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Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages | Department of Energy  

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

Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages Docket No. EO-05-01. Order No. 202-05-03: Pursuant 10 the United States Department of Energy "DOE") Order No. 102-05-3, issued December 20, 2005 ("DOE Potomac River Order''), Pepco hereby files this Further Notice Of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages serving the Potomac River Substation, and through thaI station, the District of Columbia. Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages More Documents & Publications Docket No. EO-05-01: Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy, Case No. EO-05-01: Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Concerning Planned Outages of the 230 kV circuits

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Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages | Department of Energy  

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

Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages Docket No. EO-05-01. Order No. 202-05-03: Pursuant 10 the United States Department of Energy "DOE") Order No. 102-05-3, issued December 20, 2005 ("DOE Potomac River Order''), Pepco hereby files this Further Notice Of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages serving the Potomac River Substation, and through thaI station, the District of Columbia. Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages More Documents & Publications Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy, Case No. EO-05-01: Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Concerning Planned Outages of the 230 kV circuits Docket No. EO-05-01: Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages

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Docket No. EO-05-01: Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages |  

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

Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages Docket No. EO-05-01: Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages Docket No. EO-05-01. Pursuant to the United States Department of Energy Order No. 202-05-03, issued December 20, 2005 directing Mirant Potomac River to generate electricity at Potomac River Generating Station, PEPCO hereby files this Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages. Docket No. EO-05-01: Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages More Documents & Publications Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy, Case No. EO-05-01: Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Concerning Planned Outages of the 230 kV circuits Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy Case No.

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A DC CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY PACK  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A DC CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY PACK Geoff Walker Dept of Computer Science vehicle battery packs require DC circuit breakers for safety. These must break thousands of Amps DC at hundreds of Volts. The Sunshark solar racing car has a 140V 17Ahr battery box which needs such a breaker

Walker, Geoff

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Design of a step-down DC-DC controller integrated circuit with adaptive dead-time control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A constant-frequency peak current mode synchronous step-down DC-DC controller integrated circuit has been designed with adaptive dead-time control. The adaptive dead-time control circuitry is implemented as digital ...

Li, Zhipeng, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Basic DC Meter Design ECE 2100 Circuit Analysis Laboratory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Basic DC Meter Design ECE 2100 Circuit Analysis Laboratory updated 8 January 2008 Pre-Laboratory Assignment 1. Design an ammeter with full scale current IFS equal to 5 mA using a meter movement rated at 0.5 mA and 100 mV. 2. Design a voltmeter with a full scale voltage VFS equal to 10 V using the meter

Miller, Damon A.

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Outage Log  

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For Users Live Status Global Queue Look Scheduled Outages Outage Log Edison Login Node Status Hopper Login Node Status Hopper User Environment Monitoring Carver Login Node Status...

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Edison Revisited: Should we use DC Circuits for Lighting in Commercial  

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Edison Revisited: Should we use DC Circuits for Lighting in Commercial Edison Revisited: Should we use DC Circuits for Lighting in Commercial Buildings? Speaker(s): Brinda Thomas Date: March 7, 2012 - 12:30pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Chris Marnay This seminar summarizes work from a forthcoming Energy Policy paper and thoughts on future work to understand the economics of DC building circuits. We examined the economic feasibility of a general application of DC building circuits to operate commercial lighting systems. We compare light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and fluorescents that are powered by either a central DC power supply or traditional AC grid electricity, with and without solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery back-up. We find that there are limited life-cycle ownership cost and capital cost benefits of DC

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DC Arc Fault Detection and Circuit Interruption Technologies for Photovoltaic Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the United States, much like the rest of the world, rapid growth in photovoltaic (PV) systems is currently taking place. These systems are being installed in open fields, on parking structures, and on residential or commercial rooftops. Unfortunately, electrical arcing within a PV system’s DC circuits has caused some fires. DC-sourced electrical fires are difficult to extinguish if arcing originates from unprotected source circuits within a PV array. Several high-visibility structural fires ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Potomac River Project Outage Schedule Clarification | Department of Energy  

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

Potomac River Project Outage Schedule Clarification Potomac River Project Outage Schedule Clarification Potomac River Project Outage Schedule Clarification Docket No. EO-05-01. Order No. 202-07-02: Based on the most current information we have for both circuits, the new outage dates are listed below: Outage Duration Feeder Out April 30, 2007 - June 1, 2007 Circuit 1 June 2, 2007 - July 1, 2007 Circuit 2 Potomac River Project Outage Schedule Clarification More Documents & Publications Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy, Case No. EO-05-01: Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) evised plan for transmission outages for the 230 kV circuits Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station PEPCO Comments on Special Environmental Analysis For Actions Taken Under U.S. Department of Energy Emergency Orders Regarding Operation of the

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Pepco Update on Current Construction Work and Mirant Generation Needs for Pepco's Planned June Line Outage  

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

May 25, 2007 May 25, 2007 Kevin Kolevar Director of the Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 Dear Mr. Kolevar, DOE has requested that Pepco provide an update on the current work to install two new 230 kilovolt circuits into Potomac River substation and to evaluate the need for generation from the Potomac River plant to support the anticipated line outage during June, 2007. An outage on one of the 230 kV circuits is currently underway and is currently scheduled to be completed by June 2, 2007. Mirant has supported this outage with generation required to match the Potomac River area load from the substation. This has required the operation of all 5 generating units located at

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Potomac River Project Outage Schedule Clarification | Department of Energy  

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

River Project Outage Schedule Clarification River Project Outage Schedule Clarification Potomac River Project Outage Schedule Clarification Docket No. EO-05-01. Order No. 202-07-02: Based on the most current information we have for both circuits, the new outage dates are listed below: Outage Duration Feeder Out April 30, 2007 - June 1, 2007 Circuit 1 June 2, 2007 - July 1, 2007 Circuit 2 Potomac River Project Outage Schedule Clarification More Documents & Publications Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy, Case No. EO-05-01: Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) evised plan for transmission outages for the 230 kV circuits PEPCO Comments on Special Environmental Analysis For Actions Taken Under U.S. Department of Energy Emergency Orders Regarding Operation of the Potomac River Generating Station in Alexandria, Virginia

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Power outages often spur questions around burying power lines ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Smart grid technology, which would allow a utility to pinpoint problems, divert power through other circuits to minimize outages, and optimize crew deployments is ...

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Improving Outage Performance: Outage Optimization Process  

SciTech Connect

Planned outage performance is a key measure of how well an Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is operated. Performance during planned outages strongly affects virtually all of a plant's performance metrics. In recognition of this fact, NPP operators worldwide have and continue to focus on improving their outage performance. The process of improving outage performance is commonly referred to as 'Outage Optimization' in the industry. This paper starts with a summary of the principles of Outage Optimization. It then provides an overview of a process in common use in the USA and elsewhere to manage the improvement of planned outages. The program described is comprehensive in that it involves managing improvement in both the Preparation and Execution phases of outage management. (author)

LaPlatney, Jere J. [AREVA NP (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outage Management Benchmarking Guideline  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Benchmarking of power plant outages will help plants target performance improvements to specific elements of a plant outage program in order to improve overall availability, reliability, and safety while decreasing generation costs. EPRI's "Outage Management Benchmarking Guideline" builds on the Institute's fossil and nuclear plant experience with routine maintenance and extends that to outage maintenance processes. The guideline describes the initial steps in an outage benchmarking effort and 13 key ele...

2003-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Outage Effectiveness Measurement Methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The efficiency of an outage program and the correctness of the outage process are important to the continuous improvement and long-term success of the plant. This report, based on a collective of industry experience, EPRI publications, and power conference data, is an aid to utility and plant management and staff to understanding the outage effectiveness methods and metrics relative to outage planning, execution, and post-outage operations.

2004-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 42, 231–238, 2005 c ? 2005 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. Manufactured in The Netherlands. Cascode Monolithic DC-DC Converter for Reliable Operation at High Input Voltages  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. A cascode bridge circuit for monolithic switching DC-DC converters operating at high input voltages is proposed in this paper. The proposed circuit can also be used as an I/O buffer to interface circuits operating at significantly different voltages. The circuit technique permits the full integration of the active and passive devices of a switching DC-DC converter with a high voltage conversion ratio in a standard low voltage CMOS technology. The cascode bridge structure guarantees the reliable operation of deep submicrometer MOSFETs without exposure to high voltage stress while operating at high input and output voltages. With the proposed circuit technique, steady-state voltage differences between the terminals of all of the MOSFETs in a switching DC-DC converter are maintained within a range imposed by a target low voltage CMOS technology. High-to-low DC-DC converters operating at input voltages up to three times as high as the maximum voltage that can be directly applied across the terminals of a MOSFET are described. An efficiency of 79.6 % is achieved for 5.4 volts to 0.9 volts conversion assuming a 0.18 µm CMOS technology. The DC-DC converter operates at a switching frequency of 97 MHz while supplying a DC current of 250 mA to the load. Key Words: low voltage DC-DC converters, monolithic voltage regulators, low voltage CMOS technology, MOSFET reliability issues, high voltage stress 1.

Volkan Kursun; Siva G. Narendra; Vivek K. De; Eby G. Friedman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DC CIRCUIT POWERED BY ORBITAL MOTION: MAGNETIC INTERACTIONS IN COMPACT OBJECT BINARIES AND EXOPLANETARY SYSTEMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The unipolar induction DC circuit model, originally developed by Goldreich and Lynden-Bell for the Jupiter-Io system, has been applied to different types of binary systems in recent years. We show that there exists an upper limit to the magnetic interaction torque and energy dissipation rate in such a model. This arises because when the resistance of the circuit is too small, the large current flow severely twists the magnetic flux tube connecting the two binary components, leading to the breakdown of the circuit. Applying this limit, we find that in coalescing neutron star binaries, magnetic interactions produce negligible correction to the phase evolution of the gravitational waveform, even for magnetar-like field strengths. However, energy dissipation in the binary magnetosphere may still give rise to electromagnetic radiation prior to the final merger. For ultracompact white dwarf binaries, we find that unipolar induction does not provide adequate energy dissipation to explain the observed X-ray luminosities of several sources. For exoplanetary systems containing close-in Jupiters or super-Earths, the magnetic torque and energy dissipation induced by the orbital motion are negligible, except possibly during the early T Tauri phase, when the stellar magnetic field is stronger than 10{sup 3} G.

Lai Dong [Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850 (United States)

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Sustained Outage | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sustained Outage Sustained Outage Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Sustained Outage The deenergized condition of a transmission line resulting from a fault or disturbance following an unsuccessful automatic reclosing sequence and/or unsuccessful manual reclosing procedure.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A power outage (also power cut, blackout, or power failure) is a short- or long-term loss of the electric power to an area. There are many causes of power failures in an electricity network. Examples of these causes include faults at power stations, damage to electric transmission lines, substations or other parts of the distribution system, a short circuit, or the overloading of electricity mains. Power failures are particularly critical at sites where the environment and public safety are

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Modeling and Computer Simulation of the Pulsed Powering of Mechanical D.C. Circuit Breakers for the CERN/LHC Superconducting Magnet Energy Extraction System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This article presents the results of modeling and computer simulation of non-linear devices such as the Electromagnetic Driver of a D.C. Circuit Breaker. The mechanical and electromagnetic parts of the Driver are represented as equivalent electrical circuits and all basic processes of the Driver's magnetic circuit are calculated.

Anushat, V; Erokhin, A; Kussul, A; Medvedko, A S

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating...  

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

The next planned outage on xxxxx high voltage circuit between Palmers Corner Substation and the Potomac River Generating Station is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 2007 and will...

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Notice of Unplanned Outage at the Mirant Potomac River Plant | Department  

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

Unplanned Outage at the Mirant Potomac River Plant Unplanned Outage at the Mirant Potomac River Plant Notice of Unplanned Outage at the Mirant Potomac River Plant Docket No. EO-05-01. Order No. 202-05-03: Pursuant to the United States Department of Energy ("DOE") Order No_ 202-05-3, issued December 20, 2005 ("DOE Potomac River Order"), Pepco hereby files this notice of an unplanned outage of one of the 230kV circuits serving the Potomac River Substation, and through that station, the District of Columbia. Notice of Unplanned Outage at the Mirant Potomac River Plant More Documents & Publications Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy, Case No. EO-05-01: Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Concerning Planned Outages of the 230 kV circuits Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages

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Extended outages at several nuclear plants led to high outage ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Outages at U.S. nuclear power plants so far in 2012 are generally higher than in recent years because of extended forced outages at four nuclear power plants.

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Transmission outage data collection for multiple related outage events  

SciTech Connect

This paper focuses on the information required to provide a basis for the analysis of forced multiple outage events. It recaps research as well as the bulk transmission outage collection up-rate that was performed. This paper identifies trends and addresses their impact on bulk transmission outage data collection.

Lauby, M.G. (Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (USA)); Maillant, G.R. (Electricite de France (EDF)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The electromagnetic "memory" of a dc-conducting resistor: a relativity argument and the electrical circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A circuit-field problem is considered. A resistor conducting a constant current is argued to be associated with electromagnetic energy accumulated in the surrounded space, though contrary to the case of an inductor or a capacitor, this energy is always associated with both magnetic and electrical fields. The circuit-theory point of view saying that a resistor has no electromagnetic memory is accepted, but the necessarily involved (in view of the field argument) capacitance and inductiveness are argued then also not be associated with any memory. The mutually completing circuit and physical arguments are presented as a dialog between a physicist and an electrical engineer. How can you call "parasitic" the elements that represent the fields due to which your resistor at all receives the energy?! -- asks the physicist finally.

Emanuel Gluskin

2010-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station |  

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

Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station Docket No. EO-05-01. In accordance with DOE Order No. 202-05-03 Pepco is required to provide notification of any and all 230kV planned outages at Potomac River Generating Station. On Tuesday February 20, 2007 Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) will be taking a planned outage on the 23106 high voltage circuit between the Palmer's Corner Substation and the Potomac River Generating Station. Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station More Documents & Publications Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy Case No. EO-05-01: Advanced Notice of Power Outages. Special Environmental Analysis For Actions Taken under U.S. Department of

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Outage management and health physics issue, 2009  

SciTech Connect

The focus of the May-June issue is on outage management and health physics. Major articles include the following: Planning and scheduling to minimize refueling outage, by Pat McKenna, AmerenUE; Prioritizing safety, quality and schedule, by Tom Sharkey, Dominion; Benchmarking to high standards, by Margie Jepson, Energy Nuclear; Benchmarking against U.S. standards, by Magnox North, United Kingdom; Enabling suppliers for new build activity, by Marcus Harrington, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy; Identifying, cultivating and qualifying suppliers, by Thomas E. Silva, AREVA NP; Creating new U.S. jobs, by Francois Martineau, Areva NP. Industry innovation articles include: MSL Acoustic source load reduction, by Amir Shahkarami, Exelon Nuclear; Dual Methodology NDE of CRDM nozzles, by Michael Stark, Dominion Nuclear; and Electronic circuit board testing, by James Amundsen, FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company. The plant profile article is titled The future is now, by Julia Milstead, Progress Energy Service Company, LLC.

Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Outage dose reduction achievements during shorter refueling outages  

SciTech Connect

Achievement of dose reduction goals has been demonstrated at the Limerick Generating Station during the past three refueling outages in 1995-96. Shorter refueling outages were accomplished by carefully selecting outage work and thoroughly planning the work. Limerick Unit 1 completed its outage in 35 d; Unit 2 in 23 d in 1995; Unit 1 completed its outage in 24 d in 1996. The four previous outages at Unit I had taken from 100 to 127 days. European plants were visited by plant supervisors to develop improved management approaches to optimizing outage performance from work planning to work implement. Cofrentes in Spain and KKL Leibstadt in Switzerland were visited in 1994 because of their similar design and outage durations consistently below 35 d. This paper describes the radiation protection practices observed at European plants and implemented at Limerick to achieve efficiency of work practices and adequacy of radiological controls. Specific radiation protection initiatives discussed include electronic dosimetry system, break areas, wash sinks, scrub suits, zone mapping and self-monitoring. Outage achievements in 1995 and 1996 has assured Limerick continued BWR industry leadership as the lowest annual person-rem BWRs in the U.S..

Harris, W.O.; Taylor, S. [Limerick Generating Station, Sanatoga, PA (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating...  

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

The next planned outage on xxxxx high voltage circuit between xxxxx and xxxxx is tentatively scheduled for Saturday May 19, 2007 and will begin at 4:00 AM with a scheduled return...

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Cell outage management in LTE networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cell outage management is a functionality aiming to automatically detect and mitigate outages that occur in radio networks due to unexpected failures. We envisage that future radio networks autonomously detect an outage based on measurements, from e.g., ...

M. Amirijoo; L. Jorguseski; T. Kürner; R. Litjens; M. Neuland; L. C. Schmelz; U. Türke

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lassoing Line Outages in the Smart Power Grid  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fast and accurate unveiling of power line outages is of paramount importance not only for preventing faults that may lead to blackouts, but also for routine monitoring and control tasks of the smart grid, including state estimation and optimal power flow. Existing approaches are either challenged by the \\emph{combinatorial complexity} issues involved, and are thus limited to identifying single- and double-line outages; or, they invoke less pragmatic assumptions such as \\emph{conditionally independent} phasor angle measurements available across the grid. Using only a subset of voltage phasor angle data, the present paper develops a near real-time algorithm for identifying multiple line outages at the affordable complexity of solving a quadratic program via block coordinate descent iterations. The novel approach relies on reformulating the DC linear power flow model as a \\emph{sparse} overcomplete expansion, and leveraging contemporary advances in compressive sampling and variable selection using the least-abso...

Zhu, Hao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OpenEI Community - outages  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

have been preparing for an imminent threat that could lead to a substantial and prolonged power outage for utility customers not only on the East Coast, but also as far west as...

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Radio frequency dc-dc power conversion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

THIS THESIS addresses the development of system architectures and circuit topologies for dc-dc power conversion at very high frequencies. The systems architectures that are developed are structured to overcome limitations ...

Rivas, Juan, 1976-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Reduced Sustained Outages | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Outages Outages Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Reduced Sustained Outages A sustained outage is one lasting >5 minutes, excluding major outages and wide-scale outages. The monetary benefit of reducing sustained outages is based on the value of service (VOS) of each customer class. The VOS parameter represents the total cost of a power outage per MWh. This cost includes the value of unserved energy, lost productivity, collateral damage, administrative costs, the value of penalties and performance-based rates. Functions that lead to this benefit can reduce the likelihood that there will be an outage, allow the system to be reconfigured on the fly to help restore service to as many customers as possible, enable a quicker response in the restoration effort, or mitigate the impact of an outage

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DC picogrids: a case for local energy storage for uninterrupted power to DC appliances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An increasing number of appliances now operate on DC and providing uninterrupted power supply (UPS) to them through outages requires two conversions: first from an energy store, typically a DC battery, to AC mains and then from AC mains to the DC input ... Keywords: DC picogrid, conversion losses, power source identification

Sunil Kumar Ghai, Zainul Charbiwala, Swarnalatha Mylavarapu, Deva P. Seetharamakrishnan, Rajesh Kunnath

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Examination of the Exacter Outage-Avoidance System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A routine inspection program is one tool that utilities can use to reduce failures on their circuits and minimize customer outages. By identifying problems for repair before they develop into failures, an inspection program can be a cost-effective method for enhancing the quality and reliability of electric service. The present methods used to detect and locate underperforming power system hardware can be time consuming and can involve physical complexities and require line crews with bucket trucks to tr...

2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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outages | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

66 66 Varnish cache server Home Groups Community Central Green Button Applications Developer Utility Rate FRED: FRee Energy Database More Public Groups Private Groups Features Groups Blog posts Content Stream Documents Discussions Polls Q & A Events Notices My stuff Energy blogs 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142234866 Varnish cache server outages Home Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(2002) Super contributor 29 October, 2012 - 14:46 East Coast Utilities prepare for Hurricane Sandy East Coast Hurricane Sandy OpenEI outages storm United States Utility Companies As Hurricane Sandy continues to track towards the coast of the Eastern United States, utility companies have been preparing for an imminent threat that could lead to a substantial and prolonged power outage for utility

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Definition: Reduced Major Outages | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Outages Outages Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Reduced Major Outages A major outage is defined using the beta method, per IEEE Std 1366-2003 (IEEE Power Engineering Society 2004). The monetary benefit of reducing major outages is based on the VOS of each customer class. The VOS parameter represents the total cost of a power outage per MWh. This cost includes the value of unserved energy, lost productivity, collateral damage, the value of penalties and performance-based rates. Functions that lead to this benefit can mitigate major outages by allowing the system to be reconfigured on the fly to help restore service to as many customers as possible, enable a quicker response in the restoration effort, or mitigate the impact of an outage through islanding or alternative power supply.[1]

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Definition: Outage Management System | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Outage Management System Outage Management System A software application that can process outage reports from a variety of utility operational systems including SCADA, AMI, and customer phone calls, and display outage information to utility operators. The OMS can help a utility interpret outage information and determine where the likely cause of an outage may be. It can also help the utility optimize its service restoration resources.[1] Related Terms advanced metering infrastructure References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/outage_management_system [[C LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ategory: Smart Grid Definitionssmart grid,smart grid, |Template:BASEPAGENAME]]smart grid,smart grid, Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Outage_Management_System&oldid=502507

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Broadcast Outages for NIST Radio Station WWVB  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Numerous short outages while station was undergoing maintenance and testing during daylight hours. WWVB operated at reduced power during ...

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Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A commutation circuit for a high voltage DC circuit breaker incorporates a resistor capacitor combination and a charging circuit connected to the main breaker, such that a commutating capacitor is discharged in opposition to the load current to force the current in an arc after breaker opening to zero to facilitate arc interruption. In a particular embodiment, a normally open commutating circuit is connected across the contacts of a main DC circuit breaker to absorb the inductive system energy trapped by breaker opening and to limit recovery voltages to a level tolerable by the commutating circuit components. 13 figs.

Premerlani, W.J.

1981-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A commutation circuit for a high voltage DC circuit breaker incorporates a resistor capacitor combination and a charging circuit connected to the main breaker, such that a commutating capacitor is discharged in opposition to the load current to force the current in an arc after breaker opening to zero to facilitate arc interruption. In a particular embodiment, a normally open commutating circuit is connected across the contacts of a main DC circuit breaker to absorb the inductive system energy trapped by breaker opening and to limit recovery voltages to a level tolerable by the commutating circuit components.

Premerlani, William J. (Scotia, NY)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station |  

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

In accordance with DOE Order No. 202-05-03 Pepco is In accordance with DOE Order No. 202-05-03 Pepco is required to provide notification of any and all 230kV planned outages at Potomac River Generating Station. On Tuesday February 20, 2007 Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) will be taking a planned outage on the 23106 high voltage circuit between the Palmer's Corner Substation and the Potomac River Generating Station. Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station More Documents & Publications Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy Case No. EO-05-01: Advanced Notice of Power Outages. Special Environmental Analysis For Actions Taken under U.S. Department of Energy Emergency Orders Regarding Operation of the Potomac River Generating Station in Alexandria, Virginia

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Definition: Reduced Momentary Outages | Open Energy Information  

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Momentary Outages Momentary Outages Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Reduced Momentary Outages By locating faults more accurately or adding electricity storage, momentary outages could be reduced or eliminated. Moreover, fewer customers on the same or adjacent distribution feeders would experience the momentary interruptions associated with reclosing. Momentary outages last <5 min in duration. The benefit to consumers is based on the value of service.[1] Related Terms electricity storage technologies, electricity generation, smart grid References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Benefits' An in LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. line Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Reduced_Momentary_Outages&oldid=493094

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Broadcast Outages for NIST Radio Station WWVB  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Broadcast Outages for WWVB. ... WWVB will be operating at 1/2 power (35 kW) during the daylight hours on weekdays from September 14, 2009 until ...

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A Review of Power Outages and Restoration Following the June 2012 Derecho |  

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

A Review of Power Outages and Restoration Following the June 2012 A Review of Power Outages and Restoration Following the June 2012 Derecho A Review of Power Outages and Restoration Following the June 2012 Derecho August 7, 2012 - 11:16am Addthis The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released a report that reviews power outages and restoration efforts following the June 29, 2012 Derecho and compares them to outages and restoration efforts following other spring and summer storms in the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic regions. View the Report. Addthis Related Articles Salazar, Chu Announce Major Offshore Wind Initiatives A Review of Power Outages and Restoration Following the June 2012 Derecho Response to Hurricane Irene - Restoring Power on the East Coast President Barack Obama listens to Acting Energy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman during a meeting with electric utility CEOs and trade association representatives at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2013. | Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

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Track NERSC Scheduled and Unscheduled Outages in Google Calendar  

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Track NERSC Outages in Google Calendar Track NERSC Outages in Google Calendar March 22, 2013 by Jack Deslippe (0 Comments) Outages are now available in Google calendar form. You...

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North American Electric Reliability Council Outage Announcement |  

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

Council Outage Announcement Council Outage Announcement North American Electric Reliability Council Outage Announcement Starting at about 4:11 p.m. EDT, major losses of electric load occurred in the northeastern United States and Canada in the Eastern Interconnection. Although the exact cause is not known at present, the outages are not the result of a terrorist attack. The areas most affected center around the Great Lakes: Michigan, Ohio, New York City, Ontario, Quebec, northern New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. North American Electric Reliability Council Outage Announcement More Documents & Publications Blackout 2003: Final Report on the August 14, 2003 Blackout in the United States and Canada: Causes and Recommendations Blackout 2003: Blackout Final Implementation Report

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Phase-Shifted Full Bridge DC-DC Converter with Energy Recovery Clamp and Reduced Circulating Current  

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Phase-Shifted Full Bridge DC-DC Converter with Energy Recovery Clamp and Reduced Circulating an improved PSFB DC-DC converter using only a modified energy recovery clamp circuit attached at the secondary and/or output voltage changes. Section II describes the PSFB DC-DC circuit with the proposed energy

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Managing turbine-generator outages by computer  

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This article describes software being developed to address the need for computerized planning and documentation programs that can help manage outages. Downsized power-utility companies and the growing demand for independent, competitive engineering and maintenance services have created a need for a computer-assisted planning and technical-direction program for turbine-generator outages. To meet this need, a software tool is now under development that can run on a desktop or laptop personal computer to assist utility personnel and technical directors in outage planning. Total Outage Planning Software (TOPS), which runs on Windows, takes advantage of the mass data storage available with compact-disc technology by archiving the complete outage documentation on CD. Previous outage records can then be indexed, searched, and viewed on a computer with the click of a mouse. Critical-path schedules, parts lists, parts order tracking, work instructions and procedures, custom data sheets, and progress reports can be generated by computer on-site during an outage.

Reinhart, E.R. [Reinhart and Associates, Inc., Austin, TX (United States)

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORNL Network Outage, Friday, April 15, 9:30 p.m. to Date  

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Outage Outage All externally accessible ORNL servers, including the ORNL DAAC Web Site, http://daac.ornl.gov are experiencing network outages or slow connectivity at this time. The ORNL Information Technology's Cyber Security Program is working hard to restore full external functionality. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience during our down time. At this time you can explore our Web site and access data products including MODIS Land Products Subsets, albeit slowly. The following tools: Mercury (Simple Search and Advanced Product Search) WebGIS Spatial Data Access Tool (SDAT) Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services (THREDDS) Data Server (TDS) as well as the following Web Sites: Mast-DC FLUXNET are not available. You may experience problems signing-in or

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Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for March 2011 through June 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Assessment of Refinery Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for March 2011 through June 2011 APRIL 2011 www.eia.gov U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 U.S. Energy Information Administration / Market Assessment of Planned Refinery Outages / March 2011 - June 2011 ii This report was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. By law, EIA's data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views in this report therefore should not be construed as representing those of the Department of Energy or other Federal agencies. U.S. Energy Information Administration / Market Assessment of Planned Refinery Outages /

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Systems and Services Outage Notification Policy  

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Job Logs & Analytics Job Logs & Analytics Training & Tutorials Software Accounts & Allocations Policies Acknowledge NERSC Allocation Eligibility Allocation Management Computer Security Computer Use Data Management Passwords Queue Scheduling Usage Charges System Outages Data Analytics & Visualization Data Management Policies Science Gateways User Surveys NERSC Users Group User Announcements Help Operations for: Passwords & Off-Hours Status 1-800-66-NERSC, option 1 or 510-486-6821 Account Support https://nim.nersc.gov accounts@nersc.gov 1-800-66-NERSC, option 2 or 510-486-8612 Consulting http://help.nersc.gov consult@nersc.gov 1-800-66-NERSC, option 3 or 510-486-8611 Home » For Users » Policies » System Outages Systems Outage Notification Policy To be considered a scheduled outage, the user community must be notified of

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Definition: Forced Outage | Open Energy Information  

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Forced Outage Forced Outage Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Forced Outage The removal from service availability of a generating unit, transmission line, or other facility for emergency reasons., The condition in which the equipment is unavailable due to unanticipated failure.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, transmission line References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Forced_Outage&oldid=480310" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties About us Disclaimers Energy blogs Linked Data

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August 14, 2003 Power Outages Â… Announcement  

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

Ellen P. Vancko Ellen P. Vancko evancko@nerc.com Power Outage Update ⎯ 8/16/2003 11 a.m. EDT The bulk electric transmission system in the United States and Canada has been restored and is operating reliably. Many of the generating units that tripped off line during the outage have returned to service and additional generating units are expected to return to service over the weekend. Virtually all customers have been returned to electric service, although some customers will continue to experience rotating outages due to generating capacity availability. Some rotating outages may also be necessary on Monday depending on the status of the generating units returning to service and the electrical demand. "NERC is conducting a thorough investigation into this event in conjunction with the regional

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Outage Milestone Manual for Fossil-Fueled Power Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The efficiency of an outage program and the correctness of the outage process are important to the continuous improvement and long-term success of a utility and plant. This report--based on collective industry experience; Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) publications; and outage conference, meeting, and workshop data--provides guidance for utility and plant management and staff involved in outage planning, execution, and post-outage operations and in restarting the planning cycle in preparation f...

2010-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Outage Management Guidelines for Fossil- Fueled Power Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The efficiency of an outage program and the correctness of the outage process are important to the continuous improvement and the long-term success of a utility and plant. This report, based on collective industry experience, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) publications, and outage conference, meeting, and workshop data, provides guidance for utility/plant management and staff involved in outage planning, execution, and post-outage operations and in restarting the planning cycle in preparation f...

2006-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Assessment of Planned Refinery Outages March Â… June 2009  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

09)/1 09)/1 Market Assessment of Planned Refinery Outages March - June 2009 March 2009 Energy Information Administration Office of Oil and Gas U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 This report was prepared by the Energy Information Administration, the independent statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. The information contained herein should be attributed to the Energy Information Administration and should not be construed as advocating or reflecting any policy position of the U.S. Department of Energy or any other organization. Service Reports are prepared by the Energy Information Administration upon special request and are based on assumptions specified by the requestor.

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Microsoft Word - 112706 Final Outage Letter PUBLIC.doc  

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

CRITICAL ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE INFORMATION CRITICAL ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE INFORMATION REMOVED FOR PRIVILEGED TREATMENT November 27, 2006 Lawrence Mansueti Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability U.S. Department of Energy Rm. 8H-033 1000 Independence Avenue Washington, D.C. 20585 Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy Case No. EO-05-01 Dear Mr. Mansueti: Potomac Electric Power Company ("Pepco"), on behalf of itself and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. ("PJM"), is providing you with information regarding the planned transmission outages that are scheduled for the upcoming months. In accordance with its internal procedures developed pursuant to the December 20, 2005 order in the captioned proceeding, Order No. 202-05-03 ("December 20 Order"), Pepco will provide

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Contingency Analysis of Cascading Line Outage Events  

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As the US power systems continue to increase in size and complexity, including the growth of smart grids, larger blackouts due to cascading outages become more likely. Grid congestion is often associated with a cascading collapse leading to a major blackout. Such a collapse is characterized by a self-sustaining sequence of line outages followed by a topology breakup of the network. This paper addresses the implementation and testing of a process for N-k contingency analysis and sequential cascading outage simulation in order to identify potential cascading modes. A modeling approach described in this paper offers a unique capability to identify initiating events that may lead to cascading outages. It predicts the development of cascading events by identifying and visualizing potential cascading tiers. The proposed approach was implemented using a 328-bus simplified SERC power system network. The results of the study indicate that initiating events and possible cascading chains may be identified, ranked and visualized. This approach may be used to improve the reliability of a transmission grid and reduce its vulnerability to cascading outages.

Thomas L Baldwin; Magdy S Tawfik; Miles McQueen

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Auxiliary resonant DC tank converter  

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An auxiliary resonant dc tank (ARDCT) converter is provided for achieving soft-switching in a power converter. An ARDCT circuit is coupled directly across a dc bus to the inverter to generate a resonant dc bus voltage, including upper and lower resonant capacitors connected in series as a resonant leg, first and second dc tank capacitors connected in series as a tank leg, and an auxiliary resonant circuit comprising a series combination of a resonant inductor and a pair of auxiliary switching devices. The ARDCT circuit further includes first clamping means for holding the resonant dc bus voltage to the dc tank voltage of the tank leg, and second clamping means for clamping the resonant dc bus voltage to zero during a resonant period. The ARDCT circuit resonantly brings the dc bus voltage to zero in order to provide a zero-voltage switching opportunity for the inverter, then quickly rebounds the dc bus voltage back to the dc tank voltage after the inverter changes state. The auxiliary switching devices are turned on and off under zero-current conditions. The ARDCT circuit only absorbs ripples of the inverter dc bus current, thus having less current stress. In addition, since the ARDCT circuit is coupled in parallel with the dc power supply and the inverter for merely assisting soft-switching of the inverter without participating in real dc power transmission and power conversion, malfunction and failure of the tank circuit will not affect the functional operation of the inverter; thus a highly reliable converter system is expected.

Peng, Fang Z. (Knoxville, TN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Cascading Outage | Open Energy Information  

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Cascading Outage Cascading Outage Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Cascading Outage The uncontrolled successive loss of system elements triggered by an incident at any location. Cascading results in widespread electric service interruption that cannot be restrained from sequentially spreading beyond an area predetermined by studies.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A cascading failure is a failure in a system of interconnected parts in which the failure of a part can trigger the failure of successive parts. Such a failure may happen in many types of systems, including power transmission, computer networking, finance and bridges. Cascading failures usually begin when one part of the system fails. When this happens, nearby nodes must then take up the slack for the failed component. This overloads

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Outage management and health physics issue, 2007  

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The focus of the May-June issue is on outage management and health physics. Major articles/reports in this issue include: India: a potential commercial opportunity, a U.S. Department of Commerce Report, by Joe Neuhoff and Justin Rathke; The changing climate for nuclear energy, by Skip Bowman, Nuclear Energy Insitute; Selecting protective clothing, by J. Mark Price, Southern California Edison; and Succssful refurbishment outage, by Sudesh K. Gambhir, Omaha Public Power District. Industry innovation articles in this issue are: Containment radiation monitoring spiking, by Michael W. Lantz and Robert Routolo, Arizona Public Service Company; Improved outage performance, by Michael Powell and Troy Wilfong, Arizona Public Service Company, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station; Stop repacking valves and achieve leak-free performance, by Kenneth Hart, PPL Susquehanna LLC; and Head assembly upgrade package, by Timothy Petit, Dominion Nuclear.

Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Outage managment and health physics issue, 2008  

SciTech Connect

The focus of the May-June issue is on outage management and health physics. Major articles include: Outage optimization initiatives, by George B. Beam, AREVA NP, Inc.; New plant based on excellent track records, by Jim Scarola, Progress Energy; Meeting customer needs and providing environmental benefits, by Peter S. Hastings, Duke Energy; Plants with 3-D design, by Jack A. Bailey, Tennessee Valley Authority; and Highest quality with exceptional planning, by Jason A. Walls, Duke Energy. Industry innovation articles include: Integrated exposure reduction plan, by Ed Wolfe, Exelon; Performance-based radiation worker training, by Joe Giuffre and Timothy Vriezerma, American Electric Power.

Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Triple voltage dc-to-dc converter and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A circuit and method of providing three dc voltage buses and transforming power between a low voltage dc converter and a high voltage dc converter, by coupling a primary dc power circuit and a secondary dc power circuit through an isolation transformer; providing the gating signals to power semiconductor switches in the primary and secondary circuits to control power flow between the primary and secondary circuits and by controlling a phase shift between the primary voltage and the secondary voltage. The primary dc power circuit and the secondary dc power circuit each further comprising at least two tank capacitances arranged in series as a tank leg, at least two resonant switching devices arranged in series with each other and arranged in parallel with the tank leg, and at least one voltage source arranged in parallel with the tank leg and the resonant switching devices, said resonant switching devices including power semiconductor switches that are operated by gating signals. Additional embodiments having a center-tapped battery on the low voltage side and a plurality of modules on both the low voltage side and the high voltage side are also disclosed for the purpose of reducing ripple current and for reducing the size of the components.

Su, Gui-Jia (Knoxville, TN)

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking Laser Coordinate Measurement System Application for Turbine Outage Activities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tracking Laser Coordinate Measurement System Application for Turbine Outage Activities provides nuclear and fossil personnel with a faster and more accurate method for performing turbine measurement activities during an outage.

2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for October 2009 ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

January fuel demand with availability of the refinery process units for distillate and gasoline production net of outages.

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Fossil Power Plant Outage Scoping and Scope Control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document provides detailed guidance for outage scope planning and control. It covers such topics as long-range business asset management tracking and inclusion into outage scope and contingency planning. It provides guidance on developing the outage plan, including typical criteria for the baseline budget, developing and using a monitoring plan and metrics, and developing an assessment plan for outage scope development and execution. The scope identification and approval processes are discussed as w...

2007-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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CIRCUITS FOR CURRENT MEASUREMENTS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Circuits are presented for measurement of a logarithmic scale of current flowing in a high impedance. In one form of the invention the disclosed circuit is in combination with an ionization chamber to measure lonization current. The particular circuit arrangement lncludes a vacuum tube having at least one grid, an ionization chamber connected in series with a high voltage source and the grid of the vacuum tube, and a d-c amplifier feedback circuit. As the ionization chamber current passes between the grid and cathode of the tube, the feedback circuit acts to stabilize the anode current, and the feedback voltage is a measure of the logaritbm of the ionization current.

Cox, R.J.

1958-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indication of Potential Cascading Outages Using Measurement Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many efforts have been made to avoid blackouts in North America since 1965. However, cascading outages leading to catastrophic blackouts continued to happen. This project focused on investigating a comprehensive monitoring and control framework for prediction, analysis, and mitigation of cascading outages and conducting research on the early indication of potential cascading outages using real-time measurement data.

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.2.3.*). To evaluate outages, we require that, historically, at least 10% of the addresses in the block reply to pingsA Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy USC/ISI Technical Report ISI, linquan, yuri}@isi.edu ABSTRACT This document describes our analysis of Internet outages during

Heidemann, John

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Maintain HCUs on-line, shorten refueling outages  

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This article examines how removing maintenance of hydraulic control units from the outage scope lets the outage focus available resources on critical-path items, saving significant time and money and enhancing capacity factors. Because of their cost impact, refueling outages are a prime focus of efforts to improve the competitive operation of nuclear powerplants. An approach drawing wide interest is reducing the outage work scope by performing on-line key tasks normally consigned to refueling outages. applying this approach to maintenance of hydraulic control units (HCUs) on boiling-water reactors (BWRs) can be extremely fruitful.

Bell, T.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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North American Electric Reliability Council Power Outage Update |  

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

Power Outage Update Power Outage Update North American Electric Reliability Council Power Outage Update The bulk electric transmission system in the United States and Canada has been restored and is operating reliably. Many of the generating units that tripped off line during the outage have returned to service and additional generating units are expected to return to service over the weekend. Virtually all customers have been returned to electric service, although some customers will continue to experience rotating outages due to generating capacity availability. North American Electric Reliability Council Power Outage Update More Documents & Publications Electric System Update: Sunday August 17, 2003 North American Electric Reliability Council Outage Announcement NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance Report

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Outage management and health physics issue, 2006  

SciTech Connect

The focus of the May-June issue is on outage management and health physics. Major articles/reports in this issue include: A design with experience for the U.S., by Michael J. Wallace, Constellation Generation Group; Hope to be among the first, by Randy Hutchinson, Entergy Nuclear; Plans to file COLs in 2008, by Garry Miller, Progress Energy; Evolution of ICRP's recommendations, by Lars-Erik Holm, ICRP; European network on education and training in radiological protection, by Michele Coeck, SCK-CEN, Belgium; Outage managment: an important tool for improving nuclear power plant performance, by Thomas Mazour and Jiri Mandula, IAEA, Austria; and Plant profile: Exploring new paths to excellence, by Anne Thomas, Exelon Nuclear.

Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Guide: High-Voltage Circuit Breaker Compressors – 2013 Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. Circuit breaker mechanisms have multiple components that must operate in concert in order for the breaker to perform properly. If one component, such as the air or hydraulic system, does not operate correctly, the circuit breaker may mis-operate or fail. A circuit breaker mis-operation may cause equipment damage and outages—both ...

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Outage and Control Center: Strategies for Nuclear Plant Outage Work Status Capabilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The research effort is a part of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program. LWRS is a research and development program sponsored by the Department of Energy, performed in close collaboration with industry to provide the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. The LWRS Program serves to help the US nuclear industry adopt new technologies and engineering solutions that facilitate the continued safe operation of the plants and extension of the current operating licenses. The Outage Control Center (OCC) Pilot Project was directed at carrying out the applied research for development and pilot of technology designed to enhance safe outage and maintenance operations, improve human performance and reliability, increase overall operational efficiency, and improve plant status control. Plant outage management is a high priority concern for the nuclear industry from cost and safety perspectives. Unfortunately, many of the underlying technologies supporting outage control are the same as those used in the 1980’s. They depend heavily upon large teams of staff, multiple work and coordination locations, and manual administrative actions that require large amounts of paper. Previous work in human reliability analysis suggests that many repetitive tasks, including paper work tasks, may have a failure rate of 1.0E-3 or higher (Gertman, 1996). With between 10,000 and 45,000 subtasks being performed during an outage (Gomes, 1996), the opportunity for human error of some consequence is a realistic concern. Although a number of factors exist that can make these errors recoverable, reducing and effectively coordinating the sheer number of tasks to be performed, particularly those that are error prone, has the potential to enhance outage efficiency and safety. Additionally, outage management requires precise coordination of work groups that do not always share similar objectives. Outage managers are concerned with schedule and cost, union workers are concerned with performing work that is commensurate with their trade, and support functions (safety, quality assurance, and radiological controls, etc.) are concerned with performing the work within the plants controls and procedures. Approaches to outage management should be designed to increase the active participation of work groups and managers in making decisions that closed the gap between competing objectives and the potential for error and process inefficiency.

Gregory Weatherby

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RESOLVED: Projectb filesystem outage July 9, 2012  

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RESOLVED: Projectb filesystem outage July 9, 2012 RESOLVED: Projectb filesystem outage July 9, 2012 RESOLVED: Projectb filesystem outage July 9, 2012 July 9, 2012 (0 Comments) The projectb filesystem had a hardware failure that potentially generated I/O errors. The filesystem logs indicate that the earliest abnormal event on the filesystem occurred at 9:19AM and the filesystem was taken down for maintenance at 10:42AM. The filesystem returned to service at 11:20AM. Jobs running on the cluster would not have been able to read from or write to the projectb filesystem between 10:42AM and 11:20AM. Between 9:19AM and 10:42AM one out of the 20 GPFS controllers on projectb was down, and didn't failover (as it should have). This means: 1/20 file I/O operations could have failed between 9:19AM and 10:42AM If your job was performing a large number of short reads and writes, then

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Summary of Market Assessment of Upcoming Planned Refinery Outages  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Summary of Market Assessment of Upcoming Planned Refinery Outages Summary of Market Assessment of Upcoming Planned Refinery Outages Summary of Market Assessment of Upcoming Planned Refinery Outages Market Assessment of Upcoming Planned Refinery Outages, December 2008 - March 2009 reviews planned U.S. refinery outages from December 2008 though March 2009 in order to identify any regions where outages might create enough supply pressure to impact prices significantly. As required under Section 804 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-140), this report reviews the supply implications of planned refinery outages for December 2008 through March 2009, which covers the winter period when demand for distillate fuels (diesel and heating oil) is high. As a result, emphasis in this report is on distillate rather than gasoline. Refinery outages are the result of planned maintenance and unplanned outages. Maintenance is usually scheduled during the times when demand is lowest - in the first quarter and again in the fall. Unplanned outages, which occur for many reasons including mechanical failures, fires, and flooding, can occur at any time.

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Application of Standard Maintenance Windows in PHWR Outage  

SciTech Connect

The concept of Standard Maintenance Windows has been widely used in the planned outage of light water reactor in the world. However, due to the specific feature of Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR), it has not come to a consensus for the PHWR owners to adopt Standard Maintenance Windows for planned outage aiming at the optimization of outage duration. Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company (TQNPC), with their experience gained in the previous outages and with reference to other PHWR power plants, has identified a set of Standard Maintenance Windows for planned outage. It can be applied to similar PHWR plants and with a few windows that are specific to Qinshan Phase III NPP. The use of these Standard Maintenance Windows in planned outage has been proved to be effective in control shutdown nuclear safety, minimize the unavailability of safety system, improve the efficient utilization of outage duration, and improved the flexibility of outage schedule in the case of emergency issue, which forced the revision of outage schedule. It has also formed a solid foundation for benchmarking. The identification of Standard Maintenance Windows and its application will be discussed with relevant cases for the common improvement of outage duration. (author)

Fuming Jiang [Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company, Ltd. (China)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Outage Detection/Reporting | Open Energy Information  

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Outage Detection/Reporting Outage Detection/Reporting Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Outage Detection/Reporting A system utilizing smart meters and AMI that can notify a utility of customer power outages when the power to meters is interrupted. Generally speaking, this can be done by utilizing meters that can send a "last gasp" signal to the head-end system upon losing power, or by periodically polling meters to check status.[1] Related Terms power, advanced metering infrastructure, system References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/outage_detectionreporting [[Cat Like Like You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. egory: Smart Grid Definitionssmart grid,smart grid, |Template:BASEPAGENAME]]smart grid,smart grid, Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Outage_Detection/Reporting&oldid=502576

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MIMO ARQ with Multi-bit Feedback: Outage Analysis  

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We study the asymptotic outage performance of incremental redundancy automatic repeat request (INR-ARQ) transmission over the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) block-fading channels with discrete input constellations. We first show that transmission with random codes using a discrete signal constellation across all transmit antennas achieves the optimal outage diversity given by the Singleton bound. We then analyze the optimal SNR-exponent and outage diversity of INR-ARQ transmission over the MIMO block-fading channel. We show that a significant gain in outage diversity is obtained by providing more than one bit feedback at each ARQ round. Thus, the outage performance of INR-ARQ transmission can be remarkably improved with minimal additional overhead. A suboptimal feedback and power adaptation rule, which achieves the optimal outage diversity, is proposed for MIMO INR-ARQ, demonstrating the benefits provided by multi-bit feedback.

Nguyen, Khoa D; Fabregas, Albert Guillen i; Letzepis, Nick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear outages back within typical range since July following ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. nuclear generator outages were above the levels of the previous four years in the second quarter of 2011 but have returned to more typical ...

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Nuclear outages begin to increase with the start of the ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Short-Term Energy Outlook ... Search EIA.gov. A-Z Index; ... several units began to reduce their output to enter into refueling outages, ...

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Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for October 2010 ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

distillation and FCC unit outages are projected to be at typical to above typical levels in the second half of 2010, with some months significantly above average in ...

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Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for March 2010 ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

DOE/EIA-0641(2010)/1 Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for March 2010 through June 2010 March 2010 Energy Information Administration

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Plant maintenance and outage management issue, 2005  

SciTech Connect

The focus of the January-February issue is on plant maintenance and outage managment. Major articles/reports in this issue include: Dawn of a new era, by Joe Colvin, Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI); Plant profile: Beloyarsk NPP, Russia, by Nikolai Oshkanov, Beloyarsk NPP, Russia; Improving economic performance, by R. Spiegelberg-Planner, John De Mella, and Marius Condu, IAEA; A model for improving performance, by Pet Karns, MRO Software; ASME codes and standards, by Shannon Burke, ASME International; and, Refurbishment programs, by Craig S. Irish, Nuclear Logistics, Inc.

Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

2005-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

87

Minimum-outage broadcast in wireless networks with fading channels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider the problem of cooperative broadcasting for minimum outage in wireless networks. We consider wireless multihop broadcast as a set of transmitters that transmit in a certain order. The receiving nodes are able to combine all the previous transmissions ... Keywords: broadcast, multicast, outage, wireless networks

Tolga Girici; Gulizar Duygu Kurt

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

New tensioning equipment saves critical path time in nuclear outage  

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This article examines the selection and application of new tensioning equipment for TVA`s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant. The new device would reduce refueling outage time and radiation exposure, and require fewer personnel to operate. Results of the equipment performance during the refueling outage and problems encountered and resolved are described.

NONE

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Field Guide: Compressors for High-Voltage Circuit Breakers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. Circuit breakers have multiple components that must operate in concert in order for the breaker to perform properly. If one component, such as the air or hydraulic system, does not operate correctly, the circuit breaker may misoperate or fail, possibly resulting in equipment damage or an outage—both expensive consequences. To help ...

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

90

Homeowners: Respond to Power Outages | Department of Energy  

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

Power Outages Power Outages Homeowners: Respond to Power Outages Homeowners: Respond to Power Outages After a disaster, electric utilities and government officials will first work to restore power to critical infrastructure like power plants and transmission lines, water treatment facilities, and telecommunications networks, and also to hospitals, critical care facilities, and emergency response agencies. It may take several days or even weeks to restore power to individual homeowners, but here's what you can do to help prepare and recover power more quickly: Charge mobile devices-If you have power, charge your cell phones, laptops, and other mobile devices so they'll have the maximum amount of battery power stored in the event of a power outage. These devices will help you communicate with your power company, and they'll help you stay

91

A stochastic model for the measurement of electricity outage costs  

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The measurement of customer outage costs has recently become an important subject of research for electric utilities. This paper uses a stochastic dynamic model as the starting point in developing a market-based method for the evaluation of outage costs. Specifically, the model postulates that once an electricity outage occurs, all production activity stops. Full production is resumed once the electricity outage is over. This process repeats itself indefinitely. The business customer maximizes his expected discounted profits (the expected value of the firm), taking into account his limited ability to respond to repeated random electricity outages. The model is applied to 11 industrial branches in Israel. The estimates exhibit a large variation across branches. 34 refs., 3 tabs.

Grosfeld-Nir, A.; Tishler, A. (Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on...  

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

- Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the Implementation of Task Force Recommendations U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the...

93

Technology Integration Initiative In Support of Outage Management  

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Plant outage management is a high priority concern for the nuclear industry from cost and safety perspectives. Often, command and control during outages is maintained in the outage control center where many of the underlying technologies supporting outage control are the same as those used in the 1980’s. This research reports on the use of advanced integrating software technologies and hand held mobile devices as a means by which to reduce cycle time, improve accuracy, and enhance transparency among outage team members. This paper reports on the first phase of research supported by the DOE Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program that is performed in close collaboration with industry to examine the introduction of newly available technology allowing for safe and efficient outage performance. It is thought that this research will result in: improved resource management among various plant stakeholder groups, reduced paper work, and enhanced overall situation awareness for the outage control center management team. A description of field data collection methods, including personnel interview data, success factors, end-user evaluation and integration of hand held devices in achieving an integrated design are also evaluated. Finally, the necessity of obtaining operations cooperation support in field studies and technology evaluation is acknowledged.

Gregory Weatherby; David Gertman

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Low-voltage-swing Monolithic DC-DC Conversion  

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Abstract—A low-voltage-swing MOSFET gate drive technique is proposed in this paper for enhancing the efficiency characteristics of high-frequency-switching dc–dc converters. The parasitic power dissipation of a dc–dc converter is reduced by lowering the voltage swing of the power transistor gate drivers. A comprehensive circuit model of the parasitic impedances of a monolithic buck converter is presented. Closed-form expressions for the total power dissipation of a low-swing buck converter are proposed. The effect of reducing the MOSFET gate voltage swings is explored with the proposed circuit model. A range of design parameters is evaluated, permitting the development of a design space for full integration of active and passive devices of a low-swing buck converter on the same die, for a target CMOS technology. The optimum gate voltage swing of a power MOSFET that maximizes efficiency is lower than a standard full voltage swing. An efficiency of 88 % at a switching frequency of 102 MHz is achieved for a voltage conversion from 1.8 to 0.9 V with a low-swing dc–dc converter based on a 0.18- m CMOS technology. The power dissipation of a low-swing dc–dc converter is reduced by 27.9 % as compared to a standard full-swing dc–dc converter. Index Terms—Buck converter, dc–dc converters, enhanced efficiency, high frequency, low power, low swing, monolithic integration, on-chip voltage conversion, parameter optimization, parasitic impedances, power dissipation modeling, power supply, reduced energy dissipation, reduced voltage swing, switching voltage regulator. I.

Volkan Kursun; Siva G. Narendra; Vivek K. De; Eby G. Friedman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Calibrated Broadband DC-Coupled High Impedance Pickoff ...  

Craig E. Deibele, Brian Link, and Vladimir V. Peplov, Calibrated Broadband DC-Coupled High Impedance Pickoff Circuit for Remote Monitoring

96

Abstract--Integration of asset management and outage management tasks for distribution system is proposed and  

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and evaluation of the influence of optimization on the cost of system outage is elaborated. Potential benefit as the maximum tolerable value. #12;7 V. OPTIMIZED OUTAGE COST THROUGH RISK-BASED ASSESSMENT 1. Optimized outage cost through risk-based assessment Risk-based analysis is used to estimate outage cost in this paper

Kezunovic, Mladen

97

Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages  

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

Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages In June 2011, President Obama released A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid which set out a four-pillared strategy for modernizing the electric grid. The initiative directed billions of dollars toward investments in 21st century smart grid technologies focused at increasing the grid's efficiency, reliability, and resilience, and making it less vulnerable to weather-related outages and reducing the time it takes to restore power after an outage occurs. Grid resilience is increasingly important as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of severe weather. Greenhouse gas emissions are elevating air and water temperatures around the world. Scientific research

98

A statistical model for risk management of electric outage forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Risk management of power outages caused by severe weather events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms, plays an important role in electric utility distribution operations. Damage prediction based on weather forecasts on an appropriate spatial ...

H. Li; L. A. Treinish; J. R. M. Hosking

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Field Guide: Lubrication of High-Voltage Circuit Breakers - 2013 Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. Circuit breaker mechanisms have multiple components that must operate in concert in order for the breaker to perform properly. If one component does not operate correctly, the circuit breaker may mis-operate or fail. A circuit breaker mis-operation may cause equipment damage and outages—both expensive consequences. Proper lubrication ...

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

100

Development of Methodologies for Technology Deployment for Advanced Outage Control Centers that Improve Outage Coordination, Problem Resolution and Outage Risk Management  

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This research effort is a part of the Light-Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, which is a research and development (R&D) program sponsored by Department of Energy (DOE) and performed in close collaboration with industry R&D programs that provides the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe, and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. The LWRS program serves to help the U.S. nuclear industry adopt new technologies and engineering solutions that facilitate the continued safe operation of the plants and extension of the current operating licenses. The long term viability of existing nuclear power plants in the U.S. will depend upon maintaining high capacity factors, avoiding nuclear safety issues and reducing operating costs. The slow progress in the construction on new nuclear power plants has placed in increased importance on maintaining the output of the current fleet of nuclear power plants. Recently expanded natural gas production has placed increased economic pressure on nuclear power plants due to lower cost competition. Until recently, power uprate projects had steadily increased the total output of the U.S. nuclear fleet. Errors made during power plant upgrade projects have now removed three nuclear power plants from the U.S. fleet and economic considerations have caused the permanent shutdown of a fourth plant. Additionally, several utilities have cancelled power uprate projects citing economic concerns. For the past several years net electrical generation from U.S. nuclear power plants has been declining. One of few remaining areas where significant improvements in plant capacity factors can be made is in minimizing the duration of refueling outages. Managing nuclear power plant outages is a complex and difficult task. Due to the large number of complex tasks and the uncertainty that accompanies them, outage durations routinely exceed the planned duration. The ability to complete an outage on or near schedule depends upon the performance of the outage management organization. During an outage, the outage control center (OCC) is the temporary command center for outage managers and provides several critical functions for the successful execution of the outage schedule. Essentially, the OCC functions to facilitate information inflow, assist outage management in processing information and to facilitate the dissemination of information to stakeholders. Currently, outage management activities primarily rely on telephone communication, face to face reports of status and periodic briefings in the OCC. Much of the information displayed in OCCs is static and out of date requiring an evaluation to determine if it is still valid. Several advanced communication and collaboration technologies have shown promise for facilitating the information flow into, across and out of the OCC. Additionally, advances in the areas of mobile worker technologies, computer based procedures and electronic work packages can be leveraged to improve the availability of real time status to outage managers.

Shawn St. Germain; Ronald Farris; Heather Medeman

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Measuring circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automatic gain control circuit functions to adjust the magnitude of an input signal supplied to a measuring circuit to a level within the dynamic range of the measuring circuit while a log-ratio circuit adjusts the magnitude of the output signal from the measuring circuit to the level of the input signal and optimizes the signal-to-noise ratio performance of the measuring circuit.

Sun, Shan C. (Pittsburgh, PA); Chaprnka, Anthony G. (Cockeysville, MD)

1977-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

102

Comments from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on PEPCO's Intention to Commence Planned Transmission Outages  

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

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Street address: 629 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 Mailing address: P.O. Box 10009, Richmond, Virginia 23240 Fax (804) 698-4500 TDD (804) 698-4021 www.deq.virginia.gov W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr. Secretary of Natural Resources Robert G. Burnley Director (804) 698-4000 1-800-592-5482 January 5, 2006 The Honorable Samuel W. Bodman Secretary of Energy United States Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585 Re: District of Columbia Public Service Commission Docket No. EO-05-01 Dear Secretary Bodman: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) strongly opposes the Potomac Electric Power Company's (PEPCO) intention to commence planned maintenance outages of the

103

Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for October 2009 through January 2010  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

09)/2 09)/2 Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for October 2009 through January 2010 November 2009 Energy Information Administration Office of Oil and Gas U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 This report was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the independent statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. By law, EIA's data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views herein should not be construed as representing those of the Department or the Administration. Preface and Contacts The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the independent statistical and analytical

104

ORNL Network Outage, Friday, April 15, 9:30 p.m. to Date  

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Updated 4/25/2011 Updated 4/25/2011 All externally accessible ORNL servers, including the ORNL DAAC Web Site, http://daac.ornl.gov are experiencing network outages or slow connectivity at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience during our down time. At this time you can explore our Web site and access data products including MODIS Land Products Subsets, albeit slowly. However, the following Web sites and tools have been taken off the Internet and are not available: Mercury (DAAC Simple Search and Advanced Product Search) WebGIS Spatial Data Access Tool (SDAT) Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services (THREDDS) Data Server (TDS) MAST-DC FLUXNET Beija-flor (at ORNL) You may experience problems signing-in or registering with our Web site.

105

Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for October 2010 through January 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

10)/2 10)/2 Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for October 2010 through January 2011 November 2010 Energy Information Administration Office of Petroleum, Gas, and Biofuels Analysis U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 This report was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. By law, EIA's data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views in this report therefore should not be construed as representing those of the Department of Energy or other Federal agencies. E nergy Information Adminis tration Market As s es s ment of P lanned R

106

High voltage DC power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage DC power supply having a first series resistor at the output for limiting current in the event of a short-circuited output, a second series resistor for sensing the magnitude of output current, and a voltage divider circuit for providing a source of feedback voltage for use in voltage regulation is disclosed. The voltage divider circuit is coupled to the second series resistor so as to compensate the feedback voltage for a voltage drop across the first series resistor. The power supply also includes a pulse-width modulated control circuit, having dual clock signals, which is responsive to both the feedback voltage and a command voltage, and also includes voltage and current measuring circuits responsive to the feedback voltage and the voltage developed across the second series resistor respectively. 7 figs.

Droege, T.F.

1989-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

107

Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station  

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

Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 4:49 PM To: #DOE_Notification@pepco.com Subject: Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station To Whom It May Concern: This morning Pepco and PJM observed that the generation at the Potomac River Generating Station was having difficulty matching the station generation requirement to the Potomac River area load. Mirant has also informed Pepco and PJM that several generating units were experiencing equipment problems which required them to reduce unit and total plant output. Based on these observations and information received from Mirant, Pepco has elected to cease the current work activities underway on xxxxx high voltage circuit and we will be placing this transmission line back in service this afternoon.

108

Overview of Common Mode Outages in Power Systems  

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This paper is a result of ongoing activity carried out by Probability Applications for Common Mode Events (PACME) Task Force under the Reliability Risk and Probability Applications (RRPA) Subcommittee. The paper is intended to constitute a valid source of information and references about dealing with common-mode outages in power systems reliability analysis. This effort involves reviewing published literature and presenting state-of-the-art research and practical applications in the area of common-mode outages. Evaluation of available outage statistics show that there is a definite need for collective effort from academia and industry to not only recommended procedures for data collection and monitoring but also to provide appropriate mathematical models to assess such events.

Papic, Milorad; Awodele , Kehinde; Billinton, Roy; Dent, Chris; Eager, Dan; Hamoud, Gomaa; Jirutitijaroen, Panida; Kumbale, Murali; Mitra, Joydeep; Samaan, Nader A.; Schneider, Alex; Singh, Chanan

2012-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

109

A Review of Power Outages and Restoration Following the June 2012 Derecho  

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

This report reviews power outages and restoration efforts following the June 29, 2012 Derecho and compares them to outages and restoration efforts following other spring and summer storms in the...

110

Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating...  

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

to provide notification of any and all 230kV planned and unplanned outages at Potomac River Generating Station. Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating...

111

Mitigation of Animal-Caused Outages For Distribution Lines and Substations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A significant number of electric outages throughout North America are caused by animals -- mammals, birds, snakes, etc. These animal-caused outages are increasingly common in both urban and residential areas. By taking a pro-active approach to mitigating outages, utilities will spare the lives of wildlife and address the increasing pressures from environmental groups and concerned utility customers. This document describes a study designed to mitigate animal-caused outages for distribution lines and subs...

1999-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

112

96 IEEE power & energy magazine march/april 2005 THE MASSIVE POWER OUTAGE OF  

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of power outages. These devices, which came into play during last year's blackout, typically perform for more outages and the increased cost of out- ages at the consumer level. We can-- and must96 IEEE power & energy magazine march/april 2005 T THE MASSIVE POWER OUTAGE OF August 2003

Amin, S. Massoud

113

A Framework and Review of Customer Outage Costs: Integration and Analysis of  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

by Region, Season, Day of Week, and Year 36 Table 5-2. Average Outage Costs by Duration 36 Table 5, if a calculation of the average outage cost for a given year is calculated it would be heavily influenced and Day of Week and Year of Study This problem surfaces for many of the calculations of outage costs

114

Environmental determinants of unscheduled residential outages in the electrical power distribution of Phoenix, Arizona  

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problem. We model electric interruptions using outage data between the years of 2002 and 2005 across, and interactions between the two. We model electric interruptions using outage data for the years 2002;22:117­21. [14] Fritts TH. Economic costs of electrical system instability and power outages caused by snakes

115

Nuclear Maintenance Applications Center: Effective Refueling Outage Preparation and Execution Guidance--Revision to 1014480  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides updated, current guidance to assist outage managers and teams during preparation and execution phases of a nuclear refueling outage. Included is guidance on how the outage activities support long-range and strategic plans developed by the site or fleet of units.

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

116

ADDER CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved parallel addition unit is described which is especially adapted for use in electronic digital computers and characterized by propagation of the carry signal through each of a plurality of denominationally ordered stages within a minimum time interval. In its broadest aspects, the invention incorporates a fast multistage parallel digital adder including a plurality of adder circuits, carry-propagation circuit means in all but the most significant digit stage, means for conditioning each carry-propagation circuit during the time period in which information is placed into the adder circuits, and means coupling carry-generation portions of thc adder circuit to the carry propagating means.

Jacobsohn, D.H.; Merrill, L.C.

1959-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

117

A framework and review of customer outage costs: Integration and analysis of electric utility outage cost surveys  

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Std Dev Cost Per Annual Cost Per kWh Usage Peak kW AverageStd Dev Cost Per Annual Cost Per kWh Usage Peak kW Average3-2. Logged Outage Cost per Annual kWh Figure 3-3. Logged

Lawton, Leora; Sullivan, Michael; Van Liere, Kent; Katz, Aaron; Eto, Joseph

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

A framework and review of customer outage costs: Integration and analysis of electric utility outage cost surveys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A clear understanding of the monetary value that customers place on reliability and the factors that give rise to higher and lower values is an essential tool in determining investment in the grid. The recent National Transmission Grid Study recognizes the need for this information as one of growing importance for both public and private decision makers. In response, the U.S. Department of Energy has undertaken this study, as a first step toward addressing the current absence of consistent data needed to support better estimates of the economic value of electricity reliability. Twenty-four studies, conducted by eight electric utilities between 1989 and 2002 representing residential and commercial/industrial (small, medium and large) customer groups, were chosen for analysis. The studies cover virtually all of the Southeast, most of the western United States, including California, rural Washington and Oregon, and the Midwest south and east of Chicago. All variables were standardized to a consistent metric and dollar amounts were adjusted to the 2002 CPI. The data were then incorporated into a meta-database in which each outage scenario (e.g., the lost of electric service for one hour on a weekday summer afternoon) is treated as an independent case or record both to permit comparisons between outage characteristics and to increase the statistical power of analysis results. Unadjusted average outage costs and Tobit models that estimate customer damage functions are presented. The customer damage functions express customer outage costs for a given outage scenario and customer class as a function of location, time of day, consumption, and business type. One can use the damage functions to calculate outage costs for specific customer types. For example, using the customer damage functions, the cost experienced by an ''average'' customer resulting from a 1 hour summer afternoon outage is estimated to be approximately $3 for a residential customer, $1,200 for small-medium commercial and industrial customer, and $82,000 for large commercial and industrial customer. Future work to improve the quality and coverage of information on the value of electricity reliability to customers is described.

Lawton, Leora; Sullivan, Michael; Van Liere, Kent; Katz, Aaron; Eto, Joseph

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

HPSS Outage Tue Mar 19 - Fri Mar 22  

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HPSS HPSS Outage Tue Mar 19 - Fri Mar 22 HPSS Outage Tue Mar 19 - Fri Mar 22 March 12, 2013 by Francesca Verdier (0 Comments) The NERSC HPSS "User" system (archive.nersc.gov) will be down for four days from Tue Mar 19 07:00 to Fri Mar 22 17:00). The system will be upgraded from HPSS version 6.2 to version 7.3. This new version of the HPSS server software is not compatible with current GridFTP servers. This means the NERSC HPSS systems will not support any grid-based transfer methods (including GlobusOnline) following the upgrade. We expect to install a fix for this problem during a scheduled downtime by the end of April. This is a major upgrade that will require users of the HPSS User system to switch to new versions of the HPSS client software tools hsi and htar.

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Abstract--Cascading outages can cause large blackouts, and a variety of methods are emerging to study this challenging topic.  

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1 Abstract-- Cascading outages can cause large blackouts, and a variety of methods are emerging Analysis, Risk Analysis, Preventing Cascades. I. INTRODUCTION A cascading outage is a sequence of events component outages (based on [1] and [2]). In some cases cascading outages halt before the sequence results

Hines, Paul

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121

Model validation for the August 10, 1996 WSCC system outage  

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A major power outage occurred in western North America on August 10, 1996. In this paper the authors describe simulation of the disturbance using a transient stability program. Initially, the sequence of events was simulated using the standard WSCC dynamic data base, and the simulations did not agree with the disturbance recordings. Several model additions and data modifications were made before the simulations approximated the disturbance recordings. These model changes are discussed in the paper.

Kosterev, D.N.; Taylor, C.W.; Mittelstadt, W.A. [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States). Transmission Operations and Planning

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Common Information Model Meter Outage Nominal Interoperability Test Procedure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The CIM Meter Outage Nominal Interoperability Test Procedure is one in a series of EPRI CIM Interoperability Test Procedures (ETIPs) created by EPRI whose purpose is to thoroughly document the actors, interfaces, and test steps for the interoperability testing of specific parts of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Common Information Model (CIM) standard. The Test Procedures are initially being used for EPRI demonstration tests and are intended, over time, to form the basis of a set of C...

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

123

Multipurpose Outage at a Midsize, Resource-Limited Nonpower Reactor  

SciTech Connect

The University of Florida Training Reactor (UFTR) is a light water-cooled, graphite and light water-moderated, modified Argonaut-type reactor licensed to operate at steady-state power levels up to 100 kW. The UFTR was subject to a unique and lengthy voluntary outage beginning in May 1998 following several months of gradual increases in the normal critical position totaling {approx}0.002 {Delta}k/k. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was updated periodically on the facility status and visited the facility twice during the outage and once since restart to normal operations on August 17, 1999. Various potential causes of this reactivity anomaly were identified. After investigation, each of these causes was eliminated with no specific cause ever identified. Despite all the inherent limitations and especially because of the difficulty of core access, this entire outage was conducted with the perspective of relicensing in 2002. Areas specifically addressed included compensating efforts to preclude loss of user clientele, acquisition of data for facilitating the upcoming conversion from high-enriched uranium (HEU) to low-enriched uranium (LEU), and development of a surveillance plan relicensing database to support the planned license renewal. In summary, this nonpower reactor facility with limited staff has been successful in all three areas.

William G. Vernetson

2000-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

124

Risk Assessment of Cascading Outages: Methodologies and Challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract- This paper is a result of ongoing activity carried out by Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures Task Force under IEEE Computer Analytical Methods Subcommittee (CAMS). The task force's previous papers are focused on general aspects of cascading outages such as understanding, prediction, prevention and restoration from cascading failures. This is the first of two new papers, which extend this previous work to summarize the state of the art in cascading failure risk analysis methodologies and modeling tools. This paper is intended to be a reference document to summarize the state of the art in the methodologies for performing risk assessment of cascading outages caused by some initiating event(s). A risk assessment should cover the entire potential chain of cascades starting with the initiating event(s) and ending with some final condition(s). However, this is a difficult task and heuristic approaches and approximations have been suggested. This paper discusses different approaches to this and suggests directions for future development of methodologies. The second paper summarizes the state of the art in modeling tools for risk assessment of cascading outages.

Vaiman, Marianna; Bell, Keith; Chen, Yousu; Chowdhury, Badrul; Dobson, Ian; Hines, Paul; Papic, Milorad; Miller, Stephen; Zhang, Pei

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

125

Outage-Efficient Downlink Transmission Without Transmit Channel State Information  

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This paper investigates downlink transmission over a quasi-static fading Gaussian broadcast channel (BC), to model delay-sensitive applications over slowly time-varying fading channels. System perfor-mance is characterized by outage achievable rate regions. In contrast to most previous work, here the problem is studied under the key assumption that the transmitter only knows the probability distributions of the fading coefficients, but not their realizations. For scalar-input channels, two coding schemes are proposed. The first scheme is called blind dirty paper coding (B-DPC), which utilizes a robustness property of dirty paper coding to perform precoding at the transmitter. The second scheme is called statistical superposition coding (S-SC), in which each receiver adaptively performs successive decoding with the process statistically governed by the realized fading. Both B-DPC and S-SC schemes lead to the same outage achievable rate region, which always dominates that of time-sharing, irrespective of the particular fading distributions. The S-SC scheme can be extended to BCs with multiple transmit antennas. Index Terms Broadcast channel, (blind) dirty paper coding, downlink, non-ergodic fading, outage achievable rate region, quasi-static fading, (statistical) superposition coding

Wenyi Zhang; Shivaprasad Kotagiri; Student Member; J. Nicholas Laneman; Senior Member

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

MULTIPLIER CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic circuit is presented for automatically computing the product of two selected variables by multiplying the voltage pulses proportional to the variables. The multiplier circuit has a plurality of parallel resistors of predetermined values connected through separate gate circults between a first input and the output terminal. One voltage pulse is applied to thc flrst input while the second voltage pulse is applied to control circuitry for the respective gate circuits. Thc magnitude of the second voltage pulse selects the resistors upon which the first voltage pulse is imprcssed, whereby the resultant output voltage is proportional to the product of the input voltage pulses

Thomas, R.E.

1959-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

127

GATING CIRCUITS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Control circuits for vacuum tubes are described, and a binary counter having an improved trigger circuit is reported. The salient feature of the binary counter is the application of the input signal to the cathode of each of two vacuum tubes through separate capacitors and the connection of each cathode to ground through separate diodes. The control of the binary counter is achieved in this manner without special pulse shaping of the input signal. A further advantage of the circuit is the simplicity and minimum nuruber of components required, making its use particularly desirable in computer machines.

Merrill, L.C.

1958-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

128

Study, outlines why outages go long, short, or on-time  

SciTech Connect

A recent report by a nuclear industry professional, based on a survey of outage managers at US nuclear power plants, declares that [open quotes]preplanned outage schedules appear to be grossly inaccurate, and the outage management planners and schedulers do not have a grasp of the requirements and/or the resources needed to complete the actual activities on schedule.[close quotes] It declares that [open quotes]the scheduled duration of a planned outage must be realistic.[close quotes] The study identifies personnel, planning and scheduling, and equipment/hardware as [open quotes]the primary reasons why refueling outages and outage activities finished ahead of, right on, or behind schedule.[close quotes

Not Available

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Outage Closeout and Unit Restart Guidelines for Fossil-Fueled Power Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Outage closeout planning and execution and successful restart are as important as the efforts going into an outage. Detailed planning and execution are required to ensure that schedules are met, tests are completed in a timely fashion, training is completed, and that lessons learned are captured for use in future outages, both planned and forced. Effective closure and restart activities result in a smoother return to service and more reliable operation. This project is based upon collective industry expe...

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

130

Short-Term Energy Outlook Supplement: 2013 Outlook for Gulf of Mexico Hurricane-Related Production Outages  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

2013 Outlook for Gulf of Mexico 2013 Outlook for Gulf of Mexico Hurricane-Related Production Outages June 2013 Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 U.S. Energy Information Administration | STEO Supplement: 2013 Hurricane Outlook i This report was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. By law, EIA's data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views in this report therefore should not be construed as representing those of the Department of Energy or other federal agencies. June 2013 U.S. Energy Information Administration | STEO Supplement: 2013 Hurricane Outlook 1

131

A Study of Outage Management Practices at Selected U.S. Nuclear Plants  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents insights gained from a study of the outage management practices at a number of U.S. nuclear plants. The objective of the study was to conduct an in-depth review of the current practices of outage management at these selected plants and identify important factors that have contributed to the recent success of their outage performance. Two BWR-4, three BWR-6, and two 3-loop Westinghouse PWR plants were selected for this survey. The results of this study can be used to formulate outage improvement efforts for nuclear plants in other countries. (author)

Lin, James C. [ABSG Consulting Inc., Irvine, CA (United States)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Synthesis of power plant outage schedules. Final technical report, April 1995-January 1996  

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This document provides a report on the creation of domain theories in the power plant outage domain. These were developed in conjunction with the creation of a demonstration system of advanced scheduling technology for the outage problem. In 1994 personnel from Rome Laboratory (RL), Kaman Science (KS), Kestrel Institute, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) began a joint project to develop scheduling tools for power plant outage activities. This report describes our support for this joint effort. The project uses KIDS (Kestrel Interactive Development System) to generate schedulers from formal specifications of the power plant domain outage activities.

Smith, D.R.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Department of Energy Order No. 202-05-03 Notice of Planned Outages...  

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

Outages, in Sequence During January 2006 More Documents & Publications Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy, Case No. EO-05-01: Potomac Electric Power...

134

Draft!07"18"2011! 1 Turning the Tide on Outages1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

mitigate outages during the harshest weather, terrorist attacks, or natural disasters. This system into IIT Main Campus's current infrastructure. The initiative's approach is to implement local microgrids

Amin, S. Massoud

135

Field Guide: Compressors for High-Voltage Circuit Breakers, Optimized for Electronic Viewing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage circuit breakers perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. A circuit breaker that fails to operate within its design time period may cause serious damage and extended outages. Proper maintenance of compressors can help to ensure that breakers operate reliably and can prevent premature failures. This field guide, which has been optimized for use on electronic devices such as smart phones and tablets, is intended to help utility field personnel properly...

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

136

Delta connected resonant snubber circuit  

SciTech Connect

A delta connected, resonant snubber-based, soft switching, inverter circuit achieves lossless switching during dc-to-ac power conversion and power conditioning with minimum component count and size. Current is supplied to the resonant snubber branches solely by the dc supply voltage through the main inverter switches and the auxiliary switches. Component count and size are reduced by use of a single semiconductor switch in the resonant snubber branches. Component count is also reduced by maximizing the use of stray capacitances of the main switches as parallel resonant capacitors. Resonance charging and discharging of the parallel capacitances allows lossless, zero voltage switching. In one embodiment, circuit component size and count are minimized while achieving lossless, zero voltage switching within a three-phase inverter.

Lai, Jih-Sheng (Knoxville, TN); Peng, Fang Zheng (Oak Ridge, TN); Young, Sr., Robert W. (Oak Ridge, TN); Ott, Jr., George W. (Knoxville, TN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Delta connected resonant snubber circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A delta connected, resonant snubber-based, soft switching, inverter circuit achieves lossless switching during dc-to-ac power conversion and power conditioning with minimum component count and size. Current is supplied to the resonant snubber branches solely by the dc supply voltage through the main inverter switches and the auxiliary switches. Component count and size are reduced by use of a single semiconductor switch in the resonant snubber branches. Component count is also reduced by maximizing the use of stray capacitances of the main switches as parallel resonant capacitors. Resonance charging and discharging of the parallel capacitances allows lossless, zero voltage switching. In one embodiment, circuit component size and count are minimized while achieving lossless, zero voltage switching within a three-phase inverter. 36 figs.

Lai, J.S.; Peng, F.Z.; Young, R.W. Sr.; Ott, G.W. Jr.

1998-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

138

Washington, DC'  

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of. Energy of. Energy Washington, DC' 26585 , The Honorable Gene Eriquez .~ City Hall I55 Deer Hill Avenue + Danbury/Connecticut 06180 .. -r. - Dear Mayor Eriquez: Secretary of Energy Hazel O!Leary has .announced a knew approach -to openness in. the Department of Energy (DOE) and its communications with the public. In support of th,is initiative, we are,pleased to forward the enclosed information, related to the former Sperry Products,'.Inc. site in your jurisdiction ,that performed,work for DOE or its predecessor agencies. Th,is informatipn is provided,for your information, use, and retenti~oh. DOE's Formeily Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program is responsible for. identification of sites used by'DOE's predecessor agencies, determining their current radiological condition and,

139

MULTIPLIER CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic fast multiplier circuit utilizing a transistor controlled voltage divider network is presented. The multiplier includes a stepped potentiometer in which solid state or transistor switches are substituted for mechanical wipers in order to obtain electronic switching that is extremely fast as compared to the usual servo-driven mechanical wipers. While this multiplier circuit operates as an approximation and in steps to obtain a voltage that is the product of two input voltages, any desired degree of accuracy can be obtained with the proper number of increments and adjustment of parameters. (AEC)

Chase, R.L.

1963-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Electrochemically controlled charging circuit for storage batteries  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrochemically controlled charging circuit for charging storage batteries is disclosed. The embodiments disclosed utilize dc amplification of battery control current to minimize total energy expended for charging storage batteries to a preset voltage level. The circuits allow for selection of Zener diodes having a wide range of reference voltage levels. Also, the preset voltage level to which the storage batteries are charged can be varied over a wide range.

Onstott, E.I.

1980-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Characteristics and trends in a National Study of Consumer Outage Costs  

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cost per event Outage cost per kWh Peak kW demand Annualcost per event Outage cost per kWh Peak kW demand Annualfrom $3,124 to $1,369. The cost per kWh and cost per peak kW

Lawton, Leora; Eto, Joseph H.; Katz, Aaron; Sullivan, Michael

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Current industry practices in bulk transmission outage data collection and analysis  

SciTech Connect

This paper focuses on the state-of-the-art bulk transmission outage data collection and analysis. Included in this discussion is the motivation for interest, single/multiple outage event analysis, and identification of where to obtain data on weather conditions which impact the performance of bulk transmission.

Not Available

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

A Tight Lower Bound to the Outage Probability of Discrete-Input Block-Fading Channels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this correspondence, a tight lower bound to the outage probability of discrete-input Nakagami-m block-fading channels is proposed. The approach permits an efficient method for numerical evaluation of the bound, providing an additional tool for system ... Keywords: Block-fading channel, diversity, error probability, outage probability, rate-diversity tradeoff, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)-exponent

K. D. Nguyen; A. Guillen i Fabregas; L. K. Rasmussen

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Building Scale DC Microgrids  

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Scale DC Microgrids Title Building Scale DC Microgrids Publication Type Conference Proceedings LBNL Report Number LBNL-5729E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Marnay, Chris, Steven...

145

Minimize substation outage time by maximizing in-service testing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most substation maintenance work is based on fixed schedules rather than on known need. Scheduled maintenance is essential and cannot be eliminated entirely, but priority should be given to equipment known to be deteriorated or defective. It makes no sense to perform costly, scheduled outage maintenance work when other equipment is failing because of undetected defects. The following should be included as major elements in an energized testing program: visual inspections; infrared inspection; corona inspection; percent oxygen in gas samples drawn from nitrogen-blanketed transformers; percent total combustible gas in gas samples drawn from nitrogen-blanketed transformers; dissolved gas analysis; oil quality tests; free water in the sample; dissolved water in oil; dissolved metals-in-oil analysis; furfural concentration analysis; SF[sub 6] analysis; battery testing; the substation grounding grid; and protective relays. 4 figs.

Lautenschlager, M. (High Voltage Maintenance Corp., Indianapolis, IN (United States))

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Study of power transfer capability of dc systems incorporating ac loads and a parallel ac line  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Concepts of maximum power transfer of dc systems and associated ac voltage variations, particularly at inverter stations having low short-circuit ratios, have been extended to include various ac load models and an ac line in parallel with the dc line. The operating capabilities are shown to vary from those predicted from either a Thevenin ac source model or the corresponding short-circuit ratio. The study used an ac/dc load flow program.

Reeve, J.; Uzunovic, E. [Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

TIMING CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic circuit is described for precisely controlling the power delivered to a load from an a-c source, and is particularly useful as a welder timer. The power is delivered in uniform pulses, produced by a thyratron, the number of pulses being controlled by a one-shot multivibrator. The starting pulse is synchronized with the a-c line frequency so that each multivlbrator cycle begins at about the same point in the a-c cycle.

Heyd, J.W.

1959-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

148

Multiphase soft switched DC/DC converter and active control technique for fuel cell ripple current elimination  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

DC/DC converter has a transformer having primary coils connected to an input side and secondary coils connected to an output side. Each primary coil connects a full-bridge circuit comprising two switches on two legs, the primary coil being connected between the switches on each leg, each full-bridge circuit being connected in parallel wherein each leg is disposed parallel to one another, and the secondary coils connected to a rectifying circuit. An outer loop control circuit that reduces ripple in a voltage reference has a first resistor connected in series with a second resistor connected in series with a first capacitor which are connected in parallel with a second capacitor. An inner loop control circuit that reduces ripple in a current reference has a third resistor connected in series with a fourth resistor connected in series with a third capacitor which are connected in parallel with a fourth capacitor.

Lai, Jih-Sheng (Blacksburg, VA); Liu, Changrong (Sunnyvale, CA); Ridenour, Amy (Salem, VA)

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

149

LOGIC CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device for safety rod counting in a nuclear reactor is described. A Wheatstone bridge circuit is adapted to prevent de-energizing the hopper coils of a ball backup system if safety rods, sufficient in total control effect, properly enter the reactor core to effect shut down. A plurality of resistances form one arm of the bridge, each resistance being associated with a particular safety rod and weighted in value according to the control effect of the particular safety rod. Switching means are used to switch each of the resistances in and out of the bridge circuit responsive to the presence of a particular safety rod in its effective position in the reactor core and responsive to the attainment of a predetermined velocity by a particular safety rod enroute to its effective position. The bridge is unbalanced in one direction during normal reactor operation prior to the generation of a scram signal and the switching means and resistances are adapted to unbalance the bridge in the opposite direction if the safety rods produce a predetermined amount of control effect in response to the scram signal. The bridge unbalance reversal is then utilized to prevent the actuation of the ball backup system, or, conversely, a failure of the safety rods to produce the predetermined effect produces no unbalance reversal and the ball backup system is actuated. (AEC)

Strong, G.H.; Faught, M.L.

1963-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

150

No (Brain)power Outage at a Competition Like No Other  

Office of Science (SC) Website

No (Brain)power Outage at a Competition Like No Other News In the News In Focus 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Presentations & Testimony Recovery Act Contact...

151

U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the  

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

- Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the Implementation of Task Force Recommendations U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the Implementation of Task Force Recommendations On August 14, 2003, the largest power blackout in North American history affected an area with an estimated 50 million people and 61,800 megawatts (MW) of electric load in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey, and the Canadian province of Ontario. U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the Implementation of Task Force Recommendations More Documents & Publications Blackout 2003: Blackout Final Implementation Report Blackout 2003: The August 14, 2003 Blackout One Year Later: Actions Taken

152

Efficient algorithms for outage minimization in parallel fading channels with limited feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we address the optimal power allocation problem for minimizing the notion of information theoretic outage for an M parallel block-Rayleigh-fading channels using a finite rate power codebook (limited feedback). In contrast to the ...

YuanYuan He; Subhrakanti Dey

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

A Novel Dynamic Voltage Restorer with Outage Handling Capability Using Fuzzy Logic Controler  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) capable of handling deep sags including outage on a low voltage distribution system. The DVR recovers sags up to 10% of nominal voltage; otherwise, it will operate as an uninterruptible power ...

M. Ashari; T. Hiyama; M. Pujiantara; H. Suryoatmojo; M. Hery Purnomo

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

ORNL Network Outage, Saturday, June 12, 6:00-8:00 a.m.  

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June 12, 2010, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. EDT All externally accessible ORNL servers, including the ORNL DAAC Web Site, http:daac.ornl.gov will experience brief network outages...

155

Analysis of Country-wide Internet Outages Caused by Censorship  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the first months of 2011, Internet communications were disrupted in several North African countries in response to civilian protests and threats of civil war. In this paper we analyze episodes of these disruptions in two countries: Egypt and Libya. Our analysis relies on multiple sources of large-scale data already available to academic researchers: BGP interdomain routing control plane data; unsolicited data plane traffic to unassigned address space; active macroscopic traceroute measurements; RIR delegation files; and MaxMind’s geolocation database. We used the latter two data sets to determine which IP address ranges were allocated to entities within each country, and then mapped these IP addresses of interest to BGP-announced address ranges (prefixes) and origin ASes using publicly available BGP data repositories in the U.S. and Europe. We then analyzed observable activity related to these sets of prefixes and ASes throughout the censorship episodes. Using both control plane and data plane data sets in combination allowed us to narrow down which forms of Internet access disruption were implemented in a given region over time. Among other insights, we detected what we believe were Libya’s attempts to test firewallbased blocking before they executed more aggressive BGP-based disconnection. Our methodology could be used, and automated, to detect outages or similar macroscopically disruptive events in other geographic or topological regions.

Alberto Dainotti; Kimberly C. Claffy; Michele Russo; Claudio Squarcella; Marco Chiesa; Antonio Pescapé; Emile Aben

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Ionization tube simmer current circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A highly efficient flash lamp simmer current circuit utilizes a fifty percent duty cycle square wave pulse generator to pass a current over a current limiting inductor to a full wave rectifier. The DC output of the rectifier is then passed over a voltage smoothing capacitor through a reverse current blocking diode to a flash lamp tube to sustain ionization in the tube between discharges via a small simmer current. An alternate embodiment of the circuit combines the pulse generator and inductor in the form of an FET off line square wave generator with an impedance limited step up output transformer which is then applied to the full wave rectifier as before to yield a similar simmer current.

Steinkraus, Jr., Robert F. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Ionization tube simmer current circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A highly efficient flash lamp simmer current circuit utilizes a fifty percent duty cycle square wave pulse generator to pass a current over a current limiting inductor to a full wave rectifier. The DC output of the rectifier is then passed over a voltage smoothing capacitor through a reverse current blocking diode to a flash lamp tube to sustain ionization in the tube between discharges via a small simmer current. An alternate embodiment of the circuit combines the pulse generator and inductor in the form of an FET off line square wave generator with an impedance limited step up output transformer which is then applied to the full wave rectifier as before to yield a similar simmer current. 6 figures.

Steinkraus, R.F. Jr.

1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

158

Power electronic interface circuits for batteries and ultracapacitors in electric vehicles and battery storage systems  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for load leveling of a battery in an electrical power system includes a power regulator coupled to transfer power between a load and a DC link, a battery coupled to the DC link through a first DC-to-DC converter and an auxiliary passive energy storage device coupled to the DC link through a second DC-to-DC converter. The battery is coupled to the passive energy storage device through a unidirectional conducting device whereby the battery can supply power to the DC link through each of the first and second converters when battery voltage exceeds voltage on the passive storage device. When the load comprises a motor capable of operating in a regenerative mode, the converters are adapted for transferring power to the battery and passive storage device. In this form, resistance can be coupled in circuit with the second DC-to-DC converter to dissipate excess regenerative power.

King, Robert Dean (Schenectady, NY); DeDoncker, Rik Wivina Anna Adelson (Malvern, PA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Power electronic interface circuits for batteries and ultracapacitors in electric vehicles and battery storage systems  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for load leveling of a battery in an electrical power system includes a power regulator coupled to transfer power between a load and a DC link, a battery coupled to the DC link through a first DC-to-DC converter and an auxiliary passive energy storage device coupled to the DC link through a second DC-to-DC converter. The battery is coupled to the passive energy storage device through a unidirectional conducting device whereby the battery can supply power to the DC link through each of the first and second converters when battery voltage exceeds voltage on the passive storage device. When the load comprises a motor capable of operating in a regenerative mode, the converters are adapted for transferring power to the battery and passive storage device. In this form, resistance can be coupled in circuit with the second DC-to-DC converter to dissipate excess regenerative power. 8 figs.

King, R.D.; DeDoncker, R.W.A.A.

1998-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

160

DC source assemblies  

SciTech Connect

Embodiments of DC source assemblies of power inverter systems of the type suitable for deployment in a vehicle having an electrically grounded chassis are provided. An embodiment of a DC source assembly comprises a housing, a DC source disposed within the housing, a first terminal, and a second terminal. The DC source also comprises a first capacitor having a first electrode electrically coupled to the housing, and a second electrode electrically coupled to the first terminal. The DC source assembly further comprises a second capacitor having a first electrode electrically coupled to the housing, and a second electrode electrically coupled to the second terminal.

Campbell, Jeremy B; Newson, Steve

2013-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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161

High speed, long distance, data transmission multiplexing circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high speed serial data transmission multiplexing circuit, which is operable to accurately transmit data over long distances (up to 3 Km), and to multiplex, select and continuously display real time analog signals in a bandwidth from DC to 100 Khz. The circuit is made fault tolerant by use of a programmable flywheel algorithm, which enables the circuit to tolerate one transmission error before losing synchronization of the transmitted frames of data. A method of encoding and framing captured and transmitted data is used which has a low overhead and prevents some particular transmitted data patterns from locking an included detector/decoder circuit.

Mariotti, Razvan (Boulder, CO)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

A high speed, long distance, data transmission multiplexing circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high speed serial data transmission multiplexing circuit, which is operable to accurately transmit data over long distances (up to 3 Km), and to multiplex, select and continuously display real time analog signals in a bandwidth from DC to 100Khz. The circuit is made fault tolerant by use of a programmable flywheel algorithm, which enables the circuit to tolerate one transmission error before losing synchronization of the transmitted frames of data. A method of encoding and framing captured and transmitted data is used which has a low overhead and prevents some particular transmitted data patterns from locking an included detector/decoder circuit. 9 figs.

Mariotti, R.

1990-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

163

Power Outages Update: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy | Department of Energy  

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

Outages Update: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy Outages Update: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy Power Outages Update: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy October 29, 2012 - 9:37pm Addthis Sandy made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone on the southern coast of New Jersey near Atlantic City at 8 p.m. with top sustained winds of 80 mph. | Photo courtesy of NOAA Sandy made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone on the southern coast of New Jersey near Atlantic City at 8 p.m. with top sustained winds of 80 mph. | Photo courtesy of NOAA Dan Leistikow Dan Leistikow Former Director, Office of Public Affairs As of 8:00 pm EDT on October 29, there were more than 3.6 million customers without power in the affected states. The Energy Department is continuing to monitor the progress of the storm throughout the night and will publish

164

1 On Downlink Transmission Without Transmit Channel State Information and With Outage Constraints  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper investigates downlink transmission over a quasi-static fading Gaussian broadcast channel (BC), to model delay-sensitive applications over slowly time-varying fading channels. System performance is characterized by the outage capacity region. In contrast to most previous work, here the problem is studied under the key assumption that the transmitter knows only the probability distributions of the fading coefficients, not their realizations. For scalar-input channels, two coding schemes are studied. The first scheme is called blind dirty paper coding (B-DPC), which utilizes a robustness property of dirty paper coding to perform precoding at the transmitter. The second scheme is called statistical superposition coding (S-SC), in which each receiver adaptively performs successive decoding with the process statistically governed by the realized fading. Both B-DPC and S-SC schemes achieve the outage capacity region, which dominates the outage rate region of time-sharing, irrespective of the particular

Wenyi Zhang; Shiva Prasad Kotagiri; J. Nicholas Laneman; Senior Member

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Automatic Scheduling of Outages of Nuclear Power Plants with Time Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Carla P. Gomes

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

The detection, prevention and mitigation of cascading outages in the power system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation studies the causes and mechanism of power system cascading outages and develops new methods and new tools to help detect, prevent and mitigate the outages. Three effective solutions: a steady state control scheme, a transient stability control scheme, and an interactive system-wide and local scheme have been proposed using those new methods and tools. A steady state control scheme can help detect and prevent the possible cascading outage at its initial slow steady state progress stage. It uses new methods and new tools to solve the line overload, congestion or bus high/low voltage problems. New methods, such as vulnerability index (VI), margin index (MI), network contribution factor (NCF), topology processing and selected minimum load shedding (SMLS), and new tools, such as transmission network control based on a network contribution factor (NCF) method, generator control based on a generator distribution factor (GDF) method, and load control based on a load distribution factor (LDF) method have been proposed and developed. A transient stability control scheme can help prevent and mitigate the possible cascading outage at its transient progress stage if there is enough time to take action. It uses one Lyapunov direct method, potential energy boundary surface (PEBS) method, and sensitivity analysis of transient energy margin for fast stabilizing control. The results are verified by the accurate time-domain transient stability analysis method. The interactive scheme takes advantage of accurate system-wide and local information and analysis results, uses some techniques from both steady state control and transient stability control, works at both the system-wide level and local substation level, monitors the system all the time, and takes actions when needed to help detect, prevent and mitigate the possible cascading outage. Comprehensive simulation studies have been implemented using the IEEE 14- bus, 24-bus, 39-bus and 118-bus systems and promising results show the ability of the proposed solutions to help detect, prevent and mitigate cascading outages.

Song, Hongbiao

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Building Scale DC Microgrids  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

a 10 kW vertical axis wind turbine, and Fig. 4 shows one ofgrid Fig. 3. Vertical axis wind turbine in the AIT DC µgrid

Marnay, Chris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

AC-DC Difference  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... The NIST ac-dc Difference Project provides US industry with the essential link between ac ... Facilities/Tools Used: ... NIST CNST Nanofabrication facility. ...

2012-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

169

Nuclear Safety Risk Management in Refueling Outage of Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant  

SciTech Connect

The NPP is used to planning maintenance, in-service inspection, surveillance test, fuel handling and design modification in the refueling outage; the operator response capability will be reduced plus some of the plant systems out of service or loss of power at this time. Based on 8 times refueling outage experiences of the Qinshan NPP, this article provide some good practice and lesson learned for the nuclear safety risk management focus at four safety function areas of Residual Heat Removal Capability, Inventory Control, Power availability and Reactivity control. (authors)

Meijing Wu; Guozhang Shen [Qinshan Nuclear power company (China)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

EPRI HVDC Reference Book: Chapter 13 - DC Transmission with Voltage Sourced Converters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

DC Transmission with voltage sourced converters (VSC) is a relatively new development in DC transmission. This report covers circuits, theory and capabilities of this new development in HVDC transmission. The report will be a Chapter in the comprehensive HVDC reference guide that EPRI is preparing.

2009-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

171

Design and analysis of an electronic ballast with a secondary DC output  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An electronic ballast circuit for a high-frequency operated fluorescent lamp, which uses switched-capacitor techniques, is presented in this paper. A part of energy in the electronic ballast is derived to a secondary DC output as a power supply. All ... Keywords: DC power supply, electronic ballast, energy recovery, resonant converter

K. W. E. Cheng; H. Y. Wang; D. K. W. Cheng

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Outage Performance of OFDM-Based Selective Decode-and-Forward Cooperative Networks Over Nakagami-m Fading Channels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we investigate the outage performance of OFDM-based selective decode-and-forward cooperative networks over independent but not necessarily identically distributed (i.n.i.d.) Nakagami-m fading channels, with integer values of parameter ... Keywords: Cooperative communication, Nakagami-m fading, OFDM, Outage probability

Wendong Yang; Weiwei Yang; Yueming Cai

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Outage Performance of Dual-Hop AF Relay Channels with Co-Channel Interferences over Rayleigh Fading  

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This paper studies the outage performance of a dual-hop amplify-and-forward (AF) relay fading channel in an interference-limited environment. The relay and destination nodes are corrupted by multiple co-channel Rayleigh interferences. New exact closed-form ... Keywords: Amplify and-forward relay, Co-channel interference, Nonregenerative relay, Outage probability, Rayleigh fading

Aleksandra M. Cvetkovi?; Dejan N. Mili?; Aleksandar S. Cvetkovi?; Mihajlo Stefanovi?

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Cross-layer interaction between spatial and multi-user diversity in selective feedback systems: outage capacity analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we explore spatial vs. multi-user diversity tradeoffs in terms of outage capacity for a non-homogeneous cellular system with selective feedback. More precisely, we analytically derive an upper bound of the outage capacity of both a SISO ... Keywords: cross-layer designs, multi-antenna schemes, multi-user diversity, selective scheduling, spatial diversity, wireless systems

José López Vicario; Carles Antón-Haro

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

A Low-Cost Soft-Switched DC/DC Converter for Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A highly efficient DC to DC converter has been developed for low-voltage high-current solid oxide fuel cells. The newly developed 'V6' converter resembles what has been done in internal combustion engine that split into multiple cylinders to increase the output capacity without having to increase individual cell size and to smooth out the torque with interleaving operation. The development was started with topology overview to ensure that all the DC to DC converter circuits were included in the study. Efficiency models for different circuit topologies were established, and computer simulations were performed to determine the best candidate converter circuit. Through design optimization including topology selection, device selection, magnetic component design, thermal design, and digital controller design, a bench prototype rated 5-kW, with 20 to 50V input and 200/400V output was fabricated and tested. Efficiency goal of 97% was proven achievable through hardware experiment. This DC to DC converter was then modified in the later stage to converter 35 to 63 V input and 13.8 V output for automotive charging applications. The complete prototype was tested at Delphi with their solid oxide fuel cell test stand to verify the performance of the modified DC to DC converter. The output was tested up to 3-kW level, and the efficiency exceeded 97.5%. Multiple-phase interleaving operation design was proved to be reliable and ripple free at the output, which is desirable for the battery charging. Overall this is a very successful collaboration project between the SECA Core Technology Team and Industrial Team.

Jason Lai

2009-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

176

96 IEEE power & energy magazine march/april 2005 THE MASSIVE POWER OUTAGE OF  

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collaboration among economists, scientists, and engineers to slowly but surely transform the power grid96 IEEE power & energy magazine march/april 2005 T THE MASSIVE POWER OUTAGE OF August 2003 underscored the vulnerabil- ity of our nation's power grid and the fact that this vital yet complex infrastruc

Amin, S. Massoud

177

Using Remaining Battery lifetime information and Relaying to decrease Outage Probability of a Mobile  

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Using Remaining Battery lifetime information and Relaying to decrease Outage Probability is to demonstrate that by employing relaying and using the remaining battery lifetime information of Mobile is determined based on the remaining battery lifetime of the MT. We assume a linear relationship between

Singh, Suresh

178

ORNL NASA DAAC Web Site Outage, Saturday May 15 from 3:00 a.m...  

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Outage, Saturday, May 15, 2010 3:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT The ORNL DAAC Web site will be unavailable between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), on Saturday, May 15,...

179

Mitigating Cascading Outages on Power Systems: Recent Research Approaches and Emerging Methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The August 14, 2003 and August 10, 1996 wide area outages are two examples of the cascading failure of a large portion of the North American power grid. Methods of better understanding, predicting, and preventing cascading failures, as well as restoring the power system after such failure, were the topics of a recent NSF/EPRI workshop.

2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

180

Unit-Contingent Power Purchase Agreement and Asymmetric Information About Plant Outage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper analyzes a unit-contingent power purchase agreement between an electricity distributor and a power plant. Under such a contract the distributor pays the plant a fixed price if the plant is operational and nothing if plant outage occurs. Pricing ... Keywords: electricity industry, risk allocation, spot market, unit-contingent contract

Owen Q. Wu; Volodymyr Babich

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

An Efficient Energy Curtailment Scheme For Outage Management in Smart Grid  

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An Efficient Energy Curtailment Scheme For Outage Management in Smart Grid Wayes Tushar§, Jian--In this paper an efficient energy curtailment scheme is studied, which enables the power users of a smart grid. Considering the advantages of a two-way communications infrastructure for any future smart grid, a non

Durrani, Salman

182

Low Insertion HVDC Circuit Breaker: Magnetically Pulsed Hybrid Breaker for HVDC Power Distribution Protection  

SciTech Connect

GENI Project: General Atomics is developing a direct current (DC) circuit breaker that could protect the grid from faults 100 times faster than its alternating current (AC) counterparts. Circuit breakers are critical elements in any electrical system. At the grid level, their main function is to isolate parts of the grid where a fault has occurred—such as a downed power line or a transformer explosion—from the rest of the system. DC circuit breakers must interrupt the system during a fault much faster than AC circuit breakers to prevent possible damage to cables, converters and other grid-level components. General Atomics’ high-voltage DC circuit breaker would react in less than 1/1,000th of a second to interrupt current during a fault, preventing potential hazards to people and equipment.

None

2012-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

183

Halbach array DC motor/generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A new configuration of DC motor/generator is based on a Halbach array of permanent magnets. This motor does not use ferrous materials so that the only losses are winding losses and losses due to bearings and windage. An "inside-out" design is used as compared to a conventional motor/generator design. The rotating portion, i.e., the rotor, is on the outside of the machine. The stationary portion, i.e., the stator, is formed by the inside of the machine. The rotor contains an array of permanent magnets that provide a uniform field. The windings of the motor are placed in or on the stator. The stator windings are then "switched" or "commutated" to provide a DC motor/generator much the same as in a conventional DC motor. The commutation can be performed by mechanical means using brushes or by electronic means using switching circuits. The invention is useful in electric vehicles and adjustable speed DC drives.

Merritt, Bernard T. (Livermore, CA); Dreifuerst, Gary R. (Livermore, CA); Post, Richard F. (Walnut Creek, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Halbach array DC motor/generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A new configuration of DC motor/generator is based on a Halbach array of permanent magnets. This motor does not use ferrous materials so that the only losses are winding losses and losses due to bearings and windage. An ``inside-out`` design is used as compared to a conventional motor/generator design. The rotating portion, i.e., the rotor, is on the outside of the machine. The stationary portion, i.e., the stator, is formed by the inside of the machine. The rotor contains an array of permanent magnets that provide a uniform field. The windings of the motor are placed in or on the stator. The stator windings are then ``switched`` or ``commutated`` to provide a DC motor/generator much the same as in a conventional DC motor. The commutation can be performed by mechanical means using brushes or by electronic means using switching circuits. The invention is useful in electric vehicles and adjustable speed DC drives. 17 figs.

Merritt, B.T.; Dreifuerst, G.R.; Post, R.F.

1998-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

185

LABORATORY V ELECTRIC CIRCUITS  

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are inside materials such as wires or light bulbs. Even though the interactions of electrons inside materials your track lighting uses. So, you decide to build a model of circuits using two bulbs and compare bulbs are as bright as your reference circuit is equivalent to the circuit that your track lighting uses

Minnesota, University of

186

Piezoelectric drive circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A piezoelectric motor drive circuit is provided which utilizes the piezoelectric elements as oscillators and a Meacham half-bridge approach to develop feedback from the motor ground circuit to produce a signal to drive amplifiers to power the motor. The circuit automatically compensates for shifts in harmonic frequency of the piezoelectric elements due to pressure and temperature changes.

Treu, Jr., Charles A. (Raymore, MO)

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

187

Piezoelectric drive circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A piezoelectric motor drive circuit is provided which utilizes the piezoelectric elements as oscillators and a Meacham half-bridge approach to develop feedback from the motor ground circuit to produce a signal to drive amplifiers to power the motor. The circuit automatically compensates for shifts in harmonic frequency of the piezoelectric elements due to pressure and temperature changes. 7 figs.

Treu, C.A. Jr.

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

188

Building Scale DC Microgrids  

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an increasingly familiar generation source and elec- tronicssource of ancillary services either to buffer local variable generation,sources, e.g. photovoltaic modules (PV), from other direct current (DC) generation,

Marnay, Chris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Adaptive decentralised control of parallel DC-DC converter systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we develop a robust controller for parallel DC-DC converter system by combining the adaptive backstepping technique and decentralised control. The voltages and currents of all converters are coupled with each other. The parallel DC-DC ...

Jing Zhou

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Charging-choke circuit with a crowbar for precision control of voltage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The operation of a circuit using a charging choke to obtain dc voltages is improved by constructing the circuit to be capable of producing a higher voltage than the desired value and crowbarring the charging choke when the load voltage reaches the desired value.

Praeg, W.F.

1975-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

191

Cognitive Multiple Access Network with Outage Margin in the Primary System  

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This paper investigates the problem of spectrally efficient operation of a multiuser uplink cognitive radio system in the presence of a single primary link. The secondary system applies opportunistic interference cancelation (OIC) and decode the primary signal when such an opportunity is created. We derive the achievable rate in the secondary system when OIC is used. This scheme has a practical significance, since it enables rate adaptation without requiring any action from the primary system. The \\emph{exact} expressions for outage probability of the primary user are derived, when the primary system is exposed to interference from secondary users. Moreover, approximated formulas and tight lower and upper bounds for the ergodic sum-rate capacity of the secondary network are found. Next, the power allocation is investigated in the secondary system for maximizing the sum-rate under an outage constraint at the primary system. We formulate the power optimization problem in various scenarios depending on the avail...

Maham, Behrouz; Zhou, Xiangyun; Hjørungnes, Are

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

1 Outage-Efficient Downlink Transmission Without Transmit Channel State Information  

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This paper investigates downlink transmission over a quasi-static fading Gaussian broadcast channel (BC), to model delay-sensitive applications over slowly time-varying fading channels. System performance is characterized by outage achievable rate regions. In contrast to most previous work, here the problem is studied under the key assumption that the transmitter only knows the probability distributions of the fading coefficients, but not their realizations. For scalar-input channels, two coding schemes are proposed. The first scheme is called blind dirty paper coding (B-DPC), which utilizes a robustness property of dirty paper coding to perform precoding at the transmitter. The second scheme is called statistical superposition coding (S-SC), in which each receiver adaptively performs successive decoding with the process statistically governed by the realized fading. Both B-DPC and S-SC schemes lead to the same outage achievable rate region, which always dominates that of time-sharing, irrespective of the particular fading distributions. The S-SC scheme can be extended to BCs with multiple transmit antennas. Index Terms Broadcast channel, (blind) dirty paper coding, downlink, non-ergodic fading, outage achievable rate region, quasi-static fading, (statistical) superposition coding

Wenyi Zhang; Shivaprasad Kotagiri; Student Member; J. Nicholas Laneman; Senior Member

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Virtual Circuits (OSCARS)  

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Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) ESnet's On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS) provides multi-domain, high-bandwidth virtual circuits that guarantee end-to-end network data transfer performance. Originally a research concept, OSCARS has grown into a robust production service. Currently

194

Remote reset circuit  

SciTech Connect

A remote reset circuit acts as a stand-alone monitor and controller by clocking in each character sent by a terminal to a computer and comparing it to a given reference character. When a match occurs, the remote reset circuit activates the system's hardware reset line. The remote reset circuit is hardware based centered around monostable multivibrators and is unaffected by system crashes, partial serial transmissions, or power supply transients.

Gritzo, Russell E. (West Melbourne, FL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Remote reset circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A remote reset circuit acts as a stand-along monitor and controller by clocking in each character sent by a terminal to a computer and comparing it to a given reference character. When a match occurs, the remote reset circuit activates the system's hardware reset line. The remote reset circuit is hardware based centered around monostable multivibrators and is unaffected by system crashes, partial serial transmissions, or power supply transients. 4 figs.

Gritzo, R.E.

1985-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

196

Gas pressure reduction circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This note describes passive pressure reduction devices for use with sensitive instruments. Two gas circuits are developed which not only provide a pressure reduction under flow demand

D. W. Guillaume; D. DeVries

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

dc-to-ac power converter for fuel cell system  

SciTech Connect

As the interface between fuel cells and the utility line, a self-commutated inverter is preferred to a line-commutated inverter because of its easy controllability. Using the gate turn off (GTO) thyristors, this inverter can have high efficiency and simple circuit configurations. This paper describes the design features and test results of the dc-to-ac power converter, which is principally composed of four-phase transistor chopper and 12-pulse GTO inverter, for a 50kW experimental fuel cell power system. Furthermore, new GTO inverter which improves the circuit efficiency is presented. Special emphasis is placed on a detailed analysis and evaluation of this GTO inverter.

Kawabata, T.; Asaeda, T.; Hamasaki, Y.; Yutani, T.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Dc arc weld starter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for starting an arc for welding uses three DC power supplies, a high voltage supply for initiating the arc, an intermediate voltage supply for sustaining the arc, and a low voltage welding supply directly connected across the gap after the high voltage supply is disconnected.

Campiotti, R.H.; Hopwood, J.E.

1989-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

199

DC arc weld starter  

SciTech Connect

A system for starting an arc for welding uses three DC power supplies, a high voltage supply for initiating the arc, an intermediate voltage supply for sustaining the arc, and a low voltage welding supply directly connected across the gap after the high voltage supply is disconnected.

Campiotti, Richard H. (Tracy, CA); Hopwood, James E. (Oakley, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

A dc transformer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although conventional transformers are ac, a device that may be termed a dc transformer has been constructed by using superconductors. To provide an understanding of how such a transformer would operate, some of the properties of type I and type II superconductors ...

I. Giaever

1966-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

LABORATORY IV ELECTRIC CIRCUITS  

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familiar electric curren ts are inside materials such as wires or light bulbs. Even though the interactions your track lighting uses. You decide to build models of circuits with two bulbs connected across, bulbs, and batteries. Use the accompanying legend to build the circuits. Legend: light bulb ba

Minnesota, University of

202

Multi-port DC-DC Power Converter for Renewable Energy Application  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In recent years, there has been lots of emphasis put on the development of renewable energy. While considerable improvement on renewable energy has been made, there are some inherent limitations for these renewable energies. For example, for solar and wind power, there is an intermittent nature. For the fuel cell, the dynamics of electro-chemical reaction is quite slow compared to the electric load. This will not be acceptable for modern electric application, which requires constant voltage of constant frequency. This work proposed and evaluated a new power circuit that can deal with the problem of the intermittent nature and slow response of the renewable energy. The proposed circuit integrates different renewable energy sources as well as energy storage. By integrating renewable energy sources with statistical tendency to compensate each other, the effect of the intermittent nature can be greatly reduced. This integration will increase the reliability and utilization of the overall system. Moreover, the integration of energy storage solves the problem of the slow response of renewable energy. It can provide the extra energy required by load or absorb the excessive energy provided by the energy sources, greatly improving the dynamics of overall system. To better understand the proposed circuit, "Dual Active Bridge" and "Triple Active Bridge" were reviewed first. The operation principles and the modeling were presented. Analysis and design of the overall system were discussed. Controller design and stability issues were investigated. Furthermore, the function of the central controller was explained. In the end, different simulations were made and discussed. Results from the simulations showed that the proposed multi-port DC-DC power converter had satisfactory performance under different scenarios encountered in practical renewable energy application. The proposed circuit is an effective solution to the problem due to the intermittent nature and slow response of the renewable energy.

Chou, Hung-Ming

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Compensated gain control circuit for buck regulator command charge circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A buck regulator command charge circuit includes a compensated-gain control signal for compensating for changes in the component values in order to achieve optimal voltage regulation. The compensated-gain control circuit includes an automatic-gain control circuit for generating a variable-gain control signal. The automatic-gain control circuit is formed of a precision rectifier circuit, a filter network, an error amplifier, and an integrator circuit.

Barrett, David M. (Albuquerque, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Object-Oriented Modeling Of Power-Electronic Circuits Using Dymola  

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In this paper, a new approach to the object--oriented modeling of power--electronic circuits is demonstrated. It enables the user to specify power--electronic circuits conveniently in an easy--to--use modular fashion, yet generate simulation code that is efficient in its use, not requiring the introduction of artificial fast time--constants as was the case with many of the earlier proposed methodologies. Dymola enables the user to specify models for individual circuit elements in a highly modular, compact, and object--oriented fashion. Circuit models invoke these component models, and connect them in a topological manner, just as a Spice program would. The Dymola compiler automatically translates these circuit models into monolithic descriptions at the level of the simulation language resolving discontinuous circuit elements, such as switches, into appropriate event descriptions. For a typical AC--DC converter circuit controlled by GTO thyristors, it is shown that a speedup factor of a...

Hilding Elmqvist; François E. Cellier; Martin Otter

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Potline Open Circuit Protection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It results in a high power arc, which feeds oneself as the DC current is not cut. ... To reduce the risk, the potline and the substation must be protected against the ...

206

Sensor readout detector circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sensor readout detector circuit is disclosed that is capable of detecting sensor signals down to a few nanoamperes or less in a high (microampere) background noise level. The circuit operates at a very low standby power level and is triggerable by a sensor event signal that is above a predetermined threshold level. A plurality of sensor readout detector circuits can be formed on a substrate as an integrated circuit (IC). These circuits can operate to process data from an array of sensors in parallel, with only data from active sensors being processed for digitization and analysis. This allows the IC to operate at a low power level with a high data throughput for the active sensors. The circuit may be used with many different types of sensors, including photodetectors, capacitance sensors, chemically-sensitive sensors or combinations thereof to provide a capability for recording transient events or for recording data for a predetermined period of time following an event trigger. The sensor readout detector circuit has applications for portable or satellite-based sensor systems. 6 figs.

Chu, D.D.; Thelen, D.C. Jr.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

207

Sensor readout detector circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sensor readout detector circuit is disclosed that is capable of detecting sensor signals down to a few nanoamperes or less in a high (microampere) background noise level. The circuit operates at a very low standby power level and is triggerable by a sensor event signal that is above a predetermined threshold level. A plurality of sensor readout detector circuits can be formed on a substrate as an integrated circuit (IC). These circuits can operate to process data from an array of sensors in parallel, with only data from active sensors being processed for digitization and analysis. This allows the IC to operate at a low power level with a high data throughput for the active sensors. The circuit may be used with many different types of sensors, including photodetectors, capacitance sensors, chemically-sensitive sensors or combinations thereof to provide a capability for recording transient events or for recording data for a predetermined period of time following an event trigger. The sensor readout detector circuit has applications for portable or satellite-based sensor systems.

Chu, Dahlon D. (Albuquerque, NM); Thelen, Jr., Donald C. (Bozeman, MT)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Development and interrupting tests on 250KV 8KA HVDC circuit breaker  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the circuit and component selections, development and equivalent circuit test results on an HVDC circuit breaker for an HVDC transmission line. A puffer type SF/sub 6/ gas interrupter for AC circuit breakers is utilized for interrupting DC current with injection of high-frequency inverse current from a commutating capacitor precharged to HVDC line voltage. Also, the effectiveness of application of the HVDC breaker to an HVDC system with two parallel transmission lines is demonstrated through the EMTP simulation.

Tokuyama, S.; Arimatsu, K.; Hirata, K.; Kato, Y.; Yoshioka, Y.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

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210

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' Washington, DC' ' Washington, DC' 20585 The.Honorable Don Trotter, 102' Public Square Clarksville, Tennessee '37040 '_ _' ' Dear Mayor Trotter: '. Secretary of Energy Hazel .O'Leary has announced a new the Department of Energy (DOE) and its communications support of this initiative, we are pleased to forward related to the Clarksville Foundry.& Machine Co. site approach to openness in with the publ,ic'. In " the~enclosed~information in your'jurisdiction that performed work for DOE or its predecessor'agencies. This information. is provided, for.your information, use, and retention. remedial action conservative' set of technical investigations to assure environment. If'you have any questions, please feel free~to call DrI W. Alexander Uilliams 301-427-1719 of my staff.

211

DIFFERENTIAL FAULT SENSING CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A differential fault sensing circuit is designed for detecting arcing in high-voltage vacuum tubes arranged in parallel. A circuit is provided which senses differences in voltages appearing between corresponding elements likely to fault. Sensitivity of the circuit is adjusted to some level above which arcing will cause detectable differences in voltage. For particular corresponding elements, a group of pulse transformers are connected in parallel with diodes connected across the secondaries thereof so that only voltage excursions are transmitted to a thyratron which is biased to the sensitivity level mentioned.

Roberts, J.H.

1961-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Fast Detection and Mitigation of Cascading Outages in the Power System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation studies the causes and mechanism of power system cascading outages and proposes the improved interactive scheme between system-wide and local levels of monitoring and control to quickly detect, classify and mitigate the cascading outages in power system. A novel method for evaluating the vulnerability of individual components as well as the whole power system, which is named as weighted vulnerability analysis, is developed. Betweenness centrality is used to measure the importance of each bus and transmission line in the modeled power system network, which is in turn used to determine the weights for the weighted vulnerability index. It features fast reaction time and achieves higher accuracy when dealing with the cascading outage detection, classification and mitigation over the traditional methods. The overload problem due to power flow redistribution after one line tripped is a critical factor contributing to the cascading outages. A parallel corridor searching method is proposed to quickly identify the most vulnerable components after tripping a transmission line. The power system topology model can be simplified into state graph after searching the domains for each generator, the commons for each bus, and links between the commons. The parallel corridor will be determined by searching the links and commons in system topology graph for the given state of power system operation. During stressed operating state, either stable or unstable power swing may have impacts on distance relay judgment and lead to relay misoperation, which will result in the power system lines being tripped and as a consequence power system operating state becoming even more stressful. At the local level, an enhanced fault detection tool during power system swing is developed to reduce the chance of relay misoperation. Comprehensive simulation studies have been implemented by using the IEEE 39-bus and 118-bus test systems. The results are promising because: The results from weighted vulnerability analysis could provide better system situational awareness and accurate information about the disturbance; The results form parallel corridor search method could identify the most vulnerable lines after power re-distribution, which will give operator time to take remedial actions; The results from new travelling wave and wavelet transform based fault detection could reduce the impact of relay misoperation.

Pang, Chengzong

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

High voltage dc-dc converter with dynamic voltage regulation and decoupling during load-generated arcs  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules.

Shimer, Daniel W. (Danville, CA); Lange, Arnold C. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

High voltage dc--dc converter with dynamic voltage regulation and decoupling during load-generated arcs  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules. 5 Figs.

Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C.

1995-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

215

Bioluminescent Bioreporter Integrated Circuits  

To address the need for fieldable real-time biological recognition systems, ORNL researchers developed a "laboratory on a chip" using genetically engineered whole cell biosensors attached to integrated circuits (ICs). These bioluminescent ...

216

Optical dynamic circuit services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

IP service, leased-line service and POTS service have been the three long-standing communication service offerings of providers. Recently, both commercial and research-andeducation network providers have started offering optical dynamic circuit services. ...

Malathi Veeraraghavan; Mark Karol; George Clapp

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Key Issues for the control of refueling outage duration and costs in PWR Nuclear Power Plants  

SciTech Connect

For several years, EDF, within the framework of the CIDEM1 project and in collaboration with some German Utilities, has undertaken a detailed review of the operating experience both of its own NPP and of foreign units, in order to improve the performances of future units under design, particularly the French-German European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) project. This review made it possible to identify the key issues allowing to decrease the duration of refueling and maintenance outages. These key issues can be classified in 3 categories Design, Maintenance and Logistic Support, Outage Management. Most of the key issues in the design field and some in the logistic support field have been studied and could be integrated into the design of any future PWR unit, as for the EPR project. Some of them could also be adapted to current plants, provided they are feasible and profitable. The organization must be tailored to each country, utility or period: it widely depends on the power production environment, particularly in a deregulation context. (author)

Degrave, Claude [Electricite de France, EDF-SEPTEN, 12-14 avenue Dutrievoz 69628 Villeurbanne Cedex (France)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Analytical Tools to Predict Distribution Outage Restoration Load. Final Project Report.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main activity of this project has been twofold: (1) development of a computer model to predict CLPU(Cold Load Pickup) and (2) development of a field measurement and analysis method to obtain the input parameters of the CLPU model. The field measurement and analysis method is called the Step-Voltage-Test (STEPV). The Kootenai Electric Cooperative Appleway 51 feeder in Coeur d`Alene was selected for analysis in this project and STEPV tests were performed in winters of 92 and 93. The STEPV data was analyzed (method and results presented within this report) to obtain the Appleway 51 feeder parameters for prediction by the CLPU model. One only CLPU record was obtained in winter 1994. Unfortunately, the actual CLPU was not dramatic (short outage and moderate temperature) and did not display cyclic restoration current. A predicted Appleway 51 feeder CLPU was generated using the parameters obtained via the STEPV measurement/analysis/algorithm method at the same ambient temperature and outage duration as the measured actual CLPU. The predicted CLPU corresponds reasonably well with the single actual CLPU data obtained in winter 1994 on the Appleway 51 feeder.

Law, John

1994-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

219

Circuit simulation: some humbling thoughts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A short, very personal note on circuit simulation is presented. It does neither include theoretical background on circuit simulation, nor offers an overview of available software, but just gives some general remarks for a discussion on circuit simulator needs in context to the design and development of accelerator beam instrumentation circuits and systems.

Wendt, Manfred; /Fermilab

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Quantum Circuit Model Topological Model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Quantum Circuit Model Topological Model Comparison of Models Topological Quantum Computation Eric Rowell Texas A&M University October 2010 Eric Rowell Topological Quantum Computation #12;Quantum Circuit Model Topological Model Comparison of Models Outline 1 Quantum Circuit Model Gates, Circuits

Rowell, Eric C.

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221

Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A NOR/inverter logic gate circuit and a flip flop circuit implemented with superconducting flux flow transistors (SFFTs) are disclosed. Both circuits comprise two SFFTs with feedback lines. They have extremely low power dissipation, very high switching speeds, and the ability to interface between Josephson junction superconductor circuits and conventional microelectronics. 8 figs.

Hietala, V.M.; Martens, J.S.; Zipperian, T.E.

1995-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

222

Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A NOR/inverter logic gate circuit and a flip flop circuit implemented with superconducting flux flow transistors (SFFTs). Both circuits comprise two SFFTs with feedback lines. They have extremely low power dissipation, very high switching speeds, and the ability to interface between Josephson junction superconductor circuits and conventional microelectronics.

Hietala, Vincent M. (Placitas, NM); Martens, Jon S. (Sunnyvale, CA); Zipperian, Thomas E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

An efficient piezoelectric energy harvesting interface circuit using a bias-flip rectifier and shared inductor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract—Harvesting ambient vibration energy through piezoelectric means is a popular energy harvesting technique which can potentially supply 10–100’s of W of available power. One of the main limitations of existing piezoelectric harvesters is in their interface circuitry. In this paper, a bias-flip rectifier circuit that can improve the power extraction capability from piezoelectric harvesters over conventional full-bridge rectifiers and voltage doublers by greater than 4X is implemented in a 0.35 m CMOS process. An efficient control circuit to regulate the output voltage of the rectifier and recharge a storage capacitor is presented. The inductor used within the bias-flip rectifier is shared efficiently with a multitude of switching DC-DC converters within the system reducing the overall component count. Index Terms—Bias-flip rectifier, DC-DC converter, full-bridge rectifier, inductor sharing, micropower, piezoelectric harvester.

Yogesh K. Ramadass; Anantha P. Ch

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Improved DC Gun Insulator  

SciTech Connect

Many user facilities such as synchrotron light sources and free electron lasers require accelerating structures that support electric fields of 10-100 MV/m, especially at the start of the accelerator chain where ceramic insulators are used for very high gradient DC guns. These insulators are difficult to manufacture, require long commissioning times, and have poor reliability, in part because energetic electrons bury themselves in the ceramic, creating a buildup of charge and causing eventual puncture. A novel ceramic manufacturing process is proposed. It will incorporate bulk resistivity in the region where it is needed to bleed off accumulated charge caused by highly energetic electrons. This process will be optimized to provide an appropriate gradient in bulk resistivity from the vacuum side to the air side of the HV standoff ceramic cylinder. A computer model will be used to determine the optimum cylinder dimensions and required resistivity gradient for an example RF gun application. A ceramic material example with resistivity gradient appropriate for use as a DC gun insulator will be fabricated by glazing using doping compounds and tested.

M.L. Neubauer, K.B. Beard, R. Sah, C. Hernandez-Garcia, G. Neil

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

ELECTRONIC TRIGGER CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic trigger circuit is described of the type where an output pulse is obtained only after an input voltage has cqualed or exceeded a selected reference voltage. In general, the invention comprises a source of direct current reference voltage in series with an impedance and a diode rectifying element. An input pulse of preselected amplitude causes the diode to conduct and develop a signal across the impedance. The signal is delivered to an amplifier where an output pulse is produced and part of the output is fed back in a positive manner to the diode so that the amplifier produces a steep wave front trigger pulsc at the output. The trigger point of the described circuit is not subject to variation due to the aging, etc., of multi-electrode tabes, since the diode circuit essentially determines the trigger point.

Russell, J.A.G.

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

ELECTRONIC MULTIPLIER CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic multiplier circuit is described in which an output voltage having an amplitude proportional to the product or quotient of the input signals is accomplished in a novel manner which facilitates simplicity of circuit construction and a high degree of accuracy in accomplishing the multiplying and dividing function. The circuit broadly comprises a multiplier tube in which the plate current is proportional to the voltage applied to a first control grid multiplied by the difference between voltage applied to a second control grid and the voltage applied to the first control grid. Means are provided to apply a first signal to be multiplied to the first control grid together with means for applying the sum of the first signal to be multiplied and a second signal to be multiplied to the second control grid whereby the plate current of the multiplier tube is proportional to the product of the first and second signals to be multiplied.

Thomas, R.E.

1959-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

227

Electrical Circuit Tester  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical circuit testing device is provided, comprising a case, a digital voltage level testing circuit with a display means, a switch to initiate measurement using the device, a non-shorting switching means for selecting pre-determined electrical wiring configurations to be tested in an outlet, a terminal block, a five-pole electrical plug mounted on the case surface and a set of adapters that can be used for various multiple-pronged electrical outlet configurations for voltages from 100 600 VAC from 50 100 Hz.

Love, Frank (Amarillo, TX)

2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

228

Small circuits for cryptography.  

SciTech Connect

This report examines a number of hardware circuit design issues associated with implementing certain functions in FPGA and ASIC technologies. Here we show circuit designs for AES and SHA-1 that have an extremely small hardware footprint, yet show reasonably good performance characteristics as compared to the state of the art designs found in the literature. Our AES performance numbers are fueled by an optimized composite field S-box design for the Stratix chipset. Our SHA-1 designs use register packing and feedback functionalities of the Stratix LE, which reduce the logic element usage by as much as 72% as compared to other SHA-1 designs.

Torgerson, Mark Dolan; Draelos, Timothy John; Schroeppel, Richard Crabtree; Miller, Russell D.; Anderson, William Erik

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Outage probability and channel capacity for the Nth best relay selection AF relaying over INID Rayleigh fading channels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cooperative diversity systems have recently been proposed as a way to form virtual antenna schemes without utilizing collocated multiple antennas. In this paper, we consider the Nth best opportunistic amplify-and-forward (AF) cooperative diversity ... Keywords: Nth best OAF, INID Rayleigh fading channels, channel capacity, cooperative diversity, outage probability

K. Ko; C. Woo

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Understanding the Benefits of Dispersed Grid-Connected Photovoltaics: From Avoiding the Next Major Outage to Taming Wholesale Power Markets  

SciTech Connect

Thanks to new solar resource assessment techniques using cloud cover data available from geostationary satellites, it is apparent that grid-connected PV installations can serve to enhance electric grid reliability, preventing or hastening recovery from major power outages and serving to mitigate extreme price spikes in wholesale energy markets. (author)

Letendre, Steven E.; Perez, Richard

2006-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

231

Departmentaf Energy Washington, DC  

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

Departmentaf Departmentaf Energy Washington, DC 20585 MAR 4 1998 MEMORANDUM FOR: James H. Chafin, AL Robert Fisher, CH Steven Hamel, OR William Daubenspeck, LL James Hanley, SAN Robert Southworth, RL Harold Dixon, SR \ Lisa Jarr, FETC"/"',,,-' ( ~ ( ) ( I C{ \'"~V FROM: Paul A. Gottlieb'<,. ~ ' \ Assistant General Counsel . for Technology Transfer / and Intellectual Property SUBJECT: U.S. Competitiveness Provision. Except for the cases discussed further below, attached is the U.S. Competitiveness provision which you should begin providing as our initial negotiating position to inventors/contractors requesting identified and, advance patent waivers. Of course, it is not· expected that every inventor/contractor will agree to the exact language in the provision, in which case modifications to the provision can be made. In those cases where substantial changes are contemplated,

232

Washington, DC,20585  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

>/gGq ' >/gGq ' ,, ' .. Department of Edgy Washington, DC,20585 ,I ' , APR 0 4 1995 The Honorable Patrick Ungaro 26 S. Phelps Street Youngstown, Ohio 44503 .' Dear );layor.Ungaro: Secretary of'Energy Hazel O'Leary has announced a new approach to openness in the Oepartment of Energy (DOE) and its coannunications with the public. In support of this initiative, we are pleased to forward the,enclosed information related to the former Ajax-Hagnethermic C,orp. site in your jurisdiction that performed work for DOE's predecessoragencies. This information is~provided for your information, use, and retention. DOE's Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program is responsible for identificationof sites used by DOE's predecessor agencies, determining their current radiological condition and, where it has authority, performing-

233

D.C.  

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Future scientists advance to national Future scientists advance to national level April 3, 2012 Science Bowl winners represent NM in Washington, D.C. A team from Los Alamos bested 39 other teams from around New Mexico in the 10- hour New Mexico Regional Science Bowl, held recently at Albuquerque Academy. The team went on to represent New Mexico in the 22nd Annual Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl. In addition to their travel expenses, the team also won $5,000 for their school. The team consists of students, Alexander Wang, Micha Ben-Naim, Scott Carlsten, Lorenzo Venneri and Kevin Gao, and Coach, Paolo Venneri. - 2 - Albuquerque Academy took second place and La Cueva High School in Albuquerque placed third in the "Jeopardy!"-style event. During the competition, students are asked

234

A Review of Power Outages and Restoration Following the June 2012 Derecho  

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

August 2012 August 2012 A Review of Power Outages and Restoration Following the June 2012 Derecho Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability U.S. Department of Energy For Further Information This report was prepared by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability under the direction of Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary, and William Bryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary. Specific questions about this report may be directed to Alice Lippert, Senior Technical Advisor (alice.lippert@hq.doe.gov). (Cover image from the National Weather Service) OE/ISER 8/6/2012 1 Background On June 29, 2012, a major storm system known as a derecho ("deh-REY-cho") formed and

235

Reducing Duration of Refueling Outage by Optimizing Core Design and Shuffling Sequence  

SciTech Connect

Reducing the duration of refueling outage is possible by optimizing the core design and the shuffling sequence. For both options software tools have been developed that have been applied to the three most recent cycles of the Borssele plant in the Netherlands. Applicability of the shuffling sequence optimization to boiling water reactors has been demonstrated by a comparison to a recent shuffle plan used in the Hatch plant located in the United States. Their uses have shown that both core design and shuffling sequence optimization can be exploited to reduce the time needed for reloading a core with an in-core shuffling scheme. Ex-core shuffling schemes for pressurized water reactors can still have substantial benefit from a core design using a minimized number of insert shuffles.

Wakker, P.H.; Verhagen, F.C.M.; Bloois, J.T. van; Sutton, W.R. III

2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

236

The Design of a RapidDischarge Varistor System for the MICE Magnet Circuits  

SciTech Connect

The need for a magnet circuit discharge system, in order to protect the magnet HTS leads during a power failure, has been discussed in recent MICE reports [1], [2]. In order to rapidly discharge a magnet, one has to put enough resistance across the lead. The resistance in this case is varistor that is put across the magnet in the event of a power outage. The resistance consists of several diodes, which act as constant voltage resistors and the resistance of the cables connecting the magnets in the circuit to each other and to the power supply. In order for the rapid discharge system to work without quenching the magnets, the voltage across the magnets must be low enough so that the diodes in the quench protection circuit don't fire and cause the magnet current to bypass the superconducting coils. It is proposed that six rapid discharge varistors be installed across the three magnet circuits the power the tracker solenoids, which are connected in series. The focusing magnets, which are also connected in series would have three varistors (one for each magnet). The coupling magnets would have a varistor for each magnet. The peak voltage that is allowed per varistor depends on the number of quench protection diodes that make up the quench protection circuit for each magnet coil circuit. It is proposed that the varistors be water cooled as the magnet circuits are being discharged through them. The water cooling circuit can be supplied with tap water. The tap water flows only when the varistor temperature reaches a temperature of 45 C.

Green, Michael A.

2008-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

237

Bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed are monolithic bioelectronic devices comprising a bioreporter and an OASIC. These bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit are useful in detecting substances such as pollutants, explosives, and heavy-metals residing in inhospitable areas such as groundwater, industrial process vessels, and battlefields. Also disclosed are methods and apparatus for environmental pollutant detection, oil exploration, drug discovery, industrial process control, and hazardous chemical monitoring.

Simpson, Michael L. (Knoxville, TN); Sayler, Gary S. (Blaine, TN); Paulus, Michael J. (Knoxville, TN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Circuit breaker lockout device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker. 2 figs.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1992-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

239

Circuit breaker lockout device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin is installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

240

Circuit breaker lockout device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker.

Kozlowski, Lawrence J. (New Kensington, PA); Shirey, Lawrence A. (North Huntingdon, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Experiment 2 Meter Circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Experiment 2 Meter Circuits Even in these days of digital circuitry, the d'Arsonval meter to stress a spring. The strain of the spring is read as a deflection of a scale. Most d'Arsonval meter the meter. In this experiment, the basic d'Arsonval meter movement and simple passive circuitry will be used

King, Roger

242

Automatic sweep circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Keefe, Donald J. (Lemont, IL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Short circuit power estimation of static CMOS circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a simple method to estimate short-circuit power dissipation for static CMOS logic circuits. Short-circuit current expression is derived by accurately interpolating peak points of actual current curves which is influenced by the gate-to-drain ...

Seung-Ho Jung; Jong-Humn Baek; Seok-Yoon Kim

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

DC's Marble ceiling : urban height and its regulation in Washington, DC; Urban height and its regulation in Washington, DC.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Washington, DC has a unique urban form that is the result of a century-old law. Through the narrow lens of DC's height limit, I survey… (more)

Trueblood, Andrew Tyson

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Bi-Directional DC-DC Converter for PHEV Applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) require high power density energy storage system (ESS) for hybrid operation and high energy density ESS for Electric Vehicle (EV) mode range. However, ESS technologies to maximize power density and energy density simultaneously are not commercially feasible. The use of bi-directional DC-DC converter allows use of multiple energy storage, and the flexible DC-link voltages can enhance the system efficiency and reduce component sizing. This will improve fuel consumption, increase the EV mode range, reduce the total weight, reduce battery initial and life cycle cost, and provide flexibility in system design.

Abas Goodarzi

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

246

Washington DC | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Washington DC Home Linked Open Data Workshop in Washington, D.C. Description: A group organizing the LOD workshop in Washington, D.C. in fall 2012 A follow-up event to the...

247

Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Brushless DC permanent magnet motor EV electric vehicle Btubrushless DC permanent magnet motors [11]. We note that themotor 2 Same VSD = variable speed drive BDCPM = brushless DC permanent magnet

Garbesi, Karina

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Methods of fabricating applique circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Applique circuits suitable for advanced packaging applications are introduced. These structures are particularly suited for the simple integration of large amounts (many nanoFarads) of capacitance into conventional integrated circuit and multichip packaging technology. In operation, applique circuits are bonded to the integrated circuit or other appropriate structure at the point where the capacitance is required, thereby minimizing the effects of parasitic coupling. An immediate application is to problems of noise reduction and control in modern high-frequency circuitry.

Dimos, Duane B. (Albuquerque, NM); Garino, Terry J. (Albuquerque, NM)

1999-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

249

A high-power switch-mode dc power supply for dynamic loads  

SciTech Connect

High-voltage dc power supplies are often required to operate with highly dynamic loads, such as arcs. A switch-mode dc power supply can offer significant advantages over conventional thyristor-based dc power supplies under such conditions. It can quickly turn off the supply to extinguish the arc, and it can quickly recover after the arc. It has a relatively small output filter capacitance, which results in small stored energy available to the arc. A 400-kW, 50-kV switch-mode dc power supply for an electron-beam gun that exploits these advantages was designed and tested. It uses four 100-kW, current-source-type dc-dc converters with inputs in parallel and outputs in series. The dc-dc converters operate at 20 kHz in the voltage regulator part and 10 kHz in the inverter, transformer, and output rectifier part of the circuit. Insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) are used as the power switches. Special techniques are used to protect the power supply and load against arcs and hard shorts. The power supply has an efficiency of 93%, an output voltage ripple of 1%, and fast dynamic response. In addition, it is nearly one-third the size of conventional power supplies.

Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Bombay, J.N. [Kaiser Engineers, Oakland, CA (United States)

1994-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

250

Definition: DC Resistivity Survey (Schlumberger Array) | Open...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Schlumberger Array) Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png DC Resistivity Survey (Schlumberger Array) The Schlumberger array is a type of electrode configuration for a DC...

251

Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

by end use and appliance type. 217. Functions embodied in appliances and DC technologies thatthat both the standard appliance and the DC-internal

Garbesi, Karina

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

GAS PHOTOTUBE CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This patent pertains to electronic circuits for measuring the intensity of light and is especially concerned with measurement between preset light thresholds. Such a circuit has application in connection with devices for reading-out information stored on punch cards or tapes where the cards and tapes are translucent. By the novel arrangement of this invention thc sensitivity of a gas phototube is maintained at a low value when the light intensity is below a first threshold level. If the light level rises above the first threshold level, the tube is rendered highly sensitive and an output signal will vary in proportion to the light intensity change. When the light level decreases below a second threshold level, the gas phototube is automatically rendered highly insensitive. Each of these threshold points is adjustable.

Richardson, J.H.

1958-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

500-kV HVDC air-blast circuit breaker. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the first HVDC circuit breaker to be tested on a full-scale utility system. Modular in construction to ensure economic feasibility, this breaker has a standard ac air-blast breaker as its main component and interrupts current up to 2200-A dc.

Bachman, B.; Ruoss, E.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Multilevel-Dc-Bus Inverter For Providing Sinusoidal And Pwm Electrical Machine Voltages  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A circuit for controlling an ac machine comprises a full bridge network of commutation switches which are connected to supply current for a corresponding voltage phase to the stator windings, a plurality of diodes, each in parallel connection to a respective one of the commutation switches, a plurality of dc source connections providing a multi-level dc bus for the full bridge network of commutation switches to produce sinusoidal voltages or PWM signals, and a controller connected for control of said dc source connections and said full bridge network of commutation switches to output substantially sinusoidal voltages to the stator windings. With the invention, the number of semiconductor switches is reduced to m+3 for a multi-level dc bus having m levels. A method of machine control is also disclosed.

Su, Gui-Jia (Knoxville, TN)

2005-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

255

Effective Personnel Exposure Control in Shortened Refueling Outages: Final Report: Review of Remote Monitoring Systems in Radiation Protection Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Remote monitoring technology (RMT) significantly enhances worker protection and reduces worker radiation exposure, particularly during shortened refueling outages. This report provides a brief description of the hardware and features of remote monitoring systems, then focuses on nuclear plant experiences in applying such systems for enhanced radiation protection. It also discusses EPRI's RMT research program and formation of the RMT Working Group to support research in this area. Such information will gr...

2003-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

256

Experience Based Interview Process for Power Plant Management: With a Pilot Application to Aging of Outage Support Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Plant managers are responsible for ensuring that their facilities meet strategic asset management goals in an increasingly competitive power generation marketplace. This report describes an experience based interview (EBI) method for capturing the knowledge of plant staff to more efficiently identify technical or operational issues and make management decisions that protect assets. Included is a demonstration of the method in a pilot application to aging of support equipment that could impact outages in ...

1999-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

257

Plant Outage Time Savings Provided by Subcritical Physics Testing at Vogtle Unit 2  

SciTech Connect

The most recent core reload design verification physics testing done at Southern Nuclear Company's (SNC) Vogtle Unit 2, performed prior to initial power operations in operating cycle 12, was successfully completed while the reactor was at least 1% {delta}K/K subcritical. The testing program used was the first application of the Subcritical Physics Testing (SPT) program developed by the Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. The SPT program centers on the application of the Westinghouse Subcritical Rod Worth Measurement (SRWM) methodology that was developed in cooperation with the Vogtle Reactor Engineering staff. The SRWM methodology received U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval in August of 2005. The first application of the SPT program occurred at Vogtle Unit 2 in October of 2005. The results of the core design verification measurements obtained during the SPT program demonstrated excellent agreement with prediction, demonstrating that the predicted core characteristics were in excellent agreement with the actual operating characteristics of the core. This paper presents an overview of the SPT Program used at Vogtle Unit 2 during operating cycle 12, and a discussion of the critical path outage time savings the SPT program is capable of providing. (authors)

Cupp, Philip [Southern Nuclear Company (United States); Heibel, M.D. [Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT  

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

Court of Appeals Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT No. 10-1074 September Term, 2010 FILED ON: DECEMBER 13, 2010 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY UTILITY COMMISSIONERS, PETITIONER v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RESPONDENTS Consolidated with 10-1076 Petition for Review of a Decision of the United States Department of Energy Before: SENTELLE, Chief Judge; BROWN, Circuit Judge; and WILLIAMS, Senior Circuit Judge. J U D G M E N T This appeal was considered on the record and the briefs submitted by the parties. See FED. R. APP. P. 34(a)(2); D.C. CIR. R. 34(j). The court has accorded the issues full consideration and has determined they do not warrant a published opinion. See D.C. CIR. R.36(d). It is ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the petition for review is dismissed.

259

Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems  

SciTech Connect

This document catalogs the characteristics of current and potential future DC products and power systems.

Garbesi, Karina; Vossos, Vagelis; Shen, Hongxia

2010-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

260

Sequential circuit design for radiation hardened multiple voltage integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention includes a radiation hardened sequential circuit, such as a bistable circuit, flip-flop or other suitable design that presents substantial immunity to ionizing radiation while simultaneously maintaining a low operating voltage. In one embodiment, the circuit includes a plurality of logic elements that operate on relatively low voltage, and a master and slave latches each having storage elements that operate on a relatively high voltage.

Clark, Lawrence T. (Phoenix, AZ); McIver, III, John K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Jitter compensation circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The instantaneous V.sub.co signal on a charging capacitor is sampled and the charge voltage on capacitor C.sub.o is captured just prior to its discharge into the first stage of magnetic modulator. The captured signal is applied to an averaging circuit with a long time constant and to the positive input terminal of a differential amplifier. The averaged V.sub. co signal is split between a gain stage (G=0.975) and a feedback stage that determines the slope of the voltage ramp applied to the high speed comparator. The 97.5% portion of the averaged V.sub.co signal is applied to the negative input of a differential amplifier gain stage (G=10). The differential amplifier produces an error signal by subtracting 97.5% of the averaged V.sub.co signal from the instantaneous value of sampled V.sub.co signal and multiplying the difference by ten. The resulting error signal is applied to the positive input of a high speed comparator. The error signal is then compared to a voltage ramp that is proportional to the averaged V.sub.co values squared divided by the total volt-second product of the magnetic compression circuit.

Sullivan, James S. (Livermore, CA); Ball, Don G. (Livermore, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Jitter compensation circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The instantaneous V{sub co} signal on a charging capacitor is sampled and the charge voltage on capacitor C{sub o} is captured just prior to its discharge into the first stage of magnetic modulator. The captured signal is applied to an averaging circuit with a long time constant and to the positive input terminal of a differential amplifier. The averaged V{sub co} signal is split between a gain stage (G = 0.975) and a feedback stage that determines the slope of the voltage ramp applied to the high speed comparator. The 97.5% portion of the averaged V{sub co} signal is applied to the negative input of a differential amplifier gain stage (G = 10). The differential amplifier produces an error signal by subtracting 97.5% of the averaged V{sub co} signal from the instantaneous value of sampled V{sub co} signal and multiplying the difference by ten. The resulting error signal is applied to the positive input of a high speed comparator. The error signal is then compared to a voltage ramp that is proportional to the averaged V{sub co} values squared divided by the total volt-second product of the magnetic compression circuit. 11 figs.

Sullivan, J.S.; Ball, D.G.

1997-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

263

Light-weight DC to very high voltage DC converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A DC-DC converter capable of generating outputs of 100 KV without a transformer comprises a silicon opening switch (SOS) diode connected to allow a charging current from a capacitor to flow into an inductor. When a specified amount of charge has flowed through the SOS diode, it opens up abruptly; and the consequential collapsing field of the inductor causes a voltage and current reversal that is steered into a load capacitor by an output diode. A switch across the series combination of the capacitor, inductor, and SOS diode closes to periodically reset the SOS diode by inducing a forward-biased current.

Druce, Robert L. (Union City, CA); Kirbie, Hugh C. (Dublin, CA); Newton, Mark A. (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Light-weight DC to very high voltage DC converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A DC-DC converter capable of generating outputs of 100 KV without a transformer comprises a silicon opening switch (SOS) diode connected to allow a charging current from a capacitor to flow into an inductor. When a specified amount of charge has flowed through the SOS diode, it opens up abruptly; and the consequential collapsing field of the inductor causes a voltage and current reversal that is steered into a load capacitor by an output diode. A switch across the series combination of the capacitor, inductor, and SOS diode closes to periodically reset the SOS diode by inducing a forward-biased current. 1 fig.

Druce, R.L.; Kirbie, H.C.; Newton, M.A.

1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

265

PRECISION TIME-DELAY CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A tine-delay circuit which produces a delay time in d. The circuit a capacitor, an te back resistance, connected serially with the anode of the diode going to ground. At the start of the time delay a negative stepfunction is applied to the series circuit and initiates a half-cycle transient oscillatory voltage terminated by a transient oscillatory voltage of substantially higher frequency. The output of the delay circuit is taken at the junction of the inductor and diode where a sudden voltage rise appears after the initiation of the higher frequency transient oscillations.

Creveling, R.

1959-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

266

Spike Neuromorphic Carbon Nanotube Circuits  

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plasticity Power consumption per device/circuit Scalabiiltydevice with low power consumption (nW/device), 2) to build athe learning. Fourth, power consumption per device should be

Kim, Kyunghyun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Efficient circuit partitioning to extend cycle simulation beyond synchronous circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cycle simulation techniques, such as levelized compiled code, can ordinarily be applied only to synchronous designs. They usually cannot be applied to designs containing circuit features like combinational paths, multiple clock domains, generated clocks, ... Keywords: logic simulation, cycle simulation, circuit partitioning, levelized compiled code

Charles J. DeVane

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

ELECTRONIC INTEGRATING CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic integrating circuit using a transistor with a capacitor connected between the emitter and collector through which the capacitor discharges at a rate proportional to the input current at the base is described. Means are provided for biasing the base with an operating bias and for applying a voltage pulse to the capacitor for charging to an initial voltage. A current dividing diode is connected between the base and emitter of the transistor, and signal input terminal means are coupled to the juncture of the capacitor and emitter and to the base of the transistor. At the end of the integration period, the residual voltage on said capacitor is less by an amount proportional to the integral of the input signal. Either continuous or intermittent periods of integration are provided. (AEC)

Englemann, R.H.

1963-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

269

Photoconductive circuit element reflectometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A photoconductive reflectometer for characterizing semiconductor devices at millimeter wavelength frequencies where a first photoconductive circuit element (PCE) is biased by a direct current voltage source and produces short electrical pulses when excited into conductance by short first laser light pulses. The electrical pulses are electronically conditioned to improve the frequency related amplitude characteristics of the pulses which thereafter propagate along a transmission line to a device under test. Second PCEs are connected along the transmission line to sample the signals on the transmission line when excited into conductance by short second laser light pulses, spaced apart in time a variable period from the first laser light pulses. Electronic filters connected to each of the second PCEs act as low-pass filters and remove parasitic interference from the sampled signals and output the sampled signals in the form of slowed-motion images of the signals on the transmission line.

Rauscher, Christen (Alexandria, VA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Convergence Analysis of DC Algorithm for DC programming with ...  

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programs to which it gave almost always global solutions and proved to be more robust ... In this paper, we consider DC programming with subanalytic data. .... open ball with the center x ? Rn and radius ? > 0 is denoted by B(x, ?); while the unit ... and C ? Rn is a nonempty convex set, we can equivalently transform it into a.

271

SAS Output  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

A. U.S. Transmission Circuit Sustained Automatic Outage Counts and Hours A. U.S. Transmission Circuit Sustained Automatic Outage Counts and Hours by High-Voltage Size and NERC Region, 2012 Sustained Automatic Outage Counts Voltage Region Type Operating (kV) FRCC MRO NPCC RFC SERC SPP TRE WECC Contiguous U.S. AC 200-299 142 49 14 141 242 49 -- 484 1,121 AC 300-399 -- 88 107 95 46 56 80 165 637 AC 400-599 9 3 -- 22 86 -- -- 125 245 AC 600+ -- -- 6 9 -- -- -- -- 15 AC Total 151 140 127 267 374 105 80 774 2,018 DC 100-199 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- DC 200-299 -- 18 -- -- -- -- -- 5 23 DC 300-399 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- DC 400-499 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- 5 DC 500-599 -- -- -- 5 -- -- -- 17 22 DC 600+ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

272

Analog Baseband Circuits for WCDMA Direct-Conversion Receivers  

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This thesis describes the design and implementation of analog baseband circuits for low-power single-chip WCDMA direct-conversion receivers. The reference radio system throughout the thesis is UTRA/FDD. The analog baseband circuit consists of two similar channels, which contain analog channel-select filters, programmable-gain amplifiers, and circuits that remove DC offsets. The direct-conversion architecture is described and the UTRA/FDD system characteristics are summarized. The UTRA/FDD specifications define the performance requirement for the whole receiver. Therefore, the specifications for the analog baseband circuit are obtained from the receiver requirements through calculations performed by hand. When the power dissipation of an UTRA/FDD direct-conversion receiver is minimized, the design parameters of an all-pole analog channel-select filter and the following Nyquist rate analog-to-digital converter must be considered simultaneously. In this thesis, it is shown that minimum power consumption is achieved with a fifth-order lowpass filter and a 15.36-MS/s Nyquist rate converter that has a 7- or 8-bit resolution. A fifth-order Chebyshev prototype with a passband ripple of 0.01dB and a –3-dB frequency of 1.92-MHz is adopted in this thesis. The

Jarkko Jussila; Teknillinen Korkeakoulu; Otamedia Oy

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Linear Circuits Designation: Required course  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

circuits. Node and mesh analysis. Operational amplifiers. Signal acquisition and conditioning. Electric, 11k). Objective 4: To acquaint students with the rudiments of electrical-to-mechanical energy) Steady-state and dynamic behavior of linear, lumped-parameter electrical circuits. Kirchoff's laws. RLC

Krstic, Miroslav

274

Online circuit breaker monitoring system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Circuit breakers are used in a power system to break or make current flow through power system apparatus. Reliable operation of circuit breakers is very important to the well-being of the power system. Historically this is achieved by regular inspection and maintenance of the circuit breakers. An automated online circuit breaker monitoring system is proposed to monitor condition, operation and status of high and medium voltage circuit breakers. By tracking equipment condition, this system could be used to perform maintenance only when it is needed. This could decrease overall maintenance cost and increase equipment reliability. Using high accurate time synchronization, this system should enable development of system-wide applications that utilize the data recorded by the system. This makes possible tracking sequence of events and making conclusions about their effect on-line. This solution also enables reliable topology analysis, which can be used to improve power flow analysis, state estimation and alarm processing.

Djekic, Zarko

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Resonant Tunneling Device Logic Circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report is a summary of the activities in the field of resonant tunneling device circuit design. The presented work has been performed by the Department of Microelectronics of the University of Dortmund (UNIDO) and the Solid-State Electronics Department of the Gerhard-Mercator University of Duisburg (GMUD) during the first year of the Microelectronics Advanced Research Initiative projects ANSWERS (Autonomous Nanoelectronic Systems with Extended Replication and Signalling) and LOCOM (Logic Circuits with Reduced Complexity based on Devices with Higher Functionality). As part of the ANSWERS work-package the principal task of UNIDO is to investigate novel logic circuit architectures for resonant tunneling devices, to perform circuit simulations, and to specify the electrical device parameters. The basic device configuration is a monolithically integrated resonant tunneling diode heterostructure field-effect transistor (RTD-HFET). This device and the demonstrator circuits are fabricated by the LOCOM partner GMUD.

Christian Pacha; Peter Glösekötter; Karl Goser; Werner Prost; Uwe Auer; Franz-J. Tegude

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

DC systems with transformerless converters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technical and economic feasibility study of HVDC systems without converter transformers is presented. The presentation includes proposed solutions to the drawback related to the absence of galvanic separation between the ac and dc systems, if the converter transformers are eliminated. The results show that HVDC systems without converter transformers are both technically and economically feasible. The cost savings can be substantial.

Vithayathil, J.J.; Mittlestadt, W. [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States); Bjoerklund, P.E. [ABB Power Systems AB, Ludvika (Sweden)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Data:C2919ee4-d580-4dc4-959e-3fa28b71dd35 | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

19ee4-d580-4dc4-959e-3fa28b71dd35 19ee4-d580-4dc4-959e-3fa28b71dd35 No revision has been approved for this page. It is currently under review by our subject matter experts. Jump to: navigation, search Loading... 1. Basic Information 2. Demand 3. Energy << Previous 1 2 3 Next >> Basic Information Utility name: Harmon Electric Assn Inc Effective date: 2008/10/01 End date if known: Rate name: Schedule DR-02 -02 Dairy Sector: Commercial Description: * Available to dairy loads within our service territory that have backup generation capable of meeting the capacity needs of the dairy operation during peak periods and at other times that an outage interrupts service. Subject to Power Factor Adjustment, Power Cost Adjustment and Gross Receipts Tax Adjustment. Source or reference: Rate binder # 4

278

DC to DC power converters and methods of controlling the same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power generation system configured to provide direct current (DC) power to a DC link is described. The system includes a first power generation unit configured to output DC power. The system also includes a first DC to DC converter comprising an input section and an output section. The output section of the first DC to DC converter is coupled in series with the first power generation unit. The first DC to DC converter is configured to process a first portion of the DC power output by the first power generation unit and to provide an unprocessed second portion of the DC power output of the first power generation unit to the output section.

Steigerwald, Robert Louis; Elasser, Ahmed; Sabate, Juan Antonio; Todorovic, Maja Harfman; Agamy, Mohammed

2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

279

Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems  

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Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems Title Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5364E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Garbesi, Karina, Vagelis Vossos, and Hongxia Shen Document Number LBNL-5364E Date Published October Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Abstract This document catalogs the characteristics of current and potential future direct current (DC) products and power systems. It is part of a larger U.S. Department of Energy-funded project, "Direct-DC Power Systems for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Integration with a Residential and Small Commercial Focus". That project is investigating the energy-savings potential, benefits, and barriers of using DC generated by on-site renewable energy systems directly in its DC form, rather than converting it first to alternating current (AC) for distribution to loads. Two related reports resulted from this work: this Catalog and a companion report that addresses direct-DC energy savings in U.S. residential buildings.Interest in 'direct-DC' is motivated by a combination of factors: the very rapid increase in residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the United States; the rapid expansion in the current and expected future use of energy efficient products that utilize DC power internally; the demonstrated energy savings of direct-DC in commercial data centers; and the current emergence of direct-DC power standards and products designed for grid-connected residential and commercial products. Based on an in-depth study of DC appliances and power systems, we assessed off-grid markets for DC appliances, the DC compatibility of mainstream electricity end-uses, and the emerging mainstream market for direct-DC appliances and power systems.

280

A 4000-A HVDC (high-voltage direct-current) circuit breaker with fast fault-clearing capability: Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project is a follow-up of the first development of a 500 kV HVDC airblast circuit breaker (EPRI project 1507-3). The objective was to increase the current interrupting capability from 2200 A to 4000 A and shorten its fault clearing time. A high current 500 kV HVDC circuit breaker has been built using the passive commutation circuit. The breaker is modular in construction and can be designed for a wide variety of system conditions. More than 400 current interruptions were carried out successfully. Tests have shown that this circuit breaker is capable of interrupting more than 4000 A dc. Practical breakers with current interrupting capability of even 5500 A dc could be built. The circuit breaker operation and the fault-clearing process can be materially speeded up if the trip signal is given as soon as the fault is detected and without waiting for the current levels to come down in response to converter control action. The new dc breakers are shown to be capable of withstanding these transient arc currents of 8000 A without affecting its ability to interrupt the direct current that follows the transient. This transient current withstand capability is greater than is likely to occur during dc faults. The fault clearing time of this HVDC circuit breaker is comparable to the fault clearing time of conventional ac breakers for ac faults. The developed HVDC circuit breaker is now commercially available and can be supplied for use in HVDC systems. Its use in such systems is expected to provide flexibility in system design and contribute to system stability. 38 refs., 52 figs., 9 tabs.

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1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Electronic circuit for measuring series connected ...  

An electronic circuit for measuring voltage signals in an energy storage device is disclosed. The electronic circuit includes a plurality of energy storage cells ...

282

Overpulse railgun energy recovery circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention presented relates to a high-power pulsing circuit and more particularly to a repetitive pulse inductive energy storage and transfer circuit for an electromagnetic launcher. In an electromagnetic launcher such as a railgun for propelling a projectile at high velocity, an overpulse energy recovery circuit is employed to transfer stored inductive energy from a source inductor to the railgun inductance to propel the projectile down the railgun. Switching circuitry and an energy transfer capacitor are used to switch the energy back to the source inductor in readiness for a repetitive projectile propelling cycle.

Honig, E.M.

1984-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

283

Counterpulse railgun energy recovery circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention presented relates to a high-power pulsing circuit and more particularly to a repetitive pulse inductive energy storage and transfer circuit for an electromagnetic launcher. In an electromagnetic launcher such as a railgun for propelling a projectile at high velocity, a counterpulse energy recovery circuit is employed to transfer stored inductive energy from a source inductor to the railgun inductance to propel the projectile down the railgun. Switching circuitry and an energy transfer capacitor are used to switch the energy back to the source inductor in readiness for a repetitive projectile propelling cycle.

Honig, E.M.

1984-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

284

Ecological benefits of dc power transmission  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The environmental effects of dc overhead transmission lines are examined. The major effects of ac and dc transmission lines are compared. Dc lines have advantages compared to ac lines in terms of electrical safety for people under the lines, biological effects, corona losses, and clearance width.

Kutuzova, N. B. [JSC 'NIIPT' (Russian Federation)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

285

A high-voltage low-power DC-DC buck regulator for automotive applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work presents a High-Voltage Low-Power CMOS DC-DC buck regulator for automotive applications. The overall system, including the high and low voltage analog devices, the power MOS and the low voltage digital devices, was realized in the Austriamicrosystems ... Keywords: DC-DC regulator, buck converter, current control, low quiscent current, pulse frequency modulation

G. Pasetti; L. Fanucci; R. Serventi

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Multiport DC/DC Converter for Stand-alone Photovoltaic Lighting System with Battery Storage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Photovoltaic energy has nowadays an increased importance in electrical power applications. However, the output power provided via the photovoltaic conversion process depends on solar irradiation and temperature. Therefore a multiple-input DC/DC converter ... Keywords: Multiport DC/DC Converter, photovoltaic (PV), battery, charge/discharge

Shengyong Liu; Xing Zhang; Haibin Guo; Jun Xie

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Solid-state circuit breaker with current-limiting characteristic using a superconducting coil  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thyristor bridge interposes an ac source and a load. A series connected DC source and superconducting coil within the bridge biases the thyristors thereof so as to permit bidirectional ac current flow therethrough under normal operating conditions. Upon a fault condition a control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to reduce ac current flow therethrough to zero in less than two eyeles and to open the bridge thereafter. Upon a temporary overload condition the control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to limit ac current flow therethrough to an acceptable level.

Boenig, H.J.

1982-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

288

Magnetic force microscopy method and apparatus to detect and image currents in integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A magnetic force microscopy method and improved magnetic tip for detecting and quantifying internal magnetic fields resulting from current of integrated circuits. Detection of the current is used for failure analysis, design verification, and model validation. The interaction of the current on the integrated chip with a magnetic field can be detected using a cantilevered magnetic tip. Enhanced sensitivity for both ac and dc current and voltage detection is achieved with voltage by an ac coupling or a heterodyne technique. The techniques can be used to extract information from analog circuits.

Campbell, Ann. N. (13170-B Central SE #188, Albuquerque, NM 87123); Anderson, Richard E. (2800 Tennessee NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110); Cole, Jr., Edward I. (2116 White Cloud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Solid-state circuit breaker with current limiting characteristic using a superconducting coil  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thyristor bridge interposes an ac source and a load. A series connected DC source and superconducting coil within the bridge biases the thyristors thereof so as to permit bidirectional ac current flow therethrough under normal operating conditions. Upon a fault condition a control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to reduce ac current flow therethrough to zero in less than two cycles and to open the bridge thereafter. Upon a temporary overload condition the control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to limit ac current flow therethrough to an acceptable level.

Boenig, Heinrich J. (Los Alamos, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Global Circuit Model with Clouds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cloud data from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) database have been introduced into the global circuit model developed by Tinsley and Zhou. Using the cloud-top pressure data and cloud type information, the authors ...

Limin Zhou; Brian A. Tinsley

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Battery charging and testing circuit  

SciTech Connect

A constant current battery charging circuit is provided by which the battery receives a full charge until the battery voltage reaches a threshold. When the battery voltage is above the threshold, the battery receives a trickle charge. The actual battery voltage is compared with a reference voltage to determine whether the full charge circuit should be in operation. Hysteresis is provided for preventing a rapid on/off operation around the threshold. The reference voltage is compensated for temperature variations. The hysteresis system and temperature compensation system are independent of each other. A separate test circuit is provided for testing the battery voltage. During testing of the battery, the full charge circuit is inoperative.

Wicnienski, M. F.; Charles, D. E.

1984-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

292

EA-327-A DC Energy, LLC | Department of Energy  

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

7-A DC Energy, LLC EA-327-A DC Energy, LLC Order authorizing DC Energy to export electric energy to Canada. EA-327-A DC Energy.pdf More Documents & Publications Application to...

293

EA-377 DC Energy Texas LLC | Department of Energy  

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

EA-377 DC Energy Texas LLC EA-377 DC Energy Texas LLC Order authorizing DC Energy Texas LLC to export electric energy to Mexico. EA-377 DC Energy Texas LLC More Documents &...

294

EA-351 DC Energy Dakota, LLC | Department of Energy  

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

51 DC Energy Dakota, LLC EA-351 DC Energy Dakota, LLC Order authorizing DC Energy Dakota, LLC to export electric energy to Canada EA-351 DC Energy Dakota, LLC More Documents &...

295

Reverse engineering of integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Software and a method therein to analyze circuits. The software comprises several tools, each of which perform particular functions in the Reverse Engineering process. The analyst, through a standard interface, directs each tool to the portion of the task to which it is most well suited, rendering previously intractable problems solvable. The tools are generally used iteratively to produce a successively more abstract picture of a circuit, about which incomplete a priori knowledge exists.

Chisholm, Gregory H. (Shorewood, IL); Eckmann, Steven T. (Colorado Springs, CO); Lain, Christopher M. (Pittsburgh, PA); Veroff, Robert L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Faster Quantum Number Factoring via Circuit Synthesis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A major obstacle to implementing Shor's quantum number-factoring algorithm is the large size of modular-exponentiation circuits. We reduce this bottleneck by customizing reversible circuits for modular multiplication to individual runs of Shor's algorithm. Our circuit-synthesis procedure exploits spectral properties of multiplication operators and constructs optimized circuits from the traces of the execution of an appropriate GCD algorithm. Empirically, gate counts are reduced by 4-5 times, and circuit latency is reduced by larger factors.

Igor L. Markov; Mehdi Saeedi

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

297

DC Distribution: The Power To Change Buildings  

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DC Distribution: The Power To Change Buildings DC Distribution: The Power To Change Buildings Speaker(s): Brian Patterson Dennis Symanski Liang Downey Date: July 14, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Chris Marnay This seminar presents an overview of the effort to create new applications standards to drive the distribution and use of native direct current (dc) in net zero energy commercial and residential buildings. From the early days of electric power generation, distribution and use there's been a debate over which form of power, AC or DC, is best. Edison set the stage for this argument in the late 1800's with his invention of DC powered lighting systems. Tesla's system of AC dynamos, transformers and motors all but stopped the growing use of DC by the turn of the century. With the

298

Map Locating Berkeley Lab Washington, DC Office  

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WASHINGTON, DC PROJECTS OFFICE WASHINGTON, DC PROJECTS OFFICE Map LEGEND: A:Berkeley Lab DC Office; PNNL; NREL; ORNL | B: EPA Waterside Mall C: Metrorail Station: Smithsonian | D: Metrorail Station: L'Enfant Plaza Notice: Due to security requirements in the building, all visitors to the Berkeley Lab DC Projects Office must check in at the ground floor entrance. If you do not have a DOE access badge, you will need to obtain a building visitor badge. To expedite this process, visitors are encouraged to RSVP to their meeting host or call (202) 488-2250 ahead of time. Metal detectors and x-ray screening of personal items are required for all visitors and staff entering the building. Directions to the Lab's Washington, DC Projects Office 901 D Street, SW Suite 950 Washington, DC 20024 Phone/Fax: (202) 488-2250

299

2304 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 55, NO. 5, MAY 2009 Service-Outage-Based Power and Rate Control for  

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and the receiver and use the channel state information (CSI) to dynamically adapt transmit power and rate according function. The service-outage-based power and rate allocation problem is stated below. In the following, we.g., wireless RF communication, dynamic allocation of resources, e.g., transmit power and in- formation rate

Franceschetti, Massimo

300

Microsoft Word - PoRiver Project Schedule - Letter to DOE_042807.doc  

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

30, 2007 30, 2007 Lawrence Mansueti Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability U.S. Department of Energy Rm. 8H-033 1000 Independence Avenue Washington, D.C. 20585 Re: Potomac River Project Outage Schedule Clarification Dear Mr. Mansueti: I am writing to clarify the upcoming outage schedule for the Potomac River project and to explain certain discrepancies that are present in Pepco's most recent communications. 1 The monthly status report submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") on April 16, 2007 shows the upcoming outages for the two additional transmission circuits as May 1, 2007 through May 21, 2007 (Circuit 1) and as May 24, 2007 through June 21, 2007 (Circuit 2). In an e-mail sent by Steve Alexander on April 27, 2007, Pepco reflected the current outage schedule for Circuit 1.

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301

Active dc filter for HVDC systems  

SciTech Connect

This article is a case history of the installation of active dc filters for high-performance, low-cost harmonics filtering at the Lindome converter station in the Konti-Skan 2 HVDC transmission link between Denmark and Sweden. The topics of the article include harmonics, interference, and filters, Lindome active dc filter, active dc filter design, digital signal processor, control scheme, protection and fault monitoring, and future applications.

Zhang, W. (Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden)); Asplund, G.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Vacuum interrupters used for the interruption of high dc currents  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Conventional ac vacuum interrupters are being used to interrupt currents in pulsed energy storage systems. They have been tested with dc currents of up to 37 kA. The limit to the current which can be successfully interrupted has been measured as a function of various parameters. Among these are (1) the size of the interrupter, (2) the magnitude of the counterpulse current, (3) the nature and flux rating of the saturable reactor used, and (4) the kind of ''snubber'' circuit used. Fragmentary data have also been collected on electrode erosion rates and on mechanical failure of the bellows. A description is given of the circuits used in these tests and of the results found for a representative selection of the commercially available domestic interrupters. More recently efforts have been made to increase the values found for the maximum interruptible current. The techniques used have included connecting interrupters in parallel and operating them in an impressed axial magnetic field. The results of this work are discussed.

Warren, R.W.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Circuit breaker lock out assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A lock out assembly for a circuit breaker which consists of a generally step-shaped unitary base with an aperture in the small portion of the step-shaped base and a roughly S shaped retaining pin which loops through the large portion of the step-shaped base. The lock out assembly is adapted to fit over a circuit breaker with the handle switch projecting through the aperture, and the retaining pin projecting into an opening of the handle switch, preventing removal.

Gordy, W.T.

1983-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

304

Circuit breaker lock out assembly  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A lock out assembly for a circuit breaker which consists of a generally step-shaped unitary base with an aperture in the small portion of the step-shaped base and a roughly "S" shaped retaining pin which loops through the large portion of the step-shaped base. The lock out assembly is adapted to fit over a circuit breaker with the handle switch projecting through the aperture, and the retaining pin projecting into an opening of the handle switch, preventing removal.

Gordy, Wade T. (Jackson, SC)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Sensor/source electrometer circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multiple decade electrometer circuit is claimed which can measure low input currents or act as a current source and is comprised of a microprocessor controlled digital to analog converters to derive individual decades. A plurality of decades are created by multiple D-A voltage sources which generate electrometer currents through scaled resistors. After a first series of decades of current are successively produced, the converters are 10 cycled to generate current through new resistors scaled to produce another series decades of current. In this manner, the electrometer circuit generates or senses a plurality of decades of current without significant scale change.

Hughes, W.J.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

306

Bang-bang-type optimal constant current control of parallel ac-dc power transmission systems  

SciTech Connect

The transient stability of an ac-dc hybrid system can be improved greatly by controlling the power flow of the dc transmission line. In this study the optimal changeover curve of dc current setting value on the phase plane with a quadratic curve are approximated. The coefficients of this curve are calculated in advance taking into account the loading condition of the power system and hence the proposed control scheme can be used for emergency control of the power system. The main conclusions from this study were that: to facilitate transient stability analysis, the dc transmission line is represented by equivalent load admittances, which vary every second with the operating condition of the transmission line; the action of the speed governor increases the damping coefficient of the power system and reduces the control time which means that the admissible range of the dc current setting value can be reduced by increasing the governor gain; and the optimal change-over curve of the dc current setting value is approximated by a quadratic curve, whose coefficients can be calculated in advance taking into account the loading condition of the power system. The suboptimal changeover curve thus obtained makes it possible to change the setting value of dc current without time delay in emergency condition. While the case of three-phase short-circuit fault was specifically discussed, it is possible to extend the results obtained to the case of successful or unsuccessful reclosing. The proposed method could also be applied to multimachine systems by using equivalent network reduction methods.

Kobayashi, H.; Ichiyanagi, K.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

AOCS Official Method Dc 1-59  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sampling and Preparation of Laboratory Sample AOCS Official Method Dc 1-59 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads AOCS DEFINITION Not applica

308

Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems  

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Savings in the Residential and Commercial Sectors with High- Efficiency Electric Motors,savings of 30% from switching to the use of variable speed brushless DC motors. Electric

Garbesi, Karina

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

High efficiency resonant dc/dc converter for solar power applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis presents a new topology for a high efficiency dc/dc resonant power converter that utilizes a resistance compression network to provide simultaneous zero voltage switching and near zero current switching across ...

Inam, Wardah

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Radio frequency dc-dc converters : device characterization, topology evaluation, and design  

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High frequency power conversion is attractive for the opportunities it affords for improved performance. Dc-dc converters operating at high frequencies use smaller-valued energy storage elements, which tend to be physically ...

Leitermann, Olivia

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Design and evaluation of a very high frequency dc/dc converter  

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This thesis presents a resonant boost topology suitable for very high frequency (VHF, 30-300 MHz) dc-dc power conversion. The proposed design is a fixed frequency, fixed duty ratio resonant converter featuring low device ...

Pilawa-Podgurski, Robert C. N

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Design and characterization of a radio-frequency dc/dc power converter  

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The use of radio-frequency (RF) amplifier topologies in dc/dc power converters allows the operating frequency to be increased by more than two orders of magnitude over the frequency of conventional converters. This enables ...

Jackson, David A. (David Alexander)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Wavelet based analysis of circuit breaker operation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Circuit breaker is an important interrupting device in power system network. It usually has a lifetime about 20 to 40 years. During breaker's service time, maintenance and inspection are imperative duties to achieve its reliable operation. To automate the diagnostic practice for circuit breaker operation and reduce the utility company's workload, Wavelet based analysis software of circuit breaker operation is developed here. Combined with circuit breaker monitoring system, the analysis software processes the original circuit breaker information, speeds up the analysis time and provides stable and consistent evaluation for the circuit breaker operation.

Ren, Zhifang Jennifer

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Pepco Update on Current Construction Work and Mirant Generation Needs for  

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

Update on Current Construction Work and Mirant Generation Update on Current Construction Work and Mirant Generation Needs for Pepco's Planned June Line Outage Pepco Update on Current Construction Work and Mirant Generation Needs for Pepco's Planned June Line Outage Docket No. EO-05-01. Pepco needs the following to occur to provide necessary reliability to the central D.C. area during this scheduled June outage in order to complete installation of new transmission circuits to serve the central D.C. area. The situations that we would expect generation support for this outage are as follows: Two 230 KV lines in service: 264 MW generation to protect against the loss of one 230KV line. One 230KV line in service (i.e., one of the two lines has experienced an outage): 264 MW generation is required, with an additional

315

Edison Revisited: Should we use DC Circuits for Lighting in Commercial...  

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supply or traditional AC grid electricity, with and without solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery back-up. We find that there are limited life-cycle ownership cost and capital cost...

316

Battery charger polarity circuit control  

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A normally open polarity sensing circuit is interposed between the charging current output of a battery charger and battery terminal clamps connected with a rechargeable storage battery. Normally open reed switches, closed by battery positive terminal potential, gates silicon controlled recitifiers for battery charging current flow according to the polarity of the battery.

Santilli, R.R.

1982-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

317

Washington, DC~ZO585  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

jpfl.3%2' jpfl.3%2' ) .,Departhent of Eikrgj! : Washington, DC~ZO585 .-, , , Lf; I: ~.1,' .Yj4 , The Honorable Louis Barlup 55 ,E. Main Street Waynesboro;,Pennsy,lvania 17268 '~ Dear Mayor Barl,up:' Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary has'announced' a new approach to openness,in the Department of Energy-(DOE) and its communications with the public. In support-of this initiative, we are pleased.to forward the enclosed information related to the former Landis Machine Tool Co. site in your jurisdiction that performed work for DOE or its predecessor agencies. This information:is provided for your information< use, and retention. DOE's Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program is responsible for identification of sites used by DOE's predecessor agencies, determining their

318

DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Naval Research Laboratory - DC 02  

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Research Laboratory - DC 02 Research Laboratory - DC 02 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY (DC.02 ) Eliminated from consideration under FUSRAP - Referred to DOD Designated Name: Not Designated Alternate Name: None Location: Washington , D.C. DC.02-4 Evaluation Year: 1987 DC.02-4 Site Operations: Research and development on thermal diffusion. DC.02-4 Site Disposition: Eliminated - No Authority - AEC licensed - Military facility DC.02-4 DC.02-1 Radioactive Materials Handled: Yes Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Uranium, Thorium DC.02-2 DC.02-3 Radiological Survey(s): None Indicated Site Status: Eliminated from consideration under FUSRAP - Referred to DOD DC.02-4 Also see Documents Related to NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY DC.02-1 - AEC Memorandum and Source Material License No. C-3393;

319

Recovery Act: Integrated DC-DC Conversion for Energy-Efficient Multicore Processors  

SciTech Connect

In this project, we have developed the use of thin-film magnetic materials to improve in energy efficiency of digital computing applications by enabling integrated dc-dc power conversion and management with on-chip power inductors. Integrated voltage regulators also enables fine-grained power management, by providing dynamic scaling of the supply voltage in concert with the clock frequency of synchronous logic to throttle power consumption at periods of low computational demand. The voltage converter generates lower output voltages during periods of low computational performance requirements and higher output voltages during periods of high computational performance requirements. Implementation of integrated power conversion requires high-capacity energy storage devices, which are generally not available in traditional semiconductor processes. We achieve this with integration of thin-film magnetic materials into a conventional complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) process for high-quality on-chip power inductors. This project includes a body of work conducted to develop integrated switch-mode voltage regulators with thin-film magnetic power inductors. Soft-magnetic materials and inductor topologies are selected and optimized, with intent to maximize efficiency and current density of the integrated regulators. A custom integrated circuit (IC) is designed and fabricated in 45-nm CMOS silicon-on-insulator (SOI) to provide the control system and power-train necessary to drive the power inductors, in addition to providing a digital load for the converter. A silicon interposer is designed and fabricated in collaboration with IBM Research to integrate custom power inductors by chip stacking with the 45-nm CMOS integrated circuit, enabling power conversion with current density greater than 10A/mm2. The concepts and designs developed from this work enable significant improvements in performance-per-watt of future microprocessors in servers, desktops, and mobile devices. These new approaches to scaled voltage regulation for computing devices also promise significant impact on electricity consumption in the United States and abroad by improving the efficiency of all computational platforms. In 2006, servers and datacenters in the United States consumed an estimated 61 billion kWh or about 1.5% of the nation's total energy consumption. Federal Government servers and data centers alone accounted for about 10 billion kWh, for a total annual energy cost of about $450 million. Based upon market growth and efficiency trends, estimates place current server and datacenter power consumption at nearly 85 billion kWh in the US and at almost 280 billion kWh worldwide. Similar estimates place national desktop, mobile and portable computing at 80 billion kWh combined. While national electricity utilization for computation amounts to only 4% of current usage, it is growing at a rate of about 10% a year with volume servers representing one of the largest growth segments due to the increasing utilization of cloud-based services. The percentage of power that is consumed by the processor in a server varies but can be as much as 30% of the total power utilization, with an additional 50% associated with heat removal. The approaches considered here should allow energy efficiency gains as high as 30% in processors for all computing platforms, from high-end servers to smart phones, resulting in a direct annual energy savings of almost 15 billion kWh nationally, and 50 billion kWh globally. The work developed here is being commercialized by the start-up venture, Ferric Semiconductor, which has already secured two Phase I SBIR grants to bring these technologies to the marketplace.

Shepard, Kenneth L

2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

320

Data:52292588-d13e-466a-85dc-3192bc405028 | Open Energy Information  

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8-d13e-466a-85dc-3192bc405028 8-d13e-466a-85dc-3192bc405028 No revision has been approved for this page. It is currently under review by our subject matter experts. Jump to: navigation, search Loading... 1. Basic Information 2. Demand 3. Energy << Previous 1 2 3 Next >> Basic Information Utility name: Detroit Edison Co Effective date: 2011/12/21 End date if known: Rate name: INTERRUPTIBLE GENERAL SERVICE D3.3 (RETAIL SERVICE) Sector: Description: Available to no more than 300 customers desiring interruptible service in conjunction with service taken under the general service rate. Service to interruptible load shall be taken through separately metered circuits and permanently wired. The design and method of installation for application of this rate shall be subject to the approval of the Company. Service to interruptible load may not be transferred to firm service circuits to avoid interruption. At the Company's option, in lieu of the requirement for separately metered circuits and associated interrupted equipment the customer may elect to have interval demand metering installed in order to monitor compliance when called to interrupt load. Customers electing this option will pay a $25.00 per month service charge instead of the normal $8.78 per month service charge. This rate is not available for loads that are primarily off-peak, such as outdoor lighting.

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321

Dual-circuit segmented rail phased induction motor - Energy ...  

An improved linear motor utilizes two circuits, rather that one circuit and an opposed plate, to gain efficiency. The powered circuit is a flat conductive coil. The ...

322

Vertical Circuits Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Circuits Inc Circuits Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Vertical Circuits, Inc. Place Scotts Valley, California Zip 95066 Sector Services Product Vertical Circuits Inc. is a global supplier of advanced die level vertical interconnect packaging technology, products, services and intellectual property for the manufacture of low cost ultra high-speed/high-density semiconductor components. References Vertical Circuits, Inc.[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Vertical Circuits, Inc. is a company located in Scotts Valley, California . References ↑ "Vertical Circuits, Inc." Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Vertical_Circuits_Inc&oldid=352802"

323

Post regulation circuit with energy storage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A charge regulation circuit provides regulation of an unregulated voltage supply and provides energy storage. The charge regulation circuit according to the present invention provides energy storage without unnecessary dissipation of energy through a resistor as in prior art approaches.

Ball, Don G. (Livermore, CA); Birx, Daniel L. (Oakley, CA); Cook, Edward G. (Livermore, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Quantum Circuit Simulation, 1st edition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Quantum Circuit Simulation covers the fundamentals of linear algebra and introduces basic concepts of quantum physics needed to understand quantum circuits and algorithms. It requires only basic familiarity with algebra, graph algorithms and computer ...

George F. Viamontes; Igor L. Markov; John P. Hayes

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Washington, DC | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Washington, DC Washington, DC Last updated on 2013-08-02 Current News In December, the DC CCCB voted 7-1 to adopt the 2012 IECC. The code will now enter administrative review and legislative process with likely adoption in the second half of 2013. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 with Amendments Amendments / Additional State Code Information Based on 2008 DC Construction Code with several amendments. State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the District of Columbia (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Effective Date 12/26/2009 Adoption Date 12/26/2008 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: Yes ASHRAE 90.1-2010: No DC DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013

326

ENHANCEMENT OF ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL OPEN CIRCUIT ...  

enhancement of organic photovoltaic cell open circuit voltage using electron/hole blocking exciton blocking layers united states patent application

327

NPTEL Syllabus Basic Electrical Circuits -Video course  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with an introduction to basic linear elements used in electrical circuits. Mesh and node analysis for systematic and energy in circuits will be discussed. Rudiments of three-phase circuits and their analysis; Energy in a mutual inductor and constraint on mutual inductance 5 Nodal analysis of a network

Krishnapura, Nagendra

328

Design and operating experience of an ac-dc power converter for a superconducting magnetic energy storage unit  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The design philosophy and the operating behavior of a 5.5 kA, +-2.5 kV converter, being the electrical interface between a high voltage transmission system and a 30 MJ superconducting coil, are documented in this paper. Converter short circuit tests, load tests under various control conditions, dc breaker tests for magnet current interruption, and converter failure modes are described.

Boenig, H.J.; Nielsen, R.G.; Sueker, K.H.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

State Energy Program Assurances - Washington D.C. Mayor Fenty...  

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

State Energy Program Assurances - Washington D.C. Mayor Fenty State Energy Program Assurances - Washington D.C. Mayor Fenty Letter from Washington D.C. Mayor Fenty providing...

330

EA-377 DC Energy Texas | Department of Energy  

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7 DC Energy Texas EA-377 DC Energy Texas Order authorizing DC Energy Texas to export electric energy to Mexico. EA-377 DCE Texas Order.pdf More Documents & Publications Application...

331

EA-377 DC Energy Texas | Department of Energy  

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EA-377 DC Energy Texas EA-377 DC Energy Texas Order authorizing DC Energy Texas to export electric energy to Mexico. EA-377 DCE Texas Order.pdf More Documents & Publications...

332

Condition responsive battery charging circuit  

SciTech Connect

A battery charging circuit includes a ferroresonant transformer having a rectified output for providing a constant output voltage to be supplied to a battery to be charged. Battery temperature is sensed providing an input to a control circuit which operates a shunt regulator associated with the ferroresonant transformer to provide battery charge voltage as a function of battery temperature. In response to a high battery temperature the controller functions to lower the output voltage to the battery, and in response to a low battery temperature, operates to provide a higher output voltage, with suitable control for any battery temperature between minus 10* and plus 150* fahrenheit. As the battery approaches full charge and battery acceptance current falls below a predetermined level, a charge cycle termination control allows charging to continue for a period preset by the operator, at the end of which period, line voltage is removed from the charger thereby terminating the charge cycle.

Reidenbach, S.G.

1980-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

333

Control circuit for combustion systems  

SciTech Connect

A control circuit is described for gas fired burners and the like such as are employed in commercial laundry fabric ironers requiring the energization of a blower motor and the resulting opening of a gas valve and ignition of a gas burner only after an air pressure sensitive switch is actuated through the operation of the blower motor for purging the system of combustible gases.

Kamberg, E.

1981-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

334

Counterpulse railgun energy recovery circuit  

SciTech Connect

In an electromagnetic launcher such as a railgun for propelling a projectile at high velocity, a counterpulse energy recovery circuit is employed to transfer stored inductive energy from a source inductor to the railgun inductance to propel the projectile down the railgun. Switching circuitry and an energy transfer capacitor are used to switch the energy back to the source inductor in readiness for a repetitive projectile propelling cycle.

Honig, Emanuel M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

CONTROL AND FAULT DETECTOR CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power control and fault detectcr circuit for a radiofrequency system is described. The operation of the circuit controls the power output of a radio- frequency power supply to automatically start the flow of energizing power to the radio-frequency power supply and to gradually increase the power to a predetermined level which is below the point where destruction occurs upon the happening of a fault. If the radio-frequency power supply output fails to increase during such period, the control does not further increase the power. On the other hand, if the output of the radio-frequency power supply properly increases, then the control continues to increase the power to a maximum value. After the maximumn value of radio-frequency output has been achieved. the control is responsive to a ''fault,'' such as a short circuit in the radio-frequency system being driven, so that the flow of power is interrupted for an interval before the cycle is repeated.

Winningstad, C.N.

1958-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Electrical circuit for data reduction  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of an electrical circuit for determining characteristic voltages, such as maximum, minimum, average and root mean squared voltages, of a time-varying electrical signal. The circuit comprises a positive and a negative peak detector that feed the positive and negative voltage peaks detected in each of a series of time intervals into a solid-state multiplexer controlled by a process controller. The time intervals are generated by the process controller in combination with a clocking, circuit. The multiplexer applies the positive and negative peak voltages to a set of four capacitors, apply the positive peak to one capacitor during one interval and then the negative peak to that capacitor in a subsequent interval so that each capacitor is alternatingly accumulating a positive peak then a negative peak to obviate the need for resetting each capacitor. After the positive peak voltage is applied to one capacitor, the connection is switched during the next interval for reading the negative peak voltage, then switched again for applying, a negative peak voltage, then switched once more for reading the negative peak voltage, the multiplexer serving, as a solid state commutator for switching the electrical connection. Alternatively, peak maximum and minimum voltage detectors may be replaced with circuitry designed to obtain the additional characteristic voltages desired in each interval.

Kronberg, J.W.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

337

J. Plasma Fusion Res. SERIES, Vol. 8 (2009) Numerical Simulation of an Explosively Driven HVDC Circuit Breaker  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) circuit breakers have to suppress high values of currents at high voltages in absence of current-zero points. This makes the arc interruption more severe than the case of conventional AC networks. For circuit breaking in HVDC networks, a capacitor-inductor set has been inserted in parallel with the circuit breaker to inject reverse current to the interruption chamber and create the artificial current-zero points. In this paper, a novel method for reverse current injection has been proposed in which a high current pulsed power source (Helical Flux Compression Generator) has been employed to generate the opposing current. Numerical simulation of high-current arc in case of HVDC circuit breakers has been presented. For this purpose, the MHD equations describing the behavior of the DC arcs are jointed to the circuit equations of Flux Compression Generator which is coupled to a simple HVDC network. The results indicate that the explosively driven current injection set can make the current-zero point properly and lead to successful interruption of DC current consequently. This method needs much less volume and cost in comparison with the parallel capacitor-inductor sets.

Jouya Jadidian; Kaveh Niayesh; Ehsan Hashemi; Edris Agheb; Amir A. Shayegani

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Method of determining the open circuit voltage of a battery in a closed circuit  

SciTech Connect

The open circuit voltage of a battery which is connected in a closed circuit is determined without breaking the circuit or causing voltage upsets therein. The closed circuit voltage across the battery and the current flowing through it are determined under normal load and then a fractional change is made in the load and the new current and voltage values determined. The open circuit voltage is then calculated, according to known principles, from the two sets of values.

Brown, William E. (Walnut Creek, CA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

National Petroleum Council Washington, DC | Department of Energy  

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

National Petroleum Council Washington, DC National Petroleum Council Washington, DC Remarks by Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham on the national energy plan. National Petroleum...

340

Definition: Automated Distribution Circuit Switches | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Circuit Switches Circuit Switches Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Distribution Circuit Switches Distribution circuit switches that can be operated automatically in response to control signals from local sensors, distribution automation systems, or grid control systems. Such switches can be installed as automated devices or existing equipment can be retrofitted with controls and communications. The degree of automation depends on the controls and communications system implemented. These switches can be opened or closed to isolate portions of a distribution circuit that has experienced a short circuit (fault), or must be taken out of service for maintenance or other operations. When used in combination, these switches can reroute power from other substations or nearby distribution circuits.[1]

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341

DC superconducting quantum interference device usable in nuclear quadrupole resonance and zero field nuclear magnetic spectrometers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A spectrometer for measuring the nuclear quadrupole resonance spectra or the zero-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectra generated by a sample is disclosed. The spectrometer uses an amplifier having a dc SQUID operating in a flux-locked loop for generating an amplified output as a function of the intensity of the signal generated by the sample. The flux-locked loop circuit includes an integrator. The amplifier also includes means for preventing the integrator from being driven into saturation. As a result, the time for the flux-locked loop to recover from the excitation pulses generated by the spectrometer is reduced.

Fan, Non Q. (San Diego, CA); Clarke, John (Berkeley, CA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

DC superconducting quantum interference device usable in nuclear quadrupole resonance and zero field nuclear magnetic spectrometers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A spectrometer for measuring the nuclear quadrupole resonance spectra or the zero-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectra generated by a sample is disclosed. The spectrometer uses an amplifier having a dc SQUID operating in a flux-locked loop for generating an amplified output as a function of the intensity of the signal generated by the sample. The flux-locked loop circuit includes an integrator. The amplifier also includes means for preventing the integrator from being driven into saturation. As a result, the time for the flux-locked loop to recover from the excitation pulses generated by the spectrometer is reduced. 7 figures.

Fan, N.Q.; Clarke, J.

1993-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

343

An Analysis of loss of Decay Heat Removal Trends and Initialing Event Frequencies (1989-1988): Outage Risk Assessment and Management (ORAM) Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Operating experience shows that U.S. nuclear industry initiatives have been effective at reducing the frequency and severity of reactor coolant system loss of inventory and decay heat removal incidents during shutdown. This report -- part of EPRI's Outage Risk Assessment and Management (ORAM) technology transfer efforts -- documents operating experience from 1989-1998 and compiles initiating event frequency and recovery probabilities for use in support of probabilistic shutdown safety studies.

1999-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

344

An Analysis of Loss of Decay Heat Removal Trends and Initiating Event Frequencies (1989 - 2000): Outage Risk Assessment and Manageme nt (ORAM) Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Operating experience shows that U.S. nuclear industry initiatives have been effective at reducing the long-term frequency and severity of reactor coolant system loss of inventory and decay heat removal incidents during shutdown. This report -- part of EPRI's Outage Risk Assessment and Management (ORAM (TM)) technology transfer efforts -- documents operating experience from 1989-2000 and compiles initiating event frequency and recovery probabilities for use in support of probabilistic shutdown safety stud...

2001-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

345

News From the D.C. Office  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

3 Aerial view of Washington D.C. 3 Aerial view of Washington D.C. News From the D.C. Office The federal government is the largest single purchaser in the world for many energy-related products. Federal buying power-along with that of state and local agencies-represents a largely untapped resource to increase the energy efficiency of consumer products and commercial equipment. LBL is helping the DOE Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) develop and lead a government-wide initiative to capture this market-transforming opportunity. Jeff Harris and others in LBL's D.C. office are heading FEMP's efforts to identify how future federal purchases can be more energy-efficient. The U.S. government spends more than $70 billion a year to purchase supplies and equipment, of which an estimated $10-20 billion are energy-

346

D.C. | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

94 94 Varnish cache server Home Groups Community Central Green Button Applications Developer Utility Rate FRED: FRee Energy Database More Public Groups Private Groups Features Groups Blog posts Content Stream Documents Discussions Polls Q & A Events Notices My stuff Energy blogs 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142234494 Varnish cache server D.C. Home Kyoung's picture Submitted by Kyoung(155) Contributor 6 September, 2012 - 08:51 GRR Update Meeting scheduled for 9/13 in D.C. D.C. GRR meeting update The next Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap update meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 13 from 2-4 p.m. Syndicate content 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation:

347

AOCS Official Method Dc 3b-59  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Alcohol-Insoluble Matter AOCS Official Method Dc 3b-59 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The residue from the alcohol-soluble determination (AOCS O

348

AOCS Official Method Dc 5-59  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Combined Alcohols AOCS Official Method Dc 5-59 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method determines total fatty alcohols and permits estimation

349

AOCS Official Method Dc 6-59  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Alkalinity AOCS Official Method Dc 6-59 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method determines the alkalinity or acidity of fatty alkyl sulfates.

350

AOCS Official Method Dc 7-59  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sodium Sulfate AOCS Official Method Dc 7-59 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method determines the sodium sulfate in fatty alkyl sulfates by

351

AOCS Official Method Dc 3a-59  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Alcohol-Soluble Matter AOCS Official Method Dc 3a-59 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method determines the total alcohol-soluble matter in a

352

AOCS Official Method Dc 8-59  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Unsulfated Material AOCS Official Method Dc 8-59 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method determines unsulfated fatty alcohols in fatty alkyl

353

AOCS Official Method Dc 4-59  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ester Sulfites AOCS Official Method Dc 4-59 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION The determination of ester SO 3 is dependent upon the hydro

354

Catalog of DC Appliances and Power Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

produce a DC-compatible dishwasher that uses 51% less energyCooking Equipments Dishwashers Lighting Electric Other Waterby end-Use ( TWh) Dishwashers DVDs/VCRs DVDs/VCRs Freezers

Garbesi, Karina

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

AOCS Official Method Dc 2-59  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Moisture by Distillation Method AOCS Official Method Dc 2-59 Methods Methods and Analyses Analytical Chemistry Methods Downloads Methods Downloads DEFINITION This method determines moisture by distillation with

356

Recovery Act State Memos Washington, DC  

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

Washington, DC Washington, DC For questions about DOE's Recovery Act activities, please contact the DOE Recovery Act Clearinghouse: 1-888-DOE-RCVY (888-363-7289), Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time https://recoveryclearinghouse.energy.gov/contactUs.htm. All numbers and projects listed as of June 1, 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS RECOVERY ACT SNAPSHOT................................................................................... 1 FUNDING ALLOCATION TABLE.............................................................................. 2 ENERGY EFFICIENCY ............................................................................................... 3 RENEWABLE ENERGY ............................................................................................. 5

357

Development and Demonstration of DC Photovoltaic Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents a field demonstration performed at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) as part of an Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research project on improving the economics of photovoltaic (PV) power generation with innovative direct current (dc) applications. Unlike conventional dc uses for PV energy, this project aimed to demonstrate the powering of specific loads in grid-connected buildings without interference to the ac distribution system or other building loads.

2009-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

358

SAS Output  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

B. U.S. Transformer Outages by Type and NERC region, 2012 Outage Type Eastern Interconnection TRE WECC Contiguous U.S. Circuit Outage Counts Automatic Outages (Sustained) 16.00 --...

359

Optimization and AMS Modeling for Design of an Electrostatic Vibration Energy Harvester’s Conditioning Circuit with an Auto-Adaptive Process to the External Vibration Changes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract-This paper presents an analysis and system-level design of a capacitive harvester of vibration energy composed from a mechanical resonator, capacitive transducer and a conditioning circuit based on the BUCK DC-DC converter architecture. The goal of the study is to identify optimal power performance of the system, to understand the electromechanical coupling phenomena and to propose the optimal timing of switching between charge pump and flyback circuits. To achieve the study we provided a VHDL-AMS/ELDO mixed model based on physical equations describing the resonator and transducer operation. To test different algorithms of the switching, we developed a behavioral functional model of the switch commuting between the two operation phases. We demonstrated that to guarantee an optimal power generation, switching should be driven by the internal state of the circuit. This paper provides the keys of the underlying analysis and provides a basic algorithm of the switch “intelligent ” command. I.

Dimitri Galayko; Ayyaz Mahmood Paracha

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

AC/DC Smart Control and Power Sharing of DC Distribution Systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? The purpose of this research is to develop a grid connected DC distribution system to ensure efficient integration of different alternate sources to the… (more)

Elshaer, Mohamed A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission line between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other. 5 figures.

Ikezi, H.; Lin-Liu, Y.R.; DeGrassie, J.S.

1991-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

362

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission line between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other.

Ikezi, Hiroyuki (Rancho Santa Fe, CA); Lin-Liu, Yuh-Ren (San Diego, CA); DeGrassie, John S. (Encinitas, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission lines between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other. 5 figs.

Ikezi, Hiroyuki; Lin-Liu, Yuh-Ren; deGrassie, J.S.

1990-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

364

A review of DC micro-grid protection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, an overview of DC micro-grid is described, which includes the status of DC micro-grid protection and its future development. The paper presents the key techniques of DC micro-grid protection. So far, standards, guidelines and techniques ... Keywords: DC micro-grid, protection, protective devices, structures, technological gaps

Yuhong Xie, Jia Ning, Yanquan Huang, Junbo Jia, Zhihui Jian

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Multiplexer and time duration measuring circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multiplexer device is provided for multiplexing data in the form of randomly developed, variable width pulses from a plurality of pulse sources to a master storage. The device includes a first multiplexer unit which includes a plurality of input circuits each coupled to one of the pulse sources, with all input circuits being disabled when one input circuit receives an input pulse so that only one input pulse is multiplexed by the multiplexer unit at any one time.

Gray, Jr., James (Downers Grove, IL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Monitoring transients in low inductance circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The instant invention relates to methods of and apparatus for monitoring transients in low inductance circuits and to a probe utilized to practice said method and apparatus. More particularly, the instant invention relates to methods of and apparatus for monitoring low inductance circuits, wherein the low inductance circuits include a pair of flat cable transmission lines. The instant invention is further directed to a probe for use in monitoring pairs of flat cable transmission lines.

Guilford, R.P.; Rosborough, J.R.

1985-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

367

Green Circuits: Distribution Efficiency Case Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Green Circuits project was a collaborative effort of 22 utilities. The main goal of the project was to evaluate ways to improve distribution efficiency. Modeling, economic evaluations, and field trials formed the core of the research effort. To evaluate efficiency improvements, 66 circuit case studies were modeled and fine-tuned, based on field data. Field trials of voltage optimization were implemented on nine circuits. Detailed advanced metering infrastructu...

2011-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

368

Asynchronous logic circuits and sheaf obstructions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This article exhibits a particular encoding of logic circuits into a sheaf formalism. The central result of this article is that there exists strictly more information available to a circuit designer in this setting than exists in static truth tables, but less than exists in event-level simulation. This information is related to the timing behavior of the logic circuits, and thereby provides a ``bridge'' between static logic analysis and detailed simulation.

Robinson, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Sequential Circuit Testing: From DFT to SFT  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sequential circuit testing is an active research area due to its applicability, its practicality, and its complexity. This paper gives an overview of the sequential automatic test pattern generation approaches and the classical and more recent design-for-testability ... Keywords: logic testing, sequential circuit testing, DFT techniques, automatic test pattern generation, design-for-testability methods, synthesis-for-testability, SFT techniques, large sequential circuits, ATPG

R. M. Chou; K. K. Saluja

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

NIST Electromechanical Circuit Sets Record Beating ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... NIST scientists plan to combine the new circuit ... its "ground state," or lowest-energy state ... could be manipulated for the applications mentioned above. ...

2011-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

371

Enhancing Open Circuit Voltage by Combining Thermoelectric ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Enhancing Open Circuit Voltage by Combining Thermoelectric Materials and Dye -Sensitized Solar Cell in Series · Estimation of Compressive Strength of High ...

372

Optimising Circuit Design for Gravity Gold Recovery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, To determine the optimal circuit configuration for gravity gold recovery ... Energy Management Planning, Following the ISO 50001 Draft Standard.

373

Circuit breaker monitoring application using wireless communication  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Circuit breakers are used in the power system to break or make current flow through power apparatus. Reliable operation of circuit breakers is critical to the well- being of the power system and can be achieved by regular inspection and maintenance. A low-cost automated circuit breaker monitoring system is developed to monitor circuit breaker control signals. An interface is designed on top of which different local and system-wide applications can be developed which utilize the data recorded by the system. Some of the possible applications are proposed. Lab and field evaluation of the designed system is performed and results are presented.

Ved, Nitin

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

A single inductor dual input dual output DC-DC converter with hybrid supplies for solar energy harvesting applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A single inductor dual input dual output (SIDIDO) DC-DC converter is proposed for solar energy harvesting applications. The converter supports hybrid power supplies from both the photovoltaic (PV) cells and the rechargeable battery. Apart from the conventional ... Keywords: DC-DC converter, MPPT, PV cells, dual-input-dual-output, energy harvesting, single inductor

Hui Shao; Chi-Ying Tsui; Wing-Hung Ki

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

A circuit for monitoring electric currents produced by a twin bridge calorimeter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A circuit for measuring temperature differentials in a calorimeter is disclosed. The temperature differential between the reference element and sample element containing a radioactive material is measured via a wheatstone bridge arrangement of thermistors. The bridge is driven with an alternating current on a pulsed basis to maintain the thermal floor of the calorimeter at a low reference value. A lock-in amplifier connected to the bridge phase locks a signal from the bridge to the input pulsed AC signal to provide a DC voltage. The DC voltage is sampled over time and provided to a digital computer. The digital computer, using curve fitting algorithms, will derive a function for the sample data. From the function, an equilibrium value for the temperature may be calculated. 4 figs.

Donohoue, T.P.; Oertal, C.P.; Tyree, W.H.; Valdez, J.L.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

376

Augmentation of SPICE for Simulation of Circuits Containing Resonant Tunneling Diodes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes the incorporation of an accurate physics-based model of the resonant tunneling diode (RTD) into Berkeley SPICE version 3F5 and addresses the related direct current (dc) and transient convergence problems caused by the negative differential resistance (NDR) and the exponential nature of the device characteristics. To circumvent the dc convergence problems, a new continuation technique using artificial parameter embedding and a current limiting algorithm are proposed. The studies made in this paper have shown that these techniques are superior to the in-built continuation methods of SPICE, such as Gmin-stepping and Source-stepping, for a large number of circuits of varying sizes. To improve transient convergence performance, the following three algorithms are added to SPICE: a modified forced-convergence algorithm, a new time-step adjustment algorithm, and a modified device voltage prediction algorithm.

Mayukh Bhattacharya; et al.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

A circuit for monitoring electric currents produced by a twin bridge calorimeter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A circuit for measuring temperature differentials in a calorimeter is disclosed. The temperature differential between the reference element and sample element containing a radioactive material is measured via a wheatstone bridge arrangement of thermistors. The bridge is driven with an alternating current on a pulsed basis to maintain the thermal floor of the calorimeter at a low reference value. A lock-in amplifier connected to the bridge phase locks a signal from the bridge to the input pulsed AC signal to provide a DC voltage. The DC voltage is sampled over time and provided to a digital computer. The digital computer, using curve fitting algorithms, will derive a function for the sample data. From the function, an equilibrium value for the temperature may be calculated. 4 figs.

Donohoue, T.P.; Oertal, C.P.; Tyree, W.H.; Valdez, J.L.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

DC's Marble ceiling : urban height and its regulation in Washington, DC  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Washington, DC has a unique urban form that is the result of a century-old law. Through the narrow lens of DC's height limit, I survey a range of topics related to urban height, starting with a review of its history of ...

Trueblood, Andrew Tyson

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Brief paper: Optimal switching instants for a switched-capacitor DC/DC power converter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider a switched-capacitor DC/DC power converter with variable switching instants. The determination of optimal switching instants giving low output ripple and strong load regulation is posed as a non-smooth dynamic optimization problem. By introducing ... Keywords: Control parametrization enhancing transform, Impulsive dynamical system, Power converter, Semi-infinite programming, Switched linear system

R. C. Loxton; K. L. Teo; V. Rehbock; W. K. Ling

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

DC switching regulated power supply for driving an inductive load  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power supply for driving an inductive load current from a dc power supply hrough a regulator circuit including a bridge arrangement of diodes and switching transistors controlled by a servo controller which regulates switching in response to the load current to maintain a selected load current. First and second opposite legs of the bridge are formed by first and second parallel-connected transistor arrays, respectively, while the third and fourth legs of the bridge are formed by appropriately connected first and second parallel connected diode arrays, respectively. The regulator may be operated in three "stages" or modes: (1) For current runup in the load, both first and second transistor switch arrays are turned "on" and current is supplied to the load through both transistor arrays. (2) When load current reaches the desired level, the first switch is turned "off", and load current "flywheels" through the second switch array and the fourth leg diode array connecting the second switch array in series with the load. Current is maintained by alternating between modes 1 and 2 at a suitable duty cycle and switching rate set by the controller. (3) Rapid current rundown is accomplished by turning both switch arrays "off", allowing load current to be dumped back into the source through the third and fourth diode arrays connecting the source in series opposition with the load to recover energy from the inductive load. The three operating states are controlled automatically by the controller.

Dyer, George R. (Norris, TN)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

ac/dc power converter for batteries and fuel cells. Annual report  

SciTech Connect

The overall objective of the EPRI RP841-1 program is the design of an advanced power converter for use in both battery energy storage and fuel cell generation systems in the 1980's. This goal will be accomplished by expansion of United's existing FCG-1 fuel cell power conditioning inverter into a high-efficiency inverter--rectifier system employing improved commutation circuits and advanced (1980's) semiconductor devices capable of operating over wider dc voltage ranges. A separate but concurrent program for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) -- E(49-18)2122 -- is examining augmentation of the present FCG-1 inverter for operation as an inverter--rectifier with battery systems; feasibility and operating characteristics have been demonstrated. United's activities and accomplishments in the EPRI RP841-1 program include revision of the preliminary specification for ac/dc conversion equipment contained in the Statement of Work, survey of seven semiconductor manufacturers to project characteristics of 1980's thyristors, screening of fifteen commutation concepts and selection of the two most promising options for experimental evaluation, and modifications of existing experimental power pole hardware to evaluate the selected advanced commutation circuits. 34 figures, 3 tables.

Rosati, R.W. (ed.)

1978-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

An equivalent circuit model and power calculations for the APS SPX crab cavities.  

SciTech Connect

An equivalent parallel resistor-inductor-capacitor (RLC) circuit with beam loading for a polarized TM110 dipole-mode cavity is developed and minimum radio-frequency (rf) generator requirements are calculated for the Advanced Photon Source (APS) short-pulse x-ray (SPX) superconducting rf (SRF) crab cavities. A beam-loaded circuit model for polarized TM110 mode crab cavities was derived. The single-cavity minimum steady-state required generator power has been determined for the APS SPX crab cavities for a storage ring current of 200mA DC current as a function of external Q for various vertical offsets including beam tilt and uncontrollable detuning. Calculations to aid machine protection considerations were given.

Berenc, T. (Accelerator Systems Division (APS))

2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

383

Sequential power-up circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sequential power-up circuit for starting several electrical load elements in series to avoid excessive current surge, comprising a voltage ramp generator and a set of voltage comparators, each comparator having a different reference voltage and interfacing with a switch that is capable of turning on one of the load elements. As the voltage rises, it passes the reference voltages one at a time and causes the switch corresponding to that voltage to turn on its load element. The ramp is turned on and off by a single switch or by a logic-level electrical signal. The ramp rate for turning on the load element is relatively slow and the rate for turning the elements off is relatively fast. Optionally, the duration of each interval of time between the turning on of the load elements is programmable. 2 figs.

Kronberg, J.W.

1992-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

384

Sequential power-up circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sequential power-up circuit for starting several electrical load elements in series to avoid excessive current surge, comprising a voltage ramp generator and a set of voltage comparators, each comparator having a different reference voltage and interfacing with a switch that is capable of turning on one of the load elements. As the voltage rises, it passes the reference voltages one at a time and causes the switch corresponding to that voltage to turn on its load element. The ramp is turned on and off by a single switch or by a logic-level electrical signal. The ramp rate for turning on the load element is relatively slow and the rate for turning the elements off is relatively fast. Optionally, the duration of each interval of time between the turning on of the load elements is programmable.

Kronberg, James W. (108 Independent Blvd., Aiken, SC 29801)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Quantum Interference in Plasmonic Circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Surface plasmon polaritons (plasmons) are a combination of light and a collective oscillation of the free electron plasma at metal-dielectric interfaces. This interaction allows sub-wavelength confinement of light, beyond the diffraction limit inherent to dielectric structures. The resulting electromagnetic fields are more intense and the strength of optical interactions between metallic structures and light-sources or detectors can be increased. Plasmons maintain non-classical photon statistics and preserve entanglement on plasmon-assisted transmission through thin, patterned metallic films or weakly confining waveguides. For quantum applications it is essential that plasmons behave as indistinguishable quantum particles. Here we report on a quantum interference experiment in a nanoscale plasmonic circuit consisting of an on-chip plasmon beam splitter with integrated superconducting single-photon detectors to allow efficient single plasmon detection. We demonstrate quantum mechanical interaction between pair...

Heeres, Reinier W; Zwiller, Valery

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Quantum transducer in circuit optomechanics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mechanical resonators are macroscopic quantum objects with great potential. They couple to many different quantum systems such as spins, optical photons, cold atoms, and Bose Einstein condensates. It is however difficult to measure and manipulate the phonon state due to the tiny motion in the quantum regime. On the other hand, microwave resonators are powerful quantum devices since arbitrary photon state can be synthesized and measured with a quantum tomography. We show that a linear coupling, strong and controlled with a gate voltage, between the mechanical and the microwave resonators enables to create quantum phonon states, manipulate hybrid entanglement between phonons and photons and generate entanglement between two mechanical oscillators. In circuit quantum optomechanics, the mechanical resonator acts as a quantum transducer between an auxiliary quantum system and the microwave resonator, which is used as a quantum bus.

Didier, Nicolas; Blanter, Yaroslav M; Fazio, Rosario

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Good Energies (Washington DC) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energies (Washington DC) Energies (Washington DC) Name Good Energies (Washington DC) Address 1250 24th St., NW, Suite 250 Place Washington, District of Columbia Zip 20037 Product Global investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries Year founded 2001 Phone number (202) 747-2550 Website http://www.goodenergies.com/ Coordinates 38.90649°, -77.051534° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.90649,"lon":-77.051534,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

388

Energy Extraction Resistors for the Main Dipole and Quadrupole Circuits of the LHC  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

When the LHC will be operating at its maximum beam energy, its superconducting dipole chains store a total magnetic energy of more than 11 GJ. At the same time, the QF and QD quadrupole circuits store a total energy of 400 MJ. Even with the sectorisation of each of the three principal power circuits into eight individually powered segments, the stored energy of a single circuit is considerable. During normal operation the energy in the dipole circuits is safely returned to the mains grid, using the thyristor-based, 'booster' unit of the power converters, operating in inversion. For the quadrupole chains, where the converter is of a mono-polar topology, the stored energy is dissipated into the resistive part of the warm d.c. power lines (busbars and cables) in a slow, controlled run-down. When a magnet quenches, however, such a slow energy transfer, taking 20 minutes from the rated LHC current, will not be possible. The 'cold' diode, taking over the magnet current in case of a quench, will not survive this slo...

Dahlerup-Petersen, K; Popov, V; Sytchev, V V; Vasilev, L B; Zubko, V G

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Creating dynamic equivalent PV circuit models with impedance spectroscopy for arc-fault modeling.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Article 690.11 in the 2011 National Electrical Code{reg_sign} (NEC{reg_sign}) requires new photovoltaic (PV) systems on or penetrating a building to include a listed arc fault protection device. Currently there is little experimental or empirical research into the behavior of the arcing frequencies through PV components despite the potential for modules and other PV components to filter or attenuate arcing signatures that could render the arc detector ineffective. To model AC arcing signal propagation along PV strings, the well-studied DC diode models were found to inadequately capture the behavior of high frequency arcing signals. Instead dynamic equivalent circuit models of PV modules were required to describe the impedance for alternating currents in modules. The nonlinearities present in PV cells resulting from irradiance, temperature, frequency, and bias voltage variations make modeling these systems challenging. Linearized dynamic equivalent circuits were created for multiple PV module manufacturers and module technologies. The equivalent resistances and capacitances for the modules were determined using impedance spectroscopy with no bias voltage and no irradiance. The equivalent circuit model was employed to evaluate modules having irradiance conditions that could not be measured directly with the instrumentation. Although there was a wide range of circuit component values, the complex impedance model does not predict filtering of arc fault frequencies in PV strings for any irradiance level. Experimental results with no irradiance agree with the model and show nearly no attenuation for 1 Hz to 100 kHz input frequencies.

Johnson, Jay Dean; Kuszmaul, Scott S.; Strauch, Jason E.; Schoenwald, David Alan

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Quantifying Dynamic Stability of Genetic Memory Circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bistability/Multistability has been found in many biological systems including genetic memory circuits. Proper characterization of system stability helps to understand biological functions and has potential applications in fields such as synthetic biology. ... Keywords: Dynamic stability, genetic memory, gene circuit, dynamic noise margin.

Yong Zhang; Peng Li; Garng Huang

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

A Mixed Heuristic for Circuit Partitioning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As general-purpose parallel computers are increasingly being used to speed up different VLSI applications, the development of parallel algorithms for circuit testing, logic minimization and simulation, HDL-based synthesis, etc. is currently a field of ... Keywords: Tabu Search, circuit partitioning, optimisation, parallel test pattern generation, simulated annealing

C. Gil; J. Ortega; M. G. Montoya; R. Baños

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Multistable Circuits for Analog Memories Implementation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work two multistable circuits suitable for analog memories implementation will be presented. These circuits have been used to implement completely asynchronous analog memories, one type based on a flash converter and thus having a linear complexity ... Keywords: analog memories, asynchronous converters, successive approximations

Giorgio Biagetti; Massimo Conti; Simone Orcioni

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Experimentally driven verification of synthetic biological circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a framework that allows us to construct and formally analyze the behavior of synthetic gene circuits from specifications in a high level language used in describing electronic circuits. Our back-end synthesis tool automatically generates genetic-regulatory ...

Boyan Yordanov; Evan Appleton; Rishi Ganguly; Ebru Aydin Gol; Swati Banerjee Carr; Swapnil Bhatia; Traci Haddock; Calin Belta; Douglas Densmore

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

High performance low power CMOS dynamic logic for arithmetic circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the design of high performance and low power arithmetic circuits using a new CMOS dynamic logic family, and analyzes its sensitivity against technology parameters for practical applications. The proposed dynamic logic family allows ... Keywords: CMOS digital integrated circuits, CMOS logic circuits, Dynamic logic, High speed arithmetic circuits, Low power arithmetic circuits

Victor Navarro-Botello; Juan A. Montiel-Nelson; Saeid Nooshabadi

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Reusable vibration resistant integrated circuit mounting socket  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention discloses a novel form of socket for integrated circuits to be mounted on printed circuit boards. The socket uses a novel contact which is fabricated out of a bimetallic strip with a shape which makes the end of the strip move laterally as temperature changes. The end of the strip forms a barb which digs into an integrated circuit lead at normal temperatures and holds it firmly in the contact, preventing loosening and open circuits from vibration. By cooling the contact containing the bimetallic strip the barb end can be made to release so that the integrated circuit lead can be removed from the socket without damage either to the lead or to the socket components.

Evans, Craig N. (Irwin, PA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

SoC Energy Savings = Reduce+Reuse+Recycle: A Case Study Using a 660MHz DC-DC Converter with Integrated Output Filter  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SoC Energy Savings = Reduce+Reuse+Recycle: A Case Study Using a 660MHz DC-DC Converter will use all 3 of these techniques in the DC-DC buck converter shown in Fig. 1. Energy reduction of the DC-DC converter front-end drivers. Power Converter supplied energy reused energy recycled energy

Lemieux, Guy

397

Reduce power outages  

SciTech Connect

A case history shows the cost-effectiveness of doing a reliability study on a new, grassroots refinery constructed in Venezuela. Constructing grassroots refineries in developing countries pose many challenges, especially when considering electrical power and steam supplies. Without dependable electrical and steam sources, the refinery will not operate according to design expectations. Consequently, utility systems are critical and expensive challenges that must be considered early in design. Because of tighter operating budgets, refiners are equally interested in cutting out system overdesign. Redundant backup systems are damaging in capital and operating expenditures. Using reliability analysis techniques, designers can evaluate the reliability, availability and maintainability of operating systems. In the following example, a Venezuelan operating company used a reliability analysis to: assess onstream factors for the refinery`s power plant; identify critical equipment that have the greatest impact on available electrical and steam sources; and achieve a cost-effective equipment configuration that eliminates redundant backup systems. Results from the study allowed decision-makers to initiate objective plans and created an equipment-failure database that will service the refinery for its useful life.

Goyal, R. [BAPCO, Awali (Bahrain); Ramirez, R. [Corpoven S.A., Caracas (Venezuela)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Perseus LLC (Washington DC) | Open Energy Information  

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DC) DC) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Perseus LLC (Washington DC) Name Perseus LLC (Washington DC) Address 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., 9th Floor Place Washington, District of Columbia Zip 20006 Product Private equity fund Year founded 1995 Phone number (202) 452-0101 Website http://www.perseusllc.com/ Coordinates 38.901462°, -77.046347° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.901462,"lon":-77.046347,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

399

SUBCONTRACT REPORT: DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell and Hybrid Vehicles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of this project is to develop and fabricate a 5kW dc-dc converter with a baseline 14V output capability for fuel cell and hybrid vehicles. The major objectives for this dc-dc converter technology are to meet: Higher efficiency (92%); High coolant temperature,e capability (105 C); High reliability (15 Years/150,000miles); Smaller volume (5L); Lower weight (6kg); and Lower cost ($75/kW). The key technical challenge for these converters is the 105 C coolant temperatures. The power switches and magnetics must be designed to sustain these operating temperatures reliably, without a large cost/mass/volume penalty.

Marlino, Laura D [ORNL; Zhu, Lizhi [Ballard Power Systems/Siemens VDO

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Optimizing Energy Savings from Direct-DC in U.S. Residential Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and S.P. Jamieson, DC Microgrids: Benefits and Barriers.of direct-DC and DC microgrids in residential and commercial

Garbesi, Karina

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Definition: Circuit Peak Load Management | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Circuit Peak Load Management Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Circuit Peak Load Management An application utilizing sensors, information processors, communications, and...

402

Overload protection circuit for output driver  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A protection circuit for preventing excessive power dissipation in an output transistor whose conduction path is connected between a power terminal and an output terminal. The protection circuit includes means for sensing the application of a turn on signal to the output transistor and the voltage at the output terminal. When the turn on signal is maintained for a period of time greater than a given period without the voltage at the output terminal reaching a predetermined value, the protection circuit decreases the turn on signal to, and the current conduction through, the output transistor.

Stewart, Roger G. (Neshanic Station, NJ)

1982-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

403

Custom DC-DC converters for distributing power in SLHC trackers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A power distribution scheme based on the use of on-board DC-DC converters is proposed to efficiently distribute power to the on-detector electronics of SLHC trackers. A comparative analysis of different promising converter topologies is presented, leading to the choice of a magneticbased buck converter as a first conversion stage followed by an on-chip switched capacitors converter. An overall efficiency above 80% is estimated for the practical implementation proposed.

Allongue, B; Blanchot, G; Faccio, F; Fuentes, C; Mattavelli, P; Michelis, S; Orlandis, S; Spiazzi, G

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Utility Direct Medium Voltage DC Fast Charger Update: DC Fast Charger Characterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI developed a fact charging technology for electric vehicles based on a solid state transformer technology known as the Intelligent Universal Transformer (IUT). The IUT technology replaces both the independent power conversion units as well as the conventional transformer with a single interface system which can be used for fast charging of electric vehicles. The versatility of the IUT provides an intermediate DC bus voltage at the 400-V level that can be directly used for a DC distribution ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

405

PowerCentsDC Program Final Report | Department of Energy  

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

initiated PowerCentsDC to test the reactions and impacts on consumer behavior of smart prices, smart meters, and smart thermostats in the District of Columbia. PowerCentsDC Program...

406

Definition: DC Resistivity Survey (Wenner Array) | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wenner Array) Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png DC Resistivity Survey (Wenner Array) The Wenner array is a type of electrode configuration for a DC resistivity survey and...

407

Definition: DC Resistivity Survey (Pole-Dipole Array) | Open...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Pole-Dipole Array) Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png DC Resistivity Survey (Pole-Dipole Array) The Pole-Dipole array is a type of electrode configuration for a DC...

408

User Science Exhibition March 28-29 in Washington DC  

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User Science Exhibition March 28-29 in Washington DC User Science Exhibition March 28-29 in Washington DC February 17, 2012 by Francesca Verdier (0 Comments) This March 28 and 29...

409

D.C. WRRC Report No. GLOSSARY OF USEFUL  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

#12;#12;D.C. WRRC Report No. GLOSSARY OF USEFUL WATER RESEARCH TERMS The D.C. Water Resources PREFACE The glossary of water research terms was prepared from a compilation of glossaries from various

District of Columbia, University of the

410

System Tests with DC-DC Converters for the CMS Silicon Strip Tracker at SLHC  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The delivery of power is considered to be one of the major challenges for the upgrade of the CMS silicon strip tracker for SLHC. The inevitable increase in granularity and complexity of the device is expected to result in a power consumption comparable or even higher than the power consumption of todays' strip tracker. However, the space available for cables will remain the same. In addition, a further increase of the tracker material budget due to cables and cooling is considered inacceptable, as the performance of the CMS detector must not be compromised for the upgrade. Novel powering schemes such as serial powering or usage of DC-DC converters have been proposed to solve the problem. To test the second option, substructures of the current CMS silicon strip tracker have been operated for the first time with off-the-shelf DC-DC buck converters as well as with first prototypes of custom-designed DC-DC converters. The tests are described and the results are discussed.

Klein, K; Karpinski, W; Merz, J; Sammet, J

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

The importance of an external circuit in a particle-in-cell/Monte Carlo collisions model for a direct current planar magnetron  

SciTech Connect

In modeling direct current (dc) discharges, such as dc magnetrons, a current-limiting device is often neglected. In this study, it is shown that an external circuit consisting of a voltage source and a resistor is inevitable in calculating the correct cathode current. Avoiding the external circuit can cause the current to converge (if at all) to a wrong volt-ampere regime. The importance of this external circuit is studied by comparing the results with those of a model without current-limiting device. For this purpose, a 2d3v particle-in-cell/Monte Carlo collisions model was applied to calculate discharge characteristics, such as cathode potential and current, particle fluxes and densities, and potential distribution in the plasma. It is shown that the calculated cathode current is several orders of magnitude lower when an external circuit is omitted, leading to lower charged particle fluxes and densities, and a wider plasma sheath. Also, it was shown, that only simulations with external circuit can bring the cathode current into a certain plasma regime, which has its own typical properties. In this work, the normal and abnormal regimes were studied.

Bultinck, E.; Kolev, I.; Bogaerts, A. [Research Group PLASMANT, Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp (Belgium); Depla, D. [Department of Solid State Sciences, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 (S1), 9000 Ghent (Belgium)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

EE443L Lab 2: Modeling a DC Motor Introduction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

: In this lab we will develop and validate a basic model of a permanent magnet DC motor (Yaskawa Electric MINI'll discuss a permanent magnet DC motor whose stator consists of a permanent magnet. In this case, we can take in the empty blocks. Figure 2: A block diagram of a permanent magnet DC motor. Prelab Questions: 1) From your

Wedeward, Kevin

413

Generating Circuit Tests by Exploiting Designed Behavior  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis describes two programs for generating tests for digital circuits that exploit several kinds of expert knowledge not used by previous approaches. First, many test generation problems can be solved efficiently ...

Shirley, Mark Harper

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Low Power Oriented CMOS Circuit Optimization Protocol  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Low power oriented circuit optimization consists in selecting the best alternative between gate sizing, buffer insertion and logic structure transformation, for satisfying a delay constraint at minimum area cost. In this paper we used a closed form model ...

A. Verle; X. Michel; N. Azemard; P. Maurine; D. Auvergne

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Energy Extraction for the LHC Superconducting Circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The superconducting magnets of the LHC will be powered in about 1700 electrical circuits. The energy stored in circuits, up to 1.3 GJ, can potentially cause severe damage of magnets, bus bars and current leads. In order to protect the superconducting elements after a resistive transition, the energy is dissipated into a dump resistor installed in series with the magnet chain that is switched into the circuit by opening current breakers. Experiments and simulation studies have been performed to identify the LHC circuits that need energy extraction. The required values of the extraction resistors have been computed. The outcome of the experimental results and the simulation studies are presented and the design of the different energy extraction systems that operate at 600 A and at 13 kA is described.

Dahlerup-Petersen, K; Schmidt, R; Sonnemann, F

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Carbon nanotube synthesis for integrated circuit interconnects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Based on their properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been identified as ideal replacements for copper interconnects in integrated circuits given their higher current density, inertness, and higher resistance to ...

Nessim, Gilbert Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

The Challenge of Testing RFID Integrated Circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

RFID integrated circuits often involve many of themost leading edge production technologies availabletoday. The complexities involved with integrating thesecomplexities into the backend and test environment areexceptionally challenging. To date, this ...

David Murfett

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Conformance and mirroring for timed asychronous circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conformance has been used as a correctness criterion for asynchronous circuits. In the case of untimed systems, conformance of an implementation to a specification is equivalent to the failure-freeness between the implementation and the mirror of the ...

Bin Zhou; Tomohiro Yoneda; Bernd-Holger Schlingloff

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Quantum computation beyond the circuit model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The quantum circuit model is the most widely used model of quantum computation. It provides both a framework for formulating quantum algorithms and an architecture for the physical construction of quantum computers. However, ...

Jordan, Stephen Paul

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Symbolic Analysis of Nonlinear Analog Circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method is presented to model symbolically strongly nonlinear circuits, characterized by Piece-Wise Linear (PWL) functions. The method follows the idea of Bokhoven and Leenaerts, and formulates the problem as a linear complementarity problem (LCP). ...

Alicia Manthe; Zhao Li; C.-J. Richard Shi; Kartikeya Mayaram

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Data:868d2639-dc07-45f0-ab24-163991351a24 | Open Energy Information  

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639-dc07-45f0-ab24-163991351a24 639-dc07-45f0-ab24-163991351a24 No revision has been approved for this page. It is currently under review by our subject matter experts. Jump to: navigation, search Loading... 1. Basic Information 2. Demand 3. Energy << Previous 1 2 3 Next >> Basic Information Utility name: City of Springfield, Oregon (Utility Company) Effective date: 2013/05/01 End date if known: Rate name: Private Lighting 135 W LPS L-3 Sector: Lighting Description: New Lighting systems shall be overhead construction consisting of wood poles, aerial circuits, and conventional street lighting luminaries with mast arms not longer than ten feet, or floodlighting luminaries with no mast arms. The installed luminaries shall use low-pressure sodium lamps. All equipment used to provide service under this schedule will be furnished, owned, operated and maintained by the Springfield Utility Board.

422

Dynamical Systems in Circuit Designer's Eyes  

SciTech Connect

Examples of nonlinear circuit design are given. Focus of the design process is on theory and engineering methods (as opposed to numerical analysis). Modeling is related to measurements It is seen that the phase plane is still very useful with proper models Harmonic balance/describing function offers powerful insight (via the combination of simulation with circuit and ODE theory). Measurement and simulation capabilities increased, especially harmonics measurements (since sinusoids are easy to generate)

Odyniec, M.

2011-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

423

Industry-Wide Database: Circuit Breakers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Best practice maintenance and asset management decisions are based on risks associated with actual equipment condition and performance. However, little effort has been made to systematically collect and analyze such industry information for high-voltage circuit breakers. This document presents the results of the initial effort of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to explore the development of an industry-wide database (IDB) for high-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs). The project identified ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

424

A fully integrated switched-capacitor DC-DC converter with dual output for low power application  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a fully integrated on-chip switched-capacitor (SC) DC-DC converter that supports two regulated power supply voltages of 2.2V and 3.2V from 5V input supply and delivers the maximum load currents up to 8mA at both of the outputs. The ... Keywords: dc-dc converter, dual output, switched-capacitor

Heungjun Jeon; Yong-Bin Kim

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Notices 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC  

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

11 Federal Register 11 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 122 / Friday, June 24, 2011 / Notices 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission's eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. Dated: June 20, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011-15859 Filed 6-23-11; 8:45 am]

426

Notices 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC  

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

53 Federal Register 53 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2013 / Notices 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ''eLibrary'' link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ''eSubscription'' link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 2, 2013. Dated: March 15, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013-06602 Filed 3-21-13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717-01-P

427

DC side filters for multiterminal HVDC systems  

SciTech Connect

Multiterminal HVDC systems present challenges in the specification and design of suitable dc side filtering. This document examines the existing experience and addresses the particular technical problems posed by multiterminal systems. The filtering requirements of small taps are discussed, as is the potential use of active filters. Aspects of calculation and design are considered and recommendations made to guide the planners and designers of future multiterminal schemes.

Shore, N.L.; Adamson, K.; Bard, P. [and others

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

AC-to-DC Power Transmission Line Conversion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

System planners have grown more interest in the prospect of converting ac transmission lines to dc as transfer constraints become more severe and they increasingly recognize dc as a means to improve ac system performance. Two factors have influenced the economic case for conversion. The first is development of a new (tripole) dc configuration that allows dc to make full use of all three ac phase positions without the need for earth return. The second is the realization that converting an ac line to dc ma...

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

429

Program on Technology Innovation: A Superconducting DC Cable  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Shortly after the beginning of the twentieth century, dc power transmission was replaced by ac in order to achieve efficient transmission of electric power over long distances with available conductors and at safe distribution voltages. However, dc power was not completely abandoned, and the advent of solid-state power electronic ac-to-dc conversion equipment has reinvigorated its application. High-voltage dc power is more desirable for long-range transmission than ac in many ways: dc uses two wires rath...

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

430

Triple effect absorption chiller utilizing two refrigeration circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A triple effect absorption method and apparatus having a high coefficient of performance. Two single effect absorption circuits are combined with heat exchange occurring between a condenser and absorber of a high temperature circuit, and a generator of a low temperature circuit. The evaporators of both the high and low temperature circuits provide cooling to an external heat load.

DeVault, Robert C. (Knoxville, TN)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Energy Incentive Programs, Washington DC | Department of Energy  

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

Washington DC Washington DC Energy Incentive Programs, Washington DC October 29, 2013 - 11:29am Addthis Updated August 2013 What public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs are available in the District of Columbia? In 2008, the Council of the District of Columbia passed the Clean and Affordable Energy Act (CAEA), establishing the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU), whose mission is to provide energy assistance to low-income residents and support energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The DC SEU, funded by the Sustainable Energy Trust Fund (also created by the CAEA) and under contract to the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), helps District residents, businesses, and institutions save energy and money. The DC SEU provides comprehensive energy services to targeted, prioritized

432

Wide input range DC-DC converter with digital control scheme  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this thesis analysis and design of a wide input range DC-DC converter is proposed along with a robust power control scheme. The proposed converter and its control is designed to be compatible to a fuel cell power source, which exhibits 2:1 voltage variation as well as a slow transient response. The proposed approach consists of two stages: a primary three-level boost converter stage cascaded with a high frequency, isolated boost converter topology, which provides a higher voltage gain and isolation from the input source. The function of the first boost converter stage is to maintain a constant voltage at the input of the cascaded DC-DC converter to ensure optimal performance characteristics with high efficiency. At the output of the first boost converter a battery or ultracapacitor energy storage is connected to take care of the fuel cell slow transient response (200 watts/min). The robust features of the proposed control system ensure a constant output DC voltage for a variety of load fluctuations, thus limiting the power being delivered by the fuel cell during a load transient. Moreover, the proposed configuration simplifies the power control management and can interact with the fuel cell controller. The simulation results and the experimental results confirm the feasibility of the proposed system.

Harfman Todorovic, Maja

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Control circuit for automatic battery chargers  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1984-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

434

Connectivity and Bidirectional Energy Transfer in DC Microgrid Featuring Different Voltage Characteristics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the connectivity issues related to linking two DC buses featuring different voltage characteristics, in terms of voltage level and ripple, in a DC micro grid are identified, analyzed and discussed. A controlled DC-DC converter was used ... Keywords: Bidirectional energy transfer, buck-boost converter, DC distribution systems, DC microgrids, voltage ripple

Mustafa Farhadi, Ahmed Mohamed, Osama Mohammed

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Lookout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

436

Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1993-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

437

Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the repsective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, Lawrence J. (New Kensington, PA); Shirey, Lawrence A. (North Huntingdon, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Dual circuit embossed sheet heat transfer panel  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat transfer panel provides redundant cooling for fusion reactors or the like environment requiring low-mass construction. Redundant cooling is provided by two independent cooling circuits, each circuit consisting of a series of channels joined to inlet and outlet headers. The panel comprises a welded joinder of two full-size and two much smaller partial-size sheets. The first full-size sheet is embossed to form first portions of channels for the first and second circuits, as well as a header for the first circuit. The second full-sized sheet is then laid over and welded to the first full-size sheet. The first and second partial-size sheets are then overlaid on separate portions of the second full-sized sheet, and are welded thereto. The first and second partial-sized sheets are embossed to form inlet and outlet headers, which communicate with channels of the second circuit through apertures formed in the second full-sized sheet. 6 figs.

Morgan, G.D.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

439

Dual circuit embossed sheet heat transfer panel  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat transfer panel provides redundant cooling for fusion reactors or the like environment requiring low-mass construction. Redundant cooling is provided by two independent cooling circuits, each circuit consisting of a series of channels joined to inlet and outlet headers. The panel comprises a welded joinder of two full-size and two much smaller partial-size sheets. The first full-size sheet is embossed to form first portions of channels for the first and second circuits, as well as a header for the first circuit. The second full-sized sheet is then laid over and welded to the first full-size sheet. The first and second partial-size sheets are then overlaid on separate portions of the second full-sized sheet, and are welded thereto. The first and second partial-sized sheets are embossed to form inlet and outlet headers, which communicate with channels of the second circuit through apertures formed in the second full-sized sheet.

Morgan, Grover D. (St. Louis County, MO)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

System Integration Issues of DC to DC converters in the sLHC Trackers  

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The upgrade of the trackers at the sLHC experiments requires implementing new powering schemes that will provide an increased power density with reduced losses and material budget. A scheme based on buck and switched capacitors DC to DC converters has been proposed as an optimal solution. The buck converter is based on a power ASIC, connected to a custom made air core inductor. The arrangement of the parts and the board layout of the power module are designed to minimize the emissions of EMI in a compact volume, enabling its integration on the tracker modules and staves.

Allongue, B; Faccio, F; Fuentes, c; Michelisa, S; Orlandia, S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Package for integrated optic circuit and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A structure and method for packaging an integrated optic circuit. The package comprises a first wall having a plurality of microlenses formed therein to establish channels of optical communication with an integrated optic circuit within the package. A first registration pattern is provided on an inside surface of one of the walls of the package for alignment and attachment of the integrated optic circuit. The package in one embodiment may further comprise a fiber holder for aligning and attaching a plurality of optical fibers to the package and extending the channels of optical communication to the fibers outside the package. In another embodiment, a fiber holder may be used to hold the fibers and align the fibers to the package. The fiber holder may be detachably connected to the package.

Kravitz, Stanley H. (26 Aspen Rd., Placitas, NM 87043); Hadley, G. Ronald (6012 Annapolis NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111); Warren, Mial E. (3825 Mary Ellen NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111); Carson, Richard F. (1036 Jewel Pl. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123); Armendariz, Marcelino G. (1023 Oro Real NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Package for integrated optic circuit and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A structure and method are disclosed for packaging an integrated optic circuit. The package comprises a first wall having a plurality of microlenses formed therein to establish channels of optical communication with an integrated optic circuit within the package. A first registration pattern is provided on an inside surface of one of the walls of the package for alignment and attachment of the integrated optic circuit. The package in one embodiment may further comprise a fiber holder for aligning and attaching a plurality of optical fibers to the package and extending the channels of optical communication to the fibers outside the package. In another embodiment, a fiber holder may be used to hold the fibers and align the fibers to the package. The fiber holder may be detachably connected to the package. 6 figs.

Kravitz, S.H.; Hadley, G.R.; Warren, M.E.; Carson, R.F.; Armendariz, M.G.

1998-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

443

Radiation-hardened transistor and integrated circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A composite transistor is disclosed for use in radiation hardening a CMOS IC formed on an SOI or bulk semiconductor substrate. The composite transistor has a circuit transistor and a blocking transistor connected in series with a common gate connection. A body terminal of the blocking transistor is connected only to a source terminal thereof, and to no other connection point. The blocking transistor acts to prevent a single-event transient (SET) occurring in the circuit transistor from being coupled outside the composite transistor. Similarly, when a SET occurs in the blocking transistor, the circuit transistor prevents the SET from being coupled outside the composite transistor. N-type and P-type composite transistors can be used for each and every transistor in the CMOS IC to radiation harden the IC, and can be used to form inverters and transmission gates which are the building blocks of CMOS ICs.

Ma, Kwok K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

444

Quantum Electric Circuits Analogous to Ballistic Conductors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The conductance steps in a constricted two-dimensional electron gas and the minimum conductivity in graphene are related to a new uncertainty relation between electric charge and conductance in a quantized electric circuit that mimics the electric transport in mesoscopic systems. This uncertainty relation makes specific use of the discreteness of electric charge. Quantum electric circuits analogous to both constricted two-dimensional electron gas and graphene are introduced. In the latter case a new insight into the origin of minimum conductivity is obtained.

Daniela Dragoman

2007-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

445

Hybrid high direct current circuit interrupter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device and a method are disclosed for interrupting very high direct currents (greater than 100,000 amperes) and simultaneously blocking high voltages (greater than 600 volts). The device utilizes a mechanical switch to carry very high currents continuously with low loss and a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) to bypass the current around the mechanical switch while its contacts are separating. A commutation circuit, connected in parallel with the SCR, turns off the SCR by utilizing a resonant circuit to divert the SCR current after the switch opens. 7 figs.

Rockot, J.H.; Mikesell, H.E.; Jha, K.N.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

446

Hybrid high direct current circuit interrupter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device and a method for interrupting very high direct currents (greater than 100,000 amperes) and simultaneously blocking high voltages (greater than 600 volts). The device utilizes a mechanical switch to carry very high currents continuously with low loss and a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) to bypass the current around the mechanical switch while its contacts are separating. A commutation circuit, connected in parallel with the SCR, turns off the SCR by utilizing a resonant circuit to divert the SCR current after the switch opens.

Rockot, J.H.; Mikesell, H.E.; Jha, K.N.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

447

Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy, Case No. EO-05-01: Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Concerning Planned Outages of the 230 kV circuits  

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

Docket EO-05-01: Pursuant to the United States Department of Energy ("DOE") Order No. 202-05-3, issued December 20, 2005 ("DOE Potomac River Order") Pepco hereby files this revised notice of the...

448

Triple effect absorption chiller utilizing two refrigeration circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This patent describes a heat absorption method for an absorption chiller. It comprises: providing a firs absorption system circuit for operation within a first temperature range, providing a second absorption system circuit for operation within a second temperature range; heat exchanging refrigerant and absorber solution; thermal communication with an external heat load. This patent describes a heat absorption apparatus for use as an absorption chiller. It includes: a first absorption system circuit for operation within a first temperature range; a second absorption system circuit for operation within a second temperature range which has a lower maximum temperature relative to the first temperature range; the first circuit having generator means, condenser means, evaporator means, and absorber means operatively connected together; the second circuit having generator means condenser means, evaporator means, and absorber means operative connected together; and the first circuit condenser means and the first circuit absorber means being in heat exchange communication with the second circuit generator means.

DeVault, R.C.

1988-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

449

Optimization and AMS Modeling for Design of an Electrostatic Vibration Energy Harvester's Conditioning Circuit with an Auto-Adaptive Process to the External Vibration Changes  

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Electrostatic transducers for vibration energy scavenging have been an object to numerous studies, but are still facing major issues relating to their conditioning circuit. One of the most popular ones uses a charge pump and a flyback circuit based on a Buck DC-DC converter (Fig. 1). A commutation between the energy accumulation in the charge pump and the recharge of the buffer capacitor Cres is assured by a switch which is the major bottleneck in the energy harvester circuit. The commutation timing of the switch determines the efficiency of the energy harvesting. In previous papers [1] the switch commutates periodically with some fixed duty ratio. However, this solution is not appropriate when the environment parameters, e.g. the vibration frequency, change. We found that the switching should be ordered by the internal state of the circuit, an not by some fixed timing scenario. We presents how to find the optimal operation mode of the harvester. To validate the study, the system was modeled using a mixed VHD...

Galayko, Dimitri; Paracha, Ayyaz Mahmood

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Washington DC's First Electric Vehicle Charging Station | Department of  

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Washington DC's First Electric Vehicle Charging Station Washington DC's First Electric Vehicle Charging Station Washington DC's First Electric Vehicle Charging Station November 17, 2010 - 11:28am Addthis Street signage for Washington, DC's first electric vehicle charging station located on the northwest corner of the intersection of U and 14th streets. | Department of Energy Photo | Street signage for Washington, DC's first electric vehicle charging station located on the northwest corner of the intersection of U and 14th streets. | Department of Energy Photo | Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program It's always exciting to attend a grand opening, especially when it represents a "first" for an entire region. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy and the city of Washington, DC joined together to

451

Low noise charge sensitive preamplifier DC stabilized without a physical resistor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a novel charge sensitive preamplifier (CSP) which has no resistor in parallel with the feedback capacitor. No resetting circuit is required to discharge the feedback capacitor. The DC stabilization of the preamplifier is obtained by means of a second feedback loop between the preamplifier output and the common base transistor of the input cascode. The input transistor of the preamplifier is a Junction Field Transistor (JFET) with the gate-source junction forward biased. The detector leakage current flows into this junction. This invention is concerned with a new circuit configuration for a charge sensitive preamplifier and a novel use of the input Field Effect Transistor of the CSP itself. In particular this invention, in addition to eliminating the feedback resistor, eliminates the need for external devices between the detector and the preamplifier, and it eliminates the need for external circuitry to sense the output voltage and reset the CSP. Furthermore, the noise level of the novel CSP is very low, comparable with the performance achieved with other solutions. Experimental tests prove that this configuration for the charge sensitive preamplifier permits an excellent noise performance at temperatures including room temperature. An equivalent noise charge of less than 20 electrons r.m.s. has been measured at room temperature by using a commercial JFET as input device of the preamplifier.

Bertuccio, Giuseppe (Brianza, IT); Rehak, Pavel (Patchogue, NY); Xi, Deming (Beijing, CN)

1994-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

452

Low noise charge sensitive preamplifier DC stabilized without a physical resistor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a novel charge sensitive preamplifier (CSP) which has no resistor in parallel with the feedback capacitor. No resetting circuit is required to discharge the feedback capacitor. The DC stabilization of the preamplifier is obtained by means of a second feedback loop between the preamplifier output and the common base transistor of the input cascode. The input transistor of the preamplifier is a Junction Field Transistor (JFET) with the gate-source junction forward biased. The detector leakage current flows into this junction. This invention is concerned with a new circuit configuration for a charge sensitive preamplifier and a novel use of the input Field Effect Transistor of the CSP itself. In particular this invention, in addition to eliminating the feedback resistor, eliminates the need for external devices between the detector and the preamplifier, and it eliminates the need for external circuitry to sense the output voltage and reset the CSP. Furthermore, the noise level of the novel CSP is very low, comparable with the performance achieved with other solutions. Experimental tests prove that this configuration for the charge sensitive preamplifier permits an excellent noise performance at temperatures including room temperature. An equivalent noise charge of less than 20 electrons r.m.s. has been measured at room temperature by using a commercial JFET as input device of the preamplifier. 6 figs.

Bertuccio, G.; Rehak, P.; Xi, D.

1994-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

453

Electronic circuit for measuring series connected electrochemical cell voltages  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic circuit for measuring voltage signals in an energy storage device is disclosed. The electronic circuit includes a plurality of energy storage cells forming the energy storage device. A voltage divider circuit is connected to at least one of the energy storage cells. A current regulating circuit is provided for regulating the current through the voltage divider circuit. A voltage measurement node is associated with the voltage divider circuit for producing a voltage signal which is proportional to the voltage across the energy storage cell.

Ashtiani, Cyrus N. (West Bloomfield, MI); Stuart, Thomas A. (Toledo, OH)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

On DC. optimization algorithms for solving minmax flow problems ?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jun 17, 2011 ... Email: ldmuu@math.ac.vn. Le Quang Thuy ..... programming and DCA revisited with DC models of real world nonconvex optimization problems ...

455

On DC. optimization algorithms for solving minmax flow problems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jun 16, 2011 ... math.ac.vn) ... (Difference of convex functions) programming and DCA revisited with DC models of real world nonconvex optimization problems, ...

456

UNITED STATES OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Washington, DC  

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

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Washington, DC 20415 The Director November 8, 2010 MEMORANDUM FOR HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES FROM: JOHN BERRY ( . .. (t"t-.. DIRECTOR...

457

Simultaneous distribution of AC and DC power - Energy ...  

... Alternating Current) as well as the elimination of equipment normally used to reconvert AC back to DC for components of HVAC systems, ...

458

DC Hazardous Waste Management (District of Columbia) | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

District of Columbia Applies to Municipality District of Columbia Name DC Hazardous Waste Management (District of Columbia) Policy Type Environmental Regulations Affected...

459

AC vs DC Wizard Version 1.0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

AC vs DC Wizard compares the use of HVDC to HVAC in both new and existing overhead lines and in new underground cable ...

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

460

DC Resistivity Survey (Gradient Array) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: DC Resistivity Survey (Gradient Array) edit Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0)...

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461

Exploring the Raft River geothermal area, Idaho, with the dc...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Home Journal Article: Exploring the Raft River geothermal area, Idaho, with the dc resistivity method (Abstract) edit Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0)...

462

DC Resistivity Survey (Schlumberger Array) At Raft River Geothermal...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon DC Resistivity Survey (Schlumberger Array) At Raft River Geothermal Area (1974-1975) Jump...

463

DOE Solar Decathlon: Team Capitol DC: The Catholic University...  

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Capitol DC: The Catholic University of America, George Washington University, and American University Team website: www.teamcapitoldc.org Photo of members of the Catholic...

464

Microsoft PowerPoint - NETL Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC...  

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PA. 2. Merge RIGHT via Exit 161 onto I-70 EAST toward BREEZEWOODUS-30 BALTIMOREWASHINGTON, DC (follow US-30 through Breezewood). , ( g ) 3. At FREDERICKSBURG, merge...

465

Embassy of Cuba in Washington, DC: Image, Site, Program.  

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??This thesis postulates the design of an official Embassy of Cuba in Washington, DC, following the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries. An… (more)

Fishman, Ian C

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Washington DC Reliability Requirements and the Need to Operate...  

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

Washington DC Reliability Requirements and the Need to Operate Mirant's Potomac River Generation Station to Support Local Area Reliability (Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2005)...

467

Participatory Music Making and Affinity in Washington, DC Irish Sessions.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The Washington, DC metropolitan area hosts a vibrant Irish music scene. Like those in many Irish sessions found throughout the world, the District's network of… (more)

Flynn, Erin Michele

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Communications: NREL Letterhead Template for DC General Use ...  

What NREL technology (ies) are you interested in? What type of license ... Communications: NREL Letterhead Template for DC General Use - Black and White

469

Communications: NREL Letterhead Template for DC General Use ...  

What NREL technology are you interested in? Why? 2. ... Communications: NREL Letterhead Template for DC General Use - Black and White Subject:

470

Grinding circuit control using programmable logic controllers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an application for cement milling system. In this application the process is controlled by software running on Programmable Logic Controllers. The appliance used to observe industrial process show the following mill parameters: feed ... Keywords: PLC programming, ball mill, clinker grinding, grinding circuit, programmable logic controllers

Costea R. Claudiu; Silaghi Helga Maria; Rohde L. Ulrich; Silaghi A. Marius

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Three-dimensional Integrated Circuit Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With vastly increased complexity and functionality in the "nanometer era" (i.e. hundreds of millions of transistors on one chip), increasing the performance of integrated circuits has become a challenging task. This is due primarily to the inevitable ... Keywords: Computer Architecture, Computer Engineering, Computer Science

Vasilis F. Pavlidis; Eby G. Friedman

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Circuit design for embedded memory in low-power integrated circuits  

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This thesis explores the challenges for integrating embedded static random access memory (SRAM) and non-volatile memory-based on ferroelectric capacitor technology-into lowpower integrated circuits. First considered is the ...

Qazi, Masood

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Parallel algorithms for inductance extraction of VLSI circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Inductance extraction involves estimating the mutual inductance in a VLSI circuit. Due to increasing clock speed and diminishing feature sizes of modern VLSI circuits, the effects of inductance are increasingly felt during the testing and verification ...

Hemant Mahawar; Vivek Sarin

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

The sizing rules method for analog integrated circuit design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the sizing rules method for analog CMOS circuit design that consists of: first, the development of a hierarchical library of transistor pair groups as basic building blocks for analog CMOS circuits; second, the derivation of ...

H. Graeb; S. Zizala; J. Eckmueller; K. Antreich

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

National Press Club Washington, D.C.  

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Is the Energy Race our new Is the Energy Race our new "Sputnik" Moment? National Press Club Washington, D.C. 29 November, 2010 1 October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union placed a 184 pound satellite into orbit. "The Soviet Union now has - in the combined category of scientists and engineers - a greater number than the United States. And it is producing graduates in these fields at a much faster rate ... This trend is disturbing. Indeed, according to my scientific advisers, this is for the American people the most critical problem of all. My scientific advisers place this problem above all other immediate tasks of producing missiles, of developing new techniques in the Armed Services. We need scientists in the ten years ahead..." On November 13, 1957, President Eisenhower

476

Department.,of Energy Washington; DC'  

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,of Energy ,of Energy Washington; DC' 20585 JAN 1 1 1995 / .,, .- L ., The Honorable Thomas Menino ', 1 City Hall Square Boston, Massachusetts 02201 ,'. " p' ifi.. ' . .' b I,' \ Dear.Mayor.Me$ino: DOE's Formerly Util,ized for identification of sites.used by*DOEfs predecessor' agencies, determining, their current radiological condition and, where it has authority, performing remedial action to cleanup sites to meet current radiologicalprotection requirements.~ A conservative set of.technical evaluation guidelines4s used in these investigat~ions' toTassure protection of public health, safety and the .environment. Where DOE does not have authority.for proceeding, the available site information is forwarded to the appropriate Federal or State Agency,. DOE studied the historical records of the former ,Tracerlab, Inc. sitei'and it

477

Dissipative Cryogenic Filters with Zero DC Resistance  

SciTech Connect

The authors designed, implemented and tested cryogenic RF filters with zero DC resistance, based on wires with a superconducting core inside a resistive sheath. The superconducting core allows low frequency currents to pass with negligible dissipation. Signals above the cutoff frequency are dissipated in the resistive part due to their small skin depth. The filters consist of twisted wire pairs shielded with copper tape. Above approximately 1 GHz, the attenuation is exponential in {radical}{omega}, as typical for skin depth based RF filters. By using additional capacitors of 10 nF per line, an attenuation of at least 45 dB above 10 MHz can be obtained. Thus, one single filter stage kept at mixing chamber temperature in a dilution refrigerator is sufficient to attenuate room temperature black body radiation to levels corresponding to 10 mK above about 10 MHz.

Bluhm, Hendrik; Moler, Kathryn A.; /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept

2008-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

478

Dual-circuit segmented rail phased induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved linear motor utilizes two circuits, rather that one circuit and an opposed plate, to gain efficiency. The powered circuit is a flat conductive coil. The opposed segmented rail circuit is either a plurality of similar conductive coils that are shorted, or a plurality of ladders formed of opposed conductive bars connected by a plurality of spaced conductors. In each embodiment, the conductors are preferably cables formed from a plurality of intertwined insulated wires to carry current evenly.

Marder, Barry M. (Albuquerque, NM); Cowan, Jr., Maynard (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Designing Crushing and Grinding Circuits for Improved Energy ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, Crushing and grinding, or comminution, circuits are the most ... Materialization of Manganese by Selective Precipitation from Used Battery.

480

Read-out electronics for DC squid magnetic measurements  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Read-out electronics for DC SQUID sensor systems, the read-out electronics incorporating low Johnson noise radio-frequency flux-locked loop circuitry and digital signal processing algorithms in order to improve upon the prior art by a factor of at least ten, thereby alleviating problems caused by magnetic interference when operating DC SQUID sensor systems in magnetically unshielded environments.

Ganther, Jr., Kenneth R. (Olathe, KS); Snapp, Lowell D. (Independence, MO)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Dynamic microscopic theory of fusion using DC-TDHF  

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The density-constrained time-dependent Hartree-Fock (DC-TDHF) theory is a fully microscopic approach for calculating heavy-ion interaction potentials and fusion cross sections below and above the fusion barrier. We discuss recent applications of DC-TDHF method to fusion of light and heavy systems.

Umar, A. S.; Oberacker, V. E.; Keser, R.; Maruhn, J. A.; Reinhard, P.-G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 (United States); RTE University, Science and Arts Faculty, Department of Physics, 53100, Rize (Turkey); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Goethe-Universitaet, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Institut fur Theoretische Physik, Universitat Erlangen, D-91054 Erlangen (Germany)

2012-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

482

Transistor sizing for large combinational digital CMOS circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article describes a new method to determine the device sizes of combinational digital CMOS circuits for an upper limit on the signal propagation delays. By modeling gate delay and area or power consumption of a circuit as a simple analytical function ... Keywords: Transistor sizing, digital combinational CMOS circuits, timing optimization

Lucas S. Heusler; Wolfgang Fichtner

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Analytical Model for the CMOS Short-Circuit Power Dissipation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A significant part of the power dissipation in CMOS digital circuits is due to the short-circuit currents. In this paper an accurate analytical model for the evaluation of the CMOS short-circuit power dissipation, on the basis of a CMOS inverter, is ...

L. Bisdounis; S. Nikolaidis; O. Koufopavlou

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Intelligent Circuit Breaker Forecasting and Prewarning System Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes an intelligent circuit breaker software and hardware design, real-time multi-task alarm system will be introduced into circuit breaker monitoring and control, to the timely opening and timely alarm. According to the different impact ... Keywords: Intelligent circuit breaker, forecasting, prewarning

Jiaomin Liu; Li Li; Yaxuan Li; Peng Liu

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

A hardware Memetic accelerator for VLSI circuit partitioning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the last decade, the complexity and size of circuits have been rapidly increasing, placing a stressing demand on industry for faster and more efficient CAD tools for VLSI circuit layout. One major problem is the computational requirements for ... Keywords: Circuit partitioning, FPGA, Genetic algorithms, Handel-C, Hardware accelerator, Memetic algorithms

Stephen Coe; Shawki Areibi; Medhat Moussa

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Evaluation and Testing of ABB Circuit Breakers with Mobilgrease 28  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The information in this document is intended to assist plants in evaluating the use of Mobilgrease 28 in ABB K-Line and HK circuit breakers and determining the maintenance intervals of these circuit breakers. The information in this document is applicable to both ABB K-Line and HK (air-blast) circuit breakers.

2001-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

487

Characterization of AMOLED pixel circuit without power line  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We fabricated and evaluated the simple active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) pixel circuits without power line and proved that it is useful for the AMOLED display. Without power line in the pixel circuit we got higher-aperture ratio of ... Keywords: AMOLED, OLED, Pixel circuit, Thin film transistor

Seon Pyo Hong; Dong Sung Moon; Byung Seong Bae

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

A Mixed Signal Fuzzy Controller Using Current Mode Circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mixed analog-digital fuzzy logic inference processor chip, designed in a 0.35-?m CMOS technology, is presented. The analog fuzzy engine is based on a novel current-mode CMOS circuit used for the implementation of fuzzy partition membership functions. ... Keywords: current-mode circuits, fuzzy partitioning, inference engine, membership function circuits

Simone Orcioni; Giorgio Biagetti; Massimo Conti

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Automatic stability checking for large linear analog integrated circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Stability analysis is one of the key challenges in the design of large linear analog circuits with complex multi-loop structures. In this paper, we present an efficient loop finder algorithm to identify potentially unstable loops in such circuits. At ... Keywords: analog circuit design, eigenvalue problem, model order reduction, small-signal analysis, stability analysis

Parijat Mukherjee; G. Peter Fang; Rod Burt; Peng Li

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Technique for extending the range of a signal measuring circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An input signal supplied to a signal measuring circuit is either amplified or attenuated as necessary to establish the magnitude of the input signal within the defined dynamic range of the measuring circuit and the output signal developed by the measuring circuit is subsequently readjusted through amplification or attenuation to develop an output signal which corresponds to the magnitude of the initial input signal.

Chaprnka, Anthony G. (Cockeysville, MD); Sun, Shan C. (Pittsburgh, PA); Vercellotti, Leonard C. (Verona, PA)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Symbolic analysis of analog circuits with hard nonlinearity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new methodology is presented to solve a strongly nonlinear circuit, characterized by Piece-Wise Linear (PWL) functions, symbolically and explicitly in terms of its circuit parameters and is amenable to computer implementation. The method is based on ... Keywords: PWL, circuit nonlinearity, symbolic analysis

Alicia Manthe; Zhao Li; C.-J. Richard Shi

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Historical Material Analysis of DC745U Pressure Pads  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Enhance Surveillance mission, it is the goal to provide suitable lifetime assessment of stockpile materials. This report is an accumulation of historical publication on the DC745U material and their findings. It is the intention that the B61 LEP program uses this collection of data to further develop their understanding and potential areas of study. DC745U is a commercially available silicone elastomer consisting of dimethyl, methyl-phenyl, and methyl-vinyl siloxane repeat units. Originally, this material was manufactured by Dow Corning as Silastic{reg_sign} DC745U at their manufacturing facility in Kendallville, IN. Recently, Dow Corning shifted this material to the Xiameter{reg_sign} brand product line. Currently, DC745U is available through Xiameter{reg_sign} or Dow Corning's distributor R. D. Abbott Company. DC745U is cured using 0.5 wt% vinyl-specific peroxide curing agent known as Luperox 101 or Varox DBPH-50. This silicone elastomer is used in numerous parts, including two major components (outer pressure pads and aft cap support) in the W80 and as pressure pads on the B61. DC745U is a proprietary formulation, thus Dow Corning provides limited information on its composition and properties. Based on past experience with Dow Corning, DC745U is at risk of formulation changes without notification to the costumer. A formulation change for DC745U may have a significant impact because the network structure is a key variable in determining material properties. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of historical DC745U studies and identify gaps that need to be addressed in future work. Some of the previous studies include the following: 1. Spectroscopic characterization of raw gum stock. 2. Spectroscopic, thermal, and mechanical studies on cured DC745U. 3. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and solvent swelling studies on DC745U with different crosslink densities. 4. NMR, solvent swelling, thermal, and mechanical studies on thermally aged DC745U. 5. NMR, solvent swelling, thermal, and mechanical studies on radiolytically aged DC745U. Each area is reviewed and further work is suggested to improve our understanding of DC745U for systems engineering, surveillance, aging assessments, and lifetime assessment.

Ortiz-Acosta, Denisse [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

493

Development of a Novel Bi-Directional Isolated Multiple-Input DC-DC Converter  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There is vital need for a compact, lightweight, and efficient energy-storage system that is both affordable and has an acceptable cycle life for the large-scale production of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Most of the current research employs a battery-storage unit (BU) combined with a fuel cell (FC) stack in order to achieve the operating voltage-current point of maximum efficiency for the FC system. A system block diagram is shown in Fig.1.1. In such a conventional arrangement, the battery is sized to deliver the difference between the energy required by the traction drive and the energy supplied by the FC system. Energy requirements can increase depending on the drive cycle over which the vehicle is expected to operate. Peak-power transients result in an increase of losses and elevated temperatures which result in a decrease in the lifetime of the battery. This research will propose a novel two-input direct current (dc) dc to dc converter to interface an additional energy-storage element, an ultracapacitor (UC), which is shown in Fig.1.2. It will assist the battery during transients to reduce the peak-power requirements of the battery.

Li, H.

2005-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

494

Definition: DC Resistivity Survey (Dipole-Dipole Array) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

DC Resistivity Survey (Dipole-Dipole Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Dipole-Dipole Array) Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png DC Resistivity Survey (Dipole-Dipole Array) The Dipole-Dipole array is a type of electrode configuration for a Direct-Current Resistivity Survey and is defined by its electrode array geometry.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition References ↑ http://appliedgeophysics.berkeley.edu/dc/EM46.pdf Ret LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. rieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:DC_Resistivity_Survey_(Dipole-Dipole_Array)&oldid=596974" Category: Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load)

495

TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power controller device which uses a voltage-to-frequency converter in conjunction with a zero crossing detector to linearly and proportionally control AC power being supplied to a load. The output of the voltage-to frequency converter controls the "reset" input of a R-S flip flop, while an "0" crossing detector controls the "set" input. The output of the flip flop triggers a monostable multivibrator controlling the SCR or TRIAC firing circuit connected to the load. Logic gates prevent the direct triggering of the multivibrator in the rare instance where the "reset" and "set" inputs of the flip flop are in coincidence. The control circuit can be supplemented with a control loop, providing compensation for line voltage variations.

Hughes, Wallace J. (Boston Lake, NY)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power controller device is disclosed which uses a voltage-to-frequency converter in conjunction with a zero crossing detector to linearly and proportionally control AC power being supplied to a load. The output of the voltage-to frequency converter controls the ``reset`` input of a R-S flip flop, while an ``0`` crossing detector controls the ``set`` input. The output of the flip flop triggers a monostable multivibrator controlling the SCR or TRIAC firing circuit connected to the load. Logic gates prevent the direct triggering of the multivibrator in the rare instance where the ``reset`` and ``set`` inputs of the flip flop are in coincidence. The control circuit can be supplemented with a control loop, providing compensation for line voltage variations. 9 figs.

Hughes, W.J.

1999-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

497

TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power controller device which uses a voltage-to-frequency converter in conjunction with a zero crossing detector to linearly and proportionally control AC power being supplied to a load. The output of the voltage to frequency converter controls the reset input of a R-S flip flop, while an 0 crossing detector controls the set input. The output of the flip flop triggers a monostable multivibrator controlling the SCR or TRIAC firing circuit connected to the load. Logic gates prevent the direct triggering of the multivibrator in the rare instance where the reset and set inputs of the flip flop are in coincidence. The control circuit can be supplemented with a control loop, providing compensation for line voltage variations.

Hughes, Wallace J.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Vacuum die attach for integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thin film eutectic bond for attaching an integrated circuit die to a circuit substrate is formed by coating at least one bonding surface on the die and substrate with an alloying metal, assembling the die and substrate under compression loading, and heating the assembly to an alloying temperature in a vacuum. A very thin bond, 10 microns or less, which is substantially void free, is produced. These bonds have high reliability, good heat and electrical conduction, and high temperature tolerance. The bonds are formed in a vacuum chamber, using a positioning and loading fixture to compression load the die, and an IR lamp or other heat source. For bonding a silicon die to a silicon substrate, a gold silicon alloy bond is used. Multiple dies can be bonded simultaneously. No scrubbing is required.

Schmitt, Edward H. (Livermore, CA); Tuckerman, David B. (Livermore, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Vacuum die attach for integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thin film eutectic bond for attaching an integrated circuit die to a circuit substrate is formed by coating at least one bonding surface on the die and substrate with an alloying metal, assembling the die and substrate under compression loading, and heating the assembly to an alloying temperature in a vacuum. A very thin bond, 10 microns or less, which is substantially void free, is produced. These bonds have high reliability, good heat and electrical conduction, and high temperature tolerance. The bonds are formed in a vacuum chamber, using a positioning and loading fixture to compression load the die, and an IR lamp or other heat source. For bonding a silicon die to a silicon substrate, a gold silicon alloy bond is used. Multiple dies can be bonded simultaneously. No scrubbing is required. 1 figure.

Schmitt, E.H.; Tuckerman, D.B.

1991-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

500

Energy Recovery from High-frequency Clocks using DC-DC Converters M. Alimadadi, S. Sheikhaei, G. Lemieux, S. Mirabbasi, W. Dunford, P. Palmer.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Recovery from High-frequency Clocks using DC-DC Converters M. Alimadadi, S. Sheikhaei, G Power Supply) PWM Controller PWM clock Rload Figure 1. Recycling clock energy with a DC-DC converter a significant amount of energy to distribute a multi-GHz clock. By discharging the clock network to ground every

Lemieux, Guy