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  1. System for gathering and summarizing internet information

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Potok, Thomas E.; Elmore, Mark Thomas; Reed, Joel Wesley; Treadwell, Jim N.; Samatova, Nagiza Faridovna

    2006-07-04

    A computer method of gathering and summarizing large amounts of information comprises collecting information from a plurality of information sources (14, 51) according to respective maps (52) of the information sources (14), converting the collected information from a storage format to XML-language documents (26, 53) and storing the XML-language documents in a storage medium, searching for documents (55) according to a search query (13) having at least one term and identifying the documents (26) found in the search, and displaying the documents as nodes (33) of a tree structure (32) having links (34) and nodes (33) so as to indicate similarity of the documents to each other.

  2. Complex gas/lift gathering system project in Nigeria

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1981-08-01

    Installing a gas lift and gathering system in Nigeria's Makaraba oil field proved a complex task because of the swampy site conditions and the influence of the tides on the water depths. All work required floating equipment, including a specially made lay barge and amphibious swamp buggies. The numerous well-head connections and link-ups further complicated the job.

  3. Probabilistic Web Image Gathering

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    Yanai, Keiji

    1 Probabilistic Web Image Gathering 1. Objective & background 2. Related work 3. Method 4, JAPAN (UEC) (Long-term) Objective of our Web Image Gathering Gather several hundreds of images associated with one concept from the Web without human intervention It's not image search. Non

  4. Complex gas/lift gathering system project in Nigeria

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1981-08-01

    A new gas lift and gathering system is located in the Makaraba oil field, Nigeria. It connects 12 wellheads to a flow station by a series of 6-in. pipelines and one 16-in. trunk-line. The complexity of the project was due to the swampy site conditions which necessitated all work being conducted with floating plant, including a specially made laybarge and amphibious swamp buggies.

  5. ORISE: WeB-MEDIS System Allows Hospitals to Gather and Track...

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    WeB-MEDIS ORISE-developed system helps emergency responders and hospitals gather and track patient data during emergencies The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education...

  6. ARM - Data Gathering and Delivery

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail.Theory of rare Kaonforsupernovae2Gathering and Delivery Data Gathering and Delivery

  7. White House Tribal Youth Gathering

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The White House will host the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering to provide American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs. Registration is due May 8, 2015.

  8. Integrated system for gathering, processing, and reporting data relating to site contamination

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Long, D.D.; Goldberg, M.S.; Baker, L.A.

    1997-11-11

    An integrated screening system comprises an intrusive sampling subsystem, a field mobile laboratory subsystem, a computer assisted design/geographical information subsystem, and a telecommunication linkup subsystem, all integrated to provide synergistically improved data relating to the extent of site soil/groundwater contamination. According to the present invention, data samples related to the soil, groundwater or other contamination of the subsurface material are gathered and analyzed to measure contaminants. Based on the location of origin of the samples in three-dimensional space, the analyzed data are transmitted to a location display. The data from analyzing samples and the data from the locating the origin are managed to project the next probable sample location. The next probable sample location is then forwarded for use as a guide in the placement of ensuing sample location, whereby the number of samples needed to accurately characterize the site is minimized. 10 figs.

  9. Integrated system for gathering, processing, and reporting data relating to site contamination

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Long, Delmar D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Goldberg, Mitchell S. (Lenior City, TN); Baker, Lorie A. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1997-01-01

    An integrated screening system comprises an intrusive sampling subsystem, a field mobile laboratory subsystem, a computer assisted design/geographical information subsystem, and a telecommunication linkup subsystem, all integrated to provide synergistically improved data relating to the extent of site soil/groundwater contamination. According to the present invention, data samples related to the soil, groundwater or other contamination of the subsurface material are gathered and analyzed to measure contaminants. Based on the location of origin of the samples in three-dimensional space, the analyzed data are transmitted to a location display. The data from analyzing samples and the data from the locating the origin are managed to project the next probable sample location. The next probable sample location is then forwarded for use as a guide in the placement of ensuing sample location, whereby the number of samples needed to accurately characterize the site is minimized.

  10. Method and system for gathering a library of response patterns for sensor arrays

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zaromb, Solomon (Hinsdale, IL)

    1992-01-01

    A method of gathering a library of response patterns for one or more sensor arrays used in the detection and identification of chemical components in a fluid includes the steps of feeding samples of fluid with time-spaced separation of known components to the sensor arrays arranged in parallel or series configurations. Modifying elements such as heating filaments of differing materials operated at differing temperatures are included in the configurations to duplicate operational modes designed into the portable detection systems with which the calibrated sensor arrays are to be used. The response patterns from the known components are collected into a library held in the memory of a microprocessor for comparison with the response patterns of unknown components.

  11. Gathering Text Entry Metrics on Android Devices

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    MacKenzie, Scott

    Gathering Text Entry Metrics on Android Devices Abstract We developed an application to gather text entry speed and accuracy metrics on Android devices. This paper details the features of the application, Android OS ACM Classification Keywords H.5.2 Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI): User

  12. Decision uncertainty minimization and autonomous information gathering

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    Bush, Lawrence A. M

    2013-01-01

    Over the past several decades, technologies for remote sensing and exploration have become increasingly powerful but continue to face limitations in the areas of information gathering and analysis. These limitations affect ...

  13. Method for gathering and summarizing internet information

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Potok, Thomas E.; Elmore, Mark Thomas; Reed, Joel Wesley; Treadwell, Jim N.; Samatova, Nagiza Faridovna

    2010-04-06

    A computer method of gathering and summarizing large amounts of information comprises collecting information from a plurality of information sources (14, 51) according to respective maps (52) of the information sources (14), converting the collected information from a storage format to XML-language documents (26, 53) and storing the XML-language documents in a storage medium, searching for documents (55) according to a search query (13) having at least one term and identifying the documents (26) found in the search, and displaying the documents as nodes (33) of a tree structure (32) having links (34) and nodes (33) so as to indicate similarity of the documents to each other.

  14. Method for gathering and summarizing internet information

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Potok, Thomas E [Oak Ridge, TN; Elmore, Mark Thomas [Oak Ridge, TN; Reed, Joel Wesley [Knoxville, TN; Treadwell, Jim N; Samatova, Nagiza Faridovna [Oak Ridge, TN

    2008-01-01

    A computer method of gathering and summarizing large amounts of information comprises collecting information from a plurality of information sources (14, 51) according to respective maps (52) of the information sources (14), converting the collected information from a storage format to XML-language documents (26, 53) and storing the XML-language documents in a storage medium, searching for documents (55) according to a search query (13) having at least one term and identifying the documents (26) found in the search, and displaying the documents as nodes (33) of a tree structure (32) having links (34) and nodes (33) so as to indicate similarity of the documents to each other.

  15. Distributed Minimum Energy Data Gathering and Aggregation in Sensor Networks

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    Liang, Ben

    Distributed Minimum Energy Data Gathering and Aggregation in Sensor Networks Kevin Yuen, Baochun Li-- In this paper, we propose an effective distributed algorithm to solve the minimum energy data gathering (MEDG input packets into a single output packet. To achieve minimum energy data gathering, the optimal trans

  16. A Distributed Problem Solving Approach to Cooperative Information Gathering

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    A Distributed Problem Solving Approach to Cooperative Information Gathering Tim Oates, M. V heterogeneous sources. This paper draws upon a long history of thought in Distributed Problem Solving (DPS should be inferred. Problem Solving: The task of information gathering in a distributed setting can

  17. A Distributed Problem Solving Approach to Cooperative Information Gathering

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    A Distributed Problem Solving Approach to Cooperative Information Gathering Tim Oates, M. V in Distributed Problem Solving (DPS) to present a model of this type of cooperative information ac­ quisition and no official endorsement should be inferred. Problem Solving: The task of information gathering

  18. Gathering Correlated Data in Sensor Networks Pascal von Rickenbach

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    yields a minimum-energy data gathering topology in O n3 time. We also consider self-coding for which energy data should be already processed as it flows from the information source to the sink. This tech

  19. Automating the gathering of relevant information from biomedical text 

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    Canevet, Catherine

    2009-01-01

    More and more, database curators rely on literature-mining techniques to help them gather and make use of the knowledge encoded in text documents. This thesis investigates how an assisted annotation process can help and ...

  20. Memorial Gathering Pending for NERSC's Michael Welcome

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    his 30-year career, Welcome made significant contributions in the areas of applied mathematics, system administration and improving the efficiency of high performance computing...

  1. Reducing Information Gathering Latency through Mobile Aerial Sensor Network

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    Lau, Francis C.M.

    for information gathering through a Mobile Aerial Sensor Network (MASN). We adopt the Hive-Drone model [5] where (Drones) is strategically placed in the sensing field. We then face the challenges of how to control a Mobile Aerial Sensor Network (MASN) based on the Hive- Drone model [5]. MASN comprises a swarm of Micro

  2. Energy-Efficient Data Gathering in Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Cardei, Mihaela

    such that each set cover monitors all targets and is connected to at least one supernode. A sensor can operations, surveillance, area/target monitoring, and many more. In this paper, we study data gathering lifetime is to organize the sensor nodes into a number of set covers such that all targets are monitored

  3. Gateway Design for Data Gathering Sensor Raluca Musaloiu-E.

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    Amir, Yair

    such a gateway requires special energy sources, such as rechargeable batteries coupled with solar panels@cs.jhu.edu Abstract--Innovation in gateways for data gathering sensor networks has lagged compared to advances in mote investigate mechanisms to minimize energy consumption at the gateway including completely powering it off

  4. More Than 200 DOE Safety and Health Trainers Gather for Exchange...

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

    More Than 200 DOE Safety and Health Trainers Gather for Exchange More Than 200 DOE Safety and Health Trainers Gather for Exchange April 29, 2015 - 12:00pm Addthis HAMMER Program...

  5. Star Formation in Mergers and Interacting Galaxies: Gathering the Fuel

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    Curtis Struck

    2006-10-06

    Selected results from recent studies of star formation in galaxies at different stages of interaction are reviewed. Recent results from the Spitzer Space Telescope are highlighted. Ideas on how large-scale driving of star formation in interacting galaxies might mesh with our understanding of star formation in isolated galaxies and small scale mechanisms within galaxies are considered. In particular, there is evidence that on small scales star formation is determined by the same thermal and turbulent processes in cool compressed clouds as in isolated galaxies. If so, this affirms the notion that the primary role of large-scale dynamics is to gather and compress the gas fuel. In gas-rich interactions this is generally done with increasing efficiency through the merger process.

  6. Context Passive gathering of information Experiments Integrated behavioral dvfs method Hydrasim Measuring and Characterizing HPC applications

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    Lefèvre, Laurent

    Context Passive gathering of information Experiments Integrated behavioral dvfs method Hydrasim applications and CPU/GPU simulation #12;Context Passive gathering of information Experiments Integrated behavioral dvfs method Hydrasim Plan 1 Context 2 Passive gathering of information 3 Experiments 4 Integrated

  7. Knowledge-Intensive Gathering and Integration of Statistical Information on European Fisheries

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    Treur, Jan

    the information gathering and integration process. In particular, the methods used by the institute's experts, and the gathering of source information. 1 Introduction In the Netherlands, the Agricultural Economics Research selection of sources and gathering of information from these sources (planning). The European Commission

  8. BIG: A ResourceBounded Information Gathering and Decision Support Agent \\Lambday

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    Zhang, Xiaoqin

    BIG: A Resource­Bounded Information Gathering and Decision Support Agent \\Lambday Victor Lesser an invaluable information resource but the explosion of available information has made web search a time of accessibility, reliability and associated costs present a complex information gathering coordination problem

  9. BIG: A Resource-Bounded Information Gathering and Decision Support Agent y

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    BIG: A Resource-Bounded Information Gathering and Decision Support Agent y Victor Lesser Bryan an invaluable information resource but the explosion of available information has made web search a time of accessibility, reliability and associated costs present a complex information gathering coordination problem

  10. Planning for Information Gathering: A Tutorial Survey Eric Lambrecht & Subbarao Kambhampati

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    Kambhampati, Subbarao

    Planning for Information Gathering: A Tutorial Survey Eric Lambrecht & Subbarao Kambhampati Report 96­017; May, 1997 Abstract We discuss the problem of information gathering, which is that of integrating mul­ tiple heterogeneous information sources so they appear as a single information source

  11. Information Brokers: Gathering Information from Heterogeneous Information Sources Richard Fikes, Adam Farquhar, Wanda Pratt

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    Information Brokers: Gathering Information from Heterogeneous Information Sources Richard Fikes,adam_farquhar,pratt}@ksl.stanford.edu Abstract The Internet provides dramatic new opportunities for gather­ ing information from multiple technical problems for the information­seeking client, including finding the information sources relevant

  12. BIG: A Resource-Bounded Information Gathering and Decision Support Agent

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    Raja, Anita

    BIG: A Resource-Bounded Information Gathering and Decision Support Agent ¡ Victor Lesser Bryan an invaluable information resource but the explosion of available information has made web search a time of accessibility, reliability and associated costs present a complex information gathering coordination problem

  13. Hybrid Data and Decision Fusion Techniques for Model-Based Data Gathering in Wireless Sensor

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    Krishnamachari, Bhaskar

    Hybrid Data and Decision Fusion Techniques for Model-Based Data Gathering in Wireless Sensor this context, it suffices for the sensor network to update the base station with esti- mates of model,3]. In particular, if the goal is data gathering, the PDE model can be used to offer a more com- pact data

  14. IV. STATION CONFIGURATION AND SENSOR COMPARISONS Comparison of solar radiation data gathered at

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    Oregon, University of

    8 IV. STATION CONFIGURATION AND SENSOR COMPARISONS Comparison of solar radiation data gathered of the instruments used to monitor the incident solar radiation. Five types of so- lar sensors and several different data loggers have been used to gather the solar radiation data presented in this data book

  15. Designing an Energy Efficient Framework for Data Gathering in Wireless Sensor Network

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    Mukherjee, Subhabrata; Bhattacharyya, Abhishek; Naskar, Mrinal K; Mukherjee, Amitava

    2012-01-01

    Wireless sensor network (WSN) is a collection of nodes which can communicate with each other without any prior infrastructure along with the ability to collect data autonomously and effectively after being deployed in an ad-hoc fashion to monitor a given area. One major problem encountered in data gathering wireless systems is to obtain an optimal balance among the number of nodes deployed, energy efficiency and lifetime as energy of nodes cannot be replenished. In this paper we propose first a scheme to estimate the number of nodes to be deployed in a WSN for a predetermined lifetime so that total energy utilization and complete connectivity are ensured under all circumstances. This scheme also guarantees that during each data gathering cycle, every node dissipates the requisite amount of energy, which thus minimizes the number of nodes required to achieve the desired network lifetime. Second, this paper has proposed a framework to conduct data gathering in WSN. Extensive simulations have been carried out in...

  16. A Method Of Evaluating A Subsurface Region Using Gather Sensitive Data Discrimination

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lazaratos, Spyridon K. (Houston, TX)

    2000-01-11

    A method of evaluating a subsurface region by separating/enhancing a certain type of seismic event data of interest from an overall set of seismic event data which includes other, different types of seismic event data is disclosed herein. In accordance with one feature, a particular type of gather is generated from the seismic event data such that the gather includes at least a portion of the data which is of interest and at least a portion of the other data. A series of data discrimination lines are incorporated into the gather at positions and directions which are established in the gather in a predetermined way. Using the data discrimination lines, the data of interest which is present in the gather is separated/enhanced with respect to the other data within the gather. The separated data may be used for example in producing a map of the particular subterranean region. In accordance with another feature, the gather is selected such that the incorporated discrimination lines approach a near parallel relationship with one another. Thereby, the data is transformed in a way which causes the discrimination lines to be parallel with one another, resulting in reduced frequency distortion accompanied by improved accuracy in the separation/enhancement of data. In accordance with still another feature, the disclosed data separation/enhancement method is compatible with an iterative approach.

  17. CHTM Cleanroom Information Form All information gathered will be kept confidential

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    New Mexico, University of

    CHTM Cleanroom Information Form All information gathered will be kept confidential Please print@chtm.unm.edu) _________________________________________ Reason for Needing Cleanroom Access affect cleanroom performance (such as diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, high blood pressure medications

  18. Experimental evaluation of read performance for RFID-based mobile sensor data gathering applications 

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    Currie, Iain A.; Marina, Mahesh

    We consider RFID-based sensing applications enabled by passive or semi-passive tags and mobile devices equipped with readers. We experimentally investigate the feasibility of such RFID-based mobile sensor data gathering applications, focusing on UHF...

  19. Energy Department Addresses Largest Gathering of Geothermal Energy...

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

    to commercial readiness, including conventional hydrothermal technology and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) - which significantly expands conventional hydrothermal resources by...

  20. Networked Information Gathering and Fusion of PMU Data

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    of renewable energy resources, which are highly variable. To meet these challenges, a key step is to develop of nine white papers in the project "The Future Grid to Enable Sustainable Energy Systems: An Initiative of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center." This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy

  1. Planning to Gather Information Chung T. Kwok and Daniel S. Weld

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    Planning to Gather Information Chung T. Kwok and Daniel S. Weld ctkwok, weld, relevant information sources to satisfy a user's information request (Etzioni & Weld 1994; Knoblock 1995 the relevant sources (Etzioni & Weld 1994). These motivations inspire the Occam1 planning sys- 1 William

  2. What is History? History is more than simply fact-gathering. Like all

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    Saldin, Dilano

    What is History? History is more than simply fact-gathering. Like all of the liberal arts, history to formulate conclusions, test results and communicate new ideas. Career Opportunities History majors make good of history requires the ability to investigate, analyze and communicate complex interrelationships

  3. Migration/inversion for Incident Waves Synthesized from Common-Shot Data Gathers

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    Bleistein, Norman

    to incident plane waves. The primary objective of a migration/inversion process is to detect reflectorsMigration/inversion for Incident Waves Synthesized from Common-Shot Data Gathers Norman Bleistein Presented at the International Meeting of the SEG, 2006 Keywords Kirchhoff inversion, migration

  4. Delay-Tolerant Data Gathering in Energy Harvesting Sensor Networks With a Mobile Sink

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    Liang, Weifa

    Delay-Tolerant Data Gathering in Energy Harvesting Sensor Networks With a Mobile Sink Xiaojiang Ren collection in an energy harvesting sensor network with a mobile sink, where a mobile sink travels along, this is the first kind of work of data collection for energy harvesting sensor networks with mobile sinks. I

  5. Progressive Coding and Iterative Source-Channel Decoding in Wireless Data Gathering Networks

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    wireless sensor network (WSN) applications involve data gathering, where sensors periodically sample have continued to explore the use of ECC in WSN [3], [4], [5], [6]. In [3], the effect of route diversity was examined and turbo codes [7] were applied. A comparison of codes for WSN was performed in [4

  6. Dozer: Ultra-Low Power Data Gathering in Sensor Networks Nicolas Burri

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    Maróti, Miklós

    or solar cells, energy efficiency is a fundamental requisite for prolonged network lifetime. All sensor- mit data from all nodes in a possibly large area to the data sink. Energy-efficient data exchangeDozer: Ultra-Low Power Data Gathering in Sensor Networks Nicolas Burri Computer Engineering

  7. Population Size Does Not Predict Artifact Complexity: Analysis of Data from Tasmania, Arctic Hunter-Gatherers, and Oceania Fishing Groups

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    Read, Dwight

    2012-01-01

    Davenport W (1960) Jamaican fishing: A game theory analysis.evidence of Tasmanian fishing. Environmental Archae- ologyHUNTER-GATHERERS, AND OCEANIA FISHING GROUPS Dwight W. Read

  8. A Data Gathering Scheme in Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Synchronization of Chaotic Spiking Oscillator Networks

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    Nakano, Hidehiro; Utani, Akihide; Miyauchi, Arata; Yamamoto, Hisao [Tokyo City University (Japan)

    2011-04-19

    This paper studies chaos-based data gathering scheme in multiple sink wireless sensor networks. In the proposed scheme, each wireless sensor node has a simple chaotic oscillator. The oscillators generate spike signals with chaotic interspike intervals, and are impulsively coupled by the signals via wireless communication. Each wireless sensor node transmits and receives sensor information only in the timing of the couplings. The proposed scheme can exhibit various chaos synchronous phenomena and their breakdown phenomena, and can effectively gather sensor information with the significantly small number of transmissions and receptions compared with the conventional scheme. Also, the proposed scheme can flexibly adapt various wireless sensor networks not only with a single sink node but also with multiple sink nodes. This paper introduces our previous works. Through simulation experiments, we show effectiveness of the proposed scheme and discuss its development potential.

  9. Industry Leaders, Research Experts Gather for Fourth Annual DOE Solid-State Lighting Workshop

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    More than 250 attendees gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, to participate in the 2007 DOE Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Program Planning Workshop on January 31-February 2, 2007. Lighting industry leaders, fixture manufacturers, researchers, academia, trade associations, lighting designers, energy efficiency organizations, and utilities joined DOE to share perspectives on the rapidly evolving SSL market. The workshop provided a forum for building partnerships and strategies to accelerate technology advances and guide market introduction of high efficiency, high-performance SSL products.

  10. Voices for SSL Efficiency' Gather in Pasadena for Two-Day DOE Workshop

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Over 100 attendees gathered in Pasadena, California, to participate in the "Voices for SSL Efficiency" DOE Solid-State Lighting Workshop on April 23-24, 2007. The workshop, hosted by DOE and Southern California Edison, was designed to initiate a dialogue on how Federal, State, and private-sector organizations can work together to guide market introduction of high efficiency, high-performance SSL products. Participants from energy efficiency organizations, utilities, government, and industry shared insights, ideas, and updates on the rapidly evolving SSL market.

  11. Industry Leaders, Research Experts Gather for 2006 DOE Solid-State Lighting Workshop

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology leaders from industry, research institutions, universities, and national laboratories gathered in Orlando, Florida from February 1-3, 2006 to attend a workshop focused on advancing SSL technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. The workshop was hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Building Technologies Office) and the Office of Science (Basic Energy Sciences Program). The 2006 workshop provided a forum for sharing updates on basic research underlying SSL technology, SSL core technology research, product development, commercialization support, and the ultimate goal of bringing energy-efficient, cost-competitive products to the market.

  12. A Radiocarbon Chronology of Hunter-Gatherer Occupation from Bodega Bay, California, USA

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    Kennedy, M A; Russell, A D; Guilderson, T P

    2005-04-27

    The evolution of hunter-gatherer maritime adaptations in western North America has been a prominent topic of discussion among archaeologists in recent years (e.g. Arnold 1992; Erlandson and Colten 1991; Erlandson and Glassow 1997; Lightfoot 1993). Although vast coastal regions of the northeastern Pacific (for example, southern California) have been investigated in detail, our understanding of hunter-gatherer developments along the coast of northern California is limited. Previous research indicates that humans have exploited marine mammals, fish and shellfish along the northern California shoreline since the early Holocene (Schwaderer 1992). By the end of the late Holocene, some groups remained year-round on the coast subsisting primarily on marine resources (e.g. Gould 1975; Hildebrandt and Levulett 2002). However, a paucity of well-dated cultural deposits has hindered our understanding of these developments, particularly during the early and middle Holocene. The lack of a long and reliable chronological sequence has restricted our interpretations of behavioral change, including the adaptive strategies (such as foraging, mobility and settlement) used by human foragers to colonize and inhabit the coastal areas of this region. These shortcomings have also hindered comparative interpretations with other coastal and inland regions in western North America. Here we present a Holocene radiocarbon chronology of hunter-gatherer occupation based on contemporaneous samples of charcoal and Mytilus californianus (California sea mussel) shell recovered from seven archaeological sites near Bodega Bay, California. A series of 127 {sup 14}C ages reveal a chronological sequence that spans from ca. 8940-110 cal BP (1{sigma}) (7890-160 {sup 14}C yr BP = charcoal; 8934-101 {sup 14}C yr BP = shell). As part of this sequence, we report new {sup 14}C dates from the stratified cave and open-air midden deposits at Duncan's Landing (CA-SON-348/H). In addition, we present {sup 14}C ages from three middle Holocene sites located in the Bodega Dunes, and from three late Holocene sites, including Kili (CASON-299), the oldest known village site in the region. Bodega Bay (38 degrees 19 minutes N, 123 degrees 03 minutes W) is situated about 90 km north of San Francisco Bay, California (Figure 1). The Pacific, in conjunction with prominent geomorphological features, has given rise to a series of coastal habitats (e.g. semi-protected and protected shorelines) around Bodega Bay that are rather unique for the unprotected, surf swept rocky shores of northern California. This stretch of coastline also lies within a zone of particularly strong seasonal upwelling between Point Reyes Peninsula and Cape Mendocino; a region characterized by high Ekman transport (Huyer 1983), and high coastal concentrations of the nutrients silica and phosphate (van Geen and Husby 1996). The interaction between land and sea results in a productive marine ecosystem that has attracted hunter-gatherers for much of the Holocene.

  13. Dear Award Recipient, The Progress Report is a key award requirement of the CHRI Fellowship. The data gathered

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    Bejerano, Gill

    . The data gathered here serves as a critical tool in tracking success and return-on-investment data to our-competitive renewal? Yes No Have any publications resulted from this work? Yes No Page 1 of 3Qualtrics Survey Software #12;How many total original peer-reviewed manuscripts resulted from this work (do NOT include book

  14. Cost-Effective Reciprocating Engine Emissions Control and Monitoring for E&P Field and Gathering Engines

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    Kirby S. Chapman; Sarah R. Nuss-Warren

    2007-02-01

    The objective of this project is to identify, develop, test, and commercialize emissions control and monitoring technologies that can be implemented by exploration and production (E&P) operators to significantly lower the cost of environmental compliance and expedite project permitting. The project team takes considerable advantage of the emissions control research and development efforts and practices that have been underway in the gas pipeline industry for the last 12 years. These efforts and practices are expected to closely interface with the E&P industry to develop cost-effective options that apply to widely-used field and gathering engines, and which can be readily commercialized. The project is separated into two phases. Phase 1 work establishes an E&P industry liaison group, develops a frequency distribution of installed E&P field engines, and identifies and assesses commercially available and emerging engine emissions control and monitoring technologies. Current and expected E&P engine emissions and monitoring requirements are reviewed, and priority technologies are identified for further development. The identified promising technologies are tested on a laboratory engine to confirm their generic viability. In addition, a full-scale field test of prototype emissions controls will be conducted on at least ten representative field engine models with challenging emissions profiles. Emissions monitoring systems that are integrated with existing controls packages will be developed. Technology transfer/commercialization is expected to be implemented through compressor fleet leasing operators, engine component suppliers, the industry liaison group, and the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council. This topical report discusses work completed during Phase 1 of the project Cost Effective Reciprocating Engine Emissions Control and Monitoring for E&P Field and Gathering Engines. In this report information, data, and results are compiled and summarized from quarterly reports 1 through 15. Results for each of the tasks in Phase 1 are presented.

  15. Final Report: Mobile Surveillance and Wireless Communication Systems Field Operational Test Volume 3: Appendices A-J Containing Evaluation Data Gathered During the Anaheim Special Event and I-5 Tests

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    Klein, Lawrence

    1999-01-01

    and Wireless Communications Systems Field Operational Testand Wireless Communication Systems Field Operational Testand Wireless Communications Systems Field Operational Test

  16. Hunter-gatherer adaptations and environmental change in the southern Great Basin: The evidence from Pahute and Rainier mesas

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    Pippin, L.C.

    1998-06-01

    This paper reviews the evidence for fluctuations in past environments in the southern Great Basin and examines how these changes may have affected the strategies followed by past hunter and gatherers in their utilization of the resources available on a highland in this region. The evidence used to reconstruct past environments for the region include botanical remains from packrat middens, pollen spectra from lake and spring deposits, faunal remains recovered from archaeological and geologic contexts, tree-ring indices from trees located in sensitive (tree-line) environments, and eolian, alluvial and fluvial sediments deposited in a variety of contexts. Interpretations of past hunter and gatherer adaptive strategies are based on a sample of 1,311 archaeological sites recorded during preconstruction surveys on Pahute and Rainier mesas in advance of the US Department of Energy`s nuclear weapons testing program. Projectile point chronologies and available tree-ring, radiocarbon, thermoluminescence and obsidian hydration dates were used to assign these archaeological sites to specific periods of use.

  17. Topical Lunch Summary, May 28, 2013 Integrated Building Energy Efficiency The Integrated Building Energy Efficiency topical lunch gathered 30 participants, about 50%

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Walter, M.Todd

    Topical Lunch Summary, May 28, 2013 ­ Integrated Building Energy Efficiency The Integrated Building on building energy efficiency at Cornell. Several potential collaborations were discussed. One highlight Energy Efficiency topical lunch gathered 30 participants, about 50% faculty/researchers, 40% facilities

  18. EIA-23L Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS)

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming Dry Natural GasNatural GasEIA lowers forecast for summer1 7 682,

  19. T-ANT: A Nature-Inspired Data Gathering Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks1

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    Selvadurai, Selvakennedy

    the energy usage for a more load-balanced operation. However, LEACH only works for single broadcast domain School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Email: skennedy@it.usyd.edu.au S. Sinnappan^ and Yi Shang* ^School of Economics & Information Systems, University of Wollongong

  20. Course helps professionals develop watershed protection plans: Texas water resources professionals gather 

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    Jensen, Ric

    2008-01-01

    tx H2O | pg. 6 Story by Ric Jensen Course helps professionals develop watershed protection plans | pg. 6 tx H2O | pg. 7 W ater resources professionals wanting training on watershed protection plan development are benefiting from a course... AgriLife Research, the River Systems Institute at Texas State University, Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research at Tarleton State University, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create the Texas Watershed Planning...

  1. A gathering of water

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    Horowitz, Naomi Leah, 1970-

    2005-01-01

    The act of immersion is a powerful catalyst for the affirmation or transformation of identity. How we place ourselves in water expresses cultural valuations of our bodies, water, and social relations, as well as categories ...

  2. The Gathering Storm:

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  3. User Requirements Gathered for

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorking With WIPPfinalUnexpectedofWykoW03: Datathe use ofSource

  4. Data gathering to build and validate small-scale social models for simulation. Two ways: strict control and stake-holders involvement

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Data gathering to build and validate small-scale social models for simulation. Two ways: strict. Nowadays, it has become a norm to assess results with actually comparable data and to build the hypothesis for the right use of empirical data in the building of models (Moss and Edmonds, 2005). In this paper, we focus

  5. Robotic Fish Gather Data, Prize By Kari Lynn Dean Story location: http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,65214,00.html

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    Leonard, Naomi

    Robotic Fish Gather Data, Prize By Kari Lynn Dean Story location: http the ocean. To do that, she trains robotic fish. Leonard designed the brains of her fleet of battery-operated fish -- also known as underwater autonomous vehicles, or UAVs -- to survive, manage uncertainty

  6. 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim 1wileyonlinelibrary.com collection, wind energy gathering, and so

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    , wind energy gathering, and so on.[3­5] Meanwhile, by utilizing the uni- versal availability of tribo-electricity, this energy generation technique was also applied for designing various self-powered sensor devices, such as motion detectors, skin sensor, liquid sensor, and so on.[6­8] Generally speaking, the mainstreams

  7. Radiologoical Conditions on Rongelap Atoll: Recommendations for Visiting and Food Gathering on the Norhtern Islands of Rongelap Atoll

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    Hamliton, T F

    2003-02-01

    Rongelap Atoll experienced close-in or local fallout from the U.S. nuclear test program conducted in the northern Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958. By all internationally agreed scientific criteria, Rongelap Island is considered safe for permanent resettlement. However, the amount of bomb-related radioactivity in soil and vegetation is, on average, about 5 times greater in the northern islands of the atoll because the centerline of the fallout pattern from the 1954 thermonuclear ''Bravo'' test extended over this part of the atoll. The most important radioactive element remaining on the atoll is radioactive cesium (cesium-137). Cesium-137 emits what is called a ''gamma ray'' that can penetrate the body and deliver both an external (outside the body) and internal (from inside the body) gamma dose to inhabitants of Rongelap Atoll. Cesium-137 is taken up from the soil into locally grown foodstuffs such as coconut, Pandanus and breadfruit. Significant quantities of cesium-137 may also be found in coconut crab. The internal dose delivered to people eating these products will be directly proportional to the concentration of cesium-137 in the food and the amount consumed. The external gamma dose will depend on the concentration of cesium-137 in the soil and the amount of time spent in the area. The highest concentration of cesium-137 in surface soils of the northern islands of Rongelap Atoll is about equivalent to that measured on Bikini Island. Under the radiation protection criteria adopted by the Republic of the Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal, permanent resettlement of these islands would require intervention because of the higher radiation doses that could potentially be delivered to inhabitants living on a diet derived largely from local foods. A more realistic lifestyle scenario is that the resettled population on Rongelap Island will occasionally visit the northern part of the atoll for food gathering, fishing and other recreational activities. It is estimated that a person spending 8 hours (1 work day) in the interior of the Rongelap Atoll northern islands will receive a maximum additional external dose of around 0.1-0.2 mrem per day. Furthermore, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's environmental monitoring continues to show that the marine environment contains very low levels of bomb radioactivity. Similarly, the occasional consumption of terrestrial foods including coconut crab from the northern islands is not expected to add significantly to the radiological health risk of living on Rongelap Island. The average annual effective ingestion dose for Rongelap Island resettlement in 2002 is estimated to be around 1-2 mrem per year when imported foods are made available and proposed remediation efforts take effect. This estimate is about twice that of the Rongelap Island resettlement worker population using direct measurements from the whole body counting program. Resettlement workers presently living on the islands receive an average internal dose from cesium-137 of less than 1 mrem (0.01 mSv) per year. These workers are known to eat locally grown foods and coconut crabs collected from the northern islands. The highest individual dose observed was 4 mrem (0.04 mSv) per year. Under the guidelines adopted by the Republic of the Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal, it is concluded that diving, fishing and visiting any northern island of Rongelap Atoll are safe activities for limited periods. Eating local fish and other marine life such as clams would also be considered safe. Consumption of plant foods from the northern islands of Rongelap Atoll depends on successful implementation of specific remediation measures to ensure dietary intakes of cesium-137 remain at or below levels considered safe. The whole body counting program should continue to monitor the actual internal levels of cesium-137 among people eating plants and coconut crabs gathered from the northern islands of Rongelap Atoll islands until such time that the Nuclear Claims Tribunal guidelines are met.

  8. TopologyAware Placement and Role Assignment for Energy-Efficient Information Gathering in Sensor Networks1,2

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    Kalpakis, Konstantinos

    in system lifetime, when compared with random placement and role assignments of the nodes. 1 Introduction the system lifetime, i.e. the number of periods (rounds) that information can be collected until the first to them such that the system lifetime is maximized, while ensuring that each point/region of interest

  9. PROCESS KNOWLEDGE DATA GATHERING AND REPORTING IN SUPPORT OF DECOMMISSIONING Health Physics Society Annual Meeting West Palm Beach, Florida June 27, 2011

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    David A. King

    2011-06-27

    Summary of recent ORAU decommissioning activities at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). Project objective was to generate approved Waste Lot Profiles for legacy facilities scheduled for demolition and shipment to the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF) or appropriate alternate facility. The form and content of process knowledge (PK) reports were developed with input from the EMWMF Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) Attainment Team and regulators. PK may be defined as the knowledge of the design and the history of operations that occurs during the life cycle of a facility (paraphrased from SRNL guidance) - similar to the MARSSIM historical site assessment. Some types of PK data used to decommission ORNL and ETTP facilities include: (1) Design drawings; (2) Historical documents [e.g., History of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory by Thomas (1963) and A Brief History of the Chemical Technical Division (ORNL/M-2733)]; (3) Historical photographs; (4) Radiological survey reports; (5) Facility-specific databases - (a) Spill history, (b) Waste Information Tracking System (WITS), and (c) Hazardous Materials Management Information System (HMMIS); (6) Facility walkdown summary reports; and (7) Living memory data. Facility walkdowns are critical for worker safety planning and to assure on-the-ground-conditions match historical descriptions. For Oak Ridge operations, investigators also document the nature and number of items requiring special handling or disposition planning, such as the following: (1) Items containing polychlorinated biphenyls, asbestos, lead, or refrigerants; (2) Items with physical WAC restriction (e.g., large items, pipes, and concrete); and (3) Too 'hot' for EMWMF. Special emphasis was made to interview facility managers, scientists, technicians, or anyone with direct knowledge of process-related activities. Interviews often led to more contact names and reports but also offered anecdotal accounts of releases, process-related operations, maintenance activities, and other relevant information not addressed in the written record. 'Fun' part of PK data gathering. Often got not-so-useful information such as, 'The operations manager was a jerk and we all hated him.' PK data are used to indicate the presence or absence of contaminants. Multiple lines of investigation are necessary for characterization planning and to help determine which disposal facility is best suited for targeted wastes. The model used by ORAU assisted remediation contractors and EMWMF managers by identifying anomalous waste and items requiring special handling.

  10. Cost-Effective Reciprocating Engine Emissions Control and Monitoring for E&P Field and Gathering Engines

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    Keith Hohn; Sarah R. Nuss-Warren

    2011-08-31

    This final report describes a project intended to identify, develop, test, and commercialize emissions control and monitoring technologies that can be implemented by E&P operators to significantly lower their cost of environmental compliance and expedite project permitting. Technologies were installed and tested in controlled laboratory situations and then installed and tested on field engines based on the recommendations of an industry-based steering committee, analysis of installed horsepower, analysis of available emissions control and monitoring technologies, and review of technology and market gaps. The industry-recognized solution for lean-burn engines, a low-emissions-retrofit including increased airflow and pre-combustion chambers, was found to successfully control engine emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO{sub X}) and carbon monoxide (CO). However, the standard non-selective catalytic reduction (NSCR) system recognized by the industry was found to be unable to consistently control both NO{sub X} and CO emissions. The standard NSCR system was observed to produce emissions levels that changed dramatically on a day-to-day or even hour-to-hour basis. Because difficulties with this system seemed to be the result of exhaust gas oxygen (EGO) sensors that produced identical output for very different exhaust gas conditions, models were developed to describe the behavior of the EGO sensor and an alternative, the universal exhaust gas oxygen (UEGO) sensor. Meanwhile, an integrated NSCR system using an advanced, signal-conditioned UEGO sensor was tested and found to control both NO{sub X} and CO emissions. In conjunction with this project, advanced monitoring technologies, such as Ion Sense, and improved sensors for emissions control, such as the AFM1000+ have been developed and commercialized.

  11. Cost-Effective Reciprocating Engine Emissions Control and Monitoring for E&P Field and Gathering Engines

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    Kirby S. Chapman; Allen J. Adriani

    2004-01-01

    For the period of the 8th reporting period high-impact control technologies were identified during the meeting at Cooper in Oklahoma City. The technologies that were identified will be tested on the Ajax DP-115 engine and are capable of being widely utilized by the E&P industry. Two major areas where engine controls and ignition systems, but still included were other alternatives to reduce emissions. The most exhilarating item for this quarter was when Ajax engine was delivered to the test bed at the NGML.

  12. Controlling Methane Emissions in the Natural Gas Sector. A Review of Federal and State Regulatory Frameworks Governing Production, Gathering, Processing, Transmission, and Distribution

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    Paranhos, Elizabeth; Kozak, Tracy G.; Boyd, William; Bradbury, James; Steinberg, D. C.; Arent, D. J.

    2015-04-23

    This report provides an overview of the regulatory frameworks governing natural gas supply chain infrastructure siting, construction, operation, and maintenance. Information was drawn from a number of sources, including published analyses, government reports, in addition to relevant statutes, court decisions and regulatory language, as needed. The scope includes all onshore facilities that contribute to methane emissions from the natural gas sector, focusing on three areas of state and federal regulations: (1) natural gas pipeline infrastructure siting and transportation service (including gathering, transmission, and distribution pipelines), (2) natural gas pipeline safety, and (3) air emissions associated with the natural gas supply chain. In addition, the report identifies the incentives under current regulatory frameworks to invest in measures to reduce leakage, as well as the barriers facing investment in infrastructure improvement to reduce leakage. Policy recommendations regarding how federal or state authorities could regulate methane emissions are not provided; rather, existing frameworks are identified and some of the options for modifying existing regulations or adopting new regulations to reduce methane leakage are discussed.

  13. The purpose of this survey is to gather information needed to develop guidelines for ecological restoration project planning in Minnesota. We are asking you to provide cost and time estimates for site preparation,

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    Sprott, Julien Clinton

    1 The purpose of this survey is to gather information needed to develop guidelines for ecological indicate which services & supplies are provided in-house, purchased/ hired out, or not offered or performed to page 7. Provided In-House Purchased/ Hired out Not Offered/ Not Performed A. Project Management

  14. ORISE: WeB-MEDIS System Allows Hospitals to Gather and Track Patient Data

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

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  15. Information Gathering Session Gillian Charles & Ken Dragoon

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    - scale, cost-effective, low carbon resources. ­ Survey resource development potential GEN-11. Resource and associated technologies. ­ Hydropower upgrades, new hydropower projects 3 Purpose Develop a hydro supply curve to determine the hydropower development potential in the NW region ­ Council's Seventh Power Plan

  16. Memorial Gathering Pending for NERSC's Michael Welcome

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  17. Dynamic vehicle routing for data gathering in wireless networks

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    Celik, Guner Dincer

    We consider a dynamic vehicle routing problem in wireless networks where messages arriving randomly in time and space are collected by a mobile receiver (vehicle or a collector). The collector is responsible for receiving ...

  18. Topic Area 2: Data Gathering and Analysis | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-EnhancingEt Al., 2013)Open EnergyTinoxOpenStatutesTontogany, Ohio:ToombsTopic Area

  19. Gathering the landscape : a community arts center on Lookout Mountain

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    Govan, Christine Noble, 1958-

    1989-01-01

    With a tape measure and a pad of newsprint, to document, understand and re-present a natural place was the first goal of this thesis. From this understanding a new built presence, a redefinition of the site, is sought, to ...

  20. Hunter-Gatherers of Early Holocene Coastal California

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    1991-01-01

    the high caloric yield of chia seeds, piflon nuts, and manyseeds, bulbs, roots, tubers, fruits, and nuts, for instance, and that the remains of man- zanita, pigweed, chia,

  1. Gathering Kinds: Radical Faerie Practices of Sexuality and Kinship

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    Sanford, Jesse Oliver

    2013-01-01

    in- terpersonal bonds and permaculture work such as wateron herbalism, permaculture, anti- racist organizing,

  2. Dwarf Fortress gathers at the statue and attends a party

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    Diaz, Joshua Lindsay

    2009-01-01

    In designing DwarfFortress as part roguelike and part simulation, Tarn and Zach Adams of Bay 12 Games drew on a tradition of game genres that used proceduralism and simulation to give players unique paths through the game. ...

  3. International Clean Coal, Carbon Capture Experts to Gather at...

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    top official for the agency responsible for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) clean coal technology (CCT) and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) research and...

  4. DOE, Contractors Gather Food for Less Fortunate | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    runs June 1 through August 27, began locally with the collection of red, white, and blue cans of food that were fashioned into an American Flag display at the DOE Site Office...

  5. Better Buildings Partners Gather to Plan for the Future | Department...

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

    and enhance their business models to ensure that their efforts thrive well into the future. "We wanted to help our partners prepare for the future, even while they are still...

  6. A Majestic And Raucous Gathering of Sandhill Cranes Jeff Mitton

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    Mitton, Jeffry B.

    , Louisiana, Texas, Mexico, New Mexico and California. Two migration routes are local. Cranes overwintering. The largest migration begins in Texas and Mexico and pauses at the Platte and North Platte Rivers in Nebraska in the San Luis Valley on their migration to nesting areas in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana

  7. Society of Women Engineers Gathers for 2012 Symposium | GE Global...

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    in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Recent Posts by This Contributor Technology Relay Race in Cancer Prevention Research Talking About Breast Density and...

  8. Networked Information Gathering and Fusion of PMU Data

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    as one of nine broad analysis white papers in the project "The Future Grid to Enable Sustainable Energy & Development, Entergy Naim Logic, Senior Electrical Engineer, Salt River Project (SRP) Shimo Wang, Southern- infrastructure. The smart grid in the making is envisaged to integrate a considerable amount of renewable energy

  9. Conferences Each year, thousands of gatherings like conferences, meetings

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    MacMillan, Andrew

    /meeting areas by ensuring the appropriate recycling, composting and waste bins are present and highly visible materials, reusing items, and/or reducing materials. By doing this, you'll conserve energy, reduce waste. Reminders and clear signage can make it easier for people to remember how to dispose of their waste properly

  10. Engineer 2020 and the Gathering Storm Alice M. Agogino

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    · Globalization of industry and engineering practice · The shift of engineering employment from large companies to small and medium-sized companies, and the growing emphasis on entrepreneurialism · The growing share Association] · In 2020, California will need 40% more electrical capacity, 40% more gasoline, and 20% more

  11. Domain-dependent information gathering agent Aleksander Pivk*, Matjaz Gams

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    Pivk, Aleksander

    . To make things worse, the Internet is poorly structured, and disorganized (Lewis, 1999, and EMA (EMployment Agent), which performs employment and job related functions over the Internet. q 2002 extraction; Inductive learning; Wrapper 1. Introduction Internet services offer several advantages over

  12. Gathering total items count for pagination | OpenEI Community

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  13. NNSA's National Laboratories Engage in Climate Modeling, Data Gathering |

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

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  14. Energy Department Addresses Largest Gathering of Geothermal Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum12, 2015 Infographic courtesy of the White House.ChristopherWindStakeholders |

  15. OSTI News Transcripts, International Group Gathers in Knoxville to Discuss

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  16. DOE, Contractors Gather Food for Less Fortunate | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-in electricLaboratory | version of the Frequently AskedResearch Projects

  17. A Low-Cost Continuous Emissions Monitoring System for Mobile and Stationary Engine SCR/DPF Applications/Data-Logger for Vehicle Data Acquisition

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This project describes a novel system of sensors that continuously monitor emissions in real time and a data logger to gather real-time data from a vehicle

  18. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, 14, 527, 2000. c 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in The Netherlands.

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    Zilberstein, Shlomo

    Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, 14, 5­27, 2000. c 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in The Netherlands. A Value-Driven System for Autonomous Information Gathering JOSHUA GRASS jgrass, MA 01003, USA Abstract. This paper presents a system for autonomous information gathering

  19. Information efficiency in hyperspectral imaging systems

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    Reichenbach, Stephen E.

    Information efficiency in hyperspectral imaging systems Stephen E. Reichenbach University develop a method for assessing the in- formation density and efficiency of hyperspectral imaging systems width can efficiently gather information about a scene by allocating bandwidth among the bands according

  20. Event-triggered control for multi-agent systems

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    Johansson, Karl H.

    Event-driven strategies for multi-agent systems are motivated by the future use of embedded microprocessors with limited resources that will gather information and actuate the individual agent controller updates. The control ...

  1. Integrating spacecraft and aircraft in Earth Observation System architectures

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    Suarez, Brandon H

    2011-01-01

    The Global Earth Observation System (GEOS) is the essential data gathering network that enables the advancement of Earth science. In recent years, efforts have been made to understand the major GEOS architectural tradeoffs. ...

  2. Building for a Nature-Oriented Spirituality : a gathering for the cross-quarters

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    Pollack, Scott R. (Scott Robert)

    1991-01-01

    This thesis is a proposal for a way of building for a Nature-Oriented Spirituality. It begins an exploration into what a community might look like for people who see the land and the seasons as the generators of life. This ...

  3. Web Image Mining: Can We Gather Visual Knowledge for Image Recognition from the Web ?

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Yanai, Keiji

    with commodity digital cameras. All of the existing works quoted above focused on the classification methods Because of the wide spread of digital imaging devices and the World Wide Web, we can easily obtain digital images of various kinds of real world scenes. Currently, however, classification/recognition of generic

  4. A Tight Runtime Bound for Synchronous Gathering of Autonomous Robots with Limited Visibility

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    , USA. Copyright 2011 ACM 978-1-4503-0743-7/11/06 ...$10.00. Categories and Subject Descriptors F.1.2 [Theory of Computation]: Modes of Computation; F.2.2 [Analysis of Algorithms and Problem Complex- ity by such robotic teams. For mobile robots, it is especially interesting whether they can build a given formation

  5. Summer Plans Each year the Career Services office surveys the Penn Engineering students to gather

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    % Other 3% Not For Profit 2% Marketing 2% Management 2% Insurance 1% Information Technology 14% Finance. Similar to last year, the top sectors in which students accepted internships included manufacturing, financial services, and higher education. Within the manufacturing sector, the largest percentages

  6. DISS. ETH NO. 17801 Energy-Efficient Data Gathering in Sensor Networks

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    , Feuchtigkeit oder seis- mische Aktivit¨at zu messen. Die so gesammelten Informationen erm¨oglichen die erm¨oglicht. Des Weiteren werden Methoden zur energieeffizien- ten Installation und schnellen

  7. Collaborative Data Gathering in Wireless Sensor Networks using Measurement Co-Occurrence

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    Kalpakis, Konstantinos

    activity of many WSN applica- tions. We focus on applications in which each sensor con- tinuously monitors the targets of interests in a field, and the base station is interested in getting every (discrete enumer

  8. A decentralized control policy for adaptive information gathering in hazardous environments

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    Dames, Philip

    This paper proposes an algorithm for driving a group of resource-constrained robots with noisy sensors to localize an unknown number of targets in an environment, while avoiding hazards at unknown positions that cause the ...

  9. First-Ever Network Member Gathering Held at 2015 Better Buildings...

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

    to engage in dialogue focused on sharing proven approaches for greater energy efficiency in buildings. This year was the first to incorporate the residential sector with...

  10. 1 Agents for Information Gathering Craig A. Knoblock and Jos'e Luis Ambite

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    Ambite, José Luis

    of these resources and can serve as an information source to other agents. In this paper we present the architecture of information sources available, the problem of how to com­ bine distributed, heterogeneous information sources becomes more and more critical. The available information sources include traditional databases, flat

  11. 1Agents for Information Gathering Craig A. Knoblock and Jose Luis Ambite

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    Ambite, José Luis

    of these resources and can serve as an information source to other agents. In this paper we present the architecture of information sources available, the problem of how to com- bine distributed, heterogeneous informationsources becomes moreandmorecritical. The available information sources include traditional databases, at les

  12. Black Rock City thousands of people gather at a flat, arid site in the remote

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    , propane tanks, and vehicles. This steady increase shows up as spikes on a graph of CO2 fluxes over a week smolders, Burners race back to their cars, trucks, vans, buses, and SUVs and start their engines, vying

  13. Network lifetime maximization for time-sensitive data gathering in wireless sensor networks

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    Liang, Weifa

    or human inaccessible environments such as battlefields or nuclear polluted re- gions. Therefore, energy Keywords: Wireless sensor networks Network lifetime prolongation Energy optimization Load-balanced spanning tree Network flow Algorithm design a b s t r a c t Energy-constrained sensor networks have been widely

  14. Across the Andes in Peru and Bo-livia, Indian farmers gather in

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    Orlove, Benjamin S.

    shown its worth. Aspirin and quinine, for ex- ample, were once no more than folk remedies. Agronomists

  15. Mobile Element Path Planning for Time-Constrained Data Gathering in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Viglas, Anastasios

    the performance of our algorithm by comparing it to the optimal solution as well as to an alternative heuristic, commonly used in related time-window vehicle routing problems, and demonstrate the superior performance networks, travelling salesman problems, and vehicle routing. In wireless sensor networks, for example

  16. GAnGS: Gather, Authenticate 'n Group Securely Chia-Hsin Owen Chen

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    Xu, Wenyuan

    in a scalable, secure, and easy to use fashion. In this paper, we propose GAnGS, a protocol for the se- cure Factors This research was supported in part by the iCAST project under grant NSC96-3114-P-001-002-Y from or any of its agencies. Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work

  17. NAS-NAE National Convocation on "Rising Above the Gathering Storm...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    I don't have to remind you of the challenges we face: rapidly growing global demand for energy, along with rising prices. And these demand pressures will only increase with time....

  18. More Than 180 People Gather for Women of Waste Management Event

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    More than 180 people attended the Women of Waste Management Panel and Networking Reception at the Waste Management 2014 Conference on the safe management and disposition of radioactive waste and radioactive materials in Phoenix earlier this month.

  19. Gathering data on allegations of sexual abuse made against former disc jockey, Jimmy Savile 

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    Smith, Mark; Kirkwood, Steve; Llewellyn, Clare

    2014-08-26

    This paper will report on a collaboration between Social Work and Informatics academics and Library staff at the University. The focus of the work is to secure a data set on allegations of sexual abuse made against the ...

  20. IEEE TRANSACTION ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 1 STCDG: An Efficient Data Gathering Algorithm

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    Wang, Dan

    2004}@gmail.com. J. Cheng is also with University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Q. Ye is with University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Email: qye@upei.ca. D. Wang is with The Hong Kong Polytechnic

  1. Probabilistic Planning with Information Gathering and Contingent Denise Draper Steve Hanks Daniel Weld

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    Science Foundation Grants IRI-9206733 and IRI-8957302, and Oce of Naval Research Grant 90-J-1904 Example Suppose that a manufacturing robot is given the goal of having a widget painted (PA), processed also has an action paint that usually makes PA true, and an action notify that makes NO true. Initially

  2. Agent-Based Software for Gathering and Summarizing Textual and Internet

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 OutreachProductswsicloudwsiclouddenDVA N C E D B L O O D S TA I N P A T T E R N A NABPA's ProposedInformation -

  3. NAS-NAE National Convocation on "Rising Above the Gathering Storm Two Years

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy AEnergy Managing SwimmingMicrosoft Word1Sustainability inDeputyNAICSLater:

  4. More Than 200 DOE Safety and Health Trainers Gather for Exchange |

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICESpecialAPPENDIX F Wetlandsof EnergyGapDepartmentOctober 2012Page)

  5. International Clean Coal, Carbon Capture Experts to Gather at 28th Annual

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE INDUSTRIALU.S. Department of Energy |June 2015American Synchrophasorfor

  6. First-Ever Network Member Gathering Held at 2015 Better Buildings Summit |

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum12, 2015Executive Order14,EnergyFinancingWIPP |Department ofElectric Grid

  7. Better Buildings Partners Gather to Plan for the Future | Department of

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative FuelsofProgram:Y-12Power, Inc |BartlesvilleRestoring- 2013Energy Better Buildings

  8. A Statistical Analysis of Characteristics of Mesoscale Convective System Mountain Initiation Location Clusters in the Arkansas-Red River Basin

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    Callen, Elisabeth F.

    2012-12-31

    American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) data was gathered NOMADS (National Climatic Data Center 2011). Once observations for all the variables were gathered for each MCS cluster, Multiple Linear Regressions (MLRs) and Principal Component Analyses (PCAs) were...

  9. JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 23, 1011-1022 (2007) A Model-Aided Data Gathering Approach for

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    2007-01-01

    , such as environmental monitoring, health monitoring and target tracking [1], etc. As a result, wireless sensor networks

  10. Population Size Does Not Predict Artifact Complexity: Analysis of Data from Tasmania, Arctic Hunter-Gatherers, and Oceania Fishing Groups

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    Read, Dwight

    2012-01-01

    A, Wachtmeister C-A (2008) Why does human culture increasePOPULATION SIZE DOES NOT PREDICT ARTIFACT COMPLEXITY:interac- tion population and does a task requiring his or

  11. The design, implementation and testing of data gathering instrumentation for measurement of electromagnetic interference in electric power substations 

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    Gerloff, Gary Wayne

    1983-01-01

    by direct digitization. The R7912 and support hardware produced digitized data in a for- mat compatible with the available analysis computer. The data could be taken from the R7912 processed by host computer and stored on hard disl?vithout introducing...

  12. Channels and sources used to gather equine-related information by college-age horse owners and enthusiasts 

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    Sullivan, Erin Alene

    2009-05-15

    This thesis identifies the equine-related topics that are important to Texas college-age horse owners and enthusiasts and the channels/sources they use to get equine-related information. Little research has focused on this group to determine...

  13. VETERAN COWBOYS November 11, the CVHS community gathers at the Veteran's Flag Plaza -McElroy Hall to recognize the

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    of fast pistols. THE BRAND LEGENDS » #12;What story do you have that is all yours? I hear your stories all

  14. IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING, VOL. 14, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2006 41 Network Correlated Data Gathering With Explicit

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    IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING, VOL. 14, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2006 41 Network Correlated Data, and at the 4th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc 2003), Annapolis

  15. Average structural analysis of the extractable material of young soot gathered in an ethylene inverse diffusion flame

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    Utah, University of

    January 2007 Abstract Conventional analytical methods such as 1 H NMR, vapor pressure osmometry (VPO structural parameters 1. Introduction Soot formation during the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons technique is that it fails to detect ali- phatic hydrocarbons and light aromatic compounds

  16. Good Morning All, I am writing to ask for your help in gathering all the information necessary for UBS

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    /owns the copier at the end of the lease? Is there a buyout option and if so, at what dollar amount/value? e

  17. Cost-Effective Reciprocating Engine Emissions Control and Monitoring for E&P Field and Gathering Engines

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    Kirby S. Chapman

    2004-01-01

    During the fourth reporting period, the project team investigated the Non-Selective Catalytic Reduction technologies that are in use on rich-burn four-stroke cycle engines. Several engines were instrumented and data collected to obtain a rich set of engine emissions and performance data. During the data collection, the performance of the catalyst under a variety of operating conditions was measured. This information will be necessary to specify a set of sensors that can then be used to reliably implement NSCRs as plausible technologies to reduce NOx emissions for four-stroke cycle engines used in the E&P industry. A complete summary all the technologies investigated to data is included in the report. For each technology, the summary includes a description of the process, the emission reduction that is to be expected, information on the cost of the technology, development status, practical considerations, compatibility with other air pollutant control technologies, and any references used to obtain the information.

  18. The demography of the Upper Palaeolithic hunter–gatherers of Southwestern France: A multi-proxy approach using archaeological data

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    French, Jennifer C.

    2015-05-16

    into sub-phases, although ambi- guities are present throughout the chronological sequence as a result of conflicts between absolute dates and stratigraphy, and questions surrounding the chronologically diagnostic nature of some type-fossils (e.g. Bon, 2002...

  19. Abstract--We consider the problem of gathering data for evaluation of given hypotheses, and describe a method for

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    Fink, Eugene

    the task of a business analyst who is observing a small pharmaceutical company and trying to infer the plans of its management. The company has recently advertised a new medication and announced that its knowledge gained from her friends in pharmaceutical industry. We have recently published a heuristic

  20. Applying an Information Gathering Architecture to Netfind: A White Pages Tool for a Changing and Growing Internet

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    Schwartz, Michael F.

    ], the Internet is one the fastest growing human-constructed phenomena in history. The explosive growth and Growing Internet Michael F. Schwartz, University of Colorado, Boulder (schwartz@cs.colorado.edu) Calton Pu on Networking The Internet is quickly becoming an indispensable means of communication and collaboration, based

  1. Smart Modules for Lighting System Applications and Power Quality Measurements.

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    Hirche, Sandra

    , Guilherme M. Soares, Thiago R. F. Mendonça, Pedro S. Almeida, Henrique A. C. Braga Electrical Engineering system and coupling sensors to the module, it's possible to gather data regarding the power grid as well, such as adaptive dimming, allowing to vary the light intensity of the lamp in accordance with time, weather or just

  2. Towards a Monitoring System for High Altitude Objects Sbastien Jean

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    Donsez, Didier

    Towards a Monitoring System for High Altitude Objects Sébastien Jean University of Grenoble LCIS.fr ABSTRACT High Altitude Objects (HAO), typically sounding balloons, are mobile objects that gather Altitude Objects 1. INTRODUCTION High Altitude Objects (HAO), typically sounding balloons, can fly several

  3. Evaluation of Cost Effective Sensor Combinations for a Vehicle Precrash Detection System

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    Birdsong, Charles

    Evaluation of Cost Effective Sensor Combinations for a Vehicle Precrash Detection System John the occurrence of an accident before it occurs. There are many different sensor technologies currently available for pre-crash detection. However no single sensor technology has demonstrated enough information gathering

  4. Automated Surface Observing System: Standby Power Options

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

    contained group of sensors and data gathering equipment that produces an automated weather observation * Weather observations support aviation, climate data, non government...

  5. Journal of Network and Systems Management, Vol. 13, No. 3, September 2005 ( C 2005) DOI: 10.1007/s10922-005-7774-6

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    Pras, Aiko

    management--more than 300 experts from academia and industry who gathered to attend the various presentations management just as quickly to keep up with those advances. The Technical Program consisted of 53 papersJournal of Network and Systems Management, Vol. 13, No. 3, September 2005 ( C 2005) DOI: 10.1007/s

  6. The feasibility assessment of a U.S. natural gas production reporting system uniform production reporting model. Final report, July 1993--June 1994

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1994-06-01

    The Uniform Production Reporting Model (UPRM) project was charged with identifying the best practices and procedures of the natural gas producing states related to the gathering, management, and dissemination of production data. It is recommended that the producing states begin the process of upgrading state systems using the concepts embodied in the UPRM model.

  7. Wind-To-Hydrogen Project: Operational Experience, Performance Testing, and Systems Integration

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    Harrison, K. W.; Martin, G. D.; Ramsden, T. G.; Kramer, W. E.; Novachek, F. J.

    2009-03-01

    The Wind2H2 system is fully functional and continues to gather performance data. In this report, specifications of the Wind2H2 equipment (electrolyzers, compressor, hydrogen storage tanks, and the hydrogen fueled generator) are summarized. System operational experience and lessons learned are discussed. Valuable operational experience is shared through running, testing, daily operations, and troubleshooting the Wind2H2 system and equipment errors are being logged to help evaluate the reliability of the system.

  8. Green Power Renewable Electricity, Renewable

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    -Makers ....................................................................................................................... 14 Gathering Energy Data

  9. Efficient Foraging of Limited Resources in a Multi-Agent System

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    Garvey, Jared Marshall

    2015-01-01

    robots can perform more efficiently than humans. Multi-agentbe implemented in order to efficiently gather information.a similar scenario will efficiently forage food particles.

  10. The Fifth Workshop on HPC Best Practices: File Systems and Archives

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    Hick, Jason; Hules, John; Uselton, Andrew

    2011-11-30

    The workshop on High Performance Computing (HPC) Best Practices on File Systems and Archives was the fifth in a series sponsored jointly by the Department Of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and DOE National Nuclear Security Administration. The workshop gathered technical and management experts for operations of HPC file systems and archives from around the world. Attendees identified and discussed best practices in use at their facilities, and documented findings for the DOE and HPC community in this report.

  11. GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 60, NO. 4 (JULY-AUGUST 1995); P. 1169-1177, 4 FIGS. High-resolution velocity gathers and offset

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    Ulrych, Tadeusz J.

    parameter that under asymp- totic conditions reduces the method to a damped least-squares solution. Finally

  12. UMS attainment at AS-level of applicants, by subject and offer status The graphs show the profile of our 2014 gathered field banded by their average UMS

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    UMS attainment at AS-level of applicants, by subject and offer status The graphs show the profile and differentiating those who received offers from the rest of the field. For the sciences courses other than can produce some odd looking profiles by percentages receiving offers based on very small numbers

  13. THE SUMMER STORY Classmates of 1955 will gather for a 60th reunion July 31-August 1, in Stillwater. We will enjoy dinner on Friday

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    -19. All activities are without cost - that's free sailing - including lunch for participants. For program entry and agenda information, contact Jessica Tevebaugh Dunlap at 405-321-4774. GET YOUR SHIPS TOGETHER with reminders on available accommodations reserved for alumni. New 4th-years, Friday is having a moment

  14. Controlling Methane Emissions in the Natural Gas Sector: A Review of Federal & State Regulatory Frameworks Governing Production, Gathering, Processing, Transmission, and Distribution

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i n c i p aDepartmentEnergy comparingDeep January 2012 PURPOSE ThisProject

  15. Driver performance data acquisition system for ergonomics research

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    Carter, R.J.; Goodman, M.J.

    1994-12-31

    A portable ergonomics data acquisition system consisting of state-of-the-art hardware being designed is described here. It will be employed to record driver, vehicle, and environment parameter data from a wide range of vehicles and trucks. The system will be unobtrusive to the driver and inconspicuous to the outside world. It will have three modes of data gathering and provide for extended periods of data collection. Modularity, flexibility, and cost will be key drivers in the development effort. The ergonomics data acquisition system project is being conducted in two phases--a feasibility study and a development, construction, and validation phase.

  16. 7th Annual Systems Biology Symposium: Systems Biology and Engineering

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    Galitski, Timothy P.

    2008-04-01

    Systems biology recognizes the complex multi-scale organization of biological systems, from molecules to ecosystems. The International Symposium on Systems Biology has been hosted by the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, Washington, since 2002. The annual two-day event gathers the most influential researchers transforming biology into an integrative discipline investingating complex systems. Engineering and application of new technology is a central element of systems biology. Genome-scale, or very small-scale, biological questions drive the enigneering of new technologies, which enable new modes of experimentation and computational analysis, leading to new biological insights and questions. Concepts and analytical methods in engineering are now finding direct applications in biology. Therefore, the 2008 Symposium, funded in partnership with the Department of Energy, featured global leaders in "Systems Biology and Engineering."

  17. ANG coal gasification project management control system report. [Great Plains project

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    Not Available

    1981-01-01

    Much time, money and effort has been spent in the forefront of this project for project controls. The work breakdown structure for the systems has been custom designed. The systems, both manual and computerized, have been well scrutinized and chosen by ANG to represent the most cost effective and efficient way of controlling a project the magnitude of $1.5 billion. These systems have been developed in a manner so that information can be gathered as detailed or as summarized as necessary, and in the most timely and expeditious ways.

  18. Recommended Practice for Patch Management of Control Systems

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    Steven Tom; Dale Christiansen; Dan Berrett

    2008-12-01

    A key component in protecting a nation’s critical infrastructure and key resources is the security of control systems. The term industrial control system refers to supervisory control and data acquisition, process control, distributed control, and any other systems that control, monitor, and manage the nation’s critical infrastructure. Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) consists of electric power generators, transmission systems, transportation systems, dam and water systems, communication systems, chemical and petroleum systems, and other critical systems that cannot tolerate sudden interruptions in service. Simply stated, a control system gathers information and then performs a function based on its established parameters and the information it receives. The patch management of industrial control systems software used in CIKR is inconsistent at best and nonexistent at worst. Patches are important to resolve security vulnerabilities and functional issues. This report recommends patch management practices for consideration and deployment by industrial control systems owners.

  19. DOE and Industry Showcase New Control Systems Security Technologies...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    efforts. Industry leaders worked closely with national laboratories in the National SCADA Test Bed and other private-sector partners to develop, test, and gather end-user input...

  20. Expert system for the design of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems. Master's thesis

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    Camejo, P.J.

    1989-12-01

    Expert systems are computer programs that seek to mimic human reason. An expert system shelf, a software program commonly used for developing expert systems in a relatively short time, was used to develop a prototypical expert system for the design of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in buildings. Because HVAC design involves several related knowledge domains, developing an expert system for HVAC design requires the integration of several smaller expert systems known as knowledge bases. A menu program and several auxiliary programs for gathering data, completing calculations, printing project reports, and passing data between the knowledge bases are needed and have been developed to join the separate knowledge bases into one simple-to-use program unit.

  1. Design considerations, tooling, and equipment for remote in-service inspection of radioactive piping and pressure-vessel systems

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    Swannack, D.L.; Schmoker, D.S.

    1983-01-01

    This paper summarizes results obtained in use of remotely-operated nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment for inspection of reactor-system components. Experience obtained in operating the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) has provided a basis for field verification of remote NDT equipment designs and has suggested development improvements. Remote Viewing and data gathering systems used include periscopes, borescopes, fiberscopes, hybrid borescopes/fiberscopes, and closed circuit television. A summary of design consideration for inspection equipment and power plant design is presented to achieve improved equipment operation and reduction of plant maintenance downtime.

  2. Energy information systems (EIS): Technology costs, benefit, and best practice uses

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2014-01-01

    interviews, and gathering energy and cost data. Similarly,EIS? 2. What are the energy- and cost-savings benefits of anEIS? Quantifying the energy and cost-savings benefits

  3. Multimodal dynamics : self-supervised learning in perceptual and motor systems

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    Coen, Michael Harlan

    2006-01-01

    This thesis presents a self-supervised framework for perceptual and motor learning based upon correlations in different sensory modalities. The brain and cognitive sciences have gathered an enormous body of neurological ...

  4. IS-ENES2 -Contract Number: 312979 Reporting period: 01/04/2013 30/09/2014

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    /characteristics of coupled Earth System Models have been gathered in a series of mindmaps "CouplingTechnology", "Components

  5. Flow cytometer jet monitor system

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    Van den Engh, Ger (Seattle, WA)

    1997-01-01

    A direct jet monitor illuminates the jet of a flow cytometer in a monitor wavelength band which is substantially separate from the substance wavelength band. When a laser is used to cause fluorescence of the substance, it may be appropriate to use an infrared source to illuminate the jet and thus optically monitor the conditions within the jet through a CCD camera or the like. This optical monitoring may be provided to some type of controller or feedback system which automatically changes either the horizontal location of the jet, the point at which droplet separation occurs, or some other condition within the jet in order to maintain optimum conditions. The direct jet monitor may be operated simultaneously with the substance property sensing and analysis system so that continuous monitoring may be achieved without interfering with the substance data gathering and may be configured so as to allow the front of the analysis or free fall area to be unobstructed during processing.

  6. Periodicals collection management using a decision support system

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    Compton, M.L.; Moser, E.C.

    1993-12-31

    Sandia National Laboratories is a multiprogram national laboratory established in 1949. The Library currently uses DOBIS for its automated system, including the Periodicals Control function for periodical check-in. DOBIS performs processing and control functions adequately, but could not meet our reporting needs. Therefore the Library`s Periodicals Decision Team decided that they needed another ``system`` for collection management. A Periodicals Decision Support System was created using information downloaded from DOBIS and uploaded into dBASE IV. The Periodical Decision Support System functions as an information-processing system that has aided us in making collection management decisions for periodicals. It certainly allows us to do interactive ad-hoc analysis; although there are no modeling tools currently incorporated in the system. We hope that these modeling tools will come later. We have been gathering information and developing needed reports to achieve this goal.

  7. Review guidelines for software languages for use in nuclear power plant safety systems: Final report. Revision 1

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    Hecht, M.; Decker, D.; Graff, S.; Green, W.; Lin, D.; Dinsmore, G.; Koch, S.

    1997-10-01

    Guidelines for the programming and auditing of software written in high level languages for safety systems are presented. The guidelines are derived from a framework of issues significant to software safety which was gathered from relevant standards and research literature. Language-specific adaptations of these guidelines are provided for the following high level languages: Ada83 and Ada95; C and C++; International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) Standard 1131-3 Ladder Logic, Sequential Function Charts, Structured Text, and Function Block Diagrams; Pascal; and PL/M. Appendices to the report include a tabular summary of the guidelines and additional information on selected languages.

  8. A Wildfire Behavior Modeling System at Los Alamos National Laboratory for Operational Applications

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    S.W. Koch; R.G.Balice

    2004-11-01

    To support efforts to protect facilities and property at Los Alamos National Laboratory from damages caused by wildfire, we completed a multiyear project to develop a system for modeling the behavior of wildfires in the Los Alamos region. This was accomplished by parameterizing the FARSITE wildfire behavior model with locally gathered data representing topography, fuels, and weather conditions from throughout the Los Alamos region. Detailed parameterization was made possible by an extensive monitoring network of permanent plots, weather towers, and other data collection facilities. We also incorporated a database of lightning strikes that can be used individually as repeatable ignition points or can be used as a group in Monte Carlo simulation exercises and in other randomization procedures. The assembled modeling system was subjected to sensitivity analyses and was validated against documented fires, including the Cerro Grande Fire. The resulting modeling system is a valuable tool for research and management. It also complements knowledge based on professional expertise and information gathered from other modeling technologies. However, the modeling system requires frequent updates of the input data layers to produce currently valid results, to adapt to changes in environmental conditions within the Los Alamos region, and to allow for the quick production of model outputs during emergency operations.

  9. Resource intensification in pre-contact central California: a bioarchaeological perspective on diet and health patterns among hunter-gatherers from the lower Sacramento Valley and San Francisco Bay 

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    Bartelink, Eric John

    2006-08-16

    of sedentism. I test the hypothesis that health status, as measured by childhood stress and disease indicators, declined during the late Holocene in central California. I analyzed 511 human skeletons from ten archaeological sites in the Sacramento Valley...

  10. National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD) College of Education The University of Texas at Austin NISOD's annual conference is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators seeking

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    of Texas at Austin James W. Stigler Professor, Psychology, and Associate Dean, Social Sciences, University year, by Cox, Matthews & Associates, Inc., 10520 Warwick Ave., Suite B-8, Fairfax, VA 22030- 3100, (703 subscription: $50 per year; Foreign subscription: $60 per year. Cox, Matthews & Associates, Inc., reserves

  11. Jornadas Internacionales: De la toma de datos y la realizacin de modelos de agua subterrnea a la gestin integrada International Workshop: From data gathering and groundwater modelling to integrated management

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    tuneladora transcurre por granodiorita sana, y la mitad sur atraviesa granodiorita alterada de medio hastial condición de nivel prescrito (la cota de la solera del túnel) a este instante, multiplicando por (H-h) en de Barcelona tiene una longitud superior a los 24 Km, atravesando todo tipo de litologías y ambientes

  12. Jornadas Internacionales: De la toma de datos y la realizacin de modelos de agua subterrnea a la gestin integrada International Workshop: From data gathering and groundwater modelling to integrated management

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    superiores libres, con otros inferiores cautivos, separados por acuitardos de continuidad y propiedades poco conocidas. Además, la topografía y la cercanía a la costa condicionan que el nivel freático se encuentre muy heterogeneidad del medio la interpretación de los ensayos presenta grandes dificultades. Para una correcta

  13. Following an early international phylogenetics conference in Rotorua in 1993, the week-long New Zealand phylogenetic meetings began with a small gathering (~30) in Kaikoura in 1996, organised by Mike Steel, Peter Lockhart, David Penny and Mike Hendy. Apar

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    Hickman, Mark

    Steel, Peter Lockhart, David Penny and Mike Hendy. Apart from a gap year in 1998, this meeting has been

  14. Parameter monitoring compensation system and method

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    Barkman, W.E.; Babelay, E.F.; DeMint, P.D.; Hebble, T.L.; Igou, R.E.; Williams, R.R.; Klages, E.J.; Rasnick, W.H.

    1995-02-07

    A compensation system is described for a computer-controlled machining apparatus having a controller and including a cutting tool and a workpiece holder which are movable relative to one another along a preprogrammed path during a machining operation. It utilizes sensors for gathering information at a preselected stage of a machining operation relating to an actual condition. The controller compares the actual condition to a condition which the program presumes to exist at the preselected stage and alters the program in accordance with detected variations between the actual condition and the assumed condition. Such conditions may be related to process parameters, such as a position, dimension or shape of the cutting tool or workpiece or an environmental temperature associated with the machining operation, and such sensors may be a contact or a non-contact type of sensor or a temperature transducer. 7 figs.

  15. Parameter monitoring compensation system and method

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    Barkman, William E. (Oak Ridge, TN); Babelay, Edwin F. (Knoxville, TN); DeMint, Paul D. (Kingston, TN); Hebble, Thomas L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Igou, Richard E. (Knoxville, TN); Williams, Richard R. (Oak Ridge, TN); Klages, Edward J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Rasnick, William H. (Knoxville, TN)

    1995-01-01

    A compensation system for a computer-controlled machining apparatus having a controller and including a cutting tool and a workpiece holder which are movable relative to one another along preprogrammed path during a machining operation utilizes sensors for gathering information at a preselected stage of a machining operation relating to an actual condition. The controller compares the actual condition to a condition which the program presumes to exist at the preselected stage and alters the program in accordance with detected variations between the actual condition and the assumed condition. Such conditions may be related to process parameters, such as a position, dimension or shape of the cutting tool or workpiece or an environmental temperature associated with the machining operation, and such sensors may be a contact or a non-contact type of sensor or a temperature transducer.

  16. System and method for generating a deselect mapping for a focal plane array

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    Bixler, Jay V; Brandt, Timothy G; Conger, James L; Lawson, Janice K

    2013-05-21

    A method for generating a deselect mapping for a focal plane array according to one embodiment includes gathering a data set for a focal plane array when exposed to light or radiation from a first known target; analyzing the data set for determining which pixels or subpixels of the focal plane array to add to a deselect mapping; adding the pixels or subpixels to the deselect mapping based on the analysis; and storing the deselect mapping. A method for gathering data using a focal plane array according to another embodiment includes deselecting pixels or subpixels based on a deselect mapping; gathering a data set using pixels or subpixels in a focal plane array that are not deselected upon exposure thereof to light or radiation from a target of interest; and outputting the data set.

  17. Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS) Operator`s Manual. Volume 1

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    Schreck, R.I.

    1991-10-01

    The Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS) is a consolidated set of automated resources that effectively manage the data gathered during environmental monitoring and restoration of the Hanford Site. The HEIS includes an integrated database that provides consistent and current data to all users and promotes sharing of data by the entire user community. This manual describes the facilities available to the operational user who is responsible for data entry, processing, scheduling, reporting, and quality assurance. A companion manual, the HEIS User`s Manual, describes the facilities available-to the scientist, engineer, or manager who uses the system for environmental monitoring, assessment, and restoration planning; and to the regulator who is responsible for reviewing Hanford Site operations against regulatory requirements and guidelines.

  18. Optical fiber inspection system

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    Moore, F.W.

    1985-04-05

    A remote optical inspection system including an inspection head. The inspection head has a passageway through which pellets or other objects are passed. A window is provided along the passageway through which light is beamed against the objects being inspected. A plurality of lens assemblies are arranged about the window so that reflected light can be gathered and transferred to a plurality of coherent optical fiber light guides. The light guides transfer the light images to a television or other image transducer which converts the optical images into a representative electronic signal. The electronic signal can then be displayed on a signal viewer such as a television monitor for inspection by a person. A staging means can be used to support the objects for viewing through the window. Routing means can be used to direct inspected objects into appropriate exit passages for accepted or rejected objects. The inspected objects are advantageously fed in a singular manner to the staging means and routing means. The inspection system is advantageously used in an enclosure when toxic or hazardous materials are being inspected. 10 figs.

  19. A Self-Organizing System with Cell-Specialization

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    Ikeda, Shiro

    -specialization,eachcellwhichhasthesameDNAisspe-cializedtohaveitsroles, and a wholesystem whichconsistsof these cells comes to have a high advanced function. Wepropose a kind of coding, is decomposed into cells. Then they are gathered by a centrifugal machine and are put into liquid whose

  20. Addressing Streaming and Historical Data in OBDA Systems: Optique's Approach

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    Koubarakis, Manolis

    monitoring of turbines and Statoil of oil behaviour in wells. This tasks bring up importance of both may be rapidly increasing, and variety, since the data are spread over different formats for a single query. In general, in the oil and gas industry, IT- experts spend 30­70% of their time gathering

  1. LETI RTB openness Franois BERTINI March 21th 2010 CONFIDENTIAL, for sole use of `RTB Review Panel'

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    Matias, Catherine

    skills Biotechnology Material Science Micro & Nano systems Nanoelectronics Nanotoxicology Photovoltaic capabilities Gathering Industry & Academia thru Coll. projects LETI in IBM ALLIANCE Effective demonstration

  2. California Energy Commission Public Interest EnergyResearch/Energy System Integration -- Transmission-Planning Research&Development Scoping Project

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    Eto, Joseph H.; Lesieutre, Bernard; Widergren, Steven

    2004-07-01

    The objective of this Public Interest Energy Research (PIER)scoping project is to identify options for public-interest research and development (R&D) to improve transmission-planning tools, techniques, and methods. The information presented was gathered through a review of current California utility, California Independent System Operator (ISO), and related western states electricity transmission-planning activities and emerging needs. This report presents the project teams findings organized under six topic areas and identifies 17 distinct R&D activities to improve transmission-planning in California and the West. The findings in this report are intended for use, along with other materials, by PIER staff, to facilitate discussions with stakeholders that will ultimately lead to development of a portfolio of transmission-planning R&D activities for the PIER program.

  3. Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Complex Engineered Systems: Report from a National Science Foundation Workshop

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    Papalambros, Panos

    Science Foundation Workshop Timothy W. Simpson 1* The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA was organized that gathered 48 people from industry, academia, and government agencies. The goal was to examine of five distinguished speakers on the "state of the research" and discussions from an industry panel

  4. Environmental Systems Research, FY-99 Annual Report

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    Miller, David Lynn

    2000-01-01

    The Environmental Systems Research (ESR) Program, a part of the Environmental Systems Research and Analysis (ESRA) Program, was implemented to enhance and augment the technical capabilities of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The purpose for strengthening technical capabilities of the INEEL is to provide the technical base to serve effectively as the Environmental Management Laboratory for the Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM). The original portfolio of research activities was assembled after an analysis of the EM technology development and science needs as gathered by the Site Technology Coordination Groups (STCGs) complex-wide. Current EM investments in science and technology throughout the research community were also included in this analysis to avoid duplication of efforts. This is a progress report for the second year of the ESR Program (Fiscal Year 99). A report of activities is presented for the five ESR research investment areas: (a) Transport Aspects of Selective Mass Transport Agents, (b) Chemistry of Environmental Surfaces, (c) Materials Dynamics, (d) Characterization Science, and (e) Computational Simulation of Mechanical and Chemical Systems. In addition to the five technical areas, activities in the Science and Technology Foundations element of the program, e.g., interfaces between ESR and the EM Science Program (EMSP) and the EM Focus Areas, are described.

  5. Environmental Systems Research FY-99 Annual Report

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    Miller, D.L.

    2000-01-01

    The Environmental Systems Research (ESR) Program, a part of the Environmental Systems Research and Analysis (ESRA) Program, was implemented to enhance and augment the technical capabilities of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The purpose for strengthening technical capabilities of the INEEL is to provide the technical base to serve effectively as the Environmental Management Laboratory for the Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM). The original portfolio of research activities was assembled after an analysis of the EM technology development and science needs as gathered by the Site Technology Coordination Groups (STCGs) complex-wide. Current EM investments in science and technology throughout the research community were also included in this analysis to avoid duplication of efforts. This is a progress report for the second year of the ESR Program (Fiscal Year 99). A report of activities is presented for the five ESR research investment areas: (a) Transport Aspects of Selective Mass Transport Agents, (b) Chemistry of Environmental Surfaces, (c) Materials Dynamics, (d) Characterization Science, and (e) Computational Simulation of Mechanical and Chemical Systems. In addition to the five technical areas, activities in the Science and Technology Foundations element of the program, e.g., interfaces between ESR and the EM Science Program (EMSP) and the EM Focus Areas, are described.

  6. U. S. Department of Energy Aerial Measuring Systems

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    J. J. Lease

    1998-10-01

    The Aerial Measuring Systems (AMS) is an aerial surveillance system. This system consists of remote sensing equipment to include radiation detectors; multispectral, thermal, radar, and laser scanners; precision cameras; and electronic imaging and still video systems. This equipment, in varying combinations, is mounted in an airplane or helicopter and flown at different heights in specific patterns to gather various types of data. This system is a key element in the US Department of Energy's (DOE) national emergency response assets. The mission of the AMS program is twofold--first, to respond to emergencies involving radioactive materials by conducting aerial surveys to rapidly track and map the contamination that may exist over a large ground area and second, to conduct routinely scheduled, aerial surveys for environmental monitoring and compliance purposes through the use of credible science and technology. The AMS program evolved from an early program, begun by a predecessor to the DOE--the Atomic Energy Commission--to map the radiation that may have existed within and around the terrestrial environments of DOE facilities, which produced, used, or stored radioactive materials.

  7. Data management system for organic soil

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    Stinnette, P.

    1999-07-01

    A Data Management System for Organic Soil (DMSOS) has been developed that enables the acquisition, management and analysis of organic soil data as well as the presentation of results to be conducted effectively through a common interface. This development was in response to the data management needs of research investigating the engineering properties of organic soil and its extension to the stabilization of organic soil through dynamic replacement (DR). It is shown how the above functions are implemented efficiently using Windows-based software to perform comprehensive data management and analysis of data gathered from both laboratory and field tests. When the engineering properties of a given organic soil deposit are needed, a build-in Computer Advisor for Organic Soil Projects (CAOSP) predicts the properties from DMSOS based correlations. A unique and useful feature of the CAOSP is its ability to estimate the anticipated ultimate settlement of an organic soil deposit given the loading conditions and the moisture or organic content. Also incorporated in the DMSOS is a quality control system that utilizes computerized data acquisition/data management techniques in order to evaluate the degree of improvement of an organic soil layer at a given stage of treatment using DR.

  8. Eliminate Human-Trafficking by discovering the necessary systems to harness technology that promotes real-time reporting and the subsequent protection of vulnerable citizens.

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    Resources: American Hotel and Lodging Association training materials, available training modules, Qualtricks, as well as gather useful training resources and materials. I will evaluate the methods and effectiveness of the current training; I will contact current hotel professionals for opinions on the usefulness and real

  9. Army Energy and Water Reporting System Assessment

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    Deprez, Peggy C.; Giardinelli, Michael J.; Burke, John S.; Connell, Linda M.

    2011-09-01

    There are many areas of desired improvement for the Army Energy and Water Reporting System. The purpose of system is to serve as a data repository for collecting information from energy managers, which is then compiled into an annual energy report. This document summarizes reported shortcomings of the system and provides several alternative approaches for improving application usability and adding functionality. The U.S. Army has been using Army Energy and Water Reporting System (AEWRS) for many years to collect and compile energy data from installations for facilitating compliance with Federal and Department of Defense energy management program reporting requirements. In this analysis, staff from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that substantial opportunities exist to expand AEWRS functions to better assist the Army to effectively manage energy programs. Army leadership must decide if it wants to invest in expanding AEWRS capabilities as a web-based, enterprise-wide tool for improving the Army Energy and Water Management Program or simply maintaining a bottom-up reporting tool. This report looks at both improving system functionality from an operational perspective and increasing user-friendliness, but also as a tool for potential improvements to increase program effectiveness. The authors of this report recommend focusing on making the system easier for energy managers to input accurate data as the top priority for improving AEWRS. The next major focus of improvement would be improved reporting. The AEWRS user interface is dated and not user friendly, and a new system is recommended. While there are relatively minor improvements that could be made to the existing system to make it easier to use, significant improvements will be achieved with a user-friendly interface, new architecture, and a design that permits scalability and reliability. An expanded data set would naturally have need of additional requirements gathering and a focus on integrating with other existing data sources, thus minimizing manually entered data.

  10. New vision solar system mission study. Final report

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    Mondt, J.F.; Zubrin, R.M.

    1996-03-01

    The vision for the future of the planetary exploration program includes the capability to deliver {open_quotes}constellations{close_quotes} or {open_quotes}fleets{close_quotes} of microspacecraft to a planetary destination. These fleets will act in a coordinated manner to gather science data from a variety of locations on or around the target body, thus providing detailed, global coverage without requiring development of a single large, complex and costly spacecraft. Such constellations of spacecraft, coupled with advanced information processing and visualization techniques and high-rate communications, could provide the basis for development of a {open_quotes}virtual{close_quotes} {open_quotes}presence{close_quotes} in the solar system. A goal could be the near real-time delivery of planetary images and video to a wide variety of users in the general public and the science community. This will be a major step in making the solar system accessible to the public and will help make solar system exploration a part of the human experience on Earth.

  11. Cutting tool form compensaton system and method

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    Barkman, William E. (Oak Ridge, TN); Babelay, Jr., Edwin F. (Knoxville, TN); Klages, Edward J. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1993-01-01

    A compensation system for a computer-controlled machining apparatus having a controller and including a cutting tool and a workpiece holder which are movable relative to one another along a preprogrammed path during a machining operation utilizes a camera and a vision computer for gathering information at a preselected stage of a machining operation relating to the actual shape and size of the cutting edge of the cutting tool and for altering the preprogrammed path in accordance with detected variations between the actual size and shape of the cutting edge and an assumed size and shape of the cutting edge. The camera obtains an image of the cutting tool against a background so that the cutting tool and background possess contrasting light intensities, and the vision computer utilizes the contrasting light intensities of the image to locate points therein which correspond to points along the actual cutting edge. Following a series of computations involving the determining of a tool center from the points identified along the tool edge, the results of the computations are fed to the controller where the preprogrammed path is altered as aforedescribed.

  12. Cutting tool form compensation system and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Barkman, W.E.; Babelay, E.F. Jr.; Klages, E.J.

    1993-10-19

    A compensation system for a computer-controlled machining apparatus having a controller and including a cutting tool and a workpiece holder which are movable relative to one another along a preprogrammed path during a machining operation utilizes a camera and a vision computer for gathering information at a preselected stage of a machining operation relating to the actual shape and size of the cutting edge of the cutting tool and for altering the preprogrammed path in accordance with detected variations between the actual size and shape of the cutting edge and an assumed size and shape of the cutting edge. The camera obtains an image of the cutting tool against a background so that the cutting tool and background possess contrasting light intensities, and the vision computer utilizes the contrasting light intensities of the image to locate points therein which correspond to points along the actual cutting edge. Following a series of computations involving the determining of a tool center from the points identified along the tool edge, the results of the computations are fed to the controller where the preprogrammed path is altered as aforedescribed. 9 figures.

  13. Quality assurance and reliability sub-committee W88-0/Mk5 weapon assessment NSA lab test results (u)

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    Whitney, Earl M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-11-29

    The purpose of this report is to gather appropriate level of relevant stockpile surveillance data to assess trends in the NEP quality, reliability, performance, and safety over the life of the system. The objectives are to gather relevant stockpile data to assess NEP quality and trends and to develop metrics to assess the suitability of the surveillance sampling regime to meet assessment process requirements.

  14. Parameters affecting nitrogen oxides in a Coal-Fired Flow Facility system

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    Lu, Xiaoliang

    1996-03-01

    The unusually high temperature in the primary combustor of the Coal-Fired Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) power generation system causes much higher nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) to be produced than in a conventional coal fired generation system. In order to lower the NO{sub x} concentration to an acceptable level, it is important to know how parameters of the MM power generation system affect the NO{sub x} concentration. This thesis investigates those effects in the Coal-Fired Flow Facility (CFFF) at the University of Tennessee Space Institute under the contract of US Department Of Energy (DOE). With thermodynamic and kinetic computer codes, the theoretical studies were carried out on the parameters of the CFFF system. The results gathered from the computer codes were analyzed and compared with the experimental data collected during the LMF5J test. The thermodynamic and kinetic codes together modeled the NO.{sub x} behavior with reasonable accuracy while some inconsistencies happened at the secondary combustor inlet.

  15. A data acquisition system for longitudinal beam properties in a rapid cycling synchrotron

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    Steimel, J.; Tan, C.Y.; /Fermilab

    2011-03-01

    A longitudinal beam properties, data acquisition system has been commissioned to operate in the Fermilab booster ring. This system captures real time information including beam synchronous phase, bunch length, and coupled bunch instability amplitudes as the beam is accelerated from 400 MeV to 8 GeV in 33 ms. The system uses an off-the-shelf Tektronix oscilloscope running Labview software and a synchronous pulse generator. This paper describes the hardware configuration and the software configuration used to optimize the data processing rate. The Fermilab Booster is currently pushed to its intensity limit due to the high demand from different experiments for protons. This will continue into the era of the intensity frontier. While intensity is the most critical parameter, emittance must be controlled as well. Longitudinal emittance is an important parameter for optimizing the slip stacking process in the Main Injector. Longitudinal instabilities can spoil the emittance, so it is important to monitor bunch lengths and bunch phase oscillations in the Booster. The Booster presents a special challenge when it comes to measuring beam properties. The acceleration ramp is short (33ms), and the RF frequency varies from 38-52.8 MHz. Standard instrumentation like spectrum analyzers and network analyzers cannot effectively measure beam properties, because they cannot track the changing frequencies. Early instrumentation involved a series of tracking oscillators, mixers, and diode detectors that would require vigilant calibration. There was a demand for a more robust means of gathering beam parameters.

  16. Report for slot cutter proof-of-principle test, Buried Waste Containment System project. Revision 1

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    NONE

    1998-05-21

    Several million cubic feet of hazardous and radioactive waste was buried in shallow pits and trenches within many US Department of Energy (US DOE) sites. The pits and trenches were constructed similarly to municipal landfills with both stacked and random dump waste forms such as barrels and boxes. Many of the hazardous materials in these waste sites are migrating into groundwater systems through plumes and leaching. On-site containment is one of the options being considered for prevention of waste migration. This report describes the results of a proof-of-principle test conducted to demonstrate technology for containing waste. This proof-of-principle test, conducted at the RAHCO International, Inc., facility in the summer of 1997, evaluated equipment techniques for cutting a horizontal slot beneath an existing waste site. The slot would theoretically be used by complementary equipment designed to place a cement barrier under the waste. The technology evaluated consisted of a slot cutting mechanism, muck handling system, thrust system, and instrumentation. Data were gathered and analyzed to evaluate the performance parameters.

  17. Cyber-Physical System Security With Deceptive Virtual Hosts for Industrial Control Networks

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    Vollmer, Todd; Manic, Milos

    2014-05-01

    A challenge facing industrial control network administrators is protecting the typically large number of connected assets for which they are responsible. These cyber devices may be tightly coupled with the physical processes they control and human induced failures risk dire real-world consequences. Dynamic virtual honeypots are effective tools for observing and attracting network intruder activity. This paper presents a design and implementation for self-configuring honeypots that passively examine control system network traffic and actively adapt to the observed environment. In contrast to prior work in the field, six tools were analyzed for suitability of network entity information gathering. Ettercap, an established network security tool not commonly used in this capacity, outperformed the other tools and was chosen for implementation. Utilizing Ettercap XML output, a novel four-step algorithm was developed for autonomous creation and update of a Honeyd configuration. This algorithm was tested on an existing small campus grid and sensor network by execution of a collaborative usage scenario. Automatically created virtual hosts were deployed in concert with an anomaly behavior (AB) system in an attack scenario. Virtual hosts were automatically configured with unique emulated network stack behaviors for 92% of the targeted devices. The AB system alerted on 100% of the monitored emulated devices.

  18. Results of Inspections of Operation of the ORNL Mock Feed/Withdrawal System

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    White-Horton, Jessica L; Laughter, Mark D; Krichinsky, Alan M

    2010-01-01

    Remote monitoring of process activities is one tool under consideration by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to handle increasing demands for conducting verification inspections at safeguarded facilities. The ability for the IAEA to continuously monitor feed and withdrawal (F&W) station operations (e.g., load cells and other process attributes) would provide independent verification of normal plant operations, supply data that would make safeguards more effective and efficient, and enable information-driven inspections. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have assembled a mock UF6 F&W system using water in lieu of UF6 to test the feasibility of advanced process monitoring systems and concepts (such as remote monitoring) for safeguards. One use of the F&W mockup involves exploring how a safeguards inspector would interact with the data and use it to perform onsite inspections more effectively, so the researchers divided staff into two groups: operators and inspectors. This paper will discuss this process and the promising results of the inspections that have been performed at the mock facility to verify operator declarations and detect material diversion. This paper also will present the intuitive and user-friendly graphic interface researchers used to analyze the information. Although the data gathered previously came from a computer local to the F&W system, future work will include remote transmission and analysis of the data.

  19. Cyber-Physical System Security With Deceptive Virtual Hosts for Industrial Control Networks

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    Vollmer, Todd; Manic, Milos

    2014-05-01

    A challenge facing industrial control network administrators is protecting the typically large number of connected assets for which they are responsible. These cyber devices may be tightly coupled with the physical processes they control and human induced failures risk dire real-world consequences. Dynamic virtual honeypots are effective tools for observing and attracting network intruder activity. This paper presents a design and implementation for self-configuring honeypots that passively examine control system network traffic and actively adapt to the observed environment. In contrast to prior work in the field, six tools were analyzed for suitability of network entity information gathering. Ettercap, anmore »established network security tool not commonly used in this capacity, outperformed the other tools and was chosen for implementation. Utilizing Ettercap XML output, a novel four-step algorithm was developed for autonomous creation and update of a Honeyd configuration. This algorithm was tested on an existing small campus grid and sensor network by execution of a collaborative usage scenario. Automatically created virtual hosts were deployed in concert with an anomaly behavior (AB) system in an attack scenario. Virtual hosts were automatically configured with unique emulated network stack behaviors for 92% of the targeted devices. The AB system alerted on 100% of the monitored emulated devices.« less

  20. Transient fluid and heat flow modeling in coupled wellbore/reservoir systems 

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    Izgec, Bulent

    2009-05-15

    , asphaltene and timing of chemical injection, translating pressure-transient data when gathered above the perforations, production rate estimation by just using wellhead temperatures, and prediction of annular pressure buildup occurring in most subsea... for subsea completed wells. Pressure from fluid expansion is a natural occurrence in all wells. An explanation for the cause and effect of this type of pressure in addition to the cause and effect of pressure from external sources are examined. 8...

  1. Musicians 

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    Unknown

    2011-09-05

    New methodologies intended to facilitate system level design and optimization are developed. Specifically, these methodologies allow: (1) development of system level models for the purpose of gathering statistical data on the performance of large...

  2. New methodologies for top-down statistical modeling and optimization of integrated circuits 

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    Alexander, Daniel D.

    1996-01-01

    New methodologies intended to facilitate system level design and optimization are developed. Specifically, these methodologies allow: (1) development of system level models for the purpose of gathering statistical data on the performance of large...

  3. Statistical Characterization of School Bus Drive Cycles Collected via Onboard Logging Systems

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    Duran, A.; Walkowicz, K.

    2013-10-01

    In an effort to characterize the dynamics typical of school bus operation, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers set out to gather in-use duty cycle data from school bus fleets operating across the country. Employing a combination of Isaac Instruments GPS/CAN data loggers in conjunction with existing onboard telemetric systems resulted in the capture of operating information for more than 200 individual vehicles in three geographically unique domestic locations. In total, over 1,500 individual operational route shifts from Washington, New York, and Colorado were collected. Upon completing the collection of in-use field data using either NREL-installed data acquisition devices or existing onboard telemetry systems, large-scale duty-cycle statistical analyses were performed to examine underlying vehicle dynamics trends within the data and to explore vehicle operation variations between fleet locations. Based on the results of these analyses, high, low, and average vehicle dynamics requirements were determined, resulting in the selection of representative standard chassis dynamometer test cycles for each condition. In this paper, the methodology and accompanying results of the large-scale duty-cycle statistical analysis are presented, including graphical and tabular representations of a number of relationships between key duty-cycle metrics observed within the larger data set. In addition to presenting the results of this analysis, conclusions are drawn and presented regarding potential applications of advanced vehicle technology as it relates specifically to school buses.

  4. The application of Plant Reliability Data Information System (PRINS) to CANDU reactor

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    Hwang, S. W.; Lim, Y. H.; Park, H. C.

    2012-07-01

    As risk-informed applications (RIAs) are actively implanted in the nuclear industry, an issue associated with technical adequacy of Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) arises in its modeling and data sourcing. In Korea, PSA for all Korean NPPs has been completed and KHNP(Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Plant Company) developed the database called the Plant Reliability Data Information System (PRinS). It has several characteristics that distinguish it from other database system such as NPRDs (INPO,1994), PRIS (IAEA), and SRDF (EdF). This database has the function of systematic data management such as automatic data-gathering, periodic data deposition and updating, statistical analysis including Bayesian method, and trend analysis of failure rate or unavailability. In recent PSA for CANDU reactor, the component failure data of EPRI ALWR URD and Component Reliability Database were preferentially used as generic data set. The error factor for most component failure data was estimated by using the information NUREG/CR-4550 and NUREG/CR-4639. Also, annual trend analysis was performed for the functional losses of components using the statistical analysis and chart module of PRinS. Furthermore, the database has been updated regularly and maintained as a living program to reflect the current status. This paper presents the failure data analysis using PRinS which provides Bayesian analysis on main components in the CANDU reactor. (authors)

  5. State Geological Survey Contributions to the National Geothermal Data System- Final Technical Report

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    Allison, M. Lee; Richard, Stephen M.

    2015-03-13

    The State Geological Survey Contributions to the National Geothermal Data System project is built on the work of the project managed by Boise State University to design and build the National Geothermal Data System, by deploying it nationwide and populating it with data principally from State Geological Surveys through collaboration with the Association of American State Geologists (AASG). This project subsequently incorporated the results of the design-build and other DOE-funded projects in support of the NGDS. The NGDS (www.geothermaldata.org) provides free open access to millions of data records, images, maps, and reports, sharing relevant geoscience, production, and land use data in 30+ categories to propel geothermal development and production in the U.S. NGDS currently serves information gathered from hundreds of the U.S. Department of Energy sponsored development and research projects and geologic data feeds from 60+ data providers throughout all 50 states. These data are relevant to geothermal energy exploration and development, but also have broad applicability in other areas including natural resources (e.g., energy, minerals, water), natural hazards, and land use and management.

  6. 2010 CORRELATED ELECTRON SYSTEMS GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE, JUNE 13-18, 2010 For

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    Dmitri Basov

    2010-06-18

    The 2010 Gordon Conference on Correlated Electron Systems will present cutting-edge research on emergent properties arising from strong electronic correlations. The Conference will feature a wide range of topics, such as the role of topology in condensed matter systems, quantum Hall interferometry and non-Abelian statistics, quantum criticality, metal-insulator transition, quantum effects in conductivity, Dirac quasiparticles, and superconductivity in cuprates and pnictides. In addition, we are reserving two sessions for new developments in this field that may arise in the coming year. The Conference will bring together a collection of investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. We intend to have talks by established leaders in the field and also by young researchers who have made seminal contributions to various aspects of correlated electron physics, The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.

  7. Induced seismicity associated with enhanced geothermal system

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    Majer, Ernest; Majer, Ernest L.; Baria, Roy; Stark, Mitch; Oates, Stephen; Bommer, Julian; Smith, Bill; Asanuma, Hiroshi

    2006-09-26

    Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) offer the potential to significantly add to the world energy inventory. As with any development of new technology, some aspects of the technology has been accepted by the general public, but some have not yet been accepted and await further clarification before such acceptance is possible. One of the issues associated with EGS is the role of microseismicity during the creation of the underground reservoir and the subsequent extraction of the energy. The primary objectives of this white paper are to present an up-to-date review of the state of knowledge about induced seismicity during the creation and operation of enhanced geothermal systems, and to point out the gaps in knowledge that if addressed will allow an improved understanding of the mechanisms generating the events as well as serve as a basis to develop successful protocols for monitoring and addressing community issues associated with such induced seismicity. The information was collected though literature searches as well as convening three workshops to gather information from a wide audience. Although microseismicity has been associated with the development of production and injection operations in a variety of geothermal regions, there have been no or few adverse physical effects on the operations or on surrounding communities. Still, there is public concern over the possible amount and magnitude of the seismicity associated with current and future EGS operations. It is pointed out that microseismicity has been successfully dealt with in a variety of non-geothermal as well as geothermal environments. Several case histories are also presented to illustrate a variety of technical and public acceptance issues. It is concluded that EGS Induced seismicity need not pose any threat to the development of geothermal resources if community issues are properly handled. In fact, induced seismicity provides benefits because it can be used as a monitoring tool to understand the effectiveness of the EGS operations and shed light on the mechanics of the reservoir.

  8. Energy Savings Potential of Flexible and Adaptive HVAC Distribution Systems for Office Buildings

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    Loftness, Vivian; Brahme, Rohini; Mondazzi, Michelle; Vineyard, Edward; MacDonald, Michael

    2002-06-01

    It has been understood by architects and engineers that office buildings with easily re-configurable space and flexible mechanical and electrical systems are able to provide comfort that increases worker productivity while using less energy. Raised floors are an example of how fresh air, thermal conditioning, lighting needs, and network access can be delivered in a flexible manner that is not ''embedded'' within the structure. What are not yet documented is how well these systems perform and how much energy they can save. This area is being investigated in phased projects of the 21st Century Research Program of the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute. For the initial project, research teams at the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, documented the diversity, performance, and incidence of flexible and adaptive HVAC systems. Information was gathered worldwide from journal and conference articles, case studies, manufactured products and assemblies, and interviews with design professionals. Their report thoroughly describes the variety of system types along with the various design alternatives observed for plenums, diffusers, individual control, and system integration. Many of the systems are illustrated in the report and the authors provide quantitative and qualitative comparisons. Among conclusions regarding key design issues, and barriers to widespread adoption, the authors state that flexible and adaptive HVAC systems, such as underfloor air, perform as well if not better than ceiling-based systems. Leading engineers have become active proponents after their first experience, which is resulting in these flexible and adaptive HVAC systems approaching 10 percent of the new construction market. To encourage adoption of this technology that improves thermal comfort and indoor air quality, follow-on work is required to further document performance. Architects, professional engineers, and commercial real estate developers will benefit from the availability of information that quantifies energy savings, first cost construction differences, and additional operating costs created when office space must be reconfigured to accommodate new tenants.

  9. A manual of recommended practices for hydrogen energy systems

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    Hoagland, W.; Leach, S.

    1997-12-31

    Technologies for the production, distribution, and use of hydrogen are rapidly maturing and the number and size of demonstration programs designed to showcase emerging hydrogen energy systems is expanding. The success of these programs is key to hydrogen commercialization. Currently there is no comprehensive set of widely-accepted codes or standards covering the installation and operation of hydrogen energy systems. This lack of codes or standards is a major obstacle to future hydrogen demonstrations in obtaining the requisite licenses, permits, insurance, and public acceptance. In a project begun in late 1996 to address this problem, W. Hoagland and Associates has been developing a Manual of Recommended Practices for Hydrogen Systems intended to serve as an interim document for the design and operation of hydrogen demonstration projects. It will also serve as a starting point for some of the needed standard-setting processes. The Manual will include design guidelines for hydrogen procedures, case studies of experience at existing hydrogen demonstration projects, a bibliography of information sources, and a compilation of suppliers of hydrogen equipment and hardware. Following extensive professional review, final publication will occur later in 1997. The primary goal is to develop a draft document in the shortest possible time frame. To accomplish this, the input and guidance of technology developers, industrial organizations, government R and D and regulatory organizations and others will be sought to define the organization and content of the draft Manual, gather and evaluate available information, develop a draft document, coordinate reviews and revisions, and develop recommendations for publication, distribution, and update of the final document. The workshop, Development of a Manual of Recommended Practices for Hydrogen Energy Systems, conducted on March 11, 1997 in Alexandria, Virginia, was a first step.

  10. 3rd Annual Earth System Grid Federation and 3rd Annual Earth System Grid Federation and Ultrascale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools Face-to-Face Meeting Report December 2013

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    Williams, Dean N.

    2014-02-21

    The climate and weather data science community gathered December 3–5, 2013, at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in Livermore, California, for the third annual Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) and Ultra-scale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools (UV-CDAT) Face-to-Face (F2F) Meeting, which was hosted by the Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the European Infrastructure for the European Network of Earth System Modelling, and the Australian Department of Education. Both ESGF and UV-CDAT are global collaborations designed to develop a new generation of open-source software infrastructure that provides distributed access and analysis to observed and simulated data from the climate and weather communities. The tools and infrastructure developed under these international multi-agency collaborations are critical to understanding extreme weather conditions and long-term climate change, while the F2F meetings help to build a stronger climate and weather data science community and stronger federated software infrastructure. The 2013 F2F meeting determined requirements for existing and impending national and international community projects; enhancements needed for data distribution, analysis, and visualization infrastructure; and standards and resources needed for better collaborations.

  11. Mode Initialization for On-line Estimation of Power System Electromechanical Modes

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    Zhou, Ning; Trudnowski, Daniel; Pierre, John W.

    2009-03-18

    Measurement-based mode estimation methods are utilized to estimate electromechanical modes of a power system using phasor measurement units (PMU) data. These methods need to extract a certain amount of information before they can give useable mode estimation. Traditionally, the information is gathered solely from measurement data. Priori mode information from other resources (e.g. model eigenvalue analysis, engineering knowledge) are not fully utilized. For real time application, this means that mode estimation takes time to converge. By adding a mode regularization term in the objective function, this paper proposes a mode initialization method to include priori mode information in a regularized robust recursive least squares (R3LS) algorithm for on-line mode estimation. The proposed method is tested using a simple model, a 17 machine model and is shown to be able to shorten the convergence period of the R3LS algorithm. The proposed method is also applied on the measurement data recorded right before a major power outage in the western North American Grid on August 10th 1996 to show its potential applica-tion in detecting an approaching small signal stability problem.

  12. Temporal pattern recognition in multiparameter ICU data

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    Saeed, Mohammed

    2007-01-01

    Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients are physiologically fragile and require vigilant monitoring and support. The myriad of data gathered from biosensors and clinical information systems has created a challenge for clinicians ...

  13. URBAN RUNOFF QUANTIFICATION AND CONTAMINANTS LOADING IN THE FRASER BASIN AND BURRARD INLET

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    quantification gathered from all these sources will eventually be linked on one Geographic Information System sites and airborne sources are to be quantified under this program. Information on contaminant

  14. Sensor planning for novel view generation by camera networks

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    Barabas, James

    2006-01-01

    This document describes a system for generating novel views of an indoor visual scene by gathering successive 2D images from a set of independent networked robotic cameras. Specifically, the robotic cameras work to seek ...

  15. J Med Syst (2013) 37:9957 DOI 10.1007/s10916-013-9957-0

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    2013-01-01

    - efficient management of sensor information gathering and processing. Mobile health monitoring with the focus monitoring sys- tem whose layer in the system corresponds to decomposed subproblems, and interfaces between monitoring · Energy optimization · Parallel offloading · Mobile cloud computing Introduction Many successful

  16. 116/02/2005 Assessing the changes in safety

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    be operated, and · The identification of vulnerable locations where modifications to a system may be required gathered in this area is essential for land use planning, the classification of hazardous areas

  17. Beyond the Feed and Board: Holistic Principles for Expressive Web Curation 

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    Lupfer, Nicholas

    2014-12-02

    We develop holistic principles for expressive web curation through the iterative design and study of a new medium and system, IdeaMâché. Web curation is the process of gathering and assembling content into online exhibits. The linear organization...

  18. A COMPREHENSIVE TECHNICAL REVIEW OF THE DEMONSTRATION BULK VITRIFICATION SYSTEM

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    SCHAUS, P.S.

    2006-09-29

    In May 2006, CH2M Hill Hanford Group, Inc. chartered an Expert Review Panel (ERP) to review the current status of the Demonstration Bulk Vitrification System (DBVS). It is the consensus of the ERP that bulk vitrification is a technology that requires further development and evaluation to determine its potential for meeting the Hanford waste stabilization mission. No fatal flaws (issues that would jeopardize the overall DBVS mission that cannot be mitigated) were found, given the current state of the project. However, a number of technical issues were found that could significantly affect the project's ability to meet its overall mission as stated in the project ''Justification of Mission Need'' document, if not satisfactorily resolved. The ERP recognizes that the project has changed from an accelerated schedule demonstration project to a formally chartered project that must be in full compliance with DOE 413.3 requirements. The perspective of the ERP presented herein, is measured against the formally chartered project as stated in the approved Justification of Mission Need document. A justification of Mission Need document was approved in July 2006 which defined the objectives for the DBVS Project. In this document, DOE concluded that bulk vitrification is a viable technology that requires additional development to determine its potential applicability to treatment of a portion of the Hanford low activity waste. The DBVS mission need statement now includes the following primary objectives: (1) process approximately 190,000 gallons of Tank S-109 waste into fifty 100 metric ton boxes of vitrified product; (2) store and dispose of these boxes at Hanford's Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF); (3) evaluate the waste form characteristics; (4) gather pilot plant operability data, and (5) develop the overall life cycle system performance of bulk vitrification and produce a comparison of the bulk vitrification process to building a second LAW Immobilization facility or other supplemental treatment alternatives as provided in M-62-08.

  19. Offshore Resource Assessment and Design Conditions: A Data Requirements and Gaps Analysis for Offshore Renewable Energy Systems

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    Elliott, Dennis; Frame, Caitlin; Gill, Carrie; Hanson, Howard; Moriarty, Patrick; Powell, Mark; Shaw, William J.; Wilczak, Jim; Wynne, Jason

    2012-03-01

    The offshore renewable energy industry requires accurate meteorological and oceanographic (“metocean”) data for evaluating the energy potential, economic viability, and engineering requirements of offshore renewable energy projects. It is generally recognized that currently available metocean data, instrumentation, and models are not adequate to meet all of the stakeholder needs on a national scale. Conducting wind and wave resource assessments and establishing load design conditions requires both interagency collaboration as well as valuable input from experts in industry and academia. Under the Department of Energy and Department of Interior Memorandum of Understanding, the Resource Assessment and Design Condition initiative supports collaborative national efforts by adding to core atmospheric and marine science knowledge relevant to offshore energy development. Such efforts include a more thorough understanding and data collection of key metocean phenomena such as wind velocity and shear; low-level jets; ocean, tidal, and current velocities; wave characteristics; geotechnical data relating to surface and subsurface characteristics; seasonal and diurnal variations; and the interaction among these conditions. Figure 1 presents a graphical representation of some metocean phenomena that can impact offshore energy systems. This document outlines the metocean observations currently available; those that are not available; and those that require additional temporal-spatial coverage, resolution, or processing for offshore energy in an effort to gather agreed-upon, needed observations.

  20. Adaptive observation with vehicle dynamics

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    Zhang, David Da

    2011-01-01

    at (a) An environmental-sensor equipped UAV (b) Smoke plumerepresenting airborne (c) UAV gathering environmental

  1. More Than Just the "Loser Cruiser"?: An Ethnographic Study of the Social Life on Buses

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    Fink, Camille

    2012-01-01

    energy closely watching people, gathering fieldnotes, and contending with the everyday challenges of this public space.

  2. Using Argumentation Strategies in Automated Argument Ingrid Zukerman, Richard McConachy and Kevin B. Korb

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    - vant to an argument, while the information gathered early in the content planning process determines

  3. New Facility to Shed Light on Offshore Wind Resource (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2013-05-01

    Chesapeake Light Tower facility will gather key data for unlocking the nation's vast offshore wind resource.

  4. Petroleum Technology (AS) Curriculum Guide Student Name: PS#

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    Jiang, Huiqiang

    PET 0201 Petroleum & Natural Gas Chemistry PET 0203 Oil & Gas Gathering & Transportation PET 0204 Well

  5. Copyright 2004, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc. This paper was prepared for presentation at the SPE Formation Damage Conference held in

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    , and societal benefits afforded by the process and provides a roadmap to gather quantifiable information

  6. A continuous climatic impact on Holocene human population in the Rocky Mountains

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    | demography | hunter-gatherers | paleoecology Many cultural changes have been linked to climate change, from

  7. A Turning Point for Planning Theory?: Overcoming Dividing Discourses

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    Innes, Judith

    2013-01-01

    in planning. Such citizen-science collaborations reflectsof citizens in the gathering and interpretation of science

  8. Disposal systems evaluations and tool development : Engineered Barrier System (EBS) evaluation.

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    Rutqvist, Jonny; Liu, Hui-Hai; Steefel, Carl I.; Serrano de Caro, M. A.; Caporuscio, Florie Andre; Birkholzer, Jens T.; Blink, James A.; Sutton, Mark A.; Xu, Hongwu; Buscheck, Thomas A.; Levy, Schon S.; Tsang, Chin-Fu; Sonnenthal, Eric; Halsey, William G.; Jove-Colon, Carlos F.; Wolery, Thomas J.

    2011-01-01

    Key components of the nuclear fuel cycle are short-term storage and long-term disposal of nuclear waste. The latter encompasses the immobilization of used nuclear fuel (UNF) and radioactive waste streams generated by various phases of the nuclear fuel cycle, and the safe and permanent disposition of these waste forms in geological repository environments. The engineered barrier system (EBS) plays a very important role in the long-term isolation of nuclear waste in geological repository environments. EBS concepts and their interactions with the natural barrier are inherently important to the long-term performance assessment of the safety case where nuclear waste disposition needs to be evaluated for time periods of up to one million years. Making the safety case needed in the decision-making process for the recommendation and the eventual embracement of a disposal system concept requires a multi-faceted integration of knowledge and evidence-gathering to demonstrate the required confidence level in a deep geological disposal site and to evaluate long-term repository performance. The focus of this report is the following: (1) Evaluation of EBS in long-term disposal systems in deep geologic environments with emphasis on the multi-barrier concept; (2) Evaluation of key parameters in the characterization of EBS performance; (3) Identification of key knowledge gaps and uncertainties; and (4) Evaluation of tools and modeling approaches for EBS processes and performance. The above topics will be evaluated through the analysis of the following: (1) Overview of EBS concepts for various NW disposal systems; (2) Natural and man-made analogs, room chemistry, hydrochemistry of deep subsurface environments, and EBS material stability in near-field environments; (3) Reactive Transport and Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC) processes in EBS; and (4) Thermal analysis toolkit, metallic barrier degradation mode survey, and development of a Disposal Systems Evaluation Framework (DSEF). This report will focus on the multi-barrier concept of EBS and variants of this type which in essence is the most adopted concept by various repository programs. Empasis is given mainly to the evaluation of EBS materials and processes through the analysis of published studies in the scientific literature of past and existing repository research programs. Tool evaluations are also emphasized, particularly on THCM processes and chemical equilibria. Although being an increasingly important aspect of NW disposition, short-term or interim storage of NW will be briefly discussed but not to the extent of the EBS issues relevant to disposal systems in deep geologic environments. Interim storage will be discussed in the report Evaluation of Storage Concepts FY10 Final Report (Weiner et al. 2010).

  9. Assessment of effectiveness of geologic isolation systems. A conceptual simulation model for release scenario analysis of a hypothetical site in Columbia Plateau Basalts

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    Stottlemyre, J.A.; Petrie, G.M.; Benson, G.L.; Zellmer, J.T.

    1981-01-01

    This report is a status report for an evolving methodology for release scenario development for underground nuclear waste repositories. As such, it is intended for use as a reference point and a preliminary description of an evolving geoscience methodology. When completed this methodology will be used as a tool in developing disruptive release scenarios for analyzing the long-term safety of geological nuclear waste repositories. While a basalt environment is used as an example, this report is not intended to reflect an actual site safety assessment for a repository in a media. It is rather intended to present a methodology system framework and to provide discussions of the geological phenomena and parameters that must be addressed in order to develop a methodology for potential release scenarios. It is also important to note that the phenomena, their interrelationships, and their relative importance along with the overall current structure of the model will change as new geological information is gathered through additional peer review, geotechnical input, site specific field work, and related research efforts.

  10. POWER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT FACILITY

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    Unknown

    2002-05-01

    This report discusses test campaign GCT3 of the Halliburton KBR transport reactor train with a Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation (Siemens Westinghouse) particle filter system at the Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF) located in Wilsonville, Alabama. The transport reactor is an advanced circulating fluidized-bed reactor designed to operate as either a combustor or a gasifier using one of two possible particulate control devices (PCDs). The transport reactor was operated as a pressurized gasifier during GCT3. GCT3 was planned as a 250-hour test run to commission the loop seal and continue the characterization of the limits of operational parameter variations using a blend of several Powder River Basin coals and Bucyrus limestone from Ohio. The primary test objectives were: (1) Loop Seal Commissioning--Evaluate the operational stability of the loop seal with sand and limestone as a bed material at different solids circulation rates and establish a maximum solids circulation rate through the loop seal with the inert bed. (2) Loop Seal Operations--Evaluate the loop seal operational stability during coal feed operations and establish maximum solids circulation rate. Secondary objectives included the continuation of reactor characterization, including: (1) Operational Stability--Characterize the reactor loop and PCD operations with short-term tests by varying coal feed, air/coal ratio, riser velocity, solids circulation rate, system pressure, and air distribution. (2) Reactor Operations--Study the devolatilization and tar cracking effects from transient conditions during transition from start-up burner to coal. Evaluate the effect of process operations on heat release, heat transfer, and accelerated fuel particle heat-up rates. Study the effect of changes in reactor conditions on transient temperature profiles, pressure balance, and product gas composition. (3) Effects of Reactor Conditions on Syngas Composition--Evaluate the effect of air distribution, steam/coal ratio, solids circulation rate, and reactor temperature on CO/CO{sub 2} ratio, H{sub 2}/converted carbon ratio, gasification rates, carbon conversion, and cold and hot gas efficiencies. Test run GCT3 was started on December 1, 2000, with the startup of the thermal oxidizer fan, and was completed on February 1, 2001. This test was conducted in two parts; the loop seal was commissioned during the first part of this test run from December 1 through 15, which consisted of hot inert solids circulation testing. These initial tests provided preliminary data necessary to understand different parameters associated with the operation and performance of the loop seal. The loop seal was tested with coal feed during the second part of the test run and additional data was gathered to analyze reactor operations and to identify necessary modifications to improve equipment and process performance. In the second part of GCT3, the gasification portion of the test, from January 20 to February 1, 2001, the mixing zone and riser temperatures were varied between 1,675 and 1,825 F at pressures ranging from 200 to 240 psig. There were 306 hours of solid circulation and 184 hours of coal feed attained in GCT3.

  11. Highly lead-loaded red plastic scintillators as an X-ray imaging system for the Laser Mega Joule

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    Hamel, M.; Normand, S.; Turk, G.; Darbon, S.

    2011-07-01

    The scope of this project intends to record spatially resolved images of core shape and size of a DT micro-balloon during Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) experiments at Laser Mega Joule facility (LMJ). We need to develop an X-ray imaging system which can operate in the radiative background generated by an ignition shot of ICF. The scintillator is a part of the imaging system and has to gather a compromise of scintillating properties (scintillating efficiency, decay time, emission wavelength) so as to both operate in the hard radiative environment and to allow the acquisition of spatially resolved images. Inorganic scintillators cannot be used because no compromise can be found regarding the expected scintillating properties, most of them are not fast enough and emit blue light. Organic scintillators are generally fast, but present low X-ray absorption in the 10 to 40 keV range, that does not permit the acquisition of spatially resolved images. To this aim, we have developed highly lead-loaded and red-fluorescent fast plastic scintillators. Such a combination is not currently available via scintillator suppliers, since they propose only blue-fluorescent plastic scintillators doped with up to 12%w Pb. Thus, incorporation ratio up to 27%w Pb has been reached in our laboratory, which can afford a plastic scintillator with an outstanding Z{sub eff} close to 50. X-rays in the 10 to 40 keV range can thus be detected with a higher probability of photoelectric effect than for classic organic scintillators, such as NE102. The strong orange-red fluorescence can be filtered, so that we can eliminate residual Cerenkov light, generated by {gamma}-ray absorption in glass parts of the imaging system. Decay times of our scintillators evaluated under UV excitation were estimated to be in the range 10 to 13 ns. (authors)

  12. Web-based energy information systems for energy management and demand response in commercial buildings

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    Motegi, Naoya; Piette, Mary Ann; Kinney, Satkartar; Herter, Karen

    2003-04-18

    Energy Information Systems (EIS) for buildings are becoming widespread in the U.S., with more companies offering EIS products every year. As a result, customers are often overwhelmed by the quickly expanding portfolio of EIS feature and application options, which have not been clearly identified for consumers. The object of this report is to provide a technical overview of currently available EIS products. In particular, this report focuses on web-based EIS products for large commercial buildings, which allow data access and control capabilities over the Internet. EIS products combine software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems to collect, analyze and display building information to aid commercial building energy managers, facility managers, financial managers and electric utilities in reducing energy use and costs in buildings. Data types commonly processed by EIS include energy consumption data; building characteristics; building system data, such as heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) and lighting data; weather data; energy price signals; and energy demand-response event information. This project involved an extensive review of research and trade literature to understand the motivation for EIS technology development. This study also gathered information on currently commercialized EIS. This review is not an exhaustive analysis of all EIS products; rather, it is a technical framework and review of current products on the market. This report summarizes key features available in today's EIS, along with a categorization framework to understand the relationship between EIS, Energy Management and Control Systems (EMCSs), and similar technologies. Four EIS types are described: Basic Energy Information Systems (Basic-EIS); Demand Response Systems (DRS); Enterprise Energy Management (EEM); and Web-based Energy Management and Control Systems (Web-EMCS). Within the context of these four categories, the following characteristics of EIS are discussed: Metering and Connectivity; Visualization and Analysis Features; Demand Response Features; and Remote Control Features. This report also describes the following technologies and the potential benefits of incorporating them into future EIS products: Benchmarking; Load Shape Analysis; Fault Detection and Diagnostics; and Savings Analysis.

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

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

    2012-08-01

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

  14. GTRI Remote Monitoring System: Training and Operational Needs Assessment Analysis Report

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    Day, Debra E.; Fox, Sorcha

    2012-04-20

    The mission of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administrations (NNSA's) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) is to identify, secure, recover and facilitate the disposition of vulnerable nuclear and high-risk radioactive materials around the world that pose a threat to the United States and the international community. The GTRI's unique mission to reduce and protect vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials located at civilian sites worldwide directly addresses recommendations of the 9/11 Commission1, and is a vital part of the President's National Security Strategy and the Global Initiative. The GTRI Remote Monitoring System (RMS) is a standalone security system that includes radiation and tamper alarms, and CCTV; which can be transmitted securely over the Internet to multiple on-site and off-site locations. Through our experiences during installation of the system at 162 sites, plus feedback received from Alarm Response Training course participants, site input to project teams and analysis of trouble calls; indications were that current system training was lacking and inconsistent. A survey was undertaken to gather information from RMS users across the nation, to evaluate the current level of training and determine what if any improvements needed to be made. Additional questions were focused on the operation of the RMS software. The training survey was initially sent electronically to 245 users at the RMS sites and achieved a 37.6% return rate. Analysis of the resulting data revealed that 34.6% of the respondents had not received training or were unsure if they had, despite the fact that vendor engineers provide training at installation of the system. Any training received was referred to as minimal, and brief, not documented, and nothing in writing. 63.7% of respondents said they were either not at all prepared or only somewhat prepared to use the RMS software required to effectively operate the system. As a result of this analysis, a formal training curriculum will be designed and implemented to include several blended learning delivery options. This training will be piloted at RMS sites; initial training will become a required element of RMS installation and refresher training will be considered for sustainability of operations.

  15. Waste Information Management System-2012 - 12114

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    Upadhyay, H.; Quintero, W.; Shoffner, P.; Lagos, L.; Roelant, D. [Applied Research Center, Florida International University, 10555 West Flagler Street, Suite 2100, Miami, FL 33174 (United States)

    2012-07-01

    The Waste Information Management System (WIMS) -2012 was updated to support the Department of Energy (DOE) accelerated cleanup program. The schedule compression required close coordination and a comprehensive review and prioritization of the barriers that impeded treatment and disposition of the waste streams at each site. Many issues related to waste treatment and disposal were potential critical path issues under the accelerated schedule. In order to facilitate accelerated cleanup initiatives, waste managers at DOE field sites and at DOE Headquarters in Washington, D.C., needed timely waste forecast and transportation information regarding the volumes and types of radioactive waste that would be generated by DOE sites over the next 40 years. Each local DOE site historically collected, organized, and displayed waste forecast information in separate and unique systems. In order for interested parties to understand and view the complete DOE complex-wide picture, the radioactive waste and shipment information of each DOE site needed to be entered into a common application. The WIMS application was therefore created to serve as a common application to improve stakeholder comprehension and improve DOE radioactive waste treatment and disposal planning and scheduling. WIMS allows identification of total forecasted waste volumes, material classes, disposition sites, choke points, technological or regulatory barriers to treatment and disposal, along with forecasted waste transportation information by rail, truck and inter-modal shipments. The Applied Research Center (ARC) at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida, developed and deployed the web-based forecast and transportation system and is responsible for updating the radioactive waste forecast and transportation data on a regular basis to ensure the long-term viability and value of this system. WIMS continues to successfully accomplish the goals and objectives set forth by DOE for this project. It has replaced the historic process of each DOE site gathering, organizing, and reporting their waste forecast information utilizing different databases and display technologies. In addition, WIMS meets DOE's objective to have the complex-wide waste forecast and transportation information available to all stakeholders and the public in one easy-to-navigate system. The enhancements to WIMS made since its initial deployment include the addition of new DOE sites and facilities, an updated waste and transportation information, and the ability to easily display and print customized waste forecast, the disposition maps, GIS maps and transportation information. The system also allows users to customize and generate reports over the web. These reports can be exported to various formats, such as Adobe{sup R} PDF, Microsoft Excel{sup R}, and Microsoft Word{sup R} and downloaded to the user's computer. Future enhancements will include database/application migration to the next level. A new data import interface will be developed to integrate 2012-13 forecast waste streams. In addition, the application is updated on a continuous basis based on DOE feedback. (authors)

  16. Ecotoxicological test systems proceedings of a series of workshops

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    Hammons, A.S. (ed.)

    1981-06-01

    A series of six workshops was conducted by the Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to identify laboratory methods and data evaluation techniques for predicting the environmental effects of chemical substances. Methods were evaluated for their potential for standardization and for use in the ecological hazard and risk assessment processes under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The workshops addressed assessment and policy requirements of multispecies toxicology test procedures, mathematical models useful in hazard and risk assessments, and methods for measuring effects of chemicals on terrestrial and aquatic population interactions and ecosystem properties. The workshops were primarily used as a mechanism to gather information about research in progress. This information was part of the data base used to prepare a critical review of laboratory methods for ecological toxicology.

  17. A Semantic-based Workflow Choreography for Integrated Sensing and Processing 

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    Chen-Burger, Y-H; Lin, F-P

    Real-time automatic and continuous information gathering through EcoGrid offers an unique and immense opportunity for long term ecological monitoring and planning. However, the vast amount of raw data gathered must be ...

  18. Building America Webinar: Opportunities in Large Data Collection and Analysis

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    The webinar focused on specific Building America projects that are looking to gather and analyze large bodies of data on new and existing homes, and will feature opportunities for industry to collaborate with researchers to gather and analyze valuable data.

  19. FES Review 2013 Presentations

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    (low-high) | Date (high-low) | Source | Category ASCR Requirements Gathering March 19, 2013 | Author(s): David Goodwin, DOE ASCR | Download File: ASCR-Requirements-Gathering.pdf |...

  20. FES Review 2013 Presentations

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    ASCR Requirements Gathering March 19, 2013 | Author(s): David Goodwin, DOE ASCR | Download File: ASCR-Requirements-Gathering.pdf | pdf | 207 KB Centre for Simulation of Wave-Plasma...

  1. DRAFT March 1, 2002. PLEASE DO NOT CITE WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.

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    Wolf, Aaron

    , freshwater cooperation and conflict ABSTRACT The Geographic Information System (GIS) is an invaluable tool the use of Geographic Information Systems for gathering and analyzing spatial information to facilitate;3 INTRODUCTION With the improvement of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and advances in global

  2. Disk failures in the real world: What does an MTTF of 1,000,000 hours mean to you?

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    field-gathered disk replacement data from five systems in production use at three organizations, two. Acknowledgements: We thank the members and companies of the PDL Consortium (including APC, EMC, Equallogic, Hewlett the norm rather than the exception [5]. Large-scale IT systems, therefore, need better system design

  3. RCRA Assessment Plan for Single-Shell Tank Waste Management Area T

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    Horton, Duane G.

    2006-01-15

    This plan describes the data quality objectives process used to guide information gathering to further the assessment at WMA T.

  4. Hanford Site Near-Facility Environmental Monitoring Data Report for Calendar Year 2002

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    Perkins, Craig J.; Markes, Bruce M.; Mckinney, Stephen M.; Mitchell, R. M.; Roos, Richard C.

    2003-09-01

    This report contains the data gathered during near-facility monitoring during 2002 on the Hanford Site.

  5. Born Networked Records: A History of the Short Message Service Format

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    Acker, Amelia

    2014-01-01

    metadata can be generated and gathered through small sensorsmetadata that overlooks the unique, personally identifying aspects of sensors

  6. Ute Tribe Energy Conference & Expo

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    An international gathering of energy producing Tribes, governments and companies envisioning a path forward towards a more sustainable future.

  7. DOE-NREL-ITEN Strategy Session Planning Session

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    Information gathered at meeting with members of Inter Tribal Energy Network and NREL Labs and other staff of DOE.

  8. 2001 by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Copeia, 2001(1), pp. 8291

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    Mason, Robert T.

    gather in huge num- bers around limestone sinkholes. These animals mate soon after emerging from the dens

  9. On an esteemed teacher, colleague and friend, Dr. Doris Chen (a short presentation at the Doris Chen Memorial Funds Tea

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    Siu, M.K.

    Chen Memorial Funds Tea Gathering on February 24, 2014) Dr. Doris Chen took an early retirement in 1985

  10. A Turning Point for Planning Theory?: Overcoming Dividing Discourses

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    Innes, Judith

    2013-01-01

    in planning. vi Such citizen-science collaborations reflectof citizens in the gathering and interpretation of science

  11. Automated design synthesis of robotic/human workcells for improved manufacturing system design in hazardous environments

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    Williams, Joshua M.

    2012-06-12

    Manufacturing tasks that are deemed too hazardous for workers require the use of automation, robotics, and/or other remote handling tools. The associated hazards may be radiological or nonradiological, and based on the characteristics of the environment and processing, a design may necessitate robotic labor, human labor, or both. There are also other factors such as cost, ergonomics, maintenance, and efficiency that also effect task allocation and other design choices. Handling the tradeoffs of these factors can be complex, and lack of experience can be an issue when trying to determine if and what feasible automation/robotics options exist. To address this problem, we utilize common engineering design approaches adapted more for manufacturing system design in hazardous environments. We limit our scope to the conceptual and embodiment design stages, specifically a computational algorithm for concept generation and early design evaluation. In regard to concept generation, we first develop the functional model or function structure for the process, using the common 'verb-noun' format for describing function. A common language or functional basis for manufacturing was developed and utilized to formalize function descriptions and guide rules for function decomposition. Potential components for embodiment are also grouped in terms of this functional language and are stored in a database. The properties of each component are given as quantitative and qualitative criteria. Operators are also rated for task-relevant criteria which are used to address task compatibility. Through the gathering of process requirements/constraints, construction of the component database, and development of the manufacturing basis and rule set, design knowledge is stored and available for computer use. Thus, once the higher level process functions are defined, the computer can automate the synthesis of new design concepts through alternating steps of embodiment and function structure updates/decomposition. In the process, criteria guide function allocation of components/operators and help ensure compatibility and feasibility. Through multiple function assignment options and varied function structures, multiple design concepts are created. All of the generated designs are then evaluated based on a number of relevant evaluation criteria: cost, dose, ergonomics, hazards, efficiency, etc. These criteria are computed using physical properties/parameters of each system based on the qualities an engineer would use to make evaluations. Nuclear processes such as oxide conversion and electrorefining are utilized to aid algorithm development and provide test cases for the completed program. Through our approach, we capture design knowledge related to manufacturing and other operations in hazardous environments to enable a computational program to automatically generate and evaluate system design concepts.

  12. Report of the Independent Scientific Advisory Board Regarding a Research Proposal for Inclusion in the 1997 Smolt Monitoring Program

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    Estimates of the effects of the hydroelectric system on the health of salmon populations are essential the hydroelectric system. Yet while it has been technically feasible to gather highly detailed information to guide of wild chinook are significantly different from the interim SAR hydroelectric goal. (3) Compare SARs

  13. The Third Rewrite Engines Competition Francisco Duran1

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    Cordy, James R.

    - resented by J. Cordy. The second edition gathered the same number of partic- ipants (ASF+SDF, Maude systems were also invited, but kindly refused their partic- ipation. Our apologies to any other system problems, and that they are very good at them. More than a competition, REC is an opportunity to show

  14. Secure Spatial Top-k Query Processing via Untrusted Location-Based Service Providers

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    Zhang, Rui

    , Member, IEEE, Jingchao Sun, Student Member, IEEE, Yanchao Zhang, Senior Member, IEEE, and Chi Zhang-capable and location-aware mobile devices. The system consists of a data collector, data contributors, location-based service providers (LBSPs), and system users. The data collector gathers reviews about points

  15. First Test Results of the New LANSCE Wire Scanner

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    Sedillo, James Daniel

    2011-01-01

    The Beam Diagnostics and Instrumentation Team (BDIT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory's LANSCE facility is presently developing a new and improved wire scanner diagnostics system controlled by National Instrument's cRIO platform. This paper describes the current state of development of the control system along with the results gathered from the latest actuator motion performance and accelerator-beam data acquisition tests.

  16. FEBRUARY 2004 115M A Y E T A L . 2004 American Meteorological Society

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    Ebert, Beth

    systems. The need for end-to-end design of systems from data gathering, to analysis and product generation, forecasts of storm movement, precipitation forecasts, and wind shifts. These nowcasts are an important included wind shifts and nonsevere rain affecting sporting events or aircraft operations as well as severe

  17. Laboratoire de Conception de Systmes Mcaniques Gnie mcanique

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    Psaltis, Demetri

    with extensive experience in building complex warehouses and material handling automation. As the topic/trailer. Another option is the development of fully automated systems such as CargoTube project or Masdar's Personal Rapid Transit system which also integrates freight pods. Swisslog's Opportunities Gathering

  18. Chemical Looping Combustion Reactions and Systems

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    Sarofim, Adel; Lighty, JoAnn; Smith, Philip; Whitty, Kevin; Eyring, Edward; Sahir, Asad; Alvarez, Milo; Hradisky, Michael; Clayton, Chris; Konya, Gabor; Baracki, Richard; Kelly, Kerry

    2014-03-01

    Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) is one promising fuel-combustion technology, which can facilitate economic CO{sub 2} capture in coal-fired power plants. It employs the oxidation/reduction characteristics of a metal, or oxygen carrier, and its oxide, the oxidizing gas (typically air) and the fuel source may be kept separate. This topical report discusses the results of four complementary efforts: (5.1) the development of process and economic models to optimize important design considerations, such as oxygen carrier circulation rate, temperature, residence time; (5.2) the development of high-performance simulation capabilities for fluidized beds and the collection, parameter identification, and preliminary verification/uncertainty quantification; (5.3) the exploration of operating characteristics in the laboratoryscale bubbling bed reactor, with a focus on the oxygen carrier performance, including reactivity, oxygen carrying capacity, attrition resistance, resistance to deactivation, cost and availability; and (5.4) the identification of kinetic data for copper-based oxygen carriers as well as the development and analysis of supported copper oxygen carrier material. Subtask 5.1 focused on the development of kinetic expressions for the Chemical Looping with Oxygen Uncoupling (CLOU) process and validating them with reported literature data. The kinetic expressions were incorporated into a process model for determination of reactor size and oxygen carrier circulation for the CLOU process using ASPEN PLUS. An ASPEN PLUS process model was also developed using literature data for the CLC process employing an iron-based oxygen carrier, and the results of the process model have been utilized to perform a relative economic comparison. In Subtask 5.2, the investigators studied the trade-off between modeling approaches and available simulations tools. They quantified uncertainty in the high-performance computing (HPC) simulation tools for CLC bed applications. Furthermore, they performed a sensitivity analysis for velocity, height and polydispersity and compared results against literature data for experimental studies of CLC beds with no reaction. Finally, they present an optimization space using simple non-reactive configurations. In Subtask 5.3, through a series of experimental studies, behavior of a variety of oxygen carriers with different loadings and manufacturing techniques was evaluated under both oxidizing and reducing conditions. The influences of temperature, degree of carrier conversion and thermodynamic driving force resulting from the difference between equilibrium and system O{sub 2} partial pressures were evaluated through several experimental campaigns, and generalized models accounting for these influences were developed to describe oxidation and oxygen release. Conversion of three solid fuels with widely ranging reactivities was studied in a small fluidized bed system, and all but the least reactive fuel (petcoke) were rapidly converted by oxygen liberated from the CLOU carrier. Attrition propensity of a variety of carriers was also studied, and the carriers produced by freeze granulation or impregnation of preformed substrates displayed the lowest rates of attrition. Subtask 5.4 focused on gathering kinetic data for a copper-based oxygen carrier to assist with modeling of a functioning chemical looping reactor. The kinetics team was also responsible for the development and analysis of supported copper oxygen carrier material.

  19. Adding the Fourth "R": A Systems Approach to Solving the Hacker's Arms Race

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    Endicott-Popovsky, Barbara E.; Frincke, Deborah A.

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, the authors propose a modification of CERT's 3 R model to include a 4 th R, the discipline of Redress, identified as a necessary step to end the hacker arms race. Redress will require implementation of computer forensic investigation methods, tools and techniques that will permit evidence gathered to be admissible in a court of law, a standard not often understood or followed by many who are responsible for securing networks today. This leads the authors to conclude that there is a need for future work that will involve re-examination of the mechanisms and procedures used to collect evidence of network intrusions in order to ensure that the Rules of Evidence requirements are considered.

  20. Advanced Turbine Systems program conceptual design and product development. Quarterly report, February--April 1994

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    1995-02-01

    Task 8.5 (active clearance control) was replaced with a test of the 2600F prototype turbine (Task 8.1T). Test 8.1B (Build/Teardown of prototype turbine) was added. Tasks 4 (conversion of gas-fired turbine to coal-fired turbine) and 5 (market study) were kicked off in February. Task 6 (conceptual design) was also initiated. Task 8.1 (advanced cooling technology) now has an approved test plan. Task 8.4 (ultra low NOx combustion technology) has completed the code development and background gathering phase. Task 8.6 (two-phase cooling of turbine vanes) is proceeding well; initial estimates indicate that nearly 2/3 of required cooling flow can be eliminated.

  1. Recovery Act: Hydroelectric Facility Improvement Project - Replacement of Current Mechanical Seal System with Rope Packing System

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    Stephens, Jessica D.

    2013-05-29

    On January 27, 2010 the City of North Little Rock, Arkansas received notification of the awarding of a Department of Energy (DOE) grant totaling $450,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) under the Project Title: Recovery Act: Hydroelectric Facility Improvement Project – Automated Intake Clearing Equipment and Materials Management. The purpose of the grant was for improvements to be made at the City’s hydroelectric generating facility located on the Arkansas River. Improvements were to be made through the installation of an intake maintenance device (IMD) and the purchase of a large capacity wood grinder. The wood grinder was purchased in order to receive the tree limbs, tree trunks, and other organic debris that collects at the intake of the plant during high flow. The wood grinder eliminates the periodic burning of the waste material that is cleared from the intake and reduces any additional air pollution to the area. The resulting organic mulch has been made available to the public at no charge. Design discussion and planning began immediately and the wood grinder was purchased in July of 2010 and immediately put to work mulching debris that was gathered regularly from the intake of the facility. The mulch is currently available to the public for free. A large majority of the design process was spent in discussion with the Corps of Engineers to obtain approval for drawings, documents, and permits that were required in order to make changes to the structure of the powerhouse. In April of 2011, the City’s Project Engineer, who had overseen the application, resigned and left the City’s employ. A new Systems Mechanical Engineer was hired and tasked with overseeing the project. The transfer of responsibility led to a re-examination of the original assumptions and research upon which the grant proposal was based. At that point, the project went under review and a trip was booked for July 2011 to visit facilities that currently had an IMD installed. This further study of facilities revealed that the implementation of the project as originally described, while proving the benefits described in the original grant application, would likely intensify sand intake. Increased sand intake would lead to an increase in required shutdowns for maintenance and more rapid depreciation of key equipment which would result in a loss of generation capacity. A better solution to the problem, one that continued to meet the criteria for the original grant and ARRA standards, was developed. A supporting day trip was planned to visit other facilities located on the Arkansas River to determine how they were coping with the same strong amounts of sand, silt, and debris. Upon returning from the trip to other Arkansas River facilities it was extremely clear what direction to go in order to most efficiently address the issue of generator capacity and efficiency. Of the plants visited on the Arkansas River, every one of them was running what is called a rope packing shaft sealing system as opposed to mechanical shaft seals, which the facility was running. Rope packing is a time proven sealing method that has been around for centuries. It has proved to perform very well in dirty water situations just like that of the Arkansas River. In April of 2012 a scope change proposal was submitted to the DOE for approval. In August of 2012 the City received word that the change of scope had been approved. Plans were immediately set in motion to begin the conversion from mechanical seals to a packing box at the facility. Contractors arrived on October 1st, 2012 and the project team began unwatering the unit for disassembly. The seal conversion was completed on February 29th, 2013 with start-up of the unit. Further testing and adjusting was done throughout the first two weeks of March.

  2. The First Pan-WCRP Workshop on Monsoon Climate Systems: Toward Better Prediction of the Monsoons

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    Sperber, K R; Yasunari, T

    2005-07-27

    In 2004 the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) that provides scientific guidance to the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) requested an assessment of (1) WCRP monsoon related activities and (2) the range of available observations and analyses in monsoon regions. The purpose of the assessment was to (a) define the essential elements of a pan-WCRP monsoon modeling strategy, (b) identify the procedures for producing this strategy, and (c) promote improvements in monsoon observations and analyses with a view toward their adequacy, and addressing any undue redundancy or duplication. As such, the WCRP sponsored the ''1st Pan-WCRP Workshop on Monsoon Climate Systems: Toward Better Prediction of the Monsoons'' at the University of California, Irvine, CA, USA from 15-17 June 2005. Experts from the two WCRP programs directly relevant to monsoon studies, the Climate Variability and Predictability Programme (CLIVAR) and the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX), gathered to assess the current understanding of the fundamental physical processes governing monsoon variability and to highlight outstanding problems in simulating the monsoon that can be tackled through enhanced cooperation between CLIVAR and GEWEX. The agenda with links to the presentations can be found at: http://www.clivar.org/organization/aamon/WCRPmonsoonWS/agenda.htm. Scientific motivation for a joint CLIVAR-GEWEX approach to investigating monsoons includes the potential for improved medium-range to seasonal prediction through better simulation of intraseasonal (30-60 day) oscillations (ISO's). ISO's are important for the onset of monsoons, as well as the development of active and break periods of rainfall during the monsoon season. Foreknowledge of the active and break phases of the monsoon is important for crop selection, the determination of planting times and mitigation of potential flooding and short-term drought. With a few exceptions simulations of ISO are typically poor in all classes of modeling. Observational and modeling studies indicate that the diurnal cycle of radiative heating and surface fluxes over the ocean are rectified on to the intraseasonal timescale indicating that a synergistic approach to studying monsoon variability is necessary. The diurnal cycle of precipitation and clouds, which directly influence the radiative heating and surface fluxes, are also poorly represented in global models, especially. Thus, it is anticipated that improving the simulation of the diurnal cycle of precipitation and clouds in global models will contribute to an improved ability to simulate ISOs. Improved understanding and simulation of the diurnal cycle is also important since it influences low-levels jets and the associated transport of moisture as well as the rainfall over regions of complex topography.

  3. What's new in the analysis of innovation? Machine learning

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    Technology Classification: disambiguation Feature selection: semantic labeling Gathering big and difficult · K-means intra and inter cluster optimization · Look up (Google provided access to library) · Used/o manual intervention · Current USPTO classification system is manual, constantly obsoleted, change over

  4. Topological Insulators & Superconductors

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    Topological Insulators & Superconductors New Frontiers in Low-Dimensional Systems Program 3-5 November 2010 Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407 Topological Insulators and Superconductors have quickly Insulators and Superconductors will gather the world- leading researchers in this field to present recent

  5. Introduction to Bayesian Inference Dept. of Astronomy, Cornell University

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    Babu, G. Jogesh

    , and is subject to revision. A model is an idealization A model is a caricature of the system being modeled (Kac data. We gather data so they may speak for or against existing hypotheses, and guide the formation of several interacting modes of analyzing data. 8 / 111 #12;Bayesian Statistical Inference · A different

  6. Evaluation of Neural Networks for Data Classification, Recognition, and Navigation

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    and Environmental Systems at Florida Institute of Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a combined network, but improved results are achieved using a "fish only" network with pulse energy gathering presented. #12;iv Table of Contents List of Keywords

  7. Optimal Process Design for Coupled CO2 Sequestration and Enhanced Gas Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs 

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    Odi, Uchenna

    2013-12-09

    ........................................................................................................ 26 Figure 11: PVT System for Dew Point Measurement (a) Oven (b) Computer Data Gathering Equipment (c) Top Pump B (d) PVT Visual Cell (e) Bottom Pump A... adequate understanding of condensate blockage and its interaction with CO2. Accomplishing this requires a fundamental understanding of the pressure, volume, and temperature (PVT) interactions between gas condensate and CO2. Discerning these PVT...

  8. Smart phone apps for self-monitoring diabetes. Intelligent home designs for people suffering from Alzheimer's. Mobile ehealth records and drug

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    Smart phone apps for self-monitoring diabetes. Intelligent home designs for people suffering from ­ to be uploaded through mobile technologies such as a smart phone.The statistical information can then be accessed gathered through home monitoring systems keep chronic care patients out of the hospitals. Smart phone apps

  9. The Use of English Colour Terms in Big Data Dimitris MYLONAS,1,3

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    Purver, Matthew

    Colour plays a central role in visual perception and can be a powerful tool to differentiate emotions, Korean, Danish, Lithuanian, Thai and Portuguese. The server also gathered the response time for each/software components and viewing conditions of the participants (Mylonas & MacDonald, 2010). The Munsell system

  10. Learning from the Past: Intelligent On-Line Weather Monitoring based on Matrix Completion

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    Wang, Xin

    Learning from the Past: Intelligent On-Line Weather Monitoring based on Matrix Completion Kun Xie 1 is unlikely to hold in a practical monitoring system such as weather data gathering. Weather data varies in temporal and spatial domain with time. By analyzing a large set of weather data collected from 196 sensors

  11. 1999 J.T. Raviz. All rights reserved. CHAPTER SEVEN

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    substantial in- vestments in data acquisition, information manage- ment systems, and formal and informal adaptive management essentially en- tails "learning by doing," as well as "action based on learning," management actions, data gathering, and decision-making must interact and keep pace with each other. Ideally

  12. Intelligent Caching for Information Mediators: A KR Based Approach

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    Shahabi, Cyrus

    and Cyrus Shahabi Information Sciences Institute, Integrated Media Systems Center and Department of Computer with informa­ tion mediators, particularly those gathering and integrating information from Web sources cache useful classes of information and define them as auxiliary data sources for the infor­ mation

  13. Perks and Culture Competitive compensation

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    Ghosh, Joydeep

    Application Integration - work on projects to integrate data between various systems and processes. Majority of projects work to allow data flow between applications and SAP. Use of SQL, XML and EDI. · Internal IT Audit and social gatherings examPles of InterestIng ProjeCts · Global Network Services - work on projects

  14. Preliminary Results on HAT-P-4, TrES-3, XO-2, and GJ 436 from the NASA EPOXI Mission

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    Sarah Ballard; David Charbonneau; Michael F. A'Hearn; Drake Deming; Matthew J. Holman; Jessie L. Christiansen; David T. F. Weldrake; Richard K. Barry; Marc J. Kuchner; Timothy A. Livengood; Jeffrey Pedelty; Alfred Schultz; Tilak Hewagama; Jessica M. Sunshine; Dennis D. Wellnitz; Don L. Hampton; Carey M. Lisse; Sara Seager; Joseph F. Veverka

    2008-07-17

    EPOXI (EPOCh + DIXI) is a NASA Discovery Program Mission of Opportunity using the Deep Impact flyby spacecraft. The EPOCh (Extrasolar Planet Observation and Characterization) Science Investigation will gather photometric time series of known transiting exoplanet systems from January through August 2008. Here we describe the steps in the photometric extraction of the time series and present preliminary results of the first four EPOCh targets.

  15. Superexponential Long-term Trends in Information Technology Bla Nagy1,

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    Superexponential Long-term Trends in Information Technology Béla Nagy1, , J. Doyne Farmer1 series of data documenting progress in information technology gathered by Koh and Magee (2006). We 87501 USA 2Engineering Systems Division Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts

  16. XII. BEAM-GLOBAL CORRELATIONS In the last two sections correlations between

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    Oregon, University of

    radiation were discussed. For many solar energy systems information about the direct beam component of solar beam-global correlations obtained from data gathered through 1984 from seven solar radiation monitoring sites in the Pacific Northwest. A more extensive study can be found in Solar Energy [9]. The discussion

  17. III. VALUE OF LONG-TERM SOLAR RADIATION DATA Long-term solar radiation data sets are scarce

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    Oregon, University of

    indicator of the amount of useful energy that a solar energy system can collect. The variations of monthly5 III. VALUE OF LONG-TERM SOLAR RADIATION DATA Long-term solar radiation data sets are scarce due to the considerable effort and expense of data gathering. Long-term (30-year) solar ra- diation data sets

  18. Quality and Productivity Outcomes Relating to Continuous Integration in GitHub

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    California at Davis, University of

    Software processes comprise many steps; coding is followed by building, integration testing, system testing, deployment, operations, among others. Software process integration and automation have been areas of key readily find large numbers of projects in various stages of process integration and automation, and gather

  19. Cloud-Based Optimization: A Quasi-Decentralized Approach to Multi-Agent Coordination

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    Egerstedt, Magnus

    Cloud-Based Optimization: A Quasi-Decentralized Approach to Multi-Agent Coordination M.T. Hale and global information that is available as multi-agent systems connect over the cloud. We present a novel architecture for multi-agent coordination where the cloud is assumed to be able to gather information from all

  20. Suitability of Agent Technology for Military Command and Control in the Future Combat System Environment

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    Potok, TE

    2003-02-13

    The U.S. Army is faced with the challenge of dramatically improving its war fighting capability through advanced technologies. Any new technology must provide significant improvement over existing technologies, yet be reliable enough to provide a fielded system. The focus of this paper is to assess the novelty and maturity of agent technology for use in the Future Combat System (FCS). The FCS concept represents the U.S. Army's ''mounted'' form of the Objective Force. This concept of vehicles, communications, and weaponry is viewed as a ''system of systems'' which includes net-centric command and control (C{sup 2}) capabilities. This networked C{sup 2} is an important transformation from the historically centralized, or platform-based, C{sup 2} function since a centralized command architecture may become a decision-making and execution bottleneck, particularly as the pace of war accelerates. A mechanism to ensure an effective network-centric C{sup 2} capacity (combining intelligence gathering and analysis available at lower levels in the military hierarchy) is needed. Achieving a networked C{sup 2} capability will require breakthroughs in current software technology. Many have proposed the use of agent technology as a potential solution. Agents are an emerging technology, and it is not yet clear whether it is suitable for addressing the networked C{sup 2} challenge, particularly in satisfying battlespace scalability, mobility, and security expectations. We have developed a set of software requirements for FCS based on military requirements for this system. We have then evaluated these software requirements against current computer science technology. This analysis provides a set of limitations in the current technology when applied to the FCS challenge. Agent technology is compared against this set of limitations to provide a means of assessing the novelty of agent technology in an FCS environment. From this analysis we find that existing technologies will not likely be sufficient to meet the networked C{sup 2} requirements of FCS due to limitations in scalability, mobility, and security. Agent technology provides a number of advantages in these areas, mainly through much stronger messaging and coordination models. These models theoretically allow for significant improvements in many areas, including scalability, mobility, and security. However, the demonstration of such capabilities in an FCS environment does not currently exist, although a number of strong agent-based systems have been deployed in related areas. Additionally, there are challenges in FCS that neither current technology nor agent technology are particularly well suited, such as information fusion and decision support. In summary, we believe that agent technology has the capability to support most of the networked C{sup 2} requirements of FCS. However, we would recommend proof of principle experiments to verify the theoretical advantages of this technology in an FCS environment.

  1. Real-Time Distribution Feeder Performance Monitoring, Advisory Control, and Health Management System

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    Stoupis, James; Mousavi, Mirrasoul

    2014-09-30

    New data collection system equipment was installed in Xcel Energy substations and data was collected from 6 substations and 20 feeders. During Phase I, ABB collected and analyzed 793 real-time events to date from 6 Xcel Energy substations and continues today. The development and integration of several applications was completed during the course of this project, including a model-based faulted segment identification algorithm, with very positive results validated with field-gathered data discussed and included in this report. For mostly underground feeders, the success rate is 90% and the overreach rate is 90%. For mostly overhead feeders, the success rate is 74% and the overreach rate is 50%. The developed method is producing very accurate results for mostly underground feeders. For mostly overhead feeders, due to the bad OMS data quality and varying fault resistance when arcing, the developed method is producing good results but with much room for improvement. One area where the algorithm can be improved is the accuracy for sub-cycle fault events. In these cases, the accuracy of the conventional signal processing methods suffers due to most of these methods being based on a one-cycle processing window. By improving the signal processing accuracy, the accuracy of the faulted segment identification algorithm will also improve significantly. ABB intends to devote research in this area in the near future to help solve this problem. Other new applications developed during the course of the project include volt/VAR monitoring, unbalanced capacitor switching detection, unbalanced feeder loading detection, and feeder overloading detection. An important aspect of the demonstration phase of the project is to show the ability to provide adequate “heads-up” time ahead of customer calls or AMI reports so that the operators are provided with the much needed time to collect information needed to address an outage. The advance notification feature of the demonstration system provides this time and helps accelerate service restoration ultimately. To demonstrate the effectiveness of this feature, a demo system using substation data alone was set up to compare the minutes saved over a period of 22 months for two feeders where the real-time notification system has been deployed. The metric used for performance assessment is the time difference between the actual outage time from the OMS versus the time the notification email was received on the operators desk. Over the period of 22 months, we have accumulated over 7600 minutes (32 hours) ahead of actual outage time compared to the OMS timestamps. The significance of this analysis is that it shows the potential to reduce the SAIDI minutes and directly impact utility performance in terms of outage duration. If deployed at scale, it would have a significant impact on system reliability. To put this number in perspective, it would be helpful to assign a dollar figure to the potential savings that could be realized. According to the host utility, the average cost for each customer-minute-out (CMO) is approximately $0.30 across the operating company. This includes both direct and indirect costs such as bad press. The outage data over the previous 4 years show that the average customer count on primary/tap level outages is about 56. Accordingly, the total minutes saved amounts to 425,600 CMOs on the average. This would in turn result in a potential cost savings figure of $127,680 for two feeders alone over the period of performance. This empirical evidence validates the strong value proposition of the project that was contemplated at the onset and its potential impact to reduce outage duration in support of DOE’s goal of 20%

  2. Annual Report: Advanced Energy Systems Fuel Cells (30 September 2013)

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    Gerdes, Kirk; Richards, George

    2014-04-16

    The comprehensive research plan for Fuel Cells focused on Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) programmatic targets and included objectives in two primary and focused areas: (1) investigation of degradation modes exhibited by the anode/electrolyte/cathode (AEC), development of computational models describing the associated degradation rates, and generation of a modeling tool predicting long term AEC degradation response; and (2) generation of novel electrode materials and microstructures and implementation of the improved electrode technology to enhance performance. In these areas, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Regional University Alliance (RUA) team has completed and reported research that is significant to the SECA program, and SECA continued to engage all SECA core and SECA industry teams. Examination of degradation in an operational solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) requires a logical organization of research effort into activities such as fundamental data gathering, tool development, theoretical framework construction, computational modeling, and experimental data collection and validation. Discrete research activity in each of these categories was completed throughout the year and documented in quarterly reports, and researchers established a framework to assemble component research activities into a single operational modeling tool. The modeling framework describes a scheme for categorizing the component processes affecting the temporal evolution of cell performance, and provides a taxonomical structure of known degradation processes. The framework is an organizational tool that can be populated by existing studies, new research completed in conjunction with SECA, or independently obtained. The Fuel Cell Team also leveraged multiple tools to create cell performance and degradation predictions that illustrate the combined utility of the discrete modeling activity. Researchers first generated 800 continuous hours of SOFC experimental data capturing operational degradation. The data were matched by a 3D multi-physics simulation of SOFC operational performance assuming that the entire performance loss related to coarsening of the cathode triple phase boundary (3PB). The predicted 3PB coarsening was then used to tune the mobility parameters of a phase field model describing microstructural evolution of the lanthanum strontium manganate (LSM)/ yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) system. Once calibrated, the phase field model predicted continuous microstructural coarsening processes occurring over the operating period, which could be extrapolated to performance periods of longer duration and also used to produce 3D graphical representations. NETL researchers also completed significant electrode engineering research complimented by 3D multi-physics simulations. In one key activity researchers generated an illustration demonstrating that control of infiltrate deposition can provide cell manufacturers with significant additional operational and engineering control over the SOFC stack. Specifically, researchers demonstrated that by engineering the deposition of electrocatalyst inside the cathode, the distribution of overpotential across the cell could be controlled to either decrease the average cell overpotential value or minimize cross-cell overpotential gradient. Results imply that manufacturers can establish improved engineering control over stack operation by implementing infiltration technology in SOFC cathodes.

  3. 4Q CY2008 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    "Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly  Report covering the period from October to December   2008. Data for these indicators are  gathered by Field...

  4. 1Q CY2009 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    "Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly  Report covering the period from January to March 2009. Data for these indicators are gathered by Field...

  5. 3Q CY2007 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period from July to September 2007. Data for these indicators are gathered by Field...

  6. 1Q CY2003 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Attached is the Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators (PIs) Quarterly Report Covering the Period from January to March  2003. Data for these indicators are gathered by Field...

  7. 2Q CY2009 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    "Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly  Report covering the period from April to June  2009. Data for these indicators are gathered by Field elements...

  8. 3Q CY2006 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period from July to September 2006. Data for these indicators are gathered by Field...

  9. What's Next for Nuclear Energy? MIT Students Discuss Path Forward

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) gathered Friday to have a casual discussion with the U.S. government’s foremost expert on nuclear energy

  10. Alaska Forum on the Environment

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) is Alaska's largest statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit and for-profit businesses, community leaders,...

  11. 4Q CY2006 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period from October to December 2006. Data for these indicators are gathered by Field...

  12. 1Q CY2010 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    "Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly  Report covering the period from January to March2010. Data for these indicators are gathered by Field...

  13. 1Q CY2006 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period from January  to March 2006. Data for these indicators are gathered by Field...

  14. 2Q CY2007 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period from April to June 2007. Data for these indicators are gathered by field elements...

  15. 4Q CY2005 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period from October to December 2005. Data for these indicators are gathered by Field...

  16. 2Q CY2006 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period from April to June 2006. Data for these indicators are gathered by Field elements...

  17. Local Search for Hop-constrained Directed Steiner Tree Problem ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2014-08-20

    where unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be placed to relay informa- tion gathered in ... test problems related to the UAV-based multi-target surveillance.

  18. Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop - Tuesday June 26, 2012

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

    To gather input from stakeholders in industry and academia on the current state of the art for Sustainable Nanomaterials, the vision for the future of this emerging technology,...

  19. Opportunities for Efficiency Improvements in the U.S. Natural...

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

    and capacityoperational choices; pipeline sizing, layout, cleaning, and interior coatings; and waste heat recovery. While the natural gas gathering, processing, and...

  20. Secretary Chu's Remarks at the World Renewable Energy Forum Press...

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

    Development Corporation and Andrew Oliver from RES Americas for joining us. Renewable energy representatives from across the country are gathered in Denver this week because...

  1. Public meetings for views and comments on the conduct of the Innovative Clean Coal Technology Solicitation: Background information, Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 13, 1987; St. Louis, Missouri, September 3, 1987; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 10, 1987; Washington, DC, September 22, 1987

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1987-08-01

    This document gathers public notice items from the Federal Register; Department of Energy News Releases; and Congressional testimony related to Clean Coal Technology solicitation. (PSB)

  2. Microsoft PowerPoint - Andy Ronald.Finger Lakes NGL Storage Providence...

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

    opportunity for optimization, organic expansion, and strategic M&A ASSET SUMMARY (1) * Natural Gas - 1.3 Bcfd natural gas transportation capacity - 2.1+ Bcfd gathering...

  3. Maximizing available spectrum for cognitive radios

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mishra, Shridhar Mubaraq

    2009-01-01

    V. Saligrama, “Robust Energy Efficient Cooperative SpectrumV. Saligrama, “Robust Energy Efficient Cooperative Spectrumusing cooperative sensing to gather as much energy in the

  4. 3Q CY2009 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly  Report covering the period from July to September 2009. Data for these indicators are gathered by Field...

  5. 2Q CY2010 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This memorandum summarizes the highlight of, and announces the availablity on-line of, the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators are gathered by Field elements quarterly per...

  6. 3Q CY2000 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Facility Representative Program Indicators (Pis) Quarterly Report attached, covering the period from July to September 2000. Data for these indicators are gathered by the Field elements...

  7. 2Q CY2011 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    "This memorandum summarizes the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period April through June 20 1 1. Data for these indicators were gathered...

  8. 1Q CY2011 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This memorandum summarizes the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the Period January through March 2011. Data for these indicators were gathered...

  9. 1Q CY2001 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Facility Representive Program Performance Indicators (PIs) Quarterly Report is attached covering the period from January to March 2001. Data for these indicators are gathered by the Field...

  10. 4Q CY2009 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    "Attached is the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly  Report covering the period from October to December 2009. Data for these indicators are gathered by Field...

  11. 3Q CY2011 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This memorandum summarizes the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the Period July  through September 2011. Data for these indicators were gathered...

  12. Press Pass - Press Release - Back-to-Back Baryons

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

    gathering and analyzing data from Fermilab's Tevatron collider for more than six years, the two Fermilab collider experiments reported the results of the their search...

  13. Californians for Literacy: A Historical Study of the Development of the California Library Literacy Services from 1984-2004

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chamberlain, Marissa Noel

    2012-01-01

    searched for primary sources documenting library literacy infollow the State Library Section Primary Source CollectionsState Library and State Archive to gather primary sources to

  14. A mixed integer programming approach for asset protection during ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2014-05-15

    May 15, 2014 ... land Security 2008). ... assessing the merits of the available information, devising strategies .... Information gathering, firefighter transport (e.g..

  15. Personally Identifiable Information

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Websites and applications that collect data on individuals are gathering personally identifiable information (PII). PII is also often collected for customer surveys or user experience (UX) research.

  16. EM Removes Radioactive Components from Former Reactor at Oak...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    contractor employees who worked on the project to remove irradiated components from a reactor pool gather to watch the transport of the shipment offsite for disposition. Employees...

  17. PSERC Webinar April 3

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Gathering and Fusion of PMU Measurements Junshan Zhang Professor, School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Arizona State University PSERC Public Webinar...

  18. BPA, Transmission, I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project, meeting...

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

    review is complete * Number of people that will have to move * Existing easementsright of way locations * How information is gathered about a property * Percentage of...

  19. Environmental Justice Starts with Education

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Hundreds gathered at the White House Summit on Environmental Justice to discuss green jobs and clean energy, and open up a dialogue on these and other issues.

  20. Future Trends for DPF?SCR On-Filter (SCRF)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Fundamental and application-relevant test data gathered on SCRF filters , along with coating distribution, NOx conversion, pressure drop data, and engine tests, will be discussed.

  1. NREL: News - NREL Takes First In-Depth Look at Solar Project...

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

    (NREL) has gathered and analyzed data for more than 30,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) installations across the United States to better understand how interconnection...

  2. Washiw Wagayay Ma?al: Reweaving the Washoe Language

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Keliiaa, Caitlin

    2012-01-01

    photo. Many of the plants list two different Washoecreate language lists for plants and animals and gather asthe small guide lists a number of regional plants with their

  3. Promising future of quantum dots explored in conference

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

    Promising future of quantum dots explored Promising future of quantum dots explored in conference Researchers are gathering to reflect on two decades of quantum dot research at a...

  4. 4Q CY2001 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Facility Representive Program Performance Indicators (PIs) Quarterly Report is attached covering the period from October to December  2001. Data for these indicators are gathered by the Field...

  5. 3Q CY2001 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Facility Representive Program Performance Indicators (PIs) Quarterly Report is attached covering the period from July to September 2001. Data for these indicators are gathered by the Field...

  6. Survey of the Quality and Stability of Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends in the United States in 2004

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    McCormick, R. L.; Alleman, T. L.; Ratcliffe, M.; Moens, L.; Lawrence, R.

    2005-10-01

    Reports results gathered in 2004 from quality and stability surveys in the United States of biodiesel (B100) and 20% biodiesel (B20) in petroleum diesel.

  7. Biodiesel Utilization: Update on Recent Analytical Techniques (Presentation)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Alleman, T. L.; Fouts, L.; Luecke, J.; Thornton, M.; McAlpin, C.

    2009-05-01

    To understand and increase the use of biodiesel, analytical methods need to be shared and compared to ensure that accurate data are gathered on this complex fuel.

  8. Comment on "Quantum Physics from A to Z"

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ulrich Mohrhoff

    2005-08-29

    This is a comment on a collection of statements gathered on the occasion of the Quantum Physics of Nature meeting in Vienna.

  9. Mr. Jim Raba U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies...

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

    Item 5-2: DOE requests shipment information on upstream and gathering natural gas compressors, and how their numbers compare to those of natural gas compressors in other...

  10. Alias-i ThreatTrackersTM Breck Baldwin

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    topic like the unfolding political situation in Iraq into specifications including people, places an information gathering topic like the unfolding political situation in Iraq into specifications including

  11. Perks and Culture Competitive compensation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ghosh, Joydeep

    environment · Company events and social gatherings · Creative and casual environment · Top performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Knowledge, technical innovation and teamwork

  12. Advancing Global Nuclear Security

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Today world leaders gathered at The Hague for the Nuclear Security Summit, a meeting to measure progress and take action to secure sensitive nuclear materials.

  13. Energy Department Announces $7 Million to Develop Advanced Logistics...

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

    Biofuels Projects to Receive up to 21 Million in Funding FDC Enterprise's Feedstock Logistics award has developed a single pass harvester, which is shown gathering corn stover...

  14. Sandia Energy - 4th PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop...

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

    Monitoring Workshop in Cologne, Germany, October 22-23, 2015 Approximately 220 solar energy experts from over 30 countries and four continents gathered for two days at the...

  15. Audit Manual (Release 8)

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    information gathering tool. In addition to information available through the use of search engines and other data mining tools, a number of the Department's databases and...

  16. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    Carolina generally may not adopt ordinances prohibiting the installation of "a solar collector that gathers solar radiation as a substitute for traditional energy for......

  17. AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium gathers wind energy professionals for informal yet productive interactions with industry peers. Jose Zayas, Director, Wind & Water Power Technologies Office,...

  18. Backstage Footage from the ARPA-E Summit

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    See what Secretary Chu, Governor Schwarzenegger and ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar had to say to the gathering of talented graduate students during their surprise visit.

  19. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    may not adopt ordinances prohibiting the installation of "a solar collector that gathers solar radiation as a substitute for traditional energy for... Eligibility: Residential,...

  20. Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Optimal DER Technology Investment and Energy Management in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Stadler, Michael

    2010-01-01

    also used to gather solar radiation data for DER-CAM. DER-solar radiation for San Francisco PVWATTS: Hourly Performance Data

  1. GE Appliance Park Louisville, KY Plant Wide Assessment Final Report October 25th, 2007

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Chandon Rao; Richard Urschel

    2007-10-25

    Used a team of experts to analyze and model major systems at a large industrial appliance manufacturer. During the data gathering stage, the team specifically looked for baselining the efficiency of the systems as well as developing short term and longer term efficiency projects. Electrical distribution, Compressed air generation and thermal heat recovery for the production facility and front office heating and cooling optimization were all baselined during the study.

  2. Consumers' Gas lays coiled steel tubing in Lake Erie

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1980-10-01

    Forty-four miles of polypropylene-coated, coiled steel tubing have been laid underwater by the Consumers' Gas Co. of Toronto. Laid in 33,000-ft sections from a giant reel, the tubing is used for the remote control of subsea hydraulically operated line valves and the distribution of methyl alcohol to subsea gas wells. The installation is the first of long, continuous tubing underwater using this technology in Canada. The line was installed in conjunction with a newly completed gas well gathering system and processing plant that is expected to yield more than 35 billion cu ft of fuel over the next 15 yr. The new system under W.-Central Lake Erie provides consumers with a cost-effective method for remotely controlling underwater hydraulic valves and distributing methyl alcohol to eliminate hydrate build-up in the gas gathering lines.

  3. A simplified methodology for sizing ground coupled heat pump heat exchangers in cooling dominated climates 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gonzalez, Jose Antonio

    1993-01-01

    produced a ground coupled heat pump simulation (GSIM) which modeled ground coupled systems using soil properties, weather data, building load and ground coil properties. This model has been validated in cooling [Dobson, 1991] and heating [Margo, 1992... U-tube ground coupled heat pump heat exchangers for Texas climates is presented. Weather and soil data for Texas were gathered and presented using topographical charts. GSIM, the ground coupled heat pump simulation model, was utilized to provide...

  4. Houston's Smart Grid: Transforming the Future of Electric Distribution & Energy Consumption 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bartel, W.

    2012-01-01

    integration of distributed generation and renewables ? Future ? Automatic Outage Notification, Support for Plug in Hybrid Vehicles, Consumer Control of Thermostats/Appliances, etc. AMS Successes 6 ? Service orders completed electronically... pipelines ? Natural gas gathering and processing ? 150 separate systems in major producing fields in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas 2 Who is CenterPoint Energy? A domestic energy delivery company Three Components of a Smart Grid Smart...

  5. Modeling Successful Inclusive STEM High Schools: An Analysis of Students’ College Entry Indicators in Texas 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Erdogan, Niyazi

    2014-07-29

    . The NRC (2011), being aware of the importance of STEM education in schools, gathered a committee to categorize specialized STEM schools under three headings: (a) selective STEM schools, 9 (b) inclusive STEM schools, and (c) schools... blueprint. This blueprint required students to (a) participate in a college preparatory curriculum, (b) develop real world relevant practices, (c) learn in a strong academic support system, and (d) master a wide range of STEM coursework (NRC, 2011; Young...

  6. Interaction engineering for environmental probing

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    M. Paternostro; S. Bose; M. S. Kim

    2007-06-04

    We study the conditions for the probing of an environment affecting one party of a bipartite system of interacting objects by measurements operated only on the other element. We show that entanglement plays no crucial role in such an environment-characterization. On the other hand, if an interaction is established between the two parties, information can be reliably gathered. This result holds for both discrete and continuous variables and helps in the interpretation of recent experiments addressing the properties of mesoscopic objects.

  7. Interaction engineering for environmental probing

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paternostro, M; Kim, M S

    2007-01-01

    We study the conditions for the probing of an environment affecting one party of a bipartite system of interacting objects by measurements operated only on the other element. We show that entanglement plays no crucial role in such an environment-characterization. On the other hand, if an interaction is established between the two parties, information can be reliably gathered. This result holds for both discrete and continuous variables and helps in the interpretation of recent experiments addressing the properties of mesoscopic objects.

  8. Gas separation membrane module assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wynn, Nicholas P (Palo Alto, CA); Fulton, Donald A. (Fairfield, CA)

    2009-03-31

    A gas-separation membrane module assembly and a gas-separation process using the assembly. The assembly includes a set of tubes, each containing gas-separation membranes, arranged within a housing. The housing contains a tube sheet that divides the space within the housing into two gas-tight spaces. A permeate collection system within the housing gathers permeate gas from the tubes for discharge from the housing.

  9. Prediction of gas-hydrate formation conditions in production and surface facilities 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ameripour, Sharareh

    2006-10-30

    .2 Phase diagram for natural gas hydrocarbons which form hydrates .............9 Fig. 2.3 Formation of gas hydrate plugs a subsea hydrocarbon pipeline................11 Fig. 2.4 Experimental hydrate equilibrium conditions for the ternary... exploration and production operations. Hydrate clathrates can plug gas gathering systems and transmission pipelines subsea and on the surface. In offshore explorations, the main concern is the multiphase transfer lines from the wellhead...

  10. Characterizing the speed and paths of shared bicycles in Lyon

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Jensen, Pablo; Ovtracht, Nicolas; Robardet, Céline; 10.1016/j.trd.2010.07.002

    2010-01-01

    Thanks to numerical data gathered by Lyon's shared bicycling system V\\'elo'v, we are able to analyze 11.6 millions bicycle trips, leading to the first robust characterization of urban bikers' behaviors. We show that bicycles outstrip cars in downtown Lyon, by combining high speed and short paths.These data also allows us to calculate V\\'elo'v fluxes on all streets, pointing to interesting locations for bike paths.

  11. Large angle solid state position sensitive x-ray detector system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kurtz, David S. (State College, PA); Ruud, Clay O. (State College, PA)

    1998-01-01

    A method and apparatus for x-ray measurement of certain properties of a solid material. In distinction to known methods and apparatus, this invention employs a specific fiber-optic bundle configuration, termed a reorganizer, itself known for other uses, for coherently transmitting visible light originating from the scintillation of diffracted x-radiation from the solid material gathered along a substantially one dimensional linear arc, to a two-dimensional photo-sensor array. The two-dimensional photodetector array, with its many closely packed light sensitive pixels, is employed to process the information contained in the diffracted radiation and present the information in the form of a conventional x-ray diffraction spectrum. By this arrangement, the angular range of the combined detector faces may be increased without loss of angular resolution. Further, the prohibitively expensive coupling together of a large number of individual linear diode photodetectors, which would be required to process signals generated by the diffracted radiation, is avoided.

  12. Large angle solid state position sensitive x-ray detector system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kurtz, D.S.; Ruud, C.O.

    1998-07-21

    A method and apparatus are disclosed for x-ray measurement of certain properties of a solid material. In distinction to known methods and apparatus, this invention employs a specific fiber-optic bundle configuration, termed a reorganizer, itself known for other uses, for coherently transmitting visible light originating from the scintillation of diffracted x-radiation from the solid material gathered along a substantially one dimensional linear arc, to a two-dimensional photo-sensor array. The two-dimensional photodetector array, with its many closely packed light sensitive pixels, is employed to process the information contained in the diffracted radiation and present the information in the form of a conventional x-ray diffraction spectrum. By this arrangement, the angular range of the combined detector faces may be increased without loss of angular resolution. Further, the prohibitively expensive coupling together of a large number of individual linear diode photodetectors, which would be required to process signals generated by the diffracted radiation, is avoided. 7 figs.

  13. Large angle solid state position sensitive x-ray detector system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kurtz, D.S.; Ruud, C.O.

    1998-03-03

    A method and apparatus for x-ray measurement of certain properties of a solid material are disclosed. In distinction to known methods and apparatus, this invention employs a specific fiber-optic bundle configuration, termed a reorganizer, itself known for other uses, for coherently transmitting visible light originating from the scintillation of diffracted x-radiation from the solid material gathered along a substantially one dimensional linear arc, to a two-dimensional photo-sensor array. The two-dimensional photodetector array, with its many closely packed light sensitive pixels, is employed to process the information contained in the diffracted radiation and present the information in the form of a conventional x-ray diffraction spectrum. By this arrangement, the angular range of the combined detector faces may be increased without loss of angular resolution. Further, the prohibitively expensive coupling together of a large number of individual linear diode photodetectors, which would be required to process signals generated by the diffracted radiation, is avoided. 7 figs.

  14. GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 68, NO. 6 (NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2003); P. 20162025, 13 FIGS. 10.1190/1.1635055

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    Tsvankin, Ilya

    events in image gathers generated after prestack depth migration are sensitive to the velocity field the correct depth scale of the model because reflector depth depends on the vertical migration velocity called the image gather) is ob- tained after prestack depth migration by representing migrated depth (z

  15. Seismic amplitude inversion for interface geometry: practical approach for application

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    Pratt, R. Gerhard

    -stack depth-migrated CRP gathers. The input data for tomography are time deviations derived from the apparent£ection seismic gathers is performed with the aid of pre-stack time migration, which enhances continuity and re zone by migration brings the amplitudes closer to the ray amplitudes assumed in the inversion. De-migration

  16. Gee Jm 'the ancestor alter' chanted by Pirma Gavq Lavq

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    Terrell, Jacob A.

    or \\ge ptc ptc alter ancestors alter ancestor alter one gather ptc \\ps ptc ptc n n n n num vi ptc \\fa lavq ov tseevq-anr jawr-e aqpoeq aqpiq lavq ov tseevq-anr jawr-e aq ma tiq deq-or. \\ft All of the ancestors gather together. \

  17. A Computational Approach to the Joint Design of Distributed Data Compression and

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    Liu, Mingyan

    a field-gathering wireless sensor network. Each sensor is constrained individually by the amount of energy-gathering wireless sensor network, where each sensor collects certain data (e.g., temperature, pressure, wind speed snapshots given the energy constraint of each individual sensor. We will assume that each snapshot

  18. Fisheries Science & Management: a Brief History

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    Limburg, Karin E.

    decline in commercial fisheries ­ natural resources no longer viewed as inexhaustible #12;Fisheries sci ·Fields of ecology, fisheries science & management develop during early 1900s ·Scientists gather info in 3 1900s ·Scientists gather info in 3 areas critical for management: ·Inventory & describe fishes

  19. A Field Comparison of Performance Based Energy Efficient and Conventionally Constructed Homes in South Texas 

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    Schertz, S.; Stracener, J.

    1986-01-01

    50 percent less than a conventionally built home. The load data gathered for this study included whole-house HVAC Compressor, HVAC Air handler heating and water heater KWH by a 15 minute interval. The data was gathered using multi-channel magnetic...

  20. Joint China-United States Report for Year 1 Insulation Materials and Systems Project Area Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE)

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    Stovall, Therese K; Biswas, Kaushik; Song, Bo; Zhang, Sisi

    2012-08-01

    In November of 2009, the presidents of China and the U.S. announced the establishment of the Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). This broad research effort is co-funded by both countries and involves a large number of research centers and universities in both countries. One part of this program is focused on improving the energy efficiency of buildings. One portion of the CERC-BEE was focused on building insulation systems. The research objective of this effort was to Identify and investigate candidate high performance fire resistant building insulation technologies that meet the goal of building code compliance for exterior wall applications in green buildings in multiple climate zones. A Joint Work Plan was established between researchers at the China Academy of Building Research and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Efforts in the first year under this plan focused on information gathering. The objective of this research program is to reduce building energy use in China via improved building insulation technology. In cold regions in China, residents often use inefficient heating systems to provide a minimal comfort level within inefficient buildings. In warmer regions, air conditioning has not been commonly used. As living standards rise, energy consumption in these regions will increase dramatically unless significant improvements are made in building energy performance. Previous efforts that defined the current state of the built environment in China and in the U.S. will be used in this research. In countries around the world, building improvements have typically followed the implementation of more stringent building codes. There have been several changes in building codes in both the U.S. and China within the last few years. New U.S. building codes have increased the amount of wall insulation required in new buildings. New government statements from multiple agencies in China have recently changed the requirements for buildings in terms of energy efficiency and fire safety. A related issue is the degree to which new standards are adopted and enforced. In the U.S., standards are developed using a consensus process, and local government agencies are free to implement these standards or to ignore them. For example, some U.S. states are still using 2003 versions of the building efficiency standards. There is also a great variation in the degree to which the locally adopted standards are enforced in different U.S. cities and states. With a more central process in China, these issues are different, but possible impacts of variable enforcement efficacy may also exist. Therefore, current building codes in China will be compared to the current state of building fire-safety and energy-efficiency codes in the U.S. and areas for possible improvements in both countries will be explored. In particular, the focus of the applications in China will be on green buildings. The terminology of 'green buildings' has different meanings to different audiences. The U.S. research is interested in both new, green buildings, and on retrofitting existing inefficient buildings. An initial effort will be made to clarify the scope of the pertinent wall insulation systems for these applications.

  1. Operating and maintenance benefits of automated oven wall temperature measurement

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    Leuchtmann, K.P. [Thyssen Still Otto Anlagentechnik GmbH, Bochum (Germany); Hinz, D.; Bergbau, D. [Ruhrkohle Bergbau AG, Bottrop (Germany). Prosper Coking Plant; Platts, M. [Thyssen Still Otto Technical Services, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    1997-12-31

    For a very long time and regardless of all shortcomings associated with it, the manual measurement of the heating flue temperature has been the only method of monitoring the temperature prevailing in a coke oven battery and discovering weak points in the heating system. In the course of the last few years a number of automated temperature measuring systems have been developed that are intended to replace or supplement the manual heating flue measurement system. These measuring systems and their advantages/disadvantages are briefly described in this paper. Additionally, operational experience gathered with the oven chamber wall temperature measuring system is discussed in detail.

  2. STI-2062-1

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    Lai, Jason; Yu, Wensong; Meehan, Kathleen; Key, Tom; Huque, Aminul; Smith, Jeff; Grady, Mack

    2012-03-31

    This project investigated solar variability, power conversion and electric power grid response aspects of high penetration solar PV. These are the primary determining factors for acceptable penetration levels. Therefore, the study not only focused on the power system interactions, but also on the design of advanced power conditioners to explore more efficient design options and to look into advanced control impacts to the higher penetration PV deployment systems. Through extensive laboratory and field testing, the team gathered the essential information to better understand grid characteristics, PV systems configuration and power conditioning systems.

  3. Networked Lighting Power and Control Platform for Solid State Lighting in Commercial Office Applications

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    Covaro, Mark

    2012-08-15

    Redwood Systems' objective is to further accelerate the acceptance of solid state lighting (SSL) with fine grain and easy-to-use control. In addition, increased and improved sensor capability allows the building owner or user to gather data on the environment within the building. All of this at a cost equal to or less than that of code-compliant fluorescent lighting. The grant we requested and received has been used to further enhance the system with power conversion efficiency improvements and additional features. Some of these features, such as building management system (BMS) control, allow additional energy savings in non-lighting building systems.

  4. Library System Library System

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    Cinabro, David

    Library System #12;Library System 5150 Anthony Wayne Drive David Adamany Undergraduate Library that for the current fiscal year, we've been given an additional $600,000 for our library materials budget. We're very subscriptions. The Wayne State University Libraries are deeply committed to providing our faculty and students

  5. An integrated systems approach to remote retrieval of buried transuranic waste using a telerobotic transport vehicle, innovative end effector, and remote excavator

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    Smith, A.M.; Rice, P.; Hyde, R. [Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Peterson, R. [RAHCO International, Spokane, WA (United States)

    1995-02-01

    Between 1952 and 1970, over two million cubic feet of transuranic mixed waste was buried in shallow pits and trenches in the Subsurface Disposal Area at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Radioactive Waste Management Complex. Commingled with this two million cubic feet of waste is up to 10 million cubic feet of fill soil. The pits and trenches were constructed similarly to municipal landfills with both stacked and random dump waste forms such as barrels and boxes. The main contaminants are micron-sized particles of plutonium and americium oxides, chlorides, and hydroxides. Retrieval, treatment, and disposal is one of the options being considered for the waste. This report describes the results of a field demonstration conducted to evaluate technologies for excavating, and transporting buried transuranic wastes at the INEL, and other hazardous or radioactive waste sites throughout the US Department of Energy complex. The full-scale demonstration, conduced at RAHCO Internationals facilities in Spokane, Washington, in the summer of 1994, evaluated equipment performance and techniques for digging, dumping, and transporting buried waste. Three technologies were evaluated in the demonstration: an Innovative End Effector for dust free dumping, a Telerobotic Transport Vehicle to convey retrieved waste from the digface, and a Remote Operated Excavator to deploy the Innovative End Effector and perform waste retrieval operations. Data were gathered and analyzed to evaluate retrieval performance parameters such as retrieval rates, transportation rates, human factors, and the equipment`s capability to control contamination spread.

  6. OGLE-ing the Magellanic system: stellar populations in the Magellanic Bridge

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    Skowron, D. M.; Jacyszyn, A. M.; Udalski, A.; Szyma?ski, M. K.; Skowron, J.; Poleski, R.; Koz?owski, S.; Kubiak, M.; Pietrzy?ski, G.; Soszy?ski, I.; Mróz, P.; Pietrukowicz, P.; Ulaczyk, K.; Wyrzykowski, ?., E-mail: dszczyg@astrouw.edu.pl [Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory, Aleje Ujazdowskie 4, 00-478 Warszawa (Poland)

    2014-11-10

    We report the discovery of a young stellar bridge that forms a continuous connection between the Magellanic Clouds. This finding is based on number density maps for stellar populations found in data gathered by OGLE-IV that fully cover over 270 deg{sup 2} of the sky in the Magellanic Bridge area. This is the most extensive optical survey of this region to date. We find that the young population is present mainly in the western half of the MBR, which, together with the newly discovered young population in the eastern Bridge, form a continuous stream of stars connecting both galaxies along ? ? –73.5 deg. The young population distribution is clumped, with one of the major densities close to the SMC and the other fairly isolated and located approximately mid-way between the Clouds, which we call the OGLE island. These overdensities are well matched by H I surface density contours, although the newly found young population in the eastern Bridge is offset by ?2 deg north from the highest H I density contour. We observe a continuity of red clump stars between the Magellanic Clouds which represent an intermediate-age population. Red clump stars are present mainly in the southern and central parts of the Magellanic Bridge, below its gaseous part, and their presence is reflected by a strong deviation from the radial density profiles of the two galaxies. This may indicate either a tidal stream of stars, or that the stellar halos of the two galaxies overlap. On the other hand, we do not observe such an overlap within an intermediate-age population represented by the top of the red giant branch and the asymptotic giant branch stars. We also see only minor mixing of the old populations of the Clouds in the southern part of the Bridge, represented by the lowest part of the red giant branch.

  7. W-320 Department of Health documentation

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Bailey, J.W.

    1998-08-07

    The purpose of this document is to gather information required to show that Project W-320 is in compliance with Washington State Department of Health requirements as specified in Radioactive Air Emissions Notice of Construction Project W-320, Tank 241-C-106 Sluicing, DOE/RL-95-45. Specifically, that W-320 is in compliance with ASME N509-1989 (Nuclear Power Plant Air-Cleaning Units and Components) and ASME N5 10-1989 (Testing of Nuclear Air Treatment Systems) for the 296-C-006 exhaust system.

  8. Electrical installations in oil shale mines. Open file report 21 Sep 81-13 Aug 83

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Gillenwater, B.B.; Kline, R.J.; Paas, N.

    1983-08-01

    This report presents recommended guidelines and regulatory changes applicable to electrical installations in underground oil shale mines. These recommendations are based on information gathered from oil shale operators, government agencies, and other knowledgeable sources familiar with existing plans for mining systems and electrical installations, and on present understanding of the problems and hazards associated with oil shale mining. Additional discussions of specific electrical problems related to oil shale mining include ground fault current levels, permissible electric wheel motors, permissible batteries and electric starting systems, intrinsically safe instrumentation, and applicability of existing test standards.

  9. Folk Music in India Goes Digital School of Information

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    Parikh, Tapan S.

    purposes in the lives of villagers. Greene writes of village music in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu sing worksongs to take their minds off of their arduous labor. At the end of the day, men gather at tea

  10. Refinery Integration

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

    per 112014 MYPP: "The market potential of bio-oils as a feedstock for petroleum refineries is largely unknown. There is a need to gather information to understand the...

  11. Short residence time hydropyrolysis of coal. Technical progress report, 1 July-31 September 1980

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Saville, D. A.; Russel, W. B.

    1980-01-01

    In this quarterly report we update the status of the program to gather kinetic data for the pyrolysis and hydropyrolysis of coal and the combined theoretical and experimental effort to understand the role of plasticity in these processes.

  12. Testing the Subsistence Model for the Adoption of Ceramic Technology Among Coastal Sambaqui Foragers of Southern Brazil 

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    Crouch, Maria Shannon Parks

    2013-12-10

    This research tests the subsistence model for the adoption of ceramic technology among coastal fisher-hunter-gatherers of the southern Atlantic coast of Brazil (5000 to 600 BP). The subsistence model correlates the appearance ...

  13. A descriptive analysis of updated information and an evaluation of the effects of non-response in a case-control study of breast cancer and maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein 

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    Glendening, Elizabeth Noelle'

    1997-01-01

    The participants or their proxies of a case-control study of the relationship between maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and breast cancer (target population) were invited to complete a mail questionnaire to gather updated information about...

  14. 21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing About Media Change, Fall 2005

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    Evens, Aden

    The computer and related technologies have invaded our daily lives, have changed the way we communicate, do business, gather information, entertain ourselves. Even technology once considered distinctly "modern" - photography, ...

  15. Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Workshop

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Nearly 200 lighting industry leaders, chip makers, fixture and component manufacturers, and others gathered in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 21 and 22, 2009, for the first-ever DOE Solid-State...

  16. THE TWELFTH ANNUAL SOLID-STATE LIGHTING R&D WORKSHOP

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Nearly 300 researchers, manufacturers, and other industry insiders and observers gathered in San Francisco January 27–29, 2015, to participate in DOE's 12th annual Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&...

  17. Cosmos incognito : Vera Rubin shines light on dark matter

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    Yeager, Ashley

    2008-01-01

    This thesis, a profile of astronomer Vera Rubin, highlights her scientific achievements, most notably the irrefutable evidence she gathered to persuade the astronomical community that galaxies spin at a faster speed than ...

  18. Design and deploy : iterative methods in adapting mobile technologies for data acquisition : a case study in St. Louis, Missouri

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    Butts, Kuan

    2014-01-01

    Advancements in mobile technology provide the opportunity to explore not only how data gathering (e.g., surveying) can be eased through digital input mechanisms, but also how such devices can bring new resolution to data ...

  19. Radiation interchange modeling for active infrared proximity sensor design 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Piper, James Clarice

    1999-01-01

    . This research focuses on information gathered using active optical proximity sensors in the reflectance sensing mode. The portion of energy reflected to a given sensor in combination with the known location of the source and sensor elements provide the basic...

  20. Press Pass - Press Releases

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

    6-16 May 26, 2006 Press Contact: Kurt Riesselmann, Fermilab Public Affairs, 630-840-3351 Media advisory Chair of "Gathering Storm" panel gives public lecture on Wednesday, May 31...

  1. Development and Implementation of the SPHERES-Slosh Experiment

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    Hayhurst, Dustin Luke

    2014-01-01

    Understanding fluid slosh in a microgravity environment has the potential to make liquid-fueled spacecraft more effective. The SPHERES-Slosh Experiment gathers benchmarking data that can be used to validate computational ...

  2. Secretary of Energy Moniz Cuts Ribbon, Kicks Off Solar Decathlon...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    are able to tour the houses, gather ideas to use in their own homes, and learn how energy-saving features can help them save money today. The overall winner will be...

  3. his year's breakthrough captured the public's imagination with a se-

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Napp, Nils

    to recharge its batteries, the lander had a feverish 57 hours to gather data before it expired. Philae, and the cornuco- pia of information it is yielding, are what PHOTO:©ESA/ROSETTA/NAVCAM­CCBY-SAIGO3.0 Rosetta

  4. Prediction of daily food intake as a function of measurement modality and restriction status

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    Giuliani, NR; Tomiyama, AJ; Tomiyama, AJ; Mann, T; Mann, T; Berkman, ET

    2015-01-01

    a food craving regulation task during functional MRI andfunctional magnetic resonance imaging data gathered during a foodfunctional mag- netic resonance imaging (MRI), which allowed us to characterize the neural indices of food

  5. The Voices of Five African American Children of Incarcerated Parents 

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    Larke, Altricia

    2014-05-08

    On any given day, more than two million children are affected by the incarceration of their parents. A plethora of research has been gathered from the point of view of others involved in this American travesty, such as the ...

  6. Barriers for steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) smolt migration through the lower flood channel of Alameda Creek

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    Cervantes-Yoshida, Kristina

    2009-01-01

    and depth levels were not sufficient for smolt migration atmigration (e.g. temperature, cover from predation, depth). Imigration. Upon gathering field data, I plotted my data and noted average temperatures, slopes, and depths

  7. A STUDY OF PROPERTIES OF TYPE IA SUPERNOVA AND THE CALIBRATION OF MULTIBAND PHOTOMETRY 

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    Bastola, Deepak 1988-

    2012-04-27

    The peak luminosity of Type Ia Supernova (SN) can be calibrated using a distance independent luminosity parameter called the decline rate parameter (?m15 (B) to get accurate distances to the galaxies. The photometry gathered from the telescopes...

  8. Analysis of aircraft surface motion at Boston Logan International Airport

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    Alhanatis, Robert Elias

    The purpose of this thesis is to examine the nature of aircraft surface motion on the airport surface during normal operations. Twelve hours of radar data, gathered by MIT Lincoln Laboratories from Logan airport in Boston, ...

  9. Urban ideograms

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    Luarasi, Skender, 1976-

    2005-01-01

    This thesis offers the concept of Urban Ideograms. It is developed and crystallized through a strategic gathering and selection of specific textual and contextual information from various sources, such as the drawings of ...

  10. Insights into Industrial Energy Auditing from the EADC Program: An Academic Perspective 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Muller, M. R.; Polomski, P. P.

    1993-01-01

    Energy auditing as a tool for energy conservation is discussed using insights gained from data gathered from the DOE EADC program over a ten year period. Details about the contents of the database, procedures for it access and sample "products...

  11. All Four Quarters: A Retrospective and Analysis of the 2011 Collective Bargaining Process and Agreement in the National Football League

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    Deubert, Chris; Wong, Glenn M.; Howe, John

    2012-01-01

    art. LVIII, [hereinafter 2006 CBA], available at http://static.nfl.com/static/content/ public/image/cba/nfl-cba-2006-2012.pdf. 13 Lester Munson, Storm Clouds Gather

  12. Five-Year Technology Development Strategic Plan Targets EM’s Decommissioning Challenges

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders from EM headquarters and field offices and the UK’s Sellafield nuclear site gathered recently to discuss developing technologies needed to address decommissioning challenges across the Cold War cleanup program.

  13. Solar Supply Chain and Market Driver Analysis 

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    Martinez, Nicholas 1990-

    2012-05-09

    This study aims to explore the evolution of the photovoltaic supply chain in the United States and the drivers which foster growth of the solar market. The study will gather knowledge on the growth of the solar market and ...

  14. WEB HARVESTING Wolfgang Gatterbauer

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gatterbauer, Wolfgang

    WEB HARVESTING Wolfgang Gatterbauer Computer Science and Engineering University of Washington, USA SYNONYMS web data extraction, web information extraction, web mining DEFINITION Web harvesting describes the process of gathering and integrating data from var- ious heterogeneous web sources. Necessary input

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

  16. Planning Considerations Related to the Organic Contamination of Martian Samples and Implications for the Mars 2020 Rover

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    Sessions, A. L.

    Data gathered during recent NASA missions to Mars, particularly by the Rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity, have provided important insights into the past history and habitability of the Red Planet. The Mars science ...

  17. Alaska Forum on the Environment

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFN) is Alaska's largest statewide gathering of environmental professionals to cover sessions on climate change, energy, environmental regulations, cleanup and remediation, fish and wildlife, solid waste, and more.

  18. Shifting gears : redeveloping the downtown's cultural approach

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    Reder, Renee

    2010-01-01

    Downtowns of small cities and towns are often overlooked when thinking of cultural and gathering spaces. Unlike a large city that usually has a vibrant historical and cultural history represented by clustering of museums, ...

  19. Revision 1.1 2 April 2007 John Woods Department of Computer Science

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    Lucas, Simon M.

    will guide the choice of career. A first year equips you in: · Carbon footprint estimation and modelling · Intelligent charging · Changing a generation revisited, where do we go from here? · Carbon footprint gathering and collation. Carbon footprint calculations Taught

  20. NALWO CALENDAR 2014

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    Kolb - May 20, 12 p.m. SEPTEMBER Gathering at Artist Reception - Sept. 26, Wilson Hall Art Gallery 5 - 7 p.m. FEBRUARY Crpe Cooking Demonstration - Feb. 3 - Chez Leon 11 a.m. -...

  1. Interactive Bayesian identification of kinematic mechanisms

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    Barragán, Patrick R

    2015-01-01

    This thesis addresses the problem of identifying mechanisms based on data gathered from a robot's interaction with them. We present a decision-theoretic formulation of this problem, using Bayesian filtering techniques to ...

  2. An investigation of transportation methods of laptop computers and peripheral equipment 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Parker, Martha Katherine

    1997-01-01

    Laptop computer usage is a significant portion of business computer use. Many mobile computer users face problems with laptop and peripheral equipment transportation. This study gathered and analyzed data concerning three methods of laptop...

  3. UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN CARBON FOOTPRINT REPORT 2013

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kuttel, Michelle

    consulting firm ERM Southern Africa. Data gathering and calculations carried out by students of INFORMATION and Services for supporting and funding this project; to Anthony Dane of ERM environmental consulting for input

  4. Random Acts of Kindness: Helping Others Save Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A few years ago, my family gathered in Mississippi for a funeral. While we were there, we undertook the renovation of a living area and found it was quick and easy to make some energy efficient...

  5. High-interactivity radio : using the Internet to enhance community among radio listeners

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Easton, Joellen

    2005-01-01

    (cont.) This thesis examines the evidence of community among listeners to three radio programs, who gather online to discuss radio programming in blogs, message boards and discussion forums provided by those programs. The ...

  6. Last updated 7/11/12 Song Browser: Troyer Lab Software for

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Troyer, Todd W.

    Segmentation Hand labeling Calculate features Annotation Alignment References Introduction This package is an attempt to gather, debug and document a suite to provide a more thorough look at the output. This feature of the package can

  7. Workshop on Transients C.M. Greenfield

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    tokamak plasmas with the characteristics desired for a fusion power plant can be robustly produced Virtual workshop to gather community input Community (submits 2-page white papers and give short

  8. State-level workshops on ethanol for transportaton

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    Graf, Angela

    2004-01-01

    The Ethanol Workshop Series (EWS) was intended to provide a forum for interest groups to gather and discuss what needs to be accomplished to facilitate ethanol production in-state using local biomass resources.

  9. Exploring Reading and Mathematics Integration in Preschool-Aged Children 

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    Godwin, Amber Joyce

    2015-07-23

    research had already been conducted on the effects of using reading and mathematics instruction concurrently with young children. The results of this meta-synthesis indicated that although that type of symbiotic instruction is gathering research interest...

  10. Transformations in Lighting: The Ninth Annual Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Nearly 300 researchers, manufacturers, and other industry insiders and observers gathered in Atlanta January 31–February 2, 2012, to participate in DOE's "Transformations in Lighting" Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Workshop.

  11. Transformations in Lighting: The Eighth Annual Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    More than 350 researchers, manufacturers, and other industry insiders and observers gathered in San Diego February 1–3, 2011, to participate in DOE's "Transformations in Lighting" Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Workshop.

  12. 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The 2014 Summer Study is the 18th biennial ACEEE conference on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. A diverse group of professionals from around the world will gather at this pre-eminent meeting to...

  13. Island Tools and Trainings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Islands can use the tools below to gather data for decision makers and run scenarios on potential energy investments. Tailored trainings provide in-person, onsite guidance and best practices for implementing clean energy solutions.

  14. NETWORK TOMOGRAPHY: NEW RIGOROUS APPROACHES FOR DISCRETE AND CONTINUOUS PROBLEMS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Baras, John S.

    of the problem formulations and solutions are inspired by generalizations of "electric impedance problems of interconnected hetero- geneous sensors gathering and transmitting information about the weather, road traffic lines and equipment in communication networks, medical diagnostics, monitoring of power grids

  15. Coordinated planning of air and space assets : an optimization and learning based approach

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Robinson, Eric John, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    collect information. This may include taking pictures of the ground, gathering infrared photos, taking atmospheric pressure measurements, or any conceivable form of data collection. Often these separate organizations have ...

  16. 2Q CY2001 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Facility Representive Program Performance Indicators (PIs) Quarterly Report is attached covering the period from April to June 2001. Data for these indicators are gathered by the Field elements...

  17. 2Q CY2000 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    "The Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators (PIs) Quarterly Report is attached, covering the period from April 2000 to June 2000. Data for these indicators are gathered by the Field...

  18. TheTrajectory A FLIGHT PATH FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lightsey, Glenn

    , Inc. · ExxonMobil · Facility Solutions Group · Flare Inudstries · Fluor · GE Aviation · Garmin a hands-on opportunity in the design process of rockets · Gather data to optimize launch alti- tude, range

  19. Rhizomatous motivational aspects of Hispanic/Latino students in regular high school programs 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ruiz, Elsa Cantu

    2007-04-25

    As mathematics teachers gain knowledge of what factors students perceive as motivating, they will be able to create a classroom environment that better increases motivation. Thus, the information gathered from this study ...

  20. Directory of Energy Data Collection Forms: Forms in use as of October 1996

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-12-01

    This is the twentieth edition of the Directory of Energy Collection Data Forms, an authoritative listing of selected public use forms currently used as basic energy information gathering tools by the Department of Energy.

  1. A stochastic approach to risk assessment of hazardous waste sites 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Arangath, Vishwanathan Vasu

    1995-01-01

    A deterministic risk assessment model was evaluated for the variability in its input parameters, Information on these variables was gathered to characterize the variability. Statistical distributions were assigned to the variables based...

  2. Moderators of the Safety Climate-Injury Relationship: A Meta-Analytic Examination 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Beus, Jeremy M.

    2010-07-14

    and group levels of analysis. Hypotheses were posited regarding the effects of six moderators: study design (i.e., retrospective or prospective), the time frame for gathering injury data, the degree of content contamination and deficiency in safety climate...

  3. Fact #685: July 25, 2011 Reasons for Buying a Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    General Motors has been gathering feedback from customers who purchased the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, which is the only plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) on the market today. Through May 2011, about 2,100...

  4. S P E C I A L ublic service and active involvement in the issues facing our

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Fairbanks, Richard G.

    student "eco-reps" gathered five 26-foot trailers full of donations for the Salvation Army and donated 500-world applications to scientific problems. Greek Squad Each of the 34 recognized fraterni- ties and sororities

  5. Acquisition and processing pitfall associated with the clipping of near-surface seismic reflection traces

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sloan, Steven D.; Steeples, Don W.; Malin, Peter E.

    2008-01-01

    The processing of clipped seismic traces may produce high-frequency wavelets that can be misinterpreted as reflections in filtered shot gathers and common-midpoint (CMP) stacked sections. To illustrate this effect, a near-surface CMP seismic...

  6. The effects of demographics and pet ownership on attachment towards and opinion about owned and unowned free-roaming cats 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ramon, Melanie Elaine

    2009-05-15

    A telephone questionnaire was developed to collect information on pet owners, cat ownership patterns, and people's opinions about homeless pets. A 7-day observation log was also developed to gather information about free-roaming cats in Caldwell, TX...

  7. DOE NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec Conference

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    More than 150 energy sector leaders—including nearly 100 asset owners and operators—gathered at the 2009 EnergySec Annual Summit in Seattle, WA, on Sept. 23-24, where researchers from the...

  8. COMMUNICATION A comprehensive

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    COMMUNICATION A comprehensive communication degree from the Elliott School of Communication relations, or applied communication. Our program is interdisciplinary in nature, reflecting the contemporary belief that all communication media are engaged in essentially the same functions--gathering information

  9. Shifted Rastrigin's function 1000D Rastrigin's Convergence

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    of the Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-00OR22725. Driver Optimizer PRIME Evaluator Initialization Export_Iter_Parameters Import_Iter_Results Export/Import_Migrants Cleanup Manager: Initialization Distribute_Evals Gather

  10. Problems with Science Teaching and Learning for English Language Learners in One Diverse Elementary School 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Rodriguez, Karen Margaret

    2012-10-19

    practices in terms of science instruction and learning for English Language Learners (ELL). This study also analyzed information gathered from teacher lesson plan and classroom observations. The participants' awareness of the instructional practices...

  11. The economic effects of surface transport deregulation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Li, Yong, 1974-

    2002-01-01

    Over the past two decades, the deregulation of surface transport at both national and international levels has gathered momentum, particularly within the United States and European Union. The structural and performance ...

  12. Spatial empowerment : the appropriation of public spaces by Filipina domestic workers in Hong Kong

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Tillu, Jasmine Susanna

    2011-01-01

    On a typical Sunday afternoon, hundreds of Filipina domestic workers (FDW) gather on the floor of public spaces in prime real estate areas of downtown Hong Kong. Over the last few decades, Hong Kong experienced rapid ...

  13. Building an All-of-the-Above Portfolio with Loan Guarantees for...

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

    by discussing the role loan guarantees can play in helping to build a strong U.S. nuclear power industry for the future before a gathering of industry professionals at the...

  14. Juvenile Responses to Household Ecology

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sugiyama, Lawrence S.

    discussion addresses longstanding issues in hunter-gatherer stud- ies: are there recurrent features of hunter). In Putaya, eleven open-sided thatched houses with raised palm wood floors were located along both sides

  15. Understanding the Evolution of Signing Bonuses and Guaranteed Money in the National Football League: Preparing for the 2011 Collective Bargaining Negotiations

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Deubert, Chris; Wong, Glenn M.

    2009-01-01

    Storm clouds gather and lockout looms large in NFL laborSee The Associated Press, Lockout over salary cap shuts downid=1992793 (explaining that a lockout in the NHL can- celled

  16. Skyrmion Behavior Revealed by Two X-Ray Studies

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

    All peaks fall on an arc (white line) representing the constant amplitude of the skyrmion wave vector. In one skyrmion study done at the ALS, researchers gathered element-specific,...

  17. Biomechanics of common carotid arteries from mice heterozygous for mgR, the most common mouse model of Marfan syndrome 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Taucer, Anne Irene

    2009-05-15

    complications affecting the normal population, including hypertension and atherosclerosis. Therefore, it is imperative to gather biomechanical data from the Marfan vasculature so that clinicians may predict the effects of vascular complications in Marfan...

  18. Supply chain management for fast-moving products in the electronic industry

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zafiriou, Konstantinos F

    2006-01-01

    The objective of this Thesis was to strategically redesign and transform the supply chain of a series of detonators in a leading Company serving the oil and gas industry. The scope of the Thesis included data gathering and ...

  19. Energy use of US residential refrigerators and freezers: function derivation based on household and climate characteristics

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Greenblatt, Jeffery

    2013-01-01

    of RECS annual energy consumption data with a UAF functionGather as much field energy consumption data as possible 2.field energy consumption from RECS data Standard-size

  20. Ancient west Eurasian ancestry in southern and eastern Africa

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pickrell, Joseph K.

    The history of southern Africa involved interactions between indigenous hunter–gatherers and a range of populations that moved into the region. Here we use genome-wide genetic data to show that there are at least two ...

  1. A neighborhood alternative energy plant

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Brooks, Douglas James

    1982-01-01

    A design that proposes the redefinition of the role of a power plant facility within a community by creating a humane environment for recreation, education, community gathering, living, and energy production; rather than ...

  2. Energy Innovation: Green Button Initiative Empowering Americans...

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

    100 energy leaders and innovators recently gathered for a Green Button event in San Diego to share best practices and identify new applications, tools, and services that aim to...

  3. OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Informatio...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    to access over 5 million e-prints gathered from nearly 28,000 world-wide databases and web-sites. Numerous OSTI innovations ensure that the E-print Network's documents are of...

  4. AQUATIC PLANT CONTROL RESEARCH PROGRAM

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    POn~e. Including the time for re"i~lng Instructions, ~ar(hing existing data sources. gathering and matnta~nlng the d.·ta needed~ and compl~lng and reYI~lng the colle

  5. Literary Gestations: Giving Birth to Writing, 1722-1831

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Raisanen, Elizabeth Ruth

    2013-01-01

    the Shadowy Female appears to Orc as a “shadowy Vortex” in “gestates and gives birth to Orc: […] Enitharmon sick, Felt aBU, E 79) As the fetal Orc gathers strength and develops

  6. Pan climatic humans : shaping thermal habits in an unconditioned society

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mackey, Chris (Christopher William)

    2015-01-01

    The relationship between people and the thermal environment has a profound impact on lifestyle and culture, influencing what we wear, what spaces we gather around, and how we go about our lives. Yet this relation is often ...

  7. A review of "The Sacred and Profane in English Renaissance Literature" edited by Mary A. Papazian 

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    Roebuck, Graham

    2009-01-01

    46 seventeenth-century news Mary A. Papazian, ed. The Sacred and Profane in English Renaissance Literature. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008. 377 pp. $75.00. Review by graham roebuck, mcmaster university The thirteen essays gathered here...

  8. A Framework for Analyzing Human Mobility in Online Social Networks

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Solomon, Zev Israel

    2012-01-01

    and gather data on pollution in the city. This data is laterNetwork to monitor pollution in the city of Macao. Theinformation. Pollution in major cities is a large problem

  9. Street-level air quality : exploring the feasibility of a cyclist-led, crowdsourced map in Singapore and Mexico

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Holub, Amalia R. (Amalia Rae)

    2014-01-01

    This thesis explores the feasibility of creating a street-level air quality map, whereby cyclists gather data through a participatory sensing process as they ride around the city. I explore two primary areas required for ...

  10. 14.33 Economics Research and Communication, Fall 2004

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ellison, Sara

    This course will guide students through the process of forming economic hypotheses, gathering the appropriate data, analyzing them, and effectively communicating their results. All students will be expected to have ...

  11. Enterprise architecture landscape in Singapore Government agencies

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wong, Ming Fai

    2013-01-01

    This paper reports results of a study done to understand the Enterprise Architecture (EA) landscape in Singapore Government Agencies, to gather some best practices in doing EA in these agencies, and to postulate how the ...

  12. The COOP : shared space infrastructure for the creative city

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    Olson, Timothy R. (Timothy Richard)

    2011-01-01

    The urban mainstream suffers from a lack of space. Kitchens are too small to hold a gathering of friends. Spare bedrooms, garages, basements, offices and parlors are foregone in the interest of compaction. The Rise of the ...

  13. Integrated reservoir study of the Monument Northwest field: a waterflood performance evaluation 

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    Nduonyi, Moses Asuquo

    2009-05-15

    methodology for a deterministic approach. The data history of the wells in the field beginning from spud date were gathered and analyzed into information necessary for building an upscaled reservoir model of the field. Means of increasing production...

  14. Energy Department's Fossil Energy Chief to Tour Western Michigan...

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

    Energy to Depart Feb. 1 Energy Department Nominees Confirmed by U.S. Senate International Clean Coal, Carbon Capture Experts to Gather at 28th Annual Pittsburgh Coal Conference...

  15. Mortuary Correlates of Maya Cranial Shaping in the Pasion Region 

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    Biggs, Jack

    2013-02-04

    circumferentially around the head or the use of compression devices, in order to attain desired head shapes. Using cranial data gathered from the sites within the Pasión region (such as Altar de Sacraficios, Seibal, Aguateca, Dos Pilas, and Tamarindito) along...

  16. Fermilab | Newsroom | Press Releases | [TITLE

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

    to Press Release PDF Click to read answers to FAQ about the Higgs boson. Med Res | Hi Res | EPS After more than 10 years of gathering and analyzing data produced by the U.S....

  17. Japanese Scientific And Technology Information in the United States - Public Policy and Private Initiatives

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    Samuels, Richard J.

    In January 1983 a group of US government, industry and university information specialists gathered at MIT to take stock of efforts to monitor, acquire, assess, and disseminate Japanese scientific and technical information ...

  18. Evolution of stadium design/

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    Yaroni, Erika (Erika Liat)

    2012-01-01

    Stadiums are more than just facilities for organized sport; they offer a gathering site for people with shared interest, provide economic benefits to the surrounding community, and most importantly represent the advancements ...

  19. 27 OCTOBER 2006 VOL 314 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org582 CREDITS:TIMCONNOR;(INSET)COURTESYOFTHENATIONALPARKSERVICE/YOSEMITEMUSEUM

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gruner, Daniel S.

    that it still needs no filtration. The environmental cost was steep, however: The dam flooded Hetch Hetchy say the pro- posal is gathering steam, and it did get a boost this summer when a state analysis

  20. Micro Level Data Analysis in Continuous Commissioning®: A Case Study 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Khan, S.; Bible, M.

    2012-01-01

    method of CC? project savings measurement is using building utility data gathered over several months before and after implementation (IPMVP- Option C) ? May take up to 12 months ?Open loop? ? Fail to demonstrate the success or failure...

  1. Folk Song 5, Sun

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sgrol dkar skyid

    This song describes the sun’s passage across the sky over the course of a day. People sing this song in the mountains when they go to herd. Sometimes people sing this song during New Year gatherings. ??????????????????? ?????????????...

  2. Real-Time Quantitative Imaging of Failure Events in Materials...

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

    25 March 2013 00:00 Gathering information on the evolution of small cracks in ceramic matrix composites used in hostile environments such as in gas turbines and hypersonic flights...

  3. Animal sentinel surveillance: evaluating domestic dogs as sentinels for zoonotic pathogen surveillance 

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    Halliday, J.E.B.

    2010-01-01

    The capacity of zoonotic pathogens to infect multiple hosts creates surveillance challenges but also provides opportunities to gather data from animal species that can be used to understand risks to human health. This ...

  4. Conference Impression

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hugo E. Schwarz

    1999-12-22

    This paper gives a personal impression of the conference ``Asymmetrical PNe II: From Origins to Microstructures'', flags some of the highlights, gathers together some facts and terminology, and indicates some promising future lines of work in this field.

  5. Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop (held in Washington, D.C., on June 26, 2012) gathered stakeholders from industry and academia to discuss the current state of the art for sustainable nanomat...

  6. Facebook, Writing and Language Learner Variables at a Large Metropolitan Community College

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Dixon, Gregory A.

    2011-05-31

    This study gathered information on student engagement with Facebook, and described non-native English speakers' (NNS) expectations and experience. This also assessed the relationship this technology has with writing efficacy and compared NNS...

  7. Robust Markets Something to Bank On

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    laureates, attended the event. The gathering took place in the fellowship house of the dismantled in the Animal Kingdom PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY 48 Superconductivity Is Pair Work Since their discovery 100 years ago

  8. Perceptions of Cyberbullying from Secondary School Administrators in Texas 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mitzner, Kris Doreen

    2012-02-14

    This mixed method study examined perceptions and experiences of secondary school administrators in Texas regarding cyberbullying. It was designed to gather quantitative information related to cyberbullying in secondary school campuses in Texas...

  9. One-Way Wave Propagators For Velocity Analysis On Curvilinear Coordinates

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    Budkick, Scott

    2008-01-01

    Due to present computational limitations, migration by the one-way wave equation remains an integral tool in seismic exploration. For the realistic interpretation of common image point gathers, it is necessary that migration ...

  10. Re-constructing place and community : urban heritage and the symbolic politics of neighborhood revitalization

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    Serda, Daniel

    2003-01-01

    Inner-city neighborhoods have gathered new life as the hopeful settings for the resurrection of community, safety, economy, and social vitality. Preservationists, artists, historians, and urban designers make bold claims ...

  11. THE REGIONAL INTEGRATION OF PROTECTED AREAS: A STUDY OF CANADA'S NATIONAL PARKS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Smith, Dan

    of the park region. The second section of the chapter lists and reviews several documents gathered-electric dams, is a major geographical feature of the MR&GNP region. The Revelstoke Dam is located three

  12. Social fMRI : measuring and designing social mechanisms using mobile phones

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Aharony, Nadav

    2012-01-01

    A key challenge of data-driven social science is the gathering of high quality multi-dimensional datasets. A second challenge relates to the design and execution of social experiments in the real world that are as reliable ...

  13. History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gadagkar, Raghavendra

    of workers, a small number of drones and only one queen. While the drones do nothing except mate, and die she has gathered from numerous drones from foreign colonies and stored in her body, to make new

  14. The Role of Japan in Modern Chinese Art

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Fogel, Joshua A.

    2013-01-01

    N. Abrams, 1996. ———. Art, Tea, and Industry: Masuda Takashiworks. Those involved in this tea gathering included notmeien zushi, 3: 14b – 15a. Tea and the Art Market Figure

  15. Stratigraphy and Paleodepositional Interpretation of the Lower Nacatoch Formation (Maastrichtian), Robertson County, Texas 

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    Sims, III, Frank Wayne

    2014-02-03

    were gathered to create cross-sections and maps used to interpret geometries, sediment distribution, grain sizes, fauna, and internal stratigraphy of the lower Nacatoch. In the study area on the northwestern corner of Robertson County, Texas, the lower...

  16. Wavefield Analysis of Rayleigh Waves for Near-Surface Shear-Wave Velocity

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zeng, Chong

    2011-05-18

    Shear (S)-wave velocity is a key property of near-surface materials and is the fundamental parameter for many environmental and engineering geophysical studies. Directly acquiring accurate S-wave velocities from a seismic shot gather is usually...

  17. Center for Water Resources Research Annual Technical Report

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    -cost unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as genetic sampling to determine the relative contribution of seeds vs. unflooded conditions; (3) assessment of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in gathering real

  18. SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK -VISION 2017 GUIDING PRINCIPLES

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Su, Xiao

    learning spaces, gathering places and technology infrastructure. We create a welcoming, vibrant, and safe. BELONGINGNESS - Ratings on Campus Climate Survey "UNBOUNDED LEARNING" Enhance student success through continuous services) "AGILITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY" Improve organizational responsiveness through an advanced technology

  19. How reputation transfers across categorical boundaries

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    Leung, Ming D.; Ng, Weiyi

    2013-01-01

    activity, we gathered bid and transaction data for the timewe remove from the data all bids sellers with no priorThese activity data includes both job description and bid

  20. Jezi?ni slojevi i struktura me?imurske hidronimije

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Brozovi? Ron?evi?, Dunja; Vir?, Ines

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines and describes the hydronymy of Me?imurje, the far northern region of Croatia. Field research aimed at the systematic gathering, analysis and classification of names of bodies of water throughout Me?imurje. The classification...

  1. HPCTW | Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

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

    HPCTW Introduction HPCTW is a set of libraries that may be linked to in order to gather MPI usage and hardware performance counter information. Location HPCTW is installed in:...

  2. Occupational requirements as compared to worker capabilities with respect to total weight lifted per day 

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    Narvaez, Angela Marae

    1998-01-01

    , this research was designed to compare worker capabilities with tasks regularly required in the work environment. Data was gathered on 442 (403 male, 39 female) experienced manual material handlers from a variety of companies with the intent of determining...

  3. Revving up Energy Efficiency at the Cummins Plant in Jamestown...

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

    at new heating and cooling equipment, efficient lighting, and upgrades to controls in the boiler room. Making it up to the roof, tour participants gathered in front of recently...

  4. Microfluidic Systems Integrated Microfluidic Systems**

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ismagilov, Rustem F.

    Microfluidic Systems Integrated Microfluidic Systems** Rustem F. Ismagilov* Keywords: analytical methods · enzymes · microfluidics · microreactors · protein structures Microfluidic systems use networks of channels thinner than a human hair to manipulate nanoliter volumes of re- agents. The goal of microfluidics

  5. Transformations in Lighting: The Seventh Annual Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    More than 350 researchers, manufacturers, and other industry insiders and observers gathered in Raleigh, N.C., February 2–4, 2010, to participate in the "Transformations in Lighting" Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, hosted by DOE. The workshop was the seventh annual DOE meeting to accelerate SSL technology advances and guide market introduction of quality SSL products, and it brought together a diverse gathering of participants to share insights, ideas, and updates.

  6. In-Process Analysis Program for the Isolock sampler at the Gunite and Associated Tanks, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1998-05-01

    The In-Process Analysis Program documents the requirements for handling, transporting, and analyzing waste slurry samples gathered by the Bristol Isolock slurry sampler from the Gunite and Associated Tanks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Composite samples will be gathered during sludge retrieval operations, labeled, transported to the appropriate laboratory, and analyzed for physical and radiological characteristics. Analysis results will be used to support occupational exposure issues, basic process control management issues, and prediction of radionuclide flow.

  7. Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Alonso, Carol T. (Orinda, CA); Bender, Donald A. (Dublin, CA); Bowman, Barry R. (Livermore, CA); Burnham, Alan K. (Livermore, CA); Chesnut, Dwayne A. (Pleasanton, CA); Comfort, III, William J. (Livermore, CA); Guymon, Lloyd G. (Livermore, CA); Henning, Carl D. (Livermore, CA); Pedersen, Knud B. (Livermore, CA); Sefcik, Joseph A. (Tracy, CA); Smith, Joseph A. (Livermore, CA); Strauch, Mark S. (Livermore, CA)

    1993-01-01

    An oil/gas separator is disclosed that can be utilized to return the burning wells in Kuwait to production. Advantageously, a crane is used to install the separator at a safe distance from the well. The gas from the well is burned off at the site, and the oil is immediately pumped into Kuwait's oil gathering system. Diverters inside the separator prevent the oil jet coming out of the well from reaching the top vents where the gas is burned. The oil falls back down, and is pumped from an annular oil catcher at the bottom of the separator, or from the concrete cellar surrounding the well.

  8. Benchmark enclosure fire suppression experiments - phase 1 test report.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Figueroa, Victor G.; Nichols, Robert Thomas; Blanchat, Thomas K.

    2007-06-01

    A series of fire benchmark water suppression tests were performed that may provide guidance for dispersal systems for the protection of high value assets. The test results provide boundary and temporal data necessary for water spray suppression model development and validation. A review of fire suppression in presented for both gaseous suppression and water mist fire suppression. The experimental setup and procedure for gathering water suppression performance data are shown. Characteristics of the nozzles used in the testing are presented. Results of the experiments are discussed.

  9. Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Alonso, C.T.; Bender, D.A.; Bowman, B.R.; Burnham, A.K.; Chesnut, D.A.; Comfort, W.J. III; Guymon, L.G.; Henning, C.D.; Pedersen, K.B.; Sefcik, J.A.; Smith, J.A.; Strauch, M.S.

    1993-03-09

    An oil/gas separator is disclosed that can be utilized to return the burning wells in Kuwait to production. Advantageously, a crane is used to install the separator at a safe distance from the well. The gas from the well is burned off at the site, and the oil is immediately pumped into Kuwait's oil gathering system. Diverters inside the separator prevent the oil jet coming out of the well from reaching the top vents where the gas is burned. The oil falls back down, and is pumped from an annular oil catcher at the bottom of the separator, or from the concrete cellar surrounding the well.

  10. 21st Century Locomotive Technology: Quarterly Technical Status Report 9 DOE/AL68284-TSR09

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lembit Salasoo; Paul Houpt; Jennifer Topinka; Anthony Furman

    2005-06-29

    Locomotive-scale single cylinder engine with common rail fuel injection data was gathered to explore the fuel consumption and particulate matter emissions entitlement. A structured experiment on thermal spray application of polymer based compressor abradables was begun. Turbine performance improvements were found due to metallic abradables coatings. Hybrid energy storage battery ripple current and long-term cycling tests have been performed. Final track test of advanced energy management system was performed. Fuel optimization computational methods have been enhanced, and a prototype real-time graphic interface developed.

  11. User's Guide to the Energy Charting and Metrics Tool (ECAM)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Taasevigen, Danny J.; Koran, William

    2012-02-28

    The intent of this user guide is to provide a brief description of the functionality of the Energy Charting and Metrics (ECAM) tool, including the expanded building re-tuning functionality developed for Pacific Northwest National laboratory (PNNL). This document describes the tool's general functions and features, and offers detailed instructions for PNNL building re-tuning charts, a feature in ECAM intended to help building owners and operators look at trend data (recommended 15-minute time intervals) in a series of charts (both time series and scatter) to analyze air-handler, zone, and central plant information gathered from a building automation system (BAS).

  12. System Effectiveness

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Powell, Danny H; Elwood Jr, Robert H

    2011-01-01

    An effective risk assessment system is needed to address the threat posed by an active or passive insider who, acting alone or in collusion, could attempt diversion or theft of nuclear material. It is critical that a nuclear facility conduct a thorough self-assessment of the material protection, control, and accountability (MPC&A) system to evaluate system effectiveness. Self-assessment involves vulnerability analysis and performance testing of the MPC&A system. The process should lead to confirmation that mitigating features of the system effectively minimize the threat, or it could lead to the conclusion that system improvements or upgrades are necessary to achieve acceptable protection against the threat. Analysis of the MPC&A system is necessary to understand the limits and vulnerabilities of the system to internal threats. Self-assessment helps the facility be prepared to respond to internal threats and reduce the risk of theft or diversion of nuclear material. MSET is a self-assessment or inspection tool utilizing probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) methodology to calculate the system effectiveness of a nuclear facility's MPC&A system. MSET analyzes the effectiveness of an MPC&A system based on defined performance metrics for MPC&A functions based on U.S. and international best practices and regulations. A facility's MC&A system can be evaluated at a point in time and reevaluated after upgrades are implemented or after other system changes occur. The total system or specific subareas within the system can be evaluated. Areas of potential performance improvement or system upgrade can be assessed to determine where the most beneficial and cost-effective improvements should be made. Analyses of risk importance factors show that sustainability is essential for optimal performance. The analyses reveal where performance degradation has the greatest detrimental impact on total system risk and where performance improvements have the greatest reduction in system risk. The risk importance factors show the amount of risk reduction achievable with potential upgrades and the amount of risk reduction actually achieved after upgrades are completed. Applying the risk assessment tool gives support to budget prioritization by showing where budget support levels must be sustained for MC&A functions most important to risk. Results of the risk assessment are also useful in supporting funding justifications for system improvements that significantly reduce system risk.

  13. Calibration and Validation of a FAST Floating Wind Turbine Model of the DeepCwind Scaled Tension-Leg Platform: Preprint

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    Stewart, G.; Lackner, M.; Robertson, A.; Jonkman, J.; Goupee, A.

    2012-05-01

    With the intent of improving simulation tools, a 1/50th-scale floating wind turbine atop a TLP was designed based on Froude scaling by the University of Maine under the DeepCwind Consortium. This platform was extensively tested in a wave basin at MARIN to provide data to calibrate and validate a full-scale simulation model. The data gathered include measurements from static load tests and free-decay tests, as well as a suite of tests with wind and wave forcing. A full-scale FAST model of the turbine-TLP system was created for comparison to the results of the tests. Analysis was conducted to validate FAST for modeling the dynamics of this floating system through comparison of FAST simulation results to wave tank measurements. First, a full-scale FAST model of the as-tested scaled configuration of the system was constructed, and this model was then calibrated through comparison to the static load, free-decay, regular wave only, and wind-only tests. Next, the calibrated FAST model was compared to the combined wind and wave tests to validate the coupled hydrodynamic and aerodynamic predictive performance. Limitations of both FAST and the data gathered from the tests are discussed.

  14. Distribution of CO2 ice on the large moons of Uranus and evidence for compositional stratification of their near-surfaces

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    Cartwright, Richard J; Rivkin, Andy S; Trilling, David E; Pinilla-Alonso, Noemi

    2015-01-01

    The surfaces of the large Uranian satellites are characterized by a mixture of H2O ice and a dark, potentially carbon-rich, constituent, along with CO2 ice. At the mean heliocentric distance of the Uranian system, native CO2 ice should be removed on timescales shorter than the age of the Solar System. Consequently, the detected CO2 ice might be actively produced. Analogous to irradiation of icy moons in the Jupiter and Saturn systems, we hypothesize that charged particles caught in Uranus' magnetic field bombard the surfaces of the Uranian satellites, driving a radiolytic CO2 production cycle. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the distribution of CO2 ice by analyzing near-infrared (NIR) spectra of these moons, gathered using the SpeX spectrograph at NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) (2000 - 2013). Additionally, we made spectrophotometric measurements using images gathered by the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) onboard the Spitzer Space Telescope (2003 - 2005). We find that the detected CO2 ice is ...

  15. Power system

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    Hickam, Christopher Dale (Glasford, IL)

    2008-03-18

    A power system includes a prime mover, a transmission, and a fluid coupler having a selectively engageable lockup clutch. The fluid coupler may be drivingly connected between the prime mover and the transmission. Additionally, the power system may include a motor/generator drivingly connected to at least one of the prime mover and the transmission. The power-system may also include power-system controls configured to execute a control method. The control method may include selecting one of a plurality of modes of operation of the power system. Additionally, the control method may include controlling the operating state of the lockup clutch dependent upon the mode of operation selected. The control method may also include controlling the operating state of the motor/generator dependent upon the mode of operation selected.

  16. Battery system

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    Dougherty, Thomas J; Wood, Steven J; Trester, Dale B; Andrew, Michael G

    2013-08-27

    A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells and a system configured for passing a fluid past at least a portion of the plurality of battery cells in a parallel manner.

  17. Declarative Systems

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    Condie, Tyson

    2011-01-01

    Google and ibm join in cloud computing research, 2007. [61]task schedulers in a cloud computing system — that we feltturn to the topic of cloud computing [10] and introduce the

  18. CDP - Adaptive Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Technology for Infrastructure Protection

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    Marco Carvalho; Richard Ford

    2012-05-14

    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems are a type of Industrial Control System characterized by the centralized (or hierarchical) monitoring and control of geographically dispersed assets. SCADA systems combine acquisition and network components to provide data gathering, transmission, and visualization for centralized monitoring and control. However these integrated capabilities, especially when built over legacy systems and protocols, generally result in vulnerabilities that can be exploited by attackers, with potentially disastrous consequences. Our research project proposal was to investigate new approaches for secure and survivable SCADA systems. In particular, we were interested in the resilience and adaptability of large-scale mission-critical monitoring and control infrastructures. Our research proposal was divided in two main tasks. The first task was centered on the design and investigation of algorithms for survivable SCADA systems and a prototype framework demonstration. The second task was centered on the characterization and demonstration of the proposed approach in illustrative scenarios (simulated or emulated).

  19. Systems Studies

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    Graham, R.L.

    1998-03-17

    The Systems Studies Activity had two objectives: (1) to investigate nontechnical barriers to the deployment of biomass production and supply systems and (2) to enhance and extend existing systems models of bioenergy supply and use. For the first objective, the Activity focused on existing bioenergy markets. Four projects were undertaken: a comparative analysis of bioenergy in Sweden and Austria; a one-day workshop on nontechnical barriers jointly supported by the Production Systems Activity; the development and testing of a framework for analyzing barriers and drivers to bioenergy markets; and surveys of wood pellet users in Sweden, Austria and the US. For the second objective, two projects were undertaken. First, the Activity worked with the Integrated BioEnergy Systems (TBS) Activity of TEA Bioenergy Task XIII to enhance the BioEnergy Assessment Model (BEAM). This model is documented in the final report of the IBS Activity. The Systems Studies Activity contributed to enhancing the feedstock portion of the model by developing a coherent set of willow, poplar, and switchgrass production modules relevant to both the US and the UK. The Activity also developed a pretreatment module for switchgrass. Second, the Activity sponsored a three-day workshop on modeling bioenergy systems with the objectives of providing an overview of the types of models used to evaluate bioenergy and promoting communication among bioenergy modelers. There were nine guest speakers addressing different types of models used to evaluate different aspects of bioenergy, ranging from technoeconomic models based on the ASPEN software to linear programming models to develop feedstock supply curves for the US. The papers from this workshop have been submitted to Biomass and Bioenergy and are under editorial review.

  20. Department of Systems & Information

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    Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    , communication systems, control systems, economic systems, energy and environmental systems, human factors systems, safety-critical systems, wireless communications, game theory and artificial intelligenceDeveloping Leaders of Innovation Department of Systems & Information Engineering #12;In the U