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NREL: Wind Research - Field Verification Project  

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Field Verification Project Field Verification Project The mission of the Field Verification Project (FVP) was to enable U.S. industry to complete the research, testing, and field verification needed to fully develop advanced wind energy technologies that lead the world in cost-effectiveness and reliability. The project, completed in 2003, included cost-shared research with industry partners to lead to the development of advanced technology wind turbines and support for projects that verify performance of wind turbine technologies in actual operational applications. FVP provided small wind turbine (<=100 kW) manufacturers with opportunities to operate and monitor their turbines under a range of distributed power applications and environments throughout the United States. This experience helped U.S. companies validate and improve the

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NREL: Wind Research - Regional Field Verification  

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Field Verification Field Verification The Regional Field Verification (RFV) project, completed in 2007, focused on regional issues and opportunities and tested turbines to gain operational knowledge that could be applied nationwide. The RFV objectives were to: Support industry needs for gaining initial field operation experience with small wind turbines, and verify the performance, reliability, maintainability, and cost of small wind turbines in diverse applications. Expand opportunities for wind energy in new regions of the United States by tailoring projects to meet unique regional requirements, and document and communicate the experience from these projects for the benefit of others in the wind power development community and rural utilities. Through a competitive solicitation in 2001-2002, NREL selected one

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Lessons Learned from Independent Verification Activities  

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

Demonstration Demonstration Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education - Independent Verification Lessons Learned IV - performed at nine DOE sites from 2004 to 2008 Page 1 of 2 Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Multiple Sites Lessons Learned from Independent Verification Activities Challenge The Department of Energy clears property from radiological control after the property has been demonstrated to meet the Department's stringent radiation protection requirements. Radiological surveys are used to demonstrate compliance with the requirements. Independent verification (IV) activities are conducted by an independent third party as a quality check on radiological surveys procedures and practices. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) performs independent verification for the Department. In this lessons learned report, ORISE summarizes their

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Field Scale Test and Verification of CHP System at the Ritz Carlton...  

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

Field Scale Test and Verification of CHP System at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco, August 2007 Field Scale Test and Verification of CHP System at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco,...

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Design, Installation, and Field Verification of Integrated Active Desiccant Hybrid Rooftop Systems Combined with a Natural Gas Driven Cogeneration Package, 2008  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Report summary of a research/demonstration project involving a custom 230 kW cogeneration package with four integrated active desiccant rooftop (IADR) systems

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA CERTIFICATE OF FIELD VERIFICATION AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING  

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-MECH-25 Refrigerant Charge Verification ­ Standard Measurement Procedure (Page 1 of 6) Site Address of a Charge Indicator Display (CID) is utilized as an alternative to refrigerant charge verification compliance with the refrigerant charge verification requirement. TMAH and STMS are not required

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Regional Field Verification -- Operational Results from Four Small Wind Turbines in the Pacific Northwest: Preprint  

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This paper describes four small wind turbines installed in the Pacific Northwest under DOE/NREL's Regional Field Verification Program between 2003 and 2004 and summarizes operational data from each site.

Sinclair, K.; Raker, J.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Scale Test and Verification of CHP System at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco, August 2007  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: National Account Energy Alliance Final Report for the Field Scale Test and Verification of a PureComfort® 240M Combined Heat and Power System at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco

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A Visual Analytics Approach to Structured Data Analysis to Enhance Nonproliferation and Arms Control Verification Activities  

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Analysis activities for Nonproliferation and Arms Control verification require the use of many types of data. Tabular structured data, such as Excel spreadsheets and relational databases, have traditionally been used for data mining activities, where specific queries are issued against data to look for matching results. The application of visual analytics tools to structured data enables further exploration of datasets to promote discovery of previously unknown results. This paper discusses the application of a specific visual analytics tool to datasets related to the field of Arms Control and Nonproliferation to promote the use of visual analytics more broadly in this domain. Visual analytics focuses on analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces (Wong and Thomas 2004). It promotes exploratory analysis of data, and complements data mining technologies where known patterns can be mined for. Also with a human in the loop, they can bring in domain knowledge and subject matter expertise. Visual analytics has not widely been applied to this domain. In this paper, we will focus on one type of data: structured data, and show the results of applying a specific visual analytics tool to answer questions in the Arms Control and Nonproliferation domain. We chose to use the T.Rex tool, a visual analytics tool developed at PNNL, which uses a variety of visual exploration patterns to discover relationships in structured datasets, including a facet view, graph view, matrix view, and timeline view. The facet view enables discovery of relationships between categorical information, such as countries and locations. The graph tool visualizes node-link relationship patterns, such as the flow of materials being shipped between parties. The matrix visualization shows highly correlated categories of information. The timeline view shows temporal patterns in data. In this paper, we will use T.Rex with two different datasets to demonstrate how interactive exploration of the data can aid an analyst with arms control and nonproliferation verification activities. Using a dataset from PIERS (PIERS 2014), we will show how container shipment imports and exports can aid an analyst in understanding the shipping patterns between two countries. We will also use T.Rex to examine a collection of research publications from the IAEA International Nuclear Information System (IAEA 2014) to discover collaborations of concern. We hope this paper will encourage the use of visual analytics structured data analytics in the field of nonproliferation and arms control verification. Our paper outlines some of the challenges that exist before broad adoption of these kinds of tools can occur and offers next steps to overcome these challenges.

Gillen, David S.

2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide to Government Witnessing and Review of Measurement and Verification Activities  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Document provides guidance pertaining to government witnessing of measurement and verification (M&V) activities in Federal energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects. Witnessing of M&V activities is a part of the process of reviewing and approving M&V deliverables and the on-site inspections, spot measurements, short-term monitoring, and performance tests described in the M&V plan.

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Deep Vadose Zone Field Activities  

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HANFORD ADVISORY BOARD, RAP March 6, 2013 Presented by: John Morse DEEP VADOSE ZONE ACTIVITIES Page 2 Deep Vadose Zone Areas Page 3 Deep Vadose Zone Field Activities FY 2014...

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Regional Field Verification -- Case Study of Small Wind Turbines in the Pacific Northwest: Preprint  

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The U.S. Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (DOE/NREL) Regional Field Verification (RFV) project supports industry needs for gaining initial field operation experience with small wind turbines and verify the performance, reliability, maintainability, and cost of small wind turbines in diverse applications. In addition, RFV aims to help expand opportunities for wind energy in new regions of the United States by tailoring projects to meet unique regional requirements and document and communicate the experience from these projects for the benefit of others in the wind power development community and rural utilities. Between August 2003 and August 2004, six turbines were installed at different host sites. At least one year of data has been collected from five of these sites. This paper describes DOE/NREL's RFV project, reviews some of the lessons learned with regards to small wind turbine installations, summarizes operations data from these sites, and provides preliminary BOS costs.

Sinclair, K.

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification and validation benchmarks.  

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Verification and validation (V&V) are the primary means to assess the accuracy and reliability of computational simulations. V&V methods and procedures have fundamentally improved the credibility of simulations in several high-consequence fields, such as nuclear reactor safety, underground nuclear waste storage, and nuclear weapon safety. Although the terminology is not uniform across engineering disciplines, code verification deals with assessing the reliability of the software coding, and solution verification deals with assessing the numerical accuracy of the solution to a computational model. Validation addresses the physics modeling accuracy of a computational simulation by comparing the computational results with experimental data. Code verification benchmarks and validation benchmarks have been constructed for a number of years in every field of computational simulation. However, no comprehensive guidelines have been proposed for the construction and use of V&V benchmarks. For example, the field of nuclear reactor safety has not focused on code verification benchmarks, but it has placed great emphasis on developing validation benchmarks. Many of these validation benchmarks are closely related to the operations of actual reactors at near-safety-critical conditions, as opposed to being more fundamental-physics benchmarks. This paper presents recommendations for the effective design and use of code verification benchmarks based on manufactured solutions, classical analytical solutions, and highly accurate numerical solutions. In addition, this paper presents recommendations for the design and use of validation benchmarks, highlighting the careful design of building-block experiments, the estimation of experimental measurement uncertainty for both inputs and outputs to the code, validation metrics, and the role of model calibration in validation. It is argued that the understanding of predictive capability of a computational model is built on the level of achievement in V&V activities, how closely related the V&V benchmarks are to the actual application of interest, and the quantification of uncertainties related to the application of interest.

Oberkampf, William Louis; Trucano, Timothy Guy

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Verification  

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Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Verification Any activity should be verified. #12;Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Approaches to verification 1 Testing 2 Static Analysis · Peer review · Insepction/Walk-through/Structured review · Formal

Peters, Dennis

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SUMMARY OF 2013 ATLANTIC TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY AND VERIFICATION OF AUTHORS' SEASONAL AND TWO-WEEK FORECASTS  

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as past forecasts and verifications are available via the World Wide Web at http Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 165 165 142 30 32% Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 175 175 150 43 42 on November 18, 2013 as calculated from the National Hurricane Center's b-decks. Final season statistics

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Software Verification and Validation Plan Activities, 2011, Project Number: N6423, SAPHIRE Version 8  

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The SV&V Plan experienced changes over the past year to bring it into the operational software life cycle of SAPHIRE 8 and to maintain its sections on design features. Peer review of the SVVP with the former IV&V members identified the need for the operational use of metrics as a tool for quality maintenance and improvement. New tests were added to the SVVP to verify the operation of the new design features incorporated into SAPHIRE 8. Other additions to the SVVP were the addition of software metrics and the PDR and CDR processes. Audit support was provided for the NRC Technical Manager and Project Manager for the NRC OIG Audit performed throughout 2011. The SVVP is considered to be an up to date reference and useful roadmap of verification and validation activities going forward.

Kurt G. Vedros; Curtis L. Smith

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of Active and Passive Ground-Water Contamination Remediation Efforts  

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The verification of ground-water contamination remediation efforts requires thorough documentation of subsurface conditions ... comprehensive approach to the design and operation of remediation efforts with an em...

M. J. Barcelona

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active Cores in Deep Fields  

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Deep field observations are an essential tool to probe the cosmological evolution of galaxies. In this context, X-ray deep fields provide information about some of the most energetic cosmological objects: active galactic nuclei (AGN). Astronomers are interested in detecting sufficient numbers of AGN to probe the accretion history at high redshift. This talk gives an overview of the knowledge resulting from a highly complete soft X-ray selected sample collected with ROSAT, XMM-Newton and Chandra deep fields. The principal outcome based on X-ray luminosity functions and space density evolution studies is that low-luminosity AGN evolve in a dramatically different way from high-luminosity AGN: The most luminous quasars perform at significantly earlier cosmic times and are most numerous in a unit volume at cosmological redshift z~2. In contrast, low-luminosity AGN evolve later and their space density peaks at z~0.7. This finding is also interpreted as an anti-hierarchical growth of supermassive black holes in the Universe. Comparing this with star formation rate history studies one concludes that supermassive black holes enter the cosmic stage before the bulk of the first stars. Therefore, first solutions of the so-called hen-egg problem are suggested. Finally, status developments and expectations of ongoing and future extended observations such as the XMM-COSMOS project are highlighted.

G. Hasinger; A. Mueller

2005-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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NEUTRON MULTIPLICITY AND ACTIVE WELL NEUTRON COINCIDENCE VERIFICATION MEASUREMENTS PERFORMED FOR MARCH 2009 SEMI-ANNUAL DOE INVENTORY  

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The Analytical Development (AD) Section field nuclear measurement group performed six 'best available technique' verification measurements to satisfy a DOE requirement instituted for the March 2009 semi-annual inventory. The requirement of (1) yielded the need for SRNL Research Operations Department Material Control & Accountability (MC&A) group to measure the Pu content of five items and the highly enrich uranium (HEU) content of two. No 14Q-qualified measurement equipment was available to satisfy the requirement. The AD field nuclear group has routinely performed the required Confirmatory Measurements for the semi-annual inventories for fifteen years using sodium iodide and high purity germanium (HpGe) {gamma}-ray pulse height analysis nondestructive assay (NDA) instruments. With appropriate {gamma}-ray acquisition modeling, the HpGe spectrometers can be used to perform verification-type quantitative assay for Pu-isotopics and HEU content. The AD nuclear NDA group is widely experienced with this type of measurement and reports content for these species in requested process control, MC&A booking, and holdup measurements assays Site-wide. However none of the AD HpGe {gamma}-ray spectrometers have been 14Q-qualified, and the requirement of reference 1 specifically excluded a {gamma}-ray PHA measurement from those it would accept for the required verification measurements. The requirement of reference 1 was a new requirement for which the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Research Operations Department (ROD) MC&A group was unprepared. The criteria for exemption from verification were: (1) isotope content below 50 grams; (2) intrinsically tamper indicating or TID sealed items which contain a Category IV quantity of material; (3) assembled components; and (4) laboratory samples. Therefore all (SRNL) Material Balance Area (MBA) items with greater than 50 grams total Pu or greater than 50 grams HEU were subject to a verification measurement. The pass/fail criteria of reference 7 stated 'The facility will report measured values, book values, and statistical control limits for the selected items to DOE SR...', and 'The site/facility operator must develop, document, and maintain measurement methods for all nuclear material on inventory'. These new requirements exceeded SRNL's experience with prior semi-annual inventory expectations, but allowed the AD nuclear field measurement group to demonstrate its excellent adaptability and superior flexibility to respond to unpredicted expectations from the DOE customer. The requirements yielded five SRNL items subject to Pu verification and two SRNL items subject to HEU verification. These items are listed and described in Table 1.

Dewberry, R.; Ayers, J.; Tietze, F.; Klapper, K.

2010-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Interim Letter Report - Verification Survey Results for Activities Performed in March 2009 for the Vitrification Test Facility Warehouse at the West Valley Demonstration Project, Ashford, New York  

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The objective of the verification activities was to provide independent radiological surveys and data for use by the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure that the building satisfies the requirements for release without radiological controls.

B.D. Estes

2009-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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VERIFICATION SURVEY ACTIVITIES IN FS SURVEY UNITS 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 & 14 AT THE SEPARATIONS PROCESS RESEARCH UNIT  

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FINAL INTERIM REPORT VERIFICATION SURVEY ACTIVITIES IN FINAL STATUS SURVEY UNITS 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 AND 14 AT THE SEPARATIONS PROCESS RESEARCH UNIT, Niskayuna, New York 0496-SR-03-0. The Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) facilities were constructed in the late 1940s to research the chemical separation of plutonium and uranium. SPRU operated between February 1950 and October 1953. The research activities ceased following the successful development of the reduction/oxidation and plutonium/uranium extraction processes that were subsequently used by the Hanford and the Savannah River sites.

M.G. JADICK

2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation methods and detection techniques for electric and magnetic fields from power lines with measurement verification  

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An accurate determination and characterization of electric and magnetic fields produced by power lines is a complex task. Different models must be used for far fields and for near fields. This study is centered on computation and measurement aspects...

Mamishev, Alexander V

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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CERTIFICATE OF FIELD VERIFICATION AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING CF-4R-ENV-22 Quality Insulation Installation (QII) -Insulation Stage Checklist (Page 1 of 3)  

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CERTIFICATE OF FIELD VERIFICATION AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING CF-4R-ENV-22 Quality Insulation Installation (QII) - Insulation Stage Checklist (Page 1 of 3) Site Address: Enforcement Agency: Permit Number: ____________ 2008 Residential Compliance Forms May 2012 All structural framing areas shall be insulated in a manner

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Monitoring, verification, and accounting  

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verification, and accounting (MVA) activities are underway verification, and accounting (MVA) activities are underway to ensure the injected CO 2 remains in the geologic formation. The first plant has been capturing CO 2 since December 2012, while the second plant completed construction in February and began carbon capture operations in March. Both units are now operating at full capacity. More than 222,000 tons of CO 2 have been captured and provided for storage

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Microsoft Word - 2010 SRS ISMS Verification _Activity Report_ _June 24 - July2, 2010_  

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

Assurance, Technical Support Division Assurance, Technical Support Division Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS), Phase II Verification Review of Savannah River Remediation, July 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), participated in the DOE Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR), Office of Safety and Quality Assurance (OSQA), Technical Support Division (TSD) Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS), Phase II Verification of Savannah River Remediation (SRR). The HSS participation, through its Site Lead program, provided HSS with an opportunity to maintain operational awareness and evaluate site programs, while supporting DOE line management efforts to safely and securely accomplish their missions. The onsite

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Magnetic field outflows from active galactic nuclei  

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We examine several models of injecting magnetic fields into clusters of galaxies from active galactic nuclei, which are the powerful outflows associated with supermassive black holes in the centers of clusters. Shown are magnetic field lines after six ... Keywords: scientific visualization

David Pugmire; Paul Sutter; Paul Ricker; Hsiang-Yi (Karen) Yang; George Foreman

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Hypothesis for the Speed of Propagation of Light in electric and magnetic fields and the Planning of an Experiment for its Verification  

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As generally known, the speed of propagation of light in solid state bodies can be different from the speed of light in vacuum. That the mere presence of electric or magnetic fields in the vacuum can suffice to influence the speed of light, is a hypothesis under discussion, which is based on considerations of Quantumelectrodynamics. For a verification of this hypothesis, an interference-experiment might be performed, of which the planning is given in this article.

Claus W. Turtur

2007-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION OF THE BUILDING 3550 SLAB AT OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE  

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The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) has completed the independent verification survey of the Building 3550 Slab. The results of this effort are provided. The objective of this verification survey is to provide independent review and field assessment of remediation actions conducted by Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC) to document that the final radiological condition of the slab meets the release guidelines. Verification survey activities on the Building 3550 Slab that included scans, measurements, and the collection of smears. Scans for alpha, alpha plus beta, and gamma activity identified several areas that were investigated.

Weaver, Phyllis C.

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Performance Testing Activities in the DOE-EPRI Turbine Verification Program  

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As part of the US Department of Energy/Electric Power Research Institute (DOE-EPRI) Wind Turbine Verification Program, Global Energy Concepts (GEC) is engaged in planning and conducting power performance tests for wind turbines in Searsburg, Vermont; Glenmore, Wisconsin; Algona, Iowa; Springview, Nebraska; Kotzebue, Alaska; and Big Spring, Texas. The turbines under investigation include a 550-kW Zond Z-40 FS, a 600-kW Tacke 600e, two 750-kW Zond Z-50s, a 66-kW AOC 15/50, a 660-kW Vestas V-47, and a 1.65-MW Vestas V-66. The testing is performed in a variety of terrain types, including mountains, plains, deserts, and coastal tundra; and under a wide range of atmospheric conditions from arid to arctic. Because one goal of this testing program is to gain experience with the new International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61400-12 standard, all of the measurements are being performed in accordance with this new standard. This paper presents the status of the power performance testing at each site, the methodologies employed, test results available, and lessons learned from the application of the IEC standard. Any sources of uncertainty are discussed, and attention is given to the relative importance of each aspect of the IEC standard in terms of its contribution to the overall measurement uncertainty.

VandenBosche, J.; McCoy, T.; Rhoads, H. (Global Energy Concepts, LLC); McNiff, B. (McNiff Light Industry); Smith, B. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

2000-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring Verification Coverage  

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In order to measure verification progress, we measure verification converage because verification coverage defines the extent of the verification problem. In order to measure anything however, we need metrics....

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recommendation 165: Recommendation on Conducting Future Verifications of Cleanup  

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The ORSSAB commends the DOE policy of obtaining independent verification of DOE Environmental Management-related activities.

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Final Report - Independent Verification Survey Activities at the Seperations Process Research Unit Sites, Niskayuna, New York  

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The Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) complex located on the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) site in Niskayuna, New York, was constructed in the late 1940s to research the chemical separation of plutonium and uranium (Figure A-1). SPRU operated as a laboratory scale research facility between February 1950 and October 1953. The research activities ceased following the successful development of the reduction oxidation and plutonium/uranium extraction processes. The oxidation and extraction processes were subsequently developed for large scale use by the Hanford and Savannah River sites (aRc 2008a). Decommissioning of the SPRU facilities began in October 1953 and continued through the 1990s.

Evan Harpenau

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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OPS 9.10 Independent Verification 8/24/98 | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Independent Verification 82498 The objective of this surveillance is to evaluate the conduct of selected independent verification activities. This surveillance provides a...

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Guide to good practices for independent verification  

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This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Independent Verification, Chapter X of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, ``Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities.`` The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing independent verification activities. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. ``Independent Verification`` is an element of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for coordinated independent verification activities to promote safe and efficient operations.

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1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide to good practices for independent verification  

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This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Independent Verification, Chapter X of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities.'' The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing independent verification activities. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. Independent Verification'' is an element of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for coordinated independent verification activities to promote safe and efficient operations.

Not Available

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide to good practices for independent verification  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Independent Verification, Chapter X of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing independent verification activities. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. Independent Verification is an element of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for coordinated independent verification activities to promote safe and efficient operations.

NONE

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Operations Program Activities Status Report  

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The Field Operations Program is an electric vehicle testing and evaluation program sponsored by US Department of Energy and managed by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. The Program's goals are to evaluate electric vehicles in real-world applications and environments, support electric vehicle technology advancement, develop infrastructure elements necessary to support significant electric vehicle use, support increased use of electric vehicles in federal fleets, and increase overall awareness and acceptance of electric vehicles. This report covers Program activities from fiscal year 1997 through mid-fiscal year 1999. The Field Operations Program succeeded the Site Operator Program, which ended in September 1996. Electric vehicle testing conducted by the Program includes baseline performance testing (EV America testing), accelerated reliability (life-cycle) testing, and fleet testing. The baseline performance parameters include accelerations, braking, range, energy efficiency, and charging time. The Program collects accelerated reliability and fleet operations data on electric vehicles operated by the Program's Qualified Vehicle Testing (QVT) partners. The Program's QVT partners have over 3 million miles of electric vehicle operating experience.

J. E. Francfort; D. V. O'Hara; L. A. Slezak

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting trapped-field magnets: Temperature and field distributions during pulsed-field activation  

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progress in fabrication of large-sized high- temperature superconductors with high critical current den We calculate the temperature and magnetic field distributions in a bulk superconductor during leads to a strong temperature rise in superconductor during the activation pro- cess. There have already

Johansen, Tom Henning

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Controllable adhesion using field-activated fluids  

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We demonstrate that field-responsive magnetorheological fluids can be used for variable-strength controllable adhesion. The adhesive performance is measured experimentally in tensile tests (a.k.a. probe-tack experiments) ...

Ewoldt, Randy H.

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CFE verification: The decision to inspect  

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Verification of compliance with the provisions of the treaty on Conventional Forces-Europe (CFE) is subject to inspection quotas of various kinds. Thus the decision to carry out a specific inspection or verification activity must be prudently made. This decision process is outlined, and means for conserving quotas'' are suggested. 4 refs., 1 fig.

Allentuck, J.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification and Validation Strategy for Implementation of Hybrid Potts-Phase Field Hydride Modeling Capability in MBM  

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The Used Fuel Disposition (UFD) program has initiated a project to develop a hydride formation modeling tool using a hybrid Potts­phase field approach. The Potts model is incorporated in the SPPARKS code from Sandia National Laboratories. The phase field model is provided through MARMOT from Idaho National Laboratory.

Jason D. Hales; Veena Tikare

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Verification of Energy and Demand Savings of Two Injection Molding Machines Retrofitted with Variable Frequency Drives  

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Detailed field measurements of energy consumption (kWh) and demand (kW) are conducted on two injection molding machines (IMMs) used in a typical plastic manufacturing facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, with/without Variable Frequency Drives...

Liou, S. P.; Aguiar, D.

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Controllable adhesion using field-activated fluids Randy H. Ewoldt  

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Controllable adhesion using field-activated fluids Randy H. Ewoldt Institute for Mathematics and its Applications & The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, UniversityKinley, and A. E. Hosoi Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts

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Active Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California | Open  

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Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Active Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: New mapping documents a series of late Quaternary NNE-striking normal faults in the central Coso Range that dip northwest, toward and into the main production area of the Coso geothermal field. The faults exhibit geomorphic features characteristic of Holocene activity, and locally are associated with fumaroles and hydothermal alteration. The active faults sole into or terminate against the brittle-ductile transition zone (BDT) at a depth of about 4 to 5 km. The BDT is arched upward over a volume of crust

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Application Of Active Audiomagnetotellurics (Aamt) In The Geothermal Field  

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Audiomagnetotellurics (Aamt) In The Geothermal Field Audiomagnetotellurics (Aamt) In The Geothermal Field Of Travale, Tuscany Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Application Of Active Audiomagnetotellurics (Aamt) In The Geothermal Field Of Travale, Tuscany Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: In October 1981 the AAMT method was tested in the geothermal field of Travale. This method is based on the MT method, but uses artificial EM fields excited by a transmitter some kilometres from the receiving station. The transmitter consists of a switch mode amplifier for the lower frequency band (< 300 Hz) and six stacked linear amplifiers for the high frequency band. Maximum output is about 5 kW. For measurement of the very small EM field at the receiver the correlation technique is used

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Abrupt Longitudinal Magnetic Field Changes in Flaring Active Regions  

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We characterize the changes in the longitudinal photospheric magnetic field during 38 X-class and 39 M-class flares within 65° of disk center using 1 minute GONG magnetograms. In all 77 cases, we identify at least one site in the flaring active region where clear, permanent, stepwise field changes occurred. The median duration of the field changes was about 15 minutes and was approximately equal for X-class and for M-class flares. The absolute values of the field changes ranged from the detection limit of ~10 G to as high as ~450 G in two exceptional cases. The median value was 69 G. Field changes were significantly stronger for X-class than for M-class flares and for limb flares than for disk-center flares. Longitudinal field changes less than 100 G tended to decrease longitudinal field strengths, both close to disk center and close to the limb, while field changes greater than 100 G showed no such pattern. Likewise, longitudinal flux strengths tended to decrease during flares. Flux changes, particularly net flux changes near disk center, correlated better than local field changes with GOES peak X-ray flux. The strongest longitudinal field and flux changes occurred in flares observed close to the limb. We estimate the change of Lorentz force associated with each flare and find that this is large enough in some cases to power seismic waves. We find that longitudinal field decreases would likely outnumber increases at all parts of the solar disk within 65° of disk center, as in our observations, if photospheric field tilts increase during flares as predicted by Hudson et al.

G. J. D. Petrie; J. J. Sudol

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ABRUPT LONGITUDINAL MAGNETIC FIELD CHANGES IN FLARING ACTIVE REGIONS  

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We characterize the changes in the longitudinal photospheric magnetic field during 38 X-class and 39 M-class flares within 65{sup 0} of disk center using 1 minute GONG magnetograms. In all 77 cases, we identify at least one site in the flaring active region where clear, permanent, stepwise field changes occurred. The median duration of the field changes was about 15 minutes and was approximately equal for X-class and for M-class flares. The absolute values of the field changes ranged from the detection limit of {approx}10 G to as high as {approx}450 G in two exceptional cases. The median value was 69 G. Field changes were significantly stronger for X-class than for M-class flares and for limb flares than for disk-center flares. Longitudinal field changes less than 100 G tended to decrease longitudinal field strengths, both close to disk center and close to the limb, while field changes greater than 100 G showed no such pattern. Likewise, longitudinal flux strengths tended to decrease during flares. Flux changes, particularly net flux changes near disk center, correlated better than local field changes with GOES peak X-ray flux. The strongest longitudinal field and flux changes occurred in flares observed close to the limb. We estimate the change of Lorentz force associated with each flare and find that this is large enough in some cases to power seismic waves. We find that longitudinal field decreases would likely outnumber increases at all parts of the solar disk within 65{sup 0} of disk center, as in our observations, if photospheric field tilts increase during flares as predicted by Hudson et al.

Petrie, G. J. D. [National Solar Observatory, 950 N. Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Sudol, J. J. [West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383 (United States)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microalloying of transition metal silicides by mechanical activation and field-activated reaction  

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Alloys of transition metal suicides that contain one or more alloying elements are fabricated by a two-stage process involving mechanical activation as the first stage and densification and field-activated reaction as the second stage. Mechanical activation, preferably performed by high-energy planetary milling, results in the incorporation of atoms of the alloying element(s) into the crystal lattice of the transition metal, while the densification and field-activated reaction, preferably performed by spark plasma sintering, result in the formation of the alloyed transition metal silicide. Among the many advantages of the process are its ability to accommodate materials that are incompatible in other alloying methods.

Munir, Zuhair A. (Davis, CA); Woolman, Joseph N. (Davis, CA); Petrovic, John J. (Los Alamos, NM)

2003-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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ORISE: Independent verification  

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Independent verification Independent verification ORISE techinician performs environmental scanning The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) performs independent environmental assessments and verification to determine the effectiveness of radiological cleanup at decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) projects across the United States. Since 1980, ORISE has performed independent verification at more than 500 sites in 42 states and the District of Columbia. As the primary independent verification contractor for all U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup projects and the only verification contractor for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), we validate that soil, water and structures are within established state and federal release criteria, and can be safely designated for public use.

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Treaty Verification | ornl.gov  

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Treaty Verification SHARE Treaty Verification ORNL is a strong contributor to future nonproliferation and arms control initiatives through research and development of radiation...

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Scalar $?^4$ field theory for active-particle phase separation  

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Recent theories predict phase separation among orientationally disordered active particles whose propulsion speed decreases rapidly enough with density. Coarse-grained models of this process show time-reversal symmetry (detailed balance) to be restored for uniform states, but broken by gradient terms; hence detailed-balance violation is strongly coupled to interfacial phenomena. To explore the subtle generic physics resulting from such coupling we here introduce `Active Model B'. This is a scalar $\\phi^4$ field theory (or phase-field model) that minimally violates detailed balance via a leading-order square-gradient term. We find that this additional term has modest effects on coarsening dynamics, but alters the static phase diagram by creating a jump in (thermodynamic) pressure across flat interfaces. Both results are surprising, since interfacial phenomena are always strongly implicated in coarsening dynamics but are, in detailed-balance systems, irrelevant for phase equilibria.

Raphael Wittkowski; Adriano Tiribocchi; Joakim Stenhammar; Rosalind J. Allen; Davide Marenduzzo; Michael E. Cates

2014-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Orc Verification Jayadev Misra  

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Orc Verification Jayadev Misra Department of Computer Science University of Texas at Austin http://orc.csres.utexas.edu WG 2.3, St. Petersburg June 5, 2013 #12;Orc Verification has been a disaster · Concurrency everywhere events but temporal ordering · Basic orc has no mutable variables, but sites do · Full functional

Misra, Jayadev

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E-Print Network 3.0 - activities field test Sample Search Results  

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field test Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: activities field test Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Space Radiation Shielding Program...

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Carbon Storage Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research Carbon Storage Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research Reliable and cost-effective monitoring, verification and accounting...

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Verification and Validation of Simulation Model  

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Verification and Validation of Simulation Model 1 Verification and Validation 2 #12;Verification · Examples ­ simulation model: open networks with exponential interarrival time distribution and uniform

Shihada, Basem

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Low-Level Code Verification Based on CSP Models  

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This paper contributes to the broad field of software verification by proposing a methodology that uses CSP to verify implementations of real-life multithreaded applications. We therefore use CSP to formalize the...

Moritz Kleine; Steffen Helke

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of DOE's field screening technology development activities  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has recently created the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, into which it consolidated those activities. Within this new organization, the Office of Technology Development (OTD) is responsible for research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation (RDDT E) activities aimed at meeting DOE cleanup goals, while minimizing cost and risk. Site characterization using traditional drilling, sampling, and analytical methods comprises a significant part of the environmental restoration efforts in terms of both cost and time to accomplish. It can also be invasive and create additional pathways for spread of contaminants. Consequently, DOE is focusing on site characterization as one of the areas in which significant technological advances are possible which will decrease cost, reduce risk, and shorten schedules for achieving restoration goals. DOE is investing considerably in R D and demonstration activities which will improve the abilities to screen chemical, radiological, and physical parameters in the field. This paper presents an overview of the program objectives and status and reviews some of the projects which are currently underway in the area. 1 ref.

Frank, C.W.; Anderson, T.D.; Cooley, C.R.; Hain, K.E.; Lien, S.C.T. (USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (USA). Office of Technology Development); Snipes, R.L. (Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (USA)); Erickson, M.D. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FINAL REPORT –INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY SUMMARY AND RESULTS FOR THE ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY BUILDING 330 PROJECT FOOTPRINT, ARGONNE, ILLINOIS  

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ORISE conducted onsite verification activities of the Building 330 project footprint during the period of June 6 through June 7, 2011. The verification activities included technical reviews of project documents, visual inspections, radiation surface scans, and sampling and analysis. The draft verification report was issued in July 2011 with findings and recommendations. The contractor performed additional evaluations and remediation.

ERIKA N. BAILEY

2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

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SOFTWARE TESTING, VERIFICATION AND RELIABILITY Softw. Test. Verif. Reliab. (2014)  

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. An industrial case study using reactor protection system software shows that the automatically generated test defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Industrial FBD testing relies mostlySOFTWARE TESTING, VERIFICATION AND RELIABILITY Softw. Test. Verif. Reliab. (2014) Published online

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Environmental Technology Verification of Mobile Sources Control...  

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

Environmental Technology Verification of Mobile Sources Control Technologies Environmental Technology Verification of Mobile Sources Control Technologies 2005 Diesel Engine...

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Surveillance Guide - OPS 9.10 Independent Verification  

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

INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is to evaluate the conduct of selected independent verification activities. This surveillance provides a basis for evaluating the effectiveness of the contractor's independent verifications programs and for establishing compliance with DOE requirements. 2.0 References 2.1 DOE 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities 2.2 DOE-STD-1036-93, Guide to Good Practices for Independent Verification 3.0 Requirements Implemented This surveillance is conducted to implement requirements of the Functions, Responsibilities and Authorities Manual, Section 20, Operations, FRAM #s 4253, 4258, and 4261. These requirements are drawn from DOE 5480.19.

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CRAD, Implementation Verification Review - July 20, 2011 | Department of  

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Implementation Verification Review - July 20, 2011 Implementation Verification Review - July 20, 2011 CRAD, Implementation Verification Review - July 20, 2011 July 20, 2011 Implementation Verification Review of Safety Basis Hazard Controls (HSS CRAD 45-39, Rev. 1) The Implementation Verification Review (IVR) inspection will evaluate the effectiveness of processes for independently verifying and re-verifying implementation of the safety basis hazard controls at the site's nuclear facilities and associated site office oversight methodology. The inspection will consist of an evaluation of the procedures and processes that establish the IVR or similar process, as well as an evaluation of IVR or similar processes implementation and oversight. Review of implementation at a site may include any or all of the following activities:

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Quantum Money with Classical Verification  

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We construct a quantum money scheme that allows verification through classical communication with bank. This is the first demonstration that a secure quantum money scheme exists that does not require quantum communication for coin verification.

Gavinsky, Dmitry

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Verification and Validation  

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&V works best when incorporated into the entire software and hardware development life cycle -- fromIndependent Verification and Validation Evaluating integrity and quality of hardware and software&V must be applied at the systems level to include hardware and software interactions. High

Kemner, Ken

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Latitude Distribution of Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lines Rooted in Active Regions  

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Electrons, accelerated in solar active regions to ? 10 keV, escape along open magnetic field lines and generate plasma radiation (Type III bursts ... Here we describe the latitude distribution of the field lines ...

G. A. Dulk; J. L. Steinberg; S. Hoang…

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Locating an active fault zone in Coso geothermal field by analyzing seismic  

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Locating an active fault zone in Coso geothermal field by analyzing seismic Locating an active fault zone in Coso geothermal field by analyzing seismic guided waves from microearthquake data Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Locating an active fault zone in Coso geothermal field by analyzing seismic guided waves from microearthquake data Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Active fault systems usually provide high-permeability channels for hydrothermal outflow in geothermal fields. Locating such fault systems is of a vital importance to plan geothermal production and injection drilling, since an active fault zone often acts as a fracture-extensive low-velocity wave guide to seismic waves. We have located an active fault zone in the Coso geothermal field, California, by identifying and analyzing

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Development and Field Evaluation of an Actively Regenerating...  

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

and DPF Technology for Heavy Duty Diesel Retrofit Emissions Reduction Experience with Johnson Matthey EGRT on Off-Road Equipment Development and Field Demonstrations of the Low...

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Wind Turbine Blade Flow Fields and Prospects for Active Aerodynamic Control: Preprint  

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This paper describes wind turbine flow fields that can cause adverse aerodynamic loading and can impact active aerodynamic control methodologies currently contemplated for wind turbine applications.

Schreck, S.; Robinson, M.

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spherical coverage verification  

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We consider the problem of covering hypersphere by a set of spherical hypercaps. This sort of problem has numerous practical applications such as error correcting codes and reverse k-nearest neighbor problem. Using the reduction of non degenerated concave quadratic programming (QP) problem, we demonstrate that spherical coverage verification is NP hard. We propose a recursive algorithm based on reducing the problem to several lower dimension subproblems. We test the performance of the proposed algorithm on a number of generated constellations. We demonstrate that the proposed algorithm, in spite of its exponential worst-case complexity, is applicable in practice. In contrast, our results indicate that spherical coverage verification using QP solvers that utilize heuristics, due to numerical instability, may produce false positives.

Petkovic, Marko D; Latecki, Longin Jan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National High Magnetic Field Laboratory - Making a Compass Activity  

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the south pole of the other. This is why compasses work on the Earth. The Earths magnetic field is strong enough to make the north pole of a very light compass needle align...

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Quantum Money with Classical Verification  

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We propose and construct a quantum money scheme that allows verification through classical communication with a bank. This is the first demonstration that a secure quantum money scheme exists that does not require quantum communication for coin verification. Our scheme is secure against adaptive adversaries - this property is not directly related to the possibility of classical verification, nevertheless none of the earlier quantum money constructions is known to possess it.

Dmitry Gavinsky

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Safeguards Verification Measurement Techniques  

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This chapter deals with the “nuclear safeguards” verification system and describes procedures and measurement methods that allow the safeguards inspectorates/authorities...

M. Zendel; D. L. Donohue; E. Kuhn; S. Deron; T. Bíró

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ensemble Forecasts and their Verification  

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· Ensemble forecast verification ­ Performance metrics: Brier Score, CRPSS · New concepts and developments of weather Sources: Insufficient spatial resolution, truncation errors in the dynamical equations

Maryland at College Park, University of

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Femtocell Coverage Optimisation Using Statistical Verification  

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Femtocell Coverage Optimisation Using Statistical Verification Tiejun Ma and Peter Pietzuch and coverage holes and ensure a balanced traffic workload among them. We use statistical verification the cost of self-optimisation. Keywords: Femtocell, Self-Optimisation, Statistical Verification 1

Pietzuch, Peter

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Tags and seals for arms control verification  

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Tags and seals have long been recognized as important tools in arms control. The trend in control of armaments is to limit militarily significant equipment that is capable of being verified through direct and cooperative means, chiefly on-site inspection or monitoring. Although this paper will focus on the CFE treaty, the role of tags and seals for other treaties will also be addressed. Published technology and concepts will be reviewed, based on open sources. Arms control verification tags are defined as unique identifiers designed to be tamper-revealing; in that respect, seals are similar, being used as indicators of unauthorized access. Tamper-revealing tags might be considered as single-point markers, seals as two-point couplings, and nets as volume containment. The functions of an arms control tag can be considered to be two-fold: to provide field verification of the identity of a treaty-limited item (TLI), and to have a means of authentication of the tag and its tamper-revealing features. Authentication could take place in the field or be completed elsewhere. For CFE, the goal of tags and seals can be to reduce the overall cost of the entire verification system.

DeVolpi, A.

1990-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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A Survey Of Seismic Activity Near Wairakei Geothermal Field, New Zealand |  

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Of Seismic Activity Near Wairakei Geothermal Field, New Zealand Of Seismic Activity Near Wairakei Geothermal Field, New Zealand Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Survey Of Seismic Activity Near Wairakei Geothermal Field, New Zealand Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: A five-week survey showed that seismic activity within 20 km of Wairakei Geothermal Field took place mainly at shallow depths (< 2 km), in or close to the Taupo Fault Belt, and occurred in swarms. Twenty-eight earthquakes, with magnitudes (M) between -1.3 and +2.8, were located; 43 other earthquakes, with M < 0.2, were recorded but could not be located. The distribution of located earthquakes did not correlate with known areas of surface geothermal activity. No located earthquake occurred beneath the

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Assessment of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Methods...  

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Assessment of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Methods - 2014 BTO Peer Review Assessment of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Methods - 2014 BTO Peer Review...

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Benefits of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification | Department...  

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Benefits of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Benefits of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification This document provides information about the benefits of performing...

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Near Surface Leakage Monitoring for the Verification and Accounting of Geologic Carbon Sequestration Using a Field Ready {sup 14}C Isotopic Analyzer  

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Results for the development of a field ready multi-isotopic analyzer for {sup 12}CO{sub 2}, {sup 13}CO{sub 2} and {sup 14}CO{sub 2} and applications for carbon capture and storage (CCS) containment performance are described. A design goal of the field platform was to provide isotopic data with a high data rate, a standardized reference baseline and acceptable precision (e.g., ~ ±50 per mil D{sup 14}CO{sub 2}) for detection and quantification of fossil-fuel CO{sub 2} CCS leakage scenarios. The instrument platform was not designed to replace high precision accelerator mass spectrometry. An additional goal was to combine project scale isotopic data and associated fluxes with unique financial instruments linking CCS containment performance to a publicly traded security providing project revenue to stakeholders. While the primary goals of the project were attained additional work is needed for the instrument platform and deployment within a full scale CCS site that was not available during the project timeframe.

Marino, Bruno

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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MULTIVESSEL BATCH DISTILLATION EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION  

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MULTIVESSEL BATCH DISTILLATION ­ EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION Bernd Wittgens and Sigurd Skogestad 1 The experimental verification of the operation of a multivessel batch distillation column, operated under total vessels, provides a generalization of previously proposed batch distillation schemes. We propose a simple

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Solar Energy Education. Industrial arts: student activities. Field test edition  

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In this teaching manual several activities are presented to introduce students to information on solar energy through classroom instruction. Wind power is also included. Instructions for constructing demonstration models for passive solar systems, photovoltaic cells, solar collectors and water heaters, and a bicycle wheel wind turbine are provided. (BCS)

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1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A U-Th Calcite Isochron Age From An Active Geothermal Field In New Zealand  

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U-Th Calcite Isochron Age From An Active Geothermal Field In New Zealand U-Th Calcite Isochron Age From An Active Geothermal Field In New Zealand Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A U-Th Calcite Isochron Age From An Active Geothermal Field In New Zealand Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: We report here the first U-Th disequilibrium age for a hydrothermal mineral from an active geothermal system in New Zealand. Vein calcite recovered from a depth of 389 m in Well Thm-1 at the Tauhara geothermal field has an age of 99±44 ka BP. This age was determined using a leachate-leachate isochron technique on four silicate containing sub-samples of calcite from a single vein. Although the error on this isochron age is considerable, it is significantly younger than the earlier

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TFE Verification Program  

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The objective of the semiannual progress report is to summarize the technical results obtained during the latest reporting period. The information presented herein will include evaluated test data, design evaluations, the results of analyses and the significance of results. The program objective is to demonstrate the technology readiness of a TFE (thermionic fuel element) suitable for use as the basic element in a thermionic reactor with electric power output in the 0.5 to 5.0 MW(e) range, and a full-power life of 7 years. The TFE Verification Program builds directly on the technology and data base developed in the 1960s and early 1970s in an AEC/NASA program, and in the SP-100 program conducted in 1983, 1984 and 1985. In the SP-100 program, the attractive features of thermionic power conversion technology were recognized but concern was expressed over the lack of fast reactor irradiation data. The TFE Verification Program addresses this concern.

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1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification  

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Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification Sampling Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification Sampling Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. May 2004, Monterey, California. Charles Tabor, Randall Juhlin, Paul Darr, Julian Caballero, Joseph Daniel, David Ingle Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification Sampling More Documents & Publications Steam and ET-DSP Combined for DNAPL Remediation: Full-Scale Site Restoration at Young - Rainey STAR Center Project Overview: Successful Field-Scale In Situ Thermal NAPL Remediation Successful Field-Scale In Situ Thermal NAPL Remediation at the Young - Rainey STAR Center

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Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification  

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Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification Sampling Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification Sampling Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. May 2004, Monterey, California. Charles Tabor, Randall Juhlin, Paul Darr, Julian Caballero, Joseph Daniel, David Ingle Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification Sampling More Documents & Publications Project Overview: Successful Field-Scale In Situ Thermal NAPL Remediation Successful Field-Scale In Situ Thermal NAPL Remediation at the Young - Rainey STAR Center Steam and ET-DSP Combined for DNAPL Remediation: Full-Scale Site Restoration at Young - Rainey STAR Center

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ESPC ENABLE Measurement and Verification Plan Template  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Document contains a comprehensive measurement and verification plan template for a proposed ESPC ENABLE project.

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COMPUTER-BASED PROCEDURE FOR FIELD ACTIVITIES: RESULTS FROM THREE EVALUATIONS AT NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS  

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Nearly all activities that involve human interaction with the systems of a nuclear power plant are guided by procedures. The paper-based procedures (PBPs) currently used by industry have a demonstrated history of ensuring safety; however, improving procedure use could yield tremendous savings in increased efficiency and safety. One potential way to improve procedure-based activities is through the use of computer-based procedures (CBPs). Computer-based procedures provide the opportunity to incorporate context driven job aids, such as drawings, photos, just-in-time training, etc into CBP system. One obvious advantage of this capability is reducing the time spent tracking down the applicable documentation. Additionally, human performance tools can be integrated in the CBP system in such way that helps the worker focus on the task rather than the tools. Some tools can be completely incorporated into the CBP system, such as pre-job briefs, placekeeping, correct component verification, and peer checks. Other tools can be partly integrated in a fashion that reduces the time and labor required, such as concurrent and independent verification. Another benefit of CBPs compared to PBPs is dynamic procedure presentation. PBPs are static documents which limits the degree to which the information presented can be tailored to the task and conditions when the procedure is executed. The CBP system could be configured to display only the relevant steps based on operating mode, plant status, and the task at hand. A dynamic presentation of the procedure (also known as context-sensitive procedures) will guide the user down the path of relevant steps based on the current conditions. This feature will reduce the user’s workload and inherently reduce the risk of incorrectly marking a step as not applicable and the risk of incorrectly performing a step that should be marked as not applicable. As part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Light Water Reactors Sustainability Program, researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) along with partners from the nuclear industry have been investigating the design requirements for computer-based work instructions (including operations procedures, work orders, maintenance procedures, etc.) to increase efficiency, safety, and cost competitiveness of existing light water reactors.

Oxstrand, Johanna [Idaho National Laboratory; Bly, Aaron [Idaho National Laboratory; LeBlanc, Katya [Idaho National Laboratory

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of a modified gradient lease squares algorithm to an adaptive, actively quenched, sound field system  

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A modified least squares algorithm, preventing the overflow of the discharge grid of weight coefficients of an adaptive transverse filter and guaranteeing stable system operation, is suggested for the tuning of an adaptive system of an actively quenched sound field. Experimental results are provided for an adaptive filter with a modified algorithm in a system of several harmonic components of an actively quenched sound field.

Belyakov, A.A.; Mal`tsev, A.A.; Medvedev, S.Yu. [and others

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Become an SEP Verification Body  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) establishes a high standard in energy management and performance, and SEP certification validates your commitment to energy efficiency by verifying your achieved energy performance improvement using an ANSI-ANAB Accredited Verification body. This third-party verification provides independent confirmation of energy performance achievements and commitment to managing energy use. Currently, SEP is the only national certification program offering this level of rigor and credibility to industrial facilities through accredited third-party verification of sustained energy performance improvements.

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Organics Verification Study for Sinclair and Dyes Inlets, Washington  

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Sinclair and Dyes Inlets near Bremerton, Washington, are on the State of Washington 1998 303(d) list of impaired waters because of fecal coliform contamination in marine water, metals in sediment and fish tissue, and organics in sediment and fish tissue. Because significant cleanup and source control activities have been conducted in the inlets since the data supporting the 1998 303(d) listings were collected, two verification studies were performed to address the 303(d) segments that were listed for metal and organic contaminants in marine sediment. The Metals Verification Study (MVS) was conducted in 2003; the final report, Metals Verification Study for Sinclair and Dyes Inlets, Washington, was published in March 2004 (Kohn et al. 2004). This report describes the Organics Verification Study that was conducted in 2005. The study approach was similar to the MVS in that many surface sediment samples were screened for the major classes of organic contaminants, and then the screening results and other available data were used to select a subset of samples for quantitative chemical analysis. Because the MVS was designed to obtain representative data on concentrations of contaminants in surface sediment throughout Sinclair Inlet, Dyes Inlet, Port Orchard Passage, and Rich Passage, aliquots of the 160 MVS sediment samples were used in the analysis for the Organics Verification Study. However, unlike metals screening methods, organics screening methods are not specific to individual organic compounds, and are not available for some target organics. Therefore, only the quantitative analytical results were used in the organics verification evaluation. The results of the Organics Verification Study showed that sediment quality outside of Sinclair Inlet is unlikely to be impaired because of organic contaminants. Similar to the results for metals, in Sinclair Inlet, the distribution of residual organic contaminants is generally limited to nearshore areas already within the actively managed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility Superfund Site, where further source-control actions and monitoring are under way.

Kohn, Nancy P.; Brandenberger, Jill M.; Niewolny, Laurie A.; Johnston, Robert K.

2006-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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International performance measurement and verification protocol for new construction  

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Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol for New1. INTRODUCTION Measurement and Verification (M&V) of energyPerformance Measurement & Verification Protocol.

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AHAM DOE Verification Test Agreement | Department of Energy  

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DOE Verification Test Agreement AHAM DOE Verification Test Agreement This letter is to inform AHAM that DOE is adopting a new policy regarding DOE ENERGY STAR verification testing...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Advanced Simulation Computing: Verification &  

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Verification & Validation Verification & Validation high-fidelity simulations The Verification and Validation (V&V) program conducts two major activities at Sandia. The first is to perform assessments and studies that quantify confidence in Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) calculation results. The second activity develops and improves V&V and uncertainty quantification methods, metrics, and standards. Assessments This project area conducts studies and assessments for Sandia's engineering simulation focus areas (outlined below). These assessments quantify the prediction uncertainty of the engineering codes as they apply to applications in the four focus areas. Safety and Security This area focuses on engineering codes as they apply to nuclear weapon. External load prediction capability includes mechanical (impact, pressure,)

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New development activities in the field of wet welding  

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The Wet Welding process has now become an interesting alternative repair process due to its high flexibility, its low investment costs and its high versatility. However, due to the prior bad reputation of the in former times achievable low weldment quality, due to extremely high hardness, high porosity, high hydrogen contamination and in combination with this high cracking susceptibility the wet welding process nowadays requires further activities to improve its reputation and credibility. New acceptance criteria, more detailed information on the achievable weldment quality and especially the development of life prediction data for wet welded components are now required. Advanced testing methods are necessary, additional design criteria are to be developed and achievable weldment quality data are to be included in acknowledged and approved standards and recommendations. Only by the provision of such data the credibility of the process and the problem of quality assurance for wet welded joints can be improved. In two comprehensive projects, sponsored by the European Community under the Thermie Programme, process development and new testing procedures have bene procured and are still under progress to generate the required data and new design criteria for the future application of the wet welding process to main components of offshore structures. The water depths in the range of 50 to 100 msw have been selected for the application of the wet welding process to structural components, as these depths include that range of application in which this process can become competitive to the hyperbaric dry welding process. The international trend to mechanize and automate the hyperbaric welding processes in dry environments can even be completed by the application of a semiautomatic wet welding process, which has already shown very promising results. This process is applicable to mechanized systems (e.g. to a wet robot system).

Szelagowski, P.; Osthus, V. [GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht (Germany); Petershagen, H.; Pohl, R. [Univ. Hamburg (Germany). Inst. fuer Schiffbau; Lafaye, G. [Stolt Comex Seaway, S.A., Marseille (France)

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1. Introduction Copper, along with iron active sites dominate the field of  

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#12;1. Introduction Copper, along with iron active sites dominate the field of biological oxygen chemistry[1] and play important roles in homogeneous[2] and heterogeneous catalysis.[3, 4] Copper pro- teins heme ± iron centers).[8] The known copper proteins which are involved in dioxygen binding, activation

Chen, Peng

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Purity verification and measurement uncertainty  

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In chemical analysis, laboratories are required to verify the purity of reference material being used. Also, the contributions from the verification procedure, where significant, have to be included in the estima...

Siu Kay Wong

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cleanup Verification Package for the 300 VTS Waste Site  

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This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action for the 300 Area Vitrification Test Site, also known as the 300 VTS site. The site was used by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a field demonstration site for in situ vitrification of soils containing simulated waste.

S. W. Clark and T. H. Mitchell

2006-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Microseismicity and 3-D Mapping of an Active Geothermal Field, Kilauea  

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Microseismicity and 3-D Mapping of an Active Geothermal Field, Kilauea Microseismicity and 3-D Mapping of an Active Geothermal Field, Kilauea Lower East Rift Zone, Puna, Hawaii Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Microseismicity and 3-D Mapping of an Active Geothermal Field, Kilauea Lower East Rift Zone, Puna, Hawaii Abstract The local fault and dike structures in Puna, southeastern Hawaii, are of interest both in terms of electricity productionand volcanic hazard monitoring. The geothermal powerplant at Puna has a 30 MW capacity and is built on a sectionof the Kilauea Lower East Rift Zone that was resurfaced by lava flows as recently as 1955 and 1960.The Puna Borehole Network was established in 2006 inorder to provide detailed seismic data about the Puna geothermal field. The array consists of eight 3-component borehole

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Activity of an enzyme immobilized on superparamagnetic particles in a rotational magnetic field  

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We immobilize {alpha}-amylase extracted from Bacillus Iicheniformis on the surfaces of superparamagnetic particles and investigate the effect of a rotational magnetic field on the enzyme's activity. We find that the activity of the enzyme molecules immobilized on superparamagnetic particles increases in the rotational magnetic field and reaches maximum at a certain frequency. We clarify the effect of the cluster structures formed by the superparamagnetic particles on the activity. Enzyme reactions are enhanced even in a tiny volume of solution using the present method, which is very important for the development of efficient micro reactors and micro total analysis systems ({mu}-TAS).

Mizuki, Toru; Watanabe, Noriyuki; Nagaoka, Yutaka [Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo University, Saitama 350-8585 (Japan)] [Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo University, Saitama 350-8585 (Japan); Fukushima, Tadamasa [Shimadzu GLC Ltd., Phenomenex Support Centre, Tokyo 110-0016 (Japan)] [Shimadzu GLC Ltd., Phenomenex Support Centre, Tokyo 110-0016 (Japan); Morimoto, Hisao; Usami, Ron [Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo University, Saitama 350-8585 (Japan)] [Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo University, Saitama 350-8585 (Japan); Maekawa, Toru, E-mail: maekawa@toyonet.toyo.ac.jp [Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo University, Saitama 350-8585 (Japan)] [Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo University, Saitama 350-8585 (Japan)

2010-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Errors for Space-Based Doppler Lidar Wind Measurements: Definition, Performance, and Verification  

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Verification of space-based wind measurements will be difficult because of the random variations of the atmospheric velocity field over the measurement volume. The definition of accuracy requires a definition of “truth.” For this work, truth is ...

Rod Frehlich

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commissioning/ verification : Daylighting The New York Times Building  

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Commissioning/ verification Commissioning/ verification Overview The architectural approach The owner's approach Daylighting field study Daylighting control systems Automated roller shades Procurement specifications Shades and Shade Controls Lighting Controls Visualizing daylight Commissioning/ verification Demand response Mainstream solutions Post-occupancy evaluation Publications Sponsors Project team Commissioning/ verification The construction cycle of the building life cycle is the time when the design intent is translated into a physical reality. Given novel integrated systems with which contractors (vendors, installers, commissioning (Cx) agents, etc.) do not have much experience, there is a risk that carefully laid plans will go amiss. To insure that the automated shading and daylighting control systems were installed and operating as intended, the manufacturers, LBNL, and the Times Company developed procedures to commission and verify system performance. With verification data resulting from these procedures, the Times Company possessed the unique capability to measure and compare performance to design intent then discuss and tune system performance with the manufacturer prior to closure of the work scope and occupancy of the building.

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PRODUCTION VERIFICATION TESTS  

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A summary of the demonstration of 14 stages (in 10 wells) of a unique liquid-free stimulation process which employs carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) as the working fluid in ten Candidate Wells. Three were situated in Perry County and seven in Pike County of eastern kentucky's Big Sandy gas field. These activities included four individual efforts which have previously been described in detail in four submitted Final Reports, and are herein summarized. These ten Candidate wells produce from the Devonian Shale which is well known to be damaged by liquid based stimulation processes. They were treated with a total of fourteen stages; four as a single stage, and the others in two stages per well all containing approximately 120 tons of CO{sub 2} per stage. These liquid free stimulations also contained proppant quantities on the order of 45,000 lbs per stage. The results show in the three Perry Co Candidate wells that the stimulations were not as effective as the best conventional technology, and resulted in a stimulation cost for produced gas of $0.69 per Mcf vs $0.43 for N{sub 2} gas stimulations. The results in the Pike County Candidates, where the shale section is thicker--1,025 vs. 350 feet, indicated a superior response from the wells stimulated with the CO{sub 2}/sand process. A five year production benefit of 67.7 MMcf per stage, or 135.4 MMcf per well over that from the closest competing technology which results in a 3.41 benefit ratio and a stimulation cost for produced gas of $0.47 per Mcf vs $1.14 for N{sub 2} gas.

Raymond L. Mazza

2003-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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REVISED FINAL REPORT – INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY ACTIVITIES AT THE SEPARATIONS PROCESS RESEARCH UNIT SITES, NISKAYUNA, NEW YORK – DCN 0496-SR-06-1  

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The Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) complex located on the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) site in Niskayuna, New York, was constructed in the late 1940s to research the chemical separation of plutonium and uranium (Figure A-1). SPRU operated as a laboratory scale research facility between February 1950 and October 1953. The research activities ceased following the successful development of the reduction oxidation and plutonium/uranium extraction processes. The oxidation and extraction processes were subsequently developed for large scale use by the Hanford and Savannah River sites (aRc 2008a). Decommissioning of the SPRU facilities began in October 1953 and continued through the 1990s.

Evan Harpenau

2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of RTL verification input stimulus  

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This thesis presents an approach for generating input stimulus for verification of register-transfer level (RTL) design of VLSI circuits. RTL design is often subjected to a significant verification effort due to errors introduced during manual...

Selvarathinam, Anand Manivannan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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International Approaches to Measurement and Verification of  

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LBNL-6419E International Approaches to Measurement and Verification of Continual ImprovementKane, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Julia Vetromile, DNV KEMA ABSTRACT Effective measurement and verification.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. #12;International Approaches to Measurement

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Verification, Validation and Testing OSMAN BALCI  

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1 CHAPTER 10 Verification, Validation and Testing OSMAN BALCI Virginia Tech 10.1 INTRODUCTION involves the measurement and assessment of a variety of quality char- acteristics such as accuracy is assessed by conducting verification, validation and testing (VV&T). #12;2 Model Verification

Tesfatsion, Leigh

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Runtime verification of microcontroller binary code  

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Runtime verification bridges the gap between formal verification and testing by providing techniques and tools that connect executions of a software to its specification without trying to prove the absence of errors. This article presents a framework ... Keywords: Embedded real-time systems, Past time LTL, Runtime verification

Thomas Reinbacher; Jörg Brauer; Martin Horauer; Andreas Steininger; Stefan Kowalewski

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Northern Thailand Geophysics Field Camp: Overview of Activities Lee M. Liberty  

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Northern Thailand Geophysics Field Camp: Overview of Activities Lee M. Liberty Boise State and industries with communities in need using applied geophysics projects as a means to benefit people and the environment around the world. Our GWB project was developed to educate and connect local geophysicists

Barrash, Warren

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Particle acceleration and radiation by direct electric fields in flaring complex solar active regions  

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to connect the energy re- lease process with the acceleration of electrons in solar flares, using a CA modelParticle acceleration and radiation by direct electric fields in flaring complex solar active-Meudon, 92195 Meudon Cedex, FRANCE Abstract The acceleration and radiation of solar energetic particles

Anastasiadis, Anastasios

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NIOSH -Nanotechnology Research Center Active in the lab and in the field  

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NIOSH - Nanotechnology Research Center Active in the lab and in the field Laura Hodson, MSPH, CIH Kenneth F. Martinez, MSEE, CIH Charles Geraci, PhD, CIH Nanotechnology Research Center Education and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy. #12;Nanotechnology

Farritor, Shane

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Directly Mapping Magnetic Field Effects of Neuronal Activity by Magnetic Resonance  

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Directly Mapping Magnetic Field Effects of Neuronal Activity by Magnetic Resonance Imaging Jinhu Xiong,* Peter T. Fox, and Jia-Hong Gao Research Imaging Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Abstract: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of brain functional

Gabrieli, John

113

Design of active loops for magnetic field mitigation in MV/LV substation surroundings  

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Abstract This paper deals with the application and optimization of active loops for the mitigation of the magnetic field generated by complex sources, especially MV/LV substations. Various active-loop configurations are proposed, which are analyzed in several regions located close to a particular MV/LV substation, and the optimum geometry and location of the loops are obtained together with the optimum current (magnitude and phase) to be injected into the loops. All this is performed by means of a genetic algorithm in order to reduce the average magnetic field inside the target volume (inspection volume) to the minimum. The performance of the proposed active loops is compared with that obtained via other well-known mitigation technique, such as conductive/ferromagnetic passive shields. The main results are analyzed, and the differences, in terms of performance, between the two shielding techniques, and their proper application to MV/LV substations, are highlighted.

Juan Carlos del-Pino-López; Luca Giaccone; Aldo Canova; Pedro Cruz-Romero

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification  

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Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Approach Title Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Approach Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2011 Authors Earni, Shankar, Philip Coleman, and Mark D. Sanders Conference Name ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry Volume 1 Pagination 68-79 Date Published 1/2011 Abstract This study reviews a sample set of measurement and verification (M&V) plans from federal ESPC projects to understand and assess the overall status of M&V practices. The review identifies some of the key issues that need to be addressed to improve the rigor and transparency of M&V practices. To mitigate some of the identified M&V issues, this work also reviews existing M&V protocols, guidelines and other pertinent literature to identify strategies that can augment traditional M&V approaches. The authors provide a framework to identify ways to integrate M&V and commissioning activities into the ESPC process, combining M&V activities and advanced meter data into a monitoring-based commissioning approach that reduces the uncertainty of savings while ensuring their persistence.

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Carbon Storage Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research |  

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Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research Carbon Storage Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research Reliable and cost-effective monitoring, verification and accounting (MVA) techniques are an important part of making geologic sequestration a safe, effective, and acceptable method for greenhouse gas control. MVA of geologic storage sites is expected to serve several purposes, including addressing safety and environmental concerns; inventory verification; project and national accounting of greenhouse gas emissions reductions at geologic storage sites; and evaluating potential regional, national, and international greenhouse gas reduction goals. The goal of our program area is to develop and demonstrate a broad portfolio of technologies, applications, and accounting requirements that

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Design for manufacturability Design verification  

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ITRS Design #12;Design · Design for manufacturability · Design verification #12;Design for Manufacturability · Architecture challenges · Logic and circuit challenges · Layout and physical design challenges · Expected to be the source of multiple DFM challenges · Invest in variability reduction or design

Patel, Chintan

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The influence of the magnetic field on the performance of an active magnetic regenerator (AMR)  

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The influence of the time variation of the magnetic field, termed the magnetic field profile, on the performance of a magnetocaloric refrigeration device using the active magnetic regeneration (AMR) cycle is studied for a number of process parameters for both a parallel plate and packed bed regenerator using a numerical model. The cooling curve of the AMR is shown to be almost linear far from the Curie temperature of the magnetocaloric material. It is shown that a magnetic field profile that is 10% of the cycle time out of sync with the flow profile leads to a drop in both the maximum temperature span and the maximum cooling capacity of 20-40\\% for both parallel plate and packed bed regenerators. The maximum cooling capacity is shown to depend very weakly on the ramp rate of the magnetic field. Reducing the temporal width of the high field portion of the magnetic field profile by 10% leads to a drop in maximum temperature span and maximum cooling capacity of 5-20%. An increase of the magnetic field from 1 T t...

Bjørk, R

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A quantum cascade laser in a transverse magnetic field. A model of the open triple-barrier active region  

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A theory of spectral parameters and active dynamic conductivity of the quantum cascade laser is proposed in the model of a triple-barrier active region of an individual cascade in a transverse magnetic field. In ...

N. V. Tkach; I. V. Boyko; Ju. A. Seti; G. G. Zegrya

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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50 Hz sinusoidal magnetic fields do not affect human lymphocyte activation and proliferation in vitro  

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In the last 30 years, an increasing public concern about the possible harmful effects of electromagnetic fields generated by power lines and domestic appliances has pushed the scientific community to search for a correct and comprehensive answer to this problem. In this work the effects of exposure to 50 Hz sinusoidal magnetic fields, with a magnetic flux density of 0.05 mT and 2.5 mT (peak values), were studied on human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) collected from healthy young and elderly donors. Cell activation and proliferation were investigated by using flow cytometry techniques and 3H-TdR incorporation assays, respectively. The results obtained indicated that exposure to the fields altered neither DNA synthesis nor the capacity of lymphocytes to enter the activation phase and progress into the cell cycle. Thus, the conclusions are that two important functional phases of human lymphocytes, such as activation and proliferation, are not affected by exposures to 50 Hz magnetic fields similar to those found under power lines.

Miriam Capri; Pietro Mesirca; Daniel Remondini; Simona Carosella; Sara Pasi; Gastone Castellani; Claudio Franceschi; Ferdinando Bersani

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TWIST AND CONNECTIVITY OF MAGNETIC FIELD LINES IN THE SOLAR ACTIVE REGION NOAA 10930  

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Twist and connectivity of magnetic field lines in the flare-productive active region NOAA 10930 are investigated in terms of the vector magnetograms observed by the Solar Optical Telescope on board the Hinode satellite and the nonlinear force-free field (NLFFF) extrapolation. First, we show that the footpoints of magnetic field lines reconstructed by the NLFFF correspond well to the conjugate pair of highly sheared flare ribbons on the Ca II images, which were observed by Hinode as an X3.4 class flare on 2006 December 13. This demonstrates that the NLFFF extrapolation may be used to analyze the magnetic field connectivity. Second, we find that the twist of magnetic field lines anchored on the flare ribbons increased as the ribbons moved away from the magnetic polarity inversion line in the early phase of the flare. This suggests that magnetic reconnection might commence from a region located below the most strongly twisted field. Third, we reveal that the magnetic flux twisted more than a half turn and gradually increased during the last one day prior to the onset of the flare, and that it quickly decreased for two hours after the flare. This is consistent with the store-and-release scenario of magnetic helicity. However, within this active region, only a small fraction of the flux was twisted by more than one full turn and the field lines that reconnected first were twisted less than one turn. These results imply that the kink mode instability could hardly occur, at least before the onset of flare. Based on our results, we discuss the trigger process of solar flares.

Inoue, S. [National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), 4-2-1, Nukui-Kitamachi, koganei, Tokyo 184-8795 (Japan); Kusano, K.; Yamamoto, T. T. [Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601 (Japan); Magara, T. [Department of Astronomy and Space Science, School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, 1, Seocheon-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, 446-701 (Korea, Republic of); Shiota, D., E-mail: inosato@nict.go.jp [Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN - Institute of Physics and Chemical Research, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

2011-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons Learned from Independent Verification Activities  

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The Department of Energy clears property from radiological control after the property has been demonstrated to meet the Department’s stringent radiation protection requirements.

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Field Testing of Activated Carbon Injection Options for Mercury Control at TXU's Big Brown Station  

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Field TesTing oF AcTivATed cArbon Field TesTing oF AcTivATed cArbon injecTion opTions For Mercury conTrol AT TXu's big brown sTATion Background The 2005 Clean Air Mercury Rule will require significant reductions in mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. Lignite coal is unique because of its highly variable ash content (rich in alkali and alkaline-earth elements), high moisture levels, low chlorine content, and high calcium content. Unique to Texas lignite coals are relatively high iron and selenium concentrations. When combusting Texas lignite coals, up to 80 percent of the mercury in the flue gas is present as elemental mercury, which is not readily captured by downstream pollution control devices. To better understand the factors that influence mercury control at units firing

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Neptunium flow-sheet verification at reprocessing plants  

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Due to their fissile nature, neptunium and americium have at least a theoretical potential application as nuclear explosives and their proliferation potential was considered by the IAEA in studies in the late 1990's. This work was motivated by an increased awareness of the proliferation potential of americium and neptunium and a number of emerging projects in peaceful nuclear programmes which could result in an increase in the available quantities of these minor actinides. The studies culminated in proposals for various voluntary measures including the reporting of international transfers of separated americium and neptunium, declarations concerning the amount of separated neptunium and americium held by states and the application of flow-sheet verification to ensure that facilities capable of separating americium or neptunium are operated in a manner consistent with that declared. This paper discusses the issue of neptunium flowsheet verification in reprocessing plants. The proliferation potential of neptunium is first briefly discussed and then the chemistry of neptunium relevant to reprocessing plants described with a view to indicating a number of issues relevant to the verification of neptunium flow-sheets. Finally, the scope of verification activities is discussed including analysis of process and engineering design information, plant monitoring and sampling and the potential application of containment and surveillance measures. (authors)

Rance, P.; Chesnay, B.; Killeen, T.; Murray, M.; Nikkinen, M.; Petoe, A.; Plumb, J.; Saukkonen, H. [International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna (Austria)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Software Verification and Testing Lecture Notes: Testing I  

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Software Verification and Testing Lecture Notes: Testing I #12;Motivation verification: · powerful · automated techniques rather limited testing: (as "poor man's verification") · can only detect presence mathematical skills 1 #12;Motivation verification vs testing: · verification used often in early stages

Struth, Georg

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Verification Survey of the Building 315 Zero Power Reactor-6 Facility, Argonne National Laboratory-East, Argonne, Illinois  

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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) conducted independent verification radiological survey activities at Argonne National Laboratory’s Building 315, Zero Power Reactor-6 facility in Argonne, Illinois. Independent verification survey activities included document and data reviews, alpha plus beta and gamma surface scans, alpha and beta surface activity measurements, and instrumentation comparisons. An interim letter report and a draft report, documenting the verification survey findings, were submitted to the DOE on November 8, 2006 and February 22, 2007, respectively (ORISE 2006b and 2007).

W. C. Adams

2007-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Diagnosing the Sensitivity of Binary Image Measures to Bias, Location, and Event Frequency within a Forecast Verification Framework  

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While the use of binary distance measures has a substantial history in the field of image processing, these techniques have only recently been applied in the area of forecast verification. Designed to quantify the distance between two images, ...

Benjamin R. J. Schwedler; Michael E. Baldwin

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Data Verification and Standardization  

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The objective of this interagency program is to provide accurate neutron interaction verification and standardization data for the U.S. Department of Energy Division of Nuclear Physics programs which include astrophysics, radioactive beam studies, and heavy-ion reactions. The measurements made in this program are also useful to other programs that indirectly use the unique properties of the neutron for diagnostic and analytical purposes. These include homeland security, personnel health and safety, nuclear waste disposal, treaty verification, national defense, and nuclear based energy production. The work includes the verification of reference standard cross sections and related neutron data employing the unique facilities and capabilities at NIST and other laboratories as required; leadership and participation in international intercomparisons and collaborations; and the preservation of standard reference deposits. An essential element of the program is critical evaluation of neutron interaction data standards including international coordinations. Data testing of critical data for important applications is included. The program is jointly supported by the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Karam, Lisa R.; Arif, Muhammad; Thompson, Alan K.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification Challenges at Low Numbers  

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Many papers have dealt with the political difficulties and ramifications of deep nuclear arms reductions, and the issues of “Going to Zero”. Political issues include extended deterrence, conventional weapons, ballistic missile defense, and regional and geo-political security issues. At each step on the road to low numbers, the verification required to ensure compliance of all parties will increase significantly. Looking post New START, the next step will likely include warhead limits in the neighborhood of 1000 . Further reductions will include stepping stones at1000 warheads, 100’s of warheads, and then 10’s of warheads before final elimination could be considered of the last few remaining warheads and weapons. This paper will focus on these three threshold reduction levels, 1000, 100’s, 10’s. For each, the issues and challenges will be discussed, potential solutions will be identified, and the verification technologies and chain of custody measures that address these solutions will be surveyed. It is important to note that many of the issues that need to be addressed have no current solution. In these cases, the paper will explore new or novel technologies that could be applied. These technologies will draw from the research and development that is ongoing throughout the national laboratory complex, and will look at technologies utilized in other areas of industry for their application to arms control verification.

Benz, Jacob M.; Booker, Paul M.; McDonald, Benjamin S.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods of Verification, Accountability and Control of Special Nuclear Material  

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This session demonstrates nondestructive assay (NDA) measurement, surveillance and analysis technology required to protect, control and account (MPC and A) for special nuclear materials (SNM) in sealed containers. These measurements, observations and analyses comprise state-of-the art, strengthened, SNM safeguards systems. Staff member specialists, actively involved in research, development, training and implementation worldwide, will present six NDA verification systems and two software tools for integration and analysis of facility MPC and A data.

Stewart, J.E.

1999-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

130

Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Overview | Department...  

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

Measurement and Verification Plan for Your Energy Efficiency ProjectProgram A Primer on EM&V, Data Collection, Tracking and Reporting of Efficiency Savings, and Supporting...

131

ESPC ENABLE Measurement and Verification Protocol  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Document provides an overview of the Measurement and Verification (M&V) Protocol utilized within ENABLE energy savings performance contract projects.

132

Superior Energy Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol...  

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

and Verification Protocol for Industry (November 2012) More Documents & Publications Energy Intensity Baselining and Tracking Guidance EnPI V4.0 Tool Algorithm Superior Energy...

133

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Verification | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Verification DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Verification DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes Verification, a publication of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Homes program. DOE...

134

Ultrathin Palladium Membranes Prepared by a Novel Electric Field Assisted Activation  

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Ultra-thin Pd composite membranes with a thickness of 1 ?m were prepared by a novel electric-field assisted activation technique followed by electroless deposition of Pd on a hollow-fiber ?-alumina support. The novel activation method places Pd precursors and a reducing agent on opposite sides of a porous substrate and uses an electric field to cause migration of Pd ions to the outer surface where they are reduced to form seeds in high density in a narrow spatial region. The resulting membranes showed a high hydrogen permeance in the range of 4.0–5.0 × 10{sup ?6} mol m{sup ?2} s{sup ?1} Pa{sup ?1} and stable H{sub 2}/N{sub 2} selectivity of 3000–9000 during stability tests for 150 h at 733 K with H{sub 2} flow. The formation of the thin, defect-less and robust Pd layer can be ascribed to the evenly distributed Pd seeds on the support layer and the enhanced bonding between the Pd layer and the support layer resulting from the strong anchoring of the Pd seeds onto the support in the new activation step.

Yun, Samhun; Ko, Joon Ho; Oyama, S. Ted

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

ORO Verification of Employment Tracking System(VETS) PIA, Oak...  

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

Verification of Employment Tracking System(VETS) PIA, Oak ridge Operations Office ORO Verification of Employment Tracking System(VETS) PIA, Oak ridge Operations Office ORO...

136

Introduction to Measurement and Verification for DOE Super ESPC...  

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

Introduction to Measurement and Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects Introduction to Measurement and Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects Document offers an overview of why...

137

Example Measurement & Verification Plan for a Super ESPC Project...  

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

Example Measurement & Verification Plan for a Super ESPC Project Example Measurement & Verification Plan for a Super ESPC Project Report features a comprehensive measurement and...

138

M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...  

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

M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects Document describes the Federal...

139

Reviewing Measurement and Verification Plans for Federal ESPC...  

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

Reviewing Measurement and Verification Plans for Federal ESPC Projects Reviewing Measurement and Verification Plans for Federal ESPC Projects Document provides a framework for...

140

M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...  

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

M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects FEMP's standard procedures and...

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141

Advanced Waste Management Now Available as Accredited SEP Verification...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Waste Management Now Available as Accredited SEP Verification Body Advanced Waste Management Now Available as Accredited SEP Verification Body October 24, 2014 - 2:58pm Addthis The...

142

ENERGY STAR Appliance Verification Testing - Pilot Program Summary...  

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

Appliance Verification Testing - Pilot Program Summary Report dated February 3, 2012 ENERGY STAR Appliance Verification Testing - Pilot Program Summary Report dated February 3,...

143

DOE Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR, April 22...  

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

Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR, April 22, 2011 DOE Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR, April 22, 2011 This document describes ENERGY STAR verificaion...

144

California ARB Verification Testing of the CBSTM Soot Filter...  

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

California ARB Verification Testing of the CBSTM Soot Filter for Stationary Diesel Applications California ARB Verification Testing of the CBSTM Soot Filter for Stationary Diesel...

145

ENERGY STAR Test Procedures and Verification | Department of...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Appliance & Equipment Standards ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR Test Procedures and Verification ENERGY STAR Test Procedures and Verification The Department of Energy (DOE) is the...

146

Verification of Shell GTL Fuel as CARB Alternative Diesel | Department...  

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

Verification of Shell GTL Fuel as CARB Alternative Diesel Verification of Shell GTL Fuel as CARB Alternative Diesel Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency &...

147

Inspection of surveillance equipment and activities at DOE Field Office, Richland  

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The purpose of this inspection was to review surveillance activities by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Field Office, Richland (RL) and contractor employees at the RL Hanford site for efficiency and economy and compliance with laws and regulations. The scope included surveillance activities, procedures, training, types of surveillance equipment, and management controls over the equipment and activities. We also looked at Departmental policies and procedures regarding the equipment and activities. Allegations of illegal surveillance that came to our attention during the course of this inspection were referred to the Department of Justice. As part of our review, inspectors were on-site at RL from February 11, 1991, through March 1, 1991. Follow-up trips to RL were also made in April, May, and June 1991. We also conducted interviews at Albuquerque, Savannah River, and Germantown of former RL employees and RL contractors who were on travel. Officials from DOE's Office of General Counsel (OGC), Office of Security Affairs, and Office of Safeguards and Security (S S) were also interviewed regarding the Department's purchase and possession of wiretapping and eavesdropping devices. We obtained 75 signed sworn statements from 55 individuals during the course of the inspection. 1 fig., 1 tab.

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1991-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

148

Functional Verification through Operation Diagnostics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ICEBO'11 Abstract Burgoyne 110328.docx Page 1 of 1 ? Ebert & Baumann Consulting Engineers, Inc. A B S T R A C T ICEBO 2011 New York City March 28, 2011 Functional Verification through Operation Diagnostics One of the core objectives... throughout occupancy. In this paper, Operation Diagnostics is applied in a case study. Ben Burgoyne, LEED? AP Mechanical Engineer Ebert & Baumann Consulting Engineers, Inc. A n E n t e r p r i s e o f t h e E b e r t - C o n s u l t i n g G r...

Burgoyne, B.

149

Quantum Money with Classical Verification Dmitry Gavinsky  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Quantum Money with Classical Verification Dmitry Gavinsky NEC Laboratories America, Inc. Princeton, NJ, U.S.A. Abstract We propose and construct a quantum money scheme that allows verification through classical communication with a bank. This is the first demonstration that a secure quantum money scheme

Gavinsky, Dmitry

150

Additional Verification Bodies Now Available for SEP  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Superior Energy Performance (SEP) recognizes industrial facilities that demonstrate energy management excellence and sustained energy savings. Third-party verification using an ANSI-ANAB Accredited Verification Body offers robust, independent confirmation of a facility's conformance to ISO 50001 and improved energy performance—providing accurate energy numbers that energy managers can present with confidence to management and other stakeholders.

151

The monitoring and verification of nuclear weapons  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper partially reviews and updates the potential for monitoring and verification of nuclear weapons, including verification of their destruction. Cooperative monitoring with templates of the gamma-ray spectrum are an important tool, dependent on the use of information barriers.

Garwin, Richard L., E-mail: RLG2@us.ibm.com [IBM Fellow Emeritus, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 (United States)

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

152

Lab and field estimates of active time of chemical alarm cues of a cyprinid fish and an  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Lab and field estimates of active time of chemical alarm cues of a cyprinid fish and an amphipod., 1999; Stankowich, 2008), seismic (Gregory et al., 1986) and vibratory mechanostimuli (Kirchner et al

Wisenden, Brian D.

153

Determination of Topology Skeleton of Magnetic Fields in a Solar Active Region  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The knowledge of magnetic topology is the key to understand magnetic energy release in astrophysics. Based on observed vector magnetograms, we have determined threedimensional (3D) topology skeleton of the magnetic fields in active region NOAA 10720. The skeleton consists of six 3D magnetic nulls and a network of corresponding spines, fans, and null-null lines. For the first time, we have identified a spiral magnetic null in Sun's corona. The magnetic lines of force twisted around the spine of the null, forming a 'magnetic wreath' with excess of free magnetic energy and resembling observed brightening structures at extraultraviolet (EUV) wavebands. We found clear evidence of topology eruptions which are referred to as the catastrophic changes of topology skeleton associated with a coronal mass ejection (CME) and an explosive X-ray flare. These results shed new lights in exploring the structural complexity and its role in explosive magnetic activity. In solar astrophysics and space science, the concept of flux rope has been widely used in modelling explosive magnetic activity, although their observational identity is obscure or, at least, lacking of necessary details. The current work suggests that the magnetic wreath associated with the 3D spiral null is likely an important class of the physical entity of flux ropes.

Hui Zhao; Jing-Xiu Wang; Jun Zhang; Chi-Jie Xiao; Hai-Min Wang

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

154

Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Usedof Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches UsedEvaluation, measurement, and verification National Action

Messenger, Mike

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

STATE OF CALIFORNIA VERIFICATION OF HIGH EER EQUIPMENT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

STATE OF CALIFORNIA VERIFICATION OF HIGH EER EQUIPMENT CEC-CF-6R-MECH-23-HERS (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION INSTALLATION CERTIFICATE CF-6R-MECH-23-HERS Verification of High EER Equipment 2009 Verification of High EER Equipment Procedures for verification of High EER Equipment are described

156

Calibration and verification of thermographic cameras for geometric measurements  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Infrared thermography is a technique with an increasing degree of development and applications. Quality assessment in the measurements performed with the thermal cameras should be achieved through metrology calibration and verification. Infrared cameras acquire temperature and geometric information, although calibration and verification procedures are only usual for thermal data. Black bodies are used for these purposes. Moreover, the geometric information is important for many fields as architecture, civil engineering and industry. This work presents a calibration procedure that allows the photogrammetric restitution and a portable artefact to verify the geometric accuracy, repeatability and drift of thermographic cameras. These results allow the incorporation of this information into the quality control processes of the companies. A grid based on burning lamps is used for the geometric calibration of thermographic cameras. The artefact designed for the geometric verification consists of five delrin spheres and seven cubes of different sizes. Metrology traceability for the artefact is obtained from a coordinate measuring machine. Two sets of targets with different reflectivity are fixed to the spheres and cubes to make data processing and photogrammetric restitution possible. Reflectivity was the chosen material propriety due to the thermographic and visual cameras ability to detect it. Two thermographic cameras from Flir and Nec manufacturers, and one visible camera from Jai are calibrated, verified and compared using calibration grids and the standard artefact. The calibration system based on burning lamps shows its capability to perform the internal orientation of the thermal cameras. Verification results show repeatability better than 1 mm for all cases, being better than 0.5 mm for the visible one. As it must be expected, also accuracy appears higher in the visible camera, and the geometric comparison between thermographic cameras shows slightly better results for the Nec camera.

S. Lagüela; H. González-Jorge; J. Armesto; P. Arias

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

verification  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

information with the need to obtain enough data to inform the process.

Michele Smith, Deputy Director for the Warhead Dismantlement Transparency Program within NNSA's...

158

INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION OF THE CENTRAL CAMPUS AND SOUTHEAST LABORATORY COMPLEX BUILDING SLABS AT OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY, OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Oak Ridge Associated Universities/Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORAU/ORISE) has completed the independent verification survey of the Central Campus and Southeast Lab Complex Building Slabs. The results of this effort are provided. The objective of this verification survey was to provide independent review and field assessment of remediation actions conducted by SEC, and to independently assess whether the final radiological condition of the slabs met the release guidelines.

Weaver, Phyllis C.

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

159

Seismic verification of underground explosions  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The first nuclear test agreement, the test moratorium, was made in 1958 and lasted until the Soviet Union unilaterally resumed testing in the atmosphere in 1961. It was followed by the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963, which prohibited nuclear tests in the atmosphere, in outer space, and underwater. In 1974 the Threshold Test Ban Treaty (TTBT) was signed, limiting underground tests after March 1976 to a maximum yield of 250 kt. The TTBT was followed by a treaty limiting peaceful nuclear explosions and both the United States and the Soviet Union claim to be abiding by the 150-kt yield limit. A comprehensive test ban treaty (CTBT), prohibiting all testing of nuclear weapons, has also been discussed. However, a verifiable CTBT is a contradiction in terms. No monitoring technology can offer absolute assurance that very-low-yield illicit explosions have not occurred. The verification process, evasion opportunities, and cavity decoupling are discussed in this paper.

Glenn, L.A.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Entanglement verification via nonlinear witnesses  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The controlled generation of entangled states and their subsequent detection are integral aspects of quantum information science. In this work, we analyse the application of nonlinear witnesses to the verification of entanglement, and we demonstrate experimentally that nonlinear witnesses perform significantly better than linear witnesses. Specifically, we demonstrate that a single non- linear entanglement witness is able to determine to a high degree of certainty that a mixed state containing orbital angular momentum (OAM) entanglement of specific forms is entangled for any relative phase and sufficient fidelity. This is a significant improvement over linear witnesses, which cannot provide the same level of performance. We envisage that nonlinear witnesses and our method of state preparation will have further uses in areas of quantum science such as superdense coding and quantum key distribution.

Megan Agnew; Jeff Z. Salvail; Jonathan Leach; Robert W. Boyd

2012-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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NUMERICAL VERIFICATION OF EQUILIBRIUM CHEMISTRY  

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A numerical tool is in an advanced state of development to compute the equilibrium compositions of phases and their proportions in multi-component systems of importance to the nuclear industry. The resulting software is being conceived for direct integration into large multi-physics fuel performance codes, particularly for providing boundary conditions in heat and mass transport modules. However, any numerical errors produced in equilibrium chemistry computations will be propagated in subsequent heat and mass transport calculations, thus falsely predicting nuclear fuel behaviour. The necessity for a reliable method to numerically verify chemical equilibrium computations is emphasized by the requirement to handle the very large number of elements necessary to capture the entire fission product inventory. A simple, reliable and comprehensive numerical verification method is presented which can be invoked by any equilibrium chemistry solver for quality assurance purposes.

Piro, Markus [Royal Military College of Canada; Lewis, Brent [Royal Military College of Canada; Thompson, Dr. William T. [Royal Military College of Canada; Simunovic, Srdjan [ORNL; Besmann, Theodore M [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Measurement & verification reality check: A yawning gap between theory and practice  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Kumar Satish. 2000. “Measurement and Verification of Energystandard measurement and verification (M&V) terminology andPerformance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

International Approaches to Measurement and Verification of Continual Improvement in Industrial Facilities  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

US DOE 2012b. SEP Measurement and Verification Protocol forAnalysis of Measurement and Verification Practices in GlobalPerformance, Measurement and Verification Protocol for

McKane, Aimee T.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Calculation and Verification of Blood Ethanol Measurement Uncertainty for Headspace Gas Chromatography  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......Calculation and Verification of Blood Ethanol Measurement Uncertainty for...Calculation and verification of blood ethanol measurement uncertainty for...2% of the BAC measurement. Verification of the estimate......

Jason H. Sklerov; Fiona J. Couper

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Measurement and Verification for Demand Response  

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

Measurement and Verification for Measurement and Verification for Demand Response Prepared for the National Forum on the National Action Plan on Demand Response: Measurement and Verification Working Group AUTHORS: Miriam L. Goldberg & G. Kennedy Agnew-DNV KEMA Energy and Sustainability National Forum of the National Action Plan on Demand Response Measurement and Verification for Demand Response was developed to fulfill part of the Implementation Proposal for The National Action Plan on Demand Response, a report to Congress jointly issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in June 2011. Part of that implementation proposal called for a "National Forum" on demand response to be conducted by DOE and FERC. Given that demand response has matured, DOE and FERC decided that a "virtual" project

166

Measurement and Verification | Department of Energy  

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

Measurement and Verification Measurement and Verification Measurement and Verification October 16, 2013 - 4:43pm Addthis Photo of a man with a clipboard and measuring tools standing in front of an open energy panel box. A National Park Service energy manager checks an energy management system at the Zion National Park Visitor Center. Measurement and verification (M&V) play a vital role in renewable energy projects. M&V verifies verify that renewable energy technologies successfully meet the energy generation or savings requirements as specified by the agency and the system design. Federal sustainable building guidelines require M&V systems for sustainable building projects and the use of M&V data for benchmarking systems. However, these systems deliver value well beyond regulatory compliance.

167

RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD 2005 PROCUREMENT VERIFICATION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD 2005 PROCUREMENT VERIFICATION RENEWABLES COMMITTEE John L. Geesman Presiding Member Jackalyne Pfannenstiel Associate Member B.B. Blevins Executive Director Jason Orta Heather Raitt Principal Authors Mark Hutchison Manager RENEWABLE ENERGY OFFICE

168

Microsoft Word - Preliminary Solution Verification of Denovo...  

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for which the code verification will be performed. Each problem is run using the code's standard modeling interface as for any physical problem that would be modeled. It c an be...

169

Development of a knowledge-based system for cogeneration plant design: Verification, validation and lessons learned  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper presents the development of a knowledge-based system (KBS) prototype able to design natural gas cogeneration plants, demonstrating new features for this field. The design of such power plants represents a synthesis problem, subject to thermodynamic ... Keywords: Cogeneration, Design, Knowledge-based system, Validation, Verification

Jonny Carlos Da Silva, José Alexandre Matelli, Edson Bazzo

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Proceedings of the 1st workshop on Constraints in Software Testing, Verification and Analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Proceedings of the 1st workshop on Constraints in Software Testing, Verification and Analysis in Software Testing, Verifi- cation and Analysis (CSTVA'06), a workshop of the twelfth International interest in the application of constraint solving techniques to the field of testing and analysis

171

Cleanup Verification Package for the 116-K-2 Effluent Trench  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action for the 116-K-2 effluent trench, also referred to as the 116-K-2 mile-long trench and the 116-K-2 site. During its period of operation, the 116-K-2 site was used to dispose of cooling water effluent from the 105-KE and 105-KW Reactors by percolation into the soil. This site also received mixed liquid wastes from the 105-KW and 105-KE fuel storage basins, reactor floor drains, and miscellaneous decontamination activities.

J. M. Capron

2006-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

172

Order Module--DOE O 425.1D, VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP OR  

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

DOE O 425.1D, VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP DOE O 425.1D, VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP OR RESTART NUCLEAR FACILITIES Order Module--DOE O 425.1D, VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP OR RESTART NUCLEAR FACILITIES "The familiar level of this module is divided into three sections. In the first section we will discuss the purpose of DOE O 425.1D and the requirements for 1) determining the level of readiness review (RR), 2) determining the startup authorization authority (SAA), and 3) the startup notification report. In the second section we will discuss 1) the requirements applicable to DOE ORRs and DOE RAs, and 2) the core requirements. In the third section we will discuss the 1) requirements for DOE field element and headquarters line management oversight of the startup or restart process, 2) requirements for the records management program, and

173

Cleanup Verification Package for the 118-F-5 PNL Sawdust Pit  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action, sampling activities, and compliance with cleanup criteria for the 118-F-5 Burial Ground, the PNL (Pacific Northwest Laboratory) Sawdust Pit. The 118-F-5 Burial Ground was an unlined trench that received radioactive sawdust from the floors of animal pens in the 100-F Experimental Animal Farm.

L. D. Habel

2008-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

174

VERIFICATION OF THE TRIMBLE UNIVERSAL TOTAL STATION (UTS) PERFORMANCE FOR KINEMATIC APPLICATIONS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

passive and active targets. The integrated EDM is a time-of-flight measuring system with two different channels. This technique removes measurement gaps during the EDM calibration routine. A third subsystem for the automatic target recognition and trace. Such verification is the fundamental key to machine control

175

Monitoring and verification R&D  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) report outlined the Administration's approach to promoting the agenda put forward by President Obama in Prague on April 5, 2009. The NPR calls for a national monitoring and verification R&D program to meet future challenges arising from the Administration's nonproliferation, arms control and disarmament agenda. Verification of a follow-on to New START could have to address warheads and possibly components along with delivery capabilities. Deeper cuts and disarmament would need to address all of these elements along with nuclear weapon testing, nuclear material and weapon production facilities, virtual capabilities from old weapon and existing energy programs and undeclared capabilities. We only know how to address some elements of these challenges today, and the requirements may be more rigorous in the context of deeper cuts as well as disarmament. Moreover, there is a critical need for multiple options to sensitive problems and to address other challenges. There will be other verification challenges in a world of deeper cuts and disarmament, some of which we are already facing. At some point, if the reductions process is progressing, uncertainties about past nuclear materials and weapons production will have to be addressed. IAEA safeguards will need to continue to evolve to meet current and future challenges, and to take advantage of new technologies and approaches. Transparency/verification of nuclear and dual-use exports will also have to be addressed, and there will be a need to make nonproliferation measures more watertight and transparent. In this context, and recognizing we will face all of these challenges even if disarmament is not achieved, this paper will explore possible agreements and arrangements; verification challenges; gaps in monitoring and verification technologies and approaches; and the R&D required to address these gaps and other monitoring and verification challenges.

Pilat, Joseph F [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Budlong - Sylvester, Kory W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fearey, Bryan L [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Training an Active Random Field for Real-Time Image Denoising  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, CRF training, Fields of Experts, image denoising. EDICS: TEC-RST I. INTRODUCTION Many real-world.g. material science), a unique energy function that can be described mathematically exists and can accurately on Markov Random Field (MRF) or Conditional Random Field (CRF) energy functions and obtaining the solution

Barbu, Adrian

177

On the GCR intensity and the inversion of the heliospheric magnetic field during the periods of the high solar activity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We consider the long-term behavior of the solar and heliospheric parameters and the GCR intensity in the periods of high solar activity and the inversions of heliospheric magnetic field (HMF). The classification of the HMF polarity structures and the meaning of the HMF inversion are discussed. The procedure is considered how to use the known HMF polarity distribution for the GCR intensity modeling during the periods of high solar activity. We also briefly discuss the development and the nearest future of the sunspot activity and the GCR intensity in the current unusual solar cycle 24.

Krainev, M B

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Approach to IAEA material-balance verification at the Portsmouth Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes a potential approach by which the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) might verify the nuclear-material balance at the Portsmouth Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant (GCEP). The strategy makes use of the attributes and variables measurement verification approach, whereby the IAEA would perform independent measurements on a randomly selected subset of the items comprising the U-235 flows and inventories at the plant. In addition, the MUF-D statistic is used as the test statistic for the detection of diversion. The paper includes descriptions of the potential verification activities, as well as calculations of: (1) attributes and variables sample sizes for the various strata, (2) standard deviations of the relevant test statistics, and (3) the detection sensitivity which the IAEA might achieve by this verification strategy at GCEP.

Gordon, D.M.; Sanborn, J.B.; Younkin, J.M.; DeVito, V.J.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Independent Oversight Review of the Savannah River Field Office Tritium Facilities Radiological Controls Activity-Level Implementation, November 2013  

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

of the of the Savannah River Field Office Tritium Facilities Radiological Controls Activity-Level Implementation May 2011 November 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose................................................................................................................................................ 1 2.0 Scope................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ......................................................................................................................................... 1

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Electric field as pretreatment to enhance the activity of a whole-cell biocatalyst for hydrocarbon degradation in contaminated water  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract In this paper, a method using two successive cultures, solid then liquid, for the production and use of a hydrocarbon degrading biocatalyst (BC) is proposed. Hexadecane (HXD) was used as a model hydrocarbon. An electric field was applied during the solid state culture (SSC) as a novel approach, denoted the electric field pretreatment, to enhance the HXD degrading activity. Afterward, the catalytic activity (CA) was determined in liquid culture. The CA of the biocatalyst pretreated and untreated was evaluated, discriminating between sorption capacity and HXD degradation rate; biomass production on the electric field pretreated biocatalyst was only 20% of that on the untreated biocatalyst, but the maximum biocatalyst sorption capacity was enhanced from 119 ± 41 mg (g BC)?1 to 207 ± 23 mg (g BC)?1 by the effect of the electric field pretreatment. The activity of the biocatalyst was mainly associated with the pretreated fungal biomass; its activity was 9-fold higher than that of the untreated biomass. Linear model was used to obtain the affinity constant and Langmuir to adjust maximum sorption capacity. This enhancement in sorption capacity was associated with the high HXD degradation rate observed here; 86% of the initial HXD was eliminated in 42 h by the pretreated biocatalyst, whilst 53% was eliminated in 48 h by the untreated biocatalyst.

V. Sánchez-Vázquez; I. González; M. Gutiérrez-Rojas

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Active Galactic Nuclei in the CNOC2 Field Galaxy Redshift Survey  

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We present a sample of 47 confirmed and 14 candidate Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) discovered in the Canadian Network for Observational Cosmology field galaxy redshift survey (CNOC2). The sample consists of 38 objects identified from broad emission lines, 8 from narrow [NeV] emission, and 15 candidates from FeII or MgII absorption lines, one of which has been confirmed as a broad-line AGN via infrared spectroscopy. Redshifts of these AGN range from z=0.27 to z=4.67, and the average absolute magnitude is M_B=-22.25. No color selection criteria were involved in selecting this spectroscopically discovered sample. The sample is also unbiased against objects with luminous host galaxies since the spectroscopy preferentially targeted extended objects. Simple color-color diagram selection criteria can recover 81+-6% of the CNOC2 AGN, but several of the most unusual objects would be missing from such a color-selected sample. In the subsample with broad emission lines, the average equivalent widths for MgII and CIII] agree with the predictions of previous studies of the Baldwin effect. However, the average equivalent widths for CIV and Ly-alpha are smaller than predicted by previous studies of the Baldwin effect at lower redshift. This may imply that the slopes of the CIV and Ly-alpha Baldwin effects evolve with redshift, steepening with cosmic time. The broad emission line AGN also show a higher incidence of associated MgII and CIV absorption than in most previous surveys. This may arise from strong absorption being anti-correlated with optical luminosity or becoming less frequent with cosmic time, or possibly because our selection method is not biased against objects with resolved spatial structure or reddened by dust associated with the absorbing gas. (Abridged)

Patrick B. Hall; H. K. C. Yee; Huan Lin; Simon L. Morris; David R. Patton; Marcin Sawicki; Charles W. Shepherd; Gregory D. Wirth; R. G. Carlberg; Richard Elston

2000-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON STAR FORMATION ACTIVITY AT z {approx} 0.9 IN THE COSMOS FIELD  

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We investigated the fraction of [O II] emitters in galaxies at z {approx} 0.9 as a function of the local galaxy density in the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) COSMOS 2 deg{sup 2} field. [O II] emitters are selected by the narrowband excess technique with the NB711-band imaging data taken with Suprime-Cam on the Subaru telescope. We carefully selected 614 photo-z-selected galaxies with M{sub U3500} < -19.31 at z = 0.901 - 0.920, which includes 195 [O II] emitters, to directly compare the results with our previous study at z {approx} 1.2. We found that the fraction is almost constant at 0.3 Mpc{sup -2} < {Sigma}{sub 10th} < 10 Mpc{sup -2}. We also checked the fraction of galaxies with blue rest-frame colors of NUV - R < 2 in our photo-z-selected sample, and found that the fraction of blue galaxies does not significantly depend on the local density. On the other hand, the semi-analytic model of galaxy formation predicted that the fraction of star-forming galaxies at z {approx} 0.9 decreases with increasing projected galaxy density even if the effects of the projection and the photo-z error in our analysis were taken into account. The fraction of [O II] emitters decreases from {approx}60% at z {approx} 1.2 to {approx}30% at z {approx} 0.9 independent of galaxy environment. The decrease of the [O II] emitter fraction could be explained mainly by the rapid decrease of star formation activity in the universe from z {approx} 1.2 to z {approx} 0.9.

Kajisawa, M.; Shioya, Y.; Taniguchi, Y.; Nagao, T.; Matsubayashi, K.; Riguccini, L. [Research Center for Space and Cosmic Evolution, Ehime University, Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Aida, Y.; Ideue, Y. [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University, Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Murayama, T., E-mail: kajisawa@cosmos.phys.sci.ehime-u.ac.jp [Astronomical Institute, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Aramaki, Aoba, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan)

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification survey report of the south waste tank farm training/test tower and hazardous waste storage lockers at the West Valley demonstration project, West Valley, New York  

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A team from ORAU's Independent Environmental Assessment and Verification Program performed verification survey activities on the South Test Tower and four Hazardous Waste Storage Lockers. Scan data collected by ORAU determined that both the alpha and alpha-plus-beta activity was representative of radiological background conditions. The count rate distribution showed no outliers that would be indicative of alpha or alpha-plus-beta count rates in excess of background. It is the opinion of ORAU that independent verification data collected support the site?s conclusions that the South Tower and Lockers sufficiently meet the site criteria for release to recycle and reuse.

Weaver, Phyllis C.

2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent verification of plutonium decontamination on Johnston Atoll (1992--1996)  

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The Field Command, Defense Special Weapons Agency (FCDSWA) (formerly FCDNA) contracted Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Environmental Technology Section (ETS) to conduct an independent verification (IV) of the Johnston Atoll (JA) Plutonium Decontamination Project by an interagency agreement with the US Department of Energy in 1992. The main island is contaminated with the transuranic elements plutonium and americium, and soil decontamination activities have been ongoing since 1984. FCDSWA has selected a remedy that employs a system of sorting contaminated particles from the coral/soil matrix, allowing uncontaminated soil to be reused. The objective of IV is to evaluate the effectiveness of remedial action. The IV contractor`s task is to determine whether the remedial action contractor has effectively reduced contamination to levels within established criteria and whether the supporting documentation describing the remedial action is adequate. ORNL conducted four interrelated tasks from 1992 through 1996 to accomplish the IV mission. This document is a compilation and summary of those activities, in addition to a comprehensive review of the history of the project.

Wilson-Nichols, M.J.; Wilson, J.E.; McDowell-Boyer, L.M.; Davidson, J.R.; Egidi, P.V.; Coleman, R.L.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to verification and validation of MHD codes for fusion applications  

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Abstract We propose a new activity on verification and validation (V&V) of MHD codes presently employed by the fusion community as a predictive capability tool for liquid metal cooling applications, such as liquid metal blankets. The important steps in the development of MHD codes starting from the 1970s are outlined first and then basic MHD codes, which are currently in use by designers of liquid breeder blankets, are reviewed. A benchmark database of five problems has been proposed to cover a wide range of MHD flows from laminar fully developed to turbulent flows, which are of interest for fusion applications: (A) 2D fully developed laminar steady MHD flow, (B) 3D laminar, steady developing MHD flow in a non-uniform magnetic field, (C) quasi-two-dimensional MHD turbulent flow, (D) 3D turbulent MHD flow, and (E) MHD flow with heat transfer (buoyant convection). Finally, we introduce important details of the proposed activities, such as basic V&V rules and schedule. The main goal of the present paper is to help in establishing an efficient V&V framework and to initiate benchmarking among interested parties. The comparison results computed by the codes against analytical solutions and trusted experimental and numerical data as well as code-to-code comparisons will be presented and analyzed in companion paper/papers.

S. Smolentsev; S. Badia; R. Bhattacharyay; L. Bühler; L. Chen; Q. Huang; H.-G. Jin; D. Krasnov; D.-W. Lee; E. Mas de les Valls; C. Mistrangelo; R. Munipalli; M.-J. Ni; D. Pashkevich; A. Patel; G. Pulugundla; P. Satyamurthy; A. Snegirev; V. Sviridov; P. Swain; T. Zhou; O. Zikanov

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Sandia technology. Volume 13, number 2 Special issue : verification of arms control treaties.  

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Nuclear deterrence, a cornerstone of US national security policy, has helped prevent global conflict for over 40 years. The DOE and DoD share responsibility for this vital part of national security. The US will continue to rely on nuclear deterrence for the foreseeable future. In the late 1950s, Sandia developed satellite-borne nuclear burst detection systems to support the treaty banning atmospheric nuclear tests. This activity has continued to expand and diversify. When the Non-Proliferation Treaty was ratified in 1970, we began to develop technologies to protect nuclear materials from falling into unauthorized hands. This program grew and now includes systems for monitoring the movement and storage of nuclear materials, detecting tampering, and transmiting sensitive data securely. In the late 1970s, negotiations to further limit underground nuclear testing were being actively pursued. In less than 18 months, we fielded the National Seismic Station, an unattended observatory for in-country monitoring of nuclear tests. In the mid-l980s, arms-control interest shifted to facility monitoring and on-site inspection. Our Technical On-site Inspection Facility is the national test bed for perimeter and portal monitoring technology and the prototype for the inspection portal that was recently installed in the USSR under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces accord. The articles in the special issue of Sundiu Technology describe some of our current contributions to verification technology. This work supports the US policy to seek realistic arms control agreements while maintaining our national security.

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1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Letter Report - Verification Results for the Non-Real Property Radiological Release Program at the West Valley Demonstration Project, Ashford, New York  

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The objective of the verification activities is to provide an independent review of the design, implementation, and performance of the radiological unrestricted release program for personal property, materials, and equipment (non-real property).

M.A. Buchholz

2009-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Functional Verification of Class Invariants in CleanJava  

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In Cleanroom-style functional program verification, a program is ... a formal annotation language for Java to support Cleanroom-style functional program verification. We propose a ... to use class invariants in t...

Carmen Avila; Yoonsik Cheon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ESPC Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool | Department...  

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ESPC Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool ESPC Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool Document provides instructions for Federal agencies on how to use a...

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"What's New with Independent Verification at Department of Energy Sites"  

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"What's New with Independent Verification at Department of Energy Sites" Sarah Roberts*, Oak Ridge Associated Universities ; Edward Regnier, U.S. Department of Energy; Tim Vitkus, Oak Ridge Associated Universities; Alexander Williams, U.S. Department of Energy Abstract: Recent rulemaking by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has formalized the requirements for independent verification (IV) of both real and personal property at DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sites. DOE Order 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment, provides a more detailed framework for radiological clearance and IV than its predecessor DOE Order 5400.5, and emphasizes application of the “graded approach” for property clearance. The Order also incorporates recommendations for property release methodologies including the well-known Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) and the more recently issued guidance document for the release of materials and equipment (the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessments of Materials and Equipment Manual or MARSAME). The new Order has resulted in many discussions related to the application of requirements at both the headquarters and field site levels. This is not completely unexpected given that one of the major objectives of the document, to allow for a graded approach, allows for flexibility in application. There are trends in lessons learned that should be considered when evaluating the applicability of IV requirements in the Order. Some of those lessons learned include the reduction of overall project risk by early engagement of IV personnel (prior to commencement of the final status surveys), consideration of verification requirements prior to backfilling excavated (remediated) areas, and interpretation of the gray area for what constitutes a “graded approach”.

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Locating an active fault zone in Coso geothermal field by analyzing...  

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production and injection drilling, since an active fault zone often acts as a fracture-extensive low-velocity wave guide to seismic waves. We have located an active fault...

192

Assurance-oriented activity recognition  

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Activity recognition (AR) research promises to enable a multitude of human-centric applications in smart environments. Nevertheless, application developers will require assurance mechanisms before they can confidently use and apply AR in real-world pervasive ... Keywords: activity assurance, activity effect, activity effect knowledge base, activity recognition, activity verification, recognition assurances, situation

Eunju Kim; Sumi Helal; Chris Nugent; Jae Woong Lee

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incremental Partitioning-Based Vectorless Power Grid Verification  

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Incremental Partitioning-Based Vectorless Power Grid Verification Dionysios Kouroussis Department performance of a chip, design verification of the power grid is of critical importance. This paper builds the efficient verification of local power grid sections or blocks, enabling incremen- tal design analysis

Najm, Farid N.

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Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification Department of ECE  

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Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification Maha Nizam Department of ECE University of Toronto devgan@magma-da.com ABSTRACT Full-chip verification requires one to check if the power grid is safe, i of the circuit attached to the grid, thereby precluding early verification of the grid. We propose a power grid

Najm, Farid N.

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Power Grid Verification Using Node and Branch Nahi Abdul Ghani  

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Power Grid Verification Using Node and Branch Dominance Nahi Abdul Ghani ECE Department University Toronto, Ontario, Canada f.najm@utoronto.ca ABSTRACT The verification of power grids in modern integrated, Verification Keywords Power grid, voltage drop, dominance 1. INTRODUCTION The rising demand for low

Najm, Farid N.

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA VERIFICATION OF HIGH EER EQUIPMENT  

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA VERIFICATION OF HIGH EER EQUIPMENT CEC-CF-4R-MECH-23 (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA of High EER Equipment (Page 1 of 2) Site Address: Enforcement Agency: Permit Number: Registration Number 2009 Verification of High EER Equipment Procedures for verification of High EER Equipment are described

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Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs  

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Public and private funding for end-use energy efficiency actions is expected to increase significantly in the United States over the next decade. For example, Barbose et al (2009) estimate that spending on ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs in the U.S. could increase from $3.1 billion in 2008 to $7.5 and 12.4 billion by 2020 under their medium and high scenarios. This increase in spending could yield annual electric energy savings ranging from 0.58% - 0.93% of total U.S. retail sales in 2020, up from 0.34% of retail sales in 2008. Interest in and support for energy efficiency has broadened among national and state policymakers. Prominent examples include {approx}$18 billion in new funding for energy efficiency programs (e.g., State Energy Program, Weatherization, and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants) in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Increased funding for energy efficiency should result in more benefits as well as more scrutiny of these results. As energy efficiency becomes a more prominent component of the U.S. national energy strategy and policies, assessing the effectiveness and energy saving impacts of energy efficiency programs is likely to become increasingly important for policymakers and private and public funders of efficiency actions. Thus, it is critical that evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) is carried out effectively and efficiently, which implies that: (1) Effective program evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) methodologies and tools are available to key stakeholders (e.g., regulatory agencies, program administrators, consumers, and evaluation consultants); and (2) Capacity (people and infrastructure resources) is available to conduct EM&V activities and report results in ways that support program improvement and provide data that reliably compares achieved results against goals and similar programs in other jurisdictions (benchmarking). The National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (2007) presented commonly used definitions for EM&V in the context of energy efficiency programs: (1) Evaluation (E) - The performance of studies and activities aimed at determining the effects and effectiveness of EE programs; (2) Measurement and Verification (M&V) - Data collection, monitoring, and analysis associated with the calculation of gross energy and demand savings from individual measures, sites or projects. M&V can be a subset of program evaluation; and (3) Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) - This term is frequently seen in evaluation literature. EM&V is a catchall acronym for determining both the effectiveness of program designs and estimates of load impacts at the portfolio, program and project level. This report is a scoping study that assesses current practices and methods in the evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs, with a focus on methods and practices currently used for determining whether projected (ex-ante) energy and demand savings have been achieved (ex-post). M&V practices for privately-funded energy efficiency projects (e.g., ESCO projects) or programs where the primary focus is greenhouse gas reductions were not part of the scope of this study. We identify and discuss key purposes and uses of current evaluations of end-use energy efficiency programs, methods used to evaluate these programs, processes used to determine those methods; and key issues that need to be addressed now and in the future, based on discussions with regulatory agencies, policymakers, program administrators, and evaluation practitioners in 14 states and national experts in the evaluation field. We also explore how EM&V may evolve in a future in which efficiency funding increases significantly, innovative mechanisms for rewarding program performance are adopted, the role of efficiency in greenhouse gas mitigation is more closely linked, and programs are increasingly funded from multiple sources often with multiple program administrators and in

Messenger, Mike; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Golemboski, Bill; Goldman, Charles A.; Schiller, Steven R.

2010-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Plan for Field Activities at the Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) Field Research Center (FRC), Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

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The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has established a Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) program Field Research Center (FRC) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research. The FRC is located in Bear Creek Valley within the Y-12 Plant area of responsibility on DOE's Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee. The NABIR program is a long-term effort designed to increase the understanding of fundamental biogeochemical processes that would allow the use of bioremediation approaches for cleaning up DOE's contaminated legacy waste sites. The FRC provides a site for investigators in the NABIR program to conduct research and obtain samples related to in situ bioremediation. The FRC is integrated with existing and future laboratory and field research and provides a means of examining the biogeochemical processes that influence bioremediation under controlled small-scale field conditions. This Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) documents the quality assurance protocols for field and laboratory activities performed by the FRC staff. It supplements the requirements in the ORNL Nuclear Quality Assurance Program and the ESD Quality Assurance Program. The QAP addresses the requirements in Title 10 CFR, Part 830 Subpart A, ''Quality Assurance Requirements'', using a graded approach appropriate for Research and Development projects based on guidance from ''Implementation Guide for Quality Assurance Programs for Basic and Applied Research'' (DOE-ER-STD-6001-92). It also supports the NABIR FRC Management Plan (Watson and Quarles 2000a) which outlines the overall procedures, roles and responsibilities for conducting research at the FRC. The QAP summarizes the organization, work activities, and qualify assurance and quality control protocols that will be used to generate scientifically defensible data at the FRC. The QAP pertains to field measurements and sample collection conducted by the FRC to characterize the site and in support of NABIR-funded investigations at the FRC. NABIR investigators who collect their own samples or measurements at the FRC will be responsible for developing their own data quality assurance protocol. Notably, this QAP will be of direct benefit to NABIR investigators who will be provided with and use the documented quality data about the FRC to support their investigations.

Brandt, C.C.

2002-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Electromagnetic Field (EMF) on the Human Muscle Activity: A Preliminary Study  

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During the 20th century, environmental exposure to man-made electromagnetic fields has been steadily increasing as growing electricity demand, ever-advancing technologies and changes in social behaviour have c...

Mohd Shuhaibul Fadly Mansor…

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring, Verification and Reporting: Improving Compliance Within Energy  

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Monitoring, Verification and Reporting: Improving Compliance Within Energy Monitoring, Verification and Reporting: Improving Compliance Within Energy Efficient Programs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Monitoring, Verification and Reporting: Improving Compliance Within Energy Efficient Programs Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: GHG inventory, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.iea.org/papers/pathways/monitoring.pdf Monitoring, Verification and Reporting: Improving Compliance Within Energy Efficient Programs Screenshot References: Monitoring, Verification and Reporting: Improving Compliance Within Energy Efficient Programs[1] This document includes: A brief overview of MVE in the context of S&L programmes.

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The Office of Nuclear Verification | National Nuclear Security  

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

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UN-REDD Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment and Verification | Open Energy  

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UN-REDD Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment and Verification UN-REDD Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment and Verification Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UN-REDD Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment and Verification Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry Topics: GHG inventory, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment Resource Type: Workshop Website: www.un-redd.org/UNREDDProgramme/InternationalSupport/MeasurementReport UN-REDD Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment and Verification Screenshot References: UN-REDD Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment and Verification[1] Background "The specific objectives of the workshop were to develop a roadmap with

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Exoplanet-Induced Chromospheric Activity: Realistic Light Curves from Solar-type Magnetic Fields  

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There is growing observational evidence for some kind of interaction between stars and close-in extrasolar giant planets. Shkolnik et al. reported variability in the chromospheric Ca H and K lines of HD 179949 and upsilon And that seemed to be phased with the planet's orbital period, instead of the stellar rotational period. However, the observations also indicate that the chromospheric light curves do not repeat exactly, which may be expected for a planet plowing through a variable stellar magnetic field. Using the complex solar magnetic field (modeled with the Potential Field Source Surface technique) as a guide, we simulate the shapes of light curves that would arise from planet-star interactions that are channeled along magnetic field lines. We also study the orbit-to-orbit variability of these light curves and how they vary from solar minimum (i.e., a more or less axisymmetric stretched dipole) to solar maximum (a superposition of many higher multipole moments) fields. Considering more complex magnetic fields introduces new difficulties in the interpretation of observations, but it may also lead to valuable new diagnostics of exoplanet magnetospheres.

Steven R. Cranmer; Steven H. Saar

2007-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Energy Education. Humanities: activities and teacher's guide. Field test edition  

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Activities are outlined to introduce students to information on solar energy while performing ordinary classroom work. In this teaching manual solar energy is integrated with the humanities. The activities include such things as stories, newspapers, writing assignments, and art and musical presentations all filled with energy related terms. An energy glossary is provided. (BCS)

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1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Verification of Clock Synchronization Algorithms ?  

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functions, in addition to averaging algorithms. The generic theory is presented as a set of param­ eterizedMechanical Verification of Clock Synchronization Algorithms ? D. Schwier and F. von Henke schwier,vhenke@informatik.uni­ulm.de Universit¨at Ulm, Fakult¨at f¨ur Informatik, D­89069 Ulm, Germany Abstract. Clock synchronization algorithms

Biundo, Susanne

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Compositional Algorithmic Verification of Software Product Lines  

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, and Siavash Soleimanifard2 1 Technische Universit¨at Braunschweig, Germany i.schaefer@tu-braunschweig.de 2 Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden {dilian,siavashs}@csc.kth.se Abstract. Software product expressiveness and a clean and simple model suitable for compositional verification. We generalize a previously

Gurov, Dilian

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Hybrid Systems: From Verification to Falsification  

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Hybrid Systems: From Verification to Falsification Erion Plaku, Lydia E. Kavraki, and Moshe Y}@cs.rice.edu Abstract. We propose HyDICE, Hybrid DIscrete Continuous Exploration, a multi­layered approach for hybrid. The discrete search uses the discrete transitions of the hybrid system and coarse­grained decompositions

Vardi, Moshe Y.

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Hybrid Systems: From Verification to Falsification  

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Hybrid Systems: From Verification to Falsification Erion Plaku, Lydia E. Kavraki, and Moshe Y}@cs.rice.edu Abstract. We propose HyDICE, Hybrid DIscrete Continuous Exploration, a multi-layered approach for hybrid. The discrete search uses the discrete transitions of the hybrid system and coarse-grained decompositions

Kavraki, Lydia E.

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Uncertainty and Inference for Verification Measures  

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When a forecast is assessed, a single value for a verification measure is often quoted. This is of limited use, as it needs to be complemented by some idea of the uncertainty associated with the value. If this uncertainty can be quantified, it is ...

Ian T. Jolliffe

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formal Verification of SpecC Programs  

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;Outline 1. Old work: Bounded Model Checking for ANSI-C 2. Verification of concurrent ANSI-C programs using Predicate Abstraction SpecC Overview Abstraction Refinement 3. Current work: Hybrid Models #12;ANSI into equation Check equation using SAT Advantages: Completely automated Allows full set of ANSI-C, including

Saranlý, Uluç

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RELAP-7 SOFTWARE VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION PLAN  

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This INL plan comprehensively describes the software for RELAP-7 and documents the software, interface, and software design requirements for the application. The plan also describes the testing-based software verification and validation (SV&V) process—a set of specially designed software models used to test RELAP-7.

Smith, Curtis L [Idaho National Laboratory; Choi, Yong-Joon [Idaho National Laboratory; Zou, Ling [Idaho National Laboratory

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Space Activities at Goddard  

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, environmental verification, and engineering `Best Practices' requirements #12;Commercial Utilization's commercial practices and processes · Brief summary of procurement activities under the three Rapid Catalogs Quantity ­ Leverage commercial practices and processes when possible ­ NASA mission assurance

Waliser, Duane E.

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DOE handbook: Integrated safety management systems (ISMS) verification team leader`s handbook  

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The primary purpose of this handbook is to provide guidance to the ISMS verification Team Leader and the verification team in conducting ISMS verifications. The handbook describes methods and approaches for the review of the ISMS documentation (Phase I) and ISMS implementation (Phase II) and provides information useful to the Team Leader in preparing the review plan, selecting and training the team, coordinating the conduct of the verification, and documenting the results. The process and techniques described are based on the results of several pilot ISMS verifications that have been conducted across the DOE complex. A secondary purpose of this handbook is to provide information useful in developing DOE personnel to conduct these reviews. Specifically, this handbook describes methods and approaches to: (1) Develop the scope of the Phase 1 and Phase 2 review processes to be consistent with the history, hazards, and complexity of the site, facility, or activity; (2) Develop procedures for the conduct of the Phase 1 review, validating that the ISMS documentation satisfies the DEAR clause as amplified in DOE Policies 450.4, 450.5, 450.6 and associated guidance and that DOE can effectively execute responsibilities as described in the Functions, Responsibilities, and Authorities Manual (FRAM); (3) Develop procedures for the conduct of the Phase 2 review, validating that the description approved by the Approval Authority, following or concurrent with the Phase 1 review, has been implemented; and (4) Describe a methodology by which the DOE ISMS verification teams will be advised, trained, and/or mentored to conduct subsequent ISMS verifications. The handbook provides proven methods and approaches for verifying that commitments related to the DEAR, the FRAM, and associated amplifying guidance are in place and implemented in nuclear and high risk facilities. This handbook also contains useful guidance to line managers when preparing for a review of ISMS for radiological facilities, non-nuclear, or non-Defense Programs facilities. DOE line managers are encouraged to tailor the procedures described in this handbook for ISMS verifications for low risk facilities.

NONE

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extremely low frequency magnetic fields affect transposition activity in Escherichia coli  

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The exposure system consisted of two pairs of Helmholtz coils, 23 cm in diameter, 40 (20+20) turns each, which were double-wrapped to obtain wound (active coil) or counter-wound configuration. In the counter-w...

B. Del Re; F. Garoia; P. Mesirca; C. Agostini…

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Are Spine--Sheath Polarization Structures in the Jets of Active Galactic Nuclei Associated with Helical Magnetic Fields?  

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One possible origin for polarization structures across jets of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) with a central "spine" of orthogonal magnetic field and a "sheath" of longitudinal magnetic field along one or both edges of the jet is the presence of a helical jet magnetic field. Simultaneous Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) polarization observations of AGN displaying partial or full spine--sheath polarization structures were obtained at 4.6, 5.0, 7.9, 8.9, 12.9 and 15.4 GHz, in order to search for additional evidence for helical jet magnetic fields, such as transverse Faraday rotation gradients (due to the systematic change in the line-of-sight magnetic-field component across the jet). Results for eight sources displaying monotonic transverse Faraday rotation gradients with significances $\\geq 3\\sigma$ are presented here. Reversals in the directions of the transverse RM gradients with distance from the core or with time are detected in three of these AGNs. These can be interpreted as evidence for a nested helical m...

Gabuzda, Denise C; O'Neill, Eamonn L

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Auditory evoked fields to vocalization during passive listening and active generation in adults who stutter  

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stutter Deryk S. Beal a, , Douglas O. Cheyne b,c,d , Vincent L. Gracco e,f,g , Maher A. Quraan b , Margot 27 April 2010 Accepted 30 April 2010 Available online xxxx Keywords: Stuttering Speech motor control not stutter. Neuromagnetic field patterns were recorded as participants listened to a 1 kHz tone, playback

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National Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Standard: Scoping Study of Issues and Implementation Requirements  

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of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Usedan Update of BPA's Measurement and Verification Protocols,Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP):

Schiller, Steven R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolutionary Test Program Induction for Microprocessor Design Verification Fulvio Corno, Gianluca Cumani, Matteo Sonza Reorda, Giovanni Squillero  

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Evolutionary Test Program Induction for Microprocessor Design Verification Fulvio Corno, Gianluca is an assembly program able to maximize a predefined verification metric. Design verification of on-chip

Fernandez, Thomas

219

Continuous Commissioning Results Verification and Follow-up For an Institutional Building: A Case Study  

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engineer optimized the reset schedules of supply temperature and static pressure for AHUs, improved the pump system operation, and solved existing simultaneous heating and cooling system problems and comfort problems. The CC follow-up effort mainly... and follow-up is not simply a repeat CC process. Typical CC measures include field sensor verification or calibration (temperature, static pressure, and flow), optimization of the schedules for supply temperature (hot and cold deck temperature resets...

Chen, H.; Deng, S.; Bruner, H. L.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of the independent verification survey at the Old Betatron Building, Granite City, Illinois  

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A team from the Measurement Applications and Development Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), conducted an independent verification of the radiological condition of the Old Betatron Building, Granite City, Illinois, at the request of the Department of Energy in June of 1993. The building is owned by the National Steel Corporation. The contamination present resulted from the handling of uranium slabs of metal during the time the betatron facility was used to x-ray the slabs for metallurgical defects. The designation survey did not characterize the entire floor space because of obstructing equipment and debris. Therefore, prior to remediation by Bechtel National, Incorporated (BNI), a thorough characterization of the floor was conducted, and the results were immediately conveyed to on-site staff of BNI. An independent verification assessment was also performed after the cleanup activities were performed under the direction of BNI. The process of characterization, remediation, and verification was accomplished within a five-day period. Based on results of the independent verification assessment, the Old Betatron Building was determined to meet the DOE radiological guidelines for unrestricted use.

Murray, M.E.; Brown, K.S.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System Verification II Systems Engineering  

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in safety critical systems to prevent unsafe values, e.g. high doses of radiation. Remember: not just should be able to: Explain the role & practice of debugging in the software process. Describe in detail the purpose, scope of, and activities comprising each of the three main phases of software testing. Conduct

Bryson, Joanna J.

222

A verification of quantum field theory — measurement of Casimir force  

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Here we review our work on measurement of the Casimir force between a large aluminum coated a sphere and flat plate using an atomic force microscope. The average statistical precision is 1% of the force measur...

Anushree Roy; U Mohideen

223

HOME ENERGY RATING SYSTEMS (HERS) FIELD VERIFICATION AND  

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................................................................................................................................ RC-2 Appendix RD ­ Procedures for Determining Refrigerant Charge for Split System Space Cooling ................................................................................................................... RD-1 RD.2 Standard Charge Measurement Procedure .............................................................................. RD-1 RD.3 Alternate Charge Measurement Procedure

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Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Spring 2013 Project Name Large Scale Biomass Combustion Verification and Analysis  

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Biomass Combustion Verification and Analysis Overview Team PSU PENNTAP 2 was tasked with determining was to produce a user-friendly analytical model of the Challenger 400 series biomass combustion system of experts in the field of biomass combustion and its analysis. These experts were Fred Fries of Dillon

Demirel, Melik C.

225

Solar Energy Education. Social studies: activities and teacher's guide. Field test edition  

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Solar energy information is made available to students through classroom instruction by way of the Solar Energy Education teaching manuals. In this manual solar energy, as well as other energy sources like wind power, is introduced by performing school activities in the area of social studies. A glossary of energy related terms is included. (BCS)

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1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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J. Phycol. 38, 971982 (2002) FIELD ASSAYS FOR MEASURING NITRATE REDUCTASE ACTIVITY IN ENTEROMORPHA SP.  

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and subsequent storage at 80 C preserved NR activity and allowed for later laboratory use of the optimized.; nitrate reductase; macroalgae; Mobile Bay; Ulva sp. Abbreviation: ASW, artificial seawater; FSW, filtered seawater; NR, nitrate reductase Macroalgal production is frequently limited by the availability

Sherman, Tim

227

Modeling and Field Test Planning Activities in Support of Disposal of Heat-Generating Waste in Salt  

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The modeling efforts in support of the field test planning conducted at LBNL leverage on recent developments of tools for modeling coupled thermal-hydrological-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in salt and their effect on brine migration at high temperatures. This work includes development related to, and implementation of, essential capabilities, as well as testing the model against relevant information and published experimental data related to the fate and transport of water. These are modeling capabilities that will be suitable for assisting in the design of field experiment, especially related to multiphase flow processes coupled with mechanical deformations, at high temperature. In this report, we first examine previous generic repository modeling results, focusing on the first 20 years to investigate the expected evolution of the different processes that could be monitored in a full-scale heater experiment, and then present new results from ongoing modeling of the Thermal Simulation for Drift Emplacement (TSDE) experiment, a heater experiment on the in-drift emplacement concept at the Asse Mine, Germany, and provide an update on the ongoing model developments for modeling brine migration. LBNL also supported field test planning activities via contributions to and technical review of framework documents and test plans, as well as participation in workshops associated with field test planning.

Rutqvist, Jonny; Blanco Martin, Laura; Mukhopadhyay, Sumit; Houseworth, Jim; Birkholzer, Jens

2014-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Remaining Sites Verification Package for the 1607-F3 Sanitary Sewer System, Waste Site Reclassification Form 2006-047  

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The 1607-F3 waste site is the former location of the sanitary sewer system that supported the 182-F Pump Station, the 183-F Water Treatment Plant, and the 151-F Substation. The sanitary sewer system included a septic tank, drain field, and associated pipeline, all in use between 1944 and 1965. In accordance with this evaluation, the verification sampling results support a reclassification of this site to Interim Closed Out. The results of verification sampling demonstrated that residual contaminant concentrations do not preclude any future uses and allow for unrestricted use of shallow zone soils. The results also showed that residual contaminant concentrations are protective of groundwater and the Columbia River.

L. M. Dittmer

2007-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual design. Final report: TFE Verification Program  

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This report documents the TFE Conceptual Design, which provided the design guidance for the TFE Verification program. The primary goals of this design effort were: (1) establish the conceptual design of an in-core thermionic reactor for a 2 Mw(e) space nuclear power system with a 7-year operating lifetime; (2) demonstrate scalability of the above concept over the output power range of 500 kW(e) to 5 MW(e); and (3) define the TFE which is the basis for the 2 MW (e) reactor design. This TFE specification provided the basis for the test program. These primary goals were achieved. The technical approach taking in the conceptual design effort is discussed in Section 2, and the results are discussed in Section 3. The remainder of this introduction draws a perspective on the role that this conceptual design task played in the TFE Verification Program.

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1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Survey of Existing Tools for Formal Verification.  

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Formal methods have come into wide use because of their effectiveness in verifying %22safety and security%22 requirements of digital systems; a set of requirements for which testing is mostly ineffective. Formal methods are routinely used in the design and verification of high-consequence digital systems in industry. This report outlines our work in assessing the capabilities of commercial and open source formal tools and the ways in which they can be leveraged in digital design workflows.

Punnoose, Ratish J.; Armstrong, Robert C.; Wong, Matthew H.; Jackson, Mayo

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Record of archaeal activity at the serpentinite-hosted Lost City Hydrothermal Field  

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of young, outer surfaces of brucite­carbonate deposits from the ultramafic-hosted Lost City hydro- thermalSi2O5(OH)4) � Fe3O4 � Brucite (Mg (OH)2) + H2) that produce reducing fluids with high 570 © 2013 John). The LCHF hosts at least 30 active and inactive carbon- ate­brucite structures. They result from alkaline

Gilli, Adrian

232

Verification of conventional arms-control agreements in Europe  

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This study focuses on the verification conundrum and its manifestation in the European context - the CFE talks and agreement. It is based on the assumption that, in the foreseeable future, various types of verification regimes will be part of arms-control agreements all over the world: In Europe, where the Cold War has ended, but peace has yet to be established, and in volatile areas like Africa and the Middle East, where acute crises still rage. The main findings of the analysis are as follows: First, the puzzles of verification have to be addressed simultaneously within the prevailing political environment. In that way, the verification regime is able to handle the puzzles successfully. Second, the three main hypotheses of the dissertation, asserting the subordination of verification regimes to political environments, were supported by the analysis. Third, the theory was found helpful in explaining and predicting verification regimes of different political environments.

Lederman, I.I.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement and Verification for Commissioning Projects: Challenges and Opportunities  

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ESL-IC-10/05-49 1 Measurement and Verification for Commissioning Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Kristin Heinemeier, Ph.D., P.E. Portland Energy Conservation, Inc., Sacramento CA Measurement and Verification (M&V) is a key...&V—with publication of documents such as the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) and ASHRAE’s “Guideline for Measurement of Energy and Demand Savings”—the continuing evolution of innovative energy saving technologies, processes...

Heinemeier, K.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Logic verification using recursive learning, ATPG and transformations  

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Implications . Types of Indirect Implications 1. Controllability Implications and Equivalences Introduction to Conditional Don't Cares 1. CD: Conditional Don't Care Condition . 2. Example: Derivation of a Conditional Don't Care . 3. Multiple Conditional... 1. Similarity Enhancing Transformations Equivalent Node Identification . Proposed Verification Procedure 1. New Techniques Used in Our Verification Tool 39 43 44 49 51 fii1 vn CHAPTER Page E F G Algorithm for Verification Results...

Paul, Debjyoti

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of sensitivity and uncertainty analysis in reactor design verification Part II: Flux measurement analysis  

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Abstract As for any new reactor design, the ACR-1000® design has to go through a comprehensive design verification process. One of the activities for supporting the ACR physics design calculations using the ACR physics code toolset, namely WIMS-AECL/DRAGON/RFSP, is to compare the flux distributions resulting from the calculation using this toolset at various power calibration monitor (PCM) detector locations against the flux measurement data from the Japanese Advanced Thermal Reactor (ATR) FUGEN. The discussion of this particular design verification exercise will be presented in a two-part paper. The usage of data from the FUGEN reactor qualifies this exercise as design verification by alternate analysis. In order to have meaningful results at the end of the design verification process, the similarity between the ACR-1000 and FUGEN reactors has to be demonstrated. It is accomplished through the sensitivity and uncertainty analysis using the TSUNAMI (Tools for Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis Methodology Implementation) methodology. The results from the similarity comparison have been presented in Part I of the paper. In Part II, results from flux distribution comparison will be presented. Favourable results from this design verification exercise give a high level of confidence that using the same physics toolset in calculating the flux distribution for ACR-1000 reactor will produce results with acceptable fidelity. In addition, the results will also give an indication of expected margins in the design calculations, not only at the locations of the PCM detectors but also at the derived bundle and channel powers obtained through the flux mapping calculation.

Doddy Kastanya; Mohamed Dahmani

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

High-Resolution Fast-Neutron Spectrometry for Arms Control and Treaty Verification  

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Many nondestructive nuclear analysis techniques have been developed to support the measurement needs of arms control and treaty verification, including gross photon and neutron counting, low- and high-resolution gamma spectrometry, time-correlated neutron measurements, and photon and neutron imaging. One notable measurement technique that has not been extensively studied to date for these applications is high-resolution fast-neutron spectrometry (HRFNS). Applied for arms control and treaty verification, HRFNS has the potential to serve as a complimentary measurement approach to these other techniques by providing a means to either qualitatively or quantitatively determine the composition and thickness of non-nuclear materials surrounding neutron-emitting materials. The technique uses the normally-occurring neutrons present in arms control and treaty verification objects of interest as an internal source of neutrons for performing active-interrogation transmission measurements. Most low-Z nuclei of interest for arms control and treaty verification, including 9Be, 12C, 14N, and 16O, possess fast-neutron resonance features in their absorption cross sections in the 0.5- to 5-MeV energy range. Measuring the selective removal of source neutrons over this energy range, assuming for example a fission-spectrum starting distribution, may be used to estimate the stoichiometric composition of intervening materials between the neutron source and detector. At a simpler level, determination of the emitted fast-neutron spectrum may be used for fingerprinting 'known' assemblies for later use in template-matching tests. As with photon spectrometry, automated analysis of fast-neutron spectra may be performed to support decision making and reporting systems protected behind information barriers. This paper will report recent work at Idaho National Laboratory to explore the feasibility of using HRFNS for arms control and treaty verification applications, including simulations and experiments, using fission-spectrum neutron sources to assess neutron transmission through composite low-Z attenuators.

David L. Chichester; James T. Johnson; Edward H. Seabury

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

A golden anniversary for space-based treaty verification  

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enabled serendipitous discoveries of remarkable natural phenomena such as cosmic gamma-ray bursts, X-ray novae and solar wind composition. Modern space-based verification systems...

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Reviewing Measurement and Verification Plans for Federal ESPC Projects  

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Document provides a framework for implementing uniform and consistent reviews of measurement and verification (M&V) plans for Federal energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects.

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Microsoft Word - Advanced Solution Verification of CFD Solutions...  

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of a software implementation of a numerical algorithm is evaluated, typically by comparison against an exact solution. For t he p urpose o f comparison, the new verification...

240

Measurement and Verification, Best Practices in Design and Implementation  

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. Measurement?and? Verification,?Best?Practices? in?Design?and? Implementation Tom?Martin? CMVP,?LEED?AP Homay?Khatami? CEM,?LEED?AP PMP,?CMC? 1. Definition?of?Measurement?and?Verification?(M&V) 2. Applications?of?M&V 3. Specific.... Analyze?? Reporting M&V,?Best?Practices?in?Design?and?Implementation ?Measurement?and?Verification?is?the?process? of?using?measurements?to?reliably?determine? actual?savings? International?Performance?Measurement?and? Verification?Protocol?? Vol I...

Martin, T.; Khatami, H.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

NEMVP: North American energy measurement and verification protocol  

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This measurement and verification protocol discusses procedures that,when implemented, allow buyers, sellers, and financiers of energy projects to quantify energy conservation measure performance and savings.

NONE

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Measurement and Verification of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in  

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Measurement and Verification of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in Measurement and Verification of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in Brazil: Methodological Challenges Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Measurement and Verification of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in Brazil: Methodological Challenges Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Socio-Economic Website: www.eceee.org/conference_proceedings/eceee/2009/Panel_3/3.049/ Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/measurement-and-verification-low-inco Language: English Policies: "Regulations,Financial Incentives" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. Regulations: Feebates This report presents results from Brazilian electric utilities evaluation

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FAQ's for: ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Pilot Program dated...  

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faqfinaldecember-2010.pdf More Documents & Publications Comment submitted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program DOE...

244

Verification Method for SSI Problems with Extended Parameter Ranges  

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Verification Method for SSI Problems with Extended Parameter Ranges 2014 U.S. DOE Natural Phenomena Hazards Meeting Carl J. Costantino and Associates www.cjcassoc.com

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SAT-based Verification for Analog and Mixed-signal Circuits  

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The wide application of analog and mixed-signal (AMS) designs makes the verification of AMS circuits an important task. However, verification of AMS circuits remains as a significant challenge even though verification techniques for digital circuits...

Deng, Yue

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

246

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 System Test Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

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The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE System Test Plan is to assess the approach to be taken for intended testing activities associated with the SAPHIRE software product. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production.

Kent Norris

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Requirements Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

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The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE requirements definition is to assess the activities that results in the specification, documentation, and review of the requirements that the software product must satisfy, including functionality, performance, design constraints, attributes and external interfaces. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production. IV&V reviewed the requirements specified in the NRC Form 189s to verify these requirements were included in SAPHIRE’s Software Verification and Validation Plan (SVVP).

Kent Norris

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Requirements Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

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The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE requirements definition is to assess the activities that results in the specification, documentation, and review of the requirements that the software product must satisfy, including functionality, performance, design constraints, attributes and external interfaces. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production. IV&V reviewed the requirements specified in the NRC Form 189s to verify these requirements were included in SAPHIRE’s Software Verification and Validation Plan (SVVP).

Kent Norris

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Possibility of using active secondary charge-exchange particle diagnostics for measuring the magnetic field direction in the plasma of a magnetic fusion reactor  

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An active particle diagnostic method based on the secondary charge exchange of hydrogen atoms of a probing (diagnostic) beam is proposed for local measurements of the magnetic field direction in the plasma of a t...

A. A. Medvedev; V. S. Strelkov

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Proliferation Using Laser Isotope Separation -- Verification Options  

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Two levels of nonproliferation verification exist. Signatories of the basic agreements under the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) agree to open their nuclear sites to inspection by the IAEA. A more detailed and intrusive level was developed following the determination that Iraq had begun a nuclear weapons development program that was not detected by the original level of verification methods. This level, referred to as 93+2 and detailed in model protocol INFCIRC/540, allows the IAEA to do environmental monitoring of non-declared facilities that are suspected of containing proliferation activity, and possibly further inspections, as well as allowing more detailed inspections of declared sites. 56 countries have signed a Strengthened Safeguards Systems Additional Protocol as of 16 July 2001. These additional inspections can be done on the instigation of the IAEA itself, or after requests by other parties to the NPT, based on information that they have collected. Since information able to cause suspicion of proliferation could arrive at any country, it is important that countries have procedures in place that will assist them in making decisions related to these inspections. Furthermore, IAEA inspection resources are limited, and therefore care needs to be taken to make best use of these resources. Most of the nonproliferation verification inspections may be concentrated on establishing that diversion of nuclear materials is not occurring, but some fraction will be related to determining if undeclared sites have nuclear materials production taking place within them. Of these, most suspicions will likely be related to the major existing technologies for uranium enrichment and reprocessing for plutonium extraction, as it would seem most likely that nations attempting proliferation would use tested means of producing nuclear materials. However, as technology continues to advance and new methods of enrichment and reprocessing are developed, inspection-related procedures will need to be adapted to keep up with them. In order to make 93+2 inspections more useful, a systematic way of finding clues to nuclear proliferation would be useful. Also, to cope with the possible use of newer technology for proliferation, the list of clues might need to be expanded. This paper discusses the development and recognition of such clues. It concentrates on laser isotope separation (LIS) as a new proliferation technology, and uses Uranium Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (U-AVLIS) as an example of LIS that is well known.

Erickson, S A

2001-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Approach to IAEA verification of the nuclear-material balance at the Portsmouth Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant (GCEP)  

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This paper describes a potential approach by which the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) might verify the nuclear-material balance at the Portsmouth Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant (GCEP), should that plant be placed under IAEA safeguards. The strategy makes use of the attributes and variables measurement verification approach, whereby the IAEA would perform independent measurements on a randomly selected subset of the items comprising the U-235 flows and inventories at the plant. In addition, the MUF-D statistic is used as the test statistics for the detection of diversion. The paper includes descriptions of the potential verification activities, as well as calculations of (a) attributes and variables sample sizes for the various strata, (b) standard deviations of the relevant test statistics, and (c) the sensitivity for detection of diversion which the IAEA might achieve by this verification strategy at GCEP.

Gordon, D.M.; Sanborn, J.B.; Younkin, J.M.; DeVito, V.J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of GafChromic EBT prototype B for external beam dose verification  

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The capability of the new GafChromic EBT prototype B for external beam dose verification is investigated in this paper. First the general characteristics of this film (dose response, postirradiation coloration, influence of calibration field size) were derived using a flat-bed scanner. In the dose range from 0.1 to 8 Gy, the sensitivity of the EBT prototype B film is ten times higher than the response of the GafChromic HS, which so far was the GafChromic film with the highest sensitivity. Compared with the Kodak EDR2 film, the response of the EBT is higher by a factor of 3 in the dose range from 0.1 to 8 Gy. The GafChromic EBT almost does not show a temporal growth of the optical density and there is no influence of the chosen calibration field size on the dose response curve obtained from this data. A MatLab program was written to evaluate the two-dimensional dose distributions from treatment planning systems and GafChromic EBT film measurements. Verification of external beam therapy (SRT, IMRT) using the above-mentioned approach resulted in very small differences between the planned and the applied dose. The GafChromic EBT prototype B together with the flat-bed scanner and MatLab is a successful approach for making the advantages of the GafChromic films applicable for verification of external beam therapy.

Todorovic, M.; Fischer, M.; Cremers, F.; Thom, E.; Schmidt, R. [Department of Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg (Germany)

2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The new geospatial tools: global transparency enhancing safeguards verification  

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This paper focuses on the importance and potential role of the new, freely available, geospatial tools for enhancing IAEA safeguards and how, together with commercial satellite imagery, they can be used to promote 'all-source synergy'. As additional 'open sources', these new geospatial tools have heralded a new era of 'global transparency' and they can be used to substantially augment existing information-driven safeguards gathering techniques, procedures, and analyses in the remote detection of undeclared facilities, as well as support ongoing monitoring and verification of various treaty (e.g., NPT, FMCT) relevant activities and programs. As an illustration of how these new geospatial tools may be applied, an original exemplar case study provides how it is possible to derive value-added follow-up information on some recent public media reporting of a former clandestine underground plutonium production complex (now being converted to a 'Tourist Attraction' given the site's abandonment by China in the early 1980s). That open source media reporting, when combined with subsequent commentary found in various Internet-based Blogs and Wikis, led to independent verification of the reporting with additional ground truth via 'crowdsourcing' (tourist photos as found on 'social networking' venues like Google Earth's Panoramio layer and Twitter). Confirmation of the precise geospatial location of the site (along with a more complete facility characterization incorporating 3-D Modeling and visualization) was only made possible following the acquisition of higher resolution commercial satellite imagery that could be correlated with the reporting, ground photos, and an interior diagram, through original imagery analysis of the overhead imagery.

Pabian, Frank Vincent [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

254

Efficient RC Power Grid Verification Using Node Elimination  

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Efficient RC Power Grid Verification Using Node Elimination Ankit Goyal Department of ECE to reduce the size of power grids but their fo- cus is more on simulation. In verification, we are concerned. This paper pro- poses a novel approach to systematically reduce the power grid and accurately compute

Najm, Farid N.

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Fast Vectorless Power Grid Verification Using an Approximate Inverse Technique  

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Fast Vectorless Power Grid Verification Using an Approximate Inverse Technique Nahi H. Abdul Ghani Department of ECE University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada f.najm@utoronto.ca ABSTRACT Power grid Aids General Terms Performance, Algorithms, Verification Keywords Power grid, voltage drop, approximate

Najm, Farid N.

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SPPV: A NEW FORMAL VERIFICATION ENVIRONMENT Lubomir Ivanov Michael Shute  

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are extremely powerful, but cannot be fully automated (e.g. Theorem Proving). Others such as Model Checking [1 ­ based on series-parallel poset verification. SPPV allows fast, automated verification of event sequencing in complex systems. The system model and properties can be expressed as series-parallel poset

Ivanov, Lubomir

257

Modeling and Verification of Embedded Systems using Cadence SMV  

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in the designs obtained by simulation is rapidly diminishing. However, verification has the promise of reducing1 Modeling and Verification of Embedded Systems using Cadence SMV Ali Abbas Mir, Subhashini on a technique called ``symbolic model checking''. It uses an OBDD (Ordered Binary Decision Diagram) algorithm

Tahar, Sofiène

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Modeling and Verification of Embedded Systems using Cadence SMV  

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in the designs obtained by simulation is rapidly diminishing. However, verification has the promise of reducing1 Modeling and Verification of Embedded Systems using Cadence SMV Ali Abbas Mir, Subhashini on a technique called "symbolic model checking". It uses an OBDD (Ordered Binary Decision Diagram) algorithm

Tahar, Sofiène

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Modeling and Verification of Embedded Systems Using Cadence SMV  

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the confidence in the de- signs obtained by simulation is rapidly diminishing. How- ever, verification hasModeling and Verification of Embedded Systems Using Cadence SMV Ali Abbas Mir, Subhashini, based on a tech- nique called "symbolic model checking". In this paper we investigate the modeling

Tahar, Sofiène

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AHAM Letter Acknowledging DOE Letter on Verification Program  

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This document is a response to the letter dated April 26, 2013, in which DOE adopted a new policy regarding DOE ENERGY STAR verification testing of models that are part of the AHAM verification program for clothes washers, dishwashers, and residential refrigerator/freezers.

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Advanced Waste Management Now Available as Accredited SEP Verification Body  

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The U.S. Department of Energy is pleased to announce that Advanced Waste Management Systems Inc. (AWM) is now a fully accredited Verification Body for Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP). This ANSI-ANAB accreditation enables AWM to provide third-party verification for industrial facilities that wish to demonstrate energy management excellence and sustained energy savings to earn SEP certification.

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Fast 3D Scanning for Biometric Identification and Verification  

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Fast 3D Scanning for Biometric Identification and Verification June 2011 Authors Anselmo., & Chen, A. (2011). Fast 3D Scanning for Biometric Identification and Verification. (Prepared by RTI..................................................10 Summary and Findings for Integration of Imperceptible Structured Lighting and SIS's 3D Snapshot

McShea, Daniel W.

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Software Verification in the Google App-Engine Cloud  

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resources. In the last years, cloud services emerged as an inexpensive, flexible, and energy for verification. We chose the platform-as-a-service offer Google App Engine and ported the open are available on demand. This enables a verification process that is less expensive (only actual usage is paid

Beyer, Dirk

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FORECAST VERIFICATION OF EXTREMES: USE OF EXTREME VALUE THEORY  

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1 FORECAST VERIFICATION OF EXTREMES: USE OF EXTREME VALUE THEORY Rick Katz Institute for Study ON EXTREMES · Emil Gumbel (1891 ­ 1966) -- Pioneer in application of statistics of extremes (Germany, France) Conventional Methods (3) Extreme Value Theory (EVT) (4) Application of EVT to Verification (5) Frost

Katz, Richard

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Surveillance Guide - CMS 3.3 Verification of System Configuration and Operations  

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VERIFICATION OF SYSTEM CONFIGURATION AND OPERATIONS VERIFICATION OF SYSTEM CONFIGURATION AND OPERATIONS 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is for the Facility Representative to verify that the facility's configuration and operations are consistent with facility design basis documentation. These surveillance activities provide a basis for evaluating the effectiveness of the contractor's program for implementing design basis requirements and for ensuring compliance with DOE requirements. 2.0 References 2.1 DOE 4700.1, Project Management System 2.2 DOE 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities 2.3 DOE 5480.23, Safety Analysis Reports 2.4 DOE-STD-1073-93, Guide for Operational Configuration Management 3.0 Requirements Implemented This surveillance is conducted to implement requirements CM-0009

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Comment submitted by Whirlpool Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER * 2000 N. M63 - MD 3005 * BENTON HARBOR, MI 49022 * 269.923.4646 ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER * 2000 N. M63 - MD 3005 * BENTON HARBOR, MI 49022 * 269.923.4646 May 9, 2011 Via email Ashley Armstrong U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585-0121 ESTARVerificationTesting@ee.doe.gov Re: DOE ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Program Dear Ms. Armstrong: We appreciate the opportunity to comment on the DOE Verification Testing Program that was put forth on April 22, 2011 (DOE Testing Document). As a very active member of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), we have worked closely with them in the development of the comments they have submitted (under separate cover)

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Diffuse Neutrino Intensity from the Inner Jets of Active Galactic Nuclei: Impacts of External Photon Fields and the Blazar Sequence  

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We study high-energy neutrino production in the inner jets of radio-loud active galactic nuclei (AGN), taking into account effects of external photon fields and the blazar sequence. We show that the resulting diffuse neutrino intensity is dominated by quasar-hosted blazars, in particular, flat spectrum radio quasars, and that PeV neutrino production due to photohadronic interactions with broadline radiation is unavoidable if the inner jets of blazars are cosmic-ray sources. The resulting neutrino spectrum has a cutoff feature around PeV energies since the main target photons are Ly$\\alpha$ emission. Because of infrared photons provided by the dust torus, neutrino spectra above PeV energies are too hard to be consistent with the IceCube data unless the proton spectral index is steeper than 2.5, or the maximum proton energy is $\\lesssim100$ PeV. Thus, although the cumulative background can be as high as $E_\

Murase, Kohta; Dermer, Charles D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Complex-Wide Waste Flow Analysis V1.0 verification and validation report  

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The complex-wide waste flow analysis model (CWWFA) was developed to assist the Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) Office of Science and Technology (EM-50) to evaluate waste management scenarios with emphasis on identifying and prioritizing technology development opportunities to reduce waste flows and public risk. In addition, the model was intended to support the needs of the Complex-Wide Environmental Integration (EMI) team supporting the DOE`s Accelerating Cleanup: 2006 Plan. CWWFA represents an integrated environmental modeling system that covers the life cycle of waste management activities including waste generation, interim process storage, retrieval, characterization and sorting, waste preparation and processing, packaging, final interim storage, transport, and disposal at a final repository. The CWWFA shows waste flows through actual site-specific and facility-specific conditions. The system requirements for CWWFA are documented in the Technical Requirements Document (TRD). The TRD is intended to be a living document that will be modified over the course of the execution of CWWFA development. Thus, it is anticipated that CWWFA will continue to evolve as new requirements are identified (i.e., transportation, small sites, new streams, etc.). This report provides a documented basis for system verification of CWWFA requirements. System verification is accomplished through formal testing and evaluation to ensure that all performance requirements as specified in the TRD have been satisfied. A Requirement Verification Matrix (RVM) was used to map the technical requirements to the test procedures. The RVM is attached as Appendix A. Since February of 1997, substantial progress has been made toward development of the CWWFA to meet the system requirements. This system verification activity provides a baseline on system compliance to requirements and also an opportunity to reevaluate what requirements need to be satisfied in FY-98.

Hsu, K.M.; Lundeen, A.S.; Oswald, K.B.; Shropshire, D.E.; Robinson, J.M.; West, W.H.

1997-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Remediation of Contaminated Marine Sediment Using Thin-Layer Capping with Activated Carbon—A Field Experiment in Trondheim Harbor, Norway  

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Remediation of Contaminated Marine Sediment Using Thin-Layer Capping with Activated Carbon—A Field Experiment in Trondheim Harbor, Norway ... Innovative chemical and biological monitoring methods were deployed to test capping effectiveness. ... (1) Two earlier pilot studies on AC amendment in the field have been established: one at Hunters Point, in San Francisco Bay, CA,(2, 3) and the other at Grasse River, NY.(1) The first field test aimed at remediating polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-contaminated mud flats in the San Francisco Bay, and the second field study was carried out on a permanently inundated freshwater river bed also contaminated with PCBs. ...

Gerard Cornelissen; Marie Elmquist Kruså; Gijs D. Breedveld; Espen Eek; Amy M.P. Oen; Hans Peter H. Arp; Caroline Raymond; Göran Samuelsson; Jenny E. Hedman; Øystein Stokland; Jonas S. Gunnarsson

2011-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Formal Verification of the SeVeCom HSM API with the Applied -calculus and the ProVerif tool  

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Formal Verification of the SeVeCom HSM API with the Applied -calculus and the ProVerif tool Ta Vinh Programming Interface (API) of the HSM. Besides the physical protection provided by the hardware of the HSM, its API must also be secure and resistant against attempts of logical break-ins. Unfortunately

Bencsáth, Boldizsár

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Safeguards for spent fuels: Verification problems  

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The accumulation of large quantities of spent nuclear fuels world-wide is a serious problem for international safeguards. A number of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) member states, including the US, consider spent fuel to be a material form for which safeguards cannot be terminated, even after permanent disposal in a geologic repository. Because safeguards requirements for spent fuels are different from those of conventional bulk-handling and item-accounting facilities, there is room for innovation to design a unique safeguards regime for spent fuels that satisfies the goals of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty at a reasonable cost to both the facility and the IAEA. Various strategies being pursued for long-term management of spent fuels are examined with a realistic example to illustrate the problems of verifying safeguards under the present regime. Verification of a safeguards regime for spent fuels requires a mix of standard safeguards approaches, such as quantitative verification and use of seals, with other measures that are unique to spent fuels. 17 refs.

Pillay, K.K.S.; Picard, R.R.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CTBT integrated verification system evaluation model supplement  

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Sandia National Laboratories has developed a computer based model called IVSEM (Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model) to estimate the performance of a nuclear detonation monitoring system. The IVSEM project was initiated in June 1994, by Sandia's Monitoring Systems and Technology Center and has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nonproliferation and National Security (DOE/NN). IVSEM is a simple, ''top-level,'' modeling tool which estimates the performance of a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) monitoring system and can help explore the impact of various sensor system concepts and technology advancements on CTBT monitoring. One of IVSEM's unique features is that it integrates results from the various CTBT sensor technologies (seismic, in sound, radionuclide, and hydroacoustic) and allows the user to investigate synergy among the technologies. Specifically, IVSEM estimates the detection effectiveness (probability of detection), location accuracy, and identification capability of the integrated system and of each technology subsystem individually. The model attempts to accurately estimate the monitoring system's performance at medium interfaces (air-land, air-water) and for some evasive testing methods such as seismic decoupling. The original IVSEM report, CTBT Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model, SAND97-25 18, described version 1.2 of IVSEM. This report describes the changes made to IVSEM version 1.2 and the addition of identification capability estimates that have been incorporated into IVSEM version 2.0.

EDENBURN,MICHAEL W.; BUNTING,MARCUS; PAYNE JR.,ARTHUR C.; TROST,LAWRENCE C.

2000-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment submitted by Traulsen regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by Traulsen regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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Comment submitted by Whirlpool Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by Whirlpool Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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Comment submitted by Consumers Union regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by Consumers Union regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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Developing an Evaluation Measurement and Verification Plan for Your Energy Efficiency Project/Program  

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Developing an Evaluation Measurement and Verification Plan for Your Energy Efficiency Project/Program

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State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V)  

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State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V) Webinar.

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Energy Savings Performance Contracting-Savings Measurement and Verification Transcript 2-24-2011.doc  

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Energy Savings Performance Contracting-Savings Measurement and Verification Transcript 2-24-2011.doc

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Supplement No. 2 to the FUSRAP Summary Protocol – Verification and Certification Protocol  

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Supplement No. 2 to the FUSRAP Summary Protocol – Verification and Certification Protocol (November 1985, Rev. 1)

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Activities  

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Activities and events provide Residential Network members the opportunity to discuss similar needs and challenges, and to collectively identify effective strategies and useful resources.

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Status Report on REC Verification, Tracking and Associated Issues  

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REC REC Verification, Tracking Systems and Associated Issues DOE Workshop on REC Markets and Challenges September 11, 2007 Meredith Wingate Director of Clean Energy Policy Design and Implementation Center for Resource Solutions Main Points * Think National - Verification issues are getting more complicated with the intersection of RECs and emissions markets - Market needs more rigorous verification * More coordination is needed Role of Tracking Systems * Primary tool for implementing state RPS programs * Produce data for environmental disclosure programs * Facilitate REC transactions Certificate-based Tracking Programs * ERCOT RECs Program (2001) * NEPOOL GIS (2002) * WI RRC Program (2003-2007) * PJM GATS (2005) * NJ SRECS (2005) * WREGIS (2007) * M-RETS (2007) * New York State (2008?)

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Reviewing Measurement and Verification Plans for Federal ESPC Projects  

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Reviewing Measurement & Verification Plans Reviewing Measurement & Verification Plans for Federal ESPC Projects February 2007 Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy This document was developed for the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program by Nexant, Inc., and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This document is posted on FEMP's web site at www.eere.energy.gov/femp/financing/ . [Headers and footers only revised 12/08] Reviewing M&V Plans Contents REVIEWING MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION PLANS FOR FEDERAL ESPC PROJECTS ............................................................................................................ 1 STEP 1 - PREPARE CUSTOM REPORT AND CHECKLIST FROM TEMPLATE .......................... 1

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Verification Checklist Home Address: City: State: Zip:  

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Indoor airPLUS Version 1 (Rev. 01) Verification Checklist Home Address: City: State: Zip: Section Requirements (Refer to full Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications for details) Must Correct Builder Verified Rater Verified N/A Note: The Rev. 01 checklist has been modified to reflect only the additional Indoor airPLUS requirements and their corresponding section numbers that must be met after completing the ENERGY STAR checklists. ENERGY STAR remains a prerequisite for Indoor airPLUS certification. ENERGY STAR V3 Checklists Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist completed. o o Water Management System Builder Checklist completed. o o HVAC System Quality Installation Contractor Checklist completed. o o HVAC System Quality Installation Rater Checklist completed. o o

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Dosimetric verification of IMAT delivery with a conventional EPID system and a commercial portal dose image prediction tool  

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Purpose: The electronic portal imaging device (EPID) is a system for checking the patient setup; as a result of its integration with the linear accelerator and software customized for dosimetry, it is increasingly used for verification of the delivery of fixed-field intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). In order to extend such an approach to intensity-modulated arc therapy (IMAT), the combined use of an EPID system and a portal dose image prediction (PDIP) tool has been investigated. Methods: The dosimetric behavior of an EPID system, mechanically reinforced to maintain its positional stability during the accelerator gantry rotation, has been studied to assess its ability to measure portal dose distributions for IMAT treatment beams. In addition, the PDIP tool of a commercial treatment planning system, commonly used for static IMRT dosimetry, has been validated for simulating the PDIs of IMAT treatment fields. The method has been applied to the delivery verification of 23 treatment fields that were measured in their dual mode of IMRT and IMAT modalities. Results: The EPID system has proved to be appropriate for measuring the PDIs of IMAT fields; additionally the PDIP tool was able to simulate these accurately. The results are quite similar to those obtained for static IMRT treatment verification, although it was necessary to investigate the dependence of the EPID signal and of the accelerator monitor chamber response on variable dose rate. Conclusions: Our initial tests indicate that the EPID system, together with the PDIP tool, is a suitable device for the verification of IMAT plan delivery; however, additional tests are necessary to confirm these results.

Iori, Mauro; Cagni, Elisabetta; Paiusco, Marta; Munro, Peter; Nahum, Alan E. [Servizio di Fisica Sanitaria, Arceispedale S. Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia 42100 (Italy); Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States); Department of Physics, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, Bebington CH63 4JY (United Kingdom)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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V-073: IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Signature Verification Flaw  

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3: IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Signature Verification 3: IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Signature Verification Flaw Lets Remote Users Modify Attributes V-073: IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Signature Verification Flaw Lets Remote Users Modify Attributes January 21, 2013 - 12:15am Addthis PROBLEM: IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Signature Verification Flaw Lets Remote Users Modify Attributes PLATFORM: Tivoli Federated Identity Manager versions 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2 ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager. REFERENCE LINKS: IBM Security Bulletin: 1615744 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1028011 CVE-2012-6359 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium DISCUSSION: The system does not check that all attributes have been signed. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can modify

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Measurement & Verification with Green Button Data | Department of Energy  

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Measurement & Verification with Green Button Data Measurement & Verification with Green Button Data Measurement & Verification with Green Button Data April 13, 2012 - 4:15pm Addthis Shankar Earni Program Manager at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Measurement and verification (M&V) focuses on ensuring that the savings from energy efficiency projects are being realized with a certain degree of confidence. M&V involves understanding how energy savings arebeing realized from a project; designing a cost-effective assessment strategy that addresses how to ensure the savings can be measured; and implementing the designed strategy by gathering the key data followed by analysis and reporting of the actual savings. In some cases, data from the Green Button program can be used to assess the energy savings from new efficiency

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Verification of Quantitative Precipitation Reforecasts over the Southeastern United States  

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NOAA’s second-generation reforecasts are approximately consistent with the operational version of the 2012 NOAA Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS). The reforecasts allow verification to be performed across a multidecadal time period using a ...

Martin A. Baxter; Gary M. Lackmann; Kelly M. Mahoney; Thomas E. Workoff; Thomas M. Hamill

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarity Measurement for Off-Line Signature Verification  

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Existing methods to deal with off-line signature verification usually adopt the feature representation based approaches ... . Experimental results showed that the computed similarity measurement was able to provi...

Xinge You; Bin Fang; Zhenyu He; Yuanyan Tang

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of three-dimensional laser Doppler velocimeter measurements  

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An experimental comparison method is proposed for the verification of mean flow and turbulence measurements obtained with a three-dimensional laser Doppler velocimeter system. Such measurements can include large ...

R. D. Mehta

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Introduction to Measurement and Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects  

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Document offers an overview of why and how measurement and verification is conducted in super energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) projects. Topics include allocating project risk, steps to verify savings, and M&V plans and reports.

291

Summary Verification Measures and Their Interpretation for Ensemble Forecasts  

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Ensemble prediction systems produce forecasts that represent the probability distribution of a continuous forecast variable. Most often, the verification problem is simplified by transforming the ensemble forecast into probability forecasts for ...

A. Allen Bradley; Stuart S. Schwartz

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi Modal Verification for Teleservices and Security Applications (MZVTS)  

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This paper presents the European ACTS project ( MZVTS ), which stands for Multi Modal Verification for Teleservices and Security Applications. The primar) goal of this project is to address the issue of secured access to local and centralised services ...

G. Richard; Y. Menguy; 1. Guis; N. Suaudeau; J. Boudy; P. Lockwood; C. Fernandez; F. Fernández; C. Kotropoulos; A. Tefas; Pitas; R. Heimgartner; P. Ryser; C. Beumier; P. Verlinde; S. Pigeon; G. Matas; J. Kittler; J. Bigün; Y. Abdeljaoued; E. Meurville; L. Besacier; M. Ansorge; G. Maitre; J. Luettin; S. Ben-Yacoub; B. Ruiz; K. Aldama; J. Cortes

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford Site Assessment & Characterization/Verification of Buildings...  

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Assessment & CharacterizationVerification of Buildings Procedure Published Date: 09-19-2013 Effective Date: 05-14-2014 Change Summary Page 1 of 1 Change Summary Revision Date...

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Hanford Site Assessment & Characterization/Verification of Structures...  

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Verification of Structures and Conex Boxes Procedure Published Date: 09-19-2013 Effective Date: 05-14-2014 Signature Page 1 of 1 DOE-0342-004, Rev. 0 Hanford Site...

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A Methodology for Automated Verification of Rosetta Specification Transformations  

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particular semantic vocabulary and modeling style. The following dissertation proposes a framework, semantics and methodology for automated verification of safety preservation over specification transformations between domains. Utilizing the ideas of lattice...

Lohoefener, Jennifer Lee

2011-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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DRAFT Measurement & Verification Guidelines Version 4.0  

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Document describes the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) standard procedures and guidelines for measurement and verification (M&V) for federal energy managers, procurement officials, and energy service providers.

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Verification of a technical system model with linear temporal logic  

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We consider the verification problem for an electromechanical device with a variable number of connectors and solve it with the modal logic LTL (Linear Temporal Logic). In the course of the analysis, we prove continuity and unambiguity theorems for the ...

A. N. Nepeivoda

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

NICTA Advanced Course Advanced Topics in Software Verification  

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.g. c) § Have syntax 'a :: c for: type 'a supports the operations of c § Can write abstract polymorphicCOMP 4161 NICTA Advanced Course Advanced Topics in Software Verification Gerwin Klein, June

Klein, Gerwin

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INL/EXT-14-33201 RELAP-7 Software Verification  

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01 RELAP-7 Software Verification and Validation Plan Curtis L. Smith Yong-Joon Choi Ling Zou September 25, 2014 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by...

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M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...  

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M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects Version 4.0 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program By

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Technology verification phase. Dynamic isotope power system. Final report  

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The Phase I requirements of the Kilowatt Isotope Power System (KIPS) program were to make a detailed Flight System Conceptual Design (FSCD) for an isotope fueled organic Rankine cycle power system and to build and test a Ground Demonstration System (GDS) which simulated as closely as possible the operational characteristics of the FSCD. The activities and results of Phase II, the Technology Verification Phase, of the program are reported. The objectives of this phase were to increase system efficiency to 18.1% by component development, to demonstrate system reliability by a 5000 h endurance test and to update the flight system design. During Phase II, system performance was improved from 15.1% to 16.6%, an endurance test of 2000 h was performed while the flight design analysis was limited to a study of the General Purpose Heat Source, a study of the regenerator manufacturing technique and analysis of the hardness of the system to a laser threat. It was concluded from these tests that the GDS is basically prototypic of a flight design; all components necessary for satisfactory operation were demonstrated successfully at the system level; over 11,000 total h of operation without any component failure attested to the inherent reliability of this type of system; and some further development is required, specifically in the area of performance. (LCL)

Halsey, D.G.

1982-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrostatic Fields Near the Active Site of Human Aldose Reductase: 1. New Inhibitors and Vibrational Stark Effect Measurements  

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and Vibrational Stark Effect Measurements Lauren J. Webb and Steven G. Boxer* Department of Chemistry, StanfordVember 19, 2007 ABSTRACT: Vibrational Stark effect spectroscopy was used to measure electrostatic fields's electrostatic field. Electrostatic field changes as large as -10 MV/cm were observed. Measured electrostatic

Boxer, Steven G.

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Verification and Validation of RADTRAN 5.5.  

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This document contains a description of the verification and validation process used for the RADTRAN 5.5 code. The verification and validation process ensured the proper calculational models and mathematical and numerical methods were used in the RADTRAN 5.5 code for the determination of risk and consequence assessments. The differences between RADTRAN 5 and RADTRAN 5.5 are the addition of tables, an expanded isotope library, and the additional User-Defined meteorological option for accident dispersion. 3

Osborn, Douglas.; Weiner, Ruth F.; Mills, George Scott; Hamp, Steve C.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A robot manipulator calibration procedure with experimental verification  

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A ROBOT MANIPULATOR CALIBRATION PROCEDURE WITH EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION A Thesis by SATYA SRINIVAS PADAVALA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1988 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering A ROBOT MANIPULATOR CALIBRATION PROCEDURE WITH EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION A Thesis by SATYA SRINIVAS PADAVALA Approved as to style and content by: njamin W. M ng (Chairman of Co 'ttee) jr gi...

Padavala, Satya Srinivas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement uncertainty in the performance verification of indicating measuring instruments  

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This paper is concerned with measurement uncertainty in the performance verification of the metrological characteristics of indicating measuring instruments to specified tolerances, often called maximum permissible errors (MPE). Performance verification differs from other types of calibrations in that the measurement does not necessarily result in an assigned quantity value. When a measurement involves assigning a quantity value, as is typical with the calibration of material measures or inspection of features on commercial workpieces, the measurand is different than in performance verification. The research literature and published standards and practice for measurement uncertainty typically only address the measurement uncertainty associated with assigned quantity values. When these general approaches to measurement uncertainty are applied to performance verification as well, the measurement uncertainty is not properly estimated and therefore incorrect practice is wide spread in the calibration industry. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the measurand in performance verification and to develop an associated general measurement uncertainty model. Examples are presented that highlight some cases where a measurand associated with performance verification results in a very different measurement uncertainty than when the measurand is associated with the assignment of a quantity value. Some issues for future work are also identified, particularly for consideration in the standardization of specifications for indicating measuring instruments.

James G. Salsbury; Edward P. Morse

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffuse Neutrino Intensity from the Inner Jets of Active Galactic Nuclei: Impacts of External Photon Fields and the Blazar Sequence  

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We study high-energy neutrino production in inner jets of radio-loud active galactic nuclei (AGN), taking into account effects of external photon fields and the blazar sequence. We show that the resulting diffuse neutrino intensity is dominated by quasar-hosted blazars, in particular, flat spectrum radio quasars, and that PeV-EeV neutrino production due to photohadronic interactions with broadline and dust radiation is unavoidable if the AGN inner jets are ultrahigh-energy cosmic-ray (UHECR) sources. Their neutrino spectrum has a cutoff feature around PeV energies since target photons are due to Ly$\\alpha$ emission. Because of infrared photons provided by the dust torus, neutrino spectra above PeV energies are too hard to be consistent with the IceCube data unless the proton spectral index is steeper than 2.5, or the maximum proton energy is $\\lesssim100$ PeV. Thus, the simple model has difficulty in explaining the IceCube data. For the cumulative neutrino intensity from blazars to exceed $\\sim{10}^{-8}~{\\rm GeV}~{\\rm cm}^{-2}~{\\rm s}^{-1}~{\\rm sr}^{-1}$, their local cosmic-ray energy generation rate would be $\\sim10-100$ times larger than the local UHECR emissivity, but is comparable to the averaged gamma-ray blazar emissivity. Interestingly, future detectors such as the Askaryan Radio Array can detect $\\sim0.1-1$ EeV neutrinos even in more conservative cases, allowing us to indirectly test the hypothesis that UHECRs are produced in the inner jets. We find that the diffuse neutrino intensity from radio-loud AGN is dominated by blazars with gamma-ray luminosity of $\\gtrsim10^{48}~{\\rm erg}~{\\rm s}^{-1}$, and the arrival directions of their $\\sim1-100$ PeV neutrinos correlate with the luminous blazars detected by Fermi.

Kohta Murase; Yoshiyuki Inoue; Charles D. Dermer

2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of Remediation and Verification Sampling for the 600-270 Horseshoe Landfill  

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This report presents the results of the 2005 remedial action and verification soil sampling conducted at the 600-270 waste site after removal of soil containing residual concentrations of dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane and its breakdown products dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethylene and dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethane. The remediation was performed in response to post-closure surface soil sampling performed between 1998 and 2003 that indicated the presence of residual DDT contamination exceeding the Record of Decision for the 1100 Area National Priorities List site cleanup criteria of 1 mg/kg that was established for the original 1994 cleanup activities.

W. S. Thompson

2005-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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CTBT Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model  

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Sandia National Laboratories has developed a computer based model called IVSEM (Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model) to estimate the performance of a nuclear detonation monitoring system. The IVSEM project was initiated in June 1994, by Sandia`s Monitoring Systems and Technology Center and has been funded by the US Department of Energy`s Office of Nonproliferation and National Security (DOE/NN). IVSEM is a simple, top-level, modeling tool which estimates the performance of a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) monitoring system and can help explore the impact of various sensor system concepts and technology advancements on CTBT monitoring. One of IVSEM`s unique features is that it integrates results from the various CTBT sensor technologies (seismic, infrasound, radionuclide, and hydroacoustic) and allows the user to investigate synergy among the technologies. Specifically, IVSEM estimates the detection effectiveness (probability of detection) and location accuracy of the integrated system and of each technology subsystem individually. The model attempts to accurately estimate the monitoring system`s performance at medium interfaces (air-land, air-water) and for some evasive testing methods such as seismic decoupling. This report describes version 1.2 of IVSEM.

Edenburn, M.W.; Bunting, M.L.; Payne, A.C. Jr.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated safety management system verification: Volume 2  

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Department of Energy (DOE) Policy (P) 450.4, Safety Management System Policy, commits to institutionalization of an Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) throughout the DOE complex. The DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR, 48 CFR 970) requires contractors to manage and perform work in accordance with a documented Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS). Guidance and expectations have been provided to PNNL by incorporation into the operating contract (Contract DE-ACM-76FL0 1830) and by letter. The contract requires that the contractor submit a description of their ISMS for approval by DOE. PNNL submitted their proposed Safety Management System Description for approval on November 25,1997. RL tentatively approved acceptance of the description pursuant to a favorable recommendation from this review. The Integrated Safety Management System Verification is a review of the adequacy of the ISMS description in fulfilling the requirements of the DEAR and the DOE Policy. The purpose of this review is to provide the Richland Operations Office Manager with a recommendation for approval of the ISMS description of the Pacific Northwest Laboratory based upon compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR 970.5204(-2 and -78); and to verify the extent and maturity of ISMS implementation within the Laboratory. Further the review will provide a model for other DOE laboratories managed by the Office of Assistant Secretary for Energy Research.

Christensen, R.F.

1998-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Oil-field disposal practices in hydrogeologic setting of Midway Sunset and Buena Vista oil fields; review of past effects, current activities, and future scenarios  

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Class 2 water disposal in the Midway Sunset and Buena Vista oil fields of Kern County, California, has been by injection and infiltration from spreading ponds into the unsaturated zone, which is typically hundreds of feet thick. Water collection is mostly through an extensive tributary network of collection ditches radiating from several disposal facility locations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the subsurface movement of fluid in the hydrogeological environment and to determine the fate of the disposed water and its long-term impact on the area.

Sengebush, R.M.; Kiser, S.C.; Greenwood, E.J.; Crozier, R.N.; Crewdson, R.A.; Wilson, M.J.; Rycerski, B.A.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Design and Interface Design Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

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The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE software design and interface design is to assess the activities that results in the development, documentation, and review of a software design that meets the requirements defined in the software requirements documentation. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production. IV&V reviewed the requirements specified in the NRC Form 189s to verify these requirements were included in SAPHIRE’s Software Verification and Validation Plan (SVVP) design specification.

Kent Norris

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Design and Interface Design Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

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The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE software design and interface design is to assess the activities that results in the development, documentation, and review of a software design that meets the requirements defined in the software requirements documentation. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production. IV&V reviewed the requirements specified in the NRC Form 189s to verify these requirements were included in SAPHIRE’s Software Verification and Validation Plan (SVVP) design specification.

Kent Norris

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of 2-D Detonation Shock Dynamics in conjunction with Los Alamos Lagrangian hydrocode  

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As the latest version of the fast-tube Detonation Shock Dynamics (DSD) solver is linked with the Los Alamos Lagrangian hydrocode, verification problems from a 2006 DSD report (LA-14277 [1]) have been duplicated with some of the verification criteria changed to more quantitative ones. The observed error convergence is as good as or better than reported in [1], quite possibly due to the careful treatment of floating point numbers to ensure that their precision level is maintained throughout the code. This report duplicates the three sample verification problems in LA-14277 [1] using the Los Alamos ASC Lagrangian hydrocode (FLAG), official release of 3.2 Alpha6 with a few modifications. This version of FLAG is linked with the latest fast-tube Detonation Shock Dynamics (DSD) version beta 2 solver released in 2011 as part of the LanlDSD software product [2]. New verification criteria are used for the arcwave problem where two specific locations are chosen for burn arrival time comparison. For this report FLAG's internal driver code prepares the distance function ({Psi}) and material ID fields from its hydro setup, instead of the stand-alone driver that is being utilized by the other LANL hydrocodes currently interfaced to LanlDSD. As it is implemented in version 3.2 Alpha6, the {Psi} and material ID fields and other parameters are passed from FLAG to the DSD solver directly, and the burn table is directly passed back to FLAG as part of the calling arguments. The burn-front arrival time 'exact' solutions, mentioned in the sequel for the rate-stick and 'arc-wave' problems, are computed using a pair of special-purpose Fortran codes provided by Aslam [3]. In each case an ansatz for the form of the solution is made in which the radius from the detonator center point is used as the independent space coordinate. This leads to a simplified, problem-specific, 1D form of the governing equation. This equation is solved using 2nd-order spatial differencing and the forward Euler method on a very fine temporal and geometric mesh. The boundary conditions are handled exactly at the correct location, with second order accuracy. Care has been taken to ensure that this solution is fully converged. Most other technical details are omitted here as they are comprehensively discussed in [1].

Aida, Toru [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Walter, John W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Aslam, Tariq D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Short, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Remaining Sites Verification Package for the 1607-F4 Sanitary Sewer System, Waste Site Reclassification Form 2004-131  

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The 1607-F4 waste site is the former location of the sanitary sewer system that serviced the former 115-F Gas Recirculation Building. The system included a septic tank, drain field, and associated pipeline that were in use from 1944 to 1965. The 1607-F4 waste site received unknown amounts of sanitary sewage from the 115-F Gas Recirculation Building and may have potentially contained hazardous and radioactive contamination. In accordance with this evaluation, the verification sampling results support a reclassification of this site to Interim Closed Out. The results of verification sampling demonstrated that residual contaminant concentrations do not preclude any future uses and allow for unrestricted use of shallow zone soils. The results also showed that residual contaminant concentrations are protective of groundwater and the Columbia River.

L. M. Dittmer

2007-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Enrichment Assay Methods for a UF6 Cylinder Verification Station: FY10 Progress Report  

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing the concept of an automated UF6 cylinder verification station that would be located at key measurement points to positively identify each cylinder, measure its mass and enrichment, store the collected data in a secure database, and maintain continuity of knowledge on measured cylinders until the arrival of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors. At the center of this unattended system is a hybrid enrichment assay technique that combines the traditional enrichment-meter method (based on the 186 keV peak from 235U) with non-traditional neutron-induced high-energy gamma-ray signatures (spawned primarily by 234U alpha emissions and 19F(alpha, neutron) reactions). Previous work by PNNL provided proof-of-principle for the non-traditional signatures to support accurate, full-volume interrogation of the cylinder enrichment, thereby reducing the systematic uncertainties in enrichment assay due to UF6 heterogeneity and providing greater sensitivity to material substitution scenarios. The work described here builds on that preliminary evaluation of the non-traditional signatures, but focuses on a prototype field system utilizing NaI(Tl) and LaBr3(Ce) spectrometers, and enrichment analysis algorithms that integrate the traditional and non-traditional signatures. Results for the assay of Type-30B cylinders ranging from 0.2 to 4.95 wt% 235U, at an AREVA fuel fabrication plant in Richland, WA, are described for the following enrichment analysis methods: 1) traditional enrichment meter signature (186 keV peak) as calculated using a square-wave convolute (SWC) algorithm; 2) non-traditional high-energy gamma-ray signature that provides neutron detection without neutron detectors and 3) hybrid algorithm that merges the traditional and non-traditional signatures. Uncertainties for each method, relative to the declared enrichment for each cylinder, are calculated and compared to the uncertainties from an attended HPGe verification station at AREVA, and the IAEA’s uncertainty target values for feed, tail and product cylinders. A summary of the major findings from the field measurements and subsequent analysis follows: • Traditional enrichment-meter assay using specially collimated NaI spectrometers and a Square-Wave-Convolute algorithm can achieve uncertainties comparable to HPGe and LaBr for product, natural and depleted cylinders. • Non-traditional signatures measured using NaI spectrometers enable interrogation of the entire cylinder volume and accurate measurement of absolute 235U mass in product, natural and depleted cylinders. • A hybrid enrichment assay method can achieve lower uncertainties than either the traditional or non-traditional methods acting independently because there is a low degree of correlation in the systematic errors of the two individual methods (wall thickness variation and 234U/235U variation, respectively). This work has indicated that the hybrid NDA method has the potential to serve as the foundation for an unattended cylinder verification station. When compared to today’s handheld cylinder-verification approach, such a station would have the following advantages: 1) improved enrichment assay accuracy for product, tail and feed cylinders; 2) full-volume assay of absolute 235U mass; 3) assay of minor isotopes (234U and 232U) important to verification of feedstock origin; single instrumentation design for both Type 30B and Type 48 cylinders; and 4) substantial reduction in the inspector manpower associated with cylinder verification.

Smith, Leon E.; Jordan, David V.; Orton, Christopher R.; Misner, Alex C.; Mace, Emily K.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The politics of verification: Limiting the testing of nuclear weapons  

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From 1982 to 1990, the United States and the Soviet Union renegotiated verification arrangements for two unratified arms control agreements that had nevertheless been observed since 1977: the Threshold Test Ban Treaty and the Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty. The negotiations yielded new verification procedures, changed attitudes regarding Soviet compliance, and established useful precedents for further restrictions on nuclear testing. The negotiations also demonstrated how technical arguments can be misused to promote a particular political agenda-in this case, the continued testing of nuclear weapons. By misrepresenting the uncertainties in US monitoring procedures, and then falsely characterizing these uncertainties as a fatal flaw of seismic verification techniques, opponents of a nuclear test ban clouded the sensitive issue of verification enough to delay progress towards a complete ban on nuclear weapons testing. The primary obstacle to further restrictions on nuclear testing was not the feasibility of adequate verification, but rather the unwillingness of several US administrations to address the real question of whether the United States and other nuclear weapon states should, in the interest of global nuclear nonproliferation, end the development of new nuclear weapons designs that require confirmation by underground nuclear tests. 51 refs., 6 figs.

Vink, G.E. van der (IRIS Consortion on Seismology, Arlington, VA (United States)); Paine, C.E. (Natural Reources Defense Council, Washington, DC (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Teachers Needed to Participate in Fermilabyrinth - a Program for Midlevel Students You and your students can experience "cutting-edge" Web technology as part of a Fermilab Education Office pilot program. Fermilabyrinth is a collection of online games based on the hands-on Quarks to Quasars exhibits at the Lederman Science Center. The games can stand alone as a virtual field trip or be part of an inquiry-based classroom project. Although we are still developing some features of the site, there is currently quite a bit to see at http://www-ed.fnal.gov/projects/labyrinth/. For more information about the site, please contact Spencer Pasero at spasero@fnal.gov or (630) 840-3076. SIMply Prairie - a Pilot Program for Midlevel Students: Teachers Needed for Pilot Program

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The Challenge for Arms Control Verification in the Post-New START World  

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Nuclear weapon arms control treaty verification is a key aspect of any agreement between signatories to establish that the terms and conditions spelled out in the treaty are being met. Historically, arms control negotiations have focused more on the rules and protocols for reducing the numbers of warheads and delivery systems - sometimes resorting to complex and arcane procedures for counting forces - in an attempt to address perceived or real imbalances in a nation's strategic posture that could lead to instability. Verification procedures are generally defined in arms control treaties and supporting documents and tend to focus on technical means and measures designed to ensure that a country is following the terms of the treaty and that it is not liable to engage in deception or outright cheating in an attempt to circumvent the spirit and the letter of the agreement. As the Obama Administration implements the articles, terms, and conditions of the recently ratified and entered-into-force New START treaty, there are already efforts within and outside of government to move well below the specified New START levels of 1550 warheads, 700 deployed strategic delivery vehicles, and 800 deployed and nondeployed strategic launchers (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) silos, Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) tubes on submarines, and bombers). A number of articles and opinion pieces have appeared that advocate for significantly deeper cuts in the U.S. nuclear stockpile, with some suggesting that unilateral reductions on the part of the U.S. would help coax Russia and others to follow our lead. Papers and studies prepared for the U.S. Department of Defense and at the U.S. Air War College have also been published, suggesting that nuclear forces totaling no more than about 300 warheads would be sufficient to meet U.S. national security and deterrence needs. (Davis 2011, Schaub and Forsyth 2010) Recent articles by James M. Acton and others suggest that the prospects for maintaining U.S. security and minimizing the chances of nuclear war, while deliberately reducing stockpiles to a few hundred weapons, is possible but not without risk. While the question of the appropriate level of cuts to U.S. nuclear forces is being actively debated, a key issue continues to be whether verification procedures are strong enough to ensure that both the U.S. and Russia are fulfilling their obligations under the current New Start treaty and any future arms reduction treaties. A recent opinion piece by Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft (2012) raised a number of issues with respect to governing a policy to enhance strategic stability, including: in deciding on force levels and lower numbers, verification is crucial. Particularly important is a determination of what level of uncertainty threatens the calculation of stability. At present, that level is well within the capabilities of the existing verification systems. We must be certain that projected levels maintain - and when possible, reinforce - that confidence. The strengths and weaknesses of the New START verification regime should inform and give rise to stronger regimes for future arms control agreements. These future arms control agreements will likely need to include other nuclear weapons states and so any verification regime will need to be acceptable to all parties. Currently, China is considered the most challenging party to include in any future arms control agreement and China's willingness to enter into verification regimes such as those implemented in New START may only be possible when it feels it has reached nuclear parity with the U.S. and Russia. Similarly, in keeping with its goals of reaching peer status with the U.S. and Russia, Frieman (2004) suggests that China would be more willing to accept internationally accepted and applied verification regimes rather than bilateral ones. The current verification protocols specified in the New START treaty are considered as the baseline case and are contrasted with possible alternative verification protocols that could be e

Wuest, C R

2012-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Employment Verification at Savannah River Site, INS-O-09-05 ...  

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Employment Verification at Savannah River Site, INS-O-09-05 Employment Verification at Savannah River Site, INS-O-09-05 The Department of Energy's Savannah River Operations Office...

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A Comparison of Measures-Oriented and Distributions-Oriented Approaches to Forecast Verification  

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The authors have carried out verification of 590 12–24-h high-temperature forecasts from numerical guidance products and human forecasters for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, using both a measures-oriented verification scheme and a distributions-...

Harold E. Brooks; Charles A. Doswell III

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal Dependency based Checkpoint Selection for Dynamic Verification of Fixed-time Constraints  

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.4 [Software Engineering]: Software/Program Verification. General Term Algorithms, Design, Reliability, Theory strategy, the corresponding unnecessary verification can be avoided. The comparison and experimental simulation further demonstrate that our new strategy can improve the efficiency of overall temporal

Yang, Yun

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VERIFICATION BASED ECG BIOMETRICS WITH CARDIAC IRREGULAR CONDITIONS USING HEARTBEAT LEVEL AND SEGMENT LEVEL INFORMATION FUSION  

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VERIFICATION BASED ECG BIOMETRICS WITH CARDIAC IRREGULAR CONDITIONS USING HEARTBEAT LEVEL propose an ECG based robust human verification system for both healthy and cardiac irregular conditions% relatively on the PTB database. Index Terms-- ECG biometrics, beat normalization, outlier re- moval

Li, Xin

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Comparison of Ankle Kinematics between Soft and Semi-Rigid Ankle Orthoses for Field-Sport Activities .  

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??Purpose of study: Examine ASO (soft) and Malleoloc semi-rigid stirrup (SRS) ankle orthosis designs on ankle kinematics during field-sport movements: sprint, one-legged jump, and 45-degree… (more)

Becker, Shannon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flows and Non-thermal Velocities in Solar Active Regions Observed with the Extreme-ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer on Hinode: A Tracer of Active Region Sources of Heliospheric Magnetic Fields?  

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From Doppler velocity maps of active regions constructed from spectra obtained by the Extreme-ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) on the Hinode spacecraft we observe large areas of outflow (20-50 km/s) that can persist for at least a day. These outflows occur in areas of active regions that are faint in coronal spectral lines formed at typical quiet Sun and active region temperatures. The outflows are positively correlated with non-thermal velocities in coronal plasmas. The bulk mass motions and non-thermal velocities are derived from spectral line centroids and line widths, mostly from a strong line of Fe XII at 195.12 Angstroms. The electron temperature of the outflow regions estimated from an Fe XIII to Fe XII line intensity ratio is about 1.2-1.4 MK. The electron density of the outflow regions derived from a density sensitive intensity ratio of Fe XII lines is rather low for an active region. Most regions average around 7E10+8 cm(-3), but there are variations on pixel spatial scales of about a factor of 4. We discuss results in detail for two active regions observed by EIS. Images of active regions in line intensity, line width, and line centroid are obtained by rastering the regions. We also discuss data from the active regions obtained from other orbiting spacecraft that support the conclusions obtained from analysis of the EIS spectra. The locations of the flows in the active regions with respect to the longitudinal photospheric magnetic fields suggest that these regions might be tracers of long loops and/or open magnetic fields that extend into the heliosphere, and thus the flows could possibly contribute significantly to the solar wind.

G. A. Doschek; H. P. Warren; J. T. Mariska; K. Muglach; J. L. Culhane; H. Hara; T Watanabe

2008-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting Things We Cannot See: Learning the Concepts of Control and Detecting Things We Cannot See: Learning the Concepts of Control and Variable in an Experiment Submitted by Anita Brook-Dupree, 1996 TRAC teacher at Fermilab, Teacher, Alternative Middle Years School, Philadelphia, PA. Particle physicists at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois are faced with the problem of detecting the presence of sub-atomic particles they cannot see. During my summer as a TRAC teacher at Fermilab, I tried to think of ways to teach middle school students about things we cannot see. I want to thank my nine-year-old daughter Gia for the idea for the following activity. I was lamenting that I could not come up with ideas of how to relate the work of Fermilab scientists to anything that my students would understand. Then I was reminded by my daughter, that when I brought her to school on the

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Independent Verification Survey Report for the Long Island Solar Farm, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York  

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5119-SR-01-0 INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY REPORT FOR THE LONG ISLAND SOLAR FARM, BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY

E.M. Harpenau

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission of the size of units of quantities and verification conditions as applied to measurement systems  

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The meaning of “transmission of the size of units of quantities” and “verification conditions” applied to measurement systems is considered.

A. A. Danilov

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION REVIEW AND SURVEY of the Argonne National Laboratory Building 301 Footprint  

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INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION REVIEW AND SURVEY of the Argonne National Laboratory Building 301 Footprint, Argonne Illinois 5061-SR-01-0

E.N. Bailey

2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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Comment submitted by Hoshizaki America, Inc. regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by Hoshizaki America, Inc. regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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Comment submitted by Hobart/ITW Food Equipment Group regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by Hobart/ITW Food Equipment Group regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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Comment submitted by the Bradford White Corporation (BWC) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by the Bradford White Corporation (BWC) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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Comment submitted by BSH Home Appliances Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by BSH Home Appliances Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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Comment submitted by Energizer Battery Manufacturing, Inc. regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by Energizer Battery Manufacturing, Inc. regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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E-Print Network 3.0 - attribute verification system Sample Search...  

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systems for generation "attributes": those characteristics of a power plant's production... , electricity markets are devising accounting and verification systems for...

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EECLP Webinar #2: Quality Assurance and Evaluation Monitoring Verification-- Text Version  

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Below is the text version of the EECLP Webinar #2: Quality Assurance and Evaluation Monitoring Verification, presented in December 2014.

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Comment submitted by A. O. Smith Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by A. O. Smith Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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Comment submitted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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CRAD, Verification and Validation of Facilities Procedures Assessment Plan  

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Verification and Validation of Facilities Procedures Verification and Validation of Facilities Procedures Assessment Plan CRAD, Verification and Validation of Facilities Procedures Assessment Plan Performance Objective: The purpose of this assessment is verify and validate the process for the development of operations procedures and that procedures are in place which provide direction to personnel to ensure that the facility is operated within its design bases. Criteria: Operations procedures should be written to provide specific direction for operating systems and equipment during normal and postulated abnormal and emergency conditions. (DOE O 5480.19 A) Operations procedures should provide appropriate direction to ensure that the facility is operated within its design bases and should be effectively used to support safe operations of the facility. (DOE O

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Energy Efficiency Measurement & Verification in South Africa  

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Energy Efficiency Measurement & Verification in South Africa Energy Efficiency Measurement & Verification in South Africa Speaker(s): Xiaohua Xia Date: December 17, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Stephane de la Rue du Can Measurement and verification (M&V) is the process of using measurements to reliably determine actual saving created within an individual facility by an energy management program. This talk will describe the basics of M&V, and introduce how M&V is conducted in the Republic of South Africa. Topics covered include the history of M&V in South Africa, the business structure, and the Eskom-led M&V protocols and guidelines of M&V. The talk will also present how the M&V profession is governed and regulated by the national professional body, the national standard (the first in the world), and a

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Formal verification of complex properties on PLC programs  

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Formal verification has become a recommended practice in the safety-critical application areas. However, due to the complexity of practical control and safety systems, the state space explosion often prevents the use of formal analysis. In this paper we extend our former verification methodology with effective property preserving reduction techniques. For this purpose we developed general rule-based reductions and a customized version of the Cone of Influence (COI) reduction. Using these methods, the verification of complex requirements formalised with temporal logics (e.g. CTL, LTL) can be orders of magnitude faster. We use the NuSMV model checker on a real-life PLC program from CERN to demonstrate the performance of our reduction techniques.

Darvas, D; Voros, A; Bartha, T; Blanco Vinuela, E; Gonzalez Suarez, V M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Zero Knowledge Protocol For Nuclear Warhead Verification  

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The verification of nuclear warheads for arms control faces a paradox: International inspectors must gain high confidence in the authenticity of submitted items while learning nothing about them. Conventional inspection systems featuring ''information barriers'', designed to hide measurments stored in electronic systems, are at risk of tampering and snooping. Here we show the viability of fundamentally new approach to nuclear warhead verification that incorporates a zero-knowledge protocol, designed such that sensitive information is never measured so does not need to be hidden. We interrogate submitted items with energetic neutrons, making in effect, differential measurements of neutron transmission and emission. Calculations of diversion scenarios show that a high degree of discrimination can be achieved while revealing zero information. Timely demonstration of the viability of such an approach could be critical for the nexxt round of arms-control negotiations, which will likely require verification of individual warheads, rather than whole delivery systems.

Glaser, Alexander [Princeton, Univ., NJ (United States). Program on Science and Global Security] [Princeton, Univ., NJ (United States). Program on Science and Global Security; Goldston, Robert J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States)

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Verification and validation of RADMODL Version 1.0  

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RADMODL is a system of linked computer codes designed to calculate the radiation environment following an accident in which nuclear materials are released. The RADMODL code and the corresponding Verification and Validation (V&V) calculations (Appendix A), were developed for Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) by EGS Corporation (EGS). Each module of RADMODL is an independent code and was verified separately. The full system was validated by comparing the output of the various modules with the corresponding output of a previously verified version of the modules. The results of the verification and validation tests show that RADMODL correctly calculates the transport of radionuclides and radiation doses. As a result of this verification and validation effort, RADMODL Version 1.0 is certified for use in calculating the radiation environment following an accident.

Kimball, K.D.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Converter performance TFE Verification Program. Final test report  

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This report details TFE Verification Program, the objective, of which is to demonstrate the technology readiness of a TFE suitable for use as the basic element in a thermionic reactor with electric power output in the 0.5 to 5.0 MW(e) range, and a full-power life of 7 years. The TFE Verification Program built directly on the technology and data base developed in the 1960s and early 1970s in an AEC/NASA program, and in the SP-100 program conducted in 1983, 1984 and 1985. In the SP-100 program, the attractive features of thermionic power conversion technology were recognized but concern was expressed over the lack of fast reactor irradiation data. The TFE Verification Program addressed that concern.

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Event:Technical Workshop: Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV):  

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Workshop: Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV): Workshop: Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV): Experiences from and for implementation Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png Technical Workshop: Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV): Experiences from and for implementation: on 2012/06/26 "The workshop will deal with MRV issues relevant to negotiators and practitioners from Partnership member countries and aims at contributing to an in-depth understanding of key aspects critical to the implementation of MRV-systems in developing countries. The workshop will focus on the "how" of implementing MRV-systems in a pragmatic, sustainable and cost-efficient way while taking advantage of existing structures and experiences. Thus the event wants to move beyond the political discussions

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An Efficient Dual Algorithm for Vectorless Power Grid Verification under Linear Current Constraints  

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An Efficient Dual Algorithm for Vectorless Power Grid Verification under Linear Current Constraints, Chicago, IL 60616, USA ABSTRACT Vectorless power grid verification makes it possible to eval- uate worst, the vectorless power grid verification problem can be formulated and solved as a linear programming (LP) problem

Wang, Jia

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Under consideration for publication in Formal Aspects of Computing Specification and verification challenges for  

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and verification challenges as we see them today. We draw on our experience with specifying and verifying code], and static checking and verification tools for these [BCD+ 06, FLL+ 02, CK05]. While we do not claim in ESC/Java [FLL+ 02, LSS99, CK05] and other tools geared to the verification of Java-like programs [BCD

Leino, K. Rustan M.

348

Verification for measurement-only blind quantum computing  

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Blind quantum computing is a new secure quantum computing protocol where a client who does not have any sophisticated quantum technology can delegate her quantum computing to a server without leaking any privacy. It is known that a client who has only a measurement device can perform blind quantum computing [T. Morimae and K. Fujii, Phys. Rev. A 87, 050301(R) (2013)]. It has been an open problem whether the protocol can enjoy the verification, i.e., the ability of the client to check the correctness of the computing. In this paper, we propose a protocol of verification for the measurement-only blind quantum computing.

Tomoyuki Morimae

2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification for measurement-only blind quantum computing  

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Blind quantum computing is a new secure quantum computing protocol where a client who does not have any sophisticated quantum technlogy can delegate her quantum computing to a server without leaking any privacy. It is known that a client who has only a measurement device can perform blind quantum computing [T. Morimae and K. Fujii, Phys. Rev. A {\\bf87}, 050301(R) (2013)]. It has been an open problem whether the protocol can enjoy the verification, i.e., the ability of client to check the correctness of the computing. In this paper, we propose a protocol of verification for the measurement-only blind quantum computing.

Tomoyuki Morimae

2012-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

350

Four-axis micro measuring systems performance verification  

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Abstract This article describes the performance verification of 3D optical measuring instruments integrating a rotational axis using an artifact. The goal is the performance verification of four-axis measuring systems for the full 3D acquisition of micro-geometric parts. This type of measurement has many potential applications, such as in micro-tool, micro-mold, or micro-device manufacturing. The artifact is as simple as possible to reduce manufacturing costs, ensure easy calibration, comply with the ISO 10360 standard and consider all volumetric error contributions. The artifact may be useful to both measuring system manufacturers and users to provide a measurement traceability path.

Giovanni Moroni; Stefano Petrò; Wahyudin P. Syam

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass and galaxy distributions of four massive galaxy clusters from Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data  

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We measure the weak-lensing masses and galaxy distributions of four massive galaxy clusters observed during the Science Verification phase of the Dark Energy Survey with the purpose of 1) validating the DECam imager for the task of measuring weak-lensing shapes, and 2) utilizing DECam's large field of view to map out the clusters and their environments over 90 arcmin. We conduct a series of rigorous tests on astrometry, photometry, image quality, PSF modeling, and shear measurement accuracy to single out flaws in the data and also to identify the optimal data processing steps and parameters. We find Science Verification data from DECam to be suitable for lensing analyses. The PSF is generally well-behaved, but the modeling is rendered difficult by a flux-dependent PSF width. We employ photometric redshifts to distinguish between foreground and background galaxies, and a red-sequence cluster finder to provide cluster richness estimates and cluster-galaxy distributions. By fitting NFW profiles to the clusters i...

Melchior, P; Huff, E; Hirsch, M; Kacprzak, T; Rykoff, E; Gruen, D; Armstrong, R; Bacon, D; Bechtol, K; Bernstein, G M; Bridle, S; Clampitt, J; Honscheid, K; Jain, B; Jouvel, S; Krause, E; Lin, H; MacCrann, N; Patton, K; Plazas, A; Rowe, B; Vikram, V; Wilcox, H; Young, J; Zuntz, J; Abbott, T; Abdalla, F; Allam, S S; Banerji, M; Bernstein, J P; Bernstein, R A; Bertin, E; Buckley-Geer, E; Burke, D L; Castander, F J; da Costa, L N; Cunha, C E; Depoy, D L; Desai, S; Diehl, H T; Doel, P; Estrada, J; Evrard, A E; Neto, A Fausti; Fernandez, E; Finley, D A; Flaugher, B; Frieman, J A; Gaztanaga, E; Gerdes, D; Gruendl, R A; Gutierrez, G R; Jarvis, M; Karliner, I; Kent, S; Kuehn, K; Kuropatkin, N; Lahav, O; Maia, M A G; Makler, M; Marriner, J; Marshall, J L; Merritt, K W; Miller, C J; Miquel, R; Mohr, J; Neilsen, E; Nichol, R C; Nord, B D; Reil, K; Roe, N A; Roodman, A; Sako, M; Sanchez, E; Santiago, B X; Schindler, R; Schubnell, M; Sevilla-Noarbe, I; Sheldon, E; Smith, C; Soares-Santos, M; Swanson, M E C; Sypniewski, A J; Tarle, G; Thaler, J; Thomas, D; Tucker, D L; Walker, A; Wechsler, R; Weller, J; Wester, W

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ATHOS3 computer code verification: Volume 1, 2/3-scale test: Final report  

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As part of an ATHOS3 code verification program as it relates to flow-induced tube vibration prediction, Westinghouse was contracted by the Steam Generator Project Office of EPRI in Project S-310-8, Part I to analyze the flow field in a Westinghouse 2/3 scale test model of the first pass of the preheat section of a Model D4 steam generator. The predicted velocities were to be compared with the test data obtained at midpoints between tube centers at tube Rows 49 (first row of tubes from feedwater entrance), 47, 45, and other locations. The tests were conducted with water at 60 psig and 100/degree/F. The tested water flow rate simulated the feedwater flow rate at full power conditions of a D4 steam generator. Analysis models in both cylindrical and Cartesian coordinates and different flow cell sizes were used in the code predictions. The measured total RMS forces on four front row tubes were also correlated with measured velocities at the four tubes. The results of the code verification with the test data are presented in this report.

Lee, A.Y.; Masiello, P.J.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oak Ridge Associated VERIFICATION Universities OF OF  

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as part of this activity. This section of the property contains several PCB storage tanks, around and beneath which remedial action could not be performed without the...

354

Geochemistry and stable isotope constraints on high-temperature activity from sediment cores of the Saldanha hydrothermal field  

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hydrothermal processes occur, including reactions of the hydrothermal fluids with mafic and ultramafic rocks of seafloor hydrothermal processes. The focus on these ultramafic-hosted hydrothermal systems has increased, i of the Saldanha hydrothermal field Á.S. Dias a, ,1 , G.L. Früh-Green b,1 , S.M. Bernasconi c,1 , F.J.A.S. Barriga

Gilli, Adrian

355

Structure of magnetic fields in NOAA active regions 0486 and 0501 and in the associated interplanetary ejecta  

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field occurs at the day side mag- netopause and this reconnection transports energy from the solar wind interplanetary ejecta Vasyl Yurchyshyn Big Bear Solar Observatory, 40386 North Shore Lane, Big Bear City, CA Bear Solar Observatory, 40386 North Shore Lane, Big Bear City, CA 92314, USA Crimean Astrophysical

Yurchyshyn, Vasyl

356

Upper critical fields and thermally-activated transport of Nd(0.7Fe0.3) FeAs single crystal  

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We present measurements of the resistivity and the upper critical field H{sub c2} of Nd(O{sub 0.7}F{sub 0.3})FeAs single crystals in strong DC and pulsed magnetic fields up to 45 T and 60 T, respectively. We found that the field scale of H{sub c2} is comparable to {approx}100 T of high T{sub c} cuprates. H{sub c2}(T) parallel to the c-axis exhibits a pronounced upward curvature similar to what was extracted from earlier measurements on polycrystalline samples. Thus this behavior is indeed an intrinsic feature of oxypnictides, rather than manifestation of vortex lattice melting or granularity. The orientational dependence of H{sub c2} shows deviations from the one-band Ginzburg-Landau scaling. The mass anisotropy decreases as T decreases, from 9.2 at 44K to 5 at 34K. Spin dependent magnetoresistance and nonlinearities in the Hall coefficient suggest contribution to the conductivity from electron-electron interactions modified by disorder reminiscent that of diluted magnetic semiconductors. The Ohmic resistivity measured below T{sub c} but above the irreversibility field exhibits a clear Arrhenius thermally activated behavior over 4--5 decades. The activation energy has very different field dependencies for H{parallel}ab and H{perpendicular}ab. We discuss to what extent different pairing scenarios can manifest themselves in the observed behavior of H{sub c2}, using the two-band model of superconductivity. The results indicate the importance of paramagnetic effects on H{sub c2}(T), which may significantly reduce H{sub c2}(0) as compared to H{sub c2}(0) {approx}200--300 T based on extrapolations of H{sub c2}(T) near T{sub c} down to low temperatures.

Balakirev, Fedor F [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jaroszynski, J [NHMFL, FSU; Hunte, F [NHMFL, FSU; Balicas, L [NHMFL, FSU; Jo, Youn - Jung [NHMFL, FSU; Raicevic, I [NHMFL, FSU; Gurevich, A [NHMFL, FSU; Larbalestier, D C [NHMFL, FSU; Fang, L [CHINA; Cheng, P [CHINA; Jia, Y [CHINA; Wen, H H [CHINA

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sperry Low Temperature Geothermal Conversion System, Phase I and Phase II. Volume IV. Field activities. Final report  

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This volume describes those activities which took place at the Sperry DOE Gravity Head plant site at the East Mesa Geothermal Reservoir near Holtville, California between February 1980, when site preparation was begun, and November 1982, when production well 87-6 was permanently abandoned. Construction activities were terminated in July 1981 following the liner collapse in well 87-6. Large amounts of program time manpower, materials, and funds had been diverted in a nine-month struggle to salvage the production well. Once these efforts proved futile, there was no rationale for continuing with the site work unless and until sufficient funding to duplicate well 87-6 was obtained. Activities reported here include: plant construction and pre-operational calibration and testing, drilling and completion of well 87-6, final repair effort on well 87-6, abandonment of well 87-6, and performance evaluation of well 87.6. (MHR)

Harvey, C.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Department of Computing CSP||B modelling for railway verification  

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University of Surrey Department of Computing Computing Sciences Report CS-12-03 CSP||B modelling Schneider Helen Treharne March 30th 2012 #12;CSP||B modelling for railway verification: the double junction work in verifying railway systems through CSP k B modelling and analysis. In particular we consider

Doran, Simon J.

359

Eurospeech 2001 -Scandinavia Information Fusion for Robust Speaker Verification  

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Eurospeech 2001 - Scandinavia Information Fusion for Robust Speaker Verification Conrad Sanderson, Australia Abstract In this paper we have studied two information fusion ap- proaches, namely feature vector used in mismatched conditions. Three types of fea- tures are fused: Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients

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2012 -2013 BIRTH DATE VERIFICATION STUDENT NAME: SPU ID  

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an official copy of your Birth Certificate, Passport, or Driver's License with this form and we will update2012 - 2013 BIRTH DATE VERIFICATION STUDENT NAME: SPU ID: The date of birth reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) does not match the date of birth reported in one of the following

Nelson, Tim

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2013 -2014 BIRTH DATE VERIFICATION STUDENT NAME: SPU ID  

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an official copy of your Birth Certificate, Passport, or Driver's License with this form and we will update2013 - 2014 BIRTH DATE VERIFICATION STUDENT NAME: SPU ID: The date of birth reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) does not match the date of birth reported in one of the following

Nelson, Tim

362

Cleanup Verification Package for the 118-F-6 Burial Ground  

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This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action for the 118-F-6 Burial Ground located in the 100-FR-2 Operable Unit of the 100-F Area on the Hanford Site. The trenches received waste from the 100-F Experimental Animal Farm, including animal manure, animal carcasses, laboratory waste, plastic, cardboard, metal, and concrete debris as well as a railroad tank car.

H. M. Sulloway

2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

363

Early Power Grid Verification Under Circuit Current Uncertainties  

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Early Power Grid Verification Under Circuit Current Uncertainties Imad A. Ferzli Department of ECE Eindhoven, The Netherlands lars@magma-da.com ABSTRACT As power grid safety becomes increasingly important in modern integrated circuits, so does the need to start power grid verifica- tion early in the design cycle

Najm, Farid N.

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Verification and validation of detonation simulation: topical review  

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Verification and validation of detonation simulation: topical review Joseph M. Powers Department and Reactive Systems Irvine, California 28 July 2011 23rd ICDERS ­ Irvine, California V&V of Detonation 28 July 2011 1 / 29 #12;Outline 1 Some semantics and some provocation 2 Some overly brief detonation discourse

365

NASA/TP2004213015 Formal Verification of a Conflict  

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NASA/TP­2004­213015 Formal Verification of a Conflict Resolution and Recovery Algorithm Jeffrey~noz National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia April 2004 #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

Maddalon, Jeffrey M.

366

Parameterized Specification and Verification of PLC Systems in Coq  

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Parameterized Specification and Verification of PLC Systems in Coq Hai Wan D.CST, Tsinghua and verify PLC software systems with the theorem proving system Coq. Dependent inductive data types are har to cope with this situation, modular development of PLC software is adopted. During the modular

Boyer, Edmond

367

Improving large-sized PLC programs verification using abstractions  

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Improving large-sized PLC programs verification using abstractions V. Gourcuff O. de Smet J [2005]) models of PLC programs, which can be verified with well- known model-checkers, like UPPAAL the development of industrial PLC programs up to now (John- son [2007]). Several reasons can explain

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

368

Virtual verification of system designs against system requirements  

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System development and integration with a sufficient maturity at entry into service is a competitive challenge in the aerospace sector. With the ever-increasing complexity of products, this can only be achieved using efficient model-based techniques ... Keywords: MBSE, Modelica, ModelicaML, model-based testing, requirements, verification

Wladimir Schamai; Philipp Helle; Peter Fritzson; Christiaan J. J. Paredis

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

A STROKE BASED ALGORITHM FOR DYNAMIC SIGNATURE VERIFICATION  

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A STROKE BASED ALGORITHM FOR DYNAMIC SIGNATURE VERIFICATION Tong Qu, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, Andy a novel stroke-based algorithm for DSV. An algorithm is developed to convert sample signatures of individual strokes. Individual strokes are identified by finding the points where there is a 1) decrease

Adler, Andy

370

Static Analysis and Verification of Aerospace Software by Abstract Interpretation  

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synchronous control/command software in open loop. Recent advances consider imperfectly synchronous, parallelStatic Analysis and Verification of Aerospace Software by Abstract Interpretation Julien Bertrane ´Ecole normale sup´erieure, Paris Patrick Cousot, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, New

Miné, Antoine

371

Verification of Network Management System Configurations David L. Cohrs  

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Verification of Network Management System Configurations David L. Cohrs (608) 262-6617 dave domains too autonomous for this centralized approach. Distributing the network management system causes- ments. The NMSL system then operates in two roles: it verifies network management specifications

Miller, Barton P.

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Testing and Verification Solutions for Homework # 1, Fall 2008  

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1 Testing and Verification Solutions for Homework # 1, Fall 2008 Prepared by Priyank Kalla. The third question was very simple. The set of ALL tests that detect fault j/1 = ab'd' + ac'd' + a'cd' + b'cd'. Those for k/0 include ac'd. Note: If you ever get confused w.r.t. Boolean Difference based test

Kalla, Priyank

373

Contracts for Model Execution Verification Eric Cariou1  

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Contracts for Model Execution Verification Eric Cariou1 , Cyril Ballagny2 , Alexandre Feugas3 a contract-based approach to specify an execution semantics for a meta-model. We show that an execution model transformation contracts for controlling the dynamic con- sistent evolution of a model during its

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA LOW LEAKAGE AIR HANDLER VERIFICATION  

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or heat pump fan and inside coil) must be certified to the Commission to leak 2 percent or less of its in the dwelling as applicable. System Name or Identification/Tag System Location or Area Served LLAH Unit Make LLAH Unit Model The LLAH must be connected to a New Duct System that meets the HERS verification

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Web API Verification: Results and Challenges Brown University  

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Web API Verification: Results and Challenges Arjun Guha Brown University Providence, RI arjun Web applications use several APIs to build rich features. For example, the W3C Geolocation API that enables offline access, and the Google Maps API allows applications to embed customized maps. Some

Krishnamurthi, Shriram

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Usability evaluation of multi-modal biometric verification systems  

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......development that allows its commercialization. However, there is a lack...example using a PIN) the process is called verification. If...which match most closely, the process is called identification...experiencing a similar, but slower process. There is a rising interest......

Doroteo T. Toledano; Rubén Fernández Pozo; Álvaro Hernández Trapote; Luis Hernández Gómez

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superior Energy Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol for Industry  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Measurement and Verification Protocol for Industry defines the procedures that will be used to confirm conformance with the energy performance level requirements of the Superior Energy Performance Program. The Program has two paths. This document is structured to reflect those different paths.

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NICTA Advanced Course Advanced Topics in Software Verification  

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COMP 4161 NICTA Advanced Course Advanced Topics in Software Verification Gerwin Klein, June: § Declare a set of functions with signatures (e.g. plus, zero) § give them a name (e.g. c) § Have syntax 'a :: c for: type 'a supports the operations of c § Can write abstract polymorphic functions that use plus

Klein, Gerwin

379

3D Scanning for Biometric Identification and Verification  

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June 2010 3D Scanning for Biometric Identification and Verification Project Leads Anselmo Lastra visibility, cannot be controlled. A relatively new biometric, 3D facial recognition, holds great promise performance using 3D shape and texture matched that of the much more mature technologies of high

McShea, Daniel W.

380

Verification of Parallel Garbage Collection by Abstract Model Checking  

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have a finite state space provided that the abstraction mapping is powerful. M¨uller and Nipkow's work working on abstract model checking. In Section 4, the abstractions we defined on garbage #12; collectionVerification of Parallel Garbage Collection by Abstract Model Checking (Extended Abstract) Masami

Hagiya, Masami

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FORECAST VERIFICATION OF EXTREMES: USE OF EXTREME VALUE THEORY  

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1 FORECAST VERIFICATION OF EXTREMES: USE OF EXTREME VALUE THEORY Rick Katz Institute for Study on Extremes · Emil Gumbel (1891 ­ 1966) -- Pioneer in application of statistics of extremes "Il est impossible que l'improbable n'arrive jamais." #12;3 OUTLINE (1) Motivation (2) Conventional Methods (3) Extreme

Katz, Richard

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FORECAST VERIFICATION OF EXTREMES: USE OF EXTREME VALUE THEORY  

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1 FORECAST VERIFICATION OF EXTREMES: USE OF EXTREME VALUE THEORY Rick Katz Institute for Study ON EXTREMES · Emil Gumbel (1891 ­ 1966) -- Pioneer in application of statistics of extremes "Il est impossible que l'improbable n'arrive jamais." #12;3 OUTLINE (1) Motivation (2) Conventional Methods (3) Extreme

Katz, Richard

383

Mathematical description for the measurement and verification of energy efficiency improvement  

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Abstract Insufficient energy supply is a problem faced by many countries, and energy efficiency improvement is identified as the quickest and most effective solution to this problem. Many energy efficiency projects are therefore initiated to reach various energy saving targets. These energy saving targets need to be measured and verified, and in many countries such a measurement and verification (M&V) activity is guided by the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP). However, M&V is widely regarded as an inaccurate science: an engineering practice relying heavily on professional judgement. This paper presents a mathematical description of the energy efficiency M&V problem and thus casts into a scientific framework the basic M&V concepts, propositions, techniques and methodologies. For this purpose, a general description of energy system modeling is provided to facilitate the discussion, strict mathematical definitions for baseline and baseline adjustment are given, and the M&V plan development is formulated as an M&V modeling problem. An optimal M&V plan is therefore obtained through solving a calculus of variation, or equivalently, an optimal control problem. This approach provides a fruitful source of research problems by which optimal M&V plans under various practical constraints can be determined. With the aid of linear control system models, this mathematical description also provides sufficient conditions for M&V practitioners to determine which one of the four M&V options in IPMVP should be used in a practical M&V project.

Xiaohua Xia; Jiangfeng Zhang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fragment Based Protein Active Site Analysis Using Markov Random Field Combinations of Stereochemical Feature-Based Classifications  

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of these methods have been able to account successfully for the diversity in the sequence and structural conformations observed in proteins that have the same function. An additional complication is the flexibility in both the protein active site and the ligand...

Pai Karkala, Reetal

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Type A verification report for the high flux beam reactor stack and grounds, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Order 458.1 requires independent verification (IV) of DOE cleanup projects (DOE 2011). The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) has been designated as the responsible organization for IV of the High Flux Beam Reactor (HFBR) Stack and Grounds area at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, New York. The IV evaluation may consist of an in-process inspection with document and data reviews (Type A Verification) or a confirmatory survey of the site (Type B Verification). DOE and ORISE determined that a Type A verification of the documents and data for the HFBR Stack and Grounds: Survey Units (SU) 6, 7, and 8 was appropriate based on the initial survey unit classification, the walkover surveys, and the final analytical results provided by the Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA). The HFBR Stack and Grounds surveys began in June 2011 and were completed in September 2011. Survey activities by BSA included gamma walkover scans and sampling of the as-left soils in accordance with the BSA Work Procedure (BNL 2010a). The Field Sampling Plan - Stack and Remaining HFBR Outside Areas (FSP) stated that gamma walk-over surveys would be conducted with a bare sodium iodide (NaI) detector, and a collimated detector would be used to check areas with elevated count rates to locate the source of the high readings (BNL 2010b). BSA used the Mult- Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) principles for determining the classifications of each survey unit. Therefore, SUs 6 and 7 were identified as Class 1 and SU 8 was deemed Class 2 (BNL 2010b). Gamma walkover surveys of SUs 6, 7, and 8 were completed using a 2?2 NaI detector coupled to a data-logger with a global positioning system (GPS). The 100% scan surveys conducted prior to the final status survey (FSS) sampling identified two general soil areas and two isolated soil locations with elevated radioactivity. The general areas of elevated activity identified were investigated further with a collimated NaI detector. The uncollimated average gamma count rate was less than 15,000 counts per minute (cpm) for the SU 6, 7, and 8 composite area (BNL 2011a). Elevated count rates were observed in portions of each survey unit. The general areas of elevated counts near the Building 801 ventilation and operations and the entry to the Stack were determined to be directly related to the radioactive processes in those structures. To compensate for this radioactive shine, a collimated or shielded detector was used to lower the background count rate (BNL 2011b and c). This allowed the surveyor(s) to distinguish between background and actual radioactive contamination. Collimated gamma survey count rates in these shine affected areas were below 9,000 cpm (BNL 2011a). The average background count rate of 7,500 cpm was reported by BSA for uncollimated NaI detectors (BNL 2011d). The average collimated background ranged from 4,500-6,500 cpm in the westernmost part of SU 8 and from 2,000-3,500 cpm in all other areas (BNL 2011e). Based on these data, no further investigations were necessary for these general areas. SU 8 was the only survey unit that exhibited verified elevated radioactivity levels. The first of two isolated locations of elevated radioactivity had an uncollimated direct measurement of 50,000 cpm with an area background of 7,500 cpm (BNL 2011f). The second small area exhibiting elevated radiation levels was identified at a depth of 6 inches from the surface. The maximum reported count rate of 28,000 cpm was observed during scanning (BNL 2011g). The affected areas were remediated, and the contaminated soils were placed in an intermodal container for disposal. BSA's post-remediation walkover surveys were expanded to include a 10-foot radius around the excavated locations, and it was determined that further investigation was not required for these areas (BNL 2011 f and g). The post-remediation soil samples were collected and analyzed with onsite gamma spectroscopy equipment. These samples were also included with the FSS s

Harpenau, Evan M.

2012-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Obtaining field pricing and audit cognizance has been identified as a critical path activity for our contract and financial assistance awards and modifications  

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

PROCUREMENT AND ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT PROCUREMENT AND ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT AND ASSISTANCE POLICY (MA-61) MANAGEMENT OF CONTRACT/FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AUDIT SUPPORT FOR AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT ACTIONS (JULY 23, 2009) Obtaining field pricing and audit support has been identified as a critical path activity for our Recovery Act contract and financial assistance awards and modifications. In order to meet the aggressive schedule commitments for placing contracts and financial assistance awards, we need to manage the audit process more effectively through increased management attention both at the field contracting office and Headquarters level. The guidance and direction provided herein is written primarily to cover audit support from the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). It

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Controls modelling and verification for the Pacific Intertie HVDC 4 terminal scheme  

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A detailed digital model for the actual control system of the Pacific Intertie HVDC scheme is presented. The scheme is operated as multi-terminal bipole HVDC with four terminals in parallel. Each pole comprises two separately located converter station with independent converter controls at each end of the transmission line. The control model includes bipole, pole, station and converter control systems. Special control techniques for providing safe and stable operation of the parallel converters are described. The techniques also result in fast recovery of the HVDC transmission scheme following severe ac and dc system disturbances. Verification of the completeness and accuracy of the model are made using field tests made on the actual HVDC scheme.

Hammad, A.; Minghetti, R.; Hasler, J.; Eicher, P. (ABB Power Systems, Baden (Switzerland)); Bunch, R.; Goldsworthy, D. (Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States))

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Pretreatment verification of dose calculation and delivery by means of measurements with PLEXITOM™ phantom  

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Aim To validate a pretreatment verification method of dose calculation and dose delivery based on measurements with Metaplex PTW phantom. Background The dose-response relationships for local tumor control and radiosensitive tissue complications are strong. It is widely accepted that an accuracy of dose delivery of about 3.5% (one standard deviation) is required in modern radiotherapy. This goal is difficult to achieve. This paper describes our experience with the control of dose delivery and calculations at the ICRU reference point. Materials and methods The calculations of dose at the ICRU reference point performed with the treatment planning system CMS XiO were checked by measurements carried out in the PLEXITOM™ phantom. All measurements were performed with the ion chamber positioned in the phantom, at the central axis of the beam, at depth equivalent to the radiological depth (at gantry zero position). The source-to-phantom surface distance was always set to keep the source-to-detector distance equal to the reference point depth defined in the ICRU Report 50 (generally, 100 cm). The dose was measured according to IAEA TRS 398 report for measurements in solid phantoms. The measurement results were corrected with the actual accelerator's output factor and for the non-full scatter conditions. Measurements were made for 111 patients and 327 fields. Results The average differences between measurements and calculations were 0.03% (SD = 1.4%), 0.3% (SD = 1.0%), 0.1% (SD = 1.1%), 0.6% (SD = 1.8%), 0.3% (SD = 1.5%) for all measurements, for total dose, for pelvis, thorax and H&N patients, respectively. Only in 15 cases (4.6%), the difference between the measured and the calculated dose was greater than 3%. For these fields, a detailed analysis was undertaken. Conclusion The verification method provides an instantaneous verification of dose calculations before the beginning of a patient's treatment. It allows to detect differences smaller than 3.5%.

Pawe? Wo?owiec; Pawe? Kuko?owicz; Krzysztof Lis

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Remaining Sites Verification Package for the 1607-D4 Septic System, Waste Site Reclassification Form 2005-036  

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The 1607-D4 Septic System was a septic tank and tile field that received sanitary sewage from the 115-D/DR Gas Recirculation Facility. This septic system operated from 1944 to 1968. Decommissioning took place in 1985 and 1986 when all above-grade features were demolished and the tank backfilled. The results of verification sampling demonstrated that residual contaminant concentrations do not preclude any future uses and allow for unrestricted use of shallow zone soils. The results also showed that residual contaminant concentrations are protective of groundwater and the Columbia River.

R. A. Carlson

2006-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Trip Guide to Serpentinite, Silica-Carbonate Alteration, and Related Hydrothermal Activity in the Clear Lake Region, California  

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This guide is designed to familiarize scientists with the geology, structure, alteration, and fluids typical of California serpentinites for purposes of carbon dioxide sequestration (Lackner et al., 1995). Goff et al. (1997) and Goff and Lackner (1998) describe the geology and geochemistry of some of the serpentinites from this area. Mechanisms of silica-carbonate alteration were outlined by Barnes et al. (1973). Donnelly-Nolan et al. (1993) most recently reviewed relations between regional hydrothermal alteration and Quarternary volcanic activity. Stanley et al. (1998) summarized geophysical characteristics of the region.

Fraser Goff; George Guthrie

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Verification and validation of the SWIFT model  

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A number of tests have been performed, under controlled conditions, with the SWIFT model in order to complete its quality-assurance records. Some of these tests verify the numerical algorithms employed by the code implementation through comparison with analytical data. Other tests validate the processes addressed by the model through comparison with field data. These tests show good agreement between SWIFT and the reference data. In this paper several of the tests are highlighted. 10 references, 6 figures, 2 tables.

Ward, D.S.; Reeves, M.; Duda, L.E.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Motor cortex activation by H-coil and figure-8 coil at different depths. Combined motor threshold and electric field distribution study  

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AbstractObjective To compare the ability of an H-coil and figure-8 coil to stimulate different motor cortex regions. Methods The resting (rMT) and active (aMT) motor thresholds were measured for the right hand APB and leg AHB muscles in 10 subjects, using an H-coil and a figure-8 coil. The electric field distribution induced by the coils was measured in a head model. The combination of the hand and leg \\{MTs\\} with the field measurements was used to determine the depth of hand and leg motor areas via the intersection points. Results The rMT and aMT of both APB and AHB were significantly lower for the H-coil. The ratio and difference between the leg and hand rMT and aMT were significantly lower for the H-Coil. Electric field measurements revealed significantly more favorable depth profile and larger volume of stimulation for the H-coil. The averaged intersection for the APB was at a distance from coil of 1.83 ± 0.54 cm and at an intensity of 97.8 ± 21.4 V/m, while for the AHB it was at a distance of 2.73 ± 0.44 cm and at an intensity of 118.6 ± 21.3 V/m. Conclusion The results suggest a more efficient activation of deeper motor cortical regions using the H-coil. Significance The combined evaluation of \\{MTs\\} by H- and figure-8 coils allows measurement of the individual depth of different motor cortex regions. This could be helpful for optimizing stimulation parameters for TMS treatment.

Yiftach Roth; Gaby S. Pell; Andrei V. Chistyakov; Alon Sinai; Abraham Zangen; Menashe Zaaroor

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NONAQUEOUS-PHASE LIQUID CHARACTERIZATION AND POST-REMEDIATION VERIFICATION SAMPLING  

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Light and dense nonaqueous-phase liquids (NAPLs) were identified in the surficial aquifer at the Northeast Site of the Young-Rainey Science, Technology, and Research Center located in Largo, Florida. The composition and the horizontal and vertical extent of NAPLs were determined using historical site information, analysis of ground water and soil boring data, and analysis of free product recovered from wells. Trichloroethene, dichloroethene, methylene chloride, toluene, and oils were identified as NAPLs. Calculations were conducted to determine NAPL remediation goals for both soil and ground water. Following completion of in situ thermal remediation activities at a 9,900-cubic-meter NAPL contamination area, a sampling program was implemented to verify the success of the remediation. The program consisted of using hot media sampling techniques to collect soil and ground water samples at randomly chosen locations in three sampling events during a 6- month period. Verification data indicate that the remediation was successful.

Tabor, Charles [S.M. Stoller Corporation; Juhlin, Randall [S.M. Stoller Corporation; Darr, Paul [S.M. Stoller Corporation; Caballero, Julian [S.M. Stoller Corporation; Daniel, Joseph [S.M. Stoller Corporation; Ingle, David [S.M. Stoller Corporation; none,

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VERIFICATION SURVEY OF THE BAKER AND WILLIAMS WAREHOUSES  

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~ *-,-' .r_~, ~ *-,-' .r_~, VERIFICATION SURVEY OF THE BAKER AND WILLIAMS WAREHOUSES BUILDING 513-519 NEW YORK, NEW YORK Prepared by W. C. Adams Environmental Survey and Site Assessment Program Energy/Environment Systems Division Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117 Prepared for the Office of Environmental Restoration U.S. Department of Energy FINAL REPORT JUNE 1994 This report is based on work performed under contract number DE-AC05-760R00033 with the U.S. Department of Energy. Baker arId Wi,,iMI Wsrchouwl-Vcrification June 28, ,994 - ,I I_ ..I .- VERIFICATION SURVEY OF THE BAKER AND W ILLIAMS WAREHOUSES BUILDING 513-519 NEW YORK, NEW YORK Prepared by: ' J .,,,~ ' . W . C. Adams, Project Leader Date: Environmental Survey and Site Assessment Program

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NETL: Methane Hydrates - DOE/NETL Projects - Verification Of Capillary  

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Verification Of Capillary Pressure Functions And Relative Permeability Equations For Modeling Gas Production From Gas Hydrates Last Reviewed 12/12/2013 Verification Of Capillary Pressure Functions And Relative Permeability Equations For Modeling Gas Production From Gas Hydrates Last Reviewed 12/12/2013 DE-FE0009927 Goal The goal of this project is to verify and validate the capillary pressure functions and relative permeability equations that are frequently used in hydrate numerical simulators. In order to achieve this goal, numerical simulation using a network model will be used to suggest fitting parameters, modify existing equations or, if necessary, develop new equations for better simulation results. Performers Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202-3622 Background Numerical simulation is used to estimate and predict long-term behavior of hydrate-bearing sediments during gas production [Kurihara et al., 2008;

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Oak Ridge Associated VERIFICATION SURVEY Universities OF THE  

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ORAU 89/K-79 ORAU 89/K-79 Prepared by ERIFICATION Oak Ridge Associated VERIFICATION SURVEY Universities OF THE Drepared of SHIPPINGPORT ATOMIC POWER STATION Facility and Site Decommissioning SHIPPINGPORT, PENNSYLVANIA I Projects U.S. Department R LANDIS ot Energy M. R. LANDIS ot Energy Environmental Survey and Site Assessment Program Energy/Environment Systems Division FINAL REPORT .i~ ~~ . ~NOVEMBER 1989 .Ii_- ORAU 89/K-79 VERIFICATION SURVEY OF THE SHIPPINGPORT ATOMIC POWER STATION SHIPPINGPORT, PENNSYLVANIA Prepared by M. R. Landis Environmental Survey and Site Assessment Program Energy/Environment Systems Division Oak Ridge Associated Universities 3*P~~~ ~~Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117 U~~~~~~~~1 ~Project Staff S. F. Barnett F. A. Payne J. D. Berger J. L. Payne G. R. Foltz E. A. Powell

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Microsoft Word - S0191800 - Gunnison Verification Monitoring Report 0906.doc  

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6 6 Office of Legacy Management DOE M/1305-2006 -L Work Performed Under DOE Contract No. for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management. DE-AC01-02GJ79491 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Office of Legacy Management Office of Legacy Management Office of Legacy Management U.S. Department of Energy S0191800 DOE-LM/1305-2006 Office of Legacy Management Verification Monitoring Report for the Gunnison, Colorado, Processing Site September 2006 Work Performed by S.M. Stoller Corporation under DOE Contract No. DE-AC01-02GJ79491 for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management, Grand Junction, Colorado U.S. Department of Energy 2006 Verification Monitoring Report-Gunnison, Colorado, Processing Site September 2006 Doc. No. S0191800

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ENERGY STAR Test Procedures and Verification | Department of Energy  

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ENERGY STAR » ENERGY STAR Test ENERGY STAR » ENERGY STAR Test Procedures and Verification ENERGY STAR Test Procedures and Verification The Department of Energy (DOE) is the lead agency in the development and revision of all test procedures for products in the ENERGY STAR® program, including those products that are also subject to DOE's Energy Conservation Standards program. As specifications are updated and new products or metrics are added to the ENERGY STAR program, DOE is responsible for developing and revising methods, responding to stakeholder comments, and answering any testing-related questions that arise as a result of the procedures being utilized. To simplify the process for interested parties, more information on the test procedure development for ENERGY STAR products can be found on each of

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Experimental device-independent verification of quantum steering  

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Bell nonlocality between distant quantum systems---i.e., joint correlations which violate a Bell inequality---can be verified without trusting the measurement devices used, nor those performing the measurements. This leads to unconditionally secure protocols for quantum information tasks such as cryptographic key distribution. However, complete verification of Bell nonlocality requires high detection efficiencies, and is not robust to the typical transmission losses that occur in long distance applications. In contrast, quantum steering, a weaker form of quantum correlation, can be verified for arbitrarily low detection efficiencies and high losses. The cost is that current steering-verification protocols require complete trust in one of the measurement devices and its operator, allowing only one-sided secure key distribution. We present device-independent steering protocols that remove this need for trust, even when Bell nonlocality is not present. We experimentally demonstrate this principle for singlet states and states that do not violate a Bell inequality.

Sacha Kocsis; Michael J. W. Hall; Adam J. Bennet; Dylan J. Saunders; G. J. Pryde

2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A Spectral Verification of the HELIOS-2 Lattice Physics Code  

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Core modeling of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at INL is currently undergoing a significant update through the Core Modeling Update Project1. The intent of the project is to bring ATR core modeling in line with today’s standard of computational efficiency and verification and validation practices. The HELIOS-2 lattice physics code2 is the lead code of several reactor physics codes to be dedicated to modernize ATR core analysis. This presentation is concerned with an independent verification of the HELIOS-2 spectral representation including the slowing down and thermalization algorithm and its data dependency. Here, we will describe and demonstrate a recently developed simple cross section generation algorithm based entirely on analytical multigroup parameters for both the slowing down and thermal spectrum. The new capability features fine group detail to assess the flux and multiplication factor dependencies on cross section data sets using the fundamental infinite medium as an example.

D. S. Crawford; B. D. Ganapol; D. W. Nigg

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shared Signals: Using Existing Facility Meters for Energy Savings Verification  

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energy conservation projects. (2) These guidelines provide monitoring and verification options that have different levels of accuracy and cost. They are specifically designed for energy savings performance contracts and are designed to provide... with a fair degree of accuracy. The costs of using existing meters are often not as clear. Obviously, if an existing meter is used, the costs of purchasing new metering equipment is avoided. However, using an existing meter is not free of costs...

McBride, J. R.; Bohmer, C. J.; Price, S. D.; Carlson, K.; Lopez, J.

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Assignment 5 Verification of ANSI-C with PVS  

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15-820-a Assignment 5 Verification of ANSI-C with PVS Due Apr. 30, 2003 1 Find the Minimum 1. Write a function in ANSI­C that finds the minumum number in an array. The size of the array is passed as a parameter. 2. Translate your ANSI­C code into PVS language, as described in the class. You may assume

Clarke, Edmund M.

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Cleanup Verification Package for the 618-8 Burial Ground  

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This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action for the 618-8 Burial Ground, also referred to as the Solid Waste Burial Ground No. 8, 318-8, and the Early Solid Waste Burial Ground. During its period of operation, the 618-8 site is speculated to have been used to bury uranium-contaminated waste derived from fuel manufacturing, and construction debris from the remodeling of the 313 Building.

M. J. Appel

2006-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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AHAM Letter Acknowledging DOE Letter on Verification Program  

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26, 2013 26, 2013 By E-Mail Ms. Kathleen B. Hogan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585-0121 Dear Ms. Hogan: I am writing regarding your letter dated April 26, 2013, in which the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) adopted a new policy regarding DOE ENERGY STAR verification

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Automated UF6 Cylinder Enrichment Assay: Status of the Hybrid Enrichment Verification Array (HEVA) Project: POTAS Phase II  

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) intends to automate the UF6 cylinder nondestructive assay (NDA) verification currently performed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at enrichment plants. PNNL is proposing the installation of a portal monitor at a key measurement point to positively identify each cylinder, measure its mass and enrichment, store the data along with operator inputs in a secure database, and maintain continuity of knowledge on measured cylinders until inspector arrival. This report summarizes the status of the research and development of an enrichment assay methodology supporting the cylinder verification concept. The enrichment assay approach exploits a hybrid of two passively-detected ionizing-radiation signatures: the traditional enrichment meter signature (186-keV photon peak area) and a non-traditional signature, manifested in the high-energy (3 to 8 MeV) gamma-ray continuum, generated by neutron emission from UF6. PNNL has designed, fabricated, and field-tested several prototype assay sensor packages in an effort to demonstrate proof-of-principle for the hybrid assay approach, quantify the expected assay precision for various categories of cylinder contents, and assess the potential for unsupervised deployment of the technology in a portal-monitor form factor. We refer to recent sensor-package prototypes as the Hybrid Enrichment Verification Array (HEVA). The report provides an overview of the assay signatures and summarizes the results of several HEVA field measurement campaigns on populations of Type 30B UF6 cylinders containing low-enriched uranium (LEU), natural uranium (NU), and depleted uranium (DU). Approaches to performance optimization of the assay technique via radiation transport modeling are briefly described, as are spectroscopic and data-analysis algorithms.

Jordan, David V.; Orton, Christopher R.; Mace, Emily K.; McDonald, Benjamin S.; Kulisek, Jonathan A.; Smith, Leon E.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enrichment Assay Methods Development for the Integrated Cylinder Verification System  

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors currently perform periodic inspections at uranium enrichment plants to verify UF6 cylinder enrichment declarations. Measurements are typically performed with handheld high-resolution sensors on a sampling of cylinders taken to be representative of the facility's entire product-cylinder inventory. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing a concept to automate the verification of enrichment plant cylinders to enable 100 percent product-cylinder verification and potentially, mass-balance calculations on the facility as a whole (by also measuring feed and tails cylinders). The Integrated Cylinder Verification System (ICVS) could be located at key measurement points to positively identify each cylinder, measure its mass and enrichment, store the collected data in a secure database, and maintain continuity of knowledge on measured cylinders until IAEA inspector arrival. The three main objectives of this FY09 project are summarized here and described in more detail in the report: (1) Develop a preliminary design for a prototype NDA system, (2) Refine PNNL's MCNP models of the NDA system, and (3) Procure and test key pulse-processing components. Progress against these tasks to date, and next steps, are discussed.

Smith, Leon E.; Misner, Alex C.; Hatchell, Brian K.; Curtis, Michael M.

2009-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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AUTOMATED, HIGHLY ACCURATE VERIFICATION OF RELAP5-3D  

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Computer programs that analyze light water reactor safety solve complex systems of governing, closure and special process equations to model the underlying physics. In addition, these programs incorporate many other features and are quite large. RELAP5-3D[1] has over 300,000 lines of coding for physics, input, output, data management, user-interaction, and post-processing. For software quality assurance, the code must be verified and validated before being released to users. Verification ensures that a program is built right by checking that it meets its design specifications. Recently, there has been an increased importance on the development of automated verification processes that compare coding against its documented algorithms and equations and compares its calculations against analytical solutions and the method of manufactured solutions[2]. For the first time, the ability exists to ensure that the data transfer operations associated with timestep advancement/repeating and writing/reading a solution to a file have no unintended consequences. To ensure that the code performs as intended over its extensive list of applications, an automated and highly accurate verification method has been modified and applied to RELAP5-3D. Furthermore, mathematical analysis of the adequacy of the checks used in the comparisons is provided.

George L Mesina; David Aumiller; Francis Buschman

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multidimensional optical fractionation with holographic verification  

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The trajectories of colloidal particles driven through a periodic potential energy landscape can become kinetically locked in to directions dictated by the landscape's symmetries. When the landscape is realized with forces exerted by a structured light field, the path a given particle follows has been predicted to depend exquisitely sensitively on such properties as the particle's size and refractive index These predictions, however, have not been tested experimentally. Here, we describe measurements of colloidal silica spheres' transport through arrays of holographic optical traps that use holographic video microscopy to track individual spheres' motions in three dimensions and simultaneously to measure each sphere's radius and refractive index with part-per-thousand resolution. These measurements confirm previously untested predictions for the threshold of kinetically locked-in transport, and demonstrate the ability of optical fractionation to sort colloidal spheres with part-per-thousand resolution on multiple characteristics simultaneously.

Ke Xiao; David G. Grier

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite-State Verification for High Performance Computing George S. Avrunin  

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Finite-State Verification for High Performance Computing George S. Avrunin Department (top500.org) reveals that high performance computing has become practically synonymous with parallel

Avrunin, George S.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arms control verification Sample Search...  

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Reliability Summary: and verification is of high interest to the robotics research. The robot control system controls the motion... , leading to a faulty behavior of the arm. In...

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Framework for verification of positional tolerances with a 3D non-contact measurement method  

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If we focus on the industrial practice context, position tolerance is the most frequently used geometric tolerancing characteristic. The verification of this and other manufacturing geometric dimensioning ... in ...

Rikardo Minguez; Agustin Arias…

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Selection of Verification Methods for Measurement Instruments Under Restricted Resource Conditions  

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We consider criteria for selecting deterministic and stochastic decision methods for labor-intensive problems of verification (testing) of measurement instruments. The decision process is modeled using...

S. N. Filimonov

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REVISED INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY OF A AND B RADIOACTIVE WASTE TRANSFER LINES TRENCH BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY  

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REVISED INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY OF THE A AND B RADIOACTIVE WASTE TRANSFER LINES TRENCH, BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY 5062-SR-01-1

P.C. Weaver

2010-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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2003 Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Shallow Injection Well Verification and Status Report  

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A detailed verification of the shallow injection well inventory for Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC and Argonne National Laboratory-West-operated facilities was performed in 2003. Fourteen wells, or 20%, were randomly selected for the verification. This report provides updated information on the 14 shallow injection wells that were randomly selected for the 2003 verification. Where applicable, additional information is provided for shallow injection wells that were not selected for the 2003 verification. This updated information was incorporated into the 2003 Shallow Injection Wells Inventory, Sixty-eight wells were removed from the 2003 Shallow Injection Well Inventory.

Lewis, M.G.

2003-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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2003 Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Shallow Injection Well Verification and Status Report  

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A detailed verification of the shallow injection well inventory for Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC and Argonne National Laboratory-West-operated facilities was performed in 2003. Fourteen wells, or 20%, were randomly selected for the verification. This report provides updated information on the 14 shallow injection wells that were randomly selected for the 2003 verification. Where applicable, additional information is provided for shallow injection wells that were not selected for the 2003 verification. This updated information was incorporated into the 2003 Shallow Injection Wells Inventory. Sixty-eight wells were removed from the 2003 Shallow Injection Well Inventory.

Mike Lewis

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of the SASSI2010 Subtraction Method Using Full Scale Independent Verification  

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Validation of the SASSI2010 Subtraction Method Using Full Scale Independent Verification Lisa Anderson Farhang Ostadan Bechtel National, Inc. USDOE NPH Workshop October 2014

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alliance program verification Sample Search...  

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Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: alliance program verification Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 HOW TIGHT AN EMBRACE? CHOOSING THE...

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Laboratory and Field Testing of Commercially Available Detectors for the Identification of Chemicals of Interest in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle for the Detection of Undeclared Activities  

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Traditionally, IAEA inspectors have focused on the detection of nuclear indicators as part of infield inspection activities. The ability to rapidly detect and identify chemical as well as nuclear signatures can increase the ability of IAEA inspectors to detect undeclared activities at a site. Identification of chemical indicators have been limited to use in the analysis of environmental samples. Although IAEA analytical laboratories are highly effective, environmental sample processing does not allow for immediate or real-time results to an IAEA inspector at a facility. During a complementary access inspection, under the Additional Protocol, the use of fieldable technologies that can quickly provide accurate information on chemicals that may be indicative of undeclared activities can increase the ability of IAEA to effectively and efficiently complete their mission. The Complementary Access Working Group (CAWG) is a multi-laboratory team with members from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory. The team identified chemicals at each stage of the nuclear fuel cycle that may provide IAEA inspectors with indications that proliferation activities may be occurring. The group eliminated all indicators related to equipment, technology and training, developing a list of by-products/effluents, non-nuclear materials, nuclear materials, and other observables. These proliferation indicators were prioritized based on detectability from a conduct of operations (CONOPS) perspective of a CA inspection (for example, whether an inspector actually can access the S&O or whether it is in process with no physical access), and the IAEA’s interest in the detection technology in conjunction with radiation detectors. The list was consolidated to general categories (nuclear materials from a chemical detection technique, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, halogens, and miscellaneous materials). The team then identified commercial off the shelf (COTS) chemical detectors that may detect the chemicals of interest. Three chemical detectors were selected and tested both in laboratory settings and in field operations settings at Idaho National Laboratory. The instruments selected are: Thermo Scientific TruDefender FT (FTIR), Thermo Scientific FirstDefender RM (Raman), and Bruker Tracer III SD (XRF). Functional specifications, operability, and chemical detectability, selectivity, and limits of detection were determined. Results from the laboratory and field tests will be presented. This work is supported by the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, National Nuclear Security Administration.

Carla Miller; Mary Adamic; Stacey Barker; Barry Siskind; Joe Brady; Warren Stern; Heidi Smartt; Mike McDaniel; Mike Stern; Rollin Lakis

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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verification & Validation of High-Order Short-Characteristics-Based Deterministic Transport Methodology on Unstructured Grids  

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The research team has developed a practical, high-order, discrete-ordinates, short characteristics neutron transport code for three-dimensional configurations represented on unstructured tetrahedral grids that can be used for realistic reactor physics applications at both the assembly and core levels. This project will perform a comprehensive verification and validation of this new computational tool against both a continuous-energy Monte Carlo simulation (e.g. MCNP) and experimentally measured data, an essential prerequisite for its deployment in reactor core modeling. Verification is divided into three phases. The team will first conduct spatial mesh and expansion order refinement studies to monitor convergence of the numerical solution to reference solutions. This is quantified by convergence rates that are based on integral error norms computed from the cell-by-cell difference between the code’s numerical solution and its reference counterpart. The latter is either analytic or very fine- mesh numerical solutions from independent computational tools. For the second phase, the team will create a suite of code-independent benchmark configurations to enable testing the theoretical order of accuracy of any particular discretization of the discrete ordinates approximation of the transport equation. For each tested case (i.e. mesh and spatial approximation order), researchers will execute the code and compare the resulting numerical solution to the exact solution on a per cell basis to determine the distribution of the numerical error. The final activity comprises a comparison to continuous-energy Monte Carlo solutions for zero-power critical configuration measurements at Idaho National Laboratory’s Advanced Test Reactor (ATR). Results of this comparison will allow the investigators to distinguish between modeling errors and the above- listed discretization errors introduced by the deterministic method, and to separate the sources of uncertainty.

Azmy, Yousry; Wang, Yaqi

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A direct method for air kerma–length product measurement in CT for verification of dose display calibrations  

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......kerma-length product measurement in CT for verification of dose display calibrations...kerma-length product measurement in CT for verification of dose display calibrations...practice, this means doing measurements in the standard phantoms......

Katja Merimaa; Hannu Järvinen; Mika Kortesniemi; Juhani Karppinen

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Logic Based Approaches to Workflow Modeling and Verification 1 Saikat Mukherjee, Hasan Davulcu, Michael Kifer, Pinar Senkul,  

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Contents Logic Based Approaches to Workflow Modeling and Verification 1 Saikat Mukherjee, Hasan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 #12;#12;Logic-Based Approaches to Workflow Modeling and Verification Saikat Mukherjee,1 Hasan

Yang, Guizhen

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In situ object counting system (ISOCSi3T{sup M}) technique: A cost-effective tool for NDA verification in IAEA Safeguards  

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Nuclear material measurements using the ISOCS technique are playing an increasing role in IAEA verification activities. The ISOCS capabilities include: a high sensitivity to the presence of U and Pu; the ability to detect very small amounts of material; and the ability to measure items of different shapes and sizes. In addition, the numerical absolute efficiency calibration of a germanium detector used in the technique does not require any calibration standards or reference materials. The ISOCS modelling software performs an absolute efficiency calibration for items with various container shapes, container wall materials, material compositions, material fill-heights, U/Pu weight fractions and even heterogeneously distributed emitting materials. In a number of cases, some key parameters, such as the matrix density and U/Pu weight fraction, can be determined in addition to the emitting material mass and isotopic composition. These capabilities provide a verification solution suitable for a majority of cases where quantitative and isotopic analysis should be performed. Taking into account these advantages, the technique becomes a cost-effective solution for nuclear material non-destructive assay (NDA) verification. At present, the IAEA uses the ISOCS for a wide range of applications including the quantitative analysis of U scrap materials, U/Pu contaminated solid wastes, U fuel elements, U hold-up materials. Additionally, the ISOCS is also applied to some specific verification cases such as the measurement of PuBe neutron sources and the quantification of fission products in solid wastes. In reprocessing facilities with U/Pu waste compaction or facilities with item re-batching, the continuity-of-knowledge can be assured by applying either video surveillance systems together with seals (requiring attaching/detaching and verification activities for each seal) or verification of operator declarations using quantitative measurements for items selected on a random basis. In some cases, the first option is too expensive and places a high demand on inspector and operator time. Quantitative NDA based on the ISOCS technique verifies these materials and significantly decreases the resources required for assuring the continuity-of-knowledge. (authors)

Nizhnik, V.; Belian, A.; Shephard, A.; Lebrun, A. [Dept. of Safeguards, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, A1400 (Austria)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the spatial resolution of an online dose verification device  

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Purpose: The aim of this work is to characterize a new online dose verification device, COMPASS transmission detector array (IBA Dosimetry, Schwarzenbruck, Germany). The array is composed of 1600 cylindrical ionization chambers of 3.8 mm diameter, separated by 6.5 mm center-to-center spacing, in a 40 x 40 arrangement. Methods: The line spread function (LSF) of a single ion chamber in the detector was measured with a narrow slit collimator for a 6 MV photon beam. The 0.25 x 10 mm{sup 2} slit was formed by two machined lead blocks. The LSF was obtained by laterally translating the detector in 0.25 mm steps underneath the slit over a range of 24 mm and taking a measurement at each step. This measurement was validated with Monte Carlo simulation using BEAMnrc and DOSXYZnrc. The presampling modulation transfer function (MTF), the Fourier transform of the line spread function, was determined and compared to calculated (Monte Carlo and analytical) MTFs. Two head-and-neck intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) fields were measured using the device and were used to validate the LSF measurement. These fields were simulated with the BEAMnrc Monte Carlo model, and the Monte Carlo generated incident fluence was convolved with the 2D detector response function (derived from the measured LSF) to obtain calculated dose. The measured and calculated dose distributions were then quantitatively compared using {chi}-comparison criteria of 3% dose difference and 3 mm distance-to-agreement for in-field points (defined as those above the 10% maximum dose threshold). Results: The full width at half-maximum (FWHM) of the measured detector response for a single chamber is 4.3 mm, which is comparable to the chamber diameter of 3.8 mm. The pre-sampling MTF was calculated, and the resolution of one chamber was estimated as 0.25 lp/mm from the first zero crossing. For both examined IMRT fields, the {chi}-comparison between measured and calculated data show good agreement with 95.1% and 96.3% of in-field points below {chi} of 1.0 for fields 1 and 2, respectively (with an average {chi} of 0.29 for IMRT field 1 and 0.24 for IMRT field 2). Conclusions: The LSF for a new novel online detector has been measured at 6 MV using a narrow slit technique, and this measurement has been validated by Monte Carlo simulation. The detector response function derived from line spread function has been applied to recover measured IMRT fields. The results have shown that the device measures IMRT fields accurately within acceptable tolerance.

Asuni, G.; Rickey, D. W.; McCurdy, B. M. C. [Division of Medical Physics, CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 (Canada) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada); Division of Medical Physics, CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 (Canada); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada) and Department of Radiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9 (Canada)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ICDF Complex Waste Profile and Verification Sample Guidance  

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This guidance document will assist waste generators who characterize waste streams destined for disposal at the Idaho Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Disposal Facility (ICDF) Complex. The purpose of this document is to develop a conservative but appropriate way to (1) characterize waste for entry into the ICDF; (2) ensure compliance with the waste acceptance criteria; and (3) facilitate disposal at the ICDF landfill or evaporation pond. In addition, this document will establish the waste verification process used by ICDF personnel to ensure that untreated waste meets applicable ICDF acceptance limits

W. M. Heileson

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Transforming PLC Programs into Formal Models for Verification Purposes  

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Most of CERN’s industrial installations rely on PLC-based (Programmable Logic Controller) control systems developed using the UNICOS framework. This framework contains common, reusable program modules and their correctness is a high priority. Testing is already applied to find errors, but this method has limitations. In this work an approach is proposed to transform automatically PLC programs into formal models, with the goal of applying formal verification to ensure their correctness. We target model checking which is a precise, mathematical-based method to check formalized requirements automatically against the system.

Darvas, D; Blanco, E

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

3D Dose Verification Using Tomotherapy CT Detector Array  

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Purpose: To evaluate a three-dimensional dose verification method based on the exit dose using the onboard detector of tomotherapy. Methods and Materials: The study included 347 treatment fractions from 24 patients, including 10 prostate, 5 head and neck (HN), and 9 spinal stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) cases. Detector sonograms were retrieved and back-projected to calculate entrance fluence, which was then forward-projected on the CT images to calculate the verification dose, which was compared with ion chamber and film measurement in the QA plans and with the planning dose in patient plans. Results: Root mean square (RMS) errors of 2.0%, 2.2%, and 2.0% were observed comparing the dose verification (DV) and the ion chamber measured point dose in the phantom plans for HN, prostate, and spinal SBRT patients, respectively. When cumulative dose in the entire treatment is considered, for HN patients, the error of the mean dose to the planning target volume (PTV) varied from 1.47% to 5.62% with a RMS error of 3.55%. For prostate patients, the error of the mean dose to the prostate target volume varied from -5.11% to 3.29%, with a RMS error of 2.49%. The RMS error of maximum doses to the bladder and the rectum were 2.34% (-4.17% to 2.61%) and 2.64% (-4.54% to 3.94%), respectively. For the nine spinal SBRT patients, the RMS error of the minimum dose to the PTV was 2.43% (-5.39% to 2.48%). The RMS error of maximum dose to the spinal cord was 1.05% (-2.86% to 0.89%). Conclusions: An excellent agreement was observed between the measurement and the verification dose. In the patient treatments, the agreement in doses to the majority of PTVs and organs at risk is within 5% for the cumulative treatment course doses. The dosimetric error strongly depends on the error in multileaf collimator leaf opening time with a sensitivity correlating to the gantry rotation period.

Sheng Ke, E-mail: ks2mc@virginia.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Jones, Ryan; Yang Wensha; Saraiya, Siddharth; Schneider, Bernard [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Chen Quan; Sobering, Geoff; Olivera, Gustavo [TomoTherapy, Inc., Madison, WI (United States); Read, Paul [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Cleanup Verification Package for the 118-F-1 Burial Ground  

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This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action for the 118-F-1 Burial Ground on the Hanford Site. This burial ground is a combination of two locations formerly called Minor Construction Burial Ground No. 2 and Solid Waste Burial Ground No. 2. This waste site received radioactive equipment and other miscellaneous waste from 105-F Reactor operations, including dummy elements and irradiated process tubing; gun barrel tips, steel sleeves, and metal chips removed from the reactor; filter boxes containing reactor graphite chips; and miscellaneous construction solid waste.

E. J. Farris and H. M. Sulloway

2008-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

428

Verification for commitment-based web service protocols  

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We propose a model for a class of web services which are powered by relational databases and annotated by social commitment. Our model can be viewed as an extension of WSDL specification where schemas of service operations specify not only input-output signatures but also data constraints, control-flow constraints, state/output/effect rules. The data-aware temporal properties about interactions between services and users are specified in Linear Temporal First-Order Logic with Social Commitment (LTL-FOSC). We have proved it is possible to use existing tools (e.g. WAVE) originally designed for verification of web applications to verify such properties.

Zhi Fang; Lejian Liao; Ruoyu Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

US costs of verification and compliance under pending arms treaties  

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The study examines the costs to the United States of compliance and verification associated with four new arms control treaties and one arms agreement. All five of these major accords are in advanced stages of negotiation or ratification. The five accords are: a Strategic Arms Reductions Talks (START) treaty; a Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) treaty; a Threshold Test Ban Treaty (TTBT); a Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty (PNET); and a Chemical Weapons Agreement (CWA). The cost estimates in the study are based on information about the status of the accords as of the summer of 1990.

O'Hanlon, M.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Introduction to Measurement & Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects  

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Introduction to M&V Introduction to M&V Introduction to Measurement & Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects June 2007 Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy This document was developed for the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program by Nexant, Inc., and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This document is posted on FEMP's web site at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/financing/superespcs_mvresources.html. Introduction to M&V Contents WHY MEASURE AND VERIFY? .................................................................................... 1 OVERVIEW OF M&V ...................................................................................................... 1

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Review of the Y-1-12 Implementation Verification Review Processes, June 2012  

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Y-12 Implementation Verification Review Y-12 Implementation Verification Review Processes May 2011 June 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 1

432

An improved strategy to detect CO2 leakage for verification of geologic carbon sequestration  

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An improved strategy to detect CO2 leakage for verification of geologic carbon sequestration J. L the success of geologic carbon sequestration projects. To detect subtle CO2 leakage signals, we present), An improved strategy to detect CO2 leakage for verification of geologic carbon sequestration, Geophys. Res

Hilley, George

433

A Static Pattern-Independent Technique for Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification  

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A Static Pattern-Independent Technique for Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification Dionysios Design verification must include the power grid. Checking that the voltage on the power grid does) the obviously large size of the power grids for modern high-performance chips, and ii) the difficulty of setting

Najm, Farid N.

434

A geometric approach for early power grid verification using current constraints  

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A geometric approach for early power grid verification using current constraints Imad A. Ferzli Automation Eindhoven, The Netherlands lars@magma-da.com ABSTRACT The verification of power grids in modern programs as there are power grid nodes, to an- other involving a user-limited number of solutions of one

Najm, Farid N.

435

Handling Inductance in Early Power Grid Verification Nahi H. Abdul Ghani  

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Handling Inductance in Early Power Grid Verification Nahi H. Abdul Ghani Department of ECE design verification, one should check if the voltage drop on the power grid exceeds some critical thresh, the currents drawn by the logic beneath the power grid are described by means of current constraints

Najm, Farid N.

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A Static PatternIndependent Technique for Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification #  

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A Static Pattern­Independent Technique for Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification # Dionysios Design verification must include the power grid. Checking that the voltage on the power grid does) the obviously large size of the power grids for modern high­performance chips, and ii) the di#culty of setting

Najm, Farid N.

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY VENDOR JUSTIFICATION/PRICE VERIFICATION FORM TUB AND ORG NAME: ___________________________ACCT.CODE:________________________________________________________DATE:_______  

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY VENDOR JUSTIFICATION/PRICE VERIFICATION FORM TUB AND ORG NAME (please check one) The Federal Government requires vendor selection justification and price verification, blanket orders) complete Section B and Section C. GGRRAANNTTSS $2,500-$9,999 OMB A-110 requires price

Heller, Eric

438

Discovery and Verification of Neighbor Positions in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks  

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1 Discovery and Verification of Neighbor Positions in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Marco Fiore, Member Papadimitratos, Member, IEEE Abstract--A growing number of ad hoc networking protocols and location verification, mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular networks. I. INTRODUCTION Location awareness has become

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Formal Verification of CHP Specifications with CADP, Illustration on an Asynchronous Network-on-Chip  

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Formal Verification of CHP Specifications with CADP, Illustration on an Asynchronous Network of the Presentation · Introduction · Translation from CHP to LOTOS · CADP toolbox overview · Verification of ANOC Context & Objective process calculus CHP Petri nets process calculus LOTOS (CEA/Leti) translation

Joseph Fourier Grenoble-I, Université

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VERIFICATION TESTING AND DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR FRP GRID REINFORCED CONCRETE SLABS  

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1 VERIFICATION TESTING AND DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR FRP GRID REINFORCED CONCRETE SLABS by Jeffrey J (Civil Engineering) at the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON 2009 #12;2 VERIFICATION TESTING AND DESIGN that can be positioned quickly. Initial testing on three dimensional fiber reinforced polymer grids has led

Bank, Lawrence C.

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Testing and Verification of Digital Circuits ECE/CS 5745/6745  

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1 Testing and Verification of Digital Circuits ECE/CS 5745/6745 Syllabus Instructor: Priyank Kalla@ece.utah.edu 1. Introduction Introduction to VLSI Testing and Design Verification Sets, Relations and Testing Types Logical Modeling of Physical Faults Fault Detection using Boolean Difference

Kalla, Priyank

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Title: Modeling, Validation and Verification of Concurrent Behavior in the Panama Canal  

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ABSTRACT Title: Modeling, Validation and Verification of Concurrent Behavior in the Panama Canal architectural model of a canal system, as measured by transportation criteria. Specifically, the Panama Canal the scenario-based specifications, system behavioral model, animated verification and validation of the Panama

Austin, Mark

443

Using Sparse Representation for Fish Recognition and Verification in Real World Observation  

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Using Sparse Representation for Fish Recognition and Verification in Real World Observation Yi, Hsinchu, Taiwan Abstract - The purpose of this paper is to present an innovated fish recognition and verification method suited for the real world automatic underwater fish observation. Based on the fish

Chen, Chaur-Chin

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Verification of logic controllers for continuous plants using timed condition/event-system models  

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An approach to the formal verification of logic controllers for processes with switched continuous dynamics is presented. The method builds on modular, timed discrete event models of the plant and the controller. Subsystems with continuous dynamics are ... Keywords: Condition/event systems, Discretization of continuous systems, Distributed control systems, Formal verification, Hybrid systems, Programmable logic controllers, Timed automata

S. Kowalewski; S. Engell; J. Preu?ig; O. Stursberg

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biometric classifier update using online learning: A case study in near infrared face verification  

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Biometric classifier update using online learning: A case study in near infrared face verification 2010 Accepted 26 January 2010 Keywords: Biometrics Online learning Support vector machine Near infrared of the proposed online learning strategy is validated in a near infrared face verification application involving

Ross, Arun Abraham

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Review of the Y-1-12 Implementation Verification Review Processes, June 2012  

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Y-12 Implementation Verification Review Y-12 Implementation Verification Review Processes May 2011 June 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 1

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Remaining Sites Verification Package for the 100-B-18, 184-B Powerhouse Debris Pile, Waste Site Reclassification Form 2007-020  

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The 100-B-18 Powerhouse Debris Pile contained miscellaneous demolition waste from the decommissioning activities of the 184-B Powerhouse. The debris covered an area roughly 15 m by 30 m and included materials such as concrete blocks, mixed aggregate/concrete slabs, stone rubble, asphalt rubble, traces of tar/coal, broken fluorescent lights, brick chimney remnants, and rubber hoses. In accordance with this evaluation, the verification sampling results support a reclassification of this site to Interim Closed Out. The results of verification sampling show that residual contaminant concentrations do not preclude any future uses and allow for unrestricted use of shallow zone soils. The results also demonstrate that residual contaminant concentrations are protective of groundwater and the Columbia River.

L. M. Dittmer

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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INSTALLATION CERTIFICATE CF-6R-MECH-26-HERS Refrigerant Charge Verification -Alternate Measurement Procedure (Page 1 of 2)  

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INSTALLATION CERTIFICATE CF-6R-MECH-26-HERS Refrigerant Charge Verification - Alternate Measurement are specified in Reference Residential Appendix RA3.2. If refrigerant charge verification is required-MECH-26-HERS Refrigerant Charge Verification - Alternate Measurement Procedure (Page 2 of 2) Site Address

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INSTALLATION CERTIFICATE CF-6R-MECH-23-HERS Verification of High EER Equipment (Page 1 of 1)  

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INSTALLATION CERTIFICATE CF-6R-MECH-23-HERS Verification of High EER Equipment (Page 1 of 1) Site Verification of High EER Equipment Procedures for verification of High EER Equipment are described in Reference or Identification/Tag 2 System Location or Area Served 3 Certified EER Rating of the installed equipment (Btu

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Verification of Model Transformations: A Survey of the State-of-the-Art  

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Within the Model-Driven Engineering paradigm, software development is based on the definition of models providing different views of the system to be constructed and model transformations supporting a (semi)automatic development process. The verification of models and model transformations is crucial in order to improve the quality and the reliability of the products developed using this paradigm. In this context, the verification of a model transformation has three main components: the transformation itself, the properties of interest addressed, and the verification techniques used to establish the properties. In this paper we present an exhaustive review of the literature on the verification of model transformations analyzing these three components. We also take a problem-based approach exemplifying those aspects of interest that could be verified on a model transformation and show how this can be done. Finally, we conclude the need of an integrated environment for addressing the heterogeneous verification of model transformations.

Daniel Calegari; Nora Szasz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Damage in Mechanically-Cooled High-Purity Germanium Detectors for Field-Portable Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) Systems  

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Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation (PGNAA) systems require the use of a gamma-ray spectrometer to record the gamma-ray spectrum of an object under test and allow the determination of the object’s composition. Field-portable systems, such as Idaho National Laboratory’s PINS system, have used standard liquid-nitrogen-cooled high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors to perform this function. These detectors have performed very well in the past, but the requirement of liquid-nitrogen cooling limits their use to areas where liquid nitrogen is readily available or produced on-site. Also, having a relatively large volume of liquid nitrogen close to the detector can impact some assessments, possibly leading to a false detection of explosives or other nitrogen-containing chemical. Use of a mechanically-cooled HPGe detector is therefore very attractive for PGNAA applications where nitrogen detection is critical or where liquid-nitrogen logistics are problematic. Mechanically-cooled HPGe detectors constructed from p-type germanium, such as Ortec’s trans-SPEC, have been commercially available for several years. In order to assess whether these detectors would be suitable for use in a fielded PGNAA system, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been performing a number of tests of the resistance of mechanically-cooled HPGe detectors to neutron damage. These detectors have been standard commercially-available p-type HPGe detectors as well as prototype n-type HPGe detectors. These tests compare the performance of these different detector types as a function of crystal temperature and incident neutron fluence on the crystal.

E.H. Seabury; C.J. Wharton; A.J. Caffrey; J.B. McCabe; C. DeW. Van Siclen

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground-water characterization field activities for 1995--1996 Laboratory for Energy-Related Health Research, University of California, Davis  

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This report documents ground-water characterization field activities completed from August to December 1995 and in January 1996 at the Laboratory for Energy-Related Health Research (LEHR) in Davis, California. The ground water at LEHR is one of several operable units under investigation by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy. The purpose of this work was to further characterize the hydrogeology beneath the LEHR site, with the primary focus on ground water. The objectives were to estimate hydraulic properties for the two uppermost saturated hydrogeologic units (i.e., HSU-1 and HSU-2), and to determine distributions of contaminants of concern in these units. Activities undertaken to accomplish these objectives include well installation, geophysical logging, well development, ground-water sampling, slug testing, Westbay ground-water monitoring system installation, continuous water-level monitoring, Hydropunch installation, and surveying. Ground-water samples were collected from 61 Hydropunch locations. Analytical results from these locations and the wells indicate high chloroform concentrations trending from west/southwest to east/northeast in the lower portion of HSU-1 and in the upper and middle portions of HSU-2. The chloroform appears to originate near Landfill 2. Tritium was not found above the MCL in any of the well or Hydropunch samples. Hexavalent chromium was found at four locations with concentrations above the MCL in HSU-1 and at one location in HSU-2. One well in HSU-1 had a total chromium concentration above the MCL. Nitrate-nitrogen above the MCL was found at several Hydropunch locations in both HSU-1 and HSU-2.

Liikala, T.L.; Lanigan, D.C.; Last, G.V. [and others

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-dependent restricted-active-space self-consistent-field theory for laser-driven many-electron dynamics. II. Extended formulation and numerical analysis  

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The time-dependent restricted-active-space self-consistent-field (TD-RASSCF) method is formulated based on the TD variational principle. In analogy with the configuration-interaction singles (CIS), singles-and-doubles (CISD), singles-doubles-and-triples (CISDT) methods in quantum chemistry, the TD-RASSCF-S, -SD, and -SDT methods are introduced as extensions of the TD-RASSCF dou- bles (-D) method [Phys. Rev. A 87, 062511 (2013)]. Based on an analysis of the numerical cost and test calculations for one-dimensional (1D) models of atomic helium, beryllium, and carbon, it is shown that the TD-RASSCF-S and -D methods are computationally feasible for systems with many electrons and more accurate than the TD Hartree-Fock (TDHF) and TDCIS methods. In addition to the discussion of methodology, an analysis of electron dynamics in the high-order harmonic generation (HHG) process is presented. For the 1D beryllium atom, a state-resolved analysis of the HHG spectrum based on the time-independent HF orbitals shows that while only single-orbital excitations are needed in the region below the cutoff, single- and double-orbital excitations are es- sential beyond, where accordingly the single-active-electron (SAE) approximation and the TDCIS method break down. On the other hand, the TD-RASSCF-S and -D methods accurately describe the multi-orbital excitation processes throughout the entire region of the HHG spectrum. For the 1D carbon atom, our calculations show that multi-orbital excitations are essential in the HHG process even below the cutoff. Hence, in this test system a very accurate treatment of electron correlation is required. The TD-RASSCF-S and -D approaches meet this demand, while the SAE approximation and the TDCIS method are inadequate.

Haruhide Miyagi; Lars Bojer Madsen

2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence for Material Verification in Dismantlement  

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Nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) is a well-established physical process that provides an isotope-specific signature that can be exploited for isotopic detection and characterization of samples. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been investigating possible applications of NRF for national security. Of the investigated applications, the verification of material in the dismantlement process is the most promising. Through a combination of benchmarking measurements and radiation transport modeling, we have shown that NRF techniques with existing bremsstrahlung photon sources and a modest detection system can be used to detect highly enriched uranium in the quantities and time limits relevant to the dismantlement process. Issues such as orientation, placement and material geometry do not significantly impact the sensitivity of the technique. We have also investigated how shielding of the uranium would be observed through non-NRF processes to enable the accurate assay of the material. This paper will discuss our findings on how NRF and photon-interrogation techniques may be applied to the material verification in the dismantlement process.

Warren, Glen A.; Detwiler, Rebecca S.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of the linac isocenter for stereotactic radiosurgery using cine-EPID imaging and arc delivery  

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Purpose:Verification of the mechanical isocenter position is required as part of comprehensive quality assurance programs for stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy (SRS/SRT) treatments. Several techniques have been proposed for this purpose but each of them has certain drawbacks. In this paper, a new efficient and more comprehensive method using cine-EPID images has been introduced for automatic verification of the isocenter with sufficient accuracy for stereotactic applications. Methods: Using a circular collimator fixed to the gantry head to define the field, EPID images of a Winston-Lutz phantom were acquired in cine-imaging mode during 360 deg. gantry rotations. A robust matlab code was developed to analyze the data by finding the center of the field and the center of the ball bearing shadow in each image with sub-pixel accuracy. The distance between these two centers was determined for every image. The method was evaluated by comparison to results of a mechanical pointer and also by detection of a manual shift applied to the phantom position. The repeatability and reproducibility of the method were tested and it was also applied to detect couch and collimator wobble during rotation. Results:The accuracy of the algorithm was 0.03 {+-} 0.02 mm. The repeatability was less than 3 {mu}m and the reproducibility was less than 86 {mu}m. The time elapsed for the analysis of more than 100 cine images of Varian aS1000 and aS500 EPIDs were {approx}65 and 20 s, respectively. Processing of images taken in integrated mode took 0.1 s. The output of the analysis software is printable and shows the isocenter shifts as a function of angle in both in-plane and cross-plane directions. It gives warning messages where the shifts exceed the criteria for SRS/SRT and provides useful data for the necessary adjustments in the system including bearing system and/or room lasers. Conclusions: The comprehensive method introduced in this study uses cine-images, is highly accurate, fast, and independent of the observer. It tests all gantry angles and is suitable for pretreatment QA of the isocenter for stereotactic treatments.

Rowshanfarzad, Pejman; Sabet, Mahsheed; O' Connor, Daryl J.; Greer, Peter B. [School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales 2308 (Australia); Department of Radiation Oncology, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales 2310, Australia and School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales 2308 (Australia)

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REPORT OF THE WORKSHOP ON NUCLEAR FACILITY DESIGN INFORMATION EXAMINATION AND VERIFICATION FOR SAFEGUARDS  

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Executive Summary The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) implements nuclear safeguards and verifies countries are compliant with their international nuclear safeguards agreements. One of the key provisions in the safeguards agreement is the requirement that the country provide nuclear facility design and operating information to the IAEA relevant to safeguarding the facility, and at a very early stage. , This provides the opportunity for the IAEA to verify the safeguards-relevant features of the facility and to periodically ensure that those features have not changed. The national authorities (State System of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material - SSAC) provide the design information for all facilities within a country to the IAEA. The design information is conveyed using the IAEA’s Design Information Questionnaire (DIQ) and specifies: (1) Identification of the facility’s general character, purpose, capacity, and location; (2) Description of the facility’s layout and nuclear material form, location, and flow; (3) Description of the features relating to nuclear material accounting, containment, and surveillance; and (4) Description of existing and proposed procedures for nuclear material accounting and control, with identification of nuclear material balance areas. The DIQ is updated as required by written addendum. IAEA safeguards inspectors examine and verify this information in design information examination (DIE) and design information verification (DIV) activities to confirm that the facility has been constructed or is being operated as declared by the facility operator and national authorities, and to develop a suitable safeguards approach. Under the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI), the National Nuclear Security Administrations (NNSA) Office of Non-Proliferation and International Security identified the need for more effective and efficient verification of design information by the IAEA for improving international safeguards in the future. Consequently, the NNSA Office of International Regimes and Agreements (NA-243) sponsored a team of U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory nuclear safeguards experts and technologists to conduct a workshop on methods and technologies for improving this activity, under the ASA-100 Advanced Safeguards Approaches Project. The workshop focused on reviewing and discussing the fundamental safeguards needs, and presented technology and/or methods that could potentially address those needs more effectively and efficiently. Conclusions and Recommendations for technology to enhance the performance of DIV inspections are presented by the workshop team.

Richard Metcalf; Robert Bean

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CR@B, or `cancer research at Bath', is a network that facilitates interaction between departments and institutes to allow multi-disciplinary activities in the field of cancer  

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CR@B, or `cancer research at Bath', is a network that facilitates interaction between departments and institutes to allow multi-disciplinary activities in the field of cancer research. The network provides groups, promoting opportunities for interdisciplinary research and raising awareness of cancer research

Burton, Geoffrey R.

458

Example Measurement & Verification Plan for a Super ESPC Project  

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

6.1 6.1 Example M&V Plan Example Measurement & Verification Plan for a Super ESPC Project February 2007 Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy This document was developed for the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program by Nexant, Inc., and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This document is posted on FEMP's web site at www.eere.energy.gov/femp/financing/superespcs_mvresources.cfm. Comments should be sent to lwebster@nexant.com. 6.1 Example M&V Plan Contents 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / M&V OVERVIEW AND PROPOSED SAVINGS CALCULATIONS ................................................................................................... 2 1.1

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Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool  

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

2.7a 2.7a M&V Planning Tool Instructions M&V Planning Tool June 17, 2003 Members of the M&V Planning Working Group 1. Satish Kumar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2. Venkat Kumar, Johnson Controls 3. Terry Sharp, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 4. Gopal Shiddapur, NORESCO (Formerly with Duke Energy Solutions) 5. Mark Stetz, Nexant, Inc. 6. Lia Webster, Nexant, Inc. Goals 1. To provide a framework that would help in the development of the measurement & verification (M&V) plans by introducing M&V specific issues at an early project development stage. 2. Keep the framework as simple as possible to increase its usability. 3. Provide users of the FEMP M&V Guidelines, version 2.2, a simple, flexible, and customizable

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Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool  

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2.7a 2.7a M&V Planning Tool Instructions M&V Planning Tool June 17, 2003 Members of the M&V Planning Working Group 1. Satish Kumar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2. Venkat Kumar, Johnson Controls 3. Terry Sharp, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 4. Gopal Shiddapur, NORESCO (Formerly with Duke Energy Solutions) 5. Mark Stetz, Nexant, Inc. 6. Lia Webster, Nexant, Inc. Goals 1. To provide a framework that would help in the development of the measurement & verification (M&V) plans by introducing M&V specific issues at an early project development stage. 2. Keep the framework as simple as possible to increase its usability. 3. Provide users of the FEMP M&V Guidelines, version 2.2, a simple, flexible, and customizable

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Guidelines on Airflow and Refrigerant Charge Verification and Diagnostics  

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GUIDELINES ON AIRFLOW AND GUIDELINES ON AIRFLOW AND REFRIGERANT CHARGE VERIFICATION AND DIAGNOSTICS Alliance for Residential Building Innovation David Springer, Davis Energy Group Context  Airflow and refrigerant charge defects in existing air conditioning systems are well documented  Failure to address these problems represents a missed opportunity for home performance contractors  To ensure cost-effective solutions, a systematic approach is needed to quickly and accurately diagnose and resolve problems  Target:  Home performance contractors  HVAC contractors & technicians The Impact of Defects Non-TXV TXV 15% duct leakage 1 -18.10% 23% low airflow -4.70% 50% condenser coil blockage -5.80% 50% evaporator coil blockage 2 -4.60% -4.20% 20% overcharge -3.50% -7.90%

462

An efficient software testing method by decision table verification  

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A typical software testing is performed by making and running test cases that consist of input pattern and expected output pattern. Because exhaustive testing requires billions of test cases and many labours, we can only perform hundreds of them in practice. As for a software logic testing, selecting test cases from many candidates to achieve enough programme path coverage is important, and specific software testing skills are required for it. In our study, we propose a knowledge creation method of software logic extracted automatically from programme source code. In our method, all possible programme paths are extracted from source code, then converted into a decision table, which is easy-readable table format for software testing engineer. The logic verification can be performed exhaustively in a short time by comparing the decision table with a specification of software. Our method would contribute to improve both efficiency and quality of software testing.

Keiji Uetsuki; Tohru Matsuodani; Kazuhiko Tsuda

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Experimental verification of Förster energy transfer between semiconductor quantum dots  

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In recent years, energy transfer (ET) using semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) is getting increased attention. However, it has been postulated that ET between QDs is based on the Förster model, which is a well-established model of ET mechanism in organic dye systems, without verification. In this work, we have investigated ET mechanism in colloidal CdS QDs measuring photoluminescence dynamics of a bilayer structure consisting of differently sized CdS QDs. In the bilayer structure, the distance between the monolayer of donor QDs and that of acceptor QDs was controlled precisely by a spacer layer that is layer-by-layer assembly of polyelectrolytes. The bilayer structure enabled us to systematically measure the spacer-layer dependence of photoluminescence dynamics reflecting the ET process between QDs. It is demonstrated that ET between the donor and acceptor QDs is conclusively dominated by the dipole-dipole interaction, which verifies the appropriateness of the Förster model.

DaeGwi Kim; Shinya Okahara; Masaaki Nakayama; YongGu Shim

2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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2005 JASON Summer Study Verification and Validation Charge Program Summary  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

05 JASON Summer Study 05 JASON Summer Study Verification and Validation Charge Program Summary The Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program has been driven since its inception by the need to ensure the safety, reliability and performance of the nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing through the development of simulation and modeling capability and the deployment of that capability on state-of-the-art high performance computing platforms. As the devices in the stockpile age and as necessary changes are made with technologies or materials that are new to the stockpile, simulation can give laboratory experts, policy makers and DoD customers increased confidence that the nuclear weapons in the stockpile will perform as expected. The stockpile stewardship program's increasing

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Developing a monitoring and verification plan with reference to the Australian Otway CO2 pilot project  

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The Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) is currently injecting 100,000 tons of CO{sub 2} in a large-scale test of storage technology in a pilot project in southeastern Australia called the CO2CRC Otway Project. The Otway Basin, with its natural CO{sub 2} accumulations and many depleted gas fields, offers an appropriate site for such a pilot project. An 80% CO{sub 2} stream is produced from a well (Buttress) near the depleted gas reservoir (Naylor) used for storage (Figure 1). The goal of this project is to demonstrate that CO{sub 2} can be safely transported, stored underground, and its behavior tracked and monitored. The monitoring and verification framework has been developed to monitor for the presence and behavior of CO{sub 2} in the subsurface reservoir, near surface, and atmosphere. This monitoring framework addresses areas, identified by a rigorous risk assessment, to verify conformance to clearly identifiable performance criteria. These criteria have been agreed with the regulatory authorities to manage the project through all phases addressing responsibilities, liabilities, and to assure the public of safe storage.

Dodds, K.; Daley, T.; Freifeld, B.; Urosevic, M.; Kepic, A.; Sharma, S.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VAMOS: The verification and monitoring options study: Current research options for in-situ monitoring and verification of contaminant remediation and containment within the vadose zone  

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The Verification and Monitoring Options Study Project (VAMOS) was established to identify high-priority options for future vadose-zone environmental research in the areas of in-situ remediation monitoring, post-closure monitoring, and containment emplacement and verification monitoring. VAMOS examined projected needs not currently being met with applied technology in order to develop viable monitoring and verification research options. The study emphasized a compatible systems approach to reinforce the need for utilizing compatible components to provide user friendly site monitoring systems. To identify the needs and research options related to vadose-zone environmental monitoring and verification, a literature search and expert panel forums were conducted. The search included present drivers for environmental monitoring technology, technology applications, and research efforts. The forums included scientific, academic, industry, and regulatory environmental professionals as well as end users of environmental technology. The experts evaluated current and future monitoring and verification needs, methods for meeting these needs, and viable research options and directions. A variety of high-priority technology development, user facility, and technology guidance research options were developed and presented as an outcome of the literature search and expert panel forums.

Betsill, J.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Gruebel, R.D. [Tech Reps., Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Human Activities: Toward  

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Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Human Activities: Toward Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Human Activities: Toward Verification of Emissions Control Compliance Speaker(s): Marc Fischer Date: April 29, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Local to international control of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will require systematic estimation of emissions and independent verification. California, the only state in the US with legislated controls on GHG emissions, is conducting research to enable emissions verification of the mandated emissions reductions (AB-32). The California Energy Commission supports the California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measurement (CALGEM) project at LBNL. In collaboration with NOAA, CALGEM measures mixing ratios of all significant GHGs at two tall-towers and on aircraft in

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Biogeography and Biodiversity in Sulfide Structures of Active and Inactive Vents at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Fields of the Southern Mariana Trough  

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...chemolithoautotrophic microbial biomass production. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 67: 3871-3887...and R. A. Berner. 1974. Methane production in the interstitial waters of sulfate-depleted...activity with biochemical indicators in semi-permafrost active layer sediments over...

Shingo Kato; Yoshinori Takano; Takeshi Kakegawa; Hironori Oba; Kazuhiko Inoue; Chiyori Kobayashi; Motoo Utsumi; Katsumi Marumo; Kensei Kobayashi; Yuki Ito; Jun-ichiro Ishibashi; Akihiko Yamagishi

2010-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Field Verification Project--Operational Results from Four Small Wind Turbines (Poster)  

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A poster describing two years of operating data for four Bergey, 10-kW wind turbines on different host sites in the Pacific Northwest.

Sinclair, K.; Raker, J.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field measurement & verification of residential duct leakage methods and CFD analysis of HVAC mixing box.  

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??The research work in this thesis is subdivided to providing the initial results of the experimental work followed by simulation work at the end. The… (more)

Vadlamani, Uday

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Modeling and experimental verification of electric and magnetic fields generated by undersea power transmission cables.  

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??As interest grows in developing devices to harvest energy from ocean waves, tidal currents, and offshore wind, concerns over possible environmental effects from such devices… (more)

York, Charles E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

V-098: Linux Kernel Extended Verification Module Bug Lets Local Users Deny  

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

8: Linux Kernel Extended Verification Module Bug Lets Local 8: Linux Kernel Extended Verification Module Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service V-098: Linux Kernel Extended Verification Module Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service February 25, 2013 - 12:12am Addthis PROBLEM: Linux Kernel Extended Verification Module Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service PLATFORM: The Linux Kernel prior to 3.7.5 ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. REFERENCE LINKS: The Linux Kernel Archives Linux Kernel Red Hat Bugzilla - Bug 913266 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1028196 CVE-2013-0313 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium DISCUSSION: A local user can exploit a null pointer dereference in the evm_update_evmxattr() function in 'security/integrity/evm/evm_crypto.c' to cause the target system to crash. IMPACT: A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

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Comment submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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

⋅ WASHINGTON, DC ⋅ LOS ANGELES ⋅ BEIJING ⋅ CHICAGO ⋅ WASHINGTON, DC ⋅ LOS ANGELES ⋅ BEIJING ⋅ CHICAGO San Francisco, CA 94104 TEL 415 875-6100 FAX 415 875-6161 www.nrdc.org NRDC Comments on DOE's April 22, 2011 Verification Testing in Support of Energy Star Proposal Submitted by: Noah Horowitz Senior Scientist Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) May 9, 2011 On behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and it's more than 1.3 million members and e-activists, we respectfully submit comments on DOE's Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR proposal. Verification testing programs are critical to ensure that products are performing as promised and consumers are receiving the energy and utility savings claimed by the manufacturer. With one exception, NRDC strongly supports DOE's proposal for conducting verification

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Comments on DOE's Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR® Draft  

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

Comments on DOE's Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR® Comments on DOE's Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR® Draft Process Document Comments on DOE's Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR® Draft Process Document On April 22, 2011, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a draft of DOE's Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR Process Plan for 2011. DOE accepted comments through May 9, 2011 and they are displayed below. Company/Organization Consumers Union Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) A. O. Smith Corporation Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) Bradford White Corporation (BWC) BSH Home Appliances Corporation CertainTeed Corporation Traulsen InterMetro Industries Corp. Hoshizaki America, Inc. Earthjustice

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FAQ's for: ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Pilot Program dated December 2010  

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

FAQ for: ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Pilot Program December 2010 Table of Contents Introduction............................................................................................................................... 1 What product types will be tested? ................................................................................................. 1 Will testing continue after the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP) ends? .................................................................................................................................................... 1 For Consumers .......................................................................................................................... 1

476

Better Buildings Alliance, Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign: Rooftop Unit Measurement and Verification (Fact Sheet)  

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This document provides facility managers and building owners an introduction to measurement and verification (M&V) methods to estimate energy and cost savings of rooftop units replacement or retrofit projects to estimate paybacks or to justify future projects.

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: Verification of the New FAST v8 Capabilities...  

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of the New FAST v8 Capabilities for the Modeling of Fixed-Bottom Offshore Wind Turbines: Preprint Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Verification of the New FAST...

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Independent Verification Survey Report for the Operable Unit-1 Miamisburg Closure Project, Miamisburg, OH  

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The objectives of the independent verification survey were to confirm that remedial actions have been effective in meeting established release criteria and that documentation accurately and adequately describes the current radiological and chemical conditions of the MCP site.

Weaver, P.

2008-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

479

Mathematical model of optimal control of a process of periodic verification of measurement devices  

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A synthesis of mathematical machinery is presented which allows us to solve the problem of optimizing the extent and periodicity of verification taking into account the parameters of a ... random process of varia...

F. I. Khrapov

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Correspondence among the Correlation, RMSE, and Heidke Forecast Verification Measures; Refinement of the Heidke Score  

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The correspondence among the following three forecast verification scores, based on forecasts and their associated observations, is described: 1) the correlation score, 2) the root-mean-square error (RMSE) score, and 3) the Heidke score (based on ...

Anthony G. Barnston

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Verification of Deformation Behavior of Towing Hitch by Optical Measurement Method  

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The paper deals with verification of stress-strain results of finite element ... towing hitch for passenger’s car by experimental measurement. For the purpose of experimental measurement a stand, which allows adj...

A. Zato?ilová; D. Koutný; D. Paloušek; J. Brandejs

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Measurement of scintillation responses of scintillation fibers for dose verification in proton therapy  

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Here, we report on the measurement of scintillation responses of scintillation fibers for precision dose verification in proton therapy. A detector equipped with...?2. Quenching of the scintillation responses of ...

C. Kim; B. Hong; G. Jhang; E. Joo; K. S. Lee…

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Ergodic HMM-UBM system for on-line signature verification  

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We propose a novel approach for on-line signature verification based on building HMM user models by adapting an ergodic Universal Background Model (UBM). State initialization of this UBM is driven by a dynamic signature feature. This approach inherits ...

Enrique Argones Rúa; David Pérez-Piñar López; José Luis Alba Castro

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

GHG Mitigation Technology Performance Evaluations Underway at the GHG Technology Verification Center  

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The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Technology Verification Center is one of 12 ... technology performance data. The Center focuses on GHG mitigation and monitoring technologies and has completed ... natural gas industry, e...

Stephen D. Piccot; David A. Kirchgessner

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer Aided Verification (CAV), Snowbird, UT, 2011. Monitorability of Stochastic Dynamical  

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, but it is simply not feasible, for example, for a car with advanced engine controls and numerous networked was not accurate. And more importantly, even if through verification a component is found to be defective, we may

Sistla, A. Prasad

486

Photometric redshift analysis in the Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data  

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......Photometric redshift analysis in the Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data C...redshift performance of the Dark Energy Survey (DES), using the early data...the photometric survey. The Dark Energy Survey (DES; Flaugher 2005) is one......

C. Sánchez; M. Carrasco Kind; H. Lin; R. Miquel; F. B. Abdalla; A. Amara; M. Banerji; C. Bonnett; R. Brunner; D. Capozzi; A. Carnero; F. J. Castander; L. A. N. da Costa; C. Cunha; A. Fausti; D. Gerdes; N. Greisel; J. Gschwend; W. Hartley; S. Jouvel; O. Lahav; M. Lima; M. A. G. Maia; P. Martí; R. L. C. Ogando; F. Ostrovski; P. Pellegrini; M. M. Rau; I. Sadeh; S. Seitz; I. Sevilla-Noarbe; A. Sypniewski; J. de Vicente; T. Abbot; S. S. Allam; D. Atlee; G. Bernstein; J. P. Bernstein; E. Buckley-Geer; D. Burke; M. J. Childress; T. Davis; D. L. DePoy; A. Dey; S. Desai; H. T. Diehl; P. Doel; J. Estrada; A. Evrard; E. Fernández; D. Finley; B. Flaugher; J. Frieman; E. Gaztanaga; K. Glazebrook; K. Honscheid; A. Kim; K. Kuehn; N. Kuropatkin; C. Lidman; M. Makler; J. L. Marshall; R. C. Nichol; A. Roodman; E. Sánchez; B. X. Santiago; M. Sako; R. Scalzo; R. C. Smith; M. E. C. Swanson; G. Tarle; D. Thomas; D. L. Tucker; S. A. Uddin; F. Valdés; A. Walker; F. Yuan; J. Zuntz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program Webinar Series: Evaluation, Monitoring, & Verification  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This webinar will cover the basics of Evaluation, Monitoring, & Verification (EM&V). Attendees will learn key concepts, an overview of the full process, and EM&V framework.

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M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Document describes the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) standard procedures and guidelines for measurement and verification (M&V) for federal energy managers, procurement officials, and energy service providers.

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Imagery Randomized Block Analysis (IRBA) Applied to the Verification of Cloud Edge Detectors  

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A recently developed statistical method is described for evaluating the effectiveness of numerical models. This method is applied to the verification of the effectiveness of satellite imagery cloud edge detectors. Digital satellite data are ...

Frank P. Kelly; Thomas H. Vonder Haar; Paul W. Mielke Jr.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CCP-TP-001, Rev. 11 CCP Project level Data Validation and Verification  

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-Line Headspace Gas Analysis (HSG) Visual Examination (VE) X Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Nondestructive Assay-10b(2) Verification Source: Drum Data Form 12. NDE data are complete and acceptable Container based

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Verification of Precipitation Reforecasts over the 1 Southeast United States 2  

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18 Boulder, Colorado 19 20 Thomas E. Workoff 21 NOAA/NCEP Weather Division 27 Boulder, Colorado 28 29 30 Submitted to Weather and Forecasting This contribution examines three commonly used verification metrics for reforecasts of 46

Hamill, Tom

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Robust audio-visual person verification using Web-camera video  

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This thesis examines the challenge of robust audio-visual person verification using data recorded in multiple environments with various lighting conditions, irregular visual backgrounds, and diverse background noise. ...

Schultz, Daniel (Daniel T.)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Global climate change mitigation and sustainable forest management--The challenge of monitoring and verification  

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In this paper, sustainable forest management is discussed within the historical and theoretical framework of the sustainable development debate. The various criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management put forth by different institutions are critically explored. Specific types of climate change mitigation policies/projects in the forest sector are identified and examined in the light of the general criteria for sustainable forest management. Areas of compatibility and contradiction between the climate mitigation objectives and the minimum criteria for sustainable forest management are identified and discussed. Emphasis is put on the problems of monitoring and verifying carbon benefits associated with such projects given their impacts on pre-existing policy objectives on sustainable forest management. The implications of such policy interactions on assignment of carbon credits from forest projects under Joint Implementation/Activities Implemented Jointly initiatives are discussed. The paper concludes that a comprehensive monitoring and verification regime must include an impact assessment on the criteria covered under other agreements such as the Biodiversity and/or Desertification Conventions. The actual carbon credit assigned to a specific project should at least take into account the negative impacts on the criteria for sustainable forest management. The value of the impacts and/or the procedure to evaluate them need to be established by interested parties such as the Councils of the respective Conventions.

Makundi, Willy R.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

494

A framework for the design and verification of software measurement methods  

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At the core of any engineering discipline is the use of measures, based on ISO standards or on widely recognized conventions, for the development and analysis of the artifacts produced by engineers. In the software domain, many alternatives have been proposed to measure the same attributes, but there is no consensus on a framework for how to analyze or choose among these measures. Furthermore, there is often not even a consensus on the characteristics of the attributes to be measured. In this paper, a framework is proposed for a software measurement life cycle with a particular focus on the design phase of a software measure. The framework includes definitions of the verification criteria that can be used to understand the stages of software measurement design. This framework also integrates the different perspectives of existing measurement approaches. In addition to inputs from the software measurement literature the framework integrates the concepts and vocabulary of metrology. This metrological approach provides a clear definition of the concepts, as well as the activities and products, related to measurement. The aim is to give an integrated view, involving the practical side and the theoretical side, as well as the basic underlying concepts of measurement.

Naji Habra; Alain Abran; Miguel Lopez; Asma Sellami

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A proposed methodology for computational fluid dynamics code verification, calibration, and validation  

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Verification, calibration, and validation (VCV) of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes is an essential element of the code development process. The exact manner in which code VCV activities are planned and conducted, however, is critically important. It is suggested that the way in which code validation, in particular, is often conducted--by comparison to published experimental data obtained for other purposes--is in general difficult and unsatisfactory, and that a different approach is required. This paper describes a proposed methodology for CFD code VCV that meets the technical requirements and is philosophically consistent with code development needs. The proposed methodology stresses teamwork and cooperation between code developers and experimentalists throughout the VCV process, and takes advantage of certain synergisms between CFD and experiment. A novel approach to uncertainty analysis is described which can both distinguish between and quantify various types of experimental error, and whose attributes are used to help define an appropriate experimental design for code VCV experiments. The methodology is demonstrated with an example of laminar, hypersonic, near perfect gas, 3-dimensional flow over a sliced sphere/cone of varying geometrical complexity.

Aeschliman, D.P.; Oberkampf, W.L.; Blottner, F.G.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - S05773_2009 VerifMonRpt.doc  

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September 2009 September 2009 LMS/DUP/S05773 This page intentionally left blank LMS/DUP/S05773 Office of Legacy Management Verification Monitoring Report for the Durango, Colorado, Processing Site September 2009 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy Verification Monitoring Report-Durango, Colorado, Processing Site September 2009 Doc. No. S05773 Page i Contents Abbreviations................................................................................................................................. iii 1.0 Introduction............................................................................................................................ 1 2.0 Site Conditions.......................................................................................................................

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Effective Implementation of "IPMVP Option C - Whole Building Measurement" Measurement and Verification Plans  

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EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF “IPMVP OPTION C- WHOLE BUILDING MEASUREMENT” MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION PLANS PREPARED BY TAC-TOUR ANDOVER CONTROLS TODD PORTER, KLIP WEAVER, KEVIN VAUGHN AUGUST 12, 2005 ESL-IC-10.../05-47 1 INTRODUCTION This document describes the Measurement and Verification (M&V) methodology for Phase One of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) project. TAC-Tour Andover Controls...

Porter, T.; Weaver, K.; Vaughn, K.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental verification of a mathematical model of a semibatch biological reactor  

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EXPERIIMNTAL VERIFICATION OF A I ST~ATICAL MODEL OF A SEMIBATCN BIOLOGICAL REACTOR A Thesis THOMAS PATRICK FOX Submitted. to the Graduate College of Texas AA? University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1971 Major Subject: Civil Engineering EXPERIIIZRTAL VERIFICATION OF A MATHEl'ATICAL MODEL OF A SEMIBATCH BIOLOGICAL REACTOR A Thesis THOMAS PATRICK FOX Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head...

Fox, Thomas Patrick

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Configuration Management Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

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The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE configuration management is to assess the activities that results in the process of identifying and defining the baselines associated with the SAPHIRE software product; controlling the changes to baselines and release of baselines throughout the life cycle; recording and reporting the status of baselines and the proposed and actual changes to the baselines; and verifying the correctness and completeness of baselines.. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production.

Kent Norris

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Configuration Management Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

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The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE configuration management is to assess the activities that results in the process of identifying and defining the baselines associated with the SAPHIRE software product; controlling the changes to baselines and release of baselines throughout the life cycle; recording and reporting the status of baselines and the proposed and actual changes to the baselines; and verifying the correctness and completeness of baselines.. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production.

Kent Norris

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z