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  1. Direct Digital Control- A Tool for Energy Management of HVAC Systems 

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    Swanson, K.

    1993-01-01

    Direct digital control (DDC) applied to heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems corrects many of the deficiencies of conventional automatic temperature control systems. By applying new control sequences, ...

  2. ECE 412: Digital Control and Digital Filters

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    Connors, Daniel A.

    Design Digital Controller Design State Space Representation Classical Closed-Loop Analysis Concepts and closed loop digital and sampled-data systems - Digital feedback controller design - Numerical - Understand basic approaches to direct digital design - Can design lag, lead, and lag-lead controllers, PI, PD

  3. THE ROLE OF DIRECT DIGITAL CONTROLS IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS 1 Scholarly Report

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    Austin, Mark

    ................................................................................................................ 8 V. Energy Management and Building Automation Systems) serve as an advanced integration system between building Heating, Ventilation Digital Controls in Commercial Buildings Jonathan Kumi Civil Systems

  4. Digitally controlled distributed phase shifter

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    Hietala, V.M.; Kravitz, S.H.; Vawter, G.A.

    1993-08-17

    A digitally controlled distributed phase shifter is comprised of N phase shifters. Digital control is achieved by using N binary length-weighted electrodes located on the top surface of a waveguide. A control terminal is attached to each electrode thereby allowing the application of a control signal. The control signal is either one or two discrete bias voltages. The application of the discrete bias voltages changes the modal index of a portion of the waveguide that corresponds to a length of the electrode to which the bias voltage is applied, thereby causing the phase to change through the underlying portion of the waveguide. The digitally controlled distributed phase shift network has a total phase shift comprised of the sum of the individual phase shifters.

  5. Direct-to-digital holography and holovision

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    Thomas, Clarence E. (Knoxville, TN); Baylor, Larry R. (Knoxville, TN); Hanson, Gregory R. (Clinton, TN); Rasmussen, David A. (Knoxville, TN); Voelkl, Edgar (Oak Ridge, TN); Castracane, James (Albany, NY); Simkulet, Michelle (Latham, NY); Clow, Lawrence (Waterford, NY)

    2000-01-01

    Systems and methods for direct-to-digital holography are described. An apparatus includes a laser; a beamsplitter optically coupled to the laser; a reference beam mirror optically coupled to the beamsplitter; an object optically coupled to the beamsplitter, a focusing lens optically coupled to both the reference beam mirror and the object; and a digital recorder optically coupled to the focusing lens. A reference beam is incident upon the reference beam mirror at a non-normal angle, and the reference beam and an object beam are focused by the focusing lens at a focal plane of the digital recorder to form an image. The systems and methods provide advantages in that computer assisted holographic measurements can be made.

  6. Control Theory of Digitally Networked Dynamic Systems

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    Knobloch,Jürgen

    Control Theory of Digitally Networked Dynamic Systems #12;Jan Lunze Editor Control Theory control technology for mobile objects. Due to this flexibility, a new challenge for control theory about networked control systems as a new area of control theory. This book gives a concise introduc

  7. From Packet to Power Switching: Digital Direct Load Scheduling

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    Alizadeh, Mahnoosh; Thomas, Robert J

    2012-01-01

    At present, the power grid has tight control over its dispatchable generation capacity but a very coarse control on the demand. Energy consumers are shielded from making price-aware decisions, which degrades the efficiency of the market. This state of affairs tends to favor fossil fuel generation over renewable sources. Because of the technological difficulties of storing electric energy, the quest for mechanisms that would make the demand for electricity controllable on a day-to-day basis is gaining prominence. The goal of this paper is to provide one such mechanisms, which we call Digital Direct Load Scheduling (DDLS). DDLS is a direct load control mechanism in which we unbundle individual requests for energy and digitize them so that they can be automatically scheduled in a cellular architecture. Specifically, rather than storing energy or interrupting the job of appliances, we choose to hold requests for energy in queues and optimize the service time of individual appliances belonging to a broad class whi...

  8. A direct digital synthesis chirped pulse Fourier transform microwave spectrometer

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    Blake, Geoffrey

    A direct digital synthesis chirped pulse Fourier transform microwave spectrometer Ian A. Finneran OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 84, 083104 (2013) A direct digital synthesis chirped pulse Fourier transform microwave pulse Fourier transform microwave (CP-FTMW) spectrometers have become the instrument of choice

  9. Improved Engine Control Strategies Enabled by Digital Signal...

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    Engine Control Strategies Enabled by Digital Signal-Processing Method for Zirconia Exhaust Sensors Improved Engine Control Strategies Enabled by Digital Signal-Processing Method...

  10. Fresnel Incoherent Digital Holograms Directly Recorded by Multiple Viewpoint Projections

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    Rosen, Joseph

    Fresnel Incoherent Digital Holograms Directly Recorded by Multiple Viewpoint Projections Natan T a modified Fresnel hologram under incoherent illumination by directly processing the projections of the three by presenting a new and direct method of synthesizing a modified Fresnel hologram using the MVPs. In Refs. [2

  11. Digital gate pulse generator for cycloconverter control

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    Klein, Frederick F. (Monroeville, PA); Mutone, Gioacchino A. (Pleasant Hills, PA)

    1989-01-01

    The present invention provides a digital gate pulse generator which controls the output of a cycloconverter used for electrical power conversion applications by determining the timing and delivery of the firing pulses to the switching devices in the cycloconverter. Previous gate pulse generators have been built with largely analog or discrete digital circuitry which require many precision components and periodic adjustment. The gate pulse generator of the present invention utilizes digital techniques and a predetermined series of values to develop the necessary timing signals for firing the switching device. Each timing signal is compared with a reference signal to determine the exact firing time. The present invention is significantly more compact than previous gate pulse generators, responds quickly to changes in the output demand and requires only one precision component and no adjustments.

  12. Digital Strategies Group Provide direction and strategic planning for the libraries' development of digital activities that focus on

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    Digital Strategies Group Charge: Provide direction and strategic planning for the libraries' development of digital activities that focus on digital content that is created or collected by the libraries within the libraries of current and emerging issues related to digital content such as rights management

  13. A Framework for Flexible Access Control in Digital Library Systems

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    Ray, Indrajit

    A Framework for Flexible Access Control in Digital Library Systems Indrajit Ray and Sudip. Traditional access control models are often found to be inadequate for digital libraries. This is because the user population for digital libraries is very dynamic and not completely known in advance. In addition

  14. Recording multiple spatially-heterodyned direct to digital holograms in one digital image

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    Hanson, Gregory R. (Clinton, TN); Bingham, Philip R. (Knoxville, TN)

    2008-03-25

    Systems and methods are described for recording multiple spatially-heterodyned direct to digital holograms in one digital image. A method includes digitally recording, at a first reference beam-object beam angle, a first spatially-heterodyned hologram including spatial heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis; Fourier analyzing the recorded first spatially-heterodyned hologram by shifting a first original origin of the recorded first spatially-heterodyned hologram to sit on top of a first spatial-heterodyne carrier frequency defined by the first reference beam-object beam angle; digitally recording, at a second reference beam-object beam angle, a second spatially-heterodyned hologram including spatial heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis; Fourier analyzing the recorded second spatially-heterodyned hologram by shifting a second original origin of the recorded second spatially-heterodyned hologram to sit on top of a second spatial-heterodyne carrier frequency defined by the second reference beam-object beam angle; applying a first digital filter to cut off signals around the first original origin and define a first result; performing a first inverse Fourier transform on the first result; applying a second digital filter to cut off signals around the second original origin and define a second result; and performing a second inverse Fourier transform on the second result, wherein the first reference beam-object beam angle is not equal to the second reference beam-object beam angle and a single digital image includes both the first spatially-heterodyned hologram and the second spatially-heterodyned hologram.

  15. Off-axis illumination direct-to-digital holography

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    Thomas, Clarence E.; Price, Jeffery R.; Voelkl, Edgar; Hanson, Gregory R.

    2004-06-08

    Systems and methods are described for off-axis illumination direct-to-digital holography. A method of recording an off-axis illuminated spatially heterodyne hologram including spatially heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis, includes: reflecting a reference beam from a reference mirror at a non-normal angle; reflecting an object beam from an object at an angle with respect to an optical axis defined by a focusing lens; focusing the reference beam and the object beam at a focal plane of a digital recorder to form the off-axis illuminated spatially heterodyne hologram including spatially heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis; digitally recording the off-axis illuminated spatially heterodyne hologram including spatially heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis; Fourier analyzing the recorded off-axis illuminated spatially heterodyne hologram including spatially heterodyne fringes by transforming axes of the recorded off-axis illuminated spatially heterodyne hologram including spatially heterodyne fringes in Fourier space to sit on top of a heterodyne carrier frequency defined as an angle between the reference beam and the object beam; applying a digital filter to cut off signals around an original origin; and then performing an inverse Fourier transform.

  16. Applied high resolution digital control for universal precision systems

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    Gawlik, Aaron John

    2008-01-01

    This thesis describes the design and characterization of a high-resolution analog interface for dSPACE digital control systems and a high-resolution, high-speed data acquisition and control system. These designs are intended ...

  17. REVIEW OF NRC APPROVED DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

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    D.W. Markman

    1999-09-17

    Preliminary design concepts for the proposed Subsurface Repository at Yucca Mountain indicate extensive reliance on modern, computer-based, digital control technologies. The purpose of this analysis is to investigate the degree to which the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted and approved the use of digital control technology for safety-related applications within the nuclear power industry. This analysis reviews cases of existing digitally-based control systems that have been approved by the NRC. These cases can serve as precedence for using similar types of digitally-based control technologies within the Subsurface Repository. While it is anticipated that the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) will not contain control systems as complex as those required for a nuclear power plant, the review of these existing NRC approved applications will provide the YMP with valuable insight into the NRCs review process and design expectations for safety-related digital control systems. According to the YMP Compliance Program Guidance, portions of various NUREGS, Regulatory Guidelines, and nuclear IEEE standards the nuclear power plant safety related concept would be applied to some of the designs on a case-by-case basis. This analysis will consider key design methods, capabilities, successes, and important limitations or problems of selected control systems that have been approved for use in the Nuclear Power industry. An additional purpose of this analysis is to provide background information in support of further development of design criteria for the YMP. The scope and primary objectives of this analysis are to: (1) Identify and research the extent and precedence of digital control and remotely operated systems approved by the NRC for the nuclear power industry. Help provide a basis for using and relying on digital technologies for nuclear related safety critical applications. (2) Identify the basic control architecture and methods of key digital control systems approved for use in the nuclear power industry by the NRC. (3) Identify and discuss key design issues, features, benefits, and limitations of these NRC approved digital control systems that can be applied as design guidance and correlated to the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR) design requirements. (4) Identify codes and standards used in the design of these NRC approved digital control systems and discuss their possible applicability to the design of a subsurface nuclear waste repository. (5) Evaluate the NRC approved digital control system's safety, reliability and maintainability features and issues. Apply these to MGR design methodologies and requirements. (6) Provide recommendations for use in developing design criteria in the System Description Documents for the digital control systems of the subsurface nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. (7) Develop recommendations for applying NRC approval methods for digital control systems for the subsurface nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. This analysis will focus on the development of the issues, criteria and methods used and required for identifying the appropriate requirements for digital based control systems. Attention will be placed on development of recommended design criteria for digital controls including interpretation of codes, standards and regulations. Attention will also focus on the use of digital controls and COTS (Commercial Off-the-shelf) technology and equipment in selected NRC approved digital control systems, and as referenced in applicable codes, standards and regulations. The analysis will address design issues related to COTS technology and how they were dealt with in previous NRC approved digital control systems.

  18. Robustness Analysis for the Certification of Digital Controller Implementations

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    Pappas, George J.

    Robustness Analysis for the Certification of Digital Controller Implementations Jerome Le Ny, scheduling, and communications [29]. Usually the design of an embedded control system involves first control@seas.upenn.edu ABSTRACT Despite recent advances in the field of Networked Control Systems (NCS), the gap between

  19. Direct Reed-Muller Transform of Digital Logic Netlists Mitchell A. Thornton and Jennifer Dworak

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    Thornton, Mitchell

    Direct Reed-Muller Transform of Digital Logic Netlists Mitchell A. Thornton and Jennifer Dworak that enables frequency domain analysis of digital logic circuits through the use of the Reed-Muller transform of a digital logic circuit based on the circuit topology is developed. The technique is based on the definition

  20. Digital Mapping Of Structurally Controlled Geothermal Features...

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    greatly speed the process of gathering data in the field and converting it into digital GIS-compatible formats. Authors Mark F. Coolbaugh, Chris Sladek, Chris Kratt and Gary...

  1. Cell mapping description for digital control system with quantization effect

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    Liang, Wang; Yi-Ping, Guo

    2007-01-01

    Quantization problem in digital control system have attracted more and more attention in these years. Normally, a quantized variable is regarded as a perturbed copy of the unquantized variable in the research of quantization effect, but this model has shown many obvious disadvantages in control system analysis and design process. In this paper, we give a new model for quantization based 'cell mapping' concept. This cell model could clearly describe the global dynamics of quantized digital system. Then some important characteristics of control system like controllability are analyzed by this model. The finite precision control design method based on cell concept is also presented.

  2. A digital-based excitation system for generator voltage control

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    D'Antonio, M.J.; Lawson, R.A.; Pearson, W.R. (General Electric Co., Salem, VA (US)); Speer, G.W. (General Electric Canada, Peterborough, Ontario (CA)); Crenshaw, M.L.; Murdoch, A. (GE Industrial and Power Systems, Power Systems Engineering Dept., Schenectady, NY (US))

    1991-01-01

    Excitation systems have evolved over the years as new technology is introduced, offering easier implementations, higher reliability, less maintenance, enhanced functionality, and user friendly interfaces. Microprocessor based controls are now common in electric drives, protective relaying, turbine controls, power plant displays and supervisory control functions. The flexibility, functionality, and user friendly interface capabilities of digital controls are now available for excitation systems. This paper provides an overview of GE's first generation digital excitation system, SILCO 5, and an introduction to GE's second generation system, EX2000, currently in development.

  3. DIRECT ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING

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    Mamishev, Alexander

    of defects, control of mold filling is needed. In this paper, direct adaptive control strategy is presented is a crucial stage in RTM. Defect-free parts cannot be obtained without successful consistent mold fillingDIRECT ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING B. Minaie1,* , W. Li, J. Gou1 , Y. Chen2 , A

  4. Digital Signal Processing 23 (2013) 15851591 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect

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    Chapeau-Blondeau, François

    2013-01-01

    Digital Signal Processing 23 (2013) 1585­1591 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect Digital Signal Processing www.elsevier.com/locate/dsp Weak signal detection: Condition for noise induced with useful potential for nonlinear signal processing. In this letter, we focus on the detection enhancement

  5. Apparatus for direct-to-digital spatially-heterodyned holography

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    Thomas, Clarence E.; Hanson, Gregory R.

    2006-12-12

    An apparatus operable to record a spatially low-frequency heterodyne hologram including spatially heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis includes: a laser; a beamsplitter optically coupled to the laser; an object optically coupled to the beamsplitter; a focusing lens optically coupled to both the beamsplitter and the object; a digital recorder optically coupled to the focusing lens; and a computer that performs a Fourier transform, applies a digital filter, and performs an inverse Fourier transform. A reference beam and an object beam are focused by the focusing lens at a focal plane of the digital recorder to form a spatially low-frequency heterodyne hologram including spatially heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis which is recorded by the digital recorder, and the computer transforms the recorded spatially low-frequency heterodyne hologram including spatially heterodyne fringes and shifts axes in Fourier space to sit on top of a heterodyne carrier frequency defined by an angle between the reference beam and the object beam and cuts off signals around an original origin before performing the inverse Fourier transform.

  6. Performance Improvement of Proportional Directional Control Valves: Methods and Experiments

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    Yao, Bin

    Performance Improvement of Proportional Directional Control Valves: Methods and Experiments Fanping slow valves (e.g. proportional directional control valves). To im- prove the performance of proportional directional control valves, three different types of controllers are synthesized. Firstly, based

  7. EE576: Digital Control http://www.eng.iastate.edu/rkumar/EE576

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    Kumar, Ratnesh

    : rkumar Office: Coover 3217 Office Hr: TBD Text: Digital Control System Analysis and Design, C. L) · Time-Response (Chapter 6) · Stability Analysis (Chapter 7) · Digital Control Design (Chapter 8) · PoleEE576: Digital Control http://www.eng.iastate.edu/rkumar/EE576 Instructor Name: Ratnesh Kumar Email

  8. Abstract--This paper presents an FPGA-based digital network analyzer for digitally controlled switched-mode power supplies.

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    switched-mode power supplies. Similar to standard network analyzers, the digital network analyzer can and controlled switching power converters [3]. In steady state, for small- signal disturbances, a power converter be used to validate converter models and the system design. The digital network analyzer can be built

  9. Nitrogen Control in Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking by Direct...

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    Nitrogen Control in Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking by Direct Reduced Iron Fines Injection Nitrogen Control in Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking by Direct Reduced Iron Fines...

  10. Can amphiphile architecture directly control vesicle size?

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    M. J. Greenall; C. M. Marques

    2013-01-28

    Bilayer membranes self-assembled from simple amphiphiles in solution always have a planar ground-state shape. This is a consequence of several internal relaxation mechanisms of the membrane and prevents the straightforward control of vesicle size. Here, we show that this principle can be circumvented and that direct size control by molecular design is a realistic possibility. Using coarse-grained calculations, we design tetrablock copolymers that form membranes with a preferred curvature, and demonstrate how to form low-polydispersity vesicles while suppressing micellization.

  11. Applying Human Factors Evaluation and Design Guidance to a Nuclear Power Plant Digital Control System

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    Thomas Ulrich; Ronald Boring; William Phoenix; Emily Dehority; Tim Whiting; Jonathan Morrell; Rhett Backstrom

    2012-08-01

    The United States (U.S.) nuclear industry, like similar process control industries, has moved toward upgrading its control rooms. The upgraded control rooms typically feature digital control system (DCS) displays embedded in the panels. These displays gather information from the system and represent that information on a single display surface. In this manner, the DCS combines many previously separate analog indicators and controls into a single digital display, whereby the operators can toggle between multiple windows to monitor and control different aspects of the plant. The design of the DCS depends on the function of the system it monitors, but revolves around presenting the information most germane to an operator at any point in time. DCSs require a carefully designed human system interface. This report centers on redesigning existing DCS displays for an example chemical volume control system (CVCS) at a U.S. nuclear power plant. The crucial nature of the CVCS, which controls coolant levels and boration in the primary system, requires a thorough human factors evaluation of its supporting DCS. The initial digital controls being developed for the DCSs tend to directly mimic the former analog controls. There are, however, unique operator interactions with a digital vs. analog interface, and the differences have not always been carefully factored in the translation of an analog interface to a replacement DCS. To ensure safety, efficiency, and usability of the emerging DCSs, a human factors usability evaluation was conducted on a CVCS DCS currently being used and refined at an existing U.S. nuclear power plant. Subject matter experts from process control engineering, software development, and human factors evaluated the DCS displays to document potential usability issues and propose design recommendations. The evaluation yielded 167 potential usability issues with the DCS. These issues should not be considered operator performance problems but rather opportunities identified by experts to improve upon the design of the DCS. A set of nine design recommendations was developed to address these potential issues. The design principles addressed the following areas: (1) color, (2) pop-up window structure, (3) navigation, (4) alarms, (5) process control diagram, (6) gestalt grouping, (7) typography, (8) terminology, and (9) data entry. Visuals illustrating the improved DCS displays accompany the design recommendations. These nine design principles serve as the starting point to a planned general DCS style guide that can be used across the U.S. nuclear industry to aid in the future design of effective DCS interfaces.

  12. Faster processing of multiple spatially-heterodyned direct to digital holograms

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    Hanson, Gregory R.; Bingham, Philip R.

    2006-10-03

    Systems and methods are described for faster processing of multiple spatially-heterodyned direct to digital holograms. A method includes of obtaining multiple spatially-heterodyned holograms, includes: digitally recording a first spatially-heterodyned hologram including spatial heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis; digitally recording a second spatially-heterodyned hologram including spatial heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis; Fourier analyzing the recorded first spatially-heterodyned hologram by shifting a first original origin of the recorded first spatially-heterodyned hologram including spatial heterodyne fringes in Fourier space to sit on top of a spatial-heterodyne carrier frequency defined as a first angle between a first reference beam and a first, object beam; applying a first digital filter to cut off signals around the first original origin and performing an inverse Fourier transform on the result; Fourier analyzing the recorded second spatially-heterodyned hologram by shifting a second original origin of the recorded second spatially-heterodyned hologram including spatial heterodyne fringes in Fourier space to sit on top of a spatial-heterodyne carrier frequency defined as a second angle between a second reference beam and a second object beam; and applying a second digital filter to cut off signals around the second original origin and performing an inverse Fourier transform on the result, wherein digitally recording the first spatially-heterodyned hologram is completed before digitally recording the second spatially-heterodyned hologram and a single digital image includes both the first spatially-heterodyned hologram and the second spatially-heterodyned hologram.

  13. Faster processing of multiple spatially-heterodyned direct to digital holograms

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    Hanson, Gregory R [Clinton, TN; Bingham, Philip R [Knoxville, TN

    2008-09-09

    Systems and methods are described for faster processing of multiple spatially-heterodyned direct to digital holograms. A method includes of obtaining multiple spatially-heterodyned holograms, includes: digitally recording a first spatially-heterodyned hologram including spatial heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis; digitally recording a second spatially-heterodyned hologram including spatial heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis; Fourier analyzing the recorded first spatially-heterodyned hologram by shifting a first original origin of the recorded first spatially-heterodyned hologram including spatial heterodyne fringes in Fourier space to sit on top of a spatial-heterodyne carrier frequency defined as a first angle between a first reference beam and a first object beam; applying a first digital filter to cut off signals around the first original origin and performing an inverse Fourier transform on the result; Fourier analyzing the recorded second spatially-heterodyned hologram by shifting a second original origin of the recorded second spatially-heterodyned hologram including spatial heterodyne fringes in Fourier space to sit on top of a spatial-heterodyne carrier frequency defined as a second angle between a second reference beam and a second object beam; and applying a second digital filter to cut off signals around the second original origin and performing an inverse Fourier transform on the result, wherein digitally recording the first spatially-heterodyned hologram is completed before digitally recording the second spatially-heterodyned hologram and a single digital image includes both the first spatially-heterodyned hologram and the second spatially-heterodyned hologram.

  14. Mixed-Signal Simulationof DigitallyControlled SwitchingConverters Aleksandar ProdiC and Dragan MaksimoviC

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    complexity to system analysis, simulation and dcsign 11-31, In this papcr wc consider digitally controlled systems, as well as dedicated FPGA or ASIC based digital controllers, it is expectedthal digital control DESCRIPTIO8 LANGUAGE (IIDL) BASED DIGITAL.CONTROLLERDESIGN Design procedure of a digilal system bascd

  15. Content-based fused off-axis object illumination direct-to-digital holography

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    Price, Jeffery R.

    2006-05-02

    Systems and methods are described for content-based fused off-axis illumination direct-to-digital holography. A method includes calculating an illumination angle with respect to an optical axis defined by a focusing lens as a function of data representing a Fourier analyzed spatially heterodyne hologram; reflecting a reference beam from a reference mirror at a non-normal angle; reflecting an object beam from an object the object beam incident upon the object at the illumination angle; focusing the reference beam and the object beam at a focal plane of a digital recorder to from the content-based off-axis illuminated spatially heterodyne hologram including spatially heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis; and digitally recording the content based off-axis illuminated spatially heterodyne hologram including spatially heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis.

  16. A Digitally Implemented Photovoltaic Simulator with a Double Current Mode Controller

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    Kimball, Jonathan W.

    A Digitally Implemented Photovoltaic Simulator with a Double Current Mode Controller Jie Zhao-DC converter-based photovoltaic (PV) simulator which emulates the output characteristics of a real solar panel. Keyword ­ digital control, photovoltaic simulator, predictive current mode control, solar panel IV curve

  17. Integrated Control-Path Design and Error Recovery in the Synthesis of Digital

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    Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

    11 Integrated Control-Path Design and Error Recovery in the Synthesis of Digital Microfluidic Lab that incorporates control paths and an error- recovery mechanism in the design of a digital microfluidic lab, compared to a baseline chip design, the biochip with a control path can reduce the completion time by 30

  18. From Basic Control to Optimized Systems-Applying Digital Control Systems to Steam Boilers 

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    Hockenbury, W. D.

    1982-01-01

    less sensitive). Also digital filtering (available in many modern controllers) can be used in the level controller to lessen the effects of lead changes on drum level. Adding Computer Power Combining the combustion and feedwater controls just... modern controllers) to serve as the low fuel limit. Tilis will allow stable firing at very low rates. The high signal selector (HS in Fig. 3) determines the air flow low limit. Fig. 2: Instrument diagram of basic control loops. sl.,m S1eam [),n drum...

  19. The Digital Motion Control System for the Submillimeter Array Antennas

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    Hunter, T R; Kimberk, R; Leiker, P S; Patel, N A; Blundell, R; Christensen, R D; Diven, A R; Maute, J; Plante, R J; Riddle, P; Young, K H

    2013-01-01

    We describe the design and performance of the digital servo and motion control system for the 6-meter diameter parabolic antennas of the Submillimeter Array (SMA) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The system is divided into three nested layers operating at a different, appropriate bandwidth. (1) A rack-mounted, real-time Unix system runs the position loop which reads the high resolution azimuth and elevation encoders and sends velocity and acceleration commands at 100 Hz to a custom-designed servo control board (SCB). (2) The microcontroller-based SCB reads the motor axis tachometers and implements the velocity loop by sending torque commands to the motor amplifiers at 558 Hz. (3) The motor amplifiers implement the torque loop by monitoring and sending current to the three-phase brushless drive motors at 20 kHz. The velocity loop uses a traditional proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control algorithm, while the position loop uses only a proportional term and implements a command shaper based on the Gauss error functi...

  20. Digital Control Strategy for Multi-Phase Interleaved Boundary Mode and DCM Boost PFC Converters

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    Noé, Reinhold

    Digital Control Strategy for Multi-Phase Interleaved Boundary Mode and DCM Boost PFC Converters T switching frequency, DCM boost PFC converter can be operated with constant as well as with variable.schafmeister@delta-es.com Abstract-- A digital control strategy which provides optimal interleaving of multi-phase boost power factor

  1. Improved Engine Control Strategies Enabled by Digital Signal-Processing Method for Zirconia Exhaust Sensors

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A new approach for wideband O2 sensor control that treats a pump-cell sensor not as a feedback controlled system, but as the analog? front-end of a modified Delta-Sigma analog-to-Digital Converter

  2. Direct Digital Control in Air Conditioning Systems for Energy Efficiency 

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    Liu, W.; Ye, A.; Li, D.

    2006-01-01

    the function and the level of the building, but also save energy. At present, air-conditioning design in internal commercial buildings is becoming more complex and enormous. The proportion of air conditioning systems in the whole building is getting larger...

  3. A superconducting bandpass delta-sigma modulator for direct analog-to-digital conversion of microwave radio

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    Bulzacchelli, John F. (John Francis)

    2003-01-01

    Direct analog-to-digital conversion of multi-GHz radio frequency (RF) signals is the ultimate goal in software radio receiver design but remains a daunting challenge for any technology. This thesis examines the potential ...

  4. SELECTION OF VARIABLES FOR REGULATORY CONTROL USING POLE DIRECTIONS.

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    SELECTION OF VARIABLES FOR REGULATORY CONTROL USING POLE DIRECTIONS. K. Havre1 and S. Skogestad 2 of a stabilizing control structure, using the in- formation given in the pole directions. It is shown how the input/output pole directions are related to the minimum input energy needed to stabilize a given unstable mode. 1

  5. SELECTION OF VARIABLES FOR REGULATORY CONTROL USING POLE DIRECTIONS.

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    SELECTION OF VARIABLES FOR REGULATORY CONTROL USING POLE DIRECTIONS. K. Havre 1 and S. Skogestad 2 of a stabilizing control structure, using the in­ formation given in the pole directions. It is shown how the input/output pole directions are related to the minimum input energy needed to stabilize a given unstable mode. 1

  6. Acquisition and replay systems for direct-to-digital holography and holovision

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    Thomas, Clarence E. (Knoxville, TN); Hanson, Gregory R. (Clinton, TN)

    2003-02-25

    Improvements to the acquisition and replay systems for direct-to-digital holography and holovision are described. A method of recording an off-axis hologram includes: splitting a laser beam into an object beam and a reference beam; reflecting the reference beam from a reference beam mirror; reflecting the object beam from an illumination beamsplitter; passing the object beam through an objective lens; reflecting the object beam from an object; focusing the reference beam and the object beam at a focal plane of a digital recorder to form an off-axis hologram; digitally recording the off-axis hologram; and transforming the off-axis hologram in accordance with a Fourier transform to obtain a set of results. A method of writing an off-axis hologram includes: passing a laser beam through a spatial light modulator; and focusing the laser beam at a focal plane of a photorefractive crystal to impose a holographic diffraction grating pattern on the photorefractive crystal. A method of replaying an off-axis hologram includes: illuminating a photorefractive crystal having a holographic diffraction grating with a replay beam.

  7. NOx Sensor for Direct Injection Emission Control

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    Betteridge, William J

    2006-02-28

    The Electricore/Delphi team continues to leverage the electrochemical planar sensor technology that has produced stoichiometric planar and wide range oxygen sensors as the basis for development of a NOx sensor. Zirconia cell technology with an integrated heater will provide the foundation for the sensor structure. Proven materials and packaging technology will help to ensure a cost-effective approach to the manufacture of this sensor. The electronics technique and interface is considered to be an area where new strategies need to be employed to produce higher S/N ratios of the NOx signal with emphasis on signal stability over time for robustness and durability Both continuous mode and pulse mode control techniques are being evaluated. Packaging the electronics requires careful design and circuit partitioning so that only the necessary signal conditioning electronics are coupled directly in the wiring harness, while the remainder is situated within the ECM for durability and costs reasons. This task continues to be on hold due to the limitation that the definition of the interface electronics was unavailable until very late in the project. The sense element is based on the amperometric method utilizing integrated alumina and zirconia ceramics. Precious metal electrodes are used to form the integrated heater, the cell electrodes and leads. Inside the actual sense cell structure, it is first necessary to separate NOx from the remaining oxygen constituents of the exhaust, without reducing the NOx. Once separated, the NOx will be measured using a measurement cell. Development or test coupons have been used to facilitate material selection and refinement, cell, diffusion barrier, and chamber development. The sense element currently requires elaborate interconnections. To facilitate a robust durable connection, mechanical and metallurgical connections are under investigation. Materials and process refinements continue to play an important role in the development of the sensor.

  8. Digital making : exploring design with computer controlled fabrication

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    Kashyap, Sameer, 1978-

    2004-01-01

    This thesis examines the underlying issues innate to the design process of developing architectural solutions using the digital for "making" architecture, focusing on architectural production. It proposes an alternative ...

  9. Abstract--A design method for digital controller of PWM DC-DC converters was developed, tested by simulations and

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    domain transformation and discretization. A digital PID controller for a Buck type converter domain and the sampled data domain (via the various transformation algorithms), a digital compensatorAbstract-- A design method for digital controller of PWM DC-DC converters was developed, tested

  10. Fused off-axis object illumination direct-to-digital holography with a plurality of illumination sources

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    Price, Jeffery R.; Bingham, Philip R.

    2005-11-08

    Systems and methods are described for rapid acquisition of fused off-axis illumination direct-to-digital holography. A method of recording a plurality of off-axis object illuminated spatially heterodyne holograms, each of the off-axis object illuminated spatially heterodyne holograms including spatially heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis, includes digitally recording, with a first illumination source of an interferometer, a first off-axis object illuminated spatially heterodyne hologram including spatially heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis; and digitally recording, with a second illumination source of the interferometer, a second off-axis object illuminated spatially heterodyne hologram including spatially heterodyne fringes for Fourier analysis.

  11. New Directions in Measurement for Software Quality Control

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    Suryn, Witold

    1 New Directions in Measurement for Software Quality Control Paul Krause, Bernd Freimut and Witold Suryn Abstract--Assessing and controlling software quality is still an immature discipline. One is needed to software quality control as compared with manufacturing quality control. In particular

  12. Directional Controlled Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks (Invited Paper)

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    Chen, Min

    Directional Controlled Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks (Invited Paper) Min Chen Dept. of Elect of "multipath expanding" to solve the above problems by exploiting both data fusion and load balancing. We propose a novel directional-controlled fusion (DCF) scheme, which includes two key algorithms, i

  13. Optical control of the emission direction of a quantum dot

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    Luxmoore, I. J.; Wasley, N. A.; Fox, A. M.; Skolnick, M. S.; Ramsay, A. J.; Thijssen, A. C. T.; Oulton, R.; Hugues, M.; CNRS-CRHEA, rue Bernard Grégory, 06560 Valbonne

    2013-12-09

    Using the helicity of a non-resonant excitation laser, control over the emission direction of an InAs/GaAs quantum dot is demonstrated. The quantum dot is located off-center in a crossed-waveguide structure, such that photons of opposite circular polarization are emitted into opposite waveguide directions. By preferentially exciting spin-polarized excitons, the direction of emission can therefore be controlled. The directional control is quantified by using the ratio of the intensity of the light coupled into the two waveguides, which reaches a maximum of ±35%.

  14. Input Power Measurement Techniques for Single-Phase Digitally Controlled PFC Rectifiers

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    . 1. Experimental digitally controlled PFC boost rectifier implementing either DACM or DNLC control-DC converter, C =22O/LF,L-=1.5mH, V.,omanaZ 390V, f.- 65kHZ te output current measurement is freely available from a downstream DC-DC converter. Table I provides an overview of the three considered techniques

  15. A digital vibrating magnetic gyrometer using a control motor DSP TMS320F243

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    Baudoin, Geneviève

    containing a magnetic excitation system with 8 arms bearing coils. Four of these are used to exciteA digital vibrating magnetic gyrometer using a control motor DSP TMS320F243 G. Baudoin(1) , O processing system to control a vibrating magnetic gyrometer (VMG). This low cost angular speed sensor has

  16. 438 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 18, NO. 1, JANUARY 2003 High-Frequency Digital PWM Controller IC for

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    controllers can offer a number of advantages in dc­dc power converters, and various analysis, design management techniques rely on integration of power control and conversion functions with digital systems [2 of the controller integrated circuit (IC) design, the main advantage of the digital approach is that well

  17. Analog and digital control of an electronic throttle valve

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    Martins, Tomás V

    2012-01-01

    Two electronic throttler controllers were designed and implemented for an automotive throttle valve on a four-cylinder, spark-ignition gasoline engine. The first controller was designed using operational amplifiers and ...

  18. Apparatus for externally controlled closed-loop feedback digital epitaxy

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    Eres, Djula (Knoxville, TN); Sharp, Jeffrey W. (Knoxville, TN)

    1996-01-01

    A method and apparatus for digital epitaxy. The apparatus includes a pulsed gas delivery assembly that supplies gaseous material to a substrate to form an adsorption layer of the gaseous material on the substrate. Structure is provided for measuring the isothermal desorption spectrum of the growth surface to monitor the active sites which are available for adsorption. The vacuum chamber housing the substrate facilitates evacuation of the gaseous material from the area adjacent the substrate following exposure. In use, digital epitaxy is achieved by exposing a substrate to a pulse of gaseous material to form an adsorption layer of the material on the substrate. The active sites on the substrate are monitored during the formation of the adsorption layer to determine if all the active sites have been filled. Once the active sites have been filled on the growth surface of the substrate, the pulse of gaseous material is terminated. The unreacted portion of the gas pulse is evacuated by continuous pumping. Subsequently, a second pulse is applied when availability of active sites is determined by studying the isothermal desorption spectrum. These steps are repeated until a thin film of sufficient thickness is produced.

  19. Apparatus for externally controlled closed-loop feedback digital epitaxy

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    Eres, D.; Sharp, J.W.

    1996-07-30

    A method and apparatus for digital epitaxy are disclosed. The apparatus includes a pulsed gas delivery assembly that supplies gaseous material to a substrate to form an adsorption layer of the gaseous material on the substrate. Structure is provided for measuring the isothermal desorption spectrum of the growth surface to monitor the active sites which are available for adsorption. The vacuum chamber housing the substrate facilitates evacuation of the gaseous material from the area adjacent the substrate following exposure. In use, digital epitaxy is achieved by exposing a substrate to a pulse of gaseous material to form an adsorption layer of the material on the substrate. The active sites on the substrate are monitored during the formation of the adsorption layer to determine if all the active sites have been filled. Once the active sites have been filled on the growth surface of the substrate, the pulse of gaseous material is terminated. The unreacted portion of the gas pulse is evacuated by continuous pumping. Subsequently, a second pulse is applied when availability of active sites is determined by studying the isothermal desorption spectrum. These steps are repeated until a thin film of sufficient thickness is produced. 5 figs.

  20. Identification and Cross-Directional Control of Coating Processes

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    Identification and Cross-Directional Control of Richard Coating Processes D. Braatz, Matthew L to the directionperpendicular to thesubstrate move- ment. The objective of the controller is to maintain a uniform coating under un- measured process disturbances. Assumptions that are relevant to coating processes found

  1. 2004 35thAnnual IEEE Power Electronics SpecialistsConference Aachen, Germany. 2004 Digital Controller Design for Electronic Ballasts with Phase Control

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    Controller Design for Electronic Ballasts with Phase Control Yan Yin and Regan Zane Colorado Power switching frequency range. In this paper, the design of a digital controller for an LCC resonant inverter2004 35thAnnual IEEE Power Electronics SpecialistsConference Aachen, Germany. 2004 Digital

  2. Direct-to-digital holography reduction of reference hologram noise and fourier space smearing

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    Voelkl, Edgar

    2006-06-27

    Systems and methods are described for reduction of reference hologram noise and reduction of Fourier space smearing, especially in the context of direct-to-digital holography (off-axis interferometry). A method of reducing reference hologram noise includes: recording a plurality of reference holograms; processing the plurality of reference holograms into a corresponding plurality of reference image waves; and transforming the corresponding plurality of reference image waves into a reduced noise reference image wave. A method of reducing smearing in Fourier space includes: recording a plurality of reference holograms; processing the plurality of reference holograms into a corresponding plurality of reference complex image waves; transforming the corresponding plurality of reference image waves into a reduced noise reference complex image wave; recording a hologram of an object; processing the hologram of the object into an object complex image wave; and dividing the complex image wave of the object by the reduced noise reference complex image wave to obtain a reduced smearing object complex image wave.

  3. A Digital PFC Controller without Input Voltage Sensing

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    shows a block diagram of the boost converter with the proposed DPFC controller. The paper is organized on low-resolution DPWM and A/D converters, requires no microcontroller or DSP programming, and is well with other power control functions. Experimental verification results are shown for a 500 W boost PFC

  4. Fig.1: Digital Controller with modified buck-boost converter LOAD-INTERACTIVE STEERED-INDUCTOR DC-DC

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    Fig.1: Digital Controller with modified buck-boost converter LOAD-INTERACTIVE STEERED-INDUCTOR DC-inverting buck- boost. Transient response results show that, compared to standard converters with near-inverting buck-boost converter, i.e. steered-inductor buck-boost, a digital controller, and a communication block

  5. TESLA-FEL Report 2005-06 DIGITAL LOW LEVEL RF CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE DESY TTF

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    TESLA-FEL Report 2005-06 DIGITAL LOW LEVEL RF CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE DESY TTF VUV-FEL LINAC Valeri Electron Laser (VUV-FEL) Linac each klystron supplies RF power to up to 32 cavities. The superconducting. The VUV-FEL Linac RF control system employs a completely digital feedback system to provide flexibility

  6. Experience in a power plant with a digital control system

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    Rayner, H.M.

    1981-01-01

    This paper covers experience with a Measurex DDC energy control system. It gives the advantages of the system, explains the flue gas analyzer system boiler optimization improved boiler efficiency calculations and load allocation techniques.

  7. I-A Modulated Digitally Controlled Non-Inverting Buck-Boost Converter for

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    I-A Modulated Digitally Controlled Non-Inverting Buck-Boost Converter for WCDMA RF Power Amplifiers.edu Abstract- This paper focuses on the non-inverting buck- boost converter supplying an adjustable DC voltage the WCDMA RFPA settling time requirements. 1. INTRODUCTION Non-inverting buck-boost DC-DC power converter

  8. Digital Instrumentation and Control Failure Events Derivation and Analysis by Frame-Based Technique

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    Hui-Wen Huang; Chunkuan Shih [National Tsing Hua University, 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013 (China); Swu Yih [DML International, 18F-1 295, Section 2 Kuang Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Yen-Chang Tzeng; Ming-Huei Chen [Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, No. 1000, Wunhua Rd., Jiaan Village, Longtan Township, Taoyuan County 32546, Taiwan (China)

    2006-07-01

    A frame-based technique, including physical frame, logical frame, and cognitive frame, was adopted to perform digital I and C failure events derivation and analysis for generic ABWR. The physical frame was structured with a modified PCTran-ABWR plant simulation code, which was extended and enhanced on the feedwater system, recirculation system, and steam line system. The logical model is structured with MATLAB, which was incorporated into PCTran-ABWR to improve the pressure control system, feedwater control system, recirculation control system, and automated power regulation control system. As a result, the software failure of these digital control systems can be properly simulated and analyzed. The cognitive frame was simulated by the operator awareness status in the scenarios. Moreover, via an internal characteristics tuning technique, the modified PCTran-ABWR can precisely reflect the characteristics of the power-core flow. Hence, in addition to the transient plots, the analysis results can then be demonstrated on the power-core flow map. A number of postulated I and C system software failure events were derived to achieve the dynamic analyses. The basis for event derivation includes the published classification for software anomalies, the digital I and C design data for ABWR, chapter 15 accident analysis of generic SAR, and the reported NPP I and C software failure events. The case study of this research includes (1) the software CMF analysis for the major digital control systems; and (2) postulated ABWR digital I and C software failure events derivation from the actual happening of non-ABWR digital I and C software failure events, which were reported to LER of USNRC or IRS of IAEA. These events were analyzed by PCTran-ABWR. Conflicts among plant status, computer status, and human cognitive status are successfully identified. The operator might not easily recognize the abnormal condition, because the computer status seems to progress normally. However, a well trained operator can become aware of the abnormal condition with the inconsistent physical parameters; and then can take early corrective actions to avoid the system hazard. This paper also discusses the advantage of Simulation-based method, which can investigate more in-depth dynamic behavior of digital I and C system than other approaches. Some unanticipated interactions can be observed by this method. (authors)

  9. ATCA digital controller hardware for vertical stabilization of plasmas in tokamaks

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    Batista, A. J. N.; Sousa, J.; Varandas, C. A. F. [Associaca(tilde sign)o EURATOM/IST, Centro de Fusa(tilde sign)o Nuclear, Avenida Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal)

    2006-10-15

    The efficient vertical stabilization (VS) of plasmas in tokamaks requires a fast reaction of the VS controller, for example, after detection of edge localized modes (ELM). For controlling the effects of very large ELMs a new digital control hardware, based on the Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture trade mark sign (ATCA), is being developed aiming to reduce the VS digital control loop cycle (down to an optimal value of 10 {mu}s) and improve the algorithm performance. The system has 1 ATCA trade mark sign processor module and up to 12 ATCA trade mark sign control modules, each one with 32 analog input channels (12 bit resolution), 4 analog output channels (12 bit resolution), and 8 digital input/output channels. The Aurora trade mark sign and PCI Express trade mark sign communication protocols will be used for data transport, between modules, with expected latencies below 2 {mu}s. Control algorithms are implemented on a ix86 based processor with 6 Gflops and on field programmable gate arrays with 80 GMACS, interconnected by serial gigabit links in a full mesh topology.

  10. Digitally controlled low frequency square wave electronic ballast

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    , and the Boost converter is commonly used. However the boost output DC voltage has to be set to be greater tha and the second is a full-bridge converter (FB) used for both ignition and square wave drive. Ignition is achieved as a resonant inverter. After ignition the converter operates as a LFSW inverter by controlling the FB to act

  11. Electrically controlling the polarizing direction of a graphene polarizer

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    Zhu, Z. H., E-mail: zzhwcx@163.com; Qin, S. Q. [College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China); State Key Laboratory of High Performance Computing, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China); Guo, C. C.; Liu, K.; Zhang, J. F.; Ye, W. M.; Yuan, X. D. [College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)

    2014-09-14

    We theoretically demonstrate a polarizer with an electrically controllable polarizing direction in the far infrared range using two orthogonal periodic arrays of graphene ribbons, which have different widths and are supported on a dielectric film placed on a thick piece of metal. The operation mechanism originates from the polarization-dependent resonant absorption of the two orthogonal graphene ribbons, which can be respectively controlled with different external bias voltages. The operation wavelength can be expanded to terahertz (THz) radiation.

  12. Some new directions in control theory inspired by systems biology

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    Sontag, Eduardo

    Some new directions in control theory inspired by systems biology E.D. Sontag Abstract: This paper new theoretical problems arise naturally when addressing questions in the field of systems biology are in the midst of revolutionary developments in the biological sciences. Literally each day brings new dis

  13. Control of Jets in Crossflow using Direct Numerical Simulations

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    Mahesh, Krishnan

    Control of Jets in Crossflow using Direct Numerical Simulations A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY in crossflow by axial pulsing. Our main idea is that pulsing generates vortex rings; the effect of pulsing on jets in crossflow can therefore be explained by studying the behavior of vortex rings in crossflow

  14. EndNote and ACM Digital Library Importing records from the ACM Digital Library can be done directly without the need for an

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    Wapstra, Erik

    8/06/2012 EndNote and ACM Digital Library Importing records from the ACM Digital Library can into your EndNote library. Although ACM Digital Library has fulltext documents, only brief citations will be loaded into your EndNote library. Abstracts are also excluded from your reference. In ACM Digital Library

  15. Research Directions in Georeferenced IR based on the Alexandria Digital Library Project

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    Janée, Greg

    of results in digital library environments--that is, outside of geographic information systems (GIS with the issues of designing and implementing effective geographical information retrieval and visualization of the effectiveness of spatial searching. 2. GEOREFERENCING Georeferencing in information resources and systems

  16. Direct versus Facility Centric Load Control for Automated Demand Response

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    Koch, Ed; Piette, Mary Ann

    2009-11-06

    Direct load control (DLC) refers to the scenario where third party entities outside the home or facility are responsible for deciding how and when specific customer loads will be controlled in response to Demand Response (DR) events on the electric grid. Examples of third parties responsible for performing DLC may be Utilities, Independent System Operators (ISO), Aggregators, or third party control companies. DLC can be contrasted with facility centric load control (FCLC) where the decisions for how loads are controlled are made entirely within the facility or enterprise control systems. In FCLC the facility owner has more freedom of choice in how to respond to DR events on the grid. Both approaches are in use today in automation of DR and both will continue to be used in future market segments including industrial, commercial and residential facilities. This paper will present a framework which can be used to differentiate between DLC and FCLC based upon where decisions are made on how specific loads are controlled in response to DR events. This differentiation is then used to compare and contrast the differences between DLC and FCLC to identify the impact each has on:(1)Utility/ISO and third party systems for managing demand response, (2)Facility systems for implementing load control, (3)Communications networks for interacting with the facility and (4)Facility operators and managers. Finally a survey of some of the existing DR related specifications and communications standards is given and their applicability to DLC or FCLC. In general FCLC adds more cost and responsibilities to the facilities whereas DLC represents higher costs and complexity for the Utility/ISO. This difference is primarily due to where the DR Logic is implemented and the consequences that creates. DLC may be more certain than FCLC because it is more predictable - however as more loads have the capability to respond to DR signals, people may prefer to have their own control of end-use loads and FCLC systems. Research is needed to understand the predictability of FCLC which is related to the perceived value of the DR from the facility manager or home owner's perspective.

  17. Combustion control technologies for direct injection SI engine

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    Kume, T.; Iwamoto, Y.; Iida, K.; Murakami, M.; Akishino, K.; Ando, H.

    1996-09-01

    Novel combustion control technologies for the direct injection SI engine have been developed. By adopting upright straight intake ports to generate air tumble, an electromagnetic swirl injector to realize optimized spray dispersion and atomization and a compact piston cavity to maintain charge stratification, it has become possible to achieve super-lean stratified combustion for higher thermal efficiency under partial loads as well as homogeneous combustion to realize higher performance at full loads. At partial loads, fuel is injected into the piston cavity during the later stage of the compression stroke. Any fuel spray impinging on the cavity wall is directed to the spark plug. Tumbling air flow in the cavity also assists the conservation of the rich mixture zone around the spark plug. Stable combustion can be realized under a air fuel ratio exceeding 40. At higher loads, fuel is injected during the early stage of the intake stroke. Since air cooling by the latent heat of vaporization increases volumetric efficiency and reduces the octane number requirement, a high compression ratio of 12 to 1 can be adopted. As a result, engines utilizing these types of control technologies show a 10% increase in improved performance over conventional port injection engines.

  18. Microcomputers in Process Control 

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    Vinson, D. R.; Chatterjee, N.

    1986-01-01

    been clearly established that the capability of a computer system using direct digital control (DOC), or a digital control system (DCS) employing correct algorithms, is superior to any analog control system. The DOC systems have functions..., while the computer system is divided into digital/analog conversion gear and the computer system itself. In general, there are four major types of DOC computer compatible baseline control system used today: 1. Pneumatic transmitters, analog...

  19. Future directions for arms control and nonproliferation. Conference summary

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    Not Available

    1994-07-06

    This report provides a summary of the presentations and discussions at the Spring 1994 CNSN-Wilton Park Conference. The Conference was one of a series on US-European security cooperation organized by The Center for National Security Negotiations (CNSN) of Science Applications International Corporation. These conferences bring together government and non-government experts, primarily from the United States and Europe, to discuss a range of regional and global security issues. The conferences provide an opportunity to explore, in a frank and off-the-record environment, common interests and concerns, as well as differences in approach that affect trans-Atlantic cooperation. This report is divided into the following three areas: (1) implementation of existing and pending agreements; (2) non-proliferation: prospects for trans-Atlantic cooperation; and (3) future directions in arms control.

  20. Abstract--In this paper we present design and implementation of a 16-phase digitally controlled converter with 1.56 MHz per-phase

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    ), by controlling the on/off state of the power switches. Assuming N = 2n , it is therefore appropriate to view rather than the per-phase switching Design and Implementation of a Wide-bandwidth Digitally Controlled 16Abstract-- In this paper we present design and implementation of a 16-phase digitally controlled

  1. The Effect of Degraded Digital Instrumentation and Control systems on Human-system Interfaces and Operator Performance

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    OHara, J.M.; Gunther, B.; Martinez-Guridi, G.; Xing, J.; Barnes, V.

    2010-11-07

    Integrated digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems in new and advanced nuclear power plants (NPPs) will support operators in monitoring and controlling the plants. Even though digital systems typically are expected to be reliable, their potential for degradation or failure significantly could affect the operators performance and, consequently, jeopardize plant safety. This U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) research investigated the effects of degraded I&C systems on human performance and on plant operations. The objective was to develop technical basis and guidance for human factors engineering (HFE) reviews addressing the operator's ability to detect and manage degraded digital I&C conditions. We reviewed pertinent standards and guidelines, empirical studies, and plant operating experience. In addition, we evaluated the potential effects of selected failure modes of the digital feedwater control system of a currently operating pressurized water reactor (PWR) on human-system interfaces (HSIs) and the operators performance. Our findings indicated that I&C degradations are prevalent in plants employing digital systems, and the overall effects on the plant's behavior can be significant, such as causing a reactor trip or equipment to operate unexpectedly. I&C degradations may affect the HSIs used by operators to monitor and control the plant. For example, deterioration of the sensors can complicate the operators interpretation of displays, and sometimes may mislead them by making it appear that a process disturbance has occurred. We used the findings as the technical basis upon which to develop HFE review guidance.

  2. Digital laser frequency control and phase stabilization loops for a high precision space-borne metrology system

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    Hechenblaikner, Gerald; Kersten, Michael; Danzmann, Karsten; Garcia, Antonio; Heinzel, Gerhard; Nofrarias, Miquel; Steier, Frank; 10.1109/JQE.2011.2108637

    2012-01-01

    We report on the design, implementation and characterization of fully digital control loops for laser frequency stabilization, differential phase-locking and performance optimization of the optical metrology system on-board the LISA Pathfinder space mission. The optical metrology system consists of a laser with modulator, four Mach-Zehnder interferometers, a phase-meter and a digital processing unit for data analysis. The digital loop design has the advantage of easy and flexible controller implementation and loop calibration, automated and flexible locking and resetting, and improved performance over analogue circuitry. Using the practical ability of our system to modulate the laser frequency allows us to accurately determine the open loop transfer function and other system properties. Various noise sources and their impact on system performance are investigated in detail.

  3. 3180 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, VOL. 55, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2008 Digital Control of a Low-Frequency Square-Wave

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    3180 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, VOL. 55, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2008 Digital Control of a Low-Frequency Square-Wave Electronic Ballast With Resonant Ignition F. Javier Díaz, Francisco J) electronic ballast with digital control. The first stage of the ballast is a power factor correction (PFC

  4. IEEE POWER ELECTRONICS LETTERS, VOL. 2, NO. 2, JUNE 2004 51 Digital Phase Control for Resonant Inverters

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    IEEE POWER ELECTRONICS LETTERS, VOL. 2, NO. 2, JUNE 2004 51 Digital Phase Control for Resonant of applications requiring high quality ac output, including electronic ballasts for lighting and induction Editor J. Sun. The authors are with the Colorado Power Electronics Center, University of Colorado

  5. Human Factors Guidance for Control Room and Digital Human-System Interface Design and Modification, Guidelines for Planning, Specification, Design, Licensing, Implementation, Training, Operation and Maintenance

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    R. Fink, D. Hill, J. O'Hara

    2004-11-30

    Nuclear plant operators face a significant challenge designing and modifying control rooms. This report provides guidance on planning, designing, implementing and operating modernized control rooms and digital human-system interfaces.

  6. Future Directions in Control, Dynamics, and Systems: Overview, Grand Challenges, and New Courses

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    Murray, Richard M.

    Future Directions in Control, Dynamics, and Systems: Overview, Grand Challenges, and New Courses and recommendations of a recent panel on Future Di- rections in Control, Dynamics, and Systems, sponsored by the US on Future Directions in Control and Dynamical Systems was formed to prepare a report to provide a renewed

  7. Influence of control strategy on the global efficiency of a Direct Wave Energy Converter with

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Influence of control strategy on the global efficiency of a Direct Wave Energy Converter, France Abstract--The choice of control strategy for Direct Wave Energy Converters (DWEC) is often a simple loss model in order to design a better control strategy. Keywords--Wave energy conversion; Point

  8. Studies on the closed-loop digital control of multi-modular reactors

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    Bernard, J.A. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States). Nuclear Reactor Lab.); Henry, A.F.; Lanning, D.D.; Meyer, J.E. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering)

    1992-11-01

    This report describes the theoretical development and the evaluation via both experiment and simulation of digital methods for the closed-loop control of power, temperature, and steam generator level in multi-modular reactors. The major conclusion of the research reported here is that the technology is currently available to automate many aspects of the operation of multi-modular plants. This will in turn minimize the number of required personnel and thus contain both operating and personnel costs, allow each module to be operated at a different power level thereby staggering the times at which refuelings would be needed, and maintain the competitiveness of US industry relative to foreign vendors who are developing and applying advanced control concepts. The technology described in this report is appropriate to the proposed multi-modular reactor designs and to present-generation pressurized water reactors. Its extension to boiling water reactors is possible provided that the commitment is made to create a real-time model of a BWR. The work reported here was performed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under contract to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and to the United States Department of Energy (Division of Industry and University Programs, Contract No. DE-FG07-90ER12930.)

  9. Studies on the closed-loop digital control of multi-modular reactors. Final report

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    Bernard, J.A. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States). Nuclear Reactor Lab.; Henry, A.F.; Lanning, D.D.; Meyer, J.E. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering

    1992-11-01

    This report describes the theoretical development and the evaluation via both experiment and simulation of digital methods for the closed-loop control of power, temperature, and steam generator level in multi-modular reactors. The major conclusion of the research reported here is that the technology is currently available to automate many aspects of the operation of multi-modular plants. This will in turn minimize the number of required personnel and thus contain both operating and personnel costs, allow each module to be operated at a different power level thereby staggering the times at which refuelings would be needed, and maintain the competitiveness of US industry relative to foreign vendors who are developing and applying advanced control concepts. The technology described in this report is appropriate to the proposed multi-modular reactor designs and to present-generation pressurized water reactors. Its extension to boiling water reactors is possible provided that the commitment is made to create a real-time model of a BWR. The work reported here was performed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under contract to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and to the United States Department of Energy (Division of Industry and University Programs, Contract No. DE-FG07-90ER12930.)

  10. Digital Sensor Technology

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    Ted Quinn; Jerry Mauck; Richard Bockhorst; Ken Thomas

    2013-07-01

    The nuclear industry has been slow to incorporate digital sensor technology into nuclear plant designs due to concerns with digital qualification issues. However, the benefits of digital sensor technology for nuclear plant instrumentation are substantial in terms of accuracy, reliability, availability, and maintainability. This report demonstrates these benefits in direct comparisons of digital and analog sensor applications. It also addresses the qualification issues that must be addressed in the application of digital sensor technology.

  11. Two dimensional control of metamaterial parameters for radiation directivity

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    Foltz, Eleanor R. (Eleanor Ruth)

    2006-01-01

    This work examines the feasibility of using metamaterials to direct radiation. The limits of required index of refraction and the required material depth are explored using MATLAB simulations. A wedge of connected S-shape ...

  12. A mixed formulation for the direct approximation -weighted controls for the linear heat

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    Boyer, Edmond

    A mixed formulation for the direct approximation of L2 -weighted controls for the linear heat of null controls for the linear heat equa- tion. The goal is to compute approximations of controls-Cara & M¨unch, Strong convergence approximations of null controls for the 1D heat equation, 2013], a so

  13. Gallium arsenide digital integrated circuits for controlling SLAC CW-RF systems

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    Ronan, M.T.; Lee, K.L.; Corredoura, P.; Judkins, J.G.

    1988-10-01

    In order to fill the PEP and SPEAR storage rings with beams from the SLC linac and damping rings, precise control of the linac subharmonic buncher and the damping ring RF is required. Recently several companies have developed resettable GaAs master/slave D-type flip-flops which are capable of operating at frequencies of 3 GHz and higher. Using these digital devices as frequency dividers, one can phase shift the SLAC CW-RF systems to optimize the timing for filling the storage rings. We have evaluated the performance of integrated circuits from two vendors for our particular application. Using microstrip circuit techniques, we have built and operated in the accelerator several chassis to synchronize a reset signal from the storage rings to the SLAC 2.856 GHz RF and to phase shift divide-by-four and divide-by-sixteen frequency dividers to the nearest 350 psec bucket required for filling. 4 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Active electron energy distribution function control in direct current discharge using an auxiliary electrode

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    Kaganovich, Igor

    Active electron energy distribution function control in direct current discharge using an auxiliary://pop.aip.org/authors #12;Active electron energy distribution function control in direct current discharge using; accepted 18 July 2013; published online 10 October 2013) The electron energy distribution functions

  15. Surface control bent sub for directional drilling of petroleum wells

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    Russell, Larry R. (6025 Edgemoor, Suite C, Houston, TX 77081)

    1986-01-01

    Directional drilling apparatus for incorporation in a drill string, wherein a lower apparatus section is angularly deviated from vertical by cam action and wherein rotational displacement of the angularly deviated apparatus section is overcome by additional cam action, the apparatus being operated by successive increases and decreases of internal drill string pressure.

  16. Residential Air Conditioner Direct Load Control "Energy Partners Program" 

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    Cook, J. D.

    1994-01-01

    ) approach in which both demand- side and supply side resources are evaluated. HL&P also recognizes the contribution demand-side programs make to the company's long-term ability to provide reliable and reasonably priced electric service for its... effected, according to EPRI. Numerous large investor-owned electric utilities are presently offering residential load control programs with great success. Arkansas Power & Light, Duke Power Company, Florida Power Corporation, Florida Power t Light...

  17. Bi-directional power control system for voltage converter

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    Garrigan, N.R.; King, R.D.; Schwartz, J.E.

    1999-05-11

    A control system for a voltage converter includes: a power comparator for comparing a power signal on input terminals of the converter with a commanded power signal and producing a power comparison signal; a power regulator for transforming the power comparison signal to a commanded current signal; a current comparator for comparing the commanded current signal with a measured current signal on output terminals of the converter and producing a current comparison signal; a current regulator for transforming the current comparison signal to a pulse width modulator (PWM) duty cycle command signal; and a PWM for using the PWM duty cycle command signal to control electrical switches of the converter. The control system may further include: a command multiplier for converting a voltage signal across the output terminals of the converter to a gain signal having a value between zero (0) and unity (1), and a power multiplier for multiplying the commanded power signal by the gain signal to provide a limited commanded power signal, wherein power comparator compares the limited commanded power signal with the power signal on the input terminals. 10 figs.

  18. Bi-directional power control system for voltage converter

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    Garrigan, Neil Richard (Niskayuna, NY); King, Robert Dean (Schenectady, NY); Schwartz, James Edward (Slingerlands, NY)

    1999-01-01

    A control system for a voltage converter includes: a power comparator for comparing a power signal on input terminals of the converter with a commanded power signal and producing a power comparison signal; a power regulator for transforming the power comparison signal to a commanded current signal; a current comparator for comparing the commanded current signal with a measured current signal on output terminals of the converter and producing a current comparison signal; a current regulator for transforming the current comparison signal to a pulse width modulator (PWM) duty cycle command signal; and a PWM for using the PWM duty cycle command signal to control electrical switches of the converter. The control system may further include: a command multiplier for converting a voltage signal across the output terminals of the converter to a gain signal having a value between zero (0) and unity (1), and a power multiplier for multiplying the commanded power signal by the gain signal to provide a limited commanded power signal, wherein power comparator compares the limited commanded power signal with the power signal on the input terminals.

  19. ACTIVE SUSPENSION CONTROL WITH DIRECT-DRIVE TUBULAR LINEAR BRUSHLESS PERMANENT-MAGNET MOTOR 

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    Lee, Seungho

    2010-01-16

    Recently, active suspension has been applied to many commercial automobiles. To develop the control algorithm for active suspension, a quarter-car test bed was built by using a direct-drive tubular linear brushless permanent-magnet motor (LBPMM...

  20. Direct torque control of permanent magnet synchronous motors with non-sinusoidal back-EMF 

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    Ozturk, Salih Baris

    2009-05-15

    This work presents the direct torque control (DTC) techniques, implemented in four- and six-switch inverter, for brushless dc (BLDC) motors with non-sinusoidal back- EMF using two and three-phase conduction modes. First of all, the classical direct...

  1. Sensorless Current Sharing in Digitally Controlled Two-Phase Buck DC-DC Converters

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    is discussed. Experimental results are shown for a two-phase synchronous buck converter with 6V input voltage synchronous buck converter shown in Fig.1 has been built to test the proposed sensorless current sharing the digital command d. A sensorless current sharing block generates two command duty cycles d1 and d2 in order

  2. A CMOS LOW POWER FULLY DIGITAL ADAPTIVE POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM BASED ON FINITE STATE MACHINE CONTROL

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    Ayers, Joseph

    @ece.neu.edu, kkkim@ece.neu.edu , jimd@ia.nsc.com* ABSTRACT A fully digital self-adjusting high efficiency power implementation (consumption (-uniformity of process parameters within a single die; and 2) the increment of power consumption per die [1]-[2]. In deep

  3. Design and evaluation of a low-level RF control system analog/digital receiver for the ILC main Linacs

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    Mavric, Uros; Vidmar, Matjaz; Chase, Brian; /Fermilab

    2008-06-01

    The proposed RF distribution scheme for the two 15 km long ILC LINACs, uses one klystron to feed 26 superconducting RF cavities operating at 1.3 GHz. For a precise control of the vector sum of the signals coming from the SC cavities, the control system needs a high performance, low cost, reliable and modular multichannel receiver. At Fermilab we developed a 96 channel, 1.3 GHz analog/digital receiver for the ILC LINAC LLRF control system. In the paper we present a balanced design approach to the specifications of each receiver section, the design choices made to fulfill the goals and a description of the prototyped system. The design is tested by measuring standard performance parameters, such as noise figure, linearity and temperature sensitivity. Measurements show that the design meets the specifications and it is comparable to other similar systems developed at other laboratories, in terms of performance.

  4. Direct Power Control of Doubly-Fed Generator Based Wind Turbine Converters to Improve Low Voltage

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    Kimball, Jonathan W.

    by an Industrial Power Corruptor (IPC) in the laboratory. I. INTRODUCTION The new grid code requirements for windDirect Power Control of Doubly-Fed Generator Based Wind Turbine Converters to Improve Low Voltage power integration state that doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) controllers should be capable

  5. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 10 (2014) 245249 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Sprott, Julien Clinton

    2014-01-01

    Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 10 (2014) 245­249 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Biomedical Signal Processing and Control journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/bspc Technical Note-band in the fre- quency domain [4], which makes conventional signal processing methods and linear methods

  6. Modeling and Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Current Status and Future Directions

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Modeling and Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ­ Current Status and Future Directions George have highlighted the potential utility for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Both fixed wing and rotary Reimann, Panos Antsaklis, Kimon Valavanis, "Modeling and Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles­ Current

  7. George Vachtsevanos, Panos Antsaklis, Kimon Valavanis, "Modeling and Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Current Status and Future Directions," Chapter 9, Modeling and Control of Complex Systems, CRC

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles­ Current Status and Future Directions," Chapter 9, Modeling and Control of Complex of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles­ Current Status and Future Directions," Chapter 9, Modeling and Control of Complex of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles­ Current Status and Future Directions," Chapter 9, Modeling and Control of Complex

  8. A receding horizon control approach to sampled-data implementation of continuous-time controllers

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    Nesic, Dragan

    (digital) controller. While tools for analysis and design of linear sampled-data systems are well developed] can be directly used for analysis of stability of our closed-loop system. Keywords: Controller design in implementing digitally continuous-time controllers that have been already designed. The cost function that we

  9. Method of digital epitaxy by externally controlled closed-loop feedback

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    Eres, D.; Sharp, J.W.

    1994-07-19

    A method and apparatus for digital epitaxy are disclosed. The apparatus includes a pulsed gas delivery assembly that supplies gaseous material to a substrate to form an adsorption layer of the gaseous material on the substrate. Structure is provided for measuring the isothermal desorption spectrum of the growth surface to monitor the active sites which are available for adsorption. The vacuum chamber housing the substrate facilitates evacuation of the gaseous material from the area adjacent the substrate following exposure. In use, digital epitaxy is achieved by exposing a substrate to a pulse of gaseous material to form an adsorption layer of the material on the substrate. The active sites on the substrate are monitored during the formation of the adsorption layer to determine if all the active sites have been filled. Once the active sites have been filled on the growth surface of the substrate, the pulse of gaseous material is terminated. The unreacted portion of the gas pulse is evacuated by continuous pumping. Subsequently, a second pulse is applied when availability of active sites is determined by studying the isothermal desorption spectrum. These steps are repeated until a thin film of sufficient thickness is produced. 4 figs.

  10. Method of digital epilaxy by externally controlled closed-loop feedback

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    Eres, Djula (Knoxville, TN); Sharp, Jeffrey W. (Knoxville, TN)

    1994-01-01

    A method and apparatus for digital epitaxy. The apparatus includes a pulsed gas delivery assembly that supplies gaseous material to a substrate to form an adsorption layer of the gaseous material on the substrate. Structure is provided for measuring the isothermal desorption spectrum of the growth surface to monitor the active sites which are available for adsorption. The vacuum chamber housing the substrate facilitates evacuation of the gaseous material from the area adjacent the substrate following exposure. In use, digital epitaxy is achieved by exposing a substrate to a pulse of gaseous material to form an adsorption layer of the material on the substrate. The active sites on the substrate are monitored during the formation of the adsorption layer to determine if all the active sites have been filled. Once the active sites have been filled on the growth surface of the substrate, the pulse of gaseous material is terminated. The unreacted portion of the gas pulse is evacuated by continuous pumping. Subsequently, a second pulse is applied when availability of active sites is determined by studying the isothermal desorption spectrum. These steps are repeated until a thin film of sufficient thickness is produced.

  11. FPGA based digital controller for switch-mode converter P-2013-025 Student: Yaron Huber

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    control scheme for DC-DC converters such as: boost or buck-boost. The control scheme is designed of minimal deviation control scheme on Boost converter using PSIM #12;2. Realization: Minimaldeviationcontroller-FPGA DC Buck - Boost converter Vin Inductor Load CapacitorSwitch Vout IL PCM main computational

  12. Direct

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submit theCovalent BondingMeetingDifferences BetweenDirac Charge Dynamcs inDirect

  13. Directions

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submit theCovalent BondingMeetingDifferencesPlatinum FuelEnergy InnovationDirections

  14. SMITHSONIAN DIRECTIVE 610, March 31, 2011

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    Miller, Scott

    SMITHSONIAN DIRECTIVE 610, March 31, 2011 DIGITIZATION AND DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT POLICY I VII. Unit Digitization Plans 8 VIII. Project Digital Asset Management Plans 8 I. Purpose digital assets, and mandates development of unit digitization and digital asset management plans. It also

  15. Toward a Better Understanding of Ducted Rotor Antitorque and Directional Control in Forward Flight

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    Toward a Better Understanding of Ducted Rotor Antitorque and Directional Control in Forward Flight of ducted rotors in low-power, near-edgewise flow conditions are not well understood. Motivated by phenomena was initiated to use CFD to improve the understanding of the dynamic relationship between ducted rotor thrust

  16. Direct Torque Control for Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors with Respect to Optimal Efficiency

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    Noé, Reinhold

    applications. Highly utilized machines are often designed as interior permanent magnet synchronous motorsDirect Torque Control for Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors with Respect to Optimal@lea.upb.de, boecker@lea.upb.de URL: http://wwwlea.upb.de Keywords «Interior permanent magnet synchronous motor

  17. Aalborg Universitet Ancillary Frequency Control of Direct Drive Full-Scale Converter Based Wind Power

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    Hu, Weihao

    , integration of such a lot of wind energy into power grids presents a major challenge to power system operators more attentions all over the world. Large-scale wind power plants are increasingly integrated). Ancillary Frequency Control of Direct Drive Full-Scale Converter Based Wind Power Plants. In Proceedings

  18. INCREASED FLEXIBILITY OF TURBO-COMPRESSORS IN NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION THROUGH DIRECT SURGE CONTROL

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    Robert J. McKee; Shane P. Siebenaler; Danny M. Deffenbaugh

    2005-02-25

    The objective of this Direct Surge Control project was to develop a new internal method to avoid surge of pipeline compressors. This method will safely expand the range and flexibility of compressor operations, while minimizing wasteful recycle flow at the lower end of the operating envelope. The approach is to sense the onset of surge with a probe that directly measures re-circulation at the impeller inlet. The signals from the probe are used by a controller to allow operation at low flow conditions without resorting to a predictive method requiring excessive margin to activate a recycle valve. The sensor developed and demonstrated during this project was a simple, rugged, and sensitive drag probe. Experiments conducted in a laboratory compressor clearly showed the effectiveness of the technique. Subsequent field demonstrations indicated that the increase in range without the need to recycle flow was on the order of 19% to 25%. The cost benefit of applying the direct surge control technology appears to be as much as $120 per hour per compressor for operation without the current level of recycle flow. This could amount to approximately $85 million per year for the U.S. Natural Gas Transmission industry, if direct surge control systems are applied to most pipeline centrifugal compressors.

  19. title author journal vol page year type order primary data Directionally controlled superconductivity in

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    title author journal vol page year type order primary data Directionally controlled Review B 81 94512 2010 journal 1 Asterix Dynamical theory calculations of spin-echo resolved grazing. Maranville, C. Majkrzak, W. Lee, W. Schaich and R. Pynn Journal of Applied Crystallography 43 455 2010

  20. 2004 35Ih Annual IEEE Power Elearonics Specialisrs Conference Aachen, Germany,2004 Modeling of Quantization Effects in Digitally Controlled DC-DC Converters

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    : {hpeng,maksimov)@colorado.edu Abstract- In digitally controlled DC-DC converters with a single voltage variations, programmability, reduction or elimination of external passive components, as well a conservative hound for the limit-cycle oscillation amplitude, while Section VI11 summarizes the conclusions. 11

  1. Controlling Directionality and Dimensionality of Wave Propagation through Separable Bound States in the Continuum

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    Nicholas Rivera; Chia Wei Hsu; Bo Zhen; Hrvoje Buljan; John D. Joannopoulos; Marin Solja?i?

    2015-07-03

    A bound state in the continuum (BIC) is an unusual localized state that is embedded in a continuum of extended states. Here, we present the general condition for BICs to arise from wave equation separability and show that the directionality and dimensionality of their resonant radiation can be controlled by exploiting perturbations of certain symmetry. Using this general framework, we construct new examples of separable BICs in realistic models of optical potentials for ultracold atoms, photonic systems, and systems described by tight binding. Such BICs with easily reconfigurable radiation patterns allow for applications such as the storage and release of waves at a controllable rate and direction, systems that switch between different dimensions of confinement, and experimental realizations in atomic, optical, and electronic systems.

  2. A Weighted Residual Framework for Formulation and Analysis of Direct Transcription Methods for Optimal Control 

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    Singh, Baljeet

    2012-02-14

    . I am grateful to my roommates Surinder Pal and Navdeep Singh for making my stay at TAMU much like home. I thank my colleagues and friends, Hrishikesh, Shalom, Luis, Avinash, Roshmik, Parikshit, Sandeep, Abhishek, Xiaoli, Monika and Mrinal...-1 A WEIGHTED RESIDUAL FRAMEWORK FOR FORMULATION AND ANALYSIS OF DIRECT TRANSCRIPTION METHODS FOR OPTIMAL CONTROL A Dissertation by BALJEET SINGH Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment...

  3. Design and implementation of a digitally controlled multi-frequency microwave radiometer 

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    Warren, Gary Lynn

    1985-01-01

    . 110 . 122 LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1. Simplified Radiometer Block Diagram. 2. System Block Diagram . . . 3. Elevation Angle Definition. . . . . . . . . 4. Polarization Angle Definition. 5. Component Nounting in the Radiometer Box . 6. AC Power... in 1978, and the system was used in field experiments in Kansas during the summer of 1978. Nhile in Kansas, the magnetic tape drive controller boards failed and prevented any further data collection. For about one year, the computer manu- facturer...

  4. Decentralized Coherent Quantum Control Design for Translation Invariant Linear Quantum Stochastic Networks with Direct Coupling

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    Arash Kh. Sichani; Igor G. Vladimirov; Ian R. Petersen

    2015-09-07

    This paper is concerned with coherent quantum control design for translation invariant networks of identical quantum stochastic systems subjected to external quantum noise. The network is modelled as an open quantum harmonic oscillator and is governed by a set of linear quantum stochastic differential equations. The dynamic variables of this quantum plant satisfy the canonical commutation relations. Similar large-scale systems can be found, for example, in quantum metamaterials and optical lattices. The problem under consideration is to design a stabilizing decentralized coherent quantum controller in the form of another translation invariant quantum system, directly coupled to the plant, so as to minimize a weighted mean square functional of the dynamic variables of the interconnected networks. We consider this problem in the thermodynamic limit of infinite network size and present first-order necessary conditions for optimality of the controller.

  5. A preliminary user-friendly, digital console for the control room parameters supervision in old-generation Nuclear Plants

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    Memmi, F.; Falconi, L.; Cappelli, M.; Palomba, M.; Santoro, E.; Bove, R.; Sepielli, M.

    2012-07-01

    Improvements in the awareness of a system status is an essential requirement to achieve safety in every kind of plant. In particular, in the case of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs), a progress is crucial to enhance the Human Machine Interface (HMI) in order to optimize monitoring and analyzing processes of NPP operational states. Firstly, as old-fashioned plants are concerned, an upgrading of the whole console instrumentation is desirable in order to replace an analog visualization with a full-digital system. In this work, we present a novel instrument able to interface the control console of a nuclear reactor, developed by using CompactRio, a National Instruments embedded architecture and its dedicated programming language. This real-time industrial controller composed by a real-time processor and FPGA modules has been programmed to visualize the parameters coming from the reactor, and to storage and reproduce significant conditions anytime. This choice has been made on the basis of the FPGA properties: high reliability, determinism, true parallelism and re-configurability, achieved by a simple programming method, based on LabVIEW real-time environment. The system architecture exploits the FPGA capabilities of implementing custom timing and triggering, hardware-based analysis and co-processing, and highest performance control algorithms. Data stored during the supervisory phase can be reproduced by loading data from a measurement file, re-enacting worthwhile operations or conditions. The system has been thought to be used in three different modes, namely Log File Mode, Supervisory Mode and Simulation Mode. The proposed system can be considered as a first step to develop a more complete Decision Support System (DSS): indeed this work is part of a wider project that includes the elaboration of intelligent agents and meta-theory approaches. A synoptic has been created to monitor every kind of action on the plant through an intuitive sight. Furthermore, another important aim of this work is the possibility to have a front panel available on a web interface: CompactRio acts as a remote server and it is accessible on a dedicated LAN. This supervisory system has been tested and validated on the basis of the real control console for the 1-MW TRIGA reactor RC-1 at the ENEA, Casaccia Research Center. In this paper we show some results obtained by recording each variable as the reactor reaches its maximum level of power. The choice of a research reactor for testing the developed system relies on its training and didactic importance for the education of plant operators: in this context a digital instrument can offer a better user-friendly tool for learning and training. It is worthwhile to remark that such a system does not interfere with the console instrumentation, the latter continuing to preserve the total control. (authors)

  6. The Effects of Degraded Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems on Human-system Interfaces and Operator Performance: HFE Review Guidance and Technical Basis

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    O'Hara, J.M.; W. Gunther, G. Martinez-Guridi

    2010-02-26

    New and advanced reactors will use integrated digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems to support operators in their monitoring and control functions. Even though digital systems are typically highly reliable, their potential for degradation or failure could significantly affect operator performance and, consequently, impact plant safety. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) supported this research project to investigate the effects of degraded I&C systems on human performance and plant operations. The objective was to develop human factors engineering (HFE) review guidance addressing the detection and management of degraded digital I&C conditions by plant operators. We reviewed pertinent standards and guidelines, empirical studies, and plant operating experience. In addition, we conducted an evaluation of the potential effects of selected failure modes of the digital feedwater system on human-system interfaces (HSIs) and operator performance. The results indicated that I&C degradations are prevalent in plants employing digital systems and the overall effects on plant behavior can be significant, such as causing a reactor trip or causing equipment to operate unexpectedly. I&C degradations can impact the HSIs used by operators to monitor and control the plant. For example, sensor degradations can make displays difficult to interpret and can sometimes mislead operators by making it appear that a process disturbance has occurred. We used the information obtained as the technical basis upon which to develop HFE review guidance. The guidance addresses the treatment of degraded I&C conditions as part of the design process and the HSI features and functions that support operators to monitor I&C performance and manage I&C degradations when they occur. In addition, we identified topics for future research.

  7. Digital rotation measurement unit

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    Sanderson, S.N.

    1983-09-30

    A digital rotation indicator is disclosed for monitoring the position of a valve member having a movable actuator. The indicator utilizes mercury switches adapted to move in cooperation with the actuator. Each of the switches produces an output as it changes state when the actuator moves. A direction detection circuit is connected to the switches to produce a first digital signal indicative of the direction of rotation of the actuator. A count pulse generating circuit is also connected to the switches to produce a second digital pulse signal having count pulses corresponding to a change of state of any of the mercury switches. A reset pulse generating circuit is provided to generate a reset pulse each time a count pulse is generated. An up/down counter is connected to receive the first digital pulse signal and the second digital pulse signal and to count the pulses of the second digital pulse signal either up or down depending upon the instantaneous digital value of the first digital signal whereby a running count indicative of the movement of the actuator is maintained.

  8. 2578 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 24, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2009 An Autotuning Digital Controller for DCDC

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    2578 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 24, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2009 An Autotuning Digital are with the Colorado Power Electronics Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 USA (e-mail: mariko

  9. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 24, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2009 2625 Hybrid Digital Adaptive Control for Fast Transient

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    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 24, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2009 2625 Hybrid Digital Adaptive version published December 18, 2009. This paper was presented in part at the IEEE Power Electronics

  10. Why Study Users? An Environmental Scan of Use and Users of Digital Resources in Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Education

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    Harley, Diane; Henke, Jonathan; Lawrence, Shannon

    2006-01-01

    L. 2003. Personal Digital Libraries: Creating IndividualWorkshop on Post-Digital Libraries Initiative Directions,learning objects, to digital library/museum collections, to

  11. INCREASED FLEXIBILITY OF TURBO-COMPRESSORS IN NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION THROUGH DIRECT SURGE CONTROL

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    Robert J. McKee; Danny M. Deffenbaugh

    2004-12-01

    This annual progress report describes the third year's technical progress in a three-year program. This report introduces the benefits of improved surge detection and summarizes what is known about internal flows as surge precursors in centrifugal compressors. Early research results and findings concerning surge in centrifugal compressors and possible precursors to surge are presented. Laboratory test results in modern compressors with 3D impellers are described in detail and used to show the changes in internal flow patterns that occur as a compressor approaches surge. It was found that older compressors with recessed impeller blading (2D geometry) do not have the same accessible flow patterns. The laboratory test results indicate a large increase in potential operating range for modern compressors. This annual report also presents results from the field testing conducted during the course of this third year. The field test results showed similar changes in the surge probe strain signals and the same type, although of less magnitude, of indication that the compressor is approaching surge. An algorithm for identifying the nearness of surge has been proposed and evaluated with the available data. This project is co-funded by the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC) and by Siemens Energy and Automation (Siemens). The results of the project include a step-by-step process for design, sizing, and installation of surge detection probes and for implementation of the direct surge control in centrifugal compressor controllers. This work is considered a step towards the successful implementation of direct surge control for improved flexibility and efficiency in natural gas transmission compressors.

  12. IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 49, NO. 7, JULY 2014 1639 A Wideband 400 MHz-to-4 GHz Direct RF-to-Digital

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    Zakhor, Avideh

    feedback digitizer close to the antenna, an IIP3 of 10 dBm is achieved while dissipating only 40 mW from 1-defined radio. I. INTRODUCTION CONTINUED evolution of wireless communications drives the need for flexible

  13. DropBot: An open-source digital microfluidic control system with precise control of electrostatic driving force and instantaneous drop velocity measurement

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    Fobel, Ryan; Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, 160 College St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E1 ; Fobel, Christian; Wheeler, Aaron R.; Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, 160 College St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E1; Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6

    2013-05-13

    We introduce DropBot: an open-source instrument for digital microfluidics (http://microfluidics.utoronto.ca/dropbot). DropBot features two key functionalities for digital microfluidics: (1) real-time monitoring of instantaneous drop velocity (which we propose is a proxy for resistive forces), and (2) application of constant electrostatic driving forces through compensation for amplifier-loading and device capacitance. We anticipate that this system will enhance insight into failure modes and lead to new strategies for improved device reliability, and will be useful for the growing number of users who are adopting digital microfluidics for automated, miniaturized laboratory operation.

  14. Directional Sensor Control for Maximizing Information Gain Shankarachary Ragia, Hans D. Mittelmannb, and Edwin K. P. Chonga

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    Mittelmann, Hans D.

    , infrared sensors, and ultrasound sensors. These sensors are becoming increasingly important due to a wide locations are evaluated. Our goal is to assign each sensor to a particular direction such that the overallDirectional Sensor Control for Maximizing Information Gain Shankarachary Ragia, Hans D. Mittelmannb

  15. On-line versus o-line vestibular-evoked control of goal-directed arm movements

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    On-line versus o¡-line vestibular-evoked control of goal-directed arm movements Jean-directed arm movements towards memorized visual targets when the whole body is passively ro- tated during movement execution. Subjects succeededin compen- sating for current body rotation by regulating ongoing arm

  16. Digital redaction 

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    Coquelin, Valerie

    1997-01-01

    be of high interest to many scholars or journalists. These documents may also contain confidential information. One solution to these problems is to create digital proxies of these original documents. Opportunities for manipulation and access of digital...

  17. Abstract--This paper formulates and develops a peak demand control tool for electric systems within the framework of direct

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    Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

    techniques. Index Terms--Demand Side Management, direct load control, peak demand control, genetic algorithms in order to evaluate the suitability of the decision chosen. Demand Side Management (DSM) plans attempt of application has been developed in the field of demand management; however, the high energy consumption growth

  18. Utility-Scale Power Router: Dynamic Control of Grid Assets Using Direct AC Converter Cells

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    2010-09-01

    ADEPT Project: Georgia Tech is developing a cost-effective, utility-scale power router that uses an enhanced transformer to more efficiently direct power on the grid. Existing power routing technologies are too expensive for widespread use, but the ability to route grid power to match real-time demand and power outages would significantly reduce energy costs for utilities, municipalities, and consumers. Georgia Tech is adding a power converter to an existing grid transformer to better control power flows at about 1/10th the cost of existing power routing solutions. Transformers convert the high-voltage electricity that is transmitted through the grid into the low-voltage electricity that is used by homes and businesses. The added converter uses fewer steps to convert some types of power and eliminates unnecessary power storage, among other improvements. The enhanced transformer is more efficient, and it would still work even if the converter fails, ensuring grid reliability.

  19. Digital Full-Scope Simulation of a Conventional Nuclear Power Plant Control Room, Phase 2: Installation of a Reconfigurable Simulator to Support Nuclear Plant Sustainability

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    Ronald L. Boring; Vivek Agarwal; Kirk Fitzgerald; Jacques Hugo; Bruce Hallbert

    2013-03-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability program has developed a control room simulator in support of control room modernization at nuclear power plants in the U.S. This report highlights the recent completion of this reconfigurable, full-scale, full-scope control room simulator buildout at the Idaho National Laboratory. The simulator is fully reconfigurable, meaning it supports multiple plant models developed by different simulator vendors. The simulator is full-scale, using glasstop virtual panels to display the analog control boards found at current plants. The present installation features 15 glasstop panels, uniquely achieving a complete control room representation. The simulator is also full-scope, meaning it uses the same plant models used for training simulators at actual plants. Unlike in the plant training simulators, the deployment on glasstop panels allows a high degree of customization of the panels, allowing the simulator to be used for research on the design of new digital control systems for control room modernization. This report includes separate sections discussing the glasstop panels, their layout to mimic control rooms at actual plants, technical details on creating a multi-plant and multi-vendor reconfigurable simulator, and current efforts to support control room modernization at U.S. utilities. The glasstop simulator provides an ideal testbed for prototyping and validating new control room concepts. Equally importantly, it is helping create a standardized and vetted human factors engineering process that can be used across the nuclear industry to ensure control room upgrades maintain and even improve current reliability and safety.

  20. Open-air direct current plasma jet: Scaling up, uniformity, and cellular control

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    Wu, S.; Wang, Z.; Huang, Q.; Lu, X.; Ostrikov, K.

    2012-10-15

    Atmospheric-pressure plasma jets are commonly used in many fields from medicine to nanotechnology, yet the issue of scaling the discharges up to larger areas without compromising the plasma uniformity remains a major challenge. In this paper, we demonstrate a homogenous cold air plasma glow with a large cross-section generated by a direct current power supply. There is no risk of glow-to-arc transitions, and the plasma glow appears uniform regardless of the gap between the nozzle and the surface being processed. Detailed studies show that both the position of the quartz tube and the gas flow rate can be used to control the plasma properties. Further investigation indicates that the residual charges trapped on the inner surface of the quartz tube may be responsible for the generation of the air plasma plume with a large cross-section. The spatially resolved optical emission spectroscopy reveals that the air plasma plume is uniform as it propagates out of the nozzle. The remarkable improvement of the plasma uniformity is used to improve the bio-compatibility of a glass coverslip over a reasonably large area. This improvement is demonstrated by a much more uniform and effective attachment and proliferation of human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK 293) cells on the plasma-treated surface.

  1. Goal-directed planning and plan recognition for the sustainable control of homes

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    Graybill, Wesley (Wesley Darwin)

    2012-01-01

    The goal of this thesis is to design an autonomous control system for the sustainable control of buildings. The control system focusses on satisfying three goals to encourage and facilitate a more sustainable lifestyle for ...

  2. Switching Strategy for Direct Model Predictive Control in Power Converter and Drive Applications

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    Noé, Reinhold

    of permanent magnet synchronous motors with interior magnets (IPMSM). Index Terms--Direct Model Predictive Direct-MPC approaches, a more flexible gate-signal generation method which enables switching during

  3. Digital Microscopy

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    Thorn, Kurt; Stuurman, Nico

    2014-01-01

    Digital Micromirror Devices (DMDs): These are a type of SLMmany computer projectors. A DMD consists of rows and columnscontrol. By orienting the DMD and incident light path such

  4. Special Topics: Digital Preservation Planning

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    Toronto, University of

    of preservation. It explores the levels of control and decision making that need to be addressed in digital, it will discuss longevity as a design concern in Information Systems. Goals and Objectives Students having demonstrated in assignments 2 and 4) conducting a practical analysis and assessment of a given digital

  5. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 18, NO. 1, JANUARY 2003 411 Predictive Digital Current Programmed Control

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    correction (PFC). Very low current distortion meeting strict avionics requirements (400­800 Hz line frequency control is already widespread in motor control and high-power three-phase applications operating

  6. Control strategy for hydrocarbon emissions in turbocharged direct injection spark ignition engines during cold-start

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    Cedrone, Kevin David

    2013-01-01

    Gasoline consumption and pollutant emissions from transportation are costly and have serious, demonstrated environmental and health impacts. Downsized, turbocharged direct-injection spark ignition (DISI) gasoline engines ...

  7. Direct comparison of Neural Network, Fuzzy Logic and Model Prediction Variable Structure vortex flow controllers 

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    Joshi, Praveen Sudhakar

    1999-01-01

    Predictive Variable Structure and Fuzzy Logic based controllers for the same benchmark problem. Evaluation criteria consist of closed-loop system performance, activity level of the VFC nozzles, ease of controller synthesis, time required to synthesize...

  8. Exploring Variety in Digital Collections and the Implications for Digital Preservation

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    Smith, MacKenzie

    2005-01-01

    The amount of digital content produced at academic research institutions is large, and libraries and archives at these institutions have a responsibility to bring this digital material under curatorial control in order to ...

  9. Tryptophan depletion promotes habitual over goal-directed control of appetitive responding in humans

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    Worbe, Yulia; Savulich, George; de Wit, Sanne; Fernandez-Egea, Emilio; Robbins, Trevor W.

    2015-02-06

    -directed and habitual action. Neuropsychopharmacology 35:48–69. Bayer J, Bandurski P, Sommer T (2013) Differential modulation ofvactivity related to the anticipation of monetary gains and losses across the menstrual cycle. European Journal of Neuroscience 38...

  10. Digital diorama

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    Spikol, Daniel

    1992-01-01

    Digital Diorama may be briefly presented as: a historical exploration of the vision devices, performances, and installations of the nineteenth century, and their influences on the project. These histories of the magic ...

  11. A Direct Solution Method for Stochastic Impulse Control Problems of One-dimensional Diffusions

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    Egami, Masahiko

    . Then the controller's objective is to maximize the total discounted expected net income. The mathematical framework and Ã?ksendal (1998), Cadenillas and Zapatero (2000)), dividend payout problems (for example, Jeanblac

  12. Wavefront control in space with MEMS deformable mirrors for exoplanet direct imaging

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    Marinan, Anne D.

    To meet the high contrast requirement of 1×10[superscript ?10] to image an Earth-like planet around a sun-like star, space telescopes equipped with coronagraphs require wavefront control systems. Deformable mirrors (DMs) ...

  13. Energy Efficient Digital Networks

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    Lanzisera, Steven

    2014-01-01

    equipment, market transformation for digital networks iimarket transformation of energy efficient digital networks.transformation activities. Table 7: Transforming the Network for Digital

  14. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 23, NO. 1, JANUARY 2008 11 Electronic Ballast Control IC With Digital Phase

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    Electric Global Research (through CoPEC) and in part by the Department of Energy's National Energy current positive zero crossing. Phase control provides reliable drive of the resonant converter cost CMOS processes and few external components. Experimental results are presented for an integrated

  15. 1428 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 23, NO. 3, MAY 2008 Digital Average Current-Mode Controller for DCDC

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    fast micro arcs in the plasma. A two-loop control is usually applied: an external (slower) loop or as a constant current source during fast discharge (known as arc) in the plasma [6], which results. I. INTRODUCTION PHYSICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (PVD) processes, often called plasma processes, are used

  16. Digital Alchemy for Materials Design and Optimization

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    Greg van Anders; Daphne Klotsa; Andrew S. Karas; Paul M. Dodd; Sharon C. Glotzer

    2015-07-17

    Starting with the early alchemists, a holy grail of science has been to make desired materials by modifying the attributes of basic building blocks. Building blocks that show promise for assembling new complex materials can be synthesized at the nanoscale with attributes that would astonish the ancient alchemists in their versatility. However, this versatility means that making direct connection between building block attributes and bulk behavior is both necessary for rationally engineering materials, and difficult because building block attributes can be altered in many ways. Here we show how to exploit the malleability of the valence of colloidal nanoparticle "elements" to directly and quantitatively link building block attributes to bulk behavior through a statistical thermodynamic framework we term "digital alchemy". We use this framework to optimize building blocks for a given target structure, and to determine which building block attributes are most important to control for self assembly, through a set of novel thermodynamic response functions, moduli and susceptibilities. We thereby establish direct links between the attributes of colloidal building blocks and the bulk structures they form. Moreover, our results give concrete solutions to the more general conceptual challenge of optimizing emergent behaviors in nature, and can be applied to other types of matter. As examples, we apply digital alchemy to systems of truncated tetrahedra, rhombic dodecahedra, and isotropically interacting spheres that self assemble diamond, FCC, and icosahedral quasicrystal structures, respectively.

  17. Systems & Control Letters 59 (2010) 8797 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Leonard, Naomi

    2010-01-01

    and behavioral economics experiments to investigate human decision making. The human subject makes a choice & Control Letters journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/sysconle Convergence in human decision 2010 Keywords: Human decision making Two-alternative forced-choice task Win-stay, lose-switch model

  18. Directly induced swing for closed loop control of electroslag remelting furnace

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    Damkroger, Brian (Corrales, NM)

    1998-01-01

    An apparatus and method for controlling an electroslag remelting furnace, imposing a periodic fluctuation on electrode drive speed and thereby generating a predictable voltage swing signal. The fluctuation is preferably done by imposition of a sine, square, or sawtooth wave on the drive dc offset signal.

  19. Directly induced swing for closed loop control of electroslag remelting furnace

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    Damkroger, B.

    1998-04-07

    An apparatus and method are disclosed for controlling an electroslag remelting furnace, imposing a periodic fluctuation on electrode drive speed and thereby generating a predictable voltage swing signal. The fluctuation is preferably done by imposition of a sine, square, or sawtooth wave on the drive dc offset signal. 8 figs.

  20. Depth And Surface Roughness Control On Laser Micromachined Polyimide For Direct-Write Deposition

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    Arnold, Craig B.

    control is not met by conventional patterning techniques.1 A key advantage of laser micromachining over other conventional patterning or etching techniques is the ability to remove materials ranging from processing. Typical applications include drilling through vias,2 ink jet printer nozzle drilling,3

  1. Development of Continuous, Direct Feedback Control Systems for Sintering of Metallic Components

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    Diran Apelian; Marc M. Baum

    2006-09-18

    N,N.-Ethylenebisstearimide (EBS) is one of the most commonlyused lubricants in the powder metallurgy (PM) industry in the sintering process. During sintering, the lubricated powder compacts are heat-treated to temperatures in excess of 1,200 °C thus fusing adjacent particles and yielding a part with improved mechanical strength. Delubrication commonly is achieved in the first zone of a sintering furnace by heating the part to temperatures in the 500-600 °C temperature range at a fixed rate and under controlled atmospheric conditions; this strategy minimizes defects, carbon contamination, and compact deformation. The de-lubricated part then enters the second zone (commonly in the 1200-1300 °C temperature range) for sintering. The third zone cools the sintered part at a desired rate to obtain the requisite micro-structural properties. Controlled delubrication is imperative towards achieving high quality parts for the following reasons: the elevated thermal gradient at the transition between the first and second zones can cause parts to expand rapidly and develop microscopic fissures (.blistering.); improper gas flows and belt speeds can lead to carbon deposition on the part and at the grain boundaries (sooting); delubrication products deposit throughout the furnace, even in the coolers, which are far removed from the preheating chamber, leading to significant maintenance costs; pollutants emitted in the exhaust stream of furnaces operating inefficiently are increasingly of environmental concern. In practice, lubricant removal is difficult to control, which often leads to reduced yields in PM manufacturing processes. Throughput is another important issue: process control ideally should lead to a delubrication cycle that yields defect-free parts in a minimum of furnace time, thereby increasing productivity and reducing the net energy consumption. Efficient process control requires rapid monitoring of suitable indicators, preferably gasphase products of delubrication. EBS thermolyzes relatively cleanly in a range of furnace atmospheres, but the mechanism governing the pyrolysis of EBS, compacted with iron powder, is not known and needs to be investigated to determine the parameters important for industrial control, as well as the optimal conditions of delubrication. In addition, a thorough understanding of the pre-sintering chemistry will enable the development of a process control sensor.

  2. Direct observation of intermediates in a thermodynamically controlled solid state dynamic covalent reaction

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    Belenguer, Ana M.; Lampronti, Giulio Isacco; Wales, David J.; Sanders, Jeremy Keith Morris

    2014-10-14

    state process is uncertain, even in the neat case, because of the difficulty in control- ling or measuring the exact reaction conditions such as average and local pressure and temperature.13b Some au- thors propose that the heat generated in the course... data obtained from individual experi- ments, each experiment corresponding to a single grind- ing time. This approach avoids disrupting the delicate equilibrium achieved during grinding between the vapor, the liquid and the solid components...

  3. Digital Alchemy for Materials Design and Optimization

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    van Anders, Greg; Karas, Andrew S; Dodd, Paul M; Glotzer, Sharon C

    2015-01-01

    Starting with the early alchemists, a holy grail of science has been to make desired materials by modifying the attributes of basic building blocks. Building blocks that show promise for assembling new complex materials can be synthesized at the nanoscale with attributes that would astonish the ancient alchemists in their versatility. However, this versatility means that making direct connection between building block attributes and bulk behavior is both necessary for rationally engineering materials, and difficult because building block attributes can be altered in many ways. Here we show how to exploit the malleability of the valence of colloidal nanoparticle "elements" to directly and quantitatively link building block attributes to bulk behavior through a statistical thermodynamic framework we term "digital alchemy". We use this framework to optimize building blocks for a given target structure, and to determine which building block attributes are most important to control for self assembly, through a set...

  4. Active electron energy distribution function control in direct current discharge using an auxiliary electrode

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    Schweigert, I. V.; George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 ; Kaganovich, I. D.; Demidov, V. I.; St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg

    2013-10-15

    The electron energy distribution functions are studied in the low voltage dc discharge with a constriction, which is a diaphragm with an opening. The dc discharge glows in helium and is sustained by the electron current emitted from a heated cathode. We performed kinetic simulations of dc discharge characteristics and electron energy distribution functions for different gas pressures (0.8 Torr-4 Torr) and discharge current of 0.1 A. The results of these simulations indicate the ability to control the shape of the electron energy distribution functions by variation of the diaphragm opening radius.

  5. Nonlocal control of electron temperature in short direct current glow discharge plasma

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    Demidov, V. I.; Kudryavtsev, A. A.; Stepanova, O. M.; Kurlyandskaya, I. P.

    2014-09-15

    To demonstrate controlling the electron temperature in nonlocal plasma, experiments have been performed on a short (without positive column) dc glow discharge with a cold cathode by applying different voltages to the conducting discharge wall. The experiments have been performed for low-pressure noble gas discharges. The applied voltage can modify trapping the energetic electrons emitted from the cathode sheath and arising from the atomic and molecular processes in the plasma within the device volume. This phenomenon results in the energetic electrons heating the slow plasma electrons, which consequently modifies the electron temperature. Furthermore, a numerical model of the discharge has demonstrated the electron temperature modification for the above case.

  6. Controlled metal-semiconductor sintering/alloying by one-directional reverse illumination

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    Sopori, Bhushan L. (Denver, CO)

    1993-01-01

    Metal strips deposited on a top surface of a semiconductor substrate are sintered at one temperature simultaneously with alloying a metal layer on the bottom surface at a second, higher temperature. This simultaneous sintering of metal strips and alloying a metal layer on opposite surfaces of the substrate at different temperatures is accomplished by directing infrared radiation through the top surface to the interface of the bottom surface with the metal layer where the radiation is absorbed to create a primary hot zone with a temperature high enough to melt and alloy the metal layer with the bottom surface of the substrate. Secondary heat effects, including heat conducted through the substrate from the primary hot zone and heat created by infrared radiation reflected from the metal layer to the metal strips, as well as heat created from some primary absorption by the metal strips, combine to create secondary hot zones at the interfaces of the metal strips with the top surface of the substrate. These secondary hot zones are not as hot as the primary hot zone, but they are hot enough to sinter the metal strips to the substrate.

  7. Organizing Digital Libraries by Automated Text Categorization

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    Rauber,Andreas

    Classification Scheme. When it was proclaimed that the Library contained all books, the first impression was oneOrganizing Digital Libraries by Automated Text Categorization Henri Avancini1 , Andreas Rauber2, that is of direct concern to organizing digital libraries. We exemplify this class of applications by discussing

  8. 284 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 27, NO. 1, JANUARY 2012 Time-Domain Design of Digital Compensators

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    that the closed-loop response of a digitally controlled system is largely determined by the first few samples and experimentally. Digital PID controllers for exper- imental buck- and boost-type converters were designed, digital control, discrete-time analysis, digital signal processing, PID control, pulse width modulation

  9. The Dartmouth Digital Library Program

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    The Dartmouth Digital Library Program A Report from Dartmouth Digital Library Program 2 DIGITAL PROJECTS Resources Anthony Helm, Head of Digital Media and Library Technologies Wess

  10. High speed flux feedback for tuning a universal field oriented controller capable of operating in direct and indirect field orientation modes

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    De Doncker, Rik W. A. A.

    1992-01-01

    The direct (d) and quadrature (q) components of flux, as sensed by flux sensors or determined from voltage and current measurements in a direct field orientation scheme, are processed rapidly and accurately to provide flux amplitude and angular position values for use by the vector rotator of a universal field-oriented (UFO) controller. Flux amplitude (linear or squared) is provided as feedback to tune the UFO controller for operation in direct and indirect field orientation modes and enables smooth transitions from one mode to the other.

  11. High speed flux feedback for tuning a universal field oriented controller capable of operating in direct and indirect field orientation modes

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    De Doncker, R.W.A.A.

    1992-09-01

    The direct (d) and quadrature (q) components of flux, as sensed by flux sensors or determined from voltage and current measurements in a direct field orientation scheme, are processed rapidly and accurately to provide flux amplitude and angular position values for use by the vector rotator of a universal field-oriented (UFO) controller. Flux amplitude (linear or squared) is provided as feedback to tune the UFO controller for operation in direct and indirect field orientation modes and enables smooth transitions from one mode to the other. 3 figs.

  12. Barlow, Gregory John. Design of Autonomous Navigation Controllers for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Multi-objective Genetic Programming. (under the direction of Edward Grant.)

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Vehicles Using Multi-objective Genetic Programming. (under the direction of Edward Grant.) Unmanned aerial them to fly real UAVs. #12;DESIGN OF AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION CONTROLLERS FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLESAbstract Barlow, Gregory John. Design of Autonomous Navigation Controllers for Unmanned Aerial

  13. Interaction of toluene with two-color asymmetric laser fields: Controlling the directional emission of molecular hydrogen fragments

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    Kaziannis, S.; Kotsina, N.; Kosmidis, C.

    2014-09-14

    The interaction of toluene with strong asymmetric two-color laser irradiation of 40 fs duration is studied by means of Time of flight mass spectrometry. Highly energetic H{sub 2}{sup +} and H{sub 3}{sup +} fragment ions are produced through an isomerization process taking place within transient multiply charged parent ions. Comparative study of deuterium labeled toluene isotopes enables the discrimination between molecular hydrogen fragments formed exclusively within the CH{sub 3}- part from those that require hydrogen atom exchange between the former and the phenyl moiety. It is demonstrated that by manipulating the relative phase of the ?/2? field components the selective ionization of oriented toluene molecules can be used as a tool to control the directional emission of the H{sub 2}{sup +}, H{sub 3}{sup +} species.

  14. High carrier mobility in orientation-controlled large-grain (?50??m) Ge directly formed on flexible plastic by nucleation-controlled gold-induced-crystallization

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    Park, Jong-Hyeok, E-mail: j-park@nano.ed.kyushu-u.ac.jp [Department of Electronics, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan); JSPS Research Fellow, 5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 (Japan); Kasahara, Kenji; Hamaya, Kohei; Miyao, Masanobu; Sadoh, Taizoh, E-mail: sadoh@ed.kyushu-u.ac.jp [Department of Electronics, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)

    2014-06-23

    High-carrier-mobility semiconductors on flexible-plastic are essential to realize flexible electronics. For this purpose, electrical properties of orientation-controlled large-grain Ge crystals on flexible-plastic directly formed by nucleation-controlled gold-induced-crystallization (GIC) are examined, and compared with those obtained by aluminum-induced-crystallization (AIC). The Ge crystals show p-type conductions. Here, hole concentrations are 2.2?×?10{sup 17} and 5.8?×?10{sup 20}?cm{sup ?3} for GIC-Ge and AIC-Ge, respectively, which are explained on the basis of the solubility of Au and Al in Ge. Thanks to the low hole concentration, GIC-Ge shows high hole mobility (160?cm{sup 2}?V{sup ?1}?s{sup ?1}) compared with AIC-Ge (37?cm{sup 2}?V{sup ?1}?s{sup ?1}). These demonstrate significant advantage of GIC to realize high-performance flexible-electronics.

  15. JGI Digital Scavenger Hunt

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    JGI Digital Scavenger Hunt JGI Digital Scavenger Hunt The NERSC webpages are a great resource for New and Old users, so this is the first stop on the JGI Digital Scavenger Hunt....

  16. Mesofluidic two stage digital valve

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    Jansen, John F; Love, Lonnie J; Lind, Randall F; Richardson, Bradley S

    2013-12-31

    A mesofluidic scale digital valve system includes a first mesofluidic scale valve having a valve body including a bore, wherein the valve body is configured to cooperate with a solenoid disposed substantially adjacent to the valve body to translate a poppet carried within the bore. The mesofluidic scale digital valve system also includes a second mesofluidic scale valve disposed substantially perpendicular to the first mesofluidic scale valve. The mesofluidic scale digital valve system further includes a control element in communication with the solenoid, wherein the control element is configured to maintain the solenoid in an energized state for a fixed period of time to provide a desired flow rate through an orifice of the second mesofluidic valve.

  17. Digital Data Management Plans

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    Digital Data Management Plans Digital Data Management Plans Investigating the field of high energy physics through experiments that strengthen our fundamental understanding of...

  18. A digital tachometer 

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    DeSutter, David H

    1952-01-01

    . The Reset Circuit Figure 9. The Time Dividing Circuit Figure 10. Input Amplifier and Pulse Source 20 22 28 I. INTRODUCTION The measurement of the speed of rotating mach1nery has been accomplished in a great variety of ways. One of the more corn... techniaues recently developed for use in electronic digital c omputers it 1s possible to count pulses produced by a device on the rotating shaft over a controlled period of time and thereby arrive at the speed of the shaft. Th1s has the advantages...

  19. A Hybrid Analog/Digital Phase-Locked Loop for Frequency Mode Non-contact Scanning Probe Microscopy

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    Mehta, Manan

    2013-01-01

    Non-contact scanning probe microscopy (SPM) has developed into a powerful technique to image many different properties of samples. The conventional method involves monitoring the amplitude, phase or frequency of a cantilever oscillating at or near its resonant frequency as it is scanned across the surface of a sample. For high Q factor cantilevers, monitoring the resonant frequency is the preferred method in order to obtain reasonable scan times. This can be done by using a phase-locked-loop (PLL). PLLs can be obtained as commercial integrated circuits, but these do not have the frequency resolution required for SPM. To increase the resolution, all-digital PLLs requiring sophisticated digital signal processors or field programmable gate arrays have also been implemented. We describe here a hybrid analog/digital PLL where most of the components are implemented using discrete analog integrated circuits, but the frequency resolution is provided by a direct digital synthesis chip controlled by a simple PIC microc...

  20. Digital Surveying Directional Surveying Specialists | Open Energy

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTIONRobertsdale, Alabama (UtilityInstrumentsArea (DOE GTP) Jump

  1. A Bit Too Precise? Bounded Verification of Quantized Digital Filters

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    Chang, Bor-Yuh Evan

    and control systems. Errors in the filters can be catastrophic. Traditionally digital filters have been of digital filters. We design our comparison to re- veal the best possible approach towards verifying real-world designs of infinite impulse response (IIR) digital filters. Our study reveals broader insights into cases

  2. A Bit Too Precise? Bounded Verification of Quantized Digital Filters #

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    Chang, Bor-Yuh Evan

    and control systems. Errors in the filters can be catastrophic. Traditionally digital filters have been of digital filters. We design our comparison to re­ veal the best possible approach towards verifying real­world designs of infinite impulse response (IIR) digital filters. Our study reveals broader insights into cases

  3. Digital Music Research UK Roadmap www.dmrn.org/roadmap Developed by the Digital Music Research Network 1

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    Miranda, Eduardo Reck

    Digital Music Research ­ UK Roadmap www.dmrn.org/roadmap Developed by the Digital Music Research Network 1 Research Goals in Digital Music: A Ten Year View High-Level Parametric Control A number of a sound. Normally, an equalizer is used to modify the auditory quality of the music; for example

  4. Marc Prensky Digital Natives Digital Immigrants 2001 Marc Prensky Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

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    Cassell, Justine

    Marc Prensky Digital Natives Digital Immigrants ©2001 Marc Prensky _____________________________________________________________________________ 1 Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants By Marc Prensky From On the Horizon (MCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5, October 2001) © 2001 Marc Prensky It is amazing to me how in all the hoopla and debate

  5. Marc Prensky Digital Natives Digital Immigrants 2001 Marc Prensky Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, Part II

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    Knaust, Helmut

    Marc Prensky Digital Natives Digital Immigrants ©2001 Marc Prensky _____________________________________________________________________________ Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, Part II: Do They Really Think Differently? By Marc Prensky From On the Horizon (NCB University Press, Vo 6, December 2001)l. 9 No. © 2001 Marc Prensky Different kinds

  6. Marc Prensky Digital Natives Digital Immigrants 2001 Marc Prensky Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

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    Knaust, Helmut

    Marc Prensky Digital Natives Digital Immigrants ©2001 Marc Prensky _____________________________________________________________________________ Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants By Marc Prensky From On the Horizon (NCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5, October 2001) © 2001 Marc Prensky It is amazing to me how in all the hoopla and debate these days

  7. 2552 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 22, NO. 6, NOVEMBER 2007 Small-Signal Discrete-Time Modeling of Digitally Controlled PWM Converters

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    2552 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 22, NO. 6, NOVEMBER 2007 Small-Signal Discrete- tion mode (CCM) with a single effective A/D sampling instant per switching period. The model, which design of digital compensators. The letter presents general results valid for any CCM converter

  8. Cost Model for Digital Curation: Cost of Digital Migration

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    Kejser, Ulla Bøgvad; Nielsen, Anders Bo; Thirifays, Alex

    2009-01-01

    Curation: Cost of Digital Migration Ulla Bøgvad Kejser, Thefocus especially on costing digital migration activities. Inof the OAIS Model digital migration includes both transfer (

  9. DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE PROJECT PLAN

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    Thomas, Ken

    2014-09-01

    The objective of this project is to develop an industry consensus document on how to scope and implement the underlying information technology infrastructure that is needed to support a vast array of real-time digital technologies to improve NPP work efficiency, to reduce human error, to increase production reliability and to enhance nuclear safety. A consensus approach is needed because: • There is currently a wide disparity in nuclear utility perspectives and positions on what is prudent and regulatory-compliant for introducing certain digital technologies into the plant environment. For example, there is a variety of implementation policies throughout the industry concerning electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), cyber security, wireless communication coverage, mobile devices for workers, mobile technology in the control room, and so forth. • There is a need to effectively share among the nuclear operating companies the early experience with these technologies and other forms of lessons-learned. There is also the opportunity to take advantage of international experience with these technologies. • There is a need to provide the industry with a sense of what other companies are implementing, so that each respective company can factor this into their own development plans and position themselves to take advantage of new work methods as they are validated by the initial implementing companies. In the nuclear power industry, once a better work practice has been proven, there is a general expectation that the rest of the industry will adopt it. However, the long-lead time of information technology infrastructure could prove to be a delaying factor. A secondary objective of this effort is to provide a general understanding of the incremental investment that would be required to support the targeted digital technologies, in terms of an incremental investment over current infrastructure. This will be required for business cases to support the adoption of these new technologies.

  10. Chronopolis: Preserving our Digital Heritage

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    Minor, David; Sutton, Don; Kozbial, Ardys; Burek, Michael; Smorul, Michael

    2009-01-01

    from the California Digital Library (CDL), geospatial databy the California Digital Library (CDL) and the Library ofby the Library of Congress' National Digital Information

  11. Human Reliability Analysis for Digital Human-Machine Interfaces

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    Ronald L. Boring

    2014-06-01

    This paper addresses the fact that existing human reliability analysis (HRA) methods do not provide guidance on digital human-machine interfaces (HMIs). Digital HMIs are becoming ubiquitous in nuclear power operations, whether through control room modernization or new-build control rooms. Legacy analog technologies like instrumentation and control (I&C) systems are costly to support, and vendors no longer develop or support analog technology, which is considered technologically obsolete. Yet, despite the inevitability of digital HMI, no current HRA method provides guidance on how to treat human reliability considerations for digital technologies.

  12. ThermoSense: Occupancy Thermal Based Sensing for HVAC Control

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    Cerpa, Alberto E.

    , 15] ap- plications. However, ventilation, used to control CO2 levels and indoor pollutants, depends on the number of people oc- cupying a space. One method is to simply regulate CO2 levels directly with a CO2-authors. Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use

  13. The Temperature and Relative Humidity Control in Cushing Library 

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    Liu, C.; Deng, S.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.; Bruner, H., Jr.

    2002-01-01

    the building. This paper will concentrate the unit, which serves the book stacks. This AHU is a multiple zone, constant air volume (MZCAV) system, with reheat and direct digital control (DDC). It has a standard cooling coil, glycol cooling coil, steam...

  14. Digital Library Initiative Rice University

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    Digital Library Initiative Rice University Project Management General guidelines for digital projects Contact: dli (at) rice (dot) edu October, 2007 #12;Digital Library Initiative, Rice University................................................................................................8 #12;Guidelines for managing digital projects Page 2 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE We recognized

  15. MIXED SIGNAL ANALOG/DIGITAL BOARD Sylwester Warecki1

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    Palusinski, Olgierd A.

    in communication systems. Analysis and design of such circuits is very complex. Software support tools for analysis creates the prob- lem of designing the control logic for switching the analog and digital parts-Signal Development Board and its microprocessor is a digital-controlling unit of the system while the Motorola FPAA

  16. Optimization of Direct Ionization of CO2 by Controlling the Gas Flow Inside of a Beam-Target

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    Salazar Quintero, G A; Ognibene, T

    2011-03-07

    We designed and optimized a target that directs a CO{sub 2} pulse onto a Ti surface where a Cs{sup +} sputtering beam ionizes the CO{sub 2} to generate C{sup -}. These targets will be used for the direct ionization of CO{sub 2} pulses to enable the measurement of carbon isotope ratios in real time. The design was based on the results of Comsol{trademark} simulations of the target configurations.

  17. Journal of Process Control 22 (2012) 4150 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect

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    2012-01-01

    Automotive exhaust aftertreatment systems a b s t r a c t The problem studied in this article is the control

  18. Controller design and implementation for a 6-degree-of-freedom magnetically levitated positioner with high precision 

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    Yu, Ho

    2005-11-01

    are controlled by magnetic forces only. The platen is regarded a pure mass system, and the spring and damping coefficients are neglected except for the vertical directions. Single-input single-output (SISO) digital lead-lag controllers are designed...

  19. Breast Cytology Diagnosis Via Digital Image Analysis 1 2 3

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    Street, Nick

    than others. We previously developed a computer­based classification system 7, 25 which aidsBreast Cytology Diagnosis Via Digital Image Analysis 1 2 3 William H. Wolberg, M.D. 4 W. Nick has been developed for evaluating cytologic features derived directly from a digital scan of breast

  20. Digital Circuits Spring 2008--Course 0156-244-001

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    Bentley, Sean

    of Digital Logic with VHDL Design, 2nd edition, Brown & Vranesic Instructor: Sean Bentley 8H Blodgett HallDigital Circuits Spring 2008--Course 0156-244-001 Science 309, TR 1:40-2:55 pm Text: Fundamentals IN LAB, directly in the notebook (not copied over for neatness). This is to be like a real engineering/research

  1. Digital Styling for Designers: in Prospective Automotive Design

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    Toronto, University of

    design studios are introducing a high resolution large-display H/W, so called a power wallDigital Styling for Designers: in Prospective Automotive Design Seok-Hyung Bae and Ryugo Kijima) the digital design sketch, (b) real-size spline curve modification system, and (c) direct 3D shape creation

  2. Digital feedback in superconducting quantum circuits

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    D. Ristè; L. DiCarlo

    2015-08-06

    This chapter covers the development of feedback control of superconducting qubits using projective measurement and a discrete set of conditional actions, here referred to as digital feedback. We begin with an overview of the applications of digital feedback in quantum computing. We then introduce an implementation of high-fidelity projective measurement of superconducting qubits. This development lays the ground for closed-loop control based on the binary measurement result. A first application of digital feedback control is fast and deterministic qubit reset, allowing the repeated initialization of a qubit more than an order of magnitude faster than its relaxation rate. A second application employs feedback in a multi-qubit setting to convert the generation of entanglement by parity measurement from probabilistic to deterministic, targeting an entangled state with the desired parity every time.

  3. Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2010 Robustness of Noisy Consensus Dynamics with Directed Communication

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    Leonard, Naomi

    Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2010 Robustness of Noisy Consensus be solved by autonomous groups of aerial, ground or underwater vehicles [10]. For the purposes of achieving to several different parameters, including component or individual agent failure, environmental uncertainty

  4. Digital radiographic systems detect boiler tube cracks

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    Walker, S. [EPRI, Charlotte, NC (United States)

    2008-06-15

    Boiler water wall leaks have been a major cause of steam plant forced outages. But conventional nondestructive evaluation techniques have a poor track record of detecting corrosion fatigue cracking on the inside surface of the cold side of waterwall tubing. EPRI is performing field trials of a prototype direct-digital radiographic system that promises to be a game changer. 8 figs.

  5. Directives Tools

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    Useful links and resources for Directives Writers, Directives Point of Contact (DPCs), Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and Draft Directive Reviewers.

  6. Digital Libraries - Meeting the Challenges

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    Warner, Beth Forrest

    2001-02-27

    Digital Libraries – Meeting the Challenges Beth Forrest Warner Digital Library Challenges Are … … not just Digital Library challenges They are many of the same challenges facing libraries and scholarly communication in general... learning contexts In short, change … … leading to new organizational structures Challenges of Definition and Purpose What are Digital Libraries?? What’s their purpose?? A Digital Library Is: Selected and managed...

  7. Pre-publication review. Virtual Slavica: Digital Libraries, Digital Archives

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    Giullian, Jon C.

    2005-01-01

    Reviews the book "Virtual Slavica: Digital Libraries, Digital Archives," the first major work to address the issue of technology and Cyrillic language resources, thus providing an important “snapshot of Slavic digital librarianship...

  8. Direct from CDC's Environmental

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    Direct from CDC's Environmental Health Services Branch CAPT Mark D. Miller, R.S., M.P.H. The Role control/ handwashing, solid waste disposal, vector control, general safety, sewage disposal, and adequate

  9. Direct observation of dynamic surface acoustic wave controlled carrier injection into single quantum posts using phase-resolved optical spectroscopy

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    S. Völk; F. Knall; F. J. R. Schülein; T. A. Truong; H. Kim; P. M. Petroff; A. Wixforth; H. J. Krenner

    2010-11-26

    A versatile stroboscopic technique based on active phase-locking of a surface acoustic wave to picosecond laser pulses is used to monitor dynamic acoustoelectric effects. Time-integrated multi-channel detection is applied to probe the modulation of the emission of a quantum well for different frequencies of the surface acoustic wave. For quantum posts we resolve dynamically controlled generation of neutral and charged excitons and preferential injection of holes into localized states within the nanostructure.

  10. EMPOWERING DIGITAL SELF DETERMINATION

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    Das, Rhiju

    an ecosystem that lives and breathes on information about us. We are grateful to others who have been thinking, and interact with the information, products, and industries of tomorrow. MediaX is located at Stanford stakeholders in the digital data ecosystem, including service providers of digital technologies, consumers

  11. Digitally Fabricated Building Delivery

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    Lab ­ Building Kit S 20 2Summer 2012 Integrated Systems ­ Programming Surfaces a) Exterior -Water production with integrated digital fabrication." Automation in Construction, Vol. 16, No. 3, 298­310, 2007Digitally Fabricated Building Delivery through Kitsthrough Kits Lawrence Sass Associate Professor

  12. Digital Product Services Abstract

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    Daraio, Chiara

    link physical products with digital services. By using Internet of Things technologies we try to help and at the University of St. Gallen conducts research in the field of Internet of Things. Our research focus is on next Internet of Things technologies and mobile devices make it feasible to "attach" digital product services

  13. Inferring Motor Programs from Images of Handwritten Digits

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    Hinton, Geoffrey E.

    Inferring Motor Programs from Images of Handwritten Digits Geoffrey Hinton and Vinod Nair whose stiffnesses are controlled by a motor program. We show how neural networks can be trained to infer the motor programs required to accurately reconstruct the MNIST digits. The inferred motor programs can

  14. A Digital Frequency Synthesizer Phase Locked Loop Technique

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    Bibyk, Steven B.

    Characterization, Design with transistors and op-Amps, Digital Circuit design and non-linear circuit analysis. iii system. Some of its uses include recovering clock from digital data signals, performing frequency, phase disciplines of electrical engineering such as Communication Theory, Control Theory, Signal Analysis, Noise

  15. The Digital Library Shell Yael Dubinsky

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    Yehudai, Amiram

    repositories DSpace Fedora #12;8 Agenda Digital Libraries The Digital Library (DL) Shell The project

  16. High-rate x-ray spectroscopy in mammography with a CdTe detector: A digital pulse processing approach

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    Abbene, L.; Gerardi, G.; Principato, F.; Del Sordo, S.; Ienzi, R.; Raso, G. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Tecnologie Relative, Universita di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 18, Palermo 90128 (Italy) and INAF/IASF Palermo, Via Ugo La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica e Tecnologie Relative, Universita di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 18, Palermo 90128 (Italy); INAF/IASF Palermo, Via Ugo La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo (Italy); Istituto di Radiologia, Policlinico, 90100 Palermo (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica e Tecnologie Relative, Universita di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 18, Palermo 90128 (Italy)

    2010-12-15

    Purpose:Direct measurement of mammographic x-ray spectra under clinical conditions is a difficult task due to the high fluence rate of the x-ray beams as well as the limits in the development of high resolution detection systems in a high counting rate environment. In this work we present a detection system, based on a CdTe detector and an innovative digital pulse processing (DPP) system, for high-rate x-ray spectroscopy in mammography. Methods: The DPP system performs a digital pile-up inspection and a digital pulse height analysis of the detector signals, digitized through a 14-bit, 100 MHz digitizer, for x-ray spectroscopy even at high photon counting rates. We investigated on the response of the digital detection system both at low (150 cps) and at high photon counting rates (up to 500 kcps) by using monoenergetic x-ray sources and a nonclinical molybdenum anode x-ray tube. Clinical molybdenum x-ray spectrum measurements were also performed by using a pinhole collimator and a custom alignment device. Results: The detection system shows excellent performance up to 512 kcps with an energy resolution of 4.08% FWHM at 22.1 keV. Despite the high photon counting rate (up to 453 kcps), the molybdenum x-ray spectra, measured under clinical conditions, are characterized by a low number of pile-up events. The agreement between the attenuation curves and the half value layer values, obtained from the measured spectra, simulated spectra, and from the exposure values directly measured with an ionization chamber, also shows the accuracy of the measurements. Conclusions: These results make the proposed detection system a very attractive tool for both laboratory research and advanced quality controls in mammography.

  17. Time domain design of digital compensators for PWM DC-DC converters

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    transformation and discretization. Digital PID controllers for a Buck and Boost type converters were implemented (via the various transformation algorithms), a digital compensator operates, in reality, in the sampledTime domain design of digital compensators for PWM DC-DC converters Mor Mordechai Peretz and Sam

  18. Virtual mask digital electron beam lithography

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    Baylor, L.R.; Thomas, C.E.; Voelkl, E.; Moore, J.A.; Simpson, M.L.; Paulus, M.J.

    1999-04-06

    Systems and methods for direct-to-digital holography are described. An apparatus includes a laser; a beamsplitter optically coupled to the laser; a reference beam mirror optically coupled to the beamsplitter; an object optically coupled to the beamsplitter, a focusing lens optically coupled to both the reference beam mirror and the object; and a digital recorder optically coupled to the focusing lens. A reference beam is incident upon the reference beam mirror at a non-normal angle, and the reference beam and an object beam are focused by the focusing lens at a focal plane of the digital recorder to form an image. The systems and methods provide advantages in that computer assisted holographic measurements can be made. 5 figs.

  19. Virtual mask digital electron beam lithography

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Baylor, Larry R. (Farragut, TN); Thomas, Clarence E. (Knoxville, TN); Voelkl, Edgar (Oak Ridge, TN); Moore, James A. (Powell, TN); Simpson, Michael L. (Knoxville, TN); Paulus, Michael J. (Knoxville, TN)

    1999-01-01

    Systems and methods for direct-to-digital holography are described. An apparatus includes a laser; a beamsplitter optically coupled to the laser; a reference beam mirror optically coupled to the beamsplitter; an object optically coupled to the beamsplitter, a focusing lens optically coupled to both the reference beam mirror and the object; and a digital recorder optically coupled to the focusing lens. A reference beam is incident upon the reference beam mirror at a non-normal angle, and the reference beam and an object beam are focused by the focusing lens at a focal plane of the digital recorder to form an image. The systems and methods provide advantages in that computer assisted holographic measurements can be made.

  20. Digital sonar system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Young, K.K.; Wilkes, R.J.

    1995-11-21

    A transponder of an active digital sonar system identifies a multifrequency underwater activating sonar signal received from a remote sonar transmitter. The transponder includes a transducer that receives acoustic waves, including the activating sonar signal, and generates an analog electrical receipt signal. The analog electrical receipt signal is converted to a digital receipt signal and cross-correlated with a digital transmission signal pattern corresponding to the activating sonar signal. A relative peak in the cross-correlation value is indicative of the activating sonar signal having been received by the transponder. In response to identifying the activating sonar signal, the transponder transmits a responding multifrequency sonar signal. 4 figs.

  1. Compilation and Synthesis for Real-Time Embedded Controllers

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    Müller-Olm, Markus

    and outputs are provided. Moreover, the digital system typically controls an environment of E.-R. Olderog and the increasing power and flexibility of embed- ded digital hardware, digital control is becoming ubiquitous in technical systems encountered in everyday life. Modern means of transport rely on digital hard- ware even

  2. Compilation and Synthesis for RealTime Embedded Controllers

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    Müller-Olm, Markus

    and outputs are provided. Moreover, the digital system typically controls an environment of E.­R. Olderog and the increasing power and flexibility of embed­ ded digital hardware, digital control is becoming ubiquitous in technical systems encountered in everyday life. Modern means of transport rely on digital hard­ ware even

  3. IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, VOL. 4, NO. 2, JUNE 1999 101 Generalized Digital Redesign Method for Linear

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    Fujimoto, Hiroshi

    digital redesign meth- ods is the Tustin (or bilinear) transformation, in which an -domain analog controller is transformed to a -domain digital controller by (1) This approach is straightforwardIEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, VOL. 4, NO. 2, JUNE 1999 101 Generalized Digital Redesign

  4. Digital Technology and Culture Program

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Digital Technology and Culture Program College of Arts and Sciences Degree Options Bachelor of Arts in Digital Technology and Culture Minors Digital Technology and Culture Program Strengths · Demonstrate competency with technology for designing and distributing digital works in various mediums. · Demonstrate

  5. Digital ac monitor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hart, George W. (Natick, MA); Kern, Jr., Edward C. (Lincoln, MA)

    1987-06-09

    An apparatus and method is provided for monitoring a plurality of analog ac circuits by sampling the voltage and current waveform in each circuit at predetermined intervals, converting the analog current and voltage samples to digital format, storing the digitized current and voltage samples and using the stored digitized current and voltage samples to calculate a variety of electrical parameters; some of which are derived from the stored samples. The non-derived quantities are repeatedly calculated and stored over many separate cycles then averaged. The derived quantities are then calculated at the end of an averaging period. This produces a more accurate reading, especially when averaging over a period in which the power varies over a wide dynamic range. Frequency is measured by timing three cycles of the voltage waveform using the upward zero crossover point as a starting point for a digital timer.

  6. Digital ac monitor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hart, G.W.; Kern, E.C. Jr.

    1987-06-09

    An apparatus and method is provided for monitoring a plurality of analog ac circuits by sampling the voltage and current waveform in each circuit at predetermined intervals, converting the analog current and voltage samples to digital format, storing the digitized current and voltage samples and using the stored digitized current and voltage samples to calculate a variety of electrical parameters; some of which are derived from the stored samples. The non-derived quantities are repeatedly calculated and stored over many separate cycles then averaged. The derived quantities are then calculated at the end of an averaging period. This produces a more accurate reading, especially when averaging over a period in which the power varies over a wide dynamic range. Frequency is measured by timing three cycles of the voltage waveform using the upward zero crossover point as a starting point for a digital timer. 24 figs.

  7. Digital Wireless Communication

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    Heath Jr., - Robert W.

    Digital Wireless Communication: Physical Layer Exploitation Wireless Networking and Communications 30, 12 #12;Wireless is Everywhere cellular networks local area networks personal area networks emerging applications Thursday, August 30, 12 #12;Where is Wireless Taught? 3 Undergraduate Graduate

  8. Feed-forward digital phase and amplitude correction system

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    Yu, D.U.L.; Conway, P.H.

    1994-11-15

    Phase and amplitude modifications in repeatable RF pulses at the output of a high power pulsed microwave amplifier are made utilizing a digital feed-forward correction system. A controlled amount of the output power is coupled to a correction system for processing of phase and amplitude information. The correction system comprises circuitry to compare the detected phase and amplitude with the desired phase and amplitude, respectively, and a digitally programmable phase shifter and attenuator and digital logic circuitry to control the phase shifter and attenuator. The phase and amplitude of subsequent are modified by output signals from the correction system. 11 figs.

  9. Feed-forward digital phase and amplitude correction system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Yu, David U. L. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA); Conway, Patrick H. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)

    1994-01-01

    Phase and amplitude modifications in repeatable RF pulses at the output of a high power pulsed microwave amplifier are made utilizing a digital feed-forward correction system. A controlled amount of the output power is coupled to a correction system for processing of phase and amplitude information. The correction system comprises circuitry to compare the detected phase and amplitude with the desired phase and amplitude, respectively, and a digitally programmable phase shifter and attenuator and digital logic circuitry to control the phase shifter and attenuator. The Phase and amplitude of subsequent are modified by output signals from the correction system.

  10. Analogue to Digital and Digital to Analogue Converters (ADCs and DACs): A Review Update

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    Pickering, J

    2015-01-01

    This is a review paper updated from that presented for CAS 2004. Essentially, since then, commercial components have continued to extend their performance boundaries but the basic building blocks and the techniques for choosing the best device and implementing it in a design have not changed. Analogue to digital and digital to analogue converters are crucial components in the continued drive to replace analogue circuitry with more controllable and less costly digital processing. This paper discusses the technologies available to perform in the likely measurement and control applications that arise within accelerators. It covers much of the terminology and 'specmanship' together with an application-oriented analysis of the realisable performance of the various types. Finally, some hints and warnings on system integration problems are given.

  11. Digital Actuator Technology

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    Ken Thomas; Ted Quinn; Jerry Mauck; Richard Bockhorst

    2014-09-01

    There are significant developments underway in new types of actuators for power plant active components. Many of these make use of digital technology to provide a wide array of benefits in performance of the actuators and in reduced burden to maintain them. These new product offerings have gained considerable acceptance in use in process plants. In addition, they have been used in conventional power generation very successfully. This technology has been proven to deliver the benefits promised and substantiate the claims of improved performance. The nuclear industry has been reluctant to incorporate digital actuator technology into nuclear plant designs due to concerns due to a number of concerns. These could be summarized as cost, regulatory uncertainty, and a certain comfort factor with legacy analog technology. The replacement opportunity for these types of components represents a decision point for whether to invest in more modern technology that would provide superior operational and maintenance benefits. Yet, the application of digital technology has been problematic for the nuclear industry, due to qualification and regulatory issues. With some notable exceptions, the result has been a continuing reluctance to undertake the risks and uncertainties of implementing digital actuator technology when replacement opportunities present themselves. Rather, utilities would typically prefer to accept the performance limitations of the legacy analog actuator technologies to avoid impacts to project costs and schedules. The purpose of this report is to demonstrate that the benefits of digital actuator technology can be significant in terms of plant performance and that it is worthwhile to address the barriers currently holding back the widespread development and use of this technology. It addresses two important objectives in pursuit of the beneficial use of digital actuator technology for nuclear power plants: 1. To demonstrate the benefits of digital actuator technology over legacy analog sensor technology in both quantitative and qualitative ways. 2. To recognize and address the added difficulty of digital technology qualification, especially in regard to software common cause failure (SCCF), that is introduced by the use of digital actuator technology.

  12. The Analytical Sciences Digital Library (ASDL)

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    Larive, Cynthia K.

    2009-01-01

    Analytical Sciences Digital Library (http://www.asdlib.org).Analytical Sciences Digital Library (ASDL) Cynthia K. LariveAnalytical Sciences Digital Library (ASDL) is a collection

  13. Repetitive and Iterative Learning Control for Power Converter and Precision Motion Control

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    Teng, Kuo-Tai

    2014-01-01

    In Ad- vanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Jul. 2012, pp.in Digital Control. ” Mechatronics, IEEE/ASME TransactionsThe labmates in Mechatronics and Controls Laboratory also

  14. Digital optical conversion module

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kotter, D.K.; Rankin, R.A.

    1988-07-19

    A digital optical conversion module used to convert an analog signal to a computer compatible digital signal including a voltage-to-frequency converter, frequency offset response circuitry, and an electrical-to-optical converter. Also used in conjunction with the digital optical conversion module is an optical link and an interface at the computer for converting the optical signal back to an electrical signal. Suitable for use in hostile environments having high levels of electromagnetic interference, the conversion module retains high resolution of the analog signal while eliminating the potential for errors due to noise and interference. The module can be used to link analog output scientific equipment such as an electrometer used with a mass spectrometer to a computer. 2 figs.

  15. Alexandria Digital Library Project The ADEPT Digital Library

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    Janée, Greg

    Alexandria Digital Library Project The ADEPT Digital Library Architecture Greg Janée gjanee@alexandria.ucsb.edu James Frew frew@bren.ucsb.edu #12;Alexandria Digital Library Project 2Greg Janée, James Frew · JCDL 2002-level metadata: buckets constraint types metadata mapping standard buckets Collection discovery Current

  16. Three phase AC motor controller

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Vuckovich, Michael (Elizabeth, PA); Wright, Maynard K. (Bethel Park, PA); Burkett, John P. (South Huntington Township, Westmoreland County, PA)

    1984-03-20

    A motor controller for a three phase AC motor (10) which is adapted to operate bidirectionally from signals received either from a computer (30) or a manual control (32). The controller is comprised of digital logic circuit means which implement a forward and reverse command signal channel (27, 29) for the application of power through the forward and reverse power switching relays (16, 18, 20, 22). The digital logic elements are cross coupled to prevent activation of both channels simultaneously and each includes a plugging circuit (65, 67) for stopping the motor upon the removal of control signal applied to one of the two channels (27, 29) for a direction of rotation desired. Each plugging circuit (65, 67) includes a one-shot pulse signal generator (88, 102) which outputs a single pulse signal of predetermined pulsewidth which is adapted to inhibit further operation of the application of power in the channel which is being activated and to apply a reversal command signal to the other channel which provides a reversed phase application of power to the motor for a period defined by the pulse-width output of the one-shot signal generator to plug the motor (10) which will then be inoperative until another rotational command signal is applied to either of the two channels.

  17. Additive assembly of digital materials

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    Ward, Jonathan (Jonathan Daniel)

    2010-01-01

    This thesis develops the use of additive assembly of press-fit digital materials as a new rapid-prototyping process. Digital materials consist of a finite set of parts that have discrete connections and occupy discrete ...

  18. NERSC Hosts Digital Stargazing Portal

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

    NERSC Hosts Digital Stargazing Portal NERSC Hosts Digital Stargazing Portal June 4, 2015 Legacy highres 1400x800 Courtesy of DECam Legacy Survey Even non-scientists can now browse...

  19. Alexandria Digital Library Project Content Access Characterization

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    Janée, Greg

    Alexandria Digital Library Project Content Access Characterization in Digital Libraries Greg Janée · James Frew · David Valentine University of California, Santa Barbara #12;Alexandria Digital Library environments e.g., GIS #12;Alexandria Digital Library Project Janée, Frew, Valentine · Content Access

  20. NUCLEAR PLANT AND CONTROL

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    NUCLEAR PLANT OPERATIONS AND CONTROL KEYWORDS: software require- ments, safety analysis, formal for the digital protection systems of a nuclear power plant. When spec- ifying requirements for software and CRSA processes are described using shutdown system 2 of the Wolsong nuclear power plants as the digital

  1. Current Estimation and Remote Temperature Monitoring System for Low Power Digitally

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    1139 Current Estimation and Remote Temperature Monitoring System for Low Power Digitally Controlled-state inductor current and, at the same time, provide remote temperature monitoring of power switches in low a solution for combining a digital controller, current estimator and remote temperature monitor on a single

  2. Digital Mapping Of Structurally Controlled Geothermal Features...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    (PCs) were used to map surface geothermal features at the Bradys Hot Springs and Salt Wells geothermal systems, Churchill County, Nevada, in less time and with greater...

  3. Arnold Schwarzenegger A DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR

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    (PIER) Program California Energy Commission Paul Roggensack Contract Manager Michael Lozano Program Area Lead Industrial/Agricultural/Water End-Use Energy Efficiency Virginia Lew Office Manager Energy-Time Transfer Efficiency Monitoring for Wastewater Aeration Systems, Shao-Yuan Leu, Diego Rosso, Pan Jiang, Lory

  4. Inter-Faculty Digital Journalism

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    Inter-Faculty Digital Journalism As media migrate to digital platforms, this has created a need about a career in journalism? UWindsor offers a combined honours journalism degree that is unique, alternative and citizen media. A Rigorous, Enriching Program UWindsor's Digital Journalism program unites

  5. Digital Intermediate Frequency Receiver Module For Use In Airborne Sar Applications

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    Tise, Bertice L. (Albuquerque, NM); Dubbert, Dale F. (Cedar Crest, NM)

    2005-03-08

    A digital IF receiver (DRX) module directly compatible with advanced radar systems such as synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems. The DRX can combine a 1 G-Sample/sec 8-bit ADC with high-speed digital signal processor, such as high gate-count FPGA technology or ASICs to realize a wideband IF receiver. DSP operations implemented in the DRX can include quadrature demodulation and multi-rate, variable-bandwidth IF filtering. Pulse-to-pulse (Doppler domain) filtering can also be implemented in the form of a presummer (accumulator) and an azimuth prefilter. An out of band noise source can be employed to provide a dither signal to the ADC, and later be removed by digital signal processing. Both the range and Doppler domain filtering operations can be implemented using a unique pane architecture which allows on-the-fly selection of the filter decimation factor, and hence, the filter bandwidth. The DRX module can include a standard VME-64 interface for control, status, and programming. An interface can provide phase history data to the real-time image formation processors. A third front-panel data port (FPDP) interface can send wide bandwidth, raw phase histories to a real-time phase history recorder for ground processing.

  6. A digital CDS technique and the performance testing

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    Liu, Xiao-Yan; Yang, Yan-Ji; Lu, Bo; Wang, Yu-Sa; Xu, Yu-Peng; Cui, Wei-Wei; Li, Wei; Li, Mao-Shun; Wang, Juan; Han, Da-Wei; Chen, Tian-Xiang; Huo, Jia; Hu, Wei; Zhang, Yi; Zhu, Yue; Zhang, Zi-Liang; Yin, Guo-He; Wang, Yu; Zhao, Zhong-Yi; Fu, Yan-Hong; Zhang, Ya; Ma, Ke-Yan; Chen, Yong

    2014-01-01

    Readout noise is a critical parameter for characterizing the performance of charge-coupled devices (CCDs), which can be greatly reduced by the correlated double sampling (CDS) circuit. However, conventional CDS circuit inevitably introduces new noises since it consists of several active analog components such as operational amplifiers. This paper proposes a digital CDS circuit technique, which transforms the pre-amplified CCD signal into a train of digital presentations by a high-speed data acquisition card directly without the noisy CDS circuit first, then implement the digital CDS algorithm through numerical method. The readout noise of 3.3 e$^{-}$ and the energy resolution of 121 eV@5.9keV can be achieved via the digital CDS technique.

  7. Metrological digital audio reconstruction

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fadeyev; Vitaliy (Berkeley, CA), Haber; Carl (Berkeley, CA)

    2004-02-19

    Audio information stored in the undulations of grooves in a medium such as a phonograph record may be reconstructed, with little or no contact, by measuring the groove shape using precision metrology methods coupled with digital image processing and numerical analysis. The effects of damage, wear, and contamination may be compensated, in many cases, through image processing and analysis methods. The speed and data handling capacity of available computing hardware make this approach practical. Two examples used a general purpose optical metrology system to study a 50 year old 78 r.p.m. phonograph record and a commercial confocal scanning probe to study a 1920's celluloid Edison cylinder. Comparisons are presented with stylus playback of the samples and with a digitally re-mastered version of an original magnetic recording. There is also a more extensive implementation of this approach, with dedicated hardware and software.

  8. The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Charter: Enabling Collaboration to Achieve National Digital Preservation

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    Anderson, Martha; Gallinger, Michelle; Potter, Abigail

    2009-01-01

    made in creating digital library services and content. ThePersistent Digital Archives & Library System. Presented atchallenge of digital preservation, the Library of Congress

  9. Control of an Active Magnetic Bearing-Rotor System

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    Kang, Christopher

    2014-01-01

    To my colleagues in the Mechatronics and Controls Laboratoryphase Systems. ” Mechatronics, 22(5):577–587, August 2012. [in Digital Control. ” Mechatronics, IEEE/ASME Transactions

  10. Cost Model for Digital Curation: Cost of Digital Migration

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    Kejser, Ulla Bøgvad; Nielsen, Anders Bo; Thirifays, Alex

    2009-01-01

    Steece, B. 2000. Software cost estimation with COCOMO II.Developing a Framework of Cost Elements for PreservingAshley, K. 1999. Digital archive costs: Facts and fallacies.

  11. Review of Methods Related to Assessing Human Performance in Nuclear Power Plant Control Room Simulations

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    Katya L Le Blanc; Ronald L Boring; David I Gertman

    2001-11-01

    With the increased use of digital systems in Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) control rooms comes a need to thoroughly understand the human performance issues associated with digital systems. A common way to evaluate human performance is to test operators and crews in NPP control room simulators. However, it is often challenging to characterize human performance in meaningful ways when measuring performance in NPP control room simulations. A review of the literature in NPP simulator studies reveals a variety of ways to measure human performance in NPP control room simulations including direct observation, automated computer logging, recordings from physiological equipment, self-report techniques, protocol analysis and structured debriefs, and application of model-based evaluation. These methods and the particular measures used are summarized and evaluated.

  12. Polarization-controlled anisotropic coding metamaterials at terahertz frequencies

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    Liu, Shuo; Xu, Quan; Bao, Di; Du, Liangliang; Wan, Xiang; Tang, Wen Xuan; Ouyang, Chunmei; Zhou, Xiao Yang; Yuan, Hao; Ma, Hui Feng; Jiang, Wei Xiang; Han, Jiaguang; Zhang, Weili; Cheng, Qiang

    2015-01-01

    Metamaterials based on effective media have achieved a lot of unusual physics (e.g. negative refraction and invisibility cloaking) owing to their abilities to tailor the effective medium parameters that do not exist in nature. Recently, coding metamaterials have been suggested to control electromagnetic waves by designing the coding sequences of digital elements '0' and '1', which possess opposite phase responses. Here, we propose the concept of anisotropic coding metamaterial at terahertz frequencies, in which coding behaviors in different directions are dependent on the polarization status of terahertz waves. We experimentally demonstrate an ultrathin and flexible polarization-controlled anisotropic coding metasurface functioning in the terahertz regime using specially- designed coding elements. By encoding the elements with elaborately-designed digital sequences (in both 1 bit and 2 bits), the x- and y-polarized reflected waves can be deflected or diffused independently in three dimensions. The simulated f...

  13. Environmental Digital Library Project: Playa Lakes and the Ogallala Aquifer

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    Johnson, Bill; Oliver, Marina

    1999-01-01

    Building the Sci/Tech Digital Library, part 2: Filling the1995) Copyright and Digital Libraries. Communications of theand Practice of Digital Libraries, Digital Libraries '94 in

  14. Measurements and Analysis of Secondary User Device Effects on Digital Television Receivers

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    Newman, Timothy Ray; DePardo, Daniel; Wyglinski, Alexander M.; Evans, Joseph B.; Rajbanshi, Rakesh; Petty, Victor R.; Datla, Dinesh; Weidling, Frederick; Kolodzy, Paul J.; Marcus, Michael J.; Minden, Gary J.; Roberts, James A.

    2009-11-30

    and the viability of secondary use of open channels immediately adjacent to a digital television broadcast channel. In this work, we investigate secondary device operation in the channels directly adjacent to a desired television channel, and the effects upon a...

  15. Creating Procedural Animation for the Terrestrial Locomotion of Tentacled Digital Creatures 

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    Schwartz, Seth A

    2015-05-04

    This thesis presents a prototype system to develop procedural animation for the goal-directed terrestrial locomotion of tentacled digital creatures. Creating locomotion for characters with multiple highly deformable limbs ...

  16. DALSA Digital Cinema 03-70-00218-01 Image Sensor Architectures for Digital

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    Giger, Christine

    DALSA Digital Cinema 03-70-00218-01 Image Sensor Architectures for Digital Cinematography Architectures for Digital Cinematography 2 DALSA Digital Cinema 03-70-00218-01 photosensitive layer without

  17. Optimal Control PRENTICE HALL INFORMATION

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    Moore, John Barratt

    Optimal Control Optimal Filtering Computer-ControlledSystems: Theory and Design, 21e StatisticalSpectralAnalysis & Systems System Identification and Control Design Using P.I.M. + Software System Identification MedicalImaging Systems Digital Control & Estimation StableAdaptive Systems Adaptive Control

  18. ECE 468 Digital Signal Processing 1. History

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    Chen, Ying "Ada"

    , digital image processing, signal processing for communications, biomedical signal processing, seismic dataECE 468 Digital Signal Processing 1. History: · Digital signal processing has its roots in 17th and Gauss and as new as digital computers and integrated circuits 2. Definition: · Digital signal processing

  19. Directives System

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1998-01-30

    The Department of Energy (DOE) Directives System is the means by which DOE policies, requirements, and responsibilities are developed and communicated throughout the Department. Directives are used to inform, direct, and guide employees in the performance of their jobs, and to enable employees to work effectively within the Department and with agencies, contractors, and the public. Cancels: DOE O 251.1, DOE M 251.1-1

  20. Digital Preservation Award

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submit theCovalent BondingMeetingDifferences Between Tropical andDigital

  1. The MIT Libraries seek an innovative and enterprising leader to fill its senior technology position. The Associate Director for Information Technology and Digital Development leads the Libraries' technology

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    of the MIT Libraries' digital environment. S/he provides strategic direction to ensure that the Libraries for library users and staff including robust web and virtual services, and support expanding digital of Research to support the advancement of the Libraries' digital technology research efforts and to facilitate

  2. Alexandria Digital Earth ProtoType Architectural Directions

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    Janée, Greg

    -upon-Avon · June 12, 2000 Outline Vision & goals Architecture: foundation CRADDL FEDORA Architecture: additions · Stratford-upon-Avon · June 12, 2000 FEDORA 3.14159 2.71828 identifier crop(x,y,w,h) subsample(factor) get

  3. A 3D finite-element modelling investigation into optimal survey parameters and direct imaging for marine controlled-source electromagnetic surveys 

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    Lau, Ryan

    2007-09-17

    is important as we have found that incorrect transmitter orientation, offset and receiver measurement component can yield misleading results. Using the ideal configuration we were able to directly image the hydrocarbon target without the use of inversion...

  4. Digital Tomosynthesis: Advanced Breast Cancer

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    Hansma, Paul

    Digital Tomosynthesis: Advanced Breast Cancer Imaging Technique Max Wiedmann #12;Digital in CT. #12;Breast Cancer · The leading Cause of death for women ages 40-55. · Is only behind lung and bronchus cancer in terms of number of deaths in US. · Early detection of breast cancer is believed to save

  5. Automatic classification of the acrosome status of boar spermatozoa using digital image processing and LVQ

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    Petkov, Nicolai

    Automatic classification of the acrosome status of boar spermatozoa using digital image processing-intact (class 1) or acrosome- damaged (class 2). Such classification is important for the estimation for semen quality control in an artificial insemination center. Keywords: acrosome assessment, digital image

  6. Digital Sliding Mode Pulsed Current Averaging IC Drivers for High Brightness Light Emitting Diodes

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    Lehman, Brad

    to the load. A variable frequency boost converter in Discontinuous Conduction Mode (DCM) has been used algorithm of the inductor current variations for a digitally controlled DC-DC boost converter operating in Continuous Conduction Mode. [10] describes a microcontroller based digital boost converter for a RGB

  7. ECE 102: Digital Circuit Logic High-school Math/Science

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    Connors, Daniel A.

    Concepts: - Introduction to Digital Systems - Number, character, and information representation - Boolean Applications: - Adder/subtracter - Array Multiplier - Traffic light controller - ALU design Tools: CAD toolsECE 102: Digital Circuit Logic High-school Math/Science - None - Can implement logic

  8. Establishment of Lipolexis oregmae (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) in a classical biological control program directed against the brown citrus aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Florida

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    Persad, A.B.; Hoy, M.A.; Ru Nguyen

    2007-03-15

    The parasitoid Lipolexis oregmae Gahan (introduced as L. scutellaris Mackauer) was imported from Guam, evaluated in quarantine, mass reared, and released into citrus groves in Florida in a classical biological control program directed against the brown citrus aphid, Toxoptera citricida Kirkaldy. Releases of 20,200, 12,100, and 1,260 adults of L. oregmae were made throughout Florida during 2000, 2001, and 2002, respectively. To determine if L. oregmae had successfully established, surveys were conducted throughout the state beginning in the summer of 2001 and continuing through the summer of 2003. Parasitism during 2001 and 2002 was evaluated by holding brown citrus aphids in the laboratory until parasitoid adults emerged. Lipolexis oregmae was found in 10 sites in 7 counties and 4 sites in 3 counties with parasitism rates ranging from 0.7 to 3.3% in 2001 and 2002, respectively. Laboratory tests indicated that high rates of mortality occurred if field-collected parasitized aphids were held in plastic bags, so a molecular assay was used that allowed immature L. oregmae to be detected within aphid hosts immediately after collection. The molecular assay was used in 2003 with the brown citrus aphids and with other aphid species collected from citrus, weeds, and vegetables near former release sites; immatures of L. oregmae were detected in black citrus aphids, cowpea aphids, spirea aphids, and melon aphids, as well as in the brown citrus aphid, in 4 of 8 counties sampled, with parasitism ranging from 2.0 to 12.9%, indicating that L. oregmae is established and widely distributed. Samples taken in Polk County during Oct 2005 indicated that L. oregmae has persisted. The ability of L. oregmae to parasitize other aphid species on citrus, and aphids on other host plants, enhances the ability of L. oregmae to persist when brown citrus aphid populations are low. (author) [Spanish] El parasitoide Lipolexis oregmae Gahan (introducido como L. scutellaris Mackauer) fue importado de Guam, evaluado en cuarentena, criado en masa y liberado en huertos de citricos en un programa de control biologico clasico dirigido contra el afido pardo de citricos, Toxoptera citricida Kirkaldy. Se hicieron liberaciones de 20,200, 12,100, y 1,260 adultos de L. oregmae a traves de la Florida durante los anos de 2000, 2001, y 2002, respectivamente. Para determinar si L. oregmae ha logrado en establecer, se realizaron sondeos a traves del estado empezando en el verano del 2001 y continuando hasta el final del verano del 2003. El parasitismo durante 2001 y 2002 fue evaluado con el mantenimiento de individuos del afido pardo de los citricos en el laboratorio hasta que los adultos emergieron. Lipolexis oregmae fue encontrado en 10 sitios en 7 condados y con tasas de parasitismo en 4 sitios en 3 condados entre 0.7 a 3.3% en el 2001 y 2002, respectivamente. Las pruebas del laboratorio indicaron que las tasas altas de mortalidad fueron posibles si los afidos con parasitos recolectados en el campo fueron mantenidos en bolsas plasticas, entonces un ensayo molecular fue usado con lo que permitio la deteccion de inmaduros de L. oregmae dentro de los hospederos de afidos inmediatamente despues de la recoleccion. El ensayo molecular fue usado en el 2003 con individuos del afido pardo de los citricos y con otras especies de afidos recolectados sobre citricos, malezas y hortalizas cerca de los sitios donde los parasitoides fueron liberados anteriormente; inmaduros de L. oregmae fueron detectados en individuos del afido negro de los citricos, el afido del caupi, el afido spirea y el afido del melon, ademas del afido pardo de los citricos en 4 de los 8 condados muestreados, con la tasa del parasitismo entre 2.0 a12.9%, indicando que L. oregmae estaba estabecido y ampliamente distribuido. Las muestras tomadas en el Condado de Polk durante octobre del 2005 indicaron que L. oregmae ha persistido. La capacidad de L. oregmae para parasitar otras especies de afidos sobre citricos y otros afidos sobre otras plantas hospederas, incrementa la capacidad de L. oregmae para persistir cuand

  9. Digital quadrature phase detection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Smith, James A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Johnson, John A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1992-01-01

    A system for detecting the phase of a frequency of phase modulated signal that includes digital quadrature sampling of the frequency or phase modulated signal at two times that are one quarter of a cycle of a reference signal apart, determination of the arctangent of the ratio of a first sampling of the frequency or phase modulated signal to the second sampling of the frequency or phase modulated signal, and a determination of quadrant in which the phase determination is increased by 2.pi. when the quadrant changes from the first quadrant to the fourth quadrant and decreased by 2.pi. when the quadrant changes from the fourth quadrant to the first quadrant whereby the absolute phase of the frequency or phase modulated signal can be determined using an arbitrary reference convention.

  10. Digital quadrature phase detection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Smith, J.A.; Johnson, J.A.

    1992-05-26

    A system for detecting the phase of a frequency or phase modulated signal that includes digital quadrature sampling of the frequency or phase modulated signal at two times that are one quarter of a cycle of a reference signal apart, determination of the arctangent of the ratio of a first sampling of the frequency or phase modulated signal to the second sampling of the frequency or phase modulated signal, and a determination of quadrant in which the phase determination is increased by 2[pi] when the quadrant changes from the first quadrant to the fourth quadrant and decreased by 2[pi] when the quadrant changes from the fourth quadrant to the first quadrant whereby the absolute phase of the frequency or phase modulated signal can be determined using an arbitrary reference convention. 6 figs.

  11. Directives Help

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    All DOE directives are available through this site. While it may seem overwhelming, given the number of documents, we have provided a number of ways in which you may get to the information you need.

  12. Digital pulse processing

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    McCormick, Martin (Martin Steven)

    2012-01-01

    This thesis develops an exact approach for processing pulse signals from an integrate-and-fire system directly in the time-domain. Processing is deterministic and built from simple asynchronous finite-state machines that ...

  13. Direct from CDC's Environmental

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    Direct from CDC's Environmental Health Services Branch Daneen Farrow Collier, M.S.P.H. Editor's note: NEHA strives to pro vide up-to-date and relevant informa tion on environmental health the Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB) of the Centers for Disease Control and Pre vention (CDC) in every

  14. Digital forensics investigation framework that incorporate legal issues

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    Almulhem, Ahmad

    and extract the security · controls design that have been implemented in the · systems. #12;Expanded Roles and Subcontractor · In a typical DFIP, system owners, digital forensics investigators and legal practitioners consultant and internal auditor · Understands more about the system and security design · Should

  15. Computing Schedules for Time-Triggered Control using Genetic Algorithms

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    Fainekos, Georgios E.

    (Astr¨om and Wittenmark (1997)) has traditionally focused on the design and analysis of computer control for embedded control systems. Given a number of numerical computation tasks that must be executed search. Keywords: Scheduling; Digital control; Genetic algorithms; 1. INTRODUCTION Digital control theory

  16. DCC Digital Curation Manual: Preservation Strategies for Digital Libraries 

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    Holdsworth, David

    2007-11-01

    Ensuring that digital data remain accessible and reusable over time requires the implementation of proactive, scalable and sustainable preservation strategies. To be of greatest effect, preservation issues must be ...

  17. Superconducting VAR control

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Boenig, Heinrich J. (Los Alamos, NM); Hassenzahl, William V. (Piedmont, CA)

    1982-01-01

    Static VAR control means employing an asymmetrically controlled Graetz bridge and a superconducting direct current coil having low losses and low cost characteristics.

  18. Frequency selective analog to digital converter design : optimality, fundamental limitations, and performance bounds

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    Osqui, Mitra M., 1980-

    2013-01-01

    In this thesis, the problem of analysis and design of Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs) is studied within an optimal feedback control framework. A general ADC is modeled as a causal, discrete-time dynamical system with ...

  19. A digital autopilot simulator and advisory system for detecting off-nominal behavior 

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    Bae, Han-Wook

    2002-01-01

    This thesis describes the development and the testing of an advisory system for a digital autopilot on the Space Shuttle. A simplified spacecraft attitude control simulator has also been developed and tested using real-time telemetry data...

  20. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL LIBRARIES

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    Furht, Borko

    Chapter 18 DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL LIBRARIES Xiuqi Li and Borko Furht Abstract As the Internet and the World Wide Web expanded so fast, digital libraries has become a very hot topic. Since 1992 of these studies. We first discuss designing digital libraries, including definition of digital libraries

  1. Title: Digital Map of Ontario Data Creator /

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    Title: Digital Map of Ontario Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Publisher: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Edition: N/A Versions: N/A Publication Date: 2003 Coverage Date(s): N/A Updates: N/A Abstract: The Digital Map of Ontario is a digital product digitized from

  2. Chapter XLIII USGS Digital Libraries for

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    Chapter XLIII USGS Digital Libraries for Coastal and Marine Science Frances L. Lightsom U three related digital libraries providing access to topical and georeferenced information for coastal Digital Library and Coastal Change Hazards Digital Library. These three members of the MRIB family run

  3. A framework for digital watercolor 

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    O'Brien, Patrick Michael

    2008-10-10

    This research develops an extendible framework for reproducing watercolor in a digital environment, with a focus on interactivity using the GPU. The framework uses the lattice Boltzmann method, a relatively new approach to fluid dynamics...

  4. Digital compositing with traditional artwork 

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    Stanley, Michael Leighton

    2005-11-01

    This thesis presents a general method and guidelines for compositing digital characters into traditional artwork by matching a character to the perspective, lighting, style, and complexity of the particular work of art. ...

  5. Digitizing neurons | ornl.gov

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    with big computing resources BigNeuron, a new project led by the Allen Institute for Brain Science, aims to streamline scientist's ability to create 3-D digital models of...

  6. Digital holographic imaging of microorganisms

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    Wolf, Michael Trevor

    2006-01-01

    Imaging aquatic microorganisms in 3D space is of interest to biologists and ocean scientists seeking to understand the behavior of these organisms in their natural environments. In this research, digital holographic imaging ...

  7. Digital quantum simulators in a scalable architecture of hybrid spin-photon qubits

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    Alessandro Chiesa; Paolo Santini; Dario Gerace; James Raftery; Andrew A. Houck; Stefano Carretta

    2015-04-22

    Resolving quantum many-body problems represents one of the greatest challenges in physics and physical chemistry, due to the prohibitively large computational resources that would be required by using classical computers. A solution has been foreseen by directly simulating the time evolution through sequences of quantum gates applied to arrays of qubits, i.e. by implementing a digital quantum simulator. Superconducting circuits and resonators are emerging as an extremely-promising platform for quantum computation architectures, but a digital quantum simulator proposal that is straightforwardly scalable, universal, and realizable with state-of-the-art technology is presently lacking. Here we propose a viable scheme to implement a universal quantum simulator with hybrid spin-photon qubits in an array of superconducting resonators, which is intrinsically scalable and allows for local control. As representative examples we consider the transverse-field Ising model, a spin-1 Hamiltonian, and the two-dimensional Hubbard model; for these, we numerically simulate the scheme by including the main sources of decoherence. In addition, we show how to circumvent the potentially harmful effects of inhomogeneous broadening of the spin systems.

  8. Roadmap: Digital Sciences Digital Systems Analysis Bachelor of Science [DS-BS-DS-DSA

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Digital Sciences ­ Digital Systems Analysis ­ Bachelor of Science [DS-BS-DS-DSA] School of Digital Sciences Catalog Year: 2012-2013 Page 1 of 3 | Last Updated: 16-Apr-12/LNHD This roadmap (lower or upper division) 6 #12;Roadmap: Digital Sciences ­ Digital Systems Analysis ­ Bachelor

  9. Digital library as a controversy Running head: DIGITAL LIBRARY AS A CONTROVERSY

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Digital library as a controversy Running head: DIGITAL LIBRARY AS A CONTROVERSY Digital library nouvelle 1 hal-00718385,version1-16Jul2012 Author manuscript, published in "Digital library as a controversy: Gallica vs Google, Dubrovnik : Croatia (2009)" #12;Digital library as a controversy Abstract

  10. Digital-data receiver synchronization

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    Smith, Stephen F.; Turner, Gary W.

    2005-08-02

    Digital-data receiver synchronization is provided with composite phase-frequency detectors, mutually cross-connected comparison feedback or both to provide robust reception of digital data signals. A single master clock can be used to provide frequency signals. Advantages can include fast lock-up time in moderately to severely noisy conditions, greater tolerance to noise and jitter when locked, and improved tolerance to clock asymmetries.

  11. Fully Integrated Ballast Controller with

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    frequency electronic ballasts are used to provide stable ac drive to a variety of discharge lamps. In many digital phase controller that provides near cycle-by-cycle phase regulation. Benefits and approaches

  12. Interim Human Factors Guidance for Hybrid and Digital I&C System

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    J.Naser, G.Morris

    2003-08-15

    OAK- B135 To help nuclear power plant operators and suppliers plan, specify, design and implement the modernization of control rooms and other HSI in a way that takes advantage of digital systems and HSI technologies, reflects practical constraints associated with modernizing existing control rooms and I&C systems, and addresses issues associated with hybrid control room HSI.

  13. A Scalable, Self-Analyzing Digital Locking System for use on Quantum Optics Experiments

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    Sparkes, B M; Parrain, D P; Buchler, B C; Lam, P K; Symul, T

    2011-01-01

    Digital control of optics experiments has many advantages over analog control systems, specifically in terms of scalability, cost, flexibility, and the integration of system information into one location. We present a digital control system, freely available for download online, specifically designed for quantum optics experiments that allows for automatic and sequential re-locking of optical components. We show how the inbuilt locking analysis tools, including a white-noise network analyzer, can be used to help optimize individual locks, and verify the long term stability of the digital system. Finally, we present an example of the benefits of digital locking for quantum optics by applying the code to a specific experiment used to characterize optical Schrodinger cat states.

  14. A Scalable, Self-Analyzing Digital Locking System for use on Quantum Optics Experiments

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    B. M. Sparkes; H. M. Chrzanowski; D. P. Parrain; B. C. Buchler; P. K. Lam; T. Symul

    2011-05-27

    Digital control of optics experiments has many advantages over analog control systems, specifically in terms of scalability, cost, flexibility, and the integration of system information into one location. We present a digital control system, freely available for download online, specifically designed for quantum optics experiments that allows for automatic and sequential re-locking of optical components. We show how the inbuilt locking analysis tools, including a white-noise network analyzer, can be used to help optimize individual locks, and verify the long term stability of the digital system. Finally, we present an example of the benefits of digital locking for quantum optics by applying the code to a specific experiment used to characterize optical Schrodinger cat states.

  15. Apparatus and method for managing digital resources by passing digital resource tokens between queues

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    Crawford, H.J.; Lindenstruth, V.

    1999-06-29

    A method of managing digital resources of a digital system includes the step of reserving token values for certain digital resources in the digital system. A selected token value in a free-buffer-queue is then matched to an incoming digital resource request. The selected token value is then moved to a valid-request-queue. The selected token is subsequently removed from the valid-request-queue to allow a digital agent in the digital system to process the incoming digital resource request associated with the selected token. Thereafter, the selected token is returned to the free-buffer-queue. 6 figs.

  16. The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Charter: Enabling Collaboration to Achieve National Digital Preservation

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    Anderson, Martha; Gallinger, Michelle; Potter, Abigail

    2009-01-01

    is great. The time for an alliance is now. References Gantz,Digital Stewardship Alliance Charter: Enabling Collaborationforming a national stewardship alliance of committed digital

  17. A Novel Time-Domain Based Design of PWM Controllers for Switch-Mode Converters and its Implementation by

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    to discrete domain transformation and discretization. Digital PID controllers for a Buck and Boost type, known control transfer functions are transformed from analog (linear) into a digital equivalent using A new time-domain design method for digital controller of PWM DC-DC converters that was developed

  18. LIFE3: Predicting Long Term Digital Preservation Costs

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    Wheatley, Paul; Hole, Brian

    2009-01-01

    dedicated Digital Preservation Team, the British Library hasthe Digital Preservation Team at the British Library isLibrary, which studied and compared both analogue and digital

  19. An Emergent Micro-Services Approach to Digital Curation Infrastructure

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    Abrams, Stephen; Kunze, John; Loy, David

    2009-01-01

    Making of HathiTrust Digital Library. Archiving 2009 FinalLoy California Digital Library, University of California 415the California Digital Library UC Curation Center is re-

  20. Using Digital Images of the Zebra Finch Song System as

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2011-01-01

    barriers by creating a library of digital images of the birdcreating digital tools, including an image library of songlibrary, students not only repeat an Bird Song System Digital

  1. Center for Music Experiment: Creating a Digital Collection

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    Garcia-Spitz, Cristela; Kesner, David; Reser, Greg

    2011-01-01

    available through the Digital Library Collections websiteBrad Westbrook • Digital Library Program: Robin Chandler,Stanonik, Huawei Weng • Digital Library Steering Committee:

  2. The Dartmouth Digital Library Program, Priorities, and Policies

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    The Dartmouth Digital Library Program, Priorities, and Policies #12;The Dartmouth Digital Library: Program, Priorities, and Policies 2 Librarian for Information Resources; Jennifer Kortfelt, Digital Library Technologies

  3. Digital Materiality: Preserving Access to Computers as Complete Environments

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    2009-01-01

    engineering to digital libraries. MARBL’s 2006 acquisitionUniversity Libraries (EUL) emerging Born-Digital Archives (and Rare Book Library (MARBL) and from Digital Systems,

  4. Mass digitization and its impact on interlending and document supply

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    Willett, Perry

    2009-01-01

    Microsoft, Joining Growing Digital-Library Effort, Will PayManager at the California Digital Library since 2008.the Head of the Digital Library Production Service at the

  5. Distributed Digital Preservation: Technical, Sustainability, and Organizational Developments

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    Walters, Tyler; Bishoff, Liz; Gore, Emily B.; Jordan, Mark; Wilson, Thomas C

    2009-01-01

    Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries. (Atlanta: Emoryand the California Digital Library, has been the focus ofPersistent Digital Archives and Library System (PeDALS)

  6. Distributed Digital Preservation: Technical, Sustainability, and Organizational Developments

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    Walters, Tyler; Bishoff, Liz; Gore, Emily B.; Jordan, Mark; Wilson, Thomas C

    2009-01-01

    to PLNs from digital asset management systems (DAMS) likeinstitution’s digital assets management workflow, however.systems, digital asset management systems, and content

  7. DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submit theCovalent Bonding Low-Cost2 DOE HQSiteo n n eDPFJ.D.DRIVING DIRECTIONS

  8. Direct Frisk

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submit theCovalent BondingMeetingDifferences BetweenDirac ChargeSolarDirect

  9. Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. Digital Architecture Requirements

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    Thomas, Kenneth; Oxstrand, Johanna

    2015-03-01

    The Digital Architecture effort is a part of the Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored Light-Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program conducted at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The LWRS program is performed in close collaboration with industry research and development (R&D) programs that provides the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe, and economical operation of current nuclear power plants (NPPs). One of the primary missions of the LWRS program is to help the U.S. nuclear industry adopt new technologies and engineering solutions that facilitate the continued safe operation of the plants and extension of the current operating licenses. Therefore, a major objective of the LWRS program is the development of a seamless digital environment for plant operations and support by integrating information from plant systems with plant processes for nuclear workers through an array of interconnected technologies. In order to get the most benefits of the advanced technology suggested by the different research activities in the LWRS program, the nuclear utilities need a digital architecture in place to support the technology. A digital architecture can be defined as a collection of information technology (IT) capabilities needed to support and integrate a wide-spectrum of real-time digital capabilities for nuclear power plant performance improvements. It is not hard to imagine that many processes within the plant can be largely improved from both a system and human performance perspective by utilizing a plant wide (or near plant wide) wireless network. For example, a plant wide wireless network allows for real time plant status information to easily be accessed in the control room, field workers’ computer-based procedures can be updated based on the real time plant status, and status on ongoing procedures can be incorporated into smart schedules in the outage command center to allow for more accurate planning of critical tasks. The goal of the digital architecture project is to provide a long-term strategy to integrate plant systems, plant processes, and plant workers. This include technologies to improve nuclear worker efficiency and human performance; to offset a range of plant surveillance and testing activities with new on-line monitoring technologies; improve command, control, and collaboration in settings such as outage control centers and work execution centers; and finally to improve operator performance with new operator aid technologies for the control room. The requirements identified through the activities in the Digital Architecture project will be used to estimate the amount of traffic on the network and hence estimating the minimal bandwidth needed.

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  11. Digital noise generators using one-dimensional chaotic maps

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    Martínez-Ñonthe, J. A; Palacios-Luengas, L.; Cruz-Irisson, M.; Vazquez Medina, R.; Díaz Méndez, J. A.

    2014-05-15

    This work shows how to improve the statistical distribution of signals produced by digital noise generators designed with one-dimensional (1-D) chaotic maps. It also shows that in a digital electronic design the piecewise linear chaotic maps (PWLCM) should be considered because they do not have stability islands in its chaotic behavior region, as it occurs in the case of the logistic map, which is commonly used to build noise generators. The design and implementation problems of the digital noise generators are analyzed and a solution is proposed. This solution relates the output of PWLCM, usually defined in the real numbers' domain, with a codebook of S elements, previously defined. The proposed solution scheme produces digital noise signals with a statistical distribution close to a uniform distribution. Finally, this work shows that it is possible to have control over the statistical distribution of the noise signal by selecting the control parameter of the PWLCM and using, as a design criterion, the bifurcation diagram.

  12. Method and apparatus for digitally based high speed x-ray spectrometer

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    Warburton, W.K.; Hubbard, B.

    1997-11-04

    A high speed, digitally based, signal processing system which accepts input data from a detector-preamplifier and produces a spectral analysis of the x-rays illuminating the detector. The system achieves high throughputs at low cost by dividing the required digital processing steps between a ``hardwired`` processor implemented in combinatorial digital logic, which detects the presence of the x-ray signals in the digitized data stream and extracts filtered estimates of their amplitudes, and a programmable digital signal processing computer, which refines the filtered amplitude estimates and bins them to produce the desired spectral analysis. One set of algorithms allow this hybrid system to match the resolution of analog systems while operating at much higher data rates. A second set of algorithms implemented in the processor allow the system to be self calibrating as well. The same processor also handles the interface to an external control computer. 19 figs.

  13. Method and apparatus for digitally based high speed x-ray spectrometer

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Warburton, William K. (1300 Mills St., Menlo Park, CA 94025); Hubbard, Bradley (Santa Cruz, CA)

    1997-01-01

    A high speed, digitally based, signal processing system which accepts input data from a detector-preamplifier and produces a spectral analysis of the x-rays illuminating the detector. The system achieves high throughputs at low cost by dividing the required digital processing steps between a "hardwired" processor implemented in combinatorial digital logic, which detects the presence of the x-ray signals in the digitized data stream and extracts filtered estimates of their amplitudes, and a programmable digital signal processing computer, which refines the filtered amplitude estimates and bins them to produce the desired spectral analysis. One set of algorithms allow this hybrid system to match the resolution of analog systems while operating at much higher data rates. A second set of algorithms implemented in the processor allow the system to be self calibrating as well. The same processor also handles the interface to an external control computer.

  14. Roadmap: Digital Sciences Bachelor of Arts School of Digital Science

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    Khan, Javed I.

    Geographic Information Science (4) COMM 43000 Communication Technology and Human Interaction (3) GEOG 49076 [15 Credits] ! DSCI 10410 Information Ethics and Social Responsibility 3 3 ! DSCI 13210 Design Information Science (3) COMT 21200 Ethical Hacking (3) ITEC 47413 Digital Video in Education (3) COMT 36308

  15. DiLiA The Digital Library Assistant Kathrin Eichler, Holmer Hemsen, Gnter Neumann, Norbert Reithinger, Sven

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    Neumann, Günter

    to enter a search term for searching in the digital libraries metadata. In addition, the user can add items the search in digital libraries in sev- eral dimensions. In the project advanced information visualisation meth- ods are developed for user controlled interactive search. The interaction model has been designed

  16. Digital cellular solids : reconfigurable composite materials

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    Cheung, Kenneth Chun-Wai

    2012-01-01

    Digital materials are comprised of a small number of types of discrete physical building blocks, which assemble to form constructions that meet the versatility and scalability of digital computation and communication ...

  17. The institutional repository in the digital library 

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    MacColl, John; Jones, Richard D; Andrew, Theo

    We begin by looking at the concept of institutional repositories within the broader context of digital libraries. ‘Digital libraries’ can mean many things, but we consider them to be libraries first and foremost, and ...

  18. Cornucopia: The Concept of Digital Gastronomy

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    Zoran, Amit Shlomo

    The authors present a new concept of digital gastronomy—Cornucopia, a futuristic cooking methodology based on digital technologies. They discuss how they have merged kitchen tools with science fiction and actual technologies ...

  19. Digital Preservation: A Campus-Wide Perspective

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    Fyffe, Richard; Ludwig, Deborah; Warner, Beth Forrest

    2005-08-30

    Preservation of digital content is an emerging aspect of the academy's stewardship responsibility. It requires more than simply extending traditional preservation practices to digital information or assuming that media backups are sufficient...

  20. Understanding human mobility patterns from digital traces

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    Yang, Yingxiang, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    Our current digital age is characterized by the shift from traditional industry to an economy based on the information computerization. The sweeping changes brought about by digital computing have provided new data sources ...

  1. Chapter 19: HVAC Controls (DDC/EMS/BAS) Evaluation Protocol

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    Romberger, J.

    2014-11-01

    The HVAC Controls Evaluation Protocol is designed to address evaluation issues for direct digital controls/energy management systems/building automation systems (DDC/EMS/BAS) that are installed to control heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment in commercial and institutional buildings. (This chapter refers to the DDC/EMS/BAS measure as HVAC controls.) This protocol may also be applicable to industrial facilities such as clean rooms and labs, which have either significant HVAC equipment or spaces requiring special environmental conditions. This protocol addresses only HVAC-related equipment and the energy savings estimation methods associated with installing such control systems as an energy efficiency measure. The affected equipment includes: Air-side equipment (air handlers, direct expansion systems, furnaces, other heating- and cooling-related devices, terminal air distribution equipment, and fans); Central plant equipment (chillers, cooling towers, boilers, and pumps). These controls may also operate or affect other end uses, such as lighting, domestic hot water, irrigation systems, and life safety systems such as fire alarms and other security systems. Considerable nonenergy benefits, such as maintenance scheduling, system component troubleshooting, equipment failure alarms, and increased equipment lifetime, may also be associated with these systems. When connected to building utility meters, these systems can also be valuable demand-limiting control tools. However, this protocol does not evaluate any of these additional capabilities and benefits.

  2. 1 Interaction modelling for digital libraries. C@Mdx 2000 Interaction Modelling for Digital Libraries

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    Blandford, Ann

    1 Interaction modelling for digital libraries. C@Mdx 2000 Interaction Modelling for Digital specifically to the design and evaluation of digital libraries. This work is at an early stage of development about the quality of the interaction between users and devices, using digital libraries as a test domain

  3. Digital Libraries `95 Proceedings 147 June 11-13, 1995 Digital Libraries: Issues and Architectures

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    Redmiles, David F.

    Digital Libraries `95 Proceedings 147 June 11-13, 1995 Digital Libraries: Issues and Architectures for the Study of Digital Libraries Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-3112 USA {pnuern, furuta, leggett, marshall, shipman}@bush.cs.tamu.edu ABSTRACT The research field of digital libraries must

  4. Digital Soil Mapping: Interactions with

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    Grunwald, Sabine

    Chapter 21 Digital Soil Mapping: Interactions with and Applications for Hydropedology J.A. Thompson,1, * S. Roecker,2 S. Grunwald3 and P.R. Owens4 ABSTRACT Spatial information on soils, particularly hydrologic and hydromorphic soil properties, is used to understand and assess soil water retention, flooding

  5. DIGITAL Visual Fortran Programmer's Guide

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    Digital Equipment Corporation makes no representations that the use of its products in the manner Line n Compiler and Linker Options n Debugging Fortran Programs n Performance: Making Programs Run and Automation Objects n Programming with Mixed Languages n Creating Multithread Applications Topics related

  6. Global patterns and controls of soil organic carbon dynamics as simulated by multiple terrestrial biosphere models: Current status and future directions

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Tian, Hanqin; Lu, Chaoqun; Yang, Jia; Banger, Kamaljit; Huntzinger, Deborah N.; Schwalm, Christopher R.; Michalak, Anna M.; Cook, Robert; Ciais, Philippe; Hayes, Daniel; et al

    2015-06-05

    Soil is the largest organic carbon (C) pool of terrestrial ecosystems, and C loss from soil accounts for a large proportion of land-atmosphere C exchange. Therefore, a small change in soil organic C (SOC) can affect atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO?) concentration and climate change. In the past decades, a wide variety of studies have been conducted to quantify global SOC stocks and soil C exchange with the atmosphere through site measurements, inventories, and empirical/process-based modeling. However, these estimates are highly uncertain, and identifying major driving forces controlling soil C dynamics remains a key research challenge. This study has compiled century-longmore »(1901–2010) estimates of SOC storage and heterotrophic respiration (Rh) from 10 terrestrial biosphere models (TBMs) in the Multi-scale Synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project and two observation-based data sets. The 10 TBM ensemble shows that global SOC estimate ranges from 425 to 2111 Pg C (1 Pg = 10¹? g) with a median value of 1158 Pg C in 2010. The models estimate a broad range of Rh from 35 to 69 Pg C yr?¹ with a median value of 51 Pg C yr?¹ during 2001–2010. The largest uncertainty in SOC stocks exists in the 40–65°N latitude whereas the largest cross-model divergence in Rh are in the tropics. The modeled SOC change during 1901–2010 ranges from –70 Pg C to 86 Pg C, but in some models the SOC change has a different sign from the change of total C stock, implying very different contribution of vegetation and soil pools in determining the terrestrial C budget among models. The model ensemble-estimated mean residence time of SOC shows a reduction of 3.4 years over the past century, which accelerate C cycling through the land biosphere. All the models agreed that climate and land use changes decreased SOC stocks, while elevated atmospheric CO? and nitrogen deposition over intact ecosystems increased SOC stocks—even though the responses varied significantly among models. Model representations of temperature and moisture sensitivity, nutrient limitation, and land use partially explain the divergent estimates of global SOC stocks and soil C fluxes in this study. In addition, a major source of systematic error in model estimations relates to nonmodeled SOC storage in wetlands and peatlands, as well as to old C storage in deep soil layers.« less

  7. Impact Schedule Building Interactive Digital Libraries

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    New Ideas Impact Schedule Building Interactive Digital Libraries of Formal Algorithmic Knowledge Winter 2002 Elaborate conceptual basis for FDL Implement Prototype Formal Digital Library Add content in formal digital libraries § The project is testing these mechanisms and tools in a prototype formal

  8. Geoffrey R Weller Library Digital Initiatives Librarian

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Geoffrey R Weller Library Digital Initiatives Librarian (Two Year Term Position) The Geoffrey R information technology as well as to manage, maintain, and develop the library's digital infrastructure in Libraryand Information Studies. Experience with the delivery of digital library services is required

  9. Digital image library development in academic environment

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    Corran, Ruth

    1 Digital image library development in academic environment: designing and testing usability@aup.fr Keywords: Digital image library, usability, student projects, participatory design Abstract Case study Purpose By reporting the experience gained in the development of a digital image library in academic

  10. Access Digital Library, Search, News and more

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    Goodrich, Lisa V.

    [General] Access Digital Library, Search, News and more [Education] Access MyCourses content [Research] Access Digital Library, NCBI Blast and more [Personal] Access your portable bookmarks using My and 500 textbooks via the Digital Library, one click access to NCBI Blast sequence databases. [General

  11. On digital plane preimage structure D. Coeurjolly a

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    Sivignon, Isabelle

    : digital plane preimage, digital straight line, dual transformation. 1 Introduction Digital straightnessOn digital plane preimage structure D. Coeurjolly a , I. Sivignon b , F. Dupont a , F. Feschet c´ezeaux, B.P.86 F-63172 AUBIERE Cedex, France Abstract In digital geometry, digital straightness

  12. Role for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in the Digital Economy

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    Key, Thomas S

    2007-11-01

    A large, and growing, part of the Nation's economy either serves or depends upon the information technology industry. These high-tech or "digital" enterprises are characterized by a dependence on electronic devices, need for completely reliable power supply, and intolerance to any power quality problems. In some cases these enterprises are densely populated with electronic loads and have very high energy usage per square foot. Serving these enterprises presents both electric power and equipment cooling challenges. Traditional electric utilities are often hard-pressed to deliver power that meets the stringent requirements of digital customers, and the economic and social consequences of a service quality or reliability problem can be large. New energy delivery and control options must be developed to effectively serve a digital economy. This report explores how distributed energy resources, partnerships between utility and customer to share the responsibility for service quality, innovative facility designs, higher energy efficiencies and waste-heat utilization can be coupled to meet the needs of a growing digital economy.

  13. ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH PROBABILISTIC FAILURE MODELING OF DIGITAL SYSTEMS

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    CHU,T.L.; MARTINEZ-GURIDI,G.; LEHNER,J.; OVERLAND,D.

    2004-09-19

    The current U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing process of instrumentation and control (I&C) systems is based on deterministic requirements, e.g., single failure criteria, and defense in depth and diversity. Probabilistic considerations can be used as supplements to the deterministic process. The National Research Council has recommended development of methods for estimating failure probabilities of digital systems, including commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment, for use in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA). NRC staff has developed informal qualitative and quantitative requirements for PRA modeling of digital systems. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has performed a review of the-state-of-the-art of the methods and tools that can potentially be used to model digital systems. The objectives of this paper are to summarize the review, discuss the issues associated with probabilistic modeling of digital systems, and identify potential areas of research that would enhance the state of the art toward a satisfactory modeling method that could be integrated with a typical probabilistic risk assessment.

  14. Digial Technology Qualification Task 2 - Suitability of Digital Alternatives to Analog Sensors and Actuators

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    Ted Quinn; Jerry Mauck

    2012-09-01

    The next generation reactors in the U.S. are an opportunity for vendors to build new reactor technology with advanced Instrumentation and Control Systems (control rooms, DCS, etc.). The advances made in the development of many current generation operating reactors in other parts of the world are being used in the design and construction of new plants. These new plants are expected to have fully integrated digital control rooms, computerized procedures, integrated surveillance testing with on-line monitoring and a major effort toward improving the O&M and fault survivability of the overall systems. In addition the designs are also incorporating major improvements in the man-machine interface based on lessons learned in nuclear and other industries. The above relates primarily to the scope of supply in instrumentation and control systems addressed by Chapter 7 of the Standard Review Plan (SRP) NUREG-0800 (Reference 9.5), and the associated Balance of Plant (BOP) I&C systems. This does not relate directly to the actuator and motor, breaker, initiation circuitry, valve position, etc. which is the subject of this report and normally outside of the traditional Distributed Control System (DCS), for both safety and non-safety systems. The recommendations presented in this report will be used as input to I&C research programming for the implementation of lessons learned during the early phases of new build both for large light water reactors (LWR) and also small modular reactors (SMR). This report is intended to support current research plans and provide user (vendor, owner-operator) input to the optimization of these research plans.

  15. Centro Digitization Project Coordinator The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueos, or Centro) at Hunter College,

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    Qiu, Weigang

    control, content management, and preservation of digital collections according to national standards time management and exercising supervisory responsibilities. · Familiarity or knowledge of archival preservation issues and experience handling rare and delicate archival and library materials. · Knowledge

  16. Superconducting VAR control. [Patent application

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Boenig, H.J.; Hassenzahl, W.V.

    1980-12-05

    Static VAR control means are described employing an asymmetrically controlled Graetz bridge and a superconducting direct current coil having low losses and low cost characteristics.

  17. Digital Games and Biodiversity Conservation

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    Sandbrook, Chris; Adams, William M.; Monteferri, Bruno

    2014-06-16

    contributions and associated risks of using digital games for conservation Contribution to Target Hoped-for impact conservation audience on audience Advantages Risks 1. Education and behavior change General public Changed personal habits (e.g., sustainable... - signed to enthuse children about the importance of pol- lination is unlikely to have the same effect on decision makers in the ministry of agriculture: the underpinning science might be the same, but the message, game envi- ronment, and game architecture...

  18. Insights Gained for Updating an Analog I&C System to a Digital System

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    Adams, A.; Carte, N.; Hardesty, Duane; Hardin, LeRoy A; Wilson, Thomas L

    2012-01-01

    Licensees at both Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) and Non-Power Reactors (NPRs) are increasing their use of state-of-the-art digital technology in instrumentation and control (I&C) systems because digital systems offer improved reactor control, information processing, and information storage over analog. Digital I&C systems can range from experimental systems for reactor control research (at NPRs), to measurement and display systems, to complete reactor console replacements. Because of the increasing difficulty in finding spare parts for their original analog I&C systems, many licensees have begun or have plans to upgrade, refurbish, or replace their old analog I&C systems with digital systems. The perception is that upgrading to a digital I&C system will solve all of a facility s obsolescence problems. However, licensees need to be aware of several issues associated with upgrading to a digital system including obsolescence of the digital system (hardware and software) because of the short product life cycle and the associated cost to acquire, store, and maintain a long-term supply of spare parts. Configuration management and cyber security are also vitally important for any upgrade. Further, it must be recognized that the introduction of software and microprocessors could create new failure mechanisms, such as software errors and increased susceptibility to electromagnetic interference. In fact, experience has shown that these failure mechanisms may cause the reactor to malfunction in a way not previously considered. Thus, a conversion from analog to digital I&C systems solves some problems while potentially introducing others. Recognition of the additional risks coupled with good design, engineering, review, and testing can identify and minimize these risks.

  19. Radiological Control - DOE Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMassR&D100 Winners * Impacts on GlobalRachel RuggirelloRadiative98-2008, Change Notice

  20. Building Digital Libraries for Scientific Data: An Exploratory Study of Data Pratices in Habitat Ecology

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    Borgman, C L; Wallis, J C; Enyedy, N

    2006-01-01

    Building Digital Libraries for Scientific Data: Anscientific capital, digital libraries of data become morecollaborative research [1]. Digital libraries are essential

  1. Energy Conservation in a Manufacturing Facility Through Distributed Microprocessor Control 

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    Garcia, C. A.; Kaiser, V. A.

    1981-01-01

    A new manufacturing, engineering, and laboratory facility for IBM in Tucson, Arizona utilizes a hierarchical distributed digital control system for monitoring and control of air conditioning and space heating systems plus central utility systems...

  2. Digital Ecosystems in the Clouds: Towards Community Cloud Computing

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    Briscoe, Gerard

    2009-01-01

    Cloud Computing is rising fast, with its data centres growing at an unprecedented rate. However, this has come with concerns of privacy, efficiency at the expense of resilience, and environmental sustainability, because of the dependence on Cloud vendors such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. Community Cloud Computing makes use of the principles of Digital Ecosystems to provide a paradigm for Clouds in the community, offering an alternative architecture for the use cases of Cloud Computing. Its more technically challenging, dealing with issues of distributed computing, such as latency, differential resource management, and additional security requirements. However, these are not insurmountable challenges, and with the need to retain control over our digital lives and the potential environmental consequences, its one we must pursue.

  3. Adaptive control for accelerators

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Eaton, Lawrie E. (Los Alamos, NM); Jachim, Stephen P. (Los Alamos, NM); Natter, Eckard F. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1991-01-01

    An adaptive feedforward control loop is provided to stabilize accelerator beam loading of the radio frequency field in an accelerator cavity during successive pulses of the beam into the cavity. A digital signal processor enables an adaptive algorithm to generate a feedforward error correcting signal functionally determined by the feedback error obtained by a beam pulse loading the cavity after the previous correcting signal was applied to the cavity. Each cavity feedforward correcting signal is successively stored in the digital processor and modified by the feedback error resulting from its application to generate the next feedforward error correcting signal. A feedforward error correcting signal is generated by the digital processor in advance of the beam pulse to enable a composite correcting signal and the beam pulse to arrive concurrently at the cavity.

  4. Method and apparatus for analog signal conditioner for high speed, digital x-ray spectrometer

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Warburton, W.K.; Hubbard, B.

    1999-02-09

    A signal processing system which accepts input from an x-ray detector-preamplifier and produces a signal of reduced dynamic range for subsequent analog-to-digital conversion is disclosed. The system conditions the input signal to reduce the number of bits required in the analog-to-digital converter by removing that part of the input signal which varies only slowly in time and retaining the amplitude of the pulses which carry information about the x-rays absorbed by the detector. The parameters controlling the signal conditioner`s operation can be readily supplied in digital form, allowing it to be integrated into a feedback loop as part of a larger digital x-ray spectroscopy system. 13 figs.

  5. Method and apparatus for analog signal conditioner for high speed, digital x-ray spectrometer

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Warburton, William K. (1300 Mills St., Menlo Park, CA 94025); Hubbard, Bradley (Santa Cruz, CA)

    1999-01-01

    A signal processing system which accepts input from an x-ray detector-preamplifier and produces a signal of reduced dynamic range for subsequent analog-to-digital conversion. The system conditions the input signal to reduce the number of bits required in the analog-to-digital converter by removing that part of the input signal which varies only slowly in time and retaining the amplitude of the pulses which carry information about the x-rays absorbed by the detector. The parameters controlling the signal conditioner's operation can be readily supplied in digital form, allowing it to be integrated into a feedback loop as part of a larger digital x-ray spectroscopy system.

  6. Departmental Directives Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2006-08-16

    The Order is the primary directive for administering the Department's directives Program. Cancels: DOE O 251.1A

  7. Gamma ray spectroscopy employing divalent europium-doped alkaline earth halides and digital readout for accurate histogramming

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Cherepy, Nerine Jane; Payne, Stephen Anthony; Drury, Owen B; Sturm, Benjamin W

    2014-11-11

    A scintillator radiation detector system according to one embodiment includes a scintillator; and a processing device for processing pulse traces corresponding to light pulses from the scintillator, wherein pulse digitization is used to improve energy resolution of the system. A scintillator radiation detector system according to another embodiment includes a processing device for fitting digitized scintillation waveforms to an algorithm based on identifying rise and decay times and performing a direct integration of fit parameters. A method according to yet another embodiment includes processing pulse traces corresponding to light pulses from a scintillator, wherein pulse digitization is used to improve energy resolution of the system. A method in a further embodiment includes fitting digitized scintillation waveforms to an algorithm based on identifying rise and decay times; and performing a direct integration of fit parameters. Additional systems and methods are also presented.

  8. Preservation Planning for Digital Information: Final Report of the HVC2 Digital Preservation Task Force

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    Fyffe, Richard; Ludwig, Deborah; Roach, Mary; Schulte, Becky; Warner, Beth Forrest

    2004-11-11

    Digital preservation is the ongoing process of managing data for continuing access and use. The University of Kansas Digital Preservation Task Force was charged in October 2003 to explore the implications of a University commitment...

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

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    Bilhan, Erkan

    2001-01-01

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

  10. Methods of Digital Video Microscopy for Colloidal Studies John C. Crocker and David G. Grier

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Grier, David

    digitized video microscope images of colloidal suspensions. In a typical application, these direct imaging of colloidal microspheres 5--7 . While both image processing and the ultramicroscopy of colloidal suspensions#cients and of the separation dependence of the pair­ wise interaction potential for charge­stabilized colloid. II. TYPICAL

  11. Methods of Digital Video Microscopy for Colloidal Studies John C. Crocker and David G. Grier

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Grier, David

    digitized video microscope images of colloidal suspensions. In a typical application, these direct imaging of colloidal microspheres5­7 . While both image processing and the ultramicroscopy of colloidal suspensions and of the separation dependence of the pair- wise interaction potential for charge-stabilized colloid. II. TYPICAL

  12. Digital Immersive Virtual Environments and Instructional Computing

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    Blascovich, Jim; Beall, Andrew C.

    2010-01-01

    Immersive virtual environment technology as a research toolimmersive virtual environment technology (IVET) is the mostthat digital virtual environment technology permits and that

  13. Digital signal generation for wireless communication systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Rode, Jeremy

    2010-01-01

    Switching Amplifiers and Aperiodic Drive ..23 Figures of Merit and Metrics to Address Digital Amplifier Design.24 Drain Efficiency..24 Multistage Efficiency and Power-

  14. Digital meteorological radar data compared with digital infrared data from a geostationary meteorological satellite 

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    Henderson, Rodney Stuart

    1979-01-01

    DIGITAL METEOROLOGICAL RADAR DATA COMPARED WITH DIGITAL INFRARED DATA FROM A GEOSTATIONARY METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE A Thesis by RODNEY STUART HENDFRSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIFNCE May I979 Ma jor Subject: Meteorology DIGITAL METEOROLOGICAL RADAR DATA COMPARED WITH DIGITAL INFRARED DATA FROM A GEOSTATIONAFY METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE A Thesis by RODNEY STUART HENDERSON Approved...

  15. Key Factors for Digital Collections August 7, 2007

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    by Fondren's Digital Library Initiative We evaluate digital projects on a case by case basis. There is no oneKey Factors for Digital Collections August 7, 2007 Rice University Digital Repository Supported formula for this process and in fact welcome open discussion on potential digital projects

  16. Digital Identities | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative Fuels DataEnergy Webinar:IAbout Us|of EnergySmall- Report to CongressDigital

  17. Vacuum control subsystem for the Fermilab Tevatron

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Zagel, J.R.; Chapman, L.J.

    1981-06-01

    The CAMAC 170 module and CIA crate provide a convenient, cost effective method of interfacing any system requiring a large number of simple devices to be multiplexed into the Accelerator Control System. The system is ideal for relatively slowly changing systems where ten bit analog to digital conversions are sufficiently accurate. Together with vacuum interface CIA cards and prom-based software resident in the 170, this system is used to provide intelligent local monitoring and control for the Tevatron vacuum subsystems. Although not implemented in the vacuum interface, digital to analog converters could be included on the plug in modules as well, providing a total digital and analog multiplexing scheme. 2 refs.

  18. CMOS-compatible InP/InGaAs digital photoreceiver

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lovejoy, M.L.; Rose, B.H.; Craft, D.C.; Enquist, P.M.; Slater, D.B. Jr.

    1997-11-04

    A digital photoreceiver is formed monolithically on an InP semiconductor substrate and comprises a p-i-n photodetector formed from a plurality of InP/InGaAs layers deposited by an epitaxial growth process and an adjacent heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) amplifier formed from the same InP/InGaAs layers. The photoreceiver amplifier operates in a large-signal mode to convert a detected photocurrent signal into an amplified output capable of directly driving integrated circuits such as CMOS. In combination with an optical transmitter, the photoreceiver may be used to establish a short-range channel of digital optical communications between integrated circuits with applications to multi-chip modules (MCMs). The photoreceiver may also be used with fiber optic coupling for establishing longer-range digital communications (i.e. optical interconnects) between distributed computers or the like. Arrays of digital photoreceivers may be formed on a common substrate for establishing a plurality of channels of digital optical communication, with each photoreceiver being spaced by less than about 1 mm and consuming less than about 20 mW of power, and preferably less than about 10 mW. Such photoreceiver arrays are useful for transferring huge amounts of digital data between integrated circuits at bit rates of up to about 1,000 Mb/s or more. 4 figs.

  19. CMOS-compatible InP/InGaAs digital photoreceiver

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lovejoy, Michael L. (Albuquerque, NM); Rose, Benny H. (Albuquerque, NM); Craft, David C. (Albuquerque, NM); Enquist, Paul M. (Cary, NC); Slater, Jr., David B. (Raleigh, NC)

    1997-01-01

    A digital photoreceiver is formed monolithically on an InP semiconductor substrate and comprises a p-i-n photodetector formed from a plurality of InP/InGaAs layers deposited by an epitaxial growth process and an adjacent heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) amplifier formed from the same InP/InGaAs layers. The photoreceiver amplifier operates in a large-signal mode to convert a detected photocurrent signal into an amplified output capable of directly driving integrated circuits such as CMOS. In combination with an optical transmitter, the photoreceiver may be used to establish a short-range channel of digital optical communications between integrated circuits with applications to multi-chip modules (MCMs). The photoreceiver may also be used with fiber optic coupling for establishing longer-range digital communications (i.e. optical interconnects) between distributed computers or the like. Arrays of digital photoreceivers may be formed on a common substrate for establishing a plurality of channels of digital optical communication, with each photoreceiver being spaced by less than about 1 mm and consuming less than about 20 mW of power, and preferably less than about 10 mW. Such photoreceiver arrays are useful for transferring huge amounts of digital data between integrated circuits at bit rates of up to about 1000 Mb/s or more.

  20. Control system devices : architectures and supply channels overview.

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    Trent, Jason; Atkins, William Dee; Schwartz, Moses Daniel; Mulder, John C.

    2010-08-01

    This report describes a research project to examine the hardware used in automated control systems like those that control the electric grid. This report provides an overview of the vendors, architectures, and supply channels for a number of control system devices. The research itself represents an attempt to probe more deeply into the area of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) - the specialized digital computers that control individual processes within supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. The report (1) provides an overview of control system networks and PLC architecture, (2) furnishes profiles for the top eight vendors in the PLC industry, (3) discusses the communications protocols used in different industries, and (4) analyzes the hardware used in several PLC devices. As part of the project, several PLCs were disassembled to identify constituent components. That information will direct the next step of the research, which will greatly increase our understanding of PLC security in both the hardware and software areas. Such an understanding is vital for discerning the potential national security impact of security flaws in these devices, as well as for developing proactive countermeasures.

  1. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bruce Margon

    1998-08-19

    The Sloan Digital Sky Survey is an ambitious, multi-institutional project to create a huge digital imaging and spectroscopic data bank of 25% of the celestial sphere, approximately 10,000 deg^2 centred on the north galactic polar cap. The photometric atlas will be in 5 specially-chosen colours, covering the pi ster of the Survey area to a limiting magnitude of r~23.1, on 0.4" pixels, resulting in a 1 Tpixel map. This data base will be automatically analysed to catalog the photometric and astrometric properties of 10^8 stellar images, 10^8 galaxies, and 10^6 colour-selected QSO candidates; the galaxy data will in addition include detailed morphological data. The photometric data are used to autonomously and homogeneously select objects for the spectroscopic survey, which will include spectra of 10^6 galaxies, 10^5 QSOs, and 10^5 unusual stars. Although the project was originally motivated by the desire to study Large Scale Structure, we anticipate that these data will impact virtually every field of astronomy, from Earth-crossing asteroids to QSOs at z>6. In particular, the ~12 TByte multi-colour, precision calibrated imaging archive should be a world resource for many decades of the next century.

  2. PUBLISHED ONLINE: 31 JANUARY 2010 | DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS1513 Static control logic for microfluidic devices using

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    Loss, Daniel

    to be designed. Outputs from this digital control logic can then be used to control traditional analyte flow to be designed. Outputs from this highly compact digital control logic can then be used to control traditional multiple analysis systems to be placed on a microfluidic chip. However, microfluidic large

  3. Original articles The Stanford Digital Library metadata architecturec

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gravano, Luis

    Original articles The Stanford Digital Library metadata architecturec Michelle Baldonado, Chen / Accepted: 14 January 1997 Abstract. The overall goal of the Stanford Digital Library project is to provide an infrastructure that aords interoperability among heterogeneous, autono- mous digital library services

  4. A Digital Microphone Array for Distant Speech Recognition 

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    Zwyssig, Erich; Lincoln, Mike; Renals, Steve

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, the design, implementation and testing of a digital microphone array is presented. The array uses digital MEMS microphones which integrate the microphone, amplifier and analogue to digital converter on a single chip in place...

  5. Digitally Assisted and Hybrid Architectures for RF Transceivers in

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Dawson, Joel

    ! #12;15 Digitally assisted CFB, part I · Slowly step through all symbols, and fill LUT. #12;16 Digitally assisted CFB, part II · Transmit using open-loop digital predistortion. · Retrain as needed. #12

  6. From Point to Pixel: A Genealogy of Digital Aesthetics

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    Hoy, Meredith Anne

    2010-01-01

    From Point to Pixel: A Genealogy of Digital Aesthetics byFrom Point to Pixel: A Genealogy of Digital Aesthetics byFrom Point to Pixel: A Genealogy of Digital Aesthetics, I

  7. RF digital-to-analog converter

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Conway, Patrick H. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA); Yu, David U. L. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)

    1995-01-01

    A digital-to analogue converter for producing an RF output signal proportional to a digital input word of N bits from an RF reference input, N being an integer greater or equal to 2. The converter comprises a plurality of power splitters, power combiners and a plurality of mixers or RF switches connected in a predetermined configuration.

  8. RF digital-to-analog converter

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Conway, P.H.; Yu, D.U.L.

    1995-02-28

    A digital-to-analog converter is disclosed for producing an RF output signal proportional to a digital input word of N bits from an RF reference input, N being an integer greater or equal to 2. The converter comprises a plurality of power splitters, power combiners and a plurality of mixers or RF switches connected in a predetermined configuration. 18 figs.

  9. Collection Metadata Solutions for Digital Library Applications

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    Janée, Greg

    sources that once could be considered as distinct primary (original works), secondary (indexingCollection Metadata Solutions for Digital Library Applications Linda L. Hill and Greg Jane´ e Alexandria Digital Library Project, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1205 Girvetz, Santa Barbara, CA

  10. Addressable Advertising on Digital Television Vincent Dureau

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Masthoff, Judith

    Addressable Advertising on Digital Television Vincent Dureau Chief Technology Officer, OpenTV 275 of digital technology is having a profound effect on television advertising. While television advertising costs are increasing, its efficiency is decreasing. The traditional models for advertising on television

  11. MODEL DG535 Digital Delay / Pulse Generator

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Berns, Hans-Gerd

    MODEL DG535 Digital Delay / Pulse Generator 1290-D Reamwood Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089 U.S.A. Phone/2000 #12;i DG535 DIGITAL DELAY / PULSE GENERATOR OPERATION AND SERVICE MANUAL Table of Contents CONDENSED Sequence Sheet #4 Rate Generators Sheet #5 Power Supply and Dropout Detection Sheet #6 System Connectors

  12. Optical analog-to-digital converter

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Vawter, G. Allen (Corrales, NM); Raring, James (Goleta, CA); Skogen, Erik J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2009-07-21

    An optical analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is disclosed which converts an input optical analog signal to an output optical digital signal at a sampling rate defined by a sampling optical signal. Each bit of the digital representation is separately determined using an optical waveguide interferometer and an optical thresholding element. The interferometer uses the optical analog signal and the sampling optical signal to generate a sinusoidally-varying output signal using cross-phase-modulation (XPM) or a photocurrent generated from the optical analog signal. The sinusoidally-varying output signal is then digitized by the thresholding element, which includes a saturable absorber or at least one semiconductor optical amplifier, to form the optical digital signal which can be output either in parallel or serially.

  13. High Sampling Rate Dynamic Inversion - Digital Signal Processing, Filter Realizations and Applications in Digital Control

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    Chang, Herrick

    2012-01-01

    IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatronics, 13(1):112–116, Feb. 2008. [IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatronics, 15(3):480–491, Jun. 2010. [Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, pp. 969–974, Jul. 2005. [

  14. High Sampling Rate Dynamic Inversion - Digital Signal Processing, Filter Realizations and Applications in Digital Control

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    Chang, Herrick

    2012-01-01

    is the reference or disturbance frequency. q(z) is typicallyfrequency and all of its harmonics of the reference and disturbance,Gain(dB) Frequency (Hz) Error PSD ? Disturbance Rejection of

  15. Born Broken: Fonts and Information Loss in Legacy Digital Documents

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    Brown, Geoffrey; Woods, Kam

    2009-01-01

    ACM conference on Digital libraries, 152–161. New York, NY,joint conference on Digital libraries, 86–94. New York, NY,

  16. The Digital Revolution in Measurements

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    Kirkham, Harold

    2013-02-27

    This paper considers what it means to make a measurement, and the changes in measurement technology over the years. The impact of the latest changes, which have resulted in most electrical measurements being done digitally, is explored. It is argued that the process of measurement can be considered equivalent to one of data compression. The smart grid will certainly result in many more signals being made available, and therefore a great deal of data compression will be taking place. Measurements will be made in parts of the power system presently unmonitored, as well as parts that are already well covered by instrumentation. The smart grid engineer must decide what it means to have “useful” information. Unless care is taken, the signal processing may furnish information that is not useful, and may not even make sense. The paper concludes by examining the possibilities of data compression from multiple separate signals.

  17. Things to Consider When Upgrading a Non-Power Reactor to a Digital I&C System

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    Muhlheim, Michael David; Hardin, LeRoy A; Hardesty, Duane; Wilson, Thomas L

    2011-01-01

    Non-Power Reactor (NPR) licensees are increasing their use of state-of-the-art digital technology in instrumentation and control (I&C) systems because digital systems offer improved reactor control, information processing, and information storage. In Generic Letter GL 95-02, the NRC recognized that the design characteristics specific to the new digital electronics could result in failure modes and system malfunctions that either were not considered during the initial plant design or not evaluated in sufficient detail in the safety analysis report. These concerns include potential common mode failures. A conversion from analog to digital I&C systems in NPRs solves some problems while potentially introducing others. Good design, engineering, review, and testing can identify and minimize these risks.

  18. Directives Quarterly Updates

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    Listings of new Justification Memoranda and new or revised Directives that have been posted to the DOE Directives, Delegations, and Requirements Portal. Updated quarterly.

  19. Low-frequency square-wave electronic ballast with resonant ignition using digital mode and power

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    Low-frequency square-wave electronic ballast with resonant ignition using digital mode and power both the functions of a resonant circuit for lamp ignition and a current controlled low frequency of the FB converter according to the lamp requirements. I. INTRODUCTION The primary motivation for using low

  20. On the Impact of Social Botnets for Spam Distribution and Digital-influence Manipulation

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    Zhang, Rui

    On the Impact of Social Botnets for Spam Distribution and Digital-influence Manipulation Jinxue,yczhang}@asu.edu, ruizhang@hawaii.edu,ghyan@lanl.gov Abstract--Online social networks (OSNs) are increasingly threatened by social bots which are software-controlled OSN accounts that mimic human users with malicious intentions

  1. Automated Design of Pin-Constrained Digital Microfluidic Arrays for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications*

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    Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

    Automated Design of Pin-Constrained Digital Microfluidic Arrays for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications-dimensional array [6,7]. Droplet motion in such devices is typically controlled by a system clock, which is similar". The level of system integration and design complexity of such mixed-technology devices are expected

  2. ECE 450/1: Digital System Design Knowledge of Design Methodology

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    Connors, Daniel A.

    , control) - Design trade-offs (area, speed, power) - Design methodology and design flow for complex logicECE 450/1: Digital System Design Knowledge of Design Methodology and Design Flow - ECE102 Pre-requisites: - Understands complex logic minimization through QM and CAD methods Switching Theory Finite-State Machines Gates

  3. A Fingerprint Classification Technique Using Directional Images Meltem Ballan and F. Ayhan Sakarya

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    Evans, Brian L.

    A Fingerprint Classification Technique Using Directional Images Meltem Ballan and F. Ayhan Sakarya directional histograms. The technique enhances the digitized image using adaptive clipping and image matching classification methods, such as Galton and Henry Classification [2], rely on point patterns in fingerprints which

  4. Digitally controlled simple shear apparatus for dynamic soil testing

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    Duku, Pendo M; Stewart, Jonathan P; Whang, Daniel H; Venugopal, Ravi

    2007-01-01

    Techniques in Soil Mechanics,” Soils Found. , Vol. 23, No.Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics, A. Taran- tino, E.

  5. Toward Digital Ecologies:Intelligent Agent Networks Controlling Interdependent Infrastructures

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    Ulieru, Mihaela

    peak demand for energy enables reduction in total energy production, reducing demand for non-renewable, renewable forms of energy production into the grid (e.g., wind, solar). As demand falls and non-renewable AND MOTIVATION ritical infrastructures, such as power distribution systems are designed according to two

  6. Modern Boiler Control and Why Digital Systems are Better 

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    Hughart, C. L.

    1983-01-01

    Steam generation in petrochemical plants and refineries is in a state of change. Expensive fuels have resulted in greater use of waste heat recovery boilers and other energy conservation measures. As a result, many conventional boilers have been...

  7. Digital Controller Chip Set for Isolated DC Power Supplies

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    for switching power supplies can offer a number of advantages including a reduction of the number of passive vary significantly from component to component and over temperature. To ensure closed-loop voltage regulation with adequate stability margins, a conservative design approach is taken: the feedback loop

  8. Minimum Phase Response in Digitally Controlled Boost and Flyback Converters

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    -frequency switching power converters has been related to point-of-load synchronous buck converters, while fewer, Mariko Shirazi and Dragan Maksimovic Colorado Power Electronics Center ECE Department, University-phase responses, thus simplifying compensator design in wide bandwidth closed-loop voltage regulators based

  9. Digital Control of Resonant Converters: Enhancing Frequency Resolution by Dithering

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    -resolution frequency drive when the quality factor of the network is high or to avoid limit cycle oscillations the CPU. Theoretical analysis was carried out to model the proposed dithering method when applied to drive the signal is used to drive resonant networks. The proposed approach was tested experimentally on two types

  10. Time Domain Identification of PWM Converters for Digital Controllers Design

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    and Sam Ben-Yaakov Power Electronics Laboratory Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Ben interpretation of the output response. The effects of switching and quantization noise were overcome by choosing and noise immunity, and additional manipulations of the data records (by cross-correlation and Fourier

  11. Digital Mapping Of Structurally Controlled Geothermal Features With GPS

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTIONRobertsdale, Alabama (UtilityInstrumentsArea (DOE GTP) Jump to:SouthBar,eólicoDidionGas IncUnits

  12. Digital Mapping Of Structurally Controlled Geothermal Features With Gps

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoopButtePower VenturesInformation9)ask queries TypeDeveloper|WindsDifwind

  13. TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL AUTORADIOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES: A COMPARISON STUDY

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    Gibbs, K; Carol Kestin, C

    2006-08-29

    This report fulfills the FY 2006 Enhanced Surveillance Campaign Level 3 milestones for Task TSR 11.1 as defined in the execution plan [1, 2]. The purpose of this task is to reduce the cycle time necessary to complete analytical evaluations required for surveillance of reservoirs. The development of the digital autoradiography system supports this task. The digital autoradiography system is currently operational and ready for implementation in reservoir surveillance performed in the Materials Test Facility (MTF) at Savannah River Site (SRS). SRS requests design agency (Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory) concurrence for the implementation of this system and on the establishment, in conjunction with the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), of the implementation requirements for this system. Stainless steel tritium reservoirs and pinch welded tubes, which have been exposed to tritium for a prolonged period, are destructively evaluated at the end of their service lives for a variety of reasons. One requirement of this evaluation is to assess the tritium diffusion into the reservoir material. The current method used to determine the geometry and depth of tritium penetration is autoradiography. This technique employs a photographic emulsion and has been effective for a number of years. The primary disadvantage of this technique is the time required to obtain results. The success of the traditional technique is dependent on many variables, such as the proficiency of the operators in conducting sample preparation, the geometry of the sample and the shelf life of the photographic chemicals. If results are not satisfactory, several repetitions are often required and usually add weeks to the total analysis time for the sample. Due to the extensive time required for the liquid emulsion autoradiography method, a new, faster technique was desired. Personnel from the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) have been working on a system based on digital imaging technology to replace the current method. The purpose of this report is to provide a description of the current method, a description of the equipment for the new digital method and its capabilities, and a direct comparison of the results between the existing and proposed techniques. The advantages of the digital method is the reduced time of exposure (from 24 hours to around 10 minutes), increased sample throughput, reduced rework of samples, and the elimination of chemical processing.

  14. An Automated Method for Digitizing Color Thematic Maps

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lawrence, Rick L.

    was to capture analog maps in three color bands using a digital camera and perform a su- pervised classification on the resulting digital images to pro- duce digital thematic maps for GIS analysis. Post classification proceduresAn Automated Method for Digitizing Color Thematic Maps Rick L. Lawrence, Joseph E. Means

  15. Some thoughts on the near-future Digital Mathematics Library

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Some thoughts on the near-future Digital Mathematics Library Thierry Bouche Université de Grenoble. The mathematicians' Digital mathematics library (DML) summarises the generous project that all mathematics ever literature is already available in some digital format, nothing looking like one digital mathematics library

  16. Workshop report: Usability of Digital Libraries @ JCDL'02 Ann Blandford

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Blandford, Ann

    Workshop report: Usability of Digital Libraries @ JCDL'02 Ann Blandford UCL Interaction Centre a workshop on "Usability of Digital Libraries" at JCDL'02 was the recognition that digital libraries. An interviewee in one of our earlier studies on experiences of working with digital libraries commented that "It

  17. Concurrent signal combining and channel estimation in digital communications

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ormesher, Richard C. (Albuquerque, NM); Mason, John J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2011-08-30

    In the reception of digital information transmitted on a communication channel, a characteristic exhibited by the communication channel during transmission of the digital information is estimated based on a communication signal that represents the digital information and has been received via the communication channel. Concurrently with the estimating, the communication signal is used to decide what digital information was transmitted.

  18. A COST-EFFECTIVE DIGITAL FORENSICS INVESTIGATION MODEL

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Overill, Richard E.

    i #12;ii #12;Chapter 1 A COST-EFFECTIVE DIGITAL FORENSICS INVESTIGATION MODEL R.E. Overill, M. Kwan, K.P. Chow, P. Lai and F. Law Abstract Computers operate at discrete points in time and hence digital the perspective of a digital investigation, it is the duty of digital investigators or forensic examiners

  19. International Journal on Digital ISSN 1432-5012

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Schulze, Jürgen P.

    library infra- structure such as Fedora. Keywords Digital preservation · Policy-driven system · Policy

  20. Everything Digital: Converting the world in 2 Exabytes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lesk, Michael

    2003-11-05

    Nearly everything created today is in digital format: music is on digital CDs, documents come from word processing, still photography is switching to digital cameras and even movies are now edited digitally. What about the past? We have projects like the Million Book Project scanning one million books, and we know technically how to convert everything: the problems are legal, economic and organizational.

  1. BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF DIGITAL AUTORADIOGRAPHY WITH A MWPC

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bellazzini, R.

    2010-01-01

    LBL-13772 Biomedical Applications of Digital Autoradiographya very useful detector for biomedical applications. Compared

  2. Title: Canadian Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Data Creator /

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    , Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Keywords (Subject): Contours, Digital Elevation

  3. Interactive Document Processing and Digital Libraries George Nagy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Nagy, George

    Interactive Document Processing and Digital Libraries George Nagy Electrical, Computer and Systems explore connections between digital libraries and in- teractive document image analysis. Digital libraries in digital libraries to target problems whose solu- tion would automate, or partially automate, tasks cur

  4. Status of the NDLTD Networked Digital Library of Theses

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Beex, A. A. "Louis"

    Status of the NDLTD Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Gail McMillan Digital;The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations www.NDLTD.org Leader of the Worldwide ETD? · Help graduate students learn about e- publishing and digital libraries · Apply that knowledge

  5. Intellectual Property Rights For Digital Library And Hypertext Publishing

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Glushko, Robert J.

    Intellectual Property Rights For Digital Library And Hypertext Publishing Systems: An Analysis of digital media will inevitably require some adjustments in the copyright model if digital libraries. By far the most ambitious proposal for a digital library and hypertext publishing environment is Ted

  6. Digital fabrication in the architectural design process

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Seely, Jennifer C. K., 1975-

    2004-01-01

    Digital fabrication is affecting the architectural design process due to the increasingly important role it has in the fabrication of architectural models. Many design professionals, professors, and students have experienced ...

  7. Digital asset pricing in the textbook market

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Molina, Katherine (Katherine V.)

    2011-01-01

    The U.S. college textbook market is in the midst of a seismic shift: publishers are creating new products, students are demanding more sophisticated digital content and instructors are just beginning to experiment with ...

  8. Text representations in digital hypermedia library systems 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lokken, Sveinung Taraldsrud

    1993-01-01

    The advent of the digital library poses a great number of challenging research questions in the areas of hypermedia, computer-human interaction, information retrieval, and information science. Choosing a representation for text converted from...

  9. SIP : a smart digital image processing library

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zhou, Mengyao

    2005-01-01

    The Smart Image Processing (SIP) library was developed to provide automated real-time digital image processing functions on camera phones with integer microprocessors. Many of the functions are not available on commercial ...

  10. Speech processing using digital MEMS microphones 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zwyssig, Erich Paul

    2013-11-28

    The last few years have seen the start of a unique change in microphones for consumer devices such as smartphones or tablets. Almost all analogue capacitive microphones are being replaced by digital silicon microphones ...

  11. Mobile retrospective : shrinking the digital divide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    McLean, David Bruce, 1975-

    2003-01-01

    The concept of the digital divide is a condition in the urban context where informationalization via computer technology exacerbates a duality that consists of those who have access to information technologies, and those ...

  12. Digital Construction Platform: A Compound Arm Approach

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    Spielberg, Nathan A.

    2014-01-01

    We introduce a novel large-scale Digital Construction Platform (DCP) for on-site sensing, analysis, and fabrication. The DCP is an in-progress research project consisting of a compound robotic arm system comprised of a ...

  13. DIGITAL SYNTHESIS TOOLS FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kruus, Margus

    and manufacturing of digital systems to new grades of complexity. Computer aided design education deals an interactive environment of "leaning by doing". Beyond their ability to better convey certain concepts

  14. Cultivating Shared Services - Four Winds Digital Signage 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bolton, Michael; Richardson, Casey; Sweeney, David

    2015-10-27

    Shared Services Four Winds Digital Signage Texas A&M Technology Summit 2015 February 10-13, 2015 Moody Gardens Galveston, Texas Presenters • Michael Bolton, TAMU Libraries • Casey Richardson, TAMU Marketing and Communications • David Sweeney, TAMU...

  15. Digital imaging tracing technology for print media 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Milne, Stewart William

    1997-01-01

    This thesis examines and analyzes the existing state of digital technology use in print media and the attitudes of those using the technology to develop a technology that would help prevent the unethical manipulation of ...

  16. Material feedback in digital design tools

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Stanton, Christian J

    2009-01-01

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

  17. Spatial recurrence analysis: A sensitive and fast detection tool in digital mammography

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Prado, T. L.; Galuzio, P. P.; Lopes, S. R.; Viana, R. L.

    2014-03-15

    Efficient diagnostics of breast cancer requires fast digital mammographic image processing. Many breast lesions, both benign and malignant, are barely visible to the untrained eye and requires accurate and reliable methods of image processing. We propose a new method of digital mammographic image analysis that meets both needs. It uses the concept of spatial recurrence as the basis of a spatial recurrence quantification analysis, which is the spatial extension of the well-known time recurrence analysis. The recurrence-based quantifiers are able to evidence breast lesions in a way as good as the best standard image processing methods available, but with a better control over the spurious fragments in the image.

  18. Analog circuit for controlling acoustic transducer arrays

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Drumheller, Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)

    1991-01-01

    A simplified ananlog circuit is presented for controlling electromechanical transducer pairs in an acoustic telemetry system. The analog circuit of this invention comprises a single electrical resistor which replaces all of the digital components in a known digital circuit. In accordance with this invention, a first transducer in a transducer pair of array is driven in series with the resistor. The voltage drop across this resistor is then amplified and used to drive the second transducer. The voltage drop across the resistor is proportional and in phase with the current to the transducer. This current is approximately 90 degrees out of phase with the driving voltage to the transducer. This phase shift replaces the digital delay required by the digital control circuit of the prior art.

  19. Digital electronic bone growth stimulator

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kronberg, J.W.

    1993-01-01

    The present invention relates to the electrical treatment of biological tissue. In particular, the present invention discloses a device that produces discrete electrical pulse trains for treating osteoporosis and accelerating bone growth. According to its major aspects and broadly stated, the present invention consists of an electrical circuit configuration capable of generating Bassett-type waveforms shown with alternative signals provide for the treatment of either fractured bones or osteoporosis. The signal generator comprises a quartz clock, an oscillator circuit, a binary divider chain, and a plurality of simple, digital logic gates. Signals are delivered efficiently, with little or no distortion, and uniformly distributed throughout the area of injury. Perferably, power is furnished by widely available and inexpensive radio batteries, needing replacement only once in several days. The present invention can be affixed to a medical cast without a great increase in either weight or bulk. Also, the disclosed stimulator can be used to treat osteoporosis or to strengthen a healing bone after the cast has been removed by attaching the device to the patient`s skin or clothing.

  20. AD : Airworthiness Directive ADC : Air Data Computer

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ladkin, Peter B.

    Reference Unit LAND : Landing LATC : London Air Traffic Control L/D : Landing LIG : Landing Gear LOC and Test Panel NAV : Navigation NPA : Non Precision Approach NTSB : National Transportation Safety Board : Thrust Control Computer TCD : Ministry of Transport Civil Aviation Bureau Directive TFC : Traffic THR

  1. Digital image processing of coal stream combustion 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gopalakrishnan, Chengappalli Periyasamy

    1994-01-01

    DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING OF COAL STREAM COMBUSTION A Thesis by CHENGAPPALLI PERIYASAMY GOPALAKRISHNAN Submitted to Texas A k M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as to style... and content by: a yan Annama at (Chair of Committee) en (Member) Norman C. Gris old (Member) George Peterson (Head of Department) May 1994 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering ABSTRACT Digital Image Processing of Coal Stream Combustion. (May 1994...

  2. KU Libraries Digital Data Services Strategy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    McEathron, Scott R.

    2013-01-16

    : facilitating access to and understanding of digital research data. Enhancing data access (sharing, publication) and data literacy can be achieved in the following ways: 1) enhance metadata quality in systems such as KU ScholarWorks; 2) better establish... of abstraction from which information and then knowledge are derived; may be structured or unstructured; digital or analog; factual numbers, words, images, etc., accepted as they stand that are often used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation.4...

  3. On Model Based Synthesis of Embedded Control Software Vadim Alimguzhin

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Tronci, Enrico

    Systems are indeed Software Based Control Sys- tems (SBCSs), that is control systems whose controller Model Based Design approaches for control software. Given the formal model of a plant as a Discrete Time Linear Hybrid System and the implementation specifications (that is, number of bits in the Analog-to-Digital

  4. Digital Music Research UK Roadmap www.dmrn.org/roadmap Developed by the Digital Music Research Network 1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Miranda, Eduardo Reck

    Digital Music Research ­ UK Roadmap www.dmrn.org/roadmap Developed by the Digital Music Research Network 1 Research Goals in Digital Music: A Ten Year View Music Exploitation and Distribution Recent advances in Digital Music Research point to many new and enhanced ways that music will be stored

  5. Digital Music Research UK Roadmap www.dmrn.org/roadmap Developed by the Digital Music Research Network 1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Miranda, Eduardo Reck

    Digital Music Research ­ UK Roadmap www.dmrn.org/roadmap Developed by the Digital Music Research Network 1 Research Goals in Digital Music: A Ten Year View Musical Innovation Music created using computer digital music tools through the widespread dissemination of computing and portable computing technology

  6. Digital Music Research UK Roadmap www.dmrn.org/roadmap Developed by the Digital Music Research Network 1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Miranda, Eduardo Reck

    Digital Music Research ­ UK Roadmap www.dmrn.org/roadmap Developed by the Digital Music Research ­ UK Roadmap www.dmrn.org/roadmap Developed by the Digital Music Research Network 2 includes weightings are. Neither is it #12;Digital Music Research ­ UK Roadmap www.dmrn.org/roadmap Developed

  7. L.J. van Vliet and P.W. Verbeek, Curvature and bending energy in digitized 2D and 3D images, in: SCIA'93, Proc. Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis, Tromso, Norway, 1993, 1403-1410.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    van Vliet, Lucas J.

    L.J. van Vliet and P.W. Verbeek, Curvature and bending energy in digitized 2D and 3D images, in-1410. Curvature and Bending Energy in Digitized 2D and 3D Images Lucas J. van Vliet and Piet W. Verbeek Pattern. In this paper we estimate object curvature directly from a properly sampled gray- scale image using 2D isotropic

  8. L.J. van Vliet and P.W. Verbeek, Curvature and bending energy in digitized 2D and 3D images, in: SCIA'93, Proc. 8 th Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis, Tromso, Norway, 1993, 14031410.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    van Vliet, Lucas J.

    L.J. van Vliet and P.W. Verbeek, Curvature and bending energy in digitized 2D and 3D images, in­1410. Curvature and Bending Energy in Digitized 2D and 3D Images Lucas J. van Vliet and Piet W. Verbeek Pattern. In this paper we estimate object curvature directly from a properly sampled gray­ scale image using 2D isotropic

  9. Departmental Directives Program - DOE Directives, Delegations...

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

    DOE O 251.1C, Departmental Directives Program and Conforming Changes to DOE O 252.1, Technical Standards Program Redline of DOE O 251.1D - First Draft Comment Response Report...

  10. Alexandria Digital Earth ProtoType The Alexandria Digital Earth

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Janée, Greg

    , deletion ­ XSLT(native XML metadata) ­ import from other collection Bucket refinements Metadata bucket-Jun-2001 ADEPT Implementation SDLIP proxyweb browser Bucket99 driver web intermediary/ XML HTML converter configuration file core functionality access control (service- and collection-level) query fan-out & results

  11. Direct/Indirect Costs

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1997-03-28

    This chapter provides recommended categories for direct and indirect elements developed by the Committee for Cost Methods Development (CCMD) and describes various estimating techniques for direct and indirect costs.

  12. Directives System Manual

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1998-01-30

    This Manual provides detailed requirements to supplement DOE O 251.1A, Directives System, dated 1-30-98.

  13. GIS Fundamentals: Introduction to GIS Lesson 3, Digitizing Lesson 3: Digitizing in ArcMap

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Butler, Christopher J.

    GIS Fundamentals: Introduction to GIS Lesson 3, Digitizing Lesson 3: Digitizing in ArcMap What You Chapter 4 in the GIS Fundamentals textbook before starting this lab, as the chapter covers the basics on how the photo was taken (flying height, terrain, camera tilt, and other factors). GIS data

  14. MANAGING DIGITAL ASSETS Digital assets are becoming the value-carrying

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Krintz, Chandra

    MANAGING DIGITAL ASSETS Digital assets are becoming the value-carrying resources that underlie much the implementation of this access functionality from the technologies that are used to manage and store the assets guarantees and fault management strategies associated with the assets and the implementing tech- nologies

  15. WE-D-BRD-01: Innovation in Radiation Therapy Delivery: Advanced Digital Linac Features

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    Xing, L; Wong, J; Li, R

    2014-06-15

    Last few years has witnessed significant advances in linac technology and therapeutic dose delivery method. Digital linacs equipped with high dose rate FFF beams have been clinically implemented in a number of hospitals. Gated VMAT is becoming increasingly popular in treating tumors affected by respiratory motion. This session is devoted to update the audience with these technical advances and to present our experience in clinically implementing the new linacs and dose delivery methods. Topics to be covered include, technical features of new generation of linacs from different vendors, dosimetric characteristics and clinical need for FFF-beam based IMRT and VMAT, respiration-gated VMAT, the concept and implementation of station parameter optimized radiation therapy (SPORT), beam level imaging and onboard image guidance tools. Emphasis will be on providing fundamental understanding of the new treatment delivery and image guidance strategies, control systems, and the associated dosimetric characteristics. Commissioning and acceptance experience on these new treatment delivery technologies will be reported. Clinical experience and challenges encountered during the process of implementation of the new treatment techniques and future applications of the systems will also be highlighted. Learning Objectives: Present background knowledge of emerging digital linacs and summarize their key geometric and dosimetric features. SPORT as an emerging radiation therapy modality specifically designed to take advantage of digital linacs. Discuss issues related to the acceptance and commissioning of the digital linacs and FFF beams. Describe clinical utility of the new generation of digital linacs and their future applications.

  16. Federspiel Controls’ Data Center Energy Efficient Cooling Control System

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-05-31

    Fact sheet about combining artificial intelligence with variable flow control, direct temperature measurement, and best practices that can reduce cooling energy use by up to 50%.

  17. EXPERIMENTAL TEST FACILITY FOR EVALUATION OF CONTROLS AND CONTROL STRATEGIES

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    Warren, Mashuri L.

    2013-01-01

    Pseudo collector vs Return boiler V2 Direct heating Supplysensors Flow switches Boiler enable I DORIC 220 data loggercollector, consists of a boiler with a controlled mixing

  18. Directional recoil rates for WIMP direct detection

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Alenazi, Moqbil S.; Gondolo, Paolo [Department of Physics, University of Utah, 115 S 1400 E Rm 201, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0830 (United States)

    2008-02-15

    New techniques for the laboratory direct detection of dark matter weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) are sensitive to the recoil direction of the struck nuclei. We compute and compare the directional recoil rates dR/dcos{theta} (where {theta} is the angle measured from a reference direction in the sky) for several WIMP velocity distributions including the standard dark halo and anisotropic models such as Sikivie's late-infall halo model and logarithmic-ellipsoidal models. Since some detectors may be unable to distinguish the beginning of the recoil track from its end (lack of head-tail discrimination), we introduce a folded directional recoil rate dR/d|cos{theta}|, where |cos{theta}| does not distinguish the head from the tail of the track. We compute the CS{sub 2} and CF{sub 4} exposures required to distinguish a signal from an isotropic background noise, and find that dR/d|cos{theta}| is effective for the standard dark halo and some but not all anisotropic models.

  19. 13 Dec 1997 ESF VEG Digital Data for Engineering Geology; Disaster or Benefit 1 Digital Data for EngineeringDigital Data for Engineering

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    Hack, Robert

    13 Dec 1997 ESF VEG Digital Data for Engineering Geology; Disaster or Benefit 1 Digital Data for EngineeringDigital Data for Engineering Geology: Disaster or BenefitGeology: Disaster or Benefit Robert Hack Section Engineering Geology Centre for Technical Geosciences International Institute for Aerospace Survey

  20. Optimization Digital Image Watermarking Technique for Patent Protection

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Elnajjar, Mahmoud; Zaidan, B B; Sharif, Mohamed Elhadi M; Alanazi, Hamdan O

    2010-01-01

    The rapid development of multimedia and internet allows for wide distribution of digital media data. It becomes much easier to edit, modify and duplicate digital information besides that, digital documents are also easy to copy and distribute, therefore it will be faced by many threats. It is a big security and privacy issue. Another problem with digital document and video is that undetectable modifications can be made with very simple and widely available equipment, which put the digital material for evidential purposes under question With the large flood of information and the development of the digital format, it become necessary to find appropriate protection because of the significance, accuracy and sensitivity of the information, therefore multimedia technology and popularity of internet communications they have great interest in using digital watermarks for the purpose of copy protection and content authentication. Digital watermarking is a technique used to embed a known piece of digital data within a...

  1. The immersive virtual environment of the Digital Fulldome: Considerations of relevant psychological processes

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    Schnall, Simone; Hedge, Craig; Weaver, Ruth

    2012-01-01

    the sound of a river from a given direction to indicate its location. Within fulldome environments, designers and researchers need to determine optimal ways of presenting within the medium, and assess whether performance differences emerge relative... RUNNING HEAD: PSYCHOLOGY OF THE FULLDOME The Immersive Virtual Environment of the Digital Fulldome: Considerations of Relevant Psychological Processes Simone Schnall University of Cambridge Craig Hedge University of Bristol Ruth...

  2. Classified Matter Protection and Control

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1995-09-26

    Provides detailed requirements to supplement DOE O 471.2, which establishes policy for the protection and control of classified and unclassified information. Does not cancel other directives.

  3. Government Information in the Digital Age: The Once and Future Federal Depository Library Program

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    Jacobs, James A; Jacobs, James R; Yeo, Shinjoung

    2005-01-01

    of California’s California Digital Library (CDL) “has beenstored in separate digital library collections, fromat the California Digital Library summed up the preservation

  4. When use cases are not useful: Data practices, astronomy, and digital libraries

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wynholds, Laura; Fearon, David; Borgman, Christine L; Traweek, Sharon

    2011-01-01

    joint conference on digital libraries, ACM (2010), 283–C.L. , and Pepe, A. Digital libraries for scientific datajoint conference on Digital libraries, ACM (2010), 333-340.

  5. Designing mobile digital library services for pre-engineering and technology literacy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2007-01-01

    D. Campbell, A collaborative digital library for children: AS. Weng, Designing a digital library for young children: AnJoint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Revised, (

  6. Slides for When use cases are not useful: Data practices, astronomy, and digital libraries

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    Wynholds, Laura; Fearon, David; Borgman, Christine L; Traweek, Sharon

    2011-01-01

    ASTRONOMY, AND DIGITAL LIBRARIES Methods and Scope Sloancanonical datasets ? Data digital libraries need to addressTraweek JCDL 2011 Known Digital Library Design Challenges ?

  7. Know Thy Sensor: Trust, Data Quality, and Data Integrity in Scientific Digital Libraries

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    Wallis, J C; Borgman, C L; Mayernik, Matthew; Pepe, Alberto; Ramanathan, Nithya; Hansen, Mark

    2007-01-01

    Enyedy, N. : Building Digital Libraries for Scientific Data:Drowning in Data: Digital Library Architecture to Supportnetworks, and digital libraries. International Journal on

  8. Little Science Confronts the Data Deluge: Habitat Ecology, Embedded Sensor Networks, and Digital Libraries

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Borgman, C L; Wallis, J C; Enyedy, N

    2006-01-01

    N. (2006). Building digital libraries for scientific data:European Conference on Digital Libraries, Alicante, Spain,B. P. (Eds. ). (2003). Digital library use: Social practice

  9. No Half Measures: Overcoming Common Challenges to Doing Digital Humanities in the Library

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    Posner, Miriam

    2013-01-01

    described  their  libraries’  digital  humanities  support  Staffing  for  libraries’  digital  humanities  programs  August  19).  Digital  Humanities  in  the  Library  Isn’t  

  10. The Digital-Surrogate Seal of Approval: a Consumer-oriented Standard

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    Jacobs, James A; Jacobs, James R

    2013-01-01

    of North Texas Digital Library, and the many projects listeddigital services, and digital library collections. He is aThe Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections Blog.

  11. Drowning in Data: Digital Library Architecture to Support Scientific of Embedded Sensor Networks

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Borgman, C L; Wallis, J C; Mayernik, Matthew S; Pepe, Alberto

    2007-01-01

    B.P. Buttenfield, eds. Digital library use: Social practiceSocial Aspects of Digital Libraries. Final Report to theNetworks, and Digital Libraries. International Journal on

  12. Are You Ready? Assessing Whether Organisations are Prepared for Digital Preservation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2009-01-01

    maintenance of digital information, in libraries, archivessurveyed national libraries include digital preservation in43 percent of libraries have a digital preservation policy (

  13. Directives Tools - DOE Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submit theCovalent BondingMeetingDifferencesPlatinumDirections New
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  14. Directives - DOE Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformation Current HAB PacketDiesel prices continueDileepDirections &Directions

  15. Variable mode bi-directional and uni-directional computer communication system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Cornett, Frank N.; Jenkins, Philip N.; Bowman, Terrance L.; Placek, Joseph M.; Thorson, Gregory M.

    2004-12-14

    A variable communication systems comprising a plurality of transceivers and a control circuit connected to the transceivers to configure the transceivers to operate in a bi-directional mode and a uni-directional mode at different times using different transfer methods to transfer data.

  16. Receding Horizon Covariance Control 

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    Wendel, Eric

    2012-10-19

    Covariance assignment theory, introduced in the late 1980s, provided the only means to directly control the steady-state error properties of a linear system subject to Gaussian white noise and parameter uncertainty. This theory, however, does...

  17. Photoluminescence-based quality control for thin film absorber layers of photovoltaic devices

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Repins, Ingrid L.; Kuciauskas, Darius

    2015-07-07

    A time-resolved photoluminescence-based system providing quality control during manufacture of thin film absorber layers for photovoltaic devices. The system includes a laser generating excitation beams and an optical fiber with an end used both for directing each excitation beam onto a thin film absorber layer and for collecting photoluminescence from the absorber layer. The system includes a processor determining a quality control parameter such as minority carrier lifetime of the thin film absorber layer based on the collected photoluminescence. In some implementations, the laser is a low power, pulsed diode laser having photon energy at least great enough to excite electron hole pairs in the thin film absorber layer. The scattered light may be filterable from the collected photoluminescence, and the system may include a dichroic beam splitter and a filter that transmit the photoluminescence and remove scattered laser light prior to delivery to a photodetector and a digital oscilloscope.

  18. Desk study of production energy savings control systems feasibility study. (Russia). Volume 1. Export trade information

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    Not Available

    1992-07-17

    The objective of the feasibility study is to determine the marketability of heating/ventilating energy conserving control systems in the major city markets of eastern Russia. The second part of the objective is to determine if the existing military based Zelenograd micro-electronic manufacturing and research facility can be utilized to produce Direct Digital Control systems for use within Russia as well as for export to the European Economic Community (EEC) and other countries. Because significant exports of U.S. products and services to support the joint venture are questionable, it is suggested that, potential markets for U.S. products be identified. Sources of capital to finance the joint venture should be identified.

  19. Capacitor charging FET switcher with controller to adjust pulse width

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Mihalka, Alex M. (Livermore, CA)

    1986-01-01

    A switching power supply includes an FET full bridge, a controller to drive the FETs, a programmable controller to dynamically control final output current by adjusting pulse width, and a variety of protective systems, including an overcurrent latch for current control. Power MOSFETS are switched at a variable frequency from 20-50 kHz to charge a capacitor load from 0 to 6 kV. A ferrite transformer steps up the DC input. The transformer primary is a full bridge configuration with the FET switches and the secondary is fed into a high voltage full wave rectifier whose output is connected directly to the energy storage capacitor. The peak current is held constant by varying the pulse width using predetermined timing resistors and counting pulses. The pulse width is increased as the capacitor charges to maintain peak current. A digital ripple counter counts pulses, and after the desired number is reached, an up-counter is clocked. The up-counter output is decoded to choose among different resistors used to discharge a timing capacitor, thereby determining the pulse width. A current latch shuts down the supply on overcurrent due to either excessive pulse width causing transformer saturation or a major bridge fault, i.e., FET or transformer failure, or failure of the drive circuitry.

  20. Evaluation of commercially available exterior digital VMDs

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    Ringler, C.E.; Hoover, C.E.

    1996-06-01

    This paper discusses the highlights from the full report, `Evaluation of Commercially Available Exterior Digital VMDs`, Charles E. Ringler, Chris E. Hoover, SAND94-2875, on the testing and evaluation of thirteen commercially available exterior digital video motion detection (VMD) systems. The systems were evaluated for use in a specific perimeter outdoor application. The full report focuses primarily on the testing parameters, each system`s advertised features, and the nuisance alarm and detection test results; this paper will summarize the nuisance alarm and detection test results and present some conclusions from the tests.

  1. Digitally programmable signal generator and method

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    Priatko, G.J.; Kaskey, J.A.

    1986-09-02

    A digitally programmable signal generator (DPSG) and method are disclosed. The DPSG can be used in applications such as Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) to create an optimal match between the process laser's spectral profile and that of the vaporized material. Other applications include optical telecommunications, non-optical telecommunication in the microwave and radio spectrum, radar, electronic countermeasures, high speed computer interconnects, local area networks, high definition video transport and the multiplexing of large quantities of slow digital memory into high speed data streams. This invention extends the operation of DPSGs into the GHz range, while preserving all of the current art's DPSGs' operational features.

  2. Departmental Directives Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2014-10-16

    To establish directives as the primary means to set, communicate, and institutionalize policies, requirements, responsibilities, and procedures for Departmental elements and contractors.

  3. Directives System Manual

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1995-10-16

    This Manual provides detailed requirements to supplement DOE O 251.1, which establishes requirements for the development, coordination, and sunset review of DOE directives.

  4. Direct Photons at RHIC

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Klaus Reygers; for the PHENIX Collaboration

    2009-08-17

    A brief overview of direct-photon measurements in p+p and Au+Au collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV with the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is given. Direct-photon yields for pT > 4 GeV/c and photon-hadron azimuthal correlations were determined with the aid of an electromagnetic calorimeter. By detecting e+e- pairs from the internal conversion of virtual photons direct-photon yields were measured between 1 photons from a quark-gluon plasma (QGP) are expected to contribute significantly to the total direct-photon yield in this range.

  5. Cancellation of Directives

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2015-01-26

    Effective immediately the following Department of Energy directive is canceled. DOE M 452.2-2, Nuclear Explosive Safety Evaluation Processes, dated 04-14-2009.

  6. Direct-fired biomass

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    None, None

    2009-01-18

    The direct-fired biomass section of the Renewable Energy Technology Characterizations describes the technical and economic status of this emerging renewable energy option for electricity supply.

  7. Simple Bulk Readout of Digital Nucleic Acid Quantification Assays

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    Morinishi, Leanna S.

    Digital assays are powerful methods that enable detection of rare cells and counting of individual nucleic acid molecules. However, digital assays are still not routinely applied, due to the cost and specific equipment ...

  8. A digitally-assisted sensor interface for biomedical applications

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    Bohorquez, Jose L.

    Acompact, low-power, digitally-assisted sensor interface for biomedical applications is presented. It exploits oversampling and digital design to reduce system area and power, while making the system more robust to ...

  9. Postfeminist Technologies: Digital Media and the Culture Industries of Choice

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    Cohn, Jonathan

    2013-01-01

    Digital Subjectivity Technology is essential to the transformationsdigital image technologies to present the body as a site of potential transformation –digital plenitude of seemingly endless information is just as much a force in this transformation.

  10. Interlinking related diverse media in a digital library 

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    Singh, Manas Sourava

    2006-08-16

    Digital libraries are widely used for organizing and presenting large collections of artifacts. However, as the digital libraries grow in size, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the user to find all the resources ...

  11. Automated Validation of Trusted Digital Repository Assessment Criteria

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    Smith, MacKenzie

    The RLG/NARA trusted digital repository (TDR) certification checklist defines a set of assessment criteria for preservation environments. The criteria can be mapped into data management policies that define how a digital ...

  12. ACM Digital Library )http://www.acm.org/dl(

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lehmann, Daniel

    ­ 111 © , ACM Digital Library ) ( )http://www.acm.org/dl( Web of Science- . . ACM Digital Library -Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), . . " -ACM. ( " :IEEE : IEEE Xplore) : 1.:http://www.acm.org/dl 2. (http

  13. Course Profile: Digital Imaging Course Number: LIS 7450

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Berdichevsky, Victor

    types of libraries, archives and information centers. 4. Identify the major types of digital information and vocabulary of the IT and Digital Library profession(s). 2. Analyze the library and IT literature and utilize

  14. Analog-to-digital interface design in wireless receivers 

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    Xia, Bo

    2006-04-12

    As one of the major building blocks in a wireless receiver, the Analog-to-Digital Interface (ADI) provides link and transition between the analog Radio Frequency (RF) frontend and the baseband Digital Signal Processing ...

  15. Texas Center for Digital Humanities and New Media 

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    Earhart, Amy; Ives, Maura; Burkart, Patrick; Ezell, Margaret; Harner, James; Ramasubramanian, Srividya; Vieira de Castro, Filipe; Morris, Jeff; Dox, Donnalee; Urbina, Eduardo; Burlbaw, Lynn M.; Carpenter, B. Stephen II; Davis, Trina J.; Yadav, Manjit; Herbert, Bruce; Akleman, Ergun; Furuta, Richard; Shipman, Frank; Vedlitz, Arnold

    2009-01-01

    We propose the creation of a Center for Digital Humanities, Media and Culture (formerly titled Texas Center for Digital Humanities and New Media). The Center will address two related grand challenges: the need to investigate ...

  16. Characterisation of an oxy-coal flame through digital imaging

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Smart, John; Riley, Gerry [RWE npower plc, Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon SN5 6PB (United Kingdom); Lu, Gang; Yan, Yong [Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems Research Group, School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NT (United Kingdom)

    2010-06-15

    This paper presents investigations into the impact of oxy-fuel combustion on flame characteristics through the application of digital imaging and image processing techniques. The characteristic parameters of the flame are derived from flame images that are captured using a vision-based flame monitoring system. Experiments were carried out on a 0.5 MW{sub th} coal combustion test facility. Different flue gas recycle ratios and furnace oxygen levels were created for two different coals. The characteristics of the flame and the correlation between the measured flame parameters and corresponding combustion conditions are described and discussed. The results show that the flame temperature decreases with the recycle ratio for both test coals, suggesting that the flame temperature is effectively controlled by the flue gas recycle ratio. The presence of high levels of CO{sub 2} at high flue gas recycle ratios may result in delayed combustion and thus has a detrimental effect on the flame stability. (author)

  17. Exploring former interaction qualities for tomorrow's control room design

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Reiterer, Harald

    .g. in power plants or industrial production plants. One essential task in operating control rooms consists by virtual control elements that are operated through desktop computers. However this kind of interaction between power and reality as stated by Jacob et al. (2008): While digitization gave control rooms more

  18. Levitation Control System in the Levitated Dipole Experiment

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levitation Control System in the Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX) #12;Abstract The design, installation, and calibration of the levitation control system in LDX is presented. A number of laser beams desired position and orientation. These measurements are input to a real-time digital control system

  19. Generic Average Modeling and Simulation of Discrete Controllers

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    be advantageous to have the capability of running AC analysis of digitally controlled power systems on a general is suggested for the design of discrete controllers for switch mode systems. I. INTRODUCTION The current, in principle, to large signal (time domain) analysis. However, classical control design methods in power

  20. Distributed Digital Preservation: Technical, Sustainability, and Organizational Developments

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Walters, Tyler; Bishoff, Liz; Gore, Emily B.; Jordan, Mark; Wilson, Thomas C

    2009-01-01

    standards for metadata and content; and ? Ongoing exploration of projects to advance digital preservation. Sustainability and Technical

  1. A Summary of Taxonomies of Digital System Failure Modes Provided by the DigRel Task Group

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Chu T. L.; Yue M.; Postma, W.

    2012-06-25

    Recently, the CSNI directed WGRisk to set up a task group called DIGREL to initiate a new task on developing a taxonomy of failure modes of digital components for the purposes of PSA. It is an important step towards standardized digital I&C reliability assessment techniques for PSA. The objective of this paper is to provide a comparison of the failure mode taxonomies provided by the participants. The failure modes are classified in terms of their levels of detail. Software and hardware failure modes are discussed separately.

  2. Prototyping Tangible Input Devices with Digital Fabrication

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hartmann, Björn

    . Aside from 3D printers, other classes of digital fabrication hardware, like vinyl cutters, have also have previously investigated the benefits of tangibility in How Bodies Matter. 3D printing holds users of 3D printing can currently create such objects. For example, we surveyed the the online

  3. Digital Forensic Readiness: Are We There Yet?

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Li, Chang-Tsun

    -t.li}@warwick.ac.uk Marthie Grobler Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Pretoria, South Africa mgrobler1@csir.co.za vs. Samsung patent infringement case, where Samsung was accused of infringing a number of iPhone design and software patents, has highlighted the need for digital evidence preservation. Following Apple

  4. Integrating the Digital Library into an Online

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    de Lijser, Peter

    Integrating the Digital Library into an Online MS IDT Program JoAnn Carter-Wells, Ph.D. Karen Ivers #12; History and Structure of MISDT Program and Library Involvement Program Strands, Orientation Meetings, Program/Course Activities Range of Library Services for Distance Students Emerging Issues

  5. Evaluation of commercially available exterior digital VMDs

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ringler, C.E.; Hoover, C.E.

    1995-06-01

    This report discusses the testing and evaluation of thirteen commercially available exterior digital video motion detection (VMD) systems. The systems were evaluated for use in a specific outdoor application. The report focuses primarily on the testing parameters, each system`s advertised features, and the nuisance alarm and detection test results.

  6. CMPE 650: Digital Systems Course Master

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mohsenin, Tinoosh

    models into fixed-point Verilog blocks 4) Algorithms and system implementation on FPGA boards and verification 5) Platform implementation issues: hardware vs. software, FPGA vs. ASIC, power, area, throughputCMPE 650: Digital Systems Course Master Prof. Tinoosh Mohsenin ITE 323 tinoosh@umbc.edu 410

  7. Tabletop Computed Lighting for Practical Digital Photography

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bailey, Reynold J.

    Tabletop Computed Lighting for Practical Digital Photography Ankit Mohan, Reynold Bailey, Jonathan Abstract--We apply simplified image-based lighting methods to reduce the equipment, cost, time, and specialized skills required for high-quality photographic lighting of desktop-sized static objects

  8. Exposing Digital Forgeries in Complex Lighting Environments

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bucci, David J.

    1 Exposing Digital Forgeries in Complex Lighting Environments Micah K. Johnson, Student Member describe a technique for exposing such fakes by detecting inconsistencies in lighting. We show how to approximate complex lighting environments with a low-dimensional model and, further, how to estimate the model

  9. Environmental Constraints Management in Digital Right Licences

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    solutions. Keywords: Environmental Constraints, Certifications, Digital Right Management, Licences on licences, which define who is able to do what on what under which circumstances. Among them, MPEG-REL [ISO: the environment. Many organizations tend to pass certifications with respect to governmental laws such as Sarbanes

  10. Digital spatially incoherent Fresnel holography Joseph Rosen*

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Rosen, Joseph

    Digital spatially incoherent Fresnel holography Joseph Rosen* Department of Biology, Integrated, such that the result is a complex-valued Fresnel hologram. When this hologram is reconstructed in the computer, the 3D types of holograms,1,3­9 including Fourier1,4 and Fresnel holograms.5,6 The process of beam interfering

  11. IT Operational Oversight Committee Digital Signage

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pittendrigh, Barry

    on the network or running Four Winds and recommend best practices for displaying emergency alert messages to a new management system, FourWinds. Emergency alerts can and will be displayed on all CoolSign/FourWind on these devices. #12;OOC Digital Signage Report January 12, 2015 Page 2 Not all signs are able to run FourWinds

  12. Battery-Powered Digital CMOS Massoud Pedram

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    Pedram, Massoud

    1 Page 1 USC Low Power CAD Massoud Pedram Battery-Powered Digital CMOS Design Massoud Pedram Power CAD Massoud Pedram Motivation Extending the battery service life of battery-powered micro in the VLSI circuit Y The battery system is assumed to be an ideal source that delivers a fixed amount

  13. A Scenario-Based Mobile Application for Robot-Assisted Smart Digital Homes

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    Manashty, Ali Reza; Jahromi, Zahra Forootan

    2010-01-01

    Smart homes are becoming more popular, as every day a new home appliance can be digitally controlled. Smart Digital Homes are using a server to make interaction with all the possible devices in one place, on a computer or webpage. In this paper we designed and implemented a mobile application using Windows Mobile platform that can connect to the controlling server of a Smart Home and grants the access to the Smart Home devices and robots everywhere possible. UML diagrams are presented to illustrate the application design process. Robots are also considered as devices that are able to interact to other object and devices. Scenarios are defined as a set of sequential actions to help manage different tasks all in one place. The mobile application can connect to the server using GPRS mobile internet and Short Message System (SMS). Interactive home map is also designed for easier status-checking and interacting with the devices using the mobile phones.

  14. Departmental Directives System

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1983-04-07

    The order establishes the directives system to be used for publishing permanent and temporary directives issued by DOE Headquarters and addressed to Headquarters and/or field elements. Chg 1 dated 3-14-85. Cancels DOE 1321.1A.

  15. Tools for Preservation and Use of Complex and Diverse Digital Resources

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    Giaretta, David

    2009-01-01

    CS joint conference on Digital libraries table of contents,Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL’2007. Budapest,

  16. PerCon: A Personal Digital Library for Heterogeneous Data

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    Shipman, Frank

    PerCon: A Personal Digital Library for Heterogeneous Data Su Inn Park, Frank Shipman Center for the Study of Digital Libraries Department of Computer Science and Engineering Texas A&M University 1 a personal digital library of data. Users may then search, browse, visualize and annotate the data

  17. A New Preprocessing Filter for Digital Mammograms Peyman Rahmati1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Adler, Andy

    presents a computer-aided approach to enhancing suspicious lesions in digital mammograms. The developedA New Preprocessing Filter for Digital Mammograms Peyman Rahmati1 , Ghassan Hamarneh2 , Doron and increases survival rate [2]. Digital mammography uses x-rays to project structures in the 3D female breast

  18. ACTA ARITHMETICA Discrepancy and diaphony of digital (0, 1)-sequences

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    Provence Aix-Marseille I, Université de

    and classification inside a given class, for instance the class of digital (0, 1)-sequences in a fixed base b also for digital (0, 2)-sequences in base 2); in the 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification: 11K06, 11ACTA ARITHMETICA * (200*) Discrepancy and diaphony of digital (0, 1)-sequences in prime base

  19. Museums and Online Archives Collaboration Digital Asset Management Database

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    , labor, and technical capacity limit the ability of museums and libraries to share digital content://bampfa.berkeley.edu/moac. Project Goals & Objectives * Enhance interoperability, integration, and seamless access to digital library and libraries wishing to share digital content in standards-based, national-level, content gateway projects

  20. Classifying Web content for a corporate digital library Ian Thurlow

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Haddadi, Hamed

    Classifying Web content for a corporate digital library Ian Thurlow BT Abstract: The integration of relevant Web content into corporate digital libraries is expected to be of significant benefit when tools. The integration of Web content into a digital library, however, raises some concerns with regard