Sample records for blackbody calibration system

  1. Blackbody comparator for thermocouple calibration

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    Ojanen, M.; Hahtela, O. M.; Heinonen, M. [Centre for Metrology and Accreditation (MIKES), P.O.Box 9, FI-02151 Espoo (Finland)

    2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    MIKES is developing a measurement set-up for calibrating thermocouples in the temperature range 960 °C - 1500 °C. The calibration method is based on direct comparison of thermocouples and radiation thermometers. We have designed a graphite blackbody comparator cell, which is operated in a horizontal single-zone tube furnace. The cell includes two blackbody cavities for radiation temperature measurements. The cavities have openings on opposite sides of the cell, allowing simultaneous measurement with two radiation thermometers. The design of the comparator allows three thermocouples to be calibrated simultaneously. The thermocouples to be calibrated are inserted in thermometer wells around one of the measurement cavities. We characterize the blackbody comparator in terms of repeatability, temperature distribution and emissivity. Finally, we validate the uncertainty analysis by comparing calibration results obtained for type B and S thermocouples to the calibration results reported by Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP), and MIKES. The agreement in the temperature range 1000 °C - 1500 °C is within 0.90 °C, the average deviation being 0.17 °C.

  2. Improvements in the Blackbody Calibration of Pyrgeometers (Poster)

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    Reda, I.; Grobner, J.; Stoffel, T.; Myers, D.; Forgan, B.

    2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pyrgeometers are used to measure the atmospheric longwave irradiance throughout the ARM program sites. Previous calibrations of pyrgeometers using ARM/Eppley/NREL blackbody were consistent, but introduced a difference in the historical clear sky measured irradiance. This difference was believed to be in the order of 12 W/m2. In this poster we show the improvements to the blackbody and calibration methodology by comparing our results to the results of a group of pyrgeometers that were recently calibrated against the World Infrared Standard Group, in the World Radiation Center, Davos/Switzerland.

  3. Improvements in the Blackbody Calibration of Pyrgeometers (Presentation)

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    Reda, I.; Grobner, J.; Stoffel, T.; Myers, D.; Forgan, B.

    2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pyrgeometers are used to measure the atmospheric longwave irradiance throughout the ARM program sites. Previous calibrations of pyrgeometers using ARM/Eppley/NREL blackbody were consistent, but introduced a difference in the historical clear sky measured irradiance. This difference was believed to be in the order of 12 W/m2. In this poster we show the improvements to the blackbody and calibration methodology by comparing our results to the results of a group of pyrgeometers that were recently calibrated against the World Infrared Standard Group, in the World Radiation Center, Davos/Switzerland.

  4. High temperature blackbody BB2000/40 for calibration of radiation thermometers and thermocouple

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    Ogarev, S. A.; Khlevnoy, B. B.; Samoylov, M. L.; Puzanov, A. V. [All-Russian Research Institute for Optical and Physical Measurements (VNIIOFI), Moscow (Russian Federation)] [All-Russian Research Institute for Optical and Physical Measurements (VNIIOFI), Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The cavity-type high temperature blackbody (HTBB) models of BB3200/3500 series are the most spread among metrological institutes worldwide as sources for radiometry and radiation thermometry, due to their ultra high working temperatures, high emissivity and stability. The materials of radiating cavities are graphite, pyrolytic graphite (PG) and their combination. The paper describes BB2000/40 blackbody with graphite-tube cavity that was developed for calibration of radiation thermometers at SCEI (Singapore). The peculiarity of BB2000/40 is a possibility to use it, besides calibration of pyrometers, as an instrument for thermocouples calibration. Operating within the temperature range from 900 °C to 2000 °C, the blackbody has a wide cavity opening of 40 mm. Emissivity of the cavity, with PG heater rings replaced partly by graphite elements, was estimated as 0.998 ± 0.0015 in the spectral range from 350 nm to 2000 nm. The uniformity along the cavity axis, accounting for 10 °C, was measured using a B-type thermocouple at 1500 °C. The BB2000/40, if necessary, can be easily modified, by replacing the graphite radiator with a set of PG rings, to be able to reach temperatures as high as 3200 °C. The HTBB utilizes an optical feedback system which allows temperature stabilization within 0.1 °C. This rear-view feedback allows the whole HTBB aperture to be used for measurements.

  5. Calibration method for spectroscopic systems

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    Sandison, D.R.

    1998-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Calibration spots of optically-characterized material placed in the field of view of a spectroscopic system allow calibration of the spectroscopic system. Response from the calibration spots is measured and used to calibrate for varying spectroscopic system operating parameters. The accurate calibration achieved allows quantitative spectroscopic analysis of responses taken at different times, different excitation conditions, and of different targets. 3 figs.

  6. Calibration method for spectroscopic systems

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    Sandison, David R. (Edgewood, NM)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calibration spots of optically-characterized material placed in the field of view of a spectroscopic system allow calibration of the spectroscopic system. Response from the calibration spots is measured and used to calibrate for varying spectroscopic system operating parameters. The accurate calibration achieved allows quantitative spectroscopic analysis of responses taken at different times, different excitation conditions, and of different targets.

  7. Thermal emission measurement and calibration

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    Brown, Susannah (Susannah R.)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis details a measurement setup and experimental procedures for emittance measurements using a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. We calibrate the FTIR measurement system using measurements of a blackbody ...

  8. Inspection system calibration methods

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    Deason, Vance A.; Telschow, Kenneth L.

    2004-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

    An inspection system calibration method includes producing two sideband signals of a first wavefront; interfering the two sideband signals in a photorefractive material, producing an output signal therefrom having a frequency and a magnitude; and producing a phase modulated operational signal having a frequency different from the output signal frequency, a magnitude, and a phase modulation amplitude. The method includes determining a ratio of the operational signal magnitude to the output signal magnitude, determining a ratio of a 1st order Bessel function of the operational signal phase modulation amplitude to a 0th order Bessel function of the operational signal phase modulation amplitude, and comparing the magnitude ratio to the Bessel function ratio.

  9. Atmospheric optical calibration system

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    Hulstrom, Roland L. (Bloomfield, CO); Cannon, Theodore W. (Golden, CO)

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An atmospheric optical calibration system is provided to compare actual atmospheric optical conditions to standard atmospheric optical conditions on the basis of aerosol optical depth, relative air mass, and diffuse horizontal skylight to global horizontal photon flux ratio. An indicator can show the extent to which the actual conditions vary from standard conditions. Aerosol scattering and absorption properties, diffuse horizontal skylight to global horizontal photon flux ratio, and precipitable water vapor determined on a real-time basis for optical and pressure measurements are also used to generate a computer spectral model and for correcting actual performance response of a photovoltaic device to standard atmospheric optical condition response on a real-time basis as the device is being tested in actual outdoor conditions.

  10. Atmospheric optical calibration system

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    Hulstrom, R.L.; Cannon, T.W.

    1988-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

    An atmospheric optical calibration system is provided to compare actual atmospheric optical conditions to standard atmospheric optical conditions on the basis of aerosol optical depth, relative air mass, and diffuse horizontal skylight to global horizontal photon flux ratio. An indicator can show the extent to which the actual conditions vary from standard conditions. Aerosol scattering and absorption properties, diffuse horizontal skylight to global horizontal photon flux ratio, and precipitable water vapor determined on a real-time basis for optical and pressure measurements are also used to generate a computer spectral model and for correcting actual performance response of a photovoltaic device to standard atmospheric optical condition response on a real-time basis as the device is being tested in actual outdoor conditions. 7 figs.

  11. Sandia National Laboratories: Photovoltaic System Model Calibration...

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    Photovoltaic System Model Calibration Using Monitored System Data Sandians Win 'Best Paper' Award at Photovoltaic Conference in Japan On March 4, 2015, in Computational Modeling &...

  12. Users manual for the Acromag calibration system

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    Fordham, C.R.

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes how to use the Acromag calibration system software. It includes the requirements and procedures for operating the ACS.

  13. Ghost Imaging with Blackbody Radiation

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    Yangjian Cai; Shiyao Zhu

    2004-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a theoretical study of ghost imaging by using blackbody radiation source. A Gaussian thin lens equation for the ghost imaging, which depends on both paths, is derived. The dependences of the visibility and quality of the image on the transverse size and temperature of the blackbody are studied. The main differences between the ghost imaging by using the blackbody radiation and by using the entangled photon pairs are image-forming equation, and the visibility and quality of the image

  14. Calibration Systems of the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter

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    Olof Lundberg

    2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    TileCal is the hadronic calorimeter covering the most central region of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. This sampling calorimeter uses iron plates as absorber and plastic scintillating tiles as the active material. A multi-faceted calibration system allows to monitor and equalize the calorimeter response at each stage of the signal production, from scintillation light to digitization. This calibration system is based on signal generation from different sources: a Cs radioactive source, laser light, charge injection and minimum bias events produced in proton-proton collisions. A brief description of the different TileCal calibration systems is given and the latest results on their performance in terms of calibration factors, linearity and stability are presented.

  15. Rotary mode system initial instrument calibration

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    Johns, B.R.

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The attached report contains the vendor calibration procedures used for the initial instrument calibration of the rotary core sampling equipment. The procedures are from approved vendor information files.

  16. Grain Drill Metering Systems and the Need for Calibration

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    Holland, Jeffrey

    Grain Drill Metering Systems and the Need for Calibration Purdue extension ABE-126-W Purdue down an average seed- ing rate. Calibration is often overlooked as a means of im- proving machine performance and controlling input costs. Calibration is simply the process of verifying the rate of delivery

  17. Calibration and Validation of Measurement System

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    +45 98 14 25 55 Hydraulics and Coastal Engineering No. 2 Calibration and Validation of Measurement ......................................................................................................................................11 9. SIPHON TURBINE ......................................................................................................................................12 10. DUMMY TURBINES

  18. Method for in-situ calibration of electrophoretic analysis systems

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    Liu, Changsheng (State College, PA); Zhao, Hequan (State College, PA)

    2005-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrophoretic system having a plurality of separation lanes is provided with an automatic calibration feature in which each lane is separately calibrated. For each lane, the calibration coefficients map a spectrum of received channel intensities onto values reflective of the relative likelihood of each of a plurality of dyes being present. Individual peaks, reflective of the influence of a single dye, are isolated from among the various sets of detected light intensity spectra, and these can be used to both detect the number of dye components present, and also to establish exemplary vectors for the calibration coefficients which may then be clustered and further processed to arrive at a calibration matrix for the system. The system of the present invention thus permits one to use different dye sets to tag DNA nucleotides in samples which migrate in separate lanes, and also allows for in-situ calibration with new, previously unused dye sets.

  19. Numerical Models of Blackbody-Dominated GRBs

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    Cuesta-Martínez, Carlos F; Mimica, Petar; Thöne, Christina C; de Ugarte-Postigo, Antonio

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Blackbody-dominated (BBD) gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are events characterized by the absence of a typical afterglow, long durations and the presence of a significant thermal component following the prompt gamma-ray emission. GRB 101225A (the `Christmas burst') is a prototype of this class. A plausible progenitor system for it, and for the BBD-GRBs, is the merger of a neutron star (NS) and a helium core of an evolved, massive star. Using relativistic hydrodynamic simulations we model the propagation of an ultrarelativistic jet through the enviroment created by such a merger and we compute the whole radiative signature, both thermal and non-thermal, of the jet dynamical evolution. We find that the thermal emission originates from the interaction between the jet and the hydrogen envelope ejected during the NS/He merger.

  20. Calibration CALIBRATION

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    65 Calibration CALIBRATION T. David Reed, Extension Agronomist, Tobacco Proper calibration of both the added expense of over application. Sprayer Calibration The most convenient sprayer calibration procedure is the "1/128th acre" method. The basic principle is to determine the calibration distance to cover 1/128th

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. HIGH-ACCURACY LASER POWER AND ENERGY METER CALIBRATION SYSTEM . . . . . . . . 2

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  2. Plume measurement system (plumes) calibration experiment. Final technical report

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    Lohrmann, A.; Huhta, C.

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Measurement of Entrainment and Transport work unit under the Dredging Research Program's Technical Area 1, entitled' Analysis of Dredged Material Placed in Open Water,' developed the PLUmes MEasurement System (PLUMES) to monitor the transport of suspended sediment from dredging and dredged material disposal operations. This acoustic system can monitor nearly synoptically, both horizontally and vertically. To determine the relationship between PLUMES acoustic measurements and suspended sediment concentrations, a laboratory sediment calibration experiment was conducted. The experiment studied acoustic backscattering from particles equivalent in size to those commonly found at dredging and dredged material disposal sites. These particles were suspended in a calibration chamber built for the study. The experiment showed that backscatterance could be predicted and concentrations calculated using Rayleigh scattering theory and an acoustic calibration of PLUMES. This report describes the experiment and the results of the experiment. Data from each calibration run are presented in the Appendices.

  3. Laser calibration system for the CERES Time Projection Chamber

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    Dariusz Miskowiec; Peter Braun-Munzinger

    2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A Nd:YAG laser was used to simulate charged particle tracks at known positions in the CERES Time Projection Chamber at the CERN SPS. The system was primarily developed to study the response of the readout electronics and to calibrate the electron drift velocity. Further applications were the determination of the gating grid transparency, the chamber position calibration, and long-term monitoring of drift properties of the gas in the detector.

  4. The KamLAND Full-Volume Calibration System

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    KamLAND Collaboration; Berger, B. E.; Busenitz, J.; Classen, T.; Decowski, M. P.; Dwyer, D. A.; Elor, G.; Frank, A.; Freedman, S. J.; Fujikawa, B. K.; Galloway, M.; Gray, F.; Heeger, K. M.; Hsu, L.; Ichimura, K.; Kadel, R.; Keefer, G.; Lendvai, C.; McKee, D.; O'Donnell, T.; Piepke, A.; Steiner, H. M.; Syversrud, D.; Wallig, J.; Winslow, L. A.; Ebihara, T.; Enomoto, S.; Furuno, K.; Gando, Y.; Ikeda, H.; Inoue, K.; Kibe, Y.; Kishimoto, Y.; Koga, M.; Minekawa, Y.; Mitsui, T.; Nakajima, K.; Nakajima, K.; Nakamura, K.; Owada, K.; Shimizu, I.; Shimizu, Y.; Shirai, J.; Suekane, F.; Suzuki, A.; Tamae, K.; Yoshida, S.; Kozlov, A.; Murayama, H.; Grant, C.; Leonard, D. S.; Luk, K.-B.; Jillings, C.; Mauger, C.; McKeown, R. D.; Zhang, C.; Lane, C. E.; Maricic, J.; Miletic, T.; Batygov, M.; Learned, J. G.; Matsuno, S.; Pakvasa, S.; Foster, J.; Horton-Smith, G. A.; Tang, A.; Dazeley, S.; Downum, K. E.; Gratta, G.; Tolich, K.; Bugg, W.; Efremenko, Y.; Kamyshkov, Y.; Perevozchikov, O.; Karwowski, H. J.; Markoff, D. M.; Tornow, W.; Piquemal, F.; Ricol, J.-S.

    2009-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We have successfully built and operated a source deployment system for the KamLAND detector. This system was used to position radioactive sources throughout the delicate 1-kton liquid scintillator volume, while meeting stringent material cleanliness, material compatibility, and safety requirements. The calibration data obtained with this device were used to fully characterize detector position and energy reconstruction biases. As a result, the uncertainty in the size of the detector fiducial volume was reduced by a factor of two. Prior to calibration with this system, the fiducial volume was the largest source of systematic uncertainty in measuring the number of antineutrinos detected by KamLAND. This paper describes the design, operation and performance of this unique calibration system.

  5. An Analysis of Universality in Blackbody Radiation

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    Pierre-Marie Robitaille

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Through the formulation of his law of thermal emission, Kirchhoff conferred upon blackbody radiation the quality of universality [G.Kirchhoff, Annalen der Physik 109, 275 (1860)]. Consequently, modern physics holds that such radiation is independent of the nature and shape of the emitted object. Recently, Kirchhoff's experimental work and theoretical conclusions have been reconsidered [P.M.L. Robitaille, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 31(6), 1263 (2003). In this work, Einstein's derivation of the Planckian relation is reexamined. It is demonstrated that claims of universality in blackbody radiation are invalid.

  6. The Dark Energy Survey Data Processing and Calibration System

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    Mohr, Joseph J; Bertin, Emmanuel; Daues, Gregory E; Desai, Shantanu; Gower, Michelle; Gruendl, Robert; Hanlon, William; Kuropatkin, Nikolay; Lin, Huan; Marriner, John; Petravick, Don; Sevilla, Ignacio; Swanson, Molly; Tomashek, Todd; Tucker, Douglas; Yanny, Brian

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a 5000 deg2 grizY survey reaching characteristic photometric depths of 24th magnitude (10 sigma) and enabling accurate photometry and morphology of objects ten times fainter than in SDSS. Preparations for DES have included building a dedicated 3 deg2 CCD camera (DECam), upgrading the existing CTIO Blanco 4m telescope and developing a new high performance computing (HPC) enabled data management system (DESDM). The DESDM system will be used for processing, calibrating and serving the DES data. The total data volumes are high (~2PB), and so considerable effort has gone into designing an automated processing and quality control system. Special purpose image detrending and photometric calibration codes have been developed to meet the data quality requirements, while survey astrometric calibration, coaddition and cataloging rely on new extensions of the AstrOmatic codes which now include tools for PSF modeling, PSF homogenization, PSF corrected model fitting cataloging and joint mode...

  7. In-situ calibration: migrating control system IP module calibration from the bench to the storage ring

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    Weber, Jonah M.; Chin, Michael

    2002-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Control System for the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) uses in-house designed IndustryPack(registered trademark) (IP) modules contained in compact PCI (cPCI) crates with 16-bit analog I/O to control instrumentation. To make the IP modules interchangeable, each module is calibrated for gain and offset compensation. We initially developed a method of verifying and calibrating the IP modules in a lab bench test environment using a PC with LabVIEW. The subsequent discovery that the ADCs have significant drift characteristics over periods of days of installed operation prompted development of an ''in-situ'' calibration process--one in which the IP modules can be calibrated without removing them from the cPCI crates in the storage ring. This paper discusses the original LabVIEW PC calibration and the migration to the proposed in-situ EPICS control system calibration.

  8. Confinement Vessel Assay System: Calibration and Certification Report

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    Frame, Katherine C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bourne, Mark M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Crooks, William J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Evans, Louise [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gomez, Cipriano [Retired CMR-OPS: OPERATIONS; Mayo, Douglas R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Miko, David K. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Salazar, William R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stange, Sy [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Vigil, Georgiana M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has a number of spherical confinement vessels (CVs) remaining from tests involving nuclear materials. These vessels have an inner diameter of 6 feet with 1 to 2 inch thick steel walls. The goal of the Confinement Vessel Disposition (CVD) project is to remove debris and reduce contamination inside the vessels. The Confinement Vessel Assay System (CVAS) was developed to measure the amount of SNM in CVs before and after cleanout. Prior to cleanout, the system will be used to perform a verification measurement of each vessel. After cleanout, the system will be used to perform safeguards-quality assays of {le} 100-g {sup 239}Pu equivalent in a vessel for safeguards termination. The system was calibrated in three different mass regions (low, medium, and high) to cover the entire plutonium mass range that will be assayed. The low mass calibration and medium mass calibration were verified for material positioned in the center of an empty vessel. The systematic uncertainty due to position bias was estimated using an MCNPX model to simulate the response of the system to material localized at various points along the inner surface of the vessel. The background component due to cosmic ray spallation was determined by performing measurements of an empty vessel and comparing to measurements in the same location with no vessel present. The CVAS has been tested and calibrated in preparation for verification and safeguards measurements of CVs before and after cleanout.

  9. Online Sensor Calibration Assessment in Nuclear Power Systems

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    Coble, Jamie B.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Meyer, Ryan M.; Hashemian, Hash

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Safe, efficient, and economic operation of nuclear systems (nuclear power plants, fuel fabrication and storage, used fuel processing, etc.) relies on transmission of accurate and reliable measurements. During operation, sensors degrade due to age, environmental exposure, and maintenance interventions. Sensor degradation can affect the measured and transmitted signals, including sensor failure, signal drift, sensor response time, etc. Currently, periodic sensor recalibration is performed to avoid these problems. Sensor recalibration activities include both calibration assessment and adjustment (if necessary). In nuclear power plants, periodic recalibration of safety-related sensors is required by the plant technical specifications. Recalibration typically occurs during refueling outages (about every 18 to 24 months). Non-safety-related sensors also undergo recalibration, though not as frequently. However, this approach to maintaining sensor calibration and performance is time-consuming and expensive, leading to unnecessary maintenance, increased radiation exposure to maintenance personnel, and potential damage to sensors. Online monitoring (OLM) of sensor performance is a non-invasive approach to assess instrument calibration. OLM can mitigate many of the limitations of the current periodic recalibration practice by providing more frequent assessment of calibration and identifying those sensors that are operating outside of calibration tolerance limits without removing sensors or interrupting operation. This can support extended operating intervals for unfaulted sensors and target recalibration efforts to only degraded sensors.

  10. System for characterizing semiconductor materials and photovoltaic devices through calibration

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    Sopori, B.L.; Allen, L.C.; Marshall, C.; Murphy, R.C.; Marshall, T.

    1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus are disclosed for measuring characteristics of a piece of material, typically semiconductor materials including photovoltaic devices. The characteristics may include dislocation defect density, grain boundaries, reflectance, external LBIC, internal LBIC, and minority carrier diffusion length. The apparatus includes a light source, an integrating sphere, and a detector communicating with a computer. The measurement or calculation of the characteristics is calibrated to provide accurate, absolute values. The calibration is performed by substituting a standard sample for the piece of material, the sample having a known quantity of one or more of the relevant characteristics. The quantity measured by the system of the relevant characteristic is compared to the known quantity and a calibration constant is created thereby. 44 figs.

  11. System for characterizing semiconductor materials and photovoltaic devices through calibration

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    Sopori, Bhushan L. (Denver, CO); Allen, Larry C. (Arvada, CO); Marshall, Craig (Littleton, CO); Murphy, Robert C. (Golden, CO); Marshall, Todd (Littleton, CO)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for measuring characteristics of a piece of material, typically semiconductor materials including photovoltaic devices. The characteristics may include dislocation defect density, grain boundaries, reflectance, external LBIC, internal LBIC, and minority carrier diffusion length. The apparatus includes a light source, an integrating sphere, and a detector communicating with a computer. The measurement or calculation of the characteristics is calibrated to provide accurate, absolute values. The calibration is performed by substituting a standard sample for the piece of material, the sample having a known quantity of one or more of the relevant characteristics. The quantity measured by the system of the relevant characteristic is compared to the known quantity and a calibration constant is created thereby.

  12. Mass and temperature limits for blackbody radiation

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    Alessandro Pesci

    2006-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A spherically symmetric distribution of classical blackbody radiation is considered, at conditions in which gravitational self-interaction effects become not negligible. Static solutions to Einstein field equations are searched for, for each choice of the assumed central energy density. Spherical cavities at thermodynamic equilibrium, i.e. filled with blackbody radiation, are then studied, in particular for what concerns the relation among the mass M of the ball of radiation contained in them and their temperature at center and at the boundary. For these cavities it is shown, in particular, that: i) there is no absolute limit to M as well to their central and boundary temperatures; ii) when radius R is fixed, however, limits exist both for mass and for boundary energy density rho_B: M temperature) of the ball of radiation.

  13. An accurate continuous calibration system for high voltage current transformer

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    Tong Yue; Li Binhong [College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, Hubei Province (China)

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A continuous calibration system for high voltage current transformers is presented in this paper. The sensor of this system is based on a kind of electronic instrument current transformer, which is a clamp-shape air core coil. This system uses an optical fiber transmission system for its signal transmission and power supply. Finally the digital integrator and fourth-order convolution window algorithm as error calculation methods are realized by the virtual instrument with a personal computer. It is found that this system can calibrate a high voltage current transformer while energized, which means avoiding a long calibrating period in the power system and the loss of power metering expense. At the same time, it has a wide dynamic range and frequency band, and it can achieve a high accuracy measurement in a complex electromagnetic field environment. The experimental results and the on-site operation results presented in the last part of the paper, prove that it can reach the 0.05 accuracy class and is easy to operate on site.

  14. Seismic margins and calibration of piping systems

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    Shieh, L.C.; Tsai, N.C.; Yang, M.S.; Wong, W.L.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Seismic Safety Margins Research Program (SSMRP) is a US Nuclear Regulatory Commission-funded, multiyear program conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Its objective is to develop a complete, fully coupled analysis procedure for estimating the risk of earthquake-induced radioactive release from a commercial nuclear power plant and to determine major contributors to the state-of-the-art seismic and systems analysis process and explicitly includes the uncertainties in such a process. The results will be used to improve seismic licensing requirements for nuclear power plants. In Phase I of SSMRP, the overall seismic risk assessment methodology was developed and assembled. The application of this methodology to the seismic PRA (Probabilistic Risk Assessment) at the Zion Nuclear Power Plant has been documented. This report documents the method deriving response factors. The response factors, which relate design calculated responses to best estimate values, were used in the seismic response determination of piping systems for a simplified seismic probablistic risk assessment. 13 references, 31 figures, 25 tables.

  15. Device for calibrating a radiation detector system

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    Mc Fee, Matthew C. (New Ellenton, SC); Kirkham, Tim J. (Beech Island, SC); Johnson, Tippi H. (Aiken, SC)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A device for testing a radiation detector system that includes at least two arrays of radiation detectors that are movable with respect to each other. The device includes a "shield plate" or shell, and an opposing "source plate" containing a source of ionizing radiation. Guides are attached to the outer surface of the shell for engaging the forward ends of the detectors, thereby reproducibly positioning the detectors with respect to the source and with respect to each other, thereby ensuring that a predetermined portion of the radiation emitted by the source passes through the shell and reaches the detectors. The shell is made of an hydrogenous material having approximately the same radiological attenuation characteristics as composite human tissue. The source represents a human organ such as the lungs, heart, kidneys, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, thyroid, testes, prostate, or ovaries. The source includes a source of ionizing radiation having a long half-life and an activity that is within the range typically searched for in human subjects.

  16. Device for calibrating a radiation detector system

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    McFee, M.C.; Kirkham, T.J.; Johnson, T.H.

    1994-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A device is disclosed for testing a radiation detector system that includes at least two arrays of radiation detectors that are movable with respect to each other. The device includes a ''shield plate'' or shell, and an opposing ''source plate'' containing a source of ionizing radiation. Guides are attached to the outer surface of the shell for engaging the forward ends of the detectors, thereby reproducibly positioning the detectors with respect to the source and with respect to each other, thereby ensuring that a predetermined portion of the radiation emitted by the source passes through the shell and reaches the detectors. The shell is made of an hydrogenous material having approximately the same radiological attenuation characteristics as composite human tissue. The source represents a human organ such as the lungs, heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, pancreas, thyroid, testes, prostate, or ovaries. The source includes a source of ionizing radiation having a long half-life and an activity that is within the range typically searched for in human subjects. 3 figures.

  17. Calibration of broadband active acoustic systems using a single standard spherical target

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    Stanton, Tim

    Calibration of broadband active acoustic systems using a single standard spherical target Timothy K 8 April 2008 When calibrating a broadband active acoustic system with a single standard target the concept of using this echo for calibration in the work of Dragonette et al. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 69, 1186

  18. A Fast Calibration System for SiPM Based Scintillator HCAL Detector

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    Polak, I

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on latest version of the calibration and monitoring system developed for the scintillator tile hadroncalorimeter (AHCAL) for the ILC. System is based on original fast

  19. Auto-Calibration of Cylindrical Multi-Projector Systems Behzad Sajadi

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    Loudon, Catherine

    Auto-Calibration of Cylindrical Multi-Projector Systems Behzad Sajadi Department of Computer of California, Irvine ABSTRACT In this paper we present a novel technique to calibrate multiple ca- sually setup. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first method that can achieve accurate geometric auto-calibration

  20. The Laser Calibration System of the ALICE Time Projection Chamber

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    G. Renault; B. S. Nielsen; J. Westergaard; J. J. Gaardhøje

    2005-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE) is the only experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) dedicated to the study of heavy ion collisions. The Time Projection Chamber (TPC) is the main tracking detector covering the pseudo rapidity range $|\\eta|laser system is to simulate ionizing tracks at predifined positions throughout the drift volume in order to monitor the TPC response to a known source. In particular, the alignment of the read-out chambers will be performed, and variations of the drift velocity due to drift field imperfections can be measured and used as calibration data in the physics data analysis. In this paper we present the design of the pulsed UV laser and optical system, together with the control and monitoring systems.

  1. A Self-Calibrating Remote Control Chemical Monitoring System

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    Jessica Croft

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Susie Mine, part of the Upper Tenmile Mining Area, is located in Rimini, MT about 15 miles southwest of Helena, MT. The Upper Tenmile Creek Mining Area is an EPA Superfund site with 70 abandoned hard rock mines and several residential yards prioritized for clean up. Water from the Susie mine flows into Tenmile Creek from which the city of Helena draws part of its water supply. MSE Technology Applications in Butte, Montana was contracted by the EPA to build a treatment system for the Susie mine effluent and demonstrate a system capable of treating mine waste water in remote locations. The Idaho National Lab was contracted to design, build and demonstrate a low maintenance self-calibrating monitoring system that would monitor multiple sample points, allow remote two-way communications with the control software and allow access to the collected data through a web site. The Automated Chemical Analysis Monitoring (ACAM) system was installed in December 2006. This thesis documents the overall design of the hardware, control software and website, the data collected while MSE-TA’s system was operational, the data collected after MSE-TA’s system was shut down and suggested improvements to the existing system.

  2. Feasibility Studies on a Downstream Injection System for Mu2e Calorimeter Calibration Guangyong Koha

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    Gollin, George

    Feasibility Studies on a Downstream Injection System for Mu2e Calorimeter Calibration Electrons A calibration-electron injection system sited downstream of the calorimeters within the Mu2e detector solenoid directed along the beam axis), progressing downstream over the extent of the stopping target array.1

  3. Designing and testing the neutron source deployment system and calibration plan for a dark matter detector

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    Westerdale, Shawn (Shawn S.)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we designed and tested a calibration and deployment system for the MiniCLEAN dark matter detector. The deployment system uses a computer controlled winch to lower a canister containing a neutron source into ...

  4. The Photomultiplier Tube Calibration System of the MicroBooNE Experiment

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    Conrad, J; Moss, Z; Strauss, T; Toups, M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the design and construction of an LED-based fiber calibration system for large liquid argon time projection detectors. This system was developed to calibrate the optical systems of the MicroBooNE experiment. As well as detailing the materials and installation procedure, we provide technical drawings and specifications so that the system may be easily replicated in future LArTPC detectors.

  5. Calibration Report for the WRAP Facility Gamma Energy Analysis System (104-ND-06-102A)

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    WILLS, C.E.

    2000-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The Waste Receiving And Processing facility (WRAP) adheres to providing gamma-ray spectroscopy instrument calibrations traceable to the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) standard{sup (4)}. The detectors are used to produce quantitative results for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and must meet calibration programmatic calibration goals. Instruments must meet portions of ANSI N42.14, 1978 guide for Germanium detectors. The Non-Destructive Assay (NDA) Gamma Energy Analysis (GEA) utilizes NIST traceable line source standards for the detector system calibrations. The counting configuration is a series of drums containing the line sources and different density filler matrices. The drums are used to develop system efficiencies with respect to density. The efficiency and density correction factors are required for the processing of drummed waste materials of similar densities. The calibration verification is carried out after the calibration is deemed final, by counting a second drum of NIST traceable sources. Three in-depth calibrations have been completed on one of the two systems to date, the first being the system acceptance plan. This report has a secondary function; that being the development of the instrument calibration errors which are to be folded into the Total Instrument Uncertainty document, HNF-4050.

  6. An accurate system for onsite calibration of electronic transformers with digital output

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    Zhi Zhang; Li Hongbin [CEEE of HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China); State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)

    2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Calibration systems with digital output are used to replace conventional calibration systems because of principle diversity and characteristics of digital output of electronic transformers. But precision and unpredictable stability limit their onsite application even development. So fully considering the factors influencing accuracy of calibration system and employing simple but reliable structure, an all-digital calibration system with digital output is proposed in this paper. In complicated calibration environments, precision and dynamic range are guaranteed by A/D converter with 24-bit resolution, synchronization error limit is nanosecond by using the novelty synchronization method. In addition, an error correction algorithm based on the differential method by using two-order Hanning convolution window has good inhibition of frequency fluctuation and inter-harmonics interference. To verify the effectiveness, error calibration was carried out in the State Grid Electric Power Research Institute of China and results show that the proposed system can reach the precision class up to 0.05. Actual onsite calibration shows that the system has high accuracy, and is easy to operate with satisfactory stability.

  7. Calibrating Multi-machine Power System Parameters with the Extended Kalman Filter

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    Kalsi, Karanjit; Sun, Yannan; Huang, Zhenyu; Du, Pengwei; Diao, Ruisheng; Anderson, Kevin K.; Li, Yulan; Lee, Barry

    2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Large-scale renewable resources and novel smart-grid technologies continue to increase the complexity of power systems. As power systems continue to become more complex, accurate modeling for planning and operation becomes a necessity. Inaccurate system models would result in an unreliable assessment of system security conditions and could cause large-scale blackouts. This motivates the need for model parameter calibration, since some or all of the model parameters could be unknown or inaccurate. In this paper, the extended Kalman filter is used to calibrate the parameters of a multi-machine power system. The calibration performance is tested under varying fault locations, parameter errors and measurement noise giving an insight into how many generators and which generators could be difficult to calibrate.

  8. Opticle fibre calibration system and adaptive power supply

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    Cvach, J; Kovalcuk, M; Kvasnicka, J; Polak, I; Smolik, J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We summarize the recent activity of our group in the calibration, monitoring and gain stabilization of photodetectors, primarily silicon photomultipliers, in calorimeters using scintillator as active medium. The task originally solved for the CALICE analog hadron calorimeter founds application in other experiments.

  9. Opticle fibre calibration system and adaptive power supply

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    J. Cvach; M. Janata; M. Kovalcuk; J. Kvasnicka; I. Polak; J. Smolik

    2015-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We summarize the recent activity of our group in the calibration, monitoring and gain stabilization of photodetectors, primarily silicon photomultipliers, in calorimeters using scintillator as active medium. The task originally solved for the CALICE analog hadron calorimeter founds application in other experiments.

  10. Entropy and complexity properties of the d-dimensional blackbody radiation

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    I. V. Toranzo; J. S. Dehesa

    2014-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Space dimensionality is a crucial variable in the analysis of the structure and dynamics of natural systems and phenomena. The dimensionality effects of the blackbody radiation has been the subject of considerable research activity in recent years. These studies are still somewhat fragmentary, pos- ing formidable qualitative and quantitative problems for various scientific and technological areas. In this work we carry out an information-theoretical analysis of the spectral energy density of a d-dimensional blackbody at temperature T by means of various entropy-like quantities (disequilibrium, Shannon entropy, Fisher information) as well as by three (dimensionless) complexity measures (Cr\\'amer-Rao, Fisher-Shannon and LMC). All these frequency-functional quantities are calculated and discussed in terms of temperature and dimensionality. It is shown that all three measures of complexity have an universal character in the sense that they depend neither on temperature nor on the Planck and Boltzmann constants, but only on the the space dimensionality d. Moreover, they decrease when d is increasing; in particular, the values 2.28415, 1.90979 and 1.17685 are found for the Cr\\'amer-Rao, Fisher-Shannon and LMC measures of complexity of the 3-dimensional blackbody radiation, respectively. In addition, beyond the frequency at which the spectral density is maximum (which follows the well-known Wien displacement law), three further characteristic frequencies are defined in terms of the previous entropy quantities; they are shown to obey Wien-like laws. The potential usefulness of these distinctive features of the blackbody spectrum is physically discussed.

  11. Embedded calibration system for the DIII-D Langmuir probe analog fiber optic links

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    Watkins, J. G. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California (United States); Rajpal, R.; Mandaliya, H. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India); Watkins, M.; Boivin, R. L. [General Atomics, San Diego, California (United States)

    2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a generally applicable technique for simultaneously measuring offset and gain of 64 analog fiber optic data links used for the DIII-D fixed Langmuir probes by embedding a reference voltage waveform in the optical transmitted signal before every tokamak shot. The calibrated data channels allow calibration of the power supply control fiber optic links as well. The array of fiber optic links and the embedded calibration system described here makes possible the use of superior modern data acquisition electronics in the control room.

  12. An interpretation of the black-body radiation

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    Shun-ichiro Koh

    2002-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The black-body radiation is reinterpreted in terms of the photon's many-body wave functions in analogy with the condensed matter physics. This interpretation has implications on the wave-particle duality, and on the difference between the photon and the matter wave.

  13. An electronic radiation of blackbody: Cosmic electron background

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    Jian-Miin Liu

    2008-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The Universe owns the electronic radiation of blackbody at temperature 2.725 K, which we call the cosmic electron background. We calculate its radiation spectrum. The energy distribution of number density of electrons in the cosmic electron background becomes zero as energy goes to both zero and infinity. It has one maximum peak near the energy level of 10**(-23) J.

  14. Characterization and calibration of 8-channel E-band heterodyne radiometer system for SST-1 tokamak

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    Siju, Varsha; Kumar, Dharmendra; Shukla, Praveena; Pathak, S. K. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382428 (India)] [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382428 (India)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An 8-channel E-band heterodyne radiometer system (74–86 GHz) is designed, characterized, and calibrated to measure the radial electron temperature profile by measuring Electron Cyclotron Emission spectrum at SST-1 Tokamak. The developed radiometer has a noise equivalent temperature of 1 eV and sensitivity of 5 × 10{sup 9} V/W. In order to precisely measure the absolute value of electron temperature, a calibration measurement of the radiometer system is performed using hot-cold Dicke switch method, which confirms the system linearity.

  15. Calibration of the Joint European Torus energetic ion and alpha particle collective Thomson scattering diagnostic receiver

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    Egedal, Jan

    Calibration of the Joint European Torus energetic ion and alpha particle collective Thomson is calibrated assuming blackbody emission from the torus vacuum vessel ~VV! and using electron cyclotron emission ~ECE!. The 32 receiver channels are absolutely calibrated with a mechanical chopper

  16. Pyrgeometer Calibration for DOE-Atmospheric System Research Program Using NREL Method (Presentation)

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    Reda, I.; Stoffel, T.

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Presented at the DOE-Atmospheric System Research Program, Science Team Meeting, 15-19 March 2010, Bethesda, Maryland. The presentation: Pyrgeometer Calibration for DOE-Atmospheric System Research program using NREL Method - was presented by Ibrahim Reda and Tom Stoffel on March 15, 2010 at the 2010 ASR Science Team Meeting. March 15-19, 2010, Bethesda, Maryland.

  17. Upgrade of the Laser Calibration System for the ATLAS Hadronic Calorimeter TileCal

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    Van Woerden, Marius Cornelis; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present in this contribution the new system for laser calibration of the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter TileCal. The laser system is a part of the three stage calibration apparatus designed to compute the calibration constants of the individual cells of TileCal. The laser system is mainly used to correct for short term (one month) drifts of the readout of the individual cells. A sub-percent accuracy in the control of the calibration constants is required to keep the systematics effects introduced by relative cell miscalibration below the irreducible systematics in determining the parameters of the reconstructed hadronic jets. To achieve this goal in the LHC Run 2 conditions, a new laser system was designed. The architecture of the system is described with details on the new optical line used to distribute laser pulses in each individual detector module and on the new electronics used to drive the laser, to readout the system optical monitors and to interface the system with the Atlas readout, trigger, and slow...

  18. Calibration of the Accuscan II In Vivo System for I-131 Thyroid Counting

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    Orval R. Perry; David L. Georgeson

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the March 2011 calibration of the Accuscan II HpGe In Vivo system for I-131 thyroid counting. The source used for the calibration was an Analytics mixed gamma source 82834-121 distributed in an epoxy matrix in a Wheaton Liquid Scintillation Vial with energies from 88.0 keV to 1836.1 keV. The center of the detectors was position 64-feet from the vault floor. This position places the approximate center line of the detectors at the center line of the source in the thyroid tube. The calibration was performed using an RMC II phantom (Appendix J). Validation testing was performed using a Ba-133 source and an ANSI N44.3 Phantom (Appendix I). This report includes an overview introduction and records for the energy/FWHM and efficiency calibrations including verification counting. The Accuscan II system was successfully calibrated for counting the thyroid for I-131 and verified in accordance with ANSI/HPS N13.30-1996 criteria.

  19. A measurement technique to determine the calibration accuracy of an electromagnetic tracking system to radiation isocenter

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    Litzenberg, Dale W.; Gallagher, Ian; Masi, Kathryn J.; Lee, Choonik; Prisciandaro, Joann I.; Hamstra, Daniel A.; Ritter, Timothy; Lam, Kwok L. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5010 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5010 (United States)

    2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To present and characterize a measurement technique to quantify the calibration accuracy of an electromagnetic tracking system to radiation isocenter.Methods: This technique was developed as a quality assurance method for electromagnetic tracking systems used in a multi-institutional clinical hypofractionated prostate study. In this technique, the electromagnetic tracking system is calibrated to isocenter with the manufacturers recommended technique, using laser-based alignment. A test patient is created with a transponder at isocenter whose position is measured electromagnetically. Four portal images of the transponder are taken with collimator rotations of 45° 135°, 225°, and 315°, at each of four gantry angles (0°, 90°, 180°, 270°) using a 3 × 6 cm{sup 2} radiation field. In each image, the center of the copper-wrapped iron core of the transponder is determined. All measurements are made relative to this transponder position to remove gantry and imager sag effects. For each of the 16 images, the 50% collimation edges are identified and used to find a ray representing the rotational axis of each collimation edge. The 16 collimator rotation rays from four gantry angles pass through and bound the radiation isocenter volume. The center of the bounded region, relative to the transponder, is calculated and then transformed to tracking system coordinates using the transponder position, allowing the tracking system's calibration offset from radiation isocenter to be found. All image analysis and calculations are automated with inhouse software for user-independent accuracy. Three different tracking systems at two different sites were evaluated for this study.Results: The magnitude of the calibration offset was always less than the manufacturer's stated accuracy of 0.2 cm using their standard clinical calibration procedure, and ranged from 0.014 to 0.175 cm. On three systems in clinical use, the magnitude of the offset was found to be 0.053 ± 0.036, 0.121 ± 0.023, and 0.093 ± 0.013 cm.Conclusions: The method presented here provides an independent technique to verify the calibration of an electromagnetic tracking system to radiation isocenter. The calibration accuracy of the system was better than the 0.2 cm accuracy stated by the manufacturer. However, it should not be assumed to be zero, especially for stereotactic radiation therapy treatments where planning target volume margins are very small.

  20. A ber-optic based calibration system for the High Resolution Fly's Eye

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    A ber-optic based calibration system for the High Resolution Fly's Eye cosmic ray observatory J, 800 Yale Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131-1156 Abstract This article describes the ber-optic based: Highest energy cosmic rays Fly's Eye Experiment HiRes YAG Laser Fiber-optics PMT PACS: 95.45.+i 95.85.Ls

  1. Wavelength and power monitoring of DWDM systems using scanning FP filter calibrated with a FP laser

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    Wai, Ping-kong Alexander

    Wavelength and power monitoring of DWDM systems using scanning F­P filter calibrated with a F, Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR , People's Republic of China c Division

  2. Method and system for calibrating acquired spectra for use in spectral analysis

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    Reber, Edward L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rohde, Kenneth W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Blackwood, Larry G. (Bozeman, MT)

    2010-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for calibrating acquired spectra for use in spectral analysis includes performing Gaussian peak fitting to spectra acquired by a plurality of NaI detectors to define peak regions. A Na and annihilation doublet may be located among the peak regions. A predetermined energy level may be applied to one of the peaks in the doublet and a location of a hydrogen peak may be predicted based on the location of at least one of the peaks of the doublet. Control systems for calibrating spectra are also disclosed.

  3. Sensitivity of blackbody effective emissivity to wavelength and temperature: By genetic algorithm

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    Ejigu, E. K.; Liedberg, H. G. [National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA), Private Bag X34, Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, 0040 (South Africa)] [National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA), Private Bag X34, Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, 0040 (South Africa)

    2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A variable-temperature blackbody (VTBB) is used to calibrate an infrared radiation thermometer (pyrometer). The effective emissivity (?{sub eff}) of a VTBB is dependent on temperature and wavelength other than the geometry of the VTBB. In the calibration process the effective emissivity is often assumed to be constant within the wavelength and temperature range. There are practical situations where the sensitivity of the effective emissivity needs to be known and correction has to be applied. We present a method using a genetic algorithm to investigate the sensitivity of the effective emissivity to wavelength and temperature variation. Two matlab® programs are generated: the first to model the radiance temperature calculation and the second to connect the model to the genetic algorithm optimization toolbox. The effective emissivity parameter is taken as a chromosome and optimized at each wavelength and temperature point. The difference between the contact temperature (reading from a platinum resistance thermometer or liquid in glass thermometer) and radiance temperature (calculated from the ?{sub eff} values) is used as an objective function where merit values are calculated and best fit ?{sub eff} values selected. The best fit ?{sub eff} values obtained as a solution show how sensitive they are to temperature and wavelength parameter variation. Uncertainty components that arise from wavelength and temperature variation are determined based on the sensitivity analysis. Numerical examples are considered for illustration.

  4. Portable Gathering System for Monitoring and Online Calibration at ATLAS

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    Conde-Muíño, P; Dos Anjos, A; Baines, J T M; Bee, C P; Biglietti, M; Bogaerts, J A C; Boisvert, V; Bosman, M; Caron, B; Casado, M P; Cataldi, G; Cavalli, D; Cervetto, M; Comune, G; De Santo, A; Díaz-Gómez, M; Dosil, M; Ellis, Nick; Emeliyanov, D; Epp, B; Falciano, S; Farilla, A; George, S; Ghete, V M; González, S; Grothe, M; Kabana, S; Khomich, A; Kilvington, G; Konstantinidis, N P; Kootz, A; Lowe, A; Luminari, L; Maeno, T; Masik, J; Di Mattia, A; Meessen, C; Mello, A G; Merino, G; Moore, R; Morettini, P; Negri, A; Nikitin, N V; Nisati, A; Padilla, C; Panikashvili, N; Parodi, F; Pérez-Réale, V; Pinfold, J L; Pinto, P; Qian, Z; Resconi, S; Rosati, S; Sánchez, C; Santamarina-Rios, C; Scannicchio, D A; Schiavi, C; Segura, E; De Seixas, J M; Sivoklokov, S Yu; Soluk, R A; Stefanidis, E; Sushkov, S; Sutton, M; Tapprogge, Stefan; Thomas, E; Touchard, F; Venda-Pinto, B; Vercesi, V; Werner, P; Wheeler, S; Wickens, F J; Wiedenmann, W; Wielers, M; Zobernig, G; Computing In High Energy Physics

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the runtime of any experiment, a central monitoring system that detects problems as soon as they appear has an essential role. In a large experiment, like ATLAS, the online data acquisition system is distributed across the nodes of large farms, each of them running several processes that analyse a fraction of the events. In this architecture, it is necessary to have a central process that collects all the monitoring data from the different nodes, produces full statistics histograms and analyses them. In this paper we present the design of such a system, called the gatherer. It allows to collect any monitoring object, such as histograms, from the farm nodes, from any process in the DAQ, trigger and reconstruction chain. It also adds up the statistics, if required, and processes user defined algorithms in order to analyse the monitoring data. The results are sent to a centralized display, that shows the information online, and to the archiving system, triggering alarms in case of problems. The innovation...

  5. Test of candidate light distributors for the muon (g$-$2) laser calibration system

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    A. Anastasi; D. Babusci; F. Baffigi; G. Cantatore; D. Cauz; G. Corradi; S. Dabagov; G. Di Sciascio; R. Di Stefano; C. Ferrari; A. T. Fienberg; A. Fioretti; L. Fulgentini; C. Gabbanini; L. A. Gizzi; D. Hampai; D. W. Hertzog; M. Iacovacci; M. Karuza; J. Kaspar; P. Koester; L. Labate; S. Mastroianni; D. Moricciani; G. Pauletta; L. Santi; G. Venanzoni

    2015-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The new muon (g-2) experiment E989 at Fermilab will be equipped with a laser calibration system for all the 1296 channels of the calorimeters. An integrating sphere and an alternative system based on an engineered diffuser have been considered as possible light distributors for the experiment. We present here a detailed comparison of the two based on temporal response, spatial uniformity, transmittance and time stability.

  6. Test of candidate light distributors for the muon (g$-$2) laser calibration system

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    Anastasi, A; Baffigi, F; Cantatore, G; Cauz, D; Corradi, G; Dabagov, S; Di Sciascio, G; Di Stefano, R; Ferrari, C; Fienberg, A T; Fioretti, A; Fulgentini, L; Gabbanini, C; Gizzi, L A; Hampai, D; Hertzog, D W; Iacovacci, M; Karuza, M; Kaspar, J; Koester, P; Labate, L; Mastroianni, S; Moricciani, D; Pauletta, G; Santi, L; Venanzoni, G

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The new muon (g-2) experiment E989 at Fermilab will be equipped with a laser calibration system for all the 1296 channels of the calorimeters. An integrating sphere and an alternative system based on an engineered diffuser have been considered as possible light distributors for the experiment. We present here a detailed comparison of the two based on temporal response, spatial uniformity, transmittance and time stability.

  7. Measurements of Martin-Puplett Interferometer Limitations using Blackbody Source

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    Evtushenko, Pavel E. [JLAB; Klopf, John M. [JLAB

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Frequency domain measurements with Martin-Puplett interferometer is one of a few techniques capable of bunch length measurements at the level of ~ 100 fs. As the bunch length becomes shorter, it is important to know and be able to measure the limitations of the instrument in terms of shortest measurable bunch length. In this paper we describe an experiment using a blackbody source with the modified Martin-Puplett interferometer that is routine- ly used for bunch length measurements at the JLab FEL, as a way to estimate the shortest, measurable bunch length. The limitation comes from high frequency cut-off of the wire-grid polarizer currently used and is estimated to be 50 fs RMS. The measurements are made with the same Golay cell detector that is used for beam measure- ments. We demonstrate that, even though the blackbody source is many orders of magnitude less bright than the coherent transition or synchrotron radiation, it can be used for the measurements and gives a very good signal to noise ratio in combination with lock-in detection. We also compare the measurements made in air and in vacuum to characterize the very strong effect of the atmospheric absorption.

  8. High speed infrared radiation thermometer, system, and method

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    Markham, James R. (Middlefield, CT)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The high-speed radiation thermometer has an infrared measurement wavelength band that is matched to the infrared wavelength band of near-blackbody emittance of ceramic components and ceramic thermal barrier coatings used in turbine engines. It is comprised of a long wavelength infrared detector, a signal amplifier, an analog-to-digital converter, an optical system to collect radiation from the target, an optical filter, and an integral reference signal to maintain a calibrated response. A megahertz range electronic data acquisition system is connected to the radiation detector to operate on raw data obtained. Because the thermometer operates optimally at 8 to 12 .mu.m, where emittance is near-blackbody for ceramics, interferences to measurements performed in turbine engines are minimized. The method and apparatus are optimized to enable mapping of surface temperatures on fast moving ceramic elements, and the thermometer can provide microsecond response, with inherent self-diagnostic and calibration-correction features.

  9. The low-temperature energy calibration system for the CUORE bolometer array

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    S. Sangiorgio; L. M. Ejzak; K. M. Heeger; R. H. Maruyama; A. Nucciotti; M. Olcese; T. S. Wise; A. L. Woodcraft

    2009-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The CUORE experiment will search for neutrinoless double beta decay (0nDBD) of 130Te using an array of 988 TeO_2 bolometers operated at 10 mK in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy). The detector is housed in a large cryogen-free cryostat cooled by pulse tubes and a high-power dilution refrigerator. The TeO_2 bolometers measure the event energies, and a precise and reliable energy calibration is critical for the successful identification of candidate 0nDBD and background events. The detector calibration system under development is based on the insertion of 12 gamma-sources that are able to move under their own weight through a set of guide tubes that route them from deployment boxes on the 300K flange down into position in the detector region inside the cryostat. The CUORE experiment poses stringent requirements on the maximum heat load on the cryostat, material radiopurity, contamination risk and the ability to fully retract the sources during normal data taking. Together with the integration into a unique cryostat, this requires careful design and unconventional solutions. We present the design, challenges, and expected performance of this low-temperature energy calibration system.

  10. A steerable UV laser system for the calibration of liquid argon time projection chambers

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    A. Ereditato; I. Kreslo; M. Lüthi; C. Rudolf von Rohr; M. Schenk; T. Strauss; M. Weber; M. Zeller

    2014-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A number of liquid argon time projection chambers (LAr TPC's) are being build or are proposed for neutrino experiments on long- and short baseline beams. For these detectors a distortion in the drift field due to geometrical or physics reasons can affect the reconstruction of the events. Depending on the TPC geometry and electric drift field intensity this distortion could be of the same magnitude as the drift field itself. Recently, we presented a method to calibrate the drift field and correct for these possible distortions. While straight cosmic ray muon tracks could be used for calibration, multiple coulomb scattering and momentum uncertainties allow only a limited resolution. A UV laser instead can create straight ionization tracks in liquid argon, and allows one to map the drift field along different paths in the TPC inner volume. Here we present a UV laser feed-through design with a steerable UV mirror immersed in liquid argon that can point the laser beam at many locations through the TPC. The straight ionization paths are sensitive to drift field distortions, a fit of these distortion to the linear optical path allows to extract the drift field, by using these laser tracks along the whole TPC volume one can obtain a 3D drift field map. The UV laser feed-through assembly is a prototype of the system that will be used for the MicroBooNE experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL).

  11. Wide Area Camera Calibration Using Virtual Calibration Objects

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    Stanford University

    Wide Area Camera Calibration Using Virtual Calibration Objects Xing Chen, James Davis, Philipp}@graphics.stanford.edu Abstract This paper introduces a method to calibrate a wide area system of unsynchronized cameras construction of a large calibration object. The user need only wave an identifiable point in front of all

  12. An accurate online calibration system based on combined clamp-shape coil for high voltage electronic current transformers

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    Li, Zhen-hua; Li, Hong-bin; Zhang, Zhi [CEEE of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China) [CEEE of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China); State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Electronic transformers are widely used in power systems because of their wide bandwidth and good transient performance. However, as an emerging technology, the failure rate of electronic transformers is higher than that of traditional transformers. As a result, the calibration period needs to be shortened. Traditional calibration methods require the power of transmission line be cut off, which results in complicated operation and power off loss. This paper proposes an online calibration system which can calibrate electronic current transformers without power off. In this work, the high accuracy standard current transformer and online operation method are the key techniques. Based on the clamp-shape iron-core coil and clamp-shape air-core coil, a combined clamp-shape coil is designed as the standard current transformer. By analyzing the output characteristics of the two coils, the combined clamp-shape coil can achieve verification of the accuracy. So the accuracy of the online calibration system can be guaranteed. Moreover, by employing the earth potential working method and using two insulating rods to connect the combined clamp-shape coil to the high voltage bus, the operation becomes simple and safe. Tests in China National Center for High Voltage Measurement and field experiments show that the proposed system has a high accuracy of up to 0.05 class.

  13. System for photometric calibration of optoelectronic imaging devices especially streak cameras

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    Boni, Robert; Jaanimagi, Paul

    2003-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for the photometric calibration of streak cameras and similar imaging devices provides a precise knowledge of the camera's flat-field response as well as a mapping of the geometric distortions. The system provides the flat-field response, representing the spatial variations in the sensitivity of the recorded output, with a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) greater than can be achieved in a single submicrosecond streak record. The measurement of the flat-field response is carried out by illuminating the input slit of the streak camera with a signal that is uniform in space and constant in time. This signal is generated by passing a continuous wave source through an optical homogenizer made up of a light pipe or pipes in which the illumination typically makes several bounces before exiting as a spatially uniform source field. The rectangular cross-section of the homogenizer is matched to the usable photocathode area of the streak tube. The flat-field data set is obtained by using a slow streak ramp that may have a period from one millisecond (ms) to ten seconds (s), but may be nominally one second in duration. The system also provides a mapping of the geometric distortions, by spatially and temporarily modulating the output of the homogenizer and obtaining a data set using the slow streak ramps. All data sets are acquired using a CCD camera and stored on a computer, which is used to calculate all relevant corrections to the signal data sets. The signal and flat-field data sets are both corrected for geometric distortions prior to applying the flat-field correction. Absolute photometric calibration is obtained by measuring the output fluence of the homogenizer with a "standard-traceable" meter and relating that to the CCD pixel values for a self-corrected flat-field data set.

  14. Towards a full Atmospheric Calibration system for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

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    Doro, M; Blanch, O; Font, LL; Garrido, D; Lopez-Oramas, A

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The current generation of Cherenkov telescopes is mainly limited in their gamma-ray energy and flux reconstruction by uncertainties in the determination of atmospheric parameters. The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) aims to provide high-precision data extending the duty cycle as much as possible. To reach this goal, it is necessary to continuously and precisely monitor the atmosphere by means of remote-sensing devices, which are able to provide altitude-resolved and wavelength-dependent extinction factors, sensitive up to the tropopause and higher. Raman LIDARs are currently the best suited technology to achieve this goal with one single instrument. However, the synergy with other instruments like radiometers, solar and stellar photometers, all-sky cameras, and possibly radio-sondes is desirable in order to provide more precise and accurate results, and allows for weather forecasts and now-casts. In this contribution, we will discuss the need and features of such multifaceted atmospheric calibration systems.

  15. Calibration and Data Quality systems of the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter during the LHC Run-I operations

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    Zenis, Tibor; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Tile Calorimeter is the hadronic calorimeter covering the central region of the ATLAS detector at the LHC. It consists of thin steel plates and scintillating tiles. Wavelength shifting fibres coupled to the tiles collect the produced light and are read out by photomultiplier tubes. The calibration scheme of the Tile Calorimeter comprises Cs radioactive source, laser and charge injection systems. Each stage of the signal production of the calorimeter from scintillation light to digitization is monitored and equalized. Description of the different TileCal calibration systems as well as the results on their performance in terms of calibration factors, linearity and stability are given. The data quality procedures and data quality efficiency of the Tile Calorimeter during the LHC data-taking period are presented as well.

  16. Instructions for calibrating gamma detectors using the Canberra-Nuclear Data Genie Gamma Spectroscopy System

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    Brunk, J.L.

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A straight forward protocol provides a way to guide the calibration of a gamma detector for a particular geometry and material. Several programs have used the Low Level Gamma Counting Facility of the Health and Ecological Assessment Division of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to count a variety of large environmental samples contained in several unique geometries. The equipment and calibration requirements needed to analyze these types of samples are explained. This document describes the calibration protocol that has been developed and describes how it is used to calibrate the detectors.

  17. Optimization of the Calibration for an Internal Combustion Engine Management System Using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    Optimization of the Calibration for an Internal Combustion Engine Management System Using Multi, the level of complexity of internal combustion engines is increasing steadily and the number of these problems, almost since the advent of electronics control of internal combustion engines, finding a way

  18. DEVELOPMENT AND CALIBRATION OF A TWO-DYE FLUORESCENCE SYSTEM FOR USE IN TWO-PHASE MICRO FLOW THERMOMETRY

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    Hidrovo, Carlos H.

    The increasing need for more effective cooling in electronic devices has led to research into the useDEVELOPMENT AND CALIBRATION OF A TWO-DYE FLUORESCENCE SYSTEM FOR USE IN TWO-PHASE MICRO FLOW and modeling of two- phase cooling strategies in micro-scale geometries. In order to verify these models

  19. Definitions Calibration

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    Weinberger, Hans

    Definitions Calibration Parameter Dynamics Monte Carlo Simulation Concluding Remarks Using the SABR Model Jason Vinar Ameriprise Workshop 2012 Jason Vinar Using the SABR Model #12;Definitions Calibration which attempts to capture the volatility smile. This project will consist of Calibrating the SABR model

  20. Neutron star blackbody contraction during flaring in X1624-490

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    M. Balucinska-Church; R. Barnard; M. J. Church; A. P. Smale

    2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results of an investigation of the physical changes taking place in the emission regions of the LMXB X1624-490 during strong flaring in RXTE observations. Based on the detailed light curve, we propose that the flaring consists of a superposition of X-ray bursts. It is shown that major changes take place in the blackbody emission component, the temperature kT_BB increasing to ~2.2 keV in flaring. Remarkably, the blackbody area decreases by a factor of ~5 in flaring. During flare evolution, the blackbody luminosity remains approximately constant, constituting a previously unknown Eddington limiting effect which we propose is due to radiation pressure of the blackbody as kT_BB increases affecting the inner disk or accretion flow resulting in a decreased emitting area on the star. We argue that the large decrease in area cannot be explained in terms of modification of the blackbody spectrum by electron scattering in the atmosphere of the neutron star. The height of the emitting region on the non-flaring neutron star is shown to agree with the height of the inner radiatively-supported disk as found for sources in the ASCA survey of LMXB of Church & Balucinska-Church (2001). The decrease in height during flaring is discussed in terms of possible models, including radial accretion flow onto the stellar surface and the theory of accretion flow spreading on the neutron star surface of Inogamov & Sunyaev (1999). We demonstrate that the intensity of the broad iron line at 6.4 keV is strongly correlated with the luminosity of the blackbody emission from the neutron star, and discuss the probable origin of this line in the ADC. Finally, possible reasons for non-detection of a reflection component in this source, and LMXB in general, are discussed.

  1. The energy distribution of atoms in the field of thermal blackbody radiation

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    F. V. Prigara

    2002-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the principle of detailed balance and the assumption on the absorption cross-section consistent with available astrophysical data, we obtain the energy distribution of atoms in the field of thermal blackbody radiation and show that this distribution diverges from the Boltzmann law.

  2. Calibration Requirements and Procedures for

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    Tuceryan, Mihran

    Calibration Requirements and Procedures for Augmented Reality Mihran Tuceryan Douglas S. Greer Ross Graphics, Sept 1995) Calibration Requirements and Procedures for Augmented Reality Mihran Tuceryan Douglas of calibration procedures are necessary so that the location and parameters of each of the system components

  3. Sensitivity calibration of an imaging extreme ultraviolet spectrometer-detector system for determining the efficiency of broadband extreme ultraviolet sources

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    Fuchs, S.; Roedel, C.; Bierbach, J.; Paz, A. E.; Foerster, E.; Paulus, G. G. [Institute of Optics und Quantum Electronics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany); Helmholtz-Institute Jena (Germany); Krebs, M. [Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany); Haedrich, S.; Limpert, J. [Helmholtz-Institute Jena (Germany); Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany); Kuschel, S.; Wuensche, M.; Hilbert, V.; Zastrau, U. [Institute of Optics und Quantum Electronics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany)

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the absolute sensitivity calibration of an extreme ultraviolet (XUV) spectrometer system that is frequently employed to study emission from short-pulse laser experiments. The XUV spectrometer, consisting of a toroidal mirror and a transmission grating, was characterized at a synchrotron source in respect of the ratio of the detected to the incident photon flux at photon energies ranging from 15.5 eV to 99 eV. The absolute calibration allows the determination of the XUV photon number emitted by laser-based XUV sources, e.g., high-harmonic generation from plasma surfaces or in gaseous media. We have demonstrated high-harmonic generation in gases and plasma surfaces providing 2.3 {mu}W and {mu}J per harmonic using the respective generation mechanisms.

  4. The influence of the spectral emissivity of flat-plate calibrators on the calibration of IR thermometers

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    Cárdenas-García, D.; Méndez-Lango, E. [Centro Nacional de Metrología, CENAM Km 4.5 Carretera a los Cués, El Marqués, Querétaro, 76246 (Mexico)] [Centro Nacional de Metrología, CENAM Km 4.5 Carretera a los Cués, El Marqués, Querétaro, 76246 (Mexico)

    2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Flat Calibrators (FC) are an option for calibration of infrared thermometers (IT) with a fixed large target. FCs are neither blackbodies, nor gray-bodies; their spectral emissivity is lower than one and depends on wavelength. Nevertheless they are used as gray-bodies with a nominal emissivity value. FCs can be calibrated radiometrically using as reference a calibrated IR thermometer (RT). If an FC will be used to calibrate ITs that work in the same spectral range as the RT then its calibration is straightforward: the actual FC spectral emissivity is not required. This result is valid for any given fixed emissivity assessed to the FC. On the other hand, when the RT working spectral range does not match with that of the ITs to be calibrated with the FC then it is required to know the FC spectral emissivity as part of the calibration process. For this purpose, at CENAM, we developed an experimental setup to measure spectral emissivity in the infrared spectral range, based on a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. Not all laboratories have emissivity measurement capability in the appropriate wavelength and temperature ranges to obtain the spectral emissivity. Thus, we present an estimation of the error introduced when the spectral range of the RT used to calibrate an FC and the spectral ranges of the ITs to be calibrated with the FC do not match. Some examples are developed for the cases when RT and IT spectral ranges are [8,13] ?m and [8,14] ?m respectively.

  5. Neutron monitoring systems including gamma thermometers and methods of calibrating nuclear instruments using gamma thermometers

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    Moen, Stephan Craig; Meyers, Craig Glenn; Petzen, John Alexander; Foard, Adam Muhling

    2012-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of calibrating a nuclear instrument using a gamma thermometer may include: measuring, in the instrument, local neutron flux; generating, from the instrument, a first signal proportional to the neutron flux; measuring, in the gamma thermometer, local gamma flux; generating, from the gamma thermometer, a second signal proportional to the gamma flux; compensating the second signal; and calibrating a gain of the instrument based on the compensated second signal. Compensating the second signal may include: calculating selected yield fractions for specific groups of delayed gamma sources; calculating time constants for the specific groups; calculating a third signal that corresponds to delayed local gamma flux based on the selected yield fractions and time constants; and calculating the compensated second signal by subtracting the third signal from the second signal. The specific groups may have decay time constants greater than 5.times.10.sup.-1 seconds and less than 5.times.10.sup.5 seconds.

  6. NIST Calibration Program Calibration Services Users Guide

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    NIST Calibration Program Calibration Services Users Guide SP 250 Appendix Fee Schedule 2011 Calibration Services: Dimensional Mechanical Thermodynamic Optical Radiation Ionizing Radiation...................................................................................................................... 7 Reports of Calibration/Test Results

  7. A Possible Anisotropy in Blackbody Radiation Viewed through Non-uniform Gaseous Matter

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    Ray-Dastidar, T K

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A non-local gauge symmetry of a complex scalar field, which can be trivially extended to spinor fields, was demonstrated in a recent paper (Mod.Phys.Lett. A13, 1265 (1998) ; hep-th/9902020). The corresponding covariant Lagrangian density yielded a new, non-local Quantum Electrodynamics. In the present paper it is shown that as a consequence of this new QED, a blackbody radiation viewed through gaseous matter appears to show a slight deviation from the Planck formula, and we propose an experimental test to check this effect. We also show that a non-uniformity in this gaseous matter distribution leads to an (apparent) spatial anisotropy in the blackbody radiation.

  8. Trust Calibration for Automated Decision Aids

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    McShea, Daniel W.

    March 2010 Trust Calibration for Automated Decision Aids Project Leads Maranda McBride, PhD, North in a system is poorly calibrated. "Calibration" is a term used to describe the process by which automated such as homeland security. Therefore, it is imperative that DMs' trust be calibrated so that they effectively use

  9. Internet-based calibration of a multifunction calibrator

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    BUNTING BACA,LISA A.; DUDA JR.,LEONARD E.; WALKER,RUSSELL M.; OLDHAM,NILE; PARKER,MARK

    2000-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A new way of providing calibration services is evolving which employs the Internet to expand present capabilities and make the calibration process more interactive. Sandia National Laboratories and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are collaborating to set up and demonstrate a remote calibration of multifunction calibrators using this Internet-based technique that is becoming known as e-calibration. This paper describes the measurement philosophy and the Internet resources that can provide real-time audio/video/data exchange, consultation and training, as well as web-accessible test procedures, software and calibration reports. The communication system utilizes commercial hardware and software that should be easy to integrate into most calibration laboratories.

  10. Calibrated Properties Model

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    C. Ahlers; H. Liu

    2000-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this Analysis/Model Report (AMR) is to document the Calibrated Properties Model that provides calibrated parameter sets for unsaturated zone (UZ) flow and transport process models for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP). This work was performed in accordance with the ''AMR Development Plan for U0035 Calibrated Properties Model REV00. These calibrated property sets include matrix and fracture parameters for the UZ Flow and Transport Model (UZ Model), drift seepage models, drift-scale and mountain-scale coupled-processes models, and Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) models as well as Performance Assessment (PA) and other participating national laboratories and government agencies. These process models provide the necessary framework to test conceptual hypotheses of flow and transport at different scales and predict flow and transport behavior under a variety of climatic and thermal-loading conditions.

  11. Management of post-mining large-scale ground failures: blast swarms field experiment for calibration of permanent microseismic early-warning systems

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    for calibration of permanent microseismic early-warning systems I. Contrucci (1), E. Klein (1), P. Bigarré (1), A, microseismicity, early warning system, 3D location, velocity model 1. Introduction In the Lorraine area of Eastern-time microseismic monitoring systems are being installed. The objective is to detect remote rock mass fracturing

  12. Manure Spreader Calibration Manure Spreader CalibrationManure Spreader Calibration

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    Guiltinan, Mark

    Manure Spreader Calibration Manure Spreader CalibrationManure Spreader Calibration Nutrient State Crop & Soil Sciences 717-394-6851 jmartin@psu.edu #12;Manure Spreader Calibration Nutrient Webinar ­ February 16, 2011 the plan · Planned manure application rates #12;Manure Spreader Calibration

  13. Quasi-static displacement calibration system for a “Violin-Mode” shadow-sensor intended for Gravitational Wave detector suspensions

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    Lockerbie, N. A.; Tokmakov, K. V. [SUPA (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance), Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, 107 Rottenrow, Glasgow G4 0NG (United Kingdom)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the design of, and results from, a calibration system for optical linear displacement (shadow) sensors. The shadow sensors were designed to detect “Violin-Mode” (VM) resonances in the 0.4 mm diameter silica fibre suspensions of the test masses/mirrors of Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory gravitational wave interferometers. Each sensor illuminated the fibre under test, so as to cast its narrow shadow onto a “synthesized split photodiode” detector, the shadow falling over adjacent edges of the paired photodiodes. The apparatus described here translated a vertically orientated silica test fibre horizontally through a collimated Near InfraRed illuminating beam, whilst simultaneously capturing the separate DC “shadow notch” outputs from each of the paired split photodiode detectors. As the ratio of AC to DC photocurrent sensitivities to displacement was known, a calibration of the DC response to quasi-static shadow displacement allowed the required AC sensitivity to vibrational displacement to be found. Special techniques are described for generating the required constant scan rate for the test fibre using a DC motor-driven stage, for removing “jitter” at such low translation rates from a linear magnetic encoder, and so for capturing the two shadow-notch signals at each micrometre of the test fibre's travel. Calibration, across the four detectors of this work, gave a vibrational responsivity in voltage terms of (9.45 ± 1.20) MV (rms)/m, yielding a VM displacement sensitivity of (69 ± 13) pm (rms)/?Hz, at 500 Hz, over the required measuring span of ±0.1 mm.

  14. Blackbody material

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    Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Hamby, Jr., Clyde (Harriman, TN); Akerman, M. Alfred (Knoxville, TN); Trivelpiece, Alvin W. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A light emitting article comprises a composite of carbon-bonded carbon fibers, prepared by: blending carbon fibers with a carbonizable organic powder to form a mixture; dispersing the mixture into an aqueous slurry; vacuum molding the aqueous slurry to form a green article; drying and curing the green article to form a cured article; and, carbonizing the cured article at a temperature of at least about 1000.degree. C. to form a carbon-bonded carbon fiber light emitting composite article having a bulk density less than 1 g/cm.sup.3.

  15. Calibration of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network using Aircraft Profile Data

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    Wunch, Debra

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Date: 26 May 2010 Calibration of the Total Carbon Columnsite description and calibration against in situ aircraftrep. , Scripps ref- erence gas calibration system for carbon

  16. HAWC Timing Calibration

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    Huentemeyer, Petra; Dingus, Brenda

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Experiment is a second-generation highsensitivity gamma-ray and cosmic-ray detector that builds on the experience and technology of the Milagro observatory. Like Milagro, HAWC utilizes the water Cherenkov technique to measure extensive air showers. Instead of a pond filled with water (as in Milagro) an array of closely packed water tanks is used. The event direction will be reconstructed using the times when the PMTs in each tank are triggered. Therefore, the timing calibration will be crucial for reaching an angular resolution as low as 0.25 degrees.We propose to use a laser calibration system, patterned after the calibration system in Milagro. Like Milagro, the HAWC optical calibration system will use ~1 ns laser light pulses. Unlike Milagro, the PMTs are optically isolated and require their own optical fiber calibration. For HAWC the laser light pulses will be directed through a series of optical fan-outs and fibers to illuminate the PMTs in approximately one half o...

  17. The Blackbody Radiation Laws in the $ \\textrm{AdS}_5 \\times {\\cal S}^5 $ Spacetime

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    Ramaton Ramos; Henrique Boschi Filho

    2014-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In the footsteps of our previous work \\cite{RamatonBoschi} we generalize the Stefan-Boltzmann and Wien's displacement laws for the $ \\textrm{AdS}_5 \\times {\\cal S}^5 $ spacetime, the background of the AdS/CFT correspondence foremost realization. Our results take into account the $ \\textrm{AdS}_5 \\times {\\cal S}^5 $ full dimensionality in the electromagnetic field $A^{\\mu}$ wave equation, which yields the higher-dimensional blackbody characteristic features suggested in literature. In particular, the total radiated power and the spectral radiancy match the original Stefan-Boltzmann and Wien's displacement laws in the low-energy regime up to available experimental data.

  18. Calibration of the University of North Dakota's Citation

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    Delene, David J.

    Calibration of the University of North Dakota's Citation Aircraft Wind System David J. Delene;Calibration Procedure Heading Angle Offset (hoffset_cal) Alpha Angle Calibration (alpha_cal) Beta Angle Calibration (beta_cal) Pitot Pressure Calbiration (wind_cal) The wind calibration procedure involves first

  19. Calibration of Muon Reconstruction Algorithms Using an External Muon Tracking System at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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    SNO Collaboration

    2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    To help constrain the algorithms used in reconstructing high-energy muon events incident on the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), a muon tracking system was installed. The system consisted of four planes of wire chambers, which were triggered by scintillator panels. The system was integrated with SNO's main data acquisition system and took data for a total of 95 live days. Using cosmic-ray events reconstructed in both the wire chambers and in SNO's water Cherenkov detector, the external muon tracking system was able to constrain the uncertainty on the muon direction to better than 0.6 degrees.

  20. CAMI-AFT: A SCIENTIFIC FIELD EXPERIMENT TO CALIBRATE REAL-TIME MONITORING SYSTEMS DEDICATED TO THE MANAGEMENT OF POST-MINING

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    CAMI-AFT: A SCIENTIFIC FIELD EXPERIMENT TO CALIBRATE REAL-TIME MONITORING SYSTEMS DEDICATED the source energy to the sensor energy. KEYWORDS: Microseismic monitoring, Post-mining risks. RESUME : les TO THE MANAGEMENT OF POST-MINING RISKS CONTRUCCI Isabelle1 , KLEIN Emmanuelle1 , BIGARRE Pascal1 , LIZEUR Armand1

  1. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON SMART SENSING AND INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, VOL. 5, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2012 INDUSTRIAL ROBOT CALIBRATION USING A VIRTUAL

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    Hayes, John

    INDUSTRIAL ROBOT CALIBRATION USING A VIRTUAL LINEAR CONSTRAINT Biqiang Du 1* , Ning Xi 2 , Erick Nieves 2 1 Abstract- This paper proposes a systematic method to identify the joint zero offset of industrial robot Nieves, Industrial Robot Calibration Using a Virtual Linear Constraint 988 is improved due to the high

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

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

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. Mesoscale hybrid calibration artifact

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    Tran, Hy D. (Albuquerque, NM); Claudet, Andre A. (Albuquerque, NM); Oliver, Andrew D. (Waltham, MA)

    2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A mesoscale calibration artifact, also called a hybrid artifact, suitable for hybrid dimensional measurement and the method for make the artifact. The hybrid artifact has structural characteristics that make it suitable for dimensional measurement in both vision-based systems and touch-probe-based systems. The hybrid artifact employs the intersection of bulk-micromachined planes to fabricate edges that are sharp to the nanometer level and intersecting planes with crystal-lattice-defined angles.

  4. A New Blackbody Radiation Law Based on Fractional Calculus and its Application to NASA COBE Data

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    Biyajima, Minoru; Suzuki, Naomichi

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    By applying fractional calculus to the equation proposed by M. Planck in 1900, we obtain a new blackbody radiation law described by a Mittag-Leffler (ML) function. We have analyzed NASA COBE data by means of a non-extensive formula with a parameter $(q-1)$, a formula proposed by Ertik et al. with a fractional parameter $(\\alpha-1)$, and our new formula including a parameter $(p-1)$, as well as the Bose-Einstein distribution with a dimensionless chemical potential $\\mu$. It can be said that one role of the fractional parameter $(p-1)$ is almost the same as that of chemical potential $(\\mu)$ as well as that of the parameter $(q-1)$ in the non-extensive approach.

  5. Calibration Plans for HAWC30 John A.J. Matthews

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    Calibration Plans for HAWC30 John A.J. Matthews johnm@phys.unm.edu University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131 HAWC Collaboration Meeting, Madison, September 12-14, 2011 ­ p.1/13 #12;Calibration system: Calibration Room (I) · Calibration systems are running at CSU and MTU · To be ready for HAWC30: 1

  6. Global warming and its implications for conservation. 2. How does it work? Part one: greenhouse gasses and blackbody

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    Creel, Scott

    gasses and blackbody radiation. A quick review of: · Fossil fuels · Carbon cycles · Anthropogenic effects of fossil fuel oxidation on carbon cycles Fossil Fuels The primary driver of anthropogenic climate change fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) to produce energy. Almost all energy on earth ultimately comes from

  7. CALIBRATION T. David Reed

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    CALIBRATION T. David Reed Extension Agronomist, Tobacco Proper calibration of both pesticide expense of over application. Sprayer Calibration The most convenient sprayer calibration procedure is the "1/128th acre" method. The basic principle is to determine the calibration distance to cover 1/128th

  8. SU-E-J-47: Development of a High-Precision, Image-Guided Radiotherapy, Multi- Purpose Radiation Isocenter Quality-Assurance Calibration and Checking System

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    Liu, C [UniversityFlorida, Gainesville, FL (United States); Yan, G; Helmig, R; Lebron, S; Kahler, D [University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To develop a system that can define the radiation isocenter and correlate this information with couch coordinates, laser alignment, optical distance indicator (ODI) settings, optical tracking system (OTS) calibrations, and mechanical isocenter walkout. Methods: Our team developed a multi-adapter, multi-purpose quality assurance (QA) and calibration device that uses an electronic portal imaging device (EPID) and in-house image-processing software to define the radiation isocenter, thereby allowing linear accelerator (Linac) components to be verified and calibrated. Motivated by the concept that each Linac component related to patient setup for image-guided radiotherapy based on cone-beam CT should be calibrated with respect to the radiation isocenter, we designed multiple concentric adapters of various materials and shapes to meet the needs of MV and KV radiation isocenter definition, laser alignment, and OTS calibration. The phantom's ability to accurately define the radiation isocenter was validated on 4 Elekta Linacs using a commercial ball bearing (BB) phantom as a reference. Radiation isocenter walkout and the accuracy of couch coordinates, ODI, and OTS were then quantified with the device. Results: The device was able to define the radiation isocenter within 0.3 mm. Radiation isocenter walkout was within ±1 mm at 4 cardinal angles. By switching adapters, we identified that the accuracy of the couch position digital readout, ODI, OTS, and mechanical isocenter walkout was within sub-mm. Conclusion: This multi-adapter, multi-purpose isocenter phantom can be used to accurately define the radiation isocenter and represents a potential paradigm shift in Linac QA. Moreover, multiple concentric adapters allowed for sub-mm accuracy for the other relevant components. This intuitive and user-friendly design is currently patent pending.

  9. Calibrated vapor generator source

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    Davies, J.P.; Larson, R.A.; Goodrich, L.D.; Hall, H.J.; Stoddard, B.D.; Davis, S.G.; Kaser, T.G.; Conrad, F.J.

    1995-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A portable vapor generator is disclosed that can provide a controlled source of chemical vapors, such as, narcotic or explosive vapors. This source can be used to test and calibrate various types of vapor detection systems by providing a known amount of vapors to the system. The vapor generator is calibrated using a reference ion mobility spectrometer. A method of providing this vapor is described, as follows: explosive or narcotic is deposited on quartz wool, placed in a chamber that can be heated or cooled (depending on the vapor pressure of the material) to control the concentration of vapors in the reservoir. A controlled flow of air is pulsed over the quartz wool releasing a preset quantity of vapors at the outlet. 10 figs.

  10. Calibrated vapor generator source

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Davies, John P. (Idaho Falls, ID); Larson, Ronald A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Goodrich, Lorenzo D. (Shelley, ID); Hall, Harold J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Stoddard, Billy D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Davis, Sean G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Kaser, Timothy G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Conrad, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A portable vapor generator is disclosed that can provide a controlled source of chemical vapors, such as, narcotic or explosive vapors. This source can be used to test and calibrate various types of vapor detection systems by providing a known amount of vapors to the system. The vapor generator is calibrated using a reference ion mobility spectrometer. A method of providing this vapor is described, as follows: explosive or narcotic is deposited on quartz wool, placed in a chamber that can be heated or cooled (depending on the vapor pressure of the material) to control the concentration of vapors in the reservoir. A controlled flow of air is pulsed over the quartz wool releasing a preset quantity of vapors at the outlet.

  11. Prof. Alessandro De Luca Kinematic calibration

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    De Luca, Alessandro

    #12;Cartesian measurement systems - 1 calibration table Robotics 2 4 #12;Cartesian measurement systems - 2 laser/camera system + triangulation Robotics 2 5 #12;Cartesian measurement systems - 3 laserRobotics 2 Prof. Alessandro De Luca Kinematic calibration #12;Direct kinematics ! nominal set

  12. Calibrating X-ray Imaging Devices for Accurate Intensity Measurement

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    Haugh, M. J.

    2011-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the project presented is to develop methods to accurately calibrate X-ray imaging devices. The approach was to develop X-ray source systems suitable for this endeavor and to develop methods to calibrate solid state detectors to measure source intensity. NSTec X-ray sources used for the absolute calibration of cameras are described, as well as the method of calibrating the source by calibrating the detectors. The work resulted in calibration measurements for several types of X-ray cameras. X-ray camera calibration measured efficiency and efficiency variation over the CCD. Camera types calibrated include: CCD, CID, back thinned (back illuminated), front illuminated.

  13. Sprayer Calibration for Turfgrass

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    Taylor, Gene R.; Abernathy, Scott

    1999-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    system and nozzles. Calibrate sprayers every fourth application. Before any spraying operation, make a visual check of the spraying unit. Make sure all equipment is in working order and that there are no leaks in hoses or connections. VISUAL inspection... check list 1. Fill the sprayer tank approximately half full with water only. (Never add pesticides to a sprayer until it is checked for leaks and is in good operating condition.) 2. Check tank, hoses and fittings for leaks. 3. Start the sprayer...

  14. Parametric array calibration 

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    Wan, Shuang

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The subject of this thesis is the development of parametric methods for the calibration of array shape errors. Two physical scenarios are considered, the online calibration (self-calibration) using far-field sources and ...

  15. Introduction & Scope Model & Calibration

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    Kuhn, Matthew R.

    Introduction & Scope Principles Model & Calibration Applications Granular Fabric and Stress / papers / ASME07.pdf LATEX #12;Introduction & Scope Principles Model & Calibration Applications Outline 1 Introduction & Scope 2 Principles 3 Model & Calibration 4 Applications Kuhn -- November 12, 2007 http

  16. The ATLAS Tile Calorimeter Calibration and Performance

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    Chris Meyer; for the ATLAS Collaboration

    2013-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A brief summary of the hadronic calorimeter calibration systems and performance results, in the ATLAS detector at the LHC is given.

  17. Calibration of the University of North Dakota's Citation

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    Delene, David J.

    Calibration of the University of North Dakota's Citation Aircraft Wind System David J. Delene't be a problem. Just redo the calibration. #12;Why Measure Winds During Flight Basic Atmospheric Parameter Measurement Unit #12;#12;Calibration Procedure Heading Angle Offset Alpha Angle Calibration Beta Angle

  18. Comparison with traditional calibration Wide Area Camera Calibration Using

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    Stanford University

    Comparison with traditional calibration Wide Area Camera Calibration Using Virtual Calibration Objects Xing Chen, James Davis, Philipp Slusallek Goal Calibrate many cameras arranged to cover a wide area working volume. Building a large physical calibration object is impractical. Solution Build

  19. Calibration Revisited Jan Kodovsk

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    Fridrich, Jessica

    Calibration Revisited Jan Kodovský SUNY Binghamton Department of ECE Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 jan@binghamton.edu ABSTRACT Calibration was first introduced in 2002 as a new concept for attacking the F5 algorithm [3 calibration works. In particular, this paper challenges the thesis that the purpose of calibration

  20. Microfabricated field calibration assembly for analytical instruments

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    Robinson, Alex L. (Albuquerque, NM); Manginell, Ronald P. (Albuquerque, NM); Moorman, Matthew W. (Albuquerque, NM); Rodacy, Philip J. (Albuquerque, NM); Simonson, Robert J. (Cedar Crest, NM)

    2011-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A microfabricated field calibration assembly for use in calibrating analytical instruments and sensor systems. The assembly comprises a circuit board comprising one or more resistively heatable microbridge elements, an interface device that enables addressable heating of the microbridge elements, and, in some embodiments, a means for positioning the circuit board within an inlet structure of an analytical instrument or sensor system.

  1. Blackbody radiation shift, multipole polarizabilities, oscillator strengths, lifetimes, hyperfine constants, and excitation energies in Ca+

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    M. S. Safronova; U. I. Safronova

    2010-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A systematic study of Ca+ atomic properties is carried out using high-precision relativistic all-order method where all single, double, and partial triple excitations of the Dirac-Fock wave functions are included to all orders of perturbation theory. Reduced matrix elements, oscillator strengths, transition rates, and lifetimes are determined for the levels up to n = 7. Recommended values and estimates of their uncertainties are provided for a large number of electric-dipole transitions. Electric-dipole scalar polarizabilities for the 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 4p, 5p, 3d, and 4d states and tensor polarizabilities for the 4p, 5p, 3d, and 4d states in Ca+ are calculated. Methods are developed to accurately treat the contributions from highly-excited states, resulting in significant (factor of 3) improvement in accuracy of the 3d_{5/2} static polarizability value, 31.8(3) a.u., in comparison with the previous calculation [Arora et al., Phys. Rev. A 76, 064501 (2007)]. The blackbody radiation (BBR) shift of the 4s - 3d_{5/2} clock transition in Ca+ is calculated to be 0.381(4) Hz at room temperature, T=300K. Electric-quadrupole 4s -nd and electric-octupole 4s -nf matrix elements are calculated to obtain the ground state multipole E2 and E3 static polarizabilities. The hyperfine constants A are determined for the low-lying levels up to n = 7. The quadratic Stark effect on hyperfine structure levels of 43Ca+ ground state is investigated. These calculations provide recommended values critically evaluated for their accuracy for a number of Ca+ atomic properties for use in planning and analysis of various experiments as well as theoretical modeling.

  2. Optical Calibration For Jefferson Lab HKS Spectrometer

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    L. Yuan; L. Tang

    2005-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to accept very forward angle scattering particles, Jefferson Lab HKS experiment uses an on-target zero degree dipole magnet. The usual spectrometer optics calibration procedure has to be modified due to this on-target field. This paper describes a new method to calibrate HKS spectrometer system. The simulation of the calibration procedure shows the required resolution can be achieved from initially inaccurate optical description.

  3. Absolute Calibration of the Auger Fluorescence Detectors

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    P. Bauleo; J. Brack; L. Garrard; J. Harton; R. Knapik; R. Meyhandan; A. C. Rovero; A. Tamashiro; D. Warner; for the Auger Collaboration

    2005-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Absolute calibration of the Pierre Auger Observatory fluorescence detectors uses a light source at the telescope aperture. The technique accounts for the ombined effects of all detector components in a single measurement. The calibrated 2.5 m diameter light source fills the aperture, providing uniform illumination to each pixel. The known flux from the light source and the response of the acquisition system give the required calibration for each pixel. In the lab, light source uniformity is studied using CCD images and the intensity is measured relative to NIST-calibrated photodiodes. Overall uncertainties are presently 12%, and are dominated by systematics.

  4. MMCR Calibration Report

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    Mead, D

    2010-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Calibration report for the Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar performed for the ARM Climate Research Facility by ProSensing Inc.

  5. HAWC Calibration: Near Term Goals John A.J. Matthews

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    HAWC Calibration: Near Term Goals John A.J. Matthews johnm@phys.unm.edu University of New Mexico;Calibration system: Recent Progress (I) The near term goals from the Madison meeting included: · Upgrade the calibration systems at CSU and at MTU: 1. to incorporate minor design changes based on CSU/MTU studies 2

  6. Calibration as Parameter Estimation in Sensor Networks Kamin Whitehouse

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    Whitehouse, Kamin

    Calibration as Parameter Estimation in Sensor Networks Kamin Whitehouse UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA an ad-hoc localization system for sensor net- works and explain why traditional calibration methods are inadequate for this system. Building upon previous work, we frame calibration as a parameter estimation

  7. Introduction & Scope Model & Calibration

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    Kuhn, Matthew R.

    Introduction & Scope Principles Model & Calibration Applications Bulk Evolution of Fabric.up.edu / kuhn / papers / EMD2007.pdf LATE #12;Introduction & Scope Principles Model & Calibration Applications Outline 1 Introduction & Scope 2 Principles 3 Model & Calibration 4 Applications Kuhn -- June 4, 2007 http

  8. Self-calibrating multiplexer circuit

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    Wahl, Chris P. (North Huntingdon, PA)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A time domain multiplexer system with automatic determination of acceptable multiplexer output limits, error determination, or correction is comprised of a time domain multiplexer, a computer, a constant current source capable of at least three distinct current levels, and two series resistances employed for calibration and testing. A two point linear calibration curve defining acceptable multiplexer voltage limits may be defined by the computer by determining the voltage output of the multiplexer to very accurately known input signals developed from predetermined current levels across the series resistances. Drift in the multiplexer may be detected by the computer when the output voltage limits, expected during normal operation, are exceeded, or the relationship defined by the calibration curve is invalidated.

  9. Distributed Radio Interferometric Calibration

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    Yatawatta, Sarod

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Increasing data volumes delivered by a new generation of radio interferometers require computationally efficient and robust calibration algorithms. In this paper, we propose distributed calibration as a way of improving both computational cost as well as robustness in calibration. We exploit the data parallelism across frequency that is inherent in radio astronomical observations that are recorded as multiple channels at different frequencies. Moreover, we also exploit the smoothness of the variation of calibration parameters across frequency. Data parallelism enables us to distribute the computing load across a network of compute agents. Smoothness in frequency enables us reformulate calibration as a consensus optimization problem. With this formulation, we enable flow of information between compute agents calibrating data at different frequencies, without actually passing the data, and thereby improving robustness. We present simulation results to show the feasibility as well as the advantages of distribute...

  10. A derivative standard for polarimeter calibration

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    Mulhollan, G.; Clendenin, J.; Saez, P. [and others

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A long-standing problem in polarized electron physics is the lack of a traceable standard for calibrating electron spin polarimeters. While several polarimeters are absolutely calibrated to better than 2%, the typical instrument has an inherent accuracy no better than 10%. This variability among polarimeters makes it difficult to compare advances in polarized electron sources between laboratories. The authors have undertaken an effort to establish 100 nm thick molecular beam epitaxy grown GaAs(110) as a material which may be used as a derivative standard for calibrating systems possessing a solid state polarized electron source. The near-bandgap spin polarization of photoelectrons emitted from this material has been characterized for a variety of conditions and several laboratories which possess well calibrated polarimeters have measured the photoelectron polarization of cathodes cut from a common wafer. Despite instrumentation differences, the spread in the measurements is sufficiently small that this material may be used as a derivative calibration standard.

  11. Calibration-Assisted Production Testing for Digitally-Calibrated ADCs

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    Calibration-Assisted Production Testing for Digitally-Calibrated ADCs Abstract - This paper presents a production test strategy for digitally-calibrated analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that incorporate an equalization-based calibration scheme. By analyzing the data obtained in calibration, devices

  12. Calibration of Distance and Size Does Not Calibrate Shape

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    Bingham, Geoffrey P.

    Calibration of Distance and Size Does Not Calibrate Shape Information: Comparison of Dynamic to monocular vision. That is, when participants were not allowed to calibrate their reaches, performance using

  13. Sandia WIPP calibration traceability

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    Schuhen, M.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Dean, T.A. [RE/SPEC, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [RE/SPEC, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the work performed to establish calibration traceability for the instrumentation used by Sandia National Laboratories at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) during testing from 1980-1985. Identifying the calibration traceability is an important part of establishing a pedigree for the data and is part of the qualification of existing data. In general, the requirement states that the calibration of Measuring and Test equipment must have a valid relationship to nationally recognized standards or the basis for the calibration must be documented. Sandia recognized that just establishing calibration traceability would not necessarily mean that all QA requirements were met during the certification of test instrumentation. To address this concern, the assessment was expanded to include various activities.

  14. Long-term changes in acidification and recovery at nine calibrated catchments in Norway, Sweden and Finland Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 5(3), 339349 (2001) EGS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Long-term changes in acidification and recovery at nine calibrated catchments in Norway, Sweden in acidification and recovery at nine calibrated catchments in Norway, Sweden and Finland F. Moldan1 , R.F. Wright2 Kjelsås, N-0411 Oslo, Norway 3 Insitute for Environmental Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural

  15. Asymptotic Calibration Dean P. Foster

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    Foster, Dean P.

    Asymptotic Calibration Dean P. Foster Dept. of Statistics, The Wharton School, University keywords: Brier Score; Calibration; Competitive ratio; Regret; Uni- versal prediction of sequences; Worst to the consideration of calibration, sometimes termed reliability. Dawid (1982) of- fers the following intuitive

  16. Flow through electrode with automated calibration

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

    2002-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. Towards Developing a Calibrated EGS Exploration Methodology Using...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Geothermal System, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Towards Developing a Calibrated EGS Exploration Methodology...

  18. SPIDAR calibration based on regression methods M'hamed Frad, 1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    SPIDAR calibration based on regression methods 1,2 M'hamed Frad, 1 Hichem Maaref, 1 Samir Otmane, 2 calibrated. The driving idea of this work is to derive easy-to-use calibration algorithms that can be used to calibrate our haptic device and to add therefore adaptability to the system behavior. We make use

  19. Integrated calibration sphere and calibration step fixture for improved coordinate measurement machine calibration

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    Clifford, Harry J. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for mounting a calibration sphere to a calibration fixture for Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) calibration and qualification is described, decreasing the time required for such qualification, thus allowing the CMM to be used more productively. A number of embodiments are disclosed that allow for new and retrofit manufacture to perform as integrated calibration sphere and calibration fixture devices. This invention renders unnecessary the removal of a calibration sphere prior to CMM measurement of calibration features on calibration fixtures, thereby greatly reducing the time spent qualifying a CMM.

  20. Roundness calibration standard

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    Burrus, Brice M. (6620 Wachese La., Knoxville, TN 37912)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A roundness calibration standard is provided with a first arc constituting the major portion of a circle and a second arc lying between the remainder of the circle and the chord extending between the ends of said first arc.

  1. MICROWAVE RADIOMETER INTER-CALIBRATION USING THE VICARIOUS CALIBRATION METHOD

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    Ruf, Christopher

    MICROWAVE RADIOMETER INTER-CALIBRATION USING THE VICARIOUS CALIBRATION METHOD Darren McKague Chris Ruf John J. Puckett University of Michigan ABSTRACT The vicarious cold and warm calibration methods of Ruf, and Brown and Ruf, have been used to assess the calibration of the WindSat radiometer as well

  2. Calibration Monitoring for Sensor Calibration Interval Extension: Gaps in the Current Science Base

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    Coble, Jamie B.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Meyer, Ryan M.; Hashemian, Hash; Shumaker, Brent; Cummins, Dara

    2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Currently in the United States, periodic sensor recalibration is required for all safety-related sensors, typically occurring at every refueling outage, and it has emerged as a critical path item for shortening outage duration in some plants. International application of calibration monitoring has shown that sensors may operate for longer periods within calibration tolerances. This issue is expected to also be important as the United States looks to the next generation of reactor designs (such as small modular reactors and advanced concepts), given the anticipated longer refueling cycles, proposed advanced sensors, and digital instrumentation and control systems. Online monitoring (OLM) can be employed to identify those sensors that require calibration, allowing for calibration of only those sensors that need it. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) accepted the general concept of OLM for sensor calibration monitoring in 2000, but no U.S. plants have been granted the necessary license amendment to apply it. This paper summarizes a recent state-of-the-art assessment of online calibration monitoring in the nuclear power industry, including sensors, calibration practice, and OLM algorithms. This assessment identifies key research needs and gaps that prohibit integration of the NRC-approved online calibration monitoring system in the U.S. nuclear industry. Several technical needs were identified, including an understanding of the impacts of sensor degradation on measurements for both conventional and emerging sensors; the quantification of uncertainty in online calibration assessment; determination of calibration acceptance criteria and quantification of the effect of acceptance criteria variability on system performance; and assessment of the feasibility of using virtual sensor estimates to replace identified faulty sensors in order to extend operation to the next convenient maintenance opportunity.

  3. A Review of Sensor Calibration Monitoring for Calibration Interval Extension in Nuclear Power Plants

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    Coble, Jamie B.; Meyer, Ryan M.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Bond, Leonard J.; Hashemian, Hash; Shumaker, Brent; Cummins, Dara

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Currently in the United States, periodic sensor recalibration is required for all safety-related sensors, typically occurring at every refueling outage, and it has emerged as a critical path item for shortening outage duration in some plants. Online monitoring can be employed to identify those sensors that require calibration, allowing for calibration of only those sensors that need it. International application of calibration monitoring, such as at the Sizewell B plant in United Kingdom, has shown that sensors may operate for eight years, or longer, within calibration tolerances. This issue is expected to also be important as the United States looks to the next generation of reactor designs (such as small modular reactors and advanced concepts), given the anticipated longer refueling cycles, proposed advanced sensors, and digital instrumentation and control systems. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) accepted the general concept of online monitoring for sensor calibration monitoring in 2000, but no U.S. plants have been granted the necessary license amendment to apply it. This report presents a state-of-the-art assessment of online calibration monitoring in the nuclear power industry, including sensors, calibration practice, and online monitoring algorithms. This assessment identifies key research needs and gaps that prohibit integration of the NRC-approved online calibration monitoring system in the U.S. nuclear industry. Several needs are identified, including the quantification of uncertainty in online calibration assessment; accurate determination of calibration acceptance criteria and quantification of the effect of acceptance criteria variability on system performance; and assessment of the feasibility of using virtual sensor estimates to replace identified faulty sensors in order to extend operation to the next convenient maintenance opportunity. Understanding the degradation of sensors and the impact of this degradation on signals is key to developing technical basis to support acceptance criteria and set point decisions, particularly for advanced sensors which do not yet have a cumulative history of operating performance.

  4. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management Calibration Facilities - 12103

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    Barr, Deborah [U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management, Grand Junction, Colorado (United States); Traub, David; Widdop, Michael [S.M. Stoller Corporation, Grand Junction, Colorado (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes radiometric calibration facilities located in Grand Junction, Colorado, and at three secondary calibration sites. These facilities are available to the public for the calibration of radiometric field instrumentation for in-situ measurements of radium (uranium), thorium, and potassium. Both borehole and hand-held instruments may be calibrated at the facilities. Aircraft or vehicle mounted systems for large area surveys may be calibrated at the Grand Junction Regional Airport facility. These calibration models are recognized internationally as stable, well-characterized radiation sources for calibration. Calibration models built in other countries are referenced to the DOE models, which are also widely used as a standard for calibration within the U.S. Calibration models are used to calibrate radiation detectors used in uranium exploration, remediation, and homeland security. (authors)

  5. Global Calibration Claudio Albanese 1

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    Albanese, Claudio

    Global Calibration Claudio Albanese 1 September 13, 2009 Abstract Current technology advances calibration strategies. Although the industry is largely based on local calibration, we argue that global calibration is nowadays emerging as technically feasible and represents a useful complement to existing method

  6. Calibration of a Thomson scattering diagnostic for fluctuation measurements

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    Stephens, H. D.; Borchardt, M. T.; Den Hartog, D. J.; Falkowski, A. F.; Holly, D. J.; O'Connell, R.; Reusch, J. A. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

    2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Detailed calibrations of the Madison Symmetric Torus polychromator Thomson scattering system have been made suitable for electron temperature fluctuation measurements. All calibrations have taken place focusing on accuracy, ease of use and repeatability, and in situ measurements wherever possible. Novel calibration processes have been made possible with an insertable integrating sphere (ISIS), using an avalanche photodiode (APD) as a reference detector and optical parametric oscillator (OPO). Discussed are a novel in situ spatial calibration with the use of the ISIS, the use of an APD as a reference detector to streamline the APD calibration process, a standard dc spectral calibration, and in situ pulsed spectral calibration made possible with a combination of an OPO as a light source, the ISIS, and an APD used as a reference detector. In addition a relative quantum efficiency curve for the APDs is obtained to aid in uncertainty analysis.

  7. Calibration Under Uncertainty.

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    Swiler, Laura Painton; Trucano, Timothy Guy

    2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is a white paper summarizing the literature and different approaches to the problem of calibrating computer model parameters in the face of model uncertainty. Model calibration is often formulated as finding the parameters that minimize the squared difference between the model-computed data (the predicted data) and the actual experimental data. This approach does not allow for explicit treatment of uncertainty or error in the model itself: the model is considered the %22true%22 deterministic representation of reality. While this approach does have utility, it is far from an accurate mathematical treatment of the true model calibration problem in which both the computed data and experimental data have error bars. This year, we examined methods to perform calibration accounting for the error in both the computer model and the data, as well as improving our understanding of its meaning for model predictability. We call this approach Calibration under Uncertainty (CUU). This talk presents our current thinking on CUU. We outline some current approaches in the literature, and discuss the Bayesian approach to CUU in detail.

  8. Simultaneous multi-headed imager geometry calibration method

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    Tran, Vi-Hoa (Newport News, VA); Meikle, Steven Richard (Penshurst, AU); Smith, Mark Frederick (Yorktown, VA)

    2008-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for calibrating multi-headed high sensitivity and high spatial resolution dynamic imaging systems, especially those useful in the acquisition of tomographic images of small animals. The method of the present invention comprises: simultaneously calibrating two or more detectors to the same coordinate system; and functionally correcting for unwanted detector movement due to gantry flexing.

  9. The fine-structure constant and wavelength calibration

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    Whitmore, Jonathan

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Convolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calibration Shift3.4 Degree Polynomial Calibration Effects . . . . . . . 3.5

  10. Calibration and equivalency analysis of image plate scanners

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    Williams, G. Jackson, E-mail: williams270@llnl.gov; Maddox, Brian R.; Chen, Hui [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Kojima, Sadaoki [Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Yamada-oka, 2-6, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Millecchia, Matthew [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A universal procedure was developed to calibrate image plate scanners using radioisotope sources. Techniques to calibrate scanners and sources, as well as cross-calibrate scanner models, are described to convert image plate dosage into physical units. This allows for the direct comparison of quantitative data between any facility and scanner. An empirical relation was also derived to establish sensitivity response settings for arbitrary gain settings. In practice, these methods may be extended to any image plate scanning system.

  11. Direct calibration of PICKY-designed microarrays.

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    Chou, Hui-Hsien; Trisiriroj, Arunee; Park, Sunyoung; Hsing, Yue-Ie C; Ronald, Pamela C; Schnable, Patrick S

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methodology article Direct calibration of P ICKY -designedtest a direct microarray calibration method based on the Pconcentrations. The microarray calibration method reported

  12. Direct calibration of PICKY-designed microarrays

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    Chou, Hui-Hsien; Trisiriroj, Arunee; Park, Sunyoung; Hsing, Yue-Ie C; Ronald, Pamela C; Schnable, Patrick S

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methodology article Direct calibration of P ICKY -designedtest a direct microarray calibration method based on the Pconcentrations. The microarray calibration method reported

  13. Uncertainty and calibration analysis

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    Coutts, D.A.

    1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    All measurements contain some deviation from the true value which is being measured. In the common vernacular this deviation between the true value and the measured value is called an inaccuracy, an error, or a mistake. Since all measurements contain errors, it is necessary to accept that there is a limit to how accurate a measurement can be. The undertainty interval combined with the confidence level, is one measure of the accuracy for a measurement or value. Without a statement of uncertainty (or a similar parameter) it is not possible to evaluate if the accuracy of the measurement, or data, is appropriate. The preparation of technical reports, calibration evaluations, and design calculations should consider the accuracy of measurements and data being used. There are many methods to accomplish this. This report provides a consistent method for the handling of measurement tolerances, calibration evaluations and uncertainty calculations. The SRS Quality Assurance (QA) Program requires that the uncertainty of technical data and instrument calibrations be acknowledged and estimated. The QA Program makes some specific technical requirements related to the subject but does not provide a philosophy or method on how uncertainty should be estimated. This report was prepared to provide a technical basis to support the calculation of uncertainties and the calibration of measurement and test equipment for any activity within the Experimental Thermal-Hydraulics (ETH) Group. The methods proposed in this report provide a graded approach for estimating the uncertainty of measurements, data, and calibrations. The method is based on the national consensus standard, ANSI/ASME PTC 19.1.

  14. Mercury CEM Calibration

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    John F. Schabron; Joseph F. Rovani; Susan S. Sorini

    2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) which was published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2005, requires that calibration of mercury continuous emissions monitors (CEMs) be performed with NIST-traceable standards. Western Research Institute (WRI) is working closely with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to facilitate the development of the experimental criteria for a NIST traceability protocol for dynamic elemental mercury vapor generators. The traceability protocol will be written by EPA. Traceability will be based on the actual analysis of the output of each calibration unit at several concentration levels ranging from about 2-40 ug/m{sup 3}, and this analysis will be directly traceable to analyses by NIST using isotope dilution inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ID ICP/MS) through a chain of analyses linking the calibration unit in the power plant to the NIST ID ICP/MS. Prior to this project, NIST did not provide a recommended mercury vapor pressure equation or list mercury vapor pressure in its vapor pressure database. The NIST Physical and Chemical Properties Division in Boulder, Colorado was subcontracted under this project to study the issue in detail and to recommend a mercury vapor pressure equation that the vendors of mercury vapor pressure calibration units can use to calculate the elemental mercury vapor concentration in an equilibrium chamber at a particular temperature. As part of this study, a preliminary evaluation of calibration units from five vendors was made. The work was performed by NIST in Gaithersburg, MD and Joe Rovani from WRI who traveled to NIST as a Visiting Scientist.

  15. Method and apparatus for calibrating a particle emissions monitor

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    Flower, William L. (Livermore, CA); Renzi, Ronald F. (Tracy, CA)

    1998-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The instant invention discloses method and apparatus for calibrating particulate emissions monitors, in particular, and sampling probes, in general, without removing the instrument from the system being monitored. A source of one or more specific metals in aerosol (either solid or liquid) or vapor form is housed in the instrument. The calibration operation is initiated by moving a focusing lens, used to focus a light beam onto an analysis location and collect the output light response, from an operating position to a calibration position such that the focal point of the focusing lens is now within a calibration stream issuing from a calibration source. The output light response from the calibration stream can be compared to that derived from an analysis location in the operating position to more accurately monitor emissions within the emissions flow stream.

  16. Method and apparatus for calibrating a particle emissions monitor

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    Flower, W.L.; Renzi, R.F.

    1998-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention discloses a method and apparatus for calibrating particulate emissions monitors, in particular, sampling probes, and in general, without removing the instrument from the system being monitored. A source of one or more specific metals in aerosol (either solid or liquid) or vapor form is housed in the instrument. The calibration operation is initiated by moving a focusing lens, used to focus a light beam onto an analysis location and collect the output light response, from an operating position to a calibration position such that the focal point of the focusing lens is now within a calibration stream issuing from a calibration source. The output light response from the calibration stream can be compared to that derived from an analysis location in the operating position to more accurately monitor emissions within the emissions flow stream. 6 figs.

  17. Macro-calibration in Sensor/Actuator Networks Kamin Whitehouse David Culler

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    Whitehouse, Kamin

    Macro-calibration in Sensor/Actuator Networks Kamin Whitehouse David Culler Computer Science-hoc localization system for sensor networks and explain why traditional calibration methods are inadequate for this system. Building upon previous work, we frame calibration as a parameter estimation problem; we

  18. Calibration of the Milagro Cosmic Ray telescope. Lazar Fleysher 1 for the Milagro Collaboration

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    OG.4.4.03 Calibration of the Milagro Cosmic Ray telescope. Lazar Fleysher 1 for the Milagro to improve the time resolution. The calibration system to provide these consists of a pulsed laser driving 30 diffusing light sources deployed in the pond to allow cross­calibration of the PMTs. The system is capable

  19. Bayesian Calibration of Expensive Multivariate

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    Oakley, Jeremy

    Bayesian Calibration of Expensive Multivariate Computer Experiments Richard D. Wilkinson University of Sheffield This chapter is concered with how to calibrate a computer model to observational data when approach to calibration described here was first given by Kennedy and O'Hagan (2001). Their approach

  20. Camera Calibration Using Line Correspondences

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    Hartley, Richard

    Camera Calibration Using Line Correspondences Richard I. Hartley G.E. CRD, Schenectady, NY, 12301. The three cameras may have different unknown calibrations, and the essential matrices corresponding to each, camera calibration and scene reconstruction. In the case where all the three cameras are assumed to have

  1. Absolute Calibration of a Large-diameter Light Source

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    Brack, J T; Dorofeev, A; Gookin, B; Harton, J L; Petrov, Y; Rovero, A C

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of absolute calibration for large aperture optical systems is presented, using the example of the Pierre Auger Observatory fluorescence detectors. A 2.5 m diameter light source illuminated by an ultra--violet light emitting diode is calibrated with an overall uncertainty of 2.1 % at a wavelength of 365 nm.

  2. Retained Gas Sampler Calibration and Simulant Tests

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    CRAWFORD, B.A.

    2000-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This test plan provides a method for calibration of the retained gas sampler (RGS) for ammonia gas analysis. Simulant solutions of ammonium hydroxide at known concentrations will be diluted with isotopically labeled 0.04 M ammonium hydroxide solution. Sea sand solids will also be mixed with ammonium hydroxide solution and diluent to determine the accuracy of the system for ammonia gas analysis.

  3. Blackbody Distribution for Wormholes

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    P. F. González-Díaz

    1993-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    By assuming that only (i) bilocal vertex operators which are diagonal with respect to the basis for local field operators, and (ii) the convergent elements with nonzero positive energy of the density matrix representing the quantum state of multiply-connected wormholes, contribute the path integral that describes the effects of wormholes on ordinary matter fields at low energy, it is obtained that the probability measure for multiply connected wormholes with nondegenerate energy spectrum is given in terms of a Planckian probability distribution for the momenta of a quantum field $\\frac{1}{2}\\alpha^ {2}$, where the $\\alpha$'s are the Coleman parameters, rather than a classical gaussian distribution law, and that an observable classical universe can exist if, and only if, such multiply connected wormholes are allowed to occur.

  4. Calibration-free optical chemical sensors

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    DeGrandpre, Michael D.

    2006-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method for taking absorbance-based chemical measurements are described. In a specific embodiment, an indicator-based pCO2 (partial pressure of CO2) sensor displays sensor-to-sensor reproducibility and measurement stability. These qualities are achieved by: 1) renewing the sensing solution, 2) allowing the sensing solution to reach equilibrium with the analyte, and 3) calculating the response from a ratio of the indicator solution absorbances which are determined relative to a blank solution. Careful solution preparation, wavelength calibration, and stray light rejection also contribute to this calibration-free system. Three pCO2 sensors were calibrated and each had response curves which were essentially identical within the uncertainty of the calibration. Long-term laboratory and field studies showed the response had no drift over extended periods (months). The theoretical response, determined from thermodynamic characterization of the indicator solution, also predicted the observed calibration-free performance.

  5. Field Calibration Facilities for Environmental Measurement of...

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    the facilities. Field Calibration Facilities for Environmental Measurement of Radium, Thorium, and Potassium (October 2013) More Documents & Publications Calibration Model...

  6. Silicon Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Artifact for Mesoscale...

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    Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Artifact for Mesoscale Measurement Machines 1 Silicon Micromachined Dimensional Calibration Artifact for Mesoscale Measurement Machines 2...

  7. Humidity effects on calibrations of radiation therapy electrometers

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    Downton, B.; Walker, S. [Ionizing Radiation Standards, National Research Council of Canada, Bldg. M35, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada)

    2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To eliminate variation in electrometer calibration results caused by high humidity and suboptimal connectors on the standard capacitors and to implement hardware that prevents overloading of the input stage of electrometers during calibration. Methods: A humidity-controlled cabinet was installed to provide a low-humidity environment for the standard capacitors. All of the coaxial BNC connections were replaced with Triax (TRB) connectors with the exception of the output from the voltage source. A three-stage RC filter with cascaded RC low-pass sections was designed and tested. Results: The installation of the humidity cabinet resulted in a major improvement in the stability and reproducibility of the electrometer calibration system. For the three years since this upgrade, the Ionizing Radiation Standards (IRS) electrometer calibration results have been consistent regardless of the ambient relative humidity in the lab. The connector replacements improved grounding in the calibration circuit. The three-stage filter allows the voltage at the output to rise in an S-shaped waveform, resulting in a smooth rise of the current through the isolation resistor from zero and back again, with no abrupt transition. For the filter design chosen, 99.99% of the charge is delivered within 6 s. Conclusions: A three-way improvement to the calibration measurement system was successful in eliminating the observed variations, resulting in an electrometer calibration measurement system that is unaffected by humidity and allowing reliable year-round calibrations of any electrometer encountered since the implementation of these changes.

  8. Absolute spectral radiance responsivity calibration of sun photometers

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    Xu Qiuyun; Zheng Xiaobing; Zhang Wei; Wang Xianhua; Li Jianjun; Li Xin [Key Laboratory of Optical Calibration and Characterization, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Li Zhengqiang [Laboratoire d'Optique Atmospherique, Universite Lille 1, Villeneuve d'Ascq 59655 (France) and State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101 (China)

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Sun photometers are designed to measure direct solar irradiance and diffused sky radiance for the purpose of atmospheric parameters characterization. A sun photometer is usually calibrated by using a lamp-illuminated integrating sphere source for its band-averaged radiance responsivity, which normally has an uncertainty of 3%-5% at present. Considering the calibration coefficients may also change with time, a regular high precision calibration is important to maintain data quality. In this paper, a tunable-laser-based facility for spectral radiance responsivity calibration has been developed at the Key Laboratory of Optical Calibration and Characterization, Chinese Academy of Sciences. A reference standard radiance radiometer, calibrated against cryogenic radiometer, is used to determine the radiance from a laser-illuminated integrating sphere source. Spectral radiance responsivity of CIMEL CE318-2 sun photometer is calibrated using this new calibration system with a combined standard uncertainty of about 0.8%. As a validation, the derived band-averaged radiance responsivity are compared to that from a Goddard Space Flight Center lamp-based sphere calibration and good agreements (difference <1.4%) are found from 675 to 1020 nm bands.

  9. Calibration of the Milagro Cosmic Ray Telescope

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    Atkins, R; Berley, D; Chen, M L; Coyne, D G; Delay, R S; Dingus, B L; Dorfan, D E; Ellsworth, R W; Evans, D; Falcone, A D; Fleysher, L; Fleysher, R; Gisler, G; Goodman, J A; Haines, T J; Hoffman, C M; Hugenberger, S; Kelley, L A; Leonor, I; Macri, J R; McConnell, M; McCullough, J F; McEnery, J E; Miller, R S; Mincer, A I; Morales, M F; Némethy, P; Ryan, J M; Schneider, M; Shen, B; Shoup, A L; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Sullivan, G W; Thompson, T N; Tümer, T O; Wang, K; Wascko, M O; Westerhoff, S; Williams, D A; Yang, T; Yodh, G B

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Milagro detector is an air shower array which uses the water Cherenkov technique and is capable of continuously monitoring the sky at energies near 1 TeV. The detector consists of 20000 metric tons of pure water instrumented with 723 photo-multiplier tubes (PMTs). The PMTs are arranged in a two-layer structure on a lattice of 3 m spacing covering 5000 $m^2$ area. The direction of the shower is determined from the relative timing of the PMT signals, necessitating a common time reference and amplitude slewing corrections to improve the time resolution. The calibration system to provide these consists of a pulsed laser driving 30 diffusing light sources deployed in the pond to allow cross-calibration of the PMTs. The system is capable of calibrating times and the pulse-heights from the PMTs using the time-over-threshold technique. The absolute energy scale is provided using single muons passing through the detector. The description of the calibration system of the Milagro detector and its prototype Milagrito...

  10. Calibration of the Milagro Cosmic Ray Telescope

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    R. Atkins; W. Benbow; D. Berley; M. -L. Chen; D. G. Coyne; R. S. Delay; B. L. Dingus; D. E. Dorfan; R. W. Ellsworth; D. Evans; A. Falcone; L. Fleysher; R. Fleysher; G. Gisler; J. A. Goodman; T. J. Haines; C. M. Hoffman; S. Hugenberger; L. A. Kelley; I. Leonor; J. Macri; M. McConnell; J. F. McCullough; J. E. McEnery; R. S. Miller; A. I. Mincer; M. F. Morales; P. Nemethy; J. M. Ryan; M. Schneider; B. Shen; A. Shoup; G. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; G. W. Sullivan; T. N. Thompson; O. T. Tumer; K. Wang; M. O. Wascko; S. Westerhoff; D. A. Williams; T. Yang; G. B. Yodh

    1999-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The Milagro detector is an air shower array which uses the water Cherenkov technique and is capable of continuously monitoring the sky at energies near 1 TeV. The detector consists of 20000 metric tons of pure water instrumented with 723 photo-multiplier tubes (PMTs). The PMTs are arranged in a two-layer structure on a lattice of 3 m spacing covering 5000 $m^2$ area. The direction of the shower is determined from the relative timing of the PMT signals, necessitating a common time reference and amplitude slewing corrections to improve the time resolution. The calibration system to provide these consists of a pulsed laser driving 30 diffusing light sources deployed in the pond to allow cross-calibration of the PMTs. The system is capable of calibrating times and the pulse-heights from the PMTs using the time-over-threshold technique. The absolute energy scale is provided using single muons passing through the detector. The description of the calibration system of the Milagro detector and its prototype Milagrito will be presented.

  11. LONG-TERM CALIBRATION STABILITY OF A RADIO ASTRONOMICAL PHASED ARRAY FEED

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    Elmer, Michael; Jeffs, Brian D.; Warnick, Karl F. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 (United States)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are many challenges associated with the implementation of a phased array feed for radio astronomy applications. Among these is the need to have an adequate set of calibration measurements so that reliable beamformers can be computed. Changes in the operating environment and temporal gain drift in the electronics contribute to calibration drift, which affects the beamformer performance. We will show that calibration measurements are relatively stable over a 5 day period and may remain so for up to 70 days or longer. We have incorporated the use of a calibration update system that has the potential to refresh a set of old calibrators, specifically correcting for electronic gain drift. However, the long-term variations that are present with fresh, current calibrators are greater than the degradation due to using an old calibration set, suggesting that, at this time, there is not a need for sophisticated calibration update systems or algorithms.

  12. Multigamma-ray calibration sources

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    Meyer, R.A.; Massey, T.N.

    1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have calibrated a self-consistent set of multigamma-ray standards using the automated multi-spectrometry ..gamma..-ray counting facility at LLNL's Nuclear Chemistry Division. Pure sources of long-lived activity were produced by mass separation and/or chemical purification. The sources were counted individually and in combination on several different calibrated spectrometer systems. These systems utilize various detectors ranging from small (x-ray) detectors to large volume high-purity Ge detectors. This has allowed the use of the most ideal individual detector-efficiency characteristics for the determination of the relative ..gamma..-ray intensities. Precise energy measurements, reported earlier (Meyer, 1976) have been performed by an independent method. Both the energy and ..gamma..-ray-emission probabilities determined compare well with independently established values such as the recent ICRM intercomparison of /sup 152/Eu. We discuss our investigations aimed at resolving the shape of the efficiency response function up to 10 MeV for large volume Ge(Li) and high-purity Ge detectors. Recent results on the ..gamma..-ray-emission probabilities per decay for /sup 149/Gd and /sup 168/Tm multigamma-ray sources are discussed. For /sup 168/Tm, we deduce a 0.01% ..beta../sup -/ branch to the 87.73-keV level in /sup 168/Yb rather than the previous value which was a factor of 200 greater. In addition, we describe current cooperative efforts aimed at establishing a consistent set of data for short-lived fission products. Included are recent measurements on the bromine fission products with ..gamma.. rays up to 7 MeV.

  13. Calibration of a Hybrid Camera Network Xilin Chen Jie Yang Alex Waibel

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    Chen, Xilin

    Calibration of a Hybrid Camera Network Xilin Chen Jie Yang Alex Waibel School of Computer Science}@cs.cmu.edu ABSTRACT Visual surveillance using a camera network has imposed new challenges to camera calibration different cameras can be then calibrated under the catadioptric camera's coordinate system. This paper

  14. In situ calibration of inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission and mass spectroscopy

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    Braymen, Steven D. (Ames, IA)

    1996-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for in situ addition calibration of an inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer or mass spectrometer using a precision gas metering valve to introduce a volatile calibration gas of an element of interest directly into an aerosol particle stream. The present situ calibration technique is suitable for various remote, on-site sampling systems such as laser ablation or nebulization.

  15. Calibration methodology for a dual-ended readout silicon photomultiplier based depth-of-interaction PET detector module

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    Xi, Wenze [JLAB; McKisson, John E. [JLAB; Weisenberger, Andrew G. [JLAB; Lee, Seung Joon [JLAB; Taylor, William Mark [JLAB; Stepanyan, Armenak [JLAB; Zorn, Carl J. [JLAB

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We developed a novel calibration methodology for a PET detector with dual-ended readout of an LYSO array by two silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs). By introducing a detector gain balancing step in the calibration process, improved depth-of-interaction calibration uniformity and accuracy can be achieved. The entire calibration process has four steps: scintillation crystal array mappings for two SiPM readouts, detector gain balancing, energy calibration, and depth-of-interaction calibration. This document provides a detailed description on the detector calibration system setup.

  16. Photomultiplier Tubes: Calibration and Neutrino Physics

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    Damon, Edward; Maricic, Jelena [Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (United States)

    2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Photomultiplier Tubes are devices designed to amplify very small light signals, on the order of single photons, to levels that are detectable by conventional electronics. Such a high level of amplification, however, comes with a quite a few potential problems, as the relationship between a light signal in and the current out- the response of the system- can be difficult to determine, meaning that photomultiplier tubes' use in scientific research requires a great deal of sensitive calibration. Once calibrated, the photomultiplier tube is a tool that can be used on a number of interesting problems, including the field of neutrino physics. This work deals with the use of photomultiplier tubes' use in the upcoming Double Chooz experiment to determine the mixing angle theta{sub 13}, between different neutrino mass eigenstates. Calibration of the tubes requires measurement of the charge characteristics, most notably, the gain, pedestal, and the dark rate of a tube. Moreover, for all modern tubes, there is an additional feature which can be used to calibrate the system, the single photo electron peak, which describes the response of the tube to a single photon. Some theories predict higher order effects, in addition to the single photoelectron peak, including things like incomplete multiplication of a single photon electron, features which are theoretically able to be determined by a detailed examination of the single photoelectron peak. This paper goes through the methods of calibrating a phototubes both with and without a single photoelectron peak, and is unable to determine conclusively whether or not partial multiplication is able to explain certain features of photomultiplier tubes with a single photoelectron peak.

  17. In situ broadband cryogenic calibration for two-port superconducting microwave resonators

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    Yeh, Jen-Hao; Anlage, Steven M. [Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-3285 (United States); CNAM, Physics Department, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-4111 (United States)

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce an improved microwave calibration method for use in a cryogenic environment, based on a traditional three-standard calibration, the Thru-Reflect-Line (TRL) calibration. The modified calibration method takes advantage of additional information from multiple measurements of an ensemble of realizations of a superconducting resonator, as a new pseudo-Open standard, to correct errors in the TRL calibration. We also demonstrate an experimental realization of this in situ broadband cryogenic calibration system utilizing cryogenic switches. All calibration measurements are done in the same thermal cycle as the measurement of the resonator (requiring only an additional 20 min), thus avoiding 4 additional thermal cycles for traditional TRL calibration (which would require an additional 12 days). The experimental measurements on a wave-chaotic microwave billiard verify that the new method significantly improves the measured scattering matrix of a high-quality-factor superconducting resonator.

  18. In-situ Broadband Cryogenic Calibration for Two-port Superconducting Microwave Resonators

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    Yeh, Jen-Hao

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we introduce an improved microwave calibration method for use in a cryogenic environment, based on a traditional three-standard calibration, the Thru-Reflection-Line (TRL) calibration. The modified calibration method takes advantage of additional information from multiple measurements of an ensemble of realizations of a superconducting resonator, as a new pseudo-Open standard, to correct errors in the TRL calibration. We also demonstrate an experimental realization of this in-situ broadband cryogenic calibration system utilizing cryogenic switches. All calibration measurements are done in the same thermal cycle as the measurement of the resonator (requiring only an additional 20 minutes), thus avoiding 4 additional thermal cycles for traditional TRL calibration (which would require an additional 12 days). The experimental measurements on a wave chaotic microwave billiard verify that the new method significantly improves the measured scattering matrix of a high-quality-factor superconducting reso...

  19. In-situ Broadband Cryogenic Calibration for Two-port Superconducting Microwave Resonators

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    Jen-Hao Yeh; Steven M. Anlage

    2013-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce an improved microwave calibration method for use in a cryogenic environment, based on a traditional three-standard calibration, the Thru-Reflect-Line (TRL) calibration. The modified calibration method takes advantage of additional information from multiple measurements of an ensemble of realizations of a superconducting resonator, as a new pseudo-Open standard, to correct errors in the TRL calibration. We also demonstrate an experimental realization of this in-situ broadband cryogenic calibration system utilizing cryogenic switches. All calibration measurements are done in the same thermal cycle as the measurement of the resonator (requiring only an additional 20 minutes), thus avoiding 4 additional thermal cycles for traditional TRL calibration (which would require an additional 12 days). The experimental measurements on a wave-chaotic microwave billiard verify that the new method significantly improves the measured scattering matrix of a high-quality-factor superconducting resonator.

  20. Model Calibration of Exciter and PSS Using Extended Kalman Filter

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    Kalsi, Karanjit; Du, Pengwei; Huang, Zhenyu

    2012-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Power system modeling and controls continue to become more complex with the advent of smart grid technologies and large-scale deployment of renewable energy resources. As demonstrated in recent studies, inaccurate system models could lead to large-scale blackouts, thereby motivating the need for model calibration. Current methods of model calibration rely on manual tuning based on engineering experience, are time consuming and could yield inaccurate parameter estimates. In this paper, the Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) is used as a tool to calibrate exciter and Power System Stabilizer (PSS) models of a particular type of machine in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). The EKF-based parameter estimation is a recursive prediction-correction process which uses the mismatch between simulation and measurement to adjust the model parameters at every time step. Numerical simulations using actual field test data demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach in calibrating the parameters.

  1. Calibration and Environment Characterization for Autonomous Aquatic Actuated Sensing

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    Chen, Victor L

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods for Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Vertical Calibration and Localization for Cabledto the shuttle with calibration cable, guide pulley, and

  2. Calibration Trumps Confidence as a Basis for Witness Credibility

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    Tenney, Elizabeth R.; MacCoun, Robert J.; Spellman, Barbara A.; Hastie, Reid

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Human Behavior, 4, Calibration Trumps Confidence Hatvany,Applied Psychology, 66, Calibration Trumps Confidence Wells,Calibration Trumps Confidence Calibration Trumps Confidence

  3. CALIBRATION, COHERENCE, AND SCORING RULES* TEDDY SEIDENFELDt

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    Fitelson, Branden

    CALIBRATION, COHERENCE, AND SCORING RULES* TEDDY SEIDENFELDt Department of Philosophy Washington, I focus on one such aspirant: calibration. Cal- ibration requires an alignment of announced: (i) Surveys designed to display calibration curves, from which a recalibration is to be calculated

  4. Economic Assessment of the NIST Thermocouple Calibration

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    97-1 Planning Report Economic Assessment of the NIST Thermocouple Calibration Program U of Standards and Technology #12;ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF THE NIST THERMOCOUPLE CALIBRATION PROGRAM July 11, 1997 ............................................................................................................... 4 1.2 NIST Thermocouple Calibration Program

  5. Calibration of a seawater sound velocimeter

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    Sweeney, A D; Chadwell, C D; Hildebrand, John A

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SIO), La Jolla, CA, for calibration equipment, the crew ofVOL. 31, NO. 2, APRIL 2006 Calibration of a Seawater Sounda trend. Index Terms—Calibration, conductivity measurement,

  6. Application of the Bootstrap to Calibration Experiments

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    Hammock, Bruce D.

    Application of the Bootstrap to Calibration Experiments Geoffrey Jones, Monika Wortberg, Sabine B situations, but in nonlinear mul- tivariate calibration it becomes intractable. The bootstrap offers considerations in bootstrapping calibration data and compare our methods with a previous attempt

  7. Variation of calibration constant of alpha track detectors with respect to altitude 

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    Vasudevan, Latha

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    solutions, has been found useful in determining the degree of etch. The study reported here is not only limited to finding out the calibration constant of LR 115 II films at ambient atmospheric pressure, but also under various air pressure conditions... Chamber Detector System Lucas Cell Efficiency Calibration of the Lucas Cell Etching Bath Etching Vial Image Processing System Calibration of the Optical System 24 24 25 26 27 30 34 35 36 36 Particle Track Counting Spectrophotometry...

  8. Device calibration impacts security of quantum key distribution

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    Nitin Jain; Christoffer Wittmann; Lars Lydersen; Carlos Wiechers; Dominique Elser; Christoph Marquardt; Vadim Makarov; Gerd Leuchs

    2011-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Characterizing the physical channel and calibrating the cryptosystem hardware are prerequisites for establishing a quantum channel for quantum key distribution (QKD). Moreover, an inappropriately implemented calibration routine can open a fatal security loophole. We propose and experimentally demonstrate a method to induce a large temporal detector efficiency mismatch in a commercial QKD system by deceiving a channel length calibration routine. We then devise an optimal and realistic strategy using faked states to break the security of the cryptosystem. A fix for this loophole is also suggested.

  9. The SLAC Vertical Comparator for the Calibration of Digital Levels

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    Woschitz, Helmut; /Graz U.; Gassner, Georg; Ruland, Robert; /SLAC

    2006-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Digital levels replaced spirit levels in most fields of precise height measurements because of the automation of the height readings. Three manufacturers offer digital levels with a single reading resolution of 10 {micro}m, and for all of them systematic effects are known. In Europe several facilities for system calibration of digital levels using vertical comparators were established within the last decade. However, there still was no system calibration facility in North America. In order to guarantee the accuracy required for the alignment of experiments at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) a calibration facility for the system calibration of digital levels was built. In this paper the setup of the SLAC vertical comparator is described in detail and its standard uncertainty is derived. In order to perform traditional rod calibration of conventional line-scaled rods, a CCD camera was integrated into the SLAC comparator. The CCD camera setup is also briefly described. To demonstrate the capabilities of the comparator, results of system and rod calibration are shown.

  10. Gearbox Reliability Collaborative High-Speed Shaft Calibration

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    Keller, J.; McNiff, B.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Instrumentation has been added to the high-speed shaft, pinion, and tapered roller bearing pair of the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative gearbox to measure loads and temperatures. The new shaft bending moment and torque instrumentation was calibrated and the purpose of this document is to describe this calibration process and results, such that the raw shaft bending and torque signals can be converted to the proper engineering units and coordinate system reference for comparison to design loads and simulation model predictions.

  11. Extending Sensor Calibration Intervals in Nuclear Power Plants

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    Coble, Jamie B.; Meyer, Ryan M.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Bond, Leonard J.; Shumaker, Brent; Hashemian, Hash

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Currently in the USA, sensor recalibration is required at every refueling outage, and it has emerged as a critical path item for shortening outage duration. International application of calibration monitoring, such as at the Sizewell B plant in UK, has shown that sensors may operate for eight years, or longer, within calibration tolerances. Online monitoring can be employed to identify those sensors which require calibration, allowing for calibration of only those sensors which need it. The US NRC accepted the general concept of online monitoring for sensor calibration monitoring in 2000, but no plants have been granted the necessary license amendment to apply it. This project addresses key issues in advanced recalibration methodologies and provides the science base to enable adoption of best practices for applying online monitoring, resulting in a public domain standardized methodology for sensor calibration interval extension. Research to develop this methodology will focus on three key areas: (1) quantification of uncertainty in modeling techniques used for calibration monitoring, with a particular focus on non-redundant sensor models; (2) accurate determination of acceptance criteria and quantification of the effect of acceptance criteria variability on system performance; and (3) the use of virtual sensor estimates to replace identified faulty sensors to extend operation to the next convenient maintenance opportunity.

  12. One-Loop Dominance in the Imaginary Part of the Polarizability: Application to Blackbody and Non-Contact van der Waals Friction

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    U. D. Jentschura; G. Lach; M. De Kieviet; K. Pachucki

    2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Phenomenologically important quantum dissipative processes include black-body friction (an atom absorbs counterpropagating blue-shifted photons and spontaneously emits them in all directions, losing kinetic energy) and non-contact van der Waals friction (in the vicinity of a dielectric surface, the mirror charges of the constituent particles inside the surface experience drag, slowing the atom). The theoretical predictions for these processes are modified upon a rigorous quantum electrodynamic (QED) treatment, which shows that the one-loop "correction" yields the dominant contribution to the off-resonant, gauge-invariant, imaginary part of the atom's polarizability at room temperature, for typical atom-surface interactions. The tree-level contribution to the polarizability dominates at high temperature.

  13. SU-E-J-221: Advantages of a New Surface Imaging Calibration Method for SRS Treatments

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    Paxton, A; Manger, R; Pawlicki, T; Kim, G [University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The present calibration method used for the AlignRT surface imaging system relies on the placement of a calibration plate at the linac isocenter using isocenter surrogates (crosshairs, room lasers, etc.). This work investigated the potential advantages of a new calibration method that shifts the AlignRT isocenter to be coincident with the linac MV beam isocenter. Methods: To quantify the potential uncertainties associated with the present calibration method for SRS treatments, the calibration plate was intentionally shifted away from isocenter +/?3mm in the longitudinal and lateral directions and +/?1mm in the longitudinal, lateral, and vertical directions. A head phantom was placed in a mock SRS treatment position and monitored with the AlignRT system. The AlignRT-indicated offsets were recorded at 270, 315, 0, 45, and 90° couch angles for each intentional calibration misalignment. The new isocenter calibration was applied after each misalignment, and the measurements were repeated and compared to the previous results. Results: With intentional longitudinal and lateral shifts of +/?3mm and +/?1mm in the calibration plate, the average indicated offsets at couch rotations of +/?90° were 4.3mm and 1.6mm, respectively. This was in agreement with the theoretical offset of sqrt(2)*(intentional shift of the calibration plate). Since vertical shifts were along the rotation axis of the couch, these shifts had little effect on the offsets with changing couch angle. When the new calibration was applied, the indicated offsets were all within 0.5mm for all couch angles. These offsets were in agreement with the known magnitude of couch walkout. Conclusion: The potential pitfalls of the present calibration method have been established, and the advantages of the new calibration method have been demonstrated. This new calibration method effectively removes the potential miscalibration artifacts of the present calibration method, giving the AlignRT user more confidence in the system's indicated shifts.

  14. A Flexible New Technique for Camera Calibration

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    Beauchemin, Steven S.

    A Flexible New Technique for Camera Calibration Zhengyou Zhang, Senior Member, IEEE AbstractÐWe propose a flexible new technique to easily calibrate a camera. It only requires the camera to observe is available from the author's Web page. Index TermsÐCamera calibration, calibration from planes, 2D pattern

  15. Camera Calibration with One-Dimensional Objects

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    Camera Calibration with One-Dimensional Objects Zhengyou Zhang, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--Camera calibration has been studied extensively in computer vision and photogrammetry and the proposed techniques features (self-calibration using unknown scene points). Yet, this paper proposes a new calibration

  16. Recombinant fluorescent protein microsphere calibration standard

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    Nolan, John P. (Santa Fe, NM); Nolan, Rhiannon L. (Santa Fe, NM); Ruscetti, Teresa (Los Alamos, NM); Lehnert, Bruce E. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for making recombinant fluorescent protein standard particles for calibration of fluorescence instruments.

  17. AMM Calibration Report by Allison Kipple

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    Howat, Ian M.

    AMM Calibration Report by Allison Kipple Alaska SAR Facility 14-July-1998 1 Introduction Since ST2-L was the first Precision Processor dataset to be calibrated, the calibration of ST2-L involved parameters that we had previously just assumed to be correct. In all I believe the calibration process at ASF

  18. CALIBRATION OF VOLATILITY SURFACES Stphane CRPEY

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    Printems, Jacques

    CALIBRATION OF VOLATILITY SURFACES Stéphane CR�PEY Université d'�vry & ARTABEL SA GT MATHFI Calibration, 5 June 2003 Figure 1: Volatility Smile #12;GT MATHFI Calibration 5 June 2003 1 Basics CR�PEY Page 1 #12;GT MATHFI Calibration 5 June 2003 Smile of implied volatility Stochastic volatility d

  19. Additional Comments about Calibration of Orthovoltage

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    radiotherapy · Calibration of Food Irradiators · Calibration of Ion chambers EQUAL: Similar to RPC for Estro: Determine jig factor for whole body mouse irradiation 7 mice random Constancy irradiation #12;Dose Calibration and dose distribution - Blood Irradiators · TLD powder IAEA: · Calibration of megavoltage

  20. CALIBRATION Galileo Scale Model

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    the inner solar system, needed for gravity assist early in its flight to gain enough energy to reach Jupiter, the Galileo spacecraft arrived at our solar system's largest planet, Jupiter, on December 7, 1995, and began the HGA is unusable. CUT PARTS AWAY FROM AREAS MARKED WITH THIS SHADING (APPEARS BLUE ON A COLOR MONITOR

  1. Flexible Calibration : Minimal Cases for Auto-calibration Anders Heyden, Kalle strm

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    Lunds Universitet

    Flexible Calibration : Minimal Cases for Auto-calibration Anders Heyden, Kalle �ström Centre This paper deals with the concept of auto-calibration, i.e. methods to calibrate a camera on reconstruction, called flexible calibration. The main theoretical results are that it is only needed to know

  2. Calibration and Test Time Reduction Techniques for Digitally-Calibrated Designs: an ADC Case Study

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    Calibration and Test Time Reduction Techniques for Digitally-Calibrated Designs: an ADC Case Study with a digital calibration capability could achieve significant performance improvement through calibration. However, the calibration process often takes a long time--in the order of hundreds of milliseconds or even

  3. Calibration and Testing Time Reduction Techniques for a Digitally-Calibrated Pipelined ADC

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    Calibration and Testing Time Reduction Techniques for a Digitally-Calibrated Pipelined ADC Hsiu with digital calibration capabilities could achieve significant performance improvements once the calibration process is completed; however, the calibration time is often very long ­ in the order of hundreds

  4. Application of Extended Kalman Filter Techniques for Dynamic Model Parameter Calibration

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    Huang, Zhenyu; Du, Pengwei; Kosterev, Dmitry; Yang, Bo

    2009-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract -Phasor measurement has previously been used for sub-system model validation, which enables rigorous comparison of model simulation and recorded dynamics and facilitates identification of problematic model components. Recent work extends the sub-system model validation approach with a focus on how model parameters may be calibrated to match recorded dynamics. In this paper, a calibration method using Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) technique is proposed. This paper presents the formulation as well as case studies to show the validity of the EKF-based parameter calibration method. The proposed calibration method is expected to be a cost-effective means complementary to traditional equipment testing for improving dynamic model quality.

  5. A novel compact design of calibration equipment for gas and thermal sensors

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    Feng, P. X.; Zhang, H. X.; Peng, X. Y.; Sajjad, M.; Chu, J. [Institute for Functional Nanomaterials and Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 70377, San Juan, 00936-8377 (Puerto Rico)

    2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel design of calibration equipment has been developed for static and dynamic calibrations of gas and thermal sensors. This system is cheap, compact, and easily adjustable, which is also combined with a plasma surface modification source for tailoring the surface of sensors to ensure the sensitivity and selectivity. The main advantage of this equipment is that the operating temperature, bias voltage, types of plasma source (for surface modification), types of feeding gases, and gas flow rate (for calibrations), etc., can be independently controlled. This novel system provides a highly reliable, reproducible, and economical method of calibrations for various gas and thermal sensors.

  6. Power calibrations for TRIGA reactors

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    Whittemore, W.L.; Razvi, J.; Shoptaugh, J.R. Jr. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)

    1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this paper is to establish a framework for the calorimetric power calibration of TRIGA reactors so that reliable results can be obtained with a precision better than {+-} 5%. Careful application of the same procedures has produced power calibration results that have been reproducible to {+-} 1.5%. The procedures are equally applicable to the Mark I, Mark II and Mark III reactors as well as to reactors having much larger reactor tanks and to TRIGA reactors capable of forced cooling up to 3 MW in some cases and 15 MW in another case. In the case of forced cooled TRIGA reactors, the calorimetric power calibration is applicable in the natural convection mode for these reactors using exactly the same procedures as are discussed below for the smaller TRIGA reactors (< 2 MW)

  7. Universal calculation formula and calibration method in Fourier transform profilometry

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    Wen Yongfu; Li Sikun; Cheng Haobo; Su Xianyu; Zhang Qican

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a universal calculation formula of Fourier transform profilometry and give a strict theoretical analysis about the phase-height mapping relation. As the request on the experimental setup of the universal calculation formula is unconfined, the projector and the camera can be located arbitrarily to get better fringe information, which makes the operation flexible. The phase-height calibration method under the universal condition is proposed, which can avoid measuring the system parameters directly. It makes the system easy to manipulate and improves the measurement velocity. A computer simulation and experiment are conducted to verify its validity. The calculation formula and calibration method have been applied to measure an object of 22.00 mm maximal height. The relative error of the measurement result is only 0.59%. The experimental results prove that the three-dimensional shape of tested objects can be reconstructed exactly by using the calculation formula and calibration method, and the system has better universality.

  8. Silhouette Coherence for Camera Calibration under Circular Motion

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    calibration as a part of a complete and practical system to recover digital copies of sculpture from good quality silhouettes, making their integration in a practical system difficult. For the particular be considered as a generalization of the well-known epipolar tangency constraint for calculating motion from

  9. In situ calibration of inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission and mass spectroscopy

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    Braymen, S.D.

    1996-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus are disclosed for in situ addition calibration of an inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer or mass spectrometer using a precision gas metering valve to introduce a volatile calibration gas of an element of interest directly into an aerosol particle stream. The present in situ calibration technique is suitable for various remote, on-site sampling systems such as laser ablation or nebulization. 5 figs.

  10. Calibration and Performance of the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter

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    Bernardo Sotto-Maior Peralva

    2013-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) is the hadronic calorimeter covering the most central region of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. It is a key detector for the measurement of hadrons, jets, tau leptons and missing transverse energy. The TileCal calibration system comprises radioactive source, laser and charge injection elements and it allows to monitor and equalize the calorimeter response at each stage of the signal production, from scintillation light to digitization. This contribution presents a brief description of the different TileCal calibration systems as well as the latest results on their performance in terms of calibration factors, linearity and stability. The performance of the Tile Calorimeter with the cosmic muons and collision data is also presented, including the absolute energy scale, time resolution and associated stabilities.

  11. Timing Calibration in PET Using a Time Alignment Probe

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    Moses, William W.; Thompson, Christopher J.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    when the two sets of calibration factors are loaded into theare equivalent. Inde, .er/#—calibration, positron emissionB. Conventional Time-Delay Calibration Method 4> >,? '- -'#$

  12. Calibration and Characterization of the IceCube Photomultiplier Tube

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    Abbasi, R.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calibration and Characterization of the IceCubeUniversity of California. Calibration and Characterizationchar- acterization and calibration of these PMTs before

  13. Calibration intervals at Bendix Kansas City

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    James, R.T.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The calibration interval evaluation methods and control in each calibrating department of the Bendix Corp., Kansas City Division is described, and a more detailed description of those employed in metrology is provided.

  14. Antarctic Mapping Project ACTIVE RADAR CALIBRATOR

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    Howat, Ian M.

    RADARSAT Antarctic Mapping Project ACTIVE RADAR CALIBRATOR INSTALLATION DOCUMENT October, 1999 ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MICHIGAN CENTER FOR EARTH SCIENCES ALASKA SAR FACILITY BYRD POLAR RESEARCH...................................................................................................................................................3 Active Radar Calibrator Testing

  15. Power-Efficient Calibration and Reconfiguration for On-Chip Optical Communication

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    ring resonators is Corona [10], a 256-core 20 teraflop system constructed with 3D die stacking for the next-generation high performance multi- core systems. Online calibration of these optical components

  16. Calibration and Nash Equilibrium Dean Foster

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    Foster, Dean P.

    Calibration and Nash Equilibrium Dean Foster University of Pennsylvania and Sham Kakade TTI for all players in a game. · Equilibrium of what process? #12;Calibration: A form of unbiasedness "Suppose be termed well calibrated." Dawid [1982] A minimal condition for performance · On sequence: 0 1 0 1 0 1 0

  17. Calibration via Regression Dean P. Foster

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    Kakade, Sham M.

    Calibration via Regression Dean P. Foster Statistics Department University of Pennsylvania Email-- In the online prediction setting, the concept of calibration entails having the empirical (conditional hard to compare with each other. This paper shows how to get an approximate form of calibration out

  18. Online Calibration for Dynamic Traffic Constantinos Antoniou

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    On­line Calibration for Dynamic Traffic Assignment Constantinos Antoniou October 5, 2007 Seminar­line DTA framework Demand simulator Supply simulator State estimation and model calibration Network calibration approaches include subset of these models Seminar at Portland State University 3 #12;Constantinos

  19. EXPERIMENT 5 FTIR Instrument Operation and Calibration

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    Nazarenko, Alexander

    EXPERIMENT 5 FTIR Instrument Operation and Calibration OBJECTIVE 1. To become acquainted with the operation of the FTIR spectrometer and with calibration of the wavelength scale. 2. To prepare reference guide. You will use a polystyrene film standard to check the wavelength calibration. INTRODUCTION

  20. Reservoir offset models for Radiocarbon calibration

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    Nicholls, Geoff

    Reservoir offset models for Radiocarbon calibration Martin Jones Department of Anthropology mdj offset is to enable the application of calibration data (µ(), e.g. Stuiver et al. 1998) developed for one are not independent. However, the standard procedure for incorporating offset error into calibrated distributions

  1. ROBOT CALIBRATION USING LEAST-SQUARES AND

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    Flanagan, Randy

    ROBOT CALIBRATION USING LEAST-SQUARES AND P OLAR-DEC OMP O SITION FILTERING Gregory Ioannldes 1 This paper reports the experimental results of a novel method to calibrate geometric errors of multi of the Yaskawa Motoman Robot was calibrated. The measurements of the Cartesian coordinates of points were

  2. Range Creek Calibrated Dates Beta-202190

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    Provancher, William

    Range Creek Calibrated Dates 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 Beta-202190 Beta-175753 Beta-175755 Beta-235067 Beta-202189 Beta-214831 Beta-202188 Beta-202191 Beta-203630 Beta-214832 Beta-175754 Beta a Carbon-14 calibrated date (95% CI) between 1000 and 1200 C.E. (Figure 5: Beta-235067). The calibrated

  3. HAWC Calibration Optimization: Use Prototype WCD/Calibration/DAQ at CSU

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    HAWC Calibration Optimization: Use Prototype WCD/Calibration/DAQ at CSU John A.J. Matthews johnm/9 #12;HAWC calibration: conceptual design · Use a pulsed (300ps, 532nm laser) light source of known density filters) over the (required) PMT dynamic range of 0.1PE to 104PEs. · Optimize calibration

  4. Online Blind Calibration of Non-Uniform Photodetectors: Application to Endomicroscopy

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Online Blind Calibration of Non-Uniform Photodetectors: Application to Endomicroscopy Nicolas an original method for the online blind calibra- tion of non-uniform photodetectors. The disparity of a system akin to gradient- based surface recovery. From our blind calibration procedure, we design

  5. Posting type Advisory Subject Shifts in Mo-anode XRF element calibration factors

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    Fischer, Emily V.

    Posting type Advisory Subject Shifts in Mo-anode XRF element calibration factors Module/Species A@crocker.ucdavis.edu Supporting information A molybdenum-anode XRF instrument is used to analyze the heavier elements (Ni, Cu, Zn with lighter deposits were acquired and used in the Mo-anode XRF system. The new calibration foils resulted

  6. Validation and Calibration in ACE Models: An Investigation on the CATS model.

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Validation and Calibration in ACE Models: An Investigation on the CATS model. Carlo Bianchi deal with some validation (and a ...rst calibration) experiments on the CATS model proposed whether the simulation model is an acceptable representation of the real system are available (Sar- gent

  7. Spinning angle optical calibration apparatus

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    Beer, Stephen K. (Morgantown, WV); Pratt, II, Harold R. (Morgantown, WV)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An optical calibration apparatus is provided for calibrating and reproducing spinning angles in cross-polarization, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. An illuminated magnifying apparatus enables optical setting an accurate reproducing of spinning "magic angles" in cross-polarization, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy experiments. A reference mark scribed on an edge of a spinning angle test sample holder is illuminated by a light source and viewed through a magnifying scope. When the "magic angle" of a sample material used as a standard is attained by varying the angular position of the sample holder, the coordinate position of the reference mark relative to a graduation or graduations on a reticle in the magnifying scope is noted. Thereafter, the spinning "magic angle" of a test material having similar nuclear properties to the standard is attained by returning the sample holder back to the originally noted coordinate position.

  8. Calibration in High-Energy Astrophysics Statistical Methods

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    van Dyk, David

    Calibration in High-Energy Astrophysics Statistical Methods Statistical Computation Empirical Illustrations Accounting for Calibration Uncertainty: High Energy Astrophysics and the PCG Sampler David A. van Dyk Accounting for Calibration Uncertainty #12;Calibration in High-Energy Astrophysics Statistical

  9. The HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory: Design, Calibration, and Operation

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    Abeysekara, A U; Alvarez, C; Álvarez, J D; Arceo, R; Arteaga-Velázquez, J C; Solares, H A Ayala; Barber, A S; Baughman, B M; Bautista-Elivar, N; Belmont, E; BenZvi, S Y; Berley, D; Rosales, M Bonilla; Braun, J; Caballero-Lopez, R A; Caballero-Mora, K S; Carramiñana, A; Castillo, M; Cotti, U; Cotzomi, J; de la Fuente, E; De León, C; DeYoung, T; Hernandez, R Diaz; Díaz-Vélez, J C; Dingus, B L; DuVernois, M A; Ellsworth, R W; Fernandez, A; Fiorino, D W; Fraija, N; Galindo, A; Garfias, F; González, L X; González, M M; Goodman, J A; Grabski, V; Gussert, M; Hampel-Arias, Z; Hui, C M; Hüntemeyer, P; Imran, A; Iriarte, A; Karn, P; Kieda, D; Kunde, G J; Lara, A; Lauer, R J; Lee, W H; Lennarz, D; Vargas, H León; Linares, E C; Linnemann, J T; Longo, M; Luna-GarcIa, R; Marinelli, A; Martinez, H; Martinez, O; Martínez-Castro, J; Matthews, J A J; Miranda-Romagnoli, P; Moreno, E; Mostafá, M; Nava, J; Nellen, L; Newbold, M; Noriega-Papaqui, R; Oceguera-Becerra, T; Patricelli, B; Pelayo, R; Pérez-Pérez, E G; Pretz, J; Rivière, C; Rosa-González, D; Salazar, H; Salesa, F; Sanchez, F E; Sandoval, A; Santos, E; Schneider, M; Silich, S; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Sparks, K; Springer, R W; Taboada, I; Toale, P A; Tollefson, K; Torres, I; Ukwatta, T N; Villaseñor, L; Weisgarber, T; Westerhoff, S; Wisher, I G; Wood, J; Yodh, G B; Younk, P W; Zaborov, D; Zepeda, A; Zhou, H

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma Ray Observatory (HAWC) is under construction 4100 meters above sea level at Sierra Negra, Mexico. We describe the design and cabling of the detector, the characterization of the photomultipliers, and the timing calibration system. We also outline a next-generation detector based on the water Cherenkov technique.

  10. The DICE calibration project: design, characterization, and first results

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    Regnault, N; Schahmanèche, K; Guillou, L Le; Antilogus, P; Astier, P; Barrelet, E; Betoule, M; Bongard, S; Cuillandre, J -C; Juramy, C; Pain, R; Rocci, P -F; Tisserand, P; Villa, F

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe the design, operation, and first results of a photometric calibration project, called DICE (Direct Illumination Calibration Experiment), aiming at achieving precise instrumental calibration of optical telescopes. The heart of DICE is an illumination device composed of 24 narrow-spectrum, high-intensity, light-emitting diodes (LED) chosen to cover the ultraviolet-to-near-infrared spectral range. It implements a point-like source placed at a finite distance from the telescope entrance pupil, yielding a flat field illumination that covers the entire field of view of the imager. The purpose of this system is to perform a lightweight routine monitoring of the imager passbands with a precision better than 5 per-mil on the relative passband normalisations and about 3{\\AA} on the filter cutoff positions. The light source is calibrated on a spectrophotometric bench. As our fundamental metrology standard, we use a photodiode calibrated at NIST. The radiant intensity of each beam is mapped, and spectra are m...

  11. The ATLAS Inner Detector commissioning and calibration

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    The ATLAS Collaboration

    2010-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The ATLAS Inner Detector is a composite tracking system consisting of silicon pixels, silicon strips and straw tubes in a 2 T magnetic field. Its installation was completed in August 2008 and the detector took part in data- taking with single LHC beams and cosmic rays. The initial detector operation, hardware commissioning and in-situ calibrations are described. Tracking performance has been measured with 7.6 million cosmic-ray events, collected using a tracking trigger and reconstructed with modular pattern-recognition and fitting software. The intrinsic hit efficiency and tracking trigger efficiencies are close to 100%. Lorentz angle measurements for both electrons and holes, specific energy-loss calibration and transition radiation turn-on measurements have been performed. Different alignment techniques have been used to reconstruct the detector geometry. After the initial alignment, a transverse impact parameter resolution of 22.1+/-0.9 {\\mu}m and a relative momentum resolution {\\sigma}p/p = (4.83+/-0.16) \\times 10-4 GeV-1 \\times pT have been measured for high momentum tracks.

  12. UNIVERSAL AUTO-CALIBRATION FOR A RAPID BATTERY IMPEDANCE SPECTRUM MEASUREMENT DEVICE

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    Jon P. Christophersen; John L. Morrison; William H. Morrison

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy has been shown to be a valuable tool for diagnostics and prognostics of energy storage devices such as batteries and ultra-capacitors. Although measurements have been typically confined to laboratory environments, rapid impedance spectrum measurement techniques have been developed for on-line, embedded applications as well. The prototype hardware for the rapid technique has been validated using lithium-ion batteries, but issues with calibration had also been identified. A new, universal automatic calibration technique was developed to address the identified issues while also enabling a more simplified approach. A single, broad-frequency range is used to calibrate the system and then scaled to the actual range and conditions used when measuring a device under test. The range used for calibration must be broad relative to the expected measurement conditions for the scaling to be successful. Validation studies were performed by comparing the universal calibration approach with data acquired from targeted calibration ranges based on the expected range of performance for the device under test. First, a mid-level shunt range was used for calibration and used to measure devices with lower and higher impedance. Next, a high excitation current level was used for calibration, followed by measurements using lower currents. Finally, calibration was performed over a wide frequency range and used to measure test articles with a lower set of frequencies. In all cases, the universal calibration approach compared very well with results acquired following a targeted calibration. Additionally, the shunts used for the automated calibration technique were successfully characterized such that the rapid impedance measurements compare very well with laboratory-scale measurements. These data indicate that the universal approach can be successfully used for onboard rapid impedance spectra measurements for a broad set of test devices and range of measurement conditions.

  13. Calibration

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  14. Calibration

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  15. ARM - SGP Radiometric Calibration Facility

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  16. Calibration of the IMB Detector

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    Becker-Szendy, R.; Bionta, R.M.; Bratton, C.B.; Casper, D.; Claus, R.; Cortez, B.; Dye, S.T.; Errede, S.; Foster, G.W.; Gajewski, W.; Ganezer, K.; Goldhaber, M.; Haines, T.J.; Halverson, P.G.; Hazen, E.; Jones, T.W.; Kielczewska, D.; Kropp, W.R.; Learned, J.G.; Losecco, J.M.; Matsuno, S.; /UC, Irvine /Michigan U. /Brookhaven /Boston U. /Hawaii U. /University Coll. London /Warsaw U. /Cleveland State U. /Notre Dame U. /Louisiana State U. /Maryland U. /AT-T Bell Labs, Holmdel /Illinois U., Urbana /Fermilab /LLNL, Livermore /New Mexico U. /SLAC /Adelaide U. /CERN /Cal State, Dominguez Hills

    2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The IMB detector (named after its founding institutions: University of California, Irvine, the University of Michigan and Brookhaven National Laboratory) collected data on a wide range of phenomena for over eight years. It was the first and the largest of the ring imaging water Cherenkov detectors. The detector consisted of 8000 metric tons of ultra-pure water instrumented with 2048 photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). The PMTs were placed on the roof, floor, and walls of the detector in a lattice of approximately 1 m spacing. It made measurements of contained events that ranged in energy from 15 MeV up to 1.5 GeV. This paper describes the calibration of the IMB detector. This procedure was accurate and stable over a wide range of physical variables. It was used with little change throughout the entire eight-year lifetime of the experiment. The IMB calibration is a model for future large-scale detectors that employ the water Cherenkov technique.

  17. Multivariate Calibration Models for Sorghum Composition using...

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    Multivariate Calibration Models for Sorghum Composition using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy E. Wolfrum and C. Payne National Renewable Energy Laboratory T. Stefaniak and W. Rooney...

  18. Calibration of ACS Prism Slitless Spectroscopy Modes

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    S. S. Larsen; M. Kuemmel; J. R. Walsh

    2005-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Advanced Camera for Surveys is equipped with three prisms in the Solar Blind (SBC) and High Resolution (HRC) Channels, which together cover the 1150 - 3500 A range, albeit at highly non-uniform spectral resolution. We present new wavelength- and flux calibrations of the SBC (PR110L and PR130L) and HRC (PR200L) prisms, based on calibration observations obtained in Cycle 13. The calibration products are available to users via the ST-ECF/aXe web pages, and can be used directly with the aXe package. We discuss our calibration strategy and some caveats specific to slitless prism spectroscopy.

  19. Uncertainty Quantification Techniques for Sensor Calibration...

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    Uncertainty Quantification Techniques for Sensor Calibration Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants Re-direct Destination: This report describes research towards the development of...

  20. Sloan Digital Sky Survey Photometric Calibration Revisited

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    Marriner, John; /Fermilab

    2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The Sloan Digital Sky Survey calibration is revisited to obtain the most accurate photometric calibration. A small but significant error is found in the flat-fielding of the Photometric telescope used for calibration. Two SDSS star catalogs are compared and the average difference in magnitude as a function of right ascension and declination exhibits small systematic errors in relative calibration. The photometric transformation from the SDSS Photometric Telescope to the 2.5 m telescope is recomputed and compared to synthetic magnitudes computed from measured filter bandpasses.

  1. Calibration of Dynamic Traffic Assignment Models with Point-to-Point Traffic Surveillance

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    Vaze, Vikrant

    Accurate calibration of demand and supply simulators within a dynamic traffic assignment system is critical for consistent travel information and efficient traffic management. Emerging traffic surveillance devices such as ...

  2. Calibration of dynamic traffic assignment models with point-to-point traffic surveillance

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    Vaze, Vikrant (Vikrant Suhas)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurate calibration of demand and supply simulators within a Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) system is critical for the provision of consistent travel information and efficient traffic management. Emerging traffic ...

  3. Using a co-located GNSS radio occultation payload for microwave radiometer calibration

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    Davé, Pratik K. (Pratik Kamlesh)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study presents a new method of calibrating an orbital cross-track scanning microwave radiometer using a co-located radio occultation (RO) instrument with Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). The radiometer and ...

  4. Characterization of the deuteron beam current in a linear accelerator for nuclear-diagnostic calibrations

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    Denis, Daniel (Daniel B.)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) research, passive detection systems are often required in several applications for observing fusion-product spectra from an ICF-capsule implosion. These detection devices can be calibrated ...

  5. Behavioral modeling and digital calibration of pipeline analog to digital converters 

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    Bilhan, Erkan

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research focuses on digital calibration of pipeline analog to digital converters (ADCs) and also modeling of error sources and design parameters of pipeline ADCs. Modern applications such as communications systems require high resolution ADCs...

  6. Behavioral modeling and digital calibration of pipeline analog to digital converters

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    Bilhan, Erkan

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research focuses on digital calibration of pipeline analog to digital converters (ADCs) and also modeling of error sources and design parameters of pipeline ADCs. Modern applications such as communications systems require high resolution ADCs...

  7. Comments on ''Accuracy of Raman lidar water vapor calibration and its applicability to long-term measurements''

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    Whiteman, David N.; Venable, Demetrius; Landulfo, Eduardo

    2011-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In a recent publication, Leblanc and McDermid [Appl. Opt., 47, 5592 (2008)]APOPAI0003-693510.1364/AO.47.005592 proposed a hybrid calibration technique for Raman water vapor lidar involving a tungsten lamp and radiosondes. Measurements made with the lidar telescope viewing the calibration lamp were used to stabilize the lidar calibration determined by comparison with radiosonde. The technique provided a significantly more stable calibration constant than radiosondes used alone. The technique involves the use of a calibration lamp in a fixed position in front of the lidar receiver aperture. We examine this configuration and find that such a configuration likely does not properly sample the full lidar system optical efficiency. While the technique is a useful addition to the use of radiosondes alone for lidar calibration, it is important to understand the scenarios under which it will not provide an accurate quantification of system optical efficiency changes. We offer examples of these scenarios. Scanning of the full telescope aperture with the calibration lamp can circumvent most of these limitations. Based on the work done to date, it seems likely that the use of multiple calibration lamps in different fixed positions in front of the telescope may provide sufficient redundancy for long-term calibration needs. Further full-aperture scanning experiments, performed over an extended period of time, are needed to determine a ''best practice'' for the use of multiple calibration lamps in the hybrid technique.

  8. Bayesian Calibration of the Community Land Model using Surrogates

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    Ray, Jaideep; Hou, Zhangshuan; Huang, Maoyi; Sargsyan, K.; Swiler, Laura P.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results from the Bayesian calibration of hydrological parameters of the Community Land Model (CLM), which is often used in climate simulations and Earth system models. A statistical inverse problem is formulated for three hydrological parameters, conditioned on observations of latent heat surface fluxes over 48 months. Our calibration method uses polynomial and Gaussian process surrogates of the CLM, and solves the parameter estimation problem using a Markov chain Monte Carlo sampler. Posterior probability densities for the parameters are developed for two sites with different soil and vegetation covers. Our method also allows us to examine the structural error in CLM under two error models. We find that accurate surrogate models can be created for CLM in most cases. The posterior distributions lead to better prediction than the default parameter values in CLM. Climatologically averaging the observations does not modify the parameters’ distributions significantly. The structural error model reveals a correlation time-scale which can potentially be used to identify physical processes that could be contributing to it. While the calibrated CLM has a higher predictive skill, the calibration is under-dispersive.

  9. Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Bearing Calibration

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    van Dam, J.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NREL has initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) to investigate the root cause of the low wind turbine gearbox reliability. The GRC follows a multi-pronged approach based on a collaborative of manufacturers, owners, researchers and consultants. The project combines analysis, field testing, dynamometer testing, condition monitoring, and the development and population of a gearbox failure database. At the core of the project are two 750kW gearboxes that have been redesigned and rebuilt so that they are representative of the multi-megawatt gearbox topology currently used in the industry. These gearboxes are heavily instrumented and are tested in the field and on the dynamometer. This report discusses the bearing calibrations of the gearboxes.

  10. Calibrations, Monopoles and Fuzzy Funnels

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    Neil R. Constable; Neil D. Lambert

    2002-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new non-Abelian solitonic configurations in the low energy effective theory describing a collection of N parallel D1--branes. These configurations preserve 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 and 1/32 of the spacetime supersymmetry. They are solutions to a set of generalised Nahm's equations which are related to self-duality equations in eight dimensions. Our solutions represent D1--branes which expand into fuzzy funnel configurations ending on collections of intersecting D3--branes. Supersymmetry dictates that such intersecting D3--branes must lie on a calibrated three-surface of spacetime and we argue that the generalised Nahm's equations encode the data for the construction of magnetic monopoles on the relevant three-surfaces.

  11. ASTROMETRY.NET: BLIND ASTROMETRIC CALIBRATION OF ARBITRARY ASTRONOMICAL IMAGES

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    Lang, Dustin; Mierle, Keir; Roweis, Sam [Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, 6 King's College Road, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G4 (Canada); Hogg, David W.; Blanton, Michael [Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, Department of Physics, New York University, 4 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003 (United States)], E-mail: dstn@astro.princeton.edu

    2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We have built a reliable and robust system that takes as input an astronomical image, and returns as output the pointing, scale, and orientation of that image (the astrometric calibration or World Coordinate System information). The system requires no first guess, and works with the information in the image pixels alone; that is, the problem is a generalization of the 'lost in space' problem in which nothing-not even the image scale-is known. After robust source detection is performed in the input image, asterisms (sets of four or five stars) are geometrically hashed and compared to pre-indexed hashes to generate hypotheses about the astrometric calibration. A hypothesis is only accepted as true if it passes a Bayesian decision theory test against a null hypothesis. With indices built from the USNO-B catalog and designed for uniformity of coverage and redundancy, the success rate is >99.9% for contemporary near-ultraviolet and visual imaging survey data, with no false positives. The failure rate is consistent with the incompleteness of the USNO-B catalog; augmentation with indices built from the Two Micron All Sky Survey catalog brings the completeness to 100% with no false positives. We are using this system to generate consistent and standards-compliant meta-data for digital and digitized imaging from plate repositories, automated observatories, individual scientific investigators, and hobbyists. This is the first step in a program of making it possible to trust calibration meta-data for astronomical data of arbitrary provenance.

  12. Calibration of Accumulator and Debuncher Scrapers

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    Ellerbrock, A.; Werkema, S.; Wisner, B.; /Fermilab

    1992-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    During the past week a careful calibration of the accumulator and debuncher scrapers was made. The procedure was to measure the actual scraper movement relative to some fixed external reference point with a caliper while observing the readback of the associated ACNET device on a VAX console. The results of this calibration are summarized.

  13. Applying Calibration to Improve Uncertainty Assessment

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    Fondren, Mark Edward

    2013-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    that uncertainty can be assessed more reliably through look-backs and calibration, i.e., comparing actual results to probabilistic predictions over time. While many recognize the importance of look-backs, calibration is seldom practiced in industry. I believe a...

  14. Technical report Minimizing Calibrated Loss using

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Technical report Minimizing Calibrated Loss using Stochastic Low-Rank Newton Descent for large algorithm (SGD) for the minimization of classical Hinge Loss in the primal space. Although com- plexity- imization of any calibrated loss in the primal space. SLND approximates the inverse Hessian by the best low

  15. Calibration of fluorescence resonance energy transfer in microscopy

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    Youvan, Douglas C. (San Jose, CA); Silva, Christopher M. (Sunnyvale, CA); Bylina, Edward J. (San Jose, CA); Coleman, William J. (Moutain View, CA); Dilworth, Michael R. (Santa Cruz, CA); Yang, Mary M. (San Jose, CA)

    2002-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Imaging hardware, software, calibrants, and methods are provided to visualize and quantitate the amount of Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) occurring between donor and acceptor molecules in epifluorescence microscopy. The MicroFRET system compensates for overlap among donor, acceptor, and FRET spectra using well characterized fluorescent beads as standards in conjunction with radiometrically calibrated image processing techniques. The MicroFRET system also provides precisely machined epifluorescence cubes to maintain proper image registration as the sample is illuminated at the donor and acceptor excitation wavelengths. Algorithms are described that pseudocolor the image to display pixels exhibiting radiometrically-corrected fluorescence emission from the donor (blue), the acceptor (green) and FRET (red). The method is demonstrated on samples exhibiting FRET between genetically engineered derivatives of the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) bound to the surface of Ni chelating beads by histidine-tags.

  16. An Expectation-Maximization Method for Calibrating Synchronous Machine Models

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    Meng, Da; Zhou, Ning; Lu, Shuai; Lin, Guang

    2013-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The accuracy of a power system dynamic model is essential to its secure and efficient operation. Lower confidence in model accuracy usually leads to conservative operation and lowers asset usage. To improve model accuracy, this paper proposes an expectation-maximization (EM) method to calibrate the synchronous machine model using phasor measurement unit (PMU) data. First, an extended Kalman filter (EKF) is applied to estimate the dynamic states using measurement data. Then, the parameters are calculated based on the estimated states using maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) method. The EM method iterates over the preceding two steps to improve estimation accuracy. The proposed EM method’s performance is evaluated using a single-machine infinite bus system and compared with a method where both state and parameters are estimated using an EKF method. Sensitivity studies of the parameter calibration using EM method are also presented to show the robustness of the proposed method for different levels of measurement noise and initial parameter uncertainty.

  17. Calibration of fluorescence resonance energy transfer in microscopy

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    Youvan, Dougalas C.; Silva, Christopher M.; Bylina, Edward J.; Coleman, William J.; Dilworth, Michael R.; Yang, Mary M.

    2003-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Imaging hardware, software, calibrants, and methods are provided to visualize and quantitate the amount of Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) occurring between donor and acceptor molecules in epifluorescence microscopy. The MicroFRET system compensates for overlap among donor, acceptor, and FRET spectra using well characterized fluorescent beads as standards in conjunction with radiometrically calibrated image processing techniques. The MicroFRET system also provides precisely machined epifluorescence cubes to maintain proper image registration as the sample is illuminated at the donor and acceptor excitation wavelengths. Algorithms are described that pseudocolor the image to display pixels exhibiting radiometrically-corrected fluorescence emission from the donor (blue), the acceptor (green) and FRET (red). The method is demonstrated on samples exhibiting FRET between genetically engineered derivatives of the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) bound to the surface of Ni chelating beads by histidine-tags.

  18. Two-port microwave calibration at millikelvin temperatures

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    Ranzani, Leonardo; Spietz, Lafe; Aumentado, Jose [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States); Popovic, Zoya [University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States)

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we introduce a system for 2-port microwave calibration at millikelvin temperatures operating at the coldest stage of a dilution refrigerator by use of an adapted thru-reflect-line algorithm. We show that this can be an effective tool for characterizing common 50 {Omega} microwave components with better than 0.1 dB accuracy at temperatures that are relevant to many current experiments in superconducting quantum information.

  19. Ocean and Sea Ice SAF ASCAT NWP Ocean Calibration

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    Ocean and Sea Ice SAF ASCAT NWP Ocean Calibration Jeroen Verspeek Anton Verhoef Ad Stoffelen Version 1.5 2011-03-16 #12;ASCAT NWP Ocean Calibration Contents 1 Introduction ....................................................................................................................3 2 NWP Ocean Calibration

  20. Roland Kruse, Tiedo Meyer: Vibration platform for the calibration of

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    Vormann, Matthias

    Roland Kruse, Tiedo Meyer: Vibration platform for the calibration of optical sensors #12;Roland Kruse, Tiedo Meyer (Oldenburg University): Vibration platform for the calibration of optical sensors Meyer (Oldenburg University): Vibration platform for the calibration of optical sensors The project

  1. An Improved Procedure for Developing a Calibrated Hourly Simulation Model of an Electrically Heated and Cooled Commercial Buildling

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    Bou-Saada, Tarek Edmond

    lighting, energy efficient heat pumps, a photovoltaic system, envelope measures, and a solar domestic water heating system. To accomplish this, a DOE-2 baseline model was calibrated to the measured hourly data and compared to a building model constructed...

  2. Calibrating page sized Gafchromic EBT3 films

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    Crijns, W.; Maes, F.; Heide, U. A. van der; Van den Heuvel, F. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven (Belgium); Department ESAT/PSI-Medical Image Computing, Medical Imaging Research Center, KU Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven (Belgium); Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam (Netherlands); Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven (Belgium)

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The purpose is the development of a novel calibration method for dosimetry with Gafchromic EBT3 films. The method should be applicable for pretreatment verification of volumetric modulated arc, and intensity modulated radiotherapy. Because the exposed area on film can be large for such treatments, lateral scan errors must be taken into account. The correction for the lateral scan effect is obtained from the calibration data itself. Methods: In this work, the film measurements were modeled using their relative scan values (Transmittance, T). Inside the transmittance domain a linear combination and a parabolic lateral scan correction described the observed transmittance values. The linear combination model, combined a monomer transmittance state (T{sub 0}) and a polymer transmittance state (T{sub {infinity}}) of the film. The dose domain was associated with the observed effects in the transmittance domain through a rational calibration function. On the calibration film only simple static fields were applied and page sized films were used for calibration and measurements (treatment verification). Four different calibration setups were considered and compared with respect to dose estimation accuracy. The first (I) used a calibration table from 32 regions of interest (ROIs) spread on 4 calibration films, the second (II) used 16 ROIs spread on 2 calibration films, the third (III), and fourth (IV) used 8 ROIs spread on a single calibration film. The calibration tables of the setups I, II, and IV contained eight dose levels delivered to different positions on the films, while for setup III only four dose levels were applied. Validation was performed by irradiating film strips with known doses at two different time points over the course of a week. Accuracy of the dose response and the lateral effect correction was estimated using the dose difference and the root mean squared error (RMSE), respectively. Results: A calibration based on two films was the optimal balance between cost effectiveness and dosimetric accuracy. The validation resulted in dose errors of 1%-2% for the two different time points, with a maximal absolute dose error around 0.05 Gy. The lateral correction reduced the RMSE values on the sides of the film to the RMSE values at the center of the film. Conclusions: EBT3 Gafchromic films were calibrated for large field dosimetry with a limited number of page sized films and simple static calibration fields. The transmittance was modeled as a linear combination of two transmittance states, and associated with dose using a rational calibration function. Additionally, the lateral scan effect was resolved in the calibration function itself. This allows the use of page sized films. Only two calibration films were required to estimate both the dose and the lateral response. The calibration films were used over the course of a week, with residual dose errors Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To 2% or Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To 0.05 Gy.

  3. ATLAS Great Lakes Tier-2 Computing and Muon Calibration Center Commissioning

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    Shawn McKee

    2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Large-scale computing in ATLAS is based on a grid-linked system of tiered computing centers. The ATLAS Great Lakes Tier-2 came online in September 2006 and now is commissioning with full capacity to provide significant computing power and services to the USATLAS community. Our Tier-2 Center also host the Michigan Muon Calibration Center which is responsible for daily calibrations of the ATLAS Monitored Drift Tubes for ATLAS endcap muon system. During the first LHC beam period in 2008 and following ATLAS global cosmic ray data taking period, the Calibration Center received a large data stream from the muon detector to derive the drift tube timing offsets and time-to-space functions with a turn-around time of 24 hours. We will present the Calibration Center commissioning status and our plan for the first LHC beam collisions in 2009.

  4. Optical Measurement Methods used in Calibration and Validation...

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    Optical Measurement Methods used in Calibration and Validation of Modeled Injection Spray Characteristics Optical Measurement Methods used in Calibration and Validation of Modeled...

  5. A Calibration of a Microwave Telescope Christopher Herzog

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    A Calibration of a Microwave Telescope Christopher Herzog February 27, 2004 1 Calculating the Polarization Change This calibration experiment relies on an ability to calculate what happens

  6. Model-Based Transient Calibration Optimization for Next Generation...

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    Model-Based Transient Calibration Optimization for Next Generation Diesel Engines Model-Based Transient Calibration Optimization for Next Generation Diesel Engines 2005 Diesel...

  7. REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 84, 034706 (2013) In situ broadband cryogenic calibration for two-port superconducting

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    Anlage, Steven

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    beam with high efficiency because super- conducting resonators can store the energy with very low loss-port superconducting microwave resonators Jen-Hao Yeh1,2,a) and Steven M. Anlage1,2 1 Electrical and Computer of this in situ broadband cryogenic calibration system utilizing cryogenic switches. All calibration measurements

  8. Absolute intensity calibration of the 32-channel heterodyne radiometer on experimental advanced superconducting tokamak

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    Liu, X.; Zhao, H. L.; Liu, Y., E-mail: liuyong@ipp.ac.cn; Li, E. Z.; Han, X.; Ti, A.; Hu, L. Q.; Zhang, X. D. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Domier, C. W.; Luhmann, N. C. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616 (United States)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the results of the in situ absolute intensity calibration for the 32-channel heterodyne radiometer on the experimental advanced superconducting tokamak. The hot/cold load method is adopted, and the coherent averaging technique is employed to improve the signal to noise ratio. Measured spectra and electron temperature profiles are compared with those from an independent calibrated Michelson interferometer, and there is a relatively good agreement between the results from the two different systems.

  9. Wavelength calibration of the JWST-MIRI medium resolution spectrometer

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    Martinez-Galarza, J R; Hernan-Caballero, A; Azzollini, R; Glasse, A; Kendrew, S; Brandl, B; Lahuis, F

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the wavelength and spectral resolution characterisation of the Integral Field Unit (IFU) Medium Resolution Spectrometer for the Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI), to fly onboard the James Webb Space Telescope in 2014. We use data collected using the Verification Model of the instrument and develop an empirical method to calibrate properties such as wavelength range and resolving power in a portion of the spectrometer's full spectral range (5-28 microns). We test our results against optical models to verify the system requirements and combine them with a study of the fringing pattern in the instrument's detector to provide a more accurate calibration. We show that MIRI's IFU spectrometer will be able to produce spectra with a resolving power above R=2800 in the wavelength range 6.46-7.70 microns, and that the unresolved spectral lines are well fitted by a Gaussian profile.

  10. 4-D seismic technologies: intersurvey calibration

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    Kelley, Jeffrey Paul

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    seismic data sets at different times in the production life of a reservoir, calibrating, then comparing the data sets and interpreting intersurvey differences in terms of fluid change or movement. In practice 4-D (time-lapse) analysis is typically...

  11. 4-D seismic technologies: intersurvey calibration 

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    Kelley, Jeffrey Paul

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    seismic data sets at different times in the production life of a reservoir, calibrating, then comparing the data sets and interpreting intersurvey differences in terms of fluid change or movement. In practice 4-D (time-lapse) ...

  12. Method of calibrating clutches in transmissions

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    Bulgrien, G.H.

    1991-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a microprocessor controlling a shuttle shift transmission programmed to effect a calibration of the final drive clutches in the transmission so that the microprocessor can efficiently effect engagement of each respective clutch by applying the proper hydraulic pressure to cause proper engagement thereof. This method of calibrating the final drive clutches in the transmission includes braking the output shaft of the transmission so that any engagement of the selected final drive clutch being calibrated will cause a load to be applied to the engine. The hydraulic pressure is then incrementally increased until the engine RPM's decrease because of the load being placed on the engine. The value of this engagement hydraulic pressure is stored in the microprocessor for use when effecting engagement of the selected clutch during operation of the transmission. Service indicators are programmed into the microprocessor should the selected clutch not be capable of being calibrated.

  13. Temperature calibration of Gulf of Mexico corals

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    Smith, Jennifer Mae

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for measurement of extension, density, and isotopes ([]¹?O, []¹³C). The coral oxygen isotope signature was calibrated against high-resolution daily temperature and salinity data sets spanning 1990-1997. Coralline estimates of water temperature demonstrate only...

  14. Simultaneous sensor calibration and path estimation

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    Rudoy, Melanie Beth

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents two topics related to the simultaneous calibration of a network of imaging sensors, i.e. cameras, and the recovery of the trajectory of an object moving among those sensors. The non-overlapping fields ...

  15. Calibration of the delayed-gamma neutron activation facility

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    Ma, R.; Zhao, X.; Rarback, H.M.; Yasumura, S.; Dilmanian, F.A.; Moore, R.I.; Lo Monte, A.F.; Vodopia, K.A.; Liu, H.B.; Economos, C.D.; Nelson, M.E.; Aloia, J.F.; Vaswani, A.N.; Weber, D.A.; Pierson, R.N. Jr.; Joel, D.D. [Medical Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)] [Medical Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The delayed-gamma neutron activation facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory was originally calibrated using an anthropomorphic hollow phantom filled with solutions containing predetermined amounts of Ca. However, 99{percent} of the total Ca in the human body is not homogeneously distributed but contained within the skeleton. Recently, an artificial skeleton was designed, constructed, and placed in a bottle phantom to better represent the Ca distribution in the human body. Neutron activation measurements of an anthropomorphic and a bottle (with no skeleton) phantom demonstrate that the difference in size and shape between the two phantoms changes the total body calcium results by less than 1{percent}. To test the artificial skeleton, two small polyethylene jerry-can phantoms were made, one with a femur from a cadaver and one with an artificial bone in exactly the same geometry. The femur was ashed following the neutron activation measurements for chemical analysis of Ca. Results indicate that the artificial bone closely simulates the real bone in neutron activation analysis and provides accurate calibration for Ca measurements. Therefore, the calibration of the delayed-gamma neutron activation system is now based on the new bottle phantom containing an artificial skeleton. This change has improved the accuracy of measurement for total body calcium. Also, the simple geometry of this phantom and the artificial skeleton allows us to simulate the neutron activation process using a Monte Carlo code, which enables us to calibrate the system for human subjects larger and smaller than the phantoms used as standards. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Association of Physicists in Medicine.}

  16. Compact Optical Technique for Streak Camera Calibration

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    Curt Allen; Terence Davies; Frans Janson; Ronald Justin; Bruce Marshall; Oliver Sweningsen; Perry Bell; Roger Griffith; Karla Hagans; Richard Lerche

    2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Ignition Facility is under construction at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy Stockpile Stewardship Program. Optical streak cameras are an integral part of the experimental diagnostics instrumentation. To accurately reduce data from the streak cameras a temporal calibration is required. This article describes a technique for generating trains of precisely timed short-duration optical pulses that are suitable for temporal calibrations.

  17. Calibration and Rating of Photovoltaics: Preprint

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    Emery, K.

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rating the performance of photovoltaic (PV) modules is critical to determining the cost per watt, and efficiency is useful to assess the relative progress among PV concepts. Procedures for determining the efficiency for PV technologies from 1-sun to low concentration to high concentration are discussed. We also discuss the state of the art in primary and secondary calibration of PV reference cells used by calibration laboratories around the world. Finally, we consider challenges to rating PV technologies and areas for improvement.

  18. Calibration of a SCARA robot manipulator

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    Brock, Timothy Boland

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CALIBRATION OF A SCARA ROBOT MANIPULATOR A Thesis By TIMOTHY BOLAND BROCK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of lvlASTER OF SCIENCE May 1989 Major... Subject: Mechanical Engineering CALIBRATION OF A SCARA ROBOT MANIPULATOR A Thesis By TIMOTHY BOLAND BROCK Approved as to style and contem by: Make McDermon (Chair of Committee) Michael J. ins (Head of Department) uis J. Everett (Member) Karan...

  19. Seepage Calibration Model and Seepage Testing Data

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    S. Finsterle

    2004-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this Model Report is to document the Seepage Calibration Model (SCM). The SCM was developed (1) to establish the conceptual basis for the Seepage Model for Performance Assessment (SMPA), and (2) to derive seepage-relevant, model-related parameters and their distributions for use in the SMPA and seepage abstraction in support of the Total System Performance Assessment for License Application (TSPA-LA). This Model Report has been revised in response to a comprehensive, regulatory-focused evaluation performed by the Regulatory Integration Team [''Technical Work Plan for: Regulatory Integration Evaluation of Analysis and Model Reports Supporting the TSPA-LA'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169653])]. The SCM is intended to be used only within this Model Report for the estimation of seepage-relevant parameters through calibration of the model against seepage-rate data from liquid-release tests performed in several niches along the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) Main Drift and in the Cross-Drift. The SCM does not predict seepage into waste emplacement drifts under thermal or ambient conditions. Seepage predictions for waste emplacement drifts under ambient conditions will be performed with the SMPA [''Seepage Model for PA Including Drift Collapse'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 167652])], which inherits the conceptual basis and model-related parameters from the SCM. Seepage during the thermal period is examined separately in the Thermal Hydrologic (TH) Seepage Model [see ''Drift-Scale Coupled Processes (DST and TH Seepage) Models'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170338])]. The scope of this work is (1) to evaluate seepage rates measured during liquid-release experiments performed in several niches in the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) and in the Cross-Drift, which was excavated for enhanced characterization of the repository block (ECRB); (2) to evaluate air-permeability data measured in boreholes above the niches and the Cross-Drift to obtain the permeability structure for the seepage model; (3) to use inverse modeling to calibrate the SCM and to estimate seepage-relevant, model-related parameters on the drift scale; (4) to estimate the epistemic uncertainty of the derived parameters, based on the goodness-of-fit to the observed data and the sensitivity of calculated seepage with respect to the parameters of interest; (5) to characterize the aleatory uncertainty of the parameters as a result of spatial variability; (6) to evaluate prediction uncertainty based on linear uncertainty-propagation analyses and Monte Carlo simulations; (7) to validate the SCM during model development, and validate the SCM using the post-development activities outlined in the Technical Work Plan (TWP); (8) to provide the technical basis for the resolution of unconfirmed issues previously labeled ''to be verified'' (TBV); and (9) to provide the technical basis for screening of certain seepage-related features, events, and processes (FEPs).

  20. Visual servoing is a manipulation control strategy that precisely positions objects using imprecisely calibrated

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    Abstract Visual servoing is a manipulation control strategy that precisely positions objects using imprecisely calibrated camera­lens­manipulator systems. In order to quickly and easily integrate sensor­based manipulation strategies such as visual servoing into robotic systems, a system frame­ work and a task

  1. Calibration facility for environment dosimetry instruments

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    Bercea, Sorin; Celarel, Aurelia; Cenusa, Constantin [Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, 30 Reactorului St, Magurele, Jud Ilfov, P.O.B. MG-6, RO-077125 (Romania)

    2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    In the last ten years, the nuclear activities, as well as the major nuclear events (see Fukushima accident) had an increasing impact on the environment, merely by contamination with radioactive materials. The most conferment way to quickly identify the presence of some radioactive elements in the environment, is to measure the dose-equivalent rate H. In this situation, information concerning the values of H due only to the natural radiation background must exist. Usually, the values of H due to the natural radiation background, are very low (?10{sup ?9} - 10{sup ?8} Sv/h). A correct measurement of H in this range involve a performing calibration of the measuring instruments in the measuring range corresponding to the natural radiation background lead to important problems due to the presence of the natural background itself the best way to overlap this difficulty is to set up the calibration stand in an area with very low natural radiation background. In Romania, we identified an area with such special conditions at 200 m dept, in a salt mine. This paper deals with the necessary requirements for such a calibration facility, as well as with the calibration stand itself. The paper includes also, a description of the calibration stand (and images) as well as the radiological and metrological parameters. This calibration facilities for environment dosimetry is one of the few laboratories in this field in Europe.

  2. Telescope Spectrophotometric and Absolute Flux Calibration, and National Security Applications, Using a Tunable Laser on a Satellite

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    Justin Albert; William Burgett; Jason Rhodes

    2006-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a tunable laser-based satellite-mounted spectrophotometric and absolute flux calibration system, to be utilized by ground- and space-based telescopes. As spectrophotometric calibration may play a significant role in the accuracy of photometric redshift measurement, and photometric redshift accuracy is important for measuring dark energy using SNIa, weak gravitational lensing, and baryon oscillations, a method for reducing such uncertainties is needed. We propose to improve spectrophotometric calibration, currently obtained using standard stars, by placing a tunable laser and a wide-angle light source on a satellite by early next decade (perhaps included in the upgrade to the GPS satellite network) to improve absolute flux calibration and relative spectrophotometric calibration across the visible and near-infrared spectrum. As well as fundamental astrophysical applications, the system proposed here potentially has broad utility for defense and national security applications such as ground target illumination and space communication.

  3. Array E Calibration Curves PAGE 1 OF 22

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    REV. MO. ATM1095 Array E Calibration Curves PAGE 1 OF 22 DATE 11 April 197 2 This A TM summarizes the scope and contents of the calibration curve data book and calibration magnetic tape which special conversions which are out of scope of the Apollo/Saturn Calibration Tape Format Mod 1; special

  4. Calibration in High-Energy Astrophysics Statistical Methods

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    van Dyk, David

    Calibration in High-Energy Astrophysics Statistical Methods Empirical Illustrations Accounting for Calibration Uncertainty in High Energy Astrophysics David A. van Dyk1 Vinay Kashyap2 Taeyoung Park3 Jin Xu4 David A. van Dyk Accounting for Calibration Uncertainty #12;Calibration in High-Energy Astrophysics

  5. Hand-Eye Calibration1 Radu Horaud and Fadi Dornaika

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Hand-Eye Calibration1 Radu Horaud and Fadi Dornaika LIFIA{IMAG & Inria Rh^one-Alpes 46, avenue to as the hand-eye calibration problem. Hand-eye calibration is important in at least two types of tasks: (i) map formulations of the hand-eye calibration problem. One formulation is the classical one that we just mentioned

  6. Robot Hand-Eye Calibration using Structure-from-Motion

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Robot Hand-Eye Calibration using Structure-from-Motion Nicolas Andre Radu Horaud Bernard Espiau procedure for hand- eye calibration. Indeed, no more calibration jig is needed and small calibration motions. This spatial relationship is a rigid transformation, a rotation and a translation, known as the hand-eye

  7. Calibration of erythemally weighted broadband instruments: A comparison between PMOD/WRC and MSL

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    Swift, Neil; Nield, Kathryn; Hamlin, John [Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand, Industrial Research Ltd, Lower Hutt (New Zealand); Huelsen, Gregor; Groebner, Julian [Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, World Radiation Centre, Davos Dorf (Switzerland)

    2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A Yankee Environmental Systems (YES) UVB-1 ultraviolet pyranometer, designed to measure erythemally weighted total solar irradiance, was calibrated by the Measurement Standards Laboratory (MSL) in Lower Hutt, New Zealand during August 2010. The calibration was then repeated during July and August 2011 by the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Obervatorium Davos, World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC) located in Davos, Switzerland. Calibration results show that measurements of the relative spectral and angular response functions at the two institutes are in excellent agreement, thus providing a good degree of confidence in these measurement facilities. However, measurements to convert the relative spectral response into an absolute calibration disagree significantly depending on whether an FEL lamp or solar spectra are used to perform this scaling. This is the first serious comparison of these scaling methods to formally explore the potential systematic errors which could explain the discrepancy.

  8. Robotic calibration of the motional Stark effect diagnostic on Alcator C-Mod

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    Mumgaard, Robert T., E-mail: mumgaard@psfc.mit.edu [MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Scott, Steven D. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Ko, Jinseok [National Fusion Research Institute, 169-148 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of)] [National Fusion Research Institute, 169-148 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The capability to calibrate diagnostics, such as the Motional Stark Effect (MSE) diagnostic, without using plasma or beam-into-gas discharges will become increasingly important on next step fusion facilities due to machine availability and operational constraints. A robotic calibration system consisting of a motorized three-axis positioning system and a polarization light source capable of generating arbitrary polarization states with a linear polarization angle accuracy of <0.05° has been constructed and has been used to calibrate the MSE diagnostic deployed on Alcator C-Mod. The polarization response of the complex diagnostic is shown to be fully captured using a Fourier expansion of the detector signals in terms of even harmonics of the input polarization angle. The system's high precision robotic control of position and orientation allow it to be used also to calibrate the geometry of the instrument's view. Combined with careful measurements of the narrow bandpass spectral filters, this system fully calibrates the diagnostic without any plasma discharges. The system's high repeatability, flexibility, and speed has been exploited to quantify several systematics in the MSE diagnostic response, providing a more complete understanding of the diagnostic performance.

  9. Calibration of a Modified Californium Shuffler

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    Sadowski, E.T.; Armstrong, F. [Westinghouse Savannah River Company, AIKEN, SC (United States); Oldham, R. [USDOE New Brunswick Lab., Argonne, IL (United States); Ceo, R.; Williams, N. [Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A californium shuffler originally designed to assay hollow cylindrical pieces of UA1 has been modified to assay solid cylinders. Calibration standards were characterized via chemical analysis of the molten UA1 taken during casting of the standards. The melt samples yielded much more reliable characterization data than drill samples taken from standards after the standards had solidified. By normalizing one well-characterized calibration curve to several standards at different enrichments, a relatively small number of standards was required to develop an enrichment-dependent calibration. The precision of this shuffler is 0.65%, and the typical random and systematic uncertainties are 0.53% and 0.73%, respectively, for a six minute assay of an ingot containing approximately 700 grams of {sup 235}U. This paper will discuss (1) the discrepancies encountered when UA1 standards were characterized via melt samples versus drill samples, (2) a calibration methodology employing a small number of standards, and (3) a comparison of results from a previously unused shuffler with an existing shuffler. A small number of UA1 standards have been characterized using samples from the homogeneous molten state and have yielded enrichment-dependent and enrichment-independent calibration curves on two different shufflers.

  10. MKV Carrier Vehicle Sensor Calibration

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    Plotnik, Aaron M.

    The Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV) system, which is being developed by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), is a midcourse payload that includes a carrier vehicle and a number of small kill vehicles. During the mission, the ...

  11. Transient Inverse Calibration of Hanford Site-Wide Groundwater Model to Hanford Operational Impacts - 1943 to 1996

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    Cole, Charles R.; Bergeron, Marcel P.; Wurstner, Signe K.; Thorne, Paul D.; Orr, Samuel; Mckinley, Mathew I.

    2001-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a new initiative to strengthen the technical defensibility of predictions made with the Hanford site-wide groundwater flow and transport model. The focus is on characterizing major uncertainties in the current model. PNNL will develop and implement a calibration approach and methodology that can be used to evaluate alternative conceptual models of the Hanford aquifer system. The calibration process will involve a three-dimensional transient inverse calibration of each numerical model to historical observations of hydraulic and water quality impacts to the unconfined aquifer system from Hanford operations since the mid-1940s.

  12. WAVELENGTH CALIBRATION OF THE HAMILTON ECHELLE SPECTROGRAPH

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    Pakhomov, Yu. V. [Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation); Zhao, G., E-mail: pakhomov@inasan.ru [Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012 (China)

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the wavelength calibration of the Hamilton Echelle Spectrograph at Lick Observatory. The main problem with the calibration of this spectrograph arises from the fact that thorium lines are absent in the spectrum of the presumed ThAr hollow-cathode lamp now under operation; numerous unknown strong lines, which have been identified as titanium lines, are present in the spectrum. We estimate the temperature of the lamp's gas which permits us to calculate the intensities of the lines and to select a large number of relevant Ti I and Ti II lines. The resulting titanium line list for the Lick hollow-cathode lamp is presented. The wavelength calibration using this line list was made with an accuracy of about 0.006 Å.

  13. Calibrating transport lines using LOCO techniques

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    Yves Roblin

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the 12GeV upgrade underway at CEBAF, there is a need to re-characterize the beamlines after the modifications made to it to accommodate running at higher energies. We present a linear perturbation approach to calibrating the optics model of transport lines. This method is adapted from the LOCO method in use for storage rings. We consider the effect of quadrupole errors, dipole construction errors as well as beam position monitors and correctors calibrations. The ideal model is expanded to first order in Taylor series of the quadrupole errors. A set of difference orbits obtained by exciting the correctors along the beamline is taken, yielding the measured response matrix. An iterative procedure is invoked and the quadrupole errors as well as beam position monitors and corrector calibration factors are obtained. Here we present details of the method and results of first measurements at CEBAF in early 2011.

  14. Calibrated Hydrothermal Parameters, Barrow, Alaska, 2013

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    Atchley, Adam; Painter, Scott; Harp, Dylan; Coon, Ethan; Wilson, Cathy; Liljedahl, Anna; Romanovsky, Vladimir

    A model-observation-experiment process (ModEx) is used to generate three 1D models of characteristic micro-topographical land-formations, which are capable of simulating present active thaw layer (ALT) from current climate conditions. Each column was used in a coupled calibration to identify moss, peat and mineral soil hydrothermal properties to be used in up-scaled simulations. Observational soil temperature data from a tundra site located near Barrow, AK (Area C) is used to calibrate thermal properties of moss, peat, and sandy loam soil to be used in the multiphysics Advanced Terrestrial Simulator (ATS) models. Simulation results are a list of calibrated hydrothermal parameters for moss, peat, and mineral soil hydrothermal parameters.

  15. Planck 2015 results. VIII. High Frequency Instrument data processing: Calibration and maps

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    Adam, R; Aghanim, N; Arnaud, M; Ashdown, M; Aumont, J; Baccigalupi, C; Banday, A J; Barreiro, R B; Bartolo, N; Battaner, E; Benabed, K; Benoît, A; Benoit-Lévy, A; Bernard, J -P; Bersanelli, M; Bertincourt, B; Bielewicz, P; Bonavera, L; Bond, J R; Borrill, J; Bouchet, F R; Boulanger, F; Bucher, M; Burigana, C; Calabrese, E; Cardoso, J -F; Catalano, A; Challinor, A; Chamballu, A; Chiang, H C; Christensen, P R; Clements, D L; Colombi, S; Colombo, L P L; Combet, C; Couchot, F; Coulais, A; Crill, B P; Curto, A; Cuttaia, F; Danese, L; Davies, R D; Davis, R J; de Bernardis, P; de Rosa, A; de Zotti, G; Delabrouille, J; Delouis, J -M; Désert, F -X; Diego, J M; Dole, H; Donzelli, S; Doré, O; Douspis, M; Ducout, A; Dupac, X; Efstathiou, G; Elsner, F; Enßlin, T A; Eriksen, H K; Falgarone, E; Fergusson, J; Finelli, F; Forni, O; Frailis, M; Fraisse, A A; Franceschi, E; Frejsel, A; Galeotta, S; Galli, S; Ganga, K; Ghosh, T; Giard, M; Giraud-Héraud, Y; Gjerløw, E; González-Nuevo, J; Górski, K M; Gratton, S; Gruppuso, A; Gudmundsson, J E; Hansen, F K; Hanson, D; Harrison, D L; Henrot-Versillé, S; Herranz, D; Hildebrandt, S R; Hivon, E; Hobson, M; Holmes, W A; Hornstrup, A; Hovest, W; Huffenberger, K M; Hurier, G; Jaffe, A H; Jaffe, T R; Jones, W C; Juvela, M; Keihänen, E; Keskitalo, R; Kisner, T S; Kneissl, R; Knoche, J; Kunz, M; Kurki-Suonio, H; Lagache, G; Lamarre, J -M; Lasenby, A; Lattanzi, M; Lawrence, C R; Jeune, M Le; Leahy, J P; Lellouch, E; Leonardi, R; Lesgourgues, J; Levrier, F; Liguori, M; Lilje, P B; Linden-Vørnle, M; López-Caniego, M; Lubin, P M; Macías-Pérez, J F; Maggio, G; Maino, D; Mandolesi, N; Mangilli, A; Martin, P G; Martínez-González, E; Masi, S; Matarrese, S; Mazzotta, P; McGehee, P; Melchiorri, A; Mendes, L; Mennella, A; Migliaccio, M; Mitra, S; Miville-Deschênes, M -A; Moneti, A; Montier, L; Moreno, R; Morgante, G; Mortlock, D; Moss, A; Mottet, S; Munshi, D; Murphy, J A; Naselsky, P; Nati, F; Natoli, P; Netterfield, C B; Nørgaard-Nielsen, H U; Noviello, F; Novikov, D; Novikov, I; Oxborrow, C A; Paci, F; Pagano, L; Pajot, F; Paoletti, D; Pasian, F; Patanchon, G; Pearson, T J; Perdereau, O; Perotto, L; Perrotta, F; Pettorino, V; Piacentini, F; Piat, M; Pierpaoli, E; Pietrobon, D; Plaszczynski, S; Pointecouteau, E; Polenta, G; Pratt, G W; Prézeau, G; Prunet, S; Puget, J -L; Rachen, J P; Reinecke, M; Remazeilles, M; Renault, C; Renzi, A; Ristorcelli, I; Rocha, G; Rosset, C; Rossetti, M; Roudier, G; Rusholme, B; Sandri, M; Santos, D; Sauvé, A; Savelainen, M; Savini, G; Scott, D; Seiffert, M D; Shellard, E P S; Spencer, L D; Stolyarov, V; Stompor, R; Sudiwala, R; Sutton, D; Suur-Uski, A -S; Sygnet, J -F; Tauber, J A; Terenzi, L; Toffolatti, L; Tomasi, M; Tristram, M; Tucci, M; Tuovinen, J; Valenziano, L; Valiviita, J; Van Tent, B; Vielva, P; Villa, F; Wade, L A; Wandelt, B D; Watson, R; Wehus, I K; Yvon, D; Zacchei, A; Zonca, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the processing applied to the Planck High Frequency Instrument (HFI) cleaned, time-ordered information to produce photometrically calibrated maps in temperature and (for the first time) in polarization. The data from the 2.5 year full mission include almost five independent full-sky surveys. HFI observes the sky over a broad range of frequencies, from 100 to 857 GHz. To get the best accuracy on the calibration over such a large range, two different photometric calibration schemes have been used. The 545 and 857 GHz data are calibrated using models of planetary atmospheric emission. The lower frequencies (from 100 to 353 GHz) are calibrated using the time-variable cosmological microwave background dipole which we call the orbital dipole. This source of calibration only depends on the satellite velocity with respect to the solar system and permits an independent measurement of the amplitude of the CMB solar dipole (3364.5 +/- 0.8 \\mu K) which is 1\\sigma\\ higher than the WMAP measurement wit...

  16. Flavor Tagging at Tevatron incl. calibration and control

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    Moulik, T.; /Kansas U.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the flavor tagging techniques developed at the CDF and D0 experiments. Flavor tagging involves identification of the B meson flavor at production, whether its constituent is a quark or an anti-quark. It is crucial for measuring the oscillation frequency of neutral B mesons, both in the B{sup 0} and B{sub S} system. The two experiments have developed their unique approaches to flavor tagging, using neural networks, and likelihood methods to disentangle tracks from b decays from other tracks. This report discusses these techniques and the measurement of B{sup 0} mixing, as a means to calibrate the taggers.

  17. Bandpass calibration of a wideband spectrometer using pulse injection

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    Patra, Nipanjana; Ekers, Ron; Roberts, Paul

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a novel time domain concept for determining the bandpass response of a system by injecting a nanosecond pulse and capturing the system voltage output. A pulse of sub-nanosecond duration contains all frequency components with constant amplitude up to 1~GHz. Hence, this method can accurately determine the system bandpass response to a broadband signal. A train of pulses are coherently accumulated providing very high signal-to-noise calibration. The basic concept is demonstrated using a pulse generator-accumulator setup realised in a Bedlam board which is a high speed digital signal processing unit. The same system was used at the Parkes Radio Telescope between 2--13 October 2013 and we demonstrate its powerful diagnostic capability. We also present some initial test data from this experiment.

  18. Gafchromic EBT2 film dosimetry in reflection mode with a novel plan-based calibration method

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    Mendez, I.; Hartman, V.; Hudej, R.; Strojnik, A.; Casar, B. [Department of Medical Physics, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Zaloska cesta 2, Ljubljana 1000 (Slovenia)

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose:A dosimetric system formed by Gafchromic EBT2 radiochromic film and Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner was commissioned for dosimetry. In this paper, several open questions concerning the commissioning of radiochromic films for dosimetry were addressed: (a) is it possible to employ this dosimetric system in reflection mode; (b) if so, can the methods used in transmission mode also be used in reflection mode; (c) is it possible to obtain accurate absolute dose measurements with Gafchromic EBT2 films; (d) which calibration method should be followed; (e) which calibration models should be used; and (f) does three-color channel dosimetry offer a significant improvement over single channel dosimetry. The purpose of this paper is to help clarify these questions. Methods: In this study, films were scanned in reflection mode, the effect of surrounding film was evaluated and the feasibility of EBT2 film dosimetry in reflection mode was studied. EBT2's response homogeneity has been reported to lead to excessive dose uncertainties. To overcome this problem, a new plan-based calibration method was implemented. Plan-based calibration can use every pixel and each of the three color channels of the scanned film to obtain the parameters of the calibration model. A model selection analysis was conducted to select lateral correction and sensitometric curve models. The commonly used calibration with fragments was compared with red-channel plan-based calibration and with three-channel plan-based calibration. Results: No effect of surrounding film was found in this study. The film response inhomogeneity in EBT2 films was found to be important not only due to differences in the fog but also due to differences in sensitivity. The best results for lateral corrections were obtained using absolute corrections independent of the dose. With respect to the sensitometric curves, an empirical polynomial fit of order 4 was found to obtain results equivalent to a gamma-distributed single hit model based on physical assumptions. Three-channel dosimetry was found to be substantially superior to red-channel dosimetry. Conclusions: Reflection mode with Gafchromic EBT2 radiochromic film was found to be a viable alternative to transmission mode. The same methods that are used in transmission mode can be followed in reflection mode. A novel plan-based method was developed for calibration and multichannel dosimetry. This novel method offers increased robustness against film response inhomogeneities and reduces considerably the time required for calibration.

  19. Planck 2015 results. V. LFI calibration

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    Ade, P A R; Ashdown, M; Aumont, J; Baccigalupi, C; Banday, A J; Barreiro, R B; Bartolo, N; Battaglia, P; Battaner, E; Benabed, K; Benoît, A; Benoit-Lévy, A; Bernard, J -P; Bersanelli, M; Bielewicz, P; Bock, J J; Bonaldi, A; Bonavera, L; Bond, J R; Borrill, J; Bouchet, F R; Bucher, M; Burigana, C; Butler, R C; Calabrese, E; Cardoso, J -F; Catalano, A; Chamballu, A; Christensen, P R; Colombi, S; Colombo, L P L; Crill, B P; Curto, A; Cuttaia, F; Danese, L; Davies, R D; Davis, R J; de Bernardis, P; de Rosa, A; de Zotti, G; Delabrouille, J; Dickinson, C; Diego, J M; Dole, H; Donzelli, S; Doré, O; Douspis, M; Ducout, A; Dupac, X; Efstathiou, G; Elsner, F; Enßlin, T A; Eriksen, H K; Fergusson, J; Finelli, F; Forni, O; Frailis, M; Franceschi, E; Frejsel, A; Galeotta, S; Galli, S; Ganga, K; Giard, M; Giraud-Héraud, Y; Gjerløw, E; González-Nuevo, J; Górski, K M; Gratton, S; Gregorio, A; Gruppuso, A; Hansen, F K; Hanson, D; Harrison, D L; Henrot-Versillé, S; Herranz, D; Hildebrandt, S R; Hivon, E; Hobson, M; Holmes, W A; Hornstrup, A; Hovest, W; Huffenberger, K M; Hurier, G; Jaffe, A H; Jaffe, T R; Juvela, M; Keihänen, E; Keskitalo, R; Kisner, T S; Knoche, J; Krachmalnicoff, N; Kunz, M; Kurki-Suonio, H; Lagache, G; Lähteenmäki, A; Lamarre, J -M; Lasenby, A; Lattanzi, M; Lawrence, C R; Leahy, J P; Leonardi, R; Lesgourgues, J; Levrier, F; Liguori, M; Lilje, P B; Linden-Vørnle, M; López-Caniego, M; Lubin, P M; Macías-Pérez, J F; Maggio, G; Maino, D; Mandolesi, N; Mangilli, A; Maris, M; Martin, P G; Martínez-González, E; Masi, S; Matarrese, S; McGehee, P; Meinhold, P R; Melchiorri, A; Mendes, L; Mennella, A; Migliaccio, M; Mitra, S; Montier, L; Morgante, G; Mortlock, D; Moss, A; Munshi, D; Murphy, J A; Naselsky, P; Nati, F; Natoli, P; Netterfield, C B; Nørgaard-Nielsen, H U; Novikov, D; Novikov, I; Paci, F; Pagano, L; Pajot, F; Paoletti, D; Partridge, B; Pasian, F; Patanchon, G; Pearson, T J; Peel, M; Perdereau, O; Perotto, L; Perrotta, F; Pettorino, V; Piacentini, F; Pierpaoli, E; Pietrobon, D; Pointecouteau, E; Polenta, G; Pratt, G W; Prézeau, G; Prunet, S; Puget, J -L; Rachen, J P; Rebolo, R; Reinecke, M; Remazeilles, M; Renzi, A; Rocha, G; Romelli, E; Rosset, C; Rossetti, M; Roudier, G; Rubiño-Martín, J A; Rusholme, B; Sandri, M; Santos, D; Savelainen, M; Scott, D; Seiffert, M D; Shellard, E P S; Spencer, L D; Stolyarov, V; Sutton, D; Suur-Uski, A -S; Sygnet, J -F; Tauber, J A; Tavagnacco, D; Terenzi, L; Toffolatti, L; Tomasi, M; Tristram, M; Tucci, M; Tuovinen, J; Türler, M; Umana, G; Valenziano, L; Valiviita, J; Van Tent, B; Vassallo, T; Vielva, P; Villa, F; Wade, L A; Wandelt, B D; Watson, R; Wehus, I K; Wilkinson, A; Yvon, D; Zacchei, A; Zonca, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a description of the pipeline used to calibrate the Planck Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) timelines into thermodynamic temperatures for the Planck 2015 data release, covering 4 years of uninterrupted operations. As in the 2013 data release, our calibrator is provided by the spin-synchronous modulation of the CMB dipole, exploiting both the orbital and solar components. Our 2015 LFI analysis provides an independent Solar dipole estimate in excellent agreement with that of HFI and within $1\\sigma$ (0.3 % in amplitude) of the WMAP value. This 0.3 % shift in the peak-to-peak dipole temperature from WMAP and a global overhaul of the iterative calibration code increases the overall level of the LFI maps by 0.45 % (30 GHz), 0.64 % (44 GHz), and 0.82 % (70 GHz) in temperature with respect to the 2013 Planck data release, thus reducing the discrepancy with the power spectrum measured by WMAP. We estimate that the LFI calibration uncertainty is at the level of 0.20 % for the 70 GHz map, 0.26 % for the 44 GHz...

  20. RADCAL Operations Manual Radiation Calibration Laboratory Protocol

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    Bogard, J.S.

    1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Life Sciences Division (LSD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has a long record of radiation dosimetry research, primarily using the Health Physics Research Reactor (HPRR) and the Radiation Calibration Laboratory (RADCAL) in its Dosimetry Applications Research (DOSAR) Program. These facilities have been used by a broad segment of the research community to perform a variety of experiments in areas including, but not limited to, radiobiology, radiation dosimeter and instrumentation development and calibration, and the testing of materials in a variety of radiation environments. Operations of the HPRR were terminated in 1987 and the reactor was moved to storage at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant; however, RADCAL will continue to be operated in accordance with the guidelines of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Secondary Calibration Laboratory program and will meet all requirements for testing dosimeters under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). This manual is to serve as the primary instruction and operation manual for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's RADCAL facility. Its purpose is to (1) provide operating protocols for the RADCAL facility, (2) outline the organizational structure, (3) define the Quality Assurance Action Plan, and (4) describe all the procedures, operations, and responsibilities for the safe and proper operation of all routine aspects of the calibration facility.

  1. Calibration of multi-bit per stage pipelined ADC using statistical properties of capacitor arrays

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    Ray, Sourja

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    converter with background calibration,” IEEE J. Solid-StateLewis, “Digital background calibration for memory effects inB. Song, “Digital-domain calibration techniques for multi-

  2. Calibration of a distributed flood forecasting model with input uncertainty using a Bayesian framework

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    Li, M.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    error model for calibration and uncertainty estimation ofand T. Wagener (2005), Model calibration and uncertaintyand A. Mailhot (2008), Calibration of hydrological model

  3. Absolute calibration of optical flats

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    Sommargren, Gary E.

    2005-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention uses the phase shifting diffraction interferometer (PSDI) to provide a true point-by-point measurement of absolute flatness over the surface of optical flats. Beams exiting the fiber optics in a PSDI have perfect spherical wavefronts. The measurement beam is reflected from the optical flat and passed through an auxiliary optic to then be combined with the reference beam on a CCD. The combined beams include phase errors due to both the optic under test and the auxiliary optic. Standard phase extraction algorithms are used to calculate this combined phase error. The optical flat is then removed from the system and the measurement fiber is moved to recombine the two beams. The newly combined beams include only the phase errors due to the auxiliary optic. When the second phase measurement is subtracted from the first phase measurement, the absolute phase error of the optical flat is obtained.

  4. New Insights on congested part of the FD calibration

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    New Insights on congested part of the FD calibration from Loop Detector Data Nicolas Chiabaut an automatic method that will permits efficient on-line calibration procedure #12;Outline of the paper

  5. Calibrations of a multichannel soft x-ray spectrometer

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    Blake, R.L.; Hockaday, R.G.; Grosso, J.S.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A time resolved, 14 channel spectrometer with an absolutely calibrated response, was developed to cove an x-ray photon energy spectrum from 70 to 650 eV. The spectrometer utilized a combination of thin film prefilters, layered synthetic microstructure (LSM) diffractors, metal coated plastic scintillators, and photomultiplier detector tubes. Calibration of the spectrometer was done piecemeal for each component with standard techniques and the component calibrations were convolved to get a complete spectrometer response function. The two calibration procedures were compared.

  6. Validation and Calibration of Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics Multiscale Multiphysics Models - Subcooled Flow Boiling Study

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    Anh Bui; Nam Dinh; Brian Williams

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In addition to validation data plan, development of advanced techniques for calibration and validation of complex multiscale, multiphysics nuclear reactor simulation codes are a main objective of the CASL VUQ plan. Advanced modeling of LWR systems normally involves a range of physico-chemical models describing multiple interacting phenomena, such as thermal hydraulics, reactor physics, coolant chemistry, etc., which occur over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. To a large extent, the accuracy of (and uncertainty in) overall model predictions is determined by the correctness of various sub-models, which are not conservation-laws based, but empirically derived from measurement data. Such sub-models normally require extensive calibration before the models can be applied to analysis of real reactor problems. This work demonstrates a case study of calibration of a common model of subcooled flow boiling, which is an important multiscale, multiphysics phenomenon in LWR thermal hydraulics. The calibration process is based on a new strategy of model-data integration, in which, all sub-models are simultaneously analyzed and calibrated using multiple sets of data of different types. Specifically, both data on large-scale distributions of void fraction and fluid temperature and data on small-scale physics of wall evaporation were simultaneously used in this work’s calibration. In a departure from traditional (or common-sense) practice of tuning/calibrating complex models, a modern calibration technique based on statistical modeling and Bayesian inference was employed, which allowed simultaneous calibration of multiple sub-models (and related parameters) using different datasets. Quality of data (relevancy, scalability, and uncertainty) could be taken into consideration in the calibration process. This work presents a step forward in the development and realization of the “CIPS Validation Data Plan” at the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of LWRs to enable quantitative assessment of the CASL modeling of Crud-Induced Power Shift (CIPS) phenomenon, in particular, and the CASL advanced predictive capabilities, in general. This report is prepared for the Department of Energy’s Consortium for Advanced Simulation of LWRs program’s VUQ Focus Area.

  7. Self-Calibration of Stationary Cameras Richard I. Hartley

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    Hartley, Richard

    Self-Calibration of Stationary Cameras Richard I. Hartley G.E. CRD, Schenectady, NY, 12301. Email : hartley@crd.ge.com Abstract A new practical method is given for the self-calibration of a camera of the camera and calibration is computed from an analysis of point matches between the images. The method

  8. Calibration Using Matrix Completion with Application to Ultrasound Tomography

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    Vetterli, Martin

    1 Calibration Using Matrix Completion with Application to Ultrasound Tomography Reza Parhizkar, IEEE Abstract--We study the application of matrix completion in the process of calibrating physical devices. In particular we propose an algorithm together with reconstruction bounds for calibrating

  9. Camera Calibration With One-Dimensional Objects Zhengyou Zhang

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    Camera Calibration With One-Dimensional Objects Zhengyou Zhang August 2002 Technical Report MSR-TR-2001-120 Camera calibration has been studied extensively in computer vision and photogrammetry unknown motions), and 0D features (self-calibration using unknown scene points). This paper yet proposes

  10. Calibration and Model Discrepancy Tony O'Hagan, MUCM, Sheffield

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    Oakley, Jeremy

    Calibration and Model Discrepancy Tony O'Hagan, MUCM, Sheffield #12;Outline Why model discrepancy #12;Why model discrepancy Is calibration even possible? 9/9/2011SAMSI UQ Program: MethodologyWorkshop - 3 #12;The calibration problem 9/9/2011SAMSI UQ Program: MethodologyWorkshop - 4 The problem We

  11. Camera calibration and the search for infinity. Richard I. Hartley,

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    Oxford, University of

    Camera calibration and the search for infinity. Richard I. Hartley, G.E. Corporate Research of Engineering, Oxford University Abstract This paper considers the problem of self-calibration of a camera from change. The problem of camera self-calibration from a se- quence of images has proven to be a difficult

  12. NIST Measurement Services: Heat-Flux Sensor Calibration

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    NIST Measurement Services: Heat-Flux Sensor Calibration NIST Special Publication 250-65 Benjamin K Special Publication 250-65 NIST MEASUREMENT SERVICES: Heat-Flux Sensor Calibration Benjamin K. Tsai GAITHERSBURG, MD: 2004 #12;iii PREFACE The calibration and related measurement services of the National

  13. Camera calibration and the search for infinity. Richard I. Hartley,

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    Hartley, Richard

    Camera calibration and the search for infinity. Richard I. Hartley, Eric Hayman, Lourdes de and Department of Engineering, Oxford University Abstract This paper considers the problem of self-calibration length) may change. The problem of camera self- calibration from a sequence of images has proven

  14. Calibration Issues of the TFTR Multichannel Neutron Collimator.

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    - 1 - Calibration Issues of the TFTR Multichannel Neutron Collimator. S. von Goeler, L. C. Johnson 08540. Abstract: The calibration procedures for the detectors in the Neutron Collimator are reviewed. The absolute calibration was performed for the NE451 detectors, in situ, by moving a DT neutron generator

  15. Calibration of a magnetometer in combination with inertial sensors

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    Schön, Thomas

    Calibration of a magnetometer in combination with inertial sensors Manon Kok, Jeroen D. Hol, Thomas are aligned and that the magnetometer is properly calibrated for both sensor errors as well as presence of magnetic distortions. In this work we derive an easy-to-use calibration algorithm that can be used

  16. Calibration Issues of the TFTR Multichannel Neutron Collimator.

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    ­ 1 ­ Calibration Issues of the TFTR Multichannel Neutron Collimator. S. von Goeler, L. C. Johnson 08540. Abstract: The calibration procedures for the detectors in the Neutron Collimator are reviewed. The absolute calibration was performed for the NE451 detectors, in situ, by moving a DT neutron generator

  17. CDS Calibration with tractable structural models under uncertain credit quality

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    Brigo, Damiano

    CDS Calibration with tractable structural models under uncertain credit quality Damiano Brigo-varying volatility and characterized by high tractability. The models can be calibrated exactly to credit spreads to exact calibration of Parmalat Credit Default Swap (CDS) data during the months preceding default

  18. Blind Calibration of Networks of Sensors: Theory and Algorithms

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    Nowak, Robert

    Blind Calibration of Networks of Sensors: Theory and Algorithms Laura Balzano University@ece.wisc.edu May 2007 Abstract This chapter considers the problem of blindly calibrating sensor response using, calibration errors are one of the major obstacles to the practical use of sensor networks [3], because

  19. A Collaborative Approach to In-Place Sensor Calibration

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    A Collaborative Approach to In-Place Sensor Calibration Vladimir Bychkovskiy, Seapahn Megerian in sensor measure- ments. In order to be useful, any sensor device must be calibrated to adjust its accuracy against the expected measurement scale. In large- scale sensor networks, calibration

  20. Calibration of the TFTR lost alpha diagnostic R. L. Boivin

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    Lin, Zhihong

    Calibration of the TFTR lost alpha diagnostic R. L. Boivin Plasma Fusion Center, Massachusetts 1992; accepted for publication 7 June 1992) We present various aspects of the calibration of the TFTR-energy ions (MeV range). The first goal of this study was to establish the absolute calibration

  1. Self-Calibration from Two Views Richard I. Hartley

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    Hartley, Richard

    Self-Calibration from Two Views Richard I. Hartley G.E. CRD, Schenectady, NY, 12301. Email : hartley@crd.ge.com Abstract A new practical method is given for the self-calibration of a camera and calibration is computed from an analysis of point matches between the two images. The method requires

  2. Calibration and Error in Placental Molecular Clocks: A Conservative

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    Hadly, Elizabeth

    Calibration and Error in Placental Molecular Clocks: A Conservative Approach Using for calibrating both mitogenomic and nucleogenomic placental timescales. We applied these reestimates to the most calibration error may inflate the power of the molecular clock when testing the time of ordinal

  3. Self-Calibration from Multiple Views with a Rotating Camera

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    Hartley, Richard

    Self-Calibration from Multiple Views with a Rotating Camera Richard I. Hartley G.E. CRD, Schenectady, NY, 12301. Email : hartley@crd.ge.com Abstract. A new practical method is given for the self-calibration orientations of the camera and calibration is computed from an analysis of point matches between the images

  4. CR Mission BREST 05 09 juin 2000 ATELIER DE CALIBRATION

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    Guillard, Jean

    CR Mission BREST 05 ­ 09 juin 2000 ATELIER DE CALIBRATION Jean GUILLARD Dans la semaine du 05 au 09 juin 2000, un atelier de calibration a été organisé par l'IRD (U.S. « Hydroacoustique appliquée à l'IFREMER. La calibration des sondeurs est difficile à réaliser dans le milieu naturel, lors des

  5. Test surfaces useful for calibration of surface profilometers

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    Yashchuk, Valeriy V; McKinney, Wayne R; Takacs, Peter Z

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides for test surfaces and methods for calibration of surface profilometers, including interferometric and atomic force microscopes. Calibration is performed using a specially designed test surface, or the Binary Pseudo-random (BPR) grating (array). Utilizing the BPR grating (array) to measure the power spectral density (PSD) spectrum, the profilometer is calibrated by determining the instrumental modulation transfer.

  6. NIST Measurement Services: Natural Gas Flow Calibration Service (NGFCS)

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    NIST Measurement Services: Natural Gas Flow Calibration Service (NGFCS) NIST Special Publication of Standards and Technology #12;i Table of Contents for the Natural Gas Flowmeter Calibration Service (NGFCS;1 Abstract This document describes NIST's high pressure natural gas flow calibration service (NGFCS). Flow

  7. A method for in situ absolute DD yield calibration of neutron time-of-flight detectors on OMEGA using CR-39-based proton detectors

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    Waugh, C. J.; Rosenberg, M. J.; Zylstra, A. B.; Frenje, J. A.; Seguin, F. H.; Petrasso, R. D.; Glebov, V. Yu.; Sangster, T. C.; Stoeckl, C.

    2015-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neutron time of flight (nTOF) detectors are used routinely to measure the absolute DD neutron yield at OMEGA. To check the DD yield calibration of these detectors, originally calibrated using indium activation systems, which in turn were cross-calibrated to NOVA nTOF detectors in the early 1990s, a direct in situ calibration method using CR-39 range filter proton detectors has been successfully developed. By measuring DD neutron and proton yields from a series of exploding pusher implosions at OMEGA, a yield calibration coefficient of 1.09 ± 0.02 (relative to the previous coefficient) was determined for the 3m nTOF detector. In addition,more »comparison of these and other shots indicates that significant reduction in charged particle flux anisotropies is achieved when bang time occurs significantly (on the order of 500 ps) after the trailing edge of the laser pulse. This is an important observation as the main source of the yield calibration error is due to particle anisotropies caused by field effects. The results indicate that the CR-39-nTOF in situ calibration method can serve as a valuable technique for calibrating and reducing the uncertainty in the DD absolute yield calibration of nTOF detector systems on OMEGA, the National Ignition Facility, and laser megajoule.« less

  8. A method for in situ absolute DD yield calibration of neutron time-of-flight detectors on OMEGA using CR-39-based proton detectors

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    Waugh, C. J. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States).; Rosenberg, M. J. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States).; Zylstra, A. B. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States).; Frenje, J. A. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States).; Seguin, F. H. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States).; Petrasso, R. D. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States).; Glebov, V. Yu. [Lab. for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY (United States); Sangster, T. C. [Lab. for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY (United States); Stoeckl, C. [Lab. for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY (United States)

    2015-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neutron time of flight (nTOF) detectors are used routinely to measure the absolute DD neutron yield at OMEGA. To check the DD yield calibration of these detectors, originally calibrated using indium activation systems, which in turn were cross-calibrated to NOVA nTOF detectors in the early 1990s, a direct in situ calibration method using CR-39 range filter proton detectors has been successfully developed. By measuring DD neutron and proton yields from a series of exploding pusher implosions at OMEGA, a yield calibration coefficient of 1.09 ± 0.02 (relative to the previous coefficient) was determined for the 3m nTOF detector. In addition, comparison of these and other shots indicates that significant reduction in charged particle flux anisotropies is achieved when bang time occurs significantly (on the order of 500 ps) after the trailing edge of the laser pulse. This is an important observation as the main source of the yield calibration error is due to particle anisotropies caused by field effects. The results indicate that the CR-39-nTOF in situ calibration method can serve as a valuable technique for calibrating and reducing the uncertainty in the DD absolute yield calibration of nTOF detector systems on OMEGA, the National Ignition Facility, and laser megajoule.

  9. Calibration method for video and radiation imagers

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    Cunningham, Mark F. (Oak Ridge, TN); Fabris, Lorenzo (Knoxville, TN); Gee, Timothy F. (Oak Ridge, TN); Goddard, Jr., James S. (Knoxville, TN); Karnowski, Thomas P. (Knoxville, TN); Ziock, Klaus-peter (Clinton, TN)

    2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The relationship between the high energy radiation imager pixel (HERIP) coordinate and real-world x-coordinate is determined by a least square fit between the HERIP x-coordinate and the measured real-world x-coordinates of calibration markers that emit high energy radiation imager and reflect visible light. Upon calibration, a high energy radiation imager pixel position may be determined based on a real-world coordinate of a moving vehicle. Further, a scale parameter for said high energy radiation imager may be determined based on the real-world coordinate. The scale parameter depends on the y-coordinate of the moving vehicle as provided by a visible light camera. The high energy radiation imager may be employed to detect radiation from moving vehicles in multiple lanes, which correspondingly have different distances to the high energy radiation imager.

  10. The effect of topography on SAR calibration

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    Zyl, J.J. van; Chapman, B.D.; Dubois, P. (California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.); Shi, Jiancheng (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States))

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During normal synthetic aperture radar (SAR) processing, a flat earth is assumed when performing radiometric corrections such as antenna pattern and scattering area removal. Here the authors examine the effects of topographic variations on these corrections. Local slopes will cause the actual scattering area to be different from that calculated using the flat earth assumption. It is shown that this effect, which is present for both airborne and spaceborne SAR data, may easily cause calibration errors larger than a decibel. Ignoring the topography during antenna pattern removal is expected to be negligible for spaceborne SAR's. In this paper they show how these effects can be taken into account if a digital elevation model is available for the imaged area. It is also shown that not taking the topography into account during antenna pattern removal introduces polarimetric calibration errors.

  11. Calibration of a Distributed Flood Forecasting Model with Input Uncertainty Using a Bayesian Framework

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    Hubbard, Susan

    Calibration of a Distributed Flood Forecasting Model with Input Uncertainty Using a Bayesian, Berkeley, CA, United States. In the process of calibrating distributed hydrological models, accounting in calibrating GBHM parameters and in estimating their associated uncertainty. The calibration ignoring input

  12. Commissioning and Calibration of the ALICE TPC

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    J. Wiechula; for the ALICE TPC Collaboration

    2009-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is the dedicated heavy ion experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The main tracking device of ALICE is a large volume TPC. The milestones of the TPC commissioning as well as the current status of the detector calibration are presented. The obtained resolutions in transverse momentum, position as well as in specific energy loss (dE/dx) are presented and results from noise and electron drift velocity measurements are addressed.

  13. Load Board Designs Using Compound Dot Technique and Phase Detector for Hierarchical ATE Calibrations

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    Ayers, Joseph

    calibration of ATE with or without a single reference clock. Two different relay tree structures's IC test systems have achieved 1024 tester pins per testhead in Gigahertz frequency, and more pins drive edge and the compare edge. It is impossible, however, to build a RF relay matrix for every pin

  14. 2008-01-1367 Optimal Engine Calibration for Individual Driving Styles

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    Papalambros, Panos

    of generating physical and consistent outputs of a combustion engine based on actual inputs. HiL and SiL systems of several controllable variables. State-of-the-art simulation-based calibration methods permit. The engine is simulated over transient operation in response of a hypothetical driver's driving style

  15. New Insights into the Calibration of ToF-Sensors Marvin Lindner

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    Blanz, Volker

    recognition, collision prevention or scene recon- struction. However, ToF cameras like the Photonic Mixer Device (PMD) still exhibit a number of challenges regarding static and dynamic effects, e.g. systematic distance errors and mo- tion artefacts, respectively. Sensor calibration techniques reducing static system

  16. In situ calibration of an infrared imaging video bolometer in the Large Helical Device

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    Mukai, K., E-mail: mukai.kiyofumi@LHD.nifs.ac.jp; Peterson, B. J. [National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Pandya, S. N.; Sano, R. [The Graduate University for Advance Studies, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The InfraRed imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) is a powerful diagnostic to measure multi-dimensional radiation profiles in plasma fusion devices. In the Large Helical Device (LHD), four IRVBs have been installed with different fields of view to reconstruct three-dimensional profiles using a tomography technique. For the application of the measurement to plasma experiments using deuterium gas in LHD in the near future, the long-term effect of the neutron irradiation on the heat characteristics of an IRVB foil should be taken into account by regular in situ calibration measurements. Therefore, in this study, an in situ calibration system was designed.

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

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    Lee, S. U.; Claridge, D.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    buildings, Proceedings of the ACEEE 1992 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 1, 137-147. Kaplan, M.B., Jones, B., Jansen, J., 1990. DOE- 2.1C Model calibration with monitored end-use data, Proceedings of the ACEEE 1990 Summer Study on Energy....E. Professor Texas A&M University Energy Systems Laboratory College Station, TX ABSTRACT A simulation model used to analyze the energy performance of an existing building should be calibrated to measured consumption data from...

  18. Borehole Calibration Facilities to Support Gamma Logging for Hanford Subsurface Investigation and Contaminant Monitoring - 13516

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    McCain, R.G.; Henwood, P.D.; Pope, A.D.; Pearson, A.W. [S M Stoller Corporation, 2439 Robertson Drive, Richland, WA 99354 (United States)] [S M Stoller Corporation, 2439 Robertson Drive, Richland, WA 99354 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Repeated gamma logging in cased holes represents a cost-effective means to monitor gamma-emitting contamination in the deep vadose zone over time. Careful calibration and standardization of gamma log results are required to track changes and to compare results over time from different detectors and logging systems. This paper provides a summary description of Hanford facilities currently available for calibration of logging equipment. Ideally, all logging organizations conducting borehole gamma measurements at the Hanford Site will take advantage of these facilities to produce standardized and comparable results. (authors)

  19. Calibration and Use of the Canberra iSolo 300G

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    Smith, T; Graham, C L; Sundsmo, T; Shingleton, K L

    2010-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This procedure provides instructions for the calibration and use of the Canberra iSolo Low Background Alpha/Beta Counting System (iSolo) that is used for counting air filters and swipe samples. This detector is capable of providing radioisotope identification (e.g., it can discriminate between radon daughters and plutonium). This procedure includes step-by-step instructions for: (1) Performing periodic or daily 'Background' and 'Efficiency QC' checks; (2) Setting-up the iSolo for counting swipes and air filters; (3) Counting swipes and air filters for alpha and beta activity; and (4) Annual calibration.

  20. Calibration of a fuel relocation model in BISON

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    Swiler, L. P. [Optimization and Uncertainty, Quantification Dept., Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1318 (United States); Williamson, R. L.; Perez, D. M. [Fuels Modeling and Simulation Dept., Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83415 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate parameter calibration in the context of the BISON nuclear fuels performance analysis code. Specifically, we present the calibration of a parameter governing fuel relocation: the power level at which the relocation model is activated. This relocation activation parameter is a critical value in obtaining reasonable comparison with fuel centerline temperature measurements. It also is the subject of some debate in terms of the optimal values. We show that the optimal value does vary across the calibration to individual rods. We also demonstrate an aggregated calibration, where we calibrate to observations from six rods. (authors)

  1. Calibration of the GLAST Burst Monitor Detectors

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    von Kienlin, Andreas; Bissaldi, Elisabetta; Lichti, Giselher G.; Steinle, Helmut; Krumrey, Michael; Gerlach, Martin; Fishman, Gerald J.; Meegan, Charles; Bhat, Narayana; Briggs, Michael S.; Diehl, Roland; Connaughton, Valerie; Greiner, Jochen; Kippen, R.Marc; Kouveliotou, Chryssa; Paciesas, William; Preece, Robert; Wilson-Hodge, Colleen

    2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM) will augment the capabilities of GLAST for the detection of cosmic gamma-ray bursts by extending the energy range (20 MeV to > 300 GeV) of the Large Area Telescope (LAT) towards lower energies by 2 BGO-detectors (150 keV to 30 MeV) and 12 NaI(Tl) detectors (10 keV to 1 MeV). The physical detector response of the GBM instrument for GRBs is determined with the help of Monte Carlo simulations, which are supported and verified by on-ground calibration measurements, performed extensively with the individual detectors at the MPE in 2005. All flight and spare detectors were irradiated with calibrated radioactive sources in the laboratory (from 14 keV to 4.43 MeV). The energy/channel-relations, the dependences of energy resolution and effective areas on the energy and the angular responses were measured. Due to the low number of emission lines of radioactive sources below 100 keV, calibration measurements in the energy range from 10 keV to 60 keV were performed with the X-ray radiometry working group of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) at the BESSY synchrotron radiation facility, Berlin.

  2. Calibration of the GLAST Burst Monitor detectors

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    Andreas von Kienlin; Elisabetta Bissaldi; Giselher G. Lichti; Helmut Steinle; Michael Krumrey; Martin Gerlach; Gerald J. Fishman; Charles Meegan; Narayana Bhat; Michael S. Briggs; Roland Diehl; Valerie Connaughton; Jochen Greiner; R. Marc Kippen; Chryssa Kouveliotou; William Paciesas; Robert Preece; Colleen Wilson-Hodge

    2007-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM) will augment the capabilities of GLAST for the detection of cosmic gamma-ray bursts by extending the energy range (20 MeV to > 300 GeV) of the Large Area Telescope (LAT) towards lower energies by 2 BGO-detectors (150 keV to 30 MeV) and 12 NaI(Tl) detectors (10 keV to 1 MeV). The physical detector response of the GBM instrument for GRBs is determined with the help of Monte Carlo simulations, which are supported and verified by on-ground calibration measurements, performed extensively with the individual detectors at the MPE in 2005. All flight and spare detectors were irradiated with calibrated radioactive sources in the laboratory (from 14 keV to 4.43 MeV). The energy/channel-relations, the dependences of energy resolution and effective areas on the energy and the angular responses were measured. Due to the low number of emission lines of radioactive sources below 100 keV, calibration measurements in the energy range from 10 keV to 60 keV were performed with the X-ray radiometry working group of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) at the BESSY synchrotron radiation facility, Berlin.

  3. Calibration Techniques for Time-Interleaved SAR A/D Converters

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    Stepanovic, Dusan Vlastimir

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . 4.6 Calibration Withoutcalibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Calibration of Timing Mismatches 4.1 Overview of Timing

  4. Uncertainty Analysis of Spectral Irradiance Reference Standards Used for NREL Calibrations

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    Habte, A.; Andreas, A.; Reda, I.; Campanelli, M.; Stoffel, T.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Spectral irradiance produced by lamp standards such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FEL-type tungsten halogen lamps are used to calibrate spectroradiometers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Spectroradiometers are often used to characterize spectral irradiance of solar simulators, which in turn are used to characterize photovoltaic device performance, e.g., power output and spectral response. Therefore, quantifying the calibration uncertainty of spectroradiometers is critical to understanding photovoltaic system performance. In this study, we attempted to reproduce the NIST-reported input variables, including the calibration uncertainty in spectral irradiance for a standard NIST lamp, and quantify uncertainty for measurement setup at the Optical Metrology Laboratory at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

  5. The 16N Calibration Source for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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    M. R. Dragowsky; A. Hamer; Y. D. Chan; R. Deal; E. D. Earle; W. Frati; E. Gaudette; A. Hallin; C. Hearns; J. Hewett; G. Jonkmans; Y. Kajiyama; A. B. McDonald; B. A. Moffat; E. B. Norman; B. Sur; N. Tagg

    2001-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A calibration source using gamma-rays from 16N (t_1/2 = 7.13 s) beta-decay has been developed for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) for the purpose of energy and other calibrations. The 16N is produced via the (n,p) reaction on 16O in the form of CO2 gas using 14-MeV neutrons from a commercially available Deuterium-Tritium (DT) generator. The 16N is produced in a shielding pit in a utility room near the SNO cavity and transferred to the water volumes (D2O or H2O) in a CO2 gas stream via small diameter capillary tubing. The bulk of the activity decays in a decay/trigger chamber designed to block the energetic beta-particles yet permit the primary branch 6.13 MeV gamma-rays to exit. Detection of the coincident beta-particles with plastic scintillator lining the walls of the decay chamber volume provides a tag for the SNO electronics. This paper gives details of the production, transfer, and triggering systems for this source along with a discussion of the source gamma-ray output and performance.

  6. Design, construction, alignment, and calibration of a compact velocimetry experiment

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    Kaufman, Morris I.; Malone, Robert M.; Frogget, Brent C.; Romero, Vincent T.; Esquibel, David L.; Iverson, Adam; Lare, Gregory A.; Briggs, Bart; DeVore, Douglas; Cata, Brian; McGillivray, Kevin; Palagi, Martin; et al.,

    2007-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A velocimetry experiment has been designed to measure shock properties for small, cylindrical, metal targets (8 mm diameter × 2 mm thick). A target is accelerated by high explosives, caught, then retrieved for later inspection. The target is expected to move at a velocity of 0.1 to 3 km/sec. The complete experiment canister is ~105 mm in diameter and 380 mm long. Optical velocimetry diagnostics include the Velocity Interferometer System for Any Reflector (VISAR) and photon Doppler velocimetry (PDV). The packaging of the velocity diagnostics is not allowed to interfere with the foam catchment or an X-ray imaging diagnostic. Using commercial lenses, a single optical relay collects Doppler-shifted light for both VISAR and PDV. The use of fiber optics allows measurement of point velocities on the target surface for accelerations lasting for 3 mm of travel. Operating at 532 nm, the VISAR has separate illumination fibers requiring alignment. The PDV diagnostic operates at 1550 nm but is aligned and calibrated at 670 nm. VISAR and PDV diagnostics are complimentary measurements that image spots in close proximity on the target surface. Because the optical relay uses commercial glass, optical fibers’ axial positions are offset to compensate for chromatic aberrations. The optomechanical design requires careful attention to fiber management, mechanical assembly and disassembly, foam catchment design, and X-ray diagnostic field of view.Calibration and alignment data are archived at each assembly sequence stage. The photon budgets for the VISAR and PDV diagnostics are separately estimated.

  7. Auto-Calibration and Control Strategy Determination for a Variable-Speed Heat Pump Water Heater Using Optimization

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    Shen, Bo [ORNL] [ORNL; Abdelaziz, Omar [ORNL] [ORNL; Rice, C Keith [ORNL] [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper introduces applications of the GenOpt optimizer coupled with a vapor compression system model for auto-calibration and control strategy determination towards the development of a variable-speed ground-source heat pump water heating unit. The GenOpt optimizer can be linked with any simulation program using input and output text files. It effectively facilitates optimization runs. Using our GenOpt wrapper program, we can flexibly define objectives for optimizations, targets, and constraints. Those functionalities enable running extensive optimization cases for model calibration, configuration design and control strategy determination. In addition, we describe a methodology to improve prediction accuracy using functional calibration curves. Using the calibrated model, we investigated control strategies of the ground-source heat pump water heater, considering multiple control objectives, covering the entire operation range.

  8. A MAGNETIC CALIBRATION OF PHOTOSPHERIC DOPPLER VELOCITIES

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    Welsch, Brian T.; Fisher, George H. [Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-7450 (United States); Sun, Xudong [W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States)

    2013-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The zero point of measured photospheric Doppler shifts is uncertain for at least two reasons: instrumental variations (from, e.g., thermal drifts); and the convective blueshift, a known correlation between intensity and upflows. Accurate knowledge of the zero point is, however, useful for (1) improving estimates of the Poynting flux of magnetic energy across the photosphere, and (2) constraining processes underlying flux cancellation, the mutual apparent loss of magnetic flux in closely spaced, opposite-polarity magnetogram features. We present a method to absolutely calibrate line-of-sight (LOS) velocities in solar active regions (ARs) near disk center using three successive vector magnetograms and one Dopplergram coincident with the central magnetogram. It exploits the fact that Doppler shifts measured along polarity inversion lines (PILs) of the LOS magnetic field determine one component of the velocity perpendicular to the magnetic field, and optimizes consistency between changes in LOS flux near PILs and the transport of transverse magnetic flux by LOS velocities, assuming that ideal electric fields govern the magnetic evolution. Previous calibrations fitted the center-to-limb variation of Doppler velocities, but this approach cannot, by itself, account for residual convective shifts at the limb. We apply our method to vector magnetograms of AR 11158, observed by the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager aboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory, and find clear evidence of offsets in the Doppler zero point in the range of 50-550 m s{sup -1}. In addition, we note that a simpler calibration can be determined from an LOS magnetogram and Dopplergram pair from the median Doppler velocity among all near-disk-center PIL pixels. We briefly discuss shortcomings in our initial implementation, and suggest ways to address these. In addition, as a step in our data reduction, we discuss the use of temporal continuity in the transverse magnetic field direction to correct apparently spurious fluctuations in resolution of the 180 Degree-Sign ambiguity.

  9. Probabilistic Calibration of a Discrete Particle Model

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    Zhang, Yanbei

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    instilled many qualities that have enabled me to be strong and cope with the challenges in my life. Of all people, I am most thankful to my wife, Xialing Wang, who has been by far the greatest blessing in my life. Without her love and companionship, I don?t... the contact tensile strength, T, and c and ?. These strength parameters are calibrated 8 under different confining pressures to match a failure envelop obtained from experiments. The author used an inverse method to identify a selected set of unknown...

  10. The JANA Calibrations and Conditions Database API

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    David Lawrence

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calibrations and conditions databases can be accessed from within the JANA Event Processing framework through the API defined in its JCalibration base class. The API is designed to support everything from databases, to web services to flat files for the backend. A Web Service backend using the gSOAP toolkit has been implemented which is particularly interesting since it addresses many modern cybersecurity issues including support for SSL. The API allows constants to be retrieved through a single line of C++ code with most of the context, including the transport mechanism, being implied by the run currently being analyzed and the environment relieving developers from implementing such details.

  11. ARM - Evaluation Product - Calibrated KAZR Data

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006Datastreamstwrcam40m Documentation DataDatastreamsxsaprhsrhi1-min (NAVBE1M) ValueProductsCalibrated KAZR Data

  12. Absolute Calibration and Characterization of the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer. I. The Stellar Calibrator Sample and the 24 micron Calibration

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    C. W. Engelbracht; M. Blaylock; K. Y. L. Su; J. Rho; G. H. Rieke; J. Muzerolle; D. L. Padgett; D. C. Hines; K. D. Gordon; D. Fadda; A. Noriega-Crespo; D. M. Kelly; W. B. Latter; J. L. Hinz; K. A. Misselt; J. E. Morrison; J. A. Stansberry; D. L. Shupe; S. Stolovy; Wm. A. Wheaton; E. T. Young; G. Neugebauer; S. Wachter; P. G. Pérez-González; D. T. Frayer; F. R. Marleau

    2007-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the stellar calibrator sample and the conversion from instrumental to physical units for the 24 micron channel of the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS). The primary calibrators are A stars, and the calibration factor based on those stars is 4.54*10^{-2} MJy sr^{-1} (DN/s)^{-1}, with a nominal uncertainty of 2%. We discuss the data-reduction procedures required to attain this accuracy; without these procdures, the calibration factor obtained using the automated pipeline at the Spitzer Science Center is 1.6% +/- 0.6% lower. We extend this work to predict 24 micron flux densities for a sample of 238 stars which covers a larger range of flux densities and spectral types. We present a total of 348 measurements of 141 stars at 24 micron. This sample covers a factor of ~460 in 24 micron flux density, from 8.6 mJy up to 4.0 Jy. We show that the calibration is linear over that range with respect to target flux and background level. The calibration is based on observations made using 3-second exposures; a preliminary analysis shows that the calibration factor may be 1% and 2% lower for 10- and 30-second exposures, respectively. We also demonstrate that the calibration is very stable: over the course of the mission, repeated measurements of our routine calibrator, HD 159330, show a root-mean-square scatter of only 0.4%. Finally, we show that the point spread function (PSF) is well measured and allows us to calibrate extended sources accurately; Infrared Astronomy Satellite (IRAS) and MIPS measurements of a sample of nearby galaxies are identical within the uncertainties.

  13. Dual-angle, self-calibrating Thomson scattering measurements in RFX-MOD

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    Giudicotti, L., E-mail: leonardo.giudicotti@unipd.it [Consorzio RFX, Corso Stati Uniti, 4, 35127 Padova (Italy); Department of Industrial Engineering, Padova University, Via Gradenigo 6/a, 35131 Padova (Italy); Pasqualotto, R. [Department of Industrial Engineering, Padova University, Via Gradenigo 6/a, 35131 Padova (Italy); Fassina, A. [Consorzio RFX, Corso Stati Uniti, 4, 35127 Padova (Italy)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In the multipoint Thomson scattering (TS) system of the RFX-MOD experiment the signals from a few spatial positions can be observed simultaneously under two different scattering angles. In addition the detection system uses optical multiplexing by signal delays in fiber optic cables of different length so that the two sets of TS signals can be observed by the same polychromator. Owing to the dependence of the TS spectrum on the scattering angle, it was then possible to implement self-calibrating TS measurements in which the electron temperature T{sub e}, the electron density n{sub e} and the relative calibration coefficients of spectral channels sensitivity C{sub i} were simultaneously determined by a suitable analysis of the two sets of TS data collected at the two angles. The analysis has shown that, in spite of the small difference in the spectra obtained at the two angles, reliable values of the relative calibration coefficients can be determined by the analysis of good S/N dual?angle spectra recorded in a few tens of plasma shots. This analysis suggests that in RFX-MOD the calibration of the entire set of TS polychromators by means of the similar, dual-laser (Nd:YAG/Nd:YLF) TS technique, should be feasible.

  14. Development of a Simulation Toolkit for the Selection of High-Performance Systems for Office Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates (Phase I: Calibrated Simulation of the Case Study Building)

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    Cho, S.; Haberl, J. S.

    the DOE-2 simulation models to the buildings. Haberl et al. (1995) showed the impact of using measured weather data in a DOE-2 simulation. They compared the simulation results of using the Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) weather data with those.... Table 6 and Table 7 show the SYSTEMS inputs and PLANT inputs, respectively. Initial Simulation Results The initial simulation was performed using design data available from the building drawings and TMY2 Houston weather data. The hourly...

  15. Calibration of the Super-Kamiokande Detector

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    Abe, K; Iida, T; Iyogi, K; Kameda, J; Kishimoto, Y; Koshio, Y; Marti, Ll; Miura, M; Moriyama, S; Nakahata, M; Nakano, Y; Nakayama, S; Obayashi, Y; Sekiya, H; Shiozawa, M; Suzuki, Y; Takeda, A; Takenaga, Y; Tanaka, H; Tomura, T; Ueno, K; Wendell, R A; Yokozawa, T; Irvine, T J; Kaji, H; Kajita, T; Kaneyuki, K; Lee, K P; Nishimura, Y; Okumura, K; McLachlan, T; Labarga, L; Kearns, E; Raaf, J L; Stone, J L; Sulak, L R; Berkman, S; Tanaka, H A; Tobayama, S; Goldhaber, M; Bays, K; Carminati, G; Kropp, W R; Mine, S; Renshaw, A; Smy, M B; Sobel, H W; Ganezer, K S; Hill, J; Keig, W E; Jang, J S; Kim, J Y; Lim, I T; Hong, N; Akiri, T; Albert, J B; Himmel, A; Scholberg, K; Walter, C W; Wongjirad, T; Ishizuka, T; Tasaka, S; Learned, J G; Matsuno, S; Smith, S N; Hasegawa, T; Ishida, T; Ishii, T; Kobayashi, T; Nakadaira, T; Nakamura, K; Nishikawa, K; Oyama, Y; Sakashita, K; Sekiguchi, T; Tsukamoto, T; Suzuki, A T; Takeuchi, Y; Huang, K; Ieki, K; Ikeda, M; Kikawa, T; Kubo, H; Minamino, A; Murakami, A; Nakaya, T; Otani, M; Suzuki, K; Takahashi, S; Fukuda, Y; Choi, K; Itow, Y; Mitsuka, G; Miyake, M; Mijakowski, P; Tacik, R; Hignight, J; Imber, J; Jung, C K; Taylor, I; Yanagisawa, C; Idehara, Y; Ishino, H; Kibayashi, A; Mori, T; Sakuda, M; Yamaguchi, R; Yano, T; Kuno, Y; Kim, S B; Yang, B S; Okazawa, H; Choi, Y; Nishijima, K; Koshiba, M; Totsuka, Y; Yokoyama, M; Martens, K; Vagins, M R; Martin, J F; de Perio, P; Konaka, A; Wilking, M J; Chen, S; Heng, Y; Sui, H; Yang, Z; Zhang, H; Zhenwei, Y; Connolly, K; Dziomba, M; Wilkes, R J

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Procedures and results on hardware level detector calibration in Super-Kamiokande (SK) are presented in this paper. In particular, we report improvements made in our calibration methods for the experimental phase IV in which new readout electronics have been operating since 2008. The topics are separated into two parts. The first part describes the determination of constants needed to interpret the digitized output of our electronics so that we can obtain physical numbers such as photon counts and their arrival times for each photomultiplier tube (PMT). In this context, we developed an in-situ procedure to determine high-voltage settings for PMTs in large detectors like SK, as well as a new method for measuring PMT quantum efficiency and gain in such a detector. The second part describes the modeling of the detector in our Monte Carlo simulation, including in particular the optical properties of its water target and their variability over time. Detailed studies on the water quality are also presented. As a re...

  16. Calibrating Accelerometers Using an Electromagnetic Launcher

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    Erik Timpson

    2012-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A Pulse Forming Network (PFN), Helical Electromagnetic Launcher (HEML), Command Module (CM), and Calibration Table (CT) were built and evaluated for the combined ability to calibrate an accelerometer. The PFN has a maximum stored energy of 19.25 kJ bank and is fired by a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR), with appropriate safety precautions. The HEML is constructed out of G-10 fiberglass and is designed to accelerate 600 grams to 10 meters per second. The CM is microcontroller based running Arduino Software. The CM has a keypad input and 7 segment outputs of the bank voltage and desired voltage. After entering a desired bank voltage, the CM controls the charge of the PFN. When the two voltages are equal it allows the fire button to send a pulse to the SCR to fire the PFN and in turn, the HEML. The HEML projectile's tip hits a target that is held by the CT. The CT consists of a table to hold the PFN and HEML, a vacuum chuck, air bearing, velocity meter and catch pot. The Target is held with the vacuum chuck awaiting impact. After impact, the air bearing allows the target to fall freely for the velocity meter to get an accurate reading. A known acceleration is determined from the known change in velocity of the target. Thus, if an accelerometer was attached to the target, the measured value can be compared to the known value.

  17. Calibration curves for some standard Gap Tests

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    Bowman, A.L.; Sommer, S.C.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The relative shock sensitivities of explosive compositions are commonly assessed using a family of experiments that can be described by the generic term ''Gap Test.'' Gap tests include a donor charge, a test sample, and a spacer, or gap, between two explosives charges. The donor charge, gap material, and test dimensions are held constant within each different version of the gap test. The thickness of the gap is then varied to find the value at which 50% of the test samples will detonate. The gap tests measure the ease with a high-order detonation can be established in the test explosive, or the ''detonability,'' of the explosive. Test results are best reported in terms of the gap thickness at the 50% point. It is also useful to define the shock pressure transmitted into the test sample at the detonation threshold. This requires calibrating the gap test in terms of shock pressure in the gap as a function of the gap thickness. It also requires a knowledge of the shock Hugoniot of the sample explosive. We used the 2DE reactive hydrodynamic code with Forest Fire burn rates for the donor explosives to calculate calibration curves for several gap tests. The model calculations give pressure and particle velocity on the centerline of the experimental set-up and provide information about the curvature and pulse width of the shock wave. 10 refs., 1 fig.

  18. absolutely calibrated effective: Topics by E-print Network

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    identical to the Sun, to set the absolute zero point of the effective temperature scale to within few degrees. Our newly calibrated, accurate and precise temperature...

  19. QAS 2.4 Instrument Calibration 5/26/95

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    The objective of this surveillance is to evaluate the implementation of the contractor's program to routinely calibrate instruments, alarms, and sensors.  The Facility Representative observes...

  20. Calibration of LSST Instrumental and Atmospheric Photometric Passbands

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    Burke, David L.; /SLAC; Axelrod, T.; /Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ.; Barrau, Aurelien; Baumont, Sylvain; /LPSC, Grenoble; Blondin, Stephane; /Marseille, CPPM; Claver, Chuck; /NOAO, Tucson; Gorecki, Alexia; /LPSC, Grenoble; Ivezic, Zeljko; Jones, Lynne; /Washington U., Seattle, Astron. Dept.; Krabbendam, Victor; Liang, Ming; Saha, Abhijit; /NOAO, Tucson; Smith, Allyn; /Austin Peay State U.; Smith, R.Chris; /Cerro-Tololo InterAmerican Obs.; Stubbs, Christopher W.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.

    2011-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will continuously image the entire sky visible from Cerro Pachon in northern Chile every 3-4 nights throughout the year. The LSST will provide data for a broad range of science investigations that require better than 1% photometric precision across the sky (repeatability and uniformity) and a similar accuracy of measured broadband color. The fast and persistent cadence of the LSST survey will significantly improve the temporal sampling rate with which celestial events and motions are tracked. To achieve these goals, and to optimally utilize the observing calendar, it will be necessary to obtain excellent photometric calibration of data taken over a wide range of observing conditions - even those not normally considered 'photometric'. To achieve this it will be necessary to routinely and accurately measure the full optical passband that includes the atmosphere as well as the instrumental telescope and camera system. The LSST mountain facility will include a new monochromatic dome illumination projector system to measure the detailed wavelength dependence of the instrumental passband for each channel in the system. The facility will also include an auxiliary spectroscopic telescope dedicated to measurement of atmospheric transparency at all locations in the sky during LSST observing. In this paper, we describe these systems and present laboratory and observational data that illustrate their performance.

  1. NSLS-II: Nonlinear Model Calibration for Synchrotrons

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    Bengtsson, J.

    2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This tech note is essentially a summary of a lecture we delivered to the Acc. Phys. Journal Club Apr, 2010. However, since the estimated accuracy of these methods has been naive and misleading in the field of particle accelerators, i.e., ignores the impact of noise, we will elaborate on this in some detail. A prerequisite for a calibration of the nonlinear Hamiltonian is that the quadratic part has been understood, i.e., that the linear optics for the real accelerator has been calibrated. For synchrotron light source operations, this problem has been solved by the interactive LOCO technique/tool (Linear Optics from Closed Orbits). Before that, in the context of hadron accelerators, it has been done by signal processing of turn-by-turn BPM data. We have outlined how to make a basic calibration of the nonlinear model for synchrotrons. In particular, we have shown how this was done for LEAR, CERN (antiprotons) in the mid-80s. Specifically, our accuracy for frequency estimation was {approx} 1 x 10{sup -5} for 1024 turns (to calibrate the linear optics) and {approx} 1 x 10{sup -4} for 256 turns for tune footprint and betatron spectrum. For a comparison, the estimated tune footprint for stable beam for NSLS-II is {approx}0.1. Since the transverse damping time is {approx}20 msec, i.e., {approx}4,000 turns. There is no fundamental difference for: antiprotons, protons, and electrons in this case. Because the estimated accuracy for these methods in the field of particle accelerators has been naive, i.e., ignoring the impact of noise, we have also derived explicit formula, from first principles, for a quantitative statement. For e.g. N = 256 and 5% noise we obtain {delta}{nu} {approx} 1 x 10{sup -5}. A comparison with the state-of-the-arts in e.g. telecomm and electrical engineering since the 60s is quite revealing. For example, Kalman filter (1960), crucial for the: Ranger, Mariner, and Apollo (including the Lunar Module) missions during the 60s. Or Claude Shannon et al since the 40s for that matter. Conclusion: what's elementary in the latter is considered 'advanced', if at all, in the former. It is little surprise then that published measurements typically contains neither error bars (for the random errors) nor estimates for the systematic in the former discipline. We have also showed how to estimate the state space by turn-by-turn data from two adjacent BPMs. And how to improve the resolution of the nonlinear resonance spectrum by Fourier analyzing the linear action variables instead of the betatron motion. In fact, the state estimator could be further improved by adding a Kalman filter. For transparency, we have also summarized on how these techniques provide a framework- and method for a TQM (Total Quality Management) approach for the main ring. Of course, to make the ($2.5M) turn-by-turn data acquisition system that is being implemented (for all the BPMs) useful, a means ({approx}10% contingency for the BPM system) to drive the beam is obviously required.

  2. Calibration Analyses and Efficiency Studies for the Anti Coincidence Detector on the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope

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    Kachulis, Chris; /Yale U. /SLAC

    2011-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The Anti Coincidence Detector (ACD) on the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope provides charged particle rejection for the Large Area Telescope (LAT). We use two calibrations used by the ACD to conduct three studies on the performance of the ACD. We examine the trending of the calibrations to search for damage and find a timescale over which the calibrations can be considered reliable. We also calculated the number of photoelectrons counted by a PMT on the ACD from a normal proton. Third, we calculated the veto efficiencies of the ACD for two different veto settings. The trends of the calibrations exhibited no signs of damage, and indicated timescales of reliability for the calibrations of one to two years. The number of photoelectrons calculated ranged from 5 to 25. Large errors in the effect of the energy spectrum of the charged particles caused these values to have very large errors of around 60 percent. Finally, the veto efficiencies were found to be very high at both veto values, both for charged particles and for the lower energy backsplash spectrum. The Anti Coincidence Detector (ACD) on the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope is a detector system built around the silicon strip tracker on the Large Area Telescope (LAT). The purpose of the ACD is to provide charged particle rejection for the LAT. To do this, the ACD must be calibrated correctly in flight, and must be able to efficiently veto charged particle events while minimizing false vetoes due to 'backsplash' from photons in the calorimeter. There are eleven calibrations used by the ACD. In this paper, we discuss the use of two of these calibrations to preform three studies on the performance of the ACD. The first study examines trending of the calibrations to check for possible hardware degradation. The second study uses the calibrations to explore the efficiency of an on-board hardware veto. The third study uses the calibrations to calculate the number of photoelectrons seen by each PMT when a minimum ionizing particle is detected, which is a useful value for performing simulations.

  3. Near-Blackbody Enclosed Particle Receiver

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was delivered at the SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program Review 2013, held April 23–25, 2013 near Phoenix, Arizona.

  4. Near-Blackbody Enclosed Particle Receiver

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

    radiative principles. Innovative Receiver Design 7 2. Transform 2-D panel heat absorption to 3-D volumetric heat transfer by using arrayed absorber tubes. Aperture flux Wall...

  5. Stochastic Modeling of Overtime Occupancy and Its Application in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration

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    Sun, Kaiyu; Yan , Da; Hong , Tianzhen; Guo, Siyue

    2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Overtime is a common phenomenon around the world. Overtime drives both internal heat gains from occupants, lighting and plug-loads, and HVAC operation during overtime periods. Overtime leads to longer occupancy hours and extended operation of building services systems beyond normal working hours, thus overtime impacts total building energy use. Current literature lacks methods to model overtime occupancy because overtime is stochastic in nature and varies by individual occupants and by time. To address this gap in the literature, this study aims to develop a new stochastic model based on the statistical analysis of measured overtime occupancy data from an office building. A binomial distribution is used to represent the total number of occupants working overtime, while an exponential distribution is used to represent the duration of overtime periods. The overtime model is used to generate overtime occupancy schedules as an input to the energy model of a second office building. The measured and simulated cooling energy use during the overtime period is compared in order to validate the overtime model. A hybrid approach to energy model calibration is proposed and tested, which combines ASHRAE Guideline 14 for the calibration of the energy model during normal working hours, and a proposed KS test for the calibration of the energy model during overtime. The developed stochastic overtime model and the hybrid calibration approach can be used in building energy simulations to improve the accuracy of results, and better understand the characteristics of overtime in office buildings.

  6. Calibration robust entanglement detection beyond Bell inequalities

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    Tobias Moroder; Oleg Gittsovich

    2011-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In its vast majority entanglement verification is examined either in the complete characterized or totally device independent scenario. The assumptions imposed by these extreme cases are often either too weak or strong for real experiments. Here we investigate this detection task for the intermediate regime where partial knowledge of the measured observables is known, considering cases like orthogonal, sharp or only dimension bounded measurements. We show that for all these assumptions it is not necessary to violate a corresponding Bell inequality in order to detect entanglement. We derive strong detection criteria that can be directly evaluated for experimental data and which are robust against large classes of calibration errors. The conditions are even capable of detecting bound entanglement under the sole assumption of dimension bounded measurements.

  7. A calibration method of redundantly actuated parallel mechanism machines based on projection technique

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    Kim, Jongwon

    A calibration method of redundantly actuated parallel mechanism machines based on projection with smaller power. In case of calibration of the parallel mechanism manipulator, self-calibration strategies have come into being for one-step calibration [3­6]. The calibration of the RAPMM, however, gets

  8. TTDTTi'^'/O^ Riso-R-490 Total-Count Calibration Blocks

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    I et · ·Ji 2 TTDTTi'^'/O^ Riso-R-490 Total-Count Calibration Blocks for Use in Uranium Exploration-COUNT CALIBRATION BLOCKS FOR USE IN URANIUM EXPLORATION L. Løvborg Abstract. Transportable calibration blocks; CALIBRATION? CALIBRATION STANDARDS? CONCRETES; EXPLORATION; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; URANIUM UDC 539

  9. Calibrating the MKAR array using transfer functions

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    Renwald, M. D. (Marie D.); Taylor, S. R. (Steven R.); Wallace, Terry C.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Developing regional discriminants (RDs) at any given seismic station requires a ground-truth database of waveforms from both earthquakes and explosions. Recently installed stations used for seismic monitoring have no single charge explosions on which to base discriminants. We have developed a procedure to map information from surrogate stations, having a long recording history, to newly installed operational stations. We investigated a method to compute transfer functions using known effective 13Ds for a database of earthquakes and explosions located near the Lop Nor nuclear test site and recorded at the KNET array in Kyrgyzstan. For specific source-station paths, transfer functions work well. However, preliminary analysis of India and Pakistan nuclear tests indicate strong azimuthal dependence in the construction of reliable transfer functions. The success of the preliminary work suggests we can apply the same technique to calibrate the recently installed MKAR array using the Global Seismic Network station MAKZ as a surrogate. Both MKAR, an 11-element array operational since 2000, and MAKZ (including its earlier counterpart MAK), operating very broadband instruments since 1994, are located in Eastern Kazakhstan and separated by 25 km. To perform the calibration requires additional considerations not taken into account during the initial investigation: (1) utilizing amplitude spectra, rather than using RDs, to calculate transfer functions; (2) computing transfer functions for a range of azimuths, as we believe the transfer function are azimuthally dependent; and (3) determining whether working with each array element separately or developing a single-input/multiple-output model will provide more stable results and better error estimates.

  10. Self-calibrated active pyrometer for furnace temperature measurements

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    Woskov, Paul P. (Bedford, MA); Cohn, Daniel R. (Chestnuthill, MA); Titus, Charles H. (Newtown Square, PA); Surma, Jeffrey E. (Kennewick, WA)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pyrometer with a probe beam superimposed on its field-of-view for furnace temperature measurements. The pyrometer includes a heterodyne millimeter/sub-millimeter-wave or microwave receiver including a millimeter/sub-millimeter-wave or microwave source for probing. The receiver is adapted to receive radiation from a surface whose temperature is to be measured. The radiation includes a surface emission portion and a surface reflection portion which includes the probe beam energy reflected from the surface. The surface emission portion is related to the surface temperature and the surface reflection portion is related to the emissivity of the surface. The simultaneous measurement of surface emissivity serves as a real time calibration of the temperature measurement. In an alternative embodiment, a translatable base plate and a visible laser beam allow slow mapping out of interference patterns and obtaining peak values therefor. The invention also includes a waveguide having a replaceable end portion, an insulating refractory sleeve and/or a source of inert gas flow. The pyrometer may be used in conjunction with a waveguide to form a system for temperature measurements in a furnace. The system may employ a chopper or alternatively, be constructed without a chopper. The system may also include an auxiliary reflector for surface emissivity measurements.

  11. Design of calibration experiments for identification of manipulator elastostatic parameters

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    / Published: ** **, 2012. Abstract: The paper is devoted to the elastostatic calibration of industrial robots calibration of the serial manipulator used for robot-based machining. Key words: Industrial robot, for the industrial applications where the external forces/torques applied to the end-effector are relatively small

  12. CU-LASP Test Facilities ! and Instrument Calibration Capabilities"

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    CU-LASP Test Facilities ! and Instrument Calibration Capabilities" Ginger Drake Calibration Group of LASP's vacuum chambers · Ideal for performing top-level instrument tests ­ Thermal Vacuum tests ­ In-band light testing (EUV-IR) · Independently temperature- controlled shroud and platen · Optional 4-axis

  13. Calibration in High-Energy Astrophysics Statistical Computation

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    van Dyk, David

    : Effective area records sensitivity as a function of energy Energy redistribution matrix can vary with energy/location Point Spread Functions can vary with energy and location Exposure Map shows how effective area variesCalibration in High-Energy Astrophysics Statistical Computation Back to Calibration Uncertainty

  14. Eddy Currents and Magnetic Calibrations in LDX using a

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    Eddy Currents and Magnetic Calibrations in LDX using a "Copper Plasma" D.P. Boyle, PPPL M.E. Mauel Calibrate magnetic diagnostics positions and gains Find eddy current decay times Copper Plasma Operation electronically Would be better to measure positions and total gains magnetically #12;Goal: Eddy Currents Magnetic

  15. A STUDY OF KINEMATIC MODELS FOR FORWARD CALIBRATION OF

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    Everett, Louis J.

    A STUDY OF KINEMATIC MODELS FOR FORWARD CALIBRATION OF MANIPULATORS Louis J. Everett, Assistant Professor and Adwin H. Suryohadiprojo, Graduate Assistant Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University ABSTRACT The objective of robot calibration is to identify all pa- rameters in a robot model 80

  16. An in situ calibration for hearing thresholds Robert H. Withnella

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    Allen, Jont

    for the accuracy of hearing tests e.g., Voss et al., 2000 . In situ measurement of acoustic signals in the earAn in situ calibration for hearing thresholds Robert H. Withnella Department of Speech and Hearing has historically relied on acoustic calibration in physical assemblies with an input impedance

  17. ASTROMETRY.NET: BLIND ASTROMETRIC CALIBRATION OF ARBITRARY ASTRONOMICAL IMAGES

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    Masci, Frank

    ASTROMETRY.NET: BLIND ASTROMETRIC CALIBRATION OF ARBITRARY ASTRONOMICAL IMAGES This article has CALIBRATION OF ARBITRARY ASTRONOMICAL IMAGES Dustin Lang1,2,7 , David W. Hogg3,4 , Keir Mierle1,5 , Michael Blanton3 , and Sam Roweis1,5,6 1 Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, 6 King's College

  18. Brookhaven National Laboratory meteorological services instrument calibration plan and procedures

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    Heiser .

    2013-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the Meteorological Services (Met Services) Calibration and Maintenance Schedule and Procedures, The purpose is to establish the frequency and mechanism for the calibration and maintenance of the network of meteorological instrumentation operated by Met Services. The goal is to maintain the network in a manner that will result in accurate, precise and reliable readings from the instrumentation.

  19. Design, Optimization and Calibration of an HFB-based ADC

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Design, Optimization and Calibration of an HFB-based ADC A. LESELLIER, O. JAMIN NXP Semiconductors. We also address the calibration of the device, namely the identification of the actual analog filters to such an application. Flash ADCs, pipeline ADCs, Successive Approximation Register (SAR) ADCs and ADCs are either high

  20. Evolutionary Search for Smooth Maps in Motor Control Unit Calibration

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    Zell, Andreas

    Evolutionary Search for Smooth Maps in Motor Control Unit Calibration Jan Poland, Kosmas Kn of maps, which is motivated from motor control unit calibration. The problem is of a particular in- terest) for combustion engines. We briefly sketch the situation. During engine operation, each engine parameter1 is being

  1. Traceable Co-C eutectic points for thermocouple calibration

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    Jahan, F.; Ballico, M. J. [National Measurement Institute, Lindfield, NSW 2070 (Australia)] [National Measurement Institute, Lindfield, NSW 2070 (Australia)

    2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    National Measurement Institute of Australia (NMIA) has developed a miniature crucible design suitable for measurement by both thermocouples and radiation thermometry, and has established an ensemble of five Co-C eutectic-point cells based on this design. The cells in this ensemble have been individually calibrated using both ITS-90 radiation thermometry and thermocouples calibrated on the ITS-90 by the NMIA mini-coil methodology. The assigned ITS-90 temperatures obtained using these different techniques are both repeatable and consistent, despite the use of different furnaces and measurement conditions. The results demonstrate that, if individually calibrated, such cells can be practically used as part of a national traceability scheme for thermocouple calibration, providing a useful intermediate calibration point between Cu and Pd.

  2. Calibration of the LIGO displacement actuators via laser frequency modulation

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    E. Goetz; R. L. Savage Jr

    2010-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a frequency modulation technique for calibration of the displacement actuators of the LIGO 4-km-long interferometric gravitational-wave detectors. With the interferometer locked in a single-arm configuration, we modulate the frequency of the laser light, creating an effective length variation that we calibrate by measuring the amplitude of the frequency modulation. By simultaneously driving the voice coil actuators that control the length of the arm cavity, we calibrate the voice coil actuation coefficient with an estimated 1-sigma uncertainty of less than one percent. This technique enables a force-free, single-step actuator calibration using a displacement fiducial that is fundamentally different from those employed in other calibration methods.

  3. Interferometric SAR phase difference calibration: Methods and results

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    Bickel, D.L.; Hensley, W.H.

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper addresses the steps necessary to determine and maintain the phase calibration of a two-channel interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IFSAR). The method, setup, and accuracy of four different calibration techniques are compared. The most novel technique involves pointing the interferometric baseline at nadir and imaging a lake surface. The other techniques include measuring various flat surfaces in traditional side-looking IFSAR maps, in-flight closed-loop calibration path measurements, and static laboratory measurements. Initial results indicate that, using combinations of these measurements, it is possible to maintain the interferometric phase calibration of Sandia National Laboratories` K{sub U} Band IFSAR to better than 3 degrees. The time variability of various parts of the calibration and requirements for recalibration are also discussed.

  4. A general procedure for thermomechanical calibration of nano/micro-mechanical resonators

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    Hauer, B.D., E-mail: bhauer@ualberta.ca; Doolin, C.; Beach, K.S.D., E-mail: kbeach@ualberta.ca; Davis, J.P., E-mail: jdavis@ualberta.ca

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a general procedure to calibrate the detection of a nano/micro-mechanical resonator’s displacement as it undergoes thermal Brownian motion. A brief introduction to the equations of motion for such a resonator is presented, followed by a detailed derivation of the corresponding power spectral density (PSD) function, which is identical in all situations aside from a system-dependent effective mass value. The effective masses for a number of different resonator geometries are determined using both finite element method (FEM) modeling and analytical calculations. -- Highlights: •Model micro- and nanomechanical resonators displaced by their own thermal motion. •Review the theoretical framework for describing thermomechanical systems. •Present a recipe for measurement calibration on devices of arbitrary shape. •Point out and correct inconsistencies in the existing literature. •Provide an authoritative guide and reference for practitioners in this area.

  5. Calibration of the modulation transfer function of surface profilometers with binary pseudo-random test standards: Expanding the application range

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    Yashchuk, Valeriy V

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Grating Standard for Calibration of Surface Profilometers,"Gratings and Arrays for Calibration of Surface ProfileGratings and Arrays for Calibration of Modulation Transfer

  6. Calibration of the modulation transfer function of surface profilometers with binary pseudo-random test standards: expanding the application range

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    Yashchuk, Valeriy V.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Grating Standard for Calibration of Surface Profilometers,"Gratings and Arrays for Calibration of Surface ProfileGratings and Arrays for Calibration of Modulation Transfer

  7. Calibration of Modulation Transfer Function of Surface Profilometers with 1D and 2D Binary Pseudo-random Array Standards

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    Yashchuk, Valeriy V.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Grating Standard for Calibration of Surface Profilometers,Calibration of Modulation Transfer Function of Surfaceas a standard test surface for calibration of the modulation

  8. Calibration of a 32 channel electron cyclotron emission radiometer on the HL-2A tokamak

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    Shi, Z. B., E-mail: shizb@swip.ac.cn; Jiang, M.; Huang, X. L.; Zhong, W. L.; Chen, W.; Che, Y. L.; Liu, Z. T.; Ding, X. T.; Yang, Q. W.; Duan, X. R. [Southwestern Institute of Physics, P. O. Box 432, Chengdu 610041 (China)] [Southwestern Institute of Physics, P. O. Box 432, Chengdu 610041 (China)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel 32-channel electron cyclotron emission radiometer has been designed and tested for the measurement of electron temperature profiles on the HL-2A tokamak. This system is based on the intermediate frequency filter detection technique, and has the features of wide working frequency range and high spatial resolution. Two relative calibration methods have been investigated: sweeping the toroidal magnetic field and hopping the output frequency of the local oscillator. Preliminary results show that both methods can ensure reasonable profiles.

  9. Elemental Analyses of Hanford Surface Neutron Moisture Measurement Calibration Standard Samples

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    Watson, W.T., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Elemental analyses have been performed on twenty samples taken from the moisture standards prepared to use in performing experimental calibrations of the surface neutron moisture measurement system. These standards consisted of mixtures of sand, hydrated alumina, and boron carbide. Elemental analyses were performed primarily to discover the quantities of any strong thermal neutron absorbers that may have been present in the mixture in unknown trace quantities.

  10. NIST Calibration Services for Liquid Volume NIST Special Publication 250-72

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    NIST Calibration Services for Liquid Volume NIST Special Publication 250-72 Vern E. Bean, Pedro I of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899 #12;Liquid Volume Calibration Service NIST SP 250 ................................................................................................5 4. Calibration Procedures

  11. Calibration of GBT Spectral Line Data in GBTIDL v2.1 October 30, 2009

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    Groppi, Christopher

    Calibration of GBT Spectral Line Data in GBTIDL v2.1 Jim Braatz October 30, 2009 Purpose .............................................................2 GBTIDL Calibration Philosophy and Algorithms........................................................................................................5 Calibration to Units Beyond Ta

  12. Calibration Techniques for Time-Interleaved SAR A/D Converters

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    Stepanovic, Dusan Vlastimir

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    3.4.3 Multi-Channel SAR Calibration . . . . . . . . .3.3.1 Single-Channel Single-Core SAR ADC Calibration . . . .Channel Dual-Core SAR ADC Calibration . . . . 3.3.3 Multi-

  13. Probable age of Autolycus and calibration of lunar stratigraphy

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    Ryder, G. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX (USA)); Bogard, D. (NASA-Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX (USA)); Garrison, D. (Lockheed ESC, Houston, TX (USA))

    1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    {sup 39}Ar-{sup 40}Ar analyses of three petrographically distinct, shocked Apollo 15 KREEP (i.e., high K, rare earth element, P, and other trace element contents) basalt samples demonstrate that a major impact event affected all three samples at about 2.1 Ga. The Copernican System craters Aristillus and Autolycus are to the north; a ray from one of them crosses the landing site and had been suggested prior to the Apollo 15 mission as a source of material that could be used to date these craters. Autolycus, the older of the two, is in a particularly appropriate terrain and is the most likely source of the 2.1 Ga heating and delivery event. With this calibration point, and if Autolycus really is a Copernican crater, the Copernican System lasted twice as long as has previously been suggested. Furthermore, the Moon was not subjected to a constant cratering rate over the past 3 b.y.; the average rate in the preceding Eratosthenian must have been twice that in the Copernican.

  14. The assembly and calibration of a small animal whole-body counter utilizing ?b166?sholmium, ?b131?siodine, ?b186?srhenium, ?b153?ssamarium, and ?b99?s[superscript m]technetium

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    Hulkovich, Paul Randolph

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    these radionuclides. For this reason a small animal whole-body counting system has been assembled and calibrated using the radionuclides '"Ho, "'I, '"Re, "'Sm, and " Tc for further research of the palliative treatment of small animals. The whole-body counting... for the Whole-body Counter 28 10 Re-186 Calibration Curve for the Whole-body Counter 28 11 Sm-153 Calibration Curve for the Whole-body Counter 29 12 Tc-99m Calibration Curve for the Whole-body Counter 29 13 Ho-166 Photopeak and FWHM 14 I-131 Photopeak...

  15. Edge Thomson scattering diagnostic on COMPASS tokamak: Installation, calibration, operation, improvements

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    Bohm, P., E-mail: bohm@ipp.cas.cz; Bilkova, P.; Melich, R.; Sestak, D.; Weinzettl, V.; Stockel, J.; Hron, M.; Panek, R. [Institute of Plasma Physics ASCR, Za Slovankou 1782/3, 18200 Prague (Czech Republic); Aftanas, M.; Stefanikova, E.; Janky, F.; Havlicek, J. [Institute of Plasma Physics ASCR, Za Slovankou 1782/3, 18200 Prague (Czech Republic); Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Ke Karlovu 3, 121 16 Prague (Czech Republic); Mikulin, O. [Institute of Plasma Physics ASCR, Za Slovankou 1782/3, 18200 Prague (Czech Republic); Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Brehova 7, 11519 Prague (Czech Republic); Scannell, R.; Naylor, G. [CCFE, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); Frassinetti, L. [School of Electrical Engineering, Division of Fusion Plasma Physics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE-100 44 Stockholm (Sweden); Fassina, A. [Consorzio RFX, Corso Stati Uniti, 4-35127 Padua (Italy); Walsh, M. J. [ITER Organization, Route de Vinon-sur-Verdon, CS 90 046, 13067 St Paul lez Durance (France)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The core Thomson scattering diagnostic (TS) on the COMPASS tokamak was put in operation and reported earlier. Implementation of edge TS, with spatial resolution along the laser beam up to ?1/100 of the tokamak minor radius, is presented now. The procedure for spatial calibration and alignment of both core and edge systems is described. Several further upgrades of the TS system, like a triggering unit and piezo motor driven vacuum window shutter, are introduced as well. The edge TS system, together with the core TS, is now in routine operation and provides electron temperature and density profiles.

  16. Detonation Shock Dynamics (DSD) Calibration for LX-17

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    Aslam, Tariq D [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this report is to summarize the results of a Detonation shock dynamics (DSD) calibration for the explosive LX-17. Considering that LX-17 is very similar to PBX 9502 (LX-17 is 92.5% TATB with 7.5% Kel-F 800 binder, while PBX 9502 is 95% TATB with 5% Kel-F 800 binder), we proceed with the analysis assuming many of the DSD constants are the same. We only change the parameters D{sub CJ}, B and {bar C}{sub 6} ({bar C}{sub 6} controls the how D{sub CJ} changes with pressing density). The parameters D{sub CJ} and {bar C}{sub 6} were given by Josh Coe and Sam Shaw's EOS. So, only B was optimized in fitting all the calibration data. This report first discusses some general DSD background, followed by a presentation of the available dataset to perform the calibration, and finally gives the results of the calibration and draws some conclusions. A DSD calibration of LX-17 has been conducted using the existing diameter effect data and shock shape records. The new DSD fit is based off the current PBX 9502 calibration and takes into account the effect of pressing density. Utilizing the PBX 9502 calibration, the effects of initial temperature can also be taken into account.

  17. Stochastic Modeling of Overtime Occupancy and Its Application in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration

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    Sun, Kaiyu

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calibrated building energy simulation and its application inparameters in energy simulation of office buildings. EnergyApplication in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration

  18. Polarization imaging apparatus with auto-calibration

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    Zou, Yingyin Kevin; Zhao, Hongzhi; Chen, Qiushui

    2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A polarization imaging apparatus measures the Stokes image of a sample. The apparatus consists of an optical lens set, a first variable phase retarder (VPR) with its optical axis aligned 22.5.degree., a second variable phase retarder with its optical axis aligned 45.degree., a linear polarizer, a imaging sensor for sensing the intensity images of the sample, a controller and a computer. Two variable phase retarders were controlled independently by a computer through a controller unit which generates a sequential of voltages to control the phase retardations of the first and second variable phase retarders. A auto-calibration procedure was incorporated into the polarization imaging apparatus to correct the misalignment of first and second VPRs, as well as the half-wave voltage of the VPRs. A set of four intensity images, I.sub.0, I.sub.1, I.sub.2 and I.sub.3 of the sample were captured by imaging sensor when the phase retardations of VPRs were set at (0,0), (.pi.,0), (.pi.,.pi.) and (.pi./2,.pi.), respectively. Then four Stokes components of a Stokes image, S.sub.0, S.sub.1, S.sub.2 and S.sub.3 were calculated using the four intensity images.

  19. Precision control of multiple quantum cascade lasers for calibration systems

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    Taubman, Matthew S., E-mail: Matthew.Taubman@pnnl.gov; Myers, Tanya L.; Pratt, Richard M.; Stahl, Robert D.; Cannon, Bret D. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a precision, 1-A, digitally interfaced current controller for quantum cascade lasers, with demonstrated temperature coefficients for continuous and 40-kHz full-depth square-wave modulated operation, of 1–2 ppm/?°C and 15 ppm/?°C, respectively. High precision digital to analog converters (DACs) together with an ultra-precision voltage reference produce highly stable, precision voltages, which are selected by a multiplexer (MUX) chip to set output currents via a linear current regulator. The controller is operated in conjunction with a power multiplexing unit, allowing one of three lasers to be driven by the controller, while ensuring protection of controller and all lasers during operation, standby, and switching. Simple ASCII commands sent over a USB connection to a microprocessor located in the current controller operate both the controller (via the DACs and MUX chip) and the power multiplexer.

  20. Precision Control of Multiple Quantum Cascade Lasers for Calibration Systems

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    Taubman, Matthew S.; Myers, Tanya L.; Pratt, Richard M.; Stahl, Robert D.; Cannon, Bret D.

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a precision, digitally interfaced current controller for quantum cascade lasers, with demonstrated DC and modulated temperature coefficients of 1- 2 ppm/ºC and 15 ppm/ºC respectively. High linearity digital to analog converters (DACs) together with an ultra-precision voltage reference, produce highly stable, precision voltages. These are in turn selected by a low charge-injection multiplexer (MUX) chip, which are then used to set output currents via a linear current regulator. The controller is operated in conjunction with a power multiplexing unit, allowing one of three lasers to be driven by the controller while ensuring protection of controller and all lasers during operation, standby and switching. Simple ASCII commands sent over a USB connection to a microprocessor located in the current controller operate both the controller (via the DACs and MUX chip) and the power multiplexer.

  1. Cas A flight 2 13apr98 Cas A Calibration

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    Cas A flight 2 ­ 13apr98 Cas A Calibration QMAP Flight 2, 10Nov96 th, 13Apr98 . beam pairs ­ 13apr98 calibration spikes a0 a1 a2 a3 a4 frame CAL Ka1 9771.8 ­0.25804 8.62E­06 ­1.23E­10 6.74E­16.3 ± 2.1 0.0456 ± 0.0009 2.0% 0.08 6.37E­07 Q4 89.7 ± 1.4 0.0323 ± 0.0005 1.6% 0.08 4.51E­07 Calibration

  2. Cas A flight 1 10apr98 Cas A Calibration

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    Cas A flight 1 ­ 10apr98 Cas A Calibration QMAP Flight 1, 16Jun96 th, 10apr98 . beam pairs are now ­ 10apr98 calibration spikes (using f2) a0 a1 a2 a3 a4 frame f2 CAL Ka1 4251.5 237.08 0.014613 ­11­06 Calibration errors without K/CAL Cas A n Ka1 0.360 ± 0.041 11.3% ± 0.027 ± 0.005 errors include

  3. The SLAC Comparator for the Calibration of Digital Leveling Equipment

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    Gassner, G.L.; Ruland, R.E.; /SLAC

    2006-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    At SLAC digital levels are used for precise leveling, both for setting out and monitoring. A very high precision of 30 {micro}m is required, which can only be achieved by regularly calibrating the leveling equipment. The calibration facility is also used for detailed investigations to refine the SLAC leveling procedure. In this paper the setup of the SLAC vertical comparator is described. In order to also perform traditional staff calibration a CCD camera was integrated into the SLAC comparator. Finally an overview of further investigations of our leveling equipment is presented.

  4. An Improved Procedure for Developing Calibrated Hourly Simulation Models

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    Bou-Saada, T. E.; Haberl, J. S.

    in Washington, D.C. Nine months of hourly whole-building electricity data and site-specific weather data were measured and used with the DOE- 2. ID building simulation program to test the new techniques. Use of the new calibration procedures were able to produce... study building was simulated with DOE-2.ID and calibrated using hourly measured whole-building electricity data and ambient weather conditions to demonstrate the new techniques. Findings from Applying the New Techniques The important new calibration...

  5. Eye in hand Calibration1 G.D. van ALBADA, J.M. LAGERBERG and A. VISSER

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    Amsterdam, Universiteit van

    will improve the positioning accuracy. Another important application of robot calibration is its use as a diag of robot measurement systems are now available commercially, each with its own range of applicability in Industrial Robot 21, 6, pp.14-17 (1994) 2 In CAR the following companies and institutes co

  6. Simulation of the Rungis Wholesale Market: lessons on the calibration, validation and usage of a Cognitive Agent-based Simulation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Simulation of the Rungis Wholesale Market: lessons on the calibration, validation and usage on a simulation of the Rungis Wholesale Market (in France) using cognitive agents. The implication of using of the system. Our case, the Fruits and Vegetables wholesale market of the Rungis Food Market, constitutes

  7. Flat-Field Calibration of CCD Detector for Long TraceProfilers

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    Kirschman, Jonathan L.; Domning, Edward E.; Franck, Keith D.; Irick, Steve C.; MacDowell, Alastair A.; McKinney, Wayne R.; Morrison,Gregory Y.; Smith, Brian V.; Warwick, Tony; Yashchuk, Valeriy V.

    2007-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The next generation of synchrotrons and free electron lasersrequires x-ray optical systems with extremely high-performance,generally, of diffraction limited quality. Fabrication and use of suchoptics requires highly accurate metrology. In the present paper, wediscuss a way to improve the performance of the Long Trace Profiler(LTP), a slope measuring instrument widely used at synchrotron facilitiesto characterize x-ray optics at high-spatial-wavelengths fromapproximately 2 mm to 1 m. One of the major sources of LTP systematicerror is the detector. For optimal functionality, the detector has topossess the smallest possible pixel size/spacing, a fast method ofshuttering, and minimal non-uniformity of pixel-to-pixel photoresponse.While the first two requirements are determined by choice of detector,the non-uniformity of photoresponse of typical detectors such as CCDcameras is around 2-3 percent. We describe a flat-field calibration setupspecially developed for calibration of CCD camera photo-response and darkcurrent with an accuracy of better than 0.5 percent. Such accuracy isadequate for use of a camera as a detector for an LTP with performance of~;0.1 microradian (rms). We also present the design details of thecalibration system and results of calibration of a DALSA CCD camera usedfor upgrading our LTP-II instrument at the ALS Optical MetrologyLaboratory.

  8. Laboratory robotics -- An automated tool for preparing ion chromatography calibration standards

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    Chadwick, J.L.

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the use of a laboratory robot as an automated tool for preparing multi-level calibration standards for On-Line Ion Chromatography (IC) Systems. The robot is designed for preparation of up to six levels of standards, with each level containing up to eleven ionic species in aqueous solution. The robot is required to add the standards` constituents as both a liquid and solid additions and to keep a record of exactly what goes into making up every standard. Utilizing a laboratory robot to prepare calibration standards provides significant benefits to the testing environment. These benefits include: accurate and precise calibration standards in individually capped containers with preparation traceability; automated and unattended multi-specie preparation for both anion and cation analytical channels; the ability to free up a test operator from a repetitive routine and re-apply those efforts to test operations; The robot uses a single channel IC to analyze each prepared standard for specie content and concentration. Those results are later used as a measure of quality control. System requirements and configurations, robotic operations, manpower requirements, analytical verification, accuracy and precision of prepared solutions, and robotic downtime are discussed in detail.

  9. Design and calibration of pulsed vapor generators for TNT, RDX and PETN

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    Davies, J.P.; Blackwood, L.G.; Davis, S.G.; Goodrich, L.D.; Larson, R.A.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Computer controlled explosive vapor generators for 2,4,6trinitrotoluene (TNT), cyclo-1,3,5-trimethylene-2,4,6-trinitramine (RDX) and pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) were built and calibrated to support an Independent Validation and Verification (IV V) facility for Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. The generators were constructed using pure explosive suspended on quartz beads which were then loaded into a stainless steel tube. The tube was coiled and placed into a temperature controlled chamber. A carrier gas (ultra-pure air) was passed through the coil to carry the explosive molecules. The generators are capable of delivering a pulse of varying explosive mass through the control of coil temperature, air flow rate, and pulse width. Preliminary calibrations have been completed in the picogram to nanogram range using an Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS) as the calibrating instrument. The explosive vapor generators will be used as quantitative vapor standards to establish the lower limit of detection for EDS systems at the IV V.

  10. Design and calibration of pulsed vapor generators for TNT, RDX and PETN

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    Davies, J.P.; Blackwood, L.G.; Davis, S.G.; Goodrich, L.D.; Larson, R.A.

    1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Computer controlled explosive vapor generators for 2,4,6trinitrotoluene (TNT), cyclo-1,3,5-trimethylene-2,4,6-trinitramine (RDX) and pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) were built and calibrated to support an Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) facility for Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. The generators were constructed using pure explosive suspended on quartz beads which were then loaded into a stainless steel tube. The tube was coiled and placed into a temperature controlled chamber. A carrier gas (ultra-pure air) was passed through the coil to carry the explosive molecules. The generators are capable of delivering a pulse of varying explosive mass through the control of coil temperature, air flow rate, and pulse width. Preliminary calibrations have been completed in the picogram to nanogram range using an Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS) as the calibrating instrument. The explosive vapor generators will be used as quantitative vapor standards to establish the lower limit of detection for EDS systems at the IV&V.

  11. Calibration methodology for proportional counters applied to yield measurements of a neutron burst

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    Tarifeño-Saldivia, Ariel, E-mail: atarifeno@cchen.cl, E-mail: atarisal@gmail.com; Pavez, Cristian; Soto, Leopoldo [Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear, Casilla 188-D, Santiago (Chile) [Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear, Casilla 188-D, Santiago (Chile); Center for Research and Applications in Plasma Physics and Pulsed Power, P4, Santiago (Chile); Departamento de Ciencias Fisicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Andres Bello, Republica 220, Santiago (Chile); Mayer, Roberto E. [Instituto Balseiro and Centro Atómico Bariloche, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, San Carlos de Bariloche R8402AGP (Argentina)] [Instituto Balseiro and Centro Atómico Bariloche, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, San Carlos de Bariloche R8402AGP (Argentina)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper introduces a methodology for the yield measurement of a neutron burst using neutron proportional counters. This methodology is to be applied when single neutron events cannot be resolved in time by nuclear standard electronics, or when a continuous current cannot be measured at the output of the counter. The methodology is based on the calibration of the counter in pulse mode, and the use of a statistical model to estimate the number of detected events from the accumulated charge resulting from the detection of the burst of neutrons. The model is developed and presented in full detail. For the measurement of fast neutron yields generated from plasma focus experiments using a moderated proportional counter, the implementation of the methodology is herein discussed. An experimental verification of the accuracy of the methodology is presented. An improvement of more than one order of magnitude in the accuracy of the detection system is obtained by using this methodology with respect to previous calibration methods.

  12. The development of in-situ calibration method for divertor IR thermography in ITER

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    Takeuchi, M.; Sugie, T.; Ogawa, H.; Takeyama, S.; Itami, K. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)

    2014-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    For the development of the calibration method of the emissivity in IR light on the divertor plate in ITER divertor IR thermography system, the laboratory experiments have been performed by using IR instruments. The calibration of the IR camera was performed by the plane black body in the temperature of 100–600 degC. The radiances of the tungsten heated by 280 degC were measured by the IR camera without filter (2.5–5.1 ?m) and with filter (2.95 ?m, 4.67 ?m). The preliminary data of the scattered light of the laser of 3.34 ?m that injected into the tungsten were acquired.

  13. Uncertainty Quantification Techniques for Sensor Calibration Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants

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    Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Lin, Guang; Crawford, Susan L.; Konomi, Bledar A.; Coble, Jamie B.; Shumaker, Brent; Hashemian, Hash

    2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes research towards the development of advanced algorithms for online calibration monitoring. The objective of this research is to develop the next generation of online monitoring technologies for sensor calibration interval extension and signal validation in operating and new reactors. These advances are expected to improve the safety and reliability of current and planned nuclear power systems as a result of higher accuracies and increased reliability of sensors used to monitor key parameters. The focus of this report is on documenting the outcomes of the first phase of R&D under this project, which addressed approaches to uncertainty quantification (UQ) in online monitoring that are data-driven, and can therefore adjust estimates of uncertainty as measurement conditions change. Such data-driven approaches to UQ are necessary to address changing plant conditions, for example, as nuclear power plants experience transients, or as next-generation small modular reactors (SMR) operate in load-following conditions.

  14. Uncertainty Quantification Techniques for Sensor Calibration Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants

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    Ramuhalli, Pradeep [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Lin, Guang [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Crawford, Susan L. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Konomi, Bledar A. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Braatz, Brett G. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Coble, Jamie B. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Shumaker, Brent [Analysis and Measurement Services Corp., Knoxville, TN (United States); Hashemian, Hash [Analysis and Measurement Services Corp., Knoxville, TN (United States)

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the status of ongoing research towards the development of advanced algorithms for online calibration monitoring. The objective of this research is to develop the next generation of online monitoring technologies for sensor calibration interval extension and signal validation in operating and new reactors. These advances are expected to improve the safety and reliability of current and planned nuclear power systems as a result of higher accuracies and increased reliability of sensors used to monitor key parameters. The focus of this report is on documenting the outcomes of the first phase of R&D under this project, which addressed approaches to uncertainty quantification (UQ) in online monitoring that are data-driven, and can therefore adjust estimates of uncertainty as measurement conditions change. Such data-driven approaches to UQ are necessary to address changing plant conditions, for example, as nuclear power plants experience transients, or as next-generation small modular reactors (SMR) operate in load-following conditions.

  15. CALIBRATION OF SEISMIC ATTRIBUTES FOR RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION

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    Wayne D. Pennington; Horacio Acevedo; Aaron Green; Joshua Haataja; Shawn Len; Anastasia Minaeva; Deyi Xie

    2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The project, ''Calibration of Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Calibration,'' is now complete. Our original proposed scope of work included detailed analysis of seismic and other data from two to three hydrocarbon fields; we have analyzed data from four fields at this level of detail, two additional fields with less detail, and one other 2D seismic line used for experimentation. We also included time-lapse seismic data with ocean-bottom cable recordings in addition to the originally proposed static field data. A large number of publications and presentations have resulted from this work, including several that are in final stages of preparation or printing; one of these is a chapter on ''Reservoir Geophysics'' for the new Petroleum Engineering Handbook from the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Major results from this project include a new approach to evaluating seismic attributes in time-lapse monitoring studies, evaluation of pitfalls in the use of point-based measurements and facies classifications, novel applications of inversion results, improved methods of tying seismic data to the wellbore, and a comparison of methods used to detect pressure compartments. Some of the data sets used are in the public domain, allowing other investigators to test our techniques or to improve upon them using the same data. From the public-domain Stratton data set we have demonstrated that an apparent correlation between attributes derived along ''phantom'' horizons are artifacts of isopach changes; only if the interpreter understands that the interpretation is based on this correlation with bed thickening or thinning, can reliable interpretations of channel horizons and facies be made. From the public-domain Boonsville data set we developed techniques to use conventional seismic attributes, including seismic facies generated under various neural network procedures, to subdivide regional facies determined from logs into productive and non-productive subfacies, and we developed a method involving cross-correlation of seismic waveforms to provide a reliable map of the various facies present in the area. The Wamsutter data set led to the use of unconventional attributes including lateral incoherence and horizon-dependent impedance variations to indicate regions of former sand bars and current high pressure, respectively, and to evaluation of various upscaling routines. The Teal South data set has provided a surprising set of results, leading us to develop a pressure-dependent velocity relationship and to conclude that nearby reservoirs are undergoing a pressure drop in response to the production of the main reservoir, implying that oil is being lost through their spill points, never to be produced. Additional results were found using the public-domain Waha and Woresham-Bayer data set, and some tests of technologies were made using 2D seismic lines from Michigan and the western Pacific ocean.

  16. Chronological information and uncertainty Radiocarbon dating & calibration -Paula Reimer

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    Sengun, Mehmet Haluk

    naked body'. Robert Boyle 1663 Includes ­ Thermoluminescence (TL), Optically stimulated luminescenceSUPRA-net: Chronological information and uncertainty Radiocarbon dating & calibration - Paula Tephrochronology ­ David Lowe U series dating ­ David Richards* Combining multiple dating techniques ­ Andrew

  17. Calibration and High Fidelity Measurement of a Quantum Photonic Chip

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    H. W. Li; J. Wabnig; D. Bitauld; P. Shadbolt; A. Politi; A. Laing; J. L. O'Brien; A. O. Niskanen

    2013-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated quantum photonic circuits are becoming increasingly complex. Accurate calibration of device parameters and detailed characterization of the prepared quantum states are critically important for future progress. Here we report on an effective experimental calibration method based on Bayesian updating and Markov chain Monte Carlo integration. We use this calibration technique to characterize a two qubit chip and extract the reflectivities of its directional couplers. An average quantum state tomography fidelity of 93.79+/-1.05% against the four Bell states is achieved. Furthermore, comparing the measured density matrices against a model using the non-ideal device parameters derived from the calibration we achieve an average fidelity of 97.57+/-0.96%. This pinpoints non-ideality of chip parameters as a major factor in the decrease of Bell state fidelity. We also perform quantum state tomography for Bell states while continuously varying photon distinguishability and find excellent agreement with theory.

  18. Calibration Analysis Software for the ATLAS Pixel Detector

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    Stramaglia, Maria Elena; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The calibration of the ATLAS Pixel detector at LHC fulfils two main purposes: to tune the front-end configuration parameters for establishing the best operational settings and to measure the tuning performance through a subset of scans. An analysis framework has been set up in order to take actions on the detector given the outcome of a calibration scan (e.g. to create a mask for disabling noisy pixels). The software framework to control all aspects of the Pixel detector scans and analyses is called Calibration Console. The introduction of a new layer, equipped with new Front End-I4 Chips, required an update the Console architecture. It now handles scans and scans analyses applied together to chips with different characteristics. An overview of the newly developed Calibration Analysis Software will be presented, together with some preliminary result.

  19. Method and apparatus for calibrating a linear variable differential transformer

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    Pokrywka, Robert J. (North Huntingdon, PA)

    2005-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A calibration apparatus for calibrating a linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) having an armature positioned in au LVDT armature orifice, and the armature able to move along an axis of movement. The calibration apparatus includes a heating mechanism with an internal chamber, a temperature measuring mechanism for measuring the temperature of the LVDT, a fixture mechanism with an internal chamber for at least partially accepting the LVDT and for securing the LVDT within the heating mechanism internal chamber, a moving mechanism for moving the armature, a position measurement mechanism for measuring the position of the armature, and an output voltage measurement mechanism. A method for calibrating an LVDT, including the steps of: powering the LVDT; heating the LVDT to a desired temperature; measuring the position of the armature with respect to the armature orifice; and measuring the output voltage of the LVDT.

  20. absolute efficiency calibration: Topics by E-print Network

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    good. This is used in a technique developed for the absolute calibration of ultra high energy cosmic ray fluorescence telescopes, and it can also be applied to imaging atmospheric...

  1. absolute radiometric calibration: Topics by E-print Network

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    are good. This is used in a technique developed for the absolute calibration of ultra high energy cosmic ray fluorescence telescopes, and it can also be applied to imaging...

  2. absolute calibration site: Topics by E-print Network

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    good. This is used in a technique developed for the absolute calibration of ultra high energy cosmic ray fluorescence telescopes, and it can also be applied to imaging atmospheric...

  3. absolute intensity calibration: Topics by E-print Network

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    good. This is used in a technique developed for the absolute calibration of ultra high energy cosmic ray fluorescence telescopes, and it can also be applied to imaging atmospheric...

  4. Automatic calibration of modulated fractional-N frequency synthesizers

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    McMahill, Dan

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Calibration of accelerometers on the 1000 g centrifuge

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    Rebarchik, F.N.

    1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This memorandum is a synopsis of the description and operation of the equipment used, and the events occurring during the calibration of an accelerometer on the 1000 G centrifuge. 2 refs., 1 tab.

  6. Calibration of accelerometers on the 5000 g centrifuge

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    Rebarchik, F.N.

    1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This memorandum is a synopsis of the description and operation of the equipment used and the events occurring during the calibration of an accelerometer on the 5000 g centrifuge.

  7. Neural network calibration for miniature multi-hole pressure probes

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    Vijayagopal, Rajesh

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A robust and accurate neural network based algorithm phics. for the calibration of miniature multi-hole pressure probes has been developed and a detailed description of its features and use is presented. The code that was developed was intended...

  8. actual flow calibration: Topics by E-print Network

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    and a relative velocity calibration using the Doppler shift of Stokes V profiles in the umbra under the assumption that the umbra is at rest. Both methods yield the same result...

  9. Calibrated Probabilistic Mesoscale Weather Field Forecasting: The Geostatistical Output Perturbation

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    Calibrated Probabilistic Mesoscale Weather Field Forecasting: The Geostatistical Output. This is typically not feasible for mesoscale weather prediction carried out locally by organizations without by simulating realizations of the geostatistical model. The method is applied to 48-hour mesoscale forecasts

  10. Radio interferometric gain calibration as a complex optimization problem

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    Smirnov, Oleg

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent developments in optimization theory have extended some traditional algorithms for least-squares optimization of real-valued functions (Gauss-Newton, Levenberg-Marquardt, etc.) into the domain of complex functions of a complex variable. This employs a formalism called the Wirtinger derivative, and derives a full-complex Jacobian counterpart to the conventional real Jacobian. We apply these developments to the problem of radio interferometric gain calibration, and show how the general complex Jacobian formalism, when combined with conventional optimization approaches, yields a whole new family of calibration algorithms, including those for the polarized and direction-dependent gain regime. We further extend the Wirtinger calculus to an operator-based matrix calculus for describing the polarized calibration regime. Using approximate matrix inversion results in computationally efficient implementations; we show that some recently proposed calibration algorithms such as StefCal and peeling can be understood...

  11. Method to calibrate fission chambers in Campbelling mode

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    Geslot, Benoit; Filliatre, Philippe; Jammes, Christian; Di Salvo, Jacques; Breaud, Stephane; Villard, Jean-Francois [CEA, DEN, Cadarache, SPEx, LDCI, F-13108 S Paul Lez Durance, (France); Unruh, Troy C. [INL, Idaho Natl Lab, Idaho Falls, ID 83415 (United States)

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Fission chambers are neutron detectors which are widely used to instrument experimental reactors such as material testing reactors or zero power reactors. In the presence of a high level mixed gamma and neutron flux, fission chambers can be operated in Campbelling mode (also known as 'fluctuation mode' or 'mean square voltage mode') to provide reliable and precise neutron related measurements. Fission chamber calibration in Campbelling mode (in terms of neutron flux) is usually done empirically using a calibrated reference detector. A major drawback of this method is that calibration measurements have to be performed in a neutron environment very similar to the one in which the calibrated detector will be used afterwards. What is proposed here is a different approach based on characterizing the fission chamber response in terms of fission rate. This way, the detector calibration coefficient is independent from the neutron spectrum and can be determined prior to the experiment. The fissile deposit response to the neutron spectrum can then be assessed independently by other means (experimental or numerical). In this paper, the response of CEA-made miniature fission chambers in Campbelling mode is studied. A theoretical model of the signal is used to calculate the calibration coefficient. The model's input parameters come from statistical distribution of individual pulses. Supporting measurements were made in the CEA Cadarache zero power reactor MINERVE and results are compared to an empirical Campbelling mode calibration. The tested fission chamber calibration coefficient is roughly 2*10{sup -26} A{sup 2}/Hz/(c/s). Both numerical and empirical methods give consistent results, however a deviation of about 15% was observed. (authors)

  12. A robot manipulator calibration procedure with experimental verification

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    Padavala, Satya Srinivas

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A ROBOT MANIPULATOR CALIBRATION PROCEDURE WITH EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION A Thesis by SATYA SRINIVAS PADAVALA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1988 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering A ROBOT MANIPULATOR CALIBRATION PROCEDURE WITH EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION A Thesis by SATYA SRINIVAS PADAVALA Approved as to style and content by: njamin W. M ng (Chairman of Co 'ttee) jr gi...

  13. Downstream hydraulic geometry relations: 2. Calibration and testing

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    Singh, Vijay P.; Yang, Chih Ted; Deng, Zhi-Qiang

    2003-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Downstream hydraulic geometry relations: 2. Calibration and testing Vijay P. Singh Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Chih Ted Yang 1 Department of Civil Engineering, Colorado...; KEYWORDS: dynamic equilibrium, hydraulic geometry, maximum entropy, minimum energy dissipation, regime equations, stream power Citation: Singh, V. P., C. T. Yang, and Z.-Q. Deng, Downstream hydraulic geometry relations: 2. Calibration and testing, Water...

  14. Abstract--A measurement calibration method is described in this paper. The proposed method identifies calibration models

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    in state estima- tion. Measurement calibration at the substation is a labor intensive and costly process that is described in [2]-[3] is executed at individual substations by taking advantage of the redundancy provided

  15. Calibration of Parameters for a Single Hardening Model Amit Prashant and Dayakar Penumadu

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    Prashant, Amit

    Calibration of Parameters for a Single Hardening Model Amit Prashant and Dayakar Penumadu ASCE by Lade and co-workers) is calibrated using 12 model parameters, which can be determined from one, the process of calibrating these parameters is relatively complex. In this paper, the authors have calibrated

  16. Calibration of a Fully Polarimetric Microwave Radiometer Using a Digital Polarimeric Noise Source

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    Ruf, Christopher

    Calibration of a Fully Polarimetric Microwave Radiometer Using a Digital Polarimeric Noise Source-936-0503 (F), bhlim@umich.edu / cruf@umich.edu (E) Abstract ­ The Correlated Noise Calibration Standard (CNCS polarization mixing calibration equation for AESMIR. Absolute calibration accuracy of AESMIR is estimated

  17. Calibration of the groundbased radars during CLARE'98 Robin J. Hogan

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    Hogan, Robin

    Calibration of the ground­based radars during CLARE'98 Robin J. Hogan Department of Meteorology. The approach used to calibrate the radars is to start with the absolute calibration provided by the Rabelais radar in Rayleigh­scattering light rain or cloud. Finally the W­band radars are calibrated

  18. Polarization Calibration of VLBI Data W. D. Cotton, N.R.A.O.

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    Groppi, Christopher

    Polarization Calibration of VLBI Data W. D. Cotton, N.R.A.O. 9 June 1992 ABSTRACT This document discusses several techniques for the calibration of the polarized response of radio interferometers. Special model are discussed. The interaction between phase calibration and polariza­ tion calibration

  19. Calibration of the torsional spring constant and the lateral photodiode response of frictional force microscopes

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    Attard, Phil

    Calibration of the torsional spring constant and the lateral photodiode response of frictional simultaneously calibrates the photodiode response to the angular deflection of the cantilever. It does not rely and with an independent measurement of the angle calibration. This nondestructive calibration may be performed with any

  20. Electron Cyclotron Emission Measurements on JET: Michelson Interferometer, New Absolute Calibration and Determination of Electron Temperature

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    Electron Cyclotron Emission Measurements on JET: Michelson Interferometer, New Absolute Calibration and Determination of Electron Temperature

  1. Be production-rate calibration for the Arctic NICOLA S E. YOUNG,1,2

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    Briner, Jason P.

    A 10 Be production-rate calibration for the Arctic NICOLA´ S E. YOUNG,1,2 * JOERG M. SCHAEFER,1 2013; Accepted 18 April 2013 ABSTRACT: We present a Baffin Bay 10 Be production-rate calibration published 10 Be calibration datasets to develop an Arctic 10 Be production rate. Our calibration comprises

  2. On-line Hand-Eye Calibration Nicolas Andre , Radu Horaud, Bernard Espiau

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    On-line Hand-Eye Calibration Nicolas Andre , Radu Horaud, Bernard Espiau INRIA Rh^one-Alpes GRAVIR.lastname@inrialpes.fr Abstract In this paper, we address the problem of hand-eye calibration of a robot mounted video camera-line hand-eye calibration method. This method allows to get rid of the calibration object required

  3. Development of a Dynamic DOE Calibration Model

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    cell characterization * Train and validate dynamic models * Apply models for system optimization Results * Dynamic emissions models have been developed (validation error on the...

  4. Calibration by Optimization Without Using Derivatives

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    2015-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 5, 2015 ... certain parameters. While the mathematical laws that determine ...... by definition of the sensor-coordinate system - is parallel to the gravitation.

  5. Environmental Assessment for the Health Protection Instrument Calibration Facility at the Savannah River Site

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    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this Environmental Assessment (EA) is to review the possible environmental consequences associated with the construction and operation of a Health Protection Instrument Calibration Facility on the Savannah River Site (SRS). The proposed replacement calibration facility would be located in B Area of SRS and would replace an inadequate existing facility currently located within A Area of SRS (Building 736-A). The new facility would provide laboratories, offices, test equipment and the support space necessary for the SRS Radiation Monitoring Instrument Calibration Program to comply with DOE Orders 5480.4 (Environmental Protection, Safety and Health Protection Standards) and 5480.11 (Radiation Protection for Occupational Workers). The proposed facility would serve as the central site source for the evaluation, selection, inspection, testing, calibration, and maintenance of all SRS radiation monitoring instrumentation. The proposed facility would be constructed on a currently undeveloped portion in B Area of SRS. The exact plot associated with the proposed action is a 1.2 hectare (3 acre) tract of land located on the west side of SRS Road No. 2. The proposed facility would lie approximately 4.4 km (2.75 mi) from the nearest SRS site boundary. The proposed facility would also lie within the confines of the existing B Area, and SRS safeguards and security systems. Archaeological, ecological, and land use reviews have been conducted in connection with the use of this proposed plot of land, and a detailed discussion of these reviews is contained herein. Socioeconomic, operational, and accident analyses were also examined in relation to the proposed project and the findings from these reviews are also contained in this EA.

  6. Standard guide for establishing calibration for a measurement method used to analyze nuclear fuel cycle materials

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.1 This guide provides the basis for establishing calibration for a measurement method typically used in an analytical chemistry laboratory analyzing nuclear materials. Guidance is included for such activities as preparing a calibration procedure, selecting a calibration standard, controlling calibrated equipment, and documenting calibration. The guide is generic and any required technical information specific for a given method must be obtained from other sources.

  7. An Improved Procedure for Developing a Calibrated Hourly Simulation Model of an Electrically Heated and Cooled Commercial Buildling 

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    Bou-Saada, Tarek Edmond

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    lighting, energy efficient heat pumps, a photovoltaic system, envelope measures, and a solar domestic water heating system. To accomplish this, a DOE-2 baseline model was calibrated to the measured hourly data and compared to a building model constructed... to unpredictable daily habits; for example opening or closing window blinds which have a direct impact on solar gains, or the inconsistent use of lights and office equipment. Tenant influence was also observed in Kaplan et al. (1990a) as reported in Section 2...

  8. Absolute calibration of the Gamma Knife{sup ®} Perfexion™ and delivered dose verification using EPR/alanine dosimetry

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    Hornbeck, Amaury, E-mail: amauryhornbeck@gmail.com, E-mail: tristan.garcia@cea.fr; Garcia, Tristan, E-mail: amauryhornbeck@gmail.com, E-mail: tristan.garcia@cea.fr [CEA, LIST, Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France)] [CEA, LIST, Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France); Cuttat, Marguerite; Jenny, Catherine [Radiotherapy Department, Medical Physics Unit, University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013 Paris (France)] [Radiotherapy Department, Medical Physics Unit, University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013 Paris (France)

    2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Elekta Leksell Gamma Knife{sup ®} (LGK) is a radiotherapy beam machine whose features are not compliant with the international calibration protocols for radiotherapy. In this scope, the Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel and the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital decided to conceive a new LKG dose calibration method and to compare it with the currently used one. Furthermore, the accuracy of the dose delivered by the LGK machine was checked using an “end-to-end” test. This study also aims to compare doses delivered by the two latest software versions of the Gammaplan treatment planning system (TPS). Methods: The dosimetric method chosen is the electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) of alanine. Dose rate (calibration) verification was done without TPS using a spherical phantom. Absolute calibration was done with factors calculated by Monte Carlo simulation (MCNP-X). For “end-to-end” test, irradiations in an anthropomorphic head phantom, close to real treatment conditions, are done using the TPS in order to verify the delivered dose. Results: The comparison of the currently used calibration method with the new one revealed a deviation of +0.8% between the dose rates measured by ion chamber and EPR/alanine. For simple fields configuration (less than 16 mm diameter), the “end-to-end” tests showed out average deviations of ?1.7% and ?0.9% between the measured dose and the calculated dose by Gammaplan v9 and v10, respectively. Conclusions: This paper shows there is a good agreement between the new calibration method and the currently used one. There is also a good agreement between the calculated and delivered doses especially for Gammaplan v10.

  9. Calibration of Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization

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    Wayne D. Pennington

    2002-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The project, "Calibration of Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization," is now complete. Our original proposed scope of work included detailed analysis of seismic and other data from two to three hydrocarbon fields; we have analyzed data from four fields at this level of detail, two additional fields with less detail, and one other 2D seismic line used for experimentation. We also included time-lapse seismic data with ocean-bottom cable recordings in addition to the originally proposed static field data. A large number of publications and presentations have resulted from this work, inlcuding several that are in final stages of preparation or printing; one of these is a chapter on "Reservoir Geophysics" for the new Petroleum Engineering Handbook from the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Major results from this project include a new approach to evaluating seismic attributes in time-lapse monitoring studies, evaluation of pitfalls in the use of point-based measurements and facies classifications, novel applications of inversion results, improved methods of tying seismic data to the wellbore, and a comparison of methods used to detect pressure compartments. Some of the data sets used are in the public domain, allowing other investigators to test our techniques or to improve upon them using the same data. From the public-domain Stratton data set we have demonstrated that an apparent correlation between attributes derived along 'phantom' horizons are artifacts of isopach changes; only if the interpreter understands that the interpretation is based on this correlation with bed thickening or thinning, can reliable interpretations of channel horizons and facies be made. From the public-domain Boonsville data set we developed techniques to use conventional seismic attributes, including seismic facies generated under various neural network procedures, to subdivide regional facies determined from logs into productive and non-productive subfacies, and we developed a method involving cross-correlation of seismic waveforms to provide a reliable map of the various facies present in the area. The Wamsutter data set led to the use of unconventional attributes including lateral incoherence and horizon-dependent impedance variations to indicate regions of former sand bars and current high pressure, respectively, and to evaluation of various upscaling routines. The Teal South data set has provided a surprising set of results, leading us to develop a pressure-dependent velocity relationship and to conclude that nearby reservoirs are undergoing a pressure drop in response to the production of the main reservoir, implying that oil is being lost through their spill points, never to be produced. Additional results were found using the public-domain Waha and Woresham-Bayer data set, and some tests of technologies were made using 2D seismic lines from Michigan and the western Pacific ocean.

  10. BPM calibration: Test measurements of the electronics Calibration measurements for Q9ACC7 and Q9/10ACC4

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    · BPM calibration: Test measurements of the electronics · Calibration measurements for Q9ACC7 and Q to correct the optics at off-crest operation (bunch compression) HOPE:HOPE: #12;BPM Calibration: Test of electronics · BPM response needs to be monitored: Response has not changed over the past 3 months · Find

  11. Preliminary Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation Parameters By NuMI/MINOS and Calibration Studies for Improving this Measurement

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    Symes, Philip Andrew

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explains the origins of neutrinos and their interactions, and the phenomenon of neutrino oscillations. Experiments for measuring neutrino oscillations are mentioned and the experiment investigated in this thesis, the ''Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search'', and its neutrino beam, the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory's ''Neutrinos At The Main Injector'', are described. MINOS is a long baseline (735 km) neutrino oscillation experiment with a near and a far detector, intended to make precision measurements of the atmospheric sector neutrino oscillation parameters. A measurement is made of the ''atmospheric'' neutrino oscillation parameters, {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} and sin {sup 2}(2{theta}{sub 23}), using neutrinos from the NuMI beam. The results of this analysis are compared to measurements at MINOS using neutrinos from the atmosphere and with other experiments. A more detailed method of beam neutrino analysis is discussed, and the extra calibrations needed to perform that analysis properly are described, with special attention paid to two aspects of the calibration, which comprise the bulk of work for this thesis. The light injection calibration system uses LEDs to illuminate the detector readout and provides a normalization of the stability of the detector over time. The hardware and different modi operandi of the system are described. There is a description of installation and commissioning of the system at one of the MINOS detectors. The response normalization of each detector with cosmic ray muons is described. Special attention is paid to the explanation of necessary corrections that must be made to the muon sample in order for the sample to be used to calibrate each detector to the specified accuracy. The performance of the calibration is shown.

  12. Design, Construction, Alignment, and Calibration of a Compact Velocimetry Experiment

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    Kaufman, Morris I.; Malone, Robert M.; Frogget, Brent C.; Esquibel, David L.; Romero, Vincent T.; Lare, Gregory A.; Briggs, Bart; Iverson, Adam J.; Frayer, Daniel K.; DeVore, Douglas; Cata, Brian

    2007-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A velocimetry experiment has been designed to measure shock properties for small cylindrical metal targets (8-mm-diameter by 2-mm thick). A target is accelerated by high explosives, caught, and retrieved for later inspection. The target is expected to move at a velocity of 0.1 to 3 km/sec. The complete experiment canister is approximately 105 mm in diameter and 380 mm long. Optical velocimetry diagnostics include the Velocity Interferometer System for Any Reflector (VISAR) and Photon Doppler Velocimetry (PDV). The packaging of the velocity diagnostics is not allowed to interfere with the catchment or an X-ray imaging diagnostic. A single optical relay, using commercial lenses, collects Doppler-shifted light for both VISAR and PDV. The use of fiber optics allows measurement of point velocities on the target surface during accelerations occurring over 15 mm of travel. The VISAR operates at 532 nm and has separate illumination fibers requiring alignment. The PDV diagnostic operates at 1550 nm, but is aligned and focused at 670 nm. The VISAR and PDV diagnostics are complementary measurements and they image spots in close proximity on the target surface. Because the optical relay uses commercial glass, the axial positions of the optical fibers for PDV and VISAR are offset to compensate for chromatic aberrations. The optomechanical design requires careful attention to fiber management, mechanical assembly and disassembly, positioning of the foam catchment, and X-ray diagnostic field-of-view. Calibration and alignment data are archived at each stage of the assembly sequence.

  13. Fast Beam-Based BPM Calibration

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    Bertsche, K.; Loos, H.; Nuhn, H.-D.; Peters, F.; /SLAC

    2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Alignment Diagnostic System (ADS) of the LCLS undulator system indicates that the 33 undulator quadrupoles have extremely high position stability over many weeks. However, beam trajectory straightness and lasing efficiency degrade more quickly than this. A lengthy Beam Based Alignment (BBA) procedure must be executed every two to four weeks to re-optimize the X-ray beam parameters. The undulator system includes RF cavity Beam Position Monitors (RFBPMs), several of which are utilized by an automatic feedback system to align the incoming electron-beam trajectory to the undulator axis. The beam trajectory straightness degradation has been traced to electronic drifts of the gain and offset of the BPMs used in the beam feedback system. To quickly recover the trajectory straightness, we have developed a fast beam-based procedure to recalibrate the BPMs. This procedure takes advantage of the high-precision monitoring capability of the ADS, which allows highly repeatable positioning of undulator quadrupoles. This report describes the ADS, the position stability of the LCLS undulator quadrupoles, and some results of the new recovery procedure.

  14. Improving Planck calibration by including frequency-dependent relativistic corrections

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    Quartin, Miguel

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Planck satellite detectors are calibrated in the 2015 release using the "orbital dipole", which is the time-dependent dipole generated by the Doppler effect due to the motion of the satellite around the Sun. Such an effect has also relativistic time-dependent corrections of relative magnitude 10^(-3), due to coupling with the "solar dipole" (the motion of the Sun compared to the CMB rest frame), which are included in the data calibration by the Planck collaboration. We point out that such corrections are subject to a frequency-dependent multiplicative factor. This factor differs from unity especially at the highest frequencies, relevant for the HFI instrument. Since currently Planck calibration errors are dominated by systematics, to the point that polarization data is currently unreliable at large scales, such a correction can in principle be highly relevant for future data releases.

  15. Thermal calibration of photodiode sensitivity for atomic force microscopy

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    Attard, Phil; Pettersson, Torbjoern; Rutland, Mark W. [School of Chemistry F11, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia (Australia); Department of Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden and Institute for Surface Chemistry, Box 5607, SE-114 86 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The photodiode sensitivity in the atomic force microscope is calibrated by relating the voltage noise to the thermal fluctuations of the cantilever angle. The method accounts for the ratio of the thermal fluctuations measured in the fundamental vibration mode to the total, and also for the tilt and extended tip of the cantilever. The method is noncontact and is suitable for soft or deformable surfaces where the constant compliance method cannot be used. For hard surfaces, the method can also be used to calibrate the cantilever spring constant.

  16. The NIF x-ray spectrometer calibration campaign at Omega

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    Pérez, F.; Kemp, G. E.; Barrios, M. A.; Pino, J.; Scott, H.; Ayers, S.; Chen, H.; Emig, J.; Colvin, J. D.; Fournier, K. B., E-mail: fournier2@llnl.gov [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P. O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Regan, S. P.; Bedzyk, M.; Shoup, M. J.; Agliata, A.; Yaakobi, B.; Marshall, F. J.; Hamilton, R. A. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States); Jaquez, J.; Farrell, M.; Nikroo, A. [General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186 (United States)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The calibration campaign of the National Ignition Facility X-ray Spectrometer (NXS) was carried out at the OMEGA laser facility. Spherically symmetric, laser-driven, millimeter-scale x-ray sources of K-shell and L-shell emission from various mid-Z elements were designed for the 2–18 keV energy range of the NXS. The absolute spectral brightness was measured by two calibrated spectrometers. We compare the measured performance of the target design to radiation hydrodynamics simulations.

  17. Cryogenic Calibration Setup for Broadband Complex Impedance Measurements

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    Diener, P; Marrache-Kikuchi, C; Aprili, M; Gabelli, J

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reflection measurements give access to the complex impedance of a material on a wide frequency range. This is of interest to study the dynamical properties of various materials, for instance disordered superconductors. However reflection measurements made at cryogenic temperature suffer from the difficulty to reliably subtract the circuit contribution. Here we report on the design and first tests of a setup able to precisely calibrate in situ the sample reflection, at 4.2 K and up to 2 GHz, by switching and measuring, during the same cool down, the sample and three calibration standards.

  18. Calibrations, torsion classes, and wrapped M-branes

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    Fayyazuddin, Ansar [Department of Natural Sciences, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York (United States); Husain, Tasneem Zehra [Jefferson Physical Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

    2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The present work has two goals. The first is to complete the classification of geometries in terms of torsion classes of M-branes wrapping cycles of a Calabi-Yau manifold. The second goal is to give insight into the physical meaning of the torsion class constraints. We accomplish both tasks by defining new energy minimizing calibrations in M-brane backgrounds. When fluxes are turned on, it is these calibrations that are relevant, rather than those which had previously been defined in the context of purely geometric backgrounds.

  19. Interval estimation in calibration problems: an alternate approach

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    Quaino, Oscar Rodolfo

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    measurement of the dependent varia- ble. This interval will depend upon the dependent variable and also on the outcome of the calibration experiment. For each unknown a state- ment is made in the sense that it belongs to the interval. Then he searches... is computed as 2 n , 1(yi ? y) Ss n ? 2 and will also be denoted by NSE. (2. 2) In the calibration problem, the classical estimator of x* given an obsezvation y* is y* ? b 0 x* bl Under the normality assumption x" is the NLE of x* (Graybill 1976...

  20. Interval estimation in calibration problems: an alternate approach 

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    Quaino, Oscar Rodolfo

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    measurement of the dependent varia- ble. This interval will depend upon the dependent variable and also on the outcome of the calibration experiment. For each unknown a state- ment is made in the sense that it belongs to the interval. Then he searches... is computed as 2 n , 1(yi ? y) Ss n ? 2 and will also be denoted by NSE. (2. 2) In the calibration problem, the classical estimator of x* given an obsezvation y* is y* ? b 0 x* bl Under the normality assumption x" is the NLE of x* (Graybill 1976...

  1. Calibration of hydraulic and tracer tests in fractured media

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    Calibration of hydraulic and tracer tests in fractured media represented by a DFN Model L. D. Donado, X. Sanchez-Vila, E. Ruiz* & F. J. Elorza** * Enviros Spain S.L. ** UPM #12;Fractured Media Water flows through fractures (matrix basically impervious ­ though relevant to transport) Fractures at all

  2. Calibration of SNO for the Detection of 8 B Neutrinos

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    Calibration of SNO for the Detection of 8 B Neutrinos by Richard James Ford A thesis submitted and energy spectrum of solar electron neutrinos, and will measure the avour-blind ux of neutrinos. i #12; Co-authorship The work, results and conclusions presented in this thesis are original except

  3. Optimization of measurement configurations for geometrical calibration of industrial robot

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , the accuracy of robotic manipulator depends on a number of factors. Usually, for the industrial applicationsOptimization of measurement configurations for geometrical calibration of industrial robot Alexandr of industrial robots employed in precise manufacturing. To identify geometric parameters, an advanced

  4. Calibrated Probabilistic Forecasting at the Stateline Wind Energy Center

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    Calibrated Probabilistic Forecasting at the Stateline Wind Energy Center: The Regime meteorological data from sites upwind of wind farms can be efficiently used to improve short-term forecasts acknowledges the support of PPM Energy, Inc. The data used in this work were obtained from Oregon State

  5. CALIBRATION Parts Set version 8/10/99 STARDUST SPACECRAFT

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    SOLAR PANELS PANEL STIFFENER PANEL STIFFENER WHIPPLE SHIELDWHIPPLE SHIELD SHIELD SPACERS SHIELD SPACERS-classroom use must be obtained from JPL Commercial Programs Office. #12;X X - Z PANEL REM STAR CAMERAS + Z PANEL X X CUT OUT PRINTING CALIBRATION STARDUST SPACECRAFT Scale Model Parts SHEET 2 + Y PANEL - Y PANEL

  6. Evaluating calibrations of normal incident pyrheliometers Frank Vignola Fuding Lin

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    Oregon, University of

    Cavity Radiometer HF 31104. Plot uses original calibration value. NIP values are about 0.3% too high in Oregon with high quality instruments for solar energy research and to build the Support Network Absolute Cavity Radiometer, the instrument systematically deviates from the absolute cavity readings

  7. DOE Radiological Calibrations Intercomparison Program: Results of fiscal year 1987

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    Cummings, F.M.; McDonald, J.C.

    1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the FY 1987 results of the radiological calibrations intercomparison program. The intercomparison operation is discussed, and the equipment is described, particularly the instrument set, the beta source set, and relevant calculations. Solutions to problems and improvements in the program are suggested, and conclusions are then introduced. 9 refs., 3 figs., 8 tabs.

  8. Cloud-Based Model Calibration Using OpenStudio: Preprint

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    Hale, E.; Lisell, L.; Goldwasser, D.; Macumber, D.; Dean, J.; Metzger, I.; Parker, A.; Long, N.; Ball, B.; Schott, M.; Weaver, E.; Brackney, L.

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OpenStudio is a free, open source Software Development Kit (SDK) and application suite for performing building energy modeling and analysis. The OpenStudio Parametric Analysis Tool has been extended to allow cloud-based simulation of multiple OpenStudio models parametrically related to a baseline model. This paper describes the new cloud-based simulation functionality and presents a model cali-bration case study. Calibration is initiated by entering actual monthly utility bill data into the baseline model. Multiple parameters are then varied over multiple iterations to reduce the difference between actual energy consumption and model simulation results, as calculated and visualized by billing period and by fuel type. Simulations are per-formed in parallel using the Amazon Elastic Cloud service. This paper highlights model parameterizations (measures) used for calibration, but the same multi-nodal computing architecture is available for other purposes, for example, recommending combinations of retrofit energy saving measures using the calibrated model as the new baseline.

  9. Steady and unsteady calibration of multi-hole probes 

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    Johansen, Espen S

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    properties like the density and viscosity. The algorithm utilizes a local least-squares modeling technique and has been tested on 4 novel miniature 7-hole probes that have been calibrated at NASA Langley Flow Modeling and Control Branch for the entire...

  10. Gearbox Reliability Collaborative High Speed Shaft Tapered Roller Bearing Calibration

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    Keller, J.; Guo, Y.; McNiff, B.

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) is a project investigating gearbox reliability primarily through testing and modeling. Previous dynamometer testing focused upon acquiring measurements in the planetary section of the test gearbox. Prior to these tests, the strain gages installed on the planetary bearings were calibrated in a load frame.

  11. Calibration of Super-Kamiokande Using an Electron Linac

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    The Super-Kamiokande Collaboration

    1998-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to calibrate the Super-Kamiokande experiment for solar neutrino measurements, a linear accelerator (LINAC) for electrons was installed at the detector. LINAC data were taken at various positions in the detector volume, tracking the detector response in the variables relevant to solar neutrino analysis. In particular, the absolute energy scale is now known with less than 1 percent uncertainty.

  12. A Calibration Bound for the M-Theory Fivebrane

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    O. Baerwald; N. D. Lambert; P. C. West

    1999-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a covariant bound on the energy-momentum of the M-fivebrane which is saturated by all supersymmetric configurations. This leads to a generalised notion of a calibrated geometry for M-fivebranes when the worldvolume gauge field is non-zero. The generalisation relevant for Dp-branes is also given.

  13. The Photomultiplier Tube Calibration of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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    the advice of Steve Biller. Nick West has provided a constant model of good programming practice and near and presents the results of investigations into its performance. The PMT calibration is found to perform well for their help in completing this thesis. Foremost is my advisor, Dave Wark. He has been a constant source

  14. The Collaborate Calibration and Alignment of Button-type BPM

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    Yuan, Jiandong; Zhang, Bin; Yao, Junjie

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Beam position monitor (BPM) can easily reinforce the handling of beam orbits and measure the absolute beam position [1]. Its data can be used to optimize and correct beam in both first turn and closed orbit mode. In order to set the absolute center position of Button-type BPM, and formulate the offset between mechanic and electronic center precisely, we mounted BPM together with solenoid on a vertical rotated test-bench when its calibration takes out, and developed transform software to calculate the offset. This paper describes the method and process of collaborate calibration: the assembly and alignment of BPM itself on the designed work-bench; the mechanic calibration of bundle BPM-Solenoid, and the alignment of mechanic to the wire center used by Laser Tracker and Portable coordinate measurement machine (CMM) jointly; the connection of coaxial cable and read-out for electronics; the electronic calibration of bundle BPM-Solenoid. Form the above four steps, the author analyses the error sources, measures an...

  15. Data Management & Characterization: Pipeline Approaches to Calibration/Reduction

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    Ellingson, Steven W.

    /23/2001 LWA Data Management 1 #12;The LWA & the VLSS · VLSS 74 MHz all sky survey will deliver initialData Management & Characterization: Pipeline Approaches to Calibration/Reduction Namir Kassim NRL 5 ­ emerging ionospheric weather diagnostics 5/23/2001 LWA Data Management 2 #12;VLSS: Good science, Good

  16. Dependency of EBT2 film calibration curve on postirradiation time

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    Chang, Liyun, E-mail: liyunc@isu.edu.tw; Ding, Hueisch-Jy [Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 82445, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 82445, Taiwan (China); Ho, Sheng-Yow [Department of Radiation Oncology, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan 73657, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan 73657, Taiwan (China); Lee, Tsair-Fwu [Medical Physics and Informatics Laboratory, Department of Electronics Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Kaohsiung 80778, Taiwan (China)] [Medical Physics and Informatics Laboratory, Department of Electronics Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Kaohsiung 80778, Taiwan (China); Chen, Pang-Yu, E-mail: pangyuchen@yahoo.com.tw [Department of Radiation Oncology, Sinlau Christian Hospital, Tainan 70142, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Sinlau Christian Hospital, Tainan 70142, Taiwan (China)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The Ashland Inc. product EBT2 film model is a widely used quality assurance tool, especially for verification of 2-dimensional dose distributions. In general, the calibration film and the dose measurement film are irradiated, scanned, and calibrated at the same postirradiation time (PIT), 1-2 days after the films are irradiated. However, for a busy clinic or in some special situations, the PIT for the dose measurement film may be different from that of the calibration film. In this case, the measured dose will be incorrect. This paper proposed a film calibration method that includes the effect of PIT. Methods: The dose versus film optical density was fitted to a power function with three parameters. One of these parameters was PIT dependent, while the other two were found to be almost constant with a standard deviation of the mean less than 4%. The PIT-dependent parameter was fitted to another power function of PIT. The EBT2 film model was calibrated using the PDD method with 14 different PITs ranging from 1 h to 2 months. Ten of the fourteen PITs were used for finding the fitting parameters, and the other four were used for testing the model. Results: The verification test shows that the differences between the delivered doses and the film doses calculated with this modeling were mainly within 2% for delivered doses above 60 cGy, and the total uncertainties were generally under 5%. The errors and total uncertainties of film dose calculation were independent of the PIT using the proposed calibration procedure. However, the fitting uncertainty increased with decreasing dose or PIT, but stayed below 1.3% for this study. Conclusions: The EBT2 film dose can be modeled as a function of PIT. For the ease of routine calibration, five PITs were suggested to be used. It is recommended that two PITs be located in the fast developing period (1?6 h), one in 1 ? 2 days, one around a week, and one around a month.

  17. Be stars in open clusters; 3, A uvby-$\\beta$ calibration for the astrophysical parameters of Be stars

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    Fabregat, J; Fabregat, Juan; Torrejon, Jose M.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an empirical calibration of the uvby-beta photometric system to determine the intrinsic colours and indices and the astrophysical parameters of the underlying star, valid for Be stars earlier than B5. The procedure allows the determination of the interstellar reddening with an accuracy of 0.033 mag. (rms), and the absolute magnitude with an accuracy of 0.7 mag.

  18. CAFE: User's Guide, Release 0 26 May 1995 page 18 Calibration

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    CAFE: User's Guide, Release 0 26 May 1995 page 18 Figure 13. Calibration network schematic. p­strip readout IC #12; CAFE: User's Guide, Release 0 26 May 1995 page 17 Figure 12. Calibration network schematic

  19. Engineering task plan for rotary mode core sample truck calibration procedure support engineering

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    BOGER, R.M.

    1999-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This Engineering Task Plan defines the tasks associated with providing an overview, with respect to the Authorization Basis and PHMC procedures, as applicable, of the calibration documentation for operational equipment for which Characterization Engineering has calibration responsibility.

  20. OBIT DEVELOPMENT MEMO SERIES NO. 39 1 Differential Instrumental Polarization Calibration

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    Groppi, Christopher

    to as instrumental polarization. A standard part of data calibration is to charac- terize and remove the spurious

  1. Nash equilibrium in a game of calibration Omar Glonti, Peter Harremoes, Zaza Khechinashvili

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    Topsøe, Flemming

    , a problem of calibration in a simple model of stock price development is treated. A quantitative method

  2. Calibration of a distributed flood forecasting model with input uncertainty using a Bayesian framework

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    Hubbard, Susan

    Calibration of a distributed flood forecasting model with input uncertainty using a Bayesian; revised 20 June 2012; accepted 28 June 2012; published 15 August 2012. [1] In the process of calibrating that the developed method generally is effective in calibrating GBHM parameters and in estimating their associated

  3. Calibration File Manager Morgan Burke Ver. 2.2 1993 Oct 1

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    CFM Calibration File Manager Morgan Burke Ver. 2.2 1993 Oct 1 1. Introduction What is CFM? CFM, short for Calibration File Manager, is a relational database developed by Brookhaven Experiment 787 to keep track of large numbers of data files containing calibration and related information for a high

  4. IRREGULARITIES IN X(Y) FROM Y(X) IN LINEAR CALIBRATION

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    Ramirez, Donald E.

    IRREGULARITIES IN X(Y) FROM Y(X) IN LINEAR CALIBRATION D. R. JENSEN AND D. E. RAMIREZ Abstract. Let X be an input measurement and Y the output reading of a calibrated instrument, with Y (X) as the calibration curve. Solving X(Y ) projects an instrumental reading back onto the scale of measurements

  5. Calibration of Herbicide Applicators 1 J. A. Ferrell, B. A. Sellers, and R. Leon2

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    Watson, Craig A.

    SS-AGR-102 Calibration of Herbicide Applicators 1 J. A. Ferrell, B. A. Sellers, and R. Leon2 1 Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, Dean Calibrate your pesticide applicators on a regular basis to ensure applicator is not properly calibrated, the pesticide will probably be applied below or above the desired

  6. Calibration of sclerosponge oxygen isotope records to temperature using high-resolution d18

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    Miami, University of

    Calibration of sclerosponge oxygen isotope records to temperature using high-resolution d18 O data; available online 21 May 2009 Abstract A revised calibration is presented relating the oxygen isotope an existing calibration which was determined using measurements of salinity rather than directly measured d18

  7. Ocean and Sea Ice SAF ASCAT-B NWP Ocean Calibration

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    Haak, Hein

    Ocean and Sea Ice SAF ASCAT-B NWP Ocean Calibration and Validation Technical Report SAF/OSI/CDOP2 #12;SAF/OSI/CDOP2/KNMI/TEC/RP/199 ASCAT-B NWP Ocean Calibration and Validation Summary On September 17 launched. For the ASCAT-B scatterometer, corrections are derived with the use of the NWP ocean calibration

  8. Calibration of Visually Guided Reaching Is Driven by Error-Corrective Learning and Internal Dynamics

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    Sabes, Philip

    Calibration of Visually Guided Reaching Is Driven by Error-Corrective Learning and Internal Submitted 22 August 2006; accepted in final form 16 December 2006 Cheng S, Sabes PN. Calibration of visually­3069, 2007. First published January 3, 2007; doi:10.1152/ jn.00897.2006. The sensorimotor calibration

  9. Calibration of a pyroelectric detector at 10.6 m with the National Institute of

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    Migdall, Alan

    Calibration of a pyroelectric detector at 10.6 m with the National Institute of Standards, this link is being established through a pyroelectric detector that has been calibrated against the HACR. We describe the apparatus, methods, and uncertainties for the calibration of this pyroelectric detector. 1

  10. Calibration of Scanning Electron Microscope using a multi-image non-linear minimization process

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Calibration of Scanning Electron Microscope using a multi-image non-linear minimization process Le Cui1 and Eric Marchand2 Abstract-- In this paper, a novel approach of SEM calibration based on non-linear minimization process is presented. The SEM calibration for the intrinsic parameters are achieved

  11. Calibration procedures for charge-coupled device x-ray detectors S. L. Barnaa)

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    Gruner, Sol M.

    Calibration procedures for charge-coupled device x-ray detectors S. L. Barnaa) Department for publication 29 March 1999 Calibration procedures are described for use with electronic x-ray detectors variations for both small-angle and wide-angle applications. The accuracy of the calibration procedures

  12. Calibration of a multifactor model for the forward markets of several commodities

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    Vargiolu, Tiziano

    Calibration of a multifactor model for the forward markets of several commodities Enrico Edoli1 are traded. We calibrate this model in a market where forward contracts on multiple commodities are present, using historical forward prices. First we calibrate separately the four coefficients of every single

  13. CMG-3T CALIBRATION SHEET WORKS ORDER: 5169 DATE: 27-Jul-2009

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    CMG-3T CALIBRATION SHEET WORKS ORDER: 5169 DATE: 27-Jul-2009 SERIAL NUMBER: T36047 TESTED BY: S 1964 0.02618 Power Consumption: 60mA @ +12V input Calibration Resistor: 51000 NOTE: A factor of 2 x -160 -80 Normalizing factor at 1 Hz: A = 2304000 Sensor Sensitivity: See Calibration Sheet. Velocity

  14. Calibration of CDO Tranches with the Dynamical Generalized-Poisson Loss Model

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    Brigo, Damiano

    Calibration of CDO Tranches with the Dynamical Generalized-Poisson Loss Model (updated shortened, and consistent calibration to quoted index CDO tranches and tranchelets for several maturities is feasible, as we dynamics, investigating calibration improve- ments and stability. JEL classification code: G13. AMS

  15. Calibration of the Joint European Torus energetic ion and alpha particle collective Thomson scattering diagnostic receiver

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    Egedal, Jan

    Calibration of the Joint European Torus energetic ion and alpha particle collective Thomson Torus JET energetic ion and alpha particle collective Thomson scattering diagnostic is calibrated . The 32 receiver channels are absolutely calibrated with a mechanical chopper in the quasioptical arm

  16. Calibration of multisatellite observations for climatic studies: Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU)

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    Vinnikov, Konstantin

    Calibration of multisatellite observations for climatic studies: Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU different calibration corrections of the MSUs in the form of fixed biases, and in some cases temperature instruments. The paper develops a calibration model for the MSU instrument that includes the errors

  17. Hand-Eye and Robot-World Calibration by Global Polynomial Optimization

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    Henrion, Didier

    Hand-Eye and Robot-World Calibration by Global Polynomial Optimization Jan Heller1 , Didier Henrion is commonly known as hand-eye calibration. In this paper, we present several formulations of hand-eye for the simultaneous hand-eye and robot-world calibration. Finally, we validate the proposed solutions using both

  18. SOIL TEST CALIBRATION WORK IN SOUTHERN USA Leticia S. Sonon and Hailin Zhang

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    SOIL TEST CALIBRATION WORK IN SOUTHERN USA Leticia S. Sonon and Hailin Zhang Introduction Sound soil test calibration is essential for successful fertilization program and crop production. It is essential that the results of soil tests be calibrated against crop responses from applications of the plant

  19. Predicting worldwide invasiveness for four major problematic decapods: an evaluation of using different calibration sets

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    Leung, Brian

    different calibration sets Ce´sar Capinha, Brian Leung and Pedro Anasta´cio C. Capinha (capinha of occurrence data to use for model calibration. Additionally, pseudo-absences are also known to cause different calibration sets for building worldwide invasiveness models for four major problematic decapods

  20. Calibration and Testing of a Water Model for Simulation of the Molecular Dynamics of Proteins and Nucleic Acids in Solution

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    Levitt, Michael

    Calibration and Testing of a Water Model for Simulation of the Molecular Dynamics of Proteins important in biological macromolecules, where fewer experimental results are available for calibration. Our