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Test Drive: Honda FCX Clarity | Department of Energy  

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Honda Transmission Technical Center  

High Performance Buildings Database

Russells Point, OH The Honda Transmission Technical Center is located on the Honda of America Manufacturing Plant facility site in Russells Point, Ohio. This facility is used for product engineering and market quality testing and analysis of automatic transmissions. The building contains a large workshop area for ten cars, a future dynamometer, two laboratories, an open office area, three conference rooms, a break room, restrooms, and related support areas.

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation Scholarship 2013/2014 www.fcx.com Page 1 of 4 Revised 1/22/13  

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation Scholarship ­ 2013/2014 www.fcx.com Page 1 of 4 Revised 1/22/13 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) is a leading international mining company with headquarters and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. FCX is the world's largest publicly traded copper

Tipple, Brett

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Honda Gen II Insight HEV Accelerated Testing - August 2012  

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

Honda Gen II Insight HEV Accelerated Testing - August 2012 Two model year 2010 Honda Generation II Insight hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) entered Accelerated testing during July...

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Mike Honda | Department of Energy  

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QER- Comment of Honda Motor Co., Inc.  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Attached please find comments for the record for the Quadrennial Energy Review : Comment on the Public Meeting Enhancing Infrastructure Resiliency, Held April 11, 2014, Washington, D.C. filed on behalf of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. If you have any questions, please contact the undersigned.

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AVTA: Honda Insight HEV 2010 Testing Results  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2010 Honda Insight hybrid-electric vehicle. Baseline and other data collected at Idaho National Laboratory is in the attached documents. Baseline and battery testing data collected at Argonne National Laboratory is available in summary and CSV form on the Argonne Downloadable Dynometer Database site (http://www.transportation.anl.gov/D3/2010_honda_insight.html). Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing.

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AVTA: 2010 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Downloadable Dynamometer Database...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

CR-Z Hybrid Downloadable Dynamometer Database Reports AVTA: 2010 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Downloadable Dynamometer Database Reports The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle...

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AVTA: Honda Civic HEV 2013 Testing Results  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2013 Honda Civic hybrid electric vehicle. The baseline performance testing provides a point of comparison for the other test results. Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing.

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AVTA: Honda CRZ HEV 2011 Testing Results  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2011 Honda CRZ hybrid electric vehicle. The baseline performance testing provides a point of comparison for the other test results. Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing. This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory.

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2010 Honda Insight VIN 0141 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test...  

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2 2010 Honda Insight VIN 0141 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results Tyler Gray Mathew Shirk January 2013 The Idaho National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy...

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2010 Honda Insight VIN 1748 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test...  

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3 2010 Honda Insight VIN 1748 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results Tyler Gray Matthew Shirk January 2013 The Idaho National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy...

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Secretary Chu to Join Representatives Lofgren and Honda at the...  

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

Honda at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory The World's First Free-Electron X-ray Laser Secretary Chu Dedicates World's Most Powerful X-ray Laser Energy Secretary Chu to...

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AVTA: 2012 CNG Honda Civic Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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

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Honda: North American Manufacturing Facilities | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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AVTA: 2011 Honda CRZ HEV Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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

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Model year 2010 Honda insight level-1 testing report.  

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As a part of the US Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA), a model year 2010 Honda Insight was procured by eTec (Phoenix, AZ) and sent to ANL's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility for the purposes of vehicle-level testing in support of the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA). Data was acquired during testing using non-intrusive sensors, vehicle network information, and facilities equipment (emissions and dynamometer data). Standard drive cycles, performance cycles, steady-state cycles and A/C usage cycles were tested. Much of this data is openly available for download in ANL's Downloadable Dynamometer Database (D3). The major results are shown here in this report. Given the preliminary nature of this assessment, the majority of the testing was done over standard regulatory cycles and seeks to obtain a general overview of how the vehicle performs. These cycles include the US FTP cycle (Urban) and Highway Fuel Economy Test cycle as well as the US06, a more aggressive supplemental regulatory cycle. Data collection for this testing was kept at a fairly high level and includes emissions and fuel measurements from an exhaust emissions bench, high-voltage and accessory current and voltage from a DC power analyzer, and CAN bus data such as engine speed, engine load, and electric machine operation when available. The following sections will seek to explain some of the basic operating characteristics of the MY2010 Insight and provide insight into unique features of its operation and design.

Rask, E.; Bocci, D.; Duoba, M.; Lohse-Busch, H. (Energy Systems)

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Water Clarity Simulant for K East Basin Filtration Testing  

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This document provides a simulant formulation intended to mimic the behavior of the suspended solids in the K East (KE) Basin fuel storage pool. The simulant will be used to evaluate alternative filtration apparatus to improve Basin water clarity and to possibly replace the existing sandfilter. The simulant was formulated based on the simulant objectives, the key identified parameters important to filtration, the composition and character of the KE Basin suspended sludge particles, and consideration of properties of surrogate materials.

Schmidt, Andrew J.

2006-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Testing of an UltraBattery-Equipped Honda Civic Hybrid  

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The UltraBattery Retrofit Project DP1.8 and Carbon Enriched Project C3, performed by ECOtality North America (ECOtality) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC), are established to demonstrate the suitability of advanced lead battery technology in hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs). A profile, termed the Simulated Honda Civic HEV Profile (SHCHEVP) has been developed in Project DP1.8 in order to provide reproducible laboratory evaluations of different battery types under real-world HEV conditions. The cycle is based on the Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule and Highway Fuel Economy Test cycles and simulates operation of a battery pack in a Honda Civic HEV. One pass through the SHCHEVP takes 2,140 seconds and simulates 17.7 miles of driving. A complete nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack was removed from a Honda Civic HEV and operated under SHCHEVP to validate the profile. The voltage behavior and energy balance of the battery during this operation was virtually the same as that displayed by the battery when in the Honda Civic operating on the dynamometer under the Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule and Highway Fuel Economy Test cycles, thus confirming the efficacy of the simulated profile. An important objective of the project has been to benchmark the performance of the UltraBatteries manufactured by both Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd., Japan (Furakawa) and East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. (East Penn). Accordingly, UltraBattery packs from both Furakawa and East Penn have been characterized under a range of conditions. Resistance measurements and capacity tests at various rates show that both battery types are very similar in performance. Both technologies, as well as a standard lead-acid module (included for baseline data), were evaluated under a simple HEV screening test. Both Furakawa and East Penn UltraBattery packs operated for over 32,000 HEV cycles, with minimal loss in performance; whereas the standard lead-acid unit experienced significant degradation after only 6,273 cycles. The high-carbon, ALABC battery manufactured in Project C3 also was tested under the advanced HEV schedule. Its performance was significantly better than the standard lead-acid unit, but was still inferior compared with the UltraBattery. The batteries supplied by Exide as part of the C3 Project performed well under the HEV screening test, especially at high temperatures. The results suggest that higher operating temperatures may improve the performance of lead-acid-based technologies operated under HEV conditionsit is recommended that life studies be conducted on these technologies under such conditions.

Sally (Xiaolei) Sun; Tyler Gray; Pattie Hovorka; Jeffrey Wishart; Donald Karner; James Francfort

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing Surface Temperature and Clarity of Kuwait's Seawaters Using Remotely Sensed Measurements and GIS Analyses  

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Kuwait sea surface temperature (SST) and water clarity are important water characteristics that influence the entire Kuwait coastal ecosystem. The aim of this project was to study the spatial and temporal distributions of ...

Alsahli, Mohammad M. M.

2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFICACY OF FILTRATION PROCESSES TO OBTAIN WATER CLARITY AT K EAST SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL (SNF) BASIN  

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The objective is to provide water clarity to the K East Basin via filtration processes. Several activities are planned that will challenge not only the capacity of the existing ion exchange modules to perform as needed but also the current filtration system to maintain water clarity. Among the planned activities are containerization of sludge, removal of debris, and hydrolasing the basin walls to remove contamination.

DUNCAN JB

2006-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 Honda Civic Hybrid UltraBattery Conversion 5577 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Program consists of vehicle, battery, and infrastructure testing on advanced technology related to transportation. The activity includes tests on hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), including testing the HEV batteries when both the vehicles and batteries are new and at the conclusion of on-road fleet testing. This report documents battery testing performed for the 2010 Honda Civic HEV UltraBattery Conversion (VIN JHMFA3F24AS005577). Battery testing was performed by the Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation dba ECOtality North America. The Idaho National Laboratory and ECOtality North America collaborate on the AVTA for the Vehicle Technologies Program of the DOE.

Tyler Gray; Matthew Shirk; Jeffrey Wishart

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2011 HONDA CR-Z 2982 - HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY TEST RESULTS  

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The U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Program consists of vehicle, battery, and infrastructure testing on advanced technology related to transportation. The activity includes tests on hybrid electric vehicles, including testing traction batteries when both the vehicles and batteries are new and at the conclusion of 160,000 miles of on-road fleet testing. This report documents battery testing performed for the 2011 Honda CR-Z (VIN JHMZF1C64BS002982). Battery testing was performed by Intertek Testing Services NA. The Idaho National Laboratory and Intertek collaborate on the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity for the Vehicle Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Gray, Tyler [Interek; Shirk, Matthew [Idaho National Laboratory; Wishart, Jeffrey [Interek

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2011 Honda CR-Z 4466 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results  

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The U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Program consists of vehicle, battery, and infrastructure testing on advanced technology related to transportation. The activity includes tests on hybrid electric vehicles, including testing traction batteries when both the vehicles and batteries are new and at the conclusion of 160,000 miles of on-road fleet testing. This report documents battery testing performed for the 2011 Honda CR-Z (VIN JHMZF1C67BS004466). Battery testing was performed by Intertek Testing Services NA. The Idaho National Laboratory and Intertek collaborate on the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity for the Vehicle Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tyler Gray; Matthew Shirk; Jeffrey Wishart

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 Honda Insight VIN 0141 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Program consists of vehicle, battery, and infrastructure testing on advanced technology related to transportation. The activity includes tests on hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), including testing the HEV batteries when both the vehicles and batteries are new and at the conclusion of 160,000 miles of on road fleet testing. This report documents battery testing performed for the 2010 Honda Insight HEV (VIN: JHMZE2H78AS010141). Battery testing was performed by the Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation dba ECOtality North America. The Idaho National Laboratory and ECOtality North America collaborate on the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity for the Vehicle Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tyler Gray

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 Honda Insight VIN 1748 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Program consists of vehicle, battery, and infrastructure testing on advanced technology related to transportation. The activity includes tests on hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), including testing the HEV batteries when both the vehicles and batteries are new and at the conclusion of 160,000 miles of on road fleet testing. This report documents battery testing performed for the 2010 Honda Insight HEV (VIN: JHMZE2H59AS011748). Battery testing was performed by the Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation dba ECOtality North America. The Idaho National Laboratory and ECOtality North America collaborate on the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity for the Vehicle Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tyler Gray; Matthew Shirk

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ALL-CLEAR IMAGE BASED SYNTHESIS USING CLARITY DEGREE Xun Cao, Su Xue, Qionghai Dai(Senior Member, IEEE )  

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handling complex scenes of difficult geometry, so IBR is suitable for building practical 3D display system with varying local focal plane settings, that is, "put into focus". Computing a geometry model [2, 3] totally change energies (MCE) are well consistent with the human vision system's feeling of "clarity

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle End-Of-Life Testing On Honda Insights, Gen I Civics And Toyota Gen I Priuses  

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This technical report details the end-of-life fuel efficiency and battery testing on two model year 2001 Honda Insight hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), two model year 2003 Honda Civic HEVs, and two model year 2002 Toyota Prius HEVs. The end-of-life testing was conducted after each vehicle has been operated for approximately 160,000 miles. This testing was conducted by the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA). The AVTA is part of DOEs FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program. SAE J1634 fuel efficiency testing was performed on the six HEVs with the air conditioning (AC) on and off. The AC on and off test results are compared to new vehicle AC on and off fuel efficiencies for each HEV model. The six HEVs were all end-of-life tested using new-vehicle coast down coefficients. In addition, one of each HEV model was also subjected to fuel efficiency testing using coast down coefficients obtained when the vehicles completed 160,000 miles of fleet testing. Traction battery pack capacity and power tests were also performed on all six HEVs during the end-of-life testing in accordance with the FreedomCAR Battery Test Manual For Power-Assist Hybrid Electric Vehicles procedures. When using the new-vehicle coast down coefficients (Phase I testing), 11 of 12 HEV tests (each HEV was tested once with the AC on and once with the AC off) had increases in fuel efficiencies compared to the new vehicle test results. The end-of-life fuel efficiency tests using the end-of-life coast down coefficients (Phase II testing) show decreases in fuel economies in five of six tests (three with the AC on and three with it off). All six HEVs experienced decreases in battery capacities, with the two Insights having the highest remaining capacities and the two Priuses having the lowest remaining capacities. The AVTAs end-of-life testing activities discussed in this report were conducted by the Idaho National Laboratory; the AVTA testing partner Electric Transportation Applications, and by Exponent Failure Analysis Associates.

James Francfort; Donald Karner; Ryan Harkins; Joseph Tardiolo

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Running Head: WHAT ARE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 1 An Argument for Clarity: What are Learning Management Systems, What are They Not,  

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Running Head: WHAT ARE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 1 An Argument for Clarity: What are Learning Management Systems, What are They Not, and What Should They Become? William R. Watson Indiana University. Indianapolis, IN 46234 Keywords: Course Management Systems, E-learning, Integrated Learning System, Learning

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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WHY MINOR or MAJOR IN PHILOSOPHY? Philosophy helps develop breadth of understanding and clarity of thought. It is simply interesting and, well,  

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WHY MINOR or MAJOR IN PHILOSOPHY? Philosophy helps develop breadth of understanding and clarity major attractive to many students. Moreover, with appropriate supporting courses, a philosophy major can WITH A PHILOSOPHY DEGREE? ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING! Is Philosophy practical? The special thing about a philosophy

Shahriar, Selim

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QER- Comment of Honda Motor Co., Inc.  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Quadrennial Energy Review : Comment on the Public Meeting Enhancing Infrastructure Resiliency, Held April 11, 2014, - Please provide link to where public comments are available.

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Honda Engineering Corporation Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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Honda Motor Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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Honda Research Institute | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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Honda Soltec Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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Automotive 2020 Clarity beyond the chaos  

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-modal transportation will become increasingly common, and intelligent vehicles will cater to diverse consumer needs models to help them maintain responsible growth. In this dynamic new age, we believe, a focus and use the technology at its disposal to transform the way it develops prod- ucts and goes to market

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HEV Fleet Testing - Summary Fact Sheet for 2010 Honda Insight  

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

courts, law offices, and medical facilities on city streets and urban freeways. Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.3 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 10 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt...

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Fleet Testing Advanced Vehicle Testing Activities - 2010 Honda...  

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

Changed oil and filter 28.25 8192009 10,414 Changed oil and filter and checked all fluids, belts, battery, etc. 42.77 9182009 17,488 Changed oil and filter and replaced air...

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Maintenance Records for 2010 Honda Insight EX vin 0141  

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

Insight EX VIN JHMZE2H78AS010141 Date Mileage Description Cost 12102009 5,947 Changed oil and filter and inspected brake system 30.44 252010 11,011 Changed oil and filter and...

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Evaluation of 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Electric Drive System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) program officially began in 1993 as a five-year, cost-shared partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and American auto manufacturers: General Motors, Ford, and Daimler Chrysler. Currently, HEV research and development is conducted by DOE through its FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) program. The mission of the FCVT program is to develop more energy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies. Program activities include research, development, demonstration, testing, technology validation, and technology transfer. These activities are aimed at developing technologies that can be domestically produced in a clean and cost-competitive manner. The vehicle systems technologies subprogram, which is one of four subprograms under the FCVT program, supports the efforts of the FreedomCAR through a three-phase approach [1] intended to: (1) Identify overall propulsion and vehicle-related needs by analyzing programmatic goals and reviewing industry's recommendations and requirements, then develop the appropriate technical targets for systems, subsystems, and component research and development activities; (2) Develop and validate individual subsystems and components, including electric motors, emission control devices, battery systems, power electronics, accessories, and devices to reduce parasitic losses; and (3) Determine how well the components and subassemblies work together in a vehicle environment or as a complete propulsion system and whether the efficiency and performance targets at the vehicle level have been achieved. The research performed under the vehicle systems subprogram will help remove technical and cost barriers to enable technology for use in such advanced vehicles as hybrid electric, plug-in electric, and fuel-cell-powered vehicles.

Staunton, R.H.; Burress, T.A.; Marlino, L.D.

2006-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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AVTA: 2010 Honda Civic HEV with Experimental Ultra Lead Acid...  

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

and development. The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2010 Civic hybrid electric vehicle with an advanced experimental ultra-lead acid battery, an...

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AVTA: 2010 Honda Insight HEV Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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

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AVTA: 2013 Honda Civic HEV Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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

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Microsoft Word - Honda_north amercian manufacturing facilities_102208.doc  

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

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Local air pollutants threaten Lake Tahoes clarity  

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AS (eds. ). Effects of Air Pollution on Western Forests.Air Waste Management Assoc, Transactions Ser No 16, p 279-and support. (California Air Resources Board) for their

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lesson 6: Emphasis STYLE: Lessons in Clarity and Grace  

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meaning. Global warming could raise sea levels to a point where much of the world's low-lying coastal scientists, global warming could raise sea levels to a point where much of the world's low-lying coastal

California at Davis, University of

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Clarity Re-Visited Shay Hummel, Anna Shtok,  

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Engineering and Management, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel {hummels,annabel,fiana}@tx.technion.ac.il, kurland@ie.technion.ac.il David Carmel IBM Research Lab, Haifa 31905, Israel carmel@il.ibm.com ABSTRACT We present a novel correlation for the new ClueWeb collection. These findings, along with the formal analysis, help to ex- plain

Kurland, Oren

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Development and Testing of an UltraBattery-Equipped Honda Civic  

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The UltraBattery retrofit project DP1.8 and Carbon Enriched project C3, performed by ECOtality North America (ECOtality) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC), are to demonstrate the suitability of advanced lead battery technology in Hybrid Electrical Vehicles (HEVs).

Donald Karner

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEV Fleet Testing - Summary Fact Sheet for the 2010 Honda Insight  

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

Operating Cost: Purchase Cost: 26,134 (709)* Kelley Blue Book: 5,909 (1012) Sale Price: In Operation Maintenance Cost: 0.03mile Operating Cost: 0.12mile** Total...

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Secretary Chu to Join Representatives Lofgren and Honda at the SLAC  

Energy Savers [EERE]

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AVTA: 2010 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Downloadable Dynamometer Database Reports |  

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AVTA: 2010 Honda Civic HEV with Experimental Ultra Lead Acid Battery  

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REVISING FOR CLARITY SENTENCE FRAGMENTS, RUN-ON SENTENCES, AND PARALLELISM  

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writing include sentence fragments, run-on sentences, non-parallel sentence construction, and poor word of words is incomprehensible. Fragment: Went to class. Sentence: Lisa installs her exhibit. Fragment: Lisa

Boonstra, Rudy

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Modes, Features, and State-Based Modeling for Clarity and Flexibility  

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approach to structuring the modes and features of a generic Patient-Controlled Analgesia infusion pump modeled an infusion pump, called the Generic Patient Controlled Analgesia (GPCA) infusion system to better of the infusion system. For our work we used the Simulink/Stateflow modeling tools [6] that provide a vi

Minnesota, University of

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Three lessons for educational quality in post-2015 goals and targets: Clarity, measurability and equity  

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that is being used by civil society organisations, think tanks and researchers to draw attention to the extent of education inequalities, such that groups who were previously invisible now cannot be ignored by policymakers. Each of the EFA goals has...

Rose, Pauline

2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Reply to Kiers et al.: Economic and biological clarity in the theory  

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physi- ology and by existing mutualism theory (2). The problem to which we alluded is when hosts cannot damage, cheaters are reliably exposed to host response, but noncheaters escape floral abortion when

Pierce, Naomi E.

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Design of a dry sump lubrication system for a Honda CBR 600 F4i engine for Formula SAE applications  

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A dry sump lubrication system for a Formula SAE race car was designed and manufactured in order to gain the various advantages this type of system affords. A dry sump system stores oil in an external tank and pumps it ...

Farkhondeh, Ehsan

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-006612: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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Install Multiplexing and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Equipment in 241-62FCX(s) Applied: B1.3Date: 07/12/2011Location(s): Aiken, South CarolinaOffice(s): Savannah River Operations Office

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AVTA: Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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2013-2014 Volkswagen Jetta2013 Ford C-Max2013 Chevrolet Malibu2013 Honda Civic2011 Hyundai Sonata2011 Honda CRZ2010 Honda Civic with Advanced Experimental Ultra Lead Acid Battery2010 Mercedes...

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by Robin Chapman and Julien Clinton Sprott The goal of both mathematician and poet is to seek clarity and beauty of expression about  

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by Robin Chapman and Julien Clinton Sprott ! ! " " The goal of both mathematician and poet languages. While nature is a common source of inspiration for both mathematician and poet, the poet examines the pages of The Mathematical Intelligencer. But few poets have dared to incorporate mathematical themes

Sprott, Julien Clinton

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An international effort towards developing standards for best practices in analysis, interpretation and reporting of clinical genome sequencing results in the CLARITY Challenge  

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Background: There is tremendous potential for genome sequencing to improve clinical diagnosis and care once it becomes routinely accessible, but this will require formalizing research methods into clinical best practices ...

Brownstein, Catherine A

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Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation  

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Volt PHEV (MY11) 2 Nissan Leaf BEV (MY11) 4 Honda Civic CNG 4 VW Jetta Turbo Diesel 4 Chevrolet Volt PHEV (MY13) 4 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 4 Honda Civic...

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AVTA HEV, NEV, BEV and HICEV Demonstrations and Testing  

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Testing * 18 HEV models and 47 HEVs tested to date: Year Model Vehicles Testing Status 2001 Honda Insight 6 Completed 2002 Gen I Toyota Prius 6 Completed 2003 Gen I Honda...

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www.cis.upenn.edu/grad/embedded.shtml Did you know  

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t th M t ' f S i i Potential Employers » Automotive: Toyota, Honda, GM, Tesla Motors, etc. » Aerospace

Plotkin, Joshua B.

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CX-004544: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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Oklahoma State Energy Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) Oklahoma Comfort Program Large System Request E and FCX(s) Applied: B5.1Date: 11/24/2010Location(s): Duncan, OklahomaOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

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Spring 2012 Engineering Career Fair EMPLOYER PARTICIPANTS  

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ROTC Amazon Braun Intertec Caterpillar Centro Cerner Corporation CIVCO Medical Solutions Dell Innovation Services Eaton Emerson Process Management-Fisher Epic ESCO Group FCX - Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Fastek Federal-Mogul Corporation Gardner Denver Gerdau H.J. Heinz HNI Corporation HR Green

Casavant, Tom

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Figure 1: Putatively optimal clusters of N spheres, for N = 4 \\Gamma 10 (figures (a)--(g)) and 13--20 (figures (h)--(o)). For greater clarity the spheres have been reduced in size, contacts between  

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geometrisches Modell des Atomkerns, Z. Physik 107 (1937), 332--346. [Wi87] L. T. Wille, Minimum­energy configurations of atomic clusters --- new results obtained by simulated annealing, Chem. Phys. Lett. 133 (1987), 169--200. [KN90] R. B. Kearfott and M. Novoa III, Algorithm 681: INTBIS, a portable interval Newton

Sloane, Neil J. A.

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The mineralogy of recent sediments from selected cores along the southeast coast of Puerto Rico  

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in the water of Ensenada Honda. This ohange is probably due to the higher concen- tration of potassium and magnesium in the open marine water than in the water of Znsenada Honda. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The writer wishes to express his sincere gratitude... has elapsed to allow any clay mineral diagenesis to be detected. . In the present study, ohlorite was found to be the dominant olay mineral in all samples. Kaolinite was present only in samples from Ensenada Honda. It seems probable...

Trivedi, Harshadrai Popatlal

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of technical literature and trends related to automobile mass-reduction technology  

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EAA), 2010. Automotive Aluminum Manual (AAM). http://Association (EAA), 2010. Automotive Aluminum Manual (AAM).1991. Application of Aluminum Automotive Body for Honda NSX.

Lutsey, Nicholas P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Search  

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School Bus Manufacturer - Light-Duty White plus All Manufacturers Acura Audi BMW Bentley Motors Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Fiat Ford GMC Honda Hyundai Infiniti Jaguar...

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Development of Advanced Diesel Particulate Filtration (DPF) Systems  

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Foster) - Honda Motor in Japan Complimentary Part Supply - Iljin Electric Co. (DPF heating systems for regeneration) 18 - - Summary Experimental setup for DPF filtration...

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INVESTMENT PLAN FOR THE ALTERNATIVE AND  

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Residents Jay McKeeman, California Independent Oil Marketers Association Gerald Secundy, California Council Train/Brilliance Automotive Group Altra Biofuels America West Bioenergy American Honda Motor Company

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Marketing Clean and Efficient Vehicles: Workshop Proceedings  

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of time. The group of EV sales managers at Honda dealershipss time goes into each sale of an EV or AFV, than goes into

Turrentine, Thomas S.; Kurani, Kenneth S.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles: "Mobile Electricity" Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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goals for automotive fuel cell power systems hydrogen vs.a comparative assessment for fuel cell electric vehicles."Honda's More Powerful Fuel Cell Concept with Home Hydrogen

Williams, Brett D

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Vehicle Image in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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The Images of Hybrid Vehicles Each of the householdsbetween hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles was observed in smallowned Honda Civic Hybrids, vehicles that are virtually

Heffner, Reid R.; Kurani, Kenneth S; Turrentine, Tom

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Vehicle Classification System using Advanced Inductive Loop Technology  

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transformation (right) of control vehicles BMW 325is-1 and BMW 325is-2.. 140 xiNo. Honda Civic SPRINTS COSTS BMW 325is SPRINTS Length

Tok, Yeow Chern Andre

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CCPI Third Annual Report January December 2013  

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of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (CEOE) and is part of the UD automobile manufacturers, BMW and Honda; the establishment of a graduate student

Firestone, Jeremy

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SA Time: 16:38 R/$ 9.27 R/ 12.57 R/ 15.84 Gold $/oz 899.85 JSE Alsi 20,465.22 More indicators Article Search  

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Panels Save $1000's on Energy Bills, Build Solar Panels, as seen on CNN, $49.9 www.Earth4EnergyGuide.com Solar Energy Panels Resources and information on solar energy panels. Compare and save! www.SolarPanel Subscriptions Cape Argus Cape Times Daily News Isolezwe Post Pretoria News Honda Solar Cell Learn about Honda

Rogers, John A.

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North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7409, Raleigh, NC 27695 | 919-515-3480 | www.ncsc.ncsu.edu | 7/18/13 Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy  

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hwy, Bin 5 Honda Civic Natural Gas 1.8L, Auto, Natural Gas 27 city/38 hwy, Bin 2 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.ncsc.ncsu.edu | 7/18/13 Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy Clean Transportation Program | 919.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Vehicle Guide provides fuel economy estimates and tailpipe emission

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North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7409, Raleigh, NC 27695 | 919-515-3480 | www.ncsc.ncsu.edu | 1/14 Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy  

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city/44 hwy, Bin 5 Honda Civic Natural Gas 1.8L, Auto, Natural Gas 27 city/38 hwy, Bin 2 Honda Civic.ncsc.ncsu.edu | 1/14 Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy Clean Transportation Program | 919.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Vehicle Guide provides fuel economy estimates and tailpipe emission

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North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7409, Raleigh, NC 27695 | 919-515-3480 | www.nccleantech.ncsu.edu | 1/14 Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy  

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city/44 hwy, Bin 5 Honda Civic Natural Gas 1.8L, Auto, Natural Gas 27 city/38 hwy, Bin 2 Honda Civic.nccleantech.ncsu.edu | 1/14 Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy Clean Transportation Program | www) Green Vehicle Guide provides fuel economy estimates and tailpipe emission levels on user customized

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AClass: An online algorithm for generative classification Vikash K. Mansinghka  

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Intelligence Lab, 32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA 02139 Honda Research Institute USA, Inc., 145 Tremont St vkm@mit.edu Daniel M. Roy MIT CSAIL droy@mit.edu Ryan Rifkin Honda Research USA rrifkin of Nigam (2001), which used conventional finite mixture models (trained with EM) to represent class

Tenenbaum, Josh

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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY O F S C I E N C E A N D T E C H N O L O G Y  

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was manager of GE Honda Engine Systems, responsible for engine development for the GE Honda Aero Engines in 1992, where he has held various engineering and management positions including: Lead Systems Engineer has held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership in engineering, operations, quality

Lin, Zhiqun

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Jayson Guzman DNF 49.158 47.870 48.769BMW M3 47.870 1081 39.636 Conor Isaacs DNF 69.058 56.603 57.607Honda S2000 56.603 55521 46.867  

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AS Jayson Guzman DNF 49.158 47.870 48.769BMW M3 47.870 1081 39.636 Conor Isaacs DNF 69.058 56.656Mazda Miata 51.395 27331 1 41.733 Lureen Reghi 65.966 61.515 56.766 58.675BMW Z3 56.766 5254 N1 46.094 Class Average : 54.081 DS Reid Morimoto 52.482 52.695 50.262 49.918BMW 330CI 49.918 11261 39.835 Class

Prevedouros, Panos D.

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Rates of acidic hydrolysis of diptych boroxazolidines  

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of 4iffexwnt b~ljdjnes woe e. ident in the course cf Che research which &as ocdert, &en jn this lnucratory, '5m present work ic caccexned with snob studios fcx Chs scmcU. od djytych bcroxn- xcljd jnee~ 1 e d~laajne eaters cf phenyl dihydrcxybcrenes.... ' Recr~tollination mlveat Qaltin8 fain ~C nnailais, i' 0 h. hhleonlsr asidht aostonitri le aoetoni trile aoetonitrile ethyl acetate 109 196 5 col co found oalc o f ouod oaloo foond salsa fooad colo f cond oslo found 68 04 60...

Psarras, Theodore George

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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LA-UR 02-6127 Green Destiny  

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. Consumers of Cluster Cycles Pharmaceutical, financial, actuarial, retail, aerospace, data centers for web the Top 500. Evaluating Supercomputers Metrics: Performance & Price/Performance An Alternative Flavor Performance: Ferrari 550. Price/Performance: Ford Mustang GTO. Fuel Efficiency: Honda Insight. Reliability

Feng, Wu-chun

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1 | Fuel Cell Technologies Program eere.energy.gov IEA HIA Hydrogen Safety Stakeholder  

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the second place holder, solar, which has ~540 patents. [1] http://cepgi.typepad.com/files/cepgi-4th; leasing up to 200 vehicles · 2015: Target for large-scale commercialization Honda Daimler · Small

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Advanced Vehicle Benchmarking of HEVs and PHEVs  

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rd Qtr 2008 - 2010 Honda Insight: 3 rd Qtr 2009 - 2010 Toyota Prius: 4 th Qtr 2009 - 2010 Fusion Hybrid: 4 th Qtr 2009 - 2010 Saturn Vue Hybrid: 4 th Qtr 2009 PHEV Benchmarking -...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced hybrid vehicle Sample Search Results  

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Saving Cash Toyota Supra HV-R Hybrid Race Car Trends: GM Natural Gas Vehicles See All Search Honda... Vehicles Search Our Inventory of Quality Used Hybrids, Research & more...

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Heat Transfer Engineering, 27(4):5363, 2006 Copyright C Taylor and Francis Group, LLC  

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. KENNY, JOHN K. EATON, and KENNETH E. GOODSON Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University. The authors would like to thank our sponsors, Honda R&D Co. Ltd., Intel Corporation, and DARPA, through

Hidrovo, Carlos H.

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Sipping fuel and saving lives: increasing fuel economy without sacrificing safety  

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Ford delays plans to boost fuel economy of its SUVs. WallImproving safety without impacting fuel economy. Honda MotorCompany, October 4. SIPPING FUEL AND SAVING LIVES / 24

Gordon, Deborah; Greene, David L.; Ross, Marc H.; Wenzel, Tom P.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost Effective Bioethanol via Acid Pretreatment of Corn Stover, Saccharification, and Conversion via a Novel Fermentation Organism: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number: CRD-12-485  

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This research program will convert acid pretreated corn stover to sugars at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and then transfer these sugars to Honda R&D and its partner the Green Earth Institute (GEI) for conversion to ethanol via a novel fermentation organism. In phase one, NREL will adapt its pretreatment and saccharification process to the unique attributes of this organism, and Honda R&D/GEI will increase the sugar conversion rate as well as the yield and titer of the resulting ethanol. In later phases, NREL, Honda R&D, and GEI will work together at NREL to optimize and scale-up to pilot-scale the Honda R&D/GEI bioethanol production process. The final stage will be to undertake a pilot-scale test at NREL of the optimized bioethanol conversion process.

Dowe, N.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Car Make and Model Recognition using 3D Curve Alignment Krishnan Ramnath, Sudipta N. Sinha, Richard Szeliski  

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. Steps in constructing our 3D car model for a 2011 Honda Civic Sedan: (top) three of the images used to generate the visual hull; (middle) the visual hull; (bottom) 3D space curves projected onto the visual hull

Gupta, Abhinav

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Essays in Behavioral Economics and Environmental Policy  

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flex-fuel fleet), and hybrid cars (like the Prius, the HondaStates; 48% of the 290,271 hybrid cars sold in the U.S. indescribed by Khan, with hybrid cars enjoying greater market

Sexton, Steven E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Knowledge, Environmental Attitudes, and Vehicle Ownership and Use  

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stated Build more hybrid cars or hydrogen fuel celledmoney to developing hybrid electric cars, mini-vans, SUV's;the Honda Civic Hybrid, are marketed as green cars and the

Flamm, Bradley John

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of Cationic Extended Frameworks for Anion-Based Applications  

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11 Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells from Polymer11. Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells from Polymerof Gratzel type dye-sensitized solar cells and the Honda

Fei, Honghan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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-standing unresolved scientific problems. Lin's research has been sponsored by the DOE, Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Idaho-standing scientific problems. The first problem concerns fundamental understanding of the coupled opto

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Component-based Face Recognition with 3D Morphable Models B. Weyrauch  

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@mpi-sb.mpg.de Honda Research Institute USA, Inc. Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science Boston, MA Saarbr. In this paper, we combine morphable models and component-based recognition. The morphable model is em- ployed

Poggio, Tomaso

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Advances in Component-based Face Detection Stanley M. Bileschi1  

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for Biological and Computational Learning, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, USA 2 Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Boston, MA, USA]. In this system, the em- pirical probabilities of occurrence of small rectangular intensity patterns within

Poggio, Tomaso

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Design and manufacture of a rear driveline package including limited slip differential for Formula SAE applications  

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This document describes the design and manufacture of a lightweight rear driveline package for a Formula SAE race car. The design focuses on all components needed to transfer power from the chain driven Honda CBR600 F4i ...

Yazicioglu, Tolga T

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PLEASE USE THESE CODES TO FILL OUT PERMIT APPLICATION VEHICLE MAKE ALPHA ROMEO ALFA  

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ROMEO ALFA A & S AS BMW BMW AMC AMC BUSINESS BU BSA BSA AUDI AUDI GRAD BUSINESS BG DUCATI DAKA AUSTIN AUST EDUCATION ED HARLEY DAVIDSON HARL BMW BMW ENGINEERING EN HONDA HOND BUICK BUIC ARCH & PLANNING EV

Pace, Norman

102

Dynamics of multinational rivalry  

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?as the key to carry out global research is identified as a critical moderator of pair wise competitive tensions between MNEs. The competitive dynamics between Toyota and Honda could be quite different from those between Toyota and Volvo. The cultural... similarity may help Toyota and Honda clearly interpret each other?s competitive signals and therefore undertake fast competitive movements. CONTRIBUTION Overall, this dissertation contributes to the literature in the following three ways. First...

Yu, Tieying

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pooh-Poohing Copyright Laws Inalienable Termination Rights  

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Accordingly, the relevant termination window under 304(d)between them, to use termination rights to enhance theirand clarity of the termination of transfer provisions.

Menell, Peter; Nimmer, David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anionic nitrogen ligands Sample Search...  

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of one TDP bridging ligand are shown for clarity. (b) View of the ... Source: Thomas, Mark - School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, University of Newcastle upon...

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Internal conflicts through external design| Costuming the contradictions in "The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer".  

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?? This project report examines the process undertaken and techniques utilized to accomplish historical accuracy and theatrical clarity in a costume design for The Love (more)

Li, Lan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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affect intra-personal variation: Topics by E-print Network  

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and Water Clarity depths decreased with rainfall and wind speed but increased with solar radiation, supporting the idea abundance, and the photosynthetic activity of...

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Note: This syllabus may represent a past offering of this course and future course offerings may differ.  

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Note: This syllabus may represent a past offering of this course and future is a virtue ­ your insight, clarity of thought, #12;Note: This syllabus may represent

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The long-term biocompatibility of porous Perfluoropolyether (PFPE) corneal inlays in humans.  

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??Purpose: To evaluate long-term biocompatibility, optical clarity and the efficacy of Perfluoropolyether (PFPE) polymer as a corneal inlay in humans. Materials and Methods: Corneas of (more)

Prakasam, Ruby Kala

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NORTH CAROLINA 2013-2014 CLEAN TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY DIRECTORY  

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and Propane (CNG/LPG) Heavy Duty Vehicles Diesel Retrofit Technologies Idle Reduction Technologies Motor Spark EV Fiat 500e Ford Focus Electric Honda Fit EV Nissan LEAF Tesla Model S Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Toyota RAV4 EV Via Motors VTRUX Note: some models are currently only available in certain markets

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NORTH CAROLINA 2013-2014 CLEAN TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY DIRECTORY  

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· Motor Oils · Conservation BIODIESEL Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from Spark EV Fiat 500e Ford Focus Electric Honda Fit EV Nissan LEAF Tesla Model S Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Toyota RAV4 EV Via Motors VTRUX Note: some models are currently only available in certain markets

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U.S. Department of the Interior August 2013 U.S. Geological Survey  

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, Japan) announced plans to collaborate on production of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles with the intent of fuel-cell vehicles. Fuel-cell vehicles have received interest recently from automobile manufacturers, Joseph, and Seetharaman, Deepa, 2013, GM, Honda to jointly develop hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles by 2020

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Mark Modera Affiliates Forum  

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for California's climate #12;WCEC TEAM #12;· Residential · Swimming Pools as Heat Sinks ­ Water Source Heat Pumps · Residential Radiant Cooling · Human Interface with In Home Energy Displays · Ground Source Heat Pumps · Honda Evaporative Cooling #12;· Multi-Family Residential, Hotels, Dorms · Hotel Control Study · Ventilation

California at Davis, University of

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Combinatorial Measurement Methods for Inorganic Materials  

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) devices, or the Seebeck coefficients of thermoelectric materials for vehicular waste heat recovery devices such as Intel and Micron, as well as GM and Honda for the use of thermoelectrics for vehicular waste heat will be generated for materials systems identified as high priority by the microelectronics industry. In addition

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IMMPACT: A System for Interactive Proximity Queries On Massive Models  

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it for interaction with a CAD model of a power plant consisting of over 15 million triangles. We are able to perform e.g. submarines, airplanes, power plants etc.. A key component of such environments is the ability, ONR Young Investigator Award, Honda and Intel 1 #12;1 Introduction The current technology for virtual

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

115

Leveraging temporal, contextual and ordering constraints for recognizing complex activities in video  

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in video Benjamin Laxton Jongwoo Lim David Kriegman blaxton@cs.ucsd.edu jlim@honda-ri.com kriegman. Abstract We present a scalable approach to recognizing and de- scribing complex activities in video new actions. We show results for our approach on real video sequences containing complex activities. 1

Jaffe, Jules

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Purdue extension P U R D U E  

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cursive lettering and Honda adorns its cars with its distinctive letter H. Branding creates an image.agriculture.purdue.edu/agcomm/ Guidelines for Applying the Purdue Extension Brand Guidelines for Applying the Purdue Extension Brand Purdue that Purdue Extension is consistently "branded," just as Coca Cola® always labels its red cans with the same

Ginzel, Matthew

117

Proceedings of ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference  

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-DISCIPLINARY DESIGN OPTIMIZATION FOR LARGE-SCALE REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEMS Bo Yang Yu , Tomonori Honda Department of a 30,000m3/day capacity reverse osmosis plant situated in the Middle East, with a focus on com- paring constructed in other areas around the world. The majority of reverse osmosis numerical optimization studies o

Yang, Maria

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LowCostGHG ReductionCARB 3/03 Low-Cost and Near-Term Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction  

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manufacturers to focus on high fuel-economy cars. And Toyota Prius and Honda Civic Hybrid are wonderful, or oil resources. Nor would the anticipated 40 mpg Ford Escape hybrid in the "small SUV" class Cycle (UDC) for representative cars and light trucks.1 The horizontal axis shows measured emissions

Edwards, Paul N.

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PEV Infrastructure Needs UC Davis Policy Institute  

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,000 sales in 2012, ramp up to 20,000/yr in 2013 2012 Honda Fit EV 2012 Tesla Model S Infrastructure needs1 PEV Infrastructure Needs UC Davis Policy Institute Policy Forum Series: ZEVs June 13, 2012 www into an increasingly clean, efficient, reliable, and safe electricity grid · PEVs advance energy security, air quality

California at Davis, University of

120

Introduction to RoboticsIntroduction to Robotics Jee-Hwan Ryu  

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the robots of science fiction. HONDA ASIMO Application Areas of Robots 1970 1990 20102000 Automotive Field Service HospitalHospital Elder, DisabledElder, Disabled #12;Industrial Robots LCD Transfer WeldingIntroduction to RoboticsIntroduction to Robotics Jee-Hwan Ryu School of Mechanical Engineering

Ryu, Jee-Hwan

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www.chinadaily.com.cn October 10, 2008  

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Now. New Free Report www.DailyReckoning.com Make Solar Panel At Home? My Friends Laughed At Me- generation solar cells and see what we see. www.honda.com Make Your Own Solar Panel Slash your electric bill Newsmaker Asia Pacific America Middle East Europe Africa Videos Photos Scientists develop solar cells

Rogers, John A.

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Copyright (c) 2011 IEEE. Personal use is permitted. For any other purposes, permission must be obtained from the IEEE by emailing pubs-permissions@ieee.org. This article has been accepted for publication in a future issue of this journal, but has not been  

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retrieval in unconstrained environment plays an important role in surveillance systems. However, due. INTRODUCTION VEHICLES are one of the most important subjects in surveillance environment when surveillance hatchbacks in these videos?," "Can I find vehicles made by Honda or whose models are BMW X6 in these videos

Hsu, Winston H.

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THE DRIVERS OF GREENWASHING Magali A. Delmas and Vanessa Cuerel Burbano*  

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of these expanding green markets. Green advertising has increased almost tenfold in the last 20 years and nearly by several environmental groups for allegedly using polluting combustion technologies for their renewable for engaging in environmental false advertising. For example, Honda settled a class action suit for false

Delmas, Magali

124

A New Motorcycle Simulator Platform: Mechatronics Design, Dynamics Modeling  

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A New Motorcycle Simulator Platform: Mechatronics Design, Dynamics Modeling and Control L. Nehaoua of these techniques to other simulators (cars and motorcycles) is possible but not direct. Indeed, the dynamics motorcycle driving simulators were build. The first prototype was developed by Honda in 1988

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www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/316/5824/567/DC1 Supporting Online Material for  

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Elskens, Makio Honda, David M. Karl, David A. Siegel, Mary W. Silver, Deborah K. Steinberg, Jim Valdes depth during deployments of 3, 4 and 5 days at 150, 300 and 500 m, respectively. This Lagrangian location and sample recovery. Immediately after retrieval, samples were gravity filtered though a 350 m

Siegel, David A.

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Postdoctoral Researcher, Materials Chemistry (2 year contract)  

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Postdoctoral Researcher, Materials Chemistry (2 year contract) Adaptive Sensors Group Dublin City Foundation Ireland through the CLARITY CSET (www.clarity- centre.org), supplemented by significant project partners. The group's research strategy in materials chemistry research is to closely align activity

Humphrys, Mark

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Climate and Hydrological Factors Affecting Variation in Chlorophyll  

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in the region, accompanied by scant wastewater treatment. In contrast, water clarity increased significantlyClimate and Hydrological Factors Affecting Variation in Chlorophyll Concentration and Water Clarity organisms. In the Caribbean, changes in nutrient loading that result from rapid development are thought

Collin, Rachel

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SU-E-I-12: Characterization of Edge Effects in a Commercial Low-Dose Image Processing System  

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Purpose: Minimizing radiation dose while preserving image quality is critical in fluoroscopic imaging. One recent development is a noise reduction system (Allura Clarity) offered by Philips. Others have reported approximately 50% reduction in air kerma when using Clarity. These studies, however, provide only a cursory look at how the Clarity system affects image quality. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the effect of Clarity on the appearance of high-frequency image information. Methods: A lead attenuator with a smooth edge was imaged on two Philips Allura FD20 detectors: one with Clarity and one without. The edge was positioned in the center of the field of view and images were obtained under the following conditions: 40cm and 11cm fields of view, single shot and continuous fluoroscopy modes, and using abdomen and cardiac protocols, for a total of sixteen imaging conditions. Profiles were drawn perpendicular to the edge across 80% of its length, averaged to reduce noise, normalized to the maximum pixel value, and plotted as a function of distance. Results: For all single-shot acquisitions and most fluoroscopic images, overshoot of the edge was observed. This effect was more substantial for single-shot acquisitions (?20%) than for fluoroscopic images (?50%). For fluoroscopic acquisition, the overshoot decayed more quickly with the Clarity system. However, the system with Clarity introduced a ringing effect for both single-shot and fluoroscopic images that is not present on the non-Clarity system. Conclusion: Previous reports have demonstrated a substantial dose reduction when using Clarity but the impact this has on image appearance has not been characterized. One demonstrated difference is the change in appearance of high-frequency image information. It remains to be determined whether this effect may impact clinical images adversely.

Marsh, R; Silosky, M [University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO (United States)

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Code Foundation  

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Climate Code Foundation - who are we? A non-profit organisation founded in August 2010; our goal is to promote the public understanding of climate science, by increasing the visibility and clarity of the software used in climate science...

Barnes, Nick; Jones, David

2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of Water Marketing in California: Formal vs. Informal Property Rights  

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approach. Rather, our lack of water crises is more likely aadditional evidence for the lack of water right clarity inlosses of crops from lack of water, but that costly and

Bickett, Damian Blase

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Money for the big eyes  

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Since ancient civilization, humanity has kept its eyes on the heavens, and the invention of telescopes has only increased its scrutiny. As astronomers strive to see the universe with increasing clarity, telescopes have ...

Shen, Fangfei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress in Physical Geography 33(2) (2009) pp. 288293 DOI: 10.1177/0309133309338118  

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and Hawkins (1964; 1965) and their one-dimensional soil- core work from the nearby Savannah River Site operate writ large across the landscape. The clarity with which Hewlett and Hibbert perceived

McDonnell, Jeffrey J.

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To appear in The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists, Jeremy Freeman and Gary Marcus (eds.), Princeton University Press  

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Consciousness, Big Science and Conceptual Clarity Ned Block New York University With enormous investments sides of a joint in nature. I will focus on the difference between conscious perception--what it is like

Block, Ned

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Meta-analysis of Video Based Modeling Interventions for Individuals with Disabilities: Procedure, Participant, and Skill Specificity  

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The purpose of the present research was to address gaps in the video based modeling (VBM) literature through the use of meta-analytic techniques to provide clarity and specificity regarding the practical utility of VBM for participants...

Mason, Rose

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical and Biological Engineering Department Code 1 Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering  

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Chemical and Biological Engineering Department Code 1 CODE of the Department of Chemical of Chemical & Biological Engineering. For clarity of presentation, some passages are copied directly from shall offer an undergraduate chemical and biological engineering program of technological, scientific

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Waterfront views : defining a new planning process for Brooklyn's post-industrial waterfronts  

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The study of waterfront planning largely focuses on the physical reconnection of the post-industrial, downtown waterfront with the spatial fabric of the city. Attention is given to the need for clarity of regulations, ...

Grassi, Carrie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the mechanism of phosphotriesterase: characterization of the binuclear metal active site by electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy  

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and disposal of pesticides supports the need to understand the mechanism by which it performs hydrolysis. For further mechanistic clarity, this work will provide direct confirmation of the solvent bridge identity and the protonated species resulting in loss...

Samples, Cynthia Renee

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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272 Department of Philosophy Undergraduate Catalogue 201415  

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and philosophical problems, together with a range of answers to those problems. They promote respect for clarity. A philosophical examination of a number of ethical topics in the field of biology and medicine, such as abortion

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nature methods | VOL.8 NO.5 | MAY 2011 | 365 Points of View  

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several graphic design techniques to improve the clarity of figures. In addition to refining data figures to have them included in the final publication is to design the illustra- tions with an economy of marks

Cai, Long

140

SUPPORTING DOMAIN SPECIFIC WEB-BASED SEARCH USING HEURISTIC KNOWLEDGE EXTRACTION  

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extracted. The various heuristics that are used for the 3 features are described below. Date Pattern based date search: The news articles specify dates in some specific formats such as ? ?16th July 2006?, ?02/16/2006?, ?16-JUL-06?. So pattern... is supervised learning, where the model should approximate the mapping between the input Manuscript received February 27, 2006; revised January 6, 2007. This paper was recommended by Editor L. Mark. The authors are with Honda Research Institute Europe, Offenbach...

Gunanathan, Sudharsan

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Awarded Projects Organization Project Descriptions  

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Mountains National Park Biodiesel (B50) Tanks1,3 $33,681 $13,204 $46,885 -16 18 110 11 Duke Energy 2 Hybrid 555 3634 332 2007 CFAT Projects(12 projects) City of Hickory 1 Natural Gas Vehicle - Honda Civic GX6 with Crankcase Filtration System2 $24,671 $6,168 $30,839 0 115 828 85 Holmes Oil Co. ** E85 infrastructure1,7 $42

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DOI: 10.1126/science.1137959 , 567 (2007);316Science  

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. Casciotti,1 Frank Dehairs,7 Marc Elskens,7 Makio Honda,8 David M. Karl,4 David A. Siegel,9 Mary W. Silver,10 Deborah K. Steinberg,11 Jim Valdes,12 Benjamin Van Mooy,1 Stephanie Wilson11 The oceanic biological pump being F = F100(z/100)­b , where z is the trap depth, F100 is the POC flux at 100 m, and b is a unitless

Siegel, David A.

143

The South Atlantic Magnetic Field Anomaly and Its Effect on the Calculated Production of Atmospheric Neutrinos  

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The theoretical calculations of the production of neutrinos via cosmic rays incident upon the earth's atmosphere (Barr et al., 1989; Becker-Szendy et al., 1992; Bugaev & Naumov, 1989; Gaisser et al, 1988; Honda et al., 1995) are examined. These calculations use a one-dimensional approximation in the production, transport, and decay of the produced particles. Examined are various additional effects of the earth's magnetic field and the three-dimensional nature of the problem which have the effect of decreasing the calulated ratio of muon neutrinos to electron neutrinos.

J. Poirier

2000-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

144

Algorithms for Stochastic Integer Programs Using Fenchel Cutting Planes  

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to solve. 6 Honda Toyota Ford Ridgeline Accord Fit Tundra Camry Yaris F350 Focus Fiesta Truck Sedan HB Truck Sedan HB Truck Sedan HB Weight (lbs) 6,050 3,216 2,496 6,800 3,190 2,295 9,900 2,097 3,620 Length (inches) 207 195 162 229 189 154 233 179 160...-stage problems have been 11 almost exclusively restricted to disjunctive cut-generation schemes. In [29], lift-and- project cutting planes approach based on the ideas from [12] is used to solve problems with F = {B,C};S = {B,C}. Cutting planes are used...

Venkatachalam, Saravanan

2014-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

145

Honoring Nuclear Security Workers on the National Day of Remembrance |  

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Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. | Department of Energy  

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Hot Showers, Fresh Laundry, Clean Dishes | Department of Energy  

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Military Initiative | Department of Energy  

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Atab, primer montaje en Colombia sobre tradiciones precolombinas  

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muiscas. La leyenda sufri en su elaboracin dramtica una notable trans- Actor-cantante Jairo Jimnez en el papel de Moja, victima del sol, en la obra Atab. FALL 1977 77 formacin, en tal forma que el resultado final es un compendio casi que rigurosa... como dentro de los andinos: como ejemplo podemos citar la danza que llamamos "de la honda," en que Atab lanza piedras al sol y lo destruye, danza cuya base se halla en una guabiba presenciada personalmente por los integrantes del montaje en los...

Gonzá lez Cajiao, Fernando

1977-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AVTA: 2011 Hyundai Sonata HEV Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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AVTA: 2011 Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Testing Reports | Department of  

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AVTA: 2012 Chevrolet Volt PHEV Downloadable Dynamometer Database Reports |  

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AVTA: 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV All-Electric Vehicle Testing Reports |  

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Jayson Guzman 48.224 47.859 47.791 46.763BMW M3 46.763 1415 38.720 Collyer Young 48.458 47.764 47.039 48.975Porsche 911 Carrera 47.039 17181 38.948  

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AS Jayson Guzman 48.224 47.859 47.791 46.763BMW M3 46.763 1415 38.720 Collyer Young 48.458 47.191Honda Accord 60.191 6264 N46.889 Class Average : 56.250 ASP Andy Barnes 49.498 47.623 47.335 46.508BMW Z3 46.508 2511 39.346 Woody Williams 57.970 55.796 51.582 51.432BMW M Roadster 51.432 54483 43

Prevedouros, Panos D.

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

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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...

Reich, Theodore Herman

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Bob: A Free Signal Processing and Machine Learning Toolbox for Researchers  

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Parc, rue Marconi 19, PO Box 592 CH-1920, Martigny, Switzerland {andre.anjos experimental protocols for several databases. Finally, a strong emphasis is placed on code clarity. Finally, for research, the code needs to be clear and self-explanatory, with minimal dependence on other

157

CDIAC -WHPO/CCHDO Data Management Plan for CTD/Hydrographic/CO2/Tracer Data for the Global Ocean Carbon and  

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Carbon and Repeat Hydrography Program Alex Kozyr Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center Environmental://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/oceans/home.html James H. Swift WOCE Hydrographic Program Office (CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office) UCSD oceanographic research depends on the availability and clarity of existing data. Two data offices in the US deal

158

Spectral analyses of three carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars  

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of a dwarf metal-poor star, HD84937, showing no carbon enhancement. Spectra have been offset for clarity. 2Spectral analyses of three carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars N. T. Beharaab, P. Bonifacioabc, H/H] carbon ([C/Fe] > +1.0). Such stars are referred to as carbon

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Examples of spectacular software failure The last three examples from Software Engineering, by Hans Van Vliet.  

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by a software bug in an energy management system sold by General Electric, according to a story on SecurityFocus. The bug meant that a computerized alarm that should have been triggered never went o#, hindering FirstEnergy Kruskal's Algorithm must compute a (i) spanning tree of (ii) minimal cost. Clarity refers to the overall

Soltys, Michael

160

Developing, Deploying and Assessing Usage of a Movie Archive System Among Students of Film Studies  

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Developing, Deploying and Assessing Usage of a Movie Archive System Among Students of Film Studies Processing and 2 CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies Dublin City University Ireland {nmohamadali deployed the system, monitored usage and gathered quantitative and qualitative data. Our findings show

Lee, Hyowon

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INTERACTION PLATFORM-ORIENTED PERSPECTIVE IN DESIGNING NOVEL APPLICATIONS  

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of exploring possible exploitation of new technologies and subsequent invention of novel usage scenarios. Smeaton CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies Dublin City University, Ireland The lack of HCI computational technologies. These include new media platforms such as mobiles, interactive TV, tabletops

Lee, Hyowon

162

Tending  

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landscape that evoked in the audience a sense of awe and confusion, followed by clarity, and tranquility. The exhibition is comprised of sod-grass, bamboo, plants in pots, bonsai trees, a repurposed compressor tank, a shoddily put together table and a stucco...

Oxnard, John Thomas

2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Zebra Mussels in Promoting Microcystis Blooms and Other Ecosystem Changes in Saginaw Bay and in Lake Erie  

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, or blue- green alga. Blooms of Microcystis also occurred in western Lake Erie in 1995 and 1998 Bay and in Lake Erie Primary Investigator: Henry Vanderploeg - NOAA GLERL Co-Investigators: Sara introduction into other aquatic systems. Improvement of water clarity has been seen in Lakes Erie and St. Clair

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MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES Mar Ecol Prog Ser  

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-Research 2005 · www.int-res.com*Email: kemp@hpl.umces.edu FEATURE ARTICLE: REVIEW Eutrophication of Chesapeake exacerbated eutrophication effects on phytoplankton and water clarity. Extensive tidal marshes, which have. Although the Bay's overall fisheries production has probably not been affected by eutrophication, decreases

Boynton, Walter R.

165

On Landau Theory and Symmetric Energy Landscapes for Phase Transitions  

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On Landau Theory and Symmetric Energy Landscapes for Phase Transitions Kai Hormann Department the global complex energy landscapes of phase transitions. For the sake of clarity and brevity the exposition-to-monoclinic transition in CuZnAl. The resulting energies are defined globally, in a piecewise manner. We use splines

Hormann, Kai

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On Landau Theory and Symmetric Energy Landscapes for Phase Transitions  

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On Landau Theory and Symmetric Energy Landscapes for Phase Transitions Kai Hormann and Johannes the global complex energy landscapes of phase transitions. For the sake of clarity and brevity the exposition-to-monoclinic transition in CuZnAl. The resulting energies are defined globally, in a piecewise manner. We use splines

Hormann, Kai

167

Are invasive species a major cause of extinctions?  

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Are invasive species a major cause of extinctions? Jessica Gurevitch and Dianna K. Padilla species invasions and the extinction of natives is widely accepted by scientists as well species on extinctions. Greater clarity in our under- standing of these patterns will help us to focus

Padilla, Dianna

168

Melamine-formaldehyde aerogels  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Organic aerogels that are transparent and essentially colorless are prepa from the aqueous, sol-gel polymerization of melamine with formaldehyde. The melamine-formaldehyde (MF) aerogels have low densities, high surface areas, continuous porsity, ultrafine cell/pore sizes, and optical clarity.

Pekala, Richard W. (Pleasant Hill, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Melamine-formaldehyde aerogels  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Organic aerogels that are transparent and essentially colorless are prepared from the aqueous, sol-gel polymerization of melamine with formaldehyde. The melamine-formaldehyde (MF) aerogels have low densities, high surface areas, continuous porosity, ultrafine cell/pore sizes, and optical clarity. 3 figs.

Pekala, R.W.

1992-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Rule-based modelling with the XL/GroIMP software Ole Kniemeyer  

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additional code of technical nature. Such a technical overhead reduces the simplicity and clarity, ultimatively, the design of such a language. The "historic roots" of RGG are founded in L a line, turn left by 60 and turn right by 60 respectively. F++F++F F-F++F-F++F-F++F-F++F-F++F-F three

Kurth, Winfried

171

Viscosity of black liquor project  

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The discussion of magnetic resonance in this report is confined to nuclides with a spin quantum number of 1/2. Included is a basic discussion of magnetic resonance; magnetic resonance relaxation and viscosity; and rhometers and viscometers. Many other effects are ignored for the sake of clarity.

Barrall, G.A.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CALL FOR PAPERS The 41st Annual Conference of the Association of  

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to the Arab Spring Arab Spring Impact on Economic, Social, and Political Relationships between Governments and Democratization in Indonesia and Malaysia The New China and the Muslim World: Piety, Politics, and Petroleum will be evaluated according to the following categories: originality of theme, clear methodology, clarity

Suzuki, Masatsugu

173

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 1996  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Welcome to the newly-revised Quarterly Report of Lessons Learned in the NEPA process. In response to reader suggestions, we have expanded the scope of the report to provide a wider variety of NEPArelated information, and enhanced the format for better clarity and overall readability.

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Reliability as a measure of transportation system performance  

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sample of traffic flow data for a 23 mile portion of the 1-405 corridor in Seattle, Washington. The methods were then evaluated and ranked at the qualitative level using such criteria as the clarity and simplicity of the measure, its analysis capability...

Jackson, Dena Delise

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Functional Materials for Fluid Control and Sensing in Microfluidic  

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-GRADUATE STUDENTS, SUPPORTED BY AN ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM OF 16. · INVESTMENTS AND INCOME SINCE 1999 NOW APPROACHING PROTOTYPING, ENERGY MANAGEMENT, ADAPTIVE MIDDLEWARE, WEARABLE SENSORS, DISTRIBUTED ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING .... WWW.CLARITY-CENTRE.ORG/ #12;Direct Sensing vs. Reagent Based LOAC SENSOR SAMPLE MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS

Lee, Hyowon

176

OFFICIAL POLICY 4.3.2 Use of the College of Charleston Seal 07/01/09  

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. _______________________________________________________________ Policy Manager and Responsible Department or Office Director of Advertising and Brand Management, Office of Advertising and Brand Management in the Division of Marketing and Communications _______________________________________________________________ Purpose/Reason for the Policy The key to a strong image is clarity and consistency. When our

Kasman, Alex

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OFFICIAL POLICY 3.4.2 Letterhead and Envelopes 07/01/09  

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. _______________________________________________________________ Policy Manager and Responsible Department or Office Director of Advertising and Brand Management _______________________________________________________________ #12;Purpose/Reason for the Policy The key to a strong image is clarity and consistency. When our or Forms College of Charleston Brand Manual and Visual Identity and Style Guide #12

Kasman, Alex

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August 2012 Style Guide  

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, positive image of the Environment / Health / Safety / Security Division. Follow these guidelines to maintain integrity of the EHSS brand and ensure clarity and strong presence in every use. If you have any of the brand and should follow the style that was developed for the EHSS system. EHSS icons are built in 4

Eisen, Michael

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OFFICIAL POLICY 3.9.2 Signage: Vehicle and Non-Building Signage 07/01/09  

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. _______________________________________________________________ Policy Manager and Responsible Department or Office Director of Advertising and Brand Management, Office of Advertising and Brand Management in the Division of Marketing and Communications _______________________________________________________________ Purpose/Reason for the Policy The key to a strong image is clarity and consistency. When our

Kasman, Alex

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July 2013 CSO26553 Style Guide  

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, positive image of the Environment / Health / Safety Division. Follow these guidelines to maintain integrity of the EHS brand and ensure clarity and strong presence in every use. If you have any questions or concerns of an action. They are extensions of the brand and should follow the style that was developed for the EHS

Lee, Jason R.

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Dedicated to Sharing Information About Water Management and the Florida LAKEWATCH Program Volume 55 (2011) THE SECCHI DISC  

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1 Dedicated to Sharing Information About Water Management and the Florida LAKEWATCH Program of a water body that is most remembered by first-time visitors is the clarity of the water. Early descriptions of Lake Superior by Ferris in 1856 emphasized the great purity of the water (but noted not good

Watson, Craig A.

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NEWS & VIEWS X-RaY oPtiCS  

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NEWS & VIEWS X-RaY oPtiCS Clarity through a keyhole Janos Hajdu1,2 & Filipe R. n. C. maia2 are at 1 Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo, as it does in conventional crystallography, but only on the wavelength used, the extent of ionization damage

Loss, Daniel

183

The Political Economy of Inter-  

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The Political Economy of Inter- national Relations Robert Gilpin After the end of World War II by the creative use of power in the support of an institutional framework that created a world economy. Gilpin's exposition of the influence of politics on the interna- tional economy was a model of clarity, making

Landweber, Laura

184

Postmodernism and the Self: How Social Saturation Influences Who We Think We Are  

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of saturation (i.e., overload). Trends in the data revealed that participants in the high social saturation (vs. low social saturation) condition actually reported less belief in multiple selves (Study 2), less self-alienation and more selfconcept clarity (Study...

Hirsch, Kelly Anne

2014-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

185

1MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar SeriesShailendra Yadav 2010 Analysis of Value Creation and Value  

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and Value Capture in Microfluidics Market Shailendra Anand Yadav yadav@broadinstitute.org Dec 6, 2010 #12 for further study Bring clarity to understanding of microfluidic innovation ecosystem by applying analytical frameworks Analyze the current state of value capture in microfluidics based on the collected data #12;9MIT

de Weck, Olivier L.

186

Effective Presentations Organization  

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1 Pericles Effective Presentations · Content · Organization · Delivery · Visual aids and graphics Be brave Graphics · KISS · Powerpoint: ­ Font · Bigger than you'd expect · San serif ­ Lines · Thicker than · Organization · Energy · Clarity · Poise Key: Practice Web Resources · http

Shull, David H.

187

Multimodal feedback for the acquisition of small targets  

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-haptic `sticky' feedback. The tactile conditions used stimulation through vibration (rather than force- feedback the need for caution, revealing that excessive feedback can damage interaction though `noise such as vibration on a train or plane, when bright light reduces screen clarity or when using a laptop trackpoint

Williamson, John

188

South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2013 WEED CONTROL IN COTTON  

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South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2013 63 WEED CONTROL IN COTTON Mike Marshall, Extension Weed Specialist Preplant Burndown Herbicides for Weed Management in Cotton Herbicide is required before cotton planting. In general, CLARITY is less effective than 2,4-D LVE on cutleaf

Stuart, Steven J.

189

South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2014 WEED CONTROL IN COTTON  

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South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2014 70 WEED CONTROL IN COTTON Mike Marshall, Extension Weed Specialist Preplant Burndown Herbicides for Weed Management in Cotton Herbicide is required before cotton planting. In general, CLARITY is less effective than 2,4-D LVE on cutleaf

Duchowski, Andrew T.

190

Water Management: Clearing Cloudy and Muddy Water in Ponds and Lakes  

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, including bass, to see and capture prey. Muddy waters may impart a bad flavor to fish. Such waters also can- tion for game fish and other aquatic animals. Cloudy water interferes with the ability of certain fish-feeding fish such as carp and bullheads also can affect water clarity. These animals root and stir up

191

JSS Journal of Statistical Software MMMMMM YYYY, Volume VV, Issue II. http://www.jstatsoft.org/  

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-family random graph models, statnet, R. 1. Introduction Statnet comprises a suite of R (R Development Core Team. However, for clarity, this tutorial will focus on a single dataset: a static, undirected, one) by a process described in the Appendix. We call this dataset "Faux Magnolia High School" -- Magnolia, because

Hunter, David

192

Introduction to Image Transform Fourier Transform  

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Monad Transformers as Monoid Transformers Mauro Jaskelioff CIFASIS/Universidad Nacional de Rosario monadic semantics constructs complex monads by using monad transformers to add computational features transformers to monoid transformers. The generalization brings more simplicity and clarity, and opens the way

Chen, Chaur-Chin

193

253Department of Philosophy Undergraduate Catalogue 201314  

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of key historical and contemporary philosophers and philosophical problems, together with a range of answers to those problems. They promote respect for clarity, truth, critical reflection and rational of ethical topics in the field of biology and medicine, such as abortion, physician-assisted suicide

194

Author's personal copy Inherent and apparent optical properties of the complex estuarine waters of  

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Author's personal copy Inherent and apparent optical properties of the complex estuarine waters management strategy used by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program since the 1990s led to improved water clarity 30 September 2012 Available online 22 October 2012 Keywords: inherent optical properties apparent

Meyers, Steven D.

195

What are They? Why are They Important?  

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;What is a Standard? · "A set of rules for ensuring quality" · "A technical standard is an established clarity, guidance and processes. (MO Offices) · Quality Assurance (MO Offices) · Quality control (MLRA SSO't? · It might not work as expected; inferior quality and incompatible with other surveys, uses or data; could

196

Water Quality Improvements: How do we know if we're doing  

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buffer grassland 250 m buffer Targeted Wetland crop to switchgrassPresettlement Conservation Tillage We or irritation Value of avoided water treatment Value of commercial fishing Fish abundance and productivity, illness or irritation Value of avoided water treatment #12;Trout angling Nitrogen Water clarity/ Algal

Farritor, Shane

197

Development of Inexpensive Turbo Compressor/Expanders for Industrial Use  

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within the bearing housing/. It contains the lube oil inlet port, the supply passages to the bearings and oil dra1 port. The bearing housing connects both thel turbine and compressor throughinteg~lal support flanges which are arranged 0 each end... was introduced. Drawings were made in sufficient detail and clarity to effect a smooth procurement and manufacturing program. The turbine and compressor wheels were dynamically balanced individually before plating and as an assembly after plating. To avoid...

Jacox, J. W.

198

Durable Corrosion and Ultraviolet-Resistant Silver Mirror  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A corrosion and ultra violet-resistant silver mirror for use in solar reflectors; the silver layer having a film-forming protective polymer bonded thereto, and a protective shield overlay comprising a transparent multipolymer film that incorporates a UV absorber. The corrosion and ultraviolet resistant silver mirror retains spectral hemispherical reflectance and high optical clarity throughout the UV and visible spectrum when used in solar reflectors.

Jorgensen, G. J.; Gee, R.

2006-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

199

Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends: Historical, Recent, and Near-Term Projections. 2014 Edition (Presentation)  

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This presentation, based on research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, provides a high-level overview of historical, recent, and projected near-term PV pricing trends in the United States focusing on the installed price of PV systems. It also attempts to provide clarity surrounding the wide variety of potentially conflicting data available about PV system prices. This PowerPoint is the third edition from this series.

Feldman, D.; Barbose, G.; Margolis, R.; James, T.; Weaver, S.; Darghouth, N.; Fu, R.; Davidson, C.; Booth, S.; Wiser, R.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Decomposition Based Solution Approaches for Multi-product Closed-Loop Supply Chain Network Design Models  

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.1. Solution Representation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 viii CHAPTER Page IV.2.2. Objective Function Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . 61 IV.2.3. Construction Heuristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 IV.2.4. Neighborhood Functions.... For the sake of clarity in model development and analysis, we refer to the parts as products in the remainder of this document. Also, a supply location that provides new products is referred to as a new product plant (NPP), a supply location where...

Easwaran, Gopalakrishnan

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Ocean Carbon and Repeat Hydrographic CLIVAR Program Data  

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Effective management and archival of data is a fundamental requirement for successful scientific research endeavors, and future oceanographic research depends on the availability and clarity of existing data. Two data offices in the US deal with reference-quality global ocean CTD, water sample, and underway data, one (CDIAC) specializing in discrete CO2 and underway surface data, and the other (WHPO/CCHDO) specializing in CTD, hydrographic, and tracer data.

202

A Standard format for Les Houches event files  

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A standard file format is proposed to store process and event information, primarily output from parton-level event generators for further use by general-purpose ones. The information content is identical with what was already defined by the Les Houches Accord five years ago, but then in terms of Fortran commonblocks. This information is embedded in a minimal XML-style structure, for clarity and to simplify parsing.

Alwall, J.; Ballestrero, A.; Bartalini, P.; Belov, S.; Boos, E.; Buckley, A.; Butterworth, J.M.; Dudko, L.; Frixione, S.; Garren, L.; Gieseke, S.; Gusev, A.; Hinchliffe,I.; Huston, J.; Kersevan, B.; Krauss, F.; Lavesson, N.; Lonnblad, L.; Maina, E.; Maltoni, F.; Mangano, M.L.; /Louvain U. /Dresden, Tech. U. /Karlsruhe U., TP /Democritos Nucl. Res.Ctr. /INFN, Genoa /INFN, Turin /Turin U. /Cracow, INP /Dubna, JINR /SINP, Moscow /Serpukhov, IHEP /Ljubljana U. /Lund U. /CERN /Zurich, ETH /Cambridge U. /Durham U., IPPP/University Coll. London /Manchester U. /Fermilab /LBL, Berkeley; ,

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Chemical Weed and Brush Control: Suggestions for Rangeland  

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dicamba 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid Banvel, clarity 4 lbs ./gal . dicamba:2,4-d(1:3) see dicamba and 2,4-d weedmaster, Banvel + d, rangestar 4 lbs ./gal . diesel fuel oil or kerosene refined petroleum fractions several manufacturers glyphosate n...) containing 1% herbicide, add 4 oz . of herbicide . note: add 1 ?4 % to 1 ?2 % commercial, non-ionic surfactant for mixtures using only water as the herbicide carrier . add 5% diesel fuel if an oil-in-water emulsion is desired to be the herbicide carrier...

McGinty, Allan; Ansley, Jim; Cadenhead, J. F.; Hamilton, Wayne T.; Hanselka, C. Wayne; Hart, Charles R.; Ueckert, Darrell

2005-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

204

A note on the foundations of mechanics  

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This short note is intended to review the foundations of mechanics, trying to present them with the greatest mathematical and conceptual clarity. It was attempted to remove most of inessential, even parasitic issues, which can hide the true nature of basic principles. The pursuit of that goal results in an improved understanding of some topics such as constrained systems, the nature of time or the relativistic forces. The Sr\\"odinger and Klein-Gordon equations appear as conditions fulfilled by certain types of classical solutions of the field equations although the meaning of quantum equations is not, even remotely, exhausted by these cases. A part of this note comes from previous works.

Ricardo J. Alonso-Blanco; Jess Muoz-Daz

2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

205

The Water Purification System for the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment  

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We describe the design, installation, and operation of a purification system that is able to provide large volumes of high purity ASTM (D1193-91) Type-I water to a high energy physics experiment. The water environment is underground in a lightly sealed system, and this provides significant challenges to maintaining high purity in the storage pools, each of which contains several thousand cubic meters. High purity is dictated by the need for large optical absorption length, which is critical for the operation of the experiment. The system is largely successful, and the water clarity criteria are met. We also include a discussion of lessons learned.

Wilhelmi, J; Brown, R; Cherwinka, J; Cummings, J; Dale, E; Diwan, M; Goett, J; Hackenburg, R W; Kilduff, J; Littenberg, L; Li, G S; Li, X N; Liu, J C; Lu, H Q; Napolitano, J; Pearson, C; Raper, N; Rosero, R; Stoler, P; Xiao, Q; Yang, C G; Yang, Y; Yeh, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Method for thermal processing alumina-enriched spinel single crystals  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for age-hardening alumina-rich magnesium aluminum spinel to obtain the desired combination of characteristics of hardness, clarity, flexural strength and toughness comprises selection of the time-temperature pair for isothermal heating followed by quenching. The time-temperature pair is selected from the region wherein the precipitate groups have the characteristics sought. The single crystal spinel is isothermally heated and will, if heated long enough pass from its single phase through two pre-precipitates and two metastable precipitates to a stable secondary phase precipitate within the spinel matrix. Quenching is done slowly at first to avoid thermal shock, then rapidly.

Jantzen, Carol M. (Aiken, SC)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Method for thermal processing alumina-enriched spinel single crystals  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for age-hardening alumina-rich magnesium aluminum spinel to obtain the desired combination of characteristics of hardness, clarity, flexural strength and toughness comprises selection of the time-temperature pair for isothermal heating followed by quenching. The time-temperature pair is selected from the region wherein the precipitate groups have the characteristics sought. The single crystal spinel is isothermally heated and will, if heated long enough pass from its single phase through two pre-precipitates and two metastable precipitates to a stable secondary phase precipitate within the spinel matrix. Quenching is done slowly at first to avoid thermal shock, then rapidly. 12 figs.

Jantzen, C.M.

1995-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

208

Distribution and habitat selection of telemetered northern and Florida largemouth bass in two small Texas impoundments  

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Centers and Ranging Water Depth and Distance Offshore Use of Cover Forage Availability and Water Clarity 14 18 18 20 32 43 Model for Distribution of Largemouth Bass in Small Impoundments CONCLUSIONS REFERENCES 50 VITA 53 vii LIST OF TABLES... and distance offshore of subspecies locations for the upper and lower lakes 39 Summary statistics for use of cover in the upper lake 41 Summary statistics for use of cover in the lower lake 44 viii LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE PAGE Contour maps of the upper...

Betsill, Robert Keith

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

209

The Water Purification System for the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment  

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We describe the design, installation, and operation of a purification system that is able to provide large volumes of high purity ASTM (D1193-91) Type-I water to a high energy physics experiment. The water environment is underground in a lightly sealed system, and this provides significant challenges to maintaining high purity in the storage pools, each of which contains several thousand cubic meters. High purity is dictated by the need for large optical absorption length, which is critical for the operation of the experiment. The system is largely successful, and the water clarity criteria are met. We also include a discussion of lessons learned.

J. Wilhelmi; R. Bopp; R. Brown; J. Cherwinka; J. Cummings; E. Dale; M. Diwan; J. Goett; R. W. Hackenburg; J. Kilduff; L. Littenberg; G. S. Li; X. N. Li; J. C. Liu; H. Q. Lu; J. Napolitano; C. Pearson; N. Raper; R. Rosero; P. Stoler; Q. Xiao; C. G. Yang; Y. Yang; M. Yeh

2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

210

SPINTHIR: An ignition model for gas turbines  

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MCS 7 Chia Laguna, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, September 11-15, 2011 A PRACTICAL MODEL FOR THE HIGH-ALTITUDE RELIGHT OF A GAS TURBINE COMBUSTOR A. Neophytou*,1, E. Mastorakos*, E.S. Richardson**, S. Stow*** and M. Zedda*** em257@eng... geometries is given. In this section, the main concepts of the model are repeated for clarity and the CFD solution of the gas turbine combustor is briefly presented. 2.1 Model description: main idea The model aims at representing the possible...

Neophytou, A; Mastorakos, E

2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

211

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fleet and Baseline Performance Testing  

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The U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) conducts baseline performance and fleet testing of hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). To date, the AVTA has completed baseline performance testing on seven HEV models and accumulated 1.4 million fleet testing miles on 26 HEVs. The HEV models tested or in testing include: Toyota Gen I and Gen II Prius, and Highlander; Honda Insight, Civic and Accord; Chevrolet Silverado; Ford Escape; and Lexus RX 400h. The baseline performance testing includes dynamometer and closed track testing to document the HEVs fuel economy (SAE J1634) and performance in a controlled environment. During fleet testing, two of each HEV model are driven to 160,000 miles per vehicle within 36 months, during which maintenance and repair events, and fuel use is recorded and used to compile life-cycle costs. At the conclusion of the 160,000 miles of fleet testing, the SAE J1634 tests are rerun and each HEV battery pack is tested. These AVTA testing activities are conducted by the Idaho National Laboratory, Electric Transportation Applications, and Exponent Failure Analysis Associates. This paper discusses the testing methods and results.

J. Francfort; D. Karner

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

An Overview of Geologic Carbon Sequestration Potential in California  

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As part of the West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB), the California Geological Survey (CGS) conducted an assessment of geologic carbon sequestration potential in California. An inventory of sedimentary basins was screened for preliminary suitability for carbon sequestration. Criteria included porous and permeable strata, seals, and depth sufficient for critical state carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) injection. Of 104 basins inventoried, 27 met the criteria for further assessment. Petrophysical and fluid data from oil and gas reservoirs was used to characterize both saline aquifers and hydrocarbon reservoirs. Where available, well log or geophysical information was used to prepare basin-wide maps showing depth-to-basement and gross sand distribution. California's Cenozoic marine basins were determined to possess the most potential for geologic sequestration. These basins contain thick sedimentary sections, multiple saline aquifers and oil and gas reservoirs, widespread shale seals, and significant petrophysical data from oil and gas operations. Potential sequestration areas include the San Joaquin, Sacramento, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Eel River basins, followed by the smaller Salinas, La Honda, Cuyama, Livermore, Orinda, and Sonoma marine basins. California's terrestrial basins are generally too shallow for carbon sequestration. However, the Salton Trough and several smaller basins may offer opportunities for localized carbon sequestration.

Cameron Downey; John Clinkenbeard

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Field Operations Program Neighborhood Electric Vehicles - Fleet Survey  

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This report summarizes a study of 15 automotive fleets that operate neighborhood electric vehicles(NEVs) in the United States. The information was obtained to help Field Operations Program personnel understand how NEVs are being used, how many miles they are being driven, and if they are being used to replace other types of fleet vehicles or as additions to fleets. (The Field Operations Program is a U.S. Department of Energy Program within the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Transportation Technologies). The NEVs contribution to petroleum avoidance and cleaner air can be estimated based on the miles driven and by assuming gasoline use and air emissions values for the vehicles being replaced. Gasoline and emissions data for a Honda Civic are used as the Civic has the best fuel use for a gasoline-powered vehicle and very clean emissions. Based on these conservation assumptions, the 348 NEVs are being driven a total of about 1.2 million miles per year. This equates to an average of 3,409 miles per NEV annually or 9 miles per day. It is estimated that 29,195 gallons of petroleum use is avoided annually by the 348 NEVs. This equates to 87 gallons of petroleum use avoided per NEV, per year. Using the 348 NEVs avoids the generation of at least 775 pounds of smog- forming emissions annually.

Francfort, James Edward; Carroll, M.

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Field Operations Program - Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Fleet Use  

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This report summarizes a study of 15 automotive fleets that operate neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) in the United States. The information was obtained to help Field Operations Program personnel understand how NEVs are being used, how many miles they are being driven, and if they are being used to replace other types of fleet vehicles or as additions to fleets. (The Field Operations Program is a U.S. Department of Energy Program within the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Transportation Technologies). The NEVs contribution to petroleum avoidance and cleaner air can be estimated based on the miles driven and by assuming gasoline use and air emissions values for the vehicles being replaced. Gasoline and emissions data for a Honda Civic are used as the Civic has the best fuel use for a gasoline-powered vehicle and very clean emissions. Based on these conservation assumptions, the 348 NEVs are being driven a total of about 1.2 million miles per year. This equates to an average of 3,409 miles per NEV annually or 9 miles per day. It is estimated that 29,195 gallons of petroleum use is avoided annually by the 348 NEVs. This equates to 87 gallons of petroleum use avoided per NEV, per year. Using the 348 NEVs avoids the generation of at least 775 pounds of smog-forming emissions annually.

Francfort, J. E.; Carroll, M. R.

2001-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

215

Diversity of abundance patterns of neutron-capture elements in very metal-poor stars  

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Observations of Very Metal-Poor stars indicate that there are at least two sites to r-process; weak r-process and main r-process. A question is whether these two are well separated or there exists a variation in the r-process. We present the results of abundance analysis of neutron-capture elements in the two Very Metal-Poor stars HD107752 and HD110184 in the Milky Way halo observed with the Subaru Telescope HDS. The abundance patterns show overabundace at light n-capture elements (e.g. Sr, Y), inferring the element yielding of weak r-process, while heavy neutron-capture elements (e.g. Ba, Eu) are deficient; however, the overabundance of light ones is not as significant as that previously found in stars representing the weak r-process (e.g. HD122563; Honda et al. 2006). Our study show diversity in the abundance patterns from light to heavy neutron-capture elements in VMP stars, suggesting a variation in r-process, which may depend on electron fraction of environment.

Aoki, Misa; Ishimaru, Yuhri [International Christian University 10-2, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0015 (Japan); Aoki, Wako; Wanajo, Shinya [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) 2-21-1, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)

2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

216

Development of Advanced Small Hydrogen Engines  

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The main objective of the project is to develop advanced, low cost conversions of small (< 25 hp) gasoline internal combustion engines (ICEs) to run on hydrogen fuel while maintaining the same performance and durability. This final technical report summarizes the results of i) the details of the conversion of several small gasoline ICEs to run on hydrogen, ii) the durability test of a converted hydrogen engine and iii) the demonstration of a prototype bundled canister solid hydrogen storage system. Peak power of the hydrogen engine achieves 60% of the power output of the gasoline counterpart. The efforts to boost the engine power with various options including installing the over-sized turbocharger, retrofit of custom-made pistons with high compression ratio, an advanced ignition system, and various types of fuel injection systems are not realized. A converted Honda GC160 engine with ACS system to run with hydrogen fuel is successful. Total accumulative runtime is 785 hours. A prototype bundled canister solid hydrogen storage system having nominal capacity of 1.2 kg is designed, constructed and demonstrated. It is capable of supporting a wide range of output load of a hydrogen generator.

Krishna Sapru; Zhaosheng Tan; Ben Chao

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

217

Control of Regional and Global Weather  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Author suggests and researches a new revolutionary idea for regional and global weather control. He offers to cover cities, bad regions of country, full country or a continent by a thin closed film with control clarity located at a top limit of the Earth troposphere (4 - 6 km). The film is supported at altitude by small additional atmospheric pressure and connected to ground by thin cables. It is known, the troposphere defines the Earth weather. Authors show this closed dome allows to do a full control of the weather in a given region (the day is always fine, the rain is only in night, no strong wind). The average Earth (white cloudy) reflectance equal 0.3 - 0.5. That means the Earth losses about 0.3 - 0.5 of a solar energy. The dome controls the clarity of film and converts the cold regions to subtropics and creates the hot deserts, desolate wildernesses to the prosperous regions with temperate climate. That is a realistic and the cheapest method of the weather control in the Earth at the current time. Key words: Global weather control, gigantic film dome, converting a cold region to subtropics, converting desolate wilderness to a prosperous region.

Alexander Bolonkin

2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

218

Objective analysis of toolmarks in forensics  

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Since the 1993 court case of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. the subjective nature of toolmark comparison has been questioned by attorneys and law enforcement agencies alike. This has led to an increased drive to establish objective comparison techniques with known error rates, much like those that DNA analysis is able to provide. This push has created research in which the 3-D surface profile of two different marks are characterized and the marks cross-sections are run through a comparative statistical algorithm to acquire a value that is intended to indicate the likelihood of a match between the marks. The aforementioned algorithm has been developed and extensively tested through comparison of evenly striated marks made by screwdrivers. However, this algorithm has yet to be applied to quasi-striated marks such as those made by the shear edge of slip-joint pliers. The results of this algorithms application to the surface of copper wire will be presented. Objective mark comparison also extends to comparison of toolmarks made by firearms. In an effort to create objective comparisons, microstamping of firing pins and breech faces has been introduced. This process involves placing unique alphanumeric identifiers surrounded by a radial code on the surface of firing pins, which transfer to the cartridges primer upon firing. Three different guns equipped with microstamped firing pins were used to fire 3000 cartridges. These cartridges are evaluated based on the clarity of their alphanumeric transfers and the clarity of the radial code surrounding the alphanumerics.

Grieve, Taylor N. [Ames Laboratory

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Detecting a Nuclear Fission Reactor at the Center of the Earth  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A natural nuclear fission reactor with a power output of 3- 10 terawatt at the center of the earth has been proposed as the energy source of the earth's magnetic field. The proposal can be directly tested by a massive liquid scintillation detector that can detect the signature spectrum of antineutrinos from the geo-reactor as well as the direction of the antineutrino source. Such detectors are now in operation or under construction in Japan/Europe. However, the clarity of both types of measurements may be limited by background from antineutrinos from surface power reactors. Future U. S. detectors, relatively more remote from power reactors, may be more suitable for achieving unambiguous spectral and directional evidence for a 3TW geo-reactor.

R. S. Raghavan

2002-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

220

Semi-transparent solar energy thermal storage device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A visually transmitting solar energy absorbing thermal storage module includes a thermal storage liquid containment chamber defined by an interior solar absorber panel, an exterior transparent panel having a heat mirror surface substantially covering the exterior surface thereof and associated top, bottom and side walls, Evaporation of the thermal storage liquid is controlled by a low vapor pressure liquid layer that floats on and seals the top surface of the liquid. Porous filter plugs are placed in filler holes of the module. An algicide and a chelating compound are added to the liquid to control biological and chemical activity while retaining visual clarity. A plurality of modules may be supported in stacked relation by a support frame to form a thermal storage wall structure.

McClelland, John F. (Ames, IA)

1985-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Semi-transparent solar energy thermal storage device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A visually transmitting solar energy absorbing thermal storage module includes a thermal storage liquid containment chamber defined by an interior solar absorber panel, an exterior transparent panel having a heat mirror surface substantially covering the exterior surface thereof and associated top, bottom and side walls. Evaporation of the thermal storage liquid is controlled by a low vapor pressure liquid layer that floats on and seals the top surface of the liquid. Porous filter plugs are placed in filler holes of the module. An algicide and a chelating compound are added to the liquid to control biological and chemical activity while retaining visual clarity. A plurality of modules may be supported in stacked relation by a support frame to form a thermal storage wall structure.

McClelland, John F. (Ames, IA)

1986-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

222

Calculations of thermal-reactor spent-fuel nuclide inventories and comparisons with measurements  

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Comparisons with integral measurements have demonstrated the accuracy of CINDER codes and libraries in calculating aggregate fission-product properties, including neutron absorption, decay power, and decay spectra. CINDER calculations have, alternatively, been used to supplement measured integral data describing fission-product decay power and decay spectra. Because of the incorporation of the extensive actinide library and the use of ENDF/B-V data, it is desirable to compare the inventory of individual nuclides obtained from tandem EPRI-CELL/CINDER-2 calculations with those determined in documented benchmark inventory measurements of spent reactor fuel. The development of the popular /sup 148/Nd burnup measurement procedure is outlined, and areas of uncertainty in it and lack of clarity in its interpretation are indicated. Six inventory samples of varying quality and completeness are examined. The power histories used in the calculations have been listed for other users.

Wilson, W.B.; LaBauve, R.J.; England, T.R.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scenario development for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Building confidence in the assessment  

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Scenario developments is part of the iterative performance assessment (PA) process for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Scenario development for the WIPP has been the subject of intense external review, and is certain to be the subject of continued scrutiny as the project proceeds toward regulatory compliance. The principal means of increasing confidence is this aspect of the PA will be through the use of a systematic and thorough procedure toward developing the scenarios and conceptual models on which the assessment is to be based. Early and ongoing interaction with project reviewers can assist with confidence building. Quality of argument and clarity of presentation in PA will be of key concern. Appropriate tools are required for documenting and tracking assumptions, through a single assessment phase, and between iterative assessment phases. Risks associated with future human actions are of particular concern to the WIPP project, and international consensus on the principles for incorporation of future human actions in assessments would be valuable.

Galson, D.A. [Galson Sciences Limited, (United Kingdom); Swift, P.N. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An in situ measurement of the radio-frequency attenuation in ice at Summit Station, Greenland  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We report an in situ measurement of the electric field attenuation length at radio frequencies for the bulk ice at Summit Station, Greenland, made by broadcasting radio-frequency signals vertically through the ice and measuring the relative power in the return ground bounce signal. We find the depth-averaged field attenuation length to be 947 +92/-85 meters at 75 MHz. While this measurement has clear radioglaciological applications, the radio clarity of the ice also has implications for the detection of ultra-high energy (UHE) astrophysical particles via their radio emission in dielectric media such as ice. The measured attenuation length at Summit Station is comparable to previously measured radio-frequency attenuation lengths at candidate particle detector sites around the world, and strengthens the case for Summit Station as the most promising northern site for UHE neutrino detection.

J. Avva; J. M. Kovac; C. Miki; D. Saltzberg; A. G. Vieregg

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

225

Scenario development for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Building confidence in the assessment  

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Scenario development is part of the iterative performance assessment (PA) process for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Scenario development for the WIPP has been the subject of intense external review and is certain to be the subject of continued scrutiny as the project proceeds toward regulatory compliance. The principal means of increasing confidence in this aspect of the PA will be through the use of the systematic and thorough procedure toward developing the scenarios and conceptual models on which the assessment is to be based. Early and ongoing interaction with project reviewers can assist with confidence building. Quality of argument and clarity of presentation in PA will be of key concern. Appropriate tools are required for documenting and tracking assumptions, through a single assessment phase, and between iterative assessment phases. Risks associated with future human actions are of particular concern to the WIPP project, and international consensus on the principles for incorporation of future human actions in assessments would be valuable.

Galson, D.A.; Swift, P.N.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Method for producing metal oxide aerogels  

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A two-step hydrolysis-condensation method was developed to form metal oxide aerogels of any density, including densities of less than 0.003g/cm{sup 3} and greater than 0.27g/cm{sup 3}. High purity metal alkoxide is reacted with water, alcohol solvent, and an additive to form a partially condensed metal intermediate. All solvent and reaction-generated alcohol is removed, and the intermediate is diluted with a nonalcoholic solvent. The intermediate can be stored for future use to make aerogels of any density. The aerogels are formed by reacting the intermediate with water, nonalcoholic solvent, and a catalyst, and extracting the nonalcoholic solvent directly. The resulting monolithic aerogels are hydrophobic and stable under atmospheric conditions, and exhibit good optical transparency, high clarity, and homogeneity. The aerogels have high thermal insulation capacity, high porosity, mechanical strength and stability, and require shorter gelation times than aerogels formed by conventional methods. 8 figs.

Tillotson, T.M.; Poco, J.F.; Hrubesh, L.W.; Thomas, I.M.

1995-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

227

Method for producing metal oxide aerogels  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A two-step hydrolysis-condensation method was developed to form metal oxide aerogels of any density, including densities of less than 0.003g/cm.sup.3 and greater than 0.27g/cm.sup.3. High purity metal alkoxide is reacted with water, alcohol solvent, and an additive to form a partially condensed metal intermediate. All solvent and reaction-generated alcohol is removed, and the intermediate is diluted with a nonalcoholic solvent. The intermediate can be stored for future use to make aerogels of any density. The aerogels are formed by reacting the intermediate with water, nonalcoholic solvent, and a catalyst, and extracting the nonalcoholic solvent directly. The resulting monolithic aerogels are hydrophobic and stable under atmospheric conditions, and exhibit good optical transparency, high clarity, and homogeneity. The aerogels have high thermal insulation capacity, high porosity, mechanical strength and stability, and require shorter gelation times than aerogels formed by conventional methods.

Tillotson, Thomas M. (Tracy, CA); Poco, John F. (Livermore, CA); Hrubesh, Lawrence W. (Pleasanton, CA); Thomas, Ian M. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Development of a fourth generation predictive capability maturity model.  

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The Predictive Capability Maturity Model (PCMM) is an expert elicitation tool designed to characterize and communicate completeness of the approaches used for computational model definition, verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification associated for an intended application. The primary application of this tool at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has been for physics-based computational simulations in support of nuclear weapons applications. The two main goals of a PCMM evaluation are 1) the communication of computational simulation capability, accurately and transparently, and 2) the development of input for effective planning. As a result of the increasing importance of computational simulation to SNL's mission, the PCMM has evolved through multiple generations with the goal to provide more clarity, rigor, and completeness in its application. This report describes the approach used to develop the fourth generation of the PCMM.

Hills, Richard Guy; Witkowski, Walter R.; Urbina, Angel; Rider, William J.; Trucano, Timothy Guy

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Quantum Physics and Human Language  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Human languages employ constructions that tacitly assume specific properties of the limited range of phenomena they evolved to describe. These assumed properties are true features of that limited context, but may not be general or precise properties of all the physical situations allowed by fundamental physics. In brief, human languages contain `excess baggage' that must be qualified, discarded, or otherwise reformed to give a clear account in the context of fundamental physics of even the everyday phenomena that the languages evolved to describe. The surest route to clarity is to express the constructions of human languages in the language of fundamental physical theory, not the other way around. These ideas are illustrated by an analysis of the verb `to happen' and the word `reality' in special relativity and the modern quantum mechanics of closed systems.

James B. Hartle

2006-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

230

Synthesis, reactivity, and coordination chemistry relevant to the copolymerization of CO2 and epoxides by first row transition metal schiff base complexes  

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), 5.15 (s, 2H), 3.41 (m, 4H), 1.91 (s, 6H), 1.11 (s, 18H). 13 C { 1 H} NMR (C 6 D 6 , 75 MHz): ? 204.8, 163.9, 91.61, 43.75, 41.62, 28.12, 19.40. Synthesis of (t-butylacacen)CrCl (2-1). CrCl 3 (THF) 3 (0.250 g, 0.667 mmol) and (t... are omitted for clarity. The polymer chain viewed along the b axis............... 48 3-2 Thermal ellipsoid plot of 3-3 at 50% probability. The polymer chain viewed along the c axis...

Frantz, Eric Benjamin

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

231

The Food Crises: A quantitative model of food prices including speculators and ethanol conversion  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Recent increases in basic food prices are severely impacting vulnerable populations worldwide. Proposed causes such as shortages of grain due to adverse weather, increasing meat consumption in China and India, conversion of corn to ethanol in the US, and investor speculation on commodity markets lead to widely differing implications for policy. A lack of clarity about which factors are responsible reinforces policy inaction. Here, for the first time, we construct a dynamic model that quantitatively agrees with food prices. The results show that the dominant causes of price increases are investor speculation and ethanol conversion. Models that just treat supply and demand are not consistent with the actual price dynamics. The two sharp peaks in 2007/2008 and 2010/2011 are specifically due to investor speculation, while an underlying upward trend is due to increasing demand from ethanol conversion. The model includes investor trend following as well as shifting between commodities, equities and bonds to take ad...

Lagi, Marco; Bertrand, Karla Z; Bar-Yam, Yaneer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

An Inconvenient Truth. The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It  

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This book is published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name. Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia presentations on global warming that the author created and delivers to groups around the world. With this book, Gore, brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world; photographs, charts, and other illustrations; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness, and with humor, too, that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked.

Gore, Al

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

233

Environmental applications of the particle analysis system  

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This study demonstrates the applicability of particle counting technology for analysis of various water treatment systems at the Rocky Flats Plant. The Particle Analysis System described in this study determined the water quality of samples from environmental remediation, stormwater treatment, and drinking water treatment operations. Samples were measured in either discrete or on-line mode. This data showed filtration efficiencies, particle counts, particle size distributions, and real-time treatment system performance. Particle counting proved more sensitive than the turbidimetric measurement technique commonly used by the water treatment industry. Particle counting is a two-dimensional measurement of counts and sizes, whereas turbidity is a one-dimensional measurement of water clarity. Samples showing identical turbidities could be distinguished easily with the Particle Analysis System. The Particle Analysis System proved to be an efficient and reliable water quality measurement tool, and it is applicable to a variety of water treatment systems at the Rocky Flats Plant.

Moritz, E.J.; Hoffman, C.R.

1993-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

234

Discovery of pulsational line profile variations in the delta Scuti star HD21190 and in the Ap Sr star HD218994  

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Asteroseismology has the potential to provide new insights into the physics of stellar interiors. We have obtained UVES high time resolution observations of the delta Scuti star HD21190 and of the Ap Sr star HD218994 to search for pulsational line profile variations. We report the discovery of a new roAp star, HD218994, with a pulsation period of 14.2 min. This is one of the most evolved roAp stars. No rapid pulsations have been found in the spectra of the cool Ap star - delta Scuti star HD21190. However, we detect with unprecedented clarity for a delta Sct star moving peaks in the cores of spectral lines that indicate the presence of high degree non-radial pulsations in this star.

J. F. Gonzalez; S. Hubrig; D. W. Kurtz; V. Elkin; I. Savanov

2007-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

235

Science and Technology Review July/August 2009  

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This month's issue has the following articles: (1) Game-Changing Science in the National Interest - Commentary by Tomas Diaz de la Rubia; (2) Preventing Close Encounters of the Orbiting Kind - The Testbed Environment for Space Situational Awareness is improving capabilities for monitoring and detecting threats to space operations; (3) A CAT Scanner for Nuclear Weapon Components - A new x-ray system images nuclear weapon components in three dimensions, promising unprecedented resolution and clarity; (4) Mass-Producing Positrons - Scientists reveal a new method for yielding a greater density of positrons at a much faster rate inside a laboratory setting; and (5) The Next Generation of Medical Diagnostic Devices - Portable medical diagnostic devices using ultrawideband technology help first responders evaluate injuries in emergency situations and could improve overall health care.

Bearinger, J P

2009-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

236

Nuclear material operations manual  

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This manual provides a concise and comprehensive documentation of the operating procedures currently practiced at Sandia National Laboratories with regard to the management, control, and accountability of nuclear materials. The manual is divided into chapters which are devoted to the separate functions performed in nuclear material operations-management, control, accountability, and safeguards, and the final two chapters comprise a document which is also issued separately to provide a summary of the information and operating procedures relevant to custodians and users of radioactive and nuclear materials. The manual also contains samples of the forms utilized in carrying out nuclear material activities. To enhance the clarity of presentation, operating procedures are presented in the form of playscripts in which the responsible organizations and necessary actions are clearly delineated in a chronological fashion from the initiation of a transaction to its completion.

Tyler, R.P.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Magnetic Activity in Stars, Discs and Quasars  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Although magnetic fields in interstellar matter were postulated almost fifty years ago, magnetohydrodynamic theory was then much hampered by our inability to see what the magnetic field configurations were like and, after a decade of innovative development, cynics, not without some justification, began to claim that anything can happen when magnetism and an imaginative theorist get together. Thus cosmic lightning in particular received a bad press. More recently great advances in observational techniques that we shall hear of from Title, Beck, Moran and Mirabel have enabled us to see not only the sun's magnetic field with unprecedented clarity but the fields in galaxies, quasars and microquasars are now measured and not merely figments of fertile imaginations.

Donald Lynden-Bell

2000-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The importance of vehicle costs, fuel prices, and fuel efficiency to HEV market success.  

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Toyota's introduction of a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) named ''Prius'' in Japan and Honda's proposed introduction of an HEV in the United States have generated considerable interest in the long-term viability of such fuel-efficient vehicles. A performance and cost projection model developed entirely at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is used here to estimate costs. ANL staff developed fuel economy estimates by extending conventional vehicle (CV) modeling done primarily under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. Together, these estimates are employed to analyze dollar costs vs. benefits of two of many possible HEV technologies. We project incremental costs and fuel savings for a Prius-type low-performance hybrid (14.3 seconds zero to 60 mph acceleration, 260 time) and a higher-performance ''mild'' hybrid vehicle, or MHV (11 seconds 260 time). Each HEV is compared to a U.S. Toyota Corolla with automatic transmission (11 seconds 260 time). The base incremental retail price range, projected a decade hence, is $3,200-$3,750, before considering battery replacement cost. Historical data are analyzed to evaluate the effect of fuel price on consumer preferences for vehicle fuel economy, performance, and size. The relationship between fuel price, the level of change in fuel price, and consumer attitude toward higher fuel efficiency is also evaluated. A recent survey on the value of higher fuel efficiency is presented and U.S. commercial viability of the hybrids is evaluated using discount rates of 2090 and 870. Our analysis, with our current HEV cost estimates and current fuel savings estimates, implies that the U.S. market for such HEVS would be quite limited.

Santini, D. J.; Patterson, P. D.; Vyas, A. D.

1999-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

239

Solar Water Splitting: Photocatalyst Materials Discovery and Systems Development  

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Hydrogen promises to be an attractive transportation fuel in the post-fossil fuel era. Relatively abundant and clean burning (water being the principal byproduct), hydrogen offers the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, there are significant technical barriers that require solutions before hydrogen can be implemented in large scale. These are: Sources (e.g. hydrocarbon, water) Transportation Storage Each of the aforementioned barriers carries with it important considerations. First, would a hydrocarbon-based hydrogen source be of any benefit compared to conventional fossil fuels? Second, will a system based on centralized generation and distribution be viable? Finally, methods of on-board storage, whether they are liquefaction, adsorption, or intercalation, are far from optimized. The scope of this program is limited to hydrogen generation, specifically generation using solarinitiated water electrolysis. Though concept of making hydrogen using water and sunlight may sound somewhat far-fetched, in reality the concept is very real. Since the discovery of solar-generated hydrogen, termed photoelectrochemical hydrogen, nearly 30 years ago by Fujishima and Honda, significant advances in both fundamental understanding and technological capability have been made. Using solar radiation to generate hydrogen in a fashion akin to using solar to generate electricity offers many advantages. First, hydrogen can be generated at the point of use, reducing the importance of transportation. Second, using water as the hydrogen source eliminates greenhouse gas evolution and the consequences that come with it. Finally, because the process uses very little electricity (pumps and compressors predominantly), the quantity of chemical fuel produced far exceeds the amount of electricity consumed. Consequently, there is some level of truth to the notion that photoelectrochemically-derived hydrogen offers the potential to nearly eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation landscape. This report focuses primarily on the technical issues inherent to developing an economically viable photoelectrochemical hydrogen system. This involves research intended to address technology gaps as well as research to address commercial feasibility. Though a firm cost target is not identified explicitly, much of the economics are presented in terms of dollars per gallon of gasoline equivalent ($/gge). Obviously this is a moving target, but it is important to understand cost in terms of current gasoline pricing, since the intended target is gasoline replacement. However, this does put the cost contribution into a perspective that at least allows for a reasonable assessment of technological viability. It also allows for the identification of need areas beyond the obvious technology gaps.

McNulty, Thomas F.

2008-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Radial-Gap Permanent Magnet Motor and Drive Research FY 2004  

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The objective of this task was to study permanent magnet (PM) radial-gap traction drive systems that could meet the U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR Program's 2010 goals to expose weaknesses or identify strengths. Initially, the approach was to compare attributes such as physical deformations during operation, performance (torque, power, efficiency versus speed), material requirements (strength), material costs, manufacturability, weight, power density, specific power, reliability, and drivability for specific motors. Three motors selected were the commercially available 60-kW radial-gap surface-mounted PM motor manufactured by UQM Technologies, Inc.; a hypothetical PM motor with rotor-supported magnets similar to the Honda MCF-21; and Delphi's automotive electric machine drive motor, whose rotor is a ferromagnetic cylinder, held at one end by a shaft that supports the magnets on its inner surface. Potential problems have appeared related to PM motors, such as (1) high no-load spin losses and high operational power losses, probably from eddy current losses in the rotor; (2) the undemonstrated dual mode inverter control (DMIC) for driving a brushless dc motor (BDCM) (UQM and Delphi motors); (3) uncertainty about the potential for reducing current with DMIC; and (4) uncertainty about the relation between material requirements and maximum rotor speed. Therefore, the approach was changed to study in detail three of the comparison attributes: drivability, performance, and material requirements. Drivability and related problems were examined by demonstrating that DMIC may be used to drive an 18-pole 30-kW PM motor to 6000 rpm, where the maximum electrical frequency is 900 Hz. An available axial-gap test motor with 18 poles was used because its control is identical to that of a radial gap PM motor. Performance was analytically examined, which led to a derivation showing that DMIC controls a PM motor so that the motor uses minimum current to produce any power regardless of speed for relative speeds, n = {omega}/{omega}{sub base} {ge} 2. Performance was also examined with efficiency measurements during the 30-kW PM motor test. Material requirements were examined with finite-element analyses (FEA) to determine the speed and location where yield starts and the corresponding deformations and stresses.

McKeever, J.W.

2005-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Research, Development and Demonstration of Micro-CHP System for Residential Applications  

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ECR International and its joint venture company, Climate Energy, are at the forefront of the effort to deliver residential-scale combined heat and power (Micro-CHP) products to the USA market. Part of this substantial program is focused on the development of a new class of steam expanders that offers the potential for significantly lower costs for small-scale power generation technology. The heart of this technology is the scroll expander, a machine that has revolutionized the HVAC refrigerant compressor industry in the last 15 years. The liquid injected cogeneration (LIC) technology is at the core of the efforts described in this report, and remains an excellent option for low cost Micro-CHP systems. ECR has demonstrated in several prototype appliances that the concept for LIC can be made into a practical product. The continuing challenge is to identify economical scroll machine designs that will meet the performance and endurance requirements needed for a long life appliance application. This report describes the numerous advances made in this endeavor by ECR International. Several important advances are described in this report. Section 4 describes a marketing and economics study that integrates the technical performance of the LIC system with real-world climatic data and economic analysis to assess the practical impact that different factors have on the economic application of Micro-CHP in residential applications. Advances in the development of a working scroll steam expander are discussed in Section 5. A rigorous analytical assessment of the performance of scroll expanders, including the difficult to characterize impact of pocket to pocket flank leakage, is presented in Section 5.1. This is followed with an FEA study of the thermal and pressure induced deflections that would result from the normal operation of an advanced scroll expander. Section 6 describes the different scroll expanders and test fixtures developed during this effort. Another key technical challenge to the development of a long life LIC system is the development of a reliable and efficient steam generator. The steam generator and support equipment development is described in Section 7. Just one year ago, ECR International announced through its joint venture company, Climate Energy, that it was introducing to the USA market a new class of Micro-CHP product using the state-of-the-art Honda MCHP gas fired internal combustion (IC) engine platform. We now have installed Climate Energy Micro-CHP systems in 20 pilot demonstration sites for the 2005/2006 heating season. This breakthrough success with IC engine based systems paves the way for future advanced steam cycle Micro-CHP systems to be introduced.

Karl Mayer

2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

242

MiniBooNE liner integrity study  

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The civil construction for the MiniBooNE project includes a 50-m decay path and beam absorbers. The decay path is a six-foot diameter corrugated metal pipe (CMP). To prevent activation of the groundwater, the CMP and beam absorbers are surrounded by crushed aggregate, and enclosed in a double-walled geotextile membrane, referred to as the liner. The minimum distance from the beam centerline to the liner is 10 feet. The double-wall construction of the liner forms three regions, the containment volume, the interstitial volume, and the exterior. Each of these volumes is connected to monitoring wells at both the upstream and downstream ends of the decay volume, i.e. a total of six monitoring pipes extend to the surface. To confirm the integrity of the liner system following its placement, the firm Earth Tech was contracted to perform tests. Michael Williams was the primary contact with Earth Tech. The following is the report from Earth Tech, with minor changes in the interest of clarity. A sketch of the decay region is shown; only one of the layers of the liner is shown, and only one monitoring port. At the time of these tests, the excavation in general, but particularly in the vicinity of the monitoring wells had not been backfilled in the final grade, as indicated by the dashed lines.

Ray Stefanski, Phil Martin and Jeff Sims

2001-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of the safety features of 6M packagings for DOE programs  

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This report, prepared by a US Department of Energy (DOE) Task Force and organized for clarity into two-page modules, argues that the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Specification-6M packagings (hereafter referred to as 6M packaging, or simply 6M) merit continued DOE use and, if necessary, DOE certification. This report is designed to address the specific requirements of a Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP). While not a SARP, this report constitutes a compilation of all available documentation on 6M packagings. The authors individually, and the Task Force collectively, believe their investigation provides justification for the continued use of 6M packagings because they meet criteria for quality assurance and for safety under normal and accident conditions as defined by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations. This report may be used by DOE managers to assist in deliberations on future requirements for 6M packagings as they are required to support DOE programs. For the purpose of ready evaluation, this report includes categorical topics found in Nuclear Regulatory Guide 7.9, the topical guideline for SARPs. The format, however, will (it is hoped) pleasantly surprise customary reader expectations. For, while maintaining categorical headings and subheadings found in SARPs as a skeleton, the Task Force chose to adopt the document design principles developed by Hughes Aircraft in the 1960s, ''Sequential Thematic Organization of Publications'' (STOP). 37 figs.

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1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of models used for determining consequences of UF{sub 6} release: Development of model evaluation criteria. Volume 1  

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The objective of this study is to examine the usefulness and effectiveness of currently existing models that simulate the release of uranium hexafluoride from UF{sub 6}-handling facilities, subsequent reactions of UF{sub 6} with atmospheric moisture, and the dispersion of UF{sub 6} and reaction products in the atmosphere. The study evaluates screening-level and detailed public-domain models that were specifically developed for UF{sub 6} and models that were originally developed for the treatment of dense gases but are applicable to UF{sub 6} release, reaction, and dispersion. The model evaluation process is divided into three specific tasks: model-component evaluation; applicability evaluation; and user interface and quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) evaluation. Within the model-component evaluation process, a model`s treatment of source term, thermodynamics, and atmospheric dispersion are considered and model predictions are compared with actual observations. Within the applicability evaluation process, a model`s applicability to Integrated Safety Analysis, Emergency Response Planning, and Post-Accident Analysis, and to site-specific considerations are assessed. Finally, within the user interface and QA/QC evaluation process, a model`s user-friendliness, presence and clarity of documentation, ease of use, etc. are assessed, along with its handling of QA/QC. This document presents the complete methodology used in the evaluation process.

Nair, S.K.; Chambers, D.B.; Park, S.H.; Hoffman, F.O. [Senes Oak Ridge, Inc., TN (United States). Center for Risk Analysis

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation  

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The objective of the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy?s (DOEs) Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation (AVTE) project was to provide test and evaluation services for advanced technology vehicles, to establish a performance baseline, to determine vehicle reliability, and to evaluate vehicle operating costs in fleet operations. Vehicles tested include light and medium-duty vehicles in conventional, hybrid, and all-electric configurations using conventional and alternative fuels, including hydrogen in internal combustion engines. Vehicles were tested on closed tracks and chassis dynamometers, as well as operated on public roads, in fleet operations, and over prescribed routes. All testing was controlled by procedures developed specifically to support such testing. Testing and evaluations were conducted in the following phases: ? Development of test procedures, which established testing procedures; ? Baseline performance testing, which established a performance baseline; ? Accelerated reliability testing, which determined vehicle reliability; ? Fleet testing, used to evaluate vehicle economics in fleet operation, and ? End of test performance evaluation. Test results are reported by two means and posted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to their website: quarterly progress reports, used to document work in progress; and final test reports. This final report documents work conducted for the entirety of the contract by the Clarity Group, Inc., doing business as ECOtality North America (ECOtality). The contract was performed from 1 October 2005 through 31 March 2013. There were 113 light-duty on-road (95), off-road (3) and low speed (15) vehicles tested.

Garetson, Thomas

2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant No-Migration Variance Petition. Revision 1, Volume 1  

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The purpose of the WIPP No-Migration Variance Petition is to demonstrate, according to the requirements of RCRA {section}3004(d) and 40 CFR {section}268.6, that to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the facility for as long as the wastes remain hazardous. The DOE submitted the petition to the EPA in March 1989. Upon completion of its initial review, the EPA provided to DOE a Notice of Deficiencies (NOD). DOE responded to the EPA`s NOD and met with the EPA`s reviewers of the petition several times during 1989. In August 1989, EPA requested that DOE submit significant additional information addressing a variety of topics including: waste characterization, ground water hydrology, geology and dissolution features, monitoring programs, the gas generation test program, and other aspects of the project. This additional information was provided to EPA in January 1990 when DOE submitted Revision 1 of the Addendum to the petition. For clarity and ease of review, this document includes all of these submittals, and the information has been updated where appropriate. This document is divided into the following sections: Introduction, 1.0: Facility Description, 2.0: Waste Description, 3.0; Site Characterization, 4.0; Environmental Impact Analysis, 5.0; Prediction and Assessment of Infrequent Events, 6.0; and References, 7.0.

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1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Sensor Characteristics Reference Guide  

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The Buildings Technologies Office (BTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), is initiating a new program in Sensor and Controls. The vision of this program is: Buildings operating automatically and continuously at peak energy efficiency over their lifetimes and interoperating effectively with the electric power grid. Buildings that are self-configuring, self-commissioning, self-learning, self-diagnosing, self-healing, and self-transacting to enable continuous peak performance. Lower overall building operating costs and higher asset valuation. The overarching goal is to capture 30% energy savings by enhanced management of energy consuming assets and systems through development of cost-effective sensors and controls. One step in achieving this vision is the publication of this Sensor Characteristics Reference Guide. The purpose of the guide is to inform building owners and operators of the current status, capabilities, and limitations of sensor technologies. It is hoped that this guide will aid in the design and procurement process and result in successful implementation of building sensor and control systems. DOE will also use this guide to identify research priorities, develop future specifications for potential market adoption, and provide market clarity through unbiased information

Cree, Johnathan V.; Dansu, A.; Fuhr, P.; Lanzisera, Steven M.; McIntyre, T.; Muehleisen, Ralph T.; Starke, M.; Banerjee, Pranab; Kuruganti, T.; Castello, C.

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Spent Nuclear Fuel Project document control and Records Management Program Description  

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The Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Project document control and records management program, as defined within this document, is based on a broad spectrum of regulatory requirements, Department of Energy (DOE) and Project Hanford and SNF Project-specific direction and guidance. The SNF Project Execution Plan, HNF-3552, requires the control of documents and management of records under the auspices of configuration control, conduct of operations, training, quality assurance, work control, records management, data management, engineering and design control, operational readiness review, and project management and turnover. Implementation of the controls, systems, and processes necessary to ensure compliance with applicable requirements is facilitated through plans, directives, and procedures within the Project Hanford Management System (PHMS) and the SNF Project internal technical and administrative procedures systems. The documents cited within this document are those which directly establish or define the SNF Project document control and records management program. There are many peripheral documents that establish requirements and provide direction pertinent to managing specific types of documents that, for the sake of brevity and clarity, are not cited within this document.

MARTIN, B.M.

2000-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

249

Recommendations for reducing ambiguity in written procedures.  

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Previous studies in the nuclear weapons complex have shown that ambiguous work instructions (WIs) and operating procedures (OPs) can lead to human error, which is a major cause for concern. This report outlines some of the sources of ambiguity in written English and describes three recommendations for reducing ambiguity in WIs and OPs. The recommendations are based on commonly used research techniques in the fields of linguistics and cognitive psychology. The first recommendation is to gather empirical data that can be used to improve the recommended word lists that are provided to technical writers. The second recommendation is to have a review in which new WIs and OPs and checked for ambiguities and clarity. The third recommendation is to use self-paced reading time studies to identify any remaining ambiguities before the new WIs and OPs are put into use. If these three steps are followed for new WIs and OPs, the likelihood of human errors related to ambiguity could be greatly reduced.

Matzen, Laura E.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strangeness in Neutron Stars  

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It is generally agreed on that the tremendous densities reached in the centers of neutron stars provide a high-pressure environment in which numerous novel particles processes are likely to compete with each other. These processes range from the generation of hyperons to quark deconfinement to the formation of kaon condensates and H-matter. There are theoretical suggestions of even more exotic processes inside neutron stars, such as the formation of absolutely stable strange quark matter, a configuration of matter even more stable than the most stable atomic nucleus, iron. In the latter event, neutron stars would be largely composed of pure quark matter, eventually enveloped in a thin nuclear crust. No matter which physical processes are actually realized inside neutron stars, each one leads to fingerprints, some more pronounced than others though, in the observable stellar quantities. This feature combined with the unprecedented progress in observational astronomy, which allows us to see vistas with remarkable clarity that previously were only imagined, renders neutron stars to nearly ideal probes for a wide range of physical studies, including the role of strangeness in dense matter.

Fridolin Weber

2000-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear and High-Energy Astrophysics  

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There has never been a more exciting time in the overlapping areas of nuclear physics, particle physics and relativistic astrophysics than today. Orbiting observatories such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE), Chandra X-ray satellite, and the X-ray Multi Mirror Mission (XMM) have extended our vision tremendously, allowing us to see vistas with an unprecedented clarity and angular resolution that previously were only imagined, enabling astrophysicists for the first time ever to perform detailed studies of large samples of galactic and extragalactic objects. On the Earth, radio telescopes (e.g., Arecibo, Green Bank, Parkes, VLA) and instruments using adaptive optics and other revolutionary techniques have exceeded previous expectations of what can be accomplished from the ground. The gravitational wave detectors LIGO, LISA VIRGO, and Geo-600 are opening up a window for the detection of gravitational waves emitted from compact stellar objects such as neutron stars and black holes. Together with new experimental forefront facilities like ISAC, ORLaND and RIA, these detectors provide direct, quantitative physical insight into nucleosynthesis, supernova dynamics, accreting compact objects, cosmic-ray acceleration, and pair-production in high energy sources which reinforce the urgent need for a strong and continuous feedback from nuclear and particle theory and theoretical astrophysics. In my lectures, I shall concentrate on three selected topics, which range from the behavior of superdense stellar matter, to general relativistic stellar models, to strange quark stars and possible signals of quark matter in neutron stars.

Fridolin Weber

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Advancing the theory and practice of impact assessment: Setting the research agenda  

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Impact assessment has been in place for over 40 years and is now practised in some form in all but two of the world's nations. In this paper we reflect on the state of the art of impact assessment theory and practice, focusing on six well-established forms: EIA, SEA, policy assessment, SIA, HIA and sustainability assessment. We note that although the fundamentals of impact assessment have their roots in the US National Environmental Policy Act 1969 (NEPA) each branch of the field is distinct in also drawing on other theoretical and conceptual bases that in turn shape the prevailing discourse in each case, generating increasing degrees of specialisation within each sub-field. Against this backdrop, we consider the strengths and weaknesses of collective impact assessment practice, concluding that although there are substantial strengths, the plethora of specialist branches is generating a somewhat confusing picture and lack of clarity regarding how the pieces of the impact assessment jigsaw puzzle fit together. We use this review to suggest an overarching research agenda that will enable impact assessment to evolve in line with changing expectations for what it should deliver. -- Highlights: ? Strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats for IA are explored in this paper ? EIA, SEA, policy assessment, SIA, HIA and sustainability assessment are reviewed ? Diversity of practice is both a strength and weakness in the current economic climate ? There are opportunities to simplify IA by focusing on common and fundamental elements ? Continued research into theory related to IA effectiveness is also essential.

Pope, Jenny, E-mail: jenny@integral-sustainability.net [Integral Sustainability, PO Box 79, South Fremantle WA 6162 (Australia) [Integral Sustainability, PO Box 79, South Fremantle WA 6162 (Australia); School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa); Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845 (Australia); Bond, Alan, E-mail: alan.bond@uea.ac.uk [School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa) [School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa); School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom); Morrison-Saunders, Angus, E-mail: a.morrison-saunders@murdoch.edu.au [Integral Sustainability, PO Box 79, South Fremantle WA 6162 (Australia) [Integral Sustainability, PO Box 79, South Fremantle WA 6162 (Australia); School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa); School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University, South St, Murdoch WA 6150 (Australia); Retief, Francois, E-mail: francois.retief@nwu.ac.za [School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa)] [School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa)

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The role of regional power pools in support of a competitive electric power market  

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The regulated, vertically integrated electric utility industry is transitioning to a competitive market structure. Change is driven by new technologies, competition, markets and customers. Electric industry restructuring must focus on bringing the benefits of competition to all consumers; a market system producing lower costs through competitive efficiencies, not zero-sum games of cost shifting and cost avoidance; and a transparent, open market that provides opportunity for all to compete to serve all customers. Customers want choice, flexibility and reliability. To this end, Edison has developed a pool-based proposal. All electric systems that have transitioned from a regulated to a competitive market model, such as UK, Norway, New Zealand and Alberta have relied on a pool-based structure. Edison`s proposal has become known as POOLCO, and it separates financial transactions from physical operation of the system, giving customers the choice of service through bilateral commercial contracts, yet assuring coordinated, reliable system operation. Independent and unaffiliated with any utility, it would make a real-time, voluntary spot power market; dispatch supply; provide open, comparable transmission access and perform the balancing or settlement function, based on visible, competitive future requires resolution of some important policy issues--recovery of costs prudently incurred under the current regulatory structure; jurisdictional clarity between federal and state regulatory authority; and size, scope and recovery of costs associated with energy policy programs.

Budhraja, V. [Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

254

Control volume finite element method with multidimensional edge element Scharfetter-Gummel upwinding. Part 1, formulation.  

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We develop a new formulation of the Control Volume Finite Element Method (CVFEM) with a multidimensional Scharfetter-Gummel (SG) upwinding for the drift-diffusion equations. The formulation uses standard nodal elements for the concentrations and expands the flux in terms of the lowest-order Nedelec H(curl; {Omega})-compatible finite element basis. The SG formula is applied to the edges of the elements to express the Nedelec element degree of freedom on this edge in terms of the nodal degrees of freedom associated with the endpoints of the edge. The resulting upwind flux incorporates the upwind effects from all edges and is defined at the interior of the element. This allows for accurate evaluation of integrals on the boundaries of the control volumes for arbitrary quadrilateral elements. The new formulation admits efficient implementation through a standard loop over the elements in the mesh followed by loops over the element nodes (associated with control volume fractions in the element) and element edges (associated with flux degrees of freedom). The quantities required for the SG formula can be precomputed and stored for each edge in the mesh for additional efficiency gains. For clarity the details are presented for two-dimensional quadrilateral grids. Extension to other element shapes and three dimensions is straightforward.

Bochev, Pavel Blagoveston

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Betatron motion with coupling of horizontal and vertical degrees of freedom  

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Presently, there are two most frequently used parameterezations of linear x-y coupled motion used in the accelerator physics. They are the Edwards-Teng and Mais-Ripken parameterizations. The article is devoted to an analysis of close relationship between the two representations, thus adding a clarity to their physical meaning. It also discusses the relationship between the eigen-vectors, the beta-functions, second order moments and the bilinear form representing the particle ellipsoid in the 4D phase space. Then, it consideres a further development of Mais-Ripken parameteresation where the particle motion is descrabed by 10 parameters: four beta-functions, four alpha-functions and two betatron phase advances. In comparison with Edwards-Teng parameterization the chosen parametrization has an advantage that it works equally well for analysis of coupled betatron motion in circular accelerators and in transfer lines. Considered relationship between second order moments, eigen-vectors and beta-functions can be useful in interpreting tracking results and experimental data. As an example, the developed formalizm is applied to the FNAL electron cooler and Derbenevs vertex-to-plane adapter.

Valeri Lebedev, Alex Bogacz

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Eleven Tribes Jump START Clean Energy Projects, Summer 2012 (Newsletter)  

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This newsletter describes key activities of the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs for Summer 2012. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (DOE-IE) has selected 11 Tribes - five in Alaska and six in the contiguous United States - to receive on-the-ground technical support for community-based energy efficiency and renewable energy projects as part of DOE-IE's Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program. START finalists were selected based on the clarity of their requests for technical assistance and the ability of START to successfully work with their projects or community. Technical experts from DOE and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will work directly with community-based project teams to analyze local energy issues and assist the Tribes in moving their projects forward. In Alaska, the effort will be bolstered by DOE-IE's partnership with the Denali Commission, which will provide additional assistance and expertise, as well as funding to fuel the Alaska START initiative.

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2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Level Waste Regulation: Putting Principles Into Practice - 13297 - The Richard S. Hodes, M.D., Honor Lecture Award  

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In carrying out its mission to ensure the safe use of radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while protecting people and the environment, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) adheres to its Principles of Good Regulation. The Principles-Independence, Openness, Efficiency, Clarity, and Reliability-apply to the agency as a whole in its decision-making and to the individual conduct of NRC employees. This paper describes the application of the Principles in a real-life staff activity, a guidance document used in the NRC's low-level radioactive waste (LLW) program, the Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation Branch Technical Position (CA BTP). The staff's process to revise the document, as well as the final content of the document, were influenced by following the Principles. For example, consistent with the Openness Principle, the staff conducted a number of outreach activities and received many comments on three drafts of the document. Stakeholder comments affected the final staff positions in some cases. The revised CA BTP, once implemented, is expected to improve management and disposal of LLW in the United States. Its positions have an improved nexus to health and safety; are more performance-based than previously, thus providing licensees with options for how they achieve the required outcome of protecting an inadvertent human intruder into a disposal facility; and provide for disposal of more sealed radioactive sources, which are a potential threat to national security. (author)

Kennedy, James E. [Low-Level Waste Branch Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-0001 (United States)] [Low-Level Waste Branch Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-0001 (United States)

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The Origin of Cosmic Rays  

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Cosmic Rays reach the Earth from space with energies of up to more than 1020 eV, carrying information on the most powerful particle accelerators that Nature has been able to assemble. Understanding where and how cosmic rays originate has required almost one century of investigations, and, although the last word is not written yet, recent observations and theory seem now to fit together to provide us with a global picture of the origin of cosmic rays of unprecedented clarity. Here we will describe what we learned from recent observations of astrophysical sources (such as supernova remnants and active galaxies) and we will illustrate what these observations tell us about the physics of particle acceleration and transport. We will also discuss the ?end? of the Galactic cosmic ray spectrum, which bridges out attention towards the so called ultra high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs). At ~1020 eV the gyration scale of cosmic rays in cosmic magnetic fields becomes large enough to allow us to point back to their sources, thereby allowing us to perform ?cosmic ray astronomy?, as confirmed by the recent results obtained with the Pierre Auger Observatory. We will discuss the implications of these observations for the understanding of UHECRs, as well as some questions which will likely remain unanswered and will be the target of the next generation of cosmic ray experiments.

Pasquale Blasi

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactor Physics Measurements Benchmark Specifications for Oak Ridge HEU Sphere (ORSphere)  

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In the early 1970s Dr. John T. Mihalczo (team leader), J.J. Lynn, and J.R. Taylor performed experiments at the Oak Ridge Critical Experiments Facility (ORCEF) with highly enriched uranium (HEU) metal (called Oak Ridge Alloy or ORALLOY) in an effort to recreate GODIVA I results with greater accuracy than those performed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the 1950s. The purpose of the Oak Ridge ORALLOY Sphere (ORSphere) experiments was to estimate the unreflected and unmoderated critical mass of an idealized sphere of uranium metal corrected to a density, purity, and enrichment such that it could be compared with the GODIVA I experiments. Additionally, various material reactivity worths, the surface material worth coefficient, the delayed neutron fraction, the prompt neutron decay constant, relative fission density, and relative neutron importance were all measured. The critical assembly, material reactivity worths, the surface material worth coefficient, and the delayed neutron fraction were all evaluated as benchmark experiment measurements. The reactor physics measurements are the focus of this paper; although for clarity the critical assembly benchmark specifications are briefly discussed.

Margaret A. Marshall

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Consensus Guidelines for Delineation of Clinical Target Volume for Intensity-Modulated Pelvic Radiotherapy for the Definitive Treatment of Cervix Cancer  

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Purpose: Accurate target definition is vitally important for definitive treatment of cervix cancer with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), yet a definition of clinical target volume (CTV) remains variable within the literature. The aim of this study was to develop a consensus CTV definition in preparation for a Phase 2 clinical trial being planned by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. Methods and Materials: A guidelines consensus working group meeting was convened in June 2008 for the purposes of developing target definition guidelines for IMRT for the intact cervix. A draft document of recommendations for CTV definition was created and used to aid in contouring a clinical case. The clinical case was then analyzed for consistency and clarity of target delineation using an expectation maximization algorithm for simultaneous truth and performance level estimation (STAPLE), with kappa statistics as a measure of agreement between participants. Results: Nineteen experts in gynecological radiation oncology generated contours on axial magnetic resonance images of the pelvis. Substantial STAPLE agreement sensitivity and specificity values were seen for gross tumor volume (GTV) delineation (0.84 and 0.96, respectively) with a kappa statistic of 0.68 (p < 0.0001). Agreement for delineation of cervix, uterus, vagina, and parametria was moderate. Conclusions: This report provides guidelines for CTV definition in the definitive cervix cancer setting for the purposes of IMRT, building on previously published guidelines for IMRT in the postoperative setting.

Lim, Karen [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital/ Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Small, William [Department of Radiation Oncology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (United States); Portelance, Lorraine [Department of Radiation Oncology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Creutzberg, Carien [Department of Clinical Oncology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden (Netherlands); Juergenliemk-Schulz, Ina M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht (Netherlands); Mundt, Arno; Mell, Loren K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California (United States); Mayr, Nina [Department of Radiation Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (United States); Viswanathan, Akila [Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Jhingran, Anuja [Department of Radiation Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Erickson, Beth [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (United States); De Los Santos, Jennifer [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (United States); Gaffney, David [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States); Yashar, Catheryn [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Univ. of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA (United States); Beriwal, Sushil [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Magee-Women's Hospital of Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Wolfson, Aaron [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Univ. of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL (United States)

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shape memory polymers based on uniform aliphatic urethane networks  

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Aliphatic urethane polymers have been synthesized and characterized, using monomers with high molecular symmetry, in order to form amorphous networks with very uniform supermolecular structures which can be used as photo-thermally actuable shape memory polymers (SMPs). The monomers used include hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI), trimethylhexamethylenediamine (TMHDI), N,N,N{prime},N{prime}-tetrakis(hydroxypropyl)ethylenediamine (HPED), triethanolamine (TEA), and 1,3-butanediol (BD). The new polymers were characterized by solvent extraction, NMR, XPS, UV/VIS, DSC, DMTA, and tensile testing. The resulting polymers were found to be single phase amorphous networks with very high gel fraction, excellent optical clarity, and extremely sharp single glass transitions in the range of 34 to 153 C. Thermomechanical testing of these materials confirms their excellent shape memory behavior, high recovery force, and low mechanical hysteresis (especially on multiple cycles), effectively behaving as ideal elastomers above T{sub g}. We believe these materials represent a new and potentially important class of SMPs, and should be especially useful in applications such as biomedical microdevices.

Wilson, T S; Bearinger, J P; Herberg, J L; Marion III, J E; Wright, W J; Evans, C L; Maitland, D J

2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Modulation Investigation for High Temperature (175-200 degrees Celcius) Automotive Application  

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Hybrid electric vehicles were re-introduced in the late 1990s after a century dominated by purely internal combustion powered engines[1]. Automotive players, such as GM, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Honda, and Toyota, together with major energy producers, such as BPAmoco, were the major force in the development of hybrid electric vehicles. Most notable was the development by Toyota of its Prius, which was launched in Japan in 1997 and worldwide in 2001. The shift to hybrids was driven by the fact that the sheer volume of vehicles on the road had begun to tax the ability of the environment to withstand the pollution of the internal combustion engine and the ability of the fossil fuel industry to produce a sufficient amount of refined gasoline. In addition, the number of vehicles was anticipated to rise exponentially with the increasing affluence of China and India. Over the last fifteen years, major advances have been made in all the technologies essential to hybrid vehicle success, including batteries, motors, power control and conditioning electronics, regenerative braking, and power sources, including fuel cells. Current hybrid electric vehicles are gasoline internal combustion--electric motor hybrids. These hybrid electric vehicles range from micro-hybrids, where a stop/start system cuts the engine while the vehicle is stopped, and mild hybrids where the stop/start system is supplemented by regenerative braking and power assist, to full hybrids where the combustion motor is optimized for electric power production, and there is full electric drive and full regenerative braking. PSA Peugeot Citroen estimates the increased energy efficiency will range from 3-6% for the micro-hybrids to 15-25% for the full hybrids.[2] Gasoline-electric hybrids are preferred in US because they permit long distance travel with low emissions and high gasoline mileage, while still using the existing refueling infrastructure. One of the most critical areas in which technology has been advancing has been the development of electronics that can operate in the high temperature environments present in hybrid vehicles. The temperatures under the hood for a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle are comparable to those for traditional internal combustion engines. This is known to be a difficult environment with respect to commercial-grade electronics, as there are surface and ambient temperatures ranging from 125 C to 175 C. In addition, some hybrid drive electronics are placed in even harsher environments, such as on or near the brakes, where temperatures can reach 250 C. Furthermore, number of temperature cycles experienced by electronics in a hybrid vehicle is different from that experienced in a traditional vehicle. A traditional internal combustion vehicle will have the engine running for longer periods, whereas a mild or micro-hybrid engine will experience many more starts and stops.[3] This means that hybrid automotive electronics will undergo more cycles of a potential wider temperature cycle than standard automotive electronics, which in turn see temperature cycles of 2 to 3 times the magnitude of the {Delta}T = 50 C-75 C experienced by commercial-grade electronics. This study will discuss the effects of these harsh environments on the failure mechanisms and ultimate reliability of electronic systems developed for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles. In addition, it will suggest technologies and components that can reasonably be expected to perform well in these environments. Finally, it will suggest areas where further research is needed or desirable. Areas for further research will be highlighted in bold, italic type. It should be noted that the first area where further research is desirable is in developing a clearer understanding of the actual hybrid automotive electronics environment and how to simulate it through accelerated testing, thus: Developing specific mission profiles and accelerated testing protocols for the underhood environment for hybrid cars, as has previously been done for gasoline-powered vehicles, is an important area for further st

McCluskey, F. P.

2007-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Chinook Salmon Adult Abundance Monitoring; Hydroacoustic Assessment of Chinook Salmon Escapement to the Secesh River, Idaho, 2002-2004 Final Report.  

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Accurate determination of adult salmon spawner abundance is key to the assessment of recovery actions for wild Snake River spring/summer Chinook salmon (Onchorynchus tshawytscha), a species listed as 'threatened' under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). As part of the Bonneville Power Administration Fish and Wildlife Program, the Nez Perce Tribe operates an experimental project in the South Fork of the Salmon River subbasin. The project has involved noninvasive monitoring of Chinook salmon escapement on the Secesh River between 1997 and 2000 and on Lake Creek since 1998. The overall goal of this project is to accurately estimate adult Chinook salmon spawning escapement numbers to the Secesh River and Lake Creek. Using time-lapse underwater video technology in conjunction with their fish counting stations, Nez Perce researchers have successfully collected information on adult Chinook salmon spawner abundance, run timing, and fish-per-redd numbers on Lake Creek since 1998. However, the larger stream environment in the Secesh River prevented successful implementation of the underwater video technique to enumerate adult Chinook salmon abundance. High stream discharge and debris loads in the Secesh caused failure of the temporary fish counting station, preventing coverage of the early migrating portion of the spawning run. Accurate adult abundance information could not be obtained on the Secesh with the underwater video method. Consequently, the Nez Perce Tribe now is evaluating advanced technologies and methodologies for measuring adult Chinook salmon abundance in the Secesh River. In 2003, the use of an acoustic camera for assessing spawner escapement was examined. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in a collaborative arrangement with the Nez Perce Tribe, provided the technical expertise to implement the acoustic camera component of the counting station on the Secesh River. This report documents the first year of a proposed three-year study to determine the efficacy of using an acoustic camera to count adult migrant Chinook salmon as they make their way to the spawning grounds on the Secesh River and Lake Creek. A phased approach to applying the acoustic camera was proposed, starting with testing and evaluation in spring 2003, followed by a full implementation in 2004 and 2005. The goal of this effort is to better assess the early run components when water clarity and night visibility preclude the use of optical techniques. A single acoustic camera was used to test the technology for enumerating adult salmon passage at the Secesh River. The acoustic camera was deployed on the Secesh at a site engineered with an artificial substrate to control the river bottom morphometry and the passage channel. The primary goal of the analysis for this first year of deployment was to validate counts of migrant salmon. The validation plan involved covering the area with optical video cameras so that both optical and acoustic camera images of the same viewing region could be acquired simultaneously. A secondary test was contrived after the fish passage was complete using a controlled setting at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, in which we tested the detectability as a function of turbidity levels. Optical and acoustic camera multiplexed video recordings of adult Chinook salmon were made at the Secesh River fish counting station from August 20 through August 29, 2003. The acoustic camera performed as well as or better than the optical camera at detecting adult Chinook salmon over the 10-day test period. However, the acoustic camera was not perfect; the data reflected adult Chinook salmon detections made by the optical camera that were missed by the acoustic camera. The conditions for counting using the optical camera were near ideal, with shallow clear water and good light penetration. The relative performance of the acoustic camera is expected to be even better than the optical camera in early spring when water clarity and light penetration are limited. Results of the laboratory tests at the Pacific North

Johnson, R.; McKinstry, C.; Mueller, R.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the Value of Regulation Resources Based on Their Time Response Characteristics  

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Fast responsive regulation resources are potentially more valuable as a power system regulation resource (more efficient) because they allow applying controls at the exact moment and in the exact amount as needed. Faster control is desirable because it facilitates more reliable compliance with the NERC Control Performance Standards at relatively lesser regulation capacity procurements. The current California ISO practices and markets do not provide a differentiation among the regulation resources based on their speed of response (with the exception of some minimum ramping capabilities). Some demand response technologies, including some generation and energy storage resources, can provide quicker control actions. California ISO practices and markets could be updated to welcome more fast regulation resources into the California ISO service area. The project work reported in this work was pursuing the following objectives: Develop methodology to assess the relative value of generation resources used for regulation and load following California ISO functions This assessment should be done based on physical characteristics including the ability to quickly change their output following California ISO signals Evaluate what power is worth on different time scales Analyze the benefits of new regulation resources to provide effective compliance with the mandatory NERC Control Performance Standards Evaluate impacts of the newly proposed BAAL and FRR standards on the potential value of fast regulation and distributed regulation resources Develop a scope for the follow-up projects to pave a road for the new efficient types of balancing resources in California. The work included the following studies: Analysis of California ISO regulating units characteristics California ISO automatic generation system (AGC) analysis California ISO regulation procurement and market analysis Fast regulation efficiency analysis Projection of the California ISO load following and regulation requirements into the future Value of fast responsive resources depending on their ramping capability Potential impacts of the balancing authority area control error limit (BAAL), which is a part of the newly proposed NERC standard Balancing Resources and Demand Potential impacts of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) frequency responsive reserve (FRR) standard Recommendations for the next phase of the project. The following main conclusions and suggestions for the future have been made: The analysis of regulation ramping requirements shows that the regulation system should be able to provide ramps of at least 40-60 MW per minute for a period up to 6 minutes. Evaluate if changes are needed in the California ISO AGC system to effectively accommodate new types of fast regulation resources and minimize the California ISO regulation procurement. California ISO may consider creating better market opportunities for and incentives for fast responsive resources. An additional study of low probability high ramp events can be recommended to the California ISO. The California ISO may be willing to consider establishing a more relaxed target CPS2 compliance level. A BAAL-related study can be recommended for the California ISO as soon as more clarity is achieved concerning the actual enforcement of the BAAL standard and its numerical values for the California ISO. The study may involve an assessment of advantages of the distributed frequency-based control for the California ISO system. The market-related issues that arise in this connection can be also investigated. A FRR-related study can be recommended for the California ISO as soon as more clarity is achieved concerning the actual enforcement of the FRR standard and its numerical values for the California ISO.

Makarov, Yuri V.; Lu, Shuai; Ma, Jian; Nguyen, Tony B.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Expert operator preferences in remote manipulator control systems  

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This report describes a survey of expert remote manipulator operators designed to identify features of control systems related to operator efficiency and comfort. It provides information for designing the control center for the Single-Shell Tank Waste Retrieval Manipulator System (TWRMS) Test Bed, described in a separate report. Research questions concerned preferred modes of control, optimum work sessions, sources of operator fatigue, importance of control system design features, and desired changes in control rooms. Participants comprised four expert remote manipulator operators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who individually have from 9 to 20 years of experience using teleoperators. The operators had all used rate and position control, and all preferred bilateral (force-reflecting) position control. They reported spending an average of 2.75 h in control of a teleoperator system during a typical shift. All were accustomed to working in a crew of two and alternating control and support roles in 2-h rotations in an 8-h shift. Operators reported that fatigue in using remote manipulator systems came mainly from watching TV monitors and making repetitive motions. Three of four experienced symptoms, including headaches and sore eyes, wrists, and back. Of 17 features of control rooms rated on importance, highest ratings went to comfort and support provided by the operator chair, location of controls, location of video monitors, video image clarity, types of controls, and control modes. When asked what they wanted to change, operators said work stations designed for comfort; simpler, lighter hand-controls; separate controls for each camera; better placement of remote camera; color monitors; and control room layouts that support crew interaction. Results of this small survey reinforced the importance of ergonomic factors in remote manipulation.

Sundstrom, E. [Human Machine Interfaces, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Draper, J.V. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Fausz, A.; Woods, H. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coronary artery wall imaging in mice using osmium tetroxide and micro-computed tomography (micro-CT)  

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The high spatial resolution of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) is ideal for 3D imaging of coronary arteries in intact mouse heart specimens. Previously, micro-CT of mouse heart specimens utilized intravascular contrast agents that hardened within the vessel lumen and allowed a vascular cast to be made. However, for mouse coronary artery disease models, it is highly desirable to image coronary artery walls and highlight plaques. For this purpose, we describe an ex vivo contrast-enhanced micro-CT imaging technique based on tissue staining with osmium tetroxide (OsO{sub 4}) solution. As a tissue-staining contrast agent, OsO{sub 4} is retained in the vessel wall and surrounding tissue during the fixation process and cleared from the vessel lumens. Its high X-ray attenuation makes the artery wall visible in CT. Additionally, since OsO{sub 4} preferentially binds to lipids, it highlights lipid deposition in the artery wall. We performed micro-CT of heart specimens of 5- to 25-week-old C57BL/6 wild-type mice and 5- to 13-week-old apolipoprotein E knockout (apoE{sup -/-}) mice at 10 {mu}m resolution. The results show that walls of coronary arteries as small as 45 {mu}m in diameter are visible using a table-top micro-CT scanner. Similar image clarity was achieved with 1/2000th the scan time using a synchrotron CT scanner. In 13-week-old apoE mice, lipid-rich plaques are visible in the aorta. Our study shows that the combination of OsO{sub 4} and micro-CT permits the visualization of the coronary artery wall in intact mouse hearts.

Pai, Vinay M.; Kozlowski, Megan; Donahue, Danielle; Miller, Elishiah; Xiao, Xianghui; Chen, Marcus Y.; Yu, Zu-Xi; Connelly, Patricia; Jeffries, Kenneth; Wen, Han (NIH)

2012-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Edge plasma studies for ITER and related B2 code development  

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During the past three years the B2 code has been entirely re-written. This contract report will serve as a provisional user guide for the new (B2.5) code, which is hereby made available to the ITER modellers. A definitive description of the new code will be prepared in the course of the present year. The following changes to the physics (with respect to the B2 code version now in wide use) should be noted. The representation of the atomic physics now relies on rate coefficients obtained from either of two code packages: the ADPAK collection developed by R. A. Hulse of Princeton PPL and the STRAHL collection developed by K. Behringer of Garching and JET. These are used to prepare tables of rate coefficients for ionization, recombination, radiation, and charge exchange, involving hydrogen and any impurities that are of interest. A fluid model is now available to describe the neutral species. The neutral fluid is governed by a convection-diffusion equation of similar form as all the other equations solved in the code; the diffusivity is based on the thermal velocity and the mean free path for ionization and charge exchange. The code has been extensively modified in the interest of clarity of design and ease of use. The internal documentation has been expanded, so that almost all variables are now clearly described and every small segment of code has a clearly stated purpose. Some steps were made toward including a full treatment of the electric potential and of diamagnetic transport. The poloidal transport is no longer tied to the parallel transport by a simple factor B[sub [theta

Weitzner, H.; Braams, B.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Edge plasma studies for ITER and related B2 code development  

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During the past three years the B2 code has been entirely re-written. This contract report will serve as a provisional user guide for the new (B2.5) code, which is hereby made available to the ITER modellers. A definitive description of the new code will be prepared in the course of the present year. The following changes to the physics (with respect to the B2 code version now in wide use) should be noted. The representation of the atomic physics now relies on rate coefficients obtained from either of two code packages: the ADPAK collection developed by R. A. Hulse of Princeton PPL and the STRAHL collection developed by K. Behringer of Garching and JET. These are used to prepare tables of rate coefficients for ionization, recombination, radiation, and charge exchange, involving hydrogen and any impurities that are of interest. A fluid model is now available to describe the neutral species. The neutral fluid is governed by a convection-diffusion equation of similar form as all the other equations solved in the code; the diffusivity is based on the thermal velocity and the mean free path for ionization and charge exchange. The code has been extensively modified in the interest of clarity of design and ease of use. The internal documentation has been expanded, so that almost all variables are now clearly described and every small segment of code has a clearly stated purpose. Some steps were made toward including a full treatment of the electric potential and of diamagnetic transport. The poloidal transport is no longer tied to the parallel transport by a simple factor B{sub {theta}}/B, but includes diffusive contributions. A two-dimensional elliptic equation is solved to obtain the electric potential, assuming an anomalous cross-field resistivity and thermo-electric coefficient of the plasma.

Weitzner, H.; Braams, B.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Use of Radar Methods to Determine Moisture Content in the Vadose Zone  

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Water content is a critical parameter affecting both liquid-phase and vapor-phase contaminant transport in the vadose zone. This means that accurate estimates of in situ water content must be obtained in order to design for the appropriate handling or remediation of a contaminated region of the vadose zone. Traditional methods of sampling the subsurface by drilling and/or direct sampling are very time consuming, limited in terms of spatial coverage, and have the associated risk of contacting and increasing the size of the contaminated area. One solution is to use geophysical methods which can provide a high-resolution, non-invasive means of sampling or imaging the subsurface. The overall objective of our research, defined at the start of this project, was to advance the usefulness of radar methods (ground-based and borehole) as a means of characterizing water content in the vadose zone. We have met this objective by providing research results that can be used to (1) improve the accuracy of water content estimates from radar measurements; (2) provide estimates of the potential error in water content estimates from radar measurements; (3) improve the clarity of radar images; (4) develop large-scale models of the subsurface ''architecture'' using radar images; (5) develop ways of quantifying the spatial heterogeneity of the subsurface through analysis of radar images. We have also been able to identify the critical areas where more research is needed in order to be able to use radar methods most effectively as an accurate means of subsurface characterization.

Rosemary Knight

2003-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Foinaven development - breaking the mould  

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Foinaven Phase I, the first oil field development West of Shetland, had produced a new standard in the time required between discovery and development. The bedrock of this performance improvement stems from the clarity of hydrocarbon imaging available with new technology based on the 3D seismic data. Oil in the Foinaven field (discovered in late 1992) lies within Palaeocene reservoir sands interbedded with impermeable mudstones. Reservoir quality is excellent, although the sands are relatively thin, distributed over a large area, and are overlain by a gas cap. Prior to appraisal drilling, 3D seismic data were acquired over Foinaven as part of an extensive 2000 sq km survey shot in the summer of 1993. The conventional 3D seismic data have been inverted to produce an acoustic impedance (AI) dataset. Comparisons of predicted vs. actual hydrocarbon pore thickness during appraisal drilling using the AI data have shown a typical variance of +/- 10%. An horizontal appraisal well, was spudded in mid-1994. Once the target reservoir was entered, directional information from the MWD tool was used to steer the well along a desired path in real time to interact with specific targets. Once the hole had been cleaned, it was then completed using a pre-packed production liner. To further evaluate the reservoir, following an initial horizontal well drill-stem test, an extended well test, using a semi-submersible linked to a shuttle tanker was undertaken. Over 400,000 bbl oil were produced from the Foinaven reservoir. Foinaven Phase I will be developed by Petrojarl IV, a ship shaped Floating Production, Storage and Off loading (FPSO) facility, currently being rebuilt in Northern Spain. In conjunction with the FPSO horizontal production wells will be used with subsea completions and following processing the crude oil will be exported by shuttle tanker to the refinery. Development drilling started in November 1994. First oil is programmed for early 1996 at a plateau rate around 85 mbd.

Maclean, C. [BP exploration, Aberdeen (United Kingdom)

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resolution enhancement of lung 4D-CT data using multiscale interphase iterative nonlocal means  

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Purpose: Four-dimensional computer tomography (4D-CT) has been widely used in lung cancer radiotherapy due to its capability in providing important tumor motion information. However, the prolonged scanning duration required by 4D-CT causes considerable increase in radiation dose. To minimize the radiation-related health risk, radiation dose is often reduced at the expense of interslice spatial resolution. However, inadequate resolution in 4D-CT causes artifacts and increases uncertainty in tumor localization, which eventually results in extra damages of healthy tissues during radiotherapy. In this paper, the authors propose a novel postprocessing algorithm to enhance the resolution of lung 4D-CT data. Methods: The authors' premise is that anatomical information missing in one phase can be recovered from the complementary information embedded in other phases. The authors employ a patch-based mechanism to propagate information across phases for the reconstruction of intermediate slices in the longitudinal direction, where resolution is normally the lowest. Specifically, the structurally matching and spatially nearby patches are combined for reconstruction of each patch. For greater sensitivity to anatomical details, the authors employ a quad-tree technique to adaptively partition the image for more fine-grained refinement. The authors further devise an iterative strategy for significant enhancement of anatomical details. Results: The authors evaluated their algorithm using a publicly available lung data that consist of 10 4D-CT cases. The authors' algorithm gives very promising results with significantly enhanced image structures and much less artifacts. Quantitative analysis shows that the authors' algorithm increases peak signal-to-noise ratio by 3-4 dB and the structural similarity index by 3%-5% when compared with the standard interpolation-based algorithms. Conclusions: The authors have developed a new algorithm to improve the resolution of 4D-CT. It outperforms the conventional interpolation-based approaches by producing images with the markedly improved structural clarity and greatly reduced artifacts.

Zhang Yu [School of Biomedical Engineering, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China and Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Yap, Pew-Thian; Wu Guorong [Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Feng Qianjin; Chen Wufan [School of Biomedical Engineering, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515 (China); Lian Jun [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Shen Dinggang [Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-713 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Market Introduction Study: Final Report  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Sentech, Inc., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)/University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have conducted a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Market Introduction Study to identify and assess the effect of potential policies, regulations, and temporary incentives as key enablers for a successful market debut. The timeframe over which market-stimulating incentives would be implemented - and the timeframe over which they would be phased out - are suggested. Possible sources of revenue to help fund these mechanisms are also presented. In addition, pinch points likely to emerge during market growth are identified and proposed solutions presented. Finally, modeling results from ORNL's Market Acceptance of Advanced Automotive Technologies (MA3T) Model and UMTRI's Virtual AutoMotive MarketPlace (VAMMP) Model were used to quantify the expected effectiveness of the proposed policies and to recommend a consensus strategy aimed at transitioning what begins as a niche industry into a thriving and sustainable market by 2030. The primary objective of the PHEV Market Introduction Study is to identify the most effective means for accelerating the commercialization of PHEVs in order to support national energy and economic goals. Ideally, these mechanisms would maximize PHEV sales while minimizing federal expenditures. To develop a robust market acceleration program, incentives and policies must be examined in light of: (1) clarity and transparency of the market signals they send to the consumer; (2) expenditures and resources needed to support them; (3) expected impacts on the market for PHEVs; (4) incentives that are compatible and/or supportive of each other; (5) complexity of institutional and regulatory coordination needed; and (6) sources of funding.

Sikes, Karen [Sentech, Inc.; Gross, Thomas [Sentech, Inc.; Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL; Sullivan, John [University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute; Cleary, Timothy [Sentech, Inc.; Ward, Jake [U.S. Department of Energy

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Humic Injection Experiments on the South Oyster Field Research Site  

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A closure plan for the South Oyster Focus Area (SOFA) is being implemented to assess the impacts of a series of experimental injections of microorganisms, tracers and chemical amendments on the chemical and physical properties of the aquifer. The proposed research addresses environmental monitoring of humic substances injected into the aquifer, as described in the Site Closure Plan for the South Oyster Field Research Site. The goal of the research is to demonstrate that the dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the groundwater at and downgradient from the injection site has returned to a pre-injection �baseline� conditions with respect to either the concentration or chemical composition of the DOM. For clarity, the humic solution injected during the experiment will be referred to as �humic injectate.� The term �DOM� will refer to the organic material recovered in the groundwater, which includes the autochthonous groundwater DOM as well as any of the humic injectate remaining in the groundwater. Specific objectives include: � Estimate the amount of humic material remaining in the aquifer at the completion of the push-pull experiment and the potential for environmental impacts due to release of humics retained on the sediments. � Monitor the DOM concentrations in groundwater over time at the injection well and at sampling locations within the potential downgradient plume of the injected tracers. � Evaluate the chemical composition of the DOM to determine whether the injection experiment had an impact of the chemical properties of the aquifer. The product of this research will be a contribution to the Site Closure Report documenting the impact of the humic experiments on the aquifer. Return of the aquifer to a �baseline� conditions will be achieved if the DOM concentrations in the groundwater are determined over the course of the research to have decreased to the pre-injection level, or if the chemical properties of the DOM are similar to that of the autochthonous DOM.

John F. McCarthy

2004-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-Period Waves That Heat the Corona Detected at the 1999 Eclipse  

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As a part of a study of the cause of solar coronal heating, we searched for high-frequency (~1 Hz) intensity oscillations in coronal loops in the [Fe XIV] coronal green line. We summarize results from observations made at the 11 August 1999 total solar eclipse from Ramnicu-Valcea, Romania, through clear skies. We discuss the image reduction and analysis through two simultaneous series of coronal CCD images digitized at 10 Hz for a total time of about 140 s. One series of images was taken through a 3.6 A filter isolating the 5303 A [Fe XIV] coronal green line and the other through a 100 A filter in the nearby K-corona continuum. Previous observations, described in Pasachoff et al. (2000), showed no evidence for oscillations in the [Fe XIV] green line at a level great than 2% of coronal intensity. We describe several improvements made over the 1998 eclipse that led to increased image clarity and sensitivity. The corona was brighter in 1999 with the solar maximum, further improving the data. We use Fourier analysis to search in the [Fe XIV] channel for intensity oscillations in loops at the base of the corona. Such oscillations in the 1-Hz range are predicted as a result of density fluctuations from the resonant absorption of MHD waves. The dissipation of a significant amount of mechanical energy from the photosphere into the corona through this mechanism could provide sufficient energy to hear the corona. A Monte-Carlo model of the data suggests the presence of enhanced power, particularly in the 0.75-1.0 Hz range, and we conclude that MHD waves remain a viable method for coronal heating.

Jay M. Pasachoff; Bryce A. Babcock; Kevin D. Russell; Daniel B. Seaton

2002-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Steam Dryer Segmentation and Packaging at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station - 13577  

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Entergy recently performed an Extended Power Up-rate (EPU) on their Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, near Port Gibson, Mississippi. To support the EPU, a new Steam Dryer Assembly was installed during the last refueling outage. Due to limited access into the containment, the large Replacement Steam Dryer (RSD) had to be brought into the containment in pieces and then final assembly was completed on the refueling floor before installation into the reactor. Likewise, the highly contaminated Original Steam Dryer (OSD) had to be segmented into manageable sections, loaded into specially designed shielded containers, and rigged out of containment where they will be safely stored until final disposal is accomplished at an acceptable waste repository. Westinghouse Nuclear Services was contracted by Entergy to segment, package and remove the OSD from containment. This work was performed on critical path during the most recent refueling outage. The segmentation was performed underwater to minimize radiation exposure to the workers. Special hydraulic saws were developed for the cutting operations based on Westinghouse designs previously used in Sweden to segment ABB Reactor Internals. The mechanical cutting method was selected because of its proven reliability and the minimal cutting debris that is generated by the process. Maintaining stability of the large OSD sections during cutting was accomplished using a custom built support stand that was installed into the Moisture Separator Pool after the Moisture Separator was installed back in the reactor vessel. The OSD was then moved from the Steam Dryer Pool to the Moisture Separator Pool for segmentation. This scenario resolved the logistical challenge of having two steam dryers and a moisture separator in containment simultaneously. A water filtration/vacuum unit was supplied to maintain water clarity during the cutting and handling operations and to collect the cutting chips. (authors)

Kreitman, Paul J.; Sirianni, Steve R.; Pillard, Mark M. [Westinghouse Nuclear Services, 1 Energy Drive, Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044 (United States)] [Westinghouse Nuclear Services, 1 Energy Drive, Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

PROTEC TM TEAR-OFFS: RESULTS OF LONG TERM TESTING  

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The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has completed a series of tests (Phases 1 and 2) to assess the potential use of a Mylar{reg_sign} tear-off system as a primary or secondary protective barrier to minimize acid etching ('frosting'), accidental scratching, and/or radiation damage for shielded cells, glovebox, and/or chemical hood windows. Conceptually, thin, multi-layered sheets of Mylar (referred to throughout this report as the ProTec{trademark} tear-off system) can be directly applied to the shielded cell, glovebox, or hood sash window to serve as a secondary (or primary) barrier. Upon degradation of visual clarity due to accidental scratching, spills/splatters, and/or radiation damage, the outer layer (or sheet) of Mylar could be removed refreshing or restoring the view. Due to the multilayer aspect, the remaining Mylar layers would provide continued protection for the window from potential reoccurrences. Although the concept of using a tear-off system as a protective barrier is conceptually enticing, potential technical issues were identified and addressed as part of this phased study to support implementation of this type of system in the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). Specific test conditions of interest to the DWPF included the performance of the tear-off system exposed to or under the following conditions: (1) acid(s) (concentrated (28.9 M) HF, concentrated (15.9M) HNO{sub 3}, 6M HCl, and 0.6M H{sub 3}BO{sub 3}); (2) base (based on handling of radioactive sludges with pH of {approx}12-13); (3) gamma radiation (due to radioactive sources or materials being used in the analytical cells); (4) scratch resistance (simulating accidental scratching with the manipulators); and (5) in-situ testing (sample coupons exposed to actual field conditions in DWPF). The results of the Phase 1 study indicated that the ProTec tear-off concept (as a primary or secondary protective barrier) is a potential technical solution to prevent or retard excessive damage that would result from acid etching, base damage (as a result of a sludge spill or splatter), gamma radiation damage, and/or accidental scratching (due to manipulator/tool contact). Although identified as a potential solution, the Phase 1 testing was relatively short-term with exposure times up to 1-2 months for the acid and gamma radiation tests. Phase 2 testing included longer exposure times for the acid resistance (up to 456 days) and gamma radiation exposure (700 days with a cumulative gamma dose of {approx}3.1 x 10{sup 5} rad) assessments. The tear-off system continued to perform well in these longer-term acid resistance testing and gamma exposure conditions. Complete removal of the tear-offs after these long-term exposure times indicate that not only could visual clarity be restored but the mechanical integrity could be retained. The results also provided insight into the ability of the ProTec tear-off system to withstand the chemical and physical abuses expected in off-normal shielded cells operations. The conceptual erasing of scratches or marks by excessive manipulator abuse was demonstrated in the SRNL Shielded Cells mock-up facility through the removal of the outer layer tear-off with manipulators. In addition, the Phase 2 testing included an in-situ assessment of a prototype tear-off system in the DWPF Sampling Cells where the system was exposed to actual field conditions including radioactive sources, acidic and basic environments, dusting, and chemical cleaning solutions over a 5-6 month period. DWPF personnel were extremely satisfied with the performance (including the successful removal of 3 layers with manipulators) of the ProTec tear-off system under actual field conditions. The successful removal of the outer layer tear-offs with the manipulator, using tabs not specifically designed for remote operations, demonstrates that the system is 'manipulator-friendly' and could be implemented in a remote environment. The ability to remove the outer layer tear-off not only regains visual clarity but also reduces waste disposal volumes (i.e., dispo

Peeler, D

2008-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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POOL WATER TREATMENT AND COOLING SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT  

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The Pool Water Treatment and Cooling System is located in the Waste Handling Building (WHB), and is comprised of various process subsystems designed to support waste handling operations. This system maintains the pool water temperature within an acceptable range, maintains water quality standards that support remote underwater operations and prevent corrosion, detects leakage from the pool liner, provides the capability to remove debris from the pool, controls the pool water level, and helps limit radiological exposure to personnel. The pool structure and liner, pool lighting, and the fuel staging racks in the pool are not within the scope of the Pool Water Treatment and Cooling System. Pool water temperature control is accomplished by circulating the pool water through heat exchangers. Adequate circulation and mixing of the pool water is provided to prevent localized thermal hotspots in the pool. Treatment of the pool water is accomplished by a water treatment system that circulates the pool water through filters, and ion exchange units. These water treatment units remove radioactive and non-radioactive particulate and dissolved solids from the water, thereby providing the water clarity needed to conduct waste handling operations. The system also controls pool water chemistry to prevent advanced corrosion of the pool liner, pool components, and fuel assemblies. Removal of radioactivity from the pool water contributes to the project ALARA (as low as is reasonably achievable) goals. A leak detection system is provided to detect and alarm leaks through the pool liner. The pool level control system monitors the water level to ensure that the minimum water level required for adequate radiological shielding is maintained. Through interface with a demineralized water system, adequate makeup is provided to compensate for loss of water inventory through evaporation and waste handling operations. Interface with the Site Radiological Monitoring System provides continuous radiological monitoring of the pool water. The Pool Water Treatment and Cooling System interfaces with the Waste Handling Building System, Site-Generated Radiological Waste Handling System, Site Radiological Monitoring System, Waste Handling Building Electrical System, Site Water System, and the Monitored Geologic Repository Operations Monitoring and Control System.

V. King

2000-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

278

LINEAR COLLIDER PHYSICS RESOURCE BOOK FOR SNOWMASS 2001.  

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The American particle physics community can look forward to a well-conceived and vital program of experimentation for the next ten years, using both colliders and fixed target beams to study a wide variety of pressing questions. Beyond 2010, these programs will be reaching the end of their expected lives. The CERN LHC will provide an experimental program of the first importance. But beyond the LHC, the American community needs a coherent plan. The Snowmass 2001 Workshop and the deliberations of the HEPAP subpanel offer a rare opportunity to engage the full community in planning our future for the next decade or more. A major accelerator project requires a decade from the beginning of an engineering design to the receipt of the first data. So it is now time to decide whether to begin a new accelerator project that will operate in the years soon after 2010. We believe that the world high-energy physics community needs such a project. With the great promise of discovery in physics at the next energy scale, and with the opportunity for the uncovering of profound insights, we cannot allow our field to contract to a single experimental program at a single laboratory in the world. We believe that an e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} linear collider is an excellent choice for the next major project in high-energy physics. Applying experimental techniques very different from those used at hadron colliders, an e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} linear collider will allow us to build on the discoveries made at the Tevatron and the LHC, and to add a level of precision and clarity that will be necessary to understand the physics of the next energy scale. It is not necessary to anticipate specific results from the hadron collider programs to argue for constructing an e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} linear collider; in any scenario that is now discussed, physics will benefit from the new information that e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} experiments can provide.

ABE,T.; DAWSON,S.; HEINEMEYER,S.; MARCIANO,W.; PAIGE,F.; TURCOT,A.S.; ET AL

2001-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposal for ENDF formats that describe emission of post-fission beta-delayed photons  

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Fission of heavy nuclides is accompanied by the birth of neutron rich fragment nuclei born in highly excited states. Following emission of prompt neutrons and {gamma}-rays, these fragments are typically left with atomic numbers that are 3-4 units smaller than stable nuclei with the same mass number. As these nuclides undergo {beta} decay to reach stability, a large number of {gamma}-rays are emitted. Figure 1 illustrates some of the processes leading to emission of {beta} delayed photons. A variety of applications (most notably those concerned with the detection and identification of clandestine fissile material) would benefit from a clear description of the spectral and temporal evolution of these {gamma}-rays. This proposal describes formats for representing emission of delayed photons and is based on the analysis presented in. At the present time, no single evaluated data set exists that directly provides for the temporal evolution of {gamma} rays from the decay of the fission products. However, evaluated data sets containing all of the physical parameters required for such calculations have been prepared. These include estimates of the independent and cumulative fission yields of all fission products, branching ratios in the decay of ground and isomeric states, lifetimes of these states, and the spectra of {gamma} rays emitted in their decay. Sizeable uncertainties and possibly significant errors are likely present concerning the shortest-lived fission products. However, the high-energy {gamma}-ray spectra generated from some of these data sets have been shown to be in reasonable agreement with initial experiments designed specifically to test them under conditions likely to be of interest to interrogation of sea-going cargo containers. For clarity we emphasize that the relationship between delayed neutron emission and delayed photon emission is tenuous. Only a small fraction of fission fragments - typically those characterized by large decay Q values - undergo {beta}{sup -}n emission. However, essentially all fission fragment decays result in the emission of a few photons. Also, it would be impractical to accurately specify and measure energies of delayed neutrons. By contrast, most fission fragments have decay spectra known to sub-keV accuracy that are readily resolved with inexpensive field HpGe detectors.

Brown, D; Pruet, J; Hedstrom, G; Hall, J; Descalle, M

2004-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the melting point temperature of several lithium-sodium-beryllium fluoride salt (FLINABE) mixtures.  

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The molten salt Flibe, a combination of lithium and beryllium flourides, was studied for molten salt fission reactors and has been proposed as a breeder and coolant for the fusion applications. 2LiF-BeF{sub 2} melts at 460 C. LiF-BeF{sub 2} melts at a lower temperature, 363 C, but is rather viscous and has less lithium breeder. In the Advanced Power Extraction (APEX) Program, concepts with a free flowing ternary molten salt for the first wall surface and blanket were investigated. The molten salt (FLiNaBe, a ternary mixture of LiF, BeF2 and NaF) salt was selected because a melting temperature below 350 C that would provide an attractive operating temperature window for a reactor application appeared possible. This information came from a Russian binary phase diagram and a US ternary phase diagram in the 1960's that were not wholly consistent. To confirm that a ternary salt with a low melting temperature existed, several combinations of the fluoride salts, LiF, NaF and, BeF{sub 2}, were melted in a small stainless steel crucible under vacuum. The proportions of the three salts were selected to yield conglomerate salts with as low a melting temperature as possible. The temperature of the salts and the crucible were recorded during the melting and subsequent re-solidification using a thermocouple directly in the salt pool and two thermocouples embedded in the crucible. One mixture had an apparent melting temperature of 305 C. Particular attention was paid to the cooling curve of the salt temperature to observe evidence of any mixed intermediate phases between the fully liquid and fully solid states. The clarity, texture, and thickness were observed and noted as well. The test system, preparation of the mixtures, and the melting procedure are described. The temperature curves for the melting and cooling of each of the mixtures are presented along with the apparent melting points. Thermal modeling of the salt pool and crucible was also done and is reported in a separate paper.

Boyle, Timothy J.; Troncosa, Kenneth P.; Nygren, Richard Einar; Lutz, Thomas Joseph; McDonald, Jimmie M.; Tanaka, Tina Joan; Ulrickson, Michael Andrew

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF A CANDLE FILTER FAILURE SAFEGUARD DEVICE  

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The full-flow mechanical safeguard device (FFMSGD) has been developed under contract to the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to address problems with the reliability of ceramic candle filter elements installed on high-temperature, high-pressure (HTHP) Hot Gas Cleanup (HGCU) filters. Although systems candle filters are expected to perform satisfactorily when in good operating condition, the failure of even a single filter element can increase the filter system outlet dust loading enough to potentially damage gas turbine blades, contaminate other downstream processes, and limit the availability of the power system. Filter failure safeguard devices that are installed on each individual candle filter element are envisioned as a guarantee of a candle filter system's ability to withstand some number of element failures and continue operation without these negative consequences. The intention of the FFMSGD is to provide this guarantee without incurring any significant pressure drop penalty or constraining the filter system's reverse-pulse cleaning procedures. The FFMSGD provides a clear flow path for filtered and reverse-flow cleaning gases when its filter element is intact, and activates to provide a positive mechanical seal against gas flow in either direction when its filter element breaks or fails. This activation is induced by the increase in the flow rate of gas through the device in event of filter failure. The FFMSGD is designed to be easily removed and reconditioned when the filter system is taken off line for routine maintenance. This report is intended to be issued with a companion appendix. As instructed in Section J.12 of Contract No. DE-AC26-99FT40678, all the restricted, proprietary, and patentable information (not yet disclosed through the patent application process) related to the FFMSGD and its evaluation under this contract has been included only in the appendix. This Final Report, which is available to the public, contains background information and general descriptions of the operating principles of the FFMSGD. This report also describes the results of various evaluations of the device at room temperature and in HTHP environments. This Final Report also includes discussions of commercialization issues. For clarity and completeness, all of the information contained in this Final Report has also been included in the appendix.

Todd R. Snyder

2002-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Linear Collider Physics Resource Book Snowmass 2001  

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The American particle physics community can look forward to a well-conceived and vital program of experimentation for the next ten years, using both colliders and fixed target beams to study a wide variety of pressing questions. Beyond 2010, these programs will be reaching the end of their expected lives. The CERN LHC will provide an experimental program of the first importance. But beyond the LHC, the American community needs a coherent plan. The Snowmass 2001 Workshop and the deliberations of the HEPAP subpanel offer a rare opportunity to engage the full community in planning our future for the next decade or more. A major accelerator project requires a decade from the beginning of an engineering design to the receipt of the first data. So it is now time to decide whether to begin a new accelerator project that will operate in the years soon after 2010. We believe that the world high-energy physics community needs such a project. With the great promise of discovery in physics at the next energy scale, and with the opportunity for the uncovering of profound insights, we cannot allow our field to contract to a single experimental program at a single laboratory in the world. We believe that an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider is an excellent choice for the next major project in high-energy physics. Applying experimental techniques very different from those used at hadron colliders, an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider will allow us to build on the discoveries made at the Tevatron and the LHC, and to add a level of precision and clarity that will be necessary to understand the physics of the next energy scale. It is not necessary to anticipate specific results from the hadron collider programs to argue for constructing an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider; in any scenario that is now discussed, physics will benefit from the new information that e{sup +}e{sup -} experiments can provide. This last point merits further emphasis. If a new accelerator could be designed and built in a few years, it would make sense to wait for the results of each accelerator before planning the next one. Thus, we would wait for the results from the Tevatron before planning the LHC experiments, and wait for the LHC before planning any later stage. In reality accelerators require a long time to construct, and they require such specialized resources and human talent that delay can cripple what would be promising opportunities. In any event, we believe that the case for the linear collider is so compelling and robust that we can justify this facility on the basis of our current knowledge, even before the Tevatron and LHC experiments are done. The physics prospects for the linear collider have been studied intensively for more than a decade, and arguments for the importance of its experimental program have been developed from many different points of view. This book provides an introduction and a guide to this literature. We hope that it will allow physicists new to the consideration of linear collider physics to start from their own personal perspectives and develop their own assessments of the opportunities afforded by a linear collider.

Ronan (Editor), M.T.

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory Guide for Residual Stress Sample Alignment and Experiment Planning-October 2011 Version  

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The December 2010 version of the guide, ORNL/TM-2008/159, by Jeff Bunn, Josh Schmidlin, Camden Hubbard, and Paris Cornwell, has been further revised due to a major change in the GeoMagic Studio software for constructing a surface model. The Studio software update also includes a plug-in module to operate the FARO Scan Arm. Other revisions for clarity were also made. The purpose of this revision document is to guide the reader through the process of laser alignment used by NRSF2 at HFIR and VULCAN at SNS. This system was created to increase the spatial accuracy of the measurement points in a sample, reduce the use of neutron time used for alignment, improve experiment planning, and reduce operator error. The need for spatial resolution has been driven by the reduction in gauge volumes to the sub-millimeter level, steep strain gradients in some samples, and requests to mount multiple samples within a few days for relating data from each sample to a common sample coordinate system. The first step in this process involves mounting the sample on an indexer table in a laboratory set up for offline sample mounting and alignment in the same manner it would be mounted at either instrument. In the shared laboratory, a FARO ScanArm is used to measure the coordinates of points on the sample surface ('point cloud'), specific features and fiducial points. A Sample Coordinate System (SCS) needs to be established first. This is an advantage of the technique because the SCS can be defined in such a way to facilitate simple definition of measurement points within the sample. Next, samples are typically mounted to a frame of 80/20 and fiducial points are attached to the sample or frame then measured in the established sample coordinate system. The laser scan probe on the ScanArm can then be used to scan in an 'as-is' model of the sample as well as mounting hardware. GeoMagic Studio 12 is the software package used to construct the model from the point cloud the scan arm creates. Once a model, fiducial, and measurement files are created, a special program, called SScanSS combines the information and by simulation of the sample on the diffractometer can help plan the experiment before using neutron time. Finally, the sample is mounted on the relevant stress measurement instrument and the fiducial points are measured again. In the HFIR beam room, a laser tracker is used in conjunction with a program called CAM2 to measure the fiducial points in the NRSF2 instrument's sample positioner coordinate system. SScanSS is then used again to perform a coordinate system transformation of the measurement file locations to the sample positioner coordinate system. A procedure file is then written with the coordinates in the sample positioner coordinate system for the desired measurement locations. This file is often called a script or command file and can be further modified using excel. It is very important to note that this process is not a linear one, but rather, it often is iterative. Many of the steps in this guide are interdependent on one another. It is very important to discuss the process as it pertains to the specific sample being measured. What works with one sample may not necessarily work for another. This guide attempts to provide a typical work flow that has been successful in most cases.

Cornwell, Paris A [ORNL; Bunn, Jeffrey R [ORNL; Schmidlin, Joshua E [ORNL; Hubbard, Camden R [ORNL

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DEVELOPMENT OF A LAMINATED DISK FOR THE SPIN TEK ROTARY MICROFILTER  

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Funded by the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management, EM-31, the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) partnered with SpinTek Filtration{trademark} to develop a filter disk that would withstand a reverse pressure or flow during operation of the rotary microfilter. The ability to withstand a reverse pressure and flow eliminates a potential accident scenario that could have resulted in damage to the filter membranes. While the original welded filter disks have been shown to withstand and reverse pressure/flow in the static condition, the filter disk design discussed in this report will allow a reverse pressure/flow while the disks are rotating. In addition, the laminated disk increases the flexibility during filter startup and cleaning operations. The new filter disk developed by SRNL and SpinTek is manufactured with a more open structure significantly reducing internal flow restrictions in the disk. The prototype was tested at the University of Maryland and demonstrated to withstand the reverse pressure due to the centrifugal action of the rotary filter. The tested water flux of the disk was demonstrated to be 1.34 gpm in a single disk test. By comparison, the water flux of the current disk was 0.49 gpm per disk during a 25 disk test. The disk also demonstrated rejection of solids by filtering a 5 wt % Strontium Carbonate slurry with a filtrate clarity of less the 1.4 Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU) throughout the two hour test. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has been working with SpinTek Filtration{trademark} to adapt the rotary microfilter for radioactive service in the Department of Energy (DOE) Complex. One potential weakness is the loose nature of the membrane on the filter disks. The current disk is constructed by welding the membrane at the outer edge of the disk. The seal for the center of the membrane is accomplished by an o-ring in compression for the assembled stack. The remainder of the membrane is free floating on the disk. This construction requires that a positive pressure be applied to the rotary filter tank to prevent the membrane from rising from the disk structure and potentially contacting the filter turbulence promoter. In addition, one accident scenario is a reverse flow through the filtrate line due to mis-alignment of valves resulting in the membrane rising from the disk structure. The structural integrity of the current disk has been investigated, and shown that the disk can withstand a significant reverse pressure in a static condition. However, the disk will likely incur damage if the filter stack is rotated during a reverse pressure. The development of a laminated disk would have several significant benefits for the operation of the rotary filter including the prevention of a compromise in filter disk integrity during a reverse flow accident, increasing operational flexibility, and increasing the self cleaning ability of the filter. A laminated disk would allow the filter rotor operation prior to a positive pressure in the filter tank. This would prevent the initial dead-head of the filter and prevent the resulting initial filter cake buildup. The laminated disk would allow rotor operation with cleaning fluid, eliminating the need for a recirculation pump. Additionally, a laminated disk would allow a reverse flow of fluid through the membrane pores removing trapped particles.

Herman, D.

2011-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Interactions of Ba{sub 2}YCu{sub 3}O{sub 6+y} with the Gd{sub 3}NbO{sub 7} buffer layer in coated conductors  

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A systematic study of the chemical interaction of Ba{sub 2}YCu{sub 3}O{sub 6+y} and Gd{sub 3}NbO{sub 7} was conducted under two processing conditions: purified air (21% p{sub o{sub 2}}), and 100 Pa p{sub o{sub 2}} (0.1% p{sub o{sub 2}}). Phases present along the pseudo-binary join Ba{sub 2}YCu{sub 3}O{sub 6z} and Gd{sub 3}NbO{sub 7} were found to be in two five-phase volumes within the BaO-1/2 Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}-1/2 Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}-CuO{sub y} system. Three common phases that are present in all samples are (Y,Gd){sub 2}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 5}, Ba(Y,Gd){sub 2}CuO{sub 5} and Cu{sub 2}O or CuO (depending on the processing conditions). The assemblies of phases can be categorized in three regions, with Ba{sub 2}YCu{sub 3}O{sub 6+y}: Gd{sub 3}NbO{sub 7} ratios of (I)<5.5:4.5; (II)=5.5:4.5; and (III)>5.5:4.5. The lowest melting temperature of the system was determined to be {approx}938 deg. C in air, and 850 deg. C at 100 Pa p{sub o{sub 2}}. Structure determinations of two selected phases, Ba{sub 2}(Gd{sub x}Y{sub 1-x})NbO{sub 6} (Fm3-barm, No. 225), and (Gd{sub x}Y{sub 3-x})NbO{sub 7} (C222{sub 1}, No. 20 and Ccmm, No. 63), were completed using the X-ray Rietveld refinement technique. Reference X-ray powder diffraction patterns for selected phases of Ba{sub 2}(Gd{sub x}Y{sub 1-x})NbO{sub 6} (x=0.2, 0.4, 0.6, and 0.8) and (Gd{sub x}Y{sub 3-x})NbO{sub 7} (x=0.6, 1.2, 1.8, 2.4 and 3) have been prepared for inclusion in the Powder Diffraction File (PDF). - Graphical abstract: Crystal structure for (Gd{sub x}Y{sub 3-x})NbO{sub 7} showing the partial layered feature. The alternate stacking of distorted NbO{sub 6} octahedra and (Gd,Y)O{sub 7} polyhedra are illustrated. The (Gd,Y)O{sub 8} polyhedra are omitted for clarity.

Wong-Ng, W., E-mail: Winnie.wong-ng@nist.go [Ceramics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (United States); Yang, Z. [Ceramics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (United States); Kaduk, J.A. [INEOS Technology, Naperville, IL 60566-7011 (United States); Cook, L.P. [Ceramics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (United States); Paranthaman, M. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States)

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Development of a Safeguards Verification Method and Instrument to Detect Pin Diversion from Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Spent Fuel Assemblies Phase I Study  

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A novel methodology to detect diversion of spent fuel from Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) has been developed in order to address a long unsolved safeguards verification problem for international safeguards community such as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM). The concept involves inserting tiny neutron and gamma detectors into the guide tubes of a spent fuel assembly and measuring the signals. The guide tubes form a quadrant symmetric pattern in the various PWR fuel product lines and the neutron and gamma signals from these various locations are processed to obtain a unique signature for an undisturbed fuel assembly. Signatures based on the neutron and gamma signals individually or in a combination can be developed. Removal of fuel pins from the assembly will cause the signatures to be visibly perturbed thus enabling the detection of diversion. All of the required signal processing to obtain signatures can be performed on standard laptop computers. Monte Carlo simulation studies and a set of controlled experiments with actual commercial PWR spent fuel assemblies were performed and validated this novel methodology. Based on the simulation studies and benchmarking measurements, the methodology developed promises to be a powerful and practical way to detect partial defects that constitute 10% or more of the total active fuel pins. This far exceeds the detection threshold of 50% missing pins from a spent fuel assembly, a threshold defined by the IAEA Safeguards Criteria. The methodology does not rely on any operator provided data like burnup or cooling time and does not require movement of the fuel assembly from the storage rack in the spent fuel pool. A concept was developed to build a practical field device, Partial Defect Detector (PDET), which will be completely portable and will use standard radiation measuring devices already in use at the IAEA. The use of the device will not require any information provided by the operator or any prior knowledge of the spent fuel assembly. The device can also be operated without any movement of the spent fuel from its storage position. Based on parametric studies conducted via computer simulation, the device should be able to detect diversion of as low as ten percent of the missing or replaced fuel from an assembly regardless of the location of the missing fuel within the assembly, of the cooling time, initial fuel enrichment or burnup levels. Conditions in the spent fuel pool such as clarity of the water or boron content are also not issues for this device. The shape of the base signature is principally dependent on the layout of the guide tubes in the various types of PWR fuel assemblies and perturbations in the form of replaced fuel pins will distort this signature. These features of PDET are all unique and overcome limitation and disadvantages presented by currently used devices such as the Fork detector or the Cerenkov Viewing Device. Thus, this device when developed and tested could fill an important need in the safeguards area for partial defect detection, a technology that the IAEA has been seeking for the past few decades.

Ham, Y S; Sitaraman, S

2008-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Assistance Program: Off to a Running Start (Newsletter)  

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This newsletter describes key activities of the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs for Winter 2012. Between December 2, 2011, and January 15, 2012, 46 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes submitted applications to receive technical assistance through the program, which provides Tribes with on-the-ground technical support from DOE and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) staff to help move tribal energy efficiency and renewable energy projects forward. The applications are being considered through the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) selection process, which incorporates expert reviews and outreach to Tribes who present a need for assistance with their community-based energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The final successful applicants will be selected based on the clarity of their requests for technical assistance and the ability of START to successfully work with each unique project or community. At least three selected Tribes in Alaska will receive technical assistance between March and May 2012, and up to five selected Tribes in the contiguous United States will receive technical assistance between March and August 2012. During the months of START Program activity, DOE and NREL experts will work in the two locations. In Alaska, START experts will work directly with community-based project teams to analyze local energy issues and provide assistance with energy projects and cost savings initiatives. This effort will be bolstered by DOE-IE's partnership with the Denali Commission, which will provide further assistance and expertise. In the lower 48 states, NREL experts will work with the selected renewable energy START projects to evaluate financial and technical feasibility and provide early development technical assistance to better position the projects for financing and construction. This on-the-ground technical assistance is part of a broader DOE-IE effort to make reliable, accurate technical information and skills-based training available to tribal communities throughout the United States. The primary goal of the START initiative, according to DOE-IE Director Tracey A. LeBeau, is to bring about the next generation of energy development in Indian Country. Through energy project planning, quality training, and technical assistance, The START program will leverage the early-stage resource characterization and pre-feasibility investments that DOE has made in Indian Country over the years, and unlock the energy resources that exist on tribal lands to help build a 21st century tribal energy economy. Working collaboratively with a select group of Tribes and Alaska Native entities, the DOE Office of Indian Energy, NREL, and the Denali Commission will empower tribal leaders to make informed energy decisions and help build capacity to bring tribal energy visions to fruition and get renewable energy projects off the ground, said LeBeau. Ultimately, these efforts will serve to further the Obama Administration and DOE's shared commitment to provide Native American and Alaska Native communities with the tools and resources they need to foster tribal energy self-sufficiency and sustainability, advancing job creation and enhancing economic competitiveness.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Certification Methodology for the Nuclear Weapons Stockpile  

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Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories have developed a common framework and key elements of a national certification methodology called Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties (QMU). A spectrum from senior managers to weapons designers has been engaged in this activity at the two laboratories for on the order of a year to codify this methodology in an overarching and integrated paper. Following is the certification paper that has evolved. In the process of writing this paper, an important outcome has been the realization that a joint Livermore/Los Alamos workshop on QMU, focusing on clearly identifying and quantifying differences between approaches between the two labs plus developing an even stronger technical foundation on methodology, will be valuable. Later in FY03, such a joint laboratory workshop will be held. One of the outcomes of this workshop will be a new version of this certification paper. A comprehensive approach to certification must include specification of problem scope, development of system baseline models, formulation of standards of performance assessment, and effective procedures for peer review and documentation. This document concentrates on the assessment and peer review aspects of the problem. In addressing these points, a central role is played by a 'watch list' for weapons derived from credible failure modes and performance gate analyses. The watch list must reflect our best assessment of factors that are critical to weapons performance. High fidelity experiments and calculations as well as full exploitation of archival test data are essential to this process. Peer review, advisory groups and red teams play an important role in confirming the validity of the watch list. The framework for certification developed by the Laboratories has many basic features in common, but some significant differences in the detailed technical implementation of the overall methodology remain. Joint certification workshops held in June and December of 2001 and continued in 2002 have proven useful in developing the methodology, and future workshops should prove useful in further refining this framework. Each laboratory developed an approach to certification with some differences in detailed implementation. The general methodology introduces specific quantitative indicators for assessing confidence in our nuclear weapon stockpile. The quantitative indicators are based upon performance margins for key operating characteristics and components of the system, and these are compared to uncertainties in these factors. These criteria can be summarized in a quantitative metric (for each such characteristic) expressed as: (i.e., confidence in warhead performance depends upon CR significantly exceeding unity for all these characteristics). These Confidence Ratios are proposed as a basis for guiding technical and programmatic decisions on stockpile actions. This methodology already has been deployed in certifying weapons undergoing current life extension programs or component remanufacture. The overall approach is an adaptation of standard engineering practice and lends itself to rigorous, quantitative, and explicit criteria for judging the robustness of weapon system and component performance at a detailed level. There are, of course, a number of approaches for assessing these Confidence Ratios. The general certification methodology was publicly presented for the first time to a meeting of Strategic Command SAG in January 2002 and met with general approval. At that meeting, the Laboratories committed to further refine and develop the methodology through the implementation process. This paper reflects the refinement and additional development to date. There will be even further refinement at a joint laboratory workshop later in FY03. A common certification methodology enables us to engage in peer reviews and evaluate nuclear weapon systems on the basis of explicit and objective metrics. The clarity provided by such metrics enables each laboratory and our common customers to understand the meaning and logic

Goodwin, B T; Juzaitis, R J

2006-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Office of the Chief Financial Officer Annual Report 2010  

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In March, a review team consisting of CFOs from other national laboratories, industry, and members of the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) convened for three days to conduct a comprehensive peer review of the OCFO. This was the first time in almost a decade that the financial operations of the Laboratory had been reviewed. The Committee relayed their observations on our strengths, and their very thoughtful recommendations for improvement, which we are actively pursuing. These improvements, when implemented, will benefit the entire Laboratory for many years to come. The complete report is available on the OCFO website (www.lbl.gov/Workplace/CFO). In August, the senior management team of the OCFO participated in a strategic planning retreat. The purpose of the two and a half day exercise was, of course, to update our strategic plan, but instead of spending days developing a written document, we enlisted the expertise of a seasoned journalist who also happens to be a very talented graphic artist. He listened carefully to our ideas and committed them to a visual roadmap. All members of the OCFO, Business Managers, and the Laboratory Leadership Team reviewed this draft roadmap. By having a completely visual strategic plan that is posted widely throughout the OCFO, all employees can easily see and identify with the goals that we are all working towards. FY2010 was an extraordinary year. The Laboratory welcomed its seventh Director, Dr. Paul Alivisatos, who wasted no time communicating his vision and priorities for Berkeley Lab. They include five very ambitious initiatives: Carbon Cycle 2.0, The Next Generation Light Source, a Safe and Efficient Lab, Building Community, and Space. In response, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) developed twelve specific initiatives that align completely with these five priorities. We will be very focused on these in the coming fiscal year, but for now, let's review what happened in FY2010. FY2010 was a pivotal year for the Procurement and Property Department. A provision of the management contract that was signed fives years ago required us to achieve cost savings of $30M. I am proud to announce that this last fiscal year we reached that goal, in large part due to the implementation of eBuy, and the negotiation of strategic sourcing contracts. Our last wall-to-wall inventory exceeded all the Department of Energy's (DOE) national targets and DOE approved the LBNL property system unconditionally. Of the total inventory, 92.3% or 25,601 assets were accounted for using barcode scanning that made the inventory process much more efficient. The effective management of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds was strengthened by the continued successful partnership that LBNL shares with our DOE Site Office. They provided authority, support and clarity to this very complex task. The Laboratory's ARRA Stimulus Committee played a critical role in assuring internal controls, compliance with DOE regulations and quality financial management. The LBNL Budget Officer led a DOE complex-wide effort to identify and share how various DOE facilities track and report ARRA-funded projects, share best practices, evaluate issues and discuss solutions. LBNL has been recognized as a leader in this process and will continue to share knowledge and best practices with other DOE laboratories. Continuous education of our staff as well as the greater Laboratory population was still a major focus of the OCFO. With the help of many OCFO senior managers and staff that acted as subject-matter experts, the Core Financial Management Program was completely re-engineered and resulted in a revised classroom and web-based curriculum that will be formally rolled out Lab-wide in early FY2011. The Office of Sponsored Projects and Industry Partnerships (OSPIP) led the effort to select and purchase four Click Commerce software modules for the LBNL electronic Scientific Research Administration (eSRA) project. In early FY2010, the implementation of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) module,

Fernandez, Jeffrey

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Scaling Up: Kilolumen Solid-State Lighting Exceeding 100 LPW via Remote Phosphor  

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This thirty-month project was successful in attaining its ambitious objectives of demonstrating a radically novel 'remote-phosphor' LED light source that can out-perform conventional conformal coated phosphor LED sources. Numerous technical challenges were met with innovative techniques and optical configurations. This product development program for a new generation of solid-state light sources has attained unprecedented luminosity (over 1 kilo-lumen) and efficacy (based on the criterion lumens per 100mw radiant blue). LPI has successfully demonstrated its proprietary technology for optical synthesis of large uniform sources out of the light output of an array of separated LEDs. Numerous multiple blue LEDs illuminate single a phosphor patch. By separating the LEDs from the phosphor, the phosphor and LEDs operate cooler and with higher efficiency over a wide range of operating conditions (from startup to steady state). Other benefits of the system include: better source uniformity, more types of phosphor can be used (chemical interaction and high temperatures are no longer an issue), and the phosphor can be made up from a pre-manufactured sheet (thereby lowering cost and complexity of phosphor deposition). Several laboratory prototypes were built and operated at the expected high performance level. The project fully explored two types of remote phosphor system: transmissive and reflective. The first was found to be well suited for a replacement for A19 type incandescent bulbs, as it was able to replicate the beam pattern of a traditional filament bulb. The second type has the advantages that it is pre-collimate source that has an adjustable color temperature. The project was divided in two phases: Phase I explored a transmissive design and Phase II of the project developed reflective architectures. Additionally, in Phase II the design of a spherical emitting transmissive remote phosphor bulb was developed that is suitable for replacement of A19 and similar light bulbs. In Phase II several new reflective remote phosphor systems were developed and patents applied for. This research included the development of reflective systems in which the short-pass filter operated at a nominal incidence angle of 15{sup o}, a major advancement of this technology. Another goal of the project was to show that it is possible to align multiple optics to multiple LEDs (spaced apart for better thermal management) to within an accuracy in the z-direction of 10 microns or less. This goal was achieved. A further goal was to show it is possible to combine and homogenize the output from multiple LEDs without any flux loss or significant increase in etendue. This goal also was achieved. The following color-coded computer drawing of the Phase 2 reflective remote phosphor prototype gives an idea of the accuracy challenges encountered in such an assembly. The actual setup has less functional clarity due to the numerous items of auxiliary equipment involved. Not only did 10 degrees of freedoms alignment have to be supplied to the LEDs and component prisms as well, but there were also micro-titrating glue dispensers and vacuum hoses. The project also utilized a recently introduced high-index glass, available in small customized prisms. This prototype also embodies a significant advance in thin-film design, by which an unprecedented 98% single-pass efficiency was attained over a 30 degree range of incidence angle (Patents Pending). Such high efficiency is especially important since it applies to the blue light going to the phosphor and then again to the phosphor's light, so that the 'system' efficiency associated with short-pass filter was 95.5%. Other losses have to be kept equally small, towards which a new type of ultra-clear injection-moldable acrylic was discovered and used to make ultra-transparent CPC optics. Several transmissive remote phosphor prototypes were manufactured that could replace screw-in type incandescent bulbs. The CRI of the white light from these prototypes varied from 55 to 93. The system efficiency achieved was between 27 to 29.5

Waqidi Falicoff

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Essay: Bob Siemann-SLC Days at SLAC  

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Bob Siemann was a great experimentalist and an excellent teacher.We will greatly miss him. Bob came to SLAC in early 1991 to work on the Stanford Linear Collider (SLC). The SLC was a challenging accelerator which began operating in the late 1980's but still had numerous obstacles to be overcome years into operation. One of the compounding difficulties was making reproducible measurements, since the stability of the collider was poor and the diagnostics were insufficient. Bob dove into this challenge and helped design experiments and diagnostics that provided further clarity. I first got to know Bob while I was still a graduate student, trying to finish my thesis and performing some experimental studies on the SLC, which, at the time, was proving to be very difficult. Most of my expertise had been in beam theory and simulation. Dealing with the real issues of the accelerator was challenging. Bob helped me understand the difference between systematic and statistical errors, and separate operational issues from the fundamental physics. His way of teaching was not to provide an explanation but to ask enough questions so that I could find the answer on my own - this was the best way to learn. I later asked Bob to be a reader on my thesis. As in all things, he took this role extremely seriously. He read through the draft and marked every page to the point where I was regretting my decision. However, his questions again helped me understand my own work better and greatly improved my thesis. Bob was also the de facto leader of an effort focused on the damping rings and the bunch compressors. He was great to work with. He made people think for themselves and refused to simply provide answers. He also worked hard himself, expressing real interest and curiosity. After the studies of the SLC damping rings identified a sawtooth instability due to the vacuum chamber impedance as a source of many downstream fluctuations, Bob took charge of upgrading the rings. As part of this program, I suggested an extensive upgrade that also replaced the dipoles with combined function magnets which might have reduced the horizontal emittance another factor of 3. Although he was extremely busy, Bob helped me develop the proposal and understand the magnetic limitations as well as the potential impacts on the beam dynamics. He helped me consider issues well beyond my initial scope. While the proposal never went anywhere and I think Bob had been aware that there was no funding to pursue the option, he saw that it would be a great learning experience for me and it was. In the early 1990's I had simulated a new regime for the beam-ion instability and, with Frank Zimmermann, I developed a model for the effect which was predicted to occur within the high current, low emittance bunch trains in future storage rings or linear colliders. I thought this was pretty good work but Bob convinced me that the next step had to be confirming the theory with measurements. Because the growth rate was inversely dependent on beam sizes and proportional to the vacuum pressure, measurements required significantly increasing the vacuum pressure in existing facilities. Most people discounted trying such an experiment, but with Bob's urging and suggestions and John Byrd's excitement, we managed to make the measurements at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Berkeley. By the mid-1990's Bob was completely focused on advanced acceleration concepts and I was not interacting with him as often. At the time, SLAC was putting together a large effort in designing and documenting a design for the Next Linear Collider (NLC) while constructing the NLC Test Accelerator. Bob was worried that a straightforward extrapolation of the microwave technology would be difficult to bring to fruition because of the cost. He wanted to focus on more cost-effective approaches that could enable future accelerators for high energy physics. As usual, he was correct. The experimental programs that he started in direct laser acceleration and plasma-wakefield acceleration have made great progress. He accomplished

Raubenheimer, Tor O.; /SLAC

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