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  1. PROHIBITED COMMODITIES

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    PROHIBITED COMMODITIES NOT acceptable for transport The following commodities are NOT acceptable for transport by DHL - UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, including domestic (USA) moves. *...

  2. MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2003

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    Torgersen, Christian

    MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2003 MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 20 U.S. Department of the Interior U MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2003 #12;U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR GALE A. NORTON, Secretary For sale;CONTENTS Page General: Growth Rates of Leading and Coincident Indexes for Mineral Products

  3. CRADA Final Report: Materials Development For Pulp and Paper Mills, Task 9 Proof of Commercial Concept: Commodity Carbon Fibers From Weyerhaeuser Lignin Based Fibers

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    Paulauskas, Felix L [ORNL; Naskar, Amit K [ORNL; Ozcan, Soydan [ORNL; Keiser, James R [ORNL; Gorog, John Peter [Weyerhaeuser Company

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tasks were assigned to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers for the development of lignin-based carbon fiber from a specific precursor that was produced by the Participant (Weyerhaeuser Corporation). These tasks included characterization of precursor polymers and fibers; and the development of conversion parameters for the fibers. ORNL researchers provided recommendations for in-house characterization of the precursor at the participant's laboratory. During the early stage of the precursor fiber production trials of various spools of fibers with varied compositions were produced. Some of those samples were sent to ORNL (by the Participant) for the development of conversion protocol. The trial tow samples were oxidized at ORNL's precursor evaluation system (PES), a bench-scale facility consisting of an oven, filament winder, tension controller, and a let off creel. The PES is a modular tool useful for the development of precursor conversion protocol. It can handle a single filament to a large single tow (50k filaments). It can also offer precise tensioning for few-filament tows. In the PES, after oxidation, fibers are typically carbonized first at low temperature, {le} 600 C, and subsequently at a higher temperature, {le} 1200 C with controlled residence time. ORNL has recently installed a new carbonization furnace with 1700 C limit and a furnace with 2500 C capacity is under installation. A protocol for the oxidation and carbonization of the trial precursor fibers was developed. Oxidized fiber with a density of 1.46 g/cc (oxidation time: 90 min) shows qualitative flame retardancy via simple flame test (fibers do not catch fire or shrink when exposed to flame). Oxidized and carbonized filaments of the Weyerhaeuser precursor fibers show moderate mechanical properties and 47-51 % carbon yield (based on oxidized fiber mass) after carbonization between 1000-1400 C. The properties of fibers from nonoptimized composition and processing parameters indicate the potential of low-cost, low-end carbon fibers based on renewable resource materials. Further work is necessary to produce high quality precursor and the corresponding carbonized filaments of superior properties.

  4. MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2002

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    Torgersen, Christian

    MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2002 MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2002 U.S. Department of the Interior U for Mineral Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The Role of Nonfuel Minerals in the U.S. Economy . . . 4 2001 U.S. Net Import Reliance for Selected Nonfuel Mineral Materials

  5. MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2014

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    Torgersen, Christian

    MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2014 #12;U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey MINERAL contained within this report. Suggested citation: U.S. Geological Survey, 2014, Mineral commodity summaries and Coincident Indexes for Mineral Products......................................................... 4 The Role

  6. MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2012

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    Fleskes, Joe

    MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2012 #12;U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey MINERAL contained within this report. Suggested citation: U.S. Geological Survey, 2012, Mineral commodity summaries and Coincident Indexes for Mineral Products......................................................... 4 The Role

  7. Commodity market modeling and physical trading strategies

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    Ellefsen, Per Einar

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Investment and operational decisions involving commodities are taken based on the forward prices of these commodities. These prices are volatile, and a model of their evolution must correctly account for their volatility ...

  8. TASK 40: Sustainable International Bio Energy Trade: securing supply Overview of the task

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    Page 1 TASK 40: Sustainable International Bio Energy Trade: securing supply and demand Overview of the task The objective of Task 40 is to investigate what is needed to create a "commodity market" for bio-energy's, the task will contribute to the development of sustainable bio-energy markets on short and on long term

  9. [Searching for Commodity Codes] February 13, 2012

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    Sheremet, Alexandru

    the search... link to begin searching for a Commodity Code Search Tips Enter a broad term in the Description Another example, for "gasoline" enter "fuel" ­ think in general terms o For this term, only two Commodity[Searching for Commodity Codes] February 13, 2012 © Office of Human Resource Services, University

  10. Crystal structure of the C-terminal domain of the RAP74 subunit of human transcription factor IIF

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    Kamada, Katsuhiko; De Angelis, Jacqueline; Roeder, Robert G.; Burley, Stephen K. (Rockefeller)

    2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The x-ray structure of a C-terminal fragment of the RAP74 subunit of human transcription factor (TF) IIF has been determined at 1.02-{angstrom} resolution. The {alpha}/{beta} structure is strikingly similar to the globular domain of linker histone H5 and the DNA-binding domain of hepatocyte nuclear factor 3{gamma} (HNF-3{gamma}), making it a winged-helix protein. The surface electrostatic properties of this compact domain differ significantly from those of bona fide winged-helix transcription factors (HNF-3{gamma} and RFX1) and from the winged-helix domains found within the RAP30 subunit of TFIIF and the {beta} subunit of TFIIE. RAP74 has been shown to interact with the TFIIF-associated C-terminal domain phosphatase FCP1, and a putative phosphatase binding site has been identified within the RAP74 winged-helix domain.

  11. Essays on Pricing Behaviors of Energy Commodities 

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    Qin, Xiaoyan

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation investigates the pricing behaviors of two major energy commodities, U.S. natural gas and crude oil, using times series models. It examines the relationships between U.S. natural gas price variations and changes in market...

  12. Price distortions in the commodity futures markets

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    Helfrich, Devin B

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Speculation is not monolithic; it comes in many forms. A certain level of speculation is required for commodity futures markets to function. On the other hand, certain types of trading activities by speculators may damage ...

  13. Essays on Pricing Behaviors of Energy Commodities

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    Qin, Xiaoyan

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation investigates the pricing behaviors of two major energy commodities, U.S. natural gas and crude oil, using times series models. It examines the relationships between U.S. natural gas price variations and changes in market...

  14. Accelerating semantic graph databases on commodity clusters

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    Morari, Alessandro; Castellana, Vito G.; Haglin, David J.; Feo, John T.; Weaver, Jesse R.; Tumeo, Antonino; Villa, Oreste

    2013-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We are developing a full software system for accelerating semantic graph databases on commodity cluster that scales to hundreds of nodes while maintaining constant query throughput. Our framework comprises a SPARQL to C++ compiler, a library of parallel graph methods and a custom multithreaded runtime layer, which provides a Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) programming model with fork/join parallelism and automatic load balancing over a commodity clusters. We present preliminary results for the compiler and for the runtime.

  15. Instruction Guide Searching for Commodity Codes

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    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    will appear: Search Tips 1. Enter a broad term in the Description contains... field such as "conferences" or "maintenance". a. For example, instead of "pencils", enter "supplies" and click the Search button. bInstruction Guide Searching for Commodity Codes Updated February 17, 2014 © Office of Human

  16. THE SIMPLE ECONOMICS OF COMMODITY PRICE SPECULATION

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    Rothman, Daniel

    This draft: April 9, 2013 Abstract The price of crude oil in the U.S. never exceeded $40 per barrel until mid. Joseph Kennedy II, New York Times, April, 10, 2012. 1 Introduction. The price of crude oil in the U.S price changes? We clarify the effects of speculators on commodity prices. We focus on crude oil, but our

  17. Inventories and the short-run dynamics of commodity prices

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    Pindyck, Robert S.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I examine the behavior of inventories and their role in the short-run dynamics of commodity production and price. Competitive producers of a storable commodity react to price changes by balancing costs of changing production ...

  18. Classification of Commodity Price Forecast With Random Forests and Bayesian

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    de Freitas, Nando

    economy. Commodity prices are key economical20 drivers in the market. Raw products such as oil, gold 15 1 Introduction16 17 1.1 Forecasting the commodities market18 The commodities market focuses of prices in both the short and long-term view25 point to help market participants gage a greater

  19. Crunching Large Graphs with Commodity Processors

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    Nelson, Jacob E.; Myers, Brandon D.; Hunter, Andrew H.; Briggs, Preston; Ceze, Luis; Ebeling, William C.; Grossman, Dan; Kahan, Simon H.; Oskin, Mark

    2011-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Crunching large graphs is the basis of many emerging appli- cations, such as social network analysis and bioinformatics. Graph analytics algorithms exhibit little locality and therefore present signi?cant performance challenges. Hardware multi- threading systems (e.g, Cray XMT) show that with enough concurrency, we can tolerate long latencies. Unfortunately, this solution is not available with commodity parts. Our goal is to develop a latency-tolerant system built out of commodity parts and mostly in software. The proposed system includes a runtime that supports a large number of lightweight contexts, full-bit synchronization and a memory manager that provides a high-latency but high-bandwidth global shared memory. This paper lays out the vision for our system, and justi?es its feasibility with a performance analysis of the run- time for latency tolerance.

  20. Task Cover

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    NAME NO. OF PAGES(S) Sample Task Order 1 Site Support Services 14 Sample Task Order 2 Health Program Services 16 Sample Task Order 3 Janitorial Services (including Child 30...

  1. Oilfield rock bits: Are they a commodity

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    Caldwell, R.

    1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the quality of various types of rock drill bits and evaluates cost of these bits against service and performance to determine if bits should be viewed as a commodity when drilling a production or exploration well. Continuing advancements in materials technology, machining capabilities, hydraulics arrangements, bearing configuration, seal technology and cutter design continue to push the performance curve for oilfield rock bits. However, some very important advancements are patented, proprietary features of individual manufacturers. This paper reviews some of these design and performance features to help determine if they are worth the extra investment based on actual field drilling experience.

  2. Sustainable Land Management Through Market-Oriented Commodity...

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    Market-Oriented Commodity Development: Case studies from Ethiopia Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Land Management Through Market-Oriented...

  3. awpa commodity standards: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Summary: the search... link to begin searching for a Commodity Code Search Tips Enter a broad term in the Description Another example, for "gasoline" enter "fuel" - think...

  4. Single-Commodity Robust Network Design with Finite and Hose ...

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    2015-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Gas and energy distribution networks also ship a single commodity, but since we do not want to ... We show a natural adaption of the Hose model to single-.

  5. Do Commodity SMT Processors Need More OS Research? Yaoping Ruan

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    Pai, Vivek

    Do Commodity SMT Processors Need More OS Research? Yaoping Ruan IBM T.J.Watson Research Center 10598 traceyj@us.ibm.com ABSTRACT The availability of Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) in commodity studies of SMT suggested exciting performance potential, observed improvement on the P4 has been much more

  6. The dynamics of commodity spot and futures markets

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    Pindyck, Robert S.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I discuss the short-run dynamics of commodity prices, production, and inventories, as well as the sources and effects of market volatility. I explain how prices, rates of production, and inventory levels are interrelated, ...

  7. Defense Energy Support Center: Installation Energy Commodity Business Unit

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    Presentation—given at the Spring 2009 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting—discusses the Defense Energy Support Center's (DESC's) Installation Energy Commodity Business Unit (CBU) including its intent, commitment, pilot project, lessons learned, and impending barriers.

  8. Export-Oriented Populism: Commodities and Coalitions in Argentina

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    Richardson, Neal P.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Policy and electoral coalitions in Mexico and Argentina.policies. In this sense, the shift in agricultural commodity production in Argentinapolicy led to recurring economic crises and shifting political coalitions. Since the 1970s, Argentina’

  9. Task Plans

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  10. Susceptibility of Commodity Systems and Software to Memory Soft Errors

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    Riska, Alma

    Susceptibility of Commodity Systems and Software to Memory Soft Errors Alan Messer, Member, IEEE Abstract--It is widely understood that most system downtime is acounted for by programming errors transient errors in computer system hardware due to external factors, such as cosmic rays. This work

  11. China, India and the Commodity Boom: Economic and

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    Coxhead, Ian

    China, India and the Commodity Boom: Economic and Environmental Implications for Low of Life Sciences and 2 La Trobe University 1. INTRODUCTION THE emergence of China and India as major. When China first began to attract large-scale foreign investment and expand its export- oriented labour

  12. Managing in a Commodity World University of Alberta

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    Boisvert, Jeff

    years. #12;13/01/2012 4 Economics 101 ­ The Supply and Demand Relationship 7 Price ($/unit) Units · The met coal industry ­ a case study on price increases and cost pressures · DCF Examples 4 A look back in 2008 will support prices longer term World commodity demand expected to double over the next 15 to 20

  13. PRICING COMMODITY DERIVATIVES WITH BASIS RISK AND PARTIAL OBSERVATIONS

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    Ludkovski, Mike

    LUDKOVSKI Abstract. We study the problem of pricing claims written on an over-the-counter energy con- tractPRICING COMMODITY DERIVATIVES WITH BASIS RISK AND PARTIAL OBSERVATIONS REN´E CARMONA AND MICHAEL. Because the underlying is illiquid, we work with an indifference pricing framework based on a liquid

  14. ComMod: engaged research's contribution to sustainable development

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    187 Chapter 8 ComMod: engaged research's contribution to sustainable development sigrid au A stance justified by the needs of sustainable development The emergence of the sustainable development). Sustainable development asserted itself as a response to a preoccupying global situa- tion, notably

  15. PREDICTING AGRI-COMMODITY PRICES: AN ASSET PRICING APPROACH

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    Kaminsky, Werner

    movements is crucial for ination control and production planning. It is especially relevant to developing reading of future food price movements can be an invaluable budgetary planning tool for various government heavily on commodity productions for growth and export, governments often distribute foodgrains

  16. The Incremental Benefits of the Nearest Neighbor Forecast of U.S. Energy Commodity Prices 

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    Kudoyan, Olga

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis compares the simple Autoregressive (AR) model against the k- Nearest Neighbor (k-NN) model to make a point forecast of five energy commodity prices. Those commodities are natural gas, heating oil, gasoline, ethanol, and crude oil...

  17. The Incremental Benefits of the Nearest Neighbor Forecast of U.S. Energy Commodity Prices

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    Kudoyan, Olga

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis compares the simple Autoregressive (AR) model against the k- Nearest Neighbor (k-NN) model to make a point forecast of five energy commodity prices. Those commodities are natural gas, heating oil, gasoline, ethanol, and crude oil...

  18. Stochastic Models of Energy Commodity Prices and Their Applications: Mean-reversion with Jumps and

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    California at Berkeley. University of

    PWP-073 Stochastic Models of Energy Commodity Prices and Their Applications: Mean.ucei.berkeley.edu/ucei #12;Stochastic Models of Energy Commodity Prices and Their Applications: Mean-reversion with Jumps-switching and stochastic volatility into these models in order to capture the salient features of energy commodity prices

  19. Stochastic Models of Energy Commodity Prices and Their Applications: Mean-reversion with

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    Stochastic Models of Energy Commodity Prices and Their Applications: Mean-reversion with Jumps usion models to describe energy commodity spot prices. We incorporate multiple jumps, regime-switching and stochastic volatility in these models. Prices of various energy commodity derivatives are obtained under each

  20. Comparison of leading parallel NAS file systems on commodity hardware

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    Hedges, R; Fitzgerald, K; Gary, M; Stearman, D M

    2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    High performance computing has experienced tremendous gains in system performance over the past 20 years. Unfortunately other system capabilities, such as file I/O, have not grown commensurately. In this activity, we present the results of our tests of two leading file systems (GPFS and Lustre) on the same physical hardware. This hardware is the standard commodity storage solution in use at LLNL and, while much smaller in size, is intended to enable us to learn about differences between the two systems in terms of performance, ease of use and resilience. This work represents the first hardware consistent study of the two leading file systems that the authors are aware of.

  1. EA-278 Direct Commodities Trading Inc | Department of Energy

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  2. LDC debt and policy linkages in the determination of world commodity prices

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    Rausser, Gordon C.; Brazelon, Coleman

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Performance Links Between LDC ,Debtors and Industrial ~Macro and Micro Policies on LDC Debtors: Commodity Price~ , WORKING PAPERNO. 538 LDC DEBT AND POLICY LINKAGES IN THE

  3. World commodity prices: the role of external debt and industrial country policies

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    Rausser, Gordon C.; Rose, Marjorie B.; Irwin, Douglas A.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Performance Links Between LDC Debtors and IndustrialMacro and Micro Policies on LDC Debtors: Measuring Commodityfor Less Developed Country (LDC) commodity exporters. In

  4. Survey of Alternative Feedstocks for Commodity Chemical Manufacturing

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    McFarlane, Joanna [ORNL; Robinson, Sharon M [ORNL

    2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The current high prices for petroleum and natural gas have spurred the chemical industry to examine alternative feedstocks for the production of commodity chemicals. High feedstock prices have driven methanol and ammonia production offshore. The U.S. Chemical Industry is the largest user of natural gas in the country. Over the last 30 years, alternatives to conventional petroleum and natural gas feedstocks have been developed, but have limited, if any, commercial implementation in the United States. Alternative feedstocks under consideration include coal from unconventional processing technologies, such as gasification and liquefaction, novel resources such as biomass, stranded natural gas from unconventional reserves, and heavy oil from tar sands or oil shale. These feedstock sources have been evaluated with respect to the feasibility and readiness for production of the highest volume commodity chemicals in the United States. Sources of organic compounds, such as ethanol from sugar fermentation and bitumen-derived heavy crude are now being primarily exploited for fuels, rather than for chemical feedstocks. Overall, government-sponsored research into the use of alternatives to petroleum feedstocks focuses on use for power and transportation fuels rather than for chemical feedstocks. Research is needed to reduce cost and technical risk. Use of alternative feedstocks is more common outside the United States R&D efforts are needed to make these processes more efficient and less risky before becoming more common domestically. The status of alternative feedstock technology is summarized.

  5. Calculating Long-Term Trends in the Real Real Prices of Primary Commodities

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    and Tilton (2006). Key Words: primary commodity prices, Prebisch-Singer hypothesis, inflation correctionsCalculating Long-Term Trends in the Real Real Prices of Primary Commodities: Deflator Adjustment Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products Q32 - Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development

  6. How to Time the Commodity Market Devraj Basu, Roel C.A. Oomen and Alexander Stremme

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    Kearns, Michael

    in half a century. Oil prices have almost tripled from around $25 in 2002 to more than $70 by the end, investment in commodities has been gathering momentum with particularly the fund management industry becoming behavior and thus alter the outlook for commodity investment. These concerns seem to be shared by a number

  7. Calibration of a multifactor model for the forward markets of several commodities

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    Vargiolu, Tiziano

    Calibration of a multifactor model for the forward markets of several commodities Enrico Edoli1 are traded. We calibrate this model in a market where forward contracts on multiple commodities are present, using historical forward prices. First we calibrate separately the four coefficients of every single

  8. Relaxations of Approximate Linear Programs for the Real Option Management of Commodity Storage

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    Sadeh, Norman M.

    Relaxations of Approximate Linear Programs for the Real Option Management of Commodity Storage in practice. Focusing on commodity storage, we identify a deficiency of approximate linear programming, which their corresponding ALPs. Applied to existing natural gas storage instances, our ALP relaxations significantly

  9. 150 Years of Boom and Bust: What Drives Mineral Commodity Prices?

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    Nesterov, Yurii

    33, N50 Keywords: Mineral Commodity Markets, Prices, Non-renewable resources, Structural VAR that, while global output and inflation have some effects on the prices of agricultural and mineral150 Years of Boom and Bust: What Drives Mineral Commodity Prices? Martin Stuermer Job Market Paper

  10. Inspection report: the Department of Energy's export licensing process for dual-use and munitions commodities

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    Friedman, Gregory H.

    1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Export of commodities, encouraged by both the private sector and the Federal Government, helps to improve our position in the global economy and is in the national interest of the US. However, exports of commodities or technologies, without regard to whether they may significantly contribute to the military potential of individual countries or combination of countries or enhance the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, may adversely affect the national security of the US. The Federal Government, therefore, implements several laws, Executive Orders, and regulations to control the export of certain commodities and technologies. These commodities and technologies require a license for export. Some of the controlled items are designated as ''dual-use,'' that is, commodities and technologies that have both civilian and military application. Some dual-use commodities are designated as ''nuclear dual-use''--items controlled for nuclear nonproliferation purposes. Another group of controlled commodities is designated as munitions, which are goods and technologies that have solely military uses. The Department of Energy (Energy) conducts reviews of export license applications for nuclear dual-use items and certain munitions. On August 26, 1998, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs requested that the Inspectors General from the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, State, and Treasury, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), update and expand on a 1993 interagency review conducted by the Inspectors General of the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, and State of the export licensing processes for dual-use and munitions commodities.

  11. EU BIOFUEL USE AND AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY PRICES: A REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE BASE

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    EU BIOFUEL USE AND AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY PRICES: A REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE BASE Report prepared: Kretschmer, B, Bowyer, C and Buckwell, A (2012) EU Biofuel Use and Agricultural Commodity Prices: A Review............................................................................................................. 8 2 EU POLICY DRIVING BIOFUELS DEMAND AND OUTLOOK FOR THIS DEMAND TO 2020. 9 2.1 What is the current

  12. Equilibrium Forward Curves for Commodities BRYAN R. ROUTLEDGE, DUANE J. SEPPI,

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    * ABSTRACT We develop an equilibrium model of the term structure of forward prices for stor- able commodities prices at different horizons and shows how conditional violations of the "Samuelson effect" occur. We For all of these reasons, there is a widespread interest in models for pricing and hedging commodity

  13. Parameter estimation in commodity markets: a filtering approach Robert J. Elliott

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    Hyndman, Cody

    as crude oil) using futures price data. A one-factor model for the spot commodity price is used the implementation of commodity market models is that one or more of the factors may be unobservable. In practice the model parameters to market data and to estimate the time series of the unobservable factors. The method

  14. Dynamic analysis of policy drivers for bioenergy commodity markets

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    Robert F. Jeffers; Jacob J. Jacobson; Erin M. Searcy

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Biomass is increasingly being considered as a feedstock to provide a clean and renewable source of energy in the form of both liquid fuels and electric power. In the United States, the biofuels and biopower industries are regulated by different policies and have different drivers which impact the maximum price the industries are willing to pay for biomass. This article describes a dynamic computer simulation model that analyzes future behavior of bioenergy feedstock markets given policy and technical options. The model simulates the long-term dynamics of these markets by treating advanced biomass feedstocks as a commodity and projecting the total demand of each industry as well as the market price over time. The model is used for an analysis of the United States bioenergy feedstock market that projects supply, demand, and market price given three independent buyers: domestic biopower, domestic biofuels, and foreign exports. With base-case assumptions, the biofuels industry is able to dominate the market and meet the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets for advanced biofuels. Further analyses suggest that United States bioenergy studies should include estimates of export demand in their projections, and that GHG-limiting policy would partially shield both industries from exporter dominance.

  15. Long Memory, the 'Taylor Effect' and Intraday Volatility in Commodity Futures Markets 

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    Brunetti, Celso

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates long term dependence in commodity futures markets. Using daily futures returns on cocoa, coffee and sugar, we show that FIGARCH models are able to adequately describe both the long and short run ...

  16. A decomposition approach for commodity pickup and delivery with time-windows under uncertainty

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    Marla, Lavanya

    We consider a special class of large-scale, network-based, resource allocation problems under uncertainty, namely that of multi-commodity flows with time-windows under uncertainty. In this class, we focus on problems ...

  17. Scheduling multi-commodity flows in a two-level transportation network with handling capacity

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    Boyer, Edmond

    /destination terminals and consolida- tion hubs allow for significant cost reductions due to higher resource utilization rates. In this context, load plan designing shall determine not only the routes the commodities follow

  18. The structural impact of commodity farm programs on farms in the Southern Texas High Plains

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    Shirley, Christina Kay

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    : Mechanical Engineering 1981 Thesis 5558 THE STRUCTURAL IMPACT OP COMMODITY FARM PROGRAMS ON FARMS IN THE SOUTHERN TEXAS HIGH PLAINS A Thesis by CHRISTINA KAY SHIRLEY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1981 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics THE STRUCTURAL IMPACT OF COMMODITY FARM PROGRAMS ON FARMS IN THE SOUTHERN TEXAS HIGH PLAINS A Thesi. s by CHRISTINA RAY SHIRLEY Approved as to style...

  19. Proposal for development of a resource and commodity highway system. Research report

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    Deacon, J.A.; Allen, D.L.; Crabtree, J.D.; Agent, K.R.; Pigman, J.G.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1986, the Kentucky General Assembly established the Extended Weight Coal and Coal By-Products Haul Road System. The system includes approximately 3,200 miles of the most significant coal-haul roads in the state and permits coal trucks to carry much larger payloads than trucks with other commodities. In many ways, the extended-weight system has been very successful. Coal-transportation productivity has been substantially increased, and Kentucky coal continues to remain competitive in the marketplace. The study, conducted by the Kentucky Transportation Center, concluded that development of a statewide trucking network, herein named the Resource and Commodity Highway System, was both feasibile and desirable.

  20. First-In-First-Out Properties of a Commodity-based Kinematic Wave Simulation Model November 15, 2004

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    First-In-First-Out Properties of a Commodity-based Kinematic Wave Simulation Model November 15 of a computationally efficient commodity-based kinematic wave (CKW) model of network traffic flow. After developing] kinematic wave models of network vehicular traffic, in which supply-demand method is used for computing

  1. A SURVEY OF COMMODITY MARKETS AND STRUCTURAL MODELS FOR ELECTRICITY PRICES

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    Carmona, Rene

    the relationship between prices and underlying drivers more easily than in most other marketsA SURVEY OF COMMODITY MARKETS AND STRUCTURAL MODELS FOR ELECTRICITY PRICES RENE CARMONA AND MICHAEL and the methods which have been proposed to handle them in spot and forward price models. We devote special

  2. A Study of Real-Time Identification and Monitoring of Barge-Carried Hazardous Commodities

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    A Study of Real-Time Identification and Monitoring of Barge-Carried Hazardous Commodities Yangrong 37831 Abstract-- In response to increased terrorist threats related to hazardous material movements and field test a prototype system that provides more accurate, uniform, and timely data on hazardous

  3. Merchant Commodity Storage and Term Structure Model Error Nicola Secomandi,1

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    Sadeh, Norman M.

    the futures term structure affect the valuation and hedging of natural gas storage. We find that even small impact on storage valuation and hedging. In particular, theoretically equivalent hedging strategies haveMerchant Commodity Storage and Term Structure Model Error Nicola Secomandi,1 Guoming Lai,2 Fran

  4. Fast and Accurate Time-Domain Simulations with Commodity Graphics Hardware

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    Fast and Accurate Time-Domain Simulations with Commodity Graphics Hardware Gerard S. Baron*1 the efficacy of graphics hardware for the computational electrodynamics community. In particular, we illustrate developments in graphics hardware acceleration provide operations that can be applied to dramatically speed up

  5. Term Structure of Commodities Futures. Forecasting and Pricing. Marcos Escobar, Nicols Hernndez, Luis Seco

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    Seco, Luis A.

    1 Term Structure of Commodities Futures. Forecasting and Pricing. Marcos Escobar, Nicolás Hernández that often exhibit sudden changes from backwardation into contango (such as energy, agricultural products generation purposes. It also provides the "risk neutral" processes needed for derivatives pricing, answering

  6. Northwest Power and Conservation Council NW Power Markets Symposium Morgan Stanley Commodities

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    Northwest Power and Conservation Council ­ NW Power Markets Symposium Morgan Stanley Commodities in a fiduciary capacity. This information was prepared by Morgan Stanley sales, trading, banking or other non as independent of the interests of Morgan Stanley trading desks. To the extent any prices or price levels

  7. Power System Probabilistic and Security Analysis on Commodity High Performance Computing Systems

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    Franchetti, Franz

    power system infrastructures also requires merging of offline security analyses into on- line operationPower System Probabilistic and Security Analysis on Commodity High Performance Computing Systems tools for power system probabilistic and security analysis: 1) a high performance Monte Carlo simulation

  8. Revised technical action plan at former Commodity Credit Corporation grain storage sites in Nebraska and Kansas

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    Not Available

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document has been prepared for the Commodity Credit Corporation of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA/CCC) to provide an outline for a multiyear plan for technical investigations at sites in Kansas and Nebraska that have been identified as having groundwater contamination. Carbon tetrachloride is the primary contaminant of concern at sites in Nebraska and Kansas where former USDA/CCC grain storage facilities were located.

  9. PROJECT TASK STATEMENT

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible for RenewableSpeedingBiomassPPPO Website Directory PPPO WebsitePREP |Dan5,PROJECT TASK

  10. An empirical evaluation of trader reputation and market structure on market efficiency and price in commodity markets

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    Colling, Phil Lewis

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN EMPIRICAL EVALUATION OF TRADER REPUTATION AND MARKET STRUCTURE ON MARKET EFFICIENCY AND PRICE IN COMMODITY MARKETS A Thesis PHIL LEWIS COLLING Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1986 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics AN EMPIRICAL EVALUATION OF TRADER REPUTATION AND MARKET STRUCTURE ON MARKET EFFICIENCY AND PRICE IN COMMODITY MARKETS A Thesis PHIL LEWIS COLLIHG Approved...

  11. Sandia Energy - IEA PVPS Task 13 Activities

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    IEA PVPS Task 13 Activities Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics PV Modeling & Analysis IEA PVPS Task 13 Activities IEA PVPS Task 13...

  12. DOCUMENTATION SPECIFIC TASK TRAINING PROGRAM

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    DOCUMENTATION APPENDIX SPECIFIC TASK TRAINING PROGRAM Conducted by the ILLINOIS CENTER ............................................................. Coordination of Contract Documents Art.105.05 Appendix Page 14

  13. The NIDS Cluster: Scalable, Stateful Network Intrusion Detection on Commodity Hardware

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    Tierney, Brian L; Vallentin, Matthias; Sommer, Robin; Lee, Jason; Leres, Craig; Paxson, Vern; Tierney, Brian

    2007-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we present a NIDS cluster as a scalable solution for realizing high-performance, stateful network intrusion detection on commodity hardware. The design addresses three challenges: (i) distributing traffic evenly across an extensible set of analysis nodes in a fashion that minimizes the communication required for coordination, (ii) adapting the NIDS's operation to support coordinating its low-level analysis rather than just aggregating alerts; and (iii) validating that the cluster produces sound results. Prototypes of our NIDS cluster now operate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley. In both environments the clusters greatly enhance the power of the network security monitoring.

  14. Carbon nanofibers, precious commodities from sunlight & CO2 to ameliorate global warming

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    Licht, Stuart

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study introduces the high yield, electrolytic synthesis of carbon nanofibers, CNFs, directly from carbon dioxide. Production of a precious commodity such as CNFs from atmospheric carbon dioxide provides impetus to limit this greenhouse gas and mitigate the rate of climate change. CNFs are formed at high rate using inexpensive nickel and steel electrodes in molten electrolytes. The process is demonstrated as a scaled-up stand-alone electrolytic cell, and is also shown compatible with the STEP, solar thermal electrochemical process, using concentrated sunlight at high solar to electric efficiency to provide the heat and electrical energy to drive the CNF production.

  15. Multi-commodity flow estimation with partial counts on selected links

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    Kang, Dong Hun

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Chair of Committee, Alberto Garcia-Diaz Committee Members, C?sar O. Malav? Amarnath Banerjee....S., Hanyang University, Korea; M.S., Hanyang University, Korea Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Alberto Garcia-Diaz The purpose of this research is to formulate a multi-commodity network flow model for vehicular traffic in a geographic area and develop a...

  16. Forecasting Using Time Varying Meta-Elliptical Distributions with a Study of Commodity Futures Prices

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    Sancetta, Alessio; Nikanrova, Arina

    2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    that might arise from the roll over of contracts. The commodities studied are crude oil, gas oil (IPE), heating oil, natural gas, propane, un- leaded gas, cocoa, coffee, sugar, orange juice, soybean, corn, rice, oats, wheat and cotton. Assum- ing the data... possess suitable ergodic properties, we report sample summary statistics in Table I. Table I. 15 Table I. Sample Summary Statistics Mean Var Skew Kurt Min 1stQu Median 3rdQu Max CRUDE OIL 0.02 5.18 -0.27 4.07 -16.54 -1.15 0.00 1.29 14.23 GAS OIL (IPE) 0...

  17. EA-278-B Direct Commodities Trading Inc - Recission | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny:Revised Finding of No53197EFindingEA-257-C EmeraEA-278 Direct Commodities

  18. EA-359-A Castleton Commodities Merchant Trading L.P. | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China 2015 Business42.1Energy |Final Site-WideBPAPowerEE USPowerPower,Commodities Merchant

  19. EA-359-B Castleton Commodities Merchant Trading L.P. | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China 2015 Business42.1Energy |Final Site-WideBPAPowerEE USPowerPower,Commodities

  20. On the global economic potentials and marginal costs of non-renewable resources and the price dynamics of energy commodities

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    Mercure, Jean-Francois

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A model is presented in this work for simulating endogenously the evolution of the marginal costs of production of energy carriers from non-renewable resources, their consumption, depletion pathways and timescales. Such marginal costs can be used to simulate the long term average price formation of energy commodities. Drawing on previous work where a global database of energy resource economic potentials was constructed, this work uses cost distributions of non-renewable resources in order to evaluate global flows of energy commodities. A mathematical framework is given to calculate endogenous flows of energy resources given an exogenous commodity price path. This framework can be used in reverse in order to calculate an exogenous marginal cost of production of energy carriers given an exogenous carrier demand. Using rigid price inelastic assumptions independent of the economy, these two approaches generate limiting scenarios that depict extreme use of natural resources. This is useful to characterise the cur...

  1. Analysis of International Commodity Shipping Data and the Shipment of NORM to the United States

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    Baciak, James E.; Ely, James H.; Schweppe, John E.; Sandness, Gerald A.; Robinson, Sean M.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of the Spreader Bar Radiation Detector project, PNNL analyzed US import data shipped through US ports collected over the 12 months of 2006 (over 4.5 million containers). Using these data, we extracted a variety of distributions that are of interest to modelers and developers of active and passive detection systems used to 'scan' IMCCs for potential contraband. This report expands on some of the analysis presented in an earlier report from LLNL, by investigation the foreign port distribution of commodities shipped to the US. The majority of containers shipped to the United States are 40 ft containers ({approx}70%); about 25% are 20 ft; and about 3.6% are 45 ft containers. A small fraction (<1%) of containers are of other more specialized sizes, and very few ports actually ship these unique size containers (a full distribution for all foreign ports is shown in Appendix A below). The primary foreign ports that ship the largest fraction of each container are shown in the table below. Given that 45 ft containers comprise 1 of out every 27 containers shipped to the US, and given the foreign ports from which they are shipped, they should not be ignored in screening; further testing and analysis of radiation measurements for national security with this size container is warranted. While a large amount of NORM is shipped in IMCCs, only a few specific commodities are shipped with enough frequency to present potential issues in screening IMCCs at ports. The majority of containers with NORM will contain fertilizers (5,700 containers), granite (59,000 containers), or ceramic (225,000 containers) materials. Fertilizers were generally shipping in either 20- or 40 ft containers with equal frequency. While granite is mostly shipped in 20 ft containers, ceramic materials can be shipped in either 20- or 40 ft containers. The size of container depended on the specific use of the ceramic or porcelain material. General construction ceramics (such as floor and roofing tiles) tend to be shipped in 20 ft containers. Consumer products made from ceramic materials (e.g., tableware, sinks, and toilets) are generally shipped in 40 ft containers. This distinct discrepancy is due in large part to the packaging of the commodity. Consumer products are generally shipped packed in a box loaded with Styrofoam or other packing material to protect the product from breakage. Construction ceramic materials are generally shipped in less packing material, many times consisting of only a cardboard or wooden box. Granite is almost always shipped in a 20 ft container, given its very high density.

  2. Security tasks are highly interdependent.

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    Motivation Security tasks are highly interdependent. To improve security tools, we need to understand how security practitioners collaborate in their organizations. Security practitioners in context Exchange of Information Develop security tools that: · Integrate information from different communication

  3. Task-space setpoint control of robots with dual task-space information

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    Cheah, C. C.

    In conventional task-space control problem of robots, a single task-space information is used for the entire task. When the task-space control problem is formulated in image space, this implies that visual feedback is used ...

  4. In this paper, we argue that the deployment of high performance wide area networks coupled with the availability of commodity

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    Stodghill, Paul

    database systems (RDBMS's) instead of flat files. We argue that both of these systems leverage commodity, middleware, distributed computing, finite-element analysis, relational database management systems the highest level of This research is partially supported by NSF grants EIA-9726388, EIA-9972853, and ACIR

  5. 6. B. Sole Source Purchase: Commodities, contractual and construction services exceeding $50,000, available only from a single source.

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    6. B. Sole Source Purchase: Commodities, contractual and construction services exceeding $50 not be cost effective to use a different consultant"; · Stating a consultant is the foremost authority: (1). Complete the sole source form at http://www.purchasing.ucf.edu/forms/index.asp. Justifications

  6. Computing Global Strategies for Multi-Market Commodity Trading Milos Hauskrecht, Luis Ortiz, Ioannis Tsochantaridis and Eli Upfal

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    Ortiz, Luis

    Ă?cient algorithms. In this work we propose a model for representing the multi-market trading prob- lem and show how price curves in all other relevant markets, as well as transportation and storage costs. Modeling economics is that commodity prices (e.g., oil and copper) are best modeled as a mean reverting stochastic

  7. FAQS Job Task Analyses- Industrial Hygiene

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  8. FAQS Job Task Analyses- General Technical Base

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    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  9. FAQS Job Task Analyses- DOE Aviation Manager

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    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  10. FAQS Job Task Analyses- Quality Assurance

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    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  11. REACHING AGREEMENT A Fundamental Task--

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    Schneider, Fred B.

    REACHING AGREEMENT A Fundamental Task-- Even in Distributed Computer Systems by Fred B. Schneider consists of a collection of computers interconnected by communication channels. The computers are usually that will achieve ByzantineAgreement: Agreement. All nontraitorous generals execute the same action. Validity

  12. Task Group 9 Update (Presentation)

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    Bosco, N.

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation is a brief update of IEC TC82 QA Task Force, Group 9. Presented is an outline of the recently submitted New Work Item Proposal (NWIP) for a Comparative Thermal Cycling Test for CPV Modules to Differentiate Thermal Fatigue Durability.

  13. http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilAElectronic Input Options Gary L. Hirsch SNLMaythemeansIHome * About

  14. http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilAElectronic Input Options Gary L. Hirsch SNLMaythemeansIHome * About

  15. A Review on Biomass Densification Systems to Develop Uniform Feedstock Commodities for Bioenergy Application

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    Jaya Shankar Tumuluru; Christopher T. Wright; J. Richard Hess; Kevin L. Kenney

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Developing uniformly formatted, densified feedstock from lignocellulosic biomass is of interest to achieve consistent physical properties like size and shape, bulk and unit density, and durability, which significantly influence storage, transportation and handling characteristics, and, by extension, feedstock cost and quality. A variety of densification systems are considered for producing a uniform format feedstock commodity for bioenergy applications, including (a) baler, (b) pellet mill, (c) cuber, (d) screw extruder, (e) briquette press, (f) roller press, (g) tablet press, and (g) agglomerator. Each of these systems has varying impacts on feedstock chemical and physical properties, and energy consumption. This review discusses the suitability of these densification systems for biomass feedstocks and the impact these systems have on specific energy consumption and end product quality. For example, a briquette press is more flexible in terms of feedstock variables where higher moisture content and larger particles are acceptable for making good quality briquettes; or among different densification systems, a screw press consumes the most energy because it not only compresses but also shears and mixes the material. Pretreatment options like preheating, grinding, steam explosion, torrefaction, and ammonia fiber explosion (AFEX) can also help to reduce specific energy consumption during densification and improve binding characteristics. Binding behavior can also be improved by adding natural binders, such as proteins, or commercial binders, such as lignosulphonates. The quality of the densified biomass for both domestic and international markets is evaluated using PFI (United States Standard) or CEN (European Standard).

  16. Relationship of organizational communication methods and leaders' perceptions of the 2002 Farm Bill: a study of selected commodity-specific, general agricultural, and natural resources organizations

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    Catchings, Christa Leigh

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to determine perceptions of organizational communication methods used by selected commodity-specific, general agricultural and, conservation or natural resources organizations to disseminate information about the Farm...

  17. Relationship of organizational communication methods and leaders' perceptions of the 2002 Farm Bill: a study of selected commodity-specific, general agricultural, and natural resources organizations 

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    Catchings, Christa Leigh

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to determine perceptions of organizational communication methods used by selected commodity-specific, general agricultural and, conservation or natural resources organizations to disseminate ...

  18. Aging behavior of polymeric solar absorber materials - Part 2: Commodity plastics

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    Kahlen, S. [Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH, Roseggerstrasse 12, Leoben 8700 (Austria); Wallner, G.M.; Lang, R.W. [Institute for Polymeric Materials and Testing, University of Linz, Altenbergerstrasse 69, Linz 4040 (Austria)

    2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this series of two papers, various polymeric materials are investigated as to their potential applicability as absorber materials for solar thermal collectors. While Part 1 of this paper series deals with the aging behavior of engineering plastics, including two amorphous polymers (PPE + PS) and (PC) and two semi-crystalline polymers (two types of PA12), the present Part 2 treats the aging behavior of semi-crystalline so-called ''commodity'' plastics (two types of crosslinked polyethylene (PE-X) and two types of polypropylene (PP)). As in Part 1, the focus of the investigation is to study the aging behavior of these materials under maximum operating conditions (80 C in water up to 16,000 h) and stagnation conditions (140 C in air up to 500 h) typical for northern climate. The materials supplied or produced as polymer films were first characterized in the unaged state and then for different states of aging by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), by size exclusion chromatography (SEC) and by mechanical tensile tests. DSC was applied primarily to obtain information on physical aging phenomena, whereas SEC analysis was used to characterize chemical degradation of the materials. In addition, physical and chemical aging were both analyzed via the small and large strain mechanical behavior. Comparing the two aging conditions in hot air and hot water, a rather stable mechanical performance profile was found for both PP types over the investigated aging time, which was interpreted in terms of competing physical and chemical aging mechanisms. Analogously such competing mechanisms were also inferred for one of the PE-X materials, while the other exhibited substantial degradation in terms of strain-to-break values for both aging conditions. In principle, both PP and PE-X are promising candidates for black absorber applications in northern climates if proper measures against overheating are taken and when adequately modified. (author)

  19. Menstrual cycle effects on spatial location tasks

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    Andrew, Sarah

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The relationship between menstrual cycle hormones and performance on gender-linked spatial tasks was examined in college women. Healthy women and men over the age of 18 and not taking hormonal preparations completed tasks that typically show a male...

  20. Fault-tolerant dynamic task graph scheduling

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    Kurt, Mehmet C.; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Agrawal, Kunal; Agrawal, Gagan

    2014-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we present an approach to fault tolerant execution of dynamic task graphs scheduled using work stealing. In particular, we focus on selective and localized recovery of tasks in the presence of soft faults. We elicit from the user the basic task graph structure in terms of successor and predecessor relationships. The work stealing-based algorithm to schedule such a task graph is augmented to enable recovery when the data and meta-data associated with a task get corrupted. We use this redundancy, and the knowledge of the task graph structure, to selectively recover from faults with low space and time overheads. We show that the fault tolerant design retains the essential properties of the underlying work stealing-based task scheduling algorithm, and that the fault tolerant execution is asymptotically optimal when task re-execution is taken into account. Experimental evaluation demonstrates the low cost of recovery under various fault scenarios.

  1. Nuclear Radiological Threat Task Force Established | National...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Radiological Threat Task Force Established | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing...

  2. NREL Job Task Analysis: Crew Leader

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    Kurnik, C.; Woodley, C.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A summary of job task analyses for the position of crew leader when conducting weatherization work on a residence.

  3. Task Performance is Prioritized Over Energy Reduction

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    1 Task Performance is Prioritized Over Energy Reduction Ravi Balasubramanian*, Member, IEEE, Robert requirements were increased. These results indicated that task performance may be prioritized over energy main results: (1) More trials were required for a brief contact task to find a low-energy strategy when

  4. Wood Fuel Task Force Response 2 | Wood Fuel Task Force Response

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    Wood Fuel Task Force Response #12;2 | Wood Fuel Task Force Response #12;Wood Fuel Task Force Response | 3 Wood Fuel Task Force Response Scottish Government response by Minister for Environment, Michael Russell I am pleased to present on behalf of the Scottish Government our response to the Wood Fuel

  5. Multiple systems or task complexity 1 Running head: Multiple systems or task complexity

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    Stoiciu, Mihai

    Multiple systems or task complexity 1 Running head: Multiple systems or task complexity Procedural memory effects in categorization: evidence for multiple systems or task complexity? Safa R. Zaki and Dave College Williamstown, MA 10267 413-597-4594 Email: szaki@williams.edu #12;Multiple systems or task

  6. Employee Job Task Analysis (EJTA) PIA, Richland Operations Office...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Job Task Analysis (EJTA) PIA, Richland Operations Office Employee Job Task Analysis (EJTA) PIA, Richland Operations Office Employee Job Task Analysis (EJTA) PIA, Richland...

  7. Task Interaction in an HTN Planner

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    Georgievski, Il?e; Aiello, Marco

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hierarchical Task Network (HTN) planning uses task decomposition to plan for an executable sequence of actions as a solution to a problem. In order to reason effectively, an HTN planner needs expressive domain knowledge. For instance, a simplified HTN planning system such as JSHOP2 uses such expressivity and avoids some task interactions due to the increased complexity of the planning process. We address the possibility of simplifying the domain representation needed for an HTN planner to find good solutions, especially in real-world domains describing home and building automation environments. We extend the JSHOP2 planner to reason about task interaction that happens when task's effects are already achieved by other tasks. The planner then prunes some of the redundant searches that can occur due to the planning process's interleaving nature. We evaluate the original and our improved planner on two benchmark domains. We show that our planner behaves better by using simplified domain knowledge and outperforms ...

  8. Technical action plan at former Commodity Credit Corporation grain storage sites in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri. Revision 2

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    Not Available

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document has been prepared for the Commodity Credit Corporation of the US Department of Agriculture (CCC/USDA), to provide an outline for a multiyear plan for technical investigations at sites in Kansas and Nebraska that have been identified as having groundwater contamination. Carbon tetrachloride is the primary contaminant of concern at sites in Nebraska and Kansas where former CCC/USDA grain storage facilities were located. At this time, no former CCC/USDA grain bin sites in Iowa and Missouri have been determined to have contamination at or above the maximum concentration level (MCL). This document represents a second revision to an original plan proposed by the CCC/USDA in January 1992 (Technical Action Plan at Former Commodity Credit Corporation Grain Storage Sites in Nebraska and Kansas). The CCC/USDA recognizes the need to address the reported groundwater contamination problems in a timely manner. Doing so will protect public drinking water supplies, public health, and the environment. To address these groundwater contamination problems, the CCC/USDA has committed and continues to commit resources and funding to investigate the contaminated sites further.

  9. Joint Outreach Task Group Calendar: September 2013

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    Joint Outreach Task Group (JOTG)has created a monthly calendar of community events to facilitate interagency and community involvement in these events. September 2013

  10. ESPC Task Order Face Page Template

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Document provides a face page template for a U.S. Department of Energy task order as part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC).

  11. Interagency Energy Management Task Force Members

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    The Interagency Energy Management Task Force is led by the Federal Energy Management Program director. Members include energy and sustainability managers from federal agencies.

  12. NREL Job Task Analysis: Energy Auditor

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    Kurnik, C.; Woodley, C.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A summary of job task analyses for the position of energy auditor when evaluating a residence before and during weatherization work.

  13. NREL Job Task Analysis: Quality Control Inspector

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    Kurnik, C.; Woodley, C.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A summary of job task analyses for the position of quality control inspector when evaluating weatherization work that has been done on a residence.

  14. Document prepared by APIC Bioterrorism Task Force

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    ATTACHMENT Document prepared by APIC Bioterrorism Task Force Judith F. English, Mae Y. Cundiff of civilian populations not recommended. 3. Infection Control Practices for Patient Management Symptomatic

  15. Sustainability Initiative Task Force Final Report

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    UW­Madison Sustainability Initiative Task Force Final Report October 2010 #12;We are pleased to present the final report of the campus Sustainability Task Force. This report fulfills the charge we gave to sustainability for consideration by UW­Madison's leadership and campus community. There are many reasons why

  16. Water Conservation Task Force (2014 Charge)

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Water Conservation Task Force (2014 Charge) The Task Force will advise the Chancellor and Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC) on current and past water use and provide recommendations on implementation of policies for potable water use reductions in support of The Regents Policy on Sustainable

  17. Component Metadata for Software Engineering Tasks

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    Harrold, Mary Jean

    functions. In particular, she has no source code, no reliability or safety information, no in- formationComponent Metadata for Software Engineering Tasks Alessandro Orso1 , Mary Jean Harrold1 , and David of an application developer who wants to perform two different software engineering tasks on her application: gen

  18. Exploiting Variable Stiffness in Explosive Movement Tasks

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    Vijayakumar, Sethu

    robots. The proposed methodology is applied to a ball- throwing task where we demonstrate that: (i, with the motivation of (i) improving safety of robots and humans (by providing an intrinsic compliance) [26], (iiExploiting Variable Stiffness in Explosive Movement Tasks David J. Braun, Matthew Howard and Sethu

  19. Muon Collider Task Force Report

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    Ankenbrandt, C.; Alexahin, Y.; Balbekov, V.; Barzi, E.; Bhat, C.; Broemmelsiek, D.; Bross, A.; Burov, A.; Drozhdin, A.; Finley, D.; Geer, S.; /Fermilab /Argonne /Brookhaven /Jefferson Lab /LBL, Berkeley /MUONS Inc., Batavia /UCLA /UC, Riverside /Mississippi U.

    2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Muon Colliders offer a possible long term path to lepton-lepton collisions at center-of-mass energies {radical}s {ge} 1 TeV. In October 2006 the Muon Collider Task Force (MCTF) proposed a program of advanced accelerator R&D aimed at developing the Muon Collider concept. The proposed R&D program was motivated by progress on Muon Collider design in general, and in particular, by new ideas that have emerged on muon cooling channel design. The scope of the proposed MCTF R&D program includes muon collider design studies, helical cooling channel design and simulation, high temperature superconducting solenoid studies, an experimental program using beams to test cooling channel RF cavities and a 6D cooling demonstration channel. The first year of MCTF activities are summarized in this report together with a brief description of the anticipated FY08 R&D activities. In its first year the MCTF has made progress on (1) Muon Collider ring studies, (2) 6D cooling channel design and simulation studies with an emphasis on the HCC scheme, (3) beam preparations for the first HPRF cavity beam test, (4) preparations for an HCC four-coil test, (5) further development of the MANX experiment ideas and studies of the muon beam possibilities at Fermilab, (6) studies of how to integrate RF into an HCC in preparation for a component development program, and (7) HTS conductor and magnet studies to prepare for an evaluation of the prospects for of an HTS high-field solenoid build for a muon cooling channel.

  20. Task mapping for non-contiguous allocations.

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    Leung, Vitus Joseph; Bunde, David P. [Knox College, Galesburg, IL; Ebbers, Johnathan [Knox College, Galesburg, IL; Price, Nicholas W. [Knox College, Galesburg, IL; Swank, Matthew [Knox College, Galesburg, IL; Feer, Stefan P. [3M Health Information Systems, Inc., Wallingford, CT; Rhodes, Zachary D. [Allstate Corporation, Northbrook, IL

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper examines task mapping algorithms for non-contiguously allocated parallel jobs. Several studies have shown that task placement affects job running time for both contiguously and non-contiguously allocated jobs. Traditionally, work on task mapping either uses a very general model where the job has an arbitrary communication pattern or assumes that jobs are allocated contiguously, making them completely isolated from each other. A middle ground between these two cases is the mapping problem for non-contiguous jobs having a specific communication pattern. We propose several task mapping algorithms for jobs with a stencil communication pattern and evaluate them using experiments and simulations. Our strategies improve the running time of a MiniApp by as much as 30% over a baseline strategy. Furthermore, this improvement increases markedly with the job size, demonstrating the importance of task mapping as systems grow toward exascale.

  1. USENIX Association NSDI '11: 8th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation 1 SSLShader: Cheap SSL Acceleration with Commodity Processors

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    Moon, Sue B.

    SSLShader: Cheap SSL Acceleration with Commodity Processors Keon Jang+, Sangjin Han+, Seungyeop Han*, Sue. Unfortunately, today's SSL deployment is largely limited to security or privacy- critical domains. The low, and the cost of good privacy on the Internet is tightly bound to expensive hardware SSL accelerators

  2. Title: NetVM: High Performance and Flexible Networking using Virtualization on Commodity NetVM brings virtualization to the Network, by enabling high bandwidth network functions to

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Title: NetVM: High Performance and Flexible Networking using Virtualization on Commodity Platforms to operate at near line speed, while taking advantage of the flexibility and customization of low cost to dynamically scale, deploy, and reprogram services. This provides far greater flexibility than existing purpose

  3. Monetary Interventions in Crowdsourcing Task Switching

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    Chen, Yiling

    intervention treatments No Bonus Switch Bonus Repetition Bonus × 15 experimental ­ Accuracy ­ Innately compete with each other · Performance-contingent bonuses ­ Receive bonus in a task if the answer is correct and the reaction time

  4. Clinch River MRS Task Force Recommendations

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Clinch River HRS Task Force was appointed in July 1985 by the Roane County Executive and the Oak Ridge City Council to evaluate the Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility proposed by the...

  5. Agencies Approve Bacteria TMDL Task Force Recommendations 

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tx H2O | pg. 10 In June 2007 the Texas Commission onEnvironmental Quality (TCEQ) and the TexasState Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSW- CB) approved the recommendations of the Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Task Force and asked... their agencies to update their TMDL guidance documents to reflect these recommendations. They also authorized establishing a multi-agency bacteria TMDL work group to examine the research and development needs identified in the task force report. Both TCEQ...

  6. Aging and the vulnerability of speech to dual task demands

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    Kemper, Susan; Schmalzried, RaLynn Cheri; Hoffman, Lesa; Herman, Ruth

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tracking a digital pursuit rotor task was used to measure dual task costs of language production by young and older adults. Tracking performance by both groups was affected by dual task demands: time on target declined and ...

  7. Sandia National Laboratories: NM Renewable Energy Storage Task...

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    Renewable Energy Storage Task Force New Mexico Renewable Energy Storage Task Force On January 28, 2014, in Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Infrastructure Security,...

  8. USAMP/NonDestructive Evaluation Steering Committee (Task Team...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    USAMPNonDestructive Evaluation Steering Committee (Task Team) USAMPNonDestructive Evaluation Steering Committee (Task Team) Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle...

  9. Descriptions of Task Order Schedules and Placement of Pricing...

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

    10112007 ATTACHMENT J-5 DESCRIPTIONS OF TASK ORDER SCHEDULES AND PLACEMENT OF PRICING INFORMATION J-5.1 DESCRIPTIONS OF TASK ORDER (TO) SCHEDULES (SCHEDULE TEMPLATES...

  10. Scheduling the Tasks of Two Agents with a Central Selection ...

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    2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    performance measure which only depends on its tasks completion times. Although ...... order as well and wins the following n?1 rounds with tasks a1 to an

  11. Federal Task Force Sends Recommendations to President on Fostering...

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

    Task Force Sends Recommendations to President on Fostering Clean Coal Technology Federal Task Force Sends Recommendations to President on Fostering Clean Coal Technology August 12,...

  12. area sheet task: Topics by E-print Network

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    problem- dependent. For example, in the trash collection task Stone, Peter 5 A Multi-Robot System for Continuous Area Sweeping Tasks Computer Technologies and Information...

  13. Collaborative Utility Task Force Partners with DOE to Develop...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Collaborative Utility Task Force Partners with DOE to Develop Cyber Security Requirements for Advanced Metering Infrastructure Collaborative Utility Task Force Partners with DOE to...

  14. Simulating Billion-Task Parallel Programs

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    Perumalla, Kalyan S [ORNL] [ORNL; Park, Alfred J [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In simulating large parallel systems, bottom-up approaches exercise detailed hardware models with effects from simplified software models or traces, whereas top-down approaches evaluate the timing and functionality of detailed software models over coarse hardware models. Here, we focus on the top-down approach and significantly advance the scale of the simulated parallel programs. Via the direct execution technique combined with parallel discrete event simulation, we stretch the limits of the top-down approach by simulating message passing interface (MPI) programs with millions of tasks. Using a timing-validated benchmark application, a proof-of-concept scaling level is achieved to over 0.22 billion virtual MPI processes on 216,000 cores of a Cray XT5 supercomputer, representing one of the largest direct execution simulations to date, combined with a multiplexing ratio of 1024 simulated tasks per real task.

  15. FAQS Job Task Analyses- DOE Aviation Safety Officer

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  16. FAQS Job Task Analyses- Confinement Ventilation and Process Gas Treatment

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  17. FAQS Job Task Analyses- Nuclear Explosive Safety Study

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    FAQS Job Task Analyses are performed on the Function Area Qualification Standards. The FAQS Job Task Analyses consists of: Developing a comprehensive list of tasks that define the job such as the duties and responsibilities which include determining their levels of importance and frequency. Identifying and evaluating competencies. Last step is evaluating linkage between job tasks and competencies.

  18. Columbia University Network Integration Task Force

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    Yang, Junfeng

    Columbia University Network Integration Task Force Final Report II 30 January 1992 #12;1 TOWARDS A COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC NETWORK AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Columbia University's Administrative or terminal. 1.2. Executive Summary This report examines Columbia University's current academic

  19. Hierarchical Task Analysis of Intrusion Detection Systems

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    Blustein, J.

    .......................... 4 3. Hierarchical Task Analysis ............................ 6 3.1 Network Security Administrator .................... 7 3.2 Functions of Network Security Administrator ....... 7 4. Diagrams on a single or group of persons called Network Security Administrators. They use a wide variety of tools

  20. Academic Integrity Task Force Report Executive Summary

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    Roy, Subrata

    . For a more comprehensive report of the findings as well as faculty suggestions for maintaining integrity1 Academic Integrity Task Force Report Executive Summary 11/22/11 INTRODUCTION CHARGE: To determine whether there is an issue with academic integrity at UF and, if so, to determine how widespread

  1. Dean's Task Force on Engineering Leadership

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    Dean's Task Force on Engineering Leadership Education Final Report May 5, 2010 Doug Reeve (Chair, Membership 1. There is an Urgent Need for Engineering Le 2. Leadership Education ...8 Engineering Leaders. Capability and Compe Engineering Leadership 5 Curriculum Concepts Co-curricular Concepts Extra

  2. ANINTEGERPROGRAMMINGMODELFORASSIGNING UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES TO TASKS

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    Nygard, Kendall E.

    the mission. An integer linear program is posed for assembling the vehicles into sub-teams. The model as a generalization of a linear network model presented in [Nygard et. al.], which is limited to the assignment is allowed. #12;An Integer Programming Model for Assigning Unmanned Air Vehicles to Tasks 3 The model

  3. Open Access Task Force Open Access to

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    Jiang, Huiqiang

    Libraries Initiative launched by National Science Foundation; Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN Library System rgmiller@pitt.edu #12;Open Access Task Force Open Access is... · A family of copyright · The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain

  4. Texas Farm Commodity Prices. 

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    Childs, V. C. (Virgil C.); Schlotzhauer, Elbert O.; McNeely, John G.

    1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1" .I61 .I72 .I64 .I87 .276 .320 .356 .349 .220 .207 .213 .217 .270 ,261 .207 .239 .247 .207 .I38 .I02 108 .I46 .206 Wheat Dollars .99 .94 "93 .87 .90 1.06 1.29 2.18 2.08 2.06 2.04 1.09 1.03 .98 1.14 1.57 1.15... markets on or about the 15th of each month. Since, for most products, sales seldom occur at the farm, the prices which farmers receive usually include the cost of handling and delivery to the local market. Sonic trrick crops, notably carrots...

  5. Texas Farm Commodity Prices.

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    Childs, V. C. (Virgil C.); Schlotzhauer, Elbert O.; McNeely, John G.

    1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the base price of 12.4 cents or 31.12 cents a pound. The parity price for wheat was 2.51 times 88.4 cents or $2.22 per bushel. The parity price of potatoes, however, which is calculated from the base August 1919-July 1929, was 1.66 times $1.12 a bushel....90 1.88 1.86 1.78 1.40 1.08 1.12 1920 0 24 1 36 1 44 1.51 1.62 1.70 1.62 1.42 1.15 .94 .86 1921 80 :86 :88 85 84 82 77 64 51 49 52 1922 .51 .58 .66 .68 .72 .72 .72 .74 .71 .72 .79 1923 .92 .95 1.00 1.04 1.04 1.06 1.03 .98 .98 1.01 1.00 1924 1...

  6. COMMODITIES USED BY WIPP

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625govInstrumentstdmadapInactiveVisiting the TWPSuccess StoriesFebruary 26, 2014,

  7. June 11, 2009, HSS/Union Task Meeting on 2009 HSS/Union Task Progress - Task Leads Schedule

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment ofLetter Report: I11IG002RTC3 |Julian Wong21 st09/0905-09 TASK

  8. aapm task group: Topics by E-print Network

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    High North 2000-01-01 4 Submission to the Prime Minister's Task Group on Emissions Trading in response to the Task Group's Issues Paper of February 2007 Environmental...

  9. DOE Awards Research and Systems Engineering Task Order | Department...

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    Research and Systems Engineering Task Order DOE Awards Research and Systems Engineering Task Order March 28, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Bill Taylor, 803-952-8564...

  10. REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Secretary of Energy on December 20, 2013 established the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation and charged the Task Force to advise the DOE on future areas of emphasis for its nuclear nonproliferation activities

  11. Transmission Services WIST Task Force Dynamic Transfer Capability...

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    WIST Task Force Dynamic Transfer Capability Report - Phase I BPA is an active participant in the Wind Integration Study Team (WIST), especially the Task Force looking at DTC study...

  12. Integrated Robot Task and Motion Planning in the Now

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    Kaelbling, Leslie Pack

    2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper provides an approach to integrating geometric motion planning with logical task planning for long-horizon tasks in domains with many objects. We propose a tight integration between the logical and geometric ...

  13. apha energy task: Topics by E-print Network

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    15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 REPORT OF THE DARK ENERGY TASK FORCE Physics Websites Summary: REPORT OF THE DARK ENERGY TASK FORCE (DETF) Dark...

  14. NREL Job Task Analysis: Retrofit Installer Technician (Revised)

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    Kurnik, C.; Woodley, C.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A summary of job task analyses for the position of retrofit installer technician when conducting weatherization work on a residence.

  15. Uniform-Format Solid Feedstock Supply System: A Commodity-Scale Design to Produce an Infrastructure-Compatible Bulk Solid from Lignocellulosic Biomass -- Executive Summary

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    J. Richard Hess; Christopher T. Wright; Kevin L. Kenney; Erin M. Searcy

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report, Uniform-Format Solid Feedstock Supply System: A Commodity-Scale Design to Produce an Infrastructure-Compatible Bulk Solid from Lignocellulosic Biomass, prepared by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), acknowledges the need and provides supportive designs for an evolutionary progression from present day conventional bale-based supply systems to a uniform-format, bulk solid supply system that transitions incrementally as the industry launches and matures. These designs couple to and build from current state of technology and address science and engineering constraints that have been identified by rigorous sensitivity analyses as having the greatest impact on feedstock supply system efficiencies and costs.

  16. ERROR VISUALIZATION FOR TANDEM ACOUSTIC MODELING ON THE AURORA TASK

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    Ellis, Dan

    ERROR VISUALIZATION FOR TANDEM ACOUSTIC MODELING ON THE AURORA TASK Manuel J. Reyes. This structure reduces the error rate on the Aurora 2 noisy English digits task by more than 50% compared development of tandem systems showed an improvement in the performance on the Aurora task [2] of these systems

  17. Human versus Machine in the Topic Distillation Task Mingfang Wu

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    Wu, Mingfang

    Human versus Machine in the Topic Distillation Task Mingfang Wu 1 , Gheorghe Muresan2 , Alistair Mc. The focus is on comparing humans and machine algorithms in terms of performance in a topic distillation task demonstrated that machines can perform nearly as well as people on the topic distillation task. Given a system

  18. Collaborative Construction of Task Activity: Coordinating Multiple Resources in a

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Collaborative Construction of Task Activity: Coordinating Multiple Resources in a High School of the moment-to- moment construction of task, this study draws attention to complex yet taken-for- granted connections, knowing how to collaboratively construct a task. This article documents the collaborative

  19. TASK PLAN: Tribal Issues Topic Group

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011 Strategic2Uranium Transferon the Passing ofDepartmentRenewableArbitrary Code46:updateTask

  20. Backward Inhibition as a Means of Sequential Task-Set Control: Evidence for Reduction of Task Competition

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    Schubart, Christoph

    is not free from behavioral costs. In the extreme, people consistently fall short in implement- ing a new taskBackward Inhibition as a Means of Sequential Task-Set Control: Evidence for Reduction of Task Haider Universita¨t zu Ko¨ln Rainer H. Kluwe Universita¨t der Bundeswehr Hamburg Endogenously initiated

  1. Build Less Code, Deliver More Science: An Experience Report on Composing Scientific Environments using Component-based and Commodity Software Platforms

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    Gorton, Ian; Liu, Yan; Lansing, Carina S.; Elsethagen, Todd O.; Kleese van Dam, Kerstin

    2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern scientific software is daunting in its diversity and complexity. From massively parallel simulations running on the world’s largest supercomputers, to visualizations and user support environments that manage ever growing complex data collections, the challenges for software engineers are plentiful. While high performance simulators are necessarily specialized codes to maximize performance on specific supercomputer architectures, we argue the vast majority of supporting infrastructure, data management and analysis tools can leverage commodity open source and component-based technologies. This approach can significantly drive down the effort and costs of building complex, collaborative scientific user environments, as well as increase their reliability and extensibility. In this paper we describe our experiences in creating an initial user environment for scientists involved in modeling the detailed effects of climate change on the environment of selected geographical regions. Our approach composes the user environment using the Velo scientific knowledge management platform and the MeDICi Integration Framework for scientific workflows. These established platforms leverage component-based technologies and extend commodity open source platforms with abstractions and capabilities that make them amenable for broad use in science. Using this approach we were able to deliver an operational user environment capable of running thousands of simulations in a 7 month period, and achieve significant software reuse.

  2. Ventilation efficiencies of a desk-edge-mounted task ventilation system

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    Faulkner, David; Fisk, William J.; Sullivan, Douglas P.; Lee, Seung Min

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DESK-EDGE-MOUNTED TASK VENTILATION SYSTEM D Faulkner * , WJthe effectiveness of a task ventilation system with an airthe desk. The task ventilation system provided outside air,

  3. Energy and task management in energy harvesting wireless sensor networks for structural health monitoring

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    Steck, Jamie Bradley

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chapter 4. System Energy and Task Management . . 1. System2. Energy and Task Management Algorithms A. Energy3. Energy and Task Management Algorithms A. Energy

  4. Task force reduces stuck-pipe costs

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    Bradley, W.B. (BP Research, Houston, TX (US)); Jarman, D. (BP Exploration Operation Co., Aberdeen (GB)); Auflick, R.A.; Plott, R.S. (BP Exploration Operating Co., Houston, TX (US)); Wood, R.D. (BP Exploration Operating Co., London (GB)); Schofield, T.R. (BP Exploration Operating Co., Beijing (CN)); Cocking, D. (BP Exploration Operating Co., Ho Chi Minh City (CN))

    1991-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A task-force approach to stuck pipe has produced more than a 70% reduction in BP Exploration Operating Co.'s worldwide stuck-pipe costs during 1989 and 1990. We believe that these results have been primarily due to focusing our attention on improving personnel performance rather than to the introduction of new technology. Key elements in this paper of the efforts involved: Recognizing the importance of the drilling contractor and the service company staff's role in helping control stuck pipe; Promoting a rig-team approach to tackling the problem; Providing training on rig-team, stuck-pipe problem solving; and raising awareness of stuck pipe through a coordinated worldwide communications program among BP, contractors, and service companies.

  5. Task 8.9 - Advanced ceramic materials

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    NONE

    1997-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Advanced ceramic materials such as Continuous Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites (CFCCs) have had promising results on the companion program entitled ``Ceramic Stationary Gas Turbine`` (CSGT). In particular, CFCCs have outperformed monolithic tiles in structural integrity as a combustor liner. Also, CFCCs have provided the higher temperature operation and improved emissions performance that is required for the ATS combustor. The demonstrated advantages on CSGT justified work to explore the use of advanced ceramic composite materials in other gas turbine components. Sub-tasks include development of a practical, cost effective component fabrication process, development of finite element stress analysis to assure 30,000 hours of component life, and fabrication of a demonstration article.

  6. TRU drum corrosion task team report

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    Kooda, K.E.; Lavery, C.A.; Zeek, D.P.

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During routine inspections in March 1996, transuranic (TRU) waste drums stored at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) were found with pinholes and leaking fluid. These drums were overpacked, and further inspection discovered over 200 drums with similar corrosion. A task team was assigned to investigate the problem with four specific objectives: to identify any other drums in RWMC TRU storage with pinhole corrosion; to evaluate the adequacy of the RWMC inspection process; to determine the precise mechanism(s) generating the pinhole drum corrosion; and to assess the implications of this event for WIPP certifiability of waste drums. The task team investigations analyzed the source of the pinholes to be Hcl-induced localized pitting corrosion. Hcl formation is directly related to the polychlorinated hydrocarbon volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the waste. Most of the drums showing pinhole corrosion are from Content Code-003 (CC-003) because they contain the highest amounts of polychlorinated VOCs as determined by headspace gas analysis. CC-001 drums represent the only other content code with a significant number of pinhole corrosion drums because their headspace gas VOC content, although significantly less than CC-003, is far greater than that of the other content codes. The exact mechanisms of Hcl formation could not be determined, but radiolytic and reductive dechlorination and direct reduction of halocarbons were analyzed as the likely operable reactions. The team considered the entire range of feasible options, ranked and prioritized the alternatives, and recommended the optimal solution that maximizes protection of worker and public safety while minimizing impacts on RWMC and TRU program operations.

  7. DOE Awards Small Business Task Order for Technical Support to...

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    nuclear energy research. Addthis Related Articles DOE Awards Support Service Contract DOE Awards Small Business Task Order for Technical Support to the Office of...

  8. DOE Awards Small Business Task Order for Technical Support to...

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

    Contract Awarded to Small Business for Support Services DOE Awards Support Service Contract DOE Awards Small Business Task Order for Technical Support to the Office of...

  9. Design issues in the semantics and scheduling of asynchronous tasks.

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    Olivier, Stephen L.

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The asynchronous task model serves as a useful vehicle for shared memory parallel programming, particularly on multicore and manycore processors. As adoption of model among programmers has increased, support has emerged for the integration of task parallel language constructs into mainstream programming languages, e.g., C and C++. This paper examines some of the design decisions in Cilk and OpenMP concerning semantics and scheduling of asynchronous tasks with the aim of informing the efforts of committees considering language integration, as well as developers of new task parallel languages and libraries.

  10. Task Order Price Evaluation Worksheet for SUPER ESPC | Department...

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

    Document provides a worksheet for evaluating price for a task order as part of a Super Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). priceevalworksheet.doc More Documents &...

  11. ESPC Task Order Schedules and Placement of Pricing Information...

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

    provides task order (TO) schedule descriptions and information on the placement of pricing for energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs). 54descriptionoftoschedulesj5....

  12. agency iea task: Topics by E-print Network

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    be needed Dispatchable power plants Oak Ridge National Laboratory 24 IEA HPP Annex 41 Cold Climate Heat Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization Websites Summary: .) - Task...

  13. Impedance Control of a Pneumatic Actuator for Contact Tasks

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    Barth, Eric J.

    , pressure tracking, proportional spool valve. I. INTRODUCTION Industrial robots are good at tasks like force than motion. Typical industrial robot actuators (hydraulic and motor/gearhead systems

  14. On synchronous robotic networks - Part I: Models, tasks, and complexity

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    Frazzoli, Emilio; Bullo, Francesco; Cortes, Jorge; Martinez, Sonia

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    E. Frazzoli, “On synchronous robotic networks Part II: Timeto control design for mobile robotic networks. Application2007 On Synchronous Robotic Networks—Part I: Models, Tasks,

  15. association task force: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Directions for Information Technology at Binghamton for Research Bahgat Sammakia to lead the Task Force on Information Technology (IT). The president's original Suzuki,...

  16. aespoe task force: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Directions for Information Technology at Binghamton for Research Bahgat Sammakia to lead the Task Force on Information Technology (IT). The president's original Suzuki,...

  17. assessment task force: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Directions for Information Technology at Binghamton for Research Bahgat Sammakia to lead the Task Force on Information Technology (IT). The president's original Suzuki,...

  18. ESPC Sample Deliverables for Task Orders (IDIQ Attachment. J-4)

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    Document features a sample of part 1 of pre-award task order deliverables for an energy savings performance contract (ESPC).

  19. FAQS Job Task Analyses - Safeguards and Security General Technical...

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

    Base More Documents & Publications FAQS Qualification Card - Safeguards and Security General Technical Base FAQS Job Task Analyses - General Technical Base FAQS Qualification Card...

  20. Task Order Awarded for Environmental Technical Services | Department...

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

    Project Office Audit Task Order Awarded for Technical and Safety Support Services DOE Issues Request for Quotations for Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Technical Services...

  1. Scheduling of Two Agents Task Chains with a Central Selection ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    each task belongs to one agent, and each agent is only interested in optimizing his/her own performance index. Although these problems can be viewed as a ...

  2. COST FUNCTIONS FOR SCHEDULING TASKS IN CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    COST FUNCTIONS FOR SCHEDULING TASKS IN CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS Abhinna Jain, C.M. Krishna, Israel, cost functions, controlled plant dynamics Abstract: In Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), computational response times are different. In this paper, we consider using cost functions of task response time

  3. Task analysis: a detailed example of stepping up from JSA

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    Banks, W.W.; Paramore, B.A.; Buys, J.R.

    1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses a pilot task analysis of operations in a proposed facility for the cutting and packaging of radioactively contaminated gloveboxes, for long-term storage or burial. The objective was to demonstrate how task analysis may be used as a tool for planning and risk management. Two specific products were generated - preliminary operating procedures and training requirements. The task data base, procedures list and training requirements developed were intended as first order categorizations. The analysis was limited to tasks that will be performed within the boundaries of the operational facility and the associated load-out area. The analysis documents tasks to be performed by D and D (Decontamination and Decommissioning) Workers. However, the analysis included all tasks identified as an integral part of glovebox processing within the facility. Thus tasks involving Radiation Protection Technicians (RPTs) are included. Based on hazard assessments, it is planned that at least two RPTs will be assigned full-time to the facility, so they may be considered part of its crew. Similarly, supervisory/administrative tasks are included where they were determined to be directly part of process sequences, such as obtaining appropriate certification. 11 tables.

  4. OOC Web Conferencing Team Report Web Conferencing Task Team

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    OOC Web Conferencing Team Report Web Conferencing Task Team Final Report ­ 1/24/2014 #12;OOC Web Conferencing Team Report 2 | P a g e Web Conferencing Task Team Final Report ­ 1/24/2014 Contents Executive.........................................................................................................................................................3 Team Charge

  5. MODELING AND CONTROLLING PARALLEL TASKS IN DROPLET-BASED MICROFLUIDIC

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    Chapter 12 MODELING AND CONTROLLING PARALLEL TASKS IN DROPLET-BASED MICROFLUIDIC SYSTEMS Karl F-independent models and algorithms to automate the operation of droplet-based microfluidic systems. In these systems mapping of a biochemical analysis task onto a droplet-based microfluidic system is investigated. Achieving

  6. UW SCHOOL OF PHARMACY EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION TASK FORCE

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    UW SCHOOL OF PHARMACY EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION TASK FORCE 2012-2013 Barry Gidal (chair) Ron Burnette of the Task Force and how those activities fulfilled the charges and support the School's mission and strategic priorities. These documents will be posted, as appropriate, on the SOP Committee webpage (http://pharmacy.wisc.edu/about-school

  7. Task Assignment in a Server Farm with Switching Delays and

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    Hyytiä, Esa

    Task Assignment in a Server Farm with Switching Delays and General Energy-Aware Cost Structure Esa Servers Customers Basic problem E[T] k parallel queues Tasks arrive at rate (Poisson process) Objective;Switching Delays and Energy Model for Server Farm k parallel servers Size-aware setting Dispatcher Servers

  8. Age-Related Changes in Task Related Functional Network Connectivity

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    the information load [2,3,4], retention interval [5,6] and response time duration [7,8]. Results from fMRI studies-serving these processes have been elucidated with experimental manipulations that vary task demands by altering with these alterations in task demands [9]. Advancing age is associated with decreased performance on verbal working

  9. Task 8 -- Design and test of critical components

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    Chance, T.F.

    1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report covers tasks 8.1, 8.1.1, and 8.2. The primary objective of Task 8.1, Particulates Flow Deposition, is to characterize the particulate generated in an operating gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant whose configuration approximates that proposed for an ATS power plant. In addition, the task is to evaluate the use of full-flow filtering to reduce the steam particulate loads. Before the start of this task, GE had already negotiated an agreement with the candidate power plant, piping and a filter unit had already been installed at the power plant site, and major elements of the data acquisition system had been purchased. The objective of Task 8.1.1, Coolant Purity, is to expose typical ATS gas turbine airfoil cooling channel geometries to real steam flow to determine whether there are any unexpected deposit formations. The task is a static analog of the centrifugal deposition rig trials of Task 8.2, in which a bucket channel return bend is exposed to steam flow. Two cooling channel geometries are of primary interest in this static exposure. The primary objective of Task 8.2, Particle Centrifugal Sedimentation, is to determine the settling characteristics of particles in a cooling stream from an operating gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant when that stream is ducted through a passage experiencing the G-loads expected in a simulated bucket channel specimen representative of designs proposed for an ATS gas turbine.

  10. Academic Science Program Task Force Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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    Academic Science Program Task Force Tuesday, September 13, 2011 3:00 p.m. Nelson Hall, Room 3220 on the Academic Science Program Task Force to Council of Deans on Thursday, September 22, 2011 · Margery has been, September 28, 2011 in Witherspoon Cinema from 3-4 p.m. and topics will include budget, strategic plan

  11. h"p://pegasus.isi.edu Balanced Task Clustering in

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    Deelman, Ewa

    h"p://pegasus.isi.edu Balanced Task Clustering in Scientific Workflows Weiwei Chen*, Rafael of Manchester, School of Computer Science, Manchester, U.K. Oct 24, 2013, CNCC, Beijing 1 h"p://pegasus.isi.edu #12;h"p://pegasus.isi.edu Outline · Introduction ­ Workflow Model ­ Execution Environment · Task

  12. Gasification Studies Task 4 Topical Report

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    Whitty, Kevin; Fletcher, Thomas; Pugmire, Ronald; Smith, Philip; Sutherland, James; Thornock, Jeremy; Boshayeshi, Babak; Hunsacker, Isaac; Lewis, Aaron; Waind, Travis; Kelly, Kerry

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A key objective of the Task 4 activities has been to develop simulation tools to support development, troubleshooting and optimization of pressurized entrained-flow coal gasifiers. The overall gasifier models (Subtask 4.1) combine submodels for fluid flow (Subtask 4.2) and heat transfer (Subtask 4.3) with fundamental understanding of the chemical processes (Subtask 4.4) processes that take place as coal particles are converted to synthesis gas and slag. However, it is important to be able to compare predictions from the models against data obtained from actual operating coal gasifiers, and Subtask 4.6 aims to provide an accessible, non-proprietary system, which can be operated over a wide range of conditions to provide well-characterized data for model validation. Highlights of this work include: • Verification and validation activities performed with the Arches coal gasification simulation tool on experimental data from the CANMET gasifier (Subtask 4.1). • The simulation of multiphase reacting flows with coal particles including detailed gas-phase chemistry calculations using an extension of the one-dimensional turbulence model’s capability (Subtask 4.2). • The demonstration and implementation of the Reverse Monte Carlo ray tracing (RMCRT) radiation algorithm in the ARCHES code (Subtask 4.3). • Determination of steam and CO{sub 2} gasification kinetics of bituminous coal chars at high temperature and elevated pressure under entrained-flow conditions (Subtask 4.4). In addition, attempts were made to gain insight into the chemical structure differences between young and mature coal soot, but both NMR and TEM characterization efforts were hampered by the highly reacted nature of the soot. • The development, operation, and demonstration of in-situ gas phase measurements from the University of Utah’s pilot-scale entrained-flow coal gasifier (EFG) (Subtask 4.6). This subtask aimed at acquiring predictable, consistent performance and characterizing the environment within the gasifier.

  13. The coupling between eye movements and cognition varies with the task at hand. In tasks like reading, the eyes

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    Logan, Gordon D.

    The coupling between eye movements and cognition varies with the task at hand. In tasks like reading, the eyes are "the window to the soul," moving with each step of the underlying process, the coupling is looser. People tend to look at certain locations, but the sequence of eye movements

  14. Thermoacoustic engine simulations with lattice Boltzmann CFD. Tasks 3, 4 and 5 progress report

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    NONE

    1995-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Advanced Projects Research Incorporated has completed tasks number 3, 4 and 5 of the specified tasks in the LANL subcontract. Task 3 required measurement of the acoustic attenuation for various thermoacoustic conditions and Task 4 involved the analysis of the energy transfer mechanisms for the geometries of Task 3. Finally, Task 5 specified that simulations of thermoacoustic engine configurations used at LANL were to be performed. Discussion of all 3 task results is presented.

  15. Nuclear power plant control room operator control and monitoring tasks

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    Bovell, C.R.; Beck, M.G. [Concord Associates, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Carter, R.J. [Oak Ridge National Labs., TN (United States)

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory is conducting a research project the purpose of which is to develop the technical bases for regulatory review criteria for use in evaluating the safety implications of human factors associated with the use of artificial intelligence and expert systems, and with advanced instrumentation and control (I and C) systems in nuclear power plants (NPP). This report documents the results from Task 8 of that project. The primary objectives of the task was to identify the scope and type of control and monitoring tasks now performed by control-room operators. Another purpose was to address the types of controls and safety systems needed to operate the nuclear plant. The final objective of Task 8 was to identify and categorize the type of information and displays/indicators required to monitor the performance of the control and safety systems. This report also discusses state-of-the-art controls and advanced display devices which will be available for use in control-room retrofits and in control room of future plants. The fundamental types of control and monitoring tasks currently conducted by operators can be divided into four classifications: function monitoring tasks, control manipulation tasks, fault diagnostic tasks, and administrative tasks. There are three general types of controls used in today`s NPPs, switches, pushbuttons, and analog controllers. Plant I and C systems include components to achieve a number of safety-related functions: measuring critical plant parameters, controlling critical plant parameters within safety limits, and automatically actuating protective devices if safe limits are exceeded. The types of information monitored by the control-room operators consist of the following parameters: pressure, fluid flow and level, neutron flux, temperature, component status, water chemistry, electrical, and process and area radiation. The basic types of monitoring devices common to nearly all NPP control rooms include: analog meters, graphic recorders, digital displays and counters, light indicators, visual and audio alarms, and cathode-ray tubes.

  16. Sequential tasks performed by catalytic pumps for colloidal crystallization

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    Ali Afshar Farniya; Maria J. Esplandiu; Adrian Bachtold

    2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Gold-platinum catalytic pumps immersed in a chemical fuel are used to manipulate silica colloids. The manipulation relies on the electric field and the fluid flow generated by the pump. Catalytic pumps perform various tasks, such as the repulsion of colloids, the attraction of colloids, and the guided crystallization of colloids. We demonstrate that catalytic pumps can execute these tasks sequentially over time. Switching from one task to the next is related to the local change of the proton concentration, which modifies the colloid zeta potential and consequently the electric force acting on the colloids.

  17. Running head: IDENTIFYINFG SOCIAL TMX AND TASK TMX PROCESSES 1 An Identification and Illustration of the Social TMX and Task TMX Processes

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    Vellekoop, Michel

    of the Social TMX and Task TMX Processes Samantha Esmeralda Korenhof University of Twente #12;IDENTIFYINFG

  18. On Task Assignment in Data Intensive Scalable Computing

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    Feitelson, Dror

    , a crucial task in surviving the "Data Deluge". Recent works have shown that maintaining data locality- crease of data available for analytical processing­the so-called "Data Deluge" [7]. The cloud computing

  19. Energy Department Awards First Major Task Order Under Streamlined...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Task Order Under Streamlined Contracting System October 17, 2005 - 11:59am Addthis New Mexico Firm Contracted for Ashtabula Clean-up WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy...

  20. The Task of the Referee Alan Jay Smith

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    Torr, Philip H. S.

    The Task of the Referee * Alan Jay Smith Computer Science Division EECS Department University professional. Typically, referees learn to ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ * Prof. Smith's research

  1. Task Order Awarded for Audit and Review Services | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Media Contact Bill Taylor bill.taylor@srs.gov 803-952-8564 Cincinnati - The Department of Energy today awarded a Task Order to KPMG, LLP of McLean, VA for auditreview services...

  2. Hierarchical Task and Motion Planning in the Now

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    Kaelbling, Leslie Pack

    2010-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we outline an approach to the integration of task planning and motion planning that has the following key properties: It is aggressively hierarchical. It makes choices and commits to them in a top-down fashion ...

  3. Robust execution of bipedal walking tasks from biomechanical principles

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    Hofmann, Andreas G. (Andreas Gunther)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Effective use of robots in unstructured environments requires that they have sufficient autonomy and agility to execute task-level commands successfully. A challenging example of such a robot is a bipedal walking machine. ...

  4. Robust Execution of Bipedal Walking Tasks From Biomechanical Principles

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    Hofmann, Andreas

    2006-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Effective use of robots in unstructured environments requires that they have sufficient autonomy and agility to execute task-level commands successfully. A challenging example of such a robot is a bipedal walking machine. ...

  5. Vision-based handling tasks for an autonomous outdoor forklift

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    (HMCs) perform the task of transporting molten aluminium from the smelter (where the aluminium is made the smelter (where the aluminium is made) to the casting house where it is turned into block products

  6. ARI Task Force, ECA Work to Stimulate Regional Economies

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE’s Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI) Task Force met with the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) this week to advance the Department’s processes for transferring excess land...

  7. Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load Task Force Final Report 

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    Jones, C. Allan; Wagner, Kevin; Di Giovanni, George; Hauck, Larry; Mott, Joanna; Rifai, Hanadi; Srinivasan, Raghavan; Ward, George; Wythe, Kathy

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In September 2006, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) charged a seven-person Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Task Force with: * examining approaches...

  8. Autonomous Environment and Task Adaptation for Robotic Agents

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    Cremers, Daniel

    Autonomous Environment and Task Adaptation for Robotic Agents Michael Beetz and Thorsten Belker of Bonn, Dept. of Computer Science III, Roemerstr. 164, D- 53117 Bonn, Germany, email: ˘ beetz,belkerŁ @cs

  9. Multi-Task Learning and Matrix Regularization Andreas Argyriou

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    Stephens, Matthew

    (contd.) · Marketing databases, collaborative filtering, recommendation systems (e.g. Netflix); task functions ft(x) = wt, x t = 1, . . . , n (we ignore nonlinearities for the moment) · Want to impose common

  10. Differences in intergender communication within task-oriented dyads

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    McAfee, Joanna Lynn

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and least when being interrupted within that topic. Simkins-Bullock and Wildman (1991) investigated how sex composition of dyads affected the kind of language used within the dyad. The researchers asked each dyad to discuss suggestions that might... participants arrived they found instruction packets on clipboards and laid one on each chair. This task was modeled after that used by Simkins-Bullock and Wildman (1991), although I designed the instructions. This is a gender-neutral task, one...

  11. Robot task planning in a non-ideal blocks world

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    Rangadass, Vasudev

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ROBOT TASK PLANNING IN A NON-IDEAL BLOCKS WORLD A Thesis by VASUDEV RANGADASS Submitted to the Graduate College Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1988 Major Subject...: Computer Science ROBOT TASK PLANNING IN A NON-IDEAL BLOCKS WORLD A Thesis by VASUDEV RANGADASS Approved as to style and content by: Amitabha Mu ee (Chairman of Committee) Glen Williams (Member) Arun Sen (Member) Glen Williams (Head...

  12. Operator Performance in Long Duration Control Operations: Switching from Low to High Task Load

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    Thornburg, K. M.

    Long duration, low task load environments are typical for nuclear power plant control rooms, where operators, after hours of operating under a low task load situation, may have to shift to a high task load situation. The ...

  13. Ventilation efficiencies and thermal comfort results of a desk-edge-mounted task ventilation system

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    Faulkner, D.; Fisk, W.J.; Sullivan, D.P.; Lee, S.M.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EDGE-MOUNTED TASK VENTILATION SYSTEM D Faulkner, WJ Fisk, DPDESK-EDGE-MOUNTED TASK VENTILATION SYSTEM D Faulkner * , WJcomfort of a task ventilation system with an air supply

  14. Does Age Effect Dual-tasking Ability? Data from Healthy Participants using a new Experimental Paradigm. 

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    Ghazali, Zayba

    2011-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore age-related differences in dual-tasking. Previous studies report no age-effects in dual-tasking among healthy individuals in comparison to severe dual-tasking impairment in Alzheimer’s ...

  15. The effects of ego-involvement with the task upon the self-esteem/task performance relationship

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    Nilles, Carol Anne

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    study by Cottrell (1965). Not all of the research results involving task-speci- fic self-esteem have supported Korman's consistency theo- ry, however, As previously mentioned, several studies have yielded only partial support. Cohen and Lefkowitz... are motivated to maintain consistency between their self-esteem and their task performance (Korman, 1970). The research evidence re- garding this contention has generally been mixed. While numerous studies have provided support for Korman's con- sistency...

  16. U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on...

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

    Connecticut and New Jersey, and the Canadian province of Ontario. U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the Implementation of Task Force...

  17. First interim report of the Federal Fleet Conversion Task Force

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    Not Available

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Federal Fleet Conversion Task Force was created by Executive Order 12844, signed by President Clinton on April 21, 1993. In the Order, the President directed that purchases of alternative fueled vehicles by the Federal Government be substantially increased beyond the levels required by current law. The President charged the Task Force with developing recommendations for carrying out the Executive Order, with special emphasis on setting a course that will lead to the widespread use of alternative fueled vehicles by Federal, State, and local government fleets, by private fleets and, ultimately, by individuals. The chief recommendation of the Task Force is the establishment of a Presidential Clean Cities Initiative. To support creation of the Presidential Initiative, the Task Force identified 38 cities and regions, prioritized into three tiers, for concentrating the Initiative`s efforts in Fiscal Years 1994 through 1996. This concentration of effort is key to the effectiveness of the Initiative. The 38 cities and regions would receive priority funding for Federal vehicle purchases and for infrastructure development. In addition, the Task Force has made specific recommendations for overcoming numerous regulatory, economic, and technical barriers that have slowed the introduction of alternative fueled vehicles into general use.

  18. A comparative critical analysis of modern task-parallel runtimes.

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    Wheeler, Kyle Bruce; Stark, Dylan; Murphy, Richard C. [Micron Technology, Inc., Boise, ID

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rise in node-level parallelism has increased interest in task-based parallel runtimes for a wide array of application areas. Applications have a wide variety of task spawning patterns which frequently change during the course of application execution, based on the algorithm or solver kernel in use. Task scheduling and load balance regimes, however, are often highly optimized for specific patterns. This paper uses four basic task spawning patterns to quantify the impact of specific scheduling policy decisions on execution time. We compare the behavior of six publicly available tasking runtimes: Intel Cilk, Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB), Intel OpenMP, GCC OpenMP, Qthreads, and High Performance ParalleX (HPX). With the exception of Qthreads, the runtimes prove to have schedulers that are highly sensitive to application structure. No runtime is able to provide the best performance in all cases, and those that do provide the best performance in some cases, unfortunately, provide extremely poor performance when application structure does not match the scheduler's assumptions.

  19. Job Task Analysis: Building Commissioning Professional; November 2013 - December 2014

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    Woodley, C.; DePascale, C.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the process for and results of a comprehensive job task analysis of Building Commissioning Professionals. This study was performed by Professional Testing on behalf of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The competency (domains, tasks and associated knowledge) list, which defines the work performed by practitioners, was initially developed by a representative panel of practitioners during a meeting held on February 19?21, 2014 in Orlando Florida. Following the identification of the job tasks and associated knowledge and skills, a validation survey was conducted of the finding of the JTA and the results of the validation study were reviewed by a representative panel of practitioners during a conference call held on June 6, 2014. The committee finalized the JTA and examination blueprints for the Building Commissioning credential scheme based on the survey results.

  20. Algorithms for Temperature-Aware Task Scheduling in Microprocessor Systems

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    Chrobak, Marek; Hurand, Mathilde; Robert, Julien

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study scheduling problems motivated by recently developed techniques for microprocessor thermal management at the operating systems level. The general scenario can be described as follows. The microprocessor's temperature is controlled by the hardware thermal management system that continuously monitors the chip temperature and automatically reduces the processor's speed as soon as the thermal threshold is exceeded. Some tasks are more CPU-intensive than other and thus generate more heat during execution. The cooling system operates non-stop, reducing (at an exponential rate) the deviation of the processor's temperature from the ambient temperature. As a result, the processor's temperature, and thus the performance as well, depends on the order of the task execution. Given a variety of possible underlying architectures, models for cooling and for hardware thermal management, as well as types of tasks, this scenario gives rise to a plethora of interesting and never studied scheduling problems. We focus on s...

  1. Job Task Analysis: Energy Manager; November 2013 - December 2014

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    Woodley, C. D.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the process for and results of a comprehensive job task analysis of Energy Managers. This study was performed by Professional Testing on behalf of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The competency (domains, tasks and associated knowledge) list, which defines the work performed by practitioners, was initially developed by a representative panel of practitioners during a meeting held on January 22?24, 2014 in Orlando Florida. Following the identification of the job tasks and associated knowledge and skills, a validation survey was conducted of the finding of the JTA and the results of the validation study were reviewed by a representative panel of practitioners during a conference call held on June 2, 2014. The committee finalized the JTA and examination blueprints for the Energy Manager credential scheme based on the survey results.

  2. Job Task Analysis: Building Energy Auditor; November 2013 - December 2014

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    Woodley, C. D.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the process for and results of a comprehensive job task analysis of Energy Auditors. This study was performed by Professional Testing on behalf of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The competency (domains, tasks and associated knowledge) list, which defines the work performed by practitioners, was initially developed by a representative panel of practitioners during a meeting held on February 3?5, 2014 in Orlando Florida. Following the identification of the job tasks and associated knowledge and skills, a validation survey was conducted of the finding of the JTA and the results of the validation study were reviewed by a representative panel of practitioners during a conference call held on May 29, 2014. The committee finalized the JTA and examination blueprints for the Energy Auditor credential scheme based on the survey results.

  3. Energy-Aware Task Partitioning on Heterogeneous Multiprocessor Platforms

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    Saad, Elsayed; Shalan, Mohamed; Elewi, Abdullah

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Efficient task partitioning plays a crucial role in achieving high performance at multiprocessor plat forms. This paper addresses the problem of energy-aware static partitioning of periodic real-time tasks on heterogeneous multiprocessor platforms. A Particle Swarm Optimization variant based on Min-min technique for task partitioning is proposed. The proposed approach aims to minimize the overall energy consumption, meanwhile avoid deadline violations. An energy-aware cost function is proposed to be considered in the proposed approach. Extensive simulations and comparisons are conducted in order to validate the effectiveness of the proposed technique. The achieved results demonstrate that the proposed partitioning scheme significantly surpasses previous approaches in terms of both number of iterations and energy savings.

  4. Job Task Analysis: Building Operations Professional; February - December 2014

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    Woodley, C. D.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the process for and results of a comprehensive job task analysis of Building Operations Professionals. This study was performed by Professional Testing on behalf of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The competency (domains, tasks and associated knowledge) list, which defines the work performed by practitioners, was initially developed by a representative panel of practitioners during a meeting held on February 10-12, 2014 in Orlando Florida. Following the identification of the job tasks and associated knowledge and skills, a validation survey was conducted of the finding of the JTA and the results of the validation study were reviewed by a representative panel of practitioners during a conference call held on May 30, 2014. The committee finalized the JTA and examination blueprints for the Building Operations Professional credential scheme based on the survey results.

  5. Motor-output variability in a ballistic task

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    Weeks, Douglas Lane

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MOTOR-OUTPUT VARIABILIT'f IN A BALLISTIC TASK A Thesis by DOUGLAS LANE WEEKS Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partsal fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1981 Major Subject...: Physical Education MOTOR-OUTPUT VARIABILITY IN A BALLISTIC TASK A Thesis by DOUGLAS LANE WEEKS Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Committee , ember C ee. yc ace Member )g p~ Head of Department August 1981 ADS!RACT !Notor...

  6. JV Task 120 - Coal Ash Resources Research Consortium Research

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    Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett; Loreal Heebink; David Hassett; Bruce Dockter; Kurt Eylands; Tera Buckley; Erick Zacher

    2009-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The Coal Ash Resources Research Consortium{reg_sign} (CARRC{reg_sign}, pronounced 'cars') is the core coal combustion product (CCP) research group at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). CARRC focuses on performing fundamental and applied scientific and engineering research emphasizing the environmentally safe, economical use of CCPs. CARRC member organizations, which include utilities and marketers, are key to developing industry-driven research in the area of CCP utilization and ensuring its successful application. The U.S. Department of Energy is a partner in CARRC through the EERC Jointly Sponsored Research Program, which provides matching funds for industrial member contributions and facilitates an increased level of effort in CARRC. CARRC tasks were designed to provide information on CCP performance, including environmental performance, engineering performance, favorable economics, and improved life cycle of products and projects. CARRC technical research tasks are developed based on member input and prioritization. CARRC special projects are developed with members and nonmembers to provide similar information and to support activities, including the assembly and interpretation of data, support for standards development and technology transfer, and facilitating product development and testing. CARRC activities from 2007 to 2009 included a range of research tasks, with primary work performed in laboratory tasks developed to answer specific questions or evaluate important fundamental properties of CCPs. The tasks were included in four categories: (1) Environmental Evaluations of CCPs; (2) Evaluation of Impacts on CCPs from Emission Controls; (3) Construction and Product-Related Activities; and (4) Technology Transfer and Maintenance Tasks. All tasks are designed to work toward achieving the CARRC overall goal and supporting objectives. The various tasks are coordinated in order to provide broad and useful technical data for CARRC members. Special projects provide an opportunity for non-CARRC members to sponsor specific research or technology transfer consistent with CARRC goals. This report covers CARRC activities from January 2007 through March 2009. These activities have been reported in CARRC Annual Reports and in member meetings over the past 2 years. CARRC continues to work with industry and various government agencies with its research, development, demonstration, and promotional activities nearing completion at the time of submission of this report. CARRC expects to continue its service to the coal ash industry in 2009 and beyond to work toward the common goal of advancing coal ash utilization by solving CCP-related technical issues and promoting the environmentally safe, technically sound, and economically viable management of these complex and changing materials.

  7. Using Multiple Unmanned Systems for a Site Security Task

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    Matthew O. Anderson; Curtis W. Nielsen; Mark D. McKay; Derek C. Wadsworth; Ryan C. Hruska; John A. Koudelka

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unmanned systems are often used to augment the ability of humans to perform challenging tasks. While the value of individual unmanned vehicles have been proven for a variety of tasks, it is less understood how multiple unmanned systems should be used together to accomplish larger missions such as site security. The purpose of this paper is to discuss efforts by researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to explore the utility and practicality of operating multiple unmanned systems for a site security mission. This paper reviews the technology developed for a multi-agent mission and summarizes the lessons-learned from a technology demonstration.

  8. Combined Scheduling of Hard and Soft Real-Time Tasks in Multiprocessor Systems

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    Manimaran, Govindarasu

    Combined Scheduling of Hard and Soft Real-Time Tasks in Multiprocessor Systems B. Duwairi and G to support combined scheduling of hard and soft real-time tasks in such systems, in which multiprocessors with periodic soft tasks. Scheduling any of these task combinations in multiprocessor systems is a #12

  9. Verification of the Equilibrium and MHD Stability Codes within the Integrated Tokamak Modeling Task Force

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    Verification of the Equilibrium and MHD Stability Codes within the Integrated Tokamak Modeling Task Force

  10. TTL inter-task communication implementation on a shared-memory multiprocessor platform

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    Kuzmanov, Georgi

    for implementing streaming applica- tions on multi-processor architectures. Inter-task communi- cation (ITC- mentation of inter-task communication (ITC) among soft- ware tasks only. The definition of the TTL ITC can the channel. Tasks connect to the channel through ports. A token is a variable holding a value that is com

  11. Auction Equilibrium Strategies for Task Allocation in Uncertain Environments

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    Kraus, Sarit

    concerning coopera- tive agents aiming for a joint goal are not applicable in such environ- ments, since self, a company, etc., operating in a dynamic environment and lacking the required re- sources to performAuction Equilibrium Strategies for Task Allocation in Uncertain Environments David Sarne1 , Meirav

  12. Urban Consortium Energy Task Force - Year 21 Final Report

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    NONE

    2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Urban Consortium Energy Task Force (UCETF), comprised of representatives of large cities and counties in the United States, is a subgroup of the Urban Consortium, an organization of the nation's largest cities and counties joined together to identify, develop and deploy innovative approaches and technological solutions to pressing urban issues.

  13. Bimanual coordination as task-dependent linear control policies

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    Diedrichsen, Jörn

    Bimanual coordination as task-dependent linear control policies Jörn Diedrichsen *, Noreen Dowling Feedback control Modelling Bimanual a b s t r a c t When we perform actions with two hands in everyday life have previously shown that feedback control, the struc- ture of noise, and adaptation change between

  14. Communication tasks with infinite quantum-classical separation

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    Christopher Perry; Rahul Jain; Jonathan Oppenheim

    2015-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum resources can be more powerful than classical resources - a quantum computer can solve certain problems exponentially faster than a classical computer, and computing a function of two people's inputs can be done with exponentially less communication with quantum messages than with classical ones. Here we consider a task between two players, Alice and Bob where quantum resources are infinitely more powerful than classical ones. Alice is given a string of length n, and Bob's task is to exclude certain combinations of bits that Alice might have. If Alice must send classical messages, then she must reveal nearly n bits of information to Bob, but if she is allowed to send quantum bits, the amount of information she must reveal goes to zero with increasing n. Next, we consider a version of the task where the parties can only send classical messages but may have access to entanglement. When assisted by entanglement, Alice only needs to send a constant number of bits, while without entanglement, the number of bits Alice must send grows linearly with n. The task is related to the PBR theorem which arises in the context of the foundations of quantum theory.

  15. Cooperative Task Assignment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Adversarial Environments

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    How, Jonathan P.

    stochastic formulation of the UAV task assignment problem. This formulation ex- plicitly accounts to maximize the mission value as an expectation, this stochastic formulation designs coordinated plans are not constant and change with time due to the removal of SAM sites by other UAVs. This allocation recovers

  16. Recognition, Prediction, and Planning for Assisted Teleoperation of Freeform Tasks

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    Indiana University

    --This paper presents a system for improving the intuitiveness and responsiveness of assisted robot of assistance [1, 11, 16, 17, 19]. In this approach, the robot estimates the operator's intent using the rawRecognition, Prediction, and Planning for Assisted Teleoperation of Freeform Tasks Kris Hauser

  17. On the Effect of Compliance in Robotic Contact Tasks Problem

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    1 1995 ACC On the Effect of Compliance in Robotic Contact Tasks Problem Shahram Payandeh, Assistant Professor Experimental Robotics Laboratory (ERL) School of Engineering Science Simon Fraser University control of the robotic manipulator during its phase transition from free to constrained motions. One

  18. CCB Inventory Guide To Frequent Tasks (rev. 7/2011)

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    Heller, Eric

    CCB Inventory Guide To Frequent Tasks (rev. 7/2011) To enter the CCB-Cambridgesoft Chemical Inventory system 1. Launch Internet Explorer 7 or later (important barcodes in the location, and will compare that with the inventory data 4. System

  19. Report on Solar Combisystems Modelled in Task 26 Appendix 1

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    combisystem 1.1 Main features This system is derived from a standard solar domestic-hot-water system-heating heat exchanger. In summer an immersed electric heater can supply additional heat to the hot water higher #12;IEA SHC ­ Task 26 ­ Solar Combisystems 6 than the set-point temperature). When the domestic-hot-water

  20. Final Research Report Contract T1805, Task 22

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    STATEMENT cellular automata, traffic modeling, dynamic simulation, prediction, control, ramp meteringFinal Research Report Contract T1805, Task 22 Cellular Automata A Cellular Automata Model for Use. RECIPIENT'S CATALOG NO. WA-RD 537.1 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE 5. REPORT DATE A CELLULAR AUTOMATA MODEL FOR USE

  1. Analysis of Dynamic Task Allocation in Multi-Robot Systems

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    Lerman, Kristina

    coordination algorithms difficult to design. In this paper we present a mathematical model of a general dynamic) has greatly benefited from the formalisms provided by control theory ­ the design of MRS is in need task to choose based on these observations. We model the robots and observa- tions as stochastic

  2. An Availability-Aware Task Scheduling Strategy for Heterogeneous Systems

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    Xie, Tao

    An Availability-Aware Task Scheduling Strategy for Heterogeneous Systems Xiao Qin, Member, IEEE, and Tao Xie, Member, IEEE Abstract--High availability is a key requirement in the design and development of heterogeneous systems where processors operate at different speeds and are not continuously available

  3. Report of the Task Force on Faculty Diversity and Inclusiveness

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    Mahon, Bradford Z.

    faculty search committees or to inform search committees themselves on best practices for increasing care demands affect tenure track faculty in unique ways; and many of our peer institutions a more diverse and inclusive institution. In response, the Task Force proposes 31 recommendations

  4. A Multi Faceted Recommendation Approach for Explorative Video Retrieval Tasks

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    (D). The users enter a text based query in the search panel to begin their search. The result panel's task. Author Keywords: Video, collaborative, recommendation, exploratory, search. ACM Classification Keywords: H.5.1 Multimedia Infor- mation Systems, H.5.3 Group and Organization Interfaces General Terms

  5. The Tradeoff between Spatial Jitter and Latency in Pointing Tasks

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    Stürzlinger, Wolfgang

    The Tradeoff between Spatial Jitter and Latency in Pointing Tasks Andriy Pavlovych Wolfgang and investigate the effects of input device latency and spatial jitter on 2D pointing speed and accuracy. First, we characterize the latency and jitter of several common input devices. Then we present an experiment

  6. TASK ALLOCATION METHODOLOGIES FOR MULTI-ROBOT SYSTEMS

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    Kansas, University of

    . In addition, groups of robots provide a level of robustness, fault tolerance, and flexibility, as the failure and fault tolerance is required. In addition, the study of multi-robot systems can help in better of the type of cooperation, the goal of the team must be transformed into tasks to be allocated

  7. Task Allocation onto a Hypercube by Recursive Mincut Bipartitioning

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    Ramanujam, J. "Ram"

    ­SBIR program through Universal Energy Systems, Inc. (S­776­000­001) and by the State of Ohio through the Thomas uppercase delta T Italic letter (capital) ``tee'' ff Greek lowercase alpha fi Greek lowercase beta fi l Greek lowercase beta superscript ``ell'' fi u Greek lowercase beta superscript ``you'' #12; Task

  8. Grid Computing Workloads: Bags of Tasks, Workflows, Pilots, and Others

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    Iosup, Alexandru

    1 Grid Computing Workloads: Bags of Tasks, Workflows, Pilots, and Others Alexandru Iosup and Dick, the Netherlands Contact info: A.Iosup@tudelft.nl, D.H.J.Epema@tudelft.nl Abstract--In the mid 1990s, the grid computing com- munity promised the "compute power grid," a utility com- puting infrastructure for scientists

  9. Toward Optimal Allocation of Location Dependent Tasks in Crowdsensing

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    Reisslein, Martin

    , Junshan Zhang, Jiming Chen School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State and market demand (i.e., the number of mobile users who intend to perform the task). Extensive simulation the movement, and are uploaded to a backend cloud. They are then fused and visualized. Common Sense provides

  10. Suggested drilling research tasks for the Federal Government

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    Carson, C.C.

    1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A brief summary discussion of drilling, drilling research and the role of the government in drilling research is presented. Specific research and development areas recommended for federal consideration are listed. The technical nature of the identified tasks is emphasized. The Appendices present the factual basis for the discussion and recommendations. Numerous references are noted in the Appendices.

  11. Negotiating Task Interruptions with Virtual Agents for Health Behavior Change

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    Bickmore, Timothy

    and chronic disease in the United States [18]. In addition, adherence to prescribed treatments, such as lack of physical activity and unhealthy dietary habits, are among the leading causes of death rate. However, as many recent studies in task interruption have shown, responsiveness

  12. 32 TaskSpaces: A Software Framework for Parallel

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    De Sterck, Hans

    and Computational Biology, A. Zomaya, editor, John Wiley and Sons, 2005. i #12;Contents 32 Parallel Bioinformatics32 TaskSpaces: A Software Framework for Parallel Bioinformatics on Computational Grids HANS DE, there is a natural drive towards applying parallel and distributed computing to bioinformatics problems. Grid

  13. Business Association Joint Task Force Position on Higher Education December 2010 Business Association Joint Task Force Position on Higher Education December 2010 1

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    Escher, Christine

    Business Association Joint Task Force Position on Higher Education ­ December 2010 Business Association Joint Task Force Position on Higher Education ­ December 2010 1 Joint Business Association Task Force on Higher Education Summary The four business associations, Associated Oregon Industries, Oregon

  14. Purging the Task Pump on the 800 Cold Probe Occasionally the task pump in the 800 cryobay will not pull a sufficient

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Purging the Task Pump on the 800 Cold Probe Occasionally the task pump in the 800 cryobay will not pull a sufficient vacuum to start the cold probe. When this happens the pump may need to have a N2 panels off the cryobay and place somewhere safe · Make sure the task pump is off. If it is still running

  15. Identity Preservation of Agricultural Commodities

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    Bradford, Kent

    separately. As the seed and food industries developed, the purity and quality expectations of buyers traders, marketing organiza- tions, and food processors have established purity and quality tolerances value. Similarly, organic com- modities must be produced according to specific criteria and segregated

  16. System and method for seamless task-directed autonomy for robots

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    Nielsen, Curtis; Bruemmer, David; Few, Douglas; Walton, Miles

    2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Systems, methods, and user interfaces are used for controlling a robot. An environment map and a robot designator are presented to a user. The user may place, move, and modify task designators on the environment map. The task designators indicate a position in the environment map and indicate a task for the robot to achieve. A control intermediary links task designators with robot instructions issued to the robot. The control intermediary analyzes a relative position between the task designators and the robot. The control intermediary uses the analysis to determine a task-oriented autonomy level for the robot and communicates target achievement information to the robot. The target achievement information may include instructions for directly guiding the robot if the task-oriented autonomy level indicates low robot initiative and may include instructions for directing the robot to determine a robot plan for achieving the task if the task-oriented autonomy level indicates high robot initiative.

  17. Fiscal Year 2005 Solar Radiometry and Metrology Task Accomplishments

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    Myers, D.; Andreas, A.; Reda, I.; Gotseff, P.; Wilcox, S.; Stoffel, T.; Anderberg, M.; Kay, B.; Bowen, A.

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Solar Radiometry and Metrology task provides traceable optical radiometric calibrations and measurements to photovoltaic (PV) researchers and the PV industry. Traceability of NREL solar radiometer calibrations to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR) was accomplished during Pyrheliometer Comparison at NREL in October 2004. Ten spectral and more than 200 broadband radiometers for solar measurements were calibrated this year. We measured detailed spectral distributions of the NREL and PV industry Pulsed Solar Simulators and are analyzing the influence of environmental variables on radiometer uncertainty. New systems for indoor and outdoor solar radiometer calibrations and ultraviolet (UV) spectral measurements and UV radiometer calibrations were purchased and tested. Optical metrology functions support the NREL Measurement and Characterization Task effort for ISO 17025 accreditation of NREL Solar Reference Cell Calibrations and have been integrated into the NREL quality system and audited for ISO17025 compliance.

  18. Task and instruction scheduling in parallel multithreaded processors

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    Mishra, Amitabh

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . A Conceptual Model II A PARALLEL MULTITHREADING PROCESSOR ARCHI- TECTURE. . A. Hardware Organization B. Simulation Methodology III TASK AND INSTRUCTION SCHEDULING . A. Existing Thread and Instruction Scheduling Policies . 1. Round Robin Thread... Decomposition of a 5 X 5 Submatrix . . 29 10 LUD: Comparison of Round Robin Fetch Policies 33 LUD: Comparison of Critical Path Based Prioritized Fetch Policies . 34 12 LUD: Comparison of Fetch Policies 35 13 LUD: Comparison of Instruction Issuing Policies...

  19. Lifting task design associate: a knowledge-based system

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    Brooks, Susan Elaine

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sophisticated systems to aid in radar operations (Newquist, 1991). The first successful system is considered to be MYCIN This system was developed in the early 1970's to assist medical professionals in the diagnosis of hepatitis and meningitis (Hochron, 1990...LIFTING TASK DESIGN ASSOCIATE: A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEM A Thesis by Susan Elaine Brooks Submitted to the Oflice of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE...

  20. Use of partner agents in training systems for complex tasks

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    Sims, Joseph Michael

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fortress. Space Fortress Controllers. 17 20 Test Game Instruction. 23 MEC Velocity Instruction. 24 Top-Level State Machine Diagram. Flight State Machine Diagram. Fortress State Machine Diagram. 32 32 Mine State Machine Diagram Bonus State..., performance may suffer in situations that are not entirely covered by the part-task training, or where many attention shifts are required. [8, 9, 6]. Multiple Emphasis on Components (MEC) is partially an attempt to counter the isolation found in part...

  1. Task technical plan: DWPF air permit/dispersion modeling

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    Lambert, D.P.

    1993-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This Task Technical Plan summarizes work required to project the benzene emissions from the Late Wash Facility (LWF) as well as update the benzene, mercury, and NO{sub x} emissions from the remainder of the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). These calculations will reflect (1) the addition of the LWF and (2) the replacement of formic acid with nitric acid in the melter preparation process. The completed calculations will be used to assist DWPF in applying for the LWF Air Quality Permit.

  2. Upgrading of raw oil into advanced fuel. Task 5

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    Not Available

    1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall objective of the research effort is the determination of the minimum processing requirements to produce high energy density fuels (HEDF) having acceptable fuel specifications. The program encompasses assessing current technology capability; selecting acceptable processing and refining schemes; and generating samples of advanced test fuels. The Phase I Baseline Program is intended to explore the processing alternatives for producing advanced HEDF from two raw synfuel feedstocks, one from Mild Coal Gasification as exemplified by the COALITE process and one from Colorado shale oil. Eight key tasks have been identified as follows: (1) Planning and Environmental Permitting; (2) Transporting and Storage of Raw Fuel Sources and Products; (3) Screening of Processing and Upgrading Schemes; (4) Proposed Upgrading Schemes for Advanced Fuel; (5) Upgrading of Raw Oil into Advanced Fuel (6) Packaging and Shipment of Advanced Fuels; (7) Updated Technical and Economic Assessment; and, (8) Final Report of Phase I Efforts. This topical report summarizes the operations and results of the Phase I Task 5 sample preparation program. The specific objectives of Task 5 were to: Perform laboratory characterization tests on the raw COALITE feed, the intermediate liquids to the required hydroprocessing units and final advanced fuels and byproducts; and produce a minimum of 25-gal of Category I test fuel for evaluation by DOE and its contractors.

  3. Sandia-Power Surety Task Force Hawaii foam analysis.

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    McIntyre, Annie

    2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Power Surety Task Force was officially created in early 2008, after nearly two years of work in demand reduction and renewable energy technologies to support the Warfighter in Theater. The OSD Power Surety Task Force is tasked with identifying efficient energy solutions that support mission requirements. Spray foam insulation demonstrations were recently expanded beyond field structures to include military housing at Ft. Belvoir. Initial results to using the foam in both applications are favorable. This project will address the remaining key questions: (1) Can this technology help to reduce utility costs for the Installation Commander? (2) Is the foam cost effective? (3) What application differences in housing affect those key metrics? The critical need for energy solutions in Hawaii and the existing relationships among Sandia, the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Energy (DOE), and Forest City, make this location a logical choice for a foam demonstration. This project includes application and analysis of foam to a residential duplex at the Waikulu military community on Oahu, Hawaii, as well as reference to spray foam applied to a PACOM facility and additional foamed units on Maui, conducted during this project phase. This report concludes the analysis and describes the utilization of foam insulation at military housing in Hawaii and the subsequent data gathering and analysis.

  4. Task team approach to safeguards and security designs

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    Zack, N.R. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Wilkey, D.D. (USDOE Idaho Operations Office, Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1987, a US Department of Energy (DOE) supported task team was organized at the request of the DOE Idaho Field Office (DOE-ID) to provide support for safeguards and security (S S) designs of the Special Isotope Separation (SIS) facility. Prior to deferral of the project, the SIS facility was to be constructed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) to produce weapons grade plutonium from DOE owned fuel grade plutonium. The task team was assembled to provide the resources necessary to assure that safeguards and security considerations were included as an integral part of the design of the facility, and that SIS designs would take advantage of available technology in the areas of physical security, measurements, accountability, and material and personnel tracking. The task team included personnel from DOE/Office of Safeguards and Security (DOE-OSS), DOE-ID, DOE contractors, and the national laboratories providing a wide range of expertise and experience. The team reviewed proposed designs and provided recommendations for safeguards and security features in each stage of the design process. The value of this approach to safeguards and security designs will be discussed with respect to benefits, lessons learned, and recommendations for future applications. 5 refs.

  5. JV Task 6 - Coal Ash Resources Research Consortium Research

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    Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett; Tera Buckley; Bruce Dockter; Kurt Eylands; David Hassett; Loreal Heebink; Erick Zacher

    2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Coal Ash Resources Research Consortium{reg_sign} (CARRC{reg_sign}, pronounced 'cars') focuses on performing fundamental and applied scientific and engineering research emphasizing the environmentally safe, economical use of coal combustion by-products (CCBs). CARRC member organizations, which include utilities and marketers, are key to developing industry-driven research in the area of CCB utilization and ensuring its successful application. The U.S. Department of Energy is a partner in CARRC through the EERC Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP), which provides matching funds for industrial member contributions and facilitates an increased level of effort in CARRC. CARRC tasks were designed to provide information on CCB performance, including environmental performance, engineering performance, favorable economics, and improved life cycle of products and projects. CARRC technical research tasks are developed based on member input and prioritization. CARRC special projects are developed with members and nonmembers to provide similar information and to support activities, including the assembly and interpretation of data, support for standards development and technology transfer, and facilitating product development and testing. CARRC activities from 1998 to 2007 included a range of research tasks, with primary work performed in laboratory tasks developed to answer specific questions or evaluate important fundamental properties of CCBs. CARRC topical reports were prepared on several completed tasks. Specific CARRC 1998B2007 accomplishments included: (1) Development of several ASTM International Standard Guides for CCB utilization applications. (2) Organization and presentation of training courses for CCB professionals and teachers. (3) Development of online resources including the Coal Ash Resource Center, Ash from Biomass in Coal (ABC) of cocombustion ash characteristics, and the Buyer's Guide to Coal-Ash Containing Products. In addition, development of expanded information on the environmental performance of CCBs in utilization settings included the following: (1) Development of information on physical properties and engineering performance for concrete, soil-ash blends, and other products. (2) Training of students through participation in CARRC research projects. (3) Participation in a variety of local, national, and international technical meetings, symposia, and conferences by presenting and publishing CCB-related papers.

  6. COCATS 4 task force 7: Training in cardiovascular computed tomographic imaging

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    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    COCATS 4 Task Force 7:Training in Cardiovascular ComputedCOCATS 4 Task Force 7:Training in Cardiovascular ComputedA fellow with Level II training should demonstrate a clear

  7. WP2 IEA Wind Task 26:The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy

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    Lantz, Eric

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Presentation submitted to IEA Task 26. Wiser, R. ; Yang,AEE) contribution to IEA Task 26. Chupka, M.W. ; Basheda,International Energy Agency (IEA). (2008). Energy Technology

  8. Can Children Notice Ambiguity in a Referential Communication Task: Differences Between Monolingual and Bilingual Children 

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    Catto, Kerry

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Previous work shows that children are able to perform referential communication tasks successfully but those under 7 years old tend to perform poorer (Bishop & Adams, 1991). On the other hand, adults are very good at referential tasks and especially...

  9. Engineering task plan for rotary mode core sample truck calibration procedure support engineering

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    BOGER, R.M.

    1999-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This Engineering Task Plan defines the tasks associated with providing an overview, with respect to the Authorization Basis and PHMC procedures, as applicable, of the calibration documentation for operational equipment for which Characterization Engineering has calibration responsibility.

  10. Blackout 2003: U.S. - Canada Task Force Presents Final Report...

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

    U.S. - Canada Task Force Presents Final Report onBlackout of August 2003 Blackout 2003: U.S. - Canada Task Force Presents Final Report onBlackout of August 2003 August 14, 2003,...

  11. Supernumerary Robotic Limbs : task planning, execution, and prediction-based coordination with the human wearer

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    Llorens-Bonilla, Baldin Adolfo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Full automation of repetitive and/or specialized tasks has become a preferred means to meet the needs of manufacturing industries. However, some tasks cannot be fully automated due to their complexity or the nature of the ...

  12. Engineering Task Plan for Water Supply for Spray Washers on the Support Trucks

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    BOGER, R.M.

    2000-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This Engineering Task Plan (ETP) defines the task and deliverables associated with the design, fabrication and testing of an improved spray wash system for the Rotary Mode Core Sampling (RMCS) System Support Trucks.

  13. An Exploration of Age Effects on a Memory plus Visuomotor Dual Task Paradigm 

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    Gemmell, Alison

    2010-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    suitability for clinical use, 24 healthy elderly and 25 healthy young participants were assessed on two conditions using the dual task apparatus and several tests of executive function and memory. In contrast to previous dual task studies, a significant...

  14. Human-automation task allocation in lunar landing: simulation and experiments

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    Wen, Hui Ying

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Task allocation, or how tasks are assigned to the human operator(s) versus to automation, is an important aspect of designing a complex vehicle or system for use in human space exploration. The performance implications of ...

  15. The effects of aging and dual task performance on language production

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    Kemper, Susan; Schmalzried, RaLynn Cheri; Herman, Ruth; Leedahl, Skye N.; Mohankumar, Deepthi

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A digital pursuit rotor task was used to measure dual task costs of language production by young and older adults. After training on the pursuit rotor, participants were asked to track the moving target while providing a ...

  16. A Cognitively Bounded Rational Analysis Model of Dual-Task Performance Trade-Offs

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    Saunders, Mark

    A Cognitively Bounded Rational Analysis Model of Dual-Task Performance Trade-Offs Christian P of interleaving two tasks can be described as making trade-offs between performance on each of the tasks. This can. An objective payoff function was used to describe how participants should trade-off performance between

  17. TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 1 Automated Guiding Task of a Flexible Micropart

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 1 Automated Guiding Task of a Flexible Micropart Lutz, Member, IEEE Abstract--This paper studies automated tasks based on hybrid force/position control of automated guiding task are presented. Note to Practitioners -- This article's motivation is the need of very

  18. Know-Center at TREC 2009 Blog Distillation Task: A Notebook Paper

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    Hammerton, James

    Know-Center at TREC 2009 Blog Distillation Task: A Notebook Paper Elisabeth Lex, Michael Granitzer,mgrani,ajuffinger}@know-center.at Abstract. This paper outlines our experiments carried out at TREC 2009 Blog Distillation Task. Our system, specifically the blog distillation task, exactly this problem is addressed. The goal of the track is to rank

  19. International Energy Agency (IEA) PVPS Task 12: Environment, Health and Safety

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    Name #12;Task 12 OrganisationTask 12 Organisation Sub-task 1: Recycling of manufacturing waste and spentFthenakis EPIABelgiumEleniDespotou Utrecht UniversityThe NetherlandsErikAlsema Company/ Organization CountryFirst Name. Crystal Clear project ­ Sustainability and recycling (2004-2008); · crystalline silicon technology

  20. A Task Taxonomy of Network Evolution Analysis Jae-wook Ahn, Catherine Plaisant, and Ben Shneiderman

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    Golbeck, Jennifer

    A Task Taxonomy of Network Evolution Analysis Jae-wook Ahn, Catherine Plaisant, and Ben Shneiderman provides a taxonomy of the temporal network visualization tasks. We identify (1) the entities, (2 existing temporal network visualization systems. By building and examining the task taxonomy, we report

  1. Chapter 13 Employee Health and Safety 13.05 Abnormally Hazardous Tasks

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Chapter 13 Employee Health and Safety 13.05 Abnormally Hazardous Tasks · Form The Abnormally Hazardous Task Report Form http://oser.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=1116 is available to an employee who the "Abnormally Hazardous Task Report" shall review the situation with the employee and attempt to resolve

  2. Using a Randomized Path Planner to Generate 3D Task Demonstrations of Robot Operations

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    Kabanza, Froduald

    Using a Randomized Path Planner to Generate 3D Task Demonstrations of Robot Operations Khaled for generating 3D tasks demonstrations involving a teleoperated robot arm on the International Space Station (ISS 3D animations that show how to perform a given task with the SSRMS. The current ATDG prototype

  3. TOP-C: Task-Oriented Parallel C for Distributed and Shared Memory

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    Cooperman, Gene

    TOP-C: Task-Oriented Parallel C for Distributed and Shared Memory Gene Cooperman parallel hardware. TOP-C (Task-Orien* *ted Parallel C) attempts such a model by presenting a task the TOP-C model and then presents ongoing research on combining the advantages of both models in a single

  4. An Evaluation of Graphical Context When the Graphics are Outside of the Task Area

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    An Evaluation of Graphical Context When the Graphics are Outside of the Task Area Cindy M of an augmentation. This paper describes the results of an experiment to evaluate the effects of graphical context in a Lego block placement task when the graphics are located outside of the task area. Four conditions were

  5. Labor Dynamics in a Mobile Micro-Task Market Mohamed Musthag, Deepak Ganesan

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    Ganesan, Deepak

    , and time of use, as well as simi- larities in super agent behavior. We conclude with a discus- sion of how than other agents to chain tasks and they pick fewer lower priced tasks than other agents. We compare 2013 ACM 978-1-4503-1899-0/13/04...$15.00. Platform Tasks Field Agent [2] Price checks, Service Assess

  6. Scheduling tree-shaped task graphs to minimize memory and makespan

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Scheduling tree-shaped task graphs to minimize memory and makespan Loris Marchal CNRS experimental evaluation using realistic trees. Keywords-scheduling; makespan-memory tradeoff; tree- shaped task.vivien@inria.fr Abstract--This paper investigates the execution of tree- shaped task graphs using multiple processors. Each

  7. An analysis of muscle fatigue due to complex tasks and its relation to the strain index

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    Stephens, John-Paul

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The Strain Index was originally designed to analyze mono-task jobs. An experiment using a grip dynamometer was used to simulate six multiple task jobs to study the effect of complex tasks on localized muscle fatigue and to evaluate six different...

  8. Multi-objective Robust Static Mapping of Independent Tasks on Grids

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    Maciejewski, Anthony A.

    Multi-objective Robust Static Mapping of Independent Tasks on Grids Bernab´e Dorronsoro, Pascal have been proposed in the lit- erature for the problem of mapping tasks on computational Grids (e of a Grid system. Typically, it is assumed that the estimated time to compute each task on every machine

  9. Air exchange effectiveness of conventional and task ventilation for offices

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    Fisk, W.J.; Faulkner, D.; Prill, R.J.

    1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Air quality and comfort complaints within large buildings are often attributed to air distribution problems. We define three air exchange effectiveness parameters related to air distribution. The first two indicate the indoor air flow pattern (i.e., the extent of short circuiting, mixing, or displacement flow) for an entire building or region. The third parameter is most useful for assessments of the spatial variability of ventilation. We also define the air diffusion effectiveness which indicates the air flow pattern within specific rooms or sections of buildings. The results of measurements of these parameters in US office buildings by the authors and other researchers are reviewed. Almost all measurements indicate very limited short circuiting or displacement flow between locations of air supply and removal. However, a moderate degree of short circuiting is evident from a few measurements in rooms with heated supply air. The results of laboratory-based measurements by the authors are consistent with the field data. Our measurements in office buildings do indicate that ventilation rates can vary substantially between indoor locations, probably due to variation in air supply rates between locations rather than variation in the indoor air flow patterns. One possible method of improving air distribution is to employ task ventilation with air supplied closer to the occupant`s breathing zone. We have evaluated two task ventilation systems in a laboratory setting. During most operating conditions, these systems did not provide a region of substantially increased ventilation where occupants breath. However, both systems are capable of providing substantially enhanced ventilation at the breathing zone under some operating conditions. Therefore, task ventilation is a potential option for using ventilation air more effectively.

  10. Air exchange effectiveness of conventional and task ventilation for offices

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    Fisk, W.J.; Faulkner, D.; Prill, R.J.

    1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Air quality and comfort complaints within large buildings are often attributed to air distribution problems. We define three air exchange effectiveness parameters related to air distribution. The first two indicate the indoor air flow pattern (i.e., the extent of short circuiting, mixing, or displacement flow) for an entire building or region. The third parameter is most useful for assessments of the spatial variability of ventilation. We also define the air diffusion effectiveness which indicates the air flow pattern within specific rooms or sections of buildings. The results of measurements of these parameters in US office buildings by the authors and other researchers are reviewed. Almost all measurements indicate very limited short circuiting or displacement flow between locations of air supply and removal. However, a moderate degree of short circuiting is evident from a few measurements in rooms with heated supply air. The results of laboratory-based measurements by the authors are consistent with the field data. Our measurements in office buildings do indicate that ventilation rates can vary substantially between indoor locations, probably due to variation in air supply rates between locations rather than variation in the indoor air flow patterns. One possible method of improving air distribution is to employ task ventilation with air supplied closer to the occupant's breathing zone. We have evaluated two task ventilation systems in a laboratory setting. During most operating conditions, these systems did not provide a region of substantially increased ventilation where occupants breath. However, both systems are capable of providing substantially enhanced ventilation at the breathing zone under some operating conditions. Therefore, task ventilation is a potential option for using ventilation air more effectively.

  11. CCS Task Force - Executive Summary | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China U.S. Department ofJune 2,The BigSidingState6 (2-91)A2015 Peer ReviewCCS Task Force -

  12. FAQS Job Task Analyses - Criticality Safety | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011AT&T,OfficeEnd of Year 2010Salt |ExelonFAQ: RelocationCriticality Safety FAQS Job Task

  13. Interagency Energy Management Task Force | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking of BlytheDepartmentEnergyDemonstration DomesticEnergy Management Task

  14. Interim Report of the Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation | Department

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking of BlytheDepartmentEnergyDemonstrationInteragency TaskMD, SC,of

  15. Task Descriptions | Center for Bio-Inspired Solar Fuel Production

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOnItemResearch >Internship Program The NIF andPoints of Contact Hanford AdvisoryTakeTask

  16. Task Force on Biofuels Infrastructure | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative JC3 RSS SeptemberRenewable Energy, U.S. Department ofof Energy TakeGasTappingTask

  17. NREL Job Task Analysis: Retrofit Installer Technician | Department of

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOrigin of Contamination in Many Devils Wash,Energy NREL Job Task Analysis: Retrofit Installer

  18. Submission to the Prime Minister's Task Group on Emissions Trading in response to the Task Group's Issues Paper of February 2007

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    Pezzey, Jack

    1 Submission to the Prime Minister's Task Group on Emissions Trading in response to the Task Group that emissions trading has anything useful to offer Australia as one way of achieving its contribution and design of a workable global emissions trading system in which Australia would be able to participate". B

  19. Pressurized fluidized-bed hydroretorting of eastern oil shales. Volume 4, Task 5, Operation of PFH on beneficiated shale, Task 6, Environmental data and mitigation analyses and Task 7, Sample procurement, preparation, and characterization: Final report, September 1987--May 1991

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    Not Available

    1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of Task 5 (Operation of Pressurized Fluidized-Bed Hydro-Retorting (PFH) on Beneficiated Shale) was to modify the PFH process to facilitate its use for fine-sized, beneficiated Eastern shales. This task was divided into 3 subtasks: Non-Reactive Testing, Reactive Testing, and Data Analysis and Correlations. The potential environment impacts of PFH processing of oil shale must be assessed throughout the development program to ensure that the appropriate technologies are in place to mitigate any adverse effects. The overall objectives of Task 6 (Environmental Data and Mitigation Analyses) were to obtain environmental data relating to PFH and shale beneficiation and to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the integrated PFH process. The task was divided into the following four subtasks. Characterization of Processed Shales (IGT), 6.2. Water Availability and Treatment Studies, 6.3. Heavy Metals Removal and 6.4. PFH Systems Analysis. The objective of Task 7 (Sample Procurement, Preparation, and Characterization) was to procure, prepare, and characterize raw and beneficiated bulk samples of Eastern oil shale for all of the experimental tasks in the program. Accomplishments for these tasks are presented.

  20. Final Report on ITER Task Agreement 81-10

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    Brad J. Merrill

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Implementing Task Agreement (ITA) on Magnet Safety was established between the ITER International Organization (IO) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Fusion Safety Program (FSP) during calendar year 2004. The objectives of this ITA were to add new capabilities to the MAGARC code and to use this updated version of MAGARC to analyze unmitigated superconductor quench events for both poloidal field (PF) and toroidal field (TF) coils of the ITER design. This report documents the completion of the work scope for this ITA. Based on the results obtained for this ITA, an unmitigated quench event in an ITER larger PF coil does not appear to be as severe an accident as in an ITER TF coil.

  1. Selected Component Failure Rate Values from Fusion Safety Assessment Tasks

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    Cadwallader, Lee Charles

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is a compilation of component failure rate and repair rate values that can be used in magnetic fusion safety assessment tasks. Several safety systems are examined, such as gas cleanup systems and plasma shutdown systems. Vacuum system component reliability values, including large vacuum chambers, have been reviewed. Values for water cooling system components have also been reported here. The report concludes with the examination of some equipment important to personnel safety, atmospheres, combustible gases, and airborne releases of radioactivity. These data should be useful to system designers to calculate scoping values for the availability and repair intervals for their systems, and for probabilistic safety or risk analysts to assess fusion systems for safety of the public and the workers.

  2. Multifamily Energy Auditor Job/Task Analysis and Report: September 2013

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    Owens, C. M.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of job/task analyses (JTAs) is one of three components of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project and will allow industry to develop training resources, quality assurance protocols, accredited training programs, and professional certifications. The Multifamily Energy Auditor JTA identifies and catalogs all of the tasks performed by multifamily energy auditors, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform the identified tasks.

  3. Multifamily Quality Control Inspector Job/Task Analysis and Report: September 2013

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    Owens, C. M.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of job/task analyses (JTAs) is one of three components of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project and will allow industry to develop training resources, quality assurance protocols, accredited training programs, and professional certifications. The Multifamily Quality Control Inspector JTA identifies and catalogs all of the tasks performed by multifamily quality control inspectors, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform the identified tasks.

  4. Multifamily Retrofit Project Manager Job/Task Analysis and Report: September 2013

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    Owens, C. M.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of job/task analyses (JTAs) is one of three components of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project and will allow industry to develop training resources, quality assurance protocols, accredited training programs, and professional certifications. The Multifamily Retrofit Project Manager JTA identifies and catalogs all of the tasks performed by multifamily retrofit project managers, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform the identified tasks.

  5. Multifamily Building Operator Job/Task Analysis and Report: September 2013

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    Owens, C. M.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of job/task analyses (JTAs) is one of three components of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project and will allow industry to develop training resources, quality assurance protocols, accredited training programs, and professional certifications. The Multifamily Building Operator JTA identifies and catalogs all of the tasks performed by multifamily building operators, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform the identified tasks.

  6. Linkage to Previous International PV Module QA Task Force Workshops; Proposal for Rating System (Presentation)

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    Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Sample, T.; Yamamichi, M.; Kondo, M.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation gives the historical background of the creation of the International PV QA Task Force as an introduction to the PV Module Reliability Workshop.

  7. Report of the Secretary of Energy Task Force on DOE National...

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    Board SNL Sandia National Laboratories SPP Strategic Partnership Projects SRNL Savannah River National Laboratory TF Task Force TJNAF Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator...

  8. The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on Next...

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    Next Generation High Performance Computing The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on Next Generation High Performance Computing The Secretary of Energy Advisory...

  9. FY2005 Final Report: Solar Radiometry and Metrology Task PVC57301

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    Myers, D. R.; Stoffel, T. L.; Andreas, A. M.; Wilcox, S. M.; Reda, I. M.; Anderberg, M.; Gotseff, B.; Kay, B. A.; Bowen, A.

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents technical detail for work performed in the Solar Radiometry and Metrology Task in the period from October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2005.

  10. aacp-pssc task force: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Directions for Information Technology at Binghamton for Research Bahgat Sammakia to lead the Task Force on Information Technology (IT). The president's original Suzuki,...

  11. Chemometrics review for chemical sensor development, task 7 report

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    NONE

    1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report, the seventh in a series on the evaluation of several chemical sensors for use in the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) site characterization and monitoring programs, concentrates on the potential use of chemometrics techniques in analysis of sensor data. Chemometrics is the chemical discipline that uses mathematical, statistical, and other methods that employ formal logic to: design or select optimal measurement procedures and experiments and provide maximum relevant chemical information by analyzing chemical data. The report emphasizes the latter aspect. In a formal sense, two distinct phases are in chemometrics applications to analytical chemistry problems: (1) the exploratory data analysis phase and (2) the calibration and prediction phase. For use in real-world problems, it is wise to add a third aspect - the independent validation and verification phase. In practical applications, such as the ERWM work, and in order of decreasing difficulties, the most difficult tasks in chemometrics are: establishing the necessary infrastructure (to manage sampling records, data handling, and data storage and related aspects), exploring data analysis, and solving calibration problems, especially for nonlinear models. Chemometrics techniques are different for what are called zeroth-, first-, and second-order systems, and the details depend on the form of the assumed functional relationship between the measured response and the concentrations of components in mixtures. In general, linear relationships can be handled relatively easily, but nonlinear relationships can be difficult.

  12. Fiscal year 1997 final report for task plan SR-16WT-31 task B, vitrification of ion exchange material

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    Ferrara, D.; Andrews, M.K.; Harbour, J.R.; Fellinger, T.L.; Herman, D.T.; Marshall, K.M.; Workman, P.J.

    1997-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In Fiscal Year 1997, the Department of Energy Tanks Focus Area (TFA) funded the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) to develop and demonstrate the vitrification of a CST ion exchange material loaded with radioactive cesium from one of the Melton Valley Storage Tanks at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). SRTC developed a patent-pending glass formulation that can be used to vitrify CST sorbent producing a quality borosilicate glass waste form. SRTC demonstrated this formulation by vitrifying the radioactive CST in the SRTC shielded cells melter.In addition to the formulation developed for vitrification of the `CST-only` glass waste form, SRTC also developed formulations for vitrification of CST coupled with High-Level Waste (HLW) sludges. A Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) coupled feed formulation has been developed with up to 10 weight percent CST and 28 weight percent DWPF sludge oxides. A coupled Hanford formulation has also been developed for producing quality glass waste forms with up to 10 weight percent CST and 45 weight percent Hanford sludge oxides. The significant accomplishments of this project were then development of CST-only glass formulations incorporating up to 65 weight-percent CST, development of techniques for delivering a slurry or dry feed to a joule-heated melter, demonstration of a CST-only glass formulation in a continuous melter operation, demonstration of compliance with the Nevada Test Site (NTS) Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC), development of CST-sludge glass formulations incorporating up to 10 weight percent CST and 28 weight percent DWPF sludges oxides, demonstration of CST-sludge glass formulations using radioactive sludge and radioactive CST, development of CST-sludge glass formulations incorporating up to 10 weight percent CST and 45 weight percent. All commitments made to the TFA have been met as indicated by the associated milestones. Milestones and the month in which they were completed: Initiate Immobilization of CST in Glass (completed 8/97); Demonstrate that Sludge-CST Glass Satisfied PC Specs in WAPS (completed 9/97); Determine Process Parameters of Sludge-CST Glass (completed 8/97); Demonstrate that CST-Only Glass Satisfied PC Specs in WAPS (completed 9/97); Determine Process Parameters of CST-Only Glass (completed 9/97). The results for Task B of Task Plan SR-16WT-31 have been documented in reports that have been included as attachments. The following is a summary of the attachments from the CST vitrification project.

  13. Real-time Scheduling of periodic tasks in a monoprocessor system with rechargeable energy storage

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Real-time Scheduling of periodic tasks in a monoprocessor system with rechargeable energy storage-time computing system that is powered through a renewable energy storage device. In this context, two constraints for the properties of the energy source, capacity of the energy storage as well as energy consumption of the tasks

  14. Randomized Multi-Modal Motion Planning for a Humanoid Robot Manipulation Task

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    Indiana University

    -chain constraint on the robot's motion. In order to unify these disparate application domains, there is a needRandomized Multi-Modal Motion Planning for a Humanoid Robot Manipulation Task Kris Hauser Victor Ng-Thow-Hing February 3, 2011 Abstract Robots that perform complex manipulation tasks must be able to generate

  15. IEA-Renewable Energy Technologies, Bioenergy Agreement Task 37: Energy from Biogas and Landfill Gas

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    EFP-06 IEA- Renewable Energy Technologies, Bioenergy Agreement Task 37: Energy from Biogas-Bioenergy, Task 37- Energy from Biogas and Landfill Gas", via samarbejde, informationsudveksling, fćlles analyser. biogas fra anaerob udrĺdning (AD) som en integreret gylle og affalds behandlings teknologi. Arbejdet

  16. HOLLOWS: A Power-aware Task Scheduler for Energy Harvesting Sensor Nodes

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    Simunic, Tajana

    set of prioritized tasks. In this article, we propose a novel power-aware task scheduler for EHSNs indicate that HOLLOWS accurately predicts the energy available in Shimmer to guarantee a certain damage, fires, etc.). Key Words: prioritized queue, power management, embedded systems. INTRODUCTION BATTERY

  17. Premium Ventilation Package Testing Short-Term Monitoring Report Task 7

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    Premium Ventilation Package Testing Short-Term Monitoring Report ­ Task 7 Review Draft Submittal. 00038702 RTU AirCarePlus & Premium Ventilation Program COTR - Jack Callahan (503) 230-4496 / jmcallahan Ventilation Package Testing PECI Short-Term Monitoring Report ­ Task 7 REVIEW DRAFT: 9/14/2009 2 Table

  18. A task-parallel scheme for the revised simplex method Julian Hall

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    Hall, Julian

    SYNPLEX A task-parallel scheme for the revised simplex method Julian Hall School of Mathematics University of Edinburgh June 15th 2005 SYNPLEX, a task-parallel scheme for the revised simplex method #12;Overview · The (standard and revised) simplex method for linear programming #12;Overview · The (standard

  19. A task-parallel scheme for the revised simplex method Julian Hall

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    Hall, Julian

    SYNPLEX A task-parallel scheme for the revised simplex method Julian Hall School of Mathematics University of Edinburgh June 23rd 2005 SYNPLEX, a task-parallel scheme for the revised simplex method #12;Overview · The (standard and revised) simplex method for linear programming #12;Overview · The (standard

  20. Product Delivery Expectations: Hanford LAW Product Performance and Acceptance Tanks Focus Area Task

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    Holtzscheiter, E.W.

    1999-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This task has several facets all aimed at providing technical products that will support the immobilization of Hanford's Low Activity Waste. Since this task breaks new ground in developing predictive capability, a review process external to the technical team is critical for acceptance by the technical community and is key to Hanford's Performance Assessment review process.

  1. A distributed Approach for Access and Visibility Task under Ergonomic Constraints with a Manikin

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A distributed Approach for Access and Visibility Task under Ergonomic Constraints with a Manikin, to assess an efficient path planner for a manikin for access and visibility task under ergonomic constraints a way to explore areas such as maintenance or ergonomics of the product that were traditionally ignored

  2. An Energy-Delay Tunable Task Allocation Strategy for Collaborative Applications in

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    Xie, Tao

    An Energy-Delay Tunable Task Allocation Strategy for Collaborative Applications in Networked strategy called Balanced Energy-Aware Task Allocation (BEATA) for collaborative applications running in the BEATA strategy. By fine-tuning the size of the energy-adaptive window, users can readily customize BEATA

  3. LLAMA: An Adaptive Strategy for Utilizing Excess Energy to Perform Background Tasks on Mobile Devices

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    Rollins, Sami

    LLAMA: An Adaptive Strategy for Utilizing Excess Energy to Perform Background Tasks on Mobile's experience but require no interactiv- ity. In an effort to conserve energy, background tasks are typically that mobile devices often begin to recharge with 30% or more of their energy remaining. The goal of this work

  4. Energy Management and Task Scheduling of an Energy Harvesting, Structural Health Monitoring System

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    Simunic, Tajana

    1 Energy Management and Task Scheduling of an Energy Harvesting, Structural Health Monitoring of a structure is referred to as Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). SHiMmer, a solar-powered wireless SHM system an energy management simulation that will prove to be important in SHiMmer's future. We test the three task

  5. CONEUR-432; NO OF PAGES 10 Control strategies in object manipulation tasks

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    Flanagan, Randy

    CONEUR-432; NO OF PAGES 10 Control strategies in object manipulation tasks J Randall Flanagan1.10.005 Introduction Object manipulation is a model system for the study of sensorimotor and cognitive control the importance of `contact events' in the control of manipulation tasks and the importance of predictive control

  6. An Online Trajectory Generator-Based Impedance Control For Co-manipulation Tasks

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    An Online Trajectory Generator-Based Impedance Control For Co-manipulation Tasks Authors: Sarra the problem of heavy load co-manipulation in the context of physical human-robot interactions (PHRI). During problem for handling tasks as a constrained optimal control problem. For this purpose, we have designed

  7. Machine Learning Based Online Performance Prediction for Runtime Parallelization and Task Scheduling

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    Li, J; Ma, X; Singh, K; Schulz, M; de Supinski, B R; McKee, S A

    2008-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    With the emerging many-core paradigm, parallel programming must extend beyond its traditional realm of scientific applications. Converting existing sequential applications as well as developing next-generation software requires assistance from hardware, compilers and runtime systems to exploit parallelism transparently within applications. These systems must decompose applications into tasks that can be executed in parallel and then schedule those tasks to minimize load imbalance. However, many systems lack a priori knowledge about the execution time of all tasks to perform effective load balancing with low scheduling overhead. In this paper, we approach this fundamental problem using machine learning techniques first to generate performance models for all tasks and then applying those models to perform automatic performance prediction across program executions. We also extend an existing scheduling algorithm to use generated task cost estimates for online task partitioning and scheduling. We implement the above techniques in the pR framework, which transparently parallelizes scripts in the popular R language, and evaluate their performance and overhead with both a real-world application and a large number of synthetic representative test scripts. Our experimental results show that our proposed approach significantly improves task partitioning and scheduling, with maximum improvements of 21.8%, 40.3% and 22.1% and average improvements of 15.9%, 16.9% and 4.2% for LMM (a real R application) and synthetic test cases with independent and dependent tasks, respectively.

  8. A Survey of Patent Users An Analysis of Tasks, Behavior, Search Functionality and System Requirements

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    Jose, Joemon M.

    A Survey of Patent Users An Analysis of Tasks, Behavior, Search Functionality and System interest in Patent Information Retrieval, there is a need to better understand the context associated with patent users, their tasks, needs and expectations of patent search systems and applications. Patent

  9. Adapting Task Utility in Externally Triggered Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensing Systems

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    Simunic, Tajana

    Adapting Task Utility in Externally Triggered Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensing Systems Jamie tajana@ucsd.edu Abstract--Energy harvesting sensor nodes eliminate the need for post-deployment physical the utility of their tasks to accommodate the energy availability. For example, on sunny days, a solar

  10. Solving Energy-Latency Dilemma: Task Allocation for Parallel Applications in Heterogeneous Embedded Systems

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    Xie, Tao

    Solving Energy-Latency Dilemma: Task Allocation for Parallel Applications in Heterogeneous Embedded Systems 1. Introduction Parallel applications with energy and low-latency constraints are emerging monitoring. However, conventional energy-driven task allocation schemes for a cluster of embedded nodes only

  11. Task Merging for Dynamic Power Management of Cyclic Applications in Real-Time Multiprocessor Systems

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    Qiu, Qinru

    Task Merging for Dynamic Power Management of Cyclic Applications in Real-Time Multiprocessor--In this paper we propose the method of task merging and idle period clustering for dynamic power management (DPM management, low power, multiprocessor, real-time I. INTRODUCTION Multiprocessor systems, which were used only

  12. Energy-Efficient Speed Scheduling for Real-Time Tasks under Thermal Constraints

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    Wang, Shengquan

    Energy-Efficient Speed Scheduling for Real-Time Tasks under Thermal Constraints Shengquan Wang. We develop energy-efficient speed scheduling schemes for frame-based real-time tasks under thermal- sumption with comparison to the reactive schemes in the literature. Keywords: Energy-efficient scheduling

  13. A Natural Framework for Designing Bounceless Controller for Robotic Contact Tasks

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    A Natural Framework for Designing Bounce­less Controller for Robotic Contact Tasks Shahram Payandeh Experimental Robotics Laboratory (ERL) School of Engineering Science Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia Canada V5A 1S6 shahram@cs.sfu.ca Abstract. In robotic tasks where the manipulator has to make

  14. A Natural Framework for Designing Bounce-less Controller for Robotic Contact Tasks

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    A Natural Framework for Designing Bounce-less Controller for Robotic Contact Tasks Shahram Payandeh Experimental Robotics Laboratory ERL School of Engineering Science Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia Canada V5A 1S6 shahram@cs.sfu.ca Abstract. In robotic tasks where the manipulatorhas to make

  15. Haptic Feedback and Human Performance in a Dynamic Task Felix Huang R. Brent Gillespie Art Kuo

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    Gillespie, Brent

    by human subjects executing a dynamic task. We present the results of experiments involving the control1 Haptic Feedback and Human Performance in a Dynamic Task Felix Huang R. Brent Gillespie Art Kuo of a ball and beam. Human subjects perform position targeting of the ball through hand operation of the beam

  16. Temperature aware Task Sequencing and Voltage Scaling Ramkumar Jayaseelan Tulika Mitra

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    Mitra, Tulika

    Temperature aware Task Sequencing and Voltage Scaling Ramkumar Jayaseelan Tulika Mitra Department density and temperature are rising expo- nentially with decreasing feature sizes. This alarming trend calls for temperature management at every level of system design. In this paper, we propose task

  17. Energy and Performance-Aware Task Scheduling in a Mobile Cloud Computing Environment

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Energy and Performance-Aware Task Scheduling in a Mobile Cloud Computing Environment Xue Lin California Los Angeles, U.S. {xuelin, yanzhiwa, xqing, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract--Mobile cloud computing (MCC algorithm. Keywords-mobile cloud computing (MCC); energy minimization; hard deadline constraint; task

  18. Critical Path and Area Based Scheduling of Parallel Task Graphs on Heterogeneous Platforms

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Critical Path and Area Based Scheduling of Parallel Task Graphs on Heterogeneous Platforms Tchimou research has been done in the context of single homogeneous clus- ters, heterogeneous platforms have become) a novel "virtual" cluster methodology for handling platform het- erogeneity; (ii) a novel task placement

  19. System-Wide Energy Minimization for Real-Time Tasks: Lower Bound and

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    Xu, Cheng-Zhong

    28 System-Wide Energy Minimization for Real-Time Tasks: Lower Bound and Approximation XILIANG ZHONG that minimizes system-wide energy consumption for both periodic and sporadic tasks. It is known that a system consists of processors and a number of other components. Energy-aware processors can be run in different

  20. TASK 7 DEMONSTRATION OF THAMES FOR MICROSTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES

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    Langton, C.; Bullard, J.; Stutzman, P.; Snyder, K.; Garboczi, E.

    2010-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of the Cementitious Barriers Partnership (CBP) is to develop a reasonable and realible set of tools to reduce the uncertainty in predicting the structural, hydraulic and chemical performance of cement barriers used in nuclear applications that are exposed to dynamic environmental conditions over extended time frames. One of these tools, the responsibility of NIST, is THAMES (Thermodynamic Hydration and Microstructure Evolution Simulator), which is being developed to describe cementitious binder microstructures and calculate important engineering properties during hydration and degradation. THAMES is designed to be a 'micro-probe', used to evaluate changes in microstructure and properties occurring over time because of hydration or degradation reactions in a volume of about 0.001 mm{sup 3}. It will be used to map out microstructural and property changes across reaction fronts, for example, with spatial resolution adequate to be input into other models (e.g., STADIUM{reg_sign}, LeachSX{trademark}) in the integrated CBP package. THAMES leverages thermodynamic predictions of equilibrium phase assemblages in aqueous geochemical systems to estimate 3-D virtual microstructures of a cementitious binder at different times during the hydration process or potentially during degradation phenomena. These virtual microstructures can then be used to calculate important engineering properties of a concrete made from that binder at prescribed times. In this way, the THAMES model provides a way to calculate the time evolution of important material properties such as elastic stiffness, compressive strength, diffusivity, and permeability. Without this model, there would be no way to update microstructure and properties for the barrier materials considered as they are exposed to the environment, thus greatly increasing the uncertainty of long-term transport predictions. This Task 7 report demonstrates the current capabilities of THAMES. At the start of the CBP project, THAMES did not exist, so that it is in the early stages of development. However, extensive experience with 3-D microstructure models at NIST is making possible a timely development process.

  1. JV Task 92 - Alcoa/Retec SFE and SPME

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    Steven Hawthorne

    2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the work performed by the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) under the U.S. Department of Energy Jointly Sponsored Research Program JV Task 92, which is a continuation of JV9. Successful studies performed in 1999 through the end of 2008 demonstrated the potential for using selective supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and a solid-phase microextraction (SPME) method for measuring sediment pore water polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to mimic the bioavailability of PAHs from manufactured gas plant and aluminum smelter soils and sediments both in freshwater and saltwater locations. The studies that the EERC has performed with the commercial partners have continued to generate increased interest in both the regulatory communities and in the industries that have historically produced or utilized coal tar products. Both ASTM International and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have accepted the pore water method developed at the EERC as standard methods. The studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of our techniques in predicting bioavailability of PAHs from ca. 250 impacted and background field sediments and soils. The field demonstrations from the final years of the project continued to build the foundation data for acceptance of our methods by the regulatory communities. The JV92 studies provide the single largest database in the world that includes measures of PAH bioavailability along with biological end points. These studies clearly demonstrated that present regulatory paradigms based on equilibrium partitioning greatly overpredict bioavailability. These investigations also laid the foundation for present (non-JV) studies being applied to PAHs and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at EPA Superfund sites, investigations into PAH and PCB bioavailability at U.S Department of Defense sites, and the application of the techniques to investigating the bioavailability of chlorinated dioxins and furans from impacted sediments.

  2. Report of the President's Blue Ribbon Task Group on Nuclear Weapons Program Management

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    Not Available

    1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The President established the Blue Ribbon Task Group on Nuclear Weapons Program Management at the direction of the Congress to address fiscal accountability and discipline in the nation's nuclear weapons program. The Task Group was asked to ''examine the procedures used by DOD and DOE in establishing requirements for, and providing resources for, the research, development, testing, production, surveillance, and retirement of nuclear weapons,'' and to recommend any needed change in coordination, budgeting, or management procedures. The Task Group was also asked to address ''whether DOD should assume the responsibility for funding current DOE weapon activities and material production programs.'' The Task Group found that the present relationship between DOD and DOE for managing the nuclear weapons program is sound. Accordingly, the Task Group sought a process for improving the integrated determination of nuclear weapon requirements and the management of nuclear weapon production.

  3. Cloning of the human TASK-2 (KCNK5) promoter and its regulation by chronic hypoxia

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    Brazier, Stephen P. [School of Biosciences, Museum Avenue, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3US (United Kingdom); Mason, Helen S. [School of Biosciences, Museum Avenue, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3US (United Kingdom); Bateson, Alan N. [School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom); Kemp, Paul J. [School of Biosciences, Museum Avenue, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3US (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: Kemp@cf.ac.uk

    2005-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The tandem P domain potassium channel family includes five members of the acid-sensing subfamily, TASK. TASK channels are active at resting potential and are inhibited by extracellular protons, suggesting they function as acid sensors and control excitability/ion homeostasis. Indeed, TASK-2 (KCNK5) has been shown to control excitability, volume regulation, bicarbonate handling, and apoptosis in a variety of tissues. With such diverse functions being ascribed to TASK-2, it is important to understand long-term as well as short-term regulation of this important channel. Thus, we have cloned the TASK-2 promoter, demonstrated that its transcriptional activity is dependent upon pO{sub 2}, shown that deletion of overlapping consensus binding sites for NF-{kappa}B/Elk-1 ablates this O{sub 2} sensitivity, and proved that Elk-1 binds preferentially to this site. Furthermore, the consequences of chronic hypoxia on natively expressed TASK-2 are decreased steady-state mRNA and cell depolarization showing that TASK-2 contributes to the excitability of this important lung cell type.

  4. Design criteria document, Fire Protection Task, K Basin Essential Systems Recovery, Project W-405

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    Johnson, B.H.

    1994-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The K Basin were constructed in the early 1950`s with a 20 year design life. The K Basins are currently in their third design life and are serving as a near term storage facility for irradiated N Reactor fuel until an interim fuel storage solution can be implemented. In April 1994, Project W-405, K Basin Essential Systems Recovery, was established to address (among other things) the immediate fire protection needs of the 100K Area. A Fire Barrier Evaluation was performed for the wall between the active and inactive areas of the 105KE and 105KW buildings. This evaluation concludes that the wall is capable of being upgraded to provide an equivalent level of fire resistance as a qualified barrier having a fire resistance rating of 2 hours. The Fire Protection Task is one of four separate Tasks included within the scope of Project W405, K Basin Essential systems Recovery. The other three Tasks are the Water Distribution System Task, the Electrical System Task, and the Maintenance Shop/Support Facility Task. The purpose of Project W-405`s Fire Protection Task is to correct Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) non-compliances and to provide fire protection features in Buildings 105KE, 105KW and 190KE that are essential for assuring the safe operation and storage of spent nuclear fuel at the 100K Area Facilities` Irradiated Fuel Storage Basins (K Basins).

  5. Results of the Gallium-Clad Phase 3 and Phase 4 tasks (canceled prior to completion)

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    Morris, R.N.

    1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the results of the Gallium-Clad interactions Phase 3 and 4 tasks. Both tasks were to involve examining the out-of-pile stability of residual gallium in short fuel rods with an imposed thermal gradient. The thermal environment was to be created by an electrical heater in the center of the fuel rod and coolant flow on the rod outer cladding. Both tasks were canceled due to difficulties with fuel pellet fabrication, delays in the preparation of the test apparatus, and changes in the Fissile Materials Disposition program budget.

  6. Using similar tasks to increase negotiation of meaning and language production in an online second language learning environment

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    Arslanyilmaz, Abdurrahman

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This study investigates the use of authentic subtitled similar task videos (ASSTVs) and their relationship to second language negotiation of meaning and language production among non-native speakers of English in an online task-based language...

  7. Remote Participation at EFDA­JET Task Force Work, Experience and Priorities from a User’s Point of View

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    Remote Participation at EFDA­JET Task Force Work, Experience and Priorities from a User’s Point of View

  8. Investigating the effect of cognitive load on working memory tasks in children with arithmetical difficulties 

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    Boon, Joanna

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study of working memory spans, children with low arithmetical ability were compared to an age-matched control group with normal arithmetical ability in their performance on dual-task procedures. Literacy skills ...

  9. The Effects of Implicit and Explicit Memory on Iowa Gambling Task Performance 

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    Crimmens, Alex

    2008-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) has repeatedly been used to show that damage to the prefrontal cortex causes deficits in decision making ability (Bechara, Damasio, Damasio & Anderson, 1994). There is currently a lack of ...

  10. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems Cooperative Tasks between Humans and

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Robotic manipulators are increasingly widespread in current industries [1] due control of the robot is needed. Nevertheless, the application of robotic manipulators: Cooperative Tasks between Humans and Robots in Industrial Environments www.intechopen.com ARTICLE www

  11. Translating Sleep Research: Does Sleep Promote Learning a Functional Motor Task?

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    Al-Sharman, Alham Jehad

    2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Sleep has been demonstrated to produce off-line improvements in motor learning in young adults. Evidence of sleep-dependent off-line motor learning has been demonstrated across a wide variety of simple motor tasks that ...

  12. Combative creativity: resistance to cognitive fixation effects in an idea generation task

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    Woodward, Robert Steven

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    demonstrated faulty characteristics that would not be desirable in an end product. The results of the prior experiments clearly demonstrate the effects that examples have on individuals in an idea generation task. Finke (1990) foreshadowed these findings...

  13. Energy-Aware Duplication Strategies for Scheduling Precedence-Constrained Parallel Tasks on Clusters

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    Qin, Xiao

    Energy-Aware Duplication Strategies for Scheduling Precedence- Constrained Parallel Tasks can help in conserving energy. Our energy-aware scheduling strategies are conducive to balancing Optimizing energy consumption has become a major concern in designing economical clusters. Scheduling

  14. Social Cognition in Later Life: Effects of Aging and Task Type on Theory of Mind Performance 

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    Doyle, Claire L.

    2009-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract Recent studies assessing the effects of age and task type on theory of mind (ToM) have found mixed results. However, these studies have not considered the possibility that by using a series of distinct and unrelated ...

  15. Engineering task plan for the 241-AZ-101 waste tank color video camera system

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    Robinson, R.S., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Engineering Task Plan (ETP) is to be distributed to communicate the design basis of the 241-AZ-101 camera system and to define system requirements and associated responsibilities.

  16. APPENDIX 13-C Abnormally Hazardous Task Report DER-DCLR-33.

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    APPENDIX 13-C Abnormally Hazardous Task Report DER-DCLR-33. EMPLOYING UNIT CONTACT PERSON Academic Technology--Printing Areas Geoff Larson, 212 Env Protection-Safefty Bldg 263-9002 All Others Areas Tom Rutlin

  17. Top of Mind in Task-Based Environments and Choice Under Risk

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    Zaidi, Farhan

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    biases that influence what is top of mind for consumers inZinman. “Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders IncreaseTop of Mind in Task-Based Environments and Choice Under Risk

  18. Incorporating Perceptual Task Effort into the Recognition of Intention in Information Graphics

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    Carberry, Sandra

    Incorporating Perceptual Task Effort into the Recognition of Intention in Information Graphics. The rapidly increasing availability of electronic publications containing information graphics poses some graphic. Similarly, digital libraries must take into account the content of information graphics when

  19. Knowledge-Based Schematics Drafting: Aesthetic Configuration as a Design Task

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    Valdes-Perez, Raul E.

    Depicting an electrical circuit by a schematic is a tedious task that is a good candidate for automation. Programs that draft schematics with the usual algorithmic approach do not fully exploit knowledge of circuit function, ...

  20. Efficient Lagrangian relaxation algorithms for exact inference in natural language tasks

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    Rush, Alexander M. (Alexander Matthew)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For many tasks in natural language processing, finding the best solution requires a search over a large set of possible structures. Solving these combinatorial search problems exactly can be inefficient, and so researchers ...

  1. Learning and recognition of hybrid manipulation tasks in variable environments using probabilistic flow tubes

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    Dong, Shuonan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Robots can act as proxies for human operators in environments where a human operator is not present or cannot directly perform a task, such as in dangerous or remote situations. Teleoperation is a common interface for ...

  2. Automated Driving: Shifting the Primary Task from the Center to the

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    , such as steering and accelerating. Secondary tasks support driving, including activating the windshield wipers the windshield wiper or turning on the headlights did not require visual attention, because controls were placed

  3. Direct space-charge effects on the ILC damping rings: Task Force Report

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    Venturini, Marco; Oide, Katsunobu

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Venturini, First-Order Space-Charge Tuneshift in a Linearly59511 February 2006 Direct Space Charge E?ects on the ILCof the Task Force on space charge. (A slightly reduced

  4. Tools for end-user creation and customization of interfaces for information management tasks

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    Bakshi, Karun, 1974-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Information based tasks rely on software applications that allow users to interact with information in some pre-defined manner deemed appropriate by the application developer or information/content provider. Whereas such ...

  5. RIS-M-2519 A FRAMEWORK FOR COGNITIVE TASK ANALYSIS IN SYSTEMS DESIGN

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    activities in decision making. Automation removes the humans from routine tasks, and operators are left; FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS; HUMAN FACTORS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; MONITORING; PLANNING; RISK the early phases of the industrial deve

  6. A comparison of cue processing and executive functioning in child task-switching

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    Holt, Anna E.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Research, 29 (6), 597-626. Huizinga, M. , Dolan, C. V. , &Neuropsychologia, 44, 2017- Huizinga, M. , & van der Molen,on task-switch fluency (Huizinga & van der Molan, 2006).

  7. Human-computer interaction task learning: an empirical investigation of interface quality

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    Packebush, Sherrill Janine

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research examines learnability measures derived from the all-or-none stochastic learning model. The all-or-none model represents the paired-associate learning that occurs during the initial learning of human-computer interaction (HCI) tasks...

  8. Instrumented tools and objects : design, algorithms, and applications to assembly tasks

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    Faulkner, Matthew N

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We developed an instrumented tool system comprised of wireless nodes and sensor systems to facilitate distributed robotic assembly tasks. This robotic system was deployed on two separate robotic assembly scenarios: one ...

  9. Tailoring Action Parameterizations to Their Task Contexts Freek Stulp and Michael Beetz

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    Cremers, Daniel

    Tailoring Action Parameterizations to Their Task Contexts Freek Stulp and Michael Beetz Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group, Technische Universit¨at M¨unchen Boltzmannstrasse 3, D-85747 Munich, Germany {stulp,beetz

  10. The Effects of Varying Task Priorities on Language Production by Young and Older Adults

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    Kemper, Susan; Schmalzried, RaLynn Cheri; Herman, Ruth; Mohankumar, Deepthi

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present study compared how varying task priorities affected young and older adults' language production. Both young and older adults responded to monetary incentives to vary their performance when simultaneously talking ...

  11. Identi cation Tasking and Networking (ITN) Model For The FBI's Integrated Automated

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    Murphy, John

    Identi cation Tasking and Networking (ITN) Model For The FBI's Integrated Automated Fingerprint September 29, 1994 Abstract This document describes the model developed for the ITN/FBI using the SES

  12. Investigations into Tandem Acoustic Modeling for the Aurora Task Daniel P.W. Ellis and Manuel J. Reyes Gomez

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    Ellis, Dan

    Investigations into Tandem Acoustic Modeling for the Aurora Task Daniel P.W. Ellis and Manuel J relative error rate reduc- tions of 30% or more on the Aurora task, as well as support- ing feature stream are reported on the Aurora-2000 noisy digits task. 1. Introduction The 1999 ETSI Aurora evaluation of proposed

  13. Switching Between Tasks of Unequal Familiarity: The Role of Stimulus-Attribute and Response-Set Selection

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    Yeung, Nick

    to switch to a strong, well-practiced task from a weaker, less-practiced task than vice versa. Three as an extra processing stage (or stages) inserted prior to completion of task-specific processing (e.g., De between. In particular, a good deal of research has been stimulated by the counterintuitive findings

  14. An Agent-Based System Assisting Humans in Complex Tasks by Analysis of a Human's State and Performance

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    Treur, Jan

    becomes too high, the agent can assist the human in a number of ways. Experiments show that the supportAn Agent-Based System Assisting Humans in Complex Tasks by Analysis of a Human's State, michael}@forcevisionlab.nl Abstract Human task performance varies depending on the task, environment

  15. June 27, 2003 Visualization Techniques for Personal Tasks on Mobile Computers Page 1 Visualization Techniques for Personal

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    Tominski, Christian

    on mobile devices #12;June 27, 2003 Visualization Techniques for Personal Tasks on Mobile Computers Page 4June 27, 2003 Visualization Techniques for Personal Tasks on Mobile Computers Page 1 Visualization Techniques for Personal Tasks on Mobile Computers Gerald Bieber Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics

  16. The effect of "white noise" on time perception, task satisfaction, and performance

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    Stuart, Mark Alan

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the other two groups. The use of a path analysis indicated that there were significant (p (. 05) correlations between the high level of noise, the estimation of both intervals of time, task satisfaction, and performance, ACKNCMLEDGEMENTS The author... of Noise on Performance 12 Mean Time Estimations for 20-Second Interval and for 23-Minute Interval Per Group 15 Mean JDI Measures of Task Satisfaction Per Group 15 INTRODUCTION Some studies have showr, that the effects of high levels of noise pose...

  17. An analysis of the use of consultants to perform engineering tasks

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    Nordstrom, Eric Martin

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF CONSULTANTS TO PERFORM ENGINEERING TASKS A Thesis by ERIC MARTIN NORDSTROM Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1985 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering AN ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF CONSULTANTS TO PERFORM ENGINEERING TASKS A Thesis by ERIC MARTIN NORDSTROM Approved as to style and content by: Alberto Garcia-Diaz (Chairman of Committee) Robert P...

  18. Does DOF Separation on Elastic Devices Improve User 3D Steering Task Performance?

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    Casiez, Géry

    Does DOF Separation on Elastic Devices Improve User 3D Steering Task Performance? G´ery CasiezHaptic in a 3D steering task. Unlike other devices intended to interact in 3D with one end-effector, the Digi the manipulation of a stylus or thimble, and the SpaceMouse [2] is an elastic device to rate control objects in 3D

  19. DRAFT INTERIM REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON DOE NATIONAL LABORATORIES

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The SEAB Task Force on DOE National Laboratories was established by the Secretary of Energy on June 16, 2014, to provide advice, guidance, and recommendations on important issues related to improving the health and management of the labs. The Task Force has been charged to review past studies, Congressional reports and direction, and Departmental deliberations to identify key areas that have been raised concerning laboratory management and operations.

  20. Evaluation of the Franz System Foot Control in a simulated adaptive tracking task

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    Raab, Charles

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EVALUATION OF THE FRANZ SYSTEM FOOT CONTROL IN A SIMULATED ADAPTIVE TRACKING TASK A Thesis by CHARLES RAAB Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1982 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering EVALUATION OF THE FRANZ SYSTEM FOOT CONTROL IN A SIMULATED ADAPTIVE TRACKING TASK A Thesis by CHARLES RAAB Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Com ttee) (Member) (Member...

  1. A comparison of visual cuing methods in large displays during performance of a secondary task

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    Rankin, John Edgar

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A CO?PARISON OF VISUAL CUING KETHODS IN IARGE DISPLAYS DURING PERFORNANCE OF A SECONDARY TASK A Thesis by JOHN EDGAR RANKIN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAN University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of WiASTER OF SCIENCE December 1971 Major Subjects Industrial Engineering A COMPARISON OF VISUAL CUING METHODS IN LARGE DISPLAYS DURING PERFORMANCE OF A SECONDARY TASK A Thesis by JOHN EDGAR RANKIN Approved as to style and content by& Chairman...

  2. Effects of motivational strategies on middle school mathematics students' on-task behavior

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    Butler, Lori

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , such as by flickering lights or offering rewards instead of engaging students with the material (Newby, 1991). The research shows that teachers should be spending their time attaching relevance to the content and increasing students confidence as opposed to tasks... that are unrelated to the content (Newby, 1991). Instilling intrinsic motivation in students allows them to take ownership of their learning (Lumsden, 1994). Extrinsic motivation, on the other hand, is said to be unrelated to the task and, in time, will evoke a...

  3. The effect of "white noise" on time perception, task satisfaction, and performance 

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    Stuart, Mark Alan

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the other two groups. The use of a path analysis indicated that there were significant (p (. 05) correlations between the high level of noise, the estimation of both intervals of time, task satisfaction, and performance, ACKNCMLEDGEMENTS The author... of Noise on Performance 12 Mean Time Estimations for 20-Second Interval and for 23-Minute Interval Per Group 15 Mean JDI Measures of Task Satisfaction Per Group 15 INTRODUCTION Some studies have showr, that the effects of high levels of noise pose...

  4. 1/13/2011 TERM CONTRACT LISTING COMMODITY/SERVICE NO COMMODITY/SERVICE NO COMMODITY/SERVICE NO

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    Papautsky, Ian

    /SERVICE NO Access Control/CCTV/Alarm System 710 Accounting Services - Student Loan 801 Advertising and Media Service 760 Asbestos Abatement (Hazardous) Consulting 820 Asbestos and Lead Abatement, Full Service 815 Uniforms 641 Dry Cleaning, Laundry Service, Lab Coat Rental Program 635 Dry Ice 633 Electrical Repairs

  5. Texas Farm Commodity Prices, 1947-52.

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    Childs, V. C.; McNeely, John G.

    1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of prices received by farmers for specified crops, Texas, by years, 1947-52' (August 1909-July 1914 = 100) nod grains Feed crops and hay Oil-bearing crops Cotton Pota- 235 306 233 195 169 281 160 264 438 195 142 217 359 246 209 171 279 195 255 410 217... 9314 29168 3926 4621 20621 11457 2 Unit Dollars 2.29 5.30 1.96 1.11 1.41 2.55 40.30 .357 75.00 .093 2.93 3.36 3.30 3.45 90.10 -85 2.06 8.15 1.80 2.22 .265 17.80 24.00 29.90 13.80 25.50 6.90 .217 .66 .67 -289 .330...

  6. Coal remains a hot commodity for Australia

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    Bram, L.

    2006-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Based largely on analyses by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics in late 2005 and early 2006, the article looks at the recent and near future export market for Australian coal. Demand in Asia is growing; European demand remains steady. Developments existing and new mines in Queensland are summarised in the article. 3 tabs.

  7. Duplex stainless steel: From specialty to commodity

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    Quick, J.M.A.; Geudeke, M. [Shell Internationale Petroleum Mij. B.V., The Hague (Netherlands)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Important applications of duplex stainless steel in the oil and chemical industry date from the seventies. Duplex stainless steel is attractive because it combines high mechanical strength, about the same as for carbon steel, and good corrosion resistance particularly against chloride stress corrosion cracking up to about 100 C. This paper highlights a number of examples that are typical for the potential as well as the problems associated with this type of material.

  8. A fundamental approach for storage commodity classification

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    Gollner, Michael J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Combustion (J/kg) ?H g Heat of Gasification (J/kg) k ThermalH c ) to the heat of gasification (?H g ) shown in table 2.3and ?H g is its heat of gasification. Polymer ?H c (kJ/g) ?H

  9. Security Commodity Team | National Nuclear Security Administration

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of ScienceandMesa del Sol HomeFacebook TwitterSearch-Comments Sign InNuclear Security

  10. EA-380 Freeport Commodities | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny:Revised Finding of No53197EFindingEA-257-CEA-296-B22441 AquilonEA-37579 FreePoint80

  11. Constllation Enrgy Commodities | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof EnergyInnovationinConcentrating SolarConsortiumConstellation NewEnergy,

  12. EA-380 Freeport Commodities | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China 2015 Business42.1Energy |Final Site-WideBPAPowerEEauthorizongCargill Power

  13. Merrill Lynch Commodities | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroup |JilinLu an GroupInformation Meier

  14. Coal combustion science: Task 1, Coal char combustion: Task 2, Fate of mineral matter. Quarterly progress report, July--September 1993

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    Hardesty, D.R. [ed.; Hurt, R.H.; Davis, K.A.; Baxter, L.L.

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Progress reports are presented for the following tasks: (1) kinetics and mechanisms of pulverized coal char combustion and (2) fate of inorganic material during coal combustion. The objective of Task 1 is to characterize the combustion behavior of selected US coals under conditions relevant to industrial pulverized coal-fired furnaces. In Sandia`s Coal Combustion Laboratory (CCL), optical techniques are used to obtain high-resolution images of individual burning coal char particles and to measure, in situ, their temperatures, sizes, and velocities. Detailed models of combustion transport processes are then used to determine kinetic parameters describing the combustion behavior as a function of coal type and combustion environment. Partially reacted char particles are also sampled and characterized with advanced materials diagnostics to understand the critical physical and chemical transformations that influence reaction rates and burnout times. The ultimate goal of the task is the establishment of a data base of the high temperature reactivities of chars from strategic US coals, from which important trends may be identified and predictive capabilities developed. The overall objectives for task 2 are: (1) to complete experimental and theoretical investigation of ash release mechanisms; (2) to complete experimental work on char fragmentation; (3) to establish the extent of coal (as opposed to char) fragmentation as a function of coal type and particle size; (4) to develop diagnostic capabilities for in situ, real-time, qualitative indications of surface species composition during ash deposition, with work continuing into FY94; (5) to develop diagnostic capabilities for in situ, real-time qualitative detection of inorganic vapor concentrations; and (6) to conduct a literature survey on the current state of understanding of ash deposition, with work continuing into FY94.

  15. Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems Construction Cost Reductions through the Use of Virtual Environments - Task 4 Report: Virtual Mockup Maintenance Task Evaluation

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    Timothy Shaw; Anthony Baratta; Vaughn Whisker

    2005-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Task 4 report of 3 year DOE NERI-sponsored effort evaluating immersive virtual reality (CAVE) technology for design review, construction planning, and maintenance planning and training for next generation nuclear power plants. Program covers development of full-scale virtual mockups generated from 3D CAD data presented in a CAVE visualization facility. This report focuses on using Full-scale virtual mockups for nuclear power plant training applications.

  16. High-Btu gas from peat. A feasibility study. Task 11. Technical support. Final report

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    Not Available

    1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In September 1980, the US Department of Energy awarded grant No. DE-FG01-80RA50348 to the Minnesota Gas Company (Minnegasco) to evaluate the commercial viability - technical, economic and environmental - of producing 80 million SCF/day of substitute natural gas (SNG) from peat. Minnegasco's project team for this study consisted of Dravo Engineers and Constructors (for design, engineering and economics of peat harvesting, dewatering and gasification systems); Ertec, Inc. (for environmental and socioeconomic analyses); Institute of Gas Technology (for gasification process information, and technical and engineering support). This report presents the work conducted under Task II (Technical Support) by the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT), the developer of the PEATGAS process, which was selected for the study. Task achievements are presented for: gasifier design and performance; technical support; and task management. 12 figures, 22 tables.

  17. Underground Test Area Subproject Phase I Data Analysis Task. Volume VII - Tritium Transport Model Documentation Package

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    None

    1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Volume VII of the documentation for the Phase I Data Analysis Task performed in support of the current Regional Flow Model, Transport Model, and Risk Assessment for the Nevada Test Site Underground Test Area Subproject contains the tritium transport model documentation. Because of the size and complexity of the model area, a considerable quantity of data was collected and analyzed in support of the modeling efforts. The data analysis task was consequently broken into eight subtasks, and descriptions of each subtask's activities are contained in one of the eight volumes that comprise the Phase I Data Analysis Documentation.

  18. Clustering-Based Simultaneous Task and Voltage Scheduling for NoC Systems 

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    Yang, Yu

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    - dress the voltage-frequency assignment problem for NoC. In [8], the voltage-frequency assignment and partitioning were performed after the tasks were bound to PEs and mapped to tiles. The whole procedure can be divided into two separate parts: first..., and the cluster agglomeration procedure. In the experiment, we compare our method with a sequential approach of task schedul- ing followed by voltage assignment [12]. The results show that our method can achieve 20% energy reduction on average under the same...

  19. The effects of temperature, clothing and task on job performance and worker satisfaction

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    Vickroy, Stephen Christopher

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    17 55. 68 1. 88 16. 88 6. 10 14. 72 0. 01 Z. 68 186. 42 0 20 1. 79 . 02 . 0002 . 92 . 0001 . 65 . 19 Error 112 9. 42 31 Figure 5 Temperature x Clothing Interaction for Working Conditions 16. 00 15. 00 14. 00 13. 00 12. 00... Satisfaction 11. 00 With 10. 00 Working 9. 00 Conditions 8. 00 7. 00 6. 00 5. 00 4, 00 (15. 4)x (7. 8) 1 i ght clothing (14. 1) x (6. 4) heavy clothing 65' temperature 32 Table 4 Temperature x Task x Clothing ANOVA for Intrinsic Task...

  20. Conference-EC-US Task Force Joint US-EU Workshop on Metabolomics and Environmental Biotechnology

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    PI: Lily Y. Young; Co-PI: Gerben J. Zylstra

    2009-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1990, the EC-US Task Force on Biotechnology Research has been coordinating transatlantic efforts to guide and exploit the ongoing revolution in biotechnology and the life sciences. The Task Force was established in June 1990 by the European Commission and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The Task Force has acted as an effective forum for discussion, coordination, and development of new ideas for the last 18 years. Task Force members are European Commission and US Government science and technology administrators who meet annually to enhance communication across the Atlantic, and to encourage collaborative research. Through sponsoring workshops, and other activities, the Task Force also brings together scientific leaders and early career researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to forecast research challenges and opportunities and to promote better links between researchers. Over the years, by keeping a focus on the future of science, the Task Force has played a key role in establishing a diverse range of emerging scientific fields, including biodiversity research, neuroinformatics, genomics, nanobiotechnology, neonatal immunology, transkingdom molecular biology, biologically-based fuels, and environmental biotechnology. The EC-US Task Force has sponsored a number of Working Groups on topics of mutual transatlantic interest. The idea to create a Working Group on Environmental Biotechnology research was discussed in the Task Force meeting of October 1993. The EC-US Working Group on Environmental Biotechnology set as its mission 'To train the next generation of leaders in environmental biotechnology in the United States and the European Union to work collaboratively across the Atlantic.' Since 1995, the Working Group supported three kinds of activities, all of which focus one early career scientists: (1) Workshops on the use of molecular methods and genomics in environmental biotechnology; (2) Short courses with theoretical, laboratory and field elements; and (3) Short term exchange fellowships. The short term exchange fellowships were created to enable young scientists to develop collaborations with colleagues across the Atlantic and to learn a new skill or expertise in the area of environmental biotechnology.

  1. Stereotactic body radiation therapy: The report of AAPM Task Group 101

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    Benedict, Stanley H.; Yenice, Kamil M.; Followill, David [University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 (United States); and others

    2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Task Group 101 of the AAPM has prepared this report for medical physicists, clinicians, and therapists in order to outline the best practice guidelines for the external-beam radiation therapy technique referred to as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The task group report includes a review of the literature to identify reported clinical findings and expected outcomes for this treatment modality. Information is provided for establishing a SBRT program, including protocols, equipment, resources, and QA procedures. Additionally, suggestions for developing consistent documentation for prescribing, reporting, and recording SBRT treatment delivery is provided.

  2. Underground Test Area Subproject Phase I Data Analysis Task. Volume VIII - Risk Assessment Documentation Package

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    None

    1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Volume VIII of the documentation for the Phase I Data Analysis Task performed in support of the current Regional Flow Model, Transport Model, and Risk Assessment for the Nevada Test Site Underground Test Area Subproject contains the risk assessment documentation. Because of the size and complexity of the model area, a considerable quantity of data was collected and analyzed in support of the modeling efforts. The data analysis task was consequently broken into eight subtasks, and descriptions of each subtask's activities are contained in one of the eight volumes that comprise the Phase I Data Analysis Documentation.

  3. Hawaii energy strategy project 2: Fossil energy review. Task 3 -- Greenfield options: Prospects for LNG use

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    Breazeale, K. [ed.; Fesharaki, F.; Fridley, D.; Pezeshki, S.; Wu, K.

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper begins with an overview of the Asia-Pacific LNG market, its major players, and the likely availability of LNG supplies in the region. The discussion then examines the possibilities for the economic supply of LNG to Hawaii, the potential Hawaiian market, and the viability of an LNG project on Oahu. This survey is far from a complete technical assessment or an actual engineering/feasibility study. The economics alone cannot justify LNG`s introduction. The debate may continue as to whether fuel diversification and environmental reasons can outweigh the higher costs. Several points are made. LNG is not a spot commodity. Switching to LNG in Hawaii would require a massive, long-term commitment and substantial investments. LNG supplies are growing very tight in the Asia-Pacific region. Some of the environmental benefits of LNG are not entirely relevant in Hawaii because Hawaii`s air quality is generally excellent. Any air quality benefits may be more than counterbalanced by the environmental hazards connected with large-scale coastal zone construction, and by the safety hazards of LNG carriers, pipelines, etc. Lastly, LNG is not suitable for all energy uses, and is likely to be entirely unsuitable for neighbor island energy needs.

  4. Indoor Airflow And Pollutant Removal In A Room With Floor-Based Task Ventilation: Results of Additional Experiments

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    Faulkner, D.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    C , "Displacement Ventilation Systems in Office Rooms,"Controlled Office Ventilation System," ASHRAE Transactions,of a floor-based task ventilation system designed for use in

  5. Retrieving Task-Related Clusters from Change History Martin P. Robillard and Barthelemy Dagenais

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    Robillard, Martin

    During software maintenance tasks, developers often spend an important amount of effort investigating source code. This effort can be reduced if tools are available to help developers navigate the source- vestigation include query-based source code browsers [9], association rule mining of change history [20

  6. A Web-Based Task-Tracking Collaboration System for the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model

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    Chen, Shu-Ching

    A Web-Based Task-Tracking Collaboration System for the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model Raul, FL 33199, U.S.A. hamids@fiu.edu Abstract--The Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model (FPHLM) is a large of residential insurance premiums as they relate to insured losses caused by hurricane winds. The modeling

  7. Adaptive Motion and Force Control of Robots Performing a Complete Task

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    Pagilla, Prabhakar R.

    . Typically, in many industrial applications such as robotic surface nishing, the robot moves in free motionAdaptive Motion and Force Control of Robots Performing a Complete Task Prabhakar R. Pagilla Biao Yu Abstract. In this work, we consider adaptive motion and force control of a robot perform- ing a complete

  8. Towards Energy Aware Scheduling for Precedence Constrained Parallel Tasks in a Cluster with DVFS

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    thus reducing the jobs' energy consumption. The green Service Level Agreement (SLA) is introduced in this research. By negotiating with users via green SLA, an energy-performance tradeoff algorithm is developedTowards Energy Aware Scheduling for Precedence Constrained Parallel Tasks in a Cluster with DVFS

  9. Up and Down MiniBuckets: A Scheme for Approximating Combinatorial Optimization Tasks

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    Dechter, Rina

    . Such performance improvements are crucial if we are to apply the scheme at every node in search algo­ rithms with each unary assignment of a value to a variable in combinatorial optimization problems. This task functions that can guide search algorithms for optimal solutions. The paper presents UD­MB, a new algorithm

  10. Up and Down Mini-Buckets: A Scheme for Approximating Combinatorial Optimization Tasks

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    Dechter, Rina

    - ing, we may get a linear speed up over a brute-force approxi- mation method. Such performance with each unary assignment of a value to a variable in combinatorial optimization problems. This task functions that can guide search algorithms for optimal solutions. The paper presents UD-MB, a new algorithm

  11. A Hierarchical Task Model for Dispatching in Computer-Assisted Demand-Responsive Paratransit Operation

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    Dessouky, Maged

    A Hierarchical Task Model for Dispatching in Computer- Assisted Demand-Responsive Paratransit Model for Dispatching in Computer-Assisted Demand-Responsive Paratransit Operation ABSTRACT, Dispatch Training #12;1 INTRODUCTION Demand-responsive paratransit service is on the rise. For example

  12. DISTRIBUTED REAL-TIME TASK MONITORING IN THE SAFETY-CRITICAL SYSTEM MELODY

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    Wedde, Horst F.

    -critical systems (such as nuclear power plants, distributed cooperation of autonomous robots in Outer Space that are typi- cally unpredictable, a very high amount of adaptability of sys- tem functions is demanded. SafetyDISTRIBUTED REAL-TIME TASK MONITORING IN THE SAFETY-CRITICAL SYSTEM MELODY Horst F. Wedde, Jon A

  13. On the E ect of Compliance in Robotic Contact Tasks Problem

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    1 1995 ACC On the E ect of Compliance in Robotic Contact Tasks Problem Shahram Payandeh, Assistant Professor Experimental Robotics Laboratory ERL School of Engineering Science Simon Fraser University Burnaby Introduction Various methodologies have been proposed in the literature for stable control of the robotic

  14. Digit frequency in the hospital! Designing for the task: What numbers are really used in hospitals?!

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    Subramanian, Sriram

    .wiseman@cs.ucl.ac.uk The task and the problem! Medical workers program infusion pumps to administer drug treatments to patients. This involves entering the volume and rate of medication to be infused. ! ! Occasionally errors are made during into infusion pumps on the ward? Logs from pumps were collected from four different wards in one hospital

  15. Environmental research on a modified in situ oil shale task process. Progress report

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    Not Available

    1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the progress of the US Department of Energy's Oil Shale Task Force in its research program at the Occidental Oil Shale, Inc. facility at Logan Wash, Colorado. More specifically, the Task Force obtained samples from Retort 3E and Retort 6 and submitted these samples to a variety of analyses. The samples collected included: crude oil (Retort 6); light oil (Retort 6); product water (Retort 6); boiler blowdown (Retort 6); makeup water (Retort 6); mine sump water; groundwater; water from Retorts 1 through 5; retort gas (Retort 6); mine air; mine dust; and spent shale core (Retort 3E). The locations of the sampling points and methods used for collection and storage are discussed in Chapter 2 (Characterization). These samples were then distributed to the various laboratories and universities participating in the Task Force. For convenience in organizing the data, it is useful to group the work into three categories: Characterization, Leaching, and Health Effects. While many samples still have not been analyzed and much of the data remains to be interpreted, there are some preliminary conclusions the Task Force feels will be helpful in defining future needs and establishing priorities. It is important to note that drilling agents other than water were used in the recovery of the core from Retort 3E. These agents have been analyzed (see Table 12 in Chapter 2) for several constituents of interest. As a result some of the analyses of this core sample and leachates must be considered tentative.

  16. Unaccounted-for gas project. Leak Task Force. Volume 4. Final report

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    Cowgill, R.M.; Robertson, J.L.; Grinstead, J.R.; Luttrell, D.J.; Walden, E.R.

    1990-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The study was aimed at determining unaccounted-for (UAF) gas volumes resulting from operating Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s transmission and distribution systems during 1987. The Leak Task Force quantified unintentional gas losses (leakage and dig-ins). Results show that 1987 gas leakage accounted for less than 5% of the operating UAF.

  17. Unaccounted-for gas project. Measurement Task Force (orifice meter studies). Volume 2B. Final report

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    Godkin, B.J.; Robertson, J.D.; Wlasenko, R.G.; Cowgill, R.M.; Grinstead, J.R.

    1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study was aimed at determining unaccounted-for (UAF) gas volumes resulting from operating Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s transmission and distribution systems during 1987. Activities and methods are described and results are presented for research conducted on orifice meter accuracy. The Measurement Task Force determined that orifice metering inaccuracies were the largest single contributor to 1987 UAF.

  18. Large-Scale Analysis of Individual and Task Differences in Search Result Page Examination Strategies

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    Dumais, Susan

    Large-Scale Analysis of Individual and Task Differences in Search Result Page Examination users examine results which are similar to those observed in small-scale studies. Our findings have differences on search result page examination strategies is important in develop- ing improved search engines

  19. A modified sorting task to investigate consumer perceptions of extra virgin olive oils Metta Santosa a

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    Abdi, Hervé

    of the extra virgin olive oil products. Consumer agreements were explained by 46% of the vari- ances found to the second stage of the sorting task was observed in the olive oil product structures. Con- sumers were asked differences in the usage of olive oil products, the majority of the consumers per- ceived the product set

  20. Deriving Human-Error Tolerance Requirements from Tasks Peter Wright, Bob Fields and Michael Harrison

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    Fields, Bob

    a means whereby, rather than relying on training as a means of improving operator performance, designers- logy (SHARP) by employing a software engineering nota- tion (CSP) that provides a bridge between to human error, describe a task notationbased on CSP which helps us to elicit requirements on human

  1. Robust Multi-Task Learning with t-Processes shipeng.yu@siemens.com

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    Tresp, Volker

    Robust Multi-Task Learning with t-Processes Shipeng Yu shipeng.yu@siemens.com CAD and Knowledge Solutions, Siemens Medical Solutions, Malvern, PA 19355, USA Volker Tresp volker.tresp@siemens.com Corporate Technology, Siemens AG, Munich 81730, Germany Kai Yu kyu@sv.nec-labs.com NEC Laboratories America, Cupertino

  2. AbstractMicromanipulation methods used for complicated tasks such as microrobot assembly and microvascular surgery

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    force measurement during micromanipulation. The geometry and placement of conductive liquid embedded locations and orientations are known a priori (automated pick-and-place assembly tasks). In other cases feedback in micromanipulation. Piezoresistive strain gauges [9-12] and optical Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG

  3. Ris-R-Report EFDA Task TW6-TPDS-DIADEV deliverable 2

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    a continuation of this work, and the following tasks were performed. 1) Optimisation of the design, considering and positions of mirrors and receiver horns. 3) A model experiment was set up in order to test and support Information Service Department Risř National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy Technical University of Denmark

  4. USING UML IN A NON-SOFTWARE DESIGN TASK: CREATING AN ELECTRONIC SOFTWARE ENGINEERING HANDBOOK

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    Dascalu, Sergiu

    USING UML IN A NON-SOFTWARE DESIGN TASK: CREATING AN ELECTRONIC SOFTWARE ENGINEERING HANDBOOK to future developments are also presented in the paper. Keywords: software engineering, electronic handbook & Engineering University of Nevada, Reno, USA {dascalus, muhanna, sreed}@cse.unr.edu 2 Department of Computer

  5. PPE Certification of Hazard Assessment Dept: Area: Job Classification/Task

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    Slatton, Clint

    PPE 7 Appendix A PPE Certification of Hazard Assessment Dept: Area: Job Classification/Task: HAZARDS (Circle Hazards) Describe Specific Hazards Identify Type of PPE Required for the Hazards Eye Hazard Impact Penetration Dust Chemical Radiation Heat Bioaerosols Projectiles Head Hazard Burn Electric

  6. DVFS Based Task Scheduling in a Harvesting WSN for Structural Health Monitoring

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    Simunic, Tajana

    of SHM measurements. Keywords - Energy harvester (EH); Task manager; Structural Health Monitoring (SHM energy reserves. Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) represents a great example of such an application in this type of system is the man- agement and conservation of energy while maintaining the minimum level of Qo

  7. Task scheduling in an energy harvesting WSN for Structural Health Monitoring Literature Survey

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    Simunic, Tajana

    Task scheduling in an energy harvesting WSN for Structural Health Monitoring Literature Survey Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems has proliferated in the last few decades [2] due to their ability inconsistent in its availability. A significant challenge in this type of system is the management

  8. Task Scheduling in an energy harvesting WSN for Structural Health Monitoring Project Progress Report

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    Simunic, Tajana

    of system is the management and conservation of energy while maintaining the minimum level of QoS requiredTask Scheduling in an energy harvesting WSN for Structural Health Monitoring Project Progress sensor networks in advanced Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems has proliferated in the last few

  9. Bi-criteria workflow tasks allocation and scheduling in Cloud computing environments

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    on resources virtualization and its business model is based on the concept of paying only for what customers--Although there are few efficient algorithms in the literature for scientific workflow tasks allocation and scheduling for heterogeneous resources such as those proposed in grid computing context, they usually require a bounded number

  10. VCG-based Truthful Mechanisms for Social Task Yingqian Zhang and Mathijs de Weerdt

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    de Weerdt, Mathijs

    ]. The efficient task allocation can only be found if the information of the available resources among agents, the (social or business) rela- tions between the participating agents play an important role, and thus and model the problem as an integer linear program (ILP), and on the other hand a polynomial- time

  11. Assessment Design The unit coordinator is responsible for designing effective, efficient assessment tasks. There are

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    2 Assessment Design The unit coordinator is responsible for designing effective, efficient influence student retention and study success if done effectively. Assessment load The number of summative task? What is the timing of assessment demands and due dates in relation to those for assessments

  12. Eliminating Software Task Overestimation Using Economic Game Theory to Create a Competitive Incentive System

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    McGaughey, Alan

    Eliminating Software Task Overestimation Using Economic Game Theory to Create a Competitive Incentive System T.J. Glazier It is common for software engineers to overestimate the time to successfully is an organizational behavior that is the product of tangible penalties for being late and no incentives for being

  13. TOP-C: Task-Oriented Parallel C for Distributed and Shared Memory

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    Cooperman, Gene

    TOP-C: Task-Oriented Parallel C for Distributed and Shared Memory Gene Cooperman College one, while maintaining most of the potential efficiency of the underlying parallel hardware. TOP-passing required by the underlying hardware. This article reviews the TOP-C model and then presents ongoing

  14. Transfer Learning of Hierarchical Task-Network Planning Methods in a Real-Time Strategy Game

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    Muńoz-Avila, Héctor

    simulations. Using simulations during the planning and learning process enables the system to get information, and simulation in a real-time strategy game engine. Introduction Learning in the context of automated planningTransfer Learning of Hierarchical Task-Network Planning Methods in a Real-Time Strategy Game

  15. LEARNING COMPLEX DOMAINS AND COMPLEX TASKS, THE PROMISE OF SIMULATION BASED TRAINING

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    LEARNING COMPLEX DOMAINS AND COMPLEX TASKS, THE PROMISE OF SIMULATION BASED TRAINING Ton de Jong in the sense that they have just emerged, but simulation learning environments help to realize these approaches in new type of contexts. The design of such simulation learning environments is a multifaceted endeavour

  16. Experimental Analysis of Task-based Energy Consumption in Cloud Computing Systems

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    Schneider, Jean-Guy

    Experimental Analysis of Task-based Energy Consumption in Cloud Computing Systems Feifei Chen, John is that large cloud data centres consume large amounts of energy and produce significant carbon footprints that minimise energy consumption while guaranteeing Service Level Agreements (SLAs). In order to achieve

  17. EAD and PEBD: Two Energy-Aware Duplication Scheduling Algorithms for Parallel Tasks

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    Qin, Xiao

    EAD and PEBD: Two Energy-Aware Duplication Scheduling Algorithms for Parallel Tasks on Homogeneous parallel applications. On the other hand, the ever increasing energy cost requires us to effectively conserve energy in clusters. To achieve the goal of optimizing both performance and energy efficiency

  18. Learning temporal structure for task based control Kingsley Sage a,*, A. Jonathan Howell a

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    Trahanias, Panos

    's internal models is shown to help the tracker deal with mid-term occlusion. We also show that VLMMs can Markov models (VLMMs) to allow for modelling of continuous input data and show that the generative to support expectation in task-based control using these behavioural models. The hand tracker forms a part

  19. The Abstract Task Graph: A Methodology for Architecture-Independent Programming of Networked Sensor Systems

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    Center 3333 Coyote Hill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA jreich, larner @parc.com Abstract The Abstract Task-provided code that implements the actual information processing functions in the sys- tem. Appropriate numbers and network configuration, with each node incorporating the user-provided code, automatically gen- erated glue

  20. Test Factoring: Focusing Test Suites for the Task at Hand Michael D. Ernst, research advisor

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    Liskov, Barbara

    Test Factoring: Focusing Test Suites for the Task at Hand David Saff Michael D. Ernst, research and Subject Descriptors: D.2.5 (Testing and Debug­ ging): Testing tools General Terms: Algorithms, Design, Performance, Verification Keywords: test factoring, mock objects, unit testing 1. Problem: slow, unfocused

  1. Test Factoring: Focusing Test Suites for the Task at Hand Michael D. Ernst, research advisor

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    Liskov, Barbara

    Test Factoring: Focusing Test Suites for the Task at Hand David Saff Michael D. Ernst, research and Subject Descriptors: D.2.5 (Testing and Debug- ging): Testing tools General Terms: Algorithms, Design, Performance, Verification Keywords: test factoring, mock objects, unit testing 1. Problem: slow, unfocused

  2. Decomposition of Human Motion into Dynamics Based Primitives with Application to Drawing Tasks

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    Murray, Richard M.

    to prevent a possible crime. Other applications include video-games and animation where virtual human motionDecomposition of Human Motion into Dynamics Based Primitives with Application to Drawing Tasks D dynamical systems and systems identification we develop a framework for the study of primitives for human

  3. IEA SHC TASK 44 and HPP Annex 38 Solar and heat pump systems

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    #12;IEA SHC TASK 44 and HPP Annex 38 Solar and heat pump systems T44A38 Dr. Anja Loose Institute for Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering (ITW) Research and Testing Centre for Thermal Solar Systems (TZS) Dr.itw.uni-stuttgart.de Institute for Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering Research and Testing Centre for Thermal Solar Systems

  4. Scheduling Heterogeneous Delay Tolerant Tasks in Smart Grid with Renewable Energy

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    Sinha, Prasun

    1 Scheduling Heterogeneous Delay Tolerant Tasks in Smart Grid with Renewable Energy Shengbo Chen sources of energy (e.g., harvested renewable energy), and allow for dynamic electricity price, or a business, which is equipped with renewable energy devices when electrical appliances allow different levels

  5. IEA-SHC Task 27: Environmental Performance Assessment of glazing and windows: context, overview, main concerns

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    IEA-SHC Task 27: Environmental Performance Assessment of glazing and windows: context, overview, environmental quality criteria will just widen the actual scope of the technical assessment of building products. The first question is a double one : Who will use environmental criteria related to the building products

  6. STARPU: A Unified Platform for Task Scheduling on Heterogeneous Multicore Architectures

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    to programmers' habits. As none of the main programming standards (i.e., MPI and OPENMP) currently address all the requirements of heterogeneous machines, important standardization efforts are needed. Unless such efforts, the OpenCL API is a very low-level one which basically offers primitives for explicitely offloading tasks

  7. Task-Sensitive Cinematography Interfaces for Interactive 3D Learning Environments

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    Zettlemoyer, Luke

    Task-Sensitive Cinematography Interfaces for Interactive 3D Learning Environments William H. Bares, a cinematography interface to 3D learning environments can dynamicallyplan camera positions,viewdirections, and cam modeling framework on student-environmentinteractions, we have constructed a full- scale cinematography

  8. Distributed Task Migration for Thermal Management in Many-core Systems

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    Qiu, Qinru

    chip complexity and power envelope elevate peak temperatures of chip and imbalance the thermal gradientDistributed Task Migration for Thermal Management in Many-core Systems Yang Ge, Parth Malani, Qinru York {yge2, pmalani1, qqiu}@binghamton.edu ABSTRACT In the deep submicron era, thermal hot spots

  9. DynAHeal: Dynamic Energy Efficient Task Assignment for Wireless Healthcare Systems

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    Simunic, Tajana

    's available battery capacity, varying wireless channel conditions, and network load. Our dynamic task assignment algorithm, "DynAHeal" adapts to such changing conditions, and improves the battery life. Our in wireless healthcare systems which consist of battery operated devices such as sensors and local aggregators

  10. Hawaii Energy Strategy Project 2: Fossil Energy Review. Task IV. Scenario development and analysis

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    Yamaguchi, N.D.; Breazeale, K. [ed.

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hawaii Energy Strategy (HES) Program is a seven-project effort led by the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) to investigate a wide spectrum of Hawaii energy issues. The East-West Center`s Program on Resources: Energy and Minerals, has been assigned HES Project 2, Fossil Energy Review, which focuses on fossil energy use in Hawaii and the greater regional and global markets. HES Project 2 has four parts: Task I (World and Regional Fossil Energy Dynamics) covers petroleum, natural gas, and coal in global and regional contexts, along with a discussion of energy and the environment. Task II (Fossil Energy in Hawaii) focuses more closely on fossil energy use in Hawaii: current utilization and trends, the structure of imports, possible future sources of supply, fuel substitutability, and energy security. Task III`s emphasis is Greenfield Options; that is, fossil energy sources not yet used in Hawaii. This task is divided into two sections: first, an in-depth {open_quotes}Assessment of Coal Technology Options and Implications for the State of Hawaii,{close_quotes} along with a spreadsheet analysis model, which was subcontracted to the Environmental Assessment and Information Sciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory; and second, a chapter on liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Asia-Pacific market and the issues surrounding possible introduction of LNG into the Hawaii market.

  11. Statement on Academic Freedom Final Report of the Academic Council Task Force

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    1 Statement on Academic Freedom Final Report of the Academic Council Task Force November 2011 Background In February 2011 the President of UCD requested the Academic Council to develop a policy statement on Academic Freedom. While the principle of academic freedom has been enshrined in the Universities Act (1997

  12. Linkage to Previous International PV Module QA Task Force Workshops: Proposal for Rating System

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This PowerPoint presentation, focused on humidity, temperature and voltage testing, was originally presented at the NREL 2013 PV Module Reliability Workshop on Feb. 26-27, 2013 in Denver, CO. It summarizes the efforts of previous QA task forces and proposes a QA rating system to differentiate the relative durability of model designs.

  13. Remote Food Shopping Robot System in a Supermarket Realization of the shopping task from remote places

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    Ohya, Akihisa

    Remote Food Shopping Robot System in a Supermarket ­Realization of the shopping task from remote- ulating remote objects. This system attempts to answer the challenge of extending mobile robot potentials in a supermarket from a remote location using the Internet. We built the prototype system by integrating custom

  14. Multi-source software on multicore automotive ECUs -Combining runnable sequencing with task

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    Navet, Nicolas

    in the automotive industry. One of the main reasons being that car manufacturers want to reduce the A. Monot mechanisms. Another crucial evolution in the automotive industry is that chip manufacturers are reachingMulti-source software on multicore automotive ECUs - Combining runnable sequencing with task

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

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    Taufer, Michela

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

  16. Task-parallel global optimization with application to protein folding C. Voglis, P. E. Hadjidoukas,

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    Dimakopoulos, Vassilios

    Task-parallel global optimization with application to protein folding C. Voglis, P. E. Hadjidoukas parallelization of a real application case that concerns the protein folding problem. The experimental evaluation, cluster programming, numerical differentiation, global optimization, protein folding. 1. INTRODUCTION Many

  17. Decomposition of Human Motion into Dynamics Based Primitives with Application to Drawing Tasks

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    Murray, Richard M.

    experiments 1 Introduction Building systems that can detect and recognize human actions and activitiesDecomposition of Human Motion into Dynamics Based Primitives with Application to Drawing Tasks D dynamical systems and systems identification we develop a framework for the study of primitives for human

  18. Motivation Influences Choice in the Exploration/ Exploitation Dilemma: Regulatory Fit Effects in a Gambling Task

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    Maddox, W. Todd

    , D.A., Maddox, W.T., & Markman, A.B. (in press). Regulatory Fit Effects in a choice task. PsychonomicMotivation Influences Choice in the Exploration/ Exploitation Dilemma: Regulatory Fit Effects appealing options. ­In category learning, a regulatory fit has been shown to increase exploration

  19. Many Task Computing for Modeling the Fate of Oil Discharged from the Deep Water Horizon Well

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    tons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. In order to understand the fate and impact of the discharged, causing the riser pipe to rupture and crude oil to flow into the Gulf of Mexico from an approximate depthMany Task Computing for Modeling the Fate of Oil Discharged from the Deep Water Horizon Well

  20. www.defra.gov.uk Report by the Forestry Regulation Task Force

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    or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit www for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Contents Ministerial Forward .......................................................................................................................22 #12;Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 4 Report by the Forestry Regulation Task

  1. Temperature-aware Task Partitioning for Real-Time Scheduling in Embedded Systems

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    Mishra, Prabhat

    Temperature-aware Task Partitioning for Real-Time Scheduling in Embedded Systems Zhe Wang, Sanjay-chip systems are in- creasing exponentially with Moore's Law. High temperature negatively affects reliability way to reduce the peak temperature in embedded systems running either a set of periodic heterogeneous

  2. Coordination of Multiple Vehicles for Area Coverage Tasks Garrett Winward Nicholas S. Flann

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    Flann, Nicholas

    vehicles is path planning. Path planning involves determining the shortest or most fuel efficient routeCoordination of Multiple Vehicles for Area Coverage Tasks Garrett Winward Nicholas S. Flann if multiple vehicles are involved. To use a team of automated vehicles safely and effectively they must

  3. The neural correlates of statistical learning in a word segmentation task: An fMRI study

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    Aslin, Richard N.

    history: Available online xxxx Keywords: fMRI Statistical learning Word segmentation Artificial language of this statistical learning mechanism in the do- main of language acquisition (see also Saffran, Aslin, & NewportThe neural correlates of statistical learning in a word segmentation task: An fMRI study Elisabeth

  4. The neural correlates of statistical learning in a word segmentation task: An fMRI study

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    Aslin, Richard N.

    language Sequence learning Broca's area LIFG a b s t r a c t Functional magnetic resonance imaging (f of this statistical learning mechanism in the do- main of language acquisition (see also Saffran, Aslin, & NewportThe neural correlates of statistical learning in a word segmentation task: An fMRI study Elisabeth

  5. BATTERY AWARE TASK SCHEDULING FOR A SYSTEM-ON-A-CHIP USING VOLTAGE/CLOCK SCALING

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    Kambhampati, Subbarao

    as that of shaping the current load profile so that the residual charge after the successful com- pletion of a task computing devices. The lifetime of such devices is directly dependent on the battery discharge profile such that the bat- tery lifetime is maximized. We propose a procedure that achieves this by shaping the current load

  6. Energy-aware Operation and Task Allocation of Autonomous Robots Falko Dressler, Gerhard Fuchs

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    Breu, Ruth

    Energy-aware Operation and Task Allocation of Autonomous Robots Falko Dressler, Gerhard Fuchs, 91058 Erlangen, Germany Email: {dressler,gerhard.fuchs}@informatik.uni-erlangen.de Abstract Energy-aware in the overall system becomes able to employ its energy resources much more efficiently. We see this energy-aware

  7. Training of Engineers and Managers An important task of the Earth Engineering Center

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    Qian, Ning

    ) Zhejiang University, Institute for Thermal Power Engineering (Prof. Kefa Cen) The Combustion and Catalysis.wtert.org/gwc Combustion & Catalysis Laboratory (CCL): www.cclabs.org Department of Earth & Environmental Engineering (EEETraining of Engineers and Managers An important task of the Earth Engineering Center and sister

  8. FMRI BOLD Cerebellar Activation of First-episode Schizophrenia Patients during the Tower of London Task

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    Thompson, Paul

    FMRI BOLD Cerebellar Activation of First-episode Schizophrenia Patients during the Tower of London difficulty (number of moves) when performing the Tower of London task. Left Figure: Example of a Tower Tower of London problem. (Yellow labels are for the purpose of illustration only and did not appear

  9. Rate dependence of task-related cerebral activations: a PET-study

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    De Schutter, Erik

    1999 L. Cornette1,2 , P. Dupont1,2 , H. Peuskens1,2 , G. Bormans2 , K. Claeys3 , E. De Schutter3 , L parametric-factorial design is completed with 2 passive viewing tasks. Twelve right-handed subjects

  10. Learning a Rendezvous Task with Dynamic Joint Action Perception Nancy Fulda and Dan Ventura

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    Martinez, Tony R.

    Learning a Rendezvous Task with Dynamic Joint Action Perception Nancy Fulda and Dan Ventura Ventura are with the Computer Science Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA (email: nancy@fulda.cc, ventura@cs.byu.edu). contributing to optimal joint policies appear undesirable

  11. Scheduling Parallel Task Graphs on (Almost) Homogeneous Multi-cluster Platforms

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Scheduling Parallel Task Graphs on (Almost) Homogeneous Multi-cluster Platforms Pierre these applications efficiently on parallel platforms has been a long-standing challenge. In the case of a single homogeneous platform, such as a cluster, results have been obtained both in theory, i.e., guaranteed

  12. Persuasion, Task Interruption and Health Regimen Timothy Bickmore, Daniel Mauer, Francisco Crespo, and Thomas Brown

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    Bickmore, Timothy

    and unhealthy dietary habits, are among the leading causes of death and chronic disease in the United States [21 in a relatively high compliance rate. However, as many recent studies in task interruption have shown other factors such as the emotional state of the user [15] and the modality of the interruption [1]. We

  13. System-Wide Energy Minimization for Real-Time Tasks: Lower Bound and Approximation

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    Xu, Cheng-Zhong

    - time solutions by exploiting its inherent properties. 1. INTRODUCTION Power management is importantSystem-Wide Energy Minimization for Real-Time Tasks: Lower Bound and Approximation Xiliang Zhong and Cheng-Zhong Xu Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Wayne State University, Detroit

  14. The Use Of Computational Human Performance Modeling As Task Analysis Tool

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    Jacuqes Hugo; David Gertman

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During a review of the Advanced Test Reactor safety basis at the Idaho National Laboratory, human factors engineers identified ergonomic and human reliability risks involving the inadvertent exposure of a fuel element to the air during manual fuel movement and inspection in the canal. There were clear indications that these risks increased the probability of human error and possible severe physical outcomes to the operator. In response to this concern, a detailed study was conducted to determine the probability of the inadvertent exposure of a fuel element. Due to practical and safety constraints, the task network analysis technique was employed to study the work procedures at the canal. Discrete-event simulation software was used to model the entire procedure as well as the salient physical attributes of the task environment, such as distances walked, the effect of dropped tools, the effect of hazardous body postures, and physical exertion due to strenuous tool handling. The model also allowed analysis of the effect of cognitive processes such as visual perception demands, auditory information and verbal communication. The model made it possible to obtain reliable predictions of operator performance and workload estimates. It was also found that operator workload as well as the probability of human error in the fuel inspection and transfer task were influenced by the concurrent nature of certain phases of the task and the associated demand on cognitive and physical resources. More importantly, it was possible to determine with reasonable accuracy the stages as well as physical locations in the fuel handling task where operators would be most at risk of losing their balance and falling into the canal. The model also provided sufficient information for a human reliability analysis that indicated that the postulated fuel exposure accident was less than credible.

  15. Waste isolation safety assessment program. Task 4. Third contractor information meeting

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    Not Available

    1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Contractor Information Meeting (October 14 to 17, 1979) was part of the FY-1979 effort of Task 4 of the Waste Isolation Safety Assessment Program (WISAP): Sorption/Desorption Analysis. The objectives of this task are to: evaluate sorption/desorption measurement methods and develop a standardized measurement procedure; produce a generic data bank of nuclide-geologic interactions using a wide variety of geologic media and groundwaters; perform statistical analysis and synthesis of these data; perform validation studies to compare short-term laboratory studies to long-term in situ behavior; develop a fundamental understanding of sorption/desorption processes; produce x-ray and gamma-emitting isotopes suitable for the study of actinides at tracer concentrations; disseminate resulting information to the international technical community; and provide input data support for repository safety assessment. Conference participants included those subcontracted to WISAP Task 4, representatives and independent subcontractors to the Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation, representatives from other waste disposal programs, and experts in the area of waste/geologic media interaction. Since the meeting, WISAP has been divided into two programs: Assessment of Effectiveness of Geologic Isolation Systems (AEGIS) (modeling efforts) and Waste/Rock Interactions Technology (WRIT) (experimental work). The WRIT program encompasses the work conducted under Task 4. This report contains the information presented at the Task 4, Third Contractor Information Meeting. Technical Reports from the subcontractors, as well as Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), are provided along with transcripts of the question-and-answer sessions. The agenda and abstracts of the presentations are also included. Appendix A is a list of the participants. Appendix B gives an overview of the WRIT program and details the WRIT work breakdown structure for 1980.

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over Our InstagramStructureProposedPAGESafety Tag:8, 2013 FINALTarget Chamber

  17. FOCUS ON STUDENTS: Principal's Task Force on Student Life and Learning at McGill Final Report

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    FOCUS ON STUDENTS: Principal's Task Force on Student Life and Learning at McGill Final Report, the Principal's Task Force on Student Life and Learning at McGill was struck by Principal Heather Munroe mandate to review issues affecting student life and learning at McGill, and has aimed to make a small

  18. University of Hawaii Advisory Task Group -Operational Assessment Report on System Level Administration Operating Policies and Practices

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    #12;University of Hawaii ­ Advisory Task Group - Operational Assessment Report on System Level") approved the formation of an Advisory Task Group on Operational and Financial Controls Improvement ("ATG of eight members, four members from the BOR, and four from private industry with expertise in financial

  19. SimPilot: An exploration of modeling a highly interactive task with delayed feedback in a multitasking environment

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    Gray, Wayne

    SimPilot: An exploration of modeling a highly interactive task with delayed feedback of cognition and the building of process models of taxiing. We describe a model, SimPilot, its initial feedback, threaded cognition; cognitive control; task switching. Introduction A good applied problem drives

  20. Oscillatory correlates of proactive interference in a recognition memory task 568.23 Marieke K. van Vugt1

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    van Vugt, Marieke

    ) Monsell (1978): recent nega- tives paradigm Sternberg recognition memory task well-defined stimulus space chan 14 Task PLS SS Results - within-subject analysis · differences between univariate and multivariate)) Stimulus space structural vs. temporal similarity: - accuracy RT proactive inter- fer- ence (PI) summed

  1. Dynamic Allocation of a Domestic Heating Task to Gas-Based and Heatpump-Based Heating Agents

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    Treur, Jan

    Dynamic Allocation of a Domestic Heating Task to Gas-Based and Heatpump-Based Heating Agents Jan for a domestic heating task is introduced and analysed. The model includes two alternative heating agents (for gas-based heating and for heatpump-based heating), and a third allocation agent which determines

  2. Task Modeling in Imitation Learning using Latent Variable Models Carl Henrik Ek, Dan Song, Kai Huebner and Danica Kragic

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    Ek, Carl Henrik

    in the sensorimotor systems, [4] proposed a coherent control, trajectory optimization, and action planningTask Modeling in Imitation Learning using Latent Variable Models Carl Henrik Ek, Dan Song, Kai about different manipulation tasks from scene observations. In this paper we present a probabilistic

  3. Because of the upcoming Jamestown 2007 quadricentennial, the Virginia Heritage Project Task Force Force of the Virtual

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    Beex, A. A. "Louis"

    #12;Because of the upcoming Jamestown 2007 quadricentennial, the Virginia Heritage Project Task Force Force of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) asked Colonial National Historical Park-1996, available on the Web. During 2003- 2004, the Virginia Heritage Project Task surveyed manuscript holdings

  4. Theory of mind in dogs: is the perspective-taking task a good William A. Roberts & Krista Macpherson

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    Indiana University

    Theory of mind in dogs: is the perspective-taking task a good test? William A. Roberts & Krista, that the perspective-taking task is not a good test of the domestication theory or of the theory of mind in dogs influenced by preexperimental training would provide less confounded tests of domestication and theory

  5. Advanced Turbine Systems Program conceptual design and product development: Task 4.0

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    Not Available

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Topical Report presents the results of Task 4 of the Westinghouse ATS Program. The purpose of Task 4 is to determine the technical development needs for conversion of the gas-fired ATS (GFATS). Two closely related, advanced, coal-based power plant technologies have been selected for consideration as the CFATS -- air-blown, coal gasification with hot gas cleaning incorporated into an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC), and the Second-Generation Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion (PFBC) combined cycle. These are described and their estimated performance and emissions in the CFATS are reported. A development program for the CFATS is described that focuses on major commercialization issues. These issues are in the areas of combustion, flow distribution, structural analysis, and materials selection.

  6. Comparing the Usefulness of Video and Map Information In Navigation Tasks

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    Curtis W. Nielsen; Michael A. Goodrich

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the fundamental aspects of robot teleoperation is the ability to successfully navigate a robot through an environment. We define successful navigation to mean that the robot minimizes collisions and arrives at the destination in a timely manner. Often video and map information is presented to a robot operator to aid in navigation tasks. This paper addresses the usefulness of map and video information in a navigation task by comparing a side-by-side (2D) representation and an integrated (3D) representation in both a simulated and a real world study. The results suggest that sometimes video is more helpful than a map and other times a map is more helpful than video. From a design perspective, an integrated representation seems to help navigation more than placing map and video side-by-side.

  7. Task-Driven Adaptive Statistical Compressive Sensing of Gaussian Mixture Models

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    Duarte-Carvajalino, Julio M; Carin, Lawrence; Sapiro, Guillermo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A framework for adaptive and non-adaptive statistical compressive sensing is developed, where a statistical model replaces the standard sparsity model of classical compressive sensing. We propose within this framework optimal task-specific sensing protocols specifically and jointly designed for classification and reconstruction. A two-step adaptive sensing paradigm is developed, where online sensing is applied to detect the signal class in the first step, followed by a reconstruction step adapted to the detected class and the observed samples. The approach is based on information theory, here tailored for Gaussian mixture models (GMMs), where an information-theoretic objective relationship between the sensed signals and a representation of the specific task of interest is maximized. Experimental results using synthetic signals, Landsat satellite attributes, and natural images of different sizes and with different noise levels show the improvements achieved using the proposed framework when compared to more st...

  8. A Heart for Interaction: Physiological Entrainment and Behavioral Coordination in a Collective, Creative Construction Task

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    Fusaroli, Riccardo; Roepstoff, Andreas; Tylén, Kristian

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Interpersonal physiological entrainment is increasingly argued to underlie rapport, empathy and even team performance. Inspired by the model of interpersonal synergy, we investigate the presence, temporal development, possible mechanisms and impact of interpersonal heart rate entrainment during individual and collective creative LEGO construction tasks. In Study 1 we show how HR entrainment is driven by a plurality of sources including task constraints and behavioral coordination. Generally, HR entrainment is more prevalent in individual trials (involving participants doing the same things) than in collective ones (involving participants taking turns and performing complementary actions). However, when contrasted against virtual pairs, collective trials display more stable HR entrainment supporting the idea that online social interaction plays a role. Furthermore, HR entrainment is found to grow across collective but not individual trials. In Study 2 we further show that in collective trials the dynamics of H...

  9. Using mixed-initiative human-robot interaction to bound performance in a search task

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    Curtis W. Nielsen; Douglas A. Few; Devin S. Athey

    2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mobile robots are increasingly used in dangerous domains, because they can keep humans out of harm’s way. Despite their advantages in hazardous environments, their general acceptance in other less dangerous domains has not been apparent and, even in dangerous environments, robots are often viewed as a “last-possible choice.” In order to increase the utility and acceptance of robots in hazardous domains researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory have both developed and tested novel mixed-initiative solutions that support the human-robot interactions. In a recent “dirty-bomb” experiment, participants exhibited different search strategies making it difficult to determine any performance benefits. This paper presents a method for categorizing the search patterns and shows that the mixed-initiative solution decreased the time to complete the task and decreased the performance spread between participants independent of prior training and of individual strategies used to accomplish the task.

  10. Summary report on the Solar Consumer Assurance Network (SOLCAN) Program Planning Task in the southern region

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    Browne, M. B. [comp.] [comp.

    1981-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of the SOLCAN Program Planning Task is to assist in the development, at the state and local levels, of consumer assurance approaches that will support the accelerated adoption and effective use of new products promoted by government incentives to consumers to meet our nation's energy needs. The task includes state-conducted evaluations and state SOLCAN meetings to identify consumer assurance mechanisms, assess their effectiveness, and identify and describe alternative means for strengthening consumer and industry assurance in each state. Results of the SOLCAN process are presented, including: a Solar Consumer Protection State Assessment Guide; State Solar Consumer Assurance Resources for Selected States; State Solar Consumer Protection Assessment Interviews for Florida; and state SOLCAN meeting summaries and participants. (LEW)

  11. Innovative nuclear thermal propulsion technology evaluation: Results of the NASA/DOE Task Team study

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    Howe, S. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Borowski, S. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH (United States). Lewis Research Center); Motloch, C. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Helms, I. (Nuclear Utility Services, Damascus, MD (United States)); Diaz, N.; Anghaie, S. (Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States)); Latham, T. (United

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In response to findings from two NASA/DOE nuclear propulsion workshops held in the summer of 1990, six task teams were formed to continue evaluation of various nuclear propulsion concepts. The Task Team on Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) created the Innovative Concepts Subpanel to evaluate thermal propulsion concepts which did not utilize solid fuel. The Subpanel endeavored to evaluate each of the concepts on a level technological playing field,'' and to identify critical technologies, issues, and early proof-of-concept experiments. The concepts included the liquid core fission, the gas core fission, the fission foil reactors, explosively driven systems, fusion, and antimatter. The results of the studies by the panel will be provided. 13 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  12. Electric Vehicle Preparedness: Task 1, Assessment of Fleet Inventory for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

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    Stephen Schey; Jim Francfort

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Several U.S. Department of Defense-based studies were conducted to identify potential U.S. Department of Defense transportation systems that are strong candidates for introduction or expansion of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Task 1 included a survey of the inventory of non-tactical fleet vehicles at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) to characterize the fleet. This information and characterization will be used to select vehicles for monitoring that takes place during Task 2. This monitoring involves data logging of vehicle operation in order to identify the vehicle’s mission and travel requirements. Individual observations of these selected vehicles provide the basis for recommendations related to PEV adoption. It also identifies whether a battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (collectively referred to as PEVs) can fulfill the mission requirements and provides observations related to placement of PEV charging infrastructure.

  13. IEA Wind Task 24 Integration of Wind and Hydropower Systems; Volume 2: Participant Case Studies

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    Acker, T.

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the background, concepts, issues and conclusions related to the feasibility of integrating wind and hydropower, as investigated by the members of IEA Wind Task 24. It is the result of a four-year effort involving seven IEA member countries and thirteen participating organizations. The companion report, Volume 2, describes in detail the study methodologies and participant case studies, and exists as a reference for this report.

  14. Tank waste treatment science task quarterly report, April 1995--June 1995

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    LaFemina, J.P.

    1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the work performed by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) during the third quarter of FY 1995 under the Tank Waste Treatment Science Task of the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Pretreatment Technology Development Project. Work was performed in the following areas: (1) analytical methods development, (2) sludge dissolution modeling, (3) sludge characterization studies, (4) sludge component speciation, (5) pretreatment chemistry evaluation, and (6) colloidal studies for solid-liquid separations.

  15. Unaccounted-for gas project. Accounting Task Force. Volume 1. Energy delivery and control. Final report

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    Luttrell, D.J.; Nelson, F.A.; Peterson, J.D.; Cowgill, R.M.; Waller, R.L.

    1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study was conducted to determine unaccounted-for (UAF) gas volumes resulting from operating Pacific Gas and Electric (PG E) Co.'s transmission and distribution systems during 1987. The Accounting Task Force analyzed purchases and transport received, sales and transport delivered, interdepartmental sales, and gas department use to determine the effect on UAF. Findings show that accounting adjustments and cycle billing have a major impact on the 1987 operating UAF.

  16. Age-related sensitivity to task-­related modulation of language-processing networks

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    Davis, S. W.; Zhuang, J.; Wright, P.; Tyler, L. K.

    2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

      &   Preprocessing.   Functional,   T2*-­?weighted   echo-­?planar   images   (EPI)   were   acquired  using  a  Siemens  3T  Tim  Trio  MRI   scanner   (Siemens  Medical   Solutions,  Camberley,  UK)  at   the  MRC... the accept- ability judgement task during scanning. 2.4. MRI acquisition and preprocessing Functional, T2*-weighted echo-planar images (EPI) were acquired using a Siemens 3T Tim Trio MRI scanner (Siemens Medical Solutions, Camberley, UK) at the MRC Cognition...

  17. Examining Associations between Emotional Facial Expressions, Relative Left Frontal Cortical Activity, and Task Persistence

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    Price, Thomas

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    -Chairs of Committee, Eddie Harmon-Jones Brandon J. Schmeichel Committee Members, Rebecca Schlegel Kelly Haws Head of Department, Ludy Benjamin August 2012 Major Subject: Psychology iii ABSTRACT Examining Associations between Emotional... Facial Expressions, Relative Left Frontal Cortical Activity, and Task Persistence. (August 2012) Thomas Franklin Price V, B.A., Gettysburg College Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Eddie Harmon-Jones Past research associated relative left frontal...

  18. ITER Building Design (D230-B), Task No. 28. Final report

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    NONE

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Project requires a set of buildings, each with its own distinct function, to support ITER`s mission. The Joint Central Team (JCT) has identified all the buildings in the set and has placed them in an efficient arrangement on the site. The JCT has developed a conceptual layout of each individual building. The buildings have been categorized into two main groups: (1) {open_quotes}Level 1 Buildings{close_quotes} which are on the construction schedule critical path and (2) {open_quotes}Level 2 Buildings{close_quotes} which, while important, are not on the critical path. The buildings are further categorized according to construction material, that is, {open_quotes}reinforced concrete{close_quotes} or {open_quotes}steel-frame on concrete slab{close_quotes}. This Report responds to the Project`s request to perform the initial structural steel design for all the {open_quotes}steel-frame on concrete slab{close_quotes} buildings. Of the twelve (12) {open_quotes}steel-frame on concrete slab{close_quotes} buildings, four (4) are Level 1 and eight (8) are Level 2 Buildings. This Report is a deliverable for the ITER Task Assignment entitled {open_quotes}ITER Buildings Design (D230-B){close_quotes}, also designated as Task No. 28. ITER U.S. Home Team Industrial Consortium members, Raytheon Engineers & Constructors (RE&C) and Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation (SWEC), teamed to perform Task 28. This task commenced in May 1995. It was performed in accordance with the design criteria specified by the ITER-JCT, San Diego Joint Work Site.

  19. NERI PROJECT 99-119. TASK 2. DATA-DRIVEN PREDICTION OF PROCESS VARIABLES. FINAL REPORT

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    Upadhyaya, B.R.

    2003-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the detailed results for task 2 of DOE-NERI project number 99-119 entitled ''Automatic Development of Highly Reliable Control Architecture for Future Nuclear Power Plants''. This project is a collaboration effort between the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL,) The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and the North Carolina State University (NCSU). UTK is the lead organization for Task 2 under contract number DE-FG03-99SF21906. Under task 2 we completed the development of data-driven models for the characterization of sub-system dynamics for predicting state variables, control functions, and expected control actions. We have also developed the ''Principal Component Analysis (PCA)'' approach for mapping system measurements, and a nonlinear system modeling approach called the ''Group Method of Data Handling (GMDH)'' with rational functions, and includes temporal data information for transient characterization. The majority of the results are presented in detailed reports for Phases 1 through 3 of our research, which are attached to this report.

  20. ExM:System Support for Extreme-Scale, Many-Task Applications

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    Daniel S. Katz

    2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The ever-increasing power of supercomputer systems is both driving and enabling the emergence of new problem-solving methods that require the effi#12;cient execution of many concurrent and interacting tasks. Methodologies such as rational design (e.g., in materials science), uncertainty quanti#12;fication (e.g., in engineering), parameter estimation (e.g., for chemical and nuclear potential functions, and in economic energy systems modeling), massive dynamic graph pruning (e.g., in phylogenetic searches), Monte-Carlo- based iterative fi#12;xing (e.g., in protein structure prediction), and inverse modeling (e.g., in reservoir simulation) all have these requirements. These many-task applications frequently have aggregate computing needs that demand the fastest computers. For example, proposed next-generation climate model ensemble studies will involve 1,000 or more runs, each requiring 10,000 cores for a week, to characterize model sensitivity to initial condition and parameter uncertainty. The goal of the ExM project is to achieve the technical advances required to execute such many-task applications efficiently, reliably, and easily on petascale and exascale computers. In this way, we will open up extreme-scale computing to new problem solving methods and application classes. In this document, we report on combined technical progress of the collaborative ExM project, and the institutional #12;financial status of the portion of the project at University of Chicago, over the #12;rst 8 months (through April 30, 2011)