ...

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

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    Brege, Eric D

    2011-01-01

    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 ...

  5. Autonomous data processing and behaviors for adaptive and collaborative underwater sensing

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    Rowe, Keja S

    2012-01-01

    In this thesis, I designed, simulated and developed behaviors for active riverine data collection platforms. The current state-of-the-art in riverine data collection is plagued by several issues which I identify and address. ...

  6. Modular Lorentz force actuators for efficient biomimetic propulsion of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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    Church, Joseph Christopher

    2014-01-01

    In this thesis, we developed a highly scalable design for modular Lorentz force actuators for use in segmented flexible-hull undersea vehicles such as the RoboTuna being developed at Franklin W, Olin College of Engineering. ...

  7. COORDINATED TRACKING OF AN ACOUSTIC SIGNAL BY A TEAM OF AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Virginia Tech

    experiments that demonstrate the efficacy of our ap- proach. A principal challenge of subsea coordination are challenged by the severely bandwidth-limited acoustic subsea communication channel. We address the challenge communication requirements and is well-suited to subsea applications. In works that address control of sensor

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

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    Camilli, Richard, 1972-

    2003-01-01

    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 ...

  9. Autonomous helicopter flight via Reinforcement Learning

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sastry, S. Shankar

    Autonomous helicopter flight via Reinforcement Learning Andrew Y. Ng Stanford University Stanford 94720 Abstract Autonomous helicopter flight represents a challenging control problem, with complex to autonomous helicopter flight. We first fit a stochastic, nonlinear model of the helicopter dynamics. We

  10. Autonomous helicopter flight via reinforcement learning

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    Jordan, Michael I.

    Autonomous helicopter flight via reinforcement learning Andrew Y. Ng Stanford University Stanford 94720 Abstract Autonomous helicopter flight represents a challenging control problem, with complex to autonomous helicopter flight. We first fit a stochastic, nonlinear model of the helicopter dynamics. We

  11. I. INTRODUCTION Robotic platforms are becoming more widely used for inspection and

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Abidi, Mongi A.

    . An alternative solution is a modular robotics system [8-10]. The design philosophy of modular robotics systems of SafeBot is for under vehicle inspection at an entrance gate to a secure facility, for example SafeBot to air autonomous nuclear security applications. This research serves many Department of Energy

  12. Apparatus for inspecting piping

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollingger, W.T.; Appel, D.K.; Park, L.R.

    1995-03-21

    An inspection rabbit is described for inspecting piping systems having severe bends therein. The rabbit consists of a flexible, modular body containing a miniaturized eddy current inspection probe, a self-contained power supply for proper operation of the rabbit, an outer surface that allows ease of movement through piping systems and means for transmitting data generated by the inspection device. The body is preferably made of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing or, alternatively, silicone rubber with a shrink wrapping of polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON{trademark}). The body is formed to contain the power supply, preferably a plurality of batteries, and a spool of communication wire that connects to a data processing computer external to the piping system. 6 figures.

  13. Apparatus for inspecting piping

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollingger, W. Thor (Martinez, GA); Appel, D. Keith (Aiken, SC); Park, Larry R. (Raleigh, NC)

    1995-01-01

    An inspection rabbit for inspecting piping systems having severe bends therein. The rabbit consists of a flexible, modular body containing a miniaturized eddy current inspection probe, a self-contained power supply for proper operation of the rabbit, an outer surface that allows ease of movement through piping systems and means for transmitting data generated by the inspection device. The body is preferably made of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing or, alternatively, silicone rubber with a shrink wrapping of polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON.RTM.). The body is formed to contain the power supply, preferably a plurality of batteries, and a spool of communication wire that connects to a data processing computer external to the piping system.

  14. Wedges for ultrasonic inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Gavin, Donald A. (Rexford, NY)

    1982-01-01

    An ultrasonic transducer device is provided which is used in ultrasonic inspection of the material surrounding a threaded hole and which comprises a wedge of plastic or the like including a curved threaded surface adapted to be screwed into the threaded hole and a generally planar surface on which a conventional ultrasonic transducer is mounted. The plastic wedge can be rotated within the threaded hole to inspect for flaws in the material surrounding the threaded hole.

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0745

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCEPueblo,Inspection6 Inspection5 Inspectionand

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0746

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergy HeadquartersFuelBConservationEnergy597 Inspection Report:IG-0724 Inspection73245l

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0821

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergy HeadquartersFuelBConservationEnergy597 Inspection Report:IG-072470Inspection809

  18. Development of a snorkel for unmanned underwater vehicles

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    Tia, Peter (Peter M.)

    2012-01-01

    The development of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) has provided a bevy of opportunities for the exploration of the ocean. However, one limitation has kept UUVs from truly becoming mass produced, its limited range. The ...

  19. Large area 3-D reconstructions from underwater optical surveys

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    Singh, Hanumant

    Robotic underwater vehicles are regularly performing vast optical surveys of the ocean floor. Scientists value these surveys since optical images offer high levels of detail and are easily interpreted by humans. Unfortunately, ...

  20. Robust minimum energy wireless routing for underwater acoustic communication networks

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    Stojanovic, Milica

    Marine robots are an increasingly attractive means for observing and monitoring the ocean, but underwater acoustic communications remain a major challenge. The channel exhibits long delay spreads with frequency-dependent ...

  1. Energy Efficient Signaling Strategies for Tracking Mobile Underwater Vehicles

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    Kastner, Ryan

    Energy Efficient Signaling Strategies for Tracking Mobile Underwater Vehicles Diba Mirza§ Paul for tracking vehicles is a recurring cost, we propose to minimize the energy consumption by optimizing, neglecting vehicle motion between transmissions. Alternatively if vehicles have some knowledge about

  2. Tones for Real: Managing Multipath in Underwater Acoustic Wakeup

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    Heidemann, John

    , in-situ sensing with many inexpensive sensors--are only recently penetrating into underwater research the oceans, lakes, and waterways that strongly influence our environment and can pro- vide natural resources

  3. A scalable electro-magnetic communication system for underwater swarms

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    Zimmer, Uwe

    A scalable electro-magnetic communication system for underwater swarms Felix Schill 1 Uwe R. Zimmer for communication is small compared to propulsion requirements. Communication of state information can there- fore

  4. An intelligent inspection and survey robot. Volume 1

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-12-15

    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.

  5. Autonomous software: Myth or magic?

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    Alasdair Allan; Tim Naylor; Eric S. Saunders

    2008-02-04

    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.

  6. CX-008456: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Autonomous Underwater Inspection Using Three Dimensional Laser CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/15/2012 Location(s): Florida Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  7. An acoustically controlled tetherless underwater vehicle for installation and maintenance of neutrino detectors in the deep ocean

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ballou, Philip J.

    1997-02-01

    The task of installing and servicing high energy neutrino detectors in the deep ocean from a surface support vessel is problematic using conventional tethered systems. An array of multiple detector strings rising 500 m from the ocean floor, and forming a grid with 50 m spacing between the strings, presents a substantial entanglement hazard for equipment cables deployed from the surface. Such tasks may be accomplished with fewer risks using a tetherless underwater remotely operated vehicle that has a local acoustic telemetry link to send control commands and sensor data between the vehicle and a stationary hydrophone suspended above or just outside the perimeter of the work site. The Phase I effort involves the development of an underwater acoustic telemetry link for vehicle control and sensor feedback, the evaluation of video compression methods for real-time acoustic transmission of video through the water, and the defining of local control routines on board the vehicle to allow it to perform certain basic maneuvering tasks autonomously, or to initiate a self-rescue if the acoustic control link should be lost. In Phase II, a prototype tetherless vehicle system will be designed and constructed to demonstrate the ability to install cable interconnections within a detector array at 4 km depth. The same control technology could be used with a larger more powerful vehicle to maneuver the detector strings into desired positions as they are being lowered to the ocean floor.

  8. Parametrized maneuvers for autonomous vehicles

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    Dever, Christopher W. (Christopher Walden), 1972-

    2004-01-01

    This thesis presents a method for creating continuously parametrized maneuver classes for autonomous vehicles. These classes provide useful tools for motion planners, bundling sets of related vehicle motions based on a ...

  9. Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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

  10. Home Inspection Checklist. 

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    Quiring, Susan M.

    1987-01-01

    Extension Service HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST MAR 3 1 1988 Susan M. Quiring* Why A Home Inspection? If you're looking for a "perfect" house, you won't find it. Every house has its strengths and weaknesses. Some flaws can be corrected easily, but others... will require expensive repairs. Selecting your new home will affect your family's financial security and satisfaction in years to come. So it's important to gather as much information as possible and to avoid decisions based purely on first impressions...

  11. Finding a Middle Ground in the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage 

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    Gongaware, Laura Lynn

    2013-12-10

    The 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage bans the commercial exploitation of underwater cultural heritage. Despite this ban, “commercial exploitation” is not formally defined in the ...

  12. Infrared Inspection Techniques 

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    Hill, A. B.; Bevers, D. V.

    1979-01-01

    Infrared scanning equipment has been used at Amoco's Texas City refinery since 1971 as an inspection tool. A camera scans the field of view and focuses the infrared radiation on a detector which converts the infrared signal to an electrical signal...

  13. Underwater Metal Detection Using Video Image Processing Techniques to Determine Location

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    Underwater Metal Detection Using Video Image Processing Techniques to Determine Location by Aubrey the undersigned committee hereby approve the attached thesis Underwater Metal Detection Using Video Image Head Marine and Environmental Systems . #12;iii Abstract Underwater Metal Detection Using Video Image

  14. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1994-01-01

    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.

  15. Device for Underwater Laboratory Simulation of Unconfined Blast Waves

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    Courtney, Elijah; Courtney, Michael

    2015-01-01

    Shock tubes simulate blast waves to study their effects in air under laboratory conditions; however, few experimental models exist for simulating underwater blast waves that are needed for facilitating experiments in underwater blast transmission, determining injury thresholds in marine animals, validating numerical models, and exploring mitigation strategies for explosive well removals. This method incorporates an oxy-acetylene driven underwater blast simulator which creates peak blast pressures of about 1860 kPa. Shot-to-shot consistency was fair, with an average standard deviation near 150 kPa. Results suggest peak blast pressures from 460 kPa to 1860 kPa are available by adjusting the distance from the source.

  16. Inspection tester for explosives

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2007-11-13

    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.

  17. Infrared microscope inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1985-02-26

    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.

  18. Infrared microscope inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1985-02-26

    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.

  19. Autonomous inverted helicopter flight via reinforcement learning

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    Autonomous inverted helicopter flight via reinforcement learning Andrew Y. Ng 1 , Adam Coates 1 Computer Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2 Whirled Air Helicopters, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Abstract. Helicopters have highly stochastic, nonlinear, dynamics, and autonomous helicopter

  20. Parameterized Maneuver Learning for Autonomous Helicopter Flight

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    O'Brien, James F.

    Parameterized Maneuver Learning for Autonomous Helicopter Flight Jie Tang, Arjun Singh, Nimbus aerobatic maneuvers by our autonomous helicopter. I. INTRODUCTION Trajectory following is a fundamental probabilistic model that enabled them to extract an expert helicopter pilot's intended trajectory from multiple

  1. Autonomous inverted helicopter flight via reinforcement learning

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Thrun, Sebastian

    Autonomous inverted helicopter flight via reinforcement learning Andrew Y. Ng1 , Adam Coates1 Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2 Whirled Air Helicopters, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Abstract. Helicopters have highly stochastic, nonlinear, dynamics, and autonomous helicopter

  2. Issues in autonomous mobile sensor networks 

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    Dharne, Avinash Gopal

    2009-05-15

    Autonomous mobile sensor networks consist of a number of autonomous mobile robots equipped with various sensors and tasked with a common mission. This thesis considers the topology control of such an ad hoc mobile sensor ...

  3. Adaptive sampling in autonomous marine sensor networks

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    Eickstedt, Donald Patrick

    2006-01-01

    In this thesis, an innovative architecture for real-time adaptive and cooperative control of autonomous sensor platforms in a marine sensor network is described in the context of the autonomous oceanographic network scenario. ...

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

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    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 of a prototype autonomous (computer controlled) mobile buoy (A-M-B) to monitor coastal and lagoon areas

  5. Defense from a distance ORNL robotics sensors detect underwater

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    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

  6. Batoid Fishes: Inspiration for the Next Generation of Underwater Robots

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    Fish, Frank

    P A P E R Batoid Fishes: Inspiration for the Next Generation of Underwater Robots A U T H O R S Keith W. Moored Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton University Frank E. Fish and control authority. Batoid fishes, including the manta ray, Manta birostris, the cownose ray, Rhinoptera

  7. SDRT: A Reliable Data Transport Protocol for Underwater Sensor Networks

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    Cui, Jun-Hong

    activities such as scientific exploration and commercial exploitation, underwater sensor networks empower us networks, for mission critical applications, reliable data transport is demanded in under- water sensor channels is limited and depends on both transmission range and frequency [8], [24], [5], [6]. According

  8. An Underwater Robotic Network for Monitoring Nuclear Waste Storage Pools

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    Murawski, Andrzej

    , there are 19 nuclear power plants generating electricity for civilian use and 25 old power plants associated with nuclear power is the genera- tion of radioactive waste which must be managed and stored overAn Underwater Robotic Network for Monitoring Nuclear Waste Storage Pools Sarfraz Nawaz1 , Muzammil

  9. INTRODUCTION Many fishes inhabit complex underwater environments and

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Flammang, Brooke

    3084 INTRODUCTION Many fishes inhabit complex underwater environments and navigating through detection for fishes inhabiting complex littoral environments (Coombs and Van Netten, 2005; Stewart et al (Vinyard and O'Brien, 1976). In low-light or dark conditions, fish may rely more heavily on sensory input

  10. MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL LAYER FOR UNDERWATER SENSOR NETWORKS*

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    Chen, Min

    sensor networks, energy-efficient reliable MAC protocol, and slotted FAMA MAC protocol and low1 CHAPTER 1 MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL LAYER FOR UNDERWATER SENSOR NETWORKS* Yanping Zhang* , Yang Xiao of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0290 USA E-mail: yangxiao@ieee.org + Dept. of Electrical and Computer

  11. SRIRAM: A scalable autonomic mesh

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    Shaikh, Anees

    SRIRAM: A scalable resilient autonomic mesh by D. C. Verma S. Sahu S. Calo A. Shaikh I. Chang A the highly scalable dis­ tributed architecture SRIRAM (Scalable Replication Infrastructure using Resilient. The basic idea behind SRIRAM is that several computers are avail­ able at any given time on the network

  12. SRIRAM: A scalable autonomic mesh

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    Shaikh, Anees

    SRIRAM: A scalable resilient autonomic mesh by D. C. Verma S. Sahu S. Calo A. Shaikh I. Chang A the highly scalable dis- tributed architecture SRIRAM (Scalable Replication Infrastructure using Resilient. The basic idea behind SRIRAM is that several computers are avail- able at any given time on the network

  13. An Autonomous Reliabilit Cloud Comput

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    An Autonomous Reliabilit Ami Cloud Comput Department of Computing and Informa Abstract--Cloud computing paradigm allo based access to computing and storages s Internet. Since with advances of Cloud. Keywords- Cloud computing; SLA negotiat I. INTRODUCTION Cloud computing has transferred the services

  14. Computing architecture for autonomous microgrids

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Goldsmith, Steven Y.

    2015-09-29

    A computing architecture that facilitates autonomously controlling operations of a microgrid is described herein. A microgrid network includes numerous computing devices that execute intelligent agents, each of which is assigned to a particular entity (load, source, storage device, or switch) in the microgrid. The intelligent agents can execute in accordance with predefined protocols to collectively perform computations that facilitate uninterrupted control of the microgrid.

  15. Pellet inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wilks, Robert S. (Plum Borough, PA); Taleff, Alexander (Churchill Borough, PA); Sturges, Jr., Robert H. (Plum Borough, PA)

    1982-01-01

    Apparatus for inspecting nuclear fuel pellets in a sealed container for diameter, flaws, length and weight. The apparatus includes, in an array, a pellet pick-up station, four pellet inspection stations and a pellet sorting station. The pellets are delivered one at a time to the pick-up station by a vibrating bowl through a vibrating linear conveyor. Grippers each associated with a successive pair of the stations are reciprocable together to pick up a pellet at the upstream station of each pair and to deposit the pellet at the corresponding downstream station. The gripper jaws are opened selectively depending on the state of the pellets at the stations and the particular cycle in which the apparatus is operating. Inspection for diameter, flaws and length is effected in each case by a laser beam projected on the pellets by a precise optical system while each pellet is rotated by rollers. Each laser and its optical system are mounted in a container which is free standing on a precise surface and is provided with locating buttons which engage locating holes in the surface so that each laser and its optical system is precisely set. The roller stands are likewise free standing and are similarly precisely positioned. The diameter optical system projects a thin beam of light which scans across the top of each pellet and is projected on a diode array. The fl GOVERNMENT CONTRACT CLAUSE The invention herein described was made in the course of or under a contract or subcontract thereunder with the Department of Energy bearing No. EY-67-14-C-2170.

  16. Acoustic inspection device

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Diaz, Aaron A.; Burghard, Brion J.; Skorpik, James R.; Pappas, Richard A.; Mullen, O. Dennis; Samuel, Todd J.; Reid, Larry D.; Harris, Joe C.; Valencia, Juan D.; Smalley, Jonathan T.; Shepard, Chester L.; Taylor, Theodore T.

    2005-09-06

    An ultrasound inspection apparatus particularly adapted to examine containers (sealed or unsealed) containing a liquid or solid bulk material. The apparatus has an overall configuration of a hand held pistol with a front transducer contact surface that is positioned against a front wall of the container. An ultrasound pulse is transmitted from the apparatus to be reflected from a back wall of a container being investigated. The received echo pulse is converted to a digital waveform. The waveform is analyzed relative to temperature, travel distance of the pulse(s), and time of travel to ascertain characteristics of the liquid or other materials and to provide identification of the same.

  17. Ceramic inspection system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Werve, Michael E. (Modesto, CA)

    2006-05-16

    A system for inspecting a ceramic component. The ceramic component is positioned on a first rotary table. The first rotary table rotates the ceramic component. Light is directed toward the first rotary table and the rotating ceramic component. A detector is located on a second rotary table. The second rotary table is operably connected to the first rotary table and the rotating ceramic component. The second rotary table is used to move the detector at an angle to the first rotary table and the rotating ceramic component.

  18. SUMMARY INSPECTION REPORT

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterestedReplacement-2-AA-1 SECTION JSTEM-ing the Tide STEM-ing theSUMMARY INSPECTION

  19. WILEY WCMC SPECIAL ISSUE ON UNDERWATER SENSOR NETWORKS (INVITED) 1 Prospects and Problems of Wireless Communication for Underwater

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    Cui, Jun-Hong

    ISSUE ON UNDERWATER SENSOR NETWORKS (INVITED) 2 Abstract This paper reviews the physical fundamentals) based on the fundamental first principles of physics and engineering practice. The discussions Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, (email: lanbo@engr.uconn.edu). S. Zhou

  20. Columbia University Hazardous Waste Room Inspection Report

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    Jia, Songtao

    Storage Area Hazardous Waste Room Inspection Report Location: Bldg. Room: Date: Inspected ByColumbia University Hazardous Waste Room Inspection Report Flammable Storage Area Lack Pack always closed while holding hazardous wastes? Comment: 12. Are containers labeled? Date

  1. Device for inspecting vessel surfaces

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Appel, D. Keith (Aiken, SC)

    1995-01-01

    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.

  2. Thermographic inspection of massive structures

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Renshaw, Jeremy B.; Guimaraes, Maria; Scott, David B.

    2014-02-18

    Nondestructive Evaluation of concrete structures is a growing concern for the nuclear industry as well as for many other industries. As critical concrete components continue to age, the ability to assess the health and suitability for continued service has become a key consideration. In some cases, repair of these structures is difficult and expensive, while replacement is prohibitively expensive or, in some cases, not feasible. Therefore, the ability to inspect these key assets is a primary concern, especially in the nuclear industry. Due to the large size of containment buildings, cooling towers, and other large concrete assets, the ability to rapidly inspect for defects of concern is very desirable. Thermographic inspection appears to have the required ability to rapidly inspect large structures to ascertain the location and size of many of the defects of concern. This ability was demonstrated by performing a thermographic inspection of a large concrete dam in 2 days.

  3. Ultrasonic inspection and deployment apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1984-01-01

    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.

  4. Security enhanced with increased vehicle inspections

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

    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...

  5. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - August 2005...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    August 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - August 2005 August 2005 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Pantex Site Office and the Pantex Plant This report...

  6. Waste Treatment Facility Passes Federal Inspection, Completes...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Waste Treatment Facility Passes Federal Inspection, Completes Final Milestone, Begins Startup Waste Treatment Facility Passes Federal Inspection, Completes Final Milestone, Begins...

  7. An Underwater Communication and Sensing Testbed in Marina del Rey Andrew Goodney, Young H. Cho, John Heidemann, John Wroclawski

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Heidemann, John

    underwater events such as oil spills, volcanic activity, and the like, more people are seeking innovative research progress. TESTBED DESIGN To deploy our testbed in the underwater environment, we have rented five

  8. Computerization of an Autonomous Mobile Buoy Adam Stuart Outlaw

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    Computerization of an Autonomous Mobile Buoy by Adam Stuart Outlaw Bachelor of Science Ocean Computerization of an Autonomous Mobile Buoy by Adam Stuart Outlaw _____________________________________ Stephen L Abstract Title: Computerization of an Autonomous Mobile Buoy Author: Adam Stuart Outlaw Major Advisor

  9. A cloud-assisted design for autonomous driving

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Suresh Kumar, Swarun

    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 ...

  10. F Reactor Inspection

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    Grindstaff, Keith; Hathaway, Boyd; Wilson, Mike

    2014-11-24

    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."

  11. F Reactor Inspection

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Grindstaff, Keith; Hathaway, Boyd; Wilson, Mike

    2014-10-29

    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."

  12. 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...

  13. 15-Passenger Van Inspection Checklist

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    in your pocket. Check all fluid levels Oil Radiator (when engine is cool) Windshield wiper fluid Inspect under the influence of Alcohol Illegal drugs prescribed or OTC medication that impair your ability

  14. Multirobot inspection of industrial machinery

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    Correll, Nikolaus

    Inspection of aircraft and power generation machinery using a swarm of miniature robots is a promising application both from an intellectual and a commercial perspective. Our research is motivated by a case study concerned ...

  15. Agile Maneuvering for Fin-Actuated Underwater Vehicles Kristi A. Morgansen, Timothy M. La Fond, and Jennifer X. Zhang

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    -stepped. Here we will explore the agile maneuverability of a fish-like underwater vehicle. Specifically, we

  16. Grantee Checklist for the Inspection & Monitoring Requirement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  17. Autonomous Robotic Sensing Experiments at San Joaquin River

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2006-01-01

    Autonomous Robotic Sensing Experiments at San Joaquin Riverof an autonomous, high-resolution robotic spatial mapping ofinsights for similar robotic investigations in aquatic

  18. Autonomous Robotic Sensing Experiments at San Joaquin River

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2007-01-01

    2007 FrE12.5 Autonomous Robotic Sensing Experiments at Sanan autonomous, high resolution robotic spatial map- ping ofinsights for similar robotic investigations in aquatic

  19. Compressed Sensing Environmental Mapping by an Autonomous Robot

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2015-01-01

    Mapping by an Autonomous Robot M. Horning ? , M. Lin ? , S.sens- ing for autonomous robots performing environmentalrequirements. A prototype robot sends data collected over

  20. Princeton -Weekly Bulletin 06/14/04 -Grants fund research on underwater vehicles, high-tech materials June 14, 2004

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    Princeton - Weekly Bulletin 06/14/04 - Grants fund research on underwater vehicles, high-tech research on underwater vehicles, high- tech materials By Steven Schultz Princeton NJ -- University mobile unmanned networks of underwater sensors and to develop new high-tech materials. The Department

  1. Autonomous Helicopter Aerobatics through Apprenticeship Learning

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    Abbeel, Pieter

    Autonomous Helicopter Aerobatics through Apprenticeship Learning Pieter Abbeel1 , Adam Coates2 and Andrew Y. Ng2 Abstract Autonomous helicopter flight is widely regarded to be a highly challenging control problem. Despite this fact, human experts can reliably fly helicopters through a wide range of maneuvers

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

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    Reichmuth, Colleen

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

  3. Underwater adhesion of abalone: The role of van der Waals and capillary forces

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    Meyers, Marc A.

    Underwater adhesion of abalone: The role of van der Waals and capillary forces A.Y.M. Lin d,*, R reserved. Keywords: Abalone foot; Underwater adhesion; Van der Waals forces 1. Introduction Numerous and capillary forces gen- erated by nanoscaled fibrils on their feet [1­4]. Addition- ally, similar adhesive

  4. Three-dimensional and two-dimensional deployment analysis for underwater acoustic sensor networks q

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    Pompili, Dario

    Three-dimensional and two-dimensional deployment analysis for underwater acoustic sensor networks q t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 8 October 2007 Received in revised form 11 February 2008 Accepted 23 July 2008 Available online 7 August 2008 Keywords: Underwater acoustic sensor networks

  5. The efficiency of reverse engineering in the design of the ORCA XI autonomous underwater vehicle by Rachel E. Sharples.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sharples, Rachel E

    2010-01-01

    Reverse engineering is the process of determining how a system works to aid duplication, maintenance, or redesign. Applications of reverse engineering include mechanical, electrical, software, and process systems. Although ...

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Alvarez, Pedro J.

    , and oceanography in deep water of the Straits of Florida Mark Grasmueck,1 Gregor P. Eberli,1 David A. Viggiano,1 distribution, morphology, and oceanography in deep water of the Straits of Florida, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L et al., 1990; Paull et al., 2000; Reed et al., 2006] document an abundance of mound- forming deep-water

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

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    Valkovic, V.; Sudac, D.; Obhodas, J.; Matika, D.; Kollar, R.; Nad, K.; Orlic, Z.

    2011-07-01

    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)

  8. Autonomous navigation system and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2009-09-08

    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.

  9. Autonomous Demand Response for Primary Frequency Regulation

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    Donnelly, Matt; Trudnowski, Daniel J.; Mattix, S.; Dagle, Jeffery E.

    2012-02-28

    The research documented within this report examines the use of autonomous demand response to provide primary frequency response in an interconnected power grid. The work builds on previous studies in several key areas: it uses a large realistic model (i.e., the interconnection of the western United States and Canada); it establishes a set of metrics that can be used to assess the effectiveness of autonomous demand response; and it independently adjusts various parameters associated with using autonomous demand response to assess effectiveness and to examine possible threats or vulnerabilities associated with the technology.

  10. Neutron Interrogation System For Underwater Threat Detection And Identification

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    Barzilov, Alexander P.; Novikov, Ivan S.; Womble, Phil C.

    2009-03-10

    Wartime and terrorist activities, training and munitions testing, dumping and accidents have generated significant munitions contamination in the coastal and inland waters in the United States and abroad. Although current methods provide information about the existence of the anomaly (for instance, metal objects) in the sea bottom, they fail to identify the nature of the found objects. Field experience indicates that often in excess of 90% of objects excavated during the course of munitions clean up are found to be non-hazardous items (false alarm). The technology to detect and identify waterborne or underwater threats is also vital for protection of critical infrastructures (ports, dams, locks, refineries, and LNG/LPG). We are proposing a compact neutron interrogation system, which will be used to confirm possible threats by determining the chemical composition of the suspicious underwater object. The system consists of an electronic d-T 14-MeV neutron generator, a gamma detector to detect the gamma signal from the irradiated object and a data acquisition system. The detected signal then is analyzed to quantify the chemical elements of interest and to identify explosives or chemical warfare agents.

  11. Underwater Coatings Testing for INEEL Fuel Basin Applications

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    Julia L. Tripp

    2004-01-01

    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 55 F to 80 F dependent on the pool and the season. These tests were done at room temperature.

  12. Guided acoustic wave inspection system

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    Chinn, Diane J.

    2004-10-05

    A system for inspecting a conduit for undesirable characteristics. A transducer system induces guided acoustic waves onto said conduit. The transducer system detects the undesirable characteristics of the conduit by receiving guided acoustic waves that contain information about the undesirable characteristics. The conduit has at least two sides and the transducer system utilizes flexural modes of propagation to provide inspection using access from only the one side of the conduit. Cracking is detected with pulse-echo testing using one transducer to both send and receive the guided acoustic waves. Thinning is detected in through-transmission testing where one transducer sends and another transducer receives the guided acoustic waves.

  13. Human inspiration for autonomous vehicle tactics

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    Beaton, Jonathan Scott

    2006-01-01

    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 ...

  14. Autonomous thruster failure recovery for underactuated spacecraft

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    Pong, Christopher Masaru

    2010-01-01

    Thruster failures historically account for a large percentage of failures that have occurred on orbit. Therefore, autonomous thruster failure detection, isolation, and recovery (FDIR) is an essential component to any robust ...

  15. Towards Autonomic Processes and Services Schahram Dustdar

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    Towards Autonomic Processes and Services Schahram Dustdar Distributed Systems Group Institute "service- oriented". For example, telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, logistics, just composition and business process design and management relevant at all? Why is it not enough to use workflow

  16. Autonomous aerobatic maneuvering of miniature helicopters

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    Gavrilets, Vladislav, 1975-

    2003-01-01

    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 ...

  17. Autonomic html interface generator for web applications

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    Bassil, Youssef; 10.5121/ijwest.2012.3104

    2012-01-01

    Recent advances in computing systems have led to a new digital era in which every area of life is nearly interrelated with information technology. However, with the trend towards large-scale IT systems, a new challenge has emerged. The complexity of IT systems is becoming an obstacle that hampers the manageability, operability, and maintainability of modern computing infrastructures. Autonomic computing popped up to provide an answer to these ever-growing pitfalls. Fundamentally, autonomic systems are self-configuring, self-healing, self-optimizing, and self-protecting; hence, they can automate all complex IT processes without human intervention. This paper proposes an autonomic HTML web-interface generator based on XML Schema and Style Sheet specifications for self-configuring graphical user interfaces of web applications. The goal of this autonomic generator is to automate the process of customizing GUI web-interfaces according to the ever-changing business rules, policies, and operating environment with th...

  18. A flexible design framework for autonomous mowing

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    Kraft, Justin (Justin A.)

    2011-01-01

    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 ...

  19. Piping inspection carriage having axially displaceable sensor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1994-01-01

    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.

  20. Piping inspection carriage having axially displaceable sensor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, W.T.; Treanor, R.C.

    1994-12-06

    A pipe inspection instrument carriage is described 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. 4 figures.

  1. Robotic Welding and Inspection System

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    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

    2008-06-01

    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.

  2. Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site- September 2006

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health and Emergency Management Programs at the Hanford Site Waste Stabilization and Disposition Project

  3. An Integrated Framework for Planning and Control of Semi-Autonomous Vehicles

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gray, Andrew Jacob

    2013-01-01

    controller for autonomous uav guidance. 2005. [67] T.horizon control for autonomous uav guidance. AIAA Journal ofcontroller for autonomous uav guidance. Portland, Oregon,

  4. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS, VOL. 28, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2012 223 On Optimizing Autonomous Pipeline Inspection

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Li, Xin "Shane"

    and dam- ages, which can cause great waste of resource, environmental pollution, and many other accidence buried/hided underground or into walls. Hiding pipelines' presence from the surround- Manuscript received

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hoff, William A.

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

  6. 13.49 Maneuvering and Control of Surface and Underwater Vehicles, Fall 2000

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    Triantafyllou, Michael S.

    Maneuvering motions of surface and underwater vehicles. Derivation of equations of motion, hydrodynamic coefficients. Memory effects. Linear and nonlinear forms of the equations of motion. Control surfaces modeling and ...

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Owens, Dylan

    2009-01-01

    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 ...

  8. Fish swimming optimization and exploiting multi-body hydrodynamic interactions for underwater navigation

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    Maertens, Audrey (Audrey Paulette Solange)

    2015-01-01

    When walking, driving or riding a bicycle, we mostly rely on vision to avoid obstacles and evaluate optimal paths. Underwater, vision is usually limited, but flow structures resulting from the hydrodynamic interactions ...

  9. Development of a porous piezoresistive material and its applications to underwater pressure sensors and tactile sensors

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    Woo, Mun Ee

    2013-01-01

    MEMS (Microelectromechanical System) pressure sensor arrays are gaining attention in the field of underwater navigation because they are seen as alternatives to current sonar and vision-based systems that fail to navigate ...

  10. Diver-based control of a tethered unmanned underwater vehicle Andrew Speers and Michael Jenkin

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    Jenkin, Michael R. M.

    Diver-based control of a tethered unmanned underwater vehicle Andrew Speers and Michael Jenkin Computer Science and Engineering, York University, Toronto, Canada {speers,jenkin}@cse.yorku.ca Keywords

  11. 13.49 Maneuvering and Control of Surface and Underwater Vehicles, Fall 2004

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Triantafyllou, Michael S.

    Maneuvering motions of surface and underwater vehicles. Derivation of equations of motion, hydrodynamic coefficients. Memory effects. Linear and nonlinear forms of the equations of motion. Control surfaces modeling and ...

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

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    Laun, Alexander Walter, Ensign

    2013-01-01

    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. ...

  13. Underwater Propulsion at Intermediate Re: Comparative Analyses of a Marine Pteropod and a Freshwater Cladoceran

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Underwater Propulsion at Intermediate Re: Comparative Analyses of a Marine Pteropod of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University Introduction Results: Flow Fields Objective Methods. Pteropods stroke flexible wings in a complicated pattern to swim with a smoother, more fluid motion. Goal

  14. Evaluation of vector sensors for adaptive equalization in underwater acoustic communication

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    Lewis, Matthew Robert, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01

    Underwater acoustic communication is an extremely complex field that faces many challenges due to the time-varying nature of the ocean environment. Vector sensors are a proven technology that when utilizing their directional ...

  15. Greedy Path Planning for Maximizing Value of Information in Underwater Sensor Networks

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Turgut, Damla

    heritage sites, environmental monitoring (for oil spills or carbon dioxide leaks) and studies of marine to the transmission properties in the underwater environment. Radio waves propagate only for short distances under

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

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    Guillermo, Ricardo

    1982-01-01

    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 ...

  17. Results of the first two seasons of underwater surveys at Episkopi Bay and Akrotiri, Cyprus 

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    Leidwanger, Justin Ryan

    2009-05-15

    During the summers of 2003 and 2004, a small team of graduate students initiated an underwater archaeological survey off the coast of Cyprus as part of the University of Cincinnati excavations at Episkopi-Bamboula. With ...

  18. Oil/gas collector/separator for underwater oil leaks

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Henning, Carl D. (Livermore, CA)

    1993-01-01

    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.

  19. Apparatus for inspecting fuel elements

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1984-12-21

    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.

  20. ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM - 2011

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    West, B.; Waltz, R.

    2012-06-21

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site (SRS) separations and vitrification processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 2011 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 2011 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-2011-00026, HLW Tank Farm Inspection Plan for 2011, were completed. Ultrasonic measurements (UT) performed in 2011 met the requirements of C-ESR-G-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 25, 26 and 34 and the findings are documented in SRNL-STI-2011-00495, Tank Inspection NDE Results for Fiscal Year 2011, Waste Tanks 25, 26, 34 and 41. A total of 5813 photographs were made and 835 visual and video inspections were performed during 2011. A potential leaksite was discovered at Tank 4 during routine annual inspections performed in 2011. The new crack, which is above the allowable fill level, resulted in no release to the environment or tank annulus. The location of the crack is documented in C-ESR-G-00003, SRS High Level Waste Tank Leaksite Information, Rev.6.

  1. Good Experimental Methodologies and Simulation in Autonomous Mobile Robotics

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    Amigoni, Francesco

    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

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

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    Terzopoulos, Demetri

    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

  3. Lane Localization for Autonomous Model Cars Lukas Maischak

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    Ziegler, Günter M.

    Lane Localization for Autonomous Model Cars Lukas Maischak B-14-03 July 2014 FACHBEREICH MATHEMATIK Introduction 5 2 The Platform 7 2.1 Hardware of autonomous, "self- driving" cars. Imagine that car accidents caused by human error

  4. Experiments in Competence Acquisition for Autonomous Mobile Robots 

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    Nehmzow, Ulrich

    This thesis addresses the problem of intelligent control of autonomous mobile robots, particularly under circumstances unforeseen by the designer.As the range of applications for autonomous robots widens and increasingly ...

  5. Central insulin and leptin-mediated autonomic control of glucose

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    Abraham, Nader G.

    discusses the neuronal crosstalk between the hypothalamus, autonomic nervous system, and tis- sues evidence suggests that the hypothalamus in particular influences autonomic systems controlling pan- creatic contributing to peripheral glucose homeostasis Both the hypothalamus and brainstem play a role

  6. Fast shadow detection for urban autonomous driving applications

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    Park, Sooho

    This paper presents shadow detection methods for vision-based autonomous driving in an urban environment. Shadows misclassified as objects create problems in autonomous driving applications. Real-time efficient algorithms ...

  7. Implementation of GPS based trajectory control of an autonomous sailboat

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    Wirekoh, Jackson O

    2013-01-01

    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 ...

  8. Multiserver queueing in supervisory control of autonomous unmanned vehicles

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    Professor Kristi Morgansen Aeronautics & Astronautics Widespread adoption of unmanned aerial vehicles hasMultiserver queueing in supervisory control of autonomous unmanned vehicles Nathan D. Powel control of autonomous unmanned vehicles Nathan D. Powel Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Associate

  9. Autonomous Demand Response in Heterogeneous Smart Grid Topologies

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    Mohsenian-Rad, Hamed

    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

  10. Remote controlling an autonomous car with an iPhone

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    Rojas, Raúl

    Remote controlling an autonomous car with an iPhone Miao Wang, Tinosch Ganjineh B-10-02 March 2010 #12;Remote controlling an autonomous car with an iPhone Miao Wang, Tinosch Ganjineh Free University" is a com- pletely autonomous car developed by the Free University of Berlin which is capable of unmanned

  11. AUTOMATED LANDING SITE EVALUATION FOR SEMI-AUTONOMOUS

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    Kochersberger, Kevin

    AUTOMATED LANDING SITE EVALUATION FOR SEMI-AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES Dylan Klomparens for a vertical-takeoff-and- landing (VTOL) semi-autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from point cloud data Evaluation © 2008, Dylan Klomparens #12;AUTOMATED LANDING SITE EVALUATION FOR SEMI-AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED AERIAL

  12. System for inspection of stacked cargo containers

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Derenzo, Stephen (Pinole, CA)

    2011-08-16

    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.

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0735 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCEPueblo,Inspection6 Inspection5 Inspection

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0754 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCEPueblo,Inspection6 Inspection54 Inspection

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0756 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCEPueblo,Inspection6 Inspection54 Inspection56

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0759 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCEPueblo,Inspection6 Inspection549 Inspection

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0401 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergy HeadquartersFuelBConservationEnergy InnovativeInspection3 Inspection401 Inspection

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0464 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergy HeadquartersFuelBConservationEnergy InnovativeInspection3 Inspection401442Inspection

  19. Inspection Report: IG-0482 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergy HeadquartersFuelBConservationEnergy InnovativeInspection372 InspectionInspection

  20. Inspection Report: IG-0534 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergy HeadquartersFuelBConservationEnergy InnovativeInspection372Inspection34 Inspection

  1. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Emergency Management at the Sandia Site Office and Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, Volume III This report provides the results of an independent oversight inspection of...

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

  3. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

  4. 8/25/08 8:13 AMLung provides breathing room underwater -The Boston Globe Page 1 of 1http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2008/08/25/lung_provides_breathing_room_underwater?mode=PF

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Flynn, Morris R.

    ://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2008/08/25/lung_provides_breathing_room_underwater?mode=PF THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING Lung provides breathing room underwater By Michelle Sipics, Globe Correspondent | August 25, 2008 bucket. "I accidentally caught a backswimmer while I was lunging for a water strider," recalled

  5. Combinatory Logic For Autonomous Molecular Computation

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    MacLennan, Bruce

    Combinatory Logic For Autonomous Molecular Computation Bruce J. MacLennan Department of Computer to na- nostructure synthesis and control through molecular combinatory computing. Combinatory computing is based on simple network (graph) substitution opera- tions, deriving from combinatory logic [2], which

  6. Autonomous Helicopter Formation using Model Predictive Control

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    Sastry, S. Shankar

    Autonomous Helicopter Formation using Model Predictive Control Hoam Chung and S. Shankar Sastry for teams of helicopters. However, the potential for accidents is greatly increased when helicopter teams to the problem of helicopter formations comprised of heterogenous vehicles. The disturbance attenuation property

  7. www.postersession.com Autonomous Mobile Buoy

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    printed by www.postersession.com Autonomous Mobile Buoy Department of Marine and Environmental. Stephen Wood, P.E. A new type of surface vehicle/buoy is needed for marine biological studies, physical grade aluminum) has a fundamental concept based on the NOMAD buoy. The vehicle is designed

  8. Autonomous Organization-Based Adaptive Information Systems

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    Deloach, Scott A.

    Autonomous Organization-Based Adaptive Information Systems Eric Matson Department of ComputerLoach Multi-agent and Cooperative Robotics Lab Department of Computing and Information Sciences, Kansas State of battle, a continual flow of information is necessary to achieve information superiority. The required

  9. Assembling Composite Web Services from Autonomous Components

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    Honavar, Vasant

    Assembling Composite Web Services from Autonomous Components Jyotishman PATHAK, Samik BASU, sbasu, honavar}@cs.iastate.edu Abstract. Web services are fast emerging as the technology of choice to an iterative and incremental technique for modeling composite Web services proposed by the authors. Keywords

  10. Robotany : autonomous vehicles that care for houseplants

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    Cinnamon, Sara Elizabeth, 1979-

    2004-01-01

    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 ...

  11. Control algorithms for autonomous robot navigation

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    Jorgensen, C.C.

    1985-09-20

    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.

  12. SNORKEL PRO-66 DAILY INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

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    Gelfond, Michael

    (installation, condition) 6 Battery terminals Visually inspect ( corrosion) 7 Battery fluid level Check fluid Oil leaks Visually inspect (hoses, tubes, fittings) 10 Tires Visually inspect (condition) 11 Bolts) 13 Guard rails Visually inspect condition 14 Platform gravity gate Visually inspect (operation) 15

  13. UWIT: Underwater Image Toolbox for Optical Image Processing and Mosaicking in MATLAB Ryan Eustice, Oscar Pizarro, Hanumant Singh, Jonathan Howland

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    Eustice, Ryan

    adaptive histogram specification (CLAHS) to deal with the inherent nonuniform lighting in underwater-footprint, overlapping images. The propagation of visible light underwater suffers from rapid at- tenuation and scattering, which in combination with a limited camera-to-light separation available on most vehicle

  14. Identifying Optimal Locations and Evaluating Storage Potential for Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage in the Gulf of Maine

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Identifying Optimal Locations and Evaluating Storage Potential for Underwater Compressed Air Energy.D. Student Dr. Jon McGowan, Professor Advisor Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage (UW-CAES) has proven Storage in the Gulf of Maine Gabriel E. Colón Reyes, REU Undergraduate Student Carson Pete, IGERT, Ph

  15. Tool Support for Distributed Inspection Filippo Lanubile

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    Lanubile, Filippo

    as early as possible in the software life cycle. Even if software inspections are considered a "best to minimize synchronous activities and coordination problems, and a lightweight architecture to maximize easy from open-source software projects, we present a tool, called the Internet- Based Inspection System

  16. Efficient Bayesian sampling inspection for industrial processes

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    Little, John

    Efficient Bayesian sampling inspection for industrial processes based on transformed spatio of complex industrial systems subject to degradation effects, such as corrosion, is important for safety, inspection, Bayesian, minima. 1 #12;1 Introduction Many large industrial systems including pipes, vessels

  17. Annual Radioactive Waste Tank Inspection Program - 1998

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    McNatt, F.G.

    1999-10-27

    Aqueous radioactive wastes from Savannah River Site separations processes are contained in large underground carbon steel tanks. Inspections made during 1998 to evaluate these vessels and auxiliary appurtenances, along with evaluations based on data accrued by inspections performed since the tanks were constructed, are the subject of this report.

  18. Wireless Roadside Inspection Proof of Concept Test

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    Pennycook, Steve

    Wireless Roadside Inspection Proof of Concept Test Final Report Rev 1.5 May 2007 #12;FOREWORD This study focuses on the ability of a Universal Wireless Inspection System to collect driver, vehicle, and carrier information; format a Safety Data Message Set from this information; and wirelessly transmit

  19. SUBPART H INSPECTION MANUAL Radionuclide NESHAPS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    , and dispose of radioactive wastes. These facilities contain significant amounts of radioactive material.1.2 Compliance with the Standard 5 1.1.3 Estimated Releases and Reporting 13 1.1.4 Quality Assurance Practices 16 ­ Additional Questions and Answers 65 Appendix D: Example Inspection Report Format and Example Inspection

  20. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1998-01-01

    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.

  1. ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM 2009

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    West, B.; Waltz, R.

    2010-06-21

    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.

  2. Request for Investigation or Inspection of Safety or Classified...

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    Request for Investigation or Inspection of Safety or Classified Information Security Violations Request for Investigation or Inspection of Safety or Classified Information Security...

  3. Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings...

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

    Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle...

  4. RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) inspection manual. Final report

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    Not Available

    1988-04-22

    The RCRA Inspection Manual is intended to assist RCRA field inspectors in their performance of Compliance Evaluation Inspections of RCRA generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. Included in the document are inspection procedures for both interim status and permitted facilities. The guidance also provides inspection checklists to aid the inspectors in their review of facility compliance. The Manual will assist RCRA inspectors and enforcement personnel to: conduct RCRA inspections efficiently and professionally, to determine facility compliance with RCRA regulations, adequately prepare for and conduct inspections at RCRA generators, transporters and TSD's, review facility permits for inspection of permitted facilities, and prepare quality inspection reports.

  5. 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...

  6. UF{sub 6} cylinder inspections at PGDP

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

    1991-12-31

    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.

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

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

    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,...

  8. The classical mechanics of autonomous microscopic engines

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    Lukas Gilz; Eike P. Thesing; James R. Anglin

    2015-09-08

    Even microscopic engines have hitherto been defined to require macroscopic elements such as heat reservoirs, but here we observe that what makes engines useful is energy transfer across a large ratio of dynamical time scales ("downconversion"), and that small, closed dynamical systems which could perform steady downconversion ("Hamiltonian daemons") would fulfill the practical requirements of autonomous microscopic engines. We show that such daemons are possible, and obey mechanical constraints comparable to, but different from, the laws of thermodynamics.

  9. ANNUAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK INSPECTION PROGRAM 2010

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    West, B.; Waltz, R.

    2011-06-23

    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.

  10. Developments advance subsea pipelaying, inspection, repair

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    1997-09-15

    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.

  11. Elastic parabolic equation solutions for underwater acoustic problems using seismic sources

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    between elastic and acoustic waves, current elastic parabolic equation solutions must be modified to allowElastic parabolic equation solutions for underwater acoustic problems using seismic sources Scott D acoustic field is consistent with benchmark solu- tions. A shear wave self-starter is implemented and shown

  12. One Fish, Two Fish, Butterfish, Trumpeter: Recognizing Fish in Underwater Video

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    Mori, Greg

    One Fish, Two Fish, Butterfish, Trumpeter: Recognizing Fish in Underwater Video Andrew Rova Simon template object recognition method for classifying fish species in un- derwater video. This method can be a component of a system that automatically identifies fish by species, im- proving upon previous works which

  13. Understanding fish behavior during typhoon events in real-life underwater environments

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    Fisher, Bob

    Understanding fish behavior during typhoon events in real-life underwater environments Concetto · Fang-Pang Lin · Daniela Giordano · Lynda Hardman · Robert B. Fisher Abstract The study of fish inevitably influenced the behavior of the fish under observation. Recent projects involving the installation

  14. 20 -Vol. 41, No. 1, April 2013 Acoustics Australia INVESTIGATION OF UNDERWATER ACOUSTIC

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    underwater is between electromagnetic waves (e.g. light or radio) or sound waves. Light and radio waves transmission is required over longer distances through water, sound waves are the only viable wireless option communication signals under the influence of surface waves and transmitter-receiver motion were investigated

  15. Bit Error Rate, Power and Area Analysis of Multiple FPGA Implementations of Underwater FSK

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    Kastner, Ryan

    Beijing 100871, P.R.China country code: 086 liying~, zhangx~@ime.pku.edu.cn + University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA USA country code: 001 b1benson~ ,kastner~@cs.ucsd.edu ABSTRACT There has been an increasing interest in creating short-range, low data-rate underwater wireless sensor networks for scientific

  16. On the Effects of Node Density and Duty Cycle on Energy Efficiency in Underwater Networks

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    Stojanovic, Milica

    networks, with low or high traffic, call for the development of flexible networking solutions. Because in the design of underwater acoustic networks is energy efficiency, since the nodes are of- ten powered in [5], taking into account the relationship between distance, frequency, and transmission power [6

  17. International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating Nottingham, UK, September 2013 Underwater Microwave Ignition of

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Jerby, Eli

    nanoparticles to produce B2O3, CO, CO2 as in [14]. Underwater detonation, in particular nano-thermite, is likely system can turn into air-in-water foam by changing the air-water ratio [9]. Ignition of hydrophobic

  18. T-Lohi: A New Class of MAC Protocols for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks

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    Heidemann, John

    extensive simulation. The results show that the energy cost of packet transmission is within 3­9% of optimal energy-efficient design an important goal. While some researchers have suggested many underwater networks slow in Hawaiian). Besides being energy and throughput efficient, Tone Lohi (T-Lohi) provides flexible

  19. Underwater sinkhole sediments sequester Lake Huron's Stephen C. Nold Michael J. Bellecourt Scott T. Kendall

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    Underwater sinkhole sediments sequester Lake Huron's carbon Stephen C. Nold · Michael J. Bellecourt Lake Huron's submerged sinkhole habi- tats are impacted by high-conductivity groundwater that allows and inorganic carbon pools in Middle Island sinkhole, a *23 m deep feature influenced by both groundwater

  20. Bio-inspired MEMS Pressure and Flow Sensors for Underwater Navigation and Object Imaging "

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    Bio-inspired MEMS Pressure and Flow Sensors for Underwater Navigation and Object Imaging " MIT. - A. G. P. Kottapalli et. al., "Liquid crystal polymer membrane MEMS sensor for flow rate and flow for waterproofing. Fabrication Kayak Testing Commercial Sensors (Reference) MEMS Sensor When mounted on the side

  1. Long-term underwater camera surveillance for monitoring and analysis of fish populations

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Fisher, Bob

    Long-term underwater camera surveillance for monitoring and analysis of fish populations Bastiaan J software to detect and recognise fish species. This footage is processed on supercomput- ers, which allow using a web-interface that allows them to display counts of fish species in the camera footage. 1

  2. Team formation and steering algorithms for underwater gliders using acoustic communications q,qq

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pompili, Dario

    , which do not rely on underwater communications, using different ocean current models. Ó 2012 Elsevier B and temperature, fish migration, and phytoplankton growth for environmental and disaster monitoring (e.g., climate of coral reefs to cope with accelerating human impacts. Current solutions for ocean sampling rely

  3. VOL 60 NO 7 & 8 APRIL 2010 Monitoring Tsunamis through Underwater Communication

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    Harinarayana, T.

    VOL 60 NO 7 & 8 APRIL 2010 Monitoring Tsunamis through Underwater Communication Network A novel study reveals that tsunamis send electric signals through the ocean, which could be sensed by the vast the size of an electric field created by the force of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as it traveled over

  4. Tsunamis May Telegraph Their Presence Underwater Communication Network May Sense Tsunamis

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    Harinarayana, T.

    Tsunamis May Telegraph Their Presence Underwater Communication Network May Sense Tsunamis January 19, 2010 Tsunamis send electric signals through the ocean that appear to be sensed by the vast of an electric field created by the force of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as it traveled over major submarine

  5. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1998-06-23

    A flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus, comprises 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. 7 figs.

  6. A viable multivariable adaptive controller with application to autonomous helicopters

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    Krupadanam, Ashish Samuel, 1974-

    2001-01-01

    Autonomous helicopters carry out missions in inaccessible hazardous environments. Their performance capability in speed, maneuverability and trajectory tracking must be comparable, if not superior, to manned vehicles. ...

  7. "Thinking" Telescopes: An Autonomous Robotic Ecosystem for Persistent...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    "Thinking" Telescopes: An Autonomous Robotic Ecosystem for Persistent Monitoring and Real-Time Response Citation Details In-Document Search Title: "Thinking" Telescopes: An...

  8. Rocket Slated for Removal Following Inspections

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    LAS VEGAS – Nevada Field Office and U.S. Air Force staff conducted inspections of a partially-buried rocket located at a historic testing location on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) earlier this year.

  9. Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  10. Component with inspection-facilitating features

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    Marra, John J; Zombo, Paul J

    2014-02-11

    A turbine airfoil can be formed with features to facilitate measurement of its wall thickness. An outer wall of the airfoil can include an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface of the airfoil can have an outer inspection target surface, and the inner surface of the airfoil can have an inner inspection target surface. The inner and outer target surfaces can define substantially flat regions in surfaces that are otherwise highly contoured. The inner and outer inspection target surfaces can be substantially aligned with each other. The inner and outer target surfaces can be substantially parallel to each other. As a result of these arrangements, a highly accurate measurement of wall thickness can be obtained. In one embodiment, the outer inspection target surface can be defined by an innermost surface of a groove formed in the outer surface of the outer wall of the airfoil.

  11. HotEye® Steel Surface Inspection System

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A new inspection system, the HotEye® Rolled Steel Bar (RSB) System, has been developed and demonstrated by OG Technologies (OGT) Inc., with the help of both a NICE3 grant and a project under the...

  12. Inspection of lithographic mask blanks for defects

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Sommargren, Gary E. (Santa Cruz, CA)

    2001-01-01

    A visible light method for detecting sub-100 nm size defects on mask blanks used for lithography. By using optical heterodyne techniques, detection of the scattered light can be significantly enhanced as compared to standard intensity detection methods. The invention is useful in the inspection of super-polished surfaces for isolated surface defects or particulate contamination and in the inspection of lithographic mask or reticle blanks for surface defects or bulk defects or for surface particulate contamination.

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0497 | Department of Energy

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

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  14. Inspection Report: IG-0563 | Department of Energy

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  15. Inspection Report: IG-0592 | Department of Energy

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

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  16. Inspection Report: IG-0593 | Department of Energy

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

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  17. Inspection Report: IG-0594 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCEPueblo,Inspection Report24241 Inspection234

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0650 | Department of Energy

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

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  19. Inspection Report: IG-0722 | Department of Energy

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

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  20. Inspection Report: IG-0723 | Department of Energy

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

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  1. Inspection Report: IG-0734 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCEPueblo,Inspection6 Inspection

  2. Inspection Report: IG-0757 | Department of Energy

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

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  3. Inspection Report: IG-0785 | Department of Energy

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  4. Inspection Report: IG-0833 | Department of Energy

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

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  5. Inspection Report: IG-0367 | Department of Energy

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  6. Inspection Report: IG-0369 | Department of Energy

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  7. Inspection Report: IG-0383 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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  8. Inspection Report: IG-0384 | Department of Energy

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  9. Inspection Report: IG-0397 | Department of Energy

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  10. Inspection Report: IG-0433 | Department of Energy

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  11. Inspection Report: IG-0442 | Department of Energy

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  12. Inspection Report: IG-0472 | Department of Energy

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  13. Inspection Report: IG-0478 | Department of Energy

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  14. Inspection Report: IG-0506 | Department of Energy

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  15. Inspection Report: IG-0517 | Department of Energy

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  16. Inspection Report: IG-0536 | Department of Energy

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  17. Inspection Report: IG-0544 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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  18. Inspection Report: IG-0547 | Department of Energy

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  19. Inspection Report: IG-0557 | Department of Energy

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  20. Inspection Report: IG-0645 | Department of Energy

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  1. Inspection Report: IG-0682 | Department of Energy

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  2. Inspection Report: IG-0693 | Department of Energy

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  3. Inspection Report: IG-0715 | Department of Energy

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  4. Inspection Report: IG-0716 | Department of Energy

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  5. Inspection Report: IG-0717 | Department of Energy

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  6. Inspection Report: IG-0724 | Department of Energy

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  7. Inspection Report: IG-0731 | Department of Energy

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  8. Inspection Report: IG-0732 | Department of Energy

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  9. Inspection Report: IG-0745 | Department of Energy

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  10. Inspection Report: IG-0770 | Department of Energy

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  11. Inspection Report: IG-0794 | Department of Energy

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  12. Inspection Report: IG-0796 | Department of Energy

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  13. Inspection Report: IG-0809 | Department of Energy

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  14. Inspection Report: IG-0852 | Department of Energy

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  15. Inspection Report: IG-0859 | Department of Energy

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  16. Inspection Report: INS-9502 | Department of Energy

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  17. Image Understanding Algorithms for Remote Visual Inspection of Aircraft Surfaces.

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    Siegel, Mel

    inspection, in enhancing and recognizing surface cracks and corrosion from the live imagery of an aircraftImage Understanding Algorithms for Remote Visual Inspection of Aircraft Surfaces. Priyan Gunatilake Visual inspection is, by far, the most widely used method in aircraft surface inspection. We

  18. Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- February 2009

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  19. Regular Inspection and Maintenance Guidance for Bioretention Systems / Tree Filters

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    % sand, 20% woodchips, 20% compost, 10% soil) mixture. During extended periods without rainfall, inspect

  20. 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

  1. Independent Oversight Inspection, Idaho National Laboratory- June 2005

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  3. Independent Oversight Inspection, Savannah River Site- December 2009

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  4. 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

  5. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory- December 2003

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  6. Microscale autonomous sensor and communications module

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    Okandan, Murat; Nielson, Gregory N

    2014-03-25

    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.

  7. AquaOptical: a lightweight device for high-rate long-range underwater point-to-point communication

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    Doniec, Marek Wojciech

    This paper describes AquaOptical, an underwater optical communication system. Three optical modems have been developed: a long range system, a short range system, and a hybrid. We describe their hardware and software ...

  8. Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) Underwater Bait-Balling Behaviors and Acoustic Signals: A Comparison Between Argentina and New Zealand 

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    Vaughn, Robin

    2011-07-14

    I characterized dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) underwater bait-balling behaviors and acoustic signals, and compared data between Argentina and New Zealand (NZ) to investigate the roles of ecology versus social learning. I quantified prey...

  9. Lossy compression and real-time geovisualization for ultra-low bandwidth telemetry from untethered underwater vehicles

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    Murphy, Christopher Alden

    2008-01-01

    Oceanographic applications of robotics are as varied as the undersea environment itself. As underwater robotics moves toward the study of dynamic processes with multiple vehicles, there is an increasing need to distill ...

  10. Underwater Separation of Juvenile Salmonids by Size MICHAEL H. GESSEL, WINSTON E. FARR, and CLIFFORD W. LONG

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    Underwater Separation of Juvenile Salmonids by Size MICHAEL H. GESSEL, WINSTON E. FARR) that diverts fish from turbine intakes to race- ways where they are held for later trans- portation. Prior

  11. ScienceTreks: an Autonomous Digital Library System

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    Marchese, Maurizio

    ScienceTreks: an Autonomous Digital Library System Alexander Ivanyukovich1 , Maurizio Marchese1 of semantic- aware services in the digital library domain. In this paper we first present and discuss. The proposed Autonomous Digital Library system can be used in automating end-to- end information retrieval

  12. AAVP: an innovative Autonomic Architecute for Virtual network Piloting

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , Paris, France Mouna AYARI CRISTAL lab, National School of Computer Sciences, University of Manouba that exhibit autonomic characteristics [6]. In 2001, IBM proposes the "Autonomic Computing" paradigm [5 has attracted a great deal of interest from both industry and research communities as an important

  13. UAV Coordination for Autonomous Target Tracking Richard A. Wise

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    UAV Coordination for Autonomous Target Tracking Richard A. Wise and Rolf T. Rysdyk Autonomous different methodologies for tracking a moving target with multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Relative position coordination of UAVs is en- forced. The comparison considers minimization of heuristics

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

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    (LIMIDs) are used to represent and solve complex problems of diagnosis and control of autonomous ground and new control software to diagnose and recover from any dysfunction or failure situation of the systemApplications of HUGIN to Diagnosis and Control of Autonomous Vehicles Anders L. Madsen1 and Uffe B

  15. IBM Systems Journal Q3 2002 Comparing Autonomic & Proactive Computing

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    Somayaji, Anil

    IBM Systems Journal Q3 2002 Comparing Autonomic & Proactive Computing Roy Want , Trevor Pering between proactive computing and autonomic computing, considering the design of systems that are beyond principles we call proactive computing, enabling the transition from today's interactive systems to proactive

  16. Aalborg Universitet Cooperative Frequency Control for Autonomous AC Microgrids

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Aalborg Universitet Cooperative Frequency Control for Autonomous AC Microgrids Shafiee, Qobad, J. C. V., & Guerrero, J. M. (2015). Cooperative Frequency Control for Autonomous AC Microgrids.aau.dk on: november 29, 2015 #12;This document downloaded from www.microgrids.et.aau.dk is the preprint

  17. Autonomous Navigation and Sign Detector Learning Liam Ellis1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bowden, Richard

    on a fully autonomous robotic platform, featuring a single camera mounted on a standard remote control car This article presents an autonomous robotic platform that learns to navigate on a track and discovers such as the position of lane mark- ers, other cars and traffic signs, and a common approach is to encode specific

  18. Towards vision-based safe landing for an autonomous helicopter

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    Towards vision-based safe landing for an autonomous helicopter Pedro J. Garcia-Pardoa;, Gaurav S from real test ights on a helicopter testbed demonstrate the robustness of the approach under widely di-performance embedded com- puters. Key words: autonomous helicopter, vision-based landing, safe landing, contrast

  19. Managing Uncertainty in Sound based Control for an Autonomous Helicopter

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    Hopgood, Adrian

    Managing Uncertainty in Sound based Control for an Autonomous Helicopter Benjamin N. Passow, Mario research us- ing a multi-purpose, small and low cost autonomous helicopter platform (Flyper). We supervised method to localise the indoor helicopter and extract meaningful information to enable

  20. 2014 D.A. Menasce. All Rights Reserved. Autonomic Computing

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    Menascé, Daniel A.

    © 2014 D.A. Menasce. All Rights Reserved. 1 Autonomic Computing: a new design principle for complex Rights Reserved. 5 #@*%#! #12;Outline · Motivation for Autonomic Computing · Techniques used in AC systems Danny Menascé Department of Computer Science George Mason University www

  1. Compressed Sensing Environmental Mapping by an Autonomous Robot

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    Ferguson, Thomas S.

    Compressed Sensing Environmental Mapping by an Autonomous Robot M. Horning, M. Lin, S. Srinivasan of compressed sens- ing for autonomous robots performing environmental mapping in order to reduce data collection, storage, and transmission requirements. A prototype robot sends data collected over adaptively

  2. Autonomous Control of Production Networks using a Pheromone Approach

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    Ringhofer, Christian

    Department of Planning and Control of Production Systems, University of Bre- men, D-28359 Bremen, GermanyAutonomous 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

  3. Autonomous Orbit Coordination for Two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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    Autonomous Orbit Coordination for Two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Rolf Rysdyk, Christopher Lum This work considers autonomous coordination between two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in orbit about a target the vehicles. Guid- ance algorithms are investigated to maintain an approxi- mately constant phase angle

  4. Acceptance Criteria Framework for Autonomous Biological Detectors

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    Dzenitis, J M

    2006-12-12

    The purpose of this study was to examine a set of user acceptance criteria for autonomous biological detection systems for application in high-traffic, public facilities. The test case for the acceptance criteria was the Autonomous Pathogen Detection System (APDS) operating in high-traffic facilities in New York City (NYC). However, the acceptance criteria were designed to be generally applicable to other biological detection systems in other locations. For such detection systems, ''users'' will include local authorities (e.g., facility operators, public health officials, and law enforcement personnel) and national authorities [including personnel from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the BioWatch Program, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)]. The panel members brought expertise from a broad range of backgrounds to complete this picture. The goals of this document are: (1) To serve as informal guidance for users in considering the benefits and costs of these systems. (2) To serve as informal guidance for developers in understanding the needs of users. In follow-up work, this framework will be used to systematically document the APDS for appropriateness and readiness for use in NYC.

  5. Contoured Surface Eddy Current Inspection System

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    Batzinger, Thomas James (Burnt Hills, NY); Fulton, James Paul (Clifton Park, NY); Rose, Curtis Wayne (Mechanicville, NY); Perocchi, Lee Cranford (Schenectady, NY)

    2003-04-08

    Eddy current inspection of a contoured surface of a workpiece is performed by forming a backing piece of flexible, resiliently yieldable material with a contoured exterior surface conforming in shape to the workpiece contoured surface. The backing piece is preferably cast in place so as to conform to the workpiece contoured surface. A flexible eddy current array probe is attached to the contoured exterior surface of the backing piece such that the probe faces the contoured surface of the workpiece to be inspected when the backing piece is disposed adjacent to the workpiece. The backing piece is then expanded volumetrically by inserting at least one shim into a slot in the backing piece to provide sufficient contact pressure between the probe and the workpiece contoured surface to enable the inspection of the workpiece contoured surface to be performed.

  6. Resonant frequency method for bearing ball inspection

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

    1993-01-01

    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.

  7. Resonant frequency method for bearing ball inspection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1993-11-02

    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.

  8. Vicinal light inspection of translucent materials

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

    2010-01-19

    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.

  9. X-ray radiography for container inspection

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

    2011-06-07

    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.

  10. Inspection Report: IG-0755 | Department of Energy

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  11. Inspection Report: IG-0774 | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergy HeadquartersFuelBConservationEnergy597 Inspection Report:IG-072470 InspectionIG-0774

  12. Inspection Report: IG-9701 | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergy HeadquartersFuelBConservationEnergy597 InspectionIG-0852 Inspection Report:IG-9701

  13. Assessment of a multi-stage underwater vehicle concept using a fossil-fuel Stirling engine

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    Reader, G.T.; Potter, I.J.

    1995-12-31

    The Stirling Engine because of its inherent closed-cycle operation can be readily modified to work in an airless environment even if the primary source of energy is a fossil fuel. Thus, Stirling engines are well suited for use in the underwater environment and have been operated successfully in manned military submarines since the early 1980s. In recent years fossil fueled Stirling systems have been also proposed for use in small unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). However, in this case the need to carry an onboard oxygen supply in a very confined space has presented a number of design difficulties. These are identified in the paper. However, if the oxidant supply to the engine is provided by the membrane extraction of dissolved oxygen from seawater and/or disposable fuel/oxidant pods are used then the UUV Stirling system becomes more attractive. If this latter concept is extended to include multi-stage vehicles then it can be shown that fossil fueled Stirlings could also be put to effective use in long range-long endurance underwater vehicular operations.

  14. Autonomous Energy Transducer: Proposition, Example, Basic Characteristics

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    Naoko Nakagawa; Kunihiko Kaneko

    2003-09-22

    We propose a concept of autonomous energy transducer at a molecular scale, where output is produced with small input energy, of the same order of the thermal energy, without restriction of magnitude or timing of input, and without any control after the input. As an example that satisfies these requisites, a dynamical systems model with several degrees of freedom is proposed, which transduces input energy to output motion on the average. It is shown that this transduction is robust and the coupling between the input and output is generally loose. How this transducer works is analyzed in terms of dynamical systems theory, where chaotic dynamics of the internal degrees of freedom, as well as duration of active state which is self-organized with the energy flow, is essential. We also discuss possible relationships to enzyme dynamics or protein motors.

  15. Achieving Optimality and Fairness in Autonomous Demand Response: Benchmarks and Billing Mechanisms

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    Mohsenian-Rad, Hamed

    1 Achieving Optimality and Fairness in Autonomous Demand Response: Benchmarks and Billing Member, IEEE, and Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, Member, IEEE Abstract--Autonomous demand response (DR) programs in autonomous DR systems in a decentralized fashion. Keywords: Autonomous demand response, optimality, fairness

  16. Visual Servoing of an Autonomous Helicopter in Urban Areas Using Feature Tracking

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    1 Visual Servoing of an Autonomous Helicopter in Urban Areas Using Feature Tracking Luis Mej of a vision-based feature tracking system for an autonomous helicopter. Visual sensing is used for estimating, autonomous helicopter I. INTRODUCTION Our goal is to build vision-guided autonomous flying robots. Vision

  17. Scheduling screening inspections for replaceable and non-replaceable systems 

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    Aral, Bahadir

    2009-05-15

    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...

  18. Explosion proof vehicle for tank inspection

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

    2012-02-28

    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.

  19. Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    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.

  20. Flood Damage Reduction Segment / System Inspection Report

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    and Concrete I-walls Interior Drainage System Pump Stations Contents of Report: FDR System Channels Note the levee segment / system maintenance program. 1. Levee segment / system and district: (name of the segment of maintenance required by last inspection report: 4. Summary of maintenance performed this reporting period: 5

  1. AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR FABRIC INSPECTION SYSTEM

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    Pang, Grantham

    , especially in textile industry. Human inspection is generally used in textile industry because the cost, it can save the labor cost, and reduce the demand for highly skilled inspectors. This paper describes, The product will be graded in terms of severity and the detailed report will be printed. In addition

  2. Revision Date: October 2014 Fuel Cell Inspection

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    Chen, Zhongping

    Revision Date: October 2014 Fuel Cell Inspection INTRODUCTION Introduction: Safety concerns associated with fuel cells are generally hazardous interactions when fuel is integrated in such systems, mainly fire, explosion and electrical shock hazards. Per the 2013 California Mechanical Code, fuel cell

  3. RELIABILITY OF SAMPLING INSPECTION SCHEMES APPLIED TO REPLACEMENT STEAM GENERATORS

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    Cizelj, Leon

    -service inspection is performed using non-destructive examination techniques, e.g., eddy current testing. Especially

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1995-05-01

    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.

  5. Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly report, October--December 1995

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    NONE

    1996-02-01

    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 October 1995 through December 1995.

  6. Licensee contractor and vendor inspection status report. Quarterly report, April 1997--June 1997

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    NONE

    1997-11-01

    This periodical covers the results of inspections performed between April 1997 and June 1997 by the NRC`s Special Inspection Branch, Inspection Section, that have been distributed to the inspected organizations.

  7. AUTOMATION FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT M. W. Siegel*

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    Siegel, Mel

    AUTOMATION FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT M. W. Siegel* Carnegie Mellon University the need for aircraft skin inspection, and identify the constraints in commercial airlines operations for deployment of eddy current probes in prescribed commercial aircraft inspections. We discuss recent work aimed

  8. 241-AY-102 Leak Detection Pit Drain Line Inspection Report

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    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)

    2014-01-20

    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.

  9. Scene Inspection Using A Robotic Imaging System Balaji Ramadoss

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Abidi, Mongi A.

    machinery inspection 2.1 System components and capabilities The design considerations for the robot were system 1. INTRODUCTION The inspection of industrial sites and machinery often entails either reaching and hemmed in by large machinery. Such inspections can often be time consuming due to all the safety

  10. Lane estimation for autonomous vehicles using vision and LIDAR

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    Huang, Albert Shuyu

    2010-01-01

    Autonomous ground vehicles, or self-driving cars, require a high level of situational awareness in order to operate safely and eciently in real-world conditions. A system able to quickly and reliably estimate the location ...

  11. Autonomous analysis of interactive systems with selfpropelled instrumentation #+

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    Miller, Barton P.

    Autonomous analysis of interactive systems with self­propelled instrumentation #+ Alexander V. To address these limitations, we propose a novel approach called self­propelled instrumentation. As it propagates, it inserts instrumentation dynamically to collect and analyze detailed execution information

  12. Autonomous analysis of interactive systems with self-propelled instrumentation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Miller, Barton P.

    Autonomous analysis of interactive systems with self-propelled instrumentation Alexander V. To address these limitations, we propose a novel approach called self-propelled instrumentation. As it propagates, it inserts instrumentation dynamically to collect and analyze detailed execution information

  13. Planning and scheduling proximity operations for autonomous orbital rendezvous

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    Guerra, Christopher J., 1978-

    2003-01-01

    This thesis develops a mixed integer programming formulation to solve the proximity operations scheduling problem for autonomous orbital rendezvous. The algorithm of this thesis allows the operator to specify planned modes, ...

  14. Autonomous flight in unstructured and unknown indoor environments

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    Bachrach, Abraham Galton

    2009-01-01

    This thesis presents the design, implementation, and validation of a system that enables a micro air vehicle to autonomously explore and map unstructured and unknown indoor environments. Such a vehicle would be of considerable ...

  15. QT-interval adaptation to changes in autonomic balance

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    Nosakhare, Ehimwenma

    2013-01-01

    ECG variability, as it relates to the influence of the autonomic nervous system on the heart, is primarily studied via frequency-domain and time-domain analysis of heart rate variability (HRV). HRV studies the variability ...

  16. Planar Spline Trajectory Following for an Autonomous Helicopter

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    Planar Spline Trajectory Following for an Autonomous Helicopter Kale Harbick, James F. Montgomery helicopter. Results from two flight experiments are presented. The trajec- tory tracking error distur- bances (wind), this is quite reasonable. Keywords: Path planning, Robotic Helicopter, UAV

  17. Propeller design and analysis for a small, autonomous UAV

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    Tracy, Ian P

    2011-01-01

    An experimental study was performed to design and analyze a "pusher" propeller for use by a small, expendable, autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) whose mission was to descend from 30,000 feet to sea level at an ...

  18. Evaluation of novel autonomous self-healing polymer composite

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    Tsinberg, Anait

    2008-01-01

    Autonomous self-healing materials offer a novel ability to self-repair damage caused by fatigue or fracture. Applications in many industries, from medical to aerospace, suffer from formation of microcracks, which often ...

  19. Autonomic Shutdown of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Thermoresponsive...

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

    Autonomic Shutdown of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Thermoresponsive Microcapsules M. Baginska, B.J. Blaiszik, R.J. Merriman, J.S. Moore, N. R. Sottos, and S.R. White, University of...

  20. Control and Management Strategy of Autonomous Vehicle Functions 

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    Kim, Chang Won

    2012-02-14

    In this research, an autonomous vehicle function management methodology is studied. In accordance with the traffic situation, the decision making level chooses the optimal function that guarantees safety and minimizes fuel consumption while...

  1. Control and waypoint navigation of an autonomous ground vehicle 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Massey, James Patrick

    2006-08-16

    This thesis describes the initial development of the Texas A&M Autonomous Ground Vehicle test platform and waypoint following software, including the associated controller design. The original goal of the team responsible for the development...

  2. A fuzzy logic controller for autonomous vehicle control 

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    Vinson, Yale Patrick

    1995-01-01

    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 following system, the applicability of fuzzy logic to the problem is demonstrated...

  3. Analytic chance constraints for the robust guidance of autonomous parafoils

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    Ellertson, Aaron Cole

    2015-01-01

    Autonomously guided parafoil systems can deliver supplies and aid to remote, geographically diverse locations, while providing important safety and logistical advantages over ground-based transportation methods. A key ...

  4. Autonomous navigation with mobile robot using ultrasonic rangefinders

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    Campion, Joseph (Joseph F.)

    2015-01-01

    In this thesis, I designed and implemented an autonomous navigation system for a four-wheeled mobile robot with ultrasonic sonar sensors and a National Instruments myRIO real-time controller. LabVIEW code was developed to ...

  5. Designing An Interplanetary Autonomous Spacecraft Navigation System Using Visible Planets 

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    Karimi, Reza

    2012-07-16

    A perfect duality exists between the problem of space-based orbit determination from line-of-sight measurements and the problem of designing an interplanetary autonomous navigation system. Mathematically, these two problems ...

  6. Router-level community structure of the Internet Autonomous Systems

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    Beiró, Mariano G; Alvarez-Hamelin, J Ignacio

    2015-01-01

    The Internet is composed of routing devices connected between them and organized into independent administrative entities: the Autonomous Systems. The existence of different types of Autonomous Systems (like large connectivity providers, Internet Service Providers or universities) together with geographical and economical constraints, turns the Internet into a complex modular and hierarchical network. This organization is reflected in many properties of the Internet topology, like its high degree of clustering and its robustness. In this work, we study the modular structure of the Internet router-level graph in order to assess to what extent the Autonomous Systems satisfy some of the known notions of community structure. We show that the modular structure of the Internet is much richer than what can be captured by the current community detection methods, which are severely affected by resolution limits and by the heterogeneity of the Autonomous Systems. Here we overcome this issue by using a multiresolution d...

  7. Simulation of ultrasonic inspection for sodium cooled reactors using CIVA

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    Reverdy, F. [CEA, LIST, Departement Imagerie et Simulation Pour Le Controle, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Baque, F. [CEA, DEN DTN, 13108 Saint Paul lez Durance Cedex (France); Lu, B.; Jezzine, K.; Dorval, V. [CEA, LIST, Departement Imagerie et Simulation Pour Le Controle, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Augem, J. M. [EDF, 12-14 avenue dutrievoz, 69628 Villeurbanne (France)

    2011-07-01

    In-service inspection of sodium fast reactors (SFR) requires the development of non-destructive techniques adapted to the harsh conditions of the environment (opaque and hot) and the complexity of the examination (large and littered reactor block). Ultrasonic techniques are seen as suitable candidates for the inspection of SFRs and two approaches are being followed: inside inspection where transducers are directly immersed in sodium coolant and inspection from outside with transducers positioned along the wall of the main vessel. Probe design and inspection performances can be predicted by using comprehensive models that can take into account the various variables of the problem. These models are explained in this paper. (authors)

  8. Autonomous mobile robot for radiologic surveys

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dudar, Aed M. (Augusta, GA); Wagner, David G. (Augusta, GA); Teese, Gregory D. (Aiken, SC)

    1994-01-01

    An apparatus for conducting radiologic surveys. The apparatus comprises in the main a robot capable of following a preprogrammed path through an area, a radiation monitor adapted to receive input from a radiation detector assembly, ultrasonic transducers for navigation and collision avoidance, and an on-board computer system including an integrator for interfacing the radiation monitor and the robot. Front and rear bumpers are attached to the robot by bumper mounts. The robot may be equipped with memory boards for the collection and storage of radiation survey information. The on-board computer system is connected to a remote host computer via a UHF radio link. The apparatus is powered by a rechargeable 24-volt DC battery, and is stored at a docking station when not in use and/or for recharging. A remote host computer contains a stored database defining paths between points in the area where the robot is to operate, including but not limited to the locations of walls, doors, stationary furniture and equipment, and sonic markers if used. When a program consisting of a series of paths is downloaded to the on-board computer system, the robot conducts a floor survey autonomously at any preselected rate. When the radiation monitor detects contamination, the robot resurveys the area at reduced speed and resumes its preprogrammed path if the contamination is not confirmed. If the contamination is confirmed, the robot stops and sounds an alarm.

  9. Autonomous mobile robot for radiologic surveys

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dudar, A.M.; Wagner, D.G.; Teese, G.D.

    1994-06-28

    An apparatus is described for conducting radiologic surveys. The apparatus comprises in the main a robot capable of following a preprogrammed path through an area, a radiation monitor adapted to receive input from a radiation detector assembly, ultrasonic transducers for navigation and collision avoidance, and an on-board computer system including an integrator for interfacing the radiation monitor and the robot. Front and rear bumpers are attached to the robot by bumper mounts. The robot may be equipped with memory boards for the collection and storage of radiation survey information. The on-board computer system is connected to a remote host computer via a UHF radio link. The apparatus is powered by a rechargeable 24-volt DC battery, and is stored at a docking station when not in use and/or for recharging. A remote host computer contains a stored database defining paths between points in the area where the robot is to operate, including but not limited to the locations of walls, doors, stationary furniture and equipment, and sonic markers if used. When a program consisting of a series of paths is downloaded to the on-board computer system, the robot conducts a floor survey autonomously at any preselected rate. When the radiation monitor detects contamination, the robot resurveys the area at reduced speed and resumes its preprogrammed path if the contamination is not confirmed. If the contamination is confirmed, the robot stops and sounds an alarm. 5 figures.

  10. APPLYING SIMPLE TECHNOLOGY ACCOMPLISHES VISUAL INSPECTION CHALLENGES

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    Robinson, C

    2007-07-21

    This paper discusses the successful implementation of simple video technologies at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to perform complex visual inspection, monitoring, and surveillance tasks. Because SRS facilities are similar to those of an industrial plant, the environmental and accessibility considerations for remote viewing are the primary determining factors in the selection of technology. The constraints and challenges associated with remote viewing are discussed, and examples of applications are given.

  11. Inspection Report: IG-0438 | Department of Energy

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  12. Inspection Report: IG-0585 | Department of Energy

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  13. Inspection Report: IG-0604 | Department of Energy

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  14. Inspection Report: IG-0656 | Department of Energy

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  15. Inspection Report: IG-0671 | Department of Energy

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  16. Inspection Report: IG-0674 | Department of Energy

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  17. Inspection Report: IG-0677 | Department of Energy

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  18. Inspection Report: IG-0679 | Department of Energy

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  19. Inspection Report: IG-0681 | Department of Energy

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  20. Inspection Report: IG-0691 | Department of Energy

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  1. Inspection Report: IG-0694 | Department of Energy

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  2. Inspection Report: IG-0695 | Department of Energy

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  3. Inspection Report: IG-0377 | Department of Energy

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  4. Inspection Report: IG-0465 | Department of Energy

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  5. Inspection Report: IG-0492 | Department of Energy

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  6. Inspection Report: IG-0597 | Department of Energy

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  7. Inspection Report: IG-0615 | Department of Energy

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  8. Inspection Report: IG-0621 | Department of Energy

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  9. Inspection Report: IG-0633 | Department of Energy

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  10. Inspection Report: IG-0636 | Department of Energy

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  11. Inspection Report: IG-0654 | Department of Energy

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  12. Inspection Report: IG-0658 | Department of Energy

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  13. Inspection Report: IG-0660 | Department of Energy

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  14. Inspection Report: IG-0663 | Department of Energy

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  15. Inspection Report: IG-0668 | Department of Energy

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  16. Inspection Report: IG-0687 | Department of Energy

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  17. Inspection Report: IG-0719 | Department of Energy

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  18. Inspection Report: IG-0762 | Department of Energy

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  19. Inspection Report: IG-0780 | Department of Energy

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  20. Inspection Report: IG-0850 | Department of Energy

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  1. Process improvement to the inspection readiness plan in chemical weapons convention challenge inspections. Master`s thesis

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    Triplett, W.M.

    1997-09-01

    This thesis identified current Information Technology initiatives to help improve the Navy`s Inspection Readiness Plan for Chemical Warfare Convention (CWC) Challenge Inspection. The CWC is an intensive inspection. The Challenge Inspection allows for a team of international inspectors to inspect a naval facility suspected of violating the CWC on very short notice. This thesis begins with a review of the CWC Challenge Inspection timeline. It then describes the Navy`s Inspection Readiness Plan for CWC Challenge Inspections as well as the Navy Tiger Team that is sent to naval facilities to assist the Commanding Officer and base personnel during inspections. One of the initiatives evaluated by this analysis is the use of videoconferencing. To ascertain the feasibility of using videoconferencing in the CWC Challenge Inspection process, this thesis reviews the current videoconferencing systems and standards, and the results of a questionnaire that was sent to various naval commands. This thesis concludes with recommendations for inclusion of videoconferencing and various other Information Technology initiatives in the CWC Challenge Inspection process.

  2. Autonomous Control of Nuclear Power Plants

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    Basher, H.

    2003-10-20

    A nuclear reactor is a complex system that requires highly sophisticated controllers to ensure that desired performance and safety can be achieved and maintained during its operations. Higher-demanding operational requirements such as reliability, lower environmental impacts, and improved performance under adverse conditions in nuclear power plants, coupled with the complexity and uncertainty of the models, necessitate the use of an increased level of autonomy in the control methods. In the opinion of many researchers, the tasks involved during nuclear reactor design and operation (e.g., design optimization, transient diagnosis, and core reload optimization) involve important human cognition and decisions that may be more easily achieved with intelligent methods such as expert systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and genetic algorithms. Many experts in the field of control systems share the idea that a higher degree of autonomy in control of complex systems such as nuclear plants is more easily achievable through the integration of conventional control systems and the intelligent components. Researchers have investigated the feasibility of the integration of fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and expert systems with the conventional control methods to achieve higher degrees of autonomy in different aspects of reactor operations such as reactor startup, shutdown in emergency situations, fault detection and diagnosis, nuclear reactor alarm processing and diagnosis, and reactor load-following operations, to name a few. With the advancement of new technologies and computing power, it is feasible to automate most of the nuclear reactor control and operation, which will result in increased safety and economical benefits. This study surveys current status, practices, and recent advances made towards developing autonomous control systems for nuclear reactors.

  3. Part of the IS&T/SPIE Conference on Stereoscopic Displays and Applications VIII San Jose, California February 1997

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    of inspection, manipulation and maintenance tasks on the underwater structures of production platforms, subsea

  4. Autonomous Golf Cars for Public Trial of Mobility-on-Demand Service

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    Frazzoli, Emilio

    We detail the design of autonomous golf cars which were used in public trials in Singapore’s Chinese and Japanese Gardens, for the purpose of raising public awareness and gaining user acceptance of autonomous vehicles. The ...

  5. ADECENTRALIZED APPROACH TOWARDS AUTONOMOUS FAULT DETECTION IN WIRELESS STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEMS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ADECENTRALIZED APPROACH TOWARDS AUTONOMOUS FAULT DETECTION IN WIRELESS STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING structural health monitoring (SHM) systems may reduce the monitoring quality and, if remaining undetected : Autonomous fault detection, structural health monitoring, wireless sensor networks, smart sensors, analytical

  6. Autonomous Undersea Systems Network (AUSNet) Protocols To Support Ad-Hoc AUV Communications

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    semi-autonomous networked robots. Emerging flexible low bandwidth, energy efficient architectures opposed to network support) data transmissions. Current efforts are focused on transitionAutonomous Undersea Systems Network (AUSNet) ­ Protocols To Support Ad-Hoc AUV Communications

  7. Underwater robotic work systems for Russian arctic offshore oil/gas industry: Final report. Export trade information

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1997-12-15

    The study was performed in association with Rosshelf, a shelf developing company located in Moscow. This volume involves developing an underwater robotic work system for oil exploration in Russia`s Arctic waters, Sea of Okhotsk and the Caspian Sea. The contents include: (1) Executive Summary; (2) Study Background; (3) Study Outline and Results; (4) Conclusions; (5) Separately Published Elements; (6) List of Subcontractors.

  8. Guidelines for Engineering, Design, and Inspection Costs

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

    1997-03-28

    Engineering, design, and inspection (ED&I) activities begin with the preliminary design (Title I). Pre-Title I activities are not considered part of the ED&I activities. Architectural/Engineering (A/E) activities are part of the ED&I activities. A/E activities are services that are an integral part of the production and delivery of the design plans, specifications, and drawings. This chapter defines ED&I and A/E activities and discusses how to estimate and track them.

  9. Acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method

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    Khuri-Yakub, Butrus T. (Palo Alto, CA); Parent, Philippe (Chilly-Mazarin, FR); Reinholdtsen, Paul A. (Seattle, WA)

    1991-01-01

    An acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method in which pulses of high frequency electrical energy are applied to a transducer which forms and focuses acoustic energy onto a selected location on the surface of an object and receives energy from the location and generates electrical pulses. The phase of the high frequency electrical signal pulses are stepped with respected to the phase of a reference signal at said location. An output signal is generated which is indicative of the surface of said selected location. The object is scanned to provide output signals representative of the surface at a plurality of surface locations.

  10. Coordinate Measuring Machine Pit Artifact Inspection Procedure

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    Montano, Joshua D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-31

    The goal of this document is to outline a procedure for dimensional measurement of Los Alamos National Laboratory's CMM Pit Artifact. This procedure will be used by the Manufacturing Practice's Inspection Technology Subgroup of the Interagency Manufacturing Operations Group and Joint Operations Weapon Operations Group (IMOG/JOWOG 39) round robin participants. The intent is to assess the state of industry within the Nuclear Weapons Complex for measurements made on this type of part and find which current measurement strategies and techniques produce the best results.

  11. Acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method

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    Khuri-Yakub, B.T.; Parent, P.; Reinholdtsen, P.A.

    1991-02-26

    An acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method are described in which pulses of high frequency electrical energy are applied to a transducer which forms and focuses acoustic energy onto a selected location on the surface of an object and receives energy from the location and generates electrical pulses. The phase of the high frequency electrical signal pulses are stepped with respect to the phase of a reference signal at said location. An output signal is generated which is indicative of the surface of said selected location. The object is scanned to provide output signals representative of the surface at a plurality of surface locations. 7 figures.

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0480 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRDEnergy Copyrights A copyrightJuly 28, 2000 Inspection on

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0488 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRDEnergy Copyrights A copyrightJuly 28, 2000 Inspection on00

  14. Inspection Report: IG-0530 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRDEnergy Copyrights A copyrightJuly 28, 2000 Inspection

  15. Inspection Report: IG-0531 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRDEnergy Copyrights A copyrightJuly 28, 2000 InspectionCyber

  16. Inspection Report: IG-0533 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRDEnergy Copyrights A copyrightJuly 28, 2000 InspectionCyber7,

  17. Inspection Report: IG-0578 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRDEnergy Copyrights A copyrightJuly 28, 200012 Inspection of

  18. Inspection Report: IG-0587 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRDEnergy Copyrights A copyrightJuly 28, 200012 Inspection

  19. Inspection Report: IG-0605 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRDEnergy Copyrights A copyrightJuly 28, 200012 Inspection03

  20. Inspection Report: IG-0619 | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRDEnergy Copyrights A copyrightJuly 28, 200012 Inspection03The

  1. Inspection/Sampling Schedule | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRDEnergy Copyrights ASite Inspection and Water Sampling

  2. Describing functions for information channels subject to packet loss and quantization

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    Gilbertson, Eric (Eric W.)

    2014-01-01

    underwater environments. Examples include autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) coordination and navigation, Wide Area Measurement System (WAMS) control of power grids, and automobile networked subsystems control. As one ...

  3. SNL Researchers Assess Wind Turbine Blade Inspection and Repair...

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

    also inform how blade inspections are conducted at manufacturing facilities and wind farms, thereby improving maintenance and repair procedures for wind turbine blades. SNL is...

  4. Program Review, Workplace Inspections, Hazards Analysis And Abatement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document provides guidance information and suggested procedures for performing program review, workplace inspections, hazards analysis, and abatement, successfully at DOE Federal employee worksites.

  5. High Pressure Fuel Storage Cylinders Periodic Inspection and...

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

    from Practical Field Experience with High Pressure Gaseous Fuels Natural Gas Vehicle Cylinder Safety, Training and Inspection Project The Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles...

  6. College of Engineering General Inspection Report Date:__________________Room#:______________ Inspector:____________________

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    College of Engineering General Inspection Report DateFlammable:___________Flammable:______________ Corrosive:________Toxic:_________Oxidizer:__________ 11) No propane stored in building 12) Greasy

  7. Efficient Probabilistic Localization for Autonomous Indoor Airships using Sonar, Air Flow, and IMU Sensors

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    Teschner, Matthias

    Efficient Probabilistic Localization for Autonomous Indoor Airships using Sonar, Air Flow, and IMU, {muellerj, burgard}@informatik.uni-freiburg.de Abstract In recent years, autonomous miniature airships have navigation, sonar, IMU 1 Introduction Miniature airships as autonomous mobile systems for indoor navigation

  8. Autonomous buoy for seismic reflection data acquisition in the inaccessible parts of the Arctic Ocean

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    Kristoffersen, Yngve

    Autonomous buoy for seismic reflection data acquisition in the inaccessible parts of the Arctic Instrumentation, Bergen, Norway An autonomous buoy which collects seismic reflection data and transmits to shore of the seismic buoy (thick red, green and black lines). - we have successfully developed an autonomous buoy

  9. Novel Microbial Diversity Retrieved by Autonomous Robotic Exploration of the World's Deepest

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    Novel Microbial Diversity Retrieved by Autonomous Robotic Exploration of the World's Deepest environment. Key Words: Autonomous--Robotics--Microbial diversity--16S rRNA. Astrobiology 10, 201­213. 1 of exploratory autonomous robotics (Diaz-Calderon et al., 2007). To search for microbial life on planetary bodies

  10. Rapid Verification and Validation of Strategic Autonomous Algorithms Using Human-in-the-Loop

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    approximations before implementing them on a fully autonomous system. Human subject results in ground simulation agent is a complex system comprised of many separate algorithms. Often, the terms "autonomous systems to define a metric for determining the class of a given autonomous algorithm. One common metric is to classi

  11. Building a 3D Simulator for Autonomous Navigation of Robotic Fishes

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    Hu, Huosheng

    Building a 3D Simulator for Autonomous Navigation of Robotic Fishes Jindong Liu Department control and autonomous navigation of a robotic fish. The simplified kinematics and hydrodynamics models way to develop autonomous navigation algorithms for robotic fishes. I. INTRODUCTION In nature, fish

  12. Inspecting coiled tubing for well operations

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    Gard, M.F.; Pasternack, E.S.; Smith, L.J.

    1992-02-18

    This patent describes improvement in a coiled tubing system for insertion of a substantially continuous bendable length of metal tubing into and withdrawal from a wellbore, the system including a tubing injection unit disposed for injecting the length of tubing into the well bore and storage means for dispensing the length of tubing and receiving the length of tubing from the injection unit. The improvement includes: tubing inspection apparatus for substantially continuously inspecting the wall section of the tubing to detect cracks and structural defects which may lead to tubing failure, the apparatus comprising: a source of electromagnetic radiation mounted in proximity to the tubing between the injection unit and a wellhead into which the tubing is injected; a radiation detector unit for receiving signals from the source which have been projected through the wall of the tubing; means for receiving signals form the detector unit for monitoring the structural integrity o the wall of the tubing during one of injecting and withdrawing the tubing with respect to the wellhead; and housing means supported for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the tubing.

  13. Eddy current inspection tool. [Patent application

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Petrini, R.R.; Van Lue, D.F.

    1980-10-29

    A miniaturized inspection tool, for testing and inspection of metal objects in locations with difficult accessibility, which comprises eddy current sensing equipment with a probe coil, and associated coaxial coil cable, oil energizing means, and circuit means responsive to impedance changes in the coil as effected by induced eddy currents in a test object to produce a data output signal proportional to such changes. The coil and cable are slideably received in the utility channel of the flexible insertion tube of a fiberoptic scope. The scope is provided with light transmitting and receiving fiberoptics for viewing through the flexible tube, and articulation means for articulating the distal end of the tube and permitting close control of coil placement relative to a test object. The eddy current sensing equipment includes a tone generator for generating audible signals responsive to the data output signal. In one selected mode of operation, the tone generator responsive to the output signal above a selected level generates a constant single frequency tone for signalling detection of a discontinuity and, in a second selected mode, generates a tone whose frequency is proportional to the difference between the output signal and a predetermined selected threshold level.

  14. Use of Eye Movements as Feedforward Training for a Synthetic Aircraft Inspection Task

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    - spection and maintenance are vital in assuring safety of an aircraft. The two main types of aircraft inspection are visual inspection and non-destructive inspection. Approximately ninety percent of all aviation maintenance inspection is vi- sual [5]. In an aircraft inspection process, the human inspector per- forming

  15. Strategies for autonomous rovers at Mars Martha S. Gilmore1

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    Mjolsness, Eric

    , characterize the landing site and test geological hypothesis autonomously. Future missions to Mars will contain history, 3) the identification of resources and 4) the geological and geophysical history of the planet is the characterize the selected sites in detail using lander and mobile systems as is planned for the 2003

  16. SILENCE: Distributed Adaptive Sampling for Sensor-based Autonomic Systems

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    Pompili, Dario

    SILENCE: Distributed Adaptive Sampling for Sensor-based Autonomic Systems Eun Kyung Lee}@cac.rutgers.edu ABSTRACT Adaptive sampling and sleep scheduling can help realize the much needed resource efficiency phenomena. This paper presents a data-centric approach to distributed adaptive sampling aimed at minimizing

  17. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 30 (2000) 133153 Biomimetic robot navigation

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    2000-01-01

    Robotics and Autonomous Systems 30 (2000) 133­153 Biomimetic robot navigation Matthias O. Franz Abstract In the past decade, a large number of robots has been built that explicitly implement biological applications, most notably in the field of indoor robot navigation. While simpler insect navigation behaviours

  18. A New Curriculum on Planning and Cooperative Control of Autonomous

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    Qu, Zhihua

    A New Curriculum on Planning and Cooperative Control of Autonomous Mobile Robots* ZHIHUA QU 32826, USA. E-mail: qu@mail.ucf.edu This paper presents the robotics curriculum that was developed of Central Florida (UCF). The curriculum retains many features of typical robotics curricula, such as being

  19. Congestion Attacks to Autonomous Cars Using Vehicular Botnets

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    Congestion Attacks to Autonomous Cars Using Vehicular Botnets Mevlut Turker Garip, Mehmet Emre of the cars in the targeted area by orders of magnitude. After 5 minutes, the targeted road becomes completely prevent collisions. In a VANET, cars communicate with each other over a wireless channel. They can send

  20. IMPROVING URBAN FLOOD MANAGEMENT WITH AUTONOMOUS MINI-UAVS

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    Giger, Christine

    IMPROVING URBAN FLOOD MANAGEMENT WITH AUTONOMOUS MINI-UAVS A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE SWISS;#12;Abstract In this study we assessed how small-scale unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) photogrammetry technology digital surface models (DSMs) was investigated with consideration of UAV flight parameters

  1. RoSCAR: Robot Stock Car Autonomous Racing , Corey Montella

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    Spletzer, John R.

    RoSCAR: Robot Stock Car Autonomous Racing Kyle Hart , Corey Montella , Georges Petitpas , DylanSCAR. The platform is based on a 1/10-scale short track race car, integrated with an on-board desktop-class computer of Computer Science and Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering ABSTRACT In this paper, we present

  2. Autonomous Industrial Vehicles: From the Laboratory to the Factory Floor

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    WORKSHOP Autonomous Industrial Vehicles: From the Laboratory to the Factory Floor 1 IEEE@astm.org 610-832-9720 www.astm.org May 30, 2015 #12;· To solicit researchers and industry input for the development of consensus standards within ASTM International Committee F45 on Driverless Automatic Industrial

  3. On Provably Safe Obstacle Avoidance for Autonomous Robotic Ground Vehicles

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    Platzer, André

    and mov- ing obstacles: (i) passive safety, which ensures that no collisions can happen while the robot moves, and (ii) the stronger passive friendly safety in which the robot further maintains sufficient as consumer products--such as autonomous household appliances [7] or driverless cars on regular Califor- nian

  4. Autonomous Autorotation of an RC Helicopter Pieter Abbeel1

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    Autonomous Autorotation of an RC Helicopter Pieter Abbeel1 , Adam Coates1 , Timothy Hunter2 pilots can save a helicopter from crashing by executing an emergency procedure known as autorotation the helicopter such that poten- tial energy from altitude is transferred to rotor speed. In fact, maintaining

  5. Design Tradeoffs for Autonomous Trading Agents Ioannis A. Vetsikas

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    Rossi, Francesca

    design were tested in smaller market games that the researchers designed themselves. The Trading Agent provides a common market scenario to compare strategies and research. It is a challenging benchmark doDesign Tradeoffs for Autonomous Trading Agents Ioannis A. Vetsikas Computer Science Dept., Cornell

  6. Cost-Driven Autonomous Mobility Xiao Yan Deng

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    Trinder, Phil

    Cost-Driven Autonomous Mobility by Xiao Yan Deng Submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. AMPs periodically use a cost model to decide where to execute in a network. Unusually this form cost model, together with a validated instantiation and comparative performance results for four AMPs

  7. Simulator Building and Parameter Optimization of an Autonomous Robotic Fish

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    Hu, Huosheng

    Simulator Building and Parameter Optimization of an Autonomous Robotic Fish Jindong Liu, Huosheng@essex.ac.uk Abstract-- This paper presents a short review on the research of robotic fish. A simulation environment for robotic fish is built and the experiment shows that it is a convenient way to make research on the robotic

  8. Cognitive Vision for Autonomous Satellite Rendezvous and Docking

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    Terzopoulos, Demetri

    with the challenge of effec- tively combining low-level vision with artificial intelli- gence. Some of the earliestCognitive Vision for Autonomous Satellite Rendezvous and Docking Faisal Z. Qureshi and Demetri MDRobotics Limited, Brampton, ON L6S 4J3, Canada Abstract We present a cognitively-controlled vision system

  9. An autonomous mobile robot for known industrial environments

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    Milios, Evangelos E.

    An autonomous mobile robot for known industrial environments S. B. Nickerson1 , P. Jasiobedzki4 , D Technologies, Toronto, Canada 2 Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Canada 3 Dept. of Computer Science This draft printed August 28, 1997 Abstract Although mobile robot navigation in unstructured environments

  10. Autonomous Docking of a Smart Wheelchair for the

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    Spletzer, John R.

    . From an automation per- spective, autonomously docking the wheelchair onto the lift platform presented platform rails. To solve the docking task, we employed a light detection and ranging (LIDAR)­based approach wheelchair. Van conversions start with a standard van produced by a major automotive manufacturer. The van

  11. Using Data Mining for Discovering Patterns in Autonomic Storage Systems

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    Zhou, Yuanyuan

    Using Data Mining for Discovering Patterns in Autonomic Storage Systems Zhenmin Li, Sudarshan M-managing, self-healing and self- protecting, a storage system needs to be able to automatically char- acterize access sequences in a storage system to characterize storage behaviors. More specif- ically, we use

  12. Autonomous Robots in SWAT Applications: Research, Design, and Operations Challenges

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    Company to bridge the gap between the perception of potential uses of autonomous robots in police SWAT challenges that should influence future work. First, the considerable difficulty in building a consistent available for tactical planning was observed to be one of two extremes: nearly infinite or infinitesimally

  13. MMS: An Autonomic Network-Layer Foundation for Network Management

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    Ng, T. S. Eugene

    secured, and/or suboptimal in performance. This paper presents the design and implementation of the Meta-Management1 MMS: An Autonomic Network-Layer Foundation for Network Management Hemant Gogineni, Albert Research §Rice University Abstract-- Networks cannot be managed without management plane communications

  14. Uniform Sensing Protocol for Autonomous Rechargeable Sensor Networks

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    Bölöni, Ladislau L

    real-world applications. Some approaches re- quire that a WSN be self-sufficient, meaning that it must access to individual sensors. Ad- ditionally, some WSN applications require the network to be operational) a WSN requires a way to organize and schedule the sensor nodes in an autonomous manner, and 2) a WSN

  15. The Autonomous Observer: A Tool for Remote Experimentation in Robotics

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    Latombe, Jean-Claude

    { the Autonomous Observer (AO) { developed to facilitate experimentation over the Internet. The AO is a mobile the target's pose. This pose is sent over the Internet to remote users who can observe 3-D real-time graphic de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico. The goal of this project was to develop

  16. Chronus: A Spatiotemporal Macroprogramming Language for Autonomic Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Suzuki, Jun

    spatiotemporal dimensions, such as oil spills, chemical/gas dispersions and toxic contaminant spreads scatter along spatiotemporal dimensions, such as oil spills, chemical/gas dispersions and toxic contaminant spreads. Each WSN appli- cation is expected to autonomously detect these events and collect sensor

  17. AMUN An Autonomic Middleware for the Smart Doorplate Project

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    Ungerer, Theo

    Project that is designed to support a flexible office organization. 1 Introduction Smart buildingsAMUN ­ An Autonomic Middleware for the Smart Doorplate Project Wolfgang Trumler, Jan Petzold, Faruk Augsburg, Germany Abstract. We envision future office buildings that partly or fully im- plement a flexible

  18. Powered Safe Abort for Autonomous Rendezvous of Spacecraft

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    experienced serious failures requiring immediate safing action. The future of autonomous spacecraft rendezvous anomalous system behaviors. This paper presents a method for online generation of actively safe fuel providing collision-free escape, even in the presence of single thruster failures. Numerous examples

  19. Practical object recognition in autonomous driving and beyond

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    by caravaning on highways, thus reducing CO2 emissions. The recent self-driving car project at Google [11] has high-reliability systems that are necessary for real-world use. Despite this, there are many areas's autonomous driving systems are based on building detailed maps of the world, then localizing to them during

  20. A Distributed Architecture for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Experimentation

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    Doherty, Patrick

    A Distributed Architecture for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Experimentation P. Doherty, P unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research has shown rapid development in recent years and offers a great of distributed AI technologies. #12;The WITAS1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Project2 [4] is a basic research project