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Decision support system to select cover systems  

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The objective of this technology is to provide risk managers with a defensible, objective way to select capping alternatives for remediating radioactive and mixed waste landfills. The process of selecting containment cover technologies for mixed waste landfills requires consideration of many complex and interrelated technical, regulatory, and economic issues. A Decision Support System (DSS) is needed to integrate the knowledge of experts from scientific, engineering, and management disciplines to help in selecting the best capping practice for the site.

Bostick, K.V.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Decision-Makers Equalizer: A Multiobjective Decision Support System for Multiple Decision-Makers  

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In this paper we present a decision support system that helps to solve multiobjective decision problems considering a multi decision-makers framework. By an iterative procedure this system looks for a single s...

Patricia Jaramillo; Ricardo A. Smith; JoaquÍn Andréu

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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...

Kim, Hwan Yong

2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation Decision Support Systems Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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Transportation Decision Support Systems Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle and implementation of automated transportation decision support models for the scheduling and routing of cargo

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Automation and Accountability in Decision Support System Interface Design  

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When the human element is introduced into decision support system design, entirely new layers of social and ethical issues emerge but are not always recognized as such. This paper discusses those ethical and social impact ...

Cummings, M. L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR MANAGEMENT OF WATER SOURCES  

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DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR MANAGEMENT OF WATER SOURCES Nejc Trdin1, 2 , Marko Bohanec1 , Mitja.bohanec}@ijs.si, mitja.janza@geo-zs.si ABSTRACT Meeting the quality criteria for drinking water is one of the areas which of data collected while monitoring water adequacy, an expert carries a large burden and also his decisions

Bohanec, Marko

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One more time: does a computer-based decision support system improve managerial decisions?  

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The literature contains a number of studies dealing with the effectiveness of decision support systems (DSS). The results from these studies have been inconclusive in providing an answer to the question: does a computer-based DSS improve decision effectiveness? These studies have suggested a number of methods to provide a clearer answer to the question. The research reported in this paper has built on the previous research by incorporating a number of recommendations into the design. A highly restrictive design of a decisional guidance decision support system was tested in a laboratory setting. The results support the notion that DSS can enhance managerial decision making. More specifically, the experiments indicate that decision makers perform better with computer-based support that directs a change in the decision process toward a normative decision model.

Donald H. Hammond; Thomas D. Clark; Sandra J. Hartman; Stephen M. Crow

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy  

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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  

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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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DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR MANAGING EDUCATIONAL CAPACITY UTILIZATION IN UNIVERSITIES  

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and dependencies. Applying the system as "on-the-fly" decision-support facility by the policy-makers has resulted in significant acceleration of planning procedures, raised the overall awareness with respect to the underlying. INTRODUCTION Academic resource planning is a highly complex administrative procedure based on extensive

Scholl, Marc H.

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DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR MANAGING EDUCATIONAL CAPACITY UTILIZATION IN UNIVERSITIES  

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and dependencies. Applying the system as an "on-the-fly" decision-support facility for the policy-makers has resulted in significant acceleration of planning procedures, raised the overall awareness with respect planning. INTRODUCTION Academic resource planning is a highly complex administrative procedure based

Reiterer, Harald

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The Role of GIS in Decision Support Systems  

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

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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A Decision Support System for Optimum Use of Fertilizers  

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The Decision Support System for Agriculture (DSS4Ag) is an expert system being developed by the Site-Specific Technologies for Agriculture (SST4Ag) precision farming research project at the INEEL. DSS4Ag uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and computer science technologies to make spatially variable, site-specific, economically optimum decisions on fertilizer use. The DSS4Ag has an open architecture that allows for external input and addition of new requirements and integrates its results with existing agricultural systems’ infrastructures. The DSS4Ag reflects a paradigm shift in the information revolution in agriculture that is precision farming. We depict this information revolution in agriculture as an historic trend in the agricultural decision-making process.

Hoskinson, Reed Louis; Hess, John Richard; Fink, Raymond Keith

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Decision Support System for Optimum Use of Fertilizers  

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The Decision Support System for Agriculture (DSS4Ag) is an expert system being developed by the Site-Specific Technologies for Agriculture (SST4Ag) precision farming research project at the INEEL. DSS4Ag uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and computer science technologies to make spatially variable, site-specific, economically optimum decisions on fertilizer use. The DSS4Ag has an open architecture that allows for external input and addition of new requirements and integrates its results with existing agricultural systems' infrastructures. The DSS4Ag reflects a paradigm shift in the information revolution in agriculture that is precision farming. We depict this information revolution in agriculture as an historic trend in the agricultural decision-making process.

R. L. Hoskinson; J. R. Hess; R. K. Fink

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scientia : An end user development environment for decision support systems/  

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This thesis describes an end user programming environment that allows non-programmers to create decision support protocols for use on electronic devices. User centered design techniques were followed to identify the ...

Sims, Clayton Tyler

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecological user interface for emergency management decision support systems  

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The user interface for decision support systems is normally structured for presenting relevant data for the skilled user in order to allow fast assessment and action of the hazardous situation, or for more complex situations to present the relevant rules and procedures to be followed in order to deal most efficiently with the situation. For situations not foreseen, however, no rules exist, and no support may be given to the user by suggested actions to be fulfilled. The idea of ecological user interface is to present to the user the complete situation at various interrelated levels of abstraction supporting the situation assessment and remedial actions based on the domain knowledge of the user. The concept of ecological user interface has been tested and appreciated in a variety of other domains using prototypes designed to be representative of industrial processes. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the possibility of using the same principles for emergency management with the aim of improved performance in complex and unanticipated situations.

Verner Andersen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Support Facility for the APS Control System  

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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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A Real-Time Decision Support System for High Cost Oil-Well Drilling Operations  

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A Real-Time Decision Support System for High Cost Oil-Well Drilling Operations Odd Erik Gundersen In this paper we present DrillEdge - a commercial and award winning software system that monitors oil that provides real-time deci- sion support when drilling oil wells. Decisions are supported through analyzing

Aamodt, Agnar

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National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis Spatial Decision Support Systems  

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National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis Spatial Decision Support Systems Information & Analysis/NCGIA Technical Paper 91-9 June 1991 #12;SPATIAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS service delivery systems. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 15: in press. Bosque, J. and Moreno, A

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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

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The use of GIS as a Real Time Decision Support System for Irrigation Districts Gabriele Bonaiti & Guy Fipps, P.E. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Biological & Agricultural Engineering Texas Water Resources Institute TR-435 December 2012... USE OF GIS AS A REAL TIME DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR IRRIGATION DISTRICTS Rio Grande Basin Initiative Irrigation Technology Program Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service USE OF GIS AS A REAL TIME DECISION SUPPORT...

Bonaiti, G.; Fipps, G.

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A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SOIL PRODUCTIVITY AND EROSION POLK COUNTY, NEBRASKA  

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as part of a much broader ecological system. This development is expressed in the expanded concept of soilA DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SOIL PRODUCTIVITY AND EROSION IN POLK COUNTY, NEBRASKA A.E. Gadem1-based decision-support systems are powerful, new tools for assessing inherent soil productivity and potential

Reichenbach, Stephen E.

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City.Net IES: A sustainability-oriented energy decision support system  

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A city's energy system processes, as well as the interactions of the energy system with other systems in a city are imperative in creating a comprehensive energy decision support system due to the interdependencies between ...

Adepetu, Adedamola

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A proposed cost-benefit analysis model for physical form analysis for a futuristic submarine decision support system  

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This thesis proposes a model for cost-benefit analysis for physical form selection of a decision support tool, primarily to support system acquisition decisions that need to be made early in the system life cycle. By ...

Bhattacharjee, Dhiman

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Hierarchical Fuzzy Decision Support System for the Environmental Rehabilitation of Lake Koronia, Greece  

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This article presents the design of a fuzzy decision support system (DSS) for the assessment of alternative strategies proposed for the restoration of Lake Koronia, Greece. Fuzzy estimates for the critical cha...

Panagiotis Tzionas; Irene A. Ioannidou…

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mobile Clinical Decision Support Systems and Applications: A Literature and Commercial Review  

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The latest advances in eHealth and mHealth have propitiated the rapidly creation and expansion ... an in-depth analysis and to obtain more information about the mobile clinical decision support systems....

Borja Martínez-Pérez; Isabel de la Torre-Díez…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 Web-Based Decision Support System for Evaluation of Benefits of Land Consolidation in China  

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This paper describes a Web-based decision support system named WBDSS for the benefits evaluation of land consolidation for local authority. Cost-Benefits Analysis (CBA) model, Net Present Value (NPV) model, Comprehensive Fuzzy Evaluation (CFE) model ...

Yingmin Cai; Yong Zeng; Daoliang Li

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CropIrri: A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR CROP IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT  

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: A field crop irrigation management decision-making system (CropIrri) was developed based on the soil water management model. The irrigation plan is made through predicating of soil water content in root zone-sowing and real-time irrigation management decision-making support, simulation of soil water dynamics in the root

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Integration and decision support systems for energy policy management and comparative assessment studies  

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The paper investigates the problematique of decision support systems within the framework of energy policy management and comparative risk assessment studies. A number of models and associated software tools are presented and discussed with a view to using them for the energy dialogue process. Special aspects on energy indicators, and their role in sustainable development of energy systems are investigated. Recommendations include the use of such analytical tools as DSS etc. in the overall decision aiding process for energy mix selection.

Adrian V. Gheorghe

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation Supported Decision Making  

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.S. Navy Nuclear Program · Decades of dynamic operations of hundreds of nuclear power plants withoutSimulation Supported Decision Making Gene Allen Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division SI: TO PASS ON WHAT I KNOW on SIMULATION · CAREER FOCUS: HOW TO USE COMPUTERS TO DO HELP MAKE BETTER DECISIONS

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GISness system for fast TSP solving and supporting decision making  

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This paper shows that geographic information system can successfully solve TSP (travelling salesman problem). It has been done using a module of the designed and implemented by authors GISness system. Three algorithms for solving TSP are available, including ...

Iwona Pozniak-Koszalka; Ireneusz Kulaga; Leszek Koszalka

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Database-driven decision support system: customized mortality prediction  

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We hypothesize that local customized modeling will provide more accurate mortality prediction than the current standard approach using existing scoring systems. Mortality prediction models were developed for two subsets ...

Celi, Leo Anthony G.

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Intelligent decision support feedback using Multi-Agent System in a defence maintenance environment  

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Safety and Airworthiness of airborne platforms rest heavily on the maintainability and reliability to maximise the availability and reduce logistics down time. Most of the test and maintenance data currently produced is either paper-based or discarded ... Keywords: DSS, IDSS, ILS, MAS, agent-based systems, aircraft platforms, airworthiness, avionics, data mining, defence maintenance, expert systems, integrated logistics systems, intelligent agents, intelligent decision support systems, multi-agent systems, safety

Kamal Haider; Jeffrey Tweedale; Lakhmi C. Jain; Pierre J. M. Urlings

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MOIRA: A decision support system for decision making on aquatic ecosystems contaminated by radioactive fallout  

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Interventions to restore radionuclide contaminated aquatic ecosystems may reduce individual and collective radiation doses, but may also result in detrimental ecological, social and economic effects. Decision ...

D. Ríos Insua; E. Gallego; A. Mateos; S. Ríos-Insua

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Signal Tool for Decision Support in Building Energy Systems  

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A prototype energy signal tool is demonstrated for operational whole-building and system-level energy use evaluation. The purpose of the tool is to give a summary of building energy use which allows a building operator to quickly distinguish normal and abnormal energy use. Toward that end, energy use status is displayed as a traffic light, which is a visual metaphor for energy use that is either substantially different from expected (red and yellow lights) or approximately the same as expected (green light). Which light to display for a given energy end use is determined by comparing expected to actual energy use. As expected, energy use is necessarily uncertain; we cannot choose the appropriate light with certainty. Instead, the energy signal tool chooses the light by minimizing the expected cost of displaying the wrong light. The expected energy use is represented by a probability distribution. Energy use is modeled by a low-order lumped parameter model. Uncertainty in energy use is quantified by a Monte Carlo exploration of the influence of model parameters on energy use. Distributions over model parameters are updated over time via Bayes' theorem. The simulation study was devised to assess whole-building energy signal accuracy in the presence of uncertainty and faults at the submetered level, which may lead to tradeoffs at the whole-building level that are not detectable without submetering.

Henze, G. P.; Pavlak, G. S.; Florita, A. R.; Dodier, R. H.; Hirsch, A. I.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A decision support system for fisheries management using operations research and systems science approach  

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In this paper, we present a general framework, using a systems science approach, for developing a decision support system (DSS) for fisheries management. Decision support systems are quantitative tools for managers to evaluate outcomes of their policies prior to implementation. Our fishery model considers multiple stocks and fisheries simultaneously in balancing catch among targeted and protected fish abundances. Since in the Northeastern US multispecies fishery the distribution of abundance, catch-per-unit-effort and bycatch vary geographically, we focus on a spatial management approach to address their spatial variability. The core component of this DSS applies operations research techniques of simulation and optimization to determine the optimal inter-annual and intra-annual fishing plans in terms of fishing efforts in each sub-area and the time period. The result is the recommended amount to catch from each fish species at each sub-area at any time period so that while management objectives for sustainability of fish stocks are satisfied, the value of landings is maximized. The graphical user interface of the proposed DSS helps users to define inputs, to set constraints and sub-area boundaries, and to visualize the outcomes.

Farhad Azadivar; Tu Truong; Yue Jiao

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel NonLinear Optimization : Towards The Design Of A Decision Support System For Air  

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outcomes (e.g. financial return) whilst minimizing environmental damage. In the area of air pollution, such technology has been used for real world studies predicting air pollution levels over a planning horizon1 Parallel Non­Linear Optimization : Towards The Design Of A Decision Support System For Air

Abramson, David

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Incorporating Game-theoretic Rough Sets in Web-based Medical Decision Support Systems  

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Incorporating Game-theoretic Rough Sets in Web-based Medical Decision Support Systems JingTao Yao of game-theoretic rough set (GTRS) component in WMDSS is explored and investigated for this purpose. The GTRS is a recent development in rough sets that takes advantages from data analysis capabilities

Yao, JingTao

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A web-based GIS Decision Support System for managing and planning USDA's Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)  

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A web-based GIS Decision Support System for managing and planning USDA's Conservation Reserve of a prototype web-GIS Decision Support System (DSS), CRP-DSS, for use in resource management and assessment enrollments. The DSS is based on the emerging industry-standard ArcIMS GIS platform and integrates a mapping

Fan, Guoliang

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On-board Decision Support System for Ship Flooding Emergency Response  

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Abstract The paper describes a simulation system to support emergency planning decisions when ship flooding occurs. The events of grounding and collision are considered, where the risk of subsequent flooding of hull compartments is very high, and must be avoided or at least minimized. The system is based on a highly optimized algorithm that estimates, ahead in time, the progressive flooding of the compartments according to the current ship status and existing damages. Flooding times and stability parameters are measured, allowing for the crew to take the adequate measures, such as isolate or counter-flood compartments, before the flooding takes incontrollable proportions. The simulation is supported by a Virtual Environment in real-time, which provides all the functionalities to evaluate the seriousness and consequences of the situation, as well as to test, monitor and carry out emergency actions. Being a complex physical phenomena that occurs in an equally complex structure such as a ship, the real-time flooding simulation combined with the Virtual Environment requires large computational power to ensure the accuracy of the simulation results. Moreover, the distress normally experienced by the crew in such situations, and the urgent (and hopefully appropriate) required counter-measures, leave no room for inaccuracies or misinterpretations, caused by the lack of computational power, to become acceptable. For the events considered, the system is primarily used as a decision support tool to take urgent actions in order to avoid or at least minimize disastrous consequences such as oil spilling, sinking, or even loss of human lives.

J.M. Varela; J.M. Rodrigues; C. Guedes Soares

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LCA-IWM: A decision support tool for sustainability assessment of waste management systems  

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The paper outlines the most significant result of the project 'The use of life cycle assessment tools for the development of integrated waste management strategies for cities and regions with rapid growing economies', which was the development of two decision-support tools: a municipal waste prognostic tool and a waste management system assessment tool. The article focuses on the assessment tool, which supports the adequate decision making in the planning of urban waste management systems by allowing the creation and comparison of different scenarios, considering three basic subsystems: (i) temporary storage; (ii) collection and transport and (iii) treatment, disposal and recycling. The design and analysis options, as well as the assumptions made for each subsystem, are shortly introduced, providing an overview of the applied methodologies and technologies. The sustainability assessment methodology used in the project to support the selection of the most adequate scenario is presented with a brief explanation of the procedures, criteria and indicators applied on the evaluation of each of the three sustainability pillars.

Boer, J. den [Institute of Water Supply and Groundwater Protection, Wastewater Technology, Waste Management, Industrial Material Cycles, Environmental and Spatial Planning (Institute WAR), Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Petersenstr. 13, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany)], E-mail: j.denboer@iwar.tu-darmstadt.de; Boer, E. den; Jager, J. [Institute of Water Supply and Groundwater Protection, Wastewater Technology, Waste Management, Industrial Material Cycles, Environmental and Spatial Planning (Institute WAR), Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Petersenstr. 13, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Support Systems to Identify Efficient Beef Production Systems Collecting individual phenotype data in cattle is expensive; therefore, scientific approaches that integrate and apply accumulated  

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Decision Support Systems to Identify Efficient Beef Production Systems Collecting individual impact of beef production. Objective The objective is to develop a decision-support system and Cornell Value Discovery System) and found that genetic correlations between observed and predicted intakes

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Supporting Agile Organizations with a Decision Guidance Query Language  

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Decision optimization is widely used in many decision guidance and support systems DGSS to support business decisions such as procurement, scheduling, and planning. In spite of rapid changes in users' requirements, the implementation of DGSS is typically ... Keywords: Agile Organizations, Decision Guidance, Decision Support, Optimization

Alexander Brodsky; Nathan Egge; X. Wang

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A decision support system for income-producing real estate development feasibility analysis and alternative assessment  

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of projected net present value variations. The testing results indicate that DSSVenture system significantly enhances comprehensiveness of the decision context by increasing the number of alternatives for developers. Since the use of the system significantly...

Leelarasamee, Yosaporn

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

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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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A decision support system prototype including human factors based on the TOGA meta-theory approach  

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The human contribution to the risk of operation of complex technological systems is often not negligible and sometimes tends to become significant, as shown by many reports on incidents and accidents occurred in the past inside Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). An error of a human operator of a NPP can derive by both omission and commission. For instance, complex commission errors can also lead to significant catastrophic technological accidents, as for the case of the Three Mile Island accident. Typically, the problem is analyzed by focusing on the single event chain that has provoked the incident or accident. What is needed is a general framework able to include as many parameters as possible, i.e. both technological and human factors. Such a general model could allow to envisage an omission or commission error before it can happen or, alternatively, suggest preferred actions to do in order to take countermeasures to neutralize the effect of the error before it becomes critical. In this paper, a preliminary Decision Support System (DSS) based on the so-called (-) TOGA meta-theory approach is presented. The application of such a theory to the management of nuclear power plants has been presented in the previous ICAPP 2011. Here, a human factor simulator prototype is proposed in order to include the effect of human errors in the decision path. The DSS has been developed using a TRIGA research reactor as reference plant, and implemented using the LabVIEW programming environment and the Finite State Machine (FSM) model The proposed DSS shows how to apply the Universal Reasoning Paradigm (URP) and the Universal Management Paradigm (UMP) to a real plant context. The DSS receives inputs from instrumentation data and gives as output a suggested decision. It is obtained as the result of an internal elaborating process based on a performance function. The latter, describes the degree of satisfaction and efficiency, which are dependent on the level of responsibility related to each professional role. As an application, we present the simulation of the discussed error, e.g. the unchecked extraction of the control rods during a power variation maneuver and we show how the effect of human errors can affect the performance function, giving rise to different countermeasures which could call different operator figures into play, potentially not envisaged in the standard procedure. (authors)

Cappelli, M.; Memmi, F. [UTFISST, ENEA Casaccia, via Anguillarese 301, Rome (Italy); Gadomski, A. M. [ECONA, Centro Interuniv. Elaborazione Cognitiva Sistemi Naturali e Artificiali, via dei Marsi 47, Rome (Italy); Sepielli, M. [UTFISST, ENEA Casaccia, via Anguillarese 301, Rome (Italy)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flood management in a complex river basin with a real-time decision support system based on hydrological forecasts  

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, Portes du Scex,!) and in the hydropower plants "If a risk of overflowing exists, the Decision Support System MINDS proposes the optimal hydropower plants management for flood peak reduction PREDICTING FLOODS! ...taking profit of the existing hydropower schemes for reducing flood damages ...warning authorities

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Human centered processes and decision support systems J.P. Barthelemy a,b,*, R. Bisdor c  

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d ra ft d ra ft Human centered processes and decision support systems J.P. Barthelemy a,b,*, R: jp.barthelemy@enst-bretagne.fr (J.P. Barthelemy), bisdor@cu.lu (R. Bisdor), gilles trust in it). For over thirty years, the quest, for the Holy Grail of opti- mality has been criticized

Bisdorff, Raymond

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Decision Support and Risk Management  

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of a restoration model ­ for the repair of a ruptured natural gas pipeline. The nodes represent events (dots sets of steps required to accomplish a goal, such as repairing a ruptured natural gas pipeline, whenDecision Support and Risk Management Restore©: Modeling Interdependent Repair/Restoration Processes

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Multi-criteria decision support for sustainability assessment of manufacturing system reuse  

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A common practice in developing countries is to import used manufacturing systems, and reuse them for further production periods. Sustainability assessment of manufacturing system reuse is the research focus of this paper. A multi criteria decision approach is developed to assess the benefits of reusing a manufacturing system in a developing country from the point of view of the three pillars of sustainability; namely economical, environmental, and societal. Low cost of labour and energy in developing countries makes reuse of manufacturing systems more feasible from a sustainability point of view. A survey conducted to this end shows that economic sustainability is the main focus of decision makers in these regions, while environment has the least significance. These findings warn legislators and policy makers and should be taken as a warning signal to put more pressure and stricter regulations to promote environmental sustainability. The proposed model was verified through a case study; decision arrived at using the model agrees with common industrial practice in the region.

A. Ziout; A. Azab; S. Altarazi; W.H. ElMaraghy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A distributed open source web-application for spatial multi-criteria evaluation for decision support systems infrastructure  

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Spatial data availability on internet or intranet rapidly increases. Laymen use this data through applications such as Google Maps, Google Earth and Virtual Earth. Relatively new standards allow interoperable use for publication, sharing and calculation of spatial data. We discuss the opportunities that new spatial and multi-criteria decision analysis web service technologies and standards offer in combination with technology to distribute computing and analysis. We report of the architecture and the first prototype of the open source Distributed Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation (D-SMCE) web application. It is extensible by using OSGi technology for modularity and different web-services from spatial domains, such as OGC web mapping, web feature and web processing services, and non-spatial domains, such as Decision Deck. Distributed SMCE is a framework and an application. The theoretical context shows how spatial planning and decision support systems can be understood to evolve, to relate practice of distributed evaluation with standards of D-SMCE.

Luc Boerboom; �zgün Oskay Alan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing object oriented and traditional designs for a forest pest management decision support system  

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Support Systems Geographic Information Systems Expert Systems Traditional Approach to Systems Design Object Oriented Paradigm Design Simulation METHODS Application Domain Design Coordination Object Oriented Design Procedure Oriented Design... between data and models, and by increasing code reusability at each iteration of DSS expansion. This thesis is modelled after Ecological Modelling. The objective of this thesis is to test the hypothesis that "the simulation of an object oriented...

Power, J. M

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer-Aided Decision Support  

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intelligence technology to help teams achieve remarkable group collaboration and enhance organizational brainstorming and decision-making. The electronic decision analysis...

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Decision-aids for enhancing intergovernmental interactions: The Pre-notification Analysis Support System (PASS)  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) plans to honor its commitment to government-to-government interactions by providing advance notice of DOE spent fuel and high-level waste shipments to Indian tribes whose jurisdictions are crossed by or adjacent to transportation routes. The tribes are important contributors to a regional response network, and providing tribes with advance notice of DOE shipping plans marks the start -- not the end -- of direct, government-to-government interactions with DOE. The Tribal Prenotification Analysis Support System (PASS) is being developed for the Office of Special Programs within the Department`s Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management. PASS will help DOE-Headquarters to coordinate field office activities and provide technical and institutional support to the DOE field offices. PASS is designed to be used by anyone with minimum computer literacy and having contemporary computer hardware and software. It uses on-screen maps to choose and display a shipment route, and to display the tribal jurisdictions. With forms that are easy to understand, it provides information about each jurisdiction and points of contact. PASS records all contacts, commitments made, and actions taken.

Lester, M.; Liebow, E. [Battelle Human Affairs Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States); Holm, J. [USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Special Programs

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Quick start user%3CU%2B2019%3Es guide for the PATH/AWARE decision support system.  

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The Prioritization Analysis Tool for All-Hazards/Analyzer for Wide Area Restoration Effectiveness (PATH/AWARE) software system, developed by Sandia National Laboratories, is a comprehensive decision support tool designed to analyze situational awareness, as well as response and recovery actions, following a wide-area release of chemical, biological or radiological materials. The system provides capability to prioritize critical infrastructure assets and services for restoration. It also provides a capability to assess resource needs (e.g., number of sampling teams, laboratory capacity, decontamination units, etc.), timelines for consequence management activities, and costs. PATH/AWARE is a very comprehensive tool set with a considerable amount of database information managed through a Microsoft SQL (Structured Query Language) database engine, a Geographical Information System (GIS) engine that provides comprehensive mapping capabilities, as well as comprehensive decision logic to carry out the functional aspects of the tool set. This document covers the basic installation and operation of the PATH/AWARE tool in order to give the user enough information to start using the tool. A companion users manual is under development with greater specificity of the PATH/AWARE functionality.

Knowlton, Robert G.; Melton, Brad Joseph; Einfeld, Wayne; Tucker, Mark D; Franco, David Oliver [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Yang, Lynn I. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

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Enterprise decision support using Intranet technology  

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We present a knowledge-based enterprise modeling framework that automatically builds and executes task-specific models in response to user queries. This framework bases its reasoning about a particular organization upon a library of knowledge representing signigicant organizational phenomena from different perspectives and at different levels of detail. The system is aimed at providing fast cycle responses to decrease organizational error and support strategic decision-making. The focus is on how to improve model building and how to extract the relevant knowledge to support specific analyses of corporate issues. An Intranet-based prototype implementation is presented to illustrate the ideas and concepts.

Sulin Ba; Karl R Lang; Andrew B Whinston

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A two-phase multi-criteria decision support system for supply chain management  

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Multi-criteria decision-making techniques have been used to solve a range of real world problems in management science and specific supply chain management (SCM) problems (e.g. supply chain design and reconfiguration, purchasing, scheduling, supplier selection). The results obtained are encouraging. Nevertheless, robust approaches for solving multi-criteria supply chain problems are still in progress, and more research is needed before an effective and operational framework can be developed. The proposed approach introduces a two-phase hierarchical approach to solve a multi-criteria SCM problem integrating both strategic and tactical decisions where the supply chain is evaluated based on the supply chain operations reference model. The latter considers various metrics such as delivery reliability, flexibility, responsiveness and cost. The first phase evaluates different supply chains configurations using analytic hierarchy process. The second phase solves the network for the optimal safety stock placement using dynamic programming. The output from this two-phase process is a supply chain network configuration that has the right amount of safety stocks at the right place to absorb variability in demand.

Amin Chaabane; Amar Ramudhin; Marc Paquet

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible modelling and support of interrelated decisions  

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Decision problems often consist of numerous smaller decisions that are aggregated and interrelated while spanning multiple domains, paradigms, and/or perspectives. Therefore, the decision making process should be structured in such a flexible and iterative manner that enables a range of structured to unstructured decisions to be considered, built and solved in an appropriate manner. We propose and implement a framework and architecture that uses the three pillars of flexibility in decision making (sequential, parallel, convergence, and interwoven), versatility (of paradigm and/or domain), and independence of components (value, dimension, and purpose) to support the decision making process and the entire modelling lifecycle.

Angela Liew; David Sundaram

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy decision support software for crisis management in gas transmission networks  

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In this work, a new software for fuzzy decision support system, with a new decision making structure, to control the crisis conditions in the gas transmission network is developed. This system after receiving both functional variables of the gas transmission ... Keywords: Decision support system, Fuzzy decision making, Gas transmission network, Multicriteria decision making, Software development

Hoda Nokhbeh Foghahaayee, Mohammad Bagher Menhaj, Hasan Montazer Torbati

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatio-Temporal Decision Support System for Natural Crisis Management with TweetComP1  

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Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation, Karlsruhe, Germany, andrea

Middleton, Stuart E.

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Is there a need for hydrological modelling in decision support systems for nuclear emergencies  

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......related to the aquatic modelling in...Pripyat-Dnieper aquatic system after...radionuclides on a lake ecosystem and its integration...system for the restoration of radionuclides...PripyatDnieper aquatic system after...radionuclides on a lake ecosystem and its integration...system for the restoration of radionuclides......

W. Raskob; R. Heling; M. Zheleznyak

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uptake of Decision Support Systems (DSS) in the GB Forestry Sector  

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· Greater uptake of DSS by the private sector · New demands for DSS to help managers respond to climate change · DSS can support certification #12;Barriers to uptake #12;25/03/20118 Foresters vs. Scientists absolutes which threaten professional judgement #12;25/03/20119 Communication · Improved communication

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Water Distribution System Monitoring and Decision Support Using a Wireless Sensor Network  

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Water distribution systems comprise labyrinthine networks of pipes, often in poor states of repair, that are buried beneath our city streets and relatively inaccessible. Engineers who manage these systems need reliable ...

Allen, Michael

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An engineering approach to modelling, decision support and control for sustainable systems  

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...analysed. In general, LCA analyses are comparative...current systems. In agriculture, they frequently...making and control in agriculture and new mathematical...Issue Sustainable agriculture I. Table 1 A typical outcome of an LCA analysis of a single...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Human-Automation Collaboration in Complex Multivariate Resource Allocation Decision Support Systems  

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In resource allocation problems for systems with moving planning horizons and significant uncertainty, typical of supervisory control environments, it is critical that some balance of human-automation collaboration be ...

Cummings, M.L.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Colorado State University A decision support system for managing and quantifying the risks and  

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designed for the park. Alternatively the data can be added to virtual earth browser such as Google Earth IS STARFIRE? STARFire is an analytical system collaboratively developed with the WESTFIRE Research Center management problems such as optimal location of fuel treatments, the potential benefit and risk of allowing

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A model, a heuristic and a decision support system to solve the scheduling problem of an earth observing satellite constellation  

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China plans to launch four small optical satellites and four small SAR satellites to form a natural disaster monitoring constellation. Data can be obtained by the constellation in all weather conditions for disaster alert and environmental damage analysis. The scheduling problem for the constellation consists of selecting and timetabling the observation activities to acquire the requested images of the earth surface and scheduling the download activities to transmit the image files to a set of ground stations. The scheduling problem is required to be solved every day in a typical 1-day horizon and it must respect complex satellite operational constraints as well as request preferences, such as visibility time windows, transition time between consecutive observations or downloads, memory capacity, energy capacity, polygon target requests and priorities. The objective is to maximize the rewards of the images taken and transmitted. We present a nonlinear model of the scheduling problem, develop a priority-based heuristic with conflict-avoided, limited backtracking and download-as-needed features, which produces satisfactory feasible plans in a very short time. A decision support system based on the model and the heuristic is also provided. The system performance shows a significant improvement with respect to faster and better scheduling of an earth observing satellite constellation.

Pei Wang; Gerhard Reinelt; Peng Gao; Yuejin Tan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Personalized and community decision support in etourism intermediaries  

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The rapidly growing web technologies and electronic commerce applications have stimulated the need of personalized and group decision support functionalities in eTourism intermediary systems. The goal of this paper is to propose a functional framework ...

Chien-Chih Yu

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Support Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana  

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Sciences Who or what is making decisions? computerhuman · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive sciences · social sciences ... Decision Support = )()( buauba > Decision Theory Decision table: Types of decisions: · Certainty: all relevant parameters have

Bohanec, Marko

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Projection and Reaction for Decision Support in Refineries: Combining Multiple Theories  

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system to provide decision support for refinery operations personnel (Krebsbach & Musliner 1997; Musliner) used to optimize control parameters during normal operations. Current Refinery Operations HumanProjection and Reaction for Decision Support in Refineries: Combining Multiple Theories Kurt D

Krebsbach, Kurt D.

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rillEdge is a software system that provides real-time deci-sion support when drilling oil wells. Decisions are sup-  

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D rillEdge is a software system that provides real-time deci- sion support when drilling oil wells developed DrillEdge to reduce the cost and decrease the probability of fail- ures in oil well drilling. Currently, DrillEdge continuously mon- itors around 30 oil well drilling operations in parallel for sever

Aamodt, Agnar

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Data mining: support for making decisions in public institutions  

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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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Towards Better Approaches To Decision Support in Logistics Problems  

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Towards Better Approaches To Decision Support in Logistics Problems Ian Davidson and Ryszard a decision support framework for logistics problems. The research covers methodologies, technologies and software tools. The framework considers typical characteristics of real-world logistics problems, common

Davidson, Ian

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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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Decision support software technology demonstration plan  

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The performance evaluation of innovative and alternative environmental technologies is an integral part of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mission. Early efforts focused on evaluating technologies that supported the implementation of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. In 1986 the Agency began to demonstrate and evaluate the cost and performance of remediation and monitoring technologies under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program (in response to the mandate in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)). In 1990, the US Technology Policy was announced. This policy placed a renewed emphasis on making the best use of technology in achieving the national goals of improved quality of life for all Americans, continued economic growth, and national security. In the spirit of the technology policy, the Agency began to direct a portion of its resources toward the promotion, recognition, acceptance, and use of US-developed innovative environmental technologies both domestically and abroad. Decision Support Software (DSS) packages integrate environmental data and simulation models into a framework for making site characterization, monitoring, and cleanup decisions. To limit the scope which will be addressed in this demonstration, three endpoints have been selected for evaluation: Visualization; Sample Optimization; and Cost/Benefit Analysis. Five topics are covered in this report: the objectives of the demonstration; the elements of the demonstration plan; an overview of the Site Characterization and Monitoring Technology Pilot; an overview of the technology verification process; and the purpose of this demonstration plan.

SULLIVAN,T.; ARMSTRONG,A.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elements of an environmental decision support system for seasonal wetland salt management in a river basin subjected to water quality regulation  

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Seasonally managed wetlands in the Grasslands Basin on the west-side of California's San Joaquin Valley provide food and shelter for migratory wildfowl during winter months and sport for waterfowl hunters during the annual duck season. Surface water supply to these wetlands contain salt which, when drained to the San Joaquin River during the annual drawdown period, can negatively impact water quality and cause concern to downstream agricultural riparian water diverters. Recent environmental regulation, limiting discharges salinity to the San Joaquin River and primarily targeting agricultural non-point sources, now also targets return flows from seasonally managed wetlands. Real-time water quality management has been advocated as a means of continuously matching salt loads discharged from agricultural, wetland and municipal operations to the assimilative capacity of the San Joaquin River. Past attempts to build environmental monitoring and decision support systems (EDSS's) to implement this concept have enjoyed limited success for reasons that are discussed in this paper. These reasons are discussed in the context of more general challenges facing the successful implementation of a comprehensive environmental monitoring, modelling and decision support system for the San Joaquin River Basin.

Quinn, N.W.T.

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TITIM GIS-tool: A GIS-based decision support system for measuring the territorial impact of transport infrastructures  

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Abstract To achieve sustainability in the area of transport we need to view the decision-making process as a whole and consider all the most important socio-economic and environmental aspects involved. Improvements in transport infrastructures have a positive impact on regional development and significant repercussions on the economy, as well as affecting a large number of ecological processes. This article presents a DSS to assess the territorial effects of new linear transport infrastructures based on the use of GIS. The TITIM – Transport Infrastructure Territorial Impact Measurement – GIS tool allows these effects to be calculated by evaluating the improvement in accessibility, loss of landscape connectivity, and the impact on other local territorial variables such as landscape quality, biodiversity and land-use quality. The TITIM GIS tool assesses these variables automatically, simply by entering the required inputs, and thus avoiding the manual reiteration and execution of these multiple processes. TITIM allows researchers to use their own GIS databases as inputs, in contrast with other tools that use official or predefined maps. The TITIM GIS-tool is tested by application to six HSR projects in the Spanish Strategic Transport and Infrastructure Plan 2005–2020 (PEIT). The tool creates all 65 possible combinations of these projects, which will be the real test scenarios. For each one, the tool calculates the accessibility improvement, the landscape connectivity loss, and the impact on the landscape, biodiversity and land-use quality. The results reveal which of the HSR projects causes the greatest benefit to the transport system, any potential synergies that exist, and help define a priority for implementing the infrastructures in the plan.

Emilio Ortega; Isabel Otero; Santiago Mancebo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Elements of a decision support system for real-time management ofdissolved oxygen in the San Joaquin River deep water ship channel  

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A decision support system (DSS) has been designed and will be implemented over the next three years to assist in the control and management of episodes of low dissolved oxygen (DO) in a Deep Water Ship Channel (DWSC), located near Stockton, California. The DSS integrates three information technology functions. The first part is the collection and management of data on flow, pollution loads and water quality. The second part is the simulation model which can forecast the dissolved oxygen sag in the DWSC and determine management actions necessary to improve dissolved oxygen concentrations. The third part is the graphical user interface, which facilitates the computer simulations and posting of the forecasted dissolved oxygen and remedial measures to a stakeholder group for implementations.

Quinn, N.W.T.; Jacobs, Karl; Chen, Carl W.; Stringfellow, WilliamT.

2004-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling situation awareness for Context-aware Decision Support  

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Situation awareness modelling is popularly used in the command and control domain for situation assessment and decision support. However, situation models in real-world applications are typically complex and not easy to use. This paper presents a Context-aware ... Keywords: Context awareness, Decision support, Intelligent agents, Situation awareness

Yu-Hong Feng; Teck-Hou Teng; Ah-Hwee Tan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"LIFE OF FIELD" DEVELOPMENT DECISIONS, DOE-SUPPORTED SIMULATION SOFTWARE  

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, Polymer flooding, ASP or lower concentration flooding, and CO2). WHO SHOULD ATTEND Petroleum Engineers"LIFE OF FIELD" DEVELOPMENT DECISIONS, DOE-SUPPORTED SIMULATION SOFTWARE AS A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL, and ultimately enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes. DOE-developed simulation software packages

Thompson, Anne

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Towards Better Approaches To Decision Support in Logistics Problems  

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Towards Better Approaches To Decision Support in Logistics Problems Ian Davidson and Ryszard a decision support framework for logistics problems. The research covers methodologies, technologies and software tools. The framework considers typical characteristics of real­world logistics problems, common

Davidson, Ian

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North Slope Decision Support for Water Resource Planning and Management  

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The objective of this project was to enhance the water resource decision-making process with respect to oil and gas exploration/production activities on Alaska’s North Slope. To this end, a web-based software tool was developed to allow stakeholders to assemble, evaluate, and communicate relevant information between and amongst themselves. The software, termed North Slope Decision Support System (NSDSS), is a visually-referenced database that provides a platform for running complex natural system, planning, and optimization models. The NSDSS design was based upon community input garnered during a series of stakeholder workshops, and the end product software is freely available to all stakeholders via the project website. The tool now resides on servers hosted by the UAF Water and Environmental Research Center, and will remain accessible and free-of-charge for all interested stakeholders. The development of the tool fostered new advances in the area of data evaluation and decision support technologies, and the finished product is envisioned to enhance water resource planning activities on Alaska’s North Slope.

Schnabel, William; Brumbelow, Kelly

2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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GIS-Supported Decision Making for Low-Temperature Geothermal Energy in Central Italy  

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The project specifications of a geospatial decision support system are described in this chapter. The system is dedicated to the low-temperature geothermal energy, and it allows to build spatial models of the res...

Alberto Gemelli; Adriano Mancini…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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

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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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Microsoft Word - Improved Interfaces and Decision Support_FINAL...  

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sets and performance of today's system operators. * Customer Decision Making - Demand Response (DR) systems will provide information to customers in easily understood formats...

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Supporting Risk-Informed Decisions during Business Process Execution  

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be acceptable. Moreover, we have shown that it is not always possible to mitigate all process risks. For exampleSupporting Risk-Informed Decisions during Business Process Execution Raffaele Conforti1 participants in making risk-informed decisions, with the aim to reduce the process risks. Risk reduction

van der Aalst, Wil

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Decision Support for Redesigning Wastewater Treatment Technologies  

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Critical macroenvironmental factors, such as housing density, transportation infrastructure, and climate conditions were found to affect technology decisions regarding reactor volume, weight of outputs, energy consumption, atmospheric emissions, investment cost, and net revenue. ... It covers Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, Political, Legal, Ethical, and Demographic factors that can influence the design of the treatment processes, costs, and end-product outputs of the proposed RRP (Table 5). ... However, the risks related to acids may be prohibitive of this method. ...

Jennifer R. McConville; Rahel Künzle; Ulrike Messmer; Kai M. Udert; Tove A. Larsen

2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Cybersecurity Games and Investments: A Decision Support Approach  

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Cybersecurity Games and Investments: A Decision Support Approach Emmanouil Panaousis1 , Andrew or inefficient spending on cybersecurity. To this end, we first model the cybersecurity environment multi-objective, multi- ple choice Knapsack to determine the optimal cybersecurity investment. Our

Malacaria, Pasquale

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

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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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HOSPITAL REORGANIZATION: HOW TO HELP DECISION A DECISION SUPPORT SOFTWARE FOR THE SURGICAL  

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HOSPITAL REORGANIZATION: HOW TO HELP DECISION MAKERS? A DECISION SUPPORT SOFTWARE FOR THE SURGICAL and surgical protocols, hospitals have to consider radical organisational changes to ensure continuous of hospital managers' choices during each phase of the reengineering project thanks to a discreet even

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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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  

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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

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UNEP-Bioenergy Decision Support Tool | Open Energy Information  

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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

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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

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KNOWLEDGE-BASED DECISION SUPPORT IN OIL WELL DRILLING  

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KNOWLEDGE-BASED DECISION SUPPORT IN OIL WELL DRILLING Combining general and case-specific knowledge of Computer and Information Science. agnar.aamodt@idi.ntnu.no Abstract: Oil well drilling is a complex process. This is followed, in section 3, by an oil well drilling scenario and an example from a problem solving session

Aamodt, Agnar

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Transportation Center Seminar "Electric Vehicle Recharging: Decision Support  

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Transportation Center Seminar "Electric Vehicle Recharging: Decision Support Tools for Drivers Conference Center Refreshments available at 3:30 pm Abstract: Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have become a practical and affordable alternative in recent years to conventional gasoline-powered vehicles

Bustamante, Fabián E.

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PROBLEM DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE DECISION SUPPORT SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATION  

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This demonstration is focused on evaluating the utility of decision support software in addressing environmental problems. Three endpoints have been selected for evaluation: (1) Visualization, (2) Sample Optimization, and (3) Cost/Benefit Analysis. The definitions for these three areas in this program are listed.

SULLIVAN,T.; ARMSTRONG,A.; OSLEEB,J.

1998-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Audio Decision Support for Supervisory Control of Unmanned Vehicles  

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1 Audio Decision Support for Supervisory Control of Unmanned Vehicles Literature Review C.E. NEHME sources (dissertations, conference proceedings) relevant to the use of the audio channel in a multimodal that is used often in the literature is that of "virtual audio cues". This term refers to the phenomenon

Cummings, Mary "Missy"

102

Hyperbolic Dirac Nets for medical decision support. Theory, methods, and comparison with Bayes Nets  

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We recently introduced the concept of a Hyperbolic Dirac Net (HDN) for medical inference on the grounds that, while the traditional Bayes Net (BN) is popular in medicine, it is not suited to that domain: there are many interdependencies such that any ... Keywords: Bayes Net, Complex, Decision support system, Dirac, Expert system, Hyperbolic, Hyperbolic Dirac Net, Medical inference

Barry Robson

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision SupportDecision Support JoJozzef Stefanef Stefan International Postgraduate SchoolInternational Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Ljubljana  

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or what is making decisions? computerman · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive sciences Sciences Who or what is making decisions? computerman · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive = )()( buauba > Decision TheoryDecision Theory Decision table: Types of decisions: · Certainty: all relevant

Bohanec, Marko

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Facility Energy Decision System | Open Energy Information  

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Desktop Application Website: www.pnl.govfeds Cost: Paid OpenEI Keyword(s): FEDS, EERE tool, Facility Energy Decision System Language: English References: Facility Energy...

105

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. 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

106

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

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

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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

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Estimating traffic flows and environmental effects of urban commercial supply in global city logistics decision support  

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logistics decision support Jesús González Feliu Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports Frédéric Henriot for the entire urban logistics system. The model shows the relation between several aspects of commercial on representative scenarios are proposed. Introduction City logistics studies the urban part of the logistic chain

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Identification of Information in Decision Systems  

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

112

Decision-support tools for the assessment process  

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A new software system is under development that provides a framework to link disparate assessment software and databases for site-specific, regional, or national analyses. This system represents the merger of the Framework for Risk Analysis in Multimedia Environmental Systems (FRAMES), which performs site-specific assessments, and Multi-media, Multi-pathway, Multi-receptor Risk Assessment (3MRA) methodology, which performs regional and national assessments. This Merged System is an icon-driven, site-layout platform, which represents an interactive means by which the user graphically constructs a conceptualization of the problem by visually expressing the assessment, indicating sources of contamination, contaminant travel pathways through the environment, linkages between contamination and people or wildlife, and impacts associated with the contamination. It processes data as part of a systems-based assessment and is an open-architecture, object-oriented framework, which contains ''sockets'' for a collection of databases and computer codes that will transparently simulate elements of transport, exposure, and risk assessment, including contaminant source and release to and through overland soils, vadose and saturated zones, air, surface water, food supply, intake human health impacts, sensitivity/uncertainty, ecological impacts, with the ability to expand into areas including Geographical Information System (GIS), remediation technology, cost analysis, Data Quality Objectives, life-cycle management, and conceptual site design. A user can choose from a list of models, and the assessment path forward can be visually presented, which describes the models and their linkages from source through receptor to the decision-making endpoint.

Whelan, Gene; Pelton, Mitch A.; Dorow, Kevin E.

2004-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A New, Entropy Based Method To Support Waste and Resource Management Decisions  

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A New, Entropy Based Method To Support Waste and Resource Management Decisions ... Case studies demonstrate that the new tool is well suited to support and complement existing methods for decision making in waste and resource management such as LCA. ... To calculate X and Y, a mathematical function from the field of Information Theory is used (8). ...

Helmut Rechberger; Paul H. Brunner

2001-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract 4271: The cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics as a clinical decision support tool  

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...Abstract 4271: The cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics as a clinical decision support tool JianJiong...are evolving the cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics into a clinical decision support tool...analysis engine that makes complex cancer genomics data accessible to a wide range of cancer...

JianJiong Gao; B. Arman Aksoy; Benjamin Gross; Gideon Dresdner; Yichao Sun; S. Onur Sumer; Chris Sander; Nikolaus Schultz

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Artificial neural network: an upcoming strategic decision planning support tool  

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Finding a reliable technique to help in the strategic planning is not a new research issue. Past studies, using several techniques and models, have shown only limited progress. Existing techniques are either too complex and time-consuming or too unreliable for full-scale adoption. Artificial neural network (ANN) technology seems capable of overcoming most of these shortcomings. This paper overviews existing techniques: the strategic-fit concept, CAPM, traditional DSS, and expert systems and contrasts them with ANN. An illustrative application is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of ANN in supporting a diversification strategic planning.

Godwin J. Udo

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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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

118

Lung Cancer Assistant: a hybrid clinical decision support application for lung cancer care  

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...author and source are credited. Lung Cancer Assistant: a hybrid clinical decision support application for lung cancer care M. Berkan Sesen 1 Michael D...meetings are becoming the model of care for cancer patients worldwide. While MDTs have...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

120

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

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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 information for their decision making is often not readily available or accessible to them, or not presented in a usable form. It has been suggested that scientists need to produce more “usable” information with enhanced credibility, legitimacy, and saliency to ensure the adoption of research results. In basin-scale management of coupled human-water systems, water resources managers, like other decision makers, are frequently confronted with the need to make major decisions in the face of high system complexity and uncertainty. The integration of useful and relevant scientific information is necessary and critical to enable informed decision-making. This paper describes the main aspects of what has been learned in the process of supporting sustainable water resources planning and management in the semi-arid southwestern United States by means of integrated modeling. Our experience indicates that particular attention must be paid to the proper definition of focus questions, explicit conceptual modeling, a suitable modeling strategy, and a formal scenario analysis approach in order to facilitate the development of “usable” scientific information. We believe that these lessons and insights can be useful to other scientific efforts in the broader area of linking environmental science with decision making.

Yuqiong Liu; Hoshin Gupta; Everett Springer; Thorsten Wagener

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Analysis of Group Decision Making for Complex Engineered Systems  

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Understanding group decision-making processes is crucial for design or operation of a complex system. Unfortunately, there are few experimental tools that might contribute to the development of a theory of group decision-making ...

Broniatowski, David Andre

122

Protein cellular localization with multiclass support vector machines and decision trees  

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Many cellular functions are carried out in compartments of the cell. The cellular localization of a protein is thus related to its function identification. This paper investigates the use of two Machine Learning techniques, Support Vector Machines (SVMs) ... Keywords: decision trees, machine learning, multiclass support vector machines, protein cellular localization

Ana Carolina Lorena; André C. P. L. F. de Carvalho

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating Habitat Value in Support of Contaminant Remediation Decisions: Approach  

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Habitat valuation methods are most often developed and used to prioritize candidate lands for conservation. In this study the intent of habitat valuation was to inform the decision-making process for remediation of chemical contaminants on specific lands or surface water bodies. Methods were developed to summarize dimensions of habitat value for six representative aquatic and terrestrial contaminated sites at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) on the US Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation in Oak Ridge, TN, USA. Several general valuation metrics were developed for three broad categories: site use by groups of organisms, site rarity, and use value added from spatial context. Examples of use value metrics are taxa richness, a direct measure of number of species that inhabit an area, complexity of habitat structure, an indirect measure of potential number of species that may use the area, and land use designation, a measure of the length of time that the area will be available for use. Measures of rarity included presence of rare species or communities. Examples of metrics for habitat use value added from spatial context included similarity or complementarity of neighboring habitat patches and presence of habitat corridors. More specific metrics were developed for groups of organisms in contaminated streams, ponds, and terrestrial ecosystems. For each of these metrics, cutoff values for high, medium, and low habitat value were suggested, based on available information on distributions of organisms and landscape features, as well as habitat use information. A companion paper describes the implementation of these habitat valuation metrics and scoring criteria in the remedial investigation for ETTP.

Efroymson, Rebecca Ann [ORNL; Peterson, Mark J [ORNL; Welsh, Christopher John Edward [ORNL; Druckenbrod, Daniel L [ORNL; Ryon, Michael G [ORNL; Smith, John G [ORNL; Hargrove, William Walter [ORNL; Giffen, Neil R [ORNL; Roy, W Kelly [ORNL; Quarles III, Harry Dewitt [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Confidence, uncertainty and decision-support relevance in climate predictions  

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...atmospheric chemistry, the carbon cycle, stratospheric dynamics, ice dynamics, etc.) as they develop into Earth System Models (ESMs). For these processes, and therefore for climate forecasting, there is no possibility of a true cycle...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ELECTRICAL SUPPORT SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT  

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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

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

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

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

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Revision Moment for the Retail Decision-Making System.  

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?? In this work we address to the problems of the loan origination decision-making systems. In accordance with the basic principles of the loan origination… (more)

Juszczuk, Agnieszka Beata

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BEHAVIOR PREDICTION FOR DECISION AND CONTROL IN COGNITIVE AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS  

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BEHAVIOR PREDICTION FOR DECISION AND CONTROL IN COGNITIVE AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS ASOK RAY*, SHASHI for decision and control in cognitive autonomous systems. The objective is to coordinate human­machine collaboration such that human operators can assess and enable autonomous systems to utilize their experi- ential

Ray, Asok

129

Decision Support Framework for Developing Regional Energy Strategies  

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This hybrid framework aimed to (1) provide necessary background information to users regarding the development of coupled climate-energy strategies; (2) account for users’ values and objectives; (3) allow for the construction of bespoke energy portfolios bounded by real-world supply and demand constraints; and (4) provide a more rigorous basis for addressing trade-offs. ... At its heart, the President’s CAP calls for changes in the nation’s energy system, which relies on a portfolio of different fuels and power-generation technologies, as well as research and development activities targeted at new infrastructure and energy investment. ... Purchasing electricity from the conventional grid was the least preferred energy option; it was selected by only 4.2% of respondents and accounted for less than 1% of total energy output (Table 1). ...

Douglas L. Bessette; Joseph Arvai; Victoria Campbell-Arvai

2014-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

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of Environmental Science and Management University of California, Santa Barbara April 10, 2009 #12;Project Impetus/Commercial -Industrial -Agriculture -Environment -Energy Energy Providers -Peak/Base -Generation Type -Location -Capacity Surface Water Ground Water Population Growth Industry Fuels Wind Hydro Solar Thermoelectric #12;System

Keller, Arturo A.

131

Adjoint model sensitivities for aerosol health impacts analysis and decision support tools  

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attribution of PM2.5 related mortality From fossil fuel SO2 (25,638) From fossil fuel NOx (19,816) SourceAdjoint model sensitivities for aerosol health impacts analysis and decision support tools Daven K on impacts on human health - develop high-resolution maps of source influences - integrate results

Jacob, Daniel J.

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Abstract B67: Role of social support in Pap test decision making among Pacific Islander women  

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...Abstract B67: Role of social support in Pap test decision making among Pacific Islander...anticipated consequences of getting a Pap test. Items also assessed female participants...participants (49.9%) had received a Pap test within the past three years. A logistic...

Sora Park Tanjasiri; Jie Wu Weiss; Michele Mouttapa; Lola Sablan Santos; Jasmine Lacsamana DeGuzman; Vanessa Tuione May; Lourdes Quitugua; Dorothy Vaivao

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Funding for Large-Scale Sustainable Energy Projects Combining Expert Opinions to Support Decisions  

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Funding for Large-Scale Sustainable Energy Projects Combining Expert Opinions to Support Decisions for a sustainable energy future? Three teams, UMass, Harvard, and FEEM (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei), share a goal technologies to fund for optimal success for a sustainable energy future. Progress and Results · Created models

Mountziaris, T. J.

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Novel scenarios for sustainable waterway sediments management deduced from a decision-support tool  

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Novel scenarios for sustainable waterway sediments management deduced from a decision-support tool-(0)-238-643504 E-mail: b.lemiere@brgm.fr Introduction: Sediments accumulating in waterways represent a triple dredging releases millions of m3 of sediments, from which a large part is contaminated or even polluted

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Decision Support Modeling and analysis of an auction-based logistics market  

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Decision Support Modeling and analysis of an auction-based logistics market Semra Agrali a , BarisÃ? a logistics spot market where the transportation orders from a number of firms are matched with two types that have lower costs. In order to analyze the effects of implementing a logistics spot market

Karaesmen, Fikri

136

A Decision Support Tool for the Pushback Rate Control of Airport Departures  

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-testing of these types of strategies at Boston Logan International Airport, focusing on the communication). Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is a major airport in the United States, and serves1 A Decision Support Tool for the Pushback Rate Control of Airport Departures Melanie Sandberg

Gummadi, Ramakrishna

137

The Cloud Adoption Toolkit: Supporting Cloud Adoption Decisions in the Enterprise  

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1 The Cloud Adoption Toolkit: Supporting Cloud Adoption Decisions in the Enterprise Ali Khajeh-Hosseini, David Greenwood, James W. Smith, Ian Sommerville Cloud Computing Co-laboratory, School of Computer Science University of St Andrews, UK {akh, dsg22, jws7, ifs}@cs.st-andrews.ac.uk Abstract Cloud computing

Sommerville, Ian

138

Abstract 4271: The cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics as a clinical decision support tool  

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...To this end, we are evolving the cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics into a clinical decision support tool. The cBioPortal is a web-based visualization and analysis engine that makes complex cancer genomics data accessible to a wide range of cancer researchers...

JianJiong Gao; B. Arman Aksoy; Benjamin Gross; Gideon Dresdner; Yichao Sun; S. Onur Sumer; Chris Sander; Nikolaus Schultz

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Knowledge-based service architecture for multi-risk environmental decision support applications  

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Knowledge-based service architecture for multi-risk environmental decision support applications and fusion. This paper describes our work to date on environmental service oriented architecture. This paper describes our work to date on knowledge-based service architecture implementations for multi

Middleton, Stuart E.

140

ECMI2008 Abstract Agent-Based Simulation as a Novel Decision Support Tool for Retail Managers  

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ECMI2008 Abstract Agent-Based Simulation as a Novel Decision Support Tool for Retail Managers Dr Strategy, Learning & Change (LUBS), Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK Abstract: Intelligent agents offer a new and exciting way of understanding the world of work. We apply agent-based simulation to investigate a set

Aickelin, Uwe

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Developing decision support tools for rangeland management by combining state and transition models and Bayesian belief networks  

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Developing decision support tools for rangeland management by combining state and transition models 2008 Keywords: Rangeland management State and transition model Queensland Bayesian belief network Adaptive management Decision support a b s t r a c t State and transition models provide a simple

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A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM (DSS) FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SELECTION  

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...................................................................................................... 1 1.1 History of Stormwater Regulations................................................................................................... 12 3.2 Software/Database Development

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Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis  

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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

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Decision tree for adjuvant right ventricular support in patients receiving a left ventricular assist device  

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Background Right ventricular (RV) failure is a significant complication after implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). It is therefore important to identify patients at risk a priori. However, prognostic models derived from multivariate analyses have had limited predictive power. Methods This study retrospectively analyzed the records of 183 LVAD recipients between May 1996 and October 2009; of these, 27 later required a RVAD (RVAD+) and 156 remained on LVAD only (RVAD?) until transplant or death. A decision tree model was constructed to represent combinatorial non-linear relationships of the pre-operative data that are predictive of the need for RVAD support. Results An optimal set of 8 pre-operative variables were identified: transpulmonary gradient, age, right atrial pressure, international normalized ratio, heart rate, white blood cell count, alanine aminotransferase, and the number of inotropic agents. The resultant decision tree, which consisted of 28 branches and 15 leaves, identified RVAD+ patients with 85% sensitivity, RVAD? patients with 83% specificity, and exhibited an area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of 0.87. Conclusions The decision tree model developed in this study exhibited several advantages compared with existing risk scores. Quantitatively, it provided improved prognosis of RV support by encoding the non-linear, synergic interactions among pre-operative variables. Because of its intuitive structure, it more closely mimics clinical reasoning and therefore can be more readily interpreted. Further development with additional multicenter, longitudinal data may provide a valuable prognostic tool for triage of LVAD therapy and, potentially, improve outcomes.

Yajuan Wang; Marc A. Simon; Pramod Bonde; Bronwyn U. Harris; Jeffrey J. Teuteberg; Robert L. Kormos; James F. Antaki

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Computuerized Operator Support System Prototype  

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A report was published by the Idaho National Laboratory in September of 2012, entitled Design to Achieve Fault Tolerance and Resilience, which described the benefits of automating operator actions for transients. The report identified situations in which providing additional automation in lieu of operator actions would be advantageous. It recognized that managing certain plant upsets is sometimes limited by the operator’s ability to quickly diagnose the fault and to take the needed actions in the time available. Undoubtedly, technology is underutilized in the nuclear power industry for operator assistance during plant faults and operating transients. In contrast, other industry sectors have amply demonstrated that various forms of operator advisory systems can enhance operator performance while maintaining the role and responsibility of the operator as the independent and ultimate decision-maker. A computerized operator support system (COSS) is proposed for use in nuclear power plants to assist control room operators in addressing time-critical plant upsets. A COSS is a collection of technologies to assist operators in monitoring overall plant performance and making timely, informed decisions on appropriate control actions for the projected plant condition. The COSS does not supplant the role of the operator, but rather provides rapid assessments, computations, and recommendations to reduce workload and augment operator judgment and decision-making during fast-moving, complex events. This project proposes a general model for a control room COSS that addresses a sequence of general tasks required to manage any plant upset: detection, validation, diagnosis, recommendation, monitoring, and recovery. The model serves as a framework for assembling a set of technologies that can be interrelated to assist with each of these tasks. A prototype COSS has been developed in order to demonstrate the concept and provide a test bed for further research. The prototype is based on four underlying elements consisting of a digital alarm system, computer-based procedures, PI&D system representations, and a recommender module for mitigation actions. At this point, the prototype simulates an interface to a sensor validation module and a fault diagnosis module. These two modules will be fully integrated in the next version of the prototype. The initial version of the prototype is now operational at the Idaho National Laboratory using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Human Systems Simulation Laboratory (HSSL). The HSSL is a full-scope, full-scale glass top simulator capable of simulating existing and future nuclear power plant main control rooms. The COSS is interfaced to the Generic Pressurized Water Reactor (gPWR) simulator with industry-typical control board layouts. The glass top panels display realistic images of the control boards that can be operated by touch gestures. A section of the simulated control board was dedicated to the COSS human-system interface (HSI), which resulted in a seamless integration of the COSS into the normal control room environment.

Ken Thomas; Ronald Boring; Roger Lew; Tom Ulrich; Richard Villim

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Computuerized Operator Support System Prototype  

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A report was published by the Idaho National Laboratory in September of 2012, entitled Design to Achieve Fault Tolerance and Resilience, which described the benefits of automating operator actions for transients. The report identified situations in which providing additional automation in lieu of operator actions would be advantageous. It recognized that managing certain plant upsets is sometimes limited by the operator’s ability to quickly diagnose the fault and to take the needed actions in the time available. Undoubtedly, technology is underutilized in the nuclear power industry for operator assistance during plant faults and operating transients. In contrast, other industry sectors have amply demonstrated that various forms of operator advisory systems can enhance operator performance while maintaining the role and responsibility of the operator as the independent and ultimate decision-maker. A computerized operator support system (COSS) is proposed for use in nuclear power plants to assist control room operators in addressing time-critical plant upsets. A COSS is a collection of technologies to assist operators in monitoring overall plant performance and making timely, informed decisions on appropriate control actions for the projected plant condition. The COSS does not supplant the role of the operator, but rather provides rapid assessments, computations, and recommendations to reduce workload and augment operator judgment and decision-making during fast-moving, complex events. This project proposes a general model for a control room COSS that addresses a sequence of general tasks required to manage any plant upset: detection, validation, diagnosis, recommendation, monitoring, and recovery. The model serves as a framework for assembling a set of technologies that can be interrelated to assist with each of these tasks. A prototype COSS has been developed in order to demonstrate the concept and provide a test bed for further research. The prototype is based on four underlying elements consisting of a digital alarm system, computer-based procedures, PI&D system representations, and a recommender module for mitigation actions. At this point, the prototype simulates an interface to a sensor validation module and a fault diagnosis module. These two modules will be fully integrated in the next version of the prototype. The initial version of the prototype is now operational at the Idaho National Laboratory using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Human Systems Simulation Laboratory (HSSL). The HSSL is a full-scope, full-scale glass top simulator capable of simulating existing and future nuclear power plant main control rooms. The COSS is interfaced to the Generic Pressurized Water Reactor (gPWR) simulator with industry-typical control board layouts. The glass top panels display realistic images of the control boards that can be operated by touch gestures. A section of the simulated control board was dedicated to the COSS human-system interface (HSI), which resulted in a seamless integration of the COSS into the normal control room environment.

Ken Thomas; Ronald Boring; Roger Lew; Tom Ulrich; Richard Villim

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of the Third Workshop on Medical Content–Based Retrieval for Clinical Decision Support (MCBR–CDS 2012)  

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The third workshop on Medical Content–based Retrieval for Clinical Decision Support (MCBR–CDS 2012) took place in connection with the MICCAI conference (Medical Image Computing for Computer–Assisted Interventi...

Henning Müller; Hayit Greenspan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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Supporting Multiple Cognitive Processing Styles Using Tailored Support Systems  

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According to theories of cognitive processing style or cognitive control mode, human performance is more effective when an individual’s cognitive state (e.g., intuition/scramble vs. deliberate/strategic) matches his/her ecological constraints or context (e.g., utilize intuition to strive for a "good-enough" response instead of deliberating for the "best" response under high time pressure). Ill-mapping between cognitive state and ecological constraints are believed to lead to degraded task performance. Consequently, incorporating support systems which are designed to specifically address multiple cognitive and functional states e.g., high workload, stress, boredom, and initiate appropriate mitigation strategies (e.g., reduce information load) is essential to reduce plant risk. Utilizing the concept of Cognitive Control Models, this paper will discuss the importance of tailoring support systems to match an operator's cognitive state, and will further discuss the importance of these ecological constraints in selecting and implementing mitigation strategies for safe and effective system performance. An example from the nuclear power plant industry illustrating how a support system might be tailored to support different cognitive states is included.

Tuan Q. Tran; Karen M. Feigh; Amy R. Pritchett

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support for integrated refinery supply chains: Part 1. Dynamic simulation  

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Supply chain studies are increasingly given top priority in enterprise-wide management. Present-day supply chains involve numerous, heterogeneous, geographically distributed entities with varying dynamics, uncertainties, and complexity. The performance of a supply chain relies on the quality of a multitude of design and operational decisions made by the various entities. In this two-part paper, we demonstrate that a dynamic model of an integrated supply chain can serve as a valuable quantitative tool that aids in such decision-making. In this Part 1, we present a dynamic model of an integrated refinery supply chain. The model explicitly considers the various supply chain activities such as crude oil supply and transportation, along with intra-refinery supply chain activities such as procurement planning, scheduling, and operations management. Discrete supply chain activities are integrated along with continuous production through bridging procurement, production, and demand management activities. Stochastic variations in transportation, yields, prices, and operational problems are considered in the proposed model. The economics of the refinery supply chain includes consideration of different crude slates, product prices, operation costs, transportation, etc. The proposed model has been implemented as a dynamic simulator, called Integrated Refinery In-Silico (IRIS). IRIS allows the user the flexibility to modify not only parameters, but also replace different policies and decision-making algorithms in a plug-and-play manner. It thus allows the user to simulate and analyze different policies, configurations, uncertainties, etc., through an easy-to-use graphical interface. The capabilities of IRIS for strategic and tactical decision support are illustrated using several case studies.

Suresh S. Pitty; Wenkai Li; Arief Adhitya; Rajagopalan Srinivasan; I.A. Karimi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supporting Event-based Unified Data Access/query over Integrated Data-views for Decision Making in Geographic  

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Systems (GIS) increasingly relies on analyses of spatial data in map- based formats. Maps are complex, GIS, federation, Web Services, information rendering, Service Oriented Architecture. Abstract-warning systems. Decision making in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) increasingly relies on analyses

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The Case for Distributed Decision Making Systems  

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......Manager team three Foreman plumber Foreman electrician 1 Project 1 Projea Figure 1. Divisional...Director. The actual labour used (electricians, plumbers, etc.) is, however...A. C. D. Smith, APL--A Design Handbook for Commercial Systems. Wiley, Chichester......

R. C. Thomas; A. Burns

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a Framework to Support Shared Decision Making for Youth Mental Health Medication Treatment  

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Abstract Medical shared decision making has demonstrated success in increasing collaboration between clients and practitioners for various health decisions. As the importance of a shared decision making approach becomes ...

Crickard, Elizabeth L.; O'Brien, Megan S.; Rapp, Charles A.; Holmes, Cheryl L.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unmanned systems win unexpected support  

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A review of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is presented in which emphasis is given to recent mission accomplishments and current directions of research. Existing and new military UAV programs are listed with reference to funding, the type of vehicle, and level of development. Several trends are established including the reliance of UVAs on global positioning satellites and advanced electronics and the growth of the UVA industry. UVAs that are in advanced stages of development or have been deployed include short-range UAV such as the Pioneer, the Pointer, the Sky Owl, and the Hunter. Key UAV systems are described such as the Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System, the Maritime Vertical Takeoff and Landing, and other VTOL systems. Very small UVAs and Exdrones are also discussed, and a weather reconnaissance system and surveillance systems are mentioned.

Schneiderman, R.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Decision aid systems for evaluating sustainability: a critical survey  

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Assessing sustainability in compliance with the EU water framework directive is affected by numerous conflicting interests. As they can no longer be resolved by means of intuitive reasoning, some authors propose the integration of the major fragmented indicators into one common indicator of the overall sustainability by means of a codified multi-criteria decision support methodology (DSM). Practitioners in urban water management, however, usually object to the use of a codified DSM, as in the legal context (negotiations between the stakeholders, tendering procedure) it might jeopardize the feasibility of the decision making process (DMP). Here we show that a feasible implementation of a DSM into the DMP is possible. To this end, we design a cooperative approach, which by means of an axiomatic evaluation helps to select an appropriate DSM. We illustrate it by a hypothetical dialogue between the relevant authority and the developer. It will expose the inherent limitations of the DSM, which are due to their underlying mathematical features.

Brunner, Norbert; Starkl, Markus

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Support for Green Supply Chain Operations by Integrating Dynamic Simulation and LCA Indicators: Diaper Case Study  

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Decision Support for Green Supply Chain Operations by Integrating Dynamic Simulation and LCA Indicators: Diaper Case Study ... Lifecycle assessment (LCA) is widely used to measure the environmental consequences assignable to a product. ... This paper proposes a framework for green supply chain management by integrating a SC dynamic simulation and LCA indicators to evaluate both the economic and environmental impacts of various SC decisions such as inventories, distribution network configuration, and ordering policy. ...

Arief Adhitya; Iskandar Halim; Rajagopalan Srinivasan

2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategic electric sector assessment methodology under sustainability conditions (SESAMS). Knowledge-based decision support framework: an enhanced methodology  

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Foreseeable growth in world population and the desire to maintain or improve a particular standard of living will lead to a substantial increase in future world-wide energy demands. Among the different energy carriers, electricity has become especially important because of its versatility and manifold connections with services that make our environment more liveable. Even innovative energy saving and pollution mitigation technologies often rely on electricity. The question which arises is what kind of global energy mix and designs of technologies used to produce, store, transmit and distribute electricity should be implemented in the future to provide these services as a fundamental desire in a way compatible with a sustainable development. There is a need to assess energy in a more comprehensive way, to introduce sustainability as a new paradigm and assess the consequences, to develop and test tools which could be helpful in the decision making process. The above issues, which affect the strategic planning of electric sector supply and end-use activities, both in developed and developing countries, will be addressed by the project proposed here in order to develop an integrated methodological tool for electric sector development. The use of models will assist decision makers and other actors such as citizens, politicians, and administrators involved in the process of selecting among options for future electricity generation in Switzerland, and in understanding alternative resource choices in the context of the sustainability criterion. The present paper introduces a new research project at ETH within the Alliance for Global Sustainability research framework. One of the goals of the project is to develop and utilise knowledge-based infrastructures (e.g., databases, expert systems) and power system simulation and multi-attribute decision support tools in conjunction with electric sector actors primarily in Switzerland and New England (USA) in order that decision-making takes place on a more informed and sound basis. In taking into account the timely development and dissemination of scenario option results, primary consideration will be given to national and industrial electricity concerns with the goal of assisting countries e.g. Switzerland, in the selection of acceptable energy options for the next 20 to 30 years.

Adrian V. Gheorghe; R.M. von Spakovsky; P.A. Haldi; Stefan Hirschberg; S. Connors

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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The Initial Development of a Computerized Operator Support System  

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A computerized operator support system (COSS) is a collection of resilient software technologies to assist operators in monitoring overall nuclear power plant performance and making timely, informed decisions on appropriate control actions for the projected plant condition. The COSS provides rapid assessments, computations, and recommendations to reduce workload and augment operator judgment and decision-making during fast- moving, complex events. A prototype COSS for a chemical volume control system at a nuclear power plant has been developed in order to demonstrate the concept and provide a test bed for further research. The development process identified four underlying elements necessary for the prototype, which consist of a digital alarm system, computer-based procedures, piping and instrumentation diagram system representations, and a recommender module for mitigation actions. An operational prototype resides at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) using the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Human Systems Simulation Laboratory (HSSL). Several human-machine interface (HMI) considerations are identified and incorporated in the prototype during this initial round of development.

Roger Lew; Ronald L Boring; Thomas A Ulrich; Ken Thomas

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WM2014 Conference- Building the Community of Practice for Performance and Risk Assessment in Support of Risk-Informed Environmental Management Decisions  

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WM2014 Conference - Building the Community of Practice for Performance and Risk Assessment in Support of Risk-Informed Environmental Management Decisions - 14575

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Decision support systems for tool reuse and EOL processes  

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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

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A Decision Support System for chemical incident information  

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]. There are various types of hazard evaluation methods and each method has its own technique. Some of these methods are What-If Analysis, Hazards and Operability Studies (HAZOP), Fault-Tree Analysis (FTA), and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) [11]. Risk...]. There are various types of hazard evaluation methods and each method has its own technique. Some of these methods are What-If Analysis, Hazards and Operability Studies (HAZOP), Fault-Tree Analysis (FTA), and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) [11]. Risk...

Sharma, Gaurav

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An Intelligent Operator Decision Support System for Abnormal Situation Management  

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(FCCU). 1 Introduction Abnormal situation is a general term used for any departure of the process from illustratedon the ModelIV FCCU, the details of which are discussed in Section 3. The conclusions drawn from

Venkatasubramanian, Venkat

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Group decision making based autonomous control system for street lighting  

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Most traditional street lighting systems do not have the function of autonomous control. Inspired by social animals and insects, an autonomous control system for street lighting is presented in this paper. All the lamp nodes compose a wireless sensor network (WSN) based lamp group in which there are a lamp leader, a succeeding leader, and some lamp members. All the lamp members communicate with the lamp leader by forming a tree topology. The lamp member collects ambient illumination using a light sensor periodically. When finding the illumination is under the preset threshold, the lamp member will send a turning-on vote to the lamp leader. The lamp leader counts the number of votes received from the members. When the number of the votes is larger than the preset threshold, the lamp leader will send a turning-on command to all the lamp members. Just like the succession behavior in social animals, the succeeding leader in the proposed system can automatically take the place of the current lamp leader when it is disabled. A failure message can be sent to the remote street lighting maintenance center by a GPRS network. Leader switching and group decision making tests have been carried out for validating these proposed methods. The experimental results show that the proposed system can automatically response to ambient light changes. The method of group decision making improves the anti-interference capability and the intelligence level of the lighting control system.

Jun Zhang; Guifang Qiao; Guangming Song; Hongtao Sun; Jian Ge

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of geographic information systems (GIS) in decision analysis for monitoring aquifer systems during oilfield development projects  

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) coupled with numerical ground water models provide a powerful Decision Support System (DSS) and visualization tool for monitoring aquifer systems during oilfield development projects. A GIS is a coupled software/hardware system that stores, processes, and displays a variety of data structures (raster, vector, TIN, CAD) that have been geographically referenced to some common map projection and coordinate system. Georeferencing allows the analyst to integrate diverse types of data layers into thematic maps for analysis of spatial trends and analyses. The integration of quasi 3-D numerical ground water models with GIS provides project managers with a Decision Support System (DSS) to assess potential impacts to aquifer systems during oilfield development projects. The rapid advancement in desktop PC computing power and data storage has allowed software developers to produce 32-bit GIS and data integration software applications. A variety of image processing, GIS, and numerical ground water modeling software will be used to demonstrate techniques for monitoring and visualizing the migration of an oilfield brine plume leaking during an oilfield development project. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of data structures and on database design to create a DSS within a desktop GIS to serve Project Managers during oilfield development.

Blundell, S.; Baldwin, D.O.; Anderson, N.J. [Integrated Geoscience, Inc., Helena, MT (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Novel Two-Staged Decision Support based Threat Evaluation and Weapon Assignment Algorithm, Asset-based Dynamic Weapon Scheduling using Artificial Intelligence Techinques  

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Surveillance control and reporting (SCR) system for air threats play an important role in the defense of a country. SCR system corresponds to air and ground situation management/processing along with information fusion, communication, coordination, simulation and other critical defense oriented tasks. Threat Evaluation and Weapon Assignment (TEWA) sits at the core of SCR system. In such a system, maximal or near maximal utilization of constrained resources is of extreme importance. Manual TEWA systems cannot provide optimality because of different limitations e.g.surface to air missile (SAM) can fire from a distance of 5Km, but manual TEWA systems are constrained by human vision range and other constraints. Current TEWA systems usually work on target-by-target basis using some type of greedy algorithm thus affecting the optimality of the solution and failing in multi-target scenario. his paper relates to a novel two-staged flexible dynamic decision support based optimal threat evaluation and weapon assignment...

Naeem, Huma; Hussain, Mukhtar; Khan, Shoab A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Intelligent Policy Simulator for Supporting Strategic Nuclear Policy Decision Making  

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One of the biggest challenges for strategic nuclear policy decision-makers is to discern nuclear proliferation intentions of nation states despite information ... . This chapter suggests a new computationally int...

Suman Rao

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Models to support cropping plan and crop rotation decisions. A review  

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Farmers must yearly allocate fields to different crops and choose crop management options. Far from being obvious, these decisions are critical because they modify farm productivity and profitability in the short...

Jérôme Dury; Noémie Schaller; Frédérick Garcia…

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Stochastic Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Support Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sediments  

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In the analysis, the benefits of health risk reductions and socio-economic benefits from removing seafood health advisories are evaluated against the detriments of remedial costs and life cycle environmental impacts. ... This step involves the compilation of resulting decision data and the investigation of decision stability under variations in model inputs. ... Acknowledging that the potential range of capping alternatives can be large for the Grenland fjord, we investigate six distinct alternatives based on differing magnitudes of the capping operation (Figure 1). ...

Magnus Sparrevik; David N. Barton; Mathew E. Bates; Igor Linkov

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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LCA as a Decision Support Tool for the Environmental Improvement of the Operation of a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant  

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LCA as a Decision Support Tool for the Environmental Improvement of the Operation of a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant ... Environmental diagnosis and improvement assessment (based on LCA) of sludge final disposal and biogas use alternatives for a municipal wastewater treatment plant. ... Life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology is used to evaluate the environmental profile of a product or process from its origin to its final destination. ...

Jorgelina C. Pasqualino; Montse Meneses; Montserrat Abella; Francesc Castells

2009-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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Automated Office Systems Support (AOSS) Quality Assurance Model...  

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assurance model, including checklists, for activity relative to network and desktop computer support. Automated Office Systems Support (AOSS) Quality Assurance Model More...

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Machine Maintenance Integrated Performance Support System  

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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

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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AS AN INNOVATIVE COMPUTER TOOL FOR SUPPORTING DECISIONS IN SME  

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of Technology Cottbus, Germany, krebs@iit.tu-cottbus.de Abstract: Knowledge management is promoted the scope of promotional activities, enabling SMEs to achieve the necessary short-and long-term competitiveness. SMEs have a decisive role in job creation and, more generally, are a factor of social stability

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Use (and abuse) of expert elicitation in support of decision making for public policy  

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...water small modular reactors . Proc Natl Acad Sci USA...1998 ) Uncertainty analysis in risk assessment...from experts in risk analysis . Risk Anal 19 ( 2...Advances in Decision Analysis: From Foundations to Applications...Cheng CH ( 2009 ) The reliability of aggregated probability...

M. Granger Morgan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro Storage Systems using ...  

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Key words: OR in Energy, Stochastic Programming, Markov Decision Processes, Approximate ..... j ] as the allowed reservoir content range j (in metric tons),.

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Product Reviews in Mobile Decision Aid Systems Rene T.A. Wietsma  

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Product Reviews in Mobile Decision Aid Systems Ren´e T.A. Wietsma and Francesco Ricci e- bile product recommender system which incorporates both structured (supplier driven) product://ectrl.itc.it ABSTRACT Recommender systems provide decision aid and information filtering functions that have a great

Ricci, Francesco

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Examples of How New Science and Online Management Tool Are Informing Nutrient Management Decisions  

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-depleted 'dead zones' and can fuel harmful algae blooms. This USGS decision support system represents a major

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

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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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E-Print Network 3.0 - argos decision support Sample Search Results  

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Summary: 1) including tropical moorings, XBTs, surface drifters, ship-based meteorology, tide gages, Argo... . This must be recognized and supported through (i) free and open...

183

Assessment of the effectiveness of the advanced programmatic risk analysis and management model (apram) as a decision support tool for construction projects  

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Construction projects are complicated and fraught with so many risks that many projects are unable to meet pre-defined project objectives. Managers of construction projects require decision support tools that can be used to identify, analyze...

Imbeah, William Kweku Ansah

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance assessment in support of the 1996 compliance certification application for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: A decision analysis perspective  

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is under development by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for the geologic disposal of transuranic waste. The primary regulatory requirements (i.e., 40 CFR 191 and 40 CFR 194) placed on the WIPP by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) involve a complementary cumulative distribution function (CCDF) for normalized radionuclide releases to the accessible environment. The interpretation and use of this CCDF from a decision analysis perspective is discussed and illustrated with results from the 1996 performance assessment for the WIPP, which was carried out to support a compliance certification application by the DOE to the EPA for the WIPP.

Helton, J.C. [Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States). Dept. of Mathematics; Anderson, D.R.; Jow, H.N.; Marietta, M.G. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Basabilvazo, G. [Dept. of Energy, Carlsbad, NM (United States)

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REVIEW OF DISCUSSIONS ABOUT DECISION SUPPORT ISSUES IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA AT THE NATO CCMS SPECIAL SESSION, AND OVERALL CONCLUSIONS.  

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Environmental management of contaminated lands is a complex process requiring a wide variety of decisions encompassing different technical, social, and political questions. Decision support for contaminated land management is an emerging field. Currently, a consensus for the best approach for using decision support does not exist. A special session on decision support was conducted at the NATO/CCMS meeting held in Wiesbaden Germany in June 2000. The NATO/CCMS Pilot Study on Remedial Action Technologies For Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Phase 3 is a multi-national forum for the exchange of information on emerging remediation technologies and technology demonstration. The Pilot Study is an activity of NATO Committee on Challenges for Modern Society (Web site: http://www.nato.int/ccms/info.htm). During the special session two guided discussion sessions were conducted and one set of questions to the conference participants was prepared. The discussion sections focused on obtaining information on the uses of decision support tools and the strengths and limitations of these tools. The questionnaire focused on gathering information on the use of decision support in the different countries participating in the meeting. This paper summarizes the findings of this information gathering exercise.

SULLIVAN,T.; VAN VEEN,H.; DAVIDSON,L.; BARDOS,R.P.

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Life Cycle Analysis System to Support D and D, Pollution Prevention, and Asset Recovery  

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This paper describes a life cycle analysis system (LCAS) developed to support US Department of Energy (DOE) decision-making regarding deactivation and decommissioning (D and D), pollution prevention (P2), and asset recovery, and its deployment to analyze the disposition of facilities and capital assets. Originally developed for use at the Oak Ridge East Tennessee Technology Park, this approach has been refined through application at Ohio Operations Office sites and is now being deployed at a number of DOE sites. Programs such as National Metals Recycle, the D and D Focus Area, P2, and Asset Utilization are successfully using the system to make better decisions resulting in lower cost to the taxpayer and improved environmental quality. The LCAS consists of a user-friendly, cost-effective, and analytically-sound decision-aiding process and a complementary suite of automated tools to handle data administration and multiple criteria life cycle analysis (LCA). LCA is a systematic and comprehensive process for identifying, assessing, and comparing alternatives for D and D, P2, and asset recovery at government sites, and for selecting and documenting a preferred alternative. An LCA includes all of the impacts (benefits and costs) that result from a course of action over the entire period of time affected by the action. The system also includes visualizations that aid communication and help make decision-making transparent. The LCAS has three major components related to data collection, decision alternative assessment, and making the decisions. Each component is discussed in-depth using the example of deployment of the LCAS to support asset recovery.

Bishop, L.; Tonn, B.E.; Yuracko, K.L.

1999-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The Use of Operational Research and Systems Analysis in Decision Making in Unilever  

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...Use of Operational Research and Systems Analysis in Decision Making in Unilever...investment and withdrawal problems. Systems analysis helps us to study the long-term...current information and we have computer based financial models to enable...

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a GIS-based decision support tool and assessment of Nile River water quality  

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The objective of this paper is to develop and present a GIS-based and software tool capable of data management, data visualisation, and data analysis. The developed software is proved to be a good tool in the initial assessment of the quality status of the Nile river water quality. In addition a Graphical User Interface (GUI) was fully designed and implemented to make the GIS tool very easy and handy for the decision maker. Spatial analysis and visualisation of water quality data can be easily presented through the interface. It is concluded that water quality along the main stem is much better than the quality along the two main branches, where more violations are observed.

Amgad Elmahdi; Assem Afify; Alaa Abdin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

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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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A GIS-based decision support tool for renewable energy management and planning in semi-arid rural environments of northeast of Brazil  

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This work describes the development of a management and planning system on a GIS (Geographic Information System) platform destined to decision makers that is, administrators, planners or consultants in renewable energies. It was conceived to deal with the management and planning of solar systems, biomass and aeolics in rural regions of Brazil. The prototype of the GIS tool covers an area of 183, 500 km2 and is made up of three blocks: management of installed renewable systems, inclusion (planning) of new systems and updating of the data banks. The GISA SOL 1.0 (Geographic Information System Applied to Solar Energy) has a total of 80 layers of information that permit the realization of spatial analyses on management and planning of renewable sources of energy at macro-spatial (state) and local (municipality) levels. A description and the methodology used for its development and a description of the functionalities will be made here. The system was developed mainly for PV systems as a support tool for management and planning of the Energy Development Program for States and Municipalities (PRODEEM), a program for inclusion in large scale of solar photovoltaic energy in the rural environment, conducted by the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil.

C. Tiba; A.L.B. Candeias; N. Fraidenraich; E.M. de S. Barbosa; P.B. de Carvalho Neto; J.B. de Melo Filho

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an integrated decision support system for supporting offshore oil spill response in harsh environments.  

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??Offshore oil spills can lead to significantly negative impacts on socio-economy and constitute a direct hazard to the marine environment and human health. The response… (more)

Li, Pu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated decision aid system for the development of Saint Charles River alluvial plain, Quebec, Canada  

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We describe an integrated decision aid system designed to assist land-use planning and management of the alluvial plain of Saint Charles River, Quebec. The first stages of the development of the system consisted in building a georeferenced database managed by a geographical information system (GIS), and to elaborate eight different development scenarios along the Saint Charles River in a multiple decision-maker context. Multicriteria analysis (MCA) was then used to evaluate and compare the scenarios according to eleven criteria, using a combination of GIS analysis with Mapinfo and multicriteria processing carried out in PROMCALC & GAIA 3.5. This process leads to a partial ranking (PROMETHEE I) and a complete ranking of the scenarios (PROMETHEE II) for each individual decision-maker as well as for the whole group. We show that this approach helps multiple decision-makers to reach rational decisions based on scientific data and political considerations.

Nadine J. Martin; Benoit St Onge; Jean-Philippe Waaub

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision making in fuzzy discrete event systems F. Lin a,c,*, H. Ying a  

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includes a FDES decision model, a fuzzy objective generator for generating optimal control objectives Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Keywords: Discrete event systems; Fuzzy logic; Decision making; HIV ``good'' to ``bad''. For such applications, we need to introduce fuzzy logic to DES. In a conference

Lin, Feng

195

Support system design for a superconducting MRI magnet  

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shields cooled to intermediate temperanires. The rest of the heat transfer is solid conduction through various components. One of these components is the magnet support system. The support system for a superconducting magnet suspends the components at 4.... A design of a support system for a superconducting magnet was developed. This system will be used to suspend the Texas Accelerator Center (TAC) liquid helium cooled, four tesla, one meter bore, superconducting coils (cold mass) inside a room...

Watts, Louis Chad

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

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

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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; Jørgensen, 1994) in which systems are modelled 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.

Francesco Danuso

2008-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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; Jørgensen, 1994) in which systems are modelled 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.

Francesco Danuso

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A Gis-Based Decision Support Tool for Renewable Energy Management and Planning in Semi-Arid Rural Environments of Northeast of Brazil —General Description and Methodology  

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This work describes the development of a system of management and planning elaborated on a GIS platform (Geographic Information System) and is directed to decision makers, be they administrators, planners or cons...

Chigueru Tíba; Ana Lùcia Bezerra Candeias…

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation and initial evaluation of a decision support platform for selecting production routes of biomass-derived chemicals  

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Abstract A decision support platform is developed to evaluate and screen options for producing chemicals from biomass feedstock. The platform is based on the modelling of the socalled compartmental processing blocks (CPBs) and their connections. It includes a simulation tool and a synthesis/optimisation tool, both based on a central database which holds process and economic information about individual CPBs. The synthesis/optimisation tool performs screening over multiple production routes by means of modelling and optimisation of superstructures that represent possible feedstock, routes, and products in a given case of assessment. The current implementation uses Excel for the database and the simulation tool, while the synthesis/ optimisation tool is based on GAMS. A case study on green ethylene production is reported to illustrate the application of the platform.

Marinella Tsakalova; Ta-Chen Lin; Aidong Yang; Antonis C. Kokossis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System support software for TSTA (Tritium Systems Test Assembly)  

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The fact that Tritium Systems Test Assembly (TSTA) is an experimental facility makes it impossible and undesirable to try to forecast the exact software requirements. Thus the software had to be written in a manner that would allow modifications without compromising the safety requirements imposed by the handling of tritium. This suggested a multi-level approach to the software. In this approach (much like the ISO network model) each level is isolated from the level below and above by cleanly defined interfaces. For example, the subsystem support level interfaces with the subsystem hardware through the software support level. Routines in the software support level provide operations like ''OPEN VALVE'' and CLOSE VALVE'' to the subsystem level. This isolates the subsystem level from the actual hardware. This is advantageous because changes can occur in any level without the need for propagating the change to any other level. The TSTA control system consists of the hardware level, the data conversion level, the operator interface level, and the subsystem process level. These levels are described.

Claborn, G.W.; Mann, L.W.; Nielson, C.W.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Science | Argonne National Laboratory  

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to develop and apply the critical decision support methods. Decision support tools help our nation plan our response to potential catastrophes. As a leading developer of these...

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Global vs. local decision support for multiple independent UAV schedule management  

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As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) become increasingly autonomous, time-critical and complex single-operator systems will require advance prediction and mitigation of schedule conflicts. However, actions that

Cummings, M.l

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

The Cognitive Ergonomics of Knowledge-Based Design Support Systems  

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The Cognitive Ergonomics of Knowledge-Based Design Support Systems Tamara Sumner Knowledge Media, Cognitive Ergonomics, Design, Design Environments, Knowledge-based Systems, Phone-based Interfaces ergonomic; i.e., systems that effectively support designers' cognitive work without hindering their creative

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Comprehensive Hardware and Software Support for Operating Systems  

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Comprehensive Hardware and Software Support for Operating Systems to Exploit MP Memory Hierarchies are becoming increasingly popular. Since many of the workloads running on these machines are operating-system intensive, we are interested in exploring the types of support for the operating system that the memory

Torrellas, Josep

205

Modeling designers' color decision processes through emotive choice mapping  

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Color selection support systems require a quantitative model of the color design decision-making process in order to support color selection strategies that further the specified goals of the designer without obstructing the unspecified goals. The system ...

Eric W. Cooper; Yuko Ishida; Katsuari Kamei

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Rough Fuzzy Set Model for Set-Valued Ordered Fuzzy Decision System  

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The classical rough set theory can not be directly used to reduce knowledge in set-valued ordered fuzzy decision system. Firstly, we propose a dominance relation-based rough fuzzy set model in set-valued ordered ...

Zhongkui Bao; Shanlin Yang; Ju Zhao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

A Forecasting Support System Based on Exponential Smoothing  

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This chapter presents a forecasting support system based on the exponential smoothing scheme to forecast time-series data. Exponential smoothing methods are simple to apply, which facilitates...

Ana Corberán-Vallet; José D. Bermúdez; José V. Segura…

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Assessment of a Product Range Model concept to support design reuse using rule based systems and case based reasoning  

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Knowledge reuse is recognised as a key element to support agile and effective decision-making processes during product development. The provision of information and knowledge for reuse relies on defined information structures and requires computational ... Keywords: Case based reasoning, Design reuse, Extended information models, Product Range Model, Rule based systems

Carlos Alberto Costa; Marcos Alexandre Luciano; Celson Pantoja Lima; Robert I. M. Young

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Diagnosis Support System based on clinical guidelines: comparison between Case-Based Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Bayesian Networks  

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Several studies have described the prevalence and severity of diagnostic errors. Diagnostic errors can arise from cognitive, training, educational and other issues. Examples of cognitive issues include flawed reasoning, incomplete knowledge, faulty information ... Keywords: Bayesian network, Case based fuzzy cognitive maps, Decision support system, Knowledge representation, Practice guideline, Semantic web

Nassim Douali; Huszka Csaba; Jos De Roo; Elpiniki I. Papageorgiou; Marie-Christine Jaulent

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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Modeling Medical System Threats with Conditional Probabilities using Multiple-Valued Logic Decision  

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Modeling Medical System Threats with Conditional Probabilities using Multiple-Valued Logic Decision system reliability has become an area of increasing importance. Medical system threats, which include system operation. To address these problems, we build upon our previous threat cataloging methodology

Thornton, Mitchell

212

A flexible information management system for supporting manufacturing activities  

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The lack of seamless information interchange hinders the accomplishment of manufacturing activities, which are related to the efficient bi-directional flow of information, coordination of decisions and enhancement of assimilation of practices within ... Keywords: data exchange, flexibility, information flow, information management, information sharing, information systems, manufacturing activities, object technology

G. T. S. Ho; H. C. W. Lau; C. K. M. Lee; A. W. H. Ip

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Contingency Visualization for Real-Time Decision Support in Grid Operation  

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Contingency analysis is a key function in control centers to assess the impact of various combinations of power system component failures based on state estimates. Today's practice analyzes only a limited set of contingency cases and lacks of capabilities in presenting the results in a way that is easy to be understood by grid operators in a short time frame of seconds to minutes. This limits the ability to operate the power grid for better reliability and efficiency. Faster analysis of more cases is required to safely and reliably operate today's power grids which have a less margin and more intermittent renewable energy sources. This paper explores the advancements in high performance computing and visual analytics for improving the computational speed and the information representation in contingency analysis. A framework of advanced contingency analysis is proposed. Case studies using the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) system are presented to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed framework. Comparative assessment by real power grid operators has been performed as part of a WECC operator training class. The assessment results demonstrate the validity of the proposed contingency analysis and visualization approach.

Huang, Zhenyu; Chen, Yousu; Greitzer, Frank L.; Eubank, Robert

2011-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

215

Planning support systems for spatial planning through social learning  

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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

216

November 3, 2011 Grant Updates Support System for the Blind  

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are blind or vision-impaired. The grant was used to provide at least one computer in each computer labExchange November 3, 2011 1 Grant Updates Support System for the Blind Millersville is creating a one-of-a-kind support system for students on campus who are blind or vision-impaired thanks to a grant

Hardy, Christopher R.

217

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

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A GIS based Decision Support Tool for the Management of Industrial Risk S.A Karkanis and G.S.Bonanos  

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A GIS based Decision Support Tool for the Management of Industrial Risk S.A Karkanis and G that are based on geographical considerations of the extent of risk. A tool has been developed on a GIS. The tool uses the capabilities of a GIS platform to combine each map with the corresponding information

Athens, University of

219

Commonality analysis for exploration life support systems  

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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

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Supporting accessibility in higher education information systems  

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Higher education institutions (HEI) and students are highly dependent of information systems, implemented as web applications. Students must be able to access this applications, thought accessible web interfaces, in order to perform their academic activities. ... Keywords: DSpace, W3C, accessibility, higher education institutions, moodle

Arsénio Reis; João Barroso; Ramiro Gonçalves

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Game Theory and Decision Theory in Multi-Agent Systems Simon Parsons (s.d.parsons@csc.liv.ac.uk)  

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Game Theory and Decision Theory in Multi-Agent Systems Simon Parsons (s the agent community in the use of techniques from decision theory and game theory. Our aims in this article are firstly to briefly summarise the key concepts of decision theory and game theory, secondly to discuss how

Parsons, Simon

222

Uni ed Support for Heterogeneous Security Policies in Distributed Systems  

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Uni ed Support for Heterogeneous Security Policies in Distributed Systems Naftaly H. Minsky in this paper a security mechanism that can support e ciently, and in a uni ed manner, a wide range of security policies are de ned formallyandexplicitly,and are enforced bya uni ed mechanism. Each policy under

Minsky, Naftaly

223

School of Computing, Informatics and Decision System Engineering  

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of these are safety-critical Cyber-Physical Systems 2. Amazing engineering accomplishments! #12;3 LabCPS Why so much of systems with software bugs! Patriot Missile Incident (1991): Floating point issues Therac-25 (1985-87): Computerized radiation therapy; Concurrency issues; human lives were lost Demonstration of Autonomous

Fainekos, Georgios E.

224

An Analysis of Hybrid Life Support Systems for Sustainable Habitats  

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The design of sustainable habitats on Earth, on other planetary surfaces, and in space, has motivated strategic planning with respect to life support (LS) system technology development and habitat design. Such planning ...

Shaw, Margaret Miller

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Knowledge and Transaction Based Domestic Energy Saving Support System  

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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, ... users to change their life-sty...

Hiroki Shigeyoshi; Shuki Inoue…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

A Web Based CBR System for HVAC Sales Support  

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This paper describes the implementation of a CBR system to support HVAC sales staff operating in remote locations. The ... the world wide web and uses the new standard of XML as a communications protocol between....

Dan Gardingen; Ian Watson

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geographic Information Systems in Support of Wind Energy Activities...  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Geographic Information Systems in Support of Wind Energy Activities at NREL Preprint January 2001 * NRELCP-500-29164 D.M. Heimiller S.R. Haymes To be presented at the 39 th AIAA...

228

New Directions in Decision-Oriented CIM  

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This paper deals with the introduction of a non-conventional Decision Support System, called HELM, in a production environment. Such a tool, especially when integrated in an existing CIM environment, can be us...

Mauro Guazzo; Franco Marra; Livio Pugliese

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

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

230

Heating and Cooling System Support Equipment Basics | Department of Energy  

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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

231

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

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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

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Manuscript to appear in Environment, Systems and Decisions CALCULATING NUCLEAR ACCIDENT PROBABILITIES  

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Manuscript to appear in Environment, Systems and Decisions CALCULATING NUCLEAR ACCIDENT there is no authoritative, comprehensive and public historical record of nuclear power plant accidents, we reconstructed a nuclear accident dataset from peer-reviewed and other literature. We found that, in a sample of five

Boyer, Edmond

233

Approximate Decision Making in Large-Scale Distributed Systems Minos Garofalakis Anthony D. Joseph  

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envision two open problems: efficiently performing on- line decision making with low communication overhead and optimiz- ing the behaviors of the underlying systems (e.g., datacenter design, network resource learning community should now focus on the design of algorithms that function well with limited data. We

Garofalakis, Minos

234

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

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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

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Technology Transfer Webinar on November 12: High-Performance Hybrid Simulation/Measurement-Based Tools for Proactive Operator Decision-Support  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DOE/OE and EPRI will host a technology transfer webinar on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from noon to 2 p.m. (ET). The purpose of this open webinar is to disseminate results and outcomes of the recently completed project “High-Performance Hybrid Simulation/Measurement-Based Tools for Proactive Operator Decision-Support,” which is one of the awarded projects of the DOE Advanced Modeling Grid Research Program.

236

Supporting Adaptive Ubiquitous Applications with the Solar System  

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Supporting Adaptive Ubiquitous Applications with the Solar System Guanling Chen and David Kotz, and computational context. We believe that there are two challenges causing this lack of ubiq- uitous applications contextual informa- tion. We propose a system infrastructure, Solar, to meet these challenges. Solar uses

Kotz, David

237

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

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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.

238

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

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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

239

Average System Cost Methodology : Administrator's Record of Decision.  

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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

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Operator support for ageing nuclear critical infrastructure systems: integrating ecological interface design with prospect theory  

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Operator support is essential for making decisions involving ageing infrastructure. In particular, ageing plants may have deviated from their original condition into a new state with a less predictable set of possible actions and outcomes. Standard procedures and practices may be insufficient to handle the risks and vulnerabilities of ageing nuclear infrastructure. Operator support must be designed with an understanding of how operators make decisions under uncertainty and a view to supporting unexpected situations. Prospect theory (PT) and ecological interface design (EID) are proposed as two complementary approaches for guiding operator support. PT describes how people make decisions under uncertainty and EID is an interface design approach for aiding operators with the problem-solving process in unanticipated situations. We suggest that these two approaches can be integrated to improve complex decision making in ageing nuclear plants.

Catherine Burns; Ali Asgary; Jason K. Levy

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Automated Tool for Supporting FMEAs of Digital Systems  

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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

242

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

243

Web-based Support Systems with Rough Set Analysis  

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Web-based Support Systems with Rough Set Analysis JingTao Yao Joseph P. Herbert Department. The applications of rough set analysis for WSS is looked at in this article. In particular, our focus of the challenges of using rough sets in a WMSS and detail some of the applications of rough sets in analyzing

Yao, JingTao

244

DataZoo: an Oceanographic Information System Supporting Scientific Research  

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to a REST web service-oriented architecture. This decision2009     Jan   Service-­?oriented  architecture  initiated  

Baker, Karen S; Kortz, Mason; Conners, James

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Enhancing management decision making in global enterprises using GIS principles  

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Business organisations are increasing their influence and presence throughout the world as domestic economies become oversaturated. Organisations increasingly turn to international commerce to discover new markets. Globalisation requires that firms adapt their management and decision-making practices to recognise localised cultural, political, legal, social, and security requirements. In response, organisations are revamping their decision processes, tailoring them as cultures evolve, political assumptions and realities change, laws are enacted, social issues come to the forefront, and security requirements mature. Traditional decision support systems (DSS) are incapable of readily incorporating localised variables into decision-making processes and must be enhanced. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), have the potential to enhance traditional management decision-making (DSS) tools by adapting them for use in global environments. This paper proposes the melding of GIS and DSS toolsets to create a new framework, hereinafter referred to as Geographically-Enhanced Decision Support Systems (GEDSS), for enhanced management and decision-making for businesses.

A. James Wynne; Harry L. Reif; Chandrashekar D. Challa

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maintenance... Support Analyst Technical Support Scott Rose Systems Architect WebDB Services Voradesh Yenbut Systems... Jan Sanislo Chief ... Source: Anderson, Richard -...

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

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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

248

A case study of an expert mathematics teacher's interactive decision-making system using physiological and behavioral time series data  

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The purpose of this exploratory case study was to describe an expert teacher?s decision-making system during interactive instruction using teacher self-report information, classroom observation data, and physiological recordings. Timed recordings...

Jensen, Deborah Larkey

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

249

Interactive computer simulation of dairy farm systems as a method for making energy management decisions  

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To facilitate management decisions an analytical model was developed to predict energy and labor requirements and costs for milking and feed handling systems. The Dairy Farm Simulation Model was based on detailed time and motion studies, and energy audits of 21 dairy farms in Michigan. Data included labor hours and energy consumption per month for each operation required for milking and feed handling and charges based on Detroit Edison electrical rate schedules. The result of optimizing the electrical rate charges for simulated milking systems is indicated by the Time-of-Day Rate Schedule which provides the lowest cost to farm operators willing to adjust milking times. Simulation of mobile and stationary feeding systems for six herd sizes includes calculations of capital investment and operating costs in addition to labor and energy cost. Results indicate that mobile systems required a lower investment cost while stationary systems realize lower energy costs. Labor requirements per cow decreased as herd size increased for mobile systems, but remained the same for stationary systems regardless of herd size. The energy required to operate each system, based on the number of oil barrel equivalents, indicates the stationary system required less energy for herd sizes up to and including 150 cows, while mobile systems indicate a lower energy requirement for herd sizes greater than 150 cows. In general, no single system emerged as the best, rather it depended on the operator's personal preference.

Hewett, E.J. III

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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Liquid metal systems development: reactor vessel support structure evaluation  

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Results of an evaluation of support structures for the reactor vessel are reported. The U ring, box ring, integral ring, tee ring and tangential beam supports were investigated. The U ring is the recommended vessel support structure configuration.

McEdwards, J.A.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WIPP shaft seal system parameters recommended to support compliance calculations  

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The US Department of Energy plans to dispose of transuranic waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), which is sited in southeastern New Mexico. The WIPP disposal facility is located approximately 2,150 feet (650 m) below surface in the bedded halite of the Salado Formation. Prior to initiation of disposal activities, the Department of Energy must demonstrate that the WIPP will comply with all regulatory requirements. Applicable regulations require that contaminant releases from the WIPP remain below specified levels for a period of 10,000 years. To demonstrate that the WIPP will comply with these regulations, the Department of Energy has requested that Sandia National Laboratories develop and implement a comprehensive performance assessment of the WIPP repository for the regulatory period. This document presents the conceptual model of the shaft sealing system to be implemented in performance assessment calculations conducted in support of the Compliance Certification Application for the WIPP. The model was developed for use in repository-scale calculations and includes the seal system geometry and materials to be used in grid development as well as all parameters needed to describe the seal materials. These calculations predict the hydrologic behavior of the system. Hence conceptual model development is limited to those processes that could impact the fluid flow through the seal system.

Hurtado, L.D.; Knowles, M.K. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Kelley, V.A.; Jones, T.L.; Ogintz, J.B. [INTERA Inc., Austin, TX (United States); Pfeifle, T.W. [RE/SPEC, Inc., Rapid City, SD (United States)

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The development and implementation of a cash flow decision support system  

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= ? - ? e 2- ?. e 2 c c -jt 2 -jt J . 2 . 2 J 19 if the initial condition is assumed to be A(t1=0) = 0. For the ramp function given in Figure (4) which begins at time t1=0 and stops at t2=T, the present value is PV ? -~e"' - ? e c c -jT cT -jT J J (6.... For a continuous ramp function, f(t) = ct and F(J) = ct e dt F(j) -: e (jt + 1) j 2 Using the L'hopital's rule to solve for the limits in the improper integral yields F(J) = ? 2, c J which is the Laplace transform of a continuous ramp. A ramp...

Kilcoyne, Suzanne Jo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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SPRINT: a tool for probabilistic source term prediction for use with decision support systems  

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......These values are stored in CPTs (excel file) M odify A nn o tat e R e c o r d Network/ M o d e l R e p o s i tor y Fi l e (E xcel file) Pr e c a lc u l at e d So ur ce T e r ms C a s e F i l e P l a n t S tatu s Pr e d ic t i o n X M L Ou t p u t Fi l e......

E. Grindon; C. G. Kinniburgh

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An intelligent mobile based decision support system for retinal disease diagnosis  

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Diabetes and Cataract are the key causes of retinal blindness for millions of people. Current detection of diabetes and Cataract from retinal images using Fundus camera is expensive and inconvenient since such detection is not portable and requires specialists ... Keywords: Mobile applications for Android environments, Neural Networks, Retinal disease, Retinal image analysis, Rooted method

A. Bourouis, M. Feham, M. A. Hossain, L. Zhang

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a Phone-Based Clinical Decision Support System for Resource-Limited Settings  

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, mobile phones, mHealth 1. INTRODUCTION Of the 33 million people globally who have HIV [51], 22 million

Parikh, Tapan S.

257

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

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.3) = SPs?%SPx s ?TTx? $SPWKS?HRS + UC??$UCu u ?PTxjk ? ?, ? + $MM 2?HRS ? PTxjk+SUxjk ? ?, ? SUxjk... to Appendix A for details). The first screen on the Microsoft Excel model presents the main menu with the options to go to the data sheet to enter or revise data, or to go to the calculations and results sheet to see results (refer to Figure 2.1). When...

Mendez Pinero, Mayra I.

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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An Integrated Multi-task Inductive Database and Decision Support System VINLEN: An Initial  

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, jwojt}@mli.gmu.edu Abstract. A brief review of the current research on VINLEN multitask induc- tive lifestyles and diseases in men. The conclusion outlines plans for future research. 1 Introduction This paper briefly reviews our current research on the development of VINLEN, a multitask inductive database

Michalski, Ryszard S.

259

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

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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

260

Trade-off Analysis of Decision Support Systems for Time Sensitive  

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USYouthSoccerPlayers NumberofRegisteredUSYouthSoccerPlayers Time (Years) Registered US Youth Soccer Players vs. Time Virginia · PROBLEM STATEMENT · MISSION REQUIREMENTS · DESIGN OF EXPERIMENT · VALUE HIERARCHY/ UTILITY · CONCLUSION 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 TotalNumberofRegistered

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Risk, negotiation and argumentation?a decision support system based approach  

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......defendant liability, plaintiff responsibility and case characteristics such as the type of litigants and skill of the opposing lawyers...platform to enable advice to be deployed over the Internet and Intranet. JNANA is now being used broadly in many industries, such......

John Zeleznikow

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DAMAS: an Integrated Business Modelling Information System to Support Management Enterprise Decisions  

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in the wine production industry, especially because of the increase of high-quality producers: traditional management techniques. However, increasing efficiency in the wine industry is not easy, because of the relative complexity of wine industry processes. For example: · Vintages vary in quality and quantity; crop

Lavazza, Luigi

263

A Geographical Information System-Based Decision Support Tool: GeoFreight  

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Laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract number DE-AC05-00OR22725 Research Areas Freight Flows Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy@ornl.gov or hwanghl@ornl.gov The Port Statistics menu, accessed from the Major Ports map, allows the user to examine

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Zielinski et al. Social-Media Mining for Decision Support in Natural Crisis Proceedings of the 10th  

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in Natural Crisis Management Zielinski, Andrea Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation Karlsruhe, Germany andrea.zielinski@iosb.fraunhofer.de Middleton, Stuart E. University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom sem@it-innovation

Tokarchuk, Laurissa

265

Potential of support vector regression for optimization of lens system  

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Abstract Lens system design is an important factor in image quality. The main aspect of the lens system design methodology is the optimization procedure. Since optimization is a complex, non-linear task, soft computing optimization algorithms can be used. There are many tools that can be employed to measure optical performance, but the spot diagram is the most useful. The spot diagram gives an indication of the image of a point object. In this paper, the spot size radius is considered an optimization criterion. Intelligent soft computing scheme Support Vector Regression (SVR) is implemented. In this study, the polynomial and radial basis functions (RBF) are applied as the SVR kernel function to estimate the optimal lens system parameters. The performance of the proposed estimators is confirmed with the simulation results. The SVR results are then compared with other soft computing techniques. According to the results, a greater improvement in estimation accuracy can be achieved through the SVR with polynomial basis function compared to other soft computing methodologies. The SVR coefficient of determination R 2 with the polynomial function was 0.9975 and with the radial basis function the R 2 was 0.964. The new optimization methods benefit from the soft computing capabilities of global optimization and multi-objective optimization rather than choosing a starting point by trial and error and combining multiple criteria into a single criterion in conventional lens design techniques.

Torki A. Altameem; Vlastimir Nikoli?; Shahaboddin Shamshirband; Dalibor Petkovi?; Hossein Javidnia; Miss Laiha Mat Kiah; Abdullah Gani

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of hazard assessments to support risk-based decision making in the US Department of Energy Stockpile Stewardship (SS-21) Program  

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This paper summarizes the nuclear explosive hazard assessment activities performed to support the US Department of Energy (DOE) Stockpile Stewardship (SS-21) Integrated Safety or ``Seamless Safety`` program. Past practice within the DOE Complex dictated the use of a significant number of post-design/ fabrication safety reviews to analyze the safety associated with operations on nuclear explosives and to answer safety questions. These practices have focused on reviewing-in or auditing-in safety vs incorporating safety in the design process. SS-21 was proposed by the DOE as an avenue to develop a program to ``integrate established, recognized, verifiable safety criteria into the process at the design stage rather than continuing the reliance on reviews, evaluations and audits.`` The cornerstone of the SS-21 design process is the hazard assessment, which is performed concurrently with process and tooling design. The hazard assessment is used as the key management tool to guide overall risk management associated with the nuclear explosive activity through supporting risk-based decisions made with respect to process design.

Fischer, S.R.; Konkel, H.; Rainbolt, M.

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information systems for healthcare: a conceptual framework for improving decision making through better information, not technology  

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The theory of Information Systems (IS) concentrates on getting the right information at the right time in the right format to the right user. The development of information systems, therefore, requires focus on organisational objectives, design and dynamics as much as it requires focus on the procurement of the most appropriate hardware and software. Today, the concentration on issues pertaining to computer-based information systems (CBIS) is often incorrectly emphasised. Computers play an integral role in the development and operation of information systems. However, the computer-related functions should be primarily supporting (to the information systems strategic objectives) in nature. The essence of the ''systems analysis'' should focus on the root of the problem, which is the need for information. Supplemental discussion, only then, should concentrate on the computer-related issues, i.e., the type of software and the specific hardware that is needed.

Kevin J. Leonard; George Pink; Lina M. Johnson; Ellen G. Schraa

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

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

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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.

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2012-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - attribute decision making Sample Search...  

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Disciplines Decision Making Decision SystemsDecision Sciences Who... or what is making decisions? computerman decision theory utility theory ... ... Source: Bohanec, Marko...

270

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, hydrosilication, olefin oxidation, isomerization, hydrocyanidation, 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. 2 figs.

Angelici, R.J.; Gao, H.

1998-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

271

The configuration management program for the Emergency Management Support System  

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Emergency response software is used increasingly by the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Emergency Management Project (EMP) personnel at Hanford Site. This software must be reliable, of high quality, and capable of performing critical functions to support assessment of actual or potential consequences of any hazardous accidents onsite or events having potential offsite impacts. To better control the software and ensure its suitability for use as a tool to protect employees, the public, and environment, a method for specifying and certifying its capabilities and documenting its development and implementation was needed. A team of EMP staff, composed of personnel from Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) and Boeing Computer Services- Richland (BCSR) under the direction of PNL EMP, responded to this need by developing a software configuration management program (CMP). This report documents the development of the CMP, including the strategies upon which the CMP is based, and describes the program as it has been implemented for EMS System software. The program relies on the integration of its three primary elements: the configuration management staff, tools, and process. Configuration management staff run the program, using specially designed configuration management forms to guide, document, and track the life cycle of the software. The configuration management process itself is reflected in the instructive forms and summarized in flowcharts representing each phase of the process -- from requirements specification through implementation and maintenance. 7 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Probasco, K M [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Stephan, E G [Boeing Computer Services Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

2003-01-2546 Simulating Advanced Life Support Systems for Integrated  

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, the simulation is a replacement for the Advanced Life Support (ALS) hardware and crew, allowing for testing2003-01-2546 Simulating Advanced Life Support Systems for Integrated Controls Research David of an integrated advanced life support system. It contains models of the major components of an Advanced Life

Kortenkamp, David

273

The second iteration of the Systems Prioritization Method: A systems prioritization and decision-aiding tool for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Volume 1, Synopsis of method and results  

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In March 1994, the US Department of Energy Carlsbad Area Office (DOE/CAO) embarked on an effort to design and implement a performance- based decision-aiding tool to provide an analytical basis for planning, prioritizing, and selecting programmatic options for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This tool, called Systems Prioritization Method (SPM) defines the most viable combinations of scientific investigations, engineered alternatives (EAs), and waste acceptance criteria (WAC) for supporting the final WIPP compliance application. The scope of SPM is restricted to selected portions of applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) long-term performance regulations. SPM calculates the probabilities of certain sets of activities demonstrating compliance with various regulations. SPM provides results in the form of a decision matrix to identify cost-effective programmatic paths with a high probability of successfully demonstrating compliance.

Prindle, N.H.; Mendenhall, F.T.; Boak, D.M. [and others

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Multi-view modeling to support embedded systems engineering in SysML  

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Embedded systems engineering problems often involve many domains, each with their own experts and tools. To help these experts with analysis and decision making in their domain, it is desirable to present them with a view of the system that is tailored ...

Aditya A. Shah; Aleksandr A. Kerzhner; Dirk Schaefer; Christiaan J. J. Paredis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

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

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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

276

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

277

Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2012 Advanced Headrest System for Comfort and Support in Automobile Seats  

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and Support in Automobile Seats Overview Current designs of automobile headrests are uncomfortable vertical and angular adjustment · System was designed to be easily compatible in current automobiles

Demirel, Melik C.

278

FLIP: an Internetwork Protocol for Supporting Distributed Systems  

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are not well supported by protocols such as TCP/IP, X.25, and OSI TP4. As part of our ongoing research protocol, called FLIP (Fast Local Internet Protocol), is the subject of this paper. Although the ISO OSI a byte�stream protocol like TCP or OSI TP4

279

FLIP: an Internetwork Protocol for Supporting Distributed Systems  

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of communication are not well supported by protocols such as TCP/IP, X.25, and OSI TP4. As part of our ongoing. Although the ISO OSI protocols are not widely used, the OSI model is con- venient for describing where-performance RPC protocol rather than a byte-stream protocol like TCP or OSI TP4

Tanenbaum, Andrew S.

280

Decision insight into stakeholder conflict for ERN.  

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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

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281

Decision Summaries  

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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

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

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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

283

Hanging core support system for a nuclear reactor  

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. Motion or radiation sensing detectors can be provide at the lower ends of the tension rods for obtaining pertinent readings proximate the core.

Burelbach, James P. (Glen Ellyn, IL); Kann, William J. (Park Ridge, IL); Pan, Yen-Cheng (Naperville, IL); Saiveau, James G. (Hickory Hills, IL); Seidensticker, Ralph W. (Wheaton, IL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Optimization of Geoscience Laser Altimeter System waveform metrics to support vegetation measurements  

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Optimization of Geoscience Laser Altimeter System waveform metrics to support vegetation GLAS Optimization Remote sensing Vegetation structure The Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) has optimized a noise coefficient which could be constant or vary according to observation period or noise

Lefsky, Michael

285

Bath Institute for Complex Systems Minimal supporting subtrees for the free energy of polymers  

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. We show that, for high temperatures, the free energy is supported by a random tree of positiveBICS Bath Institute for Complex Systems Minimal supporting subtrees for the free energy of polymers on disordered trees Peter M¨orters and Marcel Ortgiese Bath Institute For Complex Systems Preprint 10/08 (2008

Burton, Geoffrey R.

286

Pervasive Computing Support in the Transition towards Personalised Health Systems  

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This paper discusses pervasive computing work in the transition from traditional health care programs to personalised health systems pHealth. A chronological guided transition survey is discussed to highlight trends in medicine describing their most ... Keywords: Emerging Communication Technologies, Healthcare, Keywords: Computer Science, Personalised Health Systems, Pervasive Computing, eHealth, pHealth

Martín Serrano, Ahmed Elmisery, Mícheál Ó Foghlú, Willie Donnelly, Cristiano Storni, Mikael Fernström

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Decision-feedback multiple differential detection for space-time coded OFDM systems  

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by an irreducible error floor if the fading bandwidth is larger than zero. Decision-feedback differential detection (DF-DD) is found to be a very effective method to reduce such an error floor with a very low computational complexity. In this thesis, we first apply...

Liu, Yan

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Systems integration and analysis of advanced life support technologies  

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................................................................................... 17 3.1. Methodical Analysis of ALS Technologies.............................................. 17 3.2. Computer-Aided Analysis ........................................................................ 18 4 METHODS OF ANALYSIS... requirement of the system [kWth] Ceq Mass equivalency factor for the cooling infrastructure [kg/kWth] CT Total crewtime requirement of the system [CM-h/y] D Duration of the mission segment of interest [y] CTeq Mass equivalency factor for the crewtime...

Nworie, Grace A.

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

289

The Helium Cooling System and Cold Mass Support System for theMICE Coupling Solenoid  

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The MICE cooling channel consists of alternating threeabsorber focus coil module (AFC) and two RF coupling coil module (RFCC)where the process of muon cooling and reacceleration occurs. The RFCCmodule comprises a superconducting coupling solenoid mounted around fourconventional conducting 201.25 MHz closed RF cavities and producing up to2.2T magnetic field on the centerline. The coupling coil magnetic fieldis to produce a low muon beam beta function in order to keep the beamwithin the RF cavities. The magnet is to be built using commercialniobium titanium MRI conductors and cooled by pulse tube coolers thatproduce 1.5 W of cooling capacity at 4.2 K each. A self-centering supportsystem is applied for the coupling magnet cold mass support, which isdesigned to carry a longitudinal force up to 500 kN. This report willdescribe the updated design for the MICE coupling magnet. The cold masssupport system and helium cooling system are discussed indetail.

Wang, L.; Wu, H.; Li, L.K.; Green, M.A.; Liu, C.S.; Li, L.Y.; Jia, L.X.; Virostek, S.P.

2007-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

290

Conference assistant system for supporting knowledge sharing in academic communities  

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......conference site and used to access, via the Internet, a Web server located at ATR (our laboratory...using our system, preferences, and Internet resources (homepage URLs) employed...are some of these. Because the PDA is not good for browsing or operating, I hope that......

Yasuyuki Sumi; Kenji Mase

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Mobile Infrastructure Management Support System Considering Location and Task Awareness  

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Hammad*, James. H. Garrett**, Jr. and Hassan A. Karimi*** * Visiting Associate Professor, Center documents for this purpose (Bridge, 1995). In a typical scenario, a bridge inspector who is inspecting collection system for bridge inspection is Inspection On Hand #12;2 (IOH) (Trilon, 2003). Using mobile

Hammad, Amin

292

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

293

Proposed Policies to Support the New Metro System in Qatar  

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Rapid urbanization and motorization around the world presents challenges to various countries, cities, and individual citizens. While the struggle in the Western world focuses on the battle with automobiles and their dominance in all aspects of daily lives, the developing countries in the Gulf, such as Qatar, face the dilemma of serving tremendous growth in the travel demand constrained by limited land and inferior infrastructure. Qatar is facing an unprecedented challenge to deal with rapid motorization and urbanization within the country. The paper presented some of Qatar's policies and projects that have been promoted by the government to address the fast growing transport demands in the country's urban areas with special reference to the Doha Metro Network, which will ultimately consist of four Metro lines with 98 stations serving the City of Doha. The metro's first phase is expected to be completed in 2020 in order to be ready for the Qatar 2022 FIFA Work Cup, while the final phase is expected to be completed in 2026. To ensure that a safe, integrated, responsive, and sustainable land transport system is provided, this paper proposed some strategies and approaches on land development, transportation accessibility, and transit service to be applied within the areas covered by the new Doha metro system. These proposed policies, if applied, will contribute to the success of the new metro system.

Khaled Shaaban; Rania F. Khalil

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

The Effectiveness of an AR-based Context-Aware Assembly Support System in Object Assembly  

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The Effectiveness of an AR-based Context-Aware Assembly Support System in Object Assembly Bui Minh University ABSTRACT This study evaluates the effectiveness of an AR-based context- aware assembly support recognize error and comple- tion states at each step. Naturally, the effectiveness of such context- aware

LaViola Jr., Joseph J.

295

Study on Safety Operation Support System by Using the Risk Management Information  

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In case of abnormal situation of chemical process plant, it is required to judge the plant condition correctly and carry out the unerring response. Many operation support systems were proposed to help the plant o...

Yukiyasu Shimada; Takashi Hamaguchi…

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

A screening model to explore planning decisions in automotive manufacturing systems under demand uncertainty  

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Large-scale, complex engineering systems, as for automotive manufacturing, often require significant capital investment and resources for systems configuration. Furthermore, these systems operate in environments that are ...

Yang, Yingxia

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

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

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Autonomous Undersea Systems Network (AUSNet) ­ Protocols To Support Ad-Hoc AUV Communications@technologysystemsinc.com D. Richard Blidberg Steve Chappell Sai Mupparapu Autonomous Undersea Systems Institute 86 Old reports progress within the AUSNET (Autonomous Undersea Systems Network) program. AUSNET addresses

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AUTONOMOUS UNDERSEA SYSTEMS NETWORK (AUSNET) PROTOCOLS TO SUPPORT AD-HOC AUV COMMUNICATIONS  

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AUTONOMOUS UNDERSEA SYSTEMS NETWORK (AUSNET) ­ PROTOCOLS TO SUPPORT AD-HOC AUV COMMUNICATIONS. Richard Blidberg Steve Chappell Autonomous Undersea Systems Institute Lee, NH (www.ausi.org) blidberg@ausi.org chappell@ausi.org Abstract This paper reports progress within the AUSNET (Autonomous Undersea Systems

299

Facility design philosophy: Tank Waste Remediation System Process support and infrastructure definition  

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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

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Proceedings of the ECCB'2003, page 1315 Modular Decision System and Information Integration for Improved  

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that of the previously used support vector machines [4]. 1 #12; C 1 C 2 8 33 11 C 1 C 2 U Microarray­based predictor IPI

Futschik, Matthias E.

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A decision model for information technology selection using AHP integrated TOPSIS-Grey: The case of content management systems  

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Abstract Content Management System (CMS) is an information system that allows publishing, editing, modifying content over internet through a central interface. By the evolution of internet and related communication technologies, CMS has become a key information technology (IT) for organizations to communicate with its internal and exterior environment. Just like any other IT projects, the selection of CMS consists of various tangible and intangible criteria which contain uncertainty and incomplete information. In this paper the selection of CMS among available alternatives is regarded as a multi criteria decision making problem. A decision model which consists of seven criteria and four alternatives is built, AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) integrated Grey-TOPSIS (Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution) method is proposed, and applied in a Turkish foreign trade company. In the proposed model, the weights of the criteria are determined by AHP method and the alternatives are evaluated by Grey-TOPSIS. Due to the uncertainties, grey numbers are used for evaluations of the alternatives. One at a time sensitivity analysis is also provided in order to monitor the robustness of the method. Besides, the effects of using different distance functions, such as Manhattan, Euclidian and Minkowski distance functions on the results are examined.

Basar Oztaysi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

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.

303

How brains make decisions  

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This chapter, dedicated to the memory of Mino Freund, summarizes the Quantum Decision Theory (QDT) that we have developed in a series of publications since 2008. We formulate a general mathematical scheme of how decisions are taken, using the point of view of psychological and cognitive sciences, without touching physiological aspects. The basic principles of how intelligence acts are discussed. The human brain processes involved in decisions are argued to be principally different from straightforward computer operations. The difference lies in the conscious-subconscious duality of the decision making process and the role of emotions that compete with utility optimization. The most general approach for characterizing the process of decision making, taking into account the conscious-subconscious duality, uses the framework of functional analysis in Hilbert spaces, similarly to that used in the quantum theory of measurements. This does not imply that the brain is a quantum system, but just allows for the simple...

Yukalov, V I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

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

305

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

306

System Performance Measurement Supports Design Recommendations for Solar Ventilation Preheat System (Brochure), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

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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-

307

Thermal Performance of the Supporting System for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Superconducting Magnets  

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The LHC collider will be composed of approximately 1700 main ring superconducting magnets cooled to 1.9 K in pressurised superfluid helium and supported within their cryostats on low heat in-leak column-type supports. The precise positioning of the heavy magnets and the stringent thermal budgets imposed by the machine cryogenic system, require a sound thermo-mechanical design of the support system. Each support is composed of a main tubular thin-walled structure in glass-fibre reinforced epoxy resin, with its top part interfaced to the magnet at 1.9 K and its bottom part mounted onto the cryostat vacuum vessel at 293 K. In order to reduce the conduction heat in-leak at 1.9 K, each support mounts two heat intercepts at intermediate locations on the column, both actively cooled by cryogenic lines carrying helium gas at 4.5-10 K and 50-65 K. The need to assess the thermal performance of the supports has lead to setting up a dedicated test set-up for precision heat load measurements on prototype supports. This pa...

Castoldi, M; Parma, Vittorio; Vandoni, Giovanna

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Abstract--Multimedia groupware systems provide rich support for distributed team work. Yet effective design of these systems is  

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evolve design ideas. The problem is that multimedia groupware is hard to prototype because distributed that inform the design of universally accepted toolkits for building distributed multimedia systems: we1 Abstract--Multimedia groupware systems provide rich support for distributed team work. Yet

Greenberg, Saul

309

Public health decision making: the value of geographical information systems (GIS) mapping.  

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??Technologies such as geographical information systems (GIS) have emerged during the past two decades as part of the Information Revolution and include functions such as… (more)

Joyce, Kerry Eloise

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Decision Theory for Performance Evaluation of New Technologies Incorporating Institutional Issues: Application to Traffic Control Implementation  

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Welfare Functions," Theory and Decision, 6, 311- IBI (1995),system evaluation and decision-theory techniques areevaluation and decision-theory. Transportation System

Mattingly, Stephen P

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

E-Print Network 3.0 - aid decision tool Sample Search Results  

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in Java. Tool decisions: - The system is developed using the System Architect... decisions has been. Add a decision: manually or via some tool; then integrate the...

312

Leveraging social information systems : using blogs to inform technology strategy decisions  

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In the knowledge economy there is a need to develop new methods for processing Internet-based information to achieve growth. This is particularly applicable in complex systems where fact and perception of reality influence ...

Seshasai, Satwiksai, 1980-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Sustainable Urban Systems: A Review of How Sustainability Indicators Inform Decisions  

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Since measuring the sustainability of an urban system is too difficult ... (TBL). TBL is defined as the three pillars of sustainability: the environment, society, and economy. To treat sustainability as the TBL i...

Elisa K. Tatham; Daniel A. Eisenberg…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

EIS-0285: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision EIS-0285: Record of Decision Transmission System Vegetation Management Program As indicated in the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program Final...

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Results Conclusions & Future Work TRADEOFF ANALYSIS OF Design of a Green Campus Motor Fleet Decision Support System  

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for Federal Fleet Performance. Additional reporting requirements. Community Clean local environment Additional Emissions ? Note Status Quo Yes $65100 Yes Yes Not on track to meet DOT requirements LSEV's Yes $5 the power to affect industry and increase the availability of alternative fuels 30% reduction in petroleum

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Development of a Decision Support Geographic Information System for land restoration programs in the Leon, Lampasas, and Bosque River Watersheds  

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in the Brazos River basin of Central Texas. The spatially referenced data layers and associated database within the DSGIS provide the capability to assemble site specific information including vegetation cover, endangered species habitat, landowners, ecological...

Jones, Jason Samuel

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A Decision-Support Framework for Choosing a Project Delivery System (PDS) in a Multi-Project Environment  

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time/cost trade-off rules and a procedure for systematically37 i 3.4.2 Use of standard data collection procedures and70 Chapter 6 Procedure to Evaluate Project

Chih, Ying-Yi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Work process analysis: a necessary step in the development of decision support systems. An aviation safety case study  

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......needs identified? A review of the literature [1...human perspective. A review of the literature also...systematically analyze, plan and organize processes...considerations, legal or regulatory compliance, or potential...of this approach is a review of the as-is state......

H.W Allen; M.L Abate

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multicriteria Analysis of Economic Activity for Two Groups of European Countries by Decision Support System MKA-1*  

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. Five macro-economic criteria have been considered in the analysis: GDP per capita; Exports (% of GDP); Imports (% of GDP); Inflation rate (consumer prices); Unemployment rate. Keywords: multicriteria analysis of multicriteria sorting. Many real life problems in management practice may be formulated as problems of choice

Borissova, Daniela

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Development of decision support system to select the best fuel blend in IC engines to enhance the energy efficiency  

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This paper describes an application of hybrid MCDM technique for the selection of optimum blend in fish oil biodiesel among the six alternative fuel blends diesel, B20, B40, B60, B80 and B100 which is prepared by varying the amount of diesel with biodiesel. Brake thermal efficiency (BTE), exhaust gas temperature (EGT), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), smoke, hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), ignition delay (ID), combustion duration (CD) and maximum rate of pressure rise (MRPR) are considered as evaluation criteria. A single cylinder, constant speed and direct injection diesel engine with a rated output of 4.4 kW was used for exploratory analysis of evaluation criteria at different load conditions. The proposed model, fuzzy analytical hierarchy process (FAHP) is integrated with elimination et and choice translating reality (ELECTRE) to evaluate the optimum blend. Here the FAHP is used to determine the relative weights of the criteria, whereas ELECTRE is used for obtaining the final ranking of alternative blends.

G. Sakthivel; M. Ilangkumaran

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Planning, Scheduling and Control Architecture for Advanced Life Support Systems  

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A Planning, Scheduling and Control Architecture for Advanced Life Support Systems V. Jorge Leon 77058 Abstract This paper describes an integrated planning, schedul- ing and control architecture and the requirements for plan- ning, scheduling and control architectures are pre- sented. Next, the main components

Kortenkamp, David

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BioSim: An Integrated Simulation of an Advanced Life Support System for Intelligent Control Research  

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waste heat. · Waste: collects and conditions waste material from anywhere in the vehicle revitalization, water recovery, food production, solid waste processing and the crew. The goal of autonomously acceptable food, and managing wastes. A typical advanced life support system consists of the following

Kortenkamp, David

323

A Wearable Computer System with Augmented Reality to Support Terrestrial Navigation  

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A Wearable Computer System with Augmented Reality to Support Terrestrial Navigation Bruce Thomas1, Australia Salisbury, SA, Australia The Levels, SA, Australia Bruce.Thomas@UniSA.Edu.Au Abstract To date- stead of the computer being hand-held, it is attached to the user on a backpack or belt, as illustrated

Thomas, Bruce

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Information Please return to ITS Support Center, Mail Stop: ITS Kerr University Administrative Information System  

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Information Please return to ITS Support Center, Mail Stop: ITS Kerr Technology Services University Administrative Information System ACCESS TO INFORMATION STATEMENT Federal law, California law, and University policy protects any information that is maintained by the University that identifies or describes

California at Santa Cruz, University of

325

Supporting Information for Spectral studies of a Cr(PNP)-MAO system for selective ethylene  

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Supporting Information for Spectral studies of a Cr(PNP)-MAO system for selective ethylene and Characterization S2-S4 Spectroscopic Studies of MAO Activation S4-S5 Ethylene Trimerization Trials S5-S6 Scheme S1 of ethylene S14 Table S1. Ethylene trimerization trials for 2/MAO in different solvents S15 Table S2. Summary

Martin, Alain

326

A Support System for ECG Segmentation Based on Hidden Markov Models  

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A Support System for ECG Segmentation Based on Hidden Markov Models Julien Thomas, C´edric Rose, Franc¸ois Charpillet Abstract-- Pharmaceutic studies require to analyze thousands of ECGs in order of probabilistic models for automatic ECG segmentation. We used a bayesian HMM clustering algorithm to partition

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

327

Artificial neural network based decision-making fault diagnosis in a normalised DC motor system  

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The aim of this write up is to deal with the identification of parameter deviations using Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs). The diagnostic approach is accomplished in two steps: In Step 1, the system is identified using a series of input/output variables through an identification algorithm. In Step 2, the fault is diagnosed comparing the Markov parameters of faulty and non-faulty systems. The ANN is trained using predetermined faulty conditions serves to classify the unknown fault. In Step 1, the identification is done by first formulating a Hankel matrix out of input/output variables and then decomposing the matrix via singular value decomposition technique. For identifying the system online, sliding window approach is adopted wherein an open slit slides over a subset of 'n' input/output variables. The faults are introduced at arbitrary instances and the identification is carried out online. Fault residues are extracted making a comparison of the first five Markov parameters of the faulty and non-faulty systems. The proposed diagnostic approach is illustrated on a normalised DC motor system with encouraging results.

V. Manikandan; N. Devarajan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Decision Theory and Real Decisions:  

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Decision theory has been extremely successful in various ways. As a theory per se..., it has provided interesting research opportunities stemming from an elegant central core. It has served as a basis for identif...

Kenneth R. MacCrimmon

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Corrective Action Decision Document for Corrective Action Unit 563: Septic Systems, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, Revision 0  

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This Corrective Action Decision Document has been prepared for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 563, Septic Systems, in accordance with the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO, 1996; as amended January 2007). The corrective action sites (CASs) for CAU 563 are located in Areas 3 and 12 of the Nevada Test Site, Nevada, and are comprised of the following four sites: •03-04-02, Area 3 Subdock Septic Tank •03-59-05, Area 3 Subdock Cesspool •12-59-01, Drilling/Welding Shop Septic Tanks •12-60-01, Drilling/Welding Shop Outfalls The purpose of this Corrective Action Decision Document is to identify and provide the rationale for the recommendation of a corrective action alternative (CAA) for the four CASs within CAU 563. Corrective action investigation (CAI) activities were performed from July 17 through November 19, 2007, as set forth in the CAU 563 Corrective Action Investigation Plan (NNSA/NSO, 2007). Analytes detected during the CAI were evaluated against appropriate final action levels (FALs) to identify the contaminants of concern (COCs) for each CAS. The results of the CAI identified COCs at one of the four CASs in CAU 563 and required the evaluation of CAAs. Assessment of the data generated from investigation activities conducted at CAU 563 revealed the following: •CASs 03-04-02, 03-59-05, and 12-60-01 do not contain contamination at concentrations exceeding the FALs. •CAS 12-59-01 contains arsenic and chromium contamination above FALs in surface and near-surface soils surrounding a stained location within the site. Based on the evaluation of analytical data from the CAI, review of future and current operations at CAS 12-59-01, and the detailed and comparative analysis of the potential CAAs, the following corrective actions are recommended for CAU 563.

Grant Evenson

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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set (genset) for power and a new trailer for mobility. Training on the operation of machine enforcement personnel from these states will aid in collection of field data on WRI and other safety related Study, the Infrared-Based Selection System, and vehicle Out-of ­Service data collection. The CMVRTC team

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Markov Decision Processes for Control of a Sensor Network-based Health Monitoring System  

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@usc.edu, talukder@usc.edu Abstract Optimal use of energy is a primary concern in field- deployable sensor networks in dynamic environments by minimizing energy utilization while not compro- mising overall performance of the system. At every control step, the MDP controller varies the frequency at which the data is collected

Panangadan, Anand

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With the support of the Advanced Decision Architectures Collaborative Technology Alliance sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (DAAD19-01-2-0009) and the Office of Naval Research  

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economic decision making. Economic decision making should be modeled as a learning process, involving more in human-like behavior representation, they have rarely been used to study economic decision making decision situations, like economic settings. This chapter will demonstrate the potential of ACT-R to model

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EIS-0444: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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4: Record of Decision 4: Record of Decision EIS-0444: Record of Decision Texas Clean Energy Project, Ector County, Texas (September 2011) For more information, contact: Mr. Mark L. McKoy, Environmental Manager U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory P.O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 Telephone: 304-285-4426 Toll-free number: 1-800-432-8330 (ext. 4426) DOE announces its decision to continue to provide financial support to the Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP). DOE prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0444) to assess the environmental impacts associated with the TCEP, a project that Summit Texas Clean Energy, LLC would design, construct, and operate. The project will demonstrate advanced power systems using integrated gasification combined-cycle

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Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2010 Kenya Water Well Drill Rig Redesign of Engine Drive Train System & Support Tower  

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of Engine Drive Train System & Support Tower Overview The team was presented with the task of redesigning the engine drive train system and support structure for a water drill rig to be used in Kenya. The original engine drive train system was fabricated by a professional machinist and had many intricate components

Demirel, Melik C.

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Review of models and actors in energy mix optimization – can leader visions and decisions align with optimum model strategies for our future energy systems?  

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Organizational behavior and stakeholder processes continually influence energy strategy choices and decisions. Although theoretical optimizations can provide guidance for energy mix decisions from a pure physical systems engineering point of view, these solutions might not be optimal from a political or social perspective. Improving the transparency of our vision sharing and strategy making processes in a systematic way is therefore as important as the actual systems engineering solutions proposed by the modeling tools. Energy trend forecasting and back-casting, scenarios and system analysis have matured into powerful modeling tools for providing advice on optimizing our future energy solutions. The integrated use and iterative improvement of all these approaches can result in energy systems that become better optimized. Such an integrated approach is particularly important to those who have decision-making power over our future energy direction. Some of the challenges and opportunities for energy strategists that strive to promote optimal decisions on our future energy solutions are highlighted in this state-of-the-art review.

Ruud Weijermars; Peter Taylor; Olivier Bahn; Subir Ranjan Das; Yi-Ming Wei

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Future welfare, prosperity, and sustainability of the human enterprise rely on science-informed decisions about our social systems and the environment.  

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-informed decisions about our social systems and the environment. Understanding how the environment works - insights. The mission of the Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering is to develop basic of the environment. This is an exciting time at the Parsons Lab. Scientific discoveries and technological

Polz, Martin

337

Web-based supporting system for Technology Roadmap: development, application and integration  

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Previous research on Technology Roadmap (TRM) has paid little attention to enhancing the efficiency of roadmapping processes. Out of various ways to improve the efficiency, one possibility is to promote the interaction between TRM and other management tools. And so the main purpose of this research is to link TRM successfully with other tools. For this purpose, a web-based supporting system is developed, as web-based characteristics facilitate knowledge formation and distribution across the overall enterprise planning systems. The proposed system will ensure easy creation, dissemination and upkeep of TRMs and also enables controlled, integrated and retrospective management of technologies.

Sungjoo Lee; Byungun Yoon; Yongtae Park

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction & Research Network Telephone About OIT Wednesday December 18th, 2013  

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Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction: Downloading and copyright Dear UCI Students: The Internet is an essential tool for both academic and everyday

Brody, James P.

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Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction & Research Network Telephone About OIT Wednesday December 18th, 2013  

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Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction is an essential tool for both academic and everyday pursuits expanding and enriching our lives. Along

Brody, James P.

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Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor balance of plant and supporting systems design  

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The Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR) is an 800 MWt (>225 MWe) integral pressurized water reactor (iPWR), in which all of the components typically associated with the nuclear steam supply system (NSSS) of a nuclear power plant are incorporated within a single reactor pressure vessel. This paper is the second in a series of four papers which describe the design and functionality of the Westinghouse SMR. It focuses, in particular, upon the supporting systems and the balance of plant (BOP) designs of the Westinghouse SMR. Several Westinghouse SMR systems are classified as safety, and are critical to the safe operation of the Westinghouse SMR. These include the protection and monitoring system (PMS), the passive core cooling system (PXS), and the spent fuel cooling system (SFS) including pools, valves, and piping. The Westinghouse SMR safety related systems include the instrumentation and controls (I and C) as well as redundant and physically separated safety trains with batteries, electrical systems, and switch gears. Several other incorporated systems are non-safety related, but provide functions for plant operations including defense-in-depth functions. These include the chemical volume control system (CVS), heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems, component cooling water system (CCS), normal residual heat removal system (RNS) and service water system (SWS). The integrated performance of the safety-related and non-safety related systems ensures the safe and efficient operation of the Westinghouse SMR through various conditions and transients. The turbine island consists of the turbine, electric generator, feedwater and steam systems, moisture separation systems, and the condensers. The BOP is designed to minimize assembly time, shipping challenges, and on-site testing requirements for all structures, systems, and components. (authors)

Memmott, M. J.; Stansbury, C.; Taylor, C. [Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, 600 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Twp. PA 16066 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS--PART A: SYSTEMS AND HUMANS, VOL. 36, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2006 943 Extending the Decision Field Theory to Model  

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, SEPTEMBER 2006 943 Extending the Decision Field Theory to Model Operators' Reliance on Automation by describing a quantitative model of trust in automation. We extend decision field theory (DFT) to describe the multiple sequential decisions that characterize reliance on au- tomation in supervisory control situations

Lee, John D.

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EIS-0170: Record of Decision 2 | Department of Energy  

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EIS-0170: Record of Decision 2 EIS-0170: Record of Decision 2 EIS-0170: Record of Decision 2 Columbia River System Operation Review on Selecting an Operating Strategy for the Federal Columbia River Power System BPA in conjunction with the Corps and Reclamation has selected a System Operating Strategy (SOS) for the FCRPS. The strategy is intended to meet the underlying need for the SOR and its purposes as originally identified at the beginning of the study. In particular, the strategy 1) supports recovery of ESA-listed fish species by storing water during the fall and winter to meet spring and summer flow targets; 2) protects other resources by managing detrimental effects caused by operations for ESA species by establishing minimum summer reservoir levels, providing public safety through flood protection, and other actions; and 3) provides for reasonable

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Precision coupling system modelling based on rough set and support vector machine  

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This paper presents the results of a research into the use of rough set (RS) for the precision coupling system modelling based on support vector machine (SVM). Because of the impact of multiple geometric parameters, there are more input variables in the precision coupling system modelling process. The high-dimensional data poses an interesting challenge to machine learning, as the presence of large numbers of redundant or highly correlated variables can seriously degrade modelling accuracy. In this study, a modelling method was developed based on rough set and support vector machine for precision coupling system. We used RS as the pre-processor for precision coupling system modelling, so as to realise dimension reduction of the high-dimensional data and improve the predictive performance of machine learning method, and then SVM was used for precision coupling system modelling. Experiments were carried out on a typical precision coupling, hydraulic valve. The results show that the use of RS method can improve the performance of machine learning in the modelling of high-dimensional data.

Jian-wei Ma; Fu-ji Wang; Zhen-yuan Jia; Wei Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Basis Document Review Supporting the Double Shell Tank (DST) System Specification Development  

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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

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Validating cognitive support for operators of complex human-machine systems  

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Modem nuclear power plants (NPPs) are complex systems whose performance is the result of an intricate interaction of human and system control. A complex system may be defined as one which supports a dynamic process involving a large number of elements that interact in many different ways. Safety is addressed through defense-in-depth design and preplanning; i.e., designers consider the types of failures that are most likely to occur and those of high consequence, and design their solutions in advance. However, complex interactions and their failure modes cannot always be anticipated by the designer and may be unfamiliar to plant personnel. These situations may pose cognitive demands on plant personnel, both individually and as a crew. Other factors may contribute to the cognitive challenges of NPP operation as well, including hierarchal processes, dynamic pace, system redundancy and reliability, and conflicting objectives. These factors are discussed in this paper.

O`Hara, J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Wachtel, J. [US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Gila-San Francisco Basin using system dynamics in support of the 2004 Arizona Water Settlement Act.  

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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

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Decision Analysis of Dynamic Spectrum Access Rules  

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A current trend in spectrum regulation is to incorporate spectrum sharing through the design of spectrum access rules that support Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA). This paper develops a decision-theoretic framework for regulators to assess the impacts of different decision rules on both primary and secondary operators. We analyze access rules based on sensing and exclusion areas, which in practice can be enforced through geolocation databases. Our results show that receiver-only sensing provides insufficient protection for primary and co-existing secondary users and overall low social welfare. On the other hand, using sensing information between the transmitter and receiver of a communication link, provides dramatic increases in system performance. The performance of using these link end points is relatively close to that of using many cooperative sensing nodes associated to the same access point and large link exclusion areas. These results are useful to regulators and network developers in understanding in developing rules for future DSA regulation.

Juan D. Deaton; Luiz A. DaSilva; Christian Wernz

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Peer review presentation on systems performance modeling and solar advisor support.  

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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

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The second iteration of the Systems Prioritization Method: A systems prioritization and decision-aiding tool for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Volume 3, Analysis for final programmatic recommendations  

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Systems Prioritization Method (SPM) is a decision-aiding tool developed by Sandia National Laboratories for the US DOE Carlsbad Area Office (DOE/CAO). This tool provides an analytical basis for programmatic decision making for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). SPM integrates decision-analysis techniques, performance,a nd risk-assessment tools, and advanced information technology. Potential outcomes of proposed activities and combination of activities are used to calculate a probability of demonstrating compliance (PDC) with selected regulations. The results are presented in a decision matrix showing cost, duration, and maximum PDC for all activities in a given cost and duration category. This is the third and final volume in the series which presents the analysis for final programmatic recommendations.

Prindle, N.H.; Boak, D.M.; Weiner, R.F. [and others] [and others

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Making Based on a Nonparametric Shape-Preserving ...  

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Nov 25, 2013 ... This paper develops a robust optimization based decision-making ... investigations in economics and decision theory have systemized utili-.

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

351

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

352

Cascade of failures in coupled network systems with multiple support-dependence relations  

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We study, both analytically and numerically, the cascade of failures in two coupled network systems A and B, where multiple support-dependence relations are randomly built between nodes of networks A and B. In our model we assume that each node in one network can function only if it has at least a single support link connecting it to a functional node in the other network. We assume that networks A and B have (i) sizes NA and NB, (ii) degree distributions of connectivity links PA(k) and PB(k), (iii) degree distributions of support links P?A(k) and P?B(k), and (iv) random attack removes (1-RA)NA and (1-RB)NB nodes form the networks A and B, respectively. We find the fractions of nodes ??A and ??B which remain functional (giant component) at the end of the cascade process in networks A and B in terms of the generating functions of the degree distributions of their connectivity and support links. In a special case of Erd?s-Rényi networks with average degrees a and b in networks A and B, respectively, and Poisson distributions of support links with average degrees a? and b? in networks A and B, respectively, ??A=RA[1-exp(-a???B)][1-exp(-a??A)] and ??B=RB[1-exp(-b???A)][1-exp(-b??B)]. In the limit of a??? and b???, both networks become independent, and our model becomes equivalent to a random attack on a single Erd?s-Rényi network. We also test our theory on two coupled scale-free networks, and find good agreement with the simulations.

Jia Shao; Sergey V. Buldyrev; Shlomo Havlin; H. Eugene Stanley

2011-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

353

Diverter bop system and method for a bottom supported offshore drilling rig  

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A system and method for installing a fluid flow controller and telescoping spools beneath an offshore bottom supported drilling rig rotary table is disclosed. Upper and lower telescoping spools are provided for initially connecting a Diverter/BOP convertible fluid flow controller between structural casing in the well and a permanent housing beneath the drilling rig rotary table. Clamp means are provided for clamping the rig vent line to an opening in the housing wall of the fluid flow controller during drilling of the borehole through the structural casing in preparation for setting and cementing the conductor casing. In that mode, the system is adapted as a diverter system. After the well is drilled for the conductor casing and the conductor casing is cemented and cut off at its top, a mandrel is fitted at the top of the conductor casing to which the lower end of the lower spool may be connected. The system may be used in this configuration as a diverter system, or after removal of the vent line and connection of a kill line to the housing outlet, the system may be used as a low pressure blowout preventer system.

Roche, J. R.; Alexander, G. G.; Carbaugh, W. L.

1985-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

354

Lecture outline Support vector machines  

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Lecture outline · Support vector machines #12;Support Vector Machines · Find a linear hyperplane (decision boundary) that will separate the data #12;Support Vector Machines · One Possible Solution #12;Support Vector Machines · Another possible solution #12;Support Vector Machines · Other possible solutions

Terzi, Evimaria

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Lecture outline Support vector machines  

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Lecture outline · Support vector machines #12;Support Vector Machines · Find a linear hyperplane (decision boundary) that will separate the data #12;Support Vector Machines · One Possible Solution B1 #12;Support Vector Machines · Another possible solution B2 #12;Support Vector Machines · Other possible

Terzi, Evimaria

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The interactive on-site inspection system: An information management system to support arms control inspections  

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The increasing use of on-site inspection (OSI) to meet the nation`s obligations with recently signed treaties requires the nation to manage a variety of inspection requirements. This document describes a prototype automated system to assist in the preparation and management of these inspections.

DeLand, S.M.; Widney, T.W.; Horak, K.E.; Caudell, R.B.; Grose, E.M.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

The Mass Tracking System -- Computerized support for MC and A and operations at FCF  

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As part of Argonne National Laboratory`s Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF), a computer-based Mass-Tracking (MTG) System has been developed. The MTG System collects, stores, retrieves and processes data on all operations which directly affect the flow of process material through FCF and supports such activities as process modeling, compliance with operating limits (e.g., criticality safety), material control and accountability and operational information services. Its architecture is client/server, with input and output connections to operator`s equipment-control stations on the floor of FCF as well as to dumb terminals and terminal emulators. Its heterogeneous database includes a relational-database manager as well as both binary and ASCII data files. The design of the database, and the software that supports it, is based on a model of discrete accountable items distributed in space and time and constitutes a complete historical record of the material processed in FCF. Although still under development, much of the MTG system has been qualified and is in production use.

Adams, C.H.; Beitel, J.C.; Birgersson, G.; Bucher, R.G.; Derstine, K.L.; Toppel, B.J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Goin, R.W.; Keyes, R.W.; Vollmer, M.A. [Argonne National Lab.-West, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Diverter/bop system and method for a bottom supported offshore drilling rig  

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This patent describes a system adapted for alternative use as a diverter or a blowout preventer for a bottom supported drilling rig and adapted for positioning beneath a rotary table of the drilling rig, the system comprising: a fluid flow controller having a controller housing with a lower opening and an upper opening and a vertical flow path therebetween and an outlet passage provided in its housing wall, and at least two bases. A method is described for installing a system adapted for alternative connection as a diverter or a blowout preventer for a bottom supported drilling rig positioned beneath a rotary table of the drilling rig after structural casing has been set in a borehole. The method comprises: positioning a first telescoping spool having a lower end and an upper end below the rotary table, the first spool having a first base disposed at its upper end, the first base having a port disposed in its wall; aligning a fluid flow controller having a controller housing wall outlet passage and adapted for alternative use as a diverter or a blowout preventer so that the controller is substantially vertically aligned between a bore of the rotary table above and the structural casing below; and securing the fluid flow controller beneath the drilling rig rotary table.

Roche, J.R.; Alexander, G.G.

1987-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

359

Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 219: Septic Systems and Injection Wells, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, Rev. No.: 0  

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This Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report has been prepared for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 219, Septic Systems and Injection Wells, in Areas 3, 16, and 23 of the Nevada Test Site, Nevada, in accordance with the ''Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order'' (1996). Corrective Action Unit 219 is comprised of the following corrective action sites (CASs): (1) 03-11-01, Steam Pipes and Asbestos Tiles; (2) 16-04-01, Septic Tanks (3); (3) 16-04-02, Distribution Box; (4) 16-04-03, Sewer Pipes; (5) 23-20-01, DNA Motor Pool Sewage and Waste System; and (6) 23-20-02, Injection Well. The purpose of this Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report is to provide justification and documentation supporting the recommendation for closure of CAU 219 with no further corrective action beyond the application of a use restriction at CASs 16-04-01, 16-04-02, and 16-04-03. To achieve this, corrective action investigation (CAI) activities were performed from June 20 through October 12, 2005, as set forth in the CAU 219 Corrective Action Investigation Plan and Record of Technical Change No. 1. A best management practice was implemented at CASs 16-04-01, 16-04-02, and 16-04-03, and corrective action was performed at CAS 23-20-01 between January and April 2006. In addition, a use restriction will be applied to CASs 16-04-01, 16-04-02, and 16-04-03 to provide additional protection to Nevada Test Site personnel. 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 COCs are present, determine their nature and extent. (3) Provide sufficient information and data to complete appropriate corrective actions. The CAU 219 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. A Tier 2 evaluation was conducted, and a FAL of 185,000 micrograms per kilogram was calculated for chlordane at CASs 16-04-01, 16-04-02, and 16-04-03 based on an occasional use area exposure scenario. This evaluation of chlordane based on the Tier 2 FAL determined that no FALs were exceeded. 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. The following contaminants were determined to be present at concentrations exceeding their corresponding FALs: (1) The surface soil surrounding the main concrete pad at CAS 23-20-01 contained Aroclor-1254, Aroclor-1260, and chlordane above the FALs. This soil, along with the COCs, was subsequently removed at CAS 23-20-01. (2) The sludge in the concrete box of the catch basin at the large concrete pad at CAS 23-20-01 contained lead and benzo(a)pyrene above the FALs. This contamination was limited to the sludge in the concrete box of the catch basin and did not migrate to the subsurface features beneath it. The contaminated and the concrete box of the catch basin were subsequently recovered at CAS 23-20-01.

David Strand

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Biosphere Modeling and Analyses in Support of Total System Performance Assessment  

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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 established the obligations of and the relationship between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the management and disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. In 1985, the EPA promulgated regulations that included a definition of performance assessment that did not consider potential dose to a member of the general public. This definition would influence the scope of activities conducted by DOE in support of the total system performance assessment program until 1995. The release of a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on the technical basis for a Yucca Mountain-specific standard provided the impetus for the DOE to initiate activities that would consider the attributes of the biosphere, i.e. that portion of the earth where living things, including man, exist and interact with the environment around them. The evolution of NRC and EPA Yucca Mountain-specific regulations, originally proposed in 1999, was critical to the development and integration of biosphere modeling and analyses into the total system performance assessment program. These proposed regulations initially differed in the conceptual representation of the receptor of interest to be considered in assessing performance. The publication in 2001 of final regulations in which the NRC adopted standard will permit the continued improvement and refinement of biosphere modeling and analyses activities in support of assessment activities.

Jeff Tappen; M.A. Wasiolek; D.W. Wu; J.F. Schmitt

2001-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Biosphere Modeling and Analyses in Support of Total System Performance Assessment  

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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 established the obligations of and the relationship between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the management and disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. In 1985, the EPA promulgated regulations that included a definition of performance assessment that did not consider potential dose to a member of the general public. This definition would influence the scope of activities conducted by DOE in support of the total system performance assessment program until 1995. The release of a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on the technical basis for a Yucca Mountain-specific standard provided the impetus for the DOE to initiate activities that would consider the attributes of the biosphere, i.e. that portion of the earth where living things, including man, exist and interact with the environment around them. The evolution of NRC and EPA Yucca Mountain-specific regulations, originally proposed in 1999, was critical to the development and integration of biosphere modeling and analyses into the total system performance assessment program. These proposed regulations initially differed in the conceptual representation of the receptor of interest to be considered in assessing performance. The publication in 2001 of final regulations in which the NRC adopted standard will permit the continued improvement and refinement of biosphere modeling and analyses activities in support of assessment activities.

Tappen, J. J.; Wasiolek, M. A.; Wu, D. W.; Schmitt, J. F.; Smith, A. J.

2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

362

Custom data support for the FAst -physics System Testbed and Research (FASTER) Project  

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The multi-institution FAst -physics System Testbed and Research (FASTER) project, funded by the DOE Earth System Modeling program, aims to evaluate and improve the parameterizations of fast processes (those involving clouds, precipitation and aerosols) in global climate models, using a combination of numerical prediction models, single column models, cloud resolving models, large-eddy simulations, full global climate model output and ARM active and passive remote sensing and in-situ data. This poster presents the Custom Data Support effort for the FASTER project. The effort will provide tailored datasets, statistics, best estimates and quality control data, as needed and defined by FASTER participants, for use in evaluating and improving parameterizations of fast processes in GCMs. The data support will include custom gridding and averaging, for the model of interest, using high time resolution and pixel level data from continuous ARM observations and complementary datasets. In addition to the FASTER team, these datasets will be made available to the ARM Science Team. Initial efforts with respect to data product development, priorities, availability and distribution are summarized here with an emphasis on cloud, atmospheric state and aerosol properties as observed during the Spring 2000 Cloud IOP and the Spring 2003 Aerosol IOP at the ARM Southern Great Plains site.

Toto, T.; Jensen, M.; Vogelmann, A.; Wagener, R.; Liu, Y.; Lin, W.

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

363

Tax credits, income support, and partnership decisions  

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This paper considers the potential impact of welfare benefits on the partnership status of women in the UK. Using recent policy reforms to identify the response rate, it was found that a £100/week welfare benefit...

Dan Anderberg

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Decision Support: Multi-Attribute Methods  

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a3a1 a2 a3a1 a2 an CARS PRICE FUEL SAFETY F(X1,X2,...,Xn) CAR ATTRIBUTES VALUE FUNCTION VALUE Marko Bohanec Quantitative Multi-Attribute Model for Car Selection VALUE FUNCTION PRICE FUEL SAFETY CAR 1 0 50) PRICE FUEL SAFETY high high unacc unacc low low unacc unacc high low good unacc med high good unacc med

Bohanec, Marko

365

Optimal Decisions: Theory and Practice  

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Rules for optimal decisions using some form of quantitative models have been developed and applied in several disciplines including economics, management science, cybernetic and social systems. Two types of mo...

Prof. Jati K. Sengupta

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

A rapid whole genome sequencing and analysis system supporting genomic epidemiology (7th Annual SFAF Meeting, 2012)  

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Michael FitzGerald on "A rapid whole genome sequencing and analysis system supporting genomic epidemiology" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

FitzGerald, Michael [Broad Institute

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

367

Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction & Research Network Telephone About OIT Wednesday December 18th, 2013  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction Help Desk ­ (949) 824-2222 or oit@uci.edu http@uci.edu> Subject: Downloading and copyright Dear UCI Students: The Internet is an essential tool for both academic

Brody, James P.

368

Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction & Research Network Telephone About OIT Wednesday December 18th, 2013  

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Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction: The Internet has become an essential tool for both academic and everyday pursuits, offering capabilities Resources http://eee.uci.edu/help/student/copyright/ [3] UCI Residential Network Services Computer Use

Brody, James P.

369

Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction & Research Network Telephone About OIT Wednesday December 18th, 2013  

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Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction 28, 2009 Site Feedback Office of Information Technology Contact the OIT Help Desk ­ (949) - Downloading & Copyright Memo to Students Dear UCI Students: The Internet is an essential tool for both

Brody, James P.

370

Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction & Research Network Telephone About OIT Wednesday December 18th, 2013  

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Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction Feedback Office of Information Technology Contact the OIT Help Desk ­ (949) 824-2222 or oit is a very powerful tool, providing many capabilities and opportunities, both in academic and everyday

Brody, James P.

371

Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction & Research Network Telephone About OIT Wednesday December 18th, 2013  

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Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction: October 28, 2009 Site Feedback Office of Information Technology Contact the OIT Help Desk Subject: Downloading and copyright Dear UCI Students: The Internet is an essential tool for both academic

Brody, James P.

372

A Collaborative Support System for the Review of Building Energy Data in the LoanSTAR Monitoring and Analysis Project  

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-driven review process. Utilization of these facilities to provide a computer-supported collaborative environment for the review of building energy analysis data is feasible. This paper addresses the requirements such a system must meet, and proposes a design...

Willis, D.; Haberl, J.

373

Recommended Browsers for ConnectCarolina This document lists the officially supported browsers and operating systems for ConnectCarolina.  

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and operating systems for ConnectCarolina. You can download the supported browsers here: https at this time) Operating system: Windows 7 and above Windows XP and Vista are NOT recommended Firefox 21 (Windows) Operating system: Windows 7 and above Windows XP and Vista are NOT recommended Safari (Macintosh

Lieb, Jason

374

Proceedings of the ECCB'2003, page 13-15 Modular Decision System and Information Integration for Improved  

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that of the previously used support vector machines [4]. 1 #12;C1 C2 8 33 11 C1 C2 U Microarray-based predictor IPI

Futschik, Matthias E.

375

Geographic Information Systems in Support of Wind Energy Activities at NREL: Preprint  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Geographic Information Geographic Information Systems in Support of Wind Energy Activities at NREL Preprint January 2001 * NREL/CP-500-29164 D.M. Heimiller S.R. Haymes To be presented at the 39 th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Reno, Nevada January 8-11, 2001 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 NREL is a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Operated by Midwest Research Institute * * * * Battelle * * * * Bechtel Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Midwest Research Institute (MRI), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337. Accordingly, the US Government and MRI retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published

376

Research recommendations to the EPA in support of earth system modeling activities  

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A theme which emerges from our simple considerations is that some well-planned early parametric and sensitivity studies, using current-generation coupled Earth system model components, along with simplistic proxy models of terrestrial biospheric and biogeochemical processes, could furnish valuable information to help guide the development of a longer-term plan for research supporting ESM development. This theme is rooted in the premise that the importance of various ESM component processes can be fully assessed only from the perspective of a complete coupling of that process into the ESM context. That is, the question, ``How well must a given process be modelled``? Cannot be answered in isolation, but rather requires a careful blend of process research and coupled model studies.

Ambrosiano, J.J.; Dannevik, W.P.; Kercher, J.; Miller, N.L.; Penner, J.E.; Rotman, D.

1994-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

377

Design and implementation of a marine animal alert system to support Marine Renewable Energy  

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Power extracted from fast moving tidal currents has been identified as a potential commercial-scale source of renewable energy. Device developers and utilities are pursuing deployment of prototype tidal turbines to assess technology viability, site feasibility, and environmental interactions. Deployment of prototype turbines requires permits from a range of regulatory authorities. Ensuring the safety of marine animals, particularly those under protection of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 has emerged as a key regulatory challenge for initial MHK deployments. The greatest perceived risk to marine animals is from strike by the rotating blades of tidal turbines. Development of the marine mammal alert system (MAAS) was undertaken to support monitoring and mitigation requirements for tidal turbine deployments. The prototype system development focused on Southern Resident killer whales (SRKW), an endangered population of killer whales that frequents Puget Sound and is intermittently present in the part of the sound where deployment of prototype tidal turbines is being considered. Passive acoustics were selected as the primary means because of the vocal nature of these animals. The MAAS passive acoustic system consists of two-stage process involving the use of an energy detector and a spectrogram-based classifier to distinguish between SKRW’s calls and noise. A prototype consisting of two 2D symmetrical star arrays separated by 20 m center to center was built and evaluated in the waters of Sequim Bay using whale call playback.

Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.; Fu, Tao; Ren, Huiying; Martinez, Jayson J.; Myers, Joshua R.; Matzner, Shari; Choi, Eric Y.; Copping, Andrea E.

2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

378

Cultural Determinants of Information Processing Shortcuts in Computer Supported Groups: A Review, Research Agenda and Instrument Validation  

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Organizations are constantly engaged in actions. If an organization does not take actions, it cannot remain solvent, and if the organization consistently exercises poor judgment in the actions that it takes, it is destined to fail. Organizations do not ... Keywords: Culture, Decision Support Systems, Group Support Systems, Information Overload, Teams

Christopher P. Furner

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

ACHIEVE is a system designed to support employee and organizational achievement, development and success. The system has three interrelated components: performance planning (setting goals),  

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1 ACHIEVE ACHIEVE is a system designed to support employee and organizational achievement), professional development, and reflection or learning from experience. Ongoing support and feedback throughout to achieve organizational success, individual goals must align with broader unit and organizational goals. 2

Brownstone, Rob

380

PROJECT MANGEMENT PLAN EXAMPLES Facility End State Decisions Examples  

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

Facility End State Decisions Examples Facility End State Decisions Examples Example 3 3.0 POST DEACTIVATION END STATE VISION The Heavy Water Facility is scheduled to cease moderator operations and commence final shutdown of moderator processing and processing support systems. The Heavy Water Facility and supporting facilities will be declared excess. Deactivation will place the facilities into a passively safe, minimal cost, long term S&M mode. At the end of the deactivation period, the facilities will be categorized "Radiological" and "Other Industrial Use". The following deactivation end state is envisioned: Moderator Processing and Moderator Storage Buildings The deactivation of the moderator processing and storage buildings will remove the moderator storage drums

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381

Tank Farm Area Cleanup Decision-Making  

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Area Cleanup Decision-Making Groundwater Vadose Zone Single Shell Tank System Closure (tanks, structures and pipelines) * Washington State Hazardous Waste Management Act (Resource...

382

Building a Large Scale Climate Data System in Support of HPC Environment  

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The Earth System Grid Federation (ESG) is a large scale, multi-institutional, interdisciplinary project that aims to provide climate scientists and impact policy makers worldwide a web-based and client-based platform to publish, disseminate, compare and analyze ever increasing climate related data. This paper describes our practical experiences on the design, development and operation of such a system. In particular, we focus on the support of the data lifecycle from a high performance computing (HPC) perspective that is critical to the end-to-end scientific discovery process. We discuss three subjects that interconnect the consumer and producer of scientific datasets: (1) the motivations, complexities and solutions of deep storage access and sharing in a tightly controlled environment; (2) the importance of scalable and flexible data publication/population; and (3) high performance indexing and search of data with geospatial properties. These perceived corner issues collectively contributed to the overall user experience and proved to be as important as any other architectural design considerations. Although the requirements and challenges are rooted and discussed from a climate science domain context, we believe the architectural problems, ideas and solutions discussed in this paper are generally useful and applicable in a larger scope.

Wang, Feiyi [ORNL] [ORNL; Harney, John F [ORNL] [ORNL; Shipman, Galen M [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

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-mails: raman@aa.washington.edu , Jarboe@aa.washington.edu , nelson@ee.washington.edu This white

384

2000 Records of Decision  

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History Book Records of Decision Tribal Affairs 2000 Records of Decision Fourmile Hill Geothermal Development Project Power Purchase and Transmission Service Agreements -...

385

ION GPS '99, 14-17 September 1999, Nashville, TN Testing a GPS-based System for the Support of  

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/s, heading ±0.05° and yaw rate ±0.02°/s. GPS (Global Positioning System) is now fully operationalION GPS '99, 14-17 September 1999, Nashville, TN Testing a GPS-based System for the Support of Ship B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Navigation System Engineering from Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine. She

Santerre, Rock

386

Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 560: Septic Systems, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, Revision 0  

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Corrective Action Unit 560 comprises seven corrective action sites (CASs): •03-51-01, Leach Pit •06-04-02, Septic Tank •06-05-03, Leach Pit •06-05-04, Leach Bed •06-59-03, Building CP-400 Septic System •06-59-04, Office Trailer Complex Sewage Pond •06-59-05, Control Point Septic System The purpose of this CADD/CR is to provide justification and documentation supporting the recommendation for closure of CAU 560 with no further corrective action. To achieve this, corrective action investigation (CAI) activities were performed from October 7, 2008, through February 24, 2010, as set forth in the Corrective Action Investigation Plan for Corrective Action Unit 560: Septic Systems, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, and Record of Technical Change No. 1. The purpose of the CAI was to fulfill the following data needs as defined during the data quality objective (DQO) process: •Determine whether contaminants of concern (COCs) are present. •If COCs are present, determine their nature and extent. •Provide sufficient information and data to complete appropriate corrective actions. The CAU 560 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. The following contaminants were determined to be present at concentrations exceeding their corresponding FALs: •No contamination exceeding the FALs was identified at CASs 03-51-01, 06-04-02, and 06-59-04. •The soil at the base of the leach pit chamber at CAS 06-05-03 contains arsenic above the FAL of 23 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) above the FAL of 0.74 mg/kg, confined vertically from a depth of approximately 5 to 20 feet (ft) below ground surface. The contamination is confined laterally to the walls of the leach pit chamber and leach rock. The contamination present at CAS 06-05-03 within the leach pit was not feasible to remove. •The surface and subsurface soils within and surrounding the septic system at CAS 06-05-04 contained PCB concentrations above the FAL of 0.74 mg/kg. The lateral and vertical extent of COCs was determined for this CAS. Contaminated soils were removed up to within 18 ft of the building. The remaining contamination is confined to subsurface soils adjacent to and beneath Building CP-162 and was not feasible to remove. •The solid materials within the septic tank and soils immediately surrounding the inlet end of the tank at CAS 06-59-03 contained benzo(a)pyrene above the FAL of 0.21 mg/kg. The soils, tank contents, and tank were removed. Materials remaining at this CAS do not contain contamination exceeding FALs. •The solids contained within the septic tank and inlet pipe at CAS 06-59-05 contained the following contaminants above their respective FALs: PCBs, arsenic, lead, benzo(a)pyrene, and pesticides. The tank and inlet pipe contents were removed. Materials remaining at this CAS do not contain contamination exceeding FALs. Therefore, the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) provides the following corrective action recommendations: •No further action for CASs 03-51-01, 06-04-02, and 06-59-04, as no contaminants of potential concern were present that exceed FALs. •Closure in place for CAS 06-05-03 under a corrective action with a use restriction (UR) for remaining PCB- and arsenic-impacted potential source material (PSM). The UR form and map have been filed in the NNSA/NSO Facility Information Management System, the FFACO database, and NNSA/NSO CAU/CAS files. •Closure in place for CAS 06-05-04 under a corrective action with a UR for remaining PCBs in soil adjacent to and beneath Building CP-162. The UR form and map have been filed in the NNSA/NSO Facility Information Management System, the FFACO database, and NNSA/NSO CAU/CAS files. •No further action for CAS 06-59-0

Grant Evenson

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Mathematical Analysis of a Novel Approach to Maximize Waste Recovery in a Life Support System  

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NASA has been evaluating closed-loop atmosphere revitalization architectures carbon dioxide, CO2, reduction technologies. The CO2 and steam, H2O, co-electrolysis process is another option that NASA has investigated. Utilizing recent advances in the fuel cell technology sector, the Idaho National Laboratory, INL, has developed a CO2 and H2O co-electrolysis process to produce oxygen and syngas (carbon monoxide, CO and hydrogen, H2 mixture) for terrestrial (energy production) application. The technology is a combined process that involves steam electrolysis, CO2 electrolysis, and the reverse water gas shift (RWGS) reaction. Two process models were developed to evaluate novel approaches for waster recovery in a life support system. The first is a model INL co-electrolysis process combined with a methanol production process. The second is the INL co-electrolysis process combined with a pressure swing adsorption (PSA) process. For both processes, the overall power increases as the syngas ratio, H2/CO, increases because more water is needed to produce more hydrogen at a set CO2 incoming flow rate. The power for the methanol cases is less than the PSA because heat is available from the methanol reactor to preheat the water and carbon dioxide entering the co-electrolysis process.

Michael G. McKellar; Rick A. Wood; Carl M. Stoots; Lila Mulloth; Bernadette Luna

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

THE MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF A NOVEL APPROACH TO MAXIMIZE WASTE RECOVERY IN A LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM  

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NASA has been evaluating closed-loop atmosphere revitalization architectures that include carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction technologies. The CO2 and steam (H2O) co-electrolysis process is one of the reduction options that NASA has investigated. Utilizing recent advances in the fuel cell technology sector, the Idaho National Laboratory, INL, has developed a CO2 and H2O co-electrolysis process to produce oxygen and syngas (carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2) mixture) for terrestrial (energy production) application. The technology is a combined process that involves steam electrolysis, CO2 electrolysis, and the reverse water gas shift (RWGS) reaction. Two process models were developed to evaluate novel approaches for energy storage and resource recovery in a life support system. In the first model, products from the INL co-electrolysis process are combined to produce methanol fuel. In the second co-electrolysis, products are separated with a pressure swing adsorption (PSA) process. In both models the fuels are burned with added oxygen to produce H2O and CO2, the original reactants. For both processes, the overall power increases as the syngas ratio, H2/CO, increases because more water is needed to produce more hydrogen at a set CO2 incoming flow rate. The power for the methanol cases is less than pressure swing adsorption, PSA, because heat is available from the methanol reactor to preheat the water and carbon dioxide entering the co-electrolysis process.

Michael G. McKellar; Rick A. Wood; Carl M. Stoots; Lila Mulloth; Bernadette Luna

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Methodology for the economic optimisation of energy storage systems for frequency support in wind power plants  

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Abstract This paper proposes a methodology for the economic optimisation of the sizing of Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) whilst enhancing the participation of Wind Power Plants (WPP) in network primary frequency control support. The methodology was designed flexibly, so it can be applied to different energy markets and to include different ESS technologies. The methodology includes the formulation and solving of a Linear Programming (LP) problem. The methodology was applied to the particular case of a 50 MW WPP, equipped with a Vanadium Redox Flow battery (VRB) in the UK energy market. Analysis is performed considering real data on the UK regular energy market and the UK frequency response market. Data for wind power generation and energy storage costs are estimated from literature. Results suggest that, under certain assumptions, \\{ESSs\\} can be profitable for the operator of a WPP that is providing frequency response. The ESS provides power reserves such that the WPP can generate close to the maximum energy available. The solution of the optimisation problem establishes that an ESS with a power rating of 5.3 MW and energy capacity of about 3 MW h would be enough to provide such service whilst maximising the incomes for the WPP operator considering the regular and frequency regulation UK markets.

Lewis Johnston; Francisco Díaz-González; Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt; Cristina Corchero-García; Miguel Cruz-Zambrano

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Decision Analysis for EGS  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decision Analysis for EGS presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

391

Decision Theory Mendoza, M.  

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1 MS 1319 Decision Theory Mendoza, M. Dept. Statistics, ITAM Rio Hondo 1, San Angel. México 01000 D of Decision Theory, the literature offers an account of the ways people actually make decisions and a discussion on the mechanisms underlying this behavior. This is called a "descriptive" decision theory

Mendoza Ramírez, Manuel

392

Barnyard politics : a decision rationale representation for the analysis of simple political situations  

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How can a computational system understand decisions in the domain of politics? In order to build computational systems that understand decisions in the abstract political space, we must first understand human decision-making ...

Shahdadi, Arian, 1980-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Smarter Cropping: Internet program helps farmers make decisions about crops  

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cotton. This Web-based decision support system, the Crop Weather Program for South Texas (CWP), is stationed out of the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Corpus Christi. The program provides easy access to his- torical and current... weather data as well as cal- culators and other tools that generate useful field-specific information about the crop and its environment, said Dr. Carlos J. Fern?ndez, associate professor and the Plant Physiology and Cropping Systems Program?s leader...

Wythe, Kathy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Corrective Action Decision Document for Corrective Action Unit 224: Decon Pad and Septic Systems Nevada Test Site, Nevada, Rev. No.: 0  

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This Corrective Action Decision Document has been prepared for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 224, Decon Pad and Septic Systems, in Areas 2, 3, 5, 6, 11, and 23 of the Nevada Test Site, Nevada, in accordance with the ''Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order'' (1996). Corrective Action Unit 224 is comprised of the following corrective action sites (CASs): (1) 02-04-01, Septic Tank (Buried); (2) 03-05-01, Leachfield; (3) 05-04-01, Septic Tanks (4)/Discharge Area; (4) 06-03-01, Sewage Lagoons (3); (5) 06-05-01, Leachfield; (6) 06-17-04, Decon Pad and Wastewater Catch; (7) 06-23-01, Decon Pad Discharge Piping; (8) 11-04-01, Sewage Lagoon; and (9) 23-05-02, Leachfield. The purpose of this Corrective Action Decision Document is to identify and provide the rationale for the recommendation of a corrective action alternative for the nine CASs within CAU 224. Corrective action investigation activities were performed from August 10, 2004, through January 18, 2005, as set forth in the CAU 224 Corrective Action Investigation Plan.

David A. Strand

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction & Research Network Telephone About OIT Wednesday December 18th, 2013  

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Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction is a very powerful tool, providing many new opportunities and capabilities, both in academic and everyday://www.humanities.uci.edu/humanitech/copyright/copyright.html Updated: December 10, 2010 Site Feedback Office of Information Technology Contact the OIT Help

Brody, James P.

396

Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction & Research Network Telephone About OIT Wednesday December 18th, 2013  

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Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction the OIT Help Desk ­ (949) 824-2222 or oit@uci.edu http://www.oit.uci.edu/policy/studentletter-oct03 is a very powerful tool, providing many new opportunities and capabilities, both in academic and everyday

Brody, James P.

397

Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction & Research Network Telephone About OIT Wednesday December 18th, 2013  

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Home Help Desk Administrative Systems Services & Support Instruction Feedback Office of Information Technology Contact the OIT Help Desk ­ (949) 824-2222 or oit@uci.edu> Subject: Downloading and copyright Dear UCI Students: The Internet is an essential tool for both academic

Brody, James P.

398

A Responsive Vision System to Support Human-Robot Interaction Bruce A. Maxwell, Brian M. Leighton, and Leah R. Perlmutter  

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- ity. Robot soccer is an example of a highly constrained task in an engineered visual environment- tion capabilities. The overall system is responsive to events in the environment and supports robots are most appropriately used­are engineered for people. While human environments make use

Maxwell, Bruce

399

Reassessment of Al-Ce and Al-Nd Binary Systems Supported by Critical Experiments and First-Principles  

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Reassessment of Al-Ce and Al-Nd Binary Systems Supported by Critical Experiments and First The present study reinvestigates the Al-Ce and Al-Nd phase diagrams and reoptimizes their thermody- namics results and theoretical calculations show that Al2Nd (or Al2Ce) should be treated as a stoichiometric

Widom, Michael

400

Conference Topic: Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Areas Management National Water Information Systems: A Tool to Support Integrated Water Resources  

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Conference Topic: Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Areas Management National Water Information Systems: A Tool to Support Integrated Water Resources Management in the Caribbean Marie-Claire St of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Caribbean and to address the problems

Barthelat, Francois

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401

On Supporting Weapon System Information Analysis with Ontology Model and Text Mining  

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Issues and changes on weapon systems of a country is very critical ... system, especially focusing on information analysis of weapon systems. It categorizes all weapon systems, extracts their specification data, ...

Jung-Whoan Choi; Seungwoo Lee; Dongmin Seo…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Application of the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process to the lead-free equipment selection decision  

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After 1 July 2006, a major challenge that the manufacturing industry has to confront now is the effect of the lead-free equipment system selection process on companies' capital expenditure decision. With capital investment, the criteria may be financial (e.g. expected cash flows) and non-financial (e.g. product quality). We use a systems approach with the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) method as the decision support system to help decision makers making better choices both in relation to tangible criteria and intangible criteria. Fuzzy set theory will be utilised to provide an effective way of dealing with the uncertainty of human subjective interpretation of tangible and intangible criteria.

Yu-Cheng Tang; Thomas W. Lin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Agent Based Models for Enterprise Wide Optimization and Decision SupportOptimization and Decision Support  

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Processes of a Refinery Typical Supply Chain Sales Operations StStorage Procurement Logistics 14 #12;Crude Chain Enterprise · Refinery (re)scheduling · Disruption management Planning / Scheduling Supply Chain sensors / alarm mgmt · Process transitions mgmt · Fault diagnosis · Fault tolerant control Plant Operator

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

404

Studying Fischer-Tropsch catalysts using transmission electron microscopy and model systems of nanoparticles on planar supports.  

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Nanoparticle model systems on planar supports form a versatile platform for studying morphological and compositional changes of catalysts due to exposure to realistic reaction conditions. We review examples from our work on iron and cobalt catalysts, which can undergo significant rearrangement in the reactive environment of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The use of specially designed, silicon based supports with thin film SiO{sub 2} enables the application of transmission electron microscopy, which has furnished important insight into e.g. the mechanisms of catalyst regeneration.

Thune, P. C.; Weststrate, C. J.; Moodley, P.; Saib, A. M.; van de Loosdrecht, J.; Miller, J. T.; Niemantsverdriet, J. W. (Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division); (Eindhoven Univ. of Technology); (Sasol Technology)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

The first disaggregated solar atlas of Djibouti: a decision-making tool for solar systems integration in the energy scheme  

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network and the use of classical energy resources presents economical and environmental problems. As many power systems using renewable energies, including solar systems, in order to overcome power supply the total yearly energy consumption of the country in 2005. With the first solar atlas of Djibouti

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

406

2007 Records of Decision  

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of Decision Tribal Affairs 2007 Records of Decision October 5, 2007 - Klondike III Wind Project Power Purchase ROD (PDF, 14 pages, 136 KB) July 19, 2007 - NEPA Long-Term...

407

Design refinements and support systems for Texas A&M Automatic Marine Corer  

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to thank his wife, Tommie, for her patience and moral support during the project. vi TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapters I. INTRODUCTION, Page II. DESIGN REFINEMENTS AND TESTING. III. WINCE AND A-FRAME ASSEMBLY AND SUPPORT VESSEL . . 23 IV. LUBRICATION... for testing and demonstration purposes . The parts required for one assembly are shown in Fig. 3. At the time of ordering the material, only 3. 75 in. diameter solid round stock was available. The cutting away of excess stock to produce a 3 in. diameter...

Henderson, Herman Olen

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

408

Changing How Earth System Modeling is Done to Provide More Useful Information for Decision Making, Science, and Society  

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New details about natural and anthropogenic processes are continually added to models of the Earth system, anticipating that the increased realism will increase the accuracy of their predictions. However, perspectives differ about whether this approach ...

Matthew J. Smith; Paul I. Palmer; Drew W. Purves; Mark C. Vanderwel; Vassily Lyutsarev; Ben Calderhead; Lucas N. Joppa; Christopher M. Bishop; Stephen Emmott

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

WIPP supplementary roof support system, Room 1, Panel 1: Geotechnical field data analysis bi-annual report  

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In June 1991, Waste Isolation Division (WID) initiated the design effort to develop a supplementary roof support system to extend the life of Room 1, Panel 1, to allow successful completion of the bin-scale test program. A number of potential options for ground control were considered leading to the finalization of the currently installed roof support system. This highly instrumented system is ``state of the art`` for mine ground control and will provide extensive geotechnical data. The system is an innovative blend of several standard techniques and incorporates five of the suggestions made by the Geotechnical Panel in its report of June 1991, on the effective life of Rooms in Panel 1. The design was subjected to an exhaustive scrutiny by two formal Design Review Panels and was approved based on reviewed design documents, on-site observations at the WIPP underground facility, and detailed discussions with members of the design team. The original requirement was to have only a section of the room completed in October in preparation for first waste receipt. This goal was met and the relatively complex installation in the entire room was completed in December 1991. The Support System, with all its instrumentation, is now fully operational and generating geotechnical data. Examination of extensometer, closure and load cell data indicate that Room support is performing within the design parameters. All the anchors were initially loaded to approximately 445 kN (1000 lbs). The results of load cell monitoring indicates a steady increase of load on the rock bolts. The anchors installed near the room centerline have shown the greatest increase with the outermost anchors showing little or no load.

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1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

WIPP supplementary roof support system, Room 1, Panel 1: Geotechnical field data analysis bi-annual report  

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In June 1991, Waste Isolation Division (WID) initiated the design effort to develop a supplementary roof support system to extend the life of Room 1, Panel 1, to allow successful completion of the bin-scale test program. A number of potential options for ground control were considered leading to the finalization of the currently installed roof support system. This highly instrumented system is state of the art'' for mine ground control and will provide extensive geotechnical data. The system is an innovative blend of several standard techniques and incorporates five of the suggestions made by the Geotechnical Panel in its report of June 1991, on the effective life of Rooms in Panel 1. The design was subjected to an exhaustive scrutiny by two formal Design Review Panels and was approved based on reviewed design documents, on-site observations at the WIPP underground facility, and detailed discussions with members of the design team. The original requirement was to have only a section of the room completed in October in preparation for first waste receipt. This goal was met and the relatively complex installation in the entire room was completed in December 1991. The Support System, with all its instrumentation, is now fully operational and generating geotechnical data. Examination of extensometer, closure and load cell data indicate that Room support is performing within the design parameters. All the anchors were initially loaded to approximately 445 kN (1000 lbs). The results of load cell monitoring indicates a steady increase of load on the rock bolts. The anchors installed near the room centerline have shown the greatest increase with the outermost anchors showing little or no load.

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1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Exploring Personal Mobile Phones and Digital Display Systems to Support Indoor Navigation by Formative Study Methods  

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A significant difference exists between wayfinding support services available in outdoor and indoor locations. Users in outdoor locations can access services like Google Maps via a mobile phone and in-car GPS, which allows them to examine unknown locations ... Keywords: 3D Fly-Throughs, Digital 2D Maps, Hand-Held Devices, Indoor Wayfinding, Personal Mobile Devices, Pervasive Digital Displays

Faisal Taher; Keith Cheverst; Mike Harding

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Microcalorimetric study of metal-support interaction in the Pt/TiO/sub 2/ system  

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Adsorption of hydrogen and carbon monoxide at the surface of anatase-supported platinum was studied by heat-flow calorimetry. When strong metal-support interaction (SMSI) is created by high-temperature (773 K) reduction of the sample in hydrogen, the metal area available for adsorption decreases to 10% of the total area initially present in the sample. However, the reactivity of the remaining metal surface, with respect to either carbon monoxide or hydrogen at 296 K, is similar to the reactivity of normal platinum. These results may be considered as indirect evidence for encapsulation (or decoration) of the metal by the reduced support. The small but significant decrease of the initial heat of adsorption of hydrogen following the development of SMSI indicates that the reduced support modifies the chemical properties of the surface metal atoms. Oxygen interacts at 296 K with the high-temperature pretreated Pt/TiO/sub 2/ sample and almost completely suppresses SMSI. The heat of regeneration is identical to the heat of reoxidation of titanium oxide (anatase), pretreated in the same conditions as the Pt/TiO/sub 2/ sample. It is close, in absolute value, to the heat of formation of anionic vacancies in the TiO/sub 2/ lattice, calculated from equilibrium measurements of electrical conductivity.

Herrmann, J.M.; Gravelle-Rumeau-Maillot, M.; Gravelle, P.C.

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

A multimedia database supporting a generic computer based quality management system  

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. However, some projects in developing local, or internal "web application" ("Intranets") have already technology. Database characteristics and problems involved with this novel kind of application development to be developed [4,5,6,34,35,36]. These services should support internal characteristics of the organizations

da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues

414

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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August 18, 2011 August 18, 2011 EIS-0240: Amended Record of Decision Disposition of Surplus Highly Enriched Uranium July 20, 2011 EIS-0387: Record of Decision Y-12 National Security Complex July 8, 2011 EIS-0380: Amended Record of Decision Continued Operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico April 18, 2011 EIS-0416: Record of Decision Issuance of Loan Guarantees to Solar Partners I, LLC, Solar Partners II, LLC, and Solar Partners VIII, LLC, for Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Units 1, 2, 3 March 11, 2011 EIS-0422: Record of Decision Bonneville Power Administration's Central Ferry-Lower Monumental 500-kilovolt Transmission Line Project January 12, 2011 EIS-0407: Record of Decision Abengoa Biorefinery Project Near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas November 29, 2010

415

Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming VWA-0018 Decision and Order  

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Thomas T. Tiller v. Wackenhut Services, Inc.; Washington, D.C. Case No. VWA-0018 Thomas T. Tiller v. Wackenhut Services, Inc.; Washington, D.C. Case No. VWA-0018 Final Decision and Order Issued by the Deputy Secretary of Energy Issued February 2, 1999 * The original of this document contains information which is subject to withholding from disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552. Such material has been deleted from this copy and replaced with XXXXXXX's. This is a request for review by complainant Thomas T. Tiller of an Initial Agency Decision, issued by the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), denying the two reprisal complaints that he filed pursuant to 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the regulation establishing the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. Mr. Tiller was employed by Wackenhut Services, Inc. (Wackenhut), a DOE contractor that provides paramilitary security support services at DOE's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.

416

Decentralized Decision-making and Protocol Design for Recycled ...  

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by a single decision maker to optimize the total system performance. ..... Net selling price offered per standard unit of material to downstream site j;. ( ) ..... previous price actions and determines its best move in price decision based on its own ...

ihong

2006-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

417

Integrated support for working with guidelines: the Sherlock guideline management system  

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......Technology-Hellas Science and Technology...Sherlock Guideline Management System. Sherlock...phases. One recent approach in this direction...Sherlock Guideline Management System are presented...user interface management system, as well...recently as an approach to making designers......

D Grammenos; D Akoumianakis; C Stephanidis

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Degeneracy and networked buffering: principles for supporting emergent evolvability in agile manufacturing systems  

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This article introduces new principles for improving upon the design and implementation of agile manufacturing and assembly systems. It focuses particularly on challenges that arise when dealing with novel conditions and the associated requirements of ... Keywords: Agile manufacturing, Assembly systems, Complexity, Degeneracy, Evolvability, Multi-agent systems, Networked buffering, Robotics

Regina Frei; James Whitacre

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

EIS-0246: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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EIS-0246: Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision Wildlife Mitigation Program BPA has decided to adopt the set of prescriptions (goals, strategies, and procedural requirements) identified in the final EIS as "Alternative 6, Balanced Action (BPA's Preferred Alternative)." This decision will standardize the planning and implementation process, while achieving balance among all decision factors: (1) meeting the biological objectives of wildlife mitigation projects, (2) achievement of cost and administrative efficiency, (3) compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and (4) protection and improvement of other environmental resources when such actions would support wildlife mitigation. DOE-EIS-0246, Bonneville Power Administration, Wildlife Mitigation Program

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EIS-0246: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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: Record of Decision : Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision Wildlife Mitigation Program BPA has decided to adopt the set of prescriptions (goals, strategies, and procedural requirements) identified in the final EIS as "Alternative 6, Balanced Action (BPA's Preferred Alternative)." This decision will standardize the planning and implementation process, while achieving balance among all decision factors: (1) meeting the biological objectives of wildlife mitigation projects, (2) achievement of cost and administrative efficiency, (3) compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and (4) protection and improvement of other environmental resources when such actions would support wildlife mitigation. DOE-EIS-0246, Bonneville Power Administration, Wildlife Mitigation Program

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Battery energy storage system for frequency support in microgrids and with enhanced control features for uninterruptible supply of local loads  

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Abstract This paper proposes a battery energy storage system (BESS) to support the frequency control process within microgrids (MG) with high penetration of renewable energy sources (RES). The solution includes features that enhance the system’s stability and security of supply. The BESS can operate connected to MG or islanded and the transition between the two states is seamlessly coordinated by an original method. The BESS active power response is governed by an improved frequency controller on two layers, namely primary and secondary. It responds to frequency deviations by combining a conventional droop control method with a virtual inertia function to improve the system’s stability. The proposed BESS may also compensate the power of the local loads, so that the MG frequency transients can be reduced and, depending on the remaining inverter capacity, voltage support in the point of common coupling with the MG may be provided. If the MG power quality degrades in terms of the voltage and frequency, the BESS and the local load are disconnected from the MG and continue operating islanded. The BESS is reconnected to the MG after a smoothly resynchronization of the local voltage with the MG, without disturbing the local loads supply. Simulation and experimental results assesses the proposed control solutions.

I. Serban; C. Marinescu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Multi-service briefing on radioisotope systems for defense applications, briefing notes and supporting information  

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A briefing on isotope systems technology and applications was held at the Pentagon on 9 May 1990, cosponsored by the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy. The objective was to provide isotope systems information to interested individuals and offices from the DOD and the Services, and then to discuss potential uses of this technology within the defense community. Presentations were given on the useful characteristics of radioactive decay, isotope sources, properties of specific isotopes, and details of isotope systems that have been deployed for terrestrial and space applications. Application areas covered included: electrical, thermal and mechanical energy conversion systems; radiation applications; and radioluminescent lights. Talks were also given on system licensing and approvals, and conclusions from the 1986 workshop on isotope systems applications. This document contains the meeting agenda, copies of the vu-graphs used in the presentations, face sheets given to meeting attendees, a list of attendees, and supplementary information requested during the meeting.

Jarrett, J.H.; Tingey, G.L.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

A Methodology and Tool Support for the Design and Evaluation of Fault Tolerant, Distributed Embedded Systems  

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Architectures for Automotive Electronics Introduced by thearchitectures in automotive electronics. As a consequence toThe use of electronics in automotive control systems will

McKelvin, Jr., Mark Lee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

California's electricity system of the future scenario analysis in support of public-interest transmission system R&D planning  

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TVA. Battery and compressed air energy storage systems haveenergy storage devices/methods include batteries, pumped hydro, and compressed air.

Eto, Joseph; Stovall, John P.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Summary of the systems prioritization method (SPM) as a decision-aiding tool for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant  

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In March 1994, the Department of Energy Carlsbad Area Office (DOE/CAO) implemented a performance-based planning method to assist in programmatic prioritization within the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) project with respect to applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) long-term performance requirements stated in 40 CFR 191.13(a) and 40 CFR 268.6. This method, the Systems Prioritization Method (SPM), was designed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to: (1) identify programmatic options (activities) and their costs and durations; (2) analyze potential combinations of activities in terms of predicted contribution to long-term performance; and (3) analyze cost, duration, and performance tradeoffs. SPM results were the basis for recommendations to DOE/CAO in May 1995 for prioritization within the WIPP project. This paper presents a summary of the SPM implementation, key results, and lessons learned.

Boak, D.M.; Prindle, N.H.; Lincoln, R.; Mendenhall, F.; Weiner, R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Bills, R.A [USDOE Albuquerque Operations Office, Carlsbad, NM (United States). Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Project Office

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Tool Support for Incremental Failure Mode and Effects Analysis of Component-Based Systems  

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¨oping, Sweden {jonel, simin}@ida.liu.se Abstract Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a well- known technique widely used for safety assessment in the area of safety-critical systems. However, FMEA is tradi systems. Also, small modifications in the design may result in a complete revision of the initial FMEA

427

Ball State University Completes Nation's Largest Ground-Source Geothermal System with Support from Recovery Act  

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As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above approach to American energy, the Energy Department today congratulated Ball State University for its campus-wide ground-source geothermal system, the nation's largest geothermal heating and cooling system.

428

Evaluation of DMDOHEMA based supported liquid membrane system for high level waste remediation under simulated conditions  

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Abstract N,N?-dimethyl-N,N?-dioctyl-2,(2?-hexyloxyethyl) malonamide (DMDOHEMA) has been proposed as solvent for the partitioning of radiotoxic minor actinides from high-level waste (HLW) solutions. The facilitated transport of 241Am(III), 239Pu(IV), 233U(VI), 237Np(V) across supported liquid membrane (SLM) impregnated with DMDOHEMA solution in n-dodecane was investigated under varying conditions of feed acidity, receiver phase composition, carrier concentration, and membrane thickness. Micro porous PTFE membrane was used as the polymeric support. There was a decrease in the transport of metal ions under the pressurized heavy water reactor simulated HLW (PHWR-SHLW) conditions. The physical stability of the SLM impregnated with the carrier was investigated for ~60 days by performing Am(III) permeation studies. Marginal variation in the transport behavior suggested reasonably good stability of the impregnated carrier in the membrane pores. A simple mathematical model has been developed to simulate experimental data and to explain quantitatively the role of different parameters.

Ajay B. Patil; Pankaj Kandwal; V.S. Shinde; P.N. Pathak; P.K. Mohapatra

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Development of Web?Based Menu Planning Support System and its Solution Using Genetic Algorithm  

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Recently lifestyle?related diseases have become an object of public concern while at the same time people are being more health conscious. As an essential factor for causing the lifestyle?related diseases we assume that the knowledge circulation on dietary habits is still insufficient. This paper focuses on everyday meals close to our life and proposes a well?balanced menu planning system as a preventive measure of lifestyle?related diseases. The system is developed by using a Web?based frontend and it provides multi?user services and menu information sharing capabilities like social networking services (SNS). The system is implemented on a Web server running Apache (HTTP server software) MySQL (database management system) and PHP (scripting language for dynamic Web pages). For the menu planning a genetic algorithm is applied by understanding this problem as multidimensional 0–1 integer programming.

Tomoko Kashima; Shimpei Matsumoto; Hiroaki Ishii

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Marker-based tracking in support of RFID controlled material flow systems  

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In this paper, we address roller and belt conveyor systems as a typical form of automated transport and distribution of piece goods (parcel, bins, etc.) within a distribution...Identification Point (I-Point) at t...

F. Weichert; D. Fiedler; J. Hegenberg; H. Müller; C. Prasse; M. Roidl…

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

A study of chaos in a rotor system supported by ball bearings  

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. Numerous researchers have published a myriad of papers on the application of chaos theory to mechanical, electrical and biological systems. However, control theories of chaos have been in existence for only a decade and have not been applied to rotor...

Ortiz, Steven Rey

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

432

Development and design of an adjustable elastic support system for ensuring safety while learning physical skills  

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In many sports, when learning a new move or technique, there can be a mental barrier that keeps the learner from succeeding in the move. In this study, a system is developed and designed for helping someone to learn new ...

Johnson, Philip Tyler

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

E#cient Support for Common Relations in Lightweight Formal Reasoning Systems  

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House Abstract In work that involves mathematical rigor, there are numerous benefits to adopting a repre a passive principle that consists of loosening restrictions. A system that is lightweight from the user

434

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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real-­?time  water  quality  management.     Environmental  real-­?time  water  quality  management.     Environmental  Management  of  Water  Quality  in  the  San   Joaquin  River.    California  Environmental  

Quinn, N.W.T.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTERS, SPECIAL ISSUE COMPUTATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY, TCSI-2012-10-0740 1 A Decision Support System for the Design  

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the exploration of consequences of various alternatives and visualizes the trade-offs between them. Our DSS takes solutions by visualizing the effect of various trade-offs and their consequences in relation [1], [2]. Population growth and urbanization in combination with concerns related to resource

Carenini, Giuseppe

436

Forecast-Based Decision Support for San Francisco International Airport: A NextGen Prototype System That Improves Operations during Summer Stratus Season  

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During summer, marine stratus encroaches into the approach to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) bringing low ceilings. Low ceilings restrict landings and result in a high number of arrival delays, thus impacting ...

Reynolds, David W.

437

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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acre-­?feet   10.    flood  wetlands   inches   11.    the  2006/2007  flood-­?up  season.    Sensor  ……………….  the  summer  until  fall  flood-­?up.   Figure  4.6.        

Quinn, N.W.T.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Quantum Decision Theory  

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We argue that, contrary to conventional wisdom, decision theory is not invariant to the physical environment in which a decision is made. Specifically, we show that a decision maker (DM) with access to quantum information resources may be able to do strictly better than a DM with access only to classical information resources. In this respect, our findings are somewhat akin to those in computer science that have established the superiority of quantum over classical algorithms for certain problems. We treat three kinds of decision tree (Kuhn [1950], [1953]): Kuhn trees in which the DM does or does not have perfect recall, and non-Kuhn trees.

Adam Brandenburger; Pierfrancesco La Mura

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

2002 Records of Decision  

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1996 Records of Decision  

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2005 Records of Decision  

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2012 Records of Decision  

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2013 Records of Decision  

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1999 Records of Decision  

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447

A load predictive energy management system for supercapacitor-battery hybrid energy storage system in solar application using the Support Vector Machine  

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Abstract This paper presents the use of a Support Vector Machine load predictive energy management system to control the energy flow between a solar energy source, a supercapacitor-battery hybrid energy storage combination and the load. The supercapacitor-battery hybrid energy storage system is deployed in a solar energy system to improve the reliability of delivered power. The combination of batteries and supercapacitors makes use of complementary characteristic that allow the overlapping of a battery’s high energy density with a supercapacitors’ high power density. This hybrid system produces a straightforward benefit over either individual system, by taking advantage of each characteristic. When the supercapacitor caters for the instantaneous peak power which prolongs the battery lifespan, it also minimizes the system cost and ensures a greener system by reducing the number of batteries. The resulting performance is highly dependent on the energy controls implemented in the system to exploit the strengths of the energy storage devices and minimize its weaknesses. It is crucial to use energy from the supercapacitor and therefore minimize jeopardizing the power system reliability especially when there is a sudden peak power demand. This study has been divided into two stages. The first stage is to obtain the optimum SVM load prediction model, and the second stage carries out the performance comparison of the proposed SVM-load predictive energy management system with conventional sequential programming control (if-else condition). An optimized load prediction classification model is investigated and implemented. This C-Support Vector Classification yields classification accuracy of 100% using 17 support vectors in 0.004866 s of training time. The Polynomial kernel is the optimum kernel in our experiments where the C and g values are 2 and 0.25 respectively. However, for the load profile regression model which was implemented in the K-step ahead of load prediction, the radial basis function (RBF) kernel was chosen due to the highest squared correlation coefficient and the lowest mean squared error. Results obtained shows that the proposed SVM load predictive energy management system accurately identifies and predicts the load demand. This has been justified by the supercapacitor charging and leading the peak current demand by 200 ms for different load profiles with different optimized regression models. This methodology optimizes the cost of the system by reducing the amount of power electronics within the hybrid energy storage system, and also prolongs the batteries’ lifespan as previously mentioned.

Yen Yee Chia; Lam Hong Lee; Niusha Shafiabady; Dino Isa

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Formalising robot ethical reasoning as decision heuristics Charles Fox  

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ethical reasoning should enable rapid decisions to to be made in difficult situations, such as where alongside utility maximisation decisions in automated systems? We consider classical philosophical concepts ceremonies and tradition. Well-functioning ethical reasoning should enable rapid decisions to to be made

Barker, Jon

449

A toolbox for health risk related decisions  

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Development efforts since the late 1970s have resulted in a generalized method for ranking health hazards. This method provides the basis for a wide range of applications where decisions are needed for allocating resources on the basis of health risk considerations. It has been used for more than a decade to solve real problems, and it is supported by 23 publications in the open literature. The diversity of this generalized methodology allows us to provide support in a great number of problem areas. we give four examples in this manuscript: the relative toxicities of petroleum mixtures; a method to derive Emergency Response Planning Guides; an estimate of the possible carcinogenic potency of tungsten, an alternative material to depleted uranium for heavy armor penetrators; and an approach to low dose extrapolation. Our experience suggests that many more applications of the original concept and variations on it can be of utility in military situations. Some potentially fruitful areas may be in the: development of a health-risk-ranking system for alternative solutions to manufacturing, waste management, and remediation; provision of a basis for identifying levels of hazardous agents which are below health concerns, or which should be of concern; development of a framework for evaluating chemicals and radioactive materials on the same basis, and in the development of a battery of in vitro bioassays which could take the place of long-term whole animal tests.

Easterly, C.E.; Jones, T.D.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Design and construction of a support system for severely debilitated individuals to prevent ischemia  

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with a gage (this could be a manometer) provided the solenoid to the given row was open. The rows were also connected to "exhaust" solenoids [El-5] leading to a manifold which vented either to the atmosphere or to a partial vacuum. The timing...-Systems These sub-systems consisted of a compressed air reservoir and a pressure sink, either atmosphere or vacuum. The type of compressed air reservoir used was a tap on the laboratory compressed air supply with a pressure regulator. Many other types...

Frye, Phillip Randolph

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Photo Credit: David Development of a decision  

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Photo Credit: David H. Uthe Development of a decision support model to quantify water use/2004, Water Sustainability Undergraduate Fellowship Program #12;Photo Credit: David H. Uthe Objective, and vegetation water use in riparian areas characteristic of the state of AZ. Photo Credit: Gertrud Konings Photo

Fay, Noah

452

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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August 9, 2000 August 9, 2000 EIS-0305: Record of Decision Treating Transuranic (TRU)/Alpha Low-Level Waste at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 1, 2000 EIS-0279: Record of Decision Savannah River Site Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Final Environmental Impact Statement, Aiken, South Carolina July 19, 2000 EIS-0218: Revision to the Record of Decision Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel July 1, 2000 EIS-0285: Record of Decision Transmission System Vegetation Management Program March 20, 2000 EIS-0293: Record of Decision Conveyance and Transfer of Certain Land Tracts Administered by the Department of Energy and Located at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico February 25, 2000

453

Decisions in thesaurus construction and use  

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A thesaurus and an ontology provide a set of structured terms, phrases, and metadata, often in a hierarchical arrangement, that may be used to index, search, and mine documents. We describe the decisions that should be made when including a term, deciding whether a term should be subdivided into its subclasses, or determining which of more than one set of possible subclasses should be used. Based on retrospective measurements or estimates of future performance when using thesaurus terms in document ordering, decisions are made so as to maximize performance. These decisions may be used in the automatic construction of a thesaurus. The evaluation of an existing thesaurus is described, consistent with the decision criteria developed here. These kinds of user-focused decision-theoretic techniques may be applied to other hierarchical applications, such as faceted classification systems used in information architecture or the use of hierarchical terms in “breadcrumb navigation”.

Robert M. Losee

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Geovisual Analytics Environment for Supporting the Resilience of Maritime Surveillance System  

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, overtaking the piracy threat along the coasts of Somalia [1]. Most of their targets are related to the oil.) dealing with security, on non-intentional errors (collision, grounding, etc.) dealing with security system. For these security and safety questions, the European Union has led until now several research

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

455

Maintaining Situation Awareness over Time -- A Survey on the Evolution Support of Situation Awareness Systems  

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Situation awareness (SAW) denotes a human's adequate interpretation of the observed environment, which is of prime relevance for human operators in control center applications (e.g., road and air traffic control). Since humans may lose their SAW due ... Keywords: Situation Awareness, Intelligent Systems, High-Level Information Fusion

Andrea Salfinger, Werner Retschitzegger, Wieland Schwinger

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Results from evaporation tests to support the MWTF heat removal system design  

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An experimental tests program was conducted to measure the evaporative heat removal from the surface of a tank of simulated waste. The results contained in this report constitute definition design data for the latest heat removal function of the MWTF primary ventilation system.

Crea, B.A.

1994-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

457

Classification of Aeronautics System Health and Safety Documents  

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1 Classification of Aeronautics System Health and Safety Documents Nikunj Oza, Member, IEEE, J to support tracking trends in problem categories over time. A decision support system that performs consistent document classification quickly and over large repositories would be very useful. We discuss

Oza, Nikunj C.

458

The neutron warhead decision  

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The neutron warhead decision ... Nuclear war moved a step closer last week with the U.S.'s decision to move ahead with production of so-called neutron warheads for use on short-range missiles and in artillery shells. ... And neutron weapons would be almost as effective on ... ...

MICHAEL HEYLIN

1981-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

459

ARAC: A support capability for emergency managers  

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This paper is intended to introduce to the non-radiological emergency management community the 20-year operational history of the Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC), its concept of operations, and its applicability for use in support of emergency management decision makers. ARAC is a centralized federal facility for assessing atmospheric releases of hazardous materials in real time, using a robust suite of three-dimensional atmospheric transport and diffusion models, extensive geophysical and source-description databases, automated meteorological data acquisition systems, and experienced staff members. Although originally conceived to respond to nuclear accidents, the ARAC system has proven to be extremely adaptable, and has been used successfully during a wide variety of nonradiological hazardous chemical situations. ARAC represents a proven, validated, operational support capability for atmospheric hazardous releases.

Pace, J.C.; Sullivan, T.J.; Baskett, R.L. [and others

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Fuzzy Multicriteria Decision Making1 Vania Peneva, Ivan Popchev  

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vary in time. Fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic are powerful mathematical tools for modeling and control- ling1 6 Fuzzy Multicriteria Decision Making1 Vania Peneva, Ivan Popchev Institute of Information- searching of models for decision making support in multicriteria problems under uncertainties from fuzzy

Borissova, Daniela

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Nuclear analysis and shielding optimisation in support of the ITER In-Vessel Viewing System design  

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The In-Vessel Viewing System (IVVS) units proposed for ITER are deployed to perform in-vessel examination. During plasma operations, the IVVS is located beyond the vacuum vessel, with shielding blocks envisaged to protect components from neutron damage and reduce shutdown dose rate (SDR) levels. Analyses were conducted to determine the effectiveness of several shielding configurations. The neutron response of the system was assessed using global variance reduction techniques and a surface source, and shutdown dose rate calculations were undertaken using MCR2S. Unshielded, the absorbed dose to piezoelectric motors (PZT) was found to be below stable limits, however activation of the primary closure plate (PCP) was prohibitively high. A scenario with shielding blocks at probe level showed significantly reduced PCP contact dose rate, however still marginally exceeded port cell requirements. The addition of shielding blocks at the bioshield plug demonstrated PCP contact dose rates below project requirements. SDR l...

Turner, A; Loughlin, M J; Ghani, Z; Hurst, G; Bue, A Lo; Mangham, S; Puiu, A; Zheng, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Power systems for production, construction, life support, and operations in space  

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As one looks forward to mankind`s future in space, it becomes obvious that unprecedented amounts of power will be required for the exploration, colonization, and exploitation of space. Activities envisioned include interplanetary travel, LEO to GEO transport using electric propulsion, lunar and Mars bases, advanced communications, planetary surface rovers, mining, construction, and manufacturing in space or at planetary surfaces. Power levels required for these applications vary from a few kilowatts (kWe) to 4 or 5 megawatts (MW{sub e}) electric. Significant advancements must be made over the present state of space power technology in order to enable or significantly enhance these missions. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the advanced power system technologies being pursued by NASA to fulfill these future needs. Technologies discussed will include photovoltaic, solar dynamic, and nuclear power systems.

Sovie, R.J.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Mathematical Structure of Quantum Decision Theory  

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One of the most complex systems is the human brain whose formalized functioning is characterized by decision theory. We present a "Quantum Decision Theory" of decision making, based on the mathematical theory of separable Hilbert spaces. This mathematical structure captures the effect of superposition of composite prospects, including many incorporated intentions, which allows us to explain a variety of interesting fallacies and anomalies that have been reported to particularize the decision making of real human beings. The theory describes entangled decision making, non-commutativity of subsequent decisions, and intention interference of composite prospects. We demonstrate how the violation of the Savage's sure-thing principle (disjunction effect) can be explained as a result of the interference of intentions, when making decisions under uncertainty. The conjunction fallacy is also explained by the presence of the interference terms. We demonstrate that all known anomalies and paradoxes, documented in the context of classical decision theory, are reducible to just a few mathematical archetypes, all of which finding straightforward explanations in the frame of the developed quantum approach.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Technology Decisions Under Architectural Uncertainty: Informing Investment Decisions Through Tradespace Exploration  

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Technology Decisions Under Architectural Uncertainty: Informing Investment Decisions Through§ Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 DOI: 10.2514/1.A32562 Although NASA has-term investment in the enabling technologies that will be required for these future systems. Given

de Weck, Olivier L.

465

SLUDGE TREATMENT PROJECT KOP CONCEPTUAL DESIGN CONTROL DECISION REPORT  

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This control decision addresses the Knock-Out Pot (KOP) Disposition KOP Processing System (KPS) conceptual design. The KPS functions to (1) retrieve KOP material from canisters, (2) remove particles less than 600 {micro}m in size and low density materials from the KOP material, (3) load the KOP material into Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) baskets, and (4) stage the MCO baskets for subsequent loading into MCOs. Hazard and accident analyses of the KPS conceptual design have been performed to incorporate safety into the design process. The hazard analysis is documented in PRC-STP-00098, Knock-Out Pot Disposition Project Conceptual Design Hazard Analysis. The accident analysis is documented in PRC-STP-CN-N-00167, Knock-Out Pot Disposition Sub-Project Canister Over Lift Accident Analysis. Based on the results of these analyses, and analyses performed in support of MCO transportation and MCO processing and storage activities at the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility (CVDF) and Canister Storage Building (CSB), control decision meetings were held to determine the controls required to protect onsite and offsite receptors and facility workers. At the conceptual design stage, these controls are primarily defined by their safety functions. Safety significant structures, systems, and components (SSCs) that could provide the identified safety functions have been selected for the conceptual design. It is anticipated that some safety SSCs identified herein will be reclassified based on hazard and accident analyses performed in support of preliminary and detailed design.

CARRO CA

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

466

Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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Decision Summaries Decision Summaries Decision Summaries RSS January 16, 2014 Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014 Decisions were issued on: - Privacy Act Appeal January 10, 2014 Summary of Decisions - MM DD YYYY - MM DD YYYY Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 27, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 23, 2013 - December 27, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 20, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 16, 2013 - December 20, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 13, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 9, 2013 - December 13, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

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External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process  

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Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process September 2009 Monica C. Regalbuto Office of Waste Processing DOE/EM Kevin G. Brown Vanderbilt University and CRESP David W. DePaoli Oak Ridge National Laboratory Candido Pereira Argonne National Laboratory John R. Shultz Office of Waste Processing DOE/EM External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process September 2009 Acknowledgements The Review Team thanks Mr. Glyn Trenchard, Team Lead for Planning and Coordination Waste Disposition Project, U.S. Department of Energy--Office of River Protection, Mr. Paul Rutland, RPP System Planning Manager for Washington River Protection Solutions, and Mr. Ernie Lee,

468

Advanced Process and Decision Systems  

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with evaluating fossil fuel alternatives such as liquefied natural gas, coal and oil shale gasification, tar and oil sands gasification, and coal-bed and coal mine methane...

469

Making Compressed Air System Decisions  

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. Today, modern, high quality manufacturing facilities require a more scientific approach. Many manufacturing processes require strict controls over compressed air pressure, temperature and purity levels. Competitive pressures also force manufacturers...-lubricated cylinder designs. Reciprocating compressor designs remained the standard for industry until the mid 1970s. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, material and manufacturing advances led to the development of 219 Ingersoll-Rand Co. Davidson, N...

Porri, R. E.

470

Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation to Support Research and Development in Building Energy and Control Systems  

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Traditional building simulation programs possess attributes that make them difficult to use for the design and analysis of building energy and control systems and for the support of model-based research and development of systems that may not already be implemented in these programs. This article presents characteristic features of such applications, and it shows how equation-based object-oriented modelling can meet requirements that arise in such applications. Next, the implementation of an open-source component model library for building energy systems is presented. The library has been developed using the equation-based object-oriented Modelica modelling language. Technical challenges of modelling and simulating such systems are discussed. Research needs are presented to make this technology accessible to user groups that have more stringent requirements with respect to the numerical robustness of simulation than a research community may have. Two examples are presented in which models from the here described library were used. The first example describes the design of a controller for a nonlinear model of a heating coil using model reduction and frequency domain analysis. The second example describes the tuning of control parameters for a static pressure reset controller of a variable air volume flow system. The tuning has been done by solving a non-convex optimization problem that minimizes fan energy subject to state constraints.

Wetter, Michael

2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

471

Characterization of the Support and Drive System of the PETRA III APPLE Undulator  

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Helmholtzzentrum Berlin has built an APPLE II undulator for the storage ring PETRA III. The device has a total length of 5m and a minimum gap of 11mm. The high magnetic forces in particular in the inclined mode have been analyzed by means of finite element methods (FEM). Specific mechanic components such as flexible joints have been optimized to cope with the gap- and shift-dependent 3D-forces and a sophisticated control and drive system has been implemented. After completion of the device, detailed laser interferometer measurements for all operation modes have been performed. The data are compared to the FEM simulations.

Bahrdt, J.; Baecker, H.-J.; Frentrup, W.; Gaupp, A.; Gottschlich, S.; Kuhn, C.; Scheer, M.; Schulz, B. [Helmholtzzentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie, Glienicker Strasse 100, D-14109 Berlin (Germany); Gast, M. [Hochschule fuer Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Badensche Str. 50-51, D-10825 Berlin (Germany); Englisch, U.; Schoeps, A.; Tischer, M. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr. 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

472

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

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The ever-increasing power of supercomputer systems is both driving and enabling the emergence of new problem-solving methods that require the effi#12;cient execution of many concurrent and interacting tasks. Methodologies such as rational design (e.g., in materials science), uncertainty quanti#12;fication (e.g., in engineering), parameter estimation (e.g., for chemical and nuclear potential functions, and in economic energy systems modeling), massive dynamic graph pruning (e.g., in phylogenetic searches), Monte-Carlo- based iterative fi#12;xing (e.g., in protein structure prediction), and inverse modeling (e.g., in reservoir simulation) all have these requirements. These many-task applications frequently have aggregate computing needs that demand the fastest computers. For example, proposed next-generation climate model ensemble studies will involve 1,000 or more runs, each requiring 10,000 cores for a week, to characterize model sensitivity to initial condition and parameter uncertainty. The goal of the ExM project is to achieve the technical advances required to execute such many-task applications efficiently, reliably, and easily on petascale and exascale computers. In this way, we will open up extreme-scale computing to new problem solving methods and application classes. In this document, we report on combined technical progress of the collaborative ExM project, and the institutional #12;financial status of the portion of the project at University of Chicago, over the #12;rst 8 months (through April 30, 2011)

Daniel S. Katz

2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

473

Aufbau Eines Management Support Systems (MSS) für die Optimale Erfüllung Aller Beratungsaufgaben am Beispiel der Systemberatung West der Honeywell Bull AG  

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In diesem Beitrag wird erläutert, wie durch ein Management Support System eine optimale Erfüllung aller Aufgaben der Beratungsorganisation eines EDV-Hersellers ermöglicht werden kann. Dabei wird zunächst kurz ...

W. Haag

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Design Support for Distributed Systems: DSE4DS D.H.Akehurst, B.Bordbar, J.Derrick, A.G.Waters  

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Design Support for Distributed Systems: DSE4DS D.H.Akehurst, B.Bordbar, J.Derrick, A towards the provision of successful distributed system designs. The purpose of the DSE4DS project facilities for the design of multimedia distributed systems, to ensure that they can effectively meet

Kent, University of

475

A.I.R.M.S.: the development of an Automated Information Requirements Modeling System to support the IDEF1 methodology  

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) Don T. Phillips (Member) Bry n L. Deuermeyer (Member) Glen N. Williams (Member) Leland T. Blank (Head oF Department) December 1985 ABSTRACT A. I. R. M. S. : The Development of an Automated ~formation Requirements Modeling System to Support... Qodeling 5~stem (A. I. R. M. S. ) prototype support tool for the IDEFI information modeling methodology. This report follows the development of the A. I. R. M. S. prototype from the needs analysis phase through the system implementation phase. Inciuded...

Knappenberger, William Bruce

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

476

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated clinical decision Sample Search...  

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life-cycle of both... clinical decisions and clinical processes execution in the field of pediatric oncol- ogy treatments... and Scheduling is an enabling technol- ogy to support...

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Corrective Action Decision Document for Corrective Action Unit 151: Septic Systems and Discharge Area, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, Rev. No.: 0  

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This Corrective Action Decision Document has been prepared for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 151, Septic Systems and Discharge Area, at the Nevada Test Site, Nevada, according to the ''Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order'' (FFACO) (1996). Corrective Action Unit 151 is comprised of eight corrective action sites (CASs): (1) CAS 02-05-01, UE-2ce Pond; (2) CAS 12-03-01, Sewage Lagoons (6); (3) CAS 12-04-01, Septic Tanks; (4) CAS 12-04-02, Septic Tanks; (5) CAS 12-04-03, Septic Tank; (6) CAS 12-47-01, Wastewater Pond; (7) CAS 18-03-01, Sewage Lagoon; and (8) CAS 18-99-09, Sewer Line (Exposed). The purpose of this Corrective Action Decision Document is to identify and provide the rationale for the recommendation of corrective action alternatives (CAAs) for each of the eight CASs within CAU 151. Corrective action investigation (CAI) activities were performed from September 12 through November 18, 2005, as set forth in the CAU 151 Corrective Action Investigation Plan and Record of Technical Change No. 1. Additional confirmation sampling was performed on December 9, 2005; January 10, 2006; and February 13, 2006. Analytes detected during the CAI were evaluated against appropriate final action levels (FALs) to identify the contaminants of concern for each CAS. The results of the CAI identified contaminants of concern at two of the eight CASs in CAU 151 and required the evaluation of CAAs. Assessment of the data generated from investigation activities conducted at CAU 151 revealed the following: (1) Soils at CASs 02-05-01, 12-04-01, 12-04-02, 12-04-03, 12-47-01, 18-03-01, 18-99-09, and Lagoons B through G of CAS 12-03-01 do not contain contamination at concentrations exceeding the FALs. (2) Lagoon A of CAS 12-03-01 has arsenic above FALs in shallow subsurface soils. (3) One of the two tanks of CAS 12-04-01, System No.1, has polychlorinated biphenyls (aroclor-1254), trichloroethane, and cesium-137 above FALs in the sludge. Both CAS 12-04-01, System No.1 tanks contain trichloroethane and 1,4-dichlorobenzene above ''Resource Conservation and Recovery Act'' toxicity characteristic limits. Based on the evaluation of analytical data from the CAI, review of future and current operations at the eight CASs, and the detailed and comparative analysis of the potential CAAs, the following corrective actions are recommended for CAU 151. No Further Action is the recommended corrective action for soils at CASs 02-05-01, 12-04-01, 12-04-02, 12-04-03, 18-03-01, and 18-99-09; and Lagoons C, D, F, and G of CAS 12-03-01. No Further Action with implementation of a best management practice (BMP) is recommended for soils at CAS 12-47-01 and Lagoons B and E of CAS 12-03-01. To be protective of future workers should the present scenario used to calculate FALs change, an administrative use restriction will be recorded per the FFACO agreement as a BMP. Close in Place with Administrative Controls is the recommended corrective action for Lagoon A of CAS 12-03-01. Based on the evaluation of analytical data from the CAI; review of future and current operations at CASs 12-04-01, 12-04-02, and 12-04-03; and the detailed and comparative analysis of the potential CAAs, the following corrective actions are recommended for the septic tanks at these CASs. No Further Action with implementation of BMPs is the recommended corrective action for septic tanks that do not contain potential source material from CAS 12-04-01, System No.4 (four tanks); CAS 12-04-02, System No.5 (six tanks); and CAS 12-04-03, System No.3 (four tanks). Clean Closure with implementation of BMPs is the recommended corrective action for the septic tanks from CAS 12-04-01, System No.1 (two tanks). 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 exposure pathways to the contaminated media to an acceptable level at CA

Grant Evenson

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Keywords: Excrow service, online C2C auctions, Internet fraud, perceived risk, system dynamics, decision making. 2001 --Twenty-Second International Conference on Information Systems 1  

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1 Keywords: Excrow service, online C2C auctions, Internet fraud, perceived risk, system dynamics markets for protecting online traders from Internet fraud. Although the process of online escrow services (OES) ensures its effectiveness i blocking Internet frauds, its adoption rate is still surprisingly low

Lin, Zhangxi

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Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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December 13, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 9, 2013 - December 13, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)...

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Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 7, 2012 Summary of Decisions - December 3, 2012 - December 7, 2012 Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR...

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Using CORE Model-Based Systems Engineering Software to Support Program Management in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of the Biomass Project: Preprint  

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This paper describes how a model-based systems engineering software, CORE, is helping the U. S. Department of Energy's Office of Biomass Program assist with bringing biomass-derived biofuels to the market. This software tool provides information to guide informed decision-making as biomass-to-biofuels systems are advanced from concept to commercial adoption. It facilitates management and communication of program status by automatically generating custom reports, Gantt charts, and tables using the widely available programs of Microsoft Word, Project and Excel.

Riley, C.; Sandor, D.; Simpkins, P.

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anthropic decision theory  

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This paper sets out to solve the Sleeping Beauty problem and various related anthropic (self-locating belief) problems, not through the calculation of anthropic probabilities, but through finding the correct decision to make. Given certain simple assumptions, it turns out to be possible to do so without knowing the underlying anthropic probabilities. Most common anthropic problems are underspecified from the decision perspective, and this can explain some of the differing intuitions in the subject: selfless and selfish agents, total and average utilitarians, will all reach different decisions in the same problem. These results are formalised into an anthropic decision theory, that is then used to solve many anthropic problems and paradoxes, such as the Presumptuous Philosopher, Adam and Eve, and Doomsday problems.

Stuart Armstrong

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Risks of Risk Decisions  

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...manuscript. 17. B. Fischhoff, P. Slovic, S. Lichtenstein, S. Read, B. Combs, Policy Sci...Perspectives on Benefit-Risk Decision Making...20. P. Slovic, B. Fischhoff, S. Lichtenstein, in So-cietal Risk Assessment: How Safe...

Chauncey Starr; Chris Whipple

1980-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Process  

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Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Process Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Process June 2009 Monica C. Regalbuto Office of Waste Processing DOE/EM Kevin G. Brown Vanderbilt University and CRESP David W. DePaoli Oak Ridge National Laboratory Candido Pereira Argonne National Laboratory John R. Shultz Office of Waste Processing DOE/EM Sahid C. Smith Office of Waste Processing DOE/EM External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Process June 2009 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Review Team thanks Ms. Sonitza Blanco, Team Lead Planning and Coordination Waste Disposition Project U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River Operations Office and Mr. Pete Hill, Liquid Waste Planning Manager for Washington Savannah River Company, for their

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Combining technology roadmap and system dynamics simulation to support scenario-planning: A case of car-sharing service  

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Abstract Due to the volatile market environment, the use of scenario approach comes to the forefront in business strategy. As a means of scenario planning, several approaches have been proposed and conducted. However, previous research, mainly having resorted to the expert judgment for planning and evaluation, still remains conceptual and lacks a systematic link to the planning process. In response, this paper provides an integrative approach to the technology roadmap and system dynamics to support scenario planning. The proposed approach consists of three parts: scenario building, technology roadmapping, and system dynamics simulation. The first step is to construct the scenarios which are used as inputs for the scenario planning. Second, technology roadmap is developed, incorporating the scenarios built in the first step. The technology roadmap works as a strategic framework to realize the hypothetical scenarios, linking the external and hypothetical business and internal strategies. Finally, the strategic model for technology roadmap is transferred to the operational viewpoint using system dynamics. When the simulation ends, the result of each scenario is reflected to the technology roadmapping, making the multi-path technology roadmapping. As an illustrative example, three scenarios of car-sharing business are developed and analyzed.

Youngjung Geum; Sora Lee; Yongtae Park

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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User's manual of a supporting system for treatment planning in boron neutron capture therapy. JAERI computational dosimetry system  

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A boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) with epithermal neutron beam is expected to treat effectively for malignant tumor that is located deeply in the brain. It is indispensable to estimate preliminarily the irradiation dose in the brain of a patient in order to perform the epithermal neutron beam BNCT. Thus, the JAERI Computational Dosimetry System (JCDS), which can calculate the dose distributions in the brain, has been developed. JCDS is a software that creates a 3-dimensional head model of a patient by using CT and MRI images and that generates a input data file automatically for calculation neutron flux and gamma-ray dose distribution in the brain by the Monte Carlo code: MCNP, and that displays the dose distribution on the head model for dosimetry by using the MCNP calculation results. JCDS has any advantages as follows; By treating CT data and MRI data which are medical images, a detail three-dimensional model of patient's head is able to be made easily. The three-dimensional head image is editable to ...

Kumada, H

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment  

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Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment Speaker(s): Vineeta Pal Date: July 26, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Satkartar K. Kinney To make informed decisions about the design, construction and operation of a building, it is necessary to predict and evaluate the impact of these decisions on the performance of the building. Each of these decisions impacts the performance of the building in a number of different and inter-related ways. Therefore, a computational environment that seeks to support this decision-making process needs to enable the prediction and evaluation of different aspects of building performance. Several stand-alone computer tools are currently available, each of which addresses a particular aspect of the building performance. The Building Design

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Bayesian decision theoryBayesian decision theory Jean Daunizeau  

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Bayesian decision theoryBayesian decision theory Jean Daunizeau Wellcome Trust CentreFromstatisticalinferencetostatisticaldecision...... estimationmotivationmotivation conclusionBayesian Decision Theory (i) What do we do with posterior pdfs? (ii) How can we learn:Expectedutilitytheory: existenceofautilityfunctionexistenceofautilityfunction estimationmotivationmotivation conclusionBayesian Decision Theory hypothesis testing

Daunizeau, Jean

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Decision Making, Movement Planning,1 and Statistical Decision Theory2  

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Decision Making, Movement Planning,1 and Statistical Decision Theory2 3 4 Julia Trommershäuser1 decision theory, expected utility theory35 #12;2 36 Abstract37 We discuss behavioral studies directed the behavioral39 tasks in the language of statistical decision theory, we can compare performance in40 equivalent

Maloney, Laurence T.

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Distributed Manufacturing Networks: Optimization via Preprocessing in Decision Guidance Query Language  

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The authors consider optimization problems expressed in Decision Guidance Query Language that may involve linear arithmetic constraints, as well as finite domain and binary variables. They focus on Distributed Manufacturing Network optimization problems ... Keywords: Decision Guidance, Decision Support, Distributed Manufacturing, Manufacturing Network, Optimization

Nathan Egge; Alexander Brodsky; Igor Griva

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Support  

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Sustainability Support serves as a corporate technical assistance, coordination, and integration resource to support line organizations in the resolution of sustainability issues and management concerns.

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ORISE: Providing Support for DOE Scientific Research  

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Funding and Support for DOE Research ORISE scientific peer review helps to inform DOE funding decision-makers How ORISE is Making a Difference The Oak Ridge Institute for Science...

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EIS-0236: Record of Decision  

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Record of Decision Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Stockpile Stewardship and Management

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Estimating potential photovoltaic yield with r.sun and the open source Geographical Resources Analysis Support System  

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The package r.sun within the open source Geographical Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) can be used to compute insolation including temporal and spatial variation of albedo and solar photovoltaic yield. A complete algorithm is presented covering the steps of data acquisition and preprocessing to post-simulation whereby candidate lands for incoming solar farms projects are identified. The optimal resolution to acquire reliable solar energy outputs to be integrated into PV system design software was determined to be 1 square km. A case study using the algorithm developed here was performed on a North American region encompassing fourteen counties in South-eastern Ontario. It was confirmed for the case study that Ontario has a large potential for solar electricity. This region is found to possess over 935,000 acres appropriate for solar farm development, which could provide 90 GW of PV. This is nearly 60% of Ontario's projected peak electricity demand in 2025. The algorithm developed and tested in this paper can be generalized to any region in the world in order to foster the most environmentally-responsible development of large-scale solar farms. (author)

Nguyen, H.T.; Pearce, J.M. [Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen's University, 60 Union Street, Kingston, Ontario (Canada)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cardax New Operator Access Request Upon completion of this form (2 pages), please fax to Properties System Support on (08) 9266 2660 or scan and send via email  

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Cardax ­ New Operator Access Request Upon completion of this form (2 pages), please fax to Properties System Support on (08) 9266 2660 or scan and send via email to PropertiesSystem: ______________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS The section below is to ONLY be completed by INTERNAL applicants. SAME operator

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Proceediigsof the 38' Conferenceon Decision & Control  

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Proceediigsof the 38' Conferenceon Decision & Control Phoenix,Arizona USA December 1999 TuAO2 10 Introduction Performance optimization of stochastic discrete event zystems (e.g., queueing syst,ems- formation Systems Inc., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (WTT), Nippon Steel Information

Ishizaki, Fumio

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Implications for decision making: Industrial sector perspectives  

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Implications for decision making in areas related to policy towards greenhouse gas emissions are discussed from the perspective of the industrial sector. Industry is presented as supportive of energy conservation measures in spite of the large uncertainties in the global warming issue. Perspectives of developed and developing countries are contrasted, and carbon dioxide emissions are compared. Socioeconomic implications of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in the form of higher prices for goods and services, are outlined.

Mangelsdorf, F.E. [Texaco, Inc., Beacon, NY (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Aeronautical System Center's environmental compliance assessment and management program's cost-saving initiatives support the Air Force's acquisition reform initiative  

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The Environmental Management directorate of ASC (ASC/EM) has the responsibility of providing government oversight for the Government Owned Contractor Operated Aircraft and Missile plants (GOCOs). This oversight is manifested as a landlord role where Air Force provides the funding required to maintain the plant facilities including buildings and utilities as well as environmental systems. By agreement the companies operating the plants are required to operate them in accordance with environmental law. Presently the GOCOs include Air Force Plant (AFP) 6 in Marietta Ga., AFP 4 in Fort Worth, Tx., AFP 44 in Tucson, Az., AFP 42 in Palmdale, Ca., and AFP PJKS in Denver, Co. Lockheed Martin corporation operates AFPs 4,6, PJKS and a portion of AFP 42 while AFP 44 is operated by Raytheon Missile Systems Company. Other GOCOs at AFP 42 are Northrup-Grumman, Boeing, and Cabaco, the facilities engineer. Since 1992 the Environmental Management division has conducted its Environmental Compliance Assessment and Management Program assessments (ECAMP) annually at each of the plants. Using DOD's ECAMP Team Guide and teams comprised of both Air Force and consultant engineering personnel, each plant is assessed for its environmental compliance well being. In the face of rising operational costs and diminishing budgets ASC/EM performed a comprehensive review of its ECAMP. As a result, the basic ECAMP program was improved to reduce costs without compromising on quality of the effort. The program retained its emphasis in providing a snap-shot evaluation of each Air Force plant's environmental compliance health supported by complete but tailored protocol assessments.

Meanor, T.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fan Energy Savings Decisions  

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Axial fans are used for thousands of industrial applications consuming millions of kilowatts daily. The decision that saves dollars is to either automatically change fan speed or change blade pitch to save up to 50 percent of consumed power over a...

Monroe, R. C.

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A Spatial Planning and Analysis System for Wildland Fire Management  

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STARFIRE 11/29/2011 A Spatial Planning and Analysis System for Wildland Fire Management Welcome is an advanced and powerful spatial fire management planning and analysis system which is designed to provide visual and analytic support for fire management planning, decisions and communication. The system