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Definition: Distribution Automation Communications Network | Open Energy  

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Automation Communications Network Automation Communications Network Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Distribution Automation Communications Network A communications network or networks designed to deliver control signals and information between distribution automation devices, and between these devices and utility grid control systems. These networks can utilize wired or wireless connections, and can be utility-owned or provided as services by a third party.[1] Related Terms distribution automation References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/distribution_automation_communications_network [[C LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ategory: Smart Grid Definitionssmart grid,smart grid, |Template:BASEPAGENAME]]smart grid,smart grid, Retrieved from

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DAVIC - Distributed Energy Automation via Implicit Communication  

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DAVIC - Distributed Energy Automation via Implicit Communication DAVIC - Distributed Energy Automation via Implicit Communication Speaker(s): Peter Palensky Date: January 22, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Peng Xu The electricity grid is seen as a wide-area distributed process, determined by its sub-processes - in our case the loads and distributed generation. Network-based coordination needs to be done very carefully and properly timed to avoid instabilities. Luckily, every point of the grid has the same grid frequency and the same time. Integrating these two trivial things (implicit communication) into one consistent communication model might complement a low-quality (explicit) best-effort communication channel (e.g. Internet, GPRS) for real time applications. A simulation shall clarify how

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Communications Infrastructure for Distribution Applications and Automation  

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The purpose of this report is to determine the role that communications will play in the distribution system of the future and to define the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities required to enable the communications infrastructure needed to support the future vision. The communications infrastructure needed to support the distribution system of the future must support scalability, flexibility, and interoperability for data and information exchange using standards across the entire g...

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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DAVIC - Distributed Energy Automation via Implicit Communication  

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distributed process, determined by its sub-processes - in our case the loads and distributed generation. Network-based coordination needs to be done very carefully and...

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Field demonstrations of communication systems for distribution automation. Final report  

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This report summarizes the results of a field demonstration of the use of UHF radio links in the 950-MHz portion of the spectrum as a communication medium for performing automated electric power distribution. Prototype radiohardware was combined with logic and control equipment developed by Westinghouse for power-line carrier automated distribution systems. Transceivers were used in the remote interactive terminals. 3dbm transceivers were used in the Central Base Station and the three Primary Radio Terminals, which functioned as system repeaters. Pre-installation field-strength measurements were made along selected radials and in spot locations to characterize the anticipated field-strength contours that would be encountered during the operational testing. A propagation model was developed that accurately predicted the conditions actually recorded. Post-installation measurements were used to further calibrate the computer model. The resulting propagation analysis proved exceedingly effective in characterizing a UHF radio system for digital communication. Data collected during a 10-month operational period supports the conclusion that 950-MHz radio is a viable communications medium for performing utility automated distribution functions. The system consists of 250 remote terminals, each interrogated from three sites. This provides 750 paths for communication performance evaluation.The reliability of the prototype radio units used in this project fell below that predicted through MTBF analysis, and did not meet utility reliability standards. The logic and control circuitry and central station required very little maintenance during the test.

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1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution Automation Pilot Project Using the Utility Communications Architecture (UCA®) at City Public Service of San Antonio  

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This report describes the Distribution Automation Pilot Project (DAPP) undertaken by City Public Service of San Antonio (CPS) with EPRI and Utility Consulting International (UCI).

2002-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Secure wireless data communications for distribution automation in the Smart Grid  

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For many utilities operators, making their electric grid smarter is an increasingly important task with the goal of creating a system that is optimized for efficient delivery of electricity. Automation has been the primary driver and many electric utilities ...

Colin Lippincott

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Automated Distribution Circuit Switches | Open Energy  

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

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Definition: Distribution Automation | Open Energy Information  

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Automation Automation Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Distribution Automation DA is a family of technologies including sensors, processors, communication networks, and switches that can perform a number of distribution system functions depending on how they are implemented. Over the last 20 years, utilities have been applying DA to improve reliability, service quality and operational efficiency. More recently, DA is being applied to perform automatic switching, reactive power compensation coordination, or other feeder operations/control.[1] Related Terms sustainability, smart grid References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/distribution_automation [[Ca LikeLike UnlikeLike You and one other like this.One person likes this. Sign Up to see what your friends like.

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Efficient Communication Interfaces for Distributed Energy Resources  

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The IEC 61850 standard originally was developed for the substation automation. During the past years it was adapted for the integration of distributed energy resources into communication networks, however, with specific requirements. Many small and midsize ... Keywords: Client-Server, Data Modeling, Distributed Systems, Information and Communication Technologies, Networks

Heinz Frank; Sidonia Mesentean

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution automation. (Latest citations from the INSPEC database). Published Search  

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The bibliography contains citations concerning distribution automation for the electric power utility industry. Distribution automation comprises a combination of real-time load monitoring; detailed modeling of the distribution, generation, transmission, and customer systems; and remote control of devices. Distribution automation achieves energy conservation by reduction of consumption, lower losses in distribution and transmission mission circuits, and reduction of peak load. Topics covered include demand-side management, telecontrol, distribution networks, communications software, and cost-benefit analyses. (Contains a minimum of 93 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

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1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Distributed Intelligent-Automated...  

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Distributed Intelligent-Automated Demand Response Building Management System Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Distributed...

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Guidelines for Planning Interoperable Distribution Automation Systems  

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Fully integrated distribution automation is a relatively new challenge for the utility industry, and the full range of new capabilities it enables are not well understood. In addition, developing an overall strategy to long-term automation integration and deployment through the use of open standards adds to the challenge. These guidelines were developed to describe the overall vision of distribution automation and to assist in application of emerging open standards to the procurement and integration of a...

2004-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) Building  

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

Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) Building Management System Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) Building Management System The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting research into distributed intelligent-automated demand response (DIADR) building management systems. Project Description This project aims to develop a DIADR building management system with intelligent optimization and control algorithms for demand management, taking into account a multitude of factors affecting cost including: Comfort Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) Lighting Other building systems Climate Usage and occupancy patterns. The key challenge is to provide the demand response the ability to address more and more complex building systems that include a variety of loads,

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Guidelines for Implementing Substation Automation Using UCA-SA (Utility Communications Architecture-Substation Automation)  

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This report provides guidelines for substation engineers, information technologists, and utility managers on the information issues related to substation automation, in particular when UCA-SA (Utility Communications Architecture – Substation Automation IEC61850) standards are used. Substation automation is a new challenge for the utility industry, and these guidelines provide the overall vision as well as the specific steps that should be taken for successful implementation of this new enabling cap...

2003-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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A survey on communication networks for electric system automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In today's competitive electric utility marketplace, reliable and real-time information become the key factor for reliable delivery of power to the end-users, profitability of the electric utility and customer satisfaction. The operational and commercial ... Keywords: Electric system automation, Internet based Virtual Private Network, Power line communication, Satellite communication, WiMAX, Wireless mesh networks, Wireless sensor networks

V. C. Gungor; F. C. Lambert

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Agent Communications using Distributed Metaobjects  

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There are currently two proposed standards for agent communication languages, namely, KQML (Finin, Lobrou, and Mayfield 1994) and the FIPA ACL. Neither standard has yet achieved primacy, and neither has been evaluated extensively in an open environment such as the Internet. It seems prudent therefore to design a general-purpose agent communications facility for new agent architectures that is flexible yet provides an architecture that accepts many different specializations. In this paper we exhibit the salient features of an agent communications architecture based on distributed metaobjects. This architecture captures design commitments at a metaobject level, leaving the base-level design and implementation up to the agent developer. The scope of the metamodel is broad enough to accommodate many different communication protocols, interaction protocols, and knowledge sharing regimes through extensions to the metaobject framework. We conclude that with a powerful distributed object substrate that supports metaobject communications, a general framework can be developed that will effectively enable different approaches to agent communications in the same agent system. We have implemented a KQML-based communications protocol and have several special-purpose interaction protocols under development.

Goldsmith, Steven Y.; Spires, Shannon V.

1999-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0)  

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The development of the Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification, also known as OpenADR or Open Auto-DR, began in 2002 following the California electricity crisis. The work has been carried out by the Demand Response Research Center (DRRC), which is managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This specification describes an open standards-based communications data model designed to facilitate sending and receiving demand response price and reliability signals from a utility or Independent System Operator to electric customers. OpenADR is one element of the Smart Grid information and communications technologies that are being developed to improve optimization between electric supply and demand. The intention of the open automated demand response communications data model is to provide interoperable signals to building and industrial control systems that are preprogrammed to take action based on a demand response signal, enabling a demand response event to be fully automated, with no manual intervention. The OpenADR specification is a flexible infrastructure to facilitate common information exchange between the utility or Independent System Operator and end-use participants. The concept of an open specification is intended to allow anyone to implement the signaling systems, the automation server or the automation clients.

Piette, Mary Ann; Ghatikar, Girish; Kiliccote, Sila; Koch, Ed; Hennage, Dan; Palensky, Peter; McParland, Charles

2009-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Distribution Automation Technical Assessments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This 2008 progress report on advanced distribution technical assessments focused on the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC-57 body of standards.

2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Fourth international symposium on distribution automation and demand side management (DA/DSM 94)  

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This document is the conference proceedings from the 1994 Distribution Automation/Demand Side Management meeting in Orlando, Florida. There are 87 papers presented, and topics include: (1) improved feeder efficiency, (2) automation of older substations, (3) modeling tools for distribution, planning, and operations, (4) sensing and fault detection, (5) outage monitoring, (6) cost and benefits of distribution automation, (7) communications, (8) optimization of feeder systems operations, (9) information technology, (10) demand-side management applications in the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors, (11) pricing and regulation, and (12) applications to the natural gas industry.

NONE

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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An Automated Test Framework for Hard Real-Time Communication Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An Automated Test Framework for Hard Real-Time Communication Systems MITHUN HANUMANAHALLI NAGAIAH ii #12;An Automated Test Framework for Hard Real-Time Communication Systems Master thesis project are subjected to hard real-time communication require- ments. The purpose of this thesis is in introducing tools

Jantsch, Axel

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Communication abstractions for distributed business processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Languages for business process definition generally suffer from myopic approaches to capturing communication between distributed processes. Effective communication between processes requires: support for conversations involving interrelated interactions ... Keywords: business process integration, correlation patterns

Lachlan Aldred; Wil M. P. Van Der Aalst; Marlon Dumas; Arthur H. M. Ter Hofstede

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Open Automated Demand Response Communications in Demand Response for Wholesale Ancillary Services  

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A. Barat, D. Watson. 2006 Demand Response Spinning ReserveKueck, and B. Kirby 2008. Demand Response Spinning ReserveReport 2009. Open Automated Demand Response Communications

Kiliccote, Sila

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical and System Requirements for Advanced Distribution Automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditional distribution systems were designed to perform one function: distribute electrical energy to end-users. Advanced Distribution Automation (ADA) is a concept for a fully controllable and flexible distribution system that will facilitate the exchange of both electrical energy and information between participants and system components. This report presents background information on distribution automation technologies and develops a roadmap to achieve the ADA systems required for future power deli...

2004-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the Case for IEC 61850 in Advanced Distribution Automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This white paper describes IEC 61850, a family of standards for communication systems for power system automation, and discusses the challenges that hinder its widespread adoption, especially in distribution systems. The paper is intended to aid in decisions regarding the next steps in the development, maintenance, trial applications and adoption of IEC 61850.

2008-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Application Guide for the Automation of Distribution Feeder Capacitors  

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This fourth and final report in EPRI's capacitor reliability study deals with automating distribution capacitors. Prior reports dealt with nuisance fuse operations, operating and construction practices, and lighting protection and grounding of capacitor controllers. This guide is concerned with applying automated switched capacitors to distribution systems. Consideration is given to applications involving locally controlled capacitor banks and to systems utilizing centrally controlled, switched capacitor...

2005-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Scalable Distributed Automation System: Scalable Real-time Decentralized Volt/VAR Control  

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GENI Project: Caltech is developing a distributed automation system that allows distributed generators—solar panels, wind farms, thermal co-generation systems—to effectively manage their own power. To date, the main stumbling block for distributed automation systems has been the inability to develop software that can handle more than 100,000 distributed generators and be implemented in real time. Caltech’s software could allow millions of generators to self-manage through local sensing, computation, and communication. Taken together, localized algorithms can support certain global objectives, such as maintaining the balance of energy supply and demand, regulating voltage and frequency, and minimizing cost. An automated, grid-wide power control system would ease the integration of renewable energy sources like solar power into the grid by quickly transmitting power when it is created, eliminating the energy loss associated with the lack of renewable energy storage capacity of the grid.

None

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0)  

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and Techniques for Demand Response. May 2007. LBNL-59975.to facilitate automating  demand response actions at the Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure,

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Communication and Computation in Distributed CSP Algorithms  

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Communication and Computation in Distributed CSP Algorithms C`esar Fern`andez1 , Ram´on B´ejar1 in the context of networked distributed systems. In order to study the performance of Distributed CSP (DisCSP consider two complete DisCSP algorithms: asynchronous backtracking (ABT) and asynchronous weak commitment

Krishnamachari, Bhaskar

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Benefits of Utilizing Advanced Metering Provided Information Support and Control Capabilities in Distribution Automation Application s  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advanced Metering systems can serve a variety of applications beyond revenue cycle services. This paper describes several distribution automation functions that can significantly benefit from integration with the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). Installation of Smart Meters with two-way communications is under way at several service territories of electric utilities throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. These meters could be capable of providing a variety of data representing the p...

2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Powerline Communication System for Monitoring and Supervision of Feeder Equipments for MV Substation Automation  

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-2003, Substation Committee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society [3] C.R.Ozansoy, A.Zayegh, A.Kalam, "Communications for Substation Automation and Integration", In Australasian Universities Power Engineering Substation Automation LiPing LU1,2 , GangYan LI1 , YeQiong SONG2 1 ­ School of Mechanical and Electronical

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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DA (Distribution Automation) (Smart Grid Project) | Open Energy Information  

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DA (Distribution Automation) (Smart Grid Project) DA (Distribution Automation) (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name DA (Distribution Automation) Country Netherlands Coordinates 52.132633°, 5.291266° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":52.132633,"lon":5.291266,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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A Key-Distribution Scheme for Wireless Home Automation Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wireless home automation networks are one example of how wireless technologies may soon become part of our daily life, yet security in existing products is woefully inadequate. An important problem in this area is the question of secure key distribution. In this paper we present a key-distribution scheme geared towards home automation networks, but applicable to other networks with related properties as well. Our approach uses a decentralized scheme that is designed to work on resource-poor devices, allows easy addition and removal of devices and limits the workload on the end user while guaranteeing the secrecy of the exchanged keys even in the presence of subverted nodes.

Arno Wacker; Timo Heiber; Holger Cermann

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Embodied communication in the distributed network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Through the adaptation of new technologies, the creative industries are proposing new forms of interaction for the distributed network. This paper considers the new media artwork Intimate Transactions as an example of a creative, experimental approach ... Keywords: co-presence, embodied interaction, flow, interaction design, network communication, new media art, telepresence

Jillian Hamilton

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROBE: a feasibility demonstration of substation and distribution automation  

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Substation and distribution automation has existed for a number of years with varying degrees of sophistication. Recently trial installations have been initiated utilizing digital computer technology and advanced electronics to accomplish automation of certain substation functions. Investigations are also under way of remote meter reading and customer load management. The PROBE project is a research investigation to determine the feasibility of sampling data and creation of a data base to achieve these functions using digital techniques. A key objective of PROBE is to demonstrate the feasibility of utilizing data base information to make sophisticated decisions automatically and achieve a degree of coordination between functions not hitherto attainable. The equipment used, test procedures and results are described. Experience from the PROBE feasibility demonstration and Phase 1 tests show that the described substation and distribution automation implementation techniques are viable.

Croghan, J.F. (Commonwealth Edison Co., Maywood, IL); Jenkins, D.R.; Rushden, F.A.; Bunch, J.B.; Gurr, G.P.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Energy Distribution and Reliability System (AEDR): Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes Northern Indiana Public Service Co. project efforts to develop an automated energy distribution and reliability system. The purpose of this project was to implement a database-driven GIS solution that would manage all of the company's gas, electric, and landbase objects.

Buche, D. L.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Energy Distribution and Reliability System Status Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes Northern Indiana Public Service Co. project efforts to develop an automated energy distribution and reliability system. The purpose of this project was to implement a database-driven GIS solution that would manage all of the company's gas, electric, and landbase objects.

Buche, D. L.; Perry, S.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Fault Location In Smart Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fault location in distribution systems is a critical component of outage management and service restoration, which directly impacts feeder reliability and quality of the electricity supply. Improving fault location methods supports the Department of Energy (DOE) “Grid 2030” initiatives for grid modernization by improving reliability indices of the network. Improving customer average interruption duration index (CAIDI) and system average interruption duration index (SAIDI) are direct advantages of utilizing a suitable fault location method. As distribution systems are gradually evolving into smart distribution systems, application of more accurate fault location methods based on gathered data from various Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) installed along the feeders is quite feasible. How this may be done and what is the needed methodology to come to such solution is raised and then systematically answered. To reach this goal, the following tasks are carried out: 1) Existing fault location methods in distribution systems are surveyed and their strength and caveats are studied. 2) Characteristics of IEDs in distribution systems are studied and their impacts on fault location method selection and implementation are detailed. 3) A systematic approach for selecting optimal fault location method is proposed and implemented to pinpoint the most promising algorithms for a given set of application requirements. 4) An enhanced fault location method based on voltage sag data gathered from IEDs along the feeder is developed. The method solves the problem of multiple fault location estimations and produces more robust results. 5) An optimal IED placement approach for the enhanced fault location method is developed and practical considerations for its implementation are detailed.

Lotfifard, Saeed

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ETM (Distribution Network Automation on 10 kV cable line stations...  

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ETM (Distribution Network Automation on 10 kV cable line stations) (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name ETM (Distribution Network Automation on 10 kV cable...

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A tool for automated resource consumption profiling of distributed transactions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. In this paper, we present a tool, called Autoprofiler, that automates the discovery of resource consumption by transactions on distributed systems. Such information is required as input to performance analysis tools, which may be used for capacity planning, for rearchitecting a distributed system, or to identify potential bottlenecks. Deriving this information using existing tools is a tedious and error prone process. In contrast, our tool requires minimal human intervention, and brings down the time required to profile complex distributed systems to a few minutes. It does this by co-ordinating the process of load generation and server resource profiling. Our tool also works with a Java profiler, called LiteJava Profiler, which we have built, to fully automate the process of resource consumption discovery for J2EE servers. 1

B. Nagaprabhanjan; Varsha Apte

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Communications-based automated assessment of team cognitive performance  

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In this paper we performed analysis of speech communications in order to determine if we can differentiate between expert and novice teams based on communication patterns. Two pairs of experts and novices performed numerous test sessions on the E-2 Enhanced ...

Kiran Lakkaraju; Susan Stevens-Adams; Robert G. Abbott; Chris Forsythe

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous-Time Distributed Observers with Discrete Communication  

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computation. Distributed estimation problems arise, for instance, in sensor networks, electric power grids data, and rely upon distributed mechanisms to merge local computations, such as intermediate dataContinuous-Time Distributed Observers with Discrete Communication Florian D¨orfler, Fabio

Bullo, Francesco

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Automated Load Balancing of Medium-Voltage Distribution Circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this project is to investigate the possibility of using an automated system to maintain optimal load balance in distribution circuits. The practice used by many utilities is to use a line crew and engineering personnel to measure load balance at key points in each circuit and manually move single-phase lateral taps to different phases to obtain the desired load balance among the phases. This practice has many shortcomings: The load balance is achieved only for a single point in ...

2013-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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D-ADMM: A Communication-Efficient Distributed Algorithm For ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Feb 13, 2012 ... It is well known that communicating in distributed environments is the most energy/time-demanding operation. Thus, algorithms using less ...

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Distributed Energy Communications & Controls, Lab Activities - Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose is to develop controls for inverter-based renewable and non-renewable distributed energy systems to provide local voltage, power and power quality support for loads and the power grid. The objectives are to (1) develop adaptive controls for inverter-based distributed energy (DE) systems when there are multiple inverters on the same feeder and (2) determine the impact of high penetration high seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) air conditioning (A/C) units on power systems during sub-transmission faults which can result in an A/C compressor motor stall and assess how inverter-based DE can help to mitigate the stall event. The Distributed Energy Communications & Controls Laboratory (DECC) is a unique facility for studying dynamic voltage, active power (P), non-active power (Q) and power factor control from inverter-based renewable distributed energy (DE) resources. Conventionally, inverter-based DE systems have been designed to provide constant, close to unity power factor and thus not provide any voltage support. The DECC Lab interfaces with the ORNL campus distribution system to provide actual power system testing of the controls approach. Using mathematical software tools and the DECC Lab environment, we are developing and testing local, autonomous and adaptive controls for local voltage control and P & Q control for inverter-based DE. We successfully tested our active and non-active power (P,Q) controls at the DECC laboratory along with voltage regulation controls. The new PQ control along with current limiter controls has been tested on our existing inverter test system. We have tested both non-adaptive and adaptive control modes for the PQ control. We have completed several technical papers on the approaches and results. Electric power distribution systems are experiencing outages due to a phenomenon known as fault induced delayed voltage recovery (FIDVR) due to air conditioning (A/C) compressor motor stall. Local voltage collapse from FIDVR is occurring in part because modern air-conditioner and heat pump compressor motors are much more susceptible to stalling during a voltage sag or dip than older motors. These motors can stall in less than three cycles (0.05 s) when a fault, for example, on the sub-transmission system, causes voltage on the distribution system to sag to 70% or less of nominal. We completed a new test system for A/C compressor motor stall testing at the DECC Lab. The A/C Stall test system is being used to characterize when and how compressor motors stall under low voltage and high compressor pressure conditions. However, instead of using air conditioners, we are using high efficiency heat pumps. We have gathered A/C stall characterization data for both sustained and momentary voltage sags of the test heat pump. At low enough voltage, the heat pump stalls (compressor motor stops and draws 5-6 times normal current in trying to restart) due to low inertia and low torque of the motor. For the momentary sag, we are using a fast acting contactor/switch to quickly switch from nominal to the sagged voltage in cycles.

Rizy, D Tom [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution Management System Planning Guide: How to Run a Distribution Automation Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this distribution automation (DA) guide is to provide a comprehensive volume from which a DA project manager or project team member faced with making choices about a DA deployment can learn about the key issues, key decision points, and pros and cons of each choice that in the end will lead to a successful outcome. Success, in the case of a DA deployment, is not merely about doing a good job in selecting a vendor, managing a successful proof of concept, running a strong pilot, or even ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The Communication Networks Guidebook for Intelligent Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes communication networks relevant to electric utility applications for utility members. Details to further an understanding of functional and technical capabilities and comparisons of such networks are included. The report also provides a detailed, systematic analysis of issues directly related to the integration, interoperability, and performance of the communication networks for distribution applications. The focus is to better understand the behavior of individual networks, especia...

2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient and harmonic voltages associated with automated capacitor switching on distribution systems  

SciTech Connect

One of the functions proposed for distribution automation systems is automated capacitor switching to control power factor and voltage profile on feeder circuits. This is one of the functions being implemented as part of the Athens Automation and Control Experiment on the Athens Utilities Board (AUB) in Athens, Tennessee. A concern with automated capacitor switching is the increase in harmonic and transient voltages due to different capacitor configurations on the distribution system. A study was performed to evaluate the impact of the automated capacitor switching on the AUB distribution system. The study has identified problem areas, methods for determining the problem areas, and possible solutions. The substation capacitor banks were found to be the dominant factor in both the transient and harmonic responses of the distribution system. The harmonic response of the system is dominated by the parallel inductance/capacitance of the circuit comprised of the substation capacitor and equivalent source reactance at the substation. The transient analyses indicated that when the substation capacitor is energized, magnified transient voltages can occur at switched-in feeder capacitors. An evaluation of the effect of automated capacitor switching is necessary to properly design the automated capacitor switching schemes and the required arrester protection for any harmonic and/or transient overvoltage contingency.

Rizy, D.T.; Gunther, E.W.; Mc Granaghan, M.F.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient and harmonic voltages associated with automated capacitor switching on distribution systems  

SciTech Connect

One of the functions proposed for distribution system automation is automated capacitor switching to control power factor and voltage profile on feeder circuits. This is one of the functions being implemented as part of the Athens Automation and Control Experiment on the Athens Utilities Board (AUB) in Athens, Tennessee. A concern with automated capacitor switching is the increase in harmonic and transient voltages due to different capacitor configurations on the distribution system. A study was performed to evaluate the impact of the automated capacitor switching on the AUB distribution system. The study has identified problem areas, methods for determining the problem areas and possible solutions. The substation capacitor banks were found to be the dominant factor in both the transient and harmonic responses of the distribution system. The harmonic response of the system is dominated by the parallel inductance/capacitance of the circuit comprised of the substation capacitor and equivent source reactance at the substation. The transient analyses found that when the substation capacitor is energized, magnified transient voltages can occur at switched in feeder capacitors. An evaluation of the effect of automated capacitor switching is necessary to properly design tha automated capacitor switching schemes and the required arrester protection for any harmonic and/or transient overvoltage contingency.

Rizy, D.T.; Gunther, E.W.; McGranaghan, M.F.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Energy Communications & Controls, Lab Activities - Synopsis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric power distribution systems are experiencing outages due to a phenomenon known as fault induced delayed voltage recovery (FIDVR) due to air conditioning (A/C) compressor motor stall. Local voltage collapse from FIDVR is occurring in part because modern air-conditioner and heat pump compressor motors are much more susceptible to stalling during a voltage sag or dip than older motors. These motors can stall in less than three cycles (0.05 s) when a fault, for example, on the sub-transmission system, causes voltage on the distribution system to sag to 70% or less of nominal. We completed a new test system for A/C compressor motor stall testing at the DECC Lab. The A/C Stall test system is being used to characterize when and how compressor motors stall under low voltage and high compressor pressure conditions. However, instead of using air conditioners, we are using high efficiency heat pumps. We have gathered A/C stall characterization data for both sustained and momentary voltage sags of the test heat pump. At low enough voltage, the heat pump stalls (compressor motor stops and draws 5-6 times normal current in trying to restart) due to low inertia and low torque of the motor. For the momentary sag, we are using a fast acting contactor/switch to quickly switch from nominal to the sagged voltage in cycles.

Rizy, D Tom [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement, Analysis and Modeling of real-time Source Data traffic in Factory Communication Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the performance evaluation and design of communication systems for distributed automation systems the almost realistic modeling of the data traffic of automation devices plays a decisive part. Therefore the real-time communication behaviour of a high-grade automated installation in the discrete manufacturing is evaluated. Selected communication requirements are analysed and transferred to a analytic model. This model finally is validated.

Juergen Jasperneite; Peter Neumann

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Communication Strategies For Distributed Signal Field Estimation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

consists of a certain number of low cost sensor nodes equipped with small batteries that are deployed networking applications is the estimation of spatially varying processes or fields. This could correspondEfficient Communication Strategies For Distributed Signal Field Estimation Waheed Bajwa Department

Bajwa, Waheed U.

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Integrated Computing, Communication, and Distributed Control of Deregulated Electric Power Systems  

SciTech Connect

Restructuring of the electricity market has affected all aspects of the power industry from generation to transmission, distribution, and consumption. Transmission circuits, in particular, are stressed often exceeding their stability limits because of the difficulty in building new transmission lines due to environmental concerns and financial risk. Deregulation has resulted in the need for tighter control strategies to maintain reliability even in the event of considerable structural changes, such as loss of a large generating unit or a transmission line, and changes in loading conditions due to the continuously varying power consumption. Our research efforts under the DOE EPSCoR Grant focused on Integrated Computing, Communication and Distributed Control of Deregulated Electric Power Systems. This research is applicable to operating and controlling modern electric energy systems. The controls developed by APERC provide for a more efficient, economical, reliable, and secure operation of these systems. Under this program, we developed distributed control algorithms suitable for large-scale geographically dispersed power systems and also economic tools to evaluate their effectiveness and impact on power markets. Progress was made in the development of distributed intelligent control agents for reliable and automated operation of integrated electric power systems. The methodologies employed combine information technology, control and communication, agent technology, and power systems engineering in the development of intelligent control agents for reliable and automated operation of integrated electric power systems. In the event of scheduled load changes or unforeseen disturbances, the power system is expected to minimize the effects and costs of disturbances and to maintain critical infrastructure operational.

Bajura, Richard; Feliachi, Ali

2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Sudhendar Hanumantharao; Martha Grabowski

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Energy Distribution and Reliability System: Validation Integration - Results of Future Architecture Implementation  

SciTech Connect

This report describes Northern Indiana Public Service Co. project efforts to develop an automated energy distribution and reliability system. The purpose of this project was to implement a database-driven GIS solution that would manage all of the company's gas, electric, and landbase objects. This report is second in a series of reports detailing this effort.

Buche, D. L.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of Distributed Resources in Electric Utility Systems: Functional Definition for Communication and Control Requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accelerating commercialization of distributed resources (DR) has created the need for improved practices for integrating them with electric utility distribution systems. A functional definition of DR for defining communication and control requirements in electric utility distribution systems is provided. The report is a tool that readers can use in developing communication and control strategies for DR in specific distribution systems.

1998-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Communication and Control Solutions of Distributed Energy Resources (DER)  

SciTech Connect

This report covers work performed in Phase II of a two phase project whose objective was to demonstrate the aggregation of multiple Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and to offer them into the energy market. The Phase I work (DE-FC36-03CH11161) created an integrated, but distributed, system and procedures to monitor and control multiple DERs from numerous manufacturers connected to the electric distribution system. Procedures were created which protect the distribution network and personnel that may be working on the network. Using the web as the communication medium for control and monitoring of the DERs, the integration of information and security was accomplished through the use of industry standard protocols such as secure SSL,VPN and ICCP. The primary objective of Phase II was to develop the procedures for marketing the power of the Phase I aggregated DERs in the energy market, increase the number of DER units, and implement the marketing procedures (interface with ISOs) for the DER generated power. The team partnered with the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO), the local ISO, to address the energy market and demonstrate the economic dispatch of DERs in response to market signals. The selection of standards-based communication technologies offers the ability of the system to be deployed and integrated with other utilities’ resources. With the use of a data historian technology to facilitate the aggregation, the developed algorithms and procedures can be verified, audited, and modified. The team has demonstrated monitoring and control of multiple DERs as outlined in phase I report including procedures to perform these operations in a secure and safe manner. In Phase II, additional DER units were added. We also expanded on our phase I work to enhance communication security and to develop the market model of having DERs, both customer and utility owned, participate in the energy market. We are proposing a two-part DER energy market model--a utility need business model and an independent energy aggregator-business model. The approach of developing two group models of DER energy participation in the market is unique. The Detroit Edison (DECo, Utility)-led team includes: DTE Energy Technologies (Dtech, DER provider), Electrical Distribution Design (EDD, Virginia Tech company supporting EPRI’s Distribution Engineering Workstation, DEW), Systems Integration Specialists Company (SISCO, economic scheduling and real-time protocol integrator), and OSIsoft (PI software system for managing real-time information). This team is focused on developing the application engineering, including software systems necessary for DER’s integration, control and sale into the market place. Phase II Highlights Installed and tested an ICCP link with SSL (security) between DECo, the utility, and DTE Energy Technologies (DTECH), the aggregator, making DER data available to the utility for both monitoring and control. Installed and tested PI process book with circuit & DER operational models for DECo SOC/ROC operator’s use for monitoring of both utility circuit and customer DER parameters. The PI Process Book models also included DER control for the DECo SOC/ROC operators, which was tested and demonstrated control. The DER Tagging and Operating Procedures were developed, which allowed that control to be done in a safe manner, were modified for required MOC/MISO notification procedures. The Distribution Engineering Workstation (DEW) was modified to include temperature normalized load research statistics, using a 30 hour day-ahead weather feed. This allowed day-ahead forecasting of the customer load profile and the entire circuit to determine overload and low voltage problems. This forecast at the point of common coupling was passed to DTech DR SOC for use in their economic dispatch algorithm. Standard Work Instructions were developed for DER notification, sale, and operation into the MISO market. A software mechanism consisting of a suite of new and revised functionality was developed that integrated with the local ISO such that offe

Asgeirsson, Haukur; Seguin, Richard; Sherding, Cameron; de Bruet, Andre, G.; Broadwater, Robert; Dilek, Murat

2007-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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ETM (Distribution Network Automation on 10 kV cable line stations) (Smart  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ETM (Distribution Network Automation on 10 kV cable line stations) (Smart ETM (Distribution Network Automation on 10 kV cable line stations) (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name ETM (Distribution Network Automation on 10 kV cable line stations) Country Hungary Headquarters Location Budapest, Hungary Coordinates 47.498405°, 19.040758° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":47.498405,"lon":19.040758,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Advanced Communication and Control for Distributed Energy Resource Integration: Phase 2 Scientific Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this research project is to demonstrate sensing, communication, information and control technologies to achieve a seamless integration of multivendor distributed energy resource (DER) units at aggregation levels that meet individual user requirements for facility operations (residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, etc.) and further serve as resource options for electric and natural gas utilities. The fully demonstrated DER aggregation system with embodiment of communication and control technologies will lead to real-time, interactive, customer-managed service networks to achieve greater customer value. Work on this Advanced Communication and Control Project (ACCP) consists of a two-phase approach for an integrated demonstration of communication and control technologies to achieve a seamless integration of DER units to reach progressive levels of aggregated power output. Phase I involved design and proof-of-design, and Phase II involves real-world demonstration of the Phase I design architecture. The scope of work for Phase II of this ACCP involves demonstrating the Phase I design architecture in large scale real-world settings while integrating with the operations of one or more electricity supplier feeder lines. The communication and control architectures for integrated demonstration shall encompass combinations of software and hardware components, including: sensors, data acquisition and communication systems, remote monitoring systems, metering (interval revenue, real-time), local and wide area networks, Web-based systems, smart controls, energy management/information systems with control and automation of building energy loads, and demand-response management with integration of real-time market pricing. For Phase II, BPL Global shall demonstrate the Phase I design for integrating and controlling the operation of more than 10 DER units, dispersed at various locations in one or more Independent System Operator (ISO) Control Areas, at an aggregated scale of more than 1 MW, to provide grid support. Actual performance data with respect to each specified function above is to be collected during the Phase II field demonstration. At a minimum, the Phase II demonstration shall span one year of field operations. The demonstration performance will need to be validated by the target customer(s) for acceptance and subsequent implementation. An ISO must be involved in demonstration planning and execution. As part of the Phase II work, BPL Global shall develop a roadmap to commercialization that identifies and quantifies the potential markets for the integrated, aggregated DER systems and for the communication and control technologies demonstrated in Phase I. In addition, the roadmap must identify strategies and actions, as well as the regional and national markets where the aggregated DER systems with communication and control solutions will be introduced, along with a timeline projected for introduction into each identified market. In Phase I of this project, we developed a proof-of-concept ACCP system and architecture and began to test its functionality at real-world sites. These sites had just over 10 MW of DERs and allowed us to identify what needed to be done to commercialize this concept. As a result, we started Phase II by looking at our existing platform and identified its strengths and weaknesses as well as how it would need to evolve for commercialization. During this process, we worked with different stakeholders in the market including: Independent System Operators, DER owners and operators, and electric utility companies to fully understand the issues from all of the different perspectives. Once we had an understanding of the commercialized ACCP system, we began to document and prepare detailed designs of the different system components. The components of the system with the most significant design improvements were: the on-site remote terminal unit, the communication technology between the remote site and the data center, and the scalability and reliability of the data center application.

BPL Global

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of the Grain-Boundary Character and Energy Distributions of Yttria Using Automated Serial Sectioning and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Characterization of the Grain-Boundary Character and Energy Distributions of Yttria Using Automated (GBCD) and grain-boundary energy distribution (GBED). The GBCD de- rived from the three-dimensional data- entation parameters.10 In parallel with the GBCD, one can define the grain-boundary energy distribution

Rohrer, Gregory S.

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Secure multi-party communication with quantum key distribution managed by trusted authority  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Techniques and tools for implementing protocols for secure multi-party communication after quantum key distribution ("QKD") are described herein. In example implementations, a trusted authority facilitates secure communication between multiple user devices. The trusted authority distributes different quantum keys by QKD under trust relationships with different users. The trusted authority determines combination keys using the quantum keys and makes the combination keys available for distribution (e.g., for non-secret distribution over a public channel). The combination keys facilitate secure communication between two user devices even in the absence of QKD between the two user devices. With the protocols, benefits of QKD are extended to multi-party communication scenarios. In addition, the protocols can retain benefit of QKD even when a trusted authority is offline or a large group seeks to establish secure communication within the group.

Nordholt, Jane Elizabeth; Hughes, Richard John; Peterson, Charles Glen

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Hyperglue: Designing High-Level Agent Communication for Distributed Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We are building a new communication model and discoverysystem which will allow agent-based intelligent spacesto interact with one another. This new infrastructure layer,called Hyperglue, coordinates agent actions at a ...

Peters, Stephen

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Jini to Integrate Home Automation in a Distributed Software-System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The last few years, a tendency arose to integrate various programmable devices through ever expanding computer networks. One particular domain in which this evolution stood out clearly is home automation. The EIB standard defines a home automation solution ...

Peter Rigole; Tom Holvoet; Yolande Berbers

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Key distribution and update for secure inter-group multicast communication  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Group communication has become an important component in wireless networks. In this paper, we focus on the environments in which multiple groups coexist in the system, and both intra and inter group multicast traffic must be protected by secret keys. ... Keywords: inter-group communication, key distribution and update, security

Weichao Wang; Bharat Bhargava

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Open Automated Demand Response for Small Commerical Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Fully Automated Demand  Response in Large Facilities.  Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities.  Open Automated  Demand Response Communication Standards: 

Dudley, June Han

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Interprocessor communication speed and performance in distributed-memory parallel processors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have simulated several numerical and non-numerical algorithms on five distributed-memory parallel processors (DMPPs). All five DMPPs have the same topology (a torus), and the same number of nodes. The architectures differ only in the communication ...

M. Annaratone; C. Pommerell; R. Rühl

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A memory aid with remote communication using distributed technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electronic memory aids have been used successfully to give reminders to individuals with memory problems. These aids usually present short action reminders that are acknowledged by the user. The recent enhancement of handheld computers with wireless ... Keywords: Elderly, Memory-impaired users, Personal digital assistant, Remote communication

Andrea Szymkowiak; Kenny Morrison; Peter Gregor; Prveen Shah; J. Evans; A. Wilson

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IntelliGrid Architecture Development for Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distribution systems will ultimately implement thousands of devices in support of a variety of applications to support distribution automation as well as customer operations. However, standards necessary to enable integration of distribution equipment are not complete. This project identifies key applications and develops initial understanding of the data and behaviors of advanced distribution automation to enable full development of necessary communications standards.

2008-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-Time Middleware Concepts for Automating the Development of Distributed Embedded Control Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Developing distributed hard real-time applications is a complex endeavor. This paper presents two orthogonal and complementary approaches and their integration --- Giotto and the AOCS framework. Each of these approaches by itself leads to significant efficiency gains in the development of the software for embedded control systems. Giotto allows the high-level, platform independent specification of the timing behavior of possibly distributed embedded control applications with hard real-time requirements. It represents an innovative middleware concept for this category of applications which strictly separates platform-independent functionality and timing concerns from platform-dependent scheduling and communication issues. Giotto leaves open how the functionality of an application is implemented. Ideally, this should be done by reusing components 1 targeted at real-time control systems. In this spirit, the AOCS framework 2 project defines and implements a set of reusable object-orien...

T.B. Brown; T.A. Henzinger; C.M. Kirsch; A. Pasetti; W. Pree

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test Automation Test Automation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Test Automation Test Automation Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing 2013 Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Outline Test Automation Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Why? Challenges of Manual Testing Test-case design: Choosing inputs

Mousavi, Mohammad

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Fast detection of communication patterns in distributed executions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Understanding distributed applications is a tedious and difficult task. Visualizations based on process-time diagrams are often used to obtain a better understanding of the execution of the application. The visualization tool we use is Poet, an event ...

Thomas Kunz; Michiel F. H. Seuren

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Leveraging coherent distributed space-time codes for noncoherent communication in relay networks via training  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For point to point multiple input multiple output systems, Dayal-Brehler-Varanasi have proved that training codes achieve the same diversity order as that of the underlying coherent space time block code (STBC) if a simple minimum mean squared error ... Keywords: cooperative diversity, distributed space time block code, noncoherent communication, training

G. Susinder Rajan; B. Sundar Rajan

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Communication for Smart Grid Applications at Distribution Level Feasibility and Requirements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wireless Communication for Smart Grid Applications at Distribution Level ­ Feasibility Member IEEE, and Ward Jewell, Fellow IEEE Abstract-- Smart grid technology places greater demands high importance for the smart grid. There has already been significant work done on power system

Namboodiri, Vinod

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Open Automated Demand Response Technologies for Dynamic Pricing and Smart Grid  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings. ” In2010. “Open Automated Demand Response Dynamic Pricing2009. “Open Automated Demand Response Communications

Ghatikar, Girish

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automate feeders to improve reliability  

SciTech Connect

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG and E) improved system reliability and saved money with an alarm and control system for substation distribution switches using remote control by standard telephone-communication links. The method is especially well suited for urban and suburban areas with independent telephone and power systems. The automated systems can also add capability to areas now limited by the emergency capability. The primary distribution alarm and control system has both a substation and a field switch element. Photographs accompanying the description help to explain how the controls work. 7 figures. (DCK)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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D-ADMM: A Communication-Efficient Distributed Algorithm For Separable Optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a distributed algorithm, named D-ADMM, for solving separable optimization problems in networks of interconnected nodes or agents. In a separable optimization problem, the cost function is the sum of all the agents' private cost functions, and the constraint set is the intersection of all the agents' private constraint sets. We require the private cost function and constraint set of a node to be known by that node only, during and before the execution of the algorithm. The application of our algorithm is illustrated with problems from signal processing and control, namely average consensus, compressed sensing, and support vector machines. It is well known that communicating in distributed environments is the most energy/time-demanding operation. Thus, algorithms using less communications are more prone to make networks live longer, e.g., sensor networks, or to execute faster, e.g., in supercomputing platforms. Through simulations for several network types and problems, we show that our algorithm req...

Mota, João F C; Aguiar, Pedro M Q; Püschel, Markus

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Client Side Requirements for Data Acquisition and Control Subsystems for Distribution Automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

International standards such as those emerging from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have more capability to not only execute power engineering applications but to assist in the management and security of the next generation of automation equipment. Development of products and equipment that build on open standards such as IEC 61850 requires these steps to define the initial requirements for equipment that can take advantage of the advanced capabilities of these standards. Development ...

2004-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Communication and Control of Distributed Energy Resources at Detroit Edison  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The project objective was to create the communication and control system, the process and the economic procedures that will allow owners (e.g., residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, etc.) of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) connected in parallel to the electric distribution to have their resources operated in a manner that protects the electric utility distribution network and personnel that may be working on the network. The Distribution Engineering Workstation (DEW) (a power flow and short circuit modeling tool) was modified to calculate the real-time characteristics of the distribution network based on the real-time electric distribution network information and provide DER operating suggestions to the Detroit Edison system operators so that regional electric stability is maintained. Part of the suggestion algorithm takes into account the operational availability of DER’s, which is known by the Energy Aggregator, DTE Energy Technologies. The availability information will be exchanged from DTE Energy Technologies to Detroit Edison. For the calculated suggestions to be used by the Detroit Edison operators, procedures were developed to allow an operator to operate a DER by requesting operation of the DER through DTE Energy Technologies. Prior to issuing control of a DER, the safety of the distribution network and personnel needs to be taken into account. This information will be exchanged from Detroit Edison to DTE Energy Technologies. Once it is safe to control the DER, DTE Energy Technologies will issue the control signal. The real-time monitoring of the DECo system will reflect the DER control. Multi-vendor DER technologies’ representing approximately 4 MW of capacity was monitored and controlled using a web-based communication path. The DER technologies included are a photovoltaic system, energy storage, fuel cells and natural gas/diesel internal combustion engine generators. This report documents Phase I result for the Detroit Edison (Utility) led team, which also includes: DTE Energy Technology (DER provider & Aggregator), Electrical Distribution Design (Virginia Tech company supporting DEW); Systems Integration Specialists Company (real-time protocol integrator); and OSIsoft (software system for managing real-time information). This work was performed in anticipation of being selected for Phase II of the Advanced Communication and Control of Distributed Energy Resources project.

Haukur Asgeirsson; Richard Seguin

2004-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

79

Evolution of industrial automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automation has been of high priority for the manufacturing sector, from Ford's first set of Model-T Assembly lines in the early 1920s to the modern factory floor. With appropriate automation, the aim was to rationalise the production and keep ... Keywords: Ethernet, architecture, automated manufacturing, bus topology, control servers, distributed control, economies of scale, embedded intelligence, functionality, fuzzy logic, global village, graphic panel, industrial automation, networking, networks

R. Murugesan

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Security Automation Developer Days  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... not addressed is the actual distribution of standardized ... 3:30 – 4:45 Automation Content Repositories ... provide protocols for querying devices as to ...

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Simplified Application of the IEC 61850 for Distributed Energy Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The IEC 61850 standard originally was developed for the substation automation. During the last years it was adapted for the integration of distributed energy resources into communication networks. There are however specific requirements in this new field ... Keywords: distributed energy resources, communication, IEC 61850

Heinz Frank; Sidonia Mesentean; Friederich Kupzog

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survivability models for the assessment of smart grid distribution automation network designs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Smart grids are fostering a paradigm shift in the realm of power distribution systems. Whereas traditionally different components of the power distribution system have been provided and analyzed by different teams through different lenses, smart grids ... Keywords: fault tolerance, smart grid, survivability, transient analysis

Alberto Avritzer; Sindhu Suresh; Daniel Sadoc Menasché; Rosa Maria Meri Leão; Edmundo de Souza e Silva; Morganna Carmem Diniz; Kishor Trivedi; Lucia Happe; Anne Koziolek

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Holistic optimization of distribution automation network designs using survivability modeling and power flow equations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Smart grids are fostering a paradigm shift in the realm of power distribution systems. Whereas traditionally different components of the power distribution system have been provided and analyzed by different teams, smart grids require a unified and holistic ... Keywords: smart-grids

Anne Koziolek; Alberto Avritzer; Daniel Sadoc Menasché

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Communication System for Remote Monitoring and Adaptive Control of Distributed Ground Sensors Exhibiting Collective Intelligence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Comprehensive management of the battle-space has created new requirements in information management, communication, and interoperability as they effect surveillance and situational awareness. The objective of this proposal is to expand intelligent controls theory to produce a uniquely powerful implementation of distributed ground-based measurement incorporating both local collective behavior, and interoperative global optimization for sensor fusion and mission oversight. By using a layered hierarchal control architecture to orchestrate adaptive reconfiguration of autonomous robotic agents, we can improve overall robustness and functionality in dynamic tactical environments without information bottlenecks. In this concept, each sensor is equipped with a miniaturized optical reflectance modulator which is interactively monitored as a remote transponder using a covert laser communication protocol from a remote mothership or operative. Robot data-sharing at the ground level can be leveraged with global evaluation criteria, including terrain overlays and remote imaging data. Information sharing and distributed intelli- gence opens up a new class of remote-sensing applications in which small single-function autono- mous observers at the local level can collectively optimize and measure large scale ground-level signals. AS the need for coverage and the number of agents grows to improve spatial resolution, cooperative behavior orchestrated by a global situational awareness umbrella will be an essential ingredient to offset increasing bandwidth requirements within the net. A system of the type described in this proposal will be capable of sensitively detecting, tracking, and mapping spatial distributions of measurement signatures which are non-stationary or obscured by clutter and inter- fering obstacles by virtue of adaptive reconfiguration. This methodology could be used, for example, to field an adaptive ground-penetrating radar for detection of underground structures in urban environments and to detect chemical species concentrations in migrating plumes. Given is our research in these areas and a status report of our progress.

Cameron, S.M.; Stantz, K.M.; Trahan, M.W.; Wagner, J.S.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Communications  

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and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Communications and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Communications Network Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Communications Network SCADA communication networks are used to control geographically dispersed devices. The electricity grid has employed them for 15 years; smart grid implements SCADA more extensively both in geographic density and automated control of distribution system functionality. "SCADA systems are highly distributed systems used to control geographically dispersed assets, often scattered over thousands of square kilometers, where centralized data acquisition and control are critical to system operation." NIST Guide to Supervisory and Data Acquisition - SCADA and Industrial Control Systems Security (2007).[1]

86

Reliability Improvements from the Application of Distribution Automation Technologies - Initial Results  

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

U.S. Department of Energy | December 2012 Table of Contents Executive Summary ................................................................................................................. ii 1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Purpose and Scope ....................................................................................................... 1 1.2 Background on Electric Distribution Reliability ............................................................ 2 1.3 Organization of this Report .......................................................................................... 3 2. Overview of Systems, Devices, and Expected Benefits...................................................... 4

87

Communication library for run-time visualization of distributed, asynchronous data  

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In this paper we present a method for collecting and visualizing data generated by a parallel computational simulation during run time. Data distributed across multiple processes is sent across parallel communication lines to a remote workstation, which sorts and queues the data for visualization. We have implemented our method in a set of tools called PORTAL (for Parallel aRchitecture data-TrAnsfer Library). The tools comprise generic routines for sending data from a parallel program (callable from either C or FORTRAN), a semi-parallel communication scheme currently built upon Unix Sockets, and a real-time connection to the scientific visualization program AVS. Our method is most valuable when used to examine large datasets that can be efficiently generated and do not need to be stored on disk. The PORTAL source libraries, detailed documentation, and a working example can be obtained by anonymous ftp from info.mcs.anl.gov from the file portal.tar.Z from the directory pub/portal.

Rowlan, J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Wightman, B.T. [Wisconsin Univ., Oshkosh, WI (United States)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Definition: Automated Feeder And Line Switching | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Automated Feeder And Line Switching Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Feeder And Line Switching Automated feeder and line switching is realized through automatic isolation and reconfiguration of faulted segments of distribution feeders or transmission lines via sensors, controls, switches, and communications systems. These devices can operate autonomously in response to local events or in response to signals from a central control system.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, transmission line References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Functions' An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Automated_Feeder_And_Line_Switching&oldid=480562"

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Documentation: The automated ORAD (Oil Refinery and Distribution Model) to RYMs (Refinery Yield Model) linked system  

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The Refinery Evaluation Modeling System (REMS) is an analytic tool used by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) to provide insight into the domestic operations of United States refineries. REMS can be used to determine the potential impacts of changes in demands for petroleum products, crude and feedstock qualities, refinery processing capacities, foreign and domestic crude availabilities, transportation modes and costs, and government regulations. REMS is a set of linear programming models that solve for a partial equilibrium in the US refinery market by equating supply and demand while maximizing profits for US refiners. REMS consists of two models: the Refinery Yield Model (RYM), and the Oil Refinery and Distribution Model (ORAD). RYMs consists of nine separate regional models that represent the contiguous US refinery system. These nine regions are aggregates of the 13 Bureau of Mines (BOM) refinery districts. ORAD integrates the results from the individual RYMs into a transportation network which represents the US refinery market. ORAD uses the extreme point refinery representation from RYMs to solve for the optimal product prices in ORAD.

Sanders, R.P.; Kydes, A.S.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Findings from Seven Years of Field Performance Data for Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings  

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Open Automated Demand Response Demonstration Project” LBNL-2009a). “Open Automated Demand Response Communications inand Actions for Industrial Demand Response in California. ”

Kiliccote, Sila

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Wireless Communications and Networking Technologies for Smart Grid: Paradigms and Challenges  

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Smart grid, regarded as the next generation power grid, uses two-way flows of electricity and information to create a widely distributed automated energy delivery network. In this work we present our vision on smart grid from the perspective of wireless communications and networking technologies. We present wireless communication and networking paradigms for four typical scenarios in the future smart grid and also point out the research challenges of the wireless communication and networking technologies used in smart grid

Fang, Xi; Xue, Guoliang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Distributed Automated Demand Response  

... could offer the adaptors under incentive programs in a manner similar to the programs in place for compact fluorescent light bulbs.

93

Powerline Communications Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides background on the technology and development of power line communications for utility automation and customer communications. The report presents technical information on power line technology development that can be used in utility decision making with respect to research, development, standards, and use of power lines as communications media for advanced applications.

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

94

Distributed Intelligent Agents for Decision Making at Local Distributed  

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Distributed Intelligent Agents for Decision Making at Local Distributed Distributed Intelligent Agents for Decision Making at Local Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Levels Speaker(s): David Cohen Date: June 3, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Peng Xu Our goals are to develop and commercialize a system of adaptive, intelligent software components which run at distributed locations (DER-level) on the energy network to improve the reliability, efficiency, and security of the U.S. electrical distribution network. We are developing GridAgents, an enabling software technology framework and platform using a distributed multi-agent systems approach for advanced communications and control capabilities (large- scale automated demand response, distribution automation control, and Microgrid control applications). For more

95

Automation Status  

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NREL Manufacturing R&D Workshop NREL Manufacturing R&D Workshop NREL H2/FC Manufacturing R&D Workshop Automation Status Garry Sperrick garry@sperkllc.com 585-259-0311 August 11, 2011 Automation Status NREL Manufacturing R&D Workshop Presentation Overview ƒ Brief Introduction ƒ DOE / NREL - Review & Discussion ƒ Automation Platforms ƒ Automation Processes ƒ Automation Considerations of the Manufacturer ƒ Manufacturer and the Supplier ƒ Three (3) Automation Programs Following these Guidelines ƒ Automotive Component Manufacturing ƒ Medical Manufacturing ƒ Membrane Electrode Assembly Manufacturing ƒ Hypothetical Fuel Cell Manufacturing Platforms August 11, 2011 Automation Status NREL Manufacturing R&D Workshop Professional Bio ƒ Automation Technician - Mobil Chemical

96

Home Automation  

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In this paper I briefly discuss the importance of home automation system. Going in to the details I briefly present a real time designed and implemented software and hardware oriented house automation research project, capable of automating house's electricity and providing a security system to detect the presence of unexpected behavior.

Ahmed, Zeeshan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Distributed simulation in manufacturing: EPOCHS: integrated commercial off-the-shelf software for agent-based electric power and communication simulation  

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This paper reports on the development of the Electric Power and Communication Synchronizing Simulator (EPOCHS), a distributed simulation environment. Existing electric power simulation tools accurately model power systems of the past, which were controlled ...

Kenneth M. Hopkinson; Kenneth P. Birman; Renan Giovanini; Denis V. Coury; Xiaoru Wang; James S. Thorp

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Test Automation Ant JUnit Test Automation  

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Test Automation Ant JUnit Test Automation Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing 2012 Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Ant JUnit Outline Test Automation Ant JUnit Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Ant JUnit Why? Challenges of Manual Testing

Mousavi, Mohammad

99

Direct versus Facility Centric Load Control for Automated Demand Response  

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Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure.and Techniques for Demand Response. LBNL Report 59975. Mayand Communications for Demand Response and Energy Efficiency

Piette, Mary Ann

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response  

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A. Barat, D. Watson. Demand Response Spinning ReserveOpen Automated Demand Response Communication Standards:Dynamic Controls for Demand Response in a New Commercial

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Two-way data communication between utility and customer  

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Distribution automation is the remote control of the distribution network that carries power from local substations to customer meters. The system, which seems to be feasible for the near future, provides two-way communication between utility and customer; not only must the utility operator be able to issue commands to automated equipment but the customer's meter must be able to answer the controller, reporting status and relaying data. Although there are other available, three types of communication systems are being investigated at present as the most feasible: power line carrier, telephone, and radio. Each system has its own special capabilities and limitations. Hybrid systems (two or more different communication systems) are also a possibility. Besides fault location and service restoration, distribution automation could facilitate time-of-day metering, load control, voltage control, and even meter reading. Most aspects of this two-way communication are accepted as beneficial by the customer; load control, however, which could selectively interfere with major appliances like water heaters, air conditioners, etc., during peak demand by selectively switching them off to level peak loads, might not be so readily acceptable. (SAC)

Lihach, N.; Blair, W.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

A post-occupancy monitored evaluation of the dimmable lighting, automated shading, and underfloor air distribution system in The New York Times Building  

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23E 23E A Post-Occupancy Monitored Evaluation of the Dimmable Lighting, Automated Shading, and Underfloor Air Distribution System in The New York Times Building E.S. Lee, L.L. Fernandes, B. Coffey, A. McNeil, R. Clear Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory T. Webster, F. Bauman, D. Dickerhoff, D. Heinzerling, T. Hoyt University of California Berkeley Windows and Envelope Materials Group Building Technology and Urban Systems Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division January 2013 ! 2 Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty,

103

Feeder and Network Evolution for the Distribution System of the Future  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Historically, electrical distribution systems have been designed to deliver power from the distribution substations to the end users. The future evolution of the distribution system, as envisioned in EPRI's Advanced Distribution Automation (ADA) initiative, will merge power delivery with distributed intelligent control and communications systems. This report covers the results of a survey of electric utilities and a follow-up seminar with survey participants. Survey responses were obtained from eleven US...

2004-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

104

Distributed Intelligent Agents for Decision Making at Local Distribute...  

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(large- scale automated demand response, distribution automation control, and Microgrid control applications). For more information about this seminar, please contact: Peng...

105

Validity of automated x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy algorithm to determine the amount of substance and the depth distribution of atoms  

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The author reports a systematic study of the range of validity of a previously developed algorithm for automated x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis, which takes into account the variation in both peak intensity and the intensity in the background of inelastically scattered electrons. This test was done by first simulating spectra for the Au4d peak with gold atoms distributed in the form of a wide range of nanostructures, which includes overlayers with varying thickness, a 5 A layer of atoms buried at varying depths and a substrate covered with an overlayer of varying thickness. Next, the algorithm was applied to analyze these spectra. The algorithm determines the number of atoms within the outermost 3 {lambda} of the surface. This amount of substance is denoted AOS{sub 3{lambda}} (where {lambda} is the electron inelastic mean free path). In general the determined AOS{sub 3{lambda}} is found to be accurate to within {approx}10-20% depending on the depth distribution of the atoms. The algorithm also determines a characteristic length L, which was found to give unambiguous information on the depth distribution of the atoms for practically all studied cases. A set of rules for this parameter, which relates the value of L to the depths where the atoms are distributed, was tested, and these rules were found to be generally valid with only a few exceptions. The results were found to be rather independent of the spectral energy range (from 20 to 40 eV below the peak energy) used in the analysis.

Tougaard, Sven [Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M DK-5230 (Denmark)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

106

Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the past several years, interest in large-scale control of peak energy demand and total consumption has increased. While motivated by a number of factors, this interest has primarily been spurred on the demand side by the increasing cost of energy and, on the supply side by the limited ability of utilities to build sufficient electricity generation capacity to meet unrestrained future demand. To address peak electricity use Demand Response (DR) systems are being proposed to motivate reductions in electricity use through the use of price incentives. DR systems are also be design to shift or curtail energy demand at critical times when the generation, transmission, and distribution systems (i.e. the 'grid') are threatened with instabilities. To be effectively deployed on a large-scale, these proposed DR systems need to be automated. Automation will require robust and efficient data communications infrastructures across geographically dispersed markets. The present availability of widespread Internet connectivity and inexpensive, reliable computing hardware combined with the growing confidence in the capabilities of distributed, application-level communications protocols suggests that now is the time for designing and deploying practical systems. Centralized computer systems that are capable of providing continuous signals to automate customers reduction of power demand, are known as Demand Response Automation Servers (DRAS). The deployment of prototype DRAS systems has already begun - with most initial deployments targeting large commercial and industrial (C & I) customers. An examination of the current overall energy consumption by economic sector shows that the C & I market is responsible for roughly half of all energy consumption in the US. On a per customer basis, large C & I customers clearly have the most to offer - and to gain - by participating in DR programs to reduce peak demand. And, by concentrating on a small number of relatively sophisticated energy consumers, it has been possible to improve the DR 'state of the art' with a manageable commitment of technical resources on both the utility and consumer side. Although numerous C & I DR applications of a DRAS infrastructure are still in either prototype or early production phases, these early attempts at automating DR have been notably successful for both utilities and C & I customers. Several factors have strongly contributed to this success and will be discussed below. These successes have motivated utilities and regulators to look closely at how DR programs can be expanded to encompass the remaining (roughly) half of the state's energy load - the light commercial and, in numerical terms, the more important residential customer market. This survey examines technical issues facing the implementation of automated DR in the residential environment. In particular, we will look at the potential role of home automation networks in implementing wide-scale DR systems that communicate directly to individual residences.

McParland, Charles

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Commercial Buildings Communications protocols  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There are many automation and control protocols in use in commercial building and residential sectors today. For both commercial building and residential sectors there are several thousand manufacturers throughout the world that supply end-use electrical appliances and other building fixtures that communicate using these automation and control protocols. Some of these protocols are based on open standards (for example, BACnet, DALI) while others are semi-proprietary (for example, Zigbee, LonWorks, Modbus...

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

108

Prior NIST Work in Public Safety Communications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Prior NIST Work in Public Safety Communications. ... Distributed Testbed for First Responders; Guide to Public Safety Communication Technologies.

2013-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

109

Application Opportunities in Wireless Communications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents results of examining applications of wireless technologies that may present business potential for energy companies. Five different wireless technology areas are reviewed. Three areas -- Communication Networks, Monitored Security Services, and Home Automation -- potentially represent new business ventures for utilities. Two areas -- Automatic Vehicle Location and Automated Field-Force Management -- represent wireless applications with potential for reduced operating costs and improve...

1998-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

110

Automating the analytical laboratory via the Chemical Analysis Automation paradigm  

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To address the need for standardization within the analytical chemistry laboratories of the nation, the Chemical Analysis Automation (CAA) program within the US Department of Energy, Office of Science and Technology`s Robotic Technology Development Program is developing laboratory sample analysis systems that will automate the environmental chemical laboratories. The current laboratory automation paradigm consists of islands-of-automation that do not integrate into a system architecture. Thus, today the chemist must perform most aspects of environmental analysis manually using instrumentation that generally cannot communicate with other devices in the laboratory. CAA is working towards a standardized and modular approach to laboratory automation based upon the Standard Analysis Method (SAM) architecture. Each SAM system automates a complete chemical method. The building block of a SAM is known as the Standard Laboratory Module (SLM). The SLM, either hardware or software, automates a subprotocol of an analysis method and can operate as a standalone or as a unit within a SAM. The CAA concept allows the chemist to easily assemble an automated analysis system, from sample extraction through data interpretation, using standardized SLMs without the worry of hardware or software incompatibility or the necessity of generating complicated control programs. A Task Sequence Controller (TSC) software program schedules and monitors the individual tasks to be performed by each SLM configured within a SAM. The chemist interfaces with the operation of the TSC through the Human Computer Interface (HCI), a logical, icon-driven graphical user interface. The CAA paradigm has successfully been applied in automating EPA SW-846 Methods 3541/3620/8081 for the analysis of PCBs in a soil matrix utilizing commercially available equipment in tandem with SLMs constructed by CAA.

Hollen, R.; Rzeszutko, C.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Definition: Automated Voltage And Var Control | Open Energy Information  

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Voltage And Var Control Voltage And Var Control Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Voltage And Var Control Automated voltage and VAR control requires coordinated operation of reactive power resources such as capacitor banks, voltage regulators, transformer load-tap changers, and distributed generation (DG) with sensors, controls, and communications systems. These devices could operate autonomously in response to local events or in response to signals from a central control system.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Also Known As Volt-VAR Control (VVC) Related Terms smart grid, Reactive Power References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Functions' An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from

112

Automated fiber pigtailing machine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The Automated Fiber Pigtailing Machine (AFPM) aligns and attaches optical fibers to optoelectronic (OE) devices such as laser diodes, photodiodes, and waveguide devices without operator intervention. The so-called pigtailing process is completed with sub-micron accuracies in less than 3 minutes. The AFPM operates unattended for one hour, is modular in design and is compatible with a mass production manufacturing environment. This machine can be used to build components which are used in military aircraft navigation systems, computer systems, communications systems and in the construction of diagnostics and experimental systems. 26 figs.

Strand, O.T.; Lowry, M.E.

1999-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

113

Security Automation Conference & Workshop  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Security Automation Conference & Workshop. ... Richard Hale, DISA - Information Security & Security Automation in DoD (coming soon); ...

114

Automated dispenser  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automated dispenser having a conventional pipette attached to an actuating cylinder through a flexible cable for delivering precise quantities of a liquid through commands from remotely located computer software. The travel of the flexible cable is controlled by adjustable stops and a locking shaft. The pipette can be positioned manually or by the hands of a robot. 1 fig.

Hollen, R.M.; Stalnaker, N.D.

1989-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

115

Self-* in Multimedia Communication Overlays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multimedia Communication Systems (MCSs) usually deploy complex data distribution overlays, making the efficient interchange of multimedia content possible. The time constraints imposed by interactive communications further complicate the management of ... Keywords: Autonomic computing, Multimedia Communication Systems, Overlays, Self-*, Taxonomy

Pelayo NuñO; Juan C. Granda; Francisco J. SuáRez; Daniel F. GarcíA

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Assessment of Wireless Technologies for Advanced Automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The power industry is seeing a resurgence of interest in advanced automation and customer communications. A variety of wireless technologies are becoming available that could be used in advanced automation applications for utilities. However, decisions on physical media infrastructure should be made cautiously since use of these technologies may directly impact system performance, reliability, and long-term costs. This report is a preliminary analysis of some of the leading wireless technologies that are...

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

117

Instrumentation, Controls, and Automation Newsletter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the first newsletter for the Instrumentation, Controls, and Automation program of EPRI. This newsletter summarizes results of past and current projects and provides an overview of projects that will be completed in 2010. The first article describes the recently prototyped software Asset Fault Signature Database. The second article, "Inter-Control Center Communications Protocol Benefits Assessment," describes a previously completed EPRI/Southern Company tailored collaboration project. "Survey of C...

2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

118

Automated Critical Peak Pricing Field Tests: 2006 Pilot Program Description and Results  

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Techniques  for  Demand  Response.   Lawrence  Berkeley Communications  for  Demand Response and Energy Efficiency for  Automated  Demand  Response  Demonstration.   2004.  

Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David; Motegi, Naoya; Kiliccote, Sila

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Summary Results of Electricity Distribution System Challenges and Opportunities  

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

6, 2012 6, 2012 Summary Results of Electricity Distribution System Challenges & Opportunities From Breakout Group Sessions Red Team Results Top Challenges * Communication * System Awareness & Modeling * Standards and Interoperability * Need a national scale Grid Operating System (Grid OS) including microgrids - a uniform framework towards operating all of the nation's distribution grids using a collaborative approach - DOE needs to develop an advanced SCADA system definition given to system operators * Bring information together from various sources - differing protocols, lack of a data service bus, automated processes * Lack of a standard communication protocols, data formats/interfaces

120

Capitalizing on Two-Way Communications for Demand Response -- Vendor Overview  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is part of a two-volume study on communication technologies for demand response. Communications and controls technologies can automate much of the work in a utility's demand response program. This automation can make programs easier for customers to use, therefore making them more attractive and robust. This volume focuses on communication technologies currently available for automated demand response communications. The report also provides an overview of major technology vendors whose produ...

2003-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Weight control in an automated design environment. [Of aircraft  

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Results of a program to study weight control in an automated design environment are presented. Automation, computer applications, design coverage and special communication problems are discussed. Results of a tube weight analysis routine, a program of weight control incentives, and results of a special weight reduction program are given.

Staton, R.N.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

HEADLINE: DOE Pursues Automation in West Virginia Lab  

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assigned to their definition of a Smart Grid. So, what exactly does this Smart Grid distribution automation system look like? As always, interoperability is a factor. First, it's...

123

Common Objects for Pricing and Control Communications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The challenges faced by the electric power industry in application level communications include the integration of communication standards from various fields. For dynamic customer and electric vehicle integration, this task requires the integration of communication standards under development for advanced power systems automation. Toward this end, this report proposes draft real time pricing objects and demand response communications in a structure and format consistent with the International Electrotec...

2009-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

124

Assessing the Usefulness of Distributed Measurements in the Smart Grid  

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Distribution Automation C. Grid Reliability – Data and Networking D. Grid Reliability – the Smart Grid

Framhein, Theodore Anthony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Application of SCAP to Secure Unified Communications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Workshop held @ NIST as part of the 4th Information Security Automation Conference, ... Devices UC Network ... To be placed on the distribution list for ...

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

126

Synchrophasor Communication Infrastructure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report details ongoing work begun in 2011 evaluating benefits of various wide-area communications approaches for transport of synchrophasor measurements, with a focus on latency. Recent discussions on synchrophasor use in the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI) community have included consideration of automated closed-loop control over an Internet protocol (IP) network infrastructure.The project’s focus in 2012 has been twofold: NASPInet architecture design and ...

2012-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

127

Analysis of Automated Model against DDoS Attacks  

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Today Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are causing major threat to perform online business over the Internet. Recently several schemes have been proposed on how to prevent some of these attacks, but they suffer from a range of problems, some of them being impractical and others not being effective against these attacks. Our previous work proposed an automated model that deals with the overall DDoS problem. With a new packet marking technique and agent design, our approach has many advanced features to minimize the DDoS attacks within a single ISP domain. In this paper we discuss different types of attacks that are possible on our model and propose techniques to counteract the identified attacks. We will also discuss security protocols for communication between different entities in our model.

Udaya Kiran Tupakula

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Automated deduction for verification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automated deduction uses computation to perform symbolic logical reasoning. It has been a core technology for program verification from the very beginning. Satisfiability solvers for propositional and first-order logic significantly automate the task ...

Natarajan Shankar

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Making automation work  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today's automated systems provide enormous safety and convenience. However, when glitches, problems, or breakdowns occur, the results can be catastrophic.

Samuel Greengard

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Automated task allocation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The goal of the paradigm shift in Air Traffic Management (ATM) is to increase its overall performance by means of redesigning processes, evolving to a more automated, autonomous and predictable system. Nevertheless, when dealing with automation, it is ... Keywords: ATM, anticipatory, autonomous, centric, compensatory, decision support tools, level of automation, operations research, optimisation, performance metrics, task allocation

Rocío Barragán Montes, Eduardo García, Francisco Javier Sáez Nieto

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Definition: Automated Islanding And Reconnection | Open Energy Information  

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Islanding And Reconnection Islanding And Reconnection Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Islanding And Reconnection Automated Islanding and Reconnection Automated islanding and reconnection is achieved by automated separation and subsequent reconnection (autonomous synchronization) of an independently operated portion of the T&D system (i.e., microgrid) from the interconnected electric grid. A microgrid is an integrated energy system consisting of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources which, as an integrated system, can operate in parallel with the grid or as an island.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Islanding refers to the condition in which a distributed (DG) generator continues to power a location even though electrical grid power

132

Definition: Automated Capacitors | Open Energy Information  

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Capacitors Capacitors Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Capacitors Capacitors can increase the voltage on a distribution circuit by providing reactive power (often referred to as volt-amperes-reactive or VArs). Capacitor banks are switched in discrete steps, either manually, or in response to the voltage at the location where they are connected; typically, distribution capacitor banks are switched in a single step. If the voltage falls too far below the set point, the capacitor is switched in to raise the voltage. If the voltage rises too high above the set point, the capacitor is switched out to lower the voltage. Automated capacitors can be switched in coordination with other voltage control devices with signals from local sensors, distribution automation systems, or grid

133

Report: Communications  

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

COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNICATIONS Background In September 2006, the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB) issued a report to the Assistant Secretary that contained recommendations pertaining to communications. These recommendations were approved and implemented to varying degrees. Recommendation 2006-06: Establish a permanent position to provide the needed communications role in the Office of the Assistant Secretary. Recommendation 2006-07: Incorporate communications into all aspects of decision-making. Recommendation 2006-08: Incorporate a communications element or standard to performance appraisal plans for key managers, especially field managers. Recommendation 2006-09: Measure the effectiveness of current communications tools.

134

Automation of pattern recognition and fractal-geometry-based pattern quantification, exemplified by mineral-phase distribution patterns in igneous rocks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study analyses the possibility of accurate quantification of automatically digitized mineral-phase distribution patterns in igneous rocks. Based on their colour contrast, different minerals were manually and automatically digitized on micro to macro ... Keywords: Box-counting, Fabric inhomogeneity, Fabric quantification, Fractal geometry, Granite

Mark Peternell; Jörn H. Kruhl

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

NREL: Distributed Grid Integration - Research Staff  

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interests include grid integration of renewables systems (wind and PV), energy storage system integration, distributed energy resources, distribution automation, power systems,...

136

CAESAR: Computer Automated Resummations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This talk gives a brief discussion of the motivations and principles behind computer automated expert semi-analytical resummation (CAESAR) for QCD final states.

Gavin P. Salam

2004-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

137

Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response  

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Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings Title Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-2340e Year of Publication 2009 Authors Piette, Mary Ann, Girish Ghatikar, Sila Kiliccote, David S. Watson, Edward Koch, and Dan Hennage Journal Journal of Computing Science and Information Engineering Volume 9 Issue 2 Keywords communication and standards, market sectors, openadr Abstract This paper describes the concept for and lessons from the development and field-testing of an open, interoperable communications infrastructure to support automated demand response (auto-DR). Automating DR allows greater levels of participation, improved reliability, and repeatability of the DR in participating facilities. This paper also presents the technical and architectural issues associated with auto-DR and description of the demand response automation server (DRAS), the client/server architecture-based middle-ware used to automate the interactions between the utilities or any DR serving entity and their customers for DR programs. Use case diagrams are presented to show the role of the DRAS between utility/ISO and the clients at the facilities.

138

An automated translator for model checking time constrained workflow systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Workflows have proven to be a useful conceptualization for the automation of business processes. While formal verification methods (e.g., model checking) can help ensure the reliability of workflow systems, the industrial uptake of such methods has been ... Keywords: automated translation, distributed model checking, modeling, time, workflow systems

Ahmed Shah Mashiyat; Fazle Rabbi; Hao Wang; Wendy MacCaull

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

A Survey of Wireless Communications for the Electric Power System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A key mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is to enhance the security and reliability of the nation’s energy infrastructure. Improving the security of control systems, which enable the automated control of our energy production and distribution, is critical for protecting the energy infrastructure and the integral function that it serves in our lives. The DOE-OE Control Systems Security Program provides research and development to help the energy industry actively pursue advanced security solutions for control systems. The focus of this report is analyzing how, where, and what type of wireless communications are suitable for deployment in the electric power system and to inform implementers of their options in wireless technologies. The discussions in this report are applicable to enhancing both the communications infrastructure of the current electric power system and new smart system deployments. The work described in this report includes a survey of the following wireless technologies: • IEEE 802.16 d and e (WiMAX) • IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) family of a, b, g, n, and s • Wireless sensor protocols that use parts of the IEEE 802.15.4 specification: WirelessHART, International Society of Automation (ISA) 100.11a, and Zigbee • The 2, 3, and 4 generation (G )cellular technologies of GPRS/EDGE/1xRTT, HSPA/EVDO, and Long-Term Evolution (LTE)/HSPA+UMTS.

Akyol, Bora A.; Kirkham, Harold; Clements, Samuel L.; Hadley, Mark D.

2010-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

140

Distribution:  

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141

Group communication specifications: a comprehensive study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

View-oriented group communication is an important and widely used building block for many distributed applications. Much current research has been dedicated to specifying the semantics and services of view-oriented group communication systems (GCSs). However, ... Keywords: Group communication systems, partitionable group membership, process group membership, specifications of group communication systems, view synchrony, virtual synchrony

Gregory V. Chockler; Idit Keidar; Roman Vitenberg

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Automated Demand Response and Commissioning  

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Fully-Automated Demand Response Test in Large Facilities14in DR systems. Demand Response using HVAC in Commercialof Fully Automated Demand Response in Large Facilities”

Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David S.; Motegi, Naoya; Bourassa, Norman

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Distributed storage with communication costs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering (Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering (

Armstrong, Craig Kenneth

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Use and Impact of Automated Aircraft Data in a Global 4DVAR Data Assimilation System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of automated aircraft data [Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR) and Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)] has recently been extended in ECMWF's operational 4DVAR data assimilation system. Herein, a ...

Carla Cardinali; Lars Isaksen; Erik Andersson

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Data communications  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this paper is to recommend regulatory guidance for reviewers examining computer communication systems used in nuclear power plants. The recommendations cover three areas important to these communications systems: system design, communication protocols, and communication media. The first area, system design, considers three aspects of system design--questions about architecture, specific risky design elements or omissions to look for in designs being reviewed, and recommendations for multiplexed data communication systems used in safety systems. The second area reviews pertinent aspects of communication protocol design and makes recommendations for newly designed protocols or the selection of existing protocols for safety system, information display, and non-safety control system use. The third area covers communication media selection, which differs significantly from traditional wire and cable. The recommendations for communication media extend or enhance the concerns of published IEEE standards about three subjects: data rate, imported hazards and maintainability.

Preckshot, G.G. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Improvements in dependability and usability for a substation automation system with redundancy  

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Substation Automation Systems (SAS) are widely used for the purpose of control, protection, monitoring, communication etc. in substations to improve the reliability of the power supply. SASs adopting IT based solutions such as Ethernet LAN have recently ... Keywords: IEC 61850, SAS, availability, dependability, redundant system, reliability, substation automation system, system architecture

Hachidai Ito; Keiichi Kaneda; Koichi Hamamatsu; Tatsuji Tanaka; Koichi Nara

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Automated Monitoring and Control Using New Data Integration Paradigm Mladen Kezunovi , Tanja Djoki Tatjana Kosti  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-2003, Substation Committee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society [3] C.R.Ozansoy, A.Zayegh, A.Kalam, "Communications for Substation Automation and Integration", In Australasian Universities Power Engineering Substation Automation LiPing LU1,2 , GangYan LI1 , YeQiong SONG2 1 ­ School of Mechanical and Electronical

Kezunovic, Mladen

148

Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania  

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

Study - PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Smart Grid Investment Grant Study - PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Smart Grid Investment Grant 1 Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL) provides electricity to 1.4 million customers across central and eastern Pennsylvania. Having installed smart meters and other advanced technologies over the last several years, PPL has experience with operating smart grid systems and achieving operational improvements. To further improve quality of service for its customers, PPL is implementing a $38 million Smart Grid Investment Grant, which includes $19 million in Recovery Act funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). PPL is installing a distribution management system (DMS), distribution automation (DA) devices, and supporting communication systems in a pilot program in the Harrisburg

149

Operational Automated Graphics at the National Climatic Data Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In January 1987 the National Climatic Data Center introduced automated graphics into its Climatological Data publications. The publications, which are produced for each state and distributed to thousands of subscribers monthly, have, in the past, ...

Michael Crowe; Thomas Reek; Robert Mattingly

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Human-automation collaborative RRT for UAV mission path planning  

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Future envisioned Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) missions will be carried out in dynamic and complex environments. Human-automation collaboration will be required in order to distribute the increased mission workload that ...

Caves, Américo De Jesús (Caves Corral)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Automated Demand Response Today  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Demand response (DR) has progressed over recent years beyond manual and semi-automated DR to include growing implementation and experience with fully automated demand response (AutoDR). AutoDR has been shown to be of great value over manual and semi-automated DR because it reduces the need for human interactions and decisions, and it increases the speed and reliability of the response. AutoDR, in turn, has evolved into the specification known as OpenADR v1.0 (California Energy Commission, PIER Program, C...

2012-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

152

Automated Program Description  

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The Programmer's apprentice (PA) is an automated program development tool. The PA depends upon a library of common algorithms (cliches) as the source of its knowledge about programming. The PA uses these cliches to understand ...

Cyphers, D. Scott

153

Automated reaction mapping  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automated reaction mapping is a fundamental first step in the analysis of chemical reactions and opens the door to the development of sophisticated chemical kinetic tools. This article formulates the reaction mapping problem as an optimization problem. ... Keywords: Cheminformatics, mechanisms

John D. Crabtree; Dinesh P. Mehta

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Roxboro Integrated Automation Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI, Carolina Power & Light (CP&L), and ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB) formed an alliance to develop and demonstrate automation technologies at CP&LOs Roxboro Plant. This alliance is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding that allows all parties to share in the success of the products developed, and to contribute to their commercialization. This research project is intended to demonstrate the economic benefits of efficient and useful plant-wide automation technologies for the utility industry. Successful im...

1997-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

155

Quantum Communications  

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... In summary, we perform research and development (R&D) in quantum communication and related measurement areas with an emphasis on ...

2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

156

Investigation of broadband over power line channel capacity of shipboard power system cables for ship communications networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Broadband over Power Line (BPL) technology has garnered significant attention lately due to recent advancements in solid state technologies and channel coding schemes. The successful application of BPL technology for in-home automation and networking has led to suggestions of applying BPL in other systems including ships. The application of BPL technology using the Shipboard Power System (SPS) as a potential communications network for ship automation systems has been proposed, to achieve recent U.S. Navy ship management concepts geared toward reducing ship manning while improving operational efficiency. This thesis presents an analytical model developed to examine the channel response characteristics and estimated throughput capacity of SPS cables. The work used a multiconductor transmission line theory based approach to model the channel response of SPS distribution lines and estimated the channel throughput capacity using a “water-filling” communication technique. This work found that BPL using the SPS holds a strong potential for use as a communications network for ship communication systems.

Akinnikawe, Ayorinde

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Automating DNA processing  

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Technology is currently available to identify the genetic codes responsible for physical traits and genetic diseases in both plants and animals. Regardless of whether the final goal is medical diagnosis or breeder selection, extensive time and resources must be spent in laboratory research to determine the genetic structure of the relevant organisms. DNA processing is riddled with time intensive laboratory techniques that must be improved or replaced if genotyping large numbers of samples is to be accomplished. This thesis identifies and explains modules in DNA processing and how they can be improved by automation. modules associated with genome mapping are the focus of most of the discussion. A functional biochemistry background is provided so that researchers in automation can be efficiently assimilated to future biochen-fistry/automation projects. The needs of biochemistry researchers at Texas A&M University are specifically addressed. Herein, DNA processing has been defined as a series of discrete sub-processes or process modules in order to aid scheduling of future automation projects. Target process modules (sub-processes with a high probability of automation success) have been identified. In addition, possible automation solutions have been proposed for each target module along with a characterization of fundamental design parameters. Concluding this text is a discussion of procedures in genome mapping that have not been sufficiently automated. The initial focus of this thesis is on short term solutions. However, attention is given to more conceptual solutions accompanied by the biochemistry background necessary to begin developing them. Though systems are proposed to improve the efficiency of many processes, no implementation has been attempted. Design specifications are based on observation of current laboratory techniques and the variance that is typically allowed in relevant process parameters in TAMU laboratories.

Wienen, Michael Jan

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Distributed Automated Demand Response - Energy Innovation Portal  

... offer the adaptors under incentive programs in a manner similar to the programs in place for compact fluorescent light bulbs.

159

Complete Automation and Distribution of Parallel Simulation ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... materials science, many problems require the execution of numerous parallel simulation tasks on High Performance Computing (HPC) resources. ...

2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

160

Internal Communication  

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9 Internal Communication Process 11_0303 Page 1 of 6 9 Internal Communication Process 11_0303 Page 1 of 6 EOTA - Business Process Document Title: Internal Communication Process Document Number: P-009 Rev 11_0303 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: Q-001 Quality Manual Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): N/A P-009 Internal Communication Process 11_0303 Page 2 of 6 Revision History: Rev. Description of Change A Initial Release 09_0902 Modified process to better fit current practice. 10_0831 Added verbiage to clarify process. Added initiation phrase to process steps. 11_0303 Added QAM to the last step and made minor editorial updates. P-009 Internal Communication Process 11_0303 Page 3 of 6 I. Purpose

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161

Communications and control for electric power systems: Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is a summary of some of the work done on the Communications and Control project, with particular emphasis on the achievements during the years 1986--1996. During those years, the project moved away from concern with dispersed storage and generation and its impact on power system operation (the team was responsible for studies in this area, and for making a power system simulator that included DSG), and became involved in more concrete work aimed at applying high-tech solutions to problems of power system communications and control. This report covers work done at JPL on the following topics: (1) the measurement of electric and magnetic fields, both ac and dc; (2) the use of optical power to supply low-power electronics; (3) the design of a fault-tolerant communication system designed for distribution automation; and (4) a digital phase locked loop that allows the use of low-power transmitting electronics to recreate a good-quality signal at the receiver. In a report of this kind, only the results and highlights of the work are described.

Kirkham, H.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

PUCK: an automated prompting system for smart environments: toward achieving automated prompting--challenges involved  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The growth in popularity of smart environments has been quite steep in the last decade and so has the demand for smart health assistance systems. A smart home-based prompting system can enhance these technologies to deliver in-home interventions to users ... Keywords: Automated prompting, Imbalanced class distribution, Machine learning, Prompting systems, Smart environments

Barnan Das; Diane J. Cook; Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe; Adriana M. Seelye

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Design considerations for a fiber optic communications network for power systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design of a fiber optic communication network for monitoring and control in power systems is discussed. It is shown that by appropriate choice of protocols, a fault-tolerant system can be built that operates in any arbitrary configuration. Since the network is based on fiber optics, it can be made fast enough for substation monitoring and control. In this application, a relatively small number of cables is required to implement a high reliability system. The network can also be used for distribution automation. In this application the network is required to reach all parts of the power system, and the fiber cable itself becomes a significant fraction of the cost of communications. However, since many applications can be supported at once, the cost per function can be reasonable.

Kirkham, H.; Johnston, A.R. [Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (United States); Allen, G.D. [American Electric Power Service Corp., Columbus, OH (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Distribution System Modeling Based on Dynamic State Estimation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Distribution automation, demand response and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) are three important elements of modern smart distribution grid. To achieve it, the real-time state estimate… (more)

Huang, Shih-Che

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Communication Techniques, Practices and Strategies of Generation ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Communication Techniques, Practices and Strategies of Generation ¸Web n+1¹ .... prevalence, distribution and (closed) format; d) the argument that a printed ...

166

Security Aspects of Smart Grid Communication.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??As the grid becomes highly interconnected, power protection, control, and monitoring in transmission and distribution substations are increasingly relying on digital controls and digital communication.… (more)

Weerathunga, Pubudu E

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

HIGHLY AUTOMATED MACROMOLECULAR  

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AUTOMATED MACROMOLECULAR AUTOMATED MACROMOLECULAR CRYSTALLOGRAPHY BEAMLINE (AMX) Group Leader: Dieter Schneider Proposal Team: M. Allaire 1 , L. Berman 1 , M. Chance 2 , W. Hendrickson 3 , A. Héroux 1 , J. Jakoncic 1 , A. Orville 1 , H. Robinson 1 , D. Schneider 1 , W. Shi 2 , A. Soares 1 , V. Stojanoff 1 , R. Sweet 1 1 Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2 Case Western Reserve University, 3 Columbia University MISSION APPLICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * AMX at NSLS-II will provide structural biologists with ready access to an advanced macromolecular crystallography (MX) beamline for the elucidation of structure and function of macromolecular complexes. * Its high flux, tunable energy, and natively small focal spot will make it a crystallographer's preferred beamline. * Its high degree of automation will provide a high throughput

168

Hallmark Project Commercialization of the Secure SCADA Communications  

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

Project Commercialization of the Secure SCADA Project Commercialization of the Secure SCADA Communications Protocol, a cryptographic security solution for device-to-device communication Hallmark Project Commercialization of the Secure SCADA Communications Protocol, a cryptographic security solution for device-to-device communication Increased connectivity and automation in the control systems that manage the nation's energy infrastructure have improved system functionality, but left systems more vulnerable to cyber attack. Intruders could severely disrupt control system operation by sending fabricated information or commands to control system devices. To ensure message integrity, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems require a method to validate device-to-device communication and verify that information has

169

Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Demand Response (DR) can be defined as actions taken to reduce electric loads when contingencies, such as emergencies and congestion, occur that threaten supply-demand balance, or market conditions raise supply costs. California utilities have offered price and reliability DR based programs to customers to help reduce electric peak demand. The lack of knowledge about the DR programs and how to develop and implement DR control strategies is a barrier to participation in DR programs, as is the lack of automation of DR systems. Most DR activities are manual and require people to first receive notifications, and then act on the information to execute DR strategies. Levels of automation in DR can be defined as follows. Manual Demand Response involves a labor-intensive approach such as manually turning off or changing comfort set points at each equipment switch or controller. Semi-Automated Demand Response involves a pre-programmed demand response strategy initiated by a person via centralized control system. Fully-Automated Demand Response does not involve human intervention, but is initiated at a home, building, or facility through receipt of an external communications signal. The receipt of the external signal initiates pre-programmed demand response strategies. We refer to this as Auto-DR (Piette et. al. 2005). Auto-DR for commercial and industrial facilities can be defined as fully automated DR initiated by a signal from a utility or other appropriate entity and that provides fully-automated connectivity to customer end-use control strategies. One important concept in Auto-DR is that a homeowner or facility manager should be able to 'opt out' or 'override' a DR event if the event comes at time when the reduction in end-use services is not desirable. Therefore, Auto-DR is not handing over total control of the equipment or the facility to the utility but simply allowing the utility to pass on grid related information which then triggers facility defined and programmed strategies if convenient to the facility. From 2003 through 2006 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Demand Response Research Center (DRRC) developed and tested a series of demand response automation communications technologies known as Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR). In 2007, LBNL worked with three investor-owned utilities to commercialize and implement Auto-DR programs in their territories. This paper summarizes the history of technology development for Auto-DR, and describes the DR technologies and control strategies utilized at many of the facilities. It outlines early experience in commercializing Auto-DR systems within PG&E DR programs, including the steps to configure the automation technology. The paper also describes the DR sheds derived using three different baseline methodologies. Emphasis is given to the lessons learned from installation and commissioning of Auto-DR systems, with a detailed description of the technical coordination roles and responsibilities, and costs.

Global Energy Partners; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Kiliccote, Sila; Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Wikler, Greg; Prijyanonda, Joe; Chiu, Albert

2008-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

170

Communicating Logistics  

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

Logistics Logistics * Delayed or nonexistent communication * Lack of consistency-follow protocols * No overarching coordination * DUF6 communication is poor * Lesson learned: need enhanced, on-going, open communication prior to planning Routing * Re-examine avoiding population centers * Analyze delta between mixed vs. dedicated trains * Flexibility is key component of planning * Selection needs to include state infrastructure Inspections * Cooperate with federal, state, local parties for an integrated role * Schedule during planning process * Coordination to improve use of limited resources * Integrate new technologies TRANSCOM * Needs full funding * Continuous improvement of technology * Great when working * Protocols for assuring data accuracy * Back-up procedure when system is down Incidents & Accidents

171

Automated software engineering: supporting understanding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The most important role for automation in software engineering is the support of human understanding. Some aspects of understanding and how it can be supported are discussed. Keywords: Automation, Complexity, Description, Fragmentation, Manipulation, Mechanisation

Michael Jackson

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) | Department...  

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

Waste Management Packaging and Transportation Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) The Department of Energy's...

173

Communications Team | Department of Energy  

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

Communications Team Communications Team Communications Team The Communications Team leads strategic communications and outreach activities for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) by ensuring that key information about the nature and impact of EERE activities is accessible, reliable, and delivered through multiple communications channels to stakeholders and the public. Why it Matters We manage and continually update the EERE Web enterprise and its digital tools, including EERE's corporate website, the EnergySaver.gov content on Energy.gov, and several other EERE sites. We ensure compliance with federal requirements and enable the broad distribution and management of content. We lead the planning and execution of EERE's press and public announcements, media outreach, social media, multimedia activities, and

174

Automated Demand Response and Commissioning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

internal conditions. Maximum Demand Saving Intensity [W/ft2]automated electric demand sheds. The maximum electric shed

Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David S.; Motegi, Naoya; Bourassa, Norman

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Rockwell Automation & General Mills Teaming Profile | ENERGY STAR Buildings  

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Rockwell Automation & General Mills Teaming Profile Rockwell Automation & General Mills Teaming Profile Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources

176

Definition: Automated Voltage Regulators | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Regulators Regulators Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Voltage Regulators Voltage regulators are transformers that can increase or decrease the voltage on a distribution circuit to help keep the voltage within a pre-determined band. Unlike capacitor banks, voltage regulators cannot adjust power factor. These devices typically monitor the voltage at the location where they are connected, and compare it to a programmed set point. If the voltage deviates too far from the set point, the voltage regulator can increase or decrease its output voltage by moving the tap on the secondary side up or down. An automated voltage regulator can operate with remote control signals, or in concert with other area voltage control devices, to help regulate distribution voltage in a coordinated fashion.

177

Versatile communication algorithms for data analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large-scale parallel data analysis, where global information from a variety of problem domains is resolved in a distributed memory space, relies on communication. Three communication algorithms motivated by data analysis workloads--merge based reduction, ... Keywords: communication for large-scale parallel data analysis

Tom Peterka; Robert Ross

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Alireza Fereidunian; Caro Lucas; Hamid Lesani; Mansooreh Zangiabadi

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Automated Fresnel lens tester system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An automated data collection system controlled by a desktop computer has been developed for testing Fresnel concentrators (lenses) intended for solar energy applications. The system maps the two-dimensional irradiance pattern (image) formed in a plane parallel to the lens, whereas the lens and detector assembly track the sun. A point detector silicon diode (0.5-mm-dia active area) measures the irradiance at each point of an operator-defined rectilinear grid of data positions. Comparison with a second detector measuring solar insolation levels results in solar concentration ratios over the image plane. Summation of image plane energies allows calculation of lens efficiencies for various solar cell sizes. Various graphical plots of concentration ratio data help to visualize energy distribution patterns.

Phipps, G.S.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Automated Demand Response Opportunities in Wastewater Treatment Facilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wastewater treatment is an energy intensive process which, together with water treatment, comprises about three percent of U.S. annual energy use. Yet, since wastewater treatment facilities are often peripheral to major electricity-using industries, they are frequently an overlooked area for automated demand response opportunities. Demand response is a set of actions taken to reduce electric loads when contingencies, such as emergencies or congestion, occur that threaten supply-demand balance, and/or market conditions occur that raise electric supply costs. Demand response programs are designed to improve the reliability of the electric grid and to lower the use of electricity during peak times to reduce the total system costs. Open automated demand response is a set of continuous, open communication signals and systems provided over the Internet to allow facilities to automate their demand response activities without the need for manual actions. Automated demand response strategies can be implemented as an enhanced use of upgraded equipment and facility control strategies installed as energy efficiency measures. Conversely, installation of controls to support automated demand response may result in improved energy efficiency through real-time access to operational data. This paper argues that the implementation of energy efficiency opportunities in wastewater treatment facilities creates a base for achieving successful demand reductions. This paper characterizes energy use and the state of demand response readiness in wastewater treatment facilities and outlines automated demand response opportunities.

Thompson, Lisa; Song, Katherine; Lekov, Alex; McKane, Aimee

2008-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Design, Simulation, and Analysis of Substation Automation Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Society depends on computer networks for communication. The networks were built to support and facilitate several important applications such as email, web browsing and instant messaging. Recently, there is a significant interest in leveraging modern local and wide area communication networks for improving reliability and performance in critical infrastructures. Emerging critical infrastructure applications, such as smart grid, require a certain degree of reliability and Quality of Service (QoS). Supporting these applications requires network protocols that enable delay sensitive packet delivery and packet prioritization. However, most of the traditional networks are designed to provide best effort service without any support for QoS. The protocols used in these networks do not support packet prioritization, delay requirements and reliability. In this thesis, we focus on the design and analysis of communication protocols for supporting smart grid applications. In particular, we focus on the Substation Automation Systems (SAS). Substations are nodes in the smart grid infrastructure that help the in transportation of power by connecting the transmission and distribution lines. The SAS applications are con figured to operate with minimal human intervention. The SAS monitors the line loads continuously. If the load values are too high and can lead to damage, the SAS declares those conditions as faults. On fault detection, the SAS must take care of the communication with the relay to open the circuit to prevent any damage. These messages are of high priority and require reliable, delay sensitive delivery. There is a threshold for the delay of these messages, and a slight increase in the delay above the threshold might cause severe damages. Along with such high priority messages, the SAS has a lot of background traffic as well. In spite of the background traffic, the substation network must take care of delivering the priority messages on time. Hence, the network plays a vital role in the operation of the substation. Networks designed for such applications should be analyzed carefully to make sure that the requirements are met properly. We analyzed and compared the performance of the SAS under di erent network topologies. By observing the characteristics of the existing architectures, we came up with new architectures that perform better. We have suggested several modi cations to existing solutions that allow significant improvement in the performance of the existing solutions.

Kembanur Natarajan, Elangovan

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Portable Automated Mesonet II  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Portable Automated Mesonet II (PAM II) system was developed by NCAR to provide surface mesoscale data for the research needs of the atmospheric science community. The PAM system has 60 remote stations with planned growth to 300. In such a ...

Fred V. Brock; George H. Saum; Steven R. Semmer

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Public Safety Communications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Public Safety Communication. Summary: ... the development of quantitative requirements for public safety communications. ...

2011-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

184

Safety Communications  

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Communications Communications New Staff & Guests Safety Topics ISM Plan Safety Communications Questions about safety and environmental compliance should first be directed to your supervisor or work lead. The Life Sciences Division Safety Coordinator Scott Taylor at setaylor@lbl.gov , 486-6133 (office), or (925) 899-4355 (cell); and Facilities Manager Peter Marietta at PMarietta@lbl.gov, 486-6031 (office), or 967-6596 (cell), are also sources of information. Your work group has a representative to the Division Environment, Health, & Safety Committee. This representative can provide safety guidance and offer a conduit for you to pass on your concerns or ideas. A list of current representatives is provided below. Additional safety information can be obtained on-line from the Berkeley Lab

185

title Automated Price and Demand Response Demonstration for Large Customers  

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Automated Price and Demand Response Demonstration for Large Customers Automated Price and Demand Response Demonstration for Large Customers in New York City using OpenADR booktitle International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations ICEBO year month address Montreal Quebec abstract p class p1 Open Automated Demand Response OpenADR an XML based information exchange model is used to facilitate continuous price responsive operation and demand response participation for large commercial buildings in New York who are subject to the default day ahead hourly pricing We summarize the existing demand response programs in New York and discuss OpenADR communication prioritization of demand response signals and control methods Building energy simulation models are developed and field tests are conducted to evaluate continuous energy management

186

Terminal automation system maintenance  

SciTech Connect

Nothing has improved petroleum product loading in recent years more than terminal automation systems. The presence of terminal automation systems (TAS) at loading racks has increased operational efficiency and safety and enhanced their accounting and management capabilities. However, like all finite systems, they occasionally malfunction or fail. Proper servicing and maintenance can minimize this. And in the unlikely event a TAS breakdown does occur, prompt and effective troubleshooting can reduce its impact on terminal productivity. To accommodate around-the-clock loading at racks, increasingly unattended by terminal personnel, TAS maintenance, servicing and troubleshooting has become increasingly demanding. It has also become increasingly important. After 15 years of trial and error at petroleum and petrochemical storage and transfer terminals, a number of successful troubleshooting programs have been developed. These include 24-hour {open_quotes}help hotlines,{close_quotes} internal (terminal company) and external (supplier) support staff, and {open_quotes}layered{close_quotes} support. These programs are described.

Coffelt, D.; Hewitt, J. [Engineered Systems Inc., Tempe, AZ (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Automated gas chromatography  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and process for the continuous, near real-time monitoring of low-level concentrations of organic compounds in a liquid, and, more particularly, a water stream. A small liquid volume of flow from a liquid process stream containing organic compounds is diverted by an automated process to a heated vaporization capillary where the liquid volume is vaporized to a gas that flows to an automated gas chromatograph separation column to chromatographically separate the organic compounds. Organic compounds are detected and the information transmitted to a control system for use in process control. Concentrations of organic compounds less than one part per million are detected in less than one minute. 7 figs.

Mowry, C.D.; Blair, D.S.; Rodacy, P.J.; Reber, S.D.

1999-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

188

Automated Demand Response Tests  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report includes assessments and test results of four end-use technologies, representing products in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, each configured to automatically receive real-time pricing information and critical peak pricing (CPP) demand response (DR) event notifications. Four different vendors were asked to follow the interface requirements set forth in the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard that was introduced to the public in 2008 and currently used in two ...

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

189

Automated Demand Response Tests  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report, which is an update to EPRI Report 1016082, includes assessments and test results of four end-use vendor technologies. These technologies represent products in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, each configured to automatically receive real-time pricing information and critical peak pricing (CPP) demand response (DR) event notifications. Four different vendors were asked to follow the interface requirements set forth in the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) Communicat...

2009-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

190

Automated Demand Response Technologies and Demonstration in New York City  

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Technologies and Demonstration in New York City Technologies and Demonstration in New York City using OpenADR Title Automated Demand Response Technologies and Demonstration in New York City using OpenADR Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-6470E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Kim, Joyce Jihyun, Sila Kiliccote, and Rongxin Yin Date Published 09/2013 Publisher LBNL/NYSERDA Abstract Demand response (DR) - allowing customers to respond to reliability requests and market prices by changing electricity use from their normal consumption pattern - continues to be seen as an attractive means of demand-side management and a fundamental smart-grid improvement that links supply and demand. Since October 2011, the Demand Response Research Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority have conducted a demonstration project enabling Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) in large commercial buildings located in New York City using Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) communication protocols. In particular, this project focuses on demonstrating how OpenADR can automate and simplify interactions between buildings and various stakeholders in New York State including the independent system operator, utilities, retail energy providers, and curtailment service providers. In this paper, we present methods to automate control strategies via building management systems to provide event-driven demand response, price response and demand management based on OpenADR signals. We also present cost control opportunities under day-ahead hourly pricing for large customers and Auto-DR control strategies developed for demonstration buildings. Lastly, we discuss the communication architecture and Auto-DR system designed for the demonstration project to automate price response and DR participation.

191

Development of an Integrated Distribution Management System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This final report details the components, functionality, costs, schedule and benefits of developing an Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) for power distribution system operation. The Distribution Automation (DA) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems used by electric power companies to manage the distribution of electric power to retail energy consumers are vital components of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. Providing electricity is an essential public service and a disruption in that service, if not quickly restored, could threaten the public safety and the Nation’s economic security. Our Nation’s economic prosperity and quality of life have long depended on the essential services that utilities provide; therefore, it is necessary to ensure that electric utilities are able to conduct their operations safely and efficiently. A fully integrated technology of applications is needed to link various remote sensing, communications and control devices with other information tools that help guide Power Distribution Operations personnel. A fully implemented IDMS will provide this, a seamlessly integrated set of applications to raise electric system operating intelligence. IDMS will enhance DA and SCADA through integration of applications such as Geographic Information Systems, Outage Management Systems, Switching Management and Analysis, Operator Training Simulator, and other Advanced Applications, including unbalanced load flow and fault isolation/service restoration. These apps are capable of utilizing and obtaining information from appropriately installed DER, and by integrating disparate systems, the Distribution Operators will benefit from advanced capabilities when analyzing, controlling and operating the electric system.

Schatz, Joe E.

2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

192

A Modular Architecture for Building Automation Systems  

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The deployment of building automation systems (BAS) allows to increase comfort, safety and security and to reduce operational cost. Today such systems typically follow a two-layered hierarchical approach. While control networks interconnect distributed sensors, actuators and controllers, a backbone provides the necessary infrastructure for management tasks hosted by configuration and management devices. In addition, devices interconnecting the control network with the backbone and the backbone with further networks (e.g., the Internet) play a strategic role. All BAS devices contributing to a particular functionality differ in their requirements for hardware. This paper discusses requirements for devices used in the building automation domain and presents our work in progress to assemble platforms with different purposes relying on a modular architecture. 1

Wolfgang Granzer; Wolfgang Kastner; Georg Neugschw; Fritz Praus

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

TJ Automation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

TJ Automation TJ Automation Jump to: navigation, search Name TJ Automation Facility TJ Automation Sector Wind energy Facility Type Small Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner TJ Automation Energy Purchaser TJ Automation Location Archbold OH Coordinates 41.45823855°, -84.30666804° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.45823855,"lon":-84.30666804,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

194

Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0)  

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Utility Issued DR Event Entity Each UtilityDREvent may contain a list utility IT system that initiated the DR event.   destinations–This is a list Utility Advanced  Metering Infrastructure).   APC?8 Appendix D: DR Program Use Cases This section lists 

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Research  Energy Systems Integration  Environmentally contributes to PIER’s Energy Systems Integration  Program.  integration of common Energy Management and  Control Systems (

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the  following:  Customer account number  Load reduction the following:  Customer account number  Load reduction the following:  Customer account number  Load reduction 

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

may include things like real time prices, shed or  shift participant loads:  1. Real?time prices are propagated from shed or shift loads.   2. Real?time prices are sent by the 

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

OpenADR  is one element of the Smart Grid information and OpenADR is  one element of the Smart Grid information and OpenADR is  one element of the Smart Grid information and 

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Automated Demand Response and Commissioning  

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and Commissioning Title Automated Demand Response and Commissioning Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-57384 Year of Publication 2005 Authors Piette, Mary...

200

Automated Centrifugal Chiller Diagnostician - Available ...  

Summary. Researchers and engineers at PNNL have developed an automated, sophisticated, multi-level, real-time centrifugal chiller diagnostician with ...

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201

Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response  

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freed from this communications technology constraint. Homeinvestigating several communications technologies capable ofdedicated-wire communications technologies as impractical

McParland, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Energy Automation Systems Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Automation Systems Inc Energy Automation Systems Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Energy Automation Systems Inc. Place Hendersonville, Tennessee Zip 37075 Sector Buildings, Efficiency Product An energy efficiency consultancy firm focusing on analysis of energy consumption in buildings and providing improvments in the efficiency of the distribution system and equipment loads, similar to an ESCO. Coordinates 36.304861°, -86.620214° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":36.304861,"lon":-86.620214,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

203

Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

their partnership in demand response automation research andand Techniques for Demand Response. LBNL Report 59975. Mayof Fully Automated Demand Response in Large Facilities.

Kiliccote, Sila; Global Energy Partners; Pacific Gas and Electric Company

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems  

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al: Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand ResponseConference on Building Commissioning: April 22 – 24, 2008al: Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response

Kiliccote, Sila; Global Energy Partners; Pacific Gas and Electric Company

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Automation Alley Technology Center | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Automation Alley Technology Center Jump to: navigation, search Name Automation Alley Technology Center Place United States Sector Services Product General Financial & Legal...

206

Rockwell Automation - Owens Corning Teaming Profile  

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Rockwell Automation programmable automation controller to collect data on motor kilowatts, speed, and torque. Project Summary By using real time data collected by the...

207

Building Technologies Office: Automated Home Energy Management...  

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Home Area Network Trends SmartGridCity(tm) Integration with Home Controls Automated HomeEnergy Management Automated Monitoring, Control, Diagnostics, Optimization and Soft Repair...

208

Communication Systems Chair of Communication Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, porn sites, web services, ... :-)) #12;8 | 28 Communication Systems network insecurity Inner and intra

Schindelhauer, Christian

209

2012 SG Peer Review - Recovery Act: Enhanced Demand and Distribution Management Regional Demonstration - Craig Miller, NRECA  

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

Enhanced Distribution and Demand Management Enhanced Distribution and Demand Management Regional Demonstration Craig Miller Cooperative Research Network National Rural Electric Cooperative Association 8 June 2012 December 2008 Project Title Objective Life-cycle Funding ($K) $68 million with match Hardware: $43 million Research: $11.6 Co-op Labor: $13.4 Technical Scope * 23 Co-ops, Distributed Nationally * 275,000 components deployed * Meters & DR * Distribution Automation * Infrastructure * In home displays and web portals * Demand response over AMI * Prepaid metering * Interactive thermal storage * Electrical storage (20x10kWh, 1MWh 0.5MWh) * Renewable energy * Smart feeder switching * Conservation voltage reduction * Advanced metering infrastructure * Meter data management * Communications infrastructure * SCADA To advance the deployment of the smart grid

210

Cost/Benefit Analysis for Smart Distribution Applications v1.0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Cost/Benefit Analysis for Smart Distribution Applications spreadsheet provides estimates for the financial benefits of key Advanced Distribution Automation ...

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

211

Advanced Distribution Monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advanced Distribution Automation (ADA) is a concept for a fully controllable and flexible distribution system that will facilitate the exchange of electrical energy AND information between participants and system components. Advances in the monitoring of system parameters like voltages, currents and breaker/switch positions as well as environmental variables like temperature and wind speed will be required in order to fully implement ADA. This report presents background information on distribution monito...

2005-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

212

Automated composition of Web services via planning in asynchronous domains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The service-oriented paradigm promises a novel degree of interoperability between business processes, and is leading to a major shift in way distributed applications are designed and realized. While novel and more powerful services can be obtained, in ... Keywords: Automated program synthesis, Planning, Web services

Piergiorgio Bertoli; Marco Pistore; Paolo Traverso

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

A Case Study in Automated Feeder Switching Map Creation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project's objective was to autogenerate a set of custom paper maps of distribution systems to improve switching, reliability, and customer service. The paper maps were designed as a stop-gap measure to help operators until a long-term solution with a more automated interface that can display recloser and switch loops is developed.

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

214

Robust automated knowledge capture.  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Berkeley automated supernova search  

SciTech Connect

The Berkeley automated supernova search employs a computer controlled 36-inch telescope and charge coupled device (CCD) detector to image 2500 galaxies per night. A dedicated minicomputer compares each galaxy image with stored reference data to identify supernovae in real time. The threshold for detection is m/sub v/ = 18.8. We plan to monitor roughly 500 galaxies in Virgo and closer every night, and an additional 6000 galaxies out to 70 Mpc on a three night cycle. This should yield very early detection of several supernovae per year for detailed study, and reliable premaximum detection of roughly 100 supernovae per year for statistical studies. The search should be operational in mid-1982.

Kare, J.T.; Pennypacker, C.R.; Muller, R.A.; Mast, T.S.; Crawford, F.S.; Burns, M.S.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Characteristics of Reprocessed Hydrometeorological Automated Data System (HADS) Hourly Precipitation Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Hydrometeorological Automated Data System (HADS) is a real-time data acquisition, processing, and distribution system operated by the Office of Hydrologic Development (OHD) of NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS). The initial reprocessing of ...

Dongsoo Kim; Brian Nelson; Dong-Jun Seo

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Service Reliability Measurement Using Automated Fare Card Data Application to the London Underground  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper explores the potential of using automated fare card data to quantify the reliability of service as experienced by passengers of rail transit systems. The distribution of individual passenger journey times can ...

Uniman, David L.

218

Distribution System Design for Strategic Use of Distributed Generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project was undertaken to identify distribution system design characteristics that limit widespread distributed generation (DG) penetration in utility distribution systems and to suggest new system design paths that increase strategic use of DG by distribution system operators. This work in 2005 was the first phase (requirements definition) of a multi-year project in the EPRI Advanced Distribution Automation (ADA) program plan. The multi-year project calls for design, implementation, and testing of ...

2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

219

2012 SG Peer Review - Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor...  

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

Technical Scope Develop and demonstrate a wireless network solution for distribution automation, including fault circuit indicators and transformer monitoring, capable of secure...

220

Distributed Multi-Phase Distribution Power Flow: Modeling, Solution Algorithm and Simulation Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the increasing installation of power electronics and automated devices, the possibilities for distributed control and operation schemes are becoming progressively more attractive and feasible. This paper presents a new method for calculating distribution ...

Michael Kleinberg; Karen Miu; Chika Nwankpa

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Automation in modeling: using automation for finishing room capacity planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Capacity planning of a furniture finishing system using both deterministic analysis and stochastic simulation is conveniently performed with the aid ActiveX Automation. Users interactively build a complete model of a finishing system with an Excel interface, ...

Ryan Heath Melton; C. Thomas Culbreth; Stephen D. Roberts; Jeffrey A. Joines

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Automating Personalized Battery Management on Smartphones  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

3 Automating Battery Management . . . . . . .122 Battery Goal Setting UI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Power and Battery Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Falaki, Mohamamd Hossein

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Validation Program - The Security Content Automation ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Information technology Laboratory (ITL). Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Validation Program. The SCAP Validation ...

2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

224

Certificates for Automated Clients Status of This Memo  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This memo provides information to the Grid community regarding new class of certificates for automated Grid Clients. It does not define any standards or technical recommendations. Distribution is unlimited. Copyright Notice Copyright © Global Grid Forum (2003). All Rights Reserved. In evaluating Grid technology for production use, several members of the DOESG community feel there is a need for another class of certificates to be used for authenticating automated clients that connect to Grid servers. The usage of these new certificates is different enough so that current CP policies will need to be updated. Contents

Stephen Chan Nersc/lbnl; Matt Crawford Fnal

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

IT-Security for Safety-Critical Automation Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The protection of safety-critical and infrastructure systems (such as automation systems for utilities, but also for manufacturing plants) against electronic and communication network based attacks becomes more and more important. This paper investigates how such safety-critical plants and automation systems can be secured against information system and network based attacks. The two common approaches, hard perimeter, and defense-in-depth are discussed. Based on the defense-in-depth approach, a conceptional, generic security zone model for use in analysis and synthesis of a plant security architecture is proposed, and for each of its zones a survey of the available and appropriate security mechanisms is given. Using an example from the substation automation domain, it is shown how threats and counter-measures can be systematically derived and how the specific system and usage characteristics of automation systems (or at least their restricted safety critical sub-functions) can be exploited in a positive way to deploy security mechanisms that would in this form not be available and applicable to home or office information systems. 1.

Martin Naedele

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

National SCADA Test Bed Substation Automation Evaluation Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Increased awareness of the potential for cyber attack has recently resulted in improved cyber security practices associated with the electrical power grid. However, the level of practical understanding and deployment of cyber security practices has not been evenly applied across all business sectors. Much of the focus has been centered on information technology business centers and control rooms. This report explores the current level of substation automation, communication, and cyber security protection deployed in electrical substations throughout existing utilities in the United States. This report documents the evaluation of substation automation implementation and associated vulnerabilities. This evaluation used research conducted by Newton-Evans Research Company for some of its observations and results. The Newton Evans Report aided in the determination of what is the state of substation automation in North American electric utilities. Idaho National Laboratory cyber security experts aided in the determination of what cyber vulnerabilities may pose a threat to electrical substations. This report includes cyber vulnerabilities as well as recommended mitigations. It also describes specific cyber issues found in typical substation automation configurations within the electric utility industry. The evaluation report was performed over a 5-month period starting in October 2008

Kenneth Barnes; Briam Johnson

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Airborne wireless communication systems, airborne communication methods, and communication methods  

SciTech Connect

An airborne wireless communication system includes circuitry configured to access information describing a configuration of a terrestrial wireless communication base station that has become disabled. The terrestrial base station is configured to implement wireless communication between wireless devices located within a geographical area and a network when the terrestrial base station is not disabled. The circuitry is further configured, based on the information, to configure the airborne station to have the configuration of the terrestrial base station. An airborne communication method includes answering a 911 call from a terrestrial cellular wireless phone using an airborne wireless communication system.

Deaton, Juan D. (Menan, ID); Schmitt, Michael J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Jones, Warren F. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

228

Automated hedcut illustration using isophotes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work, we present an automated system for creating hedcut illustrations, portraits rendered using small image feature aligned dots (stipples). We utilize edge detection and shading cues from the input photograph to direct stipple placement within ...

SungYe Kim; Insoo Woo; Ross Maciejewski; David S. Ebert

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Automated Assembly Using Feature Localization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automated assembly of mechanical devices is studies by researching methods of operating assembly equipment in a variable manner; that is, systems which may be configured to perform many different assembly operations ...

Gordon, Steven Jeffrey

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Automating the Selection of Fenestration Systems to Best Meet Daylighting  

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Automating the Selection of Fenestration Systems to Best Meet Daylighting Automating the Selection of Fenestration Systems to Best Meet Daylighting Performance Goals Title Automating the Selection of Fenestration Systems to Best Meet Daylighting Performance Goals Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-53003 Year of Publication 2003 Authors Fernandes, Luis L., and Konstantinos M. Papamichael Conference Name 2003 International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference Date Published 02/2003 Conference Location Eindhoven, Netherlands Call Number LBNL-53003 Abstract Traditional selection of fenestration systems follows a trial-and-error approach, i.e., iterative selection of fenestration systems and evaluation of their performance through the use of simulation tools and techniques. This paper is about the development of a new method, which inverts traditional practice, i.e., aims at automated selection of fenestration systems that best meet specific lighting performance goals. The new method is based on manipulation of matrices that represent the optical properties of fenestration systems, the propagation of light in interior spaces, and the outdoors luminous conditions. The method follows two steps: 1) the determination of the luminous flux distribution originating from the location of the fenestration that best meets the desired lighting performance goals and 2) the selection of the fenestration system that comes closer to producing the desired flux distribution from the outdoor daylight distribution.

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Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings  

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This paper describes the concept for and lessons from the development and field-testing of an open, interoperable communications infrastructure to support automated demand response (auto-DR). Automating DR allows greater levels of participation, improved reliability, and repeatability of the DR in participating facilities. This paper also presents the technical and architectural issues associated with auto-DR and description of the demand response automation server (DRAS), the client/server architecture-based middle-ware used to automate the interactions between the utilities or any DR serving entity and their customers for DR programs. Use case diagrams are presented to show the role of the DRAS between utility/ISO and the clients at the facilities.

Piette, Mary Ann; Ghatikar, Girish; Kiliccote, Sila; Watson, David; Koch, Ed; Hennage, Dan

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IT Security for Automation Systems – Motivations and Mechanisms  

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The protection of safety-critical and infrastructure systems (such as automation systems for utilities, but also for manufacturing plants) against electronic and communication network based attacks becomes more and more important. This paper examines how such safety-critical plants and automation systems can be secured against information system and network based attacks. Based on the defense-in-depth approach, a conceptional, generic security zone model for use in analysis and synthesis of a plant security architecture is proposed, and for each of its zones a survey of the available and appropriate security mechanisms for delay, detection, and reaction is given. Der Schutz von sicherheitskritischen Systemen und Infrastruktureinrichtungen (wie zum Beispiel der Automatisierungsanlagen von Versorgungsunternehmen, aber auch von Fabrikationsanlagen) gegen

Martin Naedele; Abb Schweiz Ag

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Facility location: distributed approximation  

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In this paper, we initiate the study of the approximability of the facility location problem in a distributed setting. In particular, we explore a trade-off between the amount of communication and the resulting approximation ratio. We give a distributed ... Keywords: distributed approximation, facility location, linear programming, primal-dual algorithms

Thomas Moscibroda; Rogert Wattenhofer

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Open Automated Demand Response for Small Commerical Buildings  

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This report characterizes small commercial buildings by market segments, systems and end-uses; develops a framework for identifying demand response (DR) enabling technologies and communication means; and reports on the design and development of a low-cost OpenADR enabling technology that delivers demand reductions as a percentage of the total predicted building peak electric demand. The results show that small offices, restaurants and retail buildings are the major contributors making up over one third of the small commercial peak demand. The majority of the small commercial buildings in California are located in southern inland areas and the central valley. Single-zone packaged units with manual and programmable thermostat controls make up the majority of heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for small commercial buildings with less than 200 kW peak electric demand. Fluorescent tubes with magnetic ballast and manual controls dominate this customer group's lighting systems. There are various ways, each with its pros and cons for a particular application, to communicate with these systems and three methods to enable automated DR in small commercial buildings using the Open Automated Demand Response (or OpenADR) communications infrastructure. Development of DR strategies must consider building characteristics, such as weather sensitivity and load variability, as well as system design (i.e. under-sizing, under-lighting, over-sizing, etc). Finally, field tests show that requesting demand reductions as a percentage of the total building predicted peak electric demand is feasible using the OpenADR infrastructure.

Dudley, June Han; Piette, Mary Ann; Koch, Ed; Hennage, Dan

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response  

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Advances in communications and control technology, the strengthening of the Internet, and the growing appreciation of the urgency to reduce demand side energy use are motivating the development of improvements in both energy efficiency and demand response (DR) systems. This paper provides a framework linking continuous energy management and continuous communications for automated demand response (Auto-DR) in various times scales. We provide a set of concepts for monitoring and controls linked to standards and procedures such as Open Automation Demand Response Communication Standards (Open Auto-DR or OpenADR). Basic building energy science and control issues in this approach begin with key building components, systems, end-uses and whole building energy performance metrics. The paper presents a framework about when energy is used, levels of services by energy using systems, granularity of control, and speed of telemetry. DR, when defined as a discrete event, requires a different set of building service levels than daily operations. We provide examples of lessons from DR case studies and links to energy efficiency.

Piette, Mary Ann; Kiliccote, Sila; Ghatikar, Girish

2008-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

236

Automated cloud resource orchestration  

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Realizing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud requires a control platform for orchestrating the provisioning, configuration, management and decommissioning of a distributed set of diverse cloud resources (i.e., compute, storage, network) serving ...

Changbin Liu / Boon Thau Loo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Smart Grid Communications System Blueprint  

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Telecommunications operators are well versed in deploying 2G and 3G wireless networks. These networks presently support the mobile business user and/or retail consumer wishing to place conventional voice calls and data connections. The electrical power industry has recently commenced transformation of its distribution networks by deploying smart monitoring and control devices throughout their networks. This evolution of the network into a ‘smart grid’ has also motivated the need to deploy wireless technologies that bridge the communication gap between the smart devices and information technology systems. The requirements of these networks differ from traditional wireless networks that communications operators have deployed

Adrian Clark; Chris Pavlovski

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Information Technology & Communications  

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Communications Information Technology & Communications Express Licensing 3-dimensional imaging at nanometer resolutions Call for Commercialization andor CRADA Partners PathScan...

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Scenarios for Consuming Standardized Automated Demand Response Signals  

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of Fully Automated Demand Response in Large Facilities.Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities.Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure.

Koch, Ed

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security...  

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Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security The April 2009 issue of Automation World magazine...

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The distributed ASCI Supercomputer project  

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The Distributed ASCI Supercomputer (DAS) is a homogeneous wide-area distributed system consisting of four cluster computers at different locations. DAS has been used for research on communication software, parallel languages and programming systems, ...

Henri Bal; Raoul Bhoedjang; Rutger Hofman; Ceriel Jacobs; Thilo Kielmann; Jason Maassen; Rob van Nieuwpoort; John Romein; Luc Renambot; Tim Rühl; Ronald Veldema; Kees Verstoep; Aline Baggio; Gerco Ballintijn; Ihor Kuz; Guillaume Pierre; Maarten van Steen; Andy Tanenbaum; Gerben Doornbos; Desmond Germans; Hans Spoelder; Evert-Jan Baerends; Stan van Gisbergen; Hamideh Afsermanesh; Dick van Albada; Adam Belloum; David Dubbeldam; Zeger Hendrikse; Bob Hertzberger; Alfons Hoekstra; Kamil Iskra; Drona Kandhai; Dennis Koelma; Frank van der Linden; Benno Overeinder; Peter Sloot; Piero Spinnato; Dick Epema; Arjan van Gemund; Pieter Jonker; Andrei Radulescu; Cees van Reeuwijk; Henk Sips; Peter Knijnenburg; Michael Lew; Floris Sluiter; Lex Wolters; Hans Blom; Cees de Laat; Aad van der Steen

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

EGSI: TGKA Based Security Architecture for Group Communication in Grid  

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Security is one of the most important issues in the grid. Several processes generated by a user need to communicate securely. The existing architectures do not provide support for secure group communication in grid. Grid applications differ in various ... Keywords: Application class awareness, access controls, distributed systems, group key agreement, group communication

Rajesh Ingle; G. Sivakumar

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Open Automated Demand Response Technologies for Dynamic Pricing and Smart Grid  

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We present an Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specifications (OpenADR) data model capable of communicating real-time prices to electricity customers. We also show how the same data model could be used to for other types of dynamic pricing tariffs (including peak pricing tariffs, which are common throughout the United States). Customers participating in automated demand response programs with building control systems can respond to dynamic prices by using the actual prices as inputs to their control systems. Alternatively, prices can be mapped into"building operation modes," which can act as inputs to control systems. We present several different strategies customers could use to map prices to operation modes. Our results show that OpenADR can be used to communicate dynamic pricing within the Smart Grid and that OpenADR allows for interoperability with existing and future systems, technologies, and electricity markets.

Ghatikar, Girish; Mathieu, Johanna L.; Piette, Mary Ann; Kiliccote, Sila

2010-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

244

Demonstration of Automated Heavy-Duty Vehicles  

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this wireless communication are strict; real- time operationthis wireless communication are strict; real-time operationwireless communication system are strict, requiring real-time operation

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Distribution System Protection with Communication Technologies  

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(Combined Heating and Power) and small scaled WTs (Wind Turbines), as a practical example to examine, and hydro power, etc. are rapidly evolved and involved in contemporary power systems. The power system

Chen, Zhe

246

Diagnosis and Communication in Distributed Systems  

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platoon operation is supported by a wireless LAN [4],[7] t hin a wireless LAN used to support the real-time operation of

Sengupta, Raja

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Report: EM Communications  

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COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNICATIONS September 25, 2008 Submitted by the EMAB Communications Subcommittee Background: In response to the Environmental Management Advisory Board's (EMAB) expressed concern that a communications function was not part of the Office of Environmental Management's (EM) 2006 proposed reorganization, the Assistant Secretary requested that the Board make a recommendation as to whether EM should create a communications position with direct report to his office. In support of this request, EMAB established a subcommittee to review how communications within the Department and with stakeholders were being handled in EM, and report back to the full Board on its findings. The Communications Subcommittee's original report included five recommendations and

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Communications device identification methods, communications methods, wireless communications readers, wireless communications systems, and articles of manufacture  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Communications device identification methods, communications methods, wireless communications readers, wireless communications systems, and articles of manufacture are described. In one aspect, a communications device identification method includes providing identification information regarding a group of wireless identification devices within a wireless communications range of a reader, using the provided identification information, selecting one of a plurality of different search procedures for identifying unidentified ones of the wireless identification devices within the wireless communications range, and identifying at least some of the unidentified ones of the wireless identification devices using the selected one of the search procedures.

Steele, Kerry D [Kennewick, WA; Anderson, Gordon A [Benton City, WA; Gilbert, Ronald W [Morgan Hill, CA

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Toward Abstracting the Communication Intent in Applications to Improve Portability and Productivity  

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Programming with communication libraries such as the Message Passing Interface (MPI) obscures the high-level intent of the communication in an application and makes static communication analysis difficult to do. Compilers are unaware of communication libraries specifics, leading to the exclusion of communication patterns from any automated analysis and optimizations. To overcome this, communication patterns can be expressed at higher-levels of abstraction and incrementally added to existing MPI applications. In this paper, we propose the use of directives to clearly express the communication intent of an application in a way that is not specific to a given communication library. Our communication directives allow programmers to express communication among processes in a portable way, giving hints to the compiler on regions of computations that can be overlapped with communication and relaxing communication constraints on the ordering, completion and synchronization of the communication imposed by specific libraries such as MPI. The directives can then be translated by the compiler into message passing calls that efficiently implement the intended pattern and be targeted to multiple communication libraries. Thus far, we have used the directives to express point-to-point communication patterns in C, C++ and Fortran applications, and have translated them to MPI and SHMEM.

Mintz, Tiffany M [ORNL; Hernandez, Oscar R [ORNL; Kartsaklis, Christos [ORNL; Bernholdt, David E [ORNL; Eisenbach, Markus [ORNL; Pophale, Swaroop [University of Houston, Houston

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Fact Sheet: Protecting Intelligent Distributed Power Grids Against Cyber Attacks  

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Protecting Intelligent Distributed Protecting Intelligent Distributed Power Grids Against Cyber Attacks Development of a novel distributed and hierarchical security layer specific to intelligent grid design Intelligent power grids are interdependent energy management systems- encompassing generation, distribution, IT networks, and control systems-that use automated data analysis and demand response capabilities to increase system functionality, efficiency, and reliability. But increased interconnection and automation over a large geographical area requires a distributed and hierarchical approach to cyber security. This two-year project will develop three security components unique to intelligent power grids. The first is an automated

251

Disciplined agility for process control & automation  

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Process automation vendors must consider agility as a basis to gain a competitive edge in innovation. Process Automation systems can impact the operating cost of manufacturing equipment, the safe control of large quantities ...

Tibazarwa, Augustine

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Automated Demand Response Opportunities in Wastewater Treatment Facilities  

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Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure,study of automated demand response in wastewater treatmentopportunities for demand response control strategies in

Thompson, Lisa

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Ada in distributed systems: an overview  

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This paper reviews the available literature on the use of Ada in distributed systems. The following issues are discussed in more detail: units of distribution, program partitioning, building configurations, interprogram communication, type checking, ... Keywords: Ada, distributed systems, program partitioning

Marcin Paprzycki; Janusz Zalewski

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

AutoMed: an automated mediator for multi-issue bilateral negotiations  

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In this paper, we present AutoMed, an automated mediator for multi-issue bilateral negotiation under time constraints. AutoMed elicits the negotiators preferences and analyzes them. It monitors the negotiations and proposes possible solutions for resolving ... Keywords: Automated mediator, Experiments, Negotiation

Michal Chalamish; Sarit Kraus

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

1 Vehicle-to-grid systems: ancillary services and communications  

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, 17] in a distributed vehicle-to-grid (V2G) infrastructure. Our focus in this chapter is on EVs' grid that facilitate efficient and practical V2G systems in future smart grid systems. The rest of this chapter expertise focuses on automated tracking and billing of many small transactions distributed over space

Huang, Jianwei

256

sSCADA: securing SCADA infrastructure communications  

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Distributed control systems (DCS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems were developed to reduce labour costs, and to allow system-wide monitoring and remote control from a central location. Control systems ... Keywords: DCS, SCADA, authenticated broadcast channels, authenticated emergency channels, authentication, critical infrastructures, cyber attacks, data acquisition, distributed control systems, infrastructure protection, secure channels, secure communications, smart grid security, supervisory control

Yongge Wang

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

NISTIR 7511 Revision 1, Security Content Automation ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... CONTENT AUTOMATION PROTOCOL (SCAP) VERSION 1.0 VALIDATION PROGRAM TEST REQUIREMENTS (DRAFT) XCCDF.V.2: The vendor ...

2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

258

Interacting with audio streams for entertainment and communication  

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We present a new model of interactive audio for entertainment and communication. A new device called the DJammer and its associated technologies are described. The DJammer introduces the idea of provisioning mobile users to interact cooperatively with ... Keywords: connectivity, context awareness, digital content, distributed multimedia communication, distributed systems, mobility, network aggregation, peer-to-peer, rich media

Mat C. Hans; Mark T. Smith

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Adaptable methodology for automation application development  

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An adaptable methodology for automation application development (AMAAD) is introduced. This development methodology is based on the key concept that design automation (DA) applications are a subset of higher level knowledge-based engineering (KBE) applications, ... Keywords: CommonKADS, Design automation, Knowledge-based engineering, MOKA, Productivity enhancement

Christian van der Velden; Cees Bil; Xinghuo Xu

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Collaborative Systems for Building Automation  

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This paper describes the use of new generation of PLC's and WinCC software in creating collaborative systems for managing, controlling and supervising building electric equipment. These systems assure all the requirements of a building and offer to the ... Keywords: Building Automation System, PLC, WinCC, Redundancy, HVAC, HAS, SCADA, HMI

Ioan Valentin Sita

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation ensures safety, extends production  

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This paper reviews some current improvements in offshore platform safety as a result of new regulations. In response to Norwegian Petroleum Directorate regulations limiting personnel on the rig floor, Weatherford Norway has developed a casing modem with remote-controlled power tongs. This paper reviews the various automated systems for handling drill pipes and joints on offshore platforms and how they work.

Perdue, J.M.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Automated computation of scattering amplitudes  

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We review some of the recent advances in the computation of one-loop scattering amplitudes which led to the construction of efficient and automated computational tools for NLO predictions. Particular attention is devoted to unitarity-based methods and integrand-level reduction techniques. Extensions of one-loop integrand-level techniques to higher orders are also briefly illustrated.

Giovanni Ossola

2013-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

263

Collaborative recommender systems for building automation  

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Building Automation Systems (BASs) can save building owners money by reducing energy consumption while simultaneously preserving occupant comfort. There are algorithms that optimize this tradeoff, such as detecting which appliances are turned on without requiring expensive status detectors to be attached to each appliance. However, better ways are needed to determine which algorithms are best-suited to a particular building. This paper explores the idea of allowing building managers to automatically communicate among themselves and exchange ratings of individual monitoring and control algorithms in such a way that each building manager can then obtain predicted ratings for all algorithms that he has not yet tried personally. We allow individual algorithms to be replaced by using a blackboard architecture to loosen the coupling between them. We propose a recommender system that operates on a database of contributed ratings to predict ratings of untried algorithms. To explore this approach, we developed a prototype that seamlessly interacts with both emulated physical buildings and buildings simulated in software and we implemented several of the control algorithms described in previous works. We demonstrate a recommender system that selects between algorithms in various types of buildings. 1.

Michael Lemay; Jason J. Haas; Carl A. Gunter

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

ORISE: Public Health Communication  

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Communication Communication Public Health Communication The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) assists government agencies and organizations in addressing public health challenges by developing evidence-based communication programs and social marketing initiatives that resonate with target populations. Because approximately half of American adults do not understand basic health information, ORISE develops the types of messages that will attract attention and motivate people to address their personal and family health. ORISE also develops and executes evidence-based and culturally-competent public health communication programs that help change behaviors and result in healthier lifestyles. Communication Planning and Products Public health organizations are faced with increasing demands for

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Media & Communications Office  

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Media & Communications Office Media & Communications Office Newsroom Photos Image Library Historic Images Photo Permissions Videos Fact Sheets Lab History News Categories Contacts Media & Communications Office news Part of the Community, Education, Government & Public Affairs Directorate, the Media & Communications Office provides information about Brookhaven National Laboratory to internal and external audiences through numerous communications vehicles. Our staff promotes Brookhaven's international reputation as a center for scientific excellence and innovation. We also publicize information about Laboratory events, policies and procedures. News Releases Media and Communications prepares all of the news releases on the Laboratory's science discoveries, announcements, events, and awards.

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Future Communications Needs | Department of Energy  

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Future Communications Needs Future Communications Needs Chart of Oncor Electric Delivery's Future Communications Needs Future Communications Needs More Documents & Publications...

267

NIF ICCS Test Controller for Automated & Manual Testing  

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF) Integrated Computer Control System (ICCS) is a large (1.5 MSLOC), hierarchical, distributed system that controls all aspects of the NIF laser [1]. The ICCS team delivers software updates to the NIF facility throughout the year to support shot operations and commissioning activities. In 2006, there were 48 releases of ICCS: 29 full releases, 19 patches. To ensure the quality of each delivery, thousands of manual and automated tests are performed using the ICCS Test Controller test infrastructure. The TestController system provides test inventory management, test planning, automated test execution and manual test logging, release testing summaries and test results search, all through a web browser interface. Automated tests include command line based frameworks server tests and Graphical User Interface (GUI) based Java tests. Manual tests are presented as a checklist-style web form to be completed by the tester. The results of all tests, automated and manual, are kept in a common repository that provides data to dynamic status reports. As part of the 3-stage ICCS release testing strategy, the TestController system helps plan, evaluate and track the readiness of each release to the NIF facility.

Zielinski, J S

2007-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

268

2012 SG Peer Review - Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor & Faulted Circuit Indicator System for Underground Assets - Jason Wilson, On-Ramp Wireless  

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Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor for Underground Assets Jason Wilson On-Ramp Wireless June 7, 2012 December 2008 Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor for Underground Assets Objective Life-cycle Funding Summary ($K) Prior to FY 12 FY12, authorized FY13, requested Out-year(s) $1,046 $580 $39 $0 Technical Scope Develop and demonstrate a wireless network solution for distribution automation, including fault circuit indicators and transformer monitoring, capable of secure and reliable communication with below ground and hard to reach utility assets at a TCO that is commercially viable for utilities to deploy at large scale. Enable utilities throughout the US to improve critical grid reliability metrics including SAIDI. * Conceptual design and trade studies including sensor system interfaces, augmenting FCI with

269

Rockwell Automation - Owens Corning Teaming Profile  

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Rockwell Automation Owens Corning Rockwell Automation Owens Corning 1201 S. Second Street 247 York Road Milwaukee, WI 53204 Guelph, Ontario N1E 3G4 Business: Industrial Automation Business: Textile / Fiber Nigel Hitchings Frank Peel Marketing Manager Electrical Support Specialist Phone: 508-357-8404 Phone: 519-823-7208 Email: nehitchings@ra.rockwell.com Email: frank.peel@owenscorning.com Owens Corning partners with Rockwell Automation to retrofit fans with VFDs, saving $67,000 annually Project Scope Owens Corning and Rockwell Automation installed Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) on one 125HP cooling fan and three 40HP recirculation fans at the Owens Corning Guelph Glass Plant. The VFDs were integrated with the existing Rockwell Automation programmable automation controller to collect

270

Atmospheric Laser Communication  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atmospheric laser communication, often referred to as free-space optics (FSO) or free-space laser (FSL) communication, is similar to fiber optic cable in terms of carrier wavelength and bandwidth capability, but data are transmitted directly ...

Kenneth W. Fischer*Michael R. Witiw; Jeffrey A. Baars+; T. R. Oke

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Feasible distributed CSP models for scheduling problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A distributed constraint satisfaction problem (DisCSP) is a CSP in which variables and constraints are distributed among multiple automated agents. Many researchers have developed techniques for solving DisCSPs. They assume for simplicity that each agent ... Keywords: Constraint satisfaction, Distributed CSP, Holonic system, Multi-agent system, Scheduling

Miguel A. Salido; Adriana Giret

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Protecting Intelligent Distributed Power Grids Against Cyber Attacks - May  

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Protecting Intelligent Distributed Power Grids Against Cyber Protecting Intelligent Distributed Power Grids Against Cyber Attacks - May 2008 Protecting Intelligent Distributed Power Grids Against Cyber Attacks - May 2008 Development of a novel distributed and hierarchical security layer specific to intelligent grid design will help protect intelligent distributed power grids from cyber attacks. Intelligent power grids are interdependent energy management systems-encompassing generation, distribution, IT networks, and control systems-that use automated data analysis and demand response capabilities to increase system functionality, efficiency, and reliability. But increased interconnection and automation over a large geographical area requires a distributed and hierarchical approach to cybersecurity. Protecting Intelligent Distributed Power Grids Again Cyber Attacks.pdf

273

Public Safety Communication Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... integrate legacy communication and information systems and ... will support system analysis and troubleshooting ... create a global market for equipment ...

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

274

Video communications system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A video communications system having at least one command network formed by a combination of subsystems to include a video subsystem, an audio subsystem, a communications subsystem, and a control subsystem. The video communications system to be window driven and mouse operated, and having the ability to allow for point-to-point real-time teleconferencing. 4 figs.

Smith, R.L.

1990-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

275

Secure video communications system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A secure video communications system having at least one command network formed by a combination of subsystems. The combination of subsystems to include a video subsystem, an audio subsystem, a communications subsystem, and a control subsystem. The video communications system to be window driven and mouse operated, and having the ability to allow for secure point-to-point real-time teleconferencing.

Smith, Robert L. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Public Quantum Communication and Superactivation  

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Is there a meaningful quantum counterpart to public communication? We argue that the symmetric-side channel -- which distributes quantum information symmetrically between the receiver and the environment -- is a good candidate for a notion of public quantum communication in entanglement distillation and quantum error correction. This connection is partially motivated by [Brand\\~ao and Oppenheim, arXiv:1004.3328], where it was found that if a sender would like to communicate a secret message to a receiver through an insecure quantum channel using a shared quantum state as a key, then the insecure quantum channel is only ever used to simulate a symmetric-side channel, and can always be replaced by it without altering the optimal rate. Here we further show, in complete analogy to the role of public classical communication, that assistance by a symmetric-side channel makes equal the distillable entanglement, the recently-introduced mutual independence, and a generalization of the latter, which quantifies the exte...

Brandão, Fernando G S L

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

pahwa@ksu.edu Holonic Multi-agent Control of Power Distribution Systems of the Future  

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are beginning to focus on advanced distribution automation within the smart grid paradigm to make the PDS more accelerated activities related to distribution automation and smart metering. Similarly, the number, 1997). [10] S.S. Venkata, S. Roy, A. Pahwa, G. L. Clark and E. C. Boardman. "Smart Distribution Grid

Deloach, Scott A.

278

TY CONF T1 Automated Price and Demand Response Demonstration for Large Customers  

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Automated Price and Demand Response Demonstration for Large Customers Automated Price and Demand Response Demonstration for Large Customers in New York City using OpenADR T2 International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations ICEBO A1 Joyce Jihyun Kim A1 Rongxin Yin A1 Sila Kiliccote AB p class p1 Open Automated Demand Response OpenADR an XML based information exchange model is used to facilitate continuous price responsive operation and demand response participation for large commercial buildings in New York who are subject to the default day ahead hourly pricing We summarize the existing demand response programs in New York and discuss OpenADR communication prioritization of demand response signals and control methods Building energy simulation models are developed and field tests are conducted to evaluate continuous energy management

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Automated Export Control.PDF  

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

3 3 I N S P E C T I O N R E P O R T U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INSPECTIONS INSPECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S AUTOMATED EXPORT CONTROL SYSTEM DECEMBER 2001 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Washington, DC 20585 December 7, 2001 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman /s/ Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "Inspection of the Department of Energy's Automated Export Control System" BACKGROUND The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (NDAA for FY 2000) contained a provision that not later than March 30 of each year the President will submit to Congress, beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2007, an annual report on the Government's policies and procedures with respect to the export of technologies and technical information with

280

Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS)  

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

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281

Automated nutrient analyses in seawater  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This manual was assembled for use as a guide for analyzing the nutrient content of seawater samples collected in the marine coastal zone of the Northeast United States and the Bering Sea. Some modifications (changes in dilution or sample pump tube sizes) may be necessary to achieve optimum measurements in very pronounced oligotrophic, eutrophic or brackish areas. Information is presented under the following section headings: theory and mechanics of automated analysis; continuous flow system description; operation of autoanalyzer system; cookbook of current nutrient methods; automated analyzer and data analysis software; computer interfacing and hardware modifications; and trouble shooting. The three appendixes are entitled: references and additional reading; manifold components and chemicals; and software listings. (JGB)

Whitledge, T.E.; Malloy, S.C.; Patton, C.J.; Wirick, C.D.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Communication: the neglected technical skill?  

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In this paper we discuss the importance of communication in software development. Communication has long been recognized as an important element of a successful software project. The quality of communication within the development team and between the ... Keywords: CMM, communication

Tracy Hall; David Wilson; Austen Rainer; Dorota Jagielska

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Automated size-specific CT dose monitoring program: Assessing variability in CT dose  

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Purpose: The potential health risks associated with low levels of ionizing radiation have created a movement in the radiology community to optimize computed tomography (CT) imaging protocols to use the lowest radiation dose possible without compromising the diagnostic usefulness of the images. Despite efforts to use appropriate and consistent radiation doses, studies suggest that a great deal of variability in radiation dose exists both within and between institutions for CT imaging. In this context, the authors have developed an automated size-specific radiation dose monitoring program for CT and used this program to assess variability in size-adjusted effective dose from CT imaging. Methods: The authors radiation dose monitoring program operates on an independent health insurance portability and accountability act compliant dosimetry server. Digital imaging and communication in medicine routing software is used to isolate dose report screen captures and scout images for all incoming CT studies. Effective dose conversion factors (k-factors) are determined based on the protocol and optical character recognition is used to extract the CT dose index and dose-length product. The patient's thickness is obtained by applying an adaptive thresholding algorithm to the scout images and is used to calculate the size-adjusted effective dose (ED{sub adj}). The radiation dose monitoring program was used to collect data on 6351 CT studies from three scanner models (GE Lightspeed Pro 16, GE Lightspeed VCT, and GE Definition CT750 HD) and two institutions over a one-month period and to analyze the variability in ED{sub adj} between scanner models and across institutions. Results: No significant difference was found between computer measurements of patient thickness and observer measurements (p= 0.17), and the average difference between the two methods was less than 4%. Applying the size correction resulted in ED{sub adj} that differed by up to 44% from effective dose estimates that were not adjusted by patient size. Additionally, considerable differences were noted in ED{sub adj} distributions between scanners, with scanners employing iterative reconstruction exhibiting significantly lower ED{sub adj} (range: 9%-64%). Finally, a significant difference (up to 59%) in ED{sub adj} distributions was observed between institutions, indicating the potential for dose reduction. Conclusions: The authors developed a robust automated size-specific radiation dose monitoring program for CT. Using this program, significant differences in ED{sub adj} were observed between scanner models and across institutions. This new dose monitoring program offers a unique tool for improving quality assurance and standardization both within and across institutions.

Christianson, Olav; Li Xiang; Frush, Donald; Samei, Ehsan [Clinical Imaging Physics Group, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 and Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Clinical Imaging Physics Group, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States) and Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Clinical Imaging Physics Group, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

284

Issues and Recent Trends in Vehicle Safety Communication Systems  

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This paper surveys the research on the applications of inter-vehicle communications, the issues of the deployment and technology, and the current status of inter-vehicle communications projects in Europe, the United States and Japan. The inter-vehicle communications, defined here as communications between on-board ITS computers, improve road traffic safety and efficiency by expanding the horizon of the drivers and on-board sensors. One of the earliest studies on inter-vehicle communications began in Japan in the early 1980s. The inter-vehicle communications play an essential role in automated platooning and cooperative driving systems developed since the 1990’s by enabling vehicles to obtain data that would be difficult or impossible to measure with on-board sensors. During these years, interest in applications for inter-vehicle communications increased in the EU, the US and Japan, resulting in many national vehicle safety communications projects such as CarTALK2000 in the EU and VSCC in the US. The technological issues include protocol and communications media. Experiments employ various kinds of protocols and typically use infrared, microwave or millimeter wave media. The situation is ready for standardization. The deployment strategy is another issue. To be feasible, deployment should begin with multiple rather than single services that would work even at a low penetration rate of the communication equipment. In addition, non-technological, legal and institutional issues remained unsolved. Although inter-vehicle communications involve many issues, such applications should be promoted because they will lead to safer and more efficient automobile traffic.

Sadayuki Tsugawa

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Automated testing using executable formal specifications  

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A new method is presented for the automated random generation of valid content-sensitive test data and corresponding oracle information. The process takes as input a specification of the program under test, expressed as a functional program, and produces ... Keywords: automated program testing, automated random test data generation, automatic testing, computer aided software engineering, executable formal specifications, formal specification, functional program, oracle information, output test cases, program testing, valid content-sensitive test data, valid input space

N. Sanders

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Findings from the 2004 Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large  

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the 2004 Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large the 2004 Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities Title Findings from the 2004 Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-58178 Year of Publication 2005 Authors Piette, Mary Ann, David S. Watson, Naoya Motegi, and Norman Bourassa Date Published 10/18/2005 Keywords market sectors, technologies Abstract This report describes the results of the second season of research to develop and evaluate the performance of new Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) hardware and software technology in large facilities. Demand Response (DR) is a set of time dependant activities that reduce or shift electricity use to improve electric grid reliability, manage electricity costs, and provide systems that encourage load shifting or shedding during times when the electric grid is near its capacity or electric prices are high. Demand Response is a subset of demand side management, which also includes energy efficiency and conservation. The overall goal of this research project was to support increased penetration of DR in large facilities through the use of automation and better understanding of DR technologies and strategies in large facilities. To achieve this goal, a set of field tests were designed and conducted. These tests examined the performance of Auto-DR systems that covered a diverse set of building systems, ownership and management structures, climate zones, weather patterns, and control and communication configurations.

287

Automated Surface Observing System: Standby Power Options  

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Automated Automated Surface Observing System Standby Options Power Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) General System Description * Self contained group of sensors and data gathering equipment that produces an automated weather observation * Weather observations support aviation, climate data, non government weather operations, public consumption, etc. * Initial deployment began in 1991 and continued through 1997 * Located at 884 sites nationwide, normally at airports * System has two distinct subsystems: Field installed equipment (DCP & Sensor Group) and an indoor processor (ACU) with peripherals * Separate facility power for DCP & Sensors and ACU 1 * measure and collect data * Located on the airport * back up group for 10 minutes * Currently pl

288

Automated fenestration selection based on lighting performance...  

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i.e., aims at automated selection of fenestration systems that best meet specific lighting performance goals. The new method is based on manipulation of matrices that represent...

289

Next-Generation Robotics and Automation  

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... NIST activities led to the approval of a new IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Standards Working Group on ... Lead Organizational Unit: el. Staff: ...

2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

290

Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project for...  

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Demonstration Project for Small and Medium Commercial Buildings Title Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project for Small and Medium Commercial Buildings...

291

Substation automation gains momentum with modern options  

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This paper discusses issues associated with utility substation automation. Monitoring equipment for monitoring power flow, quality, and harmonics for three substations simultaneously is described.

Beaty, W.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Automated Continuous Commissioning of Commercial Buildings  

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Conference on Building Commissioning. San Francisco, CA. 17.Commercial Buildings Commissioning, LBNL- 56637, Nov. 2004.Automated Continuous Commissioning Tool GUI Screenshots from

Bailey, Trevor

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response  

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networks_in_the_home_the_new_growth_market.htm [12] NationalHome Network Technologies and Automating Demand Responsethe University of California. Home Network Technologies and

McParland, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Automated Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction for Nanomaterials ...  

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Presentation Title, Automated Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction for Nanomaterials Characterization in the SEM. Author(s), Scott Sitzman. On-Site Speaker ...

295

Automated micro-tracking planar solar concentrators  

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Photonics) University of California, San Diego, 2011UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Automated Micro-TrackingChair University of California, San Diego iii DEDICATION To

Hallas, Justin Matthew

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Neutron Scattering Experiment Automation with Python  

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The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory currently holds the Guinness World Record as the world most powerful pulsed spallation neutron source. Neutrons scattered off atomic nuclei in a sample yield important information about the position, motions, and magnetic properties of atoms in materials. A neutron scattering experiment usually involves sample environment control (temperature, pressure, etc.), mechanical alignment (slits, sample and detector position), magnetic field controllers, neutron velocity selection (choppers) and neutron detectors. The SNS Data Acquisition System (DAS) consists of real-time sub-system (detector read-out with custom electronics, chopper interface), data preprocessing (soft real-time) and a cluster of control and ancillary PCs. The real-time system runs FPGA firmware and programs running on PCs (C++, LabView) typically perform one task such as motor control and communicate via TCP/IP networks. PyDas is a set of Python modules that are used to integrate various components of the SNS DAS system. It enables customized automation of neutron scattering experiments in a rapid and flexible manner. It provides wxPython GUIs for routine experiments as well as IPython command line scripting. Matplotlib and numpy are used for data presentation and simple analysis. We will present an overview of SNS Data Acquisition System and PyDas architectures and implementation along with the examples of use. We will also discuss plans for future development as well as the challenges that have to be met while maintaining PyDas for 20+ different scientific instruments.

Zolnierczuk, Piotr A [ORNL; Riedel, Richard A [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

REMOTE LABORATORIES IN AUTOMATION: AIP-PRIMECA RAO ARI PLATFORM Remote Laboratories in Automation  

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Terms -- Education, Laboratories, Manufacturing automation, Remote handling I.INTRODUCTION For a fewREMOTE LABORATORIES IN AUTOMATION: AIP-PRIMECA RAO ARI PLATFORM Remote Laboratories in Automation learners to train themselves on remote real or virtual systems. They represent essential components in e

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

298

Advanced gas distribution research at IGT  

SciTech Connect

The Institute of Gas Technology (IGT) has made substantial progress on its multi-year program in demonstrating the technical feasibility of integrated, automated gas distribution systems. The objective of this program is to address automation of distribution as a total system, rather than automation of individual features. This work is geared towards developing a compatible, modular automation system to benefit gas utilities. The system must have an open architecture so that any manufacturer can produce equipment that will be compatible with all other system components. There are approximately 30 capabilities that the laboratory system will ultimately demonstrate, and 10 are now functional. These include: gas meter reading, bill calculation and printing, multiple rate billing, tamper detection, electronic reconfiguration, global commands, remote city gate station control, district meter reading, cathodic protection potential reading, and automatic differential pressure reading.

Rush, W.F. Jr.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

NBP RFI: Communications Requirements | Department of Energy  

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NBP RFI: Communications Requirements NBP RFI: Communications Requirements NBP RFI: Communications Requirements Cleco Corporation greatly appreciates the opportunity to provide information to the Department of Energy (DOE) on the communications needs of utilities. Cleco is an energy services company based in central Louisiana, serving approximately 276,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers since 1934. Cleco manages over 3,000 megawatts of electric capacity through its regulated Cleco Power LLC and unregulated Cleco Midstream Resources LLC businesses, utilizing a diverse fuel mix of lignite, coal, petcoke and natural gas. With 1,300 employees, Cleco manages and operates 70 transmission substations connected via 1,300 miles of transmission lines, together feeding over 350 distribution substations,

300

CA/CPS: A Communications ZEBRA implementation using CPS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CZ/CPS is an implementation of the Communications ZEBRA distributed computing environment utilizing the CPS communications protocol. CZ/CPS is intended for parallelization of high energy physics application programs using the CERN Program Library memory and data structure management features. CZ/CPS provides transparent communication of ZEBRA data structures among cooperative processes using standard interfaces for ZEBRA I/O. Examples of usage in a CPS HBOOK4 and GEANT3 application are provided.

Roberts, L.A.

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Automated fuel pin loading system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automated loading system for nuclear reactor fuel elements utilizes a gravity feed conveyor which permits individual fuel pins to roll along a constrained path perpendicular to their respective lengths. The individual lengths of fuel cladding are directed onto movable transports, where they are aligned coaxially with the axes of associated handling equipment at appropriate production stations. Each fuel pin can be reciprocated axially and/or rotated about its axis as required during handling steps. The fuel pins are inserted as a batch prior to welding of end caps by one of two disclosed welding systems.

Christiansen, David W. (Kennewick, WA); Brown, William F. (West Richland, WA); Steffen, Jim M. (Richland, WA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Communication in an "Officeless firm"  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

at locations remote from one another and typically make heavy use of ICTs such as e-mail, telephone and an intranet to facilitate communication and collaboration (Cramton, 2002, Lipnake and Stamps, 2000). 3 Distributed work can take a number of forms... . It seems reasonable that the issue of trust is much easier to handle in a small team like Puma. Michael agreed that they shared a high level of trust when working together: “[trust] is quite possible for a company our size. I don't think if we were much...

Burchell, Brendan J.; Lai, Yi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Fusion Communication Summit cover  

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COMMUNICATIONS SUMMIT for U.S. Magnetic Fusion September 12-13, 2012 Princeton University - Frist Campus Center Princeton, New Jersey, USA Mission Statement Announcements...

304

Report: EM Communications  

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

EM Communications EM Communications August 24, 2006 Submitted by: The EMAB Communications Team Background: At the March 2006 Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB) meeting, the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) and his staff unveiled the proposed organization for EM. The purpose of the reorganization is to structure the workforce across the EM complex in a way that could ensure maximum and sustained focus on EM's mission -"to complete the cleanup of the contaminated nuclear weapons manufacturing and testing sites across the United States". After the presentation, EMAB members noted that a separate communications function was not included in the proposed organization, which EM staff acknowledged was a possible, unmet need.

305

Smart Grid Communication Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... ITL staff led the evaluation of networking technologies for Smart Grid communication applications. ITL's staff lead the SGIP Priority Action Plans ...

2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

306

Communications Scorecard for EPA's  

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and final weigh-ins. Competitors can get points by communicating the importance of saving energy to their stakeholders, whether they're employees, tenants, students,...

307

Business Data Communications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From the Book:PREFACE: Preface Background Four trends have made a solid understanding of the fundamentals of data communications essential to business and information management students: The ...

William Stallings

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Human-automation interaction for lunar landing aimpoint redesignation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Human-automation interactions are a critical area of research in systems with modem automation. The decision-making portion of tasks presents a special challenge for human-automation interactions because of the many factors ...

Needham, Jennifer M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Analysis of Distribution Level Residential Demand Response  

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Control of end use loads has existed in the form of direct load control for decades. Direct load control systems allow a utility to interrupt power to a medium to large size commercial or industrial customer a set number of times a year. With the current proliferation of computing resources and communications systems the ability to extend the direct load control systems now exists. Demand response systems now have the ability to not only engage commercial and industrial customers, but also the individual residential customers. Additionally, the ability exists to have automated control systems which operate on a continual basis instead of the traditional load control systems which could only be operated a set number of times a year. These emerging demand response systems have the capability to engage a larger portion of the end use load and do so in a more controlled manner. This paper will examine the impact that demand response systems have on the operation of an electric power distribution system.

Schneider, Kevin P.; Fuller, Jason C.; Chassin, David P.

2009-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

310

1200-kV future seen; automated distribution dangers  

SciTech Connect

A major problem facing the electric-utility industry concerns power-transmission corridors. The corridors serving the nation's power needs may not be available in sufficient numbers to meet growing electricity demand. The difficulty in locating new power corridors will necessitate the transmission of increased power along pathways already available. The possibility of open-transmission systems going to 1200 kV is being researched at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. While much of the technology for 1200-kV transmission is being demonstrated currently (such as transformers, puffer-breakers, lightning arrestors, and reactors), the public fear of low-level radiation and excessive noise may make construction of 1200-kV open substations near the load virtually impossible. The implications of not having sufficient load capability to meet demand concern Westinghouse officials. The possibility of involuntary power rationing could require social and political solutions instead of technical ones. (SAC)

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Processus communicants Communication synchrone CSP/CCS/-calcul  

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Processus communicants Communication synchrone CSP/CCS/-calcul Rendez-vous étendu Ada Huitième partie Processus communicants CSP/Ada Systèmes concurrents 2 / 44 #12;Processus communicants Communication synchrone CSP/CCS/-calcul Rendez-vous étendu Ada Principes Synchronisation Désignation

Grigoras, .Romulus

312

Genetic algorithm for optimal capacitor allocation in radial distribution systems  

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Optimum location and size of capacitors for a radial distribution system is presented. In the present study capacitor sizes are assumed as discrete known variables, which are to be placed on the buses such that it reduces the losses of the distribution ... Keywords: capacitor placement, distribution automation (DA), genetic algorithm (GA), loss minimisation, optimisation, power distribution system

K. S. Swarup

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Enhancing group communication with self-manageable behavior  

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Group communication protocols (GCPs) play an important role in the design of modern distributed systems. A typical GCP exchanges control messages to provide message delivery guarantees, and a key point in the configuration of such a protocol is to establish ... Keywords: Autonomic computing, Dependability, Dynamic adaptation, Group communication, Self-management

Raimundo José De AraúJo MacêDo; Allan Edgard Silva Freitas; AlíRio Santos De Sá

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Tuning collective communication for Partitioned Global Address Space programming models  

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Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) languages offer programmers the convenience of a shared memory programming style combined with locality control necessary to run on large-scale distributed memory systems. Even within a PGAS language programmers ... Keywords: Collective communication, One-sided communication, Partitioned Global Address Space languages

Rajesh Nishtala; Yili Zheng; Paul H. Hargrove; Katherine A. Yelick

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Concepts of User Centered Automation  

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The accident statistics of large technical systems have been steadily improved during the last decades. Also the number of fatal accidents in air and surface transportation is decreasing in spite off increased traffic. However, the relative share of so called human errors is increasing across application areas. Hence, for further improved reliability, the functional integration of humans in such systems must be reconsidered. Since the user, in the long run, will not and should not be eliminated by computers this paper reviews basic requirements of a human centered automation. Following an analysis of generic system functions, human factors requirements for automated functions are defined. It is shown how manual functions can be supported by assistance functions, for which a general system architecture and a classification scheme are presented. # 2001 ditions scientifiques et mdicales Elsevier SAS Zusammenfassung Die Unfallstatistiken grotechnischer Systeme haben sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten stndig verbessert, auch die Anzahl der Unflle mit Todesfolge im Luft- und Straenverkehr sinkt bei wachsendem Verkehrsaufkommen stetig. Der relative Anteil sogenannter menschlicher Fehler nimmt dagegen in allen Bereichen zu. Es besteht somit Anla, die Rolle des Menschen in derartigen Systemen neu zu berdenken, um die Zuverl ssigkeit komplexer Systeme weiter zu erhhen. Da der Benutzer auf lange Sicht nicht durch Rechner eliminiert werden kann und soll, untersucht dieser Beitrag die Erfordernisse einer benutzergerechten Automatisierung. Nach einer einleitenden Analyse grundlegender Systemfunktionen, der Automatisierungsgrenzen und der Leistungsdefizite des Menschen werden mgliche Formen und Strategien der Funktionsteilung zwischen Automatik und Benutzer hergeleitet. Zur Untersttzung...

Karl-friedrich Kraiss; Nico Hamacher

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

NBP RFI: Communications Requirements- Honeywell Responses To Request for  

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Honeywell Responses To Honeywell Responses To Request for Information (RFI) from the Department of Energy on Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Studying the Communications Requirements of Electric Utilities To Inform Federal Smart NBP RFI: Communications Requirements- Honeywell Responses To Request for Information (RFI) from the Department of Energy on Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Studying the Communications Requirements of Electric Utilities To Inform Federal Smart Honeywell is a world leader in automation and control solutions with decades of experience in energy management; today our energy efficiency products and services are found in over 150 million homes, over 10 million buildings and over 5,000 industrial facilities world-wide. We also have hundreds of utilities as our customers.

317

Substation Integrated Automation System Based on DSP  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Paper introduces the application of digital signal processor (DSP) at Substation Integrated Automation System. Using the powerful digital signal processing capability of DSP, high-speed multi-channel data acquisition function, and excellent data ... Keywords: Substation, Digital Signal Processor, Integrated Automation System

Yanzhe Li; Duowang Fan; Xuwei Dong

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Feasibility, Challenges, and Performance of Wireless Multi-Hop Routing for Feeder Level Communication in a  

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distribution level takes on greater importance with the introduction of the Smart Grid approach. Significant as the medium of choice for meeting communication requirements at the distribution level of the Smart Grid evaluations on a real-world power distribution level topology. 2. WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN SMART GRID

Namboodiri, Vinod

319

Findings from the 2004 Fully Automated Demand Response Tests...  

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the 2004 Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities Title Findings from the 2004 Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities Publication Type Report...

320

Demand Response and Open Automated Demand Response Opportunities...  

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Response and Open Automated Demand Response Opportunities for Data Centers Title Demand Response and Open Automated Demand Response Opportunities for Data Centers Publication Type...

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321

A Demand Response (DR) Event: Benefits, Strategies, Automation...  

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A Demand Response (DR) Event: Benefits, Strategies, Automation and Future of DR Title A Demand Response (DR) Event: Benefits, Strategies, Automation and Future of DR Publication...

322

Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand...  

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Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings Title Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated...

323

Demand Response and Open Automated Demand Response Opportunities...  

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Demand Response and Open Automated Demand Response Opportunities for Data Centers Title Demand Response and Open Automated Demand Response Opportunities for Data Centers...

324

Results and commissioning issues from an automated demand response pilot  

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of Fully Automated Demand Response in Large Facilities"Management and Demand Response in Commercial Buildings", L Band Commissioning Issues from an Automated Demand Response.

Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, Dave; Sezgen, Osman; Motegi, Naoya

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Findings from Seven Years of Field Performance Data for Automated...  

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Seven Years of Field Performance Data for Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings Title Findings from Seven Years of Field Performance Data for Automated Demand Response...

326

Open Automated Demand Response Dynamic Pricing Technologies and Demonstration  

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Goodin. 2009. “Open Automated Demand Response Communicationsin Demand Response for Wholesale Ancillary Services. ” InOpen Automated Demand Response Demonstration Project. LBNL-

Ghatikar, Girish

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Field Demonstration of Automated Demand Response for Both Winter...  

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Demonstration of Automated Demand Response for Both Winter and Summer Events in Large Buildings in the Pacific Northwest Title Field Demonstration of Automated Demand Response for...

328

Field Testing of Automated Demand Response for Integration of...  

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Field Testing of Automated Demand Response for Integration of Renewable Resources in California's Ancillary Services Market for Regulation Products Title Field Testing of Automated...

329

Fast Automated Demand Response to Enable the Integration of Renewable...  

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Fast Automated Demand Response to Enable the Integration of Renewable Resources Title Fast Automated Demand Response to Enable the Integration of Renewable Resources Publication...

330

Microsoft Word - Wireless Automation World for OE FINAL.doc  

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Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security, Interviews Authors April 16, 2009 The April 2009 issue of Automation World magazine features the white paper...

331

Computer Measurement and Automation System for Gas-fired Heating...  

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Computer Measurement and Automation System for Gas-fired Heating Furnace Title Computer Measurement and Automation System for Gas-fired Heating Furnace Publication Type Journal...

332

V-205: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java Multiple...  

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5: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java Multiple Vulnerabilities V-205: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java Multiple Vulnerabilities July 29, 2013...

333

Automated-Manual Transitions: Human Capabilities and Adaptive Cruise Control  

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TRANSIT AND HIGHWAYS Automated-Manual Transitions: HumanOF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY Automated-Manual Transitions: HumanSuch systems will supplant manual controls during certain

Barton, Joseph E.; Cohn, Theodore E.; Nguyen, Khoi M.; Nguyen, Tieuvi; Toyofuku, Natsuko

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Mixed Manual/Semi-Automated Traffic: A Macroscopic Analysis  

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of Traffic Flow with Mixed Manual and Semi- Automatedof Mixed Semi-Automated/Manual Traffic”, SAE Technical Paperof traffic flow with mixed manual and semi- automated

Bose, Arnab; Ioannou, Petros

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control...  

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ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications On September 9, the...

336

Mobile communications in China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

China now has the world's largest mobile communications market. In the past several years, a series of major reforms have been carried out in China's telecom industry, aiming at separating administrative and enterprise functions, breaking monopoly ... Keywords: 3G mobile services, China, TD-SCDMA, WTO, World Trade Organization, mobile communications

Ying Dong; Mingshu Li

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Wireless Underwater Communications  

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The depths of the oceans have a high potential for future industrial development and applications. Robotic autonomous systems will greatly depend on a reliable communications channel with operators and equipment either performing joint operations or ... Keywords: Acoustic communications, Channel modelling, Networking mechanisms, Underwater

J. Poncela; M. C. Aguayo; P. Otero

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Solar Automation Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Inc Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Solar Automation Inc Place Albuquerque, New Mexico Zip NM 8110 Product Produces manufacturing equipment for PV cells. References Solar Automation Inc[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Solar Automation Inc is a company located in Albuquerque, New Mexico . References ↑ "Solar Automation Inc" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Solar_Automation_Inc&oldid=351247" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations Stubs What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties About us Disclaimers Energy blogs Linked Data Developer services

339

Take an integrated approach to refinery automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An integrated approach to designing refinery automation systems is essential to guaranteeing systems compatibility and maximizing benefits. Several aspects of implementing integrated refinery automation should be considered early in the project. Many refineries have major parts of their business automated, starting from corporate planning at the higher level, down to DCS and field instrumentation. A typical refinery automation system architecture of the mid-eighties is shown. Automation systems help refineries improve their business through: Rationalization of man power; Increased throughputs; Reduced give-away; Reduced energy consumption; Better response to market demands and changes; Effective use of offsite areas through scheduling and automatic line-up systems; Reduced losses; and Decision support systems.

Wadi, I. (Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (United Arab Emirates))

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Dynamic Whitelist Generation for Automated Response  

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Methodology Methodology Results Dynamic Whitelist Generation for Automated Response Chris Strasburg, Josh Adams Ames Laboratory, US DOE cstras@ameslab.gov, jadams@ameslab.gov The Ames Laboratory, US DOE 1 Dynamic Whitelist Generation for Automated Response Introduction Methodology Results Outline 1 Introduction About Ames Laboratory Motivation 2 Methodology Data Classifiers Experiments 3 Results The Ames Laboratory, US DOE 2 Dynamic Whitelist Generation for Automated Response Introduction Methodology Results About Ames Laboratory Motivation Ames Physical Environment The Ames Laboratory, US DOE 3 Dynamic Whitelist Generation for Automated Response Introduction Methodology Results About Ames Laboratory Motivation Ames Network Environment The Ames Laboratory, US DOE 4 Dynamic Whitelist Generation for Automated Response Introduction Methodology Results About Ames

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341

Public Quantum Communication and Superactivation  

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Is there a meaningful quantum counterpart to public communication? We argue that the symmetric-side channel -- which distributes quantum information symmetrically between the receiver and the environment -- is a good candidate for a notion of public quantum communication in entanglement distillation and quantum error correction. This connection is partially motivated by [Brand\\~ao and Oppenheim, arXiv:1004.3328], where it was found that if a sender would like to communicate a secret message to a receiver through an insecure quantum channel using a shared quantum state as a key, then the insecure quantum channel is only ever used to simulate a symmetric-side channel, and can always be replaced by it without altering the optimal rate. Here we further show, in complete analogy to the role of public classical communication, that assistance by a symmetric-side channel makes equal the distillable entanglement, the recently-introduced mutual independence, and a generalization of the latter, which quantifies the extent to which one of the parties can perform quantum privacy amplification. Symmetric-side channels, and the closely related erasure channel, have been recently harnessed to provide examples of superactivation of the quantum channel capacity. Our findings give new insight into this non-additivity of the channel capacity and its relation to quantum privacy. In particular, we show that single-copy superactivation protocols with the erasure channel, which encompasses all examples of non-additivity of the quantum capacity found to date, can be understood as a conversion of mutual independence into distillable entanglement.

Fernando G. S. L. Brandão; Jonathan Oppenheim

2010-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

342

Automation Enhancement of Multilayer Laue Lenses  

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X-ray optics fabrication at Brookhaven National Laboratory has been facilitated by a new, state of the art magnetron sputtering physical deposition system. With its nine magnetron sputtering cathodes and substrate carrier that moves on a linear rail via a UHV brushless linear servo motor, the system is capable of accurately depositing the many thousands of layers necessary for multilayer Laue lenses. I have engineered a versatile and automated control program from scratch for the base system and many subsystems. Its main features include a custom scripting language, a fully customizable graphical user interface, wireless and remote control, and a terminal-based interface. This control system has already been successfully used in the creation of many types of x-ray optics, including several thousand layer multilayer Laue lenses.Before reaching the point at which a deposition can be run, stencil-like masks for the sputtering cathodes must be created to ensure the proper distribution of sputtered atoms. Quality of multilayer Laue lenses can also be difficult to measure, given the size of the thin film layers. I employ my knowledge of software and algorithms to further ease these previously painstaking processes with custom programs. Additionally, I will give an overview of an x-ray optic simulator package I helped develop during the summer of 2010. In the interest of keeping my software free and open, I have worked mostly with the multiplatform Python and the PyQt application framework, utilizing C and C++ where necessary.

Lauer K. R.; Conley R.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Automated Galaxy Morphology: A Fourier Approach  

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We use automated surface photometry and pattern classification techniques to morphologically classify galaxies. The two-dimensional light distribution of a galaxy is reconstructed using Fourier series fits to azimuthal profiles computed in concentric elliptical annuli centered on the galaxy. Both the phase and amplitude of each Fourier component have been studied as a function of radial bin number for a large collection of galaxy images using principal component analysis. We find that up to 90 percent of the variance in many of these Fourier profiles may be characterized in as few as 3 principal components and their use substantially reduces the dimensionality of the classification problem. We use supervised learning methods in the form of artificial neural networks to train galaxy classifiers that detect morphological bars at the 85-90 percent confidence level and can identify the Hubble type with a 1-sigma scatter of 1.5 steps on the 16-step stage axis of the revised Hubble system. Finally, we systematically characterize the adverse effects of decreasing resolution and S/N on the quality of morphological information predicted by these classifiers.

S. C. Odewahn; S. H. Cohen; R. A. Windhorst; N. S. Philip

2001-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

344

AUTOMATING GROUNDWATER SAMPLING AT HANFORD  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Until this past October, Fluor Hanford managed Hanford's integrated groundwater program for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). With the new contract awards at the Site, however, the CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) has assumed responsibility for the groundwater-monitoring programs at the 586-square-mile reservation in southeastern Washington State. These programs are regulated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The purpose of monitoring is to track existing groundwater contamination from past practices, as well as other potential contamination that might originate from RCRA treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facilities. An integral part of the groundwater-monitoring program involves taking samples of the groundwater and measuring the water levels in wells scattered across the site. More than 1,200 wells are sampled each year. Historically, field personnel or 'samplers' have been issued pre-printed forms that have information about the well(s) for a particular sampling evolution. This information is taken from the Hanford Well Information System (HWIS) and the Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS)--official electronic databases. The samplers used these hardcopy forms to document the groundwater samples and well water-levels. After recording the entries in the field, the samplers turned the forms in at the end of the day and the collected information was posted onto a spreadsheet that was then printed and included in a log book. The log book was then used to make manual entries of the new information into the software application(s) for the HEIS and HWIS databases. This is a pilot project for automating this tedious process by providing an electronic tool for automating water-level measurements and groundwater field-sampling activities. The automation will eliminate the manual forms and associated data entry, improve the accuracy of the information recorded, and enhance the efficiency and sampling capacity of field personnel. The goal of the effort is to eliminate 100 percent of the manual input to the database(s) and replace the management of paperwork by the field and clerical personnel with an almost entirely electronic process. These activities will include the following: scheduling the activities of the field teams, electronically recording water-level measurements, electronically logging and filing Groundwater Sampling Reports (GSR), and transferring field forms into the site-wide Integrated Document Management System (IDMS).

CONNELL CW; HILDEBRAND RD; CONLEY SF; CUNNINGHAM DE

2009-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

345

Parallel automated wire-routing with a number of competing processors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of the automated wire routing for VLSI and printed circuit board design is to connect a number of terminal pairs distributed throughout wiring plane with net paths which do not intersect each other. Although maze running and line search are ...

Yoshizo Takahashi; Shigetaka Sasaki

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Automated Retrievals of Precipitation Parameters Using Non-Rayleigh Scattering at 95 GHz  

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Automated retrievals of vertical air motion and the drop size distribution (DSD) slope parameter from the surface to the base of the melting layer are presented using a technique for W-band (95 GHz) profiling radars. The technique capitalizes on ...

Scott E. Giangrande; Edward P. Luke; Pavlos Kollias

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Ex parte Communication | Department of Energy  

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Communication Ex parte Communication Ex parte communication on AHAM's development of an ice maker energy test procedure Ex parte Communication More Documents & Publications...

348

A Game Theoretical Approach to Communication Security  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Security solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Practical security solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . .Communication security

Gueye, Assane

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Noncollective communicator creation in MPI  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

MPI communicators abstract communication operations across application modules, facilitating seamless composition of different libraries. In addition, communicators provide the ability to form groups of processes and establish multiple levels of parallelism. ...

James Dinan; Sriram Krishnamoorthy; Pavan Balaji; Jeff R. Hammond; Manojkumar Krishnan; Vinod Tipparaju; Abhinav Vishnu

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Measurement of Raindrop Size Distributions Using a Small Doppler Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A small X-band bistatic Doppler radar originally developed for use in automated weather stations as a Precipitation Occurrence Sensor System (POSS) can also measure real time raindrop size distributions. In contrast to large-scale pulsed Doppler ...

Brian E. Sheppard

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Beyond Memoryless Distributions: Model Checking Semi-Markov Chains  

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Recent investigations have shown that the automated verification of continuous-time Markov chains (CTMCs) against CSL (Continuous Stochastic Logic) can be performed in a rather efficient manner. The state holding time distributions in CTMCs are restricted ...

Gabriel G. Infante López; Holger Hermanns; Joost-Pieter Katoen

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Magnetic Resonance Connectome Automated Pipeline  

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This manuscript presents a novel, tightly integrated pipeline for estimating a connectome, which is a comprehensive description of the neural circuits in the brain. The pipeline utilizes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data to produce a high-level estimate of the structural connectivity in the human brain. The Magnetic Resonance Connectome Automated Pipeline (MRCAP) is efficient and its modular construction allows researchers to modify algorithms to meet their specific requirements. The pipeline has been validated and over 200 connectomes have been processed and analyzed to date. This tool enables the prediction and assessment of various cognitive covariates, and this research is applicable to a variety of domains and applications. MRCAP will enable MR connectomes to be rapidly generated to ultimately help spur discoveries about the structure and function of the human brain.

Gray, William R; Vogelstein, Joshua T; Landman, Bennett A; Prince, Jerry L; Vogelstein, R Jacob

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Automated cleaning of electronic components  

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Environmental and operator safety concerns are leading to the elimination of trichloroethylene and chlorofluorocarbon solvents in cleaning processes that remove rosin flux, organic and inorganic contamination, and particulates from electronic components. Present processes depend heavily on these solvents for manual spray cleaning of small components and subassemblies. Use of alternative solvent systems can lead to longer processing times and reduced quality. Automated spray cleaning can improve the quality of the cleaning process, thus enabling the productive use of environmentally conscious materials, while minimizing personnel exposure to hazardous materials. We describe the development of a prototype robotic system for cleaning electronic components in a spray cleaning workcell. An important feature of the prototype system is the capability to generate the robot paths and motions automatically from the CAD models of the part to be cleaned, and to embed cleaning process knowledge into the automatically programmed operations.

Drotning, W.; Meirans, L.; Wapman, W.; Hwang, Y.; Koenig, L.; Petterson, B.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

CAT Communicator | Advanced Photon Source  

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Division XSD Groups Industry Argonne Home Advanced Photon Source News Archives CAT Communicator CAT Communicator was a newsletter intended to provide APS information to...

355

ORISE: Crisis and Risk Communication  

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and Risk Communication Because a natural disaster, act of terrorism or other public emergency can happen without notice, having a planned, coordinated communication effort is...

356

Northwest Open Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project  

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The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Demand Response Research Center (DRRC) demonstrated and evaluated open automated demand response (OpenADR) communication infrastructure to reduce winter morning and summer afternoon peak electricity demand in commercial buildings the Seattle area. LBNL performed this demonstration for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) in the Seattle City Light (SCL) service territory at five sites: Seattle Municipal Tower, Seattle University, McKinstry, and two Target stores. This report describes the process and results of the demonstration. OpenADR is an information exchange model that uses a client-server architecture to automate demand-response (DR) programs. These field tests evaluated the feasibility of deploying fully automated DR during both winter and summer peak periods. DR savings were evaluated for several building systems and control strategies. This project studied DR during hot summer afternoons and cold winter mornings, both periods when electricity demand is typically high. This is the DRRC project team's first experience using automation for year-round DR resources and evaluating the flexibility of commercial buildings end-use loads to participate in DR in dual-peaking climates. The lessons learned contribute to understanding end-use loads that are suitable for dispatch at different times of the year. The project was funded by BPA and SCL. BPA is a U.S. Department of Energy agency headquartered in Portland, Oregon and serving the Pacific Northwest. BPA operates an electricity transmission system and markets wholesale electrical power at cost from federal dams, one non-federal nuclear plant, and other non-federal hydroelectric and wind energy generation facilities. Created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902, SCL is the second-largest municipal utility in America. SCL purchases approximately 40% of its electricity and the majority of its transmission from BPA through a preference contract. SCL also provides ancillary services within its own balancing authority. The relationship between BPA and SCL creates a unique opportunity to create DR programs that address both BPA's and SCL's markets simultaneously. Although simultaneously addressing both market could significantly increase the value of DR programs for BPA, SCL, and the end user, establishing program parameters that maximize this value is challenging because of complex contractual arrangements and the absence of a central Independent System Operator or Regional Transmission Organization in the northwest.

Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Dudley, Junqiao

2010-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

357

Definition: Two-Way Communications (High Bandwidth) | Open Energy  

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Two-Way Communications (High Bandwidth) Two-Way Communications (High Bandwidth) Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Two-Way Communications (High Bandwidth) A two-way communications infrastructure that can network one or more parts of the smart grid via secure, high speed, high bandwidth connections. This infrastructure system serves as the backbone of the customer systems, AMI, distribution, and transmission smart grid systems.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A smart meter is usually an electrical meter that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information at least daily back to the utility for monitoring and billing purposes. Smart meters enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system. Unlike home energy monitors,

358

On Communication and Computation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Comparing technical notions of communication and computation leads to a surprising result, these notions are often not conceptually distinguishable. This paper will show how the two notions may fail to be clearly distinguished from each other. The most ...

Paul Bohan Broderick

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Communicating with dolphins  

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they are, we can't as yet understand their language any better than we do the bark of a dog. For a little more information on how we communicate with both dolphins and dogs,...

360

The Role of Communication and Trust in Global Virtual Teams: A Social Network Perspective  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The importance of communication and trust in the context of global virtual teams has been noted and reiterated in the information systems (IS) literature. Yet precisely how communication and trust influence certain outcomes within virtual teams remains ... Keywords: Communication, Distributed Teams, Global Virtual Teams, Hybrid Teams, Individual Performance, Mediation, Networked Individualism, Social Network Analysis, Trust

Saonee Sarker; Manju Ahuja; Suprateek Sarker; Sarah Kirkeby

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Analysis of communication between RFID tags and their reader using statistical simulation model  

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RFID collision occurs when two or more tags attempt to send a frame of data along the same communication channel at the same time. Collision typically results in false alarm. In this paper the authors simulate the communication flow between tags ... Keywords: RFID collision, RFID reader, RFID tags, communication flow, exponential distribution, false alarms, radio frequency identification, statistical simulation modelling, tracking application

C. Parikh; I. Zeid; S. Kamarthi; J. Benneyan

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Process development for automated solar cell and module production. Task 4: automated array assembly  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The scope of work under this contract involves specifying a process sequence which can be used in conjunction with automated equipment for the mass production of solar cell modules for terrestrial use. This process sequence is then critically analyzed from a technical and economic standpoint to determine the technological readiness of each process step for implementation. The process steps are ranked according to the degree of development effort required and according to their significance to the overall process. Under this contract the steps receiving analysis were: back contact metallization, automated cell array layup/interconnect, and module edge sealing. For automated layup/interconnect both hard automation and programmable automation (using an industrial robot) were studied. The programmable automation system was then selected for actual hardware development. Economic analysis using the SAMICS system has been performed during these studies to assure that development efforts have been directed towards the ultimate goal of price reduction. Details are given. (WHK)

Hagerty, J.J.

1980-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

363

Fueling Robot Automates Hydrogen Hose Reliability Testing (Fact Sheet)  

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Automated robot mimics fueling action to test hydrogen hoses for durability in real-world conditions.

Harrison, K.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Automated container transport system between inland port and terminals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article we propose a new concept called automated container transportation system between inland port and terminals (ACTIPOT) which involves the use of automated trucks to transfer containers between an inland port and container terminals. The ... Keywords: Automated container transportation system, Petri nets, automated truck, supervisory control, vehicle control

Jianlong Zhang; Petros A. Ioannou; Anastasios Chassiakos

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Programmable synchronous communications module  

SciTech Connect

The functional characteristics of a programmable, synchronous serial communications CAMAC module with buffering in block format are described. Both bit and byte oriented protocols can be handled in full duplex depending on the program implemented. The main elements of the module are a Signetics 2652 Multi-Protocol Communications Controller, a Zilog Z-808 8 bit microprocessor with PROM and RAM, and FIFOs for buffering. (FS)

Horelick, D.

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

LANL application communication patterns  

SciTech Connect

This brief presentation describes the communication patterns used by a set of unclassified applications developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory: XNobel/XRAGE/RAGE/SAGE, Krak, Sweep3D, and Partisn. It mentions which processes communicate with which other processes, whether the application is typically run in a strong-scaling mode or a weak-scaling mode, what message sizes are commonly used, and how the application's performance changes at scale.

Pakiin, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

367

MFC Communications Infrastructure Study  

SciTech Connect

Unprecedented growth of required telecommunications services and telecommunications applications change the way the INL does business today. High speed connectivity compiled with a high demand for telephony and network services requires a robust communications infrastructure.   The current state of the MFC communication infrastructure limits growth opportunities of current and future communication infrastructure services. This limitation is largely due to equipment capacity issues, aging cabling infrastructure (external/internal fiber and copper cable) and inadequate space for telecommunication equipment. While some communication infrastructure improvements have been implemented over time projects, it has been completed without a clear overall plan and technology standard.   This document identifies critical deficiencies with the current state of the communication infrastructure in operation at the MFC facilities and provides an analysis to identify needs and deficiencies to be addressed in order to achieve target architectural standards as defined in STD-170. The intent of STD-170 is to provide a robust, flexible, long-term solution to make communications capabilities align with the INL mission and fit the various programmatic growth and expansion needs.

Michael Cannon; Terry Barney; Gary Cook; George Danklefsen, Jr.; Paul Fairbourn; Susan Gihring; Lisa Stearns

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Participation through Automation: Fully Automated Critical Peak Pricing in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2004. Working Group 2 Demand Response Evaluation – Program2006. Au tomated Demand Response Control Strategies inrequired. Figure 2. Demand Response Automation Server and

Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David S.; Motegi, Naoya; Kiliccote, Sila; Linkugel, Eric

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Automation of Capacity Bidding with an Aggregator Using Open Automated Demand Response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Project Committee 135  Capacity Bidding Program  Client and REPORT AUTOMATION OF CAPACITY BIDDING WITH AN AGGREGATORDevelopment and Testing of the Capacity Bidding Program for 

Kiliccote, Sila

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Hardware generation of arbitrary random number distributions from uniform distributions via the inversion method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an automated methodology for producing hardware-based random number generator (RNG) designs for arbitrary distributions using the inverse cumulative distribution function (ICDF). The ICDF is evaluated via piecewise polynomial approximation ... Keywords: Chebyshev approximation and theory, algorithms implemented in hardware, automatic synthesis, computer arithmetic, elementary function approximation, error analysis, gate arrays, piecewise polynomial approximation

Ray C. C. Cheung; Dong-U Lee; Wayne Luk; John D. Villasenor

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system  

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LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system A compact automated system for surveillance and screening of potential pandemic strains of influenza and other deadly infectious diseases is a step closer to reality. January 31, 2011 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy

372

The Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting System (ATCF)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Navy Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting System (ATCF) is an IBM-AT compatible software package developed for the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Guam. ATCF is designed to assist forecasters with the process of making tropical ...

Ronald J. Miller; Ann J. Schrader; Charles R. Sampson; Ted L. Tsui

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Automated Demand Response for Critical Peak Pricing  

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Automated Demand Response for Critical Peak Pricing Speaker(s): Naoya Motegi Date: June 9, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 California utilities have been exploring the use of...

374

Design automation for microfluidics-based biochips  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advances in microfluidics technology offer exciting possibilities in the realm of enzymatic analysis, DNA analysis, proteomic analysis involving proteins and peptides, immunoassays, implantable drug delivery devices, and environmental toxicity monitoring. ... Keywords: Microfluidics, biochips, design automation

Krishnendu Chakrabarty; Jun Zeng

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Automated Speech Recognition in air traffic control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Over the past few years, the technology and performance of Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) systems has been improving steadily. This has resulted in their successful use in a number of industrial applications. Motivated ...

Trikas, Thanassis

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Mirle Automation Corporation | Open Energy Information  

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Mirle Automation Corporation Mirle Automation Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name Mirle Automation Corporation Place Hsinchu, Taiwan Zip 30077 Sector Solar Product A Taiwan-based automation system integrators and related product manufacturers who have entered thin film solar cell manufacturing equipment business. Coordinates 24.69389°, 121.148064° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":24.69389,"lon":121.148064,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

377

Nearly-automated metadata hierarchy creation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Currently, information architects create metadata category hierarchies manually. We present a nearly-automated approach for deriving such hierarchies, by converting the lexical hierarchy WordNet into a format that reflects the contents of a target ...

Emilia Stoica; Marti A. Hearst

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Robust Automated Quality Assurance of Radiosonde Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a description of the fully automated quality-assurance (QA) procedures that are being applied to temperatures in the Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive (IGRA). Because these data are routinely used for monitoring variations ...

Imke Durre; Russell S. Vose; David B. Wuertz

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

An Evaluation of Inspection Automation Tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A key element in manufacturing quality software is the early detection of defects which can be fostered by inspection techniques. Inspections may be boosted by automated tools that help in various tasks during the whole inspection process. We present ...

Vesa Tenhunen; Jorma Sajaniemi

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Smart Distribution Applications and Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2008, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) provided its Distribution System Simulator (DSS) software tool to the industry as open-source software called OpenDSS. One of the main purposes for making it open source was to provide a convenient platform for users to develop and test algorithms for advanced distribution automation (ADA) functions. This report describes the basics of how to apply the OpenDSS program to assess ADA algorithms that might be found in a distribution management system (DMS).

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Scientific Process Automation Improves Data Interaction  

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This is an article written for the September 09 Scientific Computing magazine about the work of the Scientific Process Automation team of The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program. The SPA team is focused on developing and deploying automated workflows for a variety of computational science domains. Scientific workflows are the formalization of a scientific process that is frequently and repetitively performed.

Critchlow, Terence J.

2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

382

Rockwell Automation & General Mills Teaming Profile | ENERGY...  

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Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources...

383

Common Language for Distributed Storage Integration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This technical update regards utility communication with community/pad-mounted scale battery storage systems. Six utilities implementing distributed energy storage systems have cooperated with EPRI to evaluate their functional requirements against a new Distributed Network Protocol 3 (DNP3) communication standard for distributed energy resources (DER). These utility projects are at various stages of development: some are at the conceptual stage while others are fully defined and have complete functional ...

2011-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

384

Communication Simulations for Power System Applications  

SciTech Connect

New smart grid technologies and concepts, such as dynamic pricing, demand response, dynamic state estimation, and wide area monitoring, protection, and control, are expected to require considerable communication resources. As the cost of retrofit can be high, future power grids will require the integration of high-speed, secure connections with legacy communication systems, while still providing adequate system control and security. While considerable work has been performed to create co-simulators for the power domain with load models and market operations, limited work has been performed in integrating communications directly into a power domain solver. The simulation of communication and power systems will become more important as the two systems become more inter-related. This paper will discuss ongoing work at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to create a flexible, high-speed power and communication system co-simulator for smart grid applications. The framework for the software will be described, including architecture considerations for modular, high performance computing and large-scale scalability (serialization, load balancing, partitioning, cross-platform support, etc.). The current simulator supports the ns-3 (telecommunications) and GridLAB-D (distribution systems) simulators. Ongoing and future work will be described, including planned future expansions for a traditional transmission solver. A test case using the co-simulator, utilizing a transactive demand response system created for the Olympic Peninsula and AEP gridSMART demonstrations, requiring two-way communication between distributed and centralized market devices, will be used to demonstrate the value and intended purpose of the co-simulation environment.

Fuller, Jason C.; Ciraci, Selim; Daily, Jeffrey A.; Fisher, Andrew R.; Hauer, Matthew L.

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

385

Relativistic Quantum Communication  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this Ph.D. thesis, I investigate the communication abilities of non-inertial observers and the precision to which they can measure parametrized states. I introduce relativistic quantum field theory with field quantisation, and the definition and transformations of mode functions in Minkowski, Schwarzschild and Rindler spaces. I introduce information theory by discussing the nature of information, defining the entropic information measures, and highlighting the differences between classical and quantum information. I review the field of relativistic quantum information. We investigate the communication abilities of an inertial observer to a relativistic observer hovering above a Schwarzschild black hole, using the Rindler approximation. We compare both classical communication and quantum entanglement generation of the state merging protocol, for both the single and dual rail encodings. We find that while classical communication remains finite right up to the horizon, the quantum entanglement generation tends to zero. We investigate the observers' abilities to precisely measure the parameter of a state that is communicated between Alice and Rob. This parameter was encoded to either the amplitudes of a single excitation state or the phase of a NOON state. With NOON states the dual rail encoding provided greater precision, which is different to the results for the other situations. The precision was maximum for a particular number of excitations in the NOON state. We calculated the bipartite communication for Alice-Rob and Alice-AntiRob beyond the single mode approximation. Rob and AntiRob are causally disconnected counter-accelerating observers. We found that Alice must choose in advance with whom, Rob or AntiRob she wants to create entanglement using a particular setup. She could communicate classically to both.

Dominic Hosler

2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

386

Application Deployment over Heterogeneous Grids using Distributed Ant  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Application Deployment over Heterogeneous Grids using Distributed Ant Wojtek Goscinski and David in a secure, distributed, environment [2]. How- ever, a significant, unaddressed, challenge for Grid computing an automated applica- tion deployment system with a user-oriented approach, Distributed Ant (DistAnt) [3

Abramson, David

387

A Characterization of Distribution Techniques for Dynamic Adaptive Grid Hierarchies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A Characterization of Distribution Techniques for Dynamic Adaptive Grid Hierarchies Samip Bhavsar for distributed adaptive grid hierarchies that underlie parallel adaptive mesh-refinement (AMR) techniques is the development of a policy driven tool for automated configuration and run-time management of distributed

Parashar, Manish

388

Automated Parallel Capillary Electrophoretic System  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automated electrophoretic system is disclosed. The system employs a capillary cartridge having a plurality of capillary tubes. The cartridge has a first array of capillary ends projecting from one side of a plate. The first array of capillary ends are spaced apart in substantially the same manner as the wells of a microtitre tray of standard size. This allows one to simultaneously perform capillary electrophoresis on samples present in each of the wells of the tray. The system includes a stacked, dual carousel arrangement to eliminate cross-contamination resulting from reuse of the same buffer tray on consecutive executions from electrophoresis. The system also has a gel delivery module containing a gel syringe/a stepper motor or a high pressure chamber with a pump to quickly and uniformly deliver gel through the capillary tubes. The system further includes a multi-wavelength beam generator to generate a laser beam which produces a beam with a wide range of wavelengths. An off-line capillary reconditioner thoroughly cleans a capillary cartridge to enable simultaneous execution of electrophoresis with another capillary cartridge. The streamlined nature of the off-line capillary reconditioner offers the advantage of increased system throughput with a minimal increase in system cost.

Li, Qingbo (State College, PA); Kane, Thomas E. (State College, PA); Liu, Changsheng (State College, PA); Sonnenschein, Bernard (Brooklyn, NY); Sharer, Michael V. (Tyrone, PA); Kernan, John R. (Loganton, PA)

2000-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

389

Facility automation for retail facilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article will focus on retail chain stores with areas of 22,000 to 75,000 sq ft, but much of the article will apply to all retail stores independent of size. Typically, a store is serviced by 5 to 15 rooftop HVAC units with a total cooling capacity of 50 to 150 tons, depending on the floor area and geographic location. The interior lighting represents a load of 80 to 300 KW with three lighting levels--retail, stocking, and security or night. Most stores are located in strip centers, and therefore, the parking lot lighting is provided by the landlord, but each store does control and service its own sign lighting. Generally, the total load controlled by an FAS represents 130 to 450 KW with corresponding annual energy costs ranging from $65,000 to $200,000 (natural gas and electricity), depending on the size of the store and the local unit costs of energy. Historical utility data, electrical and mechanical drawings, site surveys, significant analyses of data, and most importantly, discussions with corporate facilities management personnel and store operations personnel provide the source for the development theory and sequence of operation of the design of the facility automation systems for retail stores. The three main goals of an FAS are: reduce utility operating costs, maintain comfort levels during occupied hours, reduce HVAC maintenance costs.

Ameduri, G. (Roth Bros., Inc., Youngstown, OH (United States). Facilities Automation Division)

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

NIST ITL Participation in Voluntary Standards Organizations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Institute Quantum Key Distribution Industry Specification ... 93, Design Automation, Working Group 6 ... Line Communications for Smart Grid Applications ...

2011-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

391

NIST Identifies Five  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... be updated as Smart Grid requirements and ... IEC 61970) and distribution (IEC 61968 ... 61850: Facilitating substation automation and communication ...

2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

392

NIST Identifies Five "Foundational" Smart Grid Standards  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... be updated as Smart Grid requirements and ... IEC 61970) and distribution (IEC 61968 ... 61850: Facilitating substation automation and communication ...

2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

393

Automation uses common data base. [Power Resource Optimization by Electronics (PROBE)  

SciTech Connect

Supervisory-control and data-acquisition (SCADA) systems are not new to electric utilities, but the extension of this technology into substation and distribution-feeder automation has been slow. General Electric Co. and Commonwealth Edison Co. have installed a substation/distribution-automation research system at the latter's LaGrange Park substation to demonstrate feasibility and gain field experience. Niagara Mohawk Power Corp has recently joined in evaluating the functional specifications, in planning and in evaluating field tests, and is sharing in the funding. The project has been named PROBE (power resource optimization by electronics), and its key concept is use of a common data base for substation and distribution information. The project will include three phases of which the initial trial evaluation at LaGrange Park is identified as PROBE-1.

1976-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Communicating Building Energy Performance  

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Communicating Building Energy Performance Communicating Building Energy Performance Speaker(s): William Bordass Date: August 26, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3075 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Paul Mathew The heightened interest in building energy performance has exposed problems with reporting and benchmarking. Established conventions may no longer suit current needs, and new complications are emerging as national and corporate reporting (e.g. for carbon accounting and trading) begin to impact on the certification and labelling of building energy performance. If we are to achieve genuinely low-energy and carbon buildings, we need to get much better at reporting and benchmarking our intentions and outcomes, and particularly making performance visible and communicating it to all the people concerned. In design, this could help us to reduce the persistent

395

Quantum Communication Technology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Quantum communication is built on a set of disruptive concepts and technologies. It is driven by fascinating physics and by promising applications. It requires a new mix of competencies, from telecom engineering to theoretical physics, from theoretical computer science to mechanical and electronic engineering. First applications have already found their way to niche markets and university labs are working on futuristic quantum networks, but most of the surprises are still ahead of us. Quantum communication, and more generally quantum information science and technologies, are here to stay and will have a profound impact on the XXI century.

Gisin, Nicolas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Automated array assembly. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Three main sections are included which describe a general technology assessment and manufacturing cost analysis; a near-term (1982) factory design; and the results of an experimental production study for the large-scale production of flat-panel silicon solar-cell arrays. The results of an extensive study and detailed analysis of technologies which could be related to array module manufacturing are presented. From this study, several manufacturing sequences emerge as candidates for satisfying the ERDA/JPL cost goal of $0.50/W selling price in 1986. A minimum manufacturing cost was found in a highly automated line of $0.30/W assuming the silicon is free. The panels are of a double-glass construction and are based on round wafers. Screen-printed silver has been used as the metallization with a spray-coated antireflection (AR) layer. The least expensive junction-formation technology appears to be ion implantation;however, several other technologies also may be used with very little cost penalty as described. An interim 1982 factory is described for the large-scale production of silicon solar-cell array modules. The boundary conditions for this design are the use of Czochralski silicon crystals and $25/kg polycrystalline silicon. The objective is a large-scale production facility to meet an intermediate ERDA cost goal of $2.00/W in 1982. A 6-month experimental production study of the elements of low-cost solar-cell manufacturing sequences is described as an outgrowth of the cost and manufacturing studies. This program consisted of three parts: an experimental production line study of the major variables associated with the fabrication of 3-in.-diameter silicon solar cells; a study of thick-film screen-printed silver metallization; and panel design and assembly development. (WHK)

D'Aiello, R.V.

1977-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Automated array assembly. Annual report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of the ERDA/JPL LSSA program of $0.50/W selling price for array modules in 1986 turns out to have been remarkably appropriate. An extensive and detailed analysis of technologies which could be related to array module manufacturing was completed and a minimum manufacturing cost in a highly automated line of $0.30/W was found assuming the silicon is free. The panels are of a double glass construction and are based on round wafers. Screen printed silver has been used as the metallization with a spray-coated AR layer. The least expensive junction formation technology appears to be ion implantation; however, several other technologies also may be used with very little cost penalty as described. Based on the required investment, a profit of $0.05/W appears reasonable. If silicon wafers are available at a price of $20 to 40/M/sup 2/, a selling price for these array modules of $0.50 to 0.66/W is projected. An analysis of the impact of factory size has been made. For a production level of 500 MW/yr, the price above is derived. For comparison, a factory processing 50 MW/yr using the same technology would sell modules for $0.54/W to $0.70/W. An analysis of the impact of wafer size indicates that with traditional metallization and panel designs there is no advantage in increasing wafer size from 3 in. to 5 in., and, in fact, there is some penalty (10% in $/W) due to increasedmetallization costs and reduced system performance. There is a premium placed on high efficiency due to its impact, not only on array module cost, but on system cost. For the near term goals of this program, wafers cut from single-crystal material seem the most likely sheet configuration.

Williams, B.F.

1977-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Calling patterns in human communication dynamics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Modern technologies not only provide a variety of communication modes, e.g., texting, cellphone conversation, and online instant messaging, but they also provide detailed electronic traces of these communications between individuals. These electronic traces indicate that the interactions occur in temporal bursts. Here, we study the inter-call durations of the 100,000 most-active cellphone users of a Chinese mobile phone operator. We confirm that the inter-call durations follow a power-law distribution with an exponential cutoff at the population level but find differences when focusing on individual users. We apply statistical tests at the individual level and find that the inter-call durations follow a power-law distribution for only 3460 individuals (3.46%). The inter-call durations for the majority (73.34%) follow a Weibull distribution. We quantify individual users using three measures: out-degree, percentage of outgoing calls, and communication diversity. We find that the cellphone users with a power-law...

Jiang, Zhi-Qiang; Li, Ming-Xia; Podobnik, Boris; Zhou, Wei-Xing; Stanley, H Eugene; 10.1073/pnas.1220433110

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

VIST : a package for automated visualization of EIGER-generated data.  

SciTech Connect

Is there a systematic way to make EIGER data visual to help us communicate the results of our work and to help us understand those results? EIGER electromagnetics solver data is a challenge to interpret - it is extremely useful to post-process the results and make them visual. Summary of this presentation is that they designed and demonstrated a simple, extensible, and user-friendly package to automate post-processing and visualization of EIGER DATA for any research group using MOENCH, EIGER and JUNGFRAU.

Orndorff-Plunkett, Franklin

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control  

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

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications On September 9, the Standards and Practices Board of the International Society for Automation (ISA) approved the ISA-100.11a wireless standard, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," making it an official ISA standard. ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications More Documents & Publications DOE/OE National SCADA Test Bed Fiscal Year 2009 Work Plan Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Control Systems Security Standards: Accomplishments And Impacts

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401

Automated welding of nuclear piping systems  

SciTech Connect

Automated welding, or more broadly, automatic and mechanized welding processes, has found a role in nuclear power plant fabrication. This role has expanded from a rare or isolated application to relatively frequent usage in the last five years. More importantly, it is envisioned that use of automated welding will be increasing at an accelerated rate as broader exposure to this technology is achieved. Among the various pipe welding processes, the only one which has been developed for mechanized and automated nuclear piping welding is the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. This development has occurred in the past 10 to 15 years through the steady improvement and commmercialization of orbiting welding heads. Improvements in GTAW power supplies, control systems, etc., have aided this commercialization but the main element and pacing item has been the welding head itself. In order to review the status of mechanized and automated nuclear pipe welding, the topics of basic process equipment, joint design, fit-up requirements, welding parameters, and producibility will be addressed. In addition, anticipated future developments in automated systems will be discussed.

Hood, D.W.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Lighting Group: Controls and Communications  

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Communications Communications Controls and Communications The Controls and Communications research activity investigates how digital technologies, such as Bluetooth, can be applied to building lighting control systems to increase building efficiency and improve occupant comfort and productivity. Projects range from embedded device networks applied to building lighting systems, to WiFi and environmental sensing and monitoring. light switch Current Projects IBECS (Integrated Building Environmental Communications System) Wireless Lighting Controls (with DUST Networks) HPCBS Advanced Digital Controls Building Control Systems Integration Completed Projects CEC Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Projects 450 Golden Gate Project New Publications Standardizing Communication Between Lighting Devices: A Role for

403

Assessing and communicating animal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

framework of risk communication. The initial focus will be on Lyme disease (also known as Lyme borreliosis), an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. Lyme disease is found in a number Protection Agency (Lyme Borreliosis Unit) and a number of other RELU projects. Further information

404

Designing complementary communication systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have long assumed that being face to face is the best environment for social interaction. But is "being there" the best we can aspire to? One common approach to improving face-to-face contexts is to add new communication ...

Harry, Drew

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Whale and dolphin communication  

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Whale and dolphin communication Whale and dolphin communication Name: Harriet Rykse Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: I am a Biology student in Grade 13 (OAC). I live in London Ontario, Canada. I have chosen my research topic on cetaceans (dolphins and whales). I am interested in finding more research on their form of communication, orientation, and their intelligence. Is there a person I can contact that is doing research in this area? I am interested in mainly primary literature. Replies: I don't know the people, but there may be better ways to start your literature search. If there is a university nearby, find its science library and a good research librarian to help. Try to find a recent book on the subject, one which has lists of the primary literature that you can use. Otherwise, look in the library's list of journals for things like "Cetacean Biology" or some such titles. Then look for what's called a review article on communication. Review articles are very direct and up-to-date guides to the recent literature. Good luck

406

Communication Systems for Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Resources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There is growing interest in renewable energy around the world. Since most renewable sources are intermittent in nature, it is a challenging task to integrate renewable energy resources into the power grid infrastructure. In this grid integration, communication systems are crucial technologies, which enable the accommodation of distributed renewable energy generation and play extremely important role in monitoring, operating, and protecting both renewable energy generators and power systems. In this paper, we review some communication technologies available for grid integration of renewable energy resources. Then, we present the communication systems used in a real renewable energy project, Bear Mountain Wind Farm (BMW) in British Columbia, Canada. In addition, we present the communication systems used in Photovoltaic Power Systems (PPS). Finally, we outline some research challenges and possible solutions about the communication systems for grid integration of renewable energy resources.

Yu, F Richard; Xiao, Weidong; Choudhury, Paul

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Automated Sorting of Transuranic Waste  

SciTech Connect

The HANDSS-55 Transuranic Waste Sorting Module is designed to sort out items found in 55-gallon drums of waste as determined by an operator. Innovative imaging techniques coupled with fast linear motor-based motion systems and a flexible end-effector system allow the operator to remove items from the waste stream by a touch of the finger. When all desired items are removed from the waste stream, the remaining objects are automatically moved to a repackaging port for removal from the glovebox/cell. The Transuranic Waste Sorting Module consists of 1) a high accuracy XYZ Stereo Measurement and Imaging system, 2) a vibrating/tilting sorting table, 3) an XY Deployment System, 4) a ZR Deployment System, 5) several user-selectable end-effectors, 6) a waste bag opening system, 7) control and instrumentation, 8) a noncompliant waste load-out area, and 9) a Human/Machine Interface (HMI). The system is modular in design to accommodate database management tools, additional load-out ports, and other enhancements. Manually sorting the contents of a 55-gallon drum takes about one day per drum. The HANDSS-55 Waste Sorting Module is designed to significantly increase the throughput of this sorting process by automating those functions that are strenuous and tiresome for an operator to perform. The Waste Sorting Module uses the inherent ability of an operator to identify the items that need to be segregated from the waste stream and then, under computer control, picks that item out of the waste and deposits it in the appropriate location. The operator identifies the object by locating the visual image on a large color display and touches the image on the display with his finger. The computer then determines the location of the object, and performing a highspeed image analysis determines its size and orientation, so that a robotic gripper can be deployed to pick it up. Following operator verification by voice or function key, the object is deposited into a specified location.

Shurtliff, Rodney Marvin

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Automated Monitoring System for Waste Disposal Sites and Groundwater  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A proposal submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science and Technology, Accelerated Site Technology Deployment (ASTD) program to deploy an automated monitoring system for waste disposal sites and groundwater, herein referred to as the ''Automated Monitoring System,'' was funded in fiscal year (FY) 2002. This two-year project included three parts: (1) deployment of cellular telephone modems on existing dataloggers, (2) development of a data management system, and (3) development of Internet accessibility. The proposed concept was initially (in FY 2002) to deploy cellular telephone modems on existing dataloggers and partially develop the data management system at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). This initial effort included both Bechtel Nevada (BN) and the Desert Research Institute (DRI). The following year (FY 2003), cellular modems were to be similarly deployed at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and the early data management system developed at the NTS was to be brought to those locations for site-specific development and use. Also in FY 2003, additional site-specific development of the complete system was to be conducted at the NTS. To complete the project, certain data, depending on site-specific conditions or restrictions involving distribution of data, were to made available through the Internet via the DRI/Western Region Climate Center (WRCC) WEABASE platform. If the complete project had been implemented, the system schematic would have looked like the figure on the following page.

S. E. Rawlinson

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

AIS Automation Dresden | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

AIS Automation Dresden AIS Automation Dresden Jump to: navigation, search Name AIS Automation Dresden Place Dresden, Germany Zip D-01237 Product Provides software for industrial process control for the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries. Coordinates 51.053645°, 13.740815° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.053645,"lon":13.740815,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

410

Bar-code automated waste tracking system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Bar-Code Automated Waste Tracking System was designed to be a site-Specific program with a general purpose application for transportability to other facilities. The system is user-friendly, totally automated, and incorporates the use of a drive-up window that is close to the areas dealing in container preparation, delivery, pickup, and disposal. The system features ``stop-and-go`` operation rather than a long, tedious, error-prone manual entry. The system is designed for automation but allows operators to concentrate on proper handling of waste while maintaining manual entry of data as a backup. A large wall plaque filled with bar-code labels is used to input specific details about any movement of waste.

Hull, T.E.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Automated imaging system for single molecules  

SciTech Connect

There is provided a high throughput automated single molecule image collection and processing system that requires minimal initial user input. The unique features embodied in the present disclosure allow automated collection and initial processing of optical images of single molecules and their assemblies. Correct focus may be automatically maintained while images are collected. Uneven illumination in fluorescence microscopy is accounted for, and an overall robust imaging operation is provided yielding individual images prepared for further processing in external systems. Embodiments described herein are useful in studies of any macromolecules such as DNA, RNA, peptides and proteins. The automated image collection and processing system and method of same may be implemented and deployed over a computer network, and may be ergonomically optimized to facilitate user interaction.

Schwartz, David Charles; Runnheim, Rodney; Forrest, Daniel

2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

412

Verified hybrid controllers for automated vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract — The objective of an Automated Highway System (AHS) is to increase the safety and throughput of the existing highway infrastructure by introducing traffic automation. AHS is an example of a large scale, multiagent complex dynamical system and is ideally suited for a hierarchical hybrid controller. We discuss the design of safe and efficient hybrid controllers for regulation of vehicles on an AHS. We use game theoretic techniques to deal with the multiagent and multiobjective nature of the problem. The result is a hybrid controller that by design guarantees safety, without the need for further verification. The calculations also provide an upper bound on the performance that can be expected in terms of throughput at various levels of centralization. Index Terms — Automated highway systems, game theory, safety. I.

John Lygeros; Datta N. Godbole; Shankar Sastry

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

The Communication Networks Guidebook for Intelligent Transmission Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Smart Grid will provide a wide-area view of system performance and health and anticipate events and take action to avoid disruptions or minimize their impact. With these capabilities, utilities can improve reliability and optimize utilization of assets. Robust and highly integrated communications and distributed computing infrastructures will be needed to create a Smart Grid. However, there are numerous communication technologies; and identifying, analyzing, and selecting the right networks to support ...

2009-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

414

1) What are the current and future communications needs of utilities, including  

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

(1) What are the current and future communications needs of utilities, including for the (1) What are the current and future communications needs of utilities, including for the deployment of new Smart Grid applications, and how are these needs being met? The current communication needs of SCE include: telephony, data, video, voice dispatch, mobile data, grid monitoring, grid control, tele-protection, customer communication, load management, automated meter reading, and collaboration capabilities ranging from virtual meetings to e-learning. SCE is using a combination of private, leased, and shared telecommunication networks to support these requirements. Those applications that require high availability, low latency, and stringent security rely on a private telecommunications network (SCEnet). A combination of transport media are

415

Research directions in agent communication  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Increasingly, software engineering involves open systems consisting of autonomous and heterogeneous participants or agents who carry out loosely coupled interactions. Accordingly, understanding and specifying communications among agents ... Keywords: Communication

Amit K. Chopra, Alexander Artikis, Jamal Bentahar, Marco Colombetti, Frank Dignum, Nicoletta Fornara, Andrew J. I. Jones, Munindar P. Singh, Pinar Yolum

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

TCP extensions for space communications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The space communication environment and mobile and wireless communication environments show many similarities when observed from the perspective of a transport protocol. Both types of environments exhibit loss caused by data corruption and link outage, ...

Robert C. Durst; Gregory J. Miller; Eric J. Travis

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Hallmark Cryptographic Serial Communication | Department of Energy  

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

Serial Communication A cryptographic card and link module integrating the Secure SCADA Communications Protocol to provide secure serial communications for existing and new...

418

QTR Ex Parte Communications | Department of Energy  

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

Ex Parte Communications QTR Ex Parte Communications Ex parte communications received during the Department of Energy Quadrennial Technology Review. qtrexpartecommunications0.pd...

419

Beyond Commissioning: The Role of Automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article takes a brief look at the benefits of commissioning and describes a vision of the future where most of the objectives of commissioning will be accomplished automatically by capabilities built into the building systems themselves. Commissioning will become an activity that's performed continuously rather than periodically, and only repairs requiring replacement or overhaul of equipment will require manual intervention. The article then identifies some of the technologies that will be needed to realize this vision and ends with a call for all involved in the enterprise of building commissioning and automation to embrace and dedicate themselves to a future of automated commissioning.

Brambley, Michael R.; Katipamula, Srinivas

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Assessment of the Current Level of Automation in the Manufacture of Fuel Cell Systems for Combined Heat and Power Applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is interested in supporting manufacturing research and development (R&D) for fuel cell systems in the 10-1,000 kilowatt (kW) power range relevant to stationary and distributed combined heat and power applications, with the intent to reduce manufacturing costs and increase production throughput. To assist in future decision-making, DOE requested that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provide a baseline understanding of the current levels of adoption of automation in manufacturing processes and flow, as well as of continuous processes. NREL identified and visited or interviewed key manufacturers, universities, and laboratories relevant to the study using a standard questionnaire. The questionnaire covered the current level of vertical integration, the importance of quality control developments for automation, the current level of automation and source of automation design, critical balance of plant issues, potential for continuous cell manufacturing, key manufacturing steps or processes that would benefit from DOE support for manufacturing R&D, the potential for cell or stack design changes to support automation, and the relationship between production volume and decisions on automation.

Ulsh, M.; Wheeler, D.; Protopappas, P.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Home Automation in the Wild: Challenges and Opportunities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

automation in two groups: 1) Do-it-yourselfers (DIY) who have installed automation themselves and 2 purposes [33]. To compare and contrast these two groups, we recruited both DIY and Outsourced households

Rajamani, Sriram K.

422

Automated Demand Response Strategies and Commissioning Commercial Building Controls  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

4 9 . Piette et at Automated Demand Response Strategies andDynamic Controls for Demand Response in New and ExistingFully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities"

Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David; Motegi, Naoya; Kiliccote, Sila; Linkugel, Eric

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Automated Battery Swap and Recharge to Enable Persistent UAV Missions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper introduces a hardware platform for automated battery changing and charging for multiple UAV agents. The automated station holds a bu er of 8 batteries in a novel dual-drum structure that enables a "hot" battery ...

Toksoz, Tuna

424

Automated and human proofs in general mathematics: an initial comparison  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

First-order translations of large mathematical repositories allow discovery of new proofs by automated reasoning systems. Large amounts of available mathematical knowledge can be re-used by combined AI/ATP systems, possibly in unexpected ways. But automated ...

Jesse Alama; Daniel Kühlwein; Josef Urban

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Distribution System Research Priorities  

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

Mark McGranaghan Mark McGranaghan EPRI ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WORKSHOP Crystal City, VA September 24, 2012 Distribution System Research Priorities 2 © 2012 Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. The Power System Roadmaps start with a Vision Future Power System will require new technologies, infrastructure, and control systems 3 © 2012 Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. R&D Roadmaps - Coordination is Critical Roadmaps are living documents 4 © 2012 Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. Developing the next generation grid * Industry needs new technologies, communication protocols, and information management methods - More variable generation sources and controllable loads - Aging infrastructure

426

Roadmap for First Energy T&D Communications and Control Architecture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

FirstEnergy has developed a vision for the development of an integrated grid communications and automation (IGCA) infrastructure over the next ten years. This vision provides the guiding basis for developing projects and actual system implementation to accomplish the vision. This document develops the requirements for the system infrastructure to accomplish the vision and provides a roadmap for getting there. It incorporates the projects that FirstEnergy already has planned and identifies important gaps ...

2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

427

software maintenance in Distributed, EVOLVing Environments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Distributed applications in evolving environments are typically difficult to maintain. Currently, human intervention is needed to maintain the application and adapt it to its changed environment. We need to: deploy application software on the added devices (buses), replace application software on the changed devices (e.g. to support the new advertisement display), and remove application software when no longer useful (e.g. because it requires an advertisement display which is removed). When the distributed environment becomes too large, or changes too often, manual software maintenance is no longer a feasible option. Automation is required. This paper reports on our ongoing work on dEVOLVe, a new OSGi based middleware platform which will automate some software maintenance tasks in ’distributed evolving environments’. dEVOLVe will detect changes in the distributed environment and will adapt the application accordingly. This way, the user is free from software maintenance tasks caused by the environment evolution.

Bart Elen; Sam Michiels; Wouter Joosen; Pierre Verbaeten; Bart Elen; Sam Michiels; Wouter Joosen; Pierre Verbaeten

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Strategies for communication skills development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As the scope of computer science continues to expand and move further into inter-disciplinary research, we see communication skills development (CSD) gain prominence in tertiary courses. Employer groups, professional bodies and universities increasingly ... Keywords: communication across the curriculum, communication skills development, curriculum change

Paul Gruba; Reem Al-Mahmood

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Northwest Open Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Report 2009. Open Automated Demand Response Communicationsand Techniques for Demand Response. California Energyand S. Kiliccote. Estimating Demand Response Load Impacts:

Kiliccote, Sila

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Performance of Integrated Systems of Automated Roller Shade Systems...  

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

032011 Keywords automated roller shade systems, daylight responsive dimming systems, daylighting, Integrated systems, photoelectric controls Abstract Daylight responsive...

431

AN UPDATE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... An unconventional automated lipidomics approach (1) was designed by applying a liquid chromatography autosampler to draw up discrete ...

432

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE AUTONOMOUS CONTROL, AUTOMATED ...  

systems and methods for the autonomous control, automated guidance, and global coordination of moving process machinery united states patent application

433

Satellite-Based Quantum Communications  

SciTech Connect

Single-photon quantum communications (QC) offers the attractive feature of 'future proof', forward security rooted in the laws of quantum physics. Ground based quantum key distribution (QKD) experiments in optical fiber have attained transmission ranges in excess of 200km, but for larger distances we proposed a methodology for satellite-based QC. Over the past decade we have devised solutions to the technical challenges to satellite-to-ground QC, and we now have a clear concept for how space-based QC could be performed and potentially utilized within a trusted QKD network architecture. Functioning as a trusted QKD node, a QC satellite ('QC-sat') could deliver secret keys to the key stores of ground-based trusted QKD network nodes, to each of which multiple users are connected by optical fiber or free-space QC. A QC-sat could thereby extend quantum-secured connectivity to geographically disjoint domains, separated by continental or inter-continental distances. In this paper we describe our system concept that makes QC feasible with low-earth orbit (LEO) QC-sats (200-km-2,000-km altitude orbits), and the results of link modeling of expected performance. Using the architecture that we have developed, LEO satellite-to-ground QKD will be feasible with secret bit yields of several hundred 256-bit AES keys per contact. With multiple ground sites separated by {approx} 100km, mitigation of cloudiness over any single ground site would be possible, potentially allowing multiple contact opportunities each day. The essential next step is an experimental QC-sat. A number of LEO-platforms would be suitable, ranging from a dedicated, three-axis stabilized small satellite, to a secondary experiment on an imaging satellite. to the ISS. With one or more QC-sats, low-latency quantum-secured communications could then be provided to ground-based users on a global scale. Air-to-ground QC would also be possible.

Hughes, Richard J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nordholt, Jane E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mc Cabe, Kevin P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Newell, Raymond T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Pterson, Charles G [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

434

Use of Automated External Defibrillators  

SciTech Connect

In an effort to improve survival from cardiac arrest, the American Heart Association (AHA) has promoted the Chain of Survival concept, describing a sequence of prehospital steps that result in improved survival after sudden cardiac arrest. These interventions include immediate deployment of emergency medical services, prompt cardiopulmonary resuscitation, early defibrillation when indicated, and early initiation of advanced medical care. Early defibrillation has emerged as the most important intervention with survival decreasing by 10% with each minute of delay in defibrillation. Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) is a condition in which there is uncoordinated contraction of the heart cardiac muscle of the ventricles in the heart, making them tremble rather than contract properly. VF is a medical emergency and if the arrhythmia continues for more than a few seconds, blood circulation will cease, and death can occur in a matter of minutes. During VF, contractions of the heart are not synchronized, blood flow ceases, organs begin to fail from oxygen deprivation and within 10 minutes, death will occur. When VF occurs, the victim must be defibrillated in order to establish the heart’s normal rhythm. On average, the wait for an ambulance in populated areas of the United States is about 11 minutes. In view of these facts, the EFCOG Electrical Safety Task Group initiated this review to evaluate the potential value of deployment and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for treatment of SCA victims. This evaluation indicates the long term survival benefit to victims of SCA is high if treated with CPR plus defibrillation within the first 3-5 minutes after collapse. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), survival rates as high as 74% are possible if treatment and defibrillation is performed in the first 3 minutes. In contrast survival rates are only 5% where no AED programs have been established to provide prompt CPR and defibrillation. ["CPR statistics" American Heart Association] Early intervention with both CPR and defibrillation can result in high long-term survival rates for SCA, as demonstrated by a study investigating the beneficial effects of AED devices at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports. The American Medical Association (AMA) advocates the widespread placement of AEDs [AMA Res. 413, A-02; Res. 424, A-04]; supports increasing government and industry funding for the purchase of AED devices; and encourages the American public to become trained in CPR and the use of AEDs. Some states, including Maryland, have enacted legislation requiring AED devices and a certified responder be available at high school and school-sponsored athletic events due the risk of SCA to athletes (the most common cause of death in young athletes). Ensuring AED availability at Department of Energy (DOE) sites would serve as a means of preventative intervention for over 14,000 DOE employees and 193,000 contract workers. It is estimated 1 per 1,000 adults 35 years of age and older will experience SCA in a given year.

Gregory K Christensen

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Analysis of automated highway system risks and uncertainties. Volume 5  

SciTech Connect

This volume describes a risk analysis performed to help identify important Automated Highway System (AHS) deployment uncertainties and quantify their effect on costs and benefits for a range of AHS deployment scenarios. The analysis identified a suite of key factors affecting vehicle and roadway costs, capacities and market penetrations for alternative AHS deployment scenarios. A systematic protocol was utilized for obtaining expert judgments of key factor uncertainties in the form of subjective probability percentile assessments. Based on these assessments, probability distributions on vehicle and roadway costs, capacity and market penetration were developed for the different scenarios. The cost/benefit risk methodology and analysis provide insights by showing how uncertainties in key factors translate into uncertainties in summary cost/benefit indices.

Sicherman, A.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Synchrophasor Communication Infrastructure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project evaluated the benefits of various approaches to wide-area communications used for the transport of synchrophasor measurements both within the utility and to external entities such as regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs). The project also assessed the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative net (NASPInet) concept developed by the North American Synchrophasors Initiative's Data and Network Management Task Team. The NASPInet is a major effort by the...

2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

437

Residential Programmable Communicating Thermostats  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Residential programmable communicating thermostats (PCTs) enable demand response and offer a convenient energy management option for the consumer. PCTs allow customers to program and control temperature set-points remotely, primarily through the Internet. Additionally, some of these thermostats can be remotely controlled by utilities or third parties to curtail heating and cooling loads during periods of peak electricity demand. This Technology Brief, prepared for the Energy Efficiency Initiative, presen...

2007-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

438

Sciences et Communication  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

) -Génie des procédés (R) -Chimie théorique et applications (R) -Energie (R) UFR des sciences de laSciences et Communication L1 L2 Physique Chimie Electronique Informatique Mathématiques MIEF Génie des procédés Sciences de la Matière Traitement de l'Information Ingénierie électrique Informatique

Powell, Geoffrey

439

Context and Structure in Automated Full-Text Information Access  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Context and Structure in Automated Full-Text Information Access Marti A. Hearst Report No. UCB 94720 #12;#12;Context and Structure in Automated Full-Text Information Access by Marti A. Hearst B and Structure in Automated Full-Text Information Access Copyright c 1994 by Marti A. Hearst #12;In memory of my

Hearst, Marti

440

Steam Generator Automated Eddy Current Data Analysis: A Benchmarking Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This benchmarking study informs utility nondestructive evaluation (NDE) engineers of the status of automating analysis of data from steam generator tube eddy current testing. Study results will contribute to a detailed plan for continuing development of automated data analysis system processes. One day, automated data analysis will provide utilities with a consistent, accurate, and cost-effective method of analyzing eddy current inspection data.

1998-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Automated Battery Swap and Recharge to Enable Persistent UAV Missions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automated Battery Swap and Recharge to Enable Persistent UAV Missions Tuna Toksoz , Joshua Redding introduces a hardware platform for automated battery changing and charging for multiple UAV agents. The automated station holds a buffer of 8 batteries in a novel dual-drum structure that enables a "hot" battery

How, Jonathan P.

442

White Paper Series An Overview of Automated Enforcement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

White Paper Series An Overview of Automated Enforcement Systems and Their Potential for Improving The following paper takes a widespread look at automated enforcement systems, specifically red-light cameras of drivers running red lights and speeding, the paper will define automated enforcement systems, the impact

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

443

Biomonitoring with Wireless Communications  

SciTech Connect

This review is divided into three sections: technologies for monitoring physiological parameters; biosensors for chemical assays and wireless communications technologies including image transmissions. Applications range from monitoring high risk patients for heart, respiratory activity and falls to sensing levels of physical activity in military, rescue, and sports personnel. The range of measurements include, heart rate, pulse wave form, respiratory rate, blood oxygen, tissue pCO2, exhaled carbon dioxide and physical activity. Other feasible measurements will employ miniature chemical laboratories on silicon or plastic chips. The measurements can be extended to clinical chemical assays ranging from common blood assays to protein or specialized protein measurements (e.g., troponin, creatine, and cytokines such as TNF and IL6). Though the feasibility of using wireless technology to communicate vital signs has been demonstrated 32 years ago (1) it has been only recently that practical and portable devices and communications net works have become generally available for inexpensive deployment of comfortable and affordable devices and systems.

Budinger, Thomas F.

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Communication in hazardous environments  

SciTech Connect

Radios were investigated for use in hazardous environments where protective breathing equipment such as plastic suits and respirators interfere with communication. A radio system, manufactured by Communications-Applied technology (C-AT), was identified that was designed specifically for hazardous environment communications. This equipment had been used successfully by the US Army and NASA for several years. C-AT equipment was evaluated in plantwide applications at the Savannah River Plant (SRP) using temporary frequencies obtained by the Department of Energy-Savannah River (DOE-SR). Radios performed well in all applications, which included a tritium facility, high-level caves, a nuclear reactor building, tank farm, and a canyon building interior. Permanent frequencies were obtained by DOE-SR for two complete six-man C-AT systems at SRP. Because of the relatively short range of these systems, replicates will cover all applications of this type of equipment plantwide. Twelve radio systems are currently being used successfully in plantwide applications.

Rankin, W N; Herold, T R

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

13 Railroad Square, Suite 504 Haverhill, Massachusetts 01832  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for Smart Customer Interface ­ Distribution Automation ­ Smart metering improves load models and profiles Power Grid and Energy Infrastructure? ­ A secure "architected" sensing, communications, automation Automation "Prices to Devices" (Demand Response) Phasor Measurement Smart Grid ­ Exchanging Information

446

Power frequency communication on long feeders and high levels of harmonic distortion  

SciTech Connect

TWACS is a unique Power Frequency Communication (PFC) technology. The power voltage is modulated at the substation bus for outbound communication and inbound communication from a remote transponder is accomplished by drawing precisely controlled current pulses which are detectable at the distribution substation. The propagation characteristics of the TWACS signal and the frequency characteristics of the signal detector make it possible to communicate over very long distribution feeders and provide a high degree of immunity against harmonic distortions of the power system voltage and current.

Mak, S.T.; Maginnis, R.L. [Distribution Control Systems, Inc., Hazelwood, MO (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Docking automation related technology, Phase 2 report  

SciTech Connect

This report generalizes the progress for Phase II of the Docking Automated Related Technologies task component within the Modular Artillery Ammunition Delivery System (MAADS) technology demonstrator of the Future Armored Resupply Vehicle (FARV) project. This report also covers development activity at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) during the period from January to July 1994.

Jatko, W.B.; Goddard, J.S.; Gleason, S.S.; Ferrell, R.K.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Automated modeling of modular robotic configurations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research presents an automated method to build kinematic and dynamic models for assembling modular components of modular robotic systems. By comparison with other approaches, the proposed method is applicable to any robotic configuration with serial, ... Keywords: Automatic modeling, Computer-aided design, Configuration design, Finite element method, Modular architecture, Modular robotic system, Reconfigurable robot

Z. M. Bi; W. A. Gruver; W. J. Zhang; S. Y. T. Lang

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Apparatus for automated testing of biological specimens  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for performing automated testing of infections biological specimens is disclosed. The apparatus comprise a process controller for translating user commands into test instrument suite commands, and a test instrument suite comprising a means to treat the specimen to manifest an observable result, and a detector for measuring the observable result to generate specimen test results.

Layne, Scott P. (Los Angeles, CA); Beugelsdijk, Tony J. (Los Alamos, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Focus Windows: A Tool for Automated Provers ?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Focus Windows: A Tool for Automated Provers ? Florina Piroi Research Institute For Symbolic or understand the validity of a particular step. Focus windows were #12;rst introduced as a technique for proof the implementation and the use of the focus windows technique in the frame of the Theorema system [3]. One

451

Safe controllers design for industrial automation systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design of safe industrial controllers is one of the most important domains related to Automation Systems research. To support it, synthesis and analysis techniques are available. Among the analysis techniques, two of the most important are Simulation ... Keywords: Formal verification, Industrial systems behaviour modelling, Real-time systems, Safe controllers, Simulation

José Machado; Eurico Seabra; José C. Campos; Filomena Soares; Celina P. Leão

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Automated reasoning service for HOL light  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

HOL(y)Hammer is an AI/ATP service for formal (computer-understandable) mathematics encoded in the HOL Light system, in particular for the users of the large Flyspeck library. The service uses several automated reasoning systems combined with several ...

Cezary Kaliszyk, Josef Urban

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Honeywell Modular Automation System Computer Software Documentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document provides a Computer Software Documentation for a new Honeywell Modular Automation System (MAS) being installed in the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP). This system will be used to control new thermal stabilization furnaces in HA-211 and vertical denitration calciner in HC-230C-2.

CUNNINGHAM, L.T.

1999-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

454

Toward automation in hearing aid design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the manufacturing of customized medical prostheses, such as in-the-ear hearing aids, the design process often is dictated by a source template representing the anatomy of a patient and a set of work instructions representing the description of surface ... Keywords: Application, Automation, CAD, CAM, Expert systems, Feature recognition, Hearing aid design, Medical prostheses manufacturing, Modeling, Rule-based systems, Shape transformation

Konrad Sickel; Sajjad Baloch; Rupen Melkisetoglu; Vojtech Bubnik; Sergei Azernikov; Tong Fang

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

A Hierarchical Concept-matrix Patterned Multi-Agent Based Automated Text Classification Method for Digital Libraries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work a new hierarchical concept-matrix patterned multi-agent based automated classification method is designed and developed in a distributed server environment. Phrase oriented approach is used instead of word based approach. Latent Semantic ... Keywords: Concept-Matrix, Latent Semantic Analysis, Multi-Agent System

R. Ponnusamy; T. V. Gopal; S. Vaidyanathan

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Open Automated Demand Response Dynamic Pricing Technologies and Demonstration  

SciTech Connect

This study examines the use of OpenADR communications specification, related data models, technologies, and strategies to send dynamic prices (e.g., real time prices and peak prices) and Time of Use (TOU) rates to commercial and industrial electricity customers. OpenADR v1.0 is a Web services-based flexible, open information model that has been used in California utilities' commercial automated demand response programs since 2007. We find that data models can be used to send real time prices. These same data models can also be used to support peak pricing and TOU rates. We present a data model that can accommodate all three types of rates. For demonstration purposes, the data models were generated from California Independent System Operator's real-time wholesale market prices, and a California utility's dynamic prices and TOU rates. Customers can respond to dynamic prices by either using the actual prices, or prices can be mapped into"operation modes," which can act as inputs to control systems. We present several different methods for mapping actual prices. Some of these methods were implemented in demonstration projects. The study results demonstrate show that OpenADR allows interoperability with existing/future systems/technologies and can be used within related dynamic pricing activities within Smart Grid.

Ghatikar, Girish; Mathieu, Johanna L.; Piette, Mary Ann; Koch, Ed; Hennage, Dan

2010-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

457

Salsbury and Diamond: Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning -1 -Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Diamond: Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning - 1 - Automated Testing of HVAC Systems This paper describes an approach to the automation of the commissioning of HVAC systems. The approach of many HVAC systems is limited more by poor installation, commissioning, and maintenance than by poor

458

Automation of Capacity Bidding with an Aggregator Using Open Automated Demand Response  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes San Diego Gas& Electric Company?s collaboration with the Demand Response Research Center to develop and test automation capability for the Capacity Bidding Program in 2007. The report describes the Open Automated Demand Response architecture, summarizes the history of technology development and pilot studies. It also outlines the Capacity Bidding Program and technology being used by an aggregator that participated in this demand response program. Due to delays, the program was not fully operational for summer 2007. However, a test event on October 3, 2007, showed that the project successfully achieved the objective to develop and demonstrate how an open, Web?based interoperable automated notification system for capacity bidding can be used by aggregators for demand response. The system was effective in initiating a fully automated demand response shed at the aggregated sites. This project also demonstrated how aggregators can integrate their demand response automation systems with San Diego Gas& Electric Company?s Demand Response Automation Server and capacity bidding program.

Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Longmont Power & Communications - Commercial and Industrial Energy...  

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

are here Home Savings Longmont Power & Communications - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Longmont Power & Communications - Commercial and...

460

Northwest Open Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project  

SciTech Connect

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Demand Response Research Center (DRRC) performed a technology demonstration and evaluation for Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) in Seattle City Light's (SCL) service territory. This report summarizes the process and results of deploying open automated demand response (OpenADR) in Seattle area with winter morning peaking commercial buildings. The field tests were designed to evaluate the feasibility of deploying fully automated demand response (DR) in four to six sites in the winter and the savings from various building systems. The project started in November of 2008 and lasted 6 months. The methodology for the study included site recruitment, control strategy development, automation system deployment and enhancements, and evaluation of sites participation in DR test events. LBNL subcontracted McKinstry and Akuacom for this project. McKinstry assisted with recruitment, site survey collection, strategy development and overall participant and control vendor management. Akuacom established a new server and enhanced its operations to allow for scheduling winter morning day-of and day-ahead events. Each site signed a Memorandum of Agreement with SCL. SCL offered each site $3,000 for agreeing to participate in the study and an additional $1,000 for each event they participated. Each facility and their control vendor worked with LBNL and McKinstry to select and implement control strategies for DR and developed their automation based on the existing Internet connectivity and building control system. Once the DR strategies were programmed, McKinstry commissioned them before actual test events. McKinstry worked with LBNL to identify control points that can be archived at each facility. For each site LBNL collected meter data and trend logs from the energy management and control system. The communication system allowed the sites to receive day-ahead as well as day-of DR test event signals. Measurement of DR was conducted using three different baseline models for estimation peak load reductions. One was three-in-ten baseline, which is based on the site electricity consumption from 7 am to 10 am for the three days with the highest consumption of the previous ten business days. The second model, the LBNL outside air temperature (OAT) regression baseline model, is based on OAT data and site electricity consumption from the previous ten days, adjusted using weather regressions from the fifteen-minute electric load data during each DR test event for each site. A third baseline that simply averages the available load data was used for sites less with less than 10 days of historical meter data. The evaluation also included surveying sites regarding any problems or issues that arose during the DR test events. Question covered occupant comfort, control issues and other potential problems.

Kiliccote, Sila; Dudley, Junqiao Han; Piette, Mary Ann

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Robust Broadcast-Communication Control of Electric Vehicle Charging  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The anticipated increase in the number of plug-in electric vehicles (EV) will put additional strain on electrical distribution circuits. Many control schemes have been proposed to control EV charging. Here, we develop control algorithms based on randomized EV charging start times and simple one-way broadcast communication allowing for a time delay between communication events. Using arguments from queuing theory and statistical analysis, we seek to maximize the utilization of excess distribution circuit capacity while keeping the probability of a circuit overload negligible.

Turitsyn, Konstantin; Backhaus, Scott; Chertkov, Misha

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Robust broadcast-communication control of electric vehicle charging  

SciTech Connect

The anticipated increase in the number of plug-in electric vehicles (EV) will put additional strain on electrical distribution circuits. Many control schemes have been proposed to control EV charging. Here, we develop control algorithms based on randomized EV charging start times and simple one-way broadcast communication allowing for a time delay between communication events. Using arguments from queuing theory and statistical analysis, we seek to maximize the utilization of excess distribution circuit capacity while keeping the probability of a circuit overload negligible.

Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Turitsyn, Konstantin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sulc, Petr [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Backhaus, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NBP RFI: Communications Requirements | Department of Energy  

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Cleco Corporation greatly appreciates the opportunity to provide Cleco Corporation greatly appreciates the opportunity to provide information to the Department of Energy (DOE) on the communications needs of utilities. Cleco is an energy services company based in central Louisiana, serving approximately 276,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers since 1934. Cleco manages over 3,000 megawatts of electric capacity through its regulated Cleco Power LLC and unregulated Cleco Midstream Resources LLC businesses, utilizing a diverse fuel mix of lignite, coal, petcoke and natural gas. With 1,300 employees, Cleco manages and operates 70 transmission substations connected via 1,300 miles of transmission lines, together feeding over 350 distribution substations, dispersed over approximately 7,000 square miles. NBP RFI: Communications Requirements

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Distribution Fast Simulation and Modeling Technical Update: First Sensor Location Strategy for the Enhancement of Distribution State Estimation  

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Distribution automation offers new abilities to improve the performance of distribution operation and control, but improved flexibility and controllability of the distribution grid is only possible if control center tools and engineers have a more accurate representation of the grid in real-time than what is provided by existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. A Distribution State Estimator (DSE) is a non linear optimization that uses a limited number of measurements combined wi...

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Sabbath Day Home Automation: "It's Like Mixing Technology and Religion"  

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We present a qualitative study of 20 American Orthodox Jewish families' use of home automation for religious purposes. These lead users offer insight into real-life, long-term experience with home automation technologies. We discuss how automation was seen by participants to contribute to spiritual experience and how participants oriented to the use of automation as a religious custom. We also discuss the relationship of home automation to family life. We draw design implications for the broader population, including surrender of control as a design resource, home technologies that support long-term goals and lifestyle choices, and respite from technology.

Woodruff, Allison; Foucault, Brooke

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Assessment of Distributed Resource Technologies  

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This report assesses the current status and prospects for future improvements of distributed resource (DR) technologies: microturbines, PEM fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells, molten carbonate fuel cells, phosphoric acid fuel cells, reciprocating engines, combustion turbines, stirling engines, and energy storage devices. It also assesses the communications, interconnection, and control systems used by these devices.

1999-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

467

Open Automated Demand Response Communications in Demand Response for Wholesale Ancillary Services  

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Day-Ahead Schedule) x Real-Time Price This may result in areal-time dispatch of the CAISO controlled grid. Participating load program relies on a simple price-

Kiliccote, Sila

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Utilizing Smart Feeder Terminal Units and Fault Indicators to Realize Distributed Fault Locations.  

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??Feeder Terminal Unit (FTU) is one of the most important equipment in Distribution Automation System (DAS). In order to achieve self-management and auto-healing functions for… (more)

Ting, Kuo-chun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Networked control of distributed energy resources: application to solid oxide fuel cells  

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This paper presents a model-based networked control approach for managing Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) over communication networks. As a model system, we consider a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) plant that communicates with the central controller ...

Yulei Sun; Sathyendra Ghantasala; Nael H. El-Farra

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Network Communication as a Service-Oriented Capability  

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In widely distributed systems generally, and in science-oriented Grids in particular, software, CPU time, storage, etc., are treated as"services" -- they can be allocated and used with service guarantees that allows them to be integrated into systems that perform complex tasks. Network communication is currently not a service -- it is provided, in general, as a"best effort" capability with no guarantees and only statistical predictability. In order for Grids (and most types of systems with widely distributed components) to be successful in performing the sustained, complex tasks of large-scale science -- e.g., the multi-disciplinary simulation of next generation climate modeling and management and analysis of the petabytes of data that will come from the next generation of scientific instrument (which is very soon for the LHC at CERN) -- networks must provide communication capability that is service-oriented: That is it must be configurable, schedulable, predictable, and reliable. In order to accomplish this, the research and education network community is undertaking a strategy that involves changes in network architecture to support multiple classes of service; development and deployment of service-oriented communication services, and; monitoring and reporting in a form that is directly useful to the application-oriented system so that it may adapt to communications failures. In this paper we describe ESnet's approach to each of these -- an approach that is part of an international community effort to have intra-distributed system communication be based on a service-oriented capability.

Johnston, William; Johnston, William; Metzger, Joe; Collins, Michael; Burrescia, Joseph; Dart, Eli; Gagliardi, Jim; Guok, Chin; Oberman, Kevin; O'Conner, Mike

2008-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

471

Customer Communications Architecture Development  

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This report builds on previous work to develop a tree of requirements metrics (TRM) that represents a detailed dictionary of primitive requirements for applications of the Smart Grid. The initial work was focused primarily, but not exclusively, on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems. This project phase extends this work with some in-depth extraction of additional primitives obtained from the study of distributed energy resources and related subjects. Customer-sited distributed energy resources...

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

472

Functional Requirements for Customer Communications  

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Customer communications infrastructures could support a wide variety of useful utility operations and industry-wide applications. However, these systems will require a substantial investment, which necessitates viewing customer communications with multiple stakeholders and applications in mind. This report describes the development of requirements for customer interface applications such as revenue metering, communications gateways, and remote equipment operations that can provide the basis for powerful ...

2002-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

473

Distribution of Mutual Information  

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In the analysis of time series from nonlinear sources, mutual information (MI) is used as a nonlinear statistical criterion for the selection of an appropriate time delay in time delay reconstruction of the state space. MI is a statistic over the sets of sequences associated with the dynamical source, and we examine here the distribution of MI, thus going beyond the familiar analysis of its average alone. We give for the first time the distribution of MI for a standard, classical communications channel with Gaussian, additive white noise. For time series analysis of a dynamical system, we show how to determine the distribution of MI and discuss the implications for the use of average mutual information (AMI) in selecting time delays in phase space reconstruction.

Henry D. I. Abarbanel; Naoki Masuda; M. I. Rabinovich; Evren Tumer

2000-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

474

Distributed data transmitter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A distributed data transmitter (DTXR) which is an adaptive data communication microwave transmitter having a distributable architecture of modular components, and which incorporates both digital and microwave technology to provide substantial improvements in physical and operational flexibility. The DTXR has application in, for example, remote data acquisition involving the transmission of telemetry data across a wireless link, wherein the DTXR is integrated into and utilizes available space within a system (e.g., a flight vehicle). In a preferred embodiment, the DTXR broadly comprises a plurality of input interfaces; a data modulator; a power amplifier; and a power converter, all of which are modularly separate and distinct so as to be substantially independently physically distributable and positionable throughout the system wherever sufficient space is available.

Brown, Kenneth Dewayne (Grain Valley, MO); Dunson, David (Kansas City, MO)

2006-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

475

Distributed data transmitter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A distributed data transmitter (DTXR) which is an adaptive data communication microwave transmitter having a distributable architecture of modular components, and which incorporates both digital and microwave technology to provide substantial improvements in physical and operational flexibility. The DTXR has application in, for example, remote data acquisition involving the transmission of telemetry data across a wireless link, wherein the DTXR is integrated into and utilizes available space within a system (e.g., a flight vehicle). In a preferred embodiment, the DTXR broadly comprises a plurality of input interfaces; a data modulator; a power amplifier; and a power converter, all of which are modularly separate and distinct so as to be substantially independently physically distributable and positionable throughout the system wherever sufficient space is available.

Brown, Kenneth Dewayne (Grain Valley, MO); Dunson, David (Kansas City, MO)

2008-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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home automation | OpenEI Community  

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91 91 Varnish cache server Home Groups Community Central Green Button Applications Developer Utility Rate FRED: FRee Energy Database More Public Groups Private Groups Features Groups Blog posts Content Stream Documents Discussions Polls Q & A Events Notices My stuff Energy blogs 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142285591 Varnish cache server home automation Home Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(2002) Super contributor 23 January, 2013 - 13:57 The Consumer Electronics Show round-up CES electronics home automation Las Vegas OpenEI Smart Grid Every January, Las Vegas hosts the Consumer Electronics Show. The CES is the world's largest technology-related trade show. The highlights of this year's show were OLED TVs, ultra-thin laptops,

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Automated Hydroforming of Seamless Superconducting RF Cavity  

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We are studying the possibility of automated hydroforming process for seamless superconducting RF cavities. Preliminary hydroforming tests of three-cell cavities from seamless tubes made of C1020 copper have been performed. The key point of an automated forming is to monitor and strictly control some parameters such as operation time, internal pressure and material displacements. Especially, it is necessary for our studies to be able to control axial and radial deformation independently. We plan to perform the forming in two stages to increase the reliability of successful forming. In the first stage hydroforming by using intermediate constraint dies, three-cell cavities were successfully formed in less than 1 minute. In parallel, we did elongation tests on cavity-quality niobium and confirmed that it is possible to achieve an elongation of >64% in 2 stages that is required for our forming of 1.3 GHz cavities.

Nagata, Tomohiko [ULVAC, Inc.; Shinozawa, Seiichi [ULVAC, Inc.; Abe, Noriyuki [ULVAC, Inc.; Nagakubo, Junki [ULVAC, Inc.; Murakami, Hirohiko [ULVAC, Inc.; Tajima, Tsuyoshi [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Inoue, Hitoshi [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK; Yamanaka, Masashi [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK; Ueno, Kenji [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation impact study of Army Training Management  

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The main objectives of this impact study were to identify the potential cost savings associated with automated Army Training Management (TM), and to perform a cost-benefit analysis for an Army-wide automated TM system. A subsidiary goal was to establish baseline data for an independent evaluation of a prototype Integrated Training Management System (ITMS), to be tested in the fall of 1988. A structured analysis of TM doctrine was performed for comparison with empirical data gathered in a job analysis survey of selected units of the 9ID (MTZ) at Ft. Lewis, Washington. These observations will be extended to other units in subsequent surveys. The survey data concerning staffing levels and amount of labor expended on eight distinct TM tasks were analyzed in a cost effectiveness model. The main results of the surveys and cost effectiveness modelling are summarized. 18 figs., 47 tabs.

Sanquist, T.F.; Schuller, C.R.; McCallum, M.C.; Underwood, J.A.; Bettin, P.J.; King, J.L.; Melber, B.D.; Hostick, C.J.; Seaver, D.A.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow through electrode with automated calibration  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is an improved automated flow through electrode liquid monitoring system. The automated system has a sample inlet to a sample pump, a sample outlet from the sample pump to at least one flow through electrode with a waste port. At least one computer controls the sample pump and records data from the at least one flow through electrode for a liquid sample. The improvement relies upon (a) at least one source of a calibration sample connected to (b) an injection valve connected to said sample outlet and connected to said source, said injection valve further connected to said at least one flow through electrode, wherein said injection valve is controlled by said computer to select between said liquid sample or said calibration sample. Advantages include improved accuracy because of more frequent calibrations, no additional labor for calibration, no need to remove the flow through electrode(s), and minimal interruption of sampling.

Szecsody, James E [Richland, WA; Williams, Mark D [Richland, WA; Vermeul, Vince R [Richland, WA

2002-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Network Security for Substation Automation Systems  

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The protection of critical infrastructure against electronic and communication network based attacks becomes more and more important. This work investigates the threat of network-based attacks on substations, the nodes of the electric power grid. Three ...

Martin Naedele; Dacfey Dzung; Michael Stanimirov

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Communicate energy efficiency | ENERGY STAR  

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Communicate energy efficiency Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction...

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Algorithms to Automate LCLS Undulator Tuning  

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Automation of the LCLS undulator tuning offers many advantages to the project. Automation can make a substantial reduction in the amount of time the tuning takes. Undulator tuning is fairly complex and automation can make the final tuning less dependent on the skill of the operator. Also, algorithms are fixed and can be scrutinized and reviewed, as opposed to an individual doing the tuning by hand. This note presents algorithms implemented in a computer program written for LCLS undulator tuning. The LCLS undulators must meet the following specifications. The maximum trajectory walkoff must be less than 5 {micro}m over 10 m. The first field integral must be below 40 x 10{sup -6} Tm. The second field integral must be below 50 x 10{sup -6} Tm{sup 2}. The phase error between the electron motion and the radiation field must be less than 10 degrees in an undulator. The K parameter must have the value of 3.5000 {+-} 0.0005. The phase matching from the break regions into the undulator must be accurate to better than 10 degrees. A phase change of 113 x 2{pi} must take place over a distance of 3.656 m centered on the undulator. Achieving these requirements is the goal of the tuning process. Most of the tuning is done with Hall probe measurements. The field integrals are checked using long coil measurements. An analysis program written in Matlab takes the Hall probe measurements and computes the trajectories, phase errors, K value, etc. The analysis program and its calculation techniques were described in a previous note. In this note, a second Matlab program containing tuning algorithms is described. The algorithms to determine the required number and placement of the shims are discussed in detail. This note describes the operation of a computer program which was written to automate LCLS undulator tuning. The algorithms used to compute the shim sizes and locations are discussed.

Wolf, Zachary

2010-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

483

Automated Methods for Multiplexed Pathogen Detection  

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Detection of pathogenic microorganisms in environmental samples is a difficult process. Concentration of the organisms of interest also co-concentrates inhibitors of many end-point detection methods, notably, nucleic acid methods. In addition, sensitive, highly multiplexed pathogen detection continues to be problematic. The primary function of the BEADS (Biodetection Enabling Analyte Delivery System) platform is the automated concentration and purification of target analytes from interfering substances, often present in these samples, via a renewable surface column. In one version of BEADS, automated immunomagnetic separation (IMS) is used to separate cells from their samples. Captured cells are transferred to a flow-through thermal cycler where PCR, using labeled primers, is performed. PCR products are then detected by hybridization to a DNA suspension array. In another version of BEADS, cell lysis is performed, and community RNA is purified and directly labeled. Multiplexed detection is accomplished by direct hybridization of the RNA to a planar microarray. The integrated IMS/PCR version of BEADS can successfully purify and amplify 10 E. coli O157:H7 cells from river water samples. Multiplexed PCR assays for the simultaneous detection of E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Shigella on bead suspension arrays was demonstrated for the detection of as few as 100 cells for each organism. Results for the RNA version of BEADS are also showing promising results. Automation yields highly purified RNA, suitable for multiplexed detection on microarrays, with microarray detection specificity equivalent to PCR. Both versions of the BEADS platform show great promise for automated pathogen detection from environmental samples. Highly multiplexed pathogen detection using PCR continues to be problematic, but may be required for trace detection in large volume samples. The RNA approach solves the issues of highly multiplexed PCR and provides ''live vs. dead'' capabilities. However, sensitivity of the method will need to be improved for RNA analysis to replace PCR.

Straub, Tim M.; Dockendorff, Brian P.; Quinonez-Diaz, Maria D.; Valdez, Catherine O.; Shutthanandan, Janani I.; Tarasevich, Barbara J.; Grate, Jay W.; Bruckner-Lea, Cindy J.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of Standard Demand Response Signals for Advanced Automated Aggregation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Emerging standards such as OpenADR enable Demand Response (DR) Resources to interact directly with Utilities and Independent System Operators to allow their facility automation equipment to respond to a variety of DR signals ranging from day ahead to real time ancillary services. In addition, there are Aggregators in today’s markets who are capable of bringing together collections of aggregated DR assets and selling them to the grid as a single resource. However, in most cases these aggregated resources are not automated and when they are, they typically use proprietary technologies. There is a need for a framework for dealing with aggregated resources that supports the following requirements: • Allows demand-side resources to participate in multiple DR markets ranging from wholesale ancillary services to retail tariffs without being completely committed to a single entity like an Aggregator; • Allow aggregated groups of demand-side resources to be formed in an ad hoc fashion to address specific grid-side issues and support the optimization of the collective response of an aggregated group along a number of different dimensions. This is important in order to taylor the aggregated performance envelope to the needs to of the grid; • Allow aggregated groups to be formed in a hierarchical fashion so that each group can participate in variety of markets from wholesale ancillary services to distribution level retail tariffs. This paper explores the issues of aggregated groups of DR resources as described above especially within the context of emerging smart grid standards and the role they will play in both the management and interaction of various grid-side entities with those resources.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Kiliccote, Sila

2011-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

485

Effective Methods in Reducing Communication Overheads in Solving  

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0/2002 Yun (Helen) He, GHC2002 1 0/2002 Yun (Helen) He, GHC2002 1 Effective Methods in Reducing Communication Overheads in Solving PDE Problems on Distributed-Memory Computer Architectures Chris Ding and Yun (Helen) He Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 10/10/2002 Yun (Helen) He, GHC2002 2 Outline n Introduction n Traditional Method n Ghost Cell Expansion (GCE) Method n GCE Algorithm n Diagonal Communication Elimination (DCE) Technique n Analysis of GCE Method n Message Volume n Communication Time n Memory Usage and Computational Cost n Performance n Test Problem n Test Results n Conclusions 10/10/2002 Yun (Helen) He, GHC2002 3 Background n On a distributed system, each processor holds a problem

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The Object Space Approach: Decoupled Communication in C  

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We present the Object Space approach to distributed computation. Object Space allows for decoupled communication between program components by providing a shared data space of objects. This style of communication was inspired by Linda. The Object Space approach extends a sequential language (C++ in our case) with coordination and communication primitives. It integrates inheritance into associative addressing as known from Linda and facilitates passing of arbitrary objects between program components. Furthermore we introduce the notion of applicationspecific matching functions. A prototype for Object Space has been implemented in C++ under UNIX. A distributed phonebook and a scenario built around a time server and its clients serve as examples to demonstrate ideas and use of the concepts developed.

Andreas Polze

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Communication Chains: A Methodology for Assessing the Effects of the Internet on Communication and Travel  

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Information and Communications Technology in the Puget Soundemergence of new communications technologies over the lastof less novel communications technologies. One such study,

Brown, Colby; Balepur, Prashant; Mokhtarian, Patricia L.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overlapping clusters for distributed computation.  

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Scalable, distributed algorithms must address communication problems. We investigate overlapping clusters, or vertex partitions that intersect, for graph computations. This setup stores more of the graph than required but then affords the ease of implementation of vertex partitioned algorithms. Our hope is that this technique allows us to reduce communication in a computation on a distributed graph. The motivation above draws on recent work in communication avoiding algorithms. Mohiyuddin et al. (SC09) design a matrix-powers kernel that gives rise to an overlapping partition. Fritzsche et al. (CSC2009) develop an overlapping clustering for a Schwarz method. Both techniques extend an initial partitioning with overlap. Our procedure generates overlap directly. Indeed, Schwarz methods are commonly used to capitalize on overlap. Elsewhere, overlapping communities (Ahn et al, Nature 2009; Mishra et al. WAW2007) are now a popular model of structure in social networks. These have long been studied in statistics (Cole and Wishart, CompJ 1970). We present two types of results: (i) an estimated swapping probability {rho}{infinity}; and (ii) the communication volume of a parallel PageRank solution (link-following {alpha} = 0.85) using an additive Schwarz method. The volume ratio is the amount of extra storage for the overlap (2 means we store the graph twice). Below, as the ratio increases, the swapping probability and PageRank communication volume decreases.

Mirrokni, Vahab (Google Research, New York, NY); Andersen, Reid (Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA); Gleich, David F.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Spacetime effects on satellite-based quantum communications  

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We investigate the effects of space-time curvature on space-based quantum communication protocols. We analyze tasks that require either the exchange of single photons in a certain entanglement distribution protocol or beams of light in a continuous-variable quantum key distribution scheme. We find that gravity affects the propagation of photons, therefore acting as a noisy channel for the transmission of information. The effects can be measured with current technology.

Bruschi, David Edward; Fuentes, Ivette; Jennewein, Thomas; Razavi, Mohsen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spacetime effects on satellite-based quantum communications  

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We investigate the effects of space-time curvature on space-based quantum communication protocols. We analyze tasks that require either the exchange of single photons in a certain entanglement distribution protocol or beams of light in a continuous-variable quantum key distribution scheme. We find that gravity affects the propagation of photons, therefore acting as a noisy channel for the transmission of information. The effects can be measured with current technology.

David Edward Bruschi; Tim Ralph; Ivette Fuentes; Thomas Jennewein; Mohsen Razavi

2013-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

491

Smart Grid Communications:  

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Interoperability is a key requirement for data communications in the “smart grid”. It has been articulated at great length by the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC). However, the interoperability issues identified here to date include only interoperability of the data exchange. In this paper, we first argue that middleware is a key enabling technology for helping meet interoperability requirements and avoid stovepipe systems in the smart grid. We then argue that the smart grid’s data communications must support interoperability of Quality of Service (QoS) and security mechanisms across an entire power grid; this will necessarily involve traversing multiple organizations ’ IT infrastructures that may have different network-level mechanisms for providing QoS and security. We introduce the concept of QoS stovepipes to illustrate how such QoS and security interoperability may occur. We then argue that the application programmer interface for such QoS and security requirements must be kept as high-level as possible to avoid QoS stovepipes. Finally, we argue that middleware-level mechanisms are a much better way to provide this end-to-end QoS and security, compared to the usual technique in the power grid of using (and getting locked into) network-level mechanisms (which the middleware is built on top of). 1 This paper is a reformatted version of one from the Grid-Interop 2009 meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA on November 18, 2009, and appearing there in its online proceedings (it won the Best Paper award for the “Connectivity ” Track). URL for this document:

Qos Stovepipes; Qos Interoperability; David E. Bakken; Richard E. Schantz

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

A Heuristic Algorithm for Mapping Communicating Tasks on Heterogeneous Resources  

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data-processing tasks onto heterogeneous resources (i.e., processors and links of various capacities) is presented. The algorithm tries to achieve a good throughput of the whole data-processing pipeline, taking of geographically distributed compute- and data-resources connected with diverse communication ca- pacities, forming

Taura, Kenjiro

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A Heuristic Algorithm for Mapping Communicating Tasks on Heterogeneous Resources  

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data­processing tasks onto heterogeneous resources (i.e., processors and links of various capacities) is presented. The algorithm tries to achieve a good throughput of the whole data­processing pipeline, taking of geographically distributed compute­ and data­resources connected with diverse communication ca­ pacities, forming

Chien, Andrew A.