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  1. High Reliability, High TemperatureThermoelectric Power Generation...

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

    Reliability, High TemperatureThermoelectric Power Generation Materials and Technologies High Reliability, High TemperatureThermoelectric Power Generation Materials and Technologies...

  2. Can Software Reliability Outperform Hardware Reliability in High-Performance Interconnects?

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    Panda, Dhabaleswar K.

    Can Software Reliability Outperform Hardware Reliability in High-Performance Interconnects? A Case, Myrinet, InfiniBand, and others HPC networks are generally quite reliable without additional protocols link With this in mind, how should reliability be implemented? 3 #12;Onload or Offload? Some networks

  3. High pressure, high current, low inductance, high reliability sealed terminals

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hsu, John S. (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN; McKeever, John W. (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN

    2010-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention is a terminal assembly having a casing with at least one delivery tapered-cone conductor and at least one return tapered-cone conductor routed there-through. The delivery and return tapered-cone conductors are electrically isolated from each other and positioned in the annuluses of ordered concentric cones at an off-normal angle. The tapered cone conductor service can be AC phase conductors and DC link conductors. The center core has at least one service conduit of gate signal leads, diagnostic signal wires, and refrigerant tubing routed there-through. A seal material is in direct contact with the casing inner surface, the tapered-cone conductors, and the service conduits thereby hermetically filling the interstitial space in the casing interior core and center core. The assembly provides simultaneous high-current, high-pressure, low-inductance, and high-reliability service.

  4. High reliability plastic packaging for microelectronics

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    Sweet, J.N.; Peterson, D.W.; Hsia, A.H.; Tuck, M.

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Goal was Assembly Test Chips (ATCs) which could be used for evaluating plastic encapsulation technologies. Circuits were demonstrated for measuring Au-Al wirebond and Al metal corrosion failure rates during accelerated temperature and humidity testing. The test circuits on the ATC02.5 chip were very sensitive to extrinsic or processing induced failure rates. Accelerated aging experiments were conducted with unpassivated triple track Al structures on the ATC02.6 chip; the unpassivated tracks were found to be very sensitive to particulate contamination. Some modifications to existing circuitry were suggested. The piezoresistive stress sensing circuitry designed for the ATC04 test chip was found suitable for determining the change in the state of mechanical stress at the die when both initial and final measurements were made near room temperature (RT). Attempt to measure thermal stress between RT and a typical polymer glass transition temperature failed because of excessive die resistor- substrate leakage currents at the high temperature end; suitable circuitry changes were developed to overcome this problem. One temperature and humidity experiment was conducted with Sandia developed static radom access memory parts to examine non-corrosion CMOS failures; this objective was not achieved, but corrosion failure at the metal to Si contacts on the die surface could be detected. This 2-year effort resulted in new designs for test circuits which could be used on an advanced ATC for reliability assessment in Defense Programs electronics development projects.

  5. Reliability-Centric High-Level Synthesis , N. Mansouri

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Reliability-Centric High-Level Synthesis S. Tosun , N. Mansouri , E. Arvas , M. Kandemir-down. As a result, it is becoming necessary to treat reliability as a first-class citizen in system design. In particular, reliability decisions taken early in system design can have significant benefits in terms

  6. Assessment of microelectronics packaging for high temperature, high reliability applications

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    Uribe, F.

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report details characterization and development activities in electronic packaging for high temperature applications. This project was conducted through a Department of Energy sponsored Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between Sandia National Laboratories and General Motors. Even though the target application of this collaborative effort is an automotive electronic throttle control system which would be located in the engine compartment, results of this work are directly applicable to Sandia`s national security mission. The component count associated with the throttle control dictates the use of high density packaging not offered by conventional surface mount. An enabling packaging technology was selected and thermal models defined which characterized the thermal and mechanical response of the throttle control module. These models were used to optimize thick film multichip module design, characterize the thermal signatures of the electronic components inside the module, and to determine the temperature field and resulting thermal stresses under conditions that may be encountered during the operational life of the throttle control module. Because the need to use unpackaged devices limits the level of testing that can be performed either at the wafer level or as individual dice, an approach to assure a high level of reliability of the unpackaged components was formulated. Component assembly and interconnect technologies were also evaluated and characterized for high temperature applications. Electrical, mechanical and chemical characterizations of enabling die and component attach technologies were performed. Additionally, studies were conducted to assess the performance and reliability of gold and aluminum wire bonding to thick film conductor inks. Kinetic models were developed and validated to estimate wire bond reliability.

  7. On-clip high frequency reliability and failure test structures

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Snyder, E.S.; Campbell, D.V.

    1997-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Self-stressing test structures for realistic high frequency reliability characterizations. An on-chip high frequency oscillator, controlled by DC signals from off-chip, provides a range of high frequency pulses to test structures. The test structures provide information with regard to a variety of reliability failure mechanisms, including hot-carriers, electromigration, and oxide breakdown. The system is normally integrated at the wafer level to predict the failure mechanisms of the production integrated circuits on the same wafer. 22 figs.

  8. On-clip high frequency reliability and failure test structures

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Snyder, Eric S. (Albuquerque, NM); Campbell, David V. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Self-stressing test structures for realistic high frequency reliability characterizations. An on-chip high frequency oscillator, controlled by DC signals from off-chip, provides a range of high frequency pulses to test structures. The test structures provide information with regard to a variety of reliability failure mechanisms, including hot-carriers, electromigration, and oxide breakdown. The system is normally integrated at the wafer level to predict the failure mechanisms of the production integrated circuits on the same wafer.

  9. ULTRA SECURE HIGH RELIABILITY WIRELESS RADIATION MONITOR

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    Cordaro, J.; Shull, D.; Farrar, M.; Reeves, G.

    2011-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiation monitoring in nuclear facilities is essential to safe operation of the equipment as well as protecting personnel. In specific, typical air monitoring of radioactive gases or particulate involves complex systems of valves, pumps, piping and electronics. The challenge is to measure a representative sample in areas that are radioactively contaminated. Running cables and piping to these locations is very expensive due to the containment requirements. Penetration into and out of an airborne or containment area is complex and costly. The process rooms are built with thick rebar-enforced concrete walls with glove box containment chambers inside. Figure 1 shows high temperature radiation resistance cabling entering the top of a typical glove box. In some case, the entire processing area must be contained in a 'hot cell' where the only access into the chamber is via manipulators. An example is shown in Figure 2. A short range wireless network provides an ideal communication link for transmitting the data from the radiation sensor to a 'clean area', or area absent of any radiation fields or radioactive contamination. Radiation monitoring systems that protect personnel and equipment must meet stringent codes and standards due to the consequences of failure. At first glance a wired system would seem more desirable. Concerns with wireless communication include latency, jamming, spoofing, man in the middle attacks, and hacking. The Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has developed a prototype wireless radiation air monitoring system that address many of the concerns with wireless and allows quick deployment in radiation and contamination areas. It is stand alone and only requires a standard 120 VAC, 60 Hz power source. It is designed to be mounted or portable. The wireless link uses a National Security Agency (NSA) Suite B compliant wireless network from Fortress Technologies that is considered robust enough to be used for classified data transmission in place of NSA Type 1 devices.

  10. Reliability in Comparative and Ethnographic Observations: The Example of High Inference

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    White, Douglas R.

    Reliability in Comparative and Ethnographic Observations: The Example of High Inference Father 92697 ABSTRACT: The theory of reliability and reliability estimates, nearly a century old, has rarely the reliabilities of composite measurement scales combining multiple measures, of individual independent

  11. Gearbox Reliability Collaborative High-Speed Shaft Calibration

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    Keller, J.; McNiff, B.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Instrumentation has been added to the high-speed shaft, pinion, and tapered roller bearing pair of the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative gearbox to measure loads and temperatures. The new shaft bending moment and torque instrumentation was calibrated and the purpose of this document is to describe this calibration process and results, such that the raw shaft bending and torque signals can be converted to the proper engineering units and coordinate system reference for comparison to design loads and simulation model predictions.

  12. Achieving High Reliability Operations Through Multi-Program Integration

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    Holly M. Ashley; Ronald K. Farris; Robert E. Richards

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the last 20 years the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has adopted a number of operations and safety-related programs which has each periodically taken its turn in the limelight. As new programs have come along there has been natural competition for resources, focus and commitment. In the last few years, the INL has made real progress in integrating all these programs and are starting to realize important synergies. Contributing to this integration are both collaborative individuals and an emerging shared vision and goal of the INL fully maturing in its high reliability operations. This goal is so powerful because the concept of high reliability operations (and the resulting organizations) is a masterful amalgam and orchestrator of the best of all the participating programs (i.e. conduct of operations, behavior based safety, human performance, voluntary protection, quality assurance, and integrated safety management). This paper is a brief recounting of the lessons learned, thus far, at the INL in bringing previously competing programs into harmony under the goal (umbrella) of seeking to perform regularly as a high reliability organization. In addition to a brief diagram-illustrated historical review, the authors will share the INL’s primary successes (things already effectively stopped or started) and the gaps yet to be bridged.

  13. High Reliability, High TemperatureThermoelectric Power Generation Materials

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

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  14. Reliability characterization and prediction of high k dielectric thin film

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    Luo, Wen

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    As technologies continue advancing, semiconductor devices with dimensions in nanometers have entered all spheres of human life. This research deals with both the statistical aspect of reliability and some electrical aspect of reliability...

  15. Performance and Reliability of Bonded Interfaces for High-Temperature Packaging (Presentation)

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    Devoto, D.

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation reviews the status of the performance and reliability of bonded interfaces for high-temperature packaging.

  16. A High Reliability Gas-driven Helium Cryogenic Centrifugal Compressor

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    Bonneton, M; Gistau-Baguer, Guy M; Turcat, F; Viennot, P

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A helium cryogenic compressor was developed and tested in real conditions in 1996. The achieved objective was to compress 0.018 kg/s Helium at 4 K @ 1000 Pa (10 mbar) up to 3000 Pa (30 mbar). This project was an opportunity to develop and test an interesting new concept in view of future needs. The main features of this new specific technology are described. Particular attention is paid to the gas bearing supported rotor and to the pneumatic driver. Trade off between existing technologies and the present work are presented with special stress on the bearing system and the driver. The advantages are discussed, essentially focused on life time and high reliability without maintenance as well as non pollution characteristic. Practical operational modes are also described together with the experimental performances of the compressor. The article concludes with a brief outlook of future work.

  17. E-Print Network 3.0 - achieve high reliability Sample Search...

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    reliability Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: achieve high reliability Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 A Phase-Based Approach to Creating...

  18. Gearbox Reliability Collaborative High Speed Shaft Tapered Roller Bearing Calibration

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    Keller, J.; Guo, Y.; McNiff, B.

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) is a project investigating gearbox reliability primarily through testing and modeling. Previous dynamometer testing focused upon acquiring measurements in the planetary section of the test gearbox. Prior to these tests, the strain gages installed on the planetary bearings were calibrated in a load frame.

  19. High Reliability R-10 Windows Using Vacuum Insulating Glass Units

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    Stark, David

    2012-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this effort was for EverSealed Windows (“EverSealed” or “ESW”) to design, assemble, thermally and environmentally test and demonstrate a Vacuum Insulating Glass Unit (“VIGU” or “VIG”) that would enable a whole window to meet or exceed the an R-10 insulating value (U-factor ? 0.1). To produce a VIGU that could withstand any North American environment, ESW believed it needed to design, produce and use a flexible edge seal system. This is because a rigid edge seal, used by all other know VIG producers and developers, limits the size and/or thermal environment of the VIG to where the unit is not practical for typical IG sizes and cannot withstand severe outdoor environments. The rigid-sealed VIG’s use would be limited to mild climates where it would not have a reasonable economic payback when compared to traditional double-pane or triple-pane IGs. ESW’s goals, in addition to achieving a sufficiently high R-value to enable a whole window to achieve R-10, included creating a VIG design that could be produced for a cost equal to or lower than a traditional triple-pane IG (low-e, argon filled). ESW achieved these goals. EverSealed produced, tested and demonstrated a flexible edge-seal VIG that had an R-13 insulating value and the edge-seal system durability to operate reliably for at least 40 years in the harshest climates of North America.

  20. Novel Low Cost, High Reliability Wind Turbine Drivetrain

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    Anthony Chobot; Debarshi Das; Tyler Mayer; Zach Markey; Tim Martinson; Hayden Reeve; Paul Attridge; Tahany El-Wardany

    2012-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Clipper Windpower, in collaboration with United Technologies Research Center, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, developed a low-cost, deflection-compliant, reliable, and serviceable chain drive speed increaser. This chain and sprocket drivetrain design offers significant breakthroughs in the areas of cost and serviceability and addresses the key challenges of current geared and direct-drive systems. The use of gearboxes has proven to be challenging; the large torques and bending loads associated with use in large multi-MW wind applications have generally limited demonstrated lifetime to 8-10 years [1]. The large cost of gearbox replacement and the required use of large, expensive cranes can result in gearbox replacement costs on the order of $1M, representing a significant impact to overall cost of energy (COE). Direct-drive machines eliminate the gearbox, thereby targeting increased reliability and reduced life-cycle cost. However, the slow rotational speeds require very large and costly generators, which also typically have an undesirable dependence on expensive rare-earth magnet materials and large structural penalties for precise air gap control. The cost of rare-earth materials has increased 20X in the last 8 years representing a key risk to ever realizing the promised cost of energy reductions from direct-drive generators. A common challenge to both geared and direct drive architectures is a limited ability to manage input shaft deflections. The proposed Clipper drivetrain is deflection-compliant, insulating later drivetrain stages and generators from off-axis loads. The system is modular, allowing for all key parts to be removed and replaced without the use of a high capacity crane. Finally, the technology modularity allows for scalability and many possible drivetrain topologies. These benefits enable reductions in drivetrain capital cost by 10.0%, levelized replacement and O&M costs by 26.7%, and overall cost of energy by 10.2%. This design was achieved by: (1) performing an extensive optimization study that deter-mined the preliminary cost for all practical chain drive topologies to ensure the most competitive configuration; (2) conducting detailed analysis of chain dynamics, contact stresses, and wear and efficiency characteristics over the chain�������¢����������������s life to ensure accurate physics-based predictions of chain performance; and (3) developing a final product design, including reliability analysis, chain replacement procedures, and bearing and sprocket analysis. Definition of this final product configuration was used to develop refined cost of energy estimates. Finally, key system risks for the chain drive were defined and a comprehensive risk reduction plan was created for execution in Phase 2.

  1. A Phase-Based Approach to Creating Highly Reliable Software Michael R. Lyu

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    Lyu, Michael R.

    to come. 2. Phase-based approach: an overview Software reliability engineering is centered around a very, and maintenance. My position is that we should attack the problem of soft- ware reliability engineering in threeA Phase-Based Approach to Creating Highly Reliable Software Michael R. Lyu Computer Science

  2. RF-MEMS capacitive switches with high reliability

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Goldsmith, Charles L.; Auciello, Orlando H.; Carlisle, John A.; Sampath, Suresh; Sumant, Anirudha V.; Carpick, Robert W.; Hwang, James; Mancini, Derrick C.; Gudeman, Chris

    2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A reliable long life RF-MEMS capacitive switch is provided with a dielectric layer comprising a "fast discharge diamond dielectric layer" and enabling rapid switch recovery, dielectric layer charging and discharging that is efficient and effective to enable RF-MEMS switch operation to greater than or equal to 100 billion cycles.

  3. Reliable High Performance Peta- and Exa-Scale Computing

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    Bronevetsky, G

    2012-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    As supercomputers become larger and more powerful, they are growing increasingly complex. This is reflected both in the exponentially increasing numbers of components in HPC systems (LLNL is currently installing the 1.6 million core Sequoia system) as well as the wide variety of software and hardware components that a typical system includes. At this scale it becomes infeasible to make each component sufficiently reliable to prevent regular faults somewhere in the system or to account for all possible cross-component interactions. The resulting faults and instability cause HPC applications to crash, perform sub-optimally or even produce erroneous results. As supercomputers continue to approach Exascale performance and full system reliability becomes prohibitively expensive, we will require novel techniques to bridge the gap between the lower reliability provided by hardware systems and users unchanging need for consistent performance and reliable results. Previous research on HPC system reliability has developed various techniques for tolerating and detecting various types of faults. However, these techniques have seen very limited real applicability because of our poor understanding of how real systems are affected by complex faults such as soft fault-induced bit flips or performance degradations. Prior work on such techniques has had very limited practical utility because it has generally focused on analyzing the behavior of entire software/hardware systems both during normal operation and in the face of faults. Because such behaviors are extremely complex, such studies have only produced coarse behavioral models of limited sets of software/hardware system stacks. Since this provides little insight into the many different system stacks and applications used in practice, this work has had little real-world impact. My project addresses this problem by developing a modular methodology to analyze the behavior of applications and systems during both normal and faulty operation. By synthesizing models of individual components into a whole-system behavior models my work is making it possible to automatically understand the behavior of arbitrary real-world systems to enable them to tolerate a wide range of system faults. My project is following a multi-pronged research strategy. Section II discusses my work on modeling the behavior of existing applications and systems. Section II.A discusses resilience in the face of soft faults and Section II.B looks at techniques to tolerate performance faults. Finally Section III presents an alternative approach that studies how a system should be designed from the ground up to make resilience natural and easy.

  4. Evaluation of systems specified to work at a high level of reliability

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    Perrouin, Luc Victor

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Evaluation of Systems Specified. to Mork at a High Level of Reliability. (August 1974) I Luc Perrouin, Ingenieur civil des Telecommunications Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. H. 0. Hartley In order to evaluate the reliability of a system to a high... to express my sincerest appreciation and gratitude to Dr. H. 0. Hartley for his patience and understanding during the course of this research and for his invaluable help during my year of study at Texas AQ4 University. I am s1so thankfu1 to the members...

  5. High-performance, high-reliability tape storage for midrange and server-based environments

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    operations can take advan- tage of lower cost tape storage. With an industry-leading design that enables repetitive handling by automated pickers or human operators, thus protecting the tape from the physical, provide unparalleled time-to-data levels and reliability. Magstar MP Fast Access Linear Tape family

  6. Layered and segmented system organization (LASSO) for highly reliable inventory monitoring systems (IMS)

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    Mangan, Dennis L.; Matter, John C.; Waddoups, I. (Ivan); Abhold, M. E. (Mark E.); Chiaro, P. (Peter)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Trilateral Initiative is preparing for International Atomic Energy Agency (LUiA) verification of excess fissile material released itom the defense programs of the United States and the Russian Federation. Following acceptance of the material using an Attribute Verification System, the IAEA will depend on an Inventory Monitoring System to maintain Continuity of Knowledge of the large inventory of thousands of items. Recovery fiom a total loss of Continuity of Knowledge in such a large storage facility would involve an extremely costly inventory re-verification This paper presents the framework for a Layered and Segmented System Organization that is the basis for a highly reliable IMS with protection-in-depth.

  7. High-Speed Shaft Bearing Loads Testing and Modeling in the NREL Gearbox Reliability Collaborative: Preprint

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    McNiff, B.; Guo, Y.; Keller, J.; Sethuraman, L.

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bearing failures in the high speed output stage of the gearbox are plaguing the wind turbine industry. Accordingly, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) has performed an experimental and theoretical investigation of loads within these bearings. The purpose of this paper is to describe the instrumentation, calibrations, data post-processing and initial results from this testing and modeling effort. Measured HSS torque, bending, and bearing loads are related to model predictions. Of additional interest is examining if the shaft measurements can be simply related to bearing load measurements, eliminating the need for invasive modifications of the bearing races for such instrumentation.

  8. July 24, 2009, Visiting Speakers Program - Regulation and High Reliability Organizations by Dr. Jerry Ellig

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  9. Electricity Reliability

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    Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) Visualization in the future because they have virtually no resistance to electric current, offering the possibility of new electric power equipment with more energy efficiency and higher capacity than today's systems

  10. Reliable self-powered highly spectrum-selective ZnO ultraviolet photodetectors

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    Shen, H. [State Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Applications, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033 (China) [State Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Applications, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Shan, C. X., E-mail: shancx@ciomp.ac.cn, E-mail: binghuili@163.com; Li, B. H., E-mail: shancx@ciomp.ac.cn, E-mail: binghuili@163.com; Shen, D. Z. [State Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Applications, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Applications, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033 (China); Xuan, B. [Key Laboratory of Optical System Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Optical System Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033 (China)

    2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Ultraviolet photodetectors (PDs) have been fabricated from p-ZnO:(Li,N)/n-ZnO structures in this Letter. The PDs can operate without any external power supply and show response only to a very narrow spectrum range. The self-power character of the devices is due to the built-in electric field in the p-n junctions that can separate the photogenerated electrons and holes while the high spectrum-selectivity has been attributed to the filter effect of the neutral region in the ZnO:(Li,N) layer. The performance of the self-powered highly spectrum-selective PDs degrades little after five months, indicating their good reliability.

  11. Effect of buffer structures on AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistor reliability

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    Liu, L. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Xi, Y. Y. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Ren, F. [University of Florida; Pearton, S. J. [University of Florida; Laboutin, O. [Kopin Corporation, Taunton, MA; Cao, Yu [Kopin Corporation, Taunton, MA; Johnson, Wayne J. [Kopin Corporation, Taunton, MA; Kravchenko, Ivan I [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) with three different types of buffer layers, including a GaN/AlGaN composite layer, or 1 or 2 lm GaN thick layers, were fabricated and their reliability compared. The HEMTs with the thick GaN buffer layer showed the lowest critical voltage (Vcri) during off-state drain step-stress, but this was increased by around 50% and 100% for devices with the composite AlGaN/GaN buffer layers or thinner GaN buffers, respectively. The Voff - state for HEMTs with thin GaN and composite buffers were 100 V, however, this degraded to 50 60V for devices with thick GaN buffers due to the difference in peak electric field near the gate edge. A similar trend was observed in the isolation breakdown voltage measurements, with the highest Viso achieved based on thin GaN or composite buffer designs (600 700 V), while a much smaller Viso of 200V was measured on HEMTs with the thick GaN buffer layers. These results demonstrate the strong influence of buffer structure and defect density on AlGaN/GaN HEMT performance and reliability.

  12. Enertech 2-kW high-reliability wind system. Phase II. Fabrication and testing

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    Cordes, J A; Johnson, B A

    1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high-reliability wind machine rated for 2 kW in a 9 m/s wind has been developed. Activities are summarized that are centered on the fabrication and testing of prototypes of the wind machine. The test results verified that the wind machine met the power output specification and that the variable-pitch rotor effectively controlled the rotor speed for wind speeds up to 50 mph. Three prototypes of the wind machine were shipped to the Rocky Flats test center in September through November of 1979. Work was also performed to reduce the start-up wind speed. The start-up wind speed to the Enertech facility has been reduced to 4.5 m/s.

  13. Advanced modeling and simulation to design and manufacture high performance and reliable advanced microelectronics and microsystems.

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    Nettleship, Ian (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA); Hinklin, Thomas; Holcomb, David Joseph; Tandon, Rajan; Arguello, Jose Guadalupe, Jr. (,; .); Dempsey, James Franklin; Ewsuk, Kevin Gregory; Neilsen, Michael K.; Lanagan, Michael (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers having broad expertise in materials processing and properties, materials characterization, and computational mechanics was assembled to develop science-based modeling/simulation technology to design and reproducibly manufacture high performance and reliable, complex microelectronics and microsystems. The team's efforts focused on defining and developing a science-based infrastructure to enable predictive compaction, sintering, stress, and thermomechanical modeling in ''real systems'', including: (1) developing techniques to and determining materials properties and constitutive behavior required for modeling; (2) developing new, improved/updated models and modeling capabilities, (3) ensuring that models are representative of the physical phenomena being simulated; and (4) assessing existing modeling capabilities to identify advances necessary to facilitate the practical application of Sandia's predictive modeling technology.

  14. Reliability of Sn-3.5Ag Solder Joints in High Temperature Packaging Applications

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    Muralidharan, Govindarajan [ORNL; Kurumaddali, Nalini Kanth [ORNL; Kercher, Andrew K [ORNL; Leslie, Dr Scott [Powerex Inc

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is a significant need for next generation, high performance power electronic packages and systems with wide band gap devices to operate at high temperatures in automotive and electricity transmission applications. Sn-3.5Ag solder is a candidate for use in such packages with potential operating temperatures up to 200oC. However, there is a need to understand thermal cycling reliability of Sn-3.5Ag solders subject to such operating conditions. The results of a study on the damage evolution occurring in large area Sn-3.5Ag solders joints between silicon dies and DBC substrates subject to thermal cycling between 200oC and 5oC is presented in this paper. Damage accumulation was followed using high resolution X-ray radiography techniques while nonlinear finite element models were developed based on the mechanical property data available in literature to understand the relationship between the stress state within the solder joint and the damage evolution occurring under thermal cycling conditions. It was observed that regions of damage observed in the experiments do not correspond to the finite element predictions of the location of regions of maximum plastic work.

  15. RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, AND SERVICEABILITY FOR PETASCALE HIGH-END COMPUTING AND BEYOND

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    Chokchai "Box" Leangsuksun

    2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Our project is a multi-institutional research effort that adopts interplay of RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, and SERVICEABILITY (RAS) aspects for solving resilience issues in highend scientific computing in the next generation of supercomputers. results lie in the following tracks: Failure prediction in a large scale HPC; Investigate reliability issues and mitigation techniques including in GPGPU-based HPC system; HPC resilience runtime & tools.

  16. Toward resilient high performance applications through real time reliability metric generaion and autonomous failure correction

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    Debardeleben, Nathan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chandler, Clayton [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Leangsuksun, Chokchai [LOUISIANA TECH UNIV

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One predominant barrier encountered in furthering research and development efforts aimed at facilitating resilient HPC applications is a substantial lack of existing reliability and performance data originating from extreme-scale computing distributions. In order to develop an understanding of how and why highly scaled HPC applications are encountering increasingly frequent performance interruptions, one must conduct extensive trending and analysis on contemporary machines and their associated programs. However, existing HPC application log files are labyrinthine documents that, even with the assistance of intelligent data mining algorithms, translate poorly to human discern. In addition, conventional log filtering, processes are limited to execution within a post-mortem, reactive time period, as the enormous size of these documents prevents efficient real time interaction. Thus, there exists a strong need within the HPC field for the provision of accurate-yet-concise real time application information. Moreover, the means of reporting this data must be sufficiently lightweight and non-intrusive, as to successfully-yet-discretely attach itself to the multiple processes running on multiple cores within tens (or in some cases, hundreds) of thousands of compute nodes. Furthermore, this information should in turn be used to facilitate the autonomous correction of application-threatening faults, suspensions, and interruptions. This paper describes a dynamic application instrumentation module (utilizing a combination of Open/SpeedShop software and custom scripting) aimed at successfully achieving these goals.

  17. Partnering with the Military

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Partnering with the Military Story by Kathy Wythe Texas Agricultural Experiment Stationresearchers have partnered with Fort Hoodpersonnel to identify a natural ?weapon? to restore the facility?s tank training areas?land and soils seriously eroded... Center (BREC) in Temple have determined that composted dairy manure can increase soil fertility and vegetation cover on some of the Fort?s 200,000 acres of training areas and stabilize eroded soils without excessive nutrients entering the streams...

  18. Structural Reliability of Ceramics at High Temperature: Mechanisms of Fracture and Fatigue Crack Growth

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    Reinhold H. Dauskardt

    2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Final report of our DOE funded research program. Aim of the research program was to provide a fundamental basis from which the mechanical reliability of layered structures may be understood, and to provide guidelines for the development of technologically relevant layered material structures with optimum resistance to fracture and subcritical debonding. Progress in the program to achieve these goals is described.

  19. Human Reliability Program Overview

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    Bodin, Michael

    2012-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation covers the high points of the Human Reliability Program, including certification/decertification, critical positions, due process, organizational structure, program components, personnel security, an overview of the US DOE reliability program, retirees and academia, and security program integration.

  20. Russia - Nato. The military balance.

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    Skarequist, Anne

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This project aims to explain how the military balancing of Russia against NATO can be explained from a neoclassical realist framework. The project consists in… (more)

  1. Performance and Reliability of Bonded Interfaces for High-Temperature Packaging (Presentation)

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    Devoto, D.

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermal performance and reliability of sintered-silver is being evaluated for power electronics packaging applications. This will be experimentally accomplished by the synthesis of large-area bonded interfaces between metalized substrates that will be subsequently subjected to thermal cycles. A finite element model of crack initiation and propagation in these bonded interfaces will allow for the interpretation of degradation rates by a crack-velocity (V)-stress intensity factor (K) analysis. The experiment is outlined, and the modeling approach is discussed.

  2. Microgrids and Heterogeneous Power Quality and Reliability

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    Marnay, Chris

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    high security, quality, reliability, and availability”, IEEELave, and Marija Ilic: “Creating Reliability Choice: HowBuilding Less Reliability into Electric Power Grids Could

  3. A pulse-width modulated, high reliability charge controller for small photovoltaic systems

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    Gerken, K. [Morningstar Corp., Olney, MD (United States); Welsh, D. [Morningstar Corp., Encinitas, CA (United States)

    1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the results of a development effort to design, test and begin production of a new class of small photovoltaic (PV) charge controllers. Sandia National Laboratories provided technical support, test data and financial support through a Balance-of-System Development contract. One of the objectives of the development was to increase user confidence in small PV systems by improving the reliability and operating life of the system controllers. Another equally important objective was to improve the economics of small PV systems by extending the battery lifetimes. Using new technology and advanced manufacturing techniques, these objectives were accomplished. Because small stand-alone PV systems account for over one third of all PV modules shipped, the positive impact of improving the reliability and economics of PV systems in this market segment will be felt throughout the industry. The results of verification testing of the new product are also included in this report. The initial design goals and specifications were very aggressive, but the extensive testing demonstrates that all the goals were achieved. Production of the product started in May at a rate of 2,000 units per month. Over 40 Morningstar distributors (5 US and 35 overseas) have taken delivery in the first 2 months of shipments. Initial customer reactions to the new controller have been very favorable.

  4. Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Evaluating Military Bases...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Military Bases and Fleet Readiness for Electric Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Evaluating Military Bases and Fleet Readiness for Electric Vehicles The Vehicle...

  5. North Wind Power Company 2-kilowatt high-reliability wind system. Phase I. Design and analysis. Technical report

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    Mayer, D J; Norton, Jr, J H

    1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results are presented of Phase I of a program to design a 2kW high reliability wind turbine for use in remote locations and harsh environments. In phase I of the program, a predecessor of the proposed design was procured and tested in a wind tunnel and in the freestream to observe operational characteristics. An analytical procedure was developed for designing and modelling the proposed variable axis rotor control system (VARCS). This was then verified by extensive mobile testing of pre-prototype components. A low speed three phase alternator with a Lundel type rotor was designed. Prototypes were fabricated and tested to refine calculation procedures and develop an effective alternator with appropriate characteristics. A solid state field switching regulator was designed and tested successfully. All necessary support elements were designed and engineered. A complete analysis of system reliability was conducted including failure mode and effects analyses and reliability, maintenance and safety analyses. Cost estimates were performed for a mature product in production rates of 1000 per year. Analysis and testing conducted throughout the first phase is included.

  6. How to prevent a Normal Accident in a High Reliable Organisation? The art of resilience, a case study in the chemical industry.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    How to prevent a Normal Accident in a High Reliable Organisation? The art of resilience, a case.dupre@ish-lyon.cnrs.fr Abstract: The trend in France in the chemical industry following the Toulouse accident in 2001 has created the safety and accident field) some dimensions, for example the level of resilience (or reliability

  7. Simulating service reliability of a high frequency bus route using automatically collected data

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    Milkovits, Martin Nicholas

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High frequency bus routes are subject to a variety of influences that can affect the quality of service provided to passengers. Since they have short headways and high passenger demand interaction between buses can easily ...

  8. July 24, 2009, Visiting Speakers Program - The Next Generation of Regulation for High-Reliability Organizations by HON. John Bresland

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGY TAX POLICIES7.pdfFuel2007 | Department7January 2015JimJulieand High ReliabilityNext

  9. MILITARY TECHNICAL ACADEMY Vol. XXII, No. 4

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    #12;MILITARY TECHNICAL ACADEMY Vol. XXII, No. 4 © Military Technical Academy Publishing House Technical Academy of Bucharest, Romania Col. Prof. Eng. IOAN NICOLAESCU, Ph.D. The Military Technical Academy of Bucharest, Romania Prof. Eng. VICTOR-VALERIU PATRICIU, Ph.D. The Military Technical Academy

  10. Demonstrating Reliable High Level Waste Slurry Sampling Techniques to Support Hanford Waste Processing

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    Kelly, Steven E.

    2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hanford Tank Operations Contractor (TOC) and the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) contractor are both engaged in demonstrating mixing, sampling, and transfer system capability using simulated Hanford High-Level Waste (HL W) formulations. This work represents one of the remaining technical issues with the high-level waste treatment mission at Hanford. The TOC must demonstrate the ability to adequately mix and sample high-level waste feed to meet the WTP Waste Acceptance Criteria and Data Quality Objectives. The sampling method employed must support both TOC and WTP requirements. To facilitate information transfer between the two facilities the mixing and sampling demonstrations are led by the One System Integrated Project Team. The One System team, Waste Feed Delivery Mixing and Sampling Program, has developed a full scale sampling loop to demonstrate sampler capability. This paper discusses the full scale sampling loops ability to meet precision and accuracy requirements, including lessons learned during testing. Results of the testing showed that the Isolok(R) sampler chosen for implementation provides precise, repeatable results. The Isolok(R) sampler accuracy as tested did not meet test success criteria. Review of test data and the test platform following testing by a sampling expert identified several issues regarding the sampler used to provide reference material used to judge the Isolok's accuracy. Recommendations were made to obtain new data to evaluate the sampler's accuracy utilizing a reference sampler that follows good sampling protocol.

  11. Angular momentum projected multi-cranked configuration mixing for reliable calculation of high-spin rotational bands

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    Shimada, Mitsuhiro; Shimizu, Yoshifumi R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    By employing the angular momentum projection technique we propose a method to reliably calculate the quantum spectrum of nuclear collective rotation. The method utilizes several cranked mean-field states with different rotational frequencies and they are superposed in the sense of the configuration mixing or the generator coordinate method, after performing the projection; the idea was originally suggested by Peierls-Thouless in 1962. It is found that the spectrum as a result of the configuration mixing does not essentially depend on chosen sets of cranking frequencies if the number of mean-field states utilized in the mixing is larger than a certain small value. We apply this method to three examples employing the Gogny D1S effective interaction and show that it is useful to study high-spin rotational bands by means of the angular momentum projection method.

  12. Armed forces, states and threats : civil-military institutions and military power in modern democracies

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    DeVore, Marc Ronald

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two longstanding questions preoccupying political scientists, military officers and policymakers alike are how should and how do political leaders interact with military professionals? This thesis argues that historic ...

  13. A Bibliography of Professional Military Education

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    Independent Study of Joint Officer Management and Joint Professional Military Education. McLean, VA: Booz, Allen & Hamilton, 2003. Israel, Steve. Report of the Proceedings: Conference on Military Education

  14. WILDLAND FIRE SERVICES CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY LANDS

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    is already in place. Fire Management Planning CEMML provides high quality fire management planning adviceWILDLAND FIRE SERVICES CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY LANDS CEMML | 1490 Campus installations present a serious risk to people, infrastructure, quality training areas, and important protected

  15. Reliability Assessment The Reliability of the

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    2006 Long-Term Reliability Assessment The Reliability of the Bulk Power Systems In North America North American Electric Reliability Council October 2006 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 2 NERC 2006 Long-Term Reliability Assessment TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

  16. CIVIL-MILITARY GAP AND MILITARY EFFECTIVENESS: THE IMPACT OF IDEOLOGY AND MILITARY EXPERIENCE GAP ON DEFENSE SPENDING IN THE UNITED STATES, 1952-2000

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    Lee, Byeonggu

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Previous studies of civil-military gap have argued that the difference in values, perspectives, and opinions between civilians and the military matters because it determines military effectiveness, but empirical analyses ...

  17. High Performance Packaging Solutions for Low Cost, Reliable PV Modules: Final Subcontract Report, 26 May 2005 - 30 November 2008

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    Keotla, B. M.; Marinik, B. J.

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During this research effort, Dow Corning Corporation has addressed the PV manufacturing goals of: (i) improving PV manufacturing processes and equipment; (ii) accelerating manufacturing cost reductions of PV modules; (iii) increasing commercial product performance and reliability; and (iv) scaling up U.S. manufacturing capacity.

  18. Today`s thermal imaging systems: Background and applications for civilian law enforcement and military force protection

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    Bisbee, T.L.; Pritchard, D.A.

    1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal (infrared) imagers can solve many security assessment problems associated with the protection of high-value assets at military bases, secure installations, or commercial facilities. Thermal imagers can provide surveillance video from security areas or perimeters both day and night without expensive security lighting. In the past, thermal imagers required cryogenic cooling to operate. The high cost and maintenance requirements restricted their use. However, recent developments in reliable, linear drive cryogenic coolers and uncooled infrared imagers have dramatically reduced system cost. These technology developments are resulting in greater accessibility and practicality for military as well as civilian security and force protection applications. This paper discusses recent advances in thermal imaging technology including uncooled and cryo-cooled. Applications of Forward Looking InfraRed (FLIR) systems are also discussed, including integration with a high-speed pan/tilt mount and remote control, video frame storage and recall, low-cost vehicle-mounted systems, and hand-held devices. Other facility installation topics will be discussed, such as site layout, assessment ranges, imager positioning, fields-of-view, sensor and alarm reporting systems, and communications links.

  19. military

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarlyEnergyDepartmentNationalRestart of the Review of theOFFICE OF8/%2A en Responding6/%2A2/%2A en2/%2A en

  20. Wind Industry Training for Our Military Veterans

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    The Energy Department is taking steps to leverage the skill sets of our military veterans in support of the wind energy industry.

  1. Development of Low-Cost Austenitic Stainless Gas-Turbine and Diesel Engine Components with Enhanced High-Temperature Reliability

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    Maziasz, P.J.; Swindeman, R.W.; Browning, P.F. (Solar Turbines, Inc.); Frary, M.E. (Caterpillar, Inc.); Pollard, M.J.; Siebenaler, C.W.; McGreevy, T.E.

    2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In July of 1999, a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was undertaken between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Solar Turbines, Inc. and Caterpillar, Inc. (Caterpillar Technical Center) to evaluate commercial cast stainless steels for gas turbine engine and diesel engine exhaust component applications relative to the materials currently being used. If appropriate, the goal was to develop cast stainless steels with improved performance and reliability rather than switch to more costly cast Ni-based superalloys for upgraded performance. The gas-turbine components considered for the Mercury-50 engine were the combustor housing and end-cover, and the center-frame hot-plate, both made from commercial CF8C cast austenitic stainless steel (Fe-l9Cr-12Ni-Nb,C), which is generally limited to use at below 650 C. The advanced diesel engine components considered for truck applications (C10, C12, 3300 and 3400) were the exhaust manifold and turbocharger housing made from commercial high SiMo ductile cast iron with uses limited to 700-750 C or below. Shortly after the start of the CRADA, the turbine materials emphasis changed to wrought 347H stainless steel (hot-plate) and after some initial baseline tensile and creep testing, it was confirmed that this material was typical of those comprising the abundant database; and by 2000, the emphasis of the CRADA was primarily on diesel engine materials. For the diesel applications, commercial SiMo cast iron and standard cast CN12 austenitic stainless steel (Fe-25Cr-13Ni-Nb,C,N,S) baseline materials were obtained commercially. Tensile and creep testing from room temperature to 900 C showed the CN12 austenitic stainless steel to have far superior strength compared to SiMo cast iron above 550 C, together with outstanding oxidation resistance. However, aging at 850 C reduced room-temperature ductility of the standard CN12, and creep-rupture resistance at 850 C was less than expected, which triggered a focused laboratory-scale alloy development effort on modified cast austenitic stainless steels at ORNL. Isothermal fatigue testing at 700 C also showed that standard CN12 was far superior to SiMo cast iron, but somewhat less than the desired behavior. During the first year, 3 new modified CF8C heats and 8 new modified CN12 heats were made, based on compositional changes specifically designed to change the nature, dispersion and stability of the as-cast and high-temperature aging-induced microstructures that consisted of carbides and other precipitate phases. Screening of the alloys at room-temperature and at 850 C (tensile and creep-rupture) showed -a ten-fold increase in rupture life of the best modified CN12 relative to the baseline material, better room-temperature ductility after aging, caused by less precipitation in the as-cast material and much less aging-induced precipitation. The best new modified CF8C steel showed strength at tensile and creep-rupture strength comparable to standard CN12 steel at 850 C, due to a unique and very stable microstructure. The CRADA was scheduled to end in July 2001, but was extended twice until July 2002. Based on the very positive results on the newly developed modified CF8C and CN12 cast austenitic stainless steels, a new CRADA with Caterpillar has been set up to commercially scale-up, test and evaluate, and make trial components from the new steels.

  2. Inter-Korean military confidence building after 2003.

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    Tae-woo, Kim (Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, Seoul, Republic of Korea); Littlefield, Adriane C.; Vannoni, Michael Geoffrey; Sang-beom, Kim (Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, Seoul, Republic of Korea); Koelm, Jennifer Gay; Olsen, John Norman; Myong-jin, Kim (Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, Seoul, Republic of Korea); Sung-tack, Shin (Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, Seoul, Republic of Korea)

    2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tensions on the Korean Peninsula remain high despite a long-term strategy by South Korea to increase inter-Korean exchanges in economics, culture, sports, and other topics. This is because the process of reconciliation has rarely extended to military and security topics and those initiatives that were negotiated have been ineffective. Bilateral interactions must include actions to reduce threats and improve confidence associated with conventional military forces (land, sea, and air) as well as nuclear, chemical, and biological activities that are applicable to developing and producing weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The purpose of this project is to develop concepts for inter-Korean confidence building measures (CBMs) for military and WMD topics that South Korea could propose to the North when conditions are right. This report describes the historical and policy context for developing security-related CBMs and presents an array of bilateral options for conventional military and WMD topics within a consistent framework. The conceptual CBMs address two scenarios: (1) improved relations where construction of a peace regime becomes a full agenda item in inter-Korean dialogue, and (2) continued tense inter-Korean relations. Some measures could be proposed in the short term under current conditions, others might be implemented in a series of steps, while some require a higher level of cooperation than currently exists. To support decision making by political leaders, this research focuses on strategies and policy options and does not include technical details.

  3. Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

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    for professionalism and hard work. Sincerely, Dr. Lee Barber, Director Center for Environmental Management of MilitaryCenter for Environmental Management of Military Lands 1490 Campus Delivery Fort Collins, Colorado extent been due to our ability to address our sponsors' natural and cultural resource management

  4. Sale of US military aircraft to Saudi Arabia. Master`s thesis

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    Bents, E.R.

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The end of the Cold War in the late 1980s resulted in a gigantic downsizing and consolidation of America`s defense industries, as domestic demand plummeted and the volume of international arms trading fell. However, in total world arms exports the United States exports more arms than any other nation. The country of Saudi Arabia has been the destination of a disproportionate amount of these weapons. The following account is an examination of the US military aerospace industry, the world military aerospace market, US government policy concerning arms exports, and the Saudi aerospace market. Each of these entities profoundly impacts US-Saudi military aerospace commerce. By individually analyzing the above factors, it will be demonstrated that the supply relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia is dependent on the convergence of several long standing and deep seated aspirations on the part of the three major players: the US Aerospace Industry, the US Government, and the Saudi Government. The US military aerospace industry`s exports are critical to ensure its independent survival, help fund crucial RD programs, and maintain a viable defense high tech industrial base in the U.S. In addition, it wishes to exert a military presence in the Gulf area and nurture relations with Saudi Arabia in particular, as the world`s leading oil producer. The Saudi government requires a military defense anchored in high tech aerospace systems, as well as a dependable and capable military ally such as the US.

  5. Oxygen-Enriched Combustion for Military Diesel Engine Generators...

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    Combustion for Military Diesel Engine Generators Oxygen-Enriched Combustion for Military Diesel Engine Generators Substantial increases in brake power and considerably lower peak...

  6. Probing Emissions of Military Cargo Aircraft: Description of...

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    Emissions of Military Cargo Aircraft: Description of a Joint Field Measurement Strategic Environmental Research and Probing Emissions of Military Cargo Aircraft: Description of a...

  7. academic military treatment: Topics by E-print Network

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    Impact of Civilian and Military Biology and Medicine Websites Summary: Uncovering the Stealth Cluster The Economic Impact of Civilian and Military Aerospace on South of...

  8. Electric Vehicle Grid Integration for Sustainable Military Installations (Presentation)

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    Simpson, M.

    2011-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation discusses electric vehicle grid integration for sustainable military installations. Fort Carson Military Reservation in Colorado Springs is used as a case study.

  9. War Upon the Map: The Politics of Military User Innovation

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    Lindsay, Jon R.

    2006-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

    While military personnel are often involved in the design of information technology, the literature on military innovation generally assumes defense contractors are the primary producers. Furthermore, general organizational ...

  10. Leveraging Tribal Renewable Resources to Support Military Energy...

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    Leveraging Tribal Renewable Resources to Support Military Energy Goals Leveraging Tribal Renewable Resources to Support Military Energy Goals May 30-31, 2013 Image of a speaker at...

  11. Overview of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities: 2010 Military...

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    Overview of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities: 2010 Military Energy and Alternative Fuels Conference Overview of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities: 2010 Military Energy and...

  12. Overview of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities: 2010 Military...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    0 Military Energy and Alternative Fuels Conference Overview of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities: 2010 Military Energy and Alternative Fuels Conference This presentation by DOE's...

  13. Development of improved processing and evaluation methods for high reliability structural ceramics for advanced heat engine applications Phase II. Final report

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    Pujari, V.J.; Tracey, D.M.; Foley, M.R. [and others

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The research program had as goals the development and demonstration of significant improvements in processing methods, process controls, and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) which can be commercially implemented to produce high reliability silicon nitride components for advanced heat engine applications at temperatures to 1370{degrees}C. In Phase I of the program a process was developed that resulted in a silicon nitride - 4 w% yttria HIP`ed material (NCX 5102) that displayed unprecedented strength and reliability. An average tensile strength of 1 GPa and a strength distribution following a 3-parameter Weibull distribution were demonstrated by testing several hundred buttonhead tensile specimens. The Phase II program focused on the development of methodology for colloidal consolidation producing green microstructure which minimizes downstream process problems such as drying, shrinkage, cracking, and part distortion during densification. Furthermore, the program focused on the extension of the process to gas pressure sinterable (GPS) compositions. Excellent results were obtained for the HIP composition processed for minimal density gradients, both with respect to room-temperature strength and high-temperature creep resistance. Complex component fabricability of this material was demonstrated by producing engine-vane prototypes. Strength data for the GPS material (NCX-5400) suggest that it ranks very high relative to other silicon nitride materials in terms of tensile/flexure strength ratio, a measure of volume quality. This high quality was derived from the closed-loop colloidal process employed in the program.

  14. A highly reliable multi-path routing scheme for ad hoc wireless FEI DAI and JIE WU

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    Wu, Jie

    and suffer from high overhead. Reactive (i.e. on- demand) protocols such as DSR [9] and AODV [17] do

  15. High-reliability passivation of hydrogen-terminated diamond surface by atomic layer deposition of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}

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    Daicho, Akira, E-mail: notevayas-tales@ruri.waseda.jp; Saito, Tatsuya; Kurihara, Shinichiro; Kawarada, Hiroshi, E-mail: kawarada@waseda.jp [School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan); Hiraiwa, Atsushi [Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Waseda University, 513 Waseda-tsurumaki, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0041 (Japan)

    2014-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the two-dimensional hole gas (2DHG) of a hydrogen-terminated diamond surface provides a unique p-type conducting layer for high-performance transistors, the conductivity is highly sensitive to its environment. Therefore, the surface must be passivated to preserve the 2DHG, especially at high temperature. We passivated the surface at high temperature (450?°C) without the loss of C-H surface bonds by atomic layer deposition (ALD) and investigated the thermal reliability of the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} film. As a result, C-H bonds were preserved, and the hole accumulation effect appeared after the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} deposition by ALD with H{sub 2}O as an oxidant. The sheet resistivity and hole density were almost constant between room temperature and 500?°C by the passivation with thick Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} film thicker than 38?nm deposited by ALD at 450?°C. After the annealing at 550?°C in air The sheet resistivity and hole density were preserved. These results indicate the possibility of high-temperature application of the C-H surface diamond device in air. In the case of lower deposition temperatures, the sheet resistivity increased after air annealing, suggesting an insufficient protection capability of these films. Given the result of sheet resistivity after annealing, the increase in the sheet resistivity of these samples was not greatly significant. However, bubble like patterns were observed in the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films formed from 200 to 400?°C by air annealing at 550?°C for 1 h. On the other hand, the patterns were no longer observed at 450?°C deposition. Thus, this 450?°C deposition is the sole solution to enabling power device application, which requires high reliability at high temperatures.

  16. Information friction : information technology and military performance

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    Lindsay, Jon Randall

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Militaries have long been eager to adopt the latest technology (IT) in a quest to improve knowledge of and control over the battlefield. At the same time, uncertainty and confusion have remained prominent in actual experience ...

  17. Collaborative Military Vehicle Design | GE Global Research

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    many others will be allowed and incentivized to contribute to the design of a military vehicle is, I think, astounding VehicleForge-300x225 Share This Article Click to email...

  18. Retrofiting survivability of military vehicles

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    Canavan, Gregory H [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In Iraq the terrain was such that vehicles could be distributed horizontally, which reduced the effectiveness of mines. In the mountainous terrain of Pakistan and Afghanistan vehicles are forced to use the few, passable roads, which are dirt and easily seeded with plentiful, cheap, intelligent mines. It is desirable to reduce the losses to such mines, preferably by retrofit means that do not greatly increase weight or cost or reduce maneuverability. V-bottom vehicles - A known approach to reducing vulnerability is the Buffalo, a large vehicle developed by South Africa to address mine warfare. It has large tires, high axles, and a reinforced, v-shaped bottom that deflects the blast from explosions below. It is developed and tested in combat, but is expensive and has reduced off-road mobility. The domestic MRAP has similar cost and mobility issue. The addition of v-shaped blast deflectors to vehicles such as Humvees could act much as the deflector on a Buffalo, but a Humvee is closer to the ground, so the explosive's expansion would be reduced. The deflector would also reduce a Humvee's clearance for rough terrain, and a deflector of adequate thickness to address the blast by itself could further increase cost and reduce mobility. Reactive armor is developed and has proven effective against shaped and explosive charges from side or top attack. It detects their approach, detonates, and defeats them by interfering with jet formation. If the threat was a shaped charge from below, they would be a logical choice. But the bulk of the damage to Humvees appears to be from the blast from high explosive mines for which the colliding shock from reactive armor could increase that from the explosive. Porous materials such as sand can strongly attenuate the kinetic energy and pressure of a strong shock. Figure 1 shows the kinetic energy (KE), momentum (Mu), velocity (u), and mass (M) of a spherically expanding shock as functions of radius for a material with a porosity of 0.5. Over the range from 0.5 to 4.5 cm the shock KE is attenuated by a factor of {approx}70, while its momentum is changed little. The shock and particle velocity falls by a factor of 200 while the mass increases by a factor of 730. In the limit of very porous media u {approx} 1/M, so KE {approx} 1/M, which falls by a factor of {approx}600, while momentum Mu does not change at all. Figure 2 shows the KE, Mu, u, and M for a material with a porosity of 1.05, for which the KE changes little. In the limit of media of very low porosity, u {approx} 1/{radical}M, so KE is constant while Mu {approx} {radical}M, which increases by a factor of 15. Thus, if the goal is to reduce the peak pressure from strong explosions below, very porous materials, which strongly reduce pressure but do not increase momentum, are preferred to non-porous materials, which amplify momentum but do not decrease pressure. These predictions are in qualitative accord with the results of experiments at Los Alamos in which projectiles from high velocity, large caliber cannons were stopped by one to two sandbags. The studies were performed primarily to determine the effectiveness of sand in stopping fragments of various sizes, but could be extended to study sand's effectiveness in attenuating blast pressure. It would also be useful to test the above predictions on the effectiveness of media with higher porosity. Water barriers have been discussed but not deployed in previous retrofit survivability studies for overseas embassies. They would detect the flash from the mine detonation below, trigger a thin layer of explosive above a layer of water, and drive water droplets into the approaching blast wave. The blast loses energy in evaporating the droplets and loses momentum in slowing them. Under favorable conditions that could attenuate the pressure in the blast enough to prevent the penetration or disruption of the vehicle. However, such barriers would depend on prompt and reliable detonation detection and water droplet dispersal, which have not been tested. There is a large literature on the theoretical effec

  19. Software Reliability Xiangyu Zhang

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    Zhang, Xiangyu

    1 Software Reliability Xiangyu Zhang Pronounced as Shang You Zang CS590F Software Reliability Software Reliability Why Reliable Software is Important? Software bugs cost the U.S. economy about $59 in Spacecraft Accidents (http://sunnyday.mit.edu/papers/jsr.pdf) CS590F Software Reliability Why ? ­ FSE'06

  20. ARPA-E: Improving Military Energy Security

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    Willson, Bryan; Mahvi, Allison; Stepien, Tom; Wasco, Mick

    2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. military has a vested interest in advancing microgrid technologies that can power forward operating bases. These technologies could not only help the military significantly reduce its energy demand both at home and abroad, but also they could reduce the number of fuel-supply convoys required on the battlefield and the number of troops killed in fuel-supply convoy attacks. This video highlights two ARPA-E projects that have formed strategic partnerships with the military to enable these microgrids at forward operating bases. Georgia Tech is developing an innovative absorption heat pump that utilizes exhaust heat to provide heating and cooling, which could cut the amount of energy used to heat and cool forward operating bases by 50%. Primus Power is developing a low-cost, energy-dense storage system that could store enough energy to operate a base for several days in the event of a disruption.

  1. ARPA-E: Improving Military Energy Security

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    Willson, Bryan; Mahvi, Allison; Stepien, Tom; Wasco, Mick

    2014-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. military has a vested interest in advancing microgrid technologies that can power forward operating bases. These technologies could not only help the military significantly reduce its energy demand both at home and abroad, but also they could reduce the number of fuel-supply convoys required on the battlefield and the number of troops killed in fuel-supply convoy attacks. This video highlights two ARPA-E projects that have formed strategic partnerships with the military to enable these microgrids at forward operating bases. Georgia Tech is developing an innovative absorption heat pump that utilizes exhaust heat to provide heating and cooling, which could cut the amount of energy used to heat and cool forward operating bases by 50%. Primus Power is developing a low-cost, energy-dense storage system that could store enough energy to operate a base for several days in the event of a disruption.

  2. Logic Synthesis for FPGA Reliability

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    Feng, Zhe

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for FPGA Reliability . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hard ErrorsStochastic Resynthesis for FPGA Reliability . . . . . .In-Place Reconfiguration for FPGA Reliability . . . . . .

  3. Thin Film Reliability SEMICONDUCTORS

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    Thin Film Reliability SEMICONDUCTORS Our goal is to develop new ways to evaluate the reliability $250 billion per year. As semiconductor devices become ultra miniaturized, reliability testing becomes-world conditions as possible will enable product designers to better balance performance and reliability

  4. Reliability-Centered Maintenance

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    Reliability-centered maintenance leverages the same practices and technologies of predictive maintenance.

  5. North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability...

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    and winter and summer forecasts; monitors the bulk power systems; and educates, trains, and certifies industry personnel. North American Electric Reliability Corporation...

  6. Net Zero Energy Military Installations: A Guide to Assessment...

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    Net Zero Energy Military Installations: A Guide to Assessment and Planning Net Zero Energy Military Installations: A Guide to Assessment and Planning In 2008, DoD and DOE defined a...

  7. Report: U.S. Military Accelerates Deployment of Clean Energy...

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

    Report: U.S. Military Accelerates Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies Report: U.S. Military Accelerates Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies January 22, 2014 - 12:00am...

  8. Corporate Gray Military Officer Job Fair | Department of Energy

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    Corporate Gray Military Officer Job Fair Corporate Gray Military Officer Job Fair September 11, 2014 8:00AM to 1:30PM EDT Location: 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA 22150 POC:...

  9. CULTURAL RESOURCES SERVICES CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY LANDS

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    CULTURAL RESOURCES SERVICES CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY LANDS CEMML | 1490) provides assistance to military land managers for technical support in cultural resources management planning and compliance. The goal is to ensure that these diverse, nonrenewable resources are adequately

  10. Reconstructing society-military relations in post-Soviet Russia.

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    Robertshaw, Sam

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The thesis examines society-military relations with a focus on the contemporary Russian case. In doing this, it develops the Society-Military Interface (SMI), created by Stephen… (more)

  11. Military Munitions Waste Working Group report

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    Not Available

    1993-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the findings of the Military Munitions Waste Working Group in its effort to achieve the goals directed under the Federal Advisory Committee to Develop On-Site Innovative Technologies (DOIT Committee) for environmental restoration and waste management. The Military Munitions Waste Working Group identified the following seven areas of concern associated with the ordnance (energetics) waste stream: unexploded ordnance; stockpiled; disposed -- at known locations, i.e., disposal pits; discharged -- impact areas, unknown disposal sites; contaminated media; chemical sureties/weapons; biological weapons; munitions production; depleted uranium; and rocket motor and fuel disposal (open burn/open detonation). Because of time constraints, the Military Munitions Waste Working Group has focused on unexploded ordnance and contaminated media with the understanding that remaining waste streams will be considered as time permits. Contents of this report are as follows: executive summary; introduction; Military Munitions Waste Working Group charter; description of priority waste stream problems; shortcomings of existing approaches, processes and technologies; innovative approaches, processes and technologies, work force planning, training, and education issues relative to technology development and cleanup; criteria used to identify and screen potential demonstration projects; list of potential candidate demonstration projects for the DOIT committee decision/recommendation and appendices.

  12. Nanowarriors: Military Nanotechnology and Comic Books

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    Nanowarriors: Military Nanotechnology and Comic Books Colin Milburn U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I with nanotechnology. The Army Research Office had issued broad agency solicitations for such a center in October 2001 what became dubbed the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN). MIT's proposal out- lined

  13. Cultural intelligence support for military operations

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    Guthormsen, Amy M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; MacKerrow, Edward P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Merritt, Terence M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Morgart, Ruth E [INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY

    2010-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    It has long been recognized that military success relies on knowledge of the enemy. In the context of standard warfare, adequate knowledge of the enemy may be gained by analyzing observable, measurable data. In the context of modern counterinsurgency operations and the global war on terror, the task of predicting the behavior of the enemy is vastly more complex and difficult. Without an understanding of the ways individuals in the host nation interpret and react to events, no amount of objective information can provide the insight required to accurately predict behavior. US military doctrine has begun to recognize the importance of the many ways that local culture can affect operation success. Increasingly military decision makers use cultural information in the service of operation planning, and troops are provided with pre-deployment cultural training. However, no amount of training can cover the breadth and depth of potentially useful cultural information, and no amount of careful planning can avoid the need to adapt as situations develop. Therefore, a critical challenge is to provide useful tools to US personnel in their efforts to collect, analyze, and utilize cultural information. Essential functions for cultural support tools include the following: (1) to narrow down a broad range of available data and focus the user's attention on context-relevant information, (2) to present cultural information in an easily understood form, (3) to prompt the user to seek relevant information in the environment, (4) to synthesize information, and (5) to predict outcomes based on possible courses of operation. In this paper, we begin by reviewing the ways in which military operations can benefit from cultural intelligence. We then discuss frameworks for analyzing cultural information in the context of a military operation. We conclude with a demonstration of our current efforts to develop a tool that meets the aforementioned functional challenges.

  14. Reliability and Validity: One Factor and Third Factor Tests

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    White, Douglas R.

    Chapter 7 Reliability and Validity: One Factor and Third Factor Tests D. White and A. Korotayev 26 Sept 2003 Html links are live Reliability and validity are crucial issues in research. Reliability may have high validity but low reliability, in which case its correlations with other high validity

  15. Power electronics reliability analysis.

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    Smith, Mark A.; Atcitty, Stanley

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides the DOE and industry with a general process for analyzing power electronics reliability. The analysis can help with understanding the main causes of failures, downtime, and cost and how to reduce them. One approach is to collect field maintenance data and use it directly to calculate reliability metrics related to each cause. Another approach is to model the functional structure of the equipment using a fault tree to derive system reliability from component reliability. Analysis of a fictitious device demonstrates the latter process. Optimization can use the resulting baseline model to decide how to improve reliability and/or lower costs. It is recommended that both electric utilities and equipment manufacturers make provisions to collect and share data in order to lay the groundwork for improving reliability into the future. Reliability analysis helps guide reliability improvements in hardware and software technology including condition monitoring and prognostics and health management.

  16. Development of improved processing and evaluation methods for high reliability structural ceramics for advanced heat engine applications, Phase 1. Final report

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    Pujari, V.K.; Tracey, D.M.; Foley, M.R.; Paille, N.I.; Pelletier, P.J.; Sales, L.C.; Wilkens, C.A.; Yeckley, R.L. [Norton Co., Northboro, MA (United States)

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The program goals were to develop and demonstrate significant improvements in processing methods, process controls and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) which can be commercially implemented to produce high reliability silicon nitride components for advanced heat engine applications at temperatures to 1,370{degrees}C. The program focused on a Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}-4% Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} high temperature ceramic composition and hot-isostatic-pressing as the method of densification. Stage I had as major objectives: (1) comparing injection molding and colloidal consolidation process routes, and selecting one route for subsequent optimization, (2) comparing the performance of water milled and alcohol milled powder and selecting one on the basis of performance data, and (3) adapting several NDE methods to the needs of ceramic processing. The NDE methods considered were microfocus X-ray radiography, computed tomography, ultrasonics, NMR imaging, NMR spectroscopy, fluorescent liquid dye penetrant and X-ray diffraction residual stress analysis. The colloidal consolidation process route was selected and approved as the forming technique for the remainder of the program. The material produced by the final Stage II optimized process has been given the designation NCX 5102 silicon nitride. According to plan, a large number of specimens were produced and tested during Stage III to establish a statistically robust room temperature tensile strength database for this material. Highlights of the Stage III process demonstration and resultant database are included in the main text of the report, along with a synopsis of the NCX-5102 aqueous based colloidal process. The R and D accomplishments for Stage I are discussed in Appendices 1--4, while the tensile strength-fractography database for the Stage III NCX-5102 process demonstration is provided in Appendix 5. 4 refs., 108 figs., 23 tabs.

  17. Performance testing and Bayesian Reliability Analysis of small diameter, high power electric heaters for the simulation of nuclear fuel rod temperatures

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    O'Kelly, David Sean

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    proposed full test using prototypic mixed-oxide fuel (MOX) containing plutonium from converted nuclear weapons. Bayesian reliability analysis methods were used to determine the expected heater failure rate because of the expected short test duration...

  18. Advanced, High-Reliability, System-Integrated 500kW PV Inverter Development: Final Subcontract Report, 29 September 2005 - 31 May 2008

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    West, R.

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Xantrex Technology accomplished subcontract goals of reducing parts cost, weight, and size of its 500-kW inverter by 25% compared to state-of-the-art PV inverters, while extending reliability by 25%.

  19. Military housing foam application and analysis

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    Torres, J. J.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia and Forest City have established a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the partnership provides a unique opportunity to take technology research and development from demonstration to application in sustainable communities. This project consists of two activities conducted in Hawaii that focus on performance, integration and application of energy saving technologies. Hawaii has many energy challenges, making this location an excellent testbed for these activities. Under this project, spray foam technology was applied at military housing on Oahu and the consumption data collected. A cost benefit and operational analysis of the foam was completed. The second phase of this project included design, integration, and analysis of photovoltaic systems at a military community on Oahu. This phase of the project was conducted as part of Forest City's second Solar America Showcase Award.

  20. Political Stability and Military Intervention in Egypt

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    Friedman, Casey; Bar-Yam, Yaneer

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Policy choices in the wake of recent mass protests in Egypt will determine the likelihood of civil war in the short run and the prospects for democracy in the long run. Economic conditions can be improved by international action to reduce grain-based biofuel production and finance employment generation. Creating the conditions for stable democracy requires accepting power-sharing mechanisms in which the military will have an important role.

  1. Tier-Based Underwater Acoustic Routing for Applications with Reliability and Delay Constraints

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    Melodia, Tommaso

    Tier-Based Underwater Acoustic Routing for Applications with Reliability and Delay Constraints Li of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, New York 14260 Email: tmelodia@buffalo.edu Abstract--UnderWater Acoustic and military applications such as oceanographic data collection, pollution monitoring, offshore exploration

  2. Human Reliability | ornl.gov

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

    Human Reliability SHARE Human Reliability The Structured Trusted Employee Program (STEP) Evaluation is an example of a method for identifying, assessing, and retaining reliable and...

  3. Reliability Results of NERSC Systems

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    Mokhtarani, Akbar; Petascale Data Storage Institute (PDSI)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reliability Results of NERSC Systems Akbar Mokhtarani,analysis of systems reliability and component failure rates,reported to operation. Reliability Data HPSS and the IBM SP

  4. Recruit Military Job Fair | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Year in3.pdfEnergyDepartmentEnergy DataRemediated | DepartmentRecruit Military Job Fair

  5. NNSA's Military Academic Collaborations | National Nuclear Security

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarlyEnergyDepartment ofDepartment ofofOxfordVeterans |NuclearOfficeAdministration Military Academic

  6. Medical Aspects of Reliability

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    Atencio, Julian J.

    2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation covers the medical evaluation as part of a human reliability program, particularly the various medical qualifications and potential disqualifiers.

  7. Tribal and Military Leaders Come Together to Talk Renewable Energy...

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    The DOE Office of Indian Energy Tribal Leader Forum on "Leveraging Tribal Renewable Resources to Support Military Energy Goals" was held May 3031 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo...

  8. ORNL seeks to enhance tiny engine performance for military |...

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    seeks to enhance tiny engine performance for military Oak Ridge National Laboratory engineers are trying to improve efficiency and performance in tiny engines in remote-controlled...

  9. A Survey of NASA and Military Standards on Fault Tolerance and Reliability Applied to Robotics

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    Rice University - Center for Cooperative Autonomous Robots for Hazardous Environments

    procedures FMEA [2], for example DI­R­7085A). Standards utilization varies widely (Reliabil­ ity Data in MIL for a fail­ ure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) de­ scribed in standard MIL­STD­1629A, together with DI­R­7085A, allow tailoring of the speci­ #12; fications to the robot needs. We will note the use of FMEA

  10. Changes in Russia's Military and Nuclear Doctrine

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    Wolkov, Benjamin M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Balatsky, Galya I. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1993, the Russian Federation set out a new military doctrine that would determine the direction of its armed forces until President Putin set out the next doctrine in 2000. The Russian Federation creating the doctrine was new; the USSR had recently collapsed, Gorbachev - the creator of the predecessor to this doctrine in 1987 - was out of office, and the new Russian military had only been formed in May, 1992.1 The analysis of the 1993 doctrine is as follows: a definition of how doctrine is defined; a short history of Russian military doctrine leading up to the 1993 doctrine (officially the Basic Provisions of the Military Doctrine of the Russian Federation); and finally, what the doctrine established. An overview of the 1993 doctrine is: (1) Russia's 1993 doctrine was a return to older, more aggressive doctrine as a result of stability concerns surrounding the recent collapse of the USSR; (2) Russia turned from Gorbachev's 'defensive defense' in the 1987 doctrine to aggressive defense with the option of preempting or striking back against an aggressor; (3) Russia was deeply concerned about how nationalism would affect the former Soviet Republics, particularly in respect to the ethnic Russians still living abroad; and (4) Nuclear doctrine pledged to not be the first to use nuclear weapons but provided for the potential for escalation from a conventional to a nuclear war. The 2000 doctrine (officially the Russian Federation Military Doctrine) was created in a more stable world than the 1993 doctrine was. The Russian Federation had survived independence and the 'threat of direct military aggression against the Russian Federation and its allies' had diminished. It had secured all of the nuclear weapons from its neighbors Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan, and had elected a new president, Vladimir Putin, to replace Boris Yeltsin. Yet, even as the doctrine took more defensive tones than the 1993 doctrine, it expanded its nuclear options. Below are a new definition of what doctrine meant in 2000 and an outline of the 2000 doctrine. An overview of the 2000 doctrine is: (1) The 2000 doctrine was a return to a more defensive posture; the threat of nuclear retaliation, rather than that of preemptive force, would be its deterrence; (2) In order to strengthen its nuclear deterrence, Russia extended and redefined the cases in which nuclear weapons could be used to include a wider range of conflict types and a larger spectrum of attackers; and (3) Russia's threats changed to reflect its latest fear of engaging in a limited conflict with no prospect of the use of nuclear deterrence. In 2006, the defense minister and deputy prime minister Sergei Ivanov announced that the government was starting on a draft of a future doctrine. Four years later, in 2010, the Military Doctrine of the Russian Federation was put into effect with the intent of determining Russian doctrine until 2020. The 2010 doctrine, like all previous doctrines, was a product of the times in which it was written. Gone were many of the fears that had followed Russia for the past two decades. Below are an examination of the 2010 definition of doctrine as well as a brief analysis of the 2010 doctrine and its deviations from past doctrines. An overview of the 2010 doctrine is: (1) The new doctrine emphasizes the political centralization of command both in military policy and the use of nuclear weapons; (2) Nuclear doctrine remains the same in many aspects including the retention of first-use; (3) At the same time, doctrine was narrowed to using nuclear weapons only when the Russian state's existence is in danger; to continue strong deterrence, Russia also opted to follow the United States by introducing precision conventional weapons; (4) NATO is defined as Russia's primary external threat because of its increased global presence and its attempt to recruit states that are part of the Russian 'bloc'; and (5) The 2000 doctrine's defensive stance was left out of the doctrine; rumored options for use of nuclear weapons in local wars and in preemptive strikes were also left out.

  11. Medical Device Reliability BIOMATERIALS

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    NEMI Medical Electronics team to address short- and long-term reliability issues with medical devices. OurMedical Device Reliability BIOMATERIALS Our goal is to provide medical device manufacturers, and consistency of active implantable medical devices. These devices, including pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators

  12. Hawaii electric system reliability.

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    Silva Monroy, Cesar Augusto; Loose, Verne William

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report addresses Hawaii electric system reliability issues; greater emphasis is placed on short-term reliability but resource adequacy is reviewed in reference to electric consumers' views of reliability %E2%80%9Cworth%E2%80%9D and the reserve capacity required to deliver that value. The report begins with a description of the Hawaii electric system to the extent permitted by publicly available data. Electrical engineering literature in the area of electric reliability is researched and briefly reviewed. North American Electric Reliability Corporation standards and measures for generation and transmission are reviewed and identified as to their appropriateness for various portions of the electric grid and for application in Hawaii. Analysis of frequency data supplied by the State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is presented together with comparison and contrast of performance of each of the systems for two years, 2010 and 2011. Literature tracing the development of reliability economics is reviewed and referenced. A method is explained for integrating system cost with outage cost to determine the optimal resource adequacy given customers' views of the value contributed by reliable electric supply. The report concludes with findings and recommendations for reliability in the State of Hawaii.

  13. Asymmetry of will : the effect of religious radicalism on state military doctrine

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    Lewis, Patrick (Patrick Joseph)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    How is a state's military doctrine affected by the presence of radical religious ideology in its military? Using analysis of satellite imagery, recent military exercises, and a series of source interviews, I examine the ...

  14. LINCOLN LABORATORY MILITARY FELLOWS PROGRAM APPLICATION Each year MIT Lincoln Laboratory supports active duty military officers by awarding Lincoln Laboratory Military

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    Reuter, Martin

    national security management courses at your chosen school. Potential Military Fellows must be either(s) of interest: (see detailed descriptions of mission areas) Communications Systems & Cyber Security ISR interests you? (i.e., cyber, satellite, ISR, BMD, etc

  15. "Reliability Inference Based on Multistate and Degradation Models"

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    "Reliability Inference Based on Multistate and Degradation Models" Vijay Nair Department of Georgia Department of Statistics Colloquium Series Reliability or survival analysis is traditionally based on time-to-failure data. In high- reliability applications, there is usually a high degree of censoring

  16. Photovoltaic system reliability

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    Maish, A.B.; Atcitty, C. [Sandia National Labs., NM (United States); Greenberg, D. [Ascension Technology, Inc., Lincoln Center, MA (United States)] [and others

    1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the reliability of several photovoltaic projects including SMUD`s PV Pioneer project, various projects monitored by Ascension Technology, and the Colorado Parks project. System times-to-failure range from 1 to 16 years, and maintenance costs range from 1 to 16 cents per kilowatt-hour. Factors contributing to the reliability of these systems are discussed, and practices are recommended that can be applied to future projects. This paper also discusses the methodology used to collect and analyze PV system reliability data.

  17. The military lens : doctrinal differences, misperception, and deterrence failure in Sino-American relations

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    Twomey, Christopher P

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nations, because of their different strategic situations, histories, and military cultures can have dramatically different beliefs about the nature of effective military doctrine, strategy, and capabilities. This dissertation ...

  18. E-Print Network 3.0 - army military police Sample Search Results

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    in the FY09 Military Construction, Army program... The contract includes one Engineer Unit Operations Facility for 26.7 million, one Unit Military Police (MP... Public...

  19. Reliability and Safety

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    DOE solar reliability and safety research and development (R&D) focuses on testing photovoltaic (PV) modules, inverters, and systems for long-term performance, and helping investors, consumers,...

  20. Reliability Standards Owner

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    This position is located in the Internal Operations and Asset Management group of Planning and Asset Management (TP). A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Reliability Standards...

  1. Evaluation of low-residue soldering for military and commercial applications: A report from the Low-Residue Soldering Task Force

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    Iman, R.L.; Anderson, D.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Burress, R.V. [SEHO (United States)] [and others

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The LRSTF combined the efforts of industry, military, and government to evaluate low-residue soldering processes for military and commercial applications. These processes were selected for evaluation because they provide a means for the military to support the presidential mandate while producing reliable hardware at a lower cost. This report presents the complete details and results of a testing program conducted by the LRSTF to evaluate low-residue soldering for printed wiring assemblies. A previous informal document provided details of the test plan used in this evaluation. Many of the details of that test plan are contained in this report. The test data are too massive to include in this report, however, these data are available on disk as Excel spreadsheets upon request. The main purpose of low-residue soldering is to eliminate waste streams during the manufacturing process.

  2. Parametric probability distributions in reliability

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    Coolen, Frank

    Parametric probability distributions in reliability F.P.A. Coolen Department of Mathematical parametric probability distributions which are frequently used in reliability. We present some main as models for specific reliability scenarios. Keywords: Binomial distribution, Exponential distribution

  3. Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Update (Presentation)

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    Sheng, S.

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation was given at the Sandia Reliability Workshop in August 2013 and provides information on current statistics, a status update, next steps, and other reliability research and development activities related to the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative.

  4. Photovoltaic module reliability workshop

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    Mrig, L. (ed.)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper and presentations compiled in this volume form the Proceedings of the fourth in a series of Workshops sponsored by Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI/DOE) under the general theme of photovoltaic module reliability during the period 1986--1990. The reliability Photo Voltaic (PV) modules/systems is exceedingly important along with the initial cost and efficiency of modules if the PV technology has to make a major impact in the power generation market, and for it to compete with the conventional electricity producing technologies. The reliability of photovoltaic modules has progressed significantly in the last few years as evidenced by warranties available on commercial modules of as long as 12 years. However, there is still need for substantial research and testing required to improve module field reliability to levels of 30 years or more. Several small groups of researchers are involved in this research, development, and monitoring activity around the world. In the US, PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities and others are engaged in the photovoltaic reliability research and testing. This group of researchers and others interested in this field were brought together under SERI/DOE sponsorship to exchange the technical knowledge and field experience as related to current information in this important field. The papers presented here reflect this effort.

  5. Increasing the Reliability of Reliability Jochen Brocker1,

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    Stevenson, Paul

    Increasing the Reliability of Reliability Diagrams Jochen Br¨ocker1, and Leonard A. Smith1,2 1 University Oxford, UK Corresponding Author, cats@lse.ac.uk November 9, 2006 #12;Abstract The reliability are reliable. Further, an alternative presentation of the same information on probability paper easies

  6. Reliability of ?at XOR-based erasure codes on heterogeneous devices

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    Greenan, Kevin M.; Miller, Ethan L; Wylie, Jay J.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and M. Pecht. Enhanced reliability modeling of raid storageJ. Wylie. High-?delity reliability sim- ulation of erasure-and K. Rao. Notes on reliability models for non-MDS erasure

  7. Ukraine's Military Role in the Black Sea Region

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    Coffman, Amy Beth; Crump, James Andrew; Dickson, Robbi K.; Mueller, Meaghan; Pulis, Sarah L.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the territorial sea; • protection of merchant fleet, sea oil and gas industry and other state activity in the sea; • assistance to the Army in their conduct of operations (military actions) at sea directions; • participation in peacekeeping operations. 3...

  8. ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SERVICES CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY LANDS

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    · Environmental Database Development and Management · Storm Water Modeling #12;ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SERVICES CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY LANDS CEMML of environmental managers. The Center provides assistance to environmental managers in compliance areas such as air

  9. 17.950 Understanding Modern Military Operations, Spring 2005

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    Cote, Owen R., 1960-

    A proper understanding of modern military operations requires a prior understanding of both the material side of war, including especially weapon, sensor, communication, and information processing technologies, and the ...

  10. Shooting up : the impact of illicit economics on military conflict

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    Felbab-Brown, Vanda

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study explores the nexus between illicit economies and military conflicts. It investigates when and how access by belligerents to the production and trafficking of illicit substances affects the strength of belligerents ...

  11. First War Syndrome : military culture, professionalization, and counterinsurgency doctrine

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    Long, Austin G

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Counterinsurgency was a persistent and important challenge to military organizations in the second half of the 20th century and seems likely to continue to pose a challenge in the 21st century. This makes understanding how ...

  12. Military housing privatization & the promise of design innovation

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    Ellis, Jason (Jason Robert)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this paper is to answer the question, "Has the military housing privatization process produced design innovation?" Secondary questions are, "What specific role has the Army's Residential Communities ...

  13. Establishing a virtual manufacturing environment for military robots

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    Andersen, Ryan J. (Ryan John)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent advances in the robotics industry have given the military an opportunity to capitalize on industry's innovation. Not only has core robotics technology improved but robotics manufacturing technology has also made ...

  14. Reliability Tradeoffs in Personal Storage Systems John A. Chandy

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    Chandy, John A.

    Reliability Tradeoffs in Personal Storage Systems John A. Chandy john.chandy@uconn.edu Sumit ABSTRACT RAID has long been established as an effective way to provide highly reliable disk subsystems. However, reliability in RAID sys- tems comes at the cost of extra disks and somewhat lower perfor- mance

  15. Reliability and economy -- Hydro electricity for Iran

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    Jahromi-Shirazi, M.J.; Zarbakhsh, M.H. [Teleh Shofage Co., Ghazvin (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Reliability is the probability that a device or system will perform its function adequately, for the period of time intended, under the operating conditions intended. Reliability and economy are two important factors in operating any system, especially in power generation. Due to the high rate in population growth in Iran, the experts have estimated that the demand for electricity will be about 63,000 MW in the next 25 years, the installed power is now about 26,000 MW. Therefore, the energy policy decision made in Iran is to go to power generation by hydroelectric plants because of reliability, availability of water resources and the economics of hydroelectric power.

  16. The Relationship between Grit and Academic, Military and Physical Performance at the United States Military Academy

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    Buller, Eric F.

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    at the Military Academy in the Class of 2008. They found that grit was related to self control (r= 0.63, p<.001) but that grit better predicted completion of summer training. However, when comparing academic performance at the end of the first-year, self...-control was a better predictor (self control r = .13, p<.001; grit r=.06, p<.05). Duckworth, et al, recognized the relationships between self-control and perseverance 17 but also concluded that the difference between the two was that earning good grades...

  17. The occurrence of military coups in Latin America: some speculations

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    Cediel, Maria Cecilia Canals de

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE OCCURRENCE OF MILITARY COUPS IN LATIN AMERICA: SOME SPECULATIONS A Thesis by MARIA CECILIA CANALS DE CEDIEL Submitted to the Graduate Colleqe of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF ARTS Mav 1981 Major Subiect: Political Science THE OCCURRENCE OF MILITARY COUPS IN LATIN AMERICA: SOME SPECULATIONS A Thesis by MARIA CECILIA CANALS DE CEDIEL Approved as to sty1e and content by: (Chairman of Committee) / (Member) (Member...

  18. RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS

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    Kahn, E.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RESILIENCE; OR RELIABILITY SENSITIVITy .. RiskReliability Planning: Preliminary Definitions.Dioision, Ext. 6782 Reliability Planning in Distributed

  19. North American Electric Reliability Corporation Interconnections...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    North American Electric Reliability Corporation Interconnections North American Electric Reliability Corporation Interconnections Map of the North American Electric Reliability...

  20. Software Reliability Modeling James LEDOUX

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Software Reliability Modeling James LEDOUX Centre de Math´ematiques INSA & IRMAR 20 Avenue des an overview of some aspects of Software Reliability (SR) engineering. Most systems are now driven by software in reliability engineering, particularly in terms of cost. But predicting software reliability is not easy

  1. Reliability of Electrical Interconnects (Presentation)

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    Devoto, D.

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation discusses the status of NREL's research on the reliability of electrical interconnects.

  2. The implications of the Anglo-French military conversations, 1905-1914

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    Gargotta, Craig Anthony

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    May 1984 Major Subject: European History THE IIUIPLICATIONS OF THE ANGLO FRENCH MILITARY CONVERSATIONS, 1905-1914 A Thesis by CRAIG ANTHONY GARGOTTA Approved as to style and content by: I Brison D. Gooch (Chairman of Committee) A. H. Ringleb... pact. The military talks were a corallory of the Entente and the major ingredient of England's and France's military relationship. The military conversations had three main subsets, the army talks, naval talks, and Belgian military talks...

  3. Structural Reliability: Assessing the Condition and Reliability of Casing in Compacting Reservoirs

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    Chantose, Prasongsit

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    . Effective stress may exceed rock compressive strength, inducing compaction. Wells in compacting reservoirs risk high failure and deformation rates. This project introduces the concept of structural reliability to quantify casing failure risks in compacting...

  4. Human Reliability Program Workshop

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    Landers, John; Rogers, Erin; Gerke, Gretchen

    2014-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A Human Reliability Program (HRP) is designed to protect national security as well as worker and public safety by continuously evaluating the reliability of those who have access to sensitive materials, facilities, and programs. Some elements of a site HRP include systematic (1) supervisory reviews, (2) medical and psychological assessments, (3) management evaluations, (4) personnel security reviews, and (4) training of HRP staff and critical positions. Over the years of implementing an HRP, the Department of Energy (DOE) has faced various challenges and overcome obstacles. During this 4-day activity, participants will examine programs that mitigate threats to nuclear security and the insider threat to include HRP, Nuclear Security Culture (NSC) Enhancement, and Employee Assistance Programs. The focus will be to develop an understanding of the need for a systematic HRP and to discuss challenges and best practices associated with mitigating the insider threat.

  5. Photovoltaic-Reliability R&D Toward a Solar-Powered World (Presentation)

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    Kurtz, S.; Granata, J.

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Presentation about the importance of continued progress toward low-cost, high-reliability, and high-performance PV systems. High reliability is an essential element in achieving low-cost solar electricity.

  6. Photovoltaic-Reliability R&D Toward a Solar-Powered World: Preprint

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    Kurtz, S.; Granata, J.; Quintana, M.

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Paper about the importance of continued progress toward low-cost, high-reliability, and high-performance PV systems. High reliability is an essential element in achieving low-cost solar electricity.

  7. High Throughput Combinatorial Screening of Biometic Metal-Organic...

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

    High Throughput Combinatorial Screening of Biometic Metal-Organic Materials for Military Hydrogen-Storage Materials (New Joint Miami UNREL DoDDLA Project) (presentation) High...

  8. Reliable solar: powering communities

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassive Solar HomePromising ScienceRecentRegionalReliability Technology earns

  9. Reliability of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors on low dislocation density bulk GaN substrate: Implications of surface step edges

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    Killat, N., E-mail: Nicole.Killat@bristol.ac.uk, E-mail: Martin.Kuball@bristol.ac.uk; Montes Bajo, M.; Kuball, M., E-mail: Nicole.Killat@bristol.ac.uk, E-mail: Martin.Kuball@bristol.ac.uk [Center for Device Thermography and Reliability (CDTR), H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL (United Kingdom); Paskova, T. [Kyma Technologies, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina 27617 (United States) [Kyma Technologies, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina 27617 (United States); Materials Science and Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 (United States); Evans, K. R. [Kyma Technologies, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina 27617 (United States)] [Kyma Technologies, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina 27617 (United States); Leach, J. [Kyma Technologies, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina 27617 (United States) [Kyma Technologies, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina 27617 (United States); Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284 (United States); Li, X.; Özgür, Ü.; Morkoç, H. [Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284 (United States)] [Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284 (United States); Chabak, K. D.; Crespo, A.; Gillespie, J. K.; Fitch, R.; Kossler, M.; Walker, D. E.; Trejo, M.; Via, G. D.; Blevins, J. D. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio 45433 (United States)] [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio 45433 (United States)

    2013-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    To enable gaining insight into degradation mechanisms of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors, devices grown on a low-dislocation-density bulk-GaN substrate were studied. Gate leakage current and electroluminescence (EL) monitoring revealed a progressive appearance of EL spots during off-state stress which signify the generation of gate current leakage paths. Atomic force microscopy evidenced the formation of semiconductor surface pits at the failure location, which corresponds to the interaction region of the gate contact edge and the edges of surface steps.

  10. Promoting Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency in Military Housing

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    AH McMakin; EL Malone; RE Lundgren

    1999-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) helps agencies reduce the cost of doing business through energy efficiency, water conservation, and the use of solar and other renewable energy. As a large energy user, the U.S. military has been one of the government sectors of focus. Several military installations have shown substantial energy savings in past years. Most of these efficiency projects, however, have focused primarily on physical upgrades, technologies, and purchasing habits. Furthermost projects have focused on administrative and operational areas of energy use. Military residential housing, in particular, has received little formal attention for energy efficiency involving behaviors of the residents themselves. Behavior-based change is a challenging, but potentially fruitful area for energy conservation programs. However, behavioral change involves links with values, social networks and organizations, and new ways of thinking about living patterns. This handbook attempts to fill a gap by offering guidance for promoting such efforts.

  11. ARMY VEHICLE DURABILITY OPTIMIZATION & RELIABILITY

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    ARMY VEHICLE DURABILITY OPTIMIZATION & RELIABILITY How to Optimize the Vehicle Design to Minimize/Reduce the Weight? Under These Uncertainties, How to Achieve Component Level Reliability? Under These Uncertainties, How to Achieve System Level Reliability? Dynamics Analysis FE Model System Model Dynamic Stress

  12. FIELD RELIABILITY OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

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    I Ww i 1 i FIELD RELIABILITY OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS wcwotoias R I S 0 - M - 2 4 1 8 An analytical study of in-the fiald axparlanca of electronics reliability Tag© Elm Rise National Laboratory, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark February 1 0 8 4 #12;RIS�-M-2418 FIELD RELIABILITY OP ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS An analytical

  13. Reliability onMultilayerModels

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    László, Jereb

    Network Reliability Analysis Based onMultilayerModels László Jereb, Péter Bajor, Attila Kiss a reliability analysis approach which is based on the multilayer model of the telecommunication network. Simple two­state reliability models are assigned to the network elements making it possible to describe

  14. Testing for PV Reliability (Presentation)

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    Kurtz, S.; Bansal, S.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The DOE SUNSHOT workshop is seeking input from the community about PV reliability and how the DOE might address gaps in understanding. This presentation describes the types of testing that are needed for PV reliability and introduces a discussion to identify gaps in our understanding of PV reliability testing.

  15. Fourth Generation Nuclear Weapons: Military effectiveness and collateral effects

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    Gsponer, A

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper begins with a general introduction and update to Fourth Generation Nuclear Weapons (FGNW), and then addresses some particularly important military aspects on which there has been only limited public discussion so far. These aspects concern the unique military characteristics of FGNWs which make them radically different from both nuclear weapons based on previous-generation nuclear-explosives and from conventional weapons based on chemical-explosives: yields in the 1 to 100 tons range, greatly enhanced coupling to targets, possibility to drive powerful shaped charged jets and forged fragments, enhanced prompt radiation effects, reduced collateral damage and residual radioactivity, etc.

  16. A Comprehensive Program for Measurement of Military Aircraft Emissions

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    Cheng, Mengdawn [ORNL

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Emissions of gases and particulate matter by military aircraft were characterized inplume by 'extractive' and 'optical remote-sensing (ORS)' technologies. Non-volatile particle size distribution, number and mass concentrations were measured with good precision and reproducibly. Time-integrated particulate filter samples were collected and analyzed for smoke number, elemental composition, carbon contents, and sulfate. Observed at EEP the geometric mean diameter (as measured by the mobility diameter) generally increased as the engine power setting increased, which is consistent with downstream observations. The modal diameters at the downstream locations are larger than that at EEP at the same engine power level. The results indicate that engine particles were processed by condensation, for example, leading to particle growth in-plume. Elemental analysis indicated little metals were present in the exhaust, while most of the exhaust materials in the particulate phase were carbon and sulfate (in the JP-8 fuel). CO, CO{sub 2}, NO, NO{sub 2}, SO{sub 2}, HCHO, ethylene, acetylene, propylene, and alkanes were measured. The last five species were most noticeable under engine idle condition. The levels of hydrocarbons emitted at high engine power level were generally below the detection limits. ORS techniques yielded real-time gaseous measurement, but the same techniques could not be extended directly to ultrafine particles found in all engine exhausts. The results validated sampling methodology and measurement techniques used for non-volatile particulate aircraft emissions, which also highlighted the needs for further research on sampling and measurement for volatile particulate matter and semi-volatile species in the engine exhaust especially at the low engine power setting.

  17. "The Second American School of Arms": the Virginia Military Institute and the advent of state military education, 1835-1851

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    Wineman, Bradford Alexander

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) Charles E. Brooks (Member) James Burk (Member) ia elder ( d of Depart t December 2001 Major Subject: History ABSTRACT "The Second American School of Arms": The Virginia Military Institute and the Advent of State Military Education, 1835... be established in Virginia. . . . . "" On August 28, 1835, the first of Preston's three articles appeared in the L~Gtt. g t bg b y d tyby fdtgbt d f their rights as free citizens of the republic. The use of public funds, the taxes from the state's residents...

  18. DRIVING IN FORCE: WHY THE U.S. MILITARY COMMUTES BY AUTOMOBILE1

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    DRIVING IN FORCE: WHY THE U.S. MILITARY COMMUTES BY AUTOMOBILE1 Geoffrey M. Morrison Institute explores the U.S. military's preference for commuting by automobile. After controlling for typical

  19. A Paranoid State: The American Public, Military Surveillance and the Espionage Act of 1917

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    Strauss, Lon Jeffrey

    2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    "A Paranoid State" examines the influence of middle to upper class anxieties through military intelligence officers' investigations of the American public in the First World War. Products of their past, Military Intelligence ...

  20. Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (970) 491-2748 cemml@cemml.colostate.edu

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    , Environmental and Biological Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements. Sustaining a realistic military) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) are prepared to identify, consider, and resolve environmental problemsCenter for Environmental Management of Military Lands (970) 491-2748 · cemml

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING / NEPA SERVICES CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY LANDS

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    and Biological Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements. Sustaining a realistic military training) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) are prepared to identify, consider, and resolve environmental problemsENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING / NEPA SERVICES CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY LANDS CEMML

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - army size military Sample Search Results

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

    Last 7 days Go Older than 7 days Go Summary: 's military, the Army is developing video games to recruit and build awareness among Generation Y. Today... of their military...

  3. Synchronization of system-of-systems interfaces in military satellite communications

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    Davis, Mark J. (Mark Jeffrey)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Military systems continue to become more complex and nearly all are now part of one or more system of systems (SoS). Military satellite communications programs have expanded over the last decade from three distinct satellite ...

  4. The Harmony of Yin and Yank: The American Military Advisory Effort in China, 1941-1951

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    Babb, Joseph G.

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    THE HARMOMY OF YIN AND YANK: The American Military Advisory Effort in China, 1941-1951 By Joseph G. D. Babb Professor J. Megan Greene, Advisor The American military personnel assigned to advise and assist China's armed ...

  5. THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK Continuation of Military Leave and Employer-Paid Health and

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    Rosen, Jay

    will be paid their regular City University of New York salary (base pay) reduced by military pay (base pay plus housing and food allowances). The determination of rate of payment for the Military Leave at Reduced Pay

  6. Interval Analysis and Reliability in Robotics

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    be highly reliable (i.e. for a robot used in surgical applications). The sources of uncertainties will restrict ourself in this paper to industrial robot. These type of robots have a base that is attached the mechanism motion). There are two main classes of industrial robots mechani- cal architecture: serial

  7. Targeting Net Zero Energy for Military Installations (Presentation)

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    Burman, K.

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Targeting Net Zero Energy for Military Installations in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. A net zero energy installation (NZEI) is one that produces as much energy from on-site renewable sources as it consumes. NZEI assessment provides a systematic approach to energy projects.

  8. Performance Evaluation of Ad Hoc Routing Protocols for Military Communications

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    Bouras, Christos

    in an environment without a fixed infrastructure, the nodes are mobile, the wireless medium has its own limitations are search-and-rescue operations, military deployment in hostile environment, and several types of police of these networks. The nodes act as routers in an environment without a fixed infrastructure, the nodes are mobile

  9. Superior orders: when and how to dissent in the military

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    Hildahl, Jessica Lynn

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    for determining whether or not the order should be followed. Case studies from engineering ethics are examined to determine what avenues of dissent are available in that field. Military examples are then used to determine which of these avenues may be useful...

  10. Poliheuristic Theory and Alliance Dependence: Understanding Military Coalitions

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    Park, Joon Guan

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Iraq War (2003 -) was used as the reference in much of the dissertation, an implicit underlying claim of the current research is that the findings may be extended to any broad context wherein the development of a military coalition may be a possibility....

  11. Active Duty Military Tuition Waiver UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

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    New Mexico, University of

    Active Duty Military Tuition Waiver UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO SEMESTER: __________ YEAR of the (DUTY STATION) State of New Mexico. This active duty assignment is for the period from _______________________________________________________ ORGANIZATION Return waiver to: The University of New Mexico Division of Enrollment Management Office

  12. Measurement Practices for Reliability and Power Quality

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    Kueck, JD

    2005-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides a distribution reliability measurement ''toolkit'' that is intended to be an asset to regulators, utilities and power users. The metrics and standards discussed range from simple reliability, to power quality, to the new blend of reliability and power quality analysis that is now developing. This report was sponsored by the Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Inconsistencies presently exist in commonly agreed-upon practices for measuring the reliability of the distribution systems. However, efforts are being made by a number of organizations to develop solutions. In addition, there is growing interest in methods or standards for measuring power quality, and in defining power quality levels that are acceptable to various industries or user groups. The problems and solutions vary widely among geographic areas and among large investor-owned utilities, rural cooperatives, and municipal utilities; but there is still a great degree of commonality. Industry organizations such as the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the American Public Power Association (APPA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have made tremendous strides in preparing self-assessment templates, optimization guides, diagnostic techniques, and better definitions of reliability and power quality measures. In addition, public utility commissions have developed codes and methods for assessing performance that consider local needs. There is considerable overlap among these various organizations, and we see real opportunity and value in sharing these methods, guides, and standards in this report. This report provides a ''toolkit'' containing synopses of noteworthy reliability measurement practices. The toolkit has been developed to address the interests of three groups: electric power users, utilities, and regulators. The report will also serve to support activities to develop and share information among industry and regulatory participants about critical resources and practices. The toolkit has been developed by investigating the status of indices and definitions, surveying utility organizations on information sharing, and preparing summaries of reliability standards and monitoring requirements--the issues, needs, work under way, existing standards, practices and guidelines--for the following three classifications: (1) terms and definitions of reliability; (2) power quality standards, guidelines, and measurements; and (3) activities and organizations developing and sharing information on distribution reliability. As these synopses of reliability measurement practices are provided, it must be noted that an economic penalty may be associated with requiring too high a reliability level from the distribution system for all customers. It may be appropriate for the distribution system to supply only some base, generally accepted level of reliability. This base level would be adequate for the majority of customers. Users who need a higher level may find it economical to supply using distributed energy resources (DER) and other local solutions to reliability and power quality needs. Local solutions implemented by the customer may be the most cost-effective method for addressing the more stringent needs of a digital economy. These local solutions include energy storage, small distributed generators, and microgrids. This report also considers the market's role in addressing reliability issues and requirements. The customer's needs are discussed in view of issues such as power quality requirements of digital electronic equipment, the cost of outages, the cost of storage and new infrastructure, and natural gas prices. The market role in addressing these issues and requirements is explored. The economic considerations associated with the reliability issues are discussed, as well as the levels at which these economic decisions could be made. Finally, a discussion is provided of the role DER could play in addressing

  13. China’s Military Representatives: Striving Toward Professional Contracting and Procurement

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    Puska, Susan M; McReynolds, Joe; Geary, Debra

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    effect of specialization could be to develop military representatives who are experts in specific areas of the weapons and

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - army military government Sample Search...

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

    Addresses Challenges Facing the Military Community WASHINGTON, Jan. ... Source: New Hampshire, University of - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,...

  15. Maximal Reliability for Unit-weighted Composites

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    Peter M. Bentler

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    precisely measure scale reliability. In H. Yanai, A. Okada,A useful indicator of reliability? Personality & IndividualJ. M. F. (2000). Linking reliability and factor analysis:

  16. RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF BART TRAIN CONTROL

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    Turner, D.B.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    it was a response to the reliability problems introduced by~atelyowned rights. RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF BART VEHICLEtask group to improve the reliability of the Bay Area Rapid

  17. Technique for Measuring Hybrid Electronic Component Reliability

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    Green, C.C.; Hernandez, C.L.; Hosking, F.M.; Robinson, D.; Rutherford, B.; Uribe, F.

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Materials compatibility studies of aged, engineered materials and hardware are critical to understanding and predicting component reliability, particularly for systems with extended stockpile life requirements. Nondestructive testing capabilities for component reliability would significantly enhance lifetime predictions. For example, if the detection of crack propagation through a solder joint can be demonstrated, this technique could be used to develop baseline information to statistically determine solder joint lifelengths. This report will investigate high frequency signal response techniques for nondestructively evaluating the electrical behavior of thick film hybrid transmission lines.

  18. Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Zone I Conference United States Military Academy

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    Military Academy H Experiences using Flying Models in Competitions and Coursework Robert P. Hansen , Lyle N. Long/ , Todd A. Dellert United States Military Academy/ / Pennsylvania State University Abstract States Military Academy and the Pennsylvania State University are described. Free-flight model gliders

  19. Francis H. Smith: architect of antebellum southern military schools and educational reform

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    Wineman, Bradford Alexander

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    in Virginia and the South, both in military and non-military institutions. He also created a network of like-minded academics, mostly with alumni from the U.S. Military Academy who launched a movement to encourage a more practical education in the South...

  20. High reliability low jitter pulse generator

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    Savage, Mark E.; Stoltzfus, Brian S.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and concomitant apparatus for generating pulses comprising providing a laser light source, disposing a voltage electrode between ground electrodes, generating laser sparks using the laser light source via laser spark gaps between the voltage electrode and the ground electrodes, and outputting pulses via one or more insulated ground connectors connected to the voltage electrode.

  1. Power Reliability at BASF Corporation

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    Theising, T. R.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Power Reliability at BASF Corporation Thomas R. Theising Energy Systems Manager BASF Corporation ABSTRACT: Quality is defined not as what the supplier puts into the product but what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. Power... of overcoming these problems. The approach of addressing the reliability of its utility systems is common within BASF. This paper will address one of BASF?s approaches to addressing Power Reliability. PROBLEM RECOGNITION: The first issue to address...

  2. Power Reliability at BASF Corporation

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    Theising, T. R.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Power Reliability at BASF Corporation Thomas R. Theising Energy Systems Manager BASF Corporation ABSTRACT: Quality is defined not as what the supplier puts into the product but what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. Power... of overcoming these problems. The approach of addressing the reliability of its utility systems is common within BASF. This paper will address one of BASF?s approaches to addressing Power Reliability. PROBLEM RECOGNITION: The first issue to address...

  3. CSD Safety and Reliability Data

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

    Reliability Data Forecourt CSD Workshop Argonne National Laboratory Kevin Harrison 20-Mar-2013 2 Approach - Composite Data Products CDPs DDPs Results Internal analysis completed...

  4. NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance...

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    NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance Report NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance Report The following information...

  5. High-order Accurate Methods in Computational Electromagnetics

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    ... very high geometric complexity, scale separation due to materials, and sheer size ... sensoring as well as numerous military applications, e.g., stealth coatings.

  6. Electronic logic for enhanced switch reliability

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    Cooper, J.A.

    1984-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A logic circuit is used to enhance redundant switch reliability. Two or more switches are monitored for logical high or low output. The output for the logic circuit produces a redundant and fail-safe representation of the switch outputs. When both switch outputs are high, the output is high. Similarly, when both switch outputs are low, the logic circuit's output is low. When the output states of the two switches do not agree, the circuit resolves the conflict by memorizing the last output state which both switches were simultaneously in and produces the logical complement of this output state. Thus, the logic circuit of the present invention allows the redundant switches to be treated as if they were in parallel when the switches are open and as if they were in series when the switches are closed. A failsafe system having maximum reliability is thereby produced.

  7. Applying Reliability Models to the Space Shuttle

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    Feitelson, Dror

    Applying Reliability Models to the Space Shuttle Norman F. Schneidewind Ted W. Keller #12;What are Reliability Models? Reliability Models are tools that Help Us: · Predict software Reliability. · Control software Reliability. · Assess software Reliability. This functions let an organization determine

  8. FORMAL SEMANTICS AND VERIFICATION OF DYNAMIC RELIABILITY BLOCK DIAGRAMS FOR SYSTEM RELIABILITY MODELING

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    Xu, Haiping

    FORMAL SEMANTICS AND VERIFICATION OF DYNAMIC RELIABILITY BLOCK DIAGRAMS FOR SYSTEM RELIABILITY captured by existing reliability modeling tools. In this paper, we introduce a new reliability modeling tool, called dynamic reliability block diagrams (DRBD), for modeling dynamic relationships between

  9. Photovoltaic performance and reliability workshop

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    Mrig, L. [ed.

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This workshop was the sixth in a series of workshops sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject of photovoltaic testing and reliability during the period 1986--1993. PV performance and PV reliability are at least as important as PV cost, if not more. In the US, PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities, and others are engaged in the photovoltaic reliability research and testing. This group of researchers and others interested in the field were brought together to exchange the technical knowledge and field experience as related to current information in this evolving field of PV reliability. The papers presented here reflect this effort since the last workshop held in September, 1992. The topics covered include: cell and module characterization, module and system testing, durability and reliability, system field experience, and standards and codes.

  10. Fundamental mechanisms of micromachine reliability

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    DE BOER,MAARTEN P.; SNIEGOWSKI,JEFFRY J.; KNAPP,JAMES A.; REDMOND,JAMES M.; MICHALSKE,TERRY A.; MAYER,THOMAS K.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to extreme surface to volume ratios, adhesion and friction are critical properties for reliability of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), but are not well understood. In this LDRD the authors established test structures, metrology and numerical modeling to conduct studies on adhesion and friction in MEMS. They then concentrated on measuring the effect of environment on MEMS adhesion. Polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon) is the primary material of interest in MEMS because of its integrated circuit process compatibility, low stress, high strength and conformal deposition nature. A plethora of useful micromachined device concepts have been demonstrated using Sandia National Laboratories' sophisticated in-house capabilities. One drawback to polysilicon is that in air the surface oxidizes, is high energy and is hydrophilic (i.e., it wets easily). This can lead to catastrophic failure because surface forces can cause MEMS parts that are brought into contact to adhere rather than perform their intended function. A fundamental concern is how environmental constituents such as water will affect adhesion energies in MEMS. The authors first demonstrated an accurate method to measure adhesion as reported in Chapter 1. In Chapter 2 through 5, they then studied the effect of water on adhesion depending on the surface condition (hydrophilic or hydrophobic). As described in Chapter 2, they find that adhesion energy of hydrophilic MEMS surfaces is high and increases exponentially with relative humidity (RH). Surface roughness is the controlling mechanism for this relationship. Adhesion can be reduced by several orders of magnitude by silane coupling agents applied via solution processing. They decrease the surface energy and render the surface hydrophobic (i.e. does not wet easily). However, only a molecular monolayer coats the surface. In Chapters 3-5 the authors map out the extent to which the monolayer reduces adhesion versus RH. They find that adhesion is independent of RH up to a threshold value, depending on the coating chemistry. The mechanism for the adhesion increase beyond this threshold value is that the coupling agent reconfigures from a surface to a bulk phase (Chapter 3). To investigate the details of how the adhesion increase occurs, the authors developed the mechanics for adhesion hysteresis measurements. These revealed that near-crack tip compression is the underlying cause of the adhesion increase (Chapter 4). A vacuum deposition chamber for silane coupling agent deposition was constructed. Results indicate that vapor deposited coatings are less susceptible to degradation at high RH (Chapter 5). To address issues relating to surfaces in relative motion, a new test structure to measure friction was developed. In contrast to other surface micromachined friction test structures, uniform apparent pressure is applied in the frictional contact zone (Chapter 6). The test structure will enable friction studies over a large pressure and dynamic range. In this LDRD project, the authors established an infrastructure for MEMS adhesion and friction metrology. They then characterized in detail the performance of hydrophilic and hydrophobic films under humid conditions, and determined mechanisms which limit this performance. These studies contribute to a fundamental understanding for MEMS reliability design rules. They also provide valuable data for MEMS packaging requirements.

  11. Photovoltaics performance and reliability workshop

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    Mrig, L. [ed.] [ed.

    1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document consists of papers and viewgraphs compiled from the proceedings of a workshop held in September 1992. This workshop was the fifth in a series sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject areas of photovoltaic module testing and reliability. PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities and others exchanged technical knowledge and field experience. The topics of cell and module characterization, module and system performance, materials and module durability/reliability research, solar radiation, and applications are discussed.

  12. Photovoltaics performance and reliability workshop

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    Mrig, L. (ed.) [ed.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document consists of papers and viewgraphs compiled from the proceedings of a workshop held in September 1992. This workshop was the fifth in a series sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject areas of photovoltaic module testing and reliability. PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities and others exchanged technical knowledge and field experience. The topics of cell and module characterization, module and system performance, materials and module durability/reliability research, solar radiation, and applications are discussed.

  13. Reliability Assessment Using Discriminative Sampling and Metamodeling

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    Wang, Gaofeng Gary

    1 05M-400 Reliability Assessment Using Discriminative Sampling and Metamodeling G. Gary Wang Dept ABSTRACT Reliability assessment is the foundation for reliability engineering and reliability-based design optimization. It has been a difficult task, however, to perform both accurate and efficient reliability

  14. Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) database : wind plant reliability benchmark.

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    Hines, Valerie Ann-Peters; Ogilvie, Alistair B.; Bond, Cody R.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To benchmark the current U.S. wind turbine fleet reliability performance and identify the major contributors to component-level failures and other downtime events, the Department of Energy funded the development of the Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) database by Sandia National Laboratories. This report is the third annual Wind Plant Reliability Benchmark, to publically report on CREW findings for the wind industry. The CREW database uses both high resolution Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) data from operating plants and Strategic Power Systems' ORAPWind%C2%AE (Operational Reliability Analysis Program for Wind) data, which consist of downtime and reserve event records and daily summaries of various time categories for each turbine. Together, these data are used as inputs into CREW's reliability modeling. The results presented here include: the primary CREW Benchmark statistics (operational availability, utilization, capacity factor, mean time between events, and mean downtime); time accounting from an availability perspective; time accounting in terms of the combination of wind speed and generation levels; power curve analysis; and top system and component contributors to unavailability.

  15. Assessing reliability in energy supply systems

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    McCarthy, Ryan W.; Ogden, Joan M.; Sperling, Daniel

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    R.N. , 1984. Power-system reliability in perspective, in:L. (Eds. ), 1991. Applied Reliability Assessment in ElectricR. , Allan, R.N. , 1996. Reliability Evaluation of Power

  16. Reliability Assessment Incorporating Operational Considerations and Economic

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    PSERC Reliability Assessment Incorporating Operational Considerations and Economic Aspects Engineering Research Center Reliability Assessment Incorporating Operational Considerations and Economic Center (PSERC) research project titled "Reliability Assessment Incorporating Operational Considerations

  17. Assessing Reliability in Energy Supply Systems

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    McCarthy, Ryan; Ogden, Joan M.; Sperling, Dan

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    R.N. , 1984. Power-system reliability in perspective, in:L. (Eds. ), 1991. Applied Reliability Assessment in ElectricR. , Allan, R.N. , 1996. Reliability Evaluation of Power

  18. Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT California ISO Real Laboratory Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions APPENDIXC October 2008 CEC-500 (VSA) prototype to monitor system voltage conditions and provide real time dispatchers with reliability

  19. Constructing Reliable Distributed Communication Systems with CORBA

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    Schmidt, Douglas C.

    Constructing Reliable Distributed Communication Systems with CORBA Silvano Maffeis Douglas C model to support reliable data- and process- oriented distributed systems that communicate through syn distributed object computing systems with CORBA. First, we examine the question of whether reliable applica

  20. Tribal and Military Leaders Come Together to Talk Renewable Energy |

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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 Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up from theDepartment of EnergyTheDepartment of Energy and Military Leaders Come

  1. Uncovering the Stealth Cluster The Economic Impact of Civilian and Military

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    Almor, Amit

    Uncovering the Stealth Cluster The Economic Impact of Civilian and Military Aerospace on South on advanced composite materials, precision metal parts, and systems integration, the jobs

  2. China’s Military Representatives: Striving Toward Professional Contracting and Procurement

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    Puska, Susan M; McReynolds, Joe; Geary, Debra

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Toward Professional Contracting and Procurement Susan M.Summary C hina’s military contracting and procurement systemMRO) system that oversees contracting and procurement under

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

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    Hickie, Mark M

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  4. China’s Military Representatives: Striving Toward Professional Contracting and Procurement

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    Puska, Susan M; McReynolds, Joe; Geary, Debra

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    reforms ap- pear to be moving PLA weapons development andrelatively long history in the PLA, military representativestraining, and education. The PLA’s engagement in commercial

  5. NREL's Gearbox Reliability Collaborative leads to wind turbine gearbox reliability, lowering the cost of energy.

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    NREL's Gearbox Reliability Collaborative leads to wind turbine gearbox reliability, lowering operations. In 2007, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initi- ated the Gearbox Reliability that contribute to reduced gearbox reliability. In contrast to private investigations of these problems, GRC

  6. Recommendations to Address Power Reliability Concerns Raised...

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    to Address Power Reliability Concerns Raised as a Result of Pending Environmental Regulations for Electric Generation Stations Recommendations to Address Power Reliability Concerns...

  7. Comments of North American Electric Reliability Corporation ...

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

    North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to DOE Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges Comments of North American Electric Reliability...

  8. NREL Publishes Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Findings Report...

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

    NREL Publishes Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Findings Report NREL Publishes Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Findings Report October 3, 2011 - 12:56pm Addthis This is an...

  9. Sandia National Laboratories: Third Annual Continuous Reliability...

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    ClimateECEnergyThird Annual Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) Database Report Now Available Third Annual Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW)...

  10. Funding Opportunity Announcement: PHYSICS OF RELIABILITY: EVALUATING...

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

    PHYSICS OF RELIABILITY: EVALUATING DESIGN INSIGHTS FOR COMPONENT TECHNOLOGIES IN SOLAR 2 (PREDICTS 2) Funding Opportunity Announcement: PHYSICS OF RELIABILITY: EVALUATING DESIGN...

  11. Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience,...

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    Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014) Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November...

  12. Sandia National Laboratories: Continuous Reliability Enhancement...

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    StandardsContinuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) Database and Analysis Program Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) Database and Analysis Program 2013 CREW...

  13. Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System...

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    Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant Potomac River Plant Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations...

  14. Thermoelectric Materials By Design: Mechanical Reliability (Agreement...

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

    By Design: Mechanical Reliability (Agreement 14957) Thermoelectric Materials By Design: Mechanical Reliability (Agreement 14957) Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle...

  15. Distributed Generation Operational Reliability and Availability...

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

    Reliability and Availability Database, Final Report, January 2004 Distributed Generation Operational Reliability and Availability Database, Final Report, January 2004 This final...

  16. Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

    32 Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) leads national efforts to modernize the electric...

  17. Electricity & Energy Reliability (WFP) | Department of Energy

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    Electricity & Energy Reliability (WFP) Electricity & Energy Reliability (WFP) The purpose of the workforce Plan is to provide focus and direction to Human Resources (HR) strategy....

  18. Reliability estimation by advanced Monte Carlo E. Zio and N. Pedroni

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Chapter 1 Reliability estimation by advanced Monte Carlo simulation E. Zio and N. Pedroni Energy for evaluating the reliability of a system, due to the modeling flexibility that it offers indiffer- ently, which points towards the failure domain of interest; the high-dimensional reliability problem

  19. Bayesian Reliability Demonstration F.P.A. Coolen and P. Coolen-Schrijner

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    Coolen, Frank

    Bayesian Reliability Demonstration F.P.A. Coolen and P. Coolen-Schrijner Department of Mathematical of Bayesian reliability demonstration, together with a concise discussion of key contributions to this topic. 1 Introduction Many systems are required to be highly reliable, and prior to their practical use

  20. TRAVEL DEMAND AND RELIABLE FORECASTS

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    Minnesota, University of

    TRAVEL DEMAND AND RELIABLE FORECASTS FOR TRANSIT MARK FILIPI, AICP PTP 23rd Annual Transportation transportation projects § Develop and maintain Regional Travel Demand Model § Develop forecast socio in cooperative review during all phases of travel demand forecasting 4 #12;Cooperative Review Should Include

  1. Reliability Improvement Programs in Steam Distribution and Power Generation Systems

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    Atlas, R. D.

    improvements in the reliability and efficiency of the system. Recent studies have shown that more than 40% of all in stalled steam traps and 20% of certain types of valves n~ed ' some form of corrective action. The majority of all high backpressure... problems in condensate return systems are due to poor design criteria in expanding or retrofitting existing return systems. By instituting a maintenance management program,a 95% reliability can be gained with two to four annual maintenance cyc...

  2. Reliability Improvement Programs in Steam Distribution and Power Generation Systems

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    Petto, S.

    RELIABILITY IIIPROVEfWlT PROGRAMS IN STEAM DISTRIBUTION AND POVER GENERATION SYSTEItS Steve Petto Tech/Serv Corporation Blue Bell, PA Abstract This paper will present alternatives to costly corrective maintenance of the steam trap... In the reliability and efficiency of the system. Recent studies have shownt hat more than 40% of all In stalled steam traps and 20% of certain types of valves need some form of corrective action. The majority of all high backpressure problems In condensate return...

  3. Ris-M-2584 RELIABILITY CALCULATIONS

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    Risø-M-2584 RELIABILITY CALCULATIONS Improvements of methods intended for calculation of reliability of structures and systems Kurt E. Petersen Abstract. Risk and reliability analysis is increasingly being used in evaluations of plant safety and plant reliability. The analysis can be performed either

  4. Reliability Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    Reliability Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis Addendum 1; HFE ~ ATM501 PAGE I I. Hiebert Reliability Engineer HFE · B-1 f #12;~~.~-~ -_ ~ ~ Reliability Failure Mode, Effects were slight adjustment in the linearizing resistors. The reliability is effected upward by the deletion

  5. The design of a reliable reputation system

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    Swamynathan, Gayatri; Almeroth, Kevin C.; Zhao, Ben Y.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    reliability by spreading its transactions evenly across all 20 peers in the system (shown by Distribution

  6. NREL: Performance and Reliability R&D - Photovoltaic Reliability

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the Contributions and AchievementsResearchReliability Workshops

  7. Application of discrete event simulation techniques for prioritization of U.S. Air Force Military Family Housing Projects

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    Krukenberg, Harry J.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study, through the use of discrete event simulation and modeling, explores various prioritization disciplines for U.S. Air Force Military Family Housing maintenance, repair, and renovation projects. Actual data from the Military Family Housing...

  8. The role of cemeteries in the development of municipal and national military parks: the cemetery-park connection

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    White, Carlton J

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines how cemeteries, both municipal and military, have developed in America based on internal and external influences and the role that they have played in the development of municipal and national military parks, respectively...

  9. The weight of an assassin's mace : vulnerabilities in the US military's satellite communications and China's information warfare threat

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    Brooks, Benjamin M

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Believing that an information Revolution of Military Affairs has occurred, the US military is currently transforming to achieve dominance over the full spectrum of deployment scenarios with a lighter, more mobile, and more ...

  10. Simulations of Design Modifications in Military Health Facilities

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    Kiss, Christopher William

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    the military population. Civilian medical 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 50+ 40-49 30-39 20-29 1-19 N u m b e r o f Faci litie s Age (years) 6 leadership, such as former Assistant Secretaries of Defense for Health Affairs, Dr. W... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ENGLISH MULTIPLIED BY GIVES METRIC MULTIPLIED BY GIVES ENGLISH 1 1.000000 1.000000 2 1.000000 1.000000 3 BTU 0.293000 WH 3.412969 BTU 4 BTU/HR 0.293000 WATT 3.412969 BTU/HR 5 BTU/LB-F 4183.830078 J/KG-K 0.000239 BTU/LB-F 6 BTU/HR-SQFT-F 5.678260 W/M2-K 0...

  11. INDUSTRIAL/MILITARY ACTIVITY-INITIATED ACCIDENT SCREENING ANALYSIS

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    D.A. Kalinich

    1999-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Impacts due to nearby installations and operations were determined in the Preliminary MGDS Hazards Analysis (CRWMS M&O 1996) to be potentially applicable to the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain. This determination was conservatively based on limited knowledge of the potential activities ongoing on or off the Nevada Test Site (NTS). It is intended that the Industrial/Military Activity-Initiated Accident Screening Analysis provided herein will meet the requirements of the ''Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants'' (NRC 1987) in establishing whether this external event can be screened from further consideration or must be included as a design basis event (DBE) in the development of accident scenarios for the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR). This analysis only considers issues related to preclosure radiological safety. Issues important to waste isolation as related to impact from nearby installations will be covered in the MGR performance assessment.

  12. Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Bearing Calibration

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    van Dam, J.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NREL has initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) to investigate the root cause of the low wind turbine gearbox reliability. The GRC follows a multi-pronged approach based on a collaborative of manufacturers, owners, researchers and consultants. The project combines analysis, field testing, dynamometer testing, condition monitoring, and the development and population of a gearbox failure database. At the core of the project are two 750kW gearboxes that have been redesigned and rebuilt so that they are representative of the multi-megawatt gearbox topology currently used in the industry. These gearboxes are heavily instrumented and are tested in the field and on the dynamometer. This report discusses the bearing calibrations of the gearboxes.

  13. Sustainable Military Lands Enroll in this one-of-a-kind online educational program to learn the

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    Sustainable Military Lands Management Enroll in this one-of-a-kind online educational program. Designed for both civilian and military land management professionals, the Sustainable Military Lands Management (SMLM) certificate program gives you the key concepts for conservation and sustainable management

  14. The Materials Reliability Division has established several capabilities for analyzing the reliability of

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    The Materials Reliability Division has established several capabilities for analyzing the reliability of small scale structures, including a number of custom instruments developed specifically@boulder.nist.gov FACILITIES Measurement Facilities: Small-Scale Mechanical Reliability Materials Science and Engineering

  15. Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, and Availability

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    Marnay, Chris

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integrationand Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration

  16. Affect of Title III of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments on military facilities

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    Trembly, L.A. [Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Port Hueneme, CA (United States)

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    EPA has promulgated a number of NESHAPs in accordance with Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA90) that have affected military installations. This paper provides a survey of NESHAP applicability on military installations and where feasible outlines compliance efforts and quantifies the emission reductions achieved. This paper focuses on NESHAPs promulgated since CAAA90. Specific NESHAPs that will be discussed include Halogenated Solvent Cleaners, Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaners, Chromium Electroplating and Anodizing Tanks, Ship Building and Repair Operations and Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Operations. Other NESHAPs affecting military installations may be addressed if data are available.

  17. MAGNESIUM ALLOYS IN US MILITARY APPLICATIONS: PAST, CURRENT AND FUTURE SOLUTIONS

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    Mathaudhu, Suveen N.; Nyberg, Eric A.

    2010-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the 1940’s Mg-alloys have been used for military applications, from aircraft components to ground vehicles. The drive for usage was primarily availability and lightweighting of military systems. But the promise of widespread military usage was not met largely based on corrosion and flammability concerns, poor mechanical behavior and inferior ballistic response. This review paper will cover historical, current and potential future applications with a focus on scientific, engineering and social barriers relevant to integration of Mg-alloy. It will also present mechanical and physical property improvements solutions which are currently being developed to address these issues.

  18. Russian Military and Security Forces: A Postulated Reaction to a Nuclear Detonation

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    Ball, D

    2005-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we will examine how Russia's military and security forces might react to the detonation of a 10-kiloton nuclear weapon placed next to the walls surrounding the Kremlin. At the time of this 'big bang,' Putin is situated outside Moscow and survives the explosion. No one claims responsibility for the detonation. No other information is known. Numerous variables will determine how events ultimately unfold and how the military and security forces will respond. Prior to examining these variables in greater detail, it is imperative to elucidate first what we mean by Russia's military and security forces.

  19. Sandia National Laboratories: Inverter Reliability

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -theErik Spoerke SSLS Exhibit atVehicleEnergyPolydotsMicroReliability 2013

  20. Reliability Challenges for Solar Energy (Presentation)

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    Kurtz, S.

    2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Presentation that reviews reliability issues related to various types of photovoltaic tecnnologies, including crystalline silicon, thin films, and concentrating PV.

  1. LUNAR MASS SPECTROMETER RELIABILITY LOGIC DIAGRAM

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    point (A) to (F). The block diagram also defines the reliability functions for the purpose of FMEA 1

  2. Final Report for the Virtual Reliability Realization System LDRD

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    DELLIN, THEODORE A.; HENDERSON, CHRISTOPHER L.; O'TOOLE, EDWARD J.

    2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Current approaches to reliability are not adequate to keep pace with the need for faster, better and cheaper products and systems. This is especially true in high consequence of failure applications. The original proposal for the LDRD was to look at this challenge and see if there was a new paradigm that could make reliability predictions, along with a quantitative estimate of the risk in that prediction, in a way that was faster, better and cheaper. Such an approach would be based on the underlying science models that are the backbone of reliability predictions. The new paradigm would be implemented in two software tools: the Virtual Reliability Realization System (VRRS) and the Reliability Expert System (REX). The three-year LDRD was funded at a reduced level for the first year ($120K vs. $250K) and not renewed. Because of the reduced funding, we concentrated on the initial development of the expertise system. We developed an interactive semiconductor calculation tool needed for reliability analyses. We also were able to generate a basic functional system using Microsoft Siteserver Commerce Edition and Microsoft Sequel Server. The base system has the capability to store Office documents from multiple authors, and has the ability to track and charge for usage. The full outline of the knowledge model has been incorporated as well as examples of various types of content.

  3. SOFTWARE RELIABILITY SIMULATION Robert C. Tausworthe

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    Lyu, Michael R.

    CHAPTER 16 SOFTWARE RELIABILITY SIMULATION Robert C. Tausworthe Jet Propulsion Laboratory, together with their attributes and interrelationships, that are related to reliability 1 comprise what we here refer to as the reliability process. The artifacts of the software life cycle include doc­ uments

  4. Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT Scoping Study Report Reliability Technology Solutions APPENDIXG October 2008 CEC-500-2008-049-APG #12;#12;Prepared By: Lawrence for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions and was funded by the California Energy Commission's Public

  5. Network Reliability: Models, Measures and Analysis

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    László, Jereb

    Network Reliability: Models, Measures and Analysis #3; L.Jereb Department of Telecommunications y quality services when the network elements apt to random failures. Several network reliability models have of network reliability analysis and summarizes the critical issues. A possible solution taking into account

  6. Dispatcher Reliability Analysis : SPICA-RAIL Experiments

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Dispatcher Reliability Analysis : SPICA-RAIL Experiments Fabien Belmonte, Jean-Louis Boulanger of scenarios and evaluate the behaviour of human operators. A state of the art in human reliability is pre coupled to a traffic simulator. It allows to gather data for human reliability evaluation and man

  7. RELIABILITY-BASED CASTING PROCESS DESIGN OPTIMIZATION

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    Beckermann, Christoph

    RELIABILITY-BASED CASTING PROCESS DESIGN OPTIMIZATION Richard Hardin1 , K.K. Choi1 , and Christoph 52242-1527 Keywords: Casting Process Design, Optimization, Reliability-Based Design Optimization purpose reliability-based design optimization (RBDO) software tool previously developed at the University

  8. Reliability Prediction -Array D Redundant Command Receiver

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    Reliability Prediction - Array D Redundant Command Receiver ATM 981 I PAGI 1 OP 16 DATE 26 Feb. 1971 This Reliability Prediction was prepared by Motorola's Government Electronics Division as required combiner· .. There was a reliability design goal of · 998 for a two-year mission on the ... lunar surface

  9. Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT Prototype Phasor-Based Real Reliability Technology Solutions APPENDIXE October 2008 CEC-500-2008-049-APE #12;#12;Prepared By: Lawrence in this report. #12;Slide 0 Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions Real-Time Dynamics

  10. Reliability Analysis of Microelectronic Components and Materials

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    1 Reliability Analysis of Microelectronic Components and Materials Increasing numbers of the degradation processes relevant to soldered joints is crucial for more reliable life-cycle predictions. Joining methods are critical for the reliable use of electronic packages. In particular, since the advent

  11. Transductive Reliability Estimation for Kernel Based Classifiers

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    Likas, Aristidis

    Transductive Reliability Estimation for Kernel Based Classifiers Dimitris Tzikas1 , Matjaz Kukar2@cs.uoi.gr Abstract. Estimating the reliability of individual classifications is very important in several applications such as medical diagnosis. Recently, the transductive approach to reliability estimation has been

  12. Reliability Meets Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges

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    Reliability Meets Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges William Q. Meeker Department of Statistics, 2013 Abstract Reliability field data such as that obtained from warranty claims and maintenance records products, the nature of field reliability data is changing dramatically. In particular, products can

  13. Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT Prototype Phasor-Based Real Research Program Prepared By: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Consortium for Electric Reliability in this report. #12;#12;USER GUIDE Version 3 August 2005 Prepared by: for Consortium for Electric Reliability

  14. RELIABILITY IN PERSONAL POSITIONING Heidi Kuusniemi1*

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    Calgary, University of

    RELIABILITY IN PERSONAL POSITIONING Heidi Kuusniemi1* , GĂ©rard Lachapelle2 , Jarmo Takala1 1 interference effects lead to measurement errors, and reliability monitoring in terms of proper fault detection in future new possibilities to provide integrity and reliability information to the user both at signal

  15. RELIABILITY ENGINEERING: OLD PROBLEMS AND NEW CHALLENGES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 RELIABILITY ENGINEERING: OLD PROBLEMS AND NEW CHALLENGES E. Zio Dept. of Energy, Polytechnic: enrico.zio@polimi.it Abstract The first recorded usage of the word reliability dates back to the 1800s, albeit referred to a person and not a technical system. Since then, the concept of reliability has become

  16. The Whereabouts of Reliability Education: Challenges & Opportunities

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    Bernstein, Joseph B.

    . There is a gap between reliability theory and practice, between school and industry, book knowledge and real The probability that the system is still operating at time t. where f(t) probability density function h(t) failure changing and getting higher. #12;Some Reliability books in ... 1960s Igor Bazovsky (1961), Reliability

  17. Using wind plant data to increase reliability.

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    Peters, Valerie A. (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); Ogilvie, Alistair B.; McKenney, Bridget L.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Operators interested in improving reliability should begin with a focus on the performance of the wind plant as a whole. To then understand the factors which drive individual turbine performance, which together comprise the plant performance, it is necessary to track a number of key indicators. Analysis of these key indicators can reveal the type, frequency, and cause of failures and will also identify their contributions to overall plant performance. The ideal approach to using data to drive good decisions includes first determining which critical decisions can be based on data. When those required decisions are understood, then the analysis required to inform those decisions can be identified, and finally the data to be collected in support of those analyses can be determined. Once equipped with high-quality data and analysis capabilities, the key steps to data-based decision making for reliability improvements are to isolate possible improvements, select the improvements with largest return on investment (ROI), implement the selected improvements, and finally to track their impact.

  18. Techniques to evaluate the importance of common cause degradation on reliability and safety of nuclear weapons.

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    Darby, John L.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As the nuclear weapon stockpile ages, there is increased concern about common degradation ultimately leading to common cause failure of multiple weapons that could significantly impact reliability or safety. Current acceptable limits for the reliability and safety of a weapon are based on upper limits on the probability of failure of an individual item, assuming that failures among items are independent. We expanded the current acceptable limits to apply to situations with common cause failure. Then, we developed a simple screening process to quickly assess the importance of observed common degradation for both reliability and safety to determine if further action is necessary. The screening process conservatively assumes that common degradation is common cause failure. For a population with between 100 and 5000 items we applied the screening process and conclude the following. In general, for a reliability requirement specified in the Military Characteristics (MCs) for a specific weapon system, common degradation is of concern if more than 100(1-x)% of the weapons are susceptible to common degradation, where x is the required reliability expressed as a fraction. Common degradation is of concern for the safety of a weapon subsystem if more than 0.1% of the population is susceptible to common degradation. Common degradation is of concern for the safety of a weapon component or overall weapon system if two or more components/weapons in the population are susceptible to degradation. Finally, we developed a technique for detailed evaluation of common degradation leading to common cause failure for situations that are determined to be of concern using the screening process. The detailed evaluation requires that best estimates of common cause and independent failure probabilities be produced. Using these techniques, observed common degradation can be evaluated for effects on reliability and safety.

  19. Energy efficiency in military housing: Monitoring to support revitalization guidebook

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    Levins, W.P.; Ternes, M.P.

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working with the US Army, the US Air Force, and the US Department of Energy to develop a guidebook to be used by architectural and engineering firms in the design phases of military family housing revitalization projects. The purpose of the guidebook is to ensure that energy efficiency is properly addressed in revitalization projects. Monitoring space-heating and cooling energy used in houses both before and after they are revitalized is necessary in order to assess the amount of energy saved by the revitalization process. Three different methods of conducting monitoring experiments are discussed, as well as the methods of data analysis to be used. Houses will be monitored individually using standard gas and electric meters to obtain heating and cooling data for the houses. The authors recommend conducting monitoring programs at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, because of their project schedules and potential for savings. They do not recommend doing any monitoring at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, because of the relatively small savings that they expect revitalization to accomplish there. They do not recommend seeking out alternative sites for monitoring because of the time required to become familiar with the installation and also because revitalization schedules at alternative sites may be no better than those at the sites they inspected.

  20. Personality Predictors of First-Year Attrition From A Military Training Program

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    Chalupa, Samantha Brooke

    2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    versus those who leave the Corps during the first semester their freshman year. The goal is to enhance the selection and retention of recruits in future military training programs as well as in business and industry....

  1. 17.953 U.S. Military Budget and Force Planning, Fall 2004

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    Williams, Cindy

    The United States is spending about $400 billion this year on national defense, some $40 billion on homeland security, and $85 billion on military operations and nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan. This course is for ...

  2. Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (970) 491-2748 cemml@cemml.colostate.edu

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    Symposia, Soil Erosion Modeling Workshops, and Sustainable Range Management Workshops. These workshops support environmental and sustainable land management programs to include communication, educationCenter for Environmental Management of Military Lands (970) 491-2748 · cemml

  3. In Silico Investigation of Intracranial Blast Mitigation with Relevance to Military Traumatic Brain Injury

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    Nyein, Michelle K.

    Blast-induced traumatic brain injury is the most prevalent military injury in Iraq and Afghanistan, yet little is known about the mechanical effects of blasts on the human head, and still less is known about how personal ...

  4. Essays using military-induced variation to study social interactions, human capital development, and labor markets

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    Lyle, David S. (David Stephen), 1971-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation consists of four empirical studies, each using military-induced variation to examine various aspects of human capital production and the U.S. labor market. The first two chapters study the effects of ...

  5. A versatile simulation tool for the design and verification of military vehicle power systems

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    Lipscomb, Melissa Anne

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    modes of operation and system scenarios) and system performance in a dynamic, realistic environment. This thesis proposes a new tool to analyze and design military vehicle platforms: the Advanced Mobile Integrated Power System (AMPS). This tool is useful...

  6. EA-1606: Proposed Use of Savannah River Site Lands for Military Training, South Carolina

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    This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security to use the Savannah River Site, near Aiken, South Carolina, for military training purposes.

  7. Borderland Intimacies: GIs, Koreans, and American Military Landscapes in Cold War Korea

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    Hwang, Whitney Taejin

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1994. Fischer, Hannah. “American War and Military OperationsThe Origins of the Korean War: Liberation and the EmergenceThe Origins of the Korean War: The Roaring of the Cataracts,

  8. E-Print Network 3.0 - active duty military Sample Search Results

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    military leave to employees who are called to active duty in accordance with the terms described below... of the two for the remainder of the active duty period. (See...

  9. Development of rapidly deployable structures for military applications : a system based approach to command post facilities

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    Hopping, Jakob A

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Today's battlespace is the most dynamic in recorded history. Accompanying other military improvements, Command and Control (C2) technology has also been modernized. In spite of advances in technology, it currently takes ...

  10. Developing a Crowd Federate for Military Simulation Mikel D. Petty1

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    McKenzie, Rick

    forces involved. U. S. military actions in Mogadishu, Bosnia, and Iraq exemplify the significant effects-throwing women and children. In Bosnia, U. S. Army soldiers had to disperse angry mobs of Serb hard-liners near

  11. Politicized armies, militarized politics : civil-military relations in Turkey and Greece

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    Liaras, Evangelos

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite their common Ottoman heritage, Greece and Turkey have diverged widely in their modem history of civil-military relations. The armed forces have a long record of intervention in both countries, but there is a crucial ...

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - adulthood military violence Sample Search...

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    multi-media approach to recruitment in the new age of war without end. Using... video games, huge ad campaigns, reality TV shows and the Junior ROTC, the military's goal is to...

  13. Optimization-based routing and scheduling of IED-detection assets in contemporary military operations

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    Marks, Christopher E. (Christopher Edward)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, have become a familiar and lethal part of contemporary military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, producing more casualties than any other weapons system. One reason for their success ...

  14. EM Employee Serves Military in Afghanistan, Manages $5.8 Billion Army Task Order

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    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – EM employee James Hawkins is currently serving the U.S. military in Afghanistan, where he is administering a $5.8 billion task order for the Army.

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - automated military unit Sample Search Results

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    order. A set of military units, which are the participants of the mil- itary... Task) static disj sig assignedTo extends Property static disj ... Source: Dong, Jin Song...

  16. Regime legitimacy and military resilience : lessons from World War II and Yugoslavia

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    Russell, Jacob Hale

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis argues that regime legitimacy creates military resilience. A regime is legitimate when its constituents believe-whether because of ideological solidarity, patriotism, nationalism, or good governance-that a ...

  17. A review of "English Military News Pamphlets, 1513-1637" by David Randall

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    Greenspan, Nicole

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    between Sweden and Poland shows the wide circulation of, and interest in, international military news. On the whole the pamphlets are good representations of the genre and illustrate the content, range, and breadth of news pamphlets. #2;e anthology...

  18. Net Zero Energy Military Installations: A Guide to Assessment and Planning

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In 2008, DoD and DOE defined a joint initiative to address military energy use by identifying specific actions to reduce energy demand and increase use of renewable energy on DoD installations.

  19. Final report for LDRD project 11-0783 : directed robots for increased military manpower effectiveness.

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    Rohrer, Brandon Robinson; Rothganger, Fredrick H.; Wagner, John S.; Xavier, Patrick Gordon; Morrow, James Dan

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this LDRD is to develop technology allowing warfighters to provide high-level commands to their unmanned assets, freeing them to command a group of them or commit the bulk of their attention elsewhere. To this end, a brain-emulating cognition and control architecture (BECCA) was developed, incorporating novel and uniquely capable feature creation and reinforcement learning algorithms. BECCA was demonstrated on both a mobile manipulator platform and on a seven degree of freedom serial link robot arm. Existing military ground robots are almost universally teleoperated and occupy the complete attention of an operator. They may remove a soldier from harm's way, but they do not necessarily reduce manpower requirements. Current research efforts to solve the problem of autonomous operation in an unstructured, dynamic environment fall short of the desired performance. In order to increase the effectiveness of unmanned vehicle (UV) operators, we proposed to develop robots that can be 'directed' rather than remote-controlled. They are instructed and trained by human operators, rather than driven. The technical approach is modeled closely on psychological and neuroscientific models of human learning. Two Sandia-developed models are utilized in this effort: the Sandia Cognitive Framework (SCF), a cognitive psychology-based model of human processes, and BECCA, a psychophysical-based model of learning, motor control, and conceptualization. Together, these models span the functional space from perceptuo-motor abilities, to high-level motivational and attentional processes.

  20. Military Construction Appropriations and Emergency Hurricane Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 (released in AEO2005)

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    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    H.R. 4837, The Military Construction Appropriations and Emergency Hurricane Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005, was signed into law on October 13, 2004. The Act provides for construction to support the operations of the U.S. Armed Forces and for military family housing. It also provides funds to help citizens in Florida and elsewhere in the aftermath of multiple hurricanes and other natural disasters. In addition, it authorizes construction of an Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline.

  1. United States military involvement and the armed forces in the Dominican Republic, 1916 to 1966

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    Jimenez, Luis Augusto

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ), and the macrosociological attempt by Germani (1974), to provide generalizable interpretations of the relationships between political development, social structures, and military elite behavior in Latin America. A brief conceptual suggestion made by Weaver (1973... be then advanced that the core combination is controlled by military groups when the use of coercion must be made and other groups are unable to maintain predominance . The concept of "institutional vaccuum" is used by Germani and Silvert (1976:35), to identify...

  2. Reliable computation of homogeneous azeotropes

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    Maier, R.W.; Brennecke, J.F.; Stadtherr, M.A. [Univ. of Notre Dame, IN (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Univ. of Notre Dame, IN (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is important to determine the existence and composition of homogeneous azeotropes in the analysis of phase behavior and in the synthesis and design of separation systems, from both theoretical and practical standpoints. A new method for reliably locating any and all homogeneous azeotropes for multicomponent mixtures is presented. The method also verifies the nonexistence of homogeneous azeotropes if none are present. The method is based on interval analysis, in particular an interval-Newton/generalized-bisection-algorithm providing a mathematical and computational guarantee that all azeotropes are located. This general-purpose technique can be applied in connection with any thermodynamic models. The technique is illustrated in several example problems using the Wilson, NRTL, and UNIQUAC activity-coefficient models.

  3. Probabilistic fatigue methodology and wind turbine reliability

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    Lange, C.H. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wind turbines subjected to highly irregular loadings due to wind, gravity, and gyroscopic effects are especially vulnerable to fatigue damage. The objective of this study is to develop and illustrate methods for the probabilistic analysis and design of fatigue-sensitive wind turbine components. A computer program (CYCLES) that estimates fatigue reliability of structural and mechanical components has been developed. A FORM/SORM analysis is used to compute failure probabilities and importance factors of the random variables. The limit state equation includes uncertainty in environmental loading, gross structural response, and local fatigue properties. Several techniques are shown to better study fatigue loads data. Common one-parameter models, such as the Rayleigh and exponential models are shown to produce dramatically different estimates of load distributions and fatigue damage. Improved fits may be achieved with the two-parameter Weibull model. High b values require better modeling of relatively large stress ranges; this is effectively done by matching at least two moments (Weibull) and better by matching still higher moments. For this purpose, a new, four-moment {open_quotes}generalized Weibull{close_quotes} model is introduced. Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) methodology for design against fatigue is proposed and demonstrated using data from two horizontal-axis wind turbines. To estimate fatigue damage, wind turbine blade loads have been represented by their first three statistical moments across a range of wind conditions. Based on the moments {mu}{sub 1}{hor_ellipsis}{mu}{sub 3}, new {open_quotes}quadratic Weibull{close_quotes} load distribution models are introduced. The fatigue reliability is found to be notably affected by the choice of load distribution model.

  4. Full-scale tests help improve reliability of DST tools

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    Ringgenberg, P. [Halliburton Energy Services, Dallas, TX (United States); Self, J.C. [Statoil, Stavanger (Norway)

    1996-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A joint-industry project set up procedures and full scale tests to determine the reliability and integrity of drill stem test (DST) tools for use in difficult high pressure, high temperature wells. These DST tool tests helped determine changes needed to address reliability in high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) conditions and has demonstrated that DST tools could maintain integrity in this type of environment. Eleven major operators and service/testing companies in the Norway/U.K. area undertook a joint industry study to address these problems and to determine methods to increase the reliability of DST operations in HPHT well testing. Emphasis was placed on the selection of the downhole equipment used for the HPHT drill stem tests and design of the full scale testing of the North-Sea-area field tools in use. Additionally, an investigation was to be made to establish methods that could be used to verify and increase equipment reliability. The project also included design parameters for contingency conditions that were not normally present during equipment operations but could exist in emergency situations. Eleven tools, including tester valves, multiple-cycle circulating valves, bypass valves, and safety/circulating valves, from different service company/suppliers were rigorously tested. The paper describes the project, the tools tested, test methods, and results.

  5. Thermal Reliability Study of Bypass Diodes in Photovoltaic Modules (Poster)

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    Zhang, Z.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Kurtz, S.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the result of high-temperature durability and thermal cycling testing and analysis for the selected diodes to study the detail of the thermal design and relative long-term reliability of the bypass diodes used to limit the detrimental effects of module hot-spot susceptibility.

  6. Manufacturing Metrology for c-Si Module Reliability/Durabiltiy...

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    Manufacturing Metrology for c-Si Module ReliabilityDurabiltiy Manufacturing Metrology for c-Si Module ReliabilityDurabiltiy Presented at the PV Module Reliability Workshop,...

  7. Reliability and Maintainability Issues for the Next Linear Collider

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    Wilson, Zane J.; Gold, Saul L.; Koontz, Ron F.; Lavine, Ted L.; /SLAC

    2011-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Large accelerators for high energy physics research traditionally have been designed using informal best design, engineering, and management practices to achieve acceptable levels of operational availability. However, the Next Linear Collider(NLC) project presents a particular challenge for operational availability due to the unprecedented size and complexity of the accelerator systems required to achieve the physics goals of high center-of-mass energy and high luminosity. Formal reliability and maintainability analysis, design, and implementation will be required to achieve acceptable operational availability for the high energy physics research program. This paper introduces some of the basic concepts of reliability analysis and applies them to the 2.6-cm microwave power system of the two 10-km-long, 250-GeV linacs that are currently proposed for the NLC design.

  8. Application of reliability analysis method to fusion component testing

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    Ying, A.Y.; Abdou, M.A. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The term reliability here implies that a component satisfies a set of performance criteria while under specified conditions of use over a specified period of time. For fusion nuclear technology, the reliability goal to be pursued is the development of a mean time between failures (MTBF) for a component which is longer than its lifetime goal. While the component lifetime is mainly determined by the fluence limitation (i.e., damage level) which leads to performance degradation or failure, the MTBF represents an arithmetic average life of all units in a population. One method of assessing the reliability goal involves determining component availability needs to meet the goal plant availability, defining a test-analyze-fix development program to improve component reliability, and quantifying both test times and the number of test articles that would be required to ensure that a specified target MTBF is met. Statistically, constant failure rates and exponential life distributions are assumed for analyses and blanket component development is used as an example. However, as data are collected the probability distribution of the parameter of interest can be updated in a Bayesian fashion. The nuclear component testing program will be structured such that reliability requirements for DEMO can be achieved. The program shall not exclude the practice of a good design (such as reducing the complexity of the system to the minimum essential for the required operation), the execution of high quality manufacturing and inspection processes, and the implication of quality assurance and control for component development. In fact, the assurance of a high quality testing/development program is essential so that there is no question left for reliability.

  9. Insulator damage endangers public, power reliability; ratepayers...

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    Insulator-damage-endangers-public-power-reliability-ratepayers-foot-repair-bill Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us...

  10. General Order Ensuring Reliable Electric Service (Louisiana)

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    The standards set forth herein have been developed to provide consumers, the Louisiana Public Service Commission, and jurisdictional electric utilities with a uniform method of ensuring reliable...

  11. Mechanical Reliability of Piezo-Stack Actuators

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    Review Guidelines Mechanical Reliability of Piezo-Stack Actuators (Agreement 13329) Andrew A. Wereszczak, Hong Wang, and Hua-Tay Lin Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN...

  12. Improving Wind Turbine Gearbox Reliability: Preprint

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    Musial, W.; Butterfield, S.; McNiff, B.

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a new research and development initiative to improve gearbox reliability in wind turbines begun at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, USA.

  13. Power as a function of reliability

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    Abate, M.L. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); McCabe, G.P.; Lynch, M.P. [Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States)

    1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many studies employ multiple measurement instruments such as human raters, observers, judges, or mechanical gauges to record subject data. It is well known that the consistency of these instruments, commonly called rater reliability, limits the extent to which conclusions should be drawn from the observed data. However, the degree to which rater reliability limits conclusions has traditionally been assessed in only subjective manners. In this paper, a method is developed for objectively quantifying the impact of rate reliability on the statistical analysis of data from a commonly used collection scheme. This method allows the inclusion of a reliability index in statistical power calculations and is an invaluable tool in the planning of experiments.

  14. High-energy electron beam technology

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    Danko, J.C.; Lundin, C.D. (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)); Nolting, E.E. (Naval Surface Warfare Center, White Oak, MD (United States))

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high-energy electron beam (HEEB) technology was developed under the US Department of Defense (DOD) charged-particle-beam (CPB) directed-energy program. The program's objective was advanced military weapon systems. For the past two decades, charged-particle-beam research focused on producing intense beams and the vehicles to deliver large amounts of electrical energy. The charged-particle beams of interest for weapon systems had particle energies up to 100 MeV, beam currents of tens of kiloamperes, and propagation distances in excess of 100 m. However, such high energy levels are not required for industrial uses of the technology. It is anticipated that these less-aggressive beams will provide an electrical heat source suitable for a variety of materials processing applications, including surface treatment, joining, shock hardening, phase-transformation hardening, peening, shock-wave compaction, and melting. Much more R and D is needed to transfer to industry the high-energy electron beam technology developed in the CPB program. For example, its power as a materials processing tool must be convincingly demonstrated. Also required are compact, reliable accelerators that are relatively simple to use and reasonably priced.

  15. Reliability Module By: Alex Miller and Mark Robinson

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    Rhoads, James

    Reliability Module By: Alex Miller and Mark Robinson Material Summarized from Reliability Module://spacese.spacegrant.org/). #12;Key Concepts Understanding the importance of reliability as an engineering discipline to calculate reliability Mathematically Visually (block diagrams) Source: Exploration Systems Engineering

  16. PV Performance and Reliability Validation Capabilities at Sandia...

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

    Performance and Reliability Validation Capabilities at Sandia National Laboratories PV Performance and Reliability Validation Capabilities at Sandia National Laboratories This...

  17. A Framework for Multi-Level Reliability Evaluation of Electrical Energy Systems

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    Liberzon, Daniel

    A Framework for Multi-Level Reliability Evaluation of Electrical Energy Systems Alejandro D. Dom@illinois.edu Abstract--This paper proposes a framework for multi-level reliability evaluation of electrical energy intended function or in which degraded performance is not allowed. Electrical energy systems are highly

  18. Adaptive IEEE 802.15.4 Protocol for Energy Efficient, Reliable and Timely Communications

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    kallej@ee.kth.se ABSTRACT The IEEE 802.15.4 standard for wireless sensor networks can sup- port energy and industrial applications [2]. Since high reliability and low de- lay may demand a significant energyAdaptive IEEE 802.15.4 Protocol for Energy Efficient, Reliable and Timely Communications Pangun

  19. Reliability Meets Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges

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    McCalley, James D.

    products, the nature of field reliability data is changing dramatically. In particular, products can 1, 2013 Abstract Reliability field data such as that obtained from warranty claims and maintenance, however, many other potential applications for using such data. In this paper we review some applications

  20. Demand Response and Electric Grid Reliability

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    Wattles, P.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Demand Response and Electric Grid Reliability Paul Wattles Senior Analyst, Market Design & Development, ERCOT CATEE Conference, Galveston October 10, 2012 2 North American Bulk Power Grids CATEE Conference October 10, 2012 ? The ERCOT... adequacy ? ?Achieving more DR participation would . . . displace some generation investments, but would achieve the same level of reliability... ? ?Achieving this ideal requires widespread demand response and market structures that enable loads...

  1. Engineering Reliability into Web Sites: Google SRE

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    Engineering Reliability into Web Sites: Google SRE Alex Perry alex.perry@google.com Santa Monica SRE, Google #12;Abstract This talk introduces Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) at Google, explaining team responsibilities by site Failures and instability consuming manpower Engineering being applied

  2. Reliable Distributed Computing for Decision Support Systems

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    Bargiela, Andrzej

    Reliable Distributed Computing for Decision Support Systems Taha Osman, Andrzej Bargiela Department of application tasks on the currently avail- able computing nodes. Distributed Systems Reliability Due decision-support systems such as water distribution net- works, involving hundreds or even thousands

  3. Data Communication Principles Reliable Data Transfer

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    Ramkumar, Mahalingam

    Principles Switching Reliable Data Transfer Data Rate of a Communication Channel Transmission Media Data Principles Switching Reliable Data Transfer Data Rate of a Communication Channel Transmission Media Data Transmission Fiber vs Copper Wire Weight vs bandwidth Cost Security 11 / 52 #12;Data Communication Principles

  4. Wind Energy Facility Reliability and Maintenance

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    Ding, Yu

    Wind Energy Facility Reliability and Maintenance Eunshin Byon, Lewis Ntaimo, Chanan Singh and Yu related to wind energy facility reliability and mainte- nance focused more on qualitative aspects. In this chapter, we provide a comprehensive account of the existing research regarding wind energy facility

  5. The key to fully tapping the promise of the smart grid in the electric utility industry is highly secure and reliable communications--without that the data is, essentially, meaning-

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    Fisher, Kathleen

    The key to fully tapping the promise of the smart grid in the electric utility industry is highly grid a reality. AT&T already has teamed up with Itron, SmartSynch, Cooper Power Systems and Silver will be better positioned to complete the smart grid rollout. The smart grid is often mistakenly thought

  6. Navy Mobility Fuels Forecasting System Phase 6 report: Impacts of a military disruption on Navy fuel availability and quality

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    Hadder, G.R.; Davis, R.M.

    1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Refinery Yield Model of the Navy Mobility Fuels Forecasting System has been used to study the impacts of a severe military disruption on the production of Navy JP-5 jet fuel and F-76 marine diesel fuel in the year 1995. The global petroleum supply reduction due to the disruption was about 40 percent of the business-as-usual supply. Regional production cost increases for JP-5 were between $3 and $11 per gallon during the disruption. For F-76, the production cost increases were between $3 and $5 per gallon. The disruption caused substantial degradations for certain fuel quality properties of F-76 produced in the Pacific basin and in southern Europe. During both business-as-usual and disruption, the most prevalent Navy fuel quality problem was F-76 instability due to high levels of light cycle oils. 37 refs., 1 fig., 21 tabs.

  7. Net Zero Energy Military Installations: A Guide to Assessment and Planning

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    Booth, S.; Barnett, J.; Burman, K.; Hambrick, J.; Westby, R.

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the strategic importance of energy to its mission, and is working to reduce energy consumption and enhance energy self-sufficiency by drawing on local clean energy sources. A joint initiative formed between DoD and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2008 to address military energy use led to a task force to examine the potential for net zero energy military installations, which would produce as much energy on site as they consume in buildings, facilities, and fleet vehicles. This report presents an assessment and planning process to examine military installations for net zero energy potential. Net Zero Energy Installation Assessment (NZEIA) presents a systematic framework to analyze energy projects at installations while balancing other site priorities such as mission, cost, and security.

  8. An overview of the sustainability of solid waste management at military installations

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    Borglin, S.; Shore, J.; Worden, H.; Jain, R.

    2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Sustainable municipal solid waste management at military solutions necessitates a combined approach that includes waste reduction, alternative disposal techniques, and increased recycling. Military installations are unique because they often represent large employers in the region in which they are located, thereby making any practices they employ impact overall waste management strategies of the region. Solutions for waste sustainability will be dependent on operational directives and base location, availability of resources such as water and energy, and size of population. Presented in this paper are descriptions of available waste strategies that can be used to support sustainable waste management. Results presented indicate source reduction and recycling to be the most sustainable solutions. However, new waste-to-energy plants and composting have potential to improve on these well proven techniques and allow military installations to achieve sustainable waste management.

  9. OPTIMAL RELIABILITY ALLOCATION IN SERIES-PARALLEL SYSTEMS FROM COMPONENTS' DISCRETE COST -RELIABILITY DATA SETS

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    Smith, Alice E.

    OPTIMAL RELIABILITY ALLOCATION IN SERIES-PARALLEL SYSTEMS FROM COMPONENTS' DISCRETE COST - RELIABILITY DATA SETS: A NESTED SIMULATED ANNEALING APPROACH Subba Rao V. Majety# , Srikanth It is generally accepted that a component's cost is an increasing function of its reliability. Most researchers

  10. Accepted for publication in Reliability Engineering and System Safety Analyzing the topological, electrical and reliability

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Accepted for publication in Reliability Engineering and System Safety Analyzing the topological, electrical and reliability characteristics of a power transmission system for identifying its critical of the system the reliability and electrical characteristics of its components. In each phase of the analysis: i

  11. Reliable and Semi-reliable Communication with Authentication in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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    Breu, Ruth

    Reliable and Semi-reliable Communication with Authentication in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Falko of wireless ad hoc sensor networks is the error-proneness and, therefore, the unreliability of communication describe a new approach and an according protocol for usage in ad hoc networks that provides reliable

  12. Puritan Military Justice: American War Crimes and the Global War on Terrorism

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    Lorenzo, Ronald

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    , there were about 16 million people who served in the American military and 2 million courts-martial (Lurie 1992:128). That averages to one court-martial for every eight service members and about 40 to 50 trials beginning on any given day. In total..., during World War II, there were at least 12,000,000 Americans subject to military justice (Lurie 1992:128). There is a gap in the literature, as there is no general sociology or history of these courts-martial during that time period...

  13. Energy Engineering Analysis Program, Wuerzburg Military Community. Executive summary. Final report

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    NONE

    1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This final report is submitted in accordance with the Schedule of Title I Services for Contract DACA 90-81-C-0094 Energy Engineering Analysis Program FY 81 OMA, EEAP 007, Aschaffenburg, Wuerzburg, and Schweinfurt Military Communities, and as amended by Addenda Nos. 1, 2, and 3 to Appendix A and the resume of Negotiations. The purpose of the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) is to develop a comprehensive plan for the use of energy and to identify energy conservation projects at each of the military communities.

  14. The NASA CSTI High Capacity Power Project

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    Winter, J.; Dudenhoefer, J.; Juhasz, A.; Schwarze, G.; Patterson, R.; Ferguson, D.; Titran, R. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH (United States). Lewis Research Center; Schmitz, P. [Sverdrup Technology, Inc., Brook Park, OH (United States). Lewis Research Center Group; Vandersande, J. [Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (United States)

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The SP-100 Space Nuclear Power Program was established in 1983 by DOD, DOE, and NASA as a joint program to develop technology for military and civil applications. Starting in 1986, NASA has funded a technology program to maintain the momentum of promising aerospace technology advancement started during Phase I of SP-100 and to strengthen, in key areas, the changes for successful development and growth capability of space nuclear reactor power systems for a wide range of future space applications. The elements of the CSTI High Capacity Power Project include Systems Analysis, Stirling Power Conversion, Thermoelectric Power Conversion, Thermal Management, Power Management, Systems Diagnostics, Environmental Interactions, and Material/Structural Development. Technology advancement in all elements is required to provide the growth capability, high reliability and 7 to 10 year lifetime demanded for future space nuclear power systems. The overall project with develop and demonstrate the technology base required to provide a wide range of modular power systems compatible with the SP-100 reactor which facilitates operation during lunar and planetary day/night cycles as well as allowing spacecraft operation at any attitude or distance from the sun. Significant accomplishments in all of the project elements will be presented, along with revised goals and project timelines recently developed.

  15. HumanWildlife Interactions 8(2):251260, Fall 2014 Wildlife strikes with U.S. military rotary-

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    , but unstudied, physical hazard to military rotary-wing aircraft used in conducting overseas flight operations to military rotary-wing aircraft during these operations has been conducted. The objectives of this project deployed overseas to conduct a variety of noncombat and combat missions. Our objective was to conduct

  16. The Paradoxes of Military Risk Assessment: Will the Enterprise Risk Assessment Model, Composite Risk Management and Associated

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    Johnson, Chris

    to assess the nation's military preparedness. However, risk management is not a panacea for the problemsThe Paradoxes of Military Risk Assessment: Will the Enterprise Risk Assessment Model, Composite Risk Management and Associated Techniques Provide the Predicted Benefits? Chris. W. Johnson, Glasgow

  17. Reliable Gas Turbine Output: Attaining Temperature Independent Performance

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    Neeley, J. E.; Patton, S.; Holder, F.

    RELIABLE GAS TURBINE OUTPUT; ATTAINING TEMPERATURE INDEPENDENT PERFORMANCE James E. Neeley, P.E. Power Plant Engineer Public Utility Commission of Texas Austin, Texas ABSTRACT Improvements in gas turbine efficiency, coupled... with dropping gas prices, has made gas turbines a popular choice of utilities to supply peaking as well as base load power in the form of combined cycle power plants. Today, because of the gas turbine's compactness, low maintenance, and high levels...

  18. Civil–Military Integration Efforts in China

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    Yang, David

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a former director of the PLA Information Engineering Academyon existing high-level PLA connections, even for formallyconsideration in bids on PLA contracts, even if they are

  19. Fine-grained fault-tolerance : reliability as a fungible resource

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    Impens, François, 1977-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The traditional design of logic circuits, based on reliable components, is incompatible with the next generation of devices relying on fewer resources and subject to high rates of soft errors. These allow a trade-off between ...

  20. Adaptive Reliability Analysis of Excavation Problems

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    Park, Jun Kyung

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    . This analysis couples the adaptive design capabilities of the observational method with updated reliability indices, to be used in risk-based design decisions. A probabilistic framework is developed to predict three-dimensional deformation profiles due...

  1. Reliability-Based Optimization Using Evolutionary Algorithms

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    Deb, Kalyanmoy

    Uncertainties in design variables and problem parameters are often inevitable and must be considered in an optimization task if reliable optimal solutions are sought. Besides a number of sampling techniques, there exist ...

  2. Photovoltaic Reliability and Engineering (Revised) (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Capabilities fact sheet for the National Center for Photovoltaics: Photovoltaic Reliability and Engineering. One-sided sheet that includes Scope, Core Competencies and Capabilities, and Contact/Web information.

  3. Sandia National Laboratories: Physics of Reliability: Evaluating...

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

    Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar program Sandia R&D Funded under New DOE SunShot Program On November 27, 2013, in Energy,...

  4. Reliability Issues for Photovoltaic Modules (Presentation)

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    Kurtz, S.

    2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Si modules good in field; new designs need reliability testing. CdTe & CIGS modules sensitive to moisture; carefully seal. CPV in product development stage; benefits from expertise in other industries.

  5. PV Module Reliability Research (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This National Center for Photovoltaics sheet describes the capabilities of its PV module reliability research. The scope and core competencies and capabilities are discussed and recent publications are listed.

  6. Apply reliability centered maintenance to sealless pumps

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    Pradhan, S. (Exxon Chemicals Canada, Ontario (Canada))

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports on reliability centered maintenance (RCM) which is considered a crucial part of future reliability engineering. RCM determines the maintenance requirements of plants and equipment in their operating context. The RCM method has been applied to the management of critical sealless pumps in fire/toxic risk services, typical of the petrochemical industry. The method provides advantages from a detailed study of any critical engineering system. RCM is a team exercise and fosters team spirit in the plant environment. The maintenance strategy that evolves is based on team decisions and relies on maximizing the inherent reliability built into the equipment. RCM recommends design upgrades where this inherent reliability is being questioned. Sealless pumps of canned motor design are used as main reactor charge pumps in PVC plants. These pumps handle fresh vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), which is both carcinogenic and flammable.

  7. Demand Response For Power System Reliability: FAQ

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    Kirby, Brendan J [ORNL

    2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Demand response is the most underutilized power system reliability resource in North America. Technological advances now make it possible to tap this resource to both reduce costs and improve. Misconceptions concerning response capabilities tend to force loads to provide responses that they are less able to provide and often prohibit them from providing the most valuable reliability services. Fortunately this is beginning to change with some ISOs making more extensive use of load response. This report is structured as a series of short questions and answers that address load response capabilities and power system reliability needs. Its objective is to further the use of responsive load as a bulk power system reliability resource in providing the fastest and most valuable ancillary services.

  8. Reliability of copper interconnects in integrated circuits

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    Choi, Zung-Sun

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As dimensions shrink and current densities increase, the reliability of metal interconnects becomes a serious concern. In copper interconnects, the dominant diffusion path is along the interface between the copper and the ...

  9. Reliability of lightning resistant overhead distribution lines

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    Tolbert, L.M.; Cleveland, J.T.; Degenhardt, L.J.

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An assessment of the 32 year historical reliability of the 13.8 kV electrical distribution system at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee has yielded several conclusions useful In the planning of Industrial power Systems. The system configuration at ORNL has essentially remained unchanged in the last 32 years which allows a meaningful comparison of reliability trends for the plant`s eight overhead distribution lines, two of which were built in the 1960`s with lightning resistant construction techniques. Meticulous records indicating the cause, duration, and location of 135 electric outages in the plant`s distribution system have allowed a reliability assessment to be performed. The assessment clearly shows how differences in voltage construction class, length, age, and maximum elevation above a reference elevation influence the reliability of overhead power distribution lines. Comparisons are also made between the ORNL historical data and predicted failure rates from ANSI and IEEE industry surveys.

  10. to be published in Proc. Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, Arlington, VA, Jan. 2005 1 Forecasting Technology Insertion Concurrent with Design Refresh

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    Sandborn, Peter

    of sustainment-dominated systems include: avionics, military systems, and industrial equipment. Such products with their redesign due to stringent qualification/certification requirements. Ultimately systems are redesigned one-recurring engineering and system re-qualification costs. Unlike high-volume commercial products in which redesign

  11. 1 | spc@colorado.edu | 303-492-6144 Military Bibliography

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    1 | spc@colorado.edu | 303-492-6144 Military Bibliography Compiled by Sarah Vlasity, University in the basement of Norlin Library. The list is not complete. Contact spc@colorado.edu to identify additional University of Colorado Boulder Libraries f 303 492 1881 Norlin Library, N345 spc@colorado.edu 184 UCB http

  12. US military expenditures to protect the use of Persian Gulf oil for motor vehicles

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    Murphy, James J.

    in order to bring the price of oil closer to its marginal social cost. There is in fact a long historyUS military expenditures to protect the use of Persian Gulf oil for motor vehicles Mark A. Delucchi l e i n f o Article history: Received 7 May 2007 Accepted 3 March 2008 Available online 21 April

  13. Assessing biodiversity conservation conflict on military installations Grace D. Lee Jenni a,

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    Peterson, M. Nils

    Assessing biodiversity conservation conflict on military installations Grace D. Lee Jenni a, , M for biodiversity conservation given the US mili- tary alone manages over 12 million ha of land providing habitat can be addressed by both acknowledging biodiversity conservation conflict exists and allowing dissent

  14. Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) Description and Loading

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    Oyague, F.

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes simulated turbine load cases in accordance to the IEC 61400-1 Ed.3 standard, which is representative of the typical wind turbine design process. The information presented herein is intended to provide a broad understanding of the gearbox reliability collaborative 750kW drivetrain and turbine configuration. In addition, fatigue and ultimate strength drivetrain loads resulting from simulations are presented. This information provides the bases for the analytical work of the gearbox reliability collaborative effort.

  15. Reliability and Functional Availability of HVAC Systems

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    Myrefelt, S.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RELIABILITY AND FUNCTIONAL AVAILABILITY OF HVAC SYSTEMS Sonny Myrefelt Dep. of Build. Serv. Eng., KTH, 10044 Stockholm, Sweden, and SKANSKA Sydost, V?xj?, Sweden Summary This paper presents a model to calculate the reliability... system, therefore, there must be sufficient documentation of design airflow rates. The compulsory ventilation checks performed in Sweden have focused on the importance of maintaining the design air flow rates. More about this activity can be seen...

  16. -Reliability Patrick Th. Eugster Rachid Guerraoui Petr Kouznetsov

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    Guerraoui, Rachid

    -Reliability Patrick Th. Eugster Rachid Guerraoui Petr Kouznetsov Swiss Federal Institute of the reliability of broadcast algorithms, called - Reliability. This measure quantifies the reliability of practical broadcast algorithms that, on the one hand, were devised with some form of reliability in mind

  17. Reliability concerns with logical constants in Xilinx FPGA designs

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    Quinn, Heather M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Graham, Paul [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Morgan, Keith [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ostler, Patrick [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Allen, Greg [JPL; Swift, Gary [XILINX; Tseng, Chen W [XILINX

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In Xilinx Field Programmable Gate Arrays logical constants, which ground unused inputs and provide constants for designs, are implemented in SEU-susceptible logic. In the past, these logical constants have been shown to cause the user circuit to output bad data and were not resetable through off-line rcconfiguration. In the more recent devices, logical constants are less problematic, though mitigation should still be considered for high reliability applications. In conclusion, we have presented a number of reliability concerns with logical constants in the Xilinx Virtex family. There are two main categories of logical constants: implicit and explicit logical constants. In all of the Virtex devices, the implicit logical constants are implemented using half latches, which in the most recent devices are several orders of magnitudes smaller than configuration bit cells. Explicit logical constants are implemented exclusively using constant LUTs in the Virtex-I and Virtex-II, and use a combination of constant LUTs and architectural posts to the ground plane in the Virtex-4. We have also presented mitigation methods and options for these devices. While SEUs in implicit and some types of explicit logical constants can cause data corrupt, the chance of failure from these components is now much smaller than it was in the Virtex-I device. Therefore, for many cases, mitigation might not be necessary, except under extremely high reliability situations.

  18. Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Phase 3 Gearbox 2 Test Plan

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    Link, H.; Keller, J.; Guo, Y.; McNiff, B.

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gearboxes in wind turbines have not been achieving their expected design life even though they commonly meet or exceed the design criteria specified in current design standards. One of the basic premises of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) is that the low gearbox reliability results from the absence of critical elements in the design process or insufficient design tools. Key goals of the GRC are to improve design approaches and analysis tools and to recommend practices and test methods resulting in improved design standards for wind turbine gearboxes that lower the cost of energy (COE) through improved reliability. The GRC uses a combined gearbox testing, modeling and analysis approach, along with a database of information from gearbox failures collected from overhauls and investigation of gearbox condition monitoring techniques to improve wind turbine operations and maintenance practices. Testing of Gearbox 2 (GB2) using the two-speed turbine controller that has been used in prior testing. This test series will investigate non-torque loads, high-speed shaft misalignment, and reproduction of field conditions in the dynamometer. This test series will also include vibration testing using an eddy-current brake on the gearbox's high speed shaft.

  19. RELIABILITY OF WIND POWER FROM DISPERSED SITES: A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT

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    Kahn, E.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    addresses itself to the reliability benefit of geograph-is a function of its reliability. typically want electricityI..I.ND DOCUMENTS SŁCTION Reliability of Wind Power From

  20. Reliability Optimization of Redundant Software with Correlated Failures

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    Gutjahr, Walter

    Reliability Optimization of Redundant Software with Correlated Failures Walter J. Gutjahr \\Lambda of reliability optimization of modular software with redundancy. At present, these approaches seem to be limited to generalize these reliability optimization techniques by taking such correlations explicitly

  1. Reliability Based Vegetation Management Through Intelligent System Monitoring

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    Reliability Based Vegetation Management Through Intelligent System Monitoring Final Project Report Research Center since 1996 PSERC #12;Power Systems Engineering Research Center Reliability Based Vegetation project titled "Reliability Based Vegetation Maintenance Through Intelligent System Monitoring (T-27)." We

  2. Reliability of ENSO Dynamical Predictions YOUMIN TANG AND RICHARD KLEEMAN

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    Tang, Youmin

    Reliability of ENSO Dynamical Predictions YOUMIN TANG AND RICHARD KLEEMAN Courant Institute, the authors have explored several important issues relating to ENSO predictability including reliability measures of ENSO dynamical predictions and the dominant precursors that control reliability. It was found

  3. Reliability based assessment of FRP rehabilitation of reinforced concrete girders

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    Wilcox, Patrick Carlo

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    J.P. SE 224 Structural Reliability and Risk Analysis, CourseL.A. Statistical Methods for Reliability Data. AppliedA.S. ; Collins, K.R. Reliability of Structures; McGraw-Hill

  4. Culture Representation in Human Reliability Analysis

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    David Gertman; Julie Marble; Steven Novack

    2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding human-system response is critical to being able to plan and predict mission success in the modern battlespace. Commonly, human reliability analysis has been used to predict failures of human performance in complex, critical systems. However, most human reliability methods fail to take culture into account. This paper takes an easily understood state of the art human reliability analysis method and extends that method to account for the influence of culture, including acceptance of new technology, upon performance. The cultural parameters used to modify the human reliability analysis were determined from two standard industry approaches to cultural assessment: Hofstede’s (1991) cultural factors and Davis’ (1989) technology acceptance model (TAM). The result is called the Culture Adjustment Method (CAM). An example is presented that (1) reviews human reliability assessment with and without cultural attributes for a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system attack, (2) demonstrates how country specific information can be used to increase the realism of HRA modeling, and (3) discusses the differences in human error probability estimates arising from cultural differences.

  5. Integration of NDE Reliability and Fracture Mechanics

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    Becker, F. L.; Doctor, S. R.; Heas!er, P. G.; Morris, C. J.; Pitman, S. G.; Selby, G. P.; Simonen, F. A.

    1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Pacific Northwest Laboratory is conducting a four-phase program for measuring and evaluating the effectiveness and reliability of in-service inspection (lSI} performed on the primary system piping welds of commercial light water reactors (LWRs). Phase I of the program is complete. A survey was made of the state of practice for ultrasonic rsr of LWR primary system piping welds. Fracture mechanics calculations were made to establish required nondestrutive testing sensitivities. In general, it was found that fatigue flaws less than 25% of wall thickness would not grow to failure within an inspection interval of 10 years. However, in some cases failure could occur considerably faster. Statistical methods for predicting and measuring the effectiveness and reliability of lSI were developed and will be applied in the "Round Robin Inspections" of Phase II. Methods were also developed for the production of flaws typical of those found in service. Samples fabricated by these methods wilI be used in Phase II to test inspection effectiveness and reliability. Measurements were made of the influence of flaw characteristics {i.e., roughness, tightness, and orientation) on inspection reliability. These measurernents, as well as the predictions of a statistical model for inspection reliability, indicate that current reporting and recording sensitivities are inadequate.

  6. Modelling Reliability of Train Arrival Times

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    L. Ferreira; A. Higgins

    This paper deals with the scheduling of trains so as to minimise train trip times, whilst maximising reliability of arrival times. The amount of risk of delay associated with a schedule is used as the reliability component of a constrained schedule optimisation model. The paper outlines the model developed to quantify the risk of delays to individual trains, as well as to specific track segments and to the schedule as a whole. The risk model, which deals with single track operations, can be used to estimate the likely impact on reliability of arrival times of changes in train frequencies and operating practices; track and station infrastructure investment strategies; and train technology upgrading. An application of the model to the optimisation of schedules on a track corridor is described. The results obtained using the model are compared with the schedules used by train operations planning staff, in terms of overall delay and timetable reliability. The results highlight the significance of including a measure of timetable reliability, such as risk of delays, in the objective function for scheduling optimisation.

  7. Transmission Reliability "Load as a Resource" Peer Review Materials...

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    Transmission Reliability "Load as a Resource" Peer Review Materials Now Available Transmission Reliability "Load as a Resource" Peer Review Materials Now Available September 25,...

  8. BPA Fact Sheet - Preparing for reliability entity registration...

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    Preparing for reliability entity registration Based on the NERC Functional Model The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) strongly emphasized reliability of the nation's bulk...

  9. Reliability of islanded microgrids with stochastic generation and prioritized load

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    Marden, Mirjana Milosevic

    The potential to improve distribution system reliability is a primary motivation behind the development and deployment of microgrids. Previous studies have illustrated substantial reliability benefits of dispatchable ...

  10. The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2013: Reliability, Resiliency...

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    3: Reliability, Resiliency & Savings The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2013: Reliability, Resiliency & Savings This report, compiled by Fuel Cells 2000 with support from the Fuel...

  11. Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings...

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    Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings Reliability Tools for Resonance Inspection of Light Metal Castings 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

  12. Data Center Efficiency and IT Equipment Reliability at Wider...

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    Center Efficiency and IT Equipment Reliability at Wider Operating Temperature and Humidity Ranges Data Center Efficiency and IT Equipment Reliability at Wider Operating Temperature...

  13. Washington DC Reliability Requirements and the Need to Operate...

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    Washington DC Reliability Requirements and the Need to Operate Mirant's Potomac River Generation Station to Support Local Area Reliability (Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2005)...

  14. Now Available: Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability...

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    Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014) Now Available: Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and...

  15. Texas Uses Phasors to Increase Electricity Reliability | Department...

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    Texas Uses Phasors to Increase Electricity Reliability Texas Uses Phasors to Increase Electricity Reliability March 31, 2011 - 12:57pm Addthis Merrill Smith Program Manager, Office...

  16. Agenda for the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 -...

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    Agenda for the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 - 27 2013, Golden, Colorado Agenda for the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 - 27 2013, Golden, Colorado This...

  17. Letter from Pepco Holdings Regarding the Reliability of Electric...

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    from Pepco Holdings Regarding the Reliability of Electric Service in the District of Columbia Letter from Pepco Holdings Regarding the Reliability of Electric Service in the...

  18. Guide to Using Combined Heat and Power for Enhancing Reliability...

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    Guide to Using Combined Heat and Power for Enhancing Reliability and Resiliency in Buildings Guide to Using Combined Heat and Power for Enhancing Reliability and Resiliency in...

  19. Combined Heat and Power System Enables 100% Reliability at Leading...

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    Enables 100% Reliability at Leading Medical Campus - Case Study, 2013 Combined Heat and Power System Enables 100% Reliability at Leading Medical Campus - Case Study, 2013 Thermal...

  20. Effect of Jatropha based Biodiesel, on Engine Hardware Reliability...

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    Jatropha based Biodiesel, on Engine Hardware Reliability, Emission and Performance Effect of Jatropha based Biodiesel, on Engine Hardware Reliability, Emission and Performance...

  1. Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Recovery...

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    Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Recovery Program Plan Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Recovery Program Plan Microsoft Word - OE PSRP June 5 2009...

  2. The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is...

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    The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is Closely Monitoring Hurricane Irene (2011) The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is Closely...

  3. Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability FY 2012 Budget...

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    Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability FY 2012 Budget Request Presentation Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability FY 2012 Budget Request Presentation...

  4. Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Cyber Security...

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    Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Cyber Security Project Selections Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Cyber Security Project Selections On...

  5. Testing and evaluation of military systems in a high stakes environment

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    Moyer, Raphael (Raphael E.)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Testing is a critical element of systems engineering, as it allows engineers to ensure that products meet specifications before they go into production. The testing literature, however, has been largely theoretical, and ...

  6. Quantifying the Intergration of LEED Ratings to Military High Performance Sustainable Buildings

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    Walewski, J.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    – Conflicting requirement – LEED vs. energy – Service vs. DoD vs. federal vs. local vs. base requirements • Evolving context: – National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 2012) – LEED version changes – Energy real $ vs. ROI of LEED ESL-KT-13-12-08 CATEE 2013...: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 ESL-KT-13-12-08 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Context II (what else going on) • NSF 2012 Workshop – Sciences Behind...

  7. RF-MEMS capacitive switches with high reliability - Energy Innovation

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassive Solar HomePromising Science for1 20115, 2001 Media Contact:REPORT OF

  8. Electrostatic MEMS devices with high reliability - Energy Innovation Portal

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series toESnet4: Networking for the‹Electronic Structure ofElectronic963,659

  9. RF-MEMS Capacitive Switches With High Reliability - Energy Innovation

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -the Mid-Infrared at 278, 298, and 323 K.Office ofMayPVREPORTPortal 5 Site Map

  10. Reliable, High Performance Transistors on Flexible Substrates - Energy

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -the Mid-Infrared at 278, 298,NIST31 ORV 15051 Modification MOThe Case

  11. Sandia National Laboratories: very high solar energy reliability

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administrationcontroller systems controller systems Scaled Wind Farm

  12. Development Methodology for Power-Dense Military Diesel Engine | Department

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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 Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeat Pump Models |Conduct, Parent Companya new high capacity anode with

  13. Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Update: A Brief (Presentation)

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    Sheng, S.; Keller, J.; McDade, M.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation is an update on the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) for the AWEA Wind Project Operations, Maintenance & Reliability Seminar. GRC accomplishments are: (1) Failure database software deployed - partners see business value for themselves and customers; (2) Designed, built, instrumented, and tested two gearboxes - (a) Generated unprecedented public domain test data from both field testing and dynamometer testing, (b) Different responses from 'identical' gearboxes, (c) Demonstrated importance of non-torque loading and modeling approach; and (3) Active collaborative, with wide industry support, leveraging DOE funding - Modeling round robin and Condition Monitoring round robin.

  14. Sandia National Laboratories: PV Systems Reliability

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -theErik Spoerke SSLSMolten-SaltReliability PV Systems Reliability Sandia recognizes

  15. Sandia National Laboratories: PV Systems Reliability

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -theErik Spoerke SSLSMolten-SaltReliability PV Systems Reliability Sandia

  16. Sandia National Laboratories: Inverter Reliability Program

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -theErik Spoerke SSLS Exhibit atVehicleEnergyPolydotsMicroReliabilityReliability

  17. Quantifying the Operational Benefits of Conventional and Advanced Pumped Storage Hydro on Reliability and Efficiency: Preprint

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    Krad, I.; Ela, E.; Koritarov, V.

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pumped storage hydro (PSH) plants have significant potential to provide reliability and efficiency benefits in future electric power systems with high penetrations of variable generation. New PSH technologies, such as adjustable-speed PSH, have been introduced that can also present further benefits. This paper demonstrates and quantifies some of the reliability and efficiency benefits afforded by PSH plants by utilizing the Flexible Energy Scheduling Tool for the Integration of Variable generation (FESTIV), an integrated power system operations tool that evaluates both reliability and production costs.

  18. Steam turbine blade reliability seminar and workshop: proceedings

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    Brown, R.G.; Quilliam, J.F. (eds.)

    1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An EPRI workshop to address steam turbine blade reliability improvement was cohosted by Boston Edison Company in Boston, Massachusetts on July 7-9, 1982. The 142 attendees represented a broad spectrum of US utilities, equipment manufacturers, and consultants, as well as representatives from Canada, Europe, and Japan. These proceedings contain the text of the formal presentations as well as summaries of the working group sessions which were devoted to topics of particular interest to the workshop participants. The formal presentations were organized under the following general session titles: utility experience with turbine blades; blade failure mechanisms and causes; blade design for high reliability; problem solutions for operating units; and failure analysis, NDE, and diagnostics. In addition to the technical presentations, working group sessions were held on selected topics relevant to steam turbine blade reliability improvement. Each group provided a forum for engineers to exchange ideas and information in a less formal environment. These discussions focused on key issues in more detail and addressed some subjects not covered in the formal presentations. The subjects of these working groups were: low pressure turbine blade problems; solid particle erosion; steam chemistry; failure analysis, NDE, and diagnostics; effect of boiler and balance-of-plant; and retrofittable fixes for blade problems. Individual papers have been entered into EDB and ERA. (LTN)

  19. Military Base Off-Taker Opportunities for Tribal Renewable Energy Projects

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    Nangle, J.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This white paper surveys DOD installations that could have an increased potential interest in the purchase of energy from renewable energy projects on tribal lands. Identification of likely purchasers of renewable energy is a first step in the energy project development process, and this paper aims to identify likely electricity customers that tribal commercial-scale projects could serve. This white paper builds on a geospatial analysis completed in November 2012 identifying 53 reservations within 10 miles of military bases (DOE 2012). This analysis builds on those findings by further refining the list of potential opportunity sites to 15 reservations (Table ES-1), based on five additional factors: 1) The potential renewable resources required to meet the installation energy loads; 2) Proximity to transmission lines; 3) Military installation energy demand; 4) State electricity prices; 5) Local policy and regulatory environment.

  20. The Legal-Military Dilemma in the Response to International Terrorism

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    Allan, Matthew W.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    THE LEGAL-MILITARY DILEMMA IN THE RESPONSE TO INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM A Dissertation by MATTHEW WESLEY ALLAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Chair of Committee, Nehemia Geva Committee Members, Charles F. Hermann James Rogers Alex Pacek Christopher...

  1. Acting alone: U.S. unilateral uses of force, military revolutions, and hegemonic stability theory

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    Podliska, Bradley Florian

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    ACTING ALONE: U.S. UNILATERAL USES OF FORCE, MILITARY REVOLUTIONS, AND HEGEMONIC STABILITY THEORY A Dissertation by BRADLEY FLORIAN PODLISKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... A Dissertation by BRADLEY FLORIAN PODLISKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Chair of Committee...

  2. Identifying and estimating the distributional effects of unionization and the long-term consequences of military service

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    Frandsen, Brigham R

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is concerned with the economic consequences for individuals of two important U.S. labor market institutions: unionization and the military draft. The first chapter develops an econometric procedure for estimating ...

  3. Exposure to risk and its impact on human capital : essays on combat exposure, military labor, and conflict duration

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    Yankovich, Michael F

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation examines the impact of contemporaneous American participation in war on military labor and conflict duration. Chapter one uses variation in occupation-specific retention bonuses and mortality risks observed ...

  4. Secure Military Social Networking and Rapid Sensemaking in Domain Specific Concept Systems: Research Issues and Future Solutions

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    Garside, Debbie

    This paper identifies the need for a secure military social networking site and the underlying research issues linked to the successful development of such sites. The paper further proposes a solution to the most basic ...

  5. Acculturation and Transformation among Female Immigrant Military Spouses in an ESL Learning Program at a Community College

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    Darnell, Patricia

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    and internal forces that influenced the acculturation process. External (structural) forces included community, workforce, the military, and an educational institution. The secondary forces included racial discrimination, cultural differences, and social...

  6. A study to examine community involvement in major U.S.military base closures and realignments from 1988 to 2001

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    Yahn, Nancy Stiles

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examines community involvement in major U.S. military base closures and realignments from 1988 to 2001. There were four waves of base closures during this time. They were in 1988, 1991, 1993, and 1995. Community involvement became...

  7. Final report : testing and evaluation for solar hot water reliability.

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    Caudell, Thomas P. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM) [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; He, Hongbo (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM) [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Menicucci, David F. (Building Specialists, Inc., Albuquerque, NM) [Building Specialists, Inc., Albuquerque, NM; Mammoli, Andrea A. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM) [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Burch, Jay (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO) [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar hot water (SHW) systems are being installed by the thousands. Tax credits and utility rebate programs are spurring this burgeoning market. However, the reliability of these systems is virtually unknown. Recent work by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has shown that few data exist to quantify the mean time to failure of these systems. However, there is keen interest in developing new techniques to measure SHW reliability, particularly among utilities that use ratepayer money to pay the rebates. This document reports on an effort to develop and test new, simplified techniques to directly measure the state of health of fielded SHW systems. One approach was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and is based on the idea that the performance of the solar storage tank can reliably indicate the operational status of the SHW systems. Another approach, developed by the University of New Mexico (UNM), uses adaptive resonance theory, a type of neural network, to detect and predict failures. This method uses the same sensors that are normally used to control the SHW system. The NREL method uses two additional temperature sensors on the solar tank. The theories, development, application, and testing of both methods are described in the report. Testing was performed on the SHW Reliability Testbed at UNM, a highly instrumented SHW system developed jointly by SNL and UNM. The two methods were tested against a number of simulated failures. The results show that both methods show promise for inclusion in conventional SHW controllers, giving them advanced capability in detecting and predicting component failures.

  8. Grid Reliability- An Electric Utility Company's Perspective

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    Presentation—given at the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) Fall 2008 meeting—covers Southern Company's business continuity, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) cybersecurity, and homeland security as well as physical recovery after a major outage, and five questions to ask your local utility.

  9. Relatedness influences signal reliability in evolving robots

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    Floreano, Dario

    minute in an arena containing a food and a poison source that both emitted red light (figure 1). Robots could distinguish food and poison only at a very close range. The performance of robots was proportional related robots produced signals that reliably indicated the location of the food source and thereby

  10. New correlation calculates reliable paraffin solubilities

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    Yaws, C.L.; Pan, X. (Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX (US))

    1991-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A new correlation based on boiling point has been developed which accurately calculates paraffin solubilities in water. The correlation provides reliable solubility values down to very low concentrations (parts per million and less), for which the API correlation is not accurate. It can be used for initial engineering studies, including those involving health, safety, and environmental considerations.

  11. "Reliability, Resiliency, and Restoration for Smarter Grid

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    "Reliability, Resiliency, and Restoration for Smarter Grid Workshop" Save the Date April 3 and 4 at mohlsen@bnl.gov "The Resilient Smart Grid" to be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, Long Island://www.bnl.gov/maps/. This is the 5th workshop that BNL is hosting on the Smart Grid. This Workshop will build on the previous

  12. Reliable Link Maintenance in Cognitive Radio Systems

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    Gross, James

    resources and overcome the under-utilization of licensed spectrum. Since the licensed user still keeps) have to vacate the spectrum in case the licensed user claims it. In order to maintain the qualityReliable Link Maintenance in Cognitive Radio Systems Daniel Willkomm, James Gross and Adam Wolisz

  13. Project Profile: Physics-Based Reliability Models for Supercritical-CO2 Turbomachinery Components

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    GE, under the Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar (PREDICTS) Program will be leveraging internally developed models to predict the reliability of hybrid gas bearing (HGB) and dry gas seal (DGS) components in the turboexpander of a supercritical CO2 turbine. The Bayesian model is to include phase changes, low cycle fatigue/high cycle fatigue, dynamic instabilities, and corrosion processes.

  14. Reliability-Based Decision Making: A Comparison of Statistical Approaches

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    Herrmann, Jeffrey W.

    Reliability-Based Decision Making: A Comparison of Statistical Approaches J. M. Aughenbaugh whose reliability is well established and a new component that has an unknown reliability. In some scenarios, the designer may have some initial beliefs about the new component's reliability. The designer

  15. ContentsContents4466Reliability and quality control

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    Vickers, James

    ContentsContents4466Reliability and quality control 1. Reliability 2. Quality Control Learning outcomes You will first learn about the importance of the concept of reliability applied to systems previous experience with certain mathematical topics this time may vary considerably. 1 #12;Reliability

  16. ORNL/TM-2004/91 MEASUREMENT PRACTICES FOR RELIABILITY

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    ORNL/TM-2004/91 MEASUREMENT PRACTICES FOR RELIABILITY AND POWER QUALITY A TOOLKIT OF RELIABILITY MEASUREMENT PRACTICES June 2004 #12;#12;ORNL/TM-2004/91 MEASUREMENT PRACTICES FOR RELIABILITY AND POWER QUALITY A TOOLKIT OF RELIABILITY MEASUREMENT PRACTICES John D. Kueck and Brendan J. Kirby Oak Ridge

  17. Applications of the Cross-Entropy Method in Reliability

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    Kroese, Dirk P.

    Applications of the Cross-Entropy Method in Reliability Dirk P. Kroese and Kin-Ping Hui University and components that are all sub- ject to failure. Reliability theory studies the failure behavior of such sys, even for the most basic reliability models, the overall reliability of the system can be difficult

  18. Security-Constrained Adequacy Evaluation of Bulk Power System Reliability

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    Security-Constrained Adequacy Evaluation of Bulk Power System Reliability Fang Yang, Student Member contingency selection, (b) effects analysis, and (c) reliability index computation. Effects analysis and reliability index computations. The methodology is demonstrated with the IEEE reliability test system. Index

  19. A Hierarchical Model for Estimating the Reliability of Complex Systems

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    Reese, Shane

    an approximation to the joint posterior distribution on the total system reliability was obtained. Many reliability or bounding moments of the system reliability posterior distribution (Cole (1975), Mastran (1976), DostalA Hierarchical Model for Estimating the Reliability of Complex Systems Valen E. Johnson, Todd L

  20. Improving Work Flow Reliability Proceedings IGLC-7 275

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    Tommelein, Iris D.

    Ballard1 ABSTRACT Improving work flow reliability is important for the productivity of linked productionImproving Work Flow Reliability Proceedings IGLC-7 275 IMPROVING WORK FLOW RELIABILITY Glenn units, and consequently for project cost and duration. One measure of work flow reliability is PPC

  1. Robot-Powered Reliability Testing at NREL's ESIF

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    Harrison; Kevin

    2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    With auto manufacturers expected to roll out fuel cell electric vehicles in the 2015 to 2017 timeframe, the need for a reliable hydrogen fueling infrastructure is greater than ever. That's why the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is using a robot in its Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to assess the durability of hydrogen fueling hoses, a largely untested-and currently costly-component of hydrogen fueling stations. The automated machine mimics the repetitive stress of a human bending and twisting the hose to refuel a vehicle-all under the high pressure and low temperature required to deliver hydrogen to a fuel cell vehicle's onboard storage tank.

  2. Robot-Powered Reliability Testing at NREL's ESIF

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    Harrison; Kevin

    2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    With auto manufacturers expected to roll out fuel cell electric vehicles in the 2015 to 2017 timeframe, the need for a reliable hydrogen fueling infrastructure is greater than ever. That's why the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is using a robot in its Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to assess the durability of hydrogen fueling hoses, a largely untested-and currently costly-component of hydrogen fueling stations. The automated machine mimics the repetitive stress of a human bending and twisting the hose to refuel a vehicle-all under the high pressure and low temperature required to deliver hydrogen to a fuel cell vehicle's onboard storage tank.

  3. Freezing the fighting: Military disengagement on the Siachen Glacier

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    Ahmed, S. [Asia Foundation, Islamabad (Pakistan); Sahni, V. [Jawaharlal Nehru Univ., New Delhi (India)

    1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1984, India and Pakistan have confronted each other militarily for control over the Siachen Glacier and its approaches in the eastern Karakoram mountain range, adjacent to the borders of India, Pakistan, and China. The longest-running armed conflict between two regular armies in the twentieth century, the conflict in Siachen has resulted in hundreds of casualties, mainly because of adverse climatic conditions and harsh terrain. The economic cost of sustaining a conflict in that geographically remote and climatically inhospitable region has also been extremely high for both countries. Past efforts by India and Pakistan to find a mutually acceptable solution have failed, mainly because of mutual distrust and suspicion. This paper examines Indian and Pakistani perceptions, preference, and policies, and identifies options for resolving the conflict. This paper also identifies the most appropriate verification and monitoring technologies to assist policy-makers in ensuring agreement stability and compliance. While a future agreement on resolving the dispute will depend, above all, on the political will of the Indian and Pakistani leaderships, adequate, appropriate verification and monitoring mechanism will enhance their ability to reach a sustainable and durable accord of the Siachen conflict. 1 fig.

  4. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RELIABILITY, VOL. 54, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2005 475 Quality-Reliability Chain Modeling for

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    Jin, Jionghua "Judy"

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RELIABILITY, VOL. 54, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2005 475 Quality-Reliability Chain Modeling for System-Reliability Analysis of Complex Manufacturing Processes Yong Chen and Jionghua Jin Abstract--System reliability of a manufacturing process should address effects of both the manufacturing

  5. Beyond Corridor Reliability Measures: Analysis of Freeway Travel Time Reliability at the1 Segment Level for Hotspot Identification2

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Beyond Corridor Reliability Measures: Analysis of Freeway Travel Time Reliability at the1 Segment and particularly1 freeways. However, it has become evident that travel time reliability, taking into account at the directional corridor level for planning4 purposes and analyze the ways in which travel time reliability can

  6. Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Reliability for Inservice Inspection of Light Water Reactors. Semiannual report, October 1990--March 1991: Volume 13

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    Doctor, S.R.; Good, M.S.; Heasler, P.G.; Hockey, R.L.; Simonen, F.A.; Spanner, J.C.; Taylor, T.T.; Vo, T.V. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

    1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Evaluation and Improvement of NDE Reliability for Inservice Inspection of Light Water Reactors (NDE Reliability) Program at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory was established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to determine the reliability of current inservice inspection (ISI) techniques and to develop recommendations that will ensure a suitably high inspection reliability. The objectives of this program include determining the reliability of ISI performed on the primary systems of commercial light-water reactors (LWRs); using probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis to determine the impact of NDE unreliability on system safety; and evaluating reliability improvements that can be achieved with improved and advanced technology. A final objective is to formulate recommended revisions to the Regulatory and ASME Code requirements, based on material properties, service conditions, and NDE uncertainties.

  7. Reliability Estimation for Double Containment Piping

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    L. Cadwallader; T. Pinna

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Double walled or double containment piping is considered for use in the ITER international project and other next-generation fusion device designs to provide an extra barrier for tritium gas and other radioactive materials. The extra barrier improves confinement of these materials and enhances safety of the facility. This paper describes some of the design challenges in designing double containment piping systems. There is also a brief review of a few operating experiences of double walled piping used with hazardous chemicals in different industries. This paper recommends approaches for the reliability analyst to use to quantify leakage from a double containment piping system in conceptual and more advanced designs. The paper also cites quantitative data that can be used to support such reliability analyses.

  8. Sample sizes for confidence limits for reliability.

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    Darby, John L.

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We recently performed an evaluation of the implications of a reduced stockpile of nuclear weapons for surveillance to support estimates of reliability. We found that one technique developed at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) under-estimates the required sample size for systems-level testing. For a large population the discrepancy is not important, but for a small population it is important. We found that another technique used by SNL provides the correct required sample size. For systems-level testing of nuclear weapons, samples are selected without replacement, and the hypergeometric probability distribution applies. Both of the SNL techniques focus on samples without defects from sampling without replacement. We generalized the second SNL technique to cases with defects in the sample. We created a computer program in Mathematica to automate the calculation of confidence for reliability. We also evaluated sampling with replacement where the binomial probability distribution applies.

  9. The Lightswitch Wizard -- reliable daylight simulations

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    For Initial Design; C. F. Morrison; M. Dubrous; C. F. Reinhart ?; M. Morrison; F. Dubrous

    A web-based, non-expert daylighting analysis tool has been developed to support daylighting-related design decisions in peripheral private offices during an early design stage (http://buildwiz.com). The tool offers a comparative, reliable, and fast analysis of the annual amount of daylight in the offices (daylight factor and daylight autonomy) and the lighting energy performance of automated lighting controls (occupancy sensors, photocells) compared to standard on/off switches. Blinds are either manually or automatically controlled.

  10. Sandia National Laboratories: photovoltaic plant reliability

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  11. Reliable Power Inc | Open Energy Information

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  12. The NASA CSTI High Capacity Power Program

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    Winter, J.M.

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The SP-100 program was established in 1983 by DOD, DOE, and NASA as a joint program to develop the technology necessary for space nuclear power systems for military and civil applications. During 1986 and 1987, the NASA Advanced Technology Program was responsible for maintaining the momentum of promising technology advancement efforts started during Phase I of SP-100 and to strengthen, in key areas, the chances for successful development and growth capability of space nuclear reactor power systems for future space applications. In 1988, the NASA Advanced Technology Program was incorporated into NASA`s new Civil Space Technology Initiative (CSTI). The CSTI program was established to provide the foundation for technology development in automation and robotics, information, propulsion, and power. The CSTI High Capacity Power Program builds on the technology efforts of the SP-100 program, incorporates the previous NASA advanced technology project, and provides a bridge to the NASA exploration technology programs. The elements of CSTI high capacity power development include conversion systems - Stirling and thermoelectric, thermal management, power management, system diagnostics, and environmental interactions. Technology advancement in all areas, including materials, is required to provide the growth capability, high reliability and 7 to 10 years lifetime demanded for future space nuclear power systems. The overall program will develop and demonstrate the technology base required to provide a wide range of modular power systems while minimizing the impact of day/night operation as well as attitudes and distance from the Sun. Significant accomplishments in all of the program elements will be discussed, along with revised goals and project timelines recently developed.

  13. Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach

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    Schläpfer, Markus; Kröger, Wolfgang

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ongoing evolution of the electric power systems brings about the need to cope with increasingly complex interactions of technical components and relevant actors. In order to integrate a more comprehensive spectrum of different aspects into a probabilistic reliability assessment and to include time-dependent effects, this paper proposes an object-oriented hybrid approach combining agent-based modeling techniques with classical methods such as Monte Carlo simulation. Objects represent both technical components such as generators and transmission lines and non-technical components such as grid operators. The approach allows the calculation of conventional reliability indices and the estimation of blackout frequencies. Furthermore, the influence of the time needed to remove line overloads on the overall system reliability can be assessed. The applicability of the approach is demonstrated by performing simulations on the IEEE Reliability Test System 1996 and on a model of the Swiss high-voltage grid.

  14. Reliability of EUCLIDIAN: An autonomous robotic system for image-guided prostate brachytherapy

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    Podder, Tarun K.; Buzurovic, Ivan; Huang Ke; Showalter, Timothy; Dicker, Adam P.; Yu, Yan [Department of Radiation Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center (NCI-designated), Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 (United States)

    2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Recently, several robotic systems have been developed to perform accurate and consistent image-guided brachytherapy. Before introducing a new device into clinical operations, it is important to assess the reliability and mean time before failure (MTBF) of the system. In this article, the authors present the preclinical evaluation and analysis of the reliability and MTBF of an autonomous robotic system, which is developed for prostate seed implantation. Methods: The authors have considered three steps that are important in reliability growth analysis. These steps are: Identification and isolation of failures, classification of failures, and trend analysis. For any one-of-a-kind product, the reliability enhancement is accomplished through test-fix-test. The authors have used failure mode and effect analysis for collection and analysis of reliability data by identifying and categorizing the failure modes. Failures were classified according to severity. Failures that occurred during the operation of this robotic system were considered as nonhomogenous Poisson process. The failure occurrence trend was analyzed using Laplace test. For analyzing and predicting reliability growth, commonly used and widely accepted models, Duane's model and the Army Material Systems Analysis Activity, i.e., Crow's model, were applied. The MTBF was used as an important measure for assessing the system's reliability. Results: During preclinical testing, 3196 seeds (in 53 test cases) were deposited autonomously by the robot and 14 critical failures were encountered. The majority of the failures occurred during the first few cases. The distribution of failures followed Duane's postulation as well as Crow's postulation of reliability growth. The Laplace test index was -3.82 (<0), indicating a significant trend in failure data, and the failure intervals lengthened gradually. The continuous increase in the failure occurrence interval suggested a trend toward improved reliability. The MTBF was 592 seeds, which implied that several prostate seed implantation cases would be possible without encountering any critical failure. The shape parameter for the MTBF was 0.3859 (<1), suggesting a positive reliability growth of this robotic system. At 95% confidence, the reliability for deposition of 65 seeds was more than 90%. Conclusions: Analyses of failure mode strongly indicated a gradual improvement of reliability of this autonomous robotic system. High MTBF implied that several prostate seed implant cases would be possible without encountering any critical failure.

  15. The Reliability of Triage Classification as a Predictor of Severity in Major Trauma

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    Moreno-Walton, Lisa; Torres, Hector; Radeos, Michael

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    egional A bstracts The Reliability of Triage Classificationbe undertaken to validate its reliability and consideration

  16. Military Support

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  17. The United States Military Assistance Advisory Group in French Indochina, 1950-1956

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    Weber, Nathaniel R.

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Group in French Indochina, 1950-1956. (December 2010) Nathaniel R. Weber, B.A., Westminster College Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Brian Linn This thesis examines the American Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) sent to French Indochina... assistance abroad does not address American support of the French in the early 1950s, except to discuss US security policy in South East Asia.7 Of major relevance to this thesis is Chester J. Pach?s Arming the Free World, which examines the origins of US...

  18. U.S. military action in Panama: justifying OPERATION JUST CAUSE

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    Reich, Theodore Herman

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    importance as missions. We see the uncertainty of a New World global economy. There is no longer the clarity of the past ? the only clarity is uncertainty. This is not the ti dy world we hoped for. -General Colin Powell ' This insightful observation... on one set of JW criteria or another, a true formulation of whether or not a military action is justified or not must reflect a blending based on an analysis of the past and hard scrutiny of the circumstances at hand. . . (LaCroix x). What I shall...

  19. Technical analysis of US Army Weapons Systems and related advanced technologies of military interest. Final report

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    NONE

    1991-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of an US Army technology security project designed to identify and develop effective policy guidelines for militarily critical technologies in specific Army systems and in broad generic technology areas of military interest, Individual systems analyses are documented in separate Weapons Systems Technical Assessments (WSTAs) and the general generic technology areas are evaluated in the Advanced Technology Assessment Reports (ATARs), However, specific details of these assessments are not addressed here, only recommendations regarding aspects of the defined approach, methodology, and format are provided and discussed.

  20. Title 10 USC 2917 Development of Geothermal Energy on Military Lands | Open

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  1. Reliability assessment of a 1 MV LTD.

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    Portillo, Salvador; Chavez, Raymond (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Molina, Isidro; Kim, Alexandre A. (High Current Electronics Institute, Tomsk, Russia); Johnson, David L. (Titan Pulsed Sciences Division, San Leandro, CA); Maenchen, John Eric; Leckbee, Joshua J.; Ziska, Derek Raymond (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM)

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A 1 MV linear transformer driver (LTD) is being tested with a large area e-beam diode load at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). The experiments will be utilized to determine the repeatability of the output pulse and the reliability of the components. The 1 MV accelerator is being used to determine the feasibility of designing a 6 MV LTD for radiography experiments. The peak voltage, risetime, and pulse width as well as the cavity timing jitter are analyzed to determine the repeatability of the output pulse.

  2. Final report on reliability and lifetime prediction.

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    Gillen, Kenneth Todd; Wise, Jonathan; Jones, Gary D.; Causa, Al G. [Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, OH; Terrill, Edward R. [Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, OH; Borowczak, Marc [Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, OH

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document highlights the important results obtained from the subtask of the Goodyear CRADA devoted to better understanding reliability of tires and to developing better lifetime prediction methods. The overall objective was to establish the chemical and physical basis for the degradation of tires using standard as well as unique models and experimental techniques. Of particular interest was the potential application of our unique modulus profiling apparatus for assessing tire properties and for following tire degradation. During the course of this complex investigation, extensive relevant information was generated, including experimental results, data analyses and development of models and instruments. Detailed descriptions of the findings are included in this report.

  3. Accuracy and reliability of China's energy statistics

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    Sinton, Jonathan E.

    2001-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Many observers have raised doubts about the accuracy and reliability of China's energy statistics, which show an unprecedented decline in recent years, while reported economic growth has remained strong. This paper explores the internal consistency of China's energy statistics from 1990 to 2000, coverage and reporting issues, and the state of the statistical reporting system. Available information suggests that, while energy statistics were probably relatively good in the early 1990s, their quality has declined since the mid-1990s. China's energy statistics should be treated as a starting point for analysis, and explicit judgments regarding ranges of uncertainty should accompany any conclusions.

  4. Reliability Technology earns prestigious Los Alamos award

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  5. Granite Reliable Power | Open Energy Information

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  6. Sandia National Laboratories: Blade Reliability Collaborative

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  7. Sandia National Laboratories: Blade Reliability Collaborative

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  8. Sandia National Laboratories: Inverter Reliability Program

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  9. Ensuring the Availability and Reliability of Urea Dosing For...

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    Ensuring the Availability and Reliability of Urea Dosing For On-Road and Non-Road Ensuring the Availability and Reliability of Urea Dosing For On-Road and Non-Road 2003 DEER...

  10. Energy Department Invests Over $10 Million to Improve Grid Reliability...

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    Over 10 Million to Improve Grid Reliability and Resiliency Energy Department Invests Over 10 Million to Improve Grid Reliability and Resiliency June 11, 2014 - 6:20pm Addthis...

  11. Bus supervision deployment strategies for improved bus service reliability

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    Pangilinan, Christopher Allan

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bus service reliability has always been a top concern for transit agencies and their customers. Unfortunately, there are several factors detrimental to reliable bus service. Outside influences such as weather, traffic, and ...

  12. Implications of reliability in mechanistic/empirical pavement design applications

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    Killingsworth, Brian Mark

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to engineering is that; reliability is the probability that an engineered system will perform its required function adequately for a specified period of time under the stated conditions. Reliability is important because of the uncertainty involved...

  13. Wind Power Reliability: Breaking Down a Barrier | Department...

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    Wind Power Reliability: Breaking Down a Barrier Wind Power Reliability: Breaking Down a Barrier June 25, 2010 - 12:16pm Addthis EnerNex Corporation is developing documentation and...

  14. Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - Phase 1 and 2 Overview (Presentation)

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    Link, H.

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The presentation given at the Wind Turbine Reliability Workshop at Sandia National Laboratories, August 2-3, 2011, serves as an overview for the findings from the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Project Report: Findings from Phase 1 and Phase 2 Testing

  15. Designing CPV Receivers With Reliability: Early Evaluation of Components

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    . Everett, A. Blakers Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, The Australian National University, Canberra: Early detection of performance issues allows more rapid & reliable design optimisation. Thermal. Ultra light-weight Fresnel mirror enclosed system. DESIGN RELIABILITY PRODUCTION Early detection

  16. Scoping study on trends in the economic value of electricity reliability to the U.S. economy

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    Eto, Joseph; Koomey, Jonathan; Lehman, Bryan; Martin, Nathan; Mills, Evan; Webber, Carrie; Worrell, Ernst

    2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the past three years, working with more than 150 organizations representing public and private stakeholders, EPRI has developed the Electricity Technology Roadmap. The Roadmap identifies several major strategic challenges that must be successfully addressed to ensure a sustainable future in which electricity continues to play an important role in economic growth. Articulation of these anticipated trends and challenges requires a detailed understanding of the role and importance of reliable electricity in different sectors of the economy. This report is intended to contribute to that understanding by analyzing key aspects of trends in the economic value of electricity reliability in the U.S. economy. We first present a review of recent literature on electricity reliability costs. Next, we describe three distinct end-use approaches for tracking trends in reliability needs: (1) an analysis of the electricity-use requirements of office equipment in different commercial sectors; (2) an examination of the use of aggregate statistical indicators of industrial electricity use and economic activity to identify high reliability-requirement customer market segments; and (3) a case study of cleanrooms, which is a cross-cutting market segment known to have high reliability requirements. Finally, we present insurance industry perspectives on electricity reliability as an example of a financial tool for addressing customers' reliability needs.

  17. Nondestructive examination (NDE) reliability for inservice inspection of light waters reactors

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    Doctor, S.R.; Deffenbaugh, J.D.; Good, M.S.; Green, E.R.; Heasler, P.G.; Simonen, F.A.; Spanner, J.C.; Taylor, T.T. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA))

    1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Evaluation and Improvement of NDE Reliability for Inservice Inspection of Light Water Reactors (NDE Reliability) Program at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory was established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to determine the reliability of current inservice inspection (ISI) techniques and to develop recommendations that will ensure a suitably high inspection reliability. The objectives of this program include determining the reliability of ISI performed on the primary systems of commercial light-water reactors (LWRs); using probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis to determine the impact of NDE unreliability on system safety; and evaluating reliability improvements that can be achieved with improved and advanced technology. A final objective is to formulate recommended revisions to ASME Code and Regulatory requirements, based on material properties, service conditions, and NDE uncertainties. The program scope is limited to ISI of the primary systems including the piping, vessel, and other inspected components. This is a progress report covering the programmatic work from April 1988 through September 1988. 33 refs., 70 figs., 12 tabs.

  18. Final report for CCS cross-layer reliability visioning study

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    Quinn, Heather M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dehon, Andre [U. PENN; Carter, Nicj [INTEL

    2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The geometric rate of improvement of transistor size and integrated circuit performance known as Moore's Law has been an engine of growth for our economy, enabling new products and services, creating new value and wealth, increasing safety, and removing menial tasks from our daily lives. Affordable, highly integrated components have enabled both life-saving technologies and rich entertainment applications. Anti-lock brakes, insulin monitors, and GPS-enabled emergency response systems save lives. Cell phones, internet appliances, virtual worlds, realistic video games, and mp3 players enrich our lives and connect us together. Over the past 40 years of silicon scaling, the increasing capabilities of inexpensive computation have transformed our society through automation and ubiquitous communications. Looking forward, increasing unpredictability threatens our ability to continue scaling integrated circuits at Moore's Law rates. As the transistors and wires that make up integrated circuits become smaller, they display both greater differences in behavior among devices designed to be identical and greater vulnerability to transient and permanent faults. Conventional design techniques expend energy to tolerate this unpredictability by adding safety margins to a circuit's operating voltage, clock frequency or charge stored per bit. However, the rising energy costs needed to compensate for increasing unpredictability are rapidly becoming unacceptable in today's environment where power consumption is often the limiting factor on integrated circuit performance and energy efficiency is a national concern. Reliability and energy consumption are both reaching key inflection points that, together, threaten to reduce or end the benefits of feature size reduction. To continue beneficial scaling, we must use a cross-layer, Jull-system-design approach to reliability. Unlike current systems, which charge every device a substantial energy tax in order to guarantee correct operation in spite of rare events, such as one high-threshold transistor in a billion or one erroneous gate evaluation in an hour of computation, cross-layer reliability schemes make reliability management a cooperative effort across the system stack, sharing information across layers so that they only expend energy on reliability when an error actually occurs. Figure 1 illustrates an example of such a system that uses a combination of information from the application and cheap architecture-level techniques to detect errors. When an error occurs, mechanisms at higher levels in the stack correct the error, efficiently delivering correct operation to the user in spite of errors at the device or circuit levels. In the realms of memory and communication, engineers have a long history of success in tolerating unpredictable effects such as fabrication variability, transient upsets, and lifetime wear using information sharing, limited redundancy, and cross-layer approaches that anticipate, accommodate, and suppress errors. Networks use a combination of hardware and software to guarantee end-toend correctness. Error-detection and correction codes use additional information to correct the most common errors, single-bit transmission errors. When errors occur that cannot be corrected by these codes, the network protocol requests re-transmission of one or more packets until the correct data is received. Similarly, computer memory systems exploit a cross-layer division of labor to achieve high performance with modest hardware. Rather than demanding that hardware alone provide the virtual memory abstraction, software page-fault and TLB-miss handlers allow a modest piece of hardware, the TLB, to handle the common-case operations on a cyc1e-by-cycle basis while infrequent misses are handled in system software. Unfortunately, mitigating logic errors is not as simple or as well researched as memory or communication systems. This lack of understanding has led to very expensive solutions. For example, triple-modular redundancy masks errors by triplicating computations in either time or area. T

  19. Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop 2010: February 18-19, 2010

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    Kurtz, J.

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NREL's Photovoltaic (PV) Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) brings together PV reliability experts to share information, leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology--both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace.

  20. Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop 2014: February 25-26, 2014

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    Kurtz, S.

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NREL's Photovoltaic (PV) Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) brings together PV reliability experts to share information, leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology--both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace.

  1. GENETIC ALGORITHM DESIGN OF NETWORKS CONSIDERING ALL-TERMINAL RELIABILITY

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    Smith, Alice E.

    GENETIC ALGORITHM DESIGN OF NETWORKS CONSIDERING ALL-TERMINAL RELIABILITY Berna Dengiz and Fulya. The reliability and the cost of these systems are important considerations that are largely determined to solve the all-terminal network design problem when considering cost and reliability. The GA

  2. Reliability, Sufficiency, and the Decomposition of Proper Scores

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    Bröcker, Jochen

    Reliability, Sufficiency, and the Decomposition of Proper Scores Jochen Br¨ocker October 23, 2009 scoring rules allow for a decomposition into terms related to the resolution and to the reliability to forecasts for finite­valued targets. Both resolution and reliability are shown to have a positive effect

  3. Reliability-Constrained Latent Structure Peter Westfall and Kevin Henning

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    Reliability-Constrained Latent Structure Models Peter Westfall and Kevin Henning Texas Tech allow you to estimate reliability of your measure of the fuzzy concept · LSMs allow you to estimate cannot identify reliability. · LSMs cannot identify relationships between fuzzy concepts. · LSMs cannot

  4. Optimal Link Assignments for All-Terminal Network Reliability

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    Sutner, Klaus

    Optimal Link Assignments for All-Terminal Network Reliability Constantine Stivaros Computer Science are subject to failure have been exten- sively studied in the literature. Their reliability is regarded reliability measure, defined as the probability that the network remains connected after failures. Previous

  5. BAYESIAN RELIABILITY MODELING FOR MASKED SYSTEM LIFETIME DATA

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    Kuo, Lynn

    BAYESIAN RELIABILITY MODELING FOR MASKED SYSTEM LIFETIME DATA Lynn KUO \\Lambda Department to fail. The objective is to make inferences for the reliability of the components. In this paper we Title: Reliability Inference for Masked System Lifetime Data. 1. Introduction In the masked system

  6. On the reliability of seasonal forecasts Antje Weisheimer

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    Stevenson, Paul

    On the reliability of seasonal forecasts Antje Weisheimer Weisheimer to achieving a "5"? à Use reliability of non-climatological forecastsDon: · if (X) C(X) à climatological (reliable) informaDon · if (X) C(X) à

  7. Ecient Reliability Modeling and Analysis of Telecommunication Networks

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    László, Jereb

    EĂ?cient Reliability Modeling and Analysis of Telecommunication Networks #3; L#19;aszl#19;o Jereb approach which is based on a simple two-state reliability model of the network elements taking into account implemented in the network. Using these information the network performance-reliability indexes including

  8. Reliability Analysis of Deduplicated and Erasure-Coded Storage

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    Lillibridge, Mark

    Reliability Analysis of Deduplicated and Erasure-Coded Storage Xiaozhou Li Mark Lillibridge Hewlett Avenue Palo Alto, CA muysal@vmware.com ABSTRACT Space efficiency and data reliability are two primary, deduplication affects data reliability because an object's constituent chunks are often spread across a large

  9. Reliability Gain of Network Coding in Lossy Wireless Networks

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Reliability Gain of Network Coding in Lossy Wireless Networks Majid Ghaderi Department of Computer that network coding improves network reliability by reducing the number of packet retransmissions in lossy networks. However, the extent of the reliability benefit of network coding is not known. This paper

  10. Network Reliability Optimization via the Cross-Entropy Method

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    Kroese, Dirk P.

    1 Network Reliability Optimization via the Cross-Entropy Method Dirk P. Kroese, Kin-Ping Hui and reliability. Given a fixed budget, which links should be purchased in order to maximize the system's reliability? We introduce a new approach, based on the Cross-Entropy method, which can deal effectively

  11. Exploring Reliability for Automatic Identity Verification with Statistical Shape Models

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    Frangi, Alejandro

    Exploring Reliability for Automatic Identity Verification with Statistical Shape Models Federico M reliability measure of the result. In fact, the segmentation process is One ofthe drawbacks ofstatistical to a wrong result [4]. generic reliability measure for statistical shape models. It This problem

  12. Bayesian Networks and Evidence Theory to Model Complex Systems Reliability

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Bayesian Networks and Evidence Theory to Model Complex Systems Reliability Ch. SIMON, Ph. WEBER, E.levrat}@cran.uhp-nancy.fr Abstract-- This paper deals with the use of Bayesian Net- works to compute system reliability of complex systems un- der epistemic uncertainty. In the context of incompleteness of reliability data

  13. Reliability of Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems in the Presence

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    Hayat, Majeed M.

    Reliability of Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems in the Presence of Correlated Failures Jorge E. Pezoa, Member, IEEE and Majeed M. Hayat, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--While the reliability) fail independently, the impact of correlated failures of CEs on the reliability remains an open

  14. CSCI 668: Reliability MWF 11:0011:50 Jones 302

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    Leemis, Larry

    CSCI 668: Reliability Fall, 2012 MWF 11:00­11:50 Jones 302 Instructor: Larry Leemis Office: Jones Purpose: This course introduces probabilistic models and statistical methods used in reliability reliability theory at the level of the current archival literature. This semester, you will read articles from

  15. Reliability: The Other Dimension of Quality William Q. Meeker

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    Reliability: The Other Dimension of Quality William Q. Meeker Department of Statistics Iowa State extension of the revolution in product quality is to turn focus to product reliability, which is defined the relationship between engineering quality and reliability and outline the role of statistics and statisticians

  16. Reliability Analysis of Deduplicated and Erasure-Coded Storage

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    Lillibridge, Mark

    Reliability Analysis of Deduplicated and Erasure-Coded Storage Xiaozhou Li Mark Lillibridge Mustafa reliability are two primary concerns for modern storage systems. Chunk-based deduplication, which breaks up for saving storage space. However, deduplication affects data reliability because an object's constituent

  17. A note on independent-disjoint analysis of network reliability

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    Traldi, Lorenzo

    A note on independent-disjoint analysis of network reliability R. E. Andersen Department include both SDPs and OBDDs, and are well suited for network reliability computations. Keywords. Sum of disjoint products; Binary decision diagram; Net- work reliability; Boolean function 1 #12;Network

  18. Structural Reliability Analysis for One Dimensional, Two Phase Miscible Flow

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    New York at Stoney Brook, State University of

    Structural Reliability Analysis for One Dimensional, Two Phase Miscible Flow David A. Coker­3600 December 22, 1992 Abstract An analytic structural reliability analysis is performed for first contact mis of the permeability. Key words: miscible flow, reliability methods, sensitivity analysis AMS(MOS): 35R60, 62N05,

  19. On some statistical aspects of software testing and reliability

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    Coolen, Frank

    On some statistical aspects of software testing and reliability Frank P.A. Coolen Abstract and reliability. Several difficulties are highlighted and several research challenges are discussed. Overall useful inferences on software reliability if the statistical methods are considered to be an `add

  20. Seeking Reliability in Freedom: The Case of F/OSS

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    Indiana University

    Chapter 15 Seeking Reliability in Freedom: The Case of F/OSS Hamid R. Ekbia and Les Gasser Abstract The risks and hazards involved in computerized environments have turned "reliability" into a major is that more reliable, secure, and efficient software can be produced under the free/open source software (F

  1. On the Reliability of Wireless Sensor Networks Communications

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    On the Reliability of Wireless Sensor Networks Communications Alexandre Mouradian and Isabelle Aug applications, which must meet time and reliability requirements. Works on the real-time ca- pability of WSNs have been proposed [1]. In this paper we propose to study the achievable reliability of WSNs, tacking

  2. Development of a Successful Program in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering

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    Bernstein, Joseph B.

    and Maintainability Center The Maintenance and Reliability Center is a university - industry association dedicated at UT · Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) ­ University - industry association dedicated and reliability technologies and management principles ­ Industrial Center since 1996 with ~30 members

  3. Estimation of Photovoltaic System Reliability and Performance Metrics

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    Liberzon, Daniel

    1 Estimation of Photovoltaic System Reliability and Performance Metrics Sairaj V. Dhople, Student reliability and perfor- mance analysis of grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems is for- mulated using Markov and energy yield, and reliability metrics such as availability. The paper also provides an analytical method

  4. RELIABILITY COMPARISON MODELS FOR OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES (OWT)

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    Bernstein, Joseph B.

    RELIABILITY COMPARISON MODELS FOR OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES (OWT) Yizhou Lu, T. M. Delorm, A. Christou of the reliability of these 5 Types Surrogate failure rate data Onshore wind turbines (OT) 1-1.5MW CONCLUSIONS., Faulstich, S. & van Bussel G. J. W. Reliability & availability of wind turbine electrical & electronic

  5. Reliable Ad Hoc Group Communication using Local Neighborhoods

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    Richard III, Golden G.

    1 Reliable Ad Hoc Group Communication using Local Neighborhoods Lawrence Klos, Golden G. Richard Abstract - In this paper an enhanced reliability protocol added to the ODMRP multicast ad hoc protocol by operational phase. Index Terms ­ Mobile Networking, Ad Hoc Wireless, Multicast, Reliable, ODMRP. I

  6. Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop 2011: February 16-17, 2011

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    Kurtz, S.

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NREL's Photovoltaic (PV) Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) brings together PV reliability experts to share information, leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology--both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace.

  7. Opis: Reliable Distributed Systems in OCaml Pierre-Evariste Dagand

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    Kuncak, Viktor

    Opis: Reliable Distributed Systems in OCaml Pierre-´Evariste Dagand ENS Cachan-Bretagne, France concurrent and distributed systems, making them more widespread and more reliable. Among several models and imple- mentation challenges in developing reliable distributed sys- tems, making the field an excellent

  8. Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Reliable Distributed Systems

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    Firenze, Universitŕ degli Studi di

    Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Reliable Distributed Systems Shambhu J. Upadhyaya, Senior Member, designers, and implementers of distributed systems, with emphasis on system properties such as reliability with the 19th IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems held at Nuernberg, Germany, 2000, but the topics

  9. Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop 2012: February 28 - March 1, 2012

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    Kurtz, S.

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NREL's Photovoltaic (PV) Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) brings together PV reliability experts to share information, leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology--both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace.

  10. Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop 2013: February 26-27, 2013

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    Kurtz, S.

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NREL's Photovoltaic (PV) Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) brings together PV reliability experts to share information, leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology--both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace.

  11. A QUALITY CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR BUS SCHEDULE RELIABILITY

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    A QUALITY CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR BUS SCHEDULE RELIABILITY JIE LIN*, University of Illinois Institute A QUALITY CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR BUS SCHEDULE RELIABILITY Abstract This paper develops and demonstrates a quality control framework for bus schedule reliability. Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) devices

  12. NREL: Performance and Reliability R&D - Real-Time Reliability R&D

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the Contributions and AchievementsResearchReliability WorkshopsReal-Time Reliability

  13. Real Time Grid Reliability Management 2005

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    Eto, Joe; Eto, Joe; Lesieutre, Bernard; Lewis, Nancy Jo; Parashar, Manu

    2008-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The increased need to manage California?s electricity grid in real time is a result of the ongoing transition from a system operated by vertically-integrated utilities serving native loads to one operated by an independent system operator supporting competitive energy markets. During this transition period, the traditional approach to reliability management -- construction of new transmission lines -- has not been pursued due to unresolved issues related to the financing and recovery of transmission project costs. In the absence of investments in new transmission infrastructure, the best strategy for managing reliability is to equip system operators with better real-time information about actual operating margins so that they can better understand and manage the risk of operating closer to the edge. A companion strategy is to address known deficiencies in offline modeling tools that are needed to ground the use of improved real-time tools. This project: (1) developed and conducted first-ever demonstrations of two prototype real-time software tools for voltage security assessment and phasor monitoring; and (2) prepared a scoping study on improving load and generator response models. Additional funding through two separate subsequent work authorizations has already been provided to build upon the work initiated in this project.

  14. Adhesion and Thin-Film Module Reliability

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    McMahon, T. J.; Jorgenson, G. J.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Among the infrequently measured but essential properties for thin-film (T-F) module reliability are the interlayer adhesion and cohesion within a layer. These can be cell contact layers to glass, contact layers to the semiconductor, encapsulant to cell, glass, or backsheet, etc. We use an Instron mechanical testing unit to measure peel strengths at 90deg or 180deg and, in some cases, a scratch and tape pull test to evaluate inter-cell layer adhesion strengths. We present peel strength data for test specimens laminated from the three T-F technologies, before and after damp heat, and in one instance at elevated temperatures. On laminated T-F cell samples, failure can occur uniformly at any one of the many interfaces, or non-uniformly across the peel area at more than one interface. Some peel strengths are Lt1 N/mm. This is far below the normal ethylene vinyl acetate/glass interface values of >10 N/mm. We measure a wide range of adhesion strengths and suggest that adhesion measured under higher temperature and relative humidity conditions is more relevant for module reliability.

  15. Investigation of a high pressure implosive technique for metal powder compaction

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    Garrett, Donald Richard

    1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Permanent Address ? 314 Brookside Dr. , Bryan, Texas 77801 Donald R. Garrett received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy in 1958. Mr. Garrett was a military training instructor in the U. S. A. F. and a jet aircraft in...INVESTIGATION OF A HIGH PRESSURE IMPLOSIVE TECHNIQUE FOR METAL POWDER COMPACTION A Thesis DONALD RICHARD GARRETT Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER...

  16. Reliable, Economic, Efficient CO2 Heat Pump Water Heater for North America

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    Radcliff, Thomas D; Sienel, Tobias; Huff, Hans-Joachim; Thompson, Adrian; Sadegh, Payman; Olsommer, Benoit; Park, Young

    2006-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Adoption of heat pump water heating technology for commercial hot water could save up to 0.4 quads of energy and 5 million metric tons of CO2 production annually in North America, but industry perception is that this technology does not offer adequate performance or reliability and comes at too high of a cost. Development and demonstration of a CO2 heat pump water heater is proposed to reduce these barriers to adoption. Three major themes are addressed: market analysis to understand barriers to adoption, use of advanced reliability models to design optimum qualification test plans, and field testing of two phases of water heater prototypes. Market experts claim that beyond good performance, market adoption requires 'drop and forget' system reliability and a six month payback of first costs. Performance, reliability and cost targets are determined and reliability models are developed to evaluate the minimum testing required to meet reliability targets. Three phase 1 prototypes are designed and installed in the field. Based on results from these trials a product specification is developed and a second phase of five field trial units are built and installed. These eight units accumulate 11 unit-years of service including 15,650 hours and 25,242 cycles of compressor operation. Performance targets can be met. An availability of 60% is achieved and the capability to achieve >90% is demonstrated, but overall reliability is below target, with an average of 3.6 failures/unit-year on the phase 2 demonstration. Most reliability issues are shown to be common to new HVAC products, giving high confidence in mature product reliability, but the need for further work to minimize leaks and ensure reliability of the electronic expansion valve is clear. First cost is projected to be above target, leading to an expectation of 8-24 month payback when substituted for an electric water heater. Despite not meeting all targets, arguments are made that an industry leader could sufficiently develop this technology to impact the water heater market in the near term.

  17. Reliable Networking Infrastructures A Brief Overview of Research in Reliable Networking

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    Wichmann, Felix

    Institute FOKUS, Berlin ++ www.fokus.fraunhofer.de/go/innovation ++ 11­2009 #12;Security Reliable Networking structure (RNI) Group Launched by Dr.Yacine Rebahi and Dragos Ving arzan at Fraunhofer FOKUS. Senior at the Fraunhofer FOKUS competence center NGNI. Prior to joining FOKUS in 2002, he worked at Ericsson in Voice over

  18. Review of Quantitative Software Reliability Methods

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    Chu, T.L.; Yue, M.; Martinez-Guridi, M.; Lehner, J.

    2010-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The current U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing process for digital systems rests on deterministic engineering criteria. In its 1995 probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) policy statement, the Commission encouraged the use of PRA technology in all regulatory matters to the extent supported by the state-of-the-art in PRA methods and data. Although many activities have been completed in the area of risk-informed regulation, the risk-informed analysis process for digital systems has not yet been satisfactorily developed. Since digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems are expected to play an increasingly important role in nuclear power plant (NPP) safety, the NRC established a digital system research plan that defines a coherent set of research programs to support its regulatory needs. One of the research programs included in the NRC's digital system research plan addresses risk assessment methods and data for digital systems. Digital I&C systems have some unique characteristics, such as using software, and may have different failure causes and/or modes than analog I&C systems; hence, their incorporation into NPP PRAs entails special challenges. The objective of the NRC's digital system risk research is to identify and develop methods, analytical tools, and regulatory guidance for (1) including models of digital systems into NPP PRAs, and (2) using information on the risks of digital systems to support the NRC's risk-informed licensing and oversight activities. For several years, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has worked on NRC projects to investigate methods and tools for the probabilistic modeling of digital systems, as documented mainly in NUREG/CR-6962 and NUREG/CR-6997. However, the scope of this research principally focused on hardware failures, with limited reviews of software failure experience and software reliability methods. NRC also sponsored research at the Ohio State University investigating the modeling of digital systems using dynamic PRA methods. These efforts, documented in NUREG/CR-6901, NUREG/CR-6942, and NUREG/CR-6985, included a functional representation of the system's software but did not explicitly address failure modes caused by software defects or by inadequate design requirements. An important identified research need is to establish a commonly accepted basis for incorporating the behavior of software into digital I&C system reliability models for use in PRAs. To address this need, BNL is exploring the inclusion of software failures into the reliability models of digital I&C systems, such that their contribution to the risk of the associated NPP can be assessed.

  19. Reliability analysis and prediction of mixed mode load using Markov Chain Model

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    Nikabdullah, N. [Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia); Singh, S. S. K.; Alebrahim, R.; Azizi, M. A. [Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia); K, Elwaleed A. [Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia); Noorani, M. S. M. [School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)

    2014-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this paper is to present the reliability analysis and prediction of mixed mode loading by using a simple two state Markov Chain Model for an automotive crankshaft. The reliability analysis and prediction for any automotive component or structure is important for analyzing and measuring the failure to increase the design life, eliminate or reduce the likelihood of failures and safety risk. The mechanical failures of the crankshaft are due of high bending and torsion stress concentration from high cycle and low rotating bending and torsional stress. The Markov Chain was used to model the two states based on the probability of failure due to bending and torsion stress. In most investigations it revealed that bending stress is much serve than torsional stress, therefore the probability criteria for the bending state would be higher compared to the torsion state. A statistical comparison between the developed Markov Chain Model and field data was done to observe the percentage of error. The reliability analysis and prediction was derived and illustrated from the Markov Chain Model were shown in the Weibull probability and cumulative distribution function, hazard rate and reliability curve and the bathtub curve. It can be concluded that Markov Chain Model has the ability to generate near similar data with minimal percentage of error and for a practical application; the proposed model provides a good accuracy in determining the reliability for the crankshaft under mixed mode loading.

  20. Defect localization, characterization and reliability assessment in emerging photovoltaic devices.

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    Yang, Benjamin Bing-Yeh; Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis; Haase, Gad S.; Tangyunyong, Paiboon; Cole, Edward Isaac,; Okandan, Murat; Nielson, Gregory N.

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microsystems-enabled photovoltaics (MEPV) can potentially meet increasing demands for light-weight, portable, photovoltaic solutions with high power density and efficiency. The study in this report examines failure analysis techniques to perform defect localization and evaluate MEPV modules. CMOS failure analysis techniques, including electroluminescence, light-induced voltage alteration, thermally-induced voltage alteration, optical beam induced current, and Seabeck effect imaging were successfully adapted to characterize MEPV modules. The relative advantages of each approach are reported. In addition, the effects of exposure to reverse bias and light stress are explored. MEPV was found to have good resistance to both kinds of stressors. The results form a basis for further development of failure analysis techniques for MEPVs of different materials systems or multijunction MEPVs. The incorporation of additional stress factors could be used to develop a reliability model to generate lifetime predictions for MEPVs as well as uncover opportunities for future design improvements.

  1. Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan : Final Environmental Impact Statement.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A specific need exists in the Puget Sound area for balance between east-west transmission capacity and the increasing demand to import power generated east of the Cascades. At certain times of the year, and during certain conditions, there is more demand for power in the Puget Sound area than the transmission system and existing generation can reliably supply. This high demand, called peak demand occurs during the winter months when unusually cold weather increases electricity use for heating. The existing power system can supply enough power if no emergencies occur. However, during emergencies the system will not operate properly. As demand grows, the system becomes more strained. To meet demand, the rate of growth of demand must be reduced or the ability to serve the demand must be increased, or both.

  2. Radioisotope thermoelectric generator reliability and safety

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    Campbell, R.; Klein, J.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are numerous occasions when a planetary mission requires energy in remote areas of the solar system. Anytime power is required much beyond Mars or the Asteroid Belts, solar power is not an option. The radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) was developed for such a mission requirement. It is a relatively small and lightweight power source that can produce power under adverse conditions. Just this type of source has become the backbone of the power system for far outer plant exploration. Voyagers I and II are utilizing RTGs, which will soon power the Galileo spacecraft to Jupiter and the Ulysses spacecraft to study the solar poles. The paper discusses RTG operation including thermoelectric design, converter design, general-purpose heat source; RTG reliability including design, testing, experience, and launch approval; and RTG safety issues and methods of ensuring safety.

  3. Advancing Usability Evaluation through Human Reliability Analysis

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    Ronald L. Boring; David I. Gertman

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper introduces a novel augmentation to the current heuristic usability evaluation methodology. The SPAR-H human reliability analysis method was developed for categorizing human performance in nuclear power plants. Despite the specialized use of SPAR-H for safety critical scenarios, the method also holds promise for use in commercial off-the-shelf software usability evaluations. The SPAR-H method shares task analysis underpinnings with human-computer interaction, and it can be easily adapted to incorporate usability heuristics as performance shaping factors. By assigning probabilistic modifiers to heuristics, it is possible to arrive at the usability error probability (UEP). This UEP is not a literal probability of error but nonetheless provides a quantitative basis to heuristic evaluation. When combined with a consequence matrix for usability errors, this method affords ready prioritization of usability issues.

  4. Increasing positive displacement charging pump reliability

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    Wade, J.H. III [Entergy Operations, Inc., Killona, LA (United States)

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of positive displacement pumps in many PWRs is an integral part of providing reactivity control via the Chemical and Volume Control system. This usually requires the continuous operation of at least one pump, typically with a flow rate of 44 gpm {at} 2,310 psig (167 lpm {at} 160 bar). Some PWRs use multiple pumps, and vary the letdown, while others use variable speed pumps. Regardless, the charging pumps run continuously. With the amount of reciprocating mass, differential pressure, and friction, it is a battle to maintain the pumps in peak operating condition for long periods of time. This paper will show how Entergy Operations` Waterford 3 SES was able to increase the reliability of the positive displacement Charging Pumps. Many different solutions were evaluated, and several adopted. The results are undeniable, as availability has increased and O and M costs have been reduced by 90% over 6 years.

  5. Reliability analysis of steel-containment strength

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    Greimann, L.G.; Fanous, F.; Wold-Tinsae, A.; Ketalaar, D.; Lin, T.; Bluhm, D.

    1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A best estimate and uncertainty assessment of the resistance of the St. Lucie, Cherokee, Perry, WPPSS and Browns Ferry containment vessels was performed. The Monte Carlo simulation technique and second moment approach were compared as a means of calculating the probability distribution of the containment resistance. A uniform static internal pressure was used and strain ductility was taken as the failure criterion. Approximate methods were developed and calibrated with finite element analysis. Both approximate and finite element analyses were performed on the axisymmetric containment structure. An uncertainty assessment of the containment strength was then performed by the second moment reliability method. Based upon the approximate methods, the cumulative distribution for the resistance of each of the five containments (shell modes only) is presented.

  6. HUMAN RELIABILITY ANALYSIS FOR COMPUTERIZED PROCEDURES

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    Ronald L. Boring; David I. Gertman; Katya Le Blanc

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper provides a characterization of human reliability analysis (HRA) issues for computerized procedures in nuclear power plant control rooms. It is beyond the scope of this paper to propose a new HRA approach or to recommend specific methods or refinements to those methods. Rather, this paper provides a review of HRA as applied to traditional paper-based procedures, followed by a discussion of what specific factors should additionally be considered in HRAs for computerized procedures. Performance shaping factors and failure modes unique to computerized procedures are highlighted. Since there is no definitive guide to HRA for paper-based procedures, this paper also serves to clarify the existing guidance on paper-based procedures before delving into the unique aspects of computerized procedures.

  7. Nuclear Power - Control, Reliability and Human Factors

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    Instrumentation and Control 49 H.M. Hashemian Chapter 4 Design Considerations for the Implementation of a Mobile IP Telephony System in a Nuclear Power Plant 67 J. Garc?a-Hern?ndez, J. C. Vel?zquez- Hern?ndez, C. F. Garc?a-Hern?ndez and M. A. Vallejo-Alarc?n... Reliability K s e n i i a Sapoz h n i k o v a and Roald Tayma n o v D.I.Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology, Russia 1. Introduction At present, a great number of embedded sens o r devi c es provi d e monito r i n g of operat i n g condi t io n...

  8. Human Reliability Analysis for Small Modular Reactors

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    Ronald L. Boring; David I. Gertman

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Because no human reliability analysis (HRA) method was specifically developed for small modular reactors (SMRs), the application of any current HRA method to SMRs represents tradeoffs. A first- generation HRA method like THERP provides clearly defined activity types, but these activity types do not map to the human-system interface or concept of operations confronting SMR operators. A second- generation HRA method like ATHEANA is flexible enough to be used for SMR applications, but there is currently insufficient guidance for the analyst, requiring considerably more first-of-a-kind analyses and extensive SMR expertise in order to complete a quality HRA. Although no current HRA method is optimized to SMRs, it is possible to use existing HRA methods to identify errors, incorporate them as human failure events in the probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), and quantify them. In this paper, we provided preliminary guidance to assist the human reliability analyst and reviewer in understanding how to apply current HRA methods to the domain of SMRs. While it is possible to perform a satisfactory HRA using existing HRA methods, ultimately it is desirable to formally incorporate SMR considerations into the methods. This may require the development of new HRA methods. More practicably, existing methods need to be adapted to incorporate SMRs. Such adaptations may take the form of guidance on the complex mapping between conventional light water reactors and small modular reactors. While many behaviors and activities are shared between current plants and SMRs, the methods must adapt if they are to perform a valid and accurate analysis of plant personnel performance in SMRs.

  9. Commentary: Risk Management and Reliability Design for Buildings

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    Berry, Dennis L.; Cranwell, Robert M.; Hunter, Regina L.

    1999-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Where there is a significant actuarial basis for decision making (e.g., the occurrence of fires in single-family dwellings), there is little incentive for formal risk management. Formal risk assessments are most useful in those cases where the value of the structure is high, many people may be affected, the societal perception of risk is high, consequences of a mishap would be severe, and the actuarial uncertainty is large. For these cases, there is little opportunity to obtain the necessary experiential data to make informed decisions, and the consequences in terms of money, lives, and societal confidence are severe enough to warrant a formal risk assessment. Other important factors include the symbolic value of the structure and vulnerability to single point failures. It is unlikely that formal risk management and assessment practices will or should replace the proven institutions of building codes and engineering practices. Nevertheless, formal risk assessment can provide valuable insights into the hazards threatening high-value and high-risk (perceived or actual) buildings and structures, which can in turn be translated into improved public health, safety, and security. The key is to choose and apply the right assessment tool to match the structure in question. Design-for-reliability concepts can be applied to buildings, bridges, transportation sys- tems, dams, and other structures. The use of these concepts could have the dual benefits of lowering life-cycle costs by reducing the necessity for maintenance and repair and of enhancing the saiiety and security of the structure's users.

  10. Reviewing progress in PJM's capacity market structure via the new reliability pricing model

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    Sener, Adil Caner; Kimball, Stefan

    2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Reliability Pricing Model introduces significant changes to the capacity market structure of PJM. The main feature of the RPM design is a downward-sloping demand curve, which replaces the highly volatile vertical demand curve. The authors review the latest RPM structure, results of the auctions, and the future course of the implementation process. (author)

  11. Producing reliable and robust software has become one of the most important software development concerns in

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    Childers, Bruce

    development concerns in recent years. Testing is a process by which software quality can be assured through the collection of infor- mation. While testing can improve software reliability, current tools typically are inflexible and have high over- heads, making it challenging to test large software projects. In this paper

  12. Characterizing Application Memory Error Vulnerability to Optimize Datacenter Cost via Heterogeneous-Reliability Memory

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    Mutlu, Onur

    Characterizing Application Memory Error Vulnerability to Optimize Datacenter Cost via Heterogeneous--Memory devices represent a key component of datacenter total cost of ownership (TCO), and techniques used, we make three main con- tributions to enable highly-reliable servers at low datacenter cost. First

  13. Integrating Redundancy Management and Real-time Services for Ultra Reliable Control Systems

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    Younis, Mohamed

    that their functional semantic is coupled with temporal correctness. Not only the embedded computer needs to perform with that algorithm. Some of the real-time applications are also safety-critical and require high level of reliability and fault-tolerance to ensure uninterrupted service that might risk the safety of the system. Avionics

  14. Reliability and validity of brief psychosocial measures related to dietary behaviors

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    Norman, Gregory J; Carlson, Jordan A; Sallis, James F; Wagner, Nicole; Calfas, Karen J; Patrick, Kevin

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    as: Norman et al. , Reliability and validity of brief46. 31. Shrout PE: Measurement reliability and agreement inRESEARCH Open Access Reliability and validity of brief

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  16. Reliability-based framework for fatigue damage prognosis of bonded structural elements in aerospace composite structures

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    Gobbato, Maurizio

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    H. Asada, and S. Ito, Reliability of aircraft structuresH.O. Madsen, Structural reliability methods , Wiley, WestH. Asada, and S. Ito, Reliability of aircraft structures

  17. Reliability-based characterization of prefabricated FRP composites for rehabilitation of concrete structures

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    Jin, Sung-Jun

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Material Variability in Reliability Analysis of FRPStatistical Analysis of Reliability and Life-Testing Models,SE 224: Structural Reliability and Risk Analysis, Course

  18. Investigation of the Role of Trap States in Solar Cell Reliability using Photothermal Deflection Spectroscopy

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    Bezryadina, Anna Sergeyevna

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of PV materials Reliability of photovoltaic materials isof photovoltaic (PV) technologies. PV reliability andPhotovoltaic’s Properties and Characterization .. 9 1.5. Degradation and Reliability

  19. The Unfulfilled Promise: The Development of Operational Art in the U.S. Military, 1973-1997

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    Park, Francis

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examines the theory, doctrine, and practice of operational art in the U.S. military starting in the early 1970s after the end of the Vietnam War to the mid 1990s after Operation Desert Storm. Using a model of ...

  20. Abstract--In the control of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles in future military operations, it will be critical to provide goal-

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    of unmanned underwater and aerial vehicles, which included the automatic target recognition acknowledgement1 Abstract-- In the control of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles in future military operations heterogeneous unmanned vehicles (UVs). The DCDT was applied to several decision making processes involving a mix