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Spatial decision support system for land assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: GIS, agriculture planning, artificial intelligence, decision support system, expert system, geoinformatics, geoinformation system, land evaluation, land use planning

Cláudio Chauke Nehme; Margareth Simões

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial Intelligence and Environmental Decision Support Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An effective protection of our environment is largely dependent on the quality of the available information used to make an appropriate decision. Problems arise when the quantities of available information are huge and nonuniform (i.e., coming from many ... Keywords: artificial intelligence, environmental decision support systems, problem solving

U. Cortés; M. Sànchez-Marrè; L. Ceccaroni; I. R-Roda; M. Poch

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dialectic decision support systems: System design and empirical evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many complex and unstructured decisions are hindered by a lack of clear understanding of various underlying assumptions and perspectives involved in the decision process. At present, the traditional decision support systems (DSS) pay little attention ... Keywords: Assumption elicitation, Devil's advocacy, Dialectic decision support systems, Dialectic inquiry, Intelligent agent

Suprasith Jarupathirun; Fatemeh "Mariam" Zahedi

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart-Swaps - A decision support system for multicriteria decision analysis with the even swaps method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a new web-based decision support tool called Smart-Swaps to support multicriteria decision analysis. The decision maker's preferences are elicited with the even swaps method, which is an elimination process based on value trade-offs. ... Keywords: Even swaps, Multicriteria decision analysis, Multicriteria decision support systems, Preference programming, Trade-offs

Jyri Mustajoki; Raimo P. Hämäläinen

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A decision support system for green data centers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a decision support system for green computing in data centers on campuses. Green computing aims at the development of technologies for a greener and more sustainable planet. In this work we focus on the greening of data centers ... Keywords: data centers, decision support systems, decision trees, green information technology

Michael J. Pawlish; Aparna S. Varde

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Debiasing investors with decision support systems: An experimental investigation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research presents evidence that decision support systems can play an important role in debiasing behaviorally-challenged investors. An empirical study involving 119 participants provides strong evidence for the existence of cognitive biases in investment ... Keywords: Cognitive biases, Decision support systems, Investment decision making

Gokul Bhandari; Khaled Hassanein; Richard Deaves

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A demand-responsive decision support system for coal transportation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a demand-responsive decision support system is proposed by integrating the operations of coal shipment, coal stockpiles and coal railing within a whole system. A generic and flexible scheduling optimisation methodology is developed to ... Keywords: Coal shipment, Coal stockpiles, Coal train scheduling, Decision support system, Mine transportation

Erhan Kozan; Shi Qiang Liu

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a decision support system for sustainable cage aquaculture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A decision support system to assist cage aquaculture managers is presented. The system enables managers to perform four essential tasks: (i) site classification, (ii) site selection, (iii) holding capacity determination, and (iv) economic appraisal of ... Keywords: Decision support, Economic appraisal, Holding capacity, Site selection, Sustainable cage aquacultures

Halmar Halide; A. Stigebrandt; M. Rehbein; A. D. McKinnon

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision tree module within decision support simulation system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision trees are one of the most easy to use tools in decision analysis. Problems where decision tree branches are based on random variables have not received much attention. This paper introduces a successful application of a Special Purpose Simulation ...

Mohamed Moussa; Janaka Y. Ruwanpura; George Jergeas

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy decision support system for ship lock control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the development of a Decision Support System (DSS) for the management of ship locks that relies on fuzzy logic. It contains a brief overview of the history and the construction of locks and basic information related to fuzzy logic, ... Keywords: Decision support, Fuzzy control, SCADA, Ship lock

Vladimir Bugarski; Todor Ba?Kali?; Uroš Kuzmanov

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Voter-centered design: Toward a voter decision support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electronic voting support systems should not focus only on ballot casting and recording. Instead, a user-centered perspective should be adopted for the design of a system that supports information gathering, organizing and sharing, deliberation, decision ... Keywords: Electronic voting, digital government, social filtering, voter support system

Scott P. Robertson

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Warning Decision Support System–Integrated Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Warning Decision Support System–Integrated Information (WDSS-II) is the second generation of a system of tools for the analysis, diagnosis, and visualization of remotely sensed weather data. WDSS-II provides a number of automated algorithms ...

Valliappa Lakshmanan; Travis Smith; Gregory Stumpf; Kurt Hondl

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A GIS embedded decision support system for bicriteria location problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe and exemplify the embedment of a Geographical Information System (GIS) platform in a decision support tool previously developed for bicriteria location problems. When the facilities to be located have environmental effects, ...

Sérgio Fernandes; M. Eugénia Captivo; João N. Clímaco

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of GIS in Decision Support Systems | Department of Energy  

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

The Role of GIS in Decision Support Systems The Role of GIS in Decision Support Systems The Role of GIS in Decision Support Systems More Documents & Publications Microsoft Word -...

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Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy Resources in Control Centers for Reliable Grid Operations: Global Best Practices, Examples of Excellence and Lessons Learned Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy Resources in Control Centers for Reliable Grid Operations: Global Best Practices, Examples of Excellence and Lessons Learned Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Grid Assessment and Integration, Wind Topics: Best Practices Resource Type: Lessons learned/best practices, Publications, Technical report Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/pdfs/doe_wind_integration_report.pdf

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Fuzzy decision support system for spread mooring system selection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spread mooring systems are associated with high level uncertainties and risks during tanker loading/unloading operations. In addition, the design of such complex systems consists of many subjective and imprecise parameters. Therefore, in the present ... Keywords: AHP, Decision making, Fuzzy multiple attribute decision making, Fuzzy set theory, Spread mooring system, TOPSIS

Ayhan Mentes; Ismail Hakki Helvacioglu

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of GIS in Decision Support Systems  

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

GIS in GIS in Decision Support Systems Jeremy Smith Weather Camera Rail Bridge T k Mile Post Traffic Truck Origin Destination Route Alternatives Roadway Time Pavement Incidents Closures Patterns of Business Behavior Patterns of Business Behavior Data Management Planning & Analysis Field Mobility Operational Awareness Stakeholder Engagement R i l E t i R i l E t i Transform Data Collect, Organize, Get Information Disseminate Get Feedback and Regional Enterprise Regional Enterprise Transform Data Into Actionable Information Collect, Organize, & Exchange Data Get Information Into and Out of the Field Disseminate Information Where and When it is Needed Get Feedback and Make Informed Decisions Decision Support GIS Integration & Workflows GIS Integration & Analysis Framework Regional Data Sources Weather

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Evaluating capacity and expansion opportunities at tank farm: a decision support system using discrete event simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a discrete event simulation based Decision Support System to evaluate tank farm operations. The Decision Support System was developed in order to reduce capital expenditures and assist in decision making for assessing the impact of ...

Bikram Sharda; Adriana Vazquez

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System for decision analysis support on complex waste management issues  

SciTech Connect

A software system called the Waste Flow Analysis has been developed and applied to complex environmental management processes for the United States Department of Energy (US DOE). The system can evaluate proposed methods of waste retrieval, treatment, storage, transportation, and disposal. Analysts can evaluate various scenarios to see the impacts to waste slows and schedules, costs, and health and safety risks. Decision analysis capabilities have been integrated into the system to help identify preferred alternatives based on a specific objectives may be to maximize the waste moved to final disposition during a given time period, minimize health risks, minimize costs, or combinations of objectives. The decision analysis capabilities can support evaluation of large and complex problems rapidly, and under conditions of variable uncertainty. The system is being used to evaluate environmental management strategies to safely disposition wastes in the next ten years and reduce the environmental legacy resulting from nuclear material production over the past forty years.

Shropshire, D.E.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for an intelligent decision support system: A case in pathology test ordering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision context, knowledge management, decision makers, and decision strategy are fundamental components for understanding decision support systems (DSSs). This paper describes the specific case of designing a framework for an intelligent DSS in the ... Keywords: Case-based reasoning, Decision support, General practice, Knowledge discovery, Pathology ordering

Zoe Y. Zhuang, Carla L. Wilkin, Andrzej Ceglowski

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision-Making Support System Effectiveness: the Process to Outcome Link  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many information systems are available to directly support decision-making.ï¾ ï¾ The various frameworks have engendered a variety of models to evaluate system effectiveness.ï¾ ï¾ Disparate results have been reported from the use of these models, and ... Keywords: DSS Effectiveness, Decision Support Systems, Decision Theory, Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Guisseppi A. Forgionne

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The strategic use of an information system in supporting architectural design decisions for a design firm  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis is to illustrate how a computer-based information system for supporting decision making, that is a Decision Support System (DSS), can be utilized as a strategic tool in architectural design for a firm. The ...

Liu, Lu, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weed Manager-A model-based decision support system for weed management in arable crops  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Weed Manager is a model-based decision support system to assist arable farmers and advisers in weed control decisions on two time scales: within a single season and over several years in a rotation. The single season decision is supported by a wheat ... Keywords: Decision support, Dynamic programming, Heuristics, Models, Optimisation, Stochastic, Weeds

D. J. Parsons; L. R. Benjamin; J. Clarke; D. Ginsburg; A. Mayes; A. E. Milne; D. J. Wilkinson

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Application of a Spreadsheet-Based Spatial Decision Support System SDSS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatial decision support systems SDSS are decision support tools which have been used widely in addressing complicated issues involving a spatial component. The use of SDSS has increased greatly over the last few decades especially in fields such as ... Keywords: Geographic Information Systems GIS, Microsoft Excel, Multi-Criteria, Spatial Decision Support System, Spreadsheet

Ramanathan Sugumaran; Dossay Oryspayev; John DeGroote

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Transportation Decision-Making: Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) and Total Cost Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Building a new infrastructure facility requires a significant amount of time and expense. This is particularly true for investments in transportation for their longstanding and great degree of impact on society. The scope of time and money involved does not mean, however, we only focus on the economies of scale and may ignore other aspects of the built environment. To this extent, how can we achieve a more balanced perspective in infrastructure decision-making? In addition, what aspects should be considered when making more sustainable decisions about transportation investments? These two questions are the foundations of this study. This dissertation shares its process in part with a previous research project – Texas Urban Triangle (TUT). Although the TUT research generated diverse variables and created possible implementations of spatial decision support system (SDSS), the methodology still demands improvement. The current method has been developed to create suitable routes but is not designed to rank or make comparisons. This is admittedly one of the biggest shortfalls in the general SDSS approach, but is also where I see as an opportunity to make alternative interpretation more comprehensive and effective. The main purpose of this dissertation is to develop a Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) that will lead to more balanced decision-making in transportation investment and optimize the most sustainable high-speed rail (HSR) route. The decision support system developed here explicitly elaborates the advantages and disadvantages of a transportation corridor in three particular perspectives: construction (fixed costs); operation (maintenance costs); and externalities (social and environmental costs), with a specific focus on environmental externalities. Considering more environmental features in rail routing will offset short-term economic losses and creates more sustainable environments in long-term infrastructure planning.

Kim, Hwan Yong

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support systems and methods for complex networks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and systems for automated decision support in analyzing operation data from a complex network. Embodiments of the present invention utilize these algorithms and techniques not only to characterize the past and present condition of a complex network, but also to predict future conditions to help operators anticipate deteriorating and/or problem situations. In particular, embodiments of the present invention characterize network conditions from operation data using a state estimator. Contingency scenarios can then be generated based on those network conditions. For at least a portion of all of the contingency scenarios, risk indices are determined that describe the potential impact of each of those scenarios. Contingency scenarios with risk indices are presented visually as graphical representations in the context of a visual representation of the complex network. Analysis of the historical risk indices based on the graphical representations can then provide trends that allow for prediction of future network conditions.

Huang, Zhenyu (Richland, WA); Wong, Pak Chung (Richland, WA); Ma, Jian (Richland, WA); Mackey, Patrick S (Richland, WA); Chen, Yousu (Richland, WA); Schneider, Kevin P (Seattle, WA)

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of expert system modeling based decision support system for swine manure management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Animal waste has always been considered as a resource for agricultural input as biofertilizer. However, the management is becoming more stringent due to environmental regulations. Livestock producers are faced with different manure management options ... Keywords: Decision criteria, Decision support system (DSS), Expert system, Manure management, Systems engineering approach

S. Karmakar; M. NKetia; C. Laguë; J. Agnew

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for decision support in systems architecting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The objective of this thesis is to provide a method and tool to leverage computational resources to empower a systems architect to reason about architectural decisions more comprehensively and effectively compared to ...

Simmons, Willard Lennox

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Support Facility for the APS Control System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Advanced Photon Source is now in its fifth year of routine beam production. The EPICS-based [1] control system has entered the phase in its life cycle where new control algorithms must be implemented under increasingly stringent operational and reliability requirements. The sheer volume of the control system (~270,000 records, ~145 VME-based input-output controllers (IOCs), and ~7,000,000 lines of EPICS ASCII configuration code), presents a daunting challenge for code maintenance. The present work describes a relational database that provides an integrated view of the interacting components of the entire APS control system, including the IOC low-level logic, the physical wiring documentation, and high-level client applications. The database is extracted (booted) from the same operational CVS repository as that used to load the active IOCs. It provides site-wide decision support facilities to inspect and trace control flow and to identify client (e.g., user interface) programs involved at any selected poin...

Dohan, D A

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Criteria Spatial Decision Support System DECERNS: Application to Land Use Planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land-use planning and environmental management often requires an implementation of both geoyspatial information analysis and value-driven criteria within the decision-making process. DECERNS Decision Evaluation in Complex Risk Network Systems is a web-based ... Keywords: DECERNS, GIS, Housing Development, Land-Use Planning, MCDA, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Spatial Decision Support System, WebSDSS

B. Yatsalo; V. Didenko; A. Tkachuk; G. Gritsyuk; O. Mirzeabasov; V. Slipenkaya; A. Babutski; I. Pichugina; T. Sullivan; I. Linkov

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constructing marketing decision support systems using data diffusion technology: A case study of gas station diversification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Building a decision support system (DSS) using small data sets usually results in uncertain knowledge, likely leading to incorrect decisions and causing a large losses. However, gathering sufficient samples for building a DSS often has significant costs ... Keywords: Back-propagation network, Bayesian network, Decision support system, Diversification, Small data set

Der-Chiang Li; Yao-San Lin; Yu-Cheng Huang

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An optimization-model-based interactive decision support system for regional energy management systems planning under uncertainty  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, an interactive decision support system (UREM-IDSS) has been developed based on an inexact optimization model (UREM, University of Regina Energy Model) to aid decision makers in planning energy management systems. Optimization modeling, ... Keywords: Decision making, Energy management systems, Green house gas, Interactive decision support system, Optimization, Sustainable development, Uncertainty

Y. P. Cai; G. H. Huang; Q. G. Lin; X. H. Nie; Q. Tan

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical infrastructure protection decision support system decision model : overview and quick-start user's guide.  

SciTech Connect

The Critical Infrastructure Protection Decision Support System Decision Model (CIPDSS-DM) is a useful tool for comparing the effectiveness of alternative risk-mitigation strategies on the basis of CIPDSS consequence scenarios. The model is designed to assist analysts and policy makers in evaluating and selecting the most effective risk-mitigation strategies, as affected by the importance assigned to various impact measures and the likelihood of an incident. A typical CIPDSS-DM decision map plots the relative preference of alternative risk-mitigation options versus the annual probability of an undesired incident occurring once during the protective life of the investment, assumed to be 20 years. The model also enables other types of comparisons, including a decision map that isolates a selected impact variable and displays the relative preference for the options of interest--parameterized on the basis of the contribution of the isolated variable to total impact, as well as the likelihood of the incident. Satisfaction/regret analysis further assists the analyst or policy maker in evaluating the confidence with which one option can be selected over another.

Samsa, M.; Van Kuiken, J.; Jusko, M.; Decision and Information Sciences

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generic integration of environmental decision support systems - state-of-the-art  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environmental Information Systems (EIS) and Environmental Decision Support Systems (EDSS) are major building blocks in environmental management and science today. They are used at all levels of public bodies (community, state, national and international ... Keywords: EU FP5, Environmental Decision Support Systems (EDSS), Environmental Information Systems (EIS), GIMMI, Generic integration, I-MARQ

Ralf Denzer

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Agent-based intelligent system development for decision support in chemical process industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an agent-based intelligent system to support coordinate manufacturing execution and decision-making in chemical process industry. A multi-agent system (MAS) framework is developed to provide a flexible infrastructure for the integration ... Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Coordinate manufacturing, Decision support, Information integration, Multi-agent system

Ying Gao; Zhigang Shang; Antonis Kokossis

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of sensing and computing in an intelligent decision support system for homeland security defense  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose an intelligent decision support system based on sensor and computer networks that incorporates various component techniques for sensor deployment, data routing, distributed computing, and information fusion. The integrated system is deployed ... Keywords: Data routing, Distributed computing, Dynamic programming, Intelligent decision support system, Sensor deployment, Sensor fusion

Qishi Wu; Mengxia Zhu; Nageswara S. V. Rao

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing a graphical decision support tool to improve system acquisition decisions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

System acquisition decision makers are frequently charged with choosing a single system from a set of feasible possibilities that could best fulfill the needs of their organizations. While numerous rules and regulations ...

Massie, Anna Elizabeth

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain experts' knowledge-based intelligent decision support system in occupational shoulder and neck pain therapy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research develops a fuzzy knowledge-based decision support system (FKBDSS) that measures and predicts the degree of severity of the work-related risk associated with shoulder and neck pain (SNP) that is a prevalent pain complaint in an occupational ... Keywords: Analytic hierarchy processing, Domain expert, Fuzzy knowledge-based decision support system, Fuzzy set theory, Musculoskeletal disorder, Shoulder and neck pain

T. Padma; P. Balasubramanie

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A data analysis decision support system for the carbon dioxide capture process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the development process of an expert decision support system for pre-filtering and analysis of data from the carbon dioxide (CO"2) capture process. Chemical absorption has become one of the dominant CO"2 capture technologies because ... Keywords: Carbon dioxide capture process, Data filtering, Expert decision support system

Yuxiang Wu; Christine W. Chan

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A web spatial decision support system for vehicle routing using Google Maps  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article presents a user-friendly web-based spatial decision support system (wSDSS) aimed at generating optimized vehicle routes for multiple vehicle routing problems that involve serving the demand located along arcs of a transportation network. ... Keywords: Google MapsTM, Heuristics, Spatial decision support systems, Vehicle routing

Luís Santos; João Coutinho-Rodrigues; Carlos Henggeler Antunes

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unified methodology of neural analysis in decision support systems built for pharmaceutical technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study was to create universal methodology of artificial neural networks (ANNs) application in construction of decision support systems designed for various dosage forms. Two different dosage forms (solid dispersions and microemulsions) ... Keywords: Artificial neural networks, Decision support systems, Microemulsions, Pharmaceutical technology, Solid dispersions, Unified methodology

Aleksander Mendyk; Renata Jachowicz

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian Network Inference with Qualitative Expert Knowledge for Decision Support Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we consider a methodology that utilizes qualitative expert knowledge for inference in a Bayesian network. The decision-making assumptions and the mathematical equation for Bayesian inference are derived based on data and knowledge obtained ... Keywords: Bayesian network, Bayesian network inference, decision-support systems, qualitative expert knowledge, probability inequality constraints Bayesian network, Bayesian network inference, decision-support systems, qualitative expert knowledge, probability inequ

Nipat Jongsawat; Wichian Premchaiswadi

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Transport Dispatch and Decision Support System Based on Multi-Agent  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to raise the level of automatization and intelligentization of urban public transport management, regarding the research and current status on application of urban public transport dispatch system as well as the weakness of it, from decision ... Keywords: Decision Support System (DSS), Multi-Agent System(MAS), Urban Public Transport Dispatch System

Zengzhen He; Qisen Zhang

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing an intelligent decision support system for human-centered utility management automation part 1: structures, problem formulation, solution methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a Decision Support System (DSS) to aid the electric utility management automation system. A brief history of DSS application in power systems is presented. The importance and role of DSS and decision making in utility management automation ... Keywords: computational intelligence, decision making, decision support, human-centered systems, neural networks, power distribution system, state estimation, systems design, utility management automation

Alireza Fereidunian; Caro Lucas; Hamid Lesani; Mansooreh Zangiabadi

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support for disaster management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

support system for disaster response and recovery usingJ (2006) Improving disaster response efforts with decisionSpringerlink.com Abstract Disaster response and recovery are

Rolland, Erik; Patterson, Raymond A.; Ward, Keith; Dodin, Bajis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Generic Framework for Web-Based Intelligent Decision Support Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Web-based Intelligent Systems Environment (WISE) offers generic, modular, flexible and scalable system solutions for information retrieval, extraction, fusion, knowledge discovery and intelligent decision support, using heterogeneous, distributed data ...

Vladimir Simeunovic; Jelena Jovanovic; Milan Saric; Sanja Vranes

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support system for water distribution systems based on neural networks and graphs theory for leakage detection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an efficient and effective decision support system (DSS) for operational monitoring and control of water distribution systems based on a three layer General Fuzzy Min-Max Neural Network (GFMMNN) and graph theory. The operational monitoring ... Keywords: Decision support system, Graph theory, Loop corrective flows equations, Modeling and simulation, Neural network, Operational control of water distribution systems

Corneliu T. C. Arsene; Bogdan Gabrys; David Al-Dabass

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weather Support to Deicing Decision Making (WSDDM): A Winter Weather Nowcasting System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a winter weather nowcasting system called Weather Support to Deicing Decision Making (WSDDM), designed to provide airline, airport, and air traffic users with winter weather information relevant to their operations. The ...

Roy Rasmussen; Mike Dixon; Frank Hage; Jeff Cole; Chuck Wade; John Tuttle; Starr McGettigan; Thomas Carty; Lloyd Stevenson; Warren Fellner; Shelly Knight; Eli Karplus; Nancy Rehak

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A building’s refurbishment knowledge and device based decision support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The integration of knowledge-based, devices-based and decision support systems have a very promising future in scientific research. The authors of this paper participated in the project Framework 6, ‘Bringing Retrofit Innovation to the Application ...

Edmundas Zavadskas; Arturas Kaklauskas; Povilas Vainiunas; Ruta Dubakiene; Andrius Gulbinas; Mindaugas Krutinis; Petras Cyras; Liudas Rimkus

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A decision support system for secure information sharing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In both the commercial and defense sectors a compelling need is emerging for highly dynamic, yet risk optimized, sharing of information across traditional organizational boundaries. Risk optimal decisions to disseminate mission critical tactical intelligence ... Keywords: description logic, flexible information sharing, justification for non-shareability, semantic reasoner

Achille Fokoue; Mudhakar Srivatsa; Pankaj Rohatgi; Peter Wrobel; John Yesberg

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A knowledge-based decision support system for shipboard damage control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The operational complexity of modern ships requires the use of advanced applications, called damage control systems (DCSs), able to assist crew members in the effective handling of dangerous events and accidents. In this article we describe the development ... Keywords: Damage control system, Decision support system, Expert system, Kill card, Knowledge-based system, Shipboard management

F. Calabrese; A. Corallo; A. Margherita; A. A. Zizzari

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support system based on hierarchical co-evolutionary fuzzy approach: A case study in detecting gamma ray signals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision support systems are powerful technologies for complex decision making and problem solving. However, constructing an accurate and interpretable decision support system (DSS) for any domain is a challenge. In this paper, a novel hierarchical co-evolutionary ... Keywords: ANFIS, Co-evolutionary learning, DENFIS, Decision support system, Fuzzy system, Genetic algorithm, HiCEFS, Hierarchical co-evolutionary fuzzy system, High-energy gamma rays, TSK

H. Huang; M. Pasquier; C. Quek

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trends extraction and analysis for complex system monitoring and decision support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an effective trend extraction procedure, based on a simple, yet powerful, representation. Its usefulness for complex system monitoring and decision support is illustrated by three examples. The method extracts semi-qualitative temporal ... Keywords: Data analysis, Diagnosis, Evaporating process, Intensive care unit, Monitoring, Operator support, Supervision, Trend analysis

Sylvie Charbonnier; Carlos Garcia-Beltan; Catherine Cadet; Sylviane Gentil

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: News Release - Regional Partner's Decision Support System...  

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capacities of regional geologic carbon sinks. The system allows partners to browse, query, analyze, and download data regarding CO2 storage in the PCOR partnership region,...

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Ontology enabled decision support system for emergency management at airports  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the first prototype of the EMILI-SITE system that will provide an advanced simulation and training capabilities for emergency management in critical infrastructures like airports, railway/metro systems, and power grids. In addition, ... Keywords: SCADA, airport, complex event processing, emergency management, event-condition-action rules, ontologies, simulation, training

Vuk Mijovi?; Nikola Tomaševi?; Valentina Janev; Mladen Stanojevi?; Sanja Vraneš

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tools for World Wide Web based legal decision support systems  

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The majority of legal knowledge based systems (LKBS) in commercial use are rule based and target domains of law characterized by large and complex statutes where modelling discretion is not a central concern. Furthermore, to date, few LKBS execute on ...

Andrew Stranieri; John Yearwood; John Zeleznikow

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Memory energy management for an enterprise decision support system  

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Energy efficiency is an important factor in designing and configuring enterprise servers. In these servers, memory may consume 40% of the total system power. Different memory configurations (sizes, numbers of ranks, speeds, etc.) can have significant ... Keywords: memory power management, power-aware memory

Karthik Kumar; Kshitij Doshi; Martin Dimitrov; Yung-Hsiang Lu

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engaging rational discrimination: exploring reasons for placing regulatory constraints on decision support systems  

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In the future systems of ambient intelligence will include decision support systems that will automate the process of discrimination among people that seek entry into environments and to engage in search of the opportunities that are available there. ... Keywords: Ambient intelligence, Discrimination, Insurance, Privacy, Race, Surveillance, Technology assessment

Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Decision Support System for irrigation water allocation along the middle reaches of the Heihe River Basin, Northwest China  

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To improve the water resource management of the inland river basins of northwestern China, a Decision Support System (DSS) is developed to provide an operative computer platform for decision makers. The DSS is designed according to actual water resource ... Keywords: Decision Support System, GIS, Irrigation management, Irrigation water allocation, Water resource management

Yingchun Ge, Xin Li, Chunlin Huang, Zhuotong Nan

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review: Integrated decision support system (DSS) for manure management: A review and perspective  

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For centuries, livestock manure has been utilized as a valuable soil amendment and fertilizer for crops. The continuing growth of the livestock industry in both developed and developing countries coupled with the implementation of rigorous environmental ... Keywords: Decision support systems (DSS), Design criteria, Manure management

S. Karmakar; C. Laguë; J. Agnew; H. Landry

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental comparison of fuzzy logic and analytic hierarchy process for medical decision support systems  

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The task of medical diagnosis is a complex one, considering the level vagueness and uncertainty management, especially when the disease has multiple symptoms. A number of researchers have utilized the fuzzy-analytic hierarchy process (fuzzy-AHP) methodology ... Keywords: Analytical hierarchy process, Fuzzy, Malaria, Medical Diagnosis, Medical decision support system

Faith-Michael Emeka Uzoka; Okure Obot; Ken Barker; J. Osuji

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed software decision support systems for heterogeneous coordination in chemical and biological response  

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During detection and response to a Chem-Bio incident, heterogeneous groups, who may not ordinarily interact, must form a team. A Sensible Agent is a type of software agent (a Distributed Artificial Intelligence component that uses sensing, reasoning, and acting capabilities to achieve a set of goals) with additional coordination capabilities. For the Chem-Bio terrorism domain, Sensible Agents can offer the following decision-support capabilities: (1) belief revision based on models, certainty and the trustworthiness of incoming information sources, (2) situation-based recommendations on the composition of decision-making groups, the relative strength of members of the group and over whom the group has authority, and (3) planning and resource allocation. This paper describes possible benefits of applying a Sensible Agent system to provide Chem-Bio detectors and responders with in situ decision support for task and resource management. 1

K. Suzanne Barber; Matthew T. Macmahon; Cheryl E. Martin

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short communication: A GIS-based decision support system for integrated flood management under uncertainty with two dimensional numerical simulations  

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A new decision support system has been developed for integrated flood management within the framework of ArcGIS based on realistic two dimensional flood simulations. This system has the ability to interact with and use classified Remote Sensing (RS) ... Keywords: 2D simulation, ArcGIS, Census block, Decision support system, Integrated flood management, Remote sensing

Honghai Qi; M. S. Altinakar

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design document for landfill capping Prototype Decision Support System. Draft 1.0  

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The overall objective of the Prototype Decision Support System for shallow land burial project is to ``Develop a Decision Support System tool which incorporates simulation modeling and multi-objective decision theory for the purpose of designing and evaluating alternative trench cap designs for mixed waste landfill covers. The goal is to improve the quality of technical information used by the risk manager to select landfill cover designs while taking into account technological, economical, and regulatory factors.`` The complexity of the technical and non-technical information, and how the information varies in importance across sites, points to the need for decision analysis tools that provide a common basis for integrating, synthesizing, and valuing the decision input. Because the cost of remediating thousands of contaminated DOE sites is projected to be in the 10`s--100`s of billions of dollars, methods will be needed to establish cleanup priorities and to help in the selection and evaluation of cost effective remediation alternatives. Even at this early stage in DOE`s cleanup program, it is certain that capping technologies will be heavily relied upon to remediate the 3000+ landfills on DOE property. Capping is favored in remediating most DOE landfills because, based on preliminary baseline risk assessments, human and ecological risks are considered to be low at most of these sites and the regulatory requirements for final closure of old landfills can be met using a well designed cap to isolate the buried waste. This report describes a program plan to design, develop, and test a decision support system (DSS) for assisting the DOE risk manager in evaluating capping alternatives for radioactive and hazardous waste landfills. The DOE DSS will incorporate methods for calculating, integrating and valuing technical, regulatory, and economic criteria.

Stone, J.J.; Paige, G.; Hakonson, T.E. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Lane, L.J. [USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, AZ (United State)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of support system failure limitations on probabilistic safety assessment and in regulatory decision making  

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When used as a tool for safety decision making, Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) is as effective as it realistically characterizes the overall frequency and consequences of various types of system and component failures. If significant support system failure events are omitted from consideration, the PSA process omits the characterization of possible unique contributors to core damage risk, possibly underestimates the frequency of core damage, and reduces the future utility of the PSA as a decision making tool for the omitted support system. This paper is based on a review of several recent US PSA studies and the author's participation in several International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sponsored peer reviews. 21 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

Bickel, J.H.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perceived effectiveness of environmental decision support systems in participatory planning: Evidence from small groups of end-users  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The challenges associated with evaluating the effectiveness of environmental decision support systems (EDSS) based on the perceptions of only a small sample of end-users are well understood. Although methods adopted from Management Information Systems ... Keywords: DST evaluation, Decision support, Participatory planning

David Inman; Michiel Blind; Irina Ribarova; Arno Krause; Onno Roosenschoon; Ayalew Kassahun; Huub Scholten; George Arampatzis; Geraldine Abrami; Brian McIntosh; Paul Jeffrey

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A decision support system of vehicle routing and refueling for motor carriers with time-sensitive demands  

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Given the recent trend of raising fuel cost and the increased time-sensitiveness of shippers, an extensive pressure is placed on the motor-carrier industry to meet the time-constrained customer demands at minimum fuel cost. We propose a decision support ... Keywords: Decision support system, Fuel cost, Motor carriers, Optimization, Vehicle routing

Yoshinori Suzuki

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Type-2 fuzzy decision support system to optimise MANET integration into infrastructure-based wireless systems  

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Mobile ad hoc networks are able to extend the coverage area of Internet access points by establishing multihop communication paths. Due to diverse factors such as the mobility of the nodes, the propagation conditions or the traffic status, the communication ... Keywords: Ad hoc networks, Fuzzy decision system, Internet connection

A. J. Yuste; A. TriviñO; E. Casilari

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support for financial forecasting  

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A primary mission of the Budget Management Division of the Air Force is fiscal analysis. This involves formulating, justifying, and tracking financial data during budget preparation and execution. An essential requirement of this process is the ready availability and easy manipulation of past and current budget data. This necessitates the decentralization of the data. A prototypical system, BAFS (Budget Analysis and Forecasting System), that provides such a capability is presented. In its current state, the system is designed to be a decision support tool. A brief report of the budget decisions and activities is presented. The system structure and its major components are discussed. An insight into the implementation strategies and the tool used is provided. The paper concludes with a discussion of future enhancements and the system's evolution into an expert system. 4 refs., 3 figs.

Jairam, B.N.; Morris, J.D.; Emrich, M.L.; Hardee, H.K.

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discussions on applied mathematics in decision-making modeling with decision support systems and knowledge based systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper tries to discuss some findings in mathematical decision-making modeling models with applications in business processes. We start by presenting some technological implications and implementations of decision-making models. After this we discuss ... Keywords: DSS, KBS, OWL, decision-making, inference engine, ontology

Sabina-Cristiana Necula

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An agent-based decision support system for wholesale electricity market  

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Application software has been developed for analyzing and understanding a dynamic price change in the US wholesale power market. Traders can use the software as an effective decision-making tool by modeling and simulating a power market. The software ... Keywords: Agent-based approach, Decision support software, Electricity market, Machine learning

Toshiyuki Sueyoshi; Gopalakrishna R. Tadiparthi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and implementation of a decision support system for competitive electricity markets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe software which could be used as a decision support tool for decision makers in competitive electricity markets. The tool is based on the behavior of the competitors in the market, thus many different parameters around them are ... Keywords: Competitive electricity markets, Simulation model, Spot prices

Julia Sancho; Joaquín Sánchez-Soriano; Juan Antonio Chazarra; Juan Aparicio

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Bayesian petrophysical decision support system for estimation of reservoir compositions  

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The exploration for oil and gas requires real-time petrophysical expertise to interpret measurement data acquired in boreholes and to recommend further steps. High time pressure and the far reaching nature of these decisions, as well as the limited opportunity ... Keywords: Bayesian inference, Decision support, Hybrid Monte Carlo, Oil and gas industry, Petrophysics, Reservoir estimation

Willem Burgers; Wim Wiegerinck; Bert Kappen; Mirano Spalburg

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A decision support technique for the design of hybrid solar-wind power systems  

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This paper presents a decision support technique to help decision makers study the influencing factors in the design of a hybrid solar-wind power system (HSWPS) for grid-linked applications. These factors relate mainly to political and social conditions, and to technical advances and economics. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used to quantify the various divergencies of opinions, practices and events that lead to confusion and uncertainties in planning HSWPS. The trade-off/risk method is used to generate multiple plans under 16 different futures and obtain the corresponding trade-off curves. Unlike the traditional 2-D simulation, a novel modeling of a trade-off surface in 3-D space is presented where the knee set is determined using the minimum distance approach. Robust and inferior plans are segregated based on their frequent occurrence din the conditional decision set of each future and hedging analysis to reduce risk is performed in order to assign alternative options in case risky futures occur.

Chedid, R.; Akiki, H. [American Univ. of Beirut, New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering] [American Univ. of Beirut, New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Rahman, S. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States). Center for Energy and the Global Environment] [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States). Center for Energy and the Global Environment

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Support System (DSS) for Machine Selection: A Cost Minimization Model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Within any manufacturing environment, the selection of the production or assembly machines is part of the day to day responsibilities of management. This is especially true when there are multiple types of machines that can be used to perform each assembly or manufacturing process. As a result, it is critical to find the optimal way to select machines when there are multiple related assembly machines available. The objective of this research is to develop and present a model that can provide guidance to management when making machine selection decisions of parallel, non-identical, related electronics assembly machines. A model driven Decision Support System (DSS) is used to solve the problem with the emphasis in optimizing available resources, minimizing production disruption, thus minimizing cost. The variables that affect electronics product costs are considered in detail. The first part of the Decision Support System was developed using Microsoft Excel as an interactive tool. The second part was developed through mathematical modeling with AMPL9 mathematical programming language and the solver CPLEX90 as the optimization tools. The mathematical model minimizes total cost of all products using a similar logic as the shortest processing time (SPT) scheduling rule. This model balances machine workload up to an allowed imbalance factor. The model also considers the impact on the product cost when expediting production. Different scenarios were studied during the sensitivity analysis, including varying the amount of assembled products, the quantity of machines at each assembly process, the imbalance factor, and the coefficient of variation (CV) of the assembly processes. The results show that the higher the CV, the total cost of all products assembled increased due to the complexity of balancing machine workload for a large number of products. Also, when the number of machines increased, given a constant number of products, the total cost of all products assembled increased because it is more difficult to keep the machines balanced. Similar results were obtained when a tighter imbalance factor was used.

Mendez Pinero, Mayra I.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hajj-QAES: A Knowledge-Based Expert System to Support Hajj Pilgrims in Decision Making  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most Muslim countries provide trainings to their pilgrims before departing for Mecca in order to assist them in achieving a perfect or mabrur hajj. However they probably encounter hajj related problems that require them to make immediate decisions especially ... Keywords: decision making, expert system, hajj complex problems, knowledge base

Shahida Sulaiman; Hasimah Mohamed; Muhammad Rafie Mohd Arshad; Nur' Aini Abdul Rashid; Umi Kalsom Yusof

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation in Shanghai: A Decision Support System to Move towards Sustainability.  

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??An excellent transportation system is integral for Shanghai as it aims for sustainable development. Decision-making has a far-reaching impact on transportation, which should be improved… (more)

Quchen, Xu; Yanping, Zhuang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using a Decision Support System to Optimize Production of Agricultural Crop Residue Biofeedstock  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For several years the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been developing a Decision Support System for Agriculture (DSS4Ag) which determines the economically optimum recipe of various fertilizers to apply at each site in a field to produce a crop, based on the existing soil fertility at each site, as well as historic production information and current prices of fertilizers and the forecast market price of the crop at harvest, for growing a crop such as wheat, potatoes, corn, or cotton. In support of the growing interest in agricultural crop residues as a bioenergy feedstock, we have extended the capability of the DSS4Ag to develop a variable-rate fertilizer recipe for the simultaneous economically optimum production of both grain and straw, and have been conducting field research to test this new DSS4Ag. In this paper we report the results of two years of field research testing and enhancing the DSS4Ag’s ability to economically optimize the fertilization for the simultaneous production of both grain and its straw, where the straw is an agricultural crop residue that can be used as a biofeedstock.

Reed L. Hoskinson; Ronald C. Rope; Raymond K. Fink

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Architecture-level dependability analysis of a medical decision support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent advances in techniques such as image analysis, text analysis and machine learning have shown great potential to assist physicians in detecting and diagnosing health issues in patients. In this paper, we describe the approach and findings of an ... Keywords: architecture-level analysis, failure modes, mammography images, mammography reports, medical decision support

Laura L. Pullum; Christopher T. Symons; Robert M. Patton; Barbara G. Beckerman

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Hybrid Agent-Based Modeling & Simulation Decision Support System for Breast Cancer Data Analysis " presented at the ICICT  

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Abstract—In this paper, we present a novel technique of building hybrid decision support systems which integrates traditional decision support systems with agent based models for use in breast cancer analysis for better prediction and recommendation. Our system is based on using queries from data (converted to a standardized electronic template) to provide for simulation variables in an agent-based model. The goal is to develop an ICT tool to assist non-specialist biologist researcher users in performing analysis of large amounts of data by applying simple simulation techniques. To demonstrate the effectiveness of this novel decision support system, an extensive breast cancer data collection exercise was carried out with the support of Hospitals in a previously unexplored region. The collected data was subsequently integrated in an electronic medical record filing system for patients. We also demonstrate the application of agent based modeling and simulation techniques for building simulation models of tumor growth and treatment. Our proposed decision support system also provides a comprehensive query tool which facilitates the use of retrieved data in statistical tools 2 for subsequent interpretation and analysis. A I.

Amnah Siddiqa; Muaz Niazi; Farah Mustafa; Habib Bokhari; Amir Hussain; Noreen Akram; Shabnum Shaheen; Fouzia Ahmed; Sarah Iqbal

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Practice Prize Report---An Assortmentwide Decision-Support System for Dynamic Pricing and Promotion Planning in DIY Retailing  

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The main objective of this report is to describe a decision-support system for dynamic retail pricing and promotion planning. Our weekly demand model incorporates price, reference price effects, seasonality, article availability information, features, ... Keywords: demand interdependency, dynamic pricing, pricing research, reference price, retail strategy, revenue management

Martin Natter; Thomas Reutterer; Andreas Mild; Alfred Taudes

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A GIS decision support system for regional forest management to assess biomass availability for renewable energy production  

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Currently, the use of a mix of renewable and traditional energy sources is deemed to help in solving increasing energy demands and environmental issues, thus making it particularly important to assess the availability of renewable energy sources. In ... Keywords: Bioenergy, Decision support system, Environmental sustainability, Forest residues, GIS, Harvesting techniques modelling, Renewable energy

Pietro Zambelli; Chiara Lora; Raffaele Spinelli; Clara Tattoni; Alfonso Vitti; Paolo Zatelli; Marco Ciolli

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual modeling and development of an intelligent agent-assisted decision support system for anti-money laundering  

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Criminal elements in today's technology-driven society are using every means available at their disposal to launder the proceeds from their illegal activities. In response, international anti-money laundering (AML) efforts are being made. The events ... Keywords: Anti-money laundering, Business intelligence application, Conceptual model, Decision support systems, Intelligent agents

Shijia Gao; Dongming Xu

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a decision-support system for rural eco-environmental management in Yongxin County, Jiangxi Province, China  

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A two-layer DSS for rural sustainable development (DRSD) was developed for the comprehensive planning of socioeconomic development and eco-environment protection in Yongxin County, Jiangxi Province, China. The DRSD considers multiple sectors within a ... Keywords: Decision-support system, Eco-environmental management, Farmers, Linear programming, Regional managers, Two-layer

Guo H. Huang; Wei Sun; Xiang-hui Nie; Xiao-sheng Qin; Xiao-dong Zhang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Bayesian inference in disputed authorship: A case study of cognitive errors and a new system for decision support  

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Bayesian inference provides a formal framework for assessing the odds of hypotheses in light of evidence. This makes Bayesian inference applicable to a wide range of diagnostic challenges in the field of chance discovery, including the problem of disputed ... Keywords: Bayesian Boxes, Bayesian Network, Bayesian inference, Cognitive error, Decision support, Disputed authorship, Graphical system

Kevin Burns

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commentary: Clinical decision support: Converging toward an integrated architecture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Highlights: @? We study the research efforts of Clinical Decision Support for the last twenty years. @? We examine why there are so many definitions and architectures in CDS literature. @? We find that the CDS architectures are coalescing toward an integrated ... Keywords: Clinical decision making, Clinical decision support, Decision support system

Arun Sen; Amarnath Banerjee; Atish P. Sinha; Manish Bansal

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Group decision support using Toulmin argument structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses the need for sound science, technology, and management assessment relative to environmental policy decision making through an approach that involves a logical structure for evidence, a framed decision-making process, and an environment that encourages group participation. Toulmin-based logic possesses these characteristics and is used as the basis for development of a group decision support system. This system can support several user groups, such as pesticide policy-making experts, who can use the support system to state arguments for or against an important policy issue, and pest management experts, who can use the system to assist in identifying and evaluating alternatives for controlling pests on agricultural commodities. The resulting decision support system assists in improving the clarity of the lines of reasoning used in specific situations; the warrants, grounds, and backings that are used to support claims and specific lines of reasoning; and the contradictions, rebuttals, and arguments surrounding each step in the reasoning process associated with evaluating a claim or counterclaim. Experts and decisions makers with differing views can better understand each other`s thought processes. The net effect is enhanced communications and understanding of the whole picture and, in many cases, consensus on decisions to be taken.

Janssen, T. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)]|[George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA (United States). School of Information Technology and Engineering; Sage, A.P. [George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA (United States). School of Information Technology and Engineering

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementing sugarcane quality-based payment systems using a decision support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In sugar industries where growers and millers are independent economic entities, payment systems aim at sharing the annual sugar industry revenue. Payment systems are designed to create incentives to improve milling performance, cane yield and quality. ... Keywords: By-products, Participatory approach, Payment scheme, Quality incentive, Sugarcane

C. Lejars; S. Auzoux; B. Siegmund; P. Letourmy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Leveraging the capabilities of service-oriented decision support systems: Putting analytics and big data in cloud  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using service-oriented decision support systems (DSS in cloud) is one of the major trends for many organizations in hopes of becoming more agile. In this paper, after defining a list of requirements for service-oriented DSS, we propose a conceptual framework ... Keywords: Analytics-as-a-service, Big data, Cloud computing, Data-as-a-service, Information-as-a-service, Service orientation, Service science

Haluk Demirkan, Dursun Delen

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Social influence on the use of Clinical Decision Support Systems: Revisiting the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology by the fuzzy DEMATEL technique  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of study is to examine whether social influence affects medical professionals' behavioral intention to use while introducing a new Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS). The series of Technology Acceptance Models (TAMs) have been widely applied ... Keywords: Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS), Fuzzy Decision-Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (fuzzy DEMATEL), Social influence, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT)

Don Jyh-Fu Jeng; Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of Water Resource Models with Fayetteville Shale Decision Support and Information System  

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Significant issues can arise with the timing, location, and volume of surface water withdrawals associated with hydraulic fracturing of gas shale reservoirs as impacted watersheds may be sensitive, especially in drought years, during low flow periods, or during periods of the year when activities such as irrigation place additional demands on the surface supply of water. Significant energy production and associated water withdrawals may have a cumulative impact to watersheds over the short-term. Hence, hydraulic fracturing based on water withdrawal could potentially create shifts in the timing and magnitude of low or high flow events or change the magnitude of river flow at daily, monthly, seasonal, or yearly time scales. These changes in flow regimes can result in dramatically altered river systems. Currently little is known about the impact of fracturing on stream flow behavior. Within this context the objective of this study is to assess the impact of the hydraulic fracturing on the water balance of the Fayetteville Shale play area and examine the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on river flow regime at subbasin scale. This project addressed that need with four unique but integrated research and development efforts: 1) Evaluate the predictive reliability of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model based at a variety of scales (Task/Section 3.5). The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model was used to simulate the across-scale water balance and the respective impact of hydraulic fracturing. A second hypothetical scenario was designed to assess the current and future impacts of water withdrawals for hydraulic fracturing on the flow regime and on the environmental flow components (EFCs) of the river. The shifting of these components, which present critical elements to water supply and water quality, could influence the ecological dynamics of river systems. For this purpose, we combined the use of SWAT model and Richter et al.’s (1996) methodology to assess the shifting and alteration of the flow regime within the river and streams of the study area. 2) Evaluate the effect of measurable land use changes related to gas development (well-pad placement, access road completion, etc.) on surface water flow in the region (Task/Section 3.7). Results showed that since the upsurge in shale-gas related activities in the Fayetteville Shale Play (between 2006 and 2010), shale-gas related infrastructure in the region have increase by 78%. This change in land-cover in comparison with other land-cover classes such as forest, urban, pasture, agricultural and water indicates the highest rate of change in any land-cover category for the study period. A Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) flow model of the Little Red River watershed simulated from 2000 to 2009 showed a 10% increase in storm water runoff. A forecast scenario based on the assumption that 2010 land-cover does not see any significant change over the forecast period (2010 to 2020) also showed a 10% increase in storm water runoff. Further analyses showed that this change in the stream-flow regime for the forecast period is attributable to the increase in land-cover as introduced by the shale-gas infrastructure. 3) Upgrade the Fayetteville Shale Information System to include information on watershed status. (Tasks/Sections 2.1 and 2.2). This development occurred early in the project period, and technological improvements in web-map API’s have made it possible to further improve the map. The current sites (http://lingo.cast.uark.edu) is available but is currently being upgraded to a more modern interface and robust mapping engine using funds outside this project. 4) Incorporate the methodologies developed in Tasks/Sections 3.5 and 3.7 into a Spatial Decision Support System for use by regulatory agencies and producers in the play. The resulting system is available at http://fayshale.cast.uark.edu and is under review the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.

Cothren, Jackson; Thoma, Greg; DiLuzio, Mauro; Limp, Fred

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Incorporating Stakeholder Decision Support Needs into an Integrated Regional Earth System Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new modeling effort exploring the opportunities, constraints, and interactions between mitigation and adaptation at regional scale is utilizing stakeholder engagement in an innovative approach to guide model development and demonstration, including uncertainty characterization, to effectively inform regional decision making. This project, the integrated Regional Earth System Model (iRESM), employs structured stakeholder interactions and literature reviews to identify the most relevant adaptation and mitigation alternatives and decision criteria for each regional application of the framework. The information is used to identify important model capabilities and to provide a focus for numerical experiments. This paper presents the stakeholder research results from the first iRESM pilot region. The pilot region includes the Great Lakes Basin in the Midwest portion of the United States as well as other contiguous states. This geographic area (14 states in total) permits cohesive modeling of hydrologic systems while also providing gradients in climate, demography, land cover/land use, and energy supply and demand. The results from the stakeholder research indicate that iRESM should prioritize addressing adaptation alternatives in the water resources, urban infrastructure, and agriculture sectors, such as water conservation, expanded water quality monitoring, altered reservoir releases, lowered water intakes, urban infrastructure upgrades, increased electric power reserves in urban areas, and land use management/crop selection changes. Regarding mitigation alternatives, the stakeholder research shows a need for iRESM to focus on policies affecting the penetration of renewable energy technologies, and the costs and effectiveness of energy efficiency, bioenergy production, wind energy, and carbon capture and sequestration.

Rice, Jennie S.; Moss, Richard H.; Runci, Paul J.; Anderson, K. L.; Malone, Elizabeth L.

2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support system for estimating the technically and economically exploitable renewable energy sources potential in wide areas for connection to high voltage networks  

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A decision support information system for estimating the technically and economically exploitable renewable energy sources (RES) potential in wide areas is presented in this paper. The system estimates the RES potential in specific areas, examines ... Keywords: DSS, GIS, biomass, decision support systeoms, distributed generation, geographical information systems, high voltage network, renewable energy estimation, renewable energy forecasting, renewable energy potential, renewable energy sources, small hydro, wind energy, wind power

Michael Psalidas; Demosthenes Agoris; Vassilis Kilias; Kostas Tigas; Panagiotis Stratis; Giannis Vlachos

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of rule effectiveness and positive predictive value of clinical rules in a Dutch clinical decision support system in daily hospital pharmacy practice  

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Introduction: Our advanced clinical decision support (CDS) system, entitled 'adverse drug event alerting system' (ADEAS), is in daily use in our hospital pharmacy. It is used by hospital pharmacists to select patients at risk of possible adverse drug ... Keywords: Adverse drug events, Clinical decision support systems, Clinical pharmacy services, Clinical rules, Evaluation studies, Hospital pharmacy services, Medication safety, Positive predictive value, Rule effectiveness, University hospitals

Mirjam K. Rommers, Juliëtte Zwaveling, Henk-Jan Guchelaar, Irene M. Teepe-Twiss

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Multi criteria analyses for managing motorway company facilities: The decision support system SINERGIE  

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Improvements to the decision-making process in the areas of preventive maintenance and facility repairs for a range of infrastructure include maintenance, upgrading and retrofitting operations. Depending on the available information concerning the condition ...

Jacky Montmain; Céline Sanchez; Marc Vinches

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support tools for policy and planning  

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A decision support system (DSS) is being developed at the Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The DSS will be used to evaluate alternatives for improving LANL`s existing central radioactive waste water treatment plant and to evaluate new site-wide liquid waste treatment schemes that are required in order to handle the diverse waste streams produced at LANL. The decision support system consists of interacting modules that perform the following tasks: rigorous process simulation, configuration management, performance analysis, cost analysis, risk analysis, environmental impact assessment, transportation modeling, and local, state, and federal regulation compliance checking. Uncertainty handling techniques are used with these modules and also with a decision synthesis module which combines results from the modules listed above. We believe the DSS being developed can be applied to almost any other industrial water treatment facility with little modification because in most situations the waste streams are less complex, fewer regulations apply, and the political environment is simpler. The techniques being developed are also generally applicable to policy and planning decision support systems in the chemical process industry.

Jacyk, P.; Schultz, D.; Spangenberg, L.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Creating and sharing clinical decision support content with Web 2.0: Issues and examples  

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Clinical decision support is a powerful tool for improving healthcare quality and patient safety. However, developing a comprehensive package of decision support interventions is costly and difficult. If used well, Web 2.0 methods may make it easier ... Keywords: Computerized, Cooperative behavior, Decision making, Decision support systems, Decision support techniques, Hospital information systems, Medical records systems, clinical, computer-assisted

Adam Wright; David W. Bates; Blackford Middleton; Tonya Hongsermeier; Vipul Kashyap; Sean M. Thomas; Dean F. Sittig

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Real estate's market value and a pollution and health effects analysis decision support system  

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The authors of this paper participated in the project Framework 6 intelligent Cities and the Lincoln institute of Land Policy Fellowship. One of the above project's goals was to develop and improve a Real Estate's Market Value, and the Pollution and ... Keywords: air pollution, cooperative decision making, health effects, market value, multiple-user, premises microclimate, voice stress analysis

E. Zavadskas; A. Kaklauskas; E. Maciunas; P. Vainiunas; A. Marsalka

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Transportation security decision support system for emergency response: A training prototype  

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During emergencies, decision making is a challenging task requiring immediate and effective action from responders under the pressures of incomplete and erroneous information. Identification of appropriate resources and personnel, proper lines of communication, ... Keywords: Computer-based training, Mock drills, Organizational learning

S. W. Yoon; J. D. Velasquez; B. K. Partridge; S. Y. Nof

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DSOM (Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance ...  

Summary. Operations and maintenance (O&M) can make or break a business - especially with today's rising energy costs. DSOM® (Decision Support for ...

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101

Introducing the use of integrated Decision Support System in Natural Resources Planning  

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The target subject of Natural Resources Planning (NRP) includes various systems and their elements, all of which are centered around the natural resource system. Given this characteristic complexity and a high degree of ...

Park, Hye Yeon, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Potential for Improving Decision Support Catalysed by Semantic Interoperability Between Systems  

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Convergence of systems and intelligent automation may augment the ability of supply chain operations or healthcare networks to rapidly adapt to changes or respond, with minimal human intervention, under ideal conditions. ...

Datta, Shoumen

2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

103

Prototyping a Decision Support Tool for Evaluation of System Restoration Strategy Options  

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Power system restoration is well recognized as one of the most important tasks for grid operations. Following a major power outage, operators in the control center work with the field crews to re-establish generation and transmission systems and then to pick up load and restore service. It is reported that the impact of a blackout increases with the duration of its restoration. Blackout events and aging transmission infrastructures in North America require that greater attention be paid to research and d...

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Selected Research Issues in Decision Support Databases  

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A flurry of buzzwords awaits anyone investigating database technology for decision support: data warehouse, multidimensional and dimensional database, on-line analytical processing, star schema, slicing, dicing, drill-down and roll-up. We introduce ... Keywords: data warehouse, databases, decision-support, dimensional, multidimensional

David Maier; Mary Edie Meredith; Leonard Shapiro

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Z .Decision Support Systems 24 1999 297310 A transmission-constrained unit commitment method in power  

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Ã?ersity of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA b Pacific Gas Electric Company, San Francisco, CA 94177, USA Abstract. The transmission constraints, as well as the demand and spinning reserve constraints, are relaxed by attaching generating units over a short-term planning horizon subject to the satisfaction of demand and other system

Oren, Shmuel S.

106

Inter-System Software Adapter for Decision Support by Interfacing Disaster Response Platforms & Simulation Platforms  

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An inter-system adapter design is described which links the web service based DR NEP and WebSimP simulation platforms. The adapter enables the PSS Sincal electrical simulator to share results with the DR NEP which coordinates the data exchange among ... Keywords: disaster, management, interdependencies, infrastructure, web services

Jose Marti; Pranab Kini; Paul Lusina; Antonio Di Pietro; Vittorio Rosato; Baptiste Charnier; Wang Kui

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Pre-processing task for integration of semi-structured data in decision-support system  

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In this paper, we present a new pre-processing method in a Human Resource management context in order to prepare data to a Reasoning task. Our preprocessing relies both on the structure of the document and the information that it contains. Thanks to ... Keywords: RuleML, XML, data pre-processing, expert systems

A. Duffoux; B. Duval; S. Loiseau

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multimedia-based decision support system for hazards recognition and abatement  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for monitoring a site includes a portable data collection module used in the field to collect site specific data, and a processor module located at a central location. The data collection module displays choices of categories of findings, and then specific findings within each category. A selected specific finding is then displayed in report form with a citation to the specific code or statutory requirement, as well as a recommended course of action and an abatement date.

Czachowski, John B. (Knoxville, TN); Zoldak, John T. (Alexandria, VA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Use of GIS as a Real Time Decision Support System for Irrigation Districts  

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The objectives were to provide the districts with a simple tool that would improve the availability of pumps and gates data from the existing SCADA system, improve the management of water orders, and allow access of data by account holders through the internet. An important component of the project was to interact and train District personnel. The final product of the project is a website, where pump and gates operations and water orders information are displayed in real-time, along with links to related historical data and other information. The on-line tool has three main components: 1) possibility to query real time and historic data from a new reorganized database created in our server; 2) status maps for display in real time of selected spatial information and alarms; 3) interactive maps for display of desired spatial information in real time and query historic spatial information. The main meaning of the status maps is to enable a friendlier and quicker access to the frequently used data. SCADA data include On/Off, current flow, upstream and downstream water level, and gate position. Water account data include pending orders, payment delinquents, and water balances.

Bonaiti, G.; Fipps, G.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

SANDS: A service-oriented architecture for clinical decision support in a National Health Information Network  

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In this paper, we describe and evaluate a new distributed architecture for clinical decision support called SANDS (Service-oriented Architecture for NHIN Decision Support), which leverages current health information exchange efforts and is based on the ... Keywords: Clinical decision making, Computer communication networks/standards, Computer-assisted decision support techniques, Computerized decision support systems, Hospital information systems, Information systems/organization & administration/standards, Medical records systems, Systems integration

Adam Wright; Dean F. Sittig

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Assessment of a multi-objective decision support system generated land use plan on forest fodder dependency in a Himalayan watershed  

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This paper analyzes the impact of integrated watershed land use plans generated through multi-objective optimization techniques in a Central Himalayan watershed on forest fodder dependency for meeting fodder requirements of livestock in the watershed. ... Keywords: Forest fodder dependency, Himalayas, Integrated watershed development, Multi-objective decision support system

A. Raizada; Pradeep Dogra; B. L. Dhyani

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Decisions in the perspective automated artillery fire support  

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This paper is focused on decisions in the future Automated Artillery Fire Support Control System. Artillery units of the Army of the Czech Republic, reflecting current global security neighborhood, can be used outside the Czech Republic. The paper presents ...

M. Blaha; L. Potužák

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Supporting multi-criteria decisions based on a hierarchical structure by taking advantage of acquired knowledge  

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In this paper, an approach to decision making is described. It combines a knowledge acquisition technique, a multi-attribute decision making technique, a validation technique and a machine learning algorithm. The suggested system is an extension of a ... Keywords: E-commerce assistant, Hierarchical decision support systems, Knowledge driven decision support systems, Product search assistant

J. J. Castro-Schez; R. Miguel; V. Herrera; J. A. Albusac

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Meteorological Input for Atmospheric Release Decision support Systems and an Integrated LES Modeling System for Atmospheric Dispersion of Toxic Agents: Homeland Security Applications  

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When hazardous material is accidently or intentionally released into the atmosphere, emergency response organizations look to decision support systems (DSSs) to translate contaminant information provided by atmospheric models into effective decisions to protect the public and emergency responders and to mitigate subsequent consequences. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-led Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC) is one of the primary DSSs utilized by emergency management organizations. IMAAC is responsible for providing 'a single piont for the coordination and dissemination of Federal dispersion modeling and hazard prediction products that represent the Federal position' during actual or potential incidents under the National Response Plan. The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC), locatec at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), serves as the primary operations center of the IMAAC. A key component of atmospheric release decision support systems is meteorological information - models and data of winds, turbulence, and other atmospheric boundary-layer parameters. The accuracy of contaminant predictions is strongly dependent on the quality of this information. Therefore, the effectiveness of DSSs can be enhanced by improving the meteorological options available to drive atmospheric transport and fate models. The overall goal of this project was to develop and evaluate new meteorological modeling capabilities for DSSs based on the use of NASA Earth-science data sets in order to enhance the atmospheric-hazard information provided to emergency managers and responders. The final report describes the LLNL contributions to this multi-institutional effort. LLNL developed an approach to utilize NCAR meteorological predictions using NASA MODIS data for the New York City (NYC) region and demonstrated the potential impact of the use of different data sources and data parameterizations on IMAAC/NARAC fate and transport predictions. A case study involving coastal sea breeze circulation patterns in the NYC region was used to investigate the sensitivity of atmospheric dispersion results on the source of three-dimensional wind field data.

Arnold, E; Simpson, M; Larsen, S; Gash, J; Aluzzi, F; Lundquist, J; Sugiyama, G

2010-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

115

Methodology for the use of DSSAT models for precision agriculture decision support  

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A prototype decision support system (DSS) called Apollo was developed to assist researchers in using the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) crop growth models to analyze precision farming datasets. Because the DSSAT models are ... Keywords: Crop models, DSSAT, Decision support system, Precision farming, Prescriptions

Kelly R. Thorp; Kendall C. DeJonge; Amy L. Kaleita; William D. Batchelor; Joel O. Paz

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can reduced processing decision support interfaces improve the decision-making of less-experienced incident commanders?  

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Computer-based decision support systems have been proposed as a tool to improve the decision-making of less-experienced personnel by reducing the information processing demands necessary for decision-making. This study investigated the utility of three ... Keywords: Cognitive load, Decision-making, Experience, Expertise, Fire-fighting, Incident command

Nathan C. Perry; Mark W. Wiggins; Merilyn Childs; Gerard Fogarty

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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decision support tool for energy storage optimization  

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We examine the problem faced by owners of gas storage contracts of how to manage the injection/withdrawal schedule of natural gas, given historical price behavior and a predictive model of future prices. We describe a hybrid price prediction model that combines a support vector machine technique with a stochastic model for short and long-term gas prices, respectively. We present a theoretical result regarding the complexity of the scheduling problem and propose a formulation for an integer program given capacity, injectability and deliverability constraints. We also outline how this was incorporated in a decision support tool that is used by energy traders at a gas utility company. 1

Alan Holland

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Supporting decision making process with "ideal" software agents - What do business executives want?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

According to Simon's (1977) decision making theory, intelligence is the first and most important phase in the decision making process. With the escalation of information resources available to business executives, it is becoming imperative to explore ... Keywords: Business executives, Decision making process, Decision support systems, Design criteria, Intelligent software agents, Intelligent system evaluation

Yanqing Duan; Vincent Koon Ong; Mark Xu; Brian Mathews

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Data mining: support for making decisions in public institutions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The investment of public institutions in wind power plants or in any type of power plants implies the necessity to justify their financial feasibility. This is done by estimating all the benefits and costs during the life cycle. In order to estimate ... Keywords: data mining (DM), decision support systems (DSS), measured weather parameters, wind power forecast, wind power plant (WPP)

Bâra Adela; Lungu Ion; Oprea Simona Vasilica

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration | Open Energy Information  

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NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Decision-Support Tools Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Topics: Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Software/modeling tools, Presentation, Training materials Website: prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com//w/images/2/29/WIRE Decision-Support Tools Screenshot References: Decision-Support Tools [1] Logo: Decision-Support Tools "This is a short demonstration of three decision-support tools: GsT, HOMER, and JEDI. These tools can be used to make informed decisions regarding the application of renewable energy technologies." Summary

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Incorporating Hurricane Forecast Uncertainty into a Decision Support Application for Power Outage Modeling  

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A variety of decision-support systems, such as those employed by energy and utility companies, use the National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasts of track and intensity to inform operational decision-making as a hurricane approaches. Track and intensity ...

Steven M. Quiring; Andrea B. Schumacher; Seth D. Guikema

122

Geospatial Decision Making System  

The INL has developed a geospatial decision making process to assist agricultural producers in optimizing operating conditions of combine harvesters ...

123

Translational bioinformatics: challenges and opportunities for case-based reasoning and decision support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Translational bioinformatics is bioinformatics applied to human health. Although, up to now, its main focus has been to support molecular medicine research, translational bioinformatics has now the opportunity to design clinical decision support systems ... Keywords: decision support, dilated cardiomyopathy, molecular medicine, translational bioinformatics

Riccardo Bellazzi; Cristiana Larizza; Matteo Gabetta; Giuseppe Milani; Angelo Nuzzo; Valentina Favalli; Eloisa Arbustini

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre | Open Energy  

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RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Jump to: navigation, search Logo: RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Name RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Agency/Company /Organization Natural Resources Canada Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Pathways analysis Website http://www.retscreen.net/ang/h References Centre Overview [1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. "The RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre seeks to build the capacity of planners, decision-makers and industry to implement renewable energy, cogeneration and energy efficiency projects. This objective is achieved by: developing decision-making tools (i.e. RETScreen

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Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development  

SciTech Connect

The Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development project integrated the Bechtel/Nexant Industrial Materials Exchange Planner and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory System Dynamic models, demonstrating their capabilities on alternative fuel applications in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Park system. The combined model, called the Dynamic Industrial Material Exchange, was used on selected test cases in the Greater Yellow Teton Parks region to evaluate economic, environmental, and social implications of alternative fuel applications, and identifying primary and secondary industries. The test cases included looking at compressed natural gas applications in Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming, and studying ethanol use in Yellowstone National Park and gateway cities in Montana. With further development, the system could be used to assist decision-makers (local government, planners, vehicle purchasers, and fuel suppliers) in selecting alternative fuels, vehicles, and developing AF infrastructures. The system could become a regional AF market assessment tool that could help decision-makers understand the behavior of the AF market and conditions in which the market would grow. Based on this high level market assessment, investors and decision-makers would become more knowledgeable of the AF market opportunity before developing detailed plans and preparing financial analysis.

Shropshire, David Earl; Jacobson, Jacob Jordan; Berrett, Sharon; Cobb, D. A.; Worhach, P.

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

NRC Research to Support Regulatory Decisions Related to ...  

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Presentation Title, NRC Research to Support Regulatory Decisions Related to Subsequent License Renewal Periods. Author(s), C. E. (Gene) Carpenter. On-

127

Geographical Information System-Based Decision Tool.pub  

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Safety Security Vehicle Technologies Research Brief A geographical information system (GIS) based decision support tool that enables transportation planners to carry out...

128

Decision support for containing pandemic propagation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research addresses complexities inherent in dynamic decision making settings represented by global disasters such as influenza pandemics. By coupling a theoretically grounded Equation-Based Modeling (EBM) approach with more practically nuanced Agent-Based ... Keywords: Dynamic decision making, multiagent simulation, pandemics, public health, resource allocation

Hina Arora; T. S. Raghu; Ajay Vinze

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

An Advanced Decision Support Tool for Electricity Infrastructure Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electricity infrastructure, as one of the most critical infrastructures in the U.S., plays an important role in modern societies. Its failure would lead to significant disruption of people’s lives, industry and commercial activities, and result in massive economic losses. Reliable operation of electricity infrastructure is an extremely challenging task because human operators need to consider thousands of possible configurations in near real-time to choose the best option and operate the network effectively. In today’s practice, electricity infrastructure operation is largely based on operators’ experience with very limited real-time decision support, resulting in inadequate management of complex predictions and the inability to anticipate, recognize, and respond to situations caused by human errors, natural disasters, or cyber attacks. Therefore, a systematic approach is needed to manage the complex operational paradigms and choose the best option in a near-real-time manner. This paper proposes an advanced decision support tool for electricity infrastructure operations. The tool has the functions of turning large amount of data into actionable information to help operators monitor power grid status in real time; performing trend analysis to indentify system trend at the regional level or system level to help the operator to foresee and discern emergencies, studying clustering analysis to assist operators to identify the relationships between system configurations and affected assets, and interactively evaluating the alternative remedial actions to aid operators to make effective and timely decisions. This tool can provide significant decision support on electricity infrastructure operations and lead to better reliability in power grids. This paper presents examples with actual electricity infrastructure data to demonstrate the capability of this tool.

Chen, Yousu; Huang, Zhenyu; Wong, Pak C.; Mackey, Patrick S.; Allwardt, Craig H.; Ma, Jian; Greitzer, Frank L.

2010-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

130

Transfer of Physical and Hydraulic Properties Databases to the Hanford Environmental Information System - PNNL Remediation Decision Support Project, Task 1, Activity 6  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the requirements for transferring physical and hydraulic property data compiled by PNNL into the Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS). The Remediation Decision Support (RDS) Project is managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to support Hanford Site waste management and remedial action decisions by the U.S. Department of Energy and one of their current site contractors - CH2M-Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC). The objective of Task 1, Activity 6 of the RDS project is to compile all available physical and hydraulic property data for sediments from the Hanford Site, to port these data into the Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS), and to make the data web-accessible to anyone on the Hanford Local Area Network via the so-called Virtual Library.1 These physical and hydraulic property data are used to estimate parameters for analytical and numerical flow and transport models that are used for site risk assessments and evaluation of remedial action alternatives. In past years efforts were made by RDS project staff to compile all available physical and hydraulic property data for Hanford sediments and to transfer these data into SoilVision{reg_sign}, a commercial geotechnical software package designed for storing, analyzing, and manipulating soils data. Although SoilVision{reg_sign} has proven to be useful, its access and use restrictions have been recognized as a limitation to the effective use of the physical and hydraulic property databases by the broader group of potential users involved in Hanford waste site issues. In order to make these data more widely available and useable, a decision was made to port them to HEIS and to make them web-accessible via a Virtual Library module. In FY08 the original objectives of this activity on the RDS project were to: (1) ensure traceability and defensibility of all physical and hydraulic property data currently residing in the SoilVision{reg_sign} database maintained by PNNL, (2) transfer the physical and hydraulic property data from the Microsoft Access database files used by SoilVision{reg_sign} into HEIS, which is currently being maintained by CHRPC, (3) develop a Virtual Library module for accessing these data from HEIS, and (4) write a User's Manual for the Virtual Library module. The intent of these activities is to make the available physical and hydraulic property data more readily accessible and useable by technical staff and operable unit managers involved in waste site assessments and remedial action decisions for Hanford. In FY08 communications were established between PNNL and staff from Fluor-Hanford Co. (who formerly managed HEIS) to outline the design of a Virtual Library module that could be used to access the physical and hydraulic property data that are to be transferred into HEIS. Data dictionaries used by SoilVision{reg_sign} were also provided to Fluor-Hanford personnel (who are now with CHPRC). During ongoing work to ensure traceability and defensibility of all physical and hydraulic property data that currently reside in the SoilVision{reg_sign} database, it was recognized that further work would be required in this effort before the data were actually ported into HEIS. Therefore work on the Virtual Library module development and an accompanying User's Guide was deferred until an unspecified later date. In FY09 efforts have continued to verify the traceability and defensibility of the physical and hydraulic property datasets that are currently being maintained by PNNL. Although this is a work in progress, several of these datasets should be ready for transfer to HEIS in the very near future. This document outlines a plan for the migration of these datasets into HEIS.

Rockhold, Mark L.; Middleton, Lisa A.

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

131

Application and performance analysis of neural networks for decision support in conceptual design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper analyzes the use of feedforward multilayer perceptron neural networks in the support of the decision process during the conceptual design phase of engineering systems. A user friendly software tool is proposed in order to increase the quality ... Keywords: Conceptual design, Decision support, Neural networks

Ivo M. L. Ferreira; Paulo J. S. Gil

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

On-line simulator for decision support in distribution control centers in a smart grid context  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper shows the physical, logical and functional architecture designed for integrating an On-Line Simulator of Electrical Distribution Networks (SED by its acronyms in Spanish) for decision support in Distribution Control Centers in Mexico. The ... Keywords: CIM, DMS, SCADA, decision support system, electrical distribution network, on-line data, optimal restoration, real-time data, simulator, smart grid

A. Espinosa-Reza; A. Quintero-Reyes; R. Garcia-Mendoza; J. F. Borjas-Diaz; T. M. Calleros-Torres; B. Sierra-Rodriguez; R. Torres-Abrego

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

A mobile knowledge management and decision support tool for soil analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the implementation and evaluation of a mobile knowledge management and decision support system to assist archaeologists in dealing with soils. Our view is that provision of a mobile tool which provides access to expert knowledge ... Keywords: Geoarchaeology, Knowledge management, Mobile decision support

Julie Cowie; David Cairns; Martin Blunn; Clare Wilson; Edward Pollard; Donald Davidson

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Systems Engineering and Integration: Decision Applications: D, Decision  

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Systems Engineering and Integration Home Systems Engineering and Integration Home CONTACTS Group Leader Julianna Fessenden-Rahn Deputy Group Leader Vacant Office Administrator Lorraine Johnson d division logo image Systems Engineering and Integration The Systems Engineering & Integration Group (D-3) helps policy-makers anticipate and respond to constantly evolving weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and natural threats on local and global scales-from chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive (CBRE) events to catastrophic natural disasters. We provide scientific, systematic, and integrated decision support in these areas: prevention preparation characterization response recovery public health protection We develop and deploy comprehensive, integrated CBRE and wide-area surveillance systems, using system-of-systems architectures and technologies. reactor

135

The Respective Roles of Risk and Decision Analyses in Decision Support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision support models help structure and inform complex choices under uncertainty. Two classic models are risk analysis and decision analysis. Risk analysis is understood here as risk characterization, and in some cases, the identification and benefit ... Keywords: decision analysis, preferences, probability, risk analysis, uncertainty, utility

M. Elisabeth Paté-Cornell; Robin L. Dillon

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Wetland Flow and Salinity Budgets and Elements of a Decision Support System toward Implementation of Real-Time Seasonal Wetland Salinity Management  

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The project has provided science-based tools for the long-term management of salinity in drainage discharges from wetlands to the San Joaquin River. The results of the project are being used to develop best management practices (BMP) and a decision support system to assist wetland managers adjust the timing of salt loads delivered to the San Joaquin River during spring drawdown. Adaptive drainage management scheduling has the potential to improve environmental compliance with salinity objectives in the Lower San Joaquin River by reducing the frequency of violation of Vernalis salinity standards, especially in dry and critically dry years. The paired approach to project implementation whereby adaptively managed and traditional practices were monitored in a side-by-side fashion has provided a quantitative measure of the impacts of the project on the timing of salt loading to the San Joaquin River. The most significant accomplishments of the project has been the technology transfer to wetland biologists, ditch tenders and water managers within the Grasslands Ecological Area. This “learning by doing” has build local community capacity within the Grassland Water District and California Department of Fish and Game providing these institutions with new capability to assess and effectively manage salinity within their wetlands while simultaneously providing benefits to salinity management of the San Joaquin River.

Quinn, N.W.T.; Ortega, R.; Rahilly, P.; Johnson, C.B.

2011-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Fact Sheet: ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) | Department  

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

ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) Fact Sheet: ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) DNV KEMA developed the Energy Storage Select (ES-Select) decision-support tool to help users identify feasible energy storage technology options as well as provide the probability of reaching a payback point and the statistical distribution of the payback year. It is a sophisticated, highly interactive model that offers a means to conduct careful analysis of the many interrelated factors that influence energy storage performance. Fact Sheet: ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) More Documents & Publications Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review and Update Meeting Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review Presentations - Poster Session 1

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MOIRA-PLUS: A decision support system for the management of complex fresh water ecosystems contaminated by radionuclides and heavy metals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The accidental release of radioactive substances into the environment leads to the necessity of applying suitable countermeasures for the restoration of the polluted environment. However, despite their obvious benefits, such interventions may result ... Keywords: Countermeasures, Decision systems, Fresh water ecosystems, MOIRA DSS, Modelling, Multi-attribute analysis

Luigi Monte; John E. Brittain; Eduardo Gallego; Lars Håkanson; Dmitry Hofman; Antonio Jiménez

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Decision Support for Retirement Portfolio Management: Overcoming Myopic Loss Aversion via Technology Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As firms continue to abandon pensions in favor of employee-managed retirement plans, tremendous demands are being placed on the decision-making proficiency of future retirees. As reflected in the equity premium puzzle, individual investors tend to hold ... Keywords: decision support systems, decisional guidance, equity premium puzzle, field experiment, human-computer interaction, information horizon, myopic loss aversion, retirement planning, system restrictiveness

Clayton Arlen Looney; Andrew M. Hardin

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Human-automation collaboration : decision support for lunar and planetary exploration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Balancing task allocation between humans and computers is crucial to the development of effective decision support systems. This thesis investigates the appropriate balance between humans and automation for geospatial path ...

Márquez, Jessica J., 1976-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status Report on Transfer of Physical and Hydraulic Properties Databases to the Hanford Environmental Information System - PNNL Remediation Decision Support Project, Task 1, Activity 6  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document provides a status report on efforts to transfer physical and hydraulic property data from PNNL to CHPRC for incorporation into HEIS. The Remediation Decision Support (RDS) Project is managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to support Hanford Site waste management and remedial action decisions by the U.S. Department of Energy and their contractors. The objective of Task 1, Activity 6 of the RDS project is to compile all available physical and hydraulic property data for sediments from the Hanford Site, to port these data into the Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS), and to make the data web-accessible to anyone on the Hanford Local Area Network via the so-called Virtual Library. These physical and hydraulic property data are used to estimate parameters for analytical and numerical flow and transport models that are used for site risk assessments and evaluation of remedial action alternatives. In past years efforts were made by RDS project staff to compile all available physical and hydraulic property data for Hanford sediments and to transfer these data into SoilVision{reg_sign}, a commercial geotechnical software package designed for storing, analyzing, and manipulating soils data. Although SoilVision{reg_sign} has proven to be useful, its access and use restrictions have been recognized as a limitation to the effective use of the physical and hydraulic property databases by the broader group of potential users involved in Hanford waste site issues. In order to make these data more widely available and useable, a decision was made to port them to HEIS and to make them web-accessible via a Virtual Library module. In FY08 the original objectives of this activity on the RDS project were to: (1) ensure traceability and defensibility of all physical and hydraulic property data currently residing in the SoilVision{reg_sign} database maintained by PNNL, (2) transfer the physical and hydraulic property data from the Microsoft Access database files used by SoilVision{reg_sign} into HEIS, which is currently being maintained by CH2M-Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHRPC), (3) develop a Virtual Library module for accessing these data from HEIS, and (4) write a User's Manual for the Virtual Library module. The intent of these activities is to make the available physical and hydraulic property data more readily accessible and useable by technical staff and operable unit managers involved in waste site assessments and remedial action decisions for Hanford. In FY08 communications were established between PNNL and staff from Fluor-Hanford Co. (who formerly managed HEIS) to outline the design of a Virtual Library module that could be used to access the physical and hydraulic property data that are to be transferred into HEIS. Data dictionaries used by SoilVision{reg_sign} were also provided to Fluor-Hanford personnel who are now with CHPRC. During ongoing work to ensure traceability and defensibility of all physical and hydraulic property data that currently reside in the SoilVision{reg_sign} database, it was recognized that further work would be required in this effort before the data were actually ported into HEIS. Therefore work on the Virtual Library module development and an accompanying User's Guide was deferred until an unspecified later date. In FY09 efforts have continued to verify the traceability and defensibility of the physical and hydraulic property datasets that are currently being maintained by PNNL. Although this is a work in progress, several of these datasets are now ready for transfer to CHRPC for inclusion in HEIS. The actual loading of data into HEIS is performed by CHPRC staff, so after the data are transferred from PNNL to CHPRC, it will be the responsibility of CHPRC to ensure that these data are loaded and made accessible. This document provides a status report on efforts to transfer physical and hydraulic property data from PNNL to CHPRC for incorporation into HEIS.

Rockhold, Mark L.; Middleton, Lisa A.; Cantrell, Kirk J.

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

142

SPECIAL SESSION ON Decision Support Tools  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report was prepared under the auspices of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization s Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (NATO/CCMS) as a service to the technical community by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). The report was funded by U.S. EPA s Technology Innovation Office. The report was produced by Environmental Management Support, Inc., of Silver Spring, Maryland, under U.S. EPA contract 68-W-00-084. Mention of trade names or specific applications does not imply endorsement or acceptance by U.S. EPA. i CONTENTS

Special Session Number; Groundwater (phase Iii; Of Contaminated L

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Methodological Review: Interface design principles for usable decision support: A targeted review of best practices for clinical prescribing interventions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Developing effective clinical decision support (CDS) systems for the highly complex and dynamic domain of clinical medicine is a serious challenge for designers. Poor usability is one of the core barriers to adoption and a deterrent to its routine use. ... Keywords: Clinical decision support systems (CDSSs), Electronic health records systems (EHRs), Human-computer interaction (HCI), Patient safety, Software usability, System design and development

Jan Horsky; Gordon D. Schiff; Douglas Johnston; Lauren Mercincavage; Douglas Bell; Blackford Middleton

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Supporting acquisition decisions through effective experimental design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Weapon acquisition is a very expensive process, especially in today's cost reduction environment. Techniques must be used to conduct operational testing using a minimum of resources while not sacrificing the adequacy and credibility of the test. A coordinated ... Keywords: Defense acquisitions, Janus combat model, Javelin antitank weapon system, Orthogonal arrays in design of experiment, Taguchi design of experiments

M. W. Fortanbary; B. K. Mansager; C. F. Newberry

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Reactor vessel support system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A reactor vessel support system includes a support ring at the reactor top supported through a box ring on a ledge of the reactor containment. The box ring includes an annular space in the center of its cross-section to reduce heat flow and is keyed to the support ledge to transmit seismic forces from the reactor vessel to the containment structure. A coolant channel is provided at the outside circumference of the support ring to supply coolant gas through the keyways to channels between the reactor vessel and support ledge into the containment space.

Golden, Martin P. (Trafford, PA); Holley, John C. (McKeesport, PA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Vessel structural support system  

SciTech Connect

Vessel structural support system for laterally and vertically supporting a vessel, such as a nuclear steam generator having an exterior bottom surface and a side surface thereon. The system includes a bracket connected to the bottom surface. A support column is pivotally connected to the bracket for vertically supporting the steam generator. The system also includes a base pad assembly connected pivotally to the support column for supporting the support column and the steam generator. The base pad assembly, which is capable of being brought to a level position by turning leveling nuts, is anchored to a floor. The system further includes a male key member attached to the side surface of the steam generator and a female stop member attached to an adjacent wall. The male key member and the female stop member coact to laterally support the steam generator. Moreover, the system includes a snubber assembly connected to the side surface of the steam generator and also attached to the adjacent wall for dampening lateral movement of the steam generator. In addition, the system includes a restraining member of "flat" attached to the side surface of the steam generator and a bumper attached to the adjacent wall. The flat and the bumper coact to further laterally support the steam generator.

Jenko, James X. (N. Versailles, PA); Ott, Howard L. (Kiski Twp., Allegheny County, PA); Wilson, Robert M. (Plum Boro, PA); Wepfer, Robert M. (Murrysville, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

UNEP-Bioenergy Decision Support Tool | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

UNEP-Bioenergy Decision Support Tool UNEP-Bioenergy Decision Support Tool Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UNEP-Bioenergy Decision Support Tool Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Partner: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector: Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Biomass, - Biofuels, - Biomass Combustion, - Biomass Gasification, - Biomass Pyrolysis, - Landfill Gas, People and Policy Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, - Energy Security, - Environmental and Biodiversity, - Health, Implementation, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Publications

148

Cryogenic support system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A support system is disclosed for restraining large masses at very low or cryogenic temperatures. The support system employs a tie bar that is pivotally connected at opposite ends to an anchoring support member and a sliding support member. The tie bar extends substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the cold mass assembly, and comprises a rod that lengthens when cooled and a pair of end attachments that contract when cooled. The rod and end attachments are sized so that when the tie bar is cooled to cryogenic temperature, the net change in tie bar length is approximately zero. Longitudinal force directed against the cold mass assembly is distributed by the tie bar between the anchoring support member and the sliding support member. 7 figs.

Nicol, T.H.; Niemann, R.C.; Gonczy, J.D.

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Innovative Decision Support in a Petrochemical Production Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sasol, an integrated energy and chemicals company based in South Africa, leads the world in producing liquid fuels from natural gas and coal. Sasol faces many challenges, such as stricter fuel specifications, fluctuating oil and gas prices, and unique ... Keywords: application, data analysis, decision support, petrochemical, probability, simulations, statistics, stochastic model applications

Marlize Meyer; Hylton Robinson; Michele Fisher; Anette van der Merwe; Gerrit Streicher; Johan Janse van Rensburg; Hentie van den Berg; Esmi Dreyer; Jaco Joubert; Gerkotze Bonthuys; Ruan Rossouw; Willem Louw; Lorraine van Deventer; Cecile Wykes; Ebert Cawood

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Support System Initiating Events  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents current methods to identify and quantify support system initiating events SSIEs used in probabilistic risk assessment PRA. This report updates the guidance provided in an EPRI report published in 2006, Support System Initiating Events: Identification and Quantification Guideline 1013490, and has been developed with input from a broad spectrum of the PRA community. Cooperation with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission NRC and Idaho National Laboratory INL, under the provisions of t...

2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

151

Steam generator support system  

SciTech Connect

A support system for connection to an outer surface of a J-shaped steam generator for use with a nuclear reactor or other liquid metal cooled power source. The J-shaped steam generator is mounted with the bent portion at the bottom. An arrangement of elongated rod members provides both horizontal and vertical support for the steam generator. The rod members are interconnected to the steam generator assembly and a support structure in a manner which provides for thermal distortion of the steam generator without the transfer of bending moments to the support structure and in a like manner substantially minimizes forces being transferred between the support structure and the steam generator as a result of seismic disturbances.

Moldenhauer, James E. (Simi Valley, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Steam generator support system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A support system for connection to an outer surface of a J-shaped steam generator for use with a nuclear reactor or other liquid metal cooled power source is disclosed. The J-shaped steam generator is mounted with the bent portion at the bottom. An arrangement of elongated rod members provides both horizontal and vertical support for the steam generator. The rod members are interconnected to the steam generator assembly and a support structure in a manner which provides for thermal distortion of the steam generator without the transfer of bending moments to the support structure and in a like manner substantially minimizes forces being transferred between the support structure and the steam generator as a result of seismic disturbances. 4 figs.

Moldenhauer, J.E.

1987-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

153

Practice Summaries: An Optimization Model to Support Renewable Energy Investment Decisions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A majority of states in the United States have instituted renewable portfolio standards (RPS), which require electric service providers to meet a portion of their demand using renewable energy resources. These requirements, along with state and federal ... Keywords: decision support systems, energy, energy policies, forecasting, government, information systems, natural resources, suboptimal algorithms

Srinivas Bollapragada; Brandon Owens; Steve Taub

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Annotating data to support decision-making: a case study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Georeferenced data are a key factor in many decision-making systems. However, their interpretation is user and context dependent so that, for each situation, data analysts have to interpret them, a time-consuming task. One approach to alleviate this ... Keywords: geospatial data, geospatial standards, remote sensing image classification, semantic annotation

Carla Geovana N. Macário; Jefersson A. dos Santos; Claudia Bauzer Medeiros; Ricardo da S. Torres

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS™) Software ...  

The Facility Energy Decision System—or FEDS—Software is a user-friendly, menu-driven, Windows-based software program that provides a comprehensive ...

156

Decision support for integrated water-energy planning.  

SciTech Connect

Currently, electrical power generation uses about 140 billion gallons of water per day accounting for over 39% of all freshwater withdrawals thus competing with irrigated agriculture as the leading user of water. Coupled to this water use is the required pumping, conveyance, treatment, storage and distribution of the water which requires on average 3% of all electric power generated. While water and energy use are tightly coupled, planning and management of these fundamental resources are rarely treated in an integrated fashion. Toward this need, a decision support framework has been developed that targets the shared needs of energy and water producers, resource managers, regulators, and decision makers at the federal, state and local levels. The framework integrates analysis and optimization capabilities to identify trade-offs, and 'best' alternatives among a broad list of energy/water options and objectives. The decision support framework is formulated in a modular architecture, facilitating tailored analyses over different geographical regions and scales (e.g., national, state, county, watershed, NERC region). An interactive interface allows direct control of the model and access to real-time results displayed as charts, graphs and maps. Ultimately, this open and interactive modeling framework provides a tool for evaluating competing policy and technical options relevant to the energy-water nexus.

Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Malczynski, Leonard A.; Kobos, Peter Holmes; Castillo, Cesar; Hart, William Eugene; Klise, Geoffrey T.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in Intelligent Decision Support - a Review, Int  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cognitive maps have been utilised in decision analysis in the past. More recently fuzzy cognitive maps (FCMs) have been proposed as an alternative to knowledge-based expert systems for representing and analysing complex systems. Increasing interest in adaptive systems, in the form of artificial neural networks, has also focussed attention on FCMs. This paper presents an overview of the evolution of this relatively new tool in decision analysis. A brief account of the structure, operation and use of FCMs are given with examples of some recent work done in the field. The advantage of FCM-based systems in terms of their relative ease of development, dynamic nature and adaptive potential are highlighted. 1.

M Shamim Khan; Alex Chong; Mohammed Quaddus

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

The dynamic structure of management support systems: theory development, research focus, and direction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using a systems perspective, a conceptual model is developed that encompasses a broad class of systems whose fundamental purpose is the support of managerial actions and decision making. The term management support systems (MSS) is used to label this ... Keywords: business intelligence, decision support systems, executive information systems, knowledge management systems, management support systems

Thomas D. Clark; Mary C. Jones; Curtis P. Armstrong

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator Agency/Company /Organization: Ventana Systems Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sustainability Institute Partner: United States Department of Energy Sector: Climate, Energy Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Macroeconomic, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application, Spreadsheet Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: climateinteractive.org/simulations/C-ROADS Cost: Free

160

Automated crime report analysis and classification for e-government and decision support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With an increasing number of anonymous crime tips and reports being filed and digitized, it is generally difficult for crime analysts to process and analyze crime reports efficiently. We are developing a decision support system (DSS), combining Natural ... Keywords: classification, natural language processing, similarity measures

Chih-Hao Ku; Gondy Leroy

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Modeling Paradigms for Medical Diagnostic Decision Support: A Survey and Future Directions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Use of computer based decision tools to aid clinical decision making, has been a primary goal of research in biomedical informatics. Research in the last five decades has led to the development of Medical Decision Support (MDS) applications using a variety ... Keywords: Clinical decision support, Computer aided, Medical diagnosis, Modeling

Kavishwar B. Wagholikar; Vijayraghavan Sundararajan; Ashok W. Deshpande

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Ecosystem Services Decision Tree: A Decision-Support Tool for Consideration of Ecosystem Services in the Electric Power Industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To support the electric power industry in more structured consideration of ecosystem services, EPRI has developed this “Decision Tree” to determine why, when, and how to consider ecosystem services. EPRI anticipates that this Decision Tree will facilitate more efficient decision-making and action relating to ecosystem services. 

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

163

Comparing multiple criteria decision methods to extend a geographical information system on afforestation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main goal of the AFFOREST project (EU 5th Framework Programme for Research & Technological Development) is the development of a spatial decision support system (SDSS) capable of providing advice for policy and planning decisions pertaining to afforestation ... Keywords: Carbon sequestration, Decision support, Environmental performance, GIS, Groundwater recharge, Multiple criteria, Nitrate leaching

S. Gilliams; D. Raymaekers; B. Muys; J. Van Orshoven

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Decision making technical support study for the US Army's Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report examines the adequacy of current command and control systems designed to make timely decisions that would enable sufficient warning and protective response to an accident at the Edgewood area of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland, and at Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA), Arkansas. Institutional procedures designed to facilitate rapid accident assessment, characterization, warning, notification, and response after the onset of an emergency and computer-assisted decision-making aids designed to provide salient information to on- and-off-post emergency responders are examined. The character of emergency decision making at APG and PBA, as well as potential needs for improvements to decision-making practices, procedures, and automated decision-support systems (ADSSs), are described and recommendations are offered to guide equipment acquisition and improve on- and off-post command and control relationships. We recommend that (1) a continued effort be made to integrate on- and off-post command control, and decision-making procedures to permit rapid decision making; (2) the pathways for alert and notification among on- and off-post officials be improved and that responsibilities and chain of command among off-post agencies be clarified; (3) greater attention be given to organizational and social context factors that affect the adequacy of response and the likelihood that decision-making systems will work as intended; and (4) faster improvements be made to on-post ADSSs being developed at APG and PBA, which hold considerable promise for depicting vast amounts of information. Phased development and procurement of computer-assisted decision-making tools should be undertaken to balance immediate needs against available resources and to ensure flexibility, equity among sites, and compatibility among on- and off-post systems. 112 refs., 6 tabs.

Feldman, D.L.; Dobson, J.E.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Multi-level decision-based system architecting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Decision-based system architecting represents a complex system as a set of interconnected decisions that a .system architect can make about the trade space. Modeling a system using decision-based frameworks allows the ...

Guest, Arthur N. (Arthur Norman)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Spatio-temporal Visualization for Environmental Decision Support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditional visualization of earth surface features has been addressed through visual exploration, analysis, synthesis, and presentation of observable geospatial data. However, characterizing the changes in their observable and unobservable properties of geospatial features is critical for planning and policy formulation. Recent approaches are addressing modeling and visualization of the temporal dynamics that describe observed and/or predicted physical and socioeconomic processes using vast volumes of earth observation (imagery and other geophysical) data from remote sensor networks. This paper provides an overview of selected geospatial modeling and simulation, exploratory analysis of earth observation data, and high performance visualization research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for developing novel data driven approaches for geospatial knowledge discovery and visualization relevant to environmental decision support.

Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL; Shankar, Mallikarjun [ORNL; Sorokine, Alexandre [ORNL; Ganguly, Auroop R [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Identification of Information in Decision Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Extending unique identification to non-physical objects (data, information, decisions, knowledge) is a challenging problem in systems engineering. The tools and technologies available for naming physical objects may soon ...

Datta, Shoumen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

NPV-based decision support in multi-objective design using evolutionary algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Optimum design problems are frequently formulated using a single excellence criterion (minimum mass or similar) with evolutionary algorithms engaged as decision-support tools. Alternatively, multi-objective formulations are used with a posteriori decision-making ... Keywords: Decision support, Design optimization, Multi-layer sandwich plates, Multi-objective, Net Present Value

Damir Vu?ina; eljan Lozina; Frane Vlak

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

CDM-PAT: a decision support tool for the pre-assessment of CDM projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the major problems in selecting attractive Clean development mechanism (CDM) projects is the assessment of the potential projects regarding several eligibility criteria set by the CDM modalities and procedures as well as the assessment ... Keywords: DSS, clean development mechanism, energy decision support systems, energy efficiency, energy technology, pre-assessment, pre-evaluation, project proposals, renewable energy sources, sustainable development, web-based project assessment

Alexandros Flamos; Haris Doukas; Konstantinos D. Patlitzianas; John Psarras

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Federal Energy Management Program: Facility Energy Decision System...  

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171

Parallel object-oriented decision tree system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A data mining decision tree system that uncovers patterns, associations, anomalies, and other statistically significant structures in data by reading and displaying data files, extracting relevant features for each of the objects, and using a method of recognizing patterns among the objects based upon object features through a decision tree that reads the data, sorts the data if necessary, determines the best manner to split the data into subsets according to some criterion, and splits the data.

Kamath; Chandrika (Dublin, CA), Cantu-Paz; Erick (Oakland, CA)

2006-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

172

Semi-Structured Decision Processes: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Human-Automation Decision Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this work is to improve understanding of existing and proposed decision systems, ideally to improve the design of future systems. A "decision system" is defined as a collection of

Kaliardos, William N.

173

MARKETS AS AN INFORMATION AGGREGATION MECHANISM FOR DECISION SUPPORT.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? In almost all walks of life, predicting uncertain future events plays an essential role in decision-making processes. However, information related to future events frequently… (more)

Chen, Yiling

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Decision support system in physical education  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mechanized industry has been changed with the development of modern technologies such as: information technology (micro-elecronics, computers, telecommunications, robotics), laser technology, technology of new materials, nuclear technology, space exploring ... Keywords: eduacation, information technology, physical education, software engineering

Danimir Mandic; Dragan Martinovic; Nenad Lalic; Veljko Bandjur

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Naturalistic Decision Making for Power System Operators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Motivation – Investigations of large-scale outages in the North American interconnected electric system often attribute the causes to three T’s: Trees, Training and Tools. To document and understand the mental processes used by expert operators when making critical decisions, a naturalistic decision making (NDM) model was developed. Transcripts of conversations were analyzed to reveal and assess NDM-based performance criteria. Findings/Design – An item analysis indicated that the operators’ Situation Awareness Levels, mental models, and mental simulations can be mapped at different points in the training scenario. This may identify improved training methods or analytical/ visualization tools. Originality/Value – This study applies for the first time, the concepts of Recognition Primed Decision Making, Situation Awareness Levels and Cognitive Task Analysis to training of electric power system operators. Take away message – The NDM approach provides a viable framework for systematic training management to accelerate learning in simulator-based training scenarios for power system operators and teams.

Greitzer, Frank L.; Podmore, Robin; Robinson, Marck; Ey, Pamela

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Reactor vessel support system. [LMFBR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A reactor vessel support system includes a support ring at the reactor top supported through a box ring on a ledge of the reactor containment. The box ring includes an annular space in the center of its cross-section to reduce heat flow and is keyed to the support ledge to transmit seismic forces from the reactor vessel to the containment structure. A coolant channel is provided at the outside circumference of the support ring to supply coolant gas through the keyways to channels between the reactor vessel and support ledge into the containment space.

Golden, M.P.; Holley, J.C.

1980-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

177

Development of a Green Building Decision Support Tool: A Collaborative Process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we discuss a collaborative process for developing a decision tool to support decisions around investment in green energy technologies. Our tool was developed specifically for the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, a local environmental ... Keywords: decision analysis, energy, environment, green building

Ben Ewing; Erin Baker

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Supported liquid membrane system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A cell apparatus for a supported liquid membrane including opposing faceplates, each having a spirally configured groove, an inlet groove at a first end of the spirally configured groove, and an outlet groove at the other end of the spirally configured groove, within the opposing faces of the faceplates, a microporous membrane situated between the grooved faces of the faceplates, said microporous membrane containing an extractant mixture selective for a predetermined chemical species within the pores of said membrane, means for aligning the grooves of the faceplates in an directly opposing configuration with the porous membrane being situated therebetween, such that the aligned grooves form a pair of directly opposing channels, separate feed solution and stripping solution compartments connected to respective channels between the faceplates and the membrane, separate pumping means for passing feed solution and stripping solution through the channels is provided.

Takigawa, D.Y.; Bush, H. Jr.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

179

Decision Support with Belief Functions Theory for Seabed Characterization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The seabed characterization from sonar images is a very hard task because of the produced data and the unknown environment, even for an human expert. In this work we propose an original approach in order to combine binary classifiers arising from different kinds of strategies such as one-versus-one or one-versus-rest, usually used in the SVM-classification. The decision functions coming from these binary classifiers are interpreted in terms of belief functions in order to combine these functions with one of the numerous operators of the belief functions theory. Moreover, this interpretation of the decision function allows us to propose a process of decisions by taking into account the rejected observations too far removed from the learning data, and the imprecise decisions given in unions of classes. This new approach is illustrated and evaluated with a SVM in order to classify the different kinds of sediment on image sonar.

Martin, Arnaud

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

The graphical presentation of decision support information in an intelligent anaesthesia monitor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This contribution examines the graphical presentation of decision support information generated by an intelligent monitor, named Sentinel, developed for use during anaesthesia. Clinicians make diagnoses in real-time during operations by examining clinically ... Keywords: Decision support, Flame plot, Fuzzy trend template, Graphical interface, Intelligent anaesthesia monitoring

Andrew Lowe; Richard W. Jones; Michael J. Harrison

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Fact Sheet: ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012)  

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

DNV KEMA DNV KEMA The best storage device is the one that best fits the application's needs at the lowest total cost. However, finding that best-fit device is not easy. Comparing energy storage devices is complicated by a wide variety of operational and business-related factors including differences in deliverable power, efficiency, discharge time, and cycle life and decisions about the actual installed cost of the device, the number of applications the device can be applied to, and the ability to monetize the intended benefits of the application. These factors ultimately impact the return on investment of these systems. DNV KEMA developed the Energy Storage Select (ES-Select (tm) ) decision-support tool to help users identify feasible energy storage technology options as well as provide the

182

Naturalistic Decision Making For Power System Operators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract: Motivation -- As indicated by the Blackout of 2003, the North American interconnected electric system is vulnerable to cascading outages and widespread blackouts. Investigations of large scale outages often attribute the causes to the three T’s: Trees, Training and Tools. A systematic approach has been developed to document and understand the mental processes that an expert power system operator uses when making critical decisions. The approach has been developed and refined as part of a capability demonstration of a high-fidelity real-time power system simulator under normal and emergency conditions. To examine naturalistic decision making (NDM) processes, transcripts of operator-to-operator conversations are analyzed to reveal and assess NDM-based performance criteria. Findings/Design -- The results of the study indicate that we can map the Situation Awareness Level of the operators at each point in the scenario. We can also identify clearly what mental models and mental simulations are being performed at different points in the scenario. As a result of this research we expect that we can identify improved training methods and improved analytical and visualization tools for power system operators. Originality/Value -- The research applies for the first time, the concepts of Recognition Primed Decision Making, Situation Awareness Levels and Cognitive Task Analysis to training of electric power system operators. Take away message -- The NDM approach provides an ideal framework for systematic training management and mitigation to accelerate learning in team-based training scenarios with high-fidelity power grid simulators.

Greitzer, Frank L.; Podmore, Robin; Robinson, Marck; Ey, Pamela

2009-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

183

Belief decision support and reject for textured images characterization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The textured images' classification assumes to consider the images in terms of area with the same texture. In uncertain environment, it could be better to take an imprecise decision or to reject the area corresponding to an unlearning class. Moreover, on the areas that are the classification units, we can have more than one texture. These considerations allows us to develop a belief decision model permitting to reject an area as unlearning and to decide on unions and intersections of learning classes. The proposed approach finds all its justification in an application of seabed characterization from sonar images, which contributes to an illustration.

Martin, Arnaud

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Decision support model for evaluating biofuel development along the U.S.-Mexico border.  

SciTech Connect

Recently, Sandia National Laboratories and General Motors cooperated on the development of the Biofuels Deployment Model (BDM) to assess the feasibility, implications, limitations, and enablers of producing 90 billion gallons of ethanol per year by 2030. Leveraging the past investment, a decision support model based on the BDM is being developed to assist investors, entrepreneurs, and decision makers in evaluating the costs and benefits associated with biofuels development in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Specifically, the model is designed to assist investors and entrepreneurs in assessing the risks and opportunities associated with alternative biofuels development strategies along the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as, assist local and regional decision makers in understanding the tradeoffs such development poses to their communities. The decision support model is developed in a system dynamics framework utilizing a modular architecture that integrates the key systems of feedstock production, transportation, and conversion. The model adopts a 30-year planning horizon, operating on an annual time step. Spatially the model is disaggregated at the county level on the U.S. side of the border and at the municipos level on the Mexican side. The model extent includes Luna, Hildalgo, Dona Anna, and Otero counties in New Mexico, El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas, and the four munipos along the U.S. border in Chihuahua. The model considers a variety of feedstocks; specifically, algae, gitropha, castor oil, and agricultural waste products from chili and pecans - identifying suitable lands for these feedstocks, possible yields, and required water use. The model also evaluates the carbon balance for each crop and provides insight into production costs including labor demands. Finally, the model is fitted with an interactive user interface comprised of a variety of controls (e.g., slider bars, radio buttons), descriptive text, and output graphics allowing stakeholders to directly explore the tradeoffs between alternative biofuels development scenarios.

Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Correa, Alberto (Bi-National Sustainability Laboratory Santa Teresa, NM); Maxwell, Paul (Bi-National Sustainability Laboratory Santa Teresa, NM); Malczynski, Leonard A.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

An ontology-based personalization of health-care knowledge to support clinical decisions for chronically ill patients  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Chronically ill patients are complex health care cases that require the coordinated interaction of multiple professionals. A correct intervention of these sort of patients entails the accurate analysis of the conditions of each concrete patient and the ... Keywords: Health care personalization, Medical decision support systems, Ontologies

David RiañO; Francis Real; Joan Albert LóPez-Vallverdú; Fabio Campana; Sara Ercolani; Patrizia Mecocci; Roberta Annicchiarico; Carlo Caltagirone

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Parallel database processing on a 100 Node PC cluster: cases for decision support query processing and data mining  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We developed a PC cluster system consists of 100 PCs. Each PC employs the 200MHz Pentium Pro CPU and is connected with others through an ATM switch. We picked up two kinds of data intensive applications. One is decision support query processing. And ...

Takayuki Tamura; Masato Oguchi; Masaru Kitsuregawa

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

CHAMPION: Intelligent Hierarchical Reasoning Agents for Enhanced Decision Support  

SciTech Connect

We describe the design and development of an advanced reasoning framework employing semantic technologies, organized within a hierarchy of computational reasoning agents that interpret domain specific information. Designed based on an inspirational metaphor of the pattern recognition functions performed by the human neocortex, the CHAMPION reasoning framework represents a new computational modeling approach that derives invariant knowledge representations through memory-prediction belief propagation processes that are driven by formal ontological language specification and semantic technologies. The CHAMPION framework shows promise for enhancing complex decision making in diverse problem domains including cyber security, nonproliferation and energy consumption analysis.

Hohimer, Ryan E.; Greitzer, Frank L.; Noonan, Christine F.; Strasburg, Jana D.

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

188

Free Online Tool Aids Decisions on Fire Sprinkler Systems for ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Free Online Tool Aids Decisions on Fire Sprinkler Systems for Homes. From NIST Tech Beat: April 12, 2011. ...

2011-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

189

Decision support tool for the tanker second-hand market using data mining techniques  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis proposes an innovative decision support tool intended for market leaders and those anticipating market states of "sale and purchase". This is feasible with the use of powerful data mining techniques and the ...

Karaindros, Athanasios A. (Athanasios Andreas)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

The role of transfer-appropriate processing in the effectiveness of decision-support graphics.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The current project is an examination of the effectiveness of decision-support graphics in a simulated real-world task, and of the role those graphics should play… (more)

Stiso, Michael E.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Automated Information Extraction to Support Biomedical Decision Model Construction: A Preliminary Design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose an information extraction framework to support automated construction of decision models in biomedicine. Our proposed technique classifies text-based documents from a large biomedical literature repository, e.g., ...

Li, Xiaoli

192

Computeer-based decision support tools for evaluation of actions affecting flow and water quality in the San Joaquin Basin  

SciTech Connect

This document is a preliminary effort to draw together some of the important simulation models that are available to Reclamation or that have been developed by Reclamation since 1987. This document has also attempted to lay out a framework by which these models might be used both for the purposes for which they were originally intended and to support the analysis of other issues that relate to the hydrology and to salt and water quality management within the San Joaquin Valley. To be successful as components of a larger Decision Support System the models should to be linked together using custom designed interfaces that permit data sharing between models and that are easy to use. Several initiatives are currently underway within Reclamation to develop GIS - based and graphics - based decision support systems to improve the general level of understanding of the models currently in use, to standardize the methodology used in making planning and operations studies and to permit improved data analysis, interpretation and display. The decision support systems should allow greater participation in the planning process, allow the analysis of innovative actions that are currently difficult to study with present models and should lead to better integrated and more comprehensive plans and policy decisions in future years.

Quinn, N.W.T.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

IVIP --- A Scientific Workflow System to Support Experts in Spatial Planning of Crop Production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision making for crop production planning is essentially driven by location-based or more precisely by space-oriented information. Therefore, farmers and regional experts in the field mostly rely on new spatial-data-oriented decision making tools. ... Keywords: Agriculture, Forecast, GIS, Kepler, Scientific data integration, Scientific workflow models, Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS), WSDL, Web Service, Workflow Management System (WMS)

Christopher J. Tuot; Michael Sintek; Andreas R. Dengel

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

ELECTRICAL SUPPORT SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this revision of the System Design Description (SDD) is to establish requirements that drive the design of the electrical support system and their bases to allow the design effort to proceed to License Application. This SDD is a living document that will be revised at strategic points as the design matures over time. This SDD identifies the requirements and describes the system design as they exist at this time, with emphasis on those attributes of the design provided to meet the requirements. This SDD has been developed to be an engineering tool for design control. Accordingly, the primary audience/users are design engineers. This type of SDD both ''leads'' and ''trails'' the design process. It leads the design process with regard to the flow down of upper tier requirements onto the system. Knowledge of these requirements is essential in performing the design process. The SDD trails the design with regard to the description of the system. The description provided in the SDD is a reflection of the results of the design process to date. Functional and operational requirements applicable to electrical support systems are obtained from the ''Project Functional and Operational Requirements'' (F&OR) (Siddoway 2003). Other requirements to support the design process have been taken from higher-level requirements documents such as the ''Project Design Criteria Document'' (PDC) (Doraswamy 2004), and fire hazards analyses. The above-mentioned low-level documents address ''Project Requirements Document'' (PRD) (Canon and Leitner 2003) requirements. This SDD contains several appendices that include supporting information. Appendix B lists key system charts, diagrams, drawings, and lists, and Appendix C includes a list of system procedures.

S. Roy

2004-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

195

Microsoft Word - Improved Interfaces and Decision Support_FINAL...  

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

and efficiently share information. As IIDS technologies are integrated with existing asset management processes and technologies, system operators and users will be enabled to...

196

Systems analysis of major consumer energy decisions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

American consumers make a number of decisions that significantly impact their energy use. Some of the most important of these decisions were identified and analyzed for the purpose of including them in a Consumer Energy ...

Sisler, Nicholas Daniel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Probabilistic Risk Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes work performed during the initial period of the project “Probabilistic Risk Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems.” The specific region that is within the scope of this study is the Fayetteville Shale Play. This is an unconventional, tight formation, natural gas play that currently has approximately 1.5 million acres under lease, primarily to Southwestern Energy Incorporated and Chesapeake Energy Incorporated. The currently active play encompasses a region from approximately Fort Smith, AR east to Little Rock, AR approximately 50 miles wide (from North to South). The initial estimates for this field put it almost on par with the Barnett Shale play in Texas. It is anticipated that thousands of wells will be drilled during the next several years; this will entail installation of massive support infrastructure of roads and pipelines, as well as drilling fluid disposal pits and infrastructure to handle millions of gallons of fracturing fluids. This project focuses on gas production in Arkansas as the test bed for application of proactive risk management decision support system for natural gas exploration and production. The activities covered in this report include meetings with representative stakeholders, development of initial content and design for an educational web site, and development and preliminary testing of an interactive mapping utility designed to provide users with information that will allow avoidance of sensitive areas during the development of the Fayetteville Shale Play. These tools have been presented to both regulatory and industrial stakeholder groups, and their feedback has been incorporated into the project.

Thoma, Greg; Veil, John; Limp, Fred; Cothren, Jackson; Gorham, Bruce; Williamson, Malcolm; Smith, Peter; Sullivan, Bob

2009-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

198

Probabilistic Risk Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes work performed during the initial period of the project 'Probabilistic Risk Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems.' The specific region that is within the scope of this study is the Fayetteville Shale Play. This is an unconventional, tight formation, natural gas play that currently has approximately 1.5 million acres under lease, primarily to Southwestern Energy Incorporated and Chesapeake Energy Incorporated. The currently active play encompasses a region from approximately Fort Smith, AR east to Little Rock, AR approximately 50 miles wide (from North to South). The initial estimates for this field put it almost on par with the Barnett Shale play in Texas. It is anticipated that thousands of wells will be drilled during the next several years; this will entail installation of massive support infrastructure of roads and pipelines, as well as drilling fluid disposal pits and infrastructure to handle millions of gallons of fracturing fluids. This project focuses on gas production in Arkansas as the test bed for application of proactive risk management decision support system for natural gas exploration and production. The activities covered in this report include meetings with representative stakeholders, development of initial content and design for an educational web site, and development and preliminary testing of an interactive mapping utility designed to provide users with information that will allow avoidance of sensitive areas during the development of the Fayetteville Shale Play. These tools have been presented to both regulatory and industrial stakeholder groups, and their feedback has been incorporated into the project.

Greg Thoma; John Veil; Fred Limp; Jackson Cothren; Bruce Gorham; Malcolm Williamson; Peter Smith; Bob Sullivan

2009-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

199

Opportune maintenance and predictive maintenance decision support douard Thomas, ric Levrat, Benoit Iung, Pierre Cocheteux  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to several ones. Keywords: Predictive maintenance, Maintenance engineering, Decision making, Complex systems be answered by using maintenance engineering, and more specifically a computerised maintenance management system that collects the information related to the different maintenance actions. Finally the second

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

200

Decision-support Infosphere Services for Collaborative Operations and Virtual . . .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Current information systems are difficult to change to produce information that is tailored to the specific needs and context of end users. The information they produce is static, and application reengineering can be complex, costly and time consuming, potentially leading to system downtime. In addition, multiple information systems and sources can produce duplicate or inconsistent information that requires significant human effort to correlate, integrate and understand. The Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) is defined as "a combat information management system that provides individual users with the specific information required for their functional responsibilities" and "provides uniform rules for publishing new and updated objects into the JBI and promptly alerts any JBI clients that have subscribed to such objects." The transform core service of the JBI enhances the value of information disseminated by the JBI through information manipulation mechanisms (fuselets) that tailor the information space to the specific needs of the warfighter and mission. This paper describes the results of an experiment that was designed to measure the validity and value of the JBI fuselet concept within the context an Air Operations Center (AOC) and a dynamic collaborative mission replanning scenario.

Milligan; Norman O. Ahmed; Poc James; R. Milligan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

A frame knowledge system for managing financial decision knowledge  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Managing decision knowledge or expertise from domain experts is one of the most exciting challenges in today's knowledge management field. The nature of decision knowledge in determining a firm's financial health is context-dependent, intangible, and ... Keywords: Financial decision management, Frame knowledge representation, Jess, Knowledge acquisition, Knowledge-based system

Weissor Shiue; Sheng-Tun Li; Kuan-Ju Chen

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Enhancing the systems decision process with flexibility analysis for optimal unmanned aircraft system selection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Systems Engineers often conduct decision analysis in order to provide decision makers with a quantifiable means to make decisions. However, the field of Systems Engineering is often criticized for focusing on processes and ...

Bachmann, Chris H., III (Christopher Henry)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Decision Support for IntegratedDecision Support for Integrated WaterWater--Energy PlanningEnergy Planning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Analysis · Simulated at the power plant level with 4841 individual plants modeled · Plants distinguishedProject Impetus · Energy-Water Roadmap findings: ­ Reduce fresh water consumption in electric power generation Surface Water Ground Water Population Growth Industry Fuels Wind Hydro Solar Thermoelectric #12;System

Keller, Arturo A.

204

Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary...  

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

Analysis Prepared for Western Interstate Energy Board Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary...

205

Modelling decision making in fund raising management by a fuzzy knowledge system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In fund raising management the employment of a decision support system is crucial for optimising the results of fund raising campaigns. However, the current tools based on database technology are not able to suggest suitable fund raising strategies and ... Keywords: Computational methods, Economic modeling, Fund raising management, Fuzzy expert systems, Knowledge based systems

Luca Barzanti; Mauro Gaspari; Davide Saletti

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Evaluation and selection in product design for mass customization: A knowledge decision support approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mass customization has been identified as a competitive strategy by an increasing number of companies. Family-based product design is an efficient and effective means to realize sufficient product variety, while satisfying a range of customer demands ... Keywords: Customer-Driven Design, Design Evaluation, Fuzzy Clustering, Fuzzy Ranking, Knowledge Support, Mass Customization, Multicriteria Decision Making, Product Family Design, Product Platform

Xuan F. Zha; Ram D. Sriram; Wen F. Lu

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Supporting international entry decisions for construction firms using fuzzy preference relations and cumulative prospect theory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper emphasizes on supporting international entry decisions for construction firms in a three-phase analysis process. Phase I identified significant factors as two categories, namely country and project factor levels. Phase II stuck on identifying ... Keywords: Alternative selection, Construction firms, Cumulative prospect theory, Fuzzy preference relations, International construction market

Min-Yuan Cheng; Hsing-Chih Tsai; Kai-Hsiang Chuang

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development - An Application on Alternative Fuels in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Region  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development project integrated the Bechtel/Nexant Industrial Materials Exchange Planner and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory System Dynamic models, demonstrating their capabilities on alternative fuel applications in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Park system. The combined model, called the Dynamic Industrial Material Exchange, was used on selected test cases in the Greater Yellow Teton Parks region to evaluate economic, environmental, and social implications of alternative fuel applications, and identifying primary and secondary industries. The test cases included looking at compressed natural gas applications in Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming, and studying ethanol use in Yellowstone National Park and gateway cities in Montana. With further development, the system could be used to assist decision-makers (local government, planners, vehicle purchasers, and fuel suppliers) in selecting alternative fuels, vehicles, and developing AF infrastructures. The system could become a regional AF market assessment tool that could help decision-makers understand the behavior of the AF market and conditions in which the market would grow. Based on this high level market assessment, investors and decision-makers would become more knowledgeable of the AF market opportunity before developing detailed plans and preparing financial analysis.

Shropshire, D.E.; Cobb, D.A.; Worhach, P.; Jacobson, J.J.; Berrett, S.

2000-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

209

Program on Technology Innovation: Decision-Centered Guidelines for the Design of Human System Interfaces for Electric Power Industry Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision-centered guidelines support improved user decision making across a broad range of electric power industry application areas. The guidelines will aid in the design of user-centered human-system interfaces (HSIs), while increasing the beneficial uses of new technologies for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution (GTD) systems. Decision-centered guidelines are applicable to system designs involving new technology that will transform current user tasks, responsibilities, ...

2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

210

Linking science with environmental decision making: Experiences from an integrated modeling approach to supporting sustainable water resources management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The call for more effective integration of science and decision making is ubiquitous in environmental management. While scientists often complain that their input is ignored by decision makers, the latter have also expressed dissatisfaction that critical ... Keywords: Decision support, Integrated modeling, Scenario analysis, Sustainability, Water resources management

Yuqiong Liu; Hoshin Gupta; Everett Springer; Thorsten Wagener

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Industry-Wide Database for Power Transformers: Decision Support for Substation Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Asset managers need meaningful, defensible metrics to understand the implications of aging transformers and make informed decisions regarding maintenance, repair, and replacement of these high-dollar assets. To ensure that these meaningful metrics are established using the best available data, EPRI is developing an Industry-Wide Database (IDB) for power transformers.The IDB is a repository of detailed performance data on transformers pooled from supporting utilities. The IDB captures ...

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

212

User Participation, Management Support and System Types  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper explores user participation in the systems development process and examines this variable in relation to the type of system under development. Prior user participation research has not shown conclusive support for its impact on system success. ...

Edward J. Garrity

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis  

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

Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis Prepared for Western Interstate Energy Board Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis Prepared for Western Interstate Energy Board Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation The nation's electricity system is regional in nature, because of the operation of the interconnected grids and the markets defined by them. Over the years, many regional organizations of utilities and governments have formed to manage and oversee these markets. Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis Prepared for Western Interstate Energy Board Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation More Documents & Publications

214

System Performance Measurement Supports Design Recommendations...  

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

Performance Measurement Supports Design Recommendations for Solar Ventilation Preheat System The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)...

215

Nuclear battery shock-support system  

SciTech Connect

In a nuclear battery utilizing the Seebeck effect to produce an electric voltage, a shock support system is disclosed wherein thermally conductive spring means and alignment caps support a thermoelectric converter between a heat sink and an independently supported heat source so as to cushion the converter from vibration and shock.

Carney, H.C.

1977-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

216

Distributed decision evaluation model in public transportation systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to several external and internal disturbances affecting public transportation systems, some regulation measures have to be undertaken. In the regulation process, the regulator has to evaluate a number of possible decisions in order to determine best ... Keywords: Multi-agent systems, Multicriteria optimization, Pareto optimality, Plurality voting, Public transportation systems, Traffic regulation, a-efficiency

Imen Boudali; Inès Ben Jaafar; Khaled Ghedira

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Visualizing subjective decision criteria for system evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The tools and methods used to evaluate complex systems in terms of human systems integration (HSI) include software, hardware, models, simulations, processes, and techniques. Hundreds of such tools currently exist to ...

Coley, Jodyann Felicia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

IEP - Water-Energy Interface: Systems & Policy Support  

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

and Policy Support Systems Analysis DOENETL possesses strong systems analysis and policy-support capabilities. Systems analysis in support of the Innovations for Existing...

219

Decision Support Tool for Prioritization of Resources Dedicated to Surveillance and Maintenance Activities  

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

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Florida International University Tennessee Florida Decision Support Tool for Prioritization of Resources Dedicated to Surveillance and Maintenance Activities Challenge The Department of Energy (DOE) currently faces a difficult task in the disposition of excess facilities. Many of these facilities are large and complex and contain potentially hazardous substances. Operational experience shows that once buildings have been declared excess and are transferred to surveillance and maintenance (S&M), maintenance budgets are reduced since the planned demolition of the building is used as a justification for not spending money to make repairs on it. One need identified at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and

220

Verification and validation of decision support software: Expert Choice{trademark} and PCM{trademark}  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the verification and validation of two decision support programs: EXPERT CHOICE{trademark} and PCM{trademark}. Both programs use the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) -- or pairwise comparison technique -- developed by Dr. Thomas L. Saaty. In order to provide an independent method for the validating the two programs, the pairwise comparison algorithm was developed for a standard mathematical program. A standard data set -- selecting a car to purchase -- was used with each of the three programs for validation. The results show that both commercial programs performed correctly.

Nguyen, Q.H.; Martin, J.D.

1994-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS™) Software ...  

Calculates lowest life cycle cost-effective energy systems for all building types; ... Reduces time and labor required to collect, analyze, store, ...

222

Decision Analysis for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Geothermal...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and DevelopmentAnalysis Project Type Topic 2 Geothermal Analysis Project Description The result of the proposed...

223

Multi-confidence rule acquisition oriented attribute reduction of covering decision systems via combinatorial optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rule acquisition is one of the most concerned issues in the study of decision systems including covering decision systems. Usually, a covering decision system is inconsistent, which can lead to the result that some of the rules derived from the system ... Keywords: Attribute reduction, Combinatorial optimization, Covering decision system, Optimal rule, Rule acquisition

Xiao Zhang, Changlin Mei, Degang Chen, Jinhai Li

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

iRESM INITIATIVE UNDERSTANDING DECISION SUPPORT NEEDS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION --US Midwest Region—  

SciTech Connect

The impacts of climate change are already affecting human and environmental systems worldwide, yet many uncertainties persist in the prediction of future climate changes and impacts due to limitations in scientific understanding of relevant causal factors. In particular, there is mounting urgency to efforts to improve models of human and environmental systems at the regional scale, and to integrate climate, ecosystem and energy-economic models to support policy, investment, and risk management decisions related to climate change mitigation (i.e., reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (i.e., responding to climate change impacts). The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing a modeling framework, the integrated Regional Earth System Model (iRESM), to address regional human-environmental system interactions in response to climate change and the uncertainties therein. The framework will consist of a suite of integrated models representing regional climate change, regional climate policy, and the regional economy, with a focus on simulating the mitigation and adaptation decisions made over time in the energy, transportation, agriculture, and natural resource management sectors.

Rice, Jennie S.; Runci, Paul J.; Moss, Richard H.; Anderson, Kate L.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Network support for system initiated checkpoints  

SciTech Connect

A system, method and computer program product for supporting system initiated checkpoints in parallel computing systems. The system and method generates selective control signals to perform checkpointing of system related data in presence of messaging activity associated with a user application running at the node. The checkpointing is initiated by the system such that checkpoint data of a plurality of network nodes may be obtained even in the presence of user applications running on highly parallel computers that include ongoing user messaging activity.

Chen, Dong; Heidelberger, Philip

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

226

PIA - WEB Unclassified Business Operations General Support System...  

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

Unclassified Business Operations General Support System PIA - WEB Unclassified Business Operations General Support System PIA - WEB Unclassified Business Operations General Support...

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Tank Waste Remediation System decisions and risk assessment  

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The Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) mission is to store, treat, and immobilize the highly radioactive Hanford Site tank wastes and encapsulated cesium and strontium materials in an environmentally sound, safe, and cost effective manner. Additionally, the TWRS conducts, as part of this mission, resolution of safety issues associated with the wastes within the 177 underground radioactive waste tanks. Systems engineering principles are being applied to determine the functions and establish requirements necessary for accomplishing the TWRS mission (DOE 1994 draft). This systematic evaluation of the TWRS program has identified key decisions that must be executed to establish mission scope, determine requirements, or select a technical solution for accomplishing identified functions and requirements. Key decisions identified through the systematic evaluation of the TWRS mission are presented in this document. Potential alternative solutions to each decision are discussed. After-discussion and evaluation of each decision with effected stakeholder groups, the US Department of Energy (DOE) will select a solution from the identified alternatives for implementation. In order to proceed with the development and execution of the tank waste remediation program, the DOE has adopted a planning basis for several of these decisions, until a formal basis is established. The planning bases adopted by the DOE is continuing to be discussed with stakeholder groups to establish consensus for proceeding with proposed actions. Technical and programmatic risks associated with the planning basis adopted by the DOE are discussed.

Johnson, M.E.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Closed-loop adaptive decision support based on automated trust assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper argues that it is important to study issues concerning trust and reliance when developing systems that are intended to augment cognition. Operators often under-rely on the help of a support system that provides advice or that performs certain ...

Peter-Paul van Maanen; Tomas Klos; Kees van Dongen

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

An expert system to predict protein thermostability using decision tree  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Protein thermostability information is closely linked to commercial production of many biomaterials. Recent developments have shown that amino acid composition, special sequence patterns and hydrogen bonds, disulfide bonds, salt bridges and so on are ... Keywords: Bioinformatics, Decision Tree, Expert system, Machine learning, Protein thermostability

Li-Cheng Wu; Jian-Xin Lee; Hsien-Da Huang; Baw-Juine Liu; Jorng-Tzong Horng

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) Assessment Report for Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the findings of the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) assessment at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, by a team of PNNL engineers under contract to the Installation Management Agency (IMA) Southeast Region Office (SERO). Funding support was also provided by the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program. The purpose of the assessment was to determine how energy is consumed at Fort Buchanan, identify the most cost-effective energy retrofit measures, and calculate the potential energy and cost savings.

Chvala, William D.; Solana, Amy E.; Dixon, Douglas R.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

System implementation issues of dynamic discrete disaster decision simulation system (D4S2): phase I  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simulation has many advantages in modeling complex systems to facilitate decision making. In this research, an integrated computer system will be developed which incorporates an agent-based discrete event simulator, a geographic information system, a ...

Shengnan Wu; Larry J. Shuman; Bopaya Bidanda; Matthew Kelley; Bryan Lawson; Ken Sochats; Carey D. Balaban

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Pressure vessel sliding support unit and system using the sliding support unit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Provided is a sliding support and a system using the sliding support unit. The sliding support unit may include a fulcrum capture configured to attach to a support flange, a fulcrum support configured to attach to the fulcrum capture, and a baseplate block configured to support the fulcrum support. The system using the sliding support unit may include a pressure vessel, a pedestal bracket, and a plurality of sliding support units.

Breach, Michael R.; Keck, David J.; Deaver, Gerald A.

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

233

Modeling and Analysis in Support of Decision Making for Technological Investment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Engineering design, resource allocation, military operations, and investment strategies share a major common trait, which is, to a large extent, independent of their different origins, specific features, and intended goals. The unifying trait is the fact that, in any of these endeavors, one has to make reasonable choices, at multiple levels of decision making, among various possible and sometimes competing prospective solutions to an important and consequential practical problem. While the specifics of the problem depend on application, context, additional constraints, etc., the ultimate--albeit imprecise--goal in all these activities is to ''optimize performance,'' which is to have maximal success/profit/return with minimal time/effort/investment. In general, the underlying system is ruled by complex and often unknown dynamics, and affected by various uncertainties, which are unknown as well; on the other hand, there are numerous levels of decision making, which result in a hierarchical structure in the decision process (tree) that is both asynchronous and non-deterministic. Usually, indifferent of the specific application, as one lowers the level of decision making, alternatives depend on fewer independent variables and models become more detailed and physics/engineering based. On the contrary, at higher levels, various components aggregate and decision making is based more on fuzzier criteria instead of readily quantifiable physics/engineering details. Moreover, decisions are strongly influenced by the educational and personal biases of the people who take them. In some instances, this may blur, if not totally obfuscate objective comparisons between various options. Therefore, a crucial point in decision-making is properly understanding and quantifying the tradeoffs, including all their future relevant consequences. Since the interaction between various choices is an intricate nonlinear process, the focus shifts from the dynamics itself to the overall performance and affordability. This is not unreasonable, since oftentimes major upgrades on some components have little impact, while minor upgrades of other components turn out to be critical. To illustrate the approach, we assume that one deals with only two levels. At the lower level, physical/engineering processes are described by continuous and/or discrete, analytic and/or computer models. These models are supposed to be deterministic (e.g. dynamics as ruled by well established physical laws), but their outcome may depend in an unpredictable way on: (i) small nonlinearities unaccounted for in the model development and/or (ii) factors that--at the specific level of modelization--may be treated as stochastic terms (weather conditions, human factors, political circumstances, fluctuations in the quality of carburant, wear and tear, etc.) To this extent, the outcomes of the model processes may be considered stochastic variables/fields with a certain probability distribution function (PDF). Upon many realizations of the model, one can get reliable information about the essential features of this PDF.

Lenhart, S

2003-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

234

Quantitative transportation risk analysis based on available data/databases: decision support tools for hazardous materials transportation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Historical evidence has shown that incidents due to hazardous materials (HazMat) releases during transportation can lead to severe consequences. The public and some agencies such as the Department of Transportation (DOT) show an increasing concern with the hazard associated with HazMat transportation. Many hazards may be identified and controlled or eliminated through use of risk analysis. Transportation Risk Analysis (TRA) is a powerful tool in HazMat transportation decision support system. It is helpful in choosing among alternate routes by providing information on risks associated with each route, and in selecting appropriate risk reduction alternatives by demonstrating the effectiveness of various alternatives. Some methodologies have been developed to assess the transportation risk; however, most of those proposed methodologies are hard to employ directly by decision or policy makers. One major barrier is the lack of the match between available data/database analysis and the numerical methodologies for TRA. In this work methodologies to assess the transportation risk are developed based on the availability of data or databases. The match between the availability of data/databases and numerical TRA methodologies is pursued. Each risk component, including frequency, release scenario, and consequence, is assessed based on the available data/databases. The risk is measured by numerical algorithms step by step in the transportation network. Based on the TRA results, decisions on HazMat transportation could be made appropriately and reasonably. The combination of recent interest in expanding or building new facilities to receive liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, along with increased awareness and concern about potential terrorist action, has raised questions about the potential consequences of incidents involving LNG transportation. One of those consequences, rapid phase transition (RPT), is studied in this dissertation. The incidents and experiments of LNG-water RPT and theoretical analysis about RPT mechanism are reviewed. Some other consequences, like pool spread and vapor cloud dispersion, are analyzed by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) model.

Qiao, Yuanhua

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Transportation Decision Support Systems Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Schedules With Activities at Each Airfield Projected Route Between Pilgrim Nuclear Reactor and Yucca

236

Transportation Decision Support Systems RNL has a staff with extensive  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Route Between Pilgrim Nuclear Reactor and Yucca Mountain Repository Site Estimated Operation, Capital

237

Decision support for operations and maintenance (DSOM) system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for minimizing the life cycle cost of processes such as heating a building. The method utilizes sensors to monitor various pieces of equipment used in the process, for example, boilers, turbines, and the like. The method then performs the steps of identifying a set optimal operating conditions for the process, identifying and measuring parameters necessary to characterize the actual operating condition of the process, validating data generated by measuring those parameters, characterizing the actual condition of the process, identifying an optimal condition corresponding to the actual condition, comparing said optimal condition with the actual condition and identifying variances between the two, and drawing from a set of pre-defined algorithms created using best engineering practices, an explanation of at least one likely source and at least one recommended remedial action for selected variances, and providing said explanation as an output to at least one user.

Jarrell, Donald B. (Kennewick, WA); Meador, Richard J. (Richland, WA); Sisk, Daniel R. (Richland, WA); Hatley, Darrel D. (Kennewick, WA); Brown, Daryl R. (Richland, WA); Keibel, Gary R. (Richland, WA); Gowri, Krishnan (Richland, WA); Reyes-Spindola, Jorge F. (Richland, WA); Adams, Kevin J. (San Bruno, CA); Yates, Kenneth R. (Lake Oswego, OR); Eschbach, Elizabeth J. (Fort Collins, CO); Stratton, Rex C. (Richland, WA)

2006-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

238

Correlation aware synchronization for near real time decision support systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many large companies, especially those in financial and insurance service sectors, approach the market with a decentralized management structure, such as by line of business or geographical market segments. However, these companies require access to ...

Ying Yan; Wen-Syan Li

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

A geospatial decision support system for drought risk management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Drought affects virtually all regions of the world and results in significant economic, social, and environmental impacts. The Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates annual drought-related losses in the United States at $6-8 billion, which is ...

Steve Goddard; Jitender Deogun; Sherri K. Harms; Michael J. Hayes; Kenneth G. Hubbard; Stephen Reichenbach; Peter Revesz; W. J. Waltman; Donald A. Wilhite

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

A Decision Support System for Local Government Regulatory Advice  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

rather than the more common retrieval of problem-solution pairs. 1 Introduction The INFOSHOP project allows local government front-line staff in the United Kingdom to answer complex queries from the public and the public across a range of services in a cost effective manner. As such it is one of the first examples

Watson, Ian

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Decision support for operations and maintenance (DSOM) system ...  

A method for minimizing the life cycle cost of processes such as heating a building. The method utilizes sensors to monitor various pieces of equipment used in the ...

242

Decision support systems for tool reuse and EOL processes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Intel® is a manufacturing company that concentrates on the fabrication process of computer chips. Over the years and into the future, Intel® has gone through multiple and advanced generations of manufacturing technology ...

Gan, Jyeh J

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

understanding of the operational impacts of wind integration and how wind power forecast is being used today. The identified practices from a broad group of utilities can be...

244

Analysis and decision document in support of acquisition of steam supply for the Hanford 200 Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is now evaluating its facility requirements in support of its cleanup mission at Hanford. One of the early findings is that the 200-Area steam plants, constructed in 1943, will not meet future space heating and process needs. Because the 200 Area will serve as the primary area for waste treatment and long-term storage, a reliable steam supply is a critical element of Hanford operations. This Analysis and Decision Document (ADD) is a preliminary review of the steam supply options available to the DOE. The ADD contains a comprehensive evaluation of the two major acquisition options: line-term versus privatization. It addresses the life-cycle costs associated with each alternative, as well as factors such as contracting requirements and the impact of market, safety, security, and regulatory issues. Specifically, this ADD documents current and future steam requirements for the 200 Area, describes alternatives available to DOE for meeting these requirements, and compares the alternatives across a number of decision criteria, including life-cycle cost. DOE has currently limited the ADD evaluation alternatives to replacing central steam plants rather than expanding the study to include alternative heat sources, such as a distributed network of boilers or heat pumps. Thirteen project alternatives were analyzed in the ADD. One of the alternatives was the rehabilitation of the existing 200-East coal-fired facility. The other twelve alternatives are combinations of (1) coal- or gas-fueled plants, (2) steam-only or cogeneration facilities, (3) primary or secondary cogeneration of electricity, and (4) public or private ownership.

Brown, D.R.; Daellenbach, K.K.; Hendrickson, P.L.; Kavanaugh, D.C.; Reilly, R.W.; Shankle, D.L.; Smith, S.A.; Weakley, S.A.; Williams, T.A. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Grant, T.F. [Battelle Human Affairs Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States)

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

A distributed multi-model-based Management Information System for simulation and decision-making on construction projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The conceptual development of a Management Information System to support decision making on construction projects across all management levels within the owner and the contractor organizations is introduced. The system is designed as a distributed information ... Keywords: Building information model, Construction management, Interoperability, Multi-model, Ontologies, Process-centric

R. J. Scherer; S. -E. Schapke

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Decision support framework for risk management on sea ports and terminals using fuzzy set theory and evidential reasoning approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As sea ports and terminals are valuable assets, in today's uncertain and complex environment further refinements are needed to assess risks and prioritise protective measures for these critical pieces of logistics infrastructure. The major problem that ... Keywords: Decision support framework, Evidential reasoning (ER), Fuzzy set theory (FST), Ports and terminals operations and management (PTOM), Risk management (RM)

Kambiz Mokhtari; Jun Ren; Charles Roberts; Jin Wang

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Decision support methodology using rule-based reasoning coupled to non-parametric measurement for industrial wastewater network management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EU water framework directive [Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 Establishing a Framework for Community Action in the Field of Water Policy, Official Journal L 327, 22/12/2000 p. 0001-0073] encourages ... Keywords: Decision support methodology (DSM), Industrial wastewater network, UV spectra, Variability, WWTP, Wastewater quality controls

E. Dupuit; M. F. Pouet; O. Thomas; J. Bourgois

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Application of a Multi-Criteria Decision Support Tool in Assessing the Feasibility of Implementing Treated Wastewater Reuse  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wastewater reuse is increasingly becoming an important component of water resources management in many countries. Planning of a sustainable wastewater reuse project involves multi-criteria that incorporate technical, economic, environmental and social ... Keywords: Decision Support Tool, Feasibility Assessment, Multi-Criteria Attributes, Wastewater Reuse

J.R. Adewumi, A.A. Ilemobade, J.E. van Zyl

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Green Island Power Authority Transmission Voltage Support System...  

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

Green Island Power Authority Transmission Voltage Support System Project Green Island Power Authority Transmission Voltage Support System Project Power point presentation...

250

Development and Validation of the Wind Energy Calculator (WEC) for use as a module in the larger Complimentary Energy Decision Support Tool (CEDST) project.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The Complimentary Energy Decision Support Tool (CEDST) was conceived to be a renewable energy calculator designed specifically for rural sites and agricultural operations in Ontario,… (more)

Shaw, Stephanie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Nuclear reactor pressure vessel support system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A support system for nuclear reactor pressure vessels which can withstand all possible combinations of stresses caused by a postulated core disrupting accident during reactor operation. The nuclear reactor pressure vessel is provided with a flange around the upper periphery thereof, and the flange includes an annular vertical extension formed integral therewith. A support ring is positioned atop of the support ledge and the flange vertical extension, and is bolted to both members. The plug riser is secured to the flange vertical extension and to the top of a radially outwardly extension of the rotatable plug. This system eliminates one joint through which fluids contained in the vessel could escape by making the fluid flow path through the joint between the flange and the support ring follow the same path through which fluid could escape through the plug risers. In this manner, the sealing means to prohibit the escape of contained fluids through the plug risers can also prohibit the escape of contained fluid through the securing joint.

Sepelak, George R. (McMurray, PA)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Semantic Decision Support Models for Energy Efficiency in Smart-Metered Homes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A promising approach to Smart Energy Grids is to empower communities of consumers with a novel role in the management of their electricity by sharing excess electricity and therefore becoming energy producers (prosumers). We achieve it using a framework ... Keywords: domain ontologies, smart meters, decision table, group decision making

Yan Tang; Ioana G. Ciuciu

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Analysis of agent-based systems using decision procedures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In recent years, model checking has emerged as a remarkably e ective technique for the automated analysis of descriptions of hardware systems and communication protocols. To analyze software system descriptions, however, a direct application of model checking rarely succeeds [1, 3], since these descriptions often have huge (often in nite) state spaces which are not amenable to the nite-state methods of model checking. More important, the computation of a xpoint (the hallmark of the model checking approach) is not always needed in practice for the veri cation of an interesting class of properties, viz, properties that are invariantly true in all reachable states or transitions of the system. To establish a property asaninvariant, an induction proof, suitably augmented with automatically generated lemmas, often su ces. Language). To establish a formula as an invariant without any user guidance Salsa carries out an induction proof that utilizes tightly integrated decision procedures, currently a combination of BDD algorithms and a constraint solver for

Ramesh Bharadwaj

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Machine Maintenance Integrated Performance Support System  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of this partnership project were to develop a preventive maintenance checklist program, a troubleshooting system for the Vertical Turning Center (VTC)-5, an on-line manual, and to integrate these components with a custom browser that would run on the VTC-5 machine's controller and would support future internet/intranet delivery. Kingsbury provided subject matter experts from engineering, manufacturing, and technical support. They also provided photographs, schematics, and CAD drawings, which AlliedSignal Federal Manufacturing and Technologies (ASFM and T) digitized for use in the final program. Information from The Kingsbury troubleshooting experts were interviewed regarding symptoms and root causes of system malfunctions This knowledge was captured and from it, fault trees were developed. These trees were then incorporated into the EPSS as a troubleshooting tool. The troubleshooting portion of the system presents simple questions to the machine operator in order to determine the likely cause or causes of malfunctions and then recommends systematic corrective actions. The on-line reference manual, covering operations and maintenance, provides text and illustrations to the machine operator in a traditional structure, but additionally offers the capability to search voluminous amounts of technical data and retrieve specific information on request. The maintenance portion of the EPSS includes checklists that are displayed daily, weekly, monthly, and annually, as appropriate, on the VTC-5 controller screen. The controller software is unavailable for machining parts until the machine tool operator goes through and checks off all of the checklist items. This project provided the team with a detailed understanding of the knowledge and information required to produce and support advanced machine tools. In addition, it resulted in the design and construction of a prototype VTC-5 EPSS containing all the logic and interfaces necessary to integrate operations and maintenance information from other Kingsbury machine tools.

Bohley, M.C.; Schwartz, M.E.

1998-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

255

System and method for integrating hazard-based decision making tools and processes  

SciTech Connect

A system and method for inputting, analyzing, and disseminating information necessary for identified decision-makers to respond to emergency situations. This system and method provides consistency and integration among multiple groups, and may be used for both initial consequence-based decisions and follow-on consequence-based decisions. The system and method in a preferred embodiment also provides tools for accessing and manipulating information that are appropriate for each decision-maker, in order to achieve more reasoned and timely consequence-based decisions. The invention includes processes for designing and implementing a system or method for responding to emergency situations.

Hodgin, C. Reed (Westminster, CO)

2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

256

Application of the US decision support tool for materials and waste management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) launched the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) in 2002 to help reduce waste and move towards more sustainable resource consumption. The objective of the RCC is to help communities, industries, and the public think in terms of materials management rather than waste disposal. Reducing cost, finding more efficient and effective strategies to manage municipal waste, and thinking in terms of materials management requires a holistic approach that considers life-cycle environmental tradeoffs. The US EPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory has led the development of a municipal solid waste decision support tool (MSW-DST). The computer software can be used to calculate life-cycle environmental tradeoffs and full costs of different waste management or materials recovery programs. The environmental methodology is based on the use of life-cycle assessment and the cost methodology is based on the use of full-cost accounting. Life-cycle inventory (LCI) environmental impacts and costs are calculated from the point of collection, handling, transport, treatment, and disposal. For any materials that are recovered for recycling, offsets are calculated to reflect potential emissions savings from use of virgin materials. The use of the MSW-DST provides a standardized format and consistent basis to compare alternatives. This paper provides an illustration of how the MSW-DST can be used by evaluating ten management strategies for a hypothetical medium-sized community to compare the life-cycle environmental and cost tradeoffs. The LCI results from the MSW-DST are then used as inputs into another US EPA tool, the Tool for the reduction and assessment of chemical and other environmental impacts, to convert the LCI results into impact indicators. The goal of this paper is to demonstrate how the MSW-DST can be used to identify and balance multiple criteria (costs and environmental impacts) when evaluating options for materials and waste management. This type of approach is needed in identifying strategies that lead to reduced waste and more sustainable resource consumption. This helps to meet the goals established in the US EPA's Resource Conservation Challenge.

Thorneloe, Susan A. [US EPA/Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (MD E305-02), Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)], E-mail: thorneloe.susan@epa.gov; Weitz, Keith [RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)], E-mail: kaw@rti.org; Jambeck, Jenna [Department of Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States)], E-mail: jenna.jambeck@unh.edu

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Fault trees for decision making in systems analysis  

SciTech Connect

The application of fault tree analysis (FTA) to system safety and reliability is presented within the framework of system safety analysis. The concepts and techniques involved in manual and automated fault tree construction are described and their differences noted. The theory of mathematical reliability pertinent to FTA is presented with emphasis on engineering applications. An outline of the quantitative reliability techniques of the Reactor Safety Study is given. Concepts of probabilistic importance are presented within the fault tree framework and applied to the areas of system design, diagnosis and simulation. The computer code IMPORTANCE ranks basic events and cut sets according to a sensitivity analysis. A useful feature of the IMPORTANCE code is that it can accept relative failure data as input. The output of the IMPORTANCE code can assist an analyst in finding weaknesses in system design and operation, suggest the most optimal course of system upgrade, and determine the optimal location of sensors within a system. A general simulation model of system failure in terms of fault tree logic is described. The model is intended for efficient diagnosis of the causes of system failure in the event of a system breakdown. It can also be used to assist an operator in making decisions under a time constraint regarding the future course of operations. The model is well suited for computer implementation. New results incorporated in the simulation model include an algorithm to generate repair checklists on the basis of fault tree logic and a one-step-ahead optimization procedure that minimizes the expected time to diagnose system failure. (80 figures, 20 tables) (auth)

Lambert, H.E.

1975-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Evaluating decision making performance in the GDSS environment using data envelopment analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We provide a framework to evaluate decision making performance with Group Decision Support Systems (GDSSs) using an overall performance indicator. The indicator is constructed using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), which measures the economic efficiency ... Keywords: Data envelopment analysis, Decision efficiency, Group decision support system, Group decisions, Incentive

Reza Barkhi; Yi-Ching Kao

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Resource Allocation Support System (RASS): Summary report of the 1992 pilot study  

SciTech Connect

The Resource Allocation Support System (RASS) is a decision-aiding system being developed to assist the US Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Office of Waste Management in program and budget decision making. Four pilot studies were conducted at DOE field offices in summer 1992 to evaluate and improve the RASS design. This report summarizes the combined results of the individual field office pilot studies. Results are presented from different perspectives to illustrate the type of information that would be available from RASS. Lessons learned and directions for future RASS developments are also presented.

Buehring, W.A.; Whitfield, R.G.; Wolsko, T.D.; Kier, P.H.; Absil, M.J.G.; Jusko, M.J.; Sapinski, P.F.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Multiattribute analysis of the offshore outsourcing location decision using a decision support system framework  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today's global business environment, characterised by unprecedented competitive pressures and sophisticated customers that demand speedy solutions, creates a large set of potential suppliers to evaluate and select from. The business landscape is ...

P. D. D. Dominic; Ahmad Kamil Mahmood; V. Murugesh; P. Sridevi

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A pragmatic stochastic decision model for supporting goods trans-shipments in a supply chain environment  

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This paper develops a set of decision rules to assist wholesalers to decide whether it is more cost effective to trans-ship urgent outstanding retailer orders from other wholesalers, very fast but at a higher purchase cost, or to order from their suppliers. ... Keywords: Inventory replenishment, Lateral trans-shipments, Stochastic demand, Wholesaler operations

H. C. W. Lau; Dilupa Nakandala

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

A design decision-making support model for customized product color combination  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The need for product customization during product development processes will continue to increase. Product customization can satisfy consumer needs and preferences. Altering the colors and appearance of module parts is an effectual method of achieving ... Keywords: Color combination, Customization, Decision-making, Fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP), Image compositing

Min-Yuan Ma; Cheih-Ying Chen; Fong-Gong Wu

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

A formal framework for scenario development in support of environmental decision-making  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Scenarios are possible future states of the world that represent alternative plausible conditions under different assumptions. Often, scenarios are developed in a context relevant to stakeholders involved in their applications since the evaluation of ... Keywords: Alternative futures, Decision-making, Scenario analysis, Scenario planning, Scenarios, Uncertainty

Mohammed Mahmoud; Yuqiong Liu; Holly Hartmann; Steven Stewart; Thorsten Wagener; Darius Semmens; Robert Stewart; Hoshin Gupta; Damian Dominguez; Francina Dominguez; David Hulse; Rebecca Letcher; Brenda Rashleigh; Court Smith; Roger Street; Jenifer Ticehurst; Mark Twery; Hedwig van Delden; Ruth Waldick; Denis White; Larry Winter

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Decision Matrices for HVAC Systems for Florida Public Schools.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The purpose of this research was to develop a decision matrix that would aid the Florida Department of Education in the selection of the most… (more)

Mclaughlin, Kelly

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

What Can Meta-Analyses Tell Us About the Reliability of Life Cycle Assessment for Decision Support?  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The body of life cycle assessment (LCA) literature is vast and has grown over the last decade at a dauntingly rapid rate. Many LCAs have been published on the same or very similar technologies or products, in some cases leading to hundreds of publications. One result is the impression among decision makers that LCAs are inconclusive, owing to perceived and real variability in published estimates of life cycle impacts. Despite the extensive available literature and policy need formore conclusive assessments, only modest attempts have been made to synthesize previous research. A significant challenge to doing so are differences in characteristics of the considered technologies and inconsistencies in methodological choices (e.g., system boundaries, coproduct allocation, and impact assessment methods) among the studies that hamper easy comparisons and related decision support. An emerging trend is meta-analysis of a set of results from LCAs, which has the potential to clarify the impacts of a particular technology, process, product, or material and produce more robust and policy-relevant results. Meta-analysis in this context is defined here as an analysis of a set of published LCA results to estimate a single or multiple impacts for a single technology or a technology category, either in a statistical sense (e.g., following the practice in the biomedical sciences) or by quantitative adjustment of the underlying studies to make them more methodologically consistent. One example of the latter approach was published in Science by Farrell and colleagues (2006) clarifying the net energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of ethanol, in which adjustments included the addition of coproduct credit, the addition and subtraction of processes within the system boundary, and a reconciliation of differences in the definition of net energy metrics. Such adjustments therefore provide an even playing field on which all studies can be considered and at the same time specify the conditions of the playing field itself. Understanding the conditions under which a meta-analysis was conducted is important for proper interpretation of both the magnitude and variability in results. This special supplemental issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology includes 12 high-quality metaanalyses and critical reviews of LCAs that advance understanding of the life cycle environmental impacts of different technologies, processes, products, and materials. Also published are three contributions on methodology and related discussions of the role of meta-analysis in LCA. The goal of this special supplemental issue is to contribute to the state of the science in LCA beyond the core practice of producing independent studies on specific products or technologies by highlighting the ability of meta-analysis of LCAs to advance understanding in areas of extensive existing literature. The inspiration for the issue came from a series of meta-analyses of life cycle GHG emissions from electricity generation technologies based on research from the LCA Harmonization Project of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, which also provided financial support for this special supplemental issue. (See the editorial from this special supplemental issue [Lifset 2012], which introduces this supplemental issue and discusses the origins, funding, peer review, and other aspects.) The first article on reporting considerations for meta-analyses/critical reviews for LCA is from Heath and Mann (2012), who describe the methods used and experience gained in NREL's LCA Harmonization Project, which produced six of the studies in this special supplemental issue. Their harmonization approach adapts key features of systematic review to identify and screen published LCAs followed by a meta-analytical procedure to adjust published estimates to ones based on a consistent set of methods and assumptions to allow interstudy comparisons and conclusions to be made. In a second study on methods, Zumsteg and colleagues (2012) propose a checklist for a sta

Brandao, M.; Heath, G.; Cooper, J.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Record of Decision for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program (DOE/EIS-0285) (07/00)  

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

SYSTEM VEGETATION SYSTEM VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Record of Decision DOE/EIS-0285 Cooperating Agencies J U L Y 2 0 0 0 Bonneville Power Administration Transmission System Vegetation Management Program Record of Decision Table of Contents Summary of Decision .................................................................................................................................... 1 For Further Information .............................................................................................................................. 2 Background ................................................................................................................................................... 3 Decisions ........................................................................................................................................................

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Project Management and Systems Support | National Nuclear Security  

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Project Management and Systems Support | National Nuclear Security Project Management and Systems Support | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Project Management and Systems Support Home > About Us > Our Operations > Acquisition and Project Management > Project Management and Systems Support Project Management and Systems Support Goal

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Project Management and Systems Support | National Nuclear Security  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Project Management and Systems Support | National Nuclear Security Project Management and Systems Support | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Project Management and Systems Support Home > About Us > Our Operations > Acquisition and Project Management > Project Management and Systems Support Project Management and Systems Support Goal

269

Information Granulation for Web based Information Retrieval Support Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Information Granulation for Web based Information Retrieval Support Systems J.T. Yao Y.Y. Yao of Web based information retrieval support systems (IRSS). In particular, we apply clustering methods granulation supports a different user task. Keywords: Information retrieval, Granular computing, Information

Yao, Yiyu

270

A fuzzy-based decision-making procedure for data warehouse system selection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The increase in the number of companies seeking data warehousing solutions, in order to gain significant business advantages, has created the need for a decision-aid approach in choosing appropriate data warehouse (DW) systems. Owing to the vague concepts ... Keywords: Data warehouse system, Fuzzy sets, Multi-criteria decision making, Objectives hierarchy, Software selection

Hua-Yang Lin; Ping-Yu Hsu; Gwo-Ji Sheen

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Nuclear reactor heat transport system component low friction support system  

SciTech Connect

A support column for a heavy component of a liquid metal fast breeder reactor heat transport system which will deflect when the pipes leading coolant to and from the heavy component expand or contract due to temperature changes includes a vertically disposed pipe, the pipe being connected to the heavy component by two longitudinally spaced cycloidal dovetail joints wherein the distal end of each of the dovetails constitutes a part of the surface of a large diameter cylinder and the centerlines of these large diameter cylinders intersect at right angles and the pipe being supported through two longitudinally spaced cycloidal dovetail joints wherein the distal end of each of the dovetails constitutes a part of the surface of a large diameter cylinder and the centerlines of these large diameter cylinders intersect at right angles, each of the cylindrical surfaces bearing on a flat and horizontal surface.

Wade, Elman E. (Ruffs Dale, PA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Collect, compare, choose: supporting the decision making cycle on the web  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the focus is on support for web users trying to cope with content from multiple sites. An important study has indicated that users become involved in the Collect, Compare and Choose cycle. Current tools have been analysed to determine ... Keywords: comparing web sites, information processing tools, paper prototyping

Elizabeth A. Kemp; Chris Phillips; Jaimee Alam

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Sandia National Laboratories: Research: Intelligent Systems,...  

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robot system can do - accurately measure positions and offsets and plan compatible manipulator motion paths. EOD Decision Support Tools EOD Decision Support Tools One of the most...

274

Electrical Properties of Carbon Fiber Support Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Carbon fiber support structures have become common elements of detector designs for high energy physics experiments. Carbon fiber has many mechanical advantages but it is also characterized by high conductivity, particularly at high frequency, with associated design issues. This paper discusses the elements required for sound electrical performance of silicon detectors employing carbon fiber support elements. Tests on carbon fiber structures are presented indicating that carbon fiber must be regarded as a conductor for the frequency region of 10 to 100 MHz. The general principles of grounding configurations involving carbon fiber structures will be discussed. To illustrate the design requirements, measurements performed with a silicon detector on a carbon fiber support structure at small radius are presented. A grounding scheme employing copper-kapton mesh circuits is described and shown to provide adequate and robust detector performance.

W. Cooper; C. Daly; M. Demarteau; J. Fast; K. Hanagaki; M. Johnson; W. Kuykendall; H. Lubatti; M. Matulik; A. Nomerotski; B. Quinn; J. Wang

2005-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

275

Electrical Properties of Carbon Fiber Support Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Carbon fiber support structures have become common elements of detector designs for high energy physics experiments. Carbon fiber has many mechanical advantages but it is also characterized by high conductivity, particularly at high frequency, with associated design issues. This paper discusses the elements required for sound electrical performance of silicon detectors employing carbon fiber support elements. Tests on carbon fiber structures are presented indicating that carbon fiber must be regarded as a conductor for the frequency region of 10 to 100 MHz. The general principles of grounding configurations involving carbon fiber structures will be discussed. To illustrate the design requirements, measurements performed with a silicon detector on a carbon fiber support structure at small radius are presented. A grounding scheme employing copper-kapton mesh circuits is described and shown to provide adequate and robust detector performance.

Cooper, W; Demarteau, M; Fast, J; Hanagaki, K; Johnson, M; Kuykendall, W; Lubatti, H; Matulik, M; Nomerotski, A; Quinn, B; Wang, J

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Multi-objective constrained optimization for decision making and optimization for system architectures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis proposes new methods to solve three problems: 1) how to model and solve decision-making problems, 2) how to translate between a graphical representation of systems and a matrix representation of systems, and ...

Lin, Maokai

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Barriers in developing and using simulation-based decision-support software  

SciTech Connect

The need for proper consideration of energy-related performance aspects during building design has been identified since the energy crises of the 1970s. However, energy performance is still considered in a very small fraction of building projects, mainly because proper consideration is very expensive. It requires the use of computational software tools, which are not easy to learn and are time-consuming to use. Several attempts have been made to facilitate the use of energy simulation tools, but none has brought a significant increase in the consideration of energy performance. Energy related performance criteria are still considered only in a small fraction of buildings and, in most cases, after most of the building design is complete. This paper is focused on the main barriers in properly considering energy-related performance aspects in building decisions, which range from sociopolitical, to technical. The paper includes consideration of issues related to the general interest of the building industry in energy performance and environmental impact, current practice trends, modeling capabilities and performance of tools, compatibility of computational models and availability of data. Finally, a strategy for government-industry collaboration towards removing the barriers is presented, along with the main issues that need to be resolved towards potential implementation.

Papamichael, Konstantinos; Pal, Vineeta

2002-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

278

A Bayesian Network Methodology for Infrastructure Seismic Risk Assessment and Decision Support  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and management of infrastructure systems: Review and newbridges. ? Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, (1–11,of Critical Transportation Infrastructure. ? Applications of

Bensi, Michelle Terese

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Geographic Information Systems: Status and Strategies for Supporting...  

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will focus on the use of one of these technologies, Geographic Information Systems (GIS). At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, GIS is used to support analysis...

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The Gasifier Optimization and Plant Supporting Systems area focuses...  

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Gasifier Optimization and Plant Supporting Systems area focuses on the development of technologies and models to improve the performance of advanced gasifiers. Specifically,...

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Knowledge Integration to Make Decisions About Complex Systems: Sustainability of Energy Production from Agriculture  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A major bottleneck for improving the governance of complex systems, rely on our ability to integrate different forms of knowledge into a decision support system (DSS). Preliminary aspects are the classification of different types of knowledge (a priori or general, a posteriori or specific, with uncertainty, numerical, textual, algorithmic, complete/incomplete, etc.), the definition of ontologies for knowledge management and the availability of proper tools like continuous simulation models, event driven models, statistical approaches, computational methods (neural networks, evolutionary optimization, rule based systems etc.) and procedure for textual documentation. Following these views at University of Udine, a computer language (SEMoLa, Simple, Easy Modelling Language) for knowledge integration has been developed. SEMoLa can handle models, data, metadata and textual knowledge; it implements and extends the system dynamics ontology (Forrester, 1968; Joergensen, 1994) in which systems are modeled by the concepts of material, group, state, rate, parameter, internal and external events and driving variables. As an example, a SEMoLa model to improve management and sustainability (economical, energetic, environmental) of the agricultural farms is presented. The model (X-Farm) simulates a farm in which cereal and forage yield, oil seeds, milk, calves and wastes can be sold or reused. X-Farm is composed by integrated modules describing fields (crop and soil), feeds and materials storage, machinery management, manpower management, animal husbandry, economic and energetic balances, seed oil extraction, manure and wastes management, biogas production from animal wastes and biomasses.

Danuso, Francesco (University of Udine)

2008-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

282

Development of a classification and decision-support tool for assessing lake hydromorphology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bridging the gap between policy aspirations and the ability of regulators to deliver robust evidence-based tools within affordable and realistic time-scales presents major challenges to the science community. Lake-MImAS (Morphological Impact Assessment ... Keywords: Ecological status, Hydromorphology, Lake habitat survey (LHS), Morphological condition limits (MCLs), Reference conditions, System capacity, Water framework directive (WFD)

J. S. Rowan; S. J. Greig; C. T. Armstrong; D. C. Smith; D. Tierney

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Second Annual EPRI Power Delivery Asset Management Conference: Decision Support Methods and Information Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today's utility managers face a corresponding array of conflicting business objectives. In response, many utilities are considering implementing asset management concepts. The Second Annual EPRI Power Delivery Asset Management Conference highlighted the work of researchers, consultants, software providers, and utilities in identifying and overcoming the challenges faced in implementing asset management programs for transmission, distribution, and independent system operator (ISO) business segments of pow...

2004-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

284

Utilising more of the loading space in intermodal line trains - Measures and decision support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The focus of this article is to identify, characterise and qualitatively evaluate the existing measures for increasing the utilisation of loading space in intermodal road-rail freight line trains. Normally, these trains operate like intercity passenger ... Keywords: Booking system, Intermodal freight transport, Space utilisation, Transport planning, Yield management

Johan Woxenius; Jan A. Persson; Paul Davidsson

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Wireless sensor network system for supporting nursing context-awareness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We developed a wireless sensor network system for supporting context-awareness of nursing activities in hospitals. Our system is aimed at automated recording of nursing work, providing context-aware services to nurses and visualising analytical results ...

Futoshi Naya; Ren Ohmura; Masakazu Miyamae; Haruo Noma; Kiyoshi Kogure; Michita Imai

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Planning support systems for spatial planning through social learning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation examines new professional practices in urban planning that utilize new types of spatial planning support systems (PSS) based on geographic information systems (GIS) software. Through a mixed-methods ...

Goodspeed, Robert (Robert Charles)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Control Systems Cyber Security Standards Support Activities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Department of Homeland Security’s Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) is working with industry to secure critical infrastructure sectors from cyber intrusions that could compromise control systems. This document describes CSSP’s current activities with industry organizations in developing cyber security standards for control systems. In addition, it summarizes the standards work being conducted by organizations within the sector and provides a brief listing of sector meetings and conferences that might be of interest for each sector. Control systems cyber security standards are part of a rapidly changing environment. The participation of CSSP in the development effort for these standards has provided consistency in the technical content of the standards while ensuring that information developed by CSSP is included.

Robert Evans

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Commonality analysis for exploration life support systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Commonality, defined practically as the use of similar technologies to deliver similar functions across a range of different complex systems, offers opportunities to improve the lifecycle costs of portfolios of complex ...

Cunio, Phillip M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Appropriations and patterns in the use of group support systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a macro-level coding scheme to distinguish patterns that occur in groups using a group support system (GSS). The coding scheme has roots in adaptive structuration theory (AST) with its emphasis on how technology is appropriated or ... Keywords: GSS, adaptive structuration theory, coding scheme, discourse analysis, group support systems

Katherine M. Chudoba

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

NREL: Continuum Magazine - NREL's Energy Systems Integration Supporting  

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NREL's Energy Systems Integration Supporting Facilities NREL's Energy Systems Integration Supporting Facilities Issue 4 Print Version Share this resource NREL's Energy Systems Integration Supporting Facilities Five recently constructed facilities prove clean technology performance for tomorrow's energy systems. A photo of the Energy Systems Integration Facility at NREL. Enlarge image NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility opened in December, 2012. Photo by Dennis Schroeder The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recognizes energy systems integration's (ESI) growing importance in designing and managing the energy systems of the near future. A major factor in understanding systems integration issues and solutions is developing research facilities that can evaluate new technologies in a full-system context. To that end, several of

291

Investigation of decision trees (DTs) parameters for power system voltage stability enhancement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the application of Decision Tress (DTs) in order to specify the most critical location and the rate of series compensation in order to increase power system loading margin. The proposed methodology is applied to a projected model ...

Eirini A. Leonidaki; Nikos D. Hatziargyriou

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Fusion-supported decentralized nuclear energy system  

SciTech Connect

A decentralized nuclear energy system is proposed comprising mass-produced pressurized water reactors in the size range 10 to 300 MW (thermal), to be used for the production of process heat, space heat, and electricity in applications where petroleum and natural gas are presently used. Special attention is given to maximizing the refueling interval with no interim batch shuffling in order to minimize fuel transport, reactor downtime, and opportunity for fissile diversion. These objectives demand a substantial fissile enrichment (7 to 15%). The preferred fissile fuel is U-233, which offers an order of magnitude savings in ore requirements (compared with U-235 fuel), and whose higher conversion ratio in thermal reactors serves to extend the period of useful reactivity and relieve demand on the fissile breeding plants (compared with Pu-239 fuel). Application of the neutral-beam-driven tokamak fusion-neutron source to a U-233 breeding pilot plant is examined. This scheme can be extended in part to a decentralized fusion energy system, wherein remotely located large fusion reactors supply excess tritium to a distributed system of relatively small nonbreeding D-T reactors.

Jassby, D.L.

1979-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Intelligent decision-making system with green pervasive computing for renewable energy business in electricity markets on smart grid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is about the intelligent decision-making system for the smart grid based electricity market which requires distributed decision making on the competitive environments composed of many players and components. It is very important to consider ...

Dong-Joo Kang; Jong Hyuk Park; Sang-Soo Yeo

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Knowledge and transaction based domestic energy saving support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To save home energy, this paper proposes an energy saving support system named KNOTES. By notifying the users of their energy consumption status and giving them suitable advice, it performs indirect control. Indirect control means that a smart system ... Keywords: home energy management system, indirect control, knowledge management

Hiroki Shigeyoshi; Shuki Inoue; Keniti Tamano; Shingo Aoki; Hiroshi Tsuji; Tsuyoshi Ueno

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Supporting match joins in relational database management systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As more and more diverse applications seek to use database management systems (DBMS) as their primary storage, the question frequently arises as to whether we can exploit the query capabilities of the DBMS to support these applications. This dissertation ...

Ameet M. Kini / Jeffrey F. Naughton

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Operational Support Systems for Carrier-Scale IP Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The operational support systems (OSS) of any major telecommunications operator are the underlying resource for the management and delivery of all its communications services. It is used for handling direct customer interactions (helpdesk, orders, fault ...

C. B. Hatch; P. C. Utton; R. E. A. Leaton

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Support  

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WIPP Support Double Beta Decay Dark Matter Biology Repository Science Renewable Energy Community, State and Congressional Support for WIPP as a host for Underground Experiments...

298

Heating and Cooling System Support Equipment Basics | Department of Energy  

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

Heating and Cooling System Support Equipment Basics Heating and Cooling System Support Equipment Basics Heating and Cooling System Support Equipment Basics July 30, 2013 - 3:28pm Addthis Thermostats and ducts provide opportunities for saving energy. Dehumidifying heat pipes provide a way to help central air conditioners and heat pumps dehumidify air. Electric and gas meters allow users to track energy use. Thermostats Programmable thermostats can store and repeat multiple daily settings. Users can adjust the times heating or air-conditioning is activated according to a pre-set schedule. Visit the Energy Saver website for more information about thermostats and control systems in homes. Ducts Efficient and well-designed duct systems distribute air properly throughout a building, without leaking, to keep all rooms at a comfortable

299

Assisting decision making in the event-driven enterprise using wavelets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses issues related to data-driven decision support systems in event-driven enterprises and proposes Discrete Wavelet Transformation (DWT) as a method to improve these systems. DWT is proposed as a method of data reduction that reduces ... Keywords: Decision analysis, Decision support systems, Visualization, Wavelets

Stephen Russell; Aryya Gangopadhyay; Victoria Yoon

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

From a Multicriterion Model to a Mathematical Model to Support Decision Making in Regards the Selection of Continuous Training Activities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Training programs are apparently worth something because computer companies or services continue investing money to educate and train their employees. But, they must see some relationship between the costs of training activities and ultimate company economic performance. In this paper, we describe ECONOF, a multicriterion model with the software tool related. It was developed to help managers to see this relationship between company performance and money invested in continuous training. Then, a basic mathematical model developed to help managers to maximize the money invested in continuous training is presented. 1. INTRODUCTION Today, companies information systems must support not only change of the organizational structure and function; it must support change in the makeup of their labor force [9]. The impact of the changing work force within the computer business is threefold. First, the computer enterprise or service has to hire applicants that it would normally pass over. Second,...

Marie-michèle Boulet; Clermont Dupuis; Université Laval

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision system based on neural networks to optimize the energy efficiency of a petrochemical plant  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The energy efficiency of industrial plants is an important issue in any type of business but particularly in the chemical industry. Not only is it important in order to reduce costs, but also it is necessary even more as a means of reducing the amount ... Keywords: Cost optimization, Crude oil distillation, Data mining, Decision system, Expert system, Neural network, Petrochemical plant

Iñigo Monedero; Félix Biscarri; Carlos León; Juan I. Guerrero; Rocio González; Luis Pérez-Lombard

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group Transportation Systems Research Group  

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5 5 2360 Cherahala Boulevard Knoxville, TN 37932 2012 Fact of the Week Each week the U.S. DOE's Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) posts a Fact of the Week on their website. These Facts provide statistical information, usually in the form of charts and tables, on vehicle sales, fuel economy, gasoline prices, and other transportation- related trends. Each Fact is a stand-alone page that includes a graph, text explaining the significance of the data, the supporting information on which the graph was based, and the source of the data. Stacy Davis, Susan Diegel, and Sheila Moore published an ORNL report which is a compilation of the Facts that were posted during calendar year 2012. The Facts were written and prepared by

303

Inventorying Information Technology Systems: Supporting the "Paradigm of Change"  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Information technology systems permeate organizations, supporting almost everything--apart from managing IT items themselves. Although software-configuration-management systems can provide some management assistance, they arenýt designed to handle the ... Keywords: enterprise asset classes, software economics, asset management, IT portfolio managemen

Mordechai Ben-Menachem; Garry S. Marliss

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Deferring design pattern decisions and automating structural pattern changes using a design-pattern-based programming system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the design phase of software development, the designer must make many fundamental design decisions concerning the architecture of the system. Incorrect decisions are relatively easy and inexpensive to fix if caught during the design process, but the ... Keywords: Design patterns, design decisions, object-oriented frameworks, parallel programming, software maintenance

Steve MacDonald; Kai Tan; Jonathan Schaeffer; Duane Szafron

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Decision Applications: D, Decision Applications: LANL  

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Decision Applications Division Systems Engineering and Integration, D-3 Energy and Infrastructure Analysis, D-4 Nuclear Design and Risk Analysis, D-5 Risk Analysis and Decision...

306

A Automated Tool for Supporting FMEAs of Digital Systems  

SciTech Connect

Although designs of digital systems can be very different from each other, they typically use many of the same types of generic digital components. Determining the impacts of the failure modes of these generic components on a digital system can be used to support development of a reliability model of the system. A novel approach was proposed for such a purpose by decomposing the system into a level of the generic digital components and propagating failure modes to the system level, which generally is time-consuming and difficult to implement. To overcome the associated issues of implementing the proposed FMEA approach, an automated tool for a digital feedwater control system (DFWCS) has been developed in this study. The automated FMEA tool is in nature a simulation platform developed by using or recreating the original source code of the different module software interfaced by input and output variables that represent physical signals exchanged between modules, the system, and the controlled process. For any given failure mode, its impacts on associated signals are determined first and the variables that correspond to these signals are modified accordingly by the simulation. Criteria are also developed, as part of the simulation platform, to determine whether the system has lost its automatic control function, which is defined as a system failure in this study. The conceptual development of the automated FMEA support tool can be generalized and applied to support FMEAs for reliability assessment of complex digital systems.

Yue,M.; Chu, T.-L.; Martinez-Guridi, G.; Lehner, J.

2008-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

307

Multi source feedback based performance appraisal system using Fuzzy logic decision support system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In Multi-Source Feedback or 360 Degree Feedback, data on the performance of an individual are collected systematically from a number of stakeholders and are used for improving performance. The 360-Degree Feedback approach provides a consistent management philosophy meeting the criterion outlined previously. The 360-degree feedback appraisal process describes a human resource methodology that is frequently used for both employee appraisal and employee development. Used in employee performance appraisals, the 360-degree feedback methodology is differentiated from traditional, top-down appraisal methods in which the supervisor responsible for the appraisal provides the majority of the data. Instead it seeks to use information gained from other sources to provide a fuller picture of employees' performances. Similarly, when this technique used in employee development it augments employees' perceptions of training needs with those of the people with whom they interact. The 360-degree feedback based appraisal is a c...

Meenakshi, G

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Portable, space-saving medical patient support system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A support platform having a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration on a floor. The support platform is related to stretcher devices that are used for transporting, confining, or conducting medical procedures on medical patients in medical emergencies. The support platform typically includes a work surface that has a geometric extent. A base that typically includes a plurality of frame members is provided, and the frame members are disposed across the geometric extent of, and proximal to, the work surface in the stowed configuration. The frame members are typically disposed on the floor in the deployed configuration. There is a foldable bracing system engaged with the work surface and engaged with the base. At least a portion of the foldable bracing system is disposed substantially inside at least a portion of the plurality of frame members in the stowed configuration. Further, the foldable bracing system is configured for translocation of the work surface distal from the base in the deployed configuration.

Bzorgi; Fariborz (Knoxville, TN)

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

System Support for Distributed Energy Management in Modular Operating Systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis proposes a novel approach for managing energy in modular operating systems. Our approach enables energy awareness if the resource-management subsystem is distributed among… (more)

Stöß, Jan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Integrated Decision Algorithms for Auto-steered Electric Transmission System Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric power transmission systems are comprised of a large number of physical assets, including transmission lines, power transformers, and circuit breakers, that are capital-intensive, highly distributed, and may fail. Managing these assets under ... Keywords: Benders decomposition, asset management, condition monitoring, decision algorithms, electric transmission, optimization, service-oriented architecture, software-hardware

James Mccalley; Vasant Honavar; Sarah Ryan; William Meeker; Daji Qiao; Ron Roberts; Yuan Li; Jyotishman Pathak; Mujing Ye; Yili Hong

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

PROJECT W-551 INTERIM PRETREATMENT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY SELECTION SUMMARY DECISION REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION  

SciTech Connect

This report provides the conclusions of the tank farm interim pretreatment technology decision process. It documents the methodology, data, and results of the selection of cross-flow filtration and ion exchange technologies for implementation in project W-551, Interim Pretreatment System. This selection resulted from the evaluation of specific scope criteria using quantitative and qualitative analyses, group workshops, and technical expert personnel.

CONRAD EA

2008-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

312

Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group Transportation Systems Research Group Diane Davidson Keith Kahl  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group Transportation Systems Research Group Diane Davidson Keith Kahl 865-946-1475 865-946-1236 Center for Transportation Analysis News Oak Ridge National to members of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Transportation Center. The purpose

313

Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group Transportation Systems Research Group Diane Davidson Keith Kahl  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group Transportation Systems Research Group Diane Davidson Keith Kahl 865-946-1475 865-946-1236 Center for Transportation Analysis News Oak Ridge National, during the Chairman's Luncheon at the 92nd Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting

314

Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group Transportation Systems Research Group Diane Davidson Keith Kahl  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group Transportation Systems Research Group Diane Davidson Keith Kahl 865-946-1475 865-946-1236 Center for Transportation Analysis News Oak Ridge National of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology and Prospects for the Future" P.T. Jones ­ "Dynamic Wireless Power

315

Separations technologies supporting the development of a deployable ATW system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A program has been initiated for the purpose of developing the chemical separations technologies necessary to support a large Accelerator Transmutation of Waste (ATW) system capable of dealing with the projected inventory of spent fuel from the commercial nuclear power stations in the United States. The first several years of the program will be directed toward an elucidation of related technical issues and to the establishment, by means of comprehensive trade studies, of an optimum configuration of the elements of the chemical processing infrastructure required for support of the total ATW system. By adopting this sort of disciplined systems engineering approach, it is expected that development and demonstration costs can be minimized and that it will be possible to deploy an ATW system that is an environmentally sound and economically viable venture.

Laidler, J. J.

2000-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

316

California's Electricity System of the Future: Scenario Analysis in Support  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Commission nor has the California Energy Commission passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the information of a competitive electricity market. CERTS is currently conducting research for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOECalifornia's Electricity System of the Future: Scenario Analysis in Support of Public

317

Resource allocation in OFDMA wireless communications systems supporting multimedia services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We design a resource allocation algorithm for down-link of orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) systems supporting real-time (RT) and best-effort (BE) services simultaneously over a time-varying wireless channel. The proposed algorithm ... Keywords: multimedia communications, orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), quality of service (QoS), radio resource allocation, wireless network

Kae Won Choi; Wha Sook Jeon; Dong Geun Jeong

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Framework of agent-based intelligence system with two-stage decision-making process for distributed dynamic scheduling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The advent of multiagent systems, a branch of distributed artificial intelligence, introduced a new approach to problem solving through agents interacting in the problem solving process. In this paper, a collaborative framework of a distributed agent-based ... Keywords: Agent, Compensatory negotiation process, Decision-making, Distributed dynamic scheduling, Fuzzy decision-making process, Multiagent systems

Yee-Ming Chen; Shih-Chang Wang

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Decision and systems analysis for underground storage tank waste retrieval systems and tank waste remediation system  

SciTech Connect

Hanford`s underground tanks (USTs) pose one of the most challenging hazardous and radioactive waste problems for the Department of Energy (DOE). Numerous schemes have been proposed for removing the waste from the USTs, but the technology options for doing this are largely unproven. To help assess the options, an Independent Review Group (IRG) was established to conduct a broad review of retrieval systems and the tank waste remediation system. The IRG consisted of the authors of this report.

Bitz, D.A. [Independent Consultant, Kirkland, WA (United States); Berry, D.L. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Jardine, L.J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

System architecture decisions under uncertainty : a case study on automotive battery system design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Flexibility analysis using the Real Options framework is typically utilized on high-level architectural decisions. Using Real Options, a company may develop strategies to mitigate downside risk for future uncertainties ...

Renzi, Matthew Joseph

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

16.410 / 16.413 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making, Fall 2005  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, ...

Williams, Brian

322

16.410 / 16.413 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making, Fall 2003  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, ...

Williams, Brian C.

323

Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) Assessment Report for US Army Garrison, Japan - Honshu Installations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents an assessment was performed by a team of engineers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under contract to the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Pacific Region Office (PARO). The effort used the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) model to determine how energy is consumed at five U.S. Army Garrison-Japan (USAG-J) installations in the Honshu area, identify the most cost-effective energy retrofit measures, and calculate the potential energy and cost savings.

Kora, Angela R.; Brown, Daryl R.; Dixon, Douglas R.

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

324

Testing to Support Improvements to PV Components and Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Photovoltaic (PV) Program is sponsored by the US Department of Energy and includes a PV Manufacturing Research and Development (R and D) project conducted with industry. This project includes advancements in PV components to improve reliability, reduce costs, and develop integrated PV systems. Participants submit prototypes, pre-production hardware products, and examples of the resulting final products for a range of tests conducted at several national laboratories, independent testing laboratories, and recognized listing agencies. The purpose of this testing is to use the results to assist industry in determining a product's performance and reliability, and to identify areas for potential improvement. This paper briefly describes the PV Manufacturing R and D project, participants in the area of PV systems, balance of systems, and components, and several examples of the different types of product and performance testing used to support and confirm product performance.

THOMAS,H.; KROPOSKI,B.; WITT,C.; BOWER,WARD I.; BONN,RUSSELL H.; GINN,JERRY W.; GONZALEZ,SIGIFREDO

2000-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

325

Testing to Support Improvements to PV Components and Systems  

SciTech Connect

The National Photovoltaic (PV) Program is sponsored by the US Department of Energy and includes a PV Manufacturing Research and Development (R and D) project conducted with industry. This project includes advancements in PV components to improve reliability, reduce costs, and develop integrated PV systems. Participants submit prototypes, pre-production hardware products, and examples of the resulting final products for a range of tests conducted at several national laboratories, independent testing laboratories, and recognized listing agencies. The purpose of this testing is to use the results to assist industry in determining a product's performance and reliability, and to identify areas for potential improvement. This paper briefly describes the PV Manufacturing R and D project, participants in the area of PV systems, balance of systems, and components, and several examples of the different types of product and performance testing used to support and confirm product performance.

THOMAS,H.; KROPOSKI,B.; WITT,C.; BOWER,WARD I.; BONN,RUSSELL H.; GINN,JERRY W.; GONZALEZ,SIGIFREDO

2000-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

326

Evaluation of multi-attribute decision making systems applied during the concept design of new microplasma devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Various multi-attribute decision making (MADM) systems can be implemented to narrow a field of new concept designs down to those with high likelihoods of surpassing state-of-the-art technologies. This research investigated the conceptual design phase ... Keywords: AHP, Concept design tools, Design process(es), Engineering design, GRA, MADM, Multi-attribute decision making, New product development, Pugh, QFD, UBAF

Elizabeth Lennon, John Farr, Ronald Besser

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

The Business Intelligence Value Chain: Data-Driven Decision Support in a Data Warehouse Environment: An Exploratory  

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The recent introduction of a spate of data access applications, such as OLAP and data mining tools, has led to an increased interest on the part of both scholars and practitioners on how best to use and benefit from these tools. This paper reports on six exploratory case studies involving eight decision-makers and seven endusers. A process model based on the Value Chain is proposed and explained. Results show that database usage and information processing practices have indeed grown more sophisticated. Implications for practice and future research aimed at testing the Value Chain model are proposed.

M. Kathryn Brohman; Michael Parent; Michael R. Pearce; Michael Wade

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

FY 06 Status of System Interface and Support Systems R&D Areas  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document provides a summary of research and development activities performed in the Systems Interface and Support Systems area of the DOE Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative during FY 2006. Project cost and performance data obtained from the PICS system are presented and analyzed. Brief summaries of accomplishments and references are provided. A mapping of System Interface and Support Systems technical issues versus the work performed is updated and presented. Lastly, near-term research plans are given, and a description of the new UNLV high temperature heat exchanger program structure is provided.

S.R. Sherman

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Intelligent Building Control System for EPBD Certification Support  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Building commissioning is a developing concept also in the Czech Republic. At present time only some aspects of building commissioning are implemented as a part of the facility management and energy auditing processes that are related to EPBD implementation. The project, presented in this paper, aims to find ways of energy-efficient operation of existing and designed energy- efficient buildings and is based on the fact that many buildings designed according to modern principles, in its operation does not behave as expected. The project is investigating and developing procedures to help change the current often intuitive approach to operate buildings in a systematic activity, taking into account energy conservation. Modern control systems of intelligent HVAC buildings could provide not only the information needed for the operational control of building, but also to detect faults and to evaluate the energy performance of the building. Under the IEA Annex 47 project, authors started to develop tools that support additional aspects of the commissioning process, including new control system for building energy services. The paper is focused on specification of new function of building control system, providing information for existing building EPBD certification. Results in terms of implementation of this function into existing building energy control system are discussed.

Kabele, K.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

The Study on Finite Element Analysis for Anchor Support System Optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The anchor support design is important for the design of underground engineering. The process of optimizing the anchor support design is analyzed, the finite element method is applied to it. The anchor support system is developed including fore--process, ...

Wang Lixin; Duan Lixia

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Record of Decision for the Sacramento Area Voltage Support Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0323) (01/12/04)  

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

21 21 Federal Register / Vol. 69, No. 7 / Monday, January 12, 2004 / Notices The following is a list of prohibited and exempt communications recently received in the Office of the Secretary. The communications listed are grouped by docket numbers. These filings are available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the eLibrary (FERRIS) link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC, Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866)208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202)502-8659. PROHIBITED Docket No. Date filed Presenter or requester 1. CP04-12-000

332

Z .Decision Support Systems 30 2001 279288 www.elsevier.comrlocaterdsw  

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and financial options in demand-side electricity contracts Shmuel S. Oren) Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UniÃ?ersity of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Abstract Z .In a competitive electricity market traditional demand-side management DSM options offering customers curtailable

Oren, Shmuel S.

333

The design of a decision support system for supply chain risk management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Where can things go wrong? This deceptively simple question has fascinated mankind since time immemorial. The question in fact forms the basis of risk management. The focus of this thesis is the risk management of supply ...

Deshmukh, Vinay (Vinay D.)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

California Intersection Decision Support: A Systems Approach to Achieve Nationally Interoperable Solutions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

To minimize power consumption of devices, the Bluetoothsize of the device, the power consumption and the antenna

Chan, Ching-Yao

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Planning maritime logistics concepts for offshore wind farms: a newly developed decision support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The wind industry is facing new, great challenges due to the planned construction of thousands of offshore wind turbines in the North and Baltic Sea. With increasing distances from the coast and rising sizes of the plants the industry has to face the ... Keywords: assembly, installation, installation vessel, logistics concepts, logistics strategies, maritime supply chain, offshore wind, production, simulation

Kerstin Lange; André Rinne; Hans-Dietrich Haasis

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

A Geographical Information System-Based Decision Support Tool: GeoFreight  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

geographic relationships between freight movements and infrastructure. It also assists them in identifying with funding provided by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), USDOT, under a partnership Management and Operations in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Thematic Map function of the Geo

337

An integrated framework for warehouse management using wireless sensor networks and decision support systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Storage Warehouse managers face diverse challenges in operating and managing a warehouse. Problems range from capacity-planning and inventory management of stored goods, loss or damage of stored goods due to weather changes, pest infestation and improper ...

Punit Ahluwalia; Anand Ramachandran

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Application of salesman-like recommendation system in 3G mobile phone online shopping decision support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The rapid growth of e-commerce has confronted both enterprises and consumers with a new situation. Whereas companies are finding it harder to survive, consumers are unable to effectively select the products that really to meet their needs. To reduce ... Keywords: Browsing actions, Consumer product knowledge, E-marketing, Personalized product recommendation, Product preference index of Web browser

Ching-Torng Lin; Wei-Chiang Hong; Yi-Fun Chen; Yucheng Dong

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

A modelling framework to support farmers in designing agricultural production systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Given the new challenges confronting world agriculture, innovative production systems need to be designed at the farm level. As experiments are not easy to conduct at this level, modelling is required to evaluate ex-ante the multiple impacts of proposed ... Keywords: Biophysical system, Conceptual model, Decision system, Farm, Simulation tool, Technical system

P. -Y. Le Gal; A. Merot; C. -H. Moulin; M. Navarrete; J. Wery

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF{sub 6}) management system--a decision tool  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF{sub 6}) Management System (DMS) is being developed as a decision tool to provide cost and risk data for evaluation of short-and long-term management strategies for depleted uranium. It can be used to assist decision makers on a programmatic or site-specific level. Currently, the DMS allows evaluation of near-term cylinder management strategies such as storage yard improvements, cylinder restocking, and reconditioning. The DMS has been designed to provide the user with maximum flexibility for modifying data and impact factors (e.g., unit costs and risk factors). Sensitivity analysis can be performed on all key parameters such as cylinder corrosion rate, inspection frequency, and impact factors. Analysis may be conducted on a system-wide, site, or yard basis. The costs and risks from different scenarios may be compared in graphic or tabular format. Ongoing development of the DMS will allow similar evaluation of long-term management strategies such as conversion to other chemical forms. The DMS is a Microsoft Windows 3.1 based, stand-alone computer application. It can be operated on a 486 or faster computer with VGA, 4 MB of RAM, and 10 MB of disk space.

Gasper, J.R.; Sutter, R.J.; Avci, H.I. [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Expert system applications in support of system diagnostics and prognostics at EBR-II  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Expert systems have been developed to aid in the monitoring and diagnostics of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Systems have been developed for failed fuel surveillance and diagnostics and reactor coolant pump monitoring and diagnostics. A third project is being done jointly by ANL-W and EG G Idaho to develop a transient analysis system to enhance overall plant diagnostic and prognostic capability. The failed fuel surveillance and diagnosis system monitors, processes, and interprets information from nine key plant sensors. It displays to the reactor operator diagnostic information needed to make proper decisions regarding technical specification conformance during reactor operation with failed fuel. 8 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

Lehto, W.K.; Gross, K.C. (Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (USA); Argonne National Lab., IL (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Enhanced Chemical Incident Response Plan (ECIRP). Appendix F, remediation analysis with Decision Support Tools (DSTs) for wide-area chemical hazards.  

SciTech Connect

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) commissioned an assessment of the Consequence Management (CM) plans in place on military bases for response to a chemical attack. The effectiveness of the CM plans for recovering from chemical incidents was modeled using a multiple Decision Support Tools (DSTs). First, a scenario was developed based on an aerial dispersion of a chemical agent over a wide-area of land. The extent of contamination was modeled with the Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) tool. Subsequently, the Analyzer for Wide Area Restoration Effectiveness (AWARE) tool was used to estimate the cost and time demands for remediation based on input of contamination maps, sampling and decontamination resources, strategies, rates and costs. The sampling strategies incorporated in the calculation were designed using the Visual Sample Plan (VSP) tool. Based on a gaps assessment and the DST remediation analysis, an Enhanced Chemical Incident Response Plan (ECIRP) was developed.

Hassig, Nancy L. (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA); Pulsipher, Brent A. (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA); Foltz, Greg W.; Hoette, Trisha Marie

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

TECHNOLOGY TYPE: ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION SUPPORT SOFTWARE APPLICATION: VISUALIZATION, SAMPLE OPTIMIZATION, AND COST- BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA SETS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Program (ETV) to facilitate the deployment of innovative or improved environmental technologies through performance verification and dissemination of information. The goal of the ETV Program is to further environmental protection by substantially accelerating the acceptance and use of improved and cost-effective technologies. ETV seeks to achieve this goal by providing high-quality, peer-reviewed data on technology performance to those involved in the design, distribution, financing, permitting, purchase, and use of environmental technologies. ETV works in partnership with recognized standards and testing organizations and stakeholder groups consisting of regulators, buyers, and vendor organizations, with the full participation of individual technology developers. The program evaluates the performance of innovative technologies by developing test plans that are responsive to the needs of stakeholders, conducting field or laboratory tests (as appropriate), collecting and analyzing data, and preparing peer-reviewed reports. All evaluations are conducted in accordance with rigorous quality assurance protocols to ensure that data of known and adequate quality are generated and that the results are defensible. The Site Characterization and Monitoring Technologies Pilot (SCMT), one of 12 technology areas under ETV, is administered by EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL). With the support of the U.S.

unknown authors

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Options for improving computing and data system support for HQ USTRANSCOM (Headquarters, US Transportation Command) deployment planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Decision Systems Research Section of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is assisting the Deployment Systems Division of the Headquarters, US Transportation Command (HQ USTRANSCOM) with an evaluation of options for improving the computing and data systems support for deliberate and time-critical joint deployment planning. USTRANSCOM, which is a unified command (i.e., personnel are drawn from all the services), was created in the fall of 1987 to consolidate the functions of the former military transportation operating agencies (the Military Airlift Command, the Military Traffic Management Command, and the Military Sealift Command). An important factor in the creation of USTRANSCOM was the possibility of achieving more efficient joint deployment planning through consolidation of the computing and data systems used by the command's strategic mobility planners and operation center personnel. This report, the third in a series to be produced in the course of ORNL studies for USTRANSCOM, presents options for improving automation support for HQ USTRANSCOM deployment planning. The study covered methods for improving data concepts used in deployment databases, recommendations for extending the life of the Joint Deployment system, and alternatives for integrating HQ USTRANSCOM planning support with systems at MAC, MTMC, and MSC. 36 refs.

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1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

NASA's Earth Science Data Systems - Lessons Learned and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Archiving (aka preservation) and distribution are critical functions ... Decision Support Systems Measurement Teams ... 1 ORNL DAAC PO.DAAC ...

2010-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

346

Systems integration and analysis of advanced life support technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Extended missions to space have long been a goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Accomplishment of NASA's goal requires the development of systems and tools for sustaining human life for periods of several months to several years. This is the primary objective of NASA's Advanced Life Support (ALS) program. This work contributes directly to NASA efforts for ALS, particularly food production. The objective of this work is to develop a systematic methodology for analyzing and improving or modifying ALS technologies to increase their acceptability for implementation in long-duration space missions. By focusing primarily on the food production systems, it is an aim of this work to refine the procedure for developing and analyzing the ALS technologies. As a result of these efforts, researchers will have at their disposal, a powerful tool for establishing protocols for each technology as well as for modifying each technology to meet the standards for practical applications. To automate the developed methodology and associated calculations, a computer-aided tool has been developed. The following systematic procedures are interrelated and automatically integrated into the computer-aided tool: • Process configuration, with particular emphasis given to food production (e.g., syrup and flour from sweet potato, starch from sweet potato, breakfast cereal from sweet potato); • Modeling and analysis for mass and energy tracking and budgeting; • Mass and energy integration • Metrics evaluation (e.g., Equivalent System Mass (ESM)). Modeling and analysis is achieved by developing material- and energy-budgeting models. Various forms of mass and energy are tracked through fundamental as well as semiempirical models. Various system alternatives are synthesized and screened using ESM and other metrics. The results of mass, energy and ESM analyses collectively revealed the major consumers of time, equivalent mass, and energy, namely evaporation, condensation, dehydration, drying and extrusion. The targeted processes were subsequently targeted for modifications. In conclusion, this work provides a systematic methodology for transforming non-conventional problems into traditional engineering design problems, a significant contribution to ALS studies.

Nworie, Grace A.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Catalyst system comprising a first catalyst system tethered to a supported catalyst  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides new catalyst formats which comprise a supported catalyst tethered to a second and different catalyst by a suitable tethering ligand. A preferred system comprises a heterogeneous supported metal catalyst tethered to a homogeneous catalyst. This combination of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts has a sufficient lifetime and unusually high catalytic activity in arene hydrogenations, and potentially many other reactions as well, including, but not limited to hydroformylation, hydrosilation, olefin oxidation, isomerization, hydrocyanation, olefin metathesis, olefin polymerization, carbonylation, enantioselective catalysis and photoduplication. These catalysts are easily separated from the products, and can be reused repeatedly, making these systems very economical.

Angelici, Robert J. (Ames, IA); Gao, Hanrong (Ames, IA)

1998-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

348

Some Observations on Corrosion of Support Systems in Selected ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... dust and various particles, splashing of water and gases from the blasting and diesel equipment. Support components such as bolts, lattice, plate, retaining nut  ...

349

Data Acquisition System - Instrument Support | ORNL Neutron Sciences  

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Acquisition & Controls The RAD Instrument Data Acquisition and Controls Group supports SNS neutron instruments by designing, building and maintaining custom electronics and...

350

Decision-Support Software for Grid Operators: Transmission Topology Control for Infrastructure Resilience to the Integration of Renewable Generation  

SciTech Connect

GENI Project: The CRA team is developing control technology to help grid operators more actively manage power flows and integrate renewables by optimally turning on and off entire power lines in coordination with traditional control of generation and load resources. The control technology being developed would provide grid operators with tools to help manage transmission congestion by identifying the facilities whose on/off status must change to lower generation costs, increase utilization of renewable resources and improve system reliability. The technology is based on fast optimization algorithms for the near to real-time change in the on/off status of transmission facilities and their software implementation.

2012-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

351

SARA (System ARchitects Apprentice): Modeling, analysis, and simulation support for design of concurrent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An environment to support designers in the modeling, analysis and simulation of concurrent systems is described. It is shown how a fully nested structure model supports multilevel design and focuses attention on the interfaces between the modules which serve to encapsulate behavior. Using simple examples the paper indicates how a formal graph model can be used to model behavior in three domains: control flow, data flow, and interpretation. The effectiveness of the explicity environment model in SARA is discussed and the capability to analyze correctness and evaluate performance of a system model are demonstrated. A description of the integral help designed into SARA shows how the designer can be offered consistent use of any new tool introduced to support the design process.

Estrin, G.; Fenchel, R.S.; Razouk, R.R.; Vernon, M.K.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Decision analysis for evaluating and ranking small solar thermal power system technologies. Volume I. A brief introduction to multiattribute decision analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Multiattribute decision analysis is a methodology for providing information to a decision maker for comparing and selecting between complex alternatives. A brief introduction to the principal concepts of the Keeney and Raiffa approach to multiattribute decision analysis is presented. The concepts of decision alternatives, outcomes, objectives, attributes and their states, attribute utility functions, and the necessary independence properties for the attribute states to be aggregated into a numerical representation of the preferences of the decision maker for the outcomes and the decision alternatives are presented. 50 references.

Feinberg, A.; Miles, R.F. Jr.

1978-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Joint production and economic retention quantity decisions in capacitated production systems serving multiple market segments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this research, we consider production/inventory management decisions of a rmthat sells its product in two market segments during a nite planning horizon. In thebeginning of each period, the rm makes a decision on how much to produce basedon the production capacity and the current on-hand inventory available. After theproduction is made at the beginning of the period, the rm rst satises the stochasticdemand from customers in its primary market. Any primary market demand thatcannot be satised is lost. After satisfying the demand from the primary market, ifthere is still inventory on hand, all or part of the remaining products can be sold ina secondary market with ample demand at a lower price. Hence, the second decisionthat the rm makes in each period is how much to sell in the secondary market, orequivalently, how much inventory to carry to the next period.The objective is to maximize the expected net revenue during a nite planninghorizon by determining the optimal production quantity in each period, and theoptimal inventory amount to carry to the next period after the sales in primary andsecondary markets. We term the optimal inventory amount to be carried to the nextperiod as \\economic retention quantity". We model this problem as a nite horizonstochastic dynamic program. Our focus is to characterize the structure of the optimalpolicy and to analyze the system under dierent parameter settings. Conditioning on given parameter set, we establish lower and upper bounds on the optimal policyparameters. Furthermore, we provide computational tools to determine the optimalpolicy parameters. Results of the numerical analysis are used to provide furtherinsights into the problem from a managerial perspective.

Katariya, Abhilasha Prakash

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

A "DESIGN FOR AVAILABILITY" METHODOLOGY FOR SYSTEMS DESIGN AND SUPPORT.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) methods are incorporated into systems for the purpose of avoiding unanticipated failures that can impact system safety, result in additional… (more)

Jazouli, Taoufik

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Hanging core support system for a nuclear reactor. [LMFBR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

For holding the reactor core in the confining reactor vessel, a support is disclosed that is structurally independent of the vessel, that is dimensionally accurate and stable, and that comprises tandem tension linkages that act redundantly of one another to maintain stabilized core support even in the unlikely event of the complete failure of one of the linkages. The core support has a mounting platform for the reactor core, and unitary structure including a flange overlying the top edge of the reactor vessels, and a skirt and box beams between the flange and platform for establishing one of the linkages. A plurality of tension rods connect between the deck closing the reactor vessel and the platform for establishing the redundant linkage. Loaded Belleville springs flexibly hold the tension rods at the deck and separable bayonet-type connections hold the tension rods at the platform.

Burelbach, J.P.; Kann, W.J.; Pan, Y.C.; Saiveau, J.G.; Seidensticker, R.W.

1984-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

356

Using Geographic Information System for Simulation and Decision Making in Blasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Building demolition is an important subject for urban construction and development. Blasting simulation is very helpful for safe scientific blasting. It will provide a novel method to decision making for blasting combined with Geographic information ... Keywords: GIS, Three-dimensional modeling, blasting simulation, decision making

Jiejun Huang; Weiping Xu; Xu Zhao; Jie Chen; Fawang Ye

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Potential prediction needs in support of energy systems  

SciTech Connect

Utilization of existing and potential new energy systems involves interactions between these systems and the natural environment. Basic research is needed to define the interaction processes of significance. Thereafter long range solar-terrestrial predictions will be important to national policy on proper control of energy systems. A few selected examples are given to show that energy systems are tied to global solar-terrestrial systems.

Blake, R.L.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Data Mining Session-Based Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in a Mental Health Setting: Toward Data-Driven Clinical Decision Support and Personalized Treatment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The CDOI outcome measure - a patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument utilizing direct client feedback - was implemented in a large, real-world behavioral healthcare setting in order to evaluate previous findings from smaller controlled studies. PROs provide an alternative window into treatment effectiveness based on client perception and facilitate detection of problems/symptoms for which there is no discernible measure (e.g. pain). The principal focus of the study was to evaluate the utility of the CDOI for predictive modeling of outcomes in a live clinical setting. Implementation factors were also addressed within the framework of the Theory of Planned Behavior by linking adoption rates to implementation practices and clinician perceptions. The results showed that the CDOI does contain significant capacity to predict outcome delta over time based on baseline and early change scores in a large, real-world clinical setting, as suggested in previous research. The implementation analysis revealed a number of critical factors affecting successful implementation and adoption of the CDOI outcome measure, though there was a notable disconnect between clinician intentions and actual behavior. Most importantly, the predictive capacity of the CDOI underscores the utility of direct client feedback measures such as PROs and their potential use as the basis for next generation clinical decision support tools and personalized treatment approaches.

Casey Bennett; Thomas Doub; April Bragg; Jason Luellen; Christina Van Regenmorter; Jennifer Lockman; Randall Reiserer

2011-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

359

A generic multi-attribute analysis system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a generic decision support system based on an additive multiattribute utility model that is intended to allay many of the operational difficulties involved in the multicriteria decision-making process. The system accounts for uncertainty ... Keywords: Additive multiattribute utility function, Decision support system, Incomplete information, Monte Carlo simulation techniques

Antonio Jiménez; Sixto Ríos-Insua; Alfonso Mateos

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

The communication protocol design of electro-hydraulic control system for hydraulic supports at coal mine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The electro-hydraulic control system for hydraulic supports is a multi embedded systems constitute a computer network system working in the coal mine harsh environment. Excellent hardware connection and fine communication protocol are the fundamental ... Keywords: AVR microcontroller, communication protocols, electro-hydraulic control, hydraulic support

Jingguo Wen; Zisheng Lian

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Apparatus for supporting a cryogenic fluid containment system within an enclosure  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus is disclosed for supporting at least one inner cryogenic fluid containment system within an outer isolating enclosure to retard heat transfer into the inner containment system comprising a plurality of supports serially interconnected and laterally spaced by lateral connections to extend the heat conduction path into the inner containment system. 8 figs.

Zhang, B.X.; Ganni, V.; Stifle, K.E.

1995-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

362

Apparatus for supporting a cryogenic fluid containment system within an enclosure  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for supporting at least one inner cryogenic fluid containment system within an outer isolating enclosure to retard heat transfer into the inner containment system comprising a plurality of supports serially interconnected and laterally spaced by lateral connections to extend the heat conduction path into the inner containment system.

Zhang, Burt X. (Lancaster, TX); Ganni, Venkatarao (Degoto, TX); Stifle, Kirk E. (Lancaster, TX)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Character segmentation and retrieval for learning support system of Japanese historical books  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a character segmentation and retrieval method for a learning support system that analyzes digitized Japanese historical woodblock printed books. The proposed system detects text lines, segments characters, and retrieves similar characters ... Keywords: Japanese historical book, character retrieval, character segmentation, learning support system, woodblock printed book

Chulapong Panichkriangkrai, Liang Li, Kozaburo Hachimura

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Performance and Cost Model for Solar Energy Technologies in Support of the Systems-Driven Approach  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A comprehensive solar technology systems analysis model is being developed to support the implementation of the systems driven approach to program planning for the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP). Use of this systems model, together with technology and cost benchmarking, market penetration analysis, and other relevant considerations, will support the development of program priorities and direction, and the subsequent investment needed to support R&D activities.

Mehos, M.; Mooney, D.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Plant Support Engineering: Generic Handbook for New System Engineers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In view of the demographics of todays nuclear plant system engineering organizations, newly hired and often inexperienced engineers are frequently assigned positions as system engineers. System engineering and training organizations are challenged with efficiently and effectively developing these individuals as expeditiously as possible.

2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

366

Effects of introducing collaborative technology on communications in a distributed safety-critical system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Communication and collaborative decision-making are critical activities in safety-critical systems such as marine transportation. As a result, new group technologies have been introduced to enhance communication and decision-making in these settings. ... Keywords: Automation, Case study, Communication, Decision support systems, Group decision support systems, Group support systems, Lean media, Marine transportation, Rich technology environment, Safety-critical system, Saint Lawrence Seaway, Technology impact, Technology introduction, Vessel traffic systems

Sudhendar Hanumantharao; Martha Grabowski

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

I-MINDS: A Multiagent System for Intelligent Computer- Supported Collaborative Learning and Classroom Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

I-MINDS provides a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) infrastructure and environment for learners in synchronous learning and classroom management applications for instructors, for large classroom or distance education situations. For supporting ... Keywords: Computer-supported collaborative learning, multiagent system

Leen-Kiat Soh; Nobel Khandaker; Hong Jiang

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

A new integrated tool for complex decision making: Application to the UK energy sector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a new integrated tool and decision support framework to approach complex problems resulting from the interaction of many multi-criteria issues. The framework is embedded in an integrated tool called OUTDO (Oxford University Tool for ... Keywords: Decision Support System, Energy and water, IBIS, MCDA

Julian David Hunt; René BañAres-AlcáNtara; David Hanbury

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Design and the Support of Transparency in VVPAT Systems in ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... a few VVPAT-capable systems, the first generation of which was used in Sacramento, California in November of 2002 and for municipal elections in ...

2010-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

370

Implementation of a Multi-Tiered Support System in Schools  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of public feedback during RTI team meetings on teacherS. E. (2005). Sustaining RTI through consultee-centeredM. E. (2009). Pioneering RTI systems that work: Social

Hatch, Abigail Ann

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Energy Basics: Supporting Equipment for Heating and Cooling Systems  

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

for Heating and Cooling Systems Thermostats and ducts provide opportunities for saving energy. Dehumidifying heat pipes provide a way to help central air conditioners and heat...

372

Proposing a decision-making model using analytical hierarchy process and fuzzy expert system for prioritizing industries in installation of combined heat and power systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Restructuring electric power and increasing energy cost encourage large energy consumers to utilize combined heat and power (CHP) systems. In addition to these two factors, the gradual exclusion of subsidies is the third factor intensifying the utilization ... Keywords: Analytic hierarchy process, Combined heat and power, Decision making, Fuzzy expert system, Industry

Mehdi Piltan; Erfan Mehmanchi; S. F. Ghaderi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Systems Approach and Quantitative Decision Tools for Technology Selection in Environmentally Friendly Drilling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

One of the petroleum industry?s goals is to reduce the environmental impact of oil and gas operations in environmentally sensitive areas. To achieve this, a number of Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) technologies have been developed to varying degrees. For example, the use of an elevated platform as an alternative to the gravel pad is less intrusive and leads to a more environmentally friendly approach to drilling operations. Elevated drilling platforms will require the use of piles. Another alternative to the gravel pad is the use of composite mats. Since the demand of low impact technologies for drill site construction has rapidly increased, the parametric study for the feasibility of using pile foundations and composite mats is conducted in this research. Even though a number of EFD technologies have already been developed to varying degrees, few have been integrated into a field demonstrable drilling system (i.e., combination of technologies) compatible with ecologically sensitive areas. In general, it is difficult to select the best combination of EFD technologies for a given site because there are many possible combinations and many different evaluation criteria. The proposed technology evaluation method is based on a systems analysis that can be used for integrating current and new EFD technologies into an optimal EFD system. An optimization scheme is suggested based on a combination of multi-attribute utility theory and exhaustively enumerating all possible technology combinations to provide a quantitative rationale and suggest the best set of systems according to a set of criteria, with the relative importance of the different criteria defined by the decision-maker. In this research, the sensitivity of the optimal solution to the weight factors and the effects of the uncertainty of input scores are also discussed using a case study. An application of the proposed approach is described by conducting a case study in Green Lake at McFaddin, TX. The main purpose of this case study is to test the proposed technology evaluation protocol in a real site and then to refine the protocol. This research describes the results of the case study which provided a more logical and comprehensive approach that maximized the economic and environmental goals of both the landowner and the oil company leaseholder.

Yu, Ok Y.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Decisions decisions plant vessels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes concepts for a family of plant vessels that help users make decisions or reach goals. The concepts use plants to mark time or answer questions for the user, creating a connection between the user and the individual plant. These concepts ...

Jenny Liang

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Engineering Task Plan for Routine Engineering Support for Core Sampler System  

SciTech Connect

Routine engineering support is required during normal operation of the core sampler trucks and associated ancillary equipment. This engineering support consists of, but is not limited to, troubleshooting operation problems, correcting minor design problems, assistance with work package preparation, assistance with procurement, fabrication shop support, planning of engineering tasks and preparation of associated Engineering Task Plans (ETP) and Engineering Service Requests (ESR). This ETP is the management plan document for implementing routine engineering support. Any additional changes to the scope of this ETP shall require a Letter of Instruction from Lockheed Martin Hanford Corp (LMHC). This document will also be the Work Planning Document for Development Control (HNF 1999a). The scope of this task will be to provide routine engineering support for Characterization equipment as required to support Characterization Operations. A task by task decision will be made by management to determine which tasks will be done per this ETP and if additional ETPs and/or ESRs are required. Due to the unique nature of this task, the only identifiable deliverable is to provide support as requested. Deliverables will be recorded in a task logbook as activities are identified. ESRs will be generated for tasks that require more than 40 person hours to complete, per Characterization Engineering Desk Instructions (DI 1999a).

BOGER, R.M.

1999-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

376

SRS Public Involvement in Waste Management Has Resulted in Effective Decisions Supported by the Public Including Disposal Changes and Top-to-Bottom Review Initiative Consensus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the Savannah River Site's (SRS') Solid Waste Management Program, a key to success is the Public Involvement Program. The Solid Waste Division at SRS manages the site's transuranic, low-level, mixed, and hazardous wastes. All decisions associated with management of this waste are of interest to the public and successful program implementation would be impossible without a vigorous public involvement program. The SRS Solid Waste Division (SWD) and its Department of Energy (DOE) customer developed, implemented, and maintain a comprehensive public participation and communications program. It is staffed by public participation and technical specialists to ensure information is presented in a manner that is technically accurate while being tailored for understanding by people without a technical background. The program provides the public with accurate, complete, timely information and early meaningful participation opportunities. It also fulfills the public participation activities required by laws, regulations, DOE Orders, and negotiated agreements. The primary goal of the SWD Public Participation Program is to fulfill the objectives of the SWD and SRS Strategic Plans to ''build trust and communicate openly, honestly, and responsibly with employees, customers, stakeholders, and regulators,'' and to ''work to extend the support of external stakeholders for the pursuit of SRS and DOE Complex business goals.'' This paper focuses on the public participation program goals, the implementation through formal plans and objectives, targeted waste management programs and specific audiences, and specific effects of the program on waste management activities. A discussion of the DOE and contractor teaming along with how plans are carried out is also included.

Goldston, W. T.; Villasor, H. P.

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

377

Code Reordering and Speculation Support for Dynamic Optimization System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract: For dynamic optimization systems, success is limited by two difficult problems arising from instruction reordering. Following optimization within and across basic block boundaries, both the ordering of exceptions and the observed processor ...

Erik M. Nystrom; Ronald D. Barnes; Matthew C. Merten; Wen-mei W. Hwu

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Analysis and Implementation for a Walking Support System for Visually Impaired People  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Visually impaired people are faced with challenges in detecting information about terrain. This paper presents a new walking support system for the blind to navigate without any assistance from others or using a guide cane. In this research, a belt, ... Keywords: Mobility, Navigation, Obstacles Avoidance Algorithm, Visually Impaired People, Walking Support System

Eklas Hossain; Md Raisuddin Khan; Riza Muhida; Ahad Ali

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

The complex fuzzy system forecasting model based on triangular fuzzy robust wavelet ?-support vector machine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a new version of fuzzy wavelet support vector regression machine to forecast the nonlinear fuzzy system with multi-dimensional input variables. The input and output variables of the proposed model are described as triangular fuzzy ... Keywords: Fuzzy ?-support vector machine, Fuzzy system forecasting, Particle swarm optimization, Wavelet kernel function

Qi Wu

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Effects of Group Support Systems and Content Facilitation on Knowledge Acquisition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the effects of group support systems (GSS) and content facilitation on individual knowledge acquisition in general, and on changes in an individual's knowledge structures in particular as indicated through concept mapping development. ... Keywords: Collaborative Learning, Facilitation, Group Support System

Ron Chi-Wai Kwok; Jian Ma; Douglas R. Vogel

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Electrically heated particulate filter propagation support methods and systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A control system that controls regeneration of a particulate filter is provided. The system generally includes a regeneration module that controls current to the particulate filter to initiate combustion of particulate matter in the particulate filter. A propagation module estimates a propagation status of the combustion of the particulate matter based on a combustion temperature. A temperature adjustment module controls the combustion temperature by selectively increasing a temperature of exhaust that passes through the particulate filter.

Gonze, Eugene V [Pinckney, MI; Ament, Frank [Troy, MI

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

382

Indicators to support environmental sustainability of bioenergy systems  

SciTech Connect

Indicators are needed to assess environmental sustainability of bioenergy systems. Effective indicators will help in the quantification of benefits and costs of bioenergy options and resource uses. We identify 19 measurable indicators for soil quality, water quality and quantity, greenhouse gases, biodiversity, air quality, and productivity, building on existing knowledge and on national and international programs that are seeking ways to assess sustainable bioenergy. Together, this suite of indicators is hypothesized to reflect major environmental effects of diverse feedstocks, management practices, and post-production processes. The importance of each indicator is identified. Future research relating to this indicator suite is discussed, including field testing, target establishment, and application to particular bioenergy systems. Coupled with such efforts, we envision that this indicator suite can serve as a basis for the practical evaluation of environmental sustainability in a variety of bioenergy systems.

Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Baskaran, Latha Malar [ORNL; Downing, Mark [ORNL; Eaton, Laurence M [ORNL; McBride, Allen [ORNL; Efroymson, Rebecca Ann [ORNL; Garten Jr, Charles T [ORNL; Kline, Keith L [ORNL; Jager, Yetta [ORNL; Mulholland, Patrick J [ORNL; Parish, Esther S [ORNL; Schweizer, Peter E [ORNL; Storey, John Morse [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Database Supported Bacnet Data Acquisition System for Building Energy Diagnostics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper reports a tool that can be used to acquire and store the BACnet (A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks) data for the purpose of building energy system Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD). Building Automation Control (BAC) systems have become a common practice in recently constructed buildings in the United States. Although building operational data could readily be collected for various analysis purposes, there is still a debate in building community which or what FDD method is better in terms of performance matrix, such as false alarm rate and training data requirement, etc. Therefore, from the user's perspective, it is potentially beneficial to try out different FDD methods before the deployment, or even develop a dedicated FDD method in a specific case. This is the motivation for development of the BACnet data storage system discussed in this paper, which could then be used together with BACnet data acquisition module in an open source Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) environment [2]. This paper discusses (1) Relational database schema development for the purpose of storing building operational data and FDD analysis data (2) Development of the connector in BCVTB that enables the transition from the BACnet module to the database module and (3)Testing of the integrated system in a real building. The relational database is intended to be general and detailed enough so that it can be applied to different buildings and projects with various complexity without any major structure change. The BACnet-reader to database connector enables seamless data flow from commercial BACnet system to user's customized workstation. The integrated system enables users to analyze building operational data in an effective and efficient way, which helps achieve automated FDD in buildings.

Li, Z.; Augenbroe, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

MICA: A Mobile Support System for Warehouse Workers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thousands of small and medium-sized companies world-wide have non-automated warehouses. Picking orders are manually processed by blue-collar workers; however, this process is highly error-prone. There are various kinds of picking errors that can occur, ... Keywords: Assistance System, Interaction-by-Doing, Positioning, RFID, Warehouse

Christian R. Prause; Marc Jentsch; Markus Eisenhauer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Target System and Support Facility 3.1 Introduction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the facility, a maintenance cell at the ground floor elevation for handling magnet components, a hot cell at the tunnel level for mercury target system components, and various remote-handling equipment used-Z targets, such as Inconel, or mercury. It would also be expected to get too hot with a 4 MW beam, which we

McDonald, Kirk

386

An integrated energy simulation model of the Federal Republic of Germany as a decision aid for analyzing and planning the energy system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As a decision aid for planning the national energy system the Programme Group of Systems Analysis and Technological Development (STE) of the Nuclear Research Centre (KFA) at Jülich (Federal Republic of Germany) has developed a simulation model which ...

Hans-Paul Schwefel; Kurt Schmitz

1977-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Record of Decision for a Dry Storage Container System for the Management of Navel Spent Nuclear Fuel, January 7, 1997  

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

5 5 Federal Register / Vol. 62, No. 5 / Wednesday, January 8, 1997 / Notices Department of the Navy Record of Decision for a Dry Storage Container System for the Management of Naval Spent Nuclear Fuel SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA procedures, 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508; and Chief of Naval Operations Environmental and Natural Resources Program Manual, OPNAV Instruction 5090.1B; the Department of the Navy announces its decision to implement the preferred alternative (dual-purpose canisters) identified in the final Environmental Impact Statement for a Container System for the Management of Naval Spent Nuclear Fuel (EIS) dated November 1996. The Department of

388

A framework for organizing the space of decision problems with application to solving subjective, context-dependent problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Developing Decision Support Systems (DSS) is a difficult task, prone to errors and susceptible to colossal failures. In order to alleviate this difficulty and its consequences, we propose a framework for organizing the space of decision problems based ... Keywords: Case-based reasoning, Clustering, Decision problems characteristics, Influence knowledge graph, Software development

Yoram Reich; Adi Kapeliuk

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Using systems analysis to improve decision making in solving mixed waste problems at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Systems analysis methods and tools have been developed and applied to the problem of selecting treatment technologies for mixed wastes. The approach, which is based on decision analysis, process modeling, and process simulation with a tool developed in-house, provides a one-of-a-kind resource for waste treatment alternatives evaluation and has played a key role in developing mandated treatment plans for Oak Ridge Reservation mixed waste.

Ferrada, J.J.; Welch, T.D.; Osborne-Lee, I.W.; Nehls, J.W. Jr.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Design, field experiments and evaluation of a web-based remote medical care support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this research, we propose and develop a remote medical care system to support nurses, care managers and care helpers during their work. The proposed system has three functions: a multipoint communication function using video images and voice, ... Keywords: communication, doctor agents, drip infusion monitoring, healthcare technology, internet, medical care support systems, remote medical care, remote video conferencing, vital signs, web-based medical care

Akio Koyama; Junpei Arai; Satoshi Sasaki; Leonard Barolli

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Algorithmic support for commodity-based parallel computing systems.  

SciTech Connect

The Computational Plant or Cplant is a commodity-based distributed-memory supercomputer under development at Sandia National Laboratories. Distributed-memory supercomputers run many parallel programs simultaneously. Users submit their programs to a job queue. When a job is scheduled to run, it is assigned to a set of available processors. Job runtime depends not only on the number of processors but also on the particular set of processors assigned to it. Jobs should be allocated to localized clusters of processors to minimize communication costs and to avoid bandwidth contention caused by overlapping jobs. This report introduces new allocation strategies and performance metrics based on space-filling curves and one dimensional allocation strategies. These algorithms are general and simple. Preliminary simulations and Cplant experiments indicate that both space-filling curves and one-dimensional packing improve processor locality compared to the sorted free list strategy previously used on Cplant. These new allocation strategies are implemented in Release 2.0 of the Cplant System Software that was phased into the Cplant systems at Sandia by May 2002. Experimental results then demonstrated that the average number of communication hops between the processors allocated to a job strongly correlates with the job's completion time. This report also gives processor-allocation algorithms for minimizing the average number of communication hops between the assigned processors for grid architectures. The associated clustering problem is as follows: Given n points in {Re}d, find k points that minimize their average pairwise L{sub 1} distance. Exact and approximate algorithms are given for these optimization problems. One of these algorithms has been implemented on Cplant and will be included in Cplant System Software, Version 2.1, to be released. In more preliminary work, we suggest improvements to the scheduler separate from the allocator.

Leung, Vitus Joseph; Bender, Michael A. (State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY); Bunde, David P. (University of Illinois, Urbna, IL); Phillips, Cynthia Ann

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

IBRD Operational Decision Framework  

SciTech Connect

The IBRD Operational Decision Framework in this document is an expansion of an emerging general risk management framework under development by an interagency working group. It provides the level of detail necessary to develop a general Consequence Management Guidance Document for biological contamination remediation and restoration. It is the intent of this document to support both wide area and individual site remediation and restoration activities. This product was initiated as a portion of the IBRD Task 1 Systems Analysis to aid in identification of wide area remediation and restoration shortcomings and gaps. The draft interagency general risk management framework was used as the basis for the analysis. The initial Task 1 analysis document expanded the draft interagency framework to a higher level of resolution, building on both the logic structure and the accompanying text explanations. It was then employed in a qualitative manner to identify responsible agencies, data requirements, tool requirements, and current capabilities for each decision and task. This resulted in identifying shortcomings and gaps needing resolution. Several meetings of a joint LLNL/SNL working group reviewed and approved the initial content of this analysis. At the conclusion of Task 1, work continued on the expanded framework to generate this Operational Decision Framework which is consistent with the existing interagency general risk management framework. A large LLNL task group met repeatedly over a three-month period to develop the expanded framework, coordinate the framework with the biological remediation checklist, and synchronize the logic with the Consequence Management Plan table of contents. The expanded framework was briefed at a large table top exercise reviewing the interagency risk management framework. This exercise had representation from major US metropolitan areas as well as national agencies. This product received positive comments from the participants. Upon completion of the Operational Decision Framework, another joint LLNL/SNL working group conducted a day-long review. Identified modifications were made to the document, resulting in the included product.

Greenwalt, R; Hibbard, W; Raber, E; Carlsen, T; Folks, K; MacQueen, D; Mancieri, S; Bunt, T; Richards, J; Hirabayashi-Dethier, J

2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

393

Decision Summaries  

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

oha/decision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals oha/decision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014 http://energy.gov/oha/articles/summary-decisions-december-30-2013-january-3-2014 decisions-december-30-2013-january-3-2014" class="title-link">Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014

394

ExM: System Support for Extreme-Scale, Many-Task Applications | Argonne  

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ExM: System Support for Extreme-Scale, Many-Task Applications ExM: System Support for Extreme-Scale, Many-Task Applications ExM: System Support for Extreme-Scale, Many-Task Applications ExM (Exascale Many-task) focuses on a novel stack of system services that will enable a broader range of applications to be easily developed and efficiently executed on extreme-scale platforms. The ExM middleware stack supports a highly parallel, functional data model that exposes and automates the many levels of execution needed to efficiently leverage extreme-scale computing systems for complex, many-task applications. The goal of the ExM project is to achieve the technical advances required to execute many-task applications efficiently, reliably, and easily on petascale and exascale computers. In this way, extreme-scale computing will

395

Dynamic interaction in knowledge based systems: An exploratory investigation and empirical evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In response to the need for knowledge based support in unstructured domains, researchers and practitioners have begun developing systems that mesh the traditional attributes of knowledge based systems (KBS) and decision support system (DSS). One such ... Keywords: Advisory systems, Decision support systems, Dynamic interaction, Knowledge based systems

Brandon A. Beemer; Dawn G. Gregg

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Experimental-based modeling of a support structure as part of a full system model  

SciTech Connect

Structural dynamic systems are often attached to a support structure to simulate proper boundary conditions during testing. In some cases the support structure is fairly simple and can be modeled by discrete springs and dampers. In other cases the desired test conditions necessitate the use of a support structural that introduces dynamics of its own. For such cases a more complex structural dynamic model is required to simulate the response of the full combined system. In this paper experimental frequency response functions, admittance function modeling concepts, and least squares reductions are used to develop a support structure model including both translational and rotational degrees of freedom at an attachment location. Subsequently, the modes of the support structure are estimated, and a NASTRAN model is created for attachment to the tested system.

CARNE,THOMAS G.; DOHRMANN,CLARK R.

2000-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

397

Computer assisted decision making for new product introduction investments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Business strategy is currently largely defined by the way that an organisation interacts with its stanapproach for supporting new product introduction (NPI) investments. The proposed methodology combines the existing concepts of directional policy matrix ... Keywords: Decision support, Fuzzy expert system, New product introduction, Real options

A. Tiwari; K. Vergidis; Y. Kuo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

The Cold Mass Support System and the Helium Cooling System for theMICE Focusing Solenoid  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The heart of the absorber focus coil (AFC) module for the muon ionization cooling experiment (MICE) is the two-coil superconducting solenoid that surrounds the muon absorber. The superconducting magnet focuses the muons that are cooled using ionization cooling, in order to improve the efficiency of cooling. The coils of the magnet may either be run in the solenoid mode (both coils operate at the same polarity) or the gradient (the coils operate at opposite polarity). The AFC magnet cold mass support system is designed to carry a longitudinal force up to 700 kN. The AFC module will be cooled using three pulse tube coolers that produce 1.5 W of cooling at 4.2 K. One of the coolers will be used to cool the liquid (hydrogen or helium) absorber used for ionization cooling. The other two coolers will cool the superconducting solenoid. This report will describe the MICE AFC magnet. The cold mass supports will be discussed. The reasons for using a pulsed tube cooler to cool this superconducting magnet will also be discussed.

Yang, Stephanie Q.; Green, Michael A.; Lau, Wing W.; Senanayake,Rohan S.; Witte, Holger

2006-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

399

Judicial support systems: ideas for a privacy ontology-based case analyzer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowadays, ontology is applied as an integral part of many applications in several domains, especially in the world of law. The ontology based judicial support system is believed as a useful tool to support, for example, the legal argumentation assistant ... Keywords: privacy directives, privacy ontology, privacy ontology structure, privacy principles, woolf reforms

Yan Tang; Robert Meersman

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Social translucence: an approach to designing systems that support social processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We are interested in desiging systems that support communication and collaboration among large groups of people over computing networks. We begin by asking what properties of the physical world support graceful human-human communication in face-to-face ... Keywords: CMC, CMI, CSCW, computer-mediated communication, social computing, social navigation, social visualization, visualization

Thomas Erickson; Wendy A. Kellogg

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Decision insight into stakeholder conflict for ERN.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Participatory modeling has become an important tool in facilitating resource decision making and dispute resolution. Approaches to modeling that are commonly used in this context often do not adequately account for important human factors. Current techniques provide insights into how certain human activities and variables affect resource outcomes; however, they do not directly simulate the complex variables that shape how, why, and under what conditions different human agents behave in ways that affect resources and human interactions related to them. Current approaches also do not adequately reveal how the effects of individual decisions scale up to have systemic level effects in complex resource systems. This lack of integration prevents the development of more robust models to support decision making and dispute resolution processes. Development of integrated tools is further hampered by the fact that collection of primary data for decision-making modeling is costly and time consuming. This project seeks to develop a new approach to resource modeling that incorporates both technical and behavioral modeling techniques into a single decision-making architecture. The modeling platform is enhanced by use of traditional and advanced processes and tools for expedited data capture. Specific objectives of the project are: (1) Develop a proof of concept for a new technical approach to resource modeling that combines the computational techniques of system dynamics and agent based modeling, (2) Develop an iterative, participatory modeling process supported with traditional and advance data capture techniques that may be utilized to facilitate decision making, dispute resolution, and collaborative learning processes, and (3) Examine potential applications of this technology and process. The development of this decision support architecture included both the engineering of the technology and the development of a participatory method to build and apply the technology. Stakeholder interaction with the model and associated data capture was facilitated through two very different modes of engagement, one a standard interface involving radio buttons, slider bars, graphs and plots, while the other utilized an immersive serious gaming interface. The decision support architecture developed through this project was piloted in the Middle Rio Grande Basin to examine how these tools might be utilized to promote enhanced understanding and decision-making in the context of complex water resource management issues. Potential applications of this architecture and its capacity to lead to enhanced understanding and decision-making was assessed through qualitative interviews with study participants who represented key stakeholders in the basin.

Siirola, John; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Benz, Zachary O.; Stansbury, Melanie; Richards, Elizabeth H.; Turnley, Jessica Glicken (Galisteo Consulting); Warrender, Christina E.; Morrow, James Dan

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Bidirectional Reflectance Round-Robin in Support of the Earth Observing System Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Laboratory measurements of the bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) of diffuse reflectors are required to support calibration in the Earth Observing System (EOS) program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. To ...

E. A. Early; P. Y. Barnes; B. C. Johnson; J. J. Butler; C. J. Bruegge; S. F. Biggar; P. R. Spyak; M. M. Pavlov

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

The Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration The Target System and Support Facility  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

off in a hot cell. Kirk T. McDonald May 4, 2001 12 #12;The Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration Target System Support Facility Extensive shielding; remote handling capability. Kirk T. Mc

McDonald, Kirk

404

The Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration The Target System and Support Facility  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

off in a hot cell. Kirk T. McDonald May 4, 2001 12 #12; The Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration Target System Support Facility Extensive shielding; remote handling capability. Kirk T. Mc

McDonald, Kirk

405

Facility design philosophy: Tank Waste Remediation System Process support and infrastructure definition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the current facility design philosophy for the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) process support and infrastructure definition. The Tank Waste Remediation System Facility Configuration Study (FCS) initially documented the identification and definition of support functions and infrastructure essential to the TWRS processing mission. Since the issuance of the FCS, the Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) has proceeded to develop information and requirements essential for the technical definition of the TWRS treatment processing programs.

Leach, C.E.; Galbraith, J.D. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Grant, P.R.; Francuz, D.J.; Schroeder, P.J. [Fluor Daniel, Inc., Richland, WA (United States)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

An Object-Oriented Nano-Kernel for Operating System Hardware Support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract: The nano-kernel in the /spl mu/Choices operating system provides hardware support for the operating system. The nano-kernel is a single, modular subsystem that encapsulates the hardware and presents an idealized machine architecture to the ... Keywords: /spl mu/Choices operating system hardware support, UNIX, Unix, abstract classes, hardware encapsulation, higher level abstractions, idealized machine architecture, interface, object-oriented methods, object-oriented nano-kernel, object-oriented programming, operating system kernels, policy, portable design, process paradigms, single modular subsystem, software portability, virtual memory

D. K. Raila

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Identifying potential repositories for radioactive waste: multiple criteria decision analysis and critical infrastructure systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An approach for the analysis and management of multiple criteria critical infrastructure problems is put forth. Nuclear waste management involves complex tradeoffs under uncertainty. Among all waste either generated by nature or human activities, radioactive nuclear waste is the most toxic to human health and difficult to manage: it is known that some nuclear waste material will be radioactive and potentially dangerous for hundreds of thousands of years. This paper discusses the use of multiple criteria decision analysis techniques such as the analytic hierarchy process for recommending sites to be considered as potential repositories for nuclear waste.

Kouichi Taji; Jason K. Levy; Jens Hartmann; Michelle L. Bell; Richard M. Anderson; Benjamin F. Hobbs; Tom Feglar

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Multiattribute decision analysis method for evaluating buildings and building systems. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Multiattribute decision analysis (MADA) methods consider non-financial attributes (qualitative and quantitative) in addition to common financial worth measures when evaluating project alternatives. The report reviews 14 classes of methods for performing MADA. It summarizes their usefulness for screening, ranking, and choosing among projects; their data input requirements; and how each method scores project alternatives. Two methods--the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and non-traditional capital investment criteria (NCIC)--are described in detail. Assumptions, procedures, strengths, and limitations are described for each.

Norris, G.A.; Marshall, H.E.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report for Corrective Action 405: Area 3 Septic Systems, Tonopah Test Range, Nevada Rev. No.: 0, April 2002  

SciTech Connect

This Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report (CADD/CR) has been prepared for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 405, Area 3 Septic Systems, in accordance with the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. Located on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) approximately 235 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada, CAU 405 consists of three Corrective Action Sites (CASs): 03-05-002-SW03, Septic Waste System (aka: Septic Waste System [SWS] 3); 03-05-002-SW04, Septic Waste System (aka: SWS 4); 03-05-002-SW07, Septic Waste System (aka: SWS 7). The CADD and CR have been combined into one report because no further action is recommended for this CAU, and this report provides specific information necessary to support this recommendation. The CAU consists of three leachfields and associated collection systems that were installed in or near Area 3 for wastewater disposal. These systems were used until a consolidated sewer system was installed in 1990. Historically, operations within various buildin gs in and near Area 3 of the TTR generated sanitary and industrial wastewaters. There is a potential that contaminants of concern (COCs) were present in the wastewaters and were disposed of in septic tanks and leachfields. The justification for closure of this CAU without further action is based on process knowledge and the results of the investigative activities. Closure activities were performed at these CASs between January 14 and February 2, 2002, and included the removal and proper disposal of media containing regulated constituents and proper closure of septic tanks. No further action is appropriate because all necessary activities have been completed. No use restrictions are required to be imposed for these sites since the investigation showed no evidence of COCs identified in the soil for CAU 405.

IT Coroporation, Las Vegas, NV

2002-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

410

Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 274: Septic Systems, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, Rev. No.: 0  

SciTech Connect

This Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report has been prepared for Corrective Action Unit 274, Septic Systems, Nevada Test Site (NTS), Nevada in accordance with the ''Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order'' (1996). Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 274 is comprised of five corrective action sites (CASs): (1) CAS 03-02-01, WX-6 ETS Building Septic System; (2) CAS 06-02-01, Cesspool; (3) CAS 09-01-01, Spill Site; (4) CAS 09-05-01, Leaching Pit; and (5) CAS 20-05-01, Septic System. The purpose of this Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report is to provide justification and documentation supporting the closure of CAU 274 with no further corrective action. To achieve this, corrective action investigation (CAI) activities were performed from November 14 through December 17, 2005 as set forth in the CAU 274 Corrective Action Investigation Plan. The purpose of the CAI was to fulfill the following data needs as defined during the data quality objective (DQO) process: (1) Determine whether contaminants of concern (COCs) are present. (2) If contaminants of concern are present, determine their nature and extent. (3) Provide sufficient information and data to complete appropriate corrective actions. The CAU 274 dataset from the investigation results was evaluated based on the data quality indicator parameters. This evaluation demonstrated the quality and acceptability of the dataset for use in fulfilling the DQO data needs. Analytes detected during the CAI were evaluated against final action levels (FALs) established in this document. No analytes were detected at concentrations exceeding the FALs. No COCs have been released to the soil at CAU 274, and corrective action is not required. Therefore, the DQO data needs were met, and it was determined that no corrective action based on risk to human receptors is necessary for the site. All FALs were calculated using the industrial site worker scenario except for benzo(a)pyrene, which was calculated based on the occasional use scenario. Benzo(a)pyrene was detected above the preliminary action level at CAS 20-05-01; however, it was not identified as a COC because the concentration was below the FAL. As a best management practice and to ensure that future site workers are not exposed to this site contaminant for more than this decision-basis exposure duration, an administrative use restriction was established around the leachfield at CAS 20-05-01. In addition, the removal of the septic tanks and septic tank contents at CASs 03-02-01, 06-02-01, and 20-05-01 was performed.

Grant Evenson

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Adaptive subcarrier and bit allocation in OFDMA systems supporting heterogeneous services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) is an efficient multiple access method for the future wireless systems. This paper studies the adaptive subcarrier and bit allocation problem in OFDMA systems to support heterogeneous services. The ... Keywords: Adaptive subcarrier and bit allocation, Fairness, Heterogeneous services, OFDMA, QoS

Guanding Yu; Zhaoyang Zhang; Peiliang Qiu

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Renewable Energy System Test and Support Laboratory , T L Pryor2  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ACRELab Renewable Energy System Test and Support Laboratory T Spooner1 , T L Pryor2 , N Wilmot3 , G for Renewable Energy AUSTRALIA Abstract ACRELab is a new testing laboratory for Renewable Energy (RE) systems. It is located at the headquarters of the Australian CRC for Renewable Energy (ACRE) on the Murdoch University

413

LinkLights: a modular, user adaptable system to support rehabilitation practices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The project described in this paper aims to provide assistive tools to support elderly people affected by vestibular dysfunction (i.e. a form of balance disorder leading to dizziness and nausea) in their home-based rehabilitation activities. Challenges ... Keywords: end-user programming, health, home-based, modular system, participatory design, rehabilitation, vestibular system

Erik Grönvall; Gunnar Kramp

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Support and control system of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant gas generation experiment glovebox  

SciTech Connect

A glovebox was designed and fabricated to house test containers loaded with contact handled transuranic (CH-TRU) waste. The test containers were designed to simulate the environmental characteristics of the caverns at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The support and control systems used to operate and maintain the Gas Generation Experiment (GGE) include the following: glovebox atmosphere and pressure control, test container support, glovebox operation support, and gas supply and exhaust systems. The glovebox atmosphere and pressure control systems consist of various components used to control both the pressure and quality of the argon atmosphere inside the glovebox. The glovebox pressure is maintained by three separate pressure control systems. The primary pressure control system is designed to maintain the glovebox at a negative pressure with the other two control systems serving as redundant safety backups. The quality of the argon atmosphere is controlled using a purifying bed system that removes oxygen and moisture. Glovebox atmosphere contaminants that are monitored on a continuous or periodic basis include moisture, oxygen, and nitrogen. The gas generation experiment requires the test containers to be filled with brine, leak tested, maintained at a constant temperature, and the gas head space of the test container sampled on a periodic basis. Test container support systems consisting of a brine addition system, leak test system, heating system, and gas sampling system were designed and implemented. A rupture disk system was constructed to provide pressure relief to the test containers. Operational requirements stipulated that test container temperature and pressure be monitored and collected on a continuous basis. A data acquisition system (DAS) was specifically designed to meet these requirements.

Benjamin, W.W.; Knight, C.J.; Michelbacher, J.A.; Rosenberg, K.E.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Self-adjustable supplemental support system for a cylindrical container in a housing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A self-adjustable supplementary support system for a cylindrical container coaxially disposed in a cylindrical housing by upper flanged supports has a plurality of outwardly extending bracket units on the external surface of the container which coact with inwardly extending resiliently outwardly extending bracket units on the inner wall of the cylindrical housing. The bracket units have flanges which form a concave surface that seats on support bars, attached by links to torsion bars that are secured to ring segments annularly spaced about the inner wall of the cylindrical housing and the bracket units and support bars coact with each other to radially position and support the container in the housing during movement of the two components from a vertical to a horizontal position, and during transportation of the same. 14 figs.

Blaushild, R.M.

1987-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

416

Self-adjustable supplemental support system for a cylindrical container in a housing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A self-adjustable supplementary support system for a cylindrical container coaxially disposed in a cylindrical housing by upper flanged supports has a plurality of outwardly extending bracket units on the external surface of the container which coact with inwardly extending resiliently outwardly extending bracket units on the inner wall of the cylindrical housing. The bracket units have flanges which form a concave surface that seats on support bars, attached by links to torsion bars that are secured to ring segments annularly spaced about the inner wall of the cylindrical housing and the bracket units and support bars coact with each other to radially position and support the container in the housing during movement of the two components from a vertical to a horizontal position, and during transportation of the same.

Blaushild, Ronald M. (Wilkinsburg, PA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

System Performance Measurement Supports Design Recommendations for Solar Ventilation Preheat System (Brochure), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

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

System Performance System Performance Measurement Supports Design Recommendations for Solar Ventilation Preheat System The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) sponsored the installation of a data monitoring system to analyze the efficiency and performance of a large solar ventilation preheat (SVP) system. The system was installed at a Federal installation to reduce energy consumption and costs and to help meet Federal energy goals and mandates. SVP systems draw ventilation air in through a perforated metal solar collector with a dark color on the south side of a build-

418

Impact of Public Market Information System (PMIS) on Farmers Food Marketing Decisions: Case of Benin  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Shepherd, A. W. (1997). Market Information Services - Theory2009 Impact of Public Market Information System (PMIS) on2009) Impact of Public Market Information System (PMIS) on

Kpenavoun Chogou, Sylvain; Gandonou, Esaie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Corrective Action Decision Document for Corrective Action Unit 562: Waste Systems Nevada Test Site, Nevada, Revision 0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Corrective Action Decision Document (CADD) presents information supporting the selection of corrective action alternatives (CAAs) leading to the closure of Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 562, Waste Systems, in Areas 2, 23, and 25 of the Nevada Test Site, Nevada. This complies with the requirements of the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) that was agreed to by the State of Nevada; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Management; U.S. Department of Defense; and DOE, Legacy Management. Corrective Action Unit 562 comprises the following corrective action sites (CASs): • 02-26-11, Lead Shot • 02-44-02, Paint Spills and French Drain • 02-59-01, Septic System • 02-60-01, Concrete Drain • 02-60-02, French Drain • 02-60-03, Steam Cleaning Drain • 02-60-04, French Drain • 02-60-05, French Drain • 02-60-06, French Drain • 02-60-07, French Drain • 23-60-01, Mud Trap Drain and Outfall • 23-99-06, Grease Trap • 25-60-04, Building 3123 Outfalls The purpose of this CADD is to identify and provide the rationale for the recommendation of CAAs for the 13 CASs within CAU 562. Corrective action investigation (CAI) activities were performed from July 27, 2009, through May 12, 2010, as set forth in the CAU 562 Corrective Action Investigation Plan. The purpose of the CAI was to fulfill the following data needs as defined during the data quality objective (DQO) process: • Determine whether COCs are present. • If COCs are present, determine their nature and extent. • Provide sufficient information and data to complete appropriate corrective actions. A data quality assessment (DQA) performed on the CAU 562 data demonstrated the quality and acceptability of the data for use in fulfilling the DQO data needs. Analytes detected during the CAI were evaluated against appropriate final action levels (FALs) to identify the COCs for each CAS. The results of the CAI identified COCs at 10 of the 13 CASs in CAU 562, and thus corrective action is required. Assessment of the data generated from investigation activities conducted at CAU 562 is shown in Table ES-1. Based on the evaluation of analytical data from the CAI, review of future and current operations at the 13 CASs, and the detailed and comparative analysis of the potential CAAs, the following corrective actions are recommended for CAU 562. • No further action is the preferred corrective action for CASs 02-60-01, 02-60-06, and 02-60-07. • Clean closure is the preferred corrective action for CASs 02-26-11, 02-44-02, 02-59-01, 02-60-02, 02-60-03, 02-60-04, 02-60-05, 23-60-01, 23-99-06, and 25-60-04. The preferred CAAs were evaluated on technical merit focusing on performance, reliability, feasibility, safety, and cost. The alternatives were judged to meet all requirements for the technical components evaluated. The alternatives meet all applicable federal and state regulations for closure of the site and will reduce potential exposures to contaminated media to acceptable levels. The DOE, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office provides the following recommendations: • No further corrective action is required at CASs 02-60-01, 02-60-06, and 02-60-07. • Clean closure is recommended for the remaining 10 CASs in CAU 562. • A Corrective Action Plan will be submitted to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection that contains a detailed description of the proposed actions that will be taken to implement the selected corrective actions.

Mark Krause

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

WIPP supplementary roof support system Room 1, Panel 1: Geotechnical field data analysis report  

SciTech Connect

The design of the Room 1, Panel 1, supplementary roof support system was finalized in September 1991, and the system successfully installed in the test bin area between the bulkheads by December 1991. Simultaneously with the support system installation, existing monitoring system was upgraded to meet the needs of the installed roof support. This included extensometers, closure stations, rockbolt load cells as well as survey measurements of roof sag and floor lift. A Project Control Group (PCG) was established in order to monitor room and support system performance. Weekly meetings of the PCG were held to review all monitored data against criteria set in the initial design, and to modify these where necessary. Records of these meetings have been kept, with copies of all data summaries and action notes. These data records are maintained in the Engineering data files. After more than ten months of monitoring and reviewing experience, several modifications have been made both to the way data has been reported as well as to the load adjustment criteria. The support system has performed as expected in the design, with no signs of instability developing considering the rates of roof deformation, the rock bolt loads and the observed fracture behavior in the roof. This is particularly true of the horizon in which the rockbolt anchors are located, the most critical part of the design. The distribution of load build-up, throughout the 286 rockbolt load cells installed, in the Room 1 has been found satisfactory, and the load increases as evaluated by the PCG on a weekly basis have been within the acceptable range. The minimum life of the installed support system is estimated at 15 years based on the highest roof expansion rate experienced to date. This report provides analysis of geotechnical field data collected up to December 1992.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Waste heat recovery system having thermal sleeve support for heat pipe  

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A system for recovering waste heat from a stream of heated gas is disclosed. The system includes a convection heat transfer chamber, a boiler tank, and a plurality of heat pipes thermally interconnecting the convection heat transfer chamber with the boiler tank. Each of the heat pipes includes an evaporator section which is disposed in heat transfer relation with a stream of heated gas flowing through the convection heat transfer chamber, and a condenser section disposed in heat transfer relation with a volume of water contained within the boiler tank. The boiler tank is provided with a header plate having an array of heat pipe openings through which the heat pipes project. A heat pipe support sleeve is received in each heat pipe opening in sealed engagement with the header plate, with the heat pipes projecting through the support sleeves and thermally interconnecting the convection heat transfer chamber with the boiler tank. An intermediate portion of each heat pipe is received in sealed engagement with its associated support sleeve. In a preferred embodiment, heat transfer through the support sleeve is minimized in an arrangement in which each heat pipe opening is reduced by a stepped bore with the support sleeve connected in threaded, sealed engagement with the stepped bore. Futhermore, in this arrangement, the support sleeve has swaged end portions which project beyond the header plate and engage the heat pipe on opposite sides at points which are remote with respect to the support sleeve/header plate interface. One of the swages end portions is sealed against the heat pipe in a fluid-tight union within the boiler tank. The support sleeve is radially spaced with respect to the heat pipe, and is also radially spaced with respect to the heat pipe opening whereby heat transfer through the walls of the heat pipe to the support sleeve and to the header plate is minimized by concentric annular air gaps.

McCurley, J.

1984-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

422

Waste heat recovery system having thermal sleeve support for heat pipe  

SciTech Connect

A system for recovering waste heat from a stream of heated gas is disclosed. The system includes a convection heat transfer chamber, a boiler tank, and a plurality of heat pipes thermally interconnecting the convection heat transfer chamber with the boiler tank. Each of the heat pipes includes an evaporator section which is disposed in heat transfer relation with a stream of heated gas flowing through the convection heat transfer chamber, and a condenser section disposed in heat transfer relation with a volume of water contained within the boiler tank. The boiler tank is provided with a header plate having an array of heat pipe openings through which the heat pipes project. A heat pipe support sleeve is received in each heat pipe opening in sealed engagement with the header plate, with the heat pipes projecting through the support sleeves and thermally interconnecting the convection heat transfer chamber with the boiler tank. An intermediate portion of each heat pipe is received in sealed engagement with its associated support sleeve. In a preferred embodiment, heat transfer through the support sleeve is minimized in an arrangement in which each heat pipe opening is reduced by a stepped bore with the support sleeve connected in threaded, sealed engagement with the stepped bore. Furthermore, in this arrangement, the support sleeve has swaged end portions which project beyond the header plate and engage the heat pipe on opposite sides at points which are remote with respect to the support sleeve/header plate interface. One of the swaged end portions is sealed against the heat pipe in a fluid-tight union within the boiler tank. The support sleeve is radially spaced with respect to the heat pipe, and is also radially spaced with respect to the heat pipe opening whereby heat transfer through the walls of the heat pipe to the support sleeve and to the header plate is minimized by concentric annular air gaps.

McCurley, J.

1984-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

423

Waste heat recovery system having thermal sleeve support for heat pipe  

SciTech Connect

A system for recovering waste heat from a stream of heated gas is disclosed. The system includes a convection heat transfer chamber, a boiler tank, and a plurality of heat pipes thermally interconnecting the convection heat transfer chamber with the boiler tank. Each of the heat pipes includes an evaporator section which is disposed in heat transfer relation with a stream of heated gas flowing through the convection heat transfer chamber, and a condenser section disposed in heat transfer relation with a volume of water contained within the boiler tank. The boiler tank is provided with a header plate having an array of heat pipe openings through which the heat pipes project. A heat pipe support sleeve is received in each heat pipe opening in sealed engagement with the header plate, with the heat pipes projecting through the support sleeves and thermally interconnecting the convection heat transfer chamber with the boiler tank. An intermediate portion of each heat pipe is received in sealed engagement with its associated support sleeve. In a preferred embodiment, heat transfer through the support sleeve is minimized in an arrangement in which each heat pipe opening is reduced by a stepped bore with the support sleeve connected in threaded, sealed engagement with the stepped bore. Furthermore, in this arrangement, the support sleeve has swaged end portions which project beyond the header plate and engage the heat pipe on opposite sides at points which are remote with respect to the support sleeve/header plate interface. One of the swaged end portions is sealed against the heat pipe in a fluid-tight union within the boiler tank. The support sleeve is radially spaced with respect to the heat pipe and is also radially spaced with respect to the heat pipe opening whereby heat transfer through the walls of the heat pipe to the support sleeve and to the header plate is minimized by concentric annular air gaps.

McCurley, J.

1984-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

424

Waste heat recovery system having thermal sleeve support for heat pipe  

SciTech Connect

A system for recovering waste heat from a stream of heated gas is disclosed. The system includes a convection heat transfer chamber, a boiler tank, and a plurality of heat pipes thermally interconnecting the convection heat transfer chamber with the boiler tank. Each of the heat pipes includes an evaporator section which is disposed in heat transfer relation with a stream of heated gas flowing through the convection heat transfer chamber, and a condenser section disposed in heat transfer relation with a volume of water contained within the boiler tank. The boiler tank is provided with a header plate having an array of heat pipe openings through which the heat pipes project. A heat support sleeve is received in each heat pipe opening in sealed engagement with the header plate, with the heat pipes projecting through the support sleeves and thermally interconnecting the convection heat transfer chamber with the boiler tank. An intermediate portion of each heat pipe is received in sealed engagement with its associated support sleeve. In a preferred embodiment, heat transfer through the support sleeve is minimized in an arrangement in which each heat pipe opening is reduced by a stepped bore with the support sleeve connected in threaded, sealed engagement with the stepped bore. Furthermore, in this arrangement, the support sleeve has swaged end portions which project beyond the header plate and engage the heat pipe on opposite sides at points which are remote with respect to the support sleeve/header plate interface. One of the swaged end portions is sealed against the heat pipe in a fluid-tight union within the boiler tank. The support sleeve is radially spaced with respect to the heat pipe, and is also radially spaced with respect to the heat pipe opening whereby heat transfer through the walls of the heat pipe to the support sleeve and to the header plate is minimized by concentric annular air gaps.

McCurley, J.

1984-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

425

Immersive VR decision training: telling interactive stories featuring advanced virtual human simulation technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on the premise of a synergy between the interactive storytelling and VR training simulation this paper treats the main issues involved in practical realization of an immersive VR decision training system supporting possibly broad spectrum of scenarios ... Keywords: decision training, immersive VR, interactive storytelling, virtual human simulation

Michal Ponder; Bruno Herbelin; Tom Molet; Sebastien Schertenlieb; Branislav Ulicny; George Papagiannakis; Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann; Daniel Thalmann

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Electronic Performance Support System: An Application Guideline: Solving Power Plant Workforce Management Issues with Electronic Performance Support and Knowledge Management Solutions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides guidance on how to apply electronic performance support system (EPSS) solutions to address fossil and hydroelectric power plant employee performance issues arising from the aging workforce and changing demographics of future employees.

2004-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

427

Design of Decision Making Unit for Neuro-fuzzy Control of Dynamic Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work is presented a design and implementation of an intelligent controller applied to dynamic systems. The main objective is to design a management intelligent system that acts in the controllers of Direct current machine (DC) and thermo-eletric ... Keywords: Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, Neuro-fuzzy Control, Systems Modeling, DC Drives, Thermo electric drives

Joao Viana da_Fonseca Neto; Gustavo Araujo de Andrade

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Green policy making and analysis support via process systems engineering tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environmental (Green) policymaking is the process of designing and applying environmental policies that is interdisciplinary in nature. Therefore the environmental policy analysis and making may include wide range of information and data; scientific, ... Keywords: activity models, green policy design, multi-dimensional formalism, ontologies, policy analysis, policy support system

Nasser Ayoub; Yuji Naka

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Context-aware remote healthcare support system based on overlay network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many countries are facing an ever-growing need to supply constant care and support for their disabled and elderly populations. So the importance to remote monitoring is becoming essential for looking after them. With an environment full of smart and ... Keywords: adaptive context aware, multi-agent system, overlay networks, security, ubiquitous healthcare

Debasish Chakraborty; Hideyuki Takahashi; Takuo Suganuma; Atsushi Takeda; Gen Kitagata; Kazuo Hashimoto; Norio Shiratori

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

FoodManager: a cooking, eating and appliance controlling support system for the elderly  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

These days, many support systems are being developed to improve independence and quality of life of elderly and impaired people at home. Most of them have been hitherto focused on providing home healthcare-related services, and little attention has been ... Keywords: ambient assisted living, cooking, eating, elderly people, smart kitchen

Rosa Iglesias; Ibai Ibarguren; Nuria Gómez de Segura; Julen Ugalde; Leticia Coello; Miren Iturburu

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Initial steps towards run-time support for norm-governed systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a knowledge representation framework with an associated run-time support infrastructure that is able to compute, for the benefit of the members of a norm-governed multi-agent system, the physically possible and permitted actions at each time, ... Keywords: GOLEM, event calculus, run-time service, social interaction

Visara Urovi; Stefano Bromuri; Kostas Stathis; Alexander Artikis

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Distributed Ant: A System to Support Application Deployment in the Grid Wojtek Goscinski and David Abramson  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Distributed Ant: A System to Support Application Deployment in the Grid Wojtek Goscinski and David distributed infrastructure, such as the Grid, for daily e-Science. While the computation ran for five days LCFG and SmartFrog; and research specifically directed towards configuration management within a grid

Abramson, David

433

Fuzzy programming problem in the weakly structurable dynamic system and choice of decisions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work deals with the problems of the Weakly Structurable Continuous Dynamic System (WSCDS) optimal control and briefly discuss the results developed by G. Sirbiladze [17]. Sufficient and necessary conditions are presented for the existence of an ... Keywords: Bellman's optimality principle, WSCDS, extended extremal fuzzy measures, fuzzy dynamic systems, fuzzy gain-loss process, fuzzy optimal control, sugeno type extremal integrals

Gia Sirbiladze; Anna Sikharulidze; Natia Sirbiladze

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

System Performance Measurement Supports Design Recommendations for Solar Ventilation Preheat System (Brochure)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Technical briefing to report the outcomes of a data monitoring effort to determine the nature of solar vent preheat system performance problems at a U.S. military installation. The analysis reports up-to-date research and findings regarding system design, helping to clarify the issue as a factor of system design, rather than a shortcoming of SVP systems.

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2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Measurement of the Effectiveness of a Decision Support System for Blending Control of Large Scale Coal Mines .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Large opencast coal mines require a complex infrastructure to fulfill production demand and quality values. The distinct specifications required by each customer are achieved by… (more)

Tenorio, Victor Octavio

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Integrating agent-based simulation and system dynamics to support product strategy decisions in the automotive industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Especially in the European Union both, regulatory requirements regarding the CO2 emissions of new vehicles and the shortage of crude oil force car manufacturers to introduce alternative fuel and powertrain concepts. Due to high investments and long development ...

Karsten Kieckhäfer; Grit Walther; Joachim Axmann; Thomas Spengler

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

A Decision-Support Framework for Choosing a Project Delivery System (PDS) in a Multi-Project Environment  

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on schedule • Minimize project cost • Complete the projectacceptable as well as the minimum desired project costs.For example, the total project cost is preferred to be below

Chih, Ying-Yi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

A probabilistic reasoning-based decision support system for selection of remediation technologies for petroleum-contaminated sites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Selection of remediation technologies for petroleum-contaminated sites is difficult given the large number of technologies available and inherent uncertainties involved in the selection process. In this paper, we explore the use of an inexact algorithm ... Keywords: Petroleum contamination, Probabilistic reasoning, Remediation technologies

L. He; C. W. Chan; G. H. Huang; G. M. Zeng

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

A Decision-Support Framework for Choosing a Project Delivery System (PDS) in a Multi-Project Environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Management in Engineering, ASCE, 17(3), 132-239. Chan, A. P.Engineering and Management, ASCE, 126(3), 176-184. AlManagement in Engineering, ASCE, 18(1), 29-36. Chan, D. W.

Chih, Ying-Yi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Results Conclusions & Future Work TRADEOFF ANALYSIS OF Design of a Green Campus Motor Fleet Decision Support System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

than oil, 45% less than coal Potential lack of fueling infrastructure Tax incentive Lower fuel of the AMC and ACT Meet the current travel demand Maintain or reduce total cost Increased usage of alternatively fueled vehicles (i.e. low speed electric vehicles) ·Out of Scope: oEmergency Vehicles (vehicles

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441

IA-SDSS: A GIS-based land use decision support system with consideration of carbon sequestration  

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Land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) can play a positive role in mitigating global warming by sequestering carbon from the atmosphere into vegetation and soils. Local entities (e.g. local government, community, stockholders) have been making ... Keywords: Carbon models, Carbon sequestration, GIS, Integrated assessment, Land-use planning, RS, SDSS

Jun Wang; Jingming Chen; Weimin Ju; Manchun Li

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Meeting Decisions and Documents  

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Meeting Notices Meeting Decisions & Documents Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally Meeting Decisions and Documents Print E-mail This page summarizes the decisions made by the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC) and the documents the committee has adopted in association with those decisions. The documents and decisions concern the operation of the committee, the content of the synthesis report(s), the sustained assessment process, and other important guidance and responsibilities. The full and official meeting records of the NCADAC are available on a dedicated NOAA page. To view the Federal Register notices announcing the meetings of the NCADAC, please click here.

443

Computer-Aided Dispatch System as a Decision Making Tool in Public and Private Sectors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe in detail seven distinct areas in both public and private sectors in which a real-time computer-aided dispatch system is applicable to the allocation of scarce resources. Characteristics of a real-time ...

Lee, I-Jen

444

Uncovering land-use dynamics driven by human decision-making - A combined model approach using cellular automata and system dynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces an enhancement of a cellular automata (CA) model by integrating system dynamics (SD) to incorporate household dynamics and housing decisions as driving forces of residential development. CA macro-models used to simulate the quantitative ... Keywords: Berlin, Cellular automata, Residential choice, Shrinkage, System dynamics, Urban land use modeling

S. Lauf; D. Haase; P. Hostert; T. Lakes; B. Kleinschmit

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

White paper for Developing an Advanced Fueling System and for supporting Disruption Mitigation studies for ITER on NSTX-U  

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White paper for Developing an Advanced Fueling System and for supporting 2012) 1/3 White Paper for Developing Advanced Fueling System are not to scale. #12;White paper for Developing an Advanced Fueling System

446

Technical Issues Map for the NHI System Interface and Support Systems Area: 2nd Quarter FY07  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document provides a mapping of technical issues associated with development of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) intermediate heat transport loop and nuclear hydrogen plant support systems to the work that has been accomplished or is currently underway in the 2nd quarter of FY07.

Steven R. Sherman

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Guidelines for the Uprate Design of Turbine-Generator Rotor Support Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The focus of this guidelines document is the rotor support structure for uprated turbine-generator (T/G) systems. The overall objective of the guidelines is to provide utility personnel with the guidance needed to validate the design of the components prior to a plant uprate/upgrade to ensure that the unit will operate without unplanned and unanticipated issues related to the rotor bearings, bearing support structures, and pedestals. The guidelines are applicable to both nuclear and fossil T/G rotor supp...

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

448

Planning and Systems Analysis - Center for Transportation Analysis  

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traffic congestion. ORNL has extensive expertise in developing and applying spatial decision support systems to such traffic forecasting and associated infrastructure investment...

449

Technical Issues Map for the NHI System Interface and Support Systems Area: 3rd Quarter FY 07  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document provides a mapping of technical issues associated with development of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) intermediate heat transport loop and nuclear hydrogen plant support systems to the work that has been accomplished or is currently underway. The technical issues are ranked according to priority and by assumed resolution dates. Due to funding limitations, not all high-priority technical issues are under study at the present time, and more resources will need to be dedicated to tackling such issues in the future. This technical issues map is useful for understanding the relative importance of various technical challenges and will be used as a planning tool by the NHI technical leadership for future work package planning. The technical map in its present form will be discontinued in FY08 and will be folded into a larger NHI System Interface and Support Systems project management plan and scope baseline statement in FY08.

Steven R. Sherman

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Flawed Assumptions, Models and Decision Making: Misconceptions Concerning Human Elements in Complex System  

SciTech Connect

The history of high consequence accidents is rich with events wherein the actions, or inaction, of humans was critical to the sequence of events preceding the accident. Moreover, it has been reported that human error may contribute to 80% of accidents, if not more (dougherty and Fragola, 1988). Within the safety community, this reality is widely recognized and there is a substantially greater awareness of the human contribution to system safety today than has ever existed in the past. Despite these facts, and some measurable reduction in accident rates, when accidents do occur, there is a common lament. No matter how hard we try, we continue to have accidents. Accompanying this lament, there is often bewilderment expressed in statements such as, ''There's no explanation for why he/she did what they did''. It is believed that these statements are a symptom of inadequacies in how they think about humans and their role within technological systems. In particular, while there has never been a greater awareness of human factors, conceptual models of human involvement in engineered systems are often incomplete and in some cases, inaccurate.

FORSYTHE,JAMES C.; WENNER,CAREN A.

1999-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

451

Evidence and belief in regulatory decisions - Incorporating expected utility into decision modelling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent changes in the assessment and management of risks has had the effect that greater importance has been placed on relationships between individuals and within groups to inform decision making. In this paper, we provide the theoretical underpinning ... Keywords: Decision support, Evidence support logic, Expected utility, Group decision making, Risk, TESLATM, Uncertainty

J. Li; G. J. Davies; G. Kendall; E. Soane; R. Bai; S. A. Rocks; S. J. T. Pollard

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

The IOA Language and Toolset: Support for Designing, Analyzing, and Building Distributed Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report describes a new language for distributed programming, the IOA language, together with a high-level design and preliminary implementation for a suite of tools, the IOA toolset, to support the production of high-quality distributed software. The language and tools are based on the I/O automaton model, which has been used to describe and verify distributed algorithms. The toolset supports a development process that begins with a high-level specification, refines that specification via successively more detailed designs, and ends by automatically generating distributed programs. The toolset encourages system decomposition, which helps make distributed programs understandable and easy to modify. It also provides a variety of validation methods (theorem proving, model checking, and simulation), which can be used to ensure that the generated programs are correct, subject to assumptions about externally-provided system services (e.g., communication services), and about the correctness of hand-coded data type implementations.

Stephen J. Garland; Nancy A. Lynch

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Facilitating Decision Making and Maintenance for Power Systems Operators through the Use of Agents and Distributed Embedded Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article examines the improvements provided when multimedia information in traditional SCADAS are included in electric facility management and maintenance. Telecontrol use in the electric sector, with the fundamental objective of providing increased ... Keywords: Embedded Systems, Maintenance, Multi-Agent Systems, SCADA, Surveillance, Telecontrol

A. Carrasco; M. C. Romero-Ternero; F. Sivianes; M. D. Hernández; D. I. Oviedo; J. Escudero

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Average System Cost Methodology : Administrator's Record of Decision.  

SciTech Connect

Significant features of average system cost (ASC) methodology adopted are: retention of the jurisdictional approach where retail rate orders of regulartory agencies provide primary data for computing the ASC for utilities participating in the residential exchange; inclusion of transmission costs; exclusion of construction work in progress; use of a utility's weighted cost of debt securities; exclusion of income taxes; simplification of separation procedures for subsidized generation and transmission accounts from other accounts; clarification of ASC methodology rules; more generous review timetable for individual filings; phase-in of reformed methodology; and each exchanging utility must file under the new methodology within 20 days of implementation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the ten major participating utilities, the revised ASC will substantially only affect three. (PSB)

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Engineering Basis Document Review Supporting the Double Shell Tank (DST) System Specification Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Double-Shell Tank (DST) System is required to transition from its current storage mission to a storage and retrieval mission supporting the River Protection Project Phase 1 privatization, defined in HNF-SD-WM-MAR-008, Tank Waste Remediation System Mission Analysis Report. Requirements for the DST subsystems are being developed using the top-down systems engineering process outlined in HNF-SD-WM-SEMP-002, Tank Waste Remediation System Systems Engineering Management Plan. This top-down process considers existing designs to the extent that these designs impose unavoidable constraints on the Phase 1 mission. Existing engineering-basis documents were screened, and the unavoidable constraints were identified. The constraints identified herein will be added to the DST System specification (HNF-SD-WM-TRD-007, System Specification for the Double-Shell Tank System). While the letter revisions of the DST System specification were constructed with a less rigorous review of the existing engineering-basis documents, the Revision 0 release of the specification must incorporate the results of the review documented herein. The purpose of this document is to describe the screening process and criteria used to determine which constraints are unavoidable and to document the screening results.

LEONARD, M.W.

2000-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

456

Laboratory Information Management Systems for Forensic Laboratories: A White Paper for Directors and Decision Makers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Modern, forensics laboratories need Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) implementations that allow the lab to track evidentiary items through their examination lifecycle and also serve all pertinent laboratory personnel. The research presented here presents LIMS core requirements as viewed by respondents serving in different forensic laboratory capacities as well as different forensic laboratory environments. A product-development methodology was employed to evaluate the relative value of the key features that constitute a LIMS, in order to develop a set of relative values for these features and the specifics of their implementation. In addition to the results of the product development analysis, this paper also provides an extensive review of LIMS and provides an overview of the preparation and planning process for the successful upgrade or implementation of a LIMS. Analysis of the data indicate that the relative value of LIMS components are viewed differently depending upon respondents' job roles (i.e., evidence technicians, scientists, and lab management), as well as by laboratory size. Specifically, the data show that: (1) Evidence technicians place the most value on chain of evidence capabilities and on chain of custody tracking; (2) Scientists generally place greatest value on report writing and generation, and on tracking daughter evidence that develops during their analyses; (3) Lab. Managers place the greatest value on chain of custody, daughter evidence, and not surprisingly, management reporting capabilities; and (4) Lab size affects LIMS preference in that, while all labs place daughter evidence tracking, chain of custody, and management and analyst report generation as their top three priorities, the order of this prioritization is size dependent.

Anthony Hendrickson; Brian Mennecke; Kevin Scheibe; Anthony Townsend

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Peer review presentation on systems performance modeling and solar advisor support.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Accurate Performance Models are Critical to Project Development and Technology Evaluation - Accuracy and Uncertainty of Commonly-Used Models Unknown and Models Disagree. A Model Evaluation Process Has Been Developed with Industry, and High-Quality Weather and System Performance Data Sets Have Been Collected: (1) Evaluation is Underway using Residual Analysis of Hourly and Sub-Hourly Data for Clear and Diffuse Climates to Evaluate and Improve Models; and (2) Initial Results Have Been or Will Soon Be Presented at Key Conferences. Evaluation of Widely-Used Module, Inverter, and Irradiance Models, Including Those in SAM, PVWatts, and PVSyst, Will Be Completed This Year. Stochastic Modeling Has Been Performed to Support Reliability Task and Will Add Value to Parametric Analysis. An Industry Workshop will be Held This Fall To Review Results, Set Priorities. Support and Analysis has been Provided for TPP's, SETP, and PV Community. Goals for Future Work Include: (1) Improving Understanding of and Validating System Derate Factors; and (2) Developing a Dynamic Electrical Model of Arrays with Shaded or Mismatched Modules to Support Transient Analysis of Large Fields.

Cameron, Christopher P.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Comparison of analysis and vibration test results for a multiple supported piping system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The behavior of a nuclear power plant piping system subjected to high level vibrational excitation is investigated experimentally and analytically. The objective is to evaluate the piping analysis method employed in the SMACS computer code. Experimental data are obtained from the Large Shaker Experiments (SHAG) conducted at the HDR Test Facility in Kahl/Main, FRG, in which the dynamic behavior of an in-plant piping system with various support configurations was investigated. Comparisons of calculational results with measured data indicate that the adequacy of the prediction depends primarily on the modeling of boundary conditions and dynamic supports. Treating the latter as rigid and using building motion as input, in general, results in under prediction of piping response. On the other hand when accelerations on the pipe side of the dynamic support attachment are used as input, piping response is highly overpredicted. Also modeling wall/floor component attachments as fixed usually leads to underprediction of amplitude as well as differences in the frequency content of response. 9 refs., 18 figs., 1 tab.

Hsieh, B.J.; Kot, C.A.; Srinivasan, M.G.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

System support for resilience in large-scale parallel systems: from checkpointing to mapreduce  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-Performance Computing (HPC) has passed the Petascale mark and is moving forward to Exascale. As the system ensemble size continues to grow, the occurrence of failures is the norm rather than the exception during the execution of parallel applications. ...

Hui Jin / Xian-He Sun

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Management flight simulators to support climate negotiations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the nations of the world have pledged to limit warming to no more than 2 ^oC above preindustrial levels. However, negotiators and policymakers lack the capability to assess the ... Keywords: Climate change, Climate policy, Decision support, Interactive simulation, System dynamics

John D. Sterman, Thomas Fiddaman, Travis Franck, Andrew Jones, Stephanie Mccauley, Philip Rice, Elizabeth Sawin, Lori Siegel

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Silicon detector system on carbon fiber support at small radius  

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The design of a silicon detector for a p{bar p} collider experiment will be described. The detector uses a carbon fiber support structure with sensors positioned at small radius with respect to the beam. A brief overview of the mechanical design is given. The emphasis is on the electrical characteristics of the detector. General principles involved in grounding systems with carbon fiber structures will be covered. The electrical characteristics of the carbon fiber support structure will be presented. Test results imply that carbon fiber must be regarded as a conductor for the frequency region of interest of 10 to 100 MHz. No distinction is found between carbon fiber and copper. Performance results on noise due to pick-up through the low mass fine pitch cables carrying the analogue signals and floating metal is discussed.

Marvin E. Johnson

2004-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

462

Modeling the Gila-San Francisco Basin using system dynamics in support of the 2004 Arizona Water Settlement Act.  

SciTech Connect

Water resource management requires collaborative solutions that cross institutional and political boundaries. This work describes the development and use of a computer-based tool for assessing the impact of additional water allocation from the Gila River and the San Francisco River prescribed in the 2004 Arizona Water Settlements Act. Between 2005 and 2010, Sandia National Laboratories engaged concerned citizens, local water stakeholders, and key federal and state agencies to collaboratively create the Gila-San Francisco Decision Support Tool. Based on principles of system dynamics, the tool is founded on a hydrologic balance of surface water, groundwater, and their associated coupling between water resources and demands. The tool is fitted with a user interface to facilitate sensitivity studies of various water supply and demand scenarios. The model also projects the consumptive use of water in the region as well as the potential CUFA (Consumptive Use and Forbearance Agreement which stipulates when and where Arizona Water Settlements Act diversions can be made) diversion over a 26-year horizon. Scenarios are selected to enhance our understanding of the potential human impacts on the rivers ecological health in New Mexico; in particular, different case studies thematic to water conservation, water rights, and minimum flow are tested using the model. The impact on potential CUFA diversions, agricultural consumptive use, and surface water availability are assessed relative to the changes imposed in the scenarios. While it has been difficult to gage the acceptance level from the stakeholders, the technical information that the model provides are valuable for facilitating dialogues in the context of the new settlement.

Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Sun, Amy Cha-Tien; Peplinski, William J.; Klise, Geoffrey Taylor

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Increasing the capacity of the Tory II-C Side Support System  

SciTech Connect

The Tory II-C lateral suspension has been designed for 4 g`s of lateral acceleration of the duct. Calculations and model tests indicate that this requirement has been met or exceeded. In order to have a more realistic model to test, Tory II-C springs are going to be fitted around the full scale core slice which was previously built up. Instrumented accelerations of this assembly should give the most direct demonstration that is possible of the response of the system to flight. This memorandum discusses, knowing the capabilities of the present system, the design changes necessary to suit different maximum accelerations by increasing the capacity of the Tory II-C side support system.

Platt, E. A.; Smiley, P.

1963-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

464

Accommodating complexity and human behaviors in decision analysis.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the final report for a LDRD effort to address human behavior in decision support systems. One sister LDRD effort reports the extension of this work to include actual human choices and additional simulation analyses. Another provides the background for this effort and the programmatic directions for future work. This specific effort considered the feasibility of five aspects of model development required for analysis viability. To avoid the use of classified information, healthcare decisions and the system embedding them became the illustrative example for assessment.

Backus, George A.; Siirola, John Daniel; Schoenwald, David Alan; Strip, David R.; Hirsch, Gary B.; Bastian, Mark S.; Braithwaite, Karl R.; Homer, Jack [Homer Consulting] Homer Consulting

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Impact of European Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) on carbon emissions and investment decisions in the power sector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This masters thesis assesses the impact of a emissions trading on short-term carbon abatement and investment decisions in the power sector. Environmental benefits from carbon abatement due to emissions trading are quantified ...

Feilhauer, Stephan M. (Stephan Marvin)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Optimization Online - Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dec 10, 2011 ... Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro Storage Systems using Approximate ... Keywords: OR in Energy, Approximate Dynamic Programming, ...

467

Contact and channel modelling to support early design of technical systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

it – Bracewell et al. give the example of a refrigerator, which can be decomposed at the highest level into a compressor, an evaporator, and so on. Each element can then be embodied in one or more ways, generating a set of alternative schemes which in turn have... Produktentwicklung, 54, 2002, pp. 55-60. ICED’09/161 [2] Albers, A., Alink, T., Matthiesen, S. and Thau, S. Support of System Analyses and Improvement in Industrial Design Through the Contact and Channel Model, In Proceedings of Design 2008, Dubrovnik. [3...

Albers, Albert; Braun, Thomas; Clarkson, P John; Enkler, Hans-Georg; Wynn, David C

468

RF System Upgrades to the Advanced Photon Source Linear Accelerator in Support of the Fel Operation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The S-band linear accelerator, which was built to be the source of particles and the front end of the Advanced Photon Source injector, is now also being used to support a low-energy undulator test line (LEUTL) and to drive a free-electron laser (FEL). The more severe rf stability requirements of the FEL have resulted in an effort to identify sources of phase and amplitude instability and implement corresponding upgrades to the rf generation chain and the measurement system. Test data and improvements implemented and planned are described

Smith, T L; Grelick, A E; Pile, G; Nassiri, A; Arnold, N

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Trade-off Study of Systems Supporting the Capsule Closure Welding Processes  

SciTech Connect

The overall thrust of the United States-Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (ROK) International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (INERI) and Joint Fuel Cycle Studies Project is to reprocess spent Korean fuel from spent light water reactor (LWR) elements, cast the reprocessed fuel into fuel pins, encapsulate the fuel into cladding, and then irradiate the fuel in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR). This study captures the due diligence conducted to ascertain the best hardware or systems for supporting the capsule closure welding process.

Larry Zirker

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z