Sample records for bringing robust tools

  1. Snap: Robust Tool for Internet-wide Operating System Fingerprinting

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    Nandwani, Ankur Bharatbhushan

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    SNAP: ROBUST TOOL FOR INTERNET-WIDE OPERATING SYSTEM FINGERPRINTING A Thesis by ANKUR BHARATBHUSHAN NANDWANI Submitted to the O?ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulflllment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2010 Major Subject: Computer Science SNAP: ROBUST TOOL FOR INTERNET-WIDE OPERATING SYSTEM FINGERPRINTING A Thesis by ANKUR BHARATBHUSHAN NANDWANI Submitted to the O?ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University...

  2. Microscopy image segmentation tool: Robust image data analysis

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    Valmianski, Ilya, E-mail: ivalmian@ucsd.edu; Monton, Carlos; Schuller, Ivan K. [Department of Physics and Center for Advanced Nanoscience, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Center for Advanced Nanoscience, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a software package called Microscopy Image Segmentation Tool (MIST). MIST is designed for analysis of microscopy images which contain large collections of small regions of interest (ROIs). Originally developed for analysis of porous anodic alumina scanning electron images, MIST capabilities have been expanded to allow use in a large variety of problems including analysis of biological tissue, inorganic and organic film grain structure, as well as nano- and meso-scopic structures. MIST provides a robust segmentation algorithm for the ROIs, includes many useful analysis capabilities, and is highly flexible allowing incorporation of specialized user developed analysis. We describe the unique advantages MIST has over existing analysis software. In addition, we present a number of diverse applications to scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, magnetic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, and fluorescent confocal laser scanning microscopy.

  3. General High Performance Adaptive Robust Motion Control of Machine Tools Mohammed Al-Majed++

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    Yao, Bin

    the advantages and improved performance obtained via the ARC design. I. Introduction Modern mechanical systems,4] is applied to the high performance motion control of machine tools to make the resulting closed-loop systemGeneral High Performance Adaptive Robust Motion Control of Machine Tools Bin Yao + Mohammed Al

  4. Caged Gammarus fossarum (crustacea) as a robust tool for the characterization of bioavailable contamination levels in continental waters.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    contamination levels in continental waters. Toward the determination of threshold values Authors BESSE Jean contamination in continental waters. Gammarids were translocated into cages at 27 sites, in the Rhône of the bioavailable contamination levels. Overall, our results show the interest and robustness of the proposed

  5. Nationwide: Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program Brings...

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

    Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program Brings 1200 Propane Vehicles to the Road Nationwide: Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program Brings 1200 Propane Vehicles to the...

  6. Bringing Environmental Considerations into Water-use Optimization

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    Jager, Henriette I.

    Bringing Environmental Considerations into Water- use Optimization How can the US develop. In addition to developing an optimization framework focused on Chinook salmon, we are also contributing simplified environmental rules for use in a system-wide optimization tool being developed in collaboration

  7. Base Technology and Tools for Super Critical Reservoir

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    Project objective: Develop building blocks necessary for robust tools that can operate in supercritical environments.

  8. Sandia Energy - Experimental Smart Outlet Brings Flexibility...

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    Experimental Smart Outlet Brings Flexibility, Resiliency to Grid Architecture Home Energy Assurance Renewable Energy Energy Surety Energy Grid Integration News Energy Efficiency...

  9. Dynamic programming approach to adjustable robust optimization

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2010-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

    inventory model and show that, similar to the risk neutral case, a basestock ... In the last ten years Robust Optimization has become a viable tool in dealing with ... concepts from probability theory and functional analysis. ... optimization (

  10. Robustness Analysis Michael Weisberg

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    Weisberg, Michael

    Robustness Analysis Michael Weisberg University of Pennsylvania September 14, 2005 Abstract Modelers often rely on robustness analysis, the search for predic- tions common to several independent models. Robustness analysis has been characterized and championed by Richard Levins and William Wimsatt

  11. Los Alamos County Completes Abiquiu Hydropower Project, Bringing...

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    County Completes Abiquiu Hydropower Project, Bringing New Clean Energy Resources to New Mexico Los Alamos County Completes Abiquiu Hydropower Project, Bringing New Clean Energy...

  12. Breakout Session: Bringing Solutions to the Solar Industry: Startups...

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

    Bringing Solutions to the Solar Industry: Startups, Technology Development and Market Entry Breakout Session: Bringing Solutions to the Solar Industry: Startups, Technology...

  13. Bringing Computing Power to the People

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    Chauhan, Arun

    Bringing Computing Power to the People Honors Seminar Fall 2005 Arun Chauhan #12;Honors Seminar, Fall 2005 Computing Power to the People Collaborators Indiana Joshua Hursey Andrew Lumsdaine Pooja to the People Interface #12;Honors Seminar, Fall 2005 Computing Power to the People Interacting with Computers

  14. IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, VOL. 2, NO. 2, JUNE 1997 63 High-Performance Robust Motion Control of

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    Yao, Bin

    MODERN mechanical systems, such as machine tools, microelectronics manufacturing equipment, robot ma Control of Machine Tools: An Adaptive Robust Control Approach and Comparative Experiments Bin Yao-performance robust mo- tion control of machine tools. The newly proposed adaptive robust control (ARC) is applied

  15. Bringing Your Workplace Charging Story to Life

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future of CSP: ChallengesEnergy ForEnergy Bringing Better

  16. Bring Your Own Device | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China U.S. Department ofJune 2,The Big Green BusNewsCellulosicofBring Your Own Device

  17. Bring Your Own Device | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the YouTube platform isEnergyMeeting |Resources » Batteries BreakoutFromBrighterBring

  18. Robust Growth Determinants

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    Doppelhofer, Gernot; Weeks, Melvyn

    2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates the robustness of determinants of economic growth in the presence of model uncertainty, parameter heterogeneity and outliers. The robust model averaging approach introduced in the paper uses a flexible and parsimonious...

  19. Rebates Bring Cool Air, Business to South Carolina | Department...

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

    Rebates Bring Cool Air, Business to South Carolina Rebates Bring Cool Air, Business to South Carolina July 8, 2010 - 11:10am Addthis Lindsay Gsell In the weeks leading up to the...

  20. Solar Cookers to Bring Hope to Earthquake Victims | Department...

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    Solar Cookers to Bring Hope to Earthquake Victims Solar Cookers to Bring Hope to Earthquake Victims March 8, 2010 - 11:00am Addthis How does it work? The type of cooker distributed...

  1. Bringing new life to old landfills

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    Rabasca, L.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On the West Coast, Waste Management, Inc. is bringing new life to old landfills. The Bradley Landfill in Sun Valley, CA, just outside of Los Angeles, is being transformed into a recycling park, while a few hundred miles north, in the San Francisco Bay Area, an old landfill is now home to a transfer station and recycling center. WMI began transforming the landfill in the early 1990s.The first change was to process wood and green waste rather than landfilling it. In 1993, WMI added a sorting facility, and in 1994, after the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake, the company added a construction and demolition debris (C and D) facility. There also is a landfill gas collection facility on the site. In the future, WMI hopes to add the following facilities: composting, railhaul, alternative fuels production, tire processing, and soil remediation. WMI also hopes several companies that use recycled materials as feedstock will build their plants at the landfill.

  2. Environmental Robustness in ASR ROBUST2004 -August 30, 2004 Environmental Robustness

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    Rose, Richard

    ;3 Environmental Robustness in ASR ROBUST2004 - August 30, 2004 · What is the impact of environmental variability of magnitude relative to landline channel Impact of Environmental Variability ­ An Example 89%70%Traffic1 Environmental Robustness in ASR ROBUST2004 - August 30, 2004 ROBUST2004 Environmental Robustness

  3. A network approach for power grid robustness against cascading failures

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    Wang, Xiangrong; Kooij, Robert E; Van Mieghem, Piet

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cascading failures are one of the main reasons for blackouts in electrical power grids. Stable power supply requires a robust design of the power grid topology. Currently, the impact of the grid structure on the grid robustness is mainly assessed by purely topological metrics, that fail to capture the fundamental properties of the electrical power grids such as power flow allocation according to Kirchhoff's laws. This paper deploys the effective graph resistance as a metric to relate the topology of a grid to its robustness against cascading failures. Specifically, the effective graph resistance is deployed as a metric for network expansions (by means of transmission line additions) of an existing power grid. Four strategies based on network properties are investigated to optimize the effective graph resistance, accordingly to improve the robustness, of a given power grid at a low computational complexity. Experimental results suggest the existence of Braess's paradox in power grids: bringing an additional li...

  4. Crown Ethers in Graphene Bring Strong, Selective Binding | ornl...

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    Materials Characterization Crown Ethers in Graphene Bring Strong, Selective Binding November 14, 2014 Schematic showing a graphene sheet containing an array of ideal crown ethers....

  5. World Institute for Nuclear Security Workshop at Y-12 Brings...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    World Institute for Nuclear Security Workshop at Y-12 Brings Together More than 20 Countries | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People...

  6. New Framework Transforms FAST Wind Turbine Modeling Tool (Fact Sheet)

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    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A recent overhaul of the tool makes it a powerful, robust, and flexible modeling software to aid the development of innovative wind and water power technologies.

  7. Session 3230 Writing: A Novel Strategy to Bring Issues in

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    Larkin, Teresa L.

    a specific topic in physics 16 . Science classes in particular, are seen by many students to be threateningSession 3230 Writing: A Novel Strategy to Bring Issues in Science and Engineering to Non into the curriculum for non- majors will be described. This technique was developed to bring science and engineering

  8. Bringing IDEAs into Practice: Optimization in a Minimally Invasive

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Utrecht, Universiteit

    in practice because of their general applicability and good performance on com- plicated real­world problemsBringing IDEAs into Practice: Optimization in a Minimally Invasive Vascular Intervention Simulation university technical report UU-CS-2004-049 www.cs.uu.nl #12;Bringing IDEAs into Practice: Optimization

  9. Architecting complex systems for robustness

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    Slagle, Jason C

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Robust design methodologies are frequently utilized by organizations to develop robust and reliable complex systems. The intent of robust design is to create systems that are insensitive to variations from production, the ...

  10. New SBIR All-in-One Web Tool Helps Small Businesses Navigate...

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

    that cut carbon pollution and drive the economy forward. The all-in-one interactive web tool streamlines the SBIR application process by bringing together information from the...

  11. Jefferson Lab and Jefferson Science Associates Bring First School...

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    and Jefferson Science Associates Bring First School of Physics to Sub-Saharan Africa NEWPORT NEWS, VA, July 29, 2010 - Students and scientists from African countries will have a...

  12. Bringing Rainforest Alliance to Your School (Rainforest Alliance)

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    Register here. Join the Rainforest Alliance Education Program for a webinar designed to help you bring the Rainforest Alliance curriculum to your school. Implementing our local-to-global curriculum...

  13. Bringing Tabletop Technologies to Kindergarten Javier Marco, Eva Cerezo, Sandra

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    Baldassarri, Sandra

    Bringing Tabletop Technologies to Kindergarten Children Javier Marco, Eva Cerezo, Sandra of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK {emazzone, jcread}@uclan.ac.uk ABSTRACT Taking computer technology away possibilities that tangible interaction and tabletop technologies offer for manipulative learning. After

  14. Robustness of Spatial Micronetworks

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    McAndrew, Thomas C; Bagrow, James P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Power lines, roadways, pipelines and other physical infrastructure are critical to modern society. These structures may be viewed as spatial networks where geographic distances play a role in the functionality and construction cost of links. Traditionally, studies of network robustness have primarily considered the connectedness of large, random networks. Yet for spatial infrastructure physical distances must also play a role in network robustness. Understanding the robustness of small spatial networks is particularly important with the increasing interest in microgrids, small-area distributed power grids that are well suited to using renewable energy resources. We study the random failures of links in small networks where functionality depends on both spatial distance and topological connectedness. By introducing a percolation model where the failure of each link is proportional to its spatial length, we find that, when failures depend on spatial distances, networks are more fragile than expected. Accounting...

  15. Robust quantum searching with spontaneously decaying qubits

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    Robert J. C. Spreeuw; Tom W. Hijmans

    2007-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a modification of the standard single-item quantum search procedure that acquires robustness from spontaneous decay of the qubits. This damps the usual oscillation of populations, driving the system to a steady state with a strongly enhanced population of the solution. Numerical evaluation of the steady state was performed for up to 36 qubits. The huge size of the state space in our analysis is dealt with by exploiting a symmetry in the master equation that reduces the scaling of computer resources from exponential to polynomial. Based on these results we estimate that an error-free solution can be retrieved from the steady state after O(log log N) repetitions, with near-unit probability. This brings the overall scaling to O(sqrt{N} log log N), only slightly worse than for the ideal quantum case.

  16. Robust Local Search

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2007-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    problems, because it operates directly on the response surface and does not ... In business applications, the cost and selling price as well as the demand of a ... min-max approach, a robust optimal design is one with the best worst-case ...... prevents polynomial SDPs from being used widely in practice (see Kojima 2003).

  17. Low-Cost, Robust, Threat-aware Wireless Sensor Network for Assuring the Nation's Energy Infrastructure

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    Carlos H. Rentel

    2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this project was to create a low-cost, robust anticipatory wireless sensor network (A-WSN) to ensure the security and reliability of the United States energy infrastructure. This document highlights Eaton Corporation's plan to bring these technologies to market.

  18. BERKELEY LAB Bringing Science Solutions to the World

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    BERKELEY LAB Bringing Science Solutions to the World lbl.gov #12;Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's science is a global enterprise. From the Lab's site in the hills overlooking the University of California Berkeley campus, to locations across the continent and around the world, Berkeley Lab scientists

  19. Researcher warns that current could still bring oil to area

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    sludge of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Dr. Tamara Frank told a Delray Beach audienceResearcher warns that current could still bring oil to area September 08, 2010|DAVID DIPINO that the disaster was "the biggest peacetime oil spill ever" and that local habitats are not yet out of harm's way

  20. Bringing IDEAs into Practice: Optimization in a Minimally Invasive Vascular

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Bringing IDEAs into Practice: Optimization in a Minimally Invasive Vascular Intervention Simulation Algorithm (IDEA) is an ex­ ample of one such algorithm. However, little is known about the practical benefits of these algorithms even though AI--techniques are often favored in practice because

  1. CAN INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT BRING GREATER FOOD SECURITY IN ETHIOPIA?

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    Walter, M.Todd

    CAN INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT BRING GREATER FOOD SECURITY IN ETHIOPIA? Oloro V. McHugh, Amy S, Ethiopia Gete Zeleke ARARI, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia Abstract: In the food insecure regions, short annual. Ethiopia's agricultural sector is driven by the subsistence strategies of smallholder farmers

  2. Bringing Big Systems to Small Schools: Distributed Systems for Undergraduates

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    Albrecht, Jeannie

    Bringing Big Systems to Small Schools: Distributed Systems for Undergraduates Jeannie R. Albrecht Williams College Williamstown, MA 01267 jeannie@cs.williams.edu ABSTRACT Distributed applications have, especially at small colleges, do not offer courses that focus on the design and implementation of distributed

  3. Jupiter Move-In Guide Items to Bring

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    area. Residents may bring a small refrigerator and/or microwave. Refrigerators should be 4.2 cubic feet 10'0" C--10'2" x 10'0" D--12'8" x 9'2" Furnishings Carpeting Mailroom Services Refrigerators

  4. Bringing Up Incentives: A Look at the Determinants of Poverty

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Bringing Up Incentives: A Look at the Determinants of Poverty Alice Sheehan #12;Outline presentation What's going on out there? ­ Growth, Human Development indicators, Poverty rates, etc. A look at determinants of poverty on three different levels: Immediate, Community, and Regional/National ­ An example

  5. space for science, enterprise and environment Bringing Space Into School

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    space for science, enterprise and environment Bringing Space Into School Science The National Space Education Initiative #12;space for science, enterprise and environment National Space Education Initiative the consultations · Recommendations of the report #12;space for science, enterprise and environment Background

  6. Percussion tool

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Reed, Teddy R.

    2006-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A percussion tool is described and which includes a housing mounting a tool bit; a reciprocally moveable hammer borne by the housing and which is operable to repeatedly strike the tool bit; and a reciprocally moveable piston enclosed within the hammer and which imparts reciprocal movement to the reciprocally moveable hammer.

  7. Robust Measurement Feedback Control of an Inclined Cable

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    a robust control strategy based on modern control tools for distributed parameter systems, hal-00784727 on the construction of a standard linear infinite dimensional state space system and an H feedback control). !"#$%& # ' ( )"#$%& "*++$!++&, - *. , , Fig. 1. Inclined Cable This paper is devoted to the design of control laws for a vi- brating system

  8. Robust Target Localization from Binary Decisions in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Michailidis, George

    Robust Target Localization from Binary Decisions in Wireless Sensor Networks Natallia Katenka Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are becoming an important tool in a variety of tasks, including mon- itoring targets and localizing multiple targets are also considered. Keywords: wireless sensor network, target

  9. Robustness and device independence of verifiable blind quantum computing

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    Alexandru Gheorghiu; Elham Kashefi; Petros Wallden

    2015-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent advances in theoretical and experimental quantum computing brings us closer to scalable quantum computing devices. This lead researchers to develop protocols for verifying the correct functionality of quantum operations. In this paper we address key challenges to make quantum verification protocols applicable to experimental implementations. We prove the robustness of the single server verification protocol of Fitzsimons and Kashefi (2012) which is based on universal blind quantum computing. The robustness of this protocol makes possible its composition with the device-independent protocol of Reichardt, Unger and Vazirani (2013). The new composite protocol inherits the device independence from Reichardt, Unger and Vazirani protocol while it leads to a lower round complexity for the verification of entangled quantum servers scenario. Finally, we give a fault tolerant version of the Fitzsimons and Kashefi protocol which suggests that the composite protocol can also be made fault tolerant.

  10. Team Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Team Massachusetts is bringing a unique perspective to the Solar Decathlon this fall. You might say it is a fourth dimension because of the team’s newly constructed 4D Home. But it could also be argued that it is because the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and University of Massachusetts Lowell are collaborating for the team’s first entry into the biannual competition, and they’re both public institutions.

  11. Tools for Authentication

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    White, G

    2008-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Many recent Non-proliferation and Arms Control software projects include a software authentication component. In this context, 'authentication' is defined as determining that a software package performs only its intended purpose and performs that purpose correctly and reliably over many years. In addition to visual inspection by knowledgeable computer scientists, automated tools are needed to highlight suspicious code constructs both to aid the visual inspection and to guide program development. While many commercial tools are available for portions of the authentication task, they are proprietary, and have limited extensibility. An open-source, extensible tool can be customized to the unique needs of each project (projects can have both common and custom rules to detect flaws and security holes). Any such extensible tool must be based on a complete language compiler infrastructure, that is, one that can parse and digest the full language through its standard grammar. ROSE is precisely such a compiler infrastructure developed within DOE. ROSE is a robust source-to-source analysis and optimization infrastructure currently addressing large, million-line DOE applications in C, C++, and FORTRAN. This year, it has been extended to support the automated analysis of binaries. We continue to extend ROSE to address a number of security-specific requirements and apply it to software authentication for Non-proliferation and Arms Control projects. We will give an update on the status of our work.

  12. Optimization Online - Robust Production Management

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    Vincent Guigues

    2011-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Feb 23, 2011 ... Abstract: The problem of production management can often be cast in the form ... We then give the quality of robust solutions obtained by using ...

  13. Pareto Efficiency in Robust Optimization

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    2012-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper formalizes and adapts the well known concept of Pareto efficiency in the context of the popular robust optimization (RO) methodology. We argue that ...

  14. Robust automated knowledge capture.

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    Stevens-Adams, Susan Marie; Abbott, Robert G.; Forsythe, James Chris; Trumbo, Michael Christopher Stefan; Haass, Michael Joseph; Hendrickson, Stacey M. Langfitt

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes research conducted through the Sandia National Laboratories Robust Automated Knowledge Capture Laboratory Directed Research and Development project. The objective of this project was to advance scientific understanding of the influence of individual cognitive attributes on decision making. The project has developed a quantitative model known as RumRunner that has proven effective in predicting the propensity of an individual to shift strategies on the basis of task and experience related parameters. Three separate studies are described which have validated the basic RumRunner model. This work provides a basis for better understanding human decision making in high consequent national security applications, and in particular, the individual characteristics that underlie adaptive thinking.

  15. New Decision Support Tool for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Classification

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    Chronopoulos, Anthony T.

    New Decision Support Tool for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Classification Monica Madhukar affected by Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The results show that the proposed system robustly segments and classifies acute lymphoblastic leukemia based on complete microscopic blood images. Keywords: Classification

  16. Bringing Better Information to the Energy Savers Crowd | Department of

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future of CSP: ChallengesEnergy ForEnergy Bringing Better

  17. Bringing the Low NOx Diesel Under Control | Department of Energy

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  18. Rancher Brings Wind Power to Arizona | Department of Energy

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  19. Bringing Better Information to the Energy Savers Crowd | Department of

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China U.S. Department ofJune 2,The Big Green BusNewsCellulosicofBring Your Own

  20. Queer Tools

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    Hacker, Randi; Tsutsui, William

    2007-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Broadcast Transcript: Chindogu. Did someone say "Bless you?" No need. This is a Japanese word that means "queer tools" and it was coined to describe the Japanese penchant for unusual inventions. From toilet paper rolls that attach to the head...

  1. Workflow Tools

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    at NERSC go here. Galaxy - Galaxy is a web based workflow tool that is use by the genomics community. It allows you to define job dependencies via a web based workflow engine....

  2. Tools | JCESR

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    Tools JCESR Logos Logos are available for download in jpg format. To view the full-size logo file, click the description under the version of the logo you are interested in. When...

  3. Nevada: Geothermal Brine Brings Low-Cost Power with Big Potential...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Nevada: Geothermal Brine Brings Low-Cost Power with Big Potential Nevada: Geothermal Brine Brings Low-Cost Power with Big Potential August 21, 2013 - 12:00am Addthis Utilizing a 1...

  4. EV Everywhere: Electric Drive Systems Bring Power to Plug-in...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    EV Everywhere: Electric Drive Systems Bring Power to Plug-in Electric Vehicles EV Everywhere: Electric Drive Systems Bring Power to Plug-in Electric Vehicles January 31, 2014 -...

  5. Measuring robustness of community structure in complex networks

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    Li, Hui-Jia; Chen, Luonan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The theory of community structure is a powerful tool for real networks, which can simplify their topological and functional analysis considerably. However, since community detection methods have random factors and real social networks obtained from complex systems always contain error edges, evaluating the robustness of community structure is an urgent and important task. In this letter, we employ the critical threshold of resolution parameter in Hamiltonian function, $\\gamma_C$, to measure the robustness of a network. According to spectral theory, a rigorous proof shows that the index we proposed is inversely proportional to robustness of community structure. Furthermore, by utilizing the co-evolution model, we provides a new efficient method for computing the value of $\\gamma_C$. The research can be applied to broad clustering problems in network analysis and data mining due to its solid mathematical basis and experimental effects.

  6. Min-max-min robustness - Optimization Online

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    2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    or the minimum spanning tree problem turn NP-hard in the new approach. Keywords: robust ... In recent decades, both robust and stochastic optimization ...

  7. Costs and benefits of robust optimization

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    2010-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    result concerning costs for robust linear optimization under convex uncertainty. In ... In [3], a stability analysis of robust optimization for linear problems under ...

  8. Workflow Tools

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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 for4,645U.S. DOE Office of ScienceandMesa del SolStrengtheningWildfires may contribute more to &83 3.3 Table3WorkToolsTools

  9. Robustness of Controlled Quantum Dynamics

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    Andy Koswara; Raj Chakrabarti

    2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Control of multi-level quantum systems is sensitive to implementation errors in the control field and uncertainties associated with system Hamiltonian parameters. A small variation in the control field spectrum or the system Hamiltonian can cause an otherwise optimal field to deviate from controlling desired quantum state transitions and reaching a particular objective. An accurate analysis of robustness is thus essential in understanding and achieving model-based quantum control, such as in control of chemical reactions based on ab initio or experimental estimates of the molecular Hamiltonian. In this paper, theoretical foundations for quantum control robustness analysis are presented from both a distributional perspective - in terms of moments of the transition amplitude, interferences, and transition probability - and a worst-case perspective. Based on this theory, analytical expressions and a computationally efficient method for determining the robustness of coherently controlled quantum dynamics are derived. The robustness analysis reveals that there generally exists a set of control pathways that are more resistant to destructive interferences in the presence of control field and system parameter uncertainty. These robust pathways interfere and combine to yield a relatively accurate transition amplitude and high transition probability when uncertainty is present.

  10. Overcoming Scalability Challenges for Tool Daemon Launching

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    Ahn, D H; Arnold, D C; de Supinski, B R; Lee, G L; Miller, B P; Schulz, M

    2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Many tools that target parallel and distributed environments must co-locate a set of daemons with the distributed processes of the target application. However, efficient and portable deployment of these daemons on large scale systems is an unsolved problem. We overcome this gap with LaunchMON, a scalable, robust, portable, secure, and general purpose infrastructure for launching tool daemons. Its API allows tool builders to identify all processes of a target job, launch daemons on the relevant nodes and control daemon interaction. Our results show that Launch-MON scales to very large daemon counts and substantially enhances performance over existing ad hoc mechanisms.

  11. Bringing Automated Formal Verification to PLC Program Development

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    Fernández Adiego, Borja; Blanco Viñuela, Enrique

    Automation is the field of engineering that deals with the development of control systems for operating systems such as industrial processes, railways, machinery or aircraft without human intervention. In most of the cases, a failure in these control systems can cause a disaster in terms of economic losses, environmental damages or human losses. For that reason, providing safe, reliable and robust control systems is a first priority goal for control engineers. Ideally, control engineers should be able to guarantee that both software and hardware fulfill the design requirements. This is an enormous challenge in which industry and academia have been working and making progresses in the last decades. This thesis focuses on one particular type of control systems that operates industrial processes, the PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) - based control systems. Moreover it targets one of the main challenges for these systems, guaranteeing that PLC programs are compliant with their specifications. Traditionally ...

  12. Downhole tool

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    Hall, David R.; Muradov, Andrei; Pixton, David S.; Dahlgren, Scott Steven; Briscoe, Michael A.

    2007-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A double shouldered downhole tool connection comprises box and pin connections having mating threads intermediate mating primary and secondary shoulders. The connection further comprises a secondary shoulder component retained in the box connection intermediate a floating component and the primary shoulders. The secondary shoulder component and the pin connection cooperate to transfer a portion of makeup load to the box connection. The downhole tool may be selected from the group consisting of drill pipe, drill collars, production pipe, and reamers. The floating component may be selected from the group consisting of electronics modules, generators, gyroscopes, power sources, and stators. The secondary shoulder component may comprises an interface to the box connection selected from the group consisting of radial grooves, axial grooves, tapered grooves, radial protrusions, axial protrusions, tapered protrusions, shoulders, and threads.

  13. Bringing Standards to Life: Synthetic Biology Standards and Intellectual Property

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    Torrance, Andrew W.; Kahl, Linda

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ); Joachim Henckel & Stephen M. Maurer, The Economics of Synthetic Biology, MOL. SYST. BIOL., June 5, 2007, available at http://www.nature.com/msb/journal/v3/n1/full/msb4100161.html; David Cohn, Open-Source Biology Evolves, WIRED (Jan. 17, 2005), http... different genetic contexts.55 Other tools that help rationally Linton et al., Translocation of Green F luorescent Protein by Comparative Analysis with Multiple Signal Peptides, 7 BIOTECHNOL. J. 667 (2012); Raul Cuero, J. Lilly & David S. Mc...

  14. Workflow Tools

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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 for4,645U.S. DOE Office of ScienceandMesa del SolStrengtheningWildfires may contribute more to &83 3.3 Table3WorkTools

  15. GSA Issues New Request for Proposals to Bring 3 Megawatts of...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    a request for proposal (RFP) for the procurement of electricity produced by solar photovoltaic arrays to be constructed by the selected bidder that will bring approximately 3...

  16. Materials for Math 13900 Bring to class each day: graph paper ...

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    Roames, Renee S

    2015-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Materials for Math 13900. Bring to class each day: graph paper isometric dot paper unlined paper cm ruler. We will also be using: compass small scissors.

  17. Editorial – The Global Warming Fight is “Bringing Sexy Back,” Are You Ready?

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    Jankowska, Marta Maja

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2006, September 25). Is global warming raising a tempest?or her behavior towards global warming in 2007. *Timberlake,Editorial: The Global Warming Fight is “Bringing Sexy

  18. NREL: Technology Deployment - New DG Collaborative Brings Utilities and

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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:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible for Renewable Energy: Grid Integration NRELCostBuildingModels and Tools UseBeingEnergy

  19. Robust Single-Qubit Process Calibration via Robust Phase Estimation

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    Shelby Kimmel; Guang Hao Low; Theodore J. Yoder

    2015-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    An important step in building a quantum computer is calibrating experimentally implemented quantum gates to produce operations that are close to ideal unitaries. The calibration step involves estimating the error in gates and then using controls to correct the implementation. Quantum process tomography is a standard technique for estimating these errors, but is both time consuming, (when one only wants to learn a few key parameters), and requires resources, like perfect state preparation and measurement, that might not be available. With the goal of efficiently estimating specific errors using minimal resources, we develop a parameter estimation technique, which can gauge two key parameters (amplitude and off-resonance errors) in a single-qubit gate with provable robustness and efficiency. In particular, our estimates achieve the optimal efficiency, Heisenberg scaling. Our main theorem making this possible is a robust version of the phase estimation procedure of Higgins et al. [B. L. Higgins, New J. Phys. 11, 073023 (2009)].

  20. Robust inversion, dimensionality reduction, and randomized sampling

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    Aleksandr Aravkin

    2011-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 17, 2011 ... Keywords: inverse problems, seismic inversion, stochastic optimization, robust estimation. Category 1: Nonlinear Optimization. Category 2: ...

  1. Determining Robustness of Synchronous Programs under Stuttering

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    Pace, Gordon J.

    University of Malta Malta ingrambondin@gmail.com, gordon.pace@um.edu.mt Abstract--Robustness of embedded

  2. Algebraic connectivity and graph robustness.

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    Feddema, John Todd; Byrne, Raymond Harry; Abdallah, Chaouki T. (University of New Mexico)

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent papers have used Fiedler's definition of algebraic connectivity to show that network robustness, as measured by node-connectivity and edge-connectivity, can be increased by increasing the algebraic connectivity of the network. By the definition of algebraic connectivity, the second smallest eigenvalue of the graph Laplacian is a lower bound on the node-connectivity. In this paper we show that for circular random lattice graphs and mesh graphs algebraic connectivity is a conservative lower bound, and that increases in algebraic connectivity actually correspond to a decrease in node-connectivity. This means that the networks are actually less robust with respect to node-connectivity as the algebraic connectivity increases. However, an increase in algebraic connectivity seems to correlate well with a decrease in the characteristic path length of these networks - which would result in quicker communication through the network. Applications of these results are then discussed for perimeter security.

  3. Tools | Department of Energy

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    Tools Tools logofemp.png The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers links to tools that can help agencies reduce energy use and meet federal laws and requirements. Tools...

  4. Robust Optimization with Multiple Ranges: Theory and Application ...

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    2010-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a robust optimization approach when the uncertainty in objective ... Robust optimization addresses data uncertainty by assuming that uncertain ...

  5. Scalable Approach to Uncertainty Quantification and Robust Design of Interconnected Dynamical Systems

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    Banaszuk, Andrzej; Frewen, Thomas A; Kobilarov, Marin; Mathew, George; Mezic, Igor; Pinto, Alessandro; Sahai, Tuhin; Sane, Harshad; Speranzon, Alberto; Surana, Amit

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Development of robust dynamical systems and networks such as autonomous aircraft systems capable of accomplishing complex missions faces challenges due to the dynamically evolving uncertainties coming from model uncertainties, necessity to operate in a hostile cluttered urban environment, and the distributed and dynamic nature of the communication and computation resources. Model-based robust design is difficult because of the complexity of the hybrid dynamic models including continuous vehicle dynamics, the discrete models of computations and communications, and the size of the problem. We will overview recent advances in methodology and tools to model, analyze, and design robust autonomous aerospace systems operating in uncertain environment, with stress on efficient uncertainty quantification and robust design using the case studies of the mission including model-based target tracking and search, and trajectory planning in uncertain urban environment. To show that the methodology is generally applicable to...

  6. Welcome to SupplyChainBrain: Timber!!! Updated Law Could Bring Chaos to U.S. Border Timber!!! Updated Law Could Bring Chaos to U.S. Border

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    companies are forced to compete with illegal foreign imports. Stopping the importation of illegal timberWelcome to SupplyChainBrain: Timber!!! Updated Law Could Bring Chaos to U.S. Border Timber October 08, 2008 Timber!!! Look out at the border. Unless several government agencies act quickly

  7. Interconnected musical networks : bringing expression and thoughtfulness to collaborative group playing

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    Weinberg, Gil, 1967-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (cont.) In order to addressee the latter challenge I have decided to employ the digital network--a promising candidate for bringing a unique added value to the musical experience of collaborative group playing. I have ...

  8. Jack Case ? the man who helped bring uranium machining to Y...

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    the man who helped bring uranium machining to Y-12 Most of you realize that Y-12 is basically a huge and very precise machine shop. For years it has been the nation's only uranium...

  9. NUMBER CRUNCHING ISSUE SUMMER BRINGING CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE INTO THE CLASSROOM

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    NUMBER CRUNCHING ISSUE SUMMER BRINGING CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE INTO THE CLASSROOM MAKING SENSE the same result because of chance or other unknown factors. In science, a hypothesis is the explanation you

  10. Femtosecond Laser Brings 3-D to Microfluidics Microfluidic devices have submillimeter channels designed to control the

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    Kleinfeld, David

    Femtosecond Laser Brings 3-D to Microfluidics Microfluidic devices have submillimeter channels capable biological assays for such applications as bedside clinical diagnostics. Traditional microfluidics-dimensional geometries. The investigators, in the Groisman Microfluidics and Kleinfeld Neurophysics laboratories, begin

  11. Robust Maintenance Policies in Asset Management

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    Kuhn, Kenneth D.; Madanat, Samer M.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Madanat, S. , ‘Optimal Maintenance and Repair Policies inROBUST MAINTENANCE POLICIES IN ASSET MANAGEMENT Kenneth D.approach may reduce maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R)

  12. Robust constrained shortest path problems under budgeted ...

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    2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the robust constrained shortest path problem under resource uncertainty. .... they assess the effectiveness of the label-setting algorithm based on the ...

  13. Single-Product Pricing via Robust Optimization

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    2006-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    manufacturing to fashion retail. Applying probabilistic ... In Section 2, we develop the robust pricing model in the presence of additive uncertainty. We analyze.

  14. A Robust Optimization Framework for Analyzing Distribution ...

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    2006-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    a distribution system. We demonstrate that our proposed robust optimization framework is analyt- ically tractable and is computationally efficient for analyzing

  15. The recoverable robust tail assignment problem

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    2012-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    In August 2011 the on-time performance of the airline industry of Australia ... robustness into the aircraft routing problem is via key performance indicators, ...

  16. Optimization Online - Robust Optimization Submissions - 2013

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    Mehdi Karimi, Somayeh Moazeni, Levent Tuncel. Robust optimization based self scheduling of hydro-thermal Genco in smart grids. Alireza Soroudi.

  17. Robust carbon monolith having hierarchical porosity

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    Dai, Sheng; Guiohon, Georges A; Liang, Chengdu

    2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A carbon monolith includes a robust carbon monolith characterized by a skeleton size of at least 100 nm, and a hierarchical pore structure having macropores and mesopores.

  18. Robust carbon monolith having hierarchical porosity

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    Dai, Sheng; Guiochon, Georges A; Liang, Chengdu

    2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A carbon monolith includes a robust carbon monolith characterized by a skeleton size of at least 100 nm, and a hierarchical pore structure having macropores and mesopores.

  19. Optimization Online - Distributionally Robust Convex Optimization

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    Wolfram Wiesemann

    2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Feb 4, 2013 ... Abstract: Distributionally robust optimization is a paradigm for decision-making under uncertainty where the uncertain problem data is governed ...

  20. Robust and Optimum Fractional Factorial Designs

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    Huang, fu ze

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    4 Robustness of Factorial Designs Summary . . . . . .10 Optimum Fractional Factorial Designs for m = 4 10.0Comparison of fractional factorial designs D 2.1 and D

  1. Bringing ATLAS production to HPC resources - A use case with the Hydra supercomputer of the Max Planck Society

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    Kluth, Stefan; The ATLAS collaboration; Mazzaferro, Luca; Walker, Rodney

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bringing ATLAS production to HPC resources - A use case with the Hydra supercomputer of the Max Planck Society

  2. CONTAINER MATERIALS, FABRICATION AND ROBUSTNESS

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    Dunn, K.; Louthan, M.; Rawls, G.; Sindelar, R.; Zapp, P.; Mcclard, J.

    2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The multi-barrier 3013 container used to package plutonium-bearing materials is robust and thereby highly resistant to identified degradation modes that might cause failure. The only viable degradation mechanisms identified by a panel of technical experts were pressurization within and corrosion of the containers. Evaluations of the container materials and the fabrication processes and resulting residual stresses suggest that the multi-layered containers will mitigate the potential for degradation of the outer container and prevent the release of the container contents to the environment. Additionally, the ongoing surveillance programs and laboratory studies should detect any incipient degradation of containers in the 3013 storage inventory before an outer container is compromised.

  3. Engineering Complex Systems with an Emphasis on Robustness: Utility-Based Analysis with Focus on Robustness

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    Baxter, Benjamin Andrew

    2013-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Engineered system complexity continues to increase rapidly, concurrent with the requirement for the engineered system to be robust. Robustness is often considered a critical attribute of complex engineered systems, but an exact definition...

  4. TNA Data Collection Tool

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The TNA Data Collection Tool Instructions provides guidance on how to complete the TNA Data Collection Tool. The TNA Data Collection Tool is an Excel spreadsheet that the organization's designating training POC will use to populate their organizations training needs.

  5. The power tool

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    HAYFIELD, J.P.

    1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    POWER Tool--Planning, Optimization, Waste Estimating and Resourcing tool, a hand-held field estimating unit and relational database software tool for optimizing disassembly and final waste form of contaminated systems and equipment.

  6. Are solar neutrino oscillations robust?

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    O. G. Miranda; M. A. Tortola; J. W. F. Valle

    2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The robustness of the large mixing angle (LMA) oscillation (OSC) interpretation of the solar neutrino data is considered in a more general framework where non-standard neutrino interactions (NSI) are present. Such interactions may be regarded as a generic feature of models of neutrino mass. The 766.3 ton-yr data sample of the KamLAND collaboration are included in the analysis, paying attention to the background from the reaction ^13C(\\alpha,n) ^16O. Similarly, the latest solar neutrino fluxes from the SNO collaboration are included. In addition to the solution which holds in the absence of NSI (LMA-I) there is a 'dark-side' solution (LMA-D) with sin^2 theta_Sol = 0.70, essentially degenerate with the former, and another light-side solution (LMA-0) allowed only at 97% CL. More precise KamLAND reactor measurements will not resolve the ambiguity in the determination of the solar neutrino mixing angle theta_Sol, as they are expected to constrain mainly Delta m^2. We comment on the complementary role of atmospheric, laboratory (e.g. CHARM) and future solar neutrino experiments in lifting the degeneracy between the LMA-I and LMA-D solutions. In particular, we show how the LMA-D solution induced by the simplest NSI between neutrinos and down-type-quarks-only is in conflict with the combination of current atmospheric data and data of the CHARM experiment. We also mention that establishing the issue of robustness of the oscillation picture in the most general case will require further experiments, such as those involving low energy solar neutrinos.

  7. Program Development Tools and Infrastructures

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    Schulz, M

    2012-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Exascale class machines will exhibit a new level of complexity: they will feature an unprecedented number of cores and threads, will most likely be heterogeneous and deeply hierarchical, and offer a range of new hardware techniques (such as speculative threading, transactional memory, programmable prefetching, and programmable accelerators), which all have to be utilized for an application to realize the full potential of the machine. Additionally, users will be faced with less memory per core, fixed total power budgets, and sharply reduced MTBFs. At the same time, it is expected that the complexity of applications will rise sharply for exascale systems, both to implement new science possible at exascale and to exploit the new hardware features necessary to achieve exascale performance. This is particularly true for many of the NNSA codes, which are large and often highly complex integrated simulation codes that push the limits of everything in the system including language features. To overcome these limitations and to enable users to reach exascale performance, users will expect a new generation of tools that address the bottlenecks of exascale machines, that work seamlessly with the (set of) programming models on the target machines, that scale with the machine, that provide automatic analysis capabilities, and that are flexible and modular enough to overcome the complexities and changing demands of the exascale architectures. Further, any tool must be robust enough to handle the complexity of large integrated codes while keeping the user's learning curve low. With the ASC program, in particular the CSSE (Computational Systems and Software Engineering) and CCE (Common Compute Environment) projects, we are working towards a new generation of tools that fulfill these requirements and that provide our users as well as the larger HPC community with the necessary tools, techniques, and methodologies required to make exascale performance a reality.

  8. Gene duplications, robustness and evolutionary innovations

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    Wagner, Andreas

    , flowering plant evolution and heart development, which encompass some of the most striking innovationsGene duplications, robustness and evolutionary innovations Andreas Wagner1,2,3 Summary Mutational with evolutionary innovation is thus a special case of a general mechanism linking innovation to robustness

  9. Numerical Analysis Department Robustness improvement of

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    Vuik, Kees

    Numerical Analysis Department Robustness improvement of polyhedral mesh method for airbag of polyhedral mesh method for airbag deployment simulations MASTER OF SCIENCE THESIS For the degree of Master entitled ROBUSTNESS IMPROVEMENT OF POLYHEDRAL MESH METHOD FOR AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT SIMULATIONS by SANTIAGO

  10. A Robust Strategy for Sustainable Energy

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    A Robust Strategy for Sustainable Energy ONCE AGAIN THE debate has intensified over whether energy uncertainties.4 Strategies for long-term energy planning must be robust to unpredictable variations Even if the world's oil resources are indeed plentiful, world energy supply remains very much

  11. Hierarchical Network Structure Promotes Dynamical Robustness

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    Cameron Smith; Raymond S. Puzio; Aviv Bergman

    2015-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The relationship between network topology and system dynamics has significant implications for unifying our understanding of the interplay among metabolic, gene-regulatory, and ecosystem network architecures. Here we analyze the stability and robustness of a large class of dynamics on such networks. We determine the probability distribution of robustness as a function of network topology and show that robustness is classified by the number of links between modules of the network. We also demonstrate that permutation of these modules is a fundamental symmetry of dynamical robustness. Analysis of these findings leads to the conclusion that the most robust systems have the most hierarchical structure. This relationship provides a means by which evolutionary selection for a purely dynamical phenomenon may shape network architectures across scales of the biological hierarchy.

  12. Electronic Safety Resource Tools – Supporting Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Commercialization

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    Barilo, Nick F.

    2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Hydrogen Safety Program conducted a planning session in Los Angeles, CA on April 1, 2014 to consider what electronic safety tools would benefit the next phase of hydrogen and fuel cell commercialization. A diverse, 20-person team led by an experienced facilitator considered the question as it applied to the eight most relevant user groups. The results and subsequent evaluation activities revealed several possible resource tools that could greatly benefit users. The tool identified as having the greatest potential for impact is a hydrogen safety portal, which can be the central location for integrating and disseminating safety information (including most of the tools identified in this report). Such a tool can provide credible and reliable information from a trustworthy source. Other impactful tools identified include a codes and standards wizard to guide users through a series of questions relating to application and specific features of the requirements; a scenario-based virtual reality training for first responders; peer networking tools to bring users from focused groups together to discuss and collaborate on hydrogen safety issues; and a focused tool for training inspectors. Table ES.1 provides results of the planning session, including proposed new tools and changes to existing tools.

  13. Bringing large-scale multiple genome analysis one step closer: ScalaBLAST and beyond

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    Oehmen, Christopher S.; Sofia, Heidi J.; Baxter, Douglas; Szeto, Ernest; Hugenholtz, Philip; Kyrpides, Nikos; Markowitz, Victor; Straatsma, Tjerk P.

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Genome sequence comparisons of exponentially growing data sets form the foundation for the comparative analysis tools provided by community biological data resources such as the Integrated Microbial Genome (IMG) system at the Joint Genome Institute (JGI). We present an example of how ScalaBLAST, a high-throughput sequence analysis program harnesses increasingly critical high-performance computing to perform sequence analysis which is a critical component of maintaining a state-of-the-art sequence data repository. The Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) system1 is a data management and analysis platform for microbial genomes hosted at the JGI. IMG contains both draft and complete JGI genomes integrated with other publicly available microbial genomes of all three domains of life. IMG provides tools and viewers for interactive analysis of genomes, genes and functions, individually or in a comparative context. Most of these tools are based on pre-computed pairwise sequence similarities involving millions of genes. These computations are becoming prohibitively time consuming with the rapid increase in the number of newly sequenced genomes incorporated into IMG and the need to refresh regularly the content of IMG in order to reflect changes in the annotations of existing genomes. Thus, building IMG 2.0 (released on December 1st 2006) entailed reloading from NCBI's RefSeq all the genomes in the previous version of IMG (IMG 1.6, as of September 1st, 2006) together with 1,541 new public microbial,viral and eukaryal genomes, bringing the total of IMG genomes to 2,301. A critical part of building IMG 2.0 involved using PNNL ScalaBLAST software for computing pairwise similarities for over 2.2 million genes in under 26 hours on 1,000 processors, thus illustrating the impact that new generation bioinformatics tools are poised to make in biology. The BLAST algorithm2, 3 is a familiar bioinformatics application for computing sequence similarity, and has become a workhorse in large-scale genomics projects. The rapid growth of genome resources such as IMG cannot be sustained without more powerful tools such as ScalaBLAST that use more effectively large scale computing resources to perform the core BLAST calculations. ScalaBLAST is a high performance computing algorithm designed to give high throughput BLAST results on high-end supercomputers. Other parallel sequence comparison applications have been developed4-6. However problems with scaling generally prevent these applications from being used for very large searches. ScalaBLAST7 is the first BLAST application to be both highly scaleable against the size of the database as well as the number of computer processors on high-end hardware and on commodity clusters. ScalaBLAST achieves high throughput by parsing a large collection of query sequences into independent subgroups. These smaller tasks are assigned to independent process groups. Efficient scaling is achieved by (transparently to the user) sharing only one copy of the target database across all processors using the Global Array toolkit 8, 9, which provides software implementation of shared memory interface. ScalaBLAST was initially deployed on the 1,960 processor MPP2 cluster in the Wiliam R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and has since been ported to a variety of linux-based clusters and shared memory architectures, including SGI Altix, AMD opteron, and Intel Xeon-based clusters. Future targets include IBM BlueGene, Cray, and SGI Altix XE architectures. The importance of performing high-throughput calculations rapidly lies in the rate of growth of sequence data. For a genome sequencing center to provide multiple-genome comparison capabilities, it must keep pace with exponentially growing collection of protein data, both from its own genomes, and from the public genome information as well. As sequence data continues to grow exponentially, this challenge will only increase with time. Solving the BLAST throughput challenge for centralized data resources like IMG has the poten

  14. Hypertext as a debugging tool for knowledge-based systems

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    Schuette, John Frederick

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the nature of the consultation. Therefore, the HESDE is a more productive method of debugging expert systems than the traditional traces. The impact of these findings on both hypertext and expert systems development is discussed and further work... the processing of the system. Also, apparently minor changes in an expert system may bring about drastic changes in the course of a consultation. Depending on the tool, such a change may make the debugging task harder for the knowledge engineer, it would...

  15. applying robust design: Topics by E-print Network

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    uncertainty in higher dimensions with potential clouds towards robust design optimization Austria email: martin.fuchs@univie.ac.at Abstract Robust design optimization...

  16. Empirical comparison of robust, data driven and stochastic optimization

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    Wang, Yanbo, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we compare computationally four methods for solving optimization problems under uncertainty: * Robust Optimization (RO) * Adaptive Robust Optimization (ARO) * Data Driven Optimization (DDO) * stochastic ...

  17. Robust System Design | Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

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    Robust System Design Event Sponsor: Mathematics and Computing Science Seminar Start Date: May 5 2015 - 2:00pm BuildingRoom: Building 240Room 1406-1407 Location: Argonne National...

  18. Robust adaptive control of switched systems

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    El-Rifai, Khalid, 1979-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, robust adaptive controllers are developed for classes of switched nonlinear systems. Switched systems are those governed by differential equations, which undergo vector field switching due to sudden changes ...

  19. Robust execution for stochastic hybrid systems

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    Blackmore, Lars James Christopher

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unmanned systems, such as Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), planetary rovers and space probes, have enormous potential in areas such as reconnaissance and space exploration. However the effectiveness and robustness ...

  20. Gaussian Quadrature for computer aided robust design

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    Reber, Geoffrey Scott, 1979-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Computer aided design has allowed many design decisions to be made before hardware is built through "virtual" prototypes: computer simulations of an engineering design. To produce robust systems noise factors must also be ...

  1. Robust Speech Recognition Under Noisy Ambient

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    .................................................................... 142 6.4.1 Speech Enhancement Techniques .......................................................... 143CHAPTER Robust Speech Recognition Under Noisy Ambient Conditions 6Kuldip K. Paliwal School of Microelectronic Engineering, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia Kaisheng Yao Speech Component Group

  2. Theory and Applications of Robust Optimization

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    Bertsimas, Dimitris J.

    In this paper we survey the primary research, both theoretical and applied, in the area of robust optimization (RO). Our focus is on the computational attractiveness of RO approaches, as well as the modeling power and broad ...

  3. Expanding Robust HCCI Operation (Delphi CRADA)

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    Expanding Robust HCCI Operation A CRADA project with Delphi Automotive Systems Project ID: ACE053 2011 U.S. DOE Hydrogen and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

  4. Hierarchical Network Structure Promotes Dynamical Robustness

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    Cameron Smith; Raymond S. Puzio; Aviv Bergman

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The analysis of dynamical systems that attempts to model chemical reaction, gene-regulatory, population, and ecosystem networks all rely on models having interacting components. When the details of these interactions are unknown for biological systems of interest, one effective approach is to study the dynamical properties of an ensemble of models determined by evolutionary constraints that may apply to all such systems. One such constraint is that of dynamical robustness. Despite previous investigations, the relationship between dynamical robustness-an important functional characteristic of many biological systems-and network structure is poorly understood. Here we analyze the stability and robustness of a large class of dynamical systems and demonstrate that the most hierarchical network structures, those equivalent to the total ordering, are the most robust. In particular, we determine the probability distribution of robustness over system connectivity and show that robustness is maximized by maximizing the number of links between strongly connected components of the graph representing the underlying system connectivity. We demonstrate that this can be understood in terms of the fact that permutation of strongly connected components is a fundamental symmetry of dynamical robustness, which applies to networks of any number of components and is independent of the distribution from which the strengths of interconnection among components are sampled. The classification of dynamical robustness based upon a purely topological property provides a fundamental organizing principle that can be used in the context of experimental validation to select among models that break or preserve network hierarchy. This result contributes to an explanation for the observation of hierarchical modularity in biological networks at all scales.

  5. Quantum risk-sensitive estimation and robustness

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    Naoki Yamamoto; Luc Bouten

    2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper studies a quantum risk-sensitive estimation problem and investigates robustness properties of the filter. This is a direct extension to the quantum case of analogous classical results. All investigations are based on a discrete approximation model of the quantum system under consideration. This allows us to study the problem in a simple mathematical setting. We close the paper with some examples that demonstrate the robustness of the risk-sensitive estimator.

  6. MIGRATORY POLICY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: HOW TO BRING BEST PEOPLE BACK?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 MIGRATORY POLICY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: HOW TO BRING BEST PEOPLE BACK? Damien Besancenot1 of the game, the more bad workers migrate, the higher the incentive for good workers to come back. Policy, many policymakers are upset about the "brain-drain" phenomenon, where skilled workers are attracted

  7. On Facebook, Most Ties are Weak The emergence of pervasive socio-technical networks brings new

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    Ferrara, Emilio

    On Facebook, Most Ties are Weak Abstract The emergence of pervasive socio-technical networks brings's theory can be extended to online social networks like Facebook, suggesting to use interaction data requires knowledge of the topology of the social network, e.g., who is friend with whom on Facebook. Our

  8. A Deformable Model for Bringing Particles in Anders Lindbjerg Dahl1

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    Dahl, Anders Lindbjerg

    about particle distribution, size and shape, and these parameters are often essential for system designA Deformable Model for Bringing Particles in Focus Anders Lindbjerg Dahl1 , Thomas Martini Abstract. We provide a deformable model for particle analysis. We in- vestigate particle images from

  9. Bringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable and affordable Industrial Technologies Program

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    Beckermann, Christoph

    Industrial Technologies Program U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invests in a diverse portfolio of energy technologies. For moreBringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable and affordable

  10. BRINGING SIMULATION TO APPLICATION : PRESENTATION OF A GLOBAL APPROACH IN THE DESIGN OF

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    1 BRINGING SIMULATION TO APPLICATION : PRESENTATION OF A GLOBAL APPROACH IN THE DESIGN OF PASSIVE to defining optimized bio-climatic urban planning and architectural designs featuring the use of passive SOLAR BUILDINGS UNDER HUMID TROPICAL CLIMATES F. GARDE,* H. BOYER,* R. CELAIRE** Laboratoire de Génie

  11. A. Bringing Plants Into BTI The Greenhouse Manager must be given reasonable, advance notice before

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    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    10 8.0 PLANTS A. Bringing Plants Into BTI The Greenhouse Manager must be given reasonable, advance notice before plants are brought into the growth facility. Incoming plants will be inspected for pests and diseases. Pest control measures or quarantine may be required before moving plants into the assigned

  12. innovati nEnergy Innovation Portal Brings DOE Technologies to the Market

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    innovati nEnergy Innovation Portal Brings DOE Technologies to the Market For venture capitalists solution used to be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Now, a searchable treasure trove of innovative U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) technologies is available. Created by the National Renewable Energy

  13. Bringing Mathematics To the Web of Data: the Case of the

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    Kohlhase, Michael

    in digital libraries. Due to the long history of library sciences, existing classification schemes coverBringing Mathematics To the Web of Data: the Case of the Mathematics Subject Classification FIZ Karlsruhe, Germany wolfram@zentralblatt-math.org Abstract. The Mathematics Subject Classification

  14. Bringing the Human Arm Reachable Space to a Virtual Environment for its Analysis

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    Rodríguez, Inmaculada

    reaching motions of animated characters in a virtual environment. It also helps studying human reachability-level, which ensures that the management of virtual humans and the creation of character animations are managedBringing the Human Arm Reachable Space to a Virtual Environment for its Analysis I. Rodrígueza , M

  15. Tyrosinase maturation through the mammalian secretory pathway: bringing color to life

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    Hebert, Daniel N.

    Tyrosinase maturation through the mammalian secretory pathway: bringing color to life Ning Wang-mail: dhebert@biochem.umass.edu Summary Tyrosinase has been extensively utilized as a model substrate to study in the matur- ation of tyrosinase from when it is first synthesized by cytosolic ribosomes until the mature

  16. Bringing wisdom back down to earth: a wisdom reading of Job 28 

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    Magallanes, Sophia Ann

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis aims to do what the poem Job 28 is trying to do in the Book of Job, which is to focus on prescribed biblical wisdom practice in order to ‘bring wisdom back down to earth’ within a discussion concerning divine ...

  17. A robust, scanning quantum system for nanoscale sensing and imaging

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    P. Maletinsky; S. Hong; M. S. Grinolds; B. Hausmann; M. D. Lukin; R. -L. Walsworth; M. Loncar; A. Yacoby

    2011-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Controllable atomic-scale quantum systems hold great potential as sensitive tools for nanoscale imaging and metrology. Possible applications range from nanoscale electric and magnetic field sensing to single photon microscopy, quantum information processing, and bioimaging. At the heart of such schemes is the ability to scan and accurately position a robust sensor within a few nanometers of a sample of interest, while preserving the sensor's quantum coherence and readout fidelity. These combined requirements remain a challenge for all existing approaches that rely on direct grafting of individual solid state quantum systems or single molecules onto scanning-probe tips. Here, we demonstrate the fabrication and room temperature operation of a robust and isolated atomic-scale quantum sensor for scanning probe microscopy. Specifically, we employ a high-purity, single-crystalline diamond nanopillar probe containing a single Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) color center. We illustrate the versatility and performance of our scanning NV sensor by conducting quantitative nanoscale magnetic field imaging and near-field single-photon fluorescence quenching microscopy. In both cases, we obtain imaging resolution in the range of 20 nm and sensitivity unprecedented in scanning quantum probe microscopy.

  18. Applications (Grid Tools)

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    Grid Fabric Software Grid Applications Core Grid Middleware User-Level Middleware (Grid Tools) !"# $ %& ' ( ) * #& + '& ' , - . / # ) ) 0 # * 1 PDB CDB Grid Fabric Hardware &+ '' + ) , '1 '1 ' % - * # ( Grid Fabric Software Grid Applications Core Grid Middleware User-Level Middleware (Grid Tools) !"# $ %& ' ( ) * #& + '& ' , - . / # ) ) 0

  19. OOTW COST TOOLS

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    HARTLEY, D.S.III; PACKARD, S.L.

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document reports the results of a study of cost tools to support the analysis of Operations Other Than War (OOTW). It recommends the continued development of the Department of Defense (DoD) Contingency Operational Support Tool (COST) as the basic cost analysis tool for 00TWS. It also recommends modifications to be included in future versions of COST and the development of an 00TW mission planning tool to supply valid input for costing.

  20. Adjustable cutting tool holder

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    Steinhour, William Lee III; West, Drew; Honeycutt, Steve; Frank, Steven; Krishnamurthy, Kallutla

    2000-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent application describes a device for varying the geometry of a cutting tool for use in machining operations.

  1. Time-lapse gravity: A numerical demonstration using robust inversion and joint interpretation of 4D surface and borehole data

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    seismic sur- veys. Results hint that the true value of time-lapse gravity as an additional tool and ongoing sensor technologies, combined with advances in computing power and robust inversion, can extract successful measure of fluid movement with time-lapse gravity experiments, although poorly documented

  2. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON DEVICE AND MATERIALS RELIABILITY, VOL. 6, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2006 399 TCAD Methodology for ESD Robustness Prediction

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of applications such as the automotive one requires a strong ESD robustness (4- to 10-kV HBM), i.e., ESD currents 10.1109/TDMR.2006.881483 the automotive application). Since about a decade, TCAD tools have been local temperatures: 1683 K [4] for silicon or 933 K [4] and 1356 K [4] for aluminum and copper

  3. In: Multimedia Tools and Applications, Volume 11, Number 3, 2000 Multimedia Document Models

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    Boll, Susanne

    In: Multimedia Tools and Applications, Volume 11, Number 3, 2000 Multimedia Document Models Sealed. Existing multimedia document models like HTML, MHEG, SMIL, and HyTime lack appropriate modeling primitives to fit the needs of next generation multimedia applications which bring up requirements like reusability

  4. Developing a GIS tool to assess potential damage of future floods J. Eleutrio1,2

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    Boyer, Edmond

    analysis, vulnerability assessment, natural hazard, decision support tool. 1 Introduction Flood risk brings and A. Rozan1 1 UMR Cemagref/ENGEES GESTE, Territorial Management of Water and Environment, France 2 UTR Urban Hydraulics - UMR CNRS/UdS/ ENGEES Mechanical Institute of Fluids and Solids, France Abstract

  5. Robust optimization of intensity modulated proton therapy

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    Liu Wei; Zhang Xiaodong; Li Yupeng; Mohan, Radhe [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)

    2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) is highly sensitive to range uncertainties and uncertainties caused by setup variation. The conventional inverse treatment planning of IMPT optimized based on the planning target volume (PTV) is not often sufficient to ensure robustness of treatment plans. In this paper, a method that takes the uncertainties into account during plan optimization is used to mitigate the influence of uncertainties in IMPT. Methods: The authors use the so-called ''worst-case robust optimization'' to render IMPT plans robust in the face of uncertainties. For each iteration, nine different dose distributions are computed--one each for {+-} setup uncertainties along anteroposterior (A-P), lateral (R-L) and superior-inferior (S-I) directions, for {+-} range uncertainty, and the nominal dose distribution. The worst-case dose distribution is obtained by assigning the lowest dose among the nine doses to each voxel in the clinical target volume (CTV) and the highest dose to each voxel outside the CTV. Conceptually, the use of worst-case dose distribution is similar to the dose distribution achieved based on the use of PTV in traditional planning. The objective function value for a given iteration is computed using this worst-case dose distribution. The objective function used has been extended to further constrain the target dose inhomogeneity. Results: The worst-case robust optimization method is applied to a lung case, a skull base case, and a prostate case. Compared with IMPT plans optimized using conventional methods based on the PTV, our method yields plans that are considerably less sensitive to range and setup uncertainties. An interesting finding of the work presented here is that, in addition to reducing sensitivity to uncertainties, robust optimization also leads to improved optimality of treatment plans compared to the PTV-based optimization. This is reflected in reduction in plan scores and in the lower normal tissue doses for the same coverage of the target volume when subjected to uncertainties. Conclusions: The authors find that the worst-case robust optimization provides robust target coverage without sacrificing, and possibly even improving, the sparing of normal tissues. Our results demonstrate the importance of robust optimization. The authors assert that all IMPT plans should be robustly optimized.

  6. Discriminating robust and non-robust atmospheric circulation responses to global warming

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    Discriminating robust and non-robust atmospheric circulation responses to global warming Michael response to global warming in a set of atmospheric general circulation models (AGCMs) is investigated. The global-warmed climate is forced by a global pattern of warmed ocean surface temperatures

  7. Wachs Cutter Tooling Station (4495)

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

    purchase, build and install Wachs cutter tooling. The Wachs Cutter Tooling Station is similar to previously operated facility tooling and will utilize an existing hydraulic unit....

  8. Optimally Robust Kalman Filtering at Work: AO-, IO-, and Simultaneously IO-and AO-Robust Filters

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    Ruckdeschel, Peter

    Optimally Robust Kalman Filtering at Work: AO-, IO-, and Simultaneously IO- and AO- Robust Filters Abstract We take up optimality results for robust Kalman filtering from Ruckdeschel (2001, 2010) where. (2006), Fried et al. (2007). Keywords: robustness, Kalman Filter, innovation outlier, additive outlier

  9. How to Bring Solar Energy to Seven Billion People (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Wadia, Cyrus

    2011-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    By exploiting the powers of nanotechnology and taking advantage of non-toxic, Earth-abundant materials, Berkeley Lab's Cyrus Wadia has fabricated new solar cell devices that have the potential to be several orders of magnitude less expensive than conventional solar cells. And by mastering the chemistry of these materials-and the economics of solar energy-he envisions bringing electricity to the 1.2 billion people now living without it.

  10. Robust estimation procedure in panel data model

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    Shariff, Nurul Sima Mohamad [Faculty of Science of Technology, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), 71800, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan (Malaysia); Hamzah, Nor Aishah [Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Malaya, 50630, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    2014-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The panel data modeling has received a great attention in econometric research recently. This is due to the availability of data sources and the interest to study cross sections of individuals observed over time. However, the problems may arise in modeling the panel in the presence of cross sectional dependence and outliers. Even though there are few methods that take into consideration the presence of cross sectional dependence in the panel, the methods may provide inconsistent parameter estimates and inferences when outliers occur in the panel. As such, an alternative method that is robust to outliers and cross sectional dependence is introduced in this paper. The properties and construction of the confidence interval for the parameter estimates are also considered in this paper. The robustness of the procedure is investigated and comparisons are made to the existing method via simulation studies. Our results have shown that robust approach is able to produce an accurate and reliable parameter estimates under the condition considered.

  11. Machine tool locator

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    Hanlon, John A. (Los Alamos, NM); Gill, Timothy J. (Stanley, NM)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Machine tools can be accurately measured and positioned on manufacturing machines within very small tolerances by use of an autocollimator on a 3-axis mount on a manufacturing machine and positioned so as to focus on a reference tooling ball or a machine tool, a digital camera connected to the viewing end of the autocollimator, and a marker and measure generator for receiving digital images from the camera, then displaying or measuring distances between the projection reticle and the reference reticle on the monitoring screen, and relating the distances to the actual position of the autocollimator relative to the reference tooling ball. The images and measurements are used to set the position of the machine tool and to measure the size and shape of the machine tool tip, and examine cutting edge wear. patent

  12. Certification Status Search Tool

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    Certification Status Search Tool (SB/DVBE) Illustrated User Manual #12;2 Certification Status Search Tool (SB/DVBE) Rev. 5/14/09 Copyright © 2008 RFP Depot, LLC dba BidSync All Rights Reserved://www.bidsync.com #12;3 Certification Status Search Tool (SB/DVBE) Rev. 5/14/09 Introduction BidSync is a powerful e

  13. Wireline logging tool catalog

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    Verdier, M.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This book provides discussions on wireline logging tools. The contents are resistivity, radioactivity, acoustic, formation dip and borehold geometry, formation sampling, and auxiliary services.

  14. Statistical Tools for Analyzing the Cosmic Ray Energy Spectrum

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    J. D. Hague; B. R. Becker; M. S. Gold; J. A. J. Matthews

    2008-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper un-binned statistical tools for analyzing the cosmic ray energy spectrum are developed and illustrated with a simulated data set. The methods are designed to extract accurate and precise model parameter estimators in the presence of statistical and systematic energy errors. Two robust methods are used to test for the presence of flux suppression at the highest energies: the Tail-Power statistic and a likelihood ratio test. Both tests give evidence of flux suppression in the simulated data. The tools presented can be generalized for use on any astrophysical data set where the power-law assumption is relevant and can be used to aid observational design.

  15. Introduction Relationship between ISS and Robust Lyapunov Functions Computing Local Robust Lyapunov Functions by Linear Programming Computing Lo Computation of Local ISS Lyapunov Function Via

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    Hafstein, Sigurður Freyr

    Introduction Relationship between ISS and Robust Lyapunov Functions Computing Local Robust Lyapunov Functions by Linear Programming Computing Lo Computation of Local ISS Lyapunov Function Via Linear;Introduction Relationship between ISS and Robust Lyapunov Functions Computing Local Robust Lyapunov Functions

  16. Presented by Robust Storage Management in the

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    Vazhkudai, Sudharshan

    , intermediate checkpoint storage or a staging ground ­ Job's own allocated nodes can contribute storage spacePresented by Robust Storage Management in the Machine Room and Beyond Sudharshan Vazhkudai Computer Problem space: HPC storage crisis · Data checkpointing, staging, and offloading are all affected by data

  17. Presented by Robust Storage Management in the

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    /memory to present a collective, intermediate checkpoint storage or a staging ground ­ Job's own allocated nodes canPresented by Robust Storage Management in the Machine Room and Beyond Sudharshan Vazhkudai Computer_Freeloading_SC10 Problem space: HPC storage crisis · Data checkpointing, staging, and offloading are all affected

  18. Pseudomonas fluorescens -A robust manufacturing platform

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    Lebendiker, Mario

    Pseudomonas fluorescens -A robust manufacturing platform Reprinted from July/August 2004 Speciality at efficient- ly transporting single chain antibodies and other mammalian-derived proteins. In addition production. Dowpharma, a contract manufacturing services unit of Dow Chemical, has developed a manufacturing

  19. ROBUSTNESS MEASURE FOR FUZZY MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    activities: the preventive maintenance, whose activities can be long term planned, and the correctiveROBUSTNESS MEASURE FOR FUZZY MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE François MARMIER , Christophe VARNIER. Especially in the field of maintenance services where the different practical knowledge or skills

  20. Fluid sampling tool

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    Johnston, Roger G. (Los Alamos, NM); Garcia, Anthony R. E. (Espanola, NM); Martinez, Ronald K. (Santa Cruz, NM)

    2001-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention includes a rotatable tool for collecting fluid through the wall of a container. The tool includes a fluid collection section with a cylindrical shank having an end portion for drilling a hole in the container wall when the tool is rotated, and a threaded portion for tapping the hole in the container wall. A passageway in the shank in communication with at least one radial inlet hole in the drilling end and an opening at the end of the shank is adapted to receive fluid from the container. The tool also includes a cylindrical chamber affixed to the end of the shank opposite to the drilling portion thereof for receiving and storing fluid passing through the passageway. The tool also includes a flexible, deformable gasket that provides a fluid-tight chamber to confine kerf generated during the drilling and tapping of the hole. The invention also includes a fluid extractor section for extracting fluid samples from the fluid collecting section.

  1. Expansion and user study of CoolVent : inclusion of thermal comfort models in an early-design natural ventilation tool

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    Rich, Rebecca E. (Rebecca Eileen)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CoolVent, a software design tool for architects, has been improved. The work of Maria- Alejandra Menchaca-B. and colleagues has been improved to include a more robust and intuitive building and window dimensioning scheme, ...

  2. OOTW Force Design Tools

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    Bell, R.E.; Hartley, D.S.III; Packard, S.L.

    1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents refined requirements for tools to aid the process of force design in Operations Other Than War (OOTWs). It recommends actions for the creation of one tool and work on other tools relating to mission planning. It also identifies the governmental agencies and commands with interests in each tool, from whom should come the user advisory groups overseeing the respective tool development activities. The understanding of OOTWs and their analytical support requirements has matured to the point where action can be taken in three areas: force design, collaborative analysis, and impact analysis. While the nature of the action and the length of time before complete results can be expected depends on the area, in each case the action should begin immediately. Force design for OOTWs is not a technically difficult process. Like force design for combat operations, it is a process of matching the capabilities of forces against the specified and implied tasks of the operation, considering the constraints of logistics, transport and force availabilities. However, there is a critical difference that restricts the usefulness of combat force design tools for OOTWs: the combat tools are built to infer non-combat capability requirements from combat capability requirements and cannot reverse the direction of the inference, as is required for OOTWs. Recently, OOTWs have played a larger role in force assessment, system effectiveness and tradeoff analysis, and concept and doctrine development and analysis. In the first Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), each of the Services created its own OOTW force design tool. Unfortunately, the tools address different parts of the problem and do not coordinate the use of competing capabilities. These tools satisfied the immediate requirements of the QDR, but do not provide a long-term cost-effective solution.

  3. Global Solar Opportunity Tool: A Tool for Policy Makers and Energy...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Global Solar Opportunity Tool: A Tool for Policy Makers and Energy Analysts Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Global Solar Opportunity Tool: A Tool for...

  4. Bringing Alaska North Slope Natural Gas to Market (released in AEO2009)

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At least three alternatives have been proposed over the years for bringing sizable volumes of natural gas from Alaska's remote North Slope to market in the lower 48 states: a pipeline interconnecting with the existing pipeline system in central Alberta, Canada; a gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant on the North Slope; and a large liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Valdez, Alaska. The National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) explicitly models the pipeline and GTL options. The what if LNG option is not modeled in NEMS.

  5. Photo Gallery: 3D Printing Brings Classic Shelby Cobra to Life | Department

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking ofOilNEWResponse(Expired)of Energy Photo Gallery: 3D Printing Brings

  6. DOE Brings Together Private-Sector Leaders to Reduce Petroleum Use

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed offOCHCO OverviewAttachments4 Chairs MeetingOrderCrosswalkEnergyDOESeptember 25, 2014FuelBrings

  7. How Do I Bring and Use Electrical Equipment at the ALS?

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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 for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh School football Highdefault SignInstitute / TexasA4.Do HolidayBring

  8. Sandia Energy - Sandia Brings Home a Record Five Regional Tech-Transfer

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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:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiationImplementing Nonlinear757Kelley RuehlReportPeter H.RohitAwards Brings Home a

  9. Development of a Robust Accelerometer-based Start of Combustion...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    a Robust Accelerometer-based Start of Combustion Sensing System Development of a Robust Accelerometer-based Start of Combustion Sensing System Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office...

  10. Optimization Online - Risk Analysis 101 --- Robust-Optimization: the ...

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    Moshe Sniedovich

    2012-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 4, 2012 ... Risk Analysis 101 --- Robust-Optimization: the elephant in the robust-satisficing room ... Abstract: In 2001, info-gap decision theory re-invented the then ... by info-

  11. Investigating Army systems and Systems of Systems for value robustness

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    Koo, Kevin C. K. (Kevin Cheng Keong)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis proposes a value robustness approach to architect defense systems and Systems of Systems (SoS). A value robust system or SoS has the ability to provide continued value to stakeholders by performing well to meet ...

  12. Static and Dynamic Analysis for Robustness under Slowdown

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    Pace, Gordon J.

    of Malta Malta ingrambondin@gmail.com, gordon.pace@um.edu.mt Abstract--Robustness of embedded systems

  13. A Linear Storage-Retrieval Policy for Robust Warehouse Management

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    Marcus Ang

    2008-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 10, 2008 ... A Linear Storage-Retrieval Policy for Robust Warehouse Management ... Keywords: Dynamic programming, Transportation, Materials handling, ...

  14. Bringing it all to the table : examining variance in strategic approaches within the six-party talk

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    Zahorchak, Jason M

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the approaches seen at the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program, why did states faced with the same security problem adopt different strategies? Answering this question will bring understanding to why the ...

  15. Robust diffusion imaging framework for clinical studies

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    Maximov, Ivan I; Neuner, Irene; Shah, N Jon

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Clinical diffusion imaging requires short acquisition times and good image quality to permit its use in various medical applications. In turn, these demands require the development of a robust and efficient post-processing framework in order to guarantee useful and reliable results. However, multiple artefacts abound in in vivo measurements; from either subject such as cardiac pulsation, bulk head motion, respiratory motion and involuntary tics and tremor, or imaging hardware related problems, such as table vibrations, etc. These artefacts can severely degrade the resulting images and render diffusion analysis difficult or impossible. In order to overcome these problems, we developed a robust and efficient framework enabling the use of initially corrupted images from a clinical study. At the heart of this framework is an improved least trimmed squares diffusion tensor estimation algorithm that works well with severely degraded datasets with low signal-to-noise ratio. This approach has been compared with other...

  16. PET functional volume delineation: a robustness and repeatability study

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 PET functional volume delineation: a robustness and repeatability study Mathieu Hatt1 , Ph: Robustness of functional volume determination in PET Keywords: PET uptake volume determination, robustness;2 Abstract Purpose: Current state of the art algorithms for functional uptake volume segmentation in PET

  17. SPEECH ENHANCEMENT FOR NOISE-ROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    SPEECH ENHANCEMENT FOR NOISE-ROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION Vikramjit Mitra and Carol Y. Espy-Wilson Speech Communication Lab SCL Introduction Propose an adaptive speech enhancement technique. Detects SNR-robust Speech Recognition Speech Enhancement Noise robust automated transcription Corpus `Speech in Speech

  18. Towards Synthesis of Reactive & Robust Behavior Chains Amol D. Mali

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    Mali, Amol D.

    Towards Synthesis of Reactive & Robust Behavior Chains Amol D. Mali Electrical Engg. & Computer robots need to be reactive and robust. Behavior-based robots that identify and repair the failures have of reactivity and robustness have been hitherto only informally used and have been loaded with var- ious

  19. LIBRA: a MATLAB Library for Robust Analysis List of Functions

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    LIBRA: a MATLAB Library for Robust Analysis List of Functions October 31, 2011 This document contains the list of functions that are currently available in the `MATLAB Library for Robust Analysis and quadratic discriminant analysis 22-04-2004 (classification of low-dimensional data) classifskew Robust

  20. The Application of Robust Optimization in Power Systems

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    unit commitment and robust corrective topology control. The optimal power flow models used within partThe Application of Robust Optimization in Power Systems Final Project Report Power Systems Application of Robust Optimization in Power Systems Final Project Report Dr. Kory W. Hedman, Project Leader

  1. Stability and robustness analysis tools for marine robot localization and SLAM applications

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Englot, Brendan J.

    Our aim is to explore the fundamental stability issues of a robotic vehicle carrying out localization, mapping, and feedback control in a perturbation-filled environment. Motivated by the application of an ocean vehicle ...

  2. Minds, Brains and Tools 

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    Clark, Andy

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The selected texts for this discussion were two recent pieces by Dennett (“Things About Things” and “Making Tools for Thinking” – henceforth TAT and MTT respectively) and one oldie-but-goodie (“Styles of Mental Representation”, ...

  3. Friction stir welding tool

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Tolle, Charles R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Clark, Denis E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Barnes, Timothy A. (Ammon, ID)

    2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A friction stir welding tool is described and which includes a shank portion; a shoulder portion which is releasably engageable with the shank portion; and a pin which is releasably engageable with the shoulder portion.

  4. Sandia Modeling Tool Webinar

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Hosted by the Energy Department and Western Area Power Administration, this webinar will show attendees about what collaborative, stakeholder-driven modeling is and how the modeling tools and process developed by Sandia can be used in Indian Country.

  5. UNIX Public Tools

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    SATAN, the System Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks, is a network security analyzer designed by Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema. SATAN scans systems connected to the network noting the...

  6. Smart tool holder

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Day, Robert Dean (Los Alamos, NM); Foreman, Larry R. (Los Alamos, NM); Hatch, Douglas J. (Los Alamos, NM); Meadows, Mark S. (Boston, MA)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is provided an apparatus for machining surfaces to accuracies within the nanometer range by use of electrical current flow through the contact of the cutting tool with the workpiece as a feedback signal to control depth of cut.

  7. PPA Tools and Update

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

    PPA Tools & Update Chandra Shah chandra.shah@nel.gov October 21, 2010 2 | FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM femp.energy.gov * PPA (15 minutes) - Resources - Discussion * URESC (15...

  8. Modeling of Tool Wear and Tool Fracture in Micromilling

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    Shiosaki, Dominic

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    of aluminum and titanium. Finite element analysis and tool modeling compliment experimental data. Cumulative tool wear based on Taylor model shows decreasing tool life with increasing feed rate and increasing cutting speed on aluminum. Inconsistent results...

  9. Robust design using sequential computer experiments

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    Gupta, Abhishek

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    ) _____________________________ Alberto Garcia-Diaz (Member) _____________________________ Mark L. Spearman (Head of Department) May 2004 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering iii ABSTRACT Robust Design Using Sequential Computer Experiments. (May 2004... v ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS First and foremost I thank my thesis committee - Dr. Yu Ding, Dr. Alberto-Garcia Diaz and Dr. Larry J. Ringer - for their time and thoughtfulness. My advisor, Dr. Yu Ding sets an example of an engaged teacher and avid...

  10. Robust adaptive control of HVDC systems

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

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  11. Species interactions differ in their genetic robustness

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    Chubiz, Lon M.; Granger, Brian R.; Segre, Daniel; Harcombe, William R.

    2015-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Conflict and cooperation between bacterial species drive the composition and function of microbial communities. Stability of these emergent properties will be influenced by the degree to which species' interactions are robust to genetic perturbations. We use genome-scale metabolic modeling to computationally analyze the impact of genetic changes when Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica compete, or cooperate. We systematically knocked out in silico each reaction in the metabolic network of E. coli to construct all 2583 mutant stoichiometric models. Then, using a recently developed multi-scale computational framework, we simulated the growth of each mutant E. coli in the presence of S.more »enterica. The type of interaction between species was set by modulating the initial metabolites present in the environment. We found that the community was most robust to genetic perturbations when the organisms were cooperating. Species ratios were more stable in the cooperative community, and community biomass had equal variance in the two contexts. Additionally, the number of mutations that have a substantial effect is lower when the species cooperate than when they are competing. In contrast, when mutations were added to the S. enterica network the system was more robust when the bacteria were competing. These results highlight the utility of connecting metabolic mechanisms and studies of ecological stability. Cooperation and conflict alter the connection between genetic changes and properties that emerge at higher levels of biological organization.« less

  12. Robust interface between flying and topological qubits

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    Zheng-Yuan Xue; Ming Gong; Jia Liu; Yong Hu; Shi-Liang Zhu; Z. D. Wang

    2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Hybrid architectures, consisting of conventional and topological qubits, have recently attracted much attention due to their capability in consolidating the robustness of topological qubits and the universality of conventional qubits. However, these two kinds of qubits are normally constructed in significantly different energy scales, and thus this energy mismatch is a major obstacle for their coupling that supports the exchange of quantum information between them. Here, we propose a microwave photonic quantum bus for a direct strong coupling between the topological and conventional qubits, in which the energy mismatch is compensated by the external driving field via the fractional ac Josephson effect. In the framework of tight-binding simulation and perturbation theory, we show that the energy splitting of the topological qubits in a finite length nanowire is still robust against local perturbations, which is ensured not only by topology, but also by the particle-hole symmetry. Therefore, the present scheme realizes a robust interface between the flying and topological qubits. Finally, we demonstrate that this quantum bus can also be used to generate multipartitie entangled states with the topological qubits.

  13. Species interactions differ in their genetic robustness

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    Chubiz, Lon M. [Univ. of Missouri - St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (United States); Granger, Brian R. [Boston Univ., MA (United States); Segre, Daniel [Boston Univ., MA (United States); Harcombe, William R. [Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (United States)

    2015-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Conflict and cooperation between bacterial species drive the composition and function of microbial communities. Stability of these emergent properties will be influenced by the degree to which species' interactions are robust to genetic perturbations. We use genome-scale metabolic modeling to computationally analyze the impact of genetic changes when Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica compete, or cooperate. We systematically knocked out in silico each reaction in the metabolic network of E. coli to construct all 2583 mutant stoichiometric models. Then, using a recently developed multi-scale computational framework, we simulated the growth of each mutant E. coli in the presence of S. enterica. The type of interaction between species was set by modulating the initial metabolites present in the environment. We found that the community was most robust to genetic perturbations when the organisms were cooperating. Species ratios were more stable in the cooperative community, and community biomass had equal variance in the two contexts. Additionally, the number of mutations that have a substantial effect is lower when the species cooperate than when they are competing. In contrast, when mutations were added to the S. enterica network the system was more robust when the bacteria were competing. These results highlight the utility of connecting metabolic mechanisms and studies of ecological stability. Cooperation and conflict alter the connection between genetic changes and properties that emerge at higher levels of biological organization.

  14. Data Mining Tools Irfan Altas

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    Turlach, Berwin A.

    Data Mining Tools Irfan Altas School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga discuss several scalable and parallel discovery and predictive data mining tools. They successfully Data mining tools, thin plate splines, BMARS, revolver, regression, smoothing, addi­ tive models

  15. On the Power of Robust Solutions in Two-Stage Stochastic and ...

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    Megiddo

    2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Key words: robust optimization ; stochastic optimization ; adaptive optimization ... OR/MS subject classification: Primary: Robust Optimization/ Stochastic ...

  16. Figure 2 Analysis Tool Interface Level-1 / PBBT Analysis Tool

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Figure 2 ­ Analysis Tool Interface Level-1 / PBBT Analysis Tool Introduction The Level-1/PBBT Analysis Tool (LPAT) was designed to assist in the analysis of North American Standard Level-1 Inspection. The data incorporated into the tool includes the results of Level-1 inspections with accompanying PBBT test

  17. Drum lid removal tool

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Pella, Bernard M. (Martinez, GA); Smith, Philip D. (North Augusta, SC)

    2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A tool for removing the lid of a metal drum wherein the lid is clamped over the drum rim without protruding edges, the tool having an elongated handle with a blade carried by an angularly positioned holder affixed to the midsection of the handle, the blade being of selected width to slice between lid lip and the drum rim and, when the blade is so positioned, upward motion of the blade handle will cause the blade to pry the lip from the rim and allow the lid to be removed.

  18. Tools | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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 1,006 492 742 33Frequently AskedEnergyIssuesEnergy SolarRadioactiveI Disposal Sites25, 2015ToolkitTools Tools

  19. Tools | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOriginEducationVideoStrategic|Industrial Sector,DepartmentFebruary 19, 2015TonyTools for theTools

  20. A robustness measure for the sign detector

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    Liu, Wensheng

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the form where Fx, x, x?corresponds to the n dimensional distribution function under the operative hypothesis, with h corresponding to cr with the "noise only" hypothesis and under the "signal and noise" hypothesis. Suppose we can identify V, with an m... distributions oi' this form. We then have p = P(Xi ) 0) = f dF(r) = 1 ? F(0) = 1 ? ar, Jo where j is the value such that A~ contains the origin. It then follows that cr = r?(1 ? a, ), (12) a, nd where Lr(a&) = 2r, (1 ? ar)( ? 1), and thus the robustness...

  1. A robustness application for linear estimation

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    Kitzman, Kenneth Victor

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the maximization of a, term which reflects the ' contributions of both estimator robustness and performance. Recall from Chapter II that we denote this term as J = q P. + (1 ? q) %. , where q can vary, according to the estimator application, between zero... error formula, we recall from Chapter II tlrat the maximum of this performance value is achieved at the point E[XY] E[Xz] Recall that our example nominal densities are Jz+y, if0?*1, 0&y&1; ), 0, otherwise, f ()z+z, if0&z&1; I 0, otherwise. 23 I...

  2. Rapid and robust spin state amplification

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    Tom Close; Femi Fadugba; Simon C. Benjamin; Joseph Fitzsimons; Brendon W. Lovett

    2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Electron and nuclear spins have been employed in many of the early demonstrations of quantum technology (QT). However applications in real world QT are limited by the difficulty of measuring single spins. Here we show that it is possible to rapidly and robustly amplify a spin state using a lattice of ancillary spins. The model we employ corresponds to an extremely simple experimental system: a homogenous Ising-coupled spin lattice in one, two or three dimensions, driven by a continuous microwave field. We establish that the process can operate at finite temperature (imperfect initial polarisation) and under the effects of various forms of decoherence.

  3. Electrically powered hand tool

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Myers, Kurt S.; Reed, Teddy R.

    2007-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrically powered hand tool is described and which includes a three phase electrical motor having a plurality of poles; an electrical motor drive electrically coupled with the three phase electrical motor; and a source of electrical power which is converted to greater than about 208 volts three-phase and which is electrically coupled with the electrical motor drive.

  4. Smart tool holder

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Day, R.D.; Foreman, L.R.; Hatch, D.J.; Meadows, M.S.

    1998-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    There is provided an apparatus for machining surfaces to accuracies within the nanometer range by use of electrical current flow through the contact of the cutting tool with the workpiece as a feedback signal to control depth of cut. 3 figs.

  5. Fighting dephasing noise with robust optimal control

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    Kevin C. Young; Dylan J Gorman; K. Birgitta Whaley

    2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We address the experimentally relevant problem of robust mitigation of dephasing noise acting on a qubit. We first present an extension of a method for representing $1/\\omega^{\\alpha}$ noise developed by Kuopanportti et al. to the efficient representation of arbitrary Markovian noise. We then add qubit control pulses to enable the design of numerically optimized, two-dimensional control functions with bounded amplitude, that are capable of decoupling the qubit from the dephasing effects of a broad variety of Markovian noise spectral densities during arbitrary one qubit quantum operations. We illustrate the method with development of numerically optimized control pulse sequences that minimize decoherence due to a combination of $1/\\omega$ and constant offset noise sources. Comparison with the performance of standard dynamical decoupling protocols shows that the numerically optimized pulse sequences are considerably more robust with respect to the noise offset, rendering them attractive for application to situations where homogeneous dephasing noise sources are accompanied by some extent of heterogeneous dephasing. Application to the mitigation of dephasing noise on spin qubits in silicon indicates that high fidelity single qubit gates are possible with current pulse generation technology.

  6. Robust Maintenance Policies for Markovian Systems under Model Uncertainty

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    Kuhn, Kenneth D.; Madanat, Samer M.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Robust Maintenance Policies for Markovian Systems underWu, M.I. (1987), Optimal maintenance decisions for pavementapproach may reduce maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R)

  7. Robust maintenance policies for Markovian systems under model uncertainty

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kuhn, K D; Madanat, S M

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Robust Maintenance Policies for Markovian Systems underWu, M.I. (1987), Optimal maintenance decisions for pavementapproach may reduce maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R)

  8. Optimization Online - Costs and benefits of robust optimization

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    Ralf Werner

    2010-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 13, 2010 ... Abstract: In this exposition the robust counterpart approach by Ben-Tal, El Ghaoui and Nemirovski is investigated with respect to its costs and ...

  9. An Efficient Algorithm for Computing Robust Minimum Capacity st Cuts

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    Doug Altner

    2008-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 20, 2008 ... In this paper, we present an efficient algorithm for computing minimum capacity s-t cuts under a polyhedral model of robustness. Our algorithm ...

  10. Solving Two-stage Robust Optimization Problems by A Constraint ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2011-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Robust unit commitment problem with demand response and wind energy. Technical report, available in optimization-online, University of South. Florida, 2010.

  11. Development of a Robust Accelerometer-based Start of Combustion...

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

    Robust Accelerometer-based Start of Combustion Sensing System Jim Huang Westport Innovations February 27 th 2008 This presentation does not contain any proprietary or confidential...

  12. Optimization Online - Sparse/Robust Estimation and Kalman ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Aleksandr Aravkin

    2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Feb 29, 2012 ... Sparse/Robust Estimation and Kalman Smoothing with Nonsmooth Log-Concave Densities: Modeling, Computation, and Theory. Aleksandr ...

  13. Robust counterparts of inequalities containing sums of maxima of ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Kropat and Weber (2008) consider a robust linear cluster regression model ... We provide an overview of exact (non-conservative) formulations, approximations,.

  14. Robust Inventory Routing with Flexible Time Window Allocation

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    Chengliang Zhang

    2015-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 15, 2015 ... Abstract: This paper studies a robust maritime inventory routing problem with time windows and stochastic travel times. One of the novelties of ...

  15. Robust optimization based self scheduling of hydro-thermal Genco ...

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    Alireza Soroudi

    2013-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Dec 29, 2013 ... Abstract: This paper proposes a robust optimization model for optimal self scheduling of a hydro-thermal generating company. The proposed ...

  16. Robust Diamond-Based RF Switch Yields Enhanced Communication...

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

    Robust Diamond-Based RF Switch Yields Enhanced Communication Capabilities Technology available for licesning: A radio frequency (RF) microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switch...

  17. adaptive robust control: Topics by E-print Network

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

    machines Boyer, Edmond 477 Analog Robust Repetitive Control for Nanopositioning Using Bucket Brigade Devices Engineering Websites Summary: as the number of operating periods...

  18. A new robust cycle-based inventory control policy

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    Yupeng Chen

    2011-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 17, 2011 ... Abstract: In this paper, we propose a new robust cycle-based control policy for single installation inventory models with non-stationary uncertain ...

  19. ADAPTIVE AND ROBUST TECHNIQUES (ART) FOR THERMOACOUSTIC TOMOGRAPHY

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    Xie, Yao

    ADAPTIVE AND ROBUST TECHNIQUES (ART) FOR THERMOACOUSTIC TOMOGRAPHY By YAO XIE A DISSERTATION.1 Thermoacoustic Tomography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Image Reconstruction Algorithms for TAT

  20. Optimization Online - Robust Energy Cost Optimization of Water ...

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    Alexander Goryashko

    2011-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Feb 21, 2011 ... Robust Energy Cost Optimization of Water Distribution System with Uncertain Demand. Alexander Goryashko(ale_gory ***at*** rambler.ru)

  1. Exploring the Modeling Capacity of Two-stage Robust Optimization

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    Yu An

    2013-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 13, 2013 ... usf.edu). Abstract: To handle significant variability in loads, renewable energy generation, as well as various contingencies, two-stage robust ...

  2. Efficient approaches for the robust network loading problem

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The next section presents the formulations of the robust network load-. 3 ...... Figure 1: Performance profile comparing Compact-2, Benders-3, and Benders-4 for ...

  3. The robust vehicle routing problem with time windows

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    Agostinho Agra

    2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 2, 2012 ... Abstract: This paper addresses the robust vehicle routing problem with time windows. We are motivated by a problem that arises in maritime ...

  4. The robust stabilization problem for discrete-time descriptor systems

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    Claudiu Dinicu

    2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 23, 2014 ... Abstract: We investigate the robust stabilization problem for the descriptor discrete-time systems and build an optimal solution in the case when ...

  5. Tractable counterparts of distributionally robust constraints on risk ...

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    Krzysztof Postek

    2014-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    May 22, 2014 ... Abstract: In this paper we study distributionally robust constraints on risk measures (such as standard deviation less the mean, Conditional ...

  6. Risk Analysis 101: fooled by local robustness ... again!

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    Moshe Sniedovich

    2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 24, 2012 ... Risk Analysis 101: fooled by local robustness ... again! Moshe Sniedovich(moshe ***at*** ms.unimelb.edu.au). Abstract: This article explains, ...

  7. Fluid blade disablement tool

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Jakaboski, Juan-Carlos (Albuquerque, NM); Hughs, Chance G. (Albuquerque, NM); Todd, Steven N. (Rio Rancho, NM)

    2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A fluid blade disablement (FBD) tool that forms both a focused fluid projectile that resembles a blade, which can provide precision penetration of a barrier wall, and a broad fluid projectile that functions substantially like a hammer, which can produce general disruption of structures behind the barrier wall. Embodiments of the FBD tool comprise a container capable of holding fluid, an explosive assembly which is positioned within the container and which comprises an explosive holder and explosive, and a means for detonating. The container has a concavity on the side adjacent to the exposed surface of the explosive. The position of the concavity relative to the explosive and its construction of materials with thicknesses that facilitate inversion and/or rupture of the concavity wall enable the formation of a sharp and coherent blade of fluid advancing ahead of the detonation gases.

  8. Pneumatic soil removal tool

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Neuhaus, J.E.

    1992-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A soil removal tool is provided for removing radioactive soil, rock and other debris from the bottom of an excavation, while permitting the operator to be located outside of a containment for that excavation. The tool includes a fixed jaw, secured to one end of an elongate pipe, which cooperates with a movable jaw pivotably mounted on the pipe. Movement of the movable jaw is controlled by a pneumatic cylinder mounted on the pipe. The actuator rod of the pneumatic cylinder is connected to a collar which is slidably mounted on the pipe and forms part of the pivotable mounting assembly for the movable jaw. Air is supplied to the pneumatic cylinder through a handle connected to the pipe, under the control of an actuator valve mounted on the handle, to provide movement of the movable jaw. 3 figs.

  9. Pneumatic soil removal tool

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Neuhaus, John E. (Newport News, VA)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A soil removal tool is provided for removing radioactive soil, rock and other debris from the bottom of an excavation, while permitting the operator to be located outside of a containment for that excavation. The tool includes a fixed jaw, secured to one end of an elongate pipe, which cooperates with a movable jaw pivotably mounted on the pipe. Movement of the movable jaw is controlled by a pneumatic cylinder mounted on the pipe. The actuator rod of the pneumatic cylinder is connected to a collar which is slidably mounted on the pipe and forms part of the pivotable mounting assembly for the movable jaw. Air is supplied to the pneumatic cylinder through a handle connected to the pipe, under the control of an actuator valve mounted on the handle, to provide movement of the movable jaw.

  10. Algal functional annotation tool

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    Lopez, D. [UCLA; Casero, D. [UCLA; Cokus, S. J. [UCLA; Merchant, S. S. [UCLA; Pellegrini, M. [UCLA

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Algal Functional Annotation Tool is a web-based comprehensive analysis suite integrating annotation data from several pathway, ontology, and protein family databases. The current version provides annotation for the model alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, and in the future will include additional genomes. The site allows users to interpret large gene lists by identifying associated functional terms, and their enrichment. Additionally, expression data for several experimental conditions were compiled and analyzed to provide an expression-based enrichment search. A tool to search for functionally-related genes based on gene expression across these conditions is also provided. Other features include dynamic visualization of genes on KEGG pathway maps and batch gene identifier conversion.

  11. Increasing supply chain robustness through process flexibility and strategic inventory

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    Wang, He, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When a disruption brings down one of company's manufacturing facilities, it can have a ripple effect on the entire supply chain and threaten the company's ability to compete. In this thesis, we develop an effective disruption ...

  12. Java Vertexing Tools

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    Strube, Jan; /Oregon U.; Graf, Norman; /SLAC

    2006-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the implementation of the topological vertex finding algorithm ZVTOP within the org.lcsim reconstruction and analysis framework. At the present date, Java vertexing tools allow users to perform topological vertexing on tracks that have been obtained from a Fast MC simulation. An implementation that will be able to handle fully reconstructed events is being designed from the ground up for longevity and maintainability.

  13. Frequency Response Analysis Tool

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    Etingov, Pavel V.; Kosterev, Dmitry; Dai, T.

    2014-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Frequency response has received a lot of attention in recent years at the national level, which culminated in the development and approval of North American Electricity Reliability Corporation (NERC) BAL-003-1 Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting Reliability Standard. This report is prepared to describe the details of the work conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in collaboration with the Bonneville Power Administration and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) Joint Synchronized Information Subcommittee (JSIS) to develop a frequency response analysis tool (FRAT). The document provides the details on the methodology and main features of the FRAT. The tool manages the database of under-frequency events and calculates the frequency response baseline. Frequency response calculations are consistent with frequency response measure (FRM) in NERC BAL-003-1 for an interconnection and balancing authority. The FRAT can use both phasor measurement unit (PMU) data, where available, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) data. The tool is also capable of automatically generating NERC Frequency Response Survey (FRS) forms required by BAL-003-1 Standard.

  14. 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.

  15. System identification for robust control design

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    Dohner, J.L.

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    System identification for the purpose of robust control design involves estimating a nominal model of a physical system and the uncertainty bounds of that nominal model via the use of experimentally measured input/output data. Although many algorithms have been developed to identify nominal models, little effort has been directed towards identifying uncertainty bounds. Therefore, in this document, a discussion of both nominal model identification and bounded output multiplicative uncertainty identification will be presented. This document is divided into several sections. Background information relevant to system identification and control design will be presented. A derivation of eigensystem realization type algorithms will be presented. An algorithm will be developed for calculating the maximum singular value of output multiplicative uncertainty from measured data. An application will be given involving the identification of a complex system with aliased dynamics, feedback control, and exogenous noise disturbances. And, finally, a short discussion of results will be presented.

  16. Is superhydrophobicity robust with respect to disorder?

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    Joël De Coninck; François Dunlop; Thierry Huillet

    2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider theoretically the Cassie-Baxter and Wenzel states describing the wetting contact angles for rough substrates. More precisely, we consider different types of periodic geometries such as square protrusions and disks in 2D, grooves and nanoparticles in 3D and derive explicitly the contact angle formulas. We also show how to introduce the concept of surface disorder within the problem and, inspired by biomimetism, study its effect on superhydrophobicity. Our results, quite generally, prove that introducing disorder, at fixed given roughness, will lower the contact angle: a disordered substrate will have a lower contact angle than a corresponding periodic substrate. We also show that there are some choices of disorder for which the loss of superhydrophobicity can be made small, making superhydrophobicity robust.

  17. Bringing Automated Model Checking to PLC Program Development - A CERN Case Study

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    Fernandez Adiego, B; Tournier, J-C; Blanco Vinuela, E; Gonzalez Suarez, V M

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Verification of critical software is a high priority but a challenging task for industrial control systems. Model checking appears to be an appropriate approach for this purpose. However, this technique is not widely used in industry yet, due to some obstacles. The main obstacles encountered when trying to apply formal verification techniques at industrial installations are the difficulty of creating models out of PLC programs and defining formally the specification requirements. In addition, models produced out of real-life programs have a huge state space, thus preventing the verification due to performance issues. Our work at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) focuses on developing efficient automatic verification methods for industrial critical installations based on PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) control systems. In this paper, we present a tool generating automatically formal models out of PLC code. The tool implements a general methodology which can support several input languages, ...

  18. Efficient and robust gradient enhanced Kriging emulators.

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    Dalbey, Keith R.

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    %E2%80%9CNaive%E2%80%9D or straight-forward Kriging implementations can often perform poorly in practice. The relevant features of the robustly accurate and efficient Kriging and Gradient Enhanced Kriging (GEK) implementations in the DAKOTA software package are detailed herein. The principal contribution is a novel, effective, and efficient approach to handle ill-conditioning of GEK's %E2%80%9Ccorrelation%E2%80%9D matrix, RN%CC%83, based on a pivoted Cholesky factorization of Kriging's (not GEK's) correlation matrix, R, which is a small sub-matrix within GEK's RN%CC%83 matrix. The approach discards sample points/equations that contribute the least %E2%80%9Cnew%E2%80%9D information to RN%CC%83. Since these points contain the least new information, they are the ones which when discarded are both the easiest to predict and provide maximum improvement of RN%CC%83's conditioning. Prior to this work, handling ill-conditioned correlation matrices was a major, perhaps the principal, unsolved challenge necessary for robust and efficient GEK emulators. Numerical results demonstrate that GEK predictions can be significantly more accurate when GEK is allowed to discard points by the presented method. Numerical results also indicate that GEK can be used to break the curse of dimensionality by exploiting inexpensive derivatives (such as those provided by automatic differentiation or adjoint techniques), smoothness in the response being modeled, and adaptive sampling. Development of a suitable adaptive sampling algorithm was beyond the scope of this work; instead adaptive sampling was approximated by omitting the cost of samples discarded by the presented pivoted Cholesky approach.

  19. Toward High-Performance Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Solar Cells: Bringing Conjugated Polymers and Inorganic Nanocrystals in Close

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    Lin, Zhiqun

    , China ABSTRACT: Organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells composed of conjugated polymers (CPs) and inorganicToward High-Performance Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Solar Cells: Bringing Conjugated Polymers to traditional silicon solar cells due to the capacity of producing high- efficiency solar energy in a cost

  20. 10/3/2013 7:49:54 AM Low-power transmitters bring SABC to Karoo

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    Jarrett, Thomas H.

    and Sentech, has installed about 104 low-power transmitters across the country and at least 1.5 million people10/3/2013 7:49:54 AM Low-power transmitters bring SABC to Karoo Zandisile Luphahla Due and Brandvlei in the Karoo will receive Radio RSG and three SABC television channels through the launch of low-power

  1. Abstract--The deployment of IEC61850 standard in the world of substation automation system brings to the use of

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Abstract-- The deployment of IEC61850 standard in the world of substation automation system brings to the use of specific strategies for architecture testing. To validate IEC61850 architecture, the first step. The second step consists in validating IEC61850 applications compliance according to the project

  2. Targeting Cancer More Effectively CR@B brings together researchers from across the University and the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    Targeting Cancer More Effectively CR@B brings together researchers from across the University to find a cure for various types of cancer. 40 academic groups from nearly every department to bedside and back again. Drug Discovery The discovery of a new family of anti-cancer drugs called steroid

  3. UK Elder Care is pleased to present the 2014 Spring Lunch & Learn Series. Bring your lunch and learn

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    Hayes, Jane E.

    of the Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Council. He will discuss the differences between home health care and homelunch & LEARN UK Elder Care is pleased to present the 2014 Spring Lunch & Learn Series. Bring your, MARCH 4 Understanding Home Care Bill Hughes is the owner of Accessible Home Care and current Chairman

  4. Bringing Visibility to Rural Users in Cote d'Ivoire Mariya Zheleva, Paul Schmitt, Morgan Vigil and Elizabeth Belding

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    Belding-Royer, Elizabeth M.

    from Cote d'Ivoire with an emphasis on understanding how population density impacts the use of cellularBringing Visibility to Rural Users in Cote d'Ivoire Mariya Zheleva, Paul Schmitt, Morgan Vigil a cellular traffic dataset provided by Orange in Cote d'Ivoire with the goal of identifying distinctions

  5. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation Into Bring Your Own Container Food Outlet Concept

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    containers (plastic, glass) and the impact of BYOC program on vendors. The environmental assessment makes caused by BYOC. Also, some researches point out that some chemicals from plastic food containers might Into Bring Your Own Container Food Outlet Concept Xun Lu, Zhen Hong, Chun Teng Chen University of British

  6. Bringing the SciBar detector to the booster neutrino beam

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    Aguilar-Arevalo, A.A.; Alcaraz, J.; Andringa, S.; Brice, S.J.; Brown, B.C.; Bugel, L.; Catala, J.; Cervera, A.; Conrad, J.M.; Couce, E.; Dore, U.; Espinal, X.; Finley,; Gomez-Cadenas, J.J.; Hayato, Y.; Hiraide, K.; Ishii, T.; Jover, G.; Kobilarcik, T.; Kurimoto, Y.; Kurosawa, Y.; /Columbia U. /Fermilab /KEK, Tsukuba /Barcelona, IFAE /Tokyo

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document presents the physics case for bringing SciBar, the fully active, finely segmented tracking detector at KEK, to the FNAL Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB) line. This unique opportunity arose with the termination of K2K beam operations in 2005. At that time, the SciBar detector became available for use in other neutrino beam lines, including the BNB, which has been providing neutrinos to the MiniBooNE experiment since late 2002. The physics that can be done with SciBar/BNB can be put into three categories, each involving several measurements. First are neutrino cross section measurements which are interesting in their own right, including analyses of multi-particle final states, with unprecedented statistics. Second are measurements of processes that represent the signal and primary background channels for the upcoming T2K experiment. Third are measurements which improve existing or planned MiniBooNE analyses and the understanding of the BNB, both in neutrino and antineutrino mode. For each of these proposed measurements, the SciBar/BNB combination presents a unique opportunity or will significantly improve upon current or near-future experiments for several reasons. First, the fine granularity of SciBar allows detailed reconstruction of final states not possible with the MiniBooNE detector. Additionally, the BNB neutrino energy spectrum is a close match to the expected T2K energy spectrum in a region where cross sections are expected to vary dramatically with energy. As a result, the SciBar/BNB combination will provide cross-section measurements in an energy range complementary to MINERvA and complete the knowledge of neutrino cross sections over the entire energy range of interest to the upcoming off-axis experiments.

  7. A Robust Master-Slave Distribution Architecture for Evolutionary Computations

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    at each generation. Island model PDEC consists in evolving isolated demes that occasionally exchangeA Robust Master-Slave Distribution Architecture for Evolutionary Computations Christian Gagn,parizeau,dubreuil}@gel.ulaval.ca Abstract This paper presents a new robust master- slave distribution architecture for multi- ple

  8. Robust Secure Transmission in MISO Channels With Imperfect ECSI

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    Swindlehurst, A. Lee

    Robust Secure Transmission in MISO Channels With Imperfect ECSI Jing Huang and A. Lee Swindlehurst.huang; swindle}@uci.edu Abstract--This paper studies robust transmission schemes for MISO wiretap channels-input single-output (MISO) wiretap cannels, the optimal transmit covariance matrix was found to be single

  9. Robust Information-Theoretic Private Information Retrieval Amos Beimel

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    Beimel, Amos

    of server or communication problems. In this work, we design robust PIR protocols, i.e., protocols which various ro- bust PIR protocols giving different tradeoffs between the different parameters. We first present a generic transformation from regular PIR protocols to robust PIR protocols. We then present two

  10. Improving the Robustness of Private Information Retrieval Ian Goldberg

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    Goldberg, Ian

    @cs.uwaterloo.ca Abstract Since 1995, much work has been done creating proto- cols for private information retrieval (PIR). Many variants of the basic PIR model have been proposed, including such modifications as computational. In this paper, we improve on the robustness of PIR in a number of ways. First, we present a Byzantine-robust PIR

  11. Asymptotic Equivalence and Adaptive Estimation for Robust Nonparametric Regression

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    Zhou, Harrison Huibin

    Asymptotic Equivalence and Adaptive Estimation for Robust Nonparametric Regression T. Tony Cai1 and Harrison H. Zhou2 University of Pennsylvania and Yale University Abstract Asymptotic equivalence theory. In this paper we develop asymptotic equivalence results for robust nonparametric regression with unbounded loss

  12. Robustness of genuine tripartite entanglement under collective dephasing

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    Mazhar Ali

    2015-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We study robustness of genuine multipartite entanglement for a system of three qubits under collective dephasing. Using a computable entanglement monotone for multipartite systems, we found that almost every state is quite robust under this type of decoherence. We analyze random states and weighted graph states at infinity and found all of them to be genuinely entangled.

  13. Robust Reinforcement Learning Control with Static and Dynamic Stability

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    Kretchmar, R. Matthew

    Typical controller design techniques are based on a mathematical model that captures as much as possible for the plant model, but for the real plant. Robust control theory addresses this goal by including in the model, or known and nonlinear, parts of the plant. Robust control techniques are applied to the plant model

  14. Robustness of Effective Server Assignment Policies to Service Time Distributions

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    Ayhan, Hayriye

    Robustness of Effective Server Assignment Policies to Service Time Distributions H. Eser Kirkizlar@isye.gatech.edu 607-777-2106, 404-894-3933, 404-894-2308 Abstract We study the assignment of flexible servers that the effective assignment of flexible servers is robust to the service time distributions. We provide analytical

  15. Robustness of chimera states in complex dynamical systems

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    Lai, Ying-Cheng

    Robustness of chimera states in complex dynamical systems Nan Yao1,2 , Zi-Gang Huang2,3 , Ying State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA. The remarkable phenomenon of chimera state in systems distinct types of dynamical behaviors, in spite of identity of the oscillators. But how robust are chimera

  16. Robust Planning of Green Wireless Networks Grit Claen

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Robust Planning of Green Wireless Networks Grit Claßen RWTH Aachen University Lehrstuhl II f@umic.rwth-aachen.de Abstract--Current methods dealing with the energy efficient wireless network planning problem require a robust optimization model for the energy-efficient planning of wireless networks and apply cutting planes

  17. Creating Robust Roadmaps for Motion Planning in Changing Environments

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    van den Berg, Jur

    Creating Robust Roadmaps for Motion Planning in Changing Environments Jur P. van den Berg1 Dennis-- In this paper we introduce a method based on the Probabilistic Roadmap (PRM) Planner to construct robust roadmaps for motion planning in changing environments. PRM's are usually aimed at static environments

  18. Robust computations with dynamical systems Olivier Bournez1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . In this paper we discuss the computational power of Lips- chitz dynamical systems which are robust in the following manner: undecidability of verification doesn't hold for Lipschitz, computable and robust systems words : Verification, Model-checking, Computable Analysis, Analog Com- putations. 1 Introduction

  19. AN ENERGY-MINIMIZING INTERPOLATION FOR ROBUST MULTIGRID METHODS

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    Wan, Justin Wing Lok

    contract W07405-Eng-48, the Department of Energy under the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCIAN ENERGY-MINIMIZING INTERPOLATION FOR ROBUST MULTIGRID METHODS W. L. WAN, TONY F. CHAN, AND BARRY. 1632­1649 Abstract. We propose a robust interpolation for multigrid based on the concepts of energy

  20. LIBRA: a MATLAB Library for Robust Analysis Sabine Verboven

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    calibration, PCA, PCR, PLS, Classification, MATLAB library. 1 Introduction The need and effectivenessLIBRA: a MATLAB Library for Robust Analysis Sabine Verboven Mia Hubert June 18, 2004 Abstract, statisticians, chemists, and engineers, we introduce a MATLAB library of robust statistical methods. Those

  1. Evolution of Mutational Robustness in an RNA Virus

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    Froissart, Rémy

    Evolution of Mutational Robustness in an RNA Virus Rebecca Montville1[ , Remy Froissart1[¤a Evolution de Micro- Organismes, Henri Huchard, Paris, France Mutational (genetic) robustness is phenotypic of evolution because phenotypically expressed genetic variation is the fuel of natural selection. Nonetheless

  2. ROCK: A Robust Clustering Algorithm for Categorical Attributes

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    Pennsylvania, University of

    ROCK: A Robust Clustering Algorithm for Categorical Attributes Sudipto Guha Stanford University/proximity between a pair of data points. We develop a robust hierarchical clustering algorithm ROCK that employs measures that are relevant in situations where a domain expert/similarity table is the only source

  3. 20 The Tools - 01 About the Tools - TfLN Tools Rationale: Interviews for Inventories (Interviews for Inventories)

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    TfLN-Transforming Perspectives project

    2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    ) role for interviews is the generation of more robust and conceptually grounded inventories of items for use in surveys....

  4. Development Tools at NERSC

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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 3,625govInstrumentstdmadapInactiveVisitingContract Management FermiDavid Turner David3DepthDetectingNERSC Helps3Tools

  5. 5, 12291261, 2012 diagnostic tool

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    Gettelman, Andrew

    GMDD 5, 1229­1261, 2012 Community diagnostic tool A. Gettelman et al. Title Page Abstract to the corresponding final paper in GMD if available. A community diagnostic tool for Chemistry Climate Model Community diagnostic tool A. Gettelman et al. Title Page Abstract Introduction Conclusions References Tables

  6. Command Line Tools Cloud Computing

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    Ferrara, Katherine W.

    Command Line Tools Cloud Computing #12;Everybody (or nearly everybody) loves GUI. AWS Command Line of advanced features. After surviving the cloud computing class till now, Your are almost a command line guru! You need AWS command line tools, ec2-api-tools, to maximize the power of AWS cloud computing. Plugging

  7. Butt Joint Tool Commissioning

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    Martovetsky, N N

    2007-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    ITER Central Solenoid uses butt joints for connecting the pancakes in the CS module. The principles of the butt joining of the CICC were developed by the JAPT during CSMC project. The difference between the CSMC butt joint and the CS butt joint is that the CS butt joint is an in-line joint, while the CSMC is a double joint through a hairpin jumper. The CS butt joint has to carry the hoop load. The straight length of the joint is only 320 mm, and the vacuum chamber around the joint has to have a split in the clamp shell. These requirements are challenging. Fig.1 presents a CSMC joint, and Fig.2 shows a CS butt joint. The butt joint procedure was verified and demonstrated. The tool is capable of achieving all specified parameters. The vacuum in the end was a little higher than the target, which is not critical and readily correctable. We consider, tentatively that the procedure is established. Unexpectedly, we discover significant temperature nonuniformity in the joint cross section, which is not formally a violation of the specs, but is a point of concern. All testing parameters are recorded for QA purposes. We plan to modify the butt joining tool to improve its convenience of operation and provide all features necessary for production of butt joints by qualified personnel.

  8. Robust quantum data locking from phase modulation

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    Cosmo Lupo; Mark M. Wilde; Seth Lloyd

    2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum data locking is a unique quantum phenomenon that allows a relatively short key to (un)lock an arbitrarily long message encoded in a quantum state, in such a way that an eavesdropper who measures the state but does not know the key has essentially no information about the encrypted message. The application of quantum data locking in cryptography would allow one to overcome the limitations of the one-time pad encryption, which requires the key to have the same length as the message. However, it is known that the strength of quantum data locking is also its Achilles heel, as the leakage of a few bits of the key or the message may in principle allow the eavesdropper to unlock a disproportionate amount of information. In this paper we show that there exist quantum data locking schemes that can be made robust against information leakage by increasing the length of the shared key by a proportionate amount. This implies that a constant size key can still encrypt an arbitrarily long message as long as a fraction of it remains secret to the eavesdropper. Moreover, we greatly simplify the structure of the protocol by proving that phase modulation suffices to generate strong locking schemes, paving the way to optical experimental realizations. Also, we show that successful data locking protocols can be constructed using random codewords, which very well could be helpful in discovering random codes for data locking over noisy quantum channels.

  9. Downhole tool adapted for telemetry

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    Hall, David R. (Provo, UT); Fox, Joe (Provo, UT)

    2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A cycleable downhole tool such as a Jar, a hydraulic hammer, and a shock absorber adapted for telemetry. This invention applies to other tools where the active components of the tool are displaced when the tool is rotationally or translationally cycled. The invention consists of inductive or contact transmission rings that are connected by an extensible conductor. The extensible conductor permits the transmission of the signal before, after, and during the cycling of the tool. The signal may be continuous or intermittent during cycling. The invention also applies to downhole tools that do not cycle, but in operation are under such stress that an extensible conductor is beneficial. The extensible conductor may also consist of an extensible portion and a fixed portion. The extensible conductor also features clamps that maintain the conductor under stresses greater than that seen by the tool, and seals that are capable of protecting against downhole pressure and contamination.

  10. Concentrating Solar Panels: Bringing the Highest Power and Lowest Cost to the Rooftop

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    Michael Deck; Rick Russell

    2010-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Soliant Energy is a venture-capital-backed startup focused on bringing advanced concentrating solar panels to market. Our fundamental innovation is that we are the first company to develop a racking solar concentrator specifically for commercial rooftop applications, resulting in the lowest LCOE for rooftop electricity generation. Today, the commercial rooftop segment is the largest and fastest-growing market in the solar industry. Our concentrating panels can make a major contribution to the SAI's objectives: reducing the cost of solar electricity and rapidly deploying capacity. Our commercialization focus was re-shaped in 2009, shifting from an emphasis solely on panel efficiency to LCOE. Since the inception of the SAI program, LCOE has become the de facto standard for comparing commercial photovoltaic systems. While estimation and prediction models still differ, the emergence of performance-based incentive (PBI) and feed-in tariff (FIT) systems, as well as power purchase agreement (PPA) financing structures make LCOE the natural metric for photovoltaic systems. Soliant Energy has designed and demonstrated lower-cost, higher-power solar panels that consists of 6 (500X) PV module assemblies utilizing multi-junction cells and an integrated two-axis tracker. In addition, we have designed and demonstrated a prototype 1000X panel assembly with 8. Cost reductions relative to conventional flat panel PV systems were realized by (1) reducing the amount of costly semiconductor material and (2) developing strategies and processes to reduce the manufacturing costs of the entire system. Performance gains against conventional benchmarks were realized with (1) two-axis tracking and (2) higher-efficiency multi-junction PV cells capable of operating at a solar concentration ratio of 1000X (1000 kW/m2). The program objectives are: (1) Develop a tracking/concentrating solar module that has the same geometric form factor as a conventional flat, roof mounted photovoltaic (PV) panel - the Soliant module will produce more power and cost less than conventional panels of the same size; (2) Target LCOE: $0.079/kWh in 2010; (3) Target efficiency - 26% in 2010 (22% for 2008 prototype, 24% for 2009 pilot); and (4) Target performance - equivalent to 650Wp in 2010 (490W for 2008 prototype, 540W for 2009 pilot).

  11. Robust Planning for Autonomous Navigation of Mobile Robots in Unstructured, Dynamic Environments: An LDRD Final Report

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    EISLER, G. RICHARD

    2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the analytical and experimental efforts for the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project entitled ''Robust Planning for Autonomous Navigation of Mobile Robots In Unstructured, Dynamic Environments (AutoNav)''. The project goal was to develop an algorithmic-driven, multi-spectral approach to point-to-point navigation characterized by: segmented on-board trajectory planning, self-contained operation without human support for mission duration, and the development of appropriate sensors and algorithms to navigate unattended. The project was partially successful in achieving gains in sensing, path planning, navigation, and guidance. One of three experimental platforms, the Minimalist Autonomous Testbed, used a repetitive sense-and-re-plan combination to demonstrate the majority of elements necessary for autonomous navigation. However, a critical goal for overall success in arbitrary terrain, that of developing a sensor that is able to distinguish true obstacles that need to be avoided as a function of vehicle scale, still needs substantial research to bring to fruition.

  12. Design of a robust superhydrophobic surface: thermodynamic and kinetic analysis

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    Anjishnu Sarkar; Anne-Marie Kietzig

    2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The design of a robust superhydrophobic surface is a widely pursued topic.While many investigations are limited to applications with high impact velocities (for raindrops of the order of a few m/s), the essence of robustness is yet to be analyzed for applications involving quasi-static liquid transfer.To achieve robustness with high impact velocities, the surface parameters (geometrical details, chemistry) have to be selected from a narrow range of permissible values, which often entail additional manufacturing costs.From the dual perspectives of thermodynamics and mechanics, we analyze the significance of robustness for quasi-static drop impact, and present the range of permissible surface characteristics.For surfaces with a Youngs contact angle greater than 90{\\deg} and square micropillar geometry, we show that robustness can be enforced when an intermediate wetting state (sagged state) impedes transition to a wetted state (Wenzel state).From the standpoint of mechanics, we use available scientific data to prove that a surface with any topology must withstand a pressure of 117 Pa to be robust.Finally, permissible values of surface characteristics are determined, which ensure robustness with thermodynamics (formation of sagged state) and mechanics (withstanding 117 Pa).

  13. Electronic authoring tools

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    Hurford, J.M.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    More than a decade ago, word processing software revolutionized the way documents were prepared, and productivity was increased. But the editing and formatting capabilities of most word processors did very little to prevent errors in spelling, typing, grammar, diction, style, or organization from slipping through to the final documents. In the past few years, the number of software tools that aid the author has increased substantially. They now vary in scope from simple spelling checkers to sophisticated diction analyzers and idea processors. Moreover, writing-aid-software described in this report is now available for many types of computing systems, including personal computers, scientific workstations, and mainframes. The various pieces of software can be used in interactive or non-interactive (batch) modes.

  14. Steam System Tool Suite Introduction Guide

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Steam System Tool Suite Introduction Guide Alternate Text Narratives and Graphic.............................................................................................................................6 Modules Steam System Scoping Tool (SSST)........................................................................................8 Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT

  15. Sandia Energy - Smart Grid Tools and Technology

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    Smart Grid Tools and Technology Home Stationary Power Grid Modernization Renewable Energy Integration Smart Grid Tools and Technology Smart Grid Tools and TechnologyTara...

  16. Development of an operational tool to simulate pesticide transfer through vegetated strips: the 2D runoff part

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    dimensions. Materiel and method This tool uses Richards and Kinematic wave equations to describe respectively tables. Kinematic wave calculations are solved in two-dimensional form, using a finite volume method the most famous test to check if a code solving the kinematic wave is robust against hard changes of slopes

  17. Robust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein Structures

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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:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiation Protection TechnicalResonantNovember 15 toAdvances WindRobust,Robust,Robust,

  18. Are You Planning to Bring an Air Conditioner? Welcome to Truman State University and the services available through the Disability Services Office. Part of

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    Gering, Jon C.

    Are You Planning to Bring an Air Conditioner? Welcome to Truman State University and the services conditioner requests. If you need air conditioning and are assigned to Centennial, Grim, or Fair Apartments conditioning, you will need to bring your own air conditioner unit that is 6000 BTUs or less. A non

  19. Accelerating Battery Design Using Computer-Aided Engineering Tools: Preprint

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    Pesaran, A.; Heon, G. H.; Smith, K.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Computer-aided engineering (CAE) is a proven pathway, especially in the automotive industry, to improve performance by resolving the relevant physics in complex systems, shortening the product development design cycle, thus reducing cost, and providing an efficient way to evaluate parameters for robust designs. Academic models include the relevant physics details, but neglect engineering complexities. Industry models include the relevant macroscopic geometry and system conditions, but simplify the fundamental physics too much. Most of the CAE battery tools for in-house use are custom model codes and require expert users. There is a need to make these battery modeling and design tools more accessible to end users such as battery developers, pack integrators, and vehicle makers. Developing integrated and physics-based CAE battery tools can reduce the design, build, test, break, re-design, re-build, and re-test cycle and help lower costs. NREL has been involved in developing various models to predict the thermal and electrochemical performance of large-format cells and has used in commercial three-dimensional finite-element analysis and computational fluid dynamics to study battery pack thermal issues. These NREL cell and pack design tools can be integrated to help support the automotive industry and to accelerate battery design.

  20. Application of robust and inverse optimization in transportation

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    Nguyen, Thai Dung

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the use of inverse and robust optimization to address two problems in transportation: finding the travel times and designing a transportation network. We assume that users choose the route selfishly and the flow ...

  1. A comparison of routing sets for robust network design

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    2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    seen as a single stage robust program where the set of routings paths together ... called a routing template, which is used by all demand vectors in the uncertainty set. ...... A flexible model for resource management in virtual private networks.

  2. Robustness improvement of polyhedral mesh method for airbag deployment simulations.

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    Vuik, Kees

    Robustness improvement of polyhedral mesh method for airbag deployment simulations. TU Delft Description Airbag flexible membrane. Modeled by equations of elasticity, solved numerically using FEM Flow and Problem Description Airbag triangulation intersects in arbitrary way the Cartesian Mesh. Cartesian cells

  3. Optimality of Affine Policies in Multi-stage Robust Optimization

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    Bertsimas, Dimitris J.

    In this paper, we prove the optimality of disturbance-affine control policies in the context of one-dimensional, constrained, multistage robust optimization. Our results cover the finite-horizon case, with minimax (worst-case) ...

  4. A New Cone Programming Approach for Robust Portfolio Selection ?

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    2006-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Dec 10, 2006 ... Let us consider a discrete-time market with n traded assets. The vector of asset ...... We next report the performance of the classical portfolio and the robust portfolios corre- sponding to our ..... Utilities (Gas & Electric). EMR.

  5. Robust Distributed Power Control in Cognitive Radio Networks

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    fard, Saeideh Parsaei

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a robust distributed uplink power allocation algorithm for underlay cognitive radio networks (CRNs) with a view to maximizing the total utility of secondary users (SUs) when channel gains from SUs to primary base stations, and interference caused by primary users (PUs) to the SUs' base station are uncertain. In doing so, we utilize the worst-case robust optimization to keep the interference caused by SUs to each primary base station below a given threshold, and satisfy the SUs' quality of service for all realizations of uncertainty. We model each uncertain parameter by a bounded distance between its estimated and exact values, and formulate the robust power allocation problem via protection values for constraints. We demonstrate that the convexity of our problem is preserved, and in some cases converts into a geometric programming problem, which we solve via a distributed algorithm by using Lagrange dual decomposition. To reduce the cost of robustness, defined as the reduction in the total utility ...

  6. Robust crew pairing : delays analysis and implementation of optimization approaches

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    Leroyer, Pierre, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With increasing delays and airport congestion that disturb airline operations, the development of robust schedules is becoming crucial. Increased traffic and poor weather are a few of the causes of airport congestion, ...

  7. ROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION BY INTEGRATING SPEECH SEPARATION AND HYPOTHESIS TESTING

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    Wang, DeLiang "Leon"

    on recognition, noisy speech is typically preprocessed by speech enhancement algorithms, such as spectral- tral subtraction for speech enhancement followed by recognition of enhanced speech [4]. The missingROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION BY INTEGRATING SPEECH SEPARATION AND HYPOTHESIS TESTING Soundararajan

  8. Robust, goal-directed plan execution with bounded risk

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    Ono, Masahiro, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is an increasing need for robust optimal plan execution for multi-agent systems in uncertain environments, while guaranteeing an acceptable probability of success. For example, a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles ...

  9. Robust decision-making with model uncertainty in aerospace systems

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    Bertuccelli, Luca Francesco, 1981-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Actual performance of sequential decision-making problems can be extremely sensitive to errors in the models, and this research addressed the role of robustness in coping with this uncertainty. The first part of this thesis ...

  10. Applications of broad class knowledge for noise robust speech recognition

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    Sainath, Tara N

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis introduces a novel technique for noise robust speech recognition by first describing a speech signal through a set of broad speech units, and then conducting a more detailed analysis from these broad classes. ...

  11. Development of a robust work transfer iomplementation process

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    Murdoch, Kimberly R

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The industry-wide need for a robust method of transferring the manufacturing of a component from one location to another is addressed in this thesis. Work transfer activities can be initiated due to a number of business ...

  12. ROBUSTNESS AND CONDITIONAL INDEPENDENCE IDEALS JOHANNES RAUH1

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    #12;ROBUSTNESS AND CONDITIONAL INDEPENDENCE IDEALS JOHANNES RAUH1 , NIHAT AY1,2 Abstract. We study decomposition, binomial ideals. 1 #12;2 JOHANNES RAUH1, NIHAT AY1,2 distribution; it will turn out that only

  13. A Robust Platform for the Synthesis of New Tetracycline Antibiotics

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    A Robust Platform for the Synthesis of New Tetracycline Antibiotics Cuixiang Sun, Qiu Wang, Jason D potent antibiotic activities, both in bacterial cell culture and in vivo. The platform for tetracycline

  14. Optimization Online - Robust and Data-Driven Optimization: Modern ...

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    Dimitris Bertsimas

    2006-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    May 12, 2006 ... Robust and Data-Driven Optimization: Modern Decision-Making Under ... The purpose of this tutorial is to present a mathematical framework that is well-suited to the limited information ... Visitors, Authors, More about us, Links.

  15. STRONG FORMULATIONS OF ROBUST MIXED 0–1 ...

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    2005-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Page 1 ... Literature on robust discrete optimization, which is the topic of this paper, is so far limited; see [1, 2, 8, 10, 18] for a few available examples. For earlier ...

  16. Slide system for machine tools

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Douglass, S.S.; Green, W.L.

    1980-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to a machine tool which permits the machining of nonaxisymmetric surfaces on a workpiece while rotating the workpiece about a central axis of rotation. The machine tool comprises a conventional two-slide system (X-Y) with one of these slides being provided with a relatively short travel high-speed auxiliary slide which carries the material-removing tool. The auxiliary slide is synchronized with the spindle speed and the position of the other two slides and provides a high-speed reciprocating motion required for the displacement of the cutting tool for generating a nonaxisymmetric surface at a selected location on the workpiece.

  17. Automated energy monitoring of machine tools

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    Vijayaraghavan, Athulan; Dornfeld, David

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in manufacturing the tooling for many consumer products,process parameters, tooling, and cutting ?uid based on

  18. Information Technology Tools for Multifamily Building Programs...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Information Technology Tools for Multifamily Building Programs Information Technology Tools for Multifamily Building Programs Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Multifamily ...

  19. Natural System Evaluation and Tool Development: International...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Natural System Evaluation and Tool Development: International Collaborations - FY'13 Progress Report Natural System Evaluation and Tool Development: International Collaborations -...

  20. Your UNIX Account Basic Unix Tools

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    Qiu, Weigang

    Your UNIX Account 2 Basic Unix Tools 3 Unix Power Tools Weigang Qiu Introduction & UNIX Tutorial #12 & UNIX Tutorial #12;Your UNIX Account Basic Unix Tools Unix Power Tools UNIX Directory Structure FileYour UNIX Account Basic Unix Tools Unix Power Tools Introduction & UNIX Tutorial Weigang Qiu

  1. Phonon-assisted robust and deterministic two-photon biexciton preparation in a quantum dot

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    S. Bounouar; M. Müller; A. M. Barth; M. Glässl; V. M. Axt; P. Michler

    2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate both experimentally and theoretically a simple yet more robust and flexible alternative to Rabi oscillation-type biexciton preparation protocols traditionally used for semiconductor quantum dots. The quantum dot is excited by a strong laser pulse positively detuned from the two-photon resonance yielding an on demand initialization of the biexciton state by making use of the phonon-induced thermalization of the photon dressed states. It is shown that for excitation pulses in the picosecond range, a stable and high fidelity of up to $f_{XX}=0.98\\pm 0.01$ is reached. Notably, the generated photons show similar coherence properties as measured in the resonant two-photon scheme. This protocol is a powerful tool for the control of complex solid state systems combining radiative cascades, entanglement and resonant cavity modes.

  2. Vehicle assisted harpoon breaching tool

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    Pacheco, James E. (Albuquerque, NM); Highland, Steven E. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A harpoon breaching tool that allows security officers, SWAT teams, police, firemen, soldiers, or others to forcibly breach metal doors or walls very quickly (in a few seconds), without explosives. The harpoon breaching tool can be mounted to a vehicle's standard receiver hitch.

  3. Computational Tools for Supersymmetry Calculations

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    Howard Baer

    2009-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    I present a brief overview of a variety of computational tools for supersymmetry calculations, including: spectrum generators, cross section and branching fraction calculators, low energy constraints, general purpose event generators, matrix element event generators, SUSY dark matter codes, parameter extraction codes and Les Houches interface tools.

  4. Tools for charged Higgs bosons

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    Oscar Stål

    2010-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the status of publicly available software tools applicable to charged Higgs physics. A selection of codes are highlighted in more detail, focusing on new developments that have taken place since the previous charged Higgs workshop in 2008. We conclude that phenomenologists now have the tools ready to face the LHC data. A new webpage collecting charged Higgs resources is presented.

  5. Electrical contact tool set station

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Byers, M.E.

    1988-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus is provided for the precise setting to zero of electrically conductive cutting tools used in the machining of work pieces. An electrically conductive cylindrical pin, tapered at one end to a small flat, rests in a vee-shaped channel in a base so that its longitudinal axis is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the machine's spindle. Electronic apparatus is connected between the cylindrical pin and the electrically conductive cutting tool to produce a detectable signal when contact between tool and pin is made. The axes of the machine are set to zero by contact between the cutting tool and the sides, end or top of the cylindrical pin. Upon contact, an electrical circuit is completed, and the detectable signal is produced. The tool can then be set to zero for that axis. Should the tool contact the cylindrical pin with too much force, the cylindrical pin would be harmlessly dislodged from the vee-shaped channel, preventing damage either to the cutting tool or the cylindrical pin. 5 figs.

  6. Design and tuning of robust PID controller for HVAC systems

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    Kasahara, Masato; Matsuba, Tadahiko; Kuzuu, Yoshiaki; Yamazaki, Takanori; Hashimoto, Yukihiro; Kamimura, Kazuyuki; Kurosu, Shigeru

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper concerns the development of a new design and tuning method for use with robust proportional-plus-integral-plus-derivative (PID) controllers that are commonly used in the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) fields. The robust PID controller is designed for temperature control of a single-zone environmental space. Although the dynamics of environmental space are described by higher-order transfer functions, most HVAC plants are approximated by first-order lag plus deadtime systems. Its control performance is examined for this commonly approximated controlled plant. Since most HVAC plants are complex with nonlinearity, distributed parameters, and multivariables, a single set of PID gains does not necessarily yield a satisfactory control performance. For this reason, the PID controller must be designed as a robust control system considering model uncertainty caused by changes in characteristics of the plant. The PID gains obtained by solving a two-disk type of mixed sensitivity problem can be modified by contrast to those tuned by the traditional Ziegler-Nichols rule. The results, which are surprisingly simple, are given as linear functions of ratio of deadtime to time constant for robustness. The numerical simulation and the experiments on a commercial-size test plant for air conditioning suggest that the robust PID controller proposed in this paper is effective enough for practical applications.

  7. Climate change will bring economic, social and environmental costs at scales beyond any other human experience (IARU, 2009). Studies imply that humanity

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    experience (IARU, 2009). Studies imply that humanity must reduce CO2 below its current atmosphericClimate change will bring economic, social and environmental costs at scales beyond any other human

  8. ac2lus: Bringing SMT-solving and Abstract Interpretation Techniques to Real-Time Calculus through the Synchronous Language Lustre

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ac2lus: Bringing SMT-solving and Abstract Interpretation Techniques to Real-Time Calculus through of techniques like SMT-solving and abstract interpretation which were not previously available for use with RTC

  9. Nonstandard Tools for Nonsmooth Analysis

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    S. S. Kutateladze

    2012-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This is an overview of the basic tools of nonsmooth analysis which are grounded on nonstandard models of set theory. By way of illustration we give a criterion for an infinitesimally optimal path of a general discrete dynamic system.

  10. Tools for dynamic model development

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    Schaber, Spencer Daniel

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For this thesis, several tools for dynamic model development were developed and analyzed. Dynamic models can be used to simulate and optimize the behavior of a great number of natural and engineered systems, from the ...

  11. Management System Verification (MSV) Tool

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The MSV process developed by ACC is a tool (not a requirement) that DOE sites may consider to help determine whether their ES&H program is truly integrated into all work at all levels by all employees.

  12. Running tool for liner hanger

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    Melenyzer, G.J.

    1990-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes a running tool. It is for a liner hanger having an annular groove in its bore, and upwardly facing slots in its upper end, and a liner string depending therefrom.

  13. Robust Precoder for Multiuser MISO Downlink with SINR Constraints

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    Ubaidulla, P

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we consider linear precoding with SINR constraints for the downlink of a multiuser MISO (multiple-input single-output) communication system in the presence of imperfect channel state information (CSI). The base station is equipped with multiple transmit antennas and each user terminal is equipped with a single receive antenna. We propose a robust design of linear precoder which transmits minimum power to provide the required SINR at the user terminals when the true channel state lies in a region of a given size around the channel state available at the transmitter. We show that this design problem can be formulated as a Second Order Cone Program (SOCP) which can be solved efficiently. We compare the performance of the proposed design with some of the robust designs reported in the literature. Simulation results show that the proposed robust design provides better performance with reduced complexity.

  14. Numerical Evidence for Robustness of Environment-Assisted Quantum Transport

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    A. Shabani; M. Mohseni; H. Rabitz.; S. Lloyd

    2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent theoretical studies show that decoherence process can enhance transport efficiency in quantum systems. This effect is known as environment-assisted quantum transport (ENAQT). The role of ENAQT in optimal quantum transport is well investigated, however, it is less known how robust ENAQT is with respect to variations in the system or its environment characteristic. Toward answering this question, we simulated excitonic energy transfer in Fenna-Matthews-Olson (FMO) photosynthetic complex. We found that ENAQT is robust with respect to many relevant parameters of environmental interactions and Frenkel-exciton Hamiltonian including reorganization energy, bath frequency cutoff, temperature, and initial excitations, dissipation rate, trapping rate, disorders, and dipole moments orientations. Our study suggests that the ENAQT phenomenon can be exploited in robust design of highly efficient quantum transport systems.

  15. Design tools for passive solar applications

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    Balcomb, J.D.

    1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Examples of passive solar design tools are given, categorized as either evaluation tools or guidance tools. A trend toward microcomputer-based tools is noted; however, these are usually developed for use by engineers rather than architects. The need for more instructive tools targeted specifically to designers is emphasized.

  16. Seal for fluid forming tools

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    Golovashchenko, Sergey Fedorovich (Beverly Hills, MI); Bonnen, John Joseph Francis (Milford, MI)

    2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    An electro-hydraulic forming tool for forming a sheet metal blank in a one-sided die has first and second rigid rings that engage opposite sides of a sheet metal blank. The rigid rings are contained within slots on a die portion and a hydraulic force applicator portion of the forming tool. The seals are either resiliently biased by an elastomeric member or inherently resiliently biased into contact with the blank.

  17. Eastern Energy Zones Mapping Tool

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC) has released the Energy Zones (EZ) Mapping Tool, a free, web-based interactive tool that will help states and other stakeholders in the Eastern Interconnection identify geographic areas suitable for the development of clean energy resources (natural gas, sequestration or utilitization locations for C02 from coal, nuclear, and renewable) which can potentially provide significant amounts of new electric power generation.

  18. Automated Steel Cleanliness Analysis Tool (ASCAT)

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    Gary Casuccio (RJ Lee Group); Michael Potter (RJ Lee Group); Fred Schwerer (RJ Lee Group); Dr. Richard J. Fruehan (Carnegie Mellon University); Dr. Scott Story (US Steel)

    2005-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this study was to develop the Automated Steel Cleanliness Analysis Tool (ASCATTM) to permit steelmakers to evaluate the quality of the steel through the analysis of individual inclusions. By characterizing individual inclusions, determinations can be made as to the cleanliness of the steel. Understanding the complicating effects of inclusions in the steelmaking process and on the resulting properties of steel allows the steel producer to increase throughput, better control the process, reduce remelts, and improve the quality of the product. The ASCAT (Figure 1) is a steel-smart inclusion analysis tool developed around a customized next-generation computer controlled scanning electron microscopy (NG-CCSEM) hardware platform that permits acquisition of inclusion size and composition data at a rate never before possible in SEM-based instruments. With built-in customized ''intelligent'' software, the inclusion data is automatically sorted into clusters representing different inclusion types to define the characteristics of a particular heat (Figure 2). The ASCAT represents an innovative new tool for the collection of statistically meaningful data on inclusions, and provides a means of understanding the complicated effects of inclusions in the steel making process and on the resulting properties of steel. Research conducted by RJLG with AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute) and SMA (Steel Manufactures of America) members indicates that the ASCAT has application in high-grade bar, sheet, plate, tin products, pipes, SBQ, tire cord, welding rod, and specialty steels and alloys where control of inclusions, whether natural or engineered, are crucial to their specification for a given end-use. Example applications include castability of calcium treated steel; interstitial free (IF) degasser grade slag conditioning practice; tundish clogging and erosion minimization; degasser circulation and optimization; quality assessment/steel cleanliness; slab, billet or bloom disposition; and alloy development. Additional benefits of ASCAT include the identification of inclusions that tend to clog nozzles or interact with refractory materials. Several papers outlining the benefits of the ASCAT have been presented and published in the literature. The paper entitled ''Inclusion Analysis to Predict Casting Behavior'' was awarded the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Medal in 2004 for special merit and importance to the steel industry. The ASCAT represents a quantum leap in inclusion analysis and will allow steel producers to evaluate the quality of steel and implement appropriate process improvements. In terms of performance, the ASCAT (1) allows for accurate classification of inclusions by chemistry and morphological parameters, (2) can characterize hundreds of inclusions within minutes, (3) is easy to use (does not require experts), (4) is robust, and (5) has excellent image quality for conventional SEM investigations (e.g., the ASCAT can be utilized as a dual use instrument). In summary, the ASCAT will significantly advance the tools of the industry and addresses an urgent and broadly recognized need of the steel industry. Commercialization of the ASCAT will focus on (1) a sales strategy that leverages our Industry Partners; (2) use of ''technical selling'' through papers and seminars; (3) leveraging RJ Lee Group's consulting services, and packaging of the product with a extensive consulting and training program; (4) partnering with established SEM distributors; (5) establishing relationships with professional organizations associated with the steel industry; and (6) an individualized plant by plant direct sales program.

  19. Robust packaging system for diesel/natural gas oxidation catalysts

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    Gulati, S.T.; Sherwood, D.L. [Corning, Inc., NY (United States); Corn, S.H.

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 290,000 vehicle-mile durability requirement for diesel/natural gas oxidation catalysts calls for robust packaging systems which ensure a positive mounting pressure on the ceramic flow-through converter under all operating conditions. New data for substrate/washcoat interaction, intumescent mat performance in dry and wet states, and high temperature strength and oxidation resistance of stainless steels, and canning techniques insensitive to tolerance stack-up are reviewed which help optimize packaging durability. Factors contributing to robustness of converter components are identified and methods to quantify their impact on design optimization are described.

  20. Robust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein Structures

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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:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiation Protection TechnicalResonantNovember 15 toAdvances WindRobust,Robust,

  1. Introduction Two Applications Basic Operations Tools Overview of the Tools A Survey of Techniques Used in

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    Agrawal, Manindra

    Introduction Two Applications Basic Operations Tools Overview of the Tools A Survey of Techniques and IIT Kanpur Kunming Tutorial, May 2005 #12;Introduction Two Applications Basic Operations Tools Cryptography Application: RSA Cryptosystem Complexity of Basic Operations Tools for Designing Algorithms

  2. VISTA - computational tools for comparative genomics

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    Frazer, Kelly A.; Pachter, Lior; Poliakov, Alexander; Rubin, Edward M.; Dubchak, Inna

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tools for comparative genomics Kelly A. Frazer 1 , LiorBerkeley, CA, 94720 Genomics Division, Lawrence Berkeleymultiple comparative genomics tools and provides users with

  3. Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools | Department of...

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

    Performance Database Analysis Tools The Buildings Performance Database offers several analysis tools for exploring building data and forecasting financial and energy savings,...

  4. Are Export Premia Robust to Innovation Statistics? Flora Bellone

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Are Export Premia Robust to Innovation Statistics? Flora Bellone Sarah Guillou Lionel Nesta pre- mium of exporters. We start by performing non parametric tests on TFP distributions on different groups of firms characterized by their export and innovation behavior. We show that the TFP distributions

  5. Adaptive robust motion control of linear motors for precision manufacturing

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    Yao, Bin

    for widespread use in high-speed/high-accuracy positioning systems [1­3]. In general, the linear motor hasAdaptive robust motion control of linear motors for precision manufacturing Bin Yao *, Li Xu School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA Received 6 October 1999; accepted 11

  6. Robustness improvement of polyhedral mesh method for airbag deployment simulations.

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    Vuik, Kees

    Robustness improvement of polyhedral mesh method for airbag deployment simulations. TU Delft to simulate the deployment of airbags. The solution is approximated using Euler's equations d dt qd + S (q the boundary of the object immersed in the flow, the airbag. The geometry of the airbag is preserved

  7. Robust Preconditioning of Large, Sparse, Symmetric Eigenvalue Problems

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    Stathopoulos, Andreas

    Robust Preconditioning of Large, Sparse, Symmetric Eigenvalue Problems Andreas Stathopoulos \\Lambda large, sparse, symmetric eigenvalue problems of­ ten encounter convergence difficulties because of ill for A to be real, symmetric, and frequently very large and sparse [17, 7]. Advances in technology allow scientists

  8. CX: A Scalable, Robust Network for Parallel Computing

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    Cappello, Peter

    CX: A Scalable, Robust Network for Parallel Computing}@cs.ucsb.edu telephone: 805.893.4383; fax: 805.893.853 Abstract CX, a network are distributed throughout the server network via a simple "diffusion" process. CX is intended as a test

  9. Motorcycle Riding Simulator: How to Estimate Robustly the Rider's Action?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . The reconstructed torque is used as the main control of the virtual motorcycle dynamic model, in order to actuate the simulator's platform. The steering system is modeled as a haptic display subjected to a couple of action of the real tire-road contact. The control approach is based on a robust tracking problem of a reference

  10. DISSERTATION A SYNTHESIS OF REINFORCEMENT LEARNING AND ROBUST CONTROL THEORY

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    Anderson, Charles W.

    controllers are designed not on the physical plant to be controlled, but on a mathematical model of the plant. Robust control overcomes this problem by adding uncertainty to the mathematical model. The result is a more general, less aggressive controller which performs well on both the model and the physical plant

  11. Benefits of Multiple TX Powers Robustness to Beacon Node Failure

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    Chen, Yiling

    the partial failure of the infrastructure. Our system, called MoteTrack, is based on low-power radios coupledAccuracy Benefits of Multiple TX Powers Robustness to Beacon Node Failure Introduction to a wide range of applications. For some, the location tracking system must continue to operate despite

  12. Robust Photo Retrieval Using World Semantics Hugo Liu*, Henry Lieberman*

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    Lieberman, Henry

    ), and keyword co-occurrence statistics (Peat and Willet, 1991; Lin, 1998), as well as resources generated robust involves query expansion using a thesaurus or other lexical resource. The chief limitation a world semantic resource. The resource is automatically constructed from a large-scale freely available

  13. Robust Control-theoretic Thermal Balancing for Server Clusters

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    Lu, Chenyang

    Robust Control-theoretic Thermal Balancing for Server Clusters Yong Fu, Chenyang Lu, Hongan Wang for clusters because of the increasing power consumption of modern processors, compact server architectures and growing server density in data centers. Thermal balancing mitigates hot spots in a cluster through dynamic

  14. A Programmable Client-Server Model: Robust Extensibility via DSLs

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    Consel, Charles

    A Programmable Client-Server Model: Robust Extensibility via DSLs Charles Consel Laurent Réveillère Talence Cedex, France E-mail: {consel,reveillere}@labri.fr Abstract The client-server model has been. However, its server-centric na- ture makes it insensitive to fast changing client character- istics like

  15. ROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION USING MULTIPLE PRIOR MODELS FOR SPEECH RECONSTRUCTION

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    Wang, DeLiang "Leon"

    speech recognition to enhance noisy speech. Typically, a single prior model is trained by pooling normalization (CMN), while others preprocess noisy speech using speech enhancement techniques. If noise samplesROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION USING MULTIPLE PRIOR MODELS FOR SPEECH RECONSTRUCTION Arun Narayanan

  16. .ROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION USING SINGULAR VALUE DECOMPOSITION BASED SPEECH ENHANCEMENT

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    .ROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION USING SINGULAR VALUE DECOMPOSITION BASED SPEECH ENHANCEMENT B. T. Lilly the performance of a speechrecognition system in the presence of noise, is to enhance the speech prior to its is the enhanced speech signal. In the experiments presented in this paper, we use singu- lar value decomposition

  17. Robust wavelet estimation and blind deconvolution of noisy surface seismics

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    van der Baan, Mirko

    Robust wavelet estimation and blind deconvolution of noisy surface seismics Mirko Van der Baan1 if the bandwidth of the seismic wavelet is narrow to very narrow; that is, if the wavelet bandwidth is similar to its principal frequency. The main problem is to estimate the phase of the wavelet with sufficient

  18. Eye Perturbation Approach for Robust Recognition of Inaccurately Aligned Faces

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    Bowyer, Kevin W.

    Eye Perturbation Approach for Robust Recognition of Inaccurately Aligned Faces Jaesik Min, Kevin W of the locations of facial features, such as the center of eyes, that are marked either manually or automatically. It is not guaranteed, however, that we always obtain the exact or optimal locations of the eye centers, and using

  19. Robust Hybrid Control for Autonomous Vehicle Motion Planning

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    Sontag, Eduardo

    Robust Hybrid Control for Autonomous Vehicle Motion Planning Emilio Frazzoli 1 Munther A. Dahleh 2 on a hybrid automaton, the states of which represent feasible trajectory primitives for the vehicle Eric Feron 3 Abstract The operation of an autonomous vehicle in an unknown, dynamic environment

  20. Robust Hybrid Control for Autonomous Vehicle Motion Planning

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    Feron, Eric

    Robust Hybrid Control for Autonomous Vehicle Motion Planning Emilio Frazzoli Munther A. Dahleh y Eric Feron z Abstract The operation of an autonomous vehicle in an unknown, dynamic environment is a very complex problem, especially when the vehicle is required to use its full maneuvering capabilities

  1. THE AUDIO DEGRADATION TOOLBOX AND ITS APPLICATION TO ROBUSTNESS EVALUATION

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    Mauch, Matthias

    THE AUDIO DEGRADATION TOOLBOX AND ITS APPLICATION TO ROBUSTNESS EVALUATION Matthias Mauch Sebastian.ewert}@eecs.qmul.ac.uk ABSTRACT We introduce the Audio Degradation Toolbox (ADT) for the controlled degradation of audio signals degradation. For example, audio is degraded by low-quality microphones, noisy recording environments, MP3

  2. Robust Strategy for Intake Leakage Detection in Diesel Engines

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Robust Strategy for Intake Leakage Detection in Diesel Engines Riccardo Ceccarelli , Philippe are provided using advanced Diesel engine developed under AMEsim. I. INTRODUCTION The modern Diesel engine has of the functioning of a air-path in a Diesel engine with exhaust gas recirculation circuit is presented. More

  3. SeRLoc: Robust Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Hochberg, Michael

    SeRLoc: Robust Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks LOUKAS LAZOS and RADHA POOVENDRAN University of Washington Many distributed monitoring applications of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) require of Wireless Sensor Networks to determine their location in an untrusted environment, known as the secure

  4. Information exchange and the robustness of organizational networks

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    Dodds, Peter

    Information exchange and the robustness of organizational networks Peter Sheridan Dodds* , Duncan J) and social (e.g., business firms). In this paper, we introduce a model of organizational networks according that ultrarobust organizational networks can be generated in an efficient and scalable manner. Our results

  5. The robust impact parameter profile of inelastic collisions

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    I. M. Dremin

    2014-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that the impact parameter profile of inelastic hadron collisions is robust to admissible variations of the shape of the diffraction cone of elastic scattering. This conclusion is obtained using the unitarity condition and experimental data only with no phenomenological model inputs.

  6. Energy and Deadline Constrained Robust Stochastic Static Resource Allocation

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    Maciejewski, Anthony A.

    Energy and Deadline Constrained Robust Stochastic Static Resource Allocation Mark A. Oxley1 of energy and deadline constrained static resource allocation where a collection of independent tasks ("bag of tasks stochastically. This research focuses on the design of energy-constrained resource allocation

  7. A ROBUST FINITE ELEMENT METHOD FOR DARCY--STOKES FLOW

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    Winther, Ragnar

    . When # = 0 the first equation in (1.1) has the form of Darcy's law for flow in a homogeneous porousA ROBUST FINITE ELEMENT METHOD FOR DARCY--STOKES FLOW KENT ANDRE MARDAL, XUE--CHENG TAI, AND RAGNAR the perturbation parameter is large, while it degenerates to a mixed formulation of Poisson's equation

  8. Robust Neuroimaging-Based Classification Techniques of Autistic vs. Typically

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    Farag, Aly A.

    abnormalities in several brain regions. Increased head size was the first observed characteristic in children1 Robust Neuroimaging-Based Classification Techniques of Autistic vs. Typically Developing Brain with autism. According to the published studies, different anatomical structures of the brain have been

  9. Robust Extremes in Chaotic Deterministic Systems Renato Vitolo,

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    , barotropic stabilisation, thermal diffusion and viscous-like dissipation). The model has a robust chaotic of the system's total energy have a smooth power law in TE. The following numerical study illustrates of values of x, proportional to the intensity of the convective motion [15], recorded every 0.5 time units

  10. Robust Controller Design and PID Tuning for Multivariable Processes

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    Marquez, Horacio J.

    Robust Controller Design and PID Tuning for Multivariable Processes Wen Tan Department approach, which gives a sub-optimal solution. Then a PID approximation method is proposed to reduce a high it serves as a PID tuning method for multivariable processes. Examples show that the method is easy to use

  11. Robust Path Planning and Feedback Design under Stochastic Uncertainty

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    Williams, Brian C.

    . Introduction Autonomous vehicles such as Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) need to be able to plan trajectories; prior work showed that a UAV operating at a constant altitude as well as other autonomous vehicles canRobust Path Planning and Feedback Design under Stochastic Uncertainty Lars Blackmore Autonomous

  12. A Probabilistic Particle Control Approach to Optimal, Robust Predictive Control

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    Williams, Brian C.

    Autonomous vehicles need to be able to plan trajectories to a specified goal that avoid obstacles; for example in the case of localization, the belief state about a vehicle's position can consist of highly non of predictive stochastic control is robust path planning for vehicles under un- certainty. Uncertainty arises

  13. Biological Development model for the Design of Robust Digital System

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Biological Development model for the Design of Robust Digital System Heng Liu Doctor of Philosophy and Keywords i Abstract This thesis presents a biologically-inspired developmental model for the design. The methods presented have been applied to produce a self-repairing two bit multiplier and an autonomous robot

  14. Robust Redundancy Elimination for Energy-aware Routing

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Robust Redundancy Elimination for Energy-aware Routing David Coudert Joint Project COATI I3S (CNRS¨ur Mathematik RWTH Aachen, Germany tieves@math2.rwth-aachen.de Abstract--Many studies have shown that energy-aware Network- ing, Energy-aware Routing, Redundancy Elimination. I. INTRODUCTION In modern communication

  15. Geometric Methods for Robust Stabilization of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles \\Lambda

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    Leonard, Naomi

    robustness and avoids having to linearize the dynamics (see [8]). The sliding mode con­ trol law consists's that avoids both lin­ earization and cancellation of nonlinearities. The pro­ posed control law is designed­ search under Grant N00014­96­1­0052. that is produced by gravitational and buoyant forces in a vehicle

  16. ROBUST SCALABLE VEHICLE CONTROL VIA NON-DIMENSIONAL VEHICLE DYNAMICS

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    Brennan, Sean

    - 1 - ROBUST SCALABLE VEHICLE CONTROL VIA NON-DIMENSIONAL VEHICLE DYNAMICS S. Brennan & A. Alleyne and spatial re-parameterization of the linear vehicle Bicycle Model is presented utilizing non-dimensional ratios of vehicle parameters called -groups. Investigation of the -groups using compiled data from 44

  17. ROBUST SCALABLE VEHICLE CONTROL VIA NON-DIMENSIONAL VEHICLE DYNAMICS

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    Brennan, Sean

    ROBUST SCALABLE VEHICLE CONTROL VIA NON-DIMENSIONAL VEHICLE DYNAMICS S. Brennan & A. Alleyne Dept, IL 61801 ABSTRACT A temporal and spatial re-parameterization of the well- known linear vehicle Bicycle Model is presented. This parameterization utilizes non-dimensional ratios of vehicle parameters

  18. `Glocal' Robustness Analysis and Model Discrimination for Circadian Oscillators

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    Wagner, Andreas

    Fe, New Mexico, United States of America, 6 Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America Abstract To characterize the behavior and robustness of cellular circuits with many unknown parameters is a major challenge for systems biology. Its difficulty

  19. Robust video denoising using low rank matrix completion , Chaoqiang Liu

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    Shen, Zuowei

    Robust video denoising using low rank matrix completion Hui Ji , Chaoqiang Liu , Zuowei Shen video denoising algorithms assume a sin- gle statistical model of image noise, e.g. additive Gaussian white noise, which often is violated in practice. In this pa- per, we present a new patch-based video

  20. Fast and Robust Algorithm for Compositional Modeling: Part II--

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    Firoozabadi, Abbas

    later) we have noticed that compositional modeling of a rich-retrograde gas condensate het- erogeneous of our study, stability analysis testing in the reduced space was formulated, and its robustness- sitional modeling, stability analysis testing in the reduction method was presented.1 In this paper, Part

  1. Robust Neural Sliding Mode Control of Robot Manipulators

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    Nguyen Tran Hiep [Le Quy Don University Hanoi-Vietnam (Viet Nam); Pham Thuong Cat [Institute of Information Technology, Academy of Science and Technology Vietnam (Viet Nam)

    2009-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper proposes a robust neural sliding mode control method for robot tracking problem to overcome the noises and large uncertainties in robot dynamics. The Lyapunov direct method has been used to prove the stability of the overall system. Simulation results are given to illustrate the applicability of the proposed method.

  2. A Robust Optimization Framework for Analyzing Distribution Systems with Transshipment

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    A Robust Optimization Framework for Analyzing Distribution Systems with Transshipment Mabel Chou operations. Mabel Chou NUS Business School National University of Singapore Singapore 117592 Email: bizchoum Email: dscsimm@nus.edu.sg Kut C. So The Paul Merage School of Business University of California Irvine

  3. Robust concatenated codes for the slow Rayleigh fading channel

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    Hsu, Teh-Hsuan

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we design a robust concatenated code for the Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) system in the presence of slow Rayleigh fading with no channel side information at the transmitter (no CSIT) and perfect channel side information...

  4. Dynamics of Evolutionary Robustness Alan Piszcz, Terence Soule

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    , University of Idaho Moscow, ID, USA apiszcz@acm.org, tsoule@cs.uidaho.edu ABSTRACT Recently there has been considerable interest in determin- ing whether, and how much, evolutionary pressure for ge- netic robustness of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made

  5. Tools for Living and Tools for Learning Stefan Carmien and Gerhard Fischer

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    Fischer, Gerhard

    Tools for Living and Tools for Learning Stefan Carmien and Gerhard Fischer University of Colorado as tools, particularly computational artifacts. We introduce the notions of tools for living and tools for the design of artifacts. The tools concept is then studied in the context of the Memory Aiding Prompting

  6. Micromilling of Metal Alloys with Focused Ion Beam-Fabricated Tools

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    ADAMS,DAVID P.; VASILE,M.J.; BENAVIDES,GILBERT L.; CAMPBELL,ANN N.

    1999-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This work combines focused ion beam sputtering and ultra-precision machining as a first step in fabricating microstructure in metals and alloys. Specifically, {approx}25{micro}m diameter micro-end mills are made from cobalt M42 high-speed steel and C2 micrograin tungsten carbide tool blanks by ion beam sputtering. A 20 keV focused gallium beam defines tool cutting edges having radii of curvature < 0.1{micro}m. Micro-end mills having 2, 4 and 5 cutting edges successfully machine small trenches in 6061-T4 aluminum, brass, 4340 steel and polymethyl methacrylate. Machined trench widths are approximately equal to the tool diameters and surface roughnesses (rms) are {approx}150 nm or less. Microtools are robust and operate for more than 6 hours without fracture. Results from ultra-precision machining aluminum at feed rates as high as 50 mm/minute are included.

  7. A Robust Four-Fluid Transient Flow Simulator as an Analysis and Decision Making Tool for Dynamic Kill Operation

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    Haghshenas, Arash

    2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    , outcomes of blowouts are unknown and should be studied before starting an operation. Plans should be available to prevent blowouts or provide safe and secure ways of controlling the well before the drilling operation starts. The plan should include...

  8. A Robust Four-Fluid Transient Flow Simulator as an Analysis and Decision Making Tool for Dynamic Kill Operation 

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    Haghshenas, Arash

    2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The worst scenario of drilling operation is blowout which is uncontrolled flow of formation fluid into the wellbore. Blowouts result in environmental damage with potential risk of injuries and fatalities. Although not all ...

  9. Combination drilling and skiving tool

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Stone, William J. (Kansas City, MO)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A combination drilling and skiving tool including a longitudinally extending hollow skiving sleeve slidably and concentrically mounted on a right-handed twist drill. Dogs or pawls provided on the internal periphery of the skiving sleeve engage with the helical grooves of the drill. During a clockwise rotation of the tool, the drill moves downwardly and the sleeve translates upwardly, so that the drill performs a drilling operation on a workpiece. On the other hand, the drill moves upwardly and the sleeve translates downwardly, when the tool is rotated in a counter-clockwise direction, and the sleeve performs a skiving operation. The drilling and skiving operations are separate, independent and exclusive of each other.

  10. Foundational Tools for Petascale Computing

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    Miller, Barton

    2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The Paradyn project has a history of developing algorithms, techniques, and software that push the cutting edge of tool technology for high-end computing systems. Under this funding, we are working on a three-year agenda to make substantial new advances in support of new and emerging Petascale systems. The overall goal for this work is to address the steady increase in complexity of these petascale systems. Our work covers two key areas: (1) The analysis, instrumentation and control of binary programs. Work in this area falls under the general framework of the Dyninst API tool kits. (2) Infrastructure for building tools and applications at extreme scale. Work in this area falls under the general framework of the MRNet scalability framework. Note that work done under this funding is closely related to work done under a contemporaneous grant, “High-Performance Energy Applications and Systems”, SC0004061/FG02-10ER25972, UW PRJ36WV.

  11. Tools for measuring surface cleanliness

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    Schroder, Mark Stewart (Hendersonville, NC); Woodmansee, Donald Ernest (Simpsonville, SC); Beadie, Douglas Frank (Greenville, SC)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A procedure and tools for quantifying surface cleanliness are described. Cleanliness of a target surface is quantified by wiping a prescribed area of the surface with a flexible, bright white cloth swatch, preferably mounted on a special tool. The cloth picks up a substantial amount of any particulate surface contamination. The amount of contamination is determined by measuring the reflectivity loss of the cloth before and after wiping on the contaminated system and comparing that loss to a previous calibration with similar contamination. In the alternative, a visual comparison of the contaminated cloth to a contamination key provides an indication of the surface cleanliness.

  12. Analytic tools for information warfare

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    Vandewart, R.L.; Craft, R.L.

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Information warfare and system surety (tradeoffs between system functionality, security, safety, reliability, cost, usability) have many mechanisms in common. Sandia`s experience has shown that an information system must be assessed from a {ital system} perspective in order to adequately identify and mitigate the risks present in the system. While some tools are available to help in this work, the process is largely manual. An integrated, extensible set of assessment tools would help the surety analyst. This paper describes one approach to surety assessment used at Sandia, identifies the difficulties in this process, and proposes a set of features desirable in an automated environment to support this process.

  13. Multivariable Robust Control of a Simulated Hybrid Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Gas Turbine Plant

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    Tsai, Alex [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (United States); Banta, Larry [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (United States); Tucker, David [National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States); Gemmen, Randall [National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States)

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work presents a systematic approach to the multivariable robust control of a hybrid fuel cell gas turbine plant. The hybrid configuration under investigation built by the National Energy Technology Laboratory comprises a physical simulation of a 300kW fuel cell coupled to a 120kW auxiliary power unit single spool gas turbine. The public facility provides for the testing and simulation of different fuel cell models that in turn help identify the key difficulties encountered in the transient operation of such systems. An empirical model of the built facility comprising a simulated fuel cell cathode volume and balance of plant components is derived via frequency response data. Through the modulation of various airflow bypass valves within the hybrid configuration, Bode plots are used to derive key input/output interactions in transfer function format. A multivariate system is then built from individual transfer functions, creating a matrix that serves as the nominal plant in an H{sub {infinity}} robust control algorithm. The controller’s main objective is to track and maintain hybrid operational constraints in the fuel cell’s cathode airflow, and the turbo machinery states of temperature and speed, under transient disturbances. This algorithm is then tested on a Simulink/MatLab platform for various perturbations of load and fuel cell heat effluence. As a complementary tool to the aforementioned empirical plant, a nonlinear analytical model faithful to the existing process and instrumentation arrangement is evaluated and designed in the Simulink environment. This parallel task intends to serve as a building block to scalable hybrid configurations that might require a more detailed nonlinear representation for a wide variety of controller schemes and hardware implementations.

  14. Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool...

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    Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to...

  15. DREAM tool increases space weather predictions

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    - 1 - DREAM tool increases space weather predictions April 13, 2012 Predicting space weather improved by new DREAM modeling tool Earth's radiation belts can now be studied with a new modeling tool DREAM comes into play. Radiation belt structure and dynamics revealed DREAM is a modeling tool

  16. Search Tool for Leveraged Procurement Agreements

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    Search Tool for Leveraged Procurement Agreements (LPA) Illustrated User Manual #12;2 Search Tool://www.bidsync.com #12;3 Search Tool for Leveraged Procurement Agreements (LPA) Rev. 5/5/09 Introduction Bid: Select Search Contracts/Leveraged Procurement Agreements (LPA's). #12;4 Search Tool for Leveraged

  17. VCAT: Visual Crosswalk Analysis Tool

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    Cleland, Timothy J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Forslund, David W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Cleland, Catherine A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    VCAT is a knowledge modeling and analysis tool. It was synthesized from ideas in functional analysis, business process modeling, and complex network science. VCAT discovers synergies by analyzing natural language descriptions. Specifically, it creates visual analytic perspectives that capture intended organization structures, then overlays the serendipitous relationships that point to potential synergies within an organization or across multiple organizations.

  18. Article Tools Printer-friendly

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    disease detection combines Nature's diagnostic tools with nanotechnology and electronics Posted: Nov 7th nanomaterials design and production Posted: Nov 6th, 2008 New research fuels continued growth of San Diego Clean-Tech cluster Posted: Nov 6th, 2008 Tiny solar cells power carbon nanotube sensor Posted: Nov 6th, 2008 Thailand

  19. TITANium Tips Assignment Tool tips

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    de Lijser, Peter

    TITANium Tips Assignment Tool tips: 1. Due Date: If a due date is set, this information(s). For more Assignment tips, go to: FDC FAQ page: http://fdc.fullerton.edu/titanium/faqs.html#assessing FDC Assignment support page: http://fdc.fullerton.edu/titanium/tii_support.html Tips for TurnItIn Assignment 1

  20. From Metaphor to Analytic Tool

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    Process Tracing From Metaphor to Analytic Tool Edited by ANDREW BENNETT and JEFFREY T. CHECKEL process tracing." Andrew Bennett is Professor of Government at Georgetown Uni versity. He is also: © VvoeVale/iStock.com series cover design: sue watson "Bennett and Checkel have assembled an im- pressive

  1. Bioenergy 2015: Attendee Networking Tool

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    For the Bioenergy 2015 Conference, this tool offers a concise listing of participants' background, areas of expertise, areas of need, and business contact information. Users can sort the information by clicking on the arrows in the header rows. Users can also filter by keywords by typing them into the search field in order to find individuals with skill sets complementary to their own.

  2. Timed model-based programming : executable specifications for robust mission-critical sequences

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    Ingham, Michel D. (Michel Donald), 1972-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is growing demand for high-reliability embedded systems that operate robustly and autonomously in the presence of tight real-time constraints. For robotic spacecraft, robust plan execution is essential during ...

  3. A Polynomial Chaos Approach to the Robust Analysis of the Dynamic Behaviour of Friction Systems

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Key word: Dry friction systems, Nonlinear dynamic systems, stability, limit cycle, robustness, uncertainty propagation, polynomial chaos, Lyapunov function, SOS programming. 1. Introduction Dry friction1 A Polynomial Chaos Approach to the Robust Analysis of the Dynamic Behaviour of Friction Systems

  4. Python Materials Genomics (pymatgen): A robust, open-source python library for materials analysis

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    Ceder, Gerbrand

    Python Materials Genomics (pymatgen): A robust, open-source python library for materials analysis-throughput a b s t r a c t We present the Python Materials Genomics (pymatgen) library, a robust, open

  5. Developing Biomimetic Design Principles for the Highly Optimized and Robust Design of Products and Their Components 

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    Wadia, Anosh Porus

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Engineering design methods focus on developing products that are innovative, robust, and multi-functional. In this context, the term robust refers to a product's ability to accomplish successfully its predetermined functions. ...

  6. Microphone array processing for speech : dual channel localization, robust beamforming, and ICA analysis

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    Zhang, Wenyi

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    thesis contributes to many aspects of microphone array based speech pro- cessing; robust beamforming algorithms, insights into blind

  7. Reliable p-median facility location problem: two-stage robust models ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    constraint Generation Method. Technical Report. submitted. Zhao, L., Zeng, B., 2010. Robust Unit Commitment Problem with Demand Response and Wind.

  8. Bringing food products into

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    Anderson, Jim

    , Spain, Sweden and the UK For these purposes, EU countries also include Andorra, Canary Islands, The Channel Islands, The Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland (except for caviar where, the Faroe Islands, Greenland or Iceland, when you are allowed a combined weight of up to 10kg per person

  9. Robust Monotonic Optimization Framework for Multicell MISO Systems

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    Björnson, Emil; Bengtsson, Mats; Ottersten, Björn

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The performance of multiuser systems is both difficult to measure fairly and to solve optimally. Most resource allocation problems are non-convex, even under simplifying assumptions such as perfect channel knowledge, homogeneous channel properties among users, and simple power constraints. Herein, we establish a general optimization framework that systematically solves these problems to global optimality. The proposed branch-reduce-and-bound (BRB) algorithm handles general multicell downlink systems with single-antenna users, multiantenna transmitters, arbitrary linear power constraints, and robustness to channel uncertainty. The problem of robust optimization with fairness-profile is solved at each iteration, which is a quasi-convex problem and a novel generalization of regular max-min fairness. The BRB algorithm is in general computationally costly, but it shows far better convergence than the previously known outer polyblock approximation algorithm. Our framework is suitable for computing benchmarks in gen...

  10. Robust Collimation Control of Laser-Generated Ion Beam

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    Kawata, S; Kamiyama, D; Nagashima, T; Barada, D; Gu, Y J; Li, X; Yu, Q; Kong, Q; Wang, P X

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The robustness of a structured collimation device is discussed for an intense-laser-produced ion beam. In this paper the ion beam collimation is realized by the solid structured collimation device, which produces the transverse electric field; the electric field contributes to reduce the ion beam transverse velocity and collimate the ion beam. Our 2.5 dimensional particle-in cell simulations demonstrate that the collimation device is rather robust against the changes in the laser parameters and the collimation target sizes. The intense short-pulse lasers are now available, and are used to generate an ion beam. The issues in the laser ion acceleration include an ion beam collimation, ion energy spectrum control, ion production efficiency, ion energy control, ion beam bunching, etc. The laser-produced ion beam tends to expand in the transverse and longitudinal directions during the ion beam propagation. The ion beam collimation is focused in this paper.

  11. Recap Weak Normal EC Strong Normal EC Robustness Combined with WCT Equivalence Class Testing

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    Mousavi, Mohammad

    Recap Weak Normal EC Strong Normal EC Robustness Combined with WCT Equivalence Class Testing: Equivalence Class Testing #12;Recap Weak Normal EC Strong Normal EC Robustness Combined with WCT Outline Recap Weak Normal EC Strong Normal EC Robustness Combined with WCT Mousavi: Equivalence Class Testing #12

  12. Robust control strategy for PV system integration in distribution systems M.J. Hossain a,

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    Robust control strategy for PV system integration in distribution systems M.J. Hossain a, , T t s " Robust control provides flexible photovoltaic (PV) accommodations. " A robust PV control can significantly enhance the penetration level. " The change in volatile PV generations is considered

  13. Robust Beamforming for Two-Way Relay Systems

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    Aziz, Ahsan

    2013-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    -way relay (TWR) systems. We will then discuss the concept of beamforming in wireless communications system and its application to relay networks. Next, we will introduce the concept of robust beamforming followed by a discussion on prior works... achieving a better decoding of the intended information. The applications of channel coding techniques for TWR systems by the authors of [6], where they introduced the use of lattice codes to directly decode a function of the two transmitted signals...

  14. Robust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein Structures

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

    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:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiation Protection TechnicalResonantNovember 15 toAdvances WindRobust,

  15. Smooth optimal quantum control for robust solid state spin magnetometry

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    Tobias Nöbauer; Andreas Angerer; Björn Bartels; Michael Trupke; Stefan Rotter; Jörg Schmiedmayer; Florian Mintert; Johannes Majer

    2014-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond show great potential as magnetic, electric and thermal sensors which are naturally packaged in a bio-compatible material. In particular, NV-based magnetometers combine small sensor volumes with high sensitivities under ambient conditions. The practical operation of such sensors, however, requires advanced quantum control techniques that are robust with respect to experimental and material imperfections, control errors, and noise. Here, we present a novel approach that uses Floquet theory to efficiently generate smooth and simple quantum control pulses with tailored robustness properties. We verify their performance by applying them to a single NV center and by characterising the resulting quantum gate using quantum process tomography. We show how the sensitivity of NV-ensemble magnetometry schemes can be improved by up to two orders of magnitude by compensating for inhomogeneities in both the control field and the spin transition frequency. Our approach is ideally suited for a wide variety of quantum technologies requiring high-fidelity, robust control under tight bandwidth requirements, such as spin-ensemble based memories involving high-Q cavities.

  16. Intrusion detection sensor testing tools

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    Hayward, D.R.

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Intrusion detection sensors must be frequently tested to verify that they are operational, and they must be periodically tested to verify that they are functioning at required performance levels. Concerns involving this testing can include: The significant amount of manpower required, inconsistent results due to variability in methods and personnel, exposure of personnel to hazardous environments, and difficulty in obtaining access to the areas containing some of the intrusion sensors. To address these concerns, the Department of Energy directed Sandia National Labs. to develop intrusion detection sensor testing tools. Over the past two years Sandia has developed several sensor testing tool prototypes. This paper describes the evolution of an exterior intrusion detection sensor tester and automatic data logger, and also describes various interior intrusion detection sensor test fixtures that can be remotely activated to simulate an intruder.

  17. A new well surveying tool

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    Haghighi, Manuchehr Mehdizabeh

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A NEW WELL SURVEYING TOOL A Thesis By MANUCHEHR MEHDIZABEH HAGHIGHI Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas ANM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Major Subject: PETROLEUM... by Surveying Device for S and 19 , N and 41 . 21 3. Comparison of Measured Angles and Angles Indicated by Surveying Device for NE snd 9 , W and 45 . . . . . . . ~ 22 ABSTRNl T Ever since the advent of rotary drilling the petroleum industry has been...

  18. Terascale Simulation Tools and Technologies

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    Li, Xiaolin

    2007-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the development of front tracking method as a simulation tool and technology for the computation on several important SciDAC and SciDAC associated applications. The progress includes the extraction of an independent software library from the front tracking code, conservative front tracking, applications of front tracking to the simulation of fusion pellet injection in a magnetically confined plasma, the study of a fuel injection jet, and the study of fluid chaotic mixing, among other problems.

  19. Acts -- A collection of high performing software tools for scientific computing

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    Drummond, L.A.; Marques, O.A.

    2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the past decades there has been a continuous growth in the number of physical and societal problems that have been successfully studied and solved by means of computational modeling and simulation. Further, many new discoveries depend on high performance computer simulations to satisfy their demands for large computational resources and short response time. The Advanced CompuTational Software (ACTS) Collection brings together a number of general-purpose computational tool development projects funded and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). These tools make it easier for scientific code developers to write high performance applications for parallel computers. They tackle a number of computational issues that are common to a large number of scientific applications, mainly implementation of numerical algorithms, and support for code development, execution and optimization. The ACTS collection promotes code portability, reusability, reduction of duplicate efforts, and tool maturity. This paper presents a brief introduction to the functionality available in ACTS. It also highlight the tools that are in demand by Climate and Weather modelers.

  20. Final Report "CoDeveloper: A Secure Web-Invocable Collaborative Software Development Tool"

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    Svetlana Shasharina

    2005-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern scientific simulations generate large datasets at remote sites with appropriate resources (supercomputers and clusters). Bringing these large datasets to the computers of all members of a distributed team of collaborators is often impractical or even impossible: there might not be enough bandwidth, storage capacity or appropriate data analysis and visualization tools locally available. To address the need to access remote data, avoid heavy Internet traffic and unnecessary data replication, Tech-X Corporation developed a tool, which allows running remote data visualization collaboratively and sharing the visualization objects as they get generated. The size of these objects is typically much smaller than the size of the original data. For marketing reasons, we renamed the product CoReViz. The detailed information on this product can be found at http://www.txcorp.com/products/CoReViz/. We installed and tested this tool at multiple machines at Tech-X and on seaborg at NERSC. In what follows, we give a detailed description of this tool.

  1. DataMover: robust terabyte-scale multi-file replication overwide-area networks

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    Sim, Alex; Gu, Junmin; Shoshani, Arie; Natarajan, Vijaya

    2004-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Typically, large scientific datasets (order of terabytes) are generated at large computational centers, and stored on mass storage systems. However, large subsets of the data need to be moved to facilities available to application scientists for analysis. File replication of thousands of files is a tedious, error prone, but extremely important task in scientific applications. The automation of the file replication task requires automatic space acquisition and reuse, and monitoring the progress of staging thousands of files from the source mass storage system, transferring them over the network, archiving them at the target mass storage system or disk systems, and recovering from transient system failures. We have developed a robust replication system, called DataMover, which is now in regular use in High-Energy-Physics and Climate modeling experiments. Only a single command is necessary to request multi-file replication or the replication of an entire directory. A web-based tool was developed to dynamically monitor the progress of the multi-file replication process.

  2. Gallium Lighting, LLC, Accepts Inaugural Position on the Industry Advisory Board of UC-Light Center to Help Bring Wireless Data

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    -Light Center to Help Bring Wireless Data Communications Capabilities to LED Lights Fayetteville, GA ­ February for their Energy Star rated products and produce some of the most energy efficient, environmentally friendly on the Industry Advisory Board for the Center for Ubiquitous Communication by Light (UC-Light Center) based

  3. The impact of tropical cyclones (TC) on global climate is still debated. They rapidly mix the water column beneath them, bringing cold water to the surface.

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    Jones, Peter JS

    of Climate, 21, 638 Sriver & Huber, 2007, Observational evidence for an ocean heat pump induced by tropicalThe impact of tropical cyclones (TC) on global climate is still debated. They rapidly mix the water column beneath them, bringing cold water to the surface. One way to parameterise this process

  4. January 2011: Happy New Year! Here's hoping 2011 brings you health, happiness, prosperity, and a lively connection with us here in the School of Engineering!

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    Holliday, JoAnne

    January 2011: Happy New Year! Here's hoping 2011 brings you health, happiness, prosperity Engineers Week Banquet Terry Shoup, Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Inductee Thursday, February 24 5, as he is inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame! Terry was selected for this honor

  5. The Vincent Meyer Colloquium Series recognizes the importance of bringing to the Technion campus distinguished academic short term visitors, with the aims of promoting both research

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    Pinsky, Ross

    The Vincent Meyer Colloquium Series recognizes the importance of bringing to the Technion campus Colloquium Schedule 2013: Time & Place: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 12:30, Meyer Bldg, Auditorium 1003 Speaker/Conceptual Geometries of Databases or Matrices Time & Place: Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 12:30, Meyer Bldg, Auditorium 1003

  6. Material feedback in digital design tools

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    Stanton, Christian J

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    How do design tools feedback material behavior to the designer? Digital design tools in use by designers today provide a rich environment for design of form but offer little feedback of the material that ultimately realize ...

  7. Remixing physical objects through tangible tools

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    Follmer, Sean (Sean Weston)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this document we present new tools for remixing physical objects. These tools allow users to copy, edit and manipulate the properties of one or more objects to create a new physical object. We already have these ...

  8. Built Environment Analysis Tool: April 2013

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    Porter, C.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This documentation describes the tool development. It was created to evaluate the effects of built environment scenarios on transportation energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This documentation also provides guidance on how to apply the tool.

  9. D&D and Risk Assessment Tools

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    ORISE and PNNL both developed tools to assist in the risk assessment and planning of D&D activities. PNNL developed a Risk D&D tool, a rapid prototype computerbased model, to evaluate...

  10. Software tools for the graphic designer

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    Henigan, Nardy

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes three packages of programs of interest to the graphic designers: (l) a tool for pointing at objects on the display monitor, (2) a tool for organizing sets of programs into interactive menus, and (3) ...

  11. Industrial Geospatial Analysis Tool for Energy Evaluation 

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    Alkadi, N.; Starke, M.; Ma, O.; Nimbalkar, S.; Cox, D.; Dowling, K.; Johnson, B.; Khan, S.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The tool applies statistical modeling to multiple datasets and provides information at the geospatial resolution of zip code using bottom up approaches. Within each zip code, the current version of the tool estimates electrical energy consumption...

  12. ENG ME/EC/SE 701: Optimal and robust control Fall 2011 ENG ME/EC/SE 701: Optimal and Robust Control, Fall 2011

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    emphases given on the optimal control portion. Under optimal control, topics will include the linear-domain (or classical) control (at the level of ME 404) and linear system theory (at the level of ME 501ENG ME/EC/SE 701: Optimal and robust control Fall 2011 ENG ME/EC/SE 701: Optimal and Robust Control

  13. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Decision Tool

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides an overview of the development of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program decision tool, purpose, and scope.

  14. Marketing & Driving Demand Collaborative - Social Media Tools...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    drivingdemandsocialmedia010611.pdf More Documents & Publications Marketing & Driving Demand: Social Media Tools & Strategies - January 16, 2011 Social Media for Natural...

  15. Development of a HT Seismic Tool

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    The program objective is to design; fabricate and field test two high temperature (HT) seismic tools in an EGS application.

  16. Boosted top: experimental tools overview

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    Emanuele Usai; for the ATLAS; CMS Collaborations

    2015-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    An overview of tools and methods for the reconstruction of high-boost top quark decays at the LHC is given in this report. The focus is on hadronic decays, in particular an overview of the current status of top quark taggers in physics analyses is presented. The most widely used jet substructure techniques, normally used in combination with top quark taggers, are reviewed. Special techniques to treat pileup in large cone jets are described, along with a comparison of the performance of several boosted top quark reconstruction techniques.

  17. The Xygra gun simulation tool.

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    Garasi, Christopher Joseph; Lamppa, Derek C.; Aubuchon, Matthew S.; Shirley, David Noyes; Robinson, Allen Conrad; Russo, Thomas V.

    2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Inductive electromagnetic launchers, or coilguns, use discrete solenoidal coils to accelerate a coaxial conductive armature. To date, Sandia has been using an internally developed code, SLINGSHOT, as a point-mass lumped circuit element simulation tool for modeling coilgun behavior for design and verification purposes. This code has shortcomings in terms of accurately modeling gun performance under stressful electromagnetic propulsion environments. To correct for these limitations, it was decided to attempt to closely couple two Sandia simulation codes, Xyce and ALEGRA, to develop a more rigorous simulation capability for demanding launch applications. This report summarizes the modifications made to each respective code and the path forward to completing interfacing between them.

  18. Sandia Energy - Models & Tools

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  19. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tools

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  20. Tool | OpenEI Community

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  1. Puerto Rico Disaster Decision Support Tool

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    Puerto Rico Disaster Decision Support Tool: An innovative step towards community resilience Support Tool Pilot Internet-based scalable mapping server Emergency management geo-referenced information for all municipalities in Puerto Rico #12;Disaster Decision Support Tool (DDST) What is a GIS

  2. Reporting Tools Course ID: FMS121

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    Reporting Tools Course ID: FMS121 PS Query 03/31/2009 © 2009 Northwestern University FMS121 0 Introduction to Query For Query Developers Query is an ad-hoc reporting tool that allows you to retrieve data will have access to both query viewer and query manager pages. #12;Reporting Tools Course ID: FMS121 PS

  3. Reporting Tools Course ID: FMS121

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    Reporting Tools Course ID: FMS121 PS Query 03/31/2009 © 2009 Northwestern University FMS121 0 Introduction to Query For Query Viewers Query is an ad-hoc reporting tool that allows you to retrieve data will have access to both query viewer and query manager pages. #12;Reporting Tools Course ID: FMS121 PS

  4. Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake Assessment Tools

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    Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake Assessment Tools Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology to deceleration in g's ­ Passing score: BE43.5 · Enforcement tool for only 3 years. · Based solely on brake Brake Research · CMVRTC research built on these enforcement tools ­ Correlation Study ­ Level-1 / PBBT

  5. Briefing Topic: Geologic Tools for the Moon

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    Briefing Topic: Geologic Tools for the Moon Review of Apollo David A. Kring 29 December 2009 #12 Apollo Lunar Sample Return Container 55 Small Tool Carrier 58 Large Tool Carrier 62 Crew Training on Apollo · Apollo 11 and 12 · 860 g (1.9 lb) · 41 cm hammer length · 16 cm head length · Apollo 14, 15, 16

  6. Moving on-Campus and Not Sure What to Bring? Moving in is an exciting part of being a college student but it can also cause anxiety. To ease the tension,

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    -perishable food items Coffee maker Please don't bring... Pets, with the exception of fish (with a limit of 25

  7. Robust Dynamical Decoupling Sequences for Individual Nuclear Spin Addressing

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    J. Casanova; J. F. Haase; Z. -Y. Wang; M. B. Plenio

    2015-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose the use of non-equally spaced decoupling pulses for high-resolution selective addressing of nuclear spins by a quantum sensor. The analytical model of the basic operating principle is supplemented by detailed numerical studies that demonstrate the high degree of selectivity and the robustness against static and dynamic control field errors of this scheme. We exemplify our protocol with an NV center-based sensor to demonstrate that it enables the identification of individual nuclear spins that form part of a large spin ensemble.

  8. Robust quantum parameter estimation: Coherent magnetometry with feedback

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    Stockton, John K.; Geremia, J.M.; Doherty, Andrew C.; Mabuchi, Hideo [Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics, Mail Code 12-33, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

    2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe the formalism for optimally estimating and controlling both the state of a spin ensemble and a scalar magnetic field with information obtained from a continuous quantum limited measurement of the spin precession due to the field. The full quantum parameter estimation model is reduced to a simplified equivalent representation to which classical estimation and control theory is applied. We consider both the tracking of static and fluctuating fields in the transient and steady-state regimes. By using feedback control, the field estimation can be made robust to uncertainty about the total spin number.

  9. The robustness of block truncation coding for image compression

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    Hinojosa, Teresa Yvonne

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2: Suppose ? &0 and ? & 0, then similarly, we again conclude that t)r = 0 and thus this is not a possible solution. 12 BE BE Case 3: Suppose ? 20 and ? & 0, then Ba Bb )t(r = ? g x, - a + g x. , - b x, sr tl = ? gx, . -a-gx, +b x, sr 2 2a 2..., ? g, a*(qq- )axa~q( -q)). BE BE Case 4: Suppose ? & 0 and ? 2 0, then Ba Bo similarly to case 3, )t(( will be given by equation (11). Thus for practical cases, we use equation (11) as the standard ty equation and use it to calculate the robustness...

  10. Robust Morphological Measures for Large-Scale Structure

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    T. Buchert

    1994-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A complete family of statistical descriptors for the morphology of large--scale structure based on Minkowski--Functionals is presented. These robust and significant measures can be used to characterize the local and global morphology of spatial patterns formed by a coverage of point sets which represent galaxy samples. Basic properties of these measures are highlighted and their relation to the `genus statistics' is discussed. Test models like a Poissonian point process and samples generated from a Voronoi--model are put into perspective.

  11. Conductive and robust nitride buffer layers on biaxially textured substrates

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    Sankar, Sambasivan [Chicago, IL; Goyal, Amit [Knoxville, TN; Barnett, Scott A [Evanston, IL; Kim, Ilwon [Skokie, IL; Kroeger, Donald M [Knoxville, TN

    2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to epitaxial, electrically conducting and mechanically robust, cubic nitride buffer layers deposited epitaxially on biaxially textured substrates such as metals and alloys. The invention comprises of a biaxially textured substrate with epitaxial layers of nitrides. The invention also discloses a method to form such epitaxial layers using a high rate deposition method as well as without the use of forming gases. The invention further comprises epitaxial layers of oxides on the biaxially textured nitride layer. In some embodiments the article further comprises electromagnetic devices which may have superconducting properties.

  12. Robust manipulation of superconducting qubits in the presence of fluctuations

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    Daoyi Dong; Chunlin Chen; Bo Qi; Ian R. Petersen; Franco Nori

    2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Superconducting quantum systems are promising candidates for quantum information processing due to their scalability and design flexibility. However, the existence of defects, fluctuations, and inaccuracies is unavoidable for practical superconducting quantum circuits. In this paper, a sampling-based learning control (SLC) method is used to guide the design of control fields for manipulating superconducting quantum systems. Numerical results for one-qubit systems and coupled two-qubit systems show that the "smart" fields learned using the SLC method can achieve robust manipulation of superconducting qubits even in the presence of large fluctuations and inaccuracies.

  13. Achieving Robustness to Uncertainty for Financial Decision-making

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    Barnum, George M. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Van Buren, Kendra L. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Hemez, Francois M. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Song, Peter [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

    2014-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This report investigates the concept of robustness analysis to support financial decision-making. Financial models, that forecast future stock returns or market conditions, depend on assumptions that might be unwarranted and variables that might exhibit large fluctuations from their last-known values. The analysis of robustness explores these sources of uncertainty, and recommends model settings such that the forecasts used for decision-making are as insensitive as possible to the uncertainty. A proof-of-concept is presented with the Capital Asset Pricing Model. The robustness of model predictions is assessed using info-gap decision theory. Info-gaps are models of uncertainty that express the “distance,” or gap of information, between what is known and what needs to be known in order to support the decision. The analysis yields a description of worst-case stock returns as a function of increasing gaps in our knowledge. The analyst can then decide on the best course of action by trading-off worst-case performance with “risk”, which is how much uncertainty they think needs to be accommodated in the future. The report also discusses the Graphical User Interface, developed using the MATLAB® programming environment, such that the user can control the analysis through an easy-to-navigate interface. Three directions of future work are identified to enhance the present software. First, the code should be re-written using the Python scientific programming software. This change will achieve greater cross-platform compatibility, better portability, allow for a more professional appearance, and render it independent from a commercial license, which MATLAB® requires. Second, a capability should be developed to allow users to quickly implement and analyze their own models. This will facilitate application of the software to the evaluation of proprietary financial models. The third enhancement proposed is to add the ability to evaluate multiple models simultaneously. When two models reflect past data with similar accuracy, the more robust of the two is preferable for decision-making because its predictions are, by definition, less sensitive to the uncertainty.

  14. Robust Polymer Composite Membranes for Hydrogen Separation | Department of

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  15. Robust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein Structures

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  16. Robust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein Structures

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  17. Robust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein Structures

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  18. Method for machining steel with diamond tools

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    Casstevens, J.M.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention is directed to a method for machine optical quality finishes and contour accuracies of workpieces of carbon-containing metals such as steel with diamond tooling. The wear rate of the diamond tooling is significantly reduced by saturating the atmosphere at the interface of the workpiece and the diamond tool with a gaseous hydrocarbon during the machining operation. The presence of the gaseous hydrocarbon effectively eliminates the deterioration of the diamond tool by inhibiting or preventing the conversion of the diamond carbon to graphite carbon at the point of contact between the cutting tool and the workpiece.

  19. Method for machining steel with diamond tools

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    Casstevens, John M. (Greenville, TX)

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention is directed to a method for machining optical quality inishes and contour accuracies of workpieces of carbon-containing metals such as steel with diamond tooling. The wear rate of the diamond tooling is significantly reduced by saturating the atmosphere at the interface of the workpiece and the diamond tool with a gaseous hydrocarbon during the machining operation. The presence of the gaseous hydrocarbon effectively eliminates the deterioration of the diamond tool by inhibiting or preventing the conversion of the diamond carbon to graphite carbon at the point of contact between the cutting tool and the workpiece.

  20. Robust Limits on Lorentz Violation from Gamma-Ray Bursts

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    John Ellis; Nick E. Mavromatos; Dimitri V. Nanopoulos; Alexander S. Sakharov; Edward K. G. Sarkisyan

    2005-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We constrain the possibility of a non-trivial refractive index in free space corresponding to an energy-dependent velocity of light: c(E) \\simeq c_0 (1 - E/M), where M is a mass scale that might represent effect of quantum-gravitational space-time foam, using the arrival times of sharp features observed in the intensities of radiation with different energies from a large sample of gamma-ray bursters (GRBs) with known redshifts. We use wavelet techniques to identify genuine features, which we confirm in simulations with artificial added noise. Using the weighted averages of the time-lags calculated using correlated features in all the GRB light curves, we find a systematic tendency for more energetic photons to arrive earlier. However, there is a very strong correlation between the parameters characterizing an intrinsic time-lag at the source and a distance-dependent propagation effect. Moreover, the significance of the earlier arrival times is less evident for a subsample of more robust spectral structures. Allowing for intrinsic stochastic time-lags in these features, we establish a statistically robust lower limit: M > 0.9x10^{16} GeV on the scale of violation of Lorentz invariance.

  1. Robust design and model validation of nonlinear compliant micromechanisms.

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    Howell, Larry L. (Brigham Young University, Provo, UT); Baker, Michael Sean; Wittwer, Jonathan W. (Brigham Young University, Provo, UT)

    2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the use of compliance or elastic flexibility in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) helps eliminate friction, wear, and backlash, compliant MEMS are known to be sensitive to variations in material properties and feature geometry, resulting in large uncertainties in performance. This paper proposes an approach for design stage uncertainty analysis, model validation, and robust optimization of nonlinear MEMS to account for critical process uncertainties including residual stress, layer thicknesses, edge bias, and material stiffness. A fully compliant bistable micromechanism (FCBM) is used as an example, demonstrating that the approach can be used to handle complex devices involving nonlinear finite element models. The general shape of the force-displacement curve is validated by comparing the uncertainty predictions to measurements obtained from in situ force gauges. A robust design is presented, where simulations show that the estimated force variation at the point of interest may be reduced from {+-}47 {micro}N to {+-}3 {micro}N. The reduced sensitivity to process variations is experimentally validated by measuring the second stable position at multiple locations on a wafer.

  2. On the robust optimization to the uncertain vaccination strategy problem

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    Chaerani, D., E-mail: d.chaerani@unpad.ac.id; Anggriani, N., E-mail: d.chaerani@unpad.ac.id; Firdaniza, E-mail: d.chaerani@unpad.ac.id [Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Padjadjaran Indonesia, Jalan Raya Bandung Sumedang KM 21 Jatinangor Sumedang 45363 (Indonesia)

    2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to prevent an epidemic of infectious diseases, the vaccination coverage needs to be minimized and also the basic reproduction number needs to be maintained below 1. This means that as we get the vaccination coverage as minimum as possible, thus we need to prevent the epidemic to a small number of people who already get infected. In this paper, we discuss the case of vaccination strategy in term of minimizing vaccination coverage, when the basic reproduction number is assumed as an uncertain parameter that lies between 0 and 1. We refer to the linear optimization model for vaccination strategy that propose by Becker and Starrzak (see [2]). Assuming that there is parameter uncertainty involved, we can see Tanner et al (see [9]) who propose the optimal solution of the problem using stochastic programming. In this paper we discuss an alternative way of optimizing the uncertain vaccination strategy using Robust Optimization (see [3]). In this approach we assume that the parameter uncertainty lies within an ellipsoidal uncertainty set such that we can claim that the obtained result will be achieved in a polynomial time algorithm (as it is guaranteed by the RO methodology). The robust counterpart model is presented.

  3. NAQSAT National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool NAQSAT National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool

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    NAQSAT National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool NAQSAT National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool Air Quality Assessment Tool For Livestock Producers & Advisors #12;NAQSAT The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) was developed for livestock producers and their advisors interested

  4. Your FAFSA and the IRS Data Retrieval Tool What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?

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    Moore, Paul A.

    Your FAFSA and the IRS Data Retrieval Tool What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool? The U.S. Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have collaborated to develop a tool that simplifies the completion of the FAFSA application. The IRS Data Retrieval tool allows FAFSA applicants and parents

  5. Process for selecting engineering tools : applied to selecting a SysML tool.

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    De Spain, Mark J.; Post, Debra S. (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); Taylor, Jeffrey L.; De Jong, Kent

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Process for Selecting Engineering Tools outlines the process and tools used to select a SysML (Systems Modeling Language) tool. The process is general in nature and users could use the process to select most engineering tools and software applications.

  6. A Smart Home Simulation Tool The Development of a Simulation Tool for Measuring

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    A Smart Home Simulation Tool The Development of a Simulation Tool for Measuring the Impact of a Smart Grid on a Private Home Michael Nysteen & Henrik Mynderup Kongens Lyngby 2012 IMM-M.Sc.-2012-117 #12;A Smart Home Simulation Tool The Development of a Simulation Tool for Measuring the Impact

  7. Augmented reality building operations tool

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    Brackney, Larry J.

    2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A method (700) for providing an augmented reality operations tool to a mobile client (642) positioned in a building (604). The method (700) includes, with a server (660), receiving (720) from the client (642) an augmented reality request for building system equipment (612) managed by an energy management system (EMS) (620). The method (700) includes transmitting (740) a data request for the equipment (612) to the EMS (620) and receiving (750) building management data (634) for the equipment (612). The method (700) includes generating (760) an overlay (656) with an object created based on the building management data (634), which may be sensor data, diagnostic procedures, or the like. The overlay (656) is configured for concurrent display on a display screen (652) of the client (642) with a real-time image of the building equipment (612). The method (700) includes transmitting (770) the overlay (656) to the client (642).

  8. Building America Webinar: Building America Research Tools | Department...

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    Building America Research Tools Building America Webinar: Building America Research Tools This webinar was held on March 18, 2015, and reviewed Building America research tools,...

  9. DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTRA-FACILITY CONTINUING EDUCATION PLANNING TOOL

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTRA-FACILITY CONTINUING EDUCATION PLANNING TOOL by Lori Anne Chovanak EDUCATION PLANNING TOOL............................................................................... 1..................................................................................... 8 Value of the Intra-facility Continuing Education Tool

  10. CLEAN-Technology Roadmapping: Lessons, Experiences and Tools...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Experiences and Tools Webinar Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Technology Roadmapping: Lessons, Experiences and Tools Webinar AgencyCompany Organization:...

  11. New Modularization Framework for the FAST Wind Turbine CAE Tool: Preprint

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    Jonkman, J.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NREL has recently put considerable effort into improving the overall modularity of its FAST wind turbine aero-hydro-servo-elastic tool to (1) improve the ability to read, implement, and maintain source code; (2) increase module sharing and shared code development across the wind community; (3) improve numerical performance and robustness; and (4) greatly enhance flexibility and expandability to enable further developments of functionality without the need to recode established modules. The new FAST modularization framework supports module-independent inputs, outputs, states, and parameters; states in continuous-time, discrete-time, and in constraint form; loose and tight coupling; independent time and spatial discretizations; time marching, operating-point determination, and linearization; data encapsulation; dynamic allocation; and save/retrieve capability. This paper explains the features of the new FAST modularization framework, as well as the concepts and mathematical background needed to understand and apply it correctly. It is envisioned that the new modularization framework will transform FAST into a powerful, robust, and flexible wind turbine modeling tool with a large number of developers and a range of modeling fidelities across the aerodynamic, hydrodynamic, servo-dynamic, and structural-dynamic components.

  12. Facilitating communities in designing and using their own community health impact assessment tool

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    Cameron, Colleen, E-mail: accamero@stfx.c [Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish NS B2G 2W5 (Canada); Ghosh, Sebanti, E-mail: sebantiasha@rediffmail.co [Association for Social and Health Advancement (ASHA), BE-135, Sector-1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700 064 (India); Eaton, Susan L., E-mail: susan.eaton@ns.sympatico.c [People Assessing Their Health (PATH) Network, 61 Brookland Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1V8 (Canada)

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Reducing health inequities and improving the health of communities require an informed public that is aware of the social determinants of health and how policies and programs have an impact on the health of their communities. People Assessing Their Health (PATH) is a process that uses community-driven health impact assessment to build the capacity of people to become active participants in the decisions that affect the well-being of their community. The PATH process is both a health promotion and a community development approach that builds people's ability to bring critical analysis to a situation and to engage in effective social action to bring about desired change. Because it increases analytical skills and provides communities with their own unique tool to assess the potential impact of projects, programs or policies on the health and well-being of their community it is an empowering process. PATH was originally used in three communities in northeastern Nova Scotia, Canada in 1996 when the Canadian health care system was being restructured to a more decentralized system. Since then it has been used in other communities in Nova Scotia and India. This paper will describe the PATH process and the use of the community health impact assessment as well as the methodology used in the PATH process. The lessons learned from PATH's experiences of building capacity among the community in Canada and India will be presented.

  13. The robustness of agent-based models of electricity wholesale markets

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    Newberry, David

    2012-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The robustness of agent-based models of electricity wholesale markets David Newberry May 2012 CWPE 1228 & EPRG 1213 The robustness of agent-based model of electricity wholesale markets... David Newberry May 2012 CWPE 1228 & EPRG 1213 www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk E P R G W O R K IN G P A P E R Abstract The robustness of agent-based models of electricity wholesale markets EPRG Working Paper 1213 Cambridge...

  14. Analysis and synthesis of HVDC controls for robust stability of power systems

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    Venkataraman, S.; Khammash, M.H.; Vittal, V. [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering] [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High Voltage DC (HVDC) links have controllable characteristics with potential for affecting system stability. This paper follows the robustness methodology procedure to analyze the stability robustness of HVDC controls in power systems over a range of operating conditions. A novel method to design power system controllers using the robustness methodology is also proposed. Numerical results for a sample test-system are obtained and compared with those obtained by conventional techniques.

  15. Performance-Based Evaluation of an Improved Robust Optimization Formulation

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    Vogel, Richard M.

    of risk, and ability to adapt. Formulating a tool to meet the information needs of a decision management; Benefit-cost analysis; Decision-making under uncertainty; Regional planning. Introduction), and (4) risk of performance deterioration (sustainability). In addition, a decision-maker may want

  16. An Exact Algorithm for Two-stage Robust Optimization with Mixed ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Robust unit commitment problem with demand response and wind energy. Technical report, available in optimization-online, University of South Florida, 2010.

  17. Robust Nitrogen Oxide/Ammonia Sensors for Vehicle On-board Emissions...

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

    and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting ace079mukundan2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Robust...

  18. August 2001 O.E. Karasan , M.C. Pinar , H. Yaman The Robust ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Two-Stage Robust Network Flow and Design for Demand Uncertainty April 2005 ... Approach for Large Scale Full Factorial Scenario Design of Data Uncertainty

  19. a min-max regret robust optimization approach for large scale full ...

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    admin

    2007-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    the full-factorial scenario design of data uncertainty. The proposed algorithm is shown to be efficient for solving large-scale min-max regret robust optimization ...

  20. LETTER Communicated by Valerie Ventura Information-Geometric Measures as Robust Estimators

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    Fellous, Jean-Marc

    LETTER Communicated by Valerie Ventura Information-Geometric Measures as Robust Estimators¨un, & Iyengar, 2005; Kass, Ventura, & Brown, 2005; Tatsuno, Lipa, & McNaughton, 2006; Shimazaki & Shinomoto

  1. Robust high-contrast companion detection from interferometric observations. The CANDID algorithm and an application to six binary Cepheids

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    Gallenne, A; Kervella, P; Monnier, J D; Schaefer, G H; Baron, F; Breitfelder, J; Bouquin, J B Le; Roettenbacher, R M; Gieren, W; Pietrzynski, G; McAlister, H; Brummelaar, T ten; Sturmann, J; Sturmann, L; Turner, N; Ridgway, S; Kraus, S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Long-baseline interferometry is an important technique to spatially resolve binary or multiple systems in close orbits. By combining several telescopes together and spectrally dispersing the light, it is possible to detect faint components around bright stars. Aims. We provide a rigorous and detailed method to search for high-contrast companions around stars, determine the detection level, and estimate the dynamic range from interferometric observations. We developed the code CANDID (Companion Analysis and Non-Detection in Interferometric Data), a set of Python tools that allows us to search systematically for point-source, high-contrast companions and estimate the detection limit. The search pro- cedure is made on a N x N grid of fit, whose minimum needed resolution is estimated a posteriori. It includes a tool to estimate the detection level of the companion in the number of sigmas. The code CANDID also incorporates a robust method to set a 3{\\sigma} detection limit on the flux ratio, which is based on an a...

  2. Accelerating Design of Batteries Using Computer-Aided Engineering Tools (Presentation)

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    Pesaran, A.; Kim, G. H.; Smith, K.

    2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Computer-aided engineering (CAE) is a proven pathway, especially in the automotive industry, to improve performance by resolving the relevant physics in complex systems, shortening the product development design cycle, thus reducing cost, and providing an efficient way to evaluate parameters for robust designs. Academic models include the relevant physics details, but neglect engineering complexities. Industry models include the relevant macroscopic geometry and system conditions, but simplify the fundamental physics too much. Most of the CAE battery tools for in-house use are custom model codes and require expert users. There is a need to make these battery modeling and design tools more accessible to end users such as battery developers, pack integrators, and vehicle makers. Developing integrated and physics-based CAE battery tools can reduce the design, build, test, break, re-design, re-build, and re-test cycle and help lower costs. NREL has been involved in developing various models to predict the thermal and electrochemical performance of large-format cells and has used in commercial three-dimensional finite-element analysis and computational fluid dynamics to study battery pack thermal issues. These NREL cell and pack design tools can be integrated to help support the automotive industry and to accelerate battery design.

  3. Robust quantum control using smooth pulses and topological winding

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    Edwin Barnes; Xin Wang; S. Das Sarma

    2015-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The greatest challenge in achieving the high level of control needed for future technologies based on coherent quantum systems is the decoherence induced by the environment. Here, we present an analytical approach that yields explicit constraints on the driving field which are necessary and sufficient to ensure that the leading-order noise-induced errors in a qubit's evolution cancel exactly. We derive constraints for two of the most common types of noise that arise in qubits: slow fluctuations of the qubit energy splitting and fluctuations in the driving field itself. By theoretically recasting a phase in the qubit's wavefunction as a topological winding number, we can satisfy the noise-cancelation conditions by adjusting driving field parameters without altering the target state or quantum evolution. We demonstrate our method by constructing robust quantum gates for two types of spin qubit: phosphorous donors in silicon and nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond.

  4. Frequency tracking and parameter estimation for robust quantum state estimation

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    Ralph, Jason F. [Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 3GJ (United Kingdom); Jacobs, Kurt [Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125 (United States); Hill, Charles D. [Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia)

    2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we consider the problem of tracking the state of a quantum system via a continuous weak measurement. If the system Hamiltonian is known precisely, this merely requires integrating the appropriate stochastic master equation. However, even a small error in the assumed Hamiltonian can render this approach useless. The natural answer to this problem is to include the parameters of the Hamiltonian as part of the estimation problem, and the full Bayesian solution to this task provides a state estimate that is robust against uncertainties. However, this approach requires considerable computational overhead. Here we consider a single qubit in which the Hamiltonian contains a single unknown parameter. We show that classical frequency estimation techniques greatly reduce the computational overhead associated with Bayesian estimation and provide accurate estimates for the qubit frequency.

  5. A robust algorithm for sky background computation in CCD images

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    F. Patat

    2003-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present a non-interactive algorithm to estimate a representative value for the sky background on CCD images. The method we have devised uses the mode as a robust estimator of the background brightness in sub-windows distributed across the input frame. The presence of contaminating objects is detected through the study of the local intensity distribution function and the perturbed areas are rejected using a statistical criterion which was derived from numerical simulations. The technique has been extensively tested on a large amount of images and it is suitable for fully automatic processing of large data volumes. The implementation we discuss here has been optimized for the ESO-FORS1 instrument, but it can be easily generalized to all CCD imagers with a sufficiently large field of view. The algorithm has been successfully used for the UBVRI ESO-Paranal night sky brightness survey (Patat 2003).

  6. Robustness of the detection probability for the sign detector

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    Huse, Elizabeth Ann

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -to-noise power ratio, yielding S Je Viewing P as a height function above this parameter manifold, a new manifold called the "performance manifold" is generated. As the performance manifold is traversed, the robustness of P can be explored by observing..., T=2, and k=0. 5, 1, 2 (I ON- IONS- I ISIS, SMO, ~ 102 0100- 0 02 0 ~ 00 00 I 12 IA '10 Il 2 M~I I 1, 00101 Selgel TROIS 0 OA 0 ~ 00 IN I 1. 1 IA IA IA 2 MaNge for lN, SOIM, NS IN 0 02 0 ~ OA 00 I 12 IA 10 1. 0 2 Figure 4: Marslope for+0...

  7. Quantum Limits and Robustness of Nonlinear Intracavity Absorption Spectroscopy

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    John K. Stockton; Ari K. Tuchman

    2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the limits of intracavity absorption spectroscopy with nonlinear media. Using a common theoretical framework, we compare the detection of a trace gas within an undriven cavity with gain near and above threshold, a driven cavity with gain kept just below threshold, and a cavity driven close to the saturation point of a saturable absorber. These phase-transition-based metrology methods are typically quantum-limited by spontaneous emission, and we compare them to the empty cavity shotnoise-limited case. Although the fundamental limits achievable with nonlinear media do not surpass the empty cavity limits, we show that nonlinear methods are more robust against certain technical noise models. This recognition may have applications in spectrometer design for devices operating in non-ideal field environments.

  8. Reduce, reuse, recycle, for robust cluster state generation

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    Clare Horsman; Katherine L. Brown; William J. Munro; Vivien M. Kendon

    2011-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Efficient generation of cluster states is crucial for engineering large-scale measurement-based quantum computers. Hybrid matter-optical systems offer a robust, scalable path to this goal. Such systems have an ancilla which acts as a bus connecting the qubits. We show that by generating smaller cluster "Lego bricks", reusing one ancilla per brick, the cluster can be produced with maximal efficiency, requiring fewer than half the operations compared with no bus reuse. By reducing the time required to prepare sections of the cluster, bus reuse more than doubles the size of the computational workspace that can be used before decoherence effects dominate. A row of buses in parallel provides fully scalable cluster state generation requiring only 20 CPhase gates per bus use.

  9. Robust mixtures in the presence of measurement errors

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    Jianyong Sun; Ata Kaban; Somak Raychaudhury

    2007-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a mixture-based approach to robust density modeling and outlier detection for experimental multivariate data that includes measurement error information. Our model is designed to infer atypical measurements that are not due to errors, aiming to retrieve potentially interesting peculiar objects. Since exact inference is not possible in this model, we develop a tree-structured variational EM solution. This compares favorably against a fully factorial approximation scheme, approaching the accuracy of a Markov-Chain-EM, while maintaining computational simplicity. We demonstrate the benefits of including measurement errors in the model, in terms of improved outlier detection rates in varying measurement uncertainty conditions. We then use this approach in detecting peculiar quasars from an astrophysical survey, given photometric measurements with errors.

  10. Rotary fast tool servo system and methods

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    Montesanti, Richard C. (Cambridge, MA); Trumper, David L. (Plaistow, NH)

    2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A high bandwidth rotary fast tool servo provides tool motion in a direction nominally parallel to the surface-normal of a workpiece at the point of contact between the cutting tool and workpiece. Three or more flexure blades having all ends fixed are used to form an axis of rotation for a swing arm that carries a cutting tool at a set radius from the axis of rotation. An actuator rotates a swing arm assembly such that a cutting tool is moved in and away from the lathe-mounted, rotating workpiece in a rapid and controlled manner in order to machine the workpiece. A pair of position sensors provides rotation and position information for a swing arm to a control system. A control system commands and coordinates motion of the fast tool servo with the motion of a spindle, rotating table, cross-feed slide, and in-feed slide of a precision lathe.

  11. Robust and efficient overset grid assembly for partitioned unstructured meshes

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    Roget, Beatrice, E-mail: broget@uwyo.edu; Sitaraman, Jayanarayanan, E-mail: jsitaram@uwyo.edu

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a method to perform efficient and automated Overset Grid Assembly (OGA) on a system of overlapping unstructured meshes in a parallel computing environment where all meshes are partitioned into multiple mesh-blocks and processed on multiple cores. The main task of the overset grid assembler is to identify, in parallel, among all points in the overlapping mesh system, at which points the flow solution should be computed (field points), interpolated (receptor points), or ignored (hole points). Point containment search or donor search, an algorithm to efficiently determine the cell that contains a given point, is the core procedure necessary for accomplishing this task. Donor search is particularly challenging for partitioned unstructured meshes because of the complex irregular boundaries that are often created during partitioning. Another challenge arises because of the large variation in the type of mesh-block overlap and the resulting large load imbalance on multiple processors. Desirable traits for the grid assembly method are efficiency (requiring only a small fraction of the solver time), robustness (correct identification of all point types), and full automation (no user input required other than the mesh system). Additionally, the method should be scalable, which is an important challenge due to the inherent load imbalance. This paper describes a fully-automated grid assembly method, which can use two different donor search algorithms. One is based on the use of auxiliary grids and Exact Inverse Maps (EIM), and the other is based on the use of Alternating Digital Trees (ADT). The EIM method is demonstrated to be more efficient than the ADT method, while retaining robustness. An adaptive load re-balance algorithm is also designed and implemented, which considerably improves the scalability of the method.

  12. ADVANCED POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS TOOLS

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    Robert R. Jensen; Steven A. Benson; Jason D. Laumb

    2001-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) modeling tools and improved analytical methods has provided key information in optimizing advanced power system design and operating conditions for efficiency, producing minimal air pollutant emissions and utilizing a wide range of fossil fuel properties. This project was divided into four tasks: the demonstration of the ash transformation model, upgrading spreadsheet tools, enhancements to analytical capabilities using the scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and improvements to the slag viscosity model. The ash transformation model, Atran, was used to predict the size and composition of ash particles, which has a major impact on the fate of the combustion system. To optimize Atran key factors such as mineral fragmentation and coalescence, the heterogeneous and homogeneous interaction of the organically associated elements must be considered as they are applied to the operating conditions. The resulting model's ash composition compares favorably to measured results. Enhancements to existing EERC spreadsheet application included upgrading interactive spreadsheets to calculate the thermodynamic properties for fuels, reactants, products, and steam with Newton Raphson algorithms to perform calculations on mass, energy, and elemental balances, isentropic expansion of steam, and gasifier equilibrium conditions. Derivative calculations can be performed to estimate fuel heating values, adiabatic flame temperatures, emission factors, comparative fuel costs, and per-unit carbon taxes from fuel analyses. Using state-of-the-art computer-controlled scanning electron microscopes and associated microanalysis systems, a method to determine viscosity using the incorporation of grey-scale binning acquired by the SEM image was developed. The image analysis capabilities of a backscattered electron image can be subdivided into various grey-scale ranges that can be analyzed separately. Since the grey scale's intensity is dependent on the chemistry of the particle, it is possible to map chemically similar areas which can also be related to the viscosity of that compound at temperature. A second method was also developed to determine the elements associated with the organic matrix of the coals, which is currently determined by chemical fractionation. Mineral compositions and mineral densities can be determined for both included and excluded minerals, as well as the fraction of the ash that will be represented by that mineral on a frame-by-frame basis. The slag viscosity model was improved to provide improved predictions of slag viscosity and temperature of critical viscosity for representative Powder River Basin subbituminous and lignite coals.

  13. EERE's State & Local Energy Data Tool

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    Shambarger, Erick; DeCesaro, Jennifer

    2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    EERE's State and Local Energy Data (SLED) Tool provides basic energy market information that can help state and local governments plan and implement clean energy projects, including electricity generation; fuel sources and costs; applicable policies, regulations, and financial incentives; and renewable energy resource potential. Watch this video to learn more about the tool and hear testimonials from real users about the benefits of using this tool.

  14. EERE's State & Local Energy Data Tool

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    Shambarger, Erick; DeCesaro, Jennifer

    2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    EERE's State and Local Energy Data (SLED) Tool provides basic energy market information that can help state and local governments plan and implement clean energy projects, including electricity generation; fuel sources and costs; applicable policies, regulations, and financial incentives; and renewable energy resource potential. Watch this video to learn more about the tool and hear testimonials from real users about the benefits of using this tool.

  15. Precision replenishable grinding tool and manufacturing process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Makowiecki, Daniel M. (Livermore, CA); Kerns, John A. (Livermore, CA); Blaedel, Kenneth L. (Livermore, CA); Colella, Nicholas J. (Livermore, CA); Davis, Pete J. (Pleasanton, CA); Juntz, Robert S. (Hayward, CA)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A reusable grinding tool consisting of a replaceable single layer of abrasive particles intimately bonded to a precisely configured tool substrate, and a process for manufacturing the grinding tool. The tool substrate may be ceramic or metal and the abrasive particles are preferably diamond, but may be cubic boron nitride. The manufacturing process involves: coating a configured tool substrate with layers of metals, such as titanium, copper and titanium, by physical vapor deposition (PVD); applying the abrasive particles to the coated surface by a slurry technique; and brazing the abrasive particles to the tool substrate by alloying the metal layers. The precision control of the composition and thickness of the metal layers enables the bonding of a single layer or several layers of micron size abrasive particles to the tool surface. By the incorporation of an easily dissolved metal layer in the composition such allows the removal and replacement of the abrasive particles, thereby providing a process for replenishing a precisely machined grinding tool with fine abrasive particles, thus greatly reducing costs as compared to replacing expensive grinding tools.

  16. Precision replenishable grinding tool and manufacturing process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Makowiecki, D.M.; Kerns, J.A.; Blaedel, K.L.; Colella, N.J.; Davis, P.J.; Juntz, R.S.

    1998-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A reusable grinding tool consisting of a replaceable single layer of abrasive particles intimately bonded to a precisely configured tool substrate, and a process for manufacturing the grinding tool are disclosed. The tool substrate may be ceramic or metal and the abrasive particles are preferably diamond, but may be cubic boron nitride. The manufacturing process involves: coating a configured tool substrate with layers of metals, such as titanium, copper and titanium, by physical vapor deposition (PVD); applying the abrasive particles to the coated surface by a slurry technique; and brazing the abrasive particles to the tool substrate by alloying the metal layers. The precision control of the composition and thickness of the metal layers enables the bonding of a single layer or several layers of micron size abrasive particles to the tool surface. By the incorporation of an easily dissolved metal layer in the composition such allows the removal and replacement of the abrasive particles, thereby providing a process for replenishing a precisely machined grinding tool with fine abrasive particles, thus greatly reducing costs as compared to replacing expensive grinding tools. 11 figs.

  17. Cooling airflow design tool for displacement ventilation.

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    Schiavon, Stefano; Bauman, Fred

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tool for Displacement Ventilation: User Notes 2|Page 5.air  temperature.   Ventilation effectiveness is equivalent for Displacement  Ventilation (Chen and Glicksman 2003).  

  18. Disposal Systems Evaluations and Tool Development - Engineered...

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

    stability at repository-relevant conditions, thermodynamic database development for cement and clay phases, and THMC coupled phenomena along with the development of tools and...

  19. Cooling load design tool for UFAD systems.

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    Bauman, Fred; Schiavon, Stefano; Webster, Tom; Lee, Kwang Ho

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    De- velopment of a Simplified Cooling Load Design Tool forand C. Benedek. 2007. “Cooling airflow design calculationscalculation method for design cooling loads in underfloor

  20. Tools and Strategies to Data Understanding

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

    may be interchangeable. VisualizationAnalyticsVisit Matlab Python tools: Numpy, Scipy, iPython, matplotlib Paraview Mathematica Perl IDL Python TCLTK... Read More peg High...

  1. Ootw Tool Requirements in Relation to JWARS

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    Hartley III, D.S.; Packard, S.L.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document reports the results of the CMke of the Secretary of Defense/Program Analysis & Evaluation (OSD/PA&E) sponsored project to identify how Operations Other Than War (OOTW) tool requirements relate to the Joint Warfare Simulation (JWARS) and, more generally, to joint analytical modeling and simulation (M&S) requirements. It includes recommendations about which OOTW tools (and functionality within tools) should be included in JWARS, which should be managed as joint analytical modeling and simulation (M&S) tools, and which should be left for independent development.

  2. Understanding teacher beliefs with reflective tools

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    Karwan, Vanessa Ann

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reflective Tools by Vanessa Ann Karwan Doctor of EducationLeadership by Vanessa Ann Karwan Committee in charge:Kathleen Cohn Copyright Vanessa Ann Karwan, 2009 All rights

  3. Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    After identifying institutional change rules and roles, a Federal agency should identify the tools that create the infrastructural context within which it can achieve its sustainability goals.

  4. Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training

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

    Tool (BEopt) 2 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov The Home of the Future....Today 3 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION:...

  5. Geographic Information Systems- Tools For Geotherm Exploration...

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    Systems- Tools For Geotherm Exploration, Tracers Data Analysis, And Enhanced Data Distribution, Visualization, And Management Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference...

  6. Science with Virtual Observatory Tools

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    P. Padovani

    2004-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The Virtual Observatory is now mature enough to produce cutting-edge science results. The exploitation of astronomical data beyond classical identification limits with interoperable tools for statistical identification of sources has become a reality. I present the discovery of 68 optically faint, obscured (i.e., type 2) active galactic nuclei (AGN) candidates in the two GOODS fields using the Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (AVO) prototype. Thirty-one of these sources have high estimated X-ray powers (>10^44 erg/s) and therefore qualify as optically obscured quasars, the so-called QSO 2. The number of these objects in the GOODS fields is now 40, an improvement of a factor > 4 when compared to the only 9 such sources previously known. By going ~ 3 magnitudes fainter than previously known type 2 AGN in the GOODS fields the AVO is sampling a region of redshift -- power space much harder to reach with classical methods. I also discuss the AVO move to our next phase, the EURO-VO, and our short-term plans to continue doing science with the Virtual Observatory.

  7. Cooperative Testing and Analysis: Human-Tool, Tool-Tool, and Human-Human Cooperations to Get Work Done

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    Xie, Tao

    Done (Keynote Paper) Tao Xie Department of Computer Science North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, USA xie@csc.ncsu.edu Abstract--Tool automation to reduce manual effort has been an active research (or even users) to cooperate to help tools such as in the form of crowdsourcing. A new research

  8. Advanced Epi Tools for Gallium Nitride Light Emitting Diode Devices

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    Patibandla, Nag; Agrawal, Vivek

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the course of this program, Applied Materials, Inc., with generous support from the United States Department of Energy, developed a world-class three chamber III-Nitride epi cluster tool for low-cost, high volume GaN growth for the solid state lighting industry. One of the major achievements of the program was to design, build, and demonstrate the world’s largest wafer capacity HVPE chamber suitable for repeatable high volume III-Nitride template and device manufacturing. Applied Materials’ experience in developing deposition chambers for the silicon chip industry over many decades resulted in many orders of magnitude reductions in the price of transistors. That experience and understanding was used in developing this GaN epi deposition tool. The multi-chamber approach, which continues to be unique in the ability of the each chamber to deposit a section of the full device structure, unlike other cluster tools, allows for extreme flexibility in the manufacturing process. This robust architecture is suitable for not just the LED industry, but GaN power devices as well, both horizontal and vertical designs. The new HVPE technology developed allows GaN to be grown at a rate unheard of with MOCVD, up to 20x the typical MOCVD rates of 3{micro}m per hour, with bulk crystal quality better than the highest-quality commercial GaN films grown by MOCVD at a much cheaper overall cost. This is a unique development as the HVPE process has been known for decades, but never successfully commercially developed for high volume manufacturing. This research shows the potential of the first commercial-grade HVPE chamber, an elusive goal for III-V researchers and those wanting to capitalize on the promise of HVPE. Additionally, in the course of this program, Applied Materials built two MOCVD chambers, in addition to the HVPE chamber, and a robot that moves wafers between them. The MOCVD chambers demonstrated industry-leading wavelength yield for GaN based LED wafers and industry-leading uptime enabled in part by a novel in-situ cleaning process developed in this program.

  9. Robust InformationTheoretic Private Information Retrieval # Amos Beimel + Yoav Stahl #

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    Beimel, Amos

    of server or communication problems. In this work, we design robust PIR protocols, i.e., protocols which various ro­ bust PIR protocols giving different tradeoffs between the different parameters. We first present a generic transformation from regular PIR protocols to robust PIR protocols. We then present two

  10. ICOSSAR 2009 September 14th, 2009 On the Impact of Robust Statistics

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    Hable, Robert

    about exact, true probabilities Successfully applied to many engineering problems Robust Statistics statistics hardly received attention in engineering science Robert Hable University of Bayreuth, Germany PageICOSSAR 2009 September 14th, 2009 On the Impact of Robust Statistics on Imprecise Probability

  11. Switched system modeling and robust steering control in a hot strip mill

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Switched system modeling and robust steering control in a hot strip mill I. Malloci J. Daafouz C. Abstract: In this article, a robust steering control for the last phase of the rolling process in a hot. The switchings make the system unstable and the task of the tail end steering control consists in guaranteeing

  12. A robust PCR method for high-dimensional regressors and Sabine Verboven

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    (NMR), Ultra-Violet spectrometry (UV), Energy dispersive X-Ray Flu- orescence spectrometry (EDA robust PCR method for high-dimensional regressors Mia Hubert and Sabine Verboven Revised version, Belgium, sabine.verboven@ua.ac.be. 1 #12;A robust PCR method for high-dimensional regressors SHORT TITLE

  13. Robustness of Circadian Clocks to Daylight Fluctuations: Hints from the Picoeucaryote Ostreococcus tauri

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    Lefranc, Marc

    Robustness of Circadian Clocks to Daylight Fluctuations: Hints from the Picoeucaryote Ostreococcus in daylight intensity on the core circadian oscillator, a type of perturbation that has been rarely considered F, Bouget F-Y, et al. (2010) Robustness of Circadian Clocks to Daylight Fluctuations: Hints from

  14. Efficient and Robust Non-Rigid Least-Squares Rectification of Medical Images

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    Orchard, Jeffery J.

    imaging, robust statistics, least-squares. 1 Introduction Advances in medical imaging techniques haveEfficient and Robust Non-Rigid Least-Squares Rectification of Medical Images A. Wong Department of the major problems facing medical imaging is the presence of geometric distortions inherent in an imaging

  15. Dandelion: Cooperative Content Distribution with Robust Incentives Michael Sirivianos Xiaowei Yang Stanislaw Jarecki

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    Pâris, Jehan-François

    Dandelion: Cooperative Content Distribution with Robust Incentives Michael Sirivianos Xiaowei Yang in coopera- tive content distribution. First, it provides robust incentives for clients who possess content- Web [13,24, 30, 36] lack a viable economic model to scale. This work explores a cost

  16. Dandelion: Cooperative Content Distribution with Robust Incentives Michael Sirivianos Xiaowei Yang Stanislaw Jarecski

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    Yang, Xiaowei

    Dandelion: Cooperative Content Distribution with Robust Incentives Michael Sirivianos Xiaowei Yang- tive content distribution. First, it provides robust incentives for clients who possess content- Web [11,20, 26, 31] lack a viable economic model to scale. This work explores a cost

  17. Robust Regulation for a Magnetic Levitation System* Claudio Bonivento Luca Gentili Lorenzo Marconi Roberto Naldi

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    Sontag, Eduardo

    of input constraint and an internal model-based regulator is designed. Keywords: Nonlinear Output Regulation, Magnetic Lev- itation System, Complementary Current Condition, Robust Control, Saturated FeedbackRobust Regulation for a Magnetic Levitation System* Claudio Bonivento Luca Gentili Lorenzo Marconi

  18. A Robust Boundary Detection Algorithm Based on Connectivity Only for 3D Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Jin, Miao

    A Robust Boundary Detection Algorithm Based on Connectivity Only for 3D Wireless Sensor Networks algorithm, dubbed Coconut, for 3D wireless sensor networks. It first constructs a tetrahedral structure known in practical wireless sensor networks. Third, it is robust to sensor distribution, effectively

  19. Hover Flight Control of a Small Helicopter Using Robust Backstepping and PID

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    Hover Flight Control of a Small Helicopter Using Robust Backstepping and PID Tushar K. Roy and Matt the translational trajectory, while the inner loop (attitude control) controller is designed by means of PID the advantages of both robust backstepping and PID, particularly it is simple and easy to implement and tune

  20. FPI4 5:00 ROBUST CONTROL OF PARTICLE ACCELERATORS* W. Joel D. Johnson

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    FPI4 5:00 ROBUST CONTROL OF PARTICLE ACCELERATORS* W. Joel D. Johnson Los Alamos National of an electron particle accelerator. This new scheme has greater stability and performance robustness than was previously achieved. 1. Introduction One application of an electron particle accelerator is to drive a Free