Sample records for improved mobility control

  1. NOVEL CO2-THICKENERS FOR IMPROVED MOBILITY CONTROL

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    Robert M. Enick; Eric J. Beckman; Andrew Hamilton

    2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The first carbon dioxide thickeners have been successfully designed. Each thickener is characterized by a highly carbon dioxide-phobic functionality that imparts CO{sub 2}-solubility and a carbon dioxide-phobic group that facilitates viscosity-enhancing intermolecular associations. The design of each thickener required that appropriate balance of these groups to yield a compound that was at least several weight percent soluble in CO{sub 2} and capable of thickening the carbon dioxide by a factor of 2-20. Four types of thickeners were identified, fluoroacrylate-styrene copolymers (polyFAST), fluorinated telechelic ionomers, semi-fluorinated trialkyltin fluorides and small, fluorinated hydrogen-bonding compounds. Although significant viscosity increases (e.g. doubling the viscosity) were evidenced for each thickener during falling cylinder viscometry analysis, the polyFAST thickener provided the most dramatic increases at dilute concentration. PolyFAST is a bulk-polymerized, random copolymer of fluoroacrylate and styrene with a number-average molecular weight of about 500,000. It appears as a white, slightly waxy solid at ambient conditions. The fluoroacrylate enhances the CO{sub 2} solubility, while the styrene promotes intermolecular stacking of the aromatic groups. Although concentrations between 20-29 mol% styrene yield a thickener, the optimal composition of polyFAST for thickening was 29mol% styrene and 71mol% fluoroacrylate. Mobility measurements with a Berea sandstone core indicated that at a superficial velocity of one foot per day, a 0.5wt% concentration of 29%styrene--71%fluoroacrylate polyFAST tripled the viscosity. At concentrations of 1% and 1.5wt%, the CO{sub 2} viscosity increased by a factor of 8 and 19, respectively. If lower proportions of styrene are used, the compound will dissolve more readily in carbon dioxide but the viscosity enhancement will diminish. At higher proportions of styrene, the CO{sub 2} solubility decreases and the thickening capability also decreased, apparently due to the increased number of non-viscosity enhancing intramolecular interactions between the aromatic groups. The high price, environmental persistence, and lack of availability of bulk amounts of the fluoroacrylate monomer guided our final efforts of this work (and all of our efforts in its continuation) toward the development of inexpensive non-fluorous compounds. We have therefore initiated the design highly CO{sub 2} soluble polymers that can replace the fluoroacrylate. These hydrocarbon-based CO{sub 2}-philic compounds will then be incorporated into the structure of a compound that contains CO{sub 2}-phobic associating groups, yielding a commercial thickener.

  2. COMBINED MICROBIAL SURFACTANT-POLYMER SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED OIL MOBILITY AND CONFORMANCE CONTROL

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    Jorge Gabitto; Maria Barrufet

    2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many domestic oil fields are facing abandonment even though they still contain two-thirds of their original oil. A significant number of these fields can yield additional oil using advanced oil recovery (AOR) technologies. To maintain domestic oil production at current levels, AOR technologies are needed that are affordable and can be implemented by the independent oil producers of the future. Microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) technologies have become established as cost-effective solutions for declining oil production. MEOR technologies are affordable for independent producers operating stripper wells and can be used to extend the life of marginal fields. The demonstrated versatility of microorganisms can be used to design advanced microbial systems to treat multiple production problems in complex, heterogeneous reservoirs. The proposed research presents the concept of a combined microbial surfactant-polymer system for advanced oil recovery. The surfactant-polymer system utilizes bacteria that are capable of both biosurfactant production and metabolically-controlled biopolymer production. This novel technology combines complementary mechanisms to extend the life of marginal fields and is applicable to a large number of domestic reservoirs. The research project described in this report was performed by Bio-Engineering Inc., a woman owned small business, Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University, a Historically Black College and University. This report describes the results of our laboratory work to grow microbial cultures, the work done on recovery experiments on core rocks, and computer simulations. We have selected two bacterial strains capable of producing both surfactant and polymers. We have conducted laboratory experiments to determine under what conditions surfactants and polymers can be produced from one single strain. We have conduct recovery experiments to determine the performance of these strains under different conditions. Our results show a significant influence of nutrient regime on alternate production of surfactants or polymers for a Bacillus licheniformis strain, NIPER 1A. The main conclusion of this work is that NIPER 1A can produce both surfactant and polymer by nutrient regime manipulation. Our experiments proved that this property leads to improved oil recovery by increasing alternatively, oil mobility and conformance control.

  3. Improving performance of transmission control protocol (TCP) over mobile wireless networks

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    Bakshi, Bikram Singh

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of this research, we study thc eHect of (a) burst errors on wirelcss links, (b) packet size variation on the ivired network, (c) local error recovery by the base station, and (d) explicit feedback by the base station, on the performance of TCP over wireless... networks. It is shown that the performance of TCP is sensitive to the packet size, and that choosing a 'good' packet size results in performance improve- ments. While local recovery by the base station using link-level retransmissions is also found...

  4. Environmental Technology Verification of Mobile Sources Control...

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    Environmental Technology Verification of Mobile Sources Control Technologies Environmental Technology Verification of Mobile Sources Control Technologies 2005 Diesel Engine...

  5. COMBINED MICROBIAL SURFACTANT-POLYMER SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED OIL MOBILITY AND CONFORMANCE CONTROL

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    Jorge Gabitto; Maria Barrufet

    2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many domestic oil fields are facing abandonment even though they still contain two-thirds of their original oil. A significant number of these fields can yield additional oil using advanced oil recovery (AOR) technologies. To maintain domestic oil production at current levels, AOR technologies are needed that are affordable and can be implemented by independent oil producers of the future. Microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) technologies have become established as cost-effective solutions for declining oil production. MEOR technologies are affordable for independent producers operating stripper wells and can be used to extend the life of marginal fields. The demonstrated versatility of microorganisms can be used to design advanced microbial systems to treat multiple production problems in complex, heterogeneous reservoirs. The proposed research presents the concept of a combined microbial surfactant-polymer system for advanced oil recovery. The surfactant-polymer system utilizes bacteria that are capable of both biosurfactant production and metabolically-controlled biopolymer production. This novel technology combines complementary mechanisms to extend the life of marginal fields and is applicable to a large number of domestic reservoirs. The research project described in this report is performed jointly by, Bio-Engineering Inc., a woman owned small business, Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University, a Historically Black College and University. This report describes the results of our laboratory work to grow microbial cultures and the work done on recovery experiments on core rocks. We have selected two bacterial strains capable of producing both surfactant and polymers. We have conducted laboratory experiments to determine under what conditions surfactants and polymers can be produced from one single strain. We have conduct recovery experiments to determine the performance of these strains under different conditions. Our results do not show a significant influence of nutrient regime on alternate production of surfactants or polymers.

  6. Improved Mobility Control for Carbon Dioxide (CO{sub 2}) Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Silica-Polymer-Initiator (SPI) Gels

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    Oglesby, Kenneth

    2014-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    SPI gels are multi-component silicate based gels for improving (areal and vertical) conformance in oilfield enhanced recovery operations, including water-floods and carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) floods, as well as other applications. SPI mixtures are like-water when pumped, but form light up to very thick, paste-like gels in contact with CO{sub 2}. When formed they are 3 to 10 times stronger than any gelled polyacrylamide gel now available, however, they are not as strong as cement or epoxy, allowing them to be washed / jetted out of the wellbore without drilling. This DOE funded project allowed 8 SPI field treatments to be performed in 6 wells (5 injection wells and 1 production well) in 2 different fields with different operators, in 2 different basins (Gulf Coast and Permian) and in 2 different rock types (sandstone and dolomite). Field A was in a central Mississippi sandstone that injected CO{sub 2} as an immiscible process. Field B was in the west Texas San Andres dolomite formation with a mature water-alternating-gas miscible CO{sub 2} flood. Field A treatments are now over 1 year old while Field B treatments have only 4 months data available under variable WAG conditions. Both fields had other operational events and well work occurring before/ during / after the treatments making definitive evaluation difficult. Laboratory static beaker and dynamic sand pack tests were performed with Ottawa sand and both fields’ core material, brines and crude oils to improve SPI chemistry, optimize SPI formulations, ensure SPI mix compatibility with field rocks and fluids, optimize SPI treatment field treatment volumes and methods, and ensure that strong gels set in the reservoir. Field quality control procedures were designed and utilized. Pre-treatment well (surface) injectivities ranged from 0.39 to 7.9 MMCF/psi. The SPI treatment volumes ranged from 20.7 cubic meters (m{sup 3}, 5460 gallons/ 130 bbls) to 691 m{sup 3} (182,658 gallons/ 4349 bbls). Various size and types of chemical/ water buffers before and after the SPI mix ensured that pre-gelled SPI mix got out into the formation before setting into a gel. SPI gels were found to be 3 to 10 times stronger than any commercially available cross-linked polyacrylamide gels based on Penetrometer and Bulk Gel Shear Testing. Because of SPI’s unique chemistry with CO{sub 2}, both laboratory and later field tests demonstrated that multiple, smaller volume SPI treatments maybe more effective than one single large SPI treatment. CO{sub 2} injectivities in injection well in both fields were reduced by 33 to 70% indicating that injected CO{sub 2} is now going into new zones. This reduction has lasted 1+ year in Field A. Oil production increased and CO{sub 2} production decreased in 5 Field A production wells, offsets to Well #1 injector, for a total of about 2,250 m{sup 3} (600,000 gallons/ 14,250 bbls) of incremental oil production- a $140 / SPI bbl return. Treated marginal production well, Field A Well #2, immediately began showing increased oil production totaling 238 m{sup 3} (63,000 gallons/ 1500 BBLs) over 1 year and an immediate 81% reduced gas-oil ratio.

  7. Real Time Control Design for Mobile Robot Fault Tolerant Control.

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    Kuehnlenz, Kolja

    Mobile Robot. Cristian Axenie Automation and Industrial Informatics Department Razvan Solea, Lecturer, Ph-time distributed control application with fault tolerance capabilities for differential wheeled mobile robots mobile robot the author has been able to develop a hierarchical software application that minimizes costs

  8. Graph-Theoretic Connectivity Control of Mobile

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    Pappas, George J.

    ]­[23]. This research has given rise to connectivity or topology control algorithms that regulate the transmission powerINVITED P A P E R Graph-Theoretic Connectivity Control of Mobile Robot Networks This paper develops an analysis for groups of vehicles connected by a communication network; control laws are formulated

  9. Portable control device for networked mobile robots

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    Feddema, John T. (Albuquerque, NM); Byrne, Raymond H. (Albuquerque, NM); Bryan, Jon R. (Edgewood, NM); Harrington, John J. (Albuquerque, NM); Gladwell, T. Scott (Albuquerque, NM)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A handheld control device provides a way for controlling one or multiple mobile robotic vehicles by incorporating a handheld computer with a radio board. The device and software use a personal data organizer as the handheld computer with an additional microprocessor and communication device on a radio board for use in controlling one robot or multiple networked robots.

  10. Improving Mobility through a Hybrid Multipath Transport/LISP solution

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    ­ UdelaR, Uruguay #12;Improving Mobility through a Hybrid Multipath Transport/LISP solution Agenda Context) Eduardo Grampín (UdelaR, Uruguay) Roque Gagliano (UdelaR, Uruguay) Alberto Castro (UPC, Spain ­ UdelaR, Uruguay) Martín Germán (UPC, Spain ­ UdelaR, Uruguay) #12;Improving Mobility through a Hybrid Multipath

  11. ONTHEGO TEXT ENTRY: EVALUATING AND IMPROVING MOBILE TEXT INPUT ON

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    Starner, Thad E.

    ON­THE­GO TEXT ENTRY: EVALUATING AND IMPROVING MOBILE TEXT INPUT ON MINI­QWERTY KEYBOARDS A Thesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv I INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 Thesis Statement-QWERTY KEYBOARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 4.1 Blind Typing in Real

  12. Microbial controls on metal ion mobility

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    Leslie, Karla Louise

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    iii ABSTRACT Karla Leslie, Ph.D. Department of Geology, December 2012 University of Kansas In this dissertation, the biogeochemical controls on metal mobility in the... mineralization. iv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to acknowledge the many contributions that made completion of this work possible. My entire committee was not...

  13. Controlling dynamic contact transition for nonholonomic mobile manipulators

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Controlling dynamic contact transition for nonholonomic mobile manipulators V. Padois and P. Chiron the Genom controller on the h2bis nonholonomic mobile manipulator. I. INTRODUCTION For many years, research proposed to deal with the control of mobile manipulators. Modeling issues can be found in [2], [4

  14. Effect of Mobility on Power Control and System Capacity

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    Kumar, Anurag

    Effect of Mobility on Power Control and System Capacity in CDMA Cellular Wireless Networks Munish control, admission control and user mobility. We compare two methods for power control: Constant Re­ ceived Power Control (CRPC) in which the total power received at each base station (BS) is kept constant

  15. Reception-Aware Power Control in Ad Hoc Mobile Networks

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    Mans, Bernard

    Reception-Aware Power Control in Ad Hoc Mobile Networks Nirisha Shrestha and Bernard Mans Macquarie resource in ad hoc mobile networks, mak- ing power control a popular, yet crucial, technique. The network of power control non-trivial. For sake of simplicity, most existing power control protocols only consider

  16. DISTRIBUTED CONNECTIVITY CONTROL OF MOBILE NETWORKS, MARCH 2007. 1 Distributed Connectivity Control

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    Zavlanos, Michael

    DISTRIBUTED CONNECTIVITY CONTROL OF MOBILE NETWORKS, MARCH 2007. 1 Distributed Connectivity Control of distributed motion algorithms that guarantee connectivity of the overall network. In this paper, we address CONNECTIVITY CONTROL OF MOBILE NETWORKS, MARCH 2007. sufficient for global connectedness. Distributed

  17. Dynamics and Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Modular Manipulators

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    Li, Yangmin

    Dynamics and Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Modular Manipulators Yangmin Li & Yugang Liu control for modular manipulators (Melek & Goldenberg, 2003; Shen et al., 2002; Stoy et al., 2002). Parameter identification and vibration control for a 9-DOF reconfigurable modular manipulator were

  18. Power Control for Mobile Sensor Networks: An Experimental Approach

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    Amir, Yair

    Power Control for Mobile Sensor Networks: An Experimental Approach JeongGil Ko Department--Techniques for controlling the transmission power of wireless mobile devices have been widely studied in ad-hoc and cellular characteristics of these networks, such as severe resource constraints, suggest that transmission power control

  19. Dynamic Tracking Control of Uncertain Nonholonomic Mobile Robots

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    Guo, Yi

    by a kinematic model or a dynamic model, the tracking control problem of the system is classified as eitherDynamic Tracking Control of Uncertain Nonholonomic Mobile Robots Wenjie Dong and Yi Guo Department consider the tracking control of a nonholonomic mobile robot with parameter uncertainty and unknown dynam

  20. Demand Controlled Ventilation for Improved Humidity Control

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    Rogers, J. K.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Demand Controlled Ventilation for Improved Humidity Control James K. Rogers, P.E. One Blacksmith Road Chelmsford, Massachusetts ABSTRACT Recently introduced technology makes it possible to continuously monitor for humidity in numerous... is brought in for ventilation. The high "latent load" inherent in this hot, humid outside air is often the reason for installing excess chiller capacity and the cause of peak power demands. Recent concerns over poor indoor air quality (IAQ) due...

  1. Student use of Mobile TechnologyStudent use of Mobile TechnologyStudent use of Mobile TechnologyStudent use of Mobile Technology In CiCS (Corporate Information and Computing Services) we are always looking to improve our services.

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    Martin, Stephen John

    Page 1 Student use of Mobile TechnologyStudent use of Mobile TechnologyStudent use of Mobile TechnologyStudent use of Mobile Technology In CiCS (Corporate Information and Computing Services) we are always looking to improve our services. We are interested in your use of mobile technology (phones

  2. Improving Inventory Control Using Forecasting

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    Balandran, Juan

    2005-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    EMGT 835 FIELD PROJECT: Improving Inventory Control Using Forecasting By Juan Mario Balandran jmbg@hotmail.com Master of Science The University of Kansas Fall Semester, 2005 An EMGT Field Project report submitted...............................................................................................................................................10 Current Inventory Forecast Process ...........................................................................................10 Development of Alternative Forecast Process...

  3. Random access wireless networks with controlled mobility

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    Modiano, Eytan H.

    This paper considers wireless networks where messages arriving randomly (in time and space) are collected by a mobile receiver. The messages are transmitted to the mobile receiver according to a random access scheme and ...

  4. PATH FOLLOWING CONTROL FOR A MOBILE ROBOT PUSHING A BALL

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    Zell, Andreas

    PATH FOLLOWING CONTROL FOR A MOBILE ROBOT PUSHING A BALL Xiang Li, Andreas Zell Wilhelm-Schickard-Institute, Department of Computer Architecture, University of Tübingen, Sand 1, 72076 Tübingen, Germany {lix, zell}@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de Abstract: This paper focuses on the control problem of a mobile robot pushing a ball. In order to drive

  5. A MULTI AGENT CONTROLLER FOR A MOBILE ARM MANIPULATOR

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A MULTI AGENT CONTROLLER FOR A MOBILE ARM MANIPULATOR Sébatien Delarue, Philippe Hoppenot, Etienne, the person being strongly tributary of the assistance. The general method to control a manipulator arm manipulator, mobile platform Abstract: In the assistive robotics domain, and especially for disable people

  6. VISUAL-BASED PLANNING AND CONTROL FOR NONHOLONOMIC MOBILE ROBOTS

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    De Luca, Alessandro

    in the cartesian space. The mobile robot SuperMARIO used in our experiments is a two-wheel differen- tially drivenVISUAL-BASED PLANNING AND CONTROL FOR NONHOLONOMIC MOBILE ROBOTS A. De Luca, G. Oriolo, L. Paone, P: Visual feedback, nonholonomic mo- bile robots, motion planning, nonlinear control Abstract An integrated

  7. Optimal Power Control for Concurrent Transmissions of Location-aware Mobile Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks

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    Song, Yi

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a cognitive radio (CR) network, CR users intend to operate over the same spectrum band licensed to legacy networks. A tradeoff exists between protecting the communications in legacy networks and maximizing the throughput of CR transmissions, especially when CR links are unstable due to the mobility of CR users. Because of the non-zero probability of false detection and implementation complexity of spectrum sensing, in this paper, we investigate a sensing-free spectrum sharing scenario for mobile CR ad hoc networks to improve the frequency reuse by incorporating the location awareness capability in CR networks. We propose an optimal power control algorithm for the CR transmitter to maximize the concurrent transmission region of CR users especially in mobile scenarios. Under the proposed power control algorithm, the mobile CR network achieves maximized throughput without causing harmful interference to primary users in the legacy network. Simulation results show that the proposed optimal power control algori...

  8. How Control Improvements Save Process Heater Fuel

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    Dukelow, S. G.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , including instrumentation and controls. This provides an incentive for improving existing installations, especially for process heaters as compared to boilers. Control systems which optimize combustion air while improving other performance attributes...

  9. How Control Improvements Save Process Heater Fuel 

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    Dukelow, S. G.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , including instrumentation and controls. This provides an incentive for improving existing installations, especially for process heaters as compared to boilers. Control systems which optimize combustion air while improving other performance attributes...

  10. Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of an Omnidirectional Mobile Robot

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    Zell, Andreas

    , University of Tübingen, Sand 1, 72076 Tübingen, Germany Abstract. This paper focuses on motion controlNonlinear Model Predictive Control of an Omnidirectional Mobile Robot Xiang LI a,1 , Kiattisin problems of an omnidirectional robot based on the Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC) method

  11. Coordinated Control and Range Imaging for Mobile Manipulation

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    Kelly, Alonzo

    Coordinated Control and Range Imaging for Mobile Manipulation Dean Anderson, Thomas M. Howard manipulators currently deployed for explosive ordinance disposal are typically controlled via crude forms interface. The manipulator arms are controlled in #12;2 Anderson, et al. the joint-velocity space

  12. Control Freaks How Online and Mobile Communication

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    Lansky, Joshua

    : fighting wars, crunching numbers Photo caption: November 21, 1950, Princeton, NJ: "A new type of electronic Manufacture of computers: toxic waste Manufacture of mobile phones: depletion of rare metals 4 #12 Effects of New Language Technologies A "new" language exists Alternative names proposed include Electronic

  13. Improving the performance and reliability of mobile applications

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    Sivalingam, Lenin Ravindranath

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The mobile application ("app") ecosystem has grown at a tremendous pace with millions of apps and hundreds of thousands of app developers. Mobile apps run across a wide range of network, hardware, location, and usage ...

  14. A Modified Reactive Control Framework for Cooperative Mobile Robots

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    A Modified Reactive Control Framework for Cooperative Mobile Robots J. Salido a , J.M. Dolan a , J Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon Univ. Pittsburgh, PA 15213­3890 USA. Purely reactive approaches such as that of Brooks are efficient, but lack a mechanism for global control

  15. Mobile Agents: Application to services in mobile computing and architectural improvements

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    Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

    to the rapidly increasing growth of technologies of mobile networks and the Internet. The penetration. Main characteristic of this thesis is the adoption of Mobile Agents (MA) technology, description and evaluation of a framework for resource management in MA networks. Keywords: Mobile computing

  16. Adaptive gain improves reactor control

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    Whatley, M.J.; Pott, D.C.

    1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An interesting application of the modern control theory technique called adaptive control is presently in use on a process located at a plant in the Standard Oil Co. (Ind.) system. The results of this application are: first, the transformation of an uncontrollable process to a controllable one; and, second, a significant economic savings to the corporation. It also shows that a detailed analysis of the mechanical, chemical and control systems can provide both the basis for revising an existing control system and some of the reasons why that system is inadequate. The contrast between classical and modern control theories is seen in four major areas. In classical systems, the controller manipulates the error to calculate its output. The error is subjected to a limited number of analog computing functions such as multiplication by a constant and integration. Each controller has one specific strategy--to hold the measured variable at the setpoint. And each controller controls only one variable, independent of all others. In a modern system, the controller can manipulate many different variables in addition to the error to compute its output. Its computing power is unlimited in a practical sense. It can do all classical computations plus many others, including a table look-up. The controller can independently change its strategy as a function of time or the condition of the process. It can also control many variables at one time to accomplish a complex objective. The implementation of a modern control theory project requires a good understanding of the dynamic, as well as the steady-state character of the process. As you can see we are limited only by our understanding of the process, our imagination, and the economics of the situation.

  17. SURFACTANT BASED ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY AND FOAM MOBILITY CONTROL

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    George J. Hirasaki; Clarence A. Miller; Gary A. Pope; Richard E. Jackson

    2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Surfactant flooding has the potential to significantly increase recovery over that of conventional waterflooding. The availability of a large number of surfactants makes it possible to conduct a systematic study of the relation between surfactant structure and its efficacy for oil recovery. Also, the addition of an alkali such as sodium carbonate makes possible in situ generation of surfactant and significant reduction of surfactant adsorption. In addition to reduction of interfacial tension to ultra-low values, surfactants and alkali can be designed to alter wettability to enhance oil recovery. An alkaline surfactant process is designed to enhance spontaneous imbibition in fractured, oil-wet, carbonate formations. It is able to recover oil from dolomite core samples from which there was no oil recovery when placed in formation brine. Mobility control is essential for surfactant EOR. Foam is evaluted to improve the sweep efficiency of surfactant injected into fractured reservoirs. UTCHEM is a reservoir simulator specially designed for surfactant EOR. A dual-porosity version is demonstrated as a potential scale-up tool for fractured reservoirs.

  18. Evolutionary Algorithms for Learning of Mobile Robot Controllers

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    Hoffmann, Frank

    systems in order to bene t from the advantages of each methodology. Thirty years ago Lot Zadeh 6] founded for fuzzy systems using genetic algo- rithms. A exible, compact coding scheme for the genetic representation control, genetic algorithms, mobile robot, autonomous agent 1 Introduction The guiding principle of soft

  19. WSN Lifetime Optimization through Controlled Sink Mobility and Packet Bufferization

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    Boyer, Edmond

    delay. One solution to trade-off energy and latency is to consider hybrid routing schemes which combineWSN Lifetime Optimization through Controlled Sink Mobility and Packet Bufferization Tifenn Rault 20529 60205 Compiègne, France Abstract--Maximizing the lifetime of energy constrained wire- less sensor

  20. Controlling Wild Mobile Robots Using Virtual Gates and Discrete Transitions

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    LaValle, Steven M.

    Controlling Wild Mobile Robots Using Virtual Gates and Discrete Transitions Leonardo Bobadilla purposely design them to execute wild motions, which means each will strike every open set infinitely often, "wildly behaving" robots that move more-or-less straight until a wall is contacted. They then pick

  1. Surfactant Based Enhanced Oil Recovery and Foam Mobility Control

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    George J. Hirasaki; Clarence A. Miller

    2006-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Surfactant flooding has the potential to significantly increase recovery over that of conventional waterflooding. The availability of a large number of surfactant structures makes it possible to conduct a systematic study of the relation between surfactant structure and its efficacy for oil recovery. A mixture of two surfactants was found to be particularly effective for application in carbonate formations at low temperature. The mixture is single phase for higher salinity or calcium concentrations than that for either surfactant used alone. This makes it possible to inject the surfactant slug with polymer close to optimal conditions and yet be single phase. A formulation has been designed for a particular field application. It uses partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide for mobility control. The addition of an alkali such as sodium carbonate makes possible in situ generation of naphthenic soap and significant reduction of synthetic surfactant adsorption. The design of the process to maximize the region of ultra-low IFT takes advantage of the observation that the ratio of soap to synthetic surfactant is a parameter in the conditions for optimal salinity. Even for a fixed ratio of soap to surfactant, the range of salinity for low IFT was wider than that reported for surfactant systems in the literature. Low temperature, forced displacement experiments in dolomite and silica sandpacks demonstrate that greater than 95% recovery of the waterflood remaining oil is possible with 0.2% surfactant concentration, 0.5 PV surfactant slug, with no alcohol. Compositional simulation of the displacement process demonstrates the role of soap/surfactant ratio on passage of the profile through the ultralow IFT region, the importance of a wide salinity range of low IFT, and the importance of the viscosity of the surfactant slug. Mobility control is essential for surfactant EOR. Foam is evaluated to improve the sweep efficiency of surfactant injected into fractured reservoirs as well as a drive fluid for ASP flooding. UTCHEM is a reservoir simulator specially designed for surfactant EOR. It has been modified to represent the effects of a change in wettability produced by surfactant injection.

  2. Storage-Enabled Access Points for Improved Mobile Performance: An Evaluation Study

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    Tsaoussidis, Vassilis

    Networks and DTNs has been mainly con- cerned with storage and energy constraints for mobile devices and to which extend the storage and energy constraints can now be somewhat relaxed. We motivate our study basedStorage-Enabled Access Points for Improved Mobile Performance: An Evaluation Study Efthymios

  3. Mobile Monolith Polymer Elements For Flow Control In Microfluidic Systems

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    Hasselbrink, Jr., Ernest F. (Saline, MI); Rehm, Jason E. (Alameda, CA); Shepodd, Timothy J. (Livermore, CA); Kirby, Brian J. (San Francisco, CA)

    2006-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A cast-in-place and lithographically shaped mobile, monolithic polymer element for fluid flow control in microfluidic devices and method of manufacture. Microfluid flow control devices, or microvalves that provide for control of fluid or ionic current flow can be made incorporating a cast-in-place, mobile monolithic polymer element, disposed within a microchannel, and driven by fluid pressure (either liquid or gas) against a retaining or sealing surface. The polymer elements are made by the application of lithographic methods to monomer mixtures formulated in such a way that the polymer will not bond to microchannel walls. The polymer elements can seal against pressures greater than 5000 psi, and have a response time on the order of milliseconds. By the use of energetic radiation it is possible to depolymerize selected regions of the polymer element to form shapes that cannot be produced by conventional lithographic patterning and would be impossible to machine.

  4. SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF HYBRID SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS TO MOBILE ROBOTICS

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF HYBRID SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS TO MOBILE ROBOTICS Joel M. Esposito is particularly evident in mobile robotics because these systems typically have significant onboard computing and control of mobile robots is presented. It is our approach that reactive control and motion planning

  5. Sliding Mode Adaptive Neural-network Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Modular Manipulators

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    Li, Yangmin

    Sliding Mode Adaptive Neural-network Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Modular Manipulators Yangmin adaptive neural-network controller for trajectory following of nonholonomic mobile modular manipulators model of the mobile modular manipulator. Sliding mode control and direct adaptive technique are combined

  6. NONLINEAR TRACKING CONTROL OF A CAR-LIKE MOBILE ROBOT VIA DYNAMIC FEEDBACK LINEARIZATION

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    Hu, Huosheng

    NONLINEAR TRACKING CONTROL OF A CAR-LIKE MOBILE ROBOT VIA DYNAMIC FEEDBACK LINEARIZATION Erfu Yang Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan Keywords: Nonlinear tracking control, Mobile robot behaviour for mobile robots. This paper addresses the nonlinear trajectory tracking control problem

  7. RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF BART TRAIN CONTROL

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    Turner, D.B.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    equipment to resolve equipment reliability problems must bereliability problems was seen to be a mandatory first step in improving equipmentreliability of the Bay Area Rapid Tran- sit district's vehicle-borne Automatic Train Control equipment.

  8. Surfactant Based Enhanced Oil Recovery and Foam Mobility Control

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    George J. Hirasaki; Clarence A. Miller; Gary A. Pope

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Surfactant flooding has the potential to significantly increase recovery over that of conventional waterflooding. The availability of a large number of surfactant structures makes it possible to conduct a systematic study of the relation between surfactant structure and its efficacy for oil recovery. A combination of two surfactants was found to be particularly effective for application in carbonate formations at low temperature. A formulation has been designed for a particular field application. The addition of an alkali such as sodium carbonate makes possible in situ generation of surfactant and significant reduction of surfactant adsorption. In addition to reduction of interfacial tension to ultra-low values, surfactants and alkali can be designed to alter wettability to enhance oil recovery. The design of the process to maximize the region of ultra-low IFT is more challenging since the ratio of soap to synthetic surfactant is a parameter in the conditions for optimal salinity. Compositional simulation of the displacement process demonstrates the interdependence of the various components for oil recovery. An alkaline surfactant process is designed to enhance spontaneous imbibition in fractured, oil-wet, carbonate formations. It is able to recover oil from dolomite core samples from which there was no oil recovery when placed in formation brine. Mobility control is essential for surfactant EOR. Foam is evaluated to improve the sweep efficiency of surfactant injected into fractured reservoirs. UTCHEM is a reservoir simulator specially designed for surfactant EOR. It has been modified to represent the effects of a change in wettability. Simulated case studies demonstrate the effects of wettability.

  9. Cooperative control of a squad of mobile vehicles

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    Lewis, C.; Feddema, J.; Klarer, P.

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tasks such as the localization of chemical sources, demining, perimeter control, surveillance and search and rescue missions are usually performed by teams of people. At least conceptually, large groups of relatively cheap mobile vehicles outfitted with sensors should be able to automatically accomplish some of these tasks. Sandia National Labs is currently developing a swarm of semi-autonomous all terrain vehicles for remote cooperative sensing applications. This paper will describe the capabilities of this system and outline some of its possible applications. Cooperative control and sensing strategies will also be described. Eight Roving All Terrain Lunar Explorer Rovers (RATLERs) have been built at Sandia as a test platform for cooperative control and sensing applications. This paper will first describe the hardware capabilities of the RATLER system. Then it will describe the basic control algorithm for GPS based navigation and obstacle avoidance. A higher level cooperative control task will then be described.

  10. Control of a Mobile Modular Manipulator Moving on a Slope Yangmin Li, Yugang Liu

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    Li, Yangmin

    Control of a Mobile Modular Manipulator Moving on a Slope Yangmin Li, Yugang Liu Department. An effective control method is applied to the ntobile mudular manipulator control in case of moving on a slope mobile basis and manipulator were studied in [I]. A hybrid control idea was presented for robot control

  11. Automatic Mobile Robot Control and Indication Method Using Augmented Reality Technology

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Automatic Mobile Robot Control and Indication Method Using Augmented Reality Technology Koji Ohmori and remote indication using the augmented reality technology. Keywords: mobile robot, automatic control, Kobe 658-8501, Japan kunio@konan-u.ac.jp Abstract. A mobile robot is an automatic machine

  12. Adaptive Control to Improve Low Temperature Diesel Engine Combustion...

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    Control to Improve Low Temperature Diesel Engine Combustion Adaptive Control to Improve Low Temperature Diesel Engine Combustion Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24,...

  13. Johnson Controls Develops an Improved Vehicle Battery, Works...

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    Johnson Controls Develops an Improved Vehicle Battery, Works to Cut Battery Costs in Half Johnson Controls Develops an Improved Vehicle Battery, Works to Cut Battery Costs in Half...

  14. Determining the effectiveness of additives for the control of sweep and mobility in steamflooding

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    Strycker, A.R.; Madden, M.P.

    1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Steamflooding is currently the major EOR method used by industry. However, the recovery efficiency is often lowered by gravity override, viscous fingering, and reservoir heterogeneity effects. The injection of additives with steam to generate foam in situ has been proposed as a means to lessen these problems. This topical report details the experiments done so far with screening tests designed to predict the effectiveness of additives in improving the oil recovery efficiency by steam injection. The Foamability Screening, High Temperature-Pressure Foamability, and Mobility Control tests were used to evaluate an initial set of surfactant additives. Each test provided a comparison of surfactants according to the individual conditions of the tests. It was found that the rate of degradation of foams is sensitive to brine concentration, the higher the brine concentration the faster the degradation. In addition, it was found that the mobility is associated with the static foam stability of those additives. 22 refs., 5 figs., 7 tabs.

  15. A Concurrency Control Method Based on Commitment Ordering in Mobile Databases

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    Karami, Ali

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disconnection of mobile clients from server, in an unclear time and for an unknown duration, due to mobility of mobile clients, is the most important challenges for concurrency control in mobile database with client-server model. Applying pessimistic common classic methods of concurrency control (like 2pl) in mobile database leads to long duration blocking and increasing waiting time of transactions. Because of high rate of aborting transactions, optimistic methods aren`t appropriate in mobile database. In this article, OPCOT concurrency control algorithm is introduced based on optimistic concurrency control method. Reducing communications between mobile client and server, decreasing blocking rate and deadlock of transactions, and increasing concurrency degree are the most important motivation of using optimistic method as the basis method of OPCOT algorithm. To reduce abortion rate of transactions, in execution time of transactions` operators a timestamp is assigned to them. In other to checking commitment o...

  16. An Optimal Control Policy in a Mobile Cloud Computing System Based on Stochastic Data

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    Pedram, Massoud

    An Optimal Control Policy in a Mobile Cloud Computing System Based on Stochastic Data Xue Lin Angeles, CA, USA {xuelin, yanzhiwa, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract--The emerging mobile cloud computing (MCC sum. Keywords--mobile cloud computing; remote processing; dynamic voltage and frequency scaling I

  17. Proceedings IROS 2000 Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Takamatsu, Japan Planning and Model-Based Control for Mobile Manipulators

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    Papadopoulos, Evangelos

    and Model-Based Control for Mobile Manipulators Evangelos Papadopoulos and John Poulakakis Department-line approach for motion control of mobile manipulators using augmented Jacobian matrices, [8]. The approach on trajectory planning and control for mobile manipulators. Two commonly available mobile platforms, a car

  18. Coordination and partial decoupling in tracking control for wheeled mobile manipulators

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Coordination and partial decoupling in tracking control for wheeled mobile manipulators V. Padois'Azereix, 65016 Tarbes Cedex Abstract We consider tracking control for mobile manipulators built from a wheeled of manipulation, the user has to control the location (position and orientation) of the tool or the grip of his

  19. Sliding Mode Adaptive Neural-Network Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Modular Manipulators

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    Li, Yangmin

    Sliding Mode Adaptive Neural-Network Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Modular Manipulators YUGANG the dynamic model of the mobile mod- ular manipulator. Sliding mode control and direct adaptive technique modular manipulator, sliding mode control. 1. Introduction In the past decades, modular manipulators have

  20. Improved control strategy for parallel logic programming

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    Chung, I.J.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this dissertation is to formulate an improved control strategy for parallel logic programming and to verify that the complexity of the parallel logic programs with this control strategy would be much less than the complexity of the other logic programs. The proposed control strategy is a combination of committed choice nondeterminism, and the data-flow model. The commit operator would be used for committed choice nondeterminism, and the primitives based on the dataflow model would be used to control AND-parallelism and OR-parallelism. With this proposed control strategy, the maximum useful parallelism can be explained with optimal granularity by controlling useless parallelism and limiting the branching factor. For justification of the proposed control strategy, it is suggested that the complexity of the computations of alternating Turing machines, which include a generalization of nondeterminism, can be used for the abstract cost function of logic programs. As justification of the proposed idea, the author bases a comparison of parallel logic programs on a model utilizing alternating Turing machines. The author shows that a natural reduction of the alternating Turing machine for the proposed control strategy yields a deterministic Turing machine whose complexity is linearly- related to that of the alternating Turing machine. However such a reduction for the conventional committed choice nondeterminism has complexity that is quadratically related to that of the alternating Turing machine.

  1. Mining Call and Mobility Data to Improve Paging Efficiency in Cellular Networks

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    , Data Mining, CDMA 1. INTRODUCTION Location management is a key component in the operation of cellularMining Call and Mobility Data to Improve Paging Efficiency in Cellular Networks Hui Zang Sprint a different, data-driven approach in how we design and evaluate our solution. Specifically, we mine more than

  2. acid improves global: Topics by E-print Network

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    Global methodology in control architecture to improve mobile robot reliability B. Durand, K. Godary a global methodology devel- oped to increase the reliability of mobile...

  3. An Efficient Hybrid Power Control Algorithm for Capacity Improvement of CDMA-based Fixed Wireless Applications

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    Zeeshan, Muhammad; Malik, Muhammad Yasir

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In Fixed Wireless Applications (FWA), the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) is the most promising candidate for wideband data access. The reason is the soft limit on the number of active mobile devices. Many Fixed Wireless Applications impose an upper bound on the BER performance which restricts the increase in number of mobile users. The number of active mobile users or Capacity is further reduced in Multipath Fading Environment (MFE). This paper presents an effective method of improving the capacity of CDMA based Fixed Wireless Networks by using a hybrid power control algorithm. The proposed scheme improves the capacity two times as compared to the conventional CDMA based networks. Simulation results have been presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.

  4. FEASABILITY OF A MOBILE ROBOT WITH ALTERNATIVE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A CHILD WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

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    Stansfield, Sharon

    1 FEASABILITY OF A MOBILE ROBOT WITH ALTERNATIVE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A CHILD WITH CEREBRAL PALSY Carole W. Dennis, OT, ScD, Sharon Stansfield, PhD, and Hélène M. Larin, PT, PhD Ithaca College, Ithaca report is to describe the development of a safe robotic mobility device with an alternative control

  5. Coverage Control for A Mobile Robot Patrolling A Dynamic and Uncertain Environment

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    Guo, Yi

    Coverage Control for A Mobile Robot Patrolling A Dynamic and Uncertain Environment Yi Guo and Zhihua Qu Abstract-- In mobile robot applications such as cleaning and security patrolling, a fundamentally important problem is to design feasible trajectories and steering control so that the robot moves

  6. Control Model Learning for Whole-Body Mobile Manipulation Scott Kuindersma

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Control Model Learning for Whole-Body Mobile Manipulation Scott Kuindersma Computer Science. In our ongoing work, we hope to demonstrate the utility of learned control models for whole- body mobile manipulation. In what follows we discuss pre- liminary work on learning a forward model of the dynamics

  7. Improved Engine Control Strategies Enabled by Digital Signal...

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    Control Strategies Enabled by Digital Signal-Processing Method for Zirconia Exhaust Sensors Improved Engine Control Strategies Enabled by Digital Signal-Processing Method for...

  8. Controls on arsenic mobility in contaminated wetland and riverbed streams

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    Keon, Nicole E. (Nicole Elise), 1974-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Arsenic mobility and transport in the environment are strongly influenced by associations with solid phases. This dissertation investigates the mechanisms affecting arsenic retention in contaminated wetland and riverbed ...

  9. Cooperative system and method using mobile robots for testing a cooperative search controller

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    Byrne, Raymond H. (Albuquerque, NM); Harrington, John J. (Albuquerque, NM); Eskridge, Steven E. (Albuquerque, NM); Hurtado, John E. (College Station, TX)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A test system for testing a controller provides a way to use large numbers of miniature mobile robots to test a cooperative search controller in a test area, where each mobile robot has a sensor, a communication device, a processor, and a memory. A method of using a test system provides a way for testing a cooperative search controller using multiple robots sharing information and communicating over a communication network.

  10. Improving Ion Mobility Measurement Sensitivity by Utilizing Helium in an Ion Funnel-Trap

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    Ibrahim, Yehia M.; Garimella, Venkata BS; Tolmachev, Aleksey V.; Baker, Erin Shammel; Smith, Richard D.

    2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ion mobility instruments that utilize nitrogen as buffer gas are often preceded by an ion trap and accumulation region that also uses nitrogen, and for different inert gases no significant effects upon performance are expected for IMS of larger ions. However, we have observed significantly improved performance for an ion funnel trap upon adding helium; the signal intensities for higher m/z species were improved by more than an order of magnitude compared to using pure nitrogen. The effect of helium upon IMS resolving power was also studied by introducing a He/N2 gas mixture into the drift cell, and in some cases a slight improvement was observed compared to pure N2. The improvement in signal can be largely attributed to faster and more efficient ion ejection into the drift tube from the ion funnel trap.

  11. KINEMATIC CONTROL OF A NONHOLONOMIC WHEELED MOBILE MANIPULATOR A DIFFERENTIAL FLATNESS APPROACH

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    Krovi, Venkat

    the terminal conditions in the flat output space while control design reduces to a pole-placement problem) electro-mechanical testing. NOMENCLATURE WMR Wheeled Mobile Robot WMM Wheeled Mobile Manipulator ( ),x y Cartesian coordinates of the center of the wheel axle of the WMR Orientation of the WMR with respect

  12. Self-Optimization in Mobile Cellular Networks: Power Control and User Association

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Self-Optimization in Mobile Cellular Networks: Power Control and User Association Chung Shue Chen develop mathematical and algorith- mic tools for the self-optimization of mobile cellular networks the wireless devices are proposed. We focus on the optimization of transmit power and of user association

  13. Global methodology in control architecture to improve mobile robot reliability

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    (valid interval value verification), safety-bag checks (command verification), and model-based monitoring and diagnosis (detection of any inconsistency between measured system data and corre- sponding model values) [3. Robots are fitted with numerous powerful sensors which provide accurate information about the robot state

  14. Novel CO2-Thickeners for Improved Mobility Control

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    Enick, Dr. Robert M.; Beckman, Dr. Eric J.; Hamilton, Dr. Andrew

    2002-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this contract was to design, synthesize, and characterize thickening agents for dense carbon dioxide and to evaluate their solubility and viscosity-enhancing potential in CO2.

  15. Novel CO{sub 2}-thickeners for improved mobility control

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    Enick, Dr. Robert M.; Beckman, Dr. Eric J.; Hamilton, Dr. Andrew

    2000-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this study was to design, synthesize, and characterize thickening agents for dense carbon dioxide and to evaluate their solubility and viscosity-enhancing potential in CO{sub 2}. Previously, hydrocarbon-fluorocarbon random copolymers, sulfated hydrocarbon-fluorocarbon random copolymers, semifluorinated trialkyltin fluorides and small hydrogen-bonding compounds were evaluated. Random copolymers of styrene and heptadecafluorodecyl acrylate yielded substantial increases in viscosity. The amount of styrene varied between 22--40 mole% in the copolymer. Falling cylinder viscometry results indicated that the 29% styrene--71% fluoroacrylate copolymer induced (at 295K and 34.5 Mpa) increases of 10, 60 and 250 at copolymer concentrations of 1, 3 and 5wt%, respectively.

  16. Dynamic Modeling and Adaptive Neural-Fuzzy Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Manipulators Moving on a Slope 1 Dynamic Modeling and Adaptive Neural-Fuzzy Control for

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    Li, Yangmin

    Dynamic Modeling and Adaptive Neural-Fuzzy Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Manipulators Moving on a Slope 1 Dynamic Modeling and Adaptive Neural-Fuzzy Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Manipulators Moving manipulator, neural-fuzzy control, nonholonomic. 1. INTRODUCTION Intelligent and autonomous mobile

  17. A unified framework for reactive control of wheeled mobile manipulators V. Padois, J.-Y. Fourquet, P. Chiron

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A unified framework for reactive control of wheeled mobile manipulators V. Padois, J.-Y. Fourquet well suited for reactive control approaches which, in the case of mobile manipulation missions a unified modeling framework for wheeled mobile manipulators (WMM). Where most work in the literature often

  18. RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF BART TRAIN CONTROL

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    Turner, D.B.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2) of the BART Automatic Train Control System. BART 74-111,systems. The unique level of sophistication automatic train controls

  19. MOTION CONTROL OF AN OMNIDIRECTIONAL MOBILE ROBOT Xiang Li, Andreas Zell

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    Zell, Andreas

    MOTION CONTROL OF AN OMNIDIRECTIONAL MOBILE ROBOT Xiang Li, Andreas Zell Wilhelm-Schickard-Institute, Departmant of Computer Architecture, University of T¨ubingen, Sand 1, 72076 T¨ubingen, Germany xiang, actuator saturation, path following control. Abstract: This paper focuses on the motion control problem

  20. Quality improvement and control based on defect reduction

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    Dai, Qi, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis addresses the quality improvement in a printing process at a food packaging company now experiencing hundreds of printing defects. Methodologies of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC), and ...

  1. Development of A Cryogenic Drift Cell Spectrometer and Methods for Improving the Analytical Figures of Merit for Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry Analysis 

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    May, Jody C.

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A cryogenic (325-80 K) ion mobility-mass spectrometer was designed and constructed in order to improve the analytical figures-of-merit for the chemical analysis of small mass analytes using ion mobility-mass spectrometry. ...

  2. Controlling mobility via rapidly oscillating time-periodic stimulus

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    Prasun Sarkar; Alok Kumar Maity; Anindita Shit; Sudip Chattopadhyay; Jyotipratim Ray Chaudhuri; Suman K Banik

    2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    To address the dynamics of a Brownian particle on a periodic symmetric substrate under high-frequency periodic forcing with a vanishing time average, we construct an effective Langevin dynamics by invoking Kapitza-Landau time window. Our result is then exploited to simulate the mobility both for original and effective dynamics which are in good agreement with theoretical predictions. This close agreement and the enhancement of mobility are very robust against the tailoring of amplitude-to-frequency ratio which substantiates the correctness of our calculation. Present results may be illuminating for understanding the dynamics of cold atoms in electromagnetic fields.

  3. Kinematic and dynamic model-based control of wheeled mobile manipulators: a unified framework for reactive approaches

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Kinematic and dynamic model-based control of wheeled mobile manipulators: a unified framework aims at providing a unified modeling framework for the reactive control of wheeled mobile manipulators systems is given. This modeling framework is particularly well suited for reactive control approaches

  4. Sequestration of CO2 in the Altmark natural gas field, Germany: Mobility control to extend enhanced gas recovery

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    Rebscher, D.; May, F.; Oldenburg, C.M.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE ALTMARK NATURAL GAS FIELD, GERMANY: MOBILITY CONTROL TOStilleweg 2 D-30655 Hannover Germany average 8 % (Schumachernatural gas reservoir, Germany. Our approach is numerical

  5. On designing improved controllers for AQM routers supporting TCP ows

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    On designing improved controllers for AQM routers supporting TCP ows #3; Chris Hollot 1 Vishal guidelines for designing stable controllers subject to network parameters like load level, propogation delay observed with RED. In [5], we performed a control theoretic analysis of a linearized model of TCP and RED

  6. TR-IIS-11-004 An Integrated Network Mobility

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    TR-IIS-11-004 An Integrated Network Mobility Management and Call Admission Control Scheme/tr11.html #12;An Integrated Network Mobility Management and Call Admission Control Scheme improvements however, are clashing with similarly impressive achievements in smart mobile device technology

  7. Using Subjective Confidence to Improve Metacognitive Monitoring Accuracy and Control

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    Miller, Tyler

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    USING SUBJECTIVE CONFIDENCE TO IMPROVE METACOGNITIVE MONITORING ACCURACY AND CONTROL A Dissertation by TYLER MICHAEL MILLER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... Michael Miller USING SUBJECTIVE CONFIDENCE TO IMPROVE METACOGNITIVE MONITORING ACCURACY AND CONTROL A Dissertation by TYLER MICHAEL MILLER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  8. Disorder-induced mobility edges and heat flow control in anharmonic acoustic chains

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    Flach, Sergej

    in cutting-edge fields of research from across the whole of physics. Each compilation is led by its own CoOFFPRINT Disorder-induced mobility edges and heat flow control in anharmonic acoustic chains M acceptance decisions 1 Impact Factor ­ The 2009 Impact Factor increased by 31% to 2.893; your work

  9. Distributed Connectivity Control of Mobile Networks Michael M. Zavlanos and George J. Pappas

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    Pappas, George J.

    Distributed Connectivity Control of Mobile Networks Michael M. Zavlanos and George J. Pappas potential fields are used to maintain existing links in the network. Second, distributed coordination and distributed eigenvector computation is considered in [5]. Network connectivity for double integrator agents

  10. Improved Boiler System Operation with Real-time Chemical Control 

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    Bloom, D.; Jenkins, B.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and increased energy costs. Next, the boiler scale inhibitor feed and control was switched to the new boiler controller. The controller uses an inert tracer which directly correlates to the amount of inhibitor in the sample monitored. This guarantees... to improve average levels of inhibitor by 30%. See Table 2. The new automation control achieved an average of 3.99 ppm with a target of 4.0 ppm. Even during variable steam loads the boiler controller maintained the consistency of the inhibitor...

  11. Distributed Planning and Control for Teams of Cooperating Mobile Robots

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    Parker, L.E.

    2004-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This CRADA project involved the cooperative research of investigators in ORNL's Center for Engineering Science Advanced Research (CESAR) with researchers at Caterpillar, Inc. The subject of the research was the development of cooperative control strategies for autonomous vehicles performing applications of interest to Caterpillar customers. The project involved three Phases of research, conducted over the time period of November 1998 through December 2001. This project led to the successful development of several technologies and demonstrations in realistic simulation that illustrated the effectiveness of the control approaches for distributed planning and cooperation in multi-robot teams.

  12. Distributing Planning and Control for Teams of Cooperating Mobile Robots

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    Parker, L.E.

    2004-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This CRADA project involved the cooperative research of investigators in ORNL's Center for Engineering Science Advanced Research (CESAR) with researchers at Caterpillar, Inc. The subject of the research was the development of cooperative control strategies for autonomous vehicles performing applications of interest to Caterpillar customers. The project involved three Phases of research, conducted over the time period of November 1998 through December 2001. This project led to the successful development of several technologies and demonstrations in realistic simulation that illustrated the effectiveness of our control approaches for distributed planning and cooperation in multi-robot teams. The primary objectives of this research project were to: (1) Develop autonomous control technologies to enable multiple vehicles to work together cooperatively, (2) Provide the foundational capabilities for a human operator to exercise oversight and guidance during the multi-vehicle task execution, and (3) Integrate these capabilities to the ALLIANCE-based autonomous control approach for multi-robot teams. These objectives have been successfully met with the results implemented and demonstrated in a near real-time multi-vehicle simulation of up to four vehicles performing mission-relevant tasks.

  13. The design and construction of electronic motor control and network interface hardware for advance concept urban mobility vehicles

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    Morrissey, Bryan L. (Bryan Lawrence)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past several years, the Smart Cities Group at MIT's Media Lab has engaged in research to develop several advanced concepts for vehicles to improve urban mobility. This research has focused on developing a modular ...

  14. Quality control by a mobile molecular workshop: quality versus quantity

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    Ajeet K. Sharma; Debashish Chowdhury

    2010-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Ribosome is a molecular machine that moves on a mRNA track while, simultaneously, polymerizing a protein using the mRNA also as the corresponding template. We define, and analytically calculate, two different measures of the efficiency of this machine. However, we arugue that its performance is evaluated better in terms of the translational fidelity and the speed with which it polymerizes a protein. We define both these quantities and calculate these analytically. Fidelity is a measure of the quality of the products while the total quantity of products synthesized in a given interval depends on the speed of polymerization. We show that for synthesizing a large quantity of proteins, it is not necessary to sacrifice the quality. We also explore the effects of the quality control mechanism on the strength of mechano-chemical coupling. We suggest experiments for testing some of the ideas presented here.

  15. Transformer Thermal Modeling: Improving Reliability Using Data Quality Control

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    1 Transformer Thermal Modeling: Improving Reliability Using Data Quality Control Daniel J. Tylavsky--Eventually all large transformers will be dynamically loaded using models updated regularly from field measured data. Models obtained from measured data give more accurate results than models based on transformer

  16. Controlling the Internet to Improve Energy Efficiency Dr. Lachlan Andrew

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    Huang, Jianwei

    Controlling the Internet to Improve Energy Efficiency by Dr. Lachlan Andrew Centre for Advanced, and energy-efficient networking. He is an editor of IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking, and an area editor Internet Architectures Swinburne University of Technology Australia THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

  17. Automotive speed control and cruise controls. (Bibliography from the Global Mobility database). Published Search

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    NONE

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bibliography contains citations concerning speed controls and cruise controls for automobiles, trucks, and industrial forklifts. Topics include stability analysis, H-infinity control theory, Proportional Integrative Derivative (PID) control, and idle speed control. The use and effect of controls in various highway situations are reviewed. (Contains 50-250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.) (Copyright NERAC, Inc. 1995)

  18. Using Differential Adhesion to Control Self-Assembly and Self-Repair of Collections of Modular Mobile Robots 

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    Ottery, Peter

    This thesis presents a novel distributed control method which allows a collection of independently mobile robotic units, with two or three dimensional movement, to self-assemble into self-repairing hierarchical structures. ...

  19. Plasma Aerodynamic Control Effectors for Improved Wind Turbine Performance

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    Mehul P. Patel; Srikanth Vasudevan; Robert C. Nelson; Thomas C. Corke

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Orbital Research Inc is developing an innovative Plasma Aerodynamic Control Effectors (PACE) technology for improved performance of wind turbines. The PACE system is aimed towards the design of "smart" rotor blades to enhance energy capture and reduce aerodynamic loading and noise using flow-control. The PACE system will provide ability to change aerodynamic loads and pitch distribution across the wind turbine blade without any moving surfaces. Additional benefits of the PACE system include reduced blade structure weight and complexity that should translate into a substantially reduced initial cost. During the Phase I program, the ORI-UND Team demonstrated (proof-of-concept) performance improvements on select rotor blade designs using PACE concepts. Control of both 2-D and 3-D flows were demonstrated. An analytical study was conducted to estimate control requirements for the PACE system to maintain control during wind gusts. Finally, independent laboratory experiments were conducted to identify promising dielectric materials for the plasma actuator, and to examine environmental effects (water and dust) on the plasma actuator operation. The proposed PACE system will be capable of capturing additional energy, and reducing aerodynamic loading and noise on wind turbines. Supplementary benefits from the PACE system include reduced blade structure weight and complexity that translates into reduced initial capital costs.

  20. An improved voltage control on large-scale power system

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    Vu, H.; Pruvot, P.; Launay, C.; Harmand, Y. [Electricite de France, Clamart (France). Study and Research Div.] [Electricite de France, Clamart (France). Study and Research Div.

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To achieve a better voltage-var control in the electric power transmission system, different facilities are used. Generators are equipped with automatic voltage regulators to cope with sudden and random changes voltage caused by natural load fluctuations or failures. Other devices like capacitors, inductors, transformers with on load tap changers are installed on the network. Faced with the evolution of the network and operating conditions, electricity utilities are more and more interested in overall and coherent control systems, automatic or not. These systems are expected to coordinate the actions of local facilities for a better voltage control (more stable and faster reaction) inside different areas of the network in case of greater voltage and var variations. They affords besides a better use of existing reactive resources. Also, installation of new devices can be avoided allowing economy of investment. With this frame of mind, EDF has designed a system called Co-ordinated Secondary Voltage Control (CSVC). It`s an automatic closed loop system with a dynamic of a few minutes. It takes into account the network conditions (topology, loads), the voltage limits and the generator operating constraints. This paper presents recent improvements which allow the CSVC to control the voltage profile and different kinds of reactive means on a large-scale power system. Furthermore, this paper presents solution to spread out investment costs over several years, considering a deployment gradually extended.

  1. Power Control for Efficient Multicasting in IP-based 3G and beyond mobile Neophytos Vlotomas, Josephine Antoniou, George Hadjipollas, Vasos Vassiliou, Andreas

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    Pitsillides, Andreas

    Power Control for Efficient Multicasting in IP-based 3G and beyond mobile networks Neophytos quality of service over the radio interface. Power Control is the mechanism responsible for keeping signal approaches for efficient power control in the case of multicast services for 3G and beyond mobile networks

  2. Converging Redundant Sensor Network Information for Improved Building Control

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    Dale Tiller; D. Phil; Gregor Henze; Xin Guo

    2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This project investigated the development and application of sensor networks to enhance building energy management and security. Commercial, industrial and residential buildings often incorporate systems used to determine occupancy, but current sensor technology and control algorithms limit the effectiveness of these systems. For example, most of these systems rely on single monitoring points to detect occupancy, when more than one monitoring point could improve system performance. Phase I of the project focused on instrumentation and data collection. During the initial project phase, a new occupancy detection system was developed, commissioned and installed in a sample of private offices and open-plan office workstations. Data acquisition systems were developed and deployed to collect data on space occupancy profiles. Phase II of the project demonstrated that a network of several sensors provides a more accurate measure of occupancy than is possible using systems based on single monitoring points. This phase also established that analysis algorithms could be applied to the sensor network data stream to improve the accuracy of system performance in energy management and security applications. In Phase III of the project, the sensor network from Phase I was complemented by a control strategy developed based on the results from the first two project phases: this controller was implemented in a small sample of work areas, and applied to lighting control. Two additional technologies were developed in the course of completing the project. A prototype web-based display that portrays the current status of each detector in a sensor network monitoring building occupancy was designed and implemented. A new capability that enables occupancy sensors in a sensor network to dynamically set the 'time delay' interval based on ongoing occupant behavior in the space was also designed and implemented.

  3. Condensing economizers for thermal efficiency improvements and emissions control

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    Heaphy, J.P.; Carbonara, J. [Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc., New York, NY (United States); Litzke, W.; Butcher, T.A. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Flue gas condensing economizers improve the thermal efficiency of boilers by recovering sensible heat and water vapor latent heat from flue gas exhaust. In addition to improving thermal efficiency, condensing economizers also have the potential to act as control devices for emissions of particulates, SO{sub x}, and air toxics. Both Consolidated Edison of New York and Brookhaven National LaborAtory are currently working on condensing economizer technology with an emphasis on developing their potential for emissions control. Con Edison is currently conducting a condensing economizer demonstration at their oil-fired 74th Street Station in New York. Since installing this equipment in February of 1992 a heat rate improvement of 800 Btu/kWh has been seen. At another location, Ravenswood Station, a two stage condensing economizer has been installed in a pilot test. In this advanced configuration -the ``Integrated Flue Gas Treatment or IFGT system- two heat exchanger sections are installed and sprays of water with and without SO{sub 2} sorbents are included. Detailed studies of the removal of particulates, SO{sub 2}, SO{sub 3}, and selected air toxics have been done for a variety of operating conditions. Removal efficiencies for SO{sub 2} have been over 98% and for SO{sub 3} over 65%. Brookhaven National Laboratory`s studies involve predicting and enhancing particulate capture in condensing economizers with an emphasis on small, coal-fired applications. This work is funded by the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center of the Department of Energy. Flyash capture efficiencies as high as 97% have been achieved to date with a single stage economizer.

  4. Analysis, design, and control of an omnidirectional mobile robot in rough terrain

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    Udengaard, Martin Richard

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An omnidirectional mobile robot is able, kinematically, to move in any direction regardless of current pose. To date, nearly all designs and analyses of omnidirectional mobile robots have considered the case of motion on ...

  5. Prolonging Network Lifetime via A Controlled Mobile Sink in Wireless Sensor Weifa Liang

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    Liang, Weifa

    movement of mobile sink is driven by petrol and/or electricity, the total travel distance of the mobile sink is mechanically driven by either petrol or electricity. Thus, its total travel distance per tour

  6. The effects of user mobility on usage parameter control (UPC) in wireless ATM systems

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    Sholander, P.; Martinez, L.; Tolendino, L. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Mah, B.A. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless Asynchronous Transfer Mode (WATM) networks pose new traffic management problems. One example is the effect of user mobility on Usage Parameter Control (UPC). If the UPC algorithm resets after each handoff between wireless-cells, then users can cheat on their traffic contract. This paper derives explicit relationships between a user`s traffic parameters (Peak Cell Rate, Sustained Cell Rate and Maximum Burst Size), their transit time per wireless-cell, their maximum sustained cheating-rate and the Generic Cell Rate Algorithm`s (GCRA`s) Limit (L) parameter. It also shows that the GCRA can still effectively police Constant Bit Rate (CBR) traffic, but not some types of realistic Variable Bit Rate (VBR) traffic.

  7. Compact vehicle drive module having improved thermal control

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    Meyer, Andreas A.; Radosevich, Lawrence D.; Beihoff, Bruce C.; Kehl, Dennis L.; Kannenberg, Daniel G.

    2006-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    An electric vehicle drive includes a thermal support may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support, which may be controlled in a closed-loop manner. Interfacing between circuits, circuit mounting structure, and the support provide for greatly enhanced cooling. The support may form a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as improved terminal configurations. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.

  8. Radiant energy receiver having improved coolant flow control means

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    Hinterberger, H.

    1980-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved coolant flow control for use in radiant energy receivers of the type having parallel flow paths is disclosed. A coolant performs as a temperature dependent valve means, increasing flow in the warmer flow paths of the receiver, and impeding flow in the cooler paths of the receiver. The coolant has a negative temperature coefficient of viscosity which is high enough such that only an insignificant flow through the receiver is experienced at the minimum operating temperature of the receiver, and such that a maximum flow is experienced at the maximum operating temperature of the receiver. The valving is accomplished by changes in viscosity of the coolant in response to the coolant being heated and cooled. No remotely operated valves, comparators or the like are needed.

  9. Controlling the Mobility of Multiple Data Transport Ferries in a Delay-Tolerant Network

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    Schindelhauer, Christian

    such that energy consumption in communication is minimized. In the NIMS project [18], Kaiser et al. propose the use or aerial vehicles may provide the required mobility for the carried devices. With mobility capability of infrastructure-supported mobility in sensor networks for autonomous operations and physical reconfiguration

  10. Fail safe controllable output improved version of the Electromechanical battery

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    Post, Richard F. (Walnut Creek, CA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mechanical means are provided to control the voltages induced in the windings of a generator/motor. In one embodiment, a lever is used to withdraw or insert the entire stator windings from the cavity where the rotating field exists. In another embodiment, voltage control and/or switching off of the output is achievable with a variable-coupling generator/motor. A stator is made up of two concentric layers of windings, with a larger number of turns on the inner layer of windings than the outer layer of windings. The windings are to be connected in series electrically, that is, their voltages add vectorially. The mechanical arrangement is such that one or both of the windings can be rotated with respect to the other winding about their common central axis. Another improved design for the stator assembly of electromechanical batteries provides knife switch contacts that are in electrical contact with the stator windings. The operation of this embodiment depends on the fact that an abnormally large torque will be exerted on the stator structure during any short-circuit condition.

  11. Fail safe controllable output improved version of the electromechanical battery

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    Post, R.F.

    1999-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Mechanical means are provided to control the voltages induced in the windings of a generator/motor. In one embodiment, a lever is used to withdraw or insert the entire stator windings from the cavity where the rotating field exists. In another embodiment, voltage control and/or switching off of the output is achievable with a variable-coupling generator/motor. A stator is made up of two concentric layers of windings, with a larger number of turns on the inner layer of windings than the outer layer of windings. The windings are to be connected in series electrically, that is, their voltages add vectorially. The mechanical arrangement is such that one or both of the windings can be rotated with respect to the other winding about their common central axis. Another improved design for the stator assembly of electromechanical batteries provides knife switch contacts that are in electrical contact with the stator windings. The operation of this embodiment depends on the fact that an abnormally large torque will be exerted on the stator structure during any short-circuit condition. 4 figs.

  12. Improving Construction Workflow- The Role of Production Planning and Control

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    Hamzeh, Farook

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LPS) for production planning and control. It describes theFRAMEWORK FOR PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL Chapter 5The Role of Production Planning and Control by Farook Ramiz

  13. Converging Redundant Sensor Network Information for Improved Building Control

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    Dale K. Tiller; Gregor P. Henze

    2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project is investigating the development and application of sensor networks to enhance building energy management and security. Commercial, industrial and residential buildings often incorporate systems used to determine occupancy, but current sensor technology and control algorithms limit the effectiveness of these systems. For example, most of these systems rely on single monitoring points to detect occupancy, when more than one monitoring point would improve system performance. Phase I of the project focused on instrumentation and data collection. In Phase I, a new occupancy detection system was developed, commissioned and installed in a sample of private offices and open-plan office workstations. Data acquisition systems were developed and deployed to collect data on space occupancy profiles. In phase II of the project, described in this report, we demonstrate that a network of several sensors provides a more accurate measure of occupancy than is possible using systems based on single monitoring points. We also establish that analysis algorithms can be applied to the sensor network data stream to improve the accuracy of system performance in energy management and security applications, and show that it may be possible to use sensor network pulse rate to distinguish the number of occupants in a space. Finally, in this phase of the project we also developed a prototype web-based display that portrays the current status of each detector in a sensor network monitoring building occupancy. This basic capability will be extended in the future by applying an algorithm-based inference to the sensor network data stream, so that the web page displays the likelihood that each monitored office or area is occupied, as a supplement to the actual status of each sensor.

  14. Power control in reactive routing protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Network

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    Heni, Maher

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this work is to change the routing strategy of AODV protocol (Ad hoc On Demand Vector) in order to improve the energy consumption in mobile ad hoc networks (MANET). The purpose is to minimize the regular period of HELLO messages generated by the AODV protocol used for the research, development and maintenance of routes. This information is useful to have an idea about battery power levels of different network hosts. After storing this information, the node elect the shortest path following the classical model used this information to elect safest path (make a compromise) in terms of energy. Transmitter node does not select another node as its battery will be exhausted soon. Any node of the network can have the same information's about the neighborhoods as well as other information about the energy level of the different terminal to avoid routing using a link that will be lost due to an exhausted battery of a node in this link. Analytical study and simulations by Jist/SWANS have been conducted to no...

  15. Effectiveness of cabs for dust and silica control on mobile mining equipment

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    Garcia, J.J.; Gresh, R.E.; Gareis, M.B.; Haney, R.A.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has conducted a study to evaluate the effectiveness of cabs for controlling silica dust exposure during operation of mobile mining equipment. This study focused on bulldozers, front-end loaders and haul trucks, was conducted at surface coal mining operations and underground metal and nonmetal mining operations. Each piece of equipment tested was equipped with a cab. The vehicles sampled were from a range of manufacturers having different types of filter media and air intake configurations. The purpose of this study was to determine the reduction of dust and silica exposure that could be achieved through the use of a well-maintained cab. For each piece of equipment, dust and silica concentrations inside and outside the cab were determined and compared. In some cases, filtration efficiencies could be calculated. A properly designed environmental cab is sealed, has an intake air filtration system, and a heating and cooling system. Cabs should have good seals around the doors and windows. Factors such as cab pressurization filtration systems, filter media, and maintenance practices were also examined. In some cases, dust and silica reduction of 90 to 95% were observed.

  16. Improved Design of Nuclear Reactor Control System | U.S. DOE...

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    Improved Design of Nuclear Reactor Control System Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Applications of Nuclear Science...

  17. Improvement of SOFC Electrodes through Catalyst Infiltration & Control of Cr Volatilization from FeCr Components

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    Visco, S.J.; Jacobson, C.; Kurokawa, H.; Sholklapper, T.; Lu, C.; De Jonghe, L.

    2005-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation discusses the improvement of SOFC electrodes through catalyst infiltration and control of Cr volatilization from FeCr components.

  18. Improved Quality Control Processing of Peptide-centric LC-MS...

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    Quality Control Processing of Peptide-centric LC-MS Proteomics Data. Improved Quality Control Processing of Peptide-centric LC-MS Proteomics Data. Abstract: In the analysis of...

  19. Improved Combustion Efficiencies - Control Systems for Process Heaters and Boilers

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    Varma, A. C.; Prengle, H. W.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the results of a study of the importance and applications of modern combustion control systems for retrofitting existing boilers and heaters to increase combustion efficiency. Conventional heater control and its deficiencies...

  20. Virtual Reality to Improve Remote Control in Presence of Delays

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    or domotics. I. VIRTUAL REALITY AND REMOTE CONTROL One of the aims of virtual reality is to reproduce real

  1. An improved self-triggered implementation for linear controllers

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    of the most important aspects in a modern control system is to decide how often should sensors measure: Research in networked control systems raised the importance of understanding what are the timing, as it is done in today's digital control systems, can not only empty the energy reserves of battery

  2. Improving the performance of photo-electrically controlled lighting systems

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    Rubinstein, F.; Ward, G.; Verderber, R.

    1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability of a photo-electrically controlled lighting system to maintain a constant total light level on a task surface by responding to changing daylight levels is affected by the control algorithm used to relate the photosensor signal to the supplied electric light level and by the placement and geometry of the photosensor. We describe the major components of a typical control system, discuss the operation of three different control algorithms, and derive expressions for each algorithm that express the total illuminance at the task as a function of the control photosensor signal. Using a specially-designed scale model, we measured the relationship between the signal generated by various ceiling-mounted control photosensors and workplane illuminance for two room geometries under real sky conditions. The measured data were used to determine the performance of systems obeying the three control algorithms under varying daylight conditions. Control systems employing the commonly-used integral reset algorithm supplied less electric light than required, failing to satisfy the control objective regardless of the control photosensor used. Systems employing an alternative, closed-loop proportional control algorithm achieved the control objective under virtually all tested conditions when operated by a ceiling-mounted photosensor shielded from direct window light.

  3. Roles of Naturally Occurring Bacteria in Controlling Iodine-129 Mobility in Subsurface Soils 

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    Li, Hsiu-Ping

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    129I is of major concern because of its biophilic nature, excessive inventory, long half-life (~16 million yrs), and high mobility in the natural environment that depends on its chemical speciation. Iodide (I-) has the ...

  4. Tandem mobile robot system

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

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A robotic vehicle system for terrain navigation mobility provides a way to climb stairs, cross crevices, and navigate across difficult terrain by coupling two or more mobile robots with a coupling device and controlling the robots cooperatively in tandem.

  5. Effectiveness of a Two-Part Educational Intervention to Improve Hypertension Control

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    Hennessy, Sean

    Effectiveness of a Two-Part Educational Intervention to Improve Hypertension Control: A Cluster intervention to improve ambulatory hypertension control. Design. Cluster-randomized trial. Setting. Academic with a diagnosis of hypertension cared for by 93 primary care providers. Intervention. Academic detailing

  6. Improved Combustion Efficiencies - Control Systems for Process Heaters and Boilers 

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    Varma, A. C.; Prengle, H. W.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Houston, TX, April 22-25, 1979 TABLE 2 - BAILEY BOILER CONTROL SYSTEMS: FUEL SAVINGS &PAYOUT[4] Control System Estimated Installation Cost(l)($) Fuel Demand F(M BTU/hr) Fuel Savings p (%) Savings S ($/yr) First Year Savings Sl ($/yr...

  7. IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CRYOGENIC CONTROL SYSTEM ON DIII-D

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    HOLTROP,K.L; ANDERSON,P.M; MAUZEY,P.S

    2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OAK-B135 The cryogenic facility that is part of the DIII-D tokamak system supplies liquid nitrogen and liquid helium to the superconducting magnets used for electron cyclotron heating, the D{sub 2} pellet injection system, cryopumps in the DIII-D vessel, and cryopanels in the neutral beam injection system. The liquid helium is liquefied on site using a Sulzer liquefier that has a 150 l/h liquefaction rate. Control of the cryogenic facility at DIII-D was initially accomplished through the use of three different programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Recently, two of those three PLCs, a Sattcon PLC controlling the Sulzer liquefier and a Westinghouse PLC, were removed and all their control logic was merged into the remaining PLC, a Siemens T1555. This replacement was originally undertaken because the removed PLCs were obsolete and unsupported. However, there have been additional benefits from the replacement. The replacement of the RS-232 serial links between the graphical user interface and the PLCs with a high speed Ethernet link allows for real-time display and historical trending of nearly all the cryosystem's data. this has greatly increased the ability to troubleshoot problems with the system, and has permitted optimization of the cryogenic system's performance because of the increased system integration. To move the control logic of the Sattcon control loops into the T1555, an extensive modification of the basic PID control was required. These modifications allow for better control of the control loops and are now being incorporated in other control loops in the system.

  8. PH Sensitive Polymers for Improving Reservoir Sweep and Conformance Control in Chemical Flooring

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    Mukul Sharma; Steven Bryant; Chun Huh

    2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    There is an increasing opportunity to recover bypassed oil from depleted, mature oilfields in the US. The recovery factor in many reservoirs is low due to inefficient displacement of the oil by injected fluids (typically water). The use of chemical flooding methods to increase recovery efficiencies is severely constrained by the inability of the injected chemicals to contact the bypassed oil. Low sweep efficiencies are the primary cause of low oil recoveries observed in the field in chemical flooding operations even when lab studies indicate high oil recovery efficiency. Any technology that increases the ability of chemical flooding agents to better contact the remaining oil and reduce the amount of water produced in conjunction with the produced oil will have a significant impact on the cost of producing oil domestically in the US. This translates directly into additional economically recoverable reserves, which extends the economic lives of marginal and mature wells. The objective of this research project was to develop a low-cost, pH-triggered polymer for use in IOR processes to improve reservoir sweep efficiency and reservoir conformance in chemical flooding. Rheological measurements made on the polymer solution, clearly show that it has a low viscosity at low pH and exhibits a sudden increase in viscosity (by 2 orders of magnitude or more) at a pH of 3.5 to 4. This implies that the polymer would preferentially flow into zones containing water since the effective permeability to water is highest in these zones. As the pH of the zone increases due to the buffering capacity of the reservoir rock, the polymer solution undergoes a liquid to gel transition causing a sharp increase in the viscosity of the polymer solution in these zones. This allows operationally robust, in-depth conformance treatment of such water bearing zones and better mobility control. The rheological properties of HPAM solutions were measured. These include: steady-shear viscosity and viscoelastic behavior as functions of pH; shear rate; polymer concentration; salinity, including divalent ion effects; polymer molecular weight; and degree of hydrolysis. A comprehensive rheological model was developed for HPAM solution rheology in terms of: shear rate; pH; polymer concentration; and salinity, so that the spatial and temporal changes in viscosity during the polymer flow in the reservoir can be accurately modeled. A series of acid coreflood experiments were conducted to understand the geochemical reactions relevant for both the near-wellbore injection profile control and for conformance control applications. These experiments showed that the use hydrochloric acid as a pre-flush is not viable because of the high reaction rate with the rock. The use of citric acid as a pre-flush was found to be quite effective. This weak acid has a slow rate of reaction with the rock and can buffer the pH to below 3.5 for extended periods of time. With the citric acid pre-flush the polymer could be efficiently propagated through the core in a low pH environment i.e. at a low viscosity. The transport of various HPAM solutions was studied in sandstones, in terms of permeability reduction, mobility reduction, adsorption and inaccessible pore volume with different process variables: injection pH, polymer concentration, polymer molecular weight, salinity, degree of hydrolysis, and flow rate. Measurements of polymer effluent profiles and tracer tests show that the polymer retention increases at the lower pH. A new simulation capability to model the deep-penetrating mobility control or conformance control using pH-sensitive polymer was developed. The core flood acid injection experiments were history matched to estimate geochemical reaction rates. Preliminary scale-up simulations employing linear and radial geometry floods in 2-layer reservoir models were conducted. It is clearly shown that the injection rate of pH-sensitive polymer solutions can be significantly increased by injecting it at a pH below 3.5 (at a fixed bottom-hole pressure). This improvement in injectivity by a fa

  9. Improving the Performance of a Two-Shell Column with Advanced Control

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    Morrison, T. A.; Laflamme, D.

    IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF A TWO-SHELL COLUMN WITH ADVANCED CONTROL TIMOTHY A. MORRISON SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER SETPOINT Inc. Houston, Texas ABSTRACT Application of advanced control techniques to a two-shell, two- pressure distillation... column has yielded stable operation with reduced utility consumption and increased capacity. Prior to the application of advanced controls this column was a plant capacity limit and composition control was very difficult. The advanced controls now...

  10. Understanding mechanisms of flow instability leads to improved control of

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    Abdou, Mohamed

    , hull design, ocean/river hydraulic engineering, surfing, liquid walls for fusion reactors · Liquid MHD/chemical reactor, condensers, vertical tube evaporator, film cooling of turbine blades, impurity control in casting

  11. Welding Process Decoupling for Improved Control David E. Hardt

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    Eagar, Thomas W.

    Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic and Systems Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology The Gas Metal, the use of such control methods has not advanced the quality of welding through better process regulation

  12. Demonstration of Intelligent Control and Fan Improvements in Computer Room

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    Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, of the U.S. Department of the energy efficiency improvement projects associated with the facility studied in this demonstration Services for his support with supplying historical information related to the data center site used

  13. On Topology Improvement of a Packet Radio Network by Power Control

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    Tseng, Yu-Chee

    1 On Topology Improvement of a Packet Radio Network by Power Control Chi­Fu Huang and Yu­Chee Tseng extensively studied. However, in this paper we observe that the power control issue has been ignored by most, packet radio network (PRN), power control, wireless communication. I. INTRODUCTION T HE Packet Radio

  14. Learning Rewrite rules versus search control rules to improve plan quality

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    Elio, Renée

    ]. That may partially explain why most of the search-control systems have been designed to automatically of planning experience. We designed two systems, Sys-REWRITE and Sys-SEARCH-CONTROL, that automaticallylearnLearning Rewrite rules versus search control rules to improve plan quality M. Afzal Upal1 and Renee

  15. Dynamic Switching and Real-time Machine Learning for Improved Human Control of Assistive Biomedical Robots

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    Sutton, Richard S.

    Dynamic Switching and Real-time Machine Learning for Improved Human Control of Assistive Biomedical Abstract-- A general problem for human-machine interaction occurs when a machine's controllable dimensions outnumber the control channels available to its human user. In this work, we examine one prominent example

  16. Inexpensive CO2 Thickening Agents for Improved Mobility Control of CO2 Floods

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    Robert Enick; Eric Beckman; Andrew Hamilton

    2005-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research was the design, synthesis and evaluation of inexpensive, non-fluorous carbon dioxide thickening agents. We followed the same strategy employed in the design of fluorinated CO{sub 2} polymeric thickeners. First, a highly CO{sub 2}-philic, hydrocarbon-based monomer was to be identified. Polymers or oligomers of this monomer were then synthesized. The second step was to design a CO{sub 2}-thickener based on these CO{sub 2}-philic polymers. Two types of thickeners were considered. The first was a copolymer in which the CO{sub 2}-philic monomer was combined with a small proportion of CO{sub 2}-phobic associating groups that could cause viscosity-enhancing intermolecular interactions to occur. The second was a small hydrogen-bonding compound with urea groups in the core to promote intermolecular interactions that would cause the molecules to 'stack' in solution while the arms were composed of the CO{sub 2}-philic oligomers. Although we were not able to develop a viable thickener that exhibited high enough CO{sub 2} solubility at EOR MMP conditions to induce a viscosity increase, we made significant progress in our understanding of CO{sub 2}-soluble compounds that can be used in subsequent studies to design CO{sub 2}-soluble thickeners or CO{sub 2}-soluble surfactant-based foaming agents. These findings are detailed in this final report. In summary, we assessed many polymers and verified that the most CO{sub 2}-soluble oxygenated hydrocarbon polymer is poly(vinyl acetate), PVAc. This is primarily due to the presence of both ether and carbonyl oxygens associated with acetate-rich compounds. In addition to polymers, we also made small acetate-rich molecules that were also capable of associating in solution via the inclusion of hydrogen-bonding groups in hopes of forming viscosity-enhancing macromolecules. Despite the presence of multiple acetate groups in these compounds, which can impart incredible CO{sub 2}-solubility to many compounds, our attempts to make acetate-rich high molecular weight polymers and small hydrogen-bonding compounds did not yield a highly CO{sub 2}-soluble polymer or hydrogen-bonding associative thickener. The conclusions of our molecular modeling calculations confirmed that although acetates are indeed 'CO{sub 2}-philic', nitrogen-containing amines also interact favorably with CO{sub 2} and should also be examined. Therefore we obtained and synthesized many N-rich (e.g. amine-containing) polymers. Unfortunately, we found that the intermolecular polymer-polymer interactions between the amines were so strong that the polymers were essentially insoluble in CO{sub 2}. For the convenience of the reader, a table of all of the polymers evaluated during this research is provided.

  17. Active Wake Redirection Control to Improve Energy Yield (Poster)

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    Churchfield, M. J.; Fleming, P.; DeGeorge, E.; Bulder, B; White, S. M.

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wake effects can dramatically reduce the efficiency of waked turbines relative to the unwaked turbines. Wakes can be deflected, or 'redirected,' by applying yaw misalignment to the turbines. Yaw misalignment causes part of the rotor thrust vector to be pointed in the cross-stream direction, deflecting the flow and the wake. Yaw misalignment reduces power production, but the global increase in wind plant power due to decreased wake effect creates a net increase in power production. It is also a fairly simple control idea to implement at existing or new wind plants. We performed high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics simulations of the wake flow of the proposed Fishermen's Atlantic City Windfarm (FACW) that predict that under certain waking conditions, wake redirection can increase plant efficiency by 10%. This means that by applying wake redirection control, for a given watersheet area, a wind plant can either produce more power, or the same amount of power can be produced with a smaller watersheet area. With the power increase may come increased loads, though, due to the yaw misalignment. If misalignment is applied properly, or if layered with individual blade pitch control, though, the load increase can be mitigated. In this talk we will discuss the concept of wake redirection through yaw misalignment and present our CFD results of the FACW project. We will also discuss the implications of wake redirection control on annual energy production, and finally we will discuss plans to implement wake redirection control at FACW when it is operational.

  18. Poincaré-based control of delayed measured systems: Limitations and Improved Control

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    Jens Christian Claussen

    2007-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

    When a chaotic system is to be stabilized to a unstable orbit, delayed measurement of the system limits the applicability of chaos control techniqes. These limitations are analyzed and control schemes as linear predictive logging control (LPLC) and memory difference control (MDC) are introduced which can overcome those limitations for chaos control schemes that act in the Poincar\\'{e} section as Ott-Grebogi-Yorke (OGY) control and Bielawski-Derozier_Glorieux control (difference control).

  19. Improved Power Control in the Palm of Your Hand

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A new kind of thyristor – an electronic switch – has the potential to change the landscape for power control and conversion.? And it's thanks to a partnership between the Energy Department’s Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) and GeneSiC Semiconductor that this technology is now on the market. Learn more.

  20. Improved Air Volume Control Logic for VAV Systems

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    Wei, G.; Claridge, D. E.; Sakuri, Y.; M. Liu

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is often set at a constant value, which is adequate to provide design flow to each room. This method consumes more fan power than necessary under partial load conditions. The fan speed or inlet guide vane can also be controlled based on the maximum damper...

  1. Optimizing HVAC Control to Improve Building Comfort and Energy Performance 

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    Song, L.; Joo, I.; Dong, D.; Liu, M.; Wang, J.; Hansen, K.; Quiroz, L.; Swiatek, A.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . M. Liu [9] reduced the utility cost of a 123,000 ft2 laboratory-office building up to $369,000/yr by simply detecting and fixing a leaking pneumatic line on the cooling coil control valves and implementing a supply air temperature reset schedule...

  2. Strategies for improved arterial coordination using actuated control

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    Nageswara, Ramanan Venkat

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for optimal performance at higher volume levels for a g' en cycle length. At low volumes, any reasonable signal timing strategy works well as long as the detectors work and the traffic signals are coordinated. NETSIM simulation results for pretimed control...

  3. The mPED randomized controlled clinical trial: Applying mobile persuasive technologies to increase physical activity in sedentary women protocol

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    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    effectively apply these mobile technologies to increase andJS: Using internet and mobile phone technology to deliver anJS: Using internet and mobile phone technology to deliver an

  4. Controlling the Field-Effect Mobility of Regioregular Polythiophene by Changing

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    McGehee, Michael

    Ã?chet Semiconducting conjugated polymers are being developed for light-emitting diodes,[1,2] photovoltaic cells,[3- plications, especially for transistors and photovoltaic cells. Most conjugated polymers have hole mobilities structural information indicating that most of the polymer chains are terminated with one hydrogen atom

  5. Improved Engine Control Strategies Enabled by Digital Signal-Processing

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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 YourTransport(Fact Sheet),Energy PetroleumEnergyImplementingImprove Motor Operation

  6. Control Improvement for Jump-Diffusion Processes with Applications to Finance

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    Baeuerle, Nicole, E-mail: nicole.baeuerle@kit.edu [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Stochastics (Germany); Rieder, Ulrich, E-mail: ulrich.rieder@uni-ulm.de [University of Ulm, Department of Optimization and Operations Research (Germany)

    2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider stochastic control problems with jump-diffusion processes and formulate an algorithm which produces, starting from a given admissible control {pi}, a new control with a better value. If no improvement is possible, then {pi} is optimal. Such an algorithm is well-known for discrete-time Markov Decision Problems under the name Howard's policy improvement algorithm. The idea can be traced back to Bellman. Here we show with the help of martingale techniques that such an algorithm can also be formulated for stochastic control problems with jump-diffusion processes. As an application we derive some interesting results in financial portfolio optimization.

  7. Improved age control on early Homo fossils from the upper Burgi Member at Koobi Fora, Kenya

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Improved age control on early Homo fossils from the upper Burgi Member at Koobi Fora, Kenya in Areas 105 and 131 on the Karari Ridge in the eastern Turkana Basin (Kenya). We identify the base

  8. Improved age control on early Homo fossils from the upper Burgi Member at Koobi Fora, Kenya

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Improved age control on early Homo fossils from the upper Burgi Member at Koobi Fora, Kenya in Areas 105 and 131 on the Karari Ridge in the eastern Turkana Basin (Kenya). We identify the base

  9. Simulation development and analysis of attitude-control system architectures for an astronaut mobility unit

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    Rize, Jared Philip

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Control-moment gyroscopes (CMGs) are spacecraft attitude-control actuators which control the spacecraft's orientation and pointing. CMGs operate on electrical power and therefore obey the the conservation of angular momentum. ...

  10. CONVERGING REDUNDANT SENSOR NETWORK INFORMATION FOR IMPROVED BUILDING CONTROL

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    Dale K. Tiller; Gregor P. Henze

    2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Knowing how many people occupy a building, and where they are located, is a key component of building energy management and security. Commercial, industrial and residential buildings often incorporate systems used to determine occupancy, however, current sensor technology and control algorithms limit the effectiveness of both energy management and security systems. This topical report describes results from the first phase of a project to design, implement, validate, and prototype new technologies to monitor occupancy, control indoor environment services, and promote security in buildings. Phase I of the project focused on instrumentation and data collection. In this project phase a new occupancy detection system was developed, commissioned and installed in a sample of private offices and open-plan office workstations. Data acquisition systems were developed and deployed to collect data on space occupancy profiles. Analysis tools based on Bayesian probability theory were applied to the occupancy data generated by the sensor network. The inference of primary importance is a probability distribution over the number of occupants and their locations in a building, given past and present sensor measurements. Inferences were computed for occupancy and its temporal persistence in individual offices as well as the persistence of sensor status. The raw sensor data were also used to calibrate the sensor belief network, including the occupancy transition matrix used in the Markov model, sensor sensitivity, and sensor failure models. This study shows that the belief network framework can be applied to the analysis of data streams from sensor networks, offering significant benefits to building operation compared to current practice.

  11. Active Gaze Control Improves Optic Flow-Based Segmentation and Steering

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    Neumann, Heiko

    Active Gaze Control Improves Optic Flow-Based Segmentation and Steering Florian Raudies1,2 *, Ennio research on optic flow revealed its invariant properties and influence on steering control. This early. To support our suggestion we derive an analytical model that shows: Tangentially fixating the outer surface

  12. A methodology for improving software design lifecycle in embedded control Mohamed El Mongi Ben Gaid

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A methodology for improving software design lifecycle in embedded control systems Mohamed El Mongi- mentation on control system performance are still evaluated on the last phases of the development cycle reducing the length and the effort of the development cycle. This paper pro- poses ideas towards achieving

  13. Improved Economic Operation of MSWC Plants with a New Model Based PID Control Strategy

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    Van den Hof, Paul

    Improved Economic Operation of MSWC Plants with a New Model Based PID Control Strategy M. Leskens the performance of the MSWC plant combustion control system, which typically is of the PID-type. In this paper models. More specific, from a closer analysis of the dynamics of these models a new PID-type of MSWC

  14. Improving CO2 Efficiency for Recovering Oil in Heterogeneous Reservoirs

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    Grigg, Reid B.; Svec, Robert K.

    2003-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The work strived to improve industry understanding of CO2 flooding mechanisms with the ultimate goal of economically recovering more of the U.S. oil reserves. The principle interests are in the related fields of mobility control and injectivity.

  15. Improving Control System Cyber-State Awareness using Known Secure Sensor Measurements

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    Ondrej Linda; Milos Manic; Miles McQueen

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract—This paper presents design and simulation of a low cost and low false alarm rate method for improved cyber-state awareness of critical control systems - the Known Secure Sensor Measurements (KSSM) method. The KSSM concept relies on physical measurements to detect malicious falsification of the control systems state. The KSSM method can be incrementally integrated with already installed control systems for enhanced resilience. This paper reviews the previously developed theoretical KSSM concept and then describes a simulation of the KSSM system. A simulated control system network is integrated with the KSSM components. The effectiveness of detection of various intrusion scenarios is demonstrated on several control system network topologies.

  16. Improvement of speed control performance using PID type neurocontroller in an electric vehicle system

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    Matsumura, S.; Omatu, S.; Higasa, H. [Shikoku Research Inst. Inc., Takamatsu (Japan)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to develop an efficient driving system for electric vehicle (EV), a testing system using motors has been built to simulate the driving performance of EVs. In the testing system, the PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) controller is used to control rotating speed of motor when the EV drives. In this paper, in order to improve the performance of speed control, a neural network is applied to tuning parameters of PID controller. It is shown, through experiments that a neural network can reduce output error effectively while the PID controller parameters are being tuned online. 6 refs.

  17. High carrier mobility in orientation-controlled large-grain (?50??m) Ge directly formed on flexible plastic by nucleation-controlled gold-induced-crystallization

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    Park, Jong-Hyeok, E-mail: j-park@nano.ed.kyushu-u.ac.jp [Department of Electronics, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan); JSPS Research Fellow, 5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 (Japan); Kasahara, Kenji; Hamaya, Kohei; Miyao, Masanobu; Sadoh, Taizoh, E-mail: sadoh@ed.kyushu-u.ac.jp [Department of Electronics, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)

    2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    High-carrier-mobility semiconductors on flexible-plastic are essential to realize flexible electronics. For this purpose, electrical properties of orientation-controlled large-grain Ge crystals on flexible-plastic directly formed by nucleation-controlled gold-induced-crystallization (GIC) are examined, and compared with those obtained by aluminum-induced-crystallization (AIC). The Ge crystals show p-type conductions. Here, hole concentrations are 2.2?×?10{sup 17} and 5.8?×?10{sup 20}?cm{sup ?3} for GIC-Ge and AIC-Ge, respectively, which are explained on the basis of the solubility of Au and Al in Ge. Thanks to the low hole concentration, GIC-Ge shows high hole mobility (160?cm{sup 2}?V{sup ?1}?s{sup ?1}) compared with AIC-Ge (37?cm{sup 2}?V{sup ?1}?s{sup ?1}). These demonstrate significant advantage of GIC to realize high-performance flexible-electronics.

  18. Issues in autonomous mobile sensor networks

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    Dharne, Avinash Gopal

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Autonomous mobile sensor networks consist of a number of autonomous mobile robots equipped with various sensors and tasked with a common mission. This thesis considers the topology control of such an ad hoc mobile sensor network. In particular, I...

  19. Stochastic approaches to mobility prediction, path planning and motion control for ground vehicles in uncertain environments

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    Kewlani, Gaurav

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability of autonomous or semi-autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to rapidly and accurately predict terrain negotiability, generate efficient paths online and have effective motion control is a critical requirement ...

  20. 1999 Macmillan Magazines Ltd With the improved design there is no need to control the total

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    Sano, Masaki

    © 1999 Macmillan Magazines Ltd With the improved design there is no need to control the total of the Josephson energies EJ(©xi) provides the possibility of coupling each selected pair of qubits, while keeping all the other ones uncoupled, bringing us close to the ideal model of equation (1). The simplest

  1. DETERMINATION, CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT OF AN SKA RADIO ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

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    Ellingson, Steven W.

    DETERMINATION, CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT OF AN SKA RADIO ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA By Neël Smuts1 ABSTRACT South Africa, in its bid to host the SKA2 , has adopted a dual approach to determine, assess Recommendations and Resolutions and South African legal provisions. An overview of this process is provided. Even

  2. Excitation control for improving transient stability limit and voltage regulation with dynamic loads

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    on the complex nonlinear simulation and the others are based on the linearised power system model. Although control techniques in power systems as one of the most promising application areas; see Bevrani and Hiyama to improve the power system transient stability and voltage regulation in interconnected power systems

  3. Methods to Improve Process Safety Performance through Flange Connection Leak Prediction and Control

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    Nelson, Jeremy

    2014-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    of their parent asset. This thesis focuses on methods to improve prediction and control of corrosion and leakage at flange connections in particular. Flange connection seal tightness can be monitored through vibration-based Non-Destruction Testing (NDT). The data...

  4. HVDC Control Strategies to Improve Transient Stability in Interconnected Power Systems

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    Boyer, Edmond

    HVDC Control Strategies to Improve Transient Stability in Interconnected Power Systems J. Hazra Dpt of Li`ege, Belgium, dernst@ulg.ac.be Abstract--This paper presents three HVDC modulation strate- gies flow settings through the HVDC-links. The proposed techniques are tested on the IEEE 24-Bus reliability

  5. 2005 International Conference on Wireless Networks, Communications and Mobile Computing Improving TCP Throughput over Lossy Links Using

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    Atiquzzaman, Mohammed

    TCP Throughput over Lossy Links Using Protocol-Level Speculations Haowei Bai Honeywell Labs 3660- The degradation of Transport Control Protocol (TCP) throughput in networks with lossy links is mainly due to processor performance degradation due to control hazards in CPU design. First, two types of loss events

  6. Continuous Control Primitive Trajectory Generation and Optimal Motion Splines for All-Wheel Steering Mobile

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    Kelly, Alonzo

    algorithms based on the Ackermann, differential drive, or omnidirectional steering models. Ackerman with all-wheel steering capability differ from these models in that the velocity vector can be aimed in anyContinuous Control Primitive Trajectory Generation and Optimal Motion Splines for All

  7. GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ADVANCED OUTAGE CONTROL CENTER TO IMPROVE OUTAGE COORDINATION, PROBLEM RESOLUTION, AND OUTAGE RISK MANAGEMENT

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    Germain, Shawn St; Farris, Ronald; Whaley, April M; Medema, Heather; Gertman, David

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research effort is a part of the Light-Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, which is a research and development (R&D) program sponsored by Department of Energy (DOE) and performed in close collaboration with industry R&D programs that provide the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe, and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. The LWRS program serves to help the U.S. nuclear industry adopt new technologies and engineering solutions that facilitate the continued safe operation of the plants and extension of the current operating licenses. Managing NPP outages is a complex and difficult task due to the large number of maintenance and repair activities that are accomplished in a short period of time. During an outage, the outage control center (OCC) is the temporary command center for outage managers and provides several critical functions for the successful execution of the outage schedule. Essentially, the OCC functions to facilitate information inflow, assist outage management in processing information, and to facilitate the dissemination of information to stakeholders. Currently, outage management activities primarily rely on telephone communication, face to face reports of status, and periodic briefings in the OCC. It is a difficult task to maintain current the information related to outage progress and discovered conditions. Several advanced communication and collaboration technologies have shown promise for facilitating the information flow into, across, and out of the OCC. The use of these technologies will allow information to be shared electronically, providing greater amounts of real-time information to the decision makers and allowing OCC coordinators to meet with supporting staff remotely. Passively monitoring status electronically through advances in the areas of mobile worker technologies, computer-based procedures, and automated work packages will reduce the current reliance on manually reporting progress. The use of these technologies will also improve the knowledge capture and management capabilities of the organization. The purpose of this research is to improve management of NPP outages through the development of an advanced outage control center (AOCC) that is specifically designed to maximize the usefulness of communication and collaboration technologies for outage coordination and problem resolution activities. This technical report for industry implementation outlines methods and considerations for the establishment of an AOCC. This report provides a process for implementation of a change management plan, evaluation of current outage processes, the selection of technology, and guidance for the implementation of the selected technology. Methods are presented for both adoption of technologies within an existing OCC and for a complete OCC replacement, including human factors considerations for OCC design and setup.

  8. Improving Process Control Immunity to Supply Voltage Sags in Petroleum and Chemical Industries

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    Mansoor, A.; Dorr, D.; Olson, G.

    IMPROVING PROCESS CONTROL IMMUNITY TO SUPPLY VOLTAGE SAGS IN PETROLEUM AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES Douglas Dorr and Arshad Mansoor EPRI Power Electronics Applications Center Knoxville, TN ABSTRACT In the modem industrial facility, many... by EPRI's Power Quality Test Facility clearly shows that CVT's are an excellent solution for voltage sag problems when they are sized properly. The optimum sizing is achieved when the CVT is loaded to no more than about 40 Figure 3. Batteryless UPS...

  9. Independent assessment to continue improvement: Implementing statistical process control at the Hanford Site

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    Hu, T.A.; Lo, J.C.

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Quality Assurance independent assessment has brought about continued improvement in the PUREX Plant surveillance program at the Department of Energy`s Hanford Site. After the independent assessment, Quality Assurance personnel were closely involved in improving the surveillance program, specifically regarding storage tank monitoring. The independent assessment activities included reviewing procedures, analyzing surveillance data, conducting personnel interviews, and communicating with management. Process improvement efforts included: (1) designing data collection methods; (2) gaining concurrence between engineering and management, (3) revising procedures; and (4) interfacing with shift surveillance crews. Through this process, Statistical Process Control (SPC) was successfully implemented and surveillance management was improved. The independent assessment identified several deficiencies within the surveillance system. These deficiencies can be grouped into two areas: (1) data recording and analysis and (2) handling off-normal conditions. By using several independent assessment techniques, Quality Assurance was able to point out program weakness to senior management and present suggestions for improvements. SPC charting, as implemented by Quality Assurance, is an excellent tool for diagnosing the process, improving communication between the team members, and providing a scientific database for management decisions. In addition, the surveillance procedure was substantially revised. The goals of this revision were to (1) strengthen the role of surveillance management, engineering and operators and (2) emphasize the importance of teamwork for each individual who performs a task. In this instance we believe that the value independent assessment adds to the system is the continuous improvement activities that follow the independent assessment. Excellence in teamwork between the independent assessment organization and the auditee is the key to continuing improvement.

  10. SUPPLEMENTAL EXPORT COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES FOR TRAVEL WITH MOBILE DEVICES & RESEARCH EQUIPMENT To ensure that SAO-affiliated persons, who work on export-controlled projects and travel with their

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    SUPPLEMENTAL EXPORT COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES FOR TRAVEL WITH MOBILE DEVICES & RESEARCH EQUIPMENT I. Purpose To ensure that SAO-affiliated persons, who work on export-controlled projects and travel with their laptops and mobile devices, take additional export compliance security precautions in advance and bring

  11. Ratio of effective temperature to pressure controls the mobility of sheared hard spheres

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    Thomas K. Haxton

    2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Using molecular dynamics simulation, we calculate fluctuations and response for steadily sheared hard spheres over a wide range of packing fractions $\\phi$ and shear strain rates $\\gamma$, using two different methods to dissipate energy. To a good approximation, shear stress and density fluctuations are related to their associated response functions by a single effective temperature $T_{eff}$ that is equal to or larger than the kinetic temperature $T_{kin}$. We find a crossover in the relationship between the relaxation time $\\tau$ and the the nondimensionalized effective temperature $T_{eff}/p\\sigma^3$, where $p$ is the pressure and $\\sigma$ is the sphere diameter. In the solid response regime, the behavior at fixed packing fraction satisfies $\\tau\\gamma\\propto \\exp(-cp\\sigma^3/T_{eff})$, where $c$ depends weakly on $\\phi$, suggesting that the average local yield strain is controlled by the effective temperature in a way that is consistent with shear transformation zone theory. In the fluid response regime, the relaxation time depends on $T_{eff}/p\\sigma^3$ as it depends on $T_{kin}/p\\sigma^3$ in equilibrium. This regime includes both near-equilibrium conditions where $T_{eff} ~ T_{kin}$ and far-from-equilibrium conditions where $T_{eff} \

  12. Improving the dynamic performance of a complex AC/DC system by HVDC control modifications

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    Hammad, A.E. (ABB Power Systems, Baden (CH)); Gagnon, J. (Hydro Quebec, Montreal (CA)); McCallum, D. (IREQ, Montreal (CA))

    1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The power system of Hydro-Quebec has a peak load of approximately 27 GW. The great distance between the production sites and the load centers introduces stability limitations, which is the reason why the Quebec grid cannot be economically synchronized (through ac transmission with limited capacity) with the U.S. northeastern network. Power exports are therefore dependent on the use of HVDC links of which Hydro-Quebec now possesses five, for a capacity of over 2600 MW. Such a capacity will again soon increase. At the moment, the Chateauguay scheme has the largest HVDC capacity. It transfers 1000 MW by means of two Back-to-Back converter blocks. Various automatic control systems are installed on the Chateauguay scheme owing to the fact that a single circuit of a 765 kV ac line transmits the output of both the HVDC converter stations as well as the output from Beauharnois hydro generating station. Such controls have performed satisfactorily since 1984. However, a remarkable improvement of the overall ac/dc system dynamic performance can be gained by making certain modifications in some of these HVDC system controls. This paper presents the salient features of such control modifications, currently under consideration, using the results of an investigation by digital and analogue simulations that demonstrate the achieved improvements.

  13. Power Control MAC Protocol Analysis and Improvement for Ad Hoc Networks Ping Ding, JoAnne Holliday, Aslihan Celik

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    Holliday, JoAnne

    Power Control MAC Protocol Analysis and Improvement for Ad Hoc Networks Ping Ding, JoAnne Holliday power control protocols have been proposed to address the limited power supplies in ad hoc networks in the same transmission. In this paper, we review different power control MAC protocols, and analyze

  14. A Study of the Energy Saving and Capacity Improvement Potential of Power Control in Multi-hop Wireless Networks

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    Hwu, Wen-mei W.

    A Study of the Energy Saving and Capacity Improvement Potential of Power Control in Multi- This study investigates the potential of using transmission power control in wireless packet networks with differing number of hops between source and destination. Here we exploit the benefits of power control

  15. Embedded Sensors and Controls to Improve Component Performance and Reliability Conceptual Design Report

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    Kisner, R.; Melin, A.; Burress, T.; Fugate, D.; Holcomb, D.; Wilgen, J.; Miller, J.; Wilson, D.; Silva, P.; Whitlow, L.; Peretz, F.

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this project is to demonstrate improved reliability and increased performance made possible by deeply embedding instrumentation and controls (I&C) in nuclear power plant (NPP) components and systems. The project is employing a highly instrumented canned rotor, magnetic bearing, fluoride salt pump as its I&C technology demonstration platform. I&C is intimately part of the basic millisecond-by-millisecond functioning of the system; treating I&C as an integral part of the system design is innovative and will allow significant improvement in capabilities and performance. As systems become more complex and greater performance is required, traditional I&C design techniques become inadequate and more advanced I&C needs to be applied. New I&C techniques enable optimal and reliable performance and tolerance of noise and uncertainties in the system rather than merely monitoring quasistable performance. Traditionally, I&C has been incorporated in NPP components after the design is nearly complete; adequate performance was obtained through over-design. By incorporating I&C at the beginning of the design phase, the control system can provide superior performance and reliability and enable designs that are otherwise impossible. This report describes the progress and status of the project and provides a conceptual design overview for the platform to demonstrate the performance and reliability improvements enabled by advanced embedded I&C.

  16. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Self-configuring, Mobile Networks in the Area of

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    Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment [Meyer 2007]. The basic idea of the system to be developed. Keywords GPS, agricultural engineering, self-configuring, mobile networks, ZigBee 1 INTRODUCTION Co

  17. Development of an Advanced Simulator to Model Mobility Control and Geomechanics during CO{sub 2} Floods

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    Delshad, Mojdeh; Wheeler, Mary; Sepehrnoori, Kamy; Pope, Gary

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The simulator is an isothermal, three-dimensional, four-phase, compositional, equation-of– state (EOS) simulator. We have named the simulator UTDOE-CO2 capable of simulating various recovery processes (i.e., primary, secondary waterflooding, and miscible and immiscible gas flooding). We include both the Peng-Robinson EOS and the Redlich-Kwong EOS models. A Gibbs stability test is also included in the model to perform a phase identification test to consistently label each phase for subsequent property calculations such as relative permeability, viscosity, density, interfacial tension, and capillary pressure. Our time step strategy is based on an IMPEC-type method (implicit pressure and explicit concentration). The gridblock pressure is solved first using the explicit dating of saturation-dependent terms. Subsequently, the material balance equations are solved explicitly for the total concentration of each component. The physical dispersion term is also included in the governing equations. The simulator includes (1) several foam model(s) for gas mobility control, (2) compositional relative permeability models with the hysteresis option, (3) corner point grid and several efficient solvers, (4) geomechanics module to compute stress field as the result of CO{sub 2} injection/production, (5) the format of commercial visualization software, S3graf from Science-soft Ltd., was implemented for user friendly visualization of the simulation results. All tasks are completed and the simulator was fully tested and delivered to the DOE office including a user’s guide and several input files and the executable for Windows Pcs. We have published several SPE papers, presented several posters, and one MS thesis is completed (V. Pudugramam, 2013) resulting from this DOE funded project.

  18. Correlation ion mobility spectroscopy

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    Pfeifer, Kent B. (Los Lunas, NM); Rohde, Steven B. (Corrales, NM)

    2008-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Correlation ion mobility spectrometry (CIMS) uses gating modulation and correlation signal processing to improve IMS instrument performance. Closely spaced ion peaks can be resolved by adding discriminating codes to the gate and matched filtering for the received ion current signal, thereby improving sensitivity and resolution of an ion mobility spectrometer. CIMS can be used to improve the signal-to-noise ratio even for transient chemical samples. CIMS is especially advantageous for small geometry IMS drift tubes that can otherwise have poor resolution due to their small size.

  19. Plant Maintenance and Improvement Experiences for Control System in UCN 5 and 6

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    Choi, D.R.; Lee, K.B.; Kim, C.J.; Chung, Y.M. [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., no. 84-1, Bugu-ri, Buk-Myeon, Ulchin-gun, Kyong-buk (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Plant Control System (PCS) in Korean Standard Nuclear Power Plant (KSNP) is designed to perform data acquisition and transfer function via communication data links to control most of the field components such as pumps, fans, valves, dampers and circuit breakers. The PCS installed at UCN 5 and 6 for both safety related and non -safety related functions is microprocessor based system supplied by HF Controls. Safety related functions are provided by redundant trains of microprocessor based single loop controllers with direct connections to the field input/output instruments but non-safety related functions utilize a similar construction with the input/output boards to be remotely located in cabinet arrangements near the field components. Whatever the functions, the signals to control and monitor field devices are processed through communication master (CM), HFC distributed control system, which uses Multibus I back-plane design to accommodate the requirement of multiple processors. The complex programmable logic device (CPLD) mounted on the A233 back-plane of the CM controls the processors for an adequate access to the bus so that 16 microprocessor based circuitries acting as bus masters share the public memory properly through the common bus. The bus occupation of each processor should not affect overall system response time to keep appropriate system performance. This paper discusses the comparison evaluation between the difference priority techniques and hardware change on A233 back-plane to improve the communication methods, etc., as to the bus arbitration schemes of communication master(CM) applied to UCN site based on the waveform data acquired from A233 CPLD and HFC bus design specification. (authors)

  20. Improving Building Comfort and Energy Savings of the McKenzie Airport Terminal by Maintaining and Improving Pneumatic Control Systems 

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    Liu, C.; Bruner, H. L.; Deng, S.; Brundidge, T.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , had some form of deteriorated controls, components, and operational function. For example, most of pneumatic controls were failed due to bad components, wrong settings, and disconnection before the Continuous CommissioningR (CCSM). This caused humid...

  1. Microbiological, Geochemical and Hydrologic Processes Controlling Uranium Mobility: An Integrated Field-Scale Subsurface Research Challenge Site at Rifle, Colorado, Quality Assurance Project Plan

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    Fix, N. J.

    2008-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is cleaning up and/or monitoring large, dilute plumes contaminated by metals, such as uranium and chromium, whose mobility and solubility change with redox status. Field-scale experiments with acetate as the electron donor have stimulated metal-reducing bacteria to effectively remove uranium [U(VI)] from groundwater at the Uranium Mill Tailings Site in Rifle, Colorado. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and a multidisciplinary team of national laboratory and academic collaborators has embarked on a research proposed for the Rifle site, the object of which is to gain a comprehensive and mechanistic understanding of the microbial factors and associated geochemistry controlling uranium mobility so that DOE can confidently remediate uranium plumes as well as support stewardship of uranium-contaminated sites. This Quality Assurance Project Plan provides the quality assurance requirements and processes that will be followed by the Rifle Integrated Field-Scale Subsurface Research Challenge Project.

  2. Field Test Results from Lidar Measured Yaw Control for Improved Yaw Alignment with the NREL Controls Advanced Research Turbine: Preprint

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    Scholbrock, A.; Fleming, P.; Wright, A.; Slinger, C.; Medley, J.; Harris, M.

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes field tests of a light detection and ranging (lidar) device placed forward looking on the nacelle of a wind turbine and used as a wind direction measurement to directly control the yaw position of a wind turbine. Conventionally, a wind turbine controls its yaw direction using a nacelle-mounted wind vane. If there is a bias in the measurement from the nacelle-mounted wind vane, a reduction in power production will be observed. This bias could be caused by a number of issues such as: poor calibration, electromagnetic interference, rotor wake, or other effects. With a lidar mounted on the nacelle, a measurement of the wind could be made upstream of the wind turbine where the wind is not being influenced by the rotor's wake or induction zone. Field tests were conducted with the lidar measured yaw system and the nacelle wind vane measured yaw system. Results show that a lidar can be used to effectively measure the yaw error of the wind turbine, and for this experiment, they also showed an improvement in power capture because of reduced yaw misalignment when compared to the nacelle wind vane measured yaw system.

  3. Improving inventory and production control in an electronic company : capacity planning, base stock policy, and Kanban system

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    Dong, Youqun, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research developed improved methods of inventory and production control in an electronic manufacturing company, which faces fluctuating seasonal demands and is categorized as a multiple part type production system ...

  4. Real-Time Vision-Based Control of a Nonholonomic Mobile Robot1 , R. Fierro, V. Kumar, B. Southall, J. Spletzer, and C. J. Taylor

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    Spletzer, John R.

    made to improve shock absorption and to house an omni- directional vision system, a 2.4 GHz wireless video transmitter, and a battery pack. The robot has a servo controller on board for steering and a digital proportional speed controller for forward/backward motion. A parallel port interface, also

  5. articulated body mobile: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Q mobile robots. The X4Y4 curve and a control algorithm for an articulated mobile robot following an X4Y4 for real-world mobile robots. Ill-designed curves on a path can...

  6. Abstract--This paper presents a robust excitation controller design for power systems to improve the dynamic stability

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    Abstract--This paper presents a robust excitation controller design for power systems to improve linearization where some parts of power systems need to be linearized. The robustness of the proposed control scheme is ensured by considering uncertainties within power systems model. In this paper

  7. Improving the Control Performance of an Organic Rankine Cycle System for Waste Heat Recovery from a Heavy-Duty

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Improving the Control Performance of an Organic Rankine Cycle System for Waste Heat Recovery from, Antonio Sciarretta, Luc Voise, Pascal Dufour, Madiha Nadri Abstract-- In recent years, waste heat recovery waste heat from a heavy- duty diesel engine. For this system, a hierarchical and modular control

  8. Development of A Cryogenic Drift Cell Spectrometer and Methods for Improving the Analytical Figures of Merit for Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry Analysis

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    May, Jody C.

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    with Electron Impact) grid a transparent array of thin wires used in charged particle optics IMS Ion Mobility Spectrometry LDI Laser Desorption/Ionization longitudinal/axial the direction parallel to the transit of the ion beam or swarm MALDI Matrix... 1-2.1 Electric Field Considerations for IMS Experiments .......... 13 1-2.2 Measurement of Mobility Constants and the Gas Phase Collision Cross Section ................................................... 15 1-3 Separation Efficiency...

  9. INEXPENSIVE CO{sub 2} THICKENING AGENTS FOR IMPROVED MOBILITY CONTROL OF CO{sub 2} FLOODS

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    Robert M. Enick; Eric J. Beckman; Andrew Hamilton

    2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research was the design, synthesis and evaluation of inexpensive, nonfluorous carbon dioxide thickening agents. We followed the same strategy employed in the design of fluorinated CO{sub 2} polymeric thickeners. First, a highly CO{sub 2}-philic, hydrocarbon-based monomer was to be identified. Polymers or oligomers of this monomer were then synthesized. The second step was to be completed only when a CO{sub 2}-soluble polymer that was soluble in CO{sub 2} at pressures comparable to the MMP was identified. In the second step, viscosity-enhancing associating groups were to be incorporated into the polymer to make it a viable thickener that exhibited high CO{sub 2} solubility at EOR MMP conditions. This final report documents the CO{sub 2} solubility of a series of commercial and novel polymers composed of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and, in some cases, nitrogen.

  10. DISCHARGE IMPROVEMENT THROUGH CONTROL OF NEOCLASSICAL TEARING MODES BY LOCALIZED ECCD IN DIII-D

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    PRATER,R; LAHAYE,RJ; LOHR,J; LUCE,TC; PETTY,CC; FERRON,JR; HUMPHREYS,DA; STRAIT,EJ; PERKINS,FW; HARVEY,RW

    2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A271 DISCHARGE IMPROVEMENT THROUGH CONTROL OF NEOCLASSICAL TEARING MODES BY LOCALIZED ECCD IN DIII-D. Neoclassical tearing modes (NTMs) are MHD modes which can limit the performance of high beta discharges in tokamaks, in some cases leading to a major disruption. The destabilizing effect which results in NTM growth is a helical decrease in the bootstrap current caused by a local reduction of the plasma pressure gradient by seed magnetic islands. The NTM is particularly well suited to control since the mode is linearly stable although nonlinearly unstable, so if the island amplitude can be decreased below a threshold size the mode will decay and vanish. One means of shrinking the island is the replacement of the missing bootstrap current by a localized current generated by electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD). This method has been applied to the m=3/n=2 neoclassical tearing mode in DIII-D, in H-mode plasmas with ongoing ELMs and sawteeth, both of which generate seed islands periodically. In the case of the 3/2 mode, full suppression was obtained robustly by applying about 1.5 MW of ECCD very near the rational surface of the mode. When the mode first appears in the plasma the stored energy decreases by 20%, but after the mode is stabilized by the ECCD the beta may be raised above the initial threshold pressure by 20% by additional neutral beam heating, thereby generating an improvement in the limiting beta of nearly a factor 2. An innovative automated search algorithm was implemented to find and retain the optimum location for the ECCD in the presence of the mode.

  11. Improving Building Comfort and Energy Savings of the McKenzie Airport Terminal by Maintaining and Improving Pneumatic Control Systems

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    Liu, C.; Bruner, H. L.; Deng, S.; Brundidge, T.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -cooled. Compressors are turned on and off to maintain the adjustable chilled water supply temperature at the setpoint of 43 ?F. The existing chilled water supply temperature was 41 ?F, because the thermostat, which is controlling the chilled water supply... have individual economizers, the chilled water pump is switched on and off by the outside air thermostat. It shall be on if the sensed temperature is above 55 ?F and shall remain on until the sensed temperature falls below 53 ?F. Prior to CCSM...

  12. A new control strategy to improve the performance of PWM ac to dc converter under unbalanced operating condition 

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    Choudhury, Shamim A.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A NEW CONTROL STRATEGY TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF PWM AC TO DC CONVERTER UNDER UNBALANCED OPERATING CONDITION A Thesis by SHAMIM A. CHOUDHURY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER 0 F S CIE'VCE t&fay 1992 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A NEW CONTROL STRATEGY TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF PWM AC TO DC CONVERTER UNDER UNBALANCED OPERATING CONDITION A Thesis by SHAMIM A. CHOUDHURY...

  13. 2005 International Conference on Wireless Networks, Communications and Mobile Computing Optimal Power Control for Multiple Access Channel

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    Chen, Rong-Rong

    Power Control for Multiple Access Channel with Peak and Average Power Constraints Rong-Rong Chen}I@ece.utah.edu Abstract- In this paper, we study optimal power control for multiple access channel with peak and average and the receiver. We characterize the structures of the optimal power control policy and show that the optimal

  14. Evaluation of surfactants as steam diverters/mobility control agents in light oil steamfloods: Effect of oil composition, rates and experimental conditions

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    Mahmood, S.M.; Olsen, D.K.; Ramzel, E.B.

    1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of experiments was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of commercially available surfactants for steam-foam EOR applications in light oil reservoirs. The experiments were performed in a 3-ft long, 1-1/2 in.-diameter cylindrical sandpack of about 1 darcy permeability. The sandpack and injected fluids were preheated to 430{degree}F at 155 psi. The main objective of these tests was to investigate the effectiveness of several surfactants in providing mobility control under a variety of conditions expected in light-oil steamfloods. Thus, maximum pressure-rise and foam-bank buildup/decay were noted as operating conditions were changed in a test or in various tests. Tests were performed with various oil types, sacrificial salts, injection rates, injection strategies, vapor-to-liquid fractions (VLF), and steam/N{sub 2} ratios (SNR).

  15. A Mobility and Energy-aware Hierarchical Intrusion Detection System for Mobile ad hoc Networks

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    Stavrakakis, Ioannis

    A Mobility and Energy-aware Hierarchical Intrusion Detection System for Mobile ad hoc Networks consumption. The proposed architecture adopts and enhances the Mobility and Energy Aware Clustering Algorithm and energy of nodes in the cluster formation in order to improve detection accuracy and re- duce energy

  16. Depression and the Ironic Effects of Thought Suppression: Therapeutic Strategies for ImprovingMental Control

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    Beevers, Christopher

    are espc- cially likely to engage in thought suppression in an at- tempt to achieve mental control over

  17. Mobile cinema

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    Pan, Pengkai, 1972-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis develops techniques and methods that extend the art and craft of storytelling, and in particular enable the creation of mobile cinema. Stories are always constrained by the medium in which they are told and the ...

  18. Improving Quality-of-Control using Flexible Timing Constraints: Metric and Scheduling Issues

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    Ramamritham, Krithi

    Martí and Josep M. Fuertes Automatic Control Dept. Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain krithi@cse.iitb.ac.in Abstract Closed-loop control systems are dynamic systems subject to perturbations that transient perturbations cause in the controlled system response. The smaller and shorter the deviation

  19. 1 Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'10 General Overview

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    1 Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'10 General Overview Wireless Transmission Medium Layer Mobile Transport Layer WLAN Security #12;2 Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'10 Medium Access Control (MAC Layer) #12;3 Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'10 Can we apply media access

  20. Strain control of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistor structures on silicon (111) by plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy

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    Aidam, Rolf; Diwo, Elke; Rollbuehler, Nicola; Kirste, Lutz; Benkhelifa, Fouad [Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Solid State Physics, Tullastrasse 72, 79108 Freiburg (Germany)

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports on the use of plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy of AlGaN/GaN-based high electron mobility transistor structures grown on 4 in. Si (111) substrates. In situ measurements of wafer curvature during growth proved to be a very powerful method to analyze the buffer layer's thickness dependent strain. The Ga/N ratio at the beginning of growth of the GaN buffer layer is the critical parameter to control the compressive strain of the entire grown structure. An engineered amount of compressive strain must be designed into the structure to perfectly compensate for the tensile strain caused by differences in the thermal expansion coefficient between the epi-layer and substrate during sample cool down from growth temperatures. A maximum film thickness of 4.2 {mu}m was achieved without the formation of any cracks and a negligible bow of the wafers below 10 {mu}m. Measurement of the as-grown wafers revealed depth profiles of the charge carrier concentration comparable to values achieved on SiC substrates and mobility values of the two dimensional electron gas in the range 1230 to 1350 cm{sup 2}/Vs at a charge carrier concentration of 6.5-7 10{sup 12}/cm{sup 2}. First results on processed wafers with 2 {mu}m thick buffer layer indicate very promising results with a resistance of the buffer, measured on 200 {mu}m long contacts with 15 {mu}m pitch, in the range of R > 10{sup 9}{Omega} at 100 V and breakdown voltages up to 550 V.

  1. Improving beam stability in particle accelerator models by using Hamiltonian control

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    J. Boreux; T. Carletti; Ch. Skokos; M. Vittot

    2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive a Hamiltonian control theory which can be applied to a 4D symplectic map that models a ring particle accelerator composed of elements with sextupole nonlinearity. The controlled system is designed to exhibit a more regular orbital behavior than the uncontrolled one. Using the Smaller Alignement Index (SALI) chaos indicator, we are able to show that the controlled system has a dynamical aperture up to 1.7 times larger than the original mode

  2. Improving liquid chemical intervention methods to control pathogens on fresh-cut fruits and vegetables 

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    Troya, Maria Rosa

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    effectiveness of liquid chemical treatment was studied. Experiments determined if sanitizer contact with bacteria could be improved through the use of surfactants and different application methods (drop application method, negative pressure differential...

  3. A new control strategy to improve the performance of PWM ac to dc converter under unbalanced operating condition

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    Choudhury, Shamim A.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , this improved performance of the converter is not necessarily achieved. Unbalanced voltage inputs introduce a significant amount of unwanted harmonics in the input current and output voltage of the converter. These unwanted harmonics result in increased... and to develop some techniques to preserve their high performance features. This thesis. therefore. presents a new control strategy which selectively cancels the generated abnormal harmonics from the input and output waveforms without the addition of any...

  4. Survey of historical incidences with Controls-Structures Interaction and recommended technology improvements needed to put hardware in space

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    Ketner, G.L.

    1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) conducted a survey for the Controls-Structures Interaction (CSI) Office of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Langley Research Center. The purpose of the survey was to collect information documenting past incidences of problems with CSI during design, analysis, ground development, test and/or flight operation of space systems in industry. The survey was conducted to also compile recommended improvements in technology to support future needs for putting hardware into space. 3 refs., 1 tab.

  5. Energy Efficiency Improvement by Measurement and Control: A Case Study of Reheating Furnaces in the Steel Industry

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    Martensson, A.

    , April 22-23, 1992 Table I. Furnace energy use in Sweden, 1989. Source: Jemkontoret, Stockholm, Sweden. Fuel Energy use a [GWh) ([10 9 Btu)) aI 1680 (5732) Propane 1272 (4340) Natural gas 48 (164) Coke oven gas 400 (1365) Electricity (induction...ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT BY MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL A case study of reheating furnaces in the steel industry Anders Mlirtensson Department of Environmental and Energy Systems Studies Lund University S-22362 Lund Sweden ABSTRACT...

  6. Mobile Media Poetics

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    Raley, Rita

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life.as well as mobile communication technologies. In turn, wefor distribution via mobile communication technologies. Such

  7. Anchored Mobilities: Mobile Technology and Transnational Migration

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    Dourish,Paul

    Anchored Mobilities: Mobile Technology and Transnational Migration Amanda Williams Donald Bren Irvine, CA 92697-3440, USA jpd@ics.uci.edu ABSTRACT Mobile technologies are deployed into diverse social mobility. We present an ethnography of transnational Thai retirees and their uses of mobile technology

  8. Nonlinear power flow feedback control for improved stability and performance of airfoil sections

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    Wilson, David G.; Robinett, III, Rush D.

    2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A computer-implemented method of determining the pitch stability of an airfoil system, comprising using a computer to numerically integrate a differential equation of motion that includes terms describing PID controller action. In one model, the differential equation characterizes the time-dependent response of the airfoil's pitch angle, .alpha.. The computer model calculates limit-cycles of the model, which represent the stability boundaries of the airfoil system. Once the stability boundary is known, feedback control can be implemented, by using, for example, a PID controller to control a feedback actuator. The method allows the PID controller gain constants, K.sub.I, K.sub.p, and K.sub.d, to be optimized. This permits operation closer to the stability boundaries, while preventing the physical apparatus from unintentionally crossing the stability boundaries. Operating closer to the stability boundaries permits greater power efficiencies to be extracted from the airfoil system.

  9. Brush Control and Range Improvement: In the Post Oak-Blackjack Oak Area of Texas. 

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    Darrow, Robert A.; McCully, Wayne G.

    1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1st Texas Timbers -. - stn ............. Post Oak IVoody Plant Control Xfe Factors in the Selecti Control Measure ... 'echanical Girdlin Cutting Koot pl oat Grazi letnical C Basal ' Soil In "A atump Frill SI Trunk Fnliacr~ "A... in the post oak-blackjack oak area of Texas by inte. grating brush control into a range management program. The acreage occupied by post oak-blackjack oak in the East and West . Cross Timbers, the Central Basin and the East Texas post oak belt, a portion...

  10. IMPROVING CONTROL ROOM DESIGN AND OPERATIONS BASED ON HUMAN FACTORS ANALYSES OR HOW MUCH HUMAN FACTORS UPGRADE IS ENOUGH ?

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    HIGGINS,J.C.; OHARA,J.M.; ALMEIDA,P.

    2002-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    THE JOSE CABRERA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IS A ONE LOOP WESTINGHOUSE PRESSURIZED WATER REACTOR. IN THE CONTROL ROOM, THE DISPLAYS AND CONTROLS USED BY OPERATORS FOR THE EMERGENCY OPERATING PROCEDURES ARE DISTRIBUTED ON FRONT AND BACK PANELS. THIS CONFIGURATION CONTRIBUTED TO RISK IN THE PROBABILISTIC SAFETY ASSESSMENT WHERE IMPORTANT OPERATOR ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED. THIS STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF THE DESIGN ON CREW PERFORMANCE AND PLANT SAFETY AND TO DEVELOP DESIGN IMPROVEMENTS.FIVE POTENTIAL EFFECTS WERE IDENTIFIED. THEN NUREG-0711 [1], PROGRAMMATIC, HUMAN FACTORS, ANALYSES WERE CONDUCTED TO SYSTEMATICALLY EVALUATE THE CR-LA YOUT TO DETERMINE IF THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS. THESE ANALYSES INCLUDED OPERATING EXPERIENCE REVIEW, PSA REVIEW, TASK ANALYSES, AND WALKTHROUGH SIMULATIONS. BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THESE ANALYSES, A VARIETY OF CONTROL ROOM MODIFICATIONS WERE IDENTIFIED. FROM THE ALTERNATIVES, A SELECTION WAS MADE THAT PROVIDED A REASONABLEBALANCE BE TWEEN PERFORMANCE, RISK AND ECONOMICS, AND MODIFICATIONS WERE MADE TO THE PLANT.

  11. Improving Building Control and System Operation Through the Continuous Commissioning® Process: A Case Study

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    Redmann, N.; Liu, M.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and Energy Management and Control System (EMCS) functionality. It also aided in the identification of mechanical systems needing repair. The optimization of the HVAC systems and advanced utilization of the EMCS reduced the combined heating and cooling energy...

  12. Improving liquid chemical intervention methods to control pathogens on fresh-cut fruits and vegetables

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    Troya, Maria Rosa

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Factors that affect liquid chemical intervention methods of controlling pathogens on fresh-cut produce were investigated. The relationship between produce tissue structure (intercellular space, cell size, and cell distribution) and the sanitizing...

  13. Control of residual aluminum from conventional treatment to improve reverse osmosis performance

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    Gabelich, C J; Ishida, K P; Gerringer, F W; Evangelista, R; Kalyan, M; Suffet, I H

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2005. The Role of Dissolved Aluminum in Silica Chemistry forDraft Public Health Goal for Aluminum in Drinking Water .1994. Control of Residual Aluminum in Filtered Water . AWWA,

  14. Improving nickel metal hydride batteries through research in negative electrode corrosion control and novel electrode materials

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    Alexander, Michael Scott

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this work is to improve the negative electrode of the metal hydride electrodes. Three areas were investigated: corrosion inhibition through Zn additives to the electrolyte, the use of AB5 and AB2 alloy mixtures, and novel AB2...

  15. Improving Accuracy in Robotised Fibre Placement using Force and Visual Servoing External Hybrid Control Scheme

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in various fields like planes, automotive, marine, sport and wind energy. This is a new fast growing market.3Improving Accuracy in Robotised Fibre Placement using Force and Visual Servoing External Hybrid, the company Coriolis Composites has developed an Automated Fibre Placement device already on the market

  16. Towards Biological Control of Kudzu Through an Improved Understanding of Insect-Kudzu Interactions

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    Orr, D.; Barber, G.; DeBarr, G.; Thornton, M.

    2001-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors evaluated various approaches to the biological control of kudzu and exotic weed that infests the SRS. A large number of native pollinators were found to be attracted to kudzu. The viability of seed was found to be low, between 2% and 11%. This is the result of native Hemiptera. The results suggest that seed feeding insects should not be targeted for importation. Both kudzu and soybeans had the same level of abundance and diversity of herbivore insects and the same levels of defoliation. No vine or root damaging species were found. Efforts should be targeted to the latter insects to control kudzu.

  17. Initial Studies on Actionable Control for Improving Small Signal Stability in Interconnected Power Systems

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    Tuffner, Francis K.; Huang, Zhenyu; Zhou, Ning; Guttromson, Ross T.; Jayantilal, Avnaesh

    2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Power consumption and demand continues to grow around the world. As the electric power grid continues to be put under more stress, the conditions of instability are more likely to occur. One cause of such instabilities is intearea oscillations, such as the oscillation that resulted in the August 10, 1996 blackout of the WECC. This paper explores different potential operations of different devices on the power system to improve the damping of these interarea oscillations using two different simulation models

  18. Improved understanding and control of high-speed jet interaction flows

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    Srinivasan, Ravichandra

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    include the use of jets for fuel injection in scramjets, for reaction control of high-speed aerodynamic bodies and as cooling jets for skins of high-speed vehicles. A necessary requirement in the use of transverse jets for these and other applications is a...

  19. DAMPING IMPROVEMENT THROUGH TUNING CONTROLLER LIMITS OF A SERIES FACTS DEVICE

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    Hiskens, Ian A.

    the capacities of existing power lines. In the last decade, the series flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS of the saturation limiter (with non-smooth nonlinearities) on system dynamics of a power network equipped for saturation limits. The external controller (EC) of a series flexible ac transmission system (FACTS) device

  20. Mobile Multimedia Sensor Networks: Architecture and Routing

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    Chen, Min

    Mobile Multimedia Sensor Networks: Architecture and Routing 1Min Chen, 2 Mohsen Guizani, 3 Minho Jo technology and multimedia systems have exhibited a strong potential and tendency on improving human life by enabling smart services in ubiquitous computing environments. This paper investigates a mobile multimedia

  1. Microstructure control of Al-Cu films for improved electromigration resistance

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    Frear, D.R.; Michael, J.R.; Romig, A.D. Jr.

    1994-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A process for the forming of Al-Cu conductive thin films with reduced electromigration failures is useful, for example, in the metallization of integrated circuits. An improved formation process includes the heat treatment or annealing of the thin film conductor at a temperature within the range of from 200 C to 300 C for a time period between 10 minutes and 24 hours under a reducing atmosphere such as 15% H[sub 2] in N[sub 2] by volume. Al-Cu thin films annealed in the single phase region of a phase diagram, to temperatures between 200 C and 300 C have [theta]-phase Al[sub 2] Cu precipitates at the grain boundaries continuously become enriched in copper, due, it is theorized, to the formation of a thin coating of [theta]-phase precipitate at the grain boundary. Electromigration behavior of the aluminum is, thus, improved because the [theta]-phase precipitates with copper hinder aluminum diffusion along the grain boundaries. Electromigration, then, occurs mainly within the aluminum grains, a much slower process. 5 figures.

  2. Characterizing and Leveraging Processor Variability in Mobile Devices for Energy Efficiency

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    Chandrashekhar, Roshni

    characterization of variability in power consumption across multiple mobile devices and mechanisms to harness this variation for improving device battery

  3. A control system for improved battery utilization in a PV-powered peak-shaving system

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    Palomino, E [Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ (United States); Stevens, J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Wiles, J. [New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States). Southwest Technology Development Inst.

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Photovoltaic (PV) power systems offer the prospect of allowing a utility company to meet part of the daily peak system load using a renewable resource. Unfortunately, some utilities have peak system- load periods that do not match the peak production hours of a PV system. Adding a battery energy storage system to a grid-connected PV power system will allow dispatching the stored solar energy to the grid at the desired times. Batteries, however, pose system limitations in terms of energy efficiency, maintenance, and cycle life. A new control system has been developed, based on available PV equipment and a data acquisition system, that seeks to minimize the limitations imposed by the battery system while maximizing the use of PV energy. Maintenance requirements for the flooded batteries are reduced, cycle life is maximized, and the battery is operated over an efficient range of states of charge. This paper presents design details and initial performance results on one of the first installed control systems of this type.

  4. Microbiological, Geochemical and Hydrologic Processes Controlling Uranium Mobility: An Integrated Field Scale Subsurface Research Challenge Site at Rifle, Colorado, February 2011 to January 2012

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    Long, P.E.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Field Scale Uranium Bioremediation. Eos Trans. AGU 88 (52),Iron Reduction and Uranium Mobility. Eos Trans. AGU 88 (52),at a Former Uranium Mill Tailings Site. Eos Trans. AGU 91,

  5. Clock synchronization for mobile ad hoc networks 

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    Chandra, Rajan

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    As mobile networking advances, there is a need for services such as clock synchronization that improve performance and support the development of higher-level applications. This can be achieved by adapting existing algorithms (such as the Network...

  6. Method of controlling the side wall thickness of a turbine nozzle segment for improved cooling

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    Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A gas turbine nozzle segment has outer and inner bands and a vane extending therebetween. Each band has a side wall, a cover and an impingement plate between the cover and nozzle wall defining two cavities on opposite sides of the impingement plate. Cooling steam is supplied to one cavity for flow through apertures of the impingement plate to cool the nozzle wall. The side wall of the band has an inturned flange defining with the nozzle wall an undercut region. The outer surface of the side wall is provided with a step prior to welding the cover to the side wall. A thermal barrier coating is applied in the step and, after the cover is welded to the side wall, the side wall is finally machined to a controlled thickness removing all, some or none of the coating.

  7. Mobile Resources

    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 Science (SC)Integrated Codes |IsLove Your1 SECTION A. Revised:7,AMission MissionMistakesMoMobile

  8. Mobility in Wireless Networks Christian Schindelhauer

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    Schindelhauer, Christian

    hoc networks, and sensor networks regarding mobility. Then, we present the most important mobility sensor nodes with radio transceiver and micro-controller in the size of a small coin (and within- men, Entwurfsmethoden, Anwendungen." and by the EU within the 6th Framework Programme under contract

  9. AbstractDifferent control aspects related to the use of TCSC for stability improvement of power systems are addressed in this

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    Cañizares, Claudio A.

    of using Flexible AC Transmission system (FACTS) controllers for enhancing power system stability are well1 AbstractDifferent control aspects related to the use of TCSC for stability improvement of power high voltage interconnected system is used to illustrate the ideas presented in the paper. Index TermsStability

  10. Controlled mobility in sensor networks

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    Sugihara, Ryo

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Example: Structural Health Monitoring 2.2.2 Systems andworkshop on Structural Health Monitoring, 2007. [TPS + 05]target tracking, structural health monitoring, and so on.

  11. Controlled mobility in sensor networks

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    Sugihara, Ryo

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    between node energy consumption and data delivery latency.o? between energy consumption and data delivery latency. We7.4: Data delivery latency for varying energy consumption

  12. Controlled mobility in sensor networks

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    Sugihara, Ryo

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    reception, and a supercapacitor to store the energy. Eacha few minutes to charge a supercapacitor through microwave

  13. An Adaptive Memory Interface Controller for Improving Bandwidth Utilization of Hybrid and Reconfigurable Systems

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    Castellana, Vito G.; Tumeo, Antonino; Ferrandi, Fabrizio

    2014-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Emerging applications such as data mining, bioinformatics, knowledge discovery, social network analysis are irregular. They use data structures based on pointers or linked lists, such as graphs, unbalanced trees or unstructures grids, which generates unpredictable memory accesses. These data structures usually are large, but difficult to partition. These applications mostly are memory bandwidth bounded and have high synchronization intensity. However, they also have large amounts of inherent dynamic parallelism, because they potentially perform a task for each one of the element they are exploring. Several efforts are looking at accelerating these applications on hybrid architectures, which integrate general purpose processors with reconfigurable devices. Some solutions, which demonstrated significant speedups, include custom-hand tuned accelerators or even full processor architectures on the reconfigurable logic. In this paper we present an approach for the automatic synthesis of accelerators from C, targeted at irregular applications. In contrast to typical High Level Synthesis paradigms, which construct a centralized Finite State Machine, our approach generates dynamically scheduled hardware components. While parallelism exploitation in typical HLS-generated accelerators is usually bound within a single execution flow, our solution allows concurrently running multiple execution flow, thus also exploiting the coarser grain task parallelism of irregular applications. Our approach supports multiple, multi-ported and distributed memories, and atomic memory operations. Its main objective is parallelizing as many memory operations as possible, independently from their execution time, to maximize the memory bandwidth utilization. This significantly differs from current HLS flows, which usually consider a single memory port and require precise scheduling of memory operations. A key innovation of our approach is the generation of a memory interface controller, which dynamically maps concurrent memory accesses to multiple ports. We present a case study on a typical irregular kernel, Graph Breadth First search (BFS), exploring different tradeoffs in terms of parallelism and number of memories.

  14. Paravertebral Block: An Improved Method of Pain Control in Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage

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    Culp, William C., E-mail: culpwilliamc@uams.edu; McCowan, Timothy C. [University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Radiology (United States); DeValdenebro, Miguel [University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Anesthesiology (United States); Wright, Lonnie B.; Workman, James L. [University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Radiology (United States); Culp, William C. [Scott and White Clinic and Memorial Hospital, The Texas A and M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology (United States)

    2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Background and Purpose. Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage remains a painful procedure in many cases despite the routine use of large amounts of intravenous sedation. We present a feasibility study of thoracic paravertebral blocks in an effort to reduce pain during and following the procedure and reduce requirements for intravenous sedation. Methods. Ten consecutive patients undergoing biliary drainage procedures received fluoroscopically guided paravertebral blocks and then had supplemental intravenous sedation as required to maintain patient comfort. Levels T8-T9 and T9-T10 on the right were targeted with 10-20 ml of 0.5% bupivacaine. Sedation requirements and pain levels were recorded. Results. Ten biliary drainage procedures in 8 patients were performed for malignancy in 8 cases and for stones in 2. The mean midazolam use was 1.13 mg IV, and the mean fentanyl requirement was 60.0 {mu}g IV in the block patients. Two episodes of hypotension, which responded promptly to volume replacement, may have been related to the block. No serious complications were encountered. The mean pain score when traversing the chest wall, liver capsule, and upon entering the bile ducts was 0.1 on a scale of 0 to 10, with 1 patient reporting a pain level of 1 and 9 reporting 0. The mean peak pain score, encountered when manipulating at the common bile duct level or when addressing stones there, was 5.4 and ranged from 0 to 10. Conclusions. Thoracic paravertebral block with intravenous sedation supplementation appears to be a feasible method of pain control during biliary interventions.

  15. Improvement of reliability of welding by in-process sensing and control (development of smart welding machines for girth welding of pipes). Final report

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    Hardt, D.E.; Masubuchi, K.; Paynter, H.M.; Unkel, W.C.

    1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Closed-loop control of the welding variables represents a promising, cost-effective approach to improving weld quality and therefore reducing the total cost of producing welded structures. The ultimate goal is to place all significant weld variables under direct closed-loop control; this contrasts with preprogrammed machines which place the welding equipment under control. As the first step, an overall strategy has been formulated and an investigation of weld pool geometry control for gas tungsten arc process has been completed. The research activities were divided into the areas of arc phenomena, weld pool phenomena, sensing techniques and control activities.

  16. Cooperating mobile robots

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    Harrington, John J.; Eskridge, Steven E.; Hurtado, John E.; Byrne, Raymond H.

    2004-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A miniature mobile robot provides a relatively inexpensive mobile robot. A mobile robot for searching an area provides a way for multiple mobile robots in cooperating teams. A robotic system with a team of mobile robots communicating information among each other provides a way to locate a source in cooperation. A mobile robot with a sensor, a communication system, and a processor, provides a way to execute a strategy for searching an area.

  17. ExxonMobil Olefins Plant Projects, Maintenance and Optimizations

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    Neely, M. M.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ExxonMobil Olefins Plant Projects, Maintenance and Optimizations Matt Neely Utilities Coordinator ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant 2014 IETC May 21, 2014 ESL-IE-14-05-02 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New... Orleans, LA. May 20-23, 2014 • ExxonMobil Approach to Energy Management • Baytown Complex • Steam Cracking 101 • Energy Efficiency Improvement Approach • Energy Efficiency Improvements Overview Baytown Olefins Plant ESL-IE-14-05-02 Proceedings...

  18. Development of Methodologies for Technology Deployment for Advanced Outage Control Centers that Improve Outage Coordination, Problem Resolution and Outage Risk Management

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    Shawn St. Germain; Ronald Farris; Heather Medeman

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research effort is a part of the Light-Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, which is a research and development (R&D) program sponsored by Department of Energy (DOE) and performed in close collaboration with industry R&D programs that provides the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe, and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. The LWRS program serves to help the U.S. nuclear industry adopt new technologies and engineering solutions that facilitate the continued safe operation of the plants and extension of the current operating licenses. The long term viability of existing nuclear power plants in the U.S. will depend upon maintaining high capacity factors, avoiding nuclear safety issues and reducing operating costs. The slow progress in the construction on new nuclear power plants has placed in increased importance on maintaining the output of the current fleet of nuclear power plants. Recently expanded natural gas production has placed increased economic pressure on nuclear power plants due to lower cost competition. Until recently, power uprate projects had steadily increased the total output of the U.S. nuclear fleet. Errors made during power plant upgrade projects have now removed three nuclear power plants from the U.S. fleet and economic considerations have caused the permanent shutdown of a fourth plant. Additionally, several utilities have cancelled power uprate projects citing economic concerns. For the past several years net electrical generation from U.S. nuclear power plants has been declining. One of few remaining areas where significant improvements in plant capacity factors can be made is in minimizing the duration of refueling outages. Managing nuclear power plant outages is a complex and difficult task. Due to the large number of complex tasks and the uncertainty that accompanies them, outage durations routinely exceed the planned duration. The ability to complete an outage on or near schedule depends upon the performance of the outage management organization. During an outage, the outage control center (OCC) is the temporary command center for outage managers and provides several critical functions for the successful execution of the outage schedule. Essentially, the OCC functions to facilitate information inflow, assist outage management in processing information and to facilitate the dissemination of information to stakeholders. Currently, outage management activities primarily rely on telephone communication, face to face reports of status and periodic briefings in the OCC. Much of the information displayed in OCCs is static and out of date requiring an evaluation to determine if it is still valid. Several advanced communication and collaboration technologies have shown promise for facilitating the information flow into, across and out of the OCC. Additionally, advances in the areas of mobile worker technologies, computer based procedures and electronic work packages can be leveraged to improve the availability of real time status to outage managers.

  19. Surfactant-Polymer Interaction for Improved Oil Recovery

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    Gabitto, Jorge; Mohanty, Kishore K.

    2002-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this research was to use the interaction between a surfactant and a polymer for efficient displacement of tertiary oil by improving slug integrity, oil solubility in the displacing fluid and mobility control. Surfactant-polymer flooding has been shown to be highly effective in laboratory-scale linear floods. The focus of this proposal is to design an inexpensive surfactant-polymer mixture that can efficiently recover tertiary oil by avoiding surfactant slug degradation and viscous/heterogeneity fingering.

  20. How Mobility Increases Mobile Cloud Computing Processing Capacity

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    How Mobility Increases Mobile Cloud Computing Processing Capacity Anh-Dung Nguyen, Patrick S--In this paper, we address a important and still unanswered question in mobile cloud computing "how mobility the resilience of mobile cloud computing services. Keywords--Mobile cloud computing, mobility, quality of service

  1. Photochemical Internalization of Bleomycin Before External-Beam Radiotherapy Improves Locoregional Control in a Human Sarcoma Model

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    Norum, Ole-Jacob, E-mail: oleno@radiumhospitalet.n [Department of Radiation Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo (Norway); Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo (Norway); Bruland, Oyvind Sverre [Department of Oncology, Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo (Norway); Faculty of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo (Norway); Gorunova, Ludmila [Department of Medical Genetics, Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo (Norway); Berg, Kristian [Department of Radiation Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo (Norway)

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the tumor growth response of the combination photochemical internalization and external-beam radiotherapy. Photochemical internalization is a technology to improve the utilization of therapeutic macromolecules in cancer therapy by photochemical release of endocytosed macromolecules into the cytosol. Methods and Materials: A human sarcoma xenograft TAX-1 was inoculated subcutaneously into nude mice. The photosensitizer AlPcS{sub 2a} and bleomycin were intraperitoneally administrated 48 h and 30 min, respectively, before diode laser light exposure at 670 nm (20 J/cm{sup 2}). Thirty minutes or 7 days after photochemical treatment, the animals were subjected to 4 Gy of ionizing radiation. Results: Using photochemical internalization of bleomycin as an adjunct to ionizing radiation increased the time to progression for the tumors from 17 to 33 days as compared with that observed with photodynamic therapy combined with ionizing radiation as well as for radiochemotherapy with bleomycin. The side effects observed when photochemical internalization of bleomycin was given shortly before ionizing radiation were eliminated by separating the treatment modalities in time. Conclusion: Photochemical internalization of bleomycin combined with ionizing radiation increased the time to progression and showed minimal toxicity and may therefore reduce the total radiation dose necessary to obtain local tumor control while avoiding long-term sequelae from radiotherapy.

  2. Ponding Test Results Seepage Losses Laterals 8E and 2A-C, Maverick County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1

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    Leigh, Eric; Fipps, Guy

    TR-336 2008 Ponding Test Results Seepage Losses Laterals 8E and 2A-C Maverick County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 By: Eric Leigh, Extension Associate, Biological and Agricultural... Engineering Guy Fipps, Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report November 2008 PONDING TEST RESULTS SEEPAGE LOSSES LATERALS 8E AND 2A...

  3. Dynamic Analysis of Mobile Device Applications

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    Corey Thuen

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The On-Device Dynamic Analysis of Mobile Applications (ODAMA) project was started in an effort to protect mobile devices used in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) from cyber attack. Because mobile devices hide as much of the “computer” as possible, the user’s ability to assess the software running on their system is limited. The research team chose Google’s Android platform for this initial research because it is open source and it would give us freedom in our approach, including the ability to modify the mobile device’s operating system itself. The research team concluded that a Privileged Application was the right approach, and the result was ODAMA. This project is an important piece of the work to secure the expanding use of mobile devices with our nation’s critical infrastructure.

  4. Synthetic Control of Organic Semiconductor Excited States

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    Clem, Tabitha Ann

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    controlled Keithley 236 SMU. References Thompson, B. ;controlled Keithley 236 SMU. References Markov, D. E. ;controlled Keithley 236 SMU. Polymer mobility was measured

  5. Mobile Museum Tours 1 RUNNING HEAD: MOBILE MUSEUM TOURS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Mobile Museum Tours 1 RUNNING HEAD: MOBILE MUSEUM TOURS Using mobile technologies for multimedia MUSEUM TOURS Abstract Mobile technology was used to deliver learner-centred experiences to visitors: Across generations and cultures, Banff : Canada (2006)" #12;Mobile Museum Tours 2 RUNNING HEAD: MOBILE

  6. Keeping Mobile Robots Connected

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    Lynch, Nancy

    2009-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Designing robust algorithms for mobile agents with reliable communication is difficult due to the distributed nature of computation, in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) the matter is exacerbated by the need to ensure ...

  7. Ion mobility sensor system

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    Xu, Jun; Watson, David B.; Whitten, William B.

    2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    An ion mobility sensor system including an ion mobility spectrometer and a differential mobility spectrometer coupled to the ion mobility spectrometer. The ion mobility spectrometer has a first chamber having first end and a second end extending along a first direction, and a first electrode system that generates a constant electric field parallel to the first direction. The differential mobility spectrometer includes a second chamber having a third end and a fourth end configured such that a fluid may flow in a second direction from the third end to the fourth end, and a second electrode system that generates an asymmetric electric field within an interior of the second chamber. Additionally, the ion mobility spectrometer and the differential mobility spectrometer form an interface region. Also, the first end and the third end are positioned facing one another so that the constant electric field enters the third end and overlaps the fluid flowing in the second direction.

  8. Mobile Proactive secret sharing

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    Schultz, David Andrew

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes mobile proactive secret sharing (MPSS), an extension of proactive secret sharing. Mobile proactive secret sharing is much more flexible than proactive secret sharing in terms of group membership: ...

  9. In Proc. of 4th IEEE Int'l Conference on Mobile and Wireless Communications Networks, Stockholm, Sweden, Sep. 9-11, 2002 Congestion Sensitive Downlink Power Control

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    Siris, Vasilios A.

    , Sweden, Sep. 9-11, 2002 Congestion Sensitive Downlink Power Control for Wideband CDMA Systems Vasilios A-- We present a model for efficient and robust power control in the downlink of Wideband CDMA wireless. INTRODUCTION Current power control algorithms for wireless systems in- crease the power when the interference

  10. A multi-level system quality improvement intervention to reduce racial disparities in hypertension care and control: study protocol

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    treatment, and control of hypertension, 1988–2008. JAMAtreatment and control of hypertension in the United States,of High Blood Pressure. Hypertension 2003, 42:1206–1252. 6.

  11. Characterization of side-slip dynamics in Land Rover LR3 for improved high speed autonomous control

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    Truax, Robert D. (Robert Denison)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, the side slip control dynamics of the Land Rover LR3 platform are examined for autonomous control. As autonomy becomes implemented in high speed safety applications, the importance of an accurate model for ...

  12. Mobile Technology Management

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The order establishes requirements, assigns responsibilities, and provides guidance for federal mobile technology management and employee use of both government furnished and personally-owned mobile devices within DOE and NNSA. Establishes requirements for use of User Agreements to govern mobile devices used for official duties. Does not cancel other directives.

  13. access control mechanism: Topics by E-print Network

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

    the channel utilization of multihop wireless networks. Keywords: Mobile ad hoc networks, medium access control, this is not necessarily true in a mobile ad hoc network (MANET)...

  14. Towards Mobile Microrobot Swarms for Additive Micromanufacturing

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    Zavlanos, Michael

    of independently controlled microrobots in advanced, additive manufacturing applications. Keywords Mobile Microrobotics, Multi-robot Control, Additive Manufacturing 1. Introduction Flexible manufacturing capabilities, and additive manufacturing has proven to be a disruptive technology at the small- to medium-scale. Many

  15. Mobile worksystems for decontamination and decommissioning operations. Final report

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    NONE

    1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project is an interdisciplinary effort to develop effective mobile worksystems for decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of facilities within the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex. These mobile worksystems will be configured to operate within the environmental and logistical constraints of such facilities and to perform a number of work tasks. Our program is designed to produce a mobile worksystem with capabilities and features that are matched to the particular needs of D&D work by evolving the design through a series of technological developments, performance tests and evaluations. The Phase I effort was based on a robot called the Remote Work Vehicle (RWV) that was previously developed by CMU for use in D&D operations at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 Reactor Building basement. During Phase I of this program, the RWV was rehabilitated and upgraded with contemporary control and user interface technologies and used as a testbed for remote D&D operations. We established a close working relationship with the DOE Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP). In the second phase, we designed and developed a next generation mobile worksystem, called Rosie, and a semi-automatic task space scene analysis system, called Artisan, using guidance from RTDP. Both systems are designed to work with and complement other RTDP D&D technologies to execute selective equipment removal scenarios in which some part of an apparatus is extricated while minimally disturbing the surrounding objects. RTDP has identified selective equipment removal as a timely D&D mission, one that is particularly relevant during the de-activation and de-inventory stages of facility transitioning as a means to reduce the costs and risks associated with subsequent surveillance and monitoring. In the third phase, we tested and demonstrated core capabilities of Rosie and Artisan; we also implemented modifications and enhancements that improve their relevance to DOE`s facility transitioning mission.

  16. SURFACTANT - POLYMER INTERACTION FOR IMPROVED OIL RECOVERY

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    Unknown

    1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this research is to use the interaction between a surfactant and a polymer for efficient displacement of tertiary oil by improving slug integrity, adsorption and mobility control. Surfactant--polymer flooding has been shown to be highly effective in laboratory-scale linear floods. The focus of this proposal is to design an inexpensive surfactant-polymer mixture that can efficiently recover tertiary oil by avoiding surfactant slug degradation high adsorption and viscous/heterogeneity fingering. A mixture comprising a ''pseudo oil'' with appropriate surfactant and polymer has been selected to study micellar-polymer chemical flooding. The physical properties and phase behavior of this system have been determined. A surfactant-polymer slug has been designed to achieve high efficiency recovery by improving phase behavior and mobility control. Recovery experiments have been performed on linear cores and a quarter 5-spot. The same recovery experiments have been simulated using a commercially available simulator (UTCHEM). Good agreement between experimental data and simulation results has been achieved.

  17. Highly parallelized control programming methodologies using multicore CPU and FPGA for highly dynamic multi-DoF mobile robots, applied to the MIT Cheetah

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    Seok, Sangok

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents highly parallelized control programming methodologies developed for multi-degrees of freedom (DoF) robots capable of highly dynamic movements. In robotic applications that require rapid physical ...

  18. Adaptive sampling and forecasting with mobile sensor networks

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    Choi, Han-Lim

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis addresses planning of mobile sensor networks to extract the best information possible out of the environment to improve the (ensemble) forecast at some verification region in the future. To define the information ...

  19. Robotic vehicle with multiple tracked mobility platforms

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Fuzzy Trust Recommendation Based on Collaborative Filtering for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

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    Zhang, Yi

    Fuzzy Trust Recommendation Based on Collaborative Filtering for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks Junhai Luo1--Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) are based on the cooperative and trust characteristic of the mobile nodes focused on building up trust among distributed network nodes to simulate cooperation and improving

  1. Improved inventory and production control on a multi-product production line : seasonality analysis, inventory supermarket, and Kanban design

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    Zhong, Yuan, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research creates a system to help PDAP Electronics Singapore control its inventories and achieve demand-driven production on a multiple-product production line. One stage is chosen for study in this thesis. An inventory ...

  2. Reducing cold start hydrocarbon emissions from port fuel injected spark ignition engines with improved management of hardware & controls

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    Lang, Kevin R., 1980-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental study was performed to investigate strategies for reducing cold start hydrocarbon (HC) emissions from port fuel injected (PFI) spark ignition (SI) engines with better use of existing hardware and control ...

  3. Atmospheric process evaluation of mobile source emissions

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    NONE

    1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the past two decades there has been a considerable effort in the US to develop and introduce an alternative to the use of gasoline and conventional diesel fuel for transportation. The primary motives for this effort have been twofold: energy security and improvement in air quality, most notably ozone, or smog. The anticipated improvement in air quality is associated with a decrease in the atmospheric reactivity, and sometimes a decrease in the mass emission rate, of the organic gas and NO{sub x} emissions from alternative fuels when compared to conventional transportation fuels. Quantification of these air quality impacts is a prerequisite to decisions on adopting alternative fuels. The purpose of this report is to present a critical review of the procedures and data base used to assess the impact on ambient air quality of mobile source emissions from alternative and conventional transportation fuels and to make recommendations as to how this process can be improved. Alternative transportation fuels are defined as methanol, ethanol, CNG, LPG, and reformulated gasoline. Most of the discussion centers on light-duty AFVs operating on these fuels. Other advanced transportation technologies and fuels such as hydrogen, electric vehicles, and fuel cells, will not be discussed. However, the issues raised herein can also be applied to these technologies and other classes of vehicles, such as heavy-duty diesels (HDDs). An evaluation of the overall impact of AFVs on society requires consideration of a number of complex issues. It involves the development of new vehicle technology associated with engines, fuel systems, and emission control technology; the implementation of the necessary fuel infrastructure; and an appropriate understanding of the economic, health, safety, and environmental impacts associated with the use of these fuels. This report addresses the steps necessary to properly evaluate the impact of AFVs on ozone air quality.

  4. ARM Mobile Facilities

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    Orr, Brad; Coulter, Rich

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This video provides an overview of the ARM Mobile Facilities, two portable climate laboratories that can deploy anywhere in the world for campaigns of at least six months.

  5. Mobile Ice Nucleus Spectrometer

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    Kulkarni, Gourihar R.; Kok, G. L.

    2012-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    This first year report presents results from a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study to assess the flow and temperature profiles within the mobile ice nucleus spectrometer.

  6. Mobile Technology Management

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The directive will ensure that federal organizations and employees within the Department can use mobile technology to support mission requirements in a safe and secure manner.

  7. Degradation of AlGaN/GaN high-electron mobility transistors in the current-controlled off-state breakdown

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    Kuzmik, J., E-mail: jan.kuzmik@savba.sk; Jurkovi?, M.; Gregušová, D.; ?apajna, M. [Institute of Electrical Engineering SAS, Dubravska cesta 9, 841 04 Bratislava (Slovakia); Brunner, F.; Cho, M.; Würfl, J. [Ferdinand-Braun-Institute, Leibnitz Institute für Höchfrequenztechnik, Gustav-Kirchoff-Strasse 4, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Meneghesso, G. [Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, via Gradenigo, 6/B 35131 Padova (Italy)

    2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate degradation mechanisms in AlGaN/GaN HEMTs which were repeatedly driven into the current-controlled off-state breakdown or subject to 60 s voltage- or current-controlled off state stresses. The current-controlled sweep in to the breakdown allows the sustainability of breakdown that can not be observed in the voltage controlled sweep. Only temporal changes were observed in the HEMT dc performance after repetitive sweeps, which were explained by charging/discharging of the HEMT surface at the gate-to-drain access region and in the GaN buffer below the gate. Similar changes were observed also if high-voltage stress has been applied on the drain; however, permanent degradation appears after 60 s current-controlled breakdown stress. In this case, the drain leakage current, as well as the breakdown current, increases significantly. On the other hand, the breakdown voltage, as well as the gate characteristics, remains unaltered. We suggest that the avalanche-injection process is governing the off-state breakdown event with a dominant role of the potential barrier at the channel-buffer interface.

  8. Eye-Gaze Interaction for Mobile Phones Heiko Drewes

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    Eye-Gaze Interaction for Mobile Phones Heiko Drewes Media Informatics Group Amalienstr. 17, 80333 the use of eye-gaze tracking technology for mobile phones. In particular we investigate how gaze interaction can be used to control applications on handheld devices. In contrast to eye-tracking systems

  9. Improved efficiency and precise temperature control of low-frequency induction-heating pure iron vapor source on ECR ion source

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    Kato, Y.; Takenaka, T.; Yano, K.; Kiriyama, R.; Kurisu, Y.; Nozaki, D.; Muramatsu, M.; Kitagawa, A.; Uchida, T.; Yoshida, Y.; Sato, F.; Iida, T. [Osaka Univ., 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871 (Japan); National Institute of Radiological Science (NIRS), 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage, Chiba, 263-8555 (Japan); Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo Univ., 2100 Kuzirai, Kawagoe, Saitama, 350-8585 (Japan); Osaka Univ., 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871 (Japan)

    2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Multiply charged ions to be used prospectively are produced from solid pure material in an electron cyclotron resonance ion source (ECRIS). Recently a pure iron source is also required for the production of caged iron ions in the fullerene in order to control cells in vivo in bio-nano science and technology. We adopt directly heating iron rod by induction heating (IH) because it has non-contact with insulated materials which are impurity gas sources. We choose molybdenum wire for the IH coils because it doesn't need water cooling. To improve power efficiency and temperature control, we propose to the new circuit without previously using the serial and parallel dummy coils (SPD) for matching and safety. We made the circuit consisted of inductively coupled coils which are thin-flat and helix shape, and which insulates the IH power source from the evaporator. This coupling coils circuit, i.e. insulated induction heating coil transformer (IHCT), can be move mechanically. The secondary current can be adjusted precisely and continuously. Heating efficiency by using the IHCT is much higher than those of previous experiments by using the SPD, because leakage flux is decreased and matching is improved simultaneously. We are able to adjust the temperature in heating the vapor source around melting point. And then the vapor pressure can be controlled precisely by using the IHCT. We can control {+-}10K around 1500 Degree-Sign C by this method, and also recognize to controlling iron vapor flux experimentally in the extreme low pressures. Now we come into next stage of developing induction heating vapor source for materials with furthermore high temperature melting points above 2000K with the IHCT, and then apply it in our ECRIS.

  10. Jebeile. The Mobile Subject Assistant THE MOBILE SUBJECT ASSISTANT: A MOBILE COURSE TOOL

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    Rubinstein, Benjamin

    technologies suggests mobile phones may now be a viable tool for classroom use. In this paper we introduce phone technology has developed rapidly over the past decade and new age mobile phones now support muchJebeile. The Mobile Subject Assistant THE MOBILE SUBJECT ASSISTANT: A MOBILE COURSE TOOL

  11. A microprocessor-based control to improve the high speed performance of a permanent magnet brushless motor

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    Becerra, Roger Carlos

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and speed 17 21 24 2. 12 Control strategy for fast speed response and rapid load variations . 25 2. 13 Current locus to maintain constant power 2. 14 Proposed control strategy 3. 1 Machine model of a three phase PM motor . 3. 2 Simulation topology... pulse width advance . Torque-current performance curves for 180 degrees pulse width advance . Torque-speed performance curves for 180 degrees pulse width retard 86 87 xn LIST OF FIGURES (Continued) Figure 6. 14 6. 15 6. 16 6. 17 6. 18 6...

  12. Benefits of Using Mobile Transformers and Mobile Substations...

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

    Benefits of Using Mobile Transformers and Mobile Substations for Rapidly Restoring Electrical Service: a Report to the United States Congress Pursuant to Section 1816 of the Energy...

  13. Implementation and Testing of a Fault Detection Software Tool for Improving Control System Performance in a Large Commercial Building

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    on a dual-duct air-handling unit installed in a large office building in San Francisco. We demonstrate related to implementation. Introduction Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in the treated building, greater energy consumption, and increased wear on controlled elements, such as actuators

  14. Gain-scheduled LPV/H controller based on direct yaw moment and active steering for vehicle handling improvements

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    Boyer, Edmond

    in vehicle handling and stability. I. INTRODUCTION A close examination of accident data reveals that losing the vehicle control is responsible for a huge proportion of car accidents. Under critical driving, and dangerous accidents could happen. To ensure vehicle stability and handling, many advanced active chassis

  15. Smart Mobility Dutch Automotive

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    Franssen, Michael

    Smart Mobility #12;Dutch Automotive Industry 300 companies 45k employees 17B revenue #12;Dutch Automotive Industry Focus area's: · Vehicle efficiency · Cooperative Mobility #12;Freedom, prosperity, fun;Automotive Technology Car as sustainable zero emission vehicles #12;Automotive Technology Electromagnetic car

  16. Mobile autonomous robotic apparatus for radiologic characterization

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    Dudar, A.M.; Ward, C.R.; Jones, J.D.; Mallet, W.R.; Harpring, L.J.; Collins, M.X.; Anderson, E.K.

    1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A mobile robotic system is described that conducts radiological surveys to map alpha, beta, and gamma radiation on surfaces in relatively level open areas or areas containing obstacles such as stored containers or hallways, equipment, walls and support columns. The invention incorporates improved radiation monitoring methods using multiple scintillation detectors, the use of laser scanners for maneuvering in open areas, ultrasound pulse generators and receptors for collision avoidance in limited space areas or hallways, methods to trigger visible alarms when radiation is detected, and methods to transmit location data for real-time reporting and mapping of radiation locations on computer monitors at a host station. A multitude of high performance scintillation detectors detect radiation while the on-board system controls the direction and speed of the robot due to pre-programmed paths. The operators may revise the preselected movements of the robotic system by ethernet communications to remonitor areas of radiation or to avoid walls, columns, equipment, or containers. The robotic system is capable of floor survey speeds of from 1/2-inch per second up to about 30 inches per second, while the on-board processor collects, stores, and transmits information for real-time mapping of radiation intensity and the locations of the radiation for real-time display on computer monitors at a central command console. 4 figs.

  17. Mobile autonomous robotic apparatus for radiologic characterization

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    Dudar, Aed M. (Dearborn, MI); Ward, Clyde R. (Aiken, SC); Jones, Joel D. (Aiken, SC); Mallet, William R. (Cowichan Bay, CA); Harpring, Larry J. (North Augusta, SC); Collins, Montenius X. (Blackville, SC); Anderson, Erin K. (Pleasanton, CA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mobile robotic system that conducts radiological surveys to map alpha, beta, and gamma radiation on surfaces in relatively level open areas or areas containing obstacles such as stored containers or hallways, equipment, walls and support columns. The invention incorporates improved radiation monitoring methods using multiple scintillation detectors, the use of laser scanners for maneuvering in open areas, ultrasound pulse generators and receptors for collision avoidance in limited space areas or hallways, methods to trigger visible alarms when radiation is detected, and methods to transmit location data for real-time reporting and mapping of radiation locations on computer monitors at a host station. A multitude of high performance scintillation detectors detect radiation while the on-board system controls the direction and speed of the robot due to pre-programmed paths. The operators may revise the preselected movements of the robotic system by ethernet communications to remonitor areas of radiation or to avoid walls, columns, equipment, or containers. The robotic system is capable of floor survey speeds of from 1/2-inch per second up to about 30 inches per second, while the on-board processor collects, stores, and transmits information for real-time mapping of radiation intensity and the locations of the radiation for real-time display on computer monitors at a central command console.

  18. International Atomic Energy Agency specialists meeting on experience in ageing, maintenance, and modernization of instrumentation and control systems for improving nuclear power plant availability

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    Not Available

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the proceedings of the Specialist`s Meeting on Experience in Aging, Maintenance and Modernization of Instrumentation and Control Systems for Improving Nuclear Power Plant Availability that was held at the Ramada Inn in Rockville, Maryland on May 5--7, 1993. The Meeting was presented in cooperation with the Electric Power Research Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the International Atomic Energy Agency. There were approximately 65 participants from 13 countries at the Meeting. Individual reports have been cataloged separately.

  19. Greater Biopsy Core Number Is Associated With Improved Biochemical Control in Patients Treated With Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy

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    Bittner, Nathan [Tacoma/Valley Radiation Oncology Centers, Tacoma, WA (United States); Merrick, Gregory S., E-mail: gmerrick@urologicresearchinstitute.or [Schiffler Cancer Center/Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV (United States); Galbreath, Robert W.; Butler, Wayne M. [Schiffler Cancer Center/Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV (United States); Adamovich, Edward [Department of Pathology, Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV (United States); Wallner, Kent E. [Radiation Oncology, Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, WA (United States)

    2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Standard prostate biopsy schemes underestimate Gleason score in a significant percentage of cases. Extended biopsy improves diagnostic accuracy and provides more reliable prognostic information. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that greater biopsy core number should result in improved treatment outcome through better tailoring of therapy. Methods and Materials: From April 1995 to May 2006, 1,613 prostate cancer patients were treated with permanent brachytherapy. Patients were divided into five groups stratified by the number of prostate biopsy cores ({<=}6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-20, and >20 cores). Biochemical progression-free survival (bPFS), cause-specific survival (CSS), and overall survival (OS) were evaluated as a function of core number. Results: The median patient age was 66 years, and the median preimplant prostate-specific antigen was 6.5 ng/mL. The overall 10-year bPFS, CSS, and OS were 95.6%, 98.3%, and 78.6%, respectively. When bPFS was analyzed as a function of core number, the 10-year bPFS for patients with >20, 13-20, 10-12, 7-9 and {<=}6 cores was 100%, 100%, 98.3%, 95.8%, and 93.0% (p < 0.001), respectively. When evaluated by treatment era (1995-2000 vs. 2001-2006), the number of biopsy cores remained a statistically significant predictor of bPFS. On multivariate analysis, the number of biopsy cores was predictive of bPFS but did not predict for CSS or OS. Conclusion: Greater biopsy core number was associated with a statistically significant improvement in bPFS. Comprehensive regional sampling of the prostate may enhance diagnostic accuracy compared to a standard biopsy scheme, resulting in better tailoring of therapy.

  20. AISI/DOE Advanced Process Control Program Vol. 1 of 6: Optical Sensors and Controls for Improved Basic Oxygen Furnace Operations

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    Sarah Allendorf; David Ottesen; Donald Hardesty

    2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of an optical sensor for basic oxygen furnace (BOF) off-gas composition and temperature in this Advanced Process Control project has been a laboratory spectroscopic method evolve into a pre-commercialization prototype sensor system. The sensor simultaneously detects an infrared tunable diode laser ITDL beam transmitted through the process off-gas directly above the furnace mouth, and the infrared greybody emission from the particulate-laden off-gas stream. Following developmental laboratory and field-testing, the sensor prototype was successfully tested in four long-term field trials at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant in Baltimore, MD> The resulting optical data were analyzed and reveal correlations with four important process variables: (1) bath turndown temperature; (2) carbon monoxide post-combustion control; (2) bath carbon concentration; and (4) furnace slopping behavior. The optical sensor measurement of the off-gas temperature is modestly correlated with bath turndown temperature. A detailed regression analysis of over 200 heats suggests that a dynamic control level of +25 Degree F can be attained with a stand-alone laser-based optical sensor. The ability to track off-gas temperatures to control post-combustion lance practice is also demonstrated, and may be of great use in optimizing post-combustion efficiency in electric furnace steelmaking operations. In addition to the laser-based absorption spectroscopy data collected by this sensor, a concurrent signal generated by greybody emission from the particle-laden off-gas was collected and analyzed. A detailed regression analysis shows an excellent correlation of a single variable with final bath turndown carbon concentration. Extended field trials in 1998 and early 1999 show a response range from below 0.03% to a least 0.15% carbon concentration with a precision of +0.0007%. Finally, a strong correlation between prolonged drops in the off-gas emission signal and furnace slopping events was observed. A simple computer algorithm was written that successfully predicts furnace slopping for 90% of the heats observed; over 80% are predicted with at least a 30-second warning prior to the initial slopping events,

  1. Guidance for Deployment of Mobile Technologies for Nuclear Power Plant Field Workers

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    Heather D. Medema; Ronald K. Farris

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is a guidance document prepared for the benefit of commercial nuclear power plants’ (NPPs) supporting organizations and personnel who are considering or undertaking deployment of mobile technology for the purpose of improving human performance and plant status control (PSC) for field workers in an NPP setting. This document especially is directed at NPP business managers, Electric Power Research Institute, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and other non-Information Technology personnel. This information is not intended to replace basic project management practices or reiterate these processes, but is to support decision-making, planning, and preparation of a business case.

  2. Mobile manipulator modeling with Kane's approach Herbert G. Tanner and Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos

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    Tanner, Herbert G.

    : Manipulator modeling; Kane's approach; Non- holonomic restraints; Control strategies. 1. INTRODUCTION A mobileMobile manipulator modeling with Kane's approach Herbert G. Tanner and Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos,kkyria}@central.ntua.gr (Received in Final Form: February 8, 2001) SUMMARY A wheeled mobile manipulator system is modeled using Kane

  3. Locative Life: Geocaching, Mobile Gaming, and Embodiment

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    Farman, Jason

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gaming, Geocaching, Mobile Technologies, GPS, Embodiment 1.activity for many mobile technology users. While Manovich

  4. Update on mobile applications in dermatology

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    Patel, Shivani; Eluri, Madhu; Boyers, Lindsay N; Karimkhani, Chante; Dellavalle, Robert

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    mobile application devices surpassed personal computers foruse of mobile devices surpasses that of personal computers,

  5. Improving Fired Heater Efficiency 

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    Shriver, J. E.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1982. 2, Fehervari, Willi, "Gas Measurement and Control for Pipeline Systems," The Foxboro Company. 3. Shriver, James, "CO/02 Boiler Control: Point Is Vi tal," POWER, October 1982. Set 1\\. Dukelow, Samuel, "Improving Boiler Efficiency...

  6. Energy Management in Mobile Devices with the Cinder Operating System

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    Roy, Arjun

    We argue that controlling energy allocation is an increasingly useful and important feature for operating systems, especially on mobile devices. We present two new low-level abstractions in the Cinder operating system, ...

  7. Energy management in mobile devices with the cinder operating system

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    Roy, Arjun

    We argue that controlling energy allocation is an increasingly useful and important feature for operating systems, especially on mobile devices. We present two new low-level abstractions in the Cinder operating system, ...

  8. Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'14 1 Mobility Support

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    Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'14 1 Mobility Support (Network Layer) #12;Edgar Nett updates take to long time (up to one day) è TCP connections break, security problems etc #12;Edgar Nett mobility (connection typically via a low bandwidth radio link) #12;Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication

  9. 1 Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'10 Mobility Support

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    1 Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'10 Mobility Support (Network Layer) #12;2 Edgar Nett updates take to long time (up to one day) TCP connections break, security problems etc #12;3 Edgar Nett bandwidth radio link) #12;4 Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'10 Roles and Definitions Mobile Node

  10. Providing training and technical assistance to customs officers and border guards: An effective mechanism to improve export controls

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    Gritton, C.A. [Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, an increasing international concern requiring attention is illegal trafficking in nuclear and nuclear-related dual-use commodities. For the past few years, the US government, including the Department of Energy (DOE), has assisted the former Soviet Union in establishing and enhancing national export control systems. Although US assistance has been targeted to help control approved transfers, part of the focus has shifted to prevent the illegal exit of special nuclear material, dual-use items, and other nuclear-related materials. As part of a State Department initiative, a Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund (NDF) was established to address various nonproliferation concerns. One project, funded by NDF, US Customs Service (Customs), and the DOE, focuses on assisting transit countries to prevent illegal trafficking. DOE is providing technical expertise to seven countries in the Baltics and Central Europe to help identify materials, equipment, and technology that might transit their borders. Although there are many mechanisms to prevent illegal trafficking, this paper will discuss the importance of providing international customs officials and border guards with training and technical assistance on nuclear materials and nuclear-related dual-use items. More specifically, detail of the DOE training plan will be discussed.

  11. RM12-2703 Advanced Rooftop Unit Control Retrofit Kit Field Demonstration: Hawaii and Guam Energy Improvement Technology Demonstration Project

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    Doebber, I.; Dean, J.; Dominick, J.; Holland, G.

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of its overall strategy to meet its energy goals, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) partnered with U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to rapidly demonstrate and deploy cost-effective renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. This was one of several demonstrations of new and underutilized commercial energy efficiency technologies. The consistent year-round demand for air conditioning and dehumidification in Hawaii provides an advantageous demonstration location for advanced rooftop control (ARC) retrofit kits to packaged rooftop units (RTUs). This report summarizes the field demonstration of ARCs installed on nine RTUs serving a 70,000-ft2 exchange store (large retail) and two RTUs, each serving small office buildings located on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH).

  12. Contextualizing urban mobile fabrics

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    Lin, Michael Chia-Liang

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is focus on the urban fabric issues. To be more specific, I will focus on the "Mobile Fabrics" within the larger Asian urban context. Instead of working with a specific geographical site; I will focus on the ...

  13. Limits of social mobilization

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    Pentland, Alex Paul

    The Internet and social media have enabled the mobilization of large crowds to achieve time-critical feats, ranging from mapping crises in real time, to organizing mass rallies, to conducting search-and-rescue operations ...

  14. SLS complementary logic devices with increase carrier mobility

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    Chaffin, R.J.; Osbourn, G.C.; Zipperian, T.E.

    1991-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In an electronic device comprising a semiconductor material and having at least one performance characteristic which is limited by the mobility of holes in the semiconductor material, said mobility being limited because of a valence band degeneracy among high-mobility and low-mobility energy levels accessible to said holes at the energy-momentum space maximum, an improvement is provided wherein the semiconductor material is a strained layer superlattice (SLS) whose layer compositions and layer thicknesses are selected so that the strain on the layers predominantly containing said at least one carrier type splits said degeneracy and modifies said energy levels around said energy-momentum space maximum in a manner whereby said limitation on the mobility of said holes is alleviated. 5 figures.

  15. Dynamic Discrete Power Control in Cellular Networks

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    Shwartz, A.

    We consider an uplink power control problem where each mobile wishes to maximize its throughput (which depends on the transmission powers of all mobiles) but has a constraint on the average power consumption. A finite ...

  16. A Model of Attitudes toward the Acceptance of Mobile Phone Use in Public Places Brenda Mak, San Francisco State University

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    technology with a fast diffusion rate (Kim, 2005). Mobile phones have brought about improvements and Ratten, 2007), and mobile customer relationship management (Moedritscher and Mussnig, 2005), offering1 A Model of Attitudes toward the Acceptance of Mobile Phone Use in Public Places Brenda Mak, San

  17. An Architecture for Multi-Sensor Fusion in Mobile Environments Datong Chen, Albrecht Schmidt, Hans-Werner Gellersen

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    Chen, Datong

    for multi-sensor fusion, applied for environment awareness of personal mobile devices. The working environment of personal mobile devices changes dynamically depending on their user's activities. Equipped on improving the function and interface of these personal mobile devices through awareness of the user

  18. Mobile Robot Sensing for Environmental Applications

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    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mobile robot sensing for environmental applications Amarjeetwith Mobile robot sensing for environmental applications (a)Mobile robot sensing for environmental applications only a

  19. Update on mobile applications in dermatology

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    Patel, Shivani; Eluri, Madhu; Boyers, Lindsay N; Karimkhani, Chante; Dellavalle, Robert

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FDA regulation of mobile health technologies. N Engl J Med.providers. As technology advances, mobile applications maytechnology continues to advance and physicians have greater access to mobile-

  20. Mobile Persuasive Technologies for Rural Health

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    Ramachandran, Divya Lalitha

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the potential of mobile technologies to deliver healthmotivation for using mobile technology in this context, andfeatures of mobile technology could be advantageous for

  1. Addressing the needs of mobile users

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    Sohn, Timothy Youngjin

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Based Localization Technology for Mobile Users . . . . . 3.1for designing future mobile technology. Methods There arefor ways future mobile technology might better address

  2. MOBILE-TERMINATED DATA User's Guide

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    Ashley, Michael C. B.

    MOBILE-TERMINATED DATA User's Guide Iridium Satellite LLC Rev. 2; February 1, 2002 #12;MOBILE TERMINATED DATA................................................................................................................................3 1.1 IRIDIUM MOBILE TERMINATED DATA CONNECTIVITY

  3. Mobile systems capability plan

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    NONE

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This plan was prepared to initiate contracting for and deployment of these mobile system services. 102,000 cubic meters of retrievable, contact-handled TRU waste are stored at many sites around the country. Also, an estimated 38,000 cubic meters of TRU waste will be generated in the course of waste inventory workoff and continuing DOE operations. All the defense TRU waste is destined for disposal in WIPP near Carlsbad NM. To ship TRU waste there, sites must first certify that the waste meets WIPP waste acceptance criteria. The waste must be characterized, and if not acceptable, subjected to additional processing, including repackaging. Most sites plan to use existing fixed facilities or open new ones between FY1997-2006 to perform these functions; small-quantity sites lack this capability. An alternative to fixed facilities is the use of mobile systems mounted in trailers or skids, and transported to sites. Mobile systems will be used for all characterization and certification at small sites; large sites can also use them. The Carlsbad Area Office plans to pursue a strategy of privatization of mobile system services, since this offers a number of advantages. To indicate the possible magnitude of the costs of deploying mobile systems, preliminary estimates of equipment, maintenance, and operating costs over a 10-year period were prepared and options for purchase, lease, and privatization through fixed-price contracts considered.

  4. Social Group Utility Maximization Game with Applications in Mobile Social Networks

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    Reisslein, Martin

    Social Group Utility Maximization Game with Applications in Mobile Social Networks Xiaowen Gong. Based on this model, we study two important applications in mobile social networks: random access control and power control, and quantify the impact of social ties on users' strategies and network

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

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

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Control of Autonomous Mobile Robots Magnus Egerstedt

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    Egerstedt, Magnus

    are the many robots employed in industrial settings. Such industrial robots are not considered here since

  7. Environmental Technology Verification of Mobile Sources Control

    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:RevisedAdvisoryStandardGeneration |10 DOEGoals During NREL Tour | Department

  8. Division 1137 property control system

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    Pastor, D.J.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An automated data processing property control system was developed by Mobile and Remote Range Division 1137. This report describes the operation of the system and examines ways of using it in operational planning and control.

  9. Webinar: Fuel Cell Mobile Lighting

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Video recording of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office webinar, Fuel Cell Mobile Lighting, originally presented on November 13, 2012.

  10. Mobile lighting apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Roe, George Michael; Klebanoff, Leonard Elliott; Rea, Gerald W; Drake, Robert A; Johnson, Terry A; Wingert, Steven John; Damberger, Thomas A; Skradski, Thomas J; Radley, Christopher James; Oros, James M; Schuttinger, Paul G; Grupp, David J; Prey, Stephen Carl

    2013-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A mobile lighting apparatus includes a portable frame such as a moveable trailer or skid having a light tower thereon. The light tower is moveable from a stowed position to a deployed position. A hydrogen-powered fuel cell is located on the portable frame to provide electrical power to an array of the energy efficient lights located on the light tower.

  11. Broadband Collaboration Equipment Mobile Networks Security Storage White Papers Webcasts Tests News Blogs Newsletters Videos Events Resources More

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    Broadband Collaboration Equipment Mobile Networks Security Storage White Papers Webcasts Tests News is absolutely gorgeous View more Latest News Home Networking White Papers Improving Business Value of WAN, improve... Accelerating Cloud Performance with WAN Optimization Today's smart CIOs are assessing

  12. Mobile workstation for decontamination and decommissioning operations

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    Whittaker, W.L.; Osborn, J.F.; Thompson, B.R. [Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Robotics Inst.

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project is an interdisciplinary effort to develop effective mobile worksystems for decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of facilities within the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex. These mobile worksystems will be configured to operate within the environmental and logistical constraints of such facilities and to perform a number of work tasks. Our program is designed to produce a mobile worksystem with capabilities and features that are matched to the particular needs of D&D work by evolving the design through a series of technological developments, performance tests and evaluations. The project has three phases. In this the first phase, an existing teleoperated worksystem, the Remote Work Vehicle (developed for use in the Three Mile Island Unit 2 Reactor Building basement), was enhanced for telerobotic performance of several D&D operations. Its ability to perform these operations was then assessed through a series of tests in a mockup facility that contained generic structures and equipment similar to those that D&D work machines will encounter in DOE facilities. Building upon the knowledge gained through those tests and evaluations, a next generation mobile worksystem, the RWV II, and a more advanced controller will be designed, integrated and tested in the second phase, which is scheduled for completion in January 1995. The third phase of the project will involve testing of the RWV II in the real DOE facility.

  13. Abuse Tolerance Improvements

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

    additive shows some improvement in flammability compared to the control electrolyte (EC:EMC (2:8)). Metal Phosphate-Coated Cathodes (PSI): Delivered 2 kg of LiMPO4-coated...

  14. Research and Reality: Using Mobile Messages to Promote Maternal Health in Rural India

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    Canny, John

    Research and Reality: Using Mobile Messages to Promote Maternal Health in Rural India Divya for improving maternal health practices in rural India. Specifically, we investigate the use of mobile phone- nication Technology, India, Email: vivek goswami@daiict.ac.in. Canny is a professor at the University

  15. Dynamic Scheduling for Mobile Robots Tucker Balch, Harold Forbes and Karsten Schwan

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    between threads: ffl Robot Position: In cartesian coordinates. ffl Force On Robot: Each motor schema addsDynamic Scheduling for Mobile Robots Tucker Balch, Harold Forbes and Karsten Schwan College navigation for mobile robots. We present two important results: 1) Performance is improved sig­ nificantly

  16. Mobile Biomass Pelletizing System

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    Thomas Mason

    2009-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This grant project examines multiple aspects of the pelletizing process to determine the feasibility of pelletizing biomass using a mobile form factor system. These aspects are: the automatic adjustment of the die height in a rotary-style pellet mill, the construction of the die head to allow the use of ceramic materials for extreme wear, integrating a heat exchanger network into the entire process from drying to cooling, the use of superheated steam for adjusting the moisture content to optimum, the economics of using diesel power to operate the system; a break-even analysis of estimated fixed operating costs vs. tons per hour capacity. Initial development work has created a viable mechanical model. The overall analysis of this model suggests that pelletizing can be economically done using a mobile platform.

  17. A demonstration mobility experiment

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    Martin, Howard Lawrence

    1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    among under graduate physics students in the field of solid-stats physics. Ths Shocklsy Haynes mobility experiment, presented in this thesis, was selected because it is considered an excellent means of gaining these objectives by giving sn...& constructive criticism& and patience throughout the long period required to complete the experismntl Dr& J ~ R ~ haynes, of Bell Laboratories, for informat'on on exper- imental procedure and sm&ross of semiconductor samplssl Bill Closssr of' the Sandia...

  18. Capability Improvement

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    Trinity NERSC-8 Capability Improvement Trinity NERSC-8 Capability Improvement As stated in Section 3.5 of the Technical Requirements, The performance of the ASC and NERSC...

  19. Future Diesel Engine Thermal Efficiency Improvement andn Emissions...

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    Diesel Engine Thermal Efficiency Improvement andn Emissions Control Technology Future Diesel Engine Thermal Efficiency Improvement andn Emissions Control Technology 2005 Diesel...

  20. Space exploration challenges : characterization and enhancement of space suit mobility and planetary protection policy analysis

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    Holschuh, Bradley Thomas

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis addresses two challenges associated with advanced space and planetary exploration: characterizing and improving the mobility of current and future gas pressurized space suits; and developing effective domestic ...

  1. Mobile Source Air Toxics Rule (released in AEO2008)

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On February 9, 2007, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its MSAT2 rule, which will establish controls on gasoline, passenger vehicles, and portable fuel containers. The controls are designed to reduce emissions of benzene and other hazardous air pollutants. Benzene is a known carcinogen, and the EPA estimates that mobile sources produced more than 70% of all benzene emissions in 1999. Other mobile source air toxics, including 1,3-butadiene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein, and naphthalene, also are thought to increase cancer rates or contribute to other serious health problems.

  2. MOBILE AGENT MANAGEMENT Patricia Cuesta Rivalta

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    MOBILE AGENT MANAGEMENT By Patricia Cuesta Rivalta A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate to Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research acceptance of this thesis MOBILE AGENT MANAGEMENT Submitted with the mobile agent technology. This thesis extends the Mobile Code Toolkit of the Perpetuum Mobile Procura

  3. AGREEMENT FOR MOBILE TECHNOLOGY ACCESS AND ALLOWANCE

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    Oregon, University of

    AGREEMENT FOR MOBILE TECHNOLOGY ACCESS AND ALLOWANCE My signature on the "Mobile Technology Access and conditions identified in the Access to Mobile Technology and the Payment Options for Mobile Technology policies [http://hr.uoregon.edu/policy/MobileTechnologyDevice.html]. 2. I understand that that I must

  4. Parasitic mobility for sensate media

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    Laibowitz, Matthew Joel, 1975-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Distributed sensor networks offer many new capabilities for monitoring environments with applicability to medical, industrial, military, anthropological, and experiential fields. By making such systems mobile, we increase ...

  5. Position: Polymer Chemist Company: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Exxon Mobil

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    candidate will apply his or her knowledge to improve existing olefin-based products and develop new ones productive collaborations internally and with outside research organizations, and grow new science areas. JobPosition: Polymer Chemist Company: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, a wholly owned

  6. MobileMatch App

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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 for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |IsLove Your1 SECTION A. Revised:7,AMissionMobileMatch VolunteerMatch

  7. MobilityFirst: A Robust and Trustworthy Mobility-Centric

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    . Seskar, K. Nagaraja, S. Nelson S. Bannerjee W. Lehr Z. Morley Mao B. Ramamurthy G. Chen X. Yang, R. Roy ~2B servers/PC's, ~10B notebooks, PDA's, smart phones, sensors ~2010 ~2020 Wireles s Edge Networ k: Near-term "mobile Internet" usage scenario ­ Mobile P2P and Infostations P2P and Infostations (DTN

  8. The Requirements for Personal Mobile Assistants in a Mobile

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    Huhns, Michael N.

    : information filtering and retrieving, scheduling meetings, mail management, etc. These agents act as PersonalThe Requirements for Personal Mobile Assistants in a Mobile Telecommunications Environment Barcin. The unique demands and needs of each user will require assistants that are customized or personalized

  9. Rendezvous Design Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks with a Mobile Base Station

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    of controlled mobil- ity and in-network data caching and can achieve a desirable balance between network energy; Tian Wang; Weijia Jia; Minming Li Deptment of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong 83 Tat that significant energy saving can be achieved in wireless sensor networks with a mobile base station that collects

  10. Testing Petri Nets for Mobile Robots Using Grbner Bases Angie Chandler1

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    Blair, Lynne

    Testing Petri Nets for Mobile Robots Using Gröbner Bases Angie Chandler1 , Anne Heyworth2 , Lynne becomes greater. This paper discusses the use of Petri nets as a means of modeling and testing the control of a mobile robot, concentrating specifically on the reachability testing of the Petri net model through

  11. CPMC: An Efficient Proximity Malware Coping Scheme in Smartphone-based Mobile Networks

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    Wu, Jie

    and controllable granularity of security, in smartphone-based mobile networks. The CPMC scheme integrates shortCPMC: An Efficient Proximity Malware Coping Scheme in Smartphone-based Mobile Networks Feng Li- cisions. Extensive real- and synthetic-trace driven simulation results are presented to to evaluate

  12. Industrial Applications of Networked Control Karl H. Johansson

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    of turbine + heater Automatic control of ventilation fans · Mining consists of drilling, blasting, ore control of turbine + heater Controller Turbine- Ventilation Fan Tubes- Primary system Secondary system network rooms Pressure WSN Mobile WSN Automatic control of ventilation fans · Mobility and reconfiguration

  13. Laterally Mobile, Functionalized Self-Assembled Monolayers at the Fluorous?Aqueous Interface in a Plug-Based Microfluidic System: Characterization and Testing with Membrane Protein Crystallization

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    Kreutz, Jason E.; Li, Liang; Roach, L. Spencer; Hatakeyama, Takuji; Ismagilov, Rustem F.; (UC)

    2009-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a method to generate functionalizable, mobile self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) in plug-based microfluidics. Control of interfaces is advancing studies of biological interfaces, heterogeneous reactions, and nanotechnology. SAMs have been useful for such studies, but they are not laterally mobile. Lipid-based methods, though mobile, are not easily amenable to setting up the hundreds of experiments necessary for crystallization screening. Here we demonstrate a method, complementary to current SAM and lipid methods, for rapidly generating mobile, functionalized SAMs. This method relies on plugs, droplets surrounded by a fluorous carrier fluid, to rapidly explore chemical space. Specifically, we implemented his-tag binding chemistry to design a new fluorinated amphiphile, RfNTA, using an improved one-step synthesis of RfOEG under Mitsunobu conditions. RfNTA introduces specific binding of protein at the fluorous-aqueous interface, which concentrates and orients proteins at the interface, even in the presence of other surfactants. We then applied this approach to the crystallization of a his-tagged membrane protein, Reaction Center from Rhodobacter sphaeroides, performed 2400 crystallization trials, and showed that this approach can increase the range of crystal-producing conditions, the success rate at a given condition, the rate of nucleation, and the quality of the crystal formed.

  14. Water-soluble hydrophobically associating polymers for improved oil recovery: A literature review

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    Taylor, K.C. [Petroleum Recovery Inst., Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Nasr-El-Din, H.A. [Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water-soluble hydrophobically associating polymers are reviewed with particular emphasis on their application in improved oil recovery (IOR). These polymers are very similar to conventional water-soluble polymers used in IOR, except that they have a small number of hydrophobic groups incorporated into the polymer backbone. At levels of incorporation of less than 1 mol%, these hydrophobic groups can significantly change polymer performance. These polymers have potential for use in mobility control, drilling fluids and profile modification. This review includes synthesis, characterization, stability, rheology and flow in porous media of associating polymers in IOR are also examined. 100 refs., 2 tabs.

  15. Mobile Robotics Activities in DOE Laboratories

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    Ron Lujan; Jerry Harbour; John T. Feddema; Sharon Bailey; Jacob Barhen; David Reister

    2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper will briefly outline major activities in Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratories focused on mobile platforms, both Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV’s) as well as Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV’s). The activities will be discussed in the context of the science and technology construct used by the DOE Technology Roadmap for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM)1 published in 1998; namely, Perception, Reasoning, Action, and Integration. The activities to be discussed span from research and development to deployment in field operations. The activities support customers in other agencies. The discussion of "perception" will include hyperspectral sensors, complex patterns discrimination, multisensor fusion and advances in LADAR technologies, including real-world perception. "Reasoning" activities to be covered include cooperative controls, distributed systems, ad-hoc networks, platform-centric intelligence, and adaptable communications. The paper will discuss "action" activities such as advanced mobility and various air and ground platforms. In the RIM construct, "integration" includes the Human-Machine Integration. Accordingly the paper will discuss adjustable autonomy and the collaboration of operator(s) with distributed UGV’s and UAV’s. Integration also refers to the applications of these technologies into systems to perform operations such as perimeter surveillance, large-area monitoring and reconnaissance. Unique facilities and test beds for advanced mobile systems will be described. Given that this paper is an overview, rather than delve into specific detail in these activities, other more exhaustive references and sources will be cited extensively.

  16. 2030 Transportation and Mobility Plan

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    Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Organization

    2006-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The Bi-State MPO 2030 T RANSPORTATION A N D MOBILITY PLAN Transport t at t i i on Invest t ment t s f f... 2030 Transportation and Mobility Plan Prepared by: The Bi-State MPO Staff In cooperation with: The Cities and Towns of Alma Arkoma Barling Bonanza Fort Smith Greenwood Kibler Lavaca Moffett Muldrow Pocola Roland Rudy Spiro...

  17. MOBILE PHONE, A SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT?

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    van Tiggelen, Bart

    but mobile > fixed line household penetration) ITU, 2013 GSMA, 2013 Growth Operators activity Europe (EEA GSMA, 2014 Deloitte, 2012 Price of an entrylevel mobile broadband 12% of monthly GNI p.c. 1125Wh / year (own measures, Malmodin 2014) · network : 23kWh / user / year (Malmodin 2014) · French electricity

  18. Performance Analysis of Contention Window Cheating Misbehaviors in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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    Kalaiarasi, R; Pari, S Neelavathy; Sridharan, D

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) is a collection of nodes that can be rapidly deployed as a multi-hop network without the aid of any centralized administration. Misbehavior is challenged by bandwidth and energy efficient medium access control and fair share of throughput. Node misbehavior plays an important role in MANET. In this survey, few of the contention window misbehavior is reviewed and compared. The contention window cheating either minimizes the active communication of the network or reduces bandwidth utilization of a particular node. The classification presented is in no case unique but summarizes the chief characteristics of many published proposals for contention window cheating. After getting insight into the different contention window misbehavior, few of the enhancements that can be done to improve the existing contention window are suggested. The purpose of this paper is to facilitate the research efforts in combining the existing solutions to offer more efficient methods to reduce contention win...

  19. Modeling, Performance Analysis and Comparison of Two Level Single Chain Pointer Forwarding Strategy For Location Management in Wireless Mobile Communication

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    Kant, C R; Prakash, N; Kant, Chhaya Ravi; Prakash, Nupur

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Global wireless networks enable mobile users to communicate regardless of their locations. Location management is an important part of the emerging wireless and mobile technology. A Personal Communication System (PCS) network must have an efficient way to keep track of the mobile users to deliver services effectively. Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) is a commonly accepted standard for mobility management of mobile users. Location management involves location tracking, and location information storage. Location management requires mobile users to register at various registration areas whenever they are on the move. The registration process may cause excessive signaling traffic and long service delays. To improve the efficiency of location tracking and avoid call set up delays, several strategies such as local anchor scheme, per-user caching scheme and several pointer forwarding schemes have been proposed in the past. In this paper, we propose a new "Two Level Single Chain Pointer Forwarding (TLSCP...

  20. Enhancements to SQLite Library to Improve Performance on Mobile Platforms

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    Sambasivan Ramachandran, Shyam

    2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    mechanism is added to the database file using byte-range locks for fine-grained locking. Its impact on performance is measured using SQLite benchmarks as well as real applications. A multi-threaded benchmark is designed to measure the performance of fine...

  1. Improving Unreliable Mobile GIS with Swarm-based Particle Filters

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    Gesbert, David

    is gathered through the exchange of beacons. Yet, the ITS environment is character- ized by frequent losses industrial members: BMW Group, Cisco, Monaco Tele- com, Orange, SAP, SFR, STEricsson, Swisscom, Symantec of each vehicle, while geographic information of the surrounding environ- ment (called commonly "awareness

  2. Modeled and observed ozone sensitivity to mobile-source emissions in Mexico City

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    Zavala, M.

    The emission characteristics of mobile sources in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) have changed significantly over the past few decades in response to emission control policies, advancements in vehicle technologies ...

  3. A Scenario-Based Mobile Application for Robot-Assisted Smart Digital Homes

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    Manashty, Ali Reza; Jahromi, Zahra Forootan

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Smart homes are becoming more popular, as every day a new home appliance can be digitally controlled. Smart Digital Homes are using a server to make interaction with all the possible devices in one place, on a computer or webpage. In this paper we designed and implemented a mobile application using Windows Mobile platform that can connect to the controlling server of a Smart Home and grants the access to the Smart Home devices and robots everywhere possible. UML diagrams are presented to illustrate the application design process. Robots are also considered as devices that are able to interact to other object and devices. Scenarios are defined as a set of sequential actions to help manage different tasks all in one place. The mobile application can connect to the server using GPRS mobile internet and Short Message System (SMS). Interactive home map is also designed for easier status-checking and interacting with the devices using the mobile phones.

  4. IMPROVING CO2 EFFICIENCY FOR RECOVERING OIL IN HETEROGENEOUS RESERVOIRS

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    Reid B. Grigg; Robert K. Svec

    2002-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the First Annual Report for the U.S. Department of Energy under contract No., a three-year contract entitled: ''Improving CO{sub 2} Efficiency for Recovering Oil in Heterogeneous Reservoirs.'' The research improved our knowledge and understanding of CO{sub 2} flooding and includes work in the areas of injectivity and mobility control. The bulk of this work has been performed by the New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center, a research division of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. This report covers the reporting period of September 28, 2001 and September 27, 2002. Injectivity continues to be a concern to the industry. During this period we have contacted most of the CO{sub 2} operators in the Permian Basin and talked again about their problems in this area. This report has a summary of what we found. It is a given that carbonate mineral dissolution and deposition occur in a formation in geologic time and are expected to some degree in carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) floods. Water-alternating-gas (WAG) core flood experiments conducted on limestone and dolomite core plugs confirm that these processes can occur over relatively short time periods (hours to days) and in close proximity to each other. Results from laboratory CO{sub 2}-brine flow experiments performed in rock core were used to calibrate a reactive transport simulator. The calibrated model is being used to estimate in situ effects of a range of possible sequestration options in depleted oil/gas reservoirs. The code applied in this study is a combination of the well known TOUGH2 simulator, for coupled groundwater/brine and heat flow, with the chemistry code TRANS for chemically reactive transport. Variability in response among rock types suggests that CO{sub 2} injection will induce ranges of transient and spatially dependent changes in intrinsic rock permeability and porosity. Determining the effect of matrix changes on CO{sub 2} mobility is crucial in evaluating the efficacy and potential environmental implications of storing CO{sub 2} in the subsurface. Chemical cost reductions are identified that are derived from the synergistic effects of cosurfactant systems using a good foaming agent and a less expensive poor foaming agent. The required good foaming agent is reduced by at least 75%. Also the effect on injectivity is reduced by as much as 50% using the cosurfactant system, compared to a previously used surfactant system. Mobility control of injected CO{sub 2} for improved oil recovery can be achieved with significant reduction in the chemical cost of SAG, improved injectivity of SAG, and improved economics of CO{sub 2} injection project when compared to reported systems. Our past work has identified a number of mobility control agents to use for CO{sub 2}-foam flooding. In particular the combination of the good foaming agent CD 1045 and a sacrificial agent and cosurfactant lignosulfonate. This work scrutinizes the methods that we are using to determine the efficiency of the sacrificial agents and cosurfactant systems. These have required concentration determinations and reusing core samples. Here, we report some of the problems that have been found and some interesting effects that must be considered.

  5. INITIATIVE MOBILE APPS DEVELOPMENT Description and details about the program or initiative that is being proposed

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    Saldin, Dilano

    mobile strategy will include the following: Mobile-friendly version of PAWS & responsive design (mobile

  6. UbiBot : a system for experimenting with mobile devices on a wireless network

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    Vedar, Erwin Abad

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    conference on mobile technology, applications, and systemshuman interaction in mobile technology (Mobility ‘07), pages

  7. Navy Mobility Fuels Forecasting System. Phase I report

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    Davis, R.M.; Hadder, G.R.; Singh, S.P.N.; Whittle, C.

    1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of the Navy (DON) requires an improved capability to forecast mobility fuel availability and quality. The changing patterns in fuel availability and quality are important in planning the Navy's Mobility Fuels R and D Program. These changes come about primarily because of the decline in the quality of crude oil entering world markets as well as the shifts in refinery capabilities domestically and worldwide. The DON requested ORNL's assistance in assembling and testing a methodology for forecasting mobility fuel trends. ORNL reviewed and analyzed domestic and world oil reserve estimates, production and price trends, and recent refinery trends. Three publicly available models developed by the Department of Energy were selected as the basis of the Navy Mobility Fuels Forecasting System. The system was used to analyze the availability and quality of jet fuel (JP-5) that could be produced on the West Coast of the United States under an illustrative business-as-usual and a world oil disruption scenario in 1990. Various strategies were investigated for replacing the lost JP-5 production. This exercise, which was strictly a test case for the forecasting system, suggested that full recovery of lost fuel production could be achieved by relaxing the smoke point specifications or by increasing the refiners' gate price for the jet fuel. A more complete analysis of military mobility fuel trends is currently under way.

  8. Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication 4 Introduction

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    Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication 4 Introduction #12;Edgar Nett Mobile Computer to roam (handover) -à Integration of information and communication technology #12;Edgar Nett Mobile;Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication 8 General objectives: q Substitution of an inflexible wired

  9. Mobile Agents: An Introduction Gian Pietro Picco

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    Picco, Gian Pietro

    , illustrating the foun- dations of architectures and technologies for mobile agents, and discussing some, including mobile agents. Section IV con- tains a critical discussion of the mobile agent technology1 Mobile Agents: An Introduction Gian Pietro Picco Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione

  10. Fundamental Challenges in Mobile Computing M. Satyanarayanan

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    and level of technology, but are intrinsic to mobility. Together, they complicate the considerationsFundamental Challenges in Mobile Computing M. Satyanarayanan School of Computer Science Carnegie different about mobile computing?" The paper begins by describing a set of constraints intrinsic to mobile

  11. Distributed services for mobile ad hoc networks

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    Cao, Guangtong

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mobile ad hoc network consists of certain nodes that communicate only through wireless medium and can move arbitrarily. The key feature of a mobile ad hoc network is the mobility of the nodes. Because of the mobility, communication links form...

  12. Waste Toolkit A-Z Mobile phones

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    Melham, Tom

    Waste Toolkit A-Z Mobile phones How to recycle your mobile phone Recycling your mobile phone makes the deep forests in the Congo in central Africa. The Congo's mining business has in recent years led and recycling can help to reduce the demand for new raw materials. Do not put mobile phones in the recycling

  13. Controlled ambient and temperature treatment of InGaZnO thin film transistors for improved bias-illumination stress reliability

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    Vemuri, Rajitha N. P., E-mail: rvemuri@asu.edu [School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 (United States); Hasin, Muhammad R. [School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 (United States); Alford, T. L., E-mail: TA@asu.edu [School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 and School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 (United States)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The failure mechanisms arising from the instability in operation of indium gallium zinc oxide based thin film transistors (TFTs) upon prolonged real application stresses (bias and illumination) have been extensively studied and reported. Positive and negative gate bias conditions, along with high photonic energy wavelengths within visible light spectrum are used as stress conditions. The increased carrier concentration due to photonic excitation of defects within bandgap and ionization of deep level vacancies is compensated by the reduction in off currents under illumination due to the trapping of carriers in the intermetal dielectric. Band lowering at the source-channel junction due to accumulation of negative carriers repelled due to negative gate bias stress further causes high carrier flow into the channel and drives the devices into failure. The defect identification during failure and degradation assisted in proposing suitable low temperature post processing in specific ambients. Reliability tests after specific anneals in oxygen, vacuum, and forming gas ambients confirm the correlation of the defect type with anneal ambient. Annealed TFTs demonstrate high stabilities under illumination stresses and do not fail when subjected to combined stresses that cause failure in as-fabricated TFTs. Oxygen and forming gas anneals are impactful on the reliability and opens an area of study on donor and vacancy behavior in amorphous mixed oxide based TFTs. The subthreshold swing, field-effect mobilities, and off currents provide knowledge on best anneal practices by understanding role of hydrogen and oxygen in vacancy annihilation and transistor switching properties.

  14. Controllability of Dynamical Extensions with Bounded Control: Application to Robotics

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    Sontag, Eduardo

    1 Controllability of Dynamical Extensions with Bounded Control: Application to Robotics Monique. An application to the motion plan- ning problem for a class of two-driving-wheel mobile robots illustrates- vated by applications coming from robotics, we extend these results to the situation of bounded controls

  15. Supporting Mobile Service Usage through Physical Mobile Interaction Gregor Broll1

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    Service technology and Physical Mobile Interaction. This interaction paradigm uses mobile devicesSupporting Mobile Service Usage through Physical Mobile Interaction Gregor Broll1 , Sven Siorpaes1 albrecht.schmidt@ifi.lmu.de Abstract Although mobile services can be used ubiquitously, their employment

  16. Sketch Recognition on Mobile Devices

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    Lucchese, George 1987-

    2012-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Sketch recognition allows computers to understand and model hand drawn sketches and diagrams. Traditionally sketch recognition systems required a pen based PC interface, but powerful mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones can provide a new...

  17. Imaging mobile zinc in biology

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    Tomat, Elisa

    Trafficking and regulation of mobile zinc pools influence cellular functions and pathological conditions in multiple organs, including brain, pancreas, and prostate. The quest for a dynamic description of zinc distribution ...

  18. Sketch Recognition on Mobile Devices 

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    Lucchese, George 1987-

    2012-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Sketch recognition allows computers to understand and model hand drawn sketches and diagrams. Traditionally sketch recognition systems required a pen based PC interface, but powerful mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones can provide a new...

  19. Path Following with an Optimal Forward Velocity for a Mobile Robot

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    Zell, Andreas

    , Marius Hofmeister, and Andreas Zell Department of Computer Architecture, University of T¨ubingen, Sand 1 environments. Given linearized error dynamic equations, model predictive control (MPC) is employed to produce the effectiveness of our path following control framework. Keywords: Robot control, autonomous mobile robots

  20. Main Canal, Maverick County Water Control and Improvement District above Central Power and Light hydro-electric plant, at Maverick and Kinney Counties, Texas

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    Ledbetter, John J

    1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BAIN CANAL NA~ICK COUNTY WATW CONTROL AND INPROllZXBZ DISTRICT ABOVE C~ POWER AND LION HYDRO ELECTRIC PLANT& AT, SIAVERICK AND KINNEY COUNT'S, T~~S By John J. Ledbetter, Jr. Approved as to style and content by: (Che man Committee Heed of pa... ment or Student Advisor May l952 MAIN CANAL RIA~ICK C01E1TY EATER CONTROL AND INPROVZGiWZ DISTRICT ABOVE G~ F01' AND LIGHT HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT, AT MAVERICK AND KINNEY GGKJZIES ~ TEXAS By John J. Ledbetter, Jr, A Thesis Submitted...

  1. Competition and Collaboration in Mobile Banking: A Stakeholder Analysis

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    Kurnia, Sherah

    of mobile technologies offers an opportunity for mobile carriers and banks to offer mobile banking services technology-aware customers. For banks, mobile banking is the next sequence after Internet banking. Thanks to the development of mobile technology which enables the delivery of banking services via mobile devices, mobile

  2. Route Optimization with MAP-Based Enhancement in Mobile Networks

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    Lee, Tae-Jin

    technology and user de- mands for mobility support have motivated the IETF to introduce mobile IP, mobile IPv technology and demand for mobility support from users, the IETF has introduced mobile IP (MIP) [1], mobileRoute Optimization with MAP-Based Enhancement in Mobile Networks Jeonghoon Park, Tae-Jin Lee

  3. 278 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, VOL. 43, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 1998 [6] R. K. Yedavalli, "Improved measures of stability robustness for linear

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    Tsitsiklis, John

    278 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, VOL. 43, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 1998 [6] R. K. Yedavalli systems," IEEE Trans. Automat. Contr., vol. 38, pp. 1671­1675, 1993. [19] , "Expansion of det (A + B + C) and robustness analysis of discrete-time state space systems," IEEE Trans. Automat. Contr., vol. 40, pp. 936

  4. Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control IV -Restructuring, August 24-28, Santorini, Greece. Improving Pacific Inter-tie Stability Using

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    Venkatasubramanian, Mani V.

    @eecs.wsu.edu Transmission Operations and Planning Bonneville Power Administration Vancouver, WA 98666-0491 Abstract (WSU), Pullman in a project funded by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The pro- ject has been of existing SVC's, and TCSC owned by Bonneville Power Administra- tion. The new controls are primarily aimed

  5. annulus spacer mobility: Topics by E-print Network

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

    ja (more) Nousiainen, Sari 2013-01-01 92 Theoretical Mobility Analysis of Ion Mobility Spectrometry Physics Websites Summary: Results Theoretical Mobility Analysis of Ion...

  6. alters foot mobility: Topics by E-print Network

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

    ja (more) Nousiainen, Sari 2013-01-01 57 Theoretical Mobility Analysis of Ion Mobility Spectrometry Physics Websites Summary: Results Theoretical Mobility Analysis of Ion...

  7. arachidonic acid mobilization: Topics by E-print Network

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

    ja (more) Nousiainen, Sari 2013-01-01 58 Theoretical Mobility Analysis of Ion Mobility Spectrometry Physics Websites Summary: Results Theoretical Mobility Analysis of Ion...

  8. asymmetric ion mobility: Topics by E-print Network

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

    High-Field Ion Mobility ions, including isotopomers and isobars, using ion mobility spectrometry (IMS), specifically, the field) and ion mobility spectrometry (IMS).1,2 Though both...

  9. Fundamentals of Traveling Wave Ion Mobility Spectrometry. | EMSL

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    Fundamentals of Traveling Wave Ion Mobility Spectrometry. Fundamentals of Traveling Wave Ion Mobility Spectrometry. Abstract: Traveling-wave ion mobility spectrometry (TW IMS) is a...

  10. Mobile agents for e-commerce Roll No. : 99329011

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    Iyer, Sridhar

    aspects of mobile agent technology. #12;2 1 Introduction..............................................................................................5 2 Mobile agent technology......................................................................................................10 3.1 Java as technology base for mobile agents

  11. Using Mobile Technology and Social Networking to Crowdsource Citizen Science

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    Robson, Christine

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using Mobile Technology and Social Networking to CrowdsourceFall 2012 Using Mobile Technology and Social Networking toAbstract Using Mobile Technology and Social Networking to

  12. PASSIVE CONTROL OF PARTICLE DISPERSION IN A PARTICLE-LADEN CIRCULAR JET USING ELLIPTIC CO-ANNULAR FLOW: A MEANS FOR IMPROVING UTILIZATION AND EMISSION REDUCTIONS IN PULVERIZED COAL BURNER

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    Ahsan R. Choudhuri

    2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A passive control technology utilizing elliptic co-flow to control the particle flinging and particle dispersion in a particle (coal)-laden flow was investigated using experimental and numerical techniques. Preferential concentration of particles occurs in particle-laden jets used in pulverized coal burner and causes uncontrollable NO{sub x} formation due to inhomogeneous local stoichiometry. This particular project was aimed at characterizing the near-field flow behavior of elliptic coaxial jets. The knowledge gained from the project will serve as the basis of further investigation on fluid-particle interactions in an asymmetric coaxial jet flow-field and thus is important to improve the design of pulverized coal burners where non-homogeneity of particle concentration causes increased NO{sub x} formation.

  13. SURFACTANT - POLYMER INTERACTION FOR IMPROVED OIL RECOVERY

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    Unknown

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this research is to use the interaction between a surfactant and a polymer for efficient displacement of tertiary oil by improving slug integrity, adsorption and mobility control. Surfactant--polymer flooding has been shown to be highly effective in laboratory-scale linear floods. The focus of this proposal is to design an inexpensive surfactant-polymer mixture that can efficiently recover tertiary oil by avoiding surfactant slug degradation, high adsorption and viscous/heterogeneity fingering. This report contains data concerning selection of appropriate fluids for use in laboratory experiments and numerical simulations. A mixture comprising a ''pseudo oil'' with appropriate surfactant and polymer is proposed. The properties of this system has been determined. The experimental set-up has been conditioned for use and experiments involving the aforementioned system have already started. A commercial simulator has been acquired for use in reproducing the experiments. A graduate student has been trained in its use. Linear stability analysis equations have been developed and phase maps for one and two-dimensions are currently computed.

  14. Distributed Mobility Transparent Broadcast in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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    Sikdar, Biplab

    and highly adaptive to node mobility. It does not demand any neighborhood information and incurs little£ciency and alleviated interference; on the other hand, the proposed protocol achieves network energy balance by randomly- mum Connected Dominating Set (MCDS) should be elected as relay nodes, and identifying the MCDS

  15. A taxonomy and business analysis for mobile web applications

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    Liu, Kevin H

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mobile web applications refer to web applications on mobile devices, aimed at personalizing, integrating, and discovering mobile contents in user contexts. This thesis presents a comprehensive study of mobile web applications ...

  16. Virtual stationary timed automata for mobile networks

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    Nolte, Tina Ann, 1979-

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we formally define a programming abstraction for mobile networks called the Virtual Stationary Automata programming layer, consisting of real mobile clients, virtual timed I/O automata called virtual ...

  17. Characterizing User Mobility in Wireless Networks

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    Nunes, Bruno Astuto Arouche

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Symmetry of User Mobility in Wireless Networks 3.1 MobilityAnalysis of a local-area wireless network. In ACM MOBI- COMand evaluation of wireless networks and their protocols.

  18. Innovative Mobile Technologies for Asset Tracking 

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    Liko, W.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ICEBO Session 15 - Innovative Mobile Technologies for Asset Tracking Agenda ? Learn how clients have mobilized their enterprise data to increase the consistent capture and reporting of important building information, from lease data to work...

  19. Ecotransology : integrated design for urban mobility

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    Joachim, Mitchell Whitney

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis demonstrates a rethinking of urban mobility through ecological design. Human mobility and ecological accountability are inextricably linked in city design; our current world ecological crisis underscores this ...

  20. Sinch : searching intelligently on a mobile device

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    Nayak, Rajeev (Rajeev R.)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sinch is an application that allows mobile device users to obtain answers to their questions without having to perform a web search in their mobile browser. Questions are answered by human beings using Mechanical Turk, an ...

  1. Enhancing controllability and stability of bottom-gated graphene thin-film transistors by passivation with methylamine

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    Drapeko, Maksim, E-mail: maksim.drapeko.10@ucl.ac.uk, E-mail: md584@cam.ac.uk [London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, 17-19 Gordon Street, WC1H 0AH London, United Kingdom and Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, 9 J J Thomson Avenue, CB3 0HE Cambridge (United Kingdom)

    2014-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is intended to aid to bridge the gap between chemistry and electronic engineering. In this work, the fabrication of chemical vapour deposited graphene field-effect transistors employing silicon-nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) gate dielectric is presented, showing originally p-type channel conduction due to ambient impurities yielding uncontrollable behaviour. Vacuum annealing has been performed to balance off hole and electron conduction in the channel, leading to the observation of the Dirac point and therefore improving controllability. Non-covalent functionalisation by methylamine has been performed for passivation and stability reasons yielding electron mobility of 4800?cm{sup 2}/V?s and hole mobility of 3800?cm{sup 2}/V?s as well as stabilised controllable behaviour of a bottom-gated transistor. The introduction of interface charge following the non-covalent functionalisation as well as the charge balance have been discussed and analysed.

  2. Sensor Relocation with Mobile Sensors:Sensor Relocation with Mobile Sensors: Design,Design,

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    Schindelhauer, Christian

    Sensor Relocation with Mobile Sensors:Sensor Relocation with Mobile Sensors: Design,Design, Implementation, and EvaluationImplementation, and Evaluation Jie Teng, Tim Bolbrock, Guohong Cao, and Tom La of Freiburg #12;OverviewOverview · Sensor networks · mobile sensor · mobile robot · Mote · sensor relocation

  3. EcoMobile: Energy-aware Real-time Framework for Multicore Mobile Systems1

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    Cheng, Albert M. K.

    EcoMobile: Energy-aware Real-time Framework for Multicore Mobile Systems1 B. Liu, Y. Wen, F. Liu, Y://www.cs.uh.edu Technical Report Number UH-CS-11-09 October 23, 2011 Keywords: mobile system, energy-aware, real plan to build an energy-aware framework for multicore mobile systems which extends Android with two

  4. Mobile sensor network to monitor wastewater collection pipelines

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    Lim, Jungsoo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Advanced pipeline monitoringDesign of mobile pipeline floating sensor “SewerSnortIllustration of mobile pipeline floating sensor monitoring

  5. Literature Review in Mobile Technologies and Learning

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Literature Review in Mobile Technologies and Learning REPORT 11: FUTURELAB SERIES Laura Naismith to educational policy and practice. #12;FOREWORD Mobile technologies are a familiar part of the lives of most or the wider world. Newer developments in mobile phone technology are also beginning to offer the potential

  6. Batteries, mobile phones & small electrical devices

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    , mobile phones and data collection equipment. Lithium Ion batteries are used in mobile phones, laptopsBatteries, mobile phones & small electrical devices IN-BUILDING RECYCLING STATIONS. A full list of acceptable items: Sealed batteries ­excludes vented NiCad and Lead acid batteries Cameras Laser printer

  7. Optimizing Offloading Strategies in Mobile Cloud Computing

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    Hyytiä, Esa

    Optimizing Offloading Strategies in Mobile Cloud Computing Esa Hyyti¨a Department of Communications Abstract--We consider a dynamic offloading problem arising in the context of mobile cloud computing (MCC consider the task assignment problem arising in the context of the mobile cloud computing (MCC). In MCC

  8. Seminar: 'Mobile health technology intervention

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    Kühn, Reimer

    Seminar: 'Mobile health technology intervention for cancer patients' Wednesday 22 October Professor Nora Kearney Professor of Nursing and Cancer Care/Research Dean, College of Medicine Dentistry Higginson, Cicely Saunders Institute Director, Head of Division, Professor of Palliative Care and Policy

  9. Mobile Alternative Fueling Station Locator

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    Not Available

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling Station Locator is available on-the-go via cell phones, BlackBerrys, or other personal handheld devices. The mobile locator allows users to find the five closest biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane fueling sites using Google technology.

  10. Mobility 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

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    Killeen-Temple Urban Transportation Study

    2009-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    totality to include the ecological, physical (natural and manmade), social, political, aesthetic, and economic environments.? The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) defines three basic principles of environmental justice: ? Avoid, minimize... ............................................................................................................... 2 Creation of Mobility 2035 and Who is Involved ...................................................................................... 2 Federal and State Requirements...

  11. FINAL REPORT ON CONTROL ALGORITHM TO IMPROVE THE PARTIAL-LOAD EFFICIENCY OFSURFACE PM MACHINES WITH FRACTIONAL-SLOT CONCENTRATED WINDINGS

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    Reddy, P.B.; Jahns, T.M.

    2007-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Surface permanent magnet (SPM) synchronous machines using fractional-slot concentrated windings are being investigated as candidates for high-performance traction machines for automotive electric propulsion systems. It has been shown analytically and experimentally that such designs can achieve very wide constant-power speed ratios (CPSR) [1,2]. This work has shown that machines of this type are capable of achieving very low cogging torque amplitudes as well as significantly increasing the machine power density [3-5] compared to SPM machines using conventional distributed windings. High efficiency can be achieved in this class of SPM machine by making special efforts to suppress the eddy-current losses in the magnets [6-8], accompanied by efforts to minimize the iron losses in the rotor and stator cores. Considerable attention has traditionally been devoted to maximizing the full-load efficiency of traction machines at their rated operating points and along their maximum-power vs. speed envelopes for higher speeds [9,10]. For example, on-line control approaches have been presented for maximizing the full-load efficiency of PM synchronous machines, including the use of negative d-axis stator current to reduce the core losses [11,12]. However, another important performance specification for electric traction applications is the machine's efficiency at partial loads. Partial-load efficiency is particularly important if the target traction application requires long periods of cruising operation at light loads that are significantly lower than the maximum drive capabilities. While the design of the machine itself is clearly important, investigation has shown that this is a case where the choice of the control algorithm plays a critical role in determining the maximum partial-load efficiency that the machine actually achieves in the traction drive system. There is no evidence that this important topic has been addressed for this type of SPM machine by any other authors. This topic takes on even greater significance for fractional-slot concentrated-winding SPM machine designs. In particular, maximizing the torque/power density of this class of SPM machines typically leads to machine designs with high numbers of poles. The resulting high electrical frequencies can easily result in high stator core losses unless special care is taken during the machine design process. The purpose of this report is to discuss a modified vector control algorithm for a fractional-slot concentrated winding SPM machine that has been developed to maximize the machine's partial-load efficiency over a wide range of operating conditions. For purposes of this discussion, a 55 kW (peak) SPM machine designed to meet requirements established in the US FreedomCar program [13] is used as the basis for demonstrating the proposed technique. A combination of closed-form analysis [14] and finite element analysis (FEA) is used during this investigation.

  12. Final Report on Control Algorithm to Improve the Partial-Load Efficiency of Surface PM Machines with Fractional-Slot Concentrated Windings

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    McKeever, John W [ORNL; Reddy, Patel [University of Wisconsin; Jahns, Thomas M [ORNL

    2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Surface permanent magnet (SPM) synchronous machines using fractional-slot concentrated windings are being investigated as candidates for high-performance traction machines for automotive electric propulsion systems. It has been shown analytically and experimentally that such designs can achieve very wide constant-power speed ratios (CPSR) [1,2]. This work has shown that machines of this type are capable of achieving very low cogging torque amplitudes as well as significantly increasing the machine power density [3-5] compared to SPM machines using conventional distributed windings. High efficiency can be achieved in this class of SPM machine by making special efforts to suppress the eddy-current losses in the magnets [6-8], accompanied by efforts to minimize the iron losses in the rotor and stator cores. Considerable attention has traditionally been devoted to maximizing the full-load efficiency of traction machines at their rated operating points and along their maximum-power vs. speed envelopes for higher speeds [9,10]. For example, on-line control approaches have been presented for maximizing the full-load efficiency of PM synchronous machines, including the use of negative d-axis stator current to reduce the core losses [11,12]. However, another important performance specification for electric traction applications is the machine's efficiency at partial loads. Partial-load efficiency is particularly important if the target traction application requires long periods of cruising operation at light loads that are significantly lower than the maximum drive capabilities. While the design of the machine itself is clearly important, investigation has shown that this is a case where the choice of the control algorithm plays a critical role in determining the maximum partial-load efficiency that the machine actually achieves in the traction drive system. There is no evidence that this important topic has been addressed for this type of SPM machine by any other authors. This topic takes on even greater significance for fractional-slot concentrated-winding SPM machine designs. In particular, maximizing the torque/power density of this class of SPM machines typically leads to machine designs with high numbers of poles. The resulting high electrical frequencies can easily result in high stator core losses unless special care is taken during the machine design process. The purpose of this report is to discuss a modified vector control algorithm for a fractional-slot concentrated winding SPM machine that has been developed to maximize the machine's partial-load efficiency over a wide range of operating conditions. For purposes of this discussion, a 55 kW (peak) SPM machine designed to meet requirements established in the US FreedomCar program [13] is used as the basis for demonstrating the proposed technique. A combination of closed-form analysis [14] and finite element analysis (FEA) is used during this investigation.

  13. Corps Improvement 

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the Upper Trinity River Basin was mainly from findings in a Corps environmental impact statement (EIS) report in the 1980s, according to Gene Rice, Corps project manager of the Dallas Floodway and Dallas Floodway Extension projects, two of the Trinity River... to mitigate environmental impacts of the proj- ect. The Corps? Fort Worth District and the City of Dallas are using an innovative approach to return floodplain value to the Trinity River, while improving flood damage reduction. Big Fossil Creek Watershed...

  14. PM2PLS: An Integration of Proxy Mobile IPv6 and MPLS

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    Astudillo, Carlos A; Ortiz, Jesús H

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper proposes a handover scheme supporting Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) in a Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) domain that improves the mobility and gives Quality of Service (QoS) and Traffic Engineering (TE) capabilities in wireless access networks. The proposed scheme takes advantages of both PMIPv6 and MPLS. PMIPv6 was designed to provide NETwork-based Localized Mobility Management (NETLMM) support to a Mobile Node (MN); therefore, the MN does not perform any mobility related signaling, while MPLS is used as an alternative tunneling technology between the Mobile Access Gateway (MAG) and the Local Mobility Anchor (LMA) replacing the IP-in-IP tunnels with Label Switched Path (LSP) tunnels. It can also be integrated with other QoS architectures such as Differentiated Services (DiffServ) and/or Integrated Services (IntServ). In this study, we used MATLAB to perform an analysis to evaluate the impact of introducing MPLS technology in PMIPv6 domain based on handover latency, operational overhead and pack...

  15. Bubble Size Control to Improve Oxygen-Based Bleaching: Characterization of Flow Regimes in Pulp-Water-Gas Three-Phase Flows

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    S.M. Ghiaasiaan and Seppo Karrila

    2006-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Flow characteristics of fibrous paper pulp-water-air slurries were investigated in a vertical circular column 1.8 m long, with 5.08 cm diameter. Flow structures, gas holdup (void fraction), and the geometric and population characteristics of gas bubbles were experimentally investigated, using visual observation, Gamma-ray densitometry, and flash X-ray photography. Five distinct flow regimes could be visually identified: dispersed bubbly, layered bubbly, plug, churn-turbulent, and slug. Flow regime maps were constructed, and the regime transition lines were found to be sensitive to consistency. The feasibility of using artificial neural networks (ANNs) for the identification of the flow regimes, using the statistical characteristics of pressure fluctuations measured by a single pressure sensor, was demonstrated. Local pressure fluctuations at a station were recorded with a minimally-intrusive transducer. Three-layer, feed-forward ANNs were designed that could identify the four major flow patterns (bubbly, plug, churn, and slug) well. The feasibility of a transportable artificial neural network (ANN) - based technique for the classification of flow regimes was also examined. Local pressures were recorded at three different locations using three independent but similar transducers. An ANN was designed, trained and successfully tested for the classification of the flow regimes using one of the normalized pressure signals (from Sensor 1). The ANN trained and tested for Sensor 1 predicted the flow regimes reasonably well when applied directly to the other two sensors, indicating a good deal of transportability. An ANN-based method was also developed, whereby the power spectrum density characteristics of other sensors were adjusted before they were used as input to the ANN that was based on Sensor 1 alone. The method improved the predictions. The gas-liquid interfacial surface area concentration was also measured in the study. The gas absorption technique was applied, using CO2 as the transferred species and sodium hydroxide as the alkaline agent in water. Statistical analysis was performed to identify the parametric dependencies. The experimental data were empirically correlated.

  16. Radiotherapy and Concomitant Intra-Arterial Docetaxel Combined With Systemic 5-Fluorouracil and Cisplatin for Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Preliminary Report-Improvement of Locoregional Control of Oropharyngeal Cancer

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    Oikawa, Hirobumi [Department of Radiology, Iwate Medical University, Morioka (Japan)], E-mail: oihiro@iwate-med.ac.jp; Nakamura, Ryuji; Nakasato, Tatsuhiko [Department of Radiology, Iwate Medical University, Morioka (Japan); Nishimura, Kohji; Sato, Hiroaki; Ehara, Shigeru [Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Iwate Medical University, Morioka (Japan)

    2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To confirm the advantage of chemoradiotherapy using intra-arterial docetaxel with intravenous cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil. Patients and Methods: A total of 26 oropharyngeal cancer patients (1, 2, 2, and 21 patients had Stage I, II, III, and IVa-IVc, respectively) were treated with two sessions of this chemoradiotherapy regimen. External beam radiotherapy was delivered using large portals that included the primary site and the regional lymph nodes initially (range, 40-41.4 Gy) and the metastatic lymph nodes later (60 or 72 Gy). All tumor-supplying branches of the carotid arteries were cannulated, and 40 mg/m{sup 2} docetaxel was individually infused on Day 1. The other systemic chemotherapy agents included 60 mg/m{sup 2} cisplatin on Day 2 and 500 mg/m{sup 2} 5-fluorouracil on Days 2-6. Results: The primary response of the tumor was complete in 21 (81%), partial in 4 (15%), and progressive in 1 patient. Grade 4 mucositis, leukopenia, and dermatitis was observed in 3, 2, and 1 patients, respectively. During a median follow-up of 10 months, the disease recurred at the primary site and at a distant organ in 2 (8%) and 3 (12%) patients, respectively. Three patients died because of cancer progression. Two patients (8%) with a partial response were compromised by lethal bleeding from the tumor bed or chemotherapeutic toxicity. The 3-year locoregional control rate and the 3-year overall survival rate was 73% and 77%, respectively. Conclusion: This method resulted in an excellent primary tumor response rate (96%) and moderate acute toxicity. Additional follow-up is required to ascertain the usefulness of this modality.

  17. Extraction Steam Controls at EPLA-W

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    Brinker, J. L.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge site encompasses a world-scale refinery, chemical plant and third party power station. Historically, inflexible and unreliable control systems on two high-pressure, extracting/condensing steam turbines prevented the site...

  18. Corps Improvement

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tx H 2 O | pg. 6 O ne of the key federal players in the restoration of the Trinity River Basin is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, whose primary civil mission is developing and managing the nation?s water resources, including projects to reduce... flood damage; improve navigation channels and harbors; protect wetlands; and preserve, safeguard and enhance the environment. The Corps has been involved in the Trinity River Basin for more than 50 years, but the impetus for the current projects...

  19. Mobile phone and my health

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    Surducan, Aneta [Nicolae Balcescu High School, 6 Constanta St., 400158 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [Nicolae Balcescu High School, 6 Constanta St., 400158 Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Dabala, Dana [National Railways Medical Clinic,, Occupational Medicine Department, 16-20 Republicii St., 400015 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [National Railways Medical Clinic,, Occupational Medicine Department, 16-20 Republicii St., 400015 Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Neamtu, Camelia, E-mail: emanoil.surducan@itim-cj.ro; Surducan, Vasile, E-mail: emanoil.surducan@itim-cj.ro; Surducan, Emanoil, E-mail: emanoil.surducan@itim-cj.ro [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath St., 400293 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath St., 400293 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The interaction of the microwave radiation emitted by mobile phones with the user's body is analyzed from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) recommendations perspective as a correlation between the specific absorption ratio (SAR) of the mobile phone and the call duration. The relative position of the cell phone to the user's body, the dielectric properties of the exposed body parts, the SAR value and the call duration are considered in the local body temperature rise due to the microwave heating effect. The recommended local temperature rise limit in the human body is evaluated according to standards. The aim of this study is to disseminate information to young people, especially high school students, about the microwave thermal effects on the human body, to make them aware of the environmental electromagnetic pollution and to offer them a simple method of biological self protection.

  20. Mobility in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Mehta, Ankur Mukesh

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    attitude control with 4 channel flywheel and gimbaled nozzlecontrolled rocket with flywheels and a gimbaled motor mountattitude control with 4 channel flywheel and gimbaled nozzle

  1. Improved aethalometer

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    Hansen, A.D.

    1988-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved aethalometer having a single light source and a single light detector and two light paths from the light source to the light detector. A quartz fiber filter is inserted in the device, the filter having a collection area in one light path and a reference area in the other light path. A gas flow path through the aethalometer housing allows ambient air to flow through the collection area of the filter so that aerosol particles can be collected on the filter. A rotating disk with an opening therethrough allows light for the light source to pass alternately through the two light paths. The voltage output of the detector is applied to a VCO and the VCO pulses for light transmission separately through the two light paths, are counted and compared to determine the absorption coefficient of the collected aerosol particles. 5 figs.

  2. Development of a maldi ? ion mobility? surface-induced dissociation ? time-of-flight mass spectrometer with novel collision source configurations for high throughput peptide sequencing

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    Sun, Wenjian

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization (MALDI) – Ion Mobility (IM) – Surface-induced Dissociation (SID) – Time-of-Flight (TOF) instrument with three different collision source configurations was developed in order to improve the SID...

  3. Comparison of the Accuracy and Speed of Transient Mobile A/C System Simulation Models: Preprint

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    Kiss, T.; Lustbader, J.

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The operation of air conditioning (A/C) systems is a significant contributor to the total amount of fuel used by light- and heavy-duty vehicles. Therefore, continued improvement of the efficiency of these mobile A/C systems is important. Numerical simulation has been used to reduce the system development time and to improve the electronic controls, but numerical models that include highly detailed physics run slower than desired for carrying out vehicle-focused drive cycle-based system optimization. Therefore, faster models are needed even if some accuracy is sacrificed. In this study, a validated model with highly detailed physics, the 'Fully-Detailed' model, and two models with different levels of simplification, the 'Quasi-Transient' and the 'Mapped- Component' models, are compared. The Quasi-Transient model applies some simplifications compared to the Fully-Detailed model to allow faster model execution speeds. The Mapped-Component model is similar to the Quasi-Transient model except instead of detailed flow and heat transfer calculations in the heat exchangers, it uses lookup tables created with the Quasi-Transient model. All three models are set up to represent the same physical A/C system and the same electronic controls. Speed and results of the three model versions are compared for steady state and transient operation. Steady state simulated data are also compared to measured data. The results show that the Quasi-Transient and Mapped-Component models ran much faster than the Fully-Detailed model, on the order of 10- and 100-fold, respectively. They also adequately approach the results of the Fully-Detailed model for steady-state operation, and for drive cycle-based efficiency predictions

  4. Effect of Gas Diffusion on Mobility of Foam for Enhanced Oil Recovery Lars E. Nonnekes1

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    Cox, Simon

    Effect of Gas Diffusion on Mobility of Foam for Enhanced Oil Recovery Lars E. Nonnekes1 Foam can improve the sweep efficiency of gas injected into oil reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery University William Richard Rossen Email: W.R.Rossen@tudelft.nl Abstract Transport of gas across

  5. On Performance Metrics for Guaranteed QoS in Industrial Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    1 On Performance Metrics for Guaranteed QoS in Industrial Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks Teja collected over the network. As the industry is adapting these new-generation wireless sensors technical innovations, e.g., widespread use of wireless sensors forecasted to improve manufacturing

  6. MAQS: A Personalized Mobile Sensing System for Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

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    Dick, Robert

    quality (IAQ) influences human health, safety, productivity, and comfort. This paper describes MAQS, a personalized mobile sensing system for IAQ monitoring. In contrast with existing stationary or out- door air personalized IAQ information. To improve accuracy and energy efficiency, MAQS incorporates three novel

  7. Schottky-Drain Technology for AlGaN/GaN High-Electron Mobility Transistors

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    Lu, Bin

    In this letter, we demonstrate 27% improvement in the buffer breakdown voltage of AlGaN/GaN high-electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) grown on Si substrate by using a new Schottky-drain contact technology. Schottky-drain ...

  8. Planet-scale Human Mobility Measurement

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    Pan Hui; Richard Mortier; Tristan Henderson; Jon Crowcroft

    2009-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Research into, and design and construction of mobile systems and algorithms requires access to large-scale mobility data. Unfortunately, the wireless and mobile research community lacks such data. For instance, the largest available human contact traces contain only 100 nodes with very sparse connectivity, limited by experimental logistics. In this paper we pose a challenge to the community: how can we collect mobility data from billions of human participants? We re-assert the importance of large-scale datasets in communication network design, and claim that this could impact fundamental studies in other academic disciplines. In effect, we argue that planet-scale mobility measurements can help to save the world. For example, through understanding large-scale human mobility, we can track and model and contain the spread of epidemics of various kinds.

  9. Distributed Transactions in a Mobile Computing Vivek R. Narasayya

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    El-Ansary, Sameh

    Introduction Mobile computing technology has produced a variety of devices ranging from simple pagers to the unique characteristics of mobile hardware and wireless technology [1] One class of mobile devices in data management for mobile computing sys­ tems are those that are arise because the mobile devices move

  10. IBM recently unveiled MobileFirst, a major initiative to develop mobile-related technologies and products that include security, analytics, mobile app development, and cloud-based backend services. MobileFirst

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    IBM recently unveiled MobileFirst, a major initiative to develop mobile-related technologies and products that include security, analytics, mobile app development, and cloud-based backend services. Mobile lab has been asked to lead key portions of IBM's mobile research agenda. IBM Research-Austin has

  11. Sandia National Laboratories: graphene electron mobility

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    electron mobility Three-Dimensional Graphene Architectures On July 29, 2013, in Capabilities, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Research & Capabilities The...

  12. Sandia National Laboratories: mobile test system

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    mobile test system Solar Test Facility Upgrades Complete, Leading to Better Sandia Capabilities to Support Power Industry On January 8, 2013, in Concentrating Solar Power, Energy,...

  13. Water Control and Improvement Districts (Texas)

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    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is authorized to review and establish local water districts throughout the state of Texas. The Water Code gives the Commission the right of...

  14. IMPROVED FIELDBUS CONTROL VIA MIDDLEWARE TECHNOLOGY

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    Kruegel, Christopher

    and a home and building network can be linked together to bene t from each other. Copyright 2000 IFAC Keywords: eldbus, home and building network, spontaneous network 1. INTRODUCTION To gain a better way of automatic class loading on demand. 1.2 Home and Building Networks { the EIB Fieldbus

  15. Macro-level Attention to Mobile Agent Security: Introducing the Mobile Agent Secure Hub Infrastructure Concept

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    Roth, Volker

    for the safe management of mobile agents they deploy onto the Internet. Our in- frastructural approach is basedMacro-level Attention to Mobile Agent Security: Introducing the Mobile Agent Secure Hub Security Research Centre Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and Dept

  16. Mobile and Physical User Interfaces for NFC-based Mobile Interaction with Multiple Tags

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    Communication (NFC) is an emerging technology for mobile interaction with everyday objects and associated lives, its technologies affect the way we access and use information. Mobile devices can be used. An emerging technology for physical mobile interaction [14] is Near Field Communication (NFC) [20], a radio

  17. Distributed Mobile Disk Cover A Building Block for Mobile Backbone Networks

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    Zussman, Gil

    1 Distributed Mobile Disk Cover ­ A Building Block for Mobile Backbone Networks Anand Srinivas, Gil of Technology Cambridge, MA 02139 {anand3, gilz, modiano}@mit.edu Abstract-- The novel hierarchical architecture of Mobile Backbone Networks has been recently studied by a few different approaches. An important subproblem

  18. Charged particle mobility refrigerant analyzer

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    Allman, S.L.; Chunghsuan Chen; Chen, F.C.

    1993-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for analyzing a gaseous electronegative species comprises the steps of providing an analysis chamber; providing an electric field of known potential within the analysis chamber; admitting into the analysis chamber a gaseous sample containing the gaseous electronegative species; providing a pulse of free electrons within the electric field so that the pulse of free electrons interacts with the gaseous electronegative species so that a swarm of electrically charged particles is produced within the electric field; and, measuring the mobility of the electrically charged particles within the electric field.

  19. AGREEMENT FOR MOBILE TECHNOLOGY ACCESS AND My signature on the "Mobile Technology Access and Payment Option Request"

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    Oregon, University of

    AGREEMENT FOR MOBILE TECHNOLOGY ACCESS AND ALLOWANCE My signature on the "Mobile Technology Access and conditions identified in the Access to Mobile Technology and the Payment Options for Mobile Technology policies [http://hr.uoregon.edu/policy/MobileTechnologyDevice.html]. 2. I understand that that I must

  20. International Symposium on Quality of Life Technology, Toronto, ON, Canada. June 6-7, 2011. Feasibility of a Mobility Option for Infants

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    Stansfield, Sharon

    3 rd International Symposium on Quality of Life Technology, Toronto, ON, Canada. June 6-7, 2011. TheWeeBot: Feasibility of a Mobility Option for Infants Carole W. Dennis, Sc.D, OTR/L OccupationalBot, a mobile robot controlled by weight shift over a Wii balance board, over five training sessions. Infants

  1. Navy mobility fuels forecasting system. Phase II, report

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    Hadder, G.R.; Vineyard, T.A.; Das, S.; Lee, R.

    1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of the Navy (DON) requires an improved capability to forecast mobility fuel availability and quality. The changing patterns in fuel availability and quality are important in planning the Navy's fuel use strategy and the Mobility Fuels Technology Program. Until recently, there has been a long-term decline in the quality of crude oil entering world markets and a shift in refinery capacities domestically and worldwide. Three publicly available models developed by the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy were selected as the basis of the Navy Mobility Fuels Forecasting System (NMFFS). The system was used to analyze the availability and quality of jet fuel (JP-5) and diesel fuel (F-76) that could be produced in several domestic and foreign refinery regions under business-as-usual and four hypothetical world crude oil disruption scenarios in 1990. The results from the study indicate that jet fuel availability could be reduced in some refinery regions under the disruptions studied. Various strategies were investigated for increasing JP-5 production during the disruptions. In general, the availability of JP-5 was more limited than F-76 under the disruption cases studied; however, in all cases one or more strategies were identified to increase refinery output of JP-5 in all study regions. Based on the four hypothetical disruption scenarios studied, the analysis suggested tat JP-5 production could be increased by relaxing the smoke point, freezing point, flash point, and by increasing the refiners' gate price for the jet fuel in the study regions. A more complete analysis of navy mobility fuel trends, as well as several changes in the models to make them easier to use in fuel planning and forecastig studies, are planned as part of the third phase of this program.

  2. Recovery Act: Advanced Direct Methanol Fuel Cell for Mobile Computing

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    Fletcher, James H. [University of North Florida; Cox, Philip [University of North Florida; Harrington, William J [University of North Florida; Campbell, Joseph L [University of North Florida

    2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    ABSTRACT Project Title: Recovery Act: Advanced Direct Methanol Fuel Cell for Mobile Computing PROJECT OBJECTIVE The objective of the project was to advance portable fuel cell system technology towards the commercial targets of power density, energy density and lifetime. These targets were laid out in the DOE’s R&D roadmap to develop an advanced direct methanol fuel cell power supply that meets commercial entry requirements. Such a power supply will enable mobile computers to operate non-stop, unplugged from the wall power outlet, by using the high energy density of methanol fuel contained in a replaceable fuel cartridge. Specifically this project focused on balance-of-plant component integration and miniaturization, as well as extensive component, subassembly and integrated system durability and validation testing. This design has resulted in a pre-production power supply design and a prototype that meet the rigorous demands of consumer electronic applications. PROJECT TASKS The proposed work plan was designed to meet the project objectives, which corresponded directly with the objectives outlined in the Funding Opportunity Announcement: To engineer the fuel cell balance-of-plant and packaging to meet the needs of consumer electronic systems, specifically at power levels required for mobile computing. UNF used existing balance-of-plant component technologies developed under its current US Army CERDEC project, as well as a previous DOE project completed by PolyFuel, to further refine them to both miniaturize and integrate their functionality to increase the system power density and energy density. Benefits of UNF’s novel passive water recycling MEA (membrane electrode assembly) and the simplified system architecture it enabled formed the foundation of the design approach. The package design was hardened to address orientation independence, shock, vibration, and environmental requirements. Fuel cartridge and fuel subsystems were improved to ensure effective fuel containment. PROJECT OVERVIEW The University of North Florida (UNF), with project partner the University of Florida, recently completed the Department of Energy (DOE) project entitled “Advanced Direct Methanol Fuel Cell for Mobile Computing”. The primary objective of the project was to advance portable fuel cell system technology towards the commercial targets as laid out in the DOE R&D roadmap by developing a 20-watt, direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC), portable power supply based on the UNF innovative “passive water recovery” MEA. Extensive component, sub-system, and system development and testing was undertaken to meet the rigorous demands of the consumer electronic application. Numerous brassboard (nonpackaged) systems were developed to optimize the integration process and facilitating control algorithm development. The culmination of the development effort was a fully-integrated, DMFC, power supply (referred to as DP4). The project goals were 40 W/kg for specific power, 55 W/l for power density, and 575 Whr/l for energy density. It should be noted that the specific power and power density were for the power section only, and did not include the hybrid battery. The energy density is based on three, 200 ml, fuel cartridges, and also did not include the hybrid battery. The results show that the DP4 system configured without the methanol concentration sensor exceeded all performance goals, achieving 41.5 W/kg for specific power, 55.3 W/l for power density, and 623 Whr/l for energy density. During the project, the DOE revised its technical targets, and the definition of many of these targets, for the portable power application. With this revision, specific power, power density, specific energy (Whr/kg), and energy density are based on the total system, including fuel tank, fuel, and hybridization battery. Fuel capacity is not defined, but the same value is required for all calculations. Test data showed that the DP4 exceeded all 2011 Technical Status values; for example, the DP4 energy density was 373 Whr/l versus the DOE 2011 status of 200 Whr/l. For the

  3. Minimalistic Control of a Compass Gait Robot in Rough Terrain

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    Iida, Fumiya

    Although there has been an increasing interest in dynamic bipedal locomotion for significant improvement of energy efficiency and dexterity of mobile robots in the real world, their locomotion capabilities are still mostly ...

  4. Isotopic Effect on Ion Mobility and Separation of Isotopomers...

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    Effect on Ion Mobility and Separation of Isotopomers by High-Field Ion Mobility Spectrometry . Isotopic Effect on Ion Mobility and Separation of Isotopomers by High-Field Ion...

  5. A social networking approach for mobile innovation in emerging countries

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    Yang, Jen-Hao, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Addressing the global challenges and the next billion mobile subscribers, the MIT NextLab course engages students, industry partners, entrepreneurs and the next billion mobile subscribers to develop innovative mobile ...

  6. Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication 1 Organisatorisches (1)

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    Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication 1 Organisatorisches (1) Lehrstuhl ,,Echtzeitsysteme und Vorlesung (in englisch) Übungsaufgaben Mitteilungen Literaturhinweise #12;Edgar Nett Mobile Computer, wahlweise in Englisch Terminabsprache mit mir via e-mail #12;Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication 3

  7. “Cute” displays: Developing an Emotional Bond with Your Mobile Interface

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    Rousi, Rebekah

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    affectionate perception of mobile technology increases userof the icon to mobile communication technology. This sectiontechnology invented, it might not be inaccurate to say that users can and do treat their mobile

  8. A Tutorial on Automatic Speech Recognition for Wireless Mobile Devices

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    Rose, Richard

    will consist of a survey of existing mobile ASR applications, architecures, and supporting technology technology including specialized transducers, specialized devices,and language resources for mobile, and supporting technology 1. ASR applications on handheld, mobile devices Portable Devices processing power

  9. ORIGINAL PAPER Using nanoelectrospray ion mobility spectrometry

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    Economou, Tassos

    ORIGINAL PAPER Using nanoelectrospray ion mobility spectrometry (GEMMA) to determine the size-phase electrophoretic mobil- ity molecular analyzer (GEMMA) has received increased attention for such measurements, isolated and purified using standard biochemical protocols, were also analyzed using multi-angle laser

  10. Security in 3rd Generation Mobile Networks

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    Stavrakakis, Ioannis

    Security in 3rd Generation Mobile Networks Christos Xenakis and Lazaros Merakos Communication In the last few years, we have witnessed an explosion in demand for security measures motivated stakeholders are interested in the security level supported in the new emerging mobile environment. This paper

  11. City of College Station's Thermographic Mobile Scan

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    Shear, C. K.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the first quarter of 1986, the City of College Station conducted a thermographic mobile scan of the entire city. A thermographic mobile scan is a process by which heat loss/heat gain data is accumulated by a vehicle traveling the city...

  12. Information Technology The Mobile Semantic Web

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    Li, Yuan-Fang

    Information Technology The Mobile Semantic Web Shonali Krishnaswamya & Yuan-Fang Lib a Institute of Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore b Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia introduction to ontology languages & reasoning 3. Strategies & systems for mobile semantic reasoning 4. Future

  13. www.mobilevce.com 2009 Mobile VCE

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    Dobigeon, Nicolas

    & Manufacturer Perspective Increasing energy costs with higher base station site density and energy price trends A typical UK mobile network consumes 40 MW Overall this is a small % of total UK energy consumption.mobilevce.com © 2009 Mobile VCE Energy Consumption The Base Station (BS) is the most energy­intensive component of a 3

  14. The Simplicity Device: Your Personal Mobile Representative

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    The Simplicity Device: Your Personal Mobile Representative Giovanni Bartolomeo1, Francesca Martire1 mobile phone that stores and handles personal information about the user. The Simplicity Device can be connected (e.g. via Bluetooth) to several other devices thus allowing personalization of services

  15. Mobile Robotics: Research, Applications and Challenges

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    Nehmzow, Ulrich

    detection -- and presents one of the future challenges of mobile robotics research: that of applying quanti.g. descending stairs), and it must pose no risk to humans in the vicinity of the robot. Section 2 discussesMobile Robotics: Research, Applications and Challenges Ulrich Nehmzow Department of Computer

  16. The Curious Institution of Mobile Home Rent Control: An Analysis of Mobile Home Parks in California

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    Mason, Carl; Quigley, John M.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    article in press as: Mason, C. , Quigley, J.M. , The curiousSeries B, Durning, D. , Quigley, J.M. , 1985. On theEconomics 19, 383–397. Quigley, J.M. 2006. Regulation and

  17. Mobility design and control of personal mobility aids for the elderly

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    Yu, Haoyong, 1966-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Delaying the transition of the elderly to higher level of care using assistive robotic devices could have great social and economic significance. The transition, necessitated by the degradation of physical and cognitive ...

  18. CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS

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    Randall S. Seright

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes work performed during the third and final year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' Corefloods revealed throughput dependencies of permeability reduction by polymers and gels that were much more prolonged during oil flow than water flow. This behavior was explained using simple mobility ratio arguments. A model was developed that quantitatively fits the results and predicts ''clean up'' times for oil productivity when production wells are returned to service after application of a polymer or gel treatment. X-ray computed microtomography studies of gels in strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene suggested that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than gel-ripping or gel-displacement mechanisms. In contrast, analysis of data from the University of Kansas suggests that the gel-ripping or displacement mechanisms are more important in more permeable, strongly water-wet sandpacks. These findings help to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil under different conditions. Since cement is the most commonly used material for water shutoff, we considered when gels are preferred over cements. Our analysis and experimental results indicated that cement cannot be expected to completely fill (top to bottom) a vertical fracture of any width, except near the wellbore. For vertical fractures with apertures less than 4 mm, the cement slurry will simply not penetrate very far into the fracture. For vertical fractures with apertures greater than 4 mm, the slurry may penetrate a substantial distance into the bottom part of the fracture. However, except near the wellbore, the upper part of the fracture will remain open due to gravity segregation. We compared various approaches to plugging fractures using gels, including (1) varying polymer content, (2) varying placement (extrusion) rate, (3) using partially formed gels, (4) using combinations of high and low molecular weight (Mw) polymers, (5) using secondary crosslinking reactions, (6) injecting un-hydrated polymer particles, and (7) incorporating particulates. All of these methods showed promise in some aspects, but required performance improvements in other aspects. All materials investigated to date showed significant performance variations with fracture width. High pressure gradients and limited distance of penetration are common problems in tight fractures. Gravity segregation and low resistance to breaching are common problems in wide fractures. These will be key issues to address in future work. Although gels can exhibit disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures, the levels of permeability reduction for oil flow are too high to allow practical exploitation in most circumstances. In contrast, disproportionate permeability reduction provided by gels that form in porous rock (adjacent to the fractures) has considerable potential in fractured systems.

  19. Validating the role of AFVs in voluntary mobile source emission reduction programs.

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    Santini, D. J.; Saricks, C. L.

    1999-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Late in 1997, EPA announced new allowances for voluntary emission control programs. As a result, the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Cities and other metro areas that have made an ongoing commitment to increasing participation by alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in local fleets have the opportunity to estimate the magnitude and obtain emission reduction credit for following through on that commitment. Unexpectedly large reductions in key ozone precursor emissions in key locations and times of the day can be achieved per vehicle-mile by selecting specific light duty AFV offerings from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in lieu of their gasoline-fueled counterparts. Additional benefit accrues from the fact that evaporative emissions of non-methane hydrocarbons (generated in the case of CNG, LNG, and LPG by closed fuel-system AFV technology) can be essentially negligible. Upstream emissions from fuel storage and distribution with the airshed of interest are also reduced. This paper provides a justification and outlines a method for including AFVs in the mix of strategies to achieve local and regional improvements in ozone air quality, and for quantifying emission reduction credits. At the time of submission of this paper, the method was still under review by the US EPA Office of Mobile Sources, pending mutually satisfactory resolution of several of its key points. Some of these issues are discussed in the paper.

  20. Improving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Improving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance A Recommended Code of Governance for Schools: A flexible framework for strategic planning October 2012 Pilot version 1 #12;Improving School Governance | 2 #12;Improving School Governance | 3 This pilot version of the Recommended Code of Governance

  1. Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize...

  2. On Optimal Information Capture by Energy-Constrained Mobile ...

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    2009-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    mobile sensors often run on limited batteries. When they .... We assume that the mobile sensor runs on limited battery and is therefore energy constrained. The.

  3. Sandia National Laboratories: fuel-cell-powered mobile lighting...

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    fuel-cell-powered mobile lighting system ECIS, Boeing, Caltrans, and Others: Fuel-Cell-Powered Mobile Lighting Applications On March 29, 2013, in Capabilities, CRF, Energy, Energy...

  4. Sandia National Laboratories: fuel cell mobile lighting system

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    fuel cell mobile lighting system Patent Awarded for the Fuel Cell Mobile Light On August 28, 2013, in Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation (CIRI), CRF, Energy, Energy...

  5. Pushing the Frontier of High-Definition Ion Mobility Spectrometry...

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    the Frontier of High-Definition Ion Mobility Spectrometry Using FAIMS. Pushing the Frontier of High-Definition Ion Mobility Spectrometry Using FAIMS. Abstract: Differential ion...

  6. Hanford Solar Power: Cost Effective and Mobile | Department of...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Solar Power: Cost Effective and Mobile Hanford Solar Power: Cost Effective and Mobile February 26, 2014 - 12:00pm Addthis EMs Richland Operations Office and its contractors...

  7. DOE and Partners Demonstrate Mobile Geothermal Power System at...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    DOE and Partners Demonstrate Mobile Geothermal Power System at 2009 Geothermal Energy Expo DOE and Partners Demonstrate Mobile Geothermal Power System at 2009 Geothermal Energy...

  8. Moving Protons with Pendant Amines: Proton Mobility in a Nickel...

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    Moving Protons with Pendant Amines: Proton Mobility in a Nickel Catalyst for Oxidation of Hydrogen. Moving Protons with Pendant Amines: Proton Mobility in a Nickel Catalyst for...

  9. Intercalation Kinetics and Ion Mobility in Electrode Materials...

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

    Intercalation Kinetics and Ion Mobility in Electrode Materials for Advanced Lithium Ion Batteries Intercalation Kinetics and Ion Mobility in Electrode Materials for Advanced...

  10. The Fuel Cell Mobile Light Project - A DOE Market Transformation...

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    Program webinar, "Fuel Cell Mobile Lighting," held on November 13, 2012. Fuel Cell Mobile Lighting Webinar Slides More Documents & Publications DOEBoeing Sponsored Projects...

  11. 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Mobile agents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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    Tripathi, Anand

    Contents 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Mobile agents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Historical perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.3 Applications of mobile agents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.4 Drawbacks

  12. Efficiency Nova Scotia Releases Energy Efficiency Mobile App...

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    Efficiency Nova Scotia Releases Energy Efficiency Mobile App Efficiency Nova Scotia Releases Energy Efficiency Mobile App Graphic of the inside of a house, with table and chairs,...

  13. Statistical Directions for the Analysis of Participatory Mobile Health Asthma Management Data

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    Hasenstab, Kyle Andrew

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    using mobile phone technology for the management of theirmanagement. Usage studies of modern mobile technologies have

  14. Beacon-less mobility assisted energy efficient georouting in energy harvesting actuator and

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of the energy consumption (for sending data and mov- ing) and the energy harvesting to select next hop. MEGAN controlled mobility, and takes account of the energy consumption and the energy harvesting to select next hop of the forwarder node based on available and needed energy, and then broadcasts this data. Every node within

  15. Eye Contact Communication System between Mobile Robots Using Invisible Code Display

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Eye Contact Communication System between Mobile Robots Using Invisible Code Display Takeru Furukawa on displays which show an expression of robot's eyes. Keywords: 2D code, polarized invisible code, polarized light control, LCD display 1 Introduction "The eyes are eloquent as the tongue." This proverb means

  16. Sulfide-Driven Arsenic Mobilization from Arsenopyrite and Black Shale Pyrite

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    Zhu, W.; Young, L; Yee, N; Serfes, M; Rhine, E; Reinfelder, J

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We examined the hypothesis that sulfide drives arsenic mobilization from pyritic black shale by a sulfide-arsenide exchange and oxidation reaction in which sulfide replaces arsenic in arsenopyrite forming pyrite, and arsenide (As-1) is concurrently oxidized to soluble arsenite (As+3). This hypothesis was tested in a series of sulfide-arsenide exchange experiments with arsenopyrite (FeAsS), homogenized black shale from the Newark Basin (Lockatong formation), and pyrite isolated from Newark Basin black shale incubated under oxic (21% O2), hypoxic (2% O2, 98% N2), and anoxic (5% H2, 95% N2) conditions. The oxidation state of arsenic in Newark Basin black shale pyrite was determined using X-ray absorption-near edge structure spectroscopy (XANES). Incubation results show that sulfide (1 mM initial concentration) increases arsenic mobilization to the dissolved phase from all three solids under oxic and hypoxic, but not anoxic conditions. Indeed under oxic and hypoxic conditions, the presence of sulfide resulted in the mobilization in 48 h of 13-16 times more arsenic from arsenopyrite and 6-11 times more arsenic from isolated black shale pyrite than in sulfide-free controls. XANES results show that arsenic in Newark Basin black shale pyrite has the same oxidation state as that in FeAsS (-1) and thus extend the sulfide-arsenide exchange mechanism of arsenic mobilization to sedimentary rock, black shale pyrite. Biologically active incubations of whole black shale and its resident microorganisms under sulfate reducing conditions resulted in sevenfold higher mobilization of soluble arsenic than sterile controls. Taken together, our results indicate that sulfide-driven arsenic mobilization would be most important under conditions of redox disequilibrium, such as when sulfate-reducing bacteria release sulfide into oxic groundwater, and that microbial sulfide production is expected to enhance arsenic mobilization in sedimentary rock aquifers with major pyrite-bearing, black shale formations.

  17. Research on improved and enhanced oil recovery in Illinois through reservoir characterization

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    Oltz, D.F.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project will provide information that can maximize hydrocarbon production minimize formation damage and stimulate new production in Illinois. Such information includes definition of hydrocarbon resources, characterization of hydrocarbon reservoirs, and the implementation of methods that will improve hydrocarbon extractive technology. Increased understanding of reservoir heterogeneities that affect oil recovery can aid in identifying producible resources. The transfer of technology to industry and the general public is a significant component of the program. The project is designed to examine selected subsurface oil reservoirs in Illinois. Scientists use advanced scientific techniques to gain a better understanding of reservoir components and behavior and address ways of potentially increasing the amount of recoverable oil. Initial production rates for wells in the Illinois Basin commonly decline quite rapidly and as much as 60 percent of the oil in place can be unrecoverable using standard operating procedures. Heterogeneities (geological differences in reservoir make-up) affect a reservoir's capability to release fluids. By-passed mobile and immobile oil remain in the reservoir. To learn how to get more of the oil out of reservoirs, the ISGS is studying the nature of reservoir rock heterogeneities and their control on the distribution and production of by-passed, mobile oil.

  18. Ion mobility analysis of lipoproteins

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    Benner, W. Henry (Danville, CA); Krauss, Ronald M. (Berkeley, CA); Blanche, Patricia J. (Berkeley, CA)

    2007-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A medical diagnostic method and instrumentation system for analyzing noncovalently bonded agglomerated biological particles is described. The method and system comprises: a method of preparation for the biological particles; an electrospray generator; an alpha particle radiation source; a differential mobility analyzer; a particle counter; and data acquisition and analysis means. The medical device is useful for the assessment of human diseases, such as cardiac disease risk and hyperlipidemia, by rapid quantitative analysis of lipoprotein fraction densities. Initially, purification procedures are described to reduce an initial blood sample to an analytical input to the instrument. The measured sizes from the analytical sample are correlated with densities, resulting in a spectrum of lipoprotein densities. The lipoprotein density distribution can then be used to characterize cardiac and other lipid-related health risks.

  19. Mobile inspection and repackaging unit

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    Whitney, G.A.; Roberts, R.J. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States). Solid Waste Disposal Div.

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Storage of large volumes of radioactive mixed waste (RMW) generated over the past 20 years at the Hanford Site has resulted in various waste management challenges. Presently, disposal capacity for RMW does not exist. Containers holding RMW will be stored until processing facilities can be completed to provide treatment and final disposal. Because of the complexity of these wastes, special projects have been initiated to properly manage them. This paper addresses one such project. The goal of this project is to develop a mobile inspection and repackaging unit (IRU) for solid RMW. The paper describes the structural design, equipment, ventilation system, instruments and electrical systems, video monitors and recorders, materials handling, and waste processing of containers.

  20. SURFACTANT BASED ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY AND FOAM MOBILITY CONTROL

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    George J. Hirasaki; Clarence A. Miller; Gary A. Pope; Richard E. Jackson

    2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Surfactant flooding has the potential to significantly increase recovery over that of conventional waterflooding. The availability of a large number of surfactant structures makes it possible to conduct a systematic study of the relation between surfactant structure and its efficacy for oil recovery. Also, the addition of an alkali such as sodium carbonate makes possible in situ generation of surfactant and significant reduction of surfactant adsorption. In addition to reduction of interfacial tension to ultra-low values, surfactants and alkali can be designed to alter wettability to enhance oil recovery. An alkaline surfactant process is designed to enhance spontaneous imbibition in fractured, oil-wet, carbonate formations. It is able to recover oil from dolomite core samples from which there was no oil recovery when placed in formation brine.

  1. Controlling Mobile Robots with Distributed Neuro-Biological Systems

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    Weitzenfeld, Alfredo

    Dept, ITAM Rio Hondo 1, San Angel Tizapan Mexico City, MEXICO, 01000 Email: alfredo@itam.mx Sebastian

  2. MIRO: MIDDLEWARE FOR CONTROLLING BIOLOGICALLY INSPIRED MOBILE ROBOTS

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    Weitzenfeld, Alfredo

    M�XICO rodrigo@cannes.itam.mx Alfredo Weitzenfeld Department of Computer Engineering Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México Río Hondo # 1, Tizapán San Ángel México, D. F., 01000 M�XICO alfredo@itam

  3. Literature Review of Mobility Control Methods for CO2

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

    of this report, including Jenny Bowman, Bill Kawecki, the NETL library staff, and the University of Pittsburgh library staff. The authors thank reviewers, including James Ammer...

  4. Literature Review of Mobility Control Methods for CO2

    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. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn12electron 9 5Let us countLightingFebruary 23,C L S C O

  5. Surfactant Based Enhanced Oil Recovery and Foam Mobility Control

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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 742EnergyOnItem Not Found Item Not Found The item you requested,C.Technical Report:Surfactant Based

  6. Low-Emissions Exhaust Quality Control System to Optimize

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    this control technology to microturbines with absorption chillers. The project anticipates an improvement

  7. Improvement of graphene field-effect transistors by hexamethyldisilazane surface treatment

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    Chowdhury, Sk. Fahad; Sonde, Sushant; Rahimi, Somayyeh; Tao, Li; Banerjee, Sanjay; Akinwande, Deji, E-mail: deji@ece.utexas.edu [Microelectronics Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78758 (United States)

    2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the improvement of the electrical characteristics of graphene field-effect transistors (FETs) by hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) treatment. Both electron and hole field-effect mobilities are increased by 1.5?×?–2×, accompanied by effective residual carrier concentration reduction. Dirac point also moves closer to zero Volt. Time evolution of mobility data shows that mobility improvement saturates after a few hours of HMDS treatment. Temperature-dependent transport measurements show small mobility variation between 77 K and room temperature (295?K) before HMDS application. But mobility at 77 K is almost 2 times higher than mobility at 295?K after HMDS application, indicating reduced carrier scattering. Performance improvement is also observed for FETs made on hydrophobic substrate–an HMDS-graphene-HMDS sandwich structure. Raman spectroscopic analysis shows that G peak width is increased, G peak position is down shifted, and intensity ratio between 2D and G peaks is increased after HMDS application. We attribute the improvements in electronic transport mainly to enhanced screening and mitigation of adsorbed impurities from graphene surface upon HMDS treatment.

  8. Networked UAV Command, Control and Communication

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    Frew, Eric W.

    climate change.3 Aerial platforms have been demonstrated to be ideal for use in maintaining these mobileNetworked UAV Command, Control and Communication Jack Elston , Eric Frew , Brian Argrow University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 80309, USA The networked UAV command, control, and communication project

  9. N.E. Leonard U. Pisa 18-20 April 2007Slide 1 Cooperative Control

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    Leonard, Naomi

    1 N.E. Leonard ­ U. Pisa ­ 18-20 April 2007Slide 1 Cooperative Control and Mobile Sensor Networks Application to Mobile Sensor Networks, Part I Naomi Ehrich Leonard Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.princeton.edu/~naomi N.E. Leonard ­ U. Pisa ­ 18-20 April 2007Slide 2 Outline 1. Introduction to cooperative control

  10. Method for enhancing the resolving power of ion mobility separations over a limited mobility range

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    Shvartsburg, Alexandre A; Tang, Keqi; Smith, Richard D

    2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for raising the resolving power, specificity, and peak capacity of conventional ion mobility spectrometry is disclosed. Ions are separated in a dynamic electric field comprising an oscillatory field wave and opposing static field, or at least two counter propagating waves with different parameters (amplitude, profile, frequency, or speed). As the functional dependencies of mean drift velocity on the ion mobility in a wave and static field or in unequal waves differ, only single species is equilibrated while others drift in either direction and are mobility-separated. An ion mobility spectrum over a limited range is then acquired by measuring ion drift times through a fixed distance inside the gas-filled enclosure. The resolving power in the vicinity of equilibrium mobility substantially exceeds that for known traveling-wave or drift-tube IMS separations, with spectra over wider ranges obtainable by stitching multiple segments. The approach also enables low-cutoff, high-cutoff, and bandpass ion mobility filters.

  11. The relationship between grain boundary structure, defect mobility, and grain boundary sink efficiency

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    Uberuaga, Blas Pedro; Vernon, Louis J.; Martinez, Enrique; Voter, Arthur F.

    2015-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanocrystalline materials have received great attention due to their potential for improved functionality and have been proposed for extreme environments where the interfaces are expected to promote radiation tolerance. However, the precise role of the interfaces in modifying defect behavior is unclear. Using long-time simulations methods, we determine the mobility of defects and defect clusters at grain boundaries in Cu. We find that mobilities vary significantly with boundary structure and cluster size, with larger clusters exhibiting reduced mobility, and that interface sink efficiency depends on the kinetics of defects within the interface via the in-boundary annihilation rate of defects. Thus,more »sink efficiency is a strong function of defect mobility, which depends on boundary structure, a property that evolves with time. Further, defect mobility at boundaries can be slower than in the bulk, which has general implications for the properties of polycrystalline materials. Finally, we correlate defect energetics with the volumes of atomic sites at the boundary.« less

  12. Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'14 1 General Overview

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    Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'14 1 General Overview Wireless Transmission Medium Layer Mobile Transport Layer WLAN Security #12;Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'14 2 Wireless LANs #12;Edgar Nett Mobile Computer Communication SS'14 3 Characteristics of Wireless LANs Advantages

  13. Adaptive Route Optimization in Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 Networks

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    Shen, Xuemin "Sherman"

    their attachment points freely while being con- nected. Therefore, mobility management is essential for tracking-generation wireless/ mobile networks are anticipated to be unified networks based on IP technology, i.e., all-IP networks, IP-based mobility management is critical. Many IP mobility protocols have been proposed

  14. Dynamic Adaptation of Mobile Agents in Heterogenous Environments

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    of network management where mobile agents seem to be a promising technology [BPW98,FKK99]. Java programs can, there are scenarios like IT-management, where mobile agents are forced to contain environment dependent technologies, design paradigms and applications of mobile code. Code mobility can also be de- scribed as motion

  15. Approaches for Broadcasting Temporal Data in Mobile Computing Systems

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    Chan, Edward

    advances in mobile communication technology have spawned many new mobile applications. A key element: mobile computing, data broadcast, real-time data, cache management 1 Introduction Recent advances in wireless communication technology have greatly increased the feasibility of mobile information services

  16. Supporting Mobile Service Interaction through Semantic Service Description Annotation and

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    to these characteristics, Semantic Web Service technology is probably the most promising candidate for connecting mobile devices supports this technology, the mobile usage of Web Services is still rather constrained that support and facilitate Physical Mobile Interaction. Semantic Web Service technology helps realising mobile

  17. 2013 NC Mobile CARE Awards October 14, 2013

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    /or advanced transportation technology use. 2013 Mobile CARE Awardees Our Judges Seth Effron Communication2013 NC Mobile CARE Awards October 14, 2013 Background: The NC Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy Department of Transportation, the Mobile CARE initiative brings together three state agencies

  18. An analysis of current mobile services and enabling

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    An analysis of current mobile services and enabling technologies Ivar Jørstad, Schahram Dustdar This paper presents the major technology enablers for mobile services in a comprehensive way and in relation be incomplete, inconsistent and overlapping with other technology enablers. Keywords: mobile services, mobile

  19. Integrating Mobile Agent Technology into an e-Marketplace Solution

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    Integrating Mobile Agent Technology into an e-Marketplace Solution - The InterMarket Marketplace. The mobile agent technology might take e-commerce trading to the next phase. Mobile agents are intelligent technology. A feasibility study, made for two existing software applications, the mobile-agent system Tracy

  20. Computation Migration based on Mobile IP and Intelligent Agent Techniques

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    Zhang, Runtong

    Page 1 Computation Migration based on Mobile IP and Intelligent Agent Techniques Runtong Zhang, Dongmei Zhang, Zhigang Kan and Jian Ma Advanced Internet Technology, Nokia (China) R&D Center No. 11, He is to investigate the use of mobile agents in the platform of mobile IPv6, to provide adapted services to mobile

  1. Location of Mobile Terminals using Time Measurements and Survey Points

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    Plataniotis, Konstantinos N.

    Location of Mobile Terminals using Time Measurements and Survey Points M. McGuire ,K.N. Plataniotis is the Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA)method where the location of the mobile terminal is estimated using research communityon technologiesthat can estimatethe loca- tion of mobile terminals. Mobile terminal

  2. Robust constrained model predictive control

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    Richards, Arthur George, 1977-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (cont.) multiple Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) demonstrate that the new DMPC algorithm offers significant computational improvement compared to its centralized counterpart. The controllers developed in this thesis are ...

  3. Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic (One Mechanic Shop)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The position is a Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic (One Mechanic Shop) located in Kent, Washington, and will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a field garage performing...

  4. Coupling Human Mobility and Social Ties

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    Toole, Jameson L; Schneider, Christian M; Gonzalez, Marta C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies using massive, passively data collected from communication technologies have revealed many ubiquitous aspects of social networks, helping us understand and model social media, information diffusion, and organizational dynamics. More recently, these data have come tagged with geographic information, enabling studies of human mobility patterns and the science of cities. We combine these two pursuits and uncover reproducible mobility patterns amongst social contacts. First, we introduce measures of mobility similarity and predictability and measure them for populations of users in three large urban areas. We find individuals' visitations patterns are far more similar to and predictable by social contacts than strangers and that these measures are positively correlated with tie strength. Unsupervised clustering of hourly variations in mobility similarity identifies three categories of social ties and suggests geography is an important feature to contextualize social relationships. We find that the composi...

  5. Hadoop MapReduce for Mobile Cloud

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    George, Johnu

    2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    capabilities on clusters of commodity hardware. Building Hadoop on a mobile net- work enables the devices to run data intensive computing applications without direct knowledge of underlying distributed systems complexities. However, these applications have...

  6. Commercial Mobile Radio Service (WRI CMRS)

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    Commercial Mobile Radio Service (WRI ­ CMRS) Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor Safety Technology Showcase October 14, 2010 Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor #12 caused by higher frequency of roadside safety inspections using wireless technologies. · Benefits

  7. Techniques for Mobile Location Estimation in UMTS 

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    Thomas, Nicholas J

    The subject area of this thesis is the locating of mobile users using the future 3rd generation spread spectrum communication system UMTS. The motivation behind this work is twofold: firstly the United States Federal ...

  8. Effective Protocols for Mobile Communications and Networking

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    Espinoza, J.; Sholander, P.; Van Leeuwen, B,

    1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report examines methods of mobile communications with an emphasis on mobile computing and wireless communications. Many of the advances in communications involve the use of Internet Protocol (IP), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), and ad hoc network protocols. However, many of the advances in these protocols have been focused on wired communications. Recently much focus has been directed at advancing communication technology in the area of mobile wireless networks. This report discusses various protocols used in mobile communications and proposes a number of extensions to existing protocols. A detailed discussion is also included on desirable protocol characteristics and evaluation criteria. In addition, the report includes a discussion on several network simulation tools that maybe used to evaluate network protocols.

  9. Update on mobile applications in dermatology

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    Patel, Shivani; Eluri, Madhu; Boyers, Lindsay N; Karimkhani, Chante; Dellavalle, Robert

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    apps officially overtake PC web usage in January 2014.officially-overtake- take-pc-web-usage-in-january-2014/.in the mobile platform. Web-ready applications for

  10. Distributed algorithms for mobile ad hoc networks

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    Malpani, Navneet

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We first present two new leader election algorithms for mobile ad hoc networks. The algorithms ensure that eventually each connected component of the topology graph has exactly one leader. The algorithms are based on a routing algorithm called TORA...

  11. Incorporating video into Google Mobile Street View

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    Wright, Christina (Christina E.)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mobile Street View is a compelling application but suffers from significant latency problems, especially in limited bandwidth circumstances. Currently, the application uses static images to display street level information. ...

  12. New Mobility Op.ons Elizabeth Deakin

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    Minnesota, University of

    New Mobility Op.ons Elizabeth Deakin Professor of City and Regional Planning · Bike sharing · Carpooling ­ casual ­ dynamic · Smart transit and paratransit · Smart cars and highways Suppor5ng Ac5ons: · Seed funding; demonstra.on projects

  13. Computing with Mobile Agents in Distributed Networks

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    Kranakis, Evangelos

    .......................... 1-12 1.7 Network Decontamination and Black Holes ....... 1-15 Network decontamination · Black holes the decontamination problem and black hole search. 1.2 Modeling Mobile Agents in Distribu

  14. Asbestos : operating system security for mobile devices

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    Stevenson, Martijn

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the design and implementation of a port of the Asbestos operating system to the ARM processor. The port to the ARM allows Asbestos to run on mobile devices such as cell phones and personal digital ...

  15. Going Mobile: Emissions Trading Gets a Boost from Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits

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    Goldschein, Perry S.

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Going Mobile: Emissions Trading Gets a Boost From Mobilehave tested various emissions trading policies to supplementAn Analysis of EPA's Emissions Trading Program, 6 YALE J. ON

  16. Advanced structure-borne sound Wave mobilities

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    ^p e j(v -p ) · Wave mobilities © Prof. B.A.T. Petersson Advanced structure-borne sound · Decomposed1 Advanced structure-borne sound p(kx) v(kx) v = p Y = ^ve- jkx x ejv ^pe- jkx x e jp = ^v ^p = ^v;2 Advanced structure-borne sound · Interface mobilities s C kp = 2p C kq = 2q C ; p = 0 ±1 ±2 ±3... ; q = 0

  17. Innovative Mobile Technologies for Asset Tracking

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    Liko, W.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    orders to space & occupancy costs. ? Top 5 lessons learned implementing a mobile solution Who We Are ? Experts in both Real Property and Facilities Management Business and Technology ? Over 250 years of combined experience that encompasses facility... assigned by layer and not by block or object ? Do you have nested blocks ? Complexity and detail of predefined blocks Facility Surveys Facility Surveys Facility Surveys Workflow: do more in fewer steps with mobility ? Eliminate paper with instant...

  18. Mobile robotics research at Sandia National Laboratories

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    Morse, W.D.

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia is a National Security Laboratory providing scientific and engineering solutions to meet national needs for both government and industry. As part of this mission, the Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center conducts research and development in robotics and intelligent machine technologies. An overview of Sandia`s mobile robotics research is provided. Recent achievements and future directions in the areas of coordinated mobile manipulation, small smart machines, world modeling, and special application robots are presented.

  19. OFFICIAL POLICY 10.17 / 3.2 Mobile Websites and Mobile Applications ("Apps") 08/01/12

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    Kasman, Alex

    OFFICIAL POLICY 10.17 / 3.2 Mobile Websites and Mobile Applications ("Apps") 08/01/12 Policy Statement All existing or proposed College of Charleston mobile website and mobile application ("apps/or the Android store), must be reviewed and approved by both Information Technology and the Division of Marketing

  20. Abstract --We describe the core components of a mobile RFID system, and they include components such as mobile

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    . I. INTRODUCTION One of the key problems with mobile RFID technology is how to quickly use the mobile mobile RFID technology can focus on implementing commerce logic. WIPI (Wireless Internet Platform-357-D00255) application, Browser parser, and Phone GUI. Most functions for mobile RFID technology