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  1. Estimation of the parameters in the generalized gamma distribution 

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    Collins, Claude Ann

    1966-01-01

    is th E(K ) - e r {(6y + r)/6) /I'(y), /6 & ? y ~ otherwise (1. 4) Assuming now that 6 & 0 and all moments exist and are given by (1. 4), then the coefficient of variation may be written [T(y) I'{(6y + 2)/6) ? I' {(6y + 1)/6)] / T{(6y + 1)/6) (1. 5... are printed out. C PROGRAM } ~ ESTIMATION OF PARAMETERS OF GENERALIZED GAMMA DISTRIBUTION C DIMENSION XO(500 ) eEPT(500) eFREQ (500) ePT& 500) ekF(500) ~ XN(500 ') DI MENS ION X & 2e 500 ) ~ S ( 2e 3) e Y (3 ~ '500 ) e TFREQ (3e 500 ) ~ SUMX (2 ) READ (5 e...

  2. A two-parameter generalization of the complete elliptic integral of the second kind

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    M. L. Glasser

    2007-09-09

    The two parameter generalization of the complete elliptic integral of the second kind discussed recently by Barsan is expressed in terms of ordinary complete elliptic integrals.

  3. Nash equilibria in quantum games with generalized two-parameter strategies

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    Adrian P. Flitney; Lloyd C. L. Hollenberg

    2006-10-11

    In the Eisert protocol for 2 X 2 quantum games [Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 3077], a number of authors have investigated the features arising from making the strategic space a two-parameter subset of single qubit unitary operators. We argue that the new Nash equilibria and the classical-quantum transitions that occur are simply an artifact of the particular strategy space chosen. By choosing a different, but equally plausible, two-parameter strategic space we show that different Nash equilibria with different classical-quantum transitions can arise. We generalize the two-parameter strategies and also consider these strategies in a multiplayer setting.

  4. Parameter switching in a generalized Duffing system: Finding the stable attractors

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    Marius-F. Danca; Nicolae Lung

    2014-09-30

    This paper presents a simple periodic parameter-switching method which can find any stable limit cycle that can be numerically approximated in a generalized Duffing system. In this method, the initial value problem of the system is numerically integrated and the control parameter is switched periodically within a chosen set of parameter values. The resulted attractor matches with the attractor obtained by using the average of the switched values. The accurate match is verified by phase plots and Hausdorff distance measure in extensive simulations.

  5. A two-parameter generalization of the complete elliptic integral of second kind

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    Victor Barsan

    2007-08-17

    A two-parameter generalization of the complete elliptic integral of second kind is expressed in terms of the Appell function $F_{4}$. This function is further reduced to a quite simple bilinear form in the complete elliptic integrals $K$ and $E$. The physical applications are briefly mentioned.

  6. Constraining Parameters of Generalized Cosmic Chaplygin Gas in Loop Quantum Cosmology

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    Chayan Ranjit; Ujjal Debnath

    2014-09-20

    We have assumed the FRW universe in loop quantum cosmology (LQC) model filled with the dark matter and the Generalized Cosmic Chaplygin gas (GCCG) type dark energy where dark matter follows the linear equation of state. We present the Hubble parameter in terms of the observable parameters $\\Omega_{m0}$ and $H_{0}$ with the redshift $z$ and the other parameters like $A$, $B$, $w_{m}$, $ \\omega$ and $\\alpha$ which coming from our model. From Stern data set (12 points)\\& SNe Type Ia 292 data (from \\cite{Riess1,Riess2,Astier}) we have obtained the bounds of the arbitrary parameters by minimizing the $\\chi^{2}$ test. The best-fit values of the parameters are obtained by 66\\%, 90\\% and 99\\% confidence levels. Next due to joint analysis with Stern+BAO and Stern+BAO+CMB observations, we have also obtained the bounds of the parameters ($A,B$) by fixing some other parameters $\\alpha$, $w_{m}$ and $\\omega$. From the best fit values of the parameters, we have obtained the distance modulus $\\mu(z)$ for our theoretical GCCG model in LQC and from Supernovae Type Ia (union2 sample 552 data from [\\cite{Amanullah}] \\& Riess 292 data from [\\cite{Riess1,Riess2,Astier}]), we have concluded that our model is in agreement with the Supernovae Type Ia sample data. In addition, we have investigated in details about the various types of Future Singularities that may be formed in this model and it is notable that our model is completely free from any types of future singularities.

  7. Parameter Estimation Through Ignorance

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    Hailiang Du; Leonard A. Smith

    2012-06-06

    Dynamical modelling lies at the heart of our understanding of physical systems. Its role in science is deeper than mere operational forecasting, in that it allows us to evaluate the adequacy of the mathematical structure of our models. Despite the importance of model parameters, there is no general method of parameter estimation outside linear systems. A new relatively simple method of parameter estimation for nonlinear systems is presented, based on variations in the accuracy of probability forecasts. It is illustrated on the Logistic Map, the Henon Map and the 12-D Lorenz96 flow, and its ability to outperform linear least squares in these systems is explored at various noise levels and sampling rates. As expected, it is more effective when the forecast error distributions are non-Gaussian. The new method selects parameter values by minimizing a proper, local skill score for continuous probability forecasts as a function of the parameter values. This new approach is easier to implement in practice than alternative nonlinear methods based on the geometry of attractors or the ability of the model to shadow the observations. New direct measures of inadequacy in the model, the "Implied Ignorance" and the information deficit are introduced.

  8. Solvation Free Energy of Biomacromolecules: Parameters for a Modified Generalized Born Model Consistent with the AMBER Force Field

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    Jayaram, Bhyravabotla

    Solvation Free Energy of Biomacromolecules: Parameters for a Modified Generalized Born Model provides rapid estimates of the electrostatic free energies of solvation for diverse molecules of parameters compatible with the AMBER force field is described. The method is used to estimate free energies

  9. APS Storage Ring Parameters

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    next up previous Next: Main Parameters APS Storage Ring Parameters M. Borland, G. Decker, L. Emery, W. Guo, K. Harkay, V. Sajaev, C.-Y. Yao Advanced Photon Source September 8, 2010...

  10. Storage Ring Parameters

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  11. Parameterizing the Deceleration Parameter

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    Diego Pavón; Ivan Duran; Sergio del Campo; Ramón Herrera

    2012-12-31

    We propose and constrain with the latest observational data three parameterizations of the deceleration parameter, valid from the matter era to the far future. They are well behaved and do not diverge at any redshift. On the other hand, they are model independent in the sense that in constructing them the only assumption made was that the Universe is homogeneous and isotropic at large scales.

  12. Storage Ring Parameters

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  13. Storage Ring Parameters

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  14. Photon Source Parameters

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  15. Photon Source Parameters

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  16. The energy balancing parameter

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    Walton R. Gutierrez

    2011-05-10

    A parameter method is introduced in order to estimate the relationship among the various variables of a system in equilibrium, where the potential energy functions are incompletely known or the quantum mechanical calculations very difficult. No formal proof of the method is given; instead, a sufficient number of valuable examples are shown to make the case for the method's usefulness in classical and quantum systems. The mathematical methods required are quite elementary: basic algebra and minimization of power functions. This method blends advantageously with a simple but powerful approximate method for quantum mechanics, sidestepping entirely formal operators and differential equations. It is applied to the derivation of various well-known results involving centrally symmetric potentials for a quantum particle such as the hydrogen-like atom, the elastic potential and other cases of interest. The same formulas provide estimates for previously unsolved cases. PACS: 03.65.-w 30.00.00

  17. Hydrocarbon Reservoir Parameter Estimation Using

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    van Vliet, Lucas J.

    Hydrocarbon Reservoir Parameter Estimation Using Production Data and Time-Lapse Seismic #12;#12;Hydrocarbon Reservoir Parameter Estimation Using Production Data and Time-Lapse Seismic PROEFSCHRIFT ter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Recovery process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.3 Field

  18. LUNAR SOIL SIMULATION TRAFFICABILITY PARAMETERS

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    LUNAR SOIL SIMULATION and TRAFFICABILITY PARAMETERS by W. David Carrier, III Lunar Geotechnical.0 RECOMMENDED LUNAR SOIL TRAFFICABILITY PARAMETERS Table 9.14 in the Lunar Sourcebook (Carrier et al. 1991, p. 529) lists the current recommended lunar soil trafficability parameters: bc = 0.017 N/cm2 bN = 35° K

  19. Subsurface Geotechnical Parameters Report

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    D. Rigby; M. Mrugala; G. Shideler; T. Davidsavor; J. Leem; D. Buesch; Y. Sun; D. Potyondy; M. Christianson

    2003-12-17

    The Yucca Mountain Project is entering a the license application (LA) stage in its mission to develop the nation's first underground nuclear waste repository. After a number of years of gathering data related to site characterization, including activities ranging from laboratory and site investigations, to numerical modeling of processes associated with conditions to be encountered in the future repository, the Project is realigning its activities towards the License Application preparation. At the current stage, the major efforts are directed at translating the results of scientific investigations into sets of data needed to support the design, and to fulfill the licensing requirements and the repository design activities. This document addresses the program need to address specific technical questions so that an assessment can be made about the suitability and adequacy of data to license and construct a repository at the Yucca Mountain Site. In July 2002, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published an Integrated Issue Resolution Status Report (NRC 2002). Included in this report were the Repository Design and Thermal-Mechanical Effects (RDTME) Key Technical Issues (KTI). Geotechnical agreements were formulated to resolve a number of KTI subissues, in particular, RDTME KTIs 3.04, 3.05, 3.07, and 3.19 relate to the physical, thermal and mechanical properties of the host rock (NRC 2002, pp. 2.1.1-28, 2.1.7-10 to 2.1.7-21, A-17, A-18, and A-20). The purpose of the Subsurface Geotechnical Parameters Report is to present an accounting of current geotechnical information that will help resolve KTI subissues and some other project needs. The report analyzes and summarizes available qualified geotechnical data. It evaluates the sufficiency and quality of existing data to support engineering design and performance assessment. In addition, the corroborative data obtained from tests performed by a number of research organizations is presented to reinforce conclusions derived from the pool of data gathered within a full QA-controlled domain. An evaluation of the completeness of the current data is provided with respect to the requirements for geotechnical data to support design and performance assessment.

  20. DER Program Weibull Strength Parameter Requirements for

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    Pennycook, Steve

    an acceptable component failure rate. Utilize NASA/CARES to back-calculate Weibull parameter pairs that when Wereszczak Oak Ridge National Laboratory Curt Johnson General Electric Corporate Research & Development the quality of the parameter estimates. This effect is depicted relative to the material performance curves

  1. Confidence belts on bounded parameters

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    J. Bouchez

    2000-01-13

    We show that the unified method recently proposed by Feldman and Cousins to put confidence intervals on bounded parameters cannot avoid the possibility of getting null results. A modified bayesian approach is also proposed (although not advocated) which ensures no null results and proper coverage.

  2. Observational constraints and cosmological parameters

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    Antony Lewis

    2006-04-02

    I discuss the extraction of cosmological parameter constraints from the recent WMAP 3-year data, both on its own and in combination with other data. The large degeneracies in the first year data can be largely broken with the third year data, giving much better parameter constraints from WMAP alone. The polarization constraint on the optical depth is crucial to obtain the main results, including n_s < 1 in basic six-parameter models. Almost identical constraints can also be obtained using only temperature data with a prior on the optical depth. I discuss the modelling of secondaries when extracting parameter constraints, and show that the effect of CMB lensing is about as important as SZ and slightly increases the inferred value of the spectral index. Constraints on correlated matter isocurvature modes are not radically better than before, and the data is consistent with a purely adiabatic spectrum. Combining WMAP 3-year data with data from the Lyman-alpha forest suggests somewhat higher values for sigma_8 than from WMAP alone.

  3. Optimizing parameters for predicting the geochemical behavior...

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    parameters for predicting the geochemical behavior and performance of discrete fracture networks in geothermal systems Optimizing parameters for predicting the geochemical...

  4. The cosmological parameters from supernovae

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    P. Ruiz-Lapuente

    1997-10-02

    Supernovae are bright luminous stellar objects observable up to redshifts close to z~1. They are used to probe the geometry of the Universe and its expansion rate by applying different methods. In this article, I review various approaches used to measure the present expansion rate of the Universe, $H_{0}$, and the paths to determine its matter density $\\Omega_{M}$ and the possible contribution of a non-zero cosmological constant $\\Lambda$. An account is given of the numerical estimates of those cosmological parameters according to the present status of the research.

  5. THIRD AND FOURTH STOKES PARAMETERS IN POLARIMETRIC

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    Tsang, Leung

    THIRD AND FOURTH STOKES PARAMETERS IN POLARIMETRIC PASSIVE MICROWAVE REMOTE SENSING OF ROUGH and fourth Stokes parameters. In particular, the fourth Stokes parameter can be large for such geometrical configurations. Results show that the nonzero third and fourth Stokes parameters exist for all frequencies

  6. System and method for motor parameter estimation

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    Luhrs, Bin; Yan, Ting

    2014-03-18

    A system and method for determining unknown values of certain motor parameters includes a motor input device connectable to an electric motor having associated therewith values for known motor parameters and an unknown value of at least one motor parameter. The motor input device includes a processing unit that receives a first input from the electric motor comprising values for the known motor parameters for the electric motor and receive a second input comprising motor data on a plurality of reference motors, including values for motor parameters corresponding to the known motor parameters of the electric motor and values for motor parameters corresponding to the at least one unknown motor parameter value of the electric motor. The processor determines the unknown value of the at least one motor parameter from the first input and the second input and determines a motor management strategy for the electric motor based thereon.

  7. Least square fitting with one parameter less

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    Bernd A. Berg

    2015-05-28

    It is shown that whenever the multiplicative normalization of a fitting function is not known, least square fitting by $\\chi^2$ minimization can be performed with one parameter less than usual by converting the normalization parameter into a function of the remaining parameters and the data.

  8. Dynamical Topological Order Parameters far from Equilibrium

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    Jan Carl Budich; Markus Heyl

    2015-09-21

    We report the discovery of a novel topological quantum number, represented by a momentum space winding number of the Pancharatnam geometric phase, that is dynamically defined and can change its integer value at discrete times where so called dynamical quantum phase transitions (DQPTs) occur. By contrast, straightforward non-equilibrium generalizations of conventional topological invariants are well known to be constants of motion under coherent time evolution. DQPTs have been recently introduced as a non-equilibrium analog in quantum real-time evolution of conventional phase transitions, where increasing time replaces the notion of conventional control parameters such as temperature. Here, studying quantum quenches in two-banded Bogoliubov de Gennes models, we identify for the first time a quantity that can be seen as the dynamical analog of an order parameter which changes its topologically quantized value at DQPTs.

  9. Sensitivity analysis of Stirling engine design parameters

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    Naso, V.; Dong, W.; Lucentini, M.; Capata, R.

    1998-07-01

    In the preliminary Stirling engine design process, the values of some design parameters (temperature ratio, swept volume ratio, phase angle and dead volume ratio) have to be assumed; as a matter of fact it can be difficult to determine the best values of these parameters for a particular engine design. In this paper, a mathematical model is developed to analyze the sensitivity of engine's performance variations corresponding to variations of these parameters.

  10. Adsorption Thermodynamics and Intrinsic Activation Parameters...

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    Adsorption Thermodynamics and Intrinsic Activation Parameters for Monomolecular Cracking of n-Alkanes on Bronsted Acid Sites in Zeolites Previous Next List Amber Janda, Bess...

  11. Optimal Online Learning with Matrix Parameters

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    Nie, Jiazhong

    2015-01-01

    Learning Problem: the Expert Setting 1.2 Learning Matrixwith Dense Instance Matrices . . . . . . . . .Optimal Online Learning with Matrix Parameters by Jiazhong

  12. Local Regression with Meaningful Parameters Rafael A. Irizarry

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    Irizarry, Rafael A.

    Local Regression with Meaningful Parameters Rafael A. Irizarry Abstract Local regression or loess squares. In this paper we will present a version of local regression that fits more general parametric, and financial data are included. KEY WORDS: Local Regression, Harmonic Model, Meaningful Parameters, Sound

  13. PARAMETER ESTIMATION IN PETROLEUM AND GROUNDWATER MODELING

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    Ewing, Richard E.

    PARAMETER ESTIMATION IN PETROLEUM AND GROUNDWATER MODELING R.E. Ewing, M.S. Pilant, J.G. Wade on grand challenge problems. In today's petroleum industry, reservoir simulators are routinely used parameters in petroleum and groundwater models. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather to give

  14. MFV Reductions of MSSM Parameter Space

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    S. S. AbdusSalam; C. P. Burgess; F. Quevedo

    2015-02-09

    The 100+ free parameters of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) make it computationally difficult to compare systematically with data, motivating the study of specific parameter reductions such as the cMSSM and pMSSM. Here we instead study the reductions of parameter space implied by using minimal flavour violation (MFV) to organise the R-parity conserving MSSM, with a view towards systematically building in constraints on flavour-violating physics. Within this framework the space of parameters is reduced by expanding soft supersymmetry-breaking terms in powers of the Cabibbo angle, leading to a 24-, 30- or 42-parameter framework (which we call MSSM-24, MSSM-30, and MSSM-42 respectively), depending on the order kept in the expansion. We provide a Bayesian global fit to data of the MSSM-30 parameter set to show that this is manageable with current tools. We compare the MFV reductions to the 19-parameter pMSSM choice and show that the pMSSM is not contained as a subset. The MSSM-30 analysis favours a relatively lighter TeV-scale pseudoscalar Higgs boson and $\\tan \\beta \\sim 10$ with multi-TeV sparticles.

  15. Precision Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation Parameters with KamLAND

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    ODonnell, Thomas Michael

    2011-01-01

    resolution parameters. . . . . . Best-fit energy resolutionBest-fit energy scale parameters . . . . . . . . DescriptionTable 4.3: Best-fit energy resolution parameters (Equation

  16. Inverse Modeling of Hydrologic Parameters Using Surface Flux...

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    estimated include surface and subsurface runoff generation parameters and vadose zone soil water parameters. We find that using model parameters calibrated by the least-square...

  17. Quantifying the parameters of successful agricultural producers 

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    Kaase, Gregory Herman

    2006-08-16

    The primary purpose of the study was to quantify the parameters of successful agricultural producers. Through the use of the Financial and Risk Management (FARM) Assistance database, this study evaluated economic measures ...

  18. Precision Electroweak Parameters and the Higgs Mass

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    William J. Marciano

    2000-03-17

    The status of various precisely measured electroweak parameters is reviewed. Natural relations among them are shown to constrain the Higgs mass, m_H, via quantum loop effects to relatively low values. A comparison with direct Higgs searches is made.

  19. Lensed CMB simulation and parameter estimation

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    Antony Lewis

    2010-11-16

    Modelling of the weak lensing of the CMB will be crucial to obtain correct cosmological parameter constraints from forthcoming precision CMB anisotropy observations. The lensing affects the power spectrum as well as inducing non-Gaussianities. We discuss the simulation of full sky CMB maps in the weak lensing approximation and describe a fast numerical code. The series expansion in the deflection angle cannot be used to simulate accurate CMB maps, so a pixel remapping must be used. For parameter estimation accounting for the change in the power spectrum but assuming Gaussianity is sufficient to obtain accurate results up to Planck sensitivity using current tools. A fuller analysis may be required to obtain accurate error estimates and for more sensitive observations. We demonstrate a simple full sky simulation and subsequent parameter estimation at Planck-like sensitivity. The lensed CMB simulation and parameter estimation codes are publicly available.

  20. Integral data analysis for resonance parameters determination

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    Larson, N.M.; Leal, L.C.; Derrien, H.

    1997-09-01

    Neutron time-of-flight experiments have long been used to determine resonance parameters. Those resonance parameters have then been used in calculations of integral quantities such as Maxwellian averages or resonance integrals, and results of those calculations in turn have been used as a criterion for acceptability of the resonance analysis. However, the calculations were inadequate because covariances on the parameter values were not included in the calculations. In this report an effort to correct for that deficiency is documented: (1) the R-matrix analysis code SAMMY has been modified to include integral quantities of importance, (2) directly within the resonance parameter analysis, and (3) to determine the best fit to both differential (microscopic) and integral (macroscopic) data simultaneously. This modification was implemented because it is expected to have an impact on the intermediate-energy range that is important for criticality safety applications.

  1. Compressing measurements in quantum dynamic parameter estimation

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    Magesan, Easwar

    We present methods that can provide an exponential savings in the resources required to perform dynamic parameter estimation using quantum systems. The key idea is to merge classical compressive sensing techniques with ...

  2. Inhomogeneity-induced variance of cosmological parameters

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    Alexander Wiegand; Dominik J. Schwarz

    2012-02-18

    Modern cosmology relies on the assumption of large-scale isotropy and homogeneity of the Universe. However, locally the Universe is inhomogeneous and anisotropic. So, how can local measurements (at the 100 Mpc scale) be used to determine global cosmological parameters (defined at the 10 Gpc scale)? We use Buchert's averaging formalism and determine a set of locally averaged cosmological parameters in the context of the flat Lambda cold dark matter model. We calculate their ensemble means (i.e. their global values) and variances (i.e. their cosmic variances). We apply our results to typical survey geometries and focus on the study of the effects of local fluctuations of the curvature parameter. By this means we show, that in the linear regime cosmological backreaction and averaging can be reformulated as the issue of cosmic variance. The cosmic variance is found largest for the curvature parameter and discuss some of its consequences. We further propose to use the observed variance of cosmological parameters to measure the growth factor. [abbreviated

  3. Beyond six parameters: extending $\\Lambda$CDM

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    Di Valentino, Eleonora; Silk, Joseph

    2015-01-01

    Cosmological constraints are usually derived under the assumption of a $6$ parameters $\\Lambda$-CDM theoretical framework or simple one-parameter extensions. In this paper we present, for the first time, cosmological constraints in a significantly extended scenario, varying up to $12$ cosmological parameters simultaneously, including the sum of neutrino masses, the neutrino effective number, the dark energy equation of state, the gravitational waves background and the running of the spectral index of primordial perturbations. Using the latest Planck 2015 data release (with polarization) we found no significant indication for extensions to the standard $\\Lambda$-CDM scenario, with the notable exception of the angular power spectrum lensing amplitude, $A_{\\rm lens}$ that is larger than the expected value at more than two standard deviations even when combining the Planck data with BAO and supernovae type Ia external datasets. In our extended cosmological framework, we find that a combined Planck+BAO analysis co...

  4. Earth Similarity Index with two free parameters

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    Chandra, Suresh; Sharma, Mohit K

    2015-01-01

    We have derived Earth Similarity Index (ESI) with two free parameters m and T. These free parameters are optimized with the consideration that the planet Mars is almost similar to the Earth. For the optimized values of free parameters, the interior-ESI, surface-ESI and ESI for some planets are calculated. The results for m = 0.8 and T = 0.8 are compared with the values obtained by Schulze-Makuch {\\it et al.} (2011). We have found that the exoplanet 55 Cnc f is within 10% away from the threshold value T. The exoplanets HD 69830 c, 55 Cnc c, 55 Cnc f, 61 Vir d and HIP 57050 b are found to have ESI within 10% from the threshold value.

  5. Time as a parameter of statistical ensemble

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    Sergei Viznyuk

    2011-11-26

    The notion of time is derived as a parameter of statistical ensemble representing the underlying system. Varying population numbers of microstates in statistical ensemble result in different expectation values corresponding to different times. We show a single parameter which equates to the notion of time is logarithm of the total number of microstates in statistical ensemble. We discuss the implications of proposed model for some topics of modern physics: Poincar\\'e recurrence theorem vs. Second Law of Thermodynamics, matter vs. anti-matter asymmetry of the universe, expansion of the universe, Big Bang.

  6. Front End Chicane Parameters J. Scott Berg

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    McDonald, Kirk

    with best transmission for a given proton energy cutoff For higher proton energy cutoffs, two sets proton energy cutoffs Best cutoff will depend on downstream details Lower cutoff energy requires less parameters for high energy cutoff Not dealing with absorber for low energy protons Chicane field is 2 T Could

  7. Breaking parameter modulated chaotic secure communication system

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    G. Alvarez; F. Montoya; M. Romera; G. Pastor

    2003-11-20

    This paper describes the security weakness of a recently proposed secure communication method based on parameter modulation of a chaotic system and adaptive observer-based synchronization scheme. We show that the security is compromised even without precise knowledge of the chaotic system used.

  8. MIXMAX random number generator. Generalised parameters

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    Savvidy, Konstantin

    2015-01-01

    We are exploring the parameter space of the MIXMAX random number generator, which is based on Kolmogorov-Anosov C-system defined on a torus. For a two-parameter family of C-system operators A(N,s), parametrised by the integers N and s, we found new larger values of N. One can deduce from this data that the entropy and the period are sharply increasing with N. For all of these parameters, the sequence passes all tests in the BigCrush suite. For the largest of them, N=44851, the period approaches million digits. The generator with N=256 and s=487013230256099064 has the best combination of speed, reasonable size of the state and availability for implementing the parallelisation and is currently the default generator in the ROOT software package at CERN. A three-parameter generator A(N,s,m) of the MIXMX family of generators is also presented, and it provides high quality statistical properties for small values of N.

  9. Filtering and parameter estimation for electricity

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    Fournier, John J.F.

    Filtering and parameter estimation for electricity markets by Alberto Molina-Escobar B to be particularly difficult for electricity, where markets are complex, and ex- hibit a number of unique features, mainly due to the problems involved in storing electricity. In this thesis we propose three models

  10. Socio-Economic Status "Defining" SES parameters

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    Gabrieli, John

    Socio-Economic Status Data "Defining" SES parameters · Objective SES: · Individual and/or householdArthur Ladder) · In Community (MacArthur Ladder) · Other considerations: · Social, economic, and psychological personal evaluation be reflection of self-esteem? - Half parent/half subject reports - Evidence

  11. Cosmological parameter estimation using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)

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    Jayanti Prasad; Tarun Souradeep

    2012-07-02

    Obtaining the set of cosmological parameters consistent with observational data is an important exercise in current cosmological research. It involves finding the global maximum of the likelihood function in the multi-dimensional parameter space. Currently sampling based methods, which are in general stochastic in nature, like Markov-Chain Monte Carlo(MCMC), are being commonly used for parameter estimation. The beauty of stochastic methods is that the computational cost grows, at the most, linearly in place of exponentially (as in grid based approaches) with the dimensionality of the search space. MCMC methods sample the full joint probability distribution (posterior) from which one and two dimensional probability distributions, best fit (average) values of parameters and then error bars can be computed. In the present work we demonstrate the application of another stochastic method, named Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), that is widely used in the field of engineering and artificial intelligence, for cosmological parameter estimation from WMAP seven years data. We find that there is a good agreement between the values of the best fit parameters obtained from PSO and publicly available code COSMOMC. However, there is a slight disagreement between error bars mainly due to the fact that errors are computed differently in PSO. Apart from presenting the results of our exercise, we also discuss the merits of PSO and explain its usefulness in more extensive search in higher dimensional parameter space.

  12. Generic Structures in Parameter Space and Ratchet Transport

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    Alan Celestino; Cesar Manchein; Holokx A. Albuquerque; Marcus W. Beims

    2011-11-06

    This work reports the existence of Isoperiodic Stable Ratchet Transport Structures in the parameter spaces dissipation versus spatial asymmetry and versus phase of a ratchet model. Such structures were found [Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 234101 (2011)] in the parameter space dissipation versus amplitude of the ratchet potential and they appear to have generic shapes and to align themselves along preferred directions in the parameter space. Since the ratchet current is usually larger inside these structures, this allows us to make general statements about the relevant parameters combination to obtain an efficient ratchet current. Results of the present work give further evidences of the suggested generic properties of the isoperiodic stable structures in the context of ratchet transport.

  13. Parameters of cosmological models and recent astronomical observations

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    Sharov, G.S.; Vorontsova, E.G., E-mail: german.sharov@mail.ru, E-mail: elenavor@inbox.ru [Tver state university, 170002, Sadovyj per. 35, Tver (Russian Federation)

    2014-10-01

    For different gravitational models we consider limitations on their parameters coming from recent observational data for type Ia supernovae, baryon acoustic oscillations, and from 34 data points for the Hubble parameter H(z) depending on redshift. We calculate parameters of 3 models describing accelerated expansion of the universe: the ?CDM model, the model with generalized Chaplygin gas (GCG) and the multidimensional model of I. Pahwa, D. Choudhury and T.R. Seshadri. In particular, for the ?CDM model 1? estimates of parameters are: H{sub 0}=70.262±0.319 km {sup -1}Mp {sup -1}, ?{sub m}=0.276{sub -0.008}{sup +0.009}, ?{sub ?}=0.769±0.029, ?{sub k}=-0.045±0.032. The GCG model under restriction 0?? is reduced to the ?CDM model. Predictions of the multidimensional model essentially depend on 3 data points for H(z) with z?2.3.

  14. Cosmological parameter estimation using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)

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    Prasad, Jayanti

    2011-01-01

    Obtaining the set of cosmological parameters consistent with observational data is an important exercise in current cosmological research. It involves finding the global maximum of the likelihood function in the multi-dimensional parameter space. Currently sampling based methods, which are in general stochastic in nature, like Markov-Chain Monte Carlo(MCMC), are being commonly used for parameter estimation. The beauty of stochastic methods is that the computational cost grows, at the most, linearly in place of exponentially (as in grid based approaches) with the dimensionality of the search space. MCMC methods sample the full joint probability distribution (posterior) from which one and two dimensional probability distributions, best fit (average) values of parameters and then error bars can be computed. In the present work we demonstrate the application of another stochastic method, named Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), that is widely used in the field of engineering and artificial intelligence, for cosmo...

  15. Calibrated Hydrothermal Parameters, Barrow, Alaska, 2013

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    Atchley, Adam; Painter, Scott; Harp, Dylan; Coon, Ethan; Wilson, Cathy; Liljedahl, Anna; Romanovsky, Vladimir

    A model-observation-experiment process (ModEx) is used to generate three 1D models of characteristic micro-topographical land-formations, which are capable of simulating present active thaw layer (ALT) from current climate conditions. Each column was used in a coupled calibration to identify moss, peat and mineral soil hydrothermal properties to be used in up-scaled simulations. Observational soil temperature data from a tundra site located near Barrow, AK (Area C) is used to calibrate thermal properties of moss, peat, and sandy loam soil to be used in the multiphysics Advanced Terrestrial Simulator (ATS) models. Simulation results are a list of calibrated hydrothermal parameters for moss, peat, and mineral soil hydrothermal parameters.

  16. UPRE method for total variation parameter selection

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    Wohlberg, Brendt [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lin, Youzuo [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    Total Variation (TV) Regularization is an important method for solving a wide variety of inverse problems in image processing. In order to optimize the reconstructed image, it is important to choose the optimal regularization parameter. The Unbiased Predictive Risk Estimator (UPRE) has been shown to give a very good estimate of this parameter for Tikhonov Regularization. In this paper we propose an approach to extend UPRE method to the TV problem. However, applying the extended UPRE is impractical in the case of inverse problems such as de blurring, due to the large scale of the associated linear problem. We also propose an approach to reducing the large scale problem to a small problem, significantly reducing computational requirements while providing a good approximation to the original problem.

  17. Parameter estimation, nonlinearity and Occam's razor

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    Leandro M. Alonso

    2014-10-30

    Nonlinear systems are capable of displaying complex behavior even if this is the result of a small number of interacting time scales. A widely studied case is when complex dynamics emerges out of a nonlinear system being forced by a simple harmonic function. In order to identify if a recorded time series is the result of a nonlinear system responding to a simpler forcing, we develop a discrete nonlinear transformation for time series based on synchronization techniques. This allows a parameter estimation procedure which simultaneously searches for a good fit of the recorded data, and small complexity of a fluctuating driving parameter. We illustrate this procedure using data from respiratory patterns during birdsong production.

  18. Calibrated Hydrothermal Parameters, Barrow, Alaska, 2013

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    Atchley, Adam; Painter, Scott; Harp, Dylan; Coon, Ethan; Wilson, Cathy; Liljedahl, Anna; Romanovsky, Vladimir

    2015-01-29

    A model-observation-experiment process (ModEx) is used to generate three 1D models of characteristic micro-topographical land-formations, which are capable of simulating present active thaw layer (ALT) from current climate conditions. Each column was used in a coupled calibration to identify moss, peat and mineral soil hydrothermal properties to be used in up-scaled simulations. Observational soil temperature data from a tundra site located near Barrow, AK (Area C) is used to calibrate thermal properties of moss, peat, and sandy loam soil to be used in the multiphysics Advanced Terrestrial Simulator (ATS) models. Simulation results are a list of calibrated hydrothermal parameters for moss, peat, and mineral soil hydrothermal parameters.

  19. Bayesian parameter estimation for effective field theories

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    Wesolowski, S; Furnstahl, R J; Phillips, D R; Thapaliya, A

    2015-01-01

    We present procedures based on Bayesian statistics for effective field theory (EFT) parameter estimation from data. The extraction of low-energy constants (LECs) is guided by theoretical expectations that supplement such information in a quantifiable way through the specification of Bayesian priors. A prior for natural-sized LECs reduces the possibility of overfitting, and leads to a consistent accounting of different sources of uncertainty. A set of diagnostic tools are developed that analyze the fit and ensure that the priors do not bias the EFT parameter estimation. The procedures are illustrated using representative model problems and the extraction of LECs for the nucleon mass expansion in SU(2) chiral perturbation theory from synthetic lattice data.

  20. Surveillance of industrial processes with correlated parameters

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    White, A.M.; Gross, K.C.; Kubic, W.L.; Wigeland, R.A.

    1996-12-17

    A system and method for surveillance of an industrial process are disclosed. The system and method includes a plurality of sensors monitoring industrial process parameters, devices to convert the sensed data to computer compatible information and a computer which executes computer software directed to analyzing the sensor data to discern statistically reliable alarm conditions. The computer software is executed to remove serial correlation information and then calculate Mahalanobis distribution data to carry out a probability ratio test to determine alarm conditions. 10 figs.

  1. Surveillance of industrial processes with correlated parameters

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    White, Andrew M. (Skokie, IL); Gross, Kenny C. (Bolingbrook, IL); Kubic, William L. (Sante Fe, NM); Wigeland, Roald A. (Olympia Fields, IL)

    1996-01-01

    A system and method for surveillance of an industrial process. The system and method includes a plurality of sensors monitoring industrial process parameters, devices to convert the sensed data to computer compatible information and a computer which executes computer software directed to analyzing the sensor data to discern statistically reliable alarm conditions. The computer software is executed to remove serial correlation information and then calculate Mahalanobis distribution data to carry out a probability ratio test to determine alarm conditions.

  2. Fast cosmological parameter estimation using neural networks

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    T. Auld; M. Bridges; M. P. Hobson; S. F. Gull

    2007-09-17

    We present a method for accelerating the calculation of CMB power spectra, matter power spectra and likelihood functions for use in cosmological parameter estimation. The algorithm, called CosmoNet, is based on training a multilayer perceptron neural network and shares all the advantages of the recently released Pico algorithm of Fendt & Wandelt, but has several additional benefits in terms of simplicity, computational speed, memory requirements and ease of training. We demonstrate the capabilities of CosmoNet by computing CMB power spectra over a box in the parameter space of flat \\Lambda CDM models containing the 3\\sigma WMAP1 confidence region. We also use CosmoNet to compute the WMAP3 likelihood for flat \\Lambda CDM models and show that marginalised posteriors on parameters derived are very similar to those obtained using CAMB and the WMAP3 code. We find that the average error in the power spectra is typically 2-3% of cosmic variance, and that CosmoNet is \\sim 7 \\times 10^4 faster than CAMB (for flat models) and \\sim 6 \\times 10^6 times faster than the official WMAP3 likelihood code. CosmoNet and an interface to CosmoMC are publically available at www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/software/cosmonet.

  3. Automatic Parameter Estimation in a Mesoscale Model Without Ensembles

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    Duane, Gregory S.

    . Hacker National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO gduane,hacker@ucar.edu In numerical as extra state variables, and applying standard data assimilation methods that use ensembles to rep- resent, it is argued that the approach to parameter estimation can be extended to a more general scheme for machine

  4. The Efficacy of Galaxy Shape Parameters in Photometric Redshift...

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    of these parameters may result in a trade-off between extra information and additional noise, with the additional noise becoming more dominant as more parameters are added....

  5. Critical Performance and Durability Parameters of an Integrated...

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    and Durability Parameters of an Integrated Aftertreatment System used to Meet Tier II Emission Standards Critical Performance and Durability Parameters of an Integrated...

  6. Derivative-free optimization for parameter estimation in computational...

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    Derivative-free optimization for parameter estimation in computational nuclear physics Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Derivative-free optimization for parameter...

  7. Study of Engine Operating Parameter Effects on GDI Engine Particle...

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    Study of Engine Operating Parameter Effects on GDI Engine Particle-Number Emissions Study of Engine Operating Parameter Effects on GDI Engine Particle-Number Emissions Results show...

  8. Bias-limited extraction of cosmological parameters

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    Shimon, Meir; Itzhaki, Nissan; Rephaeli, Yoel, E-mail: meirs@wise.tau.ac.il, E-mail: nitzhaki@post.tau.ac.il, E-mail: yoelr@wise.tau.ac.il [School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel)

    2013-03-01

    It is known that modeling uncertainties and astrophysical foregrounds can potentially introduce appreciable bias in the deduced values of cosmological parameters. While it is commonly assumed that these uncertainties will be accounted for to a sufficient level of precision, the level of bias has not been properly quantified in most cases of interest. We show that the requirement that the bias in derived values of cosmological parameters does not surpass nominal statistical error, translates into a maximal level of overall error O(N{sup ?½}) on |?P(k)|/P(k) and |?C{sub l}|/C{sub l}, where P(k), C{sub l}, and N are the matter power spectrum, angular power spectrum, and number of (independent Fourier) modes at a given scale l or k probed by the cosmological survey, respectively. This required level has important consequences on the precision with which cosmological parameters are hoped to be determined by future surveys: in virtually all ongoing and near future surveys N typically falls in the range 10{sup 6}?10{sup 9}, implying that the required overall theoretical modeling and numerical precision is already very high. Future redshifted-21-cm observations, projected to sample ? 10{sup 14} modes, will require knowledge of the matter power spectrum to a fantastic 10{sup ?7} precision level. We conclude that realizing the expected potential of future cosmological surveys, which aim at detecting 10{sup 6}?10{sup 14} modes, sets the formidable challenge of reducing the overall level of uncertainty to 10{sup ?3}?10{sup ?7}.

  9. Monte-Carlo study of the $??$ parameter

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    J. -L. Alonso; Ph. Boucaud; A. J. van der Sijs

    1996-08-07

    We present results concerning a lattice study of the electroweak $\\rho$-parameter. We have used an SU(2)$\\times$U(1) symmetric chiral Yukawa model built with Zaragoza fermions. The decoupling of the species doublers in this model is verified numerically. We find that the numerical data for $\\Delta\\rho$ are well described by one-loop perturbation theory with the same finite volume and with the same finite cut-off. However, a finite cut-off can cause substantial deviations of $\\Delta\\rho$ from the standard value, even in infinite volume.

  10. Sedimentary parameters of upper Barataria Bay, Louisiana 

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    Siegert, Rudolf B

    1961-01-01

    SEDIMENTARY PARAMETERS OF UPPER BARATARIA BAY, LOUISIANA A Thesis Rudolf Bernhardt Siegert Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural snd Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the reGulremente for the d. agree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1961 Ma)or Sub)ect GeologP SEDYIKNTARY PARAI'ZTEHS OF DT'PBR BARATARIA BAY, LOUISIANA A Thesis By Rudolf Bernhardt Siegert Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of C 'tice Bea of Department or Student Advisor...

  11. Cosmological parameters and the WMAP data

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    Antony Lewis

    2003-10-07

    I discuss whether the standard cosmological models fit the WMAP data well enough to justify parameter estimation with standard assumptions. The observed quadrupole is low (but has significant foreground uncertainty) and drives weak evidence for theoretical models predicting low values, such as models with a running spectral index. Other more seriously outlying points of the WMAP power spectrum appear not to fit the expectations of simple Gaussian models very well. The effective temperature chi-squared is however acceptable on large scales. There also appears to be evidence for an anisotropic distribution of power, which taken together with the other points may indicate that either there is a problem with the WMAP data or that standard cosmological models are incorrect. These issues should be clarified before cosmological parameter extraction for the usual standard models can be trusted, and hint that maybe the CMB is more interesting than we imagined. I also discuss various systematic and analysis issues, and comment on various oddities in the publicly available first year WMAP data and code.

  12. A new parameter in attractor single-field inflation

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    Jinn-Ouk Gong; Misao Sasaki

    2015-06-16

    We revisit the notion of slow-roll in the context of general single-field inflation. As a generalization of slow-roll dynamics, we consider an inflaton $\\phi$ in an attractor phase where the time derivative of $\\phi$ is determined by a function of $\\phi$, $\\dot\\phi=\\dot\\phi(\\phi)$. In other words, we consider the case when the number of $e$-folds $N$ counted backward in time from the end of inflation is solely a function of $\\phi$, $N=N(\\phi)$. In this case, it is found that we need a new independent parameter to properly describe the dynamics of the inflaton field in general, in addition to the standard parameters conventionally denoted by $\\epsilon$, $\\eta$, $c_s^2$ and $s$. Two illustrative examples are presented to discuss the non-slow-roll dynamics of the inflaton field consistent with observations.

  13. A new parameter in attractor single-field inflation

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    Gong, Jinn-Ouk

    2015-01-01

    We revisit the notion of slow-roll in the context of general single-field inflation. As a generalization of slow-roll dynamics, we consider an inflaton $\\phi$ in an attractor phase where the time derivative of $\\phi$ is determined by a function of $\\phi$, $\\dot\\phi=\\dot\\phi(\\phi)$. In other words, we consider the case when the number of $e$-folds $N$ counted backward in time from the end of inflation is solely a function of $\\phi$, $N=N(\\phi)$. In this case, it is found that we need a new independent parameter to properly describe the dynamics of the inflaton field in general, in addition to the standard parameters conventionally denoted by $\\epsilon$, $\\eta$, $c_s^2$ and $s$. Two illustrative examples are presented to discuss the non-slow-roll dynamics of the inflaton field consistent with observations.

  14. Estimation of stellar atmospheric parameters from SDSS/SEGUE spectra

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    P. Re Fiorentin; C. A. L. Bailer-Jones; Y. S. Lee; T. C. Beers; T. Sivarani; R. Wilhelm; C. Allende Prieto; J. E. Norris

    2007-03-13

    We present techniques for the estimation of stellar atmospheric parameters (Teff,logg,[Fe/H]) for stars from the SDSS/SEGUE survey. The atmospheric parameters are derived from the observed medium-resolution (R=2000) stellar spectra using non-linear regression models trained either on (1) pre-classified observed data or (2) synthetic stellar spectra. In the first case we use our models to automate and generalize parametrization produced by a preliminary version of the SDSS/SEGUE Spectroscopic Parameter Pipeline (SSPP). In the second case we directly model the mapping between synthetic spectra (derived from Kurucz model atmospheres) and the atmospheric parameters, independently of any intermediate estimates. After training, we apply our models to various samples of SDSS spectra to derive atmospheric parameters, and compare our results with those obtained previously by the SSPP for the same samples. We obtain consistency between the two approaches, with RMS deviations of 150K in Teff, 0.35dex in logg, and 0.22dex in [Fe/H]. The models are applied to pre-processed spectra, either via Principal Components Analysis or a Wavelength Range Selection method, which employs a subset of the full 3850-9000A spectral range. This is both for computational reasons, and because it delivers higher accuracy. From an analysis of cluster candidates with available SDSS spectroscopy (M15, M13, M2, and NGC2420), we find evidence for small systematic offsets in Teff and/or logg for the atmospheric parameter estimates from the model trained on real data with the SSPP. Thus, this model turns out to derive more precise, but less accurate, atmospheric parameters than the model trained on synthetic data.

  15. Partial Recombination for the CoEvolution of Model Parameters

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    Parker, Gary B.

    with standard genetic algorithm to evolve parameters by model a hexapod robot. Tests were to progress

  16. Computing Biological Model Parameters by Parallel Statistical Model Checking

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    Tronci, Enrico

    of Treatments for Infertility Related Endocrinological Diseases, 600773). #12;patient-specific model parameters

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Scanning the Parameter Space of Holographic Superconductors

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    Obinna C. Umeh

    2009-07-17

    We study various physical quantities associated with holographic s-wave superconductors as functions of the scaling dimensions of the dual condensates. A bulk scalar field with negative mass squared $m^2$, satisfying the Breitenlohner-Freedman stability bound and the unitarity bound, and allowed to vary in $0.5$ unit intervals, were considered. We observe that all the physical quantities investigated are sensitive to the scaling dimensions of the dual condensates. For all the $m^2$, the characteristic lengths diverge at the critical temperature in agreement with the Ginzburg-Landau theory. The Ginzburg-Landau parameter, obtained from these length scales indicates that the holographic superconductors can be type I or type II depending on the charge and the scaling dimensions of the dual condensates. For a fixed charge, there exists a critical scaling dimension, above which a holographic superconductor is type I, below which it becomes a type II.

  20. Parameter estimation with Sandage-Loeb test

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    Jia-Jia Geng; Jing-Fei Zhang; Xin Zhang

    2014-11-28

    The Sandage-Loeb (SL) test directly measures the expansion rate of the universe in the redshift range of $2\\lesssim z\\lesssim 5$ by detecting redshift drift in the spectra of Lyman-$\\alpha$ forest of distant quasars. We discuss the impact of the future SL test data on parameter estimation for the $\\Lambda$CDM, the $w$CDM, and the $w_0w_a$CDM models. To avoid the potential inconsistency with other observational data, we take the best-fitting dark energy model constrained by the current observations as the fiducial model to produce 30 mock SL test data. The SL test data provide an important supplement to the other dark energy probes, since they are extremely helpful in breaking the existing parameter degeneracies. We show that the strong degeneracy between $\\Omega_m$ and $H_0$ in all the three dark energy models is well broken by the SL test. Compared to the current combined data of type Ia supernovae, baryon acoustic oscillation, cosmic microwave background, and Hubble constant, the 30-yr observation of SL test could improve the constraints on $\\Omega_m$ and $H_0$ by more than 60\\% for all the three models. But the SL test can only moderately improve the constraint on the equation of state of dark energy. We show that a 30-yr observation of SL test could help improve the constraint on constant $w$ by about 25\\%, and improve the constraints on $w_0$ and $w_a$ by about 20\\% and 15\\%, respectively. We also quantify the constraining power of the SL test in the future high-precision joint geometric constraints on dark energy. The mock future supernova and baryon acoustic oscillation data are simulated based on the space-based project JDEM. We find that the 30-yr observation of SL test would help improve the measurement precision of $\\Omega_m$, $H_0$, and $w_a$ by more than 70\\%, 20\\%, and 60\\%, respectively, for the $w_0w_a$CDM model.

  1. Parameter estimation with Sandage-Loeb test

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    Geng, Jia-Jia; Zhang, Jing-Fei; Zhang, Xin E-mail: jfzhang@mail.neu.edu.cn

    2014-12-01

    The Sandage-Loeb (SL) test directly measures the expansion rate of the universe in the redshift range of 2 ?< z ?< 5 by detecting redshift drift in the spectra of Lyman-? forest of distant quasars. We discuss the impact of the future SL test data on parameter estimation for the ?CDM, the wCDM, and the w{sub 0}w{sub a}CDM models. To avoid the potential inconsistency with other observational data, we take the best-fitting dark energy model constrained by the current observations as the fiducial model to produce 30 mock SL test data. The SL test data provide an important supplement to the other dark energy probes, since they are extremely helpful in breaking the existing parameter degeneracies. We show that the strong degeneracy between ?{sub m} and H{sub 0} in all the three dark energy models is well broken by the SL test. Compared to the current combined data of type Ia supernovae, baryon acoustic oscillation, cosmic microwave background, and Hubble constant, the 30-yr observation of SL test could improve the constraints on ?{sub m} and H{sub 0} by more than 60% for all the three models. But the SL test can only moderately improve the constraint on the equation of state of dark energy. We show that a 30-yr observation of SL test could help improve the constraint on constant w by about 25%, and improve the constraints on w{sub 0} and w{sub a} by about 20% and 15%, respectively. We also quantify the constraining power of the SL test in the future high-precision joint geometric constraints on dark energy. The mock future supernova and baryon acoustic oscillation data are simulated based on the space-based project JDEM. We find that the 30-yr observation of SL test would help improve the measurement precision of ?{sub m}, H{sub 0}, and w{sub a} by more than 70%, 20%, and 60%, respectively, for the w{sub 0}w{sub a}CDM model.

  2. Application of the OPTEX method for computing reflector parameters

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    Hebert, A. [Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, C.P. 6079 suce. Centre-Ville, Montreal QC. H3C 3A7 (Canada); Leroyer, H. [EDF - R and D, SINETICS, 1 Avenue du General de Gaulle, 92141 Clamart (France)

    2013-07-01

    We are investigating the OPTEX reflector model for obtaining few-group reflector parameters consistent with a reference power distribution in the core. In our study, the reference power distribution is obtained using a 142,872-region calculation defined over a 2D eighth-of-core pressurized water reactor and performed with the method of characteristics. The OPTEX method is based on generalized perturbation theory and uses an optimization algorithm known as parametric linear complementarity pivoting. The proposed model leads to few-group diffusion coefficients or P1-weighted macroscopic total cross sections that can be used to represent the reflector in full-core calculations. These few-group parameters can be spatially heterogeneous in order to correctly represent steel baffles present in modern pressurized water reactors. The optimal reflector parameters are compared to those obtained with a flux-volume weighting of the reflector cross sections recovered from the reference calculation. Important improvements in full-core power distribution are observed when the optimal parameters are used. (authors)

  3. Bounding the Hubble flow in terms of the w parameter

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    Cattoen, Celine

    2008-01-01

    The last decade has seen increasing efforts to circumscribe and bound the cosmological Hubble flow in terms of model-independent constraints on the cosmological fluid - such as, for instance, the classical energy conditions of general relativity. Quite a bit can certainly be said in this regard, but much more refined bounds can be obtained by placing more precise constraints (either theoretical or observational) on the cosmological fluid. In particular, the use of the w-parameter (w=p/rho) has become increasingly common as a surrogate for trying to say something about the cosmological equation of state. Herein we explore the extent to which a constraint on the w-parameter leads to useful and nontrivial constraints on the Hubble flow, in terms of constraints on density rho(z), Hubble parameter H(z), density parameter Omega(z), cosmological distances d(z), and lookback time T(z). In contrast to other partial results in the literature, we carry out the computations for arbitrary values of the space curvature k i...

  4. Bounding the Hubble flow in terms of the w parameter

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    Celine Cattoen; Matt Visser

    2008-06-13

    The last decade has seen increasing efforts to circumscribe and bound the cosmological Hubble flow in terms of model-independent constraints on the cosmological fluid - such as, for instance, the classical energy conditions of general relativity. Quite a bit can certainly be said in this regard, but much more refined bounds can be obtained by placing more precise constraints (either theoretical or observational) on the cosmological fluid. In particular, the use of the w-parameter (w=p/rho) has become increasingly common as a surrogate for trying to say something about the cosmological equation of state. Herein we explore the extent to which a constraint on the w-parameter leads to useful and nontrivial constraints on the Hubble flow, in terms of constraints on density rho(z), Hubble parameter H(z), density parameter Omega(z), cosmological distances d(z), and lookback time T(z). In contrast to other partial results in the literature, we carry out the computations for arbitrary values of the space curvature k in [-1,0,+1], equivalently for arbitrary Omega_0 <= 1.

  5. FUNDAMENTAL PARAMETERS AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF ARCTURUS

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    Ramirez, I. [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); Allende Prieto, C., E-mail: ivan@obs.carnegiescience.edu, E-mail: callende@iac.es [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, 38205 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)

    2011-12-20

    We derive a self-consistent set of atmospheric parameters and abundances of 17 elements for the red giant star Arcturus: T{sub eff} = 4286 {+-} 30 K, log g = 1.66 {+-} 0.05, and [Fe/H] = -0.52 {+-} 0.04. The effective temperature was determined using model atmosphere fits to the observed spectral energy distribution from the blue to the mid-infrared (0.44 to 10 {mu}m). The surface gravity was calculated using the trigonometric parallax of the star and stellar evolution models. A differential abundance analysis relative to the solar spectrum allowed us to derive iron abundances from equivalent width measurements of 37 Fe I and 9 Fe II lines, unblended in the spectra of both Arcturus and the Sun; the [Fe/H] value adopted is derived from Fe I lines. We also determine the mass, radius, and age of Arcturus: M = 1.08 {+-} 0.06 M{sub Sun }, R = 25.4 {+-} 0.2 R{sub Sun }, and {tau} = 7.1{sup +1.5}{sub -1.2} Gyr. Finally, abundances of the following elements are measured from an equivalent width analysis of atomic features: C, O, Na, Mg, Al, Si, K, Ca, Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, and Zn. We find the chemical composition of Arcturus typical of that of a local thick-disk star, consistent with its kinematics.

  6. Transparency parameters from relativistically expanding outflows

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    Bégué, D. [University of Roma "Sapienza," I-00185, p.le A. Moro 5, Rome (Italy); Iyyani, S. [Department of Physics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, AlbaNova University Center, SE-106 91 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2014-09-01

    In many gamma-ray bursts a distinct blackbody spectral component is present, which is attributed to the emission from the photosphere of a relativistically expanding plasma. The properties of this component (temperature and flux) can be linked to the properties of the outflow and have been presented in the case where there is no sub-photospheric dissipation and the photosphere is in coasting phase. First, we present the derivation of the properties of the outflow for finite winds, including when the photosphere is in the accelerating phase. Second, we study the effect of localized sub-photospheric dissipation on the estimation of the parameters. Finally, we apply our results to GRB 090902B. We find that during the first epoch of this burst the photosphere is most likely to be in the accelerating phase, leading to smaller values of the Lorentz factor than the ones previously estimated. For the second epoch, we find that the photosphere is likely to be in the coasting phase.

  7. PHYSICAL PARAMETERS OF STANDARD AND BLOWOUT JETS

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    Pucci, Stefano; Romoli, Marco; Poletto, Giannina; Sterling, Alphonse C.

    2013-10-10

    The X-ray Telescope on board the Hinode mission revealed the occurrence, in polar coronal holes, of much more numerous jets than previously indicated by the Yohkoh/Soft X-ray Telescope. These plasma ejections can be of two types, depending on whether they fit the standard reconnection scenario for coronal jets or if they include a blowout-like eruption. In this work, we analyze two jets, one standard and one blowout, that have been observed by the Hinode and STEREO experiments. We aim to infer differences in the physical parameters that correspond to the different morphologies of the events. To this end, we adopt spectroscopic techniques and determine the profiles of the plasma temperature, density, and outflow speed versus time and position along the jets. The blowout jet has a higher outflow speed, a marginally higher temperature, and is rooted in a stronger magnetic field region than the standard event. Our data provide evidence for recursively occurring reconnection episodes within both the standard and the blowout jet, pointing either to bursty reconnection or to reconnection occurring at different locations over the jet lifetimes. We make a crude estimate of the energy budget of the two jets and show how energy is partitioned among different forms. Also, we show that the magnetic energy that feeds the blowout jet is a factor of 10 higher than the magnetic energy that fuels the standard event.

  8. ESTIMATION OF TIME DEPENDENT PARAMETERS IN GENERAL

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    identification problems arise in several contexts, including bioremediation of contami­ nated groundwater [12. Fluctuations in water tables due to precipitation cause changes in groundwater velocity fields which in some

  9. SOW and Key Performance Parameters (KPP) Handbook Final Version...

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    SOW and Key Performance Parameters (KPP) Handbook Final Version 9-30-2014 SOW and Key Performance Parameters (KPP) Handbook Final Version 9-30-2014 This handbook provides suggested...

  10. Adaptive Distributed Parameter and Input Estimation in Plasma Tokamak Heat

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . Keywords: Thermonuclear fusion, distributed parameter systems, input state and parameter estimation, adaptive infinite-dimensional estimation, Galerkin method 1. INTRODUCTION In a controlled thermonuclear fusion reactor, the plasma thermal diffusivity and heating energy play an important role

  11. OPTIMIZATION OF STELLARATOR REACTOR PARAMETERS J. F. Lyon1

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    OPTIMIZATION OF STELLARATOR REACTOR PARAMETERS J. F. Lyon1 , L.P. Ku2 , P. Garabedian3 , L. El-average) approach for optimizing the main reactor parameters allows study of the relationship between global developed to optimize the main reactor parameters (, the average magnetic field on axis , etc

  12. INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS FOR ON-LINE SYNCHRONOUS GENERATOR PARAMETER ESTIMATION

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    INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS FOR ON-LINE SYNCHRONOUS GENERATOR PARAMETER ESTIMATION by Elias Kyriakides FOR ON-LINE SYNCHRONOUS GENERATOR PARAMETER ESTIMATION by Elias Kyriakides has been approved December ABSTRACT A method to identify synchronous generator parameters from on-line measurements is presented

  13. Synchronous Machine Parameter Estimation Using Orthogonal Series Expansion

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    Synchronous Machine Parameter Estimation Using Orthogonal Series Expansion J. Rico G. T. Heydt A an alternative to estimate armature circuit parameters of large utility generators using real time operating data of digital fault recorder data to identify synchronous machine parameters. 1. INTRODUCTION The use orthogonal

  14. Cosmological parameters from WMAP 5-year temperature maps

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    Antony Lewis

    2008-04-24

    I calculate a hybrid cross-power spectrum estimator from the WMAP 5-year CMB temperature maps, discuss the goodness of fit, and then constrain cosmological parameters. The spectrum and results are generally consistent with previous results, though the power spectrum error bars are slightly smaller and there are small shifts at high ell. The small improvement in error bars is obtained at very low numerical cost but does not significantly improve parameter constraints. I discuss the accuracy of the likelihood model and how constraints on the optical depth translate into constraints on the reionization history allowing for helium reionization. In the appendices I propose a simple reionization parameterization that determines the history in terms of a mid-point reionization redshift, and suggest a new likelihood approximation for chi-squared-like distributions with varying skewness.

  15. Parameter extraction from I-V characteristics of PV devices

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    Macabebe, Erees Queen B.; Sheppard, Charles J.; Dyk, E. Ernest van

    2011-01-15

    Device parameters such as series and shunt resistances, saturation current and diode ideality factor influence the behaviour of the current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of solar cells and photovoltaic modules. It is necessary to determine these parameters since performance parameters are derived from the I-V curve and information provided by the device parameters are useful in analyzing performance losses. This contribution presents device parameters of CuIn(Se,S){sub 2}- and Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S){sub 2}-based solar cells, as well as, CuInSe{sub 2}, mono- and multicrystalline silicon modules determined using a parameter extraction routine that employs Particle Swarm Optimization. The device parameters of the CuIn(Se,S){sub 2}- and Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S){sub 2}-based solar cells show that the contribution of recombination mechanisms exhibited by high saturation current when coupled with the effects of parasitic resistances result in lower maximum power and conversion efficiency. Device parameters of photovoltaic modules extracted from I-V characteristics obtained at higher temperature show increased saturation current. The extracted values also reflect the adverse effect of temperature on parasitic resistances. The parameters extracted from I-V curves offer an understanding of the different mechanisms involved in the operation of the devices. The parameter extraction routine utilized in this study is a useful tool in determining the device parameters which reveal the mechanisms affecting device performance. (author)

  16. Computational Procedures for Determining Parameters in Ramberg...

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    Jennings, P. C., "Periodic Response of General Yielding Structure," Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, ASCE, Vol. 90, No. EM2, 1964. Jennings, P. C., "Earthquake...

  17. Efficient Cosmological Parameter Estimation from Microwave Background Anisotropies

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    Arthur Kosowsky; Milos Milosavljevic; Raul Jimenez

    2002-06-02

    We revisit the issue of cosmological parameter estimation in light of current and upcoming high-precision measurements of the cosmic microwave background power spectrum. Physical quantities which determine the power spectrum are reviewed, and their connection to familiar cosmological parameters is explicated. We present a set of physical parameters, analytic functions of the usual cosmological parameters, upon which the microwave background power spectrum depends linearly (or with some other simple dependence) over a wide range of parameter values. With such a set of parameters, microwave background power spectra can be estimated with high accuracy and negligible computational effort, vastly increasing the efficiency of cosmological parameter error determination. The techniques presented here allow calculation of microwave background power spectra $10^5$ times faster than comparably accurate direct codes (after precomputing a handful of power spectra). We discuss various issues of parameter estimation, including parameter degeneracies, numerical precision, mapping between physical and cosmological parameters, and systematic errors, and illustrate these considerations with an idealized model of the MAP experiment.

  18. Parameters’ Covariance in Neutron Time of Flight Analysis – Explicit Formulae

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    Odyniec, M.; Blair, J.

    2014-12-01

    We present here a method that estimates the parameters’ variance in a parametric model for neutron time of flight (NToF). The analytical formulae for parameter variances, obtained independently of calculation of parameter values from measured data, express the variances in terms of the choice, settings, and placement of the detector and the oscilloscope. Consequently, the method can serve as a tool in planning a measurement setup.

  19. Sensitivity Analysis and Parameter Optimization Using 1-D MHD...

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    Sensitivity Analysis and Parameter Optimization Using 1-D MHD Simulations of Magnetic Drive Experiments. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Sensitivity Analysis and...

  20. Evaluation of testing and reservoir parameters in geothermal...

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    to library Conference Proceedings: Evaluation of testing and reservoir parameters in geothermal wells at Raft River and Boise, Idaho Abstract Evaluating the Raft River and...

  1. Reliable estimation of biochemical parameters from C3 leafphotosynthe...

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    Reliable estimation of biochemical parameters from C3 leaf photosynthesis-intercellular carbon dioxide response curves Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Reliable...

  2. Verification Method for SSI Problems with Extended Parameter Ranges

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

  3. Key Parameters Affecting DPF Performance Degradation and Impact...

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    Fuel Economy Summarizes latest findings on impact of specific parameters affecting ash-related diesel particulate filter performance degradation and information useful to...

  4. Machine Parameter Studies for an FEL Facility Using Staff

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    Reinsch, M.

    2014-01-01

    PARAMETER STUDIES FOR AN FEL FACILITY USING STAFF ? M.USA Abstract Designing an FEL facility requires balancingmultiple science needs, FEL and accelerator physics

  5. Extraction of exchange parameters in transition-metal perovskites...

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    Extraction of exchange parameters in transition-metal perovskites Citation Details In-Document Search This content will become publicly available on September 14, 2016 Title:...

  6. Wave momentum flux parameter: a descriptor for nearshore waves

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Wave momentum flux parameter: a descriptor for nearshore waves Steven A. Hughes* US Army Engineer Available online 7 October 2004 Abstract A new parameter representing the maximum depth-integrated wave momentum flux occurring over a wave length is proposed for characterizing the wave contribution

  7. Exploring the interdependencies between parameters in a material model.

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    Silling, Stewart Andrew; Fermen-Coker, Muge

    2014-01-01

    A method is investigated to reduce the number of numerical parameters in a material model for a solid. The basis of the method is to detect interdependencies between parameters within a class of materials of interest. The method is demonstrated for a set of material property data for iron and steel using the Johnson-Cook plasticity model.

  8. Continuous simulation of hypothetical physics processes with multiple free parameters

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    Jiahang Zhong; Run-Sheng Huang; Shih-Chang Lee

    2012-05-31

    We propose a new approach to simulate hypothetical physics processes which are defined by multiple free parameters. Compared to the conventional grid-scan approach, the new method can produce accurate estimations of the detector acceptance and signal event yields continuously over the parameter space with fewer simulation events. The performance of this method is illustrated with two realistic cases.

  9. Surface Topography Quantification by Integral and Feature-related Parameters

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    Smid, Michiel

    Surface Topography Quantification by Integral and Feature-related Parameters Quantifizieren von microscopy, the topography of brittle fracture surfaces and wire- eroded surfaces was quantified. The global-related parameters in topographies, which uses methods of computational geometry. The software was tested using

  10. Evaluating Parameter Sweep Workflows in High Performance Computing*

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Evaluating Parameter Sweep Workflows in High Performance Computing* Fernando Chirigati1,# , Vítor a large amount of tasks that are submitted to High Performance Computing (HPC) environments. Different, Parameter Sweep, High Performance Computing (HPC) 1. INTRODUCTION1 # Many scientific experiments are based

  11. Using Graphical Representations to Support the Calculation of Infusion Parameters

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    Subramanian, Sriram

    Using Graphical Representations to Support the Calculation of Infusion Parameters Sandy J. J. Gould in which participants were asked to solve a num- ber of infusion parameter problems that were represented representations transfer to actual workplace settings. Keywords: Graphical reasoning, infusion pumps, re

  12. Identification and Tracking of Parameters for a Large Synchronous Generator

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    Identification and Tracking of Parameters for a Large Synchronous Generator Final Project Report and Tracking of Parameters for a Large Synchronous Generator Final Project Report G. T. Heydt, Project Leader for a Large Synchronous Generator 1. Introduction The power system state estimation problem ha

  13. EELE408 Photovoltaics Lecture 11: Solar Cell Parameters

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    Kaiser, Todd J.

    1 EELE408 Photovoltaics Lecture 11: Solar Cell Parameters Dr. Todd J. Kaiser tjkaiser@ece.montana.edu Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Montana State University - Bozeman Solar Cell Parameters circuit current is the current through the cell when the voltage across the cell is zero (the solar cell

  14. Distributed parameter model simulation tool for PEM fuel cells

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    Batlle, Carles

    for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) has been developed, based on a distributed parameter model and durability of PEMFC. Keywords: PEMFC, distributed parameter modeling, dynamic simulation 1. Introduction The proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) technology has been incorporated to a wide range of portable

  15. Parameter Estimation for the Heat Equation on Perforated Domains

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    Parameter Estimation for the Heat Equation on Perforated Domains H.T. Banks1 , D. Cioranescu2 , A: Inverse problems, parameter estimation, perforated domains, homogeniza- tion, thermal diffusion, ordinary porous samples by use of solutions of a heat equation on a randomly perforated domain. As noted

  16. Parameter Estimation for the Heat Equation on Perforated Domains

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    Parameter Estimation for the Heat Equation on Perforated Domains H.T. Banks1 , D. Cioranescu2 , A for simulated data for heat flow in a porous medium. We consider data simulated from a model on a perforated Words: Inverse problems, parameter estimation, perforated domains, homogeniza- tion, thermal diffusion

  17. Estimation of Parameters in Carbon Sequestration Models from Net Ecosystem

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    White, Luther

    Estimation of Parameters in Carbon Sequestration Models from Net Ecosystem Exchange Data Luther in the context of a deterministic com- partmental carbon sequestration system. Sensitivity and approximation usefulness in the estimation of parameters within a compartmental carbon sequestration model. Previously we

  18. A note on exclusion statistics parameter and Hausdorff dimension

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    Wellington da Cruz

    1998-03-05

    We obtain for an anyon gas in the high temperature limit a relation between the exclusion statistics parameter $g$ and the Hausdorff dimension $h$, given by $g=h(2-h)$. The anyonic excitations are classified into equivalence classes labeled by Hausdorff dimension, $h$, and in that limit, the parameter $g$ give us the second virial coefficient for any statistics, $\

  19. Report on the use of stability parameters and mesoscale

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    Report on the use of stability parameters and mesoscale modelling in short-term prediction Jake Nielsen, Henrik Madsen, John Tøfting Title: Report on the use of stability parameters and mesoscale. Mesoscale modelling has been carried out using KAMM at this location. The characteristics of the measured

  20. Parameter study of a vehicle-scale hydrogen storage system.

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    Johnson, Terry Alan; Kanouff, Michael P.

    2010-04-01

    Sandia National Laboratories has developed a vehicle-scale prototype hydrogen storage system as part of a Work For Others project funded by General Motors. This Demonstration System was developed using the complex metal hydride sodium alanate. For the current work, we have continued our evaluation of the GM Demonstration System to provide learning to DOE's hydrogen storage programs, specifically the new Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence. Baseline refueling data during testing for GM was taken over a narrow range of optimized parameter values. Further testing was conducted over a broader range. Parameters considered included hydrogen pressure and coolant flow rate. This data confirmed the choice of design pressure of the Demonstration System, but indicated that the system was over-designed for cooling. Baseline hydrogen delivery data was insufficient to map out delivery rate as a function of temperature and capacity for the full-scale system. A more rigorous matrix of tests was performed to better define delivery capabilities. These studies were compared with 1-D and 2-D coupled multi-physics modeling results. The relative merits of these models are discussed along with opportunities for improved efficiency or reduced mass and volume.

  1. Identifying parameters of nonlinear structural dynamic systems using linear time-periodic approximations

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    Allen, Matthew S.

    Identifying parameters of nonlinear structural dynamic systems using linear time- periodic nonlinearity. 1. Introduction Most dynamical systems behave nonlinearly in the most general scenario. This can point bifurcation [1], in rotor dynamic systems with bearing contact nonlinearities [2], in biomechanics

  2. Abstract--We present the Parameter Robust Risk-Sensitive control theory to deal with the parameter uncertainties of a

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    Won, Chang-Hee

    Abstract-- We present the Parameter Robust Risk-Sensitive control theory to deal with the parameter, and are reflected in the cost function and the noise models. This new method improves the tolerance of a controller control application. The linearized version of the satellite structure attitude model is derived

  3. Jack-Laurent symmetric functions for special values of parameters

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    A. N. Sergeev; A. P. Veselov

    2014-12-29

    We consider the Jack--Laurent symmetric functions for special values of parameters p_0=n+k^{-1}m, where k is not rational and m and n are natural numbers. In general, the coefficients of such functions may have poles at these values of p_0. The action of the corresponding algebra of quantum Calogero-Moser integrals D(k,p_0) on the space of Laurent symmetric functions defines the decomposition into generalised eigenspaces. We construct a basis in each generalised eigenspace as certain linear combinations of the Jack--Laurent symmetric functions, which are regular at p_0=n+k^{-1}m, and describe the action of D(k,p_0) in these eigenspaces.

  4. Entrainment parameters in cold superfluid neutron star core

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    Nicolas Chamel; Pawel Haensel

    2006-09-13

    Hydrodynamical simulations of neutron star cores, based on a two fluid description in terms of a neutron-proton superfluid mixture, require the knowledge of the Andreev-Bashkin entrainment matrix which relates the momentum of one constituent to the currents of both constituents. This matrix is derived for arbitrary nuclear asymmetry at zero temperature and in the limits of small relative currents in the framework of the energy density functional theory. The Skyrme energy density functional is considered as a particular case. General analytic formulae for the entrainment parameters and various corresponding effective masses are obtained. These formulae are applied to the liquid core of a neutron star, composed of an homogeneous plasma of nucleons, electrons and possibly muons in beta equilibrium.

  5. Entropy bounds in terms of the w parameter

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    Abreu, Gabriel; Visser, Matt

    2011-01-01

    In a pair of recent articles [PRL 105 (2010) 041302 - arXiv:1005.1132; JHEP 1103 (2011) 056 - arXiv:1012.2867] two of the current authors have developed an entropy bound for equilibrium uncollapsed matter using only classical general relativity, basic thermodynamics, and the Unruh effect. An odd feature of that bound, S parameter to be <= 1. When equality holds, the entropy bound saturates at the value expected based on black hole thermodynamics. We also add some clarifying comments regarding the (net) positivity of the chemical potential. Overall, we find that even in the absence of any black hole region, we can nevertheless get arbitrarily close to the Bekenstein entropy.

  6. Comments on Different techniques for finding best-fit parameters

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    Fenimore, Edward E. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Triplett, Laurie A. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2014-07-01

    A common data analysis problem is to find best-fit parameters through chi-square minimization. Levenberg-Marquardt is an often used system that depends on gradients and converges when successive iterations do not change chi-square more than a specified amount. We point out in cases where the sought-after parameter weakly affects the fit and cases where the overall scale factor is a parameter, that a Golden Search technique can often do better. The Golden Search converges when the best-fit point is within a specified range and that range can be made arbitrarily small. It does not depend on the value of chi-square.

  7. Global neutrino parameter estimation using Markov Chain Monte Carlo

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    Steen Hannestad

    2007-10-10

    We present a Markov Chain Monte Carlo global analysis of neutrino parameters using both cosmological and experimental data. Results are presented for the combination of all presently available data from oscillation experiments, cosmology, and neutrinoless double beta decay. In addition we explicitly study the interplay between cosmological, tritium decay and neutrinoless double beta decay data in determining the neutrino mass parameters. We furthermore discuss how the inference of non-neutrino cosmological parameters can benefit from future neutrino mass experiments such as the KATRIN tritium decay experiment or neutrinoless double beta decay experiments.

  8. Identification of kinematic parameters using several models with experimental verification 

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    Rho, Jae Jeung

    1988-01-01

    For Model 2 50 51 55 55 4. 5 The Set Of Calibrated Parameters For Model 3 4. 6 The Set Of Calibrated Orientation Parameters For Model 4 4. 7 The Set Of Calibrated Translation Parameters For Model 4 56 5l 4. 8 The Calibration Result For Model 1 4... be described as (2 7) This process is continued until the rotation of each joint has been included. Then the final configuration of a robot end-effector jAi) may be expressed as 17 (-+~( = (Trl(?l(Ts](T4l(T;I(Tsl(-~. ( and the total transformation matrix...

  9. Estimating Field-Scale Hydraulic Parameters of Heterogeneous Soils Using A Combination of Parameter Scaling and Inverse Methods

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    Zhang, Z. F.; Ward, Andy L.; Gee, Glendon W.

    2002-12-10

    As the Hanford Site transitions into remediation of contaminated soil waste sites and tank farm closure, more information is needed about the transport of contaminants as they move through the vadose zone to the underlying water table. The hydraulic properties must be characterized for accurate simulation of flow and transport. This characterization includes the determination of soil texture types, their three-dimensional distribution, and the parameterization of each soil texture. This document describes a method to estimate the soil hydraulic parameter using the parameter scaling concept (Zhang et al. 2002) and inverse techniques. To this end, the Groundwater Protection Program Science and Technology Project funded vadose zone transport field studies, including analysis of the results to estimate field-scale hydraulic parameters for modeling. Parameter scaling is a new method to scale hydraulic parameters. The method relates the hydraulic-parameter values measured at different spatial scales for different soil textures. Parameter scaling factors relevant to a reference texture are determined using these local-scale parameter values, e.g., those measured in the lab using small soil cores. After parameter scaling is applied, the total number of unknown variables in hydraulic parameters is reduced by a factor equal to the number of soil textures. The field-scale values of the unknown variables can then be estimated using inverse techniques and a well-designed field experiment. Finally, parameters for individual textures are obtained through inverse scaling of the reference values using an a priori relationship between reference parameter values and the specific values for each texture. Inverse methods have the benefits of 1) calculating parameter values that produce the best-fit between observed and simulated values, 2) quantifying the confidence limits in parameter estimates and the predictions, 3) providing diagnostic statistics that quantify the quality of calibration and data shortcomings and needs, and 4) not restricting the initial and boundary-flow conditions, the constitutive relationships, or the treatment of heterogeneity. On this project, inverse modeling was performed using the combination of two computer models, one for forward flow modeling and the other for nonlinear regression. The forward model used to simulate water flow was the Subsurface Transport Over Multiple Phases (STOMP) numerical simulator (White and Oostrom 2000). STOMP was designed to solve a variety of nonlinear, multiple-phase, flow and transport problems for unsaturated porous media. The Universal CODE (UCODE) model (Poeter and Hill 1998) was used to perform inverse modeling posed as a parameter-estimation problem using nonlinear regression. Inverse techniques were applied to two cases of one-dimensional flow in layered soils and one case of three-dimensional flow in a heterogeneous soil. The results show that the simulation errors were significantly reduced after applying parameter scaling and inverse modeling. When compared to the use of local-scale parameters, parameter scaling reduced the sum of squared weighted residue by 93 to 96% for the relatively smaller scale (~2 m [~6.6 ft]) one-dimensional flow and 59% for the more complex Sisson and Lu site, which has the spatial scale of about 18 m (60 ft). This parameter estimation method will be applied to analyze the first two years of field experiments completed at the Sisson and Lu site.

  10. An Overlapping Domain Decomposition Method for Parameter Identification Problems

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    Cai, Xiao-Chuan

    An Overlapping Domain Decomposition Method for Parameter Identification Problems Xiao-Chuan Cai1 by the Hong Kong RGC grant, Project 404105. #12;2 Xiao-Chuan Cai, Si Liu, and Jun Zou which is usually

  11. Force Field Parameter Estimation of Functional Perfluoropolyether Lubricants

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    Smith, R.; Chung, P.S.; Steckel, J; Jhon, M.S.; Biegler, L.T.

    2011-01-01

    The head disk interface in a hard disk drive can be considered to be one of the hierarchical multiscale systems, which require the hybridization of multiscale modeling methods with coarse-graining procedure. However, the fundamental force field parameters are required to enable the coarse-graining procedure from atomistic/molecular scale to mesoscale models. In this paper, we investigate beyond molecular level and perform ab initio calculations to obtain the force field parameters. Intramolecular force field parameters for Zdol and Ztetraol were evaluated with truncated PFPE molecules to allow for feasible quantum calculations while still maintaining the characteristic chemical structure of the end groups. Using the harmonic approximation to the bond and angle potentials, the parameters were derived from the Hessian matrix, and the dihedral force constants are fit to the torsional energy profiles generated by a series of constrained molecular geometry optimization.

  12. Multi-parameter control for centrifugal compressor performance optimization

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    Mannai, Sébastien (Sébastien Karim)

    2014-01-01

    The potential performance benefit of actuating inlet guide vane (IGV) angle, variable diffuser vane (VDV) angle and impeller speed to implement a multi-parameter control on a centrifugal compressor system is assessed. The ...

  13. Force Field Parameter Estimation of Functional Perfluoropolyether Lubricants

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    Smith, R.; Chung, P.S.; Steckel, J; Jhon, M.S.; Biegler, L.T.

    2011-01-01

    The head disk interface in hard disk drive can be considered one of the hierarchical multiscale systems, which require the hybridization of multiscale modeling methods with coarse-graining procedure. However, the fundamental force field parameters are required to enable the coarse-graining procedure from atomistic/molecular scale to mesoscale models .In this paper, we investigate beyond molecular level and perform ab-initio calculations to obtain the force field parameters. Intramolecular force field parameters for the Zdol and Ztetraol were evaluated with truncated PFPE molecules to allow for feasible quantum calculations while still maintaining the characteristic chemical structure of the end groups. Using the harmonic approximation to the bond and angle potentials, the parameters were derived from the Hessian matrix, and the dihedral force constants are fit to the torsional energy profiles generated by a series of constrained molecular geometry optimization.

  14. Integrated circuit outlier identification by multiple parameter correlation 

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    Sabade, Sagar Suresh

    2004-09-30

    Semiconductor manufacturers must ensure that chips conform to their specifications before they are shipped to customers. This is achieved by testing various parameters of a chip to determine whether it is defective or not. ...

  15. A Lumped Parameter Model for the Edwards Aquifer 

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    Anaya, Roberto; Wanakule, Nisai

    1993-01-01

    A lumped parameter model has been developed to simulate monthly water levels and spring flows in the Edwards Aquifer. It is less complex and easier to use than the existing complex finite difference models for the Edwards Aquifer. The lumped...

  16. Impacts of Some Building Design Parameters on Heat Pump Applications 

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    Erdim, B.; Manioglu, G.

    2011-01-01

    . In this study; in order to provide energy conservation and climatic comfort in buildings, an approach which aims to control the energy consumption of heat pumps by controlling decisions related to building design parameters have been developed. For this purpose...

  17. Topics on Regularization of Parameters in Multivariate Linear Regression 

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    Chen, Lianfu

    2012-02-14

    My dissertation mainly focuses on the regularization of parameters in the multivariate linear regression under different assumptions on the distribution of the errors. It consists of two topics where we develop iterative procedures to construct...

  18. Efficient classification of complete parameter regions based on semidefinite programming

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    Kuepfer, Lars

    Background: Current approaches to parameter estimation are often inappropriate or inconvenient for the modelling of complex biological systems. For systems described by nonlinear equations, the conventional approach is to ...

  19. MOLD FILLING PARAMETERS IN RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING OF COMPOSITES

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    MOLD FILLING PARAMETERS IN RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING OF COMPOSITES by Charles William Hedley A thesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Compression Molding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Filament Winding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Hand Lay-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Prepreg Molding

  20. Improved lumped parameter thermal modelling of synchronous generators 

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    Mejuto, Carlos

    2010-01-01

    Within the existing available mix of numerical and analytical thermal analysis options, lumped parameter thermal modelling is selected as the operational backbone to develop an improved novel synchronous generator thermal ...

  1. Bounded Parameter Markov Decision Processes with Average Reward Criterion

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    Tewari, Ambuj

    Bounded Parameter Markov Decision Processes with Average Reward Criterion Ambuj Tewari1 and Peter L, pp. 263­277, 2007. c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007 #12;264 A. Tewari and P.L. Bartlett

  2. Parameters affecting the fate of metals in various soils 

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    Covar, Andrew Prescott

    1975-01-01

    PARAMETERS AFFECTING THE FATE OF METALS IN VARIOUS SOILS A Thesis by ANDREW PRESCOTT COVAR Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1975... Major Subject: Civil Engineering PARAMETERS AFFECTING THE FATE OF METALS IN VARIOUS SOILS A Thesis by ANDREW PRESCOTT COVAR Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Committee Head of Department) e ber Member December 1975 ABSTRACT...

  3. Mesoscale ensemble-based data assimilation and parameter estimation 

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    Aksoy, Altug

    2005-11-01

    -1 MESOSCALE ENSEMBLE-BASED DATA ASSIMILATION AND PARAMETER ESTIMATION A Dissertation by ALTUG AKSOY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR... OF PHILOSOPHY August 2005 Major Subject: Atmospheric Sciences MESOSCALE ENSEMBLE-BASED DATA ASSIMILATION AND PARAMETER ESTIMATION A Dissertation by ALTUG AKSOY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A...

  4. Estimating Building Simulation Parameters via Bayesian Structure Learning

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    Edwards, Richard E [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL; Parker, Lynne Edwards [ORNL

    2013-01-01

    Many key building design policies are made using sophisticated computer simulations such as EnergyPlus (E+), the DOE flagship whole-building energy simulation engine. E+ and other sophisticated computer simulations have several major problems. The two main issues are 1) gaps between the simulation model and the actual structure, and 2) limitations of the modeling engine's capabilities. Currently, these problems are addressed by having an engineer manually calibrate simulation parameters to real world data or using algorithmic optimization methods to adjust the building parameters. However, some simulations engines, like E+, are computationally expensive, which makes repeatedly evaluating the simulation engine costly. This work explores addressing this issue by automatically discovering the simulation's internal input and output dependencies from 20 Gigabytes of E+ simulation data, future extensions will use 200 Terabytes of E+ simulation data. The model is validated by inferring building parameters for E+ simulations with ground truth building parameters. Our results indicate that the model accurately represents parameter means with some deviation from the means, but does not support inferring parameter values that exist on the distribution's tail.

  5. Geographic and Operational Site Parameters List (GOSPL) for Hanford Assessments

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    Last, George V.; Nichols, William E.; Kincaid, Charles T.

    2006-06-01

    This data package was originally prepared to support a 2004 composite analysis (CA) of low-level waste disposal at the Hanford Site. The Technical Scope and Approach for the 2004 Composite Analysis of Low Level Waste Disposal at the Hanford Site (Kincaid et. al. 2004) identified the requirements for that analysis and served as the basis for initial preparation of this data package. Completion of the 2004 CA was later deferred, with the 2004 Annual Status Report for the Composite Analysis of Low-Level Waste Disposal in the Central Plateau at the Hanford Site (DOE 2005) indicating that a comprehensive update to the CA was in preparation and would be submitted in 2006. However, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recently decided to further defer the CA update and will use the cumulative assessment currently under preparation for the environmental impact statement (EIS) being prepared for tank closure and other site decisions as the updated CA. Submittal of the draft EIS is currently planned for FY 2008. This data package describes the facility-specific parameters (e.g. location, operational dates, etc.) used to numerically simulate contaminant flow and transport in large-scale Hanford assessments. Kincaid et al. (2004) indicated that the System Assessment Capability (SAC) (Kincaid et al. 2000; Bryce et al. 2002; Eslinger 2002a, 2002b) would be used to analyze over a thousand different waste sites. A master spreadsheet termed the Geographic and Operational Site Parameters List (GOSPL) was assembled to facilitate the generation of keyword input files containing general information on each waste site/facility, its operational/disposal history, and its environmental settings (past, current, and future). This report briefly describes each of the key data fields, including the source(s) of data, and provides the resulting inputs to be used for large-scale Hanford assessments.

  6. FY2014 Parameters for Gold Ions in Booster, AGS, and RHIC

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    Gardner, C. J.

    2014-07-30

    The nominal parameters for gold ions in Booster, AGS, and RHIC are given for the FY2014 running period. The parameters are worked out using various formulas to derive mass, kinetic parameters, RF parameters, ring parameters, etc.. The ''standard setup'', ''medium-energy'', and ''low-energy'' parameters are summarized in separate sections.

  7. Quasi-matter domination parameters in bouncing cosmologies

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    Emili Elizalde; Jaume Haro; Sergei D. Odintsov

    2015-03-04

    For bouncing cosmologies, a fine set of parameters is introduced in order to describe the nearly matter dominated phase, and which play the same role that the usual slow-roll parameters play in inflationary cosmology. It is shown that, as in the inflation case, the spectral index and the running parameter for scalar perturbations in bouncing cosmologies can be best expressed in terms of these small parameters. Further, they explicitly exhibit the duality which exists between a nearly matter dominated Universe in its contracting phase and the quasi de Sitter regime in the expanding one. The results obtained also confirm and extend the known evidence that the spectral index for a matter dominated Universe in the contracting phase is, in fact, the same as the spectral index for an exact Sitter regime in the expanding phase. Finally, in both the inflationary and the matter bounce scenarios, the theoretical values of the spectral index and of the running parameter are compared with their experimental counterparts, obtained from the most recent PLANCK data, with the result that the bouncing models here discussed do fit well accurate astronomical observations.

  8. The Impact of Uncertain Physical Parameters on HVAC Demand Response

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    Sun, Yannan; Elizondo, Marcelo A.; Lu, Shuai; Fuller, Jason C.

    2014-03-01

    HVAC units are currently one of the major resources providing demand response (DR) in residential buildings. Models of HVAC with DR function can improve understanding of its impact on power system operations and facilitate the deployment of DR technologies. This paper investigates the importance of various physical parameters and their distributions to the HVAC response to DR signals, which is a key step to the construction of HVAC models for a population of units with insufficient data. These parameters include the size of floors, insulation efficiency, the amount of solid mass in the house, and efficiency of the HVAC units. These parameters are usually assumed to follow Gaussian or Uniform distributions. We study the effect of uncertainty in the chosen parameter distributions on the aggregate HVAC response to DR signals, during transient phase and in steady state. We use a quasi-Monte Carlo sampling method with linear regression and Prony analysis to evaluate sensitivity of DR output to the uncertainty in the distribution parameters. The significance ranking on the uncertainty sources is given for future guidance in the modeling of HVAC demand response.

  9. ASPCAP: The Apogee Stellar Parameter and Chemical Abundances Pipeline

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    Pérez, Ana E García; Holtzman, Jon A; Shetrone, Matthew; Mészáros, Szabolcs; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Carrera, Ricardo; Cunha, Katia; García-Hernández, D A; Johnson, Jennifer A; Majewski, Steven R; Nidever, David L; Schiavon, Ricardo P; Shane, Neville; Smith, Verne V; Sobeck, Jennifer; Troup, Nicholas; Zamora, Olga; Bovy, Jo; Eisenstein, Daniel J; Feuillet, Diane; Frinchaboy, Peter M; Hayden, Michael R; Hearty, Fred R; Nguyen, Duy C; O'Connell, Robert W; Pinsonneault, Marc H; Weinberg, David H; Wilson, John C; Zasowski, Gail

    2015-01-01

    The Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) has built the largest moderately high-resolution (R=22, 500) spectroscopic map of the stars across the Milky Way, and including dust-obscured areas. The APOGEE Stellar Parameter and Chemical Abundances Pipeline (ASPCAP) is the software developed for the automated analysis of these spectra. ASPCAP determines atmospheric parameters and chemical abundances from observed spectra by comparing observed spectra to libraries of theoretical spectra, using chi-2 minimization in a multidimensional parameter space. The package consists of a fortran90 code that does the actual minimization, and a wrapper IDL code for book-keeping and data handling. This paper explains in detail the ASPCAP components and functionality, and presents results from a number of tests designed to check its performance. ASPCAP provides stellar effective temperatures, surface gravities, and metallicities precise to 2%, 0.1 dex, and 0.05 dex, respectively, for most APOGEE stars, wh...

  10. COSMOLOGICAL PARAMETERS FROM SUPERNOVAE ASSOCIATED WITH GAMMA-RAY BURSTS

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    Li, Xue; Hjorth, Jens; Wojtak, Rados?aw, E-mail: lixue@dark-cosmology.dk [Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark)

    2014-11-20

    We report estimates of the cosmological parameters ? {sub m} and ?{sub ?} obtained using supernovae (SNe) associated with gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) at redshifts up to 0.606. Eight high-fidelity GRB-SNe with well-sampled light curves across the peak are used. We correct their peak magnitudes for a luminosity-decline rate relation to turn them into accurate standard candles with dispersion ? = 0.18 mag. We also estimate the peculiar velocity of the low-redshift host galaxy of SN 1998bw using constrained cosmological simulations. In a flat universe, the resulting Hubble diagram leads to best-fit cosmological parameters of (?{sub m},?{sub ?})=(0.58{sub ?0.25}{sup +0.22},0.42{sub ?0.22}{sup +0.25}). This exploratory study suggests that GRB-SNe can potentially be used as standardizable candles to high redshifts to measure distances in the universe and constrain cosmological parameters.

  11. Solar Model Parameters and Direct Measurements of Solar Neutrino Fluxes

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    Abhijit Bandyopadhyay; Sandhya Choubey; Srubabati Goswami; S. T. Petcov

    2006-08-30

    We explore a novel possibility of determining the solar model parameters, which serve as input in the calculations of the solar neutrino fluxes, by exploiting the data from direct measurements of the fluxes. More specifically, we use the rather precise value of the $^8B$ neutrino flux, $\\phi_B$ obtained from the global analysis of the solar neutrino and KamLAND data, to derive constraints on each of the solar model parameters on which $\\phi_B$ depends. We also use more precise values of $^7Be$ and $pp$ fluxes as can be obtained from future prospective data and discuss whether such measurements can help in reducing the uncertainties of one or more input parameters of the Standard Solar Model.

  12. Identification of slow molecular order parameters for Markov model construction

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    Perez-Hernandez, Guillermo; Giorgino, Toni; de Fabritiis, Gianni; Noé, Frank

    2013-01-01

    A goal in the kinetic characterization of a macromolecular system is the description of its slow relaxation processes, involving (i) identification of the structural changes involved in these processes, and (ii) estimation of the rates or timescales at which these slow processes occur. Most of the approaches to this task, including Markov models, Master-equation models, and kinetic network models, start by discretizing the high-dimensional state space and then characterize relaxation processes in terms of the eigenvectors and eigenvalues of a discrete transition matrix. The practical success of such an approach depends very much on the ability to finely discretize the slow order parameters. How can this task be achieved in a high-dimensional configuration space without relying on subjective guesses of the slow order parameters? In this paper, we use the variational principle of conformation dynamics to derive an optimal way of identifying the "slow subspace" of a large set of prior order parameters - either g...

  13. Climate Engineering with Stratospheric Aerosols and Associated Engineering Parameters

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    Kravitz, Benjamin S.

    2013-02-12

    Climate engineering with stratospheric aerosols, an idea inspired by large volcaniceruptions, could cool the Earth’s surface and thus alleviate some of the predicted dangerous impacts of anthropogenic climate change. However, the effectiveness of climate engineering to achieve a particular climate goal, and any associated side effects, depend on certain aerosol parameters and how the aerosols are deployed in the stratosphere. Through the examples of sulfate and black carbon aerosols, this paper examines "engineering" parameters-aerosol composition, aerosol size, and spatial and temporal variations in deployment-for stratospheric climate engineering. The effects of climate engineering are sensitive to these parameters, suggesting that a particle could be found ordesigned to achieve specific desired climate outcomes. This prospect opens the possibility for discussion of societal goals for climate engineering.

  14. Impact of the local void on the cosmological parameters

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    Yu, Bo, E-mail: yubo@pmo.ac.cn [Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008 (China)

    2013-03-01

    In this paper, I discuss the effects of a local void on the cosmological parameters. It is found that, if the supernova distance is absolutely calibrated, then the bias of all the cosmological parameters is always important, while if the supernova distance is relatively calibrated, the largest effects will appear in the dark energy equation of state. For a local void of size ? 100 Mpc, the bias effects mainly manifest in the low redshift range. Therefore, the piecewise dark energy equation of state, especially the one in the range of lowest redshift, will be more strongly affected than the constant equation of state. In order to reduce this bias in constraining the cosmological parameters, one could require the distance of all the adopted supernovas be greater than 1.2 ? 1.5 times of the radius of the local void. In this case, the residual bias can be safely ignored.

  15. On-fiber plasmonic interferometer for multi-parameter sensing

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    Zhang, Zhijian [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); Chen, Yongyao [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); Liu, Haijun [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States); Bae, Hyungdae [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); Olson, Douglas A. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States); Gupta, Ashwani K. [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); Yu, Miao [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrate a novel miniature multi-parameter sensing device based on a plasmonic interferometer fabricated on a fiber facet in the optical communication wavelength range. This device enables the coupling between surface plasmon resonance and plasmonic interference in the structure, which are the two essential mechanisms for multi-parameter sensing. We experimentally show that these two mechanisms have distinctive responses to temperature and refractive index, rendering the device the capability of simultaneous temperature and refractive index measurement on an ultra-miniature form factor. A high refractive index sensitivity of 220 nm per refractive index unit (RIU) and a high temperature sensitivity of –60 pm/ °C is achieved with our device.

  16. Method of determining forest production from remotely sensed forest parameters

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    Corey, J.C.; Mackey, H.E. Jr.

    1987-08-31

    A method of determining forest production entirely from remotely sensed data in which remotely sensed multispectral scanner (MSS) data on forest 5 composition is combined with remotely sensed radar imaging data on forest stand biophysical parameters to provide a measure of forest production. A high correlation has been found to exist between the remotely sensed radar imaging data and on site measurements of biophysical 10 parameters such as stand height, diameter at breast height, total tree height, mean area per tree, and timber stand volume.

  17. On-fiber plasmonic interferometer for multi-parameter sensing

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    Zhang, Zhijian; Chen, Yongyao; Liu, Haijun; Bae, Hyungdae; Olson, Douglas A.; Gupta, Ashwani K.; Yu, Miao

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrate a novel miniature multi-parameter sensing device based on a plasmonic interferometer fabricated on a fiber facet in the optical communication wavelength range. This device enables the coupling between surface plasmon resonance and plasmonic interference in the structure, which are the two essential mechanisms for multi-parameter sensing. We experimentally show that these two mechanisms have distinctive responses to temperature and refractive index, rendering the device the capability of simultaneous temperature and refractive index measurement on an ultra-miniature form factor. A high refractive index sensitivity of 220 nm per refractive index unit (RIU) and a high temperature sensitivity of ?60 pm/ °C is achieved with our device.

  18. Considerations for design parameters for a dedicated medical accelerator

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    Alonso, J.R.

    1980-10-01

    There are only a very few critical parameters which determine the size, performance and cost of a heavy ion accelerator. These are the mass of the heaviest ion desired, the maximum range of this heaviest ion in tissue, and the highest intensity desired. Other parameters, such as beam emittance, beam delivery flexibility, reliability and experimental facility configurations are important, but are not primary driving factors in the design effort. The various clinical applications for a heavy ion accelerator are evaluated, detailing the most desirable beams for each application.

  19. Neutron Resonance Parameters and Covariance Matrix of 239Pu

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    Derrien, Herve; Leal, Luiz C; Larson, Nancy M

    2008-08-01

    In order to obtain the resonance parameters in a single energy range and the corresponding covariance matrix, a reevaluation of 239Pu was performed with the code SAMMY. The most recent experimental data were analyzed or reanalyzed in the energy range thermal to 2.5 keV. The normalization of the fission cross section data was reconsidered by taking into account the most recent measurements of Weston et al. and Wagemans et al. A full resonance parameter covariance matrix was generated. The method used to obtain realistic uncertainties on the average cross section calculated by SAMMY or other processing codes was examined.

  20. Microscopic analysis of order parameters in nuclear quantum phase transitions

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    Li, Z. P.; Niksic, T.; Vretenar, D.; Meng, J.

    2009-12-15

    Microscopic signatures of nuclear ground-state shape phase transitions in Nd isotopes are studied using excitation spectra and collective wave functions obtained by diagonalization of a five-dimensional Hamiltonian for quadrupole vibrational and rotational degrees of freedom, with parameters determined by constrained self-consistent relativistic mean-field calculations for triaxial shapes. As a function of the physical control parameter, the number of nucleons, energy gaps between the ground state and the excited vibrational states with zero angular momentum, isomer shifts, and monopole transition strengths exhibit sharp discontinuities at neutron number N=90, which is characteristic of a first-order quantum phase transition.

  1. Coronal heating and photospheric turbulence parameters: observational aspects

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    spectrum, E(k) k- and the magnetic energy dissipation rate (/) which is a proxy for the energy of randomMgMn) and the magnetic energy dissipation rate / ( = 0.68/Al.1 and 0.70/AlMgMn). Also, both magnetic parameters are well heating; magnetic field #12;­ 2 ­ 1. Introduction Since Fisher's et al. (1998) study, solar magnetic

  2. FlowSort parameters elicitation based on classification examples

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    Libre de Bruxelles, Université

    2014 Dimitri Van Asschea, , Yves De Smeta aComputer & Decision Engineering Department (CoDE), ´Ecole. The parameters of the GA will be optimized using the iRace procedure. We illustrate both the performances on multiple conflicting criteria. For instance, in the common example of buying a new car, you typically try

  3. Resummed $C$-Parameter Distribution in $e^+e^-$ Annihilation

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    S. Catani; B. R. Webber

    1998-01-19

    We give perturbative predictions for the distribution of the $C$-Parameter event shape variable in $e^+e^-$ annihilation, including resummation of large logarithms in the two-jet (small-$C$) region, matched to next-to-leading order results. We also estimate the leading non-perturbative power correction and make a preliminary comparison with experimental data.

  4. Chiral metamaterials: retrieval of the effective parameters with and without

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    Chiral metamaterials: retrieval of the effective parameters with and without substrate Rongkuo Zhao metamaterials were designed and fabricated at difference frequency ranges from microwaves to optical waves metamaterials is urgently needed. Here, we analyze the wave propagation in chiral metamaterials and follow

  5. Multi-parameter estimating photometric redshifts with artificial neural networks

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    Lili Li; Yanxia Zhang; Yongheng Zhao; Dawei Yang

    2007-04-17

    We calculate photometric redshifts from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 2 Galaxy Sample using artificial neural networks (ANNs). Different input patterns based on various parameters (e.g. magnitude, color index, flux information) are explored and their performances for redshift prediction are compared. For ANN technique, any parameter may be easily incorporated as input, but our results indicate that using dereddening magnitude produces photometric redshift accuracies often better than the Petrosian magnitude or model magnitude. Similarly, the model magnitude is also superior to Petrosian magnitude. In addition, ANNs also show better performance when the more effective parameters increase in the training set. Finally, the method is tested on a sample of 79, 346 galaxies from the SDSS DR2. When using 19 parameters based on the dereddening magnitude, the rms error in redshift estimation is sigma(z)=0.020184. The ANN is highly competitive tool when compared with traditional template-fitting methods where a large and representative training set is available.

  6. Automatic selection of tuning parameters in wind power prediction

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    Automatic selection of tuning parameters in wind power prediction Lasse Engbo Christiansen (lec Report number: IMM-Technical Report-2007-12 Project title: Intelligent wind power prediction systems PSO these classes of systems, e.g. when predicting the power production from new wind farms. 4 #12;1 Introduction

  7. Wind parameters extraction from aircraft trajectories C. Hurtera,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Wind parameters extraction from aircraft trajectories C. Hurtera, , R. Alligiera,b , D. Gianazzaa traffic controllers need to know the current wind magnitude and direction since they impact every flying vessel. The wind may accel- erate or slow down an aircraft, depending on its relative direction

  8. Efficient Algorithms for Bayesian Network Parameter Learning from Incomplete Data

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    in terms of the observed data, which is asymptotically consistent. Based on this framework, we contributeEfficient Algorithms for Bayesian Network Parameter Learning from Incomplete Data Guy Van den Broeck and Karthika Mohan and Arthur Choi and Judea Pearl University of California, Los Angeles Los

  9. Error Control Based Model Reduction for Parameter Optimization of Elliptic

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    of technical devices that rely on multiscale processes, such as fuel cells or batteries. As the solutionError Control Based Model Reduction for Parameter Optimization of Elliptic Homogenization Problems optimization of elliptic multiscale problems with macroscopic optimization functionals and microscopic material

  10. Cosmological parameters from lensing power spectrum and bispectrum tomography

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    Masahiro Takada; Bhuvnesh Jain

    2005-07-20

    We examine how lensing tomography with the bispectrum and power spectrum can constrain cosmological parameters and the equation of state of dark energy. Our analysis uses the full information at the two- and three-point level from angular scales of a few degrees to 5 arcminutes (50 < l < 3000), which will be probed by lensing surveys. We use all triangle configurations, cross-power spectra and bispectra constructed from up to three redshift bins with photometric redshifts, and relevant covariances in our analysis. We find that the parameter constraints from bispectrum tomography are comparable to those from power spectrum tomography. Combining the two improves parameter accuracies by a factor of three due to their complementarity. For the dark energy parameterization w(a) = w0 + wa(1-a), the marginalized errors from lensing alone are sigma(w0) = 0.03 fsky^{-1/2} and sigma(wa) = 0.1 fsky^{-1/2}. We show that these constraints can be further improved when combined with measurements of the cosmic microwave background or Type Ia supernovae. The amplitude and shape of the mass power spectrum are also shown to be precisely constrained. We use hyper-extended perturbation theory to compute the nonlinear lensing bispectrum for dark energy models. Accurate model predictions of the bispectrum in the moderately nonlinear regime, calibrated with numerical simulations, will be needed to realize the parameter accuracy we have estimated. Finally, we estimate how well the lensing bispectrum can constrain a model with primordial non-Gaussianity.

  11. Constructing Fusion Frames with Desired Parameters Robert Calderbank,1

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    Kutyniok, Gitta

    Constructing Fusion Frames with Desired Parameters Robert Calderbank,1 Peter G. Casazza,2 Andreas Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1373, USA ABSTRACT A fusion frame is a frame representation. In this paper, we study the existence and construction of fusion frames. We first introduce two

  12. Hafnium Resonance Parameter Analysis using Neutron Capture and Transmission Experiments

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    Danon, Yaron

    LINAC, and also can correct for multiple scattering effects in neutron capture yield data. The combinedHafnium Resonance Parameter Analysis using Neutron Capture and Transmission Experiments Michael J and 178 Hf resonances near 8 eV. The large neutron cross section of hafnium, combined with its corrosion

  13. Using HYTECH to Synthesize Control Parameters for a Steam Boiler? ??

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    Henzinger, Thomas A.

    Using HYTECH to Synthesize Control Parameters for a Steam Boiler? ?? Thomas A. Henzinger1 Howard model a steam-boiler control system using hybrid au- tomata. We provide two abstracted linear models of the nonlinear be- havior of the boiler. For each model, we de ne and verify a controller that maintains the safe

  14. Using HYTECH to Synthesize Control Parameters for a Steam Boiler ?;??

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    Henzinger, Thomas A.

    Using HYTECH to Synthesize Control Parameters for a Steam Boiler ?;?? Thomas A. Henzinger 1 Howard model a steam­boiler control system using hybrid au­ tomata. We provide two abstracted linear models of the nonlinear be­ havior of the boiler. For each model, we define and verify a controller that maintains

  15. Ductile damage parameters identification for cold metal forming applications

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Ductile damage parameters identification for cold metal forming applications Pierre damage mechanics is essential to predict failure during cold metal forming applications. Several damage models can be found in the literature. These damage models are coupled with the mechanical behavior so

  16. QCD Equation of State and Cosmological Parameters in Early Universe

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    Paolo Castorina; Vincenzo Greco; Salvatore Plumari

    2015-05-28

    The time evolution of cosmological parameters in early Universe at the deconfinement transition is studied by an equation of state (EoS) which takes into account the finite baryon density and the background magnetic field. The non perturbative dynamics is described by the Field Correlator Method (FCM) which gives, with a small number of free parameters, a good fit of lattice data. The entire system has two components, i.e. the quark-gluon plasma and the electroweak sector, and the solutions of the Friedmann equation show that the scale factor, $a(t)$, and $H(t)= (1/a)da/dt$ are weakly dependent on the EoS, but the deceleration parameter, $q(t)$, and the jerk, $j(t)$, are strongly modified above the critical temperature $T_c$, corresponding to a critical time $t_c \\simeq 20-25 \\mu s$. The time evolution of the cosmological parameters suggest that above and around $T_c$ there is a transient state of acceleration typical of a matter dominated Universe; this is entailed by the QCD strong interaction driven by the presence of massive colored objects.

  17. QCD Equation of State and Cosmological Parameters in Early Universe

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    Castorina, Paolo; Plumari, Salvatore

    2015-01-01

    The time evolution of cosmological parameters in early Universe at the deconfinement transition is studied by an equation of state (EoS) which takes into account the finite baryon density and the background magnetic field. The non perturbative dynamics is described by the Field Correlator Method (FCM) which gives, with a small number of free parameters, a good fit of lattice data. The entire system has two components, i.e. the quark-gluon plasma and the electroweak sector, and the solutions of the Friedmann equation show that the scale factor, $a(t)$, and $H(t)= (1/a)da/dt$ are weakly dependent on the EoS, but the deceleration parameter, $q(t)$, and the jerk, $j(t)$, are strongly modified above the critical temperature $T_c$, corresponding to a critical time $t_c \\simeq 20-25 \\mu s$. The time evolution of the cosmological parameters suggest that above and around $T_c$ there is a transient state of acceleration typical of a matter dominated Universe; this is entailed by the QCD strong interaction driven by the...

  18. Parameter Synthesis in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: Application to Systems Biology

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    Langmead, Christopher James

    Parameter Synthesis in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: Application to Systems Biology Alexandre Donz. The dynamics of biological processes are often modeled as systems of nonlinear ordinary differential equations problem for nonlinear dynamical systems. That is, for systems of nonlinear ordinary differential equations

  19. Simulator Building and Parameter Optimization of an Autonomous Robotic Fish

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    Hu, Huosheng

    Simulator Building and Parameter Optimization of an Autonomous Robotic Fish Jindong Liu, Huosheng@essex.ac.uk Abstract-- This paper presents a short review on the research of robotic fish. A simulation environment for robotic fish is built and the experiment shows that it is a convenient way to make research on the robotic

  20. Parameter space study of magnetohydrodynamic flows around magnetized compact objects

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    Santabrata Das; Sandip K. Chakrabarti

    2007-06-20

    We solve the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations governing axisymmetric flows around neutron stars and black holes and found all possible solution topologies for adiabatic accretion. We divide the parameter space spanned by the conserved energy and angular momentum of the flow in terms of the flow topologies. We also study the possibility of the formation of the MHD shock waves.

  1. Revised Parameters for the AMOEBA Polarizable Atomic Multipole Water Model

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    Ponder, Jay

    Revised Parameters for the AMOEBA Polarizable Atomic Multipole Water Model Marie L. Laury,, Lee for the AMOEBA polarizable atomic multipole water model is developed. An automated procedure, Force. With advances in computing power, calibration data, and optimization techniques, we recommend the use

  2. Accuracy of cosmological parameters using the baryon acoustic scale

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    Thepsuriya, Kiattisak; Lewis, Antony E-mail: antony@cosmologist.info

    2015-01-01

    Percent-level measurements of the comoving baryon acoustic scale standard ruler can be used to break degeneracies in parameter constraints from the CMB alone. The sound horizon at the epoch of baryon drag is often used as a proxy for the scale of the peak in the matter density correlation function, and can conveniently be calculated quickly for different cosmological models. However, the measurements are not directly constraining this scale, but rather a measurement of the full correlation function, which depends on the detailed evolution through decoupling. We assess the level of reliability of parameter constraints based on a simple approximation of the acoustic scale compared to a more direct determination from the full numerical two-point correlation function. Using a five-parameter fitting technique similar to recent BAO data analyses, we find that for standard ?CDM models and extensions with massive neutrinos and additional relativistic degrees of freedom, the approximation is at better than 0.15% for most parameter combinations varying over reasonable ranges.

  3. Parameter identification using experimental nonlinear dynamics and chaos 

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    Chancellor, Roy Scott

    1993-01-01

    . The movement of the unstable periodic orbits in phase space is used to identify parameter changes in the system. Cracked beams were created by initiating fatigue cracks in aluminum beams. Several attempts to force the beams into chaos revealed how a crack...

  4. Primordial nucleosynthesis as a probe of fundamental physics parameters

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    Thomas Dent; Steffen Stern; Christof Wetterich

    2007-08-10

    We analyze the effect of variation of fundamental couplings and mass scales on primordial nucleosynthesis in a systematic way. The first step establishes the response of primordial element abundances to the variation of a large number of nuclear physics parameters, including nuclear binding energies. We find a strong influence of the n-p mass difference (for the 4He abundance), of the nucleon mass (for deuterium) and of A=3,4,7 binding energies (for 3He, 6Li and 7Li). A second step relates the nuclear parameters to the parameters of the Standard Model of particle physics. The deuterium, and, above all, 7Li abundances depend strongly on the average light quark mass hat{m} \\equiv (m_u+m_d)/2. We calculate the behaviour of abundances when variations of fundamental parameters obey relations arising from grand unification. We also discuss the possibility of a substantial shift in the lithium abundance while the deuterium and 4He abundances are only weakly affected.

  5. Dam-Breach Flood Wave Propagation Using Dimensionless Parameters

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    Ponce, V. Miguel

    Dam-Breach Flood Wave Propagation Using Dimensionless Parameters Victor M. Ponce, M.ASCE1 ; Ahmad to study the sensitivity of dam-breach flood waves to breach-outflow hydrograph volume, peak discharge the channel. A dam-breach Froude number is defined to enable analysis through a wide range of site and flow

  6. Graph width-parameters and Jisu Jeong (KAIST)

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    Kim, Yong Jung

    width-parameters · tree-width (Halin 1976, Robertson and Seymour 1984) · branch-width (Robertson and Seymour 1991) · carving-width (Seymour and Thomas 1994) · clique-width (Courcelle and Olariu 2000) · rank-width (Oum and Seymour 2006) · boolean-width (Bui-Xuan, Telle, Vatshelle 2011) · maximum matching

  7. STATE-PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS FOR ACCURATE BUILDING ENERGY AUDITS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    STATE-PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS FOR ACCURATE BUILDING ENERGY AUDITS Jordan Brouns1 a fast method for computing model's sensitivities. INTRODUCTION Building energy performance simulation Universit´e de La Rochelle, LaSIE, FER 3474 CNRS, France ABSTRACT Building performance simulation often

  8. Characteristics of meteorological parameters associated with Hurricane Isabel

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    Singh, Ramesh P.

    Characteristics of meteorological parameters associated with Hurricane Isabel R. Gautam, G. Cervone-sea interactions associated with Hurricane Isabel, which landed on the east coast of the United States on September 18, 2003. Hurricane Isabel is considered to be one of the most significant and severe tropical

  9. Online Support Vector Regression with Varying Parameters for Time-Dependent Data

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    Omitaomu, Olufemi A [ORNL; Jeong, Myong K [ORNL; Badiru, Adedeji B [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    Support vector regression (SVR) is a machine learning technique that continues to receive interest in several domains including manufacturing, engineering, and medicine. In order to extend its application to problems in which datasets arrive constantly and in which batch processing of the datasets is infeasible or expensive, an accurate online support vector regression (AOSVR) technique was proposed. The AOSVR technique efficiently updates a trained SVR function whenever a sample is added to or removed from the training set without retraining the entire training data. However, the AOSVR technique assumes that the new samples and the training samples are of the same characteristics; hence, the same value of SVR parameters is used for training and prediction. This assumption is not applicable to data samples that are inherently noisy and non-stationary such as sensor data. As a result, we propose Accurate On-line Support Vector Regression with Varying Parameters (AOSVR-VP) that uses varying SVR parameters rather than fixed SVR parameters, and hence accounts for the variability that may exist in the samples. To accomplish this objective, we also propose a generalized weight function to automatically update the weights of SVR parameters in on-line monitoring applications. The proposed function allows for lower and upper bounds for SVR parameters. We tested our proposed approach and compared results with the conventional AOSVR approach using two benchmark time series data and sensor data from nuclear power plant. The results show that using varying SVR parameters is more applicable to time dependent data.

  10. Prediction of interest rate using CKLS model with stochastic parameters

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    Ying, Khor Chia [Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Multimedia University, Jalan Multimedia, 63100 Cyberjaya, Selangor (Malaysia); Hin, Pooi Ah [Sunway University Business School, No. 5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2014-06-19

    The Chan, Karolyi, Longstaff and Sanders (CKLS) model is a popular one-factor model for describing the spot interest rates. In this paper, the four parameters in the CKLS model are regarded as stochastic. The parameter vector ?{sup (j)} of four parameters at the (J+n)-th time point is estimated by the j-th window which is defined as the set consisting of the observed interest rates at the j?-th time point where j?j??j+n. To model the variation of ?{sup (j)}, we assume that ?{sup (j)} depends on ?{sup (j?m)}, ?{sup (j?m+1)},…, ?{sup (j?1)} and the interest rate r{sub j+n} at the (j+n)-th time point via a four-dimensional conditional distribution which is derived from a [4(m+1)+1]-dimensional power-normal distribution. Treating the (j+n)-th time point as the present time point, we find a prediction interval for the future value r{sub j+n+1} of the interest rate at the next time point when the value r{sub j+n} of the interest rate is given. From the above four-dimensional conditional distribution, we also find a prediction interval for the future interest rate r{sub j+n+d} at the next d-th (d?2) time point. The prediction intervals based on the CKLS model with stochastic parameters are found to have better ability of covering the observed future interest rates when compared with those based on the model with fixed parameters.

  11. Aperiodic signals processing via parameter-tuning stochastic resonance in a photorefractive ring cavity

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    Li, Xuefeng, E-mail: lixfpost@163.com [School of Science, Xi'an University of Post and Telecommunications, Xi'an, 710121 (China)] [School of Science, Xi'an University of Post and Telecommunications, Xi'an, 710121 (China); Cao, Guangzhan; Liu, Hongjun [Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an, 710119 (China)] [Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an, 710119 (China)

    2014-04-15

    Based on solving numerically the generalized nonlinear Langevin equation describing the nonlinear dynamics of stochastic resonance by Fourth-order Runge-Kutta method, an aperiodic stochastic resonance based on an optical bistable system is numerically investigated. The numerical results show that a parameter-tuning stochastic resonance system can be realized by choosing the appropriate optical bistable parameters, which performs well in reconstructing aperiodic signals from a very high level of noise background. The influences of optical bistable parameters on the stochastic resonance effect are numerically analyzed via cross-correlation, and a maximum cross-correlation gain of 8 is obtained by optimizing optical bistable parameters. This provides a prospective method for reconstructing noise-hidden weak signals in all-optical signal processing systems.

  12. Soil-related Input Parameters for the Biosphere Model

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    A. J. Smith

    2003-07-02

    This analysis is one of the technical reports containing documentation of the Environmental Radiation Model for Yucca Mountain Nevada (ERMYN), a biosphere model supporting the Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) for the geologic repository at Yucca Mountain. The biosphere model is one of a series of process models supporting the Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) for the Yucca Mountain repository. A graphical representation of the documentation hierarchy for the ERMYN biosphere model is presented in Figure 1-1. This figure shows the interrelationships among the products (i.e., analysis and model reports) developed for biosphere modeling, and the plan for development of the biosphere abstraction products for TSPA, as identified in the ''Technical Work Plan: for Biosphere Modeling and Expert Support'' (BSC 2003 [163602]). It should be noted that some documents identified in Figure 1-1 may be under development at the time this report is issued and therefore not available. This figure is included to provide an understanding of how this analysis report contributes to biosphere modeling in support of the license application, and is not intended to imply that access to the listed documents is required to understand the contents of this report. This report, ''Soil Related Input Parameters for the Biosphere Model'', is one of the five analysis reports that develop input parameters for use in the ERMYN model. This report is the source documentation for the six biosphere parameters identified in Table 1-1. ''The Biosphere Model Report'' (BSC 2003 [160699]) describes in detail the conceptual model as well as the mathematical model and its input parameters. The purpose of this analysis was to develop the biosphere model parameters needed to evaluate doses from pathways associated with the accumulation and depletion of radionuclides in the soil. These parameters support the calculation of radionuclide concentrations in soil from on-going irrigation and ash deposition and, as a direct consequence, radionuclide concentration in resuspended particulate matter in the atmosphere. The analysis was performed in accordance with the technical work plan for the biosphere modeling and expert support (TWP) (BSC 2003 [163602]). This analysis revises the previous one titled ''Evaluate Soil/Radionuclide Removal by Erosion and Leaching'' (CRWMS M&O 2001 [152517]). In REV 00 of this report, the data generated were fixed (i.e., taking no account of uncertainty and variability) values. This revision incorporates uncertainty and variability into the values for the bulk density, elemental partition coefficients, average annual loss of soil from erosion, resuspension enhancement factor, and field capacity water content.

  13. FY2014 Parameters for Helions and Gold Ions in Booster, AGS, and RHIC

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    Gardner, C. J.

    2014-08-15

    The nominal parameters for helions (helion is the bound state of two protons and one neutron, the nucleus of a helium-3 atom) and gold ions in Booster, AGS, and RHIC are given for the FY2014 running period. The parameters are found using various formulas to derive mass, helion anomalous g-factor, kinetic parameters, RF parameters, ring parameters, etc..

  14. On-fiber plasmonic interferometer for multi-parameter sensing

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    Zhang, Zhijian; Chen, Yongyao; Liu, Haijun; Bae, Hyungdae; Olson, Douglas A.; Gupta, Ashwani K.; Yu, Miao

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrate a novel miniature multi-parameter sensing device based on a plasmonic interferometer fabricated on a fiber facet in the optical communication wavelength range. This device enables the coupling between surface plasmon resonance and plasmonic interference in the structure, which are the two essential mechanisms for multi-parameter sensing. We experimentally show that these two mechanisms have distinctive responses to temperature and refractive index, rendering the device the capability of simultaneous temperature and refractive index measurement on an ultra-miniature form factor. A high refractive index sensitivity of 220 nm per refractive index unit (RIU) and a high temperature sensitivity of –60more »pm/ °C is achieved with our device.« less

  15. Parameter Scaling and Practical Design of TME Lattice

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    Jiao, Yi; Cai, Yunhai; Chao, Alex; /SLAC /Beijing, Inst. High Energy Phys. /SLAC

    2011-11-08

    It is a challenge to produce a practical design of an electron storage ring with a theorectical minimum emittance (TME) lattice of ultra low emittance, e.g. several pico-meters, due to the very strong focusing and extremely large natural chromaticity associated to these lattice designs. To help dealing with this challenge, it is requisite to scale the parameters and look for a best solution. In this paper, the parameter scaling is summarized, and it is argued that, with the lattice configuration with defocusing quadrupole closer to the dipole or just defocusing dipole, one can reach a good balance of the low emittance and relative small natural chromaticity, with phase advance per half cell below {pi}/2. The 10 pm TME lattice for PEP-X is shown at last as demonstration of the design procedure.

  16. An analysis of parameters affecting slapdown of transportation packages

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    Bergmann, V.L.; Ammerman, D.J.

    1991-01-01

    Several parameters affecting the accelerations experienced by packages for the transport of nuclear material during eccentric impact are evaluated. Eccentric impact on one end of a cask causes rotation leading to secondary impact, referred to as slapdown, at the other end. In a slapdown event, the rotational acceleration during the primary impact can cause accelerations at the nose and tail which are greater than those during a side-on impact. Slapdown can also cause acceleration at the tail during the secondary impact to be more severe than at the nose during primary impact. Both of these effects are investigated for two casks geometries. Other parameters evaluated are the characteristics of impact limiters and friction between the impact limiter the impacted surface. Results were obtained using SLAPDOWN, a code which models the impact response of deformable bodies. 2 refs., 11 figs.

  17. Power Saving Optimization for Linear Collider Interaction Region Parameters

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    Seryi, Andrei; /SLAC

    2009-10-30

    Optimization of Interaction Region parameters of a TeV energy scale linear collider has to take into account constraints defined by phenomena such as beam-beam focusing forces, beamstrahlung radiation, and hour-glass effect. With those constraints, achieving a desired luminosity of about 2E34 would require use of e{sup +}e{sup -} beams with about 10 MW average power. Application of the 'travelling focus' regime may allow the required beam power to be reduced by at least a factor of two, helping reduce the cost of the collider, while keeping the beamstrahlung energy loss reasonably low. The technique is illustrated for the 500 GeV CM parameters of the International Linear Collider. This technique may also in principle allow recycling the e{sup +}e{sup -} beams and/or recuperation of their energy.

  18. Study of some parameters interstellar transport using of magnetic umbrella

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    ?ermák, Martin

    2013-01-01

    Interstellar transport is an object of interest in many sci-fi stories. In history a lot of sci-fi predictions have turned into reality, such as communications satellites, deep-sea submarines and journies to the moon. In this work we study some physical parameters of a space ship which uses a magnetic umbrella. Our spaceship generates a magnetic field in its neighborhood and captures charged protons into a magnetic trap. These particles are taken into a fusion reactor. The obtained energy and waste in form of helium are used as a fuel in an ion engine. With the help of elementary physics we can work out the basic physical parameters of the ship, e.g. maximal velocity, acceleration of the ship or acceleration time period.

  19. Agricultural and Environmental Input Parameters for the Biosphere Model

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    K. Rasmuson; K. Rautenstrauch

    2004-09-14

    This analysis is one of 10 technical reports that support the Environmental Radiation Model for Yucca Mountain Nevada (ERMYN) (i.e., the biosphere model). It documents development of agricultural and environmental input parameters for the biosphere model, and supports the use of the model to develop biosphere dose conversion factors (BDCFs). The biosphere model is one of a series of process models supporting the total system performance assessment (TSPA) for the repository at Yucca Mountain. The ERMYN provides the TSPA with the capability to perform dose assessments. A graphical representation of the documentation hierarchy for the ERMYN is presented in Figure 1-1. This figure shows the interrelationships between the major activities and their products (the analysis and model reports) that were planned in ''Technical Work Plan for Biosphere Modeling and Expert Support'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169573]). The ''Biosphere Model Report'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169460]) describes the ERMYN and its input parameters.

  20. Performance and safety parameters for the high flux isotope reactor

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    Ilas, G. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6172 (United States); Primm III, T. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6172 (United States); Primm Consulting, LLC, 945 Laurel Hill Road, Knoxville, TN 37923 (United States)

    2012-07-01

    A Monte Carlo depletion model for the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) Cycle 400 and its use in calculating parameters of relevance to the reactor performance and safety during the reactor cycle are presented in this paper. This depletion model was developed to serve as a reference for the design of a low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel for an ongoing study to convert HFIR from high-enriched uranium (HEU) to LEU fuel; both HEU and LEU depletion models use the same methodology and ENDF/B-VII nuclear data as discussed in this paper. The calculated HFIR Cycle 400 parameters, which are compared with measurement data from critical experiments performed at HFIR, data included in the HFIR Safety Analysis Report (SAR), or data reported by previous calculations, provide a basis for verification or updating of the corresponding SAR data. (authors)

  1. Performance and Safety Parameters for the High Flux Isotope Reactor

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    Ilas, Germina [ORNL; Primm, Trent [Primm Consulting, LLC

    2012-01-01

    A Monte Carlo depletion model for the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) Cycle 400 and its use in calculating parameters of relevance to the reactor performance and safety during the reactor cycle are presented in this paper. This depletion model was developed to serve as a reference for the design of a low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel for an ongoing study to convert HFIR from high-enriched uranium (HEU) to LEU fuel; both HEU and LEU depletion models use the same methodology and ENDV/B-VII nuclear data as discussed in this paper. The calculated HFIR Cycle 400 parameters, which are compared when available with measurement data from critical experiments performed at HFIR, data included in the HFIR Safety Analysis Report (SAR), or data reported by previous calculations, provide a basis for verification or updating of the corresponding SAR data.

  2. Probabilistic Constraint Programming for Parameters Optimisation of Generative Models

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    Zanin, Massimiliano; Sousa, Pedro A C; Cruz, Jorge

    2015-01-01

    Complex networks theory has commonly been used for modelling and understanding the interactions taking place between the elements composing complex systems. More recently, the use of generative models has gained momentum, as they allow identifying which forces and mechanisms are responsible for the appearance of given structural properties. In spite of this interest, several problems remain open, one of the most important being the design of robust mechanisms for finding the optimal parameters of a generative model, given a set of real networks. In this contribution, we address this problem by means of Probabilistic Constraint Programming. By using as an example the reconstruction of networks representing brain dynamics, we show how this approach is superior to other solutions, in that it allows a better characterisation of the parameters space, while requiring a significantly lower computational cost.

  3. Watt parameters for the Los Alamos Model : Subroutine getab

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    J. P. Lestone

    2014-09-18

    Many neutron transport Monte-Carlo codes can randomly sample fission neutron energies from a Watt spectrum. The quality of simulations depends on how well the Watt spectrum represents the true energy spectrum of the fission neutrons, and on one's choice of the Watt parameters a and b. The energy spectra of fission neutrons have been calculated and tabulated for the neutron induced fission of 235,238U and 239Pu as a function of incoming neutron energy by Madland using the Los Alamos Model. Each of these energy spectra are mapped into time-of-flight space and fitted with a Watt spectrum. A subroutine getab has been written to interpolate these results, so that Watt a and b parameters can be estimated for all incoming neutron energies up to ~16 MeV.

  4. On The Integral Invariant With Respect to a parameter

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    Valery Fabrikant

    2012-10-13

    Author presents a study of certain category of the integrals, which might look quite difficult to compute, but in fact are easily computable, because they do not depend on the parameter in the integrand. As simple and elementary the procedure is, the author discovered that the best of symbolic manipulation packages presently available fail quite miserably, when asked to compute these integrals. The author suggests proper modifications in the algorithms used for symbolic integration.

  5. On the empirical statistics of parameter estimates in parametric modeling 

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    Zhu, Yao

    1988-01-01

    Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Shiping Li This thesis is a document of studying empirical statistics of the parameter estimates in parametric modeling. After reviewing some common estimation methods, some simulation results on the empirical..., a new estimation method is proposed to improve the accuracy of the estimates for ARMA models. In chapter four, a new estimation method is proposed for exponential models. This method first utilizes singular value decomposition of the signal...

  6. Notes 01. Modeling of mechanical (lumped parameter) elements 

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    San Andres, Luis

    2008-01-01

    1 / ? Luis San Andr?s 2008 1.1 Handout # 1 Modeling of Mechanical (Lumped Parameter) Elements The fundamental components of a mechanical system are: masses or inertias, springs (stiffnesses), and dampers. Lumped elements lead to ordinary... into another form of energy (usually heat). Dampers relate the element force (torque) to a translational (angular) velocity. MEEN 617 Notes: Handout 1 / ? Luis San Andr?s 2008 1.2 Our objective: to determine equivalent system elements as those capable...

  7. Ion implanted step recovery diodes - influence of material parameter variations 

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    Mosman, Thomas Michael

    1974-01-01

    on the successful application of ion implantation in the fabrication of an improved step recovery diode (SRD). At the same time a comprehensive account of the actual device processing will bring to light the problems and difficulties that are ordinarily...ION IMPLANTED STEP RECOVERY DIODES ? INFLUENCE OF MATERIAL PARAMETER VARIATIONS A Thesis by THOMAS MICHAEL MOSMAN Submitted to the Craduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER...

  8. RUMEN DIGESTION PARAMETERS IN LAMBS FED WITH PELLETED DIET

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    RUMEN DIGESTION PARAMETERS IN LAMBS FED WITH PELLETED DIET A. PETKOV E.I. ENEV Department of animal with pelleted feed containing 25 % alfalfa meal, 35 % maize, 9.9 % barley, 7.2 % wheat, 21.5 % sunflower oil ration was 0.200 kg pelleted feed and at the age of 4 months, 0.400 kg. The pelleted feed was given twice

  9. Gradients of meteorological parameters in convective and nonconvective areas 

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    McCown, Milton Samuel

    1976-01-01

    involve horizontal gradients. For example, the equations of motion relate wind speed to pressure gradient, and the thermal wind equation relates vertical wind shear to the horizontal temperature gradient. The study of gradients may help... GRADIENTS OF METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN CONVECTIVE AND NONCONVECTIVE AREAS A Thesis by Milton Samuel McCown Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER...

  10. Optimizing qubit Hamiltonian parameter estimation algorithms using PSO

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    Alexandr Sergeevich; Stephen D. Bartlett

    2012-06-18

    We develop qubit Hamiltonian single parameter estimation techniques using a Bayesian approach. The algorithms considered are restricted to projective measurements in a fixed basis, and are derived under the assumption that the qubit measurement is much slower than the characteristic qubit evolution. We optimize a non-adaptive algorithm using particle swarm optimization (PSO) and compare with a previously-developed locally-optimal scheme.

  11. C -parameter distribution at N 3 LL ' including power corrections

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    Hoang, André H.; Kolodrubetz, Daniel W.; Mateu, Vicent; Stewart, Iain W.

    2015-05-01

    We compute the e?e? C-parameter distribution using the soft-collinear effective theory with a resummation to next-to-next-to-next-to-leading-log prime accuracy of the most singular partonic terms. This includes the known fixed-order QCD results up to O(?3s), a numerical determination of the two-loop nonlogarithmic term of the soft function, and all logarithmic terms in the jet and soft functions up to three loops. Our result holds for C in the peak, tail, and far tail regions. Additionally, we treat hadronization effects using a field theoretic nonperturbative soft function, with moments ?n. To eliminate an O(?QCD) renormalon ambiguity in the soft function, we switchmore »from the MS¯ to a short distance “Rgap” scheme to define the leading power correction parameter ?1. We show how to simultaneously account for running effects in ?1 due to renormalon subtractions and hadron-mass effects, enabling power correction universality between C-parameter and thrust to be tested in our setup. We discuss in detail the impact of resummation and renormalon subtractions on the convergence. In the relevant fit region for ?s(mZ) and ?1, the perturbative uncertainty in our cross section is ? 2.5% at Q=mZ.« less

  12. C -parameter distribution at N 3 LL ' including power corrections

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    Hoang, André H.; Kolodrubetz, Daniel W.; Mateu, Vicent; Stewart, Iain W.

    2015-05-01

    We compute the e?e? C-parameter distribution using the soft-collinear effective theory with a resummation to next-to-next-to-next-to-leading-log prime accuracy of the most singular partonic terms. This includes the known fixed-order QCD results up to O(?3s), a numerical determination of the two-loop nonlogarithmic term of the soft function, and all logarithmic terms in the jet and soft functions up to three loops. Our result holds for C in the peak, tail, and far tail regions. Additionally, we treat hadronization effects using a field theoretic nonperturbative soft function, with moments ?n. To eliminate an O(?QCD) renormalon ambiguity in the soft function, we switch from the MS¯ to a short distance “Rgap” scheme to define the leading power correction parameter ?1. We show how to simultaneously account for running effects in ?1 due to renormalon subtractions and hadron-mass effects, enabling power correction universality between C-parameter and thrust to be tested in our setup. We discuss in detail the impact of resummation and renormalon subtractions on the convergence. In the relevant fit region for ?s(mZ) and ?1, the perturbative uncertainty in our cross section is ? 2.5% at Q=mZ.

  13. Machine learning of parameters for accurate semiempirical quantum chemical calculations

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    Dral, Pavlo O.; von Lilienfeld, O. Anatole; Argonne National Lab.; Thiel, Walter

    2015-04-14

    We investigate possible improvements in the accuracy of semiempirical quantum chemistry (SQC) methods through the use of machine learning (ML) models for the parameters. For a given class of compounds, ML techniques require sufficiently large training sets to develop ML models that can be used for adapting SQC parameters to reflect changes in molecular composition and geometry. The ML-SQC approach allows the automatic tuning of SQC parameters for individual molecules, thereby improving the accuracy without deteriorating transferability to molecules with molecular descriptors very different from those in the training set. The performance of this approach is demonstrated for the semiempiricalmore »OM2 method using a set of 6095 constitutional isomers C7H10O2, for which accurate ab initio atomization enthalpies are available. The ML-OM2 results show improved average accuracy and a much reduced error range compared with those of standard OM2 results, with mean absolute errors in atomization enthalpies dropping from 6.3 to 1.7 kcal/mol. They are also found to be superior to the results from specific OM2 reparameterizations (rOM2) for the same set of isomers. The ML-SQC approach thus holds promise for fast and reasonably accurate high-throughput screening of materials and molecules.« less

  14. Effect of Yttria Content on the Zirconia Unit Cell Parameters

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    Krogstad, Jessica A.; Lepple, Maren; Gao, Yan; Lipkin, Don M.; Levi, Carlos G.

    2012-02-06

    The relationship between yttria concentration and the unit cell parameters in partially and fully stabilized zirconia has been reassessed, motivated by the need to improve the accuracy of phase analysis upon decomposition of t{prime}-based thermal barrier coatings. Compositions ranging from 6 to 18 mol% YO{sub 1.5} were synthesized and examined by means of high-resolution X-ray diffraction. Lattice parameters were determined using the Rietveld refinement method, a whole-pattern fitting procedure. The revised empirical relationships fall within the range of those published previously. However, efforts to achieve superior homogeneity of the materials, as well as accuracy of the composition and lattice parameters, provide increased confidence in the reliability of these correlations for use in future studies. Additional insight into the potential sources for scatter previously reported for the transition region ({approx}12-14 mol% YO{sub 1.5}), where tetragonal and cubic phases have been observed to coexist, is also provided. Implications on the current understanding of stabilization mechanisms in zirconia are discussed.

  15. Study on Groundwater Quality Parameter Variation Due to Temperature Change in Calibration Solution and Instrumentation

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    Ma, Lena

    1. Title Study on Groundwater Quality Parameter Variation Due to Temperature Change in Calibration of Florida, Gainesville, FL 4. Abstract Measurement of groundwater quality parameters is essential shown that there is some variation in measured groundwater quality parameters when

  16. Parameter geography of a two-site phosphorylation system Kee Myoung Nam1

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    Gunawardena, Jeremy

    Parameter geography of a two-site phosphorylation system Kee Myoung Nam1 and Jeremy Gunawardena2 1, thereby mapping the "parameter geography" of the system and identifying which regions of the parameter

  17. Sensitivity of Surface Flux Simulations to Hydrologic Parameters Based on an Uncertainty Quantification Framework Applied to the Community Land Model

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    Hou, Zhangshuan; Huang, Maoyi; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Lin, Guang; Ricciuto, Daniel M.

    2012-08-10

    Uncertainties in hydrologic parameters could have significant impacts on the simulated water and energy fluxes and land surface states, which will in turn affect atmospheric processes and the carbon cycle. Quantifying such uncertainties is an important step toward better understanding and quantification of uncertainty of integrated earth system models. In this paper, we introduce an uncertainty quantification (UQ) framework to analyze sensitivity of simulated surface fluxes to selected hydrologic parameters in the Community Land Model (CLM4) through forward modeling. Thirteen flux tower footprints spanning a wide range of climate and site conditions were selected to perform sensitivity analyses by perturbing the parameters identified. In the UQ framework, prior information about the parameters was used to quantify the input uncertainty using the Minimum-Relative-Entropy approach. The quasi-Monte Carlo approach was applied to generate samples of parameters on the basis of the prior pdfs. Simulations corresponding to sampled parameter sets were used to generate response curves and response surfaces and statistical tests were used to rank the significance of the parameters for output responses including latent (LH) and sensible heat (SH) fluxes. Overall, the CLM4 simulated LH and SH show the largest sensitivity to subsurface runoff generation parameters. However, study sites with deep root vegetation are also affected by surface runoff parameters, while sites with shallow root zones are also sensitive to the vadose zone soil water parameters. Generally, sites with finer soil texture and shallower rooting systems tend to have larger sensitivity of outputs to the parameters. Our results suggest the necessity of and possible ways for parameter inversion/calibration using available measurements of latent/sensible heat fluxes to obtain the optimal parameter set for CLM4. This study also provided guidance on reduction of parameter set dimensionality and parameter calibration framework design for CLM4 and other land surface models under different hydrologic and climatic regimes.

  18. Consistent use of type Ia supernovae highly magnified by galaxy clusters to constrain the cosmological parameters

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    Zitrin, Adi [Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, MS 249-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Redlich, Matthias [Universität Heidelberg, Zentrum für Astronomie, Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik, Philosophenweg 12, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Broadhurst, Tom, E-mail: adizitrin@gmail.com [Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Basque Country UPV/EHU, Bilbao (Spain)

    2014-07-01

    We discuss how Type Ia supernovae (SNe) strongly magnified by foreground galaxy clusters should be self-consistently treated when used in samples fitted for the cosmological parameters. While the cluster lens magnification of a SN can be well constrained from sets of multiple images of various background galaxies with measured redshifts, its value is typically dependent on the fiducial set of cosmological parameters used to construct the mass model. In such cases, one should not naively demagnify the observed SN luminosity by the model magnification into the expected Hubble diagram, which would create a bias, but instead take into account the cosmological parameters a priori chosen to construct the mass model. We quantify the effect and find that a systematic error of typically a few percent, up to a few dozen percent per magnified SN may be propagated onto a cosmological parameter fit unless the cosmology assumed for the mass model is taken into account (the bias can be even larger if the SN is lying very near the critical curves). We also simulate how such a bias propagates onto the cosmological parameter fit using the Union2.1 sample supplemented with strongly magnified SNe. The resulting bias on the deduced cosmological parameters is generally at the few percent level, if only few biased SNe are included, and increases with the number of lensed SNe and their redshift. Samples containing magnified Type Ia SNe, e.g., from ongoing cluster surveys, should readily account for this possible bias.

  19. Geoelectrical Measurement of Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Parameters

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    Day-Lewis, Frederick David; Singha, Kamini; Johnson, Timothy C.; Haggerty, Roy; Binley, Andrew; Lane, John W.

    2014-11-25

    Mass transfer affects contaminant transport and is thought to control the efficiency of aquifer remediation at a number of sites within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. An improved understanding of mass transfer is critical to meeting the enormous scientific and engineering challenges currently facing DOE. Informed design of site remedies and long-term stewardship of radionuclide-contaminated sites will require new cost-effective laboratory and field techniques to measure the parameters controlling mass transfer spatially and across a range of scales. In this project, we sought to capitalize on the geophysical signatures of mass transfer. Previous numerical modeling and pilot-scale field experiments suggested that mass transfer produces a geoelectrical signature—a hysteretic relation between sampled (mobile-domain) fluid conductivity and bulk (mobile + immobile) conductivity—over a range of scales relevant to aquifer remediation. In this work, we investigated the geoelectrical signature of mass transfer during tracer transport in a series of controlled experiments to determine the operation of controlling parameters, and also investigated the use of complex-resistivity (CR) as a means of quantifying mass transfer parameters in situ without tracer experiments. In an add-on component to our grant, we additionally considered nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to help parse mobile from immobile porosities. Including the NMR component, our revised study objectives were to: 1. Develop and demonstrate geophysical approaches to measure mass-transfer parameters spatially and over a range of scales, including the combination of electrical resistivity monitoring, tracer tests, complex resistivity, nuclear magnetic resonance, and materials characterization; and 2. Provide mass-transfer estimates for improved understanding of contaminant fate and transport at DOE sites, such as uranium transport at the Hanford 300 Area. To achieve our objectives, we implemented a 3-part research plan involving (1) development of computer codes and techniques to estimate mass-transfer parameters from time-lapse electrical data; (2) bench-scale experiments on synthetic materials and materials from cores from the Hanford 300 Area; and (3) field demonstration experiments at the DOE’s Hanford 300 Area. In a synergistic add-on to our workplan, we analyzed data from field experiments performed at the DOE Naturita Site under a separate DOE SBR grant, on which PI Day-Lewis served as co-PI. Techniques developed for application to Hanford datasets also were applied to data from Naturita.

  20. Uncertainty Analysis of Runoff Simulations and Parameter Identifiability in the Community Land Model – Evidence from MOPEX Basins

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    Huang, Maoyi; Hou, Zhangshuan; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Ke, Yinghai; Liu, Ying; Fang, Zhufeng; Sun, Yu

    2013-12-01

    With the emergence of earth system models as important tools for understanding and predicting climate change and implications to mitigation and adaptation, it has become increasingly important to assess the fidelity of the land component within earth system models to capture realistic hydrological processes and their response to the changing climate and quantify the associated uncertainties. This study investigates the sensitivity of runoff simulations to major hydrologic parameters in version 4 of the Community Land Model (CLM4) by integrating CLM4 with a stochastic exploratory sensitivity analysis framework at 20 selected watersheds from the Model Parameter Estimation Experiment (MOPEX) spanning a wide range of climate and site conditions. We found that for runoff simulations, the most significant parameters are those related to the subsurface runoff parameterizations. Soil texture related parameters and surface runoff parameters are of secondary significance. Moreover, climate and soil conditions play important roles in the parameter sensitivity. In general, site conditions within water-limited hydrologic regimes and with finer soil texture result in stronger sensitivity of output variables, such as runoff and its surface and subsurface components, to the input parameters in CLM4. This study demonstrated the feasibility of parameter inversion for CLM4 using streamflow observations to improve runoff simulations. By ranking the significance of the input parameters, we showed that the parameter set dimensionality could be reduced for CLM4 parameter calibration under different hydrologic and climatic regimes so that the inverse problem is less ill posed.

  1. Soil-Related Input Parameters for the Biosphere Model

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    A. J. Smith

    2004-09-09

    This report presents one of the analyses that support the Environmental Radiation Model for Yucca Mountain Nevada (ERMYN). The ''Biosphere Model Report'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169460]) describes the details of the conceptual model as well as the mathematical model and the required input parameters. The biosphere model is one of a series of process models supporting the postclosure Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) for the Yucca Mountain repository. A schematic representation of the documentation flow for the Biosphere input to TSPA is presented in Figure 1-1. This figure shows the evolutionary relationships among the products (i.e., analysis and model reports) developed for biosphere modeling, and the biosphere abstraction products for TSPA, as identified in the ''Technical Work Plan for Biosphere Modeling and Expert Support'' (TWP) (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169573]). This figure is included to provide an understanding of how this analysis report contributes to biosphere modeling in support of the license application, and is not intended to imply that access to the listed documents is required to understand the contents of this report. This report, ''Soil-Related Input Parameters for the Biosphere Model'', is one of the five analysis reports that develop input parameters for use in the ERMYN model. This report is the source documentation for the six biosphere parameters identified in Table 1-1. The purpose of this analysis was to develop the biosphere model parameters associated with the accumulation and depletion of radionuclides in the soil. These parameters support the calculation of radionuclide concentrations in soil from on-going irrigation or ash deposition and, as a direct consequence, radionuclide concentration in other environmental media that are affected by radionuclide concentrations in soil. The analysis was performed in accordance with the TWP (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169573]) where the governing procedure was defined as AP-SIII.9Q, ''Scientific Analyses''. This analysis revises the previous version with the same name (BSC 2003 [DIRS 161239]), which was itself a revision of one titled ''Evaluate Soil/Radionuclide Removal by Erosion and Leaching'' (CRWMS M&O 2001 [DIRS 152517]). In Revision 00 of this report, the data generated were fixed values (i.e., taking no account of uncertainty and variability). Revision 01 (BSC 2003 [DIRS 161239]) incorporated uncertainty and variability into the values for the bulk density, elemental partition coefficients, average annual loss of soil from erosion, resuspension enhancement factor, and field capacity water content. The current revision of this document improves the transparency and traceability of the products without changing the details of the analysis. This analysis report supports the treatment of six of the features, events, and processes (FEPs) applicable to the Yucca Mountain reference biosphere (DTN: MO0407SEPFEPLA.000 [DIRS 170760]). The use of the more recent FEP list in DTN: MO0407SEPFEPLA.000 [DIRS 170760] represents a deviation from the detail provided in the TWP (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169573]), which referenced a previous version of the FEP list. The parameters developed in this report support treatment of these six FEPs addressed in the biosphere model that are listed in Table 1-1. Inclusion and treatment of FEPs in the biosphere model is described in the ''Biosphere Model Report'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169460], Section 6.2).

  2. Geoelectrical Measurement of Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Parameters

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    Day-Lewis, Frederick; Singha, Kamini; Haggerty, Roy; Johnson, Tim; Binley, Andrew; Lane, John

    2014-01-16

    Mass transfer affects contaminant transport and is thought to control the efficiency of aquifer remediation at a number of sites within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. An improved understanding of mass transfer is critical to meeting the enormous scientific and engineering challenges currently facing DOE. Informed design of site remedies and long-term stewardship of radionuclide-contaminated sites will require new cost-effective laboratory and field techniques to measure the parameters controlling mass transfer spatially and across a range of scales. In this project, we sought to capitalize on the geophysical signatures of mass transfer. Previous numerical modeling and pilot-scale field experiments suggested that mass transfer produces a geoelectrical signature—a hysteretic relation between sampled (mobile-domain) fluid conductivity and bulk (mobile + immobile) conductivity—over a range of scales relevant to aquifer remediation. In this work, we investigated the geoelectrical signature of mass transfer during tracer transport in a series of controlled experiments to determine the operation of controlling parameters, and also investigated the use of complex-resistivity (CR) as a means of quantifying mass transfer parameters in situ without tracer experiments. In an add-on component to our grant, we additionally considered nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to help parse mobile from immobile porosities. Including the NMR component, our revised study objectives were to: 1. Develop and demonstrate geophysical approaches to measure mass-transfer parameters spatially and over a range of scales, including the combination of electrical resistivity monitoring, tracer tests, complex resistivity, nuclear magnetic resonance, and materials characterization; and 2. Provide mass-transfer estimates for improved understanding of contaminant fate and transport at DOE sites, such as uranium transport at the Hanford 300 Area. To achieve our objectives, we implemented a 3-part research plan involving (1) development of computer codes and techniques to estimate mass-transfer parameters from time-lapse electrical data; (2) bench-scale experiments on synthetic materials and materials from cores from the Hanford 300 Area; and (3) field demonstration experiments at the DOE’s Hanford 300 Area. In a synergistic add-on to our workplan, we analyzed data from field experiments performed at the DOE Naturita Site under a separate DOE SBR grant, on which PI Day-Lewis served as co-PI. Techniques developed for application to Hanford datasets also were applied to data from Naturita. 1. Introduction The Department of Energy (DOE) faces enormous scientific and engineering challenges associated with the remediation of legacy contamination at former nuclear weapons production facilities. Selection, design and optimization of appropriate site remedies (e.g., pump-and-treat, biostimulation, or monitored natural attenuation) requires reliable predictive models of radionuclide fate and transport; however, our current modeling capabilities are limited by an incomplete understanding of multi-scale mass transfer—its rates, scales, and the heterogeneity of controlling parameters. At many DOE sites, long “tailing” behavior, concentration rebound, and slower-than-expected cleanup are observed; these observations are all consistent with multi-scale mass transfer [Haggerty and Gorelick, 1995; Haggerty et al., 2000; 2004], which renders pump-and-treat remediation and biotransformation inefficient and slow [Haggerty and Gorelick, 1994; Harvey et al., 1994; Wilson, 1997]. Despite the importance of mass transfer, there are significant uncertainties associated with controlling parameters, and the prevalence of mass transfer remains a point of debate [e.g., Hill et al., 2006; Molz et al., 2006] for lack of experimental methods to verify and measure it in situ or independently of tracer breakthrough. There is a critical need for new field-experimental techniques to measure mass transfer in-situ and estimate multi-scale and spatially variable mass-transfer parame

  3. ON PRACTICAL NEURAL FIELD PARAMETERS ADJUSTMENT Frederic Alexandre, Jeremy Fix, Axel Hutt, Nicolas Rougier, Thierry Vieville

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    Hutt, Axel

    that rectification is the only required non-linearity and formalize the use of this simplified but efficient it is a generally a non linear consequence of both the lateral connectivity pattern and the input pattern. ThusON PRACTICAL NEURAL FIELD PARAMETERS ADJUSTMENT Fr´ed´eric Alexandre, J´eremy Fix, Axel Hutt

  4. AUTOMATIC PARAMETER SETTING FOR ITERATIVE SHRINKAGE METHODS Raja Giryes, Michael Elad

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    Eldar, Yonina

    AUTOMATIC PARAMETER SETTING FOR ITERATIVE SHRINKAGE METHODS Raja Giryes, Michael Elad Technion- dressed the automatic tuning of based on a generalized Stein Unbiased Risk Estimator (SURE) of the mean. We also show that the proposed scheme serves as a very reliable automatic halting mechanism

  5. Evaluation of In-Situ Tritium Transport Parameters for Type 316...

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    In-Situ Tritium Transport Parameters for Type 316 Stainless Steel during Irradiation Evaluation of In-Situ Tritium Transport Parameters for Type 316 Stainless Steel during...

  6. Is the CMB shift parameter connected with the growth of cosmological perturbations?

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    S. Basilakos; S. Nesseris; L. Perivolaropoulos

    2008-04-10

    We verify numerically that in the context of general relativity (GR), flat models which have the same $\\Omega_{\\rm m}$ and CMB shift parameter $R$ but different $H(a)$ and $w(a)$ also have very similar (within less than 8%) growth of perturbations even though the dark energy density evolution is quite different. This provides a direct connection between geometrical and dynamical tests of dark energy and may be used as a cosmological test of general relativity.

  7. Basin structure of optimization based state and parameter estimation

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    Jan Schumann-Bischoff; Ulrich Parlitz; Henry D. I. Abarbanel; Mark Kostuk; Daniel Rey; Michael Eldridge; Stefan Luther

    2015-07-08

    Most data based state and parameter estimation methods require suitable initial values or guesses to achieve convergence to the desired solution, which typically is a global minimum of some cost function. Unfortunately, however, other stable solutions (e.g., local minima) may exist and provide suboptimal or even wrong estimates. Here we demonstrate for a 9-dimensional Lorenz-96 model how to characterize the basin size of the global minimum when applying some particular optimization based estimation algorithm. We compare three different strategies for generating suitable initial guesses and we investigate the dependence of the solution on the given trajectory segment (underlying the measured time series). To address the question of how many state variables have to be measured for optimal performance, different types of multivariate time series are considered consisting of 1, 2, or 3 variables. Based on these time series the local observability of state variables and parameters of the Lorenz-96 model is investigated and confirmed using delay coordinates. This result is in good agreement with the observation that correct state and parameter estimation results are obtained if the optimization algorithm is initialized with initial guesses close to the true solution. In contrast, initialization with other exact solutions of the model equations (different from the true solution used to generate the time series) typically fails, i.e. the optimization procedure ends up in local minima different from the true solution. Initialization using random values in a box around the attractor exhibits success rates depending on the number of observables and the available time series (trajectory segment).

  8. Kolmogorov stochasticity parameter as a measure of quantum chaos

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    Shashi C. L. Srivastava; Sudhir R. Jain

    2011-01-28

    We propose the Kolmogorov stochasticity parameter, $\\lambda$ for energy level spectra to classify quantum systems with corresponding classical dynamics ranging from integrable to chaotic. We also study the probability distribution function (PDF) of $\\lambda$. Remarkably, the PDF of all the integrable systems studied here is the same and is found to be completely different from the PDF of chaotic systems. We also note that $\\lambda_n$ for $n$ energy levels scales as $\\lambda_n \\sim n^{-\\alpha}$. Furthermore, with $\\alpha$, the stochastic probability (calculated from PDF) is seen to jump by about an order of magnitude as the systems turn chaotic.

  9. Note: Characteristic beam parameter for the line electron gun

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    Iqbal, M.; Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 ; Islam, G. U.; Zhou, Z.; Chi, Y.

    2013-11-15

    We have optimized the beam parameters of line source electron gun using Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre electron beam trajectory program (EGUN), utilizing electrostatic focusing only. We measured minimum beam diameter as 0.5 mm that corresponds to power density of 68.9 kW/cm{sup 2} at 13.5 mm in the post-anode region which is more than two-fold (33 kW/cm{sup 2}), of the previously reported results. The gun was operated for the validation of the theoretical results and found in good agreement. The gun is now without any magnetic and electrostatic focusing thus much simpler and more powerful.

  10. Design of a robust parameter estimator for nominally Laplacian noise 

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    Bhagawat, Pankaj

    2004-09-30

    of standard deviation. 5 CHAPTER II MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATOR(ML)FOR LAPLACIAN DATA The probability distribution function for Laplacian noise is given by f(x) = de jxj a c (2.1) where c = 2 and d = 12 (2.2) where is the standard deviation. In this work...jxj; jxj < +k p2k; x < k (3.21) Also notice that the parameter to be estimated for Laplacian data is its standard deviation ; thus, should be replaced by . The speci c integral parts for the Laplace distribution of the equation (3.20) can now...

  11. Outdoor PV Module Degradation of Current-Voltage Parameters: Preprint

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    Smith, R. M.; Jordan, D. C.; Kurtz, S. R.

    2012-04-01

    Photovoltaic (PV) module degradation rate analysis quantifies the loss of PV power output over time and is useful for estimating the impact of degradation on the cost of energy. An understanding of the degradation of all current-voltage (I-V) parameters helps to determine the cause of the degradation and also gives useful information for the design of the system. This study reports on data collected from 12 distinct mono- and poly-crystalline modules deployed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. Most modules investigated showed < 0.5%/year decrease in maximum power due to short-circuit current decline.

  12. Constraining Cosmological Parameters Based on Relative Galaxy Ages

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    Raul Jimenez; Abraham Loeb

    2001-06-07

    We propose to use relative galaxy ages as a means of constraining cosmological parameters. By measuring the age difference between two ensembles of old galaxies at somewhat different redshifts, one could determine the derivative of redshift with respect to cosmic time, dz/dt. At high redshifts, z=1-2, this measurement would constrain the equation-of-state of the dark energy, while at low redshifts, z< 0.2, it would determine the Hubble constant, H_0. The selected galaxies need to be passively-evolving on a time much longer than their age difference.

  13. Multi-parameter Laser Modes in Paraxial Optics

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    Christoph Koutschan; Erwin Suazo; Sergei K. Suslov

    2015-04-19

    We study multi-parameter solutions of the inhomogeneous paraxial wave equation in a linear and quadratic approximation which include oscillating laser beams in a parabolic waveguide, spiral light beams, and other important families of propagation-invariant laser modes in weakly varying media. A "smart" lens design and a similar effect of superfocusing of particle beams in a thin monocrystal film are also discussed. In the supplementary electronic material, we provide a computer algebra verification of the results presented here, and of some related mathematical tools that were stated without proofs in the literature.

  14. COMPUTATION OF COVARIANCE MATRICES FOR CONSTRAINED PARAMETER ESTIMATION PROBLEMS

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    Stanford University

    f1(x) 2 2 s.t. f2(x) = 0, (1.1) where f1(x) is a vector of weighted residuals for a model of the form i = M(xtrue, ti) + i, i = 1, . . . , m1. (1.2) Thus, f1(x) = (1 - M(x, t1))/ ... (m1 - M(x, tm1 ))/ , f1(x) 2 2 := m1 i=1 (i - M(x, ti))2 2 . (1.3) The model M(x, t) R that describes the parameter

  15. DEVELOPMENT OF VADOSE-ZONE HYDRAULIC PARAMETER VALUES

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    ROGERS PM

    2008-01-21

    Several approaches have been developed to establish a relation between the soil-moisture retention curve and readily available soil properties. Those relationships are referred to as pedotransfer functions. Described in this paper are the rationale, approach, and corroboration for use of a nonparametric pedotransfer function for the estimation of soil hydraulic-parameter values at the yucca Mountain area in Nevada for simulations of net infiltration. This approach, shown to be applicable for use at Yucca Mountain, is also applicable for use at the Hanford Site where the underlying data were collected.

  16. Identification of parameters in building concentration dispersion model

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    Calogine, D; Ndoumbe, S; Rivière, C; Miranville, F

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this work is to simulate the pollutants transport in buildings. Focusing mainly on the presence of CO2, firstly we resolve the airflow equations for two typical validation cases, the Rao case and the IEA case. These numerical results are compared to the most known software and they are used to evaluate of the evolution of CO2 concentration in the different rooms. In order to obtain the different parameters and filters of the proposed model we use a statistical method based on Bayesian inference. The final comparison of results is coherent but a complementary experimental procedure is necessary to calibrate and refine the model

  17. Blind node in peach: environmental and genetic parameters 

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    Boonprakob, Unaroj

    1991-01-01

    . 61 4. 2 The regression between the section parameter and the percentage of blind nodes of the selected peach genotypes . 62 5. 1 The procedure of Safranin-Fast Green staining used in the anatomical study. . 79 5. 2 Transverse section of 'Earli... for the observation in 1989. These cultivars were at Texas A&M University farm, College Station (CS); and at Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Yoakum (YM). Two cultivars: 'Flordaprince' and 'EarliGrande, ' at a private orchard in Weslaco (WS) were also...

  18. Strange quark mass and Lambda parameter by the ALPHA collaboration

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    Marinkovic, Marina; Sommer, Rainer; Virotta, Francesco

    2011-01-01

    We determine f_K for lattice QCD in the two flavor approximation with non-perturbatively improved Wilson fermions. The result is used to set the scale for dimensionful quantities in CLS/ALPHA simulations. To control its dependence on the light quark mass, two different strategies for the chiral extrapolation are applied. Combining f_K and the bare strange quark mass with non-perturbative renormalization factors and step scaling functions computed in the Schroedinger Functional, we determine the RGI strange quark mass and the Lambda parameter in units of f_K.

  19. Strange quark mass and Lambda parameter by the ALPHA collaboration

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    Marina Marinkovic; Stefan Schaefer; Rainer Sommer; Francesco Virotta

    2011-12-18

    We determine f_K for lattice QCD in the two flavor approximation with non-perturbatively improved Wilson fermions. The result is used to set the scale for dimensionful quantities in CLS/ALPHA simulations. To control its dependence on the light quark mass, two different strategies for the chiral extrapolation are applied. Combining f_K and the bare strange quark mass with non-perturbative renormalization factors and step scaling functions computed in the Schroedinger Functional, we determine the RGI strange quark mass and the Lambda parameter in units of f_K.

  20. 12/20/08 10:42 PMGalaxy Simulator Parameters Page 1 of 6http://rainman.astro.uiuc.edu/ddr/ddr-galaxy/parameters.html

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    Richmond, Michael W.

    12/20/08 10:42 PMGalaxy Simulator Parameters Page 1 of 6http://rainman.astro.uiuc.edu/ddr/ddrhttp://rainman.astro.uiuc.edu/ddr/ddr-galaxy/parameters.html number of particles. Fourier Method. #12;12/20/08 10:42 PMGalaxy Simulator Parameters Page 3 of 6http://rainman.astro.uiuc.edu/ddr/ddr

  1. Experimental determination of equivalent circuit parameters for PM synchronous motors

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    Consoli, A.; Raciti, A. (Dept. Elettrico Elettronico e Sistemistico, Univ. di Catania, 95125 Catania (IT))

    1992-01-01

    The growing interest in energy savings, especially in industrial applications, has led to explore in more details the potential of unconventional excitation systems for electric machines. The wide spread use of Permanent Magnet materials in dc as well as in synchronous machines, to substitute the excitation circuit, is one of the ways followed to reach this objective. Significative work has been done in order to minimize the volume of the use permanent magnet material, to eliminate the motor behavior limitations due to the fixed value of excitation, to find the best geometries easy to manufacture and also reliable according to the dynamic stresses. A full procedure is presented in this paper to provide a straightforward tool useful for parameter determination of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors. Classical tests, that are well established to measure the parameters of synchronous machines with conventional field excitation, are reviewed to confirm or not their applicability. A novel test performed during particular transient conditions allows us to evaluate one of the concerned motor time constants. The motor behavior is simulated by means of a simulation language (ACSL) on a digital computer and several runs in different transient conditions are performed. Comparison of the simulated and experimental waveforms of speeds and currents shows good agreement and confirms the validity of the proposed procedure.

  2. Variability of modal parameters measured on the Alamosa Canyon Bridge

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    Farrar, C.R.; Doebling, S.W. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Cornwell, P.J.; Straser, E.G. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States). J.A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center

    1996-12-31

    A significant amount of work has been reported in technical literature regarding the use of changes in modal parameters to identify the location and extent of damage in structures. Curiously absent, and critically important to the practical implementation of this work, is an accurate characterization of the natural variability of these modal parameters caused by effects other than damage. To examine this issue, a two-lane, seven-span, composite slab-on-girder bridge near the town of Truth or Consequences in southern New Mexico was tested several times over a period of nine months. Environmental effects common to this location that could potentially produce changes in the measured modal properties include changes in temperature, high winds, and changes to the supporting soil medium. In addition to environmental effects, variabilities in modal testing procedures and data reduction can also cause changes in the identified dynamic properties of the structure. In this paper the natural variability of the frequencies and mode shapes of the Alamosa Canyon bridge that result from changes in time of day when the test was performed, amount of traffic, and environmental conditions will be discussed. Because this bridge has not been in active use throughout the testing period, it is assumed that any change in the observed modal properties are the result of the factors listed above rather than deterioration of the structure itself.

  3. Utility of observational Hubble parameter data on dark energy evolution

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    Meng, Xiao-Lei; Li, Shi-Yu; Zhang, Tong-Jie

    2015-01-01

    Aiming at exploring the nature of dark energy, we use thirty-six observational Hubble parameter data (OHD) in the redshift range $0 \\leqslant z \\leqslant 2.36$ to make a cosmological model-independent test of the two-point $Omh^2(z_{2};z_{1})$ diagnostic. In $\\Lambda$CDM, we have $Omh^2 \\equiv \\Omega_{m}h^2$, where $\\Omega_{m}$ is the matter density parameter at present. We bin all the OHD into four data points to mitigate the observational contaminations. By comparing with the value of $\\Omega_{m}h^2$ which is constrained tightly by the Planck observations, our results show that in all six testing pairs of $Omh^2$ there are two testing pairs are consistent with $\\Lambda$CDM at $1\\sigma$ confidence level (CL), whereas for another two of them $\\Lambda$CDM can only be accommodated at $2\\sigma$ CL. Particularly, for remaining two pairs, $\\Lambda$CDM is not compatible even at $2\\sigma$ CL. Therefore it is reasonable that although deviations from $\\Lambda$CDM exist for some pairs, cautiously, we cannot rule out th...

  4. Recovering Physical Parameters from Galaxy Spectra Using MOPED

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    Christian Reichardt; Raul Jimenez; Alan Heavens

    2001-01-05

    We derive physical parameters of galaxies from their observed spectrum, using MOPED, the optimized data compression algorithm of Heavens, Jimenez & Lahav 2000. Here we concentrate on parametrising galaxy properties, and apply the method to the NGC galaxies in Kennicutt's spectral atlas. We focus on deriving the star formation history, metallicity and dust content of galaxies. The method is very fast, taking a few seconds of CPU time to estimate 17 parameters, and so specially suited to study of large data sets, such as the Anglo-Australian 2 degree field galaxy survey and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Without the power of MOPED, the recovery of star formation histories in these surveys would be impractical. In the Kennicutt atlas, we find that for the spheroidals a small recent burst of star formation is required to provide the best fit to the spectrum. There is clearly a need for theoretical stellar atmospheric models with spectral resolution better than 1\\AA if we are to extract all the rich information that large redshift surveys contain in their galaxy spectra.

  5. Hamiltonian simulation with nearly optimal dependence on all parameters

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    Dominic W. Berry; Andrew M. Childs; Robin Kothari

    2015-10-16

    We present an algorithm for sparse Hamiltonian simulation whose complexity is optimal (up to log factors) as a function of all parameters of interest. Previous algorithms had optimal or near-optimal scaling in some parameters at the cost of poor scaling in others. Hamiltonian simulation via a quantum walk has optimal dependence on the sparsity at the expense of poor scaling in the allowed error. In contrast, an approach based on fractional-query simulation provides optimal scaling in the error at the expense of poor scaling in the sparsity. Here we combine the two approaches, achieving the best features of both. By implementing a linear combination of quantum walk steps with coefficients given by Bessel functions, our algorithm's complexity (as measured by the number of queries and 2-qubit gates) is logarithmic in the inverse error, and nearly linear in the product $\\tau$ of the evolution time, the sparsity, and the magnitude of the largest entry of the Hamiltonian. Our dependence on the error is optimal, and we prove a new lower bound showing that no algorithm can have sublinear dependence on $\\tau$.

  6. Deconvolution of mixed gamma emitters using peak parameters

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    Gadd, Milan S; Garcia, Francisco; Magadalena, Vigil M

    2011-01-14

    When evaluating samples containing mixtures of nuclides using gamma spectroscopy the situation sometimes arises where the nuclides present have photon emissions that cannot be resolved by the detector. An example of this is mixtures of {sup 241}Am and plutonium that have L x-ray emissions with slightly different energies which cannot be resolved using a high-purity germanium detector. It is possible to deconvolute the americium L x-rays from those plutonium based on the {sup 241}Am 59.54 keV photon. However, this requires accurate knowledge of the relative emission yields. Also, it often results in high uncertainties in the plutonium activity estimate due to the americium yields being approximately an order of magnitude greater than those for plutonium. In this work, an alternative method of determining the relative fraction of plutonium in mixtures of {sup 241}Am and {sup 239}Pu based on L x-ray peak location and shape parameters is investigated. The sensitivity and accuracy of the peak parameter method is compared to that for conventional peak decovolution.

  7. Entropy considerations in constraining the mSUGRA parameter space

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    Nunez, Dario; Sussman, Roberto A.; Zavala, Jesus; Nellen, Lukas; Cabral-Rosetti, Luis G.; Mondragon, Myriam

    2006-09-25

    We explore the use of two criteria to constraint the allowed parameter space in mSUGRA models. Both criteria are based in the calculation of the present density of neutralinos as dark matter in the Universe. The first one is the usual ''abundance'' criterion which is used to calculate the relic density after the ''freeze-out'' era. To compute the relic density we used the numerical public code micrOMEGAs. The second criterion applies the microcanonical definition of entropy to a weakly interacting and self-gravitating gas evaluating then the change in the entropy per particle of this gas between the ''freeze-out'' era and present day virialized structures (i.e systems in virial equilibrium). An ''entropy-consistency'' criterion emerges by comparing theoretical and empirical estimates of this entropy. The main objective of our work is to determine for which regions of the parameter space in the mSUGRA model are both criteria consistent with the 2{sigma} bounds according to WMAP for the relic density: 0.0945 < {omega}CDMh2 < 0.1287. As a first result, we found that for A0 = 0, sgn{mu} +, small values of tan{beta} are not favored; only for tan{beta} {approx_equal} 50 are both criteria significantly consistent.

  8. Implant for in-vivo parameter monitoring, processing and transmitting

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    Ericson, Milton N. (Knoxville, TN); McKnight, Timothy E. (Greenback, TN); Smith, Stephen F. (London, TN); Hylton, James O. (Clinton, TN)

    2009-11-24

    The present invention relates to a completely implantable intracranial pressure monitor, which can couple to existing fluid shunting systems as well as other internal monitoring probes. The implant sensor produces an analog data signal which is then converted electronically to a digital pulse by generation of a spreading code signal and then transmitted to a location outside the patient by a radio-frequency transmitter to an external receiver. The implanted device can receive power from an internal source as well as an inductive external source. Remote control of the implant is also provided by a control receiver which passes commands from an external source to the implant system logic. Alarm parameters can be programmed into the device which are capable of producing an audible or visual alarm signal. The utility of the monitor can be greatly expanded by using multiple pressure sensors simultaneously or by combining sensors of various physiological types.

  9. Bose-Einstein Condensates in the Large Gas Parameter Regime

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    A. Fabrocini; A. Polls

    2001-01-25

    Bose-Einstein condensates of 10$^4$ $^{85}$Rb atoms in a cylindrical trap are studied using a recently proposed modified Gross-Pitaevskii equation. The existence of a Feshbach resonance allows for widely tuning the scattering length of the atoms, and values of the peak gas parameter, $x_{pk}$, of the order of 10$^{-2}$ can be attained. We find large differences between the results of the modified Gross-Pitaevskii and of the standard Thomas-Fermi, and Gross-Pitaevskii equations in this region. The column densities at $z=0$ may differ by as much as $\\sim 30%$ and the half maximum radius by $\\sim 20%$. The scattering lengths estimated by fitting the half maximum radius within different approaches can differ by $\\sim 40%$.

  10. FAITH: Scanning of Rich Web Applications for Parameter Tampering Vulnerabilities

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    Fung, Adonis P H; Wong, T Y

    2012-01-01

    Modern HTML forms are designed to generate form controls dynamically and submit over AJAX as a result of recent advances in Javascript programming techniques. Existing scanners are constrained by interacting only with traditional forms, and vulnerabilities are often left undetected even after scrutiny. In this paper, we overcome a number of client-side challenges that used to make automated fuzzing of form submissions difficult and unfaithful. We build FAITH, a pragmatic scanner for uncovering parameter tampering vulnerabilities in real-world rich web applications. It is the first scanner that enables fuzzing in most kinds of form submissions while faithfully preserving the required user actions, HTML 5, AJAX, anti-CSRF tokens and dynamic form updates. The importance of this work is demonstrated by the severe vulnerabilities uncovered, including a way to bypass the most-trusted One-Time Password (OTP) in one of the largest multinational banks. These vulnerabilities cannot be detected by existing scanners.

  11. Computing an operating parameter of a unified power flow controller

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    Wilson, David G; Robinett, III, Rush D

    2015-01-06

    A Unified Power Flow Controller described herein comprises a sensor that outputs at least one sensed condition, a processor that receives the at least one sensed condition, a memory that comprises control logic that is executable by the processor; and power electronics that comprise power storage, wherein the processor causes the power electronics to selectively cause the power storage to act as one of a power generator or a load based at least in part upon the at least one sensed condition output by the sensor and the control logic, and wherein at least one operating parameter of the power electronics is designed to facilitate maximal transmittal of electrical power generated at a variable power generation system to a grid system while meeting power constraints set forth by the electrical power grid.

  12. Synthesis, characterization, and thermodynamic parameters of vanadium dioxide

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    Qi Ji [Department of Chemical Engineering of Material, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, 158 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116012 (China); Department of Chemical Engineering, Dalian Life Science College, Dalian Nationalities University, 18 Laohe West Road, Dalian 116600 (China); Ning Guiling [Department of Chemical Engineering of Material, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, 158 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116012 (China)], E-mail: ninggl@dlut.edu.cn; Lin Yuan [Department of Chemical Engineering of Material, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, 158 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116012 (China)

    2008-08-04

    A novel process was developed for synthesizing pure thermochromic vanadium dioxide (VO{sub 2}) by thermal reduction of vanadium pentoxide (V{sub 2}O{sub 5}) in ammonia gas. The process of thermal reduction of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} was optimized by both experiments and modeling of thermodynamic parameters. The product VO{sub 2} was characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectrometry (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TG), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The experimental results indicated that pure thermochromic VO{sub 2} crystal particles were successfully synthesized. The phase transition temperature of the VO{sub 2} is approximately 342.6 K and the enthalpy of phase transition is 44.90 J/g.

  13. Measuring Resonance Parameters of Heavy Higgs Bosons at TESLA

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    Niels Meyer

    2003-08-13

    This study investigates the potential of the TESLA Linear Collider for measuring resonance parameters of Higgs bosons beyond the mass range studied so far. The analysis is based on the reconstruction of events from the Higgsstrahlung process e+e- -> HZ. It is shown that the total width, the mass and the event rate for Higgs production can be measured from the mass spectrum in a model independent fit. Also, the branching ratios to W- and Z-bosons can be measured, assuming these are the only relevant Higgs decay modes. The simulation includes realistic detector effects and all relevant Standard Model background processes. Results are given for mH=200-320 GeV assuming 500 fb^-1 integrated luminosity at collision energies of 500 GeV.

  14. Photon collider at TESLA: parameters and interaction region issues

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    Valery Telnov

    2001-01-04

    Photon colliders (gamma-gamma, gamma-e) are based on backward Compton scattering of laser light off the high energy electrons of linear colliders. Recent study has shown that the gamma-gamma luminosity in the high energy peak can reach 0.3--0.5 L (e+e-). Typical cross sections of interesting processes in gamma-gamma collisions are higher than those in e+e- collisions by about one order of magnitude, so the number of events in gamma-gamma collisions will be more than that in e+e- collisions. In this paper possible parameters of a photon collider at TESLA and a laser scheme are briefly discussed.

  15. A search for cool subdwarfs: Stellar parameters for 134 candidates

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    David Yong; David L. Lambert

    2002-09-17

    The results of a search for cool subdwarfs are presented. Kinematic (U, V, and W) and stellar parameters (Teff, log g, [Fe/H], and V_t) are derived for 134 candidate subdwarfs based on high resolution spectra. The observed stars span 4200K < Teff < 6400K and -2.70 < [Fe/H] < 0.25 including only 8 giants (log g < 4.0). Of the sample, 100 stars have MgH bands present in their spectra. The targets were selected by their large reduced proper-motion, the offset from the solar metallicity main sequence, or culled from the literature. We confirm the claims made by Ryan (1989) regarding the NLTT catalog being a rich source of subdwarfs and verify the success of the reduced proper-motion constraint in identifying metal-poor stars.

  16. Parameter space region in the collisional magnetized electronegative plasma

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    Yasserian, Kiomars; Aslaninejad, Morteza

    2010-02-15

    The influence of the elastic collisions on the structure of a magnetized electronegative discharge is investigated. For a constant magnetic field, the profiles of the velocities of positive ions, the density of species, and electric potential are obtained. Furthermore, the positive ion flux is obtained as a function of magnetic field strength for different values of the collision frequency. The results show that in the absence of collision in a constant magnetic field, the discharge structure is uniform while by taking the collision into account, the structure becomes multilayer stratified. By increasing the collision frequency the discharge leaves the multilayer structure, and related oscillations in the plasma potential and space charge vanish. The parameter space region is obtained for collisionless and collisional cases. In this paper it is shown that a combined effect of collision and magnetic field determines the presheath-sheath structure.

  17. Physical parameters in relativistic jets from Compact Symmetric Objects

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    Manuel Perucho; Jose Ma. Marti

    2000-11-15

    Compact symmetric objects conform a class of sources characterized by high luminosity radio emission located symmetrically on both sides of the active galactic nucleus on linear scales of less than 1 kpc. Given their small size, the hot spots of the jets in CSOs provide a unique laboratory for the study of the physics of relativistic jets and their environment close to the central engine. We present a simple model for the hot spots in CSOs assuming synchrotron emission, minimum energy and ram pressure equilibrium with the external medium. Further comparison of our model with observational data allows us to constrain the physical parameters in the hot spots and the jets feeding them, and the density profile of the external medium.

  18. CONSTRAINING THE SYMMETRY PARAMETERS OF THE NUCLEAR INTERACTION

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    Lattimer, James M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800 (United States); Lim, Yeunhwan, E-mail: james.lattimer@stonybrook.edu, E-mail: yeunhwan.lim@gmail.com [Department of Physics Education, Daegu University, Gyeongsan 712-714 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-07-01

    One of the major uncertainties in the dense matter equation of state has been the nuclear symmetry energy. The density dependence of the symmetry energy is important in nuclear astrophysics, as it controls the neutronization of matter in core-collapse supernovae, the radii of neutron stars and the thicknesses of their crusts, the rate of cooling of neutron stars, and the properties of nuclei involved in r-process nucleosynthesis. We show that fits of nuclear masses to experimental masses, combined with other experimental information from neutron skins, heavy ion collisions, giant dipole resonances, and dipole polarizabilities, lead to stringent constraints on parameters that describe the symmetry energy near the nuclear saturation density. These constraints are remarkably consistent with inferences from theoretical calculations of pure neutron matter, and, furthermore, with astrophysical observations of neutron stars. The concordance of experimental, theoretical, and observational analyses suggests that the symmetry parameters S{sub v} and L are in the range 29.0-32.7 MeV and 40.5-61.9 MeV, respectively, and that the neutron star radius, for a 1.4 M{sub Sun} star, is in the narrow window 10.7 km

  19. Improved Coefficient Calculator for the California Energy Commission 6 Parameter Photovoltaic Module Model

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    Dobos, A. P.

    2012-05-01

    This paper describes an improved algorithm for calculating the six parameters required by the California Energy Commission (CEC) photovoltaic (PV) Calculator module model. Rebate applications in California require results from the CEC PV model, and thus depend on an up-to-date database of module characteristics. Currently, adding new modules to the database requires calculating operational coefficients using a general purpose equation solver - a cumbersome process for the 300+ modules added on average every month. The combination of empirical regressions and heuristic methods presented herein achieve automated convergence for 99.87% of the 5487 modules in the CEC database and greatly enhance the accuracy and efficiency by which new modules can be characterized and approved for use. The added robustness also permits general purpose use of the CEC/6 parameter module model by modelers and system analysts when standard module specifications are known, even if the module does not exist in a preprocessed database.

  20. Quantifying breakage parameters of fragile archaeological components to determine the feasibility of site burial 

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    Rushmore, Forest Paul

    1988-01-01

    burial is a viable option to consider once the site specifics are known and the breakage parameters of whole ceramic vessels are quantified. Through a review of aboriginal physical and cultural remains from mound sites, it can be empirically... ABORIGINAL MOUNDS Mound Location and Construction Burials 24 29 32 37 TABLE OF CONTENTS (continued) ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE 40 GENERAL SUMMARY OF MECHANICAL CONDITIONS . . . 55 PHYSICAL LAB TESTS Explanation of Experiments EXPERIMENTS...

  1. Testing scalar-tensor theories and PPN parameters in Earth orbit

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    Andreas Schärer; Raymond Angélil; Ruxandra Bondarescu; Philippe Jetzer; Andrew Lundgren

    2014-10-29

    We compute the PPN parameters $\\gamma$ and $\\beta$ for general scalar-tensor theories in the Einstein frame, which we compare to the existing PPN formulation in the Jordan frame for alternative theories of gravity. This computation is important for scalar-tensor theories that are expressed in the Einstein frame, such as chameleon and symmetron theories, which can incorporate hiding mechanisms that predict environment-dependent PPN parameters. We introduce a general formalism for scalar-tensor theories and constrain it using the limit on $\\gamma$ given by the Cassini experiment. In particular we discuss massive Brans-Dicke scalar fields for extended sources. Next, using a recently proposed Earth satellite experiment, in which atomic clocks are used for spacecraft tracking, we compute the observable perturbations in the redshift induced by PPN parameters deviating from their general relativistic values. Our estimates suggest that $|\\gamma - 1| \\sim |\\beta -1| \\sim 10^{-6}$ may be detectable by a satellite that carries a clock with fractional frequency uncertainty $\\Delta f/f \\sim 10^{-16}$ in an eccentric orbit around the Earth. Such space experiments are within reach of existing atomic clock technology. We discuss further the requirements necessary for such a mission to detect deviations from Einstein relativity.

  2. Precision Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation Parameters with KamLAND

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    KamLAND,; O'Donnell, Thomas

    2011-12-12

    This dissertation describes a measurement of the neutrino oscillation parameters #1;{Delta}m{sup 2}{sub 21}, θ{sub 12} and constraints on θ{sub 13} based on a study of reactor antineutrinos at a baseline of ∼ 180 km with the KamLAND detector. The data presented here was collected between April 2002 and November 2009, and amounts to a total exposure of 2.64 ? 0.07 ? 10{sup 32} proton-years. For this exposure we expect 2140 ? 74(syst) antineutrino candidates from reactors, assuming standard model neutrino behavior, and 350?88(syst) candidates from background. The number observed is 1614. The ratio of background-subtracted candidates observed to expected is (N{sub Obs} − N{sub Bkg})/N{sub Exp} = 0.59 ? 0.02(stat) ? 0.045(syst) which confirms reactor neutrino disappearance at greater than 5σ significance. Interpreting this deficit as being due to neutrino oscillation, the best-fit oscillation parameters from a three-flavor analysis are #1;{Delta}m{sup 2}{sub 21} = 7.60{sup +0.20}{sub −0.19}?10{sup −5}eV{sup 2}, θ{sub 12} = 32.5 ? 2.9 degrees and sin{sup 2} θ{sub 13} = 0.025{sup +0.035}{sub −0.035}, the 95% confidence-level upper limit on sin{sup 2} θ{sub 13} is sin{sup 2} θ{sub 13} < 0.083. Assuming CPT invariance, a combined analysis of KamLAND and solar neutrino data yields best-fit values: #1;{Delta}m{sup 2}{sub 21} = 7.60{sup +0.20}{sub −0.20} ? 10{sup −5}eV{sup 2}, θ{sub 12} = 33.5{sup +1.0}{sub −1.1} degrees, and sin{sup 2} θ{sub 13} = 0.013 ? 0.028 or sin{sup 2} θ{sub 13} < 0.06 at the 95% confidence level.

  3. Irradiation Experiment Conceptual Design Parameters for NBSR Fuel Conversion

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    Brown N. R.; Brown,N.R.; Baek,J.S; Hanson, A.L.; Cuadra,A.; Cheng,L.Y.; Diamond, D.J.

    2013-03-31

    It has been proposed to convert the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research reactor, known as the NBSR, from high-enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. The motivation to convert the NBSR to LEU fuel is to reduce the risk of proliferation of special nuclear material. This report is a compilation of relevant information from recent studies related to the proposed conversion using a metal alloy of LEU with 10 w/o molybdenum. The objective is to inform the design of the mini-plate and full-size plate irradiation experiments that are being planned. This report provides relevant dimensions of the fuel elements, and the following parameters at steady state: average and maximum fission rate density and fission density, fuel temperature distribution for the plate with maximum local temperature, and two-dimensional heat flux profiles of fuel plates with high power densities. . The latter profiles are given for plates in both the inner and outer core zones and for cores with both fresh and depleted shim arms (reactivity control devices). In addition, a summary of the methodology to obtain these results is presented.

  4. Irradiation Experiment Conceptual Design Parameters for NBSR Fuel Conversion

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    Brown, N. R.; Brown, N. R.; Baek, J. S; Hanson, A. L.; Cuadra, A.; Cheng, L. Y.; Diamond, D. J.

    2014-04-30

    It has been proposed to convert the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research reactor, known as the NBSR, from high-enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to low-Enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. The motivation to convert the NBSR to LEU fuel is to reduce the risk of proliferation of special nuclear material. This report is a compilation of relevant information from recent studies related to the proposed conversion using a metal alloy of LEU with 10 w/o molybdenum. The objective is to inform the design of the mini-plate and full-size-Plate irradiation experiments that are being planned. This report provides relevant dimensions of the fuel elements, and the following parameters at steady state: average and maximum fission rate density and fission density, fuel temperature distribution for the plate with maximum local temperature, and two-dimensional heat flux profiles of fuel plates with high power densities. The latter profiles are given for plates in both the inner and outer core zones and for cores with both fresh and depleted shim arms (reactivity control devices). A summary of the methodology to obtain these results is presented. Fuel element tolerance assumptions and hot channel factors used in the safety analysis are also given.

  5. Controlled nanoporous Pt morphologies by varying deposition parameters

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    Misra, Amit [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nastasi, Michael A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Baldwin, J Kevin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Goodwin, Peter M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bhattacharyya, Dhriti [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Antoniou, Antonia [GEROGIA INSTITUTE OF TECH

    2009-01-01

    Typically, dealloying of an alloy can result in an open cell nanoporous structure of the least electrochemically active element. Here, we show that a wider range of nanoporous structures is possible by controlling the composition and deposition parameters of the as-synthesized alloy as a way to provide sites for preferential etching. We demonstrate this by synthesizing nanoporous platinum (np-Pt) through electrochemical dealloying in aqueous HF from co-sputtered Pt{sub x}Si{sub 1-x} amorphous films. For increased Pt fraction of the amorphous alloy, silicon dissolution is favored along pre-existing features of the amorphous film (e.g. column boundaries or surface asperities). The resulting np-Pt depends on the manner in which silicon is preferentially removed. In addition to the expected isotropic open cell structure, columnar and Voronoi (radial) np-Pt are observed. A processing-structure map is developed to correlate np-Pt morphology to the initial composition and thickness of the amorphous Pt{sub x}Si{sub 1-x} film and the negative substrate bias used in magnetron sputtering.

  6. Design Parameters of a Miniaturized Piezoelectric Underwater Acoustic Transmitter

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    Li, Huidong; Deng, Zhiqun; Yuan, Yong; Carlson, Thomas J.

    2012-07-02

    The Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) project supported by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, has yielded the smallest acoustic fish tag transmitter commercially available to date. In order to study even smaller fish populations and make the transmitter injectable by needles, the JSATS acoustic micro transmitter needs to be further downsized. As part of the transmitter downsizing effort some of the design parameters of the lead zirconate titanate (PZT) ceramic tube transducer in the transmitter were studied, including the type of PZT, the backing material, the necessary drive voltage, the transmitting bandwidth and the length of the transducer. It was found that, to satisfy the 156-dB source level requirement of JSATS, a square wave with a 10-volt amplitude is required to drive 'soft' PZT transducers. PZT-5H demonstrated the best source level performance. For Navy types I and II, 16 volts or 18 volts were needed. Ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) closed-cell foam was found to be the backing material providing the highest source level. The effect of tube length on the source level is also demonstrated in this paper, providing quantitative information for downsizing of small piezoelectric transmitters.

  7. An analysis of parameters affecting slapdown of transportation packages

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    Bergmann, V.L.; Ammerman, D.J.

    1991-06-01

    In the certification of packages for transport of radioactive material, the issue of slapdown must be addressed. Slapdown is a secondary impact of the body caused by rotational accelerations induced during eccentric primary impact. In this report, several parameters are evaluated that affect slapdown severity of packages for the transport of nuclear material. The nose and tail accelerations in a slapdown event are compared to those experienced by the same cask in a side-drop configuration, in which there is no rotation, for a range of initial impact angles, impact limiter models, and friction coefficients for two existing cask geometries. In some cases, the rotation induced during a shallow-angle impact is sufficient to cause accelerations at the tail during secondary impact to be greater than those at the nose during initial impact. Furthermore, both nose and tail accelerations are often greater than the side-on accelerations. The results described here have been calculated using the code SLAPDOWN, which approximates the impact response of deformable bodies. Finally, SLAPDOWN has been used to estimate the coefficient of friction acting at the nose and tail for one particular cask during one specific slapdown drop test by comparison of results with experimental data. 2 refs., 16 figs., 3 tabs.

  8. Barchan dune corridors: field characterization and investigation of control parameters

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    Hicham Elbelrhiti; Bruno Andreotti; Philippe Claudin

    2007-07-10

    The structure of the barchan field located between Tarfaya and Laayoune (Atlantic Sahara, Morocco) is quantitatively investigated and compared to that in La Pampa de la Joya (Arequipa, Peru). On the basis of field measurements, we show how the volume, the velocity and the output sand flux of a dune can be computed from the value of its body and horn widths. The dune size distribution is obtained from the analysis of aerial photographs. It shows that these fields are in a statistically homogeneous state along the wind direction and present a `corridor' structure in the transverse direction, in which the dunes have a rather well selected size. Investigating the possible external parameters controlling these corridors, we demonstrate that none among topography, granulometry, wind and sand flux is relevant. We finally discuss the dynamical processes at work in these fields (collisions and wind fluctuations), and investigate the way they could regulate the size of the dunes. Furthermore we show that the overall sand flux transported by a dune field is smaller than the maximum transport that could be reached in the absence of dunes, i.e. in saltation over the solid ground.

  9. Cosmological Constraints from Hubble Parameter on f(R) Cosmologies

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    F. C. Carvalho; E. M. Santos; J. S. Alcaniz; J. Santos

    2008-11-10

    Modified $f(R)$ gravity in the Palatini approach has been presently applied to Cosmology as a realistic alternative to dark energy. In this concern, a number of authors have searched for observational constraints on several $f(R)$ gravity functional forms using mainly data of type Ia supenovae (SNe Ia), Cosmic Microwave Background ({\\rm CMB}) radiation and Large Scale Structure ({\\rm LSS}). In this paper, by considering a homogeneous and isotropic flat universe, we use determinations of the Hubble function $H(z)$, which are based on differential age method, to place bounds on the free parameters of the $f(R) = R - \\beta/R^{n}$ functional form. We also combine the $H(z)$ data with constraints from Baryon Acoustic Oscillations ({\\rm BAO}) and {\\rm CMB} measurements, obtaining ranges of values for $n$ and $\\beta$ in agreement with other independent analyses. We find that, for some intervals of $n$ and $\\beta$, models based on $f(R) = R - \\beta/R^{n}$ gravity in the Palatini approach, unlike the metric formalism, can produce the sequence of radiation-dominated, matter-dominated, and accelerating periods without need of dark energy.

  10. Experimental critical parameters of plutonium metal cylinders flooded with water

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    NONE

    1996-07-01

    Forty-nine critical configurations are reported for experiments involving arrays of 3 kg plutonium metal cylinders moderated and reflected by water. Thirty-four of these describe systems assembled in the laboratory, while 15 others are derived critical parameters inferred from 46 subcritical cases. The arrays included 2x2xN, N = 2, 3, 4, and 5, in one program and 3x3x3 configurations in a later study. All were three-dimensional, nearly square arrays with equal horizontal lattice spacings but a different vertical lattice spacing. Horizontal spacings ranged from units in contact to 180 mm center-to-center; and vertical spacings ranged from about 80 mm to almost 400 mm center-to-center. Several nearly-equilateral 3x3x3 arrays exhibit an extremely sensitive dependence upon horizontal separation for identical vertical spacings. A line array of unreflected and essentially unmoderated canned plutonium metal units appeared to be well subcritical based on measurements made to assure safety during the manual assembly operations. All experiments were performed at two widely separated times in the mid-1970s and early 1980s under two programs at the Rocky Flats Plant`s Critical Mass Laboratory.

  11. The parameter space of Cubic Galileon models for cosmic acceleration

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    Emilio Bellini; Raul Jimenez

    2013-11-19

    We use recent measurements of the expansion history of the universe to place constraints on the parameter space of cubic Galileon models, in particular we concentrate on those models which contain the simplest Galileon term plus a linear potential. This gives strong constraints on the Lagrangian of these models. Most dynamical terms in the Galileon Lagrangian are constraint to be small and the acceleration is effectively provided by a constant term in the scalar potential, thus reducing, effectively, to a LCDM model for current acceleration. The effective equation of state is indistinguishable from that of a cosmological constant w = -1 and the data constraint it to have no temporal variations of more than at the few % level. The energy density of the Galileon can contribute only to about 10% of the acceleration energy density, being the other 90% a cosmological constant term. This demonstrates how useful direct measurements of the expansion history of the universe are at constraining the dynamical nature of dark energy.

  12. Constraining slope parameter of symmetry energy from nuclear structure

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    Inakura, T

    2015-01-01

    Four quantities deducible from nuclear structure experiments have been claimed to correlate to the slope parameter $L$ of the symmetry energy; the neutron skin thickness, the cross section of low-energy dipole (LED) mode, dipole polarizability $\\alpha_D$, and $\\alpha_D S_0$ (i.e. product of $\\alpha_D$ and the symmetry energy $S_0$). By the calculations in the Hartree-Fock plus random-phase approximation with various effective interactions, we compare the correlations between $L$ and these four quantities. The correlation derived from different interactions and the correlation from a class of interactions that are identical in the symmetric matter as well as in $S_0$ are simultaneously examined. These two types of correlations may behave differently, as exemplified in the correlation of $\\alpha_D$ to $L$. It is found that the neutron skin thickness and $\\alpha_DS_0$ correlate well to $L$, and therefore are suitable for narrowing down the value of $L$ via experiments. The LED emergence and upgrowth makes the $\\...

  13. Relativistic Nuclear Energy Density Functionals: adjusting parameters to binding energies

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    T. Niksic; D. Vretenar; P. Ring

    2008-09-08

    We study a particular class of relativistic nuclear energy density functionals in which only nucleon degrees of freedom are explicitly used in the construction of effective interaction terms. Short-distance (high-momentum) correlations, as well as intermediate and long-range dynamics, are encoded in the medium (nucleon density) dependence of the strength functionals of an effective interaction Lagrangian. Guided by the density dependence of microscopic nucleon self-energies in nuclear matter, a phenomenological ansatz for the density-dependent coupling functionals is accurately determined in self-consistent mean-field calculations of binding energies of a large set of axially deformed nuclei. The relationship between the nuclear matter volume, surface and symmetry energies, and the corresponding predictions for nuclear masses is analyzed in detail. The resulting best-fit parametrization of the nuclear energy density functional is further tested in calculations of properties of spherical and deformed medium-heavy and heavy nuclei, including binding energies, charge radii, deformation parameters, neutron skin thickness, and excitation energies of giant multipole resonances.

  14. Luminosity Density Evolution in the Universe and Cosmological Parameters

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    Tomonori Totani

    1997-10-28

    Star formation history in galaxies is strongly correlated to their present-day colors and the Hubble sequence can be considered as a sequence of different star formation history. Therefore we can model the cosmic star formation history based on the colors of local galaxies, and comparison to direct observations of luminosity density evolution at high redshift gives a new test for the cosmological parameters which is insensitive to merger history of galaxies. The luminosity density evolution in $0$ 0.53 at 95%CL) is strongly favored. The cosmic star formation rate (SFR) at $z>2$ is also compared to the latest data of the Hubble Deep Field including new data which were not incorporated in the previous work of Totani, Yoshii, & Sato (1997), and our model of the luminosity density of spiral galaxies taking account of gas infall is consistent with the observations. Starbursts in elliptical galaxies, which are expected from the galactic wind model, however overproduce SFRs and hence they should be formed at $z \\gtilde 5$ or their UV emission has to be hidden by dust extinction. The amound of metals in galactic winds and escaping ionizing photons are enough to contaminate the Ly$\\alpha$ forests or to reionize the universe.

  15. Estimation of economic parameters of U.S. hydropower resources

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    Hall, Douglas G.; Hunt, Richard T.; Reeves, Kelly S.; Carroll, Greg R.

    2003-06-01

    Tools for estimating the cost of developing and operating and maintaining hydropower resources in the form of regression curves were developed based on historical plant data. Development costs that were addressed included: licensing, construction, and five types of environmental mitigation. It was found that the data for each type of cost correlated well with plant capacity. A tool for estimating the annual and monthly electric generation of hydropower resources was also developed. Additional tools were developed to estimate the cost of upgrading a turbine or a generator. The development and operation and maintenance cost estimating tools, and the generation estimating tool were applied to 2,155 U.S. hydropower sites representing a total potential capacity of 43,036 MW. The sites included totally undeveloped sites, dams without a hydroelectric plant, and hydroelectric plants that could be expanded to achieve greater capacity. Site characteristics and estimated costs and generation for each site were assembled in a database in Excel format that is also included within the EERE Library under the title, “Estimation of Economic Parameters of U.S. Hydropower Resources - INL Hydropower Resource Economics Database.”

  16. Parameter Estimation of Dynamic Air-conditioning Component Models Using Limited Sensor Data 

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    Hariharan, Natarajkumar

    2011-08-08

    This thesis presents an approach for identifying critical model parameters in dynamic air-conditioning systems using limited sensor information. The expansion valve model and the compressor model parameters play a crucial ...

  17. Modeling and Characterization of Lymphatic Vessels Using a Lumped Parameter Approach 

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    Jamalian Ardakani, Seyedeh Samira 1987-

    2012-11-16

    of momentum, and vessel wall force balance were solved for each lymphangion computationally. Due to the lack of knowledge of the parameters describing the system in the literature, more accurate measurements of these parameters should be pursued to advance...

  18. Efficient Characterization of Uncertain Model Parameters with a Reduced-Order Ensemble Kalman Filter

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    Lin, Binghuai

    Spatially variable model parameters are often highly uncertain and difficult to observe. This has prompted the widespread use of Bayesian characterization methods that can infer parameter values from measurements of related ...

  19. Efficient characterization of uncertain model parameters with a reduced-order ensemble Kalman filter

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    Lin, Binghuai

    2013-01-01

    Spatially variable model parameters are often highly uncertain and di fficult to observe. This has prompted the widespread use of Bayesian characterization methods that can infer parameter values from measurements of related ...

  20. Determination of useful performance parameters for the ALR8(SI) plutonium pit container system 

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    Pierce, Mark Alan

    2000-01-01

    A thorough list of potentially useful performance parameters is generated, and a systematic method is designed to assess which parameters will provide the most significant or useful information about the long-term performance ...

  1. Bayesian wavelet approaches for parameter estimation and change point detection in long memory processes 

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    Ko, Kyungduk

    2005-11-01

    The main goal of this research is to estimate the model parameters and to detect multiple change points in the long memory parameter of Gaussian ARFIMA(p, d, q) processes. Our approach is Bayesian and inference is done on ...

  2. Parameter estimation of coupled water and energy balance models based on stationary constraints of surface states

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    Sun, Jian

    [1] We use a conditional averaging approach to estimate the parameters of a land surface water and energy balance model and then use the estimated parameters to partition net radiation into latent, sensible, and ground ...

  3. Surface Albedo/BRDF Parameters (Terra/Aqua MODIS)

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    Trishchenko, Alexander

    Spatially and temporally complete surface spectral albedo/BRDF products over the ARM SGP area were generated using data from two Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors on Terra and Aqua satellites. A landcover-based fitting (LBF) algorithm is developed to derive the BRDF model parameters and albedo product (Luo et al., 2004a). The approach employs a landcover map and multi-day clearsky composites of directional surface reflectance. The landcover map is derived from the Landsat TM 30-meter data set (Trishchenko et al., 2004a), and the surface reflectances are from MODIS 500m-resolution 8-day composite products (MOD09/MYD09). The MOD09/MYD09 data are re-arranged into 10-day intervals for compatibility with other satellite products, such as those from the NOVA/AVHRR and SPOT/VGT sensors. The LBF method increases the success rate of the BRDF fitting process and enables more accurate monitoring of surface temporal changes during periods of rapid spring vegetation green-up and autumn leaf-fall, as well as changes due to agricultural practices and snowcover variations (Luo et al., 2004b, Trishchenko et al., 2004b). Albedo/BRDF products for MODIS on Terra and MODIS on Aqua, as well as for Terra/Aqua combined dataset, are generated at 500m spatial resolution and every 10-day since March 2000 (Terra) and July 2002 (Aqua and combined), respectively. The purpose for the latter product is to obtain a more comprehensive dataset that takes advantages of multi-sensor observations (Trishchenko et al., 2002). To fill data gaps due to cloud presence, various interpolation procedures are applied based on a multi-year observation database and referring to results from other locations with similar landcover property. Special seasonal smoothing procedure is also applied to further remove outliers and artifacts in data series.

  4. Comparing the resolution of Bartlett and MVDR estimators for bottom parameter estimation using

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    Jesus, Sérgio M.

    Experiment 2005 sea trial, off Kauai I., Hawaii (USA). Index Terms--Vector sensor arrays, bottom parameter

  5. A Parameter Study of Type II Supernova Light Curves Using 6 M_odot He Cores

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    Timothy R. Young

    2004-09-13

    Results of numerical calculations of Type II supernova light curves are presented. The model progenitor stars have 6 $M{_\\odot}$ cores and various envelopes, originating from a numerically evolved 20 $M{_\\odot}$ star. Five parameters that affect the light curves are examined: the ejected mass, the progenitor radius, the explosion energy, the $^{56}$Ni mass, and the extent of $^{56}$Ni mixing. The following affects have been found: 1) the larger the progenitor radius the brighter the early--time light curve, with little affect on the late--time light curve, 2) the larger the envelope mass the fainter the early light curve and the flatter the slope of the late light curve, 3) the larger the explosion energy the brighter the early light curve and the steeper the slope of the late light curve, 4) the larger the $^{56}$Ni mass the brighter the overall light curve after 20 to 50 days, with no affect on the early light curve, 5) the more extensive the $^{56}$Ni mixing the brighter the early light curve and the steeper the late light curve. The primary parameters affecting the light curve shape are the progenitor radius and the ejected mass. The secondary parameters are the explosion energy, $^{56}$Ni mass and $^{56}$Ni mixing. I find that while in principle the general shape and absolute magnitude of a light curve indicate a unique set of parameters, in practice it is difficult to avoid some ambiguity in the parameters. I find that the nickel--powered diffusion wave and the recombination of helium produce a prominent secondary peak in all our calculations. The feature is less prominent when compositional mixing, both $^{56}$Ni mixing and mixing between the hydrogen and helium layers, occurs. The model photospheric temperatures and velocities are presented, for comparison to observation.

  6. Lorenz System Parameter Determination and Application to Break the Security of Two-channel Chaotic Cryptosystems

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    A. B. Orue; G. Alvarez; M. Romera; G. Pastor; F. Montoya; Shujun Li

    2007-08-05

    This paper describes how to determine the parameter values of the chaotic Lorenz system used in a two-channel cryptosystem. The geometrical properties of the Lorenz system are used firstly to reduce the parameter search space, then the parameters are exactly determined, directly from the ciphertext, through the minimization of the average jamming noise power created by the encryption process.

  7. An Extensible Framework for Annotation-based Parameter Passing in Distributed Object Systems

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    Ryder, Barbara G.

    An Extensible Framework for Annotation-based Parameter Passing in Distributed Object Systems Sriram Programming Copyright 2008, Sriram Gopal #12;An Extensible Framework for Annotation-based Parameter Passing in Distributed Object Systems Sriram Gopal (ABSTRACT) Modern distributed object systems pass remote parameters

  8. Estimation of Synchronous Generator Parameters Using an Observer for Damper Currents and a Graphical User Interface

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    Estimation of Synchronous Generator Parameters Using an Observer for Damper Currents@asu.edu ABSTRACT This paper presents a method to identify synchronous generator parameters from on-line data generator. #12;2 I. INTRODUCTION Synchronous generator parameter identification is a problem that has

  9. Congreso Iberoamericano de Hidrgeno y Pilas de Combustible 2014 Distributed parameter PEMFC model order reduction

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    Batlle, Carles

    Congreso Iberoamericano de Hidrógeno y Pilas de Combustible 2014 1/4 Distributed parameter PEMFC PEMFC model, which incorporates the effects of distributed parameters that are relevant for its proper partial differential equations (PDE) model. Keywords: PEMFC, distributed parameter modeling, model

  10. Implementation and Evaluation of an On-Demand Parameter-Passing Strategy for Reducing Energy

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    Zhang, Wei

    Implementation and Evaluation of an On-Demand Parameter-Passing Strategy for Reducing Energy M Abstract In this paper, we present an energy-aware parameter- passing strategy called on-demand parameter UMIST Manchester M60 1QD, UK W.Zhang CSE Department Penn State University University Park, PA, 16802

  11. Large-eddy simulations of surface roughness parameter sensitivity to canopy-structure characteristics

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    Maurer, K. D.; Bohrer, G.; Kenny, W. T.; Ivanov, V. Y.

    2015-04-30

    Surface roughness parameters, namely the roughness length and displacement height, are an integral input used to model surface fluxes. However, most models assume these parameters to be a fixed property of plant functional type and disregard the governing structural heterogeneity and dynamics. In this study, we use large-eddy simulations to explore, in silico, the effects of canopy-structure characteristics on surface roughness parameters. We performed a virtual experiment to test the sensitivity of resolved surface roughness to four axes of canopy structure: (1) leaf area index, (2) the vertical profile of leaf density, (3) canopy height, and (4) canopy gap fraction.more »We found roughness parameters to be highly variable, but uncovered positive relationships between displacement height and maximum canopy height, aerodynamic canopy height and maximum canopy height and leaf area index, and eddy-penetration depth and gap fraction. We also found negative relationships between aerodynamic canopy height and gap fraction, as well as between eddy-penetration depth and maximum canopy height and leaf area index. We generalized our model results into a virtual "biometric" parameterization that relates roughness length and displacement height to canopy height, leaf area index, and gap fraction. Using a decade of wind and canopy-structure observations in a site in Michigan, we tested the effectiveness of our model-driven biometric parameterization approach in predicting the friction velocity over heterogeneous and disturbed canopies. We compared the accuracy of these predictions with the friction-velocity predictions obtained from the common simple approximation related to canopy height, the values calculated with large-eddy simulations of the explicit canopy structure as measured by airborne and ground-based lidar, two other parameterization approaches that utilize varying canopy-structure inputs, and the annual and decadal means of the surface roughness parameters at the site from meteorological observations. We found that the classical representation of constant roughness parameters (in space and time) as a fraction of canopy height performed relatively well. Nonetheless, of the approaches we tested, most of the empirical approaches that incorporate seasonal and interannual variation of roughness length and displacement height as a function of the dynamics of canopy structure produced more precise and less biased estimates for friction velocity than models with temporally invariable parameters.« less

  12. Online determination of biophysical parameters of mucous membranes of a human body

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    Lisenko, S A; Kugeiko, M M [Belarusian State University, Minsk (Belarus)] [Belarusian State University, Minsk (Belarus)

    2013-07-31

    We have developed a method for online determination of biophysical parameters of mucous membranes (MMs) of a human body (transport scattering coefficient, scattering anisotropy factor, haemoglobin concentration, degrees of blood oxygenation, average diameter of capillaries with blood) from measurements of spectral and spatial characteristics of diffuse reflection. The method is based on regression relationships between linearly independent components of the measured light signals and the unknown parameters of MMs, obtained by simulation of the radiation transfer in the MM under conditions of its general variability. We have proposed and justified the calibration-free fibre-optic method for determining the concentration of haemoglobin in MMs by measuring the light signals diffusely reflected by the tissue in four spectral regions at two different distances from the illumination spot. We have selected the optimal wavelengths of optical probing for the implementation of the method. (laser applications in biology and medicine)

  13. Parameter sensitivity of plasma wakefields driven by self-modulating proton beams

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    Lotov, K. V.; Minakov, V. A.; Sosedkin, A. P.

    2014-08-15

    The dependence of wakefield amplitude and phase on beam and plasma parameters is studied in the parameter area of interest for self-modulating proton beam-driven plasma wakefield acceleration. The wakefield phase is shown to be extremely sensitive to small variations of the plasma density, while sensitivity to small variations of other parameters is reasonably low. The study of large parameter variations clarifies the effects that limit the achievable accelerating field in different parts of the parameter space: nonlinear elongation of the wakefield period, insufficient charge of the drive beam, emittance-driven beam divergence, and motion of plasma ions.

  14. Determination of the relativistic parameter gamma using very long baseline interferometry

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    S. B. Lambert; C. Le Poncin-Lafitte

    2009-03-09

    Relativistic bending in the vicinity of a massive body is characterized only by the post-Newtonian parameter $\\gamma$ within the standard parameterized post-Newtonian formalism, which is unity in General Relativity. Aiming at estimating this parameter, we use very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) to measure the gravitational deflection of radio waves emitted by distant compact radio sources, by Solar System bodies. We analyze geodetic VLBI observations recorded since 1979. We compare estimates of $\\gamma$ and errors obtained using various analysis schemes including global estimations over several time spans and with various Sun elongation cut-off angles, and analysis of radio source coordinate time series. We arrive at the conclusion that the relativistic parameter $\\gamma$ cannot be estimated at better than $2\\times10^{-4}$. The main factor of limitation is the uncertainty in the determination of (global or session-wise) radio source coordinates. A sum of various instrumental and modeling errors and analysis strategy defects, that cannot be decorrelated and corrected yet, is at the origin of the limitating noise.

  15. Geometric Phase and Modulo Relations for Probability Amplitudes as Functions on Complex Parameter Spaces

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    Alonso Botero

    2002-03-21

    We investigate general differential relations connecting the respective behavior s of the phase and modulo of probability amplitudes of the form $\\amp{\\psi_f}{\\psi}$, where $\\ket{\\psi_f}$ is a fixed state in Hilbert space and $\\ket{\\psi}$ is a section of a holomorphic line bundle over some complex parameter space. Amplitude functions on such bundles, while not strictly holomorphic, nevertheless satisfy generalized Cauchy-Riemann conditions involving the U(1) Berry-Simon connection on the parameter space. These conditions entail invertible relations between the gradients of the phase and modulo, therefore allowing for the reconstruction of the phase from the modulo (or vice-versa) and other conditions on the behavior of either polar component of the amplitude. As a special case, we consider amplitude functions valued on the space of pure states, the ray space ${\\cal R} = {\\mathbb C}P^n$, where transition probabilities have a geometric interpretation in terms of geodesic distances as measured with the Fubini-Study metric. In conjunction with the generalized Cauchy-Riemann conditions, this geodesic interpretation leads to additional relations, in particular a novel connection between the modulus of the amplitude and the phase gradient, somewhat reminiscent of the WKB formula. Finally, a connection with geometric phases is established.

  16. Assessment of operating parameter variation on electrostatic precipitator performance 

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    Gunn, Roam Anthony

    1974-01-01

    , and the treatment and disposal of collected materials such as flyash from coal-fired power generating plants. ~Ca ital ~Char es. Capital charges general'ly include the costs incurred from property taxes, insurance premiums on plant facilities and other.... Summary of field results of SO flyash conditioning. 5. Sulfur conditioning of flyash 6. Sodium conditioning of flyash 7. Gallatin steam plant economic data 8. Precipitator related costs, 1960 to 1969 26 27 29 35 36 9. Overall costs...

  17. Cosmological parameters from CMB and other data: a Monte-Carlo approach

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    Antony Lewis; Sarah Bridle

    2002-10-14

    We present a fast Markov Chain Monte-Carlo exploration of cosmological parameter space. We perform a joint analysis of results from recent CMB experiments and provide parameter constraints, including sigma_8, from the CMB independent of other data. We next combine data from the CMB, HST Key Project, 2dF galaxy redshift survey, supernovae Ia and big-bang nucleosynthesis. The Monte Carlo method allows the rapid investigation of a large number of parameters, and we present results from 6 and 9 parameter analyses of flat models, and an 11 parameter analysis of non-flat models. Our results include constraints on the neutrino mass (m_nu < 0.3eV), equation of state of the dark energy, and the tensor amplitude, as well as demonstrating the effect of additional parameters on the base parameter constraints. In a series of appendices we describe the many uses of importance sampling, including computing results from new data and accuracy correction of results generated from an approximate method. We also discuss the different ways of converting parameter samples to parameter constraints, the effect of the prior, assess the goodness of fit and consistency, and describe the use of analytic marginalization over normalization parameters.

  18. Measurement of the Kerr spin parameter by observation of a compact object's shadow

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    Hioki, Kenta; Maeda, Kei-ichi

    2009-07-15

    A black hole casts a shadow as an optical appearance because of its strong gravitational field. We study how to determine the spin parameter and the inclination angle by observing the apparent shape of the shadow, which is distorted mainly by those two parameters. Defining some observables characterizing the apparent shape (its radius and distortion parameter), we find that the spin parameter and inclination angle of a Kerr black hole can be determined by the observation. This technique is also extended to the case of a Kerr naked singularity.

  19. A Workflow for Parameter Calibration and and Model Validation in SST: Interim Report.

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    Pebay, Philippe Pierre; Wilke, Jeremiah J; Sargsyan, Khachik

    2014-12-01

    This brief report explains the method used for parameter calibration and model validation in SST/Macro and the set of tools and workflow developed for this purpose.

  20. Direct Reconstruction of dynamical dark energy from observational Hubble Parameter data

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    Liu, Zhi-E; Zhang, Tong-Jie; Wang, Bao-Quan; Bi, Shao-Lan

    2015-01-01

    Reconstructing the evolution history of the equation of state parameter $w(z)$ directly from observational data is highly valuable in cosmology, since it holds substantial clues in understanding the origin of the accelerated expansion of the Universe. Contrast to a wealth of works on reconstructing $w(z)$ from supernova data, few work pay attention to Hubble parameter data. We analyze the merit of Hubble parameter data and make an attempt on reconstructing $w(z)$ from them, using the PCA approach introduced. We find that current Hubble parameter data does well in reconstructing w(z), though compared to supernova data, they are scant and their quality is much poor.

  1. Compressive parameter estimation in AWGN Dinesh Ramasamy, Sriram Venkateswaran and Upamanyu Madhow

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    Madhow, Upamanyu

    1 Compressive parameter estimation in AWGN Dinesh Ramasamy, Sriram Venkateswaran and Upamanyu. Venkateswaran is with Broadcom Corporation. Email: {dineshr, sriram, madhow}@ece.ucsb.edu. This work

  2. Quantum estimation of physical parameters in the spacetime of a rotating planet

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    Jan Kohlrus; David Edward Bruschi; Jorma Louko; Ivette Fuentes

    2015-11-13

    We employ quantum estimation techniques to obtain ultimate bounds on precision measurements of gravitational parameters of the spacetime outside a rotating planet. Spacetime curvature affects the frequency distribution of a photon sent from Earth to a satellite, and this change encodes parameters of the spacetime. This allows us to achieve precise measurements of parameters of Earth such as its Schwarzschild radius and equatorial angular velocity. We then are able to provide a comparison with the state-of-the-art in parameter estimation obtained through classical means. Extensions and future directions are also discussed.

  3. Quantum estimation of physical parameters in the spacetime of a rotating planet

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    Kohlrus, Jan; Louko, Jorma; Fuentes, Ivette

    2015-01-01

    We employ quantum estimation techniques to obtain ultimate bounds on precision measurements of gravitational parameters of the spacetime outside a rotating planet. Spacetime curvature affects the frequency distribution of a photon sent from Earth to a satellite, and this change encodes parameters of the spacetime. This allows us to achieve precise measurements of parameters of Earth such as its Schwarzschild radius and equatorial angular velocity. We then are able to provide a comparison with the state-of-the-art in parameter estimation obtained through classical means. Extensions and future directions are also discussed.

  4. Complete Michel Parameter Analysis of inclusive semileptonic b \\to c transition

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    Benjamin Dassinger; Robert Feger; Thomas Mannel

    2009-01-27

    We perform a complete "Michel parameter" analysis of all possible helicity structures which can appear in the process $B \\to X_c \\ell \\bar{\

  5. Future methane, hydroxyl, and their uncertainties: key climate and emission parameters for future predictions

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    Holmes, C. D; Prather, M. J; Sovde, O. A; Myhre, G.

    2013-01-01

    of present-day and future OH and methane lifetime, Atmos.Chemistry and Physics Future methane, hydroxyl, and theirand emission parameters for future predictions C. D. Holmes

  6. Key Parameters Affecting DPF Performance Degradation and Impact on Lifetime Fuel Economy

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    Summarizes latest findings on impact of specific parameters affecting ash-related diesel particulate filter performance degradation and information useful to enhance performance and extend service life

  7. Higgs boson resonance parameters and the finite temperature phase transition in a chirally invariant Higgs-Yukawa model

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    John Bulava; Philip Gerhold; Karl Jansen; Jim Kallarackal; Attila Nagy

    2011-11-11

    We study a chirally invariant Higgs-Yukawa model regulated on a space-time lattice. We calculate Higgs boson resonance parameters and mass bounds for various values of the mass of the degenerate fermion doublet. Also, first results on the phase transition temperature are presented. In general, this model may be relevant for BSM scenarios with a heavy fourth generation of quarks.

  8. Inverse modelling of in situ soil water dynamics: investigating the effect of different prior distributions of the soil hydraulic parameters

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    Scharnagl, B.; Vrugt, J. A; Vereecken, H.; Herbst, M.

    2011-01-01

    data for identifying soil hydraulic parameters from outflowdistributions of the soil hydraulic parameters Carrera, J.method to determine soil hydraulic functions from multistep

  9. Coal properties and system operating parameters for underground coal gasification

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    Yang, L. [China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou (China)

    2008-07-01

    Through the model experiment for underground coal gasification, the influence of the properties for gasification agent and gasification methods on underground coal gasifier performance were studied. The results showed that pulsating gasification, to some extent, could improve gas quality, whereas steam gasification led to the production of high heating value gas. Oxygen-enriched air and backflow gasification failed to improve the quality of the outlet gas remarkably, but they could heighten the temperature of the gasifier quickly. According to the experiment data, the longitudinal average gasification rate along the direction of the channel in the gasifying seams was 1.212 m/d, with transverse average gasification rate 0.069 m/d. Experiment indicated that, for the oxygen-enriched steam gasification, when the steam/oxygen ratio was 2:1, gas compositions remained stable, with H{sub 2} + CO content virtually standing between 60% and 70% and O{sub 2} content below 0.5%. The general regularities of the development of the temperature field within the underground gasifier and the reasons for the changes of gas quality were also analyzed. The 'autopneumatolysis' and methanization reaction existing in the underground gasification process were first proposed.

  10. Reconstruction of signals with unknown spectra in information field theory with parameter uncertainty

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    Ensslin, Torsten A.; Frommert, Mona [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, 85741 Garching (Germany)

    2011-05-15

    The optimal reconstruction of cosmic metric perturbations and other signals requires knowledge of their power spectra and other parameters. If these are not known a priori, they have to be measured simultaneously from the same data used for the signal reconstruction. We formulate the general problem of signal inference in the presence of unknown parameters within the framework of information field theory. To solve this, we develop a generic parameter-uncertainty renormalized estimation (PURE) technique. As a concrete application, we address the problem of reconstructing Gaussian signals with unknown power-spectrum with five different approaches: (i) separate maximum-a-posteriori power-spectrum measurement and subsequent reconstruction, (ii) maximum-a-posteriori reconstruction with marginalized power-spectrum, (iii) maximizing the joint posterior of signal and spectrum, (iv) guessing the spectrum from the variance in the Wiener-filter map, and (v) renormalization flow analysis of the field-theoretical problem providing the PURE filter. In all cases, the reconstruction can be described or approximated as Wiener-filter operations with assumed signal spectra derived from the data according to the same recipe, but with differing coefficients. All of these filters, except the renormalized one, exhibit a perception threshold in case of a Jeffreys prior for the unknown spectrum. Data modes with variance below this threshold do not affect the signal reconstruction at all. Filter (iv) seems to be similar to the so-called Karhune-Loeve and Feldman-Kaiser-Peacock estimators for galaxy power spectra used in cosmology, which therefore should also exhibit a marginal perception threshold if correctly implemented. We present statistical performance tests and show that the PURE filter is superior to the others, especially if the post-Wiener-filter corrections are included or in case an additional scale-independent spectral smoothness prior can be adopted.

  11. Evaluation of IGBT thermo-sensitive electrical parameters under different dissipation conditions -Comparison with infrared

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    temperature evaluation. Keywords IGBT, thermo-sensitive parameter, infrared measurements, thermal is the temperature sensor. Several TSEPs can be used for the chip temperature evaluation under operating conditionsEvaluation of IGBT thermo-sensitive electrical parameters under different dissipation conditions

  12. Practical Selection of SVM Parameters and Noise Estimation for SVM Regression

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    Cherkassky, Vladimir

    1 Practical Selection of SVM Parameters and Noise Estimation for SVM Regression Vladimir Cherkassky 55455, USA Abstract We investigate practical selection of meta-parameters for SVM regression (that is using several low-dimensional and high-dimensional regression problems. Further, we point out

  13. Effective hydraulic parameters for steady state vertical flow in heterogeneous soils

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    Mohanty, Binayak P.

    Effective hydraulic parameters for steady state vertical flow in heterogeneous soils Jianting Zhu August 2003. [1] In hydroclimate and land-atmospheric interaction models, effective hydraulic properties are needed at large grid scales. In this study, the effective soil hydraulic parameters of the areally

  14. Microbial oxygen uptake in sludge as influenced by compost physical parameters1 Ardavan Mohajer1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Microbial oxygen uptake in sludge as influenced by compost physical parameters1 Ardavan Mohajer1 The wide range of optimal values reported for the physical parameters of compost2 mixtures suggest: compost, biodegradability, respirometry, moisture content, bulking agent to waste22 ratio, particle size

  15. Parameter Estimation and Model Discrimination for a Lithium-Ion Cell

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    -18 This interest has been fueled by the combination of the fast growing lithium-ion battery market and the desireParameter Estimation and Model Discrimination for a Lithium-Ion Cell Shriram Santhanagopalan parameters using nonlinear regression from experimental charge/ discharge curves of a lithium-ion cell

  16. A discrete fourth-order Lidstone problem with parameters Douglas R. Anderson a,*, Feliz Minhs b

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    Anderson, Douglas R.

    A discrete fourth-order Lidstone problem with parameters Douglas R. Anderson a,*, Feliz Minhós b Symmetric Green's function Fixed points Fourth-order Discrete Beam Lidstone Semipositone a b s t r a c discrete fourth-order Lidstone boundary value problem with dependence on two parameters are given, using

  17. All-electric detection of the Stokes parameters of infrared and terahertz radiation

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    Fominov, Yakov

    All-electric detection of the Stokes parameters of infrared and terahertz radiation S.D. Ganichev-electric detection of the laser radiation polarization state describing by the Stokes parameters. The method is based acknowledged! #12;Objectives The detection of the ellipticity is a powerful technique for analyzing the optical

  18. Value of information in parameter identification and optimization of hydrocarbon reservoirs

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    Van den Hof, Paul

    Value of information in parameter identification and optimization of hydrocarbon reservoirs E-based optimization and model-parameter identification applied to large-scale models of subsurface hydrocarbon with water injection. The results are compared with previous work on other measures of information valuation

  19. Parameter optimization for the Gaussian model of protein foldingq Albert Erkipa

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    Seok, Chaok

    of protein folding and ligand docking are large and complex. Few systematic methods have yet been developed apply this parameter optimization method to the recently developed Gaussian model of protein folding Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Gaussian model; Protein folding; Parameter optimization 1

  20. Single scattering parameters of randomly oriented snow particles at microwave frequencies

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    Houze Jr., Robert A.

    Single scattering parameters of randomly oriented snow particles at microwave frequencies Min for computations of single scattering parameters at microwave frequencies requires a thorough knowledge of how of randomly oriented snow particles at microwave frequencies, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D14201, doi:10

  1. Handbook of Methods for the Analysis of the Various Parameters of the Carbon Dioxide System

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    Handbook of Methods for the Analysis of the Various Parameters of the Carbon Dioxide System in Sea of carbon dioxide in the oceans. Version 2 -- September 1994 (version 2.1 is only available electronically of methods for the analysis of the various parameters of the carbon dioxide system in sea water; version 2, A

  2. Strong orientational effect of stretched aerogel on the 3 He order parameter

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Strong orientational effect of stretched aerogel on the 3 He order parameter J. Elbs, Yu. M. Bunkov (Dated: February 18, 2013) Deformation of aerogel strongly modifies the orientation of the order parameter of superfluid 3 He confined in aerogel. We used a radial squeezing of aerogel to keep the orbital

  3. Data-Driven Combined State and Parameter Reduction for Extreme-Scale Inverse Problems

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    Preprint Data-Driven Combined State and Parameter Reduction for Extreme-Scale Inverse Problems Christian Himpe Mario Ohlberger Abstract In this contribution we present an accelerated optimization-based ap- proach for combined state and parameter reduction of a parametrized lin- ear control system which

  4. Study on plasma parameters and dust charging in an electrostatically plugged multicusp plasma device

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    Kakati, B.; Kausik, S. S.; Saikia, B. K. [Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Nazirakhat, Sonapur-782 402, Kamrup, Assam (India); Bandyopadhyay, M. [ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar- 382 428 (India)

    2011-06-15

    The effect of the electrostatic confinement potential on the charging of dust grains and its relationship with the plasma parameters has been studied in an electrostatically plugged multicusp dusty plasma device. Electrostatic plugging is implemented by biasing the electrically isolated magnetic multicusp channel walls. The experimental results show that voltage applied to the channel walls can be a controlling parameter for dust charging.

  5. WAPTEC: Whitebox Analysis of Web Applications for Parameter Tampering Exploit Construction

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    Venkatakrishnan, V.N.

    WAPTEC: Whitebox Analysis of Web Applications for Parameter Tampering Exploit Construction Prithvi.N. Venkatakrishnan University of Illinois Chicago, USA venkat@cs.uic.edu Abstract Parameter tampering attacks tampering vulnerabilities and generate exploits by construction to demonstrate those vulnerabilities. WAPTEC

  6. Embedding parameters in ab initio theory to develop well-controlled approximations based on molecular similarity

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    Yaron, David

    Embedding parameters in ab initio theory to develop well- controlled approximations based Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation #12;1 Embedding parameters in ab initio theory to develop well-controlled on molecular similarity Journal: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation Manuscript ID: Draft Manuscript

  7. Spectral Collocation-based Optimization in Parameter Estimation for Nonlinear Time-Varying Dynamical Systems

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    Deshmukh, Venkatesh

    Dynamical Systems Venkatesh Deshmukh Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Department of Mechanical dynamic system models to be constructed from available data. The parameters to be estimated are assumed in the dynamic system models are assumed to have a known form, and the models are assumed to be parameter affine

  8. Fusion procedure for the two-parameter quantum algebra $U_{r,s}(sl_n)$

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    Naihuan Jing; Ming Liu

    2014-09-20

    Irreducible modules of the two-parameter quantum enveloping algebra $U_{r,s}(\\mathfrak{sl}_n)$ are explicitly constructed using the fusion procedure, when $rs^{-1}$ is not a root of unity. This provides an alternative and combinatorial description of the Schur-Weyl duality for two-parameter quantum algebras of type $A$.

  9. Identification of the Catalytic Mechanism and Estimation of Kinetic Parameters for Fumarase*S

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    mechanism and design a series of experiments to estimate the model parameters and identify the major flux elementary reaction steps shown in Fig. 1A. In this proposed mechanism, a hydrogen ion and fumarate moleculeIdentification of the Catalytic Mechanism and Estimation of Kinetic Parameters for Fumarase

  10. Microbiological parameters as indicators of compost maturity S.M. Tiquia

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    Tiquia-Arashiro, Sonia M.

    Microbiological parameters as indicators of compost maturity S.M. Tiquia Department of Natural management strategies and composted using different turning and moisture regimes; relate their association with humification parameters and compost temperature; and identify the most suitable microbial indicators of compost

  11. DRAFT Working Paper: Thorax Design v0.1 Some Thorax Design Parameters \\Lambda

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    DRAFT Working Paper: Thorax Design v0.1 Some Thorax Design Parameters \\Lambda Ronald S. Fearing worthwhile parameters from bending beams, etc. 1 Cantilever Model Consider a single end clamped cantilever's modulus. The equivalent stiffness is F = ky = wh 3 E 4l 3 y (3) The maximum stress (at the support) is oe

  12. Reservoir parameters estimation from well log and core data: a case study from the North Sea

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Reservoir parameters estimation from well log and core data: a case study from the North Sea Jun approach to derive reservoir parameters from core and well-log data in clay­sand mixtures. This method volume, clay content, permeability and fluid saturation. This information is then fed into a velocity

  13. Set-Membership Identification Based Adaptive Robust Control of Systems With Unknown Parameter Bounds

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    Yao, Bin

    . The estimated parameter variation bounds are subsequently used to construct a continuous-time domain projection Bounds Lu Lu and Bin Yao Abstract-- In this paper, a hybrid control architecture is proposed to obtain non-conservative real-time estimation of the regions where model parameters could actually be

  14. THE QUASI-BICIRCULAR PROBLEM FOR THE EARTH-MOON-SUN PARAMETERS

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    Barcelona, Universitat de

    THE QUASI-BICIRCULAR PROBLEM FOR THE EARTH-MOON-SUN PARAMETERS M.A. ANDREU and C. SIM #19; O Dept-bicircular solution of the three body problem is computed for the Earth-Moon-Sun parameters. Then, the Hamiltonian. Keywords: Three body problem, four body problem, quasi-bicircular problem, Earth-Moon-Sun system. 1

  15. V CONGRESO NACIONAL DE PILAS DE COMBUSTIBLE DISTRIBUTED PARAMETER MODEL SIMULATION TOOL

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    Batlle, Carles

    cells (PEMFC) has been developed, based on a distributed parameter model. The tool is designed others that have significant effects on the performance and durability of PEMFC. Palabras clave: PEMFC, modelado de parámetros distribuidos, simulación dinámica Keywords: PEMFC, distributed parameter modeling

  16. A Model-Based Approach to Synthesizing Insulin Infusion Pump Usage Parameters for Diabetic Patients

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    Sankaranarayanan, Sriram

    A Model-Based Approach to Synthesizing Insulin Infusion Pump Usage Parameters for Diabetic Patients Fainekos Abstract-- We present a model-based approach to synthesiz- ing insulin infusion pump usage parameters against varying meal scenarios and physiological conditions. Insulin infusion pumps are commonly

  17. Application of stochastic parameter optimization to the Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting model

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    Wagener, Thorsten

    parameter set and underlying posterior distribution within a single optimization run. In particular, weApplication of stochastic parameter optimization to the Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting model Moisture Accounting model (SAC-SMA) model using historical data from the Leaf River in Mississippi

  18. An Assessment of Areal Coverage of Severe Weather Parameters for Severe Weather Outbreak Diagnosis

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    Doswell III, Charles A.

    An Assessment of Areal Coverage of Severe Weather Parameters for Severe Weather Outbreak Diagnosis 2011, in final form 9 March 2012) ABSTRACT The areal extent of severe weather parameters favorable for significant severe weather is evaluated as a means of identifying major severe weather outbreaks. The first

  19. BAP Sparsing: A Novel Approach to MPEG-4 Body Animation Parameter Compression

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    Bhandarkar, Suchendra "Suchi" M.

    , such as virtual humans [1] [2]. A virtual human body model is animated using a stream of body animation parameters virtual bodies and their animation to be compressed using a standard compression pipeline comprisingBAP Sparsing: A Novel Approach to MPEG-4 Body Animation Parameter Compression Siddhartha

  20. Information Content of Data for Identifying Soil Hydraulic Parameters from Outflow Experiments

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    Vrugt, Jasper A.

    Information Content of Data for Identifying Soil Hydraulic Parameters from Outflow Experiments J. A sensitive to changes in the unknown parameters. Therefore we (Eching and Hopmans, 1993; Van Dam et al., 1994 with the uniqueness of the identified soil hydraulic properties. Identification Method based on the Localization of In

  1. Toward Improved Identifiability of Soil Hydraulic Parameters: On the Selection of a Suitable Parametric Model

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    Vrugt, Jasper A.

    hydraulic properties (Hopmans et al., 1992; van Dam useful description of parameter uncertainty and itsToward Improved Identifiability of Soil Hydraulic Parameters: On the Selection of a Suitable identifiability analysis of the soil hydraulic During the last two decades, a great deal of researchparameters

  2. Comparison of two optimization methods to derive energy parameters for protein folding

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    Domany, Eytan

    Comparison of two optimization methods to derive energy parameters for protein folding: perceptron potential, perceptron, Z­score 1 #12; Abstract Two methods were proposed recently to derive energy, by means of a perceptron learning scheme, energy parameters such that the native conformations have lower

  3. E#cient Construction of Local Parameters of Irreducible Components of an Algebraic Variety

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    Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Academy of Sciences of Russia 14th line 39, St. Petersburg has a sequence of local parameters represented by s non--homogeneous polynomials with the product parameters) represented by s non--homogeneous polynomials with the product of degrees bounded from above by D

  4. MATERIAL POINT METHOD CALCULATIONS WITH EXPLICIT CRACKS, FRACTURE PARAMETERS, AND CRACK

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    Nairn, John A.

    MATERIAL POINT METHOD CALCULATIONS WITH EXPLICIT CRACKS, FRACTURE PARAMETERS, AND CRACK PROPAGATION." This new method has several advantages for numerical work on fracture. Compared to finite element analysis works well for calculating key fracture parameters such as J integral, stress intensity factors

  5. Solar, interplanetary, and magnetospheric parameters for the radiation belt energetic electron flux

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Solar, interplanetary, and magnetospheric parameters for the radiation belt energetic electron flux, and A. J. Klimas (2005), Solar, interplanetary, and magnetospheric parameters for the radiation belt 2005. [1] In developing models of the radiation belt energetic electron flux, it is important

  6. The effect of degeneracy parameter on Weibel instability in dense plasma

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    Mahdavi, M.; Khodadadi Azadboni, F.; Young Researchers Club, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 48161-194 Sari

    2013-12-15

    In this paper, the role of degeneracy parameter, in both directions parallel and perpendicular with propagation direction of the laser beam in plasma, on the growth rate of Weibel instability, is studied. Calculations show that with the temperature anisotropy, ? = T{sub ?}/T{sub ?} = 0.2 and a 0.75 times reduction of the degeneracy parameter, the increased rate of the the Weibel instability growth rate is 72%. The degeneracy required for minimal growth rate in interaction laser plasma with a density of 1.2 × 10{sup 32}m{sup ?3}, is larger than 3. The reduction of temperature and the degeneracy parameter of plasma in parallel direction will also increase growth rate about 30% more than incrossing degeneracy parameter in transverse direction. With the minimum pressure costs of cold compression, subsequent degeneracy parameters, and the minimum value of electron quiver energy, we can expect growth rate of Weibel instability order 0.01.

  7. Transverse distortion of a relativistic composite system in impact parameter space

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    Narinder Kumar; Harleen Dahiya

    2015-02-04

    We investigate the Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) in impact parameter space using the explicit light front wave functions (LFWFs) for the two-particle Fock state of the electron in QED. The Fourier transform (FT) of the GPDs gives the distribution of quarks in the transverse plane for zero longitudinal momentum transfer ($\\xi=0$). We study the relationship of the spin flip GPD $E(x,0,-\\vec{\\Delta}_\\perp^2)$ with the distortion of unpolarized quark distribution in the transverse plane when the target nucleon is transversely polarized and also determine the sign of distortion from the sign of anomalous magnetic moment. To verify the sign of distortion, we also compute it directly from the LFWFs by performing a FT in position space coordinate $\\vec{f}_\\perp$. The explicit relation between the deformation in the two spaces can also be obtained using the convolution integrals. To show the relation of the model LFWFs to a realistic model of nucleon physics, we have designed a specific weight function of our model LFWFs and integrated it over the mass parameter. Also we have simulated the form factor of the nucleon in the AdS/QCD holographic LFWFs model and studied the power-law behaviour at short distances.

  8. Calculation of Design Parameters for an Equilibrium LEU Core in the NBSR

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    Hanson, A.L.; Diamond, D.

    2011-09-30

    A plan is being developed for the conversion of the NIST research reactor (NBSR) from high-enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. Previously, the design of the LEU fuel had been determined in order to provide the users of the NBSR with the same cycle length as exists for the current HEU fueled reactor. The fuel composition at different points within an equilibrium fuel cycle had also been determined. In the present study, neutronics parameters have been calculated for these times in the fuel cycle for both the existing HEU and the proposed LEU equilibrium cores. The results showed differences between the HEU and LEU cores that would not lead to any significant changes in the safety analysis for the converted core. In general the changes were reasonable except that the figure-of-merit for neutrons that can be used by experimentalists shows there will be a 10% reduction in performance. The calculations included kinetics parameters, reactivity coefficients, reactivity worths of control elements and abnormal configurations, and power distributions.

  9. Constraining parameters of effective field theory of inflation from Planck data

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    Banerjee, Anindya

    2015-01-01

    The Cosmic Microwave Background can provide information regarding physics of the very early universe, more specifically, of the matter-radiation distribution of the inflationary era. Starting from the effective field theory of inflation, we use the Goldstone action to calculate the three point correlation function for the Goldstone field, whose results can be directly applied to the field describing the curvature perturbations around a de Sitter solution for the inflationary era. We then use the data from the recent Planck mission for the parameters $f_{NL}^{equil}$ and $f_{NL}^{orthog}$ which parametrize the size and shape of non-Gaussianities generated in single field models of inflation. Using these known values, we calculate the parameters relevant to our analysis, $f_{NL}^{\\dot{\\pi}^3}$, $f_{NL}^{\\dot{\\pi}(\\partial _i \\pi)^2}$ and the speed of sound $c_s$ which parametrize the non-Gaussianities arising from two different kinds of generalized interactions of the scalar field in question.

  10. Constraining parameters of effective field theory of inflation from Planck data

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    Anindya Banerjee; Himanshu Khanchandani

    2015-09-01

    The Cosmic Microwave Background can provide information regarding physics of the very early universe, more specifically, of the matter-radiation distribution of the inflationary era. Starting from the effective field theory of inflation, we use the Goldstone action to calculate the three point correlation function for the Goldstone field, whose results can be directly applied to the field describing the curvature perturbations around a de Sitter solution for the inflationary era. We then use the data from the recent Planck mission for the parameters $f_{NL}^{equil}$ and $f_{NL}^{orthog}$ which parametrize the size and shape of non-Gaussianities generated in single field models of inflation. Using these known values, we calculate the parameters relevant to our analysis, $f_{NL}^{\\dot{\\pi}^3}$, $f_{NL}^{\\dot{\\pi}(\\partial _i \\pi)^2}$ and the speed of sound $c_s$ which parametrize the non-Gaussianities arising from two different kinds of generalized interactions of the scalar field in question.

  11. Concurrent design and optimization of a star tracker for space applications by identification of critical design parameters and their effect on a performance measure 

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    Smit, Larissa Christine

    2001-01-01

    An optimization procedure to be used concurrently with a top-down general design process was developed. The optimization procedure consists of identifying the critical design parameters and analyzing their effect on a performance measure...

  12. LINEAR COLLIDER TEST FACILITY: TWISS PARAMETER ANALYSIS AT THE IP/POST-IP LOCATION OF THE ATF2 BEAM LINE *

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    LINEAR COLLIDER TEST FACILITY: TWISS PARAMETER ANALYSIS AT THE IP/POST-IP LOCATION OF THE ATF2 BEAM through to the IP, the Twiss parameters need to be measured at the IP or PIP. Up to now, these parameters to extract the Twiss parameters and the emittance thanks to the three coefficients of the fit

  13. Evaluation of SeaSonde Hardware Diagnostic Parameters as Performance Metrics Brian M. Emery and Libe Washburn

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    Evaluation of SeaSonde Hardware Diagnostic Parameters as Performance Metrics Brian M. EmerySonde software reports hardware diagnostic statistics, including a number of parameters associated the suitability of the parameters as operational metrics. The hardware parameters considered in this analysis

  14. Sensitivity of storage field performance to geologic and cavern design parameters in salt domes.

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    Ehgartner, Brian L.; Park, Byoung Yoon

    2009-03-01

    A sensitivity study was performed utilizing a three dimensional finite element model to assess allowable cavern field sizes for strategic petroleum reserve salt domes. A potential exists for tensile fracturing and dilatancy damage to salt that can compromise the integrity of a cavern field in situations where high extraction ratios exist. The effects of salt creep rate, depth of salt dome top, dome size, caprock thickness, elastic moduli of caprock and surrounding rock, lateral stress ratio of surrounding rock, cavern size, depth of cavern, and number of caverns are examined numerically. As a result, a correlation table between the parameters and the impact on the performance of storage field was established. In general, slower salt creep rates, deeper depth of salt dome top, larger elastic moduli of caprock and surrounding rock, and a smaller radius of cavern are better for structural performance of the salt dome.

  15. Parameter Analysis of the VPIN (Volume synchronized Probability of Informed Trading) Metric

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    Song, Jung Heon; Wu, Kesheng; Simon, Horst D.

    2014-03-01

    VPIN (Volume synchronized Probability of Informed trading) is a leading indicator of liquidity-induced volatility. It is best known for having produced a signal more than hours before the Flash Crash of 2010. On that day, the market saw the biggest one-day point decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which culminated to the market value of $1 trillion disappearing, but only to recover those losses twenty minutes later (Lauricella 2010). The computation of VPIN requires the user to set up a handful of free parameters. The values of these parameters significantly affect the effectiveness of VPIN as measured by the false positive rate (FPR). An earlier publication reported that a brute-force search of simple parameter combinations yielded a number of parameter combinations with FPR of 7percent. This work is a systematic attempt to find an optimal parameter set using an optimization package, NOMAD (Nonlinear Optimization by Mesh Adaptive Direct Search) by Audet, le digabel, and tribes (2009) and le digabel (2011). We have implemented a number of techniques to reduce the computation time with NOMAD. Tests show that we can reduce the FPR to only 2percent. To better understand the parameter choices, we have conducted a series of sensitivity analysis via uncertainty quantification on the parameter spaces using UQTK (Uncertainty Quantification Toolkit). Results have shown dominance of 2 parameters in the computation of FPR. Using the outputs from NOMAD optimization and sensitivity analysis, We recommend A range of values for each of the free parameters that perform well on a large set of futures trading records.

  16. Using a scalar parameter to trace dislocation evolution in atomistic modeling

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    Yang, Jinbo [ORNL; Zhang, Z F [Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science; Osetskiy, Yury N [ORNL; Stoller, Roger E [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    A scalar gamma-parameter is proposed from the Nye tensor. Its maximum value occurs along a dislocation line, either straight or curved, when the coordinate system is purposely chosen. This parameter can be easily obtained from the Nye tensor calculated at each atom in atomistic modeling. Using the gamma-parameter, a fully automated approach is developed to determine core atoms and the Burgers vectors of dislocations simultaneously. The approach is validated by revealing the smallest dislocation loop and by tracing the whole formation process of complicated dislocation networks on the fly.

  17. Compartment modeling of dynamic brain PET—The impact of scatter corrections on parameter errors

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    Häggström, Ida Karlsson, Mikael; Larsson, Anne; Schmidtlein, C. Ross

    2014-11-01

    Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of scatter and its correction on kinetic parameters in dynamic brain positron emission tomography (PET) tumor imaging. The 2-tissue compartment model was used, and two different reconstruction methods and two scatter correction (SC) schemes were investigated. Methods: The GATE Monte Carlo (MC) software was used to perform 2 × 15 full PET scan simulations of a voxelized head phantom with inserted tumor regions. The two sets of kinetic parameters of all tissues were chosen to represent the 2-tissue compartment model for the tracer 3?-deoxy-3?-({sup 18}F)fluorothymidine (FLT), and were denoted FLT{sub 1} and FLT{sub 2}. PET data were reconstructed with both 3D filtered back-projection with reprojection (3DRP) and 3D ordered-subset expectation maximization (OSEM). Images including true coincidences with attenuation correction (AC) and true+scattered coincidences with AC and with and without one of two applied SC schemes were reconstructed. Kinetic parameters were estimated by weighted nonlinear least squares fitting of image derived time–activity curves. Calculated parameters were compared to the true input to the MC simulations. Results: The relative parameter biases for scatter-eliminated data were 15%, 16%, 4%, 30%, 9%, and 7% (FLT{sub 1}) and 13%, 6%, 1%, 46%, 12%, and 8% (FLT{sub 2}) for K{sub 1}, k{sub 2}, k{sub 3}, k{sub 4}, V{sub a}, and K{sub i}, respectively. As expected, SC was essential for most parameters since omitting it increased biases by 10 percentage points on average. SC was not found necessary for the estimation of K{sub i} and k{sub 3}, however. There was no significant difference in parameter biases between the two investigated SC schemes or from parameter biases from scatter-eliminated PET data. Furthermore, neither 3DRP nor OSEM yielded the smallest parameter biases consistently although there was a slight favor for 3DRP which produced less biased k{sub 3} and K{sub i} estimates while OSEM resulted in a less biased V{sub a}. The uncertainty in OSEM parameters was about 26% (FLT{sub 1}) and 12% (FLT{sub 2}) larger than for 3DRP although identical postfilters were applied. Conclusions: SC was important for good parameter estimations. Both investigated SC schemes performed equally well on average and properly corrected for the scattered radiation, without introducing further bias. Furthermore, 3DRP was slightly favorable over OSEM in terms of kinetic parameter biases and SDs.

  18. Finite element analysis of surface-stress effects in the Si lattice-parameter measurement

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    Sasso, Carlo; Massa, Enrico; Mana, Giovanni; Kuetgens, Ulrich

    2013-01-01

    A stress exists in solids surfaces, similarly to liquids, also if the underlying bulk material is stress-free. This paper investigates the surface stress effect on the measured value of the Si lattice parameter used to determine the Avogadro constant by counting Si atoms. An elastic-film model has been used to provide a surface load in a finite element analysis of the lattice strain of the x-ray interferometer crystal used to measure the lattice parameter. Eventually, an experiment is proposed to work a lattice parameter measurement out so that there is a visible effect of the surface stress.

  19. Relationships between the ion flow speed, magnetic flux transport rate, and other plasma sheet parameters

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    Kaufmann, Richard L.

    parameters Richard L. Kaufmann Department of Physics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA lines. This variation along field lines was attributed primarily to a parallel electric field needed

  20. Evaluation of In-Situ Tritium Transport Parameters for Type 316...

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    In-Situ Tritium Transport Parameters for Type 316 Stainless Steel during Irradiation D.J. Senor, W.G. Luscher K.K. Clayton, G.R. Longhurst Tritium Focus Group Meeting Savannah...

  1. Early Site Permit Demonstration Program: Plant parameters envelope report. Volume 1

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    1993-03-01

    The Early Site Permit (ESP) Demonstration Program is the nuclear industry`s initiative for piloting the early resolution of siting-related issues before the detailed design proceedings of the combined operating license review. The ESP Demonstration Program consists of three phases. The plant parameters envelopes task is part of Phase 1, which addresses the generic review of applicable federal regulations and develops criteria for safety and environmental assessment of potential sites. The plant parameters envelopes identify parameters that characterize the interface between an ALWR design and a potential site, and quantify the interface through values selected from the Utility Requirements Documents, vendor design information, or engineering assessments. When augmented with site-specific information, the plant parameters envelopes provide sufficient information to allow ESPs to be granted based on individual ALWR design information or enveloping design information for the evolutionary, passive, or generic ALWR plants. This document is expected to become a living document when used by future applicants.

  2. Rapid Computation of Thermodynamic Properties Over Multidimensional Nonbonded Parameter Spaces using Adaptive Multistate Reweighting

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    Naden, Levi N

    2015-01-01

    We show how thermodynamic properties of molecular models can be computed over a large, multidimensional parameter space by combining multistate reweighting analysis with a linear basis function approach. This approach reduces the computational cost to estimate thermodynamic properties from molecular simulations for over 130,000 tested parameter combinations from over a thousand CPU years to tens of CPU days. This speed increase is achieved primarily by computing the potential energy as a linear combination of basis functions, computed from either modified simulation code or as the difference of energy between two reference states, which can be done without any simulation code modification. The thermodynamic properties are then estimated with the Multistate Bennett Acceptance Ratio (MBAR) as a function of multiple model parameters without the need to define a priori how the states are connected by a pathway. Instead, we adaptively sample a set of points in parameter space to create mutual configuration space o...

  3. Sensitivity analysis of modeling parameters that affect the dual peaking behaviour in coalbed methane reservoirs 

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    Okeke, Amarachukwu Ngozi

    2006-10-30

    of the various modeling parameters on its reservoir performance. A dual porosity coalbed methane simulator is used to model primary production from a single well coal seam, for a variety of coal properties for this work. Varying different coal properties...

  4. Anisotropic Parameter Estimation from PP and PS Waves in 4-Component Data 

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    Traub, Barbel M

    The estimation of anisotropic parameters in the shallow subsurface becomes increasingly important for 4C seismic data processing in order to obtain accurate images in both time and depth domain. I focus on two approaches ...

  5. Control of carbon nanotube stiffness via tunable fabrication process parameters that determine CNT geometry

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    Cullinan, Michael A. (Michael Arthur)

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents tunable process parameters that may be used to control the geometry of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). The results may be used to grow MWCNTs with desired stiffness properties. This is important ...

  6. Unpacking Critical Parameters for Interface Design: Evaluating Notification Systems with the IRC Framework

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    McCrickard, Scott

    Unpacking Critical Parameters for Interface Design: Evaluating Notification Systems with the IRC, reaction, and comprehension (or IRC) as a potential solution [15][16][17] (revisited later). This paper

  7. DISLOCATION GENERATION IN Si: A THERMO-MECHANICAL MODEL BASED ON MEASURABLE PARAMETERS*

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    Balzar, Davor

    DISLOCATION GENERATION IN Si: A THERMO-MECHANICAL MODEL BASED ON MEASURABLE PARAMETERS* Bhushan for predicting dislocation distribution generated by thermal stresses in Si is described. We use that can minimize dislocation generation for improved solar cell performance. INTRODUCTION Dislocations

  8. Formatting and searching a massive, multi-parameter clinical information database

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    Kyaw, Tin Htet

    2005-01-01

    Formatting data and executing time-oriented queries on a massive, multi-parameter clinical information database poses significant computational challenges. The challenges encountered in converting high-resolution waveform ...

  9. The nonextensive parameter for the astrophysical systems in an external rotating field

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    Yu, Haining

    2015-01-01

    Based on the q-kinetic theory in nonextensive statistics, we study the nonextensive q-parameter for the astrophysical systems in an external rotating field. We exactly obtained the equation of the q-parameter for the rotating self-gravitating system. We show that the q-parameter is not only related to the temperature gradient and the gravitational acceleration of the system, but also depends on the inertial centrifugal acceleration and the angular velocity of the rotation, and so the rotation introduces the nonextensivity. This equation of the q-parameter is also applicable to the rotating space plasmas, where an exact expression is presented. We take the Sun, Jupiter and Saturn as examples to illustrate the nonextensive effect introduced by the rotation.

  10. Estimation of Building Parameters Using Simplified Energy Balance Model and Metered Whole Building Energy Use 

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    Masuda, H.; Claridge, D.

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents and evaluates an indirect data-driven method to estimate influential building parameters: air exchange rates and overall heat transfer coefficients of building envelopes from the separately metered energy use for electricity...

  11. Sensitivity Analysis of Parameters Affecting Protection of Water Resources at Hanford WA

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    DAVIS, J.D.

    2002-02-08

    The scope of this analysis was to assess the sensitivity of contaminant fluxes from the vadose zone to the water table, to several parameters, some of which can be controlled by operational considerations.

  12. Cosmological parameter estimation with QUaD CMB polarization and temperature experiment 

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    Memari, Yasin

    2009-01-01

    In this thesis we examine the theoretical origin and statistical features of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation. We particularly focus on the CMB power spectra and cosmological parameter estimation from QUaD CMB ...

  13. Recommended Parameter Values for GENII Modeling of Radionuclides in Routine Air and Water Releases

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    Snyder, Sandra F.; Arimescu, Carmen; Napier, Bruce A.; Hay, Tristan R.

    2012-11-01

    The GENII v2 code is used to estimate dose to individuals or populations from the release of radioactive materials into air or water. Numerous parameter values are required for input into this code. User-defined parameters cover the spectrum from chemical data, meteorological data, agricultural data, and behavioral data. This document is a summary of parameter values that reflect conditions in the United States. Reasonable regional and age-dependent data is summarized. Data availability and quality varies. The set of parameters described address scenarios for chronic air emissions or chronic releases to public waterways. Considerations for the special tritium and carbon-14 models are briefly addressed. GENIIv2.10.0 is the current software version that this document supports.

  14. Control-oriented modeling and adaptive parameter estimation of a lithium ion intercalation cell

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    Bi, Pierre (Pierre Yanhe)

    2015-01-01

    Battery management systems using parameter and state estimators based on electrochemical models for Lithium ion cells, are promising efficient use and safety of the battery. In this thesis, two findings related to ...

  15. Variability of aerosol parameters over Kanpur, northern India R. P. Singh,1

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    Singh, Ramesh P.

    Variability of aerosol parameters over Kanpur, northern India R. P. Singh,1 Sagnik Dey, S. N Dynamics: Remote sensing; KEYWORDS: aerosol, remote sensing, Ganga basin Citation: Singh, R. P., S. Dey, S

  16. AN EFFECTIVE FRAMEWORK FOR THE MODELING OF SEASONAL PARAMETERS FOR MEASLES USING A CONTINUOUS TIME MODEL 

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    El-Halwagi, Ali

    2012-05-03

    City may be different than those in lesser-developed regions like Thailand. Estimation of model parameters provides us insight into the driving forces affecting the spread of the disease. _______________ This thesis follows the style of Chemical...

  17. Design Parameters and Objectives of a High--Resolution X--ray...

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    Technical Report: Design Parameters and Objectives of a High--Resolution X--ray Imaging Crystal Spectrometer for the Large Helical Device (LHD) Citation Details In-Document Search...

  18. INVERSE BIOMEDICAL IMAGING USING SEPARATELY ADAPTED MESHES FOR PARAMETERS AND FORWARD MODEL VARIABLES1

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    Bangerth, Wolfgang

    INVERSE BIOMEDICAL IMAGING USING SEPARATELY ADAPTED MESHES FOR PARAMETERS AND FORWARD MODEL Many important existing and upcoming biomedical imaging modalities lead to nonlinear relationships experiment. 1. INTRODUCTION In a number of current and upcoming biomedical imaging methods, the relationship

  19. Demographic parameters of the feral cat Felis catus population at Marion Island

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    Pretoria, University of

    Demographic parameters of the feral cat Felis catus population at Marion Island R.J. van Aarde Introduction The presence of established feral domestic cat relis catus L. populations on several southern

  20. Estimation of fracture flow parameters through numerical analysis of hydromechanical pressure pulses

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    Cappa, F.

    2009-01-01

    of each hydraulic parameter, as well as the importance ofmagnitude was well captured with a hydraulic aperture of 5 ×time-lag was well matched with a smaller hydraulic aperture

  1. Effect of plasma parameters on growth and field emission properties of spherical carbon nanotube tip

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    Sharma, Suresh C.; Tewari, Aarti

    2011-06-15

    The effect of plasma parameters (e.g., electron density and temperature, ion density and temperature, neutral atom density and temperature) on the growth (without a catalyst), structure, and field emission properties of a spherical carbon nanotube (CNT) tip has been theoretically investigated. A theoretical model of charge neutrality, including the kinetics of electrons, positively charged ions, and neutral atoms and the energy balance of the various species in plasma, has been developed. Numerical calculations of the radius of the spherical CNT tip for different CNT number densities and plasma parameters have been carried out for the typical glow discharge plasma parameters. It is found that upon an increase in the CNT number density and plasma parameters, the radius of the spherical CNT tip decreases, and consequently the field emission factor for the spherical CNT tip increases.

  2. Pion cloud and sea quark flavor asymmetry in the impact parameter...

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    Pion cloud and sea quark flavor asymmetry in the impact parameter representation Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Pion cloud and sea quark flavor asymmetry in the impact...

  3. Optimal Parameter for the Training of Multilayer Perceptron Neural Networks by Using Hierarchical Genetic Algorithm

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    Orozco-Monteagudo, Maykel; Taboada-Crispi, Alberto; Gutierrez-Hernandez, Liliana

    2008-11-06

    This paper deals with the controversial topic of the selection of the parameters of a genetic algorithm, in this case hierarchical, used for training of multilayer perceptron neural networks for the binary classification. The parameters to select are the crossover and mutation probabilities of the control and parametric genes and the permanency percent. The results can be considered as a guide for using this kind of algorithm.

  4. The Dependence of the Age Parameter from EAS Size and Zenith Angle of Incidence

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    A. A. Chilingarian; G. V. Gharagyozyan; S. S. Ghazaryan; G. G. Hovsepyan; E. A. Mamidjanyan; L. G. Melkumyan; S. H. Sokhoyan

    2000-02-03

    The quality of the MAKET-ANI detector installation in view of the uniformity of the registration efficiency is demonstrated. Based on a data sample collected by the MAKET-ANI array in the period of June 1997 - March 1999, the dependencies of the age parameter on the zenith angle and the EAS size (10^5-10^7) are studied. The variation of the age parameter with the shower size can be approximately related to the elongation rate.

  5. Optimization of Operating Parameters for Minimum Mechanical Specific Energy in Drilling

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    Hamrick, Todd

    2011-05-25

    Efficiency in drilling is measured by Mechanical Specific Energy (MSE). MSE is the measure of the amount of energy input required to remove a unit volume of rock, expressed in units of energy input divided by volume removed. It can be expressed mathematically in terms of controllable parameters; Weight on Bit, Torque, Rate of Penetration, and RPM. It is well documented that minimizing MSE by optimizing controllable factors results in maximum Rate of Penetration. Current methods for computing MSE make it possible to minimize MSE in the field only through a trial-and-error process. This work makes it possible to compute the optimum drilling parameters that result in minimum MSE. The parameters that have been traditionally used to compute MSE are interdependent. Mathematical relationships between the parameters were established, and the conventional MSE equation was rewritten in terms of a single parameter, Weight on Bit, establishing a form that can be minimized mathematically. Once the optimum Weight on Bit was determined, the interdependent relationship that Weight on Bit has with Torque and Penetration per Revolution was used to determine optimum values for those parameters for a given drilling situation. The improved method was validated through laboratory experimentation and analysis of published data. Two rock types were subjected to four treatments each, and drilled in a controlled laboratory environment. The method was applied in each case, and the optimum parameters for minimum MSE were computed. The method demonstrated an accurate means to determine optimum drilling parameters of Weight on Bit, Torque, and Penetration per Revolution. A unique application of micro-cracking is also presented, which demonstrates that rock failure ahead of the bit is related to axial force more than to rotation speed.

  6. Generator Dynamic Model Validation and Parameter Calibration Using Phasor Measurements at the Point of Connection

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    Huang, Zhenyu; Du, Pengwei; Kosterev, Dmitry; Yang, Steve

    2013-05-01

    Disturbance data recorded by phasor measurement units (PMU) offers opportunities to improve the integrity of dynamic models. However, manually tuning parameters through play-back events demands significant efforts and engineering experiences. In this paper, a calibration method using the extended Kalman filter (EKF) technique is proposed. The formulation of EKF with parameter calibration is discussed. Case studies are presented to demonstrate its validity. The proposed calibration method is cost-effective, complementary to traditional equipment testing for improving dynamic model quality.

  7. Construction of a driver-vehicle model and identification of the driver model parameters 

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    Su, Jemeng

    1981-01-01

    CONSTRUCTION OF A DRIVER-VEHICLE MODEL AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE DRIVER MODEL PARAMETERS A Thesis by , JEMENG SU Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8M University in partial fulfillment of the requiremr nt for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1981 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering CONSTRUCTION OF A DRIVER-VEHICLE MODEL AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE DRIVER MODEL PARAMETERS A Thesis by JEMENG SU Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committe ) / I...

  8. Sensitivity of injection costs to input petrophysical parameters in numerical geologic carbon sequestration models

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    Cheng, C. L.; Gragg, M. J.; Perfect, E.; White, Mark D.; Lemiszki, P. J.; McKay, L. D.

    2013-08-24

    Numerical simulations are widely used in feasibility studies for geologic carbon sequestration. Accurate estimates of petrophysical parameters are needed as inputs for these simulations. However, relatively few experimental values are available for CO2-brine systems. Hence, a sensitivity analysis was performed using the STOMP numerical code for supercritical CO2 injected into a model confined deep saline aquifer. The intrinsic permeability, porosity, pore compressibility, and capillary pressure-saturation/relative permeability parameters (residual liquid saturation, residual gas saturation, and van Genuchten alpha and m values) were varied independently. Their influence on CO2 injection rates and costs were determined and the parameters were ranked based on normalized coefficients of variation. The simulations resulted in differences of up to tens of millions of dollars over the life of the project (i.e., the time taken to inject 10.8 million metric tons of CO2). The two most influential parameters were the intrinsic permeability and the van Genuchten m value. Two other parameters, the residual gas saturation and the residual liquid saturation, ranked above the porosity. These results highlight the need for accurate estimates of capillary pressure-saturation/relative permeability parameters for geologic carbon sequestration simulations in addition to measurements of porosity and intrinsic permeability.

  9. Early Site Permit Demonstration Program, plant parameters envelopes: Comparison with ranges of values for four hypothetical sites. Volume 2

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    Not Available

    1992-09-01

    The purpose of this volume is to report the results of the comparison of the ALWR plan parameters envelope with values of site characteristics developed for our hypothetical sites that generally represent conditions encountered within the United States. This effort is not intended to identify or address the suitability of any existing site, site area, or region in the United States. Also included in this volume is Appendix F, SERCH Summaries Regarding Siting.

  10. CONTINUOSLY STIRRED TANK REACTOR PARAMETERS THAT AFFECT SLUDGE BATCH 6 SIMULANT PROPERTIES

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    Newell, J.; Lambert, D.; Stone, M.; Fernandez, A.

    2010-05-28

    The High Level Radioactive Waste (HLW) Sludge in Savannah River Site (SRS) waste tanks was produced over a period of over 60 years by neutralizing the acidic waste produced in the F and H Separations Canyons with sodium hydroxide. The HLW slurries have been stored at free hydroxide concentrations above 1 M to minimize the corrosion of the carbon steel waste tanks. Sodium nitrite is periodically added as a corrosion inhibitor. The resulting waste has been subjected to supernate evaporation to minimize the volume of the stored waste. In addition, some of the waste tanks experienced high temperatures so some of the waste has been at elevated temperatures. Because the waste is radioactive, the waste is transforming through the decay of shorter lived radioactive species and the radiation damage that the decay releases. The goal of the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) simulant development program is to develop a method to produce a sludge simulant that matches both the chemical and physical characteristics of the HLW without the time, temperature profile, chemical or radiation exposure of that of the real waste. Several different approaches have been taken historically toward preparing simulated waste slurries. All of the approaches used in the past dozen years involve some precipitation of the species using similar chemistry to that which formed the radioactive waste solids in the tank farm. All of the approaches add certain chemical species as commercially available insoluble solid compounds. The number of species introduced in this manner, however, has varied widely. All of the simulant preparation approaches make the simulated aqueous phase by adding the appropriate ratios of various sodium salts. The simulant preparation sequence generally starts with an acidic pH and ends up with a caustic pH (typically in the 10-12 range). The current method for making sludge simulant involves the use of a temperature controlled continuously stirred tank reactor (CSTR). Precipitated MnO{sub 2} is combined with metal nitrates and fed into the CSTR. The metals are precipitated by a caustic NaOH stream. The rates at which these streams are added allows for pH adjustment of the mixture. A graphical representation of this process is given in Figure 1. In using the CSTR method for developing simulant, there are various parameters that can be adjusted in order to effectuate a physical change in the resulting simulant: pH, temperature, mixing speed, and flow rate. How will changing these parameters affect the physical properties of the sludge simulant? The ability to determine which parameter affects a particular property could allow one to develop a simulant that would better match the physical characteristics of HLW sludge.

  11. Strategies for automatic online treatment plan reoptimization using clinical treatment planning system: A planning parameters study

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    Li, Taoran; Wu, Qiuwen; Zhang, You; Vergalasova, Irina; Lee, W. Robert; Yin, Fang-Fang; Wu, Q. Jackie

    2013-11-15

    Purpose: Adaptive radiation therapy for prostate cancer using online reoptimization provides an improved control of interfractional anatomy variations. However, the clinical implementation of online reoptimization is currently limited by the low efficiency of current strategies and the difficulties associated with integration into the current treatment planning system. This study investigates the strategies for performing fast (?2 min) automatic online reoptimization with a clinical fluence-map-based treatment planning system; and explores the performance with different input parameters settings: dose-volume histogram (DVH) objective settings, starting stage, and iteration number (in the context of real time planning).Methods: Simulated treatments of 10 patients were reoptimized daily for the first week of treatment (5 fractions) using 12 different combinations of optimization strategies. Options for objective settings included guideline-based RTOG objectives, patient-specific objectives based on anatomy on the planning CT, and daily-CBCT anatomy-based objectives adapted from planning CT objectives. Options for starting stages involved starting reoptimization with and without the original plan's fluence map. Options for iteration numbers were 50 and 100. The adapted plans were then analyzed by statistical modeling, and compared both in terms of dosimetry and delivery efficiency.Results: All online reoptimized plans were finished within ?2 min with excellent coverage and conformity to the daily target. The three input parameters, i.e., DVH objectives, starting stage, and iteration number, contributed to the outcome of optimization nearly independently. Patient-specific objectives generally provided better OAR sparing compared to guideline-based objectives. The benefit in high-dose sparing from incorporating daily anatomy into objective settings was positively correlated with the relative change in OAR volumes from planning CT to daily CBCT. The use of the original plan fluence map as the starting stage reduced OAR dose at the mid-dose region, but increased the monitor units by 17%. Differences of only 2cc or less in OAR V50%/V70Gy/V76Gy were observed between 100 and 50 iterations.Conclusions: It is feasible to perform automatic online reoptimization in ?2 min using a clinical treatment planning system. Selecting optimal sets of input parameters is the key to achieving high quality reoptimized plans, and should be based on the individual patient's daily anatomy, delivery efficiency, and time allowed for plan adaptation.

  12. Einstein–Cartan gravity, Asymptotic Safety, and the running Immirzi parameter

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    Daum, J.-E.; Reuter, M.

    2013-07-15

    In this paper we analyze the functional renormalization group flow of quantum gravity on the Einstein–Cartan theory space. The latter consists of all action functionals depending on the spin connection and the vielbein field (co-frame) which are invariant under both spacetime diffeomorphisms and local frame rotations. In the first part of the paper we develop a general methodology and corresponding calculational tools which can be used to analyze the flow equation for the pertinent effective average action for any truncation of this theory space. In the second part we apply it to a specific three-dimensional truncated theory space which is parametrized by Newton’s constant, the cosmological constant, and the Immirzi parameter. A comprehensive analysis of their scale dependences is performed, and the possibility of defining an asymptotically safe theory on this hitherto unexplored theory space is investigated. In principle Asymptotic Safety of metric gravity (at least at the level of the effective average action) is neither necessary nor sufficient for Asymptotic Safety on the Einstein–Cartan theory space which might accommodate different “universality classes” of microscopic quantum gravity theories. Nevertheless, we do find evidence for the existence of at least one non-Gaussian renormalization group fixed point which seems suitable for the Asymptotic Safety construction in a setting where the spin connection and the vielbein are the fundamental field variables. -- Highlights: •A functional RG equation for a first order formulation of gravity is constructed. •The theory space constituted by tetrad and spin connection variables is explored. •The RG equation is solved in a 3 dimensional truncation of theory space. •The flow of Newton’s constant, the cosmological constant and the Immirzi parameter is analyzed. •Evidence for the nonperturbative renormalizability of the theory is found.

  13. How serious can the stealth bias be in gravitational wave parameter estimation?

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    Salvatore Vitale; Walter Del Pozzo

    2013-11-08

    The upcoming direct detection of gravitational waves will open a window to probing the strong-field regime of general relativity (GR). As a consequence, waveforms that include the presence of deviations from GR have been developed (e.g. in the parametrized post-Einsteinian approach). TIGER, a data analysis pipeline which builds Bayesian evidence to support or question the validity of GR, has been written and tested. In particular, it was shown recently that data from the LIGO and Virgo detectors will allow to detect deviations from GR smaller than can be probed with Solar System tests and pulsar timing measurements or not accessible with conventional tests of GR. However, evidence from several detections is required before a deviation from GR can be confidently claimed. An interesting consequence is that, should GR not be the correct theory of gravity in its strong field regime, using standard GR templates for the matched filter analysis of interferometer data will introduce biases in the gravitational wave measured parameters with potentially disastrous consequences on the astrophysical inferences, such as the coalescence rate or the mass distribution. We consider three heuristic possible deviations from GR and show that the biases introduced by assuming GR's validity manifest in various ways. The mass parameters are usually the most affected, with biases that can be as large as $30$ standard deviations for the symmetric mass ratio, and nearly one percent for the chirp mass, which is usually estimated with sub-percent accuracy. We conclude that statements about the nature of the observed sources, e.g. if both objects are neutron stars, depend critically on the explicit assumption that GR it the right theory of gravity in the strong field regime.

  14. Transmission integral analysis of Mössbauer spectra displaying hyperfine parameter distributions with arbitrary profile

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    Klencsár, Zoltán

    2014-10-27

    Accurate quantitative analysis of Mössbauer spectra displaying thickness effects requires the consideration of the so-called transmission integral when modeling the spectral shape. Whereas this is straightforward when the correct model for the decomposition of the absorber's nuclear resonance absorption cross-section into individual components is a priori known, in the absence of such knowledge and notably in the presence of hyperfine parameter distributions with an unknown profile, the so-called model-independent evaluation methods could be used to fit the spectra. However, the methods available for this purpose were developed for the analysis of spectra for which the thin absorber approximation is valid, and thus they do not take the sample thickness and related effects into account. Consequently, in order to use them for spectra displaying thickness effects, their usage needs to be generalized by combining them with transmission integral fitting. A new algorithm realizing such a generalized version of the Hesse-Rübartsch model-independent evaluation method was developed recently as an integral part of the MossWinn program. In the present work, the working principle of the newly developed algorithm is described in details along with examples illustrating the capabilities of the method for the case of {sup 57}Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy.

  15. Large eddy simulations of surface roughness parameter sensitivity to canopy-structure characteristics

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    Maurer, K. D.; Bohrer, G.; Ivanov, V. Y.

    2014-11-27

    Surface roughness parameters are at the core of every model representation of the coupling and interactions between land-surface and atmosphere, and are used in every model of surface fluxes. However, most models assume these parameters to be a fixed property of plant functional type and do not vary them in response to spatial or temporal changes to canopy structure. In part, this is due to the difficulty of reducing the complexity of canopy structure and its spatiotemporal dynamic and heterogeneity to less than a handful of parameters describing its effects of atmosphere–surface interactions. In this study we use large-eddy simulationsmore »to explore, in silico, the effects of canopy structure characteristics on surface roughness parameters. We performed a virtual experiment to test the sensitivity of resolved surface roughness to four axes of canopy structure: (1) leaf area index, (2) the vertical profile of leaf density, (3) canopy height, and (4) canopy gap fraction. We found roughness parameters to be highly variable, but were able to find positive relationships between displacement height and maximum canopy height, aerodynamic canopy height and maximum canopy height and leaf area index, and eddy-penetration depth and gap fraction. We also found negative relationships between aerodynamic canopy height and gap fraction, and between eddy-penetration depth and maximum canopy height and leaf area index. Using a decade of wind and canopy structure observations in a site in Michigan, we tested the effectiveness of our model-resolved parameters in predicting the frictional velocity over heterogeneous and disturbed canopies. We compared it with three other semi-empirical models and with a decade of meteorological observations. We found that parameterizations with fixed representations of roughness performed relatively well. Nonetheless, some empirical approaches that incorporate seasonal and inter-annual changes to the canopy structure performed even better than models with temporally fixed parameters.« less

  16. A novel scheme for rapid parallel parameter estimation of gravitational waves from compact binary coalescences

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    C. Pankow; P. Brady; E. Ochsner; R. O'Shaughnessy

    2015-02-15

    We introduce a highly-parallelizable architecture for estimating parameters of compact binary coalescence using gravitational-wave data and waveform models. Using a spherical harmonic mode decomposition, the waveform is expressed as a sum over modes that depend on the intrinsic parameters (e.g. masses) with coefficients that depend on the observer dependent extrinsic parameters (e.g. distance, sky position). The data is then prefiltered against those modes, at fixed intrinsic parameters, enabling efficiently evaluation of the likelihood for generic source positions and orientations, independent of waveform length or generation time. We efficiently parallelize our intrinsic space calculation by integrating over all extrinsic parameters using a Monte Carlo integration strategy. Since the waveform generation and prefiltering happens only once, the cost of integration dominates the procedure. Also, we operate hierarchically, using information from existing gravitational-wave searches to identify the regions of parameter space to emphasize in our sampling. As proof of concept and verification of the result, we have implemented this algorithm using standard time-domain waveforms, processing each event in less than one hour on recent computing hardware. For most events we evaluate the marginalized likelihood (evidence) with statistical errors of less than about 5%, and even smaller in many cases. With a bounded runtime independent of the waveform model starting frequency, a nearly-unchanged strategy could estimate NS-NS parameters in the 2018 advanced LIGO era. Our algorithm is usable with any noise curve and existing time-domain model at any mass, including some waveforms which are computationally costly to evolve.

  17. Statistical coverage for supersymmetric parameter estimation: a case study with direct detection of dark matter

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    Akrami, Yashar; Savage, Christopher; Scott, Pat; Conrad, Jan; Edsjö, Joakim E-mail: savage@fysik.su.se E-mail: conrad@fysik.su.se

    2011-07-01

    Models of weak-scale supersymmetry offer viable dark matter (DM) candidates. Their parameter spaces are however rather large and complex, such that pinning down the actual parameter values from experimental data can depend strongly on the employed statistical framework and scanning algorithm. In frequentist parameter estimation, a central requirement for properly constructed confidence intervals is that they cover true parameter values, preferably at exactly the stated confidence level when experiments are repeated infinitely many times. Since most widely-used scanning techniques are optimised for Bayesian statistics, one needs to assess their abilities in providing correct confidence intervals in terms of the statistical coverage. Here we investigate this for the Constrained Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (CMSSM) when only constrained by data from direct searches for dark matter. We construct confidence intervals from one-dimensional profile likelihoods and study the coverage by generating several pseudo-experiments for a few benchmark sets of pseudo-true parameters. We use nested sampling to scan the parameter space and evaluate the coverage for the benchmarks when either flat or logarithmic priors are imposed on gaugino and scalar mass parameters. The sampling algorithm has been used in the configuration usually adopted for exploration of the Bayesian posterior. We observe both under- and over-coverage, which in some cases vary quite dramatically when benchmarks or priors are modified. We show how most of the variation can be explained as the impact of explicit priors as well as sampling effects, where the latter are indirectly imposed by physicality conditions. For comparison, we also evaluate the coverage for Bayesian credible intervals, and observe significant under-coverage in those cases.

  18. Statistical coverage for supersymmetric parameter estimation: a case study with direct detection of dark matter

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    Yashar Akrami; Christopher Savage; Pat Scott; Jan Conrad; Joakim Edsjö

    2011-07-13

    Models of weak-scale supersymmetry offer viable dark matter (DM) candidates. Their parameter spaces are however rather large and complex, such that pinning down the actual parameter values from experimental data can depend strongly on the employed statistical framework and scanning algorithm. In frequentist parameter estimation, a central requirement for properly constructed confidence intervals is that they cover true parameter values, preferably at exactly the stated confidence level when experiments are repeated infinitely many times. Since most widely-used scanning techniques are optimised for Bayesian statistics, one needs to assess their abilities in providing correct confidence intervals in terms of the statistical coverage. Here we investigate this for the Constrained Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (CMSSM) when only constrained by data from direct searches for dark matter. We construct confidence intervals from one-dimensional profile likelihoods and study the coverage by generating several pseudo-experiments for a few benchmark sets of pseudo-true parameters. We use nested sampling to scan the parameter space and evaluate the coverage for the benchmarks when either flat or logarithmic priors are imposed on gaugino and scalar mass parameters. The sampling algorithm has been used in the configuration usually adopted for exploration of the Bayesian posterior. We observe both under- and over-coverage, which in some cases vary quite dramatically when benchmarks or priors are modified. We show how most of the variation can be explained as the impact of explicit priors as well as sampling effects, where the latter are indirectly imposed by physicality conditions. For comparison, we also evaluate the coverage for Bayesian credible intervals, and observe significant under-coverage in those cases.

  19. Accurate atmospheric parameters at moderate resolution using spectral indices: Preliminary application to the marvels survey

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    Ghezzi, Luan; Da Costa, Luiz N.; Maia, Marcio A. G.; Ogando, Ricardo L. C.; Dutra-Ferreira, Letícia; Lorenzo-Oliveira, Diego; Porto de Mello, Gustavo F.; Santiago, Basílio X.; De Lee, Nathan; Lee, Brian L.; Ge, Jian; Wisniewski, John P.; González Hernández, Jonay I.; Stassun, Keivan G.; Cargile, Phillip; Pepper, Joshua; Fleming, Scott W.; Schneider, Donald P.; Mahadevan, Suvrath; Wang, Ji; and others

    2014-12-01

    Studies of Galactic chemical, and dynamical evolution in the solar neighborhood depend on the availability of precise atmospheric parameters (effective temperature T {sub eff}, metallicity [Fe/H], and surface gravity log g) for solar-type stars. Many large-scale spectroscopic surveys operate at low to moderate spectral resolution for efficiency in observing large samples, which makes the stellar characterization difficult due to the high degree of blending of spectral features. Therefore, most surveys employ spectral synthesis, which is a powerful technique, but relies heavily on the completeness and accuracy of atomic line databases and can yield possibly correlated atmospheric parameters. In this work, we use an alternative method based on spectral indices to determine the atmospheric parameters of a sample of nearby FGK dwarfs and subgiants observed by the MARVELS survey at moderate resolving power (R ? 12,000). To avoid a time-consuming manual analysis, we have developed three codes to automatically normalize the observed spectra, measure the equivalent widths of the indices, and, through a comparison of those with values calculated with predetermined calibrations, estimate the atmospheric parameters of the stars. The calibrations were derived using a sample of 309 stars with precise stellar parameters obtained from the analysis of high-resolution FEROS spectra, permitting the low-resolution equivalent widths to be directly related to the stellar parameters. A validation test of the method was conducted with a sample of 30 MARVELS targets that also have reliable atmospheric parameters derived from the high-resolution spectra and spectroscopic analysis based on the excitation and ionization equilibria method. Our approach was able to recover the parameters within 80 K for T {sub eff}, 0.05 dex for [Fe/H], and 0.15 dex for log g, values that are lower than or equal to the typical external uncertainties found between different high-resolution analyses. An additional test was performed with a subsample of 138 stars from the ELODIE stellar library, and the literature atmospheric parameters were recovered within 125 K for T {sub eff}, 0.10 dex for [Fe/H], and 0.29 dex for log g. These precisions are consistent with or better than those provided by the pipelines of surveys operating with similar resolutions. These results show that the spectral indices are a competitive tool to characterize stars with intermediate resolution spectra.

  20. Lumped and Distributed Parameter SPICE Models of TE Devices Considering Temperature Dependent Material Properties

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    D. Mitrani; J. Salazar; A. Turo; M. J. García; J. A. Chávez

    2008-01-07

    Based on simplified one-dimensional steady-state analysis of thermoelectric phenomena and on analogies between thermal and electrical domains, we propose both lumped and distributed parameter electrical models for thermoelectric devices. For lumped parameter models, constant values for material properties are extracted from polynomial fit curves evaluated at different module temperatures (hot side, cold side, average, and mean module temperature). For the case of distributed parameter models, material properties are calculated according to the mean temperature at each segment of a sectioned device. A couple of important advantages of the presented models are that temperature dependence of material properties is considered and that they can be easily simulated using an electronic simulation tool such as SPICE. Comparisons are made between SPICE simulations for a single-pellet module using the proposed models and with numerical simulations carried out with Mathematica software. Results illustrate accuracy of the distributed parameter models and show how inappropriate is to assume, in some cases, constant material parameters for an entire thermoelectric element.

  1. Improved Cosmological Parameter Constraints from CMB and H(z) Data

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    Daniel G. Figueroa; Licia Verde; Raul Jimenez

    2008-10-27

    We discuss the cosmological degeneracy between the Hubble parameter H(z), the age of the universe and cosmological parameters describing simple variations from the minimal LCDM model. We show that independent determinations of the Hubble parameter H(z) such as those recently provided by Simon et al., Phys. Rev. D 71 (2005) 123001, combined with Cosmic Microwave Background data, can provide stringent constraints on possible deviations from the LCDM model. In particular we find that this data combination constrains at the 68% (95%) confidence level the following parameters: sum of the neutrino masses < 0.5 (1.0) eV, number of relativistic neutrino species N_rel = 4.1^{+0.4}_{-0.9} (^{+1.1}_{-1.5}), dark energy equation of state parameter w = -0.95 +- 0.17 (+- 0.32), and curvature \\Omega_k = 0.002 +- 0.006 (+- 0.014), in excellent agreement with dataset combinations involving Cosmic Microwave Background, Supernovae and Baryon Acoustic Oscillations. This offers a valuable consistency check for systematic errors.

  2. Low virial parameters in molecular clouds: Implications for high-mass star formation and magnetic fields

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    Kauffmann, Jens; Pillai, Thushara [Astronomy Department, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Goldsmith, Paul F., E-mail: jens.kauffmann@astro.caltech.edu, E-mail: tpillai@astro.caltech.edu [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)

    2013-12-20

    Whether or not molecular clouds and embedded cloud fragments are stable against collapse is of utmost importance for the study of the star formation process. Only 'supercritical' cloud fragments are able to collapse and form stars. The virial parameter ? = M {sub vir}/M, which compares the virial mass to the actual mass, provides one way to gauge stability against collapse. Supercritical cloud fragments are characterized by ? ? 2, as indicated by a comprehensive stability analysis considering perturbations in pressure and density gradients. Past research has suggested that virial parameters ? ? 2 prevail in clouds. This would suggest that collapse toward star formation is a gradual and relatively slow process and that magnetic fields are not needed to explain the observed cloud structure. Here, we review a range of very recent observational studies that derive virial parameters <<2 and compile a catalog of 1325 virial parameter estimates. Low values of ? are in particular observed for regions of high-mass star formation (HMSF). These observations may argue for a more rapid and violent evolution during collapse. This would enable 'competitive accretion' in HMSF, constrain some models of 'monolithic collapse', and might explain the absence of high-mass starless cores. Alternatively, the data could point at the presence of significant magnetic fields ?1 mG at high gas densities. We examine to what extent the derived observational properties might be biased by observational or theoretical uncertainties. For a wide range of reasonable parameters, our conclusions appear to be robust with respect to such biases.

  3. Parameter estimation from flowing fluid temperature logging data in unsaturated fractured rock using multiphase inverse modeling

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    Mukhopadhyay, S.; Tsang, Y.; Finsterle, S.

    2009-01-15

    A simple conceptual model has been recently developed for analyzing pressure and temperature data from flowing fluid temperature logging (FFTL) in unsaturated fractured rock. Using this conceptual model, we developed an analytical solution for FFTL pressure response, and a semianalytical solution for FFTL temperature response. We also proposed a method for estimating fracture permeability from FFTL temperature data. The conceptual model was based on some simplifying assumptions, particularly that a single-phase airflow model was used. In this paper, we develop a more comprehensive numerical model of multiphase flow and heat transfer associated with FFTL. Using this numerical model, we perform a number of forward simulations to determine the parameters that have the strongest influence on the pressure and temperature response from FFTL. We then use the iTOUGH2 optimization code to estimate these most sensitive parameters through inverse modeling and to quantify the uncertainties associated with these estimated parameters. We conclude that FFTL can be utilized to determine permeability, porosity, and thermal conductivity of the fracture rock. Two other parameters, which are not properties of the fractured rock, have strong influence on FFTL response. These are pressure and temperature in the borehole that were at equilibrium with the fractured rock formation at the beginning of FFTL. We illustrate how these parameters can also be estimated from FFTL data.

  4. Development and application of a procedure to estimate overall building and ventilation parameters from monitored commercial building energy use 

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    Deng, Song Jiu

    1997-01-01

    This thesis proposes and validates a simplified model appropriate for parameter identification and evaluates several different inverse parameter identification schemes suitable for use when heating and cooling data from a commercial building...

  5. Neural Network Based Modeling of a Large Steam Turbine-Generator Rotor Body Parameters from On-Line Disturbance Data

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    Neural Network Based Modeling of a Large Steam Turbine-Generator Rotor Body Parameters from On technique to estimate and model rotor- body parameters of a large steam turbine-generator from real time

  6. Effect of Temporal Acquisition Parameters on the Image Quality of Ultrasound Axial Strain Time-constant Elastograms 

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    Varghese, Joshua

    2011-08-02

    constant (TC) have been developed. The axial strain TC is a parameter that is related to the viscoelastic and poroelastic behavior of tissues. Estimation of this parameter can be done using curve fitting methods. However, the effect of temporal...

  7. Application of the Ensemble Kalman Filter to Estimate Fracture Parameters in Unconventional Horizontal Wells by Downhole Temperature Measurements 

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    Gonzales, Sergio Eduardo

    2013-07-23

    performance in hydraulic fractured wells in real time by the aid of fiber optic. However, no applications have yet been attempted to describe or estimate the fracture parameters using distributed temperature sensing as the observation parameter. The Ensemble...

  8. Estimating reservoir parameters from seismic and electromagnetic data using stochastic rock-physics models and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods

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    Chen, Jinsong

    ) presented a method for quantitative estimation of reservoir parameters (porosity, water saturationEstimating reservoir parameters from seismic and electromagnetic data using stochastic rock Berkeley National Laboratory Summary A Bayesian model is developed to estimate porosity, fluid saturation

  9. Joint stochastic inversion of geophysical data for reservoir parameter estimation Jinsong Chen* and G. Michael Hoversten, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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    Chen, Jinsong

    Joint stochastic inversion of geophysical data for reservoir parameter estimation Jinsong Chen to estimate porosity ( ) and water saturation (Sw) using multiple sources of information, including borehole the stochastic framework, both reservoir parameters and geophysical attributes at unsampled locations

  10. Study of Some Cosmological Parameters for Interacting New Holographic Dark Energy Model in f(T) Gravity

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    Ranjit, Chayan

    2015-01-01

    The present work is based on the idea of an interacting framework of new holographic dark energy with cold dark matter in the background of $f(T)$ gravity. Here, we have considered the flat modified Friedmann universe for $f(T)$ gravity which is filled with new Holographic dark energy and dark matter. We have derived some cosmological parameters like Deceleration parameter, EoS parameter, State-finder parameters, Cosmographic parameters, {\\it Om} parameter and graphically investigated the nature of these parameters for the above mentioned interacting scenario. The results are found to be consistent with the accelerating universe. Also we have graphically investigated the trajectories in $\\omega $--$ \\omega'$ plane for different values of the interacting parameter and explored the freezing region and thawing region in $\\omega $--$ \\omega'$ plane. Finally, we have analyzed the stability of this model.

  11. A study on Modeling of Dependency between Configuration Parameters and Overall Energy Consumption in Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)

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    Kamyabpour, Najmeh

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we study a new approach to model the overall Energy Consumption (EC) in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). First, we extract parameters involving in the EC of WSNs. The dependency between configuration parameters and the average residual energy of a specific application is then investigated. Our approach has three key steps: profiling, parameter reduction, and modeling. In profiling, a sensor network simulator is re-run 800 times with different values of the configuration parameters in order to profile the average residual energy in nodes. In the parameter reduction, three statistical analyses (p-value, linear and non-linear correlation) are applied to the outcome of profiled experiments in order to separate the effective parameters on WSN residual energy. Finally, linear regression is used to model the relation between the chosen effective parameters and the residual energy. The evaluation based on running the simulator for another 200 times with different values of the effective parameters shows...

  12. A Sensitivity Study of Radiative Fluxes at the Top of Atmosphere to Cloud-Microphysics and Aerosol Parameters in the Community Atmosphere Model CAM5

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    Zhao, Chun; Liu, Xiaohong; Qian, Yun; Yoon, Jin-Ho; Hou, Zhangshuan; Lin, Guang; McFarlane, Sally A.; Wang, Hailong; Yang, Ben; Ma, Po-Lun; Yan, Huiping; Bao, Jie

    2013-11-08

    In this study, we investigated the sensitivity of net radiative fluxes (FNET) at the top of atmosphere (TOA) to 16 selected uncertain parameters mainly related to the cloud microphysics and aerosol schemes in the Community Atmosphere Model version 5 (CAM5). We adopted a quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) sampling approach to effectively explore the high dimensional parameter space. The output response variables (e.g., FNET) were simulated using CAM5 for each parameter set, and then evaluated using generalized linear model analysis. In response to the perturbations of these 16 parameters, the CAM5-simulated global annual mean FNET ranges from -9.8 to 3.5 W m-2 compared to the CAM5-simulated FNET of 1.9 W m-2 with the default parameter values. Variance-based sensitivity analysis was conducted to show the relative contributions of individual parameter perturbation to the global FNET variance. The results indicate that the changes in the global mean FNET are dominated by those of cloud forcing (CF) within the parameter ranges being investigated. The size threshold parameter related to auto-conversion of cloud ice to snow is confirmed as one of the most influential parameters for FNET in the CAM5 simulation. The strong heterogeneous geographic distribution of FNET variation shows parameters have a clear localized effect over regions where they are acting. However, some parameters also have non-local impacts on FNET variance. Although external factors, such as perturbations of anthropogenic and natural emissions, largely affect FNET variations at the regional scale, their impact is weaker than that of model internal parameters in terms of simulating global mean FNET in this study. The interactions among the 16 selected parameters contribute a relatively small portion of the total FNET variations over most regions of the globe. This study helps us better understand the CAM5 model behavior associated with parameter uncertainties, which will aid the next step of reducing model uncertainty via calibration of uncertain model parameters with the largest sensitivity.

  13. Accounting for baryonic effects in cosmic shear tomography: Determining a minimal set of nuisance parameters using PCA

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    Eifler, Tim; Krause, Elisabeth; Dodelson, Scott; Zentner, Andrew; Hearin, Andrew; Gnedin, Nickolay

    2014-05-28

    Systematic uncertainties that have been subdominant in past large-scale structure (LSS) surveys are likely to exceed statistical uncertainties of current and future LSS data sets, potentially limiting the extraction of cosmological information. Here we present a general framework (PCA marginalization) to consistently incorporate systematic effects into a likelihood analysis. This technique naturally accounts for degeneracies between nuisance parameters and can substantially reduce the dimension of the parameter space that needs to be sampled. As a practical application, we apply PCA marginalization to account for baryonic physics as an uncertainty in cosmic shear tomography. Specifically, we use CosmoLike to run simulated likelihood analyses on three independent sets of numerical simulations, each covering a wide range of baryonic scenarios differing in cooling, star formation, and feedback mechanisms. We simulate a Stage III (Dark Energy Survey) and Stage IV (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope/Euclid) survey and find a substantial bias in cosmological constraints if baryonic physics is not accounted for. We then show that PCA marginalization (employing at most 3 to 4 nuisance parameters) removes this bias. Our study demonstrates that it is possible to obtain robust, precise constraints on the dark energy equation of state even in the presence of large levels of systematic uncertainty in astrophysical processes. We conclude that the PCA marginalization technique is a powerful, general tool for addressing many of the challenges facing the precision cosmology program.

  14. A parameter study to optimizing scintillator characteristics for increased sensitivity in nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security based applications

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    Shy, Daniel

    2014-08-01

    A parameter study to optimizing scintillator characteristics for increased sensitivity in nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security based applications

  15. Evolution of Plasma Parameters in the Termination Phase of High Confinement H-modes at JET and Implications for ITER

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    Evolution of Plasma Parameters in the Termination Phase of High Confinement H-modes at JET and Implications for ITER

  16. Estimating parameters of binary black holes from gravitational-wave observations of their inspiral, merger and ringdown

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    Archisman Ghosh; Walter Del Pozzo; Parameswaran Ajith

    2015-05-21

    We characterize the expected statistical errors with which the parameters of black-hole binaries can be measured from gravitational-wave (GW) observations of their inspiral, merger and ringdown by a network of second-generation ground-based GW observatories. We simulate a population of black-hole binaries with uniform distribution of component masses in the interval $(3,80)~M_\\odot$, distributed uniformly in comoving volume, with isotropic orientations. From signals producing signal-to-noise ratio $\\geq 5$ in at least two detectors, we estimate the posterior distributions of the binary parameters using the Bayesian parameter estimation code LALInference. The GW signals will be redshifted due to the cosmological expansion and we measure only the "redshifted" masses. By assuming a cosmology, it is possible to estimate the gravitational masses by inferring the redshift from the measured posterior of the luminosity distance. We find that the measurement of the gravitational masses will be in general dominated by the error in measuring the luminosity distance. In spite of this, the component masses of more than $50\\%$ of the population can be measured with accuracy better than $\\sim 25\\%$ using the Advanced LIGO-Virgo network. Additionally, the mass of the final black hole can be measured with median accuracy $\\sim 18\\%$. Spin of the final black hole can be measured with median accuracy $\\sim 5\\% ~(17\\%)$ for binaries with non-spinning (aligned-spin) black holes. Additional detectors in Japan and India significantly improve the accuracy of sky localization, and moderately improve the estimation of luminosity distance, and hence, that of all mass parameters. We discuss the implication of these results on the observational evidence of intermediate-mass black holes and the estimation of cosmological parameters using GW observations.

  17. Robust parameter estimation for compact binaries with ground-based gravitational-wave observations using the LALInference software library

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    John Veitch; Vivien Raymond; Benjamin Farr; Will M. Farr; Philip Graff; Salvatore Vitale; Ben Aylott; Kent Blackburn; Nelson Christensen; Michael Coughlin; Walter Del Pozzo; Farhan Feroz; Jonathan Gair; Carl-Johan Haster; Vicky Kalogera; Tyson Littenberg; Ilya Mandel; Richard O'Shaughnessy; Matthew Pitkin; Carl Rodriguez; Christian Röver; Trevor Sidery; Rory Smith; Marc Van Der Sluys; Alberto Vecchio; Will Vousden; Leslie Wade

    2015-02-16

    The Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo gravitational wave (GW) detectors will begin operation in the coming years, with compact binary coalescence events a likely source for the first detections. The gravitational waveforms emitted directly encode information about the sources, including the masses and spins of the compact objects. Recovering the physical parameters of the sources from the GW observations is a key analysis task. This work describes the LALInference software library for Bayesian parameter estimation of compact binary signals, which builds on several previous methods to provide a well-tested toolkit which has already been used for several studies. We show that our implementation is able to correctly recover the parameters of compact binary signals from simulated data from the advanced GW detectors. We demonstrate this with a detailed comparison on three compact binary systems: a binary neutron star, a neutron star black hole binary and a binary black hole, where we show a cross-comparison of results obtained using three independent sampling algorithms. These systems were analysed with non-spinning, aligned spin and generic spin configurations respectively, showing that consistent results can be obtained even with the full 15-dimensional parameter space of the generic spin configurations. We also demonstrate statistically that the Bayesian credible intervals we recover correspond to frequentist confidence intervals under correct prior assumptions by analysing a set of 100 signals drawn from the prior. We discuss the computational cost of these algorithms, and describe the general and problem-specific sampling techniques we have used to improve the efficiency of sampling the compact binary coalescence parameter space.

  18. Parameter estimation for compact binary coalescence signals with the first generation gravitational-wave detector network

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    2013-01-01

    Compact binary systems with neutron stars or black holes are one of the most promising sources for ground-based gravitational wave detectors. Gravitational radiation encodes rich information about source physics; thus parameter estimation and model selection are crucial analysis steps for any detection candidate events. Detailed models of the anticipated waveforms enable inference on several parameters, such as component masses, spins, sky location and distance that are essential for new astrophysical studies of these sources. However, accurate measurements of these parameters and discrimination of models describing the underlying physics are complicated by artifacts in the data, uncertainties in the waveform models and in the calibration of the detectors. Here we report such measurements on a selection of simulated signals added either in hardware or software to the data collected by the two LIGO instruments and the Virgo detector during their most recent joint science run, including a "blind injection" wher...

  19. Some practical limits on achievable precision of determination of nuclear-physics parameters

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    A. M. Sukhovoj; V. A. Khitrov

    2011-05-24

    The status of experiments on determination of level density and partial widths of the nuclear reaction products emission in diapason of nucleon binding energy is presented. There are analyzed the sources and magnitude of probable systematical uncertainties of their determination. The maximally achievable precision of these parameters is estimated, as well. There is considered ability of new method for determination of distribution parameters of neutron resonances reduced widths in order to distinguish their groups with the same structure of wave functions. It was obtained in both cases that the insufficient value of maximally achievable precision of the parameters of the experimental data analysis does not allow one to obtain reliable and detailed information on the studied nuclear properties -- its entropy, strength functions of nuclear products emission and dominant level structure above 0.5Bn.

  20. Quantum-classical transition and quantum activation of ratchet currents in the parameter space

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    M. W. Beims; M. Schlesinger; C. Manchein; A. Celestino; A. Pernice; W. T. Strunz

    2015-05-14

    The quantum ratchet current is studied in the parameter space of the dissipative kicked rotor model coupled to a zero temperature quantum environment. We show that vacuum fluctuations blur the generic isoperiodic stable structures found in the classical case. Such structures tend to survive when a measure of statistical dependence between the quantum and classical currents are displayed in the parameter space. In addition, we show that quantum fluctuations can be used to overcome transport barriers in the phase space. Related quantum ratchet current activation regions are spotted in the parameter space. Results are discussed {based on quantum, semiclassical and classical calculations. While the semiclassical dynamics involves vacuum fluctuations, the classical map is driven by thermal noise.

  1. Bicriteria Optimization of Technological Parameters in Algorithm for Designing Magnetic Composites

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    Krzysztof Sokalski; Barbara ?lusarek; Bartosz Jankowski; Marek Przybylski

    2015-07-27

    Novel algorithm for designing values of technological parameters for production of Soft Magnetic Composites (SMC) has been created. These parameters are the following magnitudes: hardening temperature $T$ and compaction pressure $p$. They enable us to optimize of power losses and induction. The advantage of the presented algorithm consists in the bicriteria optimization. The crucial role in the presented algorithm play scaling and notion of pseudo-state equation. On the base of these items the mathematical models of the power losses and induction have been created. The models parameters have been calculated on the basis of the power losses characteristics and hysteresis loops. The created optimization system has been applied to specimens of Somaloy 500. Obtained output consists of finite set of feasible solutions. In order to select unique solution an example of additional criterion has been formulated.

  2. Jet pumps for thermoacoustic applications: design guidelines based on a numerical parameter study

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    Oosterhuis, Joris P; Wilcox, Douglas; van der Meer, Theo H

    2015-01-01

    The oscillatory flow through tapered cylindrical tube sections (jet pumps) is characterized by a numerical parameter study. The shape of a jet pump results in asymmetric hydrodynamic end effects which cause a time-averaged pressure drop to occur under oscillatory flow conditions. Hence, jet pumps are used as streaming suppressors in closed-loop thermoacoustic devices. A two-dimensional axisymmetric computational fluid dynamics model is used to calculate the performance of a large number of conical jet pump geometries in terms of time-averaged pressure drop and acoustic power dissipation. The investigated geometrical parameters include the jet pump length, taper angle, waist diameter and waist curvature. In correspondence with previous work, four flow regimes are observed which characterize the jet pump performance and dimensionless parameters are introduced to scale the performance of the various jet pump geometries. The simulation results are compared to an existing quasi-steady theory and it is shown that t...

  3. Effect of Random Parameter Switching on Commensurate Fractional Order Chaotic Systems

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    Saptarshi Das; Indranil Pan; Shantanu Das

    2015-07-21

    The paper explores the effect of random parameter switching in a fractional order (FO) unified chaotic system which captures the dynamics of three popular classes of chaotic systems i.e. Lorenz, Lu and Chen's attractors. The appearance of chaos and hyper-chaos in such systems which continuously switches from one family to the other has been investigated here for a commensurate fractional order system scenario. Our simulation study shows that noise like random variation in the unified chaotic system key parameter along with gradual decrease in the commensurate FO of the model is capable of suppressing the chaotic fluctuations much earlier than the fixed parameter one. Such a noise-like random switching mechanism could be useful for stabilization and control of chaotic oscillation in many real-world applications.

  4. The Kozai-Lidov Mechanism in Hydrodynamical Disks - II. Effects of binary and disk parameters

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    Fu, Wen; Martin, Rebecca G

    2015-01-01

    Martin et al. (2014b) showed that a substantially misaligned accretion disk around one component of a binary system can undergo global damped Kozai-Lidov oscillations. During these oscillations, the inclination and eccentricity of the disk are periodically exchanged. However, the robustness of this mechanism and its dependence on the system parameters were unexplored. In this paper, we use three-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations to analyze how various binary and disk parameters affect the Kozai-Lidov mechanism in hydrodynamical disks. The simulations include the effect of gas pressure and viscosity, but ignore the effects of disk self-gravity. We describe results for different numerical resolutions, binary mass ratios and orbital eccentricities, initial disk sizes, initial disk surface density profiles, disk sound speeds, and disk viscosities. We show that the Kozai-Lidov mechanism can operate for a wide range of binary-disk parameters. We discuss the applications of our results to astrophysical disks in...

  5. Superpotentials, quantum parameter space and phase transitions in N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories

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    Gabriel Álvarez; Luis Martínez Alonso; Elena Medina

    2013-04-08

    We study the superpotentials, quantum parameter space and phase transitions that arise in the study of large N dualities between $\\mathcal{N}=1$ SUSY U(N) gauge theories and string models on local Calabi-Yau manifolds. The main tool of our analysis is a notion of spectral curve characterized by a set of complex partial 't Hooft parameters and cuts given by projections on the spectral curve of minimal supersymmetric cycles of the underlying Calabi-Yau manifold. In particular we show how prepotentials and superpotentials can be associated to spectral curves without relying on any holomorphic matrix model. As an application, we use a combination of analytical and numerical methods to study the cubic model, determine the analytic condition satisfied by critical one-cut spectral curves, and characterize the transition curves between the one-cut and two-cut phases both in the space of spectral curves and in the quantum parameter space.

  6. Effect of asymmetry parameter on the dynamical states of nonlocally coupled nonlinear oscillators

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    R. Gopal; V. K. Chandrasekar; D. V. Senthilkumar; A. Venkatesan; M. Lakshmanan

    2015-06-17

    We show that coexisting domains of coherent and incoherent oscillations can be induced in an ensemble of any identical nonlinear dynamical systems using the nonlocal rotational matrix coupling with an asymmetry parameter. Further, chimera is shown to emerge in a wide range of the asymmetry parameter in contrast to near $\\frac{\\pi}{2}$ values of it employed in the earlier works. We have also corroborated our results using the strength of incoherence in the frequency domain ($S_{\\omega}$) and in the amplitude domain ($S$) thereby distinguishing the frequency and amplitude chimeras. The robust nature of the asymmetry parameter in inducing chimeras in any generic dynamical system is established using ensembles of identical R\\"ossler oscillators, Lorenz systems, and Hindmarsh-Rose (HR) neurons in their chaotic regimes.

  7. Stochastic optimization methods for extracting cosmological parameters from CMBR power spectra

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    Steen Hannestad

    1999-11-17

    The reconstruction of the CMBR power spectrum from a map represents a major computational challenge to which much effort has been applied. However, once the power spectrum has been recovered there still remains the problem of extracting cosmological parameters from it. Doing this involves optimizing a complicated function in a many dimensional parameter space. Therefore efficient algorithms are necessary in order to make this feasible. We have tested several different types of algorithms and found that the technique known as simulated annealing is very effective for this purpose. It is shown that simulated annealing is able to extract the correct cosmological parameters from a set of simulated power spectra, but even with such fast optimization algorithms, a substantial computational effort is needed.

  8. Precision Measurements of Little Higgs Parameters at the International Linear Collider

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    Eri Asakawa; Masaki Asano; Keisuke Fujii; Tomonori Kusano; Shigeki Matsumoto; Rei Sasaki; Yosuke Takubo; Hitoshi Yamamoto

    2009-03-25

    We investigate a possibility of precision measurements for parameters of the Littlest Higgs model with T-parity at the International Linear Collider (ILC). The model predicts new gauge bosons (AH, ZH, and WH), among which the heavy photon (AH) is a candidate for dark matter. The masses of these new gauge bosons strongly depend on the vacuum expectation value that breaks a global symmetry of the model. Through Monte Carlo simulations of the processes: e+ e- ->AH ZH and e+ e- -> WH+ WH-, we show how precisely the masses can be determined at the ILC for a representative parameter point of the model. We also discuss the determination of the Little Higgs parameters and its impact on the future measurement of the thermal abundance of the dark matter relics in our universe.

  9. Four free parameter empirical parametrization of glow discharge Langmuir probe data

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    Azooz, A. A. [Department of Physics, College of Science, Mosul University, Mosul-Iraq (Iraq)

    2008-10-15

    For the purpose of developing a simple empirical model capable of producing the electron energy distribution function (EEDF) from Langmuir probe I-V characteristics, a four parameter empirical equation that fits most Langmuir probe experimental data is suggested. The four free fitting parameters are related to the main plasma properties. These properties include the ion and electron saturation currents and the plasma electron temperature. This equation can be readily differentiated twice to give the EEDF according to the Druyvesteyn formula. Furthermore, a MATLAB platform based computer code based on this model yielding results for the plasma potential and all plasma parameters mentioned above is presented. The information given below can be used to write other computer codes for the same purpose in any other programming language.

  10. The effects of user mobility on usage parameter control (UPC) in wireless ATM systems

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    Sholander, P.; Martinez, L.; Tolendino, L. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Mah, B.A. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

    1997-07-01

    Wireless Asynchronous Transfer Mode (WATM) networks pose new traffic management problems. One example is the effect of user mobility on Usage Parameter Control (UPC). If the UPC algorithm resets after each handoff between wireless-cells, then users can cheat on their traffic contract. This paper derives explicit relationships between a user`s traffic parameters (Peak Cell Rate, Sustained Cell Rate and Maximum Burst Size), their transit time per wireless-cell, their maximum sustained cheating-rate and the Generic Cell Rate Algorithm`s (GCRA`s) Limit (L) parameter. It also shows that the GCRA can still effectively police Constant Bit Rate (CBR) traffic, but not some types of realistic Variable Bit Rate (VBR) traffic.

  11. The Kozai-Lidov mechanism in hydrodynamical disks. II. Effects of binary and disk parameters

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    Fu, Wen; Lubow, Stephen H.; Martin, Rebecca G.

    2015-07-01

    Martin et al. (2014b) showed that a substantially misaligned accretion disk around one component of a binary system can undergo global damped Kozai–Lidov (KL) oscillations. During these oscillations, the inclination and eccentricity of the disk are periodically exchanged. However, the robustness of this mechanism and its dependence on the system parameters were unexplored. In this paper, we use three-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations to analyze how various binary and disk parameters affect the KL mechanism in hydrodynamical disks. The simulations include the effect of gas pressure and viscosity, but ignore the effects of disk self-gravity. We describe results for different numerical resolutions,more »binary mass ratios and orbital eccentricities, initial disk sizes, initial disk surface density profiles, disk sound speeds, and disk viscosities. We show that the KL mechanism can operate for a wide range of binary-disk parameters. We discuss the applications of our results to astrophysical disks in various accreting systems.« less

  12. Modified Brans-Dicke theory with space-time anisotropic parameters

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    Moon, Taeyoon [Center for Quantum Space-time, Sogang University, Seoul, 121-742 (Korea, Republic of); Oh, Phillial, E-mail: tymoon@inje.ac.kr, E-mail: ploh@skku.edu [Department of Physics and Institute of Basic Science, Sungkyunkwan University Suwon, 440-746 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-03-01

    We consider the ADM formalism of the Brans-Dicke theory and propose a space-time anisotropic extension of the theory by introducing five free parameters. We find that the resulting theory reveals many interesting aspects which are not present in the original BD theory. We first discuss the ghost instability and strong coupling problems which are present in the gravity theory without the full diffeomorphism symmetry and show that they can be avoided in a region of the parameter space. We also perform the post-Newtonian approximation and show that the constraint of the Brans-Dicke parameter ?{sub BD} being large to be consistent with the solar system observations could be evaded in the extended theory. We also discuss that accelerating Universe can be achieved without the need of the potential for the Brans-Dicke scalar.

  13. Fourier Analysis of Gapped Time Series: Improved Estimates of Solar and Stellar Oscillation Parameters

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    Thorsten Stahn; Laurent Gizon

    2008-03-14

    Quantitative helio- and asteroseismology require very precise measurements of the frequencies, amplitudes, and lifetimes of the global modes of stellar oscillation. It is common knowledge that the precision of these measurements depends on the total length (T), quality, and completeness of the observations. Except in a few simple cases, the effect of gaps in the data on measurement precision is poorly understood, in particular in Fourier space where the convolution of the observable with the observation window introduces correlations between different frequencies. Here we describe and implement a rather general method to retrieve maximum likelihood estimates of the oscillation parameters, taking into account the proper statistics of the observations. Our fitting method applies in complex Fourier space and exploits the phase information. We consider both solar-like stochastic oscillations and long-lived harmonic oscillations, plus random noise. Using numerical simulations, we demonstrate the existence of cases for which our improved fitting method is less biased and has a greater precision than when the frequency correlations are ignored. This is especially true of low signal-to-noise solar-like oscillations. For example, we discuss a case where the precision on the mode frequency estimate is increased by a factor of five, for a duty cycle of 15%. In the case of long-lived sinusoidal oscillations, a proper treatment of the frequency correlations does not provide any significant improvement; nevertheless we confirm that the mode frequency can be measured from gapped data at a much better precision than the 1/T Rayleigh resolution.

  14. Validity of the Effective Fisher matrix for parameter estimation analysis: Comparing to the analytic Fisher matrix

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    Hee-Suk Cho; Chang-Hwan Lee

    2013-10-11

    The effective Fisher matrix method recently introduced by Cho et al. is a semi-analytic approach to the Fisher matrix, in which a local overlap surface is fitted by using a quadratic fitting function. Mathematically, the effective Fisher matrix should be consistent with the analytic one at the infinitesimal fitting scale. In this work, using the frequency-domain waveform (TaylorF2), we give brief comparison results between the effective and analytic Fisher matrices for several non-spinning binaries consisting of binary neutron stars with masses of (1.4, 1.4)M_sun, black hole-neutron star of (1.4, 10)M_sun, and binary black holes of (5, 5) and (10, 10)M_sun for a fixed signal to noise ratio (SNR=20) and show a good consistency between two methods. We also give a comparison result for an aligned-spin black hole-neutron star binary with a black hole spin of \\chi=1, where we define new mass parameters (Mc, \\eta^-1, \\chi^7/2) to find good fitting functions to the overlap surface. The effective Fisher matrix can also be computed by using the time-domain waveforms which are generally more accurate than frequency-domain waveform. We show comparison results between the frequency-domain and time-domain waveforms (TaylorT4) for both the non-spinning aligned-spin binaries.

  15. A generic method to constrain the dark matter model parameters from Fermi observations of dwarf spheroids

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    Tsai, Yue-Lin Sming [National Center for Nuclear Research, Hoza 69, 00-681 Warsaw (Poland); Yuan, Qiang [Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, P.R.China (China); Huang, Xiaoyuan, E-mail: Sming.Tsai@fuw.edu.pl, E-mail: yuanq@ihep.ac.cn, E-mail: x_huang@bao.ac.cn [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012, P.R.China (China)

    2013-03-01

    Observation of ?-rays from dwarf galaxies is an effective way to search for particle dark matter. Using 4-year data of Fermi-LAT observations on a series of Milky Way satellites, we develop a general way to search for the signals from dark matter annihilation in such objects. Instead of giving prior information about the energy spectrum of dark matter annihilation, we bin the Fermi-LAT data into several energy bins and build a likelihood map in the ''energy bin - flux'' plane. The final likelihood of any spectrum can be easily derived through combining the likelihood of all the energy bins. It gives consistent result with that directly calculated using the Fermi Scientific Tool. This method is very efficient for the study of any specific dark matter models with ?-rays. We use the new likelihood map with Fermi-LAT 4 year data to fit the parameter space in three representative dark matter models: i) toy dark matter model, ii) effective dark matter operators, and iii) supersymmetric neutralino dark matter.

  16. Review and analysis of parameters for assessing transport of environmentally released radionuclides through agriculture

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    Baes, C.F. III; Sharp, R.D.; Sjoreen, A.L.; Shor, R.W.

    1984-09-01

    Most of the default parameters incorporated into the TERRA computer code are documented including a literature review and systematic analysis of element-specific transfer parameters B/sub v/, B/sub r/, F/sub m/, F/sub f/, and K/sub d/. This review and analysis suggests default values which are consistent with the modeling approaches taken in TERRA and may be acceptable for most assessment applications of the computer code. However, particular applications of the code and additional analysis of elemental transport may require alternative default values. Use of the values reported herein in other computer codes simulating terrestrial transport is not advised without careful interpretation of the limitations and scope these analyses. An approach to determination of vegetation-specific interception fractions is also discussed. The limitations of this approach are many, and its use indicates the need for analysis of deposition, interception, and weathering processes. Judgement must be exercised in interpretation of plant surface concentrations generated. Finally, the location-specific agricultural, climatological, and population parameters in the default SITE data base documented. These parameters are intended as alternatives to average values currently used. Indeed, areas in the United States where intensive crop, milk, or beef production occurs will be reflected in the parameter values as will areas where little agricultural activity occurs. However, the original information sources contained some small error and the interpolation and conversion methods used will add more. Parameters used in TERRA not discussed herein are discussed in the companion report to this one - ORNL-5785. In the companion report the models employed in and the coding of TERRA are discussed. These reports together provide documentation of the TERRA code and its use in assessments. 96 references, 78 figures, 21 tables.

  17. Power spectrum of large-scale magnetic fields from Gravitoelectromagnetic inflation with a decaying cosmological parameter

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    Federico Agustin Membiela; Mauricio Bellini

    2007-12-18

    Introducing a variable cosmological parameter $\\Lambda (t)$ in a geometrical manner from a 5D Riemann-flat metric, we investigate the origin and evolution of primordial magnetic fields in the early universe, when the expansion is governed by a cosmological parameter $\\Lambda (t)$ that decreases with time. Using the gravitoelectromagnetic inflationary formalism, but without the Feynman gauge, we obtain the power of spectrums for large-scale magnetic fields and the inflaton field fluctuations during inflation. A very important fact is that our formalism is {\\em naturally non-conformally invariant}.

  18. Characterization in bi-parameter space of a non-ideal oscillator

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    S. L. T. de Souza; A. M. Batista; M. S. Baptista; I. L. Caldas; J. M. Balthazar

    2015-07-24

    We investigate the dynamical behavior of a non-ideal Duffing oscillator, a system composed of a mass-spring-pendulum driven by a DC motor with limited power supply. To identify new features on Duffing oscillator parameter space due to the limited power supply, we provide an extensive numerical characterization in the bi-parameter space by using Lyapunov exponents. Following this procedure, we identify remarkable new periodic windows, the ones known as Arnold tongues and also shrimp-shaped structures. Such windows appear in highly organized distribution with typical self-similar structures for the shrimps, and, surprisingly, codimension-2 bifurcation as a point of accumulations for the tongues.

  19. UBV stellar photometry of bright stars in GC M5. II. Physical parameters of HB stars

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    P. V. Baev; H. Markov; N. Spassova

    2001-08-09

    The physical parameters of the stars in the central region of the globular cluster M5 (NGC 5904) were determined from UBV photometry using Kurucz (1992) synthetic flux distributions and some empirical relations. It is found that the bluest horizontal branch stars have higher luminosities than predicted by canonical zero-age horizontal branch models. Parameters of the mass distribution on the HB stars are determined. It is shown that the gap in the blue HB previously reported (Markov et al. 1999) is probably a statistical fluctuation.

  20. Temperature Fluctuation and an Expected Limit of Hubble Parameter in the Self-Consistent Model

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    A. B. Morcos

    2004-12-08

    The temperature gradient of microwave background radiation (CMBR) is calculated in the Self Consistent Model. An expected values for Hubble parameter have been presented in two different cases. In the first case the temperature is treated as a function of time only, while in the other one the temperature depends on relaxation of isotropy condition in the self-consistent model and the assumption that the universe expands adiabatically. The COBE's or WMAP's fluctuations in temperature of CMBR may be used to predict a value for Hubble parameter.

  1. Universality of the Three-Body Parameter for Efimov States in Ultracold Cesium

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    M. Berninger; A. Zenesini; B. Huang; W. Harm; H. -C. Nägerl; F. Ferlaino; R. Grimm; P. S. Julienne; J. M. Hutson

    2011-09-14

    We report on the observation of triatomic Efimov resonances in an ultracold gas of cesium atoms. Exploiting the wide tunability of interactions resulting from three broad Feshbach resonances in the same spin channel, we measure magnetic-field dependent three-body recombination loss. The positions of the loss resonances yield corresponding values for the three-body parameter, which in universal few-body physics is required to describe three-body phenomena and in particular to fix the spectrum of Efimov states. Our observations show a robust universal behavior with a three-body parameter that stays essentially constant.

  2. Diffusionless phase transition with two order parameters in spin-crossover solids

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    Gudyma, Iurii Ivashko, Victor; Linares, Jorge

    2014-11-07

    The quantitative analysis of the interface boundary motion between high-spin and low-spin phases is presented. The nonlinear effect of the switching front rate on the temperature is shown. A compressible model of spin-crossover solid is studied in the framework of the Ising-like model with two-order parameters under statistical approach, where the effect of elastic strain on interaction integral is considered. These considerations led to examination of the relation between the order parameters during temperature changes. Starting from the phenomenological Hamiltonian, entropy has been derived using the mean field approach. Finally, the phase diagram, which characterizes the system, is numerically analyzed.

  3. Detecting gravitational radiation from neutron stars using a six-parameter adaptive MCMC method

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    Richard Umstätter; Renate Meyer; Réjean J. Dupuis; John Veitch; Graham Woan; Nelson Christensen

    2004-04-06

    We present a Markov chain Monte Carlo technique for detecting gravitational radiation from a neutron star in laser interferometer data. The algorithm can estimate up to six unknown parameters of the target, including the rotation frequency and frequency derivative, using reparametrization, delayed rejection and simulated annealing. We highlight how a simple extension of the method, distributed over multiple computer processors, will allow for a search over a narrow frequency band. The ultimate goal of this research is to search for sources at a known locations, but uncertain spin parameters, such as may be found in SN1987A.

  4. SU-E-J-161: Inverse Problems for Optical Parameters in Laser Induced Thermal Therapy

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    Fahrenholtz, SJ; Stafford, RJ; Fuentes, DT

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Magnetic resonance-guided laser-induced thermal therapy (MRgLITT) is investigated as a neurosurgical intervention for oncological applications throughout the body by active post market studies. Real-time MR temperature imaging is used to monitor ablative thermal delivery in the clinic. Additionally, brain MRgLITT could improve through effective planning for laser fiber's placement. Mathematical bioheat models have been extensively investigated but require reliable patient specific physical parameter data, e.g. optical parameters. This abstract applies an inverse problem algorithm to characterize optical parameter data obtained from previous MRgLITT interventions. Methods: The implemented inverse problem has three primary components: a parameter-space search algorithm, a physics model, and training data. First, the parameter-space search algorithm uses a gradient-based quasi-Newton method to optimize the effective optical attenuation coefficient, ?-eff. A parameter reduction reduces the amount of optical parameter-space the algorithm must search. Second, the physics model is a simplified bioheat model for homogeneous tissue where closed-form Green's functions represent the exact solution. Third, the training data was temperature imaging data from 23 MRgLITT oncological brain ablations (980 nm wavelength) from seven different patients. Results: To three significant figures, the descriptive statistics for ?-eff were 1470 m{sup ?1} mean, 1360 m{sup ?1} median, 369 m{sup ?1} standard deviation, 933 m{sup ?1} minimum and 2260 m{sup ?1} maximum. The standard deviation normalized by the mean was 25.0%. The inverse problem took <30 minutes to optimize all 23 datasets. Conclusion: As expected, the inferred average is biased by underlying physics model. However, the standard deviation normalized by the mean is smaller than literature values and indicates an increased precision in the characterization of the optical parameters needed to plan MRgLITT procedures. This investigation demonstrates the potential for the optimization and validation of more sophisticated bioheat models that incorporate the uncertainty of the data into the predictions, e.g. stochastic finite element methods.

  5. Radiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate (RIPBE): An ARM Value-Added Product

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    McFarlane, S; Shippert, T; Mather, J

    2011-06-30

    The Radiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate (RIPBE) VAP was developed to create a complete set of clearly identified set of parameters on a uniform vertical and temporal grid to use as input to a radiative transfer model. One of the main drivers for RIPBE was as input to the Broadband Heating Rate Profile (BBHRP) VAP, but we also envision using RIPBE files for user-run radiative transfer codes, as part of cloud/aerosol retrieval testbeds, and as input to averaged datastreams for model evaluation.

  6. Fluid dynamics of heart valves during atrial fibrillation: a lumped parameter-based approach

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    Scarsoglio, Stefania; Guala, Andrea; Ridolfi, Luca

    2015-01-01

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) consequences on the heart valve dynamics are usually studied along with a valvular disfunction or disease, since in medical monitoring the two pathologies are often concomitant. Aim of the present work is to study, through a stochastic lumped-parameter approach, the basic fluid dynamics variations of heart valves, when only paroxysmal AF is present with respect to the normal sinus rhythm (NSR) in absence of any valvular pathology. Among the most common parameters interpreting the valvular function, the most useful turns out to be the regurgitant volume. During AF both atrial valves do not seem to worsen their performance, while the ventricular efficiency is remarkably reduced.

  7. Non-extensivity Parameter of Thermodynamical Model of Hadronic Interactions at LHC energies

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    Tadeusz Wibig

    2010-05-31

    The LHC measurements above SPS and Tevatron energies give the opportunity to test predictions of non-extensive thermodynamical picture of hadronic interaction to examine measured transverse momenta distributions for new interaction energy range. We determined Tsallis model non-extensivity parameter for the hadronization process before short-lived particles decayed and distort the initial p_t distribution. We have shown that it follows exactly smooth rise determined at lower energies below present LHC record. The shape of the q parameter energy dependence is consistent with expectations and the evidence of the asymptotic limit may be seen.

  8. Hot gas path analysis and data evaluation of the performance parameters of a gas turbine 

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    Hanawa, David Allen

    1974-01-01

    SCIENCE December 1974 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering HOT GAS PATH ANALYSIS AND DATA EVALUATION OF THE PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS OF A GAS TURBINE A Thesis by DAVID AI, LEN HANAWA Approved as to style and content by: PfnA J 7 EY3 .j (Chairman... of -Committee) zr (Head of Depai'tment) Member) /i ~E" Egg(JQJ a g i (Member) (Member) December l974 ABSTRACT Ho Gas Path Ana'ysis and Data Evaluation o. the Performance Parameters of a Gas Turbine (December 1974) David Allen Hanawa, B. S. , Texas A...

  9. Final Technical Report - Integrated Hydrogeophysical and Hydrogeologic Driven Parameter Upscaling for Dual-Domain Transport Modeling

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    Shafer, John M

    2012-11-05

    The three major components of this research were: 1. Application of minimally invasive, cost effective hydrogeophysical techniques (surface and borehole), to generate fine scale (~1m or less) 3D estimates of subsurface heterogeneity. Heterogeneity is defined as spatial variability in hydraulic conductivity and/or hydrolithologic zones. 2. Integration of the fine scale characterization of hydrogeologic parameters with the hydrogeologic facies to upscale the finer scale assessment of heterogeneity to field scale. 3. Determination of the relationship between dual-domain parameters and practical characterization data.

  10. Order-parameter-aided temperature-accelerated sampling for the exploration of crystal polymorphism and solid-liquid phase transitions

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    Yu, Tang-Qing Vanden-Eijnden, Eric; Chen, Pei-Yang; Chen, Ming; Samanta, Amit; Tuckerman, Mark

    2014-06-07

    The problem of predicting polymorphism in atomic and molecular crystals constitutes a significant challenge both experimentally and theoretically. From the theoretical viewpoint, polymorphism prediction falls into the general class of problems characterized by an underlying rough energy landscape, and consequently, free energy based enhanced sampling approaches can be brought to bear on the problem. In this paper, we build on a scheme previously introduced by two of the authors in which the lengths and angles of the supercell are targeted for enhanced sampling via temperature accelerated adiabatic free energy dynamics [T. Q. Yu and M. E. Tuckerman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 015701 (2011)]. Here, that framework is expanded to include general order parameters that distinguish different crystalline arrangements as target collective variables for enhanced sampling. The resulting free energy surface, being of quite high dimension, is nontrivial to reconstruct, and we discuss one particular strategy for performing the free energy analysis. The method is applied to the study of polymorphism in xenon crystals at high pressure and temperature using the Steinhardt order parameters without and with the supercell included in the set of collective variables. The expected fcc and bcc structures are obtained, and when the supercell parameters are included as collective variables, we also find several new structures, including fcc states with hcp stacking faults. We also apply the new method to the solid-liquid phase transition in copper at 1300 K using the same Steinhardt order parameters. Our method is able to melt and refreeze the system repeatedly, and the free energy profile can be obtained with high efficiency.

  11. Distributed Dynamic State Estimator, Generator Parameter Estimation and Stability Monitoring Demonstration

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    Meliopoulos, Sakis; Cokkinides, George; Fardanesh, Bruce; Hedrington, Clinton

    2013-12-31

    This is the final report for this project that was performed in the period: October1, 2009 to June 30, 2013. In this project, a fully distributed high-fidelity dynamic state estimator (DSE) that continuously tracks the real time dynamic model of a wide area system with update rates better than 60 times per second is achieved. The proposed technology is based on GPS-synchronized measurements but also utilizes data from all available Intelligent Electronic Devices in the system (numerical relays, digital fault recorders, digital meters, etc.). The distributed state estimator provides the real time model of the system not only the voltage phasors. The proposed system provides the infrastructure for a variety of applications and two very important applications (a) a high fidelity generating unit parameters estimation and (b) an energy function based transient stability monitoring of a wide area electric power system with predictive capability. Also the dynamic distributed state estimation results are stored (the storage scheme includes data and coincidental model) enabling an automatic reconstruction and “play back” of a system wide disturbance. This approach enables complete play back capability with fidelity equal to that of real time with the advantage of “playing back” at a user selected speed. The proposed technologies were developed and tested in the lab during the first 18 months of the project and then demonstrated on two actual systems, the USVI Water and Power Administration system and the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa pumped hydro plant in the last 18 months of the project. The four main thrusts of this project, mentioned above, are extremely important to the industry. The DSE with the achieved update rates (more than 60 times per second) provides a superior solution to the “grid visibility” question. The generator parameter identification method fills an important and practical need of the industry. The “energy function” based transient stability monitoring opens up new ways to protect the power grid, better manage disturbances, confine their impact and in general improve the reliability and security of the system. Finally, as a by-product of the proposed research project, the developed system is able to “play back” disturbances by a click of a mouse. The importance of this by-product is evident by considering the tremendous effort exerted after the August 2003 blackout to piece together all the disturbance recordings, align them and recreate the sequence of events. This project has moved the state of art from fault recording by individual devices to system wide disturbance recording with “play back” capability.

  12. Estimating mutation parameters, population history and genealogy simultaneously from temporally spaced

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    Nicholls, Geoff

    Estimating mutation parameters, population history and genealogy simultaneously from temporally and population size that incorporates the uncertainty in the genealogy of such temporally spaced sequences features of this approach on a genealogy of HIV-1 envelope (env) partial sequences. #12;1 Introduction One

  13. Effects of Parameters on Nash Games with OSNR Target Department of Electrical and

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    Pavel, Lacra

    Effects of Parameters on Nash Games with OSNR Target Yan Pan Department of Electrical and Computer@control.toronto.edu ABSTRACT This paper studies efficiency in a Nash game with optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) target. It is well known that the Nash equilibria of a game may not achieve full efficiency. We show the effects

  14. Calculating Risk of Cost Using Monte Carlo Simulations with Fuzzy Parameters in Civil Engineering

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    Pownuk, Andrzej

    of project, contractor's lack experience, poor labor productivity, project changes [10, 6]. The risk of costCalculating Risk of Cost Using Monte Carlo Simulations with Fuzzy Parameters in Civil Engineering@zeus.polsl.gliwice.pl, http://zeus.polsl.gliwice.pl/ pownuk August 1, 2004 Abstract. Risk is a part of almost all civil

  15. Dynamic Motor Parameter Identification for High Speed Flux Weakening Operation of Brushless Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines

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    Szabados, Barna

    Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines Abstract: An experimental investigation is conducted to determine the behaviour of brushless PM synchronous machine parameters in the high speed flux weakening operating range synchronous machines. Special computer assisted measuring techniques are employed using an experimental vector

  16. Computer Based Motor Parameter Determination for High Speed Operation of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines

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    Szabados, Barna

    Synchronous Machines B. Szabados and U. Schaible McMaster University 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, Ontario PM synchronous machine parameters in the high speed operating range. The theory and real interior PM synchronous machine at up to 8000 rpm. Results are presented which show a significant variation

  17. FISHERY WASTE EFFLUENTS: A SUGGESTED SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING AND CALCULATING POLLUTANT PARAMETERS

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    of protein and oil and grease from shrimp waste effluent and from fish and shellfish. These coefficients (1FISHERY WASTE EFFLUENTS: A SUGGESTED SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING AND CALCULATING POLLUTANT PARAMETERS in shrimp waste effluents is presented. In addition, two methods were developed to calculate both protein

  18. Sensor Choice for Parameter Modulations in Digital Musical Instruments: Empirical Evidence from Pitch Modulation

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    Levitin, Daniel

    Sensor Choice for Parameter Modulations in Digital Musical Instruments: Empirical Evidence from instruments (DMIs). While many new DMIs have been created using a variety of sensors, there has been the development of new digital musical instru- ments. A digital musical instrument (DMI) is essentially any

  19. Estimation of wave run-up on smooth, impermeable slopes using the wave momentum flux parameter

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Estimation of wave run-up on smooth, impermeable slopes using the wave momentum flux parameter-examines existing wave run-up data for regular, irregular and solitary waves on smooth, impermeable plane slopes. A simple physical argument is used to derive a new wave run-up equation in terms of a dimensionless wave

  20. Plasma parameter scaling of the error-field penetration threshold in tokamaks Richard Fitzpatrick

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    Fitzpatrick, Richard

    Plasma parameter scaling of the error-field penetration threshold in tokamaks Richard Fitzpatrick of a rotating tokamak plasma to a resonant error-field Phys. Plasmas 21, 092513 (2014); 10.1063/1.4896244 A nonideal error-field response model for strongly shaped tokamak plasmas Phys. Plasmas 17, 112502 (2010); 10

  1. Parameter-insensitive kernel in extreme learning for non-linear support vector regression

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    Verleysen, Michel

    Parameter-insensitive kernel in extreme learning for non-linear support vector regression Beno Available online 12 May 2011 Keywords: Extreme learning machine Support vector regression ELM kernel Infinite number of neurons a b s t r a c t Support vector regression (SVR) is a state-of-the-art method

  2. Boundary Behavior of the GinzburgLandau Order Parameter in the Surface Superconductivity Regime

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    Recanati, Catherine

    Boundary Behavior of the Ginzburg­Landau Order Parameter in the Surface Superconductivity Regime M­Landau theory for a type­II superconductor in an applied magnetic field varying between the second and third of this energy expansion, which allows us to prove the desired uniformity of the surface superconductivity layer

  3. Compost mixture influence of interactive physical parameters on microbial kinetics and substrate fractionation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Compost mixture influence of interactive physical parameters on microbial kinetics and substrate 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 Composting is a feasible by selecting an initial compost recipe with physical properties that enhance microbial activity. The present

  4. Which Parameters Control Production in Shale Assets? A Pattern Recognition Study

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    SPE 165712 Which Parameters Control Production in Shale Assets? A Pattern Recognition Study Esmaili. The abstract must contain conspicuous acknowledgment of SPE copyright. Abstract Production from Shale assets to large multi-variable data set from Shale assets with different degrees of success. Pattern Recognition

  5. Crystal field parameters and energy levels scheme of trivalent chromium doped BSO

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    Petkova, P.; Andreici, E.-L.; Avram, N. M.

    2014-11-24

    The aim of this paper is to give an analysis of crystal field parameters and energy levels schemes for the above doped material, in order to give a reliable explanation for experimental data. The crystal field parameters have been modeled in the frame of Exchange Charge Model (ECM) of the crystal field theory, taken into account the geometry of systems, with actually site symmetry of the impurity ions. The effect of the charges of the ligands and covalence bonding between chromium cation and oxygen anions, in the cluster approach, also were taken into account. With the obtained values of the crystal field parameters we simulated the scheme of energy levels of chromium ions by diagonalizing the matrix of the Hamiltonian of the doped crystal. The obtained energy levels and estimated Racah parameters B and C were compared with the experimental spectroscopic data and discussed. Comparison with experiment shows that the results are quite satisfactory which justify the model and simulation scheme used for the title system.

  6. Parameter Estimation and Capacity Fade Analysis of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Reformulated Models

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    Parameter Estimation and Capacity Fade Analysis of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Reformulated Models and characterize capacity fade in lithium-ion batteries. As a comple- ment to approaches to mathematically model been made in developing lithium-ion battery models that incor- porate transport phenomena

  7. The Easy Way of Finding Parameters in IBM (EWofFP-IBM)

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    Turkan, Nureddin [Bozok University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Physics, Divanh Yolu, 66200 Yozgat (Turkey)

    2008-11-11

    E2/M1 multipole mixing ratios of even-even nuclei in transitional region can be calculated as soon as B(E2) and B(M1) values by using the PHINT and/or NP-BOS codes. The correct calculations of energies must be obtained to produce such calculations. Also, the correct parameter values are needed to calculate the energies. The logic of the codes is based on the mathematical and physical Statements describing interacting boson model (IBM) which is one of the model of nuclear structure physics. Here, the big problem is to find the best fitted parameters values of the model. So, by using the Easy Way of Finding Parameters in IBM (EWofFP-IBM), the best parameter values of IBM Hamiltonian for {sup 102-110}Pd and {sup 102-110}Ru isotopes were firstly obtained and then the energies were calculated. At the end, it was seen that the calculated results are in good agreement with the experimental ones. In addition, it was carried out that the presented energy values obtained by using the EWofFP-IBM are dominantly better than the previous theoretical data.

  8. Nonlinear inverse problem for a model of ion-exchange filter: numerical recovery of parameters

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    methods of ion exchange is based on passing of source water or partially treated water through a filter-exchange filters results in highly mineralized, acidic and alkaline waste water [9]. With the continuous1 Nonlinear inverse problem for a model of ion-exchange filter: numerical recovery of parameters

  9. Aalborg Universitet Time-Varying FOPDT Modeling and On-line Parameter Identification

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    Yang, Zhenyu

    Zhen Sun Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Esbjerg Campus, Niels Bohrs Vej 8, DK; Sun, Zhen Published in: 3th IFAC Symposium on Large Scale Complex Systems: Theory and Applications for published version (APA): Yang, Z., & Sun, Z. (2013). Time-Varying FOPDT Modeling and On-line Parameter

  10. A DIFFUSION LMS STRATEGY FOR PARAMETER ESTIMATION IN NOISY REGRESSOR APPLICATIONS

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    Champagne, Benoît

    A DIFFUSION LMS STRATEGY FOR PARAMETER ESTIMATION IN NOISY REGRESSOR APPLICATIONS Reza Abdolee ABSTRACT We study distributed least-mean square (LMS) estima- tion problems over adaptive networks, where this problem, we propose a distributed LMS algorithm that achieves asymptotically unbiased estimates via

  11. Which Dynamic Rupture Parameters Can Be Estimated from Strong Ground Motion and Geodetic Data?

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    Olsen, Kim Bak

    of seismic waves as well as ground failure caused by the earthquake. The level and variation of the initialWhich Dynamic Rupture Parameters Can Be Estimated from Strong Ground Motion and Geodetic Data the constitutive laws and the initial stress on the fault control how the earthquake propagates and arrests

  12. Stochastic inversion of seismic PP and PS data for reservoir parameter estimation

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    Chen, Jinsong

    surveying has been used for hydrocarbon exploration for decades because it can capture the seismic wavefieldStochastic inversion of seismic PP and PS data for reservoir parameter estimation Jinsong Chen1 and Michael E. Glinsky2 ABSTRACT We have investigated the value of isotropic seismic con- verted-wave (i

  13. IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS, VOL. 4, NO. 7, JULY 1997 195 Parameter Estimation in the Presence

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    Sayed, Ali

    of bounded data uncertainties. The new method is suitable when a priori bounds on the uncertain data in estimation is to recover, to good accuracy, a set of unobservable parameters from corrupted data. Several of having had the most applications, are criteria that are based on quadratic cost functions. The most

  14. DOE TASK 99-5 Update REFINEMENT AND VALIDATION OF IN SITU PARAMETER ESTIMATION

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    and Aerospace Engineering Stillwater, OK KEY WORDS geothermal energy, ground coupled, heat pump, heat exchanger as large residential buildings. The number of boreholes and the depth and cost of each borehole are highly the confidence in the parameter estimation model. This is to be done using a medium-scale borehole apparatus

  15. The relationship between Stokes parameters Q and U of atmospheric radiation

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    Tilstra, Gijsbert

    Kon i nk l i j k Neder l ands Meteoro l og i sch Inst i tuut The relationship between Stokes parameters Q and U of atmospheric radiation Gijsbert Tilstra â?? , Nick Schutgens # , Piet Stammes â?? , François that describe the (linear) polarisation of the Earth's re#29;ected radiation, and #28;nd it to be very close

  16. Diffusion and home range parameters for rodents: Peromyscus maniculatus in New Mexico

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    Kenkre, V.M.

    Diffusion and home range parameters for rodents: Peromyscus maniculatus in New Mexico G. Abramson a c a Consortium of the Americas for Interdisciplinary Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Bariloche, Ri´o Negro, Argentina c Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131

  17. Quantum chaos in hydrogen: Dynamical-group approach and a resonance anomaly in the Brody parameter

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    Hegerfeldt, G.C.; Henneberg, R. (Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Goettingen, West Germany (DE))

    1990-01-15

    We apply the dynamical group of the hydrogen atom to level statistics of hydrogen in strong magnetic fields and study the transition region between regularity and chaos in detail. We find a resonancelike anomaly in the Brody parameter which coincides to an amazing accuracy with the appearance of a low rational winding number.

  18. A LUMPED-PARAMETER DYNAMIC MODEL OF A THERMAL REGENERATOR FOR FREE-PISTON STIRLING ENGINES

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    Barth, Eric J.

    A LUMPED-PARAMETER DYNAMIC MODEL OF A THERMAL REGENERATOR FOR FREE-PISTON STIRLING ENGINES Mark the mass flow, piston dynamics, and control volume behavior inside a free-piston Stirling engine. A new model for a Stirling engine thermal regenerator that incorporates a dynamically changing temperature

  19. On the Study of Uncertainty in Inflow Turbulence Model Parameters in Wind Turbine Applications

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    Manuel, Lance

    On the Study of Uncertainty in Inflow Turbulence Model Parameters in Wind Turbine Applications Korn, Austin, TX 78712 In stochastic simulation of inflow turbulence random fields for wind turbine applica variables forms the basis of this study. A commercial-sized 1.5MW concept wind turbine is considered

  20. Operational plasma density and laser parameters for future colliders based on laser-plasma accelerators

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    Schroeder, C. B.; Esarey, E.; Leemans, W. P.

    2012-12-21

    The operational plasma density and laser parameters for future colliders based on laser-plasma accelerators are discussed. Beamstrahlung limits the charge per bunch at low plasma densities. Reduced laser intensity is examined to improve accelerator efficiency in the beamstrahlung-limited regime.

  1. The Different Characteristics of Aquifer Parameters and Their Implications on Pumping-Test Analysis

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    .e., its information can be transferred mainly from upstream to downstream. An upstream observation well can produce information on storativity both upstream and downstream, but it can produce little not be placed upstream ifthe parameters downstream are to be estimated. An observation well which can provide

  2. Neutron Total Cross-Section Measurements and Resonance Parameter Analysis of Holmium, Thulium, and Erbium

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    Danon, Yaron

    , resulting in neutron paramagnetic scatter- ing by the atom. This interaction is particularly strongNeutron Total Cross-Section Measurements and Resonance Parameter Analysis of Holmium, Thulium ­ The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute linear accelerator with the enhanced thermal target was used for neutron

  3. Changes in growth parameters of Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes after ten months culturing at increasing temperature

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    Xia, Xuhua

    estimates, but the Gompertz model had R2 values consistently larger than the logistic model. The HT clones and logistic models were used to estimate these three parameters. The two models gave almost identical hypotheses [9]. Such experimental studies generate results more feasible to reveal the cause^ e

  4. AIAA-2003-0694 QUANTIFICATION OF PROCESSING PARAMETERS FOR WIND TURBINE

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    AIAA-2003-0694 QUANTIFICATION OF PROCESSING PARAMETERS FOR WIND TURBINE BLADES Douglas Cairns, John of processing techniques and can be useful to wind turbine blade manufacturers to prepare processing conditions-3]. This is a consequence of the typical material architectures that are used in wind turbine blades. Figure 1

  5. Bern3D-LPJ model description 2 Parameter sampling 3

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    Steinacher, Marco

    - fusivities. Vertical shortwave radiation fluxes are calculated from incoming solar radiation13 , zonally used here additionally includes a land use module21,22 , a new hydrology scheme23,24 that allows by ref. 19. The selection of these parameters was guided by the previous work of ref. 28. They analyzed

  6. Energy parameters and novel algorithms for an extended nearest neighbor energy model of RNA

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    Clote, Peter

    energy model. Our next-nearest-neighbor triplet energy model appears to lead to somewhat more cooperative1 Energy parameters and novel algorithms for an extended nearest neighbor energy model of RNA Ivan function and minimum free energy secondary structure for RNA with respect to an extended nearest neighbor

  7. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING 1 Image Sensor Noise Parameter Estimation by

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    Hesser, Jürgen

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING 1 Image Sensor Noise Parameter Estimation by Variance-independent electric and thermal noise is decreasing [4], and photon noise is becoming the main Copyright (c) 2014 IEEE must be obtained from the IEEE by sending a request to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. This work

  8. Parameter Discovery for Stochastic Computational Models in Systems Biology Using Bayesian Model

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    Parameter Discovery for Stochastic Computational Models in Systems Biology Using Bayesian Model--Parameterized probabilistic complex computational (P2 C2 ) models are increasingly used in computational systems biology to study biochemical and physiological systems. A key challenge is to build mechanistic P2 C2 models

  9. Handling parameter ranking, equalities and bounds in adaptive control of blending

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    be formulated in various applications where non- reactive components are blended and linearly impactHandling parameter ranking, equalities and bounds in adaptive control of blending systems Mériam in the production of com- mercial fuels by blending. The control problem under consideration is a multi

  10. Parameter identification in large-scale models for oil and gas production

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    Van den Hof, Paul

    Parameter identification in large-scale models for oil and gas production Jorn F.M. Van Doren: Models used for model-based (long-term) operations as monitoring, control and optimization of oil and gas information to the identification problem. These options are illustrated with examples taken from oil and gas

  11. SENSITIVITY OF SINGLE DIODE MODELS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES TO METHOD USED FOR PARAMETER ESTIMATION

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    PV modules representative of a variety of technologies. Keywords: Modeling, Parameter estimation to represent the electrical performance of a photovoltaic (PV) module. A single diode model is formulated) but no standard method has been adopted by the broad community. Without a standard method for estimating model

  12. EFFECT OF A DAMAGE TO MODAL PARAMETERS OFA WIND TURBINE Gunner Chr. Larsen1

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    Boyer, Edmond

    EFFECT OF A DAMAGE TO MODAL PARAMETERS OFA WIND TURBINE BLADE Gunner Chr. Larsen1 , Peter Berring1 detailed FE model of the same blade using 3D solid elements. Both an undamaged and a damaged blade little due to a significant artificial damage imposed in trailing edge, whereas the mode shapes

  13. Short communication Real-time estimation of lead-acid battery parameters: A dynamic

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    Ray, Asok

    squares) have been applied to lead-acid [1] and lithium-ion [2] batteries. This paper proposes a dynamicShort communication Real-time estimation of lead-acid battery parameters: A dynamic data of State of charge (SOC) and State of health (SOH) in lead-acid batteries. Algorithm development based

  14. Sensitivity analysis of sediment resuspension parameters in coastal area of southern Lake Michigan

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    Sensitivity analysis of sediment resuspension parameters in coastal area of southern Lake Michigan with the type of mixed sediments (fine-grained+sand) common in the coastal area was developed and utilized to compare with measured suspended sediment concentrations. The results show that the most sensitive

  15. A Database of 660 Peptide Ion Cross Sections: Use of Intrinsic Size Parameters for Bona Fide

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    Clemmer, David E.

    A Database of 660 Peptide Ion Cross Sections: Use of Intrinsic Size Parameters for Bona Fide by tryptic digestion of 34 common proteins. Measured cross sections have been compiled into a database that contains peptide molecular weight and sequence information. The database is used to generate average

  16. A model for pricing data bundles based on minimax risks for estimation of a location parameter

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    Robertson, Edward L.

    A model for pricing data bundles based on minimax risks for estimation of a location parameter of progress on the fundamental conceptual issues of the mathematical modeling of data, increasingly attention to this line of work; in particular, we propose and analyze a model for the pricing of data when the value

  17. Study on the effect of target on plasma parameters of magnetron sputtering discharge plasma

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    Saikia, P.; Kakati, B.; Saikia, B. K. [Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Nazirakhat, Sonapur-782 402, Kamrup, Assam (India)] [Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Nazirakhat, Sonapur-782 402, Kamrup, Assam (India)

    2013-10-15

    In this study, the effect of magnetron target on different plasma parameters of Argon/Hydrogen (Ar - H{sub 2}) direct current (DC) magnetron discharge is examined. Here, Copper (Cu) and Chromium (Cr) are used as magnetron targets. The value of plasma parameters such as electron temperature (kT{sub e}), electron density (N{sub e}), ion density (N{sub i}), degree of ionization of Ar, and degree of dissociation of H{sub 2} for both the target are studied as a function of input power and hydrogen content in the discharge. The plasma parameters are determined by using Langmuir probe and Optical emission spectroscopy. On the basis of the different reactions in the gas phase, the variation of plasma parameters and sputtering rate are explained. The obtained results show that electron and ion density decline with gradual addition of Hydrogen in the discharge and increase with rising input power. It brings significant changes on the degree of ionization of Ar and dissociation of H{sub 2}. The enhanced value of electron density (N{sub e}), ion density (N{sub i}), degree of Ionization of Ar, and degree of dissociation of H{sub 2} for Cr compared to Cu target is explained on the basis of it's higher Ion Induced Secondary Electron Emission Coefficient (ISEE) value.

  18. Local observability of state variables and parameters in nonlinear modeling quantified by delay reconstruction

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    Parlitz, Ulrich; Luther, Stefan

    2015-01-01

    Features of the Jacobian matrix of the delay coordinates map are exploited for quantifying the robustness and reliability of state and parameter estimations for a given dynamical model using an observed time series. Relevant concepts of this approach are introduced and illustrated for discrete and continuous time systems employing a filtered H\\'enon map and a R\\"ossler system.

  19. Assessing FPAR Source and Parameter Optimization Scheme in Application of a Diagnostic Carbon Flux Model

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    Turner, D P; Ritts, W D; Wharton, S; Thomas, C; Monson, R; Black, T A

    2009-02-26

    The combination of satellite remote sensing and carbon cycle models provides an opportunity for regional to global scale monitoring of terrestrial gross primary production, ecosystem respiration, and net ecosystem production. FPAR (the fraction of photosynthetically active radiation absorbed by the plant canopy) is a critical input to diagnostic models, however little is known about the relative effectiveness of FPAR products from different satellite sensors nor about the sensitivity of flux estimates to different parameterization approaches. In this study, we used multiyear observations of carbon flux at four eddy covariance flux tower sites within the conifer biome to evaluate these factors. FPAR products from the MODIS and SeaWiFS sensors, and the effects of single site vs. cross-site parameter optimization were tested with the CFLUX model. The SeaWiFs FPAR product showed greater dynamic range across sites and resulted in slightly reduced flux estimation errors relative to the MODIS product when using cross-site optimization. With site-specific parameter optimization, the flux model was effective in capturing seasonal and interannual variation in the carbon fluxes at these sites. The cross-site prediction errors were lower when using parameters from a cross-site optimization compared to parameter sets from optimization at single sites. These results support the practice of multisite optimization within a biome for parameterization of diagnostic carbon flux models.

  20. INFLUENCES OF RAKE RECEIVER/TURBO DECODER PARAMETERS ON ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND QUALITY

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    Al Hanbali, Ahmad

    INFLUENCES OF RAKE RECEIVER/TURBO DECODER PARAMETERS ON ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND QUALITY Lodewijk T are selected and their influences on the energy consumption and quality are investigated by means power hardware is needed to save energy consumption. Furthermore, an adequate quality of the wireless