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  1. The 4th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, July 1416, 2003 Scan Alignment and 3-D Surface Modeling with a Helicopter Platform

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    and 3-D Surface Modeling with a Helicopter Platform Sebastian Thrun Mark Diel Dirk H¨ahnel School of Computer Science Whirled Air Computer Science Department Carnegie Mellon University Helicopters University a real-time laser scan matching algorithm to 2-D range data acquired by a remotely controlled helicopter

  2. Selecting Observation Platforms for Optimized Anomaly Detectability under Unreliable Partial Observations

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    Wen-Chiao Lin; Humberto E. Garcia; Tae-Sic Yoo

    2011-06-01

    Diagnosers for keeping track on the occurrences of special events in the framework of unreliable partially observed discrete-event dynamical systems were developed in previous work. This paper considers observation platforms consisting of sensors that provide partial and unreliable observations and of diagnosers that analyze them. Diagnosers in observation platforms typically perform better as sensors providing the observations become more costly or increase in number. This paper proposes a methodology for finding an observation platform that achieves an optimal balance between cost and performance, while satisfying given observability requirements and constraints. Since this problem is generally computational hard in the framework considered, an observation platform optimization algorithm is utilized that uses two greedy heuristics, one myopic and another based on projected performances. These heuristics are sequentially executed in order to find best observation platforms. The developed algorithm is then applied to an observation platform optimization problem for a multi-unit-operation system. Results show that improved observation platforms can be found that may significantly reduce the observation platform cost but still yield acceptable performance for correctly inferring the occurrences of special events.

  3. Managing Uncertainty in Sound based Control for an Autonomous Helicopter

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    Hopgood, Adrian

    Managing Uncertainty in Sound based Control for an Autonomous Helicopter Benjamin N. Passow, Mario research us- ing a multi-purpose, small and low cost autonomous helicopter platform (Flyper). We supervised method to localise the indoor helicopter and extract meaningful information to enable

  4. Sensor integration for implementation of obstacle avoidance in an autonomous helicopter system 

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    Mentzer, Christopher Isaac

    2006-08-16

    This thesis describes the development of the Texas A&M University Autonomous Helicopter System and the integration of obstacle avoidance capabilities into that system. The helicopter system, composed of a Bergen Observer helicopter and a Rotomotion...

  5. Observations of the thermal environment on Red Sea platform reefs: a heat budget analysis

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    Pineda, Jesús

    REPORT Observations of the thermal environment on Red Sea platform reefs: a heat budget analysis K typically thrive in environments characterized by a high degree of thermal stability (Hoegh-Guldberg 1999 on the shelf. Additionally, our observations reveal the proximity of distinct thermal microclimates within

  6. Robotic Helicopter Surveying (MAS 13)

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    Srikanth Saripalli; Jonathan Kelly; Gaurav S. Sukhatme

    2006-01-01

    for Embedded Networked Sensing Robotic Helicopter Surveyingand Gaurav S. Sukhatme Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory,

  7. Autonomous inverted helicopter flight via reinforcement learning

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    Autonomous inverted helicopter flight via reinforcement learning Andrew Y. Ng 1 , Adam Coates 1 Computer Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2 Whirled Air Helicopters, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Abstract. Helicopters have highly stochastic, nonlinear, dynamics, and autonomous helicopter

  8. Autonomous helicopter flight via Reinforcement Learning

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    Sastry, S. Shankar

    Autonomous helicopter flight via Reinforcement Learning Andrew Y. Ng Stanford University Stanford 94720 Abstract Autonomous helicopter flight represents a challenging control problem, with complex to autonomous helicopter flight. We first fit a stochastic, nonlinear model of the helicopter dynamics. We

  9. Autonomous helicopter flight via reinforcement learning

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    Jordan, Michael I.

    Autonomous helicopter flight via reinforcement learning Andrew Y. Ng Stanford University Stanford 94720 Abstract Autonomous helicopter flight represents a challenging control problem, with complex to autonomous helicopter flight. We first fit a stochastic, nonlinear model of the helicopter dynamics. We

  10. Autonomous inverted helicopter flight via reinforcement learning

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    Autonomous inverted helicopter flight via reinforcement learning Andrew Y. Ng1 , Adam Coates1 Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2 Whirled Air Helicopters, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Abstract. Helicopters have highly stochastic, nonlinear, dynamics, and autonomous helicopter

  11. 2.9 Programming and Platforms (PRO) CENS systems research strives to advance the state of the art in innovative in situ observing systems. To this end,

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    Soatto, Stefano

    in innovative in situ observing systems. To this end, our research efforts have focused on two critical themes that cut across our broad range of observing systems: the development of practical tools and platforms platform efforts have revolved around three activities: participatory sensing mobile to web platform

  12. Paper AAS 02-141 Navigation of Aerial Platforms on Titan

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    Lorenz, Ralph D.

    -shrouded moon Titan may involve aerial platforms such as airships or helicopters. A significant challenge Cassini-Huygens mission may involve mobile aerial platforms such as airships or helicopters. Such vehicles (these may not be the same thing ­ sample acquisition systems may be deployable from an airship

  13. Parameterized Maneuver Learning for Autonomous Helicopter Flight

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    O'Brien, James F.

    Parameterized Maneuver Learning for Autonomous Helicopter Flight Jie Tang, Arjun Singh, Nimbus aerobatic maneuvers by our autonomous helicopter. I. INTRODUCTION Trajectory following is a fundamental probabilistic model that enabled them to extract an expert helicopter pilot's intended trajectory from multiple

  14. Influence of Motion Cueing on Helicopter Stabilization

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    Influence of Motion Cueing on Helicopter Stabilization Daniel R. Berger, Cengiz Terzibas, and Heinrich H. Bülthoff Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany Helicopters vestibular and somatosensory cues. To test this hypothesis, we measured helicopter hovering performance

  15. OBSERVATIONS ON THE FISH FAUNA ASSOCIATED WITH OFFSHORE PLATFORMS IN THE NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO

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    active only during the day, and others only at night. Offshore oil drilling platforms are known to at) documented the development of fish popu- lations (as well as populations of encrusting or- ganisms) at two documented the fish fauna of drilling platforms off the coast of Louisiana (Sonnier et al. 1976). This paper

  16. Helicopter aids transmission pole replacement

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  17. Autonomous Helicopter Formation using Model Predictive Control

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    Sastry, S. Shankar

    Autonomous Helicopter Formation using Model Predictive Control Hoam Chung and S. Shankar Sastry for teams of helicopters. However, the potential for accidents is greatly increased when helicopter teams to the problem of helicopter formations comprised of heterogenous vehicles. The disturbance attenuation property

  18. Autonomous Helicopter Aerobatics through Apprenticeship Learning

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    Abbeel, Pieter

    Autonomous Helicopter Aerobatics through Apprenticeship Learning Pieter Abbeel1 , Adam Coates2 and Andrew Y. Ng2 Abstract Autonomous helicopter flight is widely regarded to be a highly challenging control problem. Despite this fact, human experts can reliably fly helicopters through a wide range of maneuvers

  19. A PRACTICAL BIODYNAMIC FEEDTHROUGH MODEL FOR HELICOPTERS

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    A PRACTICAL BIODYNAMIC FEEDTHROUGH MODEL FOR HELICOPTERS Joost Venrooij 1,2 , Marilena D. Pavel 2, 1, 9]. The occurrence of BDFT in helicopters has been under investigation for several decades. One, Ams- terdam, the Netherlands, September 4 -7, 2012 a divergent, vertical helicopter oscillation caused

  20. SHORT COMMUNICATION Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) detectability from helicopters

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    Wallace, Mark C.

    SHORT COMMUNICATION Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) detectability from helicopters for wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) populations has been limited. We surveyed Rio Grande wild turkey (M and examine power to detect trends in population change. We observed that wild turkey flock detectability

  1. Numerical Prediction of Experimentally Observed Behavior of a Scale Model of an Offshore Wind Turbine Supported by a Tension-Leg Platform: Preprint

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    Prowell, I.; Robertson, A.; Jonkman, J.; Stewart, G. M.; Goupee, A. J.

    2013-01-01

    Realizing the critical importance the role physical experimental tests play in understanding the dynamics of floating offshore wind turbines, the DeepCwind consortium conducted a one-fiftieth-scale model test program where several floating wind platforms were subjected to a variety of wind and wave loading condition at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands wave basin. This paper describes the observed behavior of a tension-leg platform, one of three platforms tested, and the systematic effort to predict the measured response with the FAST simulation tool using a model primarily based on consensus geometric and mass properties of the test specimen.

  2. Planar Spline Trajectory Following for an Autonomous Helicopter

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    Planar Spline Trajectory Following for an Autonomous Helicopter Kale Harbick, James F. Montgomery helicopter. Results from two flight experiments are presented. The trajec- tory tracking error distur- bances (wind), this is quite reasonable. Keywords: Path planning, Robotic Helicopter, UAV

  3. Deep Learning Helicopter Dynamics Models Ali Punjani and Pieter Abbeel

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    Abbeel, Pieter

    Deep Learning Helicopter Dynamics Models Ali Punjani and Pieter Abbeel Abstract-- We consider the problem of system identification of helicopter dynamics. Helicopters are complex systems, cou- pling rigid inspiration from recent results in Deep Learning to represent the helicopter dynamics with a Rectified Linear

  4. In helicopters the tail mainly serves to keep the aircraft

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    Langendoen, Koen

    In helicopters the tail mainly serves to keep the aircraft stable. The rotors are used to maneuver the helicopter. But a study at TU Delft revealed that involving the tail in commanding the helicopter not only reduces the structural load on the main rotor, but also makes the helicopter easier to handle

  5. Helicopter final assembly critical path analysis

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    Daigh, Sara L. (Sarah Louise), 1981-

    2012-01-01

    Helicopter final assembly involves the installation of hundreds of components into the aircraft and takes thousands of man-hours. Meeting production targets such as total build days and total aircraft man-hours can be ...

  6. Control primitives for fast helicopter maneuvers

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    Perk Bar?? Eren

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, we introduce a framework for learning aggressive maneuvers using dynamic movement primitives (DMP) for helicopters. Our ultimate goal is to combine these DMPs to generate new primitives and demonstrate them ...

  7. Autonomous aerobatic maneuvering of miniature helicopters

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    Gavrilets, Vladislav, 1975-

    2003-01-01

    In this thesis, I present an experimentally proven control methodology for the autonomous execution of aerobatic maneuvers with small-scale helicopters, and a low-order dynamic model which adequately describes a miniature ...

  8. Missile Captive Carry Monitoring and Helicopter Identification Using a Capacitive Microelectromechanical Systems Accelerometer

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    Hatchell, Brian K.; Mauss, Fredrick J.; Amaya, Ivan A.; Skorpik, James R.; Silvers, Kurt L.; Marotta, Steve

    2012-03-27

    Military missiles are exposed to many sources of mechanical vibration that can affect system reliability, safety, and mission effectiveness. The U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) has been developing missile health monitoring systems to assess and improve reliability, reduce life cycle costs, and increase system readiness. One of the most significant exposures to vibration occurs when the missile is being carried by a helicopter or other aviation platform, which is a condition known as captive carry. Recording the duration of captive carry exposure during the missile’s service life can enable the implementation of predictive maintenance and resource management programs. Since the vibration imparted by each class of helicopter varies in frequency and amplitude, tracking the vibration exposure from each helicopter separately can help quantify the severity and harmonic content of the exposure. Under the direction of AMRDEC staff, engineers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a Captive Carry Health Monitor (CCHM) for the Hellfire II missile. The CCHM is an embedded usage monitoring device installed on the outer skin of the Hellfire II missile to record the cumulative hours the host missile has been in captive carry mode. To classify the vibration by class of helicopter, the CCHM analyzes the amplitude and frequency content of the vibration with the Goertzel algorithm to detect the presence of distinctive rotor harmonics. Cumulative usage data are accessible in theater from an external display; monthly usage histograms are accessible through an internal download connector. This paper provides an overview of the CCHM electrical and package design, describes field testing and data analysis techniques used to monitor captive carry identify and the class of helicopter, and discusses the potential application of missile health and usage data for real-time reliability analysis and fleet management.

  9. Experimental Investigation of Helicopter Weight and Mass Center Estimation 

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    Taylor, Bradley Whitten

    2013-04-09

    Real-time estimates of weight and mass center location for helicopters are desirable for flight control and condition-based maintenance purposes. While methods to estimate mass parameters of helicopters have been developed, they often assume near...

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  11. Towards vision-based safe landing for an autonomous helicopter

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    Towards vision-based safe landing for an autonomous helicopter Pedro J. Garcia-Pardoa;, Gaurav S from real test ights on a helicopter testbed demonstrate the robustness of the approach under widely di-performance embedded com- puters. Key words: autonomous helicopter, vision-based landing, safe landing, contrast

  12. Learning vehicular dynamics, with application to modeling helicopters

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    Learning vehicular dynamics, with application to modeling helicopters Pieter Abbeel Computer Abstract We consider the problem of modeling a helicopter's dynamics based on state­action trajectories such as learned by CIFER (the industry standard in helicopter identification), and show that the linear

  13. Evolution of Neural Networks for Helicopter Control: Why Modularity Matters

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    Togelius, Julian

    Evolution of Neural Networks for Helicopter Control: Why Modularity Matters Renzo De Nardi, Julian helicopter flocking. A methodology is proposed in which neural network based controllers are evolved in a simulation using a dynamic model qualitatively similar to the physical helicopter. Several network

  14. An Application of Reinforcement Learning to Aerobatic Helicopter Flight

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    An Application of Reinforcement Learning to Aerobatic Helicopter Flight Pieter Abbeel, Adam Coates Autonomous helicopter flight is widely regarded to be a highly challenging control problem. This paper presents the first successful autonomous completion on a real RC helicopter of the following four aerobatic

  15. Learning vehicular dynamics, with application to modeling helicopters

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    Learning vehicular dynamics, with application to modeling helicopters Pieter Abbeel Computer Abstract We consider the problem of modeling a helicopter's dynamics based on state-action trajectories such as learned by CIFER (the industry standard in helicopter identification), and show that the linear

  16. Autonomous Autorotation of an RC Helicopter Pieter Abbeel1

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    Autonomous Autorotation of an RC Helicopter Pieter Abbeel1 , Adam Coates1 , Timothy Hunter2 pilots can save a helicopter from crashing by executing an emergency procedure known as autorotation the helicopter such that poten- tial energy from altitude is transferred to rotor speed. In fact, maintaining

  17. An Indoor Flying Platform with Collision Robustness and Self-Recovery Adam Klaptocz, Gregoire Boutinard-Rouelle, Adrien Briod, Jean-Christophe Zufferey, Dario Floreano

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    Floreano, Dario

    techniques focusing on shock absorption are presented. Finally, the platform is tested both in. Exposed blades on many current platforms result in catas- trophic failures after even the smallest contact robots cannot take off again without human intervention. Some helicopters that can land autonomously

  18. A viable multivariable adaptive controller with application to autonomous helicopters

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    Krupadanam, Ashish Samuel, 1974-

    2001-01-01

    Autonomous helicopters carry out missions in inaccessible hazardous environments. Their performance capability in speed, maneuverability and trajectory tracking must be comparable, if not superior, to manned vehicles. ...

  19. Helicopter magnetic survey conducted to locate wells

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    Veloski, G.A.; Hammack, R.W.; Stamp, V.; Hall, R.; Colina, K.

    2008-07-01

    A helicopter magnetic survey was conducted in August 2007 over 15.6 sq mi at the Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3’s (NPR-3) Teapot Dome Field near Casper, Wyoming. The survey’s purpose was to accurately locate wells drilled there during more than 90 years of continuous oilfield operation. The survey was conducted at low altitude and with closely spaced flight lines to improve the detection of wells with weak magnetic response and to increase the resolution of closely spaced wells. The survey was in preparation for a planned CO2 flood for EOR, which requires a complete well inventory with accurate locations for all existing wells. The magnetic survey was intended to locate wells missing from the well database and to provide accurate locations for all wells. The ability of the helicopter magnetic survey to accurately locate wells was accomplished by comparing airborne well picks with well locations from an intense ground search of a small test area.

  20. NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF INTEGRALLY ACTUATED HELICOPTER BLADES

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    Patil, Mayuresh

    Helicopter Blades, Nonlinear Finite Elements, Intrinsic Formulation, Control Design Abstract: A set characteristics of the helicopter. The design and development of new `smart' blades requires accurate modeling of the active blade, coupled with appropriate control design methodology. Active blade models can be developed

  1. Nonlinear Modeling and Control Design of Active Helicopter Blades

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    Patil, Mayuresh

    Nonlinear Modeling and Control Design of Active Helicopter Blades Matthias Althoff , Mayuresh J dynamic solution and control design of active helicopter blades. Following are the significant new reduction technique is used to derive a low-order, high fidelity nonlinear blade model for control design

  2. Motion planning under uncertainty: application to an unmanned helicopter 

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    Davis, Joshua Daniel

    2006-10-30

    . CONCLUSION???????????????????????????.38 REFERENCES?????????????????..????????.?......40 APPENDIX A UAV HELICOPTER??..??????..???????????45 A. UAV hardware??...?????..??.?.??..?????????....46 B. UAV software??.??????..??.???????...???...??49 C. Flight... View???????????????????..34 13 Simulator Testing 4- Detail View??????????????????.?.35 14 Simulator Testing 5- Large View??????????????????.?.36 15 Simulator Testing 5- Detail View??????????????????.?.37 A.1 Josh Davis with the UAV Helicopter...

  3. Visual Servoing for Tracking Features in Urban Areas Using an Autonomous Helicopter

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    Visual Servoing for Tracking Features in Urban Areas Using an Autonomous Helicopter Abstract of a vision-based feature tracker for an autonomous helicopter. Using vision in the control loop allows estimating the position and velocity of a set of features with respect to the helicopter. The helicopter

  4. Landing on a Moving Target using an Autonomous Helicopter Srikanth Saripalli and Gaurav S. Sukhatme

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    Landing on a Moving Target using an Autonomous Helicopter Srikanth Saripalli and Gaurav S. Sukhatme-based algorithm designed to enable an autonomous helicopter to land on a moving target. The helicopter is required that the helicopter is able to land on the target. We present results from data collected from manual flights which

  5. DEVELOPMENT OF A 6 DOF NONLINEAR HELICOPTER MODEL FOR THE MPI CYBERMOTION SIMULATOR

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    DEVELOPMENT OF A 6 DOF NONLINEAR HELICOPTER MODEL FOR THE MPI CYBERMOTION SIMULATOR Carlo A@dsea.unipi.it Abstract This paper describes the different phases of realizing and validating a helicopter model for the MPI CyberMotion Simulator (CMS). The considered helicopter is a UH-60 Black Hawk. The helicopter model

  6. Crazy Engineering Mars Helicopter Transcript Hey guys! We've all seen these RC helicopters before. They're everywhere. They're

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    Crazy Engineering Mars Helicopter Transcript Hey guys! We've all seen these RC helicopters before to put a helicopter on Mars? If I'm the rover right now, I can't really see the terrain behind me. But if I had a helicopter with a camera on it, all of a sudden, I can see a whole lot more. If our rover

  7. Development of a morphing helicopter blade with electrochemical actuators

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    Tubilla Kuri, Fernando

    2007-01-01

    The use of the expansion of electrochemical cells, upon ion intercalation, for the development of a morphing helicopter blade is explored. Using commercially available lithium-ion batteries as demostrators of the technology, ...

  8. A Real Time Expert Control System for Helicopter Autorotation 

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    Sunberg, Zachary Nolan

    2013-04-22

    to manually perform an autorotation, motivate the need for new autonomous autorotation control laws. Previous approaches to automatic control for this maneuver have relied on control law optimization based on a high-fidelity model of the helicopter, or have...

  9. Business expansion and lean transformation for helicopter blade shop

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    Bar, S. Neil (Saumen Neil)

    2006-01-01

    Sikorsky Aircraft is undergoing a lean transformation as its helicopter blade line is relocated from Stratford to Site B. Value Stream Mapping is a vital tool to eliminate sources of waste in the existing blade shop and ...

  10. Surface Albedo at ARM SGP from Helicopter Observations

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  11. DATA COLLECTION FOR DEVELOPING A DYNAMIC MODEL OF A LIGHT HELICOPTER

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    DATA COLLECTION FOR DEVELOPING A DYNAMIC MODEL OF A LIGHT HELICOPTER Stefano Geluardi 1,2 , Frank for Biological Cybernetics the influence of an augmented system on helicopter pilots with limited flight skills are necessary to identify the helicopter dynamic model. The mathematical and technical tools used to reach

  12. Omnidirectional Vision for an Autonomous Helicopter Stefan Hrabar and Gaurav S. Sukhatme

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    Omnidirectional Vision for an Autonomous Helicopter Stefan Hrabar and Gaurav S. Sukhatme Robotic-looking sensing on an autonomous helicopter. To demonstrate the capa- bilities of the system, a visual servoing task was designed which required the helicopter to locate and move towards the centroid of a number

  13. Discrete Applied Mathematics 95 (1999) 241249 Note on a helicopter search problem on graphs

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    Fomin, Fedor V.

    1999-01-01

    Discrete Applied Mathematics 95 (1999) 241­249 Note on a helicopter search problem on graphs Fedor 1998 Abstract We consider a search game on a graph in which one cop in a helicopter ying from vertex . In the ˙rst step, Cop occupies some vertex of G. In each of the following steps, Cop moves ( ies by helicopter

  14. An Experimental Study of the Autonomous Helicopter Landing Problem Srikanth Saripalli1

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    An Experimental Study of the Autonomous Helicopter Landing Problem Srikanth Saripalli1 , Gaurav S investigate a vision-based technique for autonomously landing a robotic helicopter. We model the solution the individual degrees of freedom of the helicopter. The resulting hybrid control system is simple, yet effective

  15. Real-time Evolution of an Embedded Controller for an Autonomous Helicopter

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    Hopgood, Adrian

    Real-time Evolution of an Embedded Controller for an Autonomous Helicopter Benjamin N. Passow, nonlinear, and very sensitive to external disturbances [5] is a helicopter. Generally, six degrees, integral, and derivative (PID) control methods [6] which are suitable for efficient control of a helicopter

  16. Landing a Helicopter on a Moving Target Srikanth Saripalli and Gaurav S. Sukhatme

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    Landing a Helicopter on a Moving Target Srikanth Saripalli and Gaurav S. Sukhatme Abstract-- We present the design of an optimal trajectory controller for landing a helicopter on a moving target model of the helicopter to derive an optimal controller that is able to track an arbitrarily moving

  17. Feedforward and Feedback Control Behavior in Helicopter Pilots during a Lateral Reposition Task

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    Feedforward and Feedback Control Behavior in Helicopter Pilots during a Lateral Reposition Task F Pure feedback and pure open-loop feedforward helicopter pilot models are currently applied for predicting the perfor- mance of pilot-helicopter systems. We argue that feedback models are likely

  18. Formal Modeling and Verification of Operational Flight Program in a Small-Scale Unmanned Helicopter

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    Formal Modeling and Verification of Operational Flight Program in a Small-Scale Unmanned Helicopter helicopter and its onboard embedded computing system for flight control and real-time transmission and application services for an unmanned helicopter. It will be used for responding to disasters such as forest

  19. Formal Verification of Process Communications in Operational Flight Program for a Small-Scale Unmanned Helicopter

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    -Scale Unmanned Helicopter Dong-Ah Lee1 , Junbeom Yoo2 and Doo-Hyun Kim3 1, 2 School of Computer Science in demonstrating safety and correctness of safety-critical systems such as airplanes and helicopters. Small-scale unmanned helicopters have been increasingly developed and deployed for various scientific, commercial

  20. A Testbed for Mars Precision Landing Experiments by Emulating Spacecraft Dynamics on a Model Helicopter

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    Helicopter Srikanth Saripalli and Gaurav S. Sukhatme Robotics Embedded Systems Laboratory Department,gaurav}@robotics.usc.edu Abstract We propose the use of a model helicopter to emulate the landing dynamics of a spacecraft. Our controller accepts thruster inputs (like those on a spacecraft) and converts them into appropriate helicopter

  1. State Estimation of an Autonomous Helicopter Using Kalman Myungsoo Juny, Stergios I. Roumeliotisy, Gaurav S. Sukhatmez

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    State Estimation of an Autonomous Helicopter Using Kalman Filtering Myungsoo Juny, Stergios I the state of a robot helicopter using a combina- tion of gyroscopes, accelerometers, inclinometers and GPS modeling. The number of estimated states of helicopter is nine : three attitudes( ) from the gyroscopes

  2. HAWK: An Unmanned Mini Helicopter-based Aerial Wireless Kit for Localization

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    Liu, Benyuan

    HAWK: An Unmanned Mini Helicopter-based Aerial Wireless Kit for Localization Zhongli Liu, Yinjie, for conducting aerial localization. HAWK is a programmable mini helicopter - Draganflyer X6 - armed for the mini helicopter to fly a planned route. A Moore space filling curve is designed as a flight route

  3. Helicopter Routing for Maintaining Remote Sites in Alaska using a Genetic Algorithm

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    Mock, Kenrick

    Helicopter Routing for Maintaining Remote Sites in Alaska using a Genetic Algorithm Nicholas with little transportation infrastructure (none, between many villages), helicopters must be used to visit these sites. It is extremely expensive, primarily in fuel costs, to fly helicopters all over the state, so

  4. Visual Servoing of an Autonomous Helicopter in Urban Areas Using Feature Tracking

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    1 Visual Servoing of an Autonomous Helicopter in Urban Areas Using Feature Tracking Luis Mej of a vision-based feature tracking system for an autonomous helicopter. Visual sensing is used for estimating, autonomous helicopter I. INTRODUCTION Our goal is to build vision-guided autonomous flying robots. Vision

  5. Chaos in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Helicopter Flight-data Analysis

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    Taylor, James H.

    Chaos in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems ­ Helicopter Flight-data Analysis James H. Taylor1 and S of chaos in nonlinear dynamical systems is discussed, and approaches for the identification of chaos can only occur in systems with nonlinear dynamics. The recognition of chaos in a complex dynamical

  6. Strategies for network platform evolution

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    Shrivastava, Saujanya

    2012-01-01

    Managing a network platform business can be a complex preposition for the platform owner due to various intricacies that are associated with these platforms. These platforms have distinct users each having its own exclusive ...

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  8. Helicopter Brown-Out costs the US approximately $100 M per year in casualties/fatalities and signifi-

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    Helicopter Brown-Out costs the US approximately $100 M per year in casualties be used not only for mitigation but also to predict and avoid brown-out conditions. Helicopter Brown) data from RADARSAT-2 is analyzed for detection of soils susceptible to helicopter brown-out. He

  9. A Tale of Two Helicopters Srikanth Saripalli1, Jonathan M. Roberts2, Peter I. Corke2, Gregg Buskey3 2

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    A Tale of Two Helicopters Srikanth Saripalli1, Jonathan M. Roberts2, Peter I. Corke2, Gregg Buskey3- tonomous helicopters developed at USC and CSIRO. The most significant differences are in the accuracy independently de- veloped helicopter control architectures. We discovered some small differences in the control

  10. Towards a Fully Autonomous Indoor Helicopter Slawomir Grzonka, Samir Bouabdallah, Giorgio Grisetti, Wolfram Burgard and Roland Siegwart

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    Teschner, Matthias

    Towards a Fully Autonomous Indoor Helicopter Slawomir Grzonka, Samir Bouabdallah, Giorgio Grisetti the interest of the scientific community in the Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV), fully autonomous micro-helicopters semi- autonomous coaxial helicopter which is able to fly for three minutes. Unfortunately, none

  11. A First-Order Stochastic Prognostic System for the Diagnosis of Helicopter Rotor Systems for the US Navy

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    Luger, George

    A First-Order Stochastic Prognostic System for the Diagnosis of Helicopter Rotor Systems for the US a diagnostic system for the US Navy to use in the analysis of the "running health" of helicopter rotor systems the data sets of actual helicopter rotor failures supplied by the US Navy. We discuss both critical

  12. Etude de l'impact sur pale d'hlicoptre Study of impact on helicopter blade

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Etude de l'impact sur pale d'hélicoptčre Study of impact on helicopter blade I. Tawk 1 , J in structures similar to sections of helicopter blades subjected to an impact. These complex composite from 30 to 130 m / s. The tests are recorded by a camera that allows acquisitions of 120,000 fps

  13. Helicopter Gear-Mesh ANC Concept Demonstration Douglas G. MacMartin1

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    MacMynowski, Douglas G. - MacMynowski, Douglas G.

    Helicopter Gear-Mesh ANC Concept Demonstration Douglas G. MacMartin1 , Mark W. Davis1 , Charles A irritating components of helicopter interior noise comes from high frequency structure-borne gear-mesh tones generated within the transmission gear box. The challenges in the control design for this problem result

  14. Comparison of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Platforms for Assessing Vegetation Cover in Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystems

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    Robert P. Breckenridge; Maxine Dakins; Stephen Bunting; Jerry Harbour; Sera White

    2011-09-01

    In this study, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a quick and safe method for monitoring biotic resources was evaluated. Vegetation cover and the amount of bare ground are important factors in understanding the sustainability of many ecosystems and assessment of rangeland health. Methods that improve speed and cost efficiency could greatly improve how biotic resources are monitored on western lands. Sagebrush steppe ecosystems provide important habitat for a variety of species (including sage grouse and pygmy rabbit). Improved methods are needed to support monitoring these habitats because there are not enough resource specialists or funds available for comprehensive ground evaluations. In this project, two UAV platforms, fixed wing and helicopter, were used to collect still-frame imagery to assess vegetation cover in sagebrush steppe ecosystems. This paper discusses the process for collecting and analyzing imagery from the UAVs to (1) estimate percent cover for six different vegetation types (shrub, dead shrub, grass, forb, litter, and bare ground) and (2) locate sage grouse using representative decoys. The field plots were located on the Idaho National Engineering (INL) site west of Idaho Falls, Idaho, in areas with varying amounts and types of vegetation cover. A software program called SamplePoint was used along with visual inspection to evaluate percent cover for the six cover types. Results were compared against standard field measurements to assess accuracy. The comparison of fixed-wing and helicopter UAV technology against field estimates shows good agreement for the measurement of bare ground. This study shows that if a high degree of detail and data accuracy is desired, then a helicopter UAV may be a good platform to use. If the data collection objective is to assess broad-scale landscape level changes, then the collection of imagery with a fixed-wing system is probably more appropriate.

  15. Transactional Network Platform: Applications

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    Katipamula, Srinivas; Lutes, Robert G.; Ngo, Hung; Underhill, Ronald M.

    2013-10-31

    In FY13, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with funding from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building Technologies Office (BTO) designed, prototyped and tested a transactional network platform to support energy, operational and financial transactions between any networked entities (equipment, organizations, buildings, grid, etc.). Initially, in FY13, the concept demonstrated transactions between packaged rooftop air conditioners and heat pump units (RTUs) and the electric grid using applications or "agents" that reside on the platform, on the equipment, on a local building controller or in the Cloud. The transactional network project is a multi-lab effort with Oakridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) also contributing to the effort. PNNL coordinated the project and also was responsible for the development of the transactional network (TN) platform and three different applications associated with RTUs. This document describes two applications or "agents" in details, and also summarizes the platform. The TN platform details are described in another companion document.

  16. A Helicopter-Borne Video Thermal Infrared Survey Of The Rotorua...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    A Helicopter-Borne Video Thermal Infrared Survey Of The Rotorua Geothermal Field Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: A...

  17. Design and implimentation of a supervisory safety controller for a 3DOF helicopter

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    Ishutkina, Mariya A. (Mariya Aleksandrovna)

    2004-01-01

    This research effort presents the design and implementation of a supervisory controller for a 3DOF helicopter. This safety critical system is used in undergraduate laboratories in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics ...

  18. Design and control of an autonomous variable-pitch quadrotor helicopter

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    Cutler, Mark Johnson

    2012-01-01

    The aerospace community, particularly in academia, has seen a recent rise in the popularity of fixed-pitch quadrotor helicopters. The fixed-pitch quadrotor is popular largely because of its mechanical simplicity relative ...

  19. Supplier relationship management best practices applied to the manufacture of a helicopter airframe in China

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    King, R. Jon (Ralph Jon)

    2009-01-01

    Sikorsky's recently begun program to manufacture the S-76 helicopter airframe at a supplier in China is examined as a case study of supplier relationship management. Best practices and key principles from the literature ...

  20. THE PLATFORMS ENABLING WIRELESS

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    Scheuermann, Peter

    THE PLATFORMS ENABLING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS By Jason Hill, Mike Horton, Ralph Kling always-on power requirements. Unlike cell phones and wireless laptops, periodic recharging is not possible for most wireless sensor net- works. In many cases, devices are placed in the field for years

  1. Service platform strategy : social networking and mobile service platform perspectives

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    Yoo, Jang Hoon, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01

    The significance of the service platform is increasing, while studies on this phenomenon remain scarce and insufficient. Most of the researches focus on products, market segmentation and how platform triggers innovation ...

  2. Helicopter Surveys for Locating Wells and Leaking Oilfield Infrastructure

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    Hammack, R.W.; Veloski, G.A.; Hodges, G. (Fugro Airborne Surveys)

    2006-10-01

    Prior to the injection of CO2 into geological formations, either for enhanced oil recovery or for CO2 sequestration, it is necessary to locate wells that perforate the target formation and are within the radius of influence for planned injection wells. Locating and plugging wells is necessary because improperly plugged well bores provide the most rapid route for CO2 escape to the surface. This paper describes the implementation and evaluation of helicopter and ground-based well detection strategies at a 100+ year old oilfield in Wyoming where a CO2 flood is planned. This project was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and Fugro Airborne Surveys

  3. Mobility platform coupling device and method for coupling mobility platforms

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    Shirey, David L. (Albuquerque, NM); Hayward, David R. (Albuquerque, NM); Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2002-01-01

    A coupling device for connecting a first mobility platform to a second mobility platform in tandem. An example mobility platform is a robot. The coupling device has a loose link mode for normal steering conditions and a locking position, tight link mode for navigation across difficult terrain and across obstacles, for traversing chasms, and for navigating with a reduced footprint in tight steering conditions.

  4. North Sea platforms revamped

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    O'Hare, J.

    1999-12-01

    Many of the early North Sea platforms are reaching their end-of-field life. Most are still equipped with their original drilling package. In a few cases the package has either been removed or decommissioned. The early installations were designed for much simpler and less demanding wells than the horizontal, extended-reach or designer wells common today. Extended-reach wells now can be drilled realistically from ageing platforms, without incurring massive capital expenditure. This can be achieved using the existing drilling package to the limit of its capabilities and supplementing where necessary with relatively minor upgrades or the use of temporary equipment. Drilling even a few more wells from existing platforms not only prolongs field life, it enables any surplus processing capacity to be made available to develop near-field potential with extended-reach drilling (ERD) or by tying back subsea satellite wells, or for processing third-party fluids. The paper describes well design, surface equipment, mud pumps, shakers and solids control equipment, drill cuttings disposal systems, derrick and hoisting system, top drive and drillstring, downhole equipment, well planning, casing wear, logistics, rig preparations, and ERD vs. subsea tie-backs.

  5. Emissions characteristics of Military Helicopter Engines Fueled with JP-8 and a Fischer-Tropsch Fuel

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    Corporan, E.; DeWitt, M.; Klingshirn, Christopher D; Striebich, Richard; Cheng, Mengdawn

    2010-01-01

    The rapid growth in aviation activities and more stringent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations have increased concerns regarding aircraft emissions, due to their harmful health and environmental impacts, especially in the vicinity of airports and military bases. In this study, the gaseous and particulate-matter emissions of two General Electric T701C engines and one T700 engine were evaluated. The T700 series engines power the U.S. Army's Black Hawk and Apache helicopters. The engines were fueled with standard military JP-8 fuel and were tested at three power settings. In addition, one of the T701C engines was operated on a natural-gas-derived Fischer-Tropsch synthetic paraffinic kerosene jet fuel. Test results show that the T701C engine emits significantly lower particulate-matter emissions than the T700 for all conditions tested. Particulate-matter mass emission indices ranged from 0.2-1.4 g/kg fuel for the T700 and 0.2-0.6 g/kg fuel for the T701C. Slightly higher NOx and lower CO emissions were observed for the T701C compared with the T700. Operation of the T701C with the Fischer-Tropsch fuel rendered dramatic reductions in soot emissions relative to operation on JP-8, due primarily to the lack of aromatic compounds in the alternative fuel. The Fischer-Tropsch fuel also produced smaller particles and slight reductions in CO emissions.

  6. Interactions between Night Vision and Brownout Accidents: The Loss of a UK RAF Puma Helicopter on Operational Duty in Iraq, November 2007

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    Johnson, Chris

    Interactions between Night Vision and Brownout Accidents: The Loss of a UK RAF Puma Helicopter particles, typically from helicopter downwash. We present a detailed case study of the loss of a Royal Air, including `brown out' conditions. Introduction There have been more than 120 US Army helicopter crashes

  7. 7,511,624 -Aviation Overview: Device for monitoring the tracking, balance and integrity of helicopter and propeller

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    of helicopter and propeller blades Researchers at Montana State University have developed a LIDAR (Light monitoring, used from the ground or as a carry-on instrument. [This technology was tested by sensing the wing of any helicopter or propeller driven aircraft.] Application · Rotor and propeller tracking ­ rotor wing

  8. Design and implementation of a hardware-in-the-loop simulation system for small-scale UAV helicopters q

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    Benmei, Chen

    Design and implementation of a hardware-in-the-loop simulation system for small-scale UAV: Hardware-in-the-loop simulation UAV Helicopter Flight control a b s t r a c t We present in the paper constructed unmanned-aerial-vehicle (UAV) helicopter systems. Real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation is one

  9. Systematic design methodology and construction of UAV helicopters q Guowei Cai, Lin Feng, Ben M. Chen *, Tong H. Lee

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    Benmei, Chen

    Systematic design methodology and construction of UAV helicopters q Guowei Cai, Lin Feng, Ben M 2008 Keywords: UAV helicopters Virtual design environment Anti-vibration Hardware construction a b-scale UAV helicop- ters. The systematic design procedure, which includes hardware component selection

  10. Universal Developer Platform for MachinePlatform for Machine

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    1 Universal Developer Platform for MachinePlatform for Machine Control Applications Hansjoerg will need some things: · Senses · Means June 24-26, 2008 ETH Zurich #12;2 And for Machine Control? June 24 ETH Zurich Conclusion: big effort for things that have little to do with Machine Control Multi

  11. Energy Tracking Software Platform

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    Ryan Davis; Nathan Bird; Rebecca Birx; Hal Knowles

    2011-04-04

    Acceleration has created an interactive energy tracking and visualization platform that supports decreasing electric, water, and gas usage. Homeowners have access to tools that allow them to gauge their use and track progress toward a smaller energy footprint. Real estate agents have access to consumption data, allowing for sharing a comparison with potential home buyers. Home builders have the opportunity to compare their neighborhood's energy efficiency with competitors. Home energy raters have a tool for gauging the progress of their clients after efficiency changes. And, social groups are able to help encourage members to reduce their energy bills and help their environment. EnergyIT.com is the business umbrella for all energy tracking solutions and is designed to provide information about our energy tracking software and promote sales. CompareAndConserve.com (Gainesville-Green.com) helps homeowners conserve energy through education and competition. ToolsForTenants.com helps renters factor energy usage into their housing decisions.

  12. PlatformIndependentModel(PIM)and PlatformSpecificModel(PSM)for

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    Suzuki, Jun

    PlatformIndependentModel(PIM)and PlatformSpecificModel(PSM)for Super Catalog. OMGAdoptedSpecification dtc/03-09-01 #12;#12;PlatformIndependentModel(PIM)and PlatformSpecificModel(PSM

  13. A Functional Test Platform for the Community Land Model

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    Xu, Yang [ORNL] [ORNL; Thornton, Peter E [ORNL] [ORNL; King, Anthony Wayne [ORNL] [ORNL; Steed, Chad A [ORNL] [ORNL; Gu, Lianhong [ORNL] [ORNL; Schuchart, Joseph [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    A functional test platform is presented to create direct linkages between site measurements and the process-based ecosystem model within the Community Earth System Models (CESM). The platform consists of three major parts: 1) interactive user interfaces, 2) functional test model and 3) observational datasets. It provides much needed integration interfaces for both field experimentalists and ecosystem modelers to improve the model s representation of ecosystem processes within the CESM framework without large software overhead.

  14. NEW COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR THE PREDICTION AND ANALYSIS OF HELICOPTER ACOUSTICS \\Lambda

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    NEW COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR THE PREDICTION AND ANALYSIS OF HELICOPTER ACOUSTICS \\Lambda Roger C. The paper describes each method and presents sample results for three test cases. The first case consists of in­plane high­speed impulsive noise and the other two cases show idealized parallel and oblique blade

  15. Design of an Optimal Flight Control System with Integral Augmented Compensator for a Nonlinear UAV Helicopter

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    Li, Yangmin

    Design of an Optimal Flight Control System with Integral Augmented Compensator for a Nonlinear UAV presents the development of an optimal flight control system for a small-scale Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV and the controller design. In this work, the comprehensive nonlinear model of the helicopter system is derived from

  16. Serial siphon valving for centrifugal microfluidic platforms

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    2010-01-01

    2006). 1.1 Valving on centrifugal micro?uidic platforms AsSerial siphon valving for centrifugal micro?uidic platformsThe advantages offered by centrifugal micro?uidic platforms

  17. Observations of Physical Properties and Currents in the Northern Gulf of Mexico during Summer, 2002-2004, and Currents from January to July 2006 

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    Lalime, Michael

    2010-07-14

    no correlation between winds observed at the Brutus platform and currents observed at 51 m at the Ocean Star platform was found....

  18. Experimental analysis of the vorticity and turbulent flow dynamics of a pitching airfoil at realistic flight (helicopter) conditions 

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    Sahoo, Dipankar

    2008-10-10

    Improved basic understanding, predictability, and controllability of vortex-dominated and unsteady aerodynamic flows are important in enhancement of the performance of next generation helicopters. The primary objective of this research project...

  19. A model for prediction of the damage and effects of explosive projectiles on helicopter composite material rotor blades 

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    Mikel, Tilden Newton

    1982-01-01

    Projectiles on Helicopter Composite Material Rotor Blades. (December 1982) Tilden Newton Nikel, B. S. , Texas AAM University; N . S . , Texas A&N University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Clarence L. Hough Jr. A number of damage models have been.... The funding for the ballistic tests conducted during this research was provided 'by Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. , Fort cnorth, Texs s, TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ABSTRACT. . . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ACKNOWLEDGMENT TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF TABLES. LIST...

  20. Biomass Program 2007 Accomplishments - Thermochemical Conversion Platform

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    none,

    2009-10-27

    This document details the accomplishments of the Biomass Program Thermochemical Conversion Platform in 2007.

  1. Biomass Program 2007 Accomplishments - Biochemical Conversion Platform

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    none,

    2009-10-27

    This document details accomplishments of the Biomass Program Biochemical Conversion Platform accomplishments in 2007.

  2. Using Unmanned Helicopters to Assess Vegetation Cover in Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystems

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    Robert P. Breckenridge; Maxine Dakins; Stephen Bunting; Jerry Harbour; Randy Lee

    2012-07-01

    Evaluating vegetation cover is an important factor in understanding the sustainability of many ecosystems. Methods that have sufficient accuracy and improved cost efficiency could dramatically alter how biotic resources are monitored on both public and private lands. This will be of interest to land managers because there are rarely enough resource specialists or funds available for comprehensive ground evaluations. In this project, unmanned helicopters were used to collect still-frame imagery to assess vegetation cover during May, June, and July in 2005. The images were used to estimate percent cover for six vegetative cover classes (shrub, dead shrub, grass, forbs, litter, and bare ground). The field plots were located on the INL site west of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Ocular assessments of digital imagery were performed using a software program called SamplePoint, and the results were compared against field measurements collected using a point-frame method to assess accuracy. The helicopter imagery evaluation showed a high degree of agreement with field cover class values for litter, bare ground, and grass, and reasonable agreement for dead shrubs. Shrub cover was often overestimated and forbs were generally underestimated. The helicopter method took 45% less time than the field method to set plots and collect and analyze data. This study demonstrates that UAV technology provides a viable method for monitoring vegetative cover on rangelands in less time and with lower costs. Tradeoffs between cost and accuracy are critical management decisions that are important when managing vegetative conditions across vast sagebrush ecosystems throughout the Intermountain West.

  3. 2009 Feedstocks Platform Review Report

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    Ferrell, John

    2009-12-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program‘s Feedstock platform review meeting, held on April 8–10, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C.

  4. 2009 Analysis Platform Review Report

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    Ferrell, John

    2009-12-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Analysis platform review meeting, held on February 18, 2009, at the Marriott Residence Inn, National Harbor, Maryland.

  5. Platform failures : lessons for strategic management

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    Vardhan, Harsh, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2015-01-01

    Most internet business models today are positioned as platforms that connect two or more groups of users. From online social networking to electronic retail, we find that multi-sided platforms are penetrating consumers' ...

  6. Pneumatic pumping in centrifugal microfluidic platforms

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    Gorkin, Robert; Clime, Liviu; Madou, Marc; Kido, Horacio

    2010-01-01

    Reciprocating ?ow-based centrifugal micro?uidics mixer. RevSerial siphon valving for centrifugal micro?uidic platforms.PAPER Pneumatic pumping in centrifugal micro?uidic platforms

  7. New Phase-Integral Method Platform Function

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    S. Yngve; B. Thidé

    2009-12-30

    The phase-integral method (PIM) is an asymptotic method of the geometrical optics or semi-classical type for solving approximately, but in many cases very accurately, a wide class of differential equations in physics. Unlike the related (J)WKB method, the higher-order corrections in the PIM can be generated from a generic, unspecified base function, providing added symmetry and flexibility. However, with the conventional approach of using the next-to-lowest (third) order correction to the integrand in the phase integral as a platform for calculating higher (fifth, seventh, ninth,...) order corrections, the higher-order calculations very often become quite complicated. We therefore introduce a new platform function, which considerably simplifies the calculation of the third-order contribution for a wide range of problems. We also present directly integrable conditions for the phase integral, which so far seem to have gone unnoticed. For a large number of observables, our analysis makes a clearer distinction between physical and, in a sense, unphysical contributions.

  8. Platform for immobilization and observation of subcellular processes

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McKnight, Timothy E.; Kalluri, Udaya C.; Melechko, Anatoli V.

    2014-08-26

    A method of immobilizing matter for imaging that includes providing an array of nanofibers and directing matter to the array of the nanofibers. The matter is immobilized when contacting at least three nanofibers of the array of nanofibers simultaneously. Adjacent nanofibers in the array of nanofibers may be separated by a pitch as great as 100 microns. The immobilized matter on the array of nanofibers may then be imaged. In some examples, the matter may be cell matter, such as protoplasts.

  9. A simulation model of the response of molting Pacific black brant to helicopter disturbance 

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    Miller, Mark Wayne

    1991-01-01

    on molting Pacific black brant near Teshekpuk Lake, Alaska. Locations of 18, 118 brant were digitized into the model based on 10 years of aerial survey data. Bell 206 and Bell 412 helicopters were simulated flying across the molting grounds along various... Bell 412 around the northezn edge, 1-mile inland parallel to the coast 50 times/day, could cause heavy weight loss to 25% of the molting population. iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I thank Dr. Milton W. Weller for the opportunity to study under his...

  10. Turbine engine airfoil and platform assembly

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    Campbell, Christian X. (Oviedo, FL); James, Allister W. (Chuluota, FL); Morrison, Jay A. (Oviedo, FL)

    2012-07-31

    A turbine airfoil (22A) is formed by a first process using a first material. A platform (30A) is formed by a second process using a second material that may be different from the first material. The platform (30A) is assembled around a shank (23A) of the airfoil. One or more pins (36A) extend from the platform into holes (28) in the shank (23A). The platform may be formed in two portions (32A, 34A) and placed around the shank, enclosing it. The two platform portions may be bonded to each other. Alternately, the platform (30B) may be cast around the shank (23B) using a metal alloy with better castability than that of the blade and shank, which may be specialized for thermal tolerance. The pins (36A-36D) or holes for them do not extend to an outer surface (31) of the platform, avoiding stress concentrations.

  11. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated Biorefineries...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated Biorefineries 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated Biorefineries "This document summarizes the...

  12. A Dynamic Platform for Runtime Adaptation

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    Pham, Hubert

    We present a middleware platform for assembling pervasive applications that demand fault-tolerance and adaptivity in distributed, dynamic environments. Unlike typical adaptive middleware approaches, in which sophisticated ...

  13. The NTP Experimental Platform for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Tseng, Yu-Chee

    of three different sensor platforms: the III Zigbee Advanced Platform, the ITRI Sensor Platform platform, and the III ZigBee Advanced Platform [3], and can easily incorporate sensor systems developed protocols, such as Zigbee and IEEE 802.15.4, and to interoperate under common applications. More importantly

  14. Apparatus to position a microelectromechanical platform

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    Miller, Samuel Lee; Rodgers, Murray Steven

    2003-09-23

    The present invention comprises a microelectromechanical positioner to achieve substantially translational positioning of a platform without rotational motion, thereby maintaining a constant angular orientation of the platform during movement. A linkage mechanism of the positioner can comprise parallelogram linkages to constrain the rotational motion of the platform. Such linkages further can comprise flexural hinges or other turning joints at the linkage pivots to eliminate the need for rubbing surfaces. A plurality of the linkage mechanisms can be used to enable translational motion of the platform with two degrees of freedom. A variety of means can be used to actuate the positioner. Independent actuation of the anchor links of the linkage mechanisms with rotary electrostatic actuators can be used to provide controlled translational movement of the platform.

  15. An Evaluation of Sensing Platforms Used for Sensor Network Research

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    Kansas, University of

    An Evaluation of Sensing Platforms Used for Sensor Network Research Daniel T. Fokum, Dr. Victor S to complex sensor nodes; which include fully configured computers. Several of these platforms were evaluated ................................................................................................................. 2 3 Evaluation of Sensor Platforms

  16. ESF Mine Power Center Platforms

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    T.A. Misiak

    2000-02-10

    The purpose and objective of this analysis is to structurally evaluate the existing Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) mine power center (MPC) support frames and to design service platforms that will attach to the MPC support frames. This analysis follows the Development Plan titled ''Produce Additional Design for Title 111 Evaluation Report'' (CRWMS M&O 1999a). This analysis satisfies design recommended in the ''Title III Evaluation Report for the Surface and Subsurface Power System'' (CRWMS M&O 1999b, Section 7.6) and concurred with in the ''System Safety Evaluation of Title 111 Evaluation Reports Recommended Work'' (Gwyn 1999, Section 10.1.1). This analysis does not constitute a level-3 deliverable, a level-4 milestone, or a supporting work product. This document is not being prepared in support of the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR) Site Recommendation (SR), Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), or License Application (LA) and should not be cited as a reference in the MGR SR, EIS, or LA.

  17. Polymer-based platform for microfluidic systems

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Benett, William (Livermore, CA); Krulevitch, Peter (Pleasanton, CA); Maghribi, Mariam (Livermore, CA); Hamilton, Julie (Tracy, CA); Rose, Klint (Boston, MA); Wang, Amy W. (Oakland, CA)

    2009-10-13

    A method of forming a polymer-based microfluidic system platform using network building blocks selected from a set of interconnectable network building blocks, such as wire, pins, blocks, and interconnects. The selected building blocks are interconnectably assembled and fixedly positioned in precise positions in a mold cavity of a mold frame to construct a three-dimensional model construction of a microfluidic flow path network preferably having meso-scale dimensions. A hardenable liquid, such as poly (dimethylsiloxane) is then introduced into the mold cavity and hardened to form a platform structure as well as to mold the microfluidic flow path network having channels, reservoirs and ports. Pre-fabricated elbows, T's and other joints are used to interconnect various building block elements together. After hardening the liquid the building blocks are removed from the platform structure to make available the channels, cavities and ports within the platform structure. Microdevices may be embedded within the cast polymer-based platform, or bonded to the platform structure subsequent to molding, to create an integrated microfluidic system. In this manner, the new microfluidic platform is versatile and capable of quickly generating prototype systems, and could easily be adapted to a manufacturing setting.

  18. Commercial-Grade, Scalable Support and Training Services Platform...

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

    Services Platform Commercial-Grade, Scalable Support and Training Services Platform Lead Performer: Big Ladder Software - Denver, CO DOE Funding: 149,554 Cost Share: NA...

  19. Web Machines : a new platform for application construction and execution

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    Bryant, Robert A., M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01

    In today's world, computer application platforms are becoming increasingly important in providing positive application end-user and developer experiences. While there are many successful application platforms available, ...

  20. Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform - 2014 BTO Peer...

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

    Data (SEED) Platform - 2014 BTO Peer Review Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform - 2014 BTO Peer Review Project Objective The Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED)...

  1. Methane and Methanotrophic Bacteria as a Biotechnological Platform...

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

    Methane and Methanotrophic Bacteria as a Biotechnological Platform Methane and Methanotrophic Bacteria as a Biotechnological Platform Breakout Session 2-B: NewEmerging Pathways...

  2. Multilayer Platform for Ultra-Low-Loss Waveguide Applications

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    2012-01-01

    1, 2012 Multilayer Platform for Ultra-Low-Loss Waveguidepreviously demonstrated ultra-low-loss technologies. Groupet al. : MULTILAYER PLATFORM FOR ULTRA-LOW-LOSS WAVEGUIDE

  3. Standard Energy Efficiency Database Platform - 2013 BTO Peer...

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    Database Platform - 2013 BTO Peer Review Standard Energy Efficiency Database Platform - 2013 BTO Peer Review commlbldgs09prindle040313.pdf More Documents & Publications Buildings...

  4. Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform | Department of Energy

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    Commercial Buildings Analysis Tools Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform An error occurred. Try watching this video on...

  5. Adapting On-Site Electrical Generation Platforms for Producer...

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    Adapting On-Site Electrical Generation Platforms for Producer Gas - Fact Sheet, April 2014 Adapting On-Site Electrical Generation Platforms for Producer Gas - Fact Sheet, April...

  6. An Integrated Platform for Engine Performance Simulations and...

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    An Integrated Platform for Engine Performance Simulations and Optimization under Diesel Conditions An Integrated Platform for Engine Performance Simulations and Optimization under...

  7. Visualization of vibration experienced in offshore platforms

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    Patrikalakis, Alexander Marinos Charles

    2010-01-01

    In this thesis, I design and evaluate methods to optimize the visualization of vortex-induced vibration (VIV) in marine risers. VIV is vibration experienced by marine risers in offshore drilling platforms due to ocean ...

  8. Serial siphon valving for centrifugal microfluidic platforms

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2010-01-01

    centrifugal pumping eliminates the need for large power supplies and/or pumpsCentrifugal micro?uidics is one such platform with many advantages over typical, pressure-pump

  9. Linked data platform for web applications

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    Presbrey, Joe (Joseph Warren)

    2014-01-01

    Most of today's web applications are tightly coupled to proprietary server backends that store and control all user data. This thesis presents Linked Data as a decentralized web app platform, eliminating vendor lock-in, ...

  10. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Algae

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    Yang, Joyce

    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Algae Platform Review meeting.

  11. Cloud Based Applications and Platforms (Presentation)

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    Brodt-Giles, D.

    2014-05-15

    Presentation to the Cloud Computing East 2014 Conference, where we are highlighting our cloud computing strategy, describing the platforms on the cloud (including Smartgrid.gov), and defining our process for implementing cloud based applications.

  12. Digital Construction Platform: A Compound Arm Approach

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    Spielberg, Nathan A.

    2014-01-01

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

  13. High index contrast platform for silicon photonics

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    Akiyama, Shoji, 1972-

    2004-01-01

    This thesis focuses on silicon-based high index contrast (HIC) photonics. In addition to mature fiber optics or low index contrast (LIC) platform, which is often referred to as Planar Lightwave Cirrcuit (PLC) or Silica ...

  14. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Analysis

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    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Analysis Platform Review meeting.

  15. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Sustainability

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    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Sustainability Platform Review meeting.

  16. Cell Culture on MEMS Platforms: A Review

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    Ni, Ming

    Microfabricated systems provide an excellent platform for the culture of cells, and are an extremely useful tool for the investigation of cellular responses to various stimuli. Advantages offered over traditional methods ...

  17. Platforms for Engineering Experimental Biomedical Systems

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    Austin, Mark

    1 Platforms for Engineering Experimental Biomedical Systems Matthew Mosteller Institute for Systems, validation, and verification of systems for biomedical experiments in laboratory and clinical applications that enables formal validation and verification of biomedical devices. Looking forward, the capabilities

  18. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Feedstock

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    McCann, Laura

    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Feedstock Platform Review meeting.

  19. Realization of the Sensor Web Concept for Earth Science using Mobile Robotic Platforms

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    Egerstedt, Magnus

    resolution models that are needed for expanding our understanding of Earth system change. These observations1 Realization of the Sensor Web Concept for Earth Science using Mobile Robotic Platforms Ayanna M the construction of a new system of in-situ science observations that requires higher spatial and temporal

  20. Functional design criteria for standard hydrogen monitoring system portable platform

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    Schneider, T.C.

    1997-01-17

    Functional design description for a Standard-E cabinet arrangement Standard Hydrogen Monitoring System Portable Platform.

  1. Traffic information computing platform for big data

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    Duan, Zongtao Li, Ying Zheng, Xibin Liu, Yan Dai, Jiting Kang, Jun

    2014-10-06

    Big data environment create data conditions for improving the quality of traffic information service. The target of this article is to construct a traffic information computing platform for big data environment. Through in-depth analysis the connotation and technology characteristics of big data and traffic information service, a distributed traffic atomic information computing platform architecture is proposed. Under the big data environment, this type of traffic atomic information computing architecture helps to guarantee the traffic safety and efficient operation, more intelligent and personalized traffic information service can be used for the traffic information users.

  2. DOCUMENTATION, DEPLOYMENT AND EXTENSION OF A VERSATILE AND RAPIDLY RECONFIGURABLE UAV GNC RESEARCH PLATFORM

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    Toepke, Samuel Lee

    2012-01-01

    are: 1. A ?xed wing aircraft with a single rotary engine. 2.A helicopter with four rotary engines (quadrotor). The ?xedcases above both use rotary engines and propellers. • Way to

  3. 2009 Biochemical Conversion Platform Review Report

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    Ferrell, John

    2009-12-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Biochemical Conversion platform review meeting, held on April 14-16, 2009, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado.

  4. The Durham ELT adaptive optics simulation platform

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    Alastair Basden; Timothy Butterley; Richard Myers; Richard Wilson

    2006-11-09

    Adaptive optics systems are essential on all large telescopes where image quality is important. These are complex systems with many design parameters requiring optimisation before good performance can be achieved. The simulation of adaptive optics systems is therefore necessary to categorise the expected performance. This paper describes an adaptive optics simulation platform, developed at Durham University, which can be used to simulate adaptive optics systems on the largest proposed future extremely large telescopes (ELTs) as well as current systems. This platform is modular, object oriented and has the benefit of hardware application acceleration which can be used to improve the simulation performance, essential for ensuring that the run time of a given simulation is acceptable. The simulation platform described here can be highly parallelised using parallelisation techniques suited for adaptive optics simulation, whilst still offering the user complete control while the simulation is running. Results from the simulation of a ground layer adaptive optics system are provided as an example to demonstrate the flexibility of this simulation platform.

  5. 2009 Integrated Biorefinery Platform Review Report

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    Ferrell, John

    2009-12-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program‘s Integrated Biorefinery (IBR) platform review meeting, held on February 18–19, 2009, at the Westin National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland.

  6. Pseudomonas fluorescens -A robust manufacturing platform

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    Lebendiker, Mario

    Pseudomonas fluorescens -A robust manufacturing platform Reprinted from July/August 2004 Speciality at efficient- ly transporting single chain antibodies and other mammalian-derived proteins. In addition production. Dowpharma, a contract manufacturing services unit of Dow Chemical, has developed a manufacturing

  7. Microfluidic Platforms for Capturing Circulating Tumor Cells

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    Tang, William C

    Microfluidic Platforms for Capturing Circulating Tumor Cells Sweta Gupta, Allison C. Baker-cost microfluidic device that can be used to isolate and capture circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from whole blood. The device was made from polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) consisting of a microfluidic channel with microposts

  8. Yangzhong Tang Functional Genomics Platform@ Whitehead Institute

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    Sabatini, David M.

    Yangzhong Tang Functional Genomics Platform@ Whitehead Institute June 1st, 2015 Entering the CRISPR-Cas9 Era #12;Outline · The Human Genome o Basics and timeline o Exponential increase in genomic data o How to use the big data for biological discoveries · Functional Genomics · CRISPR-Cas systems o

  9. 2009 Thermochemical Conversion Platform Review Report

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    Ferrell, John

    2009-12-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Thermochemical Conversion platform review meeting, held on April 14-16, 2009, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado.

  10. An Energy-Efficient Biomedical Signal Processing Platform

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    Kwong, Joyce

    This paper presents an energy-efficient processing platform for wearable sensor nodes, designed to support diverse biological signals and algorithms. The platform features a 0.5V-1.0V 16b microcontroller, SRAM, and ...

  11. Data collection and management of a mobile sensor platform

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    Rosenfeld, Abraham M

    2013-01-01

    This thesis explores the development of a platform to better collect and manage data from multiple senor inputs mounted on a car sensor platform. Specifically, focusing on the collection and synchronization of multiple ...

  12. Failure to Launch: Critical Mass in Platform Businesses

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    Evans, David S.

    Platform businesses add value by facilitating interactions between customers who are attracted in part by network externalities. Two-sided platform businesses with low costs of reversing participation status have become ...

  13. SERS diagnostic platforms, methods and systems microarrays, biosensors and biochips

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    Vo-Dinh, Tuan (Knoxville, TN)

    2007-09-11

    A Raman integrated sensor system for the detection of targets including biotargets includes at least one sampling platform, at least one receptor probe disposed on the sampling platform, and an integrated circuit detector system communicably connected to the receptor. The sampling platform is preferably a Raman active surface-enhanced scattering (SERS) platform, wherein the Raman sensor is a SERS sensor. The receptors can include at least one protein receptor and at least one nucleic acid receptor.

  14. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Thermochemical Conversion...

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    Thermochemical Conversion 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Thermochemical Conversion "This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an...

  15. Storage Exchange: A Global Trading Platform for Storage Services

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    Melbourne, University of

    Storage Exchange: A Global Trading Platform for Storage Services Martin Placek and Rajkumar Buyya}@csse.unimelb.edu.au Abstract. The Storage Exchange (SX) is a new platform allowing stor- age to be treated as a tradeable resource. Organisations with varying storage requirements can use the SX platform to trade and exchange

  16. Storage Exchange: A Global Trading Platform for Storage Services

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    Melbourne, University of

    Storage Exchange: A Global Trading Platform for Storage Services Martin Placek and Rajkumar Buyya,raj}@csse.unimelb.edu.au Abstract. The Storage Exchange (SX) is a new platform allowing stor- age to be treated as a tradeable resource. Organisations with varying storage requirements can use the SX platform to trade and exchange

  17. Control Theoretic Adaptive Monitoring Tools for the Android Platform

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    Guirguis, Mina S. - Department of Computer Science, Texas State University

    Control Theoretic Adaptive Monitoring Tools for the Android Platform DAVID REYNOLDS Department the duty cycles of the monitors. Our models and results are validated on the Android platform through emulation and real implementation on the Nexus 7 tablet. I. INTRODUCTION Motivation: The Android platform

  18. PAYLOAD POINTING AND ACTIVE VIBRATION ISOLATION USING HEXAPOD PLATFORMS

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    PAYLOAD POINTING AND ACTIVE VIBRATION ISOLATION USING HEXAPOD PLATFORMS Hong-Jen Chen* , Ronald M isolation techniques on hexapods at the Spacecraft Research and Design Center (SRDC) of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The center has two hexapod platforms: Ultra Quiet Platform (UQP) and Precision Pointing

  19. DRAGONFLEYE: A PASSIVE APPROACH TO AERIAL COLLISION SENSING

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    Hornsey, Richard

    . A prototype was mounted on a Bell 205 helicopter for flight tests, with a Bell 206 helicopter acting the horizon compensates for angular motion of the helicopter platform. v #12;Acknowledgements The hardware

  20. Platform Based Design for Automotive Sensor Conditioning

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    Fanucci, L; Iozzi, F; Marino, C; Rocchi, A

    2011-01-01

    In this paper a general architecture suitable to interface several kinds of sensors for automotive applications is presented. A platform based design approach is pursued to improve system performance while minimizing time-to-market.. The platform is composed by an analog front-end and a digital section. The latter is based on a microcontroller core (8051 IP by Oregano) plus a set of dedicated hardware dedicated to the complex signal processing required for sensor conditioning. The microcontroller handles also the communication with external devices (as a PC) for data output and fast prototyping. A case study is presented concerning the conditioning of a Gyro yaw rate sensor for automotive applications. Measured performance results outperform current state-of-the-art commercial devices.

  1. CALIOPE and TAISIR airborne experiment platform

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    Chocol, C.J.

    1994-07-01

    Between 1950 and 1970, scientific ballooning achieved many new objectives and made a substantial contribution to understanding near-earth and space environments. In 1986, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) began development of ballooning technology capable of addressing issues associated with precision tracking of ballistic missiles. In 1993, the Radar Ocean Imaging Project identified the need for a low altitude (1 km) airborne platform for its Radar system. These two technologies and experience base have been merged with the acquisition of government surplus Aerostats by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The CALIOPE and TAISIR Programs can benefit directly from this technology by using the Aerostat as an experiment platform for measurements of the spill facility at NTS.

  2. The LEDA Platform Combinatorial and Geometric Computing

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    Mehlhorn, Kurt

    ~iher** and Christian Uhrig*** Abstract. We give an overview of the LEDA platform for combinatorial and geometric in the text books of the area ([AtHJ83, Meh84, Tar83, CLR90, 0'R94, Woo93, Sed91, Kin90, van88, NH93 = (V, E), a node s G V, called the source, and a non-negative cost function on the edges cost : E -+ R

  3. Year 2 Report: Protein Function Prediction Platform

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    Zhou, C E

    2012-04-27

    Upon completion of our second year of development in a 3-year development cycle, we have completed a prototype protein structure-function annotation and function prediction system: Protein Function Prediction (PFP) platform (v.0.5). We have met our milestones for Years 1 and 2 and are positioned to continue development in completion of our original statement of work, or a reasonable modification thereof, in service to DTRA Programs involved in diagnostics and medical countermeasures research and development. The PFP platform is a multi-scale computational modeling system for protein structure-function annotation and function prediction. As of this writing, PFP is the only existing fully automated, high-throughput, multi-scale modeling, whole-proteome annotation platform, and represents a significant advance in the field of genome annotation (Fig. 1). PFP modules perform protein functional annotations at the sequence, systems biology, protein structure, and atomistic levels of biological complexity (Fig. 2). Because these approaches provide orthogonal means of characterizing proteins and suggesting protein function, PFP processing maximizes the protein functional information that can currently be gained by computational means. Comprehensive annotation of pathogen genomes is essential for bio-defense applications in pathogen characterization, threat assessment, and medical countermeasure design and development in that it can short-cut the time and effort required to select and characterize protein biomarkers.

  4. SGP Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC): Measurement Platforms

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    MA Miller; R Avissar; LK Berg; SA Edgerton; ML Fischer; TJ Jackson; B. Kustas; PJ Lamb; G McFarquhar; Q Min; B Schmid; MS Torn; DD Tuner

    2007-06-01

    The Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) will be conducted from June 8 to June 30, 2007, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (ACRF) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. Data will be collected using eight aircraft equipped with a variety of specialized sensors, four specially instrumented surface sites, and two prototype surface radar systems. The architecture of CLASIC includes a high-altitude surveillance aircraft and enhanced vertical thermodynamic and wind profile measurements that will characterize the synoptic scale structure of the clouds and the land surface within the ACRF SGP site. Mesoscale and microscale structures will be sampled with a variety of aircraft, surface, and radar observations. An overview of the measurement platforms that will be used during the CLASIC are described in this report. The coordination of measurements, especially as it relates to aircraft flight plans, will be discussed in the CLASIC Implementation Plan.

  5. Navigation System for Ground Vehicles using Temporally Interconnected Observers

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    navigation technique for an automotive vehicle. This method involves several observers, each designed attitude measurements from an inertial measurement unit (IMU) is performed (at rest) on the launch platform

  6. Building a Community-Focused Data Platform

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    Turk, Matthew J.; Warren, Michael S.; Skillman, Samuel W.

    2014-06-10

    The National Data Service (NDS) presents a broad-reaching vision of integrating discovery, publishing, and sharing of data. Metcalfe's Law states that the value of a network increases with the number of connections in the network, not the number of nodes. The NDS must develop and steward connections not only between data, as is in its vision statement, but between individuals as well. We propose that this be accomplished by explicitly developing it as a platform on which data exploration can be constructed by individual researchers.

  7. Robotic vehicle with multiple tracked mobility platforms

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    Salton, Jonathan R. (Albuquerque, NM); Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM); Garretson, Justin (Albuquerque, NM); Hayward, David R. (Wetmore, CO); Hobart, Clinton G. (Albuquerque, NM); Deuel, Jr., Jamieson K. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2012-07-24

    A robotic vehicle having two or more tracked mobility platforms that are mechanically linked together with a two-dimensional coupling, thereby forming a composite vehicle of increased mobility. The robotic vehicle is operative in hazardous environments and can be capable of semi-submersible operation. The robotic vehicle is capable of remote controlled operation via radio frequency and/or fiber optic communication link to a remote operator control unit. The tracks have a plurality of track-edge scallop cut-outs that allow the tracks to easily grab onto and roll across railroad tracks, especially when crossing the railroad tracks at an oblique angle.

  8. Analytical laboratory and mobile sampling platform

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    Stetzenbach, K.; Smiecinski, A.

    1996-04-30

    This is the final report for the Analytical Laboratory and Mobile Sampling Platform project. This report contains only major findings and conclusions resulting from this project. Detailed reports of all activities performed for this project were provided to the Project Office every quarter since the beginning of the project. This report contains water chemistry data for samples collected in the Nevada section of Death Valley National Park (Triangle Area Springs), Nevada Test Site springs, Pahranagat Valley springs, Nevada Test Site wells, Spring Mountain springs and Crater Flat and Amargosa Valley wells.

  9. Climate Finance Options Platform | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar EnergyLawler,Coal Technologies Place:StandardsFinance Options Platform Jump

  10. China Low Carbon Platform | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoopButte County,Camilla,Thermal GradientChateau TebeauFuelsLow Carbon Platform Jump

  11. ARM - Field Campaign - Observations and Modeling of the Green...

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    directly outside the instrument container, a 10 m tower, a remote controlled helicopter, and a tethered balloon system. The final product will be the identification and...

  12. Platform Design forPlatform Design for Customizable Products withCustomizable Products with

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    (MPa) Volume (m^3) Market Demand (random) How can I handle this complex demand scenario? S2 S320 30 VPlatform Design forPlatform Design for Customizable Products withCustomizable Products with Non of Technology Atlanta, Georgia DETC2004/DTM-57469 Proceedings of DETC'04 ASME 2004 Design Engineering Technical

  13. VOLTTRON Lite: Integration Platform for the Transactional Network

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    Haack, Jereme N.; Katipamula, Srinivas; Akyol, Bora A.; Lutes, Robert G.

    2013-10-31

    In FY13, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with funding from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building Technologies Office (BTO) designed, prototyped and tested a transactional network platform. The platform is intended to support energy, operational and financial transactions between any networked entities (equipment, organizations, buildings, grid, etc.). Initially, in FY13, the concept demonstrated transactions between packaged rooftop units (RTUs) and the electric grid using applications or “agents” that reside on the platform, on the equipment, on local building controller or in the Cloud. This document describes the core of the transactional network platform, the Volttron Lite™ software and associated services hosted on the platform. Future enhancements are also discussed. The appendix of the document provides examples of how to use the various services hosted on the platform.

  14. Mechanically latchable tiltable platform for forming micromirrors and micromirror arrays

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    Garcia, Ernest J. (Albuquerque, NM); Polosky, Marc A. (Tijeras, NM); Sleefe, Gerard E. (Cedar Crest, NM)

    2006-12-12

    A microelectromechanical (MEM) apparatus is disclosed which includes a platform that can be electrostatically tilted from being parallel to a substrate on which the platform to being tilted at an angle of 1 20 degrees with respect to the substrate. Once the platform has been tilted to a maximum angle of tilt, the platform can be locked in position using an electrostatically-operable latching mechanism which engages a tab protruding below the platform. The platform has a light-reflective upper surface which can be optionally coated to provide an enhanced reflectivity and form a micromirror. An array of such micromirrors can be formed on a common substrate for applications including optical switching (e.g. for fiber optic communications), optical information processing, image projection displays or non-volatile optical memories.

  15. Vibration Model Validation for Linear Collider Detector Platforms

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    Bertsche, Kirk; Amann, J.W.; Markiewicz, T.W.; Oriunno, M.; Weidemann, A.; White, G.; /SLAC

    2012-05-16

    The ILC and CLIC reference designs incorporate reinforced-concrete platforms underneath the detectors so that the two detectors can each be moved onto and off of the beamline in a Push-Pull configuration. These platforms could potentially amplify ground vibrations, which would reduce luminosity. In this paper we compare vibration models to experimental data on reinforced concrete structures, estimate the impact on luminosity, and summarize implications for the design of a reinforced concrete platform for the ILC or CLIC detectors.

  16. Microbial Fuel Cells in a Microfluidic Platform | The Ames Laboratory

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    Microbial Fuel Cells in a Microfluidic Platform Microbial fuel cells have gained popularity as a viable, environmentally friendly alternative to batteries, once a few challenges...

  17. SCOR WG meeting November 2000 Innovative platform & deployment approaches

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    SCOR WG meeting November 2000 Innovative platform & deployment approaches: Challenges, potential 14 Sub Scotia Öbiomass(tonnes) missions 193-195 mission 196 AUV & Scotia biomass comparison

  18. Outage Performance of Double Stratospheric Platforms Diversity Systems

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    Gesbert, David

    /stratospheric platforms (HAPs) are either airships or planes that operate in the stratosphere, 17-22km above the ground [1

  19. Sandia Energy - Study Compares Floating-Platform Options for...

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    Study Compares Floating-Platform Options for Offshore Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines Home Renewable Energy Energy Partnership News Wind Energy News & Events Study Compares...

  20. Software platform for integrated water quality decision support systems

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    Software platform for integrated water quality decision support systems P. Cianchi*, S. Marsili Processing) modules with limited computing capacity. Defining agents as a self contained software program

  1. Design and Control of a Ship Motion Simulation Platform from...

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    Article: Design and Control of a Ship Motion Simulation Platform from an Energy Efficiency Perspective Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Design and Control of a Ship...

  2. Design and Optimization of a Biochemical Production Platform...

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    Review Eric J. Steen, Ph.D. Lygos, Inc. DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION OF A BIOCHEMICAL PRODUCTION PLATFORM WITH BIOSENSOR-GUIDED SYNTHETIC EVOLUTION 2 CELLULOSIC SUGARS MALONYL-COA...

  3. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Biochemical Conversion...

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    Biochemical Conversion 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Biochemical Conversion This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent...

  4. Towards Building a Blog Preservation Platform

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    Kasioumis, Nikos; Kalb, Hendrik

    2013-01-01

    Social media content and user participation has increased dramatically since the advent of Web 2.0. Blogs have become relevant to every aspect of business and personal life. Nevertheless, we do not have the right tools to aggregate and preserve blog content correctly, as well as to manage blog archives effectively. Given the rising importance of blogs, it is crucial to build systems to facilitate blog preservation, safeguarding an essential part of our heritage that will prove valuable for current and future generations. In this paper, we present our work in progress towards building a novel blog preservation platform featuring robust digital preservation, management and dissemination facilities for blogs. This work is part of the BlogForever project which is aiming to make an impact to the theory and practice of blog preservation by creating guidelines and software that any individual or organization could use to preserve their blogs.

  5. An Open and Integrated Management Platform for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Varvarigo, Emmanouel "Manos"

    such as heterogeneity, limited bandwidth and energy constraints, WSN management and monitoring architectures need to and management platform, and OpenRSM, an open source integrated remote systems and network management platform. The proposed system architecture can support several levels of integration (infrastructure management

  6. Microfluidics for biological analysis: Triumphs and hurdles of CD platforms

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    Giri, Ranjit K.

    Microfluidics for biological analysis: Triumphs and hurdles of CD platforms JONATHAN SIEGRIST1 , R on microfluidic technologies has become extensive, particularly in regards to the develop- ment of sample. Centrifugal microfluidic platforms based on the compact-disc format are discussed, along with the advantages

  7. A Java Middleware Platform for Resource-Aware Distributed Applications

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Java Middleware Platform for Resource-Aware Distributed Applications Frédéric Guidec, Yves Mahéo.Guidec|Yves.Maheo|Luc.Courtrai}@univ-ubs.fr Abstract This paper reports the development of D-RAJE (Dis- tributed Resource-Aware Java Environment), a Java-based middleware platform that makes it possible to model and to monitor resources

  8. OSCAR Compiler Controlled Multicore Power Reduction on Android Platform

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    Kasahara, Hironori

    OSCAR Compiler Controlled Multicore Power Reduction on Android Platform Hideo Yamamoto1 , Tomohiro Automatic Parallelizing Compiler on an Android platform with the newly developed precise power measurement con- trol, power reduction, multicore processor, Android, WFI #12;2 H. Yamamoto et al. 1 Introduction

  9. System Level Platform Modeling for System-on-Chip

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    is needed. In this project, SoC performance estimation techniques are explored, focusing on processor for a given application. To do so, however, fast and accurate estimation of each design's performance-based platforms. A flex- ible methodology, the SoC Platform Architecture Model (SPAM), is developed for specifying

  10. A MODELING APPROACH FOR LOCATING LOGISTICS PLATFORMS FOR FAST PARCEL

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 29 A MODELING APPROACH FOR LOCATING LOGISTICS PLATFORMS FOR FAST PARCEL DELIVERY IN URBAN AREAS for optimizing, in a sustainable way (i.e. economical, eco-friendly and societal), the location of logistics has a logistics platform right in its centre (ARENC: 41362 m2 of warehouses and offices

  11. Software Platforms for Smart Building Ecosystems: Understanding the

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    Software Platforms for Smart Building Ecosystems: Understanding the Key Architectural-ready software platform for the smart building domain. We analyzed the type of contributors that may exist in a smart building ecosystem, the quality attributes that those roles are concerned with, and the key

  12. DOE Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Test Platform

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    Gao, Yimin [Advanced Vehicle Research Center, Danville, VA (United States)

    2012-03-31

    Based on the contract NT-42790 to the Department of Energy, “Plug-in Hybrid Ethanol Research Platform”, Advanced Vehicle Research Center (AVRC) Virginia has successfully developed the phase I electric drive train research platform which has been named as Laboratory Rapid Application Testbed (LabRAT). In phase II, LabRAT is to be upgraded into plug-in hybrid research platform, which will be capable of testing power systems for electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles running on conventional as well as alternative fuels. LabRAT is configured as a rolling testbed with plentiful space for installing various component configurations. Component connections are modularized for flexibility and are easily replaced for testing various mechanisms. LabRAT is designed and built as a full functional vehicle chassis with a steering system, brake system and four wheel suspension. The rear drive axle offers maximum flexibility with a quickly changeable gear ratio final drive to accommodate different motor speed requirements. The electric drive system includes an electric motor which is mechanically connected to the rear axle through an integrated speed/torque sensor. Initially, a 100 kW UQM motor and corresponding UQM motor controller is used which can be easily replaced with another motor/controller combination. A lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery pack is installed, which consists of 108 cells of 100 AH capacity, giving the total energy capacity of 32.5 kWh. Correspondingly, a fully functional battery management system (BMS) is installed to perform battery cell operation monitoring, cell voltage balancing, and reporting battery real time operating parameters to vehicle controller. An advanced vehicle controller ECU is installed for controlling the drive train. The vehicle controller ECU receives traction or braking torque command from driver through accelerator and brake pedal position sensors and battery operating signals from the BMS through CAN BUS, and then generates motor torque command (traction or braking) to the motor controller based on the control algorithm software embedded in the vehicle controller ECU. The vehicle controller ECU is a re-programmable electronic control unit. Any control algorithm software developed can be easily downloaded to vehicle controller ECU to test any newly developed control strategy. The flexibility of the control system significantly enhances the practical applicability of the LabRAT. A new test methodology has been developed for the LabRAT simulating any vehicles running on road with different weights from compact passenger car to light duty truck on an AC or eddy current dynamometers without much effort for modification of the system. LabRAT is equipped with a fully functional data acquisition system supplied by CyberMetrix. The measurement points along the drive train are DC electric power between battery pack and motor controller input, AC electric power between motor controller and electric motor, mechanical power between motor and rear axle. The data acquisition system is designed with more capability than current requirements in order to meet the requirements for phase II.

  13. An Estimation and Simulation Framework for Energy Efficient Design using Platform FPGAs

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    An Estimation and Simulation Framework for Energy Efficient Design using Platform FPGAs Sumit an estimation and simulation framework for energy efficient application design using platform FPGAs. This framework integrates various widely used simulators available for platform FPGAs, allows specification

  14. Volttron: An Agent Platform for the Smart Grid

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    Haack, Jereme N.; Akyol, Bora A.; Carpenter, Brandon J.; Tews, Cody W.; Foglesong, Lance W.

    2013-05-06

    VOLLTRON platform enables the deployment of intelligent sensors and controllers in the smart grid and provides a stable, secure and flexible framework that expands the sensing and control capabilities. VOLTTRON platform provides services fulfilling the essential requirements of resource management and security for agent operation in the power grid. The facilities provided by the platform allow agent developers to focus on the implementation of their agent system and not on the necessary "plumbing' code. For example, a simple collaborative demand response application was written in less than 200 lines of Python.

  15. The SMART Platform: early experience enabling substitutable applications for electronic health records

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    Murphy, Shawn N.

    Objective The Substitutable Medical Applications, Reusable Technologies (SMART) Platforms project seeks to develop a health information technology platform with substitutable applications (apps) constructed around core ...

  16. V-230: IBM TRIRIGA Application Platform Multiple Cross-Site Scripting...

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

    0: IBM TRIRIGA Application Platform Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities V-230: IBM TRIRIGA Application Platform Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities August 29,...

  17. Platforms and Methods for In Situ Characterization of Li-ion...

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    Platforms and Methods for In Situ Characterization of Li-ion Battery Materials. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Platforms and Methods for In Situ Characterization of...

  18. Tracking Provenance in ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms

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    Hensley, Zachary P; Sanyal, Jibonananda; New, Joshua Ryan

    2013-08-01

    Provenance is dened as information about the origin of objects, a concept that applies to both physical and digital objects and often overlaps both. The use of provenance in systems designed for research is an important but forgotten feature. Provenance allows for proper and exact tracking of information, its use, its lineage, its derivations and other metadata that are important for correctly adhering to the scien- tic method. In our project's prescribed use of provenance, researchers can determine detailed information about the use of sensor data in their experiments on ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms (FRPs). Our project's provenance system, Provenance Data Management System (ProvDMS), tracks information starting with the creation of information by an FRP sensor. The system determines station information, sensor information, and sensor channel information. The system allows researchers to derive generations of experiments from the sensor data and tracks their hierarchical flow. Key points can be seen in the history of the information as part of the information's workflow. The concept of provenance and its usage in science is relatively new and while used in other cases around the world, our project's provenance diers in a key area. To keep track of provenance, most systems must be designed or redesigned around the new provenance system. Our system is designed as a cohesive but sepa- rate entity and allows for researchers to continue using their own methods of analysis without being constrained in their ways in order to track the provenance. We have designed ProvDMS using a lightweight provenance library, Core Provenance Library (CPL) v.6 In addition to keeping track of sensor data experiments and its provenance, ProvDMS also provides a web-enabled visualization of the inheritance.

  19. Motivation for the Transaction-Based Reference Platform

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    Motivation for the Transaction-Based Reference Platform Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Transactions George Hernandez Pacific Northwest National Lab July 23-24, 2015...

  20. Design of miniature floating platform for marginal fields

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    Miao, Sha, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    This thesis presents the design of a novel type of miniature floating offshore platforms with a heave plate attached at the keel, suitable for developing deep-water marginal fields. This design features a small displacement, ...

  1. Design and implementation of an automated battery management platform

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    Toksoz, Tuna

    2012-01-01

    This thesis describes the design and the implementation of the hardware platform for automated battery management with battery changing/charging capability for autonomous UAV missions with persistency requirement that ...

  2. Development and optimization of high-throughput zebrafish screening platform

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    Koo, Bryan Kyo

    2010-01-01

    The high-throughput zebrafish screening platform is a revolutionary tool that enables subcellular precision in vivo whole animal screening of Danio Rerio. It can perform laser surgery and/or imaging in less than twenty ...

  3. An architectural selection framework for data fusion in sensor platforms

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    Mirza, Atif R

    2007-01-01

    The role of data fusion in sensor platforms is becoming increasingly important in various domains of science, technology and business. Fusion pertains to the merging or integration of information towards an enhanced level ...

  4. A platform based approach for embedded systems software development

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    Seth, Deepak

    2006-01-01

    A platform based approach for product development allows companies to eliminate redundancies, efficiently utilize its resources and provide products for a wider market. The basic idea is to develop and share key components ...

  5. A Complete Microfluidic Screening Platform for Rational Protein Crystallization

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    Hansen, Carl L.

    A Complete Microfluidic Screening Platform for Rational Protein Crystallization Billy T. C. Lau integration, and low reagent consumption, microfluidic devices have emerged as viable technologies for protein crystallization. Current microfluidic crystallization technologies have focused on two separate strategies: one

  6. Development of a microfluidic platform for integrated DNA sequencing protocols

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    Kumar, Mayank, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01

    This thesis describes the design and development of a microfluidic platform to reduce costs and improve the quality of in the DNA sequencing methodology currently implemented at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ...

  7. Platform-independent method for computer aided schematic drawings

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    Vell, Jeffrey L. (Slingerlands, NY); Siganporia, Darius M. (Clifton Park, NY); Levy, Arthur J. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

    2012-02-14

    A CAD/CAM method is disclosed for a computer system to capture and interchange schematic drawing and associated design information. The schematic drawing and design information are stored in an extensible, platform-independent format.

  8. Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform Homepage Screenshot

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform™ is an open source software application that helps organizations easily manage data on the energy performance of large groups of buildings. This is a screenshot of the application homepage.

  9. Acoustic classification of buried objects with mobile sonar platforms

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    Edwards, Joseph Richard, 1971-

    2006-01-01

    In this thesis, the use of highly mobile sonar platforms is investigated for the purpose of acoustically classifying compact objects on or below the seabed. The extension of existing strategies, including synthetic aperture ...

  10. Communication centric platforms for future high data intensive applications 

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    Ahmad, Balal

    The notion of platform based design is considered as a viable solution to boost the design productivity by favouring reuse design methodology. With the scaling down of device feature size and scaling up of design complexity, ...

  11. Analyzing and Detecting Malicious Activities in Emerging Communication Platforms 

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    Yang, Chao

    2014-06-05

    and smartphone platforms, and to develop effective and efficient defense approaches against those malicious activities. Firstly, this dissertation performs an empirical analysis of the cyber criminal ecosystem on a large-scale online social networking website...

  12. Membrane Vesicles as a Vaccine Platform For Salmonella 

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    Hinkley, Megan L

    2012-07-11

    . Current vesicle vaccine platforms include inactivated, non-replicating, or synthetic liposomes which do not produce a robust immune response because they lack foreign distinctness and complexity. Membrane vesicles (MVs), released in a conserved process...

  13. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated Biorefineries...

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

    provided by an independent external panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Programs Integrated Biorefinery Platform Review meeting, held on February 1...3,...

  14. Fluidics platform and method for sample preparation and analysis

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    Benner, W. Henry; Dzenitis, John M.; Bennet, William J.; Baker, Brian R.

    2014-08-19

    Herein provided are fluidics platform and method for sample preparation and analysis. The fluidics platform is capable of analyzing DNA from blood samples using amplification assays such as polymerase-chain-reaction assays and loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification assays. The fluidics platform can also be used for other types of assays and analyzes. In some embodiments, a sample in a sealed tube can be inserted directly. The following isolation, detection, and analyzes can be performed without a user's intervention. The disclosed platform may also comprises a sample preparation system with a magnetic actuator, a heater, and an air-drying mechanism, and fluid manipulation processes for extraction, washing, elution, assay assembly, assay detection, and cleaning after reactions and between samples.

  15. Platform project management : optimizing product development by actively managing commonality

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    Pinillos Montańo, Raúl

    2011-01-01

    Product platforms have proved to be an effective strategy for designing and manufacturing products in companies that provide different products for different customer needs. By designing common parts and creating product ...

  16. Seafloor anchoring for platforms in the Messina Strait

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    Manno, Antonioluca

    2010-01-01

    The importance of properly designing and selecting an anchor is key to reliable techniques for floating offshore platforms including power generation from marine currents. Numerous studies have demonstrated how the uplift ...

  17. Mini: A Minimal Platform Comparable to Jini for Ubiquitous Computing

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    Lenders, Vincent

    Mini: A Minimal Platform Comparable to Jini for Ubiquitous Computing Polly Huang, Vincent Lenders, Philipp Minnig, and Mario Widmer ETH Z¨urich, Z¨urich ZH 8092, Switzerland, {huang, lenders

  18. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Biochemical Conversion

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    Pezzullo, Leslie

    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Biochemical Conversion Platform Review meeting.

  19. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review. Thermochemical Conversion

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    Grabowski, Paul E.

    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Thermochemical Conversion Platform Review meeting.

  20. A Platform for Implementing Secure Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Farkas, Gyula; Haller, Piroska

    2010-01-01

    We propose a new platform for implementing secure wireless ad hoc networks. Our proposal is based on a modular architecture, with the software stack constructed directly on the Ethernet layer. Within our platform we use a new security protocol that we designed to ensure mutual authentication between nodes and a secure key exchange. The correctness of the proposed security protocol is ensured by Guttman's authentication tests.

  1. Partial Observers

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    Thomas Marlow

    2006-10-20

    We attempt to dissolve the measurement problem using an anthropic principle which allows us to invoke rational observers. We argue that the key feature of such observers is that they are rational (we need not care whether they are `classical' or `macroscopic' for example) and thus, since quantum theory can be expressed as a rational theory of probabilistic inference, the measurement problem is not a problem.

  2. Shasta/Mustique subsea equipment platform interface and operability

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    Jefferies, A.T.; Loegering, C.; Steib, D.; Schlater, D.

    1996-12-31

    The economic benefits of all inclusive systems engineering approach is now recognized in the offshore industry. Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of deepwater subsea tiebacks to existing facilities. This type of development requires effective management of the interfaces between personnel on the existing facility and the new project team, the interfaces between the new subsea facilities and the existing platform, and the interface of the new operating procedures with the existing platform daily routine. A second factor in the economic viability of many of these projects is the need to minimize operating costs by avoiding the need for subsea system repair intervention. An operability analysis focusing on the subsea system and platform interface engineering was used on the Hardy projects to address the concerns with the potential for interventions. With minimum operating costs as a primary goal, Hardy encouraged participation from both host platform operating groups from the outset of both projects. This cooperation was critical since both projects were planned to more than double the throughput for both host platforms without adding platform operating personnel. The approach of operator involvement also ensured a safe, reliable, and economic transition between the installation and operating phases of the developments.

  3. Blade platform seal for ceramic/metal rotor assembly

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    Wertz, John L. (Indianapolis, IN)

    1982-01-01

    A combination ceramic and metal turbine rotor for use in high temperature gas turbine engines includes a metal rotor disc having a rim with a plurality of circumferentially spaced blade root retention slots therein to receive a plurality of ceramic blades, each including side platform segments thereon and a dovetail configured root slidably received in one of the slots. Adjacent ones of the platform segments including edge portions thereon closely spaced when the blades are assembled to form expansion gaps in an annular flow surface for gas passage through the blades and wherein the assembly further includes a plurality of unitary seal members on the rotor connected to its rim and each including a plurality of spaced, axially extending, flexible fingers that underlie and conform to the edge portions of the platform segments and which are operative at turbine operating temperatures and speeds to distribute loading on the platform segments as the fingers are seated against the underside of the blade platforms to seal the gaps without undesirably stressing thin web ceramic sections of the platform.

  4. Multicore platforms Scientific code optimisation Modelling basic routines Matrix multiplication Modelling and optimisation of scientific software

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    Giménez, Domingo

    -core Ben: HP Superdome, cc-NUMA with 128 cores #12;Multicore platforms Scientific code optimisation

  5. A MICROFLUIDIC PLATFORM FOR THE FLUIDIC ISOLATION AND OBSERVATION OF CELLS

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield MunicipalTechnicalInformation4563 LLNL Small-scaleCoherent LightNetworks|Article)

  6. TREE TRAILS Diversity Platform Statements and Resources

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    : Return to the list of diverse trees, plants and animals you observed earlier. Focus on the interaction a variety of habitats that support diverse, interdependent communities of plants and animals. Resources of the ecosystem organisms. (You may need to return outside to add to your lists. You may want to make a food chain

  7. Space qualified nanosatellite electronics platform for photon pair experiments

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    Cliff Cheng; Rakhitha Chandrasekara; Yue Chuan Tan; Alexander Ling

    2015-05-25

    We report the design and implementation of a complete electronics platform for conducting a quantum optics experiment that will be operated on board a 1U CubeSat (a 10 x 10 x 10 cm satellite). The quantum optics experiment is designed to produce polarization-entangled photon pairs using non-linear optical crystals and requires opto-electronic components such as a pump laser, single photon detectors and liquid crystal based polarization rotators in addition to passive optical elements. The platform provides mechanical support for the optical assembly. It also communicates autonomously with the host satellite to provide experiment data for transmission to a ground station. A limited number of commands can be transmitted from ground to the platform enabling it to switch experimental modes. This platform requires less than 1.5W for all operations, and is space qualified. The implementation of this electronics platform is a major step on the road to operating quantum communication experiments using nanosatellites.

  8. Coiled tubing deployed ESP on the Auk platform

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    Stewart, D.W.; Watkins, P.; Holtslag, R.J.; Hudson, A.; Wee, P.Y.; McCleery, B.

    1996-12-31

    In March 1995, what is believed to be the world`s first offshore coiled tubing deployed electrical submersible pump (ESP) was successfully commissioned in well AA-03S1 on Shell U.K. Exploration and Production (Shell Expro) Auk platform in the United Kingdom`s Central North Sea. The ESP provides a new and important method of artificial lift for the 21 year old Auk platform, which hitherto had relied upon downhole hydraulic jet pumps to lift approximately half of the platform`s oil production. The coiled tubing deployment proved the viability of performing future workovers with or without the assistance or indeed the presence of a drilling package. The novel completion design successfully catered to the wide variety of customer requirements; Well Engineering for a rigless workover, Petroleum Engineering for reservoir access and Facilities Engineering for a specified flowline height. The experience gained during this project will be a valuable input in determining the future artificial lift strategy for this platform and for other prospects in terms of performance, reliability and operating costs.

  9. D0 Cryogenic System Superconducting Solenoid Platform I/O

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    Markley, D.; /Fermilab

    1997-10-09

    The Dzero detector is scheduled for a major upgrade between 1996 and 1999. This note describes the specifications and configuration of the physical Input/Output devices and instrumentation of the 2 Tesla Superconducting Solenoid. The Solenoid and the VLPC cryostats both reside on the detector platform and are cooled by the Dzero Helium Refrigerator. The cryogenic process control s for these two components will be an extension of the TI565 programmable logic controller system used for other Dzero cryogenic controls. Two Input/Output Bases will be installed on the Dzero detector platform near the cryo corner. These I/O bases will handle all the sensor input and process control output devices from the Solenoid and VLPC cryostats. Having the I/O bases installed on the detector platform makes the connecting cabl ing to the platform much easier . All the instruments are wired directly to the I/O base. The bases have only one communications network cabl e that must be routed off the platform to the South side of the Dzero building.

  10. Modular turbine airfoil and platform assembly with independent root teeth

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    Campbell, Christian X; Davies, Daniel O; Eng, Darryl

    2013-07-30

    A turbine airfoil (22E-H) extends from a shank (23E-H). A platform (30E-H) brackets or surrounds a first portion of the shank (23E-H). Opposed teeth (33, 35) extend laterally from the platform (30E-H) to engage respective slots (50) in a disk. Opposed teeth (25, 27) extend laterally from a second portion of the shank (29) that extends below the platform (30E-H) to engage other slots (52) in the disk. Thus the platform (30E-H) and the shank (23E-H) independently support their own centrifugal loads via their respective teeth. The platform may be formed in two portions (32E-H, 34E-H), that are bonded to each other at matching end-walls (37) and/or via pins (36G) passing through the shank (23E-H). Coolant channels (41, 43) may pass through the shank beside the pins (36G).

  11. Cross-platform validation and analysis environment for particle physics

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    S. V. Chekanov; I. Pogrebnyak; D. Wilbern

    2015-10-20

    A multi-platform validation and analysis framework for public Monte Carlo simulation for high-energy particle collisions is discussed. The front-end of this framework uses the Python programming language, while the back-end is written in Java, which provides a multi-platform environment that can be run from a web browser and can easily be deployed at the grid sites. The analysis package includes all major software tools used in high-energy physics, such as Lorentz vectors, jet algorithms, histogram packages, graphic canvases, and tools for providing data access. This multi-platform software suite, designed to minimize OS-specific maintenance and deployment time, is used for online validation of Monte Carlo event samples through a web interface.

  12. Final Technical Report for “A Heliportable Sonic Drilling Platform for Microhole Drilling and Exploration”

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    Lucon, Peter

    2008-05-05

    The Phase I objectives were fully achieved the execution of a program that included the: • Development of a comprehensive model of the sonic drill technology and interaction of the dynamic drilling parameters with the impedance of the earth. • Operation and measurement of the sonic drilling process in the field at full scale. • Comparison of the analytical and experimental results to form an objective and quantified approach to describe the fundamental phenomena and to develop a methodology for automated control of the sonic drilling process. • Conceptual design of a modular sonic drilling system that can be transported to remote sites by helicopter. As a result, the feasibility of a commercially viable sonic drilling technology that can produce microholes up to 1,500 feet in depth, and that is field deployable to remote, environmentally sensitive sites via a helicopter, has been demonstrated.

  13. Home Energy Management as a Service over Networking Platforms

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    Al Faruque, Mohammad Abdullah

    pattern, for instance, the U.S. state of California mandated Zero Net Energy buildings by 2020 Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings by 2020 [2]. Also, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) BuildingHome Energy Management as a Service over Networking Platforms Korosh Vatanparvar, Quan Chau

  14. Biomass Program 2007 Peer Review - Integrated Biorefinery Platform Summary

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    none,

    2009-10-27

    This document discloses the comments provided by a review panel at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of the Biomass Program Peer Review held on November 15-16, 2007 in Baltimore, MD and the Integrated Biorefinery Platform Review held on August 13-15, 2007 in Golden, Colorado.

  15. Wireless Industrial Monitoring and Control using a Smart Sensor Platform

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    Wireless Industrial Monitoring and Control using a Smart Sensor Platform Harish Ramamurthy, B. S/RF link specific firmware modules `over-the-air'. Sample implementations for industrial applications attention of the industry on account of reduced costs, better power management, ease in maintenance

  16. A Collaborative Web Service Platform for AEC Supply Chain

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    Stanford University

    A Collaborative Web Service Platform for AEC Supply Chain Chin-Pang Jack Cheng*§ , Kincho H. Law ubiquitous and online information grows, the web services model has emerged as a promising approach: AEC supply chain; information sharing; online collaboration; web services model; service- oriented

  17. Reusable plasmonic substrates fabricated by interference lithography: a platform for

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    Dalang, Robert C.

    steps only, lithographic patterning followed by metal evaporation. Both processes may be performed over open a powerful platform within an analytical tool and in particular for systematic SERS studies repeated cycles of use.[10] Substrate reusability has previously been reported with the use of random

  18. Cell Host & Microbe A Plant Phosphoswitch Platform Repeatedly

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    Dangl, Jeff

    Cell Host & Microbe Article A Plant Phosphoswitch Platform Repeatedly Targeted by Type III Effector://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chom.2014.09.004 SUMMARY Plants detect microbes via two functionally intercon- nected tiers plasma-membrane-tethered pro- tein RIN4 negatively regulates microbe-associated molecular pattern (MAMP

  19. Structural health monitoring sensor development for the Imote2 platform

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    Spencer Jr., B.F.

    Structural health monitoring sensor development for the Imote2 platform Jennifer A. Rice*a and B motivated researchers to seek effective methods for real-time structural health monitoring (SHM that is necessary to successfully implement SHM algorithms. Keywords: Structural health monitoring, smart sensor

  20. Changes in Pilot Control Behaviour across Stewart Platform Motion Systems

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    Changes in Pilot Control Behaviour across Stewart Platform Motion Systems F. M. Nieuwenhuizen1,2, H system bandwidth has a significant effect on performance and control behaviour. Participants barely use of Korea Low-cost motion systems have been proposed for certain training tasks that would otherwise

  1. ORIGINAL PAPER Flexible product platforms: framework and case study

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    and manufacturing strategies. Two of the more successful strategies were the lean manufacturing strategy (Womack et (Sanderson and Uzumeri 1997). Manufacturers were forced to seek more efficient and flexible product design al. 1991) and the product platform strategy (Meyer and Lehnerd 1997; Bremmer 1999). The lean

  2. FUTURE POWER GRID INITIATIVE An Intelligent Agent Platform

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    FUTURE POWER GRID INITIATIVE VOLTTRONTM : An Intelligent Agent Platform for the Smart Grid Two-way Power Flows n Decentralized Control To Support Micro-Grids And Islanding n Enable Load, not developed past simulation, and/or do not fit the requirements of the power grid. VOLTTRON has become

  3. Solar: An Open Platform for Context-Aware Mobile Applications

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    Kotz, David

    Solar: An Open Platform for Context-Aware Mobile Applications Guanling Chen and David Kotz Dept the user state and the physical and computational environ- ment in which they run. Solar is a middleware into the in- frastructure, Solar allows applications to run on thin mo- bile clients more effectively

  4. Hydra: A Platform for Survivable and Secure Data Storage Systems

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    Xu, Lihao

    Hydra: A Platform for Survivable and Secure Data Storage Systems Lihao Xu Dept. of Computer Science are devel- oping for highly survivable and secure data storage systems that distribute information over on user data. We also explore Hydra's applications in survivable and secure data storage systems

  5. Graph processing platforms at scale: practices and experiences

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    Lim, Seung-Hwan; Lee, Sangkeun; Brown, Tyler C; Sukumar, Sreenivas R; Ganesh, Gautam

    2015-01-01

    Graph analysis unveils hidden associations of data in many phenomena and artifacts, such as road network, social networks, genomic information, and scientific collaboration. Unfortunately, a wide diversity in the characteristics of graphs and graph operations make it challenging to find a right combination of tools and implementation of algorithms to discover desired knowledge from the target data set. This study presents an extensive empirical study of three representative graph processing platforms: Pegasus, GraphX, and Urika. Each system represents a combination of options in data model, processing paradigm, and infrastructure. We benchmarked each platform using three popular graph operations, degree distribution, connected components, and PageRank over a variety of real-world graphs. Our experiments show that each graph processing platform shows different strength, depending the type of graph operations. While Urika performs the best in non-iterative operations like degree distribution, GraphX outputforms iterative operations like connected components and PageRank. In addition, we discuss challenges to optimize the performance of each platform over large scale real world graphs.

  6. The Energy Landscape Library A Platform for Generic Algorithms

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    Will, Sebastian

    Will , and Rolf Backofen Bioinformatics, University Freiburg, Germany Abstract. The study of energy landscapesThe Energy Landscape Library A Platform for Generic Algorithms Martin Mann , Sebastian the Energy Landscape Library (ELL) that allows such a model-independent formulation of generic algorithms

  7. The Energy Landscape Library -a Platform for Generic Algorithms

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    Will, Sebastian

    The Energy Landscape Library - a Platform for Generic Algorithms The Energy Landscape Library for Bioinformatics Georges-K¨ohler-Allee 106 · 79110 Freiburg · Germany {mmann The study of energy landscapes of biopolymers and their models is an important field in bioinformatics [1, 2

  8. Digital Fingerprints for Low-Cost Platforms using MEMS sensors

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    Schaumont, Patrick

    Digital Fingerprints for Low-Cost Platforms using MEMS sensors Aydin Aysu, Nahid Farhady Ghalaty. In this paper, we target a commonly used MEMS sensor, an accelerometer, and utilize its process variations electrostatic impulse and its inherent offset values. Our results revealed that MEMS sensors could be used

  9. Biomass Program 2007 Program Peer Review - Thermochemical Conversion Platform Summary

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2009-10-27

    This document discloses the comments provided by a review panel at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of the Biomass Program Peer Review held on November 15-16, 2007 in Baltimore, MD and the Biomass Program Peer Review for the Thermochemical Platform, held on July 9th and 10th in Golden, Colorado.

  10. An analysis and hypothesis generation platform for heterogeneous cancer

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    Reed, Chris

    An analysis and hypothesis generation platform for heterogeneous cancer databases. Philip Roy QUINLAN a,1, Alastair THOMPSON a and Chris REED b a Dundee Cancer Centre, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee b School of Computing, University of Dundee, Dundee Abstract. The field of cancer research

  11. Multicore Platforms for Scientific Computing: Cell BE and NVIDIA Tesla

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    Acacio, Manuel

    Multicore Platforms for Scientific Computing: Cell BE and NVIDIA Tesla J. Fern´andez, M.E. Acacio Tesla computing solutions. The former is a re- cent heterogeneous chip-multiprocessor (CMP) architecture, multicore, Cell BE, NVIDIA Tesla, CUDA 1 Introduction Nowadays, multicore architectures are omnipresent

  12. A Heterogeneous Animated Platform for Educational Participatory Simulations

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    Tomlinson, Bill

    by populations of 3D animated virtual creatures. When a human participant brings one of the mobile devices (a as an educational tool. Keywords: Human-Computer Interaction, Handheld/Mobile Devices, Virtual/3D EnvironmentsA Heterogeneous Animated Platform for Educational Participatory Simulations Bill Tomlinson ACE

  13. CloudMan: A Platform for Portable Cloud Manufacturing Services

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    CloudMan: A Platform for Portable Cloud Manufacturing Services Soheil Qanbari, Samira Mahdi Zadeh Education (BIHE), Iran soroush.vedaeei@bihe.org Abstract--Cloud manufacturing refers to "as a Service" pro- duction model that exploits an on-demand access to a distributed pool of diversified manufacturing

  14. Secure Embedded Platform for Networked Automotive M. Gomathisankaran

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    Rajkumar, Ragunathan "Raj"

    Secure Embedded Platform for Networked Automotive Systems M. Gomathisankaran Dept. of Computer University of North Texas 1 Introduction Modern automotive systems contain numerous electronic sensors automotive systems, is a challenge for our generation. Our focus in this position paper is on the security

  15. Measuring air pollution using a mobile, bicycle-based platform

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    Minnesota, University of

    Measuring air pollution using a mobile, bicycle-based platform Steve Hankey University-walkability Physical activity Air pollution 2 #12;Approach: Mobile, bicycle-based sampling Air pollution measurements;Results: Exposure by mode 11 #12;Next steps: Land-use regression model Air pollution measurements LUR

  16. Design Document for Control Dewar and Vacuum Pump Platforms

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    Rucinksi, R.; /Fermilab

    1997-08-27

    This engineering note documents the design of the control dewar and vacuum pump platform that is to be installed on the D-Zero detector. It's purpose is twofold. Firstly it is a summary and repository of the final design calculations of the structure. Secondly, it documents that design follows the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) manual and applicable OSHA requirements with respect to walking working surfaces. The information contained in the main body of this note is supported by raw calculations included as the appendix. The platform is a truss type frame strucrure constructed primarily of rectangular steel tubing. The upper platform is for support of the control dewar (cryogenic/electrical interface for the solenoid), visible light photon counter (VLPC) cryogenic bayonet can, and infrequently, personnel during the connection and disconnection of the detector to building services. Figure 1 shows a layout of the structure as mounted on the detector and with the installed equipment. The connection of the platform to the detector is not conventional. Two main booms cantilever the structure to a location outside of the detector. The mounting location and support booms allow for the uninhibited motion of the detector components.

  17. Neuro-Mechanical Entrainment in a Bipedal Robotic Walking Platform

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    Demiris, Yiannis

    Neuro-Mechanical Entrainment in a Bipedal Robotic Walking Platform Paschalis Veskos* and Yiannis of the robot and was capable of generating waveforms with the correct frequency and phase so as to entrain exploitation of the global natural dynamics. This is verified by its operation in absence of entrainment, where

  18. Network Architecture Testbeds as Platforms for Ubiquitous Computing

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    Roscoe, Timothy

    Network Architecture Testbeds as Platforms for Ubiquitous Computing By Timothy Roscoe EH Z¨urich, Switzerland Distributed Systems research, and in particular Ubiquitous Computing, has tra- ditionally assumed architecture, and also outline a radically different view of networking for Ubiquitous Computing

  19. Matched Public PUF: Ultra Low Energy Security Platform

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    Matched Public PUF: Ultra Low Energy Security Platform Saro Meguerdichian and Miodrag Potkonjak and energy costs and enables a majority of security protocols to be completed in a single or a few clock an ultimately low energy and low latency security approach that enables the device to operate in hostile

  20. Biomass Program 2007 Program Peer Review - Feedstock Platform Summary

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    none,

    2009-10-27

    This document discloses the comments provided by a review panel at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of the Biomass Program Peer Review held on November 15-16, 2007 in Baltimore, MD and the Feedstock Platform Portfolio Peer Review held on August 21st through 23rd in Washington D.C.

  1. Lexicalized ontology for a business rules management platform

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    logic languages. Supporting them in their management of the knowledge needed to write these rules is oneLexicalized ontology for a business rules management platform: An automotive use case Nouha Omrane industrial domain experts to preserve the connection between textual sources and formal- ized business rules

  2. Managing Product Variety inManaging Product Variety in the Design of Platforms forthe Design of Platforms for

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    (MPa) Volume (m^3) Market Demand (random) How can I handle this complex demand scenario? Average ProfitManaging Product Variety inManaging Product Variety in the Design of Platforms forthe Design principles for designing product architectures that facilitate the production of customized products

  3. System design and architecture of an online, adaptive, and personalized learning platform

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    Shaw, Cole J. (Cole Jim)

    2013-01-01

    The author proposes that personalized learning can be brought to traditional and nontraditional learners through a new type of asynchronous learning platform called Guided Learning Pathways (GLP). The GLP platform allows ...

  4. Costing commonality : evaluating the impact of platform divergence on internal investment returns

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    Cameron, Bruce G. (Bruce Gregory)

    2011-01-01

    Platforming has become an important means of cost-sharing among industrial products. However, recent research has shown that many firms face systemic downward pressure on commonality, with the result that many platforms ...

  5. Benefits and applications of commonality and platforming in the oil and gas industry

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    Rajwani, Shakeel

    2014-01-01

    Platforming, the sharing of parts, processes, knowledge, and technologies, across products and projects has proven to be an effective way for firms to reduce their costs. While platforming is now common in many consumer ...

  6. SocialCircuits : a platform for measuring social interaction using smartphones

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    Chronis, lolanthe (lolanthe K.)

    2010-01-01

    SocialCircuits is a platform capable of measuring the face-to-face and phone-based communication network of a real-world community. This platform uses commodity mobile phones to measure social ties between individuals, and ...

  7. Characterization of Miocene-Pliocene carbonate platforms, southern Southwest Palawan Basin, Philippines 

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    Sta. Ana, Ma. Corazon Victor

    2009-06-02

    Isolated carbonate platforms and buildups of the Likas Formation provide a long record of carbonate sedimentation in the southern end of the Southwest Palawan Basin. While most carbonate platforms terminated in early Miocene and middle Miocene time...

  8. DOCUMENTATION, DEPLOYMENT AND EXTENSION OF A VERSATILE AND RAPIDLY RECONFIGURABLE UAV GNC RESEARCH PLATFORM

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    Toepke, Samuel Lee

    2012-01-01

    Available UAV Reseach Platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free and Open Source Software UAV Systems . . . . . . . . .Cruz Low-cost UAV GNC System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  9. AutoGrid - Turning Big Data Into Power with the Energy Data Platform and Apps

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    Narayan, Amit; Dresselhuys, Eric; Kulp, Yann; Buseman, Greg; Piette, Mary Ann; Tang, Andrew; Dailey, Karla; Knudsen, Chris

    2014-03-25

    AutoGrid personnel discuss how they are turning big data into power with the energy data platform and apps.

  10. ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PLATFORMS

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    Qin, Xiao

    ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PLATFORMS Except where School Engineering #12;ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PLATFORMS energy-aware resource management techniques to #12;v HPC platforms. We have conducted extensive

  11. Integrated platform for functional monitoring of biomimetic heart sheets derived from human pluripotent stem cells

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    Fowlkes, Charless

    of a biomimetic drug screening platform for the early detection of car- diotoxicity is essentialIntegrated platform for functional monitoring of biomimetic heart sheets derived from human present an integrated platform comprised of a biomimetic substrate and physiologically aligned human

  12. Camera platforms for localization and map building Henrik Stewenius, Magnus Oskarsson and Kalle Astrom

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    Lunds Universitet

    ]. For an overview of the SLAM problem see [7]. In this paper we consider a platform (a vehicle, robot, car) movingCamera platforms for localization and map building Henrik Stewenius, Magnus Oskarsson and Kalle platform of cameras are considered. In particular we formulate and solve structure and motion problems

  13. Energy-Efficiency Comparison of Mobile Platforms and Applications: A Quantitative Approach

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    Shi, Weisong

    Energy-Efficiency Comparison of Mobile Platforms and Applications: A Quantitative Approach Grace comparing mobile platforms and apps for energy efficiency. In addition, based on case studies that focus on energy efficiency comparison of different app cat- egories on the most popular platforms, the paper

  14. Simulator platform for fast reactor operation and safety technology demonstration

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    Vilim, R. B.; Park, Y. S.; Grandy, C.; Belch, H.; Dworzanski, P.; Misterka, J.

    2012-07-30

    A simulator platform for visualization and demonstration of innovative concepts in fast reactor technology is described. The objective is to make more accessible the workings of fast reactor technology innovations and to do so in a human factors environment that uses state-of-the art visualization technologies. In this work the computer codes in use at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for the design of fast reactor systems are being integrated to run on this platform. This includes linking reactor systems codes with mechanical structures codes and using advanced graphics to depict the thermo-hydraulic-structure interactions that give rise to an inherently safe response to upsets. It also includes visualization of mechanical systems operation including advanced concepts that make use of robotics for operations, in-service inspection, and maintenance.

  15. Microelectromechanical apparatus for elevating and tilting a platform

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Miller, Samuel Lee; McWhorter, Paul Jackson; Rodgers, Murray Steven; Sniegowski, Jeffry J.; Barnes, Stephen M.

    2004-07-06

    A microelectromechanical (MEM) apparatus is disclosed which has a platform that can be elevated above a substrate and tilted at an arbitrary angle using a plurality of flexible members which support the platform and control its movement. Each flexible member is further controlled by one or more MEM actuators which act to bend the flexible member. The MEM actuators can be electrostatic comb actuators or vertical zip actuators, or a combination thereof. The MEM apparatus can include a mirror coating to form a programmable mirror for redirecting or switching one or more light beams for use in a projection display. The MEM apparatus with-the mirror coating also has applications for switching light beams between optical fibers for use in a local area fiber optic network, or for use in fiber optic telecommunications or data communications systems.

  16. Microelectromechanical apparatus for elevating and tilting a platform

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Miller, Samuel Lee (Albuquerque, NM); McWhorter, Paul Jackson (Albuquerque, NM); Rodgers, Murray Steven (Albuquerque, NM); Sniegowski, Jeffry J. (Edgewood, NM); Barnes, Stephen M. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2003-04-08

    A microelectromechanical (MEM) apparatus is disclosed which has a platform that can be elevated above a substrate and tilted at an arbitrary angle using a plurality of flexible members which support the platform and control its movement. Each flexible member is further controlled by one or more MEM actuators which act to bend the flexible member. The MEM actuators can be electrostatic comb actuators or vertical zip actuators, or a combination thereof. The MEM apparatus can include a mirror coating to form a programmable mirror for redirecting or switching one or more light beams for use in a projection display. The MEM apparatus with the mirror coating also has applications for switching light beams between optical fibers for use in a local area fiber optic network, or for use in fiber optic telecommunications or data communications systems.

  17. Development of a Very Dense Liquid Cooled Compute Platform

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    Hughes, Phillip N.; Lipp, Robert J.

    2013-12-10

    The objective of this project was to design and develop a prototype very energy efficient high density compute platform with 100% pumped refrigerant liquid cooling using commodity components and high volume manufacturing techniques. Testing at SLAC has indicated that we achieved a DCIE of 0.93 against our original goal of 0.85. This number includes both cooling and power supply and was achieved employing some of the highest wattage processors available.

  18. LEDSGP/about/regional-platforms | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History View NewTexas: EnergyKulpsville, Pennsylvania:LEDSGP/aboutLEDSGP/about/regional-platforms <

  19. Lightweight Integrated Optical Sensor for Atmospheric Measurements on Mobile Platforms

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    Parameswaran, Krishnan R.

    2013-12-02

    The goal of the Phase I program was to develop a novel open path sensor platform technology based on integration of semiconductor waveguides with efficient optoelectronic components on a monolithic platform. The successful Phase I effort resulted in demonstration of a novel optical resonator structure based on semiconductor high contrast gratings (HCGs) that will enable implementation of an ultra-compact, low-power gas sensor suitable for use on mobile platforms. Extensive numerical modeling was performed to design a device optimized for measuring CO2 at a wavelength for which a laser was available for proof of concept. Devices were fabricated and tested to match the target wavelength, angle, and operating temperature. This demonstration is the first implementation of HCGs at the wavelengths of interest and shows the flexibility of the proposed architecture for gas sensing applications. The measured cavity Q was lower than anticipated due to fabrication process challenges. The PSI and UC Berkeley team has identified solutions to these challenges and will produce optimized devices in a Phase II program where a prototype sensor will be fabricated and tested.

  20. REopt: A Platform for Energy System Integration and Optimization: Preprint

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    Simpkins, T.; Cutler, D.; Anderson, K.; Olis, D.; Elgqvist, E.; Callahan, M.; Walker, A.

    2014-08-01

    REopt is NREL's energy planning platform offering concurrent, multi-technology integration and optimization capabilities to help clients meet their cost savings and energy performance goals. The REopt platform provides techno-economic decision-support analysis throughout the energy planning process, from agency-level screening and macro planning to project development to energy asset operation. REopt employs an integrated approach to optimizing a site?s energy costs by considering electricity and thermal consumption, resource availability, complex tariff structures including time-of-use, demand and sell-back rates, incentives, net-metering, and interconnection limits. Formulated as a mixed integer linear program, REopt recommends an optimally-sized mix of conventional and renewable energy, and energy storage technologies; estimates the net present value associated with implementing those technologies; and provides the cost-optimal dispatch strategy for operating them at maximum economic efficiency. The REopt platform can be customized to address a variety of energy optimization scenarios including policy, microgrid, and operational energy applications. This paper presents the REopt techno-economic model along with two examples of recently completed analysis projects.

  1. Very long-duration stratospheric balloon platforms could provide revolutionary Earth observations for a fraction of the cost of competing platforms, such as stratospheric

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    Li, Zhanqing

    ) and airships and space satellites. O bservational systems in atmospheric science, operating from surface

  2. Nonlinear automatic landing control of unmanned aerial vehicles on moving platforms via a 3D laser radar

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    Hervas, Jaime Rubio; Tang, Hui; Reyhanoglu, Mahmut

    2014-12-10

    This paper presents a motion tracking and control system for automatically landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) on an oscillating platform using Laser Radar (LADAR) observations. The system itself is assumed to be mounted on a ship deck. A full nonlinear mathematical model is first introduced for the UAV. The ship motion is characterized by a Fourier transform based method which includes a realistic characterization of the sea waves. LADAR observation models are introduced and an algorithm to process those observations for yielding the relative state between the vessel and the UAV is presented, from which the UAV's state relative to an inertial frame can be obtained and used for feedback purposes. A sliding mode control algorithm is derived for tracking a landing trajectory defined by a set of desired waypoints. An extended Kalman filter (EKF) is proposed to account for process and observation noises in the design of a state estimator. The effectiveness of the control algorithm is illustrated through a simulation example.

  3. Computational Inference of Neural Information Flow Networks

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    Jarvis, Erich D.

    helicopter. In the case of the brain, such direct observation is considerably more difficult, requiring

  4. Proposed platform for improving grid security by trust management system

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    Siadat, Safieh; Mohsenzadeh, Mehran

    2009-01-01

    With increasing the applications of grid system, the risk in security field is enhancing too. Recently Trust management system has been recognized as a noticeable approach in enhancing of security in grid systems. In this article due to improve the grid security a new trust management system with two levels is proposed. The benefits of this platform are adding new domain in grid system, selecting one service provider which has closest adaption with user requests and using from domains security attribute as an important factor in computing the trust value.

  5. The Draugen platform and subsea structures, installation and foundation aspects

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    Alm, T.; Bye, A.; Sandvik, K.; Egeland, S.

    1995-12-01

    Installation data from the Draugen GBS and subsea structures have been processed and analyzed in order to verify the design assumptions with regards to soil reactions. These results have shown that penetration of concrete skirts and piles into the very hard clay layer, typically found at the Haltenbanken area is feasible. The resistances may be predicted with reasonable accuracy using conventional methods and average soil strength values as obtained by traditional soil testing. This paper reveals and comments the installation data both for the gravity platform and the piles for the different subsea structures and provides and updated basis for foundation design of similar structures in the area.

  6. LAC Regional Platform Workshop Report | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History View NewTexas: EnergyKulpsville, Pennsylvania: Energy Resources Jump to:Kyle,LAC Regional Platform

  7. MHK Technologies/Horizon Horizontal Platform | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource HistoryScenarios Towards 2050Enermar < MHK TechnologiesCatHorizontal Platform

  8. An integrated security framework for GOSS power grid analytics platform

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    Gibson, Tara D.; Ciraci, Selim; Sharma, Poorva; Allwardt, Craig H.; Rice, Mark J.; Akyol, Bora A.

    2014-06-23

    In power grid operations, security is an essential component for any middleware platform. Security protects data against unwanted access as well as cyber attacks. GridOpticsTM Software System (GOSS) is an open source power grid analytics platform that facilitates ease of access between applications and data sources and promotes development of advanced analytical applications. GOSS contains an API that abstracts many of the difficulties in connecting to various heterogeneous data sources. A number of applications and data sources have already been implemented to demonstrate functionality and ease of use. A security framework has been implemented which leverages widely accepted, robust JavaTM security tools in a way such that they can be interchanged as needed. This framework supports the complex fine-grained, access control rules identified for the diverse data sources already in GOSS. Performance and reliability are also important considerations in any power grid architecture. An evaluation is done to determine the overhead cost caused by security within GOSS and ensure minimal impact to performance.

  9. Horizontally scaling dChache SRM with the Terracotta platform

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    Perelmutov, T.; Crawford, M.; Moibenko, A.; Oleynik, G.; /Fermilab

    2011-01-01

    The dCache disk caching file system has been chosen by a majority of LHC experiments Tier 1 centers for their data storage needs. It is also deployed at many Tier 2 centers. The Storage Resource Manager (SRM) is a standardized grid storage interface and a single point of remote entry into dCache, and hence is a critical component. SRM must scale to increasing transaction rates and remain resilient against changing usage patterns. The initial implementation of the SRM service in dCache suffered from an inability to support clustered deployment, and its performance was limited by the hardware of a single node. Using the Terracotta platform, we added the ability to horizontally scale the dCache SRM service to run on multiple nodes in a cluster configuration, coupled with network load balancing. This gives site administrators the ability to increase the performance and reliability of SRM service to face the ever-increasing requirements of LHC data handling. In this paper we will describe the previous limitations of the architecture SRM server and how the Terracotta platform allowed us to readily convert single node service into a highly scalable clustered application.

  10. Characterization and parameterization of the singular manifold of a simple 6-6 Stewart platform

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    T. Charters; P. Freitas

    2008-11-07

    This paper presents a study of the characterization of the singular manifold of the six-degree-of-freedom parallel manipulator commonly known as the Stewart platform. We consider a platform with base vertices in a circle and for which the bottom and top plates are related by a rotation and a contraction. It is shown that in this case the platform is always in a singular configuration and that the singular manifold can be parameterized by a scalar parameter.

  11. Sequence stratigraphic development of the Neoarchean Transvaal carbonate platform, Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa

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    Sumner, Dawn Y.; Beukes, Nicolas J

    2006-01-01

    M. (1996). Sequence stratigraphy and platform evolution ofE.S. (1996). Sequence stratigraphy and plate tectonic1988). Carbonate sequence stratigraphy. In: C.K. Wilgus;

  12. [8] Robotic Cloning and Protein Production Platform of the Northeast Structural

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    Gerstein, Mark

    [8] Robotic Cloning and Protein Production Platform of the Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium eukaryotic and prokaryotic proteins. These improved robotic and/or parallel cloning, expression, protein pro

  13. Vacuum/Compression Valving (VCV) Using Parrafin-Wax on a Centrifugal Microfluidic CD Platform

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    2013-01-01

    wax solidifies) by centrifugal force. Author ContributionsF, et al. (2007) The centrifugal microfluidic Bio-Diskswitching valves on a centrifugal microfluidic platform.

  14. THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF AN OMNI-DIRECTIONAL VEHICLE PLATFORM

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    Florida, University of

    .....................................................................................................16 2 MOTOR AND GEAR TRAIN DESIGN................................................................................................... 24 Gear Train DesignTHE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF AN OMNI-DIRECTIONAL VEHICLE PLATFORM By CHRISTOPHER ROBERT FULMER

  15. Annotated Bibliography: Fisheries Species and Oil/Gas Platforms Offshore California

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    MBC Applied Environmental Sciences

    1987-01-01

    which associate with oil and gas platforms offshoredamaging consequence of oil and gas development. The studycollection was done by oil and gas company personnel who

  16. Graphene-Plasmonic Hybrid Platform for Label-Free SERS Biomedical Detection

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    Wang, Pu

    2015-01-01

    silver nanoparticle hybrids for ultrasensitive single-optical anisotropy in hybrid graphene-metal nanoparticlesensitive graphene-plasmonic hybrid platform for label-free

  17. Networked Robotic Sensor Platform Deployments for use in Coastal Environmental Assessment in Southern California

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    2009-01-01

    Sensing Networked Robotic Sensor Platform Deployments forGaurav S. Sukhatme 1 Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory,~4 wks) Collaborative robotic sensing Slow moving (<1km/hr)

  18. Automating Oceanography: A Robotic Surface Sensor Platform Combining Flexibility and Low-cost

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    Mairs, Bryant

    2015-01-01

    AUTOMATING OCEANOGRAPHY: A ROBOTIC SURFACE SENSOR PLATFORM65] Karl N Murphy. Analysis of robotic vehicle steering andet al. Operation of robotic science boats using the

  19. Energy-Optimized Image Communication on Resource-Constrained Sensor Platforms

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    Lee, Dong-U; Kim, Hyungjin; Tu, Steven; Rahimi, Mohammad; Estrin, D; Villasenor, John

    2007-01-01

    transmission in energy constrained wireless networks,” inon energy-constrained platforms followed by wirelessof energy-e?cient image transmission in a multi-hop wireless

  20. The development and application of an integrated functional genomics platform in Desulfovibrio desulfuricans G20

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    Deutschbauer, Adam

    2014-01-01

    integrated functional genomics data will be used to build aan integrated functional genomics platform in Desulfovibrioand Environmental Research, Genomics:GTL program through

  1. Science DMZ-Based Big-Science Pacific Research Platform Debuts...

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

    Science DMZ-Based Big-Science Pacific Research Platform Debuts at CENIC 2015 Annual Conference News & Publications ESnet News Media & Press Publications and Presentations Galleries...

  2. OpenMortar.io: An Extensible Sensing and Control Platform for...

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

    side * Extensible Device Interfaces - FireFly Wireless Sensing Platform, BACnet, Android@Home, NEST thermostat, Web Services, ModBus, PUP, Zigbee, Zwave 7 Mortar.io...

  3. Structure and dynamics of the microbial communities underlying the carboxylate platform for biofuel production

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    Hollister, E.B.

    2012-01-01

    carboxylate platform for biofuel production E.B. Hollisterbiomass conversion and biofuel production. Keywords: mixedbiomass conversion and biofuel production. Materials and

  4. A mobile platform to constrain regional estimates of evapotranspiration

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    Anderson, Ray G.; Goulden, Michael L.

    2009-01-01

    observations and ancillary meteorological measurements.and/or a lack of ancillary meteorological measurements (Rana

  5. Peer-review Platform for Astronomy Education Activities

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    Russo, Pedro; Gomez, Edward; Strubbe, Linda

    2015-01-01

    Hundreds of thousands of astronomy education activities exist, but their discoverability and quality is highly variable. The web platform for astronomy education activities, astroEDU, presented in this paper tries to solve these issues. Using the familiar peer-review workflow of scientific publications, astroEDU is improving standards of quality, visibility and accessibility, while providing credibility to these astronomy education activities. astroEDU targets activity guides, tutorials and other educational activities in the area of astronomy education, prepared by teachers, educators and other education specialists. Each of the astroEDU activities is peer-reviewed by an educator as well as an astronomer to ensure a high standard in terms of scientific content and educational value. All reviewed materials are then stored in a free open online database, enabling broad distribution in a range of different formats. In this way astroEDU is not another web repository for educational resources but a mechanism for ...

  6. Pretreatment Engineering Platform Phase 1 Final Test Report

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    Kurath, Dean E.; Hanson, Brady D.; Minette, Michael J.; Baldwin, David L.; Rapko, Brian M.; Mahoney, Lenna A.; Schonewill, Philip P.; Daniel, Richard C.; Eslinger, Paul W.; Huckaby, James L.; Billing, Justin M.; Sundar, Parameshwaran S.; Josephson, Gary B.; Toth, James J.; Yokuda, Satoru T.; Baer, Ellen BK; Barnes, Steven M.; Golovich, Elizabeth C.; Rassat, Scot D.; Brown, Christopher F.; Geeting, John GH; Sevigny, Gary J.; Casella, Amanda J.; Bontha, Jagannadha R.; Aaberg, Rosanne L.; Aker, Pamela M.; Guzman-Leong, Consuelo E.; Kimura, Marcia L.; Sundaram, S. K.; Pires, Richard P.; Wells, Beric E.; Bredt, Ofelia P.

    2009-12-23

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) was tasked by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) on the River Protection Project, Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (RPP-WTP) project to conduct testing to demonstrate the performance of the WTP Pretreatment Facility (PTF) leaching and ultrafiltration processes at an engineering-scale. In addition to the demonstration, the testing was to address specific technical issues identified in Issue Response Plan for Implementation of External Flowsheet Review Team (EFRT) Recommendations - M12, Undemonstrated Leaching Processes.( ) Testing was conducted in a 1/4.5-scale mock-up of the PTF ultrafiltration system, the Pretreatment Engineering Platform (PEP). Parallel laboratory testing was conducted in various PNNL laboratories to allow direct comparison of process performance at an engineering-scale and a laboratory-scale. This report presents and discusses the results of those tests.

  7. Evaluation of the Tellabs 1150 GPON multiservice access platform.

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    Brenkosh, Joseph Peter; Wolf, Jimmie V.

    2014-11-01

    For over two years, Sandia National Laboratories has been using a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) access layer for selected networks. The GPON equipment includes the Tellabs 1150 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) Optical Line Terminal (OLT), the Tellabs ONT709 and ONT709GP Optical Network Terminals (ONTs), and the Panorama PON Network Manager. In late 2013, the Tellabs equipment was updated to Software Release FP27.1_015130. Because a new software release has the potential to affect performance and functionality, it needed to be thoroughly tested. This report documents that testing. It also provides a comparison between the current release and the previous Software Release FP25.5.1_013274 that was being used.

  8. Hazard Analysis for the Pretreatment Engineering Platform (PEP)

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    Sullivan, Robin S.; Geeting, John GH; Lawrence, Wesley E.; Young, Jonathan

    2008-07-10

    The Pretreatment Engineering Platform (PEP) is designed to perform a demonstration on an engineering scale to confirm the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Pretreatment Facility (PTF) leaching and filtration process equipment design and sludge treatment process. The system will use scaled prototypic equipment to demonstrate sludge water wash, caustic leaching, oxidative leaching, and filtration. Unit operations to be tested include pumping, solids washing, chemical reagent addition and blending, heating, cooling, leaching, filtration, and filter cleaning. In addition, the PEP will evaluate potential design changes to the ultrafiltration process system equipment to potentially enhance leaching and filtration performance as well as overall pretreatment throughput. The skid-mounted system will be installed and operated in the Processing Development Laboratory-West at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington.

  9. Quantitative Comparison of the Responses of Three Floating Platforms

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    Jonkman, J.; Matha, D.

    2010-03-01

    This report presents a comprehensive dynamic-response analysis of three offshore floating wind turbine concepts. Models were composed of one 5-MW turbine supported on land and three 5-MW turbines located offshore on a tension leg platform, a spar buoy, and a barge. A loads and stability analysis adhering to the procedures of international design standards was performed for each model using the fully coupled time-domain aero-hydro-servo-elastic design code FAST with AeroDyn and HydroDyn. The concepts are compared based on the calculated ultimate loads, fatigue loads, and instabilities. The results of this analysis will help resolve the fundamental design trade-offs between the floating-system concepts.

  10. Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofiber Based Biosensor Platform for Glucose Sensor

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    Mamun, Khandaker Abdullah Al; Tulip, Fahmida S; Macarthur, Kimberly C; McFarlane, Nicole M; Islam, Syed K

    2014-01-01

    Vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs) have recently become an important tool for biosensor design. Carbon nanofibers (CNF) have excellent conductive and structural properties with many irregularities and defect sites in addition to exposed carboxyl groups throughout their surfaces. These properties allow a better immobilization matrix compared to carbon nanotubes and offer better resolution when compared with the FET-based biosensors. VACNFs can be deterministically grown on silicon substrates allowing optimization of the structures for various biosensor applications. Two VACNF electrode architectures have been employed in this study and a comparison of their performances has been made in terms of sensitivity, sensing limitations, dynamic range, and response time. The usage of VACNF platform as a glucose sensor has been verified in this study by selecting an optimum architecture based on the VACNF forest density. Read More: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0129156414500062

  11. MeDICi: An Open Platform for Sensor Integration

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    Wynne, Adam S.; Gorton, Ian; Chase, Jared M.; Stephan, Eric G.

    2009-09-04

    MeDICi (Middleware for Data Intensive Computing) is a platform for developing high performance, distributed streaming analytic and scientific applications. Developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), MeDICi has been released under an open source license and is based on enterprise-proven middleware technologies including a widely used Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), the standard Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), and open source message brokers. Wherever possible, we have built on existing open source, standards-based systems and integrated them into a coherent whole by creating simplified graphical programming tools such as a Workflow Designer and an easy to use and well-documented integration API. This software development approach allows us to: avoid re-creating complex service integration and orchestration systems, reap the benefits of continual improvements to the technology base, and focus on creating tools and APIs which allow for the creation of re-usable component-based software components applications and workflows. These aspects have facilitated rapid adoption of the platform within PNNL for demonstration and operational applications. In fact, MeDICi has been used for a wide range of integration projects including two sensor integration applications described later on in this paper. The remainder of this article white paper is organized as follows: Section 2 provides a high-level description of the MeDICi architecture. In Section 3, the open aspects of the API and tool development are highlighted. Section 4 explains system readiness by presenting relevant demonstrations and deployments. Finally documentation and licensing details are provided in Section 5

  12. A wireless sensor tag platform for container security and integrity

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    Amaya, Ivan A.; Cree, Johnathan V.; Mauss, Fredrick J.

    2011-05-06

    Cargo containers onboard ships are widely used in the global supply chain. The need for container security is evidenced by the Container Security Initiative launched by the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). One method of monitoring cargo containers is using low power wireless sensor tags. The wireless sensor tags are used to set up a network that is comprised of tags internal to the container and a central device. The sensor network reports alarms and other anomalies to a central device, which then relays the message to an outside network upon arrival at the destination port. This allows the port authorities to have knowledge of potential security or integrity issues before physically examining the container. Challenges of using wireless sensor tag networks for container security include battery life, size, environmental conditions, information security, and cost among others. PNNL developed an active wireless sensor tag platform capable of reporting data wirelessly to a central node as well as logging data to nonvolatile memory. The tags, operate at 2.4 GHz over an IEEE 802.15.4 protocol, and were designed to be distributed throughout the inside of a shipping container in the upper support frame. The tags are mounted in a housing that allows for simple and efficient installation or removal prior to, during, or after shipment. The distributed tags monitor the entire container volume. The sensor tag platform utilizes low power electronics and provides an extensible sensor interface for incorporating a wide range of sensors including chemical, biological, and environmental sensors.

  13. Oil platforms off California are among the most productive marine fish habitats globally

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    Love, Milton

    Oil platforms off California are among the most productive marine fish habitats globally Jeremy T (received for review June 20, 2014) Secondary (i.e., heterotrophic or animal) production is a main pathway. We found that oil and gas platforms off the coast of California have the highest secondary fish

  14. PREV'AIR, a modeling platform for the air quality predictability study , C. Honor2

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    Menut, Laurent

    PREV'AIR, a modeling platform for the air quality predictability study Menut L.1 , C. Honoré2 , L Ministčre de l'écologie et du développement durable, Paris, France This platform is proposed by the PREV'AIR about PREV'AIR ? please send an e-mail to cecile.honore@ineris.fr 1. Introduction Since 2002, the PREV'AIR

  15. Applied Ocean Research 15 (1993) 137-154 Gust loading factors for tension leg platforms

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    Kareem, Ahsan

    1993-01-01

    increases, the construction and maintenance of conventional jacket type oil platforms becomes less cost for deep water oil recovery has increased the importance of accurately predicting the effects of wind efficient. The tension leg platform (TLP) is a promising concept for deep water drilling. A TLP is a buoyant

  16. Mapping pipeline skeletons onto heterogeneous platforms Anne Benoit and Yves Robert

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    Benoit, Anne

    Mapping pipeline skeletons onto heterogeneous platforms Anne Benoit and Yves Robert LIP, ENS Lyon mapping of the application. In this paper, we discuss the mapping of pipeline skeletons onto different, Fully Heterogeneous platforms. We assume that a pipeline stage must be mapped on a single processor

  17. Development of a Unified Software Quality Platform in the Szeged InfoPlus Cluster

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    Beszedes, Árpád

    Development of a Unified Software Quality Platform in the Szeged InfoPólus Cluster Árpád Beszédes Engineering University of Szeged Szeged, Hungary gyimothy@inf.u-szeged.hu Abstract--In Software Quality project involving industrial partners whose aim is the development of a unified software quality platform

  18. A PLATFORM DEDICATED TO KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A PLATFORM DEDICATED TO KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS.Revenu}@greyc.ensicaen.fr Keywords: Image processing, application formulation, knowledge engineering, ontology Abstract: In this paper, we propose a platform dedicated to the knowledge extraction and management for image pro- cessing

  19. The Trento Big Data Platform for Public Administration and Large Companies: Use cases and Opportunities

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    Velegrakis, Yannis

    The Trento Big Data Platform for Public Administration and Large Companies: Use cases in the Trentino territory for the collection, cleaning, integration and analysis of BigData. 2. BIGDATA PLATFORM Making the data public has no value if none can actually access, study and use that data. The BigData

  20. Partitioned Scheduling of Multi-Modal Mixed-Criticality Real-Time Systems on Multiprocessor Platforms

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    ). Motivating example. Consider an automotive system that ex- ecutes four tasks on a two-processor platform: p Platforms Dionisio de Niz SEI, Carnegie Mellon University Linh T.X. Phan University of Pennsylvania Abstract safety- criticality levels. For instance, the automotive certification standard ISO 26262 [15] identifies

  1. Supporting Real-Time Computer Vision Workloads using OpenVX on Multicore+GPU Platforms

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    Anderson, James

    Supporting Real-Time Computer Vision Workloads using OpenVX on Multicore+GPU Platforms Glenn A at Chapel Hill Abstract--In the automotive industry, there is currently great interest in supporting driver computation on heterogeneous platforms, including those that use accelerators like GPUs. Unfortunately

  2. ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PLATFORMS

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    Qin, Xiao

    ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PLATFORMS Except where School Engineering #12;ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PLATFORMS of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Auburn, Alabama August 9, 2008 #12;iii ENERGY-EFFICIENT

  3. AN INTEGRATED LUNG-ON-A-CHIP MICROFLUIDIC PLATFORM WITH REAL-TIME BIOCHEMICAL SENSING

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    Kassegne, Samuel Kinde

    AN INTEGRATED LUNG-ON-A-CHIP MICROFLUIDIC PLATFORM WITH REAL-TIME BIOCHEMICAL SENSING, without finding it. ­ Lucius Annaeus Seneca #12;v ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS An Integrated Lung for detection. In this research, we replicate the Lung-on- a-Chip platform with a cystic fibrosis cell line

  4. ADAM: An Automatic and Extensible Platform to Stress Test Android Anti-Virus Systems

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    Lui, John C.S.

    ADAM: An Automatic and Extensible Platform to Stress Test Android Anti-Virus Systems Min Zheng a variety of malware samples for the Android platform. Specifically, ADAM can automatically transform 222 Android malware samples that we collected in the wild. Using ADAM, we generate different vari

  5. Privacy-Preserving Data Publish-Subscribe Service on Cloud-based Platforms

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    1 Privacy-Preserving Data Publish-Subscribe Service on Cloud-based Platforms Kan Yang, Xiaohua Jia-preserving data publish- subscribe service for cloud-based platforms. Specifically, we first formulate the problem of privacy-preserving data publish- subscribe service by refining its security requirements on cloud- based

  6. CARBON PLUME STAGNATION: PLATFORM FOR VAPOR SHIELD STUDY K.A. Tanaka, A. Hassanein1)

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    Harilal, S. S.

    CARBON PLUME STAGNATION: PLATFORM FOR VAPOR SHIELD STUDY K.A. Tanaka, A. Hassanein1) Y. Hirooka2) T will impinge the solid material such as Carbon, Be and Tungsten etc. Since the damage or ablation thresholds. In this work we introduce the experimental platform to create Carbon ablated plumes and show that the two

  7. Real Time Biomedical Data Streaming Platform (RIMES): a data-intensive virtual environment

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    Schulze, Jürgen P.

    Real Time Biomedical Data Streaming Platform (RIMES): a data-intensive virtual environment Kejun@ucsd.edu Abstract - In this paper we present Real tIme bioMEdical data Streaming platform (RIMES), a data of California, San Diego. RIMES extends scientists' desktops to biomedical grid computation resources and mass

  8. PRIMA (Prediction Intelligent Machine) is a software platform for testing of advanced statistical

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    Kemner, Ken

    in two programming languages, Python and R. The platform consists of source code without an explicit user of advanced statistical algorithms for short-term wind power forecasting. The platform, which consists of a set of statistical algorithms to generate wind power point and uncertainty forecasts, can be used

  9. The maintenance of equipment painting in maritime oil platforms is an expensive and

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    Barbosa, Alberto

    , and set dates for each maintenance, which involves a complex logistics of embarking peopleAbstract The maintenance of equipment painting in maritime oil platforms is an expensive of the maintenance of the painting of platform elements, calculating the paint areas of different equipment

  10. Opal: A Multi-radio Platform for High Throughput Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Langendoen, Koen

    1 Opal: A Multi-radio Platform for High Throughput Wireless Sensor Networks Raja Jurdak, Kevin requirements. This letter presents the design of the versatile Opal platform that couples a Cortex M3 MCU sacrificing communication range. We present experiments that evaluate Opal's throughput and range when

  11. Behavioral representation of military tactics for single-vehicle autonomous rotorcraft via statecharts

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    Hickie, Mark M

    2005-01-01

    Over the past several years, aerospace companies have developed unmanned helicopters suitable for integration into military operations as reconnaissance platforms. These rotorcraft, however, require ground-based human ...

  12. Numerical Model Construction with Closed Observables

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    Felix Dietrich; Gerta Köster; Hans-Joachim Bungartz

    2015-10-18

    Performing analysis, optimization and control using simulations of many-particle systems is computationally demanding when no macroscopic model for the dynamics of the variables of interest is available. In case observations on the macroscopic scale can only be produced via legacy simulator code or live experiments, finding a model for these macroscopic variables is challenging. In this paper, we employ time-lagged embedding theory to construct macroscopic numerical models from output data of a black box, such as a simulator or live experiments. Since the state space variables of the constructed, coarse model are dynamically closed and observable by an observation function, we call these variables closed observables. The approach is an online-offline procedure, as model construction from observation data is performed offline and the new model can then be used in an online phase, independent of the original. We illustrate the theoretical findings with numerical models constructed from time series of a two-dimensional ordinary differential equation system, and from the density evolution of a transport-diffusion system. Applicability is demonstrated in a real-world example, where passengers leave a train and the macroscopic model for the density flow onto the platform is constructed with our approach. If only the macroscopic variables are of interest, simulation runtimes with the numerical model are three orders of magnitude lower compared to simulations with the original fine scale model. We conclude with a brief discussion of possibilities of numerical model construction in systematic upscaling, network optimization and uncertainty quantification.

  13. Seismic facies and growth history of Miocene carbonate platforms, Wonocolo Formation, North Madura area, East Java Basin, Indonesia 

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    Adhyaksawan, Rahadian

    2002-01-01

    The Miocene Wonocolo Formation in the North Madura area, East Java Basin, contains numerous isolated carbonate platforms that are broadly distributed across a ~3000 sq km area of the Indonesian back-arc region. The Wonocolo platforms provide...

  14. Silicon-Nitride Platform for Narrowband Entangled Photon Generation

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    Sven Ramelow; Alessandro Farsi; Stéphane Clemmen; Daniel Orquiza; Kevin Luke; Michal Lipson; Alexander L. Gaeta

    2015-08-18

    CMOS-compatible photonic chips are highly desirable for real-world quantum optics devices due to their scalability, robustness, and integration with electronics. Despite impressive advances using Silicon nanostructures, challenges remain in reducing their linear and nonlinear losses and in creating narrowband photons necessary for interfacing with quantum memories. Here we demonstrate the potential of the silicon nitride (Si3N4) platform by realizing an ultracompact, bright, entangled photon-pair source with selectable photon bandwidths down to 30 MHz, which is unprecedented for an integrated source. Leveraging Si3N4's moderate thermal expansion, simple temperature control of the chip enables precise wavelength stabilization and tunability without active control. Single-mode photon pairs at 1550 nm are generated at rates exceeding 107 s-1 with mW's of pump power and are used to produce time-bin entanglement. Moreover, Si3N4 allows for operation from the visible to the mid-IR, which make it highly promising for a wide range of integrated quantum photonics applications.

  15. Silicon-Nitride Platform for Narrowband Entangled Photon Generation

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    Ramelow, Sven; Clemmen, Stéphane; Orquiza, Daniel; Luke, Kevin; Lipson, Michal; Gaeta, Alexander L

    2015-01-01

    CMOS-compatible photonic chips are highly desirable for real-world quantum optics devices due to their scalability, robustness, and integration with electronics. Despite impressive advances using Silicon nanostructures, challenges remain in reducing their linear and nonlinear losses and in creating narrowband photons necessary for interfacing with quantum memories. Here we demonstrate the potential of the silicon nitride (Si3N4) platform by realizing an ultracompact, bright, entangled photon-pair source with selectable photon bandwidths down to 30 MHz, which is unprecedented for an integrated source. Leveraging Si3N4's moderate thermal expansion, simple temperature control of the chip enables precise wavelength stabilization and tunability without active control. Single-mode photon pairs at 1550 nm are generated at rates exceeding 107 s-1 with mW's of pump power and are used to produce time-bin entanglement. Moreover, Si3N4 allows for operation from the visible to the mid-IR, which make it highly promising fo...

  16. Multiphase pumps and flow meters avoid platform construction

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    Elde, J.

    1999-02-01

    One of the newest wrinkles in efficiency in BP`s Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) is the system for moving multiphase oil, water and gas fluids from the Machar satellite field to the Marnock Central Processing Facility (CPF). Using water-turbine-driven multiphase pumps and multiphase flow meters, the system moves fluid with no need for a production platform. In addition, BP has designed the installation so it reduces and controls water coning, thereby increasing recoverable reserves. Both subsea multiphase booster stations (SMUBS) and meters grew out of extensive development work and experience at Framo Engineering AS (Framo) in multiphase meters and multiphase pump systems for subsea installation. Multiphase meter development began in 1990 and the first subsea multiphase meters were installed in the East Spar Project in Australia in 1996. By September 1998, the meters had been operating successfully for more than 1 year. A single multiphase meter installed in Marathon`s West Brae Project has also successfully operated for more than 1 year. Subsea meters for ETAP were installed and began operating in July 1998.

  17. Surface Di-directional Reflectance Properties Over the ARM SGP Area from Satellite Multi-Platform Observations

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

  18. Amon Millner draft short paper submitted to the Interaction Design and Children 2011 conference Modkit: Blending and Extending Approachable Platforms

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    Modkit: Blending and Extending Approachable Platforms for Creating Computer Programs and Interactive programming environment and the Arduino platform. The demonstration will feature the current Modkit components, activities, and projects that illustrate how the toolkit blends Scratch and Arduino platforms to extend what

  19. Structural analysis, design and evaluation of mock-up platform, monorail, and tank plate cut-out

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    Hundal, T.S.

    1995-12-19

    Platform - Structural analyses were performed for design seismic, live and dead load combinations for the freestanding platform over the partial DST mock-up section. The platform is to be used for Robotic ultrasonic inspection of the tank wall. It is a free standing structure anchored to floor slab with Hilti Kwik bolts.

  20. There was no single characteristic fish assemblage that could be described for the oil platforms and natural

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    Love, Milton

    .) fish assemblages residing on oil/gas production platforms and natural outcrops, and (2) describe platforms and natural outcrops of central and southern California. However, we identified a number partitioning in species composition, where northerly platforms show the influence of the Oregonian province

  1. Microfluidic platform for the study of intercellular communication via soluble factor-cell and cell-cell

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    Kenis, Paul J. A.

    Microfluidic platform for the study of intercellular communication via soluble factor-cell and cell are available today. Here, we report the design and validation of a microfluidic platform that enables (i) soluble molecule-cell and/or (ii) cell-cell paracrine signaling. In the microfluidic platform, multiple

  2. Tropospheric methanol observations from space: retrieval1 evaluation and constraints on the seasonality of biogenic2

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    1 Tropospheric methanol observations from space: retrieval1 evaluation and constraints Information1 2 3 #12; 3 1 FigureS1.Comparison of TES, IASI and airborne methanol measurements using GEOS-Chem as2 an intercomparison platform. Methanol abundance as modeled by GEOS-Chem (base-case3 simulation

  3. VOLTTRON™: An Agent Platform for Integrating Electric Vehicles and Smart Grid

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    Haack, Jereme N.; Akyol, Bora A.; Tenney, Nathan D.; Carpenter, Brandon J.; Pratt, Richard M.; Carroll, Thomas E.

    2013-12-06

    The VOLTTRON™ platform provides a secure environment for the deployment of intelligent applications in the smart grid. VOLTTRON design is based on the needs of control applications running on small form factor devices, namely security and resource guarantees. Services such as resource discovery, secure agent mobility, and interacting with smart and legacy devices are provided by the platform to ease the development of control applications and accelerate their deployment. VOLTTRON platform has been demonstrated in several different domains that influenced and enhanced its capabilities. This paper will discuss the features of VOLTTRON and highlight its usage to coordinate electric vehicle charging with home energy usage

  4. Evaluation of the effect of contact between risers and guide frames on offshore spar platform motions 

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    Koo, Bon-Jun

    2004-11-15

    for the Gulf of Mexico, is shown in Fig. 1.1. Installed Cost Water Depth(m) 180 300 420 540 660 780 TLP Guyed Tower Pile Supported Structure Compliant Tower Semisubmersible (FPS) Tankers (FPSO) 900 Fig. 1.1. Platform cost comparison, Gulf of Mexico (G...?nther et al, 1988). This dissertation follows the style and format of the Journal of Ocean Engineering 2 However, new types of platforms such as tension leg platform (TLP), semisubmersible (FPS), floating production storage and offloading (FPSO...

  5. Interactive Supercomputing’s Star-P Platform

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    Edelman, Alan; Husbands, Parry; Leibman, Steve

    2006-09-19

    The thesis of this extended abstract is simple. High productivity comes from high level infrastructures. To measure this, we introduce a methodology that goes beyond the tradition of timing software in serial and tuned parallel modes. We perform a classroom productivity study involving 29 students who have written a homework exercise in a low level language (MPI message passing) and a high level language (Star-P with MATLAB client). Our conclusions indicate what perhaps should be of little surprise: (1) the high level language is always far easier on the students than the low level language. (2) The early versions of the high level language perform inadequately compared to the tuned low level language, but later versions substantially catch up. Asymptotically, the analogy must hold that message passing is to high level language parallel programming as assembler is to high level environments such as MATLAB, Mathematica, Maple, or even Python. We follow the Kepner method that correctly realizes that traditional speedup numbers without some discussion of the human cost of reaching these numbers can fail to reflect the true human productivity cost of high performance computing. Traditional data compares low level message passing with serial computation. With the benefit of a high level language system in place, in our case Star-P running with MATLAB client, and with the benefit of a large data pool: 29 students, each running the same code ten times on three evolutions of the same platform, we can methodically demonstrate the productivity gains. To date we are not aware of any high level system as extensive and interoperable as Star-P, nor are we aware of an experiment of this kind performed with this volume of data.

  6. Micro-algae come of age as a platform for recombinant protein production

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    Specht, Elizabeth; Miyake-Stoner, Shigeki; Mayfield, Stephen

    2010-01-01

    et al. 2008), chlorophyta alga Ulva pertusa Table 1 Recentprotein production in algae Expression level achieved010-0326-5 REVIEW Micro-algae come of age as a platform for

  7. The Conservation & Renewable Energy Collaboratory (CREC) is CTI's platform for collaboration with industry and

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    McGraw, Kevin J.

    Purpose The Conservation & Renewable Energy Collaboratory (CREC) is CTI's platform for collaboration with industry and other partners on research and education related to renew- able energy Development & Training · Environmental Technology · Water Management Conservation & Renewable Energy

  8. Automating Oceanography: A Robotic Surface Sensor Platform Combining Flexibility and Low-cost

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    Mairs, Bryant

    2015-01-01

    and rapidly reconfigurable UAV GNC research platform. PhDoriginally developed for UAV trajectory following wasand orientation. V g V g P uav e N |L 2 | P 0 min e N tan (?

  9. City-Car : optimizing vehicle and urban efficiencies through a shared adaptive platform

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    Lark, William, 1981-

    2005-01-01

    Research focused on developing an innovative, yet simple automobile platform that maximizes its efficiency through shared convenience. Work was initially put into studying both current vehicles and urban architecture, in ...

  10. The Creation of a low-cost, reliable platform for mobile robotics research

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    Gilbert, Taylor Harrison

    2011-01-01

    This work documents the planning process, design, fabrication, and integration of a low-cost robot designed for research on the problem of life-long robot mapping. The robotics platform used is the iRobot Create. This robot ...

  11. Effects of Absolute Proximity Between Landmark and Platform in a Virtual Morris Pool Task with Humans

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    Artigas, A. A.; Aznar-Casanova, J. A.; Chamizo, V. D.

    2005-01-01

    overshadowing in a virtual pool: Simple guidance is a goodin the Morris swimming pool navigation task. Learning andand Platform in a Virtual Morris Pool Task with Humans A. A.

  12. High Altitude Platform's Instability Effect on Co-channel Interference Levels when Sharing the V band

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    Vouyioukas, Demosthenes

    the stratospheric layer. i. Unmanned Airships best represented in the literature by ITU studies and recommendations. Circling Manned Aircraft best represented by HALO platform [6]. Airships are unmanned semi-rigid or non

  13. An open source controlled environment agriculture platform : exploration of root zone temperature effects and thermal management

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    Richman, Camille (Camille E.)

    2015-01-01

    A first prototype of a GRObot open source controlled environment agriculture platform was built with air and water temperature control systems. Caesar basil seedlings were grown in the GRObot with a shallow water culture ...

  14. Controls on isolated carbonate platform evolution and demise, Central Luconia Province, South China Sea 

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    Olave Hoces, Sergio

    2009-06-02

    and extrinsic factors such as differential subsidence, paleowind patterns and siliciclastic influx then controlled the internal architecture of the platforms. 2-D regional seismic lines, publicdomain data and published literature were used to analyze growth...

  15. Environmentally-Adaptive Deployment of Lagrangian Instrumentation Using a Submerged Autonomous Launch Platform

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    Fratantoni, David

    information from a nearby ship, surface buoy, or AUV used as a relay platform. In an environmentally-wire activated drop weight mounted on the drifter's end cap. Bermuda Field Trials A SALP test mooring was set

  16. Three-dimensional microelectromechanical tilting platform operated by gear-driven racks

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    Klody, Kelly A.; Habbit, Jr., Robert D.

    2005-11-01

    A microelectromechanical (MEM) tiltable-platform apparatus is disclosed which utilizes a light-reflective platform (i.e. a micromirror) which is supported above a substrate by flexures which can be bent upwards to tilt the platform in any direction over an angle of generally .+-.10 degrees using a gear-driven rack attached to each flexure. Each rack is driven by a rotary microengine (i.e. a micromotor); and an optional thermal actuator can be used in combination with each microengine for initially an initial uplifting of the platform away from the substrate. The MEM apparatus has applications for optical switching (e.g. between a pair of optical fibers) or for optical beam scanning.

  17. Unified communications : convergence of platforms and strategies of two software vendors

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    Hydari, Muhammad Zia

    2008-01-01

    Unified Communications: Convergence of Platforms and Strategies of Two Software Vendors by Muhammad Zia Hydari ABSTRACT Unified communication (UC) is the convergence of various modes of communication - voice telephony, ...

  18. Designing a simple, robust, precision robotic platform for medium quantity production

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    Lieberman, Janet Samantha

    2007-01-01

    A niche which has yet to be saturated in the growing market of educational and research robotic platforms is the mechanically-simple, electronically-powerful research robot. Useful in fields such as algorithm and artificial ...

  19. Degradable polymeric nano-films and particles as delivery platforms for vaccines and immunotherapeutics

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    Su, Xingfang

    2012-01-01

    Degradable polymeric materials provide opportunities for the development of improved vaccines and immunotherapies by acting as platforms that facilitate the delivery of molecules to appropriate tissue and cellular locations ...

  20. A Software Defined Radio Experimental Platform for GPS/GNSS Signal Reception Analysis 

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    Pu, Lingjun

    2015-08-05

    limitations of GPS chip evaluation kits are their low quality clocks, and very limited computing resources for more sophisticated experiments. This thesis will talk about this portable software platform and the project which was conducted on it to explore...

  1. A Probabilistic Deformation Demand Model and Fragility Estimates for Asymmetric Offshore Jacket Platforms 

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    Fallon, Michael Brooks

    2012-11-12

    to assess the deformation demand on asymmetric offshore jacket platforms subject to wave and current loadings. The probabilistic model is constructed by adding correction terms and a model error to an existing deterministic deformation demand model...

  2. The Mars Gravity Biosatellite as an innovative partial gravity research platform

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    Fulford-Jones, Thaddeus R. F

    2008-01-01

    The Mars Gravity Biosatellite is an unprecedented independent spaceflight platform for gravitational biology research. With a projected first launch after 2010, the low Earth orbit satellite will support a cohort of fifteen ...

  3. Development of a PCI Based Data Acquisition Platform for High Intensity Accelerator Experiments

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    T. Higuchi; H. Fujii; M. Ikeno; Y. Igarashi; E. Inoue; R. Itoh; H. Kodama; T. Murakami; M. Nakao; K. Nakayoshi; M. Saitoh; S. Shimazaki; S. Y. Suzuki; M. Tanaka; K. Tauchi; M. Yamauchi; Y. Yasu; G. Varner; Y. Nagasaka; T. Katayama; K. Watanabe; M. Ishizuka; S. Onozawa; C. J. Li

    2003-05-28

    Data logging at an upgraded KEKB accelerator or the J-PARC facility, currently under commission, requires a high density data acquisition platform with integrated data reduction CPUs. To follow market trends, we have developed a DAQ platform based on the PCI bus, a choice which permits a fast DAQ and a long expected lifetime of the system. The platform is a 9U-VME motherboard consisting of four slots for signal digitization modules, readout FIFOs for data buffering, and three PMC slots, on one of which resides a data reduction CPU. We have performed long term and thermal stability tests. The readout speed on the platform has been measured up to 125 MB/s in DMA mode.

  4. Challenges on Low-Power Platform Design for Real-World Wireless Sensing Applications

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    Shinozuka, Masanobu

    batteries, solar panels, and energy storage. The platform as a whole will operate even more efficiently and mechanical systems. The purpose is to moni- tor and assess the structural integrity of buildings, airplanes

  5. Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of a multifunctional and surface-switchable nanoemulsion platform

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    Gianella, Anita

    We present a multifunctional nanoparticle platform that has targeting moieties shielded by a matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP2) cleavable PEG coating. Upon incubation with MMP2 this surface-switchable coating is removed and ...

  6. Platform policy and its effect on diffusion : the case study of Android and iOS

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    Yoon, Ilbae

    2014-01-01

    Platform has played an important role in telecommunication industry. As the industry evolves from value chain to value network industry, firms can no longer pursue innovation and maintain competitiveness solely by improving ...

  7. Platform Deformation Refined Pointing and Phase Correction for the AMiBA Hexapod Telescope

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    Koch, Patrick M; Chang, Yu-Yen; Huang, Yau-De; Raffin, Philippe; Chen, Ke-Yung; Chereau, Guillaume; Chen, Ming-Tang; Ho, Paul T P; Huang, Chih-Wie; Ibanez-Romano, Fabiola; Jiang, Homin; Liao, Yu-Wei; Lin, Kai-Yang; Liu, Guo-Chin; Molnar, Sandor M; Nishioka, Hiroaki; Umetsu, Keiichi; Wang, Fu-Cheng; Wu, Jiun-Huei Proty; Altamirano, Pablo; Chang, Chia-Hao; Chang, Shu-Hao; Chang, Su-Wei; Han, Chi-Chiang; Kubo, Derek; Li, Chao-Te; Martin-Cocher, Pierre; Oshiro, Peter

    2009-01-01

    The Array for Microwave Background Anisotropy (AMiBA) is a radio interferometer for research in cosmology, currently operating 7 0.6m diameter antennas co-mounted on a 6m diameter platform driven by a hexapod mount. AMiBA is currently the largest hexapod telescope. We briefly summarize the hexapod operation with the current pointing error model. We then focus on the upcoming 13-element expansion with its potential difficulties and solutions. Photogrammetry measurements of the platform reveal deformations at a level which can affect the optical pointing and the receiver radio phase. In order to prepare for the 13-element upgrade, two optical telescopes are installed on the platform to correlate optical pointing tests. Being mounted on different locations, the residuals of the two sets of pointing errors show a characteristic phase and amplitude difference as a function of the platform deformation pattern. These results depend on the telescope's azimuth, elevation and polarization position. An analytical model ...

  8. Forensic DNA Standards for Next Generation Sequencing Platforms ( 7th Annual SFAF Meeting, 2012)

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    Vallone, Peter [NIST

    2013-03-22

    Peter Vallone on "Forensic DNA Standards for Next Generation Sequencing Platforms" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  9. TaleBlazer : a platform for creating multiplayer location based games

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    Medlock-Walton, Michael Paul

    2012-01-01

    TaleBlazer is a platform that allows users to create location-based games for their mobile device. Using a block-based programming language, game designers can control the behavior of agents that interact with the game ...

  10. A microfabricated platform for high-throughput unconfined compression of micropatterned biomaterial arrays

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    Sun, Yu

    A microfabricated platform for high-throughput unconfined compression of micropatterned biomaterial8, Canada b Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, 164 College 16 September 2009 Available online 9 October 2009 Keywords: Hydrogel Micropatterning Biomaterial

  11. A non invasive, wearable sensor platform for multi-parametric remote monitoring in CHF

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    Lu?trek, Mitja

    ; Congestive Heart Failure (CHF); Multi- parametric monitoring; Electrocardiogram (ECG); Skin temperature1 A non invasive, wearable sensor platform for multi-parametric remote monitoring in CHF patients parameters. In this context, accurate and reliable remote monitoring solutions based on state

  12. Media tables : an extensible method for developing multi-user media interaction platforms for shared spaces

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    Mazalek, Alexandra, 1976-

    2005-01-01

    As digital entertainment applications evolve, there is a need for new kinds of platforms that can support sociable media interactions for everyday consumers. This thesis demonstrates an extensible method and sensing framework ...

  13. Development of High-Throughput Microfluidic Impedance Spectroscopy Platform for Analyzing Microdroplets in Droplet Microfluidic System 

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    Sobahi, Nebras MohammedKamal A.

    2014-07-22

    This thesis presents the development of a high-throughput microfluidic impedance spectroscopy platform for electrically detecting analyzing impedance measurements of non-contact and label free microdroplets. This microfluidic impedance spectroscopy...

  14. Performances of an experimental platform dedicated to European pollution forecast based on the CHIMERE

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    Menut, Laurent

    Performances of an experimental platform dedicated to European pollution forecast based du Climat et de l'Environnement - LSCE/IPSL The GEMS european project is dedicated to the definition

  15. A Benchmarking Platform For Network-On-Chip (NOC) Multiprocessor System-On- Chips 

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    Malave-Bonet, Javier

    2012-02-14

    BENCHMARKING PLATFORM FOR NETWORK-ON-CHIP (NOC) MULTIPROCESSOR SYSTEM-ON-CHIPS A Thesis by JAVIER JOSE MALAVE-BONET Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2010 Major Subject: Computer Engineering A BENCHMARKING PLATFORM FOR NETWORK-ON-CHIP (NOC) MULTIPROCESSOR SYSTEM-ON-CHIPS A Thesis by JAVIER JOSE MALAVE-BONET Submitted to the Office of Graduate...

  16. A preliminary technology assessment of alternative uses for offshore petroleum platforms 

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    Lawlor, Frank James

    1975-01-01

    and an inventory of offshore platforms located on federal lands in the Gulf of Mexico was made. The following alternatives were selected on the basis of their technical feasibility: artificial reefs, fishing cooperatives, fish processing plants, scientific... tool by performing a preliminary technology assessment of alternative uses for offshore petroleum platforms. The follow- ing alternatives were selected on the basis of their technical 7 feasibility: artificial reef, fishing cooperative, fish process...

  17. Geo-neutrino Observation

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    Dye, S. T.; Alderman, M.; Batygov, M.; Learned, J. G.; Matsuno, S.; Mahoney, J. M.; Pakvasa, S.; Rosen, M.; Smith, S.; Varner, G.; McDonough, W. F.

    2009-12-17

    Observations of geo-neutrinos measure radiogenic heat production within the earth, providing information on the thermal history and dynamic processes of the mantle. Two detectors currently observe geo-neutrinos from underground locations. Other detection projects in various stages of development include a deep ocean observatory. This paper presents the current status of geo-neutrino observation and describes the scientific capabilities of the deep ocean observatory, with emphasis on geology and neutrino physics.

  18. Hot Pot Field Observations

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    Lane, Michael

    2013-06-28

    Map of field observations including depressions, springs, evidence of former springs, travertine terraces and vegetation patterns. Map also contains interpretation of possible spring alignments.

  19. Hot Pot Field Observations

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    Lane, Michael

    Map of field observations including depressions, springs, evidence of former springs, travertine terraces and vegetation patterns. Map also contains interpretation of possible spring alignments.

  20. Atomic Collapse Observed

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    Scientists Observe Atomic Collapse State Quantum Mechanics Prediction Confirmed in Graphene Using NERSC's Hopper April 26, 2013 | Tags: Hopper, Materials Science Contact: Linda...

  1. The shock/shear platform for planar radiation-hydrodynamics experiments on the National Ignition Facility

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    Doss, F. W.; Kline, J. L.; Flippo, K. A.; Perry, T. S.; DeVolder, B. G.; Tregillis, I.; Loomis, E. N.; Merritt, E. C.; Murphy, T. J.; Welser-Sherrill, L.; et al

    2015-04-17

    An indirectly-driven shock tube experiment fielded on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) was used to create a high-energy-density hydrodynamics platform at unprecedented scale. Scaling up a shear-induced mixing experiment previously fielded at OMEGA, the NIF shear platform drives 130 ?m/ns shocks into a CH foam-filled shock tube (~ 60 mg/cc) with interior dimensions of 1.5 mm diameter and 5 mm length. The pulse-shaping capabilities of the NIF are used to extend the drive for >10 ns, and the large interior tube volumes are used to isolate physics-altering edge effects from the region of interest. The scaling of the experiment tomore »the NIF allows for considerable improvement in maximum driving time of hydrodynamics, in fidelity of physics under examination, and in diagnostic clarity. Details of the experimental platform and post-shot simulations used in the analysis of the platform-qualifying data are presented. Hydrodynamic scaling is used to compare shear data from OMEGA with that from NIF, suggesting a possible change in the dimensionality of the instability at late times from one platform to the other.« less

  2. Physical observability of horizons

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    Matt Visser

    2014-11-25

    Event horizons are (generically) not physically observable. In contrast, apparent horizons (and the closely related trapping horizons) are generically physically observable --- in the sense that they can be detected by observers working in finite-size regions of spacetime. Consequently event horizons are inappropriate tools for defining astrophysical black holes, or indeed for defining any notion of evolving}black hole, (evolving either due to accretion or Hawking radiation). The only situation in which an event horizon becomes physically observable is for the very highly idealized stationary or static black holes, when the event horizon is a Killing horizon which is degenerate with the apparent and trapping horizons; and then it is the physical observability of the apparent/trapping horizons that is fundamental --- the event horizon merely comes along for the ride.

  3. Physical observability of horizons

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    Visser, Matt

    2014-01-01

    Event horizons are (generically) not physically observable. In contrast, apparent horizons (and the closely related trapping horizons) are generically physically observable --- in the sense that they can be detected by observers working in finite-size regions of spacetime. Consequently event horizons are inappropriate tools for defining astrophysical black holes, or indeed for defining any notion of evolving}black hole, (evolving either due to accretion or Hawking radiation). The only situation in which an event horizon becomes physically observable is for the very highly idealized stationary or static black holes, when the event horizon is a Killing horizon which is degenerate with the apparent and trapping horizons; and then it is the physical observability of the apparent/trapping horizons that is fundamental --- the event horizon merely comes along for the ride.

  4. helicopter | National Nuclear Security Administration

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorkingLosThe 26th Annual ConferenceFall

  5. Observables on Quantum Structures

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    Anatolij Dvure?enskij; Mária Kuková

    2012-04-29

    An observable on a quantum structure is any $\\sigma$-homomorphism of quantum structures from the Borel $\\sigma$-algebra into the quantum structure. We show that our partial information on an observable known only for all intervals of the form $(-\\infty,t)$ is sufficient to determine uniquely the whole observable defined on quantum structures like $\\sigma$-MV-algebras, $\\sigma$-effect algebras, Boolean $\\sigma$-algebras, monotone $\\sigma$-complete effect algebras with the Riesz Decomposition Property, the effect algebra of effect operators of a Hilbert space, and a system of functions, and an effect-tribe.

  6. MARS OBSERVER Mission Failure

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    Rhoads, James

    of Mars Observer Mission Failure.. ................... D-12 a. Most Probable Cause: Leakage of NT0 Through Check Valves .................................................................. D-14 b. Potential Cause: Pressure Regulator Failure....................... D-28 c. Potential Cause: Failure of a Pyro Valve Charge

  7. Air Observe System

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    Alexander Bolonkin

    2007-01-10

    This manuscript contains a description and basic principles for observing inaccessible areas using low cost, easily deployed equipment. The basic premise is to suspend a tiny video camera at an altitude of 10 - 200 meters over the area to be surveyed. The TV camera supports at altitude by wind or balloon. The technical challenges regard the means by which the camera is suspended. Such a system may be used by military or police forces or by civil authorities for rescue missions or assessment of natural disasters. The method may be further developed for military applications by integrating the surveillance task with deployment of munitions. Key words: air observer, air suspended system, low altitude video observer.

  8. Quantum Mechanics Without Observers

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    W. H. Sulis

    2013-03-03

    The measurement problem and the role of observers have plagued quantum mechanics since its conception. Attempts to resolve these have introduced anthropomorphic or non-realist notions into physics. A shift of perspective based upon process theory and utilizing methods from combinatorial games, interpolation theory and complex systems theory results in a novel realist version of quantum mechanics incorporating quasi-local, nondeterministic hidden variables that are compatible with the no-hidden variable theorems and relativistic invariance, and reproduce the standard results of quantum mechanics to a high degree of accuracy without invoking observers.

  9. Power-Aware Autonomous Distributed Storage Systems for Internet Hosting Service Platforms

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    percentage of the total computing system's energy is used by the data storage systems, various attemptsPower-Aware Autonomous Distributed Storage Systems for Internet Hosting Service Platforms Jumpei@osss.,hasebe@,kato@}cs.tsukuba.ac.jp Abstract. We present a power-saving method for large-scale distributed storage systems of Internet hosting

  10. LookingGlass: A Visual Intelligence Platform for Tracking Online Social Movements

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    Davulcu, Hasan

    LookingGlass: A Visual Intelligence Platform for Tracking Online Social Movements Nyunsu Kim, Sedat the diffusion of online social movements. The algorithms utilize large amounts of text collected from a wide to classify and map individual Tweeter's message content to social movements based on the perspectives

  11. mPaaS: Delivering Mobile Platforms as a Cloud Service Arpit Gupta

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    Singh, Jaswinder Pal

    With the increasing ubiquity of smart-devices, demand for isolated userspaces for business, personal, develop- ment of user/kernel level processes running over both cloud platforms and mobile client; (2) the Cloud Bridge a cloud bridge. Scalability: User is provided limitless computational prowess over the cloud

  12. Procedural Level Design for Platform Games Kate Compton and Michael Mateas

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    Mateas, Michael

    @cc.gatech.edu Abstract Although other genres have used procedural level generation to extend gameplay and replayability, platformer games have not yet seen successful level generation. This paper proposes a new four, and connectivity. It also proposes a way to use this model to procedurally generate new levels. Introduction

  13. A Platform for Secure Static Binary Instrumentation Mingwei Zhang Rui Qiao Niranjan Hasabnis R. Sekar

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    Sekar, R.

    A Platform for Secure Static Binary Instrumentation Mingwei Zhang Rui Qiao Niranjan Hasabnis R. Sekar Stony Brook University Abstract Program instrumentation techniques form the basis of many recent. As com- pared to source-code instrumentation, binary instrumenta- tion is easier to use and more broadly

  14. Open foundry platform for high-performance electronic-photonic integration

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    Ram, Rajeev J.

    Open foundry platform for high-performance electronic-photonic integration Jason S. Orcutt,1 commercial electronic 45 nm SOI-CMOS foundry process. By utilizing existing front-end fabrication processes. Bogaerts, R. Baets, J. M. Fedeli, and L. Fulbert, "Towards foundry approach for silicon photonics: silicon

  15. Assessing the Potential of Natural Microbial Communities to Improve a Second-Generation Biofuels Platform 

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    Hammett, Amy Jo Macbey

    2012-10-19

    Naturally occurring microbial communities from high-salt and/or high-temperature environments were collected from sites across the United States and Puerto Rico and screened for their efficacy in the MixAlco biofuel production platform. The Mix...

  16. Active Vibration Control on A 3-DOF Parallel Platform Based on Kane's Dynamics Method

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    Li, Yangmin

    - 2783 - Active Vibration Control on A 3-DOF Parallel Platform Based on Kane's Dynamics Method Yuan be impossible without a careful isolation of the instrument from the vibration sources. To reduce the vibration low remaining vibration level. This paper is concerned with the development of a vibration isolation

  17. EcoPlex: Empowering Compact Wireless Sensor Platforms via Roaming and Interoperability Support

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    Shinozuka, Masanobu

    platform called Eco to participate as virtual nodes in a fully general ZigBee network. Experimental results virtual identities and supporting roaming. A. Case Study: ZigBee ZigBee is a standard for wireless sensor networking. ZigBee is a networking layer on top of IEEE 802.15.4, which is a medium access control (MAC

  18. A Harmonic Potential Approach for Simultaneous Planning and Control of a Generic UAV Platform

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    Masoud, Ahmad A.

    A Harmonic Potential Approach for Simultaneous Planning and Control of a Generic UAV Platform Ahmad and control of a large variety of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is tackled using the harmonic potential to regulate the velocity of the UAV concerned in a manner that would propel the UAV to a target point while

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    for thorough trainings in industrial We thank our sponsors : Schneider Electric which provided the automationREMOTE LABORATORIES IN AUTOMATION: AIP-PRIMECA RAO ARI PLATFORM Remote Laboratories in Automation of resources and competencies about industrial topics for many universities in Rhône-Alpes french Region. Due

  20. Concolic Testing on Embedded Software -Case Studies on Mobile Platform Programs

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    Concolic Testing on Embedded Software - Case Studies on Mobile Platform Programs Yunho Kim, Moonzoo the quality of software. However, conventional testing methods frequently fail to detect faults in target to the mobile software domain for three years (2010-2012). 1 Concolic (CONCrete + symbOLIC) [10] testing (also

  1. A composite hydrogel platform for the dissection of tumor cell migration at tissue interfaces

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    Kumar, Sanjay

    A composite hydrogel platform for the dissection of tumor cell migration at tissue interfaces 19 July 2014 Keywords: Glioblastoma Hyaluronic acid Cell migration Polyacrylamide a b s t r a c t Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most prevalent primary brain cancer, is characterized by diffuse

  2. Smart-Its: An Embedded Platform for Smart Objects Michael Beigl

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    Beigl, Michael

    Smart-Its: An Embedded Platform for Smart Objects Michael Beigl Telecooperation Office (Tec to consider their embedding in everyday objects. As a consequence it is expected that networked smart objects with activity in the physical world. Recent years have seen many design examples for smart objects but for lack

  3. mMamee: A mHealth Platform for Monitoring and Assessing Maternal Environmental Exposure

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    Stylianou, Yannis

    to a wide range of environmental risks (e.g. air pollution and nutrition) that adverse health effects of location-based services into mHealth platforms for evaluating the human long-term exposure air pollutants (e.g. air pollution, noise, ultra violet radiation, temperature, humidity, biosignals) should

  4. System for beaming power from earth to a high altitude platform

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    Friedman, Herbert W. (Oakland, CA); Porter, Terry J. (Ridgecrest, CA)

    2002-01-01

    Power is transmitted to a high altitude platform by an array of diode pumped solid state lasers each operated at a single range of laser wavelengths outside of infrared and without using adaptive optics. Each laser produces a beam with a desired arrival spot size. An aircraft avoidance system uses a radar system for automatic control of the shutters of the lasers.

  5. Activity regulation for building dictionaries on an on-line collaborative platform

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Activity regulation for building dictionaries on an on-line collaborative platform Christophe.Mangeot@univ-savoie.fr Abstract--This paper discusses automatic regulation in par- ticipative Web systems. We present a generic-based system (TBS) called CARTE (Collec- tion, activity Analysis and Regulation based on Traces Enriched

  6. BE12CH08-Zare ARI 22 April 2010 20:22 Microfluidic Platforms

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    Zare, Richard N.

    BE12CH08-Zare ARI 22 April 2010 20:22 R E V I E W S IN A D V A N CE Microfluidic Platforms, genetic analysis Abstract Microfluidics, the study and control of the fluidic behavior in microstruc to analyze various types of intracellular components quantitatively. The microfluidic approach offers a rapid

  7. Rook: Using Video Games as a Low-Bandwidth Censorship Resistant Communication Platform

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    Kohno, Tadayoshi

    across the globe. While most censorship circumvention systems are still focused on es- caping a given and surveillence re- sistant platform for communicaton using online games as its cover application. The use analysis, statistical analyses of packet payloads and game-specific analyses. 1 Introduction

  8. Energy-Efficient Platform Designs for Real-World Wireless Sensing Applications

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    Shinozuka, Masanobu

    Unit Scheduler Power Mgr Driver Calib. PowerReg.&Distr.Switch windmill solar panel battery otherEnergy-Efficient Platform Designs for Real-World Wireless Sensing Applications Pai H. Chou sensing systems (WESS) are one of the major driving forces behind many of the recent innovations

  9. Multi-platform Automatic Parallelization and Power Reduction by OSCAR Compiler

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    Kasahara, Hironori

    Multi-platform Automatic Parallelization and Power Reduction by OSCAR Compiler Hironori Kasahara-performance and software productivity and reduce power OSCAR Parallelizing Compiler Multigrain Parallelization coarse Reduction Reduction of consumed power by compiler control DVFS and Power gating with hardware supports. 1 23

  10. Travel Characteristics of Marine Anglers Using Oil and Gas Platforms in the Central Gulf of Mexico

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    Travel Characteristics of Marine Anglers Using Oil and Gas Platforms in the Central Gulf of Mexico patterns of avid marine anglers using the oil and gas structures off the Louisiana coast. Although and their fishing methods. Study Area In 1985, the National Research Council identified more than 3,100 oil and gas

  11. Platforms and Real Options in Large-Scale Engineering Konstantinos Kalligeros

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Platforms and Real Options in Large-Scale Engineering Systems by Konstantinos Kalligeros Dipl teams to assess the value of real options in programs of large-scale, partially stan- dardized systems. A novel valuation process is introduced to value the developer's real options to choose among

  12. System Level Design Using the SystemC Modeling Platform 1

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    Ould Ahmedou, Mohameden

    the correctness of such a specification. These drawbacks have driven many system, hardware, and software designers of the initiative, which enables, promotes, and accelerates system-level intellectual property (IP) model exchangeSystem Level Design Using the SystemC Modeling Platform 1 1. Introduction1 As system complexity

  13. KDD-2003 Workshop on Data Mining Standards, Services and Platforms (DM-SSP 03)

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    Grossman, Robert

    KDD-2003 Workshop on Data Mining Standards, Services and Platforms (DM-SSP 03) Robert Grossman National Center for Data Mining, University of Illinois at Chicago and Open Data Partners Chicago, IL mining services based on them. A theme of the workshop was that data mining standards have matured

  14. Tracking Provenance in ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms Zachary Hensley (zphensley42@students.tntech.edu),1

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    Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

    , its lineage, its derivations and other metadata that are important for correctly adhering to the scien information about the use of sensor data in their experiments on ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms (FRPs starting with the creation of information by an FRP sensor. The system determines station information

  15. Green Move: a platform for highly configurable, heterogeneous electric vehicle sharing

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    Cugola, Gianpaolo

    Green Move: a platform for highly configurable, heterogeneous electric vehicle sharing Andrea G the spreading of electric vehicles, in particular for what concerns the high upfront costs of the vehicles benefits. I. INTRODUCTION Electric vehicle sharing has the potential to provide a solution to many

  16. A microfluidic platform for pharmaceutical salt screening Michael R. Thorson,a

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    Kenis, Paul J. A.

    A microfluidic platform for pharmaceutical salt screening Michael R. Thorson,a Sachit Goyal*a Received 16th July 2011, Accepted 15th September 2011 DOI: 10.1039/c1lc20645a We describe a microfluidic presents a microfluidic approach that addresses these challenges by enabling extensive salt screenings

  17. Design and Analysis of a Reconfigurable Platform for Frequent Pattern Mining

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    Zambreno, Joseph A.

    Design and Analysis of a Reconfigurable Platform for Frequent Pattern Mining Song Sun and Joseph Zambreno, Member, IEEE Abstract--Frequent pattern mining algorithms are designed to find commonly occurring shown promise in accelerating some data mining applications. In this paper, we propose a new

  18. A Market-Driven Approach to the Design of Platform-Based Product Families

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    Chen, Wei

    A Market-Driven Approach to the Design of Platform-Based Product Families Deepak Kumar* and Wei existing design methods integrate market considerations (e.g., customer preferences, competition variant in the family. The novel Market-Driven Product Family Design (MPFD) methodology proposed here

  19. A PLATFORM FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SERVICES OF AN EDUCATIONAL NETWORK

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    A PLATFORM FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SERVICES OF AN EDUCATIONAL NETWORK Ch. Bouras1,2 A. Gkamas for the implementation of the services of an educational network over TCP/IP networks such as the Internet. Our proposal aiming at the upgrade of the offered educational services. In such a network, information is located

  20. Tripodal Tris-tacn and Tris-DPA Platforms for Assembling Phosphate-Templated Trimetallic Centers

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    Cao, Rui

    Multidentate tripodal ligands, N(CH2-m-C6H4-CH2tacn)3 (L1) and N(CH2-o-C6H4-CH2N(CH2py)2)3 (L2), have been devised for assembling high-nuclearity metal clusters. By using the same tripodal platform with different ligand ...

  1. Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Green Water Around a Two-dimensional Platform 

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    Zhao, Yucheng

    2010-07-14

    An interface-preserving level set method is incorporated into the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) numerical method to simulate the application of the green water phenomena around a platform and the breaking wave above the deck. In the present...

  2. UTILIZING SAP'S SYBASE UNWIRED PLATFORM AND MOBILE BUSINESS OBJECTS TO CREATE A MOBILE PLANT MAINTENANCE APPLICATION.

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    ElAarag, Hala

    .......................................................... 12 #12;1 ABSTRACT The purpose of this project is to use System Analysis and Program DevelopmentUTILIZING SAP'S SYBASE UNWIRED PLATFORM AND MOBILE BUSINESS OBJECTS TO CREATE A MOBILE PLANT by System Analysis and Program Development and the server access they so graciously provided to both myself

  3. Towards Synthesis of Platform-aware Attack-Resilient Control Systems

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    Pappas, George J.

    Towards Synthesis of Platform-aware Attack-Resilient Control Systems Extended Abstract Miroslav Over the past decade, the design process in the automotive indus- try has gone through a period, there is a current shift in vehicle architectures, from isolated control systems to more open automotive

  4. A Solvent-Free Thermosponge Nanoparticle Platform for Efficient Delivery of Labile Proteins

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    von Andrian, Ulrich H.

    A Solvent-Free Thermosponge Nanoparticle Platform for Efficient Delivery of Labile Proteins Won Il a solvent-free polymer thermo-expansion mechanism with clinical potential, capable of effectively delivering biological half-lives and efficacy in vivo. KEYWORDS: Nanoparticles, thermosponge, solvent-free, therapeutic

  5. National Bioenergy Center - Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update, Winter 2010

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    Schell, D.

    2011-02-01

    Winter 2011 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter. Issue topics: 33rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals program topic areas; results from reactive membrane extraction of inhibitors from dilute-acid pretreated corn stover; list of 2010 task publications.

  6. An educational platform to demonstrate speech processing techniques on Android based smart phones and tablets

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    An educational platform to demonstrate speech processing techniques on Android based smart phones learning styles. The application presented here is called "Speech Enhancement for Android (SEA)" and aims education; Speech enhancement; Android; Smart phone 1. Introduction Teaching digital signal processing (DSP

  7. A Speech Processing Research Platform for Android Based Smart Phones and Tablets

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    A Speech Processing Research Platform for Android Based Smart Phones and Tablets Roger Chappel1 is called Speech Enhancement for Android (SEA) and incorporates past and present speech enhancement. Index Terms: speech enhancement, speech processing, spec- trogram, Android, smart phone 1. Introduction

  8. AmbiMax: Autonomous Energy Harvesting Platform for Multi-Supply Wireless Sensor Nodes

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    Shinozuka, Masanobu

    AmbiMax: Autonomous Energy Harvesting Platform for Multi-Supply Wireless Sensor Nodes Chulsung Park and a supercapacitor based energy storage system for wireless sensor nodes (WSN). Previous WSNs attempt to harvest of multiple energy harvesting sources including solar, wind, thermal, and vibration, each with a different

  9. Towards an Industry Data Gateway: An Integrated Platform for the Analysis of Wind Turbine Data

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    Towards an Industry Data Gateway: An Integrated Platform for the Analysis of Wind Turbine Data monitoring of sensor information from wind turbines, and how a data gateway can help to increase in the context of wind turbines. It goes on to describe the innovative approach used in VAVID to meet

  10. A Decentralized Agent-Based Platform for Automated Trade and its Simulation

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    Polani, Daniel

    . An extended model of this is presented in MarketSpace (Eriksson et al. [3]). We believe this automated retail markets. Namely, we want to shed light on price developments and the power of seller strategies of di#27 platform is applied to the distributed computation of a multi-agent simulation in a market scenario

  11. Software development for a novel WSN platform P. Vlgyesi, J. Sallai, . Ldeczi

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    Maróti, Miklós

    Software development for a novel WSN platform P. Völgyesi, J. Sallai, Á. Lédeczi Vanderbilt in wireless sen- sor networks (WSN) is to combine integrated radio transceivers with general purpose cycling that ultimately determines the life- time of a WSN node. However, traditional FPGAs do not allow

  12. National Bioenergy Center, Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update, Summer 2011 (Newsletter)

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    Not Available

    2011-09-01

    Summer 2011 issue of the National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly update. Issue topics: evaluating new analytical techniques for measuring soluble sugars in the liquid portion of biomass hydrolysates, and measurement of the fraction of insoluble solids in biomass slurries.

  13. Nonlinear ultimate strength analysis of fixed offshore platforms for earthquake environments

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    Chang, S.S. [Hudson Engineering Corp., Houston, TX (United States)

    1995-12-01

    The design of an offshore platform usually requires the use of ASME B31.3 and API (American Petroleum Institute) RP 2A design codes. ASME B31.3 addresses the design of pressure piping systems for offshore facilities while API RP 2A ``Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing and Constructing Fixed Offshore Platforms`` (WSD or LRFD) addresses the structural design. This paper first identifies the difference between the ASME B31.3 and API RP 2A on the earthquake load requirements. Second, the paper presents a nonlinear static pushover analysis of a typical fixed offshore platform subject to a ductility level earthquake in 394 ft (120 m) of water depth. The analysis uses a three-dimensional structural model consisting of STRUT, BEAM-COLUMN and LINEAR BEAM elements to determine the structural response while properly accounting for structure-pile-soil interaction effort. Finally, the status of current on-going efforts to implement the API RP 2A code (LRFD version) to the ISO code (International Organization for Standardization), particularly on the earthquake resistant design aspect of fixed offshore the platforms, is briefly reported.

  14. A Framework for Cross-platform Mobile Web Applications Using HTML5

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    .gr/bouras/ papazois@ceid.upatras.gr,stasinos@ceid.upatras.gr Abstract. In recent years the use of smart mobile devices technologies for the support of mobile devices. This framework can be used for the implementation of mobile web for this specific type of devices. Keywords: mobile web app, HTML5, framework, cross-platform, social networks

  15. Resource Footprint of a Manycast Protocol Implementation on Multiple Mobile Platforms

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    -MANET). Mobile communication with handheld devices, and IC-MANET communication in disaster scenarios in particResource Footprint of a Manycast Protocol Implementation on Multiple Mobile Platforms Ekhiotz Jon not pay enough attention to measurable and reproducible indications of the mobile footprint including

  16. Building Plug-and-Play Smart Homes Using the Atlas Platform1

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    Helal, Abdelsalam

    Building Plug-and-Play Smart Homes Using the Atlas Platform1 Raja Bose, Jeffrey King, Steven and describes how to use and program Atlas to build a smart space. The paper also presents several use cases, hme, helal}@cise.ufl.edu Abstract. Pervasive computing environments such as smart homes require

  17. On the kinematic constraint surfaces of general three-legged planar robot platforms

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    Hayes, John

    important applications to the kinematic analysis of planar three-legged robot platforms, hence appropriate; Hyperbolic paraboloid 1. Introduction A very useful and elegant approach to the kinematic analysis of the constrained displacements, it is natural to call them constraint surfaces. Kinematic analysis of GP3LP reduces

  18. Alkaline Microfluidic Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cell as a Cathode Characterization Platform

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    Kenis, Paul J. A.

    Alkaline Microfluidic Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cell as a Cathode Characterization Platform Fikile R on an alkaline microfluidic fuel cell for catalyst and electrode characterization. Its constantly refreshing investigated and the dual effects of enhanced oxygen reduction reaction activity and improved ionic

  19. 209th ECS Meeting, Abstract #1265, copyright ECS MICROMACHINED CERAMIC PLATFORM FOR

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    Pace, Norman

    209th ECS Meeting, Abstract #1265, copyright ECS MICROMACHINED CERAMIC PLATFORM FOR LIVING NEURONAL ceramic chips for guided growth of living neurons and their interfacing into functional networks. Our core-organized nanoporous alumina, micromachining alumina ceramic to create patterns for guided neuronal growth

  20. AutoPlug: An Open Experimental Platform for Automotive ECU Testing, Updates and Verification

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    Rajkumar, Ragunathan "Raj"

    AutoPlug: An Open Experimental Platform for Automotive ECU Testing, Updates and Verification Rahul In 2010, over 20.3 million vehicles were recalled. Software issues related to automotive controls to evaluate automotive controls in a realistic and open setting. We have developed AutoPlug, an automo- tive

  1. University Library May 2014 A central research platform for library resources

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    University Library May 2014 A central research platform for library resources http://tugraz.summon.serialssolutions.com/ In December 2012 the new search tool TUGraz Library Search based on the software SummonTM by Serials Solutions went online. Since May 2014 the new version 2.0 is available. Topics 1. What is TUGraz Library Search

  2. Evaluating the performance of carboxylate platform fermentations across diverse inocula originating as sediments from extreme

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    DeWitt, Thomas J.

    , 2009). As feedstocks, the carboxylate platform can use many non-food biomass materials including landfill-targeted wastes such as yard clippings and kitchen waste, agricultural residues such as sugarcane. Terrestrial inocula from environments expected to favor rapid degradation of biomass (e.g., compost pile

  3. The New York Consortium on Membrane Protein Structure (NYCOMPS): a high-throughput platform for structural

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    Hendrickson, Wayne A.

    The New York Consortium on Membrane Protein Structure (NYCOMPS): a high-throughput platform Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010 Abstract The New York Consortium on Membrane Protein Structure Core Laboratory, New York Structural Biology Center, New York, NY 10027, USA F. Mancia Á M. Zhou

  4. Adapting Linux for Mobile Platforms: An Empirical Study of Android Foutse Khomh, Hao Yuan, Ying Zou

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    Zou, Ying

    Adapting Linux for Mobile Platforms: An Empirical Study of Android Foutse Khomh, Hao Yuan, Ying Zou.e., Android). The Android mobile operating system has become one of the most popular adaptations of the Linux kernel with approximately 60 millions new mobile devices running Android each year. Despite many studies

  5. Combining Task-and Data Parallelism to Speed up Protein Folding on a Desktop Grid Platform

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    Taufer, Michela

    Combining Task- and Data Parallelism to Speed up Protein Folding on a Desktop Grid Platform Is efficient protein folding possible with CHARMM on the United Devices MetaProcessor? B. Uk1 , M. Taufer1 parallelism and might not fit the needs for protein folding simulations with explicit water molecules. A short

  6. ACE: A Platform for the Real Time Simulation of Virtual Human Agents

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    Kallmann, Marcelo

    . Keywords: Agents, Virtual Humans, Virtual Environments, Behavioral Animation, Object Interaction, Script. Nowadays many systems are available to animate virtual humans. Such systems encompass several differentACE: A Platform for the Real Time Simulation of Virtual Human Agents Marcelo Kallmann, Jean

  7. BAAP: A Behavioral Animation Authoring Platform for Emotion Driven 3D Virtual Characters

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    BAAP: A Behavioral Animation Authoring Platform for Emotion Driven 3D Virtual Characters Ling Li1 and practical in generating intelligent and emotional behavioral animations. Keywords: virtual character edwin.song@intel.com Abstract. Emotion, as an important aspect of human intelligence, has been playing

  8. VT-2009-01401.R3 1 Abstract--Combining mobile platforms such as manned or

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    unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) deployed in a reconnaissance scenario, using the low level packet simulator 2009- 2047 for the US Air Force [4] envisions swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) communicatingVT-2009-01401.R3 1 Abstract--Combining mobile platforms such as manned or unmanned vehicles

  9. High Accuracy Ground Target Geo-location Using Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicle Platforms

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    Doherty, Patrick

    Wing developed in-house (Figure 1). The PingWing won the 3rd US-European Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition (MAV07 used to geo-locate ground objects from a MAV platform are passive video cameras. The reason is that su

  10. Two dimensional thermoelectric platforms for thermocapillary droplet Man-Chi Liu,ac

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    Lin, Pei-Chun

    Two dimensional thermoelectric platforms for thermocapillary droplet actuation Man-Chi Liu,ac Jin the cooling function relies on the natural conduction and/or convection. A thermoelectric (TE) chip a novel approach utilizing a 5 6 5 array of thermoelectric (TE) chips. The advantage of using TE chips

  11. A CROSS-PLATFORM SOLUTION FOR BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD MANIPULATION IN DIGITAL LIBRARIES

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    A CROSS-PLATFORM SOLUTION FOR BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD MANIPULATION IN DIGITAL LIBRARIES Wendy Osborn We investigate the problem of a collaborative digital library collection that allows librarians with any digital library software that supports the MARC record format. We present the architecture

  12. SMOC: A Secure Mobile Cloud Computing Platform Zijiang Hao, Yutao Tang, Yifan Zhang, Ed Novak, Nancy Carter, Qun Li

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    Li, Qun

    SMOC: A Secure Mobile Cloud Computing Platform Zijiang Hao, Yutao Tang, Yifan Zhang, Ed Novak their applications either in the cloud (for high security guarantees), or on their local mobile device (for better in the cloud. Second, our platform provides security guarantees even when the mobile device operating system

  13. Advanced SiGe BiCMOS and CMOS platforms for Optical and Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits

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    Voinigescu, Sorin Petre

    Advanced SiGe BiCMOS and CMOS platforms for Optical and Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits P of building blocks designed in different CMOS and BiCMOS platforms are also presented. Finally, we conclude performance to address applications such as 60-GHz WLAN and 77-GHz automotive radar for which large volumes

  14. On the development of idShare, a platform to support interaction design activities of small co-located teams

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    Deussen, Oliver

    On the development of idShare, a platform to support interaction design activities of small co departments of three industrial companies, the development and evaluation of a platform to support co in diverse areas: automotive, printing and document management, and food production assembly lines. 2

  15. Wirelessly-Powered Wireless Sensor Platform T. Paing, J. Morroni, A. Dolgov, J. Shin, J. Brannan, R. Zane, Z. Popovic

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    Wirelessly-Powered Wireless Sensor Platform T. Paing, J. Morroni, A. Dolgov, J. Shin, J. Brannan, R-power (~10W) 2.45-GHz wireless sensor platform consisting of a three-axis accelerometer, thermometer and skin conductivity sensor. The sensor is powered wirelessly from a distance of around 3-4m with narrowband 2.45-GHz

  16. 29.01.03.M1.20 Information Resources Platform Management Page 1 of 4 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE

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    , phones, and other information technology devices) are relied upon to deliver data in a secure, reliable29.01.03.M1.20 Information Resources ­ Platform Management Page 1 of 4 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE 29.01.03.M1.20 Information Resources ­ Platform Management Approved July 18, 2005 Revised February

  17. Global Warming Observations

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    Schofield, Jeremy

    Global Warming Observations: 1. Global temperature has been gradually rising in recent years #15 in range 8000 12000 nm { CFC's, methane and N 2 O important for global warming even though concentra- tions in concentration of \\greenhouse gases" like CO 2 What determines global temperature? Energy budget of earth: 1

  18. A Comparison of Platform Options for Deep-water Floating Offshore Vertical Axis Wind Turbines: An Initial Study.

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    Bull, Diana L; Fowler, Matthew; Goupee, Andrew

    2014-08-01

    This analysis utilizes a 5 - MW VAWT topside design envelope created by Sandia National Laborator ies to compare floating platform options fo r each turbine in the design space. The platform designs are based on two existing designs, the OC3 Hywind spar - buoy and Principal Power's WindFloat semi - submersible. These designs are scaled using Froude - scaling relationships to determine an appropriately sized spar - buoy and semi - submersible design for each topside. Both the physical size of the required platform as well as mooring configurations are considered. Results are compared with a comparable 5 - MW HAWT in order to identify potential differences in the platform and mooring sizing between the VAWT and HAWT . The study shows that there is potential for cost savings due to reduced platform size requirements for the VAWT.

  19. Measuring and tuning energy efficiency on large scale high performance computing platforms.

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    Laros, James H., III

    2011-08-01

    Recognition of the importance of power in the field of High Performance Computing, whether it be as an obstacle, expense or design consideration, has never been greater and more pervasive. While research has been conducted on many related aspects, there is a stark absence of work focused on large scale High Performance Computing. Part of the reason is the lack of measurement capability currently available on small or large platforms. Typically, research is conducted using coarse methods of measurement such as inserting a power meter between the power source and the platform, or fine grained measurements using custom instrumented boards (with obvious limitations in scale). To collect the measurements necessary to analyze real scientific computing applications at large scale, an in-situ measurement capability must exist on a large scale capability class platform. In response to this challenge, we exploit the unique power measurement capabilities of the Cray XT architecture to gain an understanding of power use and the effects of tuning. We apply these capabilities at the operating system level by deterministically halting cores when idle. At the application level, we gain an understanding of the power requirements of a range of important DOE/NNSA production scientific computing applications running at large scale (thousands of nodes), while simultaneously collecting current and voltage measurements on the hosting nodes. We examine the effects of both CPU and network bandwidth tuning and demonstrate energy savings opportunities of up to 39% with little or no impact on run-time performance. Capturing scale effects in our experimental results was key. Our results provide strong evidence that next generation large-scale platforms should not only approach CPU frequency scaling differently, but could also benefit from the capability to tune other platform components, such as the network, to achieve energy efficient performance.

  20. Layered rocks beneath the Phanerozoic platform of the US midcontinent

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    Hauser, E.C. (Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States))

    1991-03-01

    A thick sequence of layered rocks lies hidden beneath the Phanerozoic cover of the central US over large regions. A thick sequence of Precambrian layered rocks in imaged on the COCORP transect across southern Illinois and Indiana. The thickness of this layered sequence varies from 1-3 times the thickness of the overlying Phanerozoic section of the Illinois basin. The layered sequence is observed for close to 200 km in an east-west direction. Similar layered reflections are seen on the COCORP data from Hardeman Co., TX, and neighboring southwest Oklahoma. Both of these known occurrences lie within the region of the middle Proterozoic Granite/Rhyolite province of the US midcontinent, an area within which scattered wells to basement commonly encounter 1.3-1.5 Ga undeformed granite and/or compositionally similar rhyolite. Therefore, these layered assemblages may comprise a thick sequence of silicic volcanic and sedimentary rocks (perhaps also injected by mafic sills) between scattered volcanic-intrusive centers, such as exposed in the St. Francois Mountains of southeast Missouri. However, in places such as Illinois and Indiana, the near absence of deep wells leaves the possibility that the upper portion of these layered rocks may locally be of late Proterozoic or earliest Paleozoic age. The reprocessing of available industry data, analyzed in conjunction with the existing COCORP data, includes extended vibroseis correlation. These industry data are invaluable in the author's effort to expand the known distribution of these layered rocks (e.g., into north-central Illinois) and to map their structures.

  1. Observations of Exoplanet Atmospheres

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    Crossfield, Ian J M

    2015-01-01

    Detailed characterization of an extrasolar planet's atmosphere provides the best hope for distinguishing the makeup of its outer layers, and the only hope for understanding the interplay between initial composition, chemistry, dynamics & circulation, and disequilibrium processes. In recent years, some areas have seen rapid progress while developments in others have come more slowly and/or have been hotly contested. This article gives an observer's perspective on the current understanding of extrasolar planet atmospheres prior to the considerable advances expected from the next generation of observing facilities. Atmospheric processes of both transiting and directly-imaged planets are discussed, including molecular and atomic abundances, cloud properties, thermal structure, and planetary energy budgets. In the future we can expect a continuing and accelerating stream of new discoveries, which will fuel the ongoing exoplanet revolution for many years to come.

  2. Observable primordial vector modes

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    Antony Lewis

    2004-06-04

    Primordial vector modes describe vortical fluid perturbations in the early universe. A regular solution exists with constant non-zero radiation vorticities on super-horizon scales. Baryons are tightly coupled to the photons, and the baryon velocity only decays by an order unity factor by recombination, leading to an observable CMB anisotropy signature via the Doppler effect. There is also a large B-mode CMB polarization signal, with significant power on scales larger than l~2000. This B-mode signature is distinct from that expected from tensor modes or gravitational lensing, and makes a primordial vector to scalar mode power ratio ~10^(-6) detectable. Future observations aimed at detecting large scale B-modes from gravitational waves will also be sensitive to regular vector modes at around this level.

  3. Observations on European Agriculture. 

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    Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

    1911-01-01

    AS ACKICUL-I-uRAL EXPE RIMENT STATIONS bLLETIN No. 14-1 DECEMBER, 1911 Division of Chemistry Observations on European Agriculture BY G. S. FRAPS, Chemist 0 Postoffice : CULLEGE STATION; TEXAS AUSTIN. TEXAS I AUSTIN PRINTING CO:. PRINTERS... ............................................... and Conclusions 35 [Blank Page in Original Bulletin] rrvations on European Agriculture By C. S. FRAPS ie object of this Bulletin is to present such abservadons on :ulture in Europe as may offer suggestions of value to Texas - :ulturists. The writer...

  4. Regional characteristics, timing, and significance of dissolution and collapse features in Lower Cretaceous carbonate platform strata, Desoto Canyon area, offshore Alabama-Florida 

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    Iannello, Christine

    2001-01-01

    flowed from recharge areas to the north in central Alabama and discharged along the western erosional escarpment of the Lower Cretaceous platform. This meteoric groundwater may have mixed either with seawater that infiltrated the platform from...

  5. Fluctuations of fragment observables

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    F. Gulminelli; M. D'Agostino

    2006-11-09

    This contribution presents a review of our present theoretical as well as experimental knowledge of different fluctuation observables relevant to nuclear multifragmentation. The possible connection between the presence of a fluctuation peak and the occurrence of a phase transition or a critical phenomenon is critically analyzed. Many different phenomena can lead both to the creation and to the suppression of a fluctuation peak. In particular, the role of constraints due to conservation laws and to data sorting is shown to be essential. From the experimental point of view, a comparison of the available fragmentation data reveals that there is a good agreement between different data sets of basic fluctuation observables, if the fragmenting source is of comparable size. This compatibility suggests that the fragmentation process is largely independent of the reaction mechanism (central versus peripheral collisions, symmetric versus asymmetric systems, light ions versus heavy ion induced reactions). Configurational energy fluctuations, that may give important information on the heat capacity of the fragmenting system at the freeze out stage, are not fully compatible among different data sets and require further analysis to properly account for Coulomb effects and secondary decays. Some basic theoretical questions, concerning the interplay between the dynamics of the collision and the fragmentation process, and the cluster definition in dense and hot media, are still open and are addressed at the end of the paper. A comparison with realistic models and/or a quantitative analysis of the fluctuation properties will be needed to clarify in the next future the nature of the transition observed from compound nucleus evaporation to multi-fragment production.

  6. ARM Observations Projected

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 OutreachProductswsicloudwsicloudden Documentation Data Management Facility PlotsProductsObservations Projected

  7. ISO 14000 information platform. Quarterly report, January 1--March 31, 1998

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    NONE

    1998-09-01

    GETE, through its ISO 14000 Information Platform, globeNet{trademark} (www.iso14000.net), seeks to provide FETC and the US Department of Energy (DOE) with a timely, accurate, and reliable information resource on the issue of environmental management standards. This resource allows FETC to keep track of the latest developments in the ISO 14000 arena, in DOE as well as throughout the federal complex and industry. Utilizing this information, FETC and DOE can make critical decisions on their own use and implementation of the ISO 14000 standards. The information platform also provides FETC with a forum to present information on its activities, such as the DOE ISO 14000 Pilot Projects, and as an information gathering and dissemination resource for its publications. GETE works with an array of national and international contacts and content sources to gather information and provide daily updates on ISO 14000 and related environmental management issues.

  8. Towards Composing Data Aware Systems Biology Workflows on Cloud Platforms: A MeDICi-based Approach

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    Gorton, Ian; Liu, Yan; Yin, Jian; Kulkarni, Anand V.; Wynne, Adam S.

    2011-09-08

    Cloud computing is being increasingly adopted for deploying systems biology scientific workflows. Scientists developing these workflows use a wide variety of fragmented and competing data sets and computational tools of all scales to support their research. To this end, the synergy of client side workflow tools with cloud platforms is a promising approach to share and reuse data and workflows. In such systems, the location of data and computation is essential consideration in terms of quality of service for composing a scientific workflow across remote cloud platforms. In this paper, we describe a cloud-based workflow for genome annotation processing that is underpinned by MeDICi - a middleware designed for data intensive scientific applications. The workflow implementation incorporates an execution layer for exploiting data locality that routes the workflow requests to the processing steps that are colocated with the data. We demonstrate our approach by composing two workflowswith the MeDICi pipelines.

  9. Grid Simulator for Testing a Wind Turbine on Offshore Floating Platform

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    Gevorgian, V.

    2012-02-01

    An important aspect of such offshore testing of a wind turbine floating platform is electrical loading of the wind turbine generator. An option of interconnecting the floating wind turbine with the onshore grid via submarine power cable is limited by many factors such as costs and associated environmental aspects (i.e., an expensive and lengthy sea floor study is needed for cable routing, burial, etc). It appears to be a more cost effective solution to implement a standalone grid simulator on a floating platform itself for electrical loading of the test wind turbine. Such a grid simulator must create a stable fault-resilient voltage and frequency bus (a micro grid) for continuous operation of the test wind turbine. In this report, several electrical topologies for an offshore grid simulator were analyzed and modeled.

  10. A Cosmic Ray Test Platform Based on the High Time Resolution MRPC Technology

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    Tianxiang Chen; Cheng Li; Yongjie Sun; Hongfang Chen; Ming Shao; Zebo Tang; Rongxing Yang; Yi Zhou; Yifei Zhang

    2015-03-13

    In order to test the performance of detector/prototype in environment of laboratory, we design and build a larger area ($90\\times52$ $cm^2$) test platform of cosmic ray based on well-designed Multi-gap Resistive Plate Chamber (MRPC) with an excellent time resolution and a high detection efficiency for the minimum ionizing particles (MIPs). The time resolution of the MRPC module used is tested to be ~80 ps, and the position resolution along the strip is ~5 mm, while the position resolution perpendicular to the strip is ~12.7 mm. The platform constructed by four MRPC modules can be functional for tracking the cosmic rays with a spatial resolution ~6.3 mm, and provide a reference time ~40 ps.

  11. Recent carbonate sedimentation on Balearic platform: model for temperate-climate carbonate shelves

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    Fornos, J.; Rodriguez-Perea, A.; Massuti, C.; Pomar, L.; Acosta, J.; Herranz, P.; Sanz, J.L.

    1989-03-01

    Existing models for carbonate sedimentation on continental platforms are derived from the study of modern carbonate platforms in tropical climates. The Balearic platform in the western Mediterranean provides a new model for carbonate sedimentation in a temperature, semiarid climate. On most of the continental shelf around the Balearic Islands, modern sediments are exclusively bioclastic carbonates. Shoreline carbonate sediments are bioclastic sands and muds accumulating in beach-dune systems without significant tidal influence (there are no astronomical tides in the western Mediterranean ). From the upper shoreface to 35 m deep, the sandy bottom is extensively colonized by sea grass (Posidonia oceanica), the rhizomes and roots of which form a rigid entrapment that retains the sediment derived from calcareous organisms living within the sea grass and from calcareous epiphytes living on the stems and leaves. Archeological dating establishes a rate of vertical accretion in this zone of 10/sup 3/ Bubnoff units (1 Bubnoff unit = 1 mm/1000 years). Between depths of 40 and 60 m, carbonate sands are composed predominantly or red-algal fragments. Intensely bioturbated wave ripples occur in environments dominated by laminar red algae (Lithothamnium and Phymatolithon). Below depths of 60 m, coarse sediment produced by rhodolitic and ramose red algae is deposited in areas of tens to hundreds of meters in size. Biogenic buildups up to 2 m high occur in sandy areas as well as in deeper muddy areas. At the same depth in open-platform zones, the bottom topography is characterized by large hummocks several hundred meters across. From the horizontal distribution of facies, it is possible to construct the probable vertical sequence of lithofacies which would characterize carbonates accumulating on a temperate-climate carbonate shelf. Many of these lithofacies are recognized in upper Miocene limestones on the Balearic Islands.

  12. Development of a propulsion system and component test facility for advanced radioisotope powered Mars Hopper platforms

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    Robert C. O'Brien; Nathan D. Jerred; Steven D. Howe

    2011-02-01

    Verification and validation of design and modeling activities for radioisotope powered Mars Hopper platforms undertaken at the Center for Space Nuclear Research is essential for proof of concept. Previous research at the center has driven the selection of advanced material combinations; some of which require specialized handling capabilities. The development of a closed and contained test facility to forward this research is discussed within this paper.

  13. On the development of a GroEL based platform for identifying pharmacological chaperones

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    Naik, Subhashchandra

    2013-05-31

    1 CHAPTER 1: ON THE NEED FOR A PLATFORM FOR IDENTIFYING PHARMACOLOGICAL CHAPERONES 1.1 Protein misfolding and proteostasis. 1.1.1 Protein folding and misfolding. a Protein folding and function. Proteins are crucial for all essential life... years. Some of the initial studies in the field of protein folding were performed by Linus Pauling and E.J. Corey, who first discovered that polypeptides form secondary structure elements such as alpha helices and beta sheets (1). Later, Christian...

  14. NREL Computer Models Integrate Wind Turbines with Floating Platforms (Fact Sheet)

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    2011-07-01

    Far off the shores of energy-hungry coastal cities, powerful winds blow over the open ocean, where the water is too deep for today's seabed-mounted offshore wind turbines. For the United States to tap into these vast offshore wind energy resources, wind turbines must be mounted on floating platforms to be cost effective. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are supporting that development with computer models that allow detailed analyses of such floating wind turbines.

  15. Observations of Accreting Pulsars

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    Lars Bildsten; Deepto Chakrabarty; John Chiu; Mark H. Finger; Danny T. Koh; Robert W. Nelson; Thomas A. Prince; Bradley C. Rubin; D. Matthew Scott; Mark Stollberg; Brian A. Vaughan; Colleen A. Wilson; Robert B. Wilson

    1997-07-22

    We summarize five years of continuous monitoring of accretion-powered pulsars with the Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE) on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Our 20-70 keV observations have determined or refined the orbital parameters of 13 binaries, discovered 5 new transient accreting pulsars, measured the pulsed flux history during outbursts of 12 transients (GRO J1744-28, 4U 0115+634, GRO J1750-27, GS 0834-430, 2S 1417-624, GRO J1948+32, EXO 2030+375, GRO J1008-57, A 0535+26, GRO J2058+42, 4U 1145-619 and A 1118-616), and also measured the accretion torque history of during outbursts of 6 of those transients whose orbital parameters were also known. We have also continuously measured the pulsed flux and spin frequency for eight persistently accreting pulsars (Her X-1, Cen X-3, Vela X-1, OAO 1657-415, GX 301-2, 4U 1626-67, 4U 1538-52, and GX 1+4). Because of their continuity and uniformity over a long baseline, BATSE observations have provided new insights into the long-term behavior of accreting magnetic stars. We have found that all accreting pulsars show stochastic variations in their spin frequencies and luminosities, including those displaying secular spin-up or spin-down on long time scales, blurring the conventional distinction between disk-fed and wind-fed binaries. Pulsed flux and accretion torque are strongly correlated in outbursts of transient accreting pulsars, but uncorrelated, or even anticorrelated, in persistent sources.

  16. The VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study Regional Experiment (VOCALS-REx): Goals, platforms, and field operations

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    Wood, R.; Springston, S.; Mechoso, C. R.; Bretherton, C. S.; A.Weller, R.; Huebert, B.; Straneo, F.; Albrecht, B. A.; Coe, H.; Allen, G.; Vaughan, G.; Daum, P.; Fairall, C.; Chand, D.; Klenner, L. G.; Garreaud, R.; Grados, C.; Covert, D. S.; Bates, T. S.; Krejci, R.; Russell, L. M.; Szoeke, S. d.; Brewer, A.; Yuter, S. E.; Chaigneau, A.; Toniazzo, T.; Minnis, P.; Palikonda, R.; Abel, S. J.; Brown, W. O. J.; Williams, S.; Fochesatto, J.; Brioude, J.; Bower, K. N

    2011-01-21

    The VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study Regional Experiment (VOCALS-REx) was an international field program designed to make observations of poorly understood but critical components of the coupled climate system of the southeast Pacific. This region is characterized by strong coastal upwelling, the coolest SSTs in the tropical belt, and is home to the largest subtropical stratocumulus deck on Earth. The field intensive phase of VOCALS-REx took place during October and November 2008 and constitutes a critical part of a broader CLIVAR program (VOCALS) designed to develop and promote scientific activities leading to improved understanding, model simulations, and predictions of the southeastern Pacific (SEP) coupled ocean-atmosphere-land system, on diurnal to interannual timescales. The other major components of VOCALS are a modeling program with a model hierarchy ranging from the local to global scales, and a suite of extended observations from regular research cruises, instrumented moorings, and satellites. The two central themes of VOCALS-REx focus upon (a) links between aerosols, clouds and precipitation and their impacts on marine stratocumulus radiative properties, and (b) physical and chemical couplings between the upper ocean and the lower atmosphere, including the role that mesoscale ocean eddies play. A set of hypotheses designed to be tested with the combined field, monitoring and modeling work in VOCALS is presented here. A further goal of VOCALS-REx is to provide datasets for the evaluation and improvement of large-scale numerical models. VOCALS-REx involved five research aircraft, two ships and two surface sites in northern Chile. We describe the instrument payloads and key mission strategies for these platforms and give a summary of the missions conducted.

  17. MOWII Webinar: The ECO TLP, an Economical and Ecologically Sound Tension Leg Platform for Deep Water Wind Farms

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    Join the Maine Ocean and Wind industry Initiative (MOWII) for a free webinar that describes the components and installation process of economical and ecologically sound tension leg platforms for...

  18. c 2011 by Lu-chuan Kung. All rights reserved. UNIFIED CROSS-LAYER FRAMEWORK: A GENERIC PLATFORM FOR

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    Vaidya, Nitin

    c 2011 by Lu-chuan Kung. All rights reserved. #12;UNIFIED CROSS-LAYER FRAMEWORK: A GENERIC PLATFORM FOR CROSS-LAYER DESIGN EXPERIMENTATION BY LU-CHUAN KUNG THESIS Submitted in partial fulfillment

  19. Effect of hull gap on pressure distribution under PAR platform Randy Lee M. Mallari1 and Dr. Konstantin Matveev2

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    Collins, Gary S.

    . Konstantin Matveev2 1 University of California, Berkeley CA 94704 2 School of Mechanical Engineering-pressure air cushion, formed by decelerating jets injected by front propulsors under the platform. In practical

  20. A platform pathway for production of 3-hydroxyacids provides a biosynthetic route to 3-hydroxy-?-butyrolactone

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    Martin, Collin H.

    The replacement of petroleum feedstocks with biomass to produce platform chemicals requires the development of appropriate conversion technologies. 3-Hydroxy-?-butyrolactone has been identified as one such chemical; however, ...

  1. Development of a concentration-enhanced mobility shift assay platform for aptamer-based biomarker detection and kinase profiling

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    Cheow, Lih Feng

    2012-01-01

    New methods to quantify rare biomarkers from patient samples are critical for developing point-of- care diagnostic platforms. To be compatible with resource limited settings, these assays have to provide fast and accurate ...

  2. Development of an Automated Microfluidic Reaction Platform for Multidimensional Screening: Reaction Discovery Employing Bicyclo[3.2.1]octanoid Scaffolds

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    Goodell, John R.

    An automated, silicon-based microreactor system has been developed for rapid, low-volume, multidimensional reaction screening. Use of the microfluidic platform to identify transformations of densely functionalized bicyclo ...

  3. Dependency models as a basis for analyzing software product platform modularity : a case study in strategic software design rationalization

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    LaMantia, Matthew J. (Matthew John)

    2006-01-01

    It is broadly accepted among software managers and architects that maintaining the integrity of software designs is important for the long-term health and viability of software product platforms. The use of modular, ...

  4. 3D cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) microfluidic chip fabrication using hot embossing method for cell culture platform

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    Jeon, Jessie Sungyun

    2010-01-01

    A microfluidic system has been developed for studying the factors inducing different responses of cells in vascular system using a three-dimensional microenvironment. The devices have been transferred from PDMS to a platform ...

  5. Design, fabrication, sensor fusion, and control of a micro XY stage media platform for probe-based storage systems

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    Benmei, Chen

    Design, fabrication, sensor fusion, and control of a micro X­Y stage media platform for probe Yang a , Jianqiang Mou a , Guoxiao Guo a , Ben M. Chen b , Tong Heng Lee b a A Ă STAR Data Storage

  6. A test platform for measuring the energy efficiency of AC induction motors under various loading conditions and control schemes/

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    Granata, John A. (John Anthony)

    2012-01-01

    A test platform was developed to measure and compare the energy efficiency of an AC induction motor under steady-state and cyclical loading conditions while operating in both a constant speed mode and while performing speed ...

  7. Morphometric patterns in Modern carbonate platforms can be applied to the ancient rock record: Similarities between Modern Alacranes Reef and

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    Purkis, Sam

    : Depositional facies Comparative sedimentology GIS Barents Sea Alacranes Reef Biotic self-organisation In recent in sedimentology, indicate that carbonate platforms develop the same environments of deposition and adopt

  8. Vertical One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Platforms for Label-Free (Bio)Sensing: Towards Drop-And- Measure Applications

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    Barillaro, Giuseppe

    2015-01-01

    In this work, all-silicon, integrated optofluidic platforms, fabricated by electrochemical micromachining technology, making use of vertical, one-dimensional high-aspect- ratio photonic crystals for flow-through (bio)sensing applications are reviewed. The potential of such platforms for point-of-care applications is discussed for both pressure-driven and capillarity- driven operations with reference to refractometry and biochemical sensing.

  9. Cite this: DOI: 10.1039/c3lc41271g A Microfluidic Platform for Evaporation-based Salt

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    Kenis, Paul J. A.

    Cite this: DOI: 10.1039/c3lc41271g A Microfluidic Platform for Evaporation-based Salt Screening,b Yuchuan Gong*b and Paul J. A. Kenis*a We describe a microfluidic platform to screen for salt forms of PC and salt former solutions in a 24-well array (y200 nL/well), which is a drastic reduction

  10. Autonomous observations of the ocean biological carbon pump

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    Bishop, James K.B.

    2009-03-01

    Prediction of the substantial biologically mediated carbon flows in a rapidly changing and acidifying ocean requires model simulations informed by observations of key carbon cycle processes on the appropriate space and time scales. From 2000 to 2004, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) supported the development of the first low-cost fully-autonomous ocean profiling Carbon Explorers that demonstrated that year-round real-time observations of particulate organic carbon (POC) concentration and sedimentation could be achieved in the world's ocean. NOPP also initiated the development of a sensor for particulate inorganic carbon (PIC) suitable for operational deployment across all oceanographic platforms. As a result, PIC profile characterization that once required shipboard sample collection and shipboard or shore based laboratory analysis, is now possible to full ocean depth in real time using a 0.2W sensor operating at 24 Hz. NOPP developments further spawned US DOE support to develop the Carbon Flux Explorer, a free-vehicle capable of following hourly variations of particulate inorganic and organic carbon sedimentation from near surface to kilometer depths for seasons to years and capable of relaying contemporaneous observations via satellite. We have demonstrated the feasibility of real time - low cost carbon observations which are of fundamental value to carbon prediction and when further developed, will lead to a fully enhanced global carbon observatory capable of real time assessment of the ocean carbon sink, a needed constraint for assessment of carbon management policies on a global scale.

  11. THE MARS HOPPER: AN IMPULSE DRIVEN, LONG RANGE, LONG-LIVED MOBILE PLATFORM UTILIZING IN-SITU MARTIAN RESOURCES

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    Robert C. O'Brien; Mark McKay; Brian Gross; JOnathan Webb

    2001-09-01

    The requirements for performance by planetary exploration missions are increasing. Landing at a single location to take data is no longer sufficient. Due to the increasing cost, the missions that provide mobile platforms that can acquire data at displaced locations are becoming more attractive. Landers have also had limited range due to power limitations, limited lifetime of subsystems and the inability to negotiate rough terrain. The Center for Space Nuclear Research has designed an instrumented platform that can acquire detailed data at hundreds of locations during its lifetime - a Mars Hopper. The Mars Hopper concept utilizes energy from radioisotopic decay in a manner different from any existing radioisotopic power sources—as a thermal capacitor. By accumulating the heat from radioisotopic decay for long periods, the power of the source can be dramatically increased for short periods. Thus, a radioisotopic thermal rocket (RTR) is possible. The platform will be able to “hop” from one location to the next every 5-7 days with a separation of 5-10 km per hop. Each platform will weigh around 50 kgs unfueled which is the condition at deployment. Consequently, several platforms may be deployed on a single launch from Earth. With a lifetime estimated at 5-7 years, the entire surface of Mars can be mapped in detail by a couple dozen platforms. In addition, Hoppers can collect samples and deliver them to the Mars Science Laboratory for more detailed analysis. The design and performance of the Mars Hopper will be discussed.

  12. NREL Establishes a 1.5-MW Wind Turbine Test Platform for Research Partnerships (Fact Sheet)

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    2012-03-01

    Research turbine supports sustained technology development. For more than three decades, engineers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) have worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program and industry partners to advance wind energy technology, improve wind turbine performance, and reduce the cost of energy. Although there have been dramatic increases in performance and drops in the cost of wind energy-from $0.80 per kilowatt-hour to between $0.06 and $0.08 per kilowatt-hour-the goal of the DOE Wind Program is to further increase performance and reduce the cost of energy for land-based systems so that wind energy can compete with natural gas by 2020. In support of the program's research and development (R and D) efforts, NREL has constructed state-of-the-art facilities at the NWTC where industry partners, universities, and other DOE laboratories can conduct tests and experiments to further advance wind technology. The latest facility to come online is the DOE-GE 1.5-MW wind turbine test platform. Working with DOE, NREL purchased and installed a GE 1.5-MW wind turbine at the NWTC in 2009. Since then, NREL engineers have extensively instrumented the machine, conducted power performance and full-system modal tests, and collected structural loads measurements to obtain baseline characterization of the turbine's power curve, vibration characteristics, and fatigue loads in the uniquely challenging NWTC inflow environment. By successfully completing a baseline for the turbine's performance and structural response, NREL engineers have established a test platform that can be used by industry, university, and DOE laboratory researchers to test wind turbine control systems and components. The new test platform will also enable researchers to acquire the measurements needed to develop and validate wind turbine models and improve design codes.

  13. An FPGA-based Instrumentation Platform for use at Deep Cryogenic Temperatures

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    Lamb, I D Conway; Hornibrook, J M; Pauka, S J; Waddy, S J; Frechtling, M K; Reilly, D J

    2015-01-01

    We describe the operation of a cryogenic instrumentation platform incorporating commercially- available field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The functionality of the FPGAs at temperatures approaching 4 kelvin enables signal routing, multiplexing, and complex digital signal processing in close proximity to cooled devices or detectors within the cryostat. The performance of the FPGAs in a cryogenic environment is evaluated, including clock speed, error rates, and power consumption. Although constructed for the purpose of controlling and reading out quantum computing devices with low latency, the instrument is generic enough to be of broad use in a range of cryogenic applications.

  14. New Modeling Tool Analyzes Floating Platform Concepts for Offshore Wind Turbines (Fact Sheet)

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    2011-02-01

    Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a new complex modeling and analysis tool capable of analyzing floating platform concepts for offshore wind turbines. The new modeling tool combines the computational methodologies used to analyze land-based wind turbines with the comprehensive hydrodynamic computer programs developed for offshore oil and gas industries. This new coupled dynamic simulation tool will enable the development of cost-effective offshore technologies capable of harvesting the rich offshore wind resources at water depths that cannot be reached using the current technology.

  15. Flux Measurements of Volatile Organic Compounds from an Urban Tower Platform 

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    Park, Chang Hyoun

    2011-08-08

    tall platform must be found that does not influence the wind itself while allowing a measurement setup. The system should be located at minimally twice the urban canopy height and ideally higher to avoid the urban roughness layer (Roth, 2000... of an urban area, we used the median isoprene flux to compare with the isoprene model 8 result. As in other studies, we used the normalization condition of 30?C of leaf temperature and 1000 ?mol m-2 s-1 of PAR to determine basal emission rate (on...

  16. LEDSGP/about/Latin America and Caribbean Regional Platform/LAC Regional

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History View NewTexas: EnergyKulpsville, Pennsylvania:LEDSGP/about < LEDSGP(RedirectedAsiaPlatform

  17. Changes in the peripheral blood transcriptome associated with occupational benzene exposure identified by cross-comparison on two microarray platforms

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    McHale, Cliona M.; Zhang, Luoping; Lan, Qing; Li, Guilan; Hubbard, Alan E.; Forrest, Matthew S.; Vermeulen, Roel; Chen, Jinsong; Shen, Min; Rappaport, Stephen M.; Yin, Songnian; Smith, Martyn T.; Rothman, Nathaniel

    2009-03-01

    Benzene is an established cause of leukemia and a possible cause of lymphoma in humans but the molecular pathways underlying this remain largely undetermined. This study sought to determine if the use of two different microarray platforms could identify robust global gene expression and pathway changes associated with occupational benzene exposure in the peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) gene expression of a population of shoe-factory workers with well-characterized occupational exposures to benzene. Microarray data was analyzed by a robust t-test using a Quantile Transformation (QT) approach. Differential expression of 2692 genes using the Affymetrix platform and 1828 genes using the Illumina platform was found. While the overall concordance in genes identified as significantly associated with benzene exposure between the two platforms was 26% (475 genes), the most significant genes identified by either array were more likely to be ranked as significant by the other platform (Illumina = 64%, Affymetrix = 58%). Expression ratios were similar among the concordant genes (mean difference in expression ratio = 0.04, standard deviation = 0.17). Four genes (CXCL16, ZNF331, JUN and PF4), which we previously identified by microarray and confirmed by real-time PCR, were identified by both platforms in the current study and were among the top 100 genes. Gene Ontology analysis showed over representation of genes involved in apoptosis among the concordant genes while Ingenuity{reg_sign} Pathway Analysis (IPA) identified pathways related to lipid metabolism. Using a two-platform approach allows for robust changes in the PBMC transcriptome of benzene-exposed individuals to be identified.

  18. Physically Observable Cryptography Silvio Micali

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    Reyzin, Leonid

    Physically Observable Cryptography Silvio Micali Leonid Reyzin November 29, 2003 Abstract.) inherent in the physical execution of any cryptographic algorithm. Such "physical observation attacks mathematically impregnable systems. The great practicality and the inherent availability of physical attacks

  19. IBM PC running Solaris x86 as an affordable NFS file server platform for a workgroup

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    Alexandre Telnov

    1998-02-18

    The possibility of using an IBM PC-compatible computer as an NFS file server for a moderate-size workgroup has been explored. A pilot project currently under way at LBNL has proven that this platform does indeed provide a viable alternative to commercially available file servers at a fraction of the cost without significant sacrifices in performance and reliability. From a $1,500 worth of hardware, we have built a Solaris x86 file server with 19.2 GB of disk space, expandable to 112 GB for another $6,200, which has proven to be a worthy contender in performance to its proprietary counterparts. The server has not exhibited any software of hardware problems during the four months it has been in service. Overall, the platform appears to be well suited to the needs of an experimental particle physics workgroup. We recommend it for use in the BaBar collaboration. This paper focuses on aspects of building a properly configured dedicated file server that are not adequately covered in the Solaris Installation and System Administration guides, such as choosing right hardware and performance optimization. Parts of it may also be of interest to prospective buyers of IBM PC-compatible systems and to Solaris SPARC administrators.

  20. 1 communications of the acm | july 2009 | vol. 52 | no. 7 tion not taken is a negative example.

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    Russell, Stuart

    by the authors avoids both problems by learning from expert behaviors. By observing the helicopter's tra- jectory is determined in advance from general knowledge of helicopter dynamics. The task of learning the reward up a "pilot program" for helicopter flight, absorb the knowledge instantly via a brain- computer